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The Tinwald pedestrian crossing where a man was fatally struck on his mobility scooter is likely to undergo major changes to prevent further tragedies. Tinwald man Frank Tully, 89, was killed on the State Highway 1 pedestrian crossing on Tinwald’s main street on June 24 after he and his mobility scooter were dragged underneath a southbound van for 15 metres. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) launched an investigation, looking at how it could improve pedestrian safety in the area but traffic and safety manager Tony Spotwart said surveys conducted at the crossing were deemed inconclusive because pedestrian numbers were too low, with only 14 people recorded using the crossing during peak traffic times. “Now that the review is complete, the NZTA will work with the Ashburton District Council to determine what is the best long-term solution to improve pedestrian safety along this section of State Highway 1,” Mr

Spowart said. A longterm solutions “could include upgrading or relocating the existing pedestrian crossing”. Current NZTA standards for a pedestrian crossing state at the busiest time there should be at least 50 pedestrian movements in one hour, well below the recorded Tinwald crossing rate, suggesting it could be removed. Residents and a school principal in the area have long called for improvements, which may include yellow lines to improve visibility, pedestrian traffic lights and an awareness campaign. The pedestrian crossing had a chequered history before Mr Tully’s death. From 2003 to 2012, police recorded two crashes involving pedestrians on State Highway 1 in Tinwald with one person, not using the crossing, struck and another, using a crossing, hit during a noseto-tail crash when the following driver did not notice the first vehicle slowing for the pedestrian. The NZTA also received a complaint about the crossing a week prior to Mr Tully’s death.

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Abandoned gold bars

Attention all passengers: could the person who left a stash of gold bars and a pile of banknotes in the luggage deposit at Cologne’s main railway station kindly contact German police? That was the appeal that police in the western German city issued for information to track down the owner of the several kilos (pounds) of gold and a six-figure sum of euros in cash. The stash was found in April in a luggage locker at the station, a major European transport hub. Police said they’re going public after being unable to link the haul to any crime and hearing nothing from any legitimate owner. Whoever the owner is shouldn’t leave it too much longer. Police say that if nobody comes forward, the stash will be sold.



Pitch invasion A pitch invasion, a lone male streaker and an aggressive Southland supporter did not mar the rugby match against Otago at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday, the stadium operators say. Dunedin Venues Management Ltd operations manager Coryn Huddy said between 50 and 100 Southland supporters invaded the pitch after Southland won. “They were pretty happy about the win and wanted to venture out and congratulate the players,” Mr Huddy said. The “stadium protocol” did not allow the public to walk on the grass.

Coins to mark Royal christening The christening of Prince William and Kate’s firstborn, Prince George, will be marked with a set of commemorative coins. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby son will be christened at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace on October 23, just over three months after his birth. It is the chapel where the coffin of William’s late mother, Princess Diana, was put for her family to pay last respects in private before her funeral in 1997. The production of the commemorative coins, approved by William, his wife Kate and Queen Elizabeth II, will be the first time that new coins are produced to mark a royal christening in Britain.


Miss World crowned

Former England star Paul Gascoigne reportedly claims hackers stole up to STG50,000 ($A86,170) from his bank account. The 46-year-old, was has struggled with alcoholism for years, said the thieves took money from him 23 times in the space of just two days. In an interview with Saturday’s edition of The Sun tabloid, the former Tottenham and Lazio midfielder said he had been “bled dry”. However, he appeared confused about quite how much money had been taken, claiming “it was quite a lot of money”, before saying: “It wasn’t that much.”

Miss Philippines has been crowned Miss World 2013 in a glittering finale on the Indonesian resort island of Bali amid tight security following weeks of hardline Muslim protests. Megan Young beat five other finalists, including France and Brazil, to win the coveted title on Saturday, in a contest broadcast to more than 180 countries worldwide. She thanked the judges for choosing her and promised to “be the best Miss World ever”. The 23-year-old pledged to “just be myself in everything I do, to share what I know and to educate people”. The decision to hold the pageant in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country had sparked hardline anger.

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Traders warned about stolen goods By Myles HuMe

Administrators of Ashburton social media sites where locals trade goods are warning their members to be vigilant for thieves and stolen items. It also brings warnings that illegal sales could see legitimate buyers lose out, or even caught up in legal disputes. Facebook pages where Mid Cantabrians buy, sell and exchange items free of charge have seen membership bases swell to 2000 with a series of social media pages revolutionis-

ing the way locals connect and trade. But with that, comes the risk of dealing with scammers and thieves, say Ashburton Facebook page administrators who are working to prevent locals from being duped by people selling on items they have received for free or attempting to trade stolen goods. Melissa Gawn is the administrator of the Pay It Forward/ Swap Ashburton Facebook page, which sees members give away goods out of gratitude. She also oversees the Items For Sale in Ashburton page.

Ms Gawn said dodgy trading was rare but it did happen. Recently, one member received free items on the pay it forward page and sold them for cash on a Facebook page in Timaru. “We also had someone give away a school uniform that actually wasn’t their property, it was the school’s property which they had let the family borrow and they tried to swap it for another item. The person who had received it had to give it back,” she said. Consumer NZ recently warned if a legitimate buyer

was found to have purchased stolen items, the goods could be taken away and they would be left empty-handed. New Zealand law also states anyone receiving stolen property knowing it was stolen or who were reckless in obtaining it could be prosecuted. Dodgy dealings have left Ms Gawn no choice but to impose tougher rules on her pages, beef up surveillance and ask members to check legitimacy around the sale of items. She urged members to avoid taking matters into their own

hands if they were upset by dealings, saying they should contact her and she can deal with the matter by contacting the culprit or police. Ashburton resident Mel Savage is one of three administrators on the Ashvegas – Items For Sale page, which now has more than 2000 members. She said the trading forums were new territory and policing them could be difficult. She relied on a large and vigilant member base and suspicious behaviour, such as cheap quality items, to prevent illegal selling.


Alpine plant enthusiasts become rare species By Myles HuMe

What started out as a small dedicated group of alpine plant enthusiasts in Ashburton has come full circle, except this time the future does not seem so bright. The Ashburton Alpine Garden Club held its biannual Alpine Garden Bonanza at the Sinclair Centre on Saturday, attracting stall holders and punters from across Canterbury. However, it marked a bittersweet moment for the club established in 1970, which will wind down as member numbers dwindle, falling from its 50-strong membership base it enjoyed several years ago. Secretary Ann Cairns said the club started out with a small “dedicated group” of alpine plant enthusiasts which swelled in numbers as alpine gardening became popular. She said members grew their own alpine plants from seeds, but their interest also saw them reach remote parts of Mt Hutt and Arthurs Pass and other alpine areas to observe plants and

collect seeds. “It’s quite a specialised garden style, but at the moment alpine gardens aren’t really fashionable, they are timeconsuming and quite fiddly to look after,” Ms Cairns said. “To keep a club going you need younger people coming in to join and take office, but I think young people are a lot busier nowadays.” Ms Cairns hoped an interest group would form out of the disbandment, as there were members who held a wealth of knowledge and passion. President Edna Burgess said with such a successful show at the weekend that featured some of the region’s most knowledgeable alpine gardening experts, it made it hard to say goodbye to the club. “It was our farewell event, it’s a bit sad really but a lot of our stall holders said they had extremely busy days and there was a great attendance,” she said. Right: Ashburton’s Murray and Betty Clark compare notes over plants at the club’s final show on Saturday.


Hardy athletes battle cold to reach pub By Myles HuMe

Horrid weather and a postponement was not enough to deter the 230 competitors that turned out in trying conditions for the 15th annual Peak to Pub yesterday. Conditions on Mt Hutt forced ski area staff to close the mountain on Saturday, and with that race organisers were left to hold out hope competitors would return for Mid Canterbury’s mar-

quee race from the peak of Mt Hutt to the Blue Pub in Methven. “When you postpone an event you usually expect to lose 20 to 30 per cent of competitors but we didn’t at all,” race organiser Karyn Robertson said. The unique multisport event was made all that much harder for individuals or teams who battled cold, drizzly conditions that was compounded by blasts from local firefighters and a slip

and slide into the finish. Ben Hoetjes was first to try out the exciting finish, winning the race with a time of 1:18, while Sez Peddie was the first woman, reaching the pub in 1:37. Less than a minute separated the top three men. The quickest team was Sneaky Sneakers, who slid over in 1:21. The race has seen alterations made to it over its short lifetime, and yesterday competitors started with a short 100m sprint to

their skis or snowboard on the peak of Mt Hutt before heading to the bottom in a giant slalom style race. They then take on the thrilling 19km decent down the Mt Hutt access road on two wheels to the second transition, where bikes are then exchanged for running shoes for the he 11km run into Methven’s Blue Pub for a well-deserved beverage. Ms Robertson said she was involved since the race’s inception,

and since then it has become a highlight on the Canterbury sporting calendar. “It just seems to get better each year, it’s a pretty cool event with the unique ski aspect which a lot of people like. It has just continued to grow,” she said. “This year we had the slip and slide and that was popular, I heard one girl being interviewed who said that was the favourite part of the race, but people like all aspects of it.”

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Tattoo artist backs use of quality ink By SuSan SandyS

Ashburton tattoo artist Jamie Marsh understands Government concern about a high rate of tattoo inks containing unsafe levels of toxic metals. “I see people who come into my shop, I see some real bad tattoos that have been done,” the 29-year-old said. Those tattoos could have been done using anything from bad inks sold commercially to home-made ink, made from something as simple as burned newspaper mixed with water. “I hate seeing people come in with a real bad tattoo, because some guy thought he would pick up a (tattoo) gun,” Mr Marsh said. Health Minister Tony Ryall this week said he was concerned about a recent EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) survey which found that nine of 18 brands did not comply with EPA guidelines because of the level of heavy metals found in them. And in response to a question from New Zealand First health spokeswoman Barbara Stewart, Mr Ryall said if it was clear the industry was not responding to voluntary guidelines on inks and managing and storing tattoo materials, then further Government regulation could be required. Mr Marsh said he was “leaning on both sides” when it came to introducing more Government regulation to the industry. He could see that making tattoo ink available only to licensed operators could crack down on operators who used bad ink, but making sure every operator was

Ashburton tattoo artist Jamie Marsh says it is important good quality ink is used for tattooing. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 270913-tM-114

licensed could make it hard for some. He believed he would easily qualify for a license, but it would make it more difficult for those just starting in the industry. He understood at least one internet trading site had banned the sale of tattoo inks.

“I only support it (ban) because of the stories I have heard. People were buying inks that could infect other people.” Mr Marsh purchased all his ink from a licensed tattoo parlour, and they are of the worldrenowned and trusted brand Intense Inks from America.

He said when he first began as a tattoo artist he had supported tougher regulations in the industry, but today with a more availability of disposable needles and improvements to equipment there seemed to be higher standards generally. Mr Marsh has recently closed

his J.Inks tattoo studio in The Triangle and plans on moving to Christchurch, planning to get more work and remain in the industry which he loves. “It’s my passion since I was a little kid, I love tattooing, I love seeing my art work on other people,” Mr Marsh said.



Crime tweets gain following

Licences suspended

Counties Manukau police are tweeting from the beat, giving an insight into an average Saturday night on South Auckland streets. The tweets cover minor callouts - “Kids on the roof of a bakery in Pukekohe throwing rocks at passer bys” - to the more serious - “Domestic violence incidents starting to roll in. Unfortunately all too common on a Saturday night. 8 showing on the dispatch screen”. Counties Manukau Senior Sergeant Spencer Matthews said he started tweeting in 2011 after attending a suspicious parcel incident in Mangere, and false information about the incident was spread on Twitter.

