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Angel’shalo is slipping­ she’safelinefilcher

Angel is afeline filcher.

The two­year­old tabby,the

belovedpet of Tayla Alexander,of

Hampstead,Ashburton, is not

content with mice.

Justoveramonth agoshe

startedbringing home leaves.

Thenshe decidedtobroaden

her approach by bringing home

newspapers.

Tayla knewitwas Angel as she

found tiny catteeth marks in the

paper.

ThenAngelstepped out ­she

startedbringing home shoes.

Men’s shoes.

Women’s shoes.

And jandals,and socks,and

hats.

Angel, Taylarealised, is a

kleptomaniac.

She hasevenbrought home

pairs of shoes.

Angel steals at night.

Not contentwith footwear and

clothing, Angelhas alsobrought

backteabags.

It is notunusual for hertobring

backfour or five at atime.

It is believedthey came from a

compostheap.

Tayla decidedenough was

enough, andput her plight on

socialmedia,hoping to find the

ownersofsome of thebooty.

One neighbour hasalreadybeen

in touch, saying it might be Angel

who has madeoff with their paper.

Tayla Alexander and Angel

Theysaidthey hadevidence of

Angel ­perhapstogowiththe

teabags ­carryingoff full slicesof

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Marie

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seven thefts by five different parties

over a recent weekend and that

needed to stop, said Salvation Army

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McDonald.

She said that despite signs stating

that CCTV cameras were in operation,

the thieves had hot footed it

with armfuls of donated items.

Mrs McDonald said the thefts

were unnecessary and they needed

to be ‘‘combatted’’.

‘‘We are now asking people to

drop any donations off to us during

our store opening hours of 9.30am

until 4.30pm Monday to Friday and

on Saturday from 9am until 1pm.

‘‘That way people will know that

when they give to the Salvation

Army, those items will go through

the store and for sale and not into

the hands of thieves.’’

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Cancer Society

volunteers Jenny

Proctor, Ann Craig and

Irene Paterson at the

Daffodil Day stand

outside Sim’s Bakery in

Tinwald last week. Ann

and Irene are wearing

specially crafted, and

exclusive, Daffodil Day

hats made by fellow

volunteer Sheena Clark.

Volunteers around the

district were taking

donations and had fresh

daffodil bunches,

button hole daffodils,

toy bears, pens and

bags available to help

fundraise money for the

annual Daffodil Day

appeal.

Selwyn’s election signs go west

Ashburton Ward election

candidate Selwyn

Price wants to know who

is stealing his signs.

Two of his election

signs were removed from

the fences of private

properties overnight.

‘‘I put up three election

signs, two on the

west side of town and one

on the east side, with the

blessing of the property

owners. This morning

(last week) Ihad atext

from one of the property

owners, on Belt Road,

saying the sign had gone

from her fence. When I

investigated, Ifound that

asecond sign, on Harrison

Street, had also disappeared.’’

Although there had

been some strong winds,

It’s ablast for area roads

It’s slippery in winter

and sticky in summer,

but thanks to watercutting

trucks, excess

bitumen on rural roads

around the Ashburton

District is being

removed to promote

better driver safety.

Ashburton council

has secured specially

designed water­cutting

trucks to blast off

excess bitumen sitting

on the road surface on

sections of Tinwald

Westerfield Mayfield

Road, Mt Hutt Station

Road, ForestDrive and

Beach Road East.

Excess bitumen on

the road surface can be

slippery in winter and

sticky in summer when

the hot temperatures

soften the bitumen.

Removing it also restores

the surface texture

of the road to

reduce slippage when

vehicles turn or brake.

The council will

focus on water­cutting

the wheel tracks of slippery

corners and intersections.

There are a limited

number of water­cutting

trucks in New Zealand,

however the council

managed to book the

trucks a few months in

advance from Fulton

Hogan.

The machine blasts

water at around 34,000

PSI (pounds per square

inch) tocut the bitumen.

the signs had been well

secured and it is not

likely that they had been

blown away, especially

as the sign on the east

side of town was still

intact, and that was the

only one exposed to the

nor’westers.

‘‘I understand that the

signs are attractive, and

potentially sought after,

but if they had waited

until elections end on

October 12th I would

have given them away,’’

Price joked.

He said it was dismaying

to speculate on

whether there was apolitical

motive.

‘‘Most of the candidates

know each other, and

many of us work together

on council. This is not how

we run political campaigns

in Ashburton, Mr Price

said.

He has replaced one of

the signs, but has had to

order more to be printed

before he is able to replace

the second sign.

Police have been notified.

Photo: One of the signs

taken.

Years for update

Ashburton Museum

director Tanya Robinson

said it could take

several years to update

its inventory of its collection.

She was asked during

areport to the Ashburton

council’s Service

Delivery Committee if

the museum had room

for the collection of

Ashburton Guardians

held by the Ashburton

Library, but she said it

had no shelves suitable

for bound papers.

However, it had digital

copies of the papers and

the National Library held

the best copies.

She said it would be

difficult to make abusiness

case for them to be

held there.

The museum had two

collections, the archives

from the Ashburton

council and the collection

of the Ashburton

Museum and Historical

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Aweather eye on

events in the sky

Wheels spin for Methven

$150,000 skate project

By Mick Jensen

The MetServicehas

three weatherradars on

the South Islandand one

of them is tucked away

on arise andinthe

middleofapaddock

between Dorieand

Rakaia.

ManyMid

Cantabrians wouldn’t

knowitexisted, butthe

radar provides very

useful weather data and

is oneofonly nine in the

country.

The radar tower is

18m talland recently

received apaint job. It

was changed fromgreen,

the colour of the nearby

trees, to alighter shade

thatblends with the sky

and will alsolast better

in theelements.

The radar was

commissionedin

February 1992 and was

the third in the

MeteorologicalService’s

(nowMetService)

programme.

The radar antenna

inside the dome is 4.2m

in diameter and records

all forms of precipitation

(rain, hail andsnow).

Earlier thisyear,and

whenthe weatherwas

warmer,the radarbeam

picked up high flying

insects. Theywere seen

not as aswarm,but each

insect was seenasabig,

fat raindrop.

The Rakaia radar

operates in two different

modes,both visibleon

the MetService.com

website.

In weather

surveillance mode,ithas

arange of 300km, while

in highresolution

doppler mode, the range

is 120km.

Theradar performs a

scan every sevenand a

half minutes andthat

scan appears on the

website minutes

afterwards.

TheRakaia radar’s

uptime is veryhigh,with

a99.5%averagedover

thelastsix years.

TheMetService will

buildafourth South

Island weatherradaron

theOtagocoast at

Hindon nextyear,a

projectexpected to cost

$2.8 million.

Other Mainland

radarsare alsolocatedat

Invercargill and

Hokitika.

TheMetService

intends upgradingthe

Rakaia radarinthe next

three years, using the

same technology that

will be installedinthe

newHindon radar.

Photo: The

MetService weather

radar is tucked awayin

themiddle of apaddock

between Dorieand

Rakaia.

The first sod has been

turned on the new

Methven Skatepark and

ground works will begin

next month.

The project has been

drivenbyKidz Methven

and will be on the corner

of Bank and McMillan

streets.

Supporters gathered

recently to mark the

landmark occasion,

with Kidz Methven

chair Liz McMillan saying

the turning of the

first dirt was a ‘‘significantday’’inthe

project’s

history.

She said Kidz Methven

has been formed in

2007 and it had taken a

long time to get to this

stage.

The fundraising

effort was now at

$90,000 and had been

boosted by a recent

sizeable donation from

the Mackenzie Charitable

Foundation.

Ms McMillansaid the

target goal was at least

$150,000 and there was

no date yet for an official

opening.

Kidz Methven will

lease the land from the

Ashburton council for

three years, with one further

right of renewal for

10 years.

Photo: Kidz Methven

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Getting the right mix for beloved domain, and aclub

The draft development

plan for Ashburton

Domain will go out for

consultation inFebruary,

and there is sure to be a

lot of interest in what, by

any measure, is apopular

part of the district.

The domain is wonderful

and its size and grandeur

says much for the

foresight of the district’s

founders and of the care

lavished onit today for a

team of dedicated staff.

Courier comment

People value such public

spaces.

Those with longer

memories will recall the

brouhaha when a plan

was disclosed to put a

road through Christchurch’s

Hagley Park,

and, here, you will recall

the fuss when it was

suggested Ashburton’s

new sports centre go into

the domain.

$20,000 support

Immigration New Zealand

has offered Ashburton

council an extra

$20,000 to implement

Welcoming Communities

projects in the coming

year.

The funding is to be

targeted on activities

that support migration

participation in the

community.

Council has accepted

the offer and will use the

money alongside other

funds.

Strategy and policy

manager Toni Durham

said the $20,000 was

offered to all towns

accepting refugees and

Immigration New Zealand

wanted to extend the

number of towns.

Sporting groups will

study the plan closely to

see how they will or will

not be affected, and some

may take the opportunity

to make other plans.

One group to be

impacted isthe Ashburton

Bowls Club, which

has its two greens and

clubhouse ­itreally is a

house, but used as a

clubroom­in the heart of

the domain.

It is suggested in the

draft that the club when

its lease expires in 2028

could be relocated to the

picnic area within the

domain or to the EA

Networks area.

The move issuggested

as the area it occupies is

seen as afuture hub for

the domain ­ a starting

point for people visiting

the domain.

It certainly is central.

Club members, to their

credit, have said little

about the proposal other

than that they will make

submissions when the

times comes.

We are sure they will.

It takes alot of work to

establish and maintain

bowls greens and the

thought of leaving their

MSA boss calling

time on his role

By John Keast

Simon McDonnell is

calling time.

He has run the Ashburton

Club and

Mutual School of Arts

for 27 years.

Before that, he

worked at Brophy

Knight and elsewhere

as an accountant

specialising in tax.

‘‘It just seemed the

right time. January and

February is quiet here,

so it’s agood time for

the new person tocome

in and he or she can put

their ideas into place.’’

Mr McDonnell said

the club was in good

heart and in terms of

membership, it would

be in the top 12 in New

Zealand.

In terms of bottle

sales, it would beat any

other club in New Zealand.

Mr McDonnell said

the club some time ago

saw on­premise trade

drop and decided then

to push bottle sales.

The bottle store is

now the biggest part of

the business.

Membership, too, has

doubled in Mr McDonnell’s

time.

When he joined,

there were no women

members ­but moves to

bring them in ­but their

inclusion and general

growth had boosted

member numbers.

He said local support

was the key to the club’s

success, and its central

location.

Mr McDonnell oversaw

the major extension

of the club, and work is

just starting on the

rebuild of the front of

the building.

The club restaurant

has closed and will be

rebuilt on the ground

floor, with the billiard

room and office

upstairs.

That workisexpected

Simon McDonnell: calling time on his long career.

to take around ayear.

Mr McDonnell said

the biggest challenge

was getting ‘‘bottoms

on seats’’ with the club

busiest onFridays, Saturdays

and Sundays.

But he sees astrong

future in Ashburton

and its growth.

‘‘The town will take

off; we are confident of

it.’’

Mr McDonnell said

he had no firm plans

other than to find his

feet.

His work has involved

all facets of operation,

area in the heart of the

domain must fill some

with dread.

We will see the extent

of their concerns (or not)

at submission time.

Though 2028 seems a

long way off, the club, if it

is to move, will needtime

to plan ­and money.

If its hand is forced, the

council would have to

help in the relocation.

but less night work these

days.

He does an hour or so

behind the bar on Fridays

to be the face of the

business and to keep in

touch with customers.

‘‘It’s part of the job

that you have to be prepared

todoeverything.’’

Mr McDonnell is 65

early next year but will

leave at the end of this

year.

It is likely though,

knowing so many people,

he will be back in the

New Year ­ onthe customer

side of the bar.

That might not be easy

with the building, which

has aconcrete floor.

The domain is one of

the district’s most­loved

spaces, and most would

favour its enhancement,

good though it already is.

But council must also

listen carefully, as we are

sure it will, to the concerns

of those who not

only wander in the space,

but those who play.

­John Keast

Column

Seven

It is the time when we see

election signs everywhere,

except, of course, on the

grassed area on the west side

of the highway at Tinwald.

They are not allowed there

now, and it almost seems odd

to come along that stretchof

road and not see them. But

we see them in paddocks, on

fences, and on social media.

We have even had an

anonymous note suggesting

that amayoral sign should

not be where it is (on ahall

fence)but we will leave that

to the appropriate

authorities, and apress

releaseoutlining that some

signs appear to have been

stolen.

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smaller one. That’s two.

Then he inherited one. Then

he won one. So that’s four.

Oh, and there was one he

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Road traffic trauma roadshow

Key emergency personnel will speak at the Road

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in Ashburton on Wednesday, September 11.

The road show will be at the Balmoral Hall,

Cameron Street, Ashburton, at 7pm.

Ashburton fire chief Alan Burgess, paramedic Stuart

Cooper, police officer Steve Burgerhout, intensive care

nurse Alice Brown and Sarah Dean, founder of the

trust, will speak.

The road show is an opportunity to hear the stories

of first responders and to find ways to help those facing

trauma.

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into the effects road crashes have had on them, while

also providing an insight into the support available.

In 2003, SarahDean was involved in one serious and

near fatal crash and another moderate crash 10 months

later.

She was injured in both.

‘‘What was so hard was that Ididn’t personally know

anyone who had been involved in aroad crash. Ithen

started to look for relevant support services, just

anything, and there wasn’t. It was quite an isolating

experience.’’

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Changes to the proposed

zone for Geraldine High

School will provide more

choice for Mid Canterbury

families, says Rangitata

MP Andrew Falloon.

‘‘Earlier this year the

Government put forward

aplan to limit the number

of students attending

Geraldine High School.

The proposal would have

cut off access to families

living in the Hinds area,

all the way down to the

Rangitata River.

‘‘Dozens of parents

contacted me, and after

holding public meetings

in Hinds and two others

in other affected areas

Winchester and Pleasant

Point, I wrote to the

Ministry of Education

putting forward those

concerns.

‘‘For some families,

particularly those in the

Ealing area, it would have

meant travelling 35 kilometres

to school at Ashburton

College rather

than 19 kilometres to

Geraldine, the closest

high school.

‘‘Waitaki MP Jacqui

Dean and Ialso delivered

the petition of Frances

Coles, signed by more

than 1,000 people, to

Parliament where it’s

being considered by a

Select Committee.

‘‘That pressure from

parents has worked, and

now the Ministry have

accepted my argument

that it makes no sense to

force students to travel

much further to attend

school. Families living

between the Hinds and

Rangitata Rivers will

have the choice to send

their kids to Ashburton

College or Geraldine

High School,’’ Mr Falloon

says.

Door open for local scholarships

Applications for scholarships

through the

Advance Ashburton

Community Foundation

are open and close on

October 14.

Executive officer Sandi

Wood said more than

$70,000 in scholarships

were available.

On offer are trade

scholarships, scholarships

for personal development

and tertiary study.

