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Shock over mass brawl

Lack of police response mystifies witnesses BY MYLES HUME


A massive hour-long street brawl in the centre of Ashburton - involving more than 30 people - has left witnesses and a security firm horrified. Bystanders have also raised concern over the police response, saying they never showed despite calls to emergency services and that one police car reportedly drove past the scene. Talbot Security managing director Dean Talbot said

he and three staff members were confronted with a bloody brawl involving more than 30 people in the Ashburton McDonald’s carpark (pictured above) about 2.40am Sunday. The alcohol-fuelled fight, mainly between young men aged 15-30, allegedly lasted more than an hour with some of Mr Talbot’s staff assaulted while attempting to defuse the situation. “The event started about 2.40am with about 10-15 people fighting and then that

crowd has escalated to 25-30 and then it’s continued on and off until about 4am,” Mr Talbot said. “Originally two of our guards tried to break it up but the numbers overwhelmed them and both were knocked to the ground by the mob. “Then a third and fourth came to assist and we have basically moved out after numerous attacks while we were helping them on the ground.” Fighting continued outside the carpark area until about

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4am and trespass notices were handed down to many involved. Mr Talbot said it was procedure to call Ashburton police during such incidents, so up to six calls were made but police never showed. “Every single event, whether it’s one-on-one or one-on-seven, we’re told to call police, and in my personal view that was a serious event that could have ended in the loss of a life,” Mr Talbot said. An Ashburton father, who the Guardian agreed to call

John, was picking up his teenage daughter from McDonald’s about 3am, but she was stuck inside afraid she would be caught up in the brawl. He said he was disappointed police did not show, and saw a flashing police car drive past the scene on West Street at the time. Senior Sergeant Grant Russell, of Ashburton, said limited staff were rostered at that hour, but he would “be looking into the events that took place” relating to Sunday morning.

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Slow and steady wins the race. Or not?

Lyn and Graeme Church must have felt like the turtle beating the hare in Sunday’s Longbeach Coastal Challenge after they were declared the winners of the 12km recreational walk. In fact, the pair competed in the 5km, but arrived late for the start and finished so far behind their field that they were mistaken for the fastest walkers in following 12km race. “We didn’t know anything about it until someone started congratulating Lyn this morning,” said a bemused Graeme Church. “I just felt sorry for the people who won the race and didn’t get mentioned.” The fastest man in fact was Dave Strong, while Judith Crozier and Lori Rusbatch crossed the line together as the fastest female competitors.



Kiwi diners keen on local flavour New Zealand is turning into a country of “localvores” – threequarters of Kiwis prefer to feast on locally grown ingredients when eating out, according to the latest survey of the nation’s dining habits. Industry professionals have backed the findings of the American Express Dining Insights survey that showed support for dishes made with Kiwi ingredients. Of 1000 respondents, 77 per cent voiced their preference for local ingredients when dining out. Twenty per cent were so serious about that preference they opted for food only from their area. Despite the love of local products, just 7 per cent said they were happy to pay premium prices to enjoy them. – APNZ

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Hemsworth almost loses finger Australian actor Liam Hemsworth almost lost the tip of his little finger while playing a dangerous knife game during a drunken night out in London last week. Hemsworth was out with his The Hunger Games co-stars following the UK premiere when he decided to show off his skills playing five finger fillet, moving the blade quickly between his digits. However, Hemsworth’s judgement had been impaired by his alcohol consumption and he ended up catching the end of his left pinky. Luckily, the knife hit his nail and didn’t draw blood. “I wanted to impress everyone. I’d had a couple of drinks ... Apparently it was a $US10,000 dollar table too that I ruined ...” – WENN

Tutus on Tour – NZ Ballet, Ashburton Trust Event Centre.This biennial mixed bill features excerpts from five audience favourites and one brand new work. Excerpts include: Flower Festival at Genzano, FrENZy, Through to You, Little Improvisations, as well as a sparkling new version of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Show starts: 7.30pm.

On the couch – Supersized Earth, TV One, 8.30pm. New series. The spectacular story of how we have redesigned our planet to build the modern world. Explore our most ambitious creations, joining the people who have made the impossible possible. In this episode, Dallas Campbell explores how we’ve conquered the skies as we build astonishing places to live.

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Technology might make the impossible, possible, but Ashburton District councillors discovered yesterday it still has its failings. In a first, they used Skype to allow an Auckland submitter to speak at its local alcohol policy hearing, but the moment went pear-shaped. The conversation screamed to a halt when the fire alarm went off – in Auckland. The submitter beat a hasty retreat to the street while the councillors cooled their heels. “At least if she’d been in this office and the alarm went off here, we could have continued our conversation in the carpark,” councillor Darryl Nelson said.

Neighbour gets raw deal Paul McKay rose before the cocks were crowing at the weekend to ask his partying nextdoor neighbours to turn down the volume. He returned to bed in his home in Whangarei but later got up when he heard “a racket” outside. And when he looked in his letterbox he found it filled with pieces of chicken, defrosted but still relatively fresh. More chicken had been thrown on the lawn of his neighbour and more letterboxes had chicken stuffed in and around them. Mr McKay said the neighbour whom he had asked to be quieter was “a very nice woman”. But he suspected friends of her teenage children might be responsible for the chicken. – APNZ



Out of town – Boulevard Arts Market, 31-33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch. An artisans market of quality, local and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Held on Wednesday to Sunday, across the road from The Arts Centre. The weekend market makes up part of The Boulevard Container Shops.

At the movies – The Hunger Games – Catching Fire, Regent Cinema, Ashburton. The second entry in the young adult futuristic thriller series that sees the return of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss and Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta. The pair inspire a rebellion within the districts. Rated: M. Show times: 12.30pm, 5.20pm, 8pm.

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Two die in five-car crash at Rakaia BY MYLES HUME


Two drivers were killed in a five-car crash north of Rakaia yesterday. Two passengers were also flown to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries from the scene at the corner of Breadings Road and State Highway 1 at Bankside about 1.15pm, 8km north of Rakaia. Contractors were called in to divert thousands of vehicles down Old South Road, a shingle stretch parallel with the highway, until 6pm with Rakaia police and firefighters attending the scene with their Selwyn counterparts. Police yesterday said initial reports indicated a car travelling south on State Highway 1 veered across the centre line into the path of a northbound vehicle. The male driver of the southbound car and the female driver of the northbound car both died in the collision. “Two females, passengers from each of the two vehicles, were airlifted to Christchurch Hospital by Westpac Rescue Helicopter with serious injuries,” a spokesman said.

Three other vehicles were also caught up in the immediate aftermath of the high-speed crash, but no other serious injuries were reported. Drizzle made the road surface slippery yesterday but police say it is not known whether the conditions may have been a factor in the smash. The police serious crash unit

is now investigating. Police are also investigating a fatal crash near Haast yesterday afternoon. A 59-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a camper van north of the Haast township. Steven Wayne Nottingham, of Christchurch, was riding south on his Harley Davidson with one other motorbike when

he collided with a north-bound campervan on a winding stretch of SH6, police said in a statement. There were no other known injuries. Three people were in the campervan. A serious crash investigation is under way, and motorists in the area were advised to expect delays.

Traffic north of the Rakaia Bridge is diverted down Old South Road after a major crash that killed two people on State Highway 1 at Bankside yesterday. PHOTO DONNA WYLIE 251113-DW-230

Ewen Macdonald denied parole for second time Ewen Macdonald claimed yesterday he would still be married if he had not been jailed for his secret revenge “missions”. The 33-year-old was jailed for five years in September last year for a crime spree targeting neighbouring farms, which included a vandalism attack on a new home being built by Feilding farmers Scott and Kylee Guy. Last year Macdonald was

acquitted of killing Mr Guy, and yesterday he was denied parole for a second time. The Parole Board said it was not satisfied he no longer posed an undue risk to the safety of the community. At the parole hearing at Christchurch Men’s Prison, he admitted that the attack - in which hateful messages were scrawled on the walls - came af-

ter a period of tension between himself and Scott and amidst feelings of jealousy. Macdonald was seeking an early release to the Christchurch address of a relative who had been visiting him weekly. Macdonald said he now felt sickened to look back on his crimes, which he said were driven by revenge and a desire to make himself feel better.

He claimed he was protecting the family and the farm by not owning up to his crimes. With the help of a psychologist he had changed greatly over the last year, Macdonald told the hearing. The board heard that Macdonald had been working in the community while serving his time at Rolleston Prison, helping to chop wood at a local golf

course and clean up after severe winds in Canterbury. Parole Board panel chairwoman, Justice Marion Frater, said Macdonald was a man “of some notoriety”, and asked how he dealt with that. Macdonald said he had worked alongside members of the public and had experienced no issues. A local employer had even offered him a job on a handshake deal.


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Soldier hopes to replace stolen medals BY MYLES HUME


Ashburton war veteran Alex Thomson still has no clue who stole his prized war medals, but is hoping to receive replacements by Anzac Day next year. A wave of sympathy and sorrow has met Mr Thomson since thieves broke into his Allenton home last month and made off with five war medals, a laptop, computer and iPad, among other items, before trashing his place. Insurance covered the electronic items, but his missing four British Army and one New Zealand Cadet Forces medal are not so easily replaced. “I’m just waiting on a letter from the police so I can send the paperwork to England to get them replaced, but they will never be the same as the originals,” Mr Thomson said. On Armistice Day just a fortnight ago, Mr Thomson attended a service but felt naked without his prized medals. “The whole thing has been very frustrating and I just hope the replacements are here by Anzac Day.” Following Mr Thomson’s sad story, the Ashburton community has rallied around, with concerned residents approaching him on the street, a visit from victim support and people he did not know calling him to

A 6-year-old girl died yesterday in a house fire that may have been started by another child playing with matches. The blaze was first reported at 4.40pm in Onehunga, Auckland. Preliminary examination and investigation indicated the Oranga Ave blaze started after another child played with matches inside the house, police said in a statement. “This tragic incident shows the importance of keeping matches out of children’s hands and out of harm’s way,” the statement said. The death of the 6-year-old has been reported to the coroner.

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Ashburton war veteran Alex Thomson’s five war medals stolen during a break in last month at his Allenton home are still missing, but he hopes to have replacements before Anzac Day next year. PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 111013-TM-002

express their sympathies. But still there has been no trace of the medals. The break-in has hit home for the 86-year-old. A new security system has been installed but noises around the house sometimes make him anxious. “I do get a bit nervous, but I had the new security system

put in and I always make sure that’s on when I walk out the gate,” he said. The missing medals were a British Defence, Victory medal, a 1939-1960 British Service medal and a New Zealand Cadet Forces medal. Also missing is a General Service medal with a Palestine

campaign clasp which has his service number and name engraved on the edge; “14176838, A W Thomson”. Anyone with information related to Mr Thomson’s missing medals can call Ashburton police on 3078400 or anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.


Quick turnaround for consent applications By streamlining its consenting process, the Ashburton District Council has managed to turn around its processing time for applications from 16.37 days to just 5.99 days. A long-running project overhauling the consenting process

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is almost completed and this has seen the old hand delivery system replaced with an electronic system that delivers all staff the information they need at the same time. In October, the council issued 81 building consents, margin-

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ally down on October last year (85). For the year to date, 1051 consents have been issued and for the same period last year consent issues totaled 1063. For the quarter to October 31, July was the busiest month

with 112 consents issued. The maximum waiting time for a building to receive an inspection in October was two days. During the month inspectors averaged 5.09 inspections per day.

Hokitika Museum is trying to develop a database to record every Westland resident who served in World War One, as part of the war centennial commemorations starting next year. It is looking for information on everyone who served in the war, and to re-tell their stories. The Greymouth Star is also looking for diaries or letters from anyone on the frontline who was from the West Coast, whether soldiers or nurses. Hokitika Museum director Julia Bradshaw said there was no definitive account of West Coasters who went off to the war. A Northland man, Kevin Lewis, had compiled details of the men whose names appeared on memorials around Westland, and the museum also had the Hokitika RSA list of those who signed up in Hokitika, as well as photographs, medals, postcards, soldiers’ pay books and certificates.

Koreans tune in to NZ An estimated 20 million Korean TV viewers have just watched a show featuring Rotorua’s people and attractions. Sunday night’s episode of Korea’s most popular reality show Dad, where are we going? was the first of three filmed in New Zealand, mainly in Rotorua. The show features five celebrity fathers and their children undertaking weekly challenges. Producer Kang Goong said they came to New Zealand for the final episodes of the series because of its strong connections between the environment and its people. “New Zealand was the perfect destination.” - APNZ

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Retailers bite at liquor sale changes BY SUE NEWMAN


Proposed changes to off-licence trading hours have drawn a sharp reaction from liquor retailers. Currently retailers can sell alcohol for the duration of their trading hours, but the Sale of Liquor Act 2012 will reduce those hours on December 18 to between 7am-11pm. The Ashburton District Coun-

cil proposes to reduce these even further in its new local alcohol policy (LAP), to 8am-9pm and the case for canning that change was made at yesterday’s LAP hearings. Supermarket giants Foodstuffs and Progressive both oppose the change saying they are catering for a changing workforce with changing purchasing requirements. Both wanted the council to allow the new default

hours (7am–11pm) to be trialled before any additional restrictions were put in place. Under the act, the council through its LAP had the ability to set case by case trading hours rather than adopt a blanket approach, said Foodstuffs representative Tim Donaldson. “We now have shift workers, people who are tag parenting and some of those customers are doing their grocery shop on

the way home for work and buying beer and wine with that.” He gave an example of a retailer in a suburban Ashburton supermarket who did between 20 and 25 per cent of his turnover between 5am and 8am. While only about 7 per cent of that was in alcohol, customers expected one stop shopping and if they were unable to buy wine or beer with their groceries they were likely to go else-

where, Mr Donaldson said. “We cannot see the evidence that says restricting hours any more will reduce harm.” Ashburton supermarket retailers did not currently trade beyond 9pm, but if they did extend trading hours, then for the final two hours of the day they would not be able to sell alcohol unless the council went with the Government’s 7am–11pm default hours.

Late night trade will suffer, say rural publicans BY SUE NEWMAN


If country pubs in the Ashburton District are forced to employ security staff to trade after 1am, some might close their doors to late night business, says publican Max Smith. Mr Smith owns the Mt Somers Tavern and was one of several people who spoke at an Ashburton District Council hearing yesterday on the district’s draft local alcohol policy (LAP). Trading patterns and clientele were very different in country taverns to those in towns and cities, with no late night movements between venues, Mr Smith said. “Our late night patrons fall into three categories – contractors who finish work very late and come in sometimes after 1am for a meal and a drink, hunters who are back out of the hills late and domestic and international travellers who haven’t planned their travel well.” Because that trade was irregular, perhaps once a week, and he and his wife ran the tavern, Mr Smith said they could decide to stay open until 3am as required. A one-way door policy would mean security staff were needed and if this was applied across

the district, his tavern would be forced to close at 1am, he said. “This would have a big impact on our business; we couldn’t financially afford to do it. You can’t plan for this trade in country pubs, there is no pattern.” Dave den Baars, who owns Methven’s Blue and Brown pubs, said there was no evidence to support the success of oneway door policies in reducing the consumption of alcohol. Bars were a supervised drinking environment and restricting access late at night would not stop people who were intent on drinking too much, he said. They would simply drink alcohol purchased earlier at an off-licence in an uncontrolled premise. “Methven pubs support a uniform 3am closing time but not a one-way door from 1am.” Rather than restricting access to bars, Mr den Baars said it would make more sense to ban happy hour, cut price drinks. “You can’t tell me the supply of alcohol at a low price for a set time doesn’t make people consume it faster,” he said. If he was forced to have security on all doors to remain open past 1am, Mr den Baars said that would mean six staff would be needed. His other option was to

Mt Somers Tavern hosts Max and Sandee Smith.

close some doors and halve the number patrons he could serve. The Ashburton Trust, however, supports the one-way door policy but chief executive Giles Beal said Ashburton and Timaru should ensure they applied this at the same time. In Ashburton 1am is the target time but in

Timaru, this is 2am. “The different time is likely to create a movement of customers south and that will create problems with drink driving. A common time is needed otherwise this is likely to cost lives.” After submitting that they did not support a one-way door


policy in rural areas, at yesterday’s hearing Ashburton police senior sergeant Grant Russell withdrew his opposition to the policy. Council received 205 submissions on the proposed Local Alcohol Policy. The one-way door policy generated 155 against.

