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Mid Canterbury are the Meads Cup champions. The men on the field got the job done, beating North Otago 26-20 in the Heartland Rugby Championship showpiece at the Ashburton Showgrounds, but the bumper crowd shared in their elation on the final whistle.

There was a sea of green as hoards of Hammers fans turned up to cheer their team on, and were rewarded with the union’s first ever Meads Cup win and the first piece of national provincial rugby silverware in 15 years. Mid Canterbury coach Glenn Moore had hoped the community would buy into the team this year and as they started to succeed on the field, they turned up in increasing num-

bers with estimates of a 3000 plus strong crowd packed into the showgrounds on Saturday despite a howling nor’wester. “It’s a special day for the boys and for the community,” Moore said. “They turned out in big numbers to support us and sometimes that’s all you need to give you that bit extra in the end. I’m glad we could get it done for them.”

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The worst kick-off ever

A farcical moment of the Meads Cup rugby final has gone viral in what is being dubbed “the worst kick-off ever”. North Otago’s Ed Keohane’s kick-off attempt will go down in history as the strong winds caused his kick to end up going 60m behind him, out of play. Lining up the kick-off into ferocious nor-west wind, Keohane produced a chip-shot attempt designed to go the minimum 10m, however, the howling gale had other ideas. The wind caught the ball and quickly hurled it backwards, finally landing 20m behind Keohane on the first bounce and then proceeded to careen over the dead ball line and out of play, eventually stopped by a despairing security guard. Experienced rugby commentator Richard “Pod” Turner couldn’t believe what he was seeing. “I’ve never seen that before in 45 years of watching rugby,” he said.

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World record dive-bomb attempt Hundreds of people turned out on Saturday to help create the world record for a mass dive-bomb. Tauranga Boys’ College student Louis Gordon, who organised the event, said he was amazed at how well it went. The 14-year-old said he gave himself the challenge of setting or breaking a world record and after doing some research, he found there was no current record for a mass dive-bomb. For the team at Guinness World Records to take him seriously, he was told he needed at least 100 people to take part. Louis said there was 232 people who registered for the dive bomb into the water at Tauranga Bridge Marina.

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Huge response to tiny replicas A massively popular supermarket giveaway of tiny replica groceries has had positive spin-offs as special needs schools and eating disorder specialists request sets. The popularity of the New World miniatures has taken the country by storm. Stores are holding swapmeets for children - and grown ups - desperate to complete their sets of 44 grocery items. The positive social side effects have pleased New World group manager of marketing Steve Bayliss the most. The company has a request from a special school in Motueka which wanted a set for its special needs learning centre and had also sent a set to Starship Children’s Hospital. Manufacturers of the products paid to be included in the promotion but Bayliss refused to say how much. The items were designed in New Zealand and made in China, with some parts hand-painted. Store sales had increased dramatically as households changed either where they shopped or what they spent per shop. One mini was given away for every $40 spent.

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Kerr, Bloom seen together Australian model Miranda Kerr has been photographed out and about with Orlando Bloom and their son Flynn just a day after the couple confirmed their split. Photos, reportedly taken on Saturday show Kerr and Bloom strolling the streets of Manhattan with Flynn. In one shot, the 30-year-old model and actor have their arms linked. Another photo shows Bloom, 36, giving Kerr a kiss on the cheek. Publicist Robin Baum released a joint statement at the weekend confirming the couple had amicably separated after six years together. Kerr first met Bloom backstage at a lingerie fashion show for Victoria’s Secret in New York in 2006.

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Not a team-mate in sight Usually, Conrad Smith plays centre for the All Blacks. But at the weekend, as the rest of the team packed their bags to fly to Japan, Smith shared centre-stage with his beautiful bride. Smith on Saturday married his girlfriend Lee-Anne Snowdon beneath white lanterns at the tiny Taranaki settlement of Oneao Beach, in an intimate ceremony with 150 friends and family. While fellow All Blacks prepared to fly out, and his Wellington Lions team-mates prepared for their ITM Cup final against Canterbury, Smith, 32, had a quiet start to his big day, hanging out with his family, his paralympian brother Nathan said.

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Watercolour Group Exhibition, Ashburton Art Gallery. This enchanting group exhibition features several award winning Canterbury artists. Each individual artist will demonstrate their own style and techniques, which will bring to light the fascinating and challenging aspects of this celebrated medium. Event runs until 10 November 2013.

On the couch - Space Dive, BBC Knowledge, 8.25pm. In this one-off documentary, Space Dive tells the behind-the-scenes story of Felix Baumgartner’s historic, record-breaking freefall from the edge of the space to Earth. The footage includes exclusive behind-the-scenes access following Felix’s fiveyear transition from BASE jumper to explorer.

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■ METHVEN RODEO

Plenty of spills in the ring By GaBrielle Stuart gabrielle.s@theguardian.co.nz

The cowboys may dominate the ring at the rodeo, but it was the often nameless people working behind the scenes who held lives in their hands yesterday. With rider after rider hitting the dirt and two cowboys carried from the ring in the space of two hours, the roles of bullfighters and pick-up men became vital. When 19-year-old Southland cowboy Wade Marshall hit the ground hard yesterday, the men were already in action. Some circled around the bull, diverting the massive beast’s attention, while others dived right into the thick of dust and hooves to protect the young rider with their own bodies. It was a disappointing finish for the young rider, who came straight from winning the Open Bull Riding event at the Winchester Rodeo on Saturday – but as St John staff carried him from the ring, his friends were simply happy that he was alive. Noel Stanger was out in the ring heading off the bull, riding his partner in the ring, Dancer. His role was to get the bull’s attention, drawing it away from the fallen rider and herding it out of the ring. With close to 15 years of experience in the role and plenty more in the ring as a competitor, it was a job he knew inside and out. But in the end, he said, it all came down to the animals – understanding the bull, and having a good horse beneath you. “Your horse has got to be agile, and they’ve got to be smart enough to watch out for them-

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selves, as well, because you haven’t got eyes in the back of your head and if a bull gets up behind you it can get pretty ugly.” And it wasn’t only the old hands who got out in the ring to help. Young cowboy Cullen Mason was injured in the line of duty when helping to clear the ring after the Rope and Tie event. The nine-year-old from Taupo was doing his part to help out after completing his own run in the Calf Ride, but after four years of competing he was already stoic about being knocked about, and walked from the ring unsupported. Even the sheep ride required some young ‘sheep-fighters’ to clear the ring, and 13-year-old Tyler Wilson and 7-year-old Drew Tayles were out in the ring to, in Drew’s words, “run after the sheep and make sure the kids are ok”. A second rider had to be carried from the ring after being injured while competing in the Open Bareback event, and was in a serious but stable condition yesterday.

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After winning a title at the Winchester Rodeo on Saturday, the day at the Methven Rodeo ended in the dirt for this season’s All Round Rookie Champion, 19-year-old Wade Marshall. Photo JosePh Johnson 271013-JJ-006

One of the biggest Methven rodeos on record By GaBrielle Stuart gabrielle.s@theguardian.co.nz

Some left limping, some left triumphant and some just left very sunburnt, after another actionpacked day at the Methven Rodeo yesterday. With nearly 300 entries for the events, the rodeo was one of the biggest on record, and Methven Rodeo president Richard Mee said with perfect weather and a great crowd, the day was as close to perfection as a rodeo could get. Nineteen-year-old Christchurch cowboy Jimmy Booth left

the ring with not only the Open Bull ride title but the highest score ever received in his 10 years of riding, taking 88 points out of a possible 100. He was slow to take any glory for the impressive ride, putting it down to the performance of the bull, a huge beast named Chainmail. The win puts him one step closer toward achieving his goal of riding the circuit in Canada, fulltime if he could – but with sponsorship hard to come by, for now his focus is simply on earning his trade in his day job as an apprentice mechanic.

Paul Robinson was another cowboy who left the ring satisfied – but his battle in the Open Saddle Bronc was a personal one. The third generation cowboy’s battle with fiery bronco Quicksand was the third time the horse and cowboy went head to head – and the first time he came out on top. One of New Zealand’s top riders in the division, he said the quick, snappy horse had cost him the title at a Lawrence rodeo two seasons ago, and beaten him once more this year, and coming out the victor at last was

a satisfying feeling. Top in the 2nd Division Bareback was one of Mid Canterbury’s own young cowboys, Tom Plunkett, who after just a few years in the sport, was already thoroughly addicted. “It’s that thrill you get, that adrenaline rush. “When you’re sitting there with the horse beneath you, and there’s that one last crack of your binding and you’re off there’s nothing else in the world right then.” He has just returned from competing in Australia and is ready to make a trip to Canada,

but although he said the sport was much bigger overseas he always planned to return to New Zealand. The cowboys started young, and after just a year of competition 10-year-old calf rider Hunter Desnarais knew exactly where he was headed in life – back into the ring. But the young cowboy from Taupo wasn’t taking the sport too seriously, and said the most important thing for a cowboy was having a beer after the ride. “You’ve got to have a beer, because after a ride you’re always sore.”


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Who’s up for deputy mayor? By Sue NewmaN

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The identity of Ashburton’s new deputy mayor will remain a guessing game until Wednesday. Mayor Angus McKay wouldn’t be drawn on who would get the nod for deputy mayor’s job, but said he would be nominating an individual at Wednesday’s swearing in meeting for the new council. Deputy for the last term of council was Darryl Nelson who replaced long serving, and now retired councillor John Leadley in the job. With three long serving councillors now retired, Mr McKay has a smaller pool of experienced local body politicians to choose from this term. His top three contenders could be Mr Nelson, highest polling councillor Donna Favel who is in her second term and is the only female around the council table or eastern ward councillor Neil Brown who chaired the council’s finance committee in the last term. Mayor Angus McKay has been working through the task of assigning jobs to his new crop of district councillors and

Veteran rockers Fleetwood Mac are thought to have cancelled the New Zealand leg of their tour as founding member John McVie undergoes treatment for cancer. The group was due to play three shows at Auckland’s Vector Arena on December 4, 6 and 7. They sent out a message on Twitter yesterday saying McVie, one of the co-founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac, was now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period. - APNZ

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that has involved meeting with each one and finding out where their interests and aspirations lay before he made decisions. “They’ve put in their wish-list and I’m now working through the appointments. They have to be a good fit for the council moving forward into the future,” he said. While Mr McKay has the power to make appointments for deputy mayor and standing committees, he said he hasn’t gone down that track, preferring to take a more consultative approach. “It is surprising though how well what people wanted worked with what was the best fit for the council.

“What we’re coming up with is a nice blend of experience and new people.” In the last term of council Mr Brown chaired the finance committee, retired councillor Robin Kilworth the environmental services committee and retired councillor Mr Leadley the operations committee. All appointments will be up for review in 18 months’ time. That’s the process he followed during the last term of council and it worked well, Mr McKay said. The councillors will be briefed before the swearing in ceremony on who has been appointed deputy mayor and chairs of the council’s three

standing committees. This term he plans to reduce the number of council subcommittees, preferring instead to have issue related working groups appointed by a committee as needed. These could work in a similar way to the project group set up to work on the EA Networks Centre where there was a mix of councillors and members of the public. “We’re trying to make the new structure as efficient for staff and councillors as possible and to have bigger committees making recommendations that previously a smaller committee would make.”

■ PLAINS VINTAGE RAILWAY

Celebrating 150 years of rail transport By GaBrielle Stuart gabrielle.s@theguardian.co.nz

Listen out for the distinctive whistle of the steam train today as one of New Zealand’s historic steam trains rolls through town, as part of celebrations as 150 years of rail transport is celebrated around New Zealand. The 1946 historic JA1240 steam locomotive will stop at the site of the former railway station this morning on its way to Timaru, and again in the afternoon as it makes the return trip to Christchurch. Plenty of passengers on the Timaru Flyer trip are expected to stop in Ashburton today to visit the Plains Vintage Railway, where special events will be held throughout the long weekend. The vintage K88 steam engine based at the museum has been joined by a recently restored 1924 Locomotive B10 from Oamaru, which will both offer rides on the private line throughout the day. Tickets for two rides on trains at the museum will cost $8 for adults and $3.50 for children, with all proceeds going towards maintaining the trains. The museum will be open from 10am to 4pm today.