Anew scholarship this

year was one established

by the Ashburton Hearing

Association to support

study of audiology,

scholarships for hearingimpaired

people who

were studying, and helping

with training of teachers

to use and learn

sign language.

Past scholarship recipient

Isobel Fergusson said

Advance Ashburton

played apivotal role.

‘‘The help you receive

from being arecipient of

ascholarship is three fold.

‘‘The first being the

obvious, which is financial.

‘‘Every student can

appreciate the monetary

burden studyingcan have,

and having financial support

is amazing.

‘The foundation also

gives you an opportunity

to work on your skills,

such as completing aCV,

filling out an application

form, going through an

interview process and

developing networking

Todd rules out questions from councillor

Mayoral candidate Tony

Todd says he is happy to

take part in any debate,

but will not participate

in an online question

and answer forum proposed

by Selwyn Price,

who is seeking reelection

in the Ashburton

Ward.

Mr Price, in his Councillor

Selwyn Price Facebook

page said: ‘‘As a

voter, over the next few

weeks I will be asking

each of the mayoral

candidates questions

through their FB (Facebook)

pages. I’d encourage

all voters todo the

same, either on FB or in

person. As acommunity,

we need to get the best

person for the job, and

to ensure that progress

made in how we are

governed is not lost.’’

Mr Todd, in a reply

sent to all mayoral

candidates and the

media, said he had a

promotional programme

planned and assumed

other candidates would

too.

‘‘With my own promotionIwill

be available

at all times to answer

questions that votersand

media in our district may

ask.

‘‘Now Iwould suggest

that it is the media who

have amajor role to play

in this campaign and

‘leading the charge’ in

initiating debate leading

up to polling day.

‘‘While you say you

are avoter in our community,

Selwyn, you are

also asitting councillor

In May, Mr Falloon

wrote to the Ministry of

Education.

In it, he said anumber

of families affected by the

proposed changes had

children at Geraldine

High School, and had

younger children they

wished to send.

‘‘Part of the proposal

put forward by the ministry

suggests that aban on

siblings access could be

in place for several years.

‘‘I’m sure you will

agree it makes little sense

for afamily to have one

child at one high school

while requiring another

to go to aschool more

than 50km away.’’

Mr Falloon said that

despite its size, Geraldine

High School ran two

very successful programmes

(the Primary

Industries Academy and

Outdoor Recreation programme)

which could be

put at risk if the zone

went ahead with acorresponding

drop in student

numbers.

Parents also raised the

promise made when

Pleasant Point High

School closed that

students would always

have access to Geraldine

High School.

Photo: Rangitata MP

Andrew Falloon, Waitaki

MP Jacqui Dean and

petitioner Frances Coles

with pupils at Geraldine

High School.

skills by attending events.

‘‘And lastly, when you

are studying late at night,

stressing aboutyour exams,

wondering if this is really

what you want to be doing

... you think about your

community, the one that’s

backing you, rooting for

you to realise your dreams

and believing in you that

you can do this.’’

seeking re­election.

‘‘And personally Idon’t

believe it’s a role you

should play in promoting

and controlling this online

event. This is why I will

not be participating with

your programme.’’

Mr Price is activeonline

and said he would ask

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candidates over the next

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By John Keast

Pauline Denzey is ankle­deep in bookings,

inquiries ­and flour.

By day, Pauline runs The Cottage

Pantry and gallery in Geraldine, but

when she has sorted the last of the flour

and cornflakes, she turns her attention

to the Geraldine Festival, which runs

from November 14 to 17.

The Geraldine Festival ­itwas known

as the Arts and Plants Festival ­isinits

31st year ­and it has had afacelift.

Pauline leads the organising committee

and ‘‘I felt it was in need of arebrand

and afreshen up’’.

A big new feature this year is the

Battle of the Sounds in which amateurs

vie for $5000 for first, $3000 for second

and $1000 for third.

Entries are from around the country

and are from folk to rock.

In the past, the committee paid for

bands to perform.

Now, bands meet their own cost of

getting to Geraldine but stand to win

good prize money.

All the bands ­ around 10 are

envisaged ­will perform in the Geraldine

Domain on the Saturday.

Another big change is the art exhibition,

which will be in the Geraldine

Academy of Performance and Art and

run for nine to 10 days.

Prizes and categories have also been

changed, giving amateur artists more of

achance to win prizes.

The theme this year is Geraldine’s

Gone Batty, a light­hearted play on

words to support the long­tailed bat

found in and around Geraldine.

There will be amarket in town on the

Friday, as usual, with 130­odd stalls, and

around 250 stalls, many new, on the

Saturday.

Pauline said she wanted the festival to

Pauline Denzey with aposter

advertising the Battle of the Sounds.

celebrate everything Geraldine had to

offer and to give an opportunity for local

groups to fundraise at the festival.

Any interested groups should get in

touch.

Pauline is no stranger to organisation.

In Britain she worked for the Norfolk

County Council and was involved with

organising royal visits.

Each English county, she said, had a

lord­lieutenant, the monarch’s personal

representative in the county.

In collaboration with that person,

council staff would arrange and oversee

visits.

Pauline said she had met many

members of the Royal family and was

well aware how hard they worked behind

the scenes.

Another feature of the festival is

gardens, with around 20 open to the

public over the weekend.

The festival has aFacebook page and

awebsite for further details.

Brenda’s settled into art

By John Keast

Brenda Knight has worked in caves, as

atravel agent and as adetective.

She never thought she would bean

artist.

Now she is.

Mrs Knight was invited to exhibit

her work at the Mt Hutt Memorial

Hall, and her art will beondisplay

until October 3.

It has been aroad of many turns.

Mrs Knight was brought up on a

dairy farm inHorowhenua with three

younger brothers.

Later, at university in Otago, she

excelled atsport.

Nowhere in her schedule ­onher

radar at all ­was art.

After university, she did avariety of

jobs: was acave guide, atravel agent.

Then in 2005 she joined the police

and wound up as adetective in the

family violence team.

Then in 2015, out of the blue, she

quit.

‘‘I just went in and resigned.’’

She said police work, was acalling,

and had stress, but that was not why

she left.

Deep down, she said, she wanted to

grow herself.

Art, in the oddest of ways, beckoned.

At the time, she and her husband

were renovating ahouse.

She wanted alarge, funky, abstract

piece for awall and could not find

what she wanted.

So the independent girl of farming

stock decided to do it herself.

That was the start.

House renovated, she started putting

paint on canvas.

There was never aplan; just colour

and the hope something would

emerge.

Brenda Knight and one of her

works on display at the Mt Hutt

Memorial Hall until October 3.

‘‘The background to my paintings is

all colour, then apicture pops out. It is

based on listening tomyintuitions.’’

Mrs Knight has learned to trust her

intuition,freeing herselftotrust in her

own ability.

She says her paintings are sometimes

triggered by people she meets,

or, oddly, places she has yet to visit.

The latter has arisen when she has

visited places, such as Mexico, and

realised, somehow, she has painted

what she saw there.

‘‘I try to paint what excites me; I

keep meeting the right people. It’s

syncronicity (meaningful coincidences).’’

Mrs Knight, for the moment, is

concentrating onher art, but she has

run workshops on unleashing creative

freedom techniques, such as those that

took her from cave exploring to

policing to trusting her intuition in art.

And Mrs Knight loves coming to

Mid Canterbury, where the scenery is

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0800 2MEMORY

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Family Notices

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

BOYD, Zita Amelia: Passed

away 30 August 2019,

quietly in her sleep, atthe

age of 96. Lovedmother and

grandmother. A memorial

service for Zita will be held

at our Chapel, Cnr East and

Cox Streets, Ashburton

on Friday September 6,

commencing at 2.00pm.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

BURNS, Vicki Dianne (née

Colligan) 09/10/1958 -

02/09/2019: Loved mother

and mother-in-lawofStacey

&Zinny, Melissa, Richardand

Mary. Grandma to Stella,

Bonnie &Blythe, Caitlin and

Baby Burns. Much loved

partner of Danny. Sister to

Brenda and sister in law of

Dennis. You will be sadly

missed.

Messages to: c/- The Burns

Family,5Joy Place, Rolleston

7614.

Aprivate family service will

be held in Ashburton on

Friday.

BUTTERICK, Gilbert Warren:

28-06-43 - 01-09-19. On

Father’s Day, Gilbert passed

away peacefully at home,

surrounded with love.

Amazing Dad and father in

lawofDarryland Lyn, Fiona,

Michael and Rachel, Shane

and Anna, Aaron and Jane.

Loved Grandad and mate

to Jack, Annabel, Emma,

Charlotte, Penny, Pippa,

Rafferty, Eli, Silva, Zea, and

Lewis. Loved son of the late

Rex and Thelma, brother

and brother in law of

Jenette and the late Graeme

Storrier. and loved uncle of

the late Duncan, and Trudi

and great uncle of Soraya,

and Mace. Inlieu offlowers

donations to the Cancer

Society would be greatly

appreciatedand maybeleft

at the service. Acelebration

of Gilbert’s life will beheld

at his home, 159 Wilkins

Road, Tinwald on Thursday

September 5, commencing

at 2.30pm.

Followed by

private cremation at the

AshburtonCrematorium.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

CHRISTIAN

Henry,

Jonothan

(Bloomfield):

Passed away at Coldstream

Lifecare on August 22,

2019. Aged 72 years. At

Jonothan’s request aprivate

cremation has been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

GIBSON, Patricia Mary

(Pat): On September 1,

2019 at Ashburton. Aged

81 years. Loved wife ofthe

late Ray. Lovedmother and

mother in lawofNicolaand

the Late Brian Thomson,

Ross and Deborah, and

Kathryn. LovedGrandma of

Grace; Olivia, Mollie, Jack,

and Sophie. Messages

to Gibson family, POBox

472, Ashburton 7740.

A service to celebrate

Pat’s life will be held at St

Stephen’s Anglican Church,

Park Street, Ashburton on

Thursday September 5,

commencing at 11.30am.

Followed by interment at

the Ashburton New Lawn

Cemetery.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

Birth notices listed by

parents will continue

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Notices column. The

initial death notice

lodged by a funeral

director will be listed

without charge. There

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of $15 for subsequent

notices related to the

same death, up to a

maximum of 35 words

and on aper-line basis

after that.

The same low

charges apply to

other family notices,

such as engagements,

acknowledgements, in

memoriam notices and

anniversaries.

SHAW: Ngaio Mavis:

On September 1, 2019,

passed away peacefully

at Rosebank Resthome,

Ashburton with her family

by her side. Aged 85 years.

Dearly loved and devoted

wifeofthe late Owen.Much

loved mother and mother

in law of Christine and

Vince, and David,and Janet.

Dearly loved Grandma of

Bridget,Theresa and Steven

and great Grandma ofAmy,

Holly,and Riley.

“May she rest in peace”

Messages to the Shaw

family, P O Box 472,

Ashburton 7740. Special

thanks to the staff at

Rosebank for their love and

care ofNgaio. Acelebration

of Ngaio’s life will be held at

our Chapel,Cnr East and Cox

Streets,AshburtononFriday

September 6, commencing

at 10.30am. Followed by

interment atthe Ashburton

New Lawn Cemetery.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

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THOMAS: Margaret

Ruth, (Ruth): Passed away

peacefully at Coldstream

Lifecare, Ashburton on

August 29, 2019, with her

loving husband Peterbyher

side. Loved Mum ofSharon

and Kevin Hedge and

Andrew and Rosie. Amuch

loved Gran of Matthew

and Julita, Ben and Lisa,

and Anastasia; Samantha,

Jayden, Georgia and great

Gran of Victor. Messages

to the Thomas family, PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

In lieu of flowers donations

to Alzheimer’s Canterbury

would be appreciated and

may beleft atthe service.

A memorial service to

celebrate Ruth’s life will be

held at our Chapel,Cnr East

and CoxStreets, Ashburton,

on Saturday, September 21,

commencing at 11.00am.

Paterson’s

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FDANZ

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Supporting the community

96 Tancred Street,Ashburton. Phone 307 8317

HART, Penelope Jane

(Penny): Chris and Mary-

Jean, Anthony and Kirsty,

Michelle and Andrew,

wish to thank everyone

most sincerely for the love

and support shown to us

with the recent passing

of a very much treasured

sister, sister-in-law, aunt,

great aunt and super friend

(Penny). We appreciated

all those beautiful flowers,

cards and tributes, phone

calls and home visits. A

big thank you toDrPenny

Holdaway, Ashburton

Hospital and staff at Ward

1and 2, St George’s Cancer

Care and Radius Millstream

staff for the super care of

Penny during her illness.

Thank you to Barry and

team at Paterson’s Funeral

services for your care and

to all who attended Penny’s

funeral service. Abig thanks

to all whomade adonation

to Ashburton Cancer

Society, this was very much

appreciated.

Ashburton District Council

- Penny’s long term

employer, many thanks for

your support and caring

during Penny’sillness.

God gavemeabeautiful gift

When he gavemeyou

Not only abig sister

But abest friend too

Close to our hearts

Youwill forever stay

Lovedand remembered

Every single day.

As many addresses are

unknown please accept

this as our personal

acknowledgement.

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have been making and

firing seed balls by catapult

into areas of gorse at

nearby Wakanui Beach to

encourage positive

growth.

On Tuesday around 40

children came armed to

the beach with 385 seed

balls made by rolling soil,

clay, seed, fertiliser, egg

shells and coffee grounds

together.

The seeds include flax,

shore ribbonwood and oi

oi.

On hand to help the

youngsters with the fun,

but purposeful exercise,

was local Forest and Bird

member Val Clemens

and Ashburton council

open spaces planner Bert

Hofmans.

Val Clemens said the

idea was that the seed

would grow in the gorse,

which in turn would shelter

it and act as a‘‘nurse

crop’’.

Once the seed grew

and got over the top of

the gorse, the gorse would

be shaded and then die,

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Wakanui School

students crafted their own

catapults for the seed

bombing exercise, making

them at home and school.

A clay bird trap gun

and hand­held ball

slingers also proved effective

on the day.

It is not the first time

children from the school

have got their hands dirty

to support growth at their

local beach reserve.

In April they helped

plant 300 natives at the

site.

In autumn 2017 they

picked native seeds from

the beach area, nurtured

the plants, and put 600

native shrubs like flax,

cabbage tree, shore ribbonwood

and coprosma

back in the ground the

following year.

The Wakanui Beach

conservation and restoration

project has been

well­supported by the

community and Ashburton

council over the last

few years and abiodiversity

committee manages

the project.

Photo: Wakanui school

pupils Bree Muir and

Brooke Stewart, both 10,

prepare to launch.

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Life educations work

recognised with awards

Ray King (left) and

Roger Scammell have

been presented with New

Zealand Life Education

Trust life membership

awards.

Ray King served for 16

years on the Mid and

South Canterbury Life

Education Trust.

He was chairman for

nine of those years and

served athree­year term

on the national board.

Mr Scammell is serving

his thirteenth year as

amember of the Mid and

South Canterbury Trust

Success for local bridge players

Ashburton players won

the intermediate and junior

bridge tournaments

in Ashburton on Saturday.

