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              Grant Thornton Wealth Management Limited                                 Grant Thornton Auckland Limited
              97 – 101 Hobson Street                                                   97-101 Hobson Street
              P O Box 1961                                                             PO Box 1961
              Auckland.                                                                Auckland



              Roger Sutherland                                                         Eugene Sparrow
              T (09) 308 2570                                                          T (09) 308 2570
              D (09) 308 2974                                                          D (09) 308 2978
              F (09) 309 4892                                                          F (09) 309 4892
              E rsutherland@gtak.co.nz;                                                E esparrow@gtak.co.nz;
                  
              W www.grantthornton.co.nz                                                W www.grantthornton.co.nz
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                                                                    Contents

                                  Index                                                                        Advertisers
  Around Brunner Cycle Ride                1
  Australia & NZ Police & Emergency Services                                      Five Forty on Great South                                4
  Games 008 Gold Coast Marathon           49,50                                  Fletcher Christian Holiday Apartments                    6
  Pan Pacific Masters Games Gold Coast     29,30                                  Freshwater Point Resorts                                  44
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  Speights Coast to Coast                  5                                     Hulford and Associates                                   4
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                                                                                  Karaka Tree Motel                                        
                             Advertisers                                          Ken Holmes Financial Services                            6
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an independent magazine and events and sports program encouraging police sport in NZ and overseas and health and fitness. It is distributed free of charge to
 police throughout New Zealand who can order their copies on line. We are not associated as an independent magazine as part of the police association or the
                   council of sport. This magazine does not offer exclusivity to any one business/company unless in writing from management.




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    Grant Thornton Auckland has provided highly professional chartered accounting and business related services for more than 60
    years with positive solutions to business needs. We currently have 11 partners and over 100 staff providing a full range of
    services to our clients including Assurance, Business Advisory, Corporate Finance, Recovery & Reorganisation, Taxation and
    Wealth Management.

    We are distinguished from other accounting firms, by our personal approach and close relationships with our clients that ensure
    they are successful and achieve their full business potential. We recognise each business is unique and we make it our business to
    understand our clients needs thoroughly.
    Two of our service lines are profiled below:
    Grant Thornton Wealth Management is the specialist                  Our Business Advisory Services division at Grant Thornton
    investment service line of Grant Thornton Auckland, part of         Auckland focuses on providing accounting and taxation
    the 5th largest accounting group worldwide. Our team can            services and advice to a wide range of small and medium
    offer you fully qualified, comprehensive and independent            sized businesses.
    investment advice, through an investment philosophy which
    combines the best aspects of the stockbroking, investment           In addition to providing full compliance work for our clients
    advisory and financial planning industries.                         (full annual and also periodic financial statements, taxation
                                                                        returns, company minutes, annual returns), we actively advise
    Because we realise our clients are all unique, we use our           clients in the following areas:
    extensive knowledge of investments and taxation to find a
    solution which is right for you and your needs, with a clear                 - property investment and effective ownership
    focus on the achievement of specific objectives,                               structures regarding residential and commercial
    diversification and risk management.                                           rental property and development property
                                                                                   acquisitions;
    Grant Thornton Wealth Management Limited is led by                           - structural advice including reviewing current and
    Director Roger Sutherland a Certified Financial Planner with                   new business / investment structures to ensure
    over 30 years of practical experience in the investment                        asset protection and taxation efficiencies are
    advisory industry. Before establishing our our specialist                      maximised where possible;
    investment division nearly 6 years ago, Roger was a senior                   - loan structuring advice to ensure deductible debt is
    technical adviser and specialist consultant with AMP.                          maximised and asset protection is ensured;
                                                                                 - due diligence advice and assisting on potential
    Because we are investment specialists we realise we can’t be                   investment and business acquisitions;
    all things to all people. For that reason we have established                - preparation of businesses for sale and advising on
    relationships with similar like minded specialists in the areas                considerations in the sale process;
    of Life and Disability risks and General Insurance risks.                    - assistance with raising finance including
    Internally our accounting service lines can assist with                        preparation of forecasts and cashflows;
    business structure, accounting, estate planning, mortgages                   - trust advice;
    and specialist taxation advice, an increasingly important area               - ongoing compliance, assistance and advice in
    given the changes now underway. For example the new PIE                        taxation matters such as GST, PAYE, FBT,
    regime which comes into effect on 1 October 2007 could                         income tax, RWT.
    provide significant taxation benefits to many investors.
                                                                        Please do not hesitate to contact Eugene Sparrow for all of
    Charges and fees can have a big impact on portfolio returns         your business, accounting and taxation enquiries:
    so we offer a very competitive fee structure and put a lot of
    energy into the use of direct investments, as well as finding
    fund managers with low expense ratios. In our experience
    smaller boutique funds often produce significantly superior         Eugene Sparrow
    returns to the index hugging styles of the larger pooled            Director
    investments.
                                                                        Grant Thornton Auckland Limited
                                                                        T 64 9 308 2978
    For a no obligation, no fee, initial discussion call Roger now
                                                                        F 64 9 309 4892
    to discuss your investment requirements.
                                                                        E esparrow@gtak.co.nz
                                                                        W www.grantthornton.co.nz
    Roger Sutherland
    Director

    Grant Thornton Wealth Management Limited
    T 64 9 308 2974                                                       Grant Thornton Auckland Limited
    F 64 9 309 4892                                                            Grant Thornton House
    E rsutherland@gtak.co.nz
    W www.grantthornton.co.nz                                                   152 Fanshawe Street
                                                                                     Auckland

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           Australia & New Zealand
  Police & Emergency Services Games 2008

                11-18th October 2008 Coffs Harbour Australia

Coffs Harbour is proud to host the 1th Australia & New Zealand Police & Emergency Services Games in
008. The week-long event, featuring exciting sporting events and entertainment for spectators and
competitors, will take place from 11 to 18 October 008.

The ANZPES Games are a biennial event, featuring teams and individuals from the Police, Fire, Ambulance,
Customs, SES and Corrective Services from Australasia and Papua New Guinea competing in more than 45
different sports across various standards of competition.

Managed by the NSW Police Council of Sport, the 008 ANZPES Games are open to more than 150,000
full-time and retired emergency service personnel from throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New
Guinea and the Pacific Islands.

Based on previous, ever-increasing participant numbers, the 008 Games are expected to attract around
,000 players and just as many, if not more, out of town supporters to Coffs Harbour.


The aim of the AP&ES Games 2008 is to -

              • Encourage and maximise participation of eligible police and
              emergency service personnel,
              • Promote improved health and wellbeing of police and emergency
              service personnel through active participation in sport,
              • Provide opportunities for sporting competition in a variety of
              activities catering for a range of age and skill levels,
              • Foster camaraderie, friendship, sportsmanship, goodwill and
              fellowship amongst eligible police and emergency services personnel,
              • Enhance the public recognition and professionalism of police and
              emergency services personnel through their active involvement in sport.

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                     4 0 + S P O R T S | 7 D AY S O F A D V E N T U R E , C O M P E T I T I O N & P L AY

                     2008 AUSTRALASIAN POLICE &
                     EMERGENCY SERVICES GAMES
                     The 12th Australasian Police                          HOW TO REGISTER
                     & Emergency Services Games                            To register for the 2008 AP&ES Games
                                                                           please     go    to    the    Official   Website
                     will feature 40 plus sports                           www.apandesgames.com. Registration is only
                     across 7 days of competition                          via the internet and is an easy process. As spots
                                                                           in some events are limited please do not leave
                     on the holiday coast –                                your registration to the last minute.
                     Coffs Harbour.
                     The sports are: Angling, Aquathon, Archery,
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                     Basketball, Cricket – Indoor, Cricket – Six a Side,
                                                                           COFFS HARBOUR
                     Cross Country, Cycling – Criterium, Cycling – Hill,   For all your accommodation and tour
                     Cycling - Road, Cycling – Track, Darts, Duathlon,     requirement needs Coffs Coast Visitors
                     Equestrian, Golf, Hockey – Field, Lawn Bowls,         Information Centre offer a ‘one stop shop’.
                     Mountain Bike – Quad Compressor, Mountain             From within Australia please call our toll free
                     Bike – Cross Country, Mountain Bike – Downhill,
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                     Motocross, Moto X Country, Oz Tag, Netball,
                     Paintball, Road Race, Rowing – Indoor, Rugby 7's,     Code: 90 and state you are calling for the 2008
                     Shooting – Rifle, Shooting – Pistol, Shooting –       AP&ES Games).
                     Trap, Soccer – Field, Soccer – Indoor, Softball,      Overseas   callers      can    telephone      on
                     Squash, Surfing, Swimming – Pool, Swimming –          61 2 6652 1522.
                     Open Water, Tennis, Tennis – Table, Ten Pin
                     Bowling, Touch Football, Track & Field, Triathlon,
                     Tug-O-War, Volleyball – Beach.
                                                                           SEE YOU IN COFFS HARBOUR!
                     All full-time employees of agencies with a law
                     enforcement role, emergency service role and
                     retired members of these agencies are invited
                     to participate. As in previous events, a Games
                     ‘festival village feel’ will be created allowing
                     competitors to mingle and enjoy the success or
                     heartache experienced by other competitors.
                     All sport venues will be located within a short
                     drive, walk or stroll from each other, with a                www.apandesgames.com
                     social programme to rival the best.




