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Family grapples with charred reality BY SUE NEWMAN


Bianca MacDonald and Daniel Newton have hit rock bottom. On Monday their Ashburton home of two years was destroyed by fire and yesterday as they sifted through the ruins, they said they faced a future without money, possessions or a place to live. But they’re also smiling because they and their 16-month-old daughter Shelby were unhurt in the fire. When your home has been destroyed, it’s the small things that make you smile – and make you cry, Bianca said. “Yes we’ve lost everything and we weren’t insured, but we did find a couple of photo albums. We’ve still got the only photo we had taken of us and all of Shelby’s photos are on my computer at school.” This is the third time she has lost her home. The first time was in the September 2010 earthquake, the second in February 2011. She’s clinging to the hope that bad things come in threes. “I was thinking, ‘God, I hope that’s it’ and then Daniel broke a mirror, but maybe a fire-damaged mirror doesn’t count.” Bianca was at polytech, Shelby at preschool when the fire started. Daniel had put a pan of oil on stove to heat and had left the room for a few minutes. When he returned flames were leaping up the kitchen wall.

“I ran outside to get the hose, then thought about the electricity. I raced back inside to find the switchboard, but there was smoke everywhere and I couldn’t find it. I lost my phone in the panic and just ran outside screaming,” he said. His screams alerted neighbours who called the fire brigade. “It’s just a blur. It happened so fast. You see that ad on the television, it happens way faster

than that. I’ve watched it a thousand times, but you think it will never happen to you.” As the couple sifted through the ruins of their life, Daniel said there was virtually nothing untouched by either the fire or smoke. They have a new flat to move into – in six weeks’ time. Until then they plan to live in a caravan on the house site. They’ll be living without power and wearing donated clothing, but

they’re not complaining. “It’ll be a bit like camping,” Daniel said. He says he’s as ‘gutted as the house’ about losing everything they owned, but says he’s done his crying. He’s now trying to be positive and look to the future. Their biggest need over the coming weeks, apart from clothing and household goods, will be finding somewhere to store donated items.

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A cluster of new skyscrapers transforming the London skyline are often blamed for spoiling the view. Now one has been accused of “melting” a car. A motorist said intense sunlight reflected from the “Walkie Talkie” - one of several flashy towers under construction in The City, London’s historic financial district - warped his Jaguar which he had parked across the road. The skyscraper’s developers said they were seeking to rectify the problem which they blamed on the position of the sun at certain times of day.




Parents under bullying spotlight Overbearing parents whose children are repeatedly bullied may be part of the problem, with new research showing kids can miss out on crucial social skills when parents are too protective. New Zealand has the world’s second-highest rate of school bullying, something researchers hope to address in a new trial which will coach parents on changing their own behaviour in a bid to help their children. The trial is based on a successful trial in Australia which found that if parents changed their behaviour, children who had been bullied regularly were bullied less.


Police probe claim Saint set fire to dwarf Police have launched an investigation into arguably Australian sport’s most bizarre story - claims an AFL player set fire to a dwarf. Dwarf entertainer Arthur Serevetas says his colleague Blake Johnston (above), who performs under the moniker Mr Big, had his clothing set alight by a St Kilda player running rampant with a stove gas lighter. The duo were hired to perform for Saints players the day after their season-ending win over Fremantle on Saturday.

Millipedes suspects in train crash Transport authorities are investigating whether hundreds of millipedes on the tracks may have caused a minor crash between two trains in a Perth suburb. A stationary train carrying passengers was shunted by an empty train at Clarkson, north of Perth, early yesterday, leaving several people complaining of sore necks. The Perth Transport Authority said the insects, which were spotted in their hundreds on the tracks, would be investigated as a possible cause.


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Signs of life return to the CBD By SuSan SandyS


The new face of Ashburton’s CBD is slowly being revealed as rebuild projects take shape. Scaffolding from the two-storey Holmeslee Courts retail, office and restaurant complex has been removed this week from its East Street section, while the Burnett Street section is due for completion in about six weeks. Michael Hill Jeweller is due to move in next week to the East Street section, while Vodafone will move to the second East Street retail site next door within the next month or so. Meanwhile, a restaurant has signed a tenancy agreement for the lower floor cafe-courtyard premises in the Burnett Street section of the complex. Complex owner Holmeslee Enterprises spokesperson, Mark Holmes, said yesterday he could not yet name the restaurant, which the owners planned to have open by Christmas. Both the East Street and Burnett Street sections of the building had office space upstairs, and Mr Holmes said he had had enquiry from potential tenants. There could be three offices upstairs in the Burnett Street section, or more or less than this figure, depending on what tenants wanted. An elevator was being built this week in the Burnett Street section. Mr Holmes said it was good to see the project coming to fruition after a long build involving about one dozen workers on site daily, and the involvement of four or five different types of engineers including hydro, structural and air conditioning. The cost of the building had been “huge”, with post-earthquake requirements having contributed to this.



Govt to foot bill for Pike mine re-entry By Laura MiLLS

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It was not a straight forward build, and he believed the courtyard and building features would add to its appeal. “I could’ve built a box but I wanted to build something a bit better than that,” he said. And it was good to see Burnett Street in particular shaping up as a row of six empty

shops across the road from Holmeslee Courts, which has replaced earthquake damaged historic buildings, had repairs completed. “It will be good to see Burnett Street get some life back into it. Hopefully we are turning a bit of a corner and we are seeing some rebuilding now instead of



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just demolition,” Mr Holmes said. Owner of three of the row of six shops across the road, Yep Ng, said yesterday a lease agreement had been confirmed for one of his sites, but he could not release any further details. He also understood one of the remaining three shops had already been leased.

The Government says it will fund a $7.2 million re-entry plan at Pike River Mine, with work to start as early as next month - almost three years after the November 2010 explosion that killed 29 men, who still lie where they died. Family members were told at a meeting in Greymouth late yesterday morning that Cabinet had approved conditional funding to explore the main tunnel leading up to the rockfall, which was brought down in a second explosion and blocks access to the bodies. Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges said it was a highly complex and technical operation that would be carefully managed in stages, with a risk assessment undertaken at each stage. The plan does not include entry into the main mine workings, which are located beyond the rockfall. He said the Government could not comment or speculate about getting into the mine workings until the tunnel reentry had been successfully achieved. The work is weather dependent but should start in October. The duration will depend on how each stage proceeds. Solid Energy chairman Mark Ford said it had to be satisfied that the mine atmosphere could be effectively managed before letting anyone back into the tunnel. It would know if that was possible after the ventilation shaft had been plugged. Solid Energy bought the devastated mine off the receivers for Pike River Coal Ltd. Mr Ford said any major variations would need to go back to the Solid Energy board. - APNZ

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Investment not paying dividends By Sue NewmaN

In spite of sinking money and resources into improving its communication with ratepayers, the Ashburton District Council is still failing to meet its communication targets. At a recent meeting of its finance and community services committee, councillors received the council’s triannual performance report which measures its achievements against targets for the year. When it came to communications, councillor Donna Favel said that at 78 per cent the coun-

cil was still well behind its target of 85 per cent satisfaction. “Try as we might for the past 12 months we’re not improving. We have established our communications working group and we’ve been trying to change it,” she said. While it might fly in the face of evidence, council community relations manager Gavin Thomas said he believed the council’s communications were improving. “We’re working hard on it, but it’s a big shift in community perception. We still compare pretty well with other councils in most performance

measures on communications and engagement.” Communications was something all councils were wrestling with and were trying to improve on, Mr Thomas said. The communications battle dates back several years and moves were first made to remedy the situation in 2010. A communications advisor’s position was advertised, but little progress was made with an appointment. It then called in a consultant to run an audit on its communication with residents and set about developing a communica-

tions strategy. It’s satisfaction rating continued to plunge each year in the annual residents’ survey and in mid 2012 the findings of its communications audit were released. They were damning. The council responded by signing off its communications strategy and appointing an inhouse communications officer. At last week’s meeting, councillors requested the council’s communications working group meet again before the end of the current council term to discuss progress on implementing the strategy.

Winchmore takes the honours

Name suppressed Because the stress of public identification as a sex offender was likely to kill him, a seriously unwell Dunedin man was granted final name suppression. The 68-year-old man was fined $1200, with court costs $130, and was ordered to pay $800 reparation to the victim when he was sentenced in the Dunedin District Court yesterday. He earlier admitted committing an indecent act against a vulnerable teenage girl. - APNZ

Jailed for fraud A real estate agent who tried to dupe an elderly widower out of his home had been previously reprimanded for mistreating a tenant and is now in jail for fraud. Jodie Louise Kitto’s “disturbingly fraudulent” scheme has resulted in her being banned by the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal from ever selling property again. - APNZ

Still in hospital Three people injured in a crash on Auckland’s Southern Motorway after a bank robbery on Monday are still in hospital. Two men in a BMW that collided with a ute near Papakura will have surgery and are likely to be discharged into police custody, pending their recovery, this week. The 57-year-old driver of the ute sustained serious neck injuries and is likely facing a longer stay in hospital. The men pulled from the BMW will both face charges of aggravated robbery, dangerous driving causing injury and failing to stop for police. - APNZ

By SuSaN SaNdyS It was New Zealand’s hottest winter, and Mid Canterbury in particular felt it. NIWA released its climate summary for winter yesterday, where Winchmore took the honours for having recorded the highest national temperature for the season - 22.1 degrees on June 2. It was highest equal with Kaitaia, which recorded the same temperature on August 13. Principal scientist Brett Mullan said many locations, especially across the South Island, recorded their highest mean temperatures for the season on record. “Furthermore winter 2013 was 0.3 degrees warmer than the previous warmest winter that was recorded in 1984, making this the warmest winter on record by a considerable margin,” Dr Mullan said. The nationwide average temperature in winter 2013 was 9.5 degrees, which was 1.2 degrees above the 1971 to 2000 winter average. And mean temperatures were “well above average”. However, while Ashburton featured in NIWA’s July statistics for having recorded its highest mean maximum air temperature ever, its generally warm temperatures throughout August did not break any records. The town made mention in the seasonal summary for having recorded its third highest wind gust on July 6, of 98 kilometres per hour. And Mid Canterbury made mention for the “severe snow event” of June 20 and 21. Unofficial snow depths of 30 centimetres or more were reported throughout the foothills and high country of Canterbury.

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Tragic end to life

Geoffrey Deal cattle on a grazing block in July 2011.

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Gulity plea to welfare charges A Mid Canterbury farmer has pleaded guilty to serious animal welfare charges. Geoffrey Edgar Walter Deal, 61, appeared in front of Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton District Court yesterday to face nine counts laid under the Animal Welfare Act, for failing to meet adequate standards of care and ill treatment of his dairy cattle, and refusing to comply with animal welfare inspectors. The court was told a national dairy co-operative was notified of serious problems on Deal’s property in the Eiffelton district, on November 2010 and May 2011. A dairy industry organisation was involved and following an inspection, described Deal’s stock as in poor to very poor condition. The farm was lacking in basic infrastructure, drinking water supply was inadequate, and calves on the property were malnourished and stunted. A plan was put in place but Deal made little effort to rem-

edy the situation. In June 2011 the matter was referred to the former Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. A subsequent vet inspection found the body weight of 70 per cent of the cows to be well below minimum standards – up to 100kg underweight. The vet diagnosed starvation and trace element deficiency. MAF contracted a farm consultant to provide professional assistance. However Deal was hostile and unreceptive to the advice offered, and a mandatory directive stipulating feed requirements was issued. By mid-July concerns were raised that some animals would not survive calving. Two vets, Federated Farmers’ representatives and another vet called in by Deal assessed the cattle, and decided that 92 should be culled – euthanised or sold to meat works. A decision was made to shoot two immediately to end their suffering. Post-mortems on

both showed evidence of severe malnutrition and parasite infestation. Arrangements were put in place to transport the animals to a nearby processing plant within seven days; twice Deal thwarted plans to slaughter the cows, breaching notices to do so. With the welfare of the animals in jeopardy, a court order was gained by MAF, forcing Deal to dispose of 122 of the remaining cattle, the majority being sold and put on new grazing. Deal was described as obstructive, unco-operative, threatening and belligerent throughout his dealings with the Ministry of Primary Industries. The ministry is seeking to recover $16,587 for veterinary services and burial costs. Judge Maze convicted Deal on all matters, and ordered a presentence report, including community detention appendices, for Deal’s sentencing date on October 29.

A British-born TV director who died in a 150-metre plunge while snowboarding at Whakapapa ski field has been described by friends as the “ultimate Kiwi thrill-seeker”. Caroline Johnstone, 44, had gone beyond danger signs when trying to retrieve a lost snowboard and slipped on ice in the accident on Saturday. She fell 15m over a cliff, before tumbling down a further 150m, police said. Now, her friends and civil union partner Chrissie Lahood are coming to terms with her death. - APNZ

Crackdown on Mob The Mongrel Mob has been targeted in police raids across New Zealand yesterday which resulted in 22 arrests, and 250 charges laid. Simultaneous search warrants involving 100 officers and police drug dogs were carried out on 20 addresses in Blenheim, Picton, Nelson, Hokitika, Lower Hutt, Auckland, Havelock North, Palmerston North and Christchurch. - APNZ

Kidnapping arrest Alleged kidnapper Phillip Layton Edwards has been found by police. Edwards, 33, has been on the run since allegedly kidnapping 2-year-old Gabriel Donnelly from the child’s house in Auckland on August 11. Gabriel was found later that day abandoned in a shed at the back of a Panmure property. His cries were heard by police conducting door-to-door searches. Police confirmed yesterday he was captured overnight. - APNZ

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Vet on a mission to teach dog safety By Sue NewmaN


If vet Nina Field has her way, every child in the Ashburton District would be dog-safe. She’s on a crusade to help children understand the safety rules around dogs and yesterday stopped off at Phoenix Preschool with black labrador Plum in tow. While many children might have dogs at home that they trusted, they needed to understand that not all dogs were friendly dogs, nor would all dogs welcome an approach by a child, Ms Field said. “We talk about the best way to greet dogs on the street and your own dogs too, so children don’t get bitten.” The golden rule when meeting a strange dog was not to immediately go up to it, but to ask permission from the owner first, and then let it sniff your hand before patting it. No dog could be trusted 100 per cent of the time, but there were things a child could do to ensure they kept themselves safe, particularly when approached by a strange dog, she said.

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“If you’re scared of a dog, don’t run away. Move quietly and slowly away and don’t stare at the dog, it might think

you want to fight.” Five-yearold Plum took yesterday’s preschool visit in her stride but not all dogs were as easy going and

children had to understand they should treat all strange dogs with a degree of caution, Ms Field said.

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‘Don’t leave while cooking’ BY EMMA CROPPER The Fire Department has called yesterday’s fire a classic case of unattended cooking gone wrong. The house fire at a Cambridge Street address left a family with only the clothes on their backs, after a fire broke out in their kitchen from unattended cooking.

Fire risk management officer Paul Tisley said 25 per cent of all house fires start in the kitchen, and 33 per cent of fatalities in New Zealand are caused by unattended cooking in the kitchen. Mr Tisley’s message to people is to never leave the kitchen when cooking and to always have a working smoke alarm fitted on to the ceiling.

Mr Tisley said the kitchen’s smoke alarm in yesterday’s fire had been sitting on top of the microwave. “If the one he had in the kitchen had been on the ceiling, it would have gone off a lot earlier.” “It still works, but takes more time to go off because smoke rises.” Mr Tisley said to make sure

there are no curtains over hanging an oven, or tea towels lying around. He said not to cook in dressing gowns or loose clothing that may catch fire. If a fire breaks out the easiest thing to do is to put a pot lid or an oven tray over it, and isolate the power at the main switch and mains. “If you are not confident, just get out and call 111.”

Landlord relieved everyone escaped When a rental property goes up in flames, the headaches begin for the landlord says Julianne Taylor. She has owned the Cambridge Street property destroyed by fire on Monday since 2005 and was on site yesterday with insurance assessors. While she is gutted to have lost her property, Mrs Taylor said she is simply relieved that no one was hurt in the fire. She was alerted to the blaze by a panicked phone call from tenant Bianca MacDonald. “It was an investment property so we’ll hopefully demolish it and put another on the site. These guys were great tenants. They’re lovely, the nicest couple. They looked after the place and it’s a shit that this has happened to them.” While she plans to rebuild on the section, Ms Taylor said that will take time and there will be a cost in lost rental income. “Unfortunately we’ve still got a mortgage to pay. We’ll just have to suck that up for six or seven months without any rent to pay this.” She took a three month mortgage holiday after the February 2011 earthquake and is unsure whether she will qualify a second time. The house was insured and smoke detectors were installed.

