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Roger’s made another one

Playhouse superstar buildsanother for Lions

Another impressive playhouse has

rolledoff theproductionlineinRoger

Paterson’s workshop.

Annually, thetrainedcabinet maker

crafts a unique playhouse that is

raffled for Ashburton Lions Club.

Mr Paterson, the current club

president, has being making the

playhouses for 18 years andthe project

nets the club around $3500 each year.

Thisyear agiant, summer playhouse

flooded with light has been created.

There are french doors that open

right up at the front andlargewindows

at each end.

The 1.8m x 1.4m structure has a

deck and porch and can befilled with

toys, can be used as areadingnook, or

simply asacosy hang out for kids.

The playhouse will be on display

and raffle tickets sold to win it at

Boulevard Day on East Street on

September 23.

The raffle will be drawn in December

and the playhouse will be delivered

to the lucky winner before Christmas.

After Boulevard Day, tickets, ifstill

available, can bepurchased via Lions

club members.

Photo: Helping to shift the playhouse

fromthe workshop are Ashburton

Lions Club members Brent Read,

Roger Paterson, David Stewart, Jeff

King, Manny Sim,Peter Kennard and

David Van Tongeren.

Work on

hot pools

set to start

next year

Arevised project timeline, based on

current expectations, is for the construction

phase of the Methven hot

pools project to start early next year

and for the project to be open at the

end of 2020.

The project, called the Opuke

Thermal Pools &Spa, aims to be abig

tourism attraction inMid Canterbury

and is being driven by Methven

Adventures.

An update onthe Methven Adventures

website states that the ‘‘developed

design phase is now largely

complete with geotechnical assessments,

structural engineering, electrical,

fire,mechanical and pool filtration

systems largely specified and defined’’.

The project’s$15million fundraising

targetisclose to being reached,helped

by a $7.5m loan from the Government’s

Provincial Growth Fund in

February (PGF).

Current expressions of interest have

passed the 98% mark and recent

investors are now undertaking the final

stages of due diligenceprior to signing

up.

An RFP (request for proposal)

process was initiated at the start of

August to selectthe principal construction

contractor.

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Mayoral candidates answer your questions -Leen Braam

One Important aspect of

economic grow and stability

is diversification.

What will you do to

encourage people to start

new businessesinAshburton

or bring established

businesses to town?

There is no simple

answertothis. As Mayor,

my main role would be to

promote the district

whenever and wherever

possible. To talk about

the uniqueness of the

area; it’s great location,

it’s affordable land and

housing, the friendly and

supportive community

and the wide range of

recreational opportunities

available. I would

also workcloselywith the

council’s recently

appointed Economic

Development Manager

to identify and foster

potential business interest.

We are fortunate

that previous councils

had the foresight to purchase

and develop the

Ashburton Business

Neil Brown

One important aspect of

economic development

and stability is diversification.

What will you do to

encourage people to start a

new business or bring

established business to

town?

This is an area of great

interest for me as Ihave

had businesses in our

district all my working

life, including in the hospitality

trade, and understand

the need to diversify

and increase our

business base. In my time

as a councillor and

Deputy Mayor, we have:

❑ Developed the Ashburton

Business Estate

over the last 12 years to

encourage new businesses

to set up here and

enable established ones

to expand, which is currently

being extended by

developing Stage 2 to

meet the demand;

❑ Adopted an

Economic Development

Plan which sets the direction

for business growth

for the district with specific

actions to be taken;

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NOW

Estate and this will continue

toattract new and

developing businesses.

Thereare already alot of

people doing exciting,

innovative work in Mid

Canterbury. They need

to be encouraged and

supported. Our local

community also needs to

be betterinformed about

what’s on offer here and

encouraged to ‘‘shop

❑ Budgeted the

money for economic

development every year;

❑ Set our commercial

rates lower than other

councils to encourage

businesses to establish

here;

❑ Adopted the CBD

Revitalisation Plan to

work with building

owners and town businesses

to encourage more

patronage and growth;

and,

❑ Appointed an

economic development

manager for the district.

As Mayor Iintend to

maintain this momentum

local’’.

What is your view on

reinstating the Information

Centre in the existing

building, operating 7days

aweek, if not on that site,

maybe inthe art gallery or

museum building?

The New Civic Centre

has been designed to

incorporate aninformation

area, and while

discussions and decisions

about opening hours

have still to be made, it

will definitely be available

during council’s

opening hours. The

decision to sell and relocate

the old Information

Centre Building has

already been made and I

believe having an

information hub adjacent

to the CBD (rather

than in the Art Gallery

or Museum) will encourage

visitors into the retail

area ­animportant part

of revitalising the town

centre.

Times have changed,

as has the way people

and see the actions identified

come into fruition,

including making Council

processes more user

friendly for businesses.

It’s important to retain

our character while at the

same time we design our

township to encourage

more patronage and better

retail and business

opportunities, which is

why Ipersonally ensured

we kept the iconic water

fountain feature within

our town centre.

What is your view on

reinstating the Information

Centre in the existing

building, operating 7days

aweek, if not on that site,

maybe in the art gallery or

museum building?

The Ashburton Art

Gallery and Heritage

Centre has conditions on

its consent that prohibits

that activity from being

there so that’s not a

feasible solution.

The new Library and

Civic Centre facility has

room planned in it for an

information service to be

included as is common in

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access information. For

most people searching

their mobile devices is

now their first choice.

WIFI hotspots already

exist around town and

the number will increase

with the CBD redevelopment.

With manyvacantretail

or office spaces in the

CBD, what isyour opinion

of any further retail

development being planned

for outside of that

area, with any such

development fragmenting

the town’s retail even

more?

Personally, I would

like to limit the spread of

the retail area, creating

an attractive, vibrant

town centre. The Town

Centre Working Group,

of which Iam amember,

is working hard to

encourage this, but council

can only do so much.

As a business owner

myself, Iknow thatproperty

and business owners

also need to look at their

most modern civic buildings

these days.

In the interim, the

existing building could be

used for some kind of

information hub for tourists

and locals; but exactly

what or how it could be

delivered would need to

be explored (including

using volunteers as happened

previously). Ipersonally

would like to see

the building be used for

the good of the whole

community.

With many vacant retail

or office spaces in the

CBD, what is your opinion

of any further retail

development being planned

for outside of that

area, with any such

development fragmenting

the town’s retail even

more?

The Ashburton District

Plan says what can

and can’t be done in the

district based on the

Resource Management

Act 1991; this also applies

to the CBD and the

fringe areas of town. NZ

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Again, the council’s

newly appointed

Economic Development

Manager will play arole

in filling vacant retail

and office space.

What will you do to

limit further rate

increases?

Iwill always strive to

keep rates increases as

low as possible. However

we all want Mid Canterbury

to be a vibrant,

growing district and that

comes at acost. Business

development and population

growth will expand

our ratepayer base,

spreading the rates burden.

Ithink we all know

that nothing comes for

free and that applies to

councils aswell. While I

don’t believe in cutting

corners, Iamcommitted

to giving ratepayers

value for money; using

common­sense and

doing the basics right.

prescriptive as overseas,

here in New Zealand

developers have more

freedom to make commercial

decisions around

where they will do business

and if they think it is

viable. Ithink it would be

unwise for Council to

interfere in the day­today

running of businesses

outside of its existing

regulatory powers. I

believe it’s best to let the

market run its own course

within the rules the District

Plan has set for it.

What will you do to limit

further rate increases?

As Mayor Iwould continue

to ensure that:

❑ The whole Ashburton

community keeps

receiving good levels of

service;

❑ Ratepayers’ money

is spent appropriately

❑ We get the best

value for money with our

contracts through robust

quality assurance

measures; and,

❑ Council sticks to the

budget that we put into

our Long­Term Plans.

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Candidates respond to readers’ questions -Donna Favel

One important aspect of

economic growth and

stability is diversification.

What will you do to

encourage people to start

new businesses in Ashburton

or bring established

business to town?

Iabsolutely agree that

one important aspect of

economic growth and

stability is diversification.

Having been in the role

of Mayor for three years,

without an Economic

Development Manager

for virtually the entire

term, Iassumed some of

that role for much of the

term. I am in the privileged

position to know

that new businesses are

already looking at the

Ashburton District. Big

Chain Stores, retailers.

manufacturers and service

providers are all

looking to establish here.

The Opuke Hot Pools in

Methven, will be a significant

attraction and

bring additional businesses

and offer more

employment in the hospitality

sector.

The NZIER Labour

Force Plan, identified

Ashburton District was

“the 6th most desired

district for business” and

“the 12th for quality of

life” of our 66 districts. I

believe that improving

the quality of life for all

residents supports both

business and residents

alike.

The major impediment

for this district continues

to be long term low

unemployment, currently

1.8%. Ihave campaigned

nationally for Ashburton

to be the place to live and

work. Get aJob –Have a

Life.

Just this week, two

conversations – (1) a

business looking to come

to town, having difficulty

recruiting to start the

business (2) anew resident

moved from Auckland,

no longer spending

$900 per week on rent

and now delighted to

have some discretionary

income.

What is your view on

reinstating the Information

Centre in the existing

building, operating 7days

aweek, if not on that site,

maybe in the art gallery or

museum building?

Council are charged

with delivering services in

acost effective manner.

By changing the locations

of Tourist Information

(currently The Somerset

Grocer and Ashburton

Public Library) and partnering

with existing

operators, Council has

(a) saved the ratepayers

money (b) additional

locations and (c)

extended hours (now 7

days per week at both, as

opposed to 5 days per

week). There are plans in

the new Library and Civic

Centre for an Information

Centre.

With many vacant retail

or office spaces in the

CBD, what is your opnion

of any further retail

development being planned

for outside that area,

with any such development

fragmenting the

town’s retail even more?

While it could be

argued that further retail

development outside of

the CBD will hinder an

area already contending

with retail /office vacancies,

remedial work and

new builds, Ibelieve that

large chain retail stores in

town will also appeal to

some customers, who

would otherwise drive to

the big cities for these

brands. At our business,

we have customers travelling

from Leeston, Southbridge,

Dunsandel, who

make their consumer

choice based on ease of

access, parking and service.

Ipredict that when

there are additional retail

options in Ashburton

these stores will also act

as a beacon to attract

customers from outside

of this district.

What will you do to

limit further rate

increases?

To limit further rate

increases, I intend to

maximise funding from

alternative sources, be it

Central Government,

Public /Private Partnerships

or User pays. We

sent astrong message to

Central Government re:

Ashburton Second

Urban Bridge, that

Council would only pay

20% and expected 80%

from other sources. Ashburton

District has fared

well this term, with significant

funding from

Ministry of Education,

Provincial Growth Fund,

Tourism Infrastructure

Fund and NZTA. I am

working with EMC and

ADC to ensure that we

improve our levels of

preparedness when

opportunities and funding

rounds arise.

Tony Todd

One important aspect of

economic growth and

stability is diversification.

What will you do to

encourage people to start

new businesses in Ashburton

or bring established

business to town?

The Ashburton Business

Park is asuccess.

We need to build on

that success now and

fast.

Shift the ‘‘shunting

yards’’ from the CBD to

the Business Park. Promote

and create an

Inland port that will

transform the processfor

companies wishing to

export.

We must aggressively

market our Business

Park to businesses looking

to re­locate here as

our central location in

the South Island and

close to an international

airport and port is ahuge

advantage.

Look at the success of

the I­ zone development

in Selwyn. 98% full at a

profit of around $40 million

dollars.

We should be offering

land/building packages

to incentivise and

encourage businesses to

re­locate to Ashburton.

What is your view on

reinstating the Information

Centre in the existing

building, operating 7days

aweek, if not on that site,

maybe inthe art gallery or

museum building?

My campaign over the

past three years to reinstate

the Information

Centre is well documented.

This campaign

climaxed with a rally

beside the closed I­site

that reportedly attracted

500 people.

Experience Mid Canterbury

(EMC) depleted

budget this year is

$370,000, 80% of which

goes in wages, leaving

$75,000 to promote the

benefits of our district.

EMC is close to being

insolvent.

Ibelieve Council have

aduty to provide afully

funded Info Hub, with

fully trained competent

staff to sell the benefits

of the district to visitors

and locals alike.

Close to 5 million

tourists are expected to

visit NZ

Let’s put out the welcome

mat for them

For a cost of around

$63,000 per annum our

Info Hub could reopen.

If our district delivers the

Councillors keen on a

pro­active positive Info

Hub then we will have

the possibility of having

the Hub open by April 1

2020.

Location on the East

Street green, along with

the water feature.

With manyvacant retail

or office spaces in the

CBD, what is your opinion

of any further retail

development being planned

for outside of that

area, with any development

fragmenting the

town’s retail even more?

The re­development

of the CBD is slowly

getting under way. But it

is worth noting that a

plan for the CBD was

developed prior to 2011.

In the meantime, our

CBD has been allowed

to deteriorate. In ­action

is very disappointing.

So now we need to

work with landowners/

developers and put in

place incentives to

encourage redevelopment

just as other Councils

are initiating.

We need to put the

heart back into our town

centre.

It’s worth noting the

new Countdown complex

was builtonland not

zoned retail.

We now have a

resource consent application

advertised for further

retail development

alongside Countdown.

Council should be

objecting to this as it is

against Council’s own

plan. We need toensure

that going forward splintered

and fractured

development does not

come atthe expense of

the CBD.

Heritage NZ to fund roofing at Ng King settlement

By John Keast

Heritage New Zealand

will fund aroofing project

at Ashburton’s Ng

King Brothers Chinese

Market Garden Settlement.

The project will make

buildings waterand windtight

and involve removing

the existing iron, putting

onaflat galvanised

sheet, and putting the

original iron back on.

News of the support

came as the Ashburton

council’s Chinese Settlement

WorkingGroup­to

be renamed the NgKing

Brothers Chinese Market

Garden Settlement, at

the request of family ­

heard an update from

commercial property

adviser Rachael Western

and heritage adviser

Arlene Baird.

They said Heritage

New Zealand wasexcited

by the Ashburton project

and said the declaration

of the village as an

archaeological site was

one of the best events

with which it had been

involved.

It had already helped

with funding for an

information board for the

site and had offered to

help with reroofing.

A letter of confirmation

for that funding was

awaited.

Reroofing would ‘‘add

a lot’’ to the structural

integrity of the buildings.

If work was needed on

the floors or walls, the

roofwould not have to be

touched again.

Open days are planned.