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                                 Brief history of the Games
First held in 1984, the inaugural Australian National Police Games was founded with the intention of
bringing Police Service personnel together under the common banner of sport. This spirit of friendly
competition has been expanded to embrace competitors from New Zealand and other Pacific nations. From
1999, all full-time Emergency Services personnel were also invited to compete.

Like no other event on the Emergency Services calendar, the Australia & New Zealand Police and
Emergency Services Games builds camaraderie and promote healthy living while heightening the public’s
awareness of Police and Emergency Services.

The number of competitors and spectators continues to climb, as does the number and variety of sports
contested. But what doesn’t change is the intention that the Australia & New Zealand Police and Emergency
Services Games grow as a world-class event delivering excitement and reward for competitor and spectator
alike.



Previous hosts of the event were:

              • Melbourne 1984 - National Police Games
              • Sydney 1986 - 1st ANZ Police Games
              • Wanganui 1988 - nd ANZ Police Games
              • Adelaide 1990 - rd ANZ Police Games
              • Brisbane 1991 - 4th ANZ Police Games
              • Perth 199 - 5th ANZ Police Games
              • Wanganui 1996 - 6th ANZ Police Games
              • Canberra 1997 - 7th ANZ Police Games
              • Melbourne 1999 - 8th ANZ Police Games
              • Gold Coast 001 - 9th ANZ Police & Emergency Services Games
              • Perth 004 - 10th ANZ Police & Emergency Services Games
              • Adelaide 005 - 11th ANZ Police & Emergency Services Games




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                                     Sporting events

The spread of events and venues will see the city of Coffs Harbour transformed into a mini Olympic site
with almost every pool, track, stadium, walkway, cycle way and sports field being used for one event or
another. While the exact program has yet to be determined, the different sports may include:




       • Angling - Salt Water                                 • Orienteering
       • Aquathon                                             • Police Service Dogs
       • Archery - Field                                      • Road Race (10km)
       • Archery - Target                                     • Rowing - Indoor
       • Badminton                                            • Rugby 7’s
       • Basketball - 3x3                                     • Shooting - Large Bore
       • Basketball - 5x5                                     • Shooting - Pistol
       • Boxing                                               • Shooting - Shot Gun
       • Cricket - Indoor                                     • Shooting - Small Bore
       • Cross Country                                        • Soccer - Field
       • Cycling - Road Race                                  • Soccer - Indoor
       • Cycling - Track                                      • Softball - Slow Pitch
       • Cycling - Criterium                                  • Squash
       • Cycling - Time Trial                                 • Stair Race
       • Cycling - Hill Climb                                 • Surfing
       • Darts                                                • Swimming - Pool
       • Duathlon                                             • Swimming - Open Water
       • Eight Ball + Nine Ball                               • Table Tennis
       • Equestrian                                           • Tennis
       • Golf                                                 • Ten Pin Bowling
       • Hockey - Field                                       • Touch Football
       • Hockey - Indoor                                      • Toughest Competitor Alive
       • Martial Arts - Judo                                  • Track & Field
       • Martial Arts - Karate                                • Triathlon
       • Lawn Bowls                                           • Tug Of War
       • Mountain Bikes                                       • Volleyball - Indoor
       • Netball - Female                                     • Volleyball - Beach
       • Netball - Mixed                                      • Wrist Wrestling



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                                          Who can take part?


All full-time employees of agencies with a law enforcement role, emergency service role and full-time
employees of Australian Defence Force can participate in the ANZPES Games. This includes staff within
other agencies that perform a full-time emergency service function, i.e. medical staff attached to emergency
section of hospitals, and Ministry of Justice employees whose prime function is law enforcement or
emergency service, such as corrective services officers.

Other agencies and employees may be eligible to compete either in their own right or as guest (contact the
organisers for full eligibility criteria), and retired members from each of the above agencies are also
encouraged to participate.

Agencies and employees for eligible agencies within Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea can
also take part, while competitors from countries outside of those nominated above, meeting the eligible
agency criteria, will be entitled to compete as ‘guest’.

                             Contact the organisers for full eligibility criteria.

The agencies eligible to compete in 2008 are -

       Australasian Police Services
       Australasian Fire Services
       Australasian Ambulance Services
       Australasian Emergency Service personnel
       Australian Customs Service
       Australian Protective Service
       Australian Crime Commission
       Department of Correctional Services
       Department of Defence personnel
       Environment/Resources/Parks
       Sheriff’s Office
       Air Marshall’s/Aviation Security


The 2008 AP & ES Games has the full support of the NSW Police Commissioner. The NSW Police
Force are excited to host the 12th AP & ES Games in the premier state of NSW.


OFFICIAL WEB SITE:
For more information about the event, visit the ANZPES Games web site.

COFFS COAST:
For information about the Coffs Coast and accommodation, visit the Coffs Coast tourism web site.




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                                          STOP SMOKING
                                     The benefits of quitting smoking

Smoking takes the lives of 45,000 Canadians each year. To put that in perspective, that’s more deaths than
drug abuse, suicide, murder, HIV, and motor vehicle accidents combined. So the simple answer to “Why is it
beneficial to quit smoking?” is it can save, or at least prolong, your life.

In addition, smoking contributes to a multitude of health problems. By quitting, many of them can be
avoided. Here’s a list of the serious health conditions that smoking is closely linked with.

  • lung cancer and other respiratory conditions
  • heart attack and stroke
  • several forms of cancer, including mouth, throat, stomach, bladder, cervical, and kidney cancer
  • dental problems like gum disease
  • fertility issues

The new you

Once a smoker quits, improvements in their overall health take shape very quickly. For instance, within 0
minutes of quitting, blood pressure returns to levels near those before your last cigarette.

After 8 hours, carbon monoxide levels in your body return to normal.

Within 48 hours, your chances of having a heart attack begin to decrease.

After as little as 7 hours, you start to breathe easier. You will also feel less tired and will not experience
extreme shortness of breath, especially while exercising.

And a year later, your risk of heart disease will have dropped by 50%.

Other benefits of quitting include being able to taste and smell food better, having better breath, and
eliminating the smell of stale smoke from your clothes, your car and your home.

Long-term effects of quitting smoking are even more beneficial. For example, within 10 years of quitting,
your risk of dying from lung cancer will decrease by half. Also, your risk of dying from a heart attack will
return to the level of a person who never smoked.

The health costs of second-hand smoke

Just as smokers do harm to their own health when they smoke, the non-smokers around them are also
affected by this habit.




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Research shows that even second-hand smoke increases the risk of developing certain cancers, heart
disease, and lung disease. This year in Canada, more than 1,000 non-smokers will die from diseases caused
by second-hand smoke. In as little as eight minutes, your body begins to react to second-hand smoke - it
doesn’t take much to harm you. If you’re pregnant, there’s also a risk to your child. Smoking while pregnant
and exposure to second-hand smoke can cause low birth weight and increase the risk of miscarriage,
stillbirths, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Kids and second-hand smoke

There are approximately 50 cancer-causing toxic substances in second-hand smoke. It’s no surprise then that
when kids breathe in smoke-filled air, they face a number of health risks.

The following is a list of various diseases and conditions that children exposed to second-hand smoke are
more likely to develop:

     • asthma
     • ear infections
     • respiratory infections (e.g., croup and pneumonia)
     • leukemia
     • tonsillitis
     • impaired growth
     • abnormal cholesterol levels

Asthma, a chronic lung condition in which the airways become inflamed and swollen causing them to
narrow, is becoming increasingly common among Canadian children - it has quadrupled in the last 0 years.
For children with asthma, second-hand smoke can trigger an attack and a serious asthma attack may require
hospitalization and, in some cases, may even be fatal.