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Support for anti-violence campaign By GaBrielle Stuart

Marching through the dismal rain, more than 40 people took to the streets of Ashburton yesterday to support White Ribbon – and each had a different reason for being there. Ashburton man Graeme Mills would describe himself as an average, every day Kiwi guy; a local engineer, married with three kids. Yesterday he was one of the men who led the White Ribbon march, yet in many ways he did it alone - none of his workmates or friends from his sports clubs were there. “I couldn’t ask the guys to come down here with me. It would be too embarrassing. By just being here we’re saying, yes, we blokes have a problem. Nobody wants to admit that. It’s weak.” However, violence towards women isn’t something that Mr Mills has ever had the freedom to ignore. He is open and matter of fact about his story.

He has seen his mother, his three sisters and his niece abused. As a child he watched his father abuse his mother, and tried to protect his sisters as best he could. As a young teenager he came home one day and found his mother severely beaten and locked in the bathroom. His father had gone down to the local hotel. “One day I went down to the hotel and smacked a bottle on his head. Then I went to the Police. That was when it all changed for me. I swore I was never going to do that to my own family, or to stand by and let it happen.” However that was far from the last experience he had with domestic abuse. Over the years he has seen friends and family members both abused by and abusing their partners, but his own experiences have made him fearless about speaking up. He was skeptical about how much the march yesterday would do to change the culture of violence in New Zealand, as he said often the ones who need

The White Ribbon march through Ashburton yesterday was led by (from left) volunteer Jamie Lane, local ambassador Evans Chibanguza, local MP Jo Goodhew, Mayor Angus McKay and volunteer Graeme Mills. Photo Donna Wylie 251113-DW-076

to hear the message wouldn’t turn up anyway. Most important to him was passing on a respect for other people to his own children. “Both my daughters and my son I have brought up to have the highest respect for other people. My daughters are strong women - I’d like to see a man stupid enough to take either of

them on.” One of the women at the march did not want to be named, but had passed on a similar legacy to her children. She was abused by her partner for several years, and said that her young son saw her regularly battered, with black eyes and fat lips. Now, as an adult, she said that

he was the first to stand up when he saw his mates being abusive. “All his friends hit their partners, but he has never hit his girlfriend. He won’t let it happen. If he sees it he’ll step in and give the guy a crack. “I told him he had to be careful interfering, because she might have deserved it. But he said ‘Mum, no one deserves that’.”

Locals pledge to speak out against family violence By GaBrielle Stuart

Noreen Tod signed the White Ribbon pledge at yesterday’s march through Ashburton. Photo Donna Wylie 251113-DW-076

In Ashburton yesterday horns were tooted, a pledge was signed and locals turned out to march the streets in support of White Ribbon day, a campaign led by men to address violence towards women. More than 40 locals joined the march down East Street yesterday, including local volunteers, police officers and politicians like Mayor Angus McKay and MP Jo Goodhew. This year’s month-long international campaign centred around signing the White Ribbon pledge, promising never to commit, condone or remain

silent about violence towards women. Local White Ribbon volunteer Christine Richards said that it was just a small step toward changing a culture of violence, but every step was progress. “It’s a work in progress. We know it’s going to take a long time to change people’s attitudes, but we’re prepared to keep at it.” Police in New Zealand investigated 89,947 family violence occurrences in the year ending June 30, 2013, with over 60 per cent involving incidents between partners. Police Commissioner Peter Marshall said that police were

recording family violence investigations at the rate of approximately 240 per day last year one every six minutes. However he saw the increase in reported cases of family violence as a positive indicator of an increased awareness of and intolerance to family violence. “What we are starting to see is New Zealanders engaging with this issue, and giving voice to the change in attitude through events such as White Ribbon.” The signed White Ribbon flag will be hung at sites around the district throughout the year, and people in the community were welcome to make the pledge and sign it where it hangs.



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Zoodoo run delayed

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Pinnacles Hut’s longdrop has turned into a short drop as poor weather continues to delay the Department of Conservation’s annual toilet emptying operation. Department staff had yesterday scheduled to pump out the toilet, a job which involves about nine helicopter trips, five DOC

staff and others, and costs about $5000 to empty the approximate 3000 litres of waste. A department spokesperson said yesterday the job had been delayed for the third time this spring, due to poor weather. “We just plan to do it this time of year and we just wait until we get the weather, so there’s no problems there,” he said. As long as the job was done before Christmas there were no

concerns, and no trampers had complained. However, Mt Somers Walkways Society spokesperson Lew Shaw said the longdrop was almost overflowing. “If it’s full, it’s not really a longdrop, it’s a short drop,” Mr Shaw said. He had himself, as a DOC helper in the past, been on the “zoodoo run”. It worked by the waste be-

ing pumped into a pressurised drum which was slung beneath the helicopter and flown out to Staveley, where a waste takeaway truck awaited. He said the job quite often “sneaks up on them (DOC)”. The 19-bed Pinnacles Hut is on the Mt Somers Track, and receives high usage over the summer period, alongside fellow track hut, the Woolshed Creek hut.

Pinnacles Hut’s longdrop, pictured behind the hut, is in dire need of emptying as poor weather delays the annual operation. Photo suPPlied


High hopes for big fish Hinds Lions Club sea fishing competition organisers are hoping for a record turnout for the third annual competition this year. Organising committee member Angus Cameron said the competition, on December 1, attracted over 40 entrants last year, and this year he hoped more than 50 would attend. Fish caught - likely to include rig and elephant fish, and maybe also red cod and gurnet – will be weighed in at the close of the competition at 2pm. The competition will begin 9am, and there will be prizes in adult and junior

sections, including for the heaviest and largest fish caught, and even the most unusual thing caught. “They are not hard to win, all you have to do it catch a good fish,” Mr Cameron said of the prizes. Registration, $10 for adults and $5 for under 16s, is on the day, and at tents below Lowcliffe on the coast at the end of Brogdens Road. Fishing must be from the shore between the Hinds and Rangitata River mouths. Anyone wanting more information can phone Mr Cameron on 0211503189.


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Closed up vehicles can become “sweatboxes” in a matter of minutes, putting the lives of children locked inside in mortal danger, the AA warns. Its comments come after a blistering weekend where the AA rescued three babies and a teenager from locked vehicles. The AA receives more than 900 calls a year involving children locked in vehicles - mostly by distracted parents who leave their keys inside the vehicle which is then locked. AA Roadservice’s national manager John Healy said it was usually when packing the beach bags or shopping purchases into the car when people become distracted and found themselves locked out of their vehicles, sometimes with young children or animals inside.

“My advice is to keep hold of your car keys at all times and never give the keys to babies or young children to play with.” Pets are also known for hitting the central locking button, and some cars have an auto-locking feature. “So it pays to have the keys in your pocket,” he said. The AA receives more than 600 calls each year about pets locked in heated vehicles, he said. It was surprising how quickly a vehicle could heat up. Some of the weekend rescue missions happened about 7am, when temperatures were relatively cool. But after about 20 minutes, the car had reached a high temperature, he said. - APNZ

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George’s adventure over Former LWR boss By GaBrielle Stuart

Eighty-four year old George Crack returned from his “last ride” over the weekend – but after spending the last two weeks with fellow adventurers, rocketing downhill at speeds of 60km per hour and even a trip in a helicopter, he has decided it may be too much fun to give up after all. After cycling 350 kilometres of mountainous terrain between Mount Cook and Oamaru, the retired Ashburton man returned from his five-day trip feeling “good as gold”. “The ride was very well organised. The catering was magnificent, and we struck very good weather.” The Ashburton man came home from the trip with a lot more than just good stories, as he raised more than $1500 for the Christchurch Prostate Cancer research unit through the ride. He made the ride alongside members of the Oamaru Ordinary Cycle club, many of whom were riding vintage penny farthings and decked out in full Victorian garb, which he said did not seem to pose a problem even in the heat. “Even the ladies in their frocks and hats seemed to master it very well.” He rode in a shirt, jacket and laced

shoes on his 1960s Raleigh bike, which he rode on his first charity ride in 1971, from the tip of the North Island to the bottom of the south. After the cyclists were flown to the start of the trail by helicopter, Mr Crack set off right away and arrived at the first stop close to 45 minutes before any of the other riders. He kept the same pace up throughout the ride, at one stage freewheeling downhill for more than 6km. He “likes a bit of speed”. Even once the ride was over he hadn’t had enough of cycling, and joined a leg of a charity ride the length of New Zealand, a trip that Mr Crack completed more than 40 years before. He ended the ride with his annual visit to the four-day Oceania Cycling championships at the velodrome in Invercargill.

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jailed for fraud The former boss of a Canterbury clothing manufacturer that kitted out some of our greatest sporting heroes has been jailed for six years for his role in a multimillion dollar fraud. Ken Anderson, 66, was sentenced today by Judge Jane Farish at the Christchurch District Court. Anderson was the sole director and ultimate shareholder of century-old Lane Walker Rudkin (LWR) when it went into receivership in April 2009. After a 21-month investigation, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) laid 61 charges against him in 2011 for allegedly fabricating financial documents to gain loans from Westpac. As a result of the fraud, losses of $70 million were suffered. The SFO also laid 21 charges against him for allegedly using fake documents to gain funds with a letter of credit facility from Westpac. Last month Anderson pleaded guilty to three representative charges. The charges state that between November 2006 and March 2009 with in-

tent to obtain a pecuniary advantage, dishonestly and without claim of right Anderson used or attempted to use a document to obtain funds from Westpac, and for credit transactions between another company he was connected with. A co-accused, with name suppression, also admitted a charge of using false documentation to obtain funds under a letter of credit facility, and was fined $2000. SFO director Julie Read recognised the high level of public interest in this case. “We feel for the staff who contributed to the once successful LWR brand and who were then victims of its collapse due to the activities of the defendants. “The SFO hope this result will help deter similar crimes and maintain the integrity and credibility of New Zealand businesses,” she said. Anderson took over Lane Walker Rudkin in 2001 with then-wife Patricia, who, according to the Companies Office, officially ended her involvement with LWR in 2006. - APNZ


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New Zealand has lost its status as one of the biggest P users in the world, but the Government says the battle against the drug is far from over because 25,000 New Zealanders are still using it. A Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet report showed the rate of pure amphetamine use had halved since 2009, and the drug’s street price was starting to climb. Prime Minister John Key told media that in 2009 New Zealand had one of the highest rates of P users in the world with 2.2 per cent of the adult population using the drug. “Five years later, we have reduced that number to just under 0.9 per cent.” Mr Key welcomed the drop in the

number of users, but emphasised that 25,000 adult New Zealanders were still using the drug, and that was far too many. He added: “P is a problem in New Zealand. It hooks people from all walks of life and creates misery for those who are addicted to it for families and for communities. Quite simply, the Government wants to stamp it out.” The drop in methamphetamine use was believed to be connected to increased efforts to intercept the precursor drugs which were used to manufacture P. The Government had also invested in increased treatment for addicts and drug education programmes in schools.



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Enjoy success while you can Coen Lammers EDITOR


t has been an eventful week for New Zealand sport that has given us the highs and lows across all codes. The last-minute wins for the All Blacks and the Kiwis were the stand-out efforts that gave New Zealand sports fans an emotional roller-coaster ride, thankfully both with a fairy tale ending. The Kiwis are now heading for a Rugby World Cup League final where they will defend their world title against the favoured Australians and hopefully will be able to again stun the Kangaroos. While we hope the Kiwis will get close, the New Zealand sporting public expects the All Blacks to win every time they run on to the field. The fact that Richie McCaw’s team just became the first professional national team to remain unbeaten throughout a year, demonstrates how tough that task is. There has been much debate this week whether the current crop is the greatest All Blacks side in history. The narrow escape in Dublin yesterday may have put some cold water on that statement, but the way this team came back from the dead on several occasions this year, makes their unbeaten run even more special. Whatever your opinion, we should all savour their success, because even the greatest All Black eras come to an end. At times New Zealand sports fans do not realise how spoilt we have been until the party is over. Just ask basketball fans who are still longing for the days of 2002 when the Tall Blacks mixed it with the best teams in the world. Football fans have also seen the All Whites tumble from the great heights of an unbeaten World Cup campaign in South Africa to the football wilderness. After New Zealand’s double thrashing by Mexico last week, many wonder whether 2010 was as good as it will ever get. So let’s enjoy our successes and remember that nothing lasts for ever.

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I had hoped by now that some indication of changed attitude and even, hopefully, it would be evident in council communication but no, same old evasion and avoidance of items that matter. Assurances were given on the financial position, but no provisions shown for some 60 odd million at present for the stadium and then of course the gallery millstone. Yet in that case we have yet another group of “experts” visiting to tell us how wonderful it will be, how much did that cost, particularly as the district owns nothing of value in the sphere and not likely to.

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I noted a happy group of councillors heading off for a bus tour. Why? It should be part of every councillor’s duty to inspect and report on district roads and footpaths. I’m tired of complaining about broken glass lying on roads and footpaths for weeks at a time. In my case, I regularly have to have punctures repaired on my scooter. Not always avoidable because of other factors but one of those $100,000-plus a year persons could perhaps spend some time on the basics. If the work is done properly at the top of the heap one can be sure it is also working at the bottom. We need application not flattery and it has always been my contention that councillors should be as financially accountable as company directors and be subject to the law, including being sued, particularly

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hile some commentators think Kiwi dairy farmers should copy their European colleagues on all things environmental, my advice is to think again. In addition to receiving cash subsidies, Europe is no environmental gold standard. That’s not me speaking but comes from the Economist magazine last year. “On Yale University’s Environmental Performance Index, the Netherlands comes 20th out of the 27 EU countries … There is broad agreement on the causes. The Netherlands has the highest numbers of livestock per head in Europe; these beasts produce unrecyclable amounts of manure that pollute soil and water. The country is a transport hub. Lorries and river barges use diesel, a source of particulates. The Dutch have many energy-hungry industries, such as refineries, steelworks and chemical plants. With not much land and lots of people, pollution looks inevitable.” While New Zealand does better on Yale’s scoring than Holland, if you swap ‘Dutch’ for ‘Kiwi,’ then it reads like it has come from the pages of Dr Jan Wright’s big water report. More so since Dutch farms generate twice the nitrogen surplus as we do in New Zealand. On our farms every surplus kilogram of nitrogen lost to water not only impacts what we and our stock need to drink, but becomes an opportunity cost on farmers. That nitrogen, not to mention phosphorous, going down the gurgler is free fertiliser. Being efficient and keeping this on-farm and out

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of water saves you thousands of dollars in synthetic fertilisers. It’s an environmental and financial win-win. Following Dr Wright’s report, TV3’s Campbell Live visited two Waikato dairy farms with low stocking rates. While this is on-farm adaptation for drought, it was put up by the show as a solution for water quality. The reporter jumped from clear running Huka Falls to the river meandering past Huntly a decided shade of brown. Being a regular Fieldays visitor I think Campbell Live should have gone from ‘the narrows’ just before Hamilton then Huntly. While Campbell Live overlooked what impact the eight hydro power stations have on the Waikato, not to mention Cambridge, Hamilton, Ngaruawahia and Huntly, it was a useful contribution. Here’s another solution suited to intensive dairy farming on light soils; wintering barns. They don’t come cheap but it means you can still

farm intensively while meeting tough nutrient limits. We can then capture nutrients and irrigate that back over summer to fertilise pasture. That should also get the tick from the animal rights people as we house cows when the weather is cold, but graze them on pasture when it’s warm. We mustn’t overlook the truckload of great work farmers are doing which was all outside the scope of Dr Wright’s report. Dairy farmers have fenced 24,000km of waterways and collectively are spending billions to improve on-farm effluent management. This is why Lake Rotorua improved decades earlier than what the ‘official model’ predicted. This is why our rivers are showing improvement and if anyone doubted the Ministry for the Environment showing river quality is stable to improving, then the Manawatu River proves it. Horizons’ Dr Jon Roygard reported the river shows “some improvements but is still

below standard at some times and locations”. Echoing what Minister Amy Adams has said about urban water, Horizons’ Dr Roygard added that local authority wastewater system improvements under way in six towns will make a significant difference to water quality. That’ll be mirrored in most other regions too. The outlook of New Zealand’s farmers is very different from how the Economist concluded its 2012 examination of Holland’s environment. The magazine’s ‘Dirty Dykes’ article says that despite high levels of air and water pollution, “The average Dutch person is taller and lives longer than most other Europeans...” I wonder what the Officer of Health for Canterbury, Dr Alistair Humphrey, would make of that. I know we can do better by not treating the environment and the economy as an ‘either/ or’ because it’s both.