Licences to sell legal highs have been suspended for Otago and Taranaki stores after they breached the new psychoactive substances law. The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority has suspended licences in Hawera and Dunedin after applicants in both cases appeared to be using premises that did not comply with the requirements of the new law. The authority is investigating whether the stores’ retail licence should be revoked. As well, a retailer caught out in Stoke agreed to surrender its licence following discussions with the authority. Authority manager Donald Hannah said all applicants for interim retail licences agree to comply with the requirements

“While I was there, we suddenly started getting phone calls and queries from Police National Headquarters saying ‘what’s happening with the people being held hostage? Who have you shot’. “And we’re going ‘we haven’t shot anyone, we’re dealing with luggage left in a carpark’. Police discovered Che Fu was

in the area at the time and had tweeted to his followers the incorrect story that hostages were being held and someone had been shot, Mr Matthews said. “Even though he put out what the real scenario was a few minutes later, people had picked up and retweeted and it had just gone crazy.” In response, Counties Manukau police set up their own Twitter account so they were able to respond in future. Mr Matthews said he later had the idea of live tweeting a night on the beat to “let people know the sort of work that Counties Manukau police do”. The @ManukauPolice twitter account now has 1600 followers. - APNZ

of the Act. “Applicants were specifically advised they cannot sell food and drink at premises, and were asked if they wished to proceed with their application. In both suspensions. “This is a warning to all those with interim retail licences that the requirements of the Act need to be strictly adhered to.” The new law banned sales of synthetic drugs from dairies and anywhere alcohol is sold when it came into force two months ago. It allows sales from specialist shops if makers can prove their products are low risk, but the regulations setting standards may not be ready until next year. The ministry is allowing 107 retailers to continue selling 28 brands of drugs - all apparently variations of synthetic cannabis.

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Driver killed, five injured over weekend One person died and five others were injured in crashes across the country over the weekend. Two men suffered critical injuries after a head-on collision between quad bike and motorcycle on a remote track north of Wellington on Saturday. Rescue helicopters from Wellington and Palmerston North were called to Karapoti in the Akatarawa Forest, north of Upper Hutt, about 12.30pm. Life Flight Rescue Helicopter crewman Colin Larsen said the men were believed to be in their 20s. They were flown by both rescue helicopters to Wellington Hospital’s emergency depart-

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ment and were set to be transferred to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The crash happened at a “slight bend” on the forestry track, Mr Larsen said. Members of the public discovered the crash and alerted emergency services. “The guys who came across the accident did well in getting some out - they had to ride about 20km back out to the Karapoti carpark to get coverage.” After getting a good description of where the crash happened, one of the rescue helicopters was able to land about 150m from the scene.

Meanwhile, on Saturday a car slid 80m before smashing into two cars that had already crashed on a busy Northland highway, leaving one passenger dead and three others injured. The car was travelling south on State Highway 10 at Kerikeri when it hit two cars sprawled across the road outside the Kerikeri Farm Hostel. An 18-year-old German backpacker ran to the scene of the first accident and was distressed to witness the fatal crash, a hostel worker said. One person died at the scene and Northland Rescue Helicopter took two teenage girls with serious injuries to Whangarei

Hospital. A 21-year-old male driver was taken to Bay of Islands Hospital with moderate injuries. Condition updates of those injured in the crashes were not available. In Wellington, traffic was brought to a standstill in the central city on Saturday after a vehicle came off the back of a tow truck and landed on its roof on the road. The crash happened on Jervois Quay about 10.45am, Inspector Marty Parker of central police communications said. A witness said it appeared that a car had come off a tow truck. - APNZ

Quad bike injuries An Ashburton woman in her 20s was flown to Christchurch Hospital yesterday after she rolled a quad bike she was riding at a rural Ashburton property about 9.30am. A St John spokesperson said the woman sustained minor to moderate leg injuries and was flown to Christchurch Hospital via Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The Ashburton Volunteer and Mt Somers fire brigades assisted St John ambulance staff at the Ashburton-Staveley Road property before the woman was taken away.

Scissor attack

Young thrillseekers check out planes

A man was stabbed with scissors in a random attack in the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa yesterday. Builder Adrian Bezuidenhot was stabbed with scissors, hit with a short club and mugged for his wallet, 3 News reported. Manukau police Senior Sergeant Matt Hoyes said an inquiry was underway, however police were waiting to interview Mr Bezuidenhot before they could say exactly what happened. He is currently recovering at Middlemore Hospital.

By GaBrielle Stuart

Planking worries

Children at Leap Ahead Early Childhood Centre in Methven are ready to take to the skies – as soon as they meet height restrictions, that is. During a trip to Pudding Hill Skydiving school last week the children got kitted up in helmets and goggles, had a go at steering a parachute and even learnt the basics of navigating a plane. It was all done without leaving the ground, but head teacher Jacqui Livesey said that the 24 preschoolers had an amazing trip, ending with a chance to watch some real skydiving. “The children got very excited as we watched the parachutes open and float gently down to land on the grass in front of us.” Pudding Hill manager Gary Beyer and his team of skydivers spent the morning showing the preschoolers around the school, and she said that they were welcoming and super friendly.

Police are concerned at the antics of four teenagers who were seen planking on Wellington’s Terrace Tunnel. The stunt could encourage others to perform more dangerous activities that could result in a fatality, Inspector Marty Parker of central police communications said. The young teens were spotted by police just after 2.30pm lying down, or planking, on top of the south entrance to the tunnel and taking photos of each other. The boys were on a concrete shelf looking down over the edge of the tunnel onto cars below, Mr Parker said. They left before a patrol car reached them. Mr Parker said the kids would probably brag about their actions and it could push the boundaries for someone to do something worse. “That leads to other risky [behaviour] - it’s not going to be long before somebody’s either badly injured or fatally injured.”

Children at Leap Ahead Early Childhood Centre in Methven got the chance to learn to fly last week during a visit to the Pudding Hill Skydiving school. Photo suPPlied sdC11642

Morgan’s fat tax gains Greens’ support The Greens would support an investigation into how a “fat tax” on processed food in New Zealand’s supermarkets could be imposed. But the government has dismissed the idea, saying it would add to the burden of families in tight economic times. Economist Gareth Morgan is calling for the move in his new book, Appetite for Destruction, which says unhealthy processed foods should be taxed at a higher rate than healthier options as a way to combat the country’s obesity epidemic. He told TVNZ’s Q+A pro-

gramme fast food was only one factor of the problem, but the main focus needed to be on processed foods sold in supermarkets. “You go through a supermarket and it’s virtually all now processed food, which is not a crime in its own right, obviously, but when you do the decomposition of processed food and you see how energy intensive it is and how nutrient light it is, our bodies simply can’t handle it.” Health professionals should be involved in creating a system, such as traffic light col-

ours, where a red light labels on foods attracted the highest tax, Dr Morgan said. Kevin Hague, Green Party spokesperson on health and wellbeing, said he would be interested to read Mr Morgan’s new book as it sounded similar to party policy on combating obesity. Clear front labelling of unhealthy ingredients and a traffic-light type classification system is a “no-brainer”, said Mr Hague. But while the Greens would endorse increased taxes on unhealthy products such as al-

cohol, cigarettes and sugary drinks, it may be too difficult to police a wide range of food, he said. “In a broader sense a tax on unhealthy foods is more complex and would require a more technical process. There is some dispute among academics about how exactly to design a tax to do that.” In 2011, Denmark introduced a tax on butter, meat, cheese, pizza, oil and processed food that contained more than 2.3 per cent saturated fat, but withdrew it a year later due to difficulty implementing it. - APNZ

Rewards work The $20,000 offered for information on the whereabouts of Simon Garrick is the 12th reward offered by police for a murder inquiry in the past decade. Information released to the Otago Daily Times under the Official Information Act shows half of those cases have been solved with rewards offered between $20,000-$50,000. Last week Southern District Police posted a $20,000 reward in the hope of finding Mr Garrick, 42, with the Central Otago man last seen in Dunedin on October 30, 2012. Reward money comes from the operating budget of the police district offering the reward.

Lotto results Official Lotto results for draw number 1373 drawn on Saturday. Winning numbers (in ascending order): 1, 21, 29, 33, 39, 40. Bonus number: 8. Powerball winning number: 4. Strike: 39, 21, 40, 1.

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Dorothy Moon will be remembered as a woman who broke new ground, challenged the status quo and above all as a woman who had little time for the barriers imposed by gender. In an era when her peers where raising children and making their lives within their homes, she was playing a leading role in the hospitality industry and in the business world. Mrs Moon was a leader, an achiever and a woman who refused to let gender dictate what she could and could not do. She was born in England and worked as a civilian in a flying school where she was responsible for aircraft and airframe log books for 108 aircraft. She married her first husband Ben Brown, during World War Two, moving post war to Saudi Arabia where he taught Arabs to fly. For a short time the couple lived in tents at an army camp at Tarif, about 50 miles from Mecca. She was one of the first white women to live in the area. That stint in Tarif also saw her dancing with Prince Philip at an embassy dinner. The couple then moved to Aden where they were employed by the East African High Commission. Dorothy and Ben Brown came to New Zealand in the 1950s, settling initially in Invercargill before moving to take over the Mataura Licensing Trust’s Carrington Hotel. From there they moved to the Three Rivers Hotel in Riverton before moving, with their daughter Susan, to Ashburton in 1961 to take over the Somerset Hotel. This was to be a new life in a new town. The couple managed the hotel for several years, and when Ben died, Mrs Moon decided to continue in the business they loved, remaining Somerset manager for another three years, until 1967. In 1968 she married Ellis Moon and at

his urging decided to buy a small drapery shop in Allenton. That laid the foundation of the business that became an Ashburton icon – Dorothy’s. In a short space of time her business grew from a tiny store selling bloomers and drapery to a high fashion outlet that continued to spread itself into adjoining shops in the Allenton centre. That was in the halcyon days of retail when Friday nights were late shopping nights. The business later moved to the Countdown complex with Mrs Moon remaining a retailer until February 2010, when at the age of 88 she officially retired. Becoming a retailer did not mean she moved away from the hospitality industry she loved. In July 1973 she was elected to the board of what was then the Ashburton Licensing Trust, becoming its first female board member. At that time she is on record as saying she had a busy life and had no time for playing ladies, drinking cups of tea and making small talk. Her motto was that there were many jobs in the world that women could do just as well, if not more capably, than men. She was always adamant that she was not a women’s libber, rather she believed in capable women grasping opportunities and proving themselves. In 1980 Mrs Moon became the trust’s first woman chair - a position she retained for the following 12 years until her decision not to seek re-election to the trust board in 1992. She retained a connection with the industry and officially opened the trust’s Braided Rivers bar and restaurant in 2009. Mrs Moon’s life was the subject of a book, called Slipper Satin, compiled for family members and based on an oral history. Dorothy Moon is survived by her daughter Sue Bayley, her stepdaughters Dame Rosie Horton, Elizabeth Ensor and Frankie Morgan-Stock, as well as her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Mid Canterbury could be the favoured location from which to draw a new Labour Party Rangitata electorate candidate, says Julian Blanchard. The 37-year-old Timaru real estate agent is the former candidate, having lost the 2011 election by a 6500 majority to National’s Jo Goodhew. Mr Blanchard said the latest political poll showed Labour was “on the improve” and he believed ”there’s still a chance somebody could be the Labour MP for Rangitata”. The Rangitata electorate was traditionally “one of two halves”, with the majority of votes in the South Canterbury proportion voting Labour and the majority in Mid Canterbury voting National. He was proud of having reduced the National majority in the electorate for the last two elections in which he stood. “The party will probably look very closely at a candidate coming from Ashburton because that’s probably where we need to make ground,” Mr Blanchard said. Rangitata Labour electorate committee president Glen Cam-

Past Labour candidate Julian Blanchard.

eron, of Ashburton, said the party was interested in hearing from anyone in Mid Canterbury keen to stand. Candidates would be officially sought after the confirmation of any potential changes to electorate boundaries following the release of census data later this year. If there was more than one standing for the role there would be a selection process involving a panel of six including

three local Labour Party members and three from head office. Mr Cameron said “the more the merrier” and he was confident there would not be a lack of interest, particularly following a popularity increase for the party in the latest political poll after the naming of David Cunliffe as leader. “It’s fantastic, and this is just the beginning,” Mr Cameron said.