Audrey and Jim

Rooney (top, right) won

the intermediate event

with an average score of

57.58 per cent across the

two sessions of play.

This gave them a1.70

margin over the Christchurch

pair of Mike

Bunce and Jean Rath

who finished second.

In the junior section,

Debbie Seddon­Sewel

and Janine Havis (right,

below) won both sessions

of play for an average

score of 59.67 and aclear

3.57 margin of victory

over second place­getters

Wayne and Jennifer

Pierce from Christchurch.

The event was well

attended with 80 players

from around Canterbury

participating together

with one pair from

Franklin.

and is the chairman.

They were presented the

awards by Michelle Dow,

the Life Education

national service centre

representative.

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Carrfields teaming up

to explore hemp uses

Ashburton­based agribusiness

group Carrfields

is teaming up

with Hemp NZ and NZ

Yarn to explore consumer

and industrial

uses for hemp fibre.

A research team

from the three groups

will use fibre sourced

from a new hemp

processing facility, due

to open in Burnside, in

Christchurch by the

end of the year.

It was expected the

facility will pave the

way for groundbreaking

research and

development into

hemp and linseed flax

fibre products, stretching

from yarn to construction

materials.

Under apartnership

established late last

year, Hemp NZ, which

grows and processes

hemp nationwide,

bought a 15 percent

interest in NZ Yarn,

which produces wool

yarn for the carpet

industry.

Hemp NZ is now

about to install the

state­of­the­art hemp

fibre processing equipment

­ the first of its

kind in New Zealand ­

in a 3000m2 space at

the NZ Yarn factory.

The new hemp

processing facility,

called adecorticator, is

being imported from

the UK in two separate

shipments.

It will separate hemp

stalks into fibre (which

can be woven) and

hurd (a woody core

material which has fire

retardant and insulating

properties).

The research team

will use fibre from the

new machinery to trial

Harvesting hemp

various innovations,

said Colin McKenzie,

group CEO of NZ

Yarn and CP Wool.

‘‘There are many,

many potential uses for

hemp and flax fibre in

woven products and it

has tremendously exciting

potential across a

variety of sectors.

Among the possible uses

we are exploring are

wool and hemp blends

for use in soft flooring,

and we know from

conversations with our

customers that there is

already strong interest in

this type of product.’’

‘‘Further down the

track we’re also looking

at how hemp fibre could

be used to produce a

natural replacement for

carbon composites,

which could be moulded

and used for building

materials as well as in

many other industrial

applications,’’ Mr

McKenzie said.

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Good season for football

By Mick Jensen

The goal posts are down and

another successful season has been

ticked off by Mid Canterbury

United Football Club.

The final games of the season

were played at the weekend, with

the district’s top two senior men’s

teams both in action in cup finals in

Ashburton Domain.

High flying Mid Canterbury

United claimed adeserved 4­1 win

over Halswell, helped by adominant

second half display.

The team, managed by goalkeeper

Marty Fitzgerald, enjoyed a

great campaign in the Mainland

Senior Men’s Division 1 league,

going toe for toe with Saturday’s

opposition before taking the title

on goal difference in the last game.

The team, which features agood

mix of youth and experience, now

needs to decide if it wants to step

up agrade for asecond consecutive

season.

The second senior men’s team

lost their cup final on Saturday 3­0,

but also enjoyed a very good

regular season, finishing top of the

Division 5competition after being

promoted from Division 6part way

through the season.

Mid Canterbury United Football

Club spokesman Roger Dakers

said it had been ‘‘a very successful’’

season on the football front for the

club.

There had been big increases in

local numbers, with 24 teams

involved in the four to eight years

grade and 16 teams in junior

competitions.

Mid Canterbury United striker Luke Martin bagged two goals on

Saturday and was asharp shooter all season. (Photo: Doug

Bovett)

The 13th grade team had finished

third in the Division 1

competition, but had won the cup

competition.

The senior women’s team finished

third in their Division 1

competition and the Masters team

had dominated the Division 3

competition played in South Canterbury.

Mr Dakers said five teams would

play in various South Island junior

tournaments in the upcoming

school holidays.

He said some long­serving committee

members were standing

down at the annual meeting on

September 10 (7pm at EA Networks

Centre) and new committee

members were needed to help to

continue to drive the game forward.

Mid Canterbury United has

appointed Darren Cavill as its new

development officer.

He brings with him valuable

coaching experience and has

already been involved in running

the Football in Schools programme.

A new club website is being

developed and footballers can also

keep up to date with future events

via the Mid Canterbury United

Facebook page.

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Litter clean up on Saturday

The community is being invited to help

clean up Ashburton as part of awider

national litter campaign.

Ashburton Clean Up Day is set for

this Saturday (September 7).

Rubbish collectors are asked to meet

at the West Street car park to lend a

Cadet shootershit mark

Sharp shooters: with their shooting badges are cadets Michael Bradley,

Nadine Cabanatan and Elizabeth Hastie.

Three sharp shooters from Ashburton

Cadet Unit have been on the mark and

earned badges recently.

Cadet Michael Bradley has received

his marksman shooting badge for a

score of over 80.

He shot ascore of 84, the highest in

the unit so far this year and if no­one

hand between 10am and 1pm.

Areas to be tackled include central

Ashburton.

The clean up initiative is the brainchild

of anti litter organisation Keep

New Zealand Beautiful and is supported

by GJ Gardner Homes.

betters it over the next five shoots, he

will earn the the unit’s shooting trophy.

Others claiming shooting badges

were cadets Nadine Cabanatan and

Elizabeth Hastie, who both received

their basic proficiency shooting badge

for shooting over 60 in two separate

shoots.

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Taking alook at home

By Mick Jensen

Ashburton Museum’s

next exhibition aims to

take areflective look at

the important things that

make the district aplace

to call home.

Called Ashburton

Feels Like Home, the

exhibition will feature

displays of art and

objects that evoke memories

of home.

The community is also

invited to sit down

around a table and to

reflect on what they love

about living here, or

about what is missing

compared with aprevious

homeland.

Local home movies

from the past will also run

to accentuate the feeling

of home and local community.

Ashburton Museum

director Tanya Robinson

said the exhibition was a

challenge to curate in

many ways, but it would

offer afeel­good, reflective

look on the subject.

She said the exhibition

would cover both the

Murney Family Room

space and also the area at

the rear of the museum,

where atable and chairs

would be set up and

people encouraged to

have conversations.

‘‘We are desperate to

get our hands on agood

old fashioned formica kitchen

table and associated

chairs to help get those

conversations going.

‘‘We want people to

discuss what’s important

about home from their

perspective and the small

things that making living

here so special.’’

Ms Robinson said

those thoughts could be

anything from the crunch

of gravel on your driveway,

the glimpse of your

house when you come

around the corner, or

familiar smells and

sounds.

Anumber of items in

the museum collection

have been earmarked for

the exhibition.

They include paintings

showing familiar landmarks,

slate from a

manure shed at the Fairton

freezer works and a

spoon made from kauri

More homes being built in NZ

The number of new

homes consented

reached 35,472 in the

year ended July 2019, the

most consented in ayear

since the mid­1970s.

Figures from Stats NZ

show it is the first time

the number of new

homes consented in a

year has been over 35,000

since December 1974,

when 35,036 new homes

were consented.

taken from the old Rangitata

Bridge at Arundel.

Ashburton Feels Like

Home opens on September

20 and runs until

mid November.

Anyone able to loan a

formica table and chairs

can contact the museum

on 307 7890.

Photo: Ashburton

Museum senior curator

Maryann Cowan and

museum director Tanya

Robinson discuss ideas

for the upcoming exhibition.

The record for new

homes consented peaked

at 40,025 in February

1974.

The population of

New Zealand in the mid­

1970s was around 3million,

compared with about

4.9 million today.

In Mid Canterbury some

149 new homes were consented

for the year ended

June 2019, compared to

146 in the previous year.

Classmates prepare for

reunion later this month

By Mick Jensen

It’s been a long time

between lessons for the

form 3B students who

started at Methven High

School in 1969, but those

memories will soon be

rekindled at an overdue

class reunion.

It is the first reunion for

the former classmates, who

started their secondary

school education 50 years

ago.

The get­together is being

organised by Judith Lilley

(nee Marshall), Judy

Skevington (nee Stewart),

Dick Masters and Kit Kennedy

and some 70 per cent

of form 3B are expected to

attend.

Former Methven High

School deputy Bill Corbett,

now 92, is also confirmed, as

is former physical education

teacher Bryan Blackwell.

Mr Kennedy said he

remembered 1969 because

as well as starting a new

school, it had been the year

of the moon landing and

some great music was

playing on the airwaves.

He said the Methven

High School roll had been

around 500, similar to

today’s roll at Mt Hutt

College.

The school layout had

also not changed too much

over five decades.

His class of school starters

were 14 and 15 year olds

and were regarded as more

practical students, compared

with form 3A, who

were the ‘‘academic’’ types.

‘‘Our form teacher was

Bill Liddell and the headmaster

was Cuth Reid ­they

were both good guys.

‘‘In fact, Iremember alot

of good people, both

students and teachers, and

good times.’’

Mr Kennedy said he had

attended the school for

three and half years before

heading into the workforce.

Classmate Judith Lilley

said she remembered the

school uniform ­ a gym

frock and white blouse ­and

the school colours of black

and white.

Some of the parents of

pupils in her class were

close and students enjoyed

some good socials at the

picture theatre.

‘‘There were no memorable

school romances to

talk about,’’ she said.

Mrs Lilley said she had

kept in touch with a few

classmates.

Two had died over the

years and a couple more

had not yet been tracked

down for the reunion,

although she hoped they

might still come forward.

One former class mate

was well known harness

racing driver Maurice

McKendry, who received a

New Zealand Order of

Merit award for services to

harness racing last year.

The Methven High

School class reunion starts

with an informal gathering

at the Blue Pub on September

27, when former 3B

students will be joined by

some of their counterparts

from form 3A.

The following evening

the same venue will host a

dinner for just former 3B

students and their partners.

Anyone wanting to know

more about the reunion can

contact Kit Kennedy on

0220 848 320.

Photo: Methven High

School class of 1969

students Judith Lilley and

Kit Kennedy with acopy of

the old class photo.

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Art helps with alphabet

Ashburton ArtGallery’s Maori

alphabetexhibitionAEIOU is

helping youngsters gettogrips

with the basics of theMaori

language.

Thewhole of Hampstead

Schoolvisitedthe exhibition last

week to brushupontheir

language skillsand anumber of

otherschool groups arebooked

in overthe coming weeks.

Theexhibition explores each

of the15letters of theMaori

alphabetand features objects

andart fromthe Rotorua

Museumand Ashburton Art

Gallerycollections.

Ashburton ArtGallery

manager Shirin Khosraviani

said feedback fromthe

exhibition hadbeen good.

It haddrawnanumber of first

time visitors to the gallery and

wasseenasausefuland easy

waytolearnthe Maori alphabet.

Acommunitycultural art

projectassociated with the

exhibition is alsotakingshape.

More than50kowhaiwhai

patterns, traditionally painted in

Maori meeting houses, have

been designedoncardboard

rollsand addedtoa

collaborative,evolving art

display.

TheMaori alphabet

exhibition runs untilNovember

3.

Hampstead School Year 3pupils Liberty Morgan and Jackson

Bishop, both 7, enjoy aclass visit to the exhibition and sit down

to write down ideas for the Maori letter ‘T’.

Truck show at showgrounds

The Ashburton Truck Show, raising money for Child

Cancer, is on at the Ashburton Showgrounds this

Saturday, from 9am to 4pm.

There willbetrucks of all shapes andsizes on display

as well as trade stalls, entertainment for the kids, food

and beverage stalls.

Entry costs $10 for families, $5 for adults, $2for

children under 15, while children under five are free.

Following the show there is an evening charity

auction and dinner function, with guest speaker

former­All Black Stu Wilson, at the Collegiate Rugby

Clubrooms, onSmithfield Road, in Ashburton.

The meal is cateredbyAll Fed Up and there are bar

facilities onsite for purchasing drinks.

It starts from 5.30pm until late. Tickets to the

evening event cost $25 and can be brought from Rick

Harkness (027 326 4862), or Jarrod Ross (027 259

4644).

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Bird

vote

soon

Voting dates have

been announced for

Forest &Bird’s Bird

of the Year competition.

Now in its 14th

year, New Zealanders

are being

asked to campaign

and vote for their

favourite native bird,

while at the same

time learning about

the conservation

challenges facing

native animals.

Voting opens on

October 28 and closes

on November 10.

During this time

enthusiastic New

Zealanders will campaign

for their favourite

bird using only

creativity, humour,

and sneaky tactics.

The kereru flew to an

early lead in 2018,

and managed to take

top spot with over

2000 votes. The winner

will be announced

on November 11.

Bowlers roll up to

big indoor event

The numbers may have

been down, but competitive

spirit remained

high atthe Mid Canterbury

Federation of

Women’s Institutes

annual indoor bowls

competition.

Twelve women, in

teams of three, ranging

from novice to those

with afair bit of bowling

experience, competed

for the district’s title at

the Ashburton Indoor

Bowls Stadium.

It’s a high accolade;

the wining team ­which

was Lowcliffe WI­will

represent the district’s

WI Federation in the

Canterbury regional

finals, to be held in

Ashburton later this

month.

The Lowcliffe WI

team, made upofmembers

Denise Clark,

Mavis Wilkins and Jude

Vaughan, will compete

against other WI’s from

within the Canterbury

region including North

Canterbury, Canterbury

District and Waimate.

Ashburton

Rotary Club

The regional finals

will be held atthe Ashburton

Indoor Bowls

Stadium on September

20.

Right, Women’s

Institutes members

(bowler) Denise Clark

(Lowcliffe) and Annette

Simister (Hinds) keep

an eyeonthe ballduring

the Mid Canterbury

Federation of WI’s

indoor bowls competition,

and, above, Jude

Vaughan plays.

Safekids hosts two workshops

Safekids Aotearoa ishosting

two workshops in Ashburton

on October 9.

Theworkshops are seen

as anetworking opportunity

for health and safety

professionals, and information

sharingand interesting

for the wider community.

The first, called Make

Your Home a Safety

Zone, is part ofSafekids’

Home Safety Programme

and aimed at delivering

life­saving safety messages

to families and communities.

The workshop runs

from 1pm until 5pm and

afternoon tea will be provided.

The second workshop

looks at digital tools and

will focus on how collaboration

using Facebook

and Instagram can help

share safety messages and

build safer communities.

It will teach how to use

the social media platforms

to connect with communities

in order to increase

engagement and the reach

of business messaging.

The workshop runs for

an hour from 5.30pm.

Both community workshops

are free and will be

held inthe Rakaia Room

at Community House Mid

Canterbury (44 Cass

Street).

Contact charism@adhb.govt.nz

for more

information.