In brief ‘Abhorrent’ attack Two men who carried out a “serious and abhorrent” attack an 84-year-old man in his Northland home are likely to live nearby, police believe. The attack occurred some time between 1am and 5am on Friday at an isolated house 65km north of Kaitaia. The man needed hospital treatment for his injuries. Senior Constable Tracee Knowler said a struggle ensued after two intruders pushed the man up against a wall. They demanded alcohol, but left empty handed. - APNZ

Landlines out Gisborne and Hawkes Bay residents had limited access to landline calling yesterday. From around 11am, people calling from landlines were met mostly with an automated message that the system was overloaded. Telecom spokeswoman Holly Wilkinson said roughly 18,000 Telecom customers were affected by outages in the Napier region. The number of affected Gisborne residents was unknown. - APNZ

Missing woman found A 24-year-old woman who was missing overnight Monday after going to a Taranaki beach was found safe yesterday morning. The woman was forced to spend the night on the beach near Opunake after being caught out by the tide, acting Inspector Guy Callahan of central police communications said. She was found on the beach about 7.30am. - APNZ

Ticket sales brisk Ticket sales for Hawkes Bay’s match against Counties-Manukau this Saturday have “gone gangbusters” as Magpies fans gear up for the first Ranfurly Shield defence. The match at McLean Park, Napier will be the first defence in 44 years after the Magpies’ win over Otago on Sunday secured the famous interprovincial trophy. - APNZ

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Shorelines searches are being carried out for a holidaymaker who fell from a boat into the freezing waters of the Marlborough Sounds in the early hours of yesterday. The 45-year-old Blenheim man had been at Furneaux Lodge playing pool and “having a few beers” with his daughter and her boyfriend. Bar staff say the trio said they were going to stay the night on their 14-metre launch tied to the jetty. It appeared they then decided to leave the lodge, and were motoring through Endeavour Inlet of Queen Charlotte Sound - probably bound for the man’s bach at Marine Heads, near Ships Cove when it was believed the father fell in about 2am. His daughter and her boyfriend raised the alarm and a search was launched.They are now being interviewed by police who, along with the Coastguard, are conducting shoreline searches. - APNZ

Wanganui could be home to New Zealand’s first partnership school. The Auckland-based Villa Education Trust, headed by Wanganui-born Alwyn Poole, is one of four candidates in negotiations with the Government to open the first partnership - or charter - schools early next year. The trust has applied to open three schools - one in Wanganui and the other two in Auckland. - APNZ

Patients evacuated Patients undergoing dialysis at a renal unit had to be evacuated after a fire in an office tower in Porirua yesterday. The fire was reported on the second floor of the BNZ Tower about 11.20am. It was contained to the first floor. - APNZ

Escaped jail term Convicted of a sixth drink-driving offence, Mervyn James Wright was told he was very lucky not to be heading to jail. The 45-yearold Eketahuna farmhand was sentenced by Judge Tony Walsh in Masterton District Court to a raft of community-based sentences after previously pleading guilty to a charge of drink-driving. - APNZ

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‘Domestic’ ends in stabbing A young woman who retaliated by stabbing her partner during a domestic dispute will learn her fate next month. Renae Ngarimu Shakaiyah Wilson-McGlinchey appeared in the Ashburton District Court yesterday, for sentencing on a charge of wounding with intent to injure. However, Judge Joanna Maze had concerns about the recommendations for a communitybased sentence because the victim and the accused still live together. Wilson-McGlinchey and the victim became involved in an argument on June 13, while they were residing in a cabin in a holiday park. There was some discrepancy over whether she

was pulled to the ground, or punched – but she reacted by picking up a boning knife and stabbing her partner in the leg. He spent two days in hospital for treatment to the wound. Judge Maze said regardless of the degree of violence prior to the injury being inflicted, the degree of retaliation was excessive. Wilson-McGlinchey’s lawyer said his client was remorseful, had admitted her anger issues and of her own accord had sought help in the form of counselling. He asked the court to consider a sentence of intensive supervision to enable Wilson-McGlinchey to remain under the direction of probation services and continue with

her counselling. The victim had not wanted to pursue the charges, and in a letter handed up to Judge Maze he acknowledged throwing Wilson-McGlinchey to the floor. He considered she would have felt a need to defend herself. The Crown rejected the request saying intensive supervision would not address the objectives of sentencing – to denounce and deter, and asked for a term of imprisonment with leave to apply for home detention. Judge Maze said there were three sentencing options; intensive supervision coupled with community work; electronically monitored home detention or imprisonment with leave to ap-

ply for home detention. She rejected a community based sentence on the grounds it failed to reflect the seriousness of the offending, but said she had misgivings about an electronically monitored sentence as both parties lived together. “There are problems with the address which would require the offender to live at the address that is also the home of the victim,” she said, before putting off sentencing until October 1 to allow time to prepare new presentence reports. “I’m prepared to allow home detention to be considered, but the prisoner should come prepared for all sentencing options.”

Stash Rehash on again By SuSan SandyS

Jobs to go Holcim New Zealand has confirmed it will disestablish 15 permanent roles at its Westport plant and quarry. The announcement followed several weeks of consultation with staff over proposed changes. The company announced last month that its Westport factory would close once it had built a new terminal to import cement. - APNZ

Fire suspicious A house was destroyed after a suspicious fire in Canterbury early yesterday. The fire service was called to the scene on High Street on the outskirts of Leeston, about 5.30am, southern fire communications shift manager Karl Patterson said. The property was “well ablaze” by the time the four appliances arrived. - APNZ

Still fighting for life A 3-week-old baby continues to fight for her life after being injured at her Invercargill home. The little girl was rushed to hospital on Monday morning before being transferred to Auckland’s Starship Hospital. She remained in a critical condition in the hospital’s paediatric intensive care unit yesterday, a hospital spokesman said. - APNZ

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Boxes and bags full of fabric, lace, embroidery kits, patterns, buttons, sewing magazines and other knick-knacks are coming in in their hundreds as volunteers prepare for the Stash Rehash this weekend. The annual Canterbury Arthritis fundraiser will be held on Sunday from 11am to 2pm at the Ashburton Sports Hall. Volunteers including Rowena Hart (pictured) are this week sorting items into neat units and pricing items from $1 to $5. Fellow volunteer Val Le Lievre has provided the venue for drop-offs and sorting, and boxes cover the floor in just about every room of her house. Both Mrs Hart and Mrs Le Lievre are expecting people will flock to the fourth annual sale, which saw them last year raise about $4500.

A motorist temporarily blinded by sun-strike crashed into the back of a truck and trailer unit yesterday, leaving him with spinal injuries and lacerations. The 48-year-old’s vehicle hit the trailer as it was being pulled up the hill near Te Pohue on the Napier-Taupo Road late yesterday. He was flown by rescue helicopter to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for treatment. - APNZ

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A truck carrying a digger crashed into a property in Auckland yesterday. The truck smashed through a wooden fence into the grounds of the home on Rosedale Road, Albany, shortly before 8am. The truck - with a digger loaded onto its trailer - appeared to have rolled backwards into the property. Police said there didn’t appear to be any serious damage to the property and nobody was injured. - APNZ


Classic Kiwi comedy with a twist at the end By SuSan SandyS Methven Resort will be the “perfect backdrop” for Happy Coupling by the Methven Theatre Company next month. Directed by Ashburton’s Jackie Heffernan, the tale of Digby’s and Mandy’s respective stag and hen parties, on the same evening in one hotel, will fittingly stage at the resort from October 9 to 12. “We’re very excited to perform this show at Methven Resort because it’s the perfect backdrop for a stag and hen’s

night. Our actors have begun rehearsing in the resort and are enjoying being part of a working hotel. By the time we open we’ll be part of the furniture,” Mrs Heffernan said. This year’s cast is all Methven-based and includes long-standing performers alongside relative newcomers. The lead roles of Digby and Mandy will be played by Alister Body and Alaya Burgess. Remaining members include teenagers Charlie Suyker and Marcus Body alongside Mount Hutt College teachers Jo Brennan and Wayne Pan-

nett. Janine Holland, James Halford, Tammy Dickson and Louise Sandlant complete the cast. Complementing the play is Kiwi music performed by locals including Pixie Churchin, Chris Woods and a band from Mount Hutt College. New Zealand songs by Dave Dobbyn, Gin Wigmore, Bic Runga and Split Enz will set the scene for the party scenes. Happy Coupling is a new play written by the Court Theatre’s Ross Gumbley and has only been performed a few times in New Zealand.

Mrs Heffernan says audiences can expect to be hugely entertained as the stag and hen parties go awry with secrets unravelling and long-held desires aired. “Locals will relate to the characters in Happy Coupling as they’re gripped by wedding fever and nothing goes to plan. It’s a classic Kiwi comedy with an ending you won’t see coming.” Tickets go on sale later this month with one evening performance for the first three nights, and two evening performances on the final night.

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Landlord faces big bill for damage By Emma CroppEr Ashburton’s Richard Tucker had the worst tenants ever when his Christchurch rental had its walls ripped out, rubbish left on the lawn, furniture stolen and had been plastered in graffiti inside and out. Mr Tucker had moved to Ashburton five years ago after being offered a job at Guardian Print. However, after being only offered $20,000 under his asking price to sell his home he reluctantly decided to rent the house out. Mr Tucker struck disaster when the earthquakes drove away the initial tenants, and he had to advertise on TradeMe for new ones. The lease was taken over by a male whose girlfriend, two children and a dog moved in, Mr Tucker said. “I had said in my TradeMe advert I didn’t want children and dogs because the place had just been redone up by EQC.” Mr Tucker started receiving phone calls from their neighbours about noise, parties and damage that was happening at the property. He had given the tenant two verbal and a written warning to leave the house, but the neighbours had kept calling Mr Tucker telling him they were punching in the walls. “I reported her to the police, who could not help as it was a civil matter. I contacted the Tenancy Tribunal who told me I had to give her 14 days notice to repair the damage. “But once she received the eviction notice in writing she proceeded to damage the inside walls over two separate parties,” Mr Tucker said. “It was completely hopeless.” Mr Tucker’s said he was intimidated by the tenant, and when he rung the police four

The inside of Mr Tucker’s rental property in Christchurch which was trashed by his tenants. Photo suPPlied Right: Richard Tucker the owner of the vandalised house. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 030913-tM-120

times to come over during an inspection, they never showed up. “She had texted and said it was not a good idea to come over. ‘I have friends around and can’t guarantee your safety’.” Mr Tucker believes there is about $10,000 to $20,000 worth of damage at the house.

“I can’t wait for her to pay repairs.” EQC have said the house will be a rebuild, but it would not be until 2016. However, Mr Tucker can not leave the house without anyone in it for that long. “I can’t wait that length of time so will have to pay myself.” “I’m very reluctant to let it out again.”

Can you really afford that item? ‘Vigorous cold front’ By SuSan SandyS You may well deserve that new piece of jewellery, that trip away, that new appliance or that new car, but can you afford it? This is the question Ashburton Budget Advisory Service is wanting Mid Cantabrians to ask themselves as it deals with a soaring number of new clients. Manager Carol Brown said this week in particular, which is Money Week, she wanted residents to sit down a do a budget, whether they thought they might need one or not. In July the service took on 29 new clients, its highest monthly figure ever. The year ended June 30, 2012, there was 141 new clients, and 165 last year. This year

was tracking to be higher still. Everybody should sit down and do a budget, not when you are in trouble or can’t afford to pay for something. “It should be a regular thing to do because we never know what’s around the corner,” Mrs Brown said. The main issue she wanted to highlight was debt. Many people too commonly racked up expenditure on their credit cards or turned to a bank or finance company for a personal loan. Personal loan interest rates had increased and she knew of one finance company which was advertising 24.95 per cent a couple of years ago today charged 30 per cent. And two years ago when she

would see clients with $500 to $600 power account arrears, today she was seeing clients with $1500 to $1800 arrears. Many people bought cars and household items such as televisions, beds and refrigerators, using money they did not have, and ended up paying much more than the original price. One of her clients had a $200 debt they did not pay and by the time a debt company had added its collection costs and legal fees, her client owed $1800. And Mrs Brown urged those needing help from the budget advisory service to seek it sooner rather than later. “Some come in here and say my power is going to be cut off tomorrow,” she said.

heading our way Southerly gales and heavy snow are expected over the South Island and lower North Island today and tomorrow. The MetService yesterday issued a weather warning for a “vigorous cold front”, expected to reach the lower South Island by midnight last night, then move rapidly north over the country today. “Strong to gale southerlies spread over the country behind this front, with snow to low levels about southern and eastern parts of the South Island and lower North Island. “Snow is expected to lower

to 100 metres about Southland and southern parts of Otago Wednesday morning, to 200 metres about Canterbury Wednesday afternoon, then to 100 metres about southern Marlborough (south of Ward) Wednesday evening.” Snow accumulations may approach “warning amounts” above 300 metres about Southland and southern parts of Otago today, and about northern Canterbury (north of Waipara) and southern Marlborough (south of Ward) above 400 metres later today and early tomorrow.

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A liveable wage is surely fair Coen Lammers EDITOR


he Labour Party roadshow has highlighted one of the biggest conundrums in the district and wider New Zealand. Despite the booming economy in Mid Canterbury, far too many hard-working people still hover around the breadline. Anyone trying to feed a family on the minimum wage of $13.50 an hour will tell you how tough it is to make ends meet. David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson, who are both vying for the Labour leadership, have pounced on this issue and have both promised to get all New Zealand workers up to $18.40 an hour, which some experts have determined as the minimum living wage in this country. It is not hard to see that many New Zealanders would be tempted by this prospect to vote for Labour, but Prime Minister John Key has rubbished the plans, even joking that he might as well raise the wage to $30 as hour. Our Guardian news team asked local employers and employees and were surprised that even those who would benefit were aware of the potential effect on their businesses and that substantial pay rises could result in some losing their jobs. Many small and medium businesses will be worried if a Labour Government would add $10,000 to the wage bill of every staff member and some would indeed struggle to afford the same staffing levels. The Labour proposal may be unaffordable, but it does not change the fact that New Zealand workers deserve more pay. Just look at the plight of retirement home workers who do some of the most important, yet undervalued, jobs in the country, often on a disgraceful wage. The Government says it supports those people through Working for Families benefits and has already been raising the minimum wage in stages. But it is not moving fast enough. The recent minimum wage increases did not result in wholesale redundancies and some socially responsible employers are already demonstrating that workers can get their fair share of the profits without going out of business.

YOUR VIEW Flowers go missing Barrhill Village is a beautiful place especially in the spring. Many photos are taken. Wednesday of last week allround the square, daffodils were nodding their yellow heads. Early Thursday morning some light-fingered person picked over one area and took all the flowers. The family of the original bulb planters were here this weekend and noticed their patch had been picked. It is very disappointing because the parks and reserves team from the ADC always put in time to have our area looking good. I did check with David Askin to see if anyone had asked if they could pick the flowers. Do the flowers go missing from the domain too? Hands off the flowers in public places even if you have green thumbs! Margaret Nell

Driving high

Interesting observation in the weekend: A group of young people (aged 18-20) purchase legal highs from the R18 shop in Rakaia. They down the highs, then drive off – is this legal and how safe are they and others on our roads? (Text message)

Leave Thomas alone Leave Arthur Allan Thomas alone! How about justice for Susan Burdett and a royal commission of inquiry into New Zealand’s police force! Mike (Text message)

Gareth Bale How could your article about Gareth Bale breaking the transfer record be so small?

CRUMB by David Fletcher

Tip for tomorrow - have a list of all the big teams’ transfer dealings. (Text message)

Cervical smears We are two women of different races, but both born and bred in New Zealand which makes us purebred Kiwis. The question is on cervical smear testing. I am Maori, which entitles me to free screening, where my friend is (white) European and if she has her smear done she has to pay for the privilege. But people who are not born and bred in New Zealand can come into this country and be entitled to our free health service. So the question is: How come some Kiwis have to pay and yet others don’t? To me that seems to be discrimination even though you may think differently.

If you are born and bred in New Zealand, regardless of race or colour, you should be entitled equally. N. Smith and P. Kerr (Ebony and Ivory)

Staff best asset Ashburton College; good leaders know that their most valuable asset is their staff, especially a highly intelligent skilled staff. Dee (Text message)

Thanks I would like to extend a very big thank you to the person who found my bank card, which I carelessly dropped at the netball courts on Saturday. The person who picked it up handed it into the ASB Bank. Your honesty is greatly appreciated. Thank you! (Text message)


Landscape architect Edward Gates puts forward his theories as to why he believes the consultation process on the new art gallery and museum was lacking in the extreme.