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Mid Cantabrians of all ages suffering from arthritis are set to benefit from an appeal week that hopes to match generosity shown by hundreds of locals last year. Friday marked the end of Arthritis New Zealand’s appeal week, and saw Lorraine

Baughan (left) feature among hundreds of others who donated to volunteers Betty Dijker and Maureen Bishop, manning one of four appeal sites around town. Mid Canterbury Arthritis volunteer fundraiser Rowena Hart said last night the money

was still being counted, but she hoped the caring community of Ashburton would match last year’s appeal effort which saw about $3500 raised. “It’s not just older people who get arthritis, people of all ages get it and they need care to get themselves going,” she said.

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In brief Great Ride boost Featherston is expected to get a financial boost when a “Great Ride” between Petone and South Wairarapa is completed. It will become one of the Great Rides of the Government’s $50 million national cycle trails network project, Nga Haerenga. Linking up the Hutt River cycle trail, the Rimutaka rail trail and Western Lake Rd, south of Featherston, it will stretch over 100kms. It is expected to be officially opened at the start of the trail, in Petone, by Prime Minister John Key in October. South Wairarapa councillor Solitaire Robertson said it was incredibly exciting for Featherston and the rest of Wairarapa.

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Jokers ride to mark daylight saving The mood always seems to lift as we flick the clocks forward an hour, and no more so than at the Ashburton Jokers Social Club. About 30 of the club’s riders cruised the district’s roads on their motorbikes on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of daylight saving, giving members an excuse to meet and catch up. Jokers Social Club president Bill Roulston said everyone appeared to have a great time, and members made sure their bikes were in peak condition for the meet. Photo JosePh Johnson 280913-JJ-004



Tickets Warmest ski season in century still to be claimed More than $55 million in Lotto prize money remains unclaimed following the biggest prize week in the game’s history. Saturday night’s must-win $33-million jackpot has earned one lucky ticket holder a small fortune, while $22.6 million remains unclaimed from last week’s Big Wednesday jackpot. Saturday’s winning ticket was sold at the One Step Ahead shoe repair shop in Ponsonby. Owner Gary Ashton said the store was closed Sunday, but that hadn’t stopped a couple of hopeful punters trying to come in and check their ticket, he said. “But we had to turn them away because we’ve got nothing set up ready. We had a couple of people just saying ‘well done’.” Mr Ashton said he had “no idea whatsoever” who had purchased the winning ticket. “We sold a lot more tickets than normal last week with the ‘must be won’ draw. - APNZ

NZSKI’S Coronet Peak staff said goodbye to what the skifield’s slopes manager Pete Deuart labelled the warmest winter in 100 years yesterday, on what should have been sister mountain the Remarkables’ closing day rather than Coronet’s. Coronet Peak, Snow Farm and Treble Cone have now closed for the year, while the Remarkables and Cardrona Alpine Resort will remain open until this Sunday. The amount of snow across the five in total varied dramatically and last week it was announced Coronet Peak and the Remarkables would swap closing dates due to better conditions at the Remarkables. The unwanted record breaker at Coronet Peak meant it “was definitely a year where we have been thankful for the investment in snow making”, Coronet Peak slopes manager Mr Deuart said yesterday. After what was “a great start” there was a seven-week stretch where the temperature did not drop low enough to

A woman was airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries after she fell from her horse yesterday. The Westpac rescue helicopter airlifted the 42-year-old woman from Glen Murray, near Te Kauwhata, to Auckland Hospital about noon. It was suspected she had broken her right leg and also received injuries to her left leg, said a Westpac helicopter duty spokesman. The horse may have rolled or stepped on her, he said. The woman is now in a stable condition in Auckland Hospital.

Justice on agenda The MP for Whanganui has gone halfway around the world to discuss the merits of restorative justice. Chester Borrows, in his role as Minister for Courts, left for the United Kingdom on Thursday to address the Restorative Justice Council’s annual general meeting in London on October 2. He said restorative justice, where offenders and victims meet to repair the harm caused by crime, was a growing field in responding to crime with huge benefits for the victim and for society. “The Restorative Justice Council’s AGM will be a great opportunity to share ideas and experiences with our international colleagues,” he said. In addition to addressing the AGM Mr Borrows said he would also visit restorative justice practitioners in Manchester, Leeds and Hull. Leeds and Hull are two of four international Restorative Cities where restorative practices are promoted in dispute resolution across workplaces, schools and community organisations.

Bird poll opens make snow to base level using the skifield’s army of snowguns. In July of the 2012 season night skiing at Coronet Peak was put on hold due to snow conditions but it was able to continue without interruption this year. However, the skifield battled through the snowless days and nights. “Because it was really warm we weren’t able to produce the depth of snow that we would have hoped,” Mr Deuart said. “We were able to get all the runs open but it was the base depth which we are normally able to produce ... [which] was the biggest difference be-

tween previous years. The annual Winter Festival was perfectly timed this year, with a consistent helping of fresh snow for the many events held at Coronet Peak and Mr Deuart said the festival had to be one of the season’s highlights. Visitor numbers were similar to last year, he said, with “by far” the biggest market still being Australia. Visitor numbers at the Remarkables have been “solid”, ski area manager Ross Lawrence said. “By all accounts it’s probably been one of our better seasons,” Mr Lawrence said.

Radio broadcaster Hayley Holt, singer Barnaby Weir, United Future leader Peter Dunne, and TV personality Wallace Chapman are among the well-known New Zealanders getting ready to go in to bat for their favourite native bird in Forest and Bird’s annual Bird of the Year poll, which opens today. The poll, in its ninth year, aimed to raise the profile of New Zealand’s bird species. Each year well-known New Zealanders come on board to champion their favourite bird, as campaign managers in the Bird of the Year poll. This year radio broadcaster Hayley Holt has a head-start because her favourite bird - the critically endangered fairy tern - is tattooed onto her body. - APNZ

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Above: Betty Clark looks at some plants on show at the Ashburton Alpine Garden Bonanza at the Sinclair Centre. Top right: Matt Parker, Matt Beveridge and Matthew Rae catch a rest at the Ashburton College rowing squad training at Lake Hood. Right: Adam Hodge makes gains on the other crews at

the Ashburton College rowing squad training at Lake Hood. Below: Jordan Kell (from left), Mark Tait, Sarah Hazelhurst and Lachie Davidson at the Ashburton College rowing squad training at Lake Hood.

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Top left: The oldest member of the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Association Henry Hunt, 96, and June Chivers, secretary from 1971-74, cut the cake at the 60th jubilee celebrations on Saturday.

Above: Mid Canterbury’s Anton Herewini makes a charge at the goal line against Buller.

Top right: Mid Canterbury’s Connor Wilson scores in the corner against Buller.

Below: The Peak to Pub included several interesting surprises, including getting past the RDR irrigation canal any way you could, even attempted flying.

Left: Mid Canterbury’s Xavier Bartlett beats a Buller defender.


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Bid to curb hepatitis A Coen Lammers EDITOR


epatitis A continues to spread across Mid Canterbury but authorities are slow to learn the lessons from the past few months. Last week the Canterbury District Health Board mass vaccinated all pre-school aged children between 1 and 4 in an attempt to stop the growing number of cases. Nearly 1500 children in Mid Canterbury will be vaccinated to try and curb the spread of the virus. The mass vaccination may appear like a sledgehammer to kill a fly, but the health authorities are genuinely concerned about further spread, and worse, the export of the virus to other parts of the country if any affected person goes on a Christmas holiday. Every time I hear of another case I can’t stop thinking about a senior health official growling at me on the phone over the fact that the Guardian ran a poll in June to ask our readers whether they felt that the pre-school where the virus seemingly originated should be named. The Guardian knew the name of the preschool but decided to adhere to CDHB request and not to name the facility in question, despite the widespread concern over the virus. The senior CDHB official repeatedly told me the health board had the situation “under control” and the public did not need to know where the outbreak started. The official dismissed the public concerns and felt that naming the preschool would turn the children and their families into social lepers. This politically correct attitude prevented the community from taking extra precaution around those who may have been affected, the virus is not under control, and instead we are now looking at mass vaccination. On Friday the Guardian requested the names of all the food outlets that had their staff vaccinated. Like the CDHB some months ago the Ashburton District Council refused to release the information, stating that the food handlers without vaccination would be tarnished. Again, political correctness has triumphed over the health of this community, potentially turning every dining experience into hepatitis roulette. Enjoy your dinner.

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Chorus or caucus?

POLL RESULT Yesterday’s result Q: Do ‘National Awareness’ campaigns make you more aware of the subject?

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ewly-crowned Labour leader, David “No Hatchets to Bury” Cunliffe, was not at his fizzing best when opening his campaign, first to disconcert PM, John “No Worries” Key and then bury him. Suddenly, in the glare of parliamentary floodlight, he was unable to get his tongue round those two testing “alliteratives” “Chorus” and “Caucus” - with their utterly different connotations - so that the one would insist on coming out when he meant the other. In the end the House en masse came to his aid and called out - in chorus - the correct version when he was struggling to give it voice. For a leader who had come to the Beehive claiming his party was now on a “war footing” ready to sweep away the last vestiges of “Keyism” and all its weaselly works, his debut lacked conviction. It was his first - and only, for some time - chance to get in a potentially fatal blow before his rival departed for the lofty heights of Balmoral Castle. There he was to spend a jolly, family weekend with Her Majesty, the Duke, “Wills”, Kate and, it is even rumoured, two month-old Prince George who, we are told, protocol demands be addressed as “Sir”. (Even by the Prime Minister of Aotearoa, New Zealand. But then being polite to babies - particularly of the royal variety - is every politician’s first priority.) Poll flutter. Meanwhile, and despite his tongue trouble, there has been a flutter

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amongst the polls with one suggesting Mr Cunliffe’s rise to the top of the Labour Party has made little difference to the political scene at large but another indicating the opposite. Seemingly, the combination of Opposition Parties at this moment ranged against whatever forces National might be able to cobble together by a little later this time next year would be enough to see Messrs Key’s and Cunliffe’s present roles reversed. And thinking that far ahead one would have to wonder what “emergency research” National, even now, is putting into the need to find new coalition companions as their current ones, Maori, United Future, Act -

today no more than poll blips - look most unlikely to survive another election. So to whom can Mr “All Smiles” Key turn for political support and sustenance? The Conservatives? Conceivably, but it’s hard to see that party either reaching 5 per cent of the vote or capturing a real electorate. The Greens seem most unlikely bedfellows unless Mr Key were to offer the ambitious Dr “Print Money” Norman a combination package including, say, the ministries of both finance and foreign affairs. Russel might be sorely tempted but I very much doubt he’d get it past his chum and fellow leader, Metiria Turei. No, there seems only one way

- person - out for the endangered Nats, the silver fox himself, Winston “I really am now a Power in the Land” Peters. King-making and “balancing power” is what he does best; it’s his thing and if the bid were right he might just be enticed into yet more internecine intrigue. Even so, despite his proven enthusiasm for such activity it’s “high risk” and hardly guaranteed to assure National another term on the Treasury benches. So National could be facing a bleak future. Labour’s belated decision to appoint a real and experienced politician to lead them instead of merely “a nice guy” was always likely to pay off.

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Syria vows to co-operate By Bassem mroue and ryan Lucas Syria will co-operate fully with UN inspectors charged with securing and destroying the country’s chemical weapons stockpile, the nation’s prime minister said at the weekend. The comments from Wael al-Halqi came a day after the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to purge Syria of its chemical weapons program. The UN resolution, passed after two weeks of white-knuckle negotiations, marked a major breakthrough in the paralysis that has gripped the council since the Syrian uprising began in March 2011. “This resolution is in line with Syria’s approach toward joining the chemical weapons convention,” al-Halqi said in an interview with Lebanon’s Al Manar TV. “Syria will stand by what it promised. We will cooperate and facilitate the work of the inspectors. We have provided lists with the chemical weapons we have and they can check all our institutions.” The UN resolution allows the start of a mission to rid Syria’s regime of its estimated 1000-tonne chemical arsenal by mid-2014. It also calls for consequences if President Bashar Assad’s regime fails to comply, although those will depend on the council passing another resolution in the event of noncompliance.