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Police are investigating the death of a baby boy in a Hamilton house yesterday. Police were called to a Glenview home at 7.50am. The post-mortem examination was carried out on the two-monthold yesterday afternoon, and it determined that the death was not suspicious, police say. The baby boy had died overnight. The matter has now been referred to the Coroner. - APNZ

Diver missing A search is under way for a diver reported missing off the Coromandel Peninsula. The Coastguard, police and Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter are all involved at Hahei Beach, where the diver was reported missing at about 1.15pm. Inspector Shawn Rutene said there were no further details available about the diver. South Sunk rock is a popular spot for divers, with an abundance of marine life and a depth of about 30 metres. - APNZ

Myers critically ill One of the country’s richest men is critically ill with cancer, but determined to make it to his son’s wedding this Christmas. Multimillionaire beer baron Sir Douglas Myers is receiving daily chemotherapy treatment at a private clinic in the United Kingdom, where he lives with his second wife, Barbara. The Herald on Sunday revealed the 74-yearold was diagnosed with prostate cancer several years ago, and now friends and family are shocked to learn the cancer has spread. - APNZ

Third Psa outbreak The discovery of a third outbreak of the devastating kiwifruit disease Psa is a major disappointment, says Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers Association kiwifruit chairman Peter Olsen. The first Hawke’s Bay cases were reported late last year and strict protocols put in place to control the disease. “We were hoping we could contain and eliminate it from Hawke’s Bay,” Mr Olsen said. The third Hawke’s Bay outbreak was confirmed on Thursday by the kiwifruit industry organisation set up to battle the disease, Kiwifruit Vine Health. - APNZ

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Two-year-old Kate Ferguson-Cooke and five-year-old James Kate Ferguson-Cooke were some of the younger train enthusiasts to take a ride on the steam trains running at the Plains Vintage Railway yesterday. Photo JosePh Johnson 271013-JJ-022

Official Lotto results for draw number 1377 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 4, 15, 19, 27, 32, 33. Bonus number: 38. Powerball winning number: 2. Strike: 4, 15, 33, 27.


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Shearing legend makes last stand By Sue NewmaN

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John Hough has a big birthday on the horizon, and his shearing mates are determined it will be one he won’t forget. He’s a shearer who’s achieved big things in his 50 plus years on the board and while he’s decided this year will be the last time he picks up a handpiece, he’ll be going out in style. John and seven of his shearing mates have formed a group they’ve dubbed The Last Stand and they’ve decided to take part in this year’s A&P show shearing circuit. They’re all former show shearers, all have been champions and they’ve come out of retirement to lay down a challenge to today’s young guns. Local shearer Rocky Bull is part of the Last Stand Team and said that while most of the team are still shearing for a living, John is picking up the handpiece after eight years in retirement. That makes it a pretty tough call to be lining up as part of the team for around 35 shows this season, Rocky said. “But in saying that, he’s hard to keep up with.” Scot Tom Wilson is an exworld champion and when he talks about his John he describes him as ‘a legend’. “I shore with him at his peak but he’s still up there, still achieving.” When John Hough switches off his shearing machine for the last time, Tom says it will be a huge loss to the industry. “He’s had a huge influence on shearing; he’d be one of New Zealand’s greats.” He believes The Last Stand team will add a new edge to the competitive shearing season and with just a few shows behind them he said there are already new young guys turning up for a look at the old guns in action. John’s a master shearer, a title you earn when you shear more than 500 sheep in a nine hour day and when you’ve won more

The Last Stand Team, representing the best of shearing’s glory days are back on the board for one last sports shearing season, (from left) Tom Wilson, Johnny Fraser, Gavin Rowland, Norm Harraway, John Hough, Rabbit McLaren and Rocky Bull. Photo SoPhie Baker 171013-03

than five open class competitions. He’s also shorn in the New Zealand team on several occasions and will be that team’s manager for the world champs in Ireland next year. In the 1980s he was a member of a three man team that set a world record for the number of sheep shorn in a three stand shed over a nine hour stint. Add to that his time as a world records referee, a judge for both blade and machine shearing, a Tectra tutor and his work as a drugs tester and John Hough is a shearer who’s done it all. “It’s about putting something back into the industry.” Becoming a shearer wasn’t something John set out to do for a career. “I was flatting with a couple of guys who decided to go

shearing so I decided to go too. I didn’t really enjoy it much at the start,” he said. For a job he didn’t initially enjoy, John admits shearing’s been good to him. “It’s taken me around the world. It’s a great job, you can go any where with it.” Over his 50 plus years, John reckons he’s shorn well over one million sheep. He used to write his tallies down but gave up on that years ago. The face of shearing has definitely changed as farming practices have changed, John said. “I remember when I started I’d shear just over 60,000 a year and I’d only travel in a 16 mile radius; today you couldn’t do that.” What’s also changed are the number of registered blade

shearers. Where once there were hundreds now there’s just 100. “And that’s a shame because they’re iconic, a breed of their own.” What hasn’t changed are the sheep and like all shearers John has his favourites. “Give me a nice looking Romney,” he said. He might have a long list of achievements and a stack of medals and trophies that bear his name, but John Hough is nothing if not a modest man. “Some people like showing off I don’t. I used to like keeping tallies. “Some people like talking tallies. I don’t, that’s not my style but 600 is my best day in the shed.” He’s determined The Last Stand will be his last foray into

shearing. Returning to the circuit for a final season will be a chance to catch up with old mates and to share a few stories of the old days, but he’s hoping the next generation of shearers will take on some of the roles he’s filled. “Everything’s going out the window at the end of this. It’s time to give someone else a go, time to let the young guys come through.” John’s last stand is a spectacular one. He’s not content just to shear one show on the circuit; he’s signed up for the lot and that could see him on the board carving off wool at up to 35 shows this season, from Alexandra earlier this month to the Mackenzie in April. Not bad for a man who says he retired from shearing eight years ago.

■ SIR ED FAMILY HOME

Historic home’s removal upsets Mt Eden residents By BreNdaN maNNiNg The removal of a historical Mt Eden villa with a link to Sir Edmund Hillary has drawn the ire of local residents. A four-bedroom villa built for Sir Edmund Hillary’s maternal grandmother in 1908 is set to be removed from Herbert Road,

making way for three townhouses to be built. Neighbour Fiona McDonald said she was disgusted that the “beautiful old villa in Mt Eden” was being taken away. “I just confirmed with the council on Monday that they’ve approved for it to be removed from the site.”

She said she didn’t want to do anything to jeopardise the sale, so waited until it was finalised on Friday before erecting a protest banner. “The banner says ‘Respect Mt Eden heritage, don’t remove villas’. “The council made it clear to me on Monday that there was

nothing I could do to prevent the villa being removed, that it all had been approved. “It’s an absolutely stunning villa, inside and out. It’s the most beautiful villa I’ve ever seen,” Ms McDonald said. The property was sold by artist John Horner and his wife Jeanette Hayward for $2,615,000,

nearly $1 million above its 2011 CV of $1,650,000. Mr Horner said he found out about the property’s future a few weeks ago. The historic villa was being relocated to Warkworth to become a family home, Mr Horner said. - APNZ


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“He was hit in the foot. Initial assessment is some of the shrapnel - as the bullet hit the chest of the Australian ... the bullet disintegrated - went into the arm of the Australian soldier that was hit. Another part of it went into the foot [of the New Zealander].” The New Zealand soldier was “doing well” and his injuries have been classed as Category B, Lieutenant General Jones said. Afghan forces have been apologetic about the incident, and stress they do not want the attack to compromise trust between New Zealand and local forces, he said. At this point, the Defence Force would discuss with the New Zealand Government whether the incident highlighted any major problems in Afghanistan. “Our first look is no. We are comfortable that this was in the procedures and that security issues and events ... and the training seemed to work well. At this stage, the recommendation of the Government would look as if to say this is just one of the risks that we have of operating,” Lieutenant General Jones said A decision on whether the injured Kiwi soldier would be brought back to New Zealand “will be based on the medical assessments, as well as our own assessments about how long it would take for him to get fit for duty.” The Defence Force had also contacted the next of kin of all New Zealanders serving in Afghanistan to notify them their loved ones had not been injured in the attack, Lieutenant General Jones said. - APNZ

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The exchange of gunfire that injured a New Zealand soldier in Afghanistan involved three rounds being fired towards the New Zealander from a lone Afghan soldier. The “insider” attack, which occurred in Qargha, near Kabul at about 5.30pm on Saturday (New Zealand time), occurred as a New Zealand soldier was being escorted from a meeting by two Australian soldiers, said Defence Force chief, Lieutenant General Rhys Jones. The Kiwi received injuries to his foot. When describing the attack, Lieutenant General Jones said the trio had been fired on from a lone Afghan soldier who appeared in the space between two buildings. He opened fire without any warning and there was “no indication of an argument or fighting beforehand,” he said. An Australian soldier was hit in the chest, but received only superficial injuries as all three soldiers were wearing full protection gear. “[The soldier] hit one of the Australian escorts and injured our person. The second Australian returned fire.” No information had yet been available about the Afghan soldier, other than he had been critically injured, and possibly killed,” Lieutenant General Jones said. “After he fired the three rounds, he then stood up and started advancing closer towards the ... Australians and New Zealander. It looked as if he had the intent to continue shooting.” The decision to shoot the Afghan soldier - who was about 15 metres away from the group - was the correct one in the situation, Lieutenant General Jones said. The New Zealander was involved with training of the Afghan National Army Officer Academy and had been in Afghanistan for about six weeks, Lieutenant General Jones said. He had been doing a task in the adjacent Afghan unit and was being escorted by two Australian force protection people when they came under attack. The sergeant, who the Defence Force would not name, had since spoken with family members in New Zealand.

Rescuers have reached a hut they had hoped a missing French tramper was staying in, only to find he was not there. West Coast police and search and rescue volunteers have been looking for 32-year-old Yohan Simon. The man known as Yoyo was dropped off at the Karamea Bluff on Happy Valley Saddle on Friday, October 18, and was to be collected by a friend the following Monday. A helicopter yesterday reached a hut in the Little Wanganui area, near Falls Creek where it was hoped Mr Simon may

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Second night in cave for climbers By Patrice Dougan anD Jim tucker Two Auckland climbers are facing a second night in a snow cave on Mount Taranaki with no overnight equipment, after rescuers were driven back by foul weather yesterday. Strong winds and cloud on the mountain have meant searchers on foot and in a helicopter have all failed to reach the pair. The pair are huddled in a snowcave they dug for themselves to shelter from the poor weather conditions which have swamped the mountain since Saturday night. Two others who were also stranded on the mountain managed to walk down by themselves yesterday morning. They have since been taken to hospital with mild hypothermia and minor cuts and bruises. The climbers are stuck on the north western side of an outcrop, called the Lizard, near the summit, and have been communicating with police via text message. Mike Parker, a pilot with the Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter, said two attempts to fly to them yesterday had failed due to high winds and low cloud. “We’ve gone and had another look, conditions have definitely improved but it’s pretty windy up there,” he said. “We were buffered around a lot and visibility at the top is still very cloudy. “Unfortunately we weren’t successful at this stage, so we’ll wait for it to improve a bit more.” A party of eight Taranaki police and search and rescue specialists came down

off the mountain just before 4pm, to be replaced by a team of 12 rescuers from the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre (OPC). The OPC people drove over from Turangi yesterday afternoon after being on standby from 7am, and had heard that the two other climbers who descended safely had been at a lower altitude than the pair in the snow cave. The forecast for the mountain promises better weather today. However, the rescue team was hoping conditions improved last night. They said they were equipped to search at night, and would do so unless whiteout conditions persisted. Fears are growing for the pair. Mike Johns, from Taranaki Alpine Cliff Rescue which is involved in the rescue attempt, said they had “quite grave concerns” for the stranded climbers. “They’ve been stuck on the mountain now for nearly 24 hours, quite high up, so there are quite grave concerns for their wellbeing,” he said. “They didn’t have overnight gear so they spent a pretty harsh night up on the mountain, and could have to spend another one on there as well.” He said being stuck on Mt Taranaki for a second night would “diminish” their chances of survival, because of how cold it is so close to the summit where the pair are believed to be sheltering in a snowcave. They built the cave on Saturday night in a bid to protect themselves from the elements. - APNZ


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With fine weather and plenty of action at the Methven Rodeo on Sunday, spectators numbered in the thousands. Photo JosePh Johnson 271013-JJ-010

His first time in the ring ended in tears for budding cowboy five-year-old Jake Hahn, competing in the Methven Rodeo sheep ride. Photo JosePh Johnson 271013-JJ-011

Eight-year-old Oliver Geary had just moments to appreciate the speed of his woolly mount. Photo JosePh Johnson 271013-JJ-015

The ride of their lives By GaBrielle Stuart

ABOVE: Second division saddle bronc rider Bradley Lanigan took a faceful of dirt in the mornings events. Photo JosePh Johnson 271013-JJ-007

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Twelve young cowboys and cowgirls took on the first challenge in a young rider’s career at the Methven Rodeo yesterday, taking on the Sheep Ride. Eight-year-old Jack Norgate took the title, and after three years of experience in the competition he was calm, cool and had his technique all worked out. “You’ve got to get your hands right and your legs right, then

Seven-year-old Rosa Bell competing in this year’s Andrew Jamieson competes at the Methven Rodeo Methven Rodeo sheep ride. Photo JosePh Johnson 271013-JJ-016 yesterday. Photo JosePh Johnson 271013-JJ-020

you put your head down, shut your eyes and hold on tight.” Hailing from Akaroa, the Methven Rodeo was one of the highlights in the young cowboy’s year, and he said he would be back next year to compete in the calf ride. With his sights firmly set on competing in the adult events, preparation for the young cowboy meant getting out on the farm each day to practice his latest stunt – falling from a horse at a canter.

