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Angel is afeline filcher.<br />

The two­year­old tabby,the<br />

belovedpet of Tayla Alexander,of<br />

Hampstead,<strong>Ashburton</strong>, is not<br />

content with mice.<br />

Justoveramonth agoshe<br />

startedbringing home leaves.<br />

Thenshe decidedtobroaden<br />

her approach by bringing home<br />

newspapers.<br />

Tayla knewitwas Angel as she<br />

found tiny catteeth marks in the<br />

paper.<br />

ThenAngelstepped out ­she<br />

startedbringing home shoes.<br />

Men’s shoes.<br />

Women’s shoes.<br />

And jandals,and socks,and<br />

hats.<br />

Angel, Taylarealised, is a<br />

kleptomaniac.<br />

She hasevenbrought home<br />

pairs of shoes.<br />

Angel steals at night.<br />

Not contentwith footwear and<br />

clothing, Angelhas alsobrought<br />

backteabags.<br />

It is notunusual for hertobring<br />

backfour or five at atime.<br />

It is believedthey came from a<br />

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Marie<br />

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McDonald.<br />

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that CCTV cameras were in operation,<br />

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with armfuls of donated items.<br />

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Cancer Society<br />

volunteers Jenny<br />

Proctor, Ann Craig and<br />

Irene Paterson at the<br />

Daffodil Day stand<br />

outside Sim’s Bakery in<br />

Tinwald last week. Ann<br />

and Irene are wearing<br />

specially crafted, and<br />

exclusive, Daffodil Day<br />

hats made by fellow<br />

volunteer Sheena Clark.<br />

Volunteers around the<br />

district were taking<br />

donations and had fresh<br />

daffodil bunches,<br />

button hole daffodils,<br />

toy bears, pens and<br />

bags available to help<br />

fundraise money for the<br />

annual Daffodil Day<br />

appeal.<br />

Selwyn’s election signs go west<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Ward election<br />

candidate Selwyn<br />

Price wants to know who<br />

is stealing his signs.<br />

Two of his election<br />

signs were removed from<br />

the fences of private<br />

properties overnight.<br />

‘‘I put up three election<br />

signs, two on the<br />

west side of town and one<br />

on the east side, with the<br />

blessing of the property<br />

owners. This morning<br />

(last week) Ihad atext<br />

from one of the property<br />

owners, on Belt Road,<br />

saying the sign had gone<br />

from her fence. When I<br />

investigated, Ifound that<br />

asecond sign, on Harrison<br />

Street, had also disappeared.’’<br />

Although there had<br />

been some strong winds,<br />

It’s ablast for area roads<br />

It’s slippery in winter<br />

and sticky in summer,<br />

but thanks to watercutting<br />

trucks, excess<br />

bitumen on rural roads<br />

around the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District is being<br />

removed to promote<br />

better driver safety.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> council<br />

has secured specially<br />

designed water­cutting<br />

trucks to blast off<br />

excess bitumen sitting<br />

on the road surface on<br />

sections of Tinwald<br />

Westerfield Mayfield<br />

Road, Mt Hutt Station<br />

Road, ForestDrive and<br />

Beach Road East.<br />

Excess bitumen on<br />

the road surface can be<br />

slippery in winter and<br />

sticky in summer when<br />

the hot temperatures<br />

soften the bitumen.<br />

Removing it also restores<br />

the surface texture<br />

of the road to<br />

reduce slippage when<br />

vehicles turn or brake.<br />

The council will<br />

focus on water­cutting<br />

the wheel tracks of slippery<br />

corners and intersections.<br />

There are a limited<br />

number of water­cutting<br />

trucks in New Zealand,<br />

however the council<br />

managed to book the<br />

trucks a few months in<br />

advance from Fulton<br />

Hogan.<br />

The machine blasts<br />

water at around 34,000<br />

PSI (pounds per square<br />

inch) tocut the bitumen.<br />

the signs had been well<br />

secured and it is not<br />

likely that they had been<br />

blown away, especially<br />

as the sign on the east<br />

side of town was still<br />

intact, and that was the<br />

only one exposed to the<br />

nor’westers.<br />

‘‘I understand that the<br />

signs are attractive, and<br />

potentially sought after,<br />

but if they had waited<br />

until elections end on<br />

October 12th I would<br />

have given them away,’’<br />

Price joked.<br />

He said it was dismaying<br />

to speculate on<br />

whether there was apolitical<br />

motive.<br />

‘‘Most of the candidates<br />

know each other, and<br />

many of us work together<br />

on council. This is not how<br />

we run political campaigns<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong>, Mr Price<br />

said.<br />

He has replaced one of<br />

the signs, but has had to<br />

order more to be printed<br />

before he is able to replace<br />

the second sign.<br />

Police have been notified.<br />

Photo: One of the signs<br />

taken.<br />

Years for update<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Museum<br />

director Tanya Robinson<br />

said it could take<br />

several years to update<br />

its inventory of its collection.<br />

She was asked during<br />

areport to the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

council’s Service<br />

Delivery Committee if<br />

the museum had room<br />

for the collection of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Guardians<br />

held by the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Library, but she said it<br />

had no shelves suitable<br />

for bound papers.<br />

However, it had digital<br />

copies of the papers and<br />

the National Library held<br />

the best copies.<br />

She said it would be<br />

difficult to make abusiness<br />

case for them to be<br />

held there.<br />

The museum had two<br />

collections, the archives<br />

from the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

council and the collection<br />

of the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Museum and Historical<br />

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 3<br />

Aweather eye on<br />

events in the sky<br />

Wheels spin for Methven<br />

$150,000 skate project<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

The MetServicehas<br />

three weatherradars on<br />

the South Islandand one<br />

of them is tucked away<br />

on arise andinthe<br />

middleofapaddock<br />

between Dorieand<br />

Rakaia.<br />

ManyMid<br />

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radar provides very<br />

useful weather data and<br />

is oneofonly nine in the<br />

country.<br />

The radar tower is<br />

18m talland recently<br />

received apaint job. It<br />

was changed fromgreen,<br />

the colour of the nearby<br />

trees, to alighter shade<br />

thatblends with the sky<br />

and will alsolast better<br />

in theelements.<br />

The radar was<br />

commissionedin<br />

February 1992 and was<br />

the third in the<br />

MeteorologicalService’s<br />

(nowMetService)<br />

programme.<br />

The radar antenna<br />

inside the dome is 4.2m<br />

in diameter and records<br />

all forms of precipitation<br />

(rain, hail andsnow).<br />

Earlier thisyear,and<br />

whenthe weatherwas<br />

warmer,the radarbeam<br />

picked up high flying<br />

insects. Theywere seen<br />

not as aswarm,but each<br />

insect was seenasabig,<br />

fat raindrop.<br />

The Rakaia radar<br />

operates in two different<br />

modes,both visibleon<br />

the MetService.com<br />

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In weather<br />

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arange of 300km, while<br />

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Theradar performs a<br />

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TheMetService will<br />

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Island weatherradaron<br />

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Other Mainland<br />

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Photo: The<br />

MetService weather<br />

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themiddle of apaddock<br />

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Rakaia.<br />

The first sod has been<br />

turned on the new<br />

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ground works will begin<br />

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The project has been<br />

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Supporters gathered<br />

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Kidz Methven will<br />

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Page 4, <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

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Reviewed by Rowena Hart<br />

This wassurprising good.<br />

We see three women married to three Irish<br />

morons, in the neighbourhood of Hell’s<br />

Kitchen in New York City.Their men go to jail<br />

and leave them penniless so they decide to<br />

take over their criminal business.<br />

It’s agreat romp and always good to see the<br />

baddies getting their comeuppance from<br />

three sassy women.<br />

These three actors were brilliant. Elizabeth<br />

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Getting the right mix for beloved domain, and aclub<br />

The draft development<br />

plan for <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Domain will go out for<br />

consultation inFebruary,<br />

and there is sure to be a<br />

lot of interest in what, by<br />

any measure, is apopular<br />

part of the district.<br />

The domain is wonderful<br />

and its size and grandeur<br />

says much for the<br />

foresight of the district’s<br />

founders and of the care<br />

lavished onit today for a<br />

team of dedicated staff.<br />

<strong>Courier</strong> comment<br />

People value such public<br />

spaces.<br />

Those with longer<br />

memories will recall the<br />

brouhaha when a plan<br />

was disclosed to put a<br />

road through Christchurch’s<br />

Hagley Park,<br />

and, here, you will recall<br />

the fuss when it was<br />

suggested <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s<br />

new sports centre go into<br />

the domain.<br />

$20,000 support<br />

Immigration New Zealand<br />

has offered <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

council an extra<br />

$20,000 to implement<br />

Welcoming Communities<br />

projects in the coming<br />

year.<br />

The funding is to be<br />

targeted on activities<br />

that support migration<br />

participation in the<br />

community.<br />

Council has accepted<br />

the offer and will use the<br />

money alongside other<br />

funds.<br />

Strategy and policy<br />

manager Toni Durham<br />

said the $20,000 was<br />

offered to all towns<br />

accepting refugees and<br />

Immigration New Zealand<br />

wanted to extend the<br />

number of towns.<br />

Sporting groups will<br />

study the plan closely to<br />

see how they will or will<br />

not be affected, and some<br />

may take the opportunity<br />

to make other plans.<br />

One group to be<br />

impacted isthe <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Bowls Club, which<br />

has its two greens and<br />

clubhouse ­itreally is a<br />

house, but used as a<br />

clubroom­in the heart of<br />

the domain.<br />

It is suggested in the<br />

draft that the club when<br />

its lease expires in 2028<br />

could be relocated to the<br />

picnic area within the<br />

domain or to the EA<br />

Networks area.<br />

The move issuggested<br />

as the area it occupies is<br />

seen as afuture hub for<br />

the domain ­ a starting<br />

point for people visiting<br />

the domain.<br />

It certainly is central.<br />

Club members, to their<br />

credit, have said little<br />

about the proposal other<br />

than that they will make<br />

submissions when the<br />

times comes.<br />

We are sure they will.<br />

It takes alot of work to<br />

establish and maintain<br />

bowls greens and the<br />

thought of leaving their<br />

MSA boss calling<br />

time on his role<br />

By John Keast<br />

Simon McDonnell is<br />

calling time.<br />

He has run the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Club and<br />

Mutual School of Arts<br />

for 27 years.<br />

Before that, he<br />

worked at Brophy<br />

Knight and elsewhere<br />

as an accountant<br />

specialising in tax.<br />

‘‘It just seemed the<br />

right time. January and<br />

February is quiet here,<br />

so it’s agood time for<br />

the new person tocome<br />

in and he or she can put<br />

their ideas into place.’’<br />

Mr McDonnell said<br />

the club was in good<br />

heart and in terms of<br />

membership, it would<br />

be in the top 12 in New<br />

Zealand.<br />

In terms of bottle<br />

sales, it would beat any<br />

other club in New Zealand.<br />

Mr McDonnell said<br />

the club some time ago<br />

saw on­premise trade<br />

drop and decided then<br />

to push bottle sales.<br />

The bottle store is<br />

now the biggest part of<br />

the business.<br />

Membership, too, has<br />

doubled in Mr McDonnell’s<br />

time.<br />

When he joined,<br />

there were no women<br />

members ­but moves to<br />

bring them in ­but their<br />

inclusion and general<br />

growth had boosted<br />

member numbers.<br />

He said local support<br />

was the key to the club’s<br />

success, and its central<br />

location.<br />

Mr McDonnell oversaw<br />

the major extension<br />

of the club, and work is<br />

just starting on the<br />

rebuild of the front of<br />

the building.<br />

The club restaurant<br />

has closed and will be<br />

rebuilt on the ground<br />

floor, with the billiard<br />

room and office<br />

upstairs.<br />

That workisexpected<br />

Simon McDonnell: calling time on his long career.<br />

to take around ayear.<br />

Mr McDonnell said<br />

the biggest challenge<br />

was getting ‘‘bottoms<br />

on seats’’ with the club<br />

busiest onFridays, Saturdays<br />

and Sundays.<br />

But he sees astrong<br />

future in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

and its growth.<br />

‘‘The town will take<br />

off; we are confident of<br />

it.’’<br />

Mr McDonnell said<br />

he had no firm plans<br />

other than to find his<br />

feet.<br />

His work has involved<br />

all facets of operation,<br />

area in the heart of the<br />

domain must fill some<br />

with dread.<br />

We will see the extent<br />

of their concerns (or not)<br />

at submission time.<br />

Though 2028 seems a<br />

long way off, the club, if it<br />

is to move, will needtime<br />

to plan ­and money.<br />

If its hand is forced, the<br />

council would have to<br />

help in the relocation.<br />

but less night work these<br />

days.<br />

He does an hour or so<br />

behind the bar on Fridays<br />

to be the face of the<br />

business and to keep in<br />

touch with customers.<br />

‘‘It’s part of the job<br />

that you have to be prepared<br />

todoeverything.’’<br />

Mr McDonnell is 65<br />

early next year but will<br />

leave at the end of this<br />

year.<br />

It is likely though,<br />

knowing so many people,<br />

he will be back in the<br />

New Year ­ onthe customer<br />

side of the bar.<br />

That might not be easy<br />

with the building, which<br />

has aconcrete floor.<br />

The domain is one of<br />

the district’s most­loved<br />

spaces, and most would<br />

favour its enhancement,<br />

good though it already is.<br />

But council must also<br />

listen carefully, as we are<br />

sure it will, to the concerns<br />

of those who not<br />

only wander in the space,<br />

but those who play.<br />

­John Keast<br />

Column<br />

Seven<br />

It is the time when we see<br />

election signs everywhere,<br />

except, of course, on the<br />

grassed area on the west side<br />

of the highway at Tinwald.<br />

They are not allowed there<br />

now, and it almost seems odd<br />

to come along that stretchof<br />

road and not see them. But<br />

we see them in paddocks, on<br />

fences, and on social media.<br />

We have even had an<br />

anonymous note suggesting<br />

that amayoral sign should<br />

not be where it is (on ahall<br />

fence)but we will leave that<br />

to the appropriate<br />

authorities, and apress<br />

releaseoutlining that some<br />

signs appear to have been<br />

stolen.<br />

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now it seems it is the same<br />

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The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Community<br />

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Road traffic trauma roadshow<br />

Key emergency personnel will speak at the Road<br />

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Cameron Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, at 7pm.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> fire chief Alan Burgess, paramedic Stuart<br />

Cooper, police officer Steve Burgerhout, intensive care<br />

nurse Alice Brown and Sarah Dean, founder of the<br />

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through the<br />

Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Community Foundation<br />

are open and close on<br />

October 14.<br />

Executive officer Sandi<br />

Wood said more than<br />

$70,000 in scholarships<br />

were available.<br />

On offer are trade<br />

scholarships, scholarships<br />

for personal development<br />

and tertiary study.<br />

Anew scholarship this<br />

year was one established<br />

by the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hearing<br />

Association to support<br />

study of audiology,<br />

scholarships for hearingimpaired<br />

people who<br />

were studying, and helping<br />

with training of teachers<br />

to use and learn<br />

sign language.<br />

Past scholarship recipient<br />

Isobel Fergusson said<br />

Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

played apivotal role.<br />

‘‘The help you receive<br />

from being arecipient of<br />

ascholarship is three fold.<br />

‘‘The first being the<br />

obvious, which is financial.<br />

‘‘Every student can<br />

appreciate the monetary<br />

burden studyingcan have,<br />

and having financial support<br />

is amazing.<br />

‘The foundation also<br />

gives you an opportunity<br />

to work on your skills,<br />

such as completing aCV,<br />

filling out an application<br />

form, going through an<br />

interview process and<br />

developing networking<br />

Todd rules out questions from councillor<br />

Mayoral candidate Tony<br />

Todd says he is happy to<br />

take part in any debate,<br />

but will not participate<br />

in an online question<br />

and answer forum proposed<br />

by Selwyn Price,<br />

who is seeking reelection<br />

in the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Ward.<br />

Mr Price, in his Councillor<br />

Selwyn Price Facebook<br />

page said: ‘‘As a<br />

voter, over the next few<br />

weeks I will be asking<br />

each of the mayoral<br />

candidates questions<br />

through their FB (Facebook)<br />

pages. I’d encourage<br />

all voters todo the<br />

same, either on FB or in<br />

person. As acommunity,<br />

we need to get the best<br />

person for the job, and<br />

to ensure that progress<br />

made in how we are<br />

governed is not lost.’’<br />

Mr Todd, in a reply<br />

sent to all mayoral<br />

candidates and the<br />

media, said he had a<br />

promotional programme<br />

planned and assumed<br />

other candidates would<br />

too.<br />

‘‘With my own promotionIwill<br />

be available<br />

at all times to answer<br />

questions that votersand<br />

media in our district may<br />

ask.<br />

‘‘Now Iwould suggest<br />

that it is the media who<br />

have amajor role to play<br />

in this campaign and<br />

‘leading the charge’ in<br />

initiating debate leading<br />

up to polling day.<br />

‘‘While you say you<br />

are avoter in our community,<br />

Selwyn, you are<br />

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wrote to the Ministry of<br />

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High School, and had<br />

younger children they<br />

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agree it makes little sense<br />

for afamily to have one<br />

child at one high school<br />

while requiring another<br />

to go to aschool more<br />

than 50km away.’’<br />

Mr Falloon said that<br />

despite its size, Geraldine<br />

High School ran two<br />

very successful programmes<br />

(the Primary<br />

Industries Academy and<br />

Outdoor Recreation programme)<br />

which could be<br />

put at risk if the zone<br />

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drop in student<br />

numbers.<br />

Parents also raised the<br />

promise made when<br />

Pleasant Point High<br />

School closed that<br />

students would always<br />

have access to Geraldine<br />

High School.<br />

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‘‘And lastly, when you<br />