Strong rural

sector gives

outlook fillip

The Ashburton District average.

has agood economic outlook,

On the civic engagement

thanks to a strong

rural sector, butnow anew front, just under 42

per cent of Kiwis participate

report also shows ourwellbeing

in local elections,

is in apositive space,

too.

while there is a53.4 per

cent voter turnout in the

The Infometrics Ashburton District. There

Regional Wellbeing is also greater turnout for

report has found that the general elections in the

district has better wellbeing

district than the national

outcomes than the

national average inthree

areas: housing, health and

average (82 per cent and

79 per cent, respectively).

Housing wellbeing highlights

civic engagement and

people’s ability to

governance.

access and use suitable

The district also scores shelter, along with the

highly for safety, social extended benefits ofsatisfactory

connections, and income

and consumption. living conditions,

including privacy, safety,

The other outcomes personal space, and space

included in the report for a family. Adequate

(nineintotal) are environment,

housing allows security of

knowledge and living in an area, with a

skills, and jobs and earnings.

Both housing and civic

engagement and governance

had the greatest difference

between the district

reasonable (not overbearing)

cost for the provision

of shelter.

The third area Ashburton

performed better in

thannationally was health.

and the national This area highlights peo­

average .

ple’s ability to live life free

The report showed from illness and injury.

there are less crowded Having better health outcomes

houses, more affordable

provides people

rent and agreater rate of

home ownership in the

district than the national

with afoundation to be an

active and engaged member

of society.

Plumber third

Ashburton apprentice

plumber Jon Baker was

third in the regional Young

Plumber of the Year award

in Christchurch.

Jon, 28, is two and ahalf

years into a four­year

plumbing and drainlaying

apprenticeship with Stocker

Solutions, Ashburton.

Mr Baker was awildcard

entry in the Canterbury/West

Coast finals.

The three­hour competition

involved hooking up

wastepipes, rain water pipes,

back­flow preventiondevices

and a detailed theory test

involving anything about the

profession.

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We use these funds to support many worthwhile local community projects.

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• Tours&charters

• Schooltrips/camps

• Sportstrips

• Weddings

• Conference/

Special eventtransport

• Minibus rentals

All Fed Up

Phone: 03 308 2992

Email: ashburton@pearsonscoachlines.co.nz

www.pearsonscoachlines.co.nz

All Fed Up willcater for small

groups rightthroughtoagathering

of around400 people.

There is plentyofflexibility when

choosing amenu,but Dan finds

most functions nearChristmas

favour the traditionalChristmas

menu ofhot ham, turkey, saladsand

breads.

This is usuallyfollowed by arich

plum pudding and the NZ favourite,

pavlovaand fruit salad.

Costs are reasonableand are

chargedonaper headbasis.

2196023

2195983

One of the greatest benefits

is that All FedUpcan come to

you,anywhere in the district

and even further afield, and at

atime to suit whetheritbe

breakfast,lunchordinner.

The venuesmay change but

the quality of the foodis

consistently high.

Give Dan acall on 03 307

2278or027 432 6047 to ensure

you get All Fed Up’s

professional caterers on the

dateyou want.

Mobile Catering

s

at its best

Call Dan and Heather Lysaght at

“All Fed Up” ”todiscuss your

planned event and the menu

options available.

Weddings, 21sts, Reunions,

Meetings, Birthdays

&anyoccasion -

will tailor-make amenu to suit.

Great Service

Great Food!

Phone/Fax (03) 307 2278

Dan 0274 326 047

Email: danlysaght747@gmail.com

www.allfedup.co.nz

Tinwald

Memorial

Hall

Weddings,concerts,

socials, dances or

reunions. If you’rein

needofalarge hall

for your weddingor

socialfunction, or just

after aroomfor a

meeting space, book

the Tinwald

Memorial Hall.

The hall,

conveniently located

on thecorner of

Grahams and

McMurdostreets in

Tinwald,can host

hundreds of people.

Whether it’s aprivate

affairorapublic

HALL FOR HIRE

CnrGrahams Rd

and McMurdo St

Excellent Venuefor

*Weddings

*Socials

*Dances

event suchasfairs,

sport events, concerts,

shows, expo’s, or

exhibits the options

are endless.

Thereisalsoalarge

kitchenfacility giving

ample room foryour

cateringneeds as well

as three stand alone

rooms,which are

ideal forholding

regularmeetings or

sessions.

With reasonable

rates offered,plenty

of parkingand easy

access,call 308 5860

for an inspection.

TINWALD

MEMORIAL

HALL

*Concerts

*Reunions

Large hall,large kitchenplus3meeting rooms.

Reasonable rates,plentyofparking -inspection invited

Booking agentTeresaO’Connell

Phone 308-5860

2195430


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Book your Christmas Functionsnow!

Ashburton

RSA

The Ashburton RSA in Cox

Street, offers many services,

not the least of whichisits

function room and catering

service.

The Linton Lounge ­named

afterformer memberDoris

Linton ­isagreat venue for

special occasions.

It can seat around 110

people, making it aversatile

venuefor manyfunctions such

as weddings, birthdays,

anniversaries, reunions,

corporate functions, club

meetings, end­of­year

functions, stafffunctions and

special events.

The lounge, withits

separate entrance from the

mainclub area, can be a

private venue at the rear of

the building, and there is

ample off­streetparking

available.

The separate bar in the

lounge is very convenient, and

drinksare available at club bar

prices.

Catering is always

importantatany function,but

especiallythose special

events. The club’s restaurant,

Soldiers Bistro,also caters for

functionsatthe club.

While open for lunch in the

club on Wednesdays and

meals on Thursday, Friday

and Saturday evenings, the

restaurantcan still offer great

meals and service for

functions.

Menus can be created to

suit the client’s choiceorthe

set menu or smorgasbord can

be used. Client’s are welcome

to decorate the lounge for the

event.

The Ashburton RSA also

operates acourtesy van on

Thursdays, Fridays and

Saturdays from 4pm.

Looking foracompleteHeritage

Venue to hold your event?

Pearsons Coachlines

Thinking about travelling out of townfor

yourstaff Christmas function this year?

Or maybeyou just want asafe and

hassle­free way to transport yourgroup

locally.

Call the team at Pearsons Coachlines to

discuss your transportneeds.

The company has been operating in the

Mid Canterbury districtfor over 10 years,

withalargefleetofvehicles,ranging from

10 and12seater minivans through to 49

seater air­conditionedcoaches ­there is a

sizetosuitevery occasion.

Pearsons Coachlines canprovide

transport for awiderange of events,

including Christmas functions, mystery

trips, weddings,ski trips, school transport,

sports groups, travel andgarden clubtours

and social club trips.

Formoreinformation, or to book

transport for your Christmasfunction or

event, callPearsons Coachlinestoday on

(03)308 2992 or visit their website

www.pearsonscoachlines.co.nz

2201606

Hire our Function Room,

which comfortably holds

up to 80 persons -with a

huge off-street carparking

area -inthe privacyofour

Complexinthe Tinwald

Domain. Addthe unique

experienceofHeritage Rail

Travel by hiring atrain to

entertain attendees.

Forfurther information or

arrange aviewing of our

facilities,contactus.

12 Maronan Rd,Tinwald. Phone 308 9600

info@plainsrailway.co.nz

www.plainsrailway.co.nz

Plains Railway and

Historical Museum

ThePlains Railway&Historical Museum

Complexislocated in the tranquil

TinwaldDomain areaonMaronan Road,

in Tinwald.

The museum villageincludes the

historic Waterton Church,which is

availablefor hire.

And, located under the clocktower, is

our function room suitablefor any event.

This has kitchenfacilities, crockery,

cutlery,tables,chairs and air

conditioning.

Alarge, grassed carpark areacan

accommodateguests vehicles,orbe

utilisedasanactivityarea.

Our railcar and locomotives are

available for hire to add thatextra special

heritage experience ­orasastatic

backdrop forphoto opportunities.

Contact us viaFacebook: ThePlains

Railway &Historical Museum or check

out our website: www.plainsrailway.co.nz

Function Room availablefor weddings,birthdays,

anniversaries etc, with catering available

BISTROOPEN THURSDAY,FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS

Courtesy van runs every

Thursday, Friday and

Saturday from 4pm

12-14 Cox Street,Ashburton. Phone 308 7175

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome

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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 29

5September 2019

DeputyPrincipal Message

Fresh Starts –Preparing forNCEA Examinations

‘Spring is just around the corner’and that’sagreat

time forall.New thingsare happening,asare fresh

starts forsomanythings.

The scary part ofthat though, isthat italso signals

thatthe close of the academic year is approaching,

certainly forNCEA students.

In spring we feed the plants, have agood tidy up

in the garden and get everything ship-shape for a

productivesummer.

Ouryoungpeople need to be mindful of this analogy as they

preparethemselves forassessmenttime and exams.

Ahealthylifestyle makes the differenceand so does the support of family.

As parents and caregivers we understand that children know what’s

best (!), but we have aresponsibilitytoguidethem –evensubtly -tomake

good choices about eating,sleeping and well-being in preparation forthe

pressuretime of the year.

Safety -Procedures

We have had afew incidents around safety this year, where our bulletproof

youngsters have made some choices that are scary. We had two or

three occasions where the lighting of aerosols happened, inthe name of

fun rather than intent to harm, but it takes little imagination to picturethe

potential outcomes when the ‘fun’goes wrong.

We are onamission to make our fire drill and evacuation procedure

more efficient and, inthe next little while, weare addressing the need for

effectiveapplication of that.

The procedure wehave inplace issound, what needs to be re-focussed

for the student isthe importance offollowing that procedure sothat we

areable to accountfor allstudents who should be on campus at thattime.

Support from family and whanau around this would certainly strengthen

the work thatwedo.

Themessage is straightforward –

students aretobeinthe rightplaceatthe righttime.

This simple thing allows our staff to do their job, and keep everyone safe

and accountedfor.Itisnot atime to dally around with your mates.

Fire and EmergencyNZ

In connection with the twopoints above,weinvited GarryParker from Fire

and EmergencyNZtotalk about alearning scheme thatthey operate.

He sentafew wordsthatwill help families staysafe.

Aworrying increase in small fires.

Does your teenager,ortheir friends,experiment with fire?

Ashburton College and Fire and Emergency NZ(FENZ) are concerned some

teenagers in Ashburton are putting themselves at risk. Playing with lighters,

BoardofTrustees News ...

Strategic Directions

Last week our Board ofTrustees and Senior

Leadership Team met to refresh our Ashburton

College Strategy, focusing onthree areas of

Curriculum, Biand Multi-Culturalism and Wellbeing.

Curriculum

The boundaries for students inthe future are

expansive. Changes in technology, aglobal

economy, and a multi-cultural workforce in

the past decadereally challenge the traditional

curriculum and style of teaching.

While the current cohortofstudentsmay be clear in their line of travelfor

their careers,our challenge as aschoolistomakesureweare planningfor

the 10-15 year horizon.

What arethe opportunities forour students then?Whattypeofcurriculum,

facilitating/teaching methodology best prepares themfor the future?

The traditional education programme that most parents and caregivers

of our current students were used to was established in Prussia in1886,

and adopted bythe balance of the world soon after. Is this structure of

education appropriate for 2025? Will it produce innovative, collaborative

and connected students who will thrive inthe future. These are the

challenges thatAshburtonCollege leadershipand staff arerisingto.

From the BoardofTrustees' perspective, we appreciate the extraworkload,

innovation and care being taken by College teams of staff to meet these

challenges.

Well-being

Well-being is increasingly an area for development. As aBoard we have

Farewell –Sarah Parker

Physical Education teacher Sarah Parker has been at Ashburton College

sincethe beginningof2018, when she wasappointedTeacher-in-Charge of

Health and Health Co-ordinator.

In her time with us she has led the complete revamping of the Phys

Ed Department’s Junior Health programme, started a Senior Health

programme, has built on Level 1and 2programmes and has set the

groundwork foraLevel 3programme fornextyear.

Sarah has worked closely with the YMCA and other external agencies to

supportthe learning of Health throughout the College.

matches,aerosolcans, or huffing and similar,can go horribly

wrong,causingburns or damage to property.

Take afew moments to talk with your son or daughter to see

if they,ortheir friends haveused lighters,matches or aerosol

cans to light fires. FENZ attend many fires that teenagers

have started, such as shrubs, grass, scorched carpets or

buildings. Teenagers can often be encouraged by their

friends to light asmall fire. Unfortunately fires can grow in

sizerapidly,leading to the person trying to put them out and

suffering burns and injuries.

If youknowofsomeone who is doingthis,thereishelp.

FENZ runs aconfidential free programme that teaches children up to the

age of 18 years howtobesafefromfire.

You can either phone the Timaru Fire Station on 03 684 1200 to talk

confidentially with atrained educator, or if your child attends Ashburton

College youcan phone 03 308 4193 and ask to speak to RonCresswell who

will discuss your concerns confidentially.

Bus Students

For afew minutes each day, when our bus students arrive at College, the

spaceisverybusy as fifteen buses arrive in the bus baywith their precious

cargo.

However, there seems to be agrowing trend forsome students,when they

get off their bus,toleave the College grounds forvarious reasons.Wehave

made itclear to all students, throughout our Student Notice system, that

bus studentsare to remain on College groundswhen they get off the bus.

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

safeinCollegebecausethey cameonthe bus.When they have madethe

decision to leave, their safetycannotbeguaranteed.

We do ask thatyou please reinforce the importanceofstaying in College,

forsafetyreasons, so thatwecan discourage this trend.

Music Night Auditions

Auditions forour annualMusic Nightare well underway, and the talent on

showthis year is fantastic.This is always agreat nightand certainly worth

attending.

Relief Teachers

Iwould like to acknowledge the fantastic workofour Relief Teachers.They

areoften summonedatshortnoticetocover classes forteachers who are

ill or away from College foranumber of reasons.

They are responsible for keeping the College running smoothly and

allowing the learning of our studentstocontinue withoutinterruption. It

is arewarding job, especially when they see our Values being upheld by

the students.

Respect, Pride and Qualityare finewords to guide our students and staff

as theysharethe journeyoflearning,remembering that-

‘Properpreparation prevents poor performance’. Stephen Keague

Ron Cresswell,DeputyPrincipal

focused on what‘Well- being’looks like forAshColl students and staff,and

anumber of initiatives have been introduced.

PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) is practised at our College,

rebranded as the ‘AshColl Way’.

This is regarded as ‘Best Practice’ by the MinistryofEducation. It has taken

alot of in-College work to implement, but is nowhaving apositiveimpact

on the well-being of students and staff. Staff Well-being surveys have

been completed,with studentsurveys in the planning stage.Surveys area

confidential,impartial wayfor the Boardand College Leadership to gauge

the pulse of lifeatAshburtonCollege.

Bi andMulti-Culturalism

Engaging with all cultures in our school’s community grows positive

relationships and supports improvement in student learning and

outcomes.

We have two new Board members. Mark Aguila and Ana Fakataha, as

well as existing member Jane Kelly, are representative ofthe Filipino,

Pasifikaand Māoricommunities. AsfullBoardmembers,their first priority

is decision-making in the widest sense for the benefit of all at Ashburton

College. However, alongside the balance ofour Board, their insights into

their owncommunities will be of real value in helping the College engage

with their communities and cultures.