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US hints at more sanctions Washington’s point man on North Korea has suggested that more sanctions may be imminent against Pyongyang over its atomic weapons program in the wake of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. Glyn Davies, the US special representative for North Korea policy, said yesterday he hoped quickening diplomacy examining when to resume stalled sixparty talks would bear fruit. The talks are designed to push the reclusive state to abandon its nuclear ambitions but have been in limbo since December 2008. “Pyongyang’s attempts to engage in dialogue while keeping its program running are completely unacceptable,” Davies said after a meeting with his counterparts in Tokyo. “If we do not see signs of the North Koreans’ sincerity, if they do not act to demonstrate that they understand they must fulfil their obligations and give up their nuclear weapons, then there is more pressure that will

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be brought to bear on them,” he said. North Korea is currently pushing for a resumption of the six-party talks but the United States says it must first demonstrate a commitment to denuclearisation. US President Barack Obama’s administration has repeatedly voiced frustration over its dealings with North Korea but critics have said the issue has faded from US priorities. Analysts have also expressed doubts over the effectiveness of the six-party framework, which critics say allows Pyongyang to make promises it feels free to renege on later. During Davies’ week-long tour of Northeast Asia, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program for the next six months in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in a preliminary accord led by the United States. Davies warned that it was difficult to draw direct comparison between North Korea and Iran but highlighted the fact that the

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use of sanctions led to success with Tehran. Davies said the United States was in close consultation with China to examine the right “threshold” to allow the resumption of six-party talks, which group the two Koreas, China,

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An expert in stealth technology has won the 2013 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science. Assistant Defence Minister Stuart Roberts said the work of Andrew Amiet from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation had made military vehicles and vessels harder for an enemy to detect. Dr Amiet is a fine example of the brilliant scientific minds that make a significant contribution to Defence capability, he said. “Dr Amiet is responsible for developing and evaluating materials with stealth capabilities for use on submarines, ANZAC ships and Army vehicles to minimise their detection by radar, sonar, infrared and other electronic systems, thus significantly improving their operational capability,” he said in a statement. - AAP

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Three dead after clashes in Libya Fierce clashes have broken out between army special forces and fighters from Libya’s top jihadist group in the eastern city of Benghazi, leaving at least three soldiers dead. “A violent clash has been taking place for several hours between our forces and an Ansar al-Sharia cell,” Colonel Milud al-Zwei, spokesman for Libya’s special forces, told AFP yesterday. Fadia al-Barghathi, spokesman for the city’s Al-Jala hospital, said three soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded, along with four civilians hurt by stray bullets. Zwei said the fighting - the first of its kind between the army and the Salafist group - broke out after a special forces patrol near the group’s headquarters came under attack. “The army retaliated, sparking clashes with all types of weapons,” he said. The spokesman said fighting between the two sides spread to other districts of Benghazi, especially near a charity clinic run by Ansar al-Sharia in the Selmani area. Ansar Al-Sharia emerged after the 2011 fall of Moamer Kadhafi’s regime, with its military wing composed of former rebel fighters. Blamed for the murders of judges and members of the security forces in Benghazi, it is also suspected of responsibility for a September 2012 attack in which the US ambassador and three other Americans were killed. It denies any involvement. - AFP

France’s foreign minister says the European Union will likely lift some sanctions on Iran in December, as part of a hard-won deal that curbs Tehran’s nuclear program. Laurent Fabius also said yesterday that Israel - which has blasted the agreement as an “historic mistake” - was not likely to launch any preventative strikes its arch-foe “because no one would understand” such a move “at this stage”. World powers sealed the agreement after four days of intense negotiations in Geneva, promising to ease some crippling US and EU sanctions on the Islamic state in return for limits on an enrichment program the West suspects was aimed at developing an atomic bomb. - AFP

Websites targeted Indonesian hackers are targeting Australian police and other government agencies’ websites as payback for spying on their president but no critical police information has been compromised. The hacking group called BlackSinChan is reportedly acquiring and publishing encrypted passcodes of some Australian websites, leaving a message on one site “This is the payback for Spying Indonesia!” Their actions follow revelations last week that Australian intelligence monitored the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and other top Indonesian officials. However Australian Federal Police said yesterday no sensitive information was compromised when the hackers accessed log-in details of a member through the Crime Stoppers website. - AAP

Body in concrete barrel A man killed his best friend and dumped his body in a barrel filled with concrete to hide the evidence, a court has heard. Anthony Charles Oliver, 38, pleaded not guilty to murder in the Supreme Court in Brisbane yesterday. He is on trial accused of killing Norman Cheney at Esk, northwest of Brisbane, in late 2010 or early 2011 and dumping his body in a river. Mr Cheney’s remains were discovered by children in a concrete-filled barrel on the banks of the Caboolture River in February 2011. The court heard Oliver had been in a relationship with Mr Cheney’s estranged wife. - AAP


JK Kids pulls pin on 22 stores National children’s clothing chain JK Kids is closing down, blaming its demise on intense online competition from overseas websites and the global economic downturn. Owner and managing director Ben Sproat said trading conditions for the retailer, which operates 22 stores in New Zealand plus an online operation, had been difficult for

the past two years. A clearance sale was underway and all of the stores - and the website - would be closed by February, he said. “We’ve seen a decline in our retail store sales and we don’t believe we’re going to see that trend change.” Sproat said JK Kids, which employed around 125 full and part time staff, had decided to

Fonterra copycat As the first anniversary of the Fonterra Shareholders Fund approaches, the cooperative’s opposite number in Australia is looking at adopting a similar mechanism to manage its capital base. Murray Goulburn (MG), Australia’s largest dairy cooperative, last week set in motion a plan which may see it adopt a specialised financial instrument along the lines of the Fonterra Shareholders Fund (FSF) units and list them on the ASX next year. As was the case with Fonterra during the FSF’s formative stages, MG was quick to assert that it would retain its exclusive farmer ownership base if the proposal went ahead.

“do the responsible thing”and close down before its financial position worsened. “Discretionary spending in young families is clearly under pressure,” Sproat said. “In terms of competition we’re seeing quite a big impact from mothers, particularly younger mothers, buying online. They’re able to buy from the UK, the US and many outlets over there are offering freight free if you spend over a certain level.” Many items purchased from overseas websites are also GSTfree provided they are valued at less than $400, prompting the New Zealand Retailers Association to call for the consumer tax to be applied to all online purchases, which it says would “level the playing field”for local retailers. Spending at offshore merchants by New Zealand consumers is growing 10 per cent faster than the growth rate for online purchases from domestic

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$74,000 still to pay A company which was found to have made a migrant worker pay her own wages in a moneygo-round scheme to support her residency application has yet to pay more than $74,000 in repayments and penalties ordered more than a year ago. South Pacific Ltd was ordered to pay the sum last October by the Employment Relations Authority, which found the company breached its statutory obligations and the Wages Protection Act.

ACC levy cuts? ACC is recommending broad cuts to levies, including reducing rates for employers and self-employed people by 17 per cent. Chairwoman Paula Rebstock said the proposal comes after feedback from a public consultation on levies was considered. The recommendations are made to the Minister for ACC, and if approved by the Government would apply from July 1. - APNZ


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Telecom to pump millions into tech firm Telecom has joined forces with Sir Ray Avery’s technology startup and is planning to invest up to $5 million in the business, which is developing a wristband that constantly monitors someone’s vitals and uploads and stores the information online. Avery - a scientist, inventor and social entrepreneur - founded medical monitoring business Vigil Wireless Sensor Technologies last year and has received government funding to help bring its products to market. Vigil is also now being backed by Telecom’s Digital Ventures arm. Telecom plans to invest up to $5 million in Vigil in exchange for a 40 per cent stake in the business. Telecom Digital Ventures boss Rod Snodgrass believed Vigil had strong growth prospects and that its technology had global potential. Snodgrass said the telco, which will store Vigil’s cloudbased data, wasn’t only providing investment for the startup. “We can also bring technology capability, networking, distribution, marketing, but we’re

also quite tapped into other telcos overseas.” A wristband which monitors vitals - such as heart rate and temperature - and uploads this information to an online storage system in real time is among the technology Vigil is looking to commercialise. As well as raising an alarm if the wristband detects an event such as a sudden change in heart rate, the system can also provide a broader picture of a person’s health for medical professionals because of its ability to continuously monitor a patient. Avery said Vigil is responding to the challenges of increases in aged populations and obesity across much of the developed world, which is “fuelling an epidemic of long-term health conditions”. “The reality at the moment is the health care system globally is still very much in the stone age,” Avery said. “Smart technologies such as [the wristband] will enable more effective methods of medical monitoring. The potential benefits to New Zealand are enormous,” he said. - APNZ

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Fluoridation debate The rights of local councils to fluoridate their water supplies will be decided on legal grounds rather than medical and scientific ones, a test court case on fluoridation heard yesterday. Justice Rodney Hansen told anti-fluoridation lobby group New Health NZ in the High Court in New Plymouth that he was in no position to settle scientific issues in the fluoride debate. He listened patiently to an hour and a half of historical, scientific and medical submissions from the group’s barrister, Lisa Hansen, as the two-day application for judicial review got under way in the court, but advised her politely that the hearing needed to move on to the legal issues.

retailers, according to BNZ’s latest Online Retail Sales Index. The index said Kiwis spent $2.7 billion online in the year to September 30, 40 per cent of which went to overseas retailers. A strong New Zealand dollar, which is trading above US82c this afternoon, has also made foreign websites more attractive for local consumers. Sproat said JK Kids had also come under pressure from New Zealand online retailers that purchased end of line product overseas, which it then sold to Kiwi consumers at extremely low prices. JK Kids was established by Sproat and wife Lisa in 1995 when they spotted a gap in the market for affordable, quality kids’ clothing. He said it was disappointing that the business was being closed down. - APNZ


Police have taken unprecedented action to restrain assets associated with two jailed Capital + Merchant Finance directors but say it is too early to know whether the move will lead to compensation for the failed firm’s 7500 out-of-pocket investors. The Commissioner of Police has applied to the High Court to restrain properties allegedly linked to former C+M directors Neal Nicholls and Wayne Douglas, who are in jail for fraud and misleading investors. C+M collapsed in 2007 owing $167 million to investors, who had then expected to get none of this back.


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Canterbury farmer produces top lamb Canterbury farmer Mike Ryan has taken out the 2013 Mint Lamb Competition, producing the country’s best lamb from paddock to plate. Farmers from throughout New Zealand were invited to showcase their quality lamb and compete in the competition that celebrates the quality and variety of lamb available in New Zealand with a focus on increasing consumption of one of the country’s largest export earners. Lambs were judged on the hook at an Alliance plant for best overall yield. The top four lambs in each class (dual purpose, dual purpose/cross terminal, composite/crossbred cross terminal and terminal) were selected as semi-finalists and sent to be tender tested at Lincoln University. Based on the result of the tender test, the top three lambs in each class were selected as finalists. All finalists were taste tested at the Canterbury A&P Show to decide the overall winner of the competition. The cuts of meat were cooked by leading New Zealand chef Graham Hawkes and taste tested in front of show crowds. Judges included Ross Thomson (Alliance Group), Ed Marfell (Hazlett Rural Limited), Rebecca Barry (Novartis) and former Canterbury A&P Show event director, Rae Finlay. Mike Ryan’s winning entry was

RESULTS Overall winner – Mike Ryan Winning drafter – Phil Manera, Hazlett Rural Limited Class 1 – Dual purpose/wool breed 1st Murray Smith, 2nd GP & KH Bell, 3rd Terry & Maria Bamford Class 2 – Dual purpose/cross terminal 1st Murray Smith, 2nd Chris Earl, 3rd CH & LR Ridgen Class 3 – Composite/crossbred cross terminal 1st GH Fulton, 2nd Mike Ryan, 3rd Chris & Julie Giller Class 4 – Terminal 1st Sarah Rodie, 2nd Paul Gardner, 3rd Peter & Diana Divan There was no entry fee for the competition; proceeds from the gift lambs will be credited to the Canterbury A&P Association to support the development of the Canterbury A&P Show.

a coopdale suffolk cross. The Ryans run a hobby farm of 40 acres with 150 breeding ewes in West Melton. “We are thrilled with the result, it was our first year entering the competition and we never expected to come away with a win. “I started a programme of breeding my own ewes a few years ago; it’s great to see that it is paying off,” Mr Ryan said. The overall winner of the Mint Lamb Competition was awarded the

Alliance Group Mint Lamb Trophy, $1000 and a 2.5 litre Zolvix & Novartis back pack and spray gun applicator. Winners in each class were awarded 1st $300 and a Novartis back pack and spray gun applicator, 2nd $150 and 3rd $100. The agent/drafter of the winning lamb received a boxed set of Gold Medal winning wine from the International Aromatic Wine Competition.

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Wool prices hold steady Firm exchange rates, limited volumes and steady buying interest has combined to hold most types at last week’s South Island wool auction firm to slightly stronger prices. Of the 5500 bales on offer 94 per cent sold. The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies eased slightly by 0.24 percent having minimal impact. New Zealand Wool Services International general manager John Dawson reports that the fine end of merino fleece were up to 2 per cent softer with the balance firm, on the November 7 sale. Mid micron fleece was 1 to 3 per cent dearer compared to the North Island sale on Novem-


ber 14, fine crossbred fleece and shears two to four inch to four to six inches were firm to 1.5 per cent stronger. Coarse crossbred full fleece was firm to 1 per cent easier. Coarse shears 3 to 5 inch and 3 to 4 inches remained firm, while 2 to 4 inch wool eased slightly. Shorter types lifted 1 per cent. Oddments generally remained firm. There was good competition lead by China and supported by Australasia, Western Europe, Middle East and United Kingdom. Next sale on Thursday comprises approximately 7200 bales from the North Island.


The rebound of household lamb consumption in the UK has continued. Kantar World Panel data show that, in the four weeks to October 13, 16 per cent more lamb was purchased than the same period last year, at about the same average price. The biggest volume increases in percentage terms were for shoulder roasting joints and frying/grilling steak, for which consumption was up by 40 per cent and 21 per cent respectively. Arguably of most importance to NZ in that market is purchases of leg roasting joints, which lifted by 12 per cent over the fourweek period. In the 12 months to October 13, purchases of legs were up by a massive 35 per cent on the lows of a year earlier. This will be helping give UK importers confidence in paying the gradually increasing asking prices for NZ lamb.


Favourable pasture growth conditions around the country have made for a very slow start to NZ’s bull slaughter season as farmers opt to hold on to stock and finish them to heavier weights. A total of 17,355 bulls were processed in NZ in the five weeks to November 2, which is 12 per cent down on last year, and anecdotal reports suggest there has been little change to that trend since. The lack of available stock has resulted in meat companies holding schedules firm for longer than usual, despite them not being particularly well supported by returns from overseas markets. The NZ average bull schedule price is currently about 3% higher than this time last year, while NZ dollar returns for bull meat in the US are 8 per cent lower. When numbers do pick up, a hasty downwards schedule correction is likely.

New tool helps simplify hiring migrant workers A new tool produced by Federated Farmers should help streamline the process of hiring migrant workers. The electronic package includes important information for migrants wishing to work in New Zealand as well as their future employers. It is an essential pack for farmers employing migrants because it breaks the process down into easy to follow steps; effectively it is a one stop shop from both sides of the fence. “While we would love to hire capable kiwi workers, there is a shortage of kiwis willing to do the work because there is a common misperception that agriculture is a low paid and low skilled career,” Willy Leferink, Federated

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Dairy commodity markets across the globe remain very firm. The relatively large volume of whole milk powder traded on GlobalDairyTrade this week achieved higher prices than was generally anticipated by the market. In the EU market prices have moved up, driven by demand for exports. The Algerian government is currently tendering for product which typically creates a surge in demand and European prices have responded accordingly. In the US prices also firmed this week. Milk production data for the US released earlier this week shows steady growth but a substantial supply response is yet to occur. Rainfall has been lower than normal this month in NZ - particularly across parts of the lower North Island and South Island but soil moisture levels in these regions remain about normal. Soil moisture levels in the upper North Island are below average despite rainfall being about normal in this region in November to date.