All of this harm to smokers and their loved ones drives home one resounding point - butting out for good is
in everyone’s best interests.

Quitting smoking - methods that can help

Because every person is unique, the quitting strategy that worked for your friend or coworker may not be the
one for you. In fact, experts believe a combined approach is most helpful.

In other words, the most effective strategies are those which help with the physical dependence, like nicotine
replacement products, should be combined with approaches that address psychological dependence, such as
support groups or counselling.

Here are two strategies that many smokers have found to be successful.




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Stop smoking aids

In Canada, products to help you quit smoking come in two varieties. The first are nicotine replacement
products, such as chewing pieces (gum), inhalers, and patches, which are all available without a prescription.
These products contain nicotine, and are used to prevent the withdrawal symptoms that occur in the first few
days of stopping smoking, so that you can focus on learning about life as a non-smoker. When used properly,
they can be a very effective tool in a quit smoking plan. Your pharmacist can recommend the right form for
you. The second type of product is a medication called buproprion, which works on certain chemicals in the
brain to help you stop smoking. You will need a prescription from your doctor to use buproprion and it is
not suitable for all people. If you’re ready to quit, you should talk to your doctor to find out which product is
right for you.

Counselling and support groups

Group support programs are one of the most successful methods of quitting smoking. They can be used
alone, or in conjunction with other tools, such as nicotine replacement products. In a group support program,
people trying to quit smoking discuss the successes and challenges they are experiencing as they try to quit
smoking and get advice and support from group leaders and their peers . Contact your local public health
department to find out what stop smoking groups are active in your community.

Individual counselling programs range from brief advice to intensive, one-on-one counselling, usually
provided by specialty clinics. Talk to your doctor about whether individual counselling is an appropriate
option for you.


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Quitting tips

         No matter how old you are, quitting can be hard, but it is fully within your reach.

Here are some tips that will help make quitting easier:




          •Congratulate yourself. Whether this is your first time, or you’ve tried quitting before, you
          should be proud of yourself for recognizing the dangers of smoking and doing something
          about it.

          • Make an action plan. This plan can help you recognize what you need to do and how you
          will do it. Things to include on it are a list of the important benefits of quitting, a list the
          situations in which you smoke and the reasons why you smoke - this will help you identify
          what “triggers” you to light up - and finally, a list of fun and healthy activities to replace
          smoking.

          • Set a quit date. Set a date that is good for you. Try not to choose a date that may already
          be stressful due to social commitments or work deadlines. Weekends are often a
          good time to choose as your quit date, since you can fill them up with other
          activities to help keep your mind off smoking. The importance of a quit date is to make sure
          that you stick to it. A quit date may signal the end of your smoking days, but it is also the
          beginning of enjoying all the benefits of your new, healthier life.

          •Stay clear of smoking triggers. Starting on the day you quit, try to remove or avoid your
          smoking triggers. For example, if you associate coffee with smoking, try drinking tea or
          water instead. If you usually smoke at parties, find other ways to socialize with friends.

          •Exercise. This is a great way to relax and feel good, instead of smoking. More importantly,
          as you get into shape, you can repair some of the damage tobacco has done to your body
          over time.• Reward yourself. Quitting is not easy. Reward yourself from time to time for a
          job well done. For example, you can use the money that you’ve saved to buy yourself
          something special.

          • Get support. It’s always a good idea to get the support of a close friend or family member,
          or someone else you respect who wants to see you succeed at quitting. When you need a
          helping hand they can help you stick to your plan.




                     For more tips and information on quitting smoking,
                             talk to your doctor or pharmacist.


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      HOW TO AVOID BRINGING YOUR SPORTING CAREER
                    TO AN EARLY END
The failure of sports people to know what
substances they consume can be career ending.
There are some common sense precautions that you             7) Contact the Drug Freesport NZ
can take to reduce the risk of consuming a banned            hotline on
drug or substance that may not even be performance           0800 DRUGFREE (0800 378 437).
enhancing.                                                   With prescription drugs they can tell you
                                                             exactly whether they contain any banned
We list below some ways to avoid the terrible                substance. For supplements they can tell
mistake of inadvertently taking a banned                     you whether any of the listed ingredients are
substance.                                                   on the banned list.

       1) You should always explain, your
       sporting involvement to your Doctor or         Even top professionals, with plenty of
       Pharmacist so they are aware of it when they   assistance to keep them on track, can get into
       prescribe or dispense medications.             serious trouble when lack of knowledge results in
                                                      drastic consequences.
       ) Be aware of prohibited substances. A list
       of prohibited substances is now available      The International Tennis Federation’s
       through the Drug Free Sport NZ web site        anti-doping tribunal held, when banning a player for
       www.drugfreesport.co.nz.                       4 months, that lack of knowledge was not a
                                                      defence and that it was a professional player’s job
       ) Check the requirements of your sport’s      to know what drugs were banned.
       National Federation.
                                                      Under the New Zealand Sports Agency Act
       4) Be aware that medications and/or            1994 Drug Free Sport New Zealand was established
       vitamin, herbal or nutritional supplements     to oversee the testing of athletes and to determine
       can contain prohibited substances even if      whether an athlete has taken a banned substance.
       they are not on the label.                     Where a positive determination is made the result
                                                      is entered onto a national register and the relevant
       5) Avoid any supplements that claim you        National Sporting Organisation is notified. It is
       can lose weight quickly or bulk up quickly     then up to that organisation to take the appropriate
       as these will often contain stimulants         action, including an appropriate suspension or ban.
       (weight reduction) or anabolic agents (bulk
       producing).                                    The grounds for appealing a decision of Drug Free
                                                      Sports NZ are very limited and therefore great care
       6) Do not take medications given to you by     should be taken before taking any substance which
       others, including your coach and other         could be banned.
       athletes, without checking them first.




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   Prohibited substances banned by the World Anti Doping Agency
                              include:



                            1.      Stimulants
                            2.      Narcotics
                            3.      Cannabinoids (e.g. hashish, marijuana)
                            4.      Anabolic agents (steriods)
                            5.      Peptide Hormones (e.g. insulin, or growth hormones)
                            6.      Beta-2 agonists (e.g. asthma medications)
                            7.      Agents with Anti-Oestrongenic Activity (sex hormones)
                            8.      Masking agents (e.g. diuretics)




                                                        Alan Knowsley

Alan Knowsley is the Managing Partner at Rainey Collins, Lawyers in Wellington. Allan invites feedback to
                  aknowsley@raineycollins.co.nz or P o Box 689, Wellington or visit the
                           Rainey Collins web site www.raineycollins.co.nz.


                                              Montage Financial Services
                                            Achieve Financial Fitness in 2008


This month we introduce new advertisers Auckland-based, Montage Financial Services, to our magazine.

“Putting our clients and their needs first has formed the cornerstone of our success since day one”says director, Bill O’Brien.
Montage Financial Services was established in 1997 and expanded later to include specialist services in General Insurance,
Mortgages, Financing and KiwiSaver. This complements their core Investment and Insurance expertise.

What can they do to help you?

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Trauma cover and recognizing the police scheme benefits provide House, Contents and Motor Vehicle advice and Insurance.

Bill says “with the recent introduction of KiwiSaver and attractive tax improvements on managed fund investments, it makes per-
fect sense for you to raise your hand and participate in the never ending ‘race’ to financial fitness.”

You can contact Montage Financial Services on 0064 9 373 0700, info@mont.co.nz or go to their website at www.mont.co.nz
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Finally, Café Quality Coffee Available Right In Your Workplace

Introducing Xpresso Delight, the sensational new coffee Franchise that is available nationally. This exciting and innovative
business, transplants your favourite café experience right into your workplace. This not only saves you time in wasted trips to the
coffee shop, but gives you the convenience of getting your coffee where and when you want it.

How is this possible? Well, here’s how they do it.

They provide to your workplace a high grade commercial cappuccino coffee system. The machines, imported from Switzerland
look stunning, are quick and easy to use and produce all your favorite coffees at the touch of a button within about 0 seconds.
Each machine is also installed with its own cooler to store fresh milk right where it’s needed and most convenient and the entire
system is absolutely FREE to YOU.

This means No contracts, No upfront costs and No worries about whether you made the right choice if you were to buy such an
expensive machine.

The reason machines are not sold or leased is because they are independently owned by our team of dedicated Franchisees. A
Franchisee will visit your workplace on a weekly basis to service their machines, provide consumables including our own special
blend of 100% Arabica gourmet coffee and even the chocolate sprinkle to top off that great cappuccino.