There was a short fight and an equally short flight in the sheep ride event for seven-year-old Tom Geary. Photo JosePh Johnson 271013-JJ-017


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NSA spying theatens foreign policy Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Rome and Paris to talk about Mideast peace, Syria and Iran but was confronted by outrage over the sweep and scope of US snooping abroad. President Barack Obama already has defended America’s surveillance dragnet to leaders of Russia, Mexico, Brazil, France and Germany and was even quizzed about it during his birthday appearance on late-night television. In the short run, Obama and Kerry are trying to quell international anger over classified disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Longer term, Snowden’s revelations about NSA tactics — that allegedly include tapping up to 35 world leaders’ cellphones — threaten to undermine US foreign policy in a host of areas. In Washington, demonstrators held up signs reading “Thank you, Edward Snowden!” as they marched and rallied near the US Capitol to demand that Congress investigate the NSA’s mass surveillance programs. It’s the vacuum-cleaner approach to data collection that has rattled foreign allies. “The magnitude of the eavesdropping is what shocked us,” former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in a radio interview. “Let’s be honest,

we eavesdrop too. Everyone is listening to everyone else. But we don’t have the same means as the United States, which makes us jealous.” The disclosures not only raise the question: Where in the world isn’t the NSA? They also sparked debate about whether tapping the phones of allies is a step too far. The question might already be moot. The British ambassador to Lebanon, Tom Fletcher, tweeted this week: “I work on assumption that 6+ countries tap my phone. Increasingly rare that diplomats say anything sensitive on calls.” Diplomatic relations are built on trust. If America’s credibility is in question, the US will find it harder to maintain alliances, influence world opinion and maybe even seal trade deals. Spying among allies is not new. Madeleine Albright, secretary of state during the Clinton administration, recalled being at the United Nations and having the French ambassador ask her why she said something in a private conversation that the French had apparently intercepted. The French government protested revelations this week that the NSA had collected 70.3 million French-based telephone and electronic message records in a 30-day period. Albright says Snowden’s dis-

Demonstrators protest outside of the US Capitol in Washington during a rally to demand that the US Congress investigate the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programmes. AP Photo

closures have been very damaging to US policymakers. “A lot of the things that have come out, I think are specifically damaging, because they are negotiating positions and a variety of ways that we have to go about business,” Albright said at a conference hosted by the Center for American Progress in Washington. “I think it has made life very difficult for Sec-

retary Kerry. ... There has to be a set of private talks that, in fact, precede negotiations and I think it makes it very, very hard.” The spy flap could give the Europeans leverage in talks with the US on a free trade agreement, which would join together nearly half of the global economy. “If we go to the negotiations and we have the feeling those people with whom we

negotiate know everything that we want to deal with in advance, how can we trust each other?” Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, asked. Claude Moniquet, a former French counterintelligence officer, said the latest NSA flap came at a good time for Europe “to have a lever, a means of pressure ... in these negotiations.” - AP

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Tests prove mystery girl’s parents The mystery is solved — but the future of the young girl known only as Maria is still uncertain. DNA tests have confirmed that a Bulgarian Roma couple living in an impoverished village with their nine other children are the biological parents of the girl found in Greece with another Roma couple, authorities said. Genetic profiles of Sasha Ruseva, 35, and her 37-year-old husband, Atanas, matched that of Maria, Bulgarian Interior Ministry official Svetlozar Lazarov said. Three of the couple’s youngest children were

taken to a shelter for temporary care, said Diana Kaneva, director of social services for the central Stara Zagora region. Ruseva had said she gave birth to a baby girl four years ago in Greece while working there as an olive picker but gave the child away because she was too poor to care for her. She since has had two more children after Maria. Maria has been in a charity’s care since authorities raided a settlement of Roma, also known as Gypsies, in Greece last week and found she was not related to the Greek Roma couple she was living with.

Her discovery triggered a global search for her parents, fears of possible child trafficking and interest from authorities dealing with missing children cases in Poland, France, the United States and elsewhere. Human rights groups also have raised concerns that the news coverage about Maria and the actions taken by authorities were fueling racist sentiment against the European Union’s Gypsy minority, who number around six million. Authorities are seeking clarification on whether the mother agreed to sell the child. - AP

Marcia Wallace

dened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace. She was beloved by all at ‘The Simpsons,’” Jean said. It’s “a terrible loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing her.” The statement did not provide a date for her death, or a cause. The longtime TV actress’ credits ranged from playing a receptionist on “The Bob Newhart Show” to appearances on Candice Bergen’s “Murphy Brown.”

Authorities say four fans were shot before a second division match in northeastern Brazil, the latest case of fan violence for the 2014 World Cup host. Police said two fans were shot in their feet and two in their legs during a confrontation before Saturday’s match between America and Ceara just outside the host city of Natal, where America is based. Two fans remained hospitalised, but their lives were not at risk. Police officer Fabio Sandrine told the G1 website that Ceara fans driving by the stadium fired at the America fans waiting outside.

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Simpsons’ Edna Krabappel bows out Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, whose wise-cracking characters on The Bob Newhart Show and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died. Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said that her “irreplaceable character,” the fourthgrade teacher who contended with Bart Simpson’s constant antics, would be retired from the show. Wallace was 70. “I was tremendously sad-

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On “The Simpsons,” Wallace provided the voice for worldweary Edna Krabappel, who smoked cigarettes, made sarcastic comments and finally found love in the arms of Simpson’s neighbor Ned Flanders after fans voted online at the end of season 22 to keep the unlikely couple together. Wallace’s trademark “Ha!” punctuated Krabappel’s frequent wisecracks, and her character was also known for the catchphrase, “Do what I mean, not what I say.” - AP

More than 60 women across Saudi Arabia claimed they drove cars yesterday in defiance of a ban keeping them from getting behind the wheel, facing little protest by police in their push for easing restrictions on women in the kingdom. The campaign’s message is that driving should be a woman’s choice. The struggle is rooted in the kingdom’s hard-line interpretation of Islam known as Wahabbism, with critics warning that women driving could unravel the very fabric of Saudi society.

Iran hangs rebels Iran hanged 16 “rebels” of an unspecified armed group yesterday in retaliation for the death of 14 border guards in clashes near the frontier with Pakistan. The executions took place hours after the rebels ambushed the border guards near the town of Saravan in southeast Iran, Fars agency quoted local judicial official Mohammad Marzieh as saying. - AAP

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hat is the deal with the northwesters? We’ve been relentlessly buffeted by them for nigh on six weeks now! This weekend, one which many people planned to spend in the garden was no different – winds hitting near gale force on Saturday sent plans packing, and it was not much better yesterday. Saturday’s rugby match between the Mid Canterbury Hammers and North Otago was also challenged, when during a North Otago kick-off the wind picked up the ball and blew it right back over the kicker’s own dead ball line. National commentators said they had never witnessed anything like it, and it certainly put our boys on the map. Nonetheless our Hammers nailed the Meads Cup and we are all very proud of them. Many people are suffering from hay fever; even those who have never previously had to deal with the dreaded allergy syndrome – but the air is thick with dust and pollen, and it’s little wonder considering what we are breathing. Saturday’s winds brought more trees down, caused more power outages and shut down sports fixtures further afield. At the Rangiora A&P Show an inflatable castle cut loose with children on the ride – thankfully no one was injured. At McLean’s Island, trees came down over power lines, sparking fires, and caused the cancellation of recreational activities. Power outages were on the agenda again for many Canterbury families; others suffered the inconvenience of cancelled flights. MetService explained the situation to the Guardian on Friday – it’s because the isobars are close together! But that doesn’t help those of us who are struggling to breathe, who wake up with our eyelashes glued together – or worse, are suffering from asthmatic episodes. Whether it’s a symptom of global warming is debatable – today is set to bring a southerly blast and snow on the peaks. But one thing is for sure – however far we’ve come scientifically, we can’t control the weather! We can grump about it all we like – but let’s be grateful we are not in the midst of the bushfire season like those in New South Wales.

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POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Have the recent nor’westers made your hay fever symptoms worse?

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he doyen of coalition politics, Winston Peters, has spoken. In an electrifying opening address to the “Faithful 170” - those present at the Christchurch-based AGM of NZ First - Mr Peters made it clear to the other parties eagerly listening to and watching what he had to say - and the winning way in which he proclaimed it - that any of them expecting to get his coalition support after next year’s election would have to earn it. What’s more it would necessarily be hard-earned. He’s not in the “hand-out” business. Bottom line. Those larger political organisations thirsting for NZ First support will have to accept his “bottom-line”, “non-negotiable”, “dramatic” new economic policy whereby the “fat-cat” fund managers of Kiwi Saver will no longer “get rich quick” at the expense of “ordinary” Kiwi investors. No, Winston’s governmentguaranteed, “KiwiFund” is his answer to falling returns and would encourage enlightened risk-taking by managers to the benefit of those same ordinary punters. Such a scheme has already been rubbished by a former head of Tower Investments, Sam Stubbs, who has described it as “international worst practice” but then when the bee buzzes its way into Winston’s bonnet, it’s not easily removed. PM, John Key, still smarting from the disastrous consequences of his government’s decision to back South Canterbury Finance would, presumably, not wish to put himself in

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that same parlous predicament “ever again”. However, if after all the votes are safely gathered in following the poll of 2014, Mr Peters’ “bottom line” may be his only way to retain power. What then? The inscrutable headline-maker and veteran political fixer may well be in the box seat and in a position to demand the Cabinet ministry of his choice. “It’s me John or I go with David, Russel and Metiria. Now you wouldn’t want that would you?”

Meanwhile, the nation “struggles to come to terms with” the other political bombshell of the week, the Len Brown affair. On every street corner concerned citizens throughout the land discuss the implications of the crisis. “Does what happens in the boudoir stay in the boudoir,” they ask themselves anxiously, “or should the mayor of our biggest city have known better. “By cheating on his sick wife and lovely daughters - now nobly standing by him - he has compromised both his

judgment and integrity and is therefore no longer fit to wear the mayoral chain and robes. It’s a real moral conundrum.” Yet, says the Brown camp, the very fact he was resoundingly re-elected to his august position less than two weeks ago suggests that his off stage antics behind not so firmly closed doors had no effect on his performance as civic leader and the driving force behind Auckland’s new Super City status. His victory “proves” it. Thus, say the supporters, finger pointing and moral pronouncements are entirely out of order. So that leaves us in a challenging dilemma. How should we react? Now, there’s even talk of political intrigue behind the mayor’s sensational “outing”. Oh dear, things are not getting any easier. Winston will certainly survive another week but will Len?

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Top left: Captain Jon Dampney is all smiles with the Meads Cup next to the trophy’s namesake Colin Meads. Above: Murray Williams and assistant coach Grant Keenan celebrate the ďŹ nal victory. Right: Mid Canterbury supporters rejoicing on the hill. Left: Captain Jon Dampney shares a moment with his parents, Richard and Bev. Below: The captain Jon Dampney receives a pat on the back for a job well done from coach Glenn Moore. Inset: Jon Dampney and Grant Keenan have a celebratory hug. Below right: Simon Fleetwood, Logan Bonnington and Jon Dampney pose with the Meads Cup.

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Above: North Otago’s major sponsor Ken McKeown arrives in his private helicopter for the Meads Cup final, with ground announcer Colin Morgan in a harvester acting as his temporary commentary box for the day. Below: North Otago’s J’ndre Liebenberg outruns a valiant Richard Catherwood for the opening try.

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Left: Mid Canterbury prop Simon Fleetwood commandeers a green-and-gold flag after winning the Meads Cup final. Above: The Mid Canterbury players are all smiles after accepting their Meads Cup winners’ medals. Below: Mid Canterbury go through their final team talks before the Meads Cup final. PHOTOS JONATHAN LEASK

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Chicago may be recognised worldwide as the home of the Blues but, as Alan Scher Zagier found out recently, the National Blues Museum is heading south 480km to St Louis.