The council will seek

funding fromthe Chinese

Poll Tax Fund and other

funds, and itwould work

with the NgKing family

on that.

The council was also

working with Heritage

New Zealand on products

with which to coat

the cladding of the building.

With guidance, it was a

jobthatcould be done by

volunteers.

The site would eventually

also connect to

nearby paths.

An archaeological

firm, Underground

Overground, had also

finished cataloguing

material salvaged from

the site.

Most were metal or

glass, with leather shoes

also being saved and they

would be used in some

way, and the Ashburton

Museum was interested

in a book of Chinese

What will you do to

limit further rate

increases?

Rate increases are a

challenging and emotional

topic.

In saying that, Council

has aduty to provide the

services and infrastructure

our community

demands. At the same

time provide quality

amenities, both culturally

and sporting wise

that will create astrong

vibrant district that will

attract people and businesses

to come and stay.

But to do that we need a

vibrant progressive

‘‘open for business’’ look

to our district.

As ageneral statement

rate increases should be

kept within the rate of

inflation.

characters found at the

site.

The search was also on

for avery large rock to go

at the entrance, and a

feature story on the site

and its history was being

written for the Heritage

New Zealand magazine.

The Ng King families

handed stewardship of the

former market garden site

to the Ashburton council

in 2013.

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It might be time Ashburton caught the bus ­orthe mini van

It is only those who do

not drive, cannot drive,

or are not allowed to

drive truly appreciate

the value of public transport.

Ashburton has no

public transport, though

it has taxis and volunteer

services, say, which take

people to medical

appointments in Christchurch.

That may change,

Courier comment

thanks to an initiative

being pursued by councillor

Liz McMillan, who

chairs Safer Ashburton.

What is proposed is a

community vehicle trust,

similar to the very successful

model run in

Geraldine and elsewhere.

Such a service would

probably use mini­vans,

volunteer drivers, and

take people, say, from

Methven or Rakaia to

Ashburton.

Where and what happens

will depend on an

online survey being proposed

to assess need,

and any service may be a

year or more away.

Users would pay a

minimalfee for rides and

it is likely if a town

wanted the service, there

would be atargeted rate

to cover some of the

costs.

The Geraldine service

has been operating for

some years, and with

considerable success.

Users pay a small

charge ­$4each way for

trips within Geraldine ­

and volunteers drive.

There is aalso aregular

service to Timaru,

but at agreater cost.

For many, the service

is alife­saver.

Users can be dropped

off at acertain spot and

be collected several

hours later for the trip

home.

Such services, as well

as being vital for residents,

have a bonus in

that they provide akey

reason why some people

might want to buy a

house in an area.

Were there no such

service, the cost and difficulty

of getting from A

to B might be insurmountable.

It is early days for the

Ashburton proposal, but

we imagine there will be

strong support in outlying

towns for a cheap and

reliable service to and

from Ashburton. We will

keep you informed about

the survey.

­John Keast

Hundreds turn out for show

Column

Seven

Hundreds of people,

from far and wide,

turned out in support of

the Ashburton Truck

Show at the Ashburton

Showgrounds at the

weekend, raising more

than $11,000 for Child

Cancer.

Among them were the

Carnahan family of

Kaiapoi and the

Herbs: Songs Of Freedom

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This is adocumentaryofalegendary New Zealand

reggae group,Herbs.

Recently they had aconcert tocelebrate their 40

years of music.

I don’t remember them well but lived through

those very tough times in NZ’shistory. It’s greatthat

this documentaryhas been done.

It is really watchableand adeeply personal.

Their songwriting craft ispretty impressive and

they will always be linked to milestones in our

times. Wesee clips of the Bastian Point protest,

Springboks tour and the Muraroa bomb tests-the

worst one forme.

Over their 40 years members have left and others

have joined the band.

But they have always managed to retain their

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You will be humming their tunes for some time

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family of Dunedin, who

either have family members

working in the

wider truck industry, or

were from along line of

truck drivers.

Co­organiser Rick

Harkness said there was

plenty of support from

within the trucking community

locally and

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nationwide. He was

thankful to those who

had come along toshow

theirtrucks, and to those

who turned out to support

the event.

He said six of the 183

trucks on site were from

the North Island.

In the show therewere

rigs of all sizes, styles

and colours including

working vehicles,recreational

vehicles fire

engines and the people’s

choice award went to a

Firth’s rainbow coloured

concrete mixer.

There was also arare

beauty finished just in

time for the show ­ an

International 3070 Burnetts

Motors cattle truck

and trailer, which drew a

quite a bit of interest

throughout the day.

Mr Harkness said

numbers through the

Top, two year old Storm Carnahan and brother Troy, 4, with preschool toy

Kiwi (who was being taken on an adventure to write in his daily journal)

were at the Ashburton Truck Show with parents Jinny and Corrie, from

Kaiapoi and, above, some of the trucks on display.

gate were down onpast

years but they still raised

$5,800.

At the evening function,

former All Black

Stu Wilson entertained

attendees with yarns

about past tours and the

charity auction raised an

additional $6,000 with a

lot of good items up for

grabs, which all sold.

A chap we know

inherited a cellphone

from an out­of­town

worker. That person,

clearly, neglected to tell

people that he had a

new number, as thecalls

keep coming in. The

news, we regret to say, is

not all good. There have

been calls and messages

by abank. And from the

IRD. We understand a

dog will have missed an

appointment at the vet,

and we are alarmed at

the scale of the credit

card bill.

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A chap known to

Column Seven has

invested in anew superzoom

camera. When we

say super­zoom we

mean far­reaching. It,

we believe, has a125x

zoom, which equals

around 3000mm in the

old money. And if those

figures do not mean

anything to you, we can

express it thus: if you

live rurally, it would be

no problem to see what

hangs from your neighbour’s

line. Such is his

joy with the camera that

we see people skiing

(though the camera is

far from the skifield)

and see dust rising from

afaraway car. Fascinating

stuff.

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Morrison at ScoMo, we

wondered what Ashburton’s

mayor might be

called? Depending on

who wins, we could have

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LeBr. Phew.

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Feeding the birds has gone bananas

By Mick Jensen

There are bananas

hanging fromtrees at

PauletteClark’s house,

andthe birds lovethem.

TheAllenton

resident is doing her bit

to feedbirdslike

fantails,waxeyes,

chaffinches and even

tuis over winter.

Bellbirds are abit

more choosy who they

eatwith and feastinthe

back garden.

Paulettebuys

discounted bananas,

part peels them and

hangs them out for the

birds to snackon.

Some 60 fresh

bananaswere hanging

when The Ashburton

Courier called, making

for an unexpectedsight

in suburban Ashburton.

Whilethe birdscome

flutteringdown to enjoy

the fruitand to

supplement their diet,

they are watched by

some of Paulette’s cats.

The catsclimb the

shorttreesand sit

bemused.

Paulette’s been

feeding birdsfor 65 of

her 78 years and usually

concocts lard, fruit,and

oat mealballs.

‘‘We need birdsand

bees and butterflies and

my garden is friendlyfor

all of them,’’ she said.

Avolunteer at Mid

Canterbury Animal

Welfare Centrefor the

lastsix years, Paulette

alsoloves her cats and

dogs.

She has six cats and a

dog and other regular

feline visitors.

Acat named Teddy

was bornjust two

minutesafterher own

birth, and was aclose

companioninPaulette’s

youngeryears.

In the aftermath of

the February 2011

Christchurch

earthquake, herbeloved

pussAJwent missing

for 17 days,but

eventually turned up

alive.

‘‘AJ hasn’t slept

indoors since and that’s

why I’ve set up the

covered outdoor

sleeping areaasan

optionfor my cats.’’

Another stray kitten

from Christchurch

adopted by Paulette

also likes to sleep

outside on one of the

two sheepskin beds that

are well protected from

the elements.

‘‘I’vealwaysbeen

aroundanimals and I

alwayswill.’’

Photo:Paulette Clark

with bananas hanging

from herfront garden

trees.

Down and dirty in mud and the glug

The mud was flying,tyres

were spinning and

traction and momentum

testedatthe christening

of anew dedicated fourwheel

drive park near

AshburtononSaturday.

The Mid Canterbury

4x4 Park will provide offroad

fun and challenges

for driversand is at the

southern end of

Cochranes Road.

The 8ha site has been

developed after

discussions between

Environment

Canterbury (ECan)and

the Mid Canterbury

Four Wheel Drive Club

and is aimedatproviding

another driving option

for four­wheel

enthusiasts.

Mid CanterburyFour

Wheel Drive Club

secretary John

McDonaldsaid the new

park would give drivers a

convenient and

accessible alternativeto

tracks in the Ashburton

River bed,whichfor a

number of monthsofthe

year were off limits to

protect nesting birds.

The riverbed was also

in floodfor partofthe

year and was too softto

driveatother times.

The clubhad been in

discussions withECan

over the last fouryears

and those discussions

had been ‘‘ramped up’’

over the last two years.

Both DonnaField and

Ryan Dynes,from ECan,

had been supportivein

establishing the

dedicated driving area,

said Mr McDonald.

ECan had wired­roped

the allocated 8ha block

and in less than thana

day adigger had

established abasic track.

The loop track would

evolve over time and

featured anumber of

drivingchallenges,

including deep ruts and

mud.

‘‘Getting in is easy

enough,but getting out

is not so easy.’’

Driver numbers willbe

monitored through a

track cam at the entry/

exit to the park.

Mid Canterbury Four

Wheel Drive Club

president MarcusEwart

said the rules of the 4x4

park were at the

entrance. No

motorbikes,bikes or

quads are allowed.

Letter to

the editor

Recently aNorth Canterbury

town enforced acull

of gulls that had become a

pest to the town. I’m wondering

if we need to instigate

something similar in

Ashburton with all the

gulls settling on the

Harvey Norman "cliffs".

The fouling they are causing

is a disgusting and

expensive mess. There

would be opposition to this

considering their protected

status but there must

be some way short of

shooting or poison to deter

them settling around the

CBD. Airports have bird

scarers as do some

orchards,if nothing is done

it will be asmelly disease

ridden summer .It’s time

to get the flock out of here!

Garry Quinn, Hampstead.

Fines

More than $20,000 in dogrelated

fines were issued by

the Ashburton council in

2018/19 for 91 offences.

The details are in the dog

control annual report.

Offences included failing

to register adog, failure to

advise change of address,

failure to microchip adog,

and failure to keep a dog

controlled.

There are 6514 dogs registered,

62 menacing dogs and

830 complaints were

received.


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New sign at Harris reserve

By Mick Jensen

Community input into a special

conservation project south of Ashburton

has been celebrated with the

unveiling ofanew information sign

and agathering ofvolunteers.

The Harris Scientific Reserve,

located 13km from Ashburton off

Lovetts Road, features one of the

last remnants of the original vegetation

inthe region.

The kanuka on the reserve are

from the original trees and grow on

land that has never been cultivated.

The visionary behind the preservation

projectwas former landowner

and ex farmer, the late Arthur

Harris, who approached the QEII

Trust, whichlater established aQEII

covenant of 2.6ha on the reserve.

The covenantbecame theimpetus

for the creation of the dryland

reserve, which is secured in perpetuity

and was named the Harris

Scientific Reserve in2010.

It is nowmanaged by the Ashburton

Community Conservation Trust.

Speaking at Sunday’s celebration,

which was attended by around 40

people, Edith Smith fromAshburton

Forest&Bird saidthe reserve wasa

specialplace that hadgrownover the

years through community nurturing

and support.

Arthurand ShirleyHarris had had

the vision tostart the conservation

process, but that effort had been

backed by ecologists, former Ashburton

mayor Bede O’Malley and a

variety of groups and individuals

who had lent ahand at anumber of

planting sessions.

The planting process had been a

Shirley Harris and rugby ‘Living Legend’ Jock Ross in front of the

sign unveiled on Sunday.

matter of trial and error inthe early

days and techniques had been

refined, she said.

The reserve received abig boost

from the Living Legends project,

which took the field to the forest

during New Zealand’s hosting of

Rugby World Cup 2011 and helped

transformthe site, and 16 other sites

around the country, with thousands

of donated native trees and shrubs

over the next few years, said Mrs

Smith.

Locally nominated rugby ‘Living

Legend’ JockRoss,apast AllBlack,

had been astrong supporter of the

conservation project with his family.

Mrs Smith said ‘‘wonderful’’ support

had been received from the

Hinds Lions, from the Department

of Conservation and from the

Honda Tree Fund.

Anew large sign atthe reserve

was unveiled onSunday by Shirley

Harris and Jock Ross.

The back ofthe sign offers abrief

history of thesite andits importance

in terms of showing future generations

what large tracts ofthe South

Island used tobelike.

Those attending the afternoon

celebration enjoyed guided walks

and were also able to plant more

kanuka and tussock onthe day.

More walkingtracksand signsare

earmarked for the reserve.

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Speed review consultation

Consultation ofaspeed review for some

district roads will goout soon.

The Ashburton council has been compiling

a list of changes suggested by

residents, added some ofits own, and put

these before councillors for further suggestions.

The roads and streets are in various

areas, includingthe topend of Ashburton,

northeast Ashburton, Lake Hood and

Methven and Rakaia.

Thecouncil would form ahearing panel

and invite submissions on speed changes.

Meanwhile, roading manager Brian

Fauth said staff had worked closely with

Lagmhor School ontraffic concerns and

did not think it had abad problem.

Cr Liz McMillan said concerns had

been raised with her bythe school.

Mr Fauth said zone signs had been put

in, adragon­tooth arrangement was also

in, and agood parking area.

Arepresentative from asafety group

had also been out there.

New club rooms to open

The public are invited tothe opening of

the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery

Club rooms at the Ashburton Showgrounds

on October 5.

Formalities begin at 2pm, and members

will have an array of vintage

machinery on display.

Club president John Stewart said

members were thrilled to get the project

over the line, and the clubrooms were

already proving popular with machinery

firms, which hired it for displays and for

training.

Mr Stewart said the private hire was

providing an income for the club.

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon will

open the building.

‘‘The public are welcome to come

along and see the gear we have,’’ Mr

Stewart said.

The club is also in the early stages of

organising its third Wheat and Wheels

Rally, to be held on the Barrhill farm of

member Anthony Hampton from April

1to3,2022.

Previous shows were held at Peter

Butterick’s farm at Wakanui.

The theme for the rally is 175 Years of

Massey and will feature daily parades, a

military display, traction engines, food

and craft stalls, asprayer and spreader

display, classic vintage cars, tractors and

trucks, and some of New Zealand’s

largest tractors and combines.