This means the Franchisee has a vested interest in making sure the machines are always in great working order, always look like
NEW and you never ever run out of coffee consumables. Xpresso Delight even provides a same day replacement guarantee if
your machine ever does needs offsite servicing. Now that’s what you call great service.

So, you’re probably wondering how much does all this cost? Well Xpresso Delight simply charges on a per coffee basis. That’s
right you only pay for what you use and best of all with this system coffees are charged at a fraction of the price you would
expect to pay at a café.

Now the ultimate convenience of having an Xpresso Delight coffee system located right in your workplace is cost free, hassle
free and best of all ready and waiting for your enjoyment.

But who is Xpresso Delight?

Xpresso Delight started in NSW in 00, and since Franchising the business in 004, has appointed Master Agents in each state
and NZ. We now have 55 dedicated Franchisees operating across the two countries.

Here’s a comment echoed around businesses everywhere
“While the taste for quality coffee has certainly increased, work productivity levels have decreased as it takes far longer for
staff to go out and buy a coffee than having the ability to complete this task right in the workplace. In response, employers have
been looking for a solution that includes the convenience of having an on-premises coffee system that produces coffee quickly and
without the worry of costly maintenance and potential breakdowns.”

Xpresso Delight provides this solution.

Xpresso Delight is currently seeking suitable new Franchisees to expand their operation in Australia and New Zealand. Each
franchisee owns a number of coffee systems and operates an easy one day a week business with returns equivalent to one full
week of normal labouring. With a guaranteed minimum 40% revenue return on investment and gross profit margins greater than
70% this is as close to a passive income that you will find anywhere in the market place.

Xpresso Delight provides a Franchised business opportunity with proven systems, full training and support and a lifestyle that any
potential business owner would feel very comfortable with.

For more information on the business opportunity, or to see if your business qualifies for an Xpresso Delight coffee system, visit
their websites at www.xpressodelight.com.au ,or www.xpressodelight.co.nz and fill in an enquiry form and a Master Agent in
your area will contact you directly.


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                            NZ Police May Join FBI Network

New Zealand police are planning to join an international agency that has proposed setting up a “Server in the
Sky” network to share information about criminals and terrorists.

Led by the FBI, the network could collate the iris scans, fingerprints and palm prints of millions of criminals
and suspects, British newspapers said yesterday.

The Guardian said “allies in the war against terror” - the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New
Zealand - had formed a working group called the International Information Consortium. New Zealand police
national forensic services adviser Inspector John Walker said police here had not yet joined the group, but
were planning to do so. They had drafted a memorandum of understanding with Britain’s National Policing
Improvement Agency.

The next step would be to develop similar memorandums with the other countries.

The police commissioner would make the final decision on whether to join the consortium, Mr. Walker said.

Australia had been a member for about a year and New Zealand had been invited to join as a result of that.
The proposal to create the Server in the Sky network had been mentioned at a meeting of the consortium in
Ottawa, Canada, last year, which Mr. Walker attended, but it was still in the early stages of development.
“New Zealand police are a long way from making a decision.” Mr. Walker said New Zealand would not be
bound to participate in Server in the Sky even if it joined the consortium. Countries would be bound by their
own laws, including privacy laws. The consortium’s main aim was to share information about technology
issues, he said.

In London, the National Policing Improvement Agency said it was too early to comment on what its
involvement might be.

The agency is responsible for Britain’s IDENT1, which holds more than seven million sets of fingerprints
and other biometric details. The FBI told The Guardian that Server in the Sky would exchange biometric
information on a global scale.

“While it is currently in the concept and design stages, once complete it will provide a technical forum for
member nations to submit biometric search requests to other nations.

“It will maintain a core holding of the world’s `worst of the worst’ individuals.”

Three categories of suspects were proposed - internationally recognised terrorists and felons; major felons
and suspected terrorists; and a third group including criminals with international links and subjects of
terrorist investigations.


               Compliments Dominion Post



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                  Commonwealth Bank Police Tattoo
2-4 May 2008

Adelaide, Australia

The Commonwealth Bank Police Tattoo is returning to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre
with an all new exciting and spectacular show including performing groups from around the
world, thrilling audiences with music, song, dance, precision marching and much more!
This special event will feature many never before seen international and national acts,
including our special guest performer Mr. Todd McKenney from Dancing With The Stars.
Get ready to be entertained as Todd McKenney shines his spotlight on Adelaide.

              Be sure not to miss the Commonwealth Bank Police Tattoo 2008.




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                                    Performing Artists
                         Special Guest Performer - Todd McKenney

                               International Performing Groups

                                Auckland Police Pipe Band
                             Estonia Border Guard Orchestra
                   The Band and Corps of Drums of the Bermuda Regiment
                               Strathclyde Police Pipe Band

                                  National Performing Groups

                                   Victoria Police Pipe Band
                             Queensland Police Pipes and Drums
                                  Tasmania Police Pipe Band
                          Australian Federal Police Pipes and Drums

                                   Local Performing Groups

                                      South Australia Police:

                               Band of the South Australia Police
                                Special Task and Rescue Group

                                 Mounted Operations Unit
                                    Dog Operations Unit
            Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Holden Hill and Elizabeth Police Push Bikes
                        Northern and Southern Service Motor Cycles
                            Calisthenics Association of S. A. Inc.
                              Scott’s Highland Dancing School
                             Po:rla Tulkan Youth Dance Group

                                       Multi cultural SA:
                          Veronica Vargas Dance Flamenco Company
                                Polish Folklore Ensemble Tatry
                          Cook Islands Community in South Australia




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More information on all performers coming soon.

*subject to change



Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek, telephone 13 28 49 Australia. For general
enquiries please call 08- 8207 4642, or go online:


       http://www.policetattoo.com/contact.htm


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                “Play it, Live it, Love it!”
            6th Pan Pacific Masters Games – 1 to 9 November 2008 – Gold Coast



The 6th Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held from 1 to 9 November 2008 on the magnificent Gold Coast.

An anticipated 10,000 participants from all over the world will compete in the multi-sport event which has
stamped itself on the calendar at the beginning of November every two years.

In 008, 4 sports will be on the program with team sports including softball, touch football, soccer,
basketball and baseball to individual sports ranging from swimming, athletics, tennis and cycling.

No qualifying standards or times are required to enter the Masters Games. The only criteria is that
participants meet the minimum age requirement for their respective sport, which for the majority is 0 years
of age.

Participants compete in their age group ensuring that the sport is played fairly, competitively and in
tremendous spirit.

The slogan of the Pan Pacific Masters Games is ‘Play it, Live it, Love it!’ which encapsulates its
competitive, participatory and social environment.

The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre will be the official Games Village for the 2008 Pan
Pacific Masters Games. It will feature live nightly entertainment, a sport’s expo, fully catered hospitality and
a venue for the Games sports people to socialise, meet up and enjoy the camaraderie the event is renowned
for.




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The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is an award winning multi-purpose venue that is close
to accommodation, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, the beach and central to the Pan Pacific Masters Games
sport’s venues.

Pan Pacific Masters Games services including registration, timetables, photography and exhibitors featuring
sporting products and event merchandise are all located within the Games Village.

The Pan Pacific Masters Games began on the Gold Coast in 1996 as the Queensland Masters Games, before
undergoing a transition in 1998 to become the larger Asia Pacific Masters Games. The Asia Pacific Masters
Games were held three times on the Gold Coast in 1998, 000 and 00.

With the growth of the event and increased interest from Asia, Japan, the Americas, Oceania and New
Zealand, the Games were renamed in 2002 to the Pan Pacific Masters Games.

The 2006 Pan Pacific Masters Games attracted almost 10,000 participants who enjoyed the week long
festival of sport and social activities.

The 2008 Pan Pacific Masters Games is another major event managed and presented by Queensland Events
Gold Coast – a wholly owned subsidiary of Queensland Events.




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Next April why not head over to the

West Coast for the Around Brunner Cycle Ride -
Saturday 21st April 2007.

Check out the web site www.aroundbrunner.co.nz for more information.

On-line entry is now available.

Around Brunner takes you on a 10 km sealed circuit through some of the most stunning scenery the West
Coast of New Zealand has to offer.

Starting in Greymouth, riders head along the edge of the Tasman Sea and turn inland at Kumara Junction.
Riders gently climb through alpine rain forest to Jacksons Hotel, the half-way point and teams change over.

Riders then turn north on a breath taking flat ride, taking them through the stunning scenery of Lake Poerua,
Rotomanu and Moana, nestled between the Southern Alps and tranquil Lake Brunner. Climbing out of
Moana, riders follow an undulating winding course through the picturesque Arnold Valley to Stillwater.