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi

The vote also enshrined a plan adopted by the world’s chemical weapons watchdog that lays out benchmarks and timelines for cataloguing, quarantining and ultimately destroying Syria’s chemical arms, their precursors and delivery systems. The dizzying diplomatic developments of the past two weeks are rooted in the Aug. 21 poison gas attack that killed hundreds of civilians in a Damascus suburb. The US blamed the Assad regime for the attack, and threatened to launch punitive missile strikes. That set in motion a flurry of diplomatic maneuvering that led eventually to Friday’s Security Council resolution. For the first time, the council also endorsed the roadmap for

a political transition in Syria adopted by key nations in June 2012, and called for an international conference to be convened “as soon as possible” to implement it. UN chief Ban Kimoon has set mid-November as a target date for a new peace conference in Geneva. Speaking to Al Manar, alHalqi said the Syrian government is ready to “negotiate with opposition forces both inside and outside of Syria — if they’re willing to”. But he also questioned whether the main Western-backed opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, can bring armed groups on the ground to the negotiating table. The Coalition’s control over the myriad rebel factions fighting in Syria has always been

shaky, but that fact was laid bare on Wednesday after nearly a dozen of the most powerful rebel groups formally broke with it. Inside Syria on Saturday, rebels including members of an al Qaeda-linked group captured a military post on the border with Jordan after four days of fighting. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group said 26 soldiers were killed in the battle as well as a number of rebels, including seven foreign fighters. The post, which once served as a customs office before being turned into an army outpost years ago, is on the outskirts of the southern city of Daraa where the Syrian uprising began 2½ years ago. The revolt later turned into a civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people. Rebels control multiple areas along the borders with Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon as well as the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Also Saturday, a group of UN inspectors left their hotel in Damascus in one vehicle to an unknown location, according to an Associated Press photographer at the scene. The UN said its team of weapons experts currently in Syria will investigate seven sites of alleged chemical attacks in the country, four more than previously known. - AP


New quake rocks southwest Pakistan By aBduL sattar A major earthquake rocked Pakistan’s southwest yesterday, killing at least 15 and sending panicked people running into the street just days after another quake in the same region killed hundreds, officials said. The US Geological Survey said on its website that a 6.8 magnitude quake was felt in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. Pakistan’s Meteorological Department measured the earthquake at 7.2 magnitude, saying its epicentre was about 150km west of the town of Khuzdar. Baluchistan government spokesman Jan Mohammad Buledi said those killed at the weekend died in the Mushkay area of Awaran.

The death toll from Tuesday’s disaster was 359, he added. Little may have been left to damage after Tuesday’s disaster. Few of the mud and homemade brick houses in the area survived the 7.7 magnitude quake that leveled villages and buried people in the rubble. Since then tens of thousands of people have been sleeping under the open sky or in tents. Chief Pakistani meteorologist Arif Mahmood told Pakistani television that yesterday’s earthquake was an aftershock and such tremors could continue for weeks. Baluchistan is Pakistan’s largest but least populated province. The rough terrain and the lack of decent roads Pakistani volunteers load tents and other relief supplies into a truck have made access difficult to send it to earthquake-affected areas of the Baluchistan province, in Karachi, Pakistan. AP Photo for rescue staff. - AP

Ashes laid to rest Baroness Thatcher’s ashes have been laid interred in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Members of her family attended a short church service in the chapel of the central London site on Saturday before a solid oak casket containing her ashes was placed in the ground. A headstone bearing the simple inscription “Margaret Thatcher 1925 - 2013” was being erected on top of her final resting place in the leafy hospital grounds. Britain’s first female prime minister died aged 87 on April 8. - PA

60 dead in Mumbai The search for survivors at the site of a collapsed apartment building ended yesterday in India’s financial capital of Mumbai with a final death toll of 60 people, an emergency response official said. Rescuers managed to save 33 people from the building’s wreckage in the two-day search. By yesterday morning, all 93 people listed as missing had been accounted for and the search was called off, said Alok Awasthi, local commander of the National Disaster Response Force. - AP

Sharks bites seal The discovery on an injured seal believed to have been attacked by a shark has forced the closure of a Perth beach. Surf Life Saving WA tweeted yesterday that the Fisheries Department had advised there was an injured seal at Mullaloo Beach, with possible bite marks. “Council rangers will be closing Mullaloo Beach due to the seal’s injuries indicating shark activity in the area,” Surf Life Saving WA said. - AAP

Ferry capsizes A ferry carrying traders and their goods broke up in stormy weather on the Niger River, drowning as many as 42 people as rescuers search for 200 missing victims, a Nigerian emergency official said yesterday. Spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye of the National Emergency Management Agency said the ferry was carrying traders to a weekly market at Malali village when the storm erupted at the weekend. He said yesterday that it was impossible to say how many people died or were on the boat. But he said initial indications were that 42 had drowned and about 200 passengers were missing. The official News Agency of Nigeria reported 15 bodies had been recovered and buried alongside the river. - AP

Call for abdication Hundreds of protesters have marched in Spain’s capital to call for the abdication of King Juan Carlos, the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic. A large police presence blocked access to the Royal Palace, where the demonstration was due to end in a rally, with metal barriers and police vans. Protesters marched under banners reading “Checkmate to the King” and chanting “Tomorrow, Spain will be a republic”. University student Anthea Bauza, 22, said the monarchy needed to be replaced by a democratically-elected head of state. - AP

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The luscious lychee icecream cake (far left) and superb dishes at The Radisson Blu’s Water Court restaurant.

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Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, where the writer enjoyed a candlelight dinner on the sand.


needed a holiday. Badly. Six months into my amazing but high-pressured new job I was dreaming of warm sands, blue waters and cocktails laced with tropical fruit. The needs were simple: the destination had to be kid-friendly (I was travelling with my children, aged 8 and 4), warm, close to home and with great food. After whittling my options, I chose Fiji – or more specifically, Denarau Island, which is a short hop from Nadi airport and an easy three-hour flight from Auckland. But I’d heard less than complimentary things about the food on Denarau, mainly that it was overpriced and of average quality. We stayed at the Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, which is managed by the Hilton. What I love about this resort is the wide expanse of grass sweeping down to the beach - great for kids to play on - and our spacious and private two-bedroom apartment. The first night we experienced the hotel’s famous private beach dining. A table was set up on the sand in front of our apartment, beneath a gazebo

Fiji’s resort eateries leave Belinda Henley satisfied, surprised – and singing their praises. draped with billowing white curtains, with flickering lanterns, candles and fairy lights. A chef in a “mobile kitchen” prepared the food beside us. Delicious and fiery Harissa tiger prawns with a fresh sweetcorn salsa were followed by snapper grilled in a banana leaf served next to a mussel and prawn curry. The flavours were clean and fresh, not to mention impressive, given the beachside kitchen! The kids were also well catered for. Hilton’s executive chef, New Zealander Clinton Webber, is passionate about changing the way resort food is seen, especially by the many New Zealand and Australian tourists who visit Denarau every year. “Everyone has this perception that Fiji is a non-foodie destination. I came here determined to change that. Webber says he tries to avoid following trends back home, preferring to work with local produce and what he can access easily. Webber, who first worked in

Fiji almost 10 years ago, says the big difference is how the rest of the world has opened up to the Pacific Island nation. “We are now able to access ingredients we could never get our hands on before. We are incredibly limited in what we can grow here and so most of the things I need I have to bring in.” Where possible those suppliers are Kiwi; Mac’s drinks are sold across the resort and it will soon be the sole stockist of Kapiti products in Fiji. We also dined at the Hilton’s Asian-inspired restaurant, Maravu; there I had the best Pad Thai I’ve ever had. The restaurant is Webber’s baby after working in Southeast Asia, he wanted to replicate those flavours he fell in love with in Fiji. Next to the Hilton is the Sofitel - famed for its buffet breakfast and waterslide (not to be enjoyed simultaneously). Forget cold, congealed eggs and stale cereals, this brekkie buffet offers an incredible range of fresh fruit, delicious Bircher

muesli, cooked breakfasts and pastries. Thanks to their French chef, the bread and pastries are stand-outs. On the second night we headed to The Westin. Distinctively Fijian, this resort is tranquil, with dark wood, traditional furniture and art and water features throughout. The hotel’s newest restaurant, Steakhouse, was set up by acclaimed Australian chef Peter Kuruvita. At the helm is another Aussie, Michael White. The establishment prides itself on its beef dishes and they lived up to the hype. We sampled a “surf and turf ” with locally caught lobster, a Wagyu hanger steak and 48-hour slow-cooked beef ribs with chimichurri. Dessert was also faultless, especially a perfectly cooked chocolate fondant with salted caramel icecream and a “Fijian” fruit salad. On our final evening we dined at The Radisson Blu resort, overlooking the waterfall at Water Court. There is a healthy dose of Asian influences in

Fijian cuisine and it works. The flavours were fresh; a little spicy and light, perfect given the warm temperatures year round. My two favourite dishes were the Indonesian Beef Rendang a stand-out with the addition of fresh coconut in the curry - and a crispy, stuffed local eggplant with tofu, garlic, onion, cashews and black pepper sauce. The Radisson Blu is also home to fine dining restaurant Cross, and Lomani Wai, where tables are set up for dining “in the water”. Special mention needs to be made of the Fijian service and hospitality - the staff manage to combine an efficient, professional service with a warmth and charm you don’t find anywhere else in the world. Travelling with children, you are made to feel completely welcome, even in the finest restaurants and with the noisiest of four-year-olds. Belinda Henley flew to Fiji courtesy of Air New Zealand.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

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Hammers go top of the table By Jonathan Leask

Mid Canterbury came home strong to claim a bonus point 32-17 win over King Country in round six of the Heartland Rugby Championship in Taupo on Saturday. The Hammers produced 22 unanswered points in the final quarter to take the win and a bonus point to return to the top of the table, tied with the West Coast and Wairarapa Bush. A fine solo effort from first five eighth Murray Williams put Mid Canterbury, playing into the gale force wind, in the lead after 30 minutes as he ran through a gap in the King Country defence to score under the posts. He converted his own try to lead 7-6. King Country closed out the half with another two penalties from Zane Tipping to hold a 12-7 advantage. “I thought we played very

well in the first half in really difficult conditions, and think we did particularly well to keep them to that score,” Mid Canterbury coach Glenn Moore said. Williams kicked a penalty to start the scoring in the second half before the hosts finally found a hole in the Hammers’ defence and prop Ted Tauroa scored the try for King Country to go out to a 17-10 lead with 26 minutes to play. The Hammers lifted their intensity on the run home and ran in three tries. “You could see it building and there was a lot of pressure being put on them, and the last 15 minutes was pretty good.” Import winger Willie McGoon helped spark the comeback as he backed up his try on debut last week with back-toback tries in his second game to hand the Hammers the lead, and Williams converted the second try to make it 22-17.

From the kick off Mid Canterbury spread the ball and swept up field again for Dwayne Burrows to score the bonus point try which Williams converted. Mid Canterbury moved back down field in the closing stages where Williams landed a dropped goal to seal the 32-17 win and a personal haul of 17 points in the match. With two rounds to go Mid Canterbury are in a strong position to finish in the top four with matches against Thames Valley at home this weekend and then Buller in Westport in round eight. “It’s just about bettering our performances each week and everyone is focused on getting a semi-final and making sure it is a home one,” Moore said. King Country 17 (Ted Tauroa try; Zayn Tipping 4 pen) Mid Canterbury 32 (Murray Williams, Dwayne Burrowes, Willy McGoon (2) tries; Williams, 3 con, pen, dropped goal). HT: 12-7.