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Market Price Trends Week beginning November 25, 2013

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

last 4 weeks 3 months week ago ago

1 year ago

46.05 66.45 85.38 88.48 63.55 98.84 106.54 112.83 116.81 124.76 118.98 46.05

47.88 68.35 87.49 90.13 62.63 101.31 109.22 114.61 119.77 126.73 122.22 46.05

47.20 67.57 87.57 92.79 61.82 101.42 109.34 117.98 119.91 130.45 120.94 46.05

42.11 61.99 80.43 83.60 63.89 93.09 100.30 106.34 109.92 117.59 111.44 46.05

41.09 61.50 79.64 78.96 60.39 92.13 99.24 100.15 108.72 110.75 118.81 46.05






1 Kg Shorn Pelt SI

2013/14 Low High 45.02 65.30 84.11 84.33 60.35 97.37 104.95 107.26 115.06 118.60 117.08 6.72 *

2012/13 ave

48.89 37.30 69.41 56.79 88.66 74.59 92.79 74.56 63.55 * 59.57 102.67 86.29 110.70 92.93 117.98 94.72 121.41 101.79 130.45 104.75 124.02 105.47 6.72 *


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

411 430 412

416 434 408

416 432 404

406 435 429

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

270 304 313

270 304 309

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260 313 307

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

401 398 389

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B E E F (c/ kg) 416 437 412 ** 270 * 311 313 **

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

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7.26 7.35 6.96

7.28 7.38 6.98

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5110 6000 6510 5620 14430

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

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Kiwi Young Farmers making themselves heard New Zealand Young Farmers members are making waves in the agricultural scene at home and abroad. Former NZYF chairman, Paul Olsen was recently awarded the prestigious agricultural Nuffield Scholarship for his research topic on potato (cropping) production. The Nuffield Scholarship is awarded each year to just a few individuals who have been identified as future leaders who want to make a positive difference to their sector of the primary industry. Only 140 scholarships have been awarded over the past 60 years. “It’s fair to say I was over the moon and slightly humbled given the calibre of the past Nuffield scholars, but very much thrilled to be given the opportunity,” said Mr Olsen, a Manawatu potato grower. The selection process involved a written application and two rounds of interviews. The award includes a cash payment of $40,000 and an opportunity for

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

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

4950 5800 6100 5560 13350

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



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

PRICES 425 207 196 6.40

400 205 192 6.40

0.828 0.515 0.615 3.53

0.835 0.516 0.605 3.47

390 193 183 6.40

315 222 212 6.40

395 202 192 6.40 *

425 207 196 6.40

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355 209 194 6.43

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Lamb SI Mutton SI Beef SI Information provided by NZX Agrifax

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0.783 0.815 0.502 0.512 0.586 0.633 3.48 2.66 (Estimates only) 52 77 75 9 9 3 3.4 8.3 4.3

0.776 0.501 0.586 2.76

0.863 0.561 0.659 3.60

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508 134 26.7

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0.809 0.511 0.630 2.74

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international travel attending a Contemporary Scholars Conference with all other Nuffield Scholars globally for that year and participating in a six-week Global Focus Programme with a group of 10 people covering six to eight countries. Mr Olsen will start his travels in March at the Contemporary Scholars Conference in Canberra, Australia. Later in the year he will travel to the Philippines, China, Canada, United States, Netherlands, France and Ireland where he will look at everything to do with agriculture including their markets’ opportunities and constraints. Cam Lewis, NZYF vice-chairman, has also been quietly achieving after being named the Rural Young Achiever for New Zealand. Mr Lewis, a dairy farmer from Levin, will represent New Zealand while competing for the Australasian Rural Youth Ambassador title at the Royal A&P Show in Feilding, in December. The previous winner of the 2012 Australasian title was 2013 ANZ Young Farmer Contest Champion Tim Van de Molen. The competition will include a panel interview and each contestant must present a speech on a topic given to them that day. Judges will be looking for a solid understanding of the industry, community involvement and general knowledge. Mr Lewis is up against the top six Australian state finalists. Mr Lewis commented that he is very excited about the opportunity. “It’s the type of competition that suites my strengths and is more geared for people behind the scenes in agriculture,” Mr Lewis said. Both of these achievements by Mr Olsen and Mr Lewis are outstanding examples of the up and coming talent in the primary industry and an opportunity to showcase New Zealand agriculture to the world.

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‘An exceptionally delightful day’ By Kathleen Stringer


nother interesting image from our “what a difference a date makes” file. It’s a splendid collection of cars, clothes, and cycles with the post office thrown in as an impressive backdrop. But what is it about? We actually have a few of these images, but only one had a short comment “D Thomas opening season Thursday 16th inst 1905”. Looking at an everlasting calendar I saw that there were only three months that had the 16th as a Thursday so it took really no time to find a rather entertaining article about the opening season of the AAA and AC (Ashburton Amateur Athletics and Ashburton Cycling). The writer of the article in the Ashburton Guardian that November must have been really enthused by the event as he wrote almost poetically about it. It’s the sort of article one rarely finds in newspapers as it is very descriptive, he described the “noisy chug chugging of the motor cars”. Member of Parliament, J. McLachan, was asked to speak before the throng set out. In his comments he mentioned that he had voted for the 500 pounds towards a bridge at Maronan, and he hoped that soon there would be “clear and untrammelled track to Timaru”. David

Thomas agreed, adding that the ford at Maronan had only recently caused a mishap to his car. He then went on to say that the amateur principle of sport encouraged a sound mind in a sound body. This may sound a little out of place, but not if one recalls that after a messy break up there were two sporting clubs – one purely amateur and another that had cash prizes. After a short recess, the cash club, which also included athletic and motoring was reformed

Right – A souvenir sovereign case decorated with a New Zealand scene, kiwi and moa and the New Zealand and British flags. Below – An open sovereign case, showing the horseshoe shaped retainer and the spring loaded platform that kept the coins in place.

that year, so it appears as if Mr Thomas was having little “dig” at the other group. After the speeches the cars “commenced a stage of gentle propulsion”, led, as we can see, by Miss Bullock’s car, which was the first in the district. The goal was Borothat, the home of Mr Thomas, the club patron. There, the group was treated to an afternoon tea (sadly the reporter doesn’t say anything about that). Then, as fancy inclined, they could attend a concert, play

billiards, croquet and tennis (if you look closely at the photo one cyclist, near the pole, was armed with a racquet). After this “exceptionally delightful day”, the party made their way homeward. It does sound a good day and unless someone had thought to put that little piece of information on the back of the photo, we would never have known about it. Makes you feel like going back through all your photos and labelling them, doesn’t it?

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Keeping the money safe By Kathleen Stringer


subscribe to a number of internet groups to do with clothing, especially Victorian costume. It’s a great way to chat to others with the same interests and see some of the lovely costumes they have purchased or made. You can learn a great deal this way, and occasionally teach others too. One regular contributor asked the question where did men store their money? Wallets, as we know them, are a relatively recent accessory and are more useful for carrying bank notes than coins. Deep pockets made searching for the right coin awkward and besides, most items of evening wear

had few pockets, so what did they do with the money they needed to pay the cabbie or tip a waiter? One of the answers is seen here (left) – a sovereign case. A sovereign is worth roughly a pound, but tended to be made of gold so it wasn’t the type of coin you wanted to lose. These cases, often made of silver, allowed your coins to be stored together in a safe (from pick pockets, or just loss) location. Like pocket watches, the cases would be attached to a chain and hidden in a pocket. They were a convenient and classy way to keep and access your money. Using the same idea, my mother had a small one for parking meter money – any five cent piece (5 cents for parking, wow that IS showing my age!) we found would go into the spring-operated container ready for our weekly Friday night shop. It made life so much easier being able to see and take

out the right coinage; the alternative was to rummage through her purse at night looking for a tiny coin that may or may not be there. As late as 1897 New Zealand did not have a defined currency. In that year British coin became the accepted form of tender and this did not change until 1933 when a distinctly New Zealand coinage (still using the same values as England) was introduced. In 1935 British coins ceased to be legal tender. Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns were produced as late as 1914, so one never knows there may be one or two tucked away somewhere. While the sovereigns themselves are snapped up by coin collectors or investors, sovereign cases are slightly easier to find in antique stores or similar venues. While they may be empty they still make an attractive addition to a gentleman’s watch chain or indeed a ladies’ necklace.

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Magic Muffin

Test yourself with the Guardian’s weekday quiz 1 – The Fairton meat plant is owned by...? a. Ashburton Meat Processors b. Alliance c. Silver Fern Farms 2 – Where in the human body would you find a bone called the phalange? a. Finger b. Foot c. Wrist 3 – Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK, was recently appointed US ambassador to which country? a. China b. South Korea c. Japan 4 – Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 at the age of 87? a. Doris Lessing b. Elizabeth McGovern c. Isabelle Allende 5 – What year did the second moon landing take place? a. 1968 b. 1969 c. 1970 6 – Which South American country has the highest per capita income? a. Chile b. Argentina c. Brazil 7 – Which statement is true about the NZ tui? a. The male has a white tuft at its throat b. The female has a white tuft at its throat c. Both have a white tuft at the throat 8 – Which Ashburton park is nearest the racecourse? a. Friedlander b. Argyle c. Devon

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She loves to play with her much bigger “sister” Eire and Romeo the cat. But most of all Muffin loves her dad Conor and sleeps every night curled up in a ball on the bed by his head. This photo was taken on a romantic weekend for two in Tekapo Springs, but romantic weekend or not, Muffin could not be left behind.

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Lamb steaks with pistachio & green olive cous cous

■ Lamb marinade: Mix together the oregano, garlic and oil in a bowl. Rub all over the lamb and season with salt and pepper. ■ Set aside to marinate for at least 20 minutes or overnight in the fridge. Allow the lamb to return to room temperature before cooking.

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QUICK MEAL 1T dried oregano 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1T olive oil 4 boned lamb leg steaks salt to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 2C prepared instant cous cous 1/2 C toasted Signature Range pistachios or almonds, coarsely chopped 1/2 C pitted green olives, coarsely chopped zest of 1 lemon 1 C thinly sliced mint leaves, plus extra leaves for serving



■ When ready to cook, place into a frying pan over a moderate heat. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side until well browned or cooked to your liking. ■ Remove the lamb steaks from the heat, cover and rest in a warm place.

■ Fluff up with a fork so there are no lumps and mix through all the remaining ingredients, seasoning with the salt and pepper to taste. ■ Serve the lamb on the cous cous with extra mint, parsley and coriander leaves sprinkled on top.

■ Cous cous: Cook the cous cous as directed on the packet.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013


In brief

Mental strength key for ABs By Patrick Mckendry Let the post mortems begin on what was almost the most shocking of results. Where to start? The Irish would be an appropriate place, for they were inspired and they needed to be to turn more than a century of history on its head. The final 24-22 scoreline didn’t seem possible at halftime with the visitors down by 15 points. What for days will seem a most unlikely victory given the hole the All Blacks fell into was a credit to Aaron Cruden’s mental strength and, again, the work of the replacements who have shone in the late drama of the past three weeks. Ireland began with bonecracking intensity and soon mixed it with a skillset we haven’t seen before from the men in green. Paul O’Connell, the giant veteran lock, was using the ball like an outside back, not something he has always been accused of. Who else? Prop Cian Healy, the haka hater, running over the top of Richie McCaw. Flanker Sean O’Brien signalling his intent by shoving little Aaron Smith out of the way in the opening minutes. Adding to this wave of muscular physicality and intelligence was the crowd, 50,000 people urging, cajoling, cheering. They really did feel like a 16th man. Reasons why the All Blacks fell into that green-tinged pit? What if Cruden, who had earlier so magnificently used his left boot to set up Julian Savea’s try, had found touch

late in the first half with the All Blacks only penalty at that stage? With less than five minutes of the half to go, Ireland would have been under extreme pressure. The kick, alas, was short, the chance lost. As it turned out, Ireland finished the half on the front foot, familiar territory in this match. Another virus had gone through the camp, just like last year in the final week against England which finished in defeat. Luke Romano spent a night or two in isolation, along with some of the management. How much difference did that make? Not much, probably. His replacement Brodie Retallick is world class, after all, but Steve Hansen’s men seemed flat. The referee Nigel Owens? One penalty in the first half awarded to the All Blacks suggests Ireland were being extremely disciplined. Owens began the second by penalising McCaw for not releasing the ball in a tackle - a marginal call given his reluctance to penalise Ireland for similar transgressions. Jamie Heaslip was allowed to tackle replacement hooker Dane Coles, not release him, and then steal the ball despite being off his feet. There was a feeling of ‘anything goes’ in this area. These questions will go on and one throughout this week and beyond as this victory is discussed but one point above all others was obvious. Ireland just seemed more up for it. The All Blacks forwards looked timid in comparison. As a result the backs too often looked flat-footed, and although

Ko finishes 21st Lydia Ko is relieved her first tournament as a professional is over. The world No 5 fired a twounder par 70 in the final round of the CME Titleholders in Florida yesterday to finish in a share of 21st place and earn her first pay cheque of $19,600. Ko had rounds of 71, 71, 72 and 70 at the Tiburon Golf Club to finish 11 shots back from China’s Shanshan Feng who won by one stroke from American Gerina Piller. The youngest winner in LPGA Tour history said her professional debut could have been better but she was happy to have her week in the spotlight over with. - APNZ

X-ray clears Kiwi

Kieran Read is first to congratulate Ryan Crotty as he scores the match-winning try. aP Photo

Ma’a Nonu had his moments, there seemed to be a disconnect between him and Ben Smith. Time for the positives, and the All Blacks deserve credit too. Ben Smith’s try was a testament to an increased fluency and a determination by the forwards to smash their way over the advantage line. Kieran Read’s sleight of hand wasn’t bad either. Beauden Barrett was outstanding when he came on at fullback, replacing wing Cory

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Jane. The capacity of McCaw and Read to take on yet more work to get their side across the line. The try by Ryan Crotty and the conversion, on the second attempt by Cruden. A remarkable finish, almost five minutes after time was up. It was so cruel on Ireland, a most unlikely of victories for the All Blacks. A perfect season but not a perfect performance. “It wasn’t in the script, that’s for sure,” Hansen said afterwards. - APNZ

Ski season starts in style Water Ski Lake Hood kicked off what is set to be a bumper season on Saturday, inviting skiers from across the talent spectrum to an open day on Saturday. About 20 skiers descended on the lake, including potential new club skier Kristen Harris (left), for the club’s open day, giving novice and even experienced campaigners some valuable time on the slalom course in the lead up to a busy season. Water Ski Lake Hood’s Peter Wood said light winds and warm weather combined to start the season in fine fashion, before the annual December tournament in three weeks and the highly anticipated Oz Kiwi Tournament, set to feature several local representatives, at the end of January. He said the social-focused open day also gave experienced club members the chance to tweak their technique before the season under little pressure.

