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Another impressive playhouse has<br />

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Paterson’s workshop.<br />

Annually, thetrainedcabinet maker<br />

crafts a unique playhouse that is<br />

raffled for <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lions Club.<br />

Mr Paterson, the current club<br />

president, has being making the<br />

playhouses for 18 years andthe project<br />

nets the club around $3500 each year.<br />

Thisyear agiant, summer playhouse<br />

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The raffle will be drawn in December<br />

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to the lucky winner before Christmas.<br />

After Boulevard Day, tickets, ifstill<br />

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Photo: Helping to shift the playhouse<br />

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Roger Paterson, David Stewart, Jeff<br />

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Arevised project timeline, based on<br />

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The project, called the Opuke<br />

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Mayoral candidates answer your questions -Leen Braam<br />

One Important aspect of<br />

economic grow and stability<br />

is diversification.<br />

What will you do to<br />

encourage people to start<br />

new businessesin<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

or bring established<br />

businesses to town?<br />

There is no simple<br />

answertothis. As Mayor,<br />

my main role would be to<br />

promote the district<br />

whenever and wherever<br />

possible. To talk about<br />

the uniqueness of the<br />

area; it’s great location,<br />

it’s affordable land and<br />

housing, the friendly and<br />

supportive community<br />

and the wide range of<br />

recreational opportunities<br />

available. I would<br />

also workcloselywith the<br />

council’s recently<br />

appointed Economic<br />

Development Manager<br />

to identify and foster<br />

potential business interest.<br />

We are fortunate<br />

that previous councils<br />

had the foresight to purchase<br />

and develop the<br />

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

Neil Brown<br />

One important aspect of<br />

economic development<br />

and stability is diversification.<br />

What will you do to<br />

encourage people to start a<br />

new business or bring<br />

established business to<br />

town?<br />

This is an area of great<br />

interest for me as Ihave<br />

had businesses in our<br />

district all my working<br />

life, including in the hospitality<br />

trade, and understand<br />

the need to diversify<br />

and increase our<br />

business base. In my time<br />

as a councillor and<br />

Deputy Mayor, we have:<br />

❑ Developed the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Business Estate<br />

over the last <strong>12</strong> years to<br />

encourage new businesses<br />

to set up here and<br />

enable established ones<br />

to expand, which is currently<br />

being extended by<br />

developing Stage 2 to<br />

meet the demand;<br />

❑ Adopted an<br />

Economic Development<br />

Plan which sets the direction<br />

for business growth<br />

for the district with specific<br />

actions to be taken;<br />

OUT<br />

NOW<br />

Estate and this will continue<br />

toattract new and<br />

developing businesses.<br />

Thereare already alot of<br />

people doing exciting,<br />

innovative work in Mid<br />

Canterbury. They need<br />

to be encouraged and<br />

supported. Our local<br />

community also needs to<br />

be betterinformed about<br />

what’s on offer here and<br />

encouraged to ‘‘shop<br />

❑ Budgeted the<br />

money for economic<br />

development every year;<br />

❑ Set our commercial<br />

rates lower than other<br />

councils to encourage<br />

businesses to establish<br />

here;<br />

❑ Adopted the CBD<br />

Revitalisation Plan to<br />

work with building<br />

owners and town businesses<br />

to encourage more<br />

patronage and growth;<br />

and,<br />

❑ Appointed an<br />

economic development<br />

manager for the district.<br />

As Mayor Iintend to<br />

maintain this momentum<br />

local’’.<br />

What is your view on<br />

reinstating the Information<br />

Centre in the existing<br />

building, operating 7days<br />

aweek, if not on that site,<br />

maybe inthe art gallery or<br />

museum building?<br />

The New Civic Centre<br />

has been designed to<br />

incorporate aninformation<br />

area, and while<br />

discussions and decisions<br />

about opening hours<br />

have still to be made, it<br />

will definitely be available<br />

during council’s<br />

opening hours. The<br />

decision to sell and relocate<br />

the old Information<br />

Centre Building has<br />

already been made and I<br />

believe having an<br />

information hub adjacent<br />

to the CBD (rather<br />

than in the Art Gallery<br />

or Museum) will encourage<br />

visitors into the retail<br />

area ­animportant part<br />

of revitalising the town<br />

centre.<br />

Times have changed,<br />

as has the way people<br />

and see the actions identified<br />

come into fruition,<br />

including making Council<br />

processes more user<br />

friendly for businesses.<br />

It’s important to retain<br />

our character while at the<br />

same time we design our<br />

township to encourage<br />

more patronage and better<br />

retail and business<br />

opportunities, which is<br />

why Ipersonally ensured<br />

we kept the iconic water<br />

fountain feature within<br />

our town centre.<br />

What is your view on<br />

reinstating the Information<br />

Centre in the existing<br />

building, operating 7days<br />

aweek, if not on that site,<br />

maybe in the art gallery or<br />

museum building?<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art<br />

Gallery and Heritage<br />

Centre has conditions on<br />

its consent that prohibits<br />

that activity from being<br />

there so that’s not a<br />

feasible solution.<br />

The new Library and<br />

Civic Centre facility has<br />

room planned in it for an<br />

information service to be<br />

included as is common in<br />

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most people searching<br />

their mobile devices is<br />

now their first choice.<br />

WIFI hotspots already<br />

exist around town and<br />

the number will increase<br />

with the CBD redevelopment.<br />

With manyvacantretail<br />

or office spaces in the<br />

CBD, what isyour opinion<br />

of any further retail<br />

development being planned<br />

for outside of that<br />

area, with any such<br />

development fragmenting<br />

the town’s retail even<br />

more?<br />

Personally, I would<br />

like to limit the spread of<br />

the retail area, creating<br />

an attractive, vibrant<br />

town centre. The Town<br />

Centre Working Group,<br />

of which Iam amember,<br />

is working hard to<br />

encourage this, but council<br />

can only do so much.<br />

As a business owner<br />

myself, Iknow thatproperty<br />

and business owners<br />

also need to look at their<br />

most modern civic buildings<br />

these days.<br />

In the interim, the<br />

existing building could be<br />

used for some kind of<br />

information hub for tourists<br />

and locals; but exactly<br />

what or how it could be<br />

delivered would need to<br />

be explored (including<br />

using volunteers as happened<br />

previously). Ipersonally<br />

would like to see<br />

the building be used for<br />

the good of the whole<br />

community.<br />

With many vacant retail<br />

or office spaces in the<br />

CBD, what is your opinion<br />

of any further retail<br />

development being planned<br />

for outside of that<br />

area, with any such<br />

development fragmenting<br />

the town’s retail even<br />

more?<br />

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

Plan says what can<br />

and can’t be done in the<br />

district based on the<br />

Resource Management<br />

Act 1991; this also applies<br />

to the CBD and the<br />

fringe areas of town. NZ<br />

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Again, the council’s<br />

newly appointed<br />

Economic Development<br />

Manager will play arole<br />

in filling vacant retail<br />

and office space.<br />

What will you do to<br />

limit further rate<br />

increases?<br />

Iwill always strive to<br />

keep rates increases as<br />

low as possible. However<br />

we all want Mid Canterbury<br />

to be a vibrant,<br />

growing district and that<br />

comes at acost. Business<br />

development and population<br />

growth will expand<br />

our ratepayer base,<br />

spreading the rates burden.<br />

Ithink we all know<br />

that nothing comes for<br />

free and that applies to<br />

councils aswell. While I<br />

don’t believe in cutting<br />

corners, Iamcommitted<br />

to giving ratepayers<br />

value for money; using<br />

common­sense and<br />

doing the basics right.<br />

prescriptive as overseas,<br />

here in New Zealand<br />

developers have more<br />

freedom to make commercial<br />

decisions around<br />

where they will do business<br />

and if they think it is<br />

viable. Ithink it would be<br />

unwise for Council to<br />

interfere in the day­today<br />

running of businesses<br />

outside of its existing<br />

regulatory powers. I<br />

believe it’s best to let the<br />

market run its own course<br />

within the rules the District<br />

Plan has set for it.<br />

What will you do to limit<br />

further rate increases?<br />

As Mayor Iwould continue<br />

to ensure that:<br />

❑ The whole <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

community keeps<br />

receiving good levels of<br />

service;<br />

❑ Ratepayers’ money<br />

is spent appropriately<br />

❑ We get the best<br />

value for money with our<br />

contracts through robust<br />

quality assurance<br />

measures; and,<br />

❑ Council sticks to the<br />

budget that we put into<br />

our Long­Term Plans.<br />

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Candidates respond to readers’ questions -Donna Favel<br />

One important aspect of<br />

economic growth and<br />

stability is diversification.<br />

What will you do to<br />

encourage people to start<br />

new businesses in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

or bring established<br />

business to town?<br />

Iabsolutely agree that<br />

one important aspect of<br />

economic growth and<br />

stability is diversification.<br />

Having been in the role<br />

of Mayor for three years,<br />

without an Economic<br />

Development Manager<br />

for virtually the entire<br />

term, Iassumed some of<br />

that role for much of the<br />

term. I am in the privileged<br />

position to know<br />

that new businesses are<br />

already looking at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District. Big<br />