Have we all been misled? By Edward GatEs


n reply to Mr Lester’s comments in the Guardian on August 21 on the new art gallery and museum it is perhaps worthwhile submitting some more facts in addition to those already forwarded. But before doing so the way in which this project has been marketed to the public as a noble gesture of social and cultural responsibility, by council, is little more than a veiled attempt to gain public acceptance. Commitment by the council to improving the facility over the intervening 15 years after Bill Skews’ initial 1992 plans to upgrade the existing building, is questionable, given little effort was made to remedy artefacts being stored in substandard conditions. It was only when Ashburton Trust’s proposal to buy the existing gallery to develop a boutique hotel in time for the Rugby World Cup, did the district council show an interest towards improving conditions. At the same time, whether by chance or coincidental timing, plans were developed to enhance Baring Square East having identified Ashburton’s lack of central public space for outdoor events. One could speculate as to who would have benefited most, given its proximity on the doorstep of the proposed hotel, but the fact is that at the same time ALT decided not to purchase the building, the park upgrade was shelved to the point of being excluded from the long-term plan. So much for cultural responsibility? The first fact I’d raise relates to the image above Mr Lester’s

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The architect’s impression of the finished gallery.

column. It’s the architect’s impression of the finished gallery and has been peddled to the public for several years. Closer inspection reveals short comings in relation to site context; in particular, there aren’t any mature deciduous trees directly behind the building resplendent, isolated and aloof of all other structures. It may seem inconsequential but it is a misrepresentation of reality used for marketing, by the council, however it is not an isolated case because in 2009, Opus produced an inaccurate visual presentation of the proposed sports centre, within the domain, and which council allowed publication of. As seductive as it may be, I hold grave reservations regarding councillor competency if this image was used during the consent hearing process. In April, 2009, Opus, produced a report on the building entitled Landscape and Visual Effects and Urban Design Assessment. Required as part of the consent process, it was a short document which raised concerns with regards to the buildings location, in particular,

poor pedestrian access. Furthermore, the study considered that the building would have been better located in the cultural centre of Ashburton (CBD area), not the civic precinct. It is unlikely the council took notice of these comments, however, worth noting is that ADC, unlike numerous other councils throughout New Zealand, is not a signatory to the Urban Design Protocol, and is therefore, not obliged to take such concerns into consideration. Perhaps the most damaging fact is the Ashburton Trust’s commercial connections to this project, which as a result still have on-going impacts. ADC agreed to let the trust commission and pay CDA Architects, whom they had a commercial relationship with regarding Somerset House, to produce a concept for the gallery. No doubt time and progressing the project was the main driver but such a move represents the most crucial mistake made in the design process, because what it did, was to take the public out the picture regarding participat-

ing in the development of the most important civic building constructed – in Ashburton that is – a vessel to display the past, present and future of Mid Canterbury. Believing CDA was competent for the project councillors voted to allow progression of their concept. However, given the context, it is inconceivable only one concept was ever produced, and at what cost? Finally, the reason, I asked the question of whether the building is “in character with its surroundings” (Guardian 17/8) was because this requirement was one of only four bullet point design considerations expected of the architects. The brief was produced, in house by the council, May 2007. From the public’s perspective it is truly an appalling document because any effort to explore cultural context and community values was not sought. There is no requirement or expectation whatsoever for CDA to engage the community and therefore it’s difficult to see how any consultation could have ever been effective. Mr Lester states that people are entitled to their own opinions, not their own facts. It’s a rather autocratic perspective which may go some way to explaining the yawning chasm of distrust towards council; however, I would ask that he refrain from using kids in an effort to justify the project. Edward Gates is a landscape architect who has worked on town centre studies, visual and landscape assessments, site designs and landscape tutoring for over 16 years in New Zealand and overseas.

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Hard work rewarded By Emma CroppEr

A local electrical company just spent the weekend in Auckland collecting two major awards for their business. Ashburton Laser Electrical have won a Gold Award for Networking Excellence and a Gold Award for Outstanding Growth of their Rolleston branch at the recent trans-Tasman Laser Group. Owner Megan Christie said winning the awards was exciting. “We were really blown away by it.” Mrs Christie said they never imagined when they started up the business that they would end up winning major awards for it, and credits the award to

their dynamic, vibrant and energetic team. The awards were held in Auckland over the weekend, where the event was attended by over 450 delegates. Mrs Christie and her husband, Brent, own four branches, including Laser Electrical Rolleston that was awarded a Gold Award for Outstanding Growth. “Rolleston opened in 2008, and has gone from having one man to eight to nine workers,” Mrs Christie said. The Rolleston branch manager Zane Adams said the award was testament to long hours and hard work. “I’m stoked. We have a great team and they have all worked so hard,” said Mr Adams.

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Brent and Megan Christie with the awards they collected in Auckland over the weekend. Photo tetsuro MitoMo 030913-tM-108

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Clash over advert claims By ChristophEr adams Countdown says the Commerce Commission is investigating television advertisements run by rival supermarket operator Pak’nSave that compare the prices of goods purchased at the two major grocery chains. A Countdown spokeswoman said the advertisements exaggerated the savings provided by Pak’nSave. “It’s fair to say that we do have concerns about the clarity of comparative advertising - given the daily fluctuation in prices and the differences in prices across the country - and

it’s important shoppers aren’t misled by exaggerated savings claims,” the spokeswoman said. One of the comparative adverts claims a basket of goods purchased at Pak’nSave’s Wairau Rd store in December was $34.91 cheaper than the same basket of items bought at a Countdown store. But Pak’nSave’s operator, Foodstuffs, is standing by its marketing campaign. Katherine Klouwens, group communications manager for Foodstuffs New Zealand, said the advertisements had been constructed with great care to - NZH ensure their accuracy.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013



In brief

Japan unveils nuclear fix-it Just days before the decision on who should host the 2020 Olympic Games, the Japanese government has unveiled a $A528 million plan to stem radioactive water leaks at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Chiding operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) for its haphazard management of the spiralling problems, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his administration will spend public money to get the job done. “The government needs to resolve the problem by standing at the forefront,” he told a meeting of his nuclear disaster response team yesterday. “The government will do its best and take the necessary fiscal action,” he said, referring to using taxpayer funds. Tokyo’s move comes just days before a decision in Argentina by the International Olympic Committee on who should host the 2020 Games, with observers warning the situation at Fukushima could prove the undoing of Tokyo’s bid. Thousands of tonnes of radioactive water is being stored in temporary tanks at the site, 220km north of Tokyo, much of it having been used to cool molten reactors wrecked by the tsunami of March 2011. The discovery of leaks from some of these tanks or from pipes feeding them, as well as radiation hotspots on the ground even where no water is evident, has created a growing headache for TEPCO. Some of the highly toxic water that has escaped may have made its way into the Pacific Ocean. On top of this, the natu-

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Mandela shows progress Nelson Mandela’s discharge after nearly three months in hospital showed that he had made “progress”, South African President Jacob Zuma says, adding he is responding to treatment at home. “I think we feel very good ... that he could leave hospital which indicates the progress he has made,” Zuma said yesterday. South Africa’s first black president spent 86 days, including his 95th birthday in July, in a Pretoria hospital for a recurring respiratory illness. - AFP

Missiles launched Russia has announced that its missile early warning system had detected the launch of two missiles from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea fired towards the sea’s eastern coastline. The launches took place at 10.16am Moscow time (1616 AEST) on Tuesday and were detected by the early warning system in Armavir in southern Russia, the defence ministry said in a statement quoted by Russian news agencies. It said Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu had already reported to President Vladimir Putin about the event, which comes amid growing expectations of Western military action in Syria. - AFP

Rudd on a mission

Workers stand on storage tanks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. photo ap

ral flow of groundwater from the surrounding hillsides which goes underneath the plant and out to sea is also causing problems. As it pours through the soil it is mixing with polluted fluid that has seeped into the ground under the reactors. TEPCO says up to 300 tonnes of this mildly radioac-

tive groundwater is making its way into the sea every day. Under the 47 billion yen scheme announced yesterday, scientists will freeze the soil around the stricken reactors to form an impenetrable wall they hope will direct groundwater away from the plant. This will entail burying pipes

vertically and passing refrigerant through them. Officials estimate that the whole project will take two years and cost around 32 billion yen. A further 15 billion yen will be spent on equipment to remove radiation from water currently being stored. - AFP


Refugee numbers pass two million mark The UN says Syria has become the great tragedy of the century, as it revealed that more than two million Syrians have now fled their war-ravaged country. “Syria is haemorrhaging women, children and men who cross borders often with little more than the clothes on their backs,” the UNHCR said in a statement, pointing out that on September 3, 2012, it had registered just 230,671 Syrian refugees. In addition to the two million Syrians living as refugees, some 4.25 million people have been displaced within the devMany refugee camps have astated country since the conflict began in March 2011. sprung up around the region.

A staggering 6.2 million Syrians have been forced from their homes - a number without parallel in any other country and representing nearly a third of Syria’s pre-war population of 20.8 million. “Syria has become the great tragedy of this century,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said in a statement, describing the situation in the country as “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparallelled in recent history”. The only solace, he said, “is the humanity shown by the neighbouring countries in wel-

coming and saving the lives of so many refugees.” In the past 12 months, almost 1.8 million people have flooded out of Syria, and an average of 5,000 continue to cross into neighbouring countries each day, UNHCR said. The massive influx is placing an overwhelming burden on the host countries, UNHCR warned. At the end of August, some 716,000 Syrian refugees were registered or in the process of being registered in Lebanon, 515,000 in Jordan, 460,000 in Turkey, 168,000 in Iraq and 110,000 in Egypt, according to the agency’s numbers. - AFP

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the king of the selfie, might need to go back to photography 101, after an unfortunate snap during a power walk along the Brisbane River. Mr Rudd rallied his team for a picture, which was inadvertently taken three metres away from the makeshift bedroom of a homeless man in a sleeping bag on a concrete bench. Declining to be named, the man said later he’d slept through the entire event. - AAP

Crocs ‘have to go’ The Crocodile Dundees of the world are being called upon to help rid all crocs, large and small, from a number of waterways in far north Queensland. The state government wants to remove crocodiles from Trinity Inlet in Cairns to Ellis Beach, about 50 kms north. The waterways to be targeted include Lake Placid, the namesake of a 1999 horror film about a giant man-eating croc. Environment Minister Andrew Powell says all crocodiles, regardless of size, will be removed. “While this is a crocodile habitat, it is also an area where 160,000 people live and tourists come to visit,” he said yesterday. “Crocodiles cannot co-exist with people in this highly populated area and they have to go.” - AAP

President ambushed Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked Shabab insurgents have ambushed President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the militants say, claiming to have destroyed vehicles with rocket-propelled grenades. “We ambushed a convoy that was escorting the self-appointed Somali president,” Shabab spokesman Abdulaziz Abu Musab said on Tuesday, adding that fighting was continuing near the port of Merka. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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I am certainly getting people enthusiastic, especially kids, which means they are asking questions of their parents. Sometimes it is a slow process but even if I can change one family’s eating habits, it has been worthwhile. ■


New Zealanders love to have a laugh and they’re pretty honest 99 per cent of the time, so if they don’t like what I cook they will tell me. I have been welcomed everywhere I have gone, which isn’t bad for a cheeky chef who grew up on a chicken farm. ■

Author, television star and healthy takeaways superhero Michael Van de Elzen and his equally famous Bedford truck. PHOTO APNZ


Running any restaurant is a challenge. It’s hard work, long hours and if you’re a perfectionist like me, it’s also stressful, but it’s worth it. ■


We always sat around the table as a family and had meals, so I guess I associated food with a good time. Plus, I just love to eat. ■


I grew up on a chicken farm so collecting eggs and cooking them up is a strong memory. Oh, and eating the odd chicken or two, too ... ■


Frozen sausage rolls on my homemade tin can barbecue! ■


Pork schnitzel fingers with sauerkraut aioli is one out of the bag. ■


I’m lucky enough to work with Two Heads Production Company, who created Beddy. She’s pretty famous now and I know a lot of people are sad she is now permanently parked up in a restaurant in Auckland called Food Truck Garage.

Feijoa crumble, crumbed blue cod burgers and Hallertau beer.


Michael loves school. His favourite subject is lunchtime and playtime!


Chickens cooked on a barbecue. ■


DININ Famous for its wellpriced meals and hearty portions, the Speight’s Alehouse is a great place to enjoy a meal out, with a great menu that really hits the spot! Family-friendly, stepping into the Alehouse feels like coming home, with all the hustle and bustle of one

of Ashburton’s most popular eateries. Warm and friendly, this busy restaurant has a menu to suit every appetite, lunch and dinner, including the ever-popular Black Cherry Chicken, along with hearty favourites such as Lamb Shank’s and Lambs Fry & Bacon and their desserts are reminiscent of those “mum used to make” – Crumble of the Day served with warmed custard and icecream - classics that never go out of favour or how about our weekend brunch-Eggs Bene-

dict, Southern Man’s Big Breakfast or Toast to name a few. All meals are m with local beer; and an extensive ran wines, spirits, coffees and non-alcoho drinks is also available. - Sunday is Family Day: kids din with a paying adult. (conditions appl

This multi award winning cafe is now open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday. With delicious new meals to warm your heart and soul and its relaxing atmosphere, Nosh Cafe is the perfect place to sit back and relax with family and friends.

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love steaming things in little parcels. Opening them up and getting hit by the aromas is just like Christmas. I got a lot of confused reactions when I served this up as my take on the wellknown taro-wrapped dish, but I think adding the fish really works. Makes 4 parcels. Preparation time 20 minutes. Cooking time 30 minutes.

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Fish palusami 400g skinned and boned gurnard fillets, cut into 1cm cubes 1/4 tsp salt Juice of 2 large lemons 1 cup light coconut milk 1 ripe tomato, deseeded and diced or cut in thin slices 1/2 avocado, halved, stoned, peeled and diced 1/2 red onion, finely sliced or diced 1/2 small telegraph cucumber, deseeded and diced Few coriander leaves 16 medium-size taro leaves, rinsed well Aluminium foil ■ Set oven to 170C. ■ Sprinkle gurnard fillets with salt and place in a large non-metallic bowl. Pour lemon juice over and toss lightly to coat. ■ Leave for 10 minutes, then drain fish well

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in a colander and place in a clean bowl. Stir in coconut milk, tomato, avocado, onion, cucumber and a few coriander leaves. For each taro leaf, remove tip, all of the stalk and 1cm of leaf around stalk. Place a piece of aluminium foil on bench top. Layer 4 taro leaves on top, overlapping each other to form a leak-proof circular shape. Repeat with remaining leaves and foil. Divide fish mixture among taro leaves. Gather edges of leaves, folding inwards to overlap and enclose palusami. Completely enclose parcels in foil. Place in a shallow water bath and cook in oven for 30 minutes. Unwrap from foil and eat.

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Primo pasta never far away


f you have a packet of pasta in the pantry then a meal is never far away. One of the great things about pasta, apart from its short cooking time, is its ability to blend beautifully with a wide range of ingredients. It can mop up a flavoursome sauce, bulk up a soup or form the basis of a meal with just a few other ingredients. Pasta meals are filling, usually quick to make and pasta is one of the staples that just about everyone likes.

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2 T olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 T tomato purée 300g frozen mixed vegetables (including peas, sweetcorn, carrots and broccoli, but not the chunky stewpacks) 700ml hot vegetable stock 175g small pasta shapes, 220g can baked beans grated cheddar, to serve Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Gently fry the onion for a few minutes until it starts to soften. Stir in the tomato purée, then tip in the frozen vegetables and pour in the stock. Bring to the boil, add the pasta and stir. Cover and simmer for 12-14 minutes or until the pasta is cooked. Stir in the beans and heat through, then taste for seasoning. Serve hot, with a bowl of grated cheddar for sprinkling over the top.

Tuna pasta gratin 1 t olive oil 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed pinch crushed dried chillies 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 50g mixed pitted olives, whole or roughly chopped pinch caster sugar 250g pasta shapes 2 x 200g cans tuna in spring water, drained and flaked 25g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs 2 T grated parmesan ■ Heat the oil in a large saucepan. ■ Fry the peppers for about 5 mins until starting to caramelise. ■ Add the garlic and chillies, cook for 30 secs. ■ Tip in the tomatoes and olives. ■ Season, add a pinch of sugar, bring to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 10 mins. ■ Cook the pasta according to pack instructions. ■ Heat the grill. ■ Drain the pasta and mix into the tomato sauce, along with the tuna. ■ Tip into a large ovenproof dish. ■ Mix the breadcrumbs and Parmesan together and scatter over the top. ■ Grill for 3-4 mins or until the topping is crisp and golden.

Above – Broad bean pasta with courgettes and chorizo.

Lemony prawn and pea pasta 350g linguine or other long pasta 140g large frozen prawns 100g frozen peas 1 egg yolk zest and juice 1 lemon handful grated parmesan sour cream ■ Boil the linguine for 8 mins. ■ Three minutes before the time is up, tip in the prawns and peas. ■ Reserve a cup of cooking water, then drain the pasta and return to the pan. ■ Add the egg yolk, lemon zest and juice, most of the Parmesan and some soured cream. ■ Stir everything together, adding a little of the pasta cooking water to loosen the mixture. ■ Serve sprinkled with Parmesan.

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Summer vege pasta 200g pasta bows 175g fresh or frozen broad beans (about 650g/1lb 7oz in their pods) 1 T good quality olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 large courgettes, cut into sticks 6 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges a generous shot of Tabasco sauce a handful of shredded basil ■ Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. ■ Add fresh broad beans for the

last 3 minutes (frozen for the last 2 minutes). Heat the oil in a large frying pan, tip in the onion and cook over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and courgettes, toss over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and shake in the Tabasco. Stir for 2-3 minutes to soften the tomatoes a little (not too much or they will go mushy). Drain the pasta and beans. Toss the veggies and basil into the pasta and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot (or cold as a salad with a low-fat dressing).

Italian sausage and tomato pasta 500g dry fettuccine 3 T olive oil 1 medium red onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, smashed 4 Italian sausages, casings removed 500g cherry tomatoes 2 T red wine vinegar 3/4 t salt 1/4 t black pepper 1/2 C fresh basil leaves, torn 1 cup rocket, torn

cut into quarters A piece of chorizo about 10cm long chopped into smallish pieces Pasta Olive oil Freshly grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan ■ Cook the fettuccine according to the package directions. ■ Drain and set aside. ■ Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. ■ Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion softens, 2 to 3 minutes. ■ Add the sausage and cook about 5 minutes, using a wooden spoon to crumble it. ■ Add the tomatoes and cook until the skins burst, about 8 minutes ■ Stir in the vinegar, salt, and pepper. ■ Add the cooked fettuccine, basil, and arugula and toss gently to combine. ■ Serve in bowls and top with the Parmesan.

Broad bean pasta with courgettes and chorizo 400gr broad beans shelled 1 medium courgette sliced then

■ Begin by steaming the broad beans. This will take about 2 minutes. ■ Rinse in plenty of cold water to cool them down and stop them going mushy. Then pop the beans out of their skins by making an incision with your nail and easing the bean out. ■ Set aside then put the kettle on for pasta and heat some olive oil in a pan. ■ Add the courgettes to the pan and stick on the pasta. ■ Allow the courgettes to cook for a minute or two then throw in the chorizo. ■ Cook for another few minutes until the courgettes are tender. Add the beans and a generous glug of olive oil and mix everything together. ■ Season with salt (don’t go too crazy – the chorizo is salty) and plenty of black pepper. ■ At this stage the pasta should be ready, drain it then mix with the other ingredients adding some grated Parmesan. Serve immediately.