Profits from the event will go to

Ronald McDonald House.

Second bridge analysis

Work on adetailed business

case for a second

urban bridge for Ashburton

begins later this year.

Geotech investigations

will be done over the coming

months, with economic

analysis, and capital and

maintenance cost estimates

early next year. The bridge

is proposed for the end of

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Among the rubbish collectors were Shirley Falloon, Anthea Moore and

Lesley Ottey, (Eco Educate) and Bev Skates.

Volunteer collectors picked up 260kg of

litter in afew short hours in Ashburton

on Saturday.

The community clean up covered the

Ashburton CBD, Ashburton Domain

and from the kiosk and reserve area on

State Highway 1 (near Racecourse

Road) to the Ashburton Business

Estate.

As well as 40 plus bags of rubbish,

volunteers also amassed two bags of

glass that has been recycled.

The Ashburton Clean Up Day was

part of anational anti litter campaign

driven by Keep New Zealand Beautiful

and supported by GJ Gardner Homes.

Locally it was co­ordinated by Litter

Free Ashburton and supported by Eco

Educate.

Litter Free Ashburton spokesperson

Bev skates said around 25 people had

signed up to lend ahand.

Regular rubbish collectors had been

joined by others who wanted to do their

bit to keep Ashburton looking tidy, she

said.

Learner drivers needed

Arural driving support scheme started in

Mid Canterbury last year is calling for

learner drivers to come forward to join a

new course starting on October 1.

The scheme takes participants through

their initial learners licence and then

supports them on the journey to their

restricted licence.

Part of athree­year project that aims to

offer practical help to adults living in rural

locations, the programme is free and also

offers adriving test subsidy.

Learning todrive isseen as away of

helping with rural isolation and with

community integration and to date, the

first three rural driving support courses

have achieved a92per cent pass rate for

people gaining alearner licence.

Over anine week period learners work

their way through road code theory.

The course will run on consecutive

Tuesdays from 11amuntil1pm and is held

at the Ashburton Learning Centre, opposite

StJoseph’s School. Help is available

with child care and transport, if needed.

The programme is managed by Rural

Support Mid Canterbury in partnership

with Safer Ashburton Communities and

is supported by Advance Ashburton,

Lotteries Commission, Lion Foundation,

Ashburton District Council, Community

Organisation Grant Scheme, Ashburton

Licensing Trust and Community Trust of

Mid &South Canterbury.

Contact the scheme’s co­ordinator

Wendy Hewitt by email (wendy@saferashburton.org.nz)

or phone (027 611

3301) for more information.

Survey format changes

Residents from across the district will

soon have the chance to say how they

think the council has performed

throughout the year, as part of the

2019/20 Annual Residents’ Survey.

In achange to how previous years’

surveys have been conducted, the

2019/20 survey will be carried out over

four rounds throughout the year rather

than in one round.

Residents selected to participate will

be sent letters inviting them to take part

in an online survey, and if no response is

received, ahard copy of the survey will

be mailed to them.

The Annual Residents’ Survey will be

independently carried out by Key

Research and letters will be sent to 4,000

residents, randomly selected from the

electoral roll, in the 2019/20 year.

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0800 2MEMORY

027 637 1229

Family Notices

Inquiries phone

Jann or Leonie on 308 7664

or call into 199 Burnett Street.

Family Notices

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

IN MEMORIAM

DICKINSON, Doris Mildred:

passed away peacefully at

Christchurch Hospital on

September 7, 2019.

Dearly loved wife ofthe late

Merv Dickinson. Dearly loved

mother and mother in law of

Ken and Sharon, Jenny and

Graham, Sue and the late Ian,

Trudy and Kerry.

Loved Nana of Hope,

Timothy, Emily,Scott,Megan,

Shari, Sharlene,Sarah, Joseph

and Grace, and acherished

GreatNana.

Messages to: The Dickinson

Family, PO Box 24, Rakaia

7710.

A service to celebrate

Doris’ life will be held at St

Mark’s Anglican Church, 35

Elizabeth Avenue, Rakaia

on Friday, September 13, at

1.00pm, followed byprivate

cremation.

McGILLEN, Leslie Joseph:

at Highfield Lifecare, Timaru

on Friday, September 6,

2019, eleven days shy ofhis

84th birthday. Dearly loved

husband of the late Lorraine,

dearly loved and respected

father and father in law of

Dave and Tania, Janet and

Steve, and Mike and Lucy.

Loved Grandad of Dana;

Stacey and Andrew, Todd

and Sonia; Mark and Tara,and

Phil and Josefina, and Great

Grandad “Wez” ofBridie, and

Ryan; Kaiden, and Hudson;

Aleeah, and Maddison.

Messages to: The McGillen

Family, c/- PO Box 6035,

Ashburton7742.

A service to celebrate Les’

life will beheld at St Joseph’s

Catholic Church, Wilkin

Street, Temuka onThursday,

September 12 at 1.00pm,

followed byinterment atthe

TemukaCemetery.

0800 2MEMORY

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Since 1982

MAW, Rosaleen Teresa: on

September 5, 2019. Passed

away peacefully at Rosebank

Resthome East Wing,

Ashburton. Aged 81 years.

Dearly loved wife ofthe late

Mervyn. Loved mother and

mother in law ofJudith and

David Letham, the late Mark,

Peter and Karen, Marion and

PeterTruman, Susan and Mike

Rose, Christopher, the late

Barry, David and Emma and

loved Grandma of George;

Kate; Brian, and Adam;

Sophia, Toby, and Annabel.

Messages to the Maw Family,

POBox 472, Ashburton7740.

In lieu of flowers,donations to

the Blind Foundation would

be welcome and may beleft

at the service. A service to

celebrate Rose’s life will be

held at the Church of the

Holy Name, Sealy Street,

Ashburton on Thursday

September 12, commencing

at 11.00am. Followed by

Interment at the Rakaia

Cemetery.

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SKINNER, Paul David :

Unexpectedly in Ashburton

on September 5th, 2019.

Aged 47 years. Love of her

life, and husband,toAndrena.

Dearly lovedfather,and mate,

to Jacob. Much loved son of

Elva &David. Loved Brother

of Barbara, Julie &Di. Loved

Uncle &friend.

Messages to the Skinner

family, C/- PO Box 6035,

Ashburton 7742. Aservice to

celebrate Paul’s life has been

held.

0800 2MEMORY

027 637 1229

KINGSBURY, Colin Eric,

1953-2019: Alan, Ian, Kelly

and families wish to express

their sincere thanks to all

who gave their support and

sympathy following the sad

loss of Colin on July 17th.

Thank you for all the flowers,

food, cards, visits and phone

calls.

Please accept this as a

personal acknowledgement.

LUDEMANN, Phillip

Andrew (Phill):

18-08-88 -29-06-19

Ian and Jill,Gemma and Josh,

Cameron and Samira Harper,

Sailor, and Matilda and our

extended family wish to

say our sincere gratitude

to our wonderful friends,

neighbours, Phill’s mates,

and our community for all

their love and support tous

on the sad passing of Phill.

Our special thanks to the

Police, Ashburton St John,

Hinds Fire Brigade, and The

SouthernRugby Club.

The beautiful cards, lovely

messages, food, baking,

flowers, phone calls, and

visits were appreciated.Thank

you toall who attended his

funeral and gave donations

to TheMayfield St John.

Phill connectedwith so many

people. Thank you for being

partofhis life. We all have our

own wonderful memories of

him to cherish.

Fulfill your lives,

Enjoyeach day,

Trysomething new,

Lead apositive life.

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OAKLEY: Beverley Eleanor:

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Loving memories of you

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Foreverinour hearts

Always in our thoughts

Your loving family, husband

Murray, sons Allan, Warren,

David and Peter, their wives,

partners and families.

PRICE,Colin:

27/5/1930 -13/3/2019

Time has slipped by it’s now

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The cards and the flowers

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Ourthanks to youfor thelifewe

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We arenow living in aworld of

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These months have taught us

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The rural community

turned out in force to a

Ministry for the

Environment meeting in

Ashburton yesterday to

hear discussion on the

Governments’s Essential

Freshwater proposal

and to voice their concerns.

Around 350 people

turned uptothe Hotel

Ashburton to hear government

representatives

­ Ministry for the

Environment’s Martin

Workman and Amanda

Moran, with Ministry

For Primary Industries

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the plan to improve

water quality nationwide

and how to protect productive

land.

It was achancefor the

rural community to have

theirvoices heard on the

discussion document,

which is out for consultation,

and to encourage

them to put in a

submission on the document

via the Ministry

for the Environment

website.

The Ashburton meeting

was the first, of a

series, of primary sector

meetings nationwide.

There are also public

consultation meetings

under way but no others

planned for Ashburton.

However, there is a

meeting in Timaru on

September 19.

Those attending, who

included farmers and

industry representatives,

and many from out of the

district, did not hold back

voicing their concerns.

Questions included the

accuracy of the science

being used, how the one

percent dissolved

inorganic nitrogen level

was unrealistic, how the

regulation would tie in

with the myriad ofother

regulations already in

place, whether economic

modelling had been done

and consideration on the

effects of any regulation

on people, future generations

and their communities

like Ashburton.

Immediately after this

meeting, at the same

venue, Beef+LambNZ,

DairyNZ and Federated

Farmers took the opportunity

to host ameeting

for farmers about the

issue.

$125,000 for water group

The Hekeao Hinds

Water Enhancement

Trust has been given an

urgent $125,000 from the

Ashburton council

economic development

fund ­but several

councillors were

opposed.

The recommendation

that the grant be made

succeeded thoughonthe

motion of Cr Neil Brown,

backed by CrLeen

Braam.

The enhancement

trust replaced the

Managed Aquifer

Recharge Governance

group whichhas

overseen aseries of

successful trials in which

Will clarification

Free wills are available

through local law firms

(Argyle Welsh Finnigan,

Arrowsmith Law, RMF

Silva, Tavendale & Partners,

White Fox &Jones)

in September for those

who leave a bequest to

unused (but consented)

Ashburton council

stockwater is percolated

into aquifers to reduce

nitrate levels and

replenish underground

supplies.

The enhancement

trust is seeking $950,000

from Shane Jones’

Provincial Growth Fund,

but the application’s

progress was slow.

Project funding from

Environment

Canterbury, which has

supported the water

trial, is linked to the

PGF application and

could not be expended

until the agreement with

PGF is signed.

The enhancement

trust had urgent work

that needed to continue

while the PGF

application was being

decided, and approached

the Ashburtoncouncil.

Cr Russell Ellis ­in

one of his last meetings

as his nomination to

stand at the October

election was rejected ­

said he was struggling to

see the economic benefit

Advance Ashburton Community

Foundation.

A story in our last

edition, and based on

information provided,

gave the impression free

wills were available to all.

The confusion is regretted.

of the grant, with the grant

money coming from the

economic development

fund.

Cr Peter Reveleysaid he

was also opposedashehad

not seen abusiness case.

He had not seen anyone

other thanratepayers put

money into the project,

and the council had been

generous with its water­

‘‘it’s damn near filled the

Klondyke pond’’.

But Cr Neil Brown said

the results of the

enhancement trust’s work

would answer Cr Reveley’s

concerns.

The preliminary

business case had

estimated ‘‘the increase in

the community cost of

meeting relevant LWRP

(land and water regional

plan) Plan Change 2

targets without the

anticipated MAR

contribution at $370m a

year’’.

Cr Brown said not

having the MAR

enhancement could cost

the district millions.

‘‘Do we want that? I

don’t think so.’’


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Club supports projects that

benefit children and families

By Mick Jensen

Rotary Club of Ashburton is quietly

continuing its focus on backing projects

and initiatives that benefit children, youth

and families in Mid Canterbury.

Much of the support goes under the

radar, but provides valuable reading, learning

and educational support and opportunities.

A project later this year will support

physical activity and will establish an

outdoor gym at the Mid Canterbury Boxing

Academy in Tinwald.

Through boxing, the gym teaches

respect, responsibility, consideration and

kindness in young men and boys.

Ashburton Rotary Club project committee

spokesman Roger West said the boxing

academy was doing some great work with

young males and supporting that work was

seen as worthwhile.

Rotary members would get hands­on to

set up the gym over the next few months, he

said.

Mr West said Rotary had been involved

with projects supporting children, youth

and families for anumber of years.

It had been abacker for many years of

the Youth Institute of Ashburton, which

Roger West

supports programmes providing local

youth with valuable life skills, and had

recently hosted aconcert featuring local

talent and members of the Dame Malvina

Tennis open days ahit

There was agood turnout atthe Love

Tenniseventheld at the Ashburton Trust

Tennis Centre over the weekend.

All ages and abilities enjoyed court

time atthe tennis showcase day.

Similar events were held at more than

120 clubs around the country to promote

the game and anew season.

Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre coach

Jack Tiller said the weekend was an

opportunity toopen up the gates and to

showoff thefacility to the wider community.

The centre was very lucky to have 16

high quality, floodlit courts, he said.

The open day was about having fun,

giving the game a go and hopefully

‘‘falling inlove’’ with tennis.

He said six activity stations were set up

for players toenjoy ataste of the game

and to get aracquet in hand.

Jack Tiller said tennis in Mid Canterbury

was in ahealthy position and was

played by all age groups throughout the

season.

The tennis coach, aformer Canterbury

rep player, has already visited and

introduced the game tostudents at most

of theprimary schools in the district since

takinguphis roleacouple of months ago.

On Thursday evenings the Ashburton

Trust Tennis Centre will once again soon

host a long­running business doubles

competition, which sees 64 doubles

playersoncourt at 6pmand another64on

court at 8pm. There isalso afun doubles

competition starting soon onWednesday

nights and other regular competitions.

Tennis video at ashburtoncourier.co.nz.

Foundation.

Books were given to new babies in the

district and all children starting primary

school here, said Mr West.

The books were from the successful

Bookarama event and were presented

through an initiative set up by former

Ashburton Rotary president Alison

Driscoll eight years ago.

He said money given to Advance Ashburton

to administer amanaged fund in the

name of the late Neil Sinclair, aformer

Rotarian, had last year provided extra

reading lessons for 25 youngsters, and

would continue to help those struggling

with reading.

Mr West said reading was recognised as

important by Rotary and that was why 40

boxes of books had been given out each

year for the last two years at the annual

Mid Canterbury Children’s Day event.