Chain Stores, retailers.<br />

manufacturers and service<br />

providers are all<br />

looking to establish here.<br />

The Opuke Hot Pools in<br />

Methven, will be a significant<br />

attraction and<br />

bring additional businesses<br />

and offer more<br />

employment in the hospitality<br />

sector.<br />

The NZIER Labour<br />

Force Plan, identified<br />

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

“the 6th most desired<br />

district for business” and<br />

“the <strong>12</strong>th for quality of<br />

life” of our 66 districts. I<br />

believe that improving<br />

the quality of life for all<br />

residents supports both<br />

business and residents<br />

alike.<br />

The major impediment<br />

for this district continues<br />

to be long term low<br />

unemployment, currently<br />

1.8%. Ihave campaigned<br />

nationally for <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

to be the place to live and<br />

work. Get aJob –Have a<br />

Life.<br />

Just this week, two<br />

conversations – (1) a<br />

business looking to come<br />

to town, having difficulty<br />

recruiting to start the<br />

business (2) anew resident<br />

moved from Auckland,<br />

no longer spending<br />

$900 per week on rent<br />

and now delighted to<br />

have some discretionary<br />

income.<br />

What is your view on<br />

reinstating the Information<br />

Centre in the existing<br />

building, operating 7days<br />

aweek, if not on that site,<br />

maybe in the art gallery or<br />

museum building?<br />

Council are charged<br />

with delivering services in<br />

acost effective manner.<br />

By changing the locations<br />

of Tourist Information<br />

(currently The Somerset<br />

Grocer and <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Public Library) and partnering<br />

with existing<br />

operators, Council has<br />

(a) saved the ratepayers<br />

money (b) additional<br />

locations and (c)<br />

extended hours (now 7<br />

days per week at both, as<br />

opposed to 5 days per<br />

week). There are plans in<br />

the new Library and Civic<br />

Centre for an Information<br />

Centre.<br />

With many vacant retail<br />

or office spaces in the<br />

CBD, what is your opnion<br />

of any further retail<br />

development being planned<br />

for outside that area,<br />

with any such development<br />

fragmenting the<br />

town’s retail even more?<br />

While it could be<br />

argued that further retail<br />

development outside of<br />

the CBD will hinder an<br />

area already contending<br />

with retail /office vacancies,<br />

remedial work and<br />

new builds, Ibelieve that<br />

large chain retail stores in<br />

town will also appeal to<br />

some customers, who<br />

would otherwise drive to<br />

the big cities for these<br />

brands. At our business,<br />

we have customers travelling<br />

from Leeston, Southbridge,<br />

Dunsandel, who<br />

make their consumer<br />

choice based on ease of<br />

access, parking and service.<br />

Ipredict that when<br />

there are additional retail<br />

options in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

these stores will also act<br />

as a beacon to attract<br />

customers from outside<br />

of this district.<br />

What will you do to<br />

limit further rate<br />

increases?<br />

To limit further rate<br />

increases, I intend to<br />

maximise funding from<br />

alternative sources, be it<br />

Central Government,<br />

Public /Private Partnerships<br />

or User pays. We<br />

sent astrong message to<br />

Central Government re:<br />

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

Urban Bridge, that<br />

Council would only pay<br />

20% and expected 80%<br />

from other sources. <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District has fared<br />

well this term, with significant<br />

funding from<br />

Ministry of Education,<br />

Provincial Growth Fund,<br />

Tourism Infrastructure<br />

Fund and NZTA. I am<br />

working with EMC and<br />

ADC to ensure that we<br />

improve our levels of<br />

preparedness when<br />

opportunities and funding<br />

rounds arise.<br />

Tony Todd<br />

One important aspect of<br />

economic growth and<br />

stability is diversification.<br />

What will you do to<br />

encourage people to start<br />

new businesses in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

or bring established<br />

business to town?<br />

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

Park is asuccess.<br />

We need to build on<br />

that success now and<br />

fast.<br />

Shift the ‘‘shunting<br />

yards’’ from the CBD to<br />

the Business Park. Promote<br />

and create an<br />

Inland port that will<br />

transform the processfor<br />

companies wishing to<br />

export.<br />

We must aggressively<br />

market our Business<br />

Park to businesses looking<br />

to re­locate here as<br />

our central location in<br />

the South Island and<br />

close to an international<br />

airport and port is ahuge<br />

advantage.<br />

Look at the success of<br />

the I­ zone development<br />

in Selwyn. 98% full at a<br />

profit of around $40 million<br />

dollars.<br />

We should be offering<br />

land/building packages<br />

to incentivise and<br />

encourage businesses to<br />

re­locate to <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

What is your view on<br />

reinstating the Information<br />

Centre in the existing<br />

building, operating 7days<br />

aweek, if not on that site,<br />

maybe inthe art gallery or<br />

museum building?<br />

My campaign over the<br />

past three years to reinstate<br />

the Information<br />

Centre is well documented.<br />

This campaign<br />

climaxed with a rally<br />

beside the closed I­site<br />

that reportedly attracted<br />

500 people.<br />

Experience Mid Canterbury<br />

(EMC) depleted<br />

budget this year is<br />

$370,000, 80% of which<br />

goes in wages, leaving<br />

$75,000 to promote the<br />

benefits of our district.<br />

EMC is close to being<br />

insolvent.<br />

Ibelieve Council have<br />

aduty to provide afully<br />

funded Info Hub, with<br />

fully trained competent<br />

staff to sell the benefits<br />

of the district to visitors<br />

and locals alike.<br />

Close to 5 million<br />

tourists are expected to<br />

visit NZ<br />

Let’s put out the welcome<br />

mat for them<br />

For a cost of around<br />

$63,000 per annum our<br />

Info Hub could reopen.<br />

If our district delivers the<br />

Councillors keen on a<br />

pro­active positive Info<br />

Hub then we will have<br />

the possibility of having<br />

the Hub open by April 1<br />

2020.<br />

Location on the East<br />

Street green, along with<br />

the water feature.<br />

With manyvacant retail<br />

or office spaces in the<br />

CBD, what is your opinion<br />

of any further retail<br />

development being planned<br />

for outside of that<br />

area, with any development<br />

fragmenting the<br />

town’s retail even more?<br />

The re­development<br />

of the CBD is slowly<br />

getting under way. But it<br />

is worth noting that a<br />

plan for the CBD was<br />

developed prior to 2011.<br />

In the meantime, our<br />

CBD has been allowed<br />

to deteriorate. In ­action<br />

is very disappointing.<br />

So now we need to<br />

work with landowners/<br />

developers and put in<br />

place incentives to<br />

encourage redevelopment<br />

just as other Councils<br />

are initiating.<br />

We need to put the<br />

heart back into our town<br />

centre.<br />

It’s worth noting the<br />

new Countdown complex<br />

was builtonland not<br />

zoned retail.<br />

We now have a<br />

resource consent application<br />

advertised for further<br />

retail development<br />

alongside Countdown.<br />

Council should be<br />

objecting to this as it is<br />

against Council’s own<br />

plan. We need toensure<br />

that going forward splintered<br />

and fractured<br />

development does not<br />

come atthe expense of<br />

the CBD.<br />

Heritage NZ to fund roofing at Ng King settlement<br />

By John Keast<br />

Heritage New Zealand<br />

will fund aroofing project<br />

at <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Ng<br />

King Brothers Chinese<br />

Market Garden Settlement.<br />

The project will make<br />

buildings waterand windtight<br />

and involve removing<br />

the existing iron, putting<br />

onaflat galvanised<br />

sheet, and putting the<br />

original iron back on.<br />

News of the support<br />

came as the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

council’s Chinese Settlement<br />

WorkingGroup­to<br />

be renamed the NgKing<br />

Brothers Chinese Market<br />

Garden Settlement, at<br />

the request of family ­<br />

heard an update from<br />

commercial property<br />

adviser Rachael Western<br />

and heritage adviser<br />

Arlene Baird.<br />

They said Heritage<br />

New Zealand wasexcited<br />

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

and said the declaration<br />

of the village as an<br />

archaeological site was<br />

one of the best events<br />

with which it had been<br />

involved.<br />

It had already helped<br />

with funding for an<br />

information board for the<br />

site and had offered to<br />

help with reroofing.<br />

A letter of confirmation<br />

for that funding was<br />

awaited.<br />

Reroofing would ‘‘add<br />

a lot’’ to the structural<br />

integrity of the buildings.<br />

If work was needed on<br />

the floors or walls, the<br />

roofwould not have to be<br />

touched again.<br />

Open days are planned.<br />

The council will seek<br />

funding fromthe Chinese<br />

Poll Tax Fund and other<br />

funds, and itwould work<br />

with the NgKing family<br />

on that.<br />

The council was also<br />

working with Heritage<br />

New Zealand on products<br />

with which to coat<br />

the cladding of the building.<br />

With guidance, it was a<br />

jobthatcould be done by<br />

volunteers.<br />

The site would eventually<br />

also connect to<br />

nearby paths.<br />

An archaeological<br />

firm, Underground<br />

Overground, had also<br />

finished cataloguing<br />

material salvaged from<br />

the site.<br />

Most were metal or<br />

glass, with leather shoes<br />

also being saved and they<br />

would be used in some<br />

way, and the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Museum was interested<br />

in a book of Chinese<br />

What will you do to<br />

limit further rate<br />

increases?<br />

Rate increases are a<br />

challenging and emotional<br />

topic.<br />

In saying that, Council<br />

has aduty to provide the<br />

services and infrastructure<br />

our community<br />

demands. At the same<br />

time provide quality<br />

amenities, both culturally<br />

and sporting wise<br />

that will create astrong<br />

vibrant district that will<br />

attract people and businesses<br />

to come and stay.<br />

But to do that we need a<br />

vibrant progressive<br />

‘‘open for business’’ look<br />

to our district.<br />

As ageneral statement<br />

rate increases should be<br />

kept within the rate of<br />

inflation.<br />

characters found at the<br />

site.<br />

The search was also on<br />

for avery large rock to go<br />

at the entrance, and a<br />

feature story on the site<br />

and its history was being<br />

written for the Heritage<br />

New Zealand magazine.<br />

The Ng King families<br />

handed stewardship of the<br />

former market garden site<br />

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

in 2013.<br />

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It might be time <strong>Ashburton</strong> caught the bus ­orthe mini van<br />