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... you think about your<br />

community, the one that’s<br />

backing you, rooting for<br />

you to realise your dreams<br />

and believing in you that<br />

you can do this.’’<br />

seeking re­election.<br />

‘‘And personally Idon’t<br />

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should play in promoting<br />

and controlling this online<br />

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Geraldine Festival<br />

By John Keast<br />

Pauline Denzey is ankle­deep in bookings,<br />

inquiries ­and flour.<br />

By day, Pauline runs The Cottage<br />

Pantry and gallery in Geraldine, but<br />

when she has sorted the last of the flour<br />

and cornflakes, she turns her attention<br />

to the Geraldine Festival, which runs<br />

from November 14 to 17.<br />

The Geraldine Festival ­itwas known<br />

as the Arts and Plants Festival ­isinits<br />

31st year ­and it has had afacelift.<br />

Pauline leads the organising committee<br />

and ‘‘I felt it was in need of arebrand<br />

and afreshen up’’.<br />

A big new feature this year is the<br />

Battle of the Sounds in which amateurs<br />

vie for $5000 for first, $3000 for second<br />

and $1000 for third.<br />

Entries are from around the country<br />

and are from folk to rock.<br />

In the past, the committee paid for<br />

bands to perform.<br />

Now, bands meet their own cost of<br />

getting to Geraldine but stand to win<br />

good prize money.<br />

All the bands ­ around 10 are<br />

envisaged ­will perform in the Geraldine<br />

Domain on the Saturday.<br />

Another big change is the art exhibition,<br />

which will be in the Geraldine<br />

Academy of Performance and Art and<br />

run for nine to 10 days.<br />

Prizes and categories have also been<br />

changed, giving amateur artists more of<br />

achance to win prizes.<br />

The theme this year is Geraldine’s<br />

Gone Batty, a light­hearted play on<br />

words to support the long­tailed bat<br />

found in and around Geraldine.<br />

There will be amarket in town on the<br />

Friday, as usual, with 130­odd stalls, and<br />

around 250 stalls, many new, on the<br />

Saturday.<br />

Pauline said she wanted the festival to<br />

Pauline Denzey with aposter<br />

advertising the Battle of the Sounds.<br />

celebrate everything Geraldine had to<br />

offer and to give an opportunity for local<br />

groups to fundraise at the festival.<br />

Any interested groups should get in<br />

touch.<br />

Pauline is no stranger to organisation.<br />

In Britain she worked for the Norfolk<br />

County Council and was involved with<br />

organising royal visits.<br />

Each English county, she said, had a<br />

lord­lieutenant, the monarch’s personal<br />

representative in the county.<br />

In collaboration with that person,<br />

council staff would arrange and oversee<br />

visits.<br />

Pauline said she had met many<br />

members of the Royal family and was<br />

well aware how hard they worked behind<br />

the scenes.<br />

Another feature of the festival is<br />

gardens, with around 20 open to the<br />

public over the weekend.<br />

The festival has aFacebook page and<br />

awebsite for further details.<br />

Brenda’s settled into art<br />

By John Keast<br />

Brenda Knight has worked in caves, as<br />

atravel agent and as adetective.<br />

She never thought she would bean<br />

artist.<br />

Now she is.<br />

Mrs Knight was invited to exhibit<br />

her work at the Mt Hutt Memorial<br />

Hall, and her art will beondisplay<br />

until October 3.<br />

It has been aroad of many turns.<br />

Mrs Knight was brought up on a<br />

dairy farm inHorowhenua with three<br />

younger brothers.<br />

Later, at university in Otago, she<br />

excelled atsport.<br />

Nowhere in her schedule ­onher<br />

radar at all ­was art.<br />

After university, she did avariety of<br />

jobs: was acave guide, atravel agent.<br />

Then in 20<strong>05</strong> she joined the police<br />

and wound up as adetective in the<br />

family violence team.<br />

Then in 2015, out of the blue, she<br />

quit.<br />

‘‘I just went in and resigned.’’<br />

She said police work, was acalling,<br />

and had stress, but that was not why<br />

she left.<br />

Deep down, she said, she wanted to<br />

grow herself.<br />

Art, in the oddest of ways, beckoned.<br />

At the time, she and her husband<br />

were renovating ahouse.<br />

She wanted alarge, funky, abstract<br />

piece for awall and could not find<br />

what she wanted.<br />

So the independent girl of farming<br />

stock decided to do it herself.<br />

That was the start.<br />

House renovated, she started putting<br />

paint on canvas.<br />

There was never aplan; just colour<br />

and the hope something would<br />

emerge.<br />

Brenda Knight and one of her<br />

works on display at the Mt Hutt<br />

Memorial Hall until October 3.<br />

‘‘The background to my paintings is<br />

all colour, then apicture pops out. It is<br />

based on listening tomyintuitions.’’<br />

Mrs Knight has learned to trust her<br />

intuition,freeing herselftotrust in her<br />

own ability.<br />

She says her paintings are sometimes<br />

triggered by people she meets,<br />

or, oddly, places she has yet to visit.<br />

The latter has arisen when she has<br />

visited places, such as Mexico, and<br />

realised, somehow, she has painted<br />

what she saw there.<br />

‘‘I try to paint what excites me; I<br />

keep meeting the right people. It’s<br />

syncronicity (meaningful coincidences).’’<br />

Mrs Knight, for the moment, is<br />

concentrating onher art, but she has<br />

run workshops on unleashing creative<br />

freedom techniques, such as those that<br />

took her from cave exploring to<br />

policing to trusting her intuition in art.<br />

And Mrs Knight loves coming to<br />

Mid Canterbury, where the scenery is<br />

also an inspiration.<br />

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Page 10, <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

0800 2MEMORY<br />

027 637 1229<br />

Family Notices<br />

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT<br />

BOYD, Zita Amelia: Passed<br />

away 30 August <strong>2019</strong>,<br />

quietly in her sleep, atthe<br />

age of 96. Lovedmother and<br />

grandmother. A memorial<br />

service for Zita will be held<br />

at our Chapel, Cnr East and<br />

Cox Streets, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

on Friday <strong>September</strong> 6,<br />

commencing at 2.00pm.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

BURNS, Vicki Dianne (née<br />

Colligan) 09/10/1958 -<br />

02/09/<strong>2019</strong>: Loved mother<br />

and mother-in-lawofStacey<br />

&Zinny, Melissa, Richardand<br />

Mary. Grandma to Stella,<br />

Bonnie &Blythe, Caitlin and<br />

Baby Burns. Much loved<br />

partner of Danny. Sister to<br />

Brenda and sister in law of<br />

Dennis. You will be sadly<br />

missed.<br />

Messages to: c/- The Burns<br />

Family,5Joy Place, Rolleston<br />

7614.<br />

Aprivate family service will<br />

be held in <strong>Ashburton</strong> on<br />

Friday.<br />

BUTTERICK, Gilbert Warren:<br />

28-06-43 - 01-09-19. On<br />

Father’s Day, Gilbert passed<br />

away peacefully at home,<br />

surrounded with love.<br />

Amazing Dad and father in<br />

lawofDarryland Lyn, Fiona,<br />

Michael and Rachel, Shane<br />

and Anna, Aaron and Jane.<br />

Loved Grandad and mate<br />

to Jack, Annabel, Emma,<br />

Charlotte, Penny, Pippa,<br />

Rafferty, Eli, Silva, Zea, and<br />

Lewis. Loved son of the late<br />

Rex and Thelma, brother<br />

and brother in law of<br />

Jenette and the late Graeme<br />

Storrier. and loved uncle of<br />

the late Duncan, and Trudi<br />

and great uncle of Soraya,<br />

and Mace. Inlieu offlowers<br />

donations to the Cancer<br />

Society would be greatly<br />

appreciatedand maybeleft<br />

at the service. Acelebration<br />

of Gilbert’s life will beheld<br />

at his home, 159 Wilkins<br />

Road, Tinwald on Thursday<br />

<strong>September</strong> 5, commencing<br />

at 2.30pm.<br />

Followed by<br />

private cremation at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Crematorium.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

CHRISTIAN<br />

Henry,<br />

Jonothan<br />

(Bloomfield):<br />

Passed away at Coldstream<br />

Lifecare on August 22,<br />

<strong>2019</strong>. Aged 72 years. At<br />

Jonothan’s request aprivate<br />

cremation has been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

GIBSON, Patricia Mary<br />

(Pat): On <strong>September</strong> 1,<br />

<strong>2019</strong> at <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Aged<br />

81 years. Loved wife ofthe<br />

late Ray. Lovedmother and<br />

mother in lawofNicolaand<br />

the Late Brian Thomson,<br />

Ross and Deborah, and<br />

Kathryn. LovedGrandma of<br />

Grace; Olivia, Mollie, Jack,<br />

and Sophie. Messages<br />

to Gibson family, POBox<br />

472, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740.<br />

A service to celebrate<br />

Pat’s life will be held at St<br />

Stephen’s Anglican Church,<br />

Park Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> on<br />

Thursday <strong>September</strong> 5,<br />

commencing at 11.30am.<br />

Followed by interment at<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> New Lawn<br />

Cemetery.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

Birth notices listed by<br />

parents will continue<br />

to be free in the Family<br />

Notices column. The<br />

initial death notice<br />

lodged by a funeral<br />

director will be listed<br />

without charge. There<br />

will be asmall charge<br />

of $15 for subsequent<br />

notices related to the<br />

same death, up to a<br />

maximum of 35 words<br />

and on aper-line basis<br />

after that.<br />

The same low<br />

charges apply to<br />

other family notices,<br />

such as engagements,<br />

acknowledgements, in<br />

memoriam notices and<br />

anniversaries.<br />

SHAW: Ngaio Mavis:<br />

On <strong>September</strong> 1, <strong>2019</strong>,<br />

passed away peacefully<br />

at Rosebank Resthome,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> with her family<br />

by her side. Aged 85 years.<br />

Dearly loved and devoted<br />

wifeofthe late Owen.Much<br />

loved mother and mother<br />

in law of Christine and<br />

Vince, and David,and Janet.<br />

Dearly loved Grandma of<br />

Bridget,Theresa and Steven<br />

and great Grandma ofAmy,<br />

Holly,and Riley.<br />

“May she rest in peace”<br />

Messages to the Shaw<br />

family, P O Box 472,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740. Special<br />

thanks to the staff at<br />

Rosebank for their love and<br />

care ofNgaio. Acelebration<br />

of Ngaio’s life will be held at<br />

our Chapel,Cnr East and Cox<br />

Streets,<strong>Ashburton</strong>onFriday<br />

<strong>September</strong> 6, commencing<br />

at 10.30am. Followed by<br />

interment atthe <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

New Lawn Cemetery.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

THOMAS: Margaret<br />

Ruth, (Ruth): Passed away<br />

peacefully at Coldstream<br />

Lifecare, <strong>Ashburton</strong> on<br />

August 29, <strong>2019</strong>, with her<br />

loving husband Peterbyher<br />

side. Loved Mum ofSharon<br />

and Kevin Hedge and<br />

Andrew and Rosie. Amuch<br />

loved Gran of Matthew<br />

and Julita, Ben and Lisa,<br />

and Anastasia; Samantha,<br />

Jayden, Georgia and great<br />

Gran of Victor. Messages<br />

to the Thomas family, PO<br />

Box 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740.<br />

In lieu of flowers donations<br />

to Alzheimer’s Canterbury<br />

would be appreciated and<br />

may beleft atthe service.<br />

A memorial service to<br />

celebrate Ruth’s life will be<br />

held at our Chapel,Cnr East<br />

and CoxStreets, <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

on Saturday, <strong>September</strong> 21,<br />

commencing at 11.00am.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

Supporting the community<br />

96 Tancred Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone 307 8317<br />

HART, Penelope Jane<br />

(Penny): Chris and Mary-<br />

Jean, Anthony and Kirsty,<br />

Michelle and Andrew,<br />

wish to thank everyone<br />

most sincerely for the love<br />

and support shown to us<br />

with the recent passing<br />

of a very much treasured<br />

sister, sister-in-law, aunt,<br />

great aunt and super friend<br />

(Penny). We appreciated<br />

all those beautiful flowers,<br />

cards and tributes, phone<br />

calls and home visits. A<br />

big thank you toDrPenny<br />

Holdaway, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital and staff at Ward<br />

1and 2, St George’s Cancer<br />

Care and Radius Millstream<br />

staff for the super care of<br />

Penny during her illness.<br />

Thank you to Barry and<br />

team at Paterson’s Funeral<br />

services for your care and<br />

to all who attended Penny’s<br />

funeral service. Abig thanks<br />

to all whomade adonation<br />

to <strong>Ashburton</strong> Cancer<br />

Society, this was very much<br />

appreciated.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council<br />

- Penny’s long term<br />

employer, many thanks for<br />

your support and caring<br />

during Penny’sillness.<br />

God gavemeabeautiful gift<br />

When he gavemeyou<br />

Not only abig sister<br />

But abest friend too<br />

Close to our hearts<br />

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Whoosh ­planting<br />

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Young conservationists<br />

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firing seed balls by catapult<br />

into areas of gorse at<br />

nearby Wakanui Beach to<br />

encourage positive<br />

growth.<br />

On Tuesday around 40<br />

children came armed to<br />

the beach with 385 seed<br />

balls made by rolling soil,<br />

clay, seed, fertiliser, egg<br />

shells and coffee grounds<br />

together.<br />

The seeds include flax,<br />

shore ribbonwood and oi<br />

oi.<br />

On hand to help the<br />

youngsters with the fun,<br />

but purposeful exercise,<br />

was local Forest and Bird<br />

member Val Clemens<br />

and <strong>Ashburton</strong> council<br />

open spaces planner Bert<br />

Hofmans.<br />

Val Clemens said the<br />

idea was that the seed<br />

would grow in the gorse,<br />

which in turn would shelter<br />

it and act as a‘‘nurse<br />

crop’’.<br />

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and got over the top of<br />

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bombing exercise, making<br />

them at home and school.<br />

A clay bird trap gun<br />

and hand­held ball<br />

slingers also proved effective<br />

on the day.<br />

It is not the first time<br />

children from the school<br />

have got their hands dirty<br />

to support growth at their<br />

local beach reserve.<br />

In April they helped<br />

plant 300 natives at the<br />

site.<br />

In autumn 2017 they<br />

picked native seeds from<br />

the beach area, nurtured<br />

the plants, and put 600<br />

native shrubs like flax,<br />

cabbage tree, shore ribbonwood<br />

and coprosma<br />

back in the ground the<br />

following year.<br />

The Wakanui Beach<br />

conservation and restoration<br />

project has been<br />

well­supported by the<br />

community and <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

council over the last<br />

few years and abiodiversity<br />

committee manages<br />

the project.<br />

Photo: Wakanui school<br />

pupils Bree Muir and<br />

Brooke Stewart, both 10,<br />

prepare to launch.<br />

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 11<br />

Life educations work<br />

recognised with awards<br />

Ray King (left) and<br />

Roger Scammell have<br />

been presented with New<br />

Zealand Life Education<br />

Trust life membership<br />

awards.<br />

Ray King served for 16<br />

years on the Mid and<br />

South Canterbury Life<br />

Education Trust.<br />

He was chairman for<br />

nine of those years and<br />

served athree­year term<br />

on the national board.<br />

Mr Scammell is serving<br />

his thirteenth year as<br />

amember of the Mid and<br />

South Canterbury Trust<br />

Success for local bridge players<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> players won<br />

the intermediate and junior<br />

bridge tournaments<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong> on Saturday.<br />

Audrey and Jim<br />

Rooney (top, right) won<br />

the intermediate event<br />

with an average score of<br />

57.58 per cent across the<br />

two sessions of play.<br />

This gave them a1.70<br />

margin over the Christchurch<br />

pair of Mike<br />

Bunce and Jean Rath<br />

who finished second.<br />

In the junior section,<br />

Debbie Seddon­Sewel<br />

and Janine Havis (right,<br />

below) won both sessions<br />

of play for an average<br />

score of 59.67 and aclear<br />

3.57 margin of victory<br />

over second place­getters<br />

Wayne and Jennifer<br />

Pierce from Christchurch.<br />

The event was well<br />

attended with 80 players<br />

from around Canterbury<br />

participating together<br />

with one pair from<br />

Franklin.<br />

and is the chairman.<br />

They were presented the<br />

awards by Michelle Dow,<br />

the Life Education<br />

national service centre<br />

representative.<br />

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Carrfields teaming up<br />

to explore hemp uses<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>­based agribusiness<br />

group Carrfields<br />

is teaming up<br />

with Hemp NZ and NZ<br />

Yarn to explore consumer<br />

and industrial<br />

uses for hemp fibre.<br />

A research team<br />

from the three groups<br />

will use fibre sourced<br />

from a new hemp<br />

processing facility, due<br />

to open in Burnside, in<br />

Christchurch by the<br />

end of the year.<br />

It was expected the<br />

facility will pave the<br />

way for groundbreaking<br />

research and<br />

development into<br />

hemp and linseed flax<br />

fibre products, stretching<br />

from yarn to construction<br />

materials.<br />

Under apartnership<br />

established late last<br />

year, Hemp NZ, which<br />

grows and processes<br />

hemp nationwide,<br />

bought a 15 percent<br />

interest in NZ Yarn,<br />

which produces wool<br />

yarn for the carpet<br />

industry.<br />

Hemp NZ is now<br />

about to install the<br />

state­of­the­art hemp<br />

fibre processing equipment<br />

­ the first of its<br />

kind in New Zealand ­<br />

in a 3000m2 space at<br />

the NZ Yarn factory.<br />

The new hemp<br />

processing facility,<br />

called adecorticator, is<br />

being imported from<br />

the UK in two separate<br />

shipments.<br />

It will separate hemp<br />

stalks into fibre (which<br />

can be woven) and<br />

hurd (a woody core<br />

material which has fire<br />

retardant and insulating<br />

properties).<br />

The research team<br />

will use fibre from the<br />

new machinery to trial<br />

Harvesting hemp<br />

various innovations,<br />

said Colin McKenzie,<br />

group CEO of NZ<br />

Yarn and CP Wool.<br />

‘‘There are many,<br />

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Good season for football<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

The goal posts are down and<br />

another successful season has been<br />

ticked off by Mid Canterbury<br />

United Football Club.<br />

The final games of the season<br />

were played at the weekend, with<br />

the district’s top two senior men’s<br />

teams both in action in cup finals in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain.<br />

High flying Mid Canterbury<br />

United claimed adeserved 4­1 win<br />

over Halswell, helped by adominant<br />

second half display.<br />

The team, managed by goalkeeper<br />

Marty Fitzgerald, enjoyed a<br />

great campaign in the Mainland<br />

Senior Men’s Division 1 league,<br />

going toe for toe with Saturday’s<br />

opposition before taking the title<br />

on goal difference in the last game.<br />

The team, which features agood<br />

mix of youth and experience, now<br />

needs to decide if it wants to step<br />

up agrade for asecond consecutive<br />

season.<br />

The second senior men’s team<br />

lost their cup final on Saturday 3­0,<br />

but also enjoyed a very good<br />

regular season, finishing top of the<br />

Division 5competition after being<br />

promoted from Division 6part way<br />

through the season.<br />

Mid Canterbury United Football<br />

Club spokesman Roger Dakers<br />

said it had been ‘‘a very successful’’<br />

season on the football front for the<br />

club.<br />

There had been big increases in<br />

local numbers, with 24 teams<br />

involved in the four to eight years<br />

grade and 16 teams in junior<br />

competitions.<br />

Mid Canterbury United striker Luke Martin bagged two goals on<br />

Saturday and was asharp shooter all season. (Photo: Doug<br />

Bovett)<br />

The 13th grade team had finished<br />

third in the Division 1<br />

competition, but had won the cup<br />

competition.<br />

The senior women’s team finished<br />

third in their Division 1<br />

competition and the Masters team<br />

had dominated the Division 3<br />

competition played in South Canterbury.<br />

Mr Dakers said five teams would<br />

play in various South Island junior<br />

tournaments in the upcoming<br />

school holidays.<br />

He said some long­serving committee<br />

members were standing<br />

down at the annual meeting on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 10 (7pm at EA Networks<br />

