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A meeting of the Tai
Council will be held at
10.30am on Wednesday
May 27, 2015 at the
73-87 Tainui Street.
West Coast Theatre
Thursday June 4
DG and WTR
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England coach Stuart Lancaster,
having named a bumper 50-man World
Cup training squad and left the door
open for yet further additions, might
appear to be flailing desperately with the
tournament only four months away.
But anyone who knows him will
be well aware of how much time and
energy Lancaster and his assistants put
into tracking and analysing every aspect
of his potential players’ performances.
So it was no surprise to hear him
say that, despite unveiling a seemingly
bloated group, he already had a fair
idea of who would make up the bulk of
the final 31-man squad that has to be
named by the end of August.
Including so many other players at
this stage was more of a precautionary
measure, he added reassuringly.
Lancaster has been building towards
this tournament since he took over early
in 2012, and arguably before that in his
role as head of elite development and
coach of the second-string Saxons team.
He is a huge believer in England’s
‘performance pathway’, where the
cream of the nation’s schoolboy talent
is identified and nurtured through the
various age-group teams so by the time
they have joined professional clubs they
have been immersed in the culture and
expectation of the international set-up.
“ We feel we have tremendous strength
in depth,” Lancaster said at Twickenham
after announcing a squad too all-
encompassing to give any indication of
his final thoughts.
“ We have an idea of the core group
of 31 but a lot of players will push very
hard and everyone should be thinking
they have a shot.”
The biggest talking point for the
British media was the exclusion of
France-based duo Steffon Armitage and
However, Lancaster has never given
the slightest indication he would
invoke the Rugby Football Union’s
“extraordinary circumstances” clause to
give the current and former European
players of the year a way back and gave
a forthright defence of the policy again
He did, though, recall two other
experienced operators who must have
felt their chance had gone — wingers
Chris Ashton and Dave Strettle.
Ashton was England’s main strike
weapon in his early years but has not
played in the last two Six Nations
tournaments, while Strettle has spent
his entire career being selected and
discarded by his country having not
featured since 2013.
Both men have made their case on the
scoreboard for Saracens this season and
have been given the chance to press for
a winger’s berth alongside likely starter
“The door was never closed and they’ve
forced it open with their performances,”
With England likely to face some
flanker-sized wingers in World Cup
pool games against Fiji, Wales and
Australia, the diminutive Christian
Wade was left out while pacey but
defensively-suspect Jonny May and
Marland Yarde have something to prove.
So too do the seven uncapped players
who have a couple of training camps
and a potential game against the
Barbarians to try to force their way into
the final reckoning.
While 20-year-old flanker/lock Maro
Itoje is the romantic late ‘bolter’, it is
rugby league convert Sam Burgess who
looks the most intriguing addition.
Having switched codes to join Bath
this season, Burgess has made rapid
progress despite the unusual situation of
him bouncing between the flanker and
While he is still getting to grips with
the nuances of the breakdown, his
ferocious tackling, appetite for work
and total commitment to the team are
highly regarded by Lancaster and mean
he has a strong chance of making the
However, while the fringe players are
attracting attention at the moment it is
England’s already-established hard core
who will ultimately have to perform if
they are to prevail on home soil.
In that regard Lancaster has a
relatively settled group with the proven
ability to beat anyone on their day —
South Africa are the only side he has yet
to taste victory over.
The pack, led by ultra-consistent
captain Chris Robshaw, in particular
compares with any in the game and can
set the platform for England to flourish
in front of their own fans.
George Ford has quickly developed
into an attack-minded international
flyhalf while Jonathan Joseph and
Watson especially have introduced the
pace and ver ve that has been missing for
so long in England’s backline.
They are not yet near the settled,
almost invincible 2003 unit of Clive
Woodward, who remain the only
European team to have won the World
But England are on the right path
and being led along it by a coach who
has planned every single step towards
their ultimate destination back at
Twickenham in the final on October 31.
PICTURE: Getty Images
England coach, Stuart Lancaster, centre.
The first team to play
New Zealand in the
football World Cup
arrived in Auckland
Ukraine play New
Zealand in the FIFA
U-20 tournament ’s
opening match on
Saturday, May 30.
Members of the local
clad in their country’s
traditional blue and
yellow colours, sang
the Ukrainian national
anthem and presented the
team with a traditional
gift of sourdough bread
Tainui’s Haka Legend
group and Auckland
also greeted the team.
“Despite being a
long way from home,
the Ukrainian expat
community is rallying
its support, and we
look for ward to some
of Auckland Tourism,
Events and Economic
After the opening
match against New
Zealand, Ukraine will
play the United States
and Burma ahead of the
cup’s knockout stages.
Aotea Square will host
an official welcome for
the New Zealand team
on Tuesday, May 26.
“Fans and football
fanatics wanting to
get involved in the
tournament can visit
Fever Pitch on Queens
Wharf free of charge
during the tournament
from May 30 to June 20,”
an ATEED spokesman
The venue would also
feature a small outdoor
football pitch for club,
community and business
Ukraine U-20 team arrives
in New Zealand
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to join their team in the role of Sales and
The successful candidate must have at least
three years’ experience in sales and marketing,
would preferably have experience working in
the extreme sports industry and be educated to
degree level. Marketing experience is essential
and video editing skills would be an advantage.
