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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, MAY 1, 2013
TV AERIAL &
We guarantee to get you good
reception anywhere. Freeview,
extra outlets, TV, DVD & video
tuning. Motorhome Specialist.
Ph 327-3537 / 027-612-1730.
ANYTHING Freeview, Satellite,
Aerial, TV...... get it sorted
now. Easy on the budget.
Call Handy Ray 313-2273.
Turn leftover carpets
2 types to choose from
SAME DAY SERVICE!
694a Lineside Road
Cleaning (2009) Ltd. Profes-
sional guaranteed service.
We do fire box repairs,
bricks, door gaskets etc
and bird netting. Ph
• While you wait or same
• Shag pile Rugs
30 William Coup Road
(off Island Road)
Ph 03 327 7190
PC Repairs & Upgrades
Virus / Spyware Removal
Custom-Built PC Systems
CML Technologies Ltd
Ph: Cheryl or Matthew for
Prompt Friendly Service
03 313 6084, 03 327 5084
38 Ivory Street, Rangiora
$25 + gst per cubic meter,
crushed concrete AP65
basecoarse $12 + gst per
Phone Grant at
AA WINDOW Cleaning. Heaps
of experience, quality job,
very competitive rates.
Phone Simon 313-9937.
SHELTERBELT clean-up and
mulching. Contact Struan
on 027 444 4422 or visit:
Phone: 03 377 8778
Fax: 03 379 1531
Place your ad with...
TILE Cutting. Prompt service,
cuts, holes, power plugs,
etc. Also adhesives, trims,
grout, tools, etc., for
Trade & DIY. Dakota Tiles,
22 Albert St, Rangiora.
03-310-6478. Open 6 days.
SEPTIC tank cleaning. For ef-
ficient friendly service, call
Mainland Liquid Waste, ph
312 7240 anytime.
Wheelie Bins/44 Gallon
drums. General rubbish/
nightly. New Service Rural
Recycling. Ph 313 6957 or
021 313 255.
LAFFEY Bins. Let us remove
your rubbish weekly, fort-
nightly, monthly. Drums with
liners & lids, wheelie bins.
Servicing North Canterbury
for clean green service ph
RR 310 6228
BRIAN'S TREE SERVICES.
Tree felling, topping,
shaping, firewood cut,
rubbish removed, stump
grinding, branch chipping.
Affordable rates. Ph 03
4 TRASH rubbish removal.
Servicing ALL Nth Canter-
bury. Wheelies and drums.
Ph Graham (03) 3124-788
stopping, stipple, skim
coating, cove and cornice,
tradesman. Call Mark 03
Pride & Quality Painting
& Decorating Services
20 yrs exp, fast and friendly
service. For all your painting
needs, phone: Martin 310 6187
or 021 128 9867
• 30 years experience
• Stopping - small jobs
• Free quotes
Ph. 03 312 7945
or 027 693 8360
LOCAL painter specialising
in earthquake repairs and
repainting in North Canter-
bury. Honest, reliable, tidy
and every care taken with
your property. Great finish
guaranteed with more
than reasonable rates.
Phone Stephen Watt
021-249-4447 or 03-312-7002.
AN EXPERIENCED master
painter you can trust for a
quality job. Call Brendan at
Painting Solutions 2006 Ltd
312-1677/ 0210245 0275
FOR all wiring, new houses,
alterations, heating and
repairs. Competitive quotes.
Phone Rex Lamport 021-
355-135 or a/h 313-6630.
EAST COAST LANDSCAPES.
Paving contractor plus
all other aspects to
landscaping. Ph: Blair 027
699 5815 or 313 7933.
SOIL. Freshly screened soil
available at Rangiora Land-
scape 313 7337.
ANYTHING needs doing?
30yrs multi-trade exp. in
New- Repairs- Maintenance
Also Electrical & H/pumps.
Call Handy Ray 313-2273
HANDYMAN/ Gardener, lawns
Phone Mike (03) 312-2332
BLENDED and screened top
soil now at Woodend
Landscape Supplies, Ph. 03
312-2003. Open 7 days.