Centre) and new committee<br />

members were needed to help to<br />

continue to drive the game forward.<br />

Mid Canterbury United has<br />

appointed Darren Cavill as its new<br />

development officer.<br />

He brings with him valuable<br />

coaching experience and has<br />

already been involved in running<br />

the Football in Schools programme.<br />

A new club website is being<br />

developed and footballers can also<br />

keep up to date with future events<br />

via the Mid Canterbury United<br />

Facebook page.<br />

Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Litter clean up on Saturday<br />

The community is being invited to help<br />

clean up <strong>Ashburton</strong> as part of awider<br />

national litter campaign.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Clean Up Day is set for<br />

this Saturday (<strong>September</strong> 7).<br />

Rubbish collectors are asked to meet<br />

at the West Street car park to lend a<br />

Cadet shootershit mark<br />

Sharp shooters: with their shooting badges are cadets Michael Bradley,<br />

Nadine Cabanatan and Elizabeth Hastie.<br />

Three sharp shooters from <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Cadet Unit have been on the mark and<br />

earned badges recently.<br />

Cadet Michael Bradley has received<br />

his marksman shooting badge for a<br />

score of over 80.<br />

He shot ascore of 84, the highest in<br />

the unit so far this year and if no­one<br />

hand between 10am and 1pm.<br />

Areas to be tackled include central<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

The clean up initiative is the brainchild<br />

of anti litter organisation Keep<br />

New Zealand Beautiful and is supported<br />

by GJ Gardner Homes.<br />

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Others claiming shooting badges<br />

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 13<br />

Taking alook at home<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Museum’s<br />

next exhibition aims to<br />

take areflective look at<br />

the important things that<br />

make the district aplace<br />

to call home.<br />

Called <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Feels Like Home, the<br />

exhibition will feature<br />

displays of art and<br />

objects that evoke memories<br />

of home.<br />

The community is also<br />

invited to sit down<br />

around a table and to<br />

reflect on what they love<br />

about living here, or<br />

about what is missing<br />

compared with aprevious<br />

homeland.<br />

Local home movies<br />

from the past will also run<br />

to accentuate the feeling<br />

of home and local community.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Museum<br />

director Tanya Robinson<br />

said the exhibition was a<br />

challenge to curate in<br />

many ways, but it would<br />

offer afeel­good, reflective<br />

look on the subject.<br />

She said the exhibition<br />

would cover both the<br />

Murney Family Room<br />

space and also the area at<br />

the rear of the museum,<br />

where atable and chairs<br />

would be set up and<br />

people encouraged to<br />

have conversations.<br />

‘‘We are desperate to<br />

get our hands on agood<br />

old fashioned formica kitchen<br />

table and associated<br />

chairs to help get those<br />

conversations going.<br />

‘‘We want people to<br />

discuss what’s important<br />

about home from their<br />

perspective and the small<br />

things that making living<br />

here so special.’’<br />

Ms Robinson said<br />

those thoughts could be<br />

anything from the crunch<br />

of gravel on your driveway,<br />

the glimpse of your<br />

house when you come<br />

around the corner, or<br />

familiar smells and<br />

sounds.<br />

Anumber of items in<br />

the museum collection<br />

have been earmarked for<br />

the exhibition.<br />

They include paintings<br />

showing familiar landmarks,<br />

slate from a<br />

manure shed at the Fairton<br />

freezer works and a<br />

spoon made from kauri<br />

More homes being built in NZ<br />

The number of new<br />

homes consented<br />

reached 35,472 in the<br />

year ended July <strong>2019</strong>, the<br />

most consented in ayear<br />

since the mid­1970s.<br />

Figures from Stats NZ<br />

show it is the first time<br />

the number of new<br />

homes consented in a<br />

year has been over 35,000<br />

since December 1974,<br />

when 35,036 new homes<br />

were consented.<br />

taken from the old Rangitata<br />

Bridge at Arundel.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Feels Like<br />

Home opens on <strong>September</strong><br />

20 and runs until<br />

mid November.<br />

Anyone able to loan a<br />

formica table and chairs<br />

can contact the museum<br />

on 307 7890.<br />

Photo: <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Museum senior curator<br />

Maryann Cowan and<br />

museum director Tanya<br />

Robinson discuss ideas<br />

for the upcoming exhibition.<br />

The record for new<br />

homes consented peaked<br />

at 40,025 in February<br />

1974.<br />

The population of<br />

New Zealand in the mid­<br />

1970s was around 3million,<br />

compared with about<br />

4.9 million today.<br />

In Mid Canterbury some<br />

149 new homes were consented<br />

for the year ended<br />

June <strong>2019</strong>, compared to<br />

146 in the previous year.<br />

Classmates prepare for<br />

reunion later this month<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

It’s been a long time<br />

between lessons for the<br />

form 3B students who<br />

started at Methven High<br />

School in 1969, but those<br />

memories will soon be<br />

rekindled at an overdue<br />

class reunion.<br />

It is the first reunion for<br />

the former classmates, who<br />

started their secondary<br />

school education 50 years<br />

ago.<br />

The get­together is being<br />

organised by Judith Lilley<br />

(nee Marshall), Judy<br />

Skevington (nee Stewart),<br />

Dick Masters and Kit Kennedy<br />

and some 70 per cent<br />

of form 3B are expected to<br />

attend.<br />

Former Methven High<br />

School deputy Bill Corbett,<br />

now 92, is also confirmed, as<br />

is former physical education<br />

teacher Bryan Blackwell.<br />

Mr Kennedy said he<br />

remembered 1969 because<br />

as well as starting a new<br />

school, it had been the year<br />

of the moon landing and<br />

some great music was<br />

playing on the airwaves.<br />

He said the Methven<br />

High School roll had been<br />

around 500, similar to<br />

today’s roll at Mt Hutt<br />

College.<br />

The school layout had<br />

also not changed too much<br />

over five decades.<br />

His class of school starters<br />

were 14 and 15 year olds<br />

and were regarded as more<br />

practical students, compared<br />

with form 3A, who<br />

were the ‘‘academic’’ types.<br />

‘‘Our form teacher was<br />

Bill Liddell and the headmaster<br />

was Cuth Reid ­they<br />

were both good guys.<br />

‘‘In fact, Iremember alot<br />

of good people, both<br />

students and teachers, and<br />

good times.’’<br />

Mr Kennedy said he had<br />

attended the school for<br />

three and half years before<br />

heading into the workforce.<br />

Classmate Judith Lilley<br />

said she remembered the<br />

school uniform ­ a gym<br />

frock and white blouse ­and<br />

the school colours of black<br />

and white.<br />

Some of the parents of<br />

pupils in her class were<br />

close and students enjoyed<br />

some good socials at the<br />

picture theatre.<br />

‘‘There were no memorable<br />

school romances to<br />

talk about,’’ she said.<br />

Mrs Lilley said she had<br />

kept in touch with a few<br />

classmates.<br />

Two had died over the<br />

years and a couple more<br />

had not yet been tracked<br />

down for the reunion,<br />

although she hoped they<br />

might still come forward.<br />

One former class mate<br />

was well known harness<br />

racing driver Maurice<br />

McKendry, who received a<br />

New Zealand Order of<br />

Merit award for services to<br />

harness racing last year.<br />

The Methven High<br />

School class reunion starts<br />

with an informal gathering<br />

at the Blue Pub on <strong>September</strong><br />

27, when former 3B<br />

students will be joined by<br />

some of their counterparts<br />

from form 3A.<br />

The following evening<br />

the same venue will host a<br />

dinner for just former 3B<br />

students and their partners.<br />

Anyone wanting to know<br />

more about the reunion can<br />

contact Kit Kennedy on<br />

0220 848 320.<br />

Photo: Methven High<br />

School class of 1969<br />

students Judith Lilley and<br />

Kit Kennedy with acopy of<br />

the old class photo.<br />

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Page 14, <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

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helping youngsters gettogrips<br />

with the basics of theMaori<br />

language.<br />

Thewhole of Hampstead<br />

Schoolvisitedthe exhibition last<br />

week to brushupontheir<br />

language skillsand anumber of<br />

otherschool groups arebooked<br />

in overthe coming weeks.<br />

Theexhibition explores each<br />

of the15letters of theMaori<br />

alphabetand features objects<br />

andart fromthe Rotorua<br />

Museumand <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> ArtGallery<br />

manager Shirin Khosraviani<br />

said feedback fromthe<br />

exhibition hadbeen good.<br />

It haddrawnanumber of first<br />

time visitors to the gallery and<br />

wasseenasausefuland easy<br />

waytolearnthe Maori alphabet.<br />

Acommunitycultural art<br />

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More than50kowhaiwhai<br />

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TheMaori alphabet<br />

exhibition runs untilNovember<br />

3.<br />

Hampstead School Year 3pupils Liberty Morgan and Jackson<br />

Bishop, both 7, enjoy aclass visit to the exhibition and sit down<br />

to write down ideas for the Maori letter ‘T’.<br />

Truck show at showgrounds<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Truck Show, raising money for Child<br />

Cancer, is on at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Showgrounds this<br />

Saturday, from 9am to 4pm.<br />

There willbetrucks of all shapes andsizes on display<br />

as well as trade stalls, entertainment for the kids, food<br />

and beverage stalls.<br />

Entry costs $10 for families, $5 for adults, $2for<br />

children under 15, while children under five are free.<br />

Following the show there is an evening charity<br />

auction and dinner function, with guest speaker<br />

former­All Black Stu Wilson, at the Collegiate Rugby<br />

Clubrooms, onSmithfield Road, in <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

The meal is cateredbyAll Fed Up and there are bar<br />

facilities onsite for purchasing drinks.<br />

It starts from 5.30pm until late. Tickets to the<br />

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 15<br />

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Forest &Bird’s Bird<br />

of the Year competition.<br />

Now in its 14th<br />

year, New Zealanders<br />

are being<br />

asked to campaign<br />

and vote for their<br />

favourite native bird,<br />

while at the same<br />

time learning about<br />

the conservation<br />

challenges facing<br />

native animals.<br />

Voting opens on<br />

October 28 and closes<br />

on November 10.<br />

During this time<br />

enthusiastic New<br />

Zealanders will campaign<br />

for their favourite<br />

bird using only<br />

creativity, humour,<br />

and sneaky tactics.<br />

The kereru flew to an<br />

early lead in 2018,<br />

and managed to take<br />

top spot with over<br />

2000 votes. The winner<br />

will be announced<br />

on November 11.<br />

Bowlers roll up to<br />

big indoor event<br />

The numbers may have<br />

been down, but competitive<br />

spirit remained<br />

high atthe Mid Canterbury<br />

Federation of<br />

Women’s Institutes<br />

annual indoor bowls<br />

competition.<br />

Twelve women, in<br />

teams of three, ranging<br />

from novice to those<br />

with afair bit of bowling<br />

experience, competed<br />

for the district’s title at<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Indoor<br />

Bowls Stadium.<br />

It’s a high accolade;<br />

the wining team ­which<br />

was Lowcliffe WI­will<br />

represent the district’s<br />

WI Federation in the<br />

Canterbury regional<br />

finals, to be held in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> later this<br />

month.<br />

The Lowcliffe WI<br />

team, made upofmembers<br />

Denise Clark,<br />

Mavis Wilkins and Jude<br />

Vaughan, will compete<br />

against other WI’s from<br />

within the Canterbury<br />

region including North<br />

Canterbury, Canterbury<br />

District and Waimate.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Rotary Club<br />

The regional finals<br />

will be held atthe <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Indoor Bowls<br />

Stadium on <strong>September</strong><br />

20.<br />

Right, Women’s<br />

Institutes members<br />

(bowler) Denise Clark<br />

(Lowcliffe) and Annette<br />

Simister (Hinds) keep<br />

an eyeonthe ballduring<br />

the Mid Canterbury<br />

Federation of WI’s<br />

indoor bowls competition,<br />

and, above, Jude<br />

Vaughan plays.<br />

Safekids hosts two workshops<br />

Safekids Aotearoa ishosting<br />

two workshops in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

on October 9.<br />

Theworkshops are seen<br />

as anetworking opportunity<br />

for health and safety<br />

professionals, and information<br />

sharingand interesting<br />

for the wider community.<br />

The first, called Make<br />

Your Home a Safety<br />

Zone, is part ofSafekids’<br />

Home Safety Programme<br />

and aimed at delivering<br />

life­saving safety messages<br />

to families and communities.<br />

The workshop runs<br />

from 1pm until 5pm and<br />

afternoon tea will be provided.<br />

The second workshop<br />

looks at digital tools and<br />

will focus on how collaboration<br />

using Facebook<br />

and Instagram can help<br />

share safety messages and<br />

build safer communities.<br />

It will teach how to use<br />

the social media platforms<br />

to connect with communities<br />

in order to increase<br />

engagement and the reach<br />

of business messaging.<br />

The workshop runs for<br />

an hour from 5.30pm.<br />

Both community workshops<br />

are free and will be<br />

held inthe Rakaia Room<br />

at Community House Mid<br />

Canterbury (44 Cass<br />

Street).<br />

Contact charism@adhb.govt.nz<br />

for more<br />

information.<br />

Strong rural<br />

sector gives<br />

outlook fillip<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> District average.<br />

has agood economic outlook,<br />

On the civic engagement<br />

thanks to a strong<br />

rural sector, butnow anew front, just under 42<br />

per cent of Kiwis participate<br />

report also shows ourwellbeing<br />

in local elections,<br />

is in apositive space,<br />

too.<br />

while there is a53.4 per<br />

cent voter turnout in the<br />

The Infometrics <strong>Ashburton</strong> District. There<br />

Regional Wellbeing is also greater turnout for<br />

report has found that the general elections in the<br />

district has better wellbeing<br />

district than the national<br />

outcomes than the<br />

national average inthree<br />

areas: housing, health and<br />

average (82 per cent and<br />

79 per cent, respectively).<br />

Housing wellbeing highlights<br />

civic engagement and<br />

people’s ability to<br />

governance.<br />

access and use suitable<br />

The district also scores shelter, along with the<br />

highly for safety, social extended benefits ofsatisfactory<br />

connections, and income<br />

and consumption. living conditions,<br />

including privacy, safety,<br />

The other outcomes personal space, and space<br />

included in the report for a family. Adequate<br />

(nineintotal) are environment,<br />

housing allows security of<br />

knowledge and living in an area, with a<br />

skills, and jobs and earnings.<br />

Both housing and civic<br />

engagement and governance<br />

had the greatest difference<br />

between the district<br />

reasonable (not overbearing)<br />

cost for the provision<br />

of shelter.<br />

The third area <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

performed better in<br />

thannationally was health.<br />

and the national This area highlights peo­<br />

average .<br />

ple’s ability to live life free<br />

The report showed from illness and injury.<br />

there are less crowded Having better health outcomes<br />

houses, more affordable<br />

provides people<br />

rent and agreater rate of<br />

home ownership in the<br />

district than the national<br />

with afoundation to be an<br />

active and engaged member<br />

of society.<br />

Plumber third<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> apprentice<br />

plumber Jon Baker was<br />

third in the regional Young<br />

Plumber of the Year award<br />

in Christchurch.<br />

Jon, 28, is two and ahalf<br />

years into a four­year<br />

plumbing and drainlaying<br />

apprenticeship with Stocker<br />

Solutions, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Mr Baker was awildcard<br />

entry in the Canterbury/West<br />

Coast finals.<br />

The three­hour competition<br />

involved hooking up<br />

wastepipes, rain water pipes,<br />

back­flow preventiondevices<br />

and a detailed theory test<br />

involving anything about the<br />

profession.<br />

<strong>September</strong> 23 -<strong>September</strong> 28 •Sports Hall Tancred Street<br />

Please<br />

bring your<br />

own carry<br />

bag<br />

WANTED<br />

BOOKS, MAGAZINES, CD’S, VINYL RECORDS, DVD’S,<br />

PICTURES, JIGSAWS & GAMES<br />

Once again, we need your help to make this year’s <strong>Ashburton</strong> Rotary Club<br />

BOOKARAMA project another success story. After 40 years, we are over $1 million<br />

worth of sales.<br />

We use these funds to support many worthwhile local community projects.<br />

Please phone any of the following members, if you would like donated books etc.<br />

collected.<br />

David Mead (Convenor) 308 9991 or 027 471 6661<br />

Lindsay Holland 308 3201 or 027 452 3107<br />

Errol Stewart (Rakaia) 308 9938 or 027 427 2220<br />

Mike Smith 308 9201 or 020 444 8899<br />

Book Drop off /<br />

collection points<br />

• Allenton Auto Centre<br />

• Caltex <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

• Community House<br />

• Mobil Service Station<br />

• Frame Co Netherby<br />

• Z Energy Tinwald<br />

• New World<br />

• Cafe Time, Tinwald<br />

• ATS <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

• Evolution Vets (was ShopCanterbury)<br />

• Methven ATS<br />

• Rakaia ATS<br />

• PGG Wrightson, Methven<br />

Rodger Letham<br />

J.R.BENNETT<br />

CONSTRUCTION LTD<br />

Bookarama has been running successfully for 40 Years<br />

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Book your Christmas Functionsnow!<br />