Cultural Narrative

College has just had its Cultural Narrativefor Hakaterecompleted,with the

co-operation of Arowhenua Marae. This is afantastic documentoutlining

the Māorihistory, significanceand values of our region.

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

redevelopment planning. This narrative has been shared with other

schools in the Hakatere Districtand will be displayedatAshburtonCollege

in the future, as it is wovenintofutureplanning. JeremySavage

Chairperson

This year Sarah has been one of the innovation teachers working to blend

the Phys Ed and Health Curriculum with other subject areas. She has also

been heavily involved in extra-curricular activities at the College, working

with both the Girls’Cricket and Junior Boys’RugbyTeams.

In her‘sparetime’Sarah has successfully completed anumber of endurance

events,including the Taupo Ironman. Sarah is afine example to students re

health, fitness andlearning,and we will miss her and her contributions very

much when she finishes on Friday06September to takeupanew position

at Mt Hutt College. However, Sarah may have more training time without

the daily commutetoAshburtonfromMethven.

Information

Annual College Music Evening

Setaside this nighttoenjoyour annual festival of music,which always

showcases amazing studenttalent.

Ashburton College Music Evening 2019

Thursday19September,7:00pm,

AshburtonCollege Auditorium,

Tickets $8.00

from the AshburtonCollege Office,

ph: 308 4193.

AshburtonCollege Phoenix Magazine 2019

NewPublishingDate

This annual production is awonderful record of each year at College,

and becomes amoreimportantrecordofmemories the longerstudents

and staff areawayfromAshburtonCollege.

Remember:

This will be published atthe end of February

2020.

Payment for Magazine -$25 percopy

Allfamilies have now

received an updatedaccountthatwill

includethe charge forthe Magazine.

To secureyour copy of the

Phoenix Magazine,paymentwill be

required by Thursday14November.

Order aChristmas Phoenix Magazine Voucher

We will also have vouchers available forpurchase.

This would be an ideal gift for grandparents or other family members,

who can then have acopydelivered onceitispublished.

Obtaining your Magazine Copy

These will be delivered to studentsin-College at the end of February.

Forstudentswho have left –familieswill be notified thatthe Magazine can

be collectedfromthe College Office.

Where this isn’t possible wewill make arrangements to ensure you receive

the copy.

Liam Kennedy-Clark-Former Student

Performing in Ashburton

Musician Liam Kennedy-Clarkistoperform

Another Habit –New Zealand Run

Supported by Sammie Mackle andShelley Wyatt

Saturday05October,Hotel Ashburton, 7:30pm.

Tickets available: ViaLIAMKENNEDYCLARK.COM

Also available at Hotel Ashburton.

$30 (Booking fees may apply).

With guest speaker

Glenn Moore, Coach of NewZealand Black Ferns

Thursday 12 September,5:30pm, AshburtonCollege Auditorium

Parents areencouragedtoattend

RSVP to sports@ashcoll.school.nz by 2/09/2019

YOUARE THE

FUTURE OF

MID CANTERBURY

Allsportsteam membersand

interested senior students are

invited to attend this careers

pathwayevent

Come along and find out about career pathways that

MidCanterbury businesses have foryou.


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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 29

5September 2019

Information

CommunityEventsfor Families

Thereare anumber of events being held in the communitywhich may

be of interest to our College families.

Parenting Place

Te WharePukapukaMatauranga -

AshburtonCollege Library

Areyou interested in being aVolunteer?

If youare interested in being avolunteer on our team

please contactusat: library@ashcoll.school.nz

AshburtonCollege Libraryusage is higher than ever before, Anne Williams,

Teacher Librarian, advises.

Events

Visit from Chinese StudentGroup

Ashburton College has just had the privilege of hosting twenty one

students from the City of Datong in the Shanxi Province. The group was

here from Monday 19 to Tuesday27August.

(Pictured left):

At the Ashburton

DistrictCouncil

Chambers with

Mayor

Donna Favel.

Growing greatfamilies

with John Cowan

Youcan build your family the same wayyou build ahouse –with

foundations of love and values,walls of boundaries and discipline,

and aroofofparental ‘mana’tokeep it all together.

Therewards arehuge.

Saturday14September,AshburtonTrust EventCentre.

Doors open –7:00pm.

Presentation: 7:30pm –9:00pm.

$7.00 perperson.

Tickets available: from the AshburtonTrust Event Centre,

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

or phone 307 2010.

Further information: contactBrendan Abernethyat

brendan@ashburtonbaptist.co.nz or 020 4141 8307.

MidCanterburyRuralDriver Licensing Scheme

Areyou: Newtothe district? Liverurally?

Need aDriver’s Licence?

Free Adult Learners’LicenceCourse

We canhelpyou!

TheMid CanterburyRural Drivers’Licensing Scheme is running another free

Learner LicenceCourse.

Thecourse is open to –adultnewcomers/migrantsliving and working on

farms in MidCanterbury.

It will take placeinAshburtonbeginning

Tuesday17September,11:00am–1:00pm.

On gaining aLearner’s Licence, work can begin towardsaRestricted Licence

or converting an International Licence.

To register,pleasecontact: WendyHewitt,Rural Licensing Co-ordinator,

Phone 03 308 1395 ext228 or 027 611 3301

wendy@saferashburton.org.nz

BOOK NOW: Creating Better,

SaferDrivers –

Make the decision to help make our roads safer

by being abetter,safer driver.

Gettogether with twomates and get afreetwo hour lesson.

Proactivedrive.org.nz –021 816 357 - /ProactiveDriveNZ

Sitting on your RestrictedorLearner’s Licence?

Call todaytobooklessons.

Coming Events

Exclusiveofsportsweekly competition dates.

September

09 Year 12 ChainsawDay 1, Chertsey

Careers Bus,byCollege Auditorium

DonovanBixley, Award-winning Illustratorand Writer,

AshburtonCollege Library

10 Year 12 ChainsawDay 2, Chertsey

ACAD 1Water and Fencing, Chertsey

Studylink Tertiaryevening,College Staffroom, 7:30pm

11 ACAD 2Water and Fencing, Chertsey

Outdoor Education -Get2Go, various venues Christchurch

12 ACAD 3Water and Fencing, Wilkinson Farm,Chertsey

International Food Day

MuftiDay -proceeds to Ronald McDonald House

13 Aoraki SecondarySchools’TableTennisChampionships,Timaru

Year 10 MoneyManagementMarketDay,Chessboard

Quizco,Collegiate North RugbyClub,doors open 6:30pm

14 NZSS Cross CountrySkiingChampionships,Wanaka

Aoraki Mountainbiking,Oamaru

15-16 SISS Skiand SnowboardChampionships,Cardrona

16-21 EnrolmentWeek,atAshburtonCollege

Anne says that the Ashburton College Library isabusy and vibrant space

supporting student learning and literacy. At any time ofthe day there are

senior students studying -including Gateway, Online and Ara Students.

Classes are booked in to do research, and students come in in groups to

do book exchanges, use the Library Computers, get help or advice with

learning and research, or issue Chrome books.

At lunchtimes and intervals the library isfull to the brim with students

socialising, playing games, reading, doing homework orsimply hanging

out. Beforeschool our Reading Mentors’Programme is nowunderway with

Year 9and Year 12 students reading together.

Ourmost recent statistics tell us that, in aweek, around 3400 students use

our library. This is approximately 700 morethaninprevious years.

Ourlibrarians arekept very busyand we aregrateful forthe help that comes

from all of our volunteers: adults,senior students and studentvolunteers.

BYOD @AshburtonCollege

Why are Ashburton College students being asked to bring their own

devices to school?

We are preparing our students to be ‘engaged in learning for life’ in a

rapidly changing worldwhere digital technologies areintegral to most

workplaces.

The rationale behind the plan to enable blended eLearning at

AshburtonCollege is to:

1. provide differentiated, individualised and collaborative learning

opportunities forstudents.

2. enable students to have access to learning opportunities anywhere,

anytime.

3. contributetoraising studentachievementbyenablingstudents to be:

• effectiveusers of communication tools

• activeseekers,users and creators of knowledge

• independent, resourceful and enterprising

• future-focused

• critical thinkers

• abletowork collaboratively

• abletoshareworkfromhome to school and with their teachers

Congratulations

Junior Girls’ BBasketball Team Win

South CanterburyCompetition

On Friday 16August the Junior Girls’BBasketball team competed in the

final of the South Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Junior Girls’ BGrade

Competition, playing against Geraldine Red and taking out the victory

26-16.

The team played well all season, recording some dominant wins while

continuing to developtheir skills.

A huge thank you goes to Coach Summer Anderson and Manager

Ange Harris.

International Department Director Michelle Hosking said that the group

had an action-packed week, including skiing atMtHutt, ice skating and

riding the luge at Tekapo and visiting the Ashburton Museum and Art

Gallery. Both the museum and artgallerywerefantastic, andthe students

enjoyed decorating abag at the museum and posting cards on the quilt

wall,and the Māoricultureexhibition at the ArtGallery.

(Pictured below,clockwise from the left): TheMāoricultureexhibition, skiing

at Mt Hutt,posting cards on the quilt wall.

Ashburtonfamilies warmly

welcomed host students into

their homes,showing greatKiwi

hospitality, and providing many

exciting activities including fishing,

walking and shopping.

Ourhostparents commentedonthe

students’ extremely polite manners,

eagerness to engage in speaking English and making the most of their time

in New Zealand.

It was apleasure tosee agroup of wonderful Year 10 students teach the

students to make Pavlova and Chocolate Brownies,inpreparation forthese

dishes being fortheirfarewell dinner. Year 9Ako groups warmly welcomed

the students into their classes.

Pathways from College Outlined by

Former AshColl Students

On Wednesday28August in Akotime, Year 12 and 13 students were treated

to some insights into lifebeyond College.

Apprentices Thomas Marriott, Kerry Claydon-Wade and Sarah McCrea;

Undergraduates Jack Bubb, Matt Clough and Caleb Livingstone; Teachers

Jack Hanrahan and PeterLee; and Journalist Jaime Pitt-MacKay shared their

stories of the pathways they have followedsincegraduatingfromCollege.

Head of Senior School Claire Bubb said that their key messages included

the importance ofdoing what you love, taking every opportunity that is

offered, and not panicking if the futureisnot clear just at the moment.

Their messages were warmly and thoughtfully received bythe senior

students who are making their own key decisions at the moment about

whatnextyear brings.

(Pictured left, back

row, lefttoright):

Matt Clough,

Thomas Marriott,

Jaime Pitt-MacKay,

Kerry Claydon-Wade.

(Front row, leftto

right): PeterLee,

SarahMcCrea,

JackBubb.

(Pictured above, back row, left toright): Zeahn Otene, Jorja Roulston,

Chinatsu Hunt, Anna Gray, Claudia Thomas, Ruby Gray, Orpah Sildo,

TaylorShaw.

(Front Row, left to right): Laura Winchester, Amelia Harris,

RachelleBernarte,Summer Anderson (Coach).


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Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Rural&Lifestyle

Farmer to farmer videos planned

MidCanterbury may have

two properties confirmed

with Mycoplasma bovis

(Mbovis) but afurther 25

properties are under a

Notice of Direction

(NOD) and 72 under

active surveillance.

It’s an ongoing issue for

farmers as thenation tries

to eradicate the bovine

disease from the national

herd.

Ministry for Primary

Industries’ (MPI) Geoff

Gwyn, speaking tomedia

after the recent Mid Canterbury

Mbovis Advisory

Group meeting in Ashburton,

said‘‘inessence 27

farms are under some

formofregulatorycontrol

in Ashburton and there

are 72 under active surveillance.’’

He said those under

active surveillance could

be considered as‘‘part of

due diligence or very low

risk’’.

There have been 24

properties in the area

cleared of the disease.

In Mid Canterbury

there have been215 financial

claims received as at

August 30, with 180 of

those claims settled totalling

more than $22.93million.

However 15ofthose

outstanding claims, affecting11farms,

were over 60

days. They included a

‘‘handful of legacy cases’’

needing innovative resolution.

This figure does not

include operational costs,

which are reimbursed rather

than claimed.

Others at the meeting

included MPI’s staff

Simon Langley, Charlotte

Austin and Lydia

Pomeroy, Beef+LambNZ’s

DaveHarrison and

DairyNZ’s Tony Finch as

well as Waitaki District

mayor Gary Kircher and

Waimate mayor Craig

Rowley, who now have a

Geoff Gwyn

similar group in their

region.

Mr Gwyn said, nationally

MPI planned to

organise farmer videos

using farmers from each

district to talk of their

experience and to help

other farmers in their

district going through the

process.

Details are being

worked through but, in

Ashburton theyhavebeen

offered the use of the

Ashburton District Council’s

communications

team.

Mr Langley said the

recovery team inthe district

had grown as they

worked withfarmersdealing

with Mbovis but also

trying to go about their

business.

‘‘It’s very important

through this process that

the farmer is running his

business and we’re just

helping himwork through

the myriad of things that

occur due to restrictions

and constraints.’’

He said afocus was to

try to mitigate impacts of

the response both on

people and on finances

where possible.

‘‘We want to leave farmers

and their biosecurity

in astronger position and

that has the benefit of

helping with any future

incursions or visits from

an MPI perspective.’’

Beef+LambNZ’s Dave

Harrison said abiosecurity

workshop had been

designed by the organisation,

alongside DairyNZ,

for farmers throughout

the country to help them

to set uptheir own biosecurity

practices.

It included thinking

about stock access and

meant ‘‘a little bit of

thought and planning’’.

Nationally, around two

thirds of the farms under

regulatory control with

Mbovis are Beef+LambNZ

farmers.

Fairton pelthouse to close, 44 jobs lost ­work goes to Finegand

Silver Fern Farms has confirmed it

will close its Fairton pelthouse and

consolidate pelt volumes at its Finegand

site near Balclutha.

It will continue to operate the

Fairton farm as it looks to future

options for the site.

The announcement follows a

review done on its pelt processing

operation which, due to excess pelt

processing facilities in the South

Island, were offering low returns.

Silver Fern Farms general manager

operations Mark Leslie said all

44 people processing pelts at the

Fairton site had been offered redundancy,

as well as work options at

other Silver Fern Farms sites in the

region.

‘‘We understand this decision will

have asignificant impact on our 44

people working in the Fairton pelthouse,

as well as with four staff

preparing pelts at Pareora.

‘‘We let our people know that we

appreciated the professional way

they went through this consultation

process, that we value their skills and

welcome the chance to retain them

at our other sites.

‘‘We have set up aresource centre

to assist our people with decisions

around their employment. We have

roles available for them at our other

sites, should they wish to take them

up.’’

Silver Fern Farms has investigated

alternative further processing

options for pelts with others in the

industry.

Continued low sheepmeat numbers

in the South Island had led to a

situation where there was excess pelt

processing capacity in the South

Island. Pelt processors were also

seeing low returns from the global

market. These factors, coupled with

the large overheads at the site, made

pelt processing unsustainable at Fairton.