Mid Canterbury captain Jon Dampney finds some open space against King Country. Photo Jessica Kate Williamson

By Jonathan Leask

Mid Canterbury’s Alifeleti Pelesikoti bursts through the Buller defence in the under 16 pretournament pool game at the Ashburton Showgrounds on Saturday. Photo JosePh Johnson 280913-JJ-011

Under 16s run up cricket score

The Mid Canterbury under 16 rugby team blitzed Buller 80-3 at the Ashburton Showgrounds on Saturday. Mid Canterbury ran in 12 tries in the rout which completed their pre-tournament pool games as the side heads to Westport on Wednesday for the South Island under 16 Tournament. They had wins over the

West Coast and Buller, a 24all draw with North Otago while the 8-16 loss to South Canterbury had them finish second in the group, and will find out what their draw will be in the cup section today. The injury-hit Mid Canterbury under 18s went down to Canterbury Metro Development 12-27 at Burnside Park in Christchurch ahead of their tournament in West Melton. With wins over South Can-

terbury and Canterbury Cavaliers the under 18s also go in seeded second from their pool. Fresh from clinching the Hanan Shield a week earlier the Mid Canterbury under 14s were too strong for Canterbury under 13 claiming a 50-15 win. The under 65kg and under 48kg teams are in Dunedin for their South Island tournament which concludes tomorrow.

Woeful Wallabies There is no respite in sight for the battered Wallabies who face a massive challenge to topple Argentina in their next Rugby Championship match. Coming off a one-sided 28-8 loss to South Africa at Newlands, they take on the Pumas in Rosario next Saturday. Argentina proved no easybeats against New Zealand, and the sight of the Argentine scrum pushing the world champions around the park will be the stuff of nightmares for the struggling Australians. The Wallabies proved little more than a speed-hump for South Africa on their way to a Rugby Championship decider; the Springboks had victory in the bag after only 19 minutes. - AAP

Aussies ‘will rebound’

It’s tight at the top

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There is a three-way tie at the top of the Heartland Rugby Championship after round six on Saturday. Mid Canterbury and the West Coast both picked up bonus point wins while Wairarapa Bush could only come away with the four points for all three to be on 23 points. The Bush took a 13-0 lead at halftime over Buller in the wet in Westport and held the hosts to a solitary penalty in the second half to pick up the four points. West Coast trailed Thames Valley 12-13 at halftime but pulled away in the second half to win 3318 in Paeroa. North Otago’s resurgence continued as they beat Wanganui 27-15 in Oamaru to move up into fourth on 20 points, and may have ended Wanganui’s run of making the Meads Cup playoffs every season with the seven-time finalists on 14 points. With two weeks left Wanganui are a longshot to keep their streak alive, sitting six points out of the top four with games against Horowhenua Kapiti and the West Coast in the final two rounds. South Canterbury picked up a crucial bonus point win beating Horowhenua Kapiti 30-13 to stay in contention for the Lochore Cup. Defending champions East Coast handed neighbours Poverty Bay their sixth straight defeat 2218 in Ruatoria.

The Wallabies have at least one fan who thinks success isn’t far away in South Africa captain Jean de Villiers. Winners are grinners and de Villiers was all smiles after his team romped to a 28-8 win over Australia in their Rugby Championship clash at Cape Town’s Newlands Stadium. The Springboks, who beat the Wallabies 38-12 in Brisbane earlier this month, have now scored seven tries to Australia’s miserable one in the tournament. But de Villiers says Australian rugby fans need to put their team’s results in perspective, given they have a new coach in Ewen McKenzie and some of their first choice players out. He says his side were in a similar predicament but have now won nine of their last 10 games.

ITM finalists sorted As the ITM Cup enters its final weeks, there are few mysteries remaining in the Premiership playoff race while in the Championship, all seven teams are in with a shout with three rounds to go. Wellington, Canterbury and Auckland are set to be being in the top four, with Counties Manukau leading the charge for fourth spot after they edged out Bay of Plenty 31-30 in the last game of round eight yesterday. Baden Kerr kicked a last minute penalty to snatch the win away from the Bay of Plenty, which now look destined for relegation. Yesterday’s earlier match had Hawkes Bay solidify their push for promotion to the Premiership, showcasing some sparkling attacking play to dispatch North Harbour 55-10. - APNZ

Heartland points table Team W L BP Pts Mid Canterbury 5 1 3 23 Wairarapa Bush 5 1 3 23 West Coast 5 1 3 23 North Otago 4 2 4 20 Buller 3 3 3 15 Wanganui 3 3 2 14 King Country 3 3 1 13 South Canterbury 2 4 5 13 Thames Valley 3 3 1 13 East Coast 2 4 3 9 Horowhenua Kapiti 1 5 4 8 Poverty Bay 0 6 2 2

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In brief Geary’s perfect record Mount Maunganui professional Josh Geary has continued his perfect winning record at the Carrus Open. The 28-year-old fired a superb five-under par 65 at the Tauranga Golf Club in fine and cool conditions yesterday to win the $40,000 Charles Tour event for the third time in as many appearances. “It is pretty awesome to have that three from three record,” said Geary. - APNZ

Villumsen’s best finish An ill Linda Villumsen produced a courageous display to finish sixth in the road race at the cycling world championships in Florence, Italy yesterday. Despite suffering from a heavy cold and sore throat, the 28-year-old backed up from her silver medal in the time trial to complete her most successful world championship campaign. Her sixth place bettered her seventhplace finish last year, when she took the bronze in the time trial, and again proved the Danish-born Kiwi is one of the best women cyclists in the world. - APNZ

Five sets for women Former world No.1 Venus Williams has said she would have no issues with playing five sets at grand slam tournaments after Andy Murray’s recent call for equal match lengths in men’s and women’s tennis. “Sure, not a problem,” the 33-yearold American said at the justended Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, where she reached the semi-finals. “If we have to play best-of-three, we play best-of-three. If it’s bestof-five that’s fine too. Either way it’s not a problem.” Debate over equal playing time has increased now that women are paid the same as men at the slams. - AFP

Hawks fans partying Hawthorn fans flocked to the AFL club’s former home ground Glenferrie Oval to celebrate Saturday’s premiership win. About 20,000 fans filled the venue for yesterday’s family day and long queues were already lining the surrounding streets before the gates opened. The Hawks downed Fremantle 11.11 (77) to 8.14 (62) in Saturday’s grand final in front of more than 100,000 fans at the MCG. Ex-Western Bulldogs recruit Brian Lake won the Norm Smith Medal as best afield for his strong game in defence. - AAP

Moyes ‘concerned’ Manchester United manager David Moyes admits his team’s lack of cutting edge is giving him serious grounds for concern following a shock home defeat by West Bromwich Albion. Moyes’ side have not scored from open play in the Premier League since their 4-1 victory at Swansea City on the opening weekend of the season. The run continued when they were deservedly beaten 2-1 by West Brom, making it three defeats in Moyes’s first six league games in charge and United’s worst start to a season since 1989. Moyes’s only major addition in the summer was midfielder Marouane Fellaini and despite the lack of any attacking signings, he is adamant he has the options at his disposal to resolve the goal-scoring issue. - AFP

Monday, September 30, 2013


All Blacks tame Pumas By Patrick Mckendry A strong second-half performance from the All Blacks has subdued a spirited Argentina at La Plata, with Ben Smith’s late try, his second of the match, allowing them to put one hand on the Rugby Championship trophy. Smith’s try just before the fulltime hooter was manufactured from nothing but could prove to be extremely important as it gave the All Blacks a four-try bonus point. The five competition points from a tough test puts the All Blacks five points ahead of South Africa with a match at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, next Sunday. The Springboks’ failure to score a bonus point in their 28-8 victory over Australia in Cape Town could be costly as they need to score four tries against the All Blacks and deny the visitors anything in order to claim the title. “They’re going to have to play now, they’re going to have get four tries to get the five points,” All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said afterwards. “Our guys are already looking forward to it, they’ve already starting talking about it, so it will be no problem getting them up.” Hooker Keven Mealamu, who did well when replacing Andrew Hore in the second half, said: “I think we’re heading into a storm over in South Africa but that’s what we play for as All Blacks and rugby players.” The words “Be Physical” were written on a wall in the All Blacks’ changing room but the Pumas probably had an edge in that area in the first half.

The All Blacks scored the only try of the opening 40 minutes, left wing Julian Savea showing pace and power to skirt the defence on a 65m run and go over in the corner, but the Pumas defence was otherwise impressive; every tackle roared on by the big crowd. Aaron Cruden missed the conversion twice - he was awarded another shot by referee Jaco Peyper due to an early charge by the Pumas. As he awarded Cruden another shot, which he missed to the left, Peyper also informed security staff of a green laser pointer being shone by a member of the crowd on to the ball. Three penalties to Pumas first-half Nicolas Sanchez kept the home side in it, with their skill in the lineouts and power in the scrums also proving extremely valuable. The Pumas had the edge on the All Blacks in that set piece thanks in part to Owen Franks’ groin injury - one powerful scrum in the first half marching the visitors backwards and resulting in a Sanchez penalty. After the break however, they simply couldn’t stay with the visitors, although the score didn’t blow out to the 54-15 thrashing at this ground last year. “We were a lot more clearer in what we wanted to do in the second half,” Hansen said. “We kicked a lot better, we got a lot more urgent before we needed to get desperate and as a result of that we started going forward.” Flanker Sam Cane, who came into his own in the second half, scored a deserved try down the left touchline before Ben Smith

Ben Smith heads for the tryline, charging through the tackle of Argentina’s Nicolas Sanchez. ap photo

touched down for the try of the match. Ma’a Nonu’s superb pass into space following a Brodie Retallick lineout win sent Smith through and he easily beat fullback Juan Martin Hernandez. Cruden’s probing runs in the second half allowed the All Blacks to get on the front foot. The midfield of Nonu and Conrad Smith, playing in their 50th test match together, exerted their dominance and what

followed was one-way traffic. Nonu said: “We got a bit of a wake-up call from Steve at halftime. I guess we just had to do the basics really, hold on to the ball and just do the right things.” All Blacks (Ben Smith 2, Julian Savea, Sam Cane, tries; Aaron Cruden 3 pens, con, Beauden Barrett con) Argentina (Nicolas Sanchez 4 pens, Marcelo Bosch pen) Halftime: 11-9 - APNZ


Robinson hails Roosters’ spirit By ian Mccullough

Michael Jennings: Two tries

Trent Robinson saluted the character of his Sydney Roosters after they put a tumultuous 48 hours behind them to book a place in the NRL grand final against Manly. Saturday’s 40-14 win over Newcastle at Allianz Stadium in front of a crowd of just under 38,000 was an impressive way to respond after three of their players were linked with banned substances in a story published on Thursday. Two tries apiece from Michael Jennings and Aidan Guerra in addition to efforts from Daniel Tupou, Jake Friend and Mitch Aubusson saw off the Knights,

who finished strongly with two late tries from Joey Leilua against his former club. Robinson admitted it had been the most challenging week of his short career but gave credit to his players for putting the headlines behind them and getting the job done against Wayne Bennett’s side. “It was a challenging week and it was the players that got us through,” Robinson said. “They knew it was wrong to put those guys on the front page and they supported them quickly.” Knights coach Bennett said his side struggled to cope mentally with the loss of Danny Buderus, who was carried off on

a medicab midway through the first half having been knocked out by a rushing Jared WaereaHargreaves. The former NSW skipper was taken to hospital and kept overnight as precaution. “A lot of his mates are upset he has such an impact on the club and he is rated so highly by everybody he plays with,” Bennett said. “It’s probably the most upset I have seen blokes coming off a footy field.” Despite the loss, Bennett said he was proud of the way his men responded and didn’t fold after the Roosters blew them away with a 14-minute, secondhalf spell that yielded four tries. - AAP


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In brief


Trainers on sacred trail to classic Tony Pike and Mark Donoghue’s defence of their Cambridge stable’s Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas title gained a serious shot of momentum at Ellerslie on Saturday. They won the classic last year with Sacred Falls and this time around they will chase the Riccarton crown with Sacred Park, which advanced his claims with a smart performance to win the Gr.3 Manuka Doctor Bonecrusher Stakes. “It was a great ride by Leith (Innes) and he gave him a lovely run in the one-one,” Pike said. “We’ve had a great run with Raffles and while he’s not as brilliant or professional as Sacred Falls, he is a nice, progressive horse. Obviously the Guineas at Riccarton is the ultimate aim and eventually he’ll go over ground and is potentially a Derby horse. “We’ll have a good look at the best lead-up to the Guineas for him.”