Large or small, in ahome, marquee<br />

or hall, All Fed Up can cater for any<br />

occasion.<br />

Owner DanLysaght says now is<br />

the timetobemaking bookings for<br />

the approaching end­of­year<br />

functions.<br />

AllFed Up is aone­stopshop for<br />

any catering, providing not onlythe<br />

food but all the crockery, cutlery,<br />

serving utensils andcondiments.<br />

‘‘Theclient onlyhas to look after<br />

the drinks and we’llbring everything<br />

else,’’ Dan says.<br />

Coach &Minibus available<br />

• 10-50 seaterair<br />

conditioned coaches<br />

• Tours&charters<br />

• Schooltrips/camps<br />

• Sportstrips<br />

• Weddings<br />

• Conference/<br />

Special eventtransport<br />

• Minibus rentals<br />

All Fed Up<br />

Phone: 03 308 2992<br />

Email: ashburton@pearsonscoachlines.co.nz<br />

www.pearsonscoachlines.co.nz<br />

All Fed Up willcater for small<br />

groups rightthroughtoagathering<br />

of around400 people.<br />

There is plentyofflexibility when<br />

choosing amenu,but Dan finds<br />

most functions nearChristmas<br />

favour the traditionalChristmas<br />

menu ofhot ham, turkey, saladsand<br />

breads.<br />

This is usuallyfollowed by arich<br />

plum pudding and the NZ favourite,<br />

pavlovaand fruit salad.<br />

Costs are reasonableand are<br />

chargedonaper headbasis.<br />

2196023<br />

2195983<br />

One of the greatest benefits<br />

is that All FedUpcan come to<br />

you,anywhere in the district<br />

and even further afield, and at<br />

atime to suit whetheritbe<br />

breakfast,lunchordinner.<br />

The venuesmay change but<br />

the quality of the foodis<br />

consistently high.<br />

Give Dan acall on 03 307<br />

2278or027 432 6047 to ensure<br />

you get All Fed Up’s<br />

professional caterers on the<br />

dateyou want.<br />

Mobile Catering<br />

s<br />

at its best<br />

Call Dan and Heather Lysaght at<br />

“All Fed Up” ”todiscuss your<br />

planned event and the menu<br />

options available.<br />

Weddings, 21sts, Reunions,<br />

Meetings, Birthdays<br />

&anyoccasion -<br />

will tailor-make amenu to suit.<br />

Great Service<br />

Great Food!<br />

Phone/Fax (03) 307 2278<br />

Dan 0274 326 047<br />

Email: danlysaght747@gmail.com<br />

www.allfedup.co.nz<br />

Tinwald<br />

Memorial<br />

Hall<br />

Weddings,concerts,<br />

socials, dances or<br />

reunions. If you’rein<br />

needofalarge hall<br />

for your weddingor<br />

socialfunction, or just<br />

after aroomfor a<br />

meeting space, book<br />

the Tinwald<br />

Memorial Hall.<br />

The hall,<br />

conveniently located<br />

on thecorner of<br />

Grahams and<br />

McMurdostreets in<br />

Tinwald,can host<br />

hundreds of people.<br />

Whether it’s aprivate<br />

affairorapublic<br />

HALL FOR HIRE<br />

CnrGrahams Rd<br />

and McMurdo St<br />

Excellent Venuefor<br />

*Weddings<br />

*Socials<br />

*Dances<br />

event suchasfairs,<br />

sport events, concerts,<br />

shows, expo’s, or<br />

exhibits the options<br />

are endless.<br />

Thereisalsoalarge<br />

kitchenfacility giving<br />

ample room foryour<br />

cateringneeds as well<br />

as three stand alone<br />

rooms,which are<br />

ideal forholding<br />

regularmeetings or<br />

sessions.<br />

With reasonable<br />

rates offered,plenty<br />

of parkingand easy<br />

access,call 308 5860<br />

for an inspection.<br />

TINWALD<br />

MEMORIAL<br />

HALL<br />

*Concerts<br />

*Reunions<br />

Large hall,large kitchenplus3meeting rooms.<br />

Reasonable rates,plentyofparking -inspection invited<br />

Booking agentTeresaO’Connell<br />

Phone 308-5860<br />

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Book your Christmas Functionsnow!<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

RSA<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> RSA in Cox<br />

Street, offers many services,<br />

not the least of whichisits<br />

function room and catering<br />

service.<br />

The Linton Lounge ­named<br />

afterformer memberDoris<br />

Linton ­isagreat venue for<br />

special occasions.<br />

It can seat around 110<br />

people, making it aversatile<br />

venuefor manyfunctions such<br />

as weddings, birthdays,<br />

anniversaries, reunions,<br />

corporate functions, club<br />

meetings, end­of­year<br />

functions, stafffunctions and<br />

special events.<br />

The lounge, withits<br />

separate entrance from the<br />

mainclub area, can be a<br />

private venue at the rear of<br />

the building, and there is<br />

ample off­streetparking<br />

available.<br />

The separate bar in the<br />

lounge is very convenient, and<br />

drinksare available at club bar<br />

prices.<br />

Catering is always<br />

importantatany function,but<br />

especiallythose special<br />

events. The club’s restaurant,<br />

Soldiers Bistro,also caters for<br />

functionsatthe club.<br />

While open for lunch in the<br />

club on Wednesdays and<br />

meals on Thursday, Friday<br />

and Saturday evenings, the<br />

restaurantcan still offer great<br />

meals and service for<br />

functions.<br />

Menus can be created to<br />

suit the client’s choiceorthe<br />

set menu or smorgasbord can<br />

be used. Client’s are welcome<br />

to decorate the lounge for the<br />

event.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> RSA also<br />

operates acourtesy van on<br />

Thursdays, Fridays and<br />

Saturdays from 4pm.<br />

Looking foracompleteHeritage<br />

Venue to hold your event?<br />

Pearsons Coachlines<br />

Thinking about travelling out of townfor<br />

yourstaff Christmas function this year?<br />

Or maybeyou just want asafe and<br />

hassle­free way to transport yourgroup<br />

locally.<br />

Call the team at Pearsons Coachlines to<br />

discuss your transportneeds.<br />

The company has been operating in the<br />

Mid Canterbury districtfor over 10 years,<br />

withalargefleetofvehicles,ranging from<br />

10 and12seater minivans through to 49<br />

seater air­conditionedcoaches ­there is a<br />

sizetosuitevery occasion.<br />

Pearsons Coachlines canprovide<br />

transport for awiderange of events,<br />

including Christmas functions, mystery<br />

trips, weddings,ski trips, school transport,<br />

sports groups, travel andgarden clubtours<br />

and social club trips.<br />

Formoreinformation, or to book<br />

transport for your Christmasfunction or<br />

event, callPearsons Coachlinestoday on<br />

(03)308 2992 or visit their website<br />

www.pearsonscoachlines.co.nz<br />

2201606<br />

Hire our Function Room,<br />

which comfortably holds<br />

up to 80 persons -with a<br />

huge off-street carparking<br />

area -inthe privacyofour<br />

Complexinthe Tinwald<br />

Domain. Addthe unique<br />

experienceofHeritage Rail<br />

Travel by hiring atrain to<br />

entertain attendees.<br />

Forfurther information or<br />

arrange aviewing of our<br />

facilities,contactus.<br />

12 Maronan Rd,Tinwald. Phone 308 9600<br />

info@plainsrailway.co.nz<br />

www.plainsrailway.co.nz<br />

Plains Railway and<br />

Historical Museum<br />

ThePlains Railway&Historical Museum<br />

Complexislocated in the tranquil<br />

TinwaldDomain areaonMaronan Road,<br />

in Tinwald.<br />

The museum villageincludes the<br />

historic Waterton Church,which is<br />

availablefor hire.<br />

And, located under the clocktower, is<br />

our function room suitablefor any event.<br />

This has kitchenfacilities, crockery,<br />

cutlery,tables,chairs and air<br />

conditioning.<br />

Alarge, grassed carpark areacan<br />

accommodateguests vehicles,orbe<br />

utilisedasanactivityarea.<br />

Our railcar and locomotives are<br />

available for hire to add thatextra special<br />

heritage experience ­orasastatic<br />

backdrop forphoto opportunities.<br />

Contact us viaFacebook: ThePlains<br />

Railway &Historical Museum or check<br />

out our website: www.plainsrailway.co.nz<br />

Function Room availablefor weddings,birthdays,<br />

anniversaries etc, with catering available<br />

BISTROOPEN THURSDAY,FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS<br />

Courtesy van runs every<br />

Thursday, Friday and<br />

Saturday from 4pm<br />

12-14 Cox Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone 308 7175<br />

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome<br />

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 29<br />

5<strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

DeputyPrincipal Message<br />

Fresh Starts –Preparing forNCEA Examinations<br />

‘Spring is just around the corner’and that’sagreat<br />

time forall.New thingsare happening,asare fresh<br />

starts forsomanythings.<br />

The scary part ofthat though, isthat italso signals<br />

thatthe close of the academic year is approaching,<br />

certainly forNCEA students.<br />

In spring we feed the plants, have agood tidy up<br />

in the garden and get everything ship-shape for a<br />

productivesummer.<br />

Ouryoungpeople need to be mindful of this analogy as they<br />

preparethemselves forassessmenttime and exams.<br />

Ahealthylifestyle makes the differenceand so does the support of family.<br />

As parents and caregivers we understand that children know what’s<br />

best (!), but we have aresponsibilitytoguidethem –evensubtly -tomake<br />

good choices about eating,sleeping and well-being in preparation forthe<br />

pressuretime of the year.<br />

Safety -Procedures<br />

We have had afew incidents around safety this year, where our bulletproof<br />

youngsters have made some choices that are scary. We had two or<br />

three occasions where the lighting of aerosols happened, inthe name of<br />

fun rather than intent to harm, but it takes little imagination to picturethe<br />

potential outcomes when the ‘fun’goes wrong.<br />

We are onamission to make our fire drill and evacuation procedure<br />

more efficient and, inthe next little while, weare addressing the need for<br />

effectiveapplication of that.<br />

The procedure wehave inplace issound, what needs to be re-focussed<br />

for the student isthe importance offollowing that procedure sothat we<br />

areable to accountfor allstudents who should be on campus at thattime.<br />

Support from family and whanau around this would certainly strengthen<br />

the work thatwedo.<br />

Themessage is straightforward –<br />

students aretobeinthe rightplaceatthe righttime.<br />

This simple thing allows our staff to do their job, and keep everyone safe<br />

and accountedfor.Itisnot atime to dally around with your mates.<br />

Fire and EmergencyNZ<br />

In connection with the twopoints above,weinvited GarryParker from Fire<br />

and EmergencyNZtotalk about alearning scheme thatthey operate.<br />

He sentafew wordsthatwill help families staysafe.<br />

Aworrying increase in small fires.<br />

Does your teenager,ortheir friends,experiment with fire?<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College and Fire and Emergency NZ(FENZ) are concerned some<br />

teenagers in <strong>Ashburton</strong> are putting themselves at risk. Playing with lighters,<br />

BoardofTrustees News ...<br />

Strategic Directions<br />

Last week our Board ofTrustees and Senior<br />

Leadership Team met to refresh our <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College Strategy, focusing onthree areas of<br />

Curriculum, Biand Multi-Culturalism and Wellbeing.<br />

Curriculum<br />

The boundaries for students inthe future are<br />

expansive. Changes in technology, aglobal<br />

economy, and a multi-cultural workforce in<br />

the past decadereally challenge the traditional<br />

curriculum and style of teaching.<br />

While the current cohortofstudentsmay be clear in their line of travelfor<br />

their careers,our challenge as aschoolistomakesureweare planningfor<br />

the 10-15 year horizon.<br />

What arethe opportunities forour students then?Whattypeofcurriculum,<br />

facilitating/teaching methodology best prepares themfor the future?<br />

The traditional education programme that most parents and caregivers<br />

of our current students were used to was established in Prussia in1886,<br />

and adopted bythe balance of the world soon after. Is this structure of<br />

education appropriate for 2025? Will it produce innovative, collaborative<br />

and connected students who will thrive inthe future. These are the<br />

challenges that<strong>Ashburton</strong>College leadershipand staff arerisingto.<br />

From the BoardofTrustees' perspective, we appreciate the extraworkload,<br />

innovation and care being taken by College teams of staff to meet these<br />

challenges.<br />

Well-being<br />

Well-being is increasingly an area for development. As aBoard we have<br />

Farewell –Sarah Parker<br />

Physical Education teacher Sarah Parker has been at <strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

sincethe beginningof2018, when she wasappointedTeacher-in-Charge of<br />

Health and Health Co-ordinator.<br />

In her time with us she has led the complete revamping of the Phys<br />

Ed Department’s Junior Health programme, started a Senior Health<br />

programme, has built on Level 1and 2programmes and has set the<br />

groundwork foraLevel 3programme fornextyear.<br />

Sarah has worked closely with the YMCA and other external agencies to<br />

supportthe learning of Health throughout the College.<br />

matches,aerosolcans, or huffing and similar,can go horribly<br />

wrong,causingburns or damage to property.<br />

Take afew moments to talk with your son or daughter to see<br />

if they,ortheir friends haveused lighters,matches or aerosol<br />

cans to light fires. FENZ attend many fires that teenagers<br />

have started, such as shrubs, grass, scorched carpets or<br />

buildings. Teenagers can often be encouraged by their<br />

friends to light asmall fire. Unfortunately fires can grow in<br />

sizerapidly,leading to the person trying to put them out and<br />

suffering burns and injuries.<br />

If youknowofsomeone who is doingthis,thereishelp.<br />

FENZ runs aconfidential free programme that teaches children up to the<br />

age of 18 years howtobesafefromfire.<br />

You can either phone the Timaru Fire Station on 03 684 1200 to talk<br />

confidentially with atrained educator, or if your child attends <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College youcan phone 03 308 4193 and ask to speak to RonCresswell who<br />

will discuss your concerns confidentially.<br />

Bus Students<br />

For afew minutes each day, when our bus students arrive at College, the<br />

spaceisverybusy as fifteen buses arrive in the bus baywith their precious<br />

cargo.<br />

However, there seems to be agrowing trend forsome students,when they<br />

get off their bus,toleave the College grounds forvarious reasons.Wehave<br />

made itclear to all students, throughout our Student Notice system, that<br />

bus studentsare to remain on College groundswhen they get off the bus.<br />

The fact isthat, as parents/caregivers, you will assume that your child is<br />

safeinCollegebecausethey cameonthe bus.When they have madethe<br />

decision to leave, their safetycannotbeguaranteed.<br />

We do ask thatyou please reinforce the importanceofstaying in College,<br />

forsafetyreasons, so thatwecan discourage this trend.<br />

Music Night Auditions<br />

Auditions forour annualMusic Nightare well underway, and the talent on<br />

showthis year is fantastic.This is always agreat nightand certainly worth<br />

attending.<br />

Relief Teachers<br />

Iwould like to acknowledge the fantastic workofour Relief Teachers.They<br />

areoften summonedatshortnoticetocover classes forteachers who are<br />

ill or away from College foranumber of reasons.<br />

They are responsible for keeping the College running smoothly and<br />

allowing the learning of our studentstocontinue withoutinterruption. It<br />

is arewarding job, especially when they see our Values being upheld by<br />

the students.<br />

Respect, Pride and Qualityare finewords to guide our students and staff<br />

as theysharethe journeyoflearning,remembering that-<br />

‘Properpreparation prevents poor performance’. Stephen Keague<br />

Ron Cresswell,DeputyPrincipal<br />

focused on what‘Well- being’looks like forAshColl students and staff,and<br />

anumber of initiatives have been introduced.<br />

PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) is practised at our College,<br />

rebranded as the ‘AshColl Way’.<br />

This is regarded as ‘Best Practice’ by the MinistryofEducation. It has taken<br />

alot of in-College work to implement, but is nowhaving apositiveimpact<br />

on the well-being of students and staff. Staff Well-being surveys have<br />

been completed,with studentsurveys in the planning stage.Surveys area<br />

confidential,impartial wayfor the Boardand College Leadership to gauge<br />

the pulse of lifeat<strong>Ashburton</strong>College.<br />

Bi andMulti-Culturalism<br />

Engaging with all cultures in our school’s community grows positive<br />

relationships and supports improvement in student learning and<br />

outcomes.<br />

We have two new Board members. Mark Aguila and Ana Fakataha, as<br />

well as existing member Jane Kelly, are representative ofthe Filipino,<br />

Pasifikaand Māoricommunities. AsfullBoardmembers,their first priority<br />

is decision-making in the widest sense for the benefit of all at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College. However, alongside the balance ofour Board, their insights into<br />

their owncommunities will be of real value in helping the College engage<br />

with their communities and cultures.<br />

Cultural Narrative<br />

College has just had its Cultural Narrativefor Hakaterecompleted,with the<br />

co-operation of Arowhenua Marae. This is afantastic documentoutlining<br />

the Māorihistory, significanceand values of our region.<br />

This will help define the ‘story’ for College, as part of its property<br />

redevelopment planning. This narrative has been shared with other<br />

schools in the Hakatere Districtand will be displayedat<strong>Ashburton</strong>College<br />

in the future, as it is wovenintofutureplanning. JeremySavage<br />

Chairperson<br />

This year Sarah has been one of the innovation teachers working to blend<br />

the Phys Ed and Health Curriculum with other subject areas. She has also<br />

been heavily involved in extra-curricular activities at the College, working<br />

with both the Girls’Cricket and Junior Boys’RugbyTeams.<br />

In her‘sparetime’Sarah has successfully completed anumber of endurance<br />

events,including the Taupo Ironman. Sarah is afine example to students re<br />

health, fitness andlearning,and we will miss her and her contributions very<br />

much when she finishes on Friday06<strong>September</strong> to takeupanew position<br />

at Mt Hutt College. However, Sarah may have more training time without<br />

the daily commuteto<strong>Ashburton</strong>fromMethven.<br />

Information<br />

Annual College Music Evening<br />

Setaside this nighttoenjoyour annual festival of music,which always<br />

showcases amazing studenttalent.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College Music Evening <strong>2019</strong><br />

Thursday19<strong>September</strong>,7:00pm,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Auditorium,<br />

Tickets $8.00<br />

from the <strong>Ashburton</strong>College Office,<br />

ph: 308 4193.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Phoenix Magazine <strong>2019</strong> –<br />

NewPublishingDate<br />

This annual production is awonderful record of each year at College,<br />

and becomes amoreimportantrecordofmemories the longerstudents<br />

and staff areawayfrom<strong>Ashburton</strong>College.<br />

Remember:<br />

This will be published atthe end of February<br />

2020.<br />

Payment for Magazine -$25 percopy<br />

Allfamilies have now<br />

received an updatedaccountthatwill<br />

includethe charge forthe Magazine.<br />

To secureyour copy of the<br />

Phoenix Magazine,paymentwill be<br />

required by Thursday14November.<br />

Order aChristmas Phoenix Magazine Voucher<br />

We will also have vouchers available forpurchase.<br />

This would be an ideal gift for grandparents or other family members,<br />

who can then have acopydelivered onceitispublished.<br />

Obtaining your Magazine Copy<br />

These will be delivered to studentsin-College at the end of February.<br />

Forstudentswho have left –familieswill be notified thatthe Magazine can<br />

be collectedfromthe College Office.<br />

Where this isn’t possible wewill make arrangements to ensure you receive<br />

the copy.<br />

Liam Kennedy-Clark-Former Student<br />

Performing in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Musician Liam Kennedy-Clarkistoperform<br />

Another Habit –New Zealand Run<br />

Supported by Sammie Mackle andShelley Wyatt<br />

Saturday<strong>05</strong>October,Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong>, 7:30pm.<br />

Tickets available: ViaLIAMKENNEDYCLARK.COM<br />

Also available at Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

$30 (Booking fees may apply).<br />

With guest speaker<br />

Glenn Moore, Coach of NewZealand Black Ferns<br />

Thursday 12 <strong>September</strong>,5:30pm, <strong>Ashburton</strong>College Auditorium<br />

Parents areencouragedtoattend<br />

RSVP to sports@ashcoll.school.nz by 2/09/<strong>2019</strong><br />

YOUARE THE<br />

FUTURE OF<br />

MID CANTERBURY<br />

Allsportsteam membersand<br />

interested senior students are<br />

invited to attend this careers<br />

pathwayevent<br />

Come along and find out about career pathways that<br />

MidCanterbury businesses have foryou.


Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 19<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 29<br />

5<strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Information<br />

CommunityEventsfor Families<br />

Thereare anumber of events being held in the communitywhich may<br />

be of interest to our College families.<br />

Parenting Place<br />

Te WharePukapukaMatauranga -<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Library<br />

Areyou interested in being aVolunteer?<br />

If youare interested in being avolunteer on our team<br />

please contactusat: library@ashcoll.school.nz<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Libraryusage is higher than ever before, Anne Williams,<br />

Teacher Librarian, advises.<br />

Events<br />

Visit from Chinese StudentGroup<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College has just had the privilege of hosting twenty one<br />

students from the City of Datong in the Shanxi Province. The group was<br />

here from Monday 19 to Tuesday27August.<br />

(Pictured left):<br />

At the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

DistrictCouncil<br />

Chambers with<br />

Mayor<br />

Donna Favel.<br />

Growing greatfamilies<br />

with John Cowan<br />

Youcan build your family the same wayyou build ahouse –with<br />

foundations of love and values,walls of boundaries and discipline,<br />

and aroofofparental ‘mana’tokeep it all together.<br />

Therewards arehuge.<br />

Saturday14<strong>September</strong>,<strong>Ashburton</strong>Trust EventCentre.<br />

Doors open –7:00pm.<br />

Presentation: 7:30pm –9:00pm.<br />

$7.00 perperson.<br />

Tickets available: from the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Trust Event Centre,<br />

visit www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/details/201078/growing-great-families<br />

or phone 307 2010.<br />

Further information: contactBrendan Abernethyat<br />

brendan@ashburtonbaptist.co.nz or 020 4141 8307.<br />

MidCanterburyRuralDriver Licensing Scheme<br />

Areyou: Newtothe district? Liverurally?<br />

Need aDriver’s Licence?<br />

Free Adult Learners’LicenceCourse<br />

We canhelpyou!<br />

TheMid CanterburyRural Drivers’Licensing Scheme is running another free<br />

Learner LicenceCourse.<br />

Thecourse is open to –adultnewcomers/migrantsliving and working on<br />

farms in MidCanterbury.<br />

It will take placein<strong>Ashburton</strong>beginning<br />

Tuesday17<strong>September</strong>,11:00am–1:00pm.<br />

On gaining aLearner’s Licence, work can begin towardsaRestricted Licence<br />

or converting an International Licence.<br />

To register,pleasecontact: WendyHewitt,Rural Licensing Co-ordinator,<br />

Phone 03 308 1395 ext228 or 027 611 3301<br />

wendy@saferashburton.org.nz<br />

BOOK NOW: Creating Better,<br />

SaferDrivers –<br />

Make the decision to help make our roads safer<br />

by being abetter,safer driver.<br />

Gettogether with twomates and get afreetwo hour lesson.<br />

Proactivedrive.org.nz –021 816 357 - /ProactiveDriveNZ<br />

Sitting on your RestrictedorLearner’s Licence?<br />

Call todaytobooklessons.<br />

Coming Events<br />

Exclusiveofsportsweekly competition dates.<br />

<strong>September</strong><br />

09 Year 12 ChainsawDay 1, Chertsey<br />

Careers Bus,byCollege Auditorium<br />

DonovanBixley, Award-winning Illustratorand Writer,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Library<br />

10 Year 12 ChainsawDay 2, Chertsey<br />

ACAD 1Water and Fencing, Chertsey<br />

Studylink Tertiaryevening,College Staffroom, 7:30pm<br />

11 ACAD 2Water and Fencing, Chertsey<br />

Outdoor Education -Get2Go, various venues Christchurch<br />

12 ACAD 3Water and Fencing, Wilkinson Farm,Chertsey<br />

International Food Day<br />

MuftiDay -proceeds to Ronald McDonald House<br />

13 Aoraki SecondarySchools’TableTennisChampionships,Timaru<br />

Year 10 MoneyManagementMarketDay,Chessboard<br />

Quizco,Collegiate North RugbyClub,doors open 6:30pm<br />

14 NZSS Cross CountrySkiingChampionships,Wanaka<br />

Aoraki Mountainbiking,Oamaru<br />

15-16 SISS Skiand SnowboardChampionships,Cardrona<br />

16-21 EnrolmentWeek,at<strong>Ashburton</strong>College<br />

Anne says that the <strong>Ashburton</strong> College Library isabusy and vibrant space<br />

supporting student learning and literacy. At any time ofthe day there are<br />

senior students studying -including Gateway, Online and Ara Students.<br />

Classes are booked in to do research, and students come in in groups to<br />

do book exchanges, use the Library Computers, get help or advice with<br />

learning and research, or issue Chrome books.<br />

At lunchtimes and intervals the library isfull to the brim with students<br />

socialising, playing games, reading, doing homework orsimply hanging<br />

out. Beforeschool our Reading Mentors’Programme is nowunderway with<br />

Year 9and Year 12 students reading together.<br />

Ourmost recent statistics tell us that, in aweek, around 3400 students use<br />

our library. This is approximately 700 morethaninprevious years.<br />

Ourlibrarians arekept very busyand we aregrateful forthe help that comes<br />

from all of our volunteers: adults,senior students and studentvolunteers.<br />

BYOD @<strong>Ashburton</strong>College<br />

Why are <strong>Ashburton</strong> College students being asked to bring their own<br />

devices to school?<br />

We are preparing our students to be ‘engaged in learning for life’ in a<br />

rapidly changing worldwhere digital technologies areintegral to most<br />

workplaces.<br />

The rationale behind the plan to enable blended eLearning at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College is to:<br />

1. provide differentiated, individualised and collaborative learning<br />

opportunities forstudents.<br />

2. enable students to have access to learning opportunities anywhere,<br />

anytime.<br />

3. contributetoraising studentachievementbyenablingstudents to be:<br />

• effectiveusers of communication tools<br />

• activeseekers,users and creators of knowledge<br />

• independent, resourceful and enterprising<br />

• future-focused<br />

• critical thinkers<br />

• abletowork collaboratively<br />

• abletoshareworkfromhome to school and with their teachers<br />

Congratulations<br />

Junior Girls’ BBasketball Team Win<br />

South CanterburyCompetition<br />

On Friday 16August the Junior Girls’BBasketball team competed in the<br />

final of the South Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Junior Girls’ BGrade<br />

Competition, playing against Geraldine Red and taking out the victory<br />

26-16.<br />

The team played well all season, recording some dominant wins while<br />

continuing to developtheir skills.<br />

A huge thank you goes to Coach Summer Anderson and Manager<br />

Ange Harris.<br />

International Department Director Michelle Hosking said that the group<br />

had an action-packed week, including skiing atMtHutt, ice skating and<br />

riding the luge at Tekapo and visiting the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Museum and Art<br />

Gallery. Both the museum and artgallerywerefantastic, andthe students<br />

enjoyed decorating abag at the museum and posting cards on the quilt<br />

wall,and the Māoricultureexhibition at the ArtGallery.<br />

(Pictured below,clockwise from the left): TheMāoricultureexhibition, skiing<br />

at Mt Hutt,posting cards on the quilt wall.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>families warmly<br />

welcomed host students into<br />

their homes,showing greatKiwi<br />

hospitality, and providing many<br />

exciting activities including fishing,<br />

walking and shopping.<br />

Ourhostparents commentedonthe<br />

students’ extremely polite manners,<br />

eagerness to engage in speaking English and making the most of their time<br />

in New Zealand.<br />

It was apleasure tosee agroup of wonderful Year 10 students teach the<br />

students to make Pavlova and Chocolate Brownies,inpreparation forthese<br />

dishes being fortheirfarewell dinner. Year 9Ako groups warmly welcomed<br />

the students into their classes.<br />

Pathways from College Outlined by<br />

Former AshColl Students<br />

On Wednesday28August in Akotime, Year 12 and 13 students were treated<br />

to some insights into lifebeyond College.<br />

Apprentices Thomas Marriott, Kerry Claydon-Wade and Sarah McCrea;<br />

Undergraduates Jack Bubb, Matt Clough and Caleb Livingstone; Teachers<br />

Jack Hanrahan and PeterLee; and Journalist Jaime Pitt-MacKay shared their<br />

stories of the pathways they have followedsincegraduatingfromCollege.<br />

Head of Senior School Claire Bubb said that their key messages included<br />

the importance ofdoing what you love, taking every opportunity that is<br />

offered, and not panicking if the futureisnot clear just at the moment.<br />

Their messages were warmly and thoughtfully received bythe senior<br />

students who are making their own key decisions at the moment about<br />

whatnextyear brings.<br />

(Pictured left, back<br />

row, lefttoright):<br />

Matt Clough,<br />

Thomas Marriott,<br />

Jaime Pitt-MacKay,<br />

Kerry Claydon-Wade.<br />

(Front row, leftto<br />

right): PeterLee,<br />

SarahMcCrea,<br />

JackBubb.<br />

(Pictured above, back row, left toright): Zeahn Otene, Jorja Roulston,<br />

Chinatsu Hunt, Anna Gray, Claudia Thomas, Ruby Gray, Orpah Sildo,<br />

TaylorShaw.<br />

(Front Row, left to right): Laura Winchester, Amelia Harris,<br />

RachelleBernarte,Summer Anderson (Coach).


Page 20, <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Rural&Lifestyle<br />

Farmer to farmer videos planned<br />

MidCanterbury may have<br />

two properties confirmed<br />

with Mycoplasma bovis<br />

(Mbovis) but afurther 25<br />

properties are under a<br />

Notice of Direction<br />

(NOD) and 72 under<br />

active surveillance.<br />

It’s an ongoing issue for<br />

farmers as thenation tries<br />

to eradicate the bovine<br />

disease from the national<br />

herd.<br />

Ministry for Primary<br />

Industries’ (MPI) Geoff<br />

Gwyn, speaking tomedia<br />

after the recent Mid Canterbury<br />

Mbovis Advisory<br />

Group meeting in <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

said‘‘inessence 27<br />

farms are under some<br />

formofregulatorycontrol<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong> and there<br />

are 72 under active surveillance.’’<br />

He said those under<br />

active surveillance could<br />

be considered as‘‘part of<br />

due diligence or very low<br />

risk’’.<br />

There have been 24<br />

properties in the area<br />

cleared of the disease.<br />

In Mid Canterbury<br />

there have been215 financial<br />

claims received as at<br />

August 30, with 180 of<br />

those claims settled totalling<br />

more than $22.93million.<br />

However 15ofthose<br />

outstanding claims, affecting11farms,<br />

were over 60<br />

days. They included a<br />

‘‘handful of legacy cases’’<br />

needing innovative resolution.<br />

This figure does not<br />

include operational costs,<br />

which are reimbursed rather<br />

than claimed.<br />

Others at the meeting<br />

included MPI’s staff<br />

Simon Langley, Charlotte<br />

Austin and Lydia<br />

Pomeroy, Beef+LambNZ’s<br />

DaveHarrison and<br />

DairyNZ’s Tony Finch as<br />

well as Waitaki District<br />

mayor Gary Kircher and<br />

Waimate mayor Craig<br />

Rowley, who now have a<br />

Geoff Gwyn<br />

similar group in their<br />

region.<br />

Mr Gwyn said, nationally<br />

MPI planned to<br />

organise farmer videos<br />

using farmers from each<br />

district to talk of their<br />

experience and to help<br />

other farmers in their<br />

district going through the<br />

process.<br />

Details are being<br />

worked through but, in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> theyhavebeen<br />

offered the use of the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council’s<br />

communications<br />

team.<br />

Mr Langley said the<br />

recovery team inthe district<br />

had grown as they<br />

worked withfarmersdealing<br />

with Mbovis but also<br />

trying to go about their<br />

business.<br />

‘‘It’s very important<br />

through this process that<br />

the farmer is running his<br />

business and we’re just<br />

helping himwork through<br />

the myriad of things that<br />

occur due to restrictions<br />

and constraints.’’<br />

He said afocus was to<br />

try to mitigate impacts of<br />

the response both on<br />

people and on finances<br />

where possible.<br />

‘‘We want to leave farmers<br />

and their biosecurity<br />

in astronger position and<br />

that has the benefit of<br />

helping with any future<br />

incursions or visits from<br />

an MPI perspective.’’<br />

Beef+LambNZ’s Dave<br />

Harrison said abiosecurity<br />

workshop had been<br />

designed by the organisation,<br />

alongside DairyNZ,<br />

for farmers throughout<br />

the country to help them<br />

to set uptheir own biosecurity<br />

practices.<br />

It included thinking<br />

about stock access and<br />

meant ‘‘a little bit of<br />

thought and planning’’.<br />

Nationally, around two<br />

thirds of the farms under<br />

regulatory control with<br />

Mbovis are Beef+LambNZ<br />

farmers.<br />

Fairton pelthouse to close, 44 jobs lost ­work goes to Finegand<br />

Silver Fern Farms has confirmed it<br />

will close its Fairton pelthouse and<br />

consolidate pelt volumes at its Finegand<br />

site near Balclutha.<br />

It will continue to operate the<br />

Fairton farm as it looks to future<br />

options for the site.<br />

The announcement follows a<br />

review done on its pelt processing<br />

operation which, due to excess pelt<br />

processing facilities in the South<br />

Island, were offering low returns.<br />

Silver Fern Farms general manager<br />

operations Mark Leslie said all<br />

44 people processing pelts at the<br />

Fairton site had been offered redundancy,<br />

as well as work options at<br />

other Silver Fern Farms sites in the<br />

region.<br />

‘‘We understand this decision will<br />

have asignificant impact on our 44<br />

people working in the Fairton pelthouse,<br />

as well as with four staff<br />

preparing pelts at Pareora.<br />

‘‘We let our people know that we<br />

appreciated the professional way<br />

they went through this consultation<br />

process, that we value their skills and<br />

welcome the chance to retain them<br />

at our other sites.<br />

‘‘We have set up aresource centre<br />

to assist our people with decisions<br />

around their employment. We have<br />

roles available for them at our other<br />

sites, should they wish to take them<br />

up.’’<br />

Silver Fern Farms has investigated<br />

alternative further processing<br />

options for pelts with others in the<br />

industry.<br />

Continued low sheepmeat numbers<br />

in the South Island had led to a<br />

situation where there was excess pelt<br />

processing capacity in the South<br />

Island. Pelt processors were also<br />

seeing low returns from the global<br />

market. These factors, coupled with<br />

the large overheads at the site, made<br />

pelt processing unsustainable at Fairton.<br />

‘‘We now intend to consolidate<br />

our volumes at our Finegand pelt<br />

preparation facility, bringing<br />

efficiency gains through this early<br />

part of the pelting process. We will<br />

then use specialist pelt processors to<br />

finish the products. We believe there<br />

is mutual benefit in this process and<br />

we will be running a process to<br />

determine the best fit for our needs.’’<br />

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 21<br />

Rural&Lifestyle<br />

Decision ruffles committee’s feathers<br />

By Toni Williams<br />

Forest and Bird have<br />

ruffled feathersamong<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Water<br />

Zone Committee, after<br />

the Auditor­General<br />

removed exemption for<br />

committee members with<br />

pecuniary interests from<br />

debating issues.<br />

The issue arose after<br />

Forest and Bird<br />

challenged the<br />

collaborative Canterbury<br />

Water Management<br />

Strategy (CWMS)<br />

process of the Hurunui<br />

Waiau Zone<br />

Committee’s discussions<br />

on the minimum flow<br />

regime.<br />

In legal proceedings,<br />

they specifically<br />

challenged exemptions<br />

issued by the Auditor­<br />

General for zone<br />

committee members,<br />

which allowed members<br />

to be involved in debating<br />

all issues, regardless of<br />

personal circumstance.<br />

The Auditor­General<br />

has since removed the<br />

exemptions (affecting all<br />

water zone committees),<br />

and Forest and Birdhave<br />

withdrawn their<br />

proceedings.<br />

The rulingcaused astir<br />

among the members of<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Water<br />

Zone Committee’s<br />

meeting last week.<br />

Speaking at the<br />

meeting, ECan<br />

representative David<br />

Caygill said ‘‘if you are<br />

talking about general<br />

rules, Idon’t see why, just<br />

because you live in the<br />

catchment, you couldn’t<br />

be part of the<br />

discussion.’’<br />

Zone Committee<br />

chairman Bill Thomas<br />

agreed, and said as a<br />

result of the decisiona<br />

River water review under way<br />

Most people engaged with the Hakatere/<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> River consent review have<br />

been accepting of the process under way,<br />

says Environment Canterbury’s Bianca<br />

Sullivan.<br />

Around 60 consent holders attended<br />

Environment Canterbury (ECan) run<br />

meetings in <strong>Ashburton</strong> and Methven in<br />

July about the consent review, which was<br />

sparked by the Canterbury Land and<br />

Water Regional Plan (LWRP).<br />

Under the LWRP there is aminimum<br />

river flow figure set for the Hakatere/<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> River catchment.<br />

But to ensure the minimum flows are<br />

not exceeded by the resource consents<br />

accessing the water, ECan has issued<br />

review notices for 92 resource consent<br />

holders.<br />

Ms Sullivan said, in an update to the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Water Zone committee, most<br />

consent holders were accepting of the<br />

reviews.<br />

‘‘People were asking challenging questions<br />

(at the meetings) but once we got<br />

down to it people had been preparing.’’<br />

She said many consent holders who<br />

attended the meetings indicated they were<br />

group was being sidelined<br />

because of where<br />

theylived, or ran their<br />

business.Itremoved the<br />

option for informed<br />

debate.<br />

‘‘If you’re afarmer<br />

with abusiness, you live<br />

on the farm where your<br />

place of business is,so<br />

you’ve got aconflict of<br />

interest.<br />

‘‘If you’re with Forest<br />

and Bird,orFish and<br />

Game and other<br />

organisations, you don’t<br />

actually live in that<br />

organisation so your<br />

interests are different.<br />

‘‘So anyone who has a<br />

financial interest is<br />

completely ruled out<br />

from having adiscussion<br />

on the topic that comes<br />

up that concerns their<br />

area, andyet the other<br />

groups are allowed to<br />

discuss it when they still<br />

unlikely to propose alternative conditions.<br />

Many reasons included alternative<br />

sources of water, such as deep groundwater<br />

consent, consents already had a<br />

minimum flow restriction which was no<br />

different from their existing minimum<br />

flow, use of water is not for afarming type<br />

activity or consideration has already been<br />

done on how to adjust farming practices to<br />

have avery bias view or a<br />

different view.<br />

‘‘You are not getting<br />

debate­you are taking all<br />

those consent holdersout<br />

of the debate and just<br />

leavingthe one side.’’<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council representative<br />