‘‘We now intend to consolidate

our volumes at our Finegand pelt

preparation facility, bringing

efficiency gains through this early

part of the pelting process. We will

then use specialist pelt processors to

finish the products. We believe there

is mutual benefit in this process and

we will be running a process to

determine the best fit for our needs.’’

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Rural&Lifestyle

Decision ruffles committee’s feathers

By Toni Williams

Forest and Bird have

ruffled feathersamong

the AshburtonWater

Zone Committee, after

the Auditor­General

removed exemption for

committee members with

pecuniary interests from

debating issues.

The issue arose after

Forest and Bird

challenged the

collaborative Canterbury

Water Management

Strategy (CWMS)

process of the Hurunui

Waiau Zone

Committee’s discussions

on the minimum flow

regime.

In legal proceedings,

they specifically

challenged exemptions

issued by the Auditor­

General for zone

committee members,

which allowed members

to be involved in debating

all issues, regardless of

personal circumstance.

The Auditor­General

has since removed the

exemptions (affecting all

water zone committees),

and Forest and Birdhave

withdrawn their

proceedings.

The rulingcaused astir

among the members of

the Ashburton Water

Zone Committee’s

meeting last week.

Speaking at the

meeting, ECan

representative David

Caygill said ‘‘if you are

talking about general

rules, Idon’t see why, just

because you live in the

catchment, you couldn’t

be part of the

discussion.’’

Zone Committee

chairman Bill Thomas

agreed, and said as a

result of the decisiona

River water review under way

Most people engaged with the Hakatere/

Ashburton River consent review have

been accepting of the process under way,

says Environment Canterbury’s Bianca

Sullivan.

Around 60 consent holders attended

Environment Canterbury (ECan) run

meetings in Ashburton and Methven in

July about the consent review, which was

sparked by the Canterbury Land and

Water Regional Plan (LWRP).

Under the LWRP there is aminimum

river flow figure set for the Hakatere/

Ashburton River catchment.

But to ensure the minimum flows are

not exceeded by the resource consents

accessing the water, ECan has issued

review notices for 92 resource consent

holders.

Ms Sullivan said, in an update to the

Ashburton Water Zone committee, most

consent holders were accepting of the

reviews.

‘‘People were asking challenging questions

(at the meetings) but once we got

down to it people had been preparing.’’

She said many consent holders who

attended the meetings indicated they were

group was being sidelined

because of where

theylived, or ran their

business.Itremoved the

option for informed

debate.

‘‘If you’re afarmer

with abusiness, you live

on the farm where your

place of business is,so

you’ve got aconflict of

interest.

‘‘If you’re with Forest

and Bird,orFish and

Game and other

organisations, you don’t

actually live in that

organisation so your

interests are different.

‘‘So anyone who has a

financial interest is

completely ruled out

from having adiscussion

on the topic that comes

up that concerns their

area, andyet the other

groups are allowed to

discuss it when they still

unlikely to propose alternative conditions.

Many reasons included alternative

sources of water, such as deep groundwater

consent, consents already had a

minimum flow restriction which was no

different from their existing minimum

flow, use of water is not for afarming type

activity or consideration has already been

done on how to adjust farming practices to

have avery bias view or a

different view.

‘‘You are not getting

debate­you are taking all

those consent holdersout

of the debate and just

leavingthe one side.’’

Ashburton District

Council representative

Stuart Wilson said the

Auditor­General was

unlikely to change the

ruling.

‘‘They buckled under

the threat of (High)

Court Action, so Forest

and Bird will remind the

Auditor­Generals office,

‘‘You soften and we will

take you to court.’’

Forest and Bird

Canterbury/West Coast

regional manager Nicky

Snoyinksaid, in aletter

to the committee, the

organisation considered

‘‘allowing suchblatant

conflicts of interest were

not appropriate. This

concern was exacerbated

by the makeup of many of

the zone committees,

which did not reflect the

community but instead

were dominated by

farming and irrigation

interest’’.

Ms Snoyink said Forest

and Bird would ‘‘remain

vigilant’’ reviewing

committee agendas and

minutes for breaches,

which would be referred

to the Auditor­General,

and if found justified,

prosecuted.

Gen de Spa said the

committee’s response to

this letter neededtobe

part of collaborative

process to promote

working together, despite

their letterbeing ‘‘very

firm, if not quite

threatening’’.

Zone Committee

Helping Mbovis farmers navigate the process

Empowering farmers working through the

Mycoplasma bovis processinvolves Ministry of

Primary Industries (MPI) regional managers

Charlotte Austin and Lydia Pomeroy working

long hours.

But, as away of being prepared to fight for

their cases and keeping uptodate with the

issues, it’s something theyare only to happy to

do.

‘‘We certainly lose sleep, but we also

understand thatit’snot nearly as big an impact

on us.

‘‘That’s whywewillquitehappilywork a12,

13 or 14 hour day ‘cos we understand that

theseindividuals are livingit,’’said Ms Austin,

speaking to media after the recent Mid

Canterbury Mbovis Advisory Group meeting

in Ashburton.

Ms Austin and Ms Pomeroy share the

Northern South Island regional manager

workload dealing with the plight of farmers at

the northern end ofthe South Island.

MPIhas ateam of around65people in their

Lydia Pomeroy and Charlotte Austin

region, either based in Christchurch or at

satellite sites such as those in Ashburton and

Tasman. They also have a West Coast

presence.

‘‘If you do receive a call from the

programme, if you’ve not already done so, its

areally good opportunity to takealook atyour

overall business, where you’re sitting atwith

your National Animal Identification and

Tracing (NAIT) updates, what your finances

look like as far ashave you got access toyour

files easily,’’ MsAustin said.

The more information farmers had about

their business, the easier they could work

through the process, and faster.

‘‘If there was anything Icould get tattooed

on my forehead from this experience it’s

NAIT, NAIT, NAIT,’’ she said.

‘‘WhenMycoplasmabovis is allwrapped up

we really want to leave the New Zealand

biosecurity system in a stronger place, for

NZinc essentially and for if, and when,

something else comes on to our shores.’’

The role ofthe district’s advisory group was

to support farmers dealing with the process

and to get them safely to the other side.

‘‘Our motivation is to get this farmer

through the process. It’s never going to be a

pain free process but, assupported asthey

possibly can be, that includes forming groups

like this so we are able to get into those

community networks and wrap that support

around those farmers,’’ Ms Austin said.

manage.

‘‘People are working through what they

need to do before September 12(which is

the last day for consent holders to propose

alternative consent conditions, or to get a

timeframe extension).’’

She said since the meetings there was

more information online available

through the ECan website for people to

access about the process, which had been

peer reviewed.

ECan staff were in the process of

contacting the 32 consent holders not

present at any meetings, to make sure they

understood the consent review process

and any implications on their resource

consents.

They were also working with representatives

of the Ashburton River

Irrigators’ Association, who were working

with anumber of consent holders in some

of the sub­catchments.

These consent holders were likely to

seek atimeframe extension of around 12

months so they had more time to review

the water availability information, investigate

alternative water source options or to

seek financial support options.

member Angela Cushnie

agreed, there was aneed

to ‘‘be the bigger

person’’.

However, in thepast 12

months, she saidsome

discussions on theboard

and within workshops had

been quite ‘‘scientifically

stodgy’’ andthere had

been benefit from

discussion on howit

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She ‘‘welcomed those

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debates.

The committee will

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Jim Henderson, club’s Mr Rugby

Hampstead stalwart Jim Henderson

first put on the blue and yellow of

Hampstead rugbyas17year old, back

in 1987.

Since then he’s grown, joined the

New Zealand Army, and returned.

But he’s always come back to

Hampstead rugby; first to play,then to

coach,referee,administrate, fundraise

and govern throughdifferent committees.

His ongoing involvement withinthe

rugby club and Hampstead All Sports

Club has earned him the Volunteering

Mid and South Canterbury and Hotel

Ashburton volunteer ofthe month.

Jim, now working at the Ashburton

District Council, is Hampstead All

Sports Club president and rugby club

captain.

He is also involved with Mid

Canterbury Rugby; in an administration

role and amatch day manager.

He was the Heartland Rugby team

coach in 2011 and 2012.

Jim began playing rugby in his

younger days for Old Boys/Technical,

before playing senior rugby for Hampstead

from 1987.

In 1990 Jim joined the army and,

for two years, travelled down from

Burnham Camp to play.

He then joined the army rugby

team.

Volunteer of the month

Returning to Ashburton in 2007 he

got re­involved with Hampstead rugby

and, in 2009, successfully coached a

senior team.

From 2011 he has coached various

Hampstead teams from junior to

senior grades.

Volunteer of the month Jim Henderson

He doesitbecause he likes helping

other people.

He wants to give back to the sport

that has given him so much and would

encourage others to do the same,

especially younger people able to

bring fresh eyes and new ideas.

‘‘Get involved, there are so many

organisations and clubs in our community

needing volunteers, so give

your time and volunteer,’’ Jim says.

At Hampstead,hehelps at working

bees at the grounds, supports fundraising

with the weekly Tuesday

housie, makes sure games gotoplan

on aSaturday and he isn’t afraid to

help in the kitchen at after match

functions.

He saysthe club is like afamily and

believes it’scultural diversity has been

apositive influence on the members

and their work as ateam.

His nominator, describes Jim as

‘‘always being atthe club doing the

hard yards­rain or shine with asmile

on his face, afunny yarn to share and

dedicating so much of his time to

others ­the club wouldn’t be the club

it is today if it wasn’t for Jim’’.

Hampstead All Sports Club has

around 40 volunteers across five

sports; hockey, softball, netball, bowls

and rugby, but they are always on the

lookout for more. They take onroles

as coaches, managers, administers,

help with catering or housie.

Organisations and groups are

encouraged to get nominations in for the

Volunteering Mid &South Canterbury

&the Hotel AshburtonVolunteer of the

Month. Nomination formsare available

by contacting VolunteeringMid &South

Canterbury, Community House, 44

Cass Street Ashburton, ph3081237 ext

240 or email volmidcant@gmail.com or

from Four Square in Rakaia.

Mid Canterbury lad, David Atkinson, owner of Focus

Optometry, moved offthe farm tostudy optometry, but

has returned to bring his experience and clinical skill to

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David was born inAshburton and raised on alocal farm.

He attended Geraldine High and went on to complete

a Bachelor of Science from Otago, and a Bachelor of

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After time working Oamaru, and fondly remembering

his close-knit hometown, he has been inspired to return

to Ashburton with his family; wife Beatrice and infant

daughter Lana.

David and Beatrice,who is apharmacist,wanttocreatean

optometry practice inwhich the client isprioritised. The

core values they have for Focus Optometry are excellent

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Retiring JPs thanked

The work of four Justices

of the Peace, Richard

Conway, Rosalind Stewart,

Bev Tasker and

Brian Flatman, has been

recognised.

The JPs have all

retired.

Mr Conway was a

travel agent for 54 years

and was sworn in as a

Justice of the Peace on

April 29, 1980, serving

the community for 39

years from his West

Street business.

Mrs Stewart trained as

amidwife in Invercargill

and Christchurch and

took up a position in

Ashburton.

In 2000 she was

ordained into the Anglican

ministry and served

the church for 19 years.

She was sworn in as a

JP in 1992, dedicating 27

years of service.

Mrs Tasker was sworn

in in October, 1977, serving

as aJPfor 42 years.

As a young woman,

Mrs Tasker, nee

Woolley, accepted the

challenge of being the

national president of the

Country Girls Club,

which later amalgamated

with the Young Farmers

clubs.

During her term in

office she was awarded

the Arthur Porrit Medal

for services to youth.

Mrs Tasker was an

Bev Tasker is presented with her retirement

certificate by Sandi Wood, of the Advance

Ashburton Charitable Trust;

Brian Flatman is presented with his certificate

Ashburton councillor for

16 years.

Mr Flatman was sworn

in in June 1981.

Mr Flatman, achemist

for 39 years, became

involved in swimming

and was the caretaker of

the Allenton pool for 20

years.

After selling his business

he worked as a

Richard Conway is presented with acertificate by

Ian Moore, president of the Justices of the Peace

Association

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon presents a

certificate to Rosalind Stewart.

locum for Steve Wise for

seven years, operating as

a chemist in all for 46

years.

He served anumber of

terms on the JP council

where he was instrumental

in setting up aroster when

asigning centre was set up

at Community House.

Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Bid to tackle

problems of

local business

Southern Business

Exchange is running a

number of regional

business exchange and

training sessions

around the South

Island in an attempt to

combat the difficulties

that face small­tomedium

businesses in

the regions.

The first business

exchange will take

place at the Lake

House at Lake Hood,

Ashburton on September

13 and will

allow businesses to set

up mini­trade stalls, to

attend seminars to

bring themselves up to

date, and to connect

with other businesses

in the area to seek out

opportunities for collaboration

and knowledge

exchange.

A key presentation

at the event will beon

the new Southern Parallel

Sports Campus

project, which is likely

to bring significant

investment and strong

economic growth to

the Canterbury region

and offer business and

employment opportunities.

There will also be a

number of short seminars

run by industry

experts who will discuss

the latest emerging

trends, market thinking,

legal requirements and

digital opportunities for

industries or businesses.

‘‘We want to create

an environment where

smaller enterprises can

connect and strengthen

business ties, generate

leads, and associate with

industry experts who

can clarify how the latest

trends or government

initiatives directly

affect their business,’’

said Southern Business

Exchange co­founder

Catherine Stuart.

‘‘We aim to do this on

a regular basis in

regional locations that

don’t require major

travel arrangements or

time away from the

business for our attendees.’’

The Ashburton Business

Exchange runs

from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets cost $98.

For more, visit the

southernbex.nz website

or email info@southernbex.nz.


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

Ashburton Scrap Metal

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Ashburton Scrap Metal and Machinery Recyclers buy

all types of recyclable metal and machinery parts

including batteries, copper, brass, aluminium and

mixed steel.

They take your unwanted metal and machinery

parts (except whiteware and gas bottles), and arrange

transport north for offshore recycling.

Locally owned and operated, owner Tony Hutchinson

has more than 45 years experience ­ and

knowledge ­inthe industry.

Ashburton Scrap Metal and Machinery Recyclers

was one of Ashburton’s first scrap metal dealers.

Times have changed since Tony and the team used

rail to send scrap to Christchurch for export overseas.

Now they personally transport it by road.

Tony recalls many of the district’s rural properties

have plenty of recyclable metal and machinery parts

destined for scrap, including modern irrigator parts

sometimes damaged in Mid Canterbury nor’westers,

so Tony offers an on­farm collection service.

On­farm collection can be made by prior arrangement.

They also offer afree, light metal dumping station

on site in their yard at 117 Alford Forest Road,

(tucked in behind Placemakers) for smaller items.

Give Tony acall today on 308 8033 ­they are

Ashburton’s go­to scrap metal and machinery recyclers.

Open weekdays 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays 9.30am

to 11.30am.