The latest gesture from Ashburton

Rotary is to support the visit of renowned

neuroscience educator and child development

expert Nathan Wallis to the Event

Centre on October 10.

Roger West said Rotary aimed to

support asimilar big event annually at the

venue.

Dance spectacle

Life Dance Academy

will present the district’s

first inter­schools dance

competition on

September 24.

To be held at

Ashburton Trust Event

Centre, the competition

is aimed at providing an

opportunity for all

young dancers to make

it to the big stageand to

share their love of

dance.

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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

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News

Issue 30

12 September 2019

Message From The Principal

Highlights

Last week therewereseveral highlights thatIwish

to acknowledge.

Alumni Donation

The first of these was the donation of two trees,

one lemon and one kowhai, by agroup of former

students. These alumni were from the 3L class of

1970/leaving class of1974, and they donated the

trees to commemorate the passing of staff and former students since

1965.

This gesturewas much appreciated, with the kowhai being placed in the

memorial garden and the lemon tree in the staffroom courtyard.

OpenEvening

Thesecond highlightwas undoubtedly our well-attended Open Evening,

wherewehad over 500 people attending. Imuch appreciate the fact that

our local community has faith in their school and that they are willing to

come along and ask greatquestions.

My thanks to ourstaffand our studenttour guides forgiving of their time

to promote our College. Indications are that 2020 will see one of the

largest Year 9intakes we have had.

Winter Tournament Week

Last week was also Winter Tournament Week and we had nine teams

competing, at venues from Invercargill to Nelson. The weather was

beautiful forthe first twodaysbut sadly winterarrivedonthe Wednesday

and Thursday. As bad luck and timing would have it Iwas driving to

Nelson to watchnetball outdoors on the Thursday. Mr Murphy hasalot

to answer for!

My thanks are given toall the parents, caregivers and staff involved with

our winter sports teams.Without this level of support wecould not offer

the number of sports we do.

Visiting School Rebuilds

During this week myself and Deputy Principal Helen Shore-Taylor are

visiting three schools in the Bay ofPlenty region. These schools have all

hadmajorortotal rebuilds,and all of them have hadextensivecurriculum

reform.

Our brief to the Principals of these schools was very simple. Please be

prepared to tell us whathas been successful and,ifyou had your chance

again, what would you avoid at all costs. Interms of process, the ideas

fromour staff,community, students andvisitstoother schools all provide

input into our Education Brief.

This is considered bythe appointed Architects who then develop the

Master Plan. This Master Plan is due for completion by the end of Term

Two2020. It will outline the location of the buildings and their scope.

Quizco Evening

Tomorrow night isour annual QuizCo evening, which is always very well

attended. Thisisanannualevent organised by our StudentExecutiveand

they always receive generous support from local businesses. The Master

of Ceremonies (MC) for the evening is once again Peter Livingstone who

does agreat job of keeping the evening rolling.

Every year the Student Executive donates the profits from this evening

to alocal cause. This year the YMCA has been chosen, because of their

supportofstudents and various programmes at our College.

We much appreciate the level of supportthe Quizco enjoys.

Kind regards

Ross Preece, Principal

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Memorial Tree Planting

As referred to in the Principal’s Editorial in this newsletter, two trees have

been donated to the College with the Alumni’s purpose being to celebrate,

commemorate and remember the original students and staff from 1965,

who have sincedied. The treesthemselves were donatedbyformer student

Melvin Galletly who said the group was wanting, with the tree planting

ceremony, to have a balance between celebrating the ‘originals’ and

remembranceofthose who arenolonger withthem.

Melvin Galletly isalso the donor, toCollege, ofthe Galletly Family Target

Shooting Trophyfirst awarded in 2016 –totop shooterShania Harrison-Lee.

The trees were planted onTuesday 03September, with the South Island

Kowhai being planted in the

College’s Memorial Garden and

the Meyer Lemon Citrus in the

staffroom courtyard. Melvin

mentioned the reservoir of

goodwill amongst Alumni for

AshburtonCollege.

(Pictured left, leftand right):

Principal Ross Preeceand Sharon

Macintyre (Kermode)fromthe 3L

leaving class of 1974, turning the

soil in the Memorial Garden to

plantthe Kowhai Tree.

Events

ViewsfromCollege’s OpenEvening

Held on Monday 02 September over 500 families took the time out to

look at what the College has on offer,with particular emphasis on 2020

incoming Year 9students.

The evening began with presentations by Principal Ross Preece and Head

of Junior School Carolyn Clough in the College Auditorium, at 5:30pm and

6:15pm, following which families could tour the College with student tour

guides,orchooseaself-tour!

Thirteen displays, often interactive and all with visual exhibits, covered the

subjects of Music,Science, Social Sciences,Digital Technologies,Languages,

Mathematics,English,Physical Education, Art/Drama, Technology,Graphics,

HomeEconomics and Fabrics.

(Pictured above,left): trialing the

viewsthrough themicroscopes.

(Pictured right): Adele Burgess

demonstrates the wonders of static

electricity. She assured us her hair

returned to normal afterwards!

(Pictured from left): Hard

Materials Technology;

Science (belowleft) with

teacher Pete Leeshowing

whatgives fireworkstheir

colours; Art (belowright).

(Pictured right): Howfast can you

go on the treadmill?

In the staffroom families could get

information on what is available

in the BYOD world (Bring Your

Own Device), and staff were

also available to talk about the

‘InnovationClasses’and what these

offer students.

TheCollege Office wasopen

forenrolmentappointments,

enrolmentpacks,and course

selections via SchoolPoint, with

staff available to help those having anydifficultywith SchoolPointCourse

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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 30

12 September 2019

Events

Innovation Projects Displayed

Students from 9Y recently presentedtheir innovation projects to family and

members of the College community.

The project required students to follow abrief and design aspace for the

College new-build.

Students gathered their information from various sources, including the

Ministry of Education Project Manager, Martin Connell; aswell as Year 13

students who talked about their use of learning spaces as senior students.

Students then had to size, cost and outfit their space, and pitch their product

stating howitwould also serve as amulti-use flexible space.

(Pictured above): PrincipalRossPreecetalking to KIMS group about their

shared commonspace, aspacedesigned forthe newbuild.

(Pictured above,lefttoright): Oliver Bubb,Hamish O’Reilly and

BenSheppardstand beside their design of atrampoline park with a

retractable floor,thatalso servesasanindoorcourt.

Junior SkiTrip

The College’s final Junior (Year 9and 10 students) Ski Trip went ahead

on Thursday 29August, with the first two groups having taken place on

Tuesday06and Thursday08August.

Teacher with responsibility for this trip, Karen McKenzie, said that the

weatherreportindicatedstrong gale forcewinds andlightsnow.

Fortunately, the forty four students met the departing bus at 6:50am

which meant that the group was the first school group on the mountain,

at 9:00am. Students were quickly sorted into lessons but within thirty

minutes the skifield’s summit six and quad chair were on hold due to strong

winds, reaching 90km anhour atthe top. This meant that all skiers and

snowboarderswererestrictedtothe MagicCarpet.

However, by 11:30am the winds had died down enough to allowthe quad

chair to start up,and around lunchtime,the clouds parted, the winds went

away and everyone enjoyedafabulous afternoon in the sun. Thestudents’

skills improved quickly and many could be seen in groups skiing and

snowboardingall over the mountain.

Karen said the students were respectful and enthusiastic, which was

appreciatedbythe staff involved.

(Pictured above,lefttoright):

Snowboards to the fore –

Michael Bradley,Daniel Thompson,

Logan Scammell,Chris Angus,

Mt Hutt Instructor.

(Pictured left, leftto

right):

Matthew Binnie,

Mt Hutt Instructor,

Ruby Gray,

GracePrendergast,

Molly McKenna,

ByronPincott.

(Pictured above, lefttoright):

Kitted out readytotake to the

slopes areAliceHomer,

LauraCameron, Janelle Galos,

Lloyd Tuhao, LauraJensen.

Congratulations

RugbyHanan Shield Team Selection

Selection to the Hanan Shield Girls’

Rugby Team was a fitting finale for

two of Ashburton College’s players

from the Ash-Hutt Girls’Rugby Team –

TC Trusler-Clark and Aidan Elvines.

They will join twenty two other team members from arange of South

Canterbury schools – Timaru Girls’ High, Craighead Diocesan, Waitaki

Girls’High Schools and MacKenizie, Opihi and Roncalli Colleges. Coaches

are Mick Geary and Grace Kerridge, with Managers Lynley MacKenzie and

Caro Rhodes.

Programme

TheHanan Squad startwith amini-tournamentwith Otago and Canterbury

Development Teams on Sunday 15September, atthe Alpine Stadium

Timaru.

On the following Sunday, 22 September, the squad is training at the

Ashburton Showgrounds with Kendra Cocksedge. Kendra isanintegral

member of the Black Ferns, and was awarded WorldRugbyWomen’s Player

of the Year in 2015, and in the same season she was named New Zealand

Rugby Women’s Play of the Year. She was also the first woman to be

awarded the Kelvin RTremain Memorial Player of the Year.

To conclude, the team will play inthe South Island Under 18Tournament,

which isbeing hosted by Mid Canterbury inMethven from 29September-

01 October. Teams in this tournament will bethe Hanan Shield Team,

Tasman,Canterbury, Canterbury Development, Otago and Southland.

Boys’1st XI Football Team: Runners-Up

in Aoraki Competition

During the 2019 season, the Ashburton College Boys’1st XI Football Team

took partinthe newAorakiSecondarySchools’competition.

The competition was held during the first five weeks of Term Three and

included eight teams from Oamaru to Ashburton. Ashburton College got

off to agood startwith a7-1 win over Mt Hutt College in the first pool game.

This wasfollowed by a4-1 win the followingweek against Roncalli College

in Timaru.The thirdand final matchofthe pool stage wasagainst Geraldine

High School. Ashburton College lost this game 2-0 but due to asuperior

goal difference, finished topofthe pool.

Semi andFinalsPlay

In the semi-final,the boys playedMountainview High School.Good passing

and solid defence resulted in a4-2 win. Geraldine High School also won

their semi-final, resulting in arematch for the final, played inGeraldine on

Wednesday 21 August.

Both teams stepped up significantly from their pool match, resulting ina

very closely contested final. Going in to the final 15 minutes the scores were

tied at 0-0. AshburtonCollege had agoaldisallowedand Geraldine finished

an opportunity, giving them a1-0 win in an exciting finalmatch.

Team members were: Arch Amos, Parker Bradford, Kyle Cabangun,

Isaac Diamond, Dylan Freer, Nick Freer, Bailey Gray, Ben Holland, Kaleb

Leonard, Bradley Phillips,SamuelReilly-Sigel,Quinn Ritchie,RyanRobinson,

Jack Savage,Dom Wilson-Knight, Toby Woolf, Zac Woolf.

Appreciation

Thanks must go to the parents who helped to getthe students to matches

and also toCollege teachers Mike Pearce and Tony Robson for helping to

coach the team.

Co-coach Jono Hay said they hope that this competition continues to run

in coming years as away to have regular competition during the season.

Coming Events

Exclusiveofsportsweekly competition dates.

September

13 Aoraki SecondarySchools’Table Tennis Championships,Timaru

Year 10 Money ManagementMarketDay,Chessboard

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

quiz starts at 7:00pm

14 NZSS Cross CountrySkiingChampionships, Wanaka

Aoraki Mountainbiking,Oamaru

15-16 SISS Skiand SnowboardChampionships,Cardrona Skifield

16-21 EnrolmentWeek,atAshburtonCollege

17 AgricultureAcademy 1Animal Handling,Chertsey

18 AgricultureAcademy 2Animal Handing, Chertsey

Year 9 SMASHED presentation, Auditorium

19 Otago UniversityCourse planning,9:00am

AgricultureAcademy 3Animal Handling,Chertsey

Music Evening,Auditorium, 7:00pm

20 FLAVA Festival,Theatre Royal, Timaru

Year 13 PED Golf Assessment, Ashburton Golf Club

20-10 Oct AshCollClassics Tour (Italy and Greece)

21-10 Oct AshCollGerman Tour

23 Canterbury Schools’MatchplayGolf,Christchurch

24 BoardofTrustees Meeting,Menorlue,5:30pm

25 Volunteers’Day,Timaru

UC Course Planning,12:25pm

25-11Oct AshColl Japan Tour

26 AgricultureAcademy Year 12 Animal Handling,Chertsey

27 House Waiata Competition, Period 5

27 Final dayofTerm3

28-13 Oct StudentHolidayBreak

College Netball ATeamWinsMid Canterbury

Netball Premier Grade

After avery good home season the Ashburton College ANetball team

proved their mettle on Saturday 24August in the Premier Grade Final, to

take this game 34-27 over CelticAuric Electrical A.

This is College’s first Premier Grade title since 2010. Since this success

Ashburton College has finished in fourth place at the South Island

SecondarySchools’ NetballTournamentinNelson, which qualifiesthemfor

the prestigious New Zealand SecondarySchools’Netball Tournament which

is held during the second week ofthe October student holiday break. At

thistournamentthe topsixteen teams in New Zealand battle it out fortop

honours.

(Pictured below): Thevictorious team with the trophy.

(Back row, lefttoright): Sue Dudley (Manager), Taylah Burrowes, Faith Scott,

Jasmin Strawbridge,Danielle McArthur,Emma-Louise Stagg,Kaye Kennedy

(Coach), Chelsea Corbett (AssistantCoach).

(Front row, left toright): Poppy Kilworth, Samantha Holden, Grace Adams,

Hayley Tallentire, MiaPearson.

Additional CollegeTeamsuccesses

Additional Ashburton College Netball Club teams also achieved excellent

outcomes from their season of competition, as follows:

Senior Grade

Grade winners: AshburtonCollege Year 10A

Runners-up: AshburtonCollege Year 9A

The two teams played each other in the final, with the

10A gaining a36-22 winningmargin.

Senior Reserve Grade

Thirdplace: Ashburton College Under 18A Team, following anailbiting23-22

win over KFC United Hot Wings.

Second Grade

Thirdplace:

WinterTournamentWeekResults

At the time ofpreparing this newsletter results weren’t available, but

write-ups and results willbeincluded in the next newsletter.

2019 End-of-Year Final Days,Prize-Givings,Events

Parents, caregivers, family/whanau, friends and interested community

members aremost welcome at all prize-givings.

October

31 Year 13 final day. Students finish at 1:20pm.

Year 13 Graduation Ceremony, AshburtonTrustEvent Centre,

7:30pm.

