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There will be a definite highland flavour
when the Winton Harness Racing Club
holds its opening race meeting of the
season tomorrow (September 9).
The race meeting takes place one day prior
to the Scotland rugby team's opening pool
game in Invercargill -- Scotland versus
Romania. As Scotland is the team the south
is hosting, plus the fact the south is rich
in Scottish heritage, club members felt it
appropriate that the race day feature a
As well as a top class day of harness racing
featuring nine races there will be various
highland games activities such as tossing
the caber and sheaf tossing. As befitting
any Scottish occasion there will be dancing
Southland Stags and Highlanders Captain
Jamie Mackintosh will also be on course
and will try his hand at tossing the caber.
Mackintosh made his All Black test debut
against Scotland at Murrayfield in 2008.
The first race is scheduled to start at noon
and admission is free.
Fiordland College's biathlon team is
enjoying success on the national stage
despite rarely getting the chance to train on
Biathlon, which combines cross country
skiing and smallbore rifle shooting, is a
relatively new sport for Fiordland students
but has proved popular, especially with
young members of the local target shooting
Their smallbore shooting coaches are Neil
Bates and Pete Barrow, while much of
their ski training is done on roller blades,
overseen by coach Cathy Lewsley who's
delighted with the achievements of her
"They turned a lot of heads," she said.
Last weekend Fiordland College finished
third overall in the Nordic Sports New
Zealand Schools Championships held at the
Wanaka Snow Farm. Of 60 competitors, the
Fiordlanders' combined results in the 4km
cross country ski race earned them third
place. They then went on to finish second
in the 2km skate ski race -- skiing using a
The last event was the biathlon -- a 10km
distance for older students, 4km for the
younger ones, shooting four lots of five
targets en route. Fiordland finished fourth in
The Fiordland College team comprised
Tim Barrow, Douglas Pealing, Rebecca
Carruthers (age 12 group), Sam Huntington
(age 13 group), Ben Barrow, Logan Black
and Jennifer Carruthers (age 16 group).
Emily Livingstone-Green also attended but
didn't compete. It was Rebecca and Logan's
first year competing.
The results are all the more impressive
considering the group gets only about three
weekends a year of training on snow.
"That's a very, very good result for people
who are not up there every weekend
training," Ms Lewsley said. "I was so proud
The previous weekend the teenagers had
also competed in the national biathlon
championships where Sam finished second
in the 16-years group.
Tim and Douglas were second and third
respectively in the under-13 years section.
Ms Lewsley also featured on the podium
at that event, finishing third in the open
(the event was won by the Olympic gold
medallist) and retaining her New Zealand
The group's attendance at the national
championships was assisted by sponsorship
from Fiordland Physiotherapy.
Fiordland skiers turn heads
Fiordland College's biathlon crew (from left) supporter and team assistant Emily Livingstone-Green,
Rebecca Carruthers, Ben Barrow, Sam Huntington, college teacher Bob Perry, smallbore shooting
coach Neil Bates, biathlon and rollerblade coach Cathy Lewsley, Tim Barrow, Douglas Pealing,
Logan Black, Jennifer Carruthers and smallbore shooting coach Pete Barrow.
PHOTO: Nicky Harrison
Ben Barrow, of Fiordland College, in action in
the biathlon event at the Nordic Sports School
Championships last weekend. Ben also finished
second in the under-16 national biathlon
championships the previous weekend.
PHOTO: Helen Dodson
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ATTACKS ON TRUST
The Government has abolished gift duty
effective 1 October 2011. At present,
gift duty is imposed on all gifts with
a total value exceeding $27,000.00 in
any 12 month period. The abolishment
of gift duty will allow individuals to
make gifts of any value in any one year
without attracting gift duty which will
mean gifting programs may no longer
This will make it easier for assets to be
transferred from an individual to their
Family Trust and this will no doubt
lead to an increase in the use of Family
Trusts by individuals trying to protect
The likely consequence of an increase
in Family Trusts is that they may come
under attack from anyone who thinks that
they have been deprived of any benefit by
the formation of the Trust and subsequent
transfer of assets to it.
This may include the Gover nment,
creditors, beneficiaries or partners of
anyone settling assets onto a Family
Trust. In order to protect a Trust from
attack, trustees should ensure that they
are conducting the affairs of a Tr ust in a
lawful and prudent manner.
The following are things any prudent
trustee should ensure is occurring in
relation to their Family Tr ust:-
• Be acquainted with the purpose and
terms of the Trust Deed and adhere to
• Have regular meetings to review the
assets and liabilities of the Tr ust and
to ensure the Trust assets are
appropriate to meet the purpose for
which the Tr ust was established;
• Always act diligently and prudently
when dealing with Trust assets;
• Discuss and record the activities the
Trust is intending to take and the
decisions of the tr ustees. All Tr ust
minutes should be retained; and
• Obtain professional advice where
The tr ustees should be aware that Trust
property should not be treated as if it
was the trustee's own personal property.
The assets are held on behalf of the
final beneficiaries in accordance with
the Trust Deed.
With the proliferation of Trusts and the
abolition of gift duty, it is more important
than ever that Trusts are run properly.
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and other days by appointment. Please remember that this information is designed as a
general guide and should not replace specific legal advice on a particular issue.
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