Sacred Park won his only start as a two-year-old in May and then resumed with a third placing earlier this month at Taupo. “He didn’t have a trial beforehand and he really struggled around Taupo and got on the wrong leg and was unbalanced and then peaked on his run 50 metres out,” Pike said. “He was always going to improve.” Sacred Park showed the benefit of that outing at Ellerslie where he lobbed into a handy spot before rider Leith Innes peeled out to challenge at the top of the straight. They were in front soon after and the Thorn Park colt was strong to the wire. “He’s a nice-looking type and he switched off when he hit the front,” Innes said. “Once you see the better tracks you’ll see a better horse as well.” – NZ Racing Desk.

Leith Innes gets Sacred Falls to the line in the Manuka Doctor Bonecrusher Stakes at Ellerslie on Saturday. photo trish dunnell

Today at Gore Raceway

7 7x Lykabettus (1) 58.5 .....................L Callaway 8 0700x Ready To Rule (2) 58.5 .............. V Johnston 9 845x4 Katie’s Diamond h (11) 56.5....... A Frye (a2) 10 980x9 Golden Castle (3) 56.5 .............J Chong (a3) 11 Heroic Guru (9) 56 .................... S Muniandy 6 3.57pm GORE TOWN COUNTRY CLUB RESTAURANT R65 HCP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2000m 1 1055P Giocchino (2) 59..........................L Callaway 2 x1025 Mispatch (5) 58 ................................ J Bates 3 58402 Contador m (13) 58 ................... S Muniandy 4 0014 Fly Me To Da Moon m (4) 57.5.. C Lunn (a3) 5 29770 Braemar dm (11) 57.5 ........ D Prastiyou (a3) 6 47349 Chasuble mb (6) 57.5 ....................R Bishop 7 20086 Puddle Alley (3) 57.5............... T Direen (a1) 8 822x6 Dame La Jane (9) 57 ................R Black (a2) 9 07043 Drumreims t (8) 57 ...................... C Johnson 10 260x7 Aparima Dan (1) 55.5................. A Frye (a2) 11 75330 Aqualine (12) 55.5................. A Morgan (a3) 12 0780x Young Bachelor (7) 55.5............. V Johnston 13 68050 Nolawood (10) 54 ....................S Wynne (a3) 7 4.30pm AON INSURANCE BROKERS RATING 75 HANDICAP $8000, Rating 75 Benchmark, 1200m 1 2216x Valiant d (7) 59 ........................ T Direen (a1) 2 02660 Party Cat d (2) 58.....................J Chong (a3) 3 8011x I’m Vital d (4) 58 ............................... J Bates

4 1250x News Flash td (1) 58 ................. S Muniandy 5 43152 Lady Bellevue d (9) 57 ............S Wynne (a3) 6 1243x The Diamond One db (3) 57 ....... C Johnson 7 3912x Double Tap td (5) 57................... A Frye (a2) 8 249x5 Ima Geegee m (6) 56.5 ...... D Prastiyou (a3) 9 2331x Halo Dolly mh (8) 54 ..............C Barnes (a2) 8 5.05pm GORE SEPTIC TANK CLEANERS RATING 65 HANDICAP $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1335m 1 908x7 Gallivant t (14) 59 ....................... V Johnston 2 07305 Flying Storm (3) 57.5 ....................... J Bates 3 3165x Gunna Fly (12) 57.5 ................ T Direen (a1) 4 4330x Life’s In A Spin (11) 57.5 .............. D Skerrett 5 2436x Motorboat Mike tdb (9) 57.5 .....D Bothamley 6 577x1 Jealous Much (4) 57 .................. A Frye (a2) 7 5485x Dubai Bear (2) 57........................ C Johnson 8 02838 Golden Tower m (5) 57 .............. C Lunn (a3) 9 x2190 Aint No Lollygagga (6) 55.5 D Prastiyou (a3) 10 166x0 Langham Lady (10) 55 ...........C Barnes (a2) 11 7x8x9 Arista (7) 54.5 ........................ M Haruki (a3) 12 84048 Moneyorthebox m (1) 54.5 ........ S Muniandy 13 0956x Slam Dunk m (13) 54.5 ......... A Morgan (a3) 14 x0004 Rubysmyne (8) 54 .....................R Black (a2) Blinkers on : I’m Empty (R2), Puddle Alley (R6) Blinkers off : Miss Citron (R2), Golden Castle (R5), Braemar (R6) Winkers on : Nancho Lass (R2), Golden Castle (R5)

M9 Palmerston North dogs Today at Manawatu Raceway

Palmerston North Greyhounds Venue: Manawatu Race- 4 1.16pm MANAWATU RACEWAY C1 C1, 375m way Meeting Date: 30 Sep 2013 NZ Meeting number: 9 1 66461 Individual Lily 21.94 .........................L Ahern Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 2 23232 Home Brewer 22.37 ......................A Speight 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 3 16787 Groovy Shane nwtd B &................G Atwood 10, 11 and 12 4 58151 Homebush Envy nwtd ...............J McInerney 1 12.16pm (NZT) AWAPUNI DASH C0 HT1 C0q, 375m 5 63345 Time For What nwtd ......................M Gowan 6 15242 Ten Eleven 22.24 U & ................ McCracken 1 47253 Adda Boy Zeke nwtd B & ..............G Atwood 7 67755 Dogged Dan nwtd ............................. R Hunt 2 75 Come On Mickey nwtd G & ............. J Clarke 8 32576 Chelsea’s Beauty 21.75 ............... T Downey 3 Ruapehu nwtd G &.......................... J Clarke 9 84527 Sydenham Sam nwtd G &............... J Clarke 4 Thrilling Indy nwtd ........................... K Walsh 5 55766 Tai Baxter nwtd .........................J McInerney 10 77346 Rebel Joe 22.41 .............................. C Brider 6 48537 Big Job Jonesy nwtd ............J Woolston-Bell 5 1.34pm SINCLAIR PHOTO FINISH C1 C1, 457m 7 Bigtime Dasher nwtd ........................L Ahern 1 33377 Sand Buster nwtd..................... S Gommans 8 3 Under Milkwood nwtd.......................L Ahern 2 55535 Paddy Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 9 67647 Groovy Leo nwtd .......................J McInerney 3 46434 Cluain Meala nwtd ..................... B Johnston 10 57875 Fantastic Anna nwtd.....................P Blanche 4 65734 Bigtime Tip 26.79 .............................L Ahern 5 36124 King Lumpy 26.45 F &....................Turnwald 2 12.36pm WOODVILLE DASH C0 HT2 C0q, 375m 6 51138 Billy Holmes nwtd G & .................... J Clarke 1 243F2 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd ............E Duganzich 7 78772 Inner Beauty nwtd ...................... B Johnston 2 5763 No No Romeo nwtd..........................G Quirk 8 85623 Another Another nwtd ...............J McInerney 3 Ngauruhoe nwtd G & ...................... J Clarke 9 7x478 Draco Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 4 Tongariro nwtd G & ......................... J Clarke 5 2 Miss Jolt nwtd ..................................L Ahern 10 57784 Tepirita Tuiteka nwtd......................B Mitchell 6 56472 Vinny Doon nwtd B & ....................G Atwood 6 1.51pm MARTON DASH C2 C2, 375m 7 56 Dodgy Pockets nwtd...................... M Gowan 1 22741 Ya Laughin’ 21.95 ..........................B Mitchell 8 22 Thrilling Mayhem nwtd .................... K Walsh 2 22223 Uno Orange 21.82 ..........................S Maher 9 46585 Boot The Cash nwtd................ T McCracken 3 76144 Captain Osti nwtd.............................G Quirk 10 F8751 Botany Dave nwtd .....................J McInerney 4 88237 Chelseas Babe 22.02................... T Downey 5 87431 Eunuchs Luck 21.85..................A Blackburn 3 12.56pm J P PRINT PETONE C1 C1, 375m 6 77418 Bulet Tooth Tony 21.65 .....................R Waite 1 88888 Judy In Disguise nwtd ................R N Maisey 7 55172 Double Tapp 22.03 ........................M Gowan 2 5F441 Yes He Will 22.29 ............................. I Moore 8 63211 Genia Haka 22.07 .....................J McInerney 3 45686 Yaldhurst Edward nwtd..............J McInerney 9 38335 Botany Jessie nwtd ...................J McInerney 4 11244 Stiff Drink 22.06 F & .......................Turnwald 5 24413 High Calibre 22.23 ..................... B Johnston 10 54275 Tenkay Down 21.85.....................S Drysdale 6 32443 Cawbourne Anna nwtd..............J McInerney 7 2.09pm ASHURST DASH C3 C3, 375m 7 73126 Actual Lily nwtd ................................L Ahern 1 47722 Run Junior Run 21.79 .................A Turnwald 8 37887 Azure Dreams nwtd G & ................. J Clarke 2 18148 Shaga Banga Bang 22.08 G &...........Denby 9 85427 Thrilling Halo 21.80 .......................M Gowan 3 37816 Queen Cobra 21.84 ......................... A Clark 10 77346 Rebel Joe 22.41 .............................. C Brider 4 62426 Kazillion 21.83...................................D Edlin

The journey to Riccarton’s New Zealand Cup Week Carnival will start at Gore today for the Brian and Shane Anderton trained pair of Valiant and News Flash. Both horses will contest the AON Insurance Brokers Handicap (1200m) with Brian Anderton looking for a forward showing to justify their nomination for richer prizes during Cup Week. “Valiant showed plenty of promise as a three-year-old and after a good break during the winter he has pleased us so far in his work to date,” he said. “He has had a couple of jump-outs and won them both so he is ready for a race however the track will be the key for him. They have had some rain down there and although he will handle a slow surface he wouldn’t want it any worse than that. Anderton has the rating 85 2500 metre race on New Zealand Cup day as the main target for News Flash while Valiant will be aimed at a suitable 1400 or 1600 metre event during the Carnival.

Walker standing firm

M6 Gore gallops Gore RC Venue: Gore Meeting Date: 30 Sep 2013 NZ 2 124x4 Esprit D’Or td (2) 57 ................... A Frye (a2) Meeting number: 6 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 3 23354 Saragarhi d (1) 56.5 ..................... D Skerrett and 8 Trebles: 2, 3 and 4; 6, 7 and 8 4 23242 Belle D’Or m (5) 54 ...................R Black (a2) 1 1.07pm HOKONUI CONTRACTING LTD MAIDEN 5 70562 Gossip Girl td (4) 54 .............. A Morgan (a3) 6 31705 Amigo dm (6) 54 ........................ V Johnston $8000, MDN, 1000m 1 0x Alfie’s Belle (7) 58.5 ........... D Prastiyou (a3) 4 2.52pm DAVIS SHEARING FILLIES & MARES MDN 2 Doge’s Palace (8) 58.5 ................ C Johnson $12,000, MDN F&M, 1200m 1 4622x I’m A Taart (8) 57.5 ................... S Muniandy 3 Five Kings (6) 58.5 ................. M Haruki (a3) 2 050x2 Alyssa Belle (10) 57.5 ............ M Haruki (a3) 4 2x2x Muddles b (1) 56.5 ....................R Black (a2) 3 5230x Ellies Choice h (2) 57.5 .............R Black (a2) 5 Courtabadhabit (5) 56 ...................... J Bates 4 8726x Four Gees (5) 57.5 ............. D Prastiyou (a3) 6 Our Castle h (4) 56 ..................J Chong (a3) 5 8257x Polly’s Sister h (9) 57.5 .............. A Frye (a2) 7 7x Barter (3) 54...........................C Barnes (a2) 6 70994 Sweet But Neat (6) 57.5............ C Lunn (a3) 8 Oriental Bronze (2) 54................ V Johnston Ishiacourt (7) 57.5 ..........................R Bishop 2 1.42pm CLEARWATER CRUTCHING MDN $7000, 7 8 Last Danske h (4) 57.5..................... J Bates MDN, 2000m 9 62x Avow (1) 55 ............................. T Direen (a1) 1 4632x Rugby Street b (2) 57.5..................R Bishop 2 62297 See You At Divas (1) 57.5 .......... V Johnston 10 36x4 Libetto (3) 55 .............................. V Johnston 3 63360 Down Here Up There (4) 57.5 ..... C Johnson 5 3.27pm CLOVER EXPORT MAIDEN $7000, MDN, 4 45644 Misscattlecreek h (6) 57.5 ................ J Bates 1335m 1 62445 Riccioli (6) 58.5 ..............................R Bishop 5 04059 Miss Citron (3) 57.5...................R Black (a2) 2 7039x Scottey (7) 58.5.........................R Black (a2) 6 8 I’m Empty (5) 57.5..................... S Muniandy 3 074x6 Kung Fu Panda (10) 58.5 .........D Bothamley 7 x9080 Nancho Lass (7) 57.5.............C Barnes (a2) 3 2.17pm GORE TOWN & COUNTRY CLUB RATING 4 0407x Gold Coat (5) 58.5 ...................... C Johnson 5 6 Little Crackahs (4) 58.5 .................... J Bates 85 HANDICAP $8000, Rating 85 Benchmark, 2000m 6 0x Great Guns (8) 58.5 ........... D Prastiyou (a3) 1 1134P Aronsay m (3) 62.5............. D Prastiyou (a3)