Martin Bennett Hydraulics

With three fully equipped service

vans, vastly experienced technicians

and a24/7 on­call service,

Martin Bennett Hydraulics Ltd is

set up to provide a quality and

efficient hose and hydraulic system

repair service across Mid

Canterbury and beyond.

The Martin BennettHydraulics

Ltd team of owner Justin Bennett,

and NigelWright, have invaluable

experience in the hydraulics

industry from running workshops

to hydraulic service vans.

Nigel served in the Royal Air

Force, and then atMartin Hydraulics

building motors and piston

pumps, and concrete pumps.

Justin completed his time as a

fitter turner at Burnetts Transport

They are experienced in hydraulics

and mechanical trades.

Under the Martin Group, Martin

Bennett Hydraulics Ltd directly

import hydraulic hoses, fittings

and components from top European

manufacturer Walvoil and

I.M.M. hose company so there are

no middleman or franchise fees,

and the savings are passed on to

the customer.

Machinery can be fixed on­site,

or in the Moore Street, Ashburton

workshop.

The workshop has full engineering

facilities.

All components are tested on

an in­house hydraulic test bed up

to 25 litres per minute flow rate,

3000psi.

Martin Bennett Hydraulics Ltd

have three lathes up to 4­5m

between centres and a milling

machine to manufacture

hydraulic fittings and cylinders in

our workshop. There isalso back

up support from Martin Hydraulics,

in Christchurch.

Martin Bennett Hydraulics Ltd

Ag­Serve

Ag­Serve are alocally owned and

operated company serving the rural

community inCanterbury.

Doug, Tomo and their team have

been specialising in all things rural

for many years, thanks to the support

of their customers, many of whom

have been with them from the

beginning.

They offer on­farm service and

repairs, and can custom­build productsfor

you to make the jobeasier.

They also stock a range of

products instore and offer nationwide

delivery.

Ag­Serve know their products

with team members who specialisein

what theydoand knowhow to meet

their clients’ needs.

Their on­farm knowledge and

expertise ranges from repairs and

maintenance on rotary boom irrigation,

dairy sheds, gates, rails and

augers, to custom­made trailers for

wood, livestock, motorbikes or general

use along with custom­made ute

decks and hard lids.

Working closely with Taege, they

have a retail shop which sells

lifting equipment, including synthetic

slings and other components

for high tensile lifting such as

lever blocks and chain blocks,

shackles, chains and strops.

Hydraulic hoses, fittings and

components are also available.

Martin Bennett Hydraulics Ltd

also sells wire ropes, from three

millimetres to 8mm, for many

uses including post drivers, sheep

ramps, augers and winches.

Justin and Nigel can also

design, manufacture and install

hydraulic systems.

The business is amember of the

Ruralco and Farmlands card

schemes.

can repair and maintain silage

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Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon comments

Ongoing tragedy; working together to help

When Iwas three Ifell

into aswimming pool out

on Seafield Road and

very nearly drowned.

If it wasn’t for the

quick thinking of my

sister Anna, only seven

at the time, Ivery likely

would not be here.

I have a very vague

memory of being surrounded

by water, not

being able to breathe,

and feeling totally helpless.

It’s a feeling that

didn’treturn again until I

was in my final year of

high school. In the

second term of Year 13

one of my best friends

committed suicide.

None of us, his friends,

his family, nobody saw it

coming. I completely

shut down. That feeling

returned, like the water

was over myhead, and I

was entirely helpless.

It wasn’t the last time

it would happen. In my

late teens and early

twenties three of my

closest friends took their

own lives.

It’s not something I

talk about very much.

One day Imight tell the

story, but not today. I

raise it now only because

of news last week that

has again put suicide in

the spotlight.

Back in April in this

very newspaper I referred

to our 2017/18

suicide rate of 668, itself

a ten per cent increase

on the previous year, as

“horrendous and shameful.”

It is. But they’re last

year’s figures.

Last week figures for

the 2018/19 year were

released. They show the

number has again

increased, with 685 New

Zealanders taking their

own lives.

There’s anatural reaction

sometimes by politicians

to try to claim

they’ll solve it. Prior to

the 2017 election, when

the suicide rate was 606,

Jacinda Ardern said that

“we shouldn’t have a

tolerance for loss to

suicide in New Zealand.”

We shouldn’t tolerate

suicide, of course, but no

politician can claim to be

able tofix the problem.

It shouldn’t stop it

from trying. Last week

my colleague, National

MP for Waimakiriri

Matt Doocey, pulled

together MPs from

across all different parties

in Parliament to

work onthe issue.

We should all recogniseit’s

acrisis far bigger

than politics, and politicians.

Iwas heartened on the

Chalk messages of hope, love and support

weekend to go to the

‘‘Let’s Chalk About It’’

event on the chessboard

on East Street (pictured).

Families, young

people,and slightly older

ones like me, all coming

together to show the

support and aroha that

exists in this community.

It’s only through making

our community and

our country amore welcoming

place to talk

about our problems that

we can resolve them.

Where to get help:

1737 Need to Talk –free

call or text 1737totalk to

atrained counsellor.

Messages ofhope, love

and inspiration were

shared by hundreds of

people at the inaugural

‘‘Let’s Chalk About

Mental Health’’ event

in downtown Ashburton

last weekend.

The chessboard on

East Street was peppered

with the chalk

messages left by people

of all ages wantingtobe

part of the solution to

reduce the high rate of

suicide.

In attendance were

community members,

including MPs Jo Luxton

and Andrew Falloon,

as well as I am

Hope representative

Michelle Cogger, members

of the He Waka

Tapu, Man Up and

Legacy organisations.

Co organisers Bec

Sandys

and

Ngawaiata Williams

were thankful for the

support oftheir team

of volunteers, and

businesses such as

Netherby Meats, The

Warehouse Ashburton,

DPI Printing and

Safer Communities

who donated product

and items to help the

event spread messages

of love, kindness

and positivity.

There was also agenerous

petrol voucher

donation from the Husband

family, from

Aotea Electric, who

arrived on the day to

show their support.

Ngawaiata said the

event was away to get

people talking to

reduce high levels of

suicide, which have

risen nationally from

668 in 2017/18 to685 in

the 2018/19 year.

‘‘It was amazing...

and so well supported,’’

Ngawaiata said, of the

event.

Speakers included

people sharing their

personal account of

going through dark

times and those who

had lost close friends as

aresult.

‘‘It’s OK not to be

OK, but let’s talk about

it,’’ Ngawaiata said.

She encouraged

people totalk to each

other and listen to their

family and friends.

But if people were in

need of added support

they were encouraged

to text, orcall, the 1737

number to talk to aperson

any time day or

night.

Money raised during

the event was going to

petrol vouchers to help

people access mental

health services outside

the district.

Photo: Ngawaiata Williams,

with almost one

year old daughter Eboni,

write amessage of love at

the Let’s Chalk About

Mental Health event in

Ashburton.

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EA Networks

secures contract

A contract to maintain

the district’s streetlights

has been awarded to EA

Networks, which will be

in charge of operating

and maintaining the lights

until the end of June

2022.

The council awarded

the contract, which

includes inspection and

installation of lighting

facilities along the

district’s roading network

and council properties,

GARDEN SUPPLIES

MUSHROOM

COMPOST

such as parks and open

spaces.

EA Networks also held

the previous contract and

has maintained and operated

the council’s

streetlight assets for the

last 20 years.

The network of lights

comprise the urban areas

around the district,

including urban state

highways and ‘‘flaglights’’

at rural intersections.

Earlier this year, the

Altrusa backs literacy

Altrusa International of

Ashburton is again showing

its support for literacy

in the district with a

display at the Ashburton

Public Library to mark

International Literacy

Day (September 8).

Local members of the

service organisation join

their counterparts around

the world to mark the day

each year.

For many years Altrusa

Ashburton has provided

resources for the Audio

Visual Achievement in

Literacy, Language and

Learning (AVAILLL)

programme to schools in

the district.

In conjunction with the

library, members also

deliver books fortnightly

to adults who are unable

to get to the library.

The club also provides

children’s books for hampers

given to families in

need at Christmas time by

community groups and

provides financial support

for the reading mentor

scheme at Ashburton

Farmers urged to join

This spring, IHC is

launching its new Lamb

Programme, urging

sheep farmers to join

with dairy farmers to

support people with

intellectual disabilities

and their families in

rural communities.

IHC’s Calf & Rural

Scheme was hit hard last

year by Mycoplasma

bovis, losing half its

usual income, in what

was an incredibly difficult

year for many dairy

farmers.

IHC national fundraising

manager Greg

Millar ishoping farmers

will now pledge alamb

or sheep to support children

and adults with an

intellectual disability in

rural communities.

‘‘For more than 35

years it’s been the dairy

farmers who have given

such generous support to

the IHC Calf and Rural

Scheme,’’ he said.

‘‘We simply couldn’t

Online buyers beware

Buying products online

through social media sites

requires at least one

important thing ­honesty.

An Ashburton couple

were left financially out of

pocket after a dishonest

online seller, using the

Marketplace Facebook

site, scammed them as

they were looking to set

up their first home in a

rental property.

The seller, from Christchurch,

told the couple an

upfront $40 payment,

paid directly into aKiwibank

account, was needed

Bagged and Bulk Compost available

$30 aloader scoop or $5 per bag

Please contactOwenMoore

Phone 308 3442 Cell: 027 4344 797

APlains RotaryClub fundraiser

2201442

council finished upgrading

all of its streetlights

from high­pressure

sodium lights to LED

with the help of an 85 per

cent subsidy from the NZ

Transport Agency. LED

lights provide better visibility,

are less maintenance

and are more energy

efficient.

The contract period is

for three years, but can be

extended for up to two

years.

College.

The literacy display will

be up for two weeks in the

library.

Photo: Altrusa International

of Ashburton

members Helen Hooper

and Fay Wilson with the

literacy display at the

library.

have done the work we

do withouttheir support,

and we’re hoping New

Zealand’s sheep farmers

will join us too in this

new Lamb Programme.’’

The best way to support

this programme is

to go to website

ihc.org.nz/lamb and

donate avirtual lamb for

$150. Farmers can also

pledge a physical lamb

or sheep at this same

website, or simply say

‘‘One’s for IHC’’ at sale.

to get the products delivered

to the edge of town.

Money paid, time and

date arranged.

But the seller never

fronted. Within hours the

couple had been blocked

on Facebook by the seller.

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October 4th 7pm, 5th 5pm and

6th 2pm

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15. Coin(5)

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6. You(4)

11. Opposite (8)

13. Besides (8)

14. Share (7)

17. Prise (5)

19. Enormous (4)

21. Encounter (4)

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ACROSS

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Sun 15th September 5pm

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TanikaArps, 10th September,aged 5

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Call 308 7664.

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedical assistanceoutside of normal

hours pleasephoneyourgeneralpracticeteam, 24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

free healthadvice on whattodoorwheretogoifyou

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregulargeneral practice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPracticefor

Saturday7th September

is AshburtonHealth First,308 Havelock Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 1956.

Sunday8th September is ThreeRivers Health,

7-11 Allens Road.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 9139.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be on

the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on

Saturdaymorning from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sundaymorning from 10.00am until1.00pm

and from 5.00pm until 7.00pm evenings.

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week and on Saturday

morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Broughttoyouby

Countdown Complex, EastStreet, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

HEALTH &BEAUTY

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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NZTAAccredited Provider

Each Monday–½day course

8am start

CommunityHouse,44Cass Street,Ashburton.

Forfurther information

PhoneChristine027 245 2563

EDUCATIONAL

Enrolment

Scheme

Wakanui School is likely to have 10 places forOut of

Zone enrolments in 2020.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 3pm

Monday 16 September 2019.

Application enquiries can be made by emailing the

school office atoffice@wakanui.school.nz whereby

youwill be forwarded the appropriate documents to

be returned by 16 September.

AllInZone applications should also be made by this

date to assist in determining the exact number of

OutofZone places.

If Out ofZone applications exceed the number of

places, aballot will be required. This will take place

on Monday 23 September.

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CanInspireCharitable Trust

CanTackle Coordinator

The CanInspire Charitable Trust was founded in 2010 with the intention of providing workshops

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

jewellery making programme is growing throughout New Zealand. The Trust employs workshop

tutors and also relies on alarge number of dedicatedvolunteers.

TheTrust now wants tofocus on duplicating the CanBead success with the CanTackle programme,

whereby participants learn fly fishing skills, as a fun distraction, a sense of purpose and

accomplishmentinasupportiveand caring environment.

We arethereforeseeking aCanTackle coordinatorwho has the following attributes:

• Abilitytobuild an excellentpublic profile

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• Excellentverbal and written communication skills

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Ideally based in Ashburtonalongside our National CanBead Coordinator, your role would be to grow,

promoteand coordinate the CanTackle programme,initially in Canterburywith the view to roll it out

nationwide.

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

programme and various administrativeduties.

This position is for16hours per week and some travel will be required.

Foranapplication pack please contactCobySnowden at:

coby@caninspire.org.nz or at CommunityHouse, 44 Cass Street,Ashburton.

Applications close Wednesday,September 11, 2019.

MEETINGS

NOTICE OF AGM

The 35th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

of the Ashburton Art Gallery Inc

will be held at the

Ashburton Art Gallery

on Thursday 19th September 2019

at 5.30pm.

All welcome. For information regarding

parking, please refer to

website ashburtonartgallery.org.nz.,

Ashburton Art Gallery, 327 West Street

Corwar

Gatekeeper’s Lodge Barrhill

AGM

Friday, 13th September

7.30pm

at Corwar

Allinterested most welcome

STOCK FOOD

HAY for sale, new season,

shed stored $7 bale. Taits

Road, phone 308 0137.

2201147

SITUATIONS VACANT

Phone Leonie on

308 7664 or email

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALE Saturday

7th - 8 Kelvin Crescent,

Allenton, 8am to 1pm if fine.

General house hold items.

SELL

SHOPCANTERBURY final

clearance all knitwear.

Ladies clothing. Sale

finishes next week. All

prices 1 ⁄2 or less. Men’s

trackpants were $90-$100,

now $30. Find us in the

Triangle Shopping Centre.

2200530

2172548

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SELL

FREE -Large trailer load of

good and damaged timber.

Phone 307 8187, leave

message with your phone

number.

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askabout our

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2180822

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InsuranceWork

Guess Who’sMoving?

From Monday16th September

We will be operating from our new premises

130 MooreStreet

Same Friendly,Efficient Service

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FORSALE

Arare, half acre, back section private oasis in

Ashburton’spremium location. Subdividable.

Section size 2,249 m2 (flat, rectangular shape) with

access from both Harrison Street and Belt Road. An

exceptionally wide 37.5m northernboundary.

Arare offering on aprime location, this beloved

family home and large garden is within 3minutes’

walk to the Ashburton Domain, Ashburton Hospital

and AshburtonCollege,and within 10 minutes’walk

to Allenton Shopping Centre and Allenton School.