November

04 Year 12 final day. Students finish at 1:20pm.

Year 12 Prize-Giving,College Auditorium, 7:30pm.

05 Year 11 final day.

Year 11 Prize-Giving,Auditorium, 7:30pm. College Auditorium.

December

08 Leavers’GraduationDinner,Hotel Ashburton, arrive at 6:30pm,

seatedat7:00pm.

12 Year 10 Prize-Giving, 1:30pm, CollegeAuditorium, and FinalDay

13 Year 9Prize-Giving,11:00am, CollegeAuditorium, andFinal Day

Term Dates2019

Term Three

AshburtonCollege Year 9B team, afterplaying Ashburton

College Under 15A, and gaining a25-20 win.

-Friday27September

Term Four Monday 14 October -Thursday 31 October (Year 13)

-Monday 04 November (Year 12)

-Tuesday05November (Year 11)

-Thursday12December(Year 10)

-Friday13December(Year 9)


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HOME &GARDEN

Spring brings sowing opportunities

Vegetables

Take advantage of fine

spring days tosow vegetables.

Frequent hoeing and

loosening of surface soil

helps all crops, letting air

and warmth into the

upper layers ofthe soil.

Use spring cabbages

soon, or they will run to

seed. Cut the largest

heads first. Once ahead

has been cut, the plant

should be removed and

composted, oritwill continue

to draw nutrients

from the soil.

Sow lettuce regularly

from now on, afew at a

time, to keep a regular

supply. The best lettuce

plants are those sown

where they are to mature.

Thin the seedlings so

those left tomature will

produce a highly developed

root system. Liquid

manure helps give good

leaves.

Rhubarb will bestarting

to sprout, but leave

the early stalks tomature

and water the bed well in

dry weather.

Watch any early

potatoes pushing through

thesurfaceinareaswhere

frosts might still occur.

Cover with pea straw or

hoe up soil over them

and, when they become

strong, mound them up.

Maincrop potatoes can

be sown in districts that

usually experience dry

summers.

Thin autumn­sown

onions and weed the bed

when soil conditions

allow.

Flowers

Plant pansies and

violas. Regularly remove

Unless you have aheated glasshouse, or asunny

conservatory, don’t hurry to plant tomatoes outdoors.

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flowering displays, a

practice also invaluable

with other annuals and

perennials, such as dahlias,

sweet peas, asters,

roses and calendulas.

Dahlias left inthe soil

during winter can be

lifted and divided for

replanting. Lift clumps

of tuberswith afork and,

with a sharp knife,

remove individual

tubers, ensuring each

has alargepiece of stem

withasturdy growthbud

attached. Before

replanting, addplenty of

compost or well­rotted

stable manure. Add lime,

at the rate of 100g per sq

m, and replant tubers

with the bud about 5cm

below the surface.

Plants suitable for

damp spots in the garden

include astilbe, globe

flower (Trollius), Himalayan

blue poppy

(Meconopsis), perennial

phlox, primulas, japonica,

leopard’s bane (Doronicum),

Anemone japonica,

lily of the valley,

Solomon’s seal, hellebores

and penstemons.

Roses should have

been pruned by now. If

not, this should bedone

as soon as possible or

flowering will belate and

blooms disappointing.

When bulbs grown in

pots for indoor or patio

displays have finished

their flowering, plant

them in acorner of the

garden torecuperate. It

will probably take ayear

or two before they will

flower properly again.

Fruit

Theseason for planting

tomatoes under glass is

almost here. Unless you

have aheated glasshouse

or a sunny conservatory

that stays warm overnight,donot

be in ahurry

to put in tomatoes. They

are a subtropical plant

from lowland South

America, cultivated forat

least 1500 years.

Modern tomatoes

come intwo types: bush

(determinate) and indeterminate.

Determinate

varieties are bred togrow

to acompact height, usually

about 1.5m. They

stop growing when fruit

sets on the terminal or

top bud, ripen all their

crop atornear the same

time, then die.

Indeterminate tomatoes

are vines that continue

growing throughout

the season and include

many of the small­fruited

varieties.

If buying plants, look

for sturdy specimens

about as tall asthey are

broad and with mid­ to

dark­green leaves.

If tomatoes are grown

in the ground, fresh soil

or tomato mix isneeded

every year, so growing

them in pots or heavy

black plastic bags ismore

economical.

Set plants about one

metre apart and water

sparingly until they are

well­established.

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Builders and Quaid Construction

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Rural&Lifestyle

Dairy sector on journey to ‘improve,

protect’ waterways, says Tim Mackle

We all have a part to play in

improving our waterways, but a

catchment­by­catchment targeted

approach is better than aone­sizefits

all rule, says DairyNZ chief

executive officer Tim Mackle.

It was part of Dr Mackle’s

response to the Government’s

announcement last week of the

Essential Freshwater Package.

Dr Mackle says healthy and

swimmable waterways are important

to all New Zealanders, including

dairy farmers, who share the

same aspirations to protect

streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands.

The dairy sector and farmers

shared the same vision communities,

Maori and government had to

protect and improve freshwater

resources.

The freshwater package

provides a real opportunity for

everyone to have their say in this

important conversation, he said.

‘‘Weknow we can’tfarm without

healthy water and land, and we

reflect this inour Dairy Tomorrow

sector strategy, and we need to

acknowledge the work that’s

already taken place,’’ said Dr

Mackle.

‘‘Our dairy sector is already on

thejourneytoimprove and protect

waterqualityand our farmers have

been working towards this for

more than adecade.’’

‘‘This policy packagefocuses not

only on dairy but all land use

activities, including sheep and

beef, horticulture and urban

activities, reflecting that we all

have apart to play in improving

our waterways.’’ There were however,

serious concerns the proposed

approach of reducing nitrogen

and phosphorus may not

achieve improved ecosystem

health but could have asignificant

impact on the viability of farm

businesses and rural communities.

‘‘We need to understand this

better and what it means for our

water quality, farmers and for the

country.’’

Eight candidates vie for

place on DairyNZ board

Eightcandidateswillvie for two positions

on DairyNZ’s Board ofDirectors. The

two successful candidates will play akey

role in supporting the governance and

leadership of DairyNZ.

The candidates are: Adrian Ball

(Tirau), Tracy Brown (Matamata),

Conall Buchanan (Paeroa), Elaine Cook

(Hamilton), Simon Couper (Waipu), Stu

Husband (Morrinsville), Hugh LeFleming

(South Canterbury) and Deborah

Rhodes (Collingwood).

A vote will be carried out by levy

paying dairy farmers from September 23.

Electionz.com returning officer Anthony

Morton says farmers will have until

October 21 tocast their votes.

‘‘DairyNZ levy payers will receive a

votepack in themail from September 23,

so keep aneye out for it, and learn more

about all the candidates before casting

your vote.’’

DairyNZ’s board consists of five

farmer­electeddirectors andthreeboardappointed

directors. This year, directors

Ben Allomes and Elaine Cook are both

retiring byrotation. Mr Allomes is not

standing for re­election.

No nominations were received for the

Directors Remuneration Committee

position, which reviews and recommends

changes todirectors’ payments and other

benefits to directors each year. The

DairyNZ Board will determine how this

vacancy will befilled.

The successful candidates for all positions

will be announced at the DairyNZ

AGM in Hamilton on October 22.

Tim Mackle

He said a catchment­bycatchment

targeted approach was

needed rather than aone­size­fits

all rule.

HortNZ Chief Executive Mike

Fonterra accounts

Fonterra will now report

its full­year resultnolater

than September 30 as it

needs more time to complete

its audited financial

statements after significant

write­downs.

The company was previously

slatedtoreport on

September 12.

It expects to report a

loss of $590­675 million

for the year to July 31,

which is a37­42 cent loss

per share. It also noted

the numbers are subject

to the board reviewing the

full financial statements

and to audit adjustments,

and reflect the values

attributable to equity

holders.

Fonterra and auditor

PwC are ‘‘working constructively’’

through the

normal financial year­end

accounts and auditing

process, itsaid.

‘‘However, due to the

significant accounting

adjustments in FY19, as

set out in the announcement

on 12 August 2019,

more time is required to

complete the audited financial

statements,’’ it said.

The change inreporting

date is unrelated to

any discussions with the

Financial Markets Authority,

recent speculation

about further material

asset impairments, or

other announcements.

Chapman said the comprehensive

package covered both urban and

rural, and ‘‘hasatfirstglance some

unworkable proposals in it’’.

‘‘However, when you get into

the detail of what isproposed, the

new limitations do have some

flexibility.’’

Beef+LambNZ’s chairman

Andrew Morrison said the Essential

Freshwater proposals were

comprehensive and would take

time to assess.

‘‘We are deeply concerned by

some of the analysis we have seen

­including modellingthatsuggests

68 percent of drystockfarms in the

Waikato/Waipa catchment would

be converted into forestry as a

direct result of the proposed

regulations, while more intensive

land uses largely remain the same.

‘‘These proposals will undermine

the viability of a lowintensity

sector which supports

over 80,000 jobs and generates

exports of $9.1 billion a year. It

risks decimating rural communities,

especially when coupled with

other proposedpoliciessuchasthe

Zero Carbon Bill.

‘‘Ultimately, we are concerned

the sheep and beef sector will bear

a disproportionate impact of the

proposed policies, far outweighing

the environmental impact of our

farming systems,’’ he said.

As a part of the Essential

Freshwater Package, Ministry for

Primary Industries have announced

the ‘Action forHealthyWaterways’

consultation, which has just

gone out for submissions.

In it there are new requirements

to better provide for ecosystem

health (water, fish and plant life),

better protect wetlands and

estuaries, better manage stormwater

and wastewater, and protect

sources of drinking water, control

high­risk farming activities and

limit agricultural intensification

and improve farm management

practices.

Submissions on the consultation

close on October 17, at 5pm.

Methane targets

Methane reduction

targets go well beyond

the science, according to

primary industry

members, who say the

Government is ignoring

its own scientific advice

and is settingapolitical

target for methane

reduction.

Beef+LambNZ,

DairyNZ and Federated

Farmers say advice to

government from

Ministry of Primary

Industries (MPI) officials

shows the proposed

methane reduction

targets were well over

what was needed for New

Zealand to meet its Paris

Agreement

commitments.

They say the level

considered was apolitical

decision madeatCabinet

level.

Beef +Lamb New

Zealand’s (B+LNZ)

chief executive officer

Sam McIvor said MPI’s

official advice validates

arguments being made by

industry members that

methane does not need

to reduce by the amount

proposed by the

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Rural&Lifestyle

Light, finally, at end of the tunnel

By Toni Williams

Lynne and Duncan Barr are happy

it’s spring.

There are calves to feed and work

to be done on their dairy farm at

Ealing, in Mid Canterbury.

They say it’s nice to be able to go

about the business of farming again

and be back in control after a

particularly tough, and emotional

year.

It began in late­April 2018 when

they identified potential Mycoplasma

bovis (Mbovis) trace animals

on their Brogdens Road run­off

block at Lowcliffe.

The block was one of three

properties with stock they farmed.

The other two were their home

dairy farm at Old Main South Road,

Ealing, milking around 675 cows, and

alease block on Coldstream Road.

Mbovis was making itself widelyknown

nationwide since being found

in July 2017, and the Barrs had

bought calves in 2017, from afarm

which they found out had tested

Mbovis positive.

They went into voluntary lock

down of their run­off block where the

calves had been kept.

Then came the nationwide call for

‘‘phased eradication of Mbovis from

the national herd’’.

By mid­May they had heard from

Ministry for Primary Industries

(MPI) regarding ‘‘three trace animals

of interest’’ from an Mbovis

positive farm from within Mid Canterbury.

It was adifferent property to

that of initial concern.

It was the start of months of blood

testing and nasal swabs of stock.

The days and months that followed,

Lynne and Duncan were

battered by the process.

On June 25 the Barrs were served

with aNotice of Direction (NOD);

the appointment of an Incident

Control Point (ICP) field staffer did

not help.

The NOD included the Brogdens

Road property (82 hectares), the

dairy farm at Old Main South Road

(171 hectares) and the lease block

(42 hectares).

‘‘The dairy farm was always clear,’’

Duncan says, but the stress of the

unknown put added pressure on

dairy farm staff who were part of the

collateral damage.

Lynne and Duncan Barr are looking forward to the season and being farmers again.

It’s been along, drawn­out period

that has affected them both, but in

different ways.

Dealing with Mbovis

Duncan ­forced to battle bureaucracy

and, at times, what he called

nonsensical madness ­did it the only

way he knew how.

He questioned the process, and he

wrote about it so he could understand

it.

Often he got conflicting messages,

seemingly answered on the fly, without

substance. The frustration consumed

him.

Lynne just kept going, supporting

Duncan, trying to lift his spirit and

keep the home fires burning.

Confusion reigns

It was ‘‘the chopping and changing

of what they want’’ and just turning

up with significantly different plans

to what Iwas informed about,’’ which

irritated Duncan most in the early

days.

And now it’s the length of time to

trace animals to prevent reinfection

happening nationwide and the lack

of communication.

On September 7, after months of

testing, the Barrs had their NOD

revoked.

But by October 15, it was reinstated

due to results from round three

testing with ‘‘three animals of interest’’.

Duncan says this was the ‘‘freight

train moment’’. It started to bear

down on him.

And so it continued; further testing.

The culmination of the process

was the culling of 450 young animals

in January this year.

It was done in batches, with some

heading for pet food and the remainder

to Alliance.

The animals were made up of

calves (140), two­year heifers (130)

and beefies (180); in total young

stock worth around half a million

dollars, with an additional compensation

claim for $150,000 of operational

costs such as buying feed,

hiring equipment or making baleage.

Depopulation

On January 16 the ‘‘ first load of

calves gone, bloody distressing seeing

a year’s genetics go to dog food,’’

Duncan wrote.

By January 30 the final lot of

planned calves were sent for slaughter

to pet food.

The remainder were due to go to

Alliance, but there was aminimum

weight requirement.

It was the first he’d heard of it,

three days out from depopulation.

‘‘My ICP had been at the weigh

session and seen the weights of all

these animals...why was this issue not

raised earlier?’’

‘‘A major issue with this delay is

actually emotional distress, you go

through all this rigmarole (testing,

tagging, setting the farm up for no

stock) and just when you think you

are there MPI drop something else

on you!’’