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■ Cook pasta according to packet instructions. ■ Once pasta is cooked, drain and place in an ovenproof dish then mix through Tuna. ■ Melt butter in a medium saucepan and lightly cook red onion for 1 minute ■ Add sifted flour and mix thoroughly. ■ Slowly add the milk, whisking

constantly to form a smooth sauce. ■ Add green beans, stirring through sauce, and then pour over Tuna and pasta. ■ Sprinkle breadcrumbs and parmesan on top. ■ Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until top is golden.

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Argentina believe they can beat the All Blacks - just don’t ask when it may happen. The Pumas have beaten most of the major nations in world rugby and have pushed the All Blacks close on several occasions but have only a famous Hugo Porta inspired 21-21 draw in 1985 to show for their endeavours against New Zealand across 16 tests. That record is unlikely to change on Saturday night in Hamilton but coach Santiago Phelan feels they can get closer in the coming years. “Last year we played well [in Wellington] and we need to follow that,” said Phelan. “Every time we go on the field with the Argentina jersey we want to win but the most important thing is to give 100 per cent and the result will be a consequence of what happens there.” - HOS

‘Major work in progress’ The scrum is a success story for the All Blacks so far in the Rugby Championship, but the lineout remains a work in progress, with lock Sam Whitelock admitting it’s not been up to scratch. The All Blacks lost three on their own throw to the Wallabies in Wellington a fortnight ago, and, although Ewen McKenzie’s men lost five, the home pack will be looking for a big improvement against Argentina in Hamilton on Saturday night. “The lineout hasn’t been up to scratch and we’re the first to admit that,” Whitelock said. “We have to make sure we get our good processes in place and if we can do that it’s always something we can go back to.” - APNZ

Carter back on track Aaron Cruden, Beauden Barrett, Tom Taylor, Colin Slade - halfback Aaron Smith has had his fair share of challenges lately in getting to grips with a revolving door of first-fives. To compound things this week as the All Blacks prepare to take on Argentina in Hamilton, he is likely to get another - Dan Carter. If so, and the signs yesterday were extremely positive that Carter has recovered fully from the calf injury which has kept him out of the first two tests of the Rugby Championship, it will be the first time the pair have linked since that catastrophic defeat to England at Twickenham in December. - APNZ

Big week for Counties This week could define the season for Counties Manukau. Tonight the Steelers travel to Eden Park to meet their big brothers, Auckland, then only four days later they will head to Napier to challenge Hawkes Bay for the Ranfurly Shield. Given the way they’ve started the ITM Cup season - one win and two losses - you wouldn’t bet on Counties winning both games but the south Auckland faithful can be afforded the opportunity to dream. Counties haven’t beaten Auckland since 2008 and they’ve also never held the Shield, but two wins in quick succession this week would almost see the Steelers’ campaign given an immediate pass mark. - APNZ

Collegians’ Paul Tiffen collides with the sliding Methven defender Peter Edwards in the Mid Canterbury men’s 1st grade championship final on Sunday. PHOTO KIRSTY CLAY 010913-KC-094

Collegians chase decade of dominance BY JONATHAN LEASK


The Collegians men are out to complete a decade of dominance in 1st grade men’s hockey. A slender 1-0 win over Methven on Sunday made it two from two trophies, collecting the Jonny Hunt Memorial Trophy to go along with the Hydes Cup for winning the Mid Canterbury round robin. Matt Miller scored the match-winner when he was the

first to react to a goal mouth scramble after a penalty corner, but the Collegians’ league win was much more comfortable sweeping through the round robin with 10 wins from 120 games to be 15 points clear. Now to complete a 10th hattrick in as many years, they will look to defend the Perry Clarke Memorial in the Mid-South champion of champions clash with South Canterbury winner Cambridge. If Collegians can pull off the

feat, for some of the team it could be 10 and out. “I’m not sure if it was the celebrations talking but most of them said they will be back next year,” Collegians’ Andrew Renner said. “I was thinking of retiring but I guess if enough of them want to come back I’ll keep organising the team.” All that’s left to do is to record a 10th straight win over South Canterbury’s top side. Collegians claimed the Percy Clarke against Cambridge last

year in the simplest of fashions with Cambridge not making the trip north and Collegians winning the trophy uncontested from the default. But Renner expects they will make the trip up this time. “We haven’t locked in a date yet but hopefully it will be this weekend so it’s out of the way. “Cambridge have done pretty well from what I heard this year and even have a few ex-Ashburton players so it should be a good game.”

The Methven first grade women’s hockey team with the spoils of another successful season. Back row from left: Pete Edwards (coach), Natasha O’Loughlin, Vicky Lock, Nicole Marsh, Tracey Middleton, Biddy Huddleston, Rachel Schmack, Amanda Braidwood; front row: Millie Edwards, Tammy Dickson, Michelle Lill, Cheryl Isherwood, Callie McAndrew, Claire Humphries, Lesley Edwards. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Consecutive titles for Methven women BY JONATHAN LEASK


Methven have gone back-toback in the Mid Canterbury 1st grade women’s hockey competition. The Friday night competition came to a close at the weekend

and for a second straight year it was Methven receiving the Watson Shield. It’s the third time in four years they have taken out the league, not fielding a team in 2011. In fact they almost didn’t field a team last year, scraping enough players to field a team

each week and miraculously went through unbeaten. “We struggled some weeks for numbers but it wasn’t like it was last year which was just awful,” Methven captain Callie McAndrew said. “This year we had a pretty solid team most of

the way through, but unfortunately we couldn’t quite manage the same record this year.” They couldn’t keep the unbeaten run going, losing 0-1 to Collegians in week four of the first round, but didn’t drop a game after that.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

In brief


Jones backs Ricciardo

Shock exit for Federer World number two Rafael Nadal avoided the same fate as Roger Federer to make the US Open quarter-finals yesterday with a 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-3 6-1 win over German 22nd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber. Nadal, the 2010 champion, stayed on course for a 13th grand slam title and will next face fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo, who shocked 17-time major winner Federer 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 6-4. “I’m going to feel like I beat myself,” Federer said. “It was up to me to make the difference and I just couldn’t. I self-destructed, which is really disappointing.” French eighth seed Richard Gasquet also advanced to the quarter-finals by beating Canadian 10th seed Milos Raonic 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 7-6 (11-9) 7-5 after four hours and 40 minutes. Gasquet will face Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer in the quarters.

Ferrer is 8-1 all-time against Gasquet. Federer’s failure came on the heels of a shock second-round Wimbledon exit and thwarted a potential quarter-final showdown with Nadal, in what would have been their first duel on the New York hardcourts. Instead, it will be Robredo, in his first US Open quarter-final, awaiting Nadal. In the women’s draw, Slovakia’s 48th-ranked Daniela Hantuchova advanced to the quarter-finals with a rain-interrupted 6-3 5-7 6-2 victory over American Alison Riske. Unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta reached the quarter-finals for a fourth time with a 6-2 7-6 (7-3) win over Romanian Simona Halep. As rain stretched play suspension past four hours, more than 30 matches were wiped off the programme. - AFP

Australian Formula One legend Alan Jones has urged Daniel Ricciardo to take full advantage of Red Bull’s dominance and target a world championship with the team before it’s too late. Ricciardo will graduate next year from Toro Rosso to replace compatriot Mark Webber as Sebastian Vettel’s teammate at Red Bull, after confirming a multi-year deal yesterday. The 24-year-old from Perth edged out the likes of former world champion Kimi Raikkonen for the coveted drive, with Red Bull team boss Christian Horner declaring he was “absolutely” the right man for the job. “He’s really deserved this graduation on merit,” Horner said. - AAP

Dragons lose their fire

A forlorn Roger Federer makes his way out of the US Open. photo ap



■ Cycling Tour of Spain

Results from Stage 10 of Tour of Spain, a 167-km ride from Torredelcampo to Alto de Hazallanas. 1. Chris Horner (USA/RLT) 4hr30m22s 2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 48 3. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 1:02 4. Ivan Basso (ITA/CAN) same time 5. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) s.t. Overall Standings 1. Chris Horner (USA/RLT) 40hr29m14s 2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 43 3. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TST) 53 4. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 1:02 5. Joaquim Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 1:40

■ Golf Methven Ladies Golf

Pink Lady Tournament 1st Think Pink Methven  126 points  2nd 4 P’s Pleasant Point 122 3rd Good Time Girls  119 Tinwald  4th The Stalwarts  117 Methven b/l 5th Dolly Mixtures 117 Grandvue/Denfield 6th Bottle Lake Belles  116 Windsor b/l 7th The Tornado’s 116 Mayfield. Nearest Pins # 4 Kim Turney #6 Pat Bell #13 Pam Watson # 17 Betty Wilson Two’s Erna smith Wendy Parr Kim Turney Best Dressed Team Pickled n Pink

Rakaia Ladies Golf

August 21 18 Hole Thomas Trophy Stableford Best scores on the day: Judy Moore & Teresa Booker 33, Janet Kingsbury 32, Bev Sutherland 31 9 Hole Stableford: Shirley Thomas 13 Railway Tavern 2nd shot No. 3; Diane Doody, Rakaia Seed Cleaning 2nd shot No. 6: Wendy Watson; Nearest Pin No. 8; Sandra Quinn, Chertsey Spraying 2nd Shot No. 15; Sue Martin, B & S Quinn 2nd shot No 17; Sue Martin August 28 18 Hole Ist Round Championship Match Play Bronze B: Teresa Booker beat Jill Burrowes; Grace Lambert beat Freda Bierema; Val Bell beat Sue Martin Other players all played a stroke round Best Scores of the day: Michelle Kingsbury & Bev Sutherland 69, Sally Smith 72 9 Hole Stroke Round Lillian O’Hanlon 38

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Railway Tavern 2nd shot No. 3; Bev Sutherland, Rakaia Seed Cleaning 2nd shot No. 6: Grace Lambert; Nearest Pin No. 8: Sue Martin, Chertsey Spraying 2nd shot No. 15; Marion Wederell, B & S Quinn 2nd shot No 17; Bronwyn Oakley

Rakaia Ladies Bronze Tournament

August 23 Grade 18.5 – 28.3 Best Gross; Judy Smith (Tinwald) 90; Best Nett; Jill Burrowes 71 by lot R/U Nett; Val Bell 71; Best Stableford; Sandra Quinn 36; R/U Stableford; Diana King 34; 3rd Stableford; Janet Kingsbury 29; 4th Stableford; Sandra Quinn 28; 2nd Shot # 3; Alison Grant (Ashburton); Nearest the Pin; Janet Kingsbury Grade 28.4 – 40.4 Best Gross; Teresa Booker 106 by lot; Best Nett; Judy Moore 73; R/U Nett; Val Prendergast (Tinwald) 75; Best Stableford; Fiona Rushton 32; R/U Stableford; Alison Hunt (Ashburton) 30 by lot; 3rd Stableford; Dina Wellman (Tinwald) 30 by lot from; Faye Redfern, Freda Bierema & Heather Taylor 30; 2nd Shot # 6; Fiona Rushton; Nearest the Pin Faye Redfern

Tinwald Golf Club

August 31 Stroke Senior: Kevin Greenaway 70, Simon Ross 73, Jeff Hewitt 74 b/l. Intermediate: Wayne Mellish, Bob MacGregor 73, Rod Harris 73, Richard Hewson 73. Junior : Neil Rayner 73, Doug Osborn 74, Allen Moore 74, Riki Shearer 74, Ray Bell 74. Women: Joyce VanderHeide 75, Belinda Kirdy 76 b/l. Nearest the pin: Tinwald Liquorland # 2; Bryan McFarlane. Gluyas Ford # 6; Andrew Barrie. Stirling Sports # 12; Jeff Hewitt. Ideal Electrical Supplies # 16; Brent Smith. Twos: Wayne Ross, Jeff Hewitt (2), Brent Smith, Andrew Barrie, Josh Smith, John Smitheram. Eagle: # 1 Nigel Heney. Net Eagle; # 10 Not struck

Tinwald Golf Club Women’s Open Tournament

August 30 Silver Division Best Gross - Jan Clucas 91,Best Nett: Colleen Linney 75, Best Stbl. Judy Webb. 34, R/U Stbl Rose Allison 34, Jenny Lawson 31 Bronze 1 Division Best Gross Di Bell 96, Best Nett Marrilyn Beck 77, Best Stbl Anne Newman 32 R/U Stbl Trish Clarke 32, Lucy Tan 31 Bronze 2 Division Best Gross Joan Bryan 106, Best Nett

Mara Kennedy 74, Best Stbl Kathryn Green, R/up Stbl Helen Taylor 32, Rhonda Gallagher 31, Carol Shanks 31 Bronze 3 Division Best Gross Maree Moore 109, Best Nett Diana Wellman 74, Best Stbl Sue Reddington 36 R/Up Stbl Wendy Suttie 30 Two’s - Phil Ellis, Wendy Stevenson,, Jenny Senior, Rose Allison (2) Nearest The Pins: No2 – Joyce VanderHeide, No. 16 – Wendy Stevenson, No.12: Judith Rees, No 6. Wendy Suttie Longest Drive: No.1 – Jenny Williams No. 9 – Jacqui Beardsley

Methven 9 hole Golf Club

August 30 Putting: Warren Jowett 64-19-45, 17 putts; Marita  Jowett 70-23-47, 17 putts; Alistair Goodwin 59-20-39, 19 putts; Pam Callaghan 69-28-41, 19 putts BNZ 2nd shot: Angela Simonett

Mayfield Golf Club

Mid Week Stableford Competition August 28 Gordon Duthie 41  Stableford  Pts; Richard Spicer 38; Bill  Allan 37; Terry Kingsbury 36. Nearest the Pin No. 5 & 14  Dave Edwards. Fraser Tasker Eagle on No 12.

■ Rugby league

eree: Shayne Hayne, Luke Phillips. GOLD COAST 30 (A Don B Falloon S Michaels B Takairangi D Taylor tries A Sezer 5 goals) bt SYDNEY ROOSTERS 22 (M Aubusson S Moa M Pearce D Tupou tries J Maloney 3 goals) at Allianz Stadium. PARRAMATTA 26 (F Moimoi 2 S Radradra 2 K Sio tries J Paulo 2 B Roberts goals) bt ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA 22 (T Frizell M Rein J Stockwell D Vidot tries C Stanley 3 goals) at Parramatta Stadium. Standings 1 South Sydney 2 Sydney Roosters 3 Manly 4 Melbourne 5 Bulldogs 6 Cronulla 7 Newcastle 8 N Queensland 9 Gold Coast 10 Warriors 11 Penrith 12 Canberra 13 Brisbane 14 Wests Tigers 15 St G Illawarra 16 Parramatta

P W D L B PF PA PD Pts 23 18 0 5 2 576 360 216 40 23 17 0 6 2 616 313 303 38 23 15 1 7 2 562 328 234 35 23 15 1 7 2 566 351 215 35 23 13 0 10 2 518 447 71 30 23 13 0 10 2 430 442 -12 30 23 11 1 11 2 474 416 58 27 23 11 0 12 2 457 409 48 26 23 11 0 12 2 478 495 -17 26 23 11 0 12 2 485 535 -50 26 23 10 0 13 2 457 506 -49 24 23 10 0 13 2 416 586 -170 24 23 9 1 13 2 418 466 -48 23 23 7 0 16 2 364 637 -273 18 23 6 0 17 2 360 520 -160 16 23 5 0 18 2 320 686 -366 14

■ Tennis US Open results

NRL results standings Round 25 Collated results from US Open yesterday NEWCASTLE 26 (D Boyd 2 J Leilua 2 K Gidley tries T Roberts 2 K Gidley goals) bt BRISBANE 18 (A McCullough C Oates C Parker tries S Prince 3 goals) at Suncorp Stadium. SOUTH SYDNEY 32 (L Burgess S Burgess D Farrell N Merritt A Reynolds tries A Reynolds 6 goals) bt WESTS TIGERS 18 (B Murdoch-Masila T Simona J Tedesco tries B Marshall 3 goals). WARRIORS 50 (S Johnson 3 M Vatuvei 3 N Laumape S Mannering E Taylor tries S Johnson 7 goals) bt CANBERRA 16 (J Croker 3 tries J Croker 2 goals) at Mt Smart Stadium. Referee: Gavin Badger, Alan Shortall. BULLDOGS 34 (T Lafai 2 M Brown J Graham T Hodkinson K Inu tries T Hodkinson 5 goals) bt PENRITH 14 (I John J Mansour tries L Walsh 3 goals). MANLY 28 (D Williams 3 B Stewart 2 D Cherry-Evans tries J Lyon 2 goals) bt MELBOURNE 8 (J O’Neill S Waqa tries) . NORTH QUEENSLAND 31 (G Cooper 2 M Bowen T Sims B Tate tries J Thurston 5 goals J Thurston field goal) bt CRONULLA 18 (J Bukuya 2 J Robson tries M Gordon 3 goals) at Remondis Stadium. Ref-

(prefix denotes seeding). Men, Round 4 8-Richard Gasquet (FRA) bt 10-Milos Raonic (CAN) 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 2-6 7-6(9) 7-5. 2-Rafael Nadal (ESP) bt 22-Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3 6-1. 4-David Ferrer (ESP) bt 18-Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 7-6(2) 3-6 7-5 7-6(3). 19-Tommy Robredo (ESP) bt 7-Roger Federer (SUI) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-4. Women, Round 4 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) bt WC-Alison Riske (USA) 6-3 5-7 6-2. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) bt 21-Simona Halep (ROU) 6-2 7-6(3). 10-Roberta Vinci (ITA) bt QCamila Giorgi (ITA) 6-4 6-2.