SOIL freshly screened soil
available now. Taggart
Earthmoving. River Rd ph
IS YOUR Ride-on struggling
with long grass, steep ter-
rain, orchards, paddock
topping, etc? With my
specialist machine I can
help. Ph Glenn 312-7912.
03 377 8778
GOAL SETTER: Anton Cooper wants to be in the elite at the next World Cup, in 2014, which will prepare him well for the
Commonwealth Games in 2014 and Olympics in 2016.
eyes the summit
In three years,
Cooper could be one of
our leading medal
contenders at the Rio de
Janeiro Olympics. BEN
STANLEY finds out just
how good the Woodend
AS SOON as you see it, you know
they've got it. Something in the
movement, speed, or ease of action
that just oozes natural excellence.
To witness excellence in youth is
like watching it through a keyhole;
talent untouched by the twists, turns
and pressures of life.
How many high school rugby
idols end up as broken-down blokes
telling stories of former glories in
How many former track stars now
work in boring office jobs?
Some who possess the magic do
make it, though.
At just 18 years of age, it is too
early to say that Woodend mountain-
biker Anton Cooper will be one of
them, but at this stage, you'd be fool-
ish to bet against it.
Just look at his achievements over
the last six months.
After winning the world junior
crosscountry championship over in
Austria last September, the teenager
went on to sign a two-year contract
with the top pro-mountainbiking
Cooper was a finalist for top
emerging sports talent at the last
He will compete in the UCI under-
23 World Cup this year, and is tuning
up for that with European warm-up
races, which are open to all riders. In
his first race, three weeks ago, he
finished second to German Manuel
Fumic, one of the world's top elite
riders, in Valles, Italy.
Three-time Kiwi Olympic moun-
tainbiker Kashi Leuchs calls that
He's one of the most promising
athletes to show up anywhere -- not
just in New Zealand,'' Leuchs said.
He's definitely a prodigy, with rid-
iculous talents. He's got a good head
on him as well, with a lot of maturity
in his younger years. He's been smart
with his approach.
A lot of times when juniors go
really fast, it's because they train like
a 30-year-old should be training,
which then leads to over-training and
But Anton's had a lot of good peo-
ple advising him and looks to have
avoided that. He's on a good track,
that's for sure.''
Because it is a difficult sport to
watch on television or as a spectator,
you have to ask crosscountry moun-
tainbiking experts what it is that
makes Cooper so good.
They'll tell you he has a strength
that defies his diminutive size, a
sense of timing that rivals that of a
Formula 1 racing driver, and a
hunger to learn and improve his
game. Cooper was built to ride.
And although he'll be against
riders two or three years older than
he is this year in Europe, the
18-year-old is already planning to
make the step up and to compete
with the elite men in 2014.
This year, I have to race in under-
23s. That's actually what I want to
do, it's a big step up from juniors,''
You really need that first year in
under-23s to gain some more experi-
ence. If you perform well enough, you
get offered a chance to step up and
race with the elites at the World
So that's my goal. I want to be in
the elites at the next World Cup, in
2014. That will prepare me well for
the Commonwealth Games [in 2014]
and Olympics [in 2016].''
Cooper was eager to head to the
London Olympics last year and rep-
resent New Zealand. The selectors
said no, but he is sure to be there in
2014, and Leuchs is confident he'll be
in the hunt for a medal.
If he's top-10 capable now, which
he looks like he is, he'll be top-five
capable the year after,'' the Dunedin-
based former pro said.
The next step after that -- well
New Zealand, and the mountain-
biking fraternity, will get its best
indication in August, when Cooper
competes in the under-23 World
Championships, in South Africa.
A win there will seal his track into
the elites next year -- a big step to the
podium in Rio.
Cooper says he is taking one chal-
lenge at a time.
He's excited about the step up from
junior level to the under-23s, but he
knows he's going to have to prove
himself again this year.
This is the world stage, and this is
what it's all about,'' he said.
You're forced to chase and you
find out how mentally tough and
strong you really are.
You're pushed right to your limit
instead of being right at the front of
the race all the time.''
That sums up Cooper.
He is driven and focused, and that
is exactly why he's performing
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