Stuart Wilson said the<br />

Auditor­General was<br />

unlikely to change the<br />

ruling.<br />

‘‘They buckled under<br />

the threat of (High)<br />

Court Action, so Forest<br />

and Bird will remind the<br />

Auditor­Generals office,<br />

‘‘You soften and we will<br />

take you to court.’’<br />

Forest and Bird<br />

Canterbury/West Coast<br />

regional manager Nicky<br />

Snoyinksaid, in aletter<br />

to the committee, the<br />

organisation considered<br />

‘‘allowing suchblatant<br />

conflicts of interest were<br />

not appropriate. This<br />

concern was exacerbated<br />

by the makeup of many of<br />

the zone committees,<br />

which did not reflect the<br />

community but instead<br />

were dominated by<br />

farming and irrigation<br />

interest’’.<br />

Ms Snoyink said Forest<br />

and Bird would ‘‘remain<br />

vigilant’’ reviewing<br />

committee agendas and<br />

minutes for breaches,<br />

which would be referred<br />

to the Auditor­General,<br />

and if found justified,<br />

prosecuted.<br />

Gen de Spa said the<br />

committee’s response to<br />

this letter neededtobe<br />

part of collaborative<br />

process to promote<br />

working together, despite<br />

their letterbeing ‘‘very<br />

firm, if not quite<br />

threatening’’.<br />

Zone Committee<br />

Helping Mbovis farmers navigate the process<br />

Empowering farmers working through the<br />

Mycoplasma bovis processinvolves Ministry of<br />

Primary Industries (MPI) regional managers<br />

Charlotte Austin and Lydia Pomeroy working<br />

long hours.<br />

But, as away of being prepared to fight for<br />

their cases and keeping uptodate with the<br />

issues, it’s something theyare only to happy to<br />

do.<br />

‘‘We certainly lose sleep, but we also<br />

understand thatit’snot nearly as big an impact<br />

on us.<br />

‘‘That’s whywewillquitehappilywork a12,<br />

13 or 14 hour day ‘cos we understand that<br />

theseindividuals are livingit,’’said Ms Austin,<br />

speaking to media after the recent Mid<br />

Canterbury Mbovis Advisory Group meeting<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Ms Austin and Ms Pomeroy share the<br />

Northern South Island regional manager<br />

workload dealing with the plight of farmers at<br />

the northern end ofthe South Island.<br />

MPIhas ateam of around65people in their<br />

Lydia Pomeroy and Charlotte Austin<br />

region, either based in Christchurch or at<br />

satellite sites such as those in <strong>Ashburton</strong> and<br />

Tasman. They also have a West Coast<br />

presence.<br />

‘‘If you do receive a call from the<br />

programme, if you’ve not already done so, its<br />

areally good opportunity to takealook atyour<br />

overall business, where you’re sitting atwith<br />

your National Animal Identification and<br />

Tracing (NAIT) updates, what your finances<br />

look like as far ashave you got access toyour<br />

files easily,’’ MsAustin said.<br />

The more information farmers had about<br />

their business, the easier they could work<br />

through the process, and faster.<br />

‘‘If there was anything Icould get tattooed<br />

on my forehead from this experience it’s<br />

NAIT, NAIT, NAIT,’’ she said.<br />

‘‘WhenMycoplasmabovis is allwrapped up<br />

we really want to leave the New Zealand<br />

biosecurity system in a stronger place, for<br />

NZinc essentially and for if, and when,<br />

something else comes on to our shores.’’<br />

The role ofthe district’s advisory group was<br />

to support farmers dealing with the process<br />

and to get them safely to the other side.<br />

‘‘Our motivation is to get this farmer<br />

through the process. It’s never going to be a<br />

pain free process but, assupported asthey<br />

possibly can be, that includes forming groups<br />

like this so we are able to get into those<br />

community networks and wrap that support<br />

around those farmers,’’ Ms Austin said.<br />

manage.<br />

‘‘People are working through what they<br />

need to do before <strong>September</strong> 12(which is<br />

the last day for consent holders to propose<br />

alternative consent conditions, or to get a<br />

timeframe extension).’’<br />

She said since the meetings there was<br />

more information online available<br />

through the ECan website for people to<br />

access about the process, which had been<br />

peer reviewed.<br />

ECan staff were in the process of<br />

contacting the 32 consent holders not<br />

present at any meetings, to make sure they<br />

understood the consent review process<br />

and any implications on their resource<br />

consents.<br />

They were also working with representatives<br />

of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> River<br />

Irrigators’ Association, who were working<br />

with anumber of consent holders in some<br />

of the sub­catchments.<br />

These consent holders were likely to<br />

seek atimeframe extension of around 12<br />

months so they had more time to review<br />

the water availability information, investigate<br />

alternative water source options or to<br />

seek financial support options.<br />

member Angela Cushnie<br />

agreed, there was aneed<br />

to ‘‘be the bigger<br />

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However, in thepast 12<br />

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She ‘‘welcomed those<br />

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Jim Henderson, club’s Mr Rugby<br />

Hampstead stalwart Jim Henderson<br />

first put on the blue and yellow of<br />

Hampstead rugbyas17year old, back<br />

in 1987.<br />

Since then he’s grown, joined the<br />

New Zealand Army, and returned.<br />

But he’s always come back to<br />

Hampstead rugby; first to play,then to<br />

coach,referee,administrate, fundraise<br />

and govern throughdifferent committees.<br />

His ongoing involvement withinthe<br />

rugby club and Hampstead All Sports<br />

Club has earned him the Volunteering<br />

Mid and South Canterbury and Hotel<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> volunteer ofthe month.<br />

Jim, now working at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council, is Hampstead All<br />

Sports Club president and rugby club<br />

captain.<br />

He is also involved with Mid<br />

Canterbury Rugby; in an administration<br />

role and amatch day manager.<br />

He was the Heartland Rugby team<br />

coach in 2011 and 2012.<br />

Jim began playing rugby in his<br />

younger days for Old Boys/Technical,<br />

before playing senior rugby for Hampstead<br />

from 1987.<br />

In 1990 Jim joined the army and,<br />

for two years, travelled down from<br />

Burnham Camp to play.<br />

He then joined the army rugby<br />

team.<br />

Volunteer of the month<br />

Returning to <strong>Ashburton</strong> in 2007 he<br />

got re­involved with Hampstead rugby<br />

and, in 2009, successfully coached a<br />

senior team.<br />

From 2011 he has coached various<br />

Hampstead teams from junior to<br />

senior grades.<br />

Volunteer of the month Jim Henderson<br />

He doesitbecause he likes helping<br />

other people.<br />

He wants to give back to the sport<br />

that has given him so much and would<br />

encourage others to do the same,<br />

especially younger people able to<br />

bring fresh eyes and new ideas.<br />

‘‘Get involved, there are so many<br />

organisations and clubs in our community<br />

needing volunteers, so give<br />

your time and volunteer,’’ Jim says.<br />

At Hampstead,hehelps at working<br />

bees at the grounds, supports fundraising<br />

with the weekly Tuesday<br />

housie, makes sure games gotoplan<br />

on aSaturday and he isn’t afraid to<br />

help in the kitchen at after match<br />

functions.<br />

He saysthe club is like afamily and<br />

believes it’scultural diversity has been<br />

apositive influence on the members<br />

and their work as ateam.<br />

His nominator, describes Jim as<br />

‘‘always being atthe club doing the<br />

hard yards­rain or shine with asmile<br />

on his face, afunny yarn to share and<br />

dedicating so much of his time to<br />

others ­the club wouldn’t be the club<br />

it is today if it wasn’t for Jim’’.<br />

Hampstead All Sports Club has<br />

around 40 volunteers across five<br />

sports; hockey, softball, netball, bowls<br />

and rugby, but they are always on the<br />

lookout for more. They take onroles<br />

as coaches, managers, administers,<br />

help with catering or housie.<br />

Organisations and groups are<br />

encouraged to get nominations in for the<br />

Volunteering Mid &South Canterbury<br />

&the Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong>Volunteer of the<br />

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by contacting VolunteeringMid &South<br />

Canterbury, Community House, 44<br />

Cass Street <strong>Ashburton</strong>, ph3081237 ext<br />

240 or email volmidcant@gmail.com or<br />

from Four Square in Rakaia.<br />

Mid Canterbury lad, David Atkinson, owner of Focus<br />

Optometry, moved offthe farm tostudy optometry, but<br />

has returned to bring his experience and clinical skill to<br />

locals,seeking exceptional eyehealth careatfair prices.<br />

David was born in<strong>Ashburton</strong> and raised on alocal farm.<br />

He attended Geraldine High and went on to complete<br />

a Bachelor of Science from Otago, and a Bachelor of<br />

OptometryfromAuckland.<br />

After time working Oamaru, and fondly remembering<br />

his close-knit hometown, he has been inspired to return<br />

to <strong>Ashburton</strong> with his family; wife Beatrice and infant<br />

daughter Lana.<br />

David and Beatrice,who is apharmacist,wanttocreatean<br />

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Retiring JPs thanked<br />

The work of four Justices<br />

of the Peace, Richard<br />

Conway, Rosalind Stewart,<br />

Bev Tasker and<br />

Brian Flatman, has been<br />

recognised.<br />

The JPs have all<br />

retired.<br />

Mr Conway was a<br />

travel agent for 54 years<br />

and was sworn in as a<br />

Justice of the Peace on<br />

April 29, 1980, serving<br />

the community for 39<br />

years from his West<br />

Street business.<br />

Mrs Stewart trained as<br />

amidwife in Invercargill<br />

and Christchurch and<br />

took up a position in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

In 2000 she was<br />

ordained into the Anglican<br />

ministry and served<br />

the church for 19 years.<br />

She was sworn in as a<br />

JP in 1992, dedicating 27<br />

years of service.<br />

Mrs Tasker was sworn<br />

in in October, 1977, serving<br />

as aJPfor 42 years.<br />

As a young woman,<br />

Mrs Tasker, nee<br />

Woolley, accepted the<br />

challenge of being the<br />

national president of the<br />

Country Girls Club,<br />

which later amalgamated<br />

with the Young Farmers<br />

clubs.<br />

During her term in<br />

office she was awarded<br />

the Arthur Porrit Medal<br />

for services to youth.<br />

Mrs Tasker was an<br />

Bev Tasker is presented with her retirement<br />

certificate by Sandi Wood, of the Advance<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Charitable Trust;<br />

Brian Flatman is presented with his certificate<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> councillor for<br />

16 years.<br />

Mr Flatman was sworn<br />

in in June 1981.<br />

Mr Flatman, achemist<br />

for 39 years, became<br />

involved in swimming<br />

and was the caretaker of<br />

the Allenton pool for 20<br />

years.<br />

After selling his business<br />

he worked as a<br />

Richard Conway is presented with acertificate by<br />

Ian Moore, president of the Justices of the Peace<br />

Association<br />

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon presents a<br />

certificate to Rosalind Stewart.<br />

locum for Steve Wise for<br />

seven years, operating as<br />

a chemist in all for 46<br />

years.<br />

He served anumber of<br />

terms on the JP council<br />

where he was instrumental<br />

in setting up aroster when<br />

asigning centre was set up<br />

at Community House.<br />

Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Bid to tackle<br />

problems of<br />

local business<br />

Southern Business<br />

Exchange is running a<br />

number of regional<br />

business exchange and<br />

training sessions<br />

around the South<br />

Island in an attempt to<br />

combat the difficulties<br />

that face small­tomedium<br />

businesses in<br />

the regions.<br />

The first business<br />

exchange will take<br />

place at the Lake<br />

House at Lake Hood,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on <strong>September</strong><br />

13 and will<br />

allow businesses to set<br />

up mini­trade stalls, to<br />

attend seminars to<br />

bring themselves up to<br />

date, and to connect<br />

with other businesses<br />

in the area to seek out<br />

opportunities for collaboration<br />

and knowledge<br />

exchange.<br />

A key presentation<br />

at the event will beon<br />

the new Southern Parallel<br />

Sports Campus<br />

project, which is likely<br />

to bring significant<br />

investment and strong<br />

economic growth to<br />

the Canterbury region<br />

and offer business and<br />

employment opportunities.<br />

There will also be a<br />

number of short seminars<br />

run by industry<br />

experts who will discuss<br />

the latest emerging<br />

trends, market thinking,<br />

legal requirements and<br />

digital opportunities for<br />

industries or businesses.<br />

‘‘We want to create<br />

an environment where<br />

smaller enterprises can<br />

connect and strengthen<br />

business ties, generate<br />

leads, and associate with<br />

industry experts who<br />

can clarify how the latest<br />

trends or government<br />

initiatives directly<br />

affect their business,’’<br />

said Southern Business<br />

Exchange co­founder<br />

Catherine Stuart.<br />

‘‘We aim to do this on<br />

a regular basis in<br />

regional locations that<br />

don’t require major<br />

travel arrangements or<br />

time away from the<br />

business for our attendees.’’<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Business<br />

Exchange runs<br />

from 10am to 4pm.<br />

Tickets cost $98.<br />

For more, visit the<br />

southernbex.nz website<br />

or email info@southernbex.nz.


Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 25<br />

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all types of recyclable metal and machinery parts<br />

including batteries, copper, brass, aluminium and<br />

mixed steel.<br />

They take your unwanted metal and machinery<br />

parts (except whiteware and gas bottles), and arrange<br />

transport north for offshore recycling.<br />

Locally owned and operated, owner Tony Hutchinson<br />

has more than 45 years experience ­ and<br />

knowledge ­inthe industry.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Scrap Metal and Machinery Recyclers<br />

was one of <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s first scrap metal dealers.<br />

Times have changed since Tony and the team used<br />

rail to send scrap to Christchurch for export overseas.<br />

Now they personally transport it by road.<br />

Tony recalls many of the district’s rural properties<br />

have plenty of recyclable metal and machinery parts<br />

destined for scrap, including modern irrigator parts<br />

sometimes damaged in Mid Canterbury nor’westers,<br />

so Tony offers an on­farm collection service.<br />

On­farm collection can be made by prior arrangement.<br />

They also offer afree, light metal dumping station<br />

on site in their yard at 117 Alford Forest Road,<br />

(tucked in behind Placemakers) for smaller items.<br />

Give Tony acall today on 308 8033 ­they are<br />

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With three fully equipped service<br />

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building motors and piston<br />

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Machinery can be fixed on­site,<br />

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Martin Bennett Hydraulics Ltd<br />

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Doug, Tomo and their team have<br />

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Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon comments<br />

Ongoing tragedy; working together to help<br />

When Iwas three Ifell<br />

into aswimming pool out<br />

on Seafield Road and<br />

very nearly drowned.<br />

If it wasn’t for the<br />

quick thinking of my<br />

sister Anna, only seven<br />

at the time, Ivery likely<br />

would not be here.<br />

I have a very vague<br />

memory of being surrounded<br />

by water, not<br />

being able to breathe,<br />

and feeling totally helpless.<br />

It’s a feeling that<br />

didn’treturn again until I<br />

was in my final year of<br />

high school. In the<br />

second term of Year 13<br />

one of my best friends<br />

committed suicide.<br />

None of us, his friends,<br />

his family, nobody saw it<br />

coming. I completely<br />

shut down. That feeling<br />

returned, like the water<br />

was over myhead, and I<br />

was entirely helpless.<br />

It wasn’t the last time<br />

it would happen. In my<br />

late teens and early<br />

twenties three of my<br />

closest friends took their<br />

own lives.<br />

It’s not something I<br />

talk about very much.<br />

One day Imight tell the<br />

story, but not today. I<br />

raise it now only because<br />

of news last week that<br />

has again put suicide in<br />

the spotlight.<br />

Back in April in this<br />

very newspaper I referred<br />

to our 2017/18<br />

suicide rate of 668, itself<br />

a ten per cent increase<br />

on the previous year, as<br />

“horrendous and shameful.”<br />

It is. But they’re last<br />

year’s figures.<br />

Last week figures for<br />

the 2018/19 year were<br />

released. They show the<br />

number has again<br />

increased, with 685 New<br />

Zealanders taking their<br />

own lives.<br />

There’s anatural reaction<br />

sometimes by politicians<br />

to try to claim<br />

they’ll solve it. Prior to<br />

the 2017 election, when<br />

the suicide rate was 606,<br />

Jacinda Ardern said that<br />

“we shouldn’t have a<br />

tolerance for loss to<br />

suicide in New Zealand.”<br />

We shouldn’t tolerate<br />

suicide, of course, but no<br />

politician can claim to be<br />

able tofix the problem.<br />

It shouldn’t stop it<br />

from trying. Last week<br />

my colleague, National<br />

MP for Waimakiriri<br />

Matt Doocey, pulled<br />

together MPs from<br />

across all different parties<br />

in Parliament to<br />

work onthe issue.<br />

We should all recogniseit’s<br />

acrisis far bigger<br />

than politics, and politicians.<br />

Iwas heartened on the<br />

Chalk messages of hope, love and support<br />

weekend to go to the<br />

‘‘Let’s Chalk About It’’<br />

event on the chessboard<br />

on East Street (pictured).<br />

Families, young<br />

people,and slightly older<br />

ones like me, all coming<br />

together to show the<br />

support and aroha that<br />

exists in this community.<br />

It’s only through making<br />

our community and<br />

our country amore welcoming<br />

place to talk<br />

about our problems that<br />

we can resolve them.<br />

Where to get help:<br />

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call or text 1737totalk to<br />