A flat ride beside the banks of the historic Grey River takes riders back to Greymouth.

 Around Brunner is a cycle ride for everyone - from the first timer to the experienced.

              Enjoy your training and we look forward to seeing you on the start line in April.



       Happy cycling,

       Trev Pedals

       Cycling Enthusiast



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 SPEIGHT’S COAST TO COAST
        FEBRUARY 13TH and 14TH 2009




Over 800 competitors will vie for places in the 7th Anniversary race on February 1th and 14th 009.

The Speight’s Coast to Coast is the world’s premier multi-sport event. The Speight’s Coast to Coast is the
benchmark by which all other multi-sport events are judged, both here in New Zealand and overseas.

The Speight’s Coast to Coast traverses the South Island of New Zealand from Kumara Beach on the Tasman
Sea to Sumner Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Over either two days (individuals or two person teams) or the
one-day event (individuals only), competitors cycle 140 kms (three stages of 55km, 15 km and 70 km), run
6 km (including a  km mountain stage that crosses the Southern Alps) and kayak 67kms of the grade two
Waimakariri River through the Grand Canyon of New Zealand, the Waimakariri Gorge.

And after all this they still have the energy to crack open a very well deserved Speight’s New Zealand’s
finest beer.

Top competitors take ten and three quarter hours to cover the 4kms while the slowest time every recorded
was twenty-four and a half hours.

Entries open for the event on June 1st each year. Overseas competitors have until 0th November to enter.
About 100 international competitors enter each year, from about 15 countries. The event has been won six
times by internationals from Australia, Canada, England and South Africa.

The average age in the event is 6 years and the oldest ever was 75 while the youngest 15. The minimum
age to enter is 18 and there is no upper age limit. The school teams section has a minimum age of 16.

$240,000 worth of prizes and race pack goodies, finishers medals, two outrageous dinners, a quality event
branded shirt and a cold can of Speight’s for finishers. Who could wish for more?

The event is divided into three races - the One-Day or Longest Day event is for individuals only while the
Two-Day event is for individuals and two person teams. In the Teams section the runner and the kayaker
both do cycling stages. The only requirements for the race are that you meet the minimum age and provide a
grade two kayaking certificate if you’re an individual or a team kayaker. Oh yes, you should also be fit!




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                                             TWO DAY EVENT

                                    COMPETITORS PROGRAMME
                                    Kayak 67km, Run 36km, Cycle 140km

                                       INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS

                                     THURSDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2009

3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. All competitors register at Kumara Racecourse, Kumara. There are no exceptions.
Competitors will be issued with their race-packs containing pre-event banquet and prize giving brunch
tickets, bibs, shirts, stickers and timing transponders at registration. Timing transponders must be checked.
Stickers must be applied to equipment. Spot checks of compulsory mountain equipment, reflective ankle
bands and cycle lights/helmet. Campsites are available at the Kumara Racecourse.

5:30 P.M. & 7:00 P.M. Pre-Event Banquet meal (included in entry-fee for competitors) at Kumara Town
Hall, Kumara of two sittings (5:30pm and 7:00pm). Competitors are advised in their confirmation letter
which banquet sitting they must attend.

8:00 P.M. Pre-Event Safety briefing at Kumara Town Hall. Compulsory attendance by all competitors and
assistants including One Day competitors! Do not stand on the road outside the hall.

                       FRIDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2009 - The Two Day event begins

5:45 A.M. All Two Day competitors cycle from the Kumara Racecourse to the bike stands (4. km) at
Kumara Junction and place their cycles in numerical order in the cycle stands on Highway 7. They cannot
be driven by car. All competitors must have front and rear lights on their cycles. Competitors must wear the
timing transponder, reflective ankle bands (competitors must supply their own) and cycling helmet for the 3
km walk to the beach and the run to the cycles. Competitors must not wear dark clothing or rubbish bags -
you can’t be seen. Do not walk on the road, use the right hand shoulder. Please go to the toilet before leaving
your campsite.

5:45 A.M. All assistants drive from Kumara Racecourse to the end of the first cycling stage at Aickens and
park in the car park at Aickens, not on the roadside. Do not delay! Leave early! Moana School will sell
breakfast at Aickens to competitors, assistants and friends. These meals are not included in the entry fee.

6:15 A.M. All cycles must be in the cycle stands.

6:30 A.M. Competitor numbers will be recorded and helmets checked as competitors walk to the beach.
Assemble on the beach in numerical order. Competitors should use a pair of running shoes for the run from
the beach to the start of the cycling. They will be collected and can be reclaimed at Klondyke Corner. Make
sure they are numbered.




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                     STAGE ONE: RUNNING 3KMS AND CYCLING 55KMS

7:00 A.M. After a mass start from the beach competitors run km along a track then up the road to their
cycles on State Highway 7. They then cycle 55km along Highway 7 to Aickens Corner. Competitors
may carry warm up clothing on the ride to Aickens. Highway 7 is sealed all the way and rises 500
 metres over 55km. During the 55km cycling stage competitors will be followed by official vehicles
with back up cycles. Any competitor who does not complete the first cycling stage (Stage One) is
automatically disqualified and cannot continue in Stages Two, Three or Four. If a team member does
not complete the first cycling stage, his/her partner cannot continue in Stages Two, Three or Four. This
cycling stage will take between 1.5 and .5 hours depending on ability.


     STAGE TWO: THE MINGHA DECEPTION ROUTE MOUNTAIN RUNNING 33KMS

Competitors finish cycling, hand their cycle to their assistant, exchange bibs and timing transponder if
they are a team member, pick up their day packs and run through the Aickens transition. Times for the
first cycling stage will be taken at the Aickens transition. Officials will make spot checks of
competitors’ compulsory mountain safety equipment at the timekeeping checkpoint, Deception
 footbridge and Klondyke Corner. Do not discard any equipment, you could be spot checked at any
time. Competitors must wear their bib over all items of clothing. The bib may be worn under the day
pack but the bib number must be visible from the front. Any competitor who drops rubbish on the
mountain running stage will have time penalties of one hour imposed.

Competitors run along the farm track, then ford the Otira River above the Deception footbridge and run
up the Deception riverbed. This stage has an intermittent track. Competitors must stay in the
riverbed and not go into the bush except on formed/marked tracks. There will be checkpoints on the
Mingha Deception route. Competitors must provide their competitor number to officials when
 requested.

As competitors near the summit of Goat Pass, 1100 metres, they can use a clearly defined track which
takes them over the summit and down the other side into the Mingha riverbed. This track is approx.
8km long. Sections of the track are hazardous. Competitors then cross the Bealey River and run a
further km down the Bealey riverbed to Klondyke Corner. Competitors must not run on the road.

 Assistants must not run down the riverbed with competitors or take equipment from them or assist
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Stage Two finishes at Klondyke Corner, is approx. 33km and will take between 3 and 8 hours. Competitors
are timed in at Klondyke Corner.

Any competitor who does not complete the mountain stage (Stage Two) is automatically disqualified and
cannot continue in Stages Three or Four. If a team member does not complete the mountain stage, his/her
partner cannot continue in Stages Three or Four.

Competitors, assistants and friends camp overnight at Klondyke Corner. Camp where directed. No camping
between the shingle road and bush because of the fire danger. No camping at Mt. White bridge.
Competitors must provide their own tents and refreshments. Sheffield School will sell lunch, dinner and
breakfast at Klondyke Corner to competitors, assistants and friends. These meals are not included in the
entry fee. Take all rubbish away with you.


                   SATURDAY 14th FEBRUARY 2009 - The Two Day event continues


          STAGE THREE: CYCLING 15 KMS, RUNNING 800M AND KAYAKING 67KMS

5:00 A.M. Assistants must leave Klondyke Corner and drive to Mt. White Bridge. All vehicles must be
parked across the Waimakariri River on the north bank. No parking on the road side. Do not delay! Leave
early! Springfield School will sell breakfast and lunch at Mt.. White Bridge. These meals are not included in
the entry fee.

Assistants must present their competitors kayak and all compulsory equipment for scrutineering at Mt.
White Bridge before 7:00am. All compulsory equipment must remain in the kayak once checked. Once
checked by scrutineers, assistants will then place their competitors kayak and all compulsory equipment in
numerical
order on the north bank of the river. All boats arriving after 7:00am will be put in a holding area until
numbers on the river bank have been recorded. Competitors must report to the Klondyke Corner start line
by 6:0am and all competitors must be in their start group by 7:00am. No exceptions.