The Kiwis need most things to go right if they are to win the World Cup final next weekend and the week started well with news Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been cleared of a fractured leg. The 20-year-old winger has been one of the stars of the tournament, and his eight tries puts him one behind Jarryd Hayne. He took a knock to his shin in the dramatic 20-18 win over England but was able to complete the match. His lower leg was put into a moonboot, and doctor Simon Mayhew was 50-50 on whether it was a fracture or not. Tuivasa-Sheck had an x-ray which cleared him of any fracture but he will still need to prove his fitness to take the field. - APNZ

Profit for NZ Football New Zealand Football confirmed yesterday it is anticipating a surplus of approximately $6 million for 2013, largely as a result of the commercial success of the All Whites intercontinental playoff with Mexico. In addition to the sellout crowd of more than 35,000 for the home leg of the tie in Wellington last Wednesday, New Zealand Football negotiated a significant television rights deal for the playoff with international broadcaster Univision. The deal saw the homeand-away tie broadcast in more than 130 countries. - APNZ

Big bucks for Archibald Veteran midfielder Ryan Archibald is looking forward to a stint in the Hockey India League after being picked up by the Kalinga Lancers during the weekend. Archibald, who has 274 international caps, last appeared for the Black Sticks at last year’s Olympics. The 33-yearold fetched the second highest bid in this year’s Hockey India League player auction, and was offered more than $86,000 for the six week tournament. Archibald said he was confident he would be picked up in the auction but after setting his reserve at $30,000 was surprised the bids went so high. - APNZ

Sledging ‘won’t stop’ Michael Clarke’s impending sanction from the ICC is unlikely to deter Australia from a plan of mental disintegration endorsed by coach Darren Lehmann. Lehmann said he wanted his players to “be aggressive, without crossing the line”, and Australia are giving no indication they’ll tone down their sledging of England ahead of the second Ashes Test. Clarke is to be fined 20 per cent of his match fee by the ICC after he was captured on a stump microphone telling James Anderson to “get ready for a broken f***ing arm”, in an electric climax to the first Test. - AAP

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In brief Toro Interprovincial The Aorangi/South Canterbury women’s provincial golf squad to compete in the Toro Women’s Interprovincial at Muriwai in Auckland from December 1014 has been named. The squad features three Ashburton players in the form of Nicole Nathan, Sharon Bradford and Pauline Bell. Geraldine’s Jenny Kellahan and Ginny Bolderston make up the remainder of the team. The reserve is Barbara O’Connell, of Gleniti, and the non-playing captain is Judith Yates, of North Otago.

Barry coaching Minto The main event at next month’s Fight for Life is set to become a reconnaissance mission with the revelation boxing coach Kevin Barry will train Brian Minto in the weeks leading up to his bout with Shane Cameron. Barry, whose main focus is developing New Zealand boxing hopeful Joseph Parker, met 45-fight veteran Minto, aka The Beast, for the first time yesterday. The pair didn’t waste any time getting down to business. “He looks strong, he looks in shape,” Barry said. arry says his decision to train Minto was made easier by the fact he is fighting Cameron. - NZH

Bad week for NZ golfers Michael Hendry and Tim Wilkinson were left to rue what might have been at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne. Hendry carded rounds of 75, 73, 71 and 71 at Royal Melbourne to finish in a share of 38th place on a six-over par total. The New Zealand No 1 finished 16 shots back from Australian Jason Day who won by two strokes from Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn on a 10-under par total. Meanwhile, Wilkinson rallied well from a poor opening 79 with rounds of 71, 70 and 73 to be three shots further back in a share of 46th place. The Kiwis finished in a share of 19th place on a 15-over par total. - APNZ

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Batting lets seniors down By Myles HuMe

The Mid Canterbury senior cricket team has one more chance to tweak their game before embarking on its 2013/14 Hawke Cup season. The senior men’s representative team lost to North Otago in Oamaru by 123 runs on Sunday in their third warm-up match of the season. North Otago posted a commanding 260/6 in their 50 overs, but Mid Canterbury failed to compete and were eventually bowled out for 137 in the 47th over. Coach Garfield Charles said his squad has one more preseason match against Marlborough in Cheviot this weekend before their first Hawke Cup match which will be away against Otago Country on December 7 and 8. “I think we batted really well in the first two games but from what I heard we may have been a bit complacent against North Otago, but the fact we experimented with the batting order may not have helped,” Charles said. “I think this weekend we will look to formalise our batting order and try and get more ac-

curate with our bowling.” Mid Canterbury junior representative teams also took on age-grade teams from North Otago. The Mid Canterbury primary side demolished their North Otago counterparts after being bowled out for 150. They went on to skittle their opposition for 37, winning by 113. The Mid Canterbury Year 6 squad also pieced together a strong performance after posting 192/5, going on to dismiss North Otago for 33. They put the Waitaki team back into bat getting them to 40/5 and coming out with first innings win. The Year 7 side added to the Mid Canterbury junior grade dominance. After posting 121 they bowled out North Otago for 78, winning by 43 runs. However, the Under 15 Mid Canterbury team, much like their senior counterparts, could not chase down North Otago’s 198, falling well short of the total.

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Right: Mid Canterbury Primary bowler Angus Jemmett sends one down against North Otago during representative matches in Ashburton on Sunday. Photo JosePh Johnson 241113-JJ-001


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Pacquiao confident Manny Pacquiao would “overwhelm” unbeaten WBC champion Floyd Mayweather with his light-ning speed if the fight that fans crave takes place in 2014, according to trainer Freddie Roach. After Pacquiao returned to winning ways by demolishing former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios, talk turned inevitably to the long-awaited mega-fight against eight-time hampion Mayweather. Promoter Bob Arum confirmed said that Pacquiao would next fight on April 12 in Las Vegas, and after that they would try for Mayweather. - AFP

Webber a happy second Brazil couldn’t deliver Mark Webber the fairytale victory many had hoped for, but the Australian says he was proud to end his Formula One career on the podium with the “two best guys of our generation”. The 37-year-old admitted to being overcome with emotion ahead of his 215th and final grand prix, before pushing on to finish second behind Sebastian Vettel. But his F1 farewell didn’t come without a fight - the Red Bull pilot engaging in some tense wheel-to-wheel racing with Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg to score his 42nd career podium. - AAP

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Men’s pair Lucas McGee and Justin Smith took out one of Mid Canterbury’s biggest golfing events on the local sporting calendar at the weekend. The duo compiled 200 points to win the men’s event at the Methven Golf Club Multi-Sponsored Tournament, in a field of 204 players, 144 of those men. Dee Simmons (pictured) featured in the 60-strong women’s grade, which was eventually won by Maryanne Glassen and Sharon Davidson who scored 210 points. The tournament is a two-day team event, which saw pairs compete in four ball play on Saturday and combined stroke play on Sunday.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Rooney blasts commentators Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has hit out at two television commentators for saying he deserved to be sent off during his side’s 2-2 draw at Cardiff City. Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler and pundit Graeme Souness, the former Liverpool manager, said Rooney was fortunate not to be shown a red card for kicking Jordon Mutch during the early stages of the Premier League game on Sunday. Rooney was instead shown a yellow card by referee Neil Swarbrick and went on to score the opening goal for United and set up their second goal, which was scored by Patrice Evra.

Rooney, who deliberately referred to Souness as “Sourness”, said more attention should have been paid to an incident in the second half in which Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel appeared to slap United’s Marouane Fellaini. “Just watched game back. I agree mine was bad tackle and ref dealt with it. And Martin Tyler didn’t shut up about it all game,” Rooney wrote on his official Twitter account. “Then someone slaps someone in face and he doesn’t speak a word about it. I like Martin but that’s poor from him. Sourness (says) the rules are u kick out u should be off. Souness (says) medel gives left hook he’s done his job. Haha brilliant.”

Responding to tweets from people querying his spelling of Souness’s name, Rooney added: “ ‘Sourness’ was sarcastic, for everyone biting.” Speaking on Sky Sports, Souness had said: “He (Rooney) should be off, there’s no argument. Why the ref has given him a yellow card is beyond me. “I don’t know what Wayne is thinking of. He’s got an exploding head, we know that. “That’s just borne out of frustration.” However, Cardiff manager Malky Mackay said he had no qualms with Swarbrick’s handling of the incident and United manager David Moyes said: “I didn’t think it deserved any more than a yellow card.” - AFP

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Today at Manawatu Raceway

5 59049 Latent (5) fr ...................................Z Butcher 6 500x5 Sunbrite (6) fr ...............................M Teaz (J) 7 54790 Sudon Speed (U1) fr ................. J Abernethy 8 x5866 John Joseph (U2) fr ..........................K More 9 5x917 Flying Buck (U3) fr ........................R Jenkins 10 x6217 Miss Middleton (1) 10................... D Butcher 11 24952 Thanks Charlie (2) 10 .................. S Dickson 12 00x01 Bet Online (U1) 10 ........................N Chilcott 13 x7974 Rarangi Jewel (1) 20 .....................B Weaver 4 1.30pm PRESIDENT’S MOBILE PACE $5000, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 0098 Boomchickawowwow (1) fr ............N Chilcott 2 77x98 Gotta Go Armbro (2) fr .............. J Abernethy 3 Righteous Royale (3) fr ..................B Towers 4 8x524 Bettor Backim (4) fr ..........................B Taylor 5 08x80 Sublime Lustre (5) fr ......................S Phelan 6 39636 Monets Daughter (6) fr .......... A Poutama (J) 7 3555 Lola Jones (7) fr .........................P Ferguson 8 66 Sambuca Joe (21) fr .................... S Dickson 5 2.00pm DEXTER DUNN HASN’T DRIVEN A WINNER HERE MBL PACE $5000, 3yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2000m 1 80x88 Huckleberry Finn (1) fr ...............P Ferguson 2 0480x Highview Linda (2) fr ............ D Ferguson (J) 3 Golden Billion (3) fr .......................Z Butcher 4 x4483 Trophy Hunter (4) fr ........................S Phelan 5 0x070 Streamline Boy (5) fr .....................R Jenkins 6 x8852 Lady Molly (6) fr ............................B Weaver 7 Okey Dokey (7) fr ........................A Donnelly 8 47x52 Bettor Pack A Pistol (21) fr ........... D Butcher 6 2.25pm RICKY MAY WON’T COME HERE MOBILE PACE $5000, 4yo+ c0 mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 9x0x0 Lucy Blue (1) fr..............................N Chilcott

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02244 Darjeeling Bromac (2) fr ........ A Poutama (J) 64244 Ineedanorvic (3) fr .......................A Donnelly 35360 Getinbehind (4) fr ..........................R Jenkins 590x6 Thunderbird Tara (5) fr ...................S Phelan 7x327 Karitane Whisper (6) fr ................. D Butcher x0406 Hey Knowitall (7) fr .......................... D Jones 078 Bellendore (21) fr ....................... J Robinson x2372 Santa Rosa Glory (22) fr ............P Ferguson 799 Sheza Bright Star (U1) fr..... S Abernethy (J) P00 Tuff Player (U2) fr ..........................T Mitchell 7 2.55pm CONGRATULATIONS TERROR TO LOVE MOBILE PACE $5000, 4yo+ c2, c3 with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 75533 Dougie Maguire (1) fr 2 36624 Mister Dann (2) fr ..........................Z Butcher 3 35595 Aces N Eights (3) fr .............. D Ferguson (J) 4 33368 Celtic Warrior (4) fr ....................... D Butcher 5 6x521 Benji Maguire (5) fr 6 9097x Roxanne (6) fr ...............................N Chilcott 7 22x54 Mister Harris (7) fr ..........................S Phelan 8 36357 Viewfield Apache (21) fr 9 68x87 Gemma Kate (22) fr .............. A Poutama (J) 10 78424 Shortys Desire (23) fr 11 63375 Thats Bettor (24) fr ........................R Jenkins 12 91213 Tactful Lady (25) fr ........................T Mitchell 13 42110 Real Faith (26) fr ..................... B Butcher (J) Emergency: Viewfield Apache 8 3.21pm COMMITTEE’S MOBILE PACE $5000, 4yo+ c1, c2 with cond. mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 x7429 Dashing Dane (1) fr....................... F Cossey 2 68xP8 Garndor (2) fr .................................S Phelan 3 x0077 Waipipi Falcon (3) fr .................. J Abernethy 4 06747 Jack Bates (4) fr ............................N Chilcott 5 57x69 Riverboat Gracie (5) fr...................B Weaver

6 x5669 Donostia (6) fr B Butcher (J,.....................Cl) 7 35595 Aces N Eights (7) fr D Ferguson (J, .........Cl) 8 68x50 Elsu Attack (21) fr ...................A Shutkowski 9 6x605 Cinders And Ashes (22) fr................B Taylor 10 93333 Silent Night (23) fr .........................T Mitchell 11 6x521 Benji Maguire (24) fr 12 69375 Get Holme Tyron (25) fr................ D Butcher 13 7x808 Eagle Eyes (U1) fr.............................K More 14 5PPx7 Keystone Glen (U2) fr ...................Z Butcher Emergencies: Aces N Eights, Benji Maguire 9 3.46pm XMAS RACEDAY THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER MOBILE PACE $5000, 3yo+ c1 mob. pace, 2000m 1 8x099 Golden Bloom (1) fr 2 69Px0 Heinz Guderian (2) fr .............. B Butcher (J) 3 6x605 Cinders And Ashes (3) fr 4 32526 Westburn Creed (4) fr ....................S Phelan 5 x7586 Pilot Officer (5) fr ...........................N Chilcott 6 54330 Crusader Courage (6) fr ................B Weaver 7 66800 I’m Bettor (7) fr ..............................R Jenkins 8 53434 Salvador (21) fr ..................... A Poutama (J) 9 6841 Fifteen Six (22) fr ..........................T Mitchell 10 x3181 Saucy El (23) fr ............................ D Butcher 11 37575 Thrill Factor (24) fr.........................Z Butcher 12 74865 Flyin Louie (25) fr ...................... J Abernethy 13 231x9 Daily Delight (26) fr .....................D Morrison 14 x0077 Waipipi Falcon (27) fr Emergencies: Cinders And Ashes, Waipipi Falcon Pacifiers on : Trouble Ado (R1), Thunderbird Tara (R6), Eagle Eyes (R8) LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Retired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Unruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {} Claiming concession driver which allows horse to start one class down

9 22138 Phat Pants nwtd M &.........................Jopson 10 13141 Keramus 18.51 ...............................G Cleeve 7 1.54pm ROOFING SOLUTIONS STAKES C3, 545m 1 16537 Botany Seaton 32.88 ................J McInerney 2 1F875 Glasses Up nwtd ............................. M Grant 3 85436 Cover To Cover 32.74.................D Stapleton 4 68272 Adulterous 32.68 ..........................C Roberts 5 75774 Opawa Bro 32.73 L & ......................... Wales 6 31571 Cawbourne Polly nwtd .................... M Grant 7 31251 Opulent 32.82 ...............................R Adcock 8 82325 Banbit nwtd B & ............................... T Shaw 9 61251 Idol Girl nwtd L &................................ Wales 10 43361 Botany Kevin 32.59 ...................J McInerney 8 2.13pm PRYDE ENGINEERING STAKES C4, 545m 1 62277 Bone Nerd nwtd ...........................M Roberts 2 16187 Waimak Dave nwtd ...................J McInerney 3 77761 Criniti’s 32.49 ....................................J Dunn 4 27486 Wild Grove 33.09 .........................C Roberts 5 46322 Opawa No Ear 32.69 J & ................D Fahey 6 74644 Stolen Money 32.64 .......................G Cleeve 7 62732 Speedy Kazza nwtd ..................J McInerney 8 53528 Starburst Clemmy 33.36 ................. M Grant 9 31888 Opawa Style 32.98 L & ...................... Wales 10 33787 Tepirita Rita nwtd B &....................... T Shaw 9 2.32pm GREEN ISLAND SUPER LIQUOR C5, 545m 1 25843 Opawa Casper 32.84 L & ................... Wales 2 11111 Thrilling Marty nwtd P & ................ B Conner 3 51387 No Undies Sundy 32.35 ............J McInerney 4 15366 Rodriguez nwtd ...................................A Lee 5 36538 Opawa Webby 33.55 L & ................... Wales 6 13611 Flying Moe nwtd B & ........................ T Shaw 7 42521 Know Attempt 33.14.......................G Cleeve 8 28256 Opawa Rapid 33.08 L & ..................... Wales 9 18755 Homebush Violet 33.51 .............J McInerney 10 16867 Indi’s Grace 32.76 ........................... M Grant


M9 Otago dogs

Today at Forbury Park Raceway

Otago Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Forbury Park Race- 7 way Meeting Date: 26 Nov 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 Dou- 8 bles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 9 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 10