To apply please phone (03) 752 0714 or e-mail a
CV and cover letter to:
PHONE: 768 0028 CELL: 027 492 7000
We accept total mobility vouchers and
discount on Super Gold cards.
Greymouth - Christchurch - Greymouth
DEPARTS Greymouth 8am Christchurch 2.30pm
Reporting times 15 minutes prior
West Coast Shuttle
For all your
NEW winter stock arriv-
ing daily. Sleepwear,
plus Ambra leggings
now available. Under-
cover Fashions. Phone
TOTAL Revamp. Paint-
ers, decorators. Interior,
commercial. 22 years
experience. Phone 762
7663 or 027 271 3073.
LIFE, income, business
and general insurance.
Plus Kiwisaver. AMP
West Coast. Phone 768
7070 or (03) 755 4107.
WESTSIDE Surf &
Street. Latest jeans,
jackets, and beanies to
keep you warm this
winter. Open weekends.
BUYING or selling
Hannan & Seddon.
Phone 768 4169.
HERE COMES THE
HERE COMMMMMMEEEES THE
OFF ROAD ADVENTURES
LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY 6PM
(no door charge)
To advertise in this weekly feature contact Lisa Gray on
03 769 7900 ext 922 or email@example.com
Like us on
PH 738 0158
Come and have lunch, brunch,
Come and have lunch, brunch,
morning or afternoon tea with
a spectactular view.
“ Dining with a view”
See the video on facebook. Ph 03 762 7438. Open every day
BOOKINGS ADVISED PH 768 5154
Ferrari’s Lounge Bar will be CLOSED
from Saturday 23, and reopening Friday 29.
We apologise for any inconvenience
Fish and Tatties
Warm Pork and
$17 Lunch Menu
pH 768 7023
10 YEAR SCREENING OF
June 27, main auditorium
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INTO Jeans. Phone 768
4118. Keep cosy this
winter in the latest styles
for guys and girls.
FAMILY law, wills
& Kitchingham. 13
Guinness Street, Grey-
mouth. Phone 768 9581.
planners. 16 Tarapuhi
Phone 768 6299.
RELAX, enjoy the view
and dine in our fully
Phone 738 0158.
For all your
NEW in store. Homage
Engraved with special
names. Only at Grey-
mouth Showcase Jewel-
GRAY Plastering. LBP
bricklayer, gib stopper,
tiler, solid plasterer.
ship. Available now.
Phone 027 491 3152.
Sale and Supply of
Alcohol Act 2012
Wild Coast Ltd, 870
Weedons Ross Road,
RD 1, 7671 Christ-
church has made appli-
cation to the District
Licensing Committee at
Westport for the issue of
an On Licence in respect
of the premises situated
at 4300 Coast Road
The general nature of
the business to be con-
ducted under the licence
The days on which and
the hours during which
alcohol is intended to be
sold under the licence
Monday to Sunday;
The application may
be inspected during
ordinary office hours at
the office of the Buller
Committee at 6-8
Brougham Street, West-
Any person who is
entitled to object and
who wishes to object
to the issue of the
application may, not
later than 15 working
days after the date of the
first publication of this
notice, file a notice in
writing of the objection
with the Secretary of
the District Licensing
Committee at PO Box
21, Westport 7866.
No objection to the issue
of a licence may be
made in relation to a
matter other than a
section 105(1) of the
Sale and Supply of
Alcohol Act 2012.
This is the first pub-
lication of this notice.
Rugby League Club
Friday May 22
6pm to 8pm
At the Clubrooms
ATTRACTIVE in call
service. 10am to 10pm.
No texts. Phone 021
CHRIS J Coll Surveying
Ltd for all your survey-
ing and land related
inquiries. Phone 0800
gifts, homeware and
vintage paint. Gibson
Interiors & Co. Werita
Mitsubishi and The
Muffler Shop. Genuine
parts, servicing, WOF,
Phone 768 5905.
Find us on facebook
91 Revell Street, Hokitika
03 755 7758
Mon-Fri 9-5pm • Sat 10-1pm
Coats & Jackets
for all occasions.
Coats & J
for all occ
High's new winter menu
is about to begin. Come
in and try it!
Mechanical. We service
and repair all trucks,
trailers, buses, utes and
cars. Phone 768 6358.
ON Yer Bike! Off road
adventures for all ages.
Local discounts. Find us
on Facebook. Phone 762
SMITHS Speed &
Spares. Open until 11pm
Phone 768 5711.
FERRARI's Lounge Bar
proudly presents the
extraordinary and talen-
ted musician, Jerseybob,
performing live Friday
PROPERTY and family
lawyers. Carruthers &
Wetherall Lawyers. 21
Lord Street, Greymouth.
Phone 768 7454.
GET into the Railway
Hotel, Greymouth for
your tickets to The
Feelers, Saturday May
NMWC Brass Bands
Band Stage Challenge
Open to public 1.30pm
Westland High Hall
Public Festival of Brass
7pm WHS Hall
7pm to midnight
May 23, 2015
Courtesy van available
Greymouth Workingmens Club
New members and reciprocal members welcome.
Raffles Wednesday and
courtesy van available
wednesday and friday
ph 768 4000
MEMBERS DRAW: $100
MEMBERS DRAW: $100
$5 entry per pair
Memberships are well
overdue, payment is
KAIHINU spuds, High
Street, 12 noon-3pm,
WEST Coast Spit Roast.
Full catering. Weddings,
corporate. Phone 027
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