7:30 A. M. The second and final day begins with 15km of cycling from Klondyke Corner to Mt. White
Bridge. Competitors are lined up numerically at Klondyke Corner. They start numerically in groups of ten at
 one-minute intervals. No warm-up rides on the road, no rolling starts and no swapping between groups.
Competitors not available to start at their allotted time will start from the back. Competitors may carry warm
up clothing on the cycle to Mt. White bridge. No kayak helmets are to be worn on the cycle to Mt. White
Bridge. During the 15km cycling stage competitors will be followed by official vehicles with back up cycles.
Competitors may use running shoes for the cycle and run to Mt. White Bridge. No times are recorded at Mt.
White Bridge.

At the Mt. White Bridge turn-off on Highway 7, competitors dismount and carry or walk their cycles 800m
down to the river and across Mt. White Bridge where their cycles must be collected by their assistant. No
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Competitors are not to take their bib off until they have reached their kayak. Assistants may help their
competitors with the kayaking equipment and launch them into the river. Competitors must wear their bib
over all items of clothing and on top of their buoyancy vest. Kayaking helmets must be worn. All
assistants must remain at the river until the last Two Day competitor has reached their kayak.
Competitors set off immediately down river paddling approx. 25km of flat braided river before entering
the 25km gorge which is rated as a grade 2 stretch of water. The final pull out point before the Gorge is at
Gooseberry Stream. The gorge will be patrolled by jetboats. Competitors are advised to kayak the
Waimakariri River Gorge before the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. After the Gorge there is approx. 17km of
braided flat water paddling with willow trees from Woodstock to Gorge Bridge, the end of Stage Three. The
kayaking will take between 4 and 8 hours.

If competitors swim, it is expected they self rescue. Safety kayakers and jetboaters are positioned to
support the safety of competitors, and will assist only if required. Jet boats are not there to take damaged
kayaks from the Waimakariri River Gorge to Woodstock or Waimakariri River bridge. They will do this only
if there is time and they are not endangering the lives or safety of other competitors. It is the competitors
responsibility to remove damaged kayaks from the river after the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast is over.

Any competitor who does not complete the kayaking stage is automatically disqualified and cannot continue
in Stage Four. If a team member does not complete the kayaking stage, his/her partner cannot continue in
Stage Four.

There will be checkpoints on the river. Competitors must provide their number to officials when requested.

Times for the kayaking stage will be recorded before competitors run up the gravel road. After having their
time recorded, team competitors exchange bibs and timing transponders with their team members who have
assembled in the transition area.


                                    STAGE FOUR: CYCLING 70KMS

Competitors finish kayaking under the Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge on the south bank of the
Waimakariri River, leave their kayaks with their assistant, exchange bibs and timing transponder if they are
a team member, run up the gravel road and collect their cycles from the cycle stands near the main road.
Times are recorded at the Waimakariri River. Team members are not allowed warm-up rides on the road.
Assistants are not allowed to assist their competitor run up the gravel road, help them on their cycle or push
them up the road.

Competitors cycle 70km to Sumner via Minchins Road and the Old West Coast Road, which brings them on
to Yaldhurst Road. They cycle down Yaldhurst Road turning right onto Peer Street/Curletts Road, following
that through and across Main South Road and Blenheim Road. They follow Curletts Road, then the Southern
Motorway, then Brougham Street and the Opawa Expressway. They turn left into Garlands Road, left into
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From Ferry Road they cycle across the Causeway, through Redcliffs to the cycle transition area in Sumner
where they hand their cycles to an official and run across the beach to the finish under the banner. The cycle
route is sealed all the way and falls 50 metres over 70km. The timing transponders will be exchanged at
the finish line for finishers medals. Cycles must be removed immediately by assistants or competitors. A bib
must be presented for identification.

Police will control most traffic light intersections enroute through Christchurch from approx. 1:30pm
through 7:00pm. In the absence of police control, competitors must obey the road code.

Assistants must travel from Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge to the Sumner finish by crossing Waimakariri
River Gorge Bridge and driving north on Highway 7 and turning right into South Eyre Road to Kaiapoi and
Christchurch. Buy a road map! Leave early! Do not delay!

 Competitors are not allowed any help from assistants, friends or family on any stage. If competitors have
assistants, friends or family monitoring their own or another competitors behaviour they will be deemed to
be assisting their competitor and their competitor will be disqualified.

                              SUNDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2009 10:00 A.M.

Prize giving brunch will be held upstairs at the Christchurch Town Hall, (Kilmore Street). Spot prize
 collection and sponsor displays in the foyer at the Christchurch Town Hall. 1 Midday Prize giving will
commence at the Christchurch Town Hall. :00 P.M. Provisional results will be available in the Town Hall
foyer after prize giving :0 P.M. 7th Anniversary Party (Speight’s Ale House, Bealey Ave, Christchurch).


                                                   RULES

Age Limit
The minimum age of competitors must be 18 years at 1th February 009 except that the minimum age of
school team members must be 16 years at 1th February 009. Competitors aged less than 18 years must
have parents consent to participate in the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. A family team may contain one team
member aged 16 or 17 years.

Teams (of two competitors)
One team member does the km run and the 55km cycle on day one, followed by the 15km cycle, 800m
run and the 67km paddle on day two while the other team member does the km mountain run on day one
and the 70km cycle on day two. Team members must not run down the finish chutes together at Klondyke
Corner or Sumner. All school team members must be current pupils from the same school when they enter
and must have their school name in their team name. School team members may have left school by 1th
February 009.

The Mountain Running Stage
It is the competitor’s responsibility to have adequate skills to negotiate and avoid the hazards on the
 mountain running stage. The Otira, Deception, Mingha and Bealey Rivers are steep and bouldery and can
change condition rapidly. Competitors must acquire adequate river crossing skills before they compete in the
SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. It is absolutely forbidden for any competitor to run on railway lines (except
when directly crossing them) or to run on the Bealey River railway bridge.


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Compulsory Mountain Equipment
Competitors must carry a day pack (not a bum bag) with the following compulsory equipment: Correctly
sized clothing including polypropylene full length top and bottom, polypropylene gloves, polypropylene
balaclava or fleece hat, waterproof jacket, food, drink, first aid kit which must contain a roll of 5cm width
crepe bandage, a roll of cm strapping tape, 10 band aid strips, a triangular bandage and small scissors,
survival bag and map of the area if they have not been through the running stage before. An additional long
sleeved fleece top may be added to the compulsory equipment list due to weather conditions. It must be
available on demand. The day pack must be large enough to carry all the compulsory equipment, additional
fleece top, food and drink.

Department of Conservation
The SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast operates under a Department of Conservation concession. Practice
running is allowed on the Mingha Deception route in the Arthur’s Pass National Park. You are not allowed to
practice the km run from Aickens to Deception footbridge. This is private land. Stick to the formed/marked
track. Short-cuts are not allowed. There are huts, without facilities, in the Upper Deception, at Goat Pass and
Mingha Biv. Take all the compulsory equipment and be prepared for an overnight stay. Check the weather
before you go.

No open fires or solid fuel barbecues. Dogs are not allowed in the National Park. Do not bring them to the
SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. Do not drop rubbish. Bring rubbish bags and take all rubbish away with you.

Do not park in long grass, as hot exhausts can start fires. Park vehicles in the designated mown areas.

Giardia is present in the Bealey River. Don’t drink water from the Bealey River.

Helicopter protocol
Should a helicopter approach, competitors are to follow the directions indicated by the crew. Do not
approach the helicopter until told or signalled. If the helicopter approaches, do not move away from it.
Never, under any circumstances go to the rear of the helicopter - remain in full view of the pilot and crew.

Didymo Control
I support Biosecurity New Zealand in their attempt to stop the spread of Didymo throughout New Zealand’s
streams, rivers, canals and lakes. All kayak equipment and mountain shoes must be cleaned to biosecurity
standards before and after the Speight’s Coast to Coast. Check out www.biosecurity.govt.nz/didymo for
procedures.

Maps
Competitors are responsible for their own navigation over the course, and should familiarise themselves
with the terrain. Competitors who have not been across the course must carry maps during the SPEIGHT’S
Coast to Coast. Get a topographical map of the mountain run stage (60K-Otira) and topographical maps
covering the Waimakariri River Gorge kayak stage (60L4 and 60L5).

The Kayaking Stage
It is the competitor’s responsibility to have adequate skills to negotiate and avoid the hazards on a grade
 river. Any competitor that has more than 5 swims on the day may be withdrawn from the SPEIGHT’S
Coast to Coast. Competitors must put training time in on a grade  river and ensure their choice of kayak is
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Competitors may use any type of kayak but not wave riders or surf skis. Inflatable or ride on kayaks are not
permitted. Pods are not allowed on kayaks. Sea kayaks must have sealed compartments.