12.03pm WWW.GREYHOUNDSASPETS.ORG.NZ C0, 310m 1 88837 Spilt Wine nwtd .........................J McInerney 2 4 Mitchell Dean nwtd.......................... M Grant 3 22F31 Marbella nwtd....................................M Flipp 4 53331 Hanna The Spanna nwtd ..................J Dunn 5 24624 Uno Nosey nwtd J & ..............................May 6 75556 Fantas Fiction nwtd C & ..................... Fagan 7 47336 Red Hot Fury nwtd M &.....................Jopson 8 67688 Go Patch nwtd............................D Stapleton 9 F4641 Dino Dan nwtd ..................................M Flipp 10 78645 Rose Bow nwtd ..........................D Stapleton 2 12.23pm SPEEDPRINT SHOP STAKES C1, 545m 1 75433 Bizarro nwtd S & .............................B Evans 2 63243 What I Like nwtd .......................J McInerney 3 55754 Noggin 32.74......................................J Allen 4 85672 Botany Comet 33.22 .................J McInerney 5 72477 Autumn Spirit 33.63 ...........................J Allen 6 575F2 Gypsy Hunter 33.39 ...................D Stapleton 7 F3361 Opawa Cassidy nwtd L & ................... Wales 8 47831 Hill of Grace nwtd............................ M Grant 9 74773 Chill Out Ralph 32.31 L & .................. Wales 10 52434 Moon And Sea 34.08 .........................J Allen 3 12.42pm OTAGO TROTTING OWNERS BREEDERS ASSN STAKES C2, 545m 1 25542 Rocky Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 2 57333 Blushing Belle nwtd L & ..................... Wales 3 48436 Cawbourne Kesha 32.36...........J McInerney 4 14362 Pukeko Prowler nwtd .....................B Healey 5 21531 Air Flow 33.01 ........................... M Robinson 6 56825 Bob’s Eye 32.59 ........................J McInerney

24245 Opawa Marg 32.53.......................M Roberts 87522 Beadman nwtd ..................................J Dunn 73364 Starburst Benny nwtd ...................... M Grant 43116 Cawbourne Merc 32.80................... M Grant 4 12.59pm PRESIDENT’S MAIDEN FINAL C0f, 545m 1 52211 Harlem Haka nwtd ....................J McInerney 2 33473 Shez Keen nwtd ................................S Keen 3 255 Broken Pedro nwtd S & ...................B Evans 4 2121 Opawa Stella nwtd L & ....................... Wales 5 534F Flip Flippa nwtd L & ........................... Wales 6 22124 Opawa Laz 33.40 J & ......................D Fahey 7 112 Robbie 32.98.................................R Adcock 8 138 Abound 33.55................................R Adcock 9 64232 Holivia Lass nwtd M &.......................Jopson 10 34434 Opawa Chris nwtd L & ....................... Wales 5 1.18pm BROCKLEBANK DRY CLEANERS C1, 310m 1 48858 Fanta’s Fever 18.67 C &..................... Fagan 2 67377 Ellie Waves nwtd C & ......................... Fagan 3 F1336 Toby’s Terra nwtd C &......................... Fagan 4 66775 Star Gun 18.67 J & ................................May 5 36787 Pep’s Pot 18.92 C & ........................... Fagan 6 21136 Gorilla On Drums nwtd J & ....................May 7 88888 Homebush Colt nwtd..................D Stapleton 8 33511 Wee Terra nwtd C & ........................... Fagan 9 43213 Rattle Ya Dags nwtd ..........................J Dunn 10 74612 Abogado nwtd ...................................M Flipp 6 1.37pm BRAMWELL SCAFFOLD SPRINT C2, 310m 1 78752 New York Affair nwtd J & ........................May 2 62224 Jack’s A Jewel nwtd .....................C Roberts 3 21116 Fireman’s Legacy 18.82 ....................J Dunn 4 44812 Chocdee Alice nwtd ..................J McInerney 5 12312 Vienna 18.60 ..............................D Stapleton 6 11657 Pukeko Thunder 18.77 ...................B Healey 7 74331 Team Dream 18.50 C & ..................... Fagan 8 x1111 Star Dreamer 18.61 C & .................... Fagan

In brief City crushes Spurs Manchester City have reasserted their title credentials by humiliating fellow championship contenders Tottenham Hotspur 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Beaten 1-0 by Sunderland in their last outing, City took the lead through Jesus Navas after only 14 seconds and an own goal from Sandro in the 34th minute made it 2-0. Aguero claimed a brace either side of halftime, tucking away centres from Navas and Yaya Toure, to take his tally of goals to 14 in his past 11 City appearances. Alvaro Negredo added a fifth in the 55th minute, flummoxing Michael Dawson with an audacious turn and lashing a left-foot shot past Lloris, before Navas completed the rout in injury time. - AFP

Aloisi safe - for now

M5 Manawatu HRC trots Manawatu HRC Venue: Manawatu Raceway Meeting Date: 26 Nov Meeting number: 5 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9 1 12.10pm MANAWATU RACEWAY MAIDEN TROT $5000, 3yo+ c0 trot, stand, 2500m 1 66 Mighty Sunny (1) fr.......................M Teaz (J) 2 D4454 Jagermeister (2) fr ...........A Donnelly 3 4P65 Miss Adventure (3) fr .................... D Butcher 4 857x7 Forest Galleon (4) fr ......................N Chilcott 5 6686D Trouble Ado (5) fr .................. A Poutama (J) 6 x4x80 Apollo Mission (6) fr ......................R Jenkins 7 9785 Special Girl (7) fr ...........................T Mitchell 8 5076x Jomo (8) fr.................................. J Robinson 9 56547 Earl Mountbatten (9) fr ............ B Butcher (J) 10 52024 It’s Big Time (U1) fr .......................Z Butcher 11 04760 Seymour (U2) fr .........................P Ferguson 12 x2343 Consentual (U3) fr..................... J Abernethy 2 12.35pm FOLLOW HARNESS@FACEBOOK.COM/ MANAWATUHRC MBL PACE $5000, 4yo+ c3 to c6 +claimer mob. pace, mobile, 2500m 1 36357 Viewfield Apache (1) fr ............ B Butcher (J) 2 x4233 Stormy Breeze (2) fr......................N Chilcott 3 75533 Dougie Maguire (3) fr ....................Z Butcher 4 36888 Beckinsale (4) fr .........................P Ferguson 5 63375 Thats Bettor (5) fr ..........................B Weaver 6 42134 Golden Delight (6) fr..................... D Butcher 7 47571 Carlos (7) fr .......................... D Ferguson (J) 8 00x78 Victor Vtoo (21) fr .................. A Poutama (J) 3 1.05pm RALTEX LTD HANDICAP TROT $5000, 4yo+ c1 & faster discrhcp trot, stand, 2500m 1 22x83 Nasty Brat (1) fr..............................S Phelan 2 64617 Door Slammer (2) fr ................... J Robinson 3 5676x Dancingwiththestars (3) fr ..........P Ferguson 4 x3221 Rich Earl (4) fr ............................... F Cossey

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68767 Thrilling Clover 18.74 P & ............. B Conner 75683 Primitive 18.26 ...........................D Stapleton 12812 Some Say nwtd ..........................D Stapleton 24327 Ketut nwtd ....................................C Roberts 25231 Stock Taker nwtd ............................. R Breen 878F7 Heza Sensation 18.70 P & ............ B Conner 55882 Jumpin’ Julia nwtd .....................J McInerney 67622 Just A Mate 18.46 .....................J McInerney 23132 Know Charity nwtd .........................G Cleeve 17853 Cosmic Galaxy nwtd .....................R Adcock 11 3.10pm BRIAN BAGLEY DRIVER LICENSING SPRINT C4, 310m 1 85741 Know Thought nwtd .......................G Cleeve 2 81538 Isabelle Domain nwtd................J McInerney 3 68643 Dillmanstown 18.63...........................J Dunn 4 23426 Know Wisdom 18.48 ......................G Cleeve 5 71484 Opawa Wally nwtd L & ....................... Wales 6 84162 Hot Mango 18.21 ..........................R Adcock 7 88444 Homebush Churro 18.80...........J McInerney 8 57865 Elki 18.50 .....................................M Roberts 9 14737 Another Jewel nwtd ...................J McInerney 10 86838 Another Colt nwtd .....................J McInerney 12 3.33pm RACING AGAIN TUESDAY 17TH DECEMBER SPRINT C5, 310m 1 11761 Wise Wonder 18.40 C &..................... Fagan 2 17734 Pick The Tip nwtd ............................ D Voyce 3 14445 Ramrada 18.73 ............................C Roberts 4 11114 Ronrose Hill 18.46 M & .........................J Hill 5 11883 Princely Dollar 18.37 .................J McInerney 6 43471 Miss Sweet 18.81 P & ................... B Conner 7 47423 Rosca 18.15 ..............................J McInerney 8 26663 Know Lies nwtd ..............................G Cleeve 9 11564 Finn McMissile 18.33 ......................L Philips 10 65118 Oscar Tuivasa 18.10........................L Philips

Melbourne Heart chief executive Scott Munn says under-fire coach John Aloisi’s job is secure - at least for now. The Heart sit bottom of the A-League table after their fifth straight loss, 3-1 to Newcastle on Sunday. They have gone 12 matches without a win, including five defeats to end last season. But Munn said it would be unfair to single out the second-season coach. “We are all in this to achieve success,” Munn said yesterday. “Whilst John as the head coach is clearly the face of that, we all have a role to play, whether it be me, the football department as a whole, the board, we all have a role to play and we all take responsibility.” Munn said Aloisi remained firmly entrenched in the job and the club was giving him all the support they could. - AAP

Juventus tops Serie A Second-half strikes from Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez have secured a 2-0 win away to Livorno to send champions Juventus top of Italy’s Serie A for the first time this season. Elsewhere, Lazio escaped with a 1-1 draw away to 10-man Sampdoria yesterday, while Fiorentina’s hopes of challenging for a place in Europe next season were dented by a 1-0 defeat away to dominant Udinese. Juventus, with whom goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made his 500th Serie A appearance, now have a two-point cushion on Roma ahead of the capital side’s home game against struggling Cagliari. - AFP

Lille, Monaco on pace Lille and Monaco kept pace with leaders Paris Saint-Germain, both winning 1-0 in Ligue 1 action in France. Pape N’Diaye Souare scored six minutes from time to keep Lille second in the table four points behind PSG with a win over 10-man Toulouse. Champions PSG had won 3-0 at Reims on Sunday. Monaco’s first win in four games puts them third in the table five points off the pace. Rene Girard’s Lille extended their run to nine games without conceding a goal as Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama has kept his slate clean for 855 minutes. Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne got back to winning ways at Nice despite the absence of their fans. Around 250 visiting fans were evacuated from Nice’s Allianz Riviera stadium after coming under fire from sections of the home support, who tore up seats and threw them at their rival supporters.

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■ Bowls

Ashburton Bowling Club Heartland Pairs and Fours November 24 1st Roger Gutberlet, Diane Gutberlet, Gaynor Crack and Mike Quinn 5 wins, 42 ends and 80 points. 2nd Jo Ryk, Murray Anderson, Wendy Watson and Judy Ryk 4 wins 1 draw, 39 ends  and 73 points. 3rd Dion Kiddey, Graham Clarke, Noeline Woods and Pip Kiddey 4 wins, 36 ends and 70 points. 4th Alastair MacKenzie, Doug Kinvig, Heather Goodall and Noeline MacKenzie 4 wins 33 ends 67 points.  5th  Roger Herriot, Gwen Whipp, Winstone Lee and Wendy Herriot. 3 wins 1 draw 37 ends and 67 points.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2.00m. RT. 31m. 00s. 11th. Paul Houston CT. 33.01. HT. 8.45m. RT. 24m 16s. 12rh. Myles O’Donnell CT. 33.05. HT. 10.20m RT 22m 45s. F/T. 13th. Bruce McClelland CT. 33.05m. HT. 10.20m. RT. 22m 45s. 2 F/T. 14th. Harry Chatterton CT. 34.43. HT. Go. RT. 34m 43s. 15th. Dave Shurrock CT. 37.15m. HT. 10.20m. RT. 26m 55s.

Calder Stewart/ McDonalds/ Tinwald Supervalue Track Racing

Tinwald Velodrome November 22 14 O/U17. 32 W/W. Trainer Wheels W/W Group 1. 1st Fleur Kingsbury 10pts. 2nd. Laura Hyde 9pts. 3rd. Oliver Bellow 8pts. 4th. Lala Hastie 5pts. Trainer Wheels W/W Group 2. 1st. Lochie Mills 15pts. 2nd James Lansdown 7pts. 3rd.= Madi Stewart & Xnadro Bernardo 4pts. W/W/ A Grade. 1st. Rosie Gray 11pts. 2nd. Maddie Lowry = Isabella Roulston 7pts. 3rd MadiAshburton Bowling Club son Clark 5pts. 4th. Harrison Russell 3pts. Junior Ladies Singles November 21 C & D. Grade. 1st. Callem Kingsbury 7pts. Final - Pip Kiddey defeated Winnie Dick- 2nd= Charlotte Russell & Sam Roulston man 21 - 17 on the last end. 5pts. 3rd = Juliet Kingsbury Emma Lowry Corner to corner Nov 23: 1st Annette & Louie Hastie 3pts. 4th.=Zac Bartlett, Blain 2nd Murray Anderson 3rd Roy Keel- Lochie Lansdown & Bridget Hyde 2pts. ing 5th. Briar Clark 1pt. 6th. Emmett Rowlands. E. Grade W/W. 1st. Santi Bernardo 10pts. 2nd. Maxton Rowlands 8pts. 3rd. Freedie Hastie 5pts. 4th. Ollie Jackway Ashburton Bridge Club 4pts. 5th=. Tyler Bartlett & Ilam Elliott November 22 3pts. 6th.= Lachlan Storey & Riley SteMonday Evening – B and C Ladder vens  . Open & U17 Grade 1st. Josh DonN/S 1 M Hanrahan and N Smith, 2 S and A aldson 11pts. 2nd. Brendan Whalley 10pts. Harris, 3 G Brown and D Fisher 3rd.Ben Sutton 6pts. 4th.Sam Cullimore E/W  1  Jan Johnson and K Kingsland,  2  3pts. 5th. Harriett Sutton 2pts. 6th. ShoA Clelland and P Wise, 3 Joyce Johnson na Proctor 1pt. 7th Jessie Banks. and P Jowers B. Grade U17. 1st. Caitlin Titheridge 8pts. Tuesday Evening – A Ladder 2nd. Jenna Borthwick 7pts. 3rd. Sam CutN/S 1 M Stowell and P Fergus, 2 J Knight tle 6pts. 4th.Ethan Titheridge 5pts. 5th. and B Smith, 3  W Kolkman and and J Matheson Colgohoun 4pts. 6th. Jacob Rooney. E/W 1 A Reid and S Rosevear, 2 Kilworth 3pts. 7th. Drew Titheridge. ItalM Holmes and R Kyle, 3 A Maude and M ian Pursuit Winners A Team Shona ProcMoore tor, Matheson Colgohoun, Caitlin TitherWednesday Afternoon - Duplicate idge, & Sam Cuttle.  2nd. B. Team Drew N/S 1 M Buckland and B Smith, 2 V Palmer Titheridge, Jenna Borthwick, Ethan Tithand M Stowell, 3 R Kyle and R McLaughlin eridge, & Jacob Kilworth. E/W 1  I Taylor and A Maude, 2= T Downward and S Rosevear and  R Brownlie and Tinwald Cycling Club S Harris Mt Somers Sealed Handicap Mass Start Thursday Evening – Presidents Trophy 45km, November 24 N/S 1 M Buckland and B Smith, 2 T Down- 1st Jason Christie. 67.00m. 2nd. Nathan ward and V Ferrier, 3 M de Jong and W Tew 67.42. 3rd. Brad Hudson 68.37. 4th. Kolkman. E/W  1  H Blee and R Brown- Johno Gee 68.42. 5th. Tony Ward 69.07. lie, 2 B McIlraith and J Wright, 3 V Palmer 6th.Stev Hands 68.08.  7th. Michael Temand T Small pleton 68.08. 8th. Wayne Clement 71.13. 9th. Chris Hutchinson 71.13. 10th.Ross Templeton 71.13. 11th. Ross Avis 71.14. 12th. Rob Hooper 71.14. 13th. Garry WesMid Canterbury Social Wheelers ton 71.15. 14th.Myles O’Donnell 71.16. 15th. Kevin Opele 71.39. 16th. Brendan Tocher 15 starters; 14km 75.12. 17th. Bruce McClelland 75.12. 18th. November 23 Rachael Thow 75.12. 19th Martin Hyde 1st. Abe O’Donnell CT. 31.05. HT. 2.00M.  75.13.  20th Richard Kirwan 75.15. 21st RT. 29M 05S. 2nd.Dave Strong CT. 31.34. Marty Cuttle 75.16. 22nd. David Sullivan HT.  6.15m. RT.  25m 19s 3rd. Dean Rat77.00 23rd Josh Donaldson 79.34. 24th. tray CT. 31.34. HT.6.15m. RT.  25m 19s. Kimberly Marshall 79.34. 25th. Mark 4th. Bill Hood CT. 31.35. HT. 6.15m. RT. Smitheram 79.35. 26th Brendan David25m 20s. 5th Ross Proctor CT. 31.36. HT. son 79.40. 27th. Dave Shurrock 79.44. 6.15m. RT. 25m 21s. 6th Nick MacIntosh 28th. Don Morrison 79.44. 29th. Andrew CT. 31.38. HT. 6.15m. RT. 25m 23s. 7th. Shepherd 79.50. 30th. Brian Ellis 97.50. Brent Hudson CT.32.03. HT. 2.00m. RT. 31st. Tania Tocher 106.57. 30m 03s. 8th. Jessie Banks CT. 32.30. Sealed handicap results. 1st Andrew HT. 8.45m RT. 23m 45s. 3rd F/t.9th ShoShepherd, 2nd Don Morrison, 3rd Garna Proctor CT. 32.33 HT. 8.45m. RT. 23m ry Weston, 4th Nathan Tew. 5th Chris 48s. 10th Jacob Kilworth CT. 33.00m. HT.