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Messages ofhope, love<br />

and inspiration were<br />

shared by hundreds of<br />

people at the inaugural<br />

‘‘Let’s Chalk About<br />

Mental Health’’ event<br />

in downtown <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

last weekend.<br />

The chessboard on<br />

East Street was peppered<br />

with the chalk<br />

messages left by people<br />

of all ages wantingtobe<br />

part of the solution to<br />

reduce the high rate of<br />

suicide.<br />

In attendance were<br />

community members,<br />

including MPs Jo Luxton<br />

and Andrew Falloon,<br />

as well as I am<br />

Hope representative<br />

Michelle Cogger, members<br />

of the He Waka<br />

Tapu, Man Up and<br />

Legacy organisations.<br />

Co organisers Bec<br />

Sandys<br />

and<br />

Ngawaiata Williams<br />

were thankful for the<br />

support oftheir team<br />

of volunteers, and<br />

businesses such as<br />

Netherby Meats, The<br />

Warehouse <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

DPI Printing and<br />

Safer Communities<br />

who donated product<br />

and items to help the<br />

event spread messages<br />

of love, kindness<br />

and positivity.<br />

There was also agenerous<br />

petrol voucher<br />

donation from the Husband<br />

family, from<br />

Aotea Electric, who<br />

arrived on the day to<br />

show their support.<br />

Ngawaiata said the<br />

event was away to get<br />

people talking to<br />

reduce high levels of<br />

suicide, which have<br />

risen nationally from<br />

668 in 2017/18 to685 in<br />

the 2018/19 year.<br />

‘‘It was amazing...<br />

and so well supported,’’<br />

Ngawaiata said, of the<br />

event.<br />

Speakers included<br />

people sharing their<br />

personal account of<br />

going through dark<br />

times and those who<br />

had lost close friends as<br />

aresult.<br />

‘‘It’s OK not to be<br />

OK, but let’s talk about<br />

it,’’ Ngawaiata said.<br />

She encouraged<br />

people totalk to each<br />

other and listen to their<br />

family and friends.<br />

But if people were in<br />

need of added support<br />

they were encouraged<br />

to text, orcall, the 1737<br />

number to talk to aperson<br />

any time day or<br />

night.<br />

Money raised during<br />

the event was going to<br />

petrol vouchers to help<br />

people access mental<br />

health services outside<br />

the district.<br />

Photo: Ngawaiata Williams,<br />

with almost one<br />

year old daughter Eboni,<br />

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EA Networks<br />

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A contract to maintain<br />

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has been awarded to EA<br />

Networks, which will be<br />

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and maintaining the lights<br />

until the end of June<br />

2022.<br />

The council awarded<br />

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streetlight assets for the<br />

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The network of lights<br />

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around the district,<br />

including urban state<br />

highways and ‘‘flaglights’’<br />

at rural intersections.<br />

Earlier this year, the<br />

Altrusa backs literacy<br />

Altrusa International of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> is again showing<br />

its support for literacy<br />

in the district with a<br />

display at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Public Library to mark<br />

International Literacy<br />

Day (<strong>September</strong> 8).<br />

Local members of the<br />

service organisation join<br />

their counterparts around<br />

the world to mark the day<br />

each year.<br />

For many years Altrusa<br />

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resources for the Audio<br />

Visual Achievement in<br />

Literacy, Language and<br />

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programme to schools in<br />

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In conjunction with the<br />

library, members also<br />

deliver books fortnightly<br />

to adults who are unable<br />

to get to the library.<br />

The club also provides<br />

children’s books for hampers<br />

given to families in<br />

need at Christmas time by<br />

community groups and<br />

provides financial support<br />

for the reading mentor<br />

scheme at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Farmers urged to join<br />

This spring, IHC is<br />

launching its new Lamb<br />

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sheep farmers to join<br />

with dairy farmers to<br />

support people with<br />

intellectual disabilities<br />

and their families in<br />

rural communities.<br />

IHC’s Calf & Rural<br />

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year for many dairy<br />

farmers.<br />

IHC national fundraising<br />

manager Greg<br />

Millar ishoping farmers<br />

will now pledge alamb<br />

or sheep to support children<br />

and adults with an<br />

intellectual disability in<br />

rural communities.<br />

‘‘For more than 35<br />

years it’s been the dairy<br />

farmers who have given<br />

such generous support to<br />

the IHC Calf and Rural<br />

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‘‘We simply couldn’t<br />

Online buyers beware<br />

Buying products online<br />

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An <strong>Ashburton</strong> couple<br />

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The seller, from Christchurch,<br />

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Bagged and Bulk Compost available<br />

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Please contactOwenMoore<br />

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APlains RotaryClub fundraiser<br />

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council finished upgrading<br />

all of its streetlights<br />

from high­pressure<br />

sodium lights to LED<br />

with the help of an 85 per<br />

cent subsidy from the NZ<br />

Transport Agency. LED<br />

lights provide better visibility,<br />

are less maintenance<br />

and are more energy<br />

efficient.<br />

The contract period is<br />

for three years, but can be<br />

extended for up to two<br />

years.<br />

College.<br />

The literacy display will<br />

be up for two weeks in the<br />

library.<br />

Photo: Altrusa International<br />

of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

members Helen Hooper<br />

and Fay Wilson with the<br />

literacy display at the<br />

library.<br />

have done the work we<br />

do withouttheir support,<br />

and we’re hoping New<br />

Zealand’s sheep farmers<br />

will join us too in this<br />

new Lamb Programme.’’<br />

The best way to support<br />

this programme is<br />

to go to website<br />

ihc.org.nz/lamb and<br />

donate avirtual lamb for<br />

$150. Farmers can also<br />

pledge a physical lamb<br />

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website, or simply say<br />

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to get the products delivered<br />

to the edge of town.<br />

Money paid, time and<br />

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 33<br />

WIN ENTERTAINMENT<br />

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Birthdays this week<br />

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Daniel Davidson, 7th <strong>September</strong>,aged 10<br />

NickyEddington, 8th <strong>September</strong><br />

TanikaArps, 10th <strong>September</strong>,aged 5<br />

Danelle Munro, 11th <strong>September</strong>,aged 18<br />

Addison Wing,11th <strong>September</strong>,aged 3<br />

Congratulations to last weeks winner!<br />

Henry Prouting<br />

If youhave aspecial friend who youwouldlike like to see<br />

win acake,put their name in the BirthdayBooks at Sims<br />

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N.B: Names forbirthdays next week<br />

must be with us by 10.00am TUESDAY<br />

ONLYONE ENTRYWILL BE SUBMITTED<br />

INTOTHE DRAW PER NOMINEE<br />

WHAT better place for a<br />

public notice than <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s<br />

The <strong>Courier</strong>! Simply<br />

clip the form for a run-on<br />

advert like this or telephone<br />

us on 308 7664 if you<br />

require adisplay advertisement.<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

TALK to us today about ways<br />

you can improve your business.<br />

Professional, reliable<br />

service with a smile. The<br />

<strong>Courier</strong> 308 7664.<br />

LOOKING for work or staff?<br />

Advertise in The <strong>Courier</strong>.<br />

Call 308 7664.<br />

URGENT CARE CLINIC<br />

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS<br />

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

Forall othermedical assistanceoutside of normal<br />

hours pleasephoneyourgeneralpracticeteam, 24/7,<br />

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou<br />

free healthadvice on whattodoorwheretogoifyou<br />

need urgentcare.<br />

If youdon’t have aregulargeneral practice, call any<br />

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.<br />

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your<br />

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.<br />

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong>DutyPracticefor<br />

Saturday7th <strong>September</strong><br />

is <strong>Ashburton</strong>Health First,308 Havelock Street.<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 1956.<br />

Sunday8th <strong>September</strong> is ThreeRivers Health,<br />

7-11 Allens Road.<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 9139.<br />

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the<br />

weekend and public holidays please telephone<br />

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 81<strong>05</strong><br />

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.<br />

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be on<br />

the answer phone.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,<br />

East Street will be open on<br />

Saturdaymorning from 9.00am until 1.00pm<br />

Sundaymorning from 10.00am until1.00pm<br />

and from 5.00pm until 7.00pm evenings.<br />

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open<br />

normal trading hours during the week and on Saturday<br />

morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.<br />

Closed Public Holidays<br />

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice<br />

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116<br />

Broughttoyouby<br />

Countdown Complex, EastStreet, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

Introduction to<br />

REFLEXOLOGY<br />

COURSE<br />

23 rd &24 th November<br />

Oamaru<br />

www.southerntherapies.school.nz<br />

2020 Diploma dates –refer website<br />

Tutor: CathySearle MRNZ,NZCHP,Cert Ad Ed<br />

(03) 4372366•027 4126170•stschool@xtra.co.nz<br />

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES<br />

Dangerous Goods<br />

EndorsementCourse<br />

NZTAAccredited Provider<br />

Each Monday–½day course<br />

8am start<br />

CommunityHouse,44Cass Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Forfurther information<br />

PhoneChristine027 245 2563<br />

EDUCATIONAL<br />

Enrolment<br />

Scheme<br />

Wakanui School is likely to have 10 places forOut of<br />

Zone enrolments in 2020.<br />

The deadline for receipt of applications is 3pm<br />

Monday 16 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Application enquiries can be made by emailing the<br />

school office atoffice@wakanui.school.nz whereby<br />

youwill be forwarded the appropriate documents to<br />

be returned by 16 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

AllInZone applications should also be made by this<br />

date to assist in determining the exact number of<br />

OutofZone places.<br />

If Out ofZone applications exceed the number of<br />

places, aballot will be required. This will take place<br />

on Monday 23 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

TURN THE PAGE TO VIEW<br />

MORE CLASSIFIEDS<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

RETAIL SALES POSITION<br />

Bedsrus and Lazboy Gallery are two<br />

NZ brands known for quality sleep and<br />

comfort inNZ.<br />

Our store requires friendly enthusiastic<br />

sales people to join our team.<br />

If you have the drive tomake the sale<br />

and offer exceptional customer service<br />

this change could be for you.<br />

Sales background and an interest in<br />

design is an advantage but product<br />

training isavailable.<br />

Understanding of point of sale and<br />

associated processes.<br />

The ability to work unattended.<br />

Able to work rostered weekends and<br />

public holidays.<br />

<br />

delivering furniture is required.<br />

Please apply with CV to:<br />

Chris Redmond<br />

bedsruslazboy@ashburtongallery.co.nz<br />

or 28-32 Moore Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2172958<br />

2202365<br />

2172818<br />

2199216<br />

2202681<br />

DELIVERYPEOPLE<br />

wanted<br />

to deliver the <strong>Ashburton</strong><strong>Courier</strong> and Realty<br />

everyThursdayafternoon in the<br />

Hampstead/Netherby area.<br />

CanInspireCharitable Trust<br />

CanTackle Coordinator<br />

The CanInspire Charitable Trust was founded in 2010 with the intention of providing workshops<br />

for those affected byillness, trauma or loss.The CanBead programme is hugely successful and the<br />

jewellery making programme is growing throughout New Zealand. The Trust employs workshop<br />

tutors and also relies on alarge number of dedicatedvolunteers.<br />

TheTrust now wants tofocus on duplicating the CanBead success with the CanTackle programme,<br />

whereby participants learn fly fishing skills, as a fun distraction, a sense of purpose and<br />

accomplishmentinasupportiveand caring environment.<br />

We arethereforeseeking aCanTackle coordinatorwho has the following attributes:<br />

• Abilitytobuild an excellentpublic profile<br />

• Abilitytobuild and maintain relationships at all levels<br />

• Excellentverbal and written communication skills<br />

• Aninterest,passion and commitmenttosupporting people in need<br />

• Abilitytodevelopprojectplans and give effecttothose plans<br />

• Anabilitytoseek funding and sponsorship<br />

• Abilitytorecruit,train and supportvolunteers<br />

• Excellentorganisational and time managementskills<br />

• Anabilitytoworkinaflexible manner<br />

• ExperienceinNGO sectorispreferred,but not necessary<br />

• Aninterest in recreational fishing is preferred<br />

Ideally based in <strong>Ashburton</strong>alongside our National CanBead Coordinator, your role would be to grow,<br />

promoteand coordinate the CanTackle programme,initially in Canterburywith the view to roll it out<br />

nationwide.<br />

This role will be multi-faceted, from developing partnerships to seeking tutors, promoting the<br />

programme and various administrativeduties.<br />

This position is for16hours per week and some travel will be required.<br />

Foranapplication pack please contactCobySnowden at:<br />

coby@caninspire.org.nz or at CommunityHouse, 44 Cass Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Applications close Wednesday,<strong>September</strong> 11, <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

MEETINGS<br />

NOTICE OF AGM<br />

The 35th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING<br />

of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art Gallery Inc<br />

will be held at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Art Gallery<br />

on Thursday 19th <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

at 5.30pm.<br />

All welcome. For information regarding<br />

parking, please refer to<br />

website ashburtonartgallery.org.nz.,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Art Gallery, 327 West Street<br />

Corwar<br />

Gatekeeper’s Lodge Barrhill<br />

AGM<br />

Friday, 13th <strong>September</strong><br />

7.30pm<br />

at Corwar<br />

Allinterested most welcome<br />

STOCK FOOD<br />

HAY for sale, new season,<br />

shed stored $7 bale. Taits<br />

Road, phone 308 0137.<br />

2201147<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Phone Leonie on<br />

308 7664 or email<br />

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

GARAGE SALES<br />

GARAGE SALE Saturday<br />

7th - 8 Kelvin Crescent,<br />

Allenton, 8am to 1pm if fine.<br />

General house hold items.<br />

SELL<br />

SHOPCANTERBURY final<br />

clearance all knitwear.<br />

Ladies clothing. Sale<br />

finishes next week. All<br />

prices 1 ⁄2 or less. Men’s<br />

trackpants were $90-$100,<br />

now $30. Find us in the<br />

Triangle Shopping Centre.<br />

220<strong>05</strong>30<br />

2172548<br />

2198719<br />

SELL<br />

FREE -Large trailer load of<br />

good and damaged timber.<br />

Phone 307 8187, leave<br />

message with your phone<br />

number.<br />

LPG REFILLS<br />

9kg cylinders<br />

$27.50<br />

Askabout our<br />

deliveryservice<br />

Anysizecylinder filled<br />

17 Grey St,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone 307 2707<br />

LPG<br />

REFILLS<br />

Small LPG cylinders<br />

Off Street Parking<br />

Available<br />

Arthur Cates Ltd<br />

26 McNally Street<br />

Ph 308 5397<br />

Riverside Industrial Estate<br />

2180822<br />

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InsuranceWork<br />

Guess Who’sMoving?<br />

From Monday16th <strong>September</strong><br />

We will be operating from our new premises<br />

130 MooreStreet<br />

Same Friendly,Efficient Service<br />

Proudly Locally Owned and Operated<br />

FORSALE<br />

Arare, half acre, back section private oasis in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’spremium location. Subdividable.<br />

Section size 2,249 m2 (flat, rectangular shape) with<br />

access from both Harrison Street and Belt Road. An<br />

exceptionally wide 37.5m northernboundary.<br />

Arare offering on aprime location, this beloved<br />

family home and large garden is within 3minutes’<br />

walk to the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital<br />

and <strong>Ashburton</strong>College,and within 10 minutes’walk<br />

to Allenton Shopping Centre and Allenton School.<br />

Theextensivelawnand garden has established trees,<br />

apergola and BBQ area for sheltered outdoor living<br />

with substantial space(thereisplenty of potential for<br />

alarge swimming pool and tennis courtetc).<br />

The garden wraps around the north and west side<br />

of the house and outbuildings, giving occupants<br />

their own quiet oasis viewed from the sun-soaked<br />

formal lounge and living room, both of which open<br />

to afull-length terrace. Thebrick and timber singlelevel<br />

house faces north-west for all day sun, and is<br />

available forvacantpossession.<br />

•Underfloor heating,heatpump and nightstore<br />

•Recently topped-up insulation<br />

•Some double glazing<br />

•Ample storage space<br />

•Securitymonitoring system<br />

130 MooreStreet,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

033087739<br />

0277365818<br />

•Garden well and pump,and irrigation system<br />

Dwelling size 200m². Positioned with excellent<br />

orientation for the sun in abeautifully established<br />

setting.<br />

4bedrooms, 1bathroom, 2living areas, 1internal<br />

garage, 3outbuildings (1 external 48.1 m2 double<br />

garage and 2garden/tool sheds).<br />

This is avery unique property with many ofthese<br />

large, established sites already having been<br />

redeveloped.<br />

2202017<br />

PANEL BEATING<br />

SPRAY PAINTING&<br />

of<br />

Cars,Trucks,Buses,HorseFloats&Motorhomes,<br />

Caravans,Trailers,Farm Machinery, Jet Boats,<br />

LightEngineering and Aluminium Welding<br />

17 Range Street (Industrial Estate)<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone 307 0378 l 0274 274 007<br />

Email: busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz<br />

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER<br />

A NEW LOOK<br />

that lasts!<br />

Existing kitchens, doors,<br />

furniture &appliances<br />

The Finishing Company<br />

03 307 8870 2131557<br />

ALTERATIONS, mending<br />

and trouser hemming, curtain<br />

alterations and curtain<br />

making. Call Michelle on<br />

027 352 7248.<br />

ARE you happy with your<br />

deck? For cleaning, staining<br />

and repairs call Deck &<br />

Fence Restorations on 021<br />

657 857 for anoobligation<br />

free quote.<br />

Specialising in<br />

2200475<br />

BUILDING and property<br />

solutions. For your complete<br />

alteration or renovation.<br />

We project manage<br />

the whole process. Home<br />

and small commercial.<br />

Qualified tradesmen.<br />

Phone Kiwi Building &<br />

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308<br />

4798, 027 207 1478 or<br />

Cawte 027 418 7955.<br />

CARPET cleaning -Powerful<br />

equipment & fast drying.<br />

Upholstery, mats and rugs.<br />

owner/oper-<br />

ENGRAVERS: <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Engravers &Etching are on<br />

the move from 16th <strong>September</strong>.<br />

New location, 130<br />

Moore Street. Same<br />

friendly face, same great<br />

service. Phone 027 736<br />

5818.<br />

Experienced<br />

ator. Phone John Cameron<br />

at Supersucker, 027 435<br />

1042 or 308 1677.<br />

FIND money in your bank<br />

account each week if you<br />

become adelivery person.<br />

The <strong>Courier</strong> 308 7664.<br />

CONCRETE Services -<br />

Driveways, paths, patios,<br />

mowing edging. Decorative<br />

Concrete specialist 30<br />

years servicing Canterbury.<br />

Free quotes. No job too big<br />

or small. Phone Paul 021<br />

152 1966.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,<br />

servicing <strong>Ashburton</strong> and<br />

surrounding districts, $60<br />

per chimney. Phone<br />

Rodney on 03 324 2999<br />

and leave amessage.<br />

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning<br />

Service -same day service<br />

and repairs. Charlie can<br />

supply new blinds and<br />

tracks, will hang drapes.<br />

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020<br />

4169 0342.<br />

COMPUTER problems? For<br />

prompt reliable computer<br />

servicing and laser engraving<br />

contact Kelvin, KJB<br />

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot<br />

Place, <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone<br />

308 8989. SuperGold discount<br />

card accepted.<br />

COMPUTER repairs, sales,<br />

training, setup -wireless -<br />

networks, spyware cleanup.<br />

On-site day or evening.<br />

LOW FEES. Call Robin<br />

Johnstone, Networks<br />

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308<br />

1440 or 027 768 4<strong>05</strong>8.<br />

CONCRETE pavers direct to<br />

you - Best prices, many<br />

sizes, textures and colours<br />

- Paveco, 13 Robinson<br />

Street, Industrial Estate.<br />

DENTURES; Dr Peter<br />

Rumping repairs existing<br />

dentures and also provides<br />

new dentures. Phone 027<br />

220 9997.<br />

ENGRAVING; 311 Engravers<br />

for fast, friendly and<br />

professional service. Cups,<br />

trophies, jewellery,<br />

plaques, special awards.<br />

Call/text Trudy on 022 600<br />

7144. Check us out on<br />

Facebook.<br />

FLY control and spider<br />

proofing. For all domestic<br />

and industrial pest control<br />

needs phone AJ Kerr at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Pest Control on<br />