Kayaks must have pillars and two flotation/air bags or extensive water-tight sealed compartments that are
drainable. The minimum requirement is two rear flotation/air bags of 20 litres each - correctly inflated and
secured in the kayak. Wine bladders are not acceptable! Competitors who withdraw from the SPEIGHT’S
Coast to Coast must not leave the river bank. They must wait for the tail end charlie kayakers to arrive.

Compulsory Kayaking Equipment
Competitors must carry the following compulsory equipment: A sprayskirt, kayaking helmet (designed for
paddle sports - a cycle helmet is not acceptable), buoyancy vest (securely fitted, free of defects and of 55N
minimum buoyancy), paddle, repair/duct tape (at least 10m), first aid kit which must contain a roll of 5cm
width crepe bandage, a roll of cm strapping tape, 10 band aid strips, a triangular bandage and small
scissors, survival bag, windproof long sleeved paddle jacket (to be either worn or in a dry bag), spare
correctly sized clothing in a dry bag including polypropylene full length top and bottom, polypropylene
gloves, polypropylene balaclava or fleece hat, and food. This clothing is in addition to what is being worn by
the competitor during the kayaking.

An additional long sleeved fleece top may be added to the compulsory equipment list due to weather
conditions. It must be available on demand.

Buoyancy testing of any vests that appear inadequate may occur at scrutineering. Competitors must check
that their buoyancy vest meets the required standard before the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast.

Kayaking Certificates
All new competitors must submit a copy (not the original) of a completed Grade 2 Kayak Certificate with
their entry form. Kayak certificates can be obtained from a kayak instructor anywhere in the world. New
competitors currently enrolled in a Grade  course have until November 0th 008 to complete their
certificate provided they submit written confirmation of their kayak course enrolment with their entry form.
A blank kayak certificate, to be completed by the kayak instructor can be downloaded from the web site.

Competitors from previous years need only state on the entry form the year(s) they have competed in the
SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. They do not have to send in another kayaking certificate.

Grade 2 Kayak requirements
General knowledge: In discussion with the kayak instructor the candidate should show good knowledge of
the following: Personal kayaking and safety equipment, river dynamics at grade  level, hazards associated
with kayaking including broaching, strainers and foot entrapment and the actions taken to avoid or minimise
these hazards, river signals, tying kayaks onto roof racks and trailers, and the symptoms and treatment of
hypothermia.

Moving water skills: Candidates must demonstrate competence in the following skills in their event boat
or boat of similar stability and performance in grade  water: Capsize in a grade  rapid and self rescue by
actively swimming with all equipment to an eddy, forward paddling, forward and reverse sweep strokes,
low brace, break in / break out of eddies, ferry glide, identifying a safe line and manoeuvring down grade 
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Participate in Rescue Skills: The candidate must be able to competently participate in the following rescues:
Receive a throw bag, be carried on the stern of a boat and deep water rescue. While the ability to perform an
eskimo roll is not a compulsory kayak requirement, we strongly encourage competitors to attain this skill.

The Cycling Stages
Helmets must be of a standard recognised by LTSA New Zealand and must remain on your head, securely
fastened at all times while the cycle is in motion. Cycles ridden by competitors in the two day event must
have either standard drop style or flat mountain bike style handlebars. No aero bars, clip-ons, bar-ends or
bullhorn style bars are permitted in the Two Day event. Competitors in the One Day event can use any
handlebar configuration. Each competitor must carry at least one water bottle and spare tubes or tubulars for
their cycles. There are no drink stations. Competitors must effect repairs to their own cycles. Spare cycles
will not be given to competitors who puncture.

Draughting is allowed in all cycling stages of the Two Day event. Draughting is allowed in only the first
cycling stage of the One Day event. No draughting is allowed in the second or third cycling stages of the
One Day event. No draughting off vehicles or cyclists not in the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. Competitors
must have front and rear lights on their cycles of a standard recognised by LTSA New Zealand and wear
reflective ankle bands, before 7:00am and after 6:00pm. LED style front and rear lights must have a
minimum of  LEDs.

Any competitor departing Waimakariri River Gorge bridge after 6:00pm must wear reflective ankle bands,
have front and rear lights on their cycles, and wear a Transit approved reflective orange high visibility safety
vest over the top of their bib.

 Recumbents, uni-cycles, tri-cycles, tandems and row-bikes can only be used with prior approval of the Race
Director. No pods or fairing are allowed. All cycling stages are on sealed roads. Obtain some bunch riding
experience. Please contact a local cycle club or shop for details of bunch rides and cycle setup. Please have
your cycle, lights and helmet checked at a cycle shop prior to the event. Keep to the left, don’t cross the
centre line and obey the road code.

Cut off times for the mountain stage and the river stage
All Two day competitors must have departed Goat Pass by 4:00pm on Friday.

The Two day mountain stage will be closed at Klondyke Corner at 7:0pm on Friday. Any competitor still
on the mountain stage after 7:0pm will be withdrawn from the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast, and may be
removed from the mountain stage.

All One day competitors must have departed Goat Pass by 1:00pm on Saturday.

 All One day competitors must have departed Mt. White Bridge checkpoint in their kayak by :00pm and
Woodstock (15kms above Gorge Bridge) by 7:00pm. Entry onto the river will be closed at :00pm at Mt.
White Bridge. Any competitor arriving at Mt. White Bridge checkpoint after :00pm will be withdrawn
from the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. All competitors must have reached Waimakariri River Gorge bridge by
8:15pm on Saturday. Officials can remove competitors from the river after the cut off times.




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All Two day and One day competitors must have finished the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast at Sumner Beach
by midnight on Saturday 14th February 009.

The Race Director reserves the right to close stages and alter official cut off times for safety or other
reasons.

Equipment
All competitors are responsible for the equipment they use in the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. They must
ensure that it is safe and in as new condition.

Stickers
Helmet, kayak, cycle and assistants stickers will be provided and must be applied to equipment.
Competitors must remove all old stickers and event numbers from their kayaks. All assistants vehicles must
display the assistants sticker.

Bibs
There is only one competitor bib per team. Bibs must not be altered in any way and must be worn
throughout the event and in the finish chutes. The competitor bib must be worn over the top of buoyancy
vests and all items of clothing. The competitors bib may be worn under the day pack but the bib number
must be visible from the front.

Assistants
Assistants cannot follow their competitors or offer assistance on any cycling stage of the SPEIGHT’S Coast
to Coast. This includes both the One Day and Two Day competitors. Assistants are not allowed to offer
assistance or enter any part of the running or kayaking stage except at transitions.

Competitor’s assistants must be on hand at the end of Stage One, Two, Three and Four to take charge of
the competitors equipment. With 800 competitors competing in the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast and limited
areas to effect the transitions it is critical that assistants remove the equipment immediately from the
transition areas.

No kayaking equipment may be removed from Mt. White bridge after scrutineering and before the
competitors arrive. It must remain in the kayak.

Assistants must provide names, cell phone numbers, vehicle registration and where they are staying during
the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. This is a requirement from the NZ Police. A form will be mailed in January
which must be presented at registration in Kumara.

An Assistants handbook will be sent to all competitors with their confirmation of entry.

Officials
Officials are an important part of the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast safety system. Instructions by officials to
competitors and assistants must be followed.




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Prizes
The SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast and SPEIGHT’S World Multi sport Championship have prizes in each stage
of trophies, travel, clothing, cycling accessories, kayaking equipment, and of course, SPEIGHT’S. The total
value of prizes and race packs is approximately $240,000 including $10,000 each for the first Open Man and
first Open Woman in the SPEIGHT’S World Multi sport Championship.

Entries Limited
Entries for the 009 SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast are limited to 800. Entries will open on June 1st 008 and
close on 0th June 008. Entries are still open and being accepted. Internationals may enter up until
November 0th 008. Photocopies and down loads from the web site of the entry form may be used.
Anybody can enter the One Day event. No one has to pre-qualify. Avoid disappointment get your entry in
early! Entries received after 1st September 008 are not guaranteed a shirt of the correct sizing.

Reserved Places and Internationals
Places in the 009 SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast will be reserved for those who were on the waiting list for
008 and failed to get in, the 008 prizewinners and the 008 competitors who withdrew before the event
provided they enter by June 0th 008. 100 places are reserved for internationals.