The delay caused flow­on effects

with an additional two weeks of

grazing costs and adelay in getting

the land ready for sale.

‘‘Again just simple open communication

and all this could have been

avoided.’’

Two weeks later, they were finally

gone; some to Alliance others to pet

food.

Counselling conundrum

The cull was the final straw for

Duncan.

‘‘That’s what really did my head

in.’’

The ‘‘mental anguish‘‘ right up to

depopulation with ‘‘your brain going

all day and all night, (receiving) no

information’’.

‘‘Nothing has changed in 12

months...mental anguish is still going

on,’’ he says.

He took up the offer of three

counselling sessions.

‘‘I wanted to know my thought

processes were clear.’’

MPI will continue to pay for

sessions after the initial three, but

want to know who is accessing them,

Duncan says.

He questions the ethics of this and,

by withholding payments to counsellors,

believes the counsellors have

become collateral damage too.

Support on hand

At the beginning support for

farmers like the Barrs, was nonexistent.

But Rural Support Trust (RST)

Mid Canterbury knew farmers in the

district were suffering.

In late August, Angela Cushnie

made contact. She had been

appointed as RST Mid Canterbury

welfare co­ordinator for Mbovis

response.

When she arrived, Duncan says his

‘‘hackles’’ were already up dealing

with ministry staff who did not

understand farming.

She was the first person to let them

know ‘‘we were not the only ones

with the problem’’.

It was like aweight was lifted, and

one of the reasons Duncan, along

with Angela and fellow South Canterbury

RST’s Sarah Barr (no

relation) and others, set up the

Mbovis Affected Farmers Facebook

page.

‘‘I put myself out there for it to

help my own case but also the

systemic failure.’’

Soldiering on

Lynne was especially grateful for

the support of those from RST Mid

Canterbury who organised aMbovis

support network event, just for

farming women.

It was aday off the farm, talking to

other women going through the same

process.

And Duncan knows why he took

the process to heart so badly.

‘‘It’s 24/7, and so encompassing.

It’s such an unjust process,’’ he says.

‘‘They say they want to work with

you but it’s an endless pit with no

information forthcoming.

‘‘Once depopulation happens it’s

almost like getting your life back, and

for atime it helped.

‘‘It’s horrible to go through,’’

Duncan says.

Just last week they received their

latest compensation payment, five

months after it was submitted.

But for now the couple are looking

forward to the season and happier

times.

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Intermediate the only local team

Ashburton Intermediate

School players had the

weight of Mid Canterbury

on their shoulders at

the annual South Island

school’s chess tournament

last week, in what

may be the final event

held in Ashburton.

The team, made up of

Hector Diamante, Steven

Harris, Donnie Ross and

Caleb Sluys, were the

only team from the district

in the event, held at

their school hall.

Tournament coordinator

Ken Pow said

the number of entries

and results were on par

with previous years but

there were plans to

change the tournament

location.

‘‘It is likely to be the

last time in 10 years that

the South Islands will be

held in Ashburton, with a

move afoot to host the

tournament in alternating

years in Dunedin and

Christchurch,’’ he said.

However the decision

would be made after consultation

with the schools

and NZ Chess.

Mr Pow said the competition,

across the three

age sections, saw some

quality play from seasoned

chess players.

‘‘In convincing fashion,

Otago Boys High School

(OBHS) repeated their

success of 2018 (in the

secondary section). Only

Stockwater supply approved

Ashburton council has

approved the allocation

of 79litres/second of

stockwater to Ashburton

Lyndhurst Irrigation

from within the council’s

existing water supply

agreement with Rangitata

Diversion Race

Management Ltd. The

council got arequest in

April from ALIL to

access some stockwater

for use by its shareholders.

It was understood that

ALIL’s supply agreements

with Rangitata

Diversion Race Management

Ltd did not

explicitly cover stockwater

and it wanted to

Logan Park was able to

foot it with them, drawing

their encounter.

‘‘Burnside was the top

qualifier from the Canterbury

region, but the

difference in quality was

on display when OBHS

took out a clean sweep

victory over them,’’ he

formalise the supply

arrangement.

As part of its work

under its Surface Water

Strategy, council intends

to trial supplying stockwater

through irrigation

scheme infrastructure.

In simple terms, ALIL

was requesting that council

formally makes available

a quantity of water

from its agreement with

RDML.

Given the volumes

involved, it would make

little operational difference

to RDML orALIL,

but would render all parties

compliant.

The motion was moved

by Cr Peter Reveley.

said.

The intermediate section,

featuring the Ashburton

team, was ‘‘an

extremely tight grade’’.

Although the Year 8

Ashburton pupils were

unable to place, it was a

close battle at the top

toward the end.

‘‘Going in to the penultimate

round the final

positions were in fact

reversed, but astunning

win by Cobham over

Cathedral Grammar in

the final round saw them

leapfrog into first place.

‘‘Balmacewen was the

defending champion and

only adisappointing last

round result prevented

them from repeating

their success.’’

In the primary section

teams from St Marks,

Waimari, St Theresa’s

and Ladbrooks competed

in adouble round robin.

‘‘A close battle ensued

between the two top

teams, with St Theresa’s,

who had travelled the

furthest to get to the

tournament, coming out

on top.’’

Their team also contained

the only two girls

competing across all

grades, he said.

All the teams had

qualified at earlier

regional age group

tournaments to be at the

South Island event. The

top teams were also using

this tournament as afinal

practice before nationals

event, in the North Island

later this month.

The results were

secondary ­Otago Boys

High School (HS), Dunedin

(41pts), Logan Park

HS, Dunedin (32 pts) and

Burnside HS, Christchurch

(30pts); intermediate

­Cobham Intermediate,

Christchurch

(48pts), Balmacewen

Intermediate, Dunedin

(44pts) and Cathedral

Grammar, Christchurch

(40pts); and primary ­

St Theresa’s School,

Invercargill (45pts), Waimairi

School, Christchurch

(41pts) and St

Mark’s School, Christchurch

(30pts).

Photo: Ashburton

Intermediate School

pupil Steven Harris,

competing in Ashburton

at his second South

Island school’s Chess

Championship tournament.

Blooms out for judging

Adrienne Hodson,

Nancy Christey and Valmai

Mitchell place

blooms out for judging

at the Netherby Women’s

Institute (WI)

annual Home Industries

Show this week.

The ladies were

among some of the 29

members of the Netherby

WI keen to showcase

their skills, and

compete against other

members, in floral, baking,

knitting, crochet

and craft competitions.

They were later

joined by other WI

members from around

the district, with skiffle

board entertainment,

raffles and afternoon

tea.

President Denise

Clark said many of the

items were in set

categories but there

were also acouple which

included a‘‘fire and ice

theme’’ which may

prove inspirational for

the Netherby WI’s entry

at the Ashburton A&P

Show later in the year.

Fire and Ice is the

Mid CanterburyFederation

of WI’s show bay

theme.

She was impressed

with the calibre of floral

entries in the competition,

despite the district

having coolerweather in

the past few days.

Cultural diversity lunch

Ashburton Borough

School pupils have celebrated

the cultural diversity

of their school with many

wearing traditional, and

some non­traditional, cultural

clothing to express

their individuality or culture

over activities and a

shared lunch.

Among the cultures

represented was dress from

countries such as Pacific

Islands, South Africa, Sri

Lanka, India, Solomon

Islands and Polish communities

but also associations

with All Blacks, cubs

and brownies, sporting

organisations and popular

character Spider Man.

And dishes included ethnic

curries, sushi, rice cakes,

rice balls, fairy breads,

crisps, lamingtons and

cheese rolls.

English for Speakers of

other Language (ESOL)

co­ordinator Jan Church

said the school’s diverse

range of pupils identified

from countries around the

world, including Filipino,

Pasifika ethnicities, China,

India, South Africa, South

America, Egypt and

Europe.

‘‘It is our school’s

responsibility to reflect and

celebrate this growing

diversity within the learning

environment,’’ she said.

‘‘Research shows that

having a secure sense of

identity is pivotal to student

engagement, participation

and achievement.’’

Cultural Day at the

school was a chance for

pupils, and their families, to

share their expertise, which

included cultural dress and

ethnic dishes.

Photo: Ashburton

Borough School teacher

John Hooper wearing his

‘‘Kiwi’’ attire for Cultural

Day, with Year 8pupils Ela

Marilla (Philippines), Ezechiel

Paese (Pacific Islands),

Doreen Awaikera (Solomon

Islands) and front, Year 3

pupils Sanuthi Watagedara

(Sri Lanka), Mia Czerski

(Polish), Andrew Fifita

(Tongan) and Jay Thacker

(India).


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Citizens sworn in

Forty people from ahost

of countrieswere sworn

in as New Zealand

citizens at acolourful

ceremony at the

Ashburton Event Centre

on Thursday.

The ceremony was

performed by Ashburton

mayor DonnaFavel and

in front of acrowd of

wellwishers, councillors,

and Rangitata MP

Andrew Falloon.

Sworn in wereKaren

Baldock(Britain),

Samantha Giles (South

Africa), Lars Liljeback

(Sweden), Muriel

Morgan (Australia),

Noel, Carol and William

Reyes (Philippines),

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Moldovia), Svetlana

Smirnova (Russia),

Christopher Swan

(Britain),Mostafa, Ali

Tageldin, Mai Amer

Hassan (Egypt), Eteuati

Tomasi (Samoa),

Tisileli, Mele,Lui

Vaipulu(Tonga),

Susana,Ray, Karin

Victor (Samoa),

Merybohn, Joe Ybanez

(Philippines), Ida­Mae

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(Philippines), Maria

Venter (South Africa),

Elizabeth Blackburn

(British Irish), Doshen,

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Labour MP Jo Luxton comments

It was incredible driving

down the main street of

Ashburton, seeing the

streets lined with yellow

balloons, collectors basking

in the sun decked out in

their yellow gear.

Mid Canterbury really

does get behind Daffodil

Day and support the fantastic

work that the Mid Canterbury

CancerSociety does

locally.

Being told you or someone

you love has cancer is

one of the scariest experiences

anyone can face. But

that’s what happens to 66

New Zealanders, loved by

66 families and communities,

every single day.

Cancer touches just

about every one of us at

some stage in our lives. Our

fathers, mothers, children,

friends, workmates.

Labour is committed to

better cancer care. New

Zealanders deserve worldclass

support from prevention

and early diagnosis to

treatment and palliative

care.

That’s why this week we

announced the Cancer

Action Plan ­soeveryone

battlingcancer in New Zealand

can get the best possible

care, no matter where

they live. It shouldn’t matter

if you live here in Mid

Canterbury, Auckland or

Invercargill, we all deserve

the absolute best care in

order to give us the best

chance of survival.

We’re making sure

people can access the

medicines they need, faster.

We’ve boosted Pharmac’s

funding and it is

speeding up its decision

making process. This funding

boost is immediate.

We’re establishing aCancer

ControlAgency, to provide

leadership on cancer

care.

We’re investing more in

prevention and early detection,

because identifying

cancer at an early stage

saves lives.

And we’re making sure

people in our regions can

access radiation treatment,

by funding twelve new Linear

Accelerator machines

including the first ones in

Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki and

Northland for the first time.

Together, these changes

will mean better cancer care

for you and your family,

ensuring you can get the

care you need, when and

where you need it. They’re

part of the wider work we’re

doing to rebuild our health

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Council CEO Hamish Riach comments

Visit any business around

the Ashburton District or

even look around your own

workplace and you’ll likely

discover that there is no

shortage of diversity around

our local workforce. No

matter the industry or profession,

our district attracts

people from all walks of life

to live and work here. A

new video series developed

through the Welcoming

Communities programme is

now exploring how this

diversity is actively celebrated

tohelp newcomers

feel respected and welcome

in their place of employment,

entitled Welcoming

Workplaces.

Businesses that make

newcomers feel welcome

are likely to enjoy better

staff morale, increased

retention and stronger business

development. It’s a

positive outcome for both

new members of our community

and local employers,

which in turn supports our

strong economy.

The purpose of the video

series is to promote the

significant contribution

skilled migrants make to

our district. The videos

shine alight on the ways

businesses are implementing

systems that raise their

staff up and ensure everyone

feels supported, connected

and respected –no

matter from what part of

New Zealand or the world

they may have come from.

As we increasingly welcome

more and more

newcomers to our region, a

number of local businesses

are happy to share how they

are already thriving on

diversity and how their

workplace is culturally

vibrant and invigorated.

It’s great to see the

proactive steps people are

taking to ensure their workforce

is reaching its true

potential, and how these

steps could be implemented

in other workplaces.

Two businesses that have

featured in the videos thus

far are Subway Ashburton

and Rakaia Island Ltd.

Although vastly different in

the product or service they

provide, and operating in

two very different fields

(hospitality and primary

industries), both businesses

exemplify many of the same

values around their workplace.

For example, there is a

commitment to seeking out

ways that bring workers

togetherfor social activities;

ensuring people are not

made to feel differentorleft

out; assisting newcomers to

settle in; and recognising

when they need support –

whether that be accessing

services orovercoming language

barriers.

Iencourage you to watch

these Welcoming Workplace

champions and consider

how your place of

work could benefit from

introducing meaningful

activities that encourage

everyone to feel part of the

team and truly supported.

The videos are available

to watch on the Welcoming

Communities –Ashburton

DistrictFacebook page and

on the Council’s YouTube

channel.

New episodes for the

series are being released

each fortnight.

hospitals and make it easier

for people to access care,

throughinitiatives like cheaper

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cancer screening.

Modernising our

approach to cancer care

and improving survival rates

is along­termchallenge, but

we’re making good progress.

Jacinda Ardern is leading

our team, delivering the

change New Zealanders are

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of neglect too many social

issues were ignored and

now we are paying the

price. Getting things back

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time, but we’re making a

good start.

