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Is any­one else find­ing Com­mon­wealth Games cov­er­age is get­ting in the way of their ad breaks?

I was look­ing for­ward to watch­ing some sport but I’m find­ing it rather frus­trat­ing.

On Tues­day I was watch­ing the women’s cy­cling time trial and looked away for five min­utes, only to find the medal cer­e­mony had been held.

Those girls were quick - but not that quick.

On Fri­day night there was ap­par­ently live cov­er­age of the women’s hockey, but Stuff had al­ready pub­lished a story about who won.

It all re­minds me of my dear old grandpa, who was an avid cricket fan.

In his later years he thought the bowlers were tak­ing a lot more hat-tricks than usual.

I didn’t have the heart to tell him he was watch­ing re­plays of the same wicket over and over again.

He would have loved watch­ing the Games, but the re­lent­less ad breaks would have done his head in.

Rachael Kelly RE­PORTER: Rachael Kelly (03) 209-0114, 027 641 4281, rachael.kelly@stuff.co.nz; NEWS DI­REC­TOR: Ge­off Mein, ge­off.mein@stuff.co.nz; SALES MAN­AGER SOUTH­LAND: Jac­qui McKin­ney (027) 807 3163, jac­qui.mckin­ney@stuff.co.nz; ME­DIA SALES CON­SUL­TANT: Tyla Routhan (03) 209 0118, (027) 562 7381 tyla.routhan@stuff.co.nz; CLAS­SI­FIEDS: Shirley Cleaver (03) 209 0108; AD DEAD­LINES: Fea­tures - Fri­day 3pm; Dis­play - Mon­day 2pm; Clas­si­fieds Wed­nes­day 10am. AD­DRESS: 171 Main St, PO Box 66, Gore 9740. MISSED DE­LIV­ERY: 0800 784 846. DIG­I­TAL EDI­TIONS: neigh­bourly.co.nz/newslink. ON­LINE: stuff.co.nz, south­land­times.co.nz

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