It is only those who do<br />

not drive, cannot drive,<br />

or are not allowed to<br />

drive truly appreciate<br />

the value of public transport.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> has no<br />

public transport, though<br />

it has taxis and volunteer<br />

services, say, which take<br />

people to medical<br />

appointments in Christchurch.<br />

That may change,<br />

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

thanks to an initiative<br />

being pursued by councillor<br />

Liz McMillan, who<br />

chairs Safer <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

What is proposed is a<br />

community vehicle trust,<br />

similar to the very successful<br />

model run in<br />

Geraldine and elsewhere.<br />

Such a service would<br />

probably use mini­vans,<br />

volunteer drivers, and<br />

take people, say, from<br />

Methven or Rakaia to<br />

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

Where and what happens<br />

will depend on an<br />

online survey being proposed<br />

to assess need,<br />

and any service may be a<br />

year or more away.<br />

Users would pay a<br />

minimalfee for rides and<br />

it is likely if a town<br />

wanted the service, there<br />

would be atargeted rate<br />

to cover some of the<br />

costs.<br />

The Geraldine service<br />

has been operating for<br />

some years, and with<br />

considerable success.<br />

Users pay a small<br />

charge ­$4each way for<br />

trips within Geraldine ­<br />

and volunteers drive.<br />

There is aalso aregular<br />

service to Timaru,<br />

but at agreater cost.<br />

For many, the service<br />

is alife­saver.<br />

Users can be dropped<br />

off at acertain spot and<br />

be collected several<br />

hours later for the trip<br />

home.<br />

Such services, as well<br />

as being vital for residents,<br />

have a bonus in<br />

that they provide akey<br />

reason why some people<br />

might want to buy a<br />

house in an area.<br />

Were there no such<br />

service, the cost and difficulty<br />

of getting from A<br />

to B might be insurmountable.<br />

It is early days for the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> proposal, but<br />

we imagine there will be<br />

strong support in outlying<br />

towns for a cheap and<br />

reliable service to and<br />

from <strong>Ashburton</strong>. We will<br />

keep you informed about<br />

the survey.<br />

­John Keast<br />

Hundreds turn out for show<br />

Column<br />

Seven<br />

Hundreds of people,<br />

from far and wide,<br />

turned out in support of<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Truck<br />

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

Showgrounds at the<br />

weekend, raising more<br />

than $11,000 for Child<br />

Cancer.<br />

Among them were the<br />

Carnahan family of<br />

Kaiapoi and the<br />

Herbs: Songs Of Freedom<br />

Reviewed by Rowena Hart<br />

This is adocumentaryofalegendary New Zealand<br />

reggae group,Herbs.<br />

Recently they had aconcert tocelebrate their 40<br />

years of music.<br />

I don’t remember them well but lived through<br />

those very tough times in NZ’shistory. It’s greatthat<br />

this documentaryhas been done.<br />

It is really watchableand adeeply personal.<br />

Their songwriting craft ispretty impressive and<br />

they will always be linked to milestones in our<br />

times. Wesee clips of the Bastian Point protest,<br />

Springboks tour and the Muraroa bomb tests-the<br />

worst one forme.<br />

Over their 40 years members have left and others<br />

have joined the band.<br />

But they have always managed to retain their<br />

original sound.<br />

You will be humming their tunes for some time<br />

afteryou have seen the movie.<br />

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family of Dunedin, who<br />

either have family members<br />

working in the<br />

wider truck industry, or<br />

were from along line of<br />

truck drivers.<br />

Co­organiser Rick<br />

Harkness said there was<br />

plenty of support from<br />

within the trucking community<br />

locally and<br />

2200220<br />

nationwide. He was<br />

thankful to those who<br />

had come along toshow<br />

theirtrucks, and to those<br />

who turned out to support<br />

the event.<br />

He said six of the 183<br />

trucks on site were from<br />

the North Island.<br />

In the show therewere<br />

rigs of all sizes, styles<br />

and colours including<br />

working vehicles,recreational<br />

vehicles fire<br />

engines and the people’s<br />

choice award went to a<br />

Firth’s rainbow coloured<br />

concrete mixer.<br />

There was also arare<br />

beauty finished just in<br />

time for the show ­ an<br />

International 3070 Burnetts<br />

Motors cattle truck<br />

and trailer, which drew a<br />

quite a bit of interest<br />

throughout the day.<br />

Mr Harkness said<br />

numbers through the<br />

Top, two year old Storm Carnahan and brother Troy, 4, with preschool toy<br />

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

were at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Truck Show with parents Jinny and Corrie, from<br />

Kaiapoi and, above, some of the trucks on display.<br />

gate were down onpast<br />

years but they still raised<br />

$5,800.<br />

At the evening function,<br />

former All Black<br />

Stu Wilson entertained<br />

attendees with yarns<br />

about past tours and the<br />

charity auction raised an<br />

additional $6,000 with a<br />

lot of good items up for<br />

grabs, which all sold.<br />

A chap we know<br />

inherited a cellphone<br />

from an out­of­town<br />

worker. That person,<br />

clearly, neglected to tell<br />

people that he had a<br />

new number, as thecalls<br />

keep coming in. The<br />

news, we regret to say, is<br />

not all good. There have<br />

been calls and messages<br />

by abank. And from the<br />

IRD. We understand a<br />

dog will have missed an<br />

appointment at the vet,<br />

and we are alarmed at<br />

the scale of the credit<br />

card bill.<br />

❑❑❑<br />

A chap known to<br />

Column Seven has<br />

invested in anew superzoom<br />

camera. When we<br />

say super­zoom we<br />

mean far­reaching. It,<br />

we believe, has a<strong>12</strong>5x<br />

zoom, which equals<br />

around 3000mm in the<br />

old money. And if those<br />

figures do not mean<br />

anything to you, we can<br />

express it thus: if you<br />

live rurally, it would be<br />

no problem to see what<br />

hangs from your neighbour’s<br />

line. Such is his<br />

joy with the camera that<br />

we see people skiing<br />

(though the camera is<br />

far from the skifield)<br />

and see dust rising from<br />

afaraway car. Fascinating<br />

stuff.<br />

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known as BoJo, Scott<br />

Morrison at ScoMo, we<br />

wondered what <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s<br />

mayor might be<br />

called? Depending on<br />

who wins, we could have<br />

DoFa, ToTo, NeBr or<br />

LeBr. Phew.<br />

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Feeding the birds has gone bananas<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

There are bananas<br />

hanging fromtrees at<br />

PauletteClark’s house,<br />

andthe birds lovethem.<br />

TheAllenton<br />

resident is doing her bit<br />

to feedbirdslike<br />

fantails,waxeyes,<br />

chaffinches and even<br />

tuis over winter.<br />

Bellbirds are abit<br />

more choosy who they<br />

eatwith and feastinthe<br />

back garden.<br />

Paulettebuys<br />

discounted bananas,<br />

part peels them and<br />

hangs them out for the<br />

birds to snackon.<br />

Some 60 fresh<br />

bananaswere hanging<br />

when The <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

<strong>Courier</strong> called, making<br />

for an unexpectedsight<br />

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

Whilethe birdscome<br />

flutteringdown to enjoy<br />

the fruitand to<br />

supplement their diet,<br />

they are watched by<br />

some of Paulette’s cats.<br />

The catsclimb the<br />

shorttreesand sit<br />

bemused.<br />

Paulette’s been<br />

feeding birdsfor 65 of<br />

her 78 years and usually<br />

concocts lard, fruit,and<br />

oat mealballs.<br />

‘‘We need birdsand<br />

bees and butterflies and<br />

my garden is friendlyfor<br />

all of them,’’ she said.<br />

Avolunteer at Mid<br />

Canterbury Animal<br />

Welfare Centrefor the<br />

lastsix years, Paulette<br />

alsoloves her cats and<br />

dogs.<br />

She has six cats and a<br />

dog and other regular<br />

feline visitors.<br />

Acat named Teddy<br />

was bornjust two<br />

minutesafterher own<br />

birth, and was aclose<br />

companioninPaulette’s<br />

youngeryears.<br />

In the aftermath of<br />

the February 2011<br />

Christchurch<br />

earthquake, herbeloved<br />

pussAJwent missing<br />

for 17 days,but<br />

eventually turned up<br />

alive.<br />

‘‘AJ hasn’t slept<br />

indoors since and that’s<br />

why I’ve set up the<br />

covered outdoor<br />

sleeping areaasan<br />

optionfor my cats.’’<br />

Another stray kitten<br />

from Christchurch<br />

adopted by Paulette<br />

also likes to sleep<br />

outside on one of the<br />

two sheepskin beds that<br />

are well protected from<br />

the elements.<br />

‘‘I’vealwaysbeen<br />

aroundanimals and I<br />

alwayswill.’’<br />

Photo:Paulette Clark<br />

with bananas hanging<br />

from herfront garden<br />

trees.<br />

Down and dirty in mud and the glug<br />

The mud was flying,tyres<br />

were spinning and<br />

traction and momentum<br />

testedatthe christening<br />

of anew dedicated fourwheel<br />

drive park near<br />

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

The Mid Canterbury<br />

4x4 Park will provide offroad<br />

fun and challenges<br />

for driversand is at the<br />

southern end of<br />

Cochranes Road.<br />

The 8ha site has been<br />

developed after<br />

discussions between<br />

Environment<br />

Canterbury (ECan)and<br />

the Mid Canterbury<br />

Four Wheel Drive Club<br />

and is aimedatproviding<br />

another driving option<br />

for four­wheel<br />

enthusiasts.<br />

Mid CanterburyFour<br />

Wheel Drive Club<br />

secretary John<br />

McDonaldsaid the new<br />

park would give drivers a<br />

convenient and<br />

accessible alternativeto<br />

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

River bed,whichfor a<br />

number of monthsofthe<br />

year were off limits to<br />

protect nesting birds.<br />

The riverbed was also<br />

in floodfor partofthe<br />

year and was too softto<br />

driveatother times.<br />

The clubhad been in<br />

discussions withECan<br />

over the last fouryears<br />

and those discussions<br />

had been ‘‘ramped up’’<br />

over the last two years.<br />

Both DonnaField and<br />

Ryan Dynes,from ECan,<br />

had been supportivein<br />

establishing the<br />

dedicated driving area,<br />

said Mr McDonald.<br />

ECan had wired­roped<br />

the allocated 8ha block<br />

and in less than thana<br />

day adigger had<br />

established abasic track.<br />

The loop track would<br />

evolve over time and<br />

featured anumber of<br />

drivingchallenges,<br />

including deep ruts and<br />

mud.<br />

‘‘Getting in is easy<br />

enough,but getting out<br />

is not so easy.’’<br />

Driver numbers willbe<br />

monitored through a<br />

track cam at the entry/<br />

exit to the park.<br />

Mid Canterbury Four<br />

Wheel Drive Club<br />

president MarcusEwart<br />

said the rules of the 4x4<br />

park were at the<br />

entrance. No<br />

motorbikes,bikes or<br />

quads are allowed.<br />

Letter to<br />

the editor<br />

Recently aNorth Canterbury<br />

town enforced acull<br />

of gulls that had become a<br />

pest to the town. I’m wondering<br />

if we need to instigate<br />

something similar in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> with all the<br />

gulls settling on the<br />

Harvey Norman "cliffs".<br />

The fouling they are causing<br />

is a disgusting and<br />

expensive mess. There<br />

would be opposition to this<br />

considering their protected<br />

status but there must<br />

be some way short of<br />

shooting or poison to deter<br />

them settling around the<br />

CBD. Airports have bird<br />

scarers as do some<br />

orchards,if nothing is done<br />

it will be asmelly disease<br />

ridden summer .It’s time<br />

to get the flock out of here!<br />

Garry Quinn, Hampstead.<br />

Fines<br />

More than $20,000 in dogrelated<br />

fines were issued by<br />

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

2018/19 for 91 offences.<br />

The details are in the dog<br />

control annual report.<br />

Offences included failing<br />

to register adog, failure to<br />

advise change of address,<br />

failure to microchip adog,<br />

and failure to keep a dog<br />

controlled.<br />

There are 6514 dogs registered,<br />

62 menacing dogs and<br />

830 complaints were<br />

received.