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In brief Shield challenge Mid Canterbury’s historic Meads Cup win, their first piece of national provincial silverware since 1998, also brings with it a special prize next season. As has been the recent tradition, the winners of the Meads and Lochore cups from the previous season kick off the following season’s Ranfurly Shield challenges, which should see the Counties-Manukau Steelers come to town with the log-o-wood. Since it was introduced in 1902, the Hammers have never held the shield, having 12 unsuccessful challenges with the first in 1933. The last challenge in 2002 resulted in a 10-78 loss to Canterbury, a team that featured a fresh faced Dan Carter who scored two tries and Ben Blair scored a hat-trick to go with nine conversions.

Six-pack for Cantabs Canterbury have been to rugby’s equivalent of the South Pole. For the past few years in the ITM Cup, Canterbury have had a theme to their campaign, which is set by their head coach. This season, Scott Robertson settled on Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen’s ex-pedition to discover the South Pole and when Canterbury made it six titles on the trot with a 29-13 win over Wellington in the capital on Saturday their trek was complete. After receiving their winner’s medals, Canterbury marched out to the middle of Westpac Stadium and gathered in a circle as skipper George Whitelock planted a Canterbury flag in the turf. On the field their veterans turned up for them as George Whitelock, who has been a part of all six titles, was a force at the breakdown, while halfback Andy Ellis directed traffic expertly. - APNZ

Moody out of ABs’ tour Canterbury prop Joe Moody has been ruled out of the All Blacks’ end-of-year tour of Japan and Europe with a broken leg. Moody fractured his fibula in Canterbury’s Premiership final win over Wellington at Westpac Stadium. The 25-year-old was one of five uncapped players named in the 36-man tour squad to face Japan, France, England and Ireland. He’s been replaced by Wellington prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen. “He’s obviously very disappointed, but we’ve reassured him that you can’t lose too much ground when you’re injured and he’s just got to deal with the adversity as best he can and get back to a positive frame of mind and work hard and use the Super 15 to continue to impress us,” All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said. - APNZ

Sth Canty victorious South Canterbury denied Buller back-to-back wins in the Lochore Cup, with a 17-10 win at Timaru’s Alpine Energy Stadium yesterday to conclude the Heartland Championship. The victory was South Canterbury’s first competition title since 2001 and saw them join Mid Canterbury (Meads Cup), Auckland (women’s provincial championship), Tasman (ITM Cup championship) and Canterbury (ITM Cup premiership) on the winners’ ledger. - APNZ

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Massive defence gets Hammers home By Jonathan Leask

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Mid Canterbury claimed a maiden Meads Cup win after beating North Otago 26-20 in Ashburton on Saturday. A howling nor-wester was blowing down the ground and the Hammers had first use of the conditions to build a solid 23-7 lead at halftime, before producing a strong defensive effort to hold on to the lead. Mid Canterbury coach Glenn Moore was thrilled to get the win in his first season in the job, and heaped plenty of praise on his players. “The boys put in the work, did everything we asked of them this season and in the end they got the reward. “For me as a coach that’s better than getting a big sum of money to do the job.” Traditionally slow starters, the Hammers weren’t too concerned to be handed the first use of the wind as the Old Golds opted to play into the teeth of the gale-force wind. The Hammers’ defence was shaky to begin with, slipping off too many first up tackles and that allowed North Otago to put the first points on the board in the first half with a try to second five J’ndre Liebenberg, and fullback Ed Keohane landed the conversion. Mid Canterbury responded through centre Dwayne Burrows, and first five Murray Williams added the extras before landing an extraordinary 62m penalty goal to take the lead. Then the unbelievable happened as Keohane’s kick-off not only failed to go the required 10 metres, but was picked up by the wind and carried over his own dead ball line.

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Will Mackenzie steadies the ball as Hammers’ sharpshooter Murray Williams lines up another successful shot at goal in Saturday’s final. Williams finished with a superb 100% record.

After a second Williams penalty Hammers’ captain Jon Dampney went over and Williams converted before landing a third penalty to make it 23-7 at the break. North Otago started the second half with two penalties to Keohane as they launched their comeback. However, the defence that had been falling off tackles early in the first half was holding its line, and the visitors struggled to find a way through. “That first 20 minutes after half-time is what really won it for us,” Moore said. “We play our best when we have to keep the ball in hand and that’s what we had to do, and the defence stepped up.” Mid Canterbury then looked to have landed the decisive blow when flanker Kody Nordqvist appeared to have scored against

the upright, but referee Brendon Pickerill didn’t opt to go to the TMO and instead went back for the penalty, which Williams duly knocked over. North Otago constantly had Mid Canterbury pinned in their own quarter but the hosts were resilient both on attack and defence. The visitors eventually broke through in the 74th minute through winger Alex Brown and Keohane slotted the conversion from the side-line for a six point ball game. From the kick-off North Otago looked for field position with Keohane putting up a towering bomb and makeshift fullback Richard Catherwood was unable to defuse it, losing the ball in the sun and didn’t get close to catching it. It would prove a telling mo-

ment as the ball bounced and was quickly swept down field over the dead ball line by the wind, handing the Hammers a scrum inside North Otago’s 22, and a chance to kill some time off the clock. There was an intense final few minutes, however, the Hammers held on to become Meads Cup champions. It was Mid Canterbury’s first win in their third Meads Cup final, and first national provincial silverware since 1998, while it was North Otago’s first defeat in the Heartland Championship showpiece after wins in 2007 and 2010. Mid Canterbury 26 (Dwayne Burrows, Jon Dampney tries; Murray Williams 2 conv. 3 pens.) North Otago 20 (J’ndre Liebenberg, Alex Brown tries; Ed Keohane 2 conv. 2 pen). Halftime: 23-7.

Meads Cup victory ‘bitter-sweet’ for skipper By Jonathan Leask

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For Mid Canterbury captain Jon Dampney the Meads Cup win was a long time coming. Dampney, along with Tukulua Tolu and James Carr, had been on the field in 2008 and 2009 when Mid Canterbury lost to Wanganui in the Meads Cup final so to finally have clinched the win was a “bitter sweet moment”. “I was talking to Pidgey (Carr) during the week about how we had come close so many times and that we had a good chance to finally do it,” Dampney said. Dampney had a big hand in the win, scoring a try in 32nd minute. The rangy loose forward fed Willie McGoon on the outside

who flung the ball back in before being bundled into touch. Dampney had the presence of mind to get back to his feet after being tackled and showed incredible handling to scoop up a loose ball on the fly before beating four defenders to crash over the line and make it 18-7. His side went to half time up 23-7 and knew they had a big task on their hands turning into the strong wind in the second half. “We were still pretty confident going into the second half. “It probably suited us better going into the wind because we like to play with the ball in hand.” The lead was cut to just six points when a Mid Canterbury quick tap resulted in a turnover penalty where North Ota-

go took a quick tap and scored in the corner, but Dampney was still calm. “We just had to relax a bit and slow things down a bit. We had tried going quickly and turned it over and they were able to catch us out, out wide.” Being up by six points there was no reason to panic; after all they had trailed the West Coast by four points with two minutes to go a week earlier and calmly conjured up a match winner, so defending a lead would be no trouble. The defence stiffened, Mid Canterbury got their hands on the ball in the final minute and wound down the clock, finally giving Dampney the chance to get his hands on the Meads Cup, handed to him by the cup’s namesake Colin Meads.

Happy captain Jon Dampney


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■ CRICKET

Sharks unlikely T20 finalists By Jonathan Leask

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The Tech Sharks managed to sneak into a sixth-straight Twenty20 senior cricket final on Saturday, and will face the unbeaten Allenton for the title. The five-time defending champion Sharks went into Saturday’s final two rounds needing to win both of their games and have results go their way make the final, and by day’s end it all fell their way. Allenton essentially helped the Sharks by beating Coldstream by seven wickets. Coldstream made 188/3 after Bo Houston’s 61 and Jono Print’s 69, but Allenton had a 110-run third-wicket stand between Jeff Naish, 67 not out, and Matt Tait, 74, to set them up for the win and book a place in the final. The Sharks mauled Methven putting 219/4 on the board with Jason Morrison scoring 93 and Matt Hurley 71, and Methven were no match finishing well short on 113/7 for the Sharks to take one step towards the final. Methven then provided a massive upset recording a 20run win over the Tech Stags, their first win in the competition, to open the door for the Sharks. Methven posted 160/5 and then defended the total, keeping the Stags to 140/8. The Stags had earlier beaten Lauriston, but only just. Morgan Gallagher made 69 and Joe Peters 59 as the Stags finished up 186/6, and Lauriston were sitting pretty at 100/0 but collapsed to fall short at 169/8, after Nick Gilbert made 56 and Scott Morgan 52. The Sharks then needed to beat Lauriston in the last round

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Phoenix in 0-0 draw Progress remains slow and steady under new Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick. Following on from their opening-round loss to Brisbane, then a promising 1-1 draw with Western Sydney across the Tasman, the Phoenix were held to a 0-0 draw by the Newcastle Jets at McLean Park in Napier yesterday. Playing in 0-0 draws usually doesn’t suit the Phoenix and they’ve only been involved in a handful of them in more than 160 A-League games since they were brought to life in 2007. Both teams were in search of their first win of the season and given the congested nature of the A-League ladder in the early stages of the summer, a victory would have seen either outfit make a move. Neither side could complain with the result though and both were guilty of spurning golden scoring opportunities. - APNZ

Ryder back at the crease Jesse Ryder made his long awaited cricket comeback yesterday, but he was overshadowed by a pair of team-mates. Having served a sixmonth suspension for a failed drug test, Ryder returned to the crease on the first day of the opening Plunket Shield match between Wellington and Otago. Ryder headed to stumps unbeaten on 48 as part of Otago’s impressive tally of 358-3. The former Black Cap had to wait some time for his turn in the middle as team-mates Aaron Redmond and Michael Bracewell stole away some of the spotlight with a 217-run stand for the second wicket. - APNZ

Win for ‘ageless’ Hopkins

Bo Houston on his way to scoring 61 valuable runs for Coldstream on Saturday. photo joseph johnson

to book a place in the final, and it came down to the final over. The Sharks had made 144/8 with Morrison making 42 and Jeremy Duckmanton taking three wickets for Lauriston.

Lauriston made a serious dig at the target, getting to the final over of the match with wickets in hand and needing 12 runs while the Sharks, short on regular players and out of bowling

options, threw the ball to Hurley. The part-time bowler delivered the goods taking 3/5 off the over to get the Sharks into the final.

Bernard Hopkins, already the oldest fighter to win a major world title, retained his International Boxing Federation light heavyweight belt with a unanimous decision over Karo Murat yesterday. Murat, a German of Armenian descent, was the more active fighter early on, but the 48-year-old Hopkins showed he was willing and able to go toe-to-toe with his 30-year-old foe. Two ringside judges scored the 12-round bout at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall 119-108 for Hopkins, while a third saw it 117-110 for the US champion who improved to 546-2 with 32 knockouts. - AFP

■ MOTOR RACING

Big year for Fifita

Reynolds grabs maiden V8 Supercars win

The best year of Andrew Fifita’s life just keeps getting better. And the rising Cronulla prop is hoping there are plenty of highlights still to come after making an impressive debut for Australia at the Rugby League World Cup. Fifita delivered a strong performance off the bench to help Australia recover from a poor start in a hard-fought opening 28-20 win over England in Cardiff yesterday. The 24-year-old is now setting his sights on retaining his place in the side through to the business end of the tournament. “It was one of the best things in the world,” Fifita said of his debut at Millennium Stadium. “To have England in your pool and to play them first game and to get picked for it, I was just extremely happy for that. I took advantage of that and I don’t want to let go of my spot. I want to stay up here.” - AAP

By ed Jackson The most open V8 Supercars season for several years continues to surprise with Ford’s David Reynolds joining the list of first-time race winners and just six points separating the championship’s top two. Reynolds, last year’s Bathurst runner-up, claimed the first victory of his V8s career in yesterday’s final race of the Gold Coast 600 to become the fifth driver to earn a maiden win in 2013. The Ford rising star made the most of a late steering failure

from Holden’s James Courtney to snatch the win in the 300km race at the Surfers Paradise street circuit. Reynolds came in ahead of another first-time race winner in 2013 in Holden’s Fabian Coulthard, with veteran Russell Ingall turning back the clock to finish third. “Soon as I crossed the line, sigh of relief, I won a race, cool,” Reynolds said. “If he (Courtney) didn’t make that mistake, I don’t think I would’ve caught him. “I had a great day today, pole position and race win - my

first one - can’t complain.” Yesterday’s race means with just two events left in the season only 121 points - less than a race win - cover the championship’s top four. Holden’s Craig Lowndes is ahead by just six points from team-mate Jamie Whincup after the defending champion bounced back from Saturday’s failure to finish with a fourth place yesterday. Ford pair Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison lie just behind the leading duo on the standings, 88 and 121 points off the lead respectively.