Theextensivelawnand garden has established trees,

apergola and BBQ area for sheltered outdoor living

with substantial space(thereisplenty of potential for

alarge swimming pool and tennis courtetc).

The garden wraps around the north and west side

of the house and outbuildings, giving occupants

their own quiet oasis viewed from the sun-soaked

formal lounge and living room, both of which open

to afull-length terrace. Thebrick and timber singlelevel

house faces north-west for all day sun, and is

available forvacantpossession.

•Underfloor heating,heatpump and nightstore

•Recently topped-up insulation

•Some double glazing

•Ample storage space

•Securitymonitoring system

130 MooreStreet,

Ashburton

033087739

0277365818

•Garden well and pump,and irrigation system

Dwelling size 200m². Positioned with excellent

orientation for the sun in abeautifully established

setting.

4bedrooms, 1bathroom, 2living areas, 1internal

garage, 3outbuildings (1 external 48.1 m2 double

garage and 2garden/tool sheds).

This is avery unique property with many ofthese

large, established sites already having been

redeveloped.

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PANEL BEATING

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Cars,Trucks,Buses,HorseFloats&Motorhomes,

Caravans,Trailers,Farm Machinery, Jet Boats,

LightEngineering and Aluminium Welding

17 Range Street (Industrial Estate)

Ashburton

Phone 307 0378 l 0274 274 007

Email: busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER

A NEW LOOK

that lasts!

Existing kitchens, doors,

furniture &appliances

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2131557

ALTERATIONS, mending

and trouser hemming, curtain

alterations and curtain

making. Call Michelle on

027 352 7248.

ARE you happy with your

deck? For cleaning, staining

and repairs call Deck &

Fence Restorations on 021

657 857 for anoobligation

free quote.

Specialising in

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BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478 or

Cawte 027 418 7955.

CARPET cleaning -Powerful

equipment & fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

owner/oper-

ENGRAVERS: Ashburton

Engravers &Etching are on

the move from 16th September.

New location, 130

Moore Street. Same

friendly face, same great

service. Phone 027 736

5818.

Experienced

ator. Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker, 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

FIND money in your bank

account each week if you

become adelivery person.

The Courier 308 7664.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966.

TRADE &SERVICES

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks, will hang drapes.

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020

4169 0342.

COMPUTER problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup -wireless -

networks, spyware cleanup.

On-site day or evening.

LOW FEES. Call Robin

Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

ENGRAVING; 311 Engravers

for fast, friendly and

professional service. Cups,

trophies, jewellery,

plaques, special awards.

Call/text Trudy on 022 600

7144. Check us out on

Facebook.

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

and industrial pest control

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 8147 or 027 432

5447.

FURNITURE removals -For

all your household removal

needs call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027

224 0609.

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning ... For all your

professional gardening

needs call Andrew at

Spruce Gardens 027 765

2899 or 03 307 1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

GUTTER and downpipe

cleaning and repairs. Chimney

sweeping, fly treatment.

Phone 03 394 6166

or 027 209 5026, ask for

Allan. AA Performance

Services.

HYDRAULICS; Martin

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic

hose repair service 24/7.

Stockists of Aero Quip

hoses &fittings, Commercial

hydraulics, Dynacool,

Spool valves etc., MP Filtri,

Walvoil. Call Justin on 308

9778.

LEGAL work -Phone Peter

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

house sales, purchases

and refinances. Will call at

home evenings for wills,

enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE

PAINTING wallpapering,

plastering - No job too

small. Interior, exterior.

Professional, prompt, competitive

service. Phone

Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton

on 021 878 794 or

307 7289.

PLUMBER: Repair or

replace. Taps, shower

mixers, hot water cylinders,

basins, tubs, toilets, vanity

units, leaking pipes. Call

Pete Young, experienced

plumber 027 280 0889 /

307 7582.

PLUMBING, drainlaying,

blocked drains. Phone

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing

on 027 555 5575 or 308

1248 (Master Plumbers &

Drainlayers).

SEWING alterations - anything

considered, reasonable

rates. Smoke and pet

free home. Retired wedding

seamstress. Phone Judith

308 3084, Allenton.

ROOF COATINGS All roof

types, specialising in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, sleep

roofs not aproblem. Member

Master Painter &Roofing

Association NZ

Spraymaster 0274337780

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes -offices -

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

of Master Tinters NZ.

TILING - For all your tiling

requirements including kitchen

splash backs, flooring

etc. (full water proofing),

call Kevin on 027 496 8314.

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar,

www.tintawindow.co.nz

FORALL YOUR

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•Pruning

•Garden Maintenance

•Gutter Cleaning

•Rubbish Removal

Call us TODAY

foraFREE quote

Ph 08004546 546

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Ashburton

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FOR LEASE

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

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Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or call fora

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www.justcabins.co.nz

2186028

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SECURE waterproof storage

available. Capacity from

8m 3 to 65m 3 . Prices from

$25 per week. Inspection

invited. Ashburton Safe

Storage 03 308 3086.

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available long or

short term at Ashburton

Storage Facilities. Contact

us on 0274 36 26 36 or

www.ashburtonstoragefacilities.co.nz

VIEW by appointmentfrom5to13 September 2019–AlisonBellM:027 316 6336

DEADLINEPRIVATETREATYcloses at 4pm,Friday20September 2019(unless sold prior),

at the officesofArgyle WelshFinnigan,Barristers,Solicitors&Notary Public,

Westburn Courts,201-203WestStreet,Ashburton

2200202

TV Reception Specialists for

all your digital freeview

installations and repairs,

TV wall mounting, Smart

TV set-up, home theatre

installation. Call John at

Ashburton TV &Audio Ltd

03 308 7332 or 027 277

1062.

WANTED TO RENT

MATURE lady urgently

requires 1 to 2 bedroom

flat/unit, sunny and warm.

Must have garage, small

section, central location.

Phone 307 0190, leave

message.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

POTATOES; Nadine &Agria

5kg bags $5. This weekend

only, ’special’ 10kg Nadine

& Agria $7.50 per bag.

Nadine seed potatoes

$2.50kg. 81 Elizabeth

Street, phone 027 531

9103 or 03 308 3195.

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401.

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

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ELECTION NOTICES

Mount Hutt College is establishing anew Board of

Trustees and is calling for nominations for 5parent

representatives.

Nominations close 13th September 2019, not

30th August as previously advertised.

Nomination forms and supporting information

have been posted to all eligible candidates.

TRAVEL

PERSONAL

Alone Is No Fun…

Joinourmembersseeking

companionship/love!

Meetvia Personalphone calls not

computer matchups

25+ yearsofmatchmaking experience.

City/Ruralmembersof all ages (seniors

welcome!)

Call 0800 315 311

to seewho is waitingtomeetyou!

www.newbeginningsnetwork.co.nz

Mt Hutt College

BoardofTrustee

Elections

CARS WANTED

CARS

CARS

WANTED!

WANTED!

TARANAKI, Wanganui,

October 19-23; D.B.B.

Tawhiti Colonial Museum,

Elvis Presley collection,

Pioneer Village, Pukeiti

Gardens; flights, airport

transfers. John &Kathleen

Lawler, Rakaia. Phone 03

302 7328.

2202068

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Damaged, Mechanical, Deregistered,

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$500for any van, utetruck, 4WD*

*Conditionsapply.

Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813

CARS FOR SALE

2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF

$4,999 Ad# 30904

2002 Volkswagen Golf,

2.3 V5 manual, 2,324cc,

recently serviced,

registered until August 2020.

Search postanote.co.nz

for more details.

2004 Honda Inspire for sale,

excellent condition

96,000kms, $6,500. Phone

Andrew 307 2273.

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

PANELBEATING and spray

painting of cars, trucks,

buses, horse floats &

motorhomes, caravans,

trailers, farm machinery, jet

boats. Light engineering

and aluminium welding.

Bus &Truck Bodyworks, 17

Range Street, Ashburton.

Phone 307 0378.

WINDSCREENS -N.Z. Auto

Glass, any car, anytime,

anywhere. 24 hour emergency

service. Phone Wilson’s

Windscreens 03 308

8485 (24 hours), 152 Wills

Street, Ashburton.

ADVERTISING space available

in the next issue of The

Courier Newspaper. Call us

today 308 7664.

PUBLIC NOTICE

ASHBURTON Society of

Arts, Short St. Studio ’Early

Spring Show’. Guest Claire

Forbes and local members

exhibiting. Mon, Wed,

10am - 2pm. Weekends

11am -4pm. Continuing for

4weeks. Enquiries 03 308

4533.

John Cowan will help you

build your family the same

way you build your house,

with foundations of love

and values and walls of

boundaries and discipline.

This will be afun evening

with loads of laughs and

easy to use tips.

Peter Blacklow

Call in atalk to the people who know...

PETE’S PICK

O F T H E W E E K

Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton your locally

owned &operated family business for 66 years

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs

&maintenance. Kerrick hot &cold waterblasters &industrial vacuum cleaners.

Esseti welders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

Email office@blacklows.co.nz FREEPHONE 0800 452 522

HospiceMid Canterbury

Dealing with alifelimiting illness?

We can supportyou and

your family to make

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Allservices arefree.

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387 email manager@hospicemc.nz

www.hospicemc.nz facebook hospicemidcanterbury

Do youneed financial help for

tertiarystudy,your apprenticeship

or personal development?

AdvanceAshburtonCommunityFoundation

has scholarships available NOW.

www.advanceashburton.org.nz to apply

Closing 14th October 2019

A DOUBLE PASS TO

“Growing GreatFamilies”

Name:...........................................................................................................................

Address:.......................................................................................................................

Phone:..........................................................................................................................

Simply fill in your details and drop into the AshburtonCourier,

199 Burnett Street,oremail to office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

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PUBLIC NOTICE

SPITFIRE

AIR COMPRESSOR

Belt drive.50litre tank.

Cast iron cylinder.

Softstartvalve.

SPITFIRE1350

$818.13+GST

(formerly SPCA)

CANYOU HELP?

We desperately need homes for

our barn cats before

newseason starts.

Andwehaveatabbyand ablack

andwhitekitten still available.

Kindly sponsored by

Ph308 4432

180216

2200627

HakaterePresbyterian Parish

(formerly St.Paul’s Church)

FAIR

65 Oxford St, Hampstead

Saturday

September 14

9am -11am

•Children’s Stall •FacePainting •BouncyCastle

•Cakes &Produce•Sausage Sizzle •DevonshireTeas

•HandcraftedGreeting Cards•Mystery Bottles/Jars

•LuckyNumber Raffles •Chocolatewheel •Plants

•Garage Sale/WhiteElephant

AshburtonBorough School

OSCAR PROGRAMME

Bookings areopen forthe next

School HolidayProgramme

30 September to 11 October

Early Bird&Bulk Booking discountavailable.

Forthe plan and bookings go to:

https://ashborough.aimyplus.com

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2197343

Thur 5th &Fri 6th

10.00 IT Chapter Two

10.00 Dan Carter APerfect 10

11.45 Palm Beach

1.00 OnceUpon aTime in Hollywood

1.40 Herbs Songs of Freedom

3.20 IT ChapterTwo

3.50 Angel Has Fallen

6.00 Herbs Songs of Freedom

6.20 TheKitchen

7.45 IT Chapter Two

8.15 Dan Carter APerfect 10

R16

G

M

R16

PG

R16

R16

PG

R16

R16

G

Sat7th &Sun 8th

10.00 TheLion King

10.00 ToyStory 4

11.50 Secret LifeofPets

12.10 IT Chapter Two

PG

GG

R16

1.30

3.10

Dan Carter APerfect 10 G

OnceUpon aTime in Hollywood R16

3.20 Hobbs &Shaw M

5.45 Herbs Songs of Freedom PG

6.10

7.30

8.20

AngelHas Fallen

IT Chapter Two

TheKitchen

R16

R16

R16

Mon9th &Tues 10th

10.00 Dan Carter APerfect 10 G

10.00 Herbs Songs of Freedom PG

11.45 Blindedbythe Light MMM

11.45 Palm Beach

1.40 Hobbs &Shaw

1.45 TheKitchen

R16

3.40 ADogs Journey PG

4.20 Angel Has Fallen R16

5.45 Dan Carter APerfect 10 G

6.30 TheKitchen

R16

7.30 IT Chapter Two R16

8.20 Herbs Songs of Freedom PG

Wed11th

10.00 Dan Carter APerfect 10 G

10.00 Herbs Songs of Freedom PG

11.45 Blinded by the Light MMM

11.45 Palm Beach

1.40 Hobbs &Shaw

1.45

3.40

4.20

TheKitchen

ADogs Journey

TheKitchen

R16

PG

R16

5.45 Dan Carter APerfect 10 G

6.15

7.30

8.00

Herbs Songs of Freedom

IT Chapter Two

Angel Has Fallen

PG

R16

R16

NO COMPS

Dan Carter APerfect 10,

IT Chapter Two, TheKitchen

Guess Who’sMoving?

From Monday

16th September

We will be operating from

our new premises

130 MooreStreet

Same Friendly, Efficient Service

Proudly Locally Owned and Operated

130 MooreStreet,Ashburton

033087739 0277365818

2202022

BUS trip -Saturday Sept 14 -

Leave 9.30; First stop

Geraldine, time to browse;

Speight’s Ale House, Timaru,

lunch included, talk

then walk on heritage buildings;

stop Miaflora, Winchester

before returning

approx. 5pm. Historic

Places Mid Canterbury

$65pp, call Julie 308 3866

after 6pm.

THE Courier is the best way

to advertise in Mid Canterbury.

Ask anyone who

regularly advertises with us

and they’ll tell you, they get

results.

FARMING NOTICES

WANTED four or five conventional

bales reasonable

quality lucerne hay. Can

pick up or close to Ashburton

if delivery preferred.

Please phone 03 308 0392.

Entries close Wednesday 4pm, September 11, 2019

Oneentry per person

SATURDAY 14 th

SEPTEMBER 2019

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2002 FORD FAIRLANE GHIA, white, auto.......................................................................... $7,990

2012 VW PASSATCC, auto, 3000cc, loaded....................................................................$17,995

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2015 NISSAN NAVARA STXLTD, 450 manual,1owner,2.5L intercooled turbo,

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2001 TOYOTA HARRIER, SUV,4X4, petrol.......................................................................... $4,990

2003 NISSAN MURANO 350X, auto, 4X4........................................................................$10,995

2002 TOYOTA RAV4, 2400cc, SUV,4X4, silver ....................................................................$7995

1999 DAIHATSUTERIOS, 5door,4X4, 5speed................................................................ $3,995

1998 NISSAN TERRANO, RDM, diesel,2700cc, auto...................................................... $9,995

1996 NISSAN TERRANO, RSR, diesel,3200cc, auto........................................................ $9,990

1994 FORD COURIER, 2WD,flatdeck................................................................................... $6,990

1996 MAZDABOUNTY, B2600 xcab,2600c,petrol, 5speed..................................... $9,900

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2003 FORD FUTURA, station wagon, auto........................................................................ $6,990

2005 PEUGEOT407, station wagon, diesel,auto........................................................... $6,495

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