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Canterbury rowers excel
OAR-SOME: The victorious
Canterbury open men's eight, from
left, Joe Barclay (Avon), Creighton
Dawson (St Thomas'/Avon), Fred
Coughlan (Avon), Logan Keys
(Canterbury), Lawson Morris-Whyte
(Cure), all under-20, and James
Howard (Avon), Dacey Caldwell
(Avon), stroke seat Sam O'Connor
(Avon) and coxswain Zoe Dobbs
Photo: ROB BRUCE
CANTERBURY POWERED to
victory at Lake Ruataniwha
recently to claim the Mainland
Inter-Provincial Rowing Regatta
championship title in their first
South Island competition since
In an extraordinary run, Can-
terbury won the under-20
women s single scull, the under-
20 women s coxless pair, the
under-20 men s (double scull,
quadruple scull, coxless pair,
coxless four), and the open cox-
less pair, open coxless four and
delivered outstanding perform-
ances, stepping in for a sick
absentee to win five races, tak-
ing out the under-20 quadruple
scull, the double, then the open
double, four and eight. Avon
Rowing Club senior rower Dacey
Caldwell said the team was
buoyed by its success after a
break of five years when the cost
of competing in the North Island
was prohibitive and the earth-
quakes affected training.
There was an enormous
amount of goodwill from other
associations. All the team was
happy to be there representing
Canterbury. It was great. It s a
good sign our rowers are on the
right track after our winter
training, Caldwell said.
Post-quake training took the
Cantabrians from all clubs to
the Waimakariri, Kaiapoi and
Selwyn rivers, as well as the
Avon, and the team included
SLIP SLOP: Sunscreen is essential in summer but may be too pricey for some.
a hole in budgets
A CANTERBURY dermatologist
is concerned that the high price
of sunscreen could force those on
a low budget to leave it off their
shopping lists this summer.
A look around local pharma-
cies suggests it is nearly imposs-
ible to find sunscreen for less
St Albans dermatologist Dr
David Hepburn said the cost of
sunscreen was getting out of
It s a concern and low-income
families are the biggest worry.
It s going to be at the bottom of
their budgets, but it s really
important that children cover up
and use it in the summer
Dr Hepburn said there were
sometimes subsidised sun-
screens available from chemists.
But this was still not a perfect
solution, as it meant people had
to commit themselves to a spe-
cial trip to get the discount.
The price could affect stu-
dents too, as they often flouted
the rules of sun care even before
the cost factor was added in.
Cancer Society chief executive
Dalton Kelly said sunscreen was
expensive, but could not be
cheaper without a decrease in
I obviously would like it to be
a lot cheaper, but I m aware that
we cannot afford to compromise
People tended to feel bullet-
proof once they applied sun-
screen, which made its effective-
Melanoma Foundation chief
executive officer Linda Flay said
people needed to cover up too,
which didn t cost a lot.
LYTTELTON TIDES • Akaroa -45min
• Chch Estuary +45min
• Kaiapoi Bridge +30min
• Rakaia Mouth -46min
SUN rise & set
RIVER FLOWS cumecs
Source: Environment Canterbury
Waiau Marble Point
Waimakariri Old H way
Rakaia Fighting Hill
Ashburton SH 1
© Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2012
Thu 8th Fri 9th Sat 10th Sun 11th Mon 12th Tue 13th Wed 14th
S 8:26PM R 6:01AM
S 8:27PM R 6:00AM
S 8:28PM R 5:59AM
S 8:30PM R 5:58AM
S 8:31PM R 5:57AM
S 8:32PM R 5:56AM
S 1:44PM R 2:56AM
S 2:50PM R 3:25AM
S 3:59PM R 3:55AM
S 5:11PM R 4:28AM
S 6:25PM R 5:06AM
S 7:41PM R 5:50AM
Thursday: Mainly fine. Northeast breezes.
Friday: Fine. Northeasterlies turning northwest in the afternoon.
Saturday: Fine with high cloud. Gusty northwesterlies.
Thursday: Cloudy morning and evening, afternoon long fine spells. Also isolated afternoon and
evening showers possible near the foothills. Light winds.
Friday: Fine. Northwesterlies developing, becoming gusty in exposed inland places.
Saturday: High cloud increasing. Gusty northwesterlies.
CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY
Thursday: Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers, falling as snow flurries
above 1800m. Light winds.
Friday: Fine with increasing high cloud. Northwesterlies developing.
Saturday: Extensive high cloud. Northwesterlies rising to gale.
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