Lowndes, who backed up his Saturday race win by finishing eighth yesterday, admitted there was little room for error at the top going into next month’s penultimate event at Phillip Island. “It’s not over yet,” the 39-year-old said. “There’s no doubt Jamie will fight as well as FPR (Ford Performance Racing). “You’ve just got to be on your A-game from now until Phillip Island and Homebush ... I’m really looking forward to it.” - AAP


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■ TODAY’S NEW ZEALAND FIELDS

M8 Ashburton harness Today at Ashburton raceway

Ashburton Trotting Club Inc Venue: Ashburton Raceway Meeting Date: 28 Oct 2013 NZ Meeting number: 8 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 12.17pm MAINLAND WOOL HANDICAP TROT $10,000, 4yo+ 1 to 2 wins discrhcp trot, stand, 2400m 1 209x2 The Bog (1) fr ..............................N McGrath 2 1490x Astrapi (2) fr ....................................M Jones 3 59950 Continental Halo (3) fr ...........J Anderson (J) 4 35347 Midfrew Medusa (4) fr .............B Thomas (J) 5 470x1 Kaizen (U1) fr ............................ M Edmonds 6 x7688 Trouble Whiz (U2) fr ......................R Holmes 7 16x63 All Shook Up (1) 10 ......................... G Smith 8 212x0 Dwindle Mist (2) 10 ................. M Williamson 9 31D42 Regal Petite (U1) 10................... S Ottley (J) 2 12.52pm FULTON HOGAN MOBILE PACE $10,000, 3yo+ 1 win mob. pace, mobile, 2400m 1 21540 Bettor Fella (1) fr ...................J Anderson (J) 2 521x4 Major Moment (2) fr ........................ G Smith 3 x4534 Alta Mario (3) fr .............................R Holmes 4 12 Burning Ambition (4) fr ....................... R May 5 1x152 Bio Marinus (5) fr ..........................M Purdon 6 4418x Top Brass (6) fr ............................ G O’Reilly 7 1467P Hit The Spot (7) fr....................... S Ottley (J) 8 40x1x Crackaheiny (8) fr..............................J Dunn 9 1571x Surfin Swift (9) fr .............................. D Dunn 10 x0950 Riverboat Princess (21) fr .......... R Close (J) 11 x1043 Raesawinner (U1) fr ...............N Rasmussen 3 1.27pm EA NETWORKS HANDICAP TROT $11,500, 5yo+ 3 to 5 wins spechcp trot, stand, 3200m 1 3D504 Rebma (1) fr ..............................A Tomlinson 2 20190 William Lance fr ........................... Scratched 3 9P636 Franco Nadal (U1) fr ....................B Waldron 4 7127x Kowhai Whiz (1) 10 .................... S Ottley (J)

5 26806 Pammys Boy (2) 10 ................... M Edmonds 6 40479 Fire In The Night (U1) 10 .................J Curtin 7 165x2 Yankee One (U2) 10................ M Williamson 8 34x69 Trip’s On Me (U3) 10 ................. C Middleton 9 27185 Mamselle (1) 20 ..............................M Jones 4 2.02pm GLUYAS MOTOR GROUP MOBILE PACE $8000, 3yo+ non winners mob. pace, mobile, 2400m 1 00x64 Explosive Art (1) fr ............................. R May 2 Aldo Rossi (2) fr ............................M Purdon 3 440x0 Travelling Man (3) fr .......................T Chmiel 4 223 Mach Of The Man (4) fr ..........N Rasmussen 5 020 Dapper George (5) fr.................... S McNally 6 4 Tokohoka (6) fr ..............................B Orange 7 0x240 Lewy Risk (7) fr .............................R Holmes 5 2.37pm MORRISON’S SADDLERY & FEED/ZILCO NZ HCP TROT $10,000, 4yo+ 1 to 2 wins discrhcp trot, stand, 2400m 1 711x Kincaslough (1) fr ..............................J Dunn 2 97x60 Tarn (2) fr .................................. M Edmonds 3 07062 Yelande (U1) fr ..............................M Purdon 4 79436 Gunsight Pass (U2) fr................... S McNally 5 6107x Pyramid Monarch (U3) fr.... B Williamson (J) 6 10688 St Pierre (U4) fr ................................ D Dunn 7 41001 Oh Nova (1) 10.............................. G Chmiel 8 0300x Always Treasure (2) 10.............. C Middleton 9 81000 U Dream (U1) 10..................... C D Thornley 6 3.12pm JOHN ROLLINSON MEMORIAL MBL PACE $10,500, 3yo+ 2 to 3 wins mob. pace, mobile, 1609m 1 x4766 Tubbys Sister (1) fr ........................... A Lowe 2 241x1 Star Black fr ................................. Scratched 3 2117x Jerry Garcia (2) fr ..........................L O’Reilly 4 4302x Roo Star fr.................................... Scratched 5 11 Alleluia (3) fr ..................................M Purdon 6 45384 Uncle Trevor (4) fr....................... S Ottley (J)

7 2x111 Tiger Tara (5) fr ............................ G O’Reilly Emergency: Pink Diamond 9 0x447 Kiwi Ideal (4) 10 ............................T Mitchell 8 460x1 Cyclone Prince (6) fr .....................T Mitchell 9 4.52pm MID CANTERBURY TROTTING OWNERS 10 967x7 Hurricane Bromac (5) 10................. G Smith 9 7x291 Anton Oliver (7) fr ............................A Hastie HANDICAP PACE $12,000, 4yo+ 5 or more wins spe- 11 57x12 Beach Bunny (6) 10 ........................... R May 10 8x144 Donegal’s Guest (21) fr .....................J Dunn chcp pace, stand, 2400m 12 5531x Glencoe V C (1) 20 ...................... G O’Reilly 7 3.42pm THE TRUST ASHBURTON FLYING STKS FFA 1 1111x Adore Me (1) fr ..............................M Purdon 13 12238 Mach Banner (1) 30 ..........................J Dunn PACE $60,000, 8 or more wins ffa pace, stand, 2400m 2 21665 Cam Before The Storm (2) fr...............A Butt 10 5.27pm ASHBURTON CLUB LIQUOR CENTRE 1 31116 Suave Stuey Lombo (1) fr ........ L Panella (J) 3 67508 Givethejobtobarnsy (3) fr .............J Versteeg HANDICAP PACE $11,000, 3yo+ 3 to 4 wins spechcp 2 0x745 Choise Achiever (2) fr .....................M Jones 4 089x4 Buy Chevron Direct (4) fr ...............T Chmiel pace, stand, 2400m 3 7x776 Mah Sish (3) fr ....................................A Butt 5 2072x Ardghal (5) fr ............................ L Panella (J) 1 4x431 Isaiah (1) fr .............................N Rasmussen 4 11x11 Christen Me (4) fr ............................. D Dunn 6 444x5 Smiling Star (1) 10 ........................R Holmes 2 2231x Franco Nattai (2) fr .........................B Cusdin 5 31254 Four Starzzz Flash (5) fr ......... M Williamson 7 96394 Phantom Grin (2) 10 ........................ D Dunn 3 11121 Helena Jet fr................................. Scratched 6 21x22 Terror To Love (6) fr ............................ R May 8 2397x Jackaroo Bromac (3) 10 .................M Jones 4 11941 Franco Tiago (3) fr................... C D Thornley 7 11x81 Jimmy Johnstone (7) fr ....................... J Hay 5 21136 Safedra (U1) fr ................................. D Dunn 8 x4133 Franco Ledger (8) fr ....................C DeFilippi 6 3121x Classiesistar (1) 10 .....................N McGrath 9 48x62 Fly Like An Eagle (U1) fr ...............M Purdon 7 11113 Bettor Rock On (2) 10 ........................ R May 10 80x43 Sleepy Tripp (U2) fr ...........................J Dunn 8 618x2 Franco Nelson (3) 10 ........................J Dunn 9 x3316 Greenburn Creek (4) 10 ......................A Butt 8 4.17pm THE PRESS ASHBURTON FLYING MILE 10 1114x All Star Man (5) 10 ........................M Purdon FFA MOBILE TROT $30,000, 6 or more wins ffa mob. SELECTIONS trot, mobile, 1609m Race 1: Regal Petite, Dwindle Mist, Trouble Whiz, The Bog 1 91300 Sovereignty (1) fr...........................R Holmes Race 2: Bio Marinus, Burning Ambition, Raesawinner 2 12003 Peak (2) fr ...........................................A Butt Race 3: Yankee One, Mamselle, Kowhai Whiz 3 1000x Pink Diamond (3) fr ................... C Middleton Race 4: Aldo Rossi, Explosive Art, Mach Of The Man, Tokohoka 4 19x47 Flying Isa (4) fr ...............................J I Dickie Race 5: Yelande, Kincaslough, Pyramid Monarch 5 1320x King Charlie (5) fr ........................N McGrath Race 6: Alleluia, Tiger Tara, Cyclone Prince, Anton Oliver 6 1x905 Stig (6) fr ............................................ D Butt Race 7: Christen Me, Terror To Love, Fly Like An Eagle 7 2x236 Dr Hook (7) fr ...................................J Curtin 8 88583 King Of Strathfield (8) fr ............... G O’Reilly Race 8: Peak, Stig, Escapee, Burano 9 11110 Jag’s Invasion (9) fr ................. M Williamson Race 9: Adore Me, Cam Before The Storm, Jackaroo 10 15444 The Fiery Ginga (21) fr..................... A Clark Bromac, Kiwi Ideal 11 43372 Burano (22) fr ................................... D Dunn Race 10: Isaiah, Franco Nelson, Franco Nattai 12 2x832 Escapee (23) fr .............................M Purdon LEGEND: X - Spell from racing of at least 3 months P - Re13 46x61 Quality Invasion (24) fr ...................G Archer Gerard O’Reilly drives King Of tired (or pulled up) from race L - Driver unseated U1 - Un14 27197 Uncas fr........................................ Scratched Strathfield in the Flying Mile at ruly beginner {C} - Concession driver {C.cl} - Claiming con15 63x20 Clover Don (25) fr........................C DeFilippi the Ashburton meeting today. cession driver which allows horse to start one class down

M2 Waikato gallops Today at Te Rapa raceway

Waikato RC Venue: Te Rapa Meeting Date: 28 Oct 2013 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 8, 9 and 10 1 12.00pm THE GAYE MCCLUNIE BLOODSTOCK MAIDEN 1600 $12,500, MDN, 1600m 1 85022 Fast Profit b (4) 58.5 ................. M D Plessis 2 7x382 Flying Treasure (10) 58.5 ..............O Bosson 3 429 Biologist (3) 58.5 ...........................M McNab 4 x5041 Moonshine Hill 58.5 ..................... Scratched 5 x3867 A L’Orange (8) 58.5 ....................M Coleman 6 x0660 Sir Al Syd (6) 58.5 .......................L Callaway 7 620x3 Grace O’Malley (5) 56.5 .................. M Wenn 8 29x03 Sound (7) 56.5 ...........................M Cameron 9 20485 Hannah Mary (9) 56.5 ........L Magorrian (a4) 10 0 Lady Of Fortune (1) 56.5....................M Hills 11 257 Fraajilistic (11) 56 ................ R Hutchings (a) 12 546 High Tower (2) 56 ............................ C Grylls 2 12.35pm CHRIS WOOD RACING STABLES RATING 65 1600 $12,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 23052 Celtic Star tdb (1) 60 ............... R Smyth (a3) 2 688x8 Black Hennessy (10) 59 ................O Bosson 3 51 Don Envy (3) 58 .........................M Sweeney 4 60x46 Celtic Chief d (4) 57.5 ............... M D Plessis 5 10x00 Sophie’s Gem t (7) 56.5 .....................M Hills 6 63142 Ngatira Gold b (12) 56 ................T Thornton 7 301x3 Inis Rose m (2) 56........................... R Jones 8 88300 Molto Grato dm (6) 56 ............... A Collett (a) 9 15 King’s Rock t (13) 55.5 ...............M Cameron 10 61x86 Lucia Mia 55.5.............................. Scratched 11 x9x99 Alt Control dm (8) 55.5 ....... J Whiteside (a3) 12 14204 Seams Like Magic td (9) 55 R Hutchings (a) 13 04946 Ashalini (11) 54.5 ..................... A Taylor (a2) 14 39333 Quin Bay 54 ................................. Scratched 15 758x0 Belinda’s Girl d (5) 54........... M Cheung (a3) 3 1.10pm SEAFOOD BAZAAR HANDICAP 1600 $25,000, OPEN HANDICAP, 1600m 1 01x62 Happy Guys td (5) 60 .................M Coleman

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2 16x88 Brave Centaur td (4) 57.5..............O Bosson 3 0x500 Capone tdm (11) 57.5 .....................J Riddell 4 2596x My Scotsgrey tm (1) 57 ........ M Cheung (a3) 5 335x4 Estrato td (6) 56.5 6 1x163 Thunderbird One tdmb (3) 56.5 .M Cameron 7 53908 Noble Warrior dm (9) 55.5.......... R Norvall 8 8x445 Joey Massino d (8) 55 ..................... S Spratt 9 0060x Hiace t (12) 55 ................................S Collett 10 00x79 Villifye td (7) 54 ............................... C Grylls 11 54550 Toma Valea t (2) 54 .....................T Thornton 12 000x9 Wisecrack td (10) 54 ................. M D Plessis 4 1.45pm THE LAWRENSON GROUP RATING 65 2100 $12,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2100m 1 3x312 Undertheradar t (10) 59 .............M Cameron 2 0x607 Yin Yang Master (12) 59 ............ M D Plessis

Sam Spratt has the ride on Vitesse Rose in the Sarten Memorial Stakes at the Waikato RC meeting today.