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5 23783 Another Becky nwtd ..................J McInerney 6 56163 Homebush Rick 21.68 ............. T McCracken 7 71177 Flirt Academy 21.45 U & ............ McCracken 8 25375 Cawbourne Bully nwtd .....................G Quirk 9 58857 Homebush Coco 22.11 .............J McInerney 10 87788 Sands of Time 21.84 ..................R N Maisey 8 2.26pm WWW.RACINGDOGS.CO.NZ C3 C3, 375m 1 45631 Talk It Over 21.55 ................................ L Bell 2 66628 Opawa Charlie 21.97 .............. T McCracken 3 17243 Jackson Town nwtd U & ............. McCracken 4 56417 Thrilling Terror 21.78 ........................G Quirk 5 63767 Big Token nwtd ..........................J McInerney 6 8735F Fire Boy Baxter 21.55 ...............J McInerney 7 73334 Jack’s First nwtd ............................... A Clark 8 52463 Peno Boy nwtd J L Black & ..........A J Steele 9 58857 Homebush Coco 22.11 .............J McInerney 10 87788 Sands of Time 21.84 ..................R N Maisey 9 2.44pm CLOVERLEA DASH C4 C4, 375m 1 16145 Smidged 21.46 ..............................A Speight 2 25342 Cosmic Fury 21.65 ...........................L Ahern 3 14888 Juke Box Boy 21.46 ................ L MacDonald 4 21583 Time’s Up 0.00 G & ............................Denby 5 58857 Bob’s Your Uncle 21.68 ..................... R Hunt 6 74527 Shanghai Sam 21.36 .......................L Ahern 7 74747 Homebush Boris nwtd ...............J McInerney 8 13313 Fierce Star 21.24 F & .....................Turnwald 9 65661 Bee Rabbit 21.62 .............................L Ahern 10 56365 All The Rage 21.91 U & ............. McCracken 10 3.02pm SHANNON DASH C5 C5, 375m 1 36662 Attire 21.52 U &.......................... McCracken 2 58146 Ever So Hopeful 21.63 G & ................Denby 3 35613 Darlyne Ottey 21.34 .........................L Ahern 4 45113 Red Moova Hoova 21.60 G & ............Denby 5 15473 Decado 0.00........................................ L Bell 6 18411 Kiwi Girl nwtd J L Black & ............A J Steele 7 13355 Uno Allegro 21.56 ............................L Ahern 8 13223 Daddy Lowe 21.17 ...........................L Ahern 9 61F78 Swapan 21.76 U & ..................... McCracken

10 31787 Chemically Free 21.48 ....................M Olden

11 3.20pm FEILDING STAKES C4/5 C4/5, 457m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

11224 Mammy Brown 26.15 .......................L Ahern 13122 Rene Ranger 26.13..........................L Ahern 61576 Superior Izmir 26.13 F & ................Turnwald 74541 Bigtime Karen 26.86 ........................L Ahern 63331 Laugh Like Santa 26.07 ...................L Ahern 55232 Bigtime Jet nwtd...............................L Ahern 38142 Graduation 26.33 .............................L Ahern 24656 Hello Ello 26.12 .......................... B Johnston 18638 Another Breeze 26.48 ...............J McInerney 12 3.45pm FOXTON STAKES C2/3 C2/3, 457m 1 11114 Thrilling Zoom 26.24 ....................... K Walsh 2 8x163 Lady Anabella 26.57 F &................Turnwald 3 77757 Mi Ti Pa 26.26 ..................................L Ahern 4 54418 Crushed Monkey 26.34 U & ....... McCracken 5 41125 Phone Tap nwtd F & .......................Turnwald 6 52347 El Jetta 26.41 ...................................L Ahern 7 53564 Deceiver 26.24 ................................M Olden 8 75582 Fulla Torque 27.02 ...........................G Quirk Emergencies: 9 14138 Addicted nwtd ..................................L Ahern 10 66523 Thanks Charlie nwtd .................J McInerney LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

SELECTIONS Race 1: Under Milkwood, Thrilling Indy, Bigtime Dasher Race 2: Thrilling Mayhem, Miss Jolt, Vinny Doon, Tongariro Race 3: Stiff Drink, Actual Lily, High Calibre, Yes He Will Race 4: Individual Lily, Home Brewer, Homebush Envy Race 5: Bigtime Tip, King Lumpy, Inner Beauty Race 6: Ya Laughin’, Uno Orange, Captain Osti Race 7: Run Junior Run, Flirt Academy, Cawbourne Bully, Race 8: Talk It Over, Jack’s First, Jackson Town, Peno Boy Race 9: Cosmic Fury, Shanghai Sam, Fierce Star Race 10: Kiwi Girl, Attire, Darlyne Ottey, Daddy Lowe Race 11: Rene Ranger, Mammy Brown, Superior Izmir Race 12: Thrilling Zoom, Mi Ti Pa, El Jetta, Phone Tap

Danny Walker won’t be tempted to press any further ahead with his inform sprinter Twilight Dragon and will send him to the paddock at the top of his game. “I’m quite prepared to put him away now and then bring him back in the autumn,” the Ardmore Lodge trainer said. Walker will stick to his plan despite the ease of Twilight Dragon’s success in the Ventell Handicap at Ellerslie on Saturday. He ran his rivals into the deck to record his fifth win from his last seven starts and sixth from 11 appearances. The Spartacus gelding set up a strong gallop in front and cruised home under apprentice Kevin Leung to account for Maximum Height by three lengths.

Spellbinder impressive Spellbinder has staked an ultraimpressive claim for upcoming Group One honours with a performance at Ellerslie on Saturday that has earned her early equal favouritism for the New Zealand 1000 Guineas. The unbeaten record of the dashing daughter of O’Reilly was never under any threat when she thumped her rivals in the Listed Allied Workforce Soliloquy Stakes. She won the event by six and a-half lengths and now shares a $4 quote with the Gr.3 Gold Trail Stakes winner Bounding for the New Zealand Bloodstock-sponsored Guineas at Riccarton on November 16. Spellbinder is trained by Jason Bridgman, who also saddled the runner-up Ruthless Lady.

Colt eyes up Derby It may be a giant leap from a Rating 65 event at New Plymouth to Flemington, but Rudy Liefting has faith in the staying ability of Astute And Agile to bridge that gap. The Pukekohe Park horseman’s Australian Group One ambition moved a step closer on Saturday when the colt won the Juffermans Surveyors 1800. “There’s a very, very good chance he’ll go now and what we said in the last few days was that he had to win and we’re looking at the Geelong Classic and then the VRC Derby,” Liefting’s wife Megan said. “Rudy has always liked this horse and being by St Reims you would expect him to stay.” - NZ Racing Desk

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Mexico facing white out By Michael Burgess If the All Whites, as expected, face Mexico in November’s World Cup playoffs, it won’t just be New Zealand versus the might of Mexico - it will be the Kiwis against the rest of the footballing world. In terms of playing numbers, economic power and supporter base Mexico are in the top five nations in the football world, and their absence from Brazil would be a severe blow to the tournament and its related economies. If Mexico were somehow put out by New Zealand, the overall impact has been estimated to be upwards of US$600 million ($725 million) to the tournament. “The economic impact of Mexico not making the World Cup would be immense,” says Mexican football historian and author Leon Krauze. “One sports marketing analyst has estimated that the impact would be around $600m if you count sponsorship, television deals, advertising revenue and the lead up matches - and I think that is a conservative figure. Aside from Mexico, look at the American economy and the impact that the team has there, especially in the south-west - California, Arizona, Texas - it’s absolutely immense. For Mexican and Hispanic companies the impact of the Mexican team not being there would be huge, almost impossible to measure.” According to Krauze, sales of the Mexican team shirt at the 2010 World Cup outstripped all others (more than 1.2 million units sold) and around 15,000 Mexicans travelled to South Africa to follow El Tri. That figure would be expected to double - or triple - with the quadrennial tournament held in the Americas for the first time

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since 1994 and only the third time since 1970. From this distance it’s perhaps difficult to understand that vast, uber economy that is Mexican football. The top two television companies own several professional teams between them while Telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim (currently the second richest man on the planet) took a stake in two first division teams last year. “Football is huge for the television companies and the national team is their biggest product,” says Mexican football journalist Martin del Palacio. “Non qualification would be a catastrophe for them and it also affects the entire economy of the Mexican FA.” With only two matches to play in the final stages of the North and Central American playoffs, Mexico sit in fifth place, three points back from Honduras and behind Panama on goal difference. La Verde has only won one of their eight games, scoring just four goals and dismissing two coaches in the process. Mexico haven’t missed a World Cup since 1982 and while there have been occasional struggles, it is hard to remember anything like this. “It’s a huge crisis at the moment,” says Krauze. “We are on

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the brink and it is no longer a given that we will qualify.” Still, Mexico remain the most likely opponents for the All Whites in the home and away games on November 14 and 20. It will be difficult to catch Honduras but Mexico will be favoured to beat Panama at home next month, in a match that should decide fourth place. The first leg would see the All Whites face the hardest match in their history, even more difficult than the famous game against China in Singapore in 1981 or the clash with then world champions Italy at the 2010 World Cup. “Mexico’s main advantage will be the Azteca Stadium and the altitude (2421m) of Mexico City,” says Krauze. “With everything on the line it is going to be insane. To play at Azteca Stadium is very tough, particularly for teams that are not used to the stadium or the altitude. There is smog, pollution, passionate fans - the stadium is going to be boiling.” While New Zealand is justifiably proud of the All Blacks’ unbeaten home record at Eden Park since 1994, the Mexican team have lost just twice in 77 official matches at the Azteca Stadium. The stadium, fifth largest in the world, has a capacity of more than 105,000 and also witnessed icons Pele and Diego Maradona lifting the World Cup. “Playing there is a test of courage and endurance most of all and not an experience that I would wish on any team. “It’s no coincidence that Mexico has been basically unbeaten in official matches there for half a century. But who knows? It could go down as golden chapter in New Zealand’s sporting history. “New Zealand is known for courage in sport and they are going to need it.” - NZHSUN

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Puzzles Monday, September 30, 2013 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. Not much of a fleet, but much inside to fill one (8) 7. Bone I bit a mouthful of (5) 8. Flower to ask for on getting first-rate comeback (7) 9. Pants from component parts of the chest? (7) 10. Eagle one will soundly be worthy of (4) 12. Consider how one might give back an image (7) 14. A very particular old copper (7) 17. What one cannot retain and consume, one is told (4) 18. It’s the bird for the fainthearted person (7) 21. Take great pleasure in sweetmeat from Turkey (7) 22. Tree one can propel with oars, if old (5) DOWN 23. Cyclist in open event, 1. Was lying a little (6) acting as carriage guard? (8) 2. Make a plan how to supply church with music? (8) 3. Hostelries in opposing directions (4) 4. Article in paper alien might ask to be taken to (6) 5. Old English old boy first with this instrument (4) 6. Deep voice and French hound (6) 7. To trade disgracefully – in cars? (7)





