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■ Cycling Hutchinson. 6th Ross Templeton, 7thMyles O’Donnell, 8th. David Sullivan. 9th Jason Christie. 10th Brad Hudson. 11th. Steve Hands. 12th Tony Ward. 13th Michael Templeton. 14th Johno Gee. 15th Tania Tocher. 16th Brendan Tocher. 17th Rachael Thow. 18th Wayne Clement. 19th Ross Avis. 20th. Rob Hooper. 21st Kevin Opele. 22nd Bruce McClelland. 23rd Martin Hyde 24th Marty Cuttle. 25th Brendan Davidson. 26th Dave Shurrock. 27th Richard Kirwan. 28th Mark Smitheram. 29th Josh Donaldson. 30th Kimberly Marshall. 31st Brian Ellis. Juniors 16km. 1st Louie Brown. 28.45. 2nd Joe Hutchinson 28.53. 3rd Abe O’Donnell 33.06. 4th Oliver Davidson 35.41. 5th Connie Davidson 38.00. Sealed Hadicap. 1st Louie Brown. 2nd Joe Hutchinson. 3rd Abe O’Donnell. 4th Connie Davidson. 5th. Oliver  Davidson. DIV 2. 1st Renee Gage 36.23. 2nd Barry Linwood 40.52. 3rd Sonya Hyde 45.27. Sealed Handicap. 1st Sonya Hyde. 2nd Renee Gage. 3rd Barry Linwood. 

■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club Nelson Building Society Friday night teams, November 22 Top Team – Mayfield Lassies 100 – AnneMaree Blair, Ruth Keeley, Johnny Wright, Judy Fielder Ladies: Pink Tees 96.5, Periwinkles 2 90 Men: Reads Rammers 99, The Best Test Icicles 96, Rex’s Lions 92, Rough Riders 90.5. Mixed: The Dream Team 90, Roaring Pride 89, Extreme Rough Riders 86.5 Top Man: Jason Morrison, Steve Thomas, Johnny Nuttall, Neil Lyons 35; Top Lady: Judy Fielder 36 Nearest Pins: Templeton Motors – Alison Hunt; Paul May Motors – Peter Morgan; Mac & Maggies – Mavis Palmer; BP Ashburton – Johnny Wright. Gabites Lucky Player – Brian Edmondston, BP Lucky Player –Mal Trewavas. Two’s – Joan Chisnall, Peter Morgan, Ron Carlson

Ashburton Golf Club November 23 In the Stableford round held results were: Gordon Clinton 45, Ross Chatterton 43, Tufuga Sa 43, Tom Kearney 42, Tony Gimblett 42, John McArthur 41, Richard Leith 41, Murray Wackrow 40 Peter Macaulay 40, Ray Lambert 40, John Easton 40. Nearest The Pins: Robbies Bar & Bistro: Miti Daniel Braided Rivers: Bryan Donaldson Rothburys Insurance: Ross Chatterton, Netherby Meats: Alison MacGregor, Robilliards (Nearest pin #18):,Tony Bennett Charming Thai Restaurant (Longest Putt #9) Don Houghton Twos: Miti Daniel, Richard Leith, Ron Carlson, Ross Chatterton, Mal Trewavas, Vince Carr. Birdie Jackpot: # 17; Nett Eagles: # 17

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Santy & Erna Smith 212 by lot; 5th Gayle ODuffy & Jenny Senior 212; 6th Sandra Ilton & Ellen Kemp 213 by lot; 7th Lucy Ritchie & Adrienne Shadbolt 213; 8th Angela Mowbray & Robin Maw 214; 9th Shayn Peters & Nancy Watson 215; 10th Belinda Kirdy & Myra Kennedy 216; 11th Wendy Wareing & Jennette Paul 217; 12th Heather Middleton & Marg Kelk 219; Best nett without a team prize Kim Turney 70 Men 1st Lucas McGee & Justin Smith 200; 2nd Piers Rolton & Pete Wood 201; 3rd Ian Davies & Dave Puckett 202 by lot; 4th Richard Maw & James Anderson 202 by lot; 5th Ian Knowler & Doug Stupples 202; 6th Jordon Reid & Max Bullivant 203 by lot; 7th Chris Oneil & Damon Smith 203 by lot; 8th Grant & Sam Hargreaves 203 by lot; 9th Dan Van der Salm & Jacob Peterson 203; 10th Mark Gorman & Jim Lattimore 204; 11th Athol McAlpine & Chris Cavanagh 205by lot; 12th Bob Winter & Craig Allsopp 205 by lot; 13th C J Middleton & Rod Carson 205; 14th Graham Gunn & Simon Hampton 206 by lot; 15th Tony Hurst & Mark Hutchins 206 by lot; 16th Barry Wackwitz & Gary Horn 206 by lot; 17th Wayne Lloyd & Brendon Hurley 206 by lot; 18th Bernie Walsh & Ross Hynes 206 by lot; 19th Phil Lalor & Paul Middleton 206 by lot; 20th Greg Snelling & Mick Hodgson 206; 21st Phil Elliott & Stu Wilson. Non Handicaps, Peter Heenan 1st Wayne Lambeth 2nd Closest pins # 4 Sat Nicky Webb & Keiran McGibbon; # 4 Sun Sue Jones & Ian Mills; # 6 Sat Elizabeth Collins & Sam Hargreaves; # 6 Sun Adrienne Shadbolt & Jordon Reid; # 13 Sat Lucy Tan & Bob Ilton; # 13 Sun Susan Jones & Brendon Hurley; # 17 Sat Michelle Bower & Mark Banks Longest drives Saturday Ginny Bolderston & Bevan McGibbon; Sunday Catherine Knight & Greg Hubbard Best Nett without a team prize Matt Barbour 68 by lot (Thanks to all our sponsors over the weekend )

Tinwald Golf Club Twilight Results, November 21 Stableford: Men 0-6: Wayne Smith 24, Johnny Moorren 21,Jeff Hewitt 21, Brock Peddie 21. 7-10: Kevin Bishop 24, Neil Rayner 24, Graeme Mills 24, Trevor Emery 23, Richie Watson 21, Steve Anderson 21 b/l. 11 plus: Pete Ranson 22, Kerry Whiting 21, Andrew Barrie 18, Craig Davies 18. Women 0-16: Joan Undy 25, Elizabeth Collins 22, Amanda Gray 21 b/l. 17 plus: Madeline Smith 23, Maxine Whiting 22, Shona Vucetich 22. Nearest the pin. # 6 Lynne Small. # Greg Hubbard. Two’s: Paul Boon, Richie Watson, Graeme Mills. Classic Hits longest drive: Richard Hewson.

Tinwald Golf Club November 23 Bisque par Men: 0-18. Paul Hefford 8 up, Cameron Miller 6 up, Chris Hart 6 up, Kevin Bishop 5 up b/l. 19 plus: Alan Lilley 12 up, Roger Bruce 11 up, Wayne Ross 11 up, Graham Hortin 10 up b/l. Women: Barb MacGregor 7 up. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liquorland # 2; Alan Lil-

ley. Gluyas Ford # 6; Rod Harris. Bedrock Bar & Stone Grill # 12; Randall Feutz. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Roger Bruce. Two’s: John Schofield, Roger Bruce, Randall Feutz. Net Eagle: # 7; Roger Bruce, Tony McAndrew.

■ Motor racing Brazilian Grand Prix Results from the Brazilian Grand Prix yesterday (71 laps): 1. Sebastian Vettel (GER/RBR) 1hr 32min 36.300sec 2. Mark Webber (AUS/RBR) +10.452 3. Fernando Alonso (ESP/FER) 18.913 4. Jenson Button (ENG/MLA) 37.360 5. Nico Rosberg (GER/MER) 39.048 6. Sergio Perez (MEX/MLA) 44.051 7. Felipe Massa (BRA/FER) 49.110 8. Nico Hulkenberg (GER) 1m 4.252 9. Lewis Hamilton (ENG/MER) 1m 12.903 10. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/TOR) 1 lap 11. Paul Di Resta (SCO/FOR) 1 lap 12. Esteban Gutierrez (MEX/SAU) 1 lap 13. Adrian Sutil (GER/FOR) 1 lap 14. Heikki Kovalainen (FIN/LOT) 1 lap 15. Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA/TOR) 1 lap 16. Pastor Maldonado (VEN) 1 lap 17. Jules Bianchi (FRA/MAR) 2 laps 18. Giedo van der Garde (NED) 2 laps 19. Max Chilton (ENG/MAR) 2 laps Not classified:Charles Pic (FRA) 13 laps Valtteri Bottas (FIN/WIL) 26 laps Romain Grosjean (FRA/LOT) 69 laps

■ Softball Hampstead Softball Club Nosh Café  Slow-Pitch November 22 Hawks  10 – 5 Nosh Café Marines & Angels; S & Giggles 29 - 13 TGIF  Sluggers; As Good As It Gets 25 - 8 Beasties

■ Squash Celtic Squash Club Results from last week’s round of the Celtic Squash Club’s summer league competition: Nathan Forbes beat Marie Kennedy 3-1, Billy Nolan beat Ed Harrison 3-0, Brendan Clarke lost to James Hunn 1-2. Pat Summerfield drew with Jock O’Connor 2-2, Ian Dolden lost to Pete Blacklow 1-3, Marie Kennedy drew with Cath Blacklow 2-2, Jess McCloy beat Nicola Millichamp 2-1. Craig Campbell beat Steve Devereux 3-1, Aaron Leckenby lost to Mark O’Grady 0-3, Di Ness beat Rebecca Abernethy 2-1, Jenni Ryk beat Susan Dargue 4-0, Chris O’Reilly lost to Paul Cousins 2-3.

■ Tennis Mid Canterbury Tennis Twilight Competition November 20 Division 1: Spare Parts 15 v Misfits 18; Electric Donkey Bottom Biters 18 v Famous Grouse 15; Property Brokers 17 v High Raters 16; ACA’s Hackers 15 v 5 Shades 18; Wacky Wackers 17 v What’s the Score 16. Division 2: Just Hit It 13 v Rob’s Mob 20; Rusty Parts 19 v Ashburton Milking 14; The Smackers 18 v Tiddlywinks 15.


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MSA Bowling Club Skips entered for M.S.A. Half Day Triples Friday 29th November 12.30pm whites to be worn. R. Neilson, R. Cockburn, R. Mitchell, R. Thomas, C. Leech, A. Smith, W. Lee, M. Smallridge, A. Waddell, G. Taylor, T. Watson, B. Williams, J. Ryk, A. Mackenzie, B. Harrison, B. Brassell

Allenton Bowling Club Ladies Charene Trophy 4’s November 29 The following skips have entered teams - G. Baker, V. Bell, R. Bennett, L. Connell, J. Dutton, D. Gutberlet, J. Hardy, G. Hawkins, W. Herriot, S. Holdom, Z. Keen, N. Mackenzie, J. Ryk, M. Sullivan, Temuka, W. Watson 9 a.m. start with cuppa (Whites or Club Shirts to be worn) - Inquiries to Judie Ryk phone 3087907

■ Golf Ashburton Golf Club November 30 Club closing day Smallbone Trophy Canadian foursome. Presentation of trophies and dinner 6.00pm Starting Time: Morning 8.00am; Afternoon Report at 11.00am for 11.30pm start Saturday Starters: Morning Max Fitzgerald, Paul Greer; Afternoon N Macdonald L Hunt. Results: G Russell D O’Sullivan.

Tinwald Golf Club November 30 Stableford Draw for the first round of the LPJ Tro-

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■ Softball Hampstead Softball Club Nosh Café Slow-Pitch November 29 6.30pm: D.1 Beasties v Nosh Café Marines & Angels; D.2  S & Giggles    v  As Good As It Gets; D.3 TGIF  Sluggers v Hawks

Mid Canterbury Softball November 30 TBall-9:00 T5 Hampstead Yellow v Ashburton Christian School Flyers; T1 Allenton Blue Sox v Netherby Strikers;T2 BNZ Rakaia Royals v Tinwald Dolphins; T5 Borough Black v Longbeach Stars. 10:00 T6 Wakanui Whackers v St Joseph Tigers; T1 Allenton Yellow Sox v Allenton Red Sox; T2 Hampstead Blue v Borough Red; T5 Hinds Hawkes v Longbeach Strikers Under 11-9:00 D1 Allenton White Sox v Metalcorp Hampstead Allstars; D2 Tinwald Black Sox v Rakaia Red Sox; D3 Netherby Black Sox v Cubs. Under 13- 10:30 D4 ADC Bluejays v Ashburton City Tigers; D1 Bridgestone Rakaia Ravens v Pirates; D2 ADC Cardinals v Fairfield Juniors. Seniors- 1:00 D4 ADC Rebels v ADC Renegades ( Rustys Umpire); D1 Bedrock Panthers v Fairfield Marines (Nosh umpire). 3:00 D1 ADC Rustys v Nosh Hampstead Hawkes (Renegades Umpire).

Bowling juniors battle it out Junior bowlers went head-to-head at the single finals match at the MSA on Sunday. Eleven finalists were selected last week, but the title was claimed by Rob Fenson, from Methven, after beating Allenton’s Caitlin Bassett. Photo JosePh Johnson 241113-JJ-016


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Daily Events Tuesday 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Stretching exercise for all abilities. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON METHODIST PARISH

Wednesday 9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am SPORT MID CANTERBURY. Walking group. Meet outside the Community Pool, Walnut Avenue. 9.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Walking group meets outside church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH.

GOODWILL SHOP. Sell pre loved clothing. Methodist Church, Cnr Archibald and Jane Street, Tinwald. 10.00am ASHBURTON NEWCOMERS SOCIAL GROUP. Coffee morning, all welcome. NOSH Cafe, Ashford Village, West Street. 10.00am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf croquet singles, the domain, Philip Street, Ashburton.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Exhibition by local artists Judith Sommerville and Rebecca Hawkes. Main Street, Methven. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Maintenance class and exercises. M.S.A, Social hall, Havelock Street. 11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB.

Second time around op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock Streets.

interactive fun for all ages. Exhibition by local artists Judith Sommerville and Rebecca Hawkes. Main Street, Methven.

9.45am ASHBURTON LADIES PROBUS. Monthly social meeting. Doris Linton Lounge, R.S.A. Cox Street.

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

10.00am ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street.

10.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, non members welcome. 254 Cameron Street, please phone 308-4115 or 307-2253 re access to the building.

10.00am WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Tasmanian Doubles. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street. 10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter,

10.00am - 7.00pm ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM. Open, all welcome. Baring Square East.

Seeds, seedlings, workshops, Enviro centre. 35 Dobson Street West, Biograins building. 12noon - 3.00pm ASHBURTON JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION (INC). Signing centre. Community house, rear of Westpac Bank, 122 Tancred Street. 12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Come and try Petanque, everyone welcome. Racecourse Road. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social Hall, Havelock Street.