Cancer is our greatest

killer, with about 10,000

deaths each year. That

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But this plan will deliver

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It is all part of our plan to

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Mid Canterbury Rugby

14th September 2019

Heartland Week 4

Agstaff Mid Canterbury

v South Canterbury,

2:30pm, A&P

Showground, James

Munroe, Kalifa

Faalogo, Hamish Grant,

Charlie Kelland, Gary

Clement, Mike Southby,

Pete McKnight

Mid Canterbury A

Agstaff Mid Canterbury

AvSouth Canterbury

A, 12:50pm, A&P

Showgrounds, Craig

KinganARs Simon Vernon,

John Keenan, Mike

Southby

ACL Mid Canterbury

Under 16

Mid Canterbury v

Metro Black, Methven1,

12:00pm, Josh Hamill,

Simon Bennett, Ant

McGirr

ACL Mid Canterbury

Under 14.5 (Hanan

Festival)

Day 1 Game 1 Sat

14th

11.00am #1 SC1 v

MC Simon Bennet

11.00am #2 SC2 v

WC Jeremy Robinson

12.00pm #3 NO v

Buller Nathan Forbes

Day 1Game 2

1.30pm #1WC vNO

Simon Bennett or Ant

McGirr

1.30pm #2 MC vSC2

Nathan Forbes

1.30pm #3 SC1 vBuller

Jeremy Robinson

Day 2(Full Game of

30min halves) Sun 15th

11.00am #1 MC vNO

Joc O’Connor

11.00 #2 SC1 v WC

Paul Arnold

11.00am #3 SC2 v

Buller Simon Bennet

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Candidate signs slashed

Exactly aweek after two

of his election signs were

stolen, one of Selwyn

Price’s replacement

signs has been vandalised

(right) in a more

sinister attack.

This time the sign, on

a fence on Belt Road,

has been attacked by

someone wielding a

knife, with the slashes

concentrated around the

eyes, nose and mouth of

his photograph.

‘‘While it may have

been predictable to have

had moustaches added

to election signs while

they are up, this kind of

vandalism has a much

more sinister feel toit,

Mr Price, acandidate for

the Ashburton Ward,

said.

‘‘I guess it goes with

the territory, when you

are prepared to speak up

on contentious issues in

the community, but

there are other ways of

making a counterpoint

to the views Irepresent.

I said when my signs

were stolen a week

previous, this is not how

we run political campaigns

in Ashburton,’’

Mr Price said. ‘‘The symbolism

of this attack

MP offers scholarship again

Applications for an

annual scholarship

aimed atyoung people

interested in studying

STEM subjects

(science, technology,

engineering or mathematics)

are now open,

says Rangitata MP

Andrew Falloon.

‘‘Nearly every day I

hear from employers

the difficulty infinding

locals with specialised

training in STEM subjects.

Rather than

spending hundreds of

millions on simply

creating more university

graduates, we should

be focused on giving

more support to those

undertaking the training

our region needs.

‘‘Over the last twelve

monthsI’ve been selling

raffle tickets at local

A&P Shows in Ashburton,

Winchester, Mayfieldand

Methven. That

fundraising effort has

brought in nearly $900,

and I’ve contributed to

increase the total value

of the scholarship to

$1500.

‘‘The Andrew Falloon

MP STEM

scholarship is open to

students who are studying

or have previously

studied at secondary

school level in the

Rangitata electorate,

which includes Timaru,

Ashburton, Temuka

and Methven.

‘‘Last year the

scholarship was

awarded to Diana

Barbu, then aYear 13

student at Ashburton

College,’’ Mr Falloon

says.

Applicants should

supply a500 word essay

on the topic ‘‘How

Science, Technology,

Engineering or Mathematics

can help New

leaves anasty taste.’’

He said he hoped that

other candidates’ signs

had not suffered asimilar

fate.

Zealand overcome a

challenge’’ and provide

a one­page CV and

details of intended

course of study.

It is open to any

student (or a person

going into tertiary study

in the following year)

who has studied or

studying at secondary

school level in the

Rangitata electorate

(includes secondary

schools in Timaru, Ashburton,

Temuka and

Methven).

The $1500 scholarship

can be used for any

purpose.

Fish &Game halts prosecution

Club news

Central South Island

Fish and Game Council

(CSIFGC) has agreed

not tocontinue aprosecution

against Environment

Canterbury

(ECan).

The case involved

instream works undertaken

by ECan in an

11­kilometre section of

Bowyers Stream, near

Staveley, in April and

May 2017.

Bowyers Stream is an

important trout and salmon

spawning tributary

of the Ashburton River.

CSIFGC considers the

state ofthe salmon fishery

throughout the Canterbury

Region is at a

critical level.

Any activities undertaken

inwaterways that

could adversely affect

sports fisheries populations

are taken seriously

byCSIFGC.

ECan had been

charged by CSIFGC

under the Conservation

Act1987,whichspecifies

that it is an offence to

"disturb or damage the

spawning ground of any

freshwater fish, namely

trout and salmon."

ECan, without admitting

to the charge,

acknowledges that what

it considered to be emergency

works undertaken

in April and May 2017

had the potential todisturb

or damage the

spawning grounds of

trout and salmon and

that it failed to notify

CSIFGC before commencing

these works.

CSIFGC’s chief

executive, Jay Graybill,

says: "In the two and a

half years since the

Bowyers Stream works,

ECan has improved its

systems and its liaison

with CSIFGC.

It is CSIFGC’s expectation

that incidents such

as this will not happen in

the future."

Under the settlement,

ECan will negotiate in

good faith with CSIFGC

to develop acommunication

protocol about

instream river works

under ECan’s code of

practice. This work has

already commenced.

ECan Chief Executive,

Bill Bayfield, says:

"Environment Canterbury

has learned important lessons

from this case, and I

am pleased we have been

able toresolve this matter.’’

Ashburton Writers’

Group

President Julie welcomed

all present at

the September meeting

of the Ashburton

Writers’ Group.

Rae read aquotation


“Read a thousand

books and your words

will flow like ariver”.

The Assignment for

the meeting was “Outside

the Window”.

Members wrote of rose

compost, pharmacy,

life goes on, magpies,

spring flowers, lifeless

souls and life force.

The instant exercise

was to write in a

humorous way, about

someone being fired

from ajob. The topics

written about were bucket,

photo copier, hilarious

story lines,

dutch courage, pillow

talk and afternoon tea

break.

The meeting

concluded at 2.45pm

with the serving of afternoon

tea, and agrammar

exercise. It was too easy!

The October assignment

is “I Had aDream”.

Visitors are welcome,

contact Rae on 3088927.

2198285


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Supporting the community

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Phone 307 8317

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Qualitysleepimportanttostayinthe game

Getting agood night’s sleep is key

to staying on top ofyour game -

whether you’re on the farm, on the

rugby field, or aparent toanewborn

baby.

Farmstrong ambassador Sam

Whitelock and wife, Hannah,

recently welcomed their second

child into the world and have

been thrust back into the world of

sleepless nights.

Like any parents of a newborn,

getting quality sleep is hard to

come by but essential to stay on

top ofthings, perform tasks and

maintain wellbeing.

Now with two little ones at home

thereare moreconsiderations to make sureSam and Hannah both

get 40 winks -and to look aftereach other when they don’t.

Samshares his tips and explains whyworking in apartnership with

Hannah is important.

‘‘What Hannah and Iare going through with anew baby isn’t new,

but it’s challenging nonetheless.’’

‘‘Working in partnership is important. Your parenting instincts just

kick in really. Wework well in understanding how tired the other

may befrom getting up during the night and then just chip in to

help each other out.’’

Acknowledge your tiredness

‘‘It’s importanttoacknowledge youare tired,and to let others know.

‘‘If you dofeel tired and have things on the next day orhave to

perform, either around the farm ormeeting suppliers, Ithink it’s

really importanttofront up to the factyou’refeeling tired.’’

‘‘If you’ve lost sleep because of the kids during the night, or thereare

afew things on your mind, you should acknowledge it to yourself

and even share itwith others if

youfeelcomfortable.’’

Focus on tasks,but put safetyfirst

‘‘If I’mstruggling alittle bit from a

disrupted nightI’ll do everything

I can to get into the moment

and think, I’ve got training for

twohours or apublicityevent to

attend and just give it all Ihave

forthattime.

‘‘It’s no different when you have

things to do around the farm. If

youhaveacouple of tasks to tick

off,dowhatyou can to get stuck

in. It’s all about mental focus.

‘‘That said, you have to listen to

your body.Ifit’ssayingenough is

enough then take abreak or park work and see if you can revisit it

the next day, safetyalwayscomes first.’’

Sam’stoptips forgetting sleep

• Switching off at night helps me sleep. Idothis by doing things

like writing alist of everything Ineed to do the next day on a

pieceofpaper so Ican visualise and contextualiseit.

• tucking into agood book can also help leave the daybehind.

• take aquick powernap/break

• take ahot showerbeforebed

• stayinthe moment/stayfocused

• avoid coffee, alcohol and screens beforebed

• get regular exercise and eathealthyfood

• workwith your partner and supporteach other to take abreak

• acknowledge to yourself and others when you’re tired.

~CopyFarmstrong

Asmall homely centre,

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At Tiddlywinks Preschool children are encouraged

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and empower children to make their own decisions

and take responsibility for collaborative play but still

be theretoguide and supportwhen needed. Wehave

separate under two’s and over two’s with ashared kai

area which fosters the relationships between the older

and younger children as well as the teachers which in

turnmakesthe transition process relaxing foreveryone.

Our outdoor area provides mud, water, sand, grass,

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SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER

30 Bird Street,Ashburton 10:00-10:30am 3 1 1 AHB22537

49 Nursery Drive, Tinwald 10:30-11:00am 3 2 2 AHB22532

5Burton Place, Ashburton 10:45-11:15am 3 1 2 AHB22429

3Charlesworth Dve, Ashburton 10:45-11:15am 4 2 2 AHB22484

4Shearer Place, Methven 11:00-11:30am 4 2 2 AHB22399

97 Winter Street,Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 3 2 3 AHB22385

36 William Street,Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 3 1 1 AHB22535

19 Chapman Street, Methven 11:00-11:30am 4 2 2 AHB22382

39 Brucefield Avenue, Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 3 1 2 AHB22518

50 Eton Street,Ashburton 11:15-11:45am 3 1 1 AHB22508

122 Elizabeth Ave, Rakaia 11:30-12:00pm 3 2 2 AHB22305

9Queens Drive, Ashburton 11:30-12:00pm 4 2 3 AHB22128

10E Primrose Street,Ashburton 11:30-12:00pm 4 2 2 AHB22461

30 Princes Street,Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 3 1 0 AHB22531

58 Cross Street, Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 3 1 1 AHB22506

15 Orchard Grove,Ashburton 12:15-12:45pm 3 2 2 AHB22369

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-Open plan kitchen dining living area

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Family size pool to sharewith family and friends.

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92 Rundles Road, Ashburton

4 2 2

10 Grove Street, Tinwald

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-4large double bedrooms, master with ensuite &WIR,

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-Beautifully landscaped mature gardens

-Separate 8x6 metre studio with toilet, hot &cold

water.Two large multipurpose sheds plus dog pens

ForSale

Price onapplication

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Aspacious family home set onadouble section ,accessible

from the street and also from aprivate right of

way. The home consists of alarge entrance ,leading into

either the kitchen dining/living area, formal lounge or

the wide hallway to the bedrooms.

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Price onapplication

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41.5ha dairysupport, cropping or livestockfinishing

41.5ha handy to Ashburton, could be managed in conjunction

with parttime employment

• 16.6 Hectares of pasture sown in last 18 Months

• Near new 2bay workshop plusa2baycalf rearing shed,and 4bay hayshed

• 4bedroom brick home with 2bathrooms

• Cattle yardsand goodshelter

• 15kmtoAshburton and 7kmtoHinds.

Divided into 11 paddocks from 3to5hectares with access predominately via acentral lane.

Fencingismainly netting with one electricwire.

Theoutbuildings consist of anear new 2bay secureworkshop of approx. 10 x9metres,a2bay calfrearing

shed approx. 9x13metres and a4bay hayshed.

Afour-bedroom (plus office), twobathroom redbrick home with aColorsteel roof thatwas extensively

renovated in 2003. Anexpansiveopen plan kitchen/dining/living area thatwill accommodatealarge family.

Alog firefor heating.School bus at gate forAshburton College,Ashburton Intermediate and Hinds Primary.

Abus serviceisalso offered from Hinds forthe Geraldine High School.

Established gardens and lawn. Shelter beltstrimmed within last 12 months

Over all,averytidy block.

Possession, Friday1st November 2019 or earlier by mutualagreement.

Formoreinformation about this property contactBruce McPherson 0274 384 250

or email bruce.mcpherson@raywhite.com.

Viewing by appointmentonly.

ForSale by Deadline

PrivateTreaty.

Plus GST (if any).

Closing 3.00pm Thursday19th September 2019.

Alloffers to be delivered to BruceMcPherson

at RayWhiteAshburton,

96 Tancred Street Ashburton7700.

BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

bruce.mcpherson@raywhite.co.nz

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2203037


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Rural transport

service mooted

Acommunity rural van

service is proposed for

Mid Canterbury.

Mayor Donna Favel

raised the issue at the

final meet in this term of

the Ashburton council’s

Service Delivery Committee,

saying the Ashburton

district was one

of the few not accessing

funds for community

vehicles.

Cr Liz McMillan,

chair of Safer Ashburton,

said that as part of a

review the organisation

was asked to look at

public transport.

She had met officials

from Environment Canterbury

on how to start

up acommunity vehicle

trust.

One of the first steps

would be aSurvey Monkey

(online survey) to

assess need.

Single call to get

medical services

Canterbury Clinical

Network is reminding

the community that

there are many health

services working

together across Ashburtontoensure

you’re able

to access health advice

24/7 and they can all be

reached by making a

single call to your general

practice or any

medical practice, any

time of day or night.

Mid Canterbury GP

Dr Sue Fowlie says that

making your general

practice your first port

of call can save valuable

time andcan ensureyou

get the right care from

the right service as soon

as possible.

Even when the practice

is closed you can

speak with ateam that

includes registered nurses,

paramedics and

health advisers.

The teamwill provide

health advice, including

information about what

to do and where to go if

you need urgent care.

If you are advised to

seek care from the

Acute Assessment Unit

(AAU) at Ashburton

Hospital, anursewill let

the unit know that you

are onyour way.

The eight­bed AAU

provides 24­hour medical

assistance for urgent

accidents, injuries or

medical concerns.

In the event of an

emergency, and if you

are having chest pains,

breathing difficulties or

you’ve been seriously

injured, call 111 and ask

for anambulance.

TheStJohnemergency

call handler will assess if

an ambulance needs to be

sent or whether another

course ofaction ismore

appropriate.

For example, they may

advise you to make your

own way to the AAU at

Ashburton Hospital, and

if that is the case, St

John’s clinical control

centre will alert AAU to

your arrival.