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11. Make denser head-change for 18 Across (7) 13. Made bigger version, though already big in the end (8) 14. Get hold of what’s fast (6) 15. Carriage to bring ashore to the French (6) 16. One alternative to the marriage vows (6) 19. State I am almost indebted to a finish (4) 20. It can’t clearly be seen (4)

QUICK ACROSS 1. Discretion (4) 8. Work (10) 9. Incline (8) 10. Vague (4) 12. Help (6) 14. Ship’s flag (6) 15. Looked after (6) 17. Accident (6) 18. Costly (4) 19. An excess of words (8) 21. Imprecise (10) 22. Lodgings (4)



CRYPTIC Across 1. Outclassed 6. Shim 10. Fourletter words 11. Early bird 12. Twice 13. Snafu 15. Glower 19. Jennet 20. Stamp 23. Refer 24. Privatise 26. A fighting chance 27. Styx 28. Hearing-aid Down 1. Offsets 2. Teucrian 3. Lolly 4. Sitting in 5. Emend 7. Horrid 8. Mastery 9. Twitters 14. Unearths 16. Outrigger 17. Hacienda 18. Portals 21. Prebend 22. Effigy 24. Pride 25. Ashen QUICK Across 1. Faints 5. Masked 9. Mosaic 10. Libels 11. Fine 12. Ensuring 14. Hectic 16. Ridges 19. Manpower 21. Late 22. Loosed 23. Sniped 24. Duress 25. Dodged Down 2. Agonise 3. Nearest 4. Sacred cow 6. Adieu 7. Keening 8. Designs 13. Surprised 14. Humbled 15. Candour 17. Dallied 18. Extreme 20. Opens

DOWN 2. Belligerent (10) 3. Look after (4) 4. Optimistic (6) 5. Strongly dislike (6) 6. Accent (8) 7. Remain (4) 11. Veering (10) 13. Roundabout (8) 16. Eat greedily (6) 17. Deadly (6) 18. Platform (4) 20. Frozen (4)



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YOUR STARS by Forecasters

ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) You are heading into some extraordinary developments on the relationship front over the coming months. Communication is key. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) While you have the ideas, mindset and intellectual savvy to work smarter, the road to success is a work in progress. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) With Mercury’s intellectual savvy and the Moon’s intuitive influence both operating in a strategic way, you’ve got plenty of professional acumen. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) It’s on the home and family front that you have the resources needed to keep the communication lines open and plenty of ideas to work with. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Mercury wraps up his 3 week visit to your communication sector today and after showing you how it’s done it’s up to you to keep the momentum going. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) You’ll retain a smart head for money for as long as you use it and with income opportunities continuing to develop there’s plenty of incentive. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) It’s on the income front that you have some clear expectations, the power to move mountains if you have to and a need to challenge your excuses. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Mercury’s return to your sign gives you the articulation and intellectual savvy that allows you to work smarter and to play your A game. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) From today there is a greater need for time to hear yourself think, with a chance to get your head around the past and to process things. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) While a lot of water will pass under the bridge before construction on the road to success is complete, it’s essential to have a game plan. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) While your professional relationships will have plenty of support today, your personal ones may require smart time management. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) As Mercury leaves your financial sector today hold onto the smart head for money developed over recent weeks, in what is a case of use it or lose it.

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Family Notices 22 Ashburton Guardian DEATHS

COTTON-KERNOHAN, Ruby Ellen (nee Evans) - On September 27, 2013, at Ashburton. Aged 91 years. Cherished wife of the late Alan Cotton (Naseby) and dearly loved partner of the late James (Jim) Kernohan (Twizel, Ashburton). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Alan and Diane (Kaiapoi), and Joy and Wayne Campbell (Dunedin). Much cherished Nana of Debbie and Kirk Perriman, Tina and Jamie Nyberg, Nadia and Aidan Bird, Kim, Mark and Emily, and great Nana Ruby of Cody, Mikayla, Billie, Hailee, and Oakley. Second mother and special friend of Marilyn and Steve Cross, Austen and Donna Kernohan, and Nana Ruby of Nick and Siobhan, Rachel and Andrew, and Joseph and Jasmine. Special great Nana Ruby of Sam, Bill and Izzie. Sister-inlaw of Elsie Evans and greatly loved Aunt of all her nieces and nephews. Messages to c/- 100 Beach Road East, RD7 Ashburton 7777. A service to celebrate Ruby’s life

will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on WEDNESDAY October 2, commencing at 11am. Followed by cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services, FDANZ Ashburton






RAYMOND, Keith Leslie – 10-08-1934 – 30-09-2012. In loving memory of Keith who passed away a year ago today. We still miss you and wish you were here. Love from all your family.



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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 2:00 pm, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday 231.6 Nth Ashburton at 2:00 pm, yesterday


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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 10.2 10.8 Max to 4pm 5.4 Minimum 1.8 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 1.2 15hr to 4pm September to date 41.0 Avg Sep to date 48 2013 to date 656.4 510 Avg year to date Wind km/h SE 13 At 4pm Strongest gust SE 20 Time of gust 3:53pm

12:58 7:00 1:22 7:33 1:41 7:45 2:04 8:14 2:21 8:28 2:45 8:54 The times shown are for the Ashburton River mouth. For the Rangitata river mouth subtract 16 minutes and for the Rakaia river mouth subtract 6 minutes.



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High cloud with light winds.

Monday, 30 September 2013

A ridge moves north over central and northern New Zealand during tomorrow and Wednesday, while strong northwesterlies spread over the South Island, ahead of an approaching front. The front moves north over the southern half of the South Island during Wednesday, before weakening on Thursday.

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THURSDAY: High cloud. Light winds.



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Fine. Northeasterlies, turning northwest and becoming strong and gusty south of Rakaia.

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WEDNESDAY: Extensive high cloud. Strong NW, dying later.


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TOMORROW: Fine. Northeast turning strong northwest.




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TODAY: Morning cloud, then fine. Northeast developing.




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6am Breakfast 9am Good Morning 10am Ellen 3 11am House Gift Three interiordesign experts visit an ordinary home and compete to find a house gift that will win a permanent place in the heart of the household. Noon One News 0 12:30 Emmerdale PGR 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me PGR 3 2pm N May The Best House Win Four sets of home-owners are invited to judge one another’s houses based on interior design, homeliness, comfort and hospitality. 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Ellen With guest Jim Carrey. 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0


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6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Tiki Tour 0 6:55 Stitch! 3 0 7:25 Kung Fu Panda 3 0 7:50 Slugterra 0 8:15 Franklin 0 8:40 Mike The Knight 3 0 8:50 Fireman Sam 3 0 9am Infomercials 10:30 Neighbours 3 0 11am Home And Away 3 0 11:30 Shortland Street PGR 3 0 Noon N The Nine Lives Of Chloe King PGR 1pm Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm Bethenny 3pm Melissa And Joey 3 0 3:30 SpongeBob SquarePants 3 0 4pm Mako Mermaids 0 4:30 The Erin Simpson Show 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 Bella plays mediator; Evan’s drive pays off; Murray and Wendy take some time out. 0 7:30 The Middle Axl is assigned to be Sue’s partner on a Life Skills project at school; Brick’s school therapist tries to teach him how to make friends. 0 8pm Suburgatory PGR 0 8:30 Grey’s Anatomy PGR 0 9:30 Kitchen Nightmares AO 0 10:30 Private Practice PGR 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 Entertainment Tonight 3 Noon 3 News 12:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 30 1pm Dr Phil PGR 3 People who survived a cruise-ship disaster tell their story. 2pm The Dr Oz Show PGR 3 3pm Top Chef – All Stars PGR 3 4pm Rachael Ray 3 Dr Phil McGraw co-hosts; the do’s and don’ts of men’s summer fashion. 5pm Entertainment Tonight 5:25 Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals 3 Jamie cooks chicken fajitas, grilled peppers, salsa, rice, and beans, and prawn cocktail, king prawns, and sun-dried pan bread. 0 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 The Block NZ PGR The teams tackle the Bed Head Challenge. 0 8:35 M Eagle Eye AO 3 2008 Thriller. Two strangers are thrown together by a threatening phone call from a woman they have never met. Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan. 0

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV Holiday Edition 7:05 BeyWheelz A peaceful city becomes the site of a battle between good and evil. 7:30 Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 8am Sticky TV Holiday Edition 8:30 Planet Sheen 3 9am Ready, Steady, Wiggles 9:15 Peppa Pig 3 9:25 Tree Fu Tom 3 9:50 Humf 3 10am Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV Featuring Wonder Pets and Dragons – Riders Of Berk. 4:30 Four Live 6pm Everybody Hates Chris 3 6:30 Futurama 3 7pm The Simpsons PGR 3 0 7:30 How I Met Your Mother PGR 3 8pm New Girl PGR 3 8:30 Up All Night PGR 9pm Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 PGR 3 9:25 Raising Hope 3 9:55 Parks and Recreation PGR 10:25 The Ringer PGR

12:05 Football – Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup Final. 12:50 Find My Family 3 0 1:20 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0 1:45 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 News and current affairs from a Maori perspective. 2 0

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11:05 Nightline 11:45 Sons Of Anarchy AO 3 When Samcro pays a visit to another chapter, not everyone is happy to see the mother chapter. 0 12:55 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 City Impact Church

11:20 Excused AO Dating show in which singles looking for love try to win dates before being eliminated from contention. 11:45 Infomercials

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 N2K PGR 7am The Kitchen Job 8am Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 8:30 Grand Tours Of Scotland 9am From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means PG Charley Boorman embarks on a Pacific adventure, eventually finishing in Tokyo, Japan. 10am Ainsley’s Barbeque Bible 10:30 Cheese Slices 11am Ainsley’s Barbeque Bible 11:30 Saturday Cookbook 12:30 Waverider 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:30 Combat Hospital PGR 3:30 Make My Home Bigger 4pm Trish’s French Country Kitchen 4:30 Secret Meat Business 5pm Love Your Garden 6pm My Kitchen 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm Oddities 7:30 The London Market 8:30 Joanna Lumley In The Land Of The Northern Lights Joanna Lumley travels across Norway to view the stunningly beautiful Northern Lights. 9:30 Coast 10:30 Stupid Stupid Man A0 11pm Oddities 11:30 Combat Hospital


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SKY SPORT 2 Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 F Kai Time On The Road 8pm Project Matauranga 8:30 Native Affairs 9:30 The Nutters Club AO 10pm Tatai Hono 3 10:30 Rugby League – UK Super League 3


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6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 1:55 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? UK 3 2:55 Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 3:25 Nigella Feasts 3 Nigella makes chicken-and-sausage bake followed by chocolate honey-bee cake. 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

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Jemma Rotch sits in the stroke seat of a quad boat at the Ashburton College rowing squad’s training session at Lake Hood yesterday. PHOTO JOSEPH JOHNSON 290913-JJ-009

Dawn chorus for keen rowers BY JONATHAN LEASK


On a dismal day where it rained and they lost an hour of sleep, the Ashburton College rowers were still working hard on the waters of Lake Hood yesterday. After two months of getting

back into rhythm, the crews were again up at the crack of dawn to get the boats on the water for another day of training as they prepare for the start of the season. It’s still early days, but rowing coach Steve Beveridge is expecting to be dealing with a similar size squad to

last year. “At last count we had 18, with a few coming and going with winter sports still winding down.” As well as introducing handful of new girls and a couple of boys to the rigours of rowing, Beveridge has also had to deal with a “revolt” from his coxswains who are all keen

to pick up an oar rather than make the calls. Next weekend Beveridge will take three rowers to the R2K singles regatta at Lake Ruataniwha, where Kate Hayman, Georgia Lysaght and Adam Hodge will compete. Hayman will also compete in the Interprovincial under

20 regatta in the Canterbury women’s quad on Sunday. In terms of the Ashburton College crew as a whole, their competitive season starts with the Aoraki championships which will be held in early November, to be followed by the Ashburton rowing regatta at Lake Hood.

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Chris Johnson chasing Gore wins



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