1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road. 1.30pm R.S.A. CARDS “500” R.S.A. Cox Street. 7.30pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON. Great fun, everyone welcome, racquets provided. Sports hall, 35 Tancred Street.

GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band hall, Creek Road.

12.50pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Association Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip 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.

1.30pm WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB. Golf Croquet. Waireka Croquet Club, the Domain, Philip Street.

7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. Leaves from 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

3.30pm - 7.00pm TINWALD SWIMMING POOL. Outdoor pool open to the public in the Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road.

7.30pm ASHBURTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Final night, top ten results. Presentation of trophies and awards, visitors welcome. Senior Centre, Cameron Street.


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ACROSS 1. Do like another operatic heroine and chorus-leader (5) 4. This country of John of Gaunt’s (7) 8. Ingenuous for one to be found in hub of wheel (5) 9. Cause some commotion with the silver it consumed (7) 10. Behind at sea with the middle ahead – too much weight! (3) 11. Speaks speculatively of the nil increases in salary (9) 12. A hundred and one, something to be put up as storm warning (4) 13. First of the Brothers smuggled cereal stuff (4) 18. Give us Lulu – any version – in an eccentric way (9) 20. Silence one? It’s a joke! (3) 21. Repeated numbers alternative to inclusion in scene-change (7) 22. Let one be inexperienced and lose head (5) 23. Nosed out the den sect was responsible for (7) 24. Goes through and grades first of supper tablescraps (5)







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DOWN 1. They’re on the make, it being their way of living (13) 2. Slightly wet, but is to change when held by people (7) 3. Make: a fuss, perhaps (6) 4. With spirits up, told how it was to be topless (6) 5. It has blood around it in thyroid trouble (6) 6. Self-confession of donkey who will get it all together (5) 7. Sings, now dregs can be used for wear around the house (8-5) 14. It is normal and habitual to be a full-time soldier (7)

15. Part of a lathe for making a tank-top (6) 16. Came together, like opposing forces, with the door shut (6) 17. Says BP might give one the means to go around town (6) 19. Father’s brother may be one to take the pledge (5)

CRYPTIC Across 1. Ingratitude 8. Piano 9. Saddens 10. Tickets 11. Earls 12. Discus 14. Asleep 18. Sonic 19. Cantata 21. Extreme 23. Leave 24. Portmanteau Down 1. Imputed 2. Glances 3. Alone 4. Insist 5. Undress 6. Eye 7. Fasts 13. Unclear 15. Emanate 16. Plateau 17. Scream 18. Shell 20. Nylon 22. Tap QUICK Across 1. Warp 8. Appraising 9. Flatters 10. Cage 12. Deputy 14. Shiver 15. Fasted 17. Assume 18. Dear 19. Lacerate 21. Throughout 22. Awry Down 2. Adulterate 3. Pant 4. Speedy 5. Pauses 6. Psychics 7. Ogle 11. Grey matter 13. Ulterior 16. Deluge 17. Anchor 18. Data 20. Rota








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QUICK ACROSS 6. Lots (colloq) (6) 7. Threadbare (6) 10. Extend (7) 11. New or unusual (5) 12. Job (4) 13. Old woman (5) 16. Aims (5) 17. Criticises (colloq) (4) 20. Drive forward (5) 21. More agile (7) 22. Clothed (6) 23. Long-haired rabbit (6)

DOWN 1. Bargaining (5-7) 2. Lecture (7) 3. Accomplishments (5) 4. Complaining (colloq) (7) 5. Higher (5) 8. Cowardly trait (6,6) 9. Laughing (9) 14. Large stone (7) 15. Summon (4,3) 18. Reject (5) 19. Portents (5)


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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) You’re in a much better position to see what needs to be done, what your next steps should be and adopt a ‘just do it’ attitude. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Where you may have been skirting around issues or taking small steps, it’s time to do whatever it takes to ensure the communication lines are open. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Today you have a chance to really concentrate and focus on the big matters, choices or decisions you’re facing. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) December is destined to be your busiest month of the year, not only on the work front but with life in general, with a chance now to find the right balance. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Keep your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground from the get go today, especially when it comes to trusting what a nose for money is telling you. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Any relationship tension comes on the very day that communication forces come together, allowing you to give those emotional responses a voice. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) A bit of pressure from the Moon and the emotional responses this evokes might create work tension, but it is just what you need to get things moving. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) It’s an alignment today between Mercury and Saturn that allows you to get your head around where you need to take a stand and what is required of you. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) This is a day where you need to have your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground from the get go, especially when it comes to professional matters. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) While there may be some discord or pressure, see this as a good thing, for it’s forcing you to work harder to ensure everything is clearly understood. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) While on face value the financial tension that the Moon’s return to your financial sector creates isn’t a good deal, it puts you in a win/win situation. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Mercury is evoking a sense of curiosity that is making it hard to focus, but rather than being a problem this is a chance to explore your options.

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THURSDAY Rain, possibly heavy, easing later. Easterlies dying out.

FRIDAY Cloudy at times, with a few early showers. Northwesterlies developing.

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Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 12:00 pm, yesterday 184.6 Nth Ashburton at 1:00 pm, yesterday

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Rangitata Klondyke at 11:45 am, yesterday

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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 10.5 15.6 Max to 4pm 10.5 Minimum 9.6 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 1.8 16hr to 4pm November to date 23.0 Avg Nov to date 52 2013 to date 738.8 624 Avg year to date Wind km/h SE 17 At 4pm Strongest gust S 33 Time of gust 4:28am

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A broad low pressure system moves east across New Zealand tomorrow and Thursday. It is followed by a disturbed westerly flow.

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Television Tuesday, November 26, 2013 TV ONE

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6am Breakfast The Breakfast team presents news, interviews, weather and information. 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Coach Trip PGR 3 0 11:30 Infomercials Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale Gennie is still suspicious; it is Paddy’s first day back; David is exasperated. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 3 2pm May The Best House Win 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Elizabeth Banks. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 The Incredible Mr Goodwin 0 8:30 N Supersized Earth The story of how humans have redesigned Earth to build the modern world. 0 9:45 F The School AO 0 10:45 One News Tonight 0

11:15 Mad Dogs AO 3 12:15 Law And Order UK AO 3 1:10 Te Karere 3 2 0 1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Vacation, Vacation, Vacation 7:30 Clodagh McKenna Fresh From The Sea 8am Bondi Vet 8:30 Home By Novogratz 9am Rowing The Arctic 10am Secret Removers 11am Oddities 11:30 Nigel Slater’s Dish Of The Day Noon Bath Crashers 12:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:15 Long Way Round PGR 3:30 Home By Novogratz 4pm Heaven’s Kitchen At Large 5pm Better Homes And Gardens 6pm Bondi Vet 6:30 House Crashers 7pm Auction Hunters 7:30 Location, Location, Location 8:30 Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare Sarah Beeny attempts to save a near-derelict listed Georgian stately home and open it up as a luxury events venue. 9:30 International Open House Take a privileged look inside some of the homes that tourists only look at from the street and see how the residents truly live. 10pm West End Salvage 10:30 The Café AO 11pm Auction Hunters PG 11:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Better Homes And Gardens 2am Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare 3am International Open House 3:30 West End Salvage 4am The Café AO 4:30 Bondi Vet 5am Heaven’s Kitchen At Large


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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 0 6:55 Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures 0 7:20 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 7:50 Ben 10 – Ultimate Alien 0 8:15 Franklin 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 11am Neighbours 3 0 11:30 Home And Away 3 0 Noon Shortland Street PGR 3 0 12:30 2 Broke Girls AO 3 0 1pm Jeremy Kyle 2pm Bethenny 3pm Suburgatory 3 0 3:30 The League Of Super Evil 0 4pm Girl v Boy 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 5pm America’s Funniest Home Videos 3 0 5:30 Home And Away 0 6pm Friends 3 0 6:30 Neighbours 0 7pm Shortland Street PGR Brooke risks inviting the past in; Harper and Roimata follow the same lead; Kylie loses herself. 0 7:30 F The Amazing Race The final three teams sprint to the finish line in Washington, DC. 0 8:30 The Mentalist AO 0 9:30 The Walking Dead 0 10:30 F The River

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Dr Phil PGR 3 Eighteen-yearold Thomas Cogdell, who served two years in a juvenile-detention facility for killing his sister, claims his false confession was coerced by police when he was 12. 1:30 The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 Dr Oz looks into the world of extreme anorexics. 2:30 Rachael Ray 3 3:30 The Queen Latifah Show Queen Latifah interviews Mary J Blige and Ed Westick; a performance from Asher Monroe; rebuilding a school destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. 4:30 Big Brother Australia 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 Australian Federal Police PGR The AFP discovers an illegal importation of heroin hidden in sweets entering Australia through the postal system. 0 8:05 Kings Cross ER PGR 3 0 8:35 World’s Scariest… Animal Attacks AO 0 9:35 Hawaii Five-0 AO 0 10:35 Nightline

11:30 F Zero Hour AO 12:30 Go Girls AO 3 0 1:30 Infomercials 2:30 Army Wives PGR 3 0 3:20 Pretty Little Liars 3 0 4:05 Anderson Live PGR 5am Infomercials

11:15 The Good Wife AO 3 A disgraced politician’s wife resumes her career as a defence attorney after her husband is jailed for corruption. 12:15 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

FOUR 6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:55 Planet Sheen 3 8:25 Chuggington 3 8:35 Care Bears 3 8:55 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 3 9:05 Bob The Builder 3 9:15 Thomas And Friends 3 9:25 Peppa Pig 3 9:35 Wonder Pets 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV Featuring – Lalaloopsy and Max Steel. 4:30 Four Live 6pm Sabrina The Teenage Witch 30 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 7pm Just Shoot Me! PGR 0 7:30 Face Off PGR 3 8:30 M Eurotrip AO 3 2004 Comedy. When a boy’s German online pen pal suggests they meet after graduation he and three friends travel across Europe to meet her. Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Travis Wester, Michelle Trachtenberg. 0 10:25 The Real Housewives of New York City PGR 3 11:25 Entertainment Tonight 11:55 Infomercials



6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000. 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR A talk show focusing on tough medical questions in an open forum. 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 1:55 The Magicians PGR 3 3pm Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? UK 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 60 Minutes PGR 3 8:30 M Double Team AO 1997 Action Thriller. On the eve of his final mission, a top counterterrorist misses his target and is sent to the Colony, a think tank for dangerous spies too valuable to be killed. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mickey Rourke. 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

6am Cricket – The Ashes (Replay) Australia v England – First Test, Day Four. 8am Rugby – European Tour (Replay) Ireland v All Blacks. 10am Rugby – Southern Sevens (Highlights) Qualifying Tournament. 11:30 Motorsport – NZ V8s Pukekohe (Highlights) 12:30 Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) Semi-final One – New Zealand v England. 2:30 Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) Semi-final Two – Australia v Fiji. 4:30 Cricket – International (Highlights) India v West Indies – Second One-Day International. From Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. 5:30 Cricket – The Ashes Australia v England – First Test, Day Four. 7:30 Inside Cricket 8:30 L Re:Union An analytical look at the weekend’s rugby matches with reviews, previews and interviews. 9:30 Rugby – European Tour (Replay) Ireland v All Blacks. From Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

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

11:30 Football – A-League (Replay) Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix. 1:30 Cricket – HRV Cup (Highlights) 2am Cricket – HRV Cup (Highlights) 2:30 The Cricket Show 3am Re:Union (Replay) 4am Rugby – European Tour (Replay)

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Ako 3 3pm Kete Aronui PGR 3 3:30 Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch 3 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3


SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Journey To The West 3 8:30 Water Whisperers Tangaroa Ten stories of environmental redemption, from the Poor Knights Marine Reserve to the Hurunui and Rakaia Rivers. 10pm Both Worlds AO 3 10:30 Tagata Pasifika 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown


Supersized Earth 8:30pm on TV One


6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 The Pretender PG 8:55 Chuck MVS 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 CSI – New York MV 12:15 Sons Of Anarchy 16VLS 1:05 Danger Beach PG 1:30 Chuck MVS 2:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:10 The Pretender PG 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Chuck MVS 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 Pawn Stars PG 7pm The Simpsons PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 CSI MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Yukon Men M 7:30 Man v Wild PG Bear’s Ultimate Survival Guide 2. 8:30 Gold Rush PG 9:30 Mythbusters PG Hurricane Window. 10:30 You Have Been Warned PG 11:30 Mythbusters PG 12:30 A Haunting M 1:30 Dates From Hell M 2:30 Auction Kings PG 3pm Auction Hunters PG 3:30 Yukon Men M 4:30 Gold Rush PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Naked And Afraid PG 7:30 World’s Top Five PG 8:30 Future Firepower PG 9:30 Auction Hunters PG 11pm I Was Murdered M 11:30 Stalked – Someone’s Watching M

6:45 The Code MLVS 2009 Crime. Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas. 8:30 Men In Black 3 MV 2012 Sci-fi Comedy. Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones. 10:15 Chronicle MV 2012 Sci-fi. Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell. 11:40 Jack Reacher MVL 2012 Action. Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike. 1:50 The Code MLVS 2009 Crime. Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas. 3:35 Men In Black 3 MV 2012 Sci-fi Comedy. Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones. 5:20 The Making Of Prometheus MV 5:35 On The Inside 16VL 2011 Thriller. Nick Stahl, Olivia Wilde. 7:05 Vehicle 19 MVL 2013 Thriller. 8:30 The Devil’s Double 18VLS 2011 Drama. 10:25 Age Of Heroes 16VL 2011 War.

12:30 The Pretender PG 1:20 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:10 Law And Order MV 3:05 CSI MV 3:55 CSI MV 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

Midnight Deadly Sins M 1am Auction Hunters PG 1:30 World’s Top Five PG 2:30 Future Firepower PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Man, Woman, Wild PG 5:30 Dirty Money PG

Midnight She Wants Me MLS 2012 Comedy. 1:30 The Making Of Snow White And The Huntsman MV 1:55 On The Inside 16VL 2011 Thriller. 3:25 The Devil’s Double 18VLS 2011 Drama. 5:15 Vehicle 19 MVL 2013 Thriller.


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The Amazing Race 7:30pm on TV2

MOVIES GREATS 6:30 Biography – Danny Devito PG 7:20 Run, Fat Boy, Run ML 2008 Comedy. Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria, Thandie Newton. 9am Million Dollar Baby MC 2004 Drama. Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman. 11:10 Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead 16VLS 2007 Crime Drama. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke. 1:10 Michael Clayton MVL 2007 Crime Drama. George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson. 3:10 Daylight MV 1996 Action. Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen. 5:05 Drop Dead Gorgeous ML 1999 Comedy. Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Kirstie Alley. 6:45 The First Wives Club PGL 1996 Comedy. Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton. 8:30 Monster 18VLS 2003 Crime. 10:20 Proof Of Life MVL 2000 Action.


12:35 The Kids Are All Right 16LS 2010 Drama. 2:20 Monster 18VLS 2003 Crime. 4:10 Proof Of Life MVL 2000 Action.

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6am Football – Spurs TV Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur. 9am Basketball – NBL (Highlights) New Zealand Breakers v Townsville Crocodiles. 9:30 Golf – LPGA Tour (Highlights) CME Group Titleholders – Round Four. 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 11am Cricket – The Ashes (Replay) Australia v England – First Test, Day Four. Coverage of the last two hours from The Gabba in Brisbane. 1pm Rugby – European Tour (Replay) Ireland v All Blacks. From Aviva Stadium in Dublin. 3pm Bowls – New Zealand Open (Highlights) Men’s Triples. From Henderson Bowls Club in Auckland. 4:30 Football – Spurs TV Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur. 7:30 Golf – LPGA Tour (Highlights) CME Group Titleholders – Round Four. 8:30 Fight Night 10:30 Arena Access A show that highlights upcoming pay-per-view events in boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts. 11pm Basketball – NBL (Replay) New Zealand Breakers v Townsville Crocodiles. From the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland.


1am MMA Uprising 2am Football – A-League (Replay) Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers. From Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. 4am Football – A-League (Replay) Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United. From Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. | Compiled by

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Relief for Richie

The All Blacks used up a massive get-out-of-jail-free card yesterday morning as the Irish came within a few seconds of creating rugby history.



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