■ Volleyball Ashburton Volleyball

Robbie’s Bar & Bistro September 2 S & Giggles v Set, Play 3-0, Silver Fern Farms v Team Havoc 1-2, 4 Play v Ash Coll 1-2, Team Mega v Scared Hitless 2-1, Misfits v Atomics n/s, Social Quads v Wondars 1-2. Robbies player of the day Peta from Team Mega

Beleaguered St George Illawarra coach Steve Price concedes his side has lost the ability to win NRL games after the joint venture side established a new club record losing streak. The Dragons 26-22 loss on Monday to Parramatta, the only club below them on the ladder, was the latest in a series of crushing blows for the proud club. It was a sixth straight defeat. We’re in a tough spot at the moment, we’re in a bit of a flat spot,” Price said. “We’ve lost our way to winning at the moment. It is hard to take at he moment. We just can’t put it together for the full term.’ - AAP

Man U signs Fellaini Premier League champions Manchester United announced yesterday that they have bought Belgium international midfielder Marouane Fellaini from Everton, with the Merseyside club putting the fee at STG27.5 million ($A47.86 million). The deal for the 25-year-old was announced on the United website three hours after the closeseason transfer window ended at 2200GMT. Manager David Moyes said: “I have worked with Marouane for five years and I’m delighted he has decided to join Manchester United. He is a player with great ability and strength and I think he will make a real difference to our squad.”- AFP

Wade eyes test recall Matthew Wade won’t be letting thoughts of the vacant No.6 Test batsman spot distract him from his one-day wicketkeeping duties for Australia. Wade was only member of Australia’s Ashes squad not to play a Test in the recent series loss to England as a back-up to first-choice gloveman Brad Haddin. The 25-year-old was reportedly considered as a specialist batsman for the fifth Test at the Oval before selectors eventually opted for James Faulkner as an all-rounder. Australia are likely seeking a specialist No.6 batsman for the return Ashes series in Australia and Wade could push his claims with impressive showing in the oneday matches against Scotland and England. - AAP

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In brief College hockey Mt Hutt won yesterday against Mt Aspiring College in the second day of the Mixed South Island hockey tournament at the Ashburton hockey turf. It was a close game between the two schools with Mt Hutt coming out on top in the last five minutes with a goal from Callum Stocker in the last five minutes of the game. Today will be a big day on the hockey turf, with games being played from 8am to 7pm. Mt Hutt will be taking on John Paul. Ashburton College girls team also took out a win in Oamaru with the score finishing up 2-0, both goals being scored by Georgia Clarke. Ashburton College boys team played in Timaru and also took out a win.

College netball Ashburton College came back from two losses yesterday to take out wins in both of their games they played yesterday at Hagley Park in Christchurch. In their second day of the South Island Secondary Schools’ netball tournament, they won against James Hargest College 26-13 and then went on to take down Burnside High School 36-19, a team they had lost against previously. Today they will be taking on a team from St Peter’s College from Gore, and Geraldine High School.

Call for tough coach Senior Canberra players David Shillington and Josh McCrone have called on the club to appoint a head coach who will stamp out the off-field misbehaviour that derailed their 2013 campaign, while throwing their support behind interim coach Andrew Dunemann. Following the Raiders’ fifth straight loss on the weekend, Shillington didn’t shy away from stating the actions of sacked fullback Josh Dugan and AWOL centre Blake Ferguson had created unwelcome distractions throughout the year. - AAP

Pro cyclists live longer Professional cycling has a reputation for premature deaths, either from tragic crashes on the road or from dangerous performanceboosting substances. But a new study, based on French participants in the Tour de France, says that male pro cyclists are likelier to live longer than their counterparts in the general public - a whopping 6.3 years more, on average. The longevity held true despite three periods of doping in cycling - amphetamines, in the 1950s and 1960s; anabolic steroids in the 1970s and 1980s; and EPO and growth hormones after 1990.- AFP

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Going the distance I have been living in the UK for three months now. It’s always a shock trying to settle into a new place. Getting into a routine can be interesting. I have found swimming pools in the UK to be difficult. They don’t seem to believe in lane ropes, so it’s a free-for-all and the only hours I can swim are 8-10pm. After getting lost several times whilst running and riding I finally got things sorted. The last race I did was two weeks ago, the Ironman Copenhagen. This was my second full distance race which involved a 3.8km swim in the harbour, 180km ride and a 42.2km run. I decided to do it six weeks out from the race and committed to some longer training in preparation. Race day was perfect with calm water when I set off on my way. I came out of the water in sixth and headed out on the bike which was two laps over a pretty flat course with some rolling hills. I rode the first lap and couldn’t see anyone, then two girls came past me and I finally had some people in sight to pace off. At about 140km they faded and I managed to keep going and put some time on them. Coming off the bike I was scared to feel my legs. It’s always strange going from being on the bike for five hours and then trying to run a marathon. Luckily I got off and felt okay. The run was a four lap course and I managed to pass one girl but also got passed by another so I still ended up finishing sixth in a time of 9:32. The week after I felt surpris-

Methven athlete Julia Grant has headed to Europe to contest the Ironman circuit. Grant was competing in the 70.3 Ironman races, half distance ironmans, but recently stepped up to a full distance race and is going for a repeat dose this weekend. Photo SuPPlied

ingly good which may have been bad as it made me think I should enter another full distance race three weeks later. It was the second week after that my body got tired and was

thinking “what have I done”. By that stage it was too late and my mind was set on racing the Challenge Henley on Thames, which takes place on Sunday. It will be interesting compet-

ing in two full distance races so close together. I feel really good at the moment so I may have recovered just in time, but we’ll see on Sunday.


Legal battles cost ‘untold millions’

Call-up for Leishman?

By Paul lewis

Marc Leishman has made a late surge towards a captain’s pick for next month’s Presidents Cup - which would take Australia’s representation in the International team to just three. Adam Scott and Jason Day were officially announced as members of captain Nick Price’s 12-man International team yesterday, joining five South Africans - Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and Richard Sterne - plus Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, Canadian Graham DeLaet and Argentina’s Angel Cabrera as automatic selections. - AAP

As another day in San Francisco drew to a close without any decision from the America’s Cup international jury on the cheating saga, the question had to be asked: Is Larry Ellison watching? It arises after thoughts began to firm that some very careful steps through a potential legal minefield were being gingerly taken. The jury was expected to give its verdict on both hearings yesterday, but didn’t.

In recent days it has heard evidence at the Rule 69 hearing (whether members of Oracle Team USA were in gross misconduct) and the Article 60 hearing (whether the team had brought the Cup into disrepute or allowed that to happen). Both hearings revolve around cheating allegations stemming from the discovery of illegal modifications of the OTUSA AC45s. But, as another day passed, the spectre of another court battle involving the Cup began to grow with the feeling

that the jury - an experienced and knowledgeable panel - will be choosing words and actions very carefully. That’s because the defender of the America’s Cup, OTUSA, won it after a protracted twoyear legal battle which cost untold millions of dollars. It resulted in the New York Court of Appeal ruling that Oracle’s host yacht club would become challenger of record, overturning the appointment of Club Nautico Espanol de Vela. It was one of the most bitter squabbles in the history of the

162-year-old Cup; billionaires Ellison and Alinghi’s Ernesto Bertarelli, once friends, became enemies. But the DOG challenge gave Oracle the Cup and allowed them to set the parameters for what is happening now in San Francisco. The problem is that, if Oracle lose the Cup, the prospect of a legal challenge based on whatever penalty the jury applies could be heightened. Oracle’s Ellison has some of the deepest pockets in the world. Winning one legal challenge may encourage the start of another. - NZH



Wednesday, September 4, 2013 SITUATIONS VACANT


Dunaden back for cup The 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden is a surprise entry among 135 nominations for this year’s race, Racing Victoria has announced. Dunaden, which tipped out Red Cadeaux in the closest finish in Melbourne Cup history, heads 28 internationally trained entries. Overseas nominations also include Brown Panther, last month’s Goodwood Cup winner which is part-owned by retired English soccer star Michael Owen.


Early favourite Puissance De Lune heads Australian-trained nominations, along with the 2012 winner Green Moon. Gai Waterhouse has 10 entries, including last year’s runner-up Fiorente, while fellow Sydney trainer Chris Waller has eight horses nominated. Twelve-time winning trainer Bart Cummings and his grandson James have a single entry in veteran stayer Precedence. The $6.2 million Melbourne Cup will be run at Flemington on November 5. - AAP

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92035 Strictly Limited 57.5...................... Scratched 6330 Candy Girl 57.5 ............................ Scratched 20735 Dolores O’Riordan (8) 57.5 ............. D Nolan 60753 Izzanorange (5) 57.5 ....................... R Jones 0x689 Jane Lour (1) 57.5....................... C Dell (a1) 4096 Loretta West (4) 57.5 ...............A Jones (a4) 4 2.10pm MANUREWA RSA MAIDEN 1600 $7000, MDN, 1600m 1 35252 Jesshanimo (7) 58.5 ................. A Collett (a) 2 x4772 Bogart (4) 58.5 ................................ D Nolan 3 0x277 Mangaroa Hustler (2) 58.5 ..............S Collett 4 50530 Sergios (6) 58.5 .............................. R Jones 5 36850 Fast Profit (1) 58.5 .................... M D Plessis 6 On The Mat 58.5 .......................... Scratched 7 75960 Tommy Riki (5) 58.5 .................... D Johnson 8 7244x Favourite Girl (8) 56.5 ............ A Forbes (a1) 9 75358 Red Storm (3) 56.5 ......................... C Grylls 5 2.45pm PAPAKURA CLUB MAIDEN 2100 $7000, MDN, 2100m 1 58525 The Last Star Way (6) 58.5 ........M Cameron 2 9x94 Rex (7) 58.5 ...............................L Rose (a4) 3 345L6 Tequila At Midnite (4) 58.5 .......A Jones (a4) 4 5470 Catch On (5) 58.5 ........................... C Grylls 5 54670 Ima Perfect Guy (2) 58.5 ......... R Smyth (a3) 6 x9258 Latin Rule (8) 56.5 .................... A Collett (a) 7 65574 Cartelora (1) 56.5 .......................M Sweeney 8 08466 Lady Lindauer (9) 56.5 ..............J Oliver (a3) 9 70958 Pixie (3) 56.5 ............................... D Johnson 6 3.20pm BIRKENHEAD RSA RATING 65 1400 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 1400m

Hours: 9.00am to 3.00pm week days, 48 weeks a year.

For application details and further information please contact Rosie at our office in Christchurch on 03 339 2930 between 9.15am and 1.00pm week days, or email Applications close on Wednesday, 18 September.

Dunaden’s trainer Mikel Delzangles

1 32513 The Paperboy (1) 59 ............ M Cheung (a4) 2 1x46x Bachelor’s Dream (4) 58.5 .............. S Spratt 3 74403 Pogue dm (11) 58.5 ................. A Taylor (a3) 4 06x04 Wing Naprayer dm (2) 57.5 ......... D Johnson 5 26040 Clareen td (8) 57 ............................. C Grylls 6 83453 Clara Jane d (7) 55 ............L Magorrian (a4) 7 36406 Just Ideal m (6) 55 ...................... C Dell (a1) 8 6x266 Kaap’s Princess t (3) 54.5 ....... P Turner (a1) 9 70342 Princess Holly d (5) 54.5 ............M Sweeney 10 00900 Sneaky Shan (10) 54.5 ...............T Thornton 11 217 Dunoon b (9) 54 .........................M Cameron 7 3.55pm GLEN EDEN & HENDERSON RSA’S RATING 65 2100 $7000, Rating 65 Benchmark*, 2100m 1 62401 Istimagic dm (13) 59 ............ M Cheung (a4) 2 1x9x9 Alt Control m (14) 57.5 ........... A Forbes (a1) 3 71 Ethical dm (9) 57 .............................S Collett 4 86x1 Lovin Connection (4) 57 ............ M D Plessis 5 48310 Caradonna (12) 56.5 ..........L Magorrian (a4) 6 05462 Bold Ransom tm (10) 56.5 ........ A Collett (a) 7 72974 Keep Rocking (11) 56.5 ..............T Thornton 8 26854 Rosie Rules m (6) 56 ............... B Grylls (a2) 9 000P3 Atlantis (7) 55.5 ............................... C Grylls 10 x0033 Kokanee Gold m (5) 55.5 ...........M Sweeney 11 66355 Maharishi tdm (8) 55.5 .................... R Jones 12 77257 Raisafuasho (3) 55.5.......... J Whiteside (a3) 13 54003 Trabaldy (2) 55.5 ........................M Cameron 14 70020 Te Kingi tm (1) 55 ........................ D Johnson

Blinkers on : Tommy Riki, Red Storm (R4), Ima Perfect Guy (R5) Blinkers off : Fast Profit (R4), Catch On (R5) Winkers on : Anaheim, Madame Millie (R3) Winkers off : Red Storm (R4)

Wanganui dogs Today at Hatrick Raceway

Wanganui Greyhound Racing Club Venue: Hatrick Raceway Meeting Date: 04 Sep 2013 NZ Meeting number : 9 Doubles: 1 and 2; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 4, 5 and 6; 7, 8 and 9; 10, 11 and 12 1 12.14pm ABSOLUTELY ELECTRICAL C0 C0, 305m 1 856 Vinnie Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 2 667 Trigger Zip nwtd ........................J McInerney 3 7 Dutchess Queen nwtd.................J McArthur 4 High Calibre nwtd....................... B Johnston 5 5521 Stiff Drink nwtd F & ........................Turnwald 6 34454 Homebush Envy nwtd ...............J McInerney 7 36442 Miss Sara nwtd ................................G Quirk 8 426 Fasa Man nwtd............................. M D Fryer 9 83688 Go Russel Go nwtd .....................J McArthur 10 787 Tai Baxter nwtd .........................J McInerney 2 12.34pm HARRISON HIRE MASTER C0 C0, 305m 1 2 Smart Cookie nwtd .....................J McArthur 2 Phenomenal Lily nwtd ......................L Ahern 3 27263 All For One nwtd .......................J McInerney 4 57 No No Romeo nwtd..........................G Quirk 5 F67 Sheldon Baxter nwtd .................J McInerney 6 43676 Groovy Leo nwtd .......................J McInerney 7 35735 Thunder Time nwtd G & ....................S Ross 8 67475 Ho Ho Ho nwtd L & ............................ Morris 9 83688 Go Russel Go nwtd .....................J McArthur 10 58578 Go Max nwtd ................................K Jackson 3 12.52pm J P PRINT (PETONE) C0 HT1 C0q, 520m 1 47 Adda Boy Zeke nwtd B & ..............G Atwood 2 6 Trojan Troy nwtd F &.......................Turnwald 3 Enhancer nwtd ............................B Hodgson 4 3647 Legal Aid nwtd ............................... P Lowen 5 Actual Lily nwtd ................................L Ahern 6 43344 Homebush Coral nwtd...............J McInerney 7 3 Buster Boy nwtd ..........................J McArthur 8 58444 Big Job Jonesy nwtd ............J Woolston-Bell 9 F67 Sheldon Baxter nwtd .................J McInerney 10 8 Icahn nwtd...................................B Hodgson 4 1.09pm GARY ROSS DECORATOR HT2 C0q, 520m 1 53557 Little Legs nwtd ................................P Taylor 2 Sarah Campbell nwtd..................B Hodgson 3 56 Vinny Doon nwtd B & ....................G Atwood 4 34724 Coyote Caught Ya nwtd ............E Duganzich 5 538 Homebush Crash nwtd..............J McInerney 6 22 Thrilling Mayhem nwtd .................... K Walsh 7 442 Rockin’ Rod nwtd ........................... P Lowen 8 762 Opie Bossman nwtd F & ................Turnwald

9 667 Trigger Zip nwtd ........................J McInerney 10 856 Vinnie Baxter nwtd ....................J McInerney 5 1.27pm PALAMOUNTAINS NUTRITION C1, 305m 1 61666 Genia Haka 18.02 .....................J McInerney 2 45887 Red Hot Dutch 18.26 ..................S Drysdale 3 63383 Sydenham Bubbles 17.51 G & ........ J Clarke 4 46237 Nina Be Good 18.04 ........................... L Bell 5 22212 Exponential Lily 17.82 ......................L Ahern 6 26544 Aschenputtel 17.83 ..........................G Quirk 7 71 Bev’s Viewpoint nwtd................A Duganzich 8 87788 Homebush Colt 17.79 ...............J McInerney 9 43746 Lavender Sal 17.85 ...................... P Denbee 10 74485 Thrilling Cloud nwtd ................ T McCracken 6 1.44pm MICKEY’S SUPER LIQUOR C1 C1, 305m 1 38123 Sarah’s Cool 17.84 F & ..................Turnwald 2 26143 Sedgebrook Glory 18.23 .....................F Kite 3 46246 Another Drink 18.11 ..................J McInerney 4 27618 Cawbourne Banksy 17.90 ................G Quirk 5 26458 Thrilling Halo nwtd ........................M Gowan 6 4313 Individual Lily 18.25 .........................L Ahern 7 32832 Black Mercedes 17.85 ............. S Gommans 8 F5448 Bit Roso nwtd ............................... H Mullane 9 56737 Chelsea’s Beauty 17.84 ............... T Downey 10 44575 Mac Tan 18.07 B & ........................G Atwood 7 2.02pm WANGANUI SECURITY C1 C1, 305m 1 31643 Zamaddis Lass 18.24................... T Downey 2 62526 Homebush Greta 18.26................ H Mullane 3 2231F Lockett In Eddie 17.62 .....................L Ahern 4 61457 Mic Player 17.94 ............................ P Lowen 5 78644 Another Street 17.67 .................J McInerney 6 46536 Jager 17.94 G & .............................. J Clarke 7 53285 Jimmy The Buck 18.03 ................. P Denbee 8 71713 Where’s Rican 17.94 .................J McInerney 9 66258 Face The Demon 18.24..................... R Hunt 10 54387 Eunuchs Luck 18.27..................A Blackburn 8 2.19pm HAPPY 70TH ALLAN HALL C1 C1, 520m 1 73452 My Lil Lucifer 31.45 K & ....................Phillips 2 66346 Cluain Meala 30.91 .................... B Johnston 3 45416 George nwtd ................................ M D Fryer 4 12741 Phone Tap nwtd F & .......................Turnwald 5 38224 Runs Like Al nwtd ........................... C Brider 6 63535 Sue Sews Socks 30.65 ............ T Mischefski 7 58352 Embee Dee nwtd ......................J McInerney 8 32144 Darby Lane 30.67 L & ........................ Morris 9 84543 Our Bernie nwtd ........................... H Mullane 10 83678 Mighty Baxter 30.65 ..................J McInerney 9 2.37pm CROMBIE LOCKWOOD LTD FINAL C1, 305m

The Chris Ruth Centre Trust provides day services for school leavers with very high needs disabilities in the greater Christchurch area. We require people with the personality and temperament to support individuals in our service with their daily programmes.