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New sign at Harris reserve<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

Community input into a special<br />

conservation project south of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

has been celebrated with the<br />

unveiling ofanew information sign<br />

and agathering ofvolunteers.<br />

The Harris Scientific Reserve,<br />

located 13km from <strong>Ashburton</strong> off<br />

Lovetts Road, features one of the<br />

last remnants of the original vegetation<br />

inthe region.<br />

The kanuka on the reserve are<br />

from the original trees and grow on<br />

land that has never been cultivated.<br />

The visionary behind the preservation<br />

projectwas former landowner<br />

and ex farmer, the late Arthur<br />

Harris, who approached the QEII<br />

Trust, whichlater established aQEII<br />

covenant of 2.6ha on the reserve.<br />

The covenantbecame theimpetus<br />

for the creation of the dryland<br />

reserve, which is secured in perpetuity<br />

and was named the Harris<br />

Scientific Reserve in2010.<br />

It is nowmanaged by the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Community Conservation Trust.<br />

Speaking at Sunday’s celebration,<br />

which was attended by around 40<br />

people, Edith Smith from<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Forest&Bird saidthe reserve wasa<br />

specialplace that hadgrownover the<br />

years through community nurturing<br />

and support.<br />

Arthurand ShirleyHarris had had<br />

the vision tostart the conservation<br />

process, but that effort had been<br />

backed by ecologists, former <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

mayor Bede O’Malley and a<br />

variety of groups and individuals<br />

who had lent ahand at anumber of<br />

planting sessions.<br />

The planting process had been a<br />

Shirley Harris and rugby ‘Living Legend’ Jock Ross in front of the<br />

sign unveiled on Sunday.<br />

matter of trial and error inthe early<br />

days and techniques had been<br />

refined, she said.<br />

The reserve received abig boost<br />

from the Living Legends project,<br />

which took the field to the forest<br />

during New Zealand’s hosting of<br />

Rugby World Cup 2011 and helped<br />

transformthe site, and 16 other sites<br />

around the country, with thousands<br />

of donated native trees and shrubs<br />

over the next few years, said Mrs<br />

Smith.<br />

Locally nominated rugby ‘Living<br />

Legend’ JockRoss,apast AllBlack,<br />

had been astrong supporter of the<br />

conservation project with his family.<br />

Mrs Smith said ‘‘wonderful’’ support<br />

had been received from the<br />

Hinds Lions, from the Department<br />

of Conservation and from the<br />

Honda Tree Fund.<br />

Anew large sign atthe reserve<br />

was unveiled onSunday by Shirley<br />

Harris and Jock Ross.<br />

The back ofthe sign offers abrief<br />

history of thesite andits importance<br />

in terms of showing future generations<br />

what large tracts ofthe South<br />

Island used tobelike.<br />

Those attending the afternoon<br />

celebration enjoyed guided walks<br />

and were also able to plant more<br />

kanuka and tussock onthe day.<br />

More walkingtracksand signsare<br />

earmarked for the reserve.<br />

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

Speed review consultation<br />

Consultation ofaspeed review for some<br />

district roads will goout soon.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> council has been compiling<br />

a list of changes suggested by<br />

residents, added some ofits own, and put<br />

these before councillors for further suggestions.<br />

The roads and streets are in various<br />

areas, includingthe topend of <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

northeast <strong>Ashburton</strong>, Lake Hood and<br />

Methven and Rakaia.<br />

Thecouncil would form ahearing panel<br />

and invite submissions on speed changes.<br />

Meanwhile, roading manager Brian<br />

Fauth said staff had worked closely with<br />

Lagmhor School ontraffic concerns and<br />

did not think it had abad problem.<br />

Cr Liz McMillan said concerns had<br />

been raised with her bythe school.<br />

Mr Fauth said zone signs had been put<br />

in, adragon­tooth arrangement was also<br />

in, and agood parking area.<br />

Arepresentative from asafety group<br />

had also been out there.<br />

New club rooms to open<br />

The public are invited tothe opening of<br />

the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery<br />

Club rooms at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Showgrounds<br />

on October 5.<br />

Formalities begin at 2pm, and members<br />

will have an array of vintage<br />

machinery on display.<br />

Club president John Stewart said<br />

members were thrilled to get the project<br />

over the line, and the clubrooms were<br />

already proving popular with machinery<br />

firms, which hired it for displays and for<br />

training.<br />

Mr Stewart said the private hire was<br />

providing an income for the club.<br />

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon will<br />

open the building.<br />

‘‘The public are welcome to come<br />

along and see the gear we have,’’ Mr<br />

Stewart said.<br />

The club is also in the early stages of<br />

organising its third Wheat and Wheels<br />

Rally, to be held on the Barrhill farm of<br />

member Anthony Hampton from April<br />

1to3,2022.<br />

Previous shows were held at Peter<br />

Butterick’s farm at Wakanui.<br />

The theme for the rally is 175 Years of<br />

Massey and will feature daily parades, a<br />

military display, traction engines, food<br />

and craft stalls, asprayer and spreader<br />

display, classic vintage cars, tractors and<br />

trucks, and some of New Zealand’s<br />

largest tractors and combines.<br />

Profits from the event will go to<br />

Ronald McDonald House.<br />

Second bridge analysis<br />

Work on adetailed business<br />

case for a second<br />

urban bridge for <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

begins later this year.<br />

Geotech investigations<br />

will be done over the coming<br />

months, with economic<br />

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maintenance cost estimates<br />

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Lesley Ottey, (Eco Educate) and Bev Skates.<br />

Volunteer collectors picked up 260kg of<br />

litter in afew short hours in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

on Saturday.<br />

The community clean up covered the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> CBD, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain<br />

and from the kiosk and reserve area on<br />

State Highway 1 (near Racecourse<br />

Road) to the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Business<br />

Estate.<br />

As well as 40 plus bags of rubbish,<br />

volunteers also amassed two bags of<br />

glass that has been recycled.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Clean Up Day was<br />

part of anational anti litter campaign<br />

driven by Keep New Zealand Beautiful<br />

and supported by GJ Gardner Homes.<br />

Locally it was co­ordinated by Litter<br />

Free <strong>Ashburton</strong> and supported by Eco<br />

Educate.<br />

Litter Free <strong>Ashburton</strong> spokesperson<br />

Bev skates said around 25 people had<br />

signed up to lend ahand.<br />

Regular rubbish collectors had been<br />

joined by others who wanted to do their<br />

bit to keep <strong>Ashburton</strong> looking tidy, she<br />

said.<br />

Learner drivers needed<br />

Arural driving support scheme started in<br />

Mid Canterbury last year is calling for<br />

learner drivers to come forward to join a<br />

new course starting on October 1.<br />

The scheme takes participants through<br />

their initial learners licence and then<br />

supports them on the journey to their<br />

restricted licence.<br />

Part of athree­year project that aims to<br />

offer practical help to adults living in rural<br />

locations, the programme is free and also<br />

offers adriving test subsidy.<br />

Learning todrive isseen as away of<br />

helping with rural isolation and with<br />

community integration and to date, the<br />

first three rural driving support courses<br />

have achieved a92per cent pass rate for<br />

people gaining alearner licence.<br />

Over anine week period learners work<br />

their way through road code theory.<br />

The course will run on consecutive<br />

Tuesdays from 11amuntil1pm and is held<br />

at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Learning Centre, opposite<br />

StJoseph’s School. Help is available<br />

with child care and transport, if needed.<br />

The programme is managed by Rural<br />

Support Mid Canterbury in partnership<br />

with Safer <strong>Ashburton</strong> Communities and<br />

is supported by Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

Lotteries Commission, Lion Foundation,<br />

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

Organisation Grant Scheme, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Licensing Trust and Community Trust of<br />

Mid &South Canterbury.<br />

Contact the scheme’s co­ordinator<br />

Wendy Hewitt by email (wendy@saferashburton.org.nz)<br />

or phone (027 611<br />

3301) for more information.<br />

Survey format changes<br />

Residents from across the district will<br />

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In achange to how previous years’<br />

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be mailed to them.<br />

The Annual Residents’ Survey will be<br />

independently carried out by Key<br />

Research and letters will be sent to 4,000<br />

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Page 10, <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>12</strong> <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

0800 2MEMORY<br />

027 637 <strong>12</strong>29<br />

Family Notices<br />

Inquiries phone<br />

Jann or Leonie on 308 7664<br />

or call into 199 Burnett Street.<br />

Family Notices<br />

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS<br />

IN MEMORIAM<br />

DICKINSON, Doris Mildred:<br />

passed away peacefully at<br />

Christchurch Hospital on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 7, <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Dearly loved wife ofthe late<br />