03 308 8147 or 027 432<br />

5447.<br />

FURNITURE removals -For<br />

all your household removal<br />

needs call Nudges Furniture<br />

Removals, phone 027<br />

224 0609.<br />

GARDENING, mowing,<br />

pruning ... For all your<br />

professional gardening<br />

needs call Andrew at<br />

Spruce Gardens 027 765<br />

2899 or 03 307 1693.<br />

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz<br />

GUTTER and downpipe<br />

cleaning and repairs. Chimney<br />

sweeping, fly treatment.<br />

Phone 03 394 6166<br />

or 027 209 5026, ask for<br />

Allan. AA Performance<br />

Services.<br />

HYDRAULICS; Martin<br />

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic<br />

hose repair service 24/7.<br />

Stockists of Aero Quip<br />

hoses &fittings, Commercial<br />

hydraulics, Dynacool,<br />

Spool valves etc., MP Filtri,<br />

Walvoil. Call Justin on 308<br />

9778.<br />

LEGAL work -Phone Peter<br />

Ragg (<strong>Ashburton</strong> Law) for<br />

house sales, purchases<br />

and refinances. Will call at<br />

home evenings for wills,<br />

enduring powers of<br />

attorney. Phone 308 0327.<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

PROPERTIES FOR SALE<br />

PAINTING wallpapering,<br />

plastering - No job too<br />

small. Interior, exterior.<br />

Professional, prompt, competitive<br />

service. Phone<br />

Tony Sivier at Paint It <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

on 021 878 794 or<br />

307 7289.<br />

PLUMBER: Repair or<br />

replace. Taps, shower<br />

mixers, hot water cylinders,<br />

basins, tubs, toilets, vanity<br />

units, leaking pipes. Call<br />

Pete Young, experienced<br />

plumber 027 280 0889 /<br />

307 7582.<br />

PLUMBING, drainlaying,<br />

blocked drains. Phone<br />

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing<br />

on 027 555 5575 or 308<br />

1248 (Master Plumbers &<br />

Drainlayers).<br />

SEWING alterations - anything<br />

considered, reasonable<br />

rates. Smoke and pet<br />

free home. Retired wedding<br />

seamstress. Phone Judith<br />

308 3084, Allenton.<br />

ROOF COATINGS All roof<br />

types, specialising in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, sleep<br />

roofs not aproblem. Member<br />

Master Painter &Roofing<br />

Association NZ<br />

Spraymaster 0274337780<br />

SUN Control Window Tinting:<br />

Privacy, UV, glare, heat<br />

control for homes -offices -<br />

and cars. Phone Craig<br />

Rogers 307 6347, member<br />

of Master Tinters NZ.<br />

TILING - For all your tiling<br />

requirements including kitchen<br />

splash backs, flooring<br />

etc. (full water proofing),<br />

call Kevin on 027 496 8314.<br />

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV<br />

block, glare, heat control,<br />

safety, security, privacy,<br />

frosting films, solar protective<br />

window films. Free<br />

quotes, 20 years local service.<br />

Phone 0800 368 468<br />

now, Bill Breukelaar,<br />

www.tintawindow.co.nz<br />

FORALL YOUR<br />

•LawnMowing<br />

•Pruning<br />

•Garden Maintenance<br />

•Gutter Cleaning<br />

•Rubbish Removal<br />

Call us TODAY<br />

foraFREE quote<br />

Ph 08004546 546<br />

(0800 4jimjim)<br />

6Harrison Street, Allenton<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

FOR LEASE<br />

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Fully insulatedand<br />

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Threeconvenientsizes:<br />

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Large 4.2m x2.4m<br />

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.<br />

Visit our displaycabin<br />

418WestStreet or call fora<br />

free brochure.<br />

www.justcabins.co.nz<br />

2186028<br />

0800 58 78 22<br />

SECURE waterproof storage<br />

available. Capacity from<br />

8m 3 to 65m 3 . Prices from<br />

$25 per week. Inspection<br />

invited. <strong>Ashburton</strong> Safe<br />

Storage 03 308 3086.<br />

STORAGE: Secure self storage<br />

units available long or<br />

short term at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Storage Facilities. Contact<br />

us on 0274 36 26 36 or<br />

www.ashburtonstoragefacilities.co.nz<br />

VIEW by appointmentfrom5to13 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>–AlisonBellM:027 316 6336<br />

DEADLINEPRIVATETREATYcloses at 4pm,Friday20<strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>(unless sold prior),<br />

at the officesofArgyle WelshFinnigan,Barristers,Solicitors&Notary Public,<br />

Westburn Courts,201-203WestStreet,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2200202<br />

TV Reception Specialists for<br />

all your digital freeview<br />

installations and repairs,<br />

TV wall mounting, Smart<br />

TV set-up, home theatre<br />

installation. Call John at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> TV &Audio Ltd<br />

03 308 7332 or 027 277<br />

1062.<br />

WANTED TO RENT<br />

MATURE lady urgently<br />

requires 1 to 2 bedroom<br />

flat/unit, sunny and warm.<br />

Must have garage, small<br />

section, central location.<br />

Phone 307 0190, leave<br />

message.<br />

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

POTATOES; Nadine &Agria<br />

5kg bags $5. This weekend<br />

only, ’special’ 10kg Nadine<br />

& Agria $7.50 per bag.<br />

Nadine seed potatoes<br />

$2.50kg. 81 Elizabeth<br />

Street, phone 027 531<br />

9103 or 03 308 3195.<br />

STORAGE available, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Self storage, variety<br />

of sizes. Phone Rainbow<br />

Storage 03 307 0401.<br />

HOME SERVICES<br />

ROOF COATINGS: All roof<br />

types, specializing in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep<br />

roofs not a problem. —<br />

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.<br />

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday 5 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 35<br />

ELECTION NOTICES<br />

Mount Hutt College is establishing anew Board of<br />

Trustees and is calling for nominations for 5parent<br />

representatives.<br />

Nominations close 13th <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, not<br />

30th August as previously advertised.<br />

Nomination forms and supporting information<br />

have been posted to all eligible candidates.<br />

TRAVEL<br />

PERSONAL<br />

Alone Is No Fun…<br />

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Meetvia Personalphone calls not<br />

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Call 0800 315 311<br />

to seewho is waitingtomeetyou!<br />

www.newbeginningsnetwork.co.nz<br />

Mt Hutt College<br />

BoardofTrustee<br />

Elections<br />

CARS WANTED<br />

CARS<br />

CARS<br />

WANTED!<br />

WANTED!<br />

TARANAKI, Wanganui,<br />

October 19-23; D.B.B.<br />

Tawhiti Colonial Museum,<br />

Elvis Presley collection,<br />

Pioneer Village, Pukeiti<br />

Gardens; flights, airport<br />

transfers. John &Kathleen<br />

Lawler, Rakaia. Phone 03<br />

302 7328.<br />

2202068<br />

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$500for any van, utetruck, 4WD*<br />

*Conditionsapply.<br />

Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813<br />

CARS FOR SALE<br />

2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF<br />

$4,999 Ad# 30904<br />

2002 Volkswagen Golf,<br />

2.3 V5 manual, 2,324cc,<br />

recently serviced,<br />

registered until August 2020.<br />

Search postanote.co.nz<br />

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2004 Honda Inspire for sale,<br />

excellent condition<br />

96,000kms, $6,500. Phone<br />

Andrew 307 2273.<br />

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

PANELBEATING and spray<br />

painting of cars, trucks,<br />

buses, horse floats &<br />

motorhomes, caravans,<br />

trailers, farm machinery, jet<br />

boats. Light engineering<br />

and aluminium welding.<br />

Bus &Truck Bodyworks, 17<br />

Range Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Phone 307 0378.<br />

WINDSCREENS -N.Z. Auto<br />

Glass, any car, anytime,<br />

anywhere. 24 hour emergency<br />

service. Phone Wilson’s<br />

Windscreens 03 308<br />

8485 (24 hours), 152 Wills<br />

Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

ADVERTISING space available<br />

in the next issue of The<br />

<strong>Courier</strong> Newspaper. Call us<br />

today 308 7664.<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

ASHBURTON Society of<br />

Arts, Short St. Studio ’Early<br />

Spring Show’. Guest Claire<br />

Forbes and local members<br />

exhibiting. Mon, Wed,<br />

10am - 2pm. Weekends<br />

11am -4pm. Continuing for<br />

4weeks. Enquiries 03 308<br />

4533.<br />

John Cowan will help you<br />

build your family the same<br />

way you build your house,<br />

with foundations of love<br />

and values and walls of<br />

boundaries and discipline.<br />

This will be afun evening<br />

with loads of laughs and<br />

easy to use tips.<br />

Peter Blacklow<br />

Call in atalk to the people who know...<br />

PETE’S PICK<br />

O F T H E W E E K<br />

Blacklows TradeZone <strong>Ashburton</strong> your locally<br />

owned &operated family business for 66 years<br />

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs<br />

&maintenance. Kerrick hot &cold waterblasters &industrial vacuum cleaners.<br />

Esseti welders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.<br />

ASHBURTON<br />

South Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> PHONE (03) 308-3147<br />

Email office@blacklows.co.nz FREEPHONE 0800 452 522<br />

HospiceMid Canterbury<br />

Dealing with alifelimiting illness?<br />

We can supportyou and<br />

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Allservices arefree.<br />

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387 email manager@hospicemc.nz<br />

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Do youneed financial help for<br />

tertiarystudy,your apprenticeship<br />

or personal development?<br />

Advance<strong>Ashburton</strong>CommunityFoundation<br />

has scholarships available NOW.<br />

www.advanceashburton.org.nz to apply<br />

Closing 14th October <strong>2019</strong><br />

A DOUBLE PASS TO<br />

“Growing GreatFamilies”<br />

Name:...........................................................................................................................<br />

Address:.......................................................................................................................<br />

Phone:..........................................................................................................................<br />

Simply fill in your details and drop into the <strong>Ashburton</strong><strong>Courier</strong>,<br />

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2202697<br />

2174450<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

SPITFIRE<br />

AIR COMPRESSOR<br />

Belt drive.50litre tank.<br />

Cast iron cylinder.<br />

Softstartvalve.<br />

SPITFIRE1350<br />

$818.13+GST<br />

(formerly SPCA)<br />

CANYOU HELP?<br />

We desperately need homes for<br />

our barn cats before<br />

newseason starts.<br />

Andwehaveatabbyand ablack<br />

andwhitekitten still available.<br />

Kindly sponsored by<br />

Ph308 4432<br />

180216<br />

2200627<br />

HakaterePresbyterian Parish<br />

(formerly St.Paul’s Church)<br />

FAIR<br />

65 Oxford St, Hampstead<br />

Saturday<br />

<strong>September</strong> 14<br />

9am -11am<br />

•Children’s Stall •FacePainting •BouncyCastle<br />

•Cakes &Produce•Sausage Sizzle •DevonshireTeas<br />

•HandcraftedGreeting Cards•Mystery Bottles/Jars<br />

•LuckyNumber Raffles •Chocolatewheel •Plants<br />

•Garage Sale/WhiteElephant<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Borough School<br />

OSCAR PROGRAMME<br />

Bookings areopen forthe next<br />

School HolidayProgramme<br />

30 <strong>September</strong> to 11 October<br />

Early Bird&Bulk Booking discountavailable.<br />

Forthe plan and bookings go to:<br />

https://ashborough.aimyplus.com<br />

2202049<br />

2197343<br />

Thur 5th &Fri 6th<br />

10.00 IT Chapter Two<br />

10.00 Dan Carter APerfect 10<br />

11.45 Palm Beach<br />

1.00 OnceUpon aTime in Hollywood<br />

1.40 Herbs Songs of Freedom<br />

3.20 IT ChapterTwo<br />

3.50 Angel Has Fallen<br />

6.00 Herbs Songs of Freedom<br />

6.20 TheKitchen<br />

7.45 IT Chapter Two<br />

8.15 Dan Carter APerfect 10<br />

R16<br />

G<br />

M<br />

R16<br />

PG<br />

R16<br />

R16<br />

PG<br />

R16<br />

R16<br />

G<br />

Sat7th &Sun 8th<br />

10.00 TheLion King<br />

10.00 ToyStory 4<br />

11.50 Secret LifeofPets<br />

12.10 IT Chapter Two<br />

PG<br />

GG<br />

R16<br />

1.30<br />

3.10<br />

Dan Carter APerfect 10 G<br />

OnceUpon aTime in Hollywood R16<br />

3.20 Hobbs &Shaw M<br />

5.45 Herbs Songs of Freedom PG<br />

6.10<br />

7.30<br />

8.20<br />

AngelHas Fallen<br />

IT Chapter Two<br />

TheKitchen<br />

R16<br />

R16<br />

R16<br />

Mon9th &Tues 10th<br />

10.00 Dan Carter APerfect 10 G<br />

10.00 Herbs Songs of Freedom PG<br />

11.45 Blindedbythe Light MMM<br />

11.45 Palm Beach<br />

1.40 Hobbs &Shaw<br />

1.45 TheKitchen<br />

R16<br />

3.40 ADogs Journey PG<br />

4.20 Angel Has Fallen R16<br />

5.45 Dan Carter APerfect 10 G<br />

6.30 TheKitchen<br />

R16<br />

7.30 IT Chapter Two R16<br />

8.20 Herbs Songs of Freedom PG<br />

Wed11th<br />

10.00 Dan Carter APerfect 10 G<br />

10.00 Herbs Songs of Freedom PG<br />

11.45 Blinded by the Light MMM<br />

11.45 Palm Beach<br />

1.40 Hobbs &Shaw<br />

1.45<br />

3.40<br />

4.20<br />

TheKitchen<br />

ADogs Journey<br />

TheKitchen<br />

R16<br />

PG<br />

R16<br />

5.45 Dan Carter APerfect 10 G<br />

6.15<br />

7.30<br />

8.00<br />

Herbs Songs of Freedom<br />

IT Chapter Two<br />

Angel Has Fallen<br />

PG<br />

R16<br />

R16<br />

NO COMPS<br />

Dan Carter APerfect 10,<br />

IT Chapter Two, TheKitchen<br />

Guess Who’sMoving?<br />

From Monday<br />

16th <strong>September</strong><br />

We will be operating from<br />

our new premises<br />

130 MooreStreet<br />

Same Friendly, Efficient Service<br />

Proudly Locally Owned and Operated<br />

130 MooreStreet,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

033087739 0277365818<br />

2202022<br />

BUS trip -Saturday Sept 14 -<br />

Leave 9.30; First stop<br />

Geraldine, time to browse;<br />

Speight’s Ale House, Timaru,<br />

lunch included, talk<br />

then walk on heritage buildings;<br />

stop Miaflora, Winchester<br />

before returning<br />

approx. 5pm. Historic<br />

Places Mid Canterbury<br />

$65pp, call Julie 308 3866<br />

after 6pm.<br />

THE <strong>Courier</strong> is the best way<br />

to advertise in Mid Canterbury.<br />

Ask anyone who<br />

regularly advertises with us<br />

and they’ll tell you, they get<br />

results.<br />

FARMING NOTICES<br />

WANTED four or five conventional<br />

bales reasonable<br />

quality lucerne hay. Can<br />

pick up or close to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

if delivery preferred.<br />

Please phone 03 308 0392.<br />

Entries close Wednesday 4pm, <strong>September</strong> 11, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Oneentry per person<br />

SATURDAY 14 th<br />

SEPTEMBER <strong>2019</strong><br />

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2007 TOYOTA AURIS<br />

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20<strong>05</strong> TOYOTA VITZ RS, 1500cc, 5speedmanual,alloys,39,000kms........................$9,995<br />

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2010 TOYOTA RACTIS GL, 1500cc, auto, ABS, twin air bags,44,000kms,<br />

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2003 FORD FOCUS, 5door,5speed,1600cc.................................................................... $5,995<br />

2004 HONDAINSPIRE, 3000ccclimatecontrol,auto.................................................... $5,995<br />

2006 TOYOTA AURIS, 5door,1800cc, auto, silver........................................................... $9,995<br />

2013 TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID, 1800cc, loaded with extras.......................................$16,995<br />

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2016 MITSUBISHI LANCER, NZ new,2000cc, auto......................................................$15,995<br />

2002 FORD FAIRLANE GHIA, white, auto.......................................................................... $7,990<br />

2012 VW PASSATCC, auto, 3000cc, loaded....................................................................$17,995<br />

1998 HONDAACCORD, 4door,auto, tidy ......................................................................... $2,995<br />

2000 TOYOTA CAMRY, high kmsbut tidy,auto............................................................... $3,995<br />

2010 MITSUBISHI GALANT SPORT, 1800cc, auto.......................................................... $9,995<br />

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UTES/4X4<br />

<br />

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2015 NISSAN NAVARA STXLTD, 450 manual,1owner,2.5L intercooled turbo,<br />

full leather......................................................................................................................... $31,990<br />

2001 TOYOTA HARRIER, SUV,4X4, petrol.......................................................................... $4,990<br />

2003 NISSAN MURANO 350X, auto, 4X4........................................................................$10,995<br />

2002 TOYOTA RAV4, 2400cc, SUV,4X4, silver ....................................................................$7995<br />

1999 DAIHATSUTERIOS, 5door,4X4, 5speed................................................................ $3,995<br />

1998 NISSAN TERRANO, RDM, diesel,2700cc, auto...................................................... $9,995<br />

1996 NISSAN TERRANO, RSR, diesel,3200cc, auto........................................................ $9,990<br />

1994 FORD COURIER, 2WD,flatdeck................................................................................... $6,990<br />

1996 MAZDABOUNTY, B2600 xcab,2600c,petrol, 5speed..................................... $9,900<br />

STATION WAGONS<br />

2003 FORD FUTURA, station wagon, auto........................................................................ $6,990<br />

20<strong>05</strong> PEUGEOT407, station wagon, diesel,auto........................................................... $6,495<br />

2002 TOYOTA COROLLAFEILDER, station wagon, petrol.......................................... $4,990<br />

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