Ashburton Health

Services manager Bernice

Marra said while anyone

could comedirectly to the

AAU without areferral,

‘‘you’ll be treated according

toyour level ofneed

and if your care is best

provided by a general

practiceteam, you maybe

referred to one.’’

Harvard’s special place

This former RNZAF

Harvard has a special

place at the Ashburton

Aviation Museum.

It was, with the exception

of a Bofors gun

donated by Burnett’s

Motors, the first exhibit.

The museum was formed

in 1974, and in 1978,

learned that the air force

was putting its Harvards

up for tender. The Ashburton

Aviation Museum

put in abid of $2500 and

was told on May 25 that,

subject to payment in a

month, it owned one.

The museum then had

$153.14 in the bank. But

Ashburton rallied and

raised the money. The

Harvard was towed along

Cr McMillan said

there were several

Ashburton­Christchurchservices,

and aservice

to take patients to

health appointments in

Christchurch, but what

was missing was transport

towns such as

Methven and Rakaia to

Ashburton.

Atrust could be formed

­ it would take

about ayear ­and ECan

would support the process.

ECan and NZTA

were prepared to put

$10,000 in to get the

process started.

Cr McMillan said a

community vehicle trust

in North Canterbury

had five or six mini­vans.

‘‘Our view is that we

could help, say, people

from Rakaia to get to

Ashburton.

State Highway One to a

shed.

That acquisition gave

impetus to afundraising

campaign for a hangar.

In 1982 the museum

team decided to put the

‘‘It’s not abus service.

It’s amin­van.’’

She said it might run

on a set day, with a

minimum charge.

Volunteer drivers

would be used and it was

possible to set up targeted

rate areas tohelp

pay for it.

The first step was a

survey to assess

demand.

Mrs Favel thanked Cr

McMillan for picking up

the issue through Safer

Ashburton.

[A community vehicle

trust runs in Geraldine.

It has five mini­vans, a

car and a covered

trailer. It offers a day

taxi service within the

village at $4 atrip each

way, bus hire, and a

regular Geraldine­

Timaru service. It uses

volunteer drivers.]

museum at the airport and

construction of the hangar

began in 1984. It now has a

super hangar and nearly 30

aircraft and is regarded as

one of the best in the

country.

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

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2172896

TWILIGHT SHABBY CHIC

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Patricks School Hall Cameron

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21st September

4.30pm-830pm

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21st September

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SECURE waterproof storage

available. Capacity from

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$25 per week. Inspection

invited. Ashburton Safe

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2172797

@4pm

2204707

Forbookings phone

BeckleyCoachlines

308 7646

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedical assistanceoutside of normal

hours pleasephoneyour generalpracticeteam, 24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

free healthadvice on whattodoorwheretogoifyou

needurgentcare.

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

Saturday14th September

is Sealy Street Medical Practice,SealyStreet.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 1212.

Sunday15th September is MooreStreetMedical

Centre,MooreStreet.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 3066.

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

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

PANELBEATING and spray

painting of cars, trucks,

CARS FOR SALE

2004 Honda Inspire for sale,

excellent condition

buses, horse floats & 96,000kms, $6,500. Phone

motorhomes, caravans, Andrew 307 2273.

trailers, farm machinery, jet

boats. Light engineering MAZDA 1982 B1600 flat

and aluminium welding. steel deck truck. Very tidy

Bus &Truck Bodyworks, 17 condition, registered and

Range Street, Ashburton. W.O.F. $2,500 o.n.o. Can

Phone 307 0378.

be seen at 4Tucker Street

or phone 027 693 7003.

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.

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.

CARAVANS &TRAILERS

FOR SALE trailer 6x4, wire

cage, good condition

$550.00. Phone 308 9101.

TO LET

TWO bedroom front flat,

renovated &close to town.

Phone 027 259 6175. To

let, two bedroom flat, Park

Street, town end. Phone

021 109 7806.

PHOTOGRAPHS

FOR SALE

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people required. Phone

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SITUATIONS VACANT

CARS WANTED

CARS

CARS

WANTED!

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Minimum of $100for most cars,

$500 formost vans, utes, trucks,4WDs*

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Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813

Seasonal Department

Team Leader

Mitre 10MEGA Ashburton has avacancy for

a sales person to lead their busy seasonal

department. This is a very interesting

department with variety selling Outdoor

Furniture, BBQ’s and camping equipment in

the summer and heating in the winter.

This is afull time position (40 hours) with a

Tuesday–Saturdayroster.

Successful applicants will need the following

attributes:

• Excellentcustomer serviceskills

• Bephysically fit and able to lift

• Great organisational skills

• Team leader experience

If youthink youhave the necessaryskills

forthis position, please email your CV and

coveringletter to

HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz

Applicationsclose on

Monday 16th September2019

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Theteam at Scammell Painting &Decorating are

looking foranapprentice(trainingwill be given)

andaqualifiedpainter.

If youworkwell in ateamenvironment,haveagood

eyefor detail and have pride in the qualityofwork

produced, thenwewouldlike to hear from you.

We offer excellentworking conditions andawide

varietyofwork.

Apply to office@scammellpainting.co.nz

DELIVERYPEOPLE

wanted

to deliver the AshburtonCourier and Realty

everyThursdayafternoon in the

Hampstead/Netherby area.

Phone Leonie on

308 7664 or email

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

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SITUATIONS VACANT

Mower Operator/

Gardener

We areseeking afit andactive team player whoiscapable of working alone

when required,and has relevant industryexperience.

Afull, clean driver’s licenceisessential, with additional licences advantageous.

Due to the safety sensitive nature ofthis role, pre-employment drug and

alcoholtesting applies.

To find out more about this vacancy

and what the Ashburton District

Council has to offer you, go to our

website.

Applications close

Sunday,15September 2019.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

Full-timeLifeguard

In this full-time role you’ll ensure our customers are safe in the pools and the

aquatic area is maintained to ahighstandard.Withateamofdedicated lifeguards

and poolstaffweofferaprofessionalandfun environment. Youmust be prepared

to work earlymornings, nights and weekends in accordance with ourroster.

To findout moreabout thesevacancies andwhat the AshburtonDistrict

Council has to offer you -gotoour website.

Applications close on Sunday,22September 2019.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

Full-timeFencer/

TractorDriver

Snowdon Station, RakaiaGorge, Canterbury

Snowdon Stationisafamily-ownedand operated 2100ha

11,000SU Sheep &Beef operationbased in thebeautiful

Rakaia Gorge, CanterburyHighCountryarea. We requirea

full-time Fencer/Tractor Driver.Needs to be experiencedin

all aspectsoftractor-driving,agriculturalimplementsand

fencing.Generalstationworkand stock work maybe required

at times.Nodogsrequired forthe job.Alsoworkinvolved

with thetourism accommodationattimes maybe required.

Would suit acouple/family,with a3-bedroomhouse

available. Local primaryschool only 10min busride away

and High School1hour by bus.Great family-orientatedteam

and fantastic close-knit community.Anoutdoorenthusiast’s

paradise, withskifields, golf courses,boating andfishing all

on the doorstep.

Please send résumé and 2referencesto

snowdon.station@xtra.co.nz

2203328-12/9-b

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.

TRAVEL

ENJOY your day out on our

regular coach outings;

includes lunch, interest

visits, home pick-ups within

Ashburton town area. John

&Kathleen Lawler, Rakaia.

03 302 7328.

TRIP to the country. 22nd

September departing

9.30am. Includes Hororata

district, Lake Coleridge with

lunch at the Golf Course

Cafe. For bookings phone

308 7646, Beckley Coachlines.

SPACE available for next

weeks Courier -bequick!

Talk to us about your advertising

requirements. Phone

308 7664 or call into our

office at 199 Burnett Street,

Ashburton.

forall your

residential and commercial

SCAFFOLDING

Phone MartyKnight0276 731 135 anytime

Guess Who’sMoving?

From Monday16th 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

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

ALTERATIONS, mending

and trouser hemming, curtain

alterations and curtain

making. Call Michelle on

027 352 7248.

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 2You -For all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

tiles, re-stretch &repair and

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill on 027 491 4210.

CARPET cleaning -Powerful

equipment & fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker, 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

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.

CHIMNEY sweep, gutter and

downpipe cleaning and

repairs. Phone 03 394 6166

or 027 209 5026, ask for

Allan. AA Performance

Services.

2116876

2202017

2178739

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.

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.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

ENGRAVERS: Ashburton

Engravers &Etching are on

the move from 16th September.

PLUMBING,

New location, 130

Moore Street. Same

friendly face, same great

service. Phone 027 736

5818.

FURNITURE removals -For

all your household removal

needs call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027

224 0609.

TRADE &SERVICES

Manufacturers &Installers of:

•Continuous Spouting -Fascia•DownPipes

ENQUIRE ABOUT

LEAF AND

SNOWGUARD

ALPS

Ben Ananais Brian

PAINTER &

DECORATOR

Forall your painng

anddecorang

requirements,

including

waterblasng.

45 years experience

Phone

027 936 2452

New or existing,

level 4finish, full skim

plaster or repairs

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

Ben Kruger

021 808 739 or 308 4380

CONTINUOUS SPOUTING

2205219

INTERIOR

PLASTERING

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2131559

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.

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

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.

Allworkmanship guaranteed

Danny

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.

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.

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.

Kurtis

232 BoundaryRoad, Ashburton

www.alpscontinuousspouting.co.nz

E; benkruger@xtra.co.nz

2116609

FORALL YOUR

•LawnMowing

•Pruning

•Garden Maintenance

•Gutter Cleaning

•Rubbish Removal

Call us TODAY

foraFREE quote

2200202

Ph 08004546 546

(0800 4jimjim)

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

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.

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GARAGE SALES

GARAGE sale, Oxford

Street, Ashburton. Saturday

14th September, 9am-

11am (ex St Paul’s).

Bargains galore at the fair.

Please bring own bags.

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MEETINGS

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OFAGM

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

ASHBURTON

FANCIERS SOCIETY

Annual General

Meeting

Tuesday,

September 24th,

at 8pm

Tinwald Memorial Hall

Presentationofbalance

sheet and annual report

Electionofofficers

Generalbusiness

Followedbysupper

All members welcome

The Board ofTrustees invites applications from parents who wish to

enrol their child/children at CarewPeel Forest School for2020orduring

the 2020 school year.

Enrolmentatthe school is governed by an enrolmentscheme,details

of which areavailable from the school officeand on our website. The

Board ofTrustees have determined thatthere areanumber ofplaces

available forout of zone students forthe 2020school year and invite

parents to contactour school officefor application forms.

Applications forthese places must be received at theschool officeby

15th October 2019. Should we get moreapplications than spaces,we

will follow the formal Ministry of Education process. Details can be

viewed on the Ministry of EducationWebsite.

If you live within our enrolment zone, acceptance ofenrolment is

guaranteed howeverwewouldliketoknowofany children who may

be starting at our school over the next year. Please call in or phone

and let us know.

We welcome visitors to our school andwouldbehappy to showyou

around by prior arrangement. Please phone foranappointment.

Anyqueries canbedirectedtothe Principal,Mrs Sharon Ketter,contact

details as beloworemail: principal@carewpeelforest.school.nz.

Application forms areavailable at theschool office.

Phone 03 6963556, Cell: 027 696 3557

Email: carew@carewpeelforestschool.nz

1051 Ealing MontaltoRoad (Trevors Road Corner).

RD5Ashburton7775.

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Monthly Meeting

Monday, 16 th 2pm

at the Seniors Centre

Your chancetomeet

thecandidates

standing forthe

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All welcome

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Do youneed financial help for

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or personal development?

AdvanceAshburtonCommunityFoundation

has scholarships available NOW.

www.advanceashburton.org.nz to apply

Closing 14th October 2019

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

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Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

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Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2180822

2200215

OUR newspaper goes into all

RD’s so why not advertise

with us! The Courier, best

read in town.

SELL

WHITEBAIT

nets,

Hutchwilco adult life

jackets, Snowsweat yellow/

red tyre chains, Wagner

powered paint roller. Phone

027 496 4267.

RYOBI planer, hedge trimmer,

Colt angle grinder,

Ozito 3-in-1 vacuum

blower/mulcher, Nilfisk

waterblaster, assortment of

garden tools. Enquiries

welcome 021 0222 3537.

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.

HIRE

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

8155 for abooking.

CRC

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Full range available in-store.

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PEASTRAW for sale $7 a

bale, weed free. Phone 307

2981.

STOCK FOOD

HAY for sale, new season,

shed stored $7 bale. Taits

Road, phone 308 0137.

POULTRY

BROWN Shaver chickens,

17 weeks $28. Will be

laying soon. contact Debbie

021 123 1419.

PULLETS - Laying pullets

sell. Purebred Speckled

Sussex, great pretty layers.

Also Orpington’s, Buff and

Splash. Phone 03 308 1614

before 9am or after 8pm.

WANTED TO BUY

METAL, heavy etc. Free

light-grade metal in-yard

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.

Ashburton Scrap

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford

Forest Road (behind

Placemakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

Guess Who’sMoving?

From Monday

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We will be operating from

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130 MooreStreet

Same Friendly, Efficient Service

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ASHBURTON High School

Old Pupils annual lunch in

Ashburton on Friday 11th

October 2019. For details

phone Margaret 308 1996.

ASHBURTON Society of

Arts, Short St. Studio Early

Spring Show. Guest: Claire

Forbes, and local members

exhibiting. Last days! This

Saturday & Sunday 11am

to 4pm. Enquiries 03 308

4533.

HOSPICE Mid Canterbury -

Here when you need us. If

you, or someone you care

about has a life limiting

illness, phone 307 8387 or

027 227 8387.

MAKE money selling your

unwanted items. Up to 24

words for only $8. Can’t get

better than that. The Courier.

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Sun 15th

10.00 AngryBirds 2

10.00 TheLion King

11.50 DowntonAbbey

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MID CANTERBURY

RURALSUPPORT TRUST

PresentationofTrust Review

24th September

FedFarmers 7.30pm

All welcome

Enquiries: PeterReveley 02102395402.

TheCancer Societyoffering

supportfor people

with acancer diagnosis

and their families

CANCER SOCIETY

TheMackenzie Centre,

122 Kermode Street,Ashburton

ContactAnnie on 03 307 7691

CEILIDH CONCERT

Sunday 22nd Sept,2pm

Pipe Band Hall,Creek Road

Entertainment includes:

•Singing •MiniPipe Band

•Highland Dancing

•Raffle Tickets

Tickets and enquiries

Ken 308 7818 •Susan 0273 167 063

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