Merv Dickinson. Dearly loved<br />

mother and mother in law of<br />

Ken and Sharon, Jenny and<br />

Graham, Sue and the late Ian,<br />

Trudy and Kerry.<br />

Loved Nana of Hope,<br />

Timothy, Emily,Scott,Megan,<br />

Shari, Sharlene,Sarah, Joseph<br />

and Grace, and acherished<br />

GreatNana.<br />

Messages to: The Dickinson<br />

Family, PO Box 24, Rakaia<br />

7710.<br />

A service to celebrate<br />

Doris’ life will be held at St<br />

Mark’s Anglican Church, 35<br />

Elizabeth Avenue, Rakaia<br />

on Friday, <strong>September</strong> 13, at<br />

1.00pm, followed byprivate<br />

cremation.<br />

McGILLEN, Leslie Joseph:<br />

at Highfield Lifecare, Timaru<br />

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

<strong>2019</strong>, eleven days shy ofhis<br />

84th birthday. Dearly loved<br />

husband of the late Lorraine,<br />

dearly loved and respected<br />

father and father in law of<br />

Dave and Tania, Janet and<br />

Steve, and Mike and Lucy.<br />

Loved Grandad of Dana;<br />

Stacey and Andrew, Todd<br />

and Sonia; Mark and Tara,and<br />

Phil and Josefina, and Great<br />

Grandad “Wez” ofBridie, and<br />

Ryan; Kaiden, and Hudson;<br />

Aleeah, and Maddison.<br />

Messages to: The McGillen<br />

Family, c/- PO Box 6035,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>7742.<br />

A service to celebrate Les’<br />

life will beheld at St Joseph’s<br />

Catholic Church, Wilkin<br />

Street, Temuka onThursday,<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong> at 1.00pm,<br />

followed byinterment atthe<br />

TemukaCemetery.<br />

0800 2MEMORY<br />

027 637 <strong>12</strong>29<br />

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MAW, Rosaleen Teresa: on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 5, <strong>2019</strong>. Passed<br />

away peacefully at Rosebank<br />

Resthome East Wing,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>. Aged 81 years.<br />

Dearly loved wife ofthe late<br />

Mervyn. Loved mother and<br />

mother in law ofJudith and<br />

David Letham, the late Mark,<br />

Peter and Karen, Marion and<br />

PeterTruman, Susan and Mike<br />

Rose, Christopher, the late<br />

Barry, David and Emma and<br />

loved Grandma of George;<br />

Kate; Brian, and Adam;<br />

Sophia, Toby, and Annabel.<br />

Messages to the Maw Family,<br />

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

In lieu of flowers,donations to<br />

the Blind Foundation would<br />

be welcome and may beleft<br />

at the service. A service to<br />

celebrate Rose’s life will be<br />

held at the Church of the<br />

Holy Name, Sealy Street,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on Thursday<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>, commencing<br />

at 11.00am. Followed by<br />

Interment at the Rakaia<br />

Cemetery.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

SKINNER, Paul David :<br />

Unexpectedly in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

on <strong>September</strong> 5th, <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Aged 47 years. Love of her<br />

life, and husband,toAndrena.<br />

Dearly lovedfather,and mate,<br />

to Jacob. Much loved son of<br />

Elva &David. Loved Brother<br />

of Barbara, Julie &Di. Loved<br />

Uncle &friend.<br />

Messages to the Skinner<br />

family, C/- PO Box 6035,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 7742. Aservice to<br />

celebrate Paul’s life has been<br />

held.<br />

0800 2MEMORY<br />

027 637 <strong>12</strong>29<br />

KINGSBURY, Colin Eric,<br />

1953-<strong>2019</strong>: Alan, Ian, Kelly<br />

and families wish to express<br />

their sincere thanks to all<br />

who gave their support and<br />

sympathy following the sad<br />

loss of Colin on July 17th.<br />

Thank you for all the flowers,<br />

food, cards, visits and phone<br />

calls.<br />

Please accept this as a<br />

personal acknowledgement.<br />

LUDEMANN, Phillip<br />

Andrew (Phill):<br />

18-08-88 -29-06-19<br />

Ian and Jill,Gemma and Josh,<br />

Cameron and Samira Harper,<br />

Sailor, and Matilda and our<br />

extended family wish to<br />

say our sincere gratitude<br />

to our wonderful friends,<br />

neighbours, Phill’s mates,<br />

and our community for all<br />

their love and support tous<br />

on the sad passing of Phill.<br />

Our special thanks to the<br />

Police, <strong>Ashburton</strong> St John,<br />

Hinds Fire Brigade, and The<br />

SouthernRugby Club.<br />

The beautiful cards, lovely<br />

messages, food, baking,<br />

flowers, phone calls, and<br />

visits were appreciated.Thank<br />

you toall who attended his<br />

funeral and gave donations<br />

to TheMayfield St John.<br />

Phill connectedwith so many<br />

people. Thank you for being<br />

partofhis life. We all have our<br />

own wonderful memories of<br />

him to cherish.<br />

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OAKLEY: Beverley Eleanor:<br />

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Passed away twoyearsago.<br />

Loving memories of you<br />

todayand always.<br />

Foreverinour hearts<br />

Always in our thoughts<br />

Your loving family, husband<br />

Murray, sons Allan, Warren,<br />

David and Peter, their wives,<br />

partners and families.<br />

PRICE,Colin:<br />

27/5/1930 -13/3/<strong>2019</strong><br />

Time has slipped by it’s now<br />

half ayear,sincewelaid you<br />

to rest but kept yousonear<br />

The cards and the flowers<br />

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precious memories God bless<br />

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Ourthanks to youfor thelifewe<br />

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The rural community<br />

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hear discussion on the<br />

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Freshwater proposal<br />

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Around 350 people<br />

turned uptothe Hotel<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> to hear government<br />

representatives<br />

­ Ministry for the<br />

Environment’s Martin<br />

Workman and Amanda<br />

Moran, with Ministry<br />

For Primary Industries<br />

Charlotte Denny ­outline<br />

the plan to improve<br />

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land.<br />

It was achancefor the<br />

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The <strong>Ashburton</strong> meeting<br />

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meetings nationwide.<br />

There are also public<br />

consultation meetings<br />

under way but no others<br />

planned for <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

However, there is a<br />

meeting in Timaru on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 19.<br />

Those attending, who<br />

included farmers and<br />

industry representatives,<br />

and many from out of the<br />

district, did not hold back<br />

voicing their concerns.<br />

Questions included the<br />

accuracy of the science<br />

being used, how the one<br />

percent dissolved<br />

inorganic nitrogen level<br />

was unrealistic, how the<br />

regulation would tie in<br />

with the myriad ofother<br />

regulations already in<br />

place, whether economic<br />

modelling had been done<br />

and consideration on the<br />

effects of any regulation<br />

on people, future generations<br />

and their communities<br />

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

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meeting, at the same<br />

venue, Beef+LambNZ,<br />

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to host ameeting<br />

for farmers about the<br />

issue.<br />

$<strong>12</strong>5,000 for water group<br />

The Hekeao Hinds<br />

Water Enhancement<br />

Trust has been given an<br />

urgent $<strong>12</strong>5,000 from the<br />

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

economic development<br />

fund ­but several<br />

councillors were<br />

opposed.<br />

The recommendation<br />

that the grant be made<br />

succeeded thoughonthe<br />

motion of Cr Neil Brown,<br />

backed by CrLeen<br />

Braam.<br />

The enhancement<br />

trust replaced the<br />

Managed Aquifer<br />

Recharge Governance<br />

group whichhas<br />

overseen aseries of<br />

successful trials in which<br />

Will clarification<br />

Free wills are available<br />

through local law firms<br />

(Argyle Welsh Finnigan,<br />

Arrowsmith Law, RMF<br />

Silva, Tavendale & Partners,<br />

White Fox &Jones)<br />

in <strong>September</strong> for those<br />

who leave a bequest to<br />

unused (but consented)<br />

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

stockwater is percolated<br />

into aquifers to reduce<br />

nitrate levels and<br />

replenish underground<br />

supplies.<br />

The enhancement<br />

trust is seeking $950,000<br />

from Shane Jones’<br />

Provincial Growth Fund,<br />

but the application’s<br />

progress was slow.<br />

Project funding from<br />

Environment<br />

Canterbury, which has<br />

supported the water<br />

trial, is linked to the<br />

PGF application and<br />

could not be expended<br />

until the agreement with<br />

PGF is signed.<br />

The enhancement<br />

trust had urgent work<br />

that needed to continue<br />

while the PGF<br />

application was being<br />

decided, and approached<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong>council.<br />

Cr Russell Ellis ­in<br />

one of his last meetings<br />

as his nomination to<br />

stand at the October<br />

election was rejected ­<br />

said he was struggling to<br />

see the economic benefit<br />

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

Foundation.<br />

A story in our last<br />

edition, and based on<br />

information provided,<br />

gave the impression free<br />

wills were available to all.<br />

The confusion is regretted.<br />

of the grant, with the grant<br />

money coming from the<br />

economic development<br />

fund.<br />

Cr Peter Reveleysaid he<br />

was also opposedashehad<br />

not seen abusiness case.<br />

He had not seen anyone<br />

other thanratepayers put<br />

money into the project,<br />

and the council had been<br />

generous with its water­<br />

‘‘it’s damn near filled the<br />

Klondyke pond’’.<br />

But Cr Neil Brown said<br />

the results of the<br />

enhancement trust’s work<br />

would answer Cr Reveley’s<br />

concerns.<br />

The preliminary<br />

business case had<br />

estimated ‘‘the increase in<br />

the community cost of<br />

meeting relevant LWRP<br />

(land and water regional<br />

plan) Plan Change 2<br />

targets without the<br />

anticipated MAR<br />

contribution at $370m a<br />

year’’.<br />

Cr Brown said not<br />

having the MAR<br />

enhancement could cost<br />

the district millions.<br />

‘‘Do we want that? I<br />

don’t think so.’’