Today at Pukekohe Park

Counties RC Venue: Pukekohe Park Meeting Date: 4 Sept 2013 NZ Meeting number: 2 Doubles: 2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7 Trebles: 1, 2 and 3; 5, 6 and 7 1 12.25pm (NZT) WAIUKU COSMOPOLITAN CLUB MAIDEN 1200 $7000, MDN, 1200m 1 9x253 Mahbeer (8) 58.5 .................... R Smyth (a3) 2 Barolo (7) 58.5 ................................ D Nolan 3 06x Kash Konverta (1) 58.5 ............... C Dell (a1) 4 72477 Garden Of Gold (2) 56.5 ........... M D Plessis 5 04x08 Leana Me (6) 56.5........................... C Grylls 6 8x008 I’m A City Girl 56.5 ....................... Scratched 7 Higher (5) 56 ..............................M Cameron 8 73 Unforgettabelle (4) 54 .............. B Grylls (a2) 9 Lac La Ronge (3) 54 ....................... S Spratt 2 1.00pm MANUREWA & PAPATOETOE COSMOPOLITAN CLUB MDN 1400 $7000, MDN, 1400m 1 93252 Joey Jonz (3) 58.5 ................... B Grylls (a2) 2 92 Dragonstone (7) 58.5 ..................T Thornton 3 57x Flying Treasure (6) 58.5 ................... L Innes 4 0077x Bold Mariner (2) 58.5 ...................... D Nolan 5 60 Egg (5) 58.5 .............................K Leung (a3) 6 2x Posh (1) 56.5..............................M Cameron 7 48x73 Midnite Rendezvous (4) 56.5 .. P Turner (a1) 3 1.35pm WEYMOUTH COSMOPOLITAN & SPORTS CLUB F&M MDN 1600 $12,000, MDN F&M, 1600m 1 23232 Keepit (7) 57.5................................. N Harris 2 x3624 Anaheim (2) 57.5 ...................... M D Plessis 3 x5263 Dancing On Tables (9) 57.5 ............ S Spratt 4 42384 Madame Millie (3) 57.5 ............... D Johnson 5 76554 Maiden Warrior (6) 57.5 .................. C Grylls

Support Person We are opening a Centre in Ashburton in late January 2014 and are looking to appoint staff to begin at that time.

Counties gallops


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74616 Mighty Monica 18.16 ........................G Quirk 75372 Homebush Julie 18.55 ............. S Gommans 85573 Kiribati Girl 18.33 ..................... S Gommans 78351 Blue Rush 18.18 L & .......................... Morris 68673 Ramessee nwtd ............................M Gowan 58644 Madam Norris nwtd ...........................J Tapiki 81782 Tepirita Jazil 17.95 .......................... C Brider 28884 Sydenham Sam 17.73 G & ............. J Clarke 74485 Thrilling Cloud nwtd ................ T McCracken 88455 Double Tapp nwtd ......................... M Gowan 10 2.55pm KEENAN CONCRETE C1 C1, 520m 1 35227 Cognac Diamond nwtd G & ..............S Ross 2 45324 Uno Charm nwtd .........................B Goodwin 3 114 Blue And Curly 30.57 ...............A Duganzich 4 77383 Belle Cadeau 30.76 ............................S Kite 5 32632 Thirsty Kelvin nwtd ....................J McInerney 6 22231 Gucci Rush 30.81 L & ........................ Morris 7 67672 Pandemonium Paws 31.29 K &.........Phillips 8 35314 Ten Point One 30.80 ........................P Taylor 9 37456 Girly Dreamz 30.77 .............................. I Cox 10 83678 Mighty Baxter 30.65 ..................J McInerney 11 3.12pm MORRIE GIBBONS SIGNS C2 C2, 305m 1 54553 Calm Rita 17.86 ......................... B Johnston 2 26321 Yeah Nah 17.89...................................L Udy 3 61638 Botany Jessie 17.91..................J McInerney 4 86137 Sedgebrook Lad 17.97........................F Kite 5 56437 Sydenham Opal 17.89 G & ............. J Clarke 6 83322 Hat Trick Chaos 17.73 ......................L Ahern 7 83347 Sarah’s Domain nwtd ................J McInerney 8 74456 Yaldhurst Edward 17.74 ............J McInerney Emergencies: 9 63844 Homebush Hayley 17.59 ...........J McInerney 10 88371 Smidged nwtd ...............................A Speight 12 3.31pm THE ROCK 95.2FM C2 C2, 305m 1 54831 Gina Mac 17.71...........................J McArthur 2 65176 Supreme Shelleen 17.78 ..........J McInerney 3 34256 Cawbourne Darcy 17.65 ..................... L Bell 4 54143 Jolokia 17.89 ..................................R Murray 5 21222 Uno Orange 17.63 ..........................S Maher 6 52215 Thrilling Might nwtd G & .................. J Clarke 7 41137 Another Pizza 17.73..................J McInerney 8 75617 Working Camarade 17.86 ...........B Goodwin Emergencies: 9 63844 Homebush Hayley 17.59 ...........J McInerney 10 36374 Prefontaine 17.81 ......................J McInerney LEGEND: fsdt - First Start Here nwd - No Win this Distance fstd - First Start This Distance 31 13 - Best Winning Time This Track

Assistant Herd Manager Have you got at least one years dairy experience? Looking to change farms for a new challenge? Then consider this role to join our team at Blackford Farming Ltd on our 683 ha dairy farm, milking 2000 cows through 2x fully automated 60 bale rotary sheds, both with protrac, no irrigation, new housing and an attractive remuneration package and roster. 10 mins from Methven 40 mins to Ashburton and one hour to Christchurch. School bus at gate. Further AG ITO training encouraged. Must be eligible to work in NZ. Please send a CV to or call 021 543 292 to discuss further.

Café Time – Café/ Bakery A position has become available in our busy café for a weekend senior café assistant for both Saturday and Sunday every SECOND week. We are looking for a mature, friendly, honest and reliable person to join our great team and someone who enjoys giving great customer service. Experience would be an advantage but not necessary as full training will be given.

Phone 307 2776, or 308 1505 after hours

Accounts Receivable/Administration We currently have a position available in our busy flooring and window furnishing business. Key tasks would include: • Accounts Receivable Invoicing • Preparing quotes • Ordering product • Booking in jobs • General clerical work The person we are looking for would have an enthusiastic personality and who enjoys dealing with customers and working in a team environment. A natural ability for detail is essential. Some computer and/or retail experience would be preferred however full training will be provided. This position is full-time Monday to Friday and also some Saturday mornings. Please forward your application to: AR Vacancy Skip-2-It Flooring Xtra 24 Tarbottons Road Ashburton Applications close Friday 6 September 2013

ADCROFT MOTEL Require a casual Motel Cleaner. Must be able to work weekends.


308 3587

for more details.


Phone Anna 03 308 8402

Required for progressive earthmoving business, based at Lismore, 20 minutes from Ashburton. Must have class 5 license and be able to work unsupervised. Transport provided to and from work. Excellent hourly rate paid to successful applicants. Please phone Brent Jones 303-6304 evenings or email contract1995@hotmail. com


We require a qualified senior hairstylist to join our busy, friendly and professional team on a part-time basis.

Excavator Operator and Truck Driver

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Director of Cricket Mid - Canterbury Cricket

Full Time Role Mix of Development & High Performance Coaching At Canterbury Cricket and Mid Canterbury Cricket we value integrity, respect and courage and have enormous pride and passion for the colours that have been worn by our cricketers for over 100 years. In line with our vision, we are seeking candidates for this full time role to be based in Ashburton reporting to the board of Mid Canterbury Cricket. This is a new role within a restructured Mid Canterbury Cricket organisation and provides a wonderful opportunity for a self motivated, energetic, skilful cricket technician. Full time roles do not readily become available in cricket and roles such as this with variety and the opportunity to make a significant difference to thousands of cricketers are few and far between. This role will be empowered to lead and achieve an exciting cricket plan developed by Mid Canterbury Cricket and will have the responsibility to oversee and lead the delivery of cricket in Mid Canterbury. The main part of the role is to support a cluster of primary schools, secondary schools and clubs in developing support structures to ensure that the game continues to grow. In addition to this the role will also lead and deliver where appropriate the high performance programme for the District including the Hawke Cup representative side. In order to fulfil the vision and responsibilities of this role, candidates must possess the following attributes and experience. • Past involvement with community cricket and the development of elite cricketers • Strong professional ethics • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills • At the very minimum a NZC Level 1 coaching qualification or overseas equivalent • Be eligible to work in New Zealand Applications for this role close on Friday 6th September, 2013. Applications must be made by email to Mike Southby, Chairman of Mid Canterbury Cricket at and Richard Hayward, Director of Amateur Cricket at Canterbury Cricket at The applications must include a covering letter and show that you possess the attributes, skills and experience detailed above. Initial enquiries are available by phoning Richard Hayward on +64 3 366 3003 and a full job description is available by visiting or upon request from Richard.

Staff required Demi Chef/Chef de Partie The Lake House Restaurant, Lake Hood Mid Canterbury. We are looking for someone to join and learn from our top chefs heading into the busy summer period. Applications must be open to learning new cooking techniques, must have proven experience in the following; • Maintaining a high level of cookery whilst producing meals for both lunch and dinner services. • Working with a small team of chefs I kitchen hands. • Preparing and maintain hot entrees and garnish section. • Participating in menu ideas and daily specials. • Minimum two years experience in similar role. • Be able to withstand a high demand pressure situation Salary by negotiation Kitchen Hands also required. C.V. to:

Analyst – Farm Nutrient Budgets Mayfield Hinds Irrigation Limited is an irrigation supply company servicing 33,000 hectares via an open race system in Mid Canterbury. We have a position available to undertake nutrient budgets of our Farmer Shareholders. Establishing an understanding of our collective members nutrient footprint, is vital in establishing future scheme operating parameters. The applicant will be responsible for meeting with our farmers, running Overseer® models for their farm and reporting. The applicant should have the following attributes: • Mature, confident communicator • Proficient computer and numeracy skills • Self motivated, with good attention to detail. A practical person with an understanding of farming systems in Canterbury would be an advantage. Technical experience in the operation of Overseer® is preferred but not essential as support will be provided in this role. Applications close on Monday 9th September and are to be submitted for the attention of: Carmen Foster Mayfield Hinds Irrigation Limited P.O. Box 278 Ashburton 7740 Phone: (03) 975 8547 E-mail:

Truck And Trailer / Forklift Operator Mid Canterbury Growers Limited grows seed and process potatoes on land in a 25km radius of its yard in Ashburton.

Truck Drivers

Due to retirement we are looking for someone to join our small but expanding company. The job role includes operating a modern truck and trailer carting seed and fertiliser from store to paddock at planting time (Sept, Oct, Nov), and carting harvested potatoes in boxes from paddock back to store (March, April, May).

Due to the nature of our harvesting business we are looking for individuals that can be flexible during our busy harvesting periods, weekend work will be required.

When not driving the truck you will be required to operate a forklift and run one of our graders. There will also be yard, machinery and potato box maintenance to be done out of season. This is a varied job which requires someone who can be flexible and able to work long hours in the peek harvest season. Attention to detail and the ability to keep accurate records are required.

We are looking for experienced full time truck drivers for immediate start.

Applicants must have a Class 5 licence.

We consider ourselves to be a “work place of choice” we offer competitive remuneration and a first class team environment second to none. We operate out of two yards one being 5 minutes from Tinwald, the other, 20 minutes from Tinwald

If you would like to be part of our team please email us your C.V with two references and a covering letter to:

The applicant will need to be licenced and experienced at Class 5 HT level and be able to operate a forklift and loader in a safe and efficient manner. Job to start end of September. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Please contact Tim Pike on 0274 555 747 and or send your CV to

Wait Staff Required The Lake House Restaurant, Lake Hood

YOUR LOCAL We design, PAINTING we build, PROFESSIONALS we innovate. Contact us today on: Richard: 027 279 8952

Office: 308 9039

211 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton (03) 307 61 30

Mid Canterbury. We require full and part time wait staff must have proven front of house experience. This is a high demand position, salary by negotiation on experience. C.V. to:

Water Supply Raceman (Full Time Position) Rangitata Diversion Race (RDR) Management Ltd is a water supply company delivering water throughout Mid-Canterbury for Hydro Electric Generation, Stock Water Supply and Irrigation to three farmer owned irrigation schemes. This is a rostered position. We are a 24-hour 7-day a week operation. The primary responsibilities of the position are – To assist with the operation and maintenance of the RDR. This includes operation of remote gate and race monitoring system, noxious plant spraying and general maintenance. The ideal person will – Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work unsupervised Have good record keeping and computing skills. A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel would be advantageous. Demonstrate flexibility in approach to work hours. The position requires the applicant to be on-call on a weekly roster and the ability to prioritise workload to meet daily commitments. There is an expectation that the applicant lives within 45 minutes driving time to Mayfield and must hold a current driver’s licence. A job description is available from the Company Office: 18 Kermode Street, Ashburton or phone 027 254 5550 or email ( requesting a copy. Applications close Friday 20 September 2013 and should be sent to: Wendy Reith, Rangitata Diversion Race Management Ltd, PO Box 61, Ashburton 7740 or email to

Curtain Consultant We currently have a position available in our busy flooring and window furnishing business for a fulltime curtain consultant. Key tasks would include: • Measuring for curtains/blinds • Hanging curtains/blinds • Ordering fabric/blinds etc • Quoting and invoicing • Assisting customers The person we are looking for would have an enthusiastic and motivated personality who enjoys dealing with customers and working in a team environment. A natural ability for detail is essential. Some experience would be preferred however full training will be provided. Please forward your application to: Curtain Vacancy Skip-2-It Flooring Xtra 24 Tarbottons Road Ashburton Applications close Friday 6 September 2013

Got something to sell? Having a garage sale? Call the Guardian today for your advertising requirements. 307 7900

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OFFICE MANAGER We are seeking a full time Office Manager with an affinity for the rural sector to manage our busy admin team. This position has plenty of responsibility and a variety of work, working with a small team you will be responsible for the smooth running of the contracting office. Must have previous experience running an office and managing staff. Proficiency in MYOB and Microsoft Office essential. We will offer an attractive remuneration package for the right candidate.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please send your CV and a brief summary of why you think you would be suitable for this role to Applications close Friday, September 20


4 TINT-A-WINDOW solar protective films, UV block, fade, heat and glare control, privacy and safety films for glass. FREE quotes - 20 years local service. Bill Breukelaar - phone 0800 368 468.

RAFFLES Ashburton Club & MSA Indoor Bowls

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1st 1654 G Brine SUN CONTROL WINDOW 2nd 2038 Teressa TINTING. Professional Winners notified. window tinting of cars, homes & offices. Quality films for privacy, UV (fading), heat, safety & security. Phone MOTORING Craig Rogers your ONLY local applicator. 307 6347. WHEEL alignments at great Member of Master Tinters NZ prices. Maximise the life of your tyres with an SITUATIONS WANTED alignment from Neumanns Tyre Services Ltd, 197 Wills DAIRY position required Street. Phone 308-6737. by a reliable worker from now through 2013/2014 season, with one or two bedroom accommodation. Phone 027 927 1428.

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RURAL TRADING POST GRAZING WANTED - 150 Ewes with lambs Ph 027 551 3924.

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Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton has a vacancy in the busy Paint department serving both trade and DIY customers. This position is one day per week with the potential of more hours through covering our seasonal departments, holidays and sickness. The successful applicant needs to be flexible with hours available and work a weekend day if required. If you think you are the person we are looking for please send your C.V. and covering letter to: or post to Human Resources, P.O. Box 35, Ashburton. 7740.