3 34077 Go Paddy tdm (5) 57.5 .................... D Nolan 4 966x9 Prologue (6) 57 .................................L Innes 5 09581 Ratatui (2) 56.5 ........................ A Taylor (a2) 6 06805 Supreme Lady td (7) 56.5 ............... M Wenn 7 08277 Storm In t (3) 55.5 ....................K Leung (a3) 8 02838 Goldie Cantride m (9) 54.................S Collett 9 00x06 Unbeknown (8) 54........................... C Grylls 10 55482 Ballypiper (4) 54 ........................ A Collett (a) 11 86450 Daisy Louise d (11) 54 ............... M Dee (a3) 12 60544 Egg (1) 54 ......................................... D Hain 5 2.20pm YES WE 1 PLATE RATING 85 $15,000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 2100m 1 10450 Endor td (4) 60.5 ................. R Hutchings (a) 2 02630 Storming The Tower tm (6) 59.5 ...... R Jones 3 62162 Hydrogen db (15) 58.5 ..................O Bosson 4 0x957 Guess What d (12) 57.5 .................. N Harris 5 30x97 Miss Isle td (14) 55.5..................M Coleman 6 x3882 Saint Columbu t (10) 55.5 ..................M Hills 7 119x8 More Than Sacred td (1) 55 ..............L Innes 8 91013 Traveller tb (2) 55 ...................... M D Plessis 9 60x05 Grande Bellezza (13) 54 ......... P Turner (a1) 10 436x7 Bouvier d (9) 54 .............................. M Wenn 11 53851 Capo d (5) 54 ..............................T Thornton 12 846x2 Jokraar d (3) 54...............................R Myers 13 54233 Mr Kanton tm (8) 54 ............... A Forbes (a1) 14 35209 Le Bon Fin dm (11) 54 ............... M Dee (a3) 15 71850 Alfonze m (7) 54 .............................. S Spratt 6 2.55pm SAPPHIRE PROPERTIES MAIDEN 1400 $12,500, MDN, 1400m 1 264x3 Bagsagold (3) 58.5......................T Thornton 2 9294x Racquetor (7) 58.5 .......................... C Grylls 3 4 Benghaazi Burner (4) 58.5 4 0646 Vanilla Lad (8) 58.5 .......................M McNab 5 68 Conspiracy (11) 58.5.......................S Collett 6 7x00 Hearts’n’spades h (5) 58.5 ..............J Riddell 7 x942x After Midnight (10) 56.5 ................ R Norvall 8 33x4 Villars b (6) 56.5 ........................ J McDonald 9 4555x Sheez All Heart (2) 56.5 .................R Myers 10 2 Up The Ante b (1) 56.............. A Forbes (a1)

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3 Increditable Hulk (12) 56 ........... M D Plessis 32 Lady Cumquat (9) 54 .........................M Hills 7 3.30pm JAMES & ANNIE SARTEN MEMORIAL STAKES 3YO (G3) $70,000, 3YO SW, 1400m 1 11x31 Cosmic Cube t (9) 56.5 .................O Bosson 2 17x25 Gobi Ranger (12) 56.5 ....................J Riddell 3 1 Allez Eagle t (10) 56.5.......................L Innes 4 1 Farm Boy (3) 56.5 ......................K Leung (a) 5 22x11 Bounding (11) 54.5 ................... M D Plessis 6 22x24 Fantastic Honour (6) 54.5 7 34388 Girl Of My Dreams (8) 54.5 .............R Myers 8 2141. Vitesse Rose tm (2) 54.5 ................ S Spratt 9 11 Spellbinder d (4) 54.5.................M Cameron 10 516x2 A’Larose t (7) 54.5 .................... A Collett (a) 11 4x653 Miss Mossman d (1) 54.5................ C Grylls 12 3x41 Miss Foxwood d (5) 54.5 ........... J McDonald 8 4.05pm CAMBRIDGE TRAINING COMPLEX RATING 65 1200 $12,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1200m 1 1x3x Beauty Show (11) 59 ...................... C Grylls 2 x0x41 Elysium dm (12) 56.5 ................ J McDonald 3 2192x Stitchentyne d (4) 56.5 ......................L Innes 4 8x103 Annieitiz dm (7) 56 ..........................R Myers 5 D35x1 Hot In Pink (5) 56........... M D Plessis 6 x15x3 Kashmir d (6) 56 ............................. N Harris 7 27154 Alice Webb Ellis d (1) 55.5 ..... K Chiong (a3) 8 5199x Angel’s Share (2) 55.5 ............... M Dee (a3) 9 40x69 Lady Chapel d (3) 55.5 ......................M Hills 10 13064 Sandy’s Star (9) 55.5 .................V Gatu (a3) 11 196x Volksbelle b (10) 54.5.......... R Hutchings (a) 12 1259x Aaja Nachle (8) 54 ................. A Forbes (a1) 9 4.40pm THE READY TO RUN SALE RATING 65 1600 $12,500, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1600m 1 44334 Denmark (10) 59 ............................. S Spratt 2 54x51 Costume d (9) 58.5 ................... M D Plessis 3 136x8 Mr Rimfire d (6) 57.5 ....................... D Nolan 4 78641 Stella dm (13) 57......................K Leung (a3) 5 52x71 Domineer (4) 56.5 ......................M Coleman 6 609x0 Sworntoperfection d (3) 56.5.........M McNab 7 6137x Torque It (2) 56.5....................... A Collett (a)

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7221x Saki House (12) 56 .........................R Myers 906x4 Typhoon d (5) 56 .........................T Thornton x3351 Puccini (14) 55.5 ...............................L Innes 2x166 Tokomutu Judge m (7) 55 ..........M Sweeney x1048 Lady Sayyida 55........................... Scratched 44571 Big Voices (8) 54 ........................M Cameron 63865 Shebang (1) 54 ............................... M Wenn 499x8 True Light m (11) 54 ............ R Hutchings (a) 10 5.15pm BNZ PARTNERS RATING 75 1600 $15,000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1600m 1 19x65 Kelly O’Reilly d (16) 59.............K Leung (a3) 2 162x0 Beauty Perception (13) 58 ..............R Myers 3 42318 Freedom t (7) 57 ...................... K Joyce (a4) 4 51120 Lion Red tdmb (1) 57 ....................O Bosson 5 038x1 Klitschko (20) 56.5 .......................... N Harris 6 x4431 Marmi (12) 56................................M McNab 7 112x0 Sovereign Rose (2) 56 ...............M Cameron 8 84331 Oui td (3) 55.5 .............................T Thornton 9 22211 Valley Queen 55.5 ........................ Scratched 10 862x5 Augusta National d (4) 55 ..................M Hills 11 16x52 Etoile Filante 55 ........................... Scratched 12 18x36 Mistaar tdm (5) 55 ........................... S Spratt 13 91x01 Posy m (8) 55 ....................................L Innes 14 2122 Burnt Orange b (10) 54.5 .......... M D Plessis 15 53251 Clara Jane td (15) 54.5 ....... R Hutchings (a) 16 813x7 Rose Of Virginia d (6) 54............M Coleman 17 714x0 Sam Mesi td (9) 56..........................S Collett 18 01446 Joking m (18) 56 19 55x60 Payday d (11) 56 20 10189 Honeymoon dm (14) 54 21 129x8 Volcano td (17) 55.5 22 133x6 Mr Toogood (19) 55.5 Emergencies: Sam Mesi, Joking, Payday, Honeymoon, Volcano, Mr Toogood Blinkers on: Hydrogen (R5), Fantastic Honour (R7), Volksbelle (R8). Blinkers off: Gobi Ranger (R7), Angel’s Share (R8), Burnt Orange, Joking (R10). Winkers on: Fraajilistic (R1), Up The Ante, Increditable Hulk (R6), Burnt Orange, Joking (R10)

Palmerston North dogs Today at Manawatu raceway

Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Race- 1 52416 Zamaddis Lass 22.42................... T Downey 7 67745 Black Hennessy 26.59 F & .............Turnwald 2 28122 Botany Jessie nwtd ...................J McInerney way Meeting Date: 28 Oct 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 2 26774 Blue Rush nwtd L & ........................... Morris 8 26223 Home Brewer nwtd........................A Speight 3 44323 Kinetic Rio nwtd K & .........................Phillips Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 3 41682 George nwtd .............................. B Johnston 9 x4787 Draco Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 4 71674 My Little Oah nwtd ....................J McInerney 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 4 42351 Ten Eleven 22.20 ............................... N Udy 10 37737 Sand Buster nwtd..................... S Gommans 5 65265 Jackson Town nwtd ............................ N Udy 10, 11 and 12 5 45686 Yaldhurst Edward nwtd..............J McInerney 6 1.37pm MARTON DASH C2 C2, 375m 6 72413 Lockett In Eddie 21.79 .....................L Ahern 6 87515 Botany Dave nwtd .....................J McInerney 1 51174 Stiff Drink 22.01 F & .......................Turnwald 7 41861 Bulet Tooth Tony 21.65 .....................R Waite 1 12.07pm (NZT) AWAPUNI STAKES C0 C0, 457m 7 55682 Mac Tan 22.04 B & ........................G Atwood 1 771 Bit Coin nwtd ............................A Duganzich 2 54346 Tenkay Down 21.85...................J McInerney 8 27433 Thrilling Cairo 21.68 .......................... D Little 13 Charming Chuck 22.39 ....................L Ahern 3 58642 Raveon 21.92 ................................M Gowan 9 66676 Tawny Port 21.73 F & .....................Turnwald 2 5234 Bigtime Chip nwtd ............................L Ahern 8 3 7 Prancing Bee nwtd ...........................L Ahern 9 57651 Chelsea’s Beauty 21.75 ............... T Downey 4 56431 Fire Boy Baxter 21.55 ...............J McInerney 10 37834 Another Becky nwtd ..................J McInerney 4 28748 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd ............E Duganzich 10 24672 Another Drink nwtd ...................J McInerney 5 56286 Another Course nwtd ................J McInerney 9 2.29pm CLOVERLEA DASH C4 C4, 375m 5 1 Thrilling Georga nwtd ...................... K Walsh 4 1.02pm MANAWATU RACEWAY C1 C1, 375m 6 12513 Cool Heir 21.80 .................................. N Udy 1 32743 George Baxter 21.91.................J McInerney 2 77223 Darlyne Ottey 21.34 .........................L Ahern 6 55677 Homebush Marlow nwtd ...........J McInerney 1 35544 Under Milkwood 21.87 .....................L Ahern 7 78881 Time Fraud 21.89 2 14337 Cawbourne Anna 22.24 ............J McInerney 7 756x7 Seconds Good nwtd.................A Duganzich 8 27228 Double Tapp 22.03 ........................M Gowan 3 77137 Matti Oah nwtd ..........................J McInerney 8 6x2 No More Laughter nwtd F & ...........Turnwald 3 43362 Kotumba 22.03 L & ............................ Morris 9 35587 Speedy Feet nwtd ..................... K B Benson 4 88575 Bob’s Your Uncle 21.68 ..................... R Hunt 9 65785 Just Like Prince nwtd ......................S Maher 4 27343 Thrilling Halo 21.80 .......................M Gowan 10 28582 It’s A Doll 22.05 ...........................A Turnwald 5 36116 Ya Laughin’ 21.95 ..........................B Mitchell 6 23565 Fastback King 21.85 ........................ A Clark 10 66767 Tai Baxter nwtd .........................J McInerney 5 8512 Ruapehu 22.19 G & ........................ J Clarke 7 1.54pm ASHURST STAKES C1 C1, 457m 6 75545 Dogged Dan nwtd ............................. R Hunt 1 37443 Upahut Cindy 26.47 ....................B Hodgson 7 37124 Run Junior Run 21.69 .................A Turnwald 2 12.27pm WOODVILLE SPRINT C0 C0, 375m 1 64345 Ngauruhoe nwtd G & ...................... J Clarke 7 35463 Jumpin Sally nwtd .....................J McInerney 2 33834 Mr. Darci nwtd A & .............................. J.Hall 8 52415 Thrilling Might 22.03 G & ................ J Clarke 2 1 Thrilling Carter nwtd........................ K Walsh 8 34611 Rebel Joe 22.41 .............................. C Brider 3 61236 Some Genes nwtd ....................J McInerney 9 28627 Moody Man 21.73 .............................D Edlin 3 F5 Tongariro nwtd G & ......................... J Clarke 9 57651 Chelsea’s Beauty 21.75 ............... T Downey 4 x7217 Offensive nwtd F & .........................Turnwald 10 66245 Flying Blake 21.96 .............................. L Bell 4 4 Missy Sloy nwtd ...............................L Ahern 10 56457 Actual Lily nwtd ................................L Ahern 5 85711 Mighty Baxter 26.94 ..................J McInerney 10 2.47pm SHANNON STAKES C5 C5, 375m 5 1 She’s Top Notch nwtd.......................L Ahern 5 1.19pm PETER SINCLAIR PHOTO FINISH C1, 457m 6 25248 Pandemonium Paws nwtd K & ..........Phillips 1 35145 Daddy Lowe 21.17 ...........................L Ahern 6 75623 Groovy Leo nwtd .......................J McInerney 1 P5123 All About Amy nwtd A & ...................... J.Hall 7 21425 Bigtime Dasher nwtd ........................L Ahern 2 11484 Talk It Over 21.55 ................................ L Bell 7 3x2 Dirty Minds nwtd F &......................Turnwald 2 21677 My Lil Lucifer nwtd K &......................Phillips 8 25312 Thrilling Judge nwtd ........................ K Walsh 3 54737 Decado 0.00........................................ L Bell 8 74245 Big Sharkie nwtd .......................J McInerney 3 68355 Opawa Leanne nwtd ........................ A Clark 9 x4787 Draco Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 4 44326 Sir Richie 21.57................................L Ahern 9 26438 Cuts Deep nwtd ...........................P Blanche 4 34163 Adda Boy Zeke nwtd B & ..............G Atwood 10 77844 Tepirita Tuiteka nwtd......................B Mitchell 5 43161 Fierce Star 21.24 F & .....................Turnwald 6 21811 Individual Lily 21.75 .........................L Ahern 10 78757 Fantastic Anna nwtd.....................P Blanche 5 63142 Sydenham Opal nwtd G & .............. J Clarke 8 2.12pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C3 C3, 375m 6 52655 Homebush Lestat nwtd .............J McInerney 1 54842 All The Rage 21.91 ............................ N Udy 7 23743 Cosmic Fury 21.65 ...........................L Ahern 3 12.44pm J P PRINT PETONE C1 C1, 375m