Local news at www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>12</strong> <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 11<br />

Club supports projects that<br />

benefit children and families<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

Rotary Club of <strong>Ashburton</strong> is quietly<br />

continuing its focus on backing projects<br />

and initiatives that benefit children, youth<br />

and families in Mid Canterbury.<br />

Much of the support goes under the<br />

radar, but provides valuable reading, learning<br />

and educational support and opportunities.<br />

A project later this year will support<br />

physical activity and will establish an<br />

outdoor gym at the Mid Canterbury Boxing<br />

Academy in Tinwald.<br />

Through boxing, the gym teaches<br />

respect, responsibility, consideration and<br />

kindness in young men and boys.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Rotary Club project committee<br />

spokesman Roger West said the boxing<br />

academy was doing some great work with<br />

young males and supporting that work was<br />

seen as worthwhile.<br />

Rotary members would get hands­on to<br />

set up the gym over the next few months, he<br />

said.<br />

Mr West said Rotary had been involved<br />

with projects supporting children, youth<br />

and families for anumber of years.<br />

It had been abacker for many years of<br />

the Youth Institute of <strong>Ashburton</strong>, which<br />

Roger West<br />

supports programmes providing local<br />

youth with valuable life skills, and had<br />

recently hosted aconcert featuring local<br />

talent and members of the Dame Malvina<br />

Tennis open days ahit<br />

There was agood turnout atthe Love<br />

Tenniseventheld at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Trust<br />

Tennis Centre over the weekend.<br />

All ages and abilities enjoyed court<br />

time atthe tennis showcase day.<br />

Similar events were held at more than<br />

<strong>12</strong>0 clubs around the country to promote<br />

the game and anew season.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Trust Tennis Centre coach<br />

Jack Tiller said the weekend was an<br />

opportunity toopen up the gates and to<br />

showoff thefacility to the wider community.<br />

The centre was very lucky to have 16<br />

high quality, floodlit courts, he said.<br />

The open day was about having fun,<br />

giving the game a go and hopefully<br />

‘‘falling inlove’’ with tennis.<br />

He said six activity stations were set up<br />

for players toenjoy ataste of the game<br />

and to get aracquet in hand.<br />

Jack Tiller said tennis in Mid Canterbury<br />

was in ahealthy position and was<br />

played by all age groups throughout the<br />

season.<br />

The tennis coach, aformer Canterbury<br />

rep player, has already visited and<br />

introduced the game tostudents at most<br />

of theprimary schools in the district since<br />

takinguphis roleacouple of months ago.<br />

On Thursday evenings the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Trust Tennis Centre will once again soon<br />

host a long­running business doubles<br />

competition, which sees 64 doubles<br />

playersoncourt at 6pmand another64on<br />

court at 8pm. There isalso afun doubles<br />

competition starting soon onWednesday<br />

nights and other regular competitions.<br />

Tennis video at ashburtoncourier.co.nz.<br />

Foundation.<br />

Books were given to new babies in the<br />

district and all children starting primary<br />

school here, said Mr West.<br />

The books were from the successful<br />

Bookarama event and were presented<br />

through an initiative set up by former<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Rotary president Alison<br />

Driscoll eight years ago.<br />

He said money given to Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

to administer amanaged fund in the<br />

name of the late Neil Sinclair, aformer<br />

Rotarian, had last year provided extra<br />

reading lessons for 25 youngsters, and<br />

would continue to help those struggling<br />

with reading.<br />

Mr West said reading was recognised as<br />

important by Rotary and that was why 40<br />

boxes of books had been given out each<br />

year for the last two years at the annual<br />

Mid Canterbury Children’s Day event.<br />

The latest gesture from <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Rotary is to support the visit of renowned<br />

neuroscience educator and child development<br />

expert Nathan Wallis to the Event<br />

Centre on October 10.<br />

Roger West said Rotary aimed to<br />

support asimilar big event annually at the<br />

venue.<br />

Dance spectacle<br />

Life Dance Academy<br />

will present the district’s<br />

first inter­schools dance<br />

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<strong>September</strong> 24.<br />

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Ten schools and over<br />

20 teamshave entered<br />

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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

Local newsLocal at www.starnews.co.nz<br />

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News<br />

Issue 30<br />

<strong>12</strong> <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Message From The Principal<br />

Highlights<br />

Last week therewereseveral highlights thatIwish<br />

to acknowledge.<br />

Alumni Donation<br />

The first of these was the donation of two trees,<br />

one lemon and one kowhai, by agroup of former<br />

students. These alumni were from the 3L class of<br />

1970/leaving class of1974, and they donated the<br />

trees to commemorate the passing of staff and former students since<br />

1965.<br />

This gesturewas much appreciated, with the kowhai being placed in the<br />

memorial garden and the lemon tree in the staffroom courtyard.<br />

OpenEvening<br />

Thesecond highlightwas undoubtedly our well-attended Open Evening,<br />

wherewehad over 500 people attending. Imuch appreciate the fact that<br />

our local community has faith in their school and that they are willing to<br />

come along and ask greatquestions.<br />

My thanks to ourstaffand our studenttour guides forgiving of their time<br />

to promote our College. Indications are that 2020 will see one of the<br />

largest Year 9intakes we have had.<br />

Winter Tournament Week<br />

Last week was also Winter Tournament Week and we had nine teams<br />

competing, at venues from Invercargill to Nelson. The weather was<br />

beautiful forthe first twodaysbut sadly winterarrivedonthe Wednesday<br />

and Thursday. As bad luck and timing would have it Iwas driving to<br />

Nelson to watchnetball outdoors on the Thursday. Mr Murphy hasalot<br />

to answer for!<br />

My thanks are given toall the parents, caregivers and staff involved with<br />

our winter sports teams.Without this level of support wecould not offer<br />

the number of sports we do.<br />

Visiting School Rebuilds<br />

During this week myself and Deputy Principal Helen Shore-Taylor are<br />

visiting three schools in the Bay ofPlenty region. These schools have all<br />

hadmajorortotal rebuilds,and all of them have hadextensivecurriculum<br />

reform.<br />

Our brief to the Principals of these schools was very simple. Please be<br />

prepared to tell us whathas been successful and,ifyou had your chance<br />

again, what would you avoid at all costs. Interms of process, the ideas<br />

fromour staff,community, students andvisitstoother schools all provide<br />

input into our Education Brief.<br />

This is considered bythe appointed Architects who then develop the<br />

Master Plan. This Master Plan is due for completion by the end of Term<br />

Two2020. It will outline the location of the buildings and their scope.<br />

Quizco Evening<br />

Tomorrow night isour annual QuizCo evening, which is always very well<br />

attended. Thisisanannualevent organised by our StudentExecutiveand<br />

they always receive generous support from local businesses. The Master<br />

of Ceremonies (MC) for the evening is once again Peter Livingstone who<br />

does agreat job of keeping the evening rolling.<br />

Every year the Student Executive donates the profits from this evening<br />

to alocal cause. This year the YMCA has been chosen, because of their<br />

supportofstudents and various programmes at our College.<br />

We much appreciate the level of supportthe Quizco enjoys.<br />

Kind regards<br />

Ross Preece, Principal<br />

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Annual College Music Evening<br />

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

showcases amazing student talent.<br />

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

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

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Liam Kennedy-Clark-Former Student<br />

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

Musician Liam Kennedy-Clarkistoperform<br />

Another Habit –New Zealand Run<br />

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Memorial Tree Planting<br />

As referred to in the Principal’s Editorial in this newsletter, two trees have<br />

been donated to the College with the Alumni’s purpose being to celebrate,<br />

commemorate and remember the original students and staff from 1965,<br />

who have sincedied. The treesthemselves were donatedbyformer student<br />

Melvin Galletly who said the group was wanting, with the tree planting<br />

ceremony, to have a balance between celebrating the ‘originals’ and<br />

remembranceofthose who arenolonger withthem.<br />

Melvin Galletly isalso the donor, toCollege, ofthe Galletly Family Target<br />

Shooting Trophyfirst awarded in 2016 –totop shooterShania Harrison-Lee.<br />

The trees were planted onTuesday 03<strong>September</strong>, with the South Island<br />

Kowhai being planted in the<br />

College’s Memorial Garden and<br />

the Meyer Lemon Citrus in the<br />

staffroom courtyard. Melvin<br />

mentioned the reservoir of<br />

goodwill amongst Alumni for<br />

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

(Pictured left, leftand right):<br />

Principal Ross Preeceand Sharon<br />

Macintyre (Kermode)fromthe 3L<br />

leaving class of 1974, turning the<br />

soil in the Memorial Garden to<br />

plantthe Kowhai Tree.<br />

Events<br />

ViewsfromCollege’s OpenEvening<br />

Held on Monday 02 <strong>September</strong> over 500 families took the time out to<br />

look at what the College has on offer,with particular emphasis on 2020<br />

incoming Year 9students.<br />

The evening began with presentations by Principal Ross Preece and Head<br />

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

6:15pm, following which families could tour the College with student tour<br />

guides,orchooseaself-tour!<br />

Thirteen displays, often interactive and all with visual exhibits, covered the<br />

subjects of Music,Science, Social Sciences,Digital Technologies,Languages,<br />

Mathematics,English,Physical Education, Art/Drama, Technology,Graphics,<br />

HomeEconomics and Fabrics.<br />

(Pictured above,left): trialing the<br />

viewsthrough themicroscopes.<br />

(Pictured right): Adele Burgess<br />

demonstrates the wonders of static<br />

electricity. She assured us her hair<br />

returned to normal afterwards!<br />

(Pictured from left): Hard<br />

Materials Technology;<br />

Science (belowleft) with<br />

teacher Pete Leeshowing<br />

whatgives fireworkstheir<br />

colours; Art (belowright).<br />

(Pictured right): Howfast can you<br />

go on the treadmill?<br />

In the staffroom families could get<br />

information on what is available<br />

in the BYOD world (Bring Your<br />

Own Device), and staff were<br />

also available to talk about the<br />

‘InnovationClasses’and what these<br />

offer students.<br />

TheCollege Office wasopen<br />

forenrolmentappointments,<br />

enrolmentpacks,and course<br />

selections via SchoolPoint, with<br />

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<strong>12</strong> <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Events<br />