Photos
Competitors must email a passport style photograph in jpeg format clearly labelled with their competitor
number and name in the file name once confirmation is received.

Confirmation of Entry
A confirmation of entry will be sent to each competitor by July 10th 2008.

Refunds
A 85% refund of entry fee will be given for competitors withdrawing before 0th September 008. Refunds
of 70% entry fee will be made for withdrawals after 0th September 008 and before 15th December 008.
Withdrawals made after 15th December 008 and before 1st January 009 will receive either a 50% refund
or 50% transfer of entry fees towards the 010 SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast and that withdrawals after 1st
January and before registration opens on 1th February 009 will receive a 5% transfer of entry fee
towards the 010 Speight’s Coast to Coast. Teams wishing to replace a team member are able to. They need
to provide a completed entry form for the replacement team member. Should the Speight’s Coast to Coast
have to be cancelled due to force majeure there will be no refund of entry fee. Right of entry reserved.

Travel
For the best deals on national and international air travel, inter island ferry travel, van and camper van hire,
accommodation, go straight to www.hotevents.co.nz. Ph 03 3657687 / 0800 747200 or E-mail Cathy
Falconer cfalconer@hot.co.nz.

Extra pre-event banquet and prize giving lunch tickets.
A ticket to the Pre-Race Banquet and Prize giving Brunch is included in the entry-fee for each competitor.
Extra tickets for assistants and friends must be ordered by letter, with payment (cheque or credit card
details), by December 15th, 008 and will be issued to the competitor in their race-pack at registration.




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Bad Weather Alternative Route
Should the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast be held up by bad weather then the mountain running stage will be
held on the main road from Aickens to Klondyke Corner, followed by a cycling stage from Klondyke Corner
to Waddington (near Sheffield), a further cycling stage from Waddington to Hagley Park, a kayaking stage
down the Avon River to Shag Rock and then a run to the finish. The team member who would have cycled
from Waimakariri River Gorge Bridge to Sumner must do the cycling stage from Klondyke Corner to
Waddington.

Complaints
Any competitor or assistant who wishes to make a complaint about another competitor must do so in writing
to the timekeepers within an hour of the complainant finishing. The Race Director’s decision regarding the
complaint is final.

Withdrawals
Any competitor withdrawing from any stage must report to a timekeeping official at the end of that stage,
hand in their timing transponder and bib and fill in a withdrawal form. This is critical as search and rescue
operations may be compromised! If you are evacuated from any part of the course by helicopter or jet boat,
you must report to an official immediately on disembarking. Do not try to find your assistants, team member
or family until you have been checked off the course by our officials. This is very important.

Timekeeping
Timing transponders will be issued to all competitors in their race packs at registration and must be returned
at the Sumner finish line and exchanged for a finishers medal. Failure to return a timing transponder will
result in a $50 replacement fee. The times and places announced on Sunday at the prize giving will be
provisional. It takes several days to check times and places and mistakes do occur.

Penalties
The Race Director reserves the right to disqualify or impose heavy time penalties on any competitor for
cheating or breaking the rules of the SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast.

Responsibility
No responsibility is taken by the Race Director or sponsors for any loss or damaged property of
competitors, assistants, or friends during the 009 SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast. By completion of the entry
form the competitor accepts full responsibility for the risks entailed in competing in the SPEIGHT’S Coast
to Coast.

Enquiries

SPEIGHT’S Coast to Coast
PO Box 33330
Barrington
Christchurch 8244
New Zealand

Ph +64-3-348 3282
Fax +64-3-348 3281
E-mail info@coasttocoast.co.nz
Website www.coasttocoast.co.nz



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A Special Offer

Whether in uniform or not, being in the public eye is part of an officer’s lot and needless to say some of the publicity
hasn’t been all that uplifting of late. The recent episode around police taking advantage of various discounts,
special offers or inducements from corporate New Zealand is a case in point. It’s completely understandable that
businesses would want to capture the opportunity such a large group of people represent. Likewise, it’s completely
understandable that people would want to consider taking advantage of those offers.

The moral question as to whether or not you should accept such deals is a decision each of you will make for yourself.
I suspect however, that buying a discounted Big Mac as your shift finishes in the wee hours won’t exactly upset the
finely tuned cosmic balance of right and wrong. For what its worth, I personally see nothing wrong accepting genuine
offers from reputable companies.

For me, the real question is this “is that special offer really that special?”

To put it another way, if you’re eating Big Mac’s for every meal 65 days a year on the basis that it’s a cheap way to
dine (because as an officer you get a discount) then its unlikely you’re body will thank you for it!

While moderation is key when it comes to diet, sound advice is the key when it comes to your finances especially
where borrowing money is concerned. Because like most things, if its cheap its probably a bit nasty as well. I
understand at least one mainstream bank has offered a ‘special deal’ to the police force (or at least members of the
union!) and I suspect many of you have taken them up on their offer. Fair enough, I’m not gonna knock you.

The offer probably included an interest rate discount, maybe a contribution to your legal costs, maybe a bit of cheap
house and contents insurance and it sounded great, right? As they signed you up did they also explain ways you could
pay off your debt quickly? Was the fact that you’re expecting another child taken into account? Or that your partner
has received a promotion or that you retire in 12 months and want to throw your super onto the mortgage etc? Does
the loan really fit you well or did you just settle for a cheap rate?

If you want to save money (who doesn’t) then you need to focus on getting out of debt quickly rather than the
‘generous’ offer you receive as you sign up for 0 years or more.

Those of you who picked up the February issue of Consumer Magazine will have read just how much you
could save in overall interest costs and how you could be debt free relatively quickly by altering the way
your loan is structured. Usually, the savings made were achieved with at least some of the loan on the most
expensive rate available! That might sound counter-intuitive but it just goes to show that cheap isn’t always
that good for you.

Always remember the word mortgage is derived from a mix of old French and German words that roughly
translate into ‘death vow’. Scary stuff! And surely reason enough for us to seek assistance from an unbiased
source before being seduced by a so-called ‘special offer’.
Disclosure & Disclaimer – Campbell Hastie is director of Financial Consult Group, a business specialising in property finance and insurance. The article
is strictly his opinion and in no way constitutes fact or advice. To discuss any of the issues or for an appraisal of your personal situation please call
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     More than 16,000 people from around the world are set to ‘Embrace The Next Step’ and participate in
     the 0th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Sunday 6 July 008.

     There is an event for all ages and fitness levels including the 42.2km Marathon, 21.1km Half Marathon,
     10km Run, 7.5km Walk and Junior Dash races for the kids over .5km and 4km.

     Regarded as the premier marathon in Australia, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is also recognised
     worldwide for its fast, flat and scenic course and technical excellence. It is also the largest annual
     community sporting event held on the Gold Coast.

     Established in 1979 with just 14 runners, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon has enjoyed incredible
     growth and now attracts elite competitors, fun runners, walkers and even juniors from around the
     world.

     The marathon course is one of the most picturesque in the world - it runs alongside the magnificent
     Broadwater, sparkling Pacific Ocean surf beaches and past the multitude of high rises with the hinterland
     mountains as a glorious backdrop.

     The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is annually attended by Australian running legends Rob de Castella,
     Steve Moneghetti, Kerryn McCann and Pat Carroll, and assembles a quality field of elite runners
     pursuing a slice of the largest prizemoney pool of any marathon event in Australia.

     Yet there is an event for everyone from elite runners to social walkers, juniors to seniors, abled and
     disabled, and individuals to corporate groups, all striving for personal achievement and satisfaction.
     All finishers receive a commemorative medallion and shirt, with many other rewards also provided in
     each event.

     Tens of thousands of spectators line the scenic course along with roving musicians and entertainers,
     creating an amazing atmosphere to help inspire and motivate the 16,000 participants.




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     This entertainment and atmosphere along with other social events including the Asics Sport & Leisure
     Expo and Legends Motivational Carbo Lunch ensure participants and supporters maximise their Gold
     Coast Airport Marathon experience.

     Visitors to the Gold Coast for the event can enjoy direct flights into Gold Coast Airport, a huge range
     of accommodation, dining, public transportation and leisure activity options.

     The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is nationally accredited by Athletics Australia and internationally
     by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Association of International
     Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

     The 008 Gold Coast Airport Marathon is a major event managed and presented by Queensland Events
     Gold Coast – a wholly owned subsidiary of Queensland Events.

     For more information about the 008 Gold Coast Airport Marathon:

     Visit:   www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au
     Email:   info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au
     Phone:   +61 7 5564 87
     Fax:     +61 7 5564 97




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