Nistha Sapkota Happy 5th Birthday. “Happy School Days” Lots of love, Baba, Mom, Uncle, Aunty and brother and sister. Birthday Greetings are free for those aged 12 and under only. Free birthday greetings must be received at least two working days before date of insertion otherwise there is no guarantee that it will appear on the day requested. Photos will be available at our ground floor office for collection after notice has appeared in the paper.

Cake Tin Hire

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The Arcade, Ashburton 03 308 8287

Great tree work business for sale

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

Excellent existing client base Exciting and stimulating industry » Shelter removal » Controlled topping » Logging » Land clearing Call Ernie to find out more 027 480 2554

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

MEETINGS, EVENTS ASHBURTON Society of Arts. Winter Show. Short St LIVESTOCK, PETS Studio. On now until CALF milk wanted, September 21. 17 members Mayfield/Hinds area. Please exhibiting. Open Mon, Wed, phone 027 498 8659. Sat, 10am - 2pm. Enquiries, Ph 308 4533. HIRE

Mid Canterbury Victim Support Annual General Meeting Wednesday October 9, 2013 At 7.30pm Community Link Room Cass Street.

LOST, FOUND WALLET (black) lost Saturday, August 31, in the vicinity of Countdown, Ashburton. Any information please phone 022 102 6561.

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




CONTAINERS for sale or hire, ex shipping: general and insulated. Sidelifter available for delivery. Wilson Bulk Transport, Phone 308-7772.

COMFORTABLE two bedroom home in pleasant Catherwood Avenue, large double garage, available long term from late September. $375 per week. Apply Ashburton Guardian No 787, KWILA DECKING Super Burnett Street, P O Box 77, spring special available Ashburton 7740. Aug/Sept. Out it goes $6/m 90 x 19, $11/m 140 x 19 (incl HOUSE for rent. Lauriston GST) while stocks last township. For more (cash/chq/eftpos ONLY) - information contact Wendy Adams Sawmill, Malcolm on 302 4799. McDowell Road - Ph 3083595. TO RENT: very tidy three bedroom family home, close THREE seater settee, multi to schools and town centre. coloured. Rolled arms. Double garage, well fenced, Couch. Excellent condition. warm and tidy. $330 per Phone 303-3165. week. 027 688 6554.

LAMB grazing wanted for September / October. Ideally grass, top money paid for top feed. Phone Mitch 027 313 WITH SPRING ON ITS WAY 1320 or 302 1787. get your feet ready now. At ADULT The China Shop we have the ENTERTAINMENT beautiful Linden Leaves GARDENING footcare range which will PEASTRAW for sale, medium freshen and revive all feet. ANGEL - busty, tall, attractive squares. $30 plus GST. You will find us in The 32 year old, in/out calls. Phone 022 411 3167. Please phone 308-5659. Arcade, Burnett Street.


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






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GARAGE Sale, large amount of gardening equipment, plumbing tools, steamer, hand tools, bedroom drawers, king single bed, writing desk and much more. Saturday, September 7. 9am, 4B Nursery Drive.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A SPODE SOUP TUREEN and ladle? Bring in your favourite soup recipe when you make a Spode purchase then you will be in the draw. This is for the month of September only at The China Shop.

YAYAKO, I’m very naughty and exciting, first time here. 25’s, size 7-8, D-cup, just let me know what you want, I will make sure you leave with smile, I’m very happy to meet you, make lovely fun. Available 24/7, in/out call. 022 046 0378.

Daily Events Wednesday

Inspired to stitch, local embroiderers exhibition on at the Ashburton Art Gallery 9.00am - 4.00pm until September 22nd. Baring Square East. ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. For free budget advice and workshop New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Consultancy House. Exhibition, Russell Clark’s Gold Rush panels. 9.30am Main Street, Methven. SPORT MID CANTERBURY. Walking group. Meet outside the Community ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH. Holy Communion, Park Street. Pool, Walnut Ave at 9.30am. 10.00am - 3.00pm 9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Classic aircraft on display including DC3. Second time around op shop. Ashburton Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. Baptist Church, Cnr Cass and Havelock 10.00am - 4.00pm Streets. ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY 10.00am GROUP. ASHBURTON EMBROIDERER’S GUILD.

Open for research, non members welcome. Upstairs in the old Polytech building, 254 Cameron Street. 10.00am - 7.00pm ASHBURTON ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM. Open, all welcome. Baring Square East. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Exercises for people with limited mobility. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 11.00am MID CANTERBURY LADIES PROBUS CLUB. Movie Ping Pong. Regent Cinema, Wills Street. 11.30am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Mid week service and lunch. 48 Allens Road, Allenton.

M.S.A. GARDEN SECTION. Meal at the M.S.A. restaurant, 11.30am meeting, 1.30pm guest speaker. Meet at the restaurant. M.S.A. Havelock Street. 1.15pm TINWALD 500 CLUB CARDS. Come join in and play cards, all welcome. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 1.30pm ASHBURTON HERB SOCIETY. Members to discuss two chosen herbs. 1/51 Peter Street. 7.00pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing, Pipe Band hall, Creek Road.

7.00pm - 9.30pm MID CANTERBURY LINE DANCERS. Learn to line dance 7pm, followed by beginner/intermediate (8pm - 9pm). Phone 307 -7138 a/h. Tinwald hall, Graham Street. 7.30pm ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women walking group. Leaves from 48 Allens Road, Allenton. ASHBURTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Dancing, music, fitness and fun. Buffalo hall, Cox Street. ALLENTON INDOOR BOWLING CLUB. New members welcome. Allenton hall, Harrison Street.


METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Art Exhibition, Russell Clark’s Gold Rush Panels. Main Street, Methven. 10.30am MID CANTERBURY NEW COMERS NETWORK. New comers coffee morning group. McDonald’s Ashburton. 10.45am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Qigong exercises, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street.

12.50pm M.S.A. PETANQUE. Petanque has started, everyone welcome, Racecourse Road. 1.00pm ASHBURTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY INDOOR BOWLS. Bowls afternoon new and old members welcome, Balmoral hall, Cameron Street. 1.00pm - 3.00pm ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM, Classic aircraft on display including DC 3. Ashburton airport, Seafield Road.

1.30pm ASHBURTON SENIOR NET. Setting up your computer/laptop, cleaning and anti viruses. M.S.A. lounge off Burnett Street. 2.00pm ASHBURTON INDOOR BOWLS. Play bowls at the Indoor bowling stadium, 31 McNally Street. 7.30pm GLENYS’ DANCE GROUP. Old time/sequence dancing, learn to dance. All welcome. Pipe Band hall, Creek Road.

9.00am - 4.00pm ASHBURTON BUDGET ADVISORY SERVICE INC. For free budget advice and workshop enquiries. Phone 307-0496. 60 Cass Street, Consultancy House. 9.30am M.S.A. TAI CHI CLUB. Beginners class, newcomers welcome. M.S.A. Social hall, Havelock Street. 9.30am - 11.30am MID CANTERBURY BADMINTON CLUB. Daytime section, new players very welcome. Sports hall, Tancred Street.

9.30am - 12.30pm ASHBURTON TOY LIBRARY. Open today. Methodist Church hall, Baring Square East. 9.30am - 1.00pm ASHBURTON BAPTIST CHURCH. Second time round op shop. Ashburton Baptist Church, cnr Cass and Havelock Street. 10.00am ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Fit Kidz. 48 Allens Road. Allenton. ASHBURTON EMBROIDERER’S GUILD. Inspired to stitch - local embroiderers exhibition. Ashburton Art Gallery, Baring Square East.



LOC AL BODY ELEC TIONS Local government elections are your chance to have a say in who will make decisions on behalf of our community on matters that affect us all. This includes things like the local environment, rates, parking, rubbish and parks. Are you enrolled to vote? The Ashburton District electoral roll can be viewed at: Council’s administration office, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton and Ashburton Public Library, corner Havelock and West Streets, Ashburton. If you have not enrolled, you can still do so, but will need to cast a special vote. Read more about the voting period below.



Applications are now open for the Creative Communities New Zealand for funding towards arts and cultural projects in the Ashburton District.

Max is a Rhodesian Ridgeback Staffordshire cross we found in the Rakaia Gorge.

Further information and application forms are available from the Council website.

Max has not been claimed by his owner for almost 4 weeks.

Applications close at 5.00pm, Monday 30 September 2013.

If you would like to adopt Max, please call Council on 03 307 7700.


Ryan is a Bull Terrier Cross found wandering and impounded on 24 August. No one has come forward to claim him, so he is up for rehoming.

PROPOSAL TO CLOSE ROADS Ashburton District Council gives public notice of a proposal to temporarily close roads to ordinary vehicle traffic to enable the holding of a community event – CJM Events Limited “Muddy Good Run”. Proposed road closure: NORMANBY ROAD, from BAKERS ROAD to WEST TOWN BELT

If you would like to adopt Ryan, please call Council on 03 307 7700.

On This Week Meetings Hinds Rural Fire AGM Wednesday 4 September, 7.30pm Citizenship Ceremony Thursday 5 September, 11.30am Council Meeting Thursday 5 September, 1.30pm Upper Rakaia Rural Fire AGM Thursday 5 September, 4.00pm Alford Forest Rural Fire AGM Thursday 5 September, 7.00pm



Period of Closure: From 9.30 am until 12.00 midday on Sunday, 20 October 2013.

Council provides a 24 hour service for urgent calls such as noise and animal complaints.

Proposed closure is made under the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) regulations 1965. Any person objecting to the proposal should lodge notice of their objection and the grounds for their objection in writing by post or email to the Council by 4.00pm Friday 20 September 2013.

Its important to call while noise or animal problems are happening so that Council can investigate and resolve it.



Annual General Meetings of the volunteer rural fire forces in the Ashburton District will take place from the beginning of August through until September 2013.

Voting period Voting papers will be posted to all electors between Friday 20 September and Wednesday 25 September.

Dates, times and locations of all AGM meetings can be found on the Council website.

The voting period will commence on Friday 20 September and all voting papers must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than 12 noon Saturday 12 October 2013.

If you would like to make an urgent complaint, call us on 03 307 7700.

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Puzzles Wednesday, September 4, 2013 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. About fifty one suffuses and feels thrilled (7) 5. Was confusing to the Leathernecks to crowd so densely (5) 8. Bring about withdrawal concerning religious pamphlet (7) 9. Put oneself out with divorced partner and ‘er tank-top (5) 10. Hang it, if you’re going in for decoration (9) 12. He wants Paul, in his protection from the wet (3) 13. There’s nothing in a trick that will awaken one (5) 17. Is coming back at end of Lent to be in session (3) 19. Principal’s acid advantage to begin with (4,5) 21. Artfully escape the French return, due to change (5) 22. Fuel carrier manuscript again is wrong about (3-4) 24. First appearance of French, on the other hand (5) 25. Short officer returns to fellow-fighter in the district (7)









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DOWN 1. Chucked by the endless worn variety (6) 2. Lent little Edward some change, and got stung (7) 3. Spring is endless for land under grass (3) 4. Scenery builders have done their job: that’s the arrangement (3-2) 5. Spars for lifting unbroken limbs (9) 6. On the watch, watch-chain has no end of snib (5) 7. Uses car, being most upset about the alternative (6)


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11. Non-u chum mother or father takes in for writing material (9) 14. A barrier against the main encroachment (3-4) 15. Climb, like first of champions, to the finish (6) 16. What wasp will do to your top is mean (6) 18. It’s a handy thing to hitchhike with (5) 20. One carrying a divine message in a strange language (5) 23. It’s not enough to be ill, so read it the way it appears (3)


YESTERDAY’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 1. Earns 4. Descant 8. Elder 9. Believe 10. Tea 11. Melodrama 12. Iced 13. Arid 18. Celestial 20. Tan 21. Abstain 22. Mania 23. Rosette 24. Smash Down: 1. Electric chair 2. Radiate 3. Shrimp 4. Dabble 5. Salads 6. Arena 7. The garden path 14. Rotunda 15. Aslant 16. Fiancé 17. Clamps 19. Loses



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QUICK Across: 6. Eludes 7. Ethnic 10. Expects 11. Egg on 12. Test 13. Wryly 16. Bling 17. Leap 20. Extra 21. Merrier 22. Survey 23. Valuer Down: 1. Nevertheless 2. Purpose 3. Mercy 4. Utterly 5. Snags 8. Contemporary 9. Astronomy 14. Pleased 15. Serious 18. Stern 19. Dread

QUICK ACROSS 1. Without noise (11) 8. Contaminated (7) 9. Respond (5) 10. Bend a joint (4) 11. Nobleman’s land (7) 12. Deity (3) 13. Fever (4) 15. Location (4) 17. The day before (3) 19. Easily discernible (7) 20. In this place (4) 23. Small dog (5) 24. Against (7) 25. Impressive, dramatic (11)

DOWN 1. Depart (3,3) 2. Bring together (5) 3. Obligation (4) 4. Swirled around (6) 5. Startle (8) 6. A long time ago (colloq) (4,3) 7. Bury (6) 12. Mass murder (8) 14. Rules (7) 16. Agree (6) 17. Bodyguard (6) 18. Drinking session (6) 21. Art stand (5) 22. Large-scale, impressive (4)


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ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20) For now it’s more about establishing what you want from your relationships and what they need from you than walking the talk. TAURUS (APR 20 – MAY 21) Trust that if you can see it, you can do it and that while you might not have the support now to turn desires into reality that can and will change. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 22) Venus is working now to try and establish a balance between work and play. If you can’t manage it now you’ll have real problems down the track. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 24) Trust what a nose for money is telling you, especially when it comes to where to put your time and energy. It’s now all about the money. LEO (JULY 24 – AUG 23) Wear your heart on your sleeve, doing whatever it takes to give your heart a voice, without feeling that you have to tackle the tough issues. VIRGO (AUG 23 – SEP 23) Due to leave your income sector in just seven days, Venus is more focused on building your confidence and a sense of entitlement. LIBRA (SEP 23 – OCT 23) Trust that if you can see it, even if you don’t have the means or support now to make it happen, that the resources will appear to make it happen. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 24) Letting your imagination run wild with your rose coloured glasses on is more important than you realise, sowing valuable seeds. SAGITTARIUS (NOV 24 – DEC 21) Venus knows that those unscripted moments, where serendipitous events fall into place spontaneously, are the best. CAPRICORN (DEC 21 – JAN 20) Listen to your heart and focus more on defining your professional desires and expectations than worrying about the ‘when, where and how’. AQUARIUS (JAN 20 – FEB 19) With a second professional wave about to hit, make the most of a very short lull, using it as a chance to embrace a sense of adventure. PISCES (FEB 19 – MAR 20) Venus is the first link in a very long financial chain that stretches to mid 2014, but it all begins in believing in what’s possible.

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Family Notices 26 Ashburton Guardian

CHAPMAN, Arthur Ernest 7708 - 2 NZEF – On Monday, September 2, peacefully at Lister Home Waimate aged 96 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Thelma, dearly loved father and father-in-law of Clare and the late Bill (Ashburton), Roy and Margaret (Waimate) and Jenny (Dunedin). Loved and loving grandad and great grandad of Louise, Jason, Angus and Georgia McCone, Paul, Robyn and Holly, Simon, Kylie, Sam and Rose; Craig and Michelle, Kyla, Roslyn, Russ and Ella Parker, Fiona and Gael. In lieu of flowers donations to Lister Home would be appreciated and may be left at the service. A service for Arthur will be held at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, John Street, Waimate on FRIDAY, September 6 at 11am, followed by private cremation. A special thanks to the staff at Lister Home for their wonderful care. Aoraki Funeral Home FDANZ

CRUM, Omra Stephenson – On September 2, 2013 at Ashburton. Aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Raymond. Much loved and cherished mother and mother in law of Graeme and Lesley, Reana and the late Ernest Plato (Auckland). Devoted and much loved gran of Ben and Pru. Messages to Crum family, C/- 116 Peary Road, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024. A service to celebrate Omra’s life will be held at St Stephen’s, Park Street, Ashburton on THURSDAY, September 5, commencing at 2.00pm. Followed by cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton

VAN VLIET, Jannetje (Jenny) – On September 2, 2013. Passed away suddenly. Dearly loved wife of the late Jan (John). Loved and cherished mother and mother in law of Bert and Bev, John and Joan, and Angela and Owen Hay. Loved sister of Maaike Kooijman (Netherlands) and special Oma to Stacey, Nicole, Thomas, Sarah, Sam, Bryn, Nathan, and Rebecca, and a loved great Oma of her 7 great grandchildren. Messages to the Van Vliet family, C/- 239 Lethams Road, R D 2, Ashburton. A service to remember Jenny will be held at Our Chapel, cnr East and Cox Streets, Ashburton on FRIDAY, September 6, commencing at 11.00am. Followed by cremation. Paterson’s Funeral Services FDANZ Ashburton






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Mostly fine, a few snow showers about the foothills at first. Wind at 1000m: S 50 km/h, easing. Wind at 2000m: S gale 80 km/h, easing to SW 40 km/h in the afternoon.








TOMORROWFZL: 800m gradually rising to 2400m


Mostly fine with morning frosts. However, some coastal drizzle developing later south of Banks Peninsula. Light winds.