Innovation Projects Displayed<br />

Students from 9Y recently presentedtheir innovation projects to family and<br />

members of the College community.<br />

The project required students to follow abrief and design aspace for the<br />

College new-build.<br />

Students gathered their information from various sources, including the<br />

Ministry of Education Project Manager, Martin Connell; aswell as Year 13<br />

students who talked about their use of learning spaces as senior students.<br />

Students then had to size, cost and outfit their space, and pitch their product<br />

stating howitwould also serve as amulti-use flexible space.<br />

(Pictured above): PrincipalRossPreecetalking to KIMS group about their<br />

shared commonspace, aspacedesigned forthe newbuild.<br />

(Pictured above,lefttoright): Oliver Bubb,Hamish O’Reilly and<br />

BenSheppardstand beside their design of atrampoline park with a<br />

retractable floor,thatalso servesasanindoorcourt.<br />

Junior SkiTrip<br />

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

on Thursday 29August, with the first two groups having taken place on<br />

Tuesday06and Thursday08August.<br />

Teacher with responsibility for this trip, Karen McKenzie, said that the<br />

weatherreportindicatedstrong gale forcewinds andlightsnow.<br />

Fortunately, the forty four students met the departing bus at 6:50am<br />

which meant that the group was the first school group on the mountain,<br />

at 9:00am. Students were quickly sorted into lessons but within thirty<br />

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

winds, reaching 90km anhour atthe top. This meant that all skiers and<br />

snowboarderswererestrictedtothe MagicCarpet.<br />

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

chair to start up,and around lunchtime,the clouds parted, the winds went<br />

away and everyone enjoyedafabulous afternoon in the sun. Thestudents’<br />

skills improved quickly and many could be seen in groups skiing and<br />

snowboardingall over the mountain.<br />

Karen said the students were respectful and enthusiastic, which was<br />

appreciatedbythe staff involved.<br />

(Pictured above,lefttoright):<br />

Snowboards to the fore –<br />

Michael Bradley,Daniel Thompson,<br />

Logan Scammell,Chris Angus,<br />

Mt Hutt Instructor.<br />

(Pictured left, leftto<br />

right):<br />

Matthew Binnie,<br />

Mt Hutt Instructor,<br />

Ruby Gray,<br />

GracePrendergast,<br />

Molly McKenna,<br />

ByronPincott.<br />

(Pictured above, lefttoright):<br />

Kitted out readytotake to the<br />

slopes areAliceHomer,<br />

LauraCameron, Janelle Galos,<br />

Lloyd Tuhao, LauraJensen.<br />

Congratulations<br />

RugbyHanan Shield Team Selection<br />

Selection to the Hanan Shield Girls’<br />

Rugby Team was a fitting finale for<br />

two of <strong>Ashburton</strong> College’s players<br />

from the Ash-Hutt Girls’Rugby Team –<br />

TC Trusler-Clark and Aidan Elvines.<br />

They will join twenty two other team members from arange of South<br />

Canterbury schools – Timaru Girls’ High, Craighead Diocesan, Waitaki<br />

Girls’High Schools and MacKenizie, Opihi and Roncalli Colleges. Coaches<br />

are Mick Geary and Grace Kerridge, with Managers Lynley MacKenzie and<br />

Caro Rhodes.<br />

Programme<br />

TheHanan Squad startwith amini-tournamentwith Otago and Canterbury<br />

Development Teams on Sunday 15<strong>September</strong>, atthe Alpine Stadium<br />

Timaru.<br />

On the following Sunday, 22 <strong>September</strong>, the squad is training at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Showgrounds with Kendra Cocksedge. Kendra isanintegral<br />

member of the Black Ferns, and was awarded WorldRugbyWomen’s Player<br />

of the Year in 2015, and in the same season she was named New Zealand<br />

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

awarded the Kelvin RTremain Memorial Player of the Year.<br />

To conclude, the team will play inthe South Island Under 18Tournament,<br />

which isbeing hosted by Mid Canterbury inMethven from 29<strong>September</strong>-<br />

01 October. Teams in this tournament will bethe Hanan Shield Team,<br />

Tasman,Canterbury, Canterbury Development, Otago and Southland.<br />

Boys’1st XI Football Team: Runners-Up<br />

in Aoraki Competition<br />

During the <strong>2019</strong> season, the <strong>Ashburton</strong> College Boys’1st XI Football Team<br />

took partinthe newAorakiSecondarySchools’competition.<br />

The competition was held during the first five weeks of Term Three and<br />

included eight teams from Oamaru to <strong>Ashburton</strong>. <strong>Ashburton</strong> College got<br />

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

This wasfollowed by a4-1 win the followingweek against Roncalli College<br />

in Timaru.The thirdand final matchofthe pool stage wasagainst Geraldine<br />

High School. <strong>Ashburton</strong> College lost this game 2-0 but due to asuperior<br />

goal difference, finished topofthe pool.<br />

Semi andFinalsPlay<br />

In the semi-final,the boys playedMountainview High School.Good passing<br />

and solid defence resulted in a4-2 win. Geraldine High School also won<br />

their semi-final, resulting in arematch for the final, played inGeraldine on<br />

Wednesday 21 August.<br />

Both teams stepped up significantly from their pool match, resulting ina<br />

very closely contested final. Going in to the final 15 minutes the scores were<br />

tied at 0-0. <strong>Ashburton</strong>College had agoaldisallowedand Geraldine finished<br />

an opportunity, giving them a1-0 win in an exciting finalmatch.<br />

Team members were: Arch Amos, Parker Bradford, Kyle Cabangun,<br />

Isaac Diamond, Dylan Freer, Nick Freer, Bailey Gray, Ben Holland, Kaleb<br />

Leonard, Bradley Phillips,SamuelReilly-Sigel,Quinn Ritchie,RyanRobinson,<br />

Jack Savage,Dom Wilson-Knight, Toby Woolf, Zac Woolf.<br />

Appreciation<br />

Thanks must go to the parents who helped to getthe students to matches<br />

and also toCollege teachers Mike Pearce and Tony Robson for helping to<br />

coach the team.<br />

Co-coach Jono Hay said they hope that this competition continues to run<br />

in coming years as away to have regular competition during the season.<br />

Coming Events<br />

Exclusiveofsportsweekly competition dates.<br />

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

13 Aoraki SecondarySchools’Table Tennis Championships,Timaru<br />

Year 10 Money ManagementMarketDay,Chessboard<br />

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

quiz starts at 7:00pm<br />

14 NZSS Cross CountrySkiingChampionships, Wanaka<br />

Aoraki Mountainbiking,Oamaru<br />

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

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

17 AgricultureAcademy 1Animal Handling,Chertsey<br />

18 AgricultureAcademy 2Animal Handing, Chertsey<br />

Year 9 SMASHED presentation, Auditorium<br />

19 Otago UniversityCourse planning,9:00am<br />

AgricultureAcademy 3Animal Handling,Chertsey<br />

Music Evening,Auditorium, 7:00pm<br />

20 FLAVA Festival,Theatre Royal, Timaru<br />

Year 13 PED Golf Assessment, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Golf Club<br />

20-10 Oct AshCollClassics Tour (Italy and Greece)<br />

21-10 Oct AshCollGerman Tour<br />

23 Canterbury Schools’MatchplayGolf,Christchurch<br />

24 BoardofTrustees Meeting,Menorlue,5:30pm<br />

25 Volunteers’Day,Timaru<br />

UC Course Planning,<strong>12</strong>:25pm<br />

25-11Oct AshColl Japan Tour<br />

26 AgricultureAcademy Year <strong>12</strong> Animal Handling,Chertsey<br />

27 House Waiata Competition, Period 5<br />

27 Final dayofTerm3<br />

28-13 Oct StudentHolidayBreak<br />

College Netball ATeamWinsMid Canterbury<br />

Netball Premier Grade<br />

After avery good home season the <strong>Ashburton</strong> College ANetball team<br />

proved their mettle on Saturday 24August in the Premier Grade Final, to<br />

take this game 34-27 over CelticAuric Electrical A.<br />

This is College’s first Premier Grade title since 2010. Since this success<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College has finished in fourth place at the South Island<br />

SecondarySchools’ NetballTournamentinNelson, which qualifiesthemfor<br />

the prestigious New Zealand SecondarySchools’Netball Tournament which<br />

is held during the second week ofthe October student holiday break. At<br />

thistournamentthe topsixteen teams in New Zealand battle it out fortop<br />

honours.<br />

(Pictured below): Thevictorious team with the trophy.<br />

(Back row, lefttoright): Sue Dudley (Manager), Taylah Burrowes, Faith Scott,<br />

Jasmin Strawbridge,Danielle McArthur,Emma-Louise Stagg,Kaye Kennedy<br />

(Coach), Chelsea Corbett (AssistantCoach).<br />

(Front row, left toright): Poppy Kilworth, Samantha Holden, Grace Adams,<br />

Hayley Tallentire, MiaPearson.<br />

Additional CollegeTeamsuccesses<br />

Additional <strong>Ashburton</strong> College Netball Club teams also achieved excellent<br />

outcomes from their season of competition, as follows:<br />

Senior Grade<br />

Grade winners: <strong>Ashburton</strong>College Year 10A<br />

Runners-up: <strong>Ashburton</strong>College Year 9A<br />

The two teams played each other in the final, with the<br />

10A gaining a36-22 winningmargin.<br />

Senior Reserve Grade<br />

Thirdplace: <strong>Ashburton</strong> College Under 18A Team, following anailbiting23-22<br />

win over KFC United Hot Wings.<br />

Second Grade<br />

Thirdplace:<br />

WinterTournamentWeekResults<br />

At the time ofpreparing this newsletter results weren’t available, but<br />

write-ups and results willbeincluded in the next newsletter.<br />

<strong>2019</strong> End-of-Year Final Days,Prize-Givings,Events<br />

Parents, caregivers, family/whanau, friends and interested community<br />

members aremost welcome at all prize-givings.<br />

October<br />

31 Year 13 final day. Students finish at 1:20pm.<br />

Year 13 Graduation Ceremony, <strong>Ashburton</strong>TrustEvent Centre,<br />

7:30pm.<br />

November<br />

04 Year <strong>12</strong> final day. Students finish at 1:20pm.<br />

Year <strong>12</strong> Prize-Giving,College Auditorium, 7:30pm.<br />

05 Year 11 final day.<br />

Year 11 Prize-Giving,Auditorium, 7:30pm. College Auditorium.<br />

December<br />

08 Leavers’GraduationDinner,Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong>, arrive at 6:30pm,<br />

seatedat7:00pm.<br />

<strong>12</strong> Year 10 Prize-Giving, 1:30pm, CollegeAuditorium, and FinalDay<br />