8 13123 Red Moova Hoova 21.50 G & ............Denby 9 27218 Slangevar 21.66 ................................ D Little 10 66247 Attire 21.52......................................... N Udy 11 3.05pm MANAWATU CUP FINAL C5 C5f, 457m 1 52647 Thrilling Havoc nwtd .........................G Quirk 2 21181 Rene Ranger 25.91..........................L Ahern 3 44245 Barry’s Way nwtd .............................R Waite 4 71311 Thrilling Butcha nwtd....................... K Walsh 5 18263 Bigtime Jet 26.24 .............................L Ahern 6 76333 Superior Izmir 26.13 F & ................Turnwald 7 21614 Mammy Brown 26.15 .......................L Ahern 8 28757 Graduation 26.33 .............................L Ahern Emergencies: 9 x2767 Visionary Man 25.98 ............... L MacDonald 10 14122 Thrilling Zoom 25.89 ....................... K Walsh 12 3.22pm FOXTON STAKES C2/3 C2/3, 457m 1 75462 Nonu Nonu Boom 26.29 ..................L Ahern 2 84216 Noaki Hurricane 26.53 K & ...............Phillips 3 68377 Cawbourne Bree nwtd ..............J McInerney 4 67575 Hello Ello 26.12 .......................... B Johnston 5 37828 Lady Anabella 26.57 F &................Turnwald 6 64428 Deceiver 26.24 ................................M Olden 7 21322 Check The Mail nwtd........................L Ahern 8 14473 Bigtime Tip 26.79 .............................L Ahern 9 65734 What’s Up Gee nwtd ........................L Ahern 10 77368 Belldeen 26.61 .........................A Duganzich LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track


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■ FLYING STAKES

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Flying Stakes day attracts top fields By Sue NewmaN

Part owner Ineka Lee with her pride and joy, pacer Jimmy Johnstone which will line up with the country’s best in the Trust Ashburton Flying Stakes at Ashburton today. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 241013-tM-033

Jimmy takes on country’s best By Sue NewmaN

sue.n@theguardian.co.nz

Jimmy Johnstone was the horse that no one wanted; but he could become the most wanted horse in the country. Ken McRae was struggling to fine anyone who wanted to breed from his mare Sammi Franco, but a service from sire P-Forty Seven won in a raffle saved the day, and Jimmy Johnstone was the result. He had a less than promising start in life, and things didn’t look as though they’d get much better when he arrived in John Hay’s Elgin stable as a weanling. Hay certainly didn’t rate the gangly youngster. “He was a snotty nosed weanling, and quite frankly you wouldn’t have given tuppence for him,” he said. Hay was happy to let him grow and mature and was rewarded when he came back in as a three-year-old, mature in attitude and ready to work. He qualified at Ashburton as

a three-year-old, with a mile time of 2:05.3 and went on to notch up two wins from two starts that racing year. As a four-year-old Jimmy Johnstone started to come into his own – from 13 starts he was only out of the money twice and he added six more wins to his tally. The potential of the horse which could so easily have been dismissed as a no-hoper, was beginning to show. This season he’s only lined up twice, with a win in the Methven Cup ahead of a top quality field. And that win has upped Hay’s chances of securing a berth for his number one horse in the New Zealand Trotting Cup field next month. For Hay, however, the cup is not the ultimate goal. If he makes the field, he won’t be starting Jimmy unless he’s confident he can foot it with the country’s best. He’ll have his sternest test yet today in the $60,000 The Trust

Ashburton Flying Stakes. The field reads like a cup day practice run, with the rest of the field all ahead of him in current cup rankings. It includes six out of the top seven cup contenders. Jimmy Johnstone, which will have Hay in the sulky, has drawn seven, with Ricky May and NZ Cup holder Terror to Love at six. How he fares on the day depends on how well he gets away, and the pace of the splits. “I’ll be happy for him just to go a good race. “If it’s a slow race and they put the speed on in the last half he won’t do it, but if it’s a fast race all the way he’ll be in his element.” Hay is rapt with the five-yearold’s race day record – nine wins from 17 starts, “He’s up to it, but I reckon he’s still a year away from the cup. “I certainly won’t be starting him just to make up the numbers,” he said.

Jimmy has come back this year carrying more condition than Hay likes, and while he’s muscled up he says the horse is still 20kg heavier than he should be. He might be up against the country’s best in today’s feature race, but Hay’s sure Jimmy will take the high class company in his stride. At Methven he burned off several top cup contenders. Manners are never usually a problem for Jimmy Johnstone. He’s calm before the event, generally behaves impeccably during the race but then everything falls apart, Hay said. “He’s like a mad galloper after the race, in the birdcage. “He hates having his photo taken.” And it will be a big day for Ashburton’s Ineka Lee, who is part owner of Jimmy Johnstone. She’s watched her prodigy grow and has been happy to give him the time he needed to mature into a top class pacer.

The clash of this season’s top pacers in the feature race today should guarantee crowds will flock to Ashburton Racecourse, says Ashburton Trotting Club president Chris Morrison. For Ashburton, the Labour Day race meeting was always the big one on its calendar because it attracted a large line up of New Zealand Cup calibre horses, Morrison said. “It’s looking pretty good this year with the clash between Christen Me and Terror to Love in the Flying Stakes, but there are plenty of other good horses in that field too,” he said. For many horses that would line up on cup day at Addington, Ashburton was their last serious outing before the big day, although some would go on to race in the Kaikoura Cup on November 4, which would be the last chance for contenders to lift their cup rankings. “It’s a pretty high class meeting on Monday and it’s our biggest in a non-Harness Jewels year in terms of stakes and as a big crowd puller,” Morrison said. Having the country’s top horses entered could also have a downside, however, he said, with a mile race for mares cancelled after several withdrawals when they saw top four-yearold Adore Me was in the field. The mare has 11 wins from 12 starts and will still start at Ashburton, but now in race nine over 2400m. While the focus for punters will be on track, the Labour Day race meeting was also about families, Morrison said, with on-course entertainment aimed at youngsters and plenty of room for picnics in the car park. There is no admission charge to the racecourse and the first race is at 12.17pm, with the feature race the Trust Ashburton Flying Mile to run at 3.42pm.

Dexter Dunn drives Christen Me in the Flying Stakes today


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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

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1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Seafield Road.

10.00am METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition,

1.00pm - 4.00pm ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald.

GOODWILL SHOP. Sell pre loved clothing. Methodist Church, Cnr Archibald and Jane Street, Tinwald.

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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.

10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Maintenance class and exercises. M.S.A, Social hall, Havelock Street. 11.00am - 3.00pm TE HUB.

6.00pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in the hall. 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 7.30pm CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE. Euchre in the Parish Centre, Cnr Burnett and Winter Streets.

Speaker Margaret Rickard, decorative cute crystal. Sports Pavillion, Walnut Avenue. 7.30pm ASHBURTON BIRD CLUB. Monthly meeting. Rovers Den, Mania-ORoto Scout Park, Chalmers Avenue.

7.30pm ASHBURTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. 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.

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.


Puzzles Monday, October 28, 2013

www.guardianonline.co.nz CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Sort of map of siegeraising perhaps (6) 8. A corner to mix in without starting (5) 9. Poor writer with a saying that’s a cutting implement (7) 11. Dealt with the crocks, being finished in America (6,2) 12. Condition of a country (5) 15. Image found in keeping company inside (4) 16. Out of water, there’s nothing to drink on board (3) 17. Not doing anything but tick over (4) 19. Thousand involved in dismissal, which is a bit of a blow (5) 21. A puzzling person, Mr, to get involved with police (8) 24. Putting in and cutting off (7) 25. Dance had by one on a spree (5) 26. Throughout the time of the French band (6)

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SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across 1. Water cannon 6. Ugh 8. Slept 10. Contender 11. Moon 12. Cheer 13. Bestiary 16. Sorting 17. Cays 18. Zeus 19. Bottega 21. Untoward 23. Curia 26. Fire 27. Arresting 28. Enact 29. Och 30. Soup-kitchen Down 1. Wisecracks 2. The Merry Monarch 3. Retorts 4. Noose 5. Needing 6. Under one’s breath 7. Hare 9. Poe 13. Biretta 14. Stipend 15. Dishearten 19. Browses 20. Ancient 22. Run-up 24. Urn 25. Halo

DOWN 2. Underlined (10) 3. Compensated (4) 4. Help (6) 5. Neaten (4,2) 6. Spears (8) 7. Sight (4) 11. Ingrained (4-6) 13. Improves (8) 16. Jailer (6) 17. Fugitive (6) 18. Likelihood (4) 20. Candid and honest (4)

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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) There is a chance today to find a balance between work and play and to tap back into romantic and creative passions Mars left you. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) The Moon’s visit to your romantic and creative sector is a chance to take care of any housekeeping, looking to the short and the long term. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) When you get too many steps ahead and try and second guess what is out of your control you’ll lose your edge, creating challenges where there are none. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) The Moon’s first visit to your income sector since Mars left gives you a nose for money and a chance to pick up on anything still on your radar. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Some of your best ideas and inspirations are likely to come in the shower, stuck in traffic or moments when your mind is drifting. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) If you can bring an intuitive and intellectual approach together you’ll gain some real perspective, able to see things from all angles. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) There are times when giving is better than receiving, with a chance today to pick up on the plight of others and practice some random acts of kindness. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Pay attention to strong emotional and intuitive responses to professional matters, especially as this is your chance to tie up loose ends. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Give yourself permission to stay in the moment, indulging in some fanciful daydreaming, embracing a case of Mondayitis you’re experiencing today. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) As the Moon makes his first visit to your financial sector since Mars left this is a chance to tap back into his financial passions and fighting spirit. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) Instead of being alarmed by buttons being pushed on the relationship front today, embrace this as a chance to get to the bottom of things. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Until now it’s been about gaining traction on the work front but it’s time to start looking at the big picture and the long term.