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Rise 6:56 am Set 6:09 pm


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Rise 6:54 am Set 6:10 pm


Fair fishing

Rise 6:16 am Set 6:00 pm

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Good fishing Rise 6:44 am Set 7:04 pm

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Selwyn Whitecliffs (NIWA) at 11:00 am, yesterday

Rakaia Fighting Hill (NIWA) at 1:45 pm, yesterday 109.8 Nth Ashburton at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Sth Ashburton at 3:15 pm, yesterday


Rangitata Klondyke at 3:00 pm, yesterday


Waitaki Kurow at 3:00 pm, yesterday


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Palmerston North rain

Mostly fine but a few showers about the divide. Westerlies, gale about the tops. Rain about the divide, with a few falls spreading elsewhere, snow lowering to 800 metres. Strong westerlies, gale about the tops.


New moon

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Sleety showers, with snow down to 200 metres at first, clearing in the morning and becoming fine. Southwesterlies dying out in the afternoon and northerlies developing.

5 Sep 11:38 pm

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Snow easing in the afternoon. Wind at 1000m: S developing, gusting 50 km/h in exposed valleys. Wind at 2000m: S rising to severe gale 90 in exposed places.

Rise 5:47 am Set 4:57 pm

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Rain, with heavy falls, developing with a change to strong cold southerlies, and snow gradually lowering to 200 metres. Rain and snow easing to showers, some heavy with hail, in the afternoon.

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Mainly fine, Rain and southwesterlies developing later.

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A low to the east of the North Island moves away tomorrow, and a ridge spreads over the South Island and lower North Island. However, a front spreads over the country on Friday, followed by an unsettled southwesterly flow during Saturday and Sunday.

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CUTHILL, Maurice – September 4, 1993 September 4, 2013. Twenty years have passed but you are still remembered. Love from us all, MARGARET, Kim, Tracey, Janeen, Jodie and all the grandchildren.


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FRIDAY: Fine and frosty, late drizzle. Light winds.






TOMORROW: Sleety showers. SW dies, NE developing.



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TODAY: Rain then sleety showers. Strong cold southwesterlies.




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Ashburton Airport Temperature °C At 4pm 12.7 14.8 Max to 4pm -0.8 Minimum -5.7 Grass minimum Rainfall mm 0.0 16hr to 4pm September to date 0.4 Avg Sep to date 5 2013 to date 615.8 466 Avg year to date Wind km/h SE 13 At 4pm Strongest gust SE 26 Time of gust 2:42pm

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to 4pm yesterday


Christchurch Airport

Timaru Airport

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13.1 15.9 0.5 -3.9

12.6 15.0 -0.8 –

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0.0 0.2 4 492.4 447

0.2 0.2 4 391.6 332

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Television Wednesday, September 4, 2013


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6am Breakfast 9am The Chase 3 0 10am Good Morning 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 Alicia allows herself a moment of hope; Val makes an effort; Cameron sneaks down Main Street. 0 1:30 Come Dine With Me Australia PGR 3 2pm Four Weddings USA 3 3pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:55 Te Karere 2 0 4:25 Masterchef Australia 3 The teams go offsite. 0 5:25 Millionaire – Hot Seat 0 6pm One News 0 7pm Seven Sharp 0 7:30 Fair Go 0 8pm N Family Recipes Chef Michael van de Elzen visits home cooks and learns about their family recipes before dining with their families. 0 8:30 F One Born Every Minute AO Leah is having her sixth baby. 0 9:30 F Hoarding – Buried Alive 0 10:35 One News Tonight 0

6am Creflo Dollar 6:30 Buzzy Bee And Friends 3 0 6:35 Tiki Tour 3 0 7am Fish Hooks 0 7:25 Kung Fu Panda 3 0 7:50 Transformers Prime 3 0 8:15 Franklin 3 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 Two And A Half Men 3 0 12:55 Jeremy Kyle PGR 2pm My Kitchen Rules PGR 0 3:30 Back At The Barnyard 3 0 4pm Kickin’ It 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 Sarah wants to take it all; Ula’s plan backfires; Harper’s mistakes catch up with her. 0 7:30 Two and a Half Men 0 8pm The Neighbors 0 8:30 The Big Bang Theory 3 0 9pm Cougar Town PGR 0 9:30 Devious Maids AO 0 10:25 Supernatural AO 0

6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:30 The Shopping Channel 11:30 The Office Dwight is recruited to lead a team to go to Florida to create a chain of Sabre retail stores. Noon 3 News 12:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 30 1pm Dr Phil AO A man discusses how his former girlfriend stabbed him, and was then exonerated. 2pm The Dr Oz Show PGR 3pm Million-Dollar Listing NY PGR 4pm Rachael Ray Salma Hayek offers beauty tips; Rachael prepares an open-faced gumbo burger. 5pm Entertainment Tonight 5:25 Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals 30 6pm 3 News 7pm Campbell Live 7:30 The Block NZ PGR The teams must meet the deadline and finish the first room; disqualification threatens one team; the judges are harsh in their first-room critique. 0 8:35 3rd Degree Current affairs programme hosted by Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner. 9:30 Breakout Kings AO 0 10:30 Nightline

6am Sesame Street 3 6:55 Pingu 3 7am Sticky TV 3 7:30 Avatar – The Last Airbender 3 7:55 Casper Scare School 3 8:25 Chuggington 8:35 Bananas In Pyjamas 3 8:50 Bob The Builder 9am Thomas And Friends 9:10 Peppa Pig 3 9:20 Barney And Friends 3 9:50 Humf 3 9:55 Infomercials 2pm Sesame Street 3 2:55 Peppa Pig 3 3pm Sticky TV Featuring – Franklin And Friends and Oh No! It’s An Alien Invasion. 4:30 Four Live 6pm Everybody Hates Chris 3 6:30 Futurama 3 7pm The Simpsons PGR 3 0 7:30 Glee PGR 3 8:30 Grimm AO Nick and Hank investigate the murder of a high school academic-decathlon participant. 9:30 American Horror Story – Asylum AO A person dressed as Santa Claus stirs trouble at Briarcliff; Arden has a surprising encounter. 10:25 The Event AO 3

6:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3 An irreverent daily sports and entertainment show. 7am Deal Or No Deal 3 Game show hosted by Andrew O’Keefe that gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $200,000. 7:30 Home Shopping Noon The Doctors PGR 1pm The Jeff Probst Show 2pm Wife Swap UK PGR 3 The Burkes believe in living removed from the rat race, while the Howes live hectic, separated lives. 3pm Millionaire – Hot Seat 3 3:30 Getaway 3 4pm The Late Show With David Letterman 3 5pm Deal Or No Deal 3 5:30 Prime News 6pm Deal Or No Deal 6:30 Millionaire – Hot Seat 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Mythbusters PGR 8:30 N Under the Dome AO What is the dome, and why has it enclosed the people of Chester’s Mill? 9:30 N Shearing Gang PGR Series looking at the lives of New Zealand shearers. 10pm N Bondi Rescue 10:30 The Crowd Goes Wild 3

6am Bowls – Australian Indoor Championships Women’s Singles – Semi-final Two. 8am Bowls – Australian Indoor Championships Women’s Singles – Semi-Final One. 10am Rugby – ITM Cup (Highlights) Wellington v Manawatu. 10:30 Golf Central 11:30 Golf – Champions Tour (Highlights) Shaw Charity Classic. 12:30 Golf – US PGA Tour (Highlights) Deutsche Bank Championship – Round Four. 1:30 Golf – European PGA Tour (Highlights) Wales Open – Round Four. 2:30 Rugby League – Holden Cup (Replay) Sharks U20 v Cowboys U20. 4:30 All Access Mayweather v Canelo. 5pm Rugby League – NSW Cup (Replay) 7pm Rugby – ITM Cup Week 7:30 L Rugby – ITM Cup Auckland v Counties Manukau. From Eden Park in Auckland. 9:30 Golf World A weekly review of golf tournaments around the globe. 10pm Bowls – Australian Indoor Championships (Replay) Women’s Singles – Semi-Final One. From Toowoomba, Queensland.

11:05 Unforgettable AO 3 0 Midnight Sailing – Youth America’s Cup (Highlights) 1:15 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere 3 2 0

11:25 Happily Divorced PGR 0 11:55 Work It PGR 12:25 NY Med AO 3 1:30 Infomercials 2:30 Off The Map AO 3 0 3:15 Haven AO 3 0 4:05 Anderson Live PGR 5:05 The Erin Simpson Show 3 5:30 Infomercials

11:10 NCIS AO 3 The team works with the deputy district attorney to find a missing navy petty officer who is the only witness in a murder trial. 0 12:10 Infomercials 5am Joyce Meyer 5:30 Infomercials

11:20 Entertainment Tonight 11:50 Infomercials

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

Midnight Rugby League – National Competition (Replay) Waicoa Bay Stallions v Wellington Orcas. 2am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Wests Tigers v Rabbitohs. 4am Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Sea Eagles v Storm.

CHOICE TV 6am Benny Hinn 6:30 Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses 7:30 The Stagers 8am My Kitchen 8:30 Better Homes And Gardens 9:30 Yard Crashers 10am House Wreck Rescue 11am Auction Hunters 11:30 Buying And Selling With The Property Brothers Two brothers help homeowners take their next step up the property ladder. 12:30 Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses 1:30 Days Of Our Lives PGR 2:30 Wild At Heart 3:30 The Stagers 4pm Food Safari 4:30 The Cook And The Chef 5pm Candice Tells All 5:30 Million Dollar Contractor 6pm My Kitchen 6:30 Bath Crashers 7pm Barter Kings 8pm World On Wheels 8:30 Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 9:30 The Boat That Guy Built 10pm Autospeed 10:30 At Home With Julia AO 11pm World On Wheels 11:30 Wild At Heart


12:30 Benny Hinn 1am The Stagers 1:30 At Home With Julia AO 2am The Cook And The Chef 2:30 Food Safari 3am Mark Berg’s Fishing Addiction 4am My Kitchen 4:30 Bath Crashers 5am The Boat That Guy Built 5:30 Autospeed

MAORI TV 10am Korero Mai 3 2 11am Toku Reo 3 Noon Korero Mai 3 2 1pm Toku Reo 3 2pm Korero Mai 3 2 3pm Warrant Of Fitness 3 3:30 Rolie Polie Olie 3 2 4pm Miharo 3 2 4:30 Pukana 2 5pm Toi Whakaari (Starting Today) 3 2 5:30 Te Kaea 2

THE BOX 6am NYPD Blue MVLS 6:50 The Simpsons PG 7:15 Hardcore Pawn PG 7:40 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 8:05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 8:30 My Name Is Earl PG 8:55 24 MVLS 9:45 Law And Order MV 10:35 CSI – Miami MV 11:25 CSI MV 12:15 SVU MV 1:05 NYPD Blue MVLS 1:55 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG 2:20 My Name Is Earl PG 2:45 24 MVLS 3:35 Raw MC 6:30 The Simpsons PG 7pm Hardcore Pawn PG 7:30 CSI – Miami MV 8:30 NCIS MV 9:30 SVU MV 10:30 Law And Order MV 11:30 CSI – Miami MV


12:30 24 MVLS 1:20 America’s Funniest Home Videos PG 1:45 My Name Is Earl PG 2:10 NYPD Blue MVLS 3:05 NCIS MV 3:55 SVU MV 4:45 24 MVLS 5:35 Whose Line Is It Anyway? PG

SKY SPORT 2 6pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu 3 6:30 Ako 3 7pm Te Kaea 3 2 7:30 Te Tepu 2 8pm Poutiriao 8:30 Kowhao Rau 9:30 Whare Taonga 10pm Oruorua 10:30 Native Affairs 3 11:30 Te Kaea 3 2 Midnight Closedown

DISCOVERY 6am Destroyed In Seconds PG 6:30 Dirty Jobs PG Mardi Gras Bladder Banger. 7:30 Sons Of Guns M 8:30 Deadliest Catch PG Cain and Abel. 9:30 Mythbusters PG Exploding Lighter. 10:30 Bullet Points PG 11:30 Sons Of Guns M 12:30 Fatal Encounters M 1:30 Poisoned Passions M Love Thy Pastor. 2:30 Car v Wild PG 3:30 Sons Of Guns M 4:30 Deadliest Catch PG Redemption Day. 5:30 Mythbusters PG Anti-Gravity Device. 6:30 Bering Sea Gold PG 7:30 Deadliest Catch PG 8:30 Sons Of Guns M 9:30 American Guns M 10:30 Scorned – Love Kills M 11:30 Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? M


Midnight I Married A Mobster M 12:30 Sons Of Guns M 1:30 Deadliest Catch PG 2:30 Sons Of Guns M 3:30 American Guns M 4:30 Ghost Lab PG 5:30 Auction Kings PG

Family Recipes

8:00pm on TV One

SKY MOVIES 6:45 Firelight PGC 2012 Drama. Cuba Gooding jr. 8:20 Man On A Ledge MVL 2012 Thriller. Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks. 10:05 Conan The Barbarian 16VS 2011 Action. Jason Momoa. Noon Martha Marcy May Marlene 16VLS 2011 Drama. Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson. 1:40 Our Idiot Brother MLS 2011 Comedy. Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks. 3:10 The Making Of Savages MVS 3:40 Teenage Bank Heist MC 2012 Thriller. Abbie Cobb, Maeve Quinlan. 5:10 Turn The Beat Around PGL 2010 Drama. Romina D’Ugo, David Giuntoli. 6:40 Colombiana 16VL 2011 Action. Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan. 8:30 Ruby Sparks MLS 2012 Comedy. Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan. 10:15 Men In Black 3 MV 2012 Scifi Comedy.


Midnight True Justice – Urban Warfare 16V 2011 Action. 1:30 Slayer 16V 2006 Horror. 2:55 True Justice – Urban Warfare 16V 2011 Action. 4:25 Slayer 16V 2006 Horror. 5:50 Teenage Bank Heist MC 2012 Thriller.

Under the Dome 8:30pm on Prime

MOVIES GREATS 6:10 Directors – Doug Liman PG 2009 6:40 Double Jeopardy MVLS 1999 Thriller. Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones. 8:25 Blood Diamond 16V 2006 Drama. Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou. 10:45 Wimbledon MLS 2004 Romantic Comedy. Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill. 12:20 Directors – Doug Liman PG 2009 Documentary. 12:50 The Beach 16VLS 2000 Thriller. Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Carlyle, Tilda Swinton. 2:45 Double Jeopardy MVLS 1999 Thriller. Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones. 4:30 The Departed 16VL 2006 Crime. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson. 7pm Billy Madison ML 1995 Comedy. Adam Sandler, Bridgette Wilson. 8:30 Con Air 18VL 1997 Action. 10:25 The River Wild MVL 1994 Action Adventure.


12:15 The Departed 16VL 2006 Crime. 2:45 Billy Madison ML 1995 Comedy. 4:15 Con Air 18VL 1997 Action.

0 Closed captions; 3 Repeat; 2 Maori Language. RATINGS: 16 Approved for persons 16 years or over; 18 Approved for persons 18 years or over; AO Adults only; C Content may offend; L Language may offend; M Suitable for mature audiences; PG/PGR Parental guidance recommended for young viewers; S Sexual content may offend; V Contains violence. Local Radio: NewsTalk ZB 873AM/98.1FM FM Classic Hits ZEFM 92.5; Port FM Local 94.9, 98.9 and 106.1


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6am Cycling – La Vuelta Weekly Highlights 6:30 Golf Central 7:30 Rugby League – National Competition (Replay) Waicoa Bay Stallions v Wellington Orcas. 9:30 Rugby League – NRL (Replay) Roosters v Titans. 11:30 Cricket – International Twenty20 (Highlights) England v Australia – Game Two. Noon Bowls – Australian Indoor Championships Women’s Singles – Semi-final Two. From Toowoomba, Queensland. 2pm Re:Union (Replay) 3pm Rugby – ITM Cup Week 3:30 Cricket – International Twenty20 (Highlights) England v Australia – Game Two. 4pm Tennis – US Open (Highlights) Day Nine – Match of the Day. 6pm Sky Sport – What’s On 6:30 Tennis – US Open (Highlights) Day Nine – Match of the Night. From the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. 8:30 Deaker On Sport 9:30 L NRL 360 10:30 Gridiron – Lingerie Football League Cleveland Crush v Atlanta Steam. From the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia.


Midnight Tennis – US Open (Highlights) Day Nine – Day Session. 12:30 Tennis – US Open (Highlights) Day Nine – Evening Session. 1am Rugby – ITM Cup (Replay) Auckland v Counties Manukau. 3am Boxing – Fight Night Abner Mares v Jhonny Gonzales. 5am Athletics – IAAF Diamond League (Highlights) Zurich. | Compiled by

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Ashburton College’s Kelly Rotch playing against Lincoln High in the second day of the Gary Snowden New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Football tournament at the Ashburton Domain yesterday. PHOTOS TETSURO MITOMO 030913-TM-073

1st XI taking on tourney favourites BY EMMA CROPPER

Kodie Vincent, Meg Hooper and Ashleigh Leonard celebrate a goal at the domain yesterday.

Ashburton College Girls’ 1st XI settled for a draw on the field yesterday morning, but then made a big comeback. Their day started off with a draw against Lincoln High School 1-1, it then improved as they took out a win against St Andrews College

Shock exit for Federer P19

3-0 in the afternoon. The team played at the Ashburton Domain in the second day of the Gary Snowden New Zealand Secondary Schools’ football tournament. Today they will take on one of the strongest teams in the tournament, Burnside High. The boys 1st XI who are play-

ing in the Jim Wishart Tournament in Christchurch left the field disappointed after losing 2-1 to Rangiora High School. They will be playing against Mt Aspiring College and Marlborough Boys tomorrow. If they win they will still have an opportunity of staying in the top eight section of the tournament.

Legal battles ‘cost millions’ P20

Ashburton Guardian, Wednesday, September 4, 2013  
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