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Television Monday, October 28, 2013

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6am 60 Minute Makeover 3 7am Sextuplets – The Little Lambs 8am Four Weddings Australia 3 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am Coach Trip PGR 3 0 11:30 Infomercials Noon Behind The Scenes – Wicked 12:30 Emmerdale Charity is awkward; Debbie is irritated; Priya tells Pollard about her and David’s shoot. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me 2pm May The Best House Win 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Bon Jovi. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat Hosted by Eddie McGuire. 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 N Piha Rescue PGR 0 8pm N Crash Investigation Unit PGR 0 8:30 Person of Interest AO 0 9:30 Castle AO When Beckett’s life is in danger, the team searches for a way to save her while Castle keeps her distracted. 0 10:25 One News Tonight 0 10:55 Football – English Premier League (Highlights)

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 6:35 Tiki Tour 0 7am Stitch! 3 0 7:25 The Penguins Of Madagascar 3 0 7:50 Slugterra 0 8:15 Franklin 30 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 Neverland PGR (Mini-series) 0 1:40 Two And A Half Men PGR 3 0 2:10 Bethenny 3:05 Melissa And Joey 3 0 3:35 Angry Birds Toons 3 0 3:40 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 4:05 Lab Rats 4:59 Horace In Slow Motion 3 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 Josh dodges a bullet; Harry joins the cheats; Rachel shoots exactly the wrong target. 0 7:30 The Middle Axl and his friends take the romance out of Valentine’s Day; Mike accidentally sends a romantic text to a quarry co-worker. 0 8pm Suburgatory PGR 0 8:30 Grey’s Anatomy AO 0 10:30 Private Practice AO 0

12:05 The Investigator AO 3 0 1:05 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:30 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0

11:30 Orange Is The New Black AO 12:45 Brothers And Sisters PGR 30 1:40 Infomercials 2:40 Army Wives PGR 3 0 3:30 Ultimate Dream Home 3 4:15 Anderson Live PGR 5am Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 N2K PGR 7am Early Edition 8am Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 8:30 Grand Tours Of Scotland 9am Holiday Home Sweet Home 10am Ainsley’s Barbeque Bible 10:30 Cheese Slices 11am Saturday Cookbook Noon Travel Wild 12:30 Britain’s Lost Routes With Griff Rhys Jones 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 3:30 Food Factory 4pm Trish’s Mediterranean Kitchen 4:30 Nigel Slater’s Dish Of The Day 5pm Secret Removers 6pm Wildlife Warriors 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm Oddities The weird world of strange and extraordinary science artifacts. 7:30 The Last Explorers 8:30 The Frankincense Trail 9:30 Long Way Round PGR 10:30 Stupid Stupid Man AO 11pm Oddities 11:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British

TUESDAY

12:30 Benny Hinn 1am Bath Crashers 1:30 Wildlife Warriors 2am Trish’s Mediterranean Kitchen 2:30 Nigel Slater’s Dish Of The Day 3am Long Way Round PGR 4am The Last Explorers 5am Secret Removers

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6am Knight Rider 3 7am Campbell Live 3 7:30 3rd Degree 8:30 Infomercials 3 10:30 The Shopping Channel 3 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon Last Man Standing 3 0 12:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 30 1pm Dr Phil PGR 2pm The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 3pm Rachael Ray 3:55 N The Queen Latifah Show Queen Latifah chats with John Travolta and Alicia Keys. 4:55 Entertainment Tonight 5:25 Celebrity Masterchef Four new celebrity contestants join the competition and face the Mystery Box test. 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 The Block NZ PGR 0 8:40 M X Men – The Last Stand PGR 3 2006 Fantasy Adventure. An apparent cure for mutancy offers mutants a choice between retaining their uniqueness, or giving up their powers to fit in. Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry. 0 10:55 Nightline 11:35 Sons Of Anarchy AO 3 Gang members return from Ireland and immediately set out to find Tara. 0 12:35 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 3 5:30 City Impact Church 3

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 Beyblade – Metal Fury 3 7:55 The Winx Club 3 8:20 Chuggington 3 8:30 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion 3 8:40 Ready, Steady, Wiggles 8:50 Bob The Builder 3 9:05 Thomas And Friends 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Wonder Pets 3 9:50 Humf 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV Featuring – Go, Diego, Go! and Monsuno. 4:30 Four Live 6pm Sabrina – The Teenage Witch 3 0 6:30 Everybody Hates Chris 3 0 7pm The Simpsons PGR 3 0 7:30 How I Met Your Mother PGR 3 8pm New Girl PGR 3 8:30 N Community PGR The study group wonders if Pierce will join them as they convene at the start of a new semester. 9pm Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 PGR 3 9:25 Raising Hope PGR 3 9:55 Parks and Recreation PGR 10:25 The Ringer PGR 11:20 Excused AO Dating show in which singles looking for love try to win dates before being eliminated from contention. 11:45 Infomercials

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7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 F Great Barrier Reef 8:35 Downton Abbey PGR Emerging from her grief, Mary starts to take an interest in the running of the estate, but is met with resistance from Robert. 9:40 N Superstorm USA – Caught On Camera PGR 10:55 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

11:25 Rugby League – World Cup (Highlights) New Zealand v Samoa. From Halliwell Jones Stadium in England. 1am Home Shopping 1:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 2am Home Shopping

THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Pawn Stars PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 My Name Is Earl M 8:30 My Name Is Earl M 8:55 The Pretender PG 9:45 The Pretender PG 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 Smackdown MC 1:05 Modern Family PGL 1:30 NYPD Blue MVLS 2:20 My Name Is Earl M 2:45 My Name Is Earl M 3:10 The Pretender PG 4pm Pawn Stars PG 4:30 The Simpsons PG 5pm Law And Order MV 6pm America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Pawn Stars PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 CSI – New York MV 9:30 Hemlock Grove 18VLSC 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV

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12:30 The Pretender PG 1:20 My Name Is Earl M 1:45 My Name Is Earl M 2:10 NYPD Blue MVLS 3am CSI – New York MV 3:50 Hemlock Grove 18VLSC 4:45 The Pretender PG 5:35 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG

6am Golf – US PGA Tour CIMB Classic – Round Four. Last two hours of play from Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. 8am Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Premiership Final – Wellington v Canterbury. 10:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) CIMB Classic – Round Four. 11:30 Football – A-League (Highlights) Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets. Noon Football – Arsenal TV (Replay) Crystal Palace v Arsenal. 3pm Netball – International (Replay) Silver Ferns v Malawi Queens – Game Two. 5pm The Netball Zone 5:30 Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) Papua New Guinea v France. From MS3 Craven Park in Hull. 7:30 Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) New Zealand v Samoa. From Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington. 9:30 Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Premiership Final – Wellington v Canterbury.

Midnight Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) CIMB Classic – Round Four. 1am Golf – European PGA Tour (Highlights) BMW Masters – Round Four. 2am Rugby League – World Cup (Replay) Papua New Guinea v France. 4am Rugby League – World Cup (Replay)

SKY SPORT 2 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Joe’s World On A Plate (Starting Today) 3 8pm Project Matauranga 8:30 Native Affairs 9:30 The Nutters Club AO 10pm Tatai Hono 3 10:30 The New Migration 3 2 11pm Te Kaea 3 2 11:30 Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Sons Of Guns M Under Siege. 7:30 Man v Wild PG Patagonia. 8:30 River Monsters – The Deadliest PG 9:30 Deadliest Catch PG 10:30 Off The Hook – Extreme Catches PG 11am Off The Hook – Extreme Catches PG 11:30 Legends Of The Deep PG 12:30 I (Almost) Got Away With It M 1:30 Cold Blood M 2:30 Forbidden M 3:30 Sons Of Guns M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG 5:30 Mythbusters PG 6:30 Warlocks Rising PG 7:30 Auction Kings PG 8pm Auction Hunters PG 8:30 Mythbusters PG 9:30 You Have Been Warned PG 10:30 Dates From Hell M 11pm Dates From Hell M 11:30 A Haunting M

TUESDAY

12:30 Sons Of Guns M 1:30 Auction Kings PG 2am Auction Hunters PG 2:30 Mythbusters PG 3:30 Dirty Jobs PG 4:30 Colony PG 5:30 Time Warp PG

Castle

9:30pm on TV One

SKY MOVIES 7:40 The Avengers MV 2012 Action. Robert Downey jr, Chris Evans. 10am Final Destination 5 16V 2011 Horror. Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell. 11:30 In Time MVL 2011 Sci-fi. Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried. 1:20 The Three Stooges PGV 2012 Comedy. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso. 2:55 Katy Perry – Part Of Me PGL 2012 Documentary. 4:30 Crazy Stupid Love MLS 2011 Comedy. Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling. 6:30 Won’t Back Down PGLS 2012 Drama. Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal. 8:30 The Man With The Iron Fists 16VLS 2012 Action. Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu. 10:10 The Pact 16VL 2012 Horror. Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien. 11:40 50/50 16LS 2011 Comedy Drama. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen.

TUESDAY

1:20 The Man With The Iron Fists 16VLS 2012 Action. Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu. 2:55 The Pact 16VL 2012 Horror. Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien. 4:25 The Three Stooges PGV 2012 Comedy. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso.

X Men – The Last Stand 8:40pm on TV3

MOVIES GREATS 6:25 Little Miss Sunshine ML 2006 Comedy. Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Steve Carrell. 8:05 The Wedding Singer ML 1998 Comedy. Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert. 9:45 Shanghai Knights MV 2003 Action. Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson. 11:35 Pirates Of The Caribbean – At World’s End MV 2007 Action. Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom. 2:20 The Blues Brothers MVL 1980 Comedy. John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles. 4:35 The Notebook PGC 2004 Drama. James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Ryan Gosling. 6:40 Life MVL 1999 Comedy. Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Nicole Carson. 8:30 Insomnia MVL 2002 Crime. Al Pacino, Hilary Swank. 10:30 Bruno 16LS 2009 Comedy. 11:55 Remember Me MVLS 2010 Drama.

TUESDAY

1:45 The Blues Brothers AO 1980 Comedy. 3:55 Bruno 16LS 2009 Comedy. 5:15 The Notebook PGC 2004 Drama.

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6am Home Shopping 6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 2:05 Great Outdoors 3 3pm Recruits PGR 3 At Police College, the students begin final assessments; Alix faces her fears on the firing range; Nina’s professional suitability is called into question. 3:30 Nigella Bites 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.

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Can touch this . . . Mid Canterbury captain Jon Dampney leads his team onto the field for the Meads Cup final against North Otago, past the Cup that 80 minutes later he would lift after a 26-20 victory at the Ashburton Showgrounds. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON

All Blacks in sight of perfection BY GREGOR PAUL The All Blacks, should they win their next four tests, will become the first side in the professional age to post a perfect return in a calendar year. On what they have produced so far in 2013, it isn’t much of a stretch to see them doing it. But this time last year they looked

just as capable of achieving the similarly impressive feat of going through undefeated. Their draw with Australia in the third Bledisloe Cup test felt like an aberration and it seemed they would romp through Europe with barely a scratch. That was until they encountered a thunderously good performance by England who blitzed the breakdown, swamped the All Black ball carriers, read the play and spent 80 minutes at

least one, if not two, steps ahead. It was a sobering experience for the All Blacks. They learned they were not the side they thought they were. They learned that in the final third of the season, they had been stagnating. They had failed to develop and evolve their game - and others were able to catch up. It was, almost, back to the drawing board and the conclusion was reached that the All

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Blacks were mainly a singlethreat team. Much of their attacking game was dependent on their running ability: their angles, pace, power, deviation and variation. They had athletes across the team who could find space with ball in hand. There was Daniel Carter, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg, Kieran Read, Liam Messam and Richie McCaw. That made the All Blacks dangerous: tough to beat. But

they certainly weren’t unbeatable, as England proved. Shut down the supply of quick ball as England did and the All Blacks didn’t appear to have much else in the locker. The All Blacks have several goals on their trip to Japan and Europe - which if they achieve, will go a long way towards helping them knock off the unbeaten calendar year. - NZHSUN

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