13 Year 9Prize-Giving,11:00am, CollegeAuditorium, andFinal Day<br />

Term Dates<strong>2019</strong><br />

Term Three<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Year 9B team, afterplaying <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College Under 15A, and gaining a25-20 win.<br />

-Friday27<strong>September</strong><br />

Term Four Monday 14 October -Thursday 31 October (Year 13)<br />

-Monday 04 November (Year <strong>12</strong>)<br />

-Tuesday05November (Year 11)<br />

-Thursday<strong>12</strong>December(Year 10)<br />

-Friday13December(Year 9)


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

HOME &GARDEN<br />

Spring brings sowing opportunities<br />

Vegetables<br />

Take advantage of fine<br />

spring days tosow vegetables.<br />

Frequent hoeing and<br />

loosening of surface soil<br />

helps all crops, letting air<br />

and warmth into the<br />

upper layers ofthe soil.<br />

Use spring cabbages<br />

soon, or they will run to<br />

seed. Cut the largest<br />

heads first. Once ahead<br />

has been cut, the plant<br />

should be removed and<br />

composted, oritwill continue<br />

to draw nutrients<br />

from the soil.<br />

Sow lettuce regularly<br />

from now on, afew at a<br />

time, to keep a regular<br />

supply. The best lettuce<br />

plants are those sown<br />

where they are to mature.<br />

Thin the seedlings so<br />

those left tomature will<br />

produce a highly developed<br />

root system. Liquid<br />

manure helps give good<br />

leaves.<br />

Rhubarb will bestarting<br />

to sprout, but leave<br />

the early stalks tomature<br />

and water the bed well in<br />

dry weather.<br />

Watch any early<br />

potatoes pushing through<br />

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Cover with pea straw or<br />

hoe up soil over them<br />

and, when they become<br />

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Maincrop potatoes can<br />

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Thin autumn­sown<br />

onions and weed the bed<br />

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Flowers<br />

Plant pansies and<br />

violas. Regularly remove<br />

Unless you have aheated glasshouse, or asunny<br />

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sweet peas, asters,<br />

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Dahlias left inthe soil<br />

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lifted and divided for<br />

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of tuberswith afork and,<br />

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remove individual<br />

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has alargepiece of stem<br />

withasturdy growthbud<br />

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stable manure. Add lime,<br />

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m, and replant tubers<br />

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Plants suitable for<br />

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flower (Trollius), Himalayan<br />

blue poppy<br />

(Meconopsis), perennial<br />

phlox, primulas, japonica,<br />

leopard’s bane (Doronicum),<br />

Anemone japonica,<br />

lily of the valley,<br />

Solomon’s seal, hellebores<br />

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Roses should have<br />

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not, this should bedone<br />

as soon as possible or<br />

flowering will belate and<br />

blooms disappointing.<br />

When bulbs grown in<br />

pots for indoor or patio<br />

displays have finished<br />

their flowering, plant<br />

them in acorner of the<br />

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Fruit<br />

Theseason for planting<br />

tomatoes under glass is<br />

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Modern tomatoes<br />

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Determinate<br />

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Indeterminate tomatoes<br />

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the season and include<br />

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varieties.<br />

If buying plants, look<br />

for sturdy specimens<br />

about as tall asthey are<br />

broad and with mid­ to<br />

dark­green leaves.<br />

If tomatoes are grown<br />

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Set plants about one<br />

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

Rural&Lifestyle<br />

Dairy sector on journey to ‘improve,<br />

protect’ waterways, says Tim Mackle<br />

We all have a part to play in<br />

improving our waterways, but a<br />

catchment­by­catchment targeted<br />

approach is better than aone­sizefits<br />

all rule, says DairyNZ chief<br />

executive officer Tim Mackle.<br />

It was part of Dr Mackle’s<br />

response to the Government’s<br />

announcement last week of the<br />

Essential Freshwater Package.<br />

Dr Mackle says healthy and<br />

swimmable waterways are important<br />

to all New Zealanders, including<br />

dairy farmers, who share the<br />

same aspirations to protect<br />

streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands.<br />

The dairy sector and farmers<br />

shared the same vision communities,<br />

Maori and government had to<br />

protect and improve freshwater<br />

resources.<br />

The freshwater package<br />

provides a real opportunity for<br />

everyone to have their say in this<br />

important conversation, he said.<br />

‘‘Weknow we can’tfarm without<br />

healthy water and land, and we<br />

reflect this inour Dairy Tomorrow<br />

sector strategy, and we need to<br />

acknowledge the work that’s<br />

already taken place,’’ said Dr<br />

Mackle.<br />

‘‘Our dairy sector is already on<br />

thejourneytoimprove and protect<br />

waterqualityand our farmers have<br />

been working towards this for<br />

more than adecade.’’<br />

‘‘This policy packagefocuses not<br />

only on dairy but all land use<br />

activities, including sheep and<br />

beef, horticulture and urban<br />

activities, reflecting that we all<br />

have apart to play in improving<br />

our waterways.’’ There were however,<br />

serious concerns the proposed<br />

approach of reducing nitrogen<br />

and phosphorus may not<br />

achieve improved ecosystem<br />

health but could have asignificant<br />

impact on the viability of farm<br />

businesses and rural communities.<br />

‘‘We need to understand this<br />

better and what it means for our<br />

water quality, farmers and for the<br />

country.’’<br />

Eight candidates vie for<br />

place on DairyNZ board<br />

Eightcandidateswillvie for two positions<br />

on DairyNZ’s Board ofDirectors. The<br />

two successful candidates will play akey<br />

role in supporting the governance and<br />

leadership of DairyNZ.<br />

The candidates are: Adrian Ball<br />

(Tirau), Tracy Brown (Matamata),<br />

Conall Buchanan (Paeroa), Elaine Cook<br />

(Hamilton), Simon Couper (Waipu), Stu<br />

Husband (Morrinsville), Hugh LeFleming<br />

(South Canterbury) and Deborah<br />

Rhodes (Collingwood).<br />

A vote will be carried out by levy<br />

paying dairy farmers from <strong>September</strong> 23.<br />

Electionz.com returning officer Anthony<br />

Morton says farmers will have until<br />

October 21 tocast their votes.<br />

‘‘DairyNZ levy payers will receive a<br />

votepack in themail from <strong>September</strong> 23,<br />

so keep aneye out for it, and learn more<br />

about all the candidates before casting<br />

your vote.’’<br />

DairyNZ’s board consists of five<br />

farmer­electeddirectors andthreeboardappointed<br />

directors. This year, directors<br />

Ben Allomes and Elaine Cook are both<br />

retiring byrotation. Mr Allomes is not<br />

standing for re­election.<br />

No nominations were received for the<br />

Directors Remuneration Committee<br />

position, which reviews and recommends<br />

changes todirectors’ payments and other<br />

benefits to directors each year. The<br />

DairyNZ Board will determine how this<br />

vacancy will befilled.<br />

The successful candidates for all positions<br />

will be announced at the DairyNZ<br />

AGM in Hamilton on October 22.<br />

Tim Mackle<br />

He said a catchment­bycatchment<br />

targeted approach was<br />

needed rather than aone­size­fits<br />

all rule.<br />

HortNZ Chief Executive Mike<br />

Fonterra accounts<br />

Fonterra will now report<br />

its full­year resultnolater<br />

than <strong>September</strong> 30 as it<br />

needs more time to complete<br />

its audited financial<br />

statements after significant<br />

write­downs.<br />

The company was previously<br />

slatedtoreport on<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>12</strong>.<br />

It expects to report a<br />

loss of $590­675 million<br />

for the year to July 31,<br />

which is a37­42 cent loss<br />

per share. It also noted<br />

the numbers are subject<br />

to the board reviewing the<br />

full financial statements<br />

and to audit adjustments,<br />

and reflect the values<br />

attributable to equity<br />

holders.<br />

Fonterra and auditor<br />

PwC are ‘‘working constructively’’<br />

through the<br />

normal financial year­end<br />

accounts and auditing<br />

process, itsaid.<br />

‘‘However, due to the<br />

significant accounting<br />

adjustments in FY19, as<br />

set out in the announcement<br />

on <strong>12</strong> August <strong>2019</strong>,<br />

more time is required to<br />

complete the audited financial<br />

statements,’’ it said.<br />

The change inreporting<br />

date is unrelated to<br />

any discussions with the<br />

Financial Markets Authority,<br />

recent speculation<br />

about further material<br />

asset impairments, or<br />

other announcements.<br />

Chapman said the comprehensive<br />

package covered both urban and<br />

rural, and ‘‘hasatfirstglance some<br />

unworkable proposals in it’’.<br />

‘‘However, when you get into<br />

the detail of what isproposed, the<br />

new limitations do have some<br />

flexibility.’’<br />

Beef+LambNZ’s chairman<br />

Andrew Morrison said the Essential<br />

Freshwater proposals were<br />

comprehensive and would take<br />

time to assess.<br />

‘‘We are deeply concerned by<br />

some of the analysis we have seen<br />

­including modellingthatsuggests<br />

68 percent of drystockfarms in the<br />

Waikato/Waipa catchment would<br />

be converted into forestry as a<br />

direct result of the proposed<br />

regulations, while more intensive<br />

land uses largely remain the same.<br />

‘‘These proposals will undermine<br />

the viability of a lowintensity<br />

sector which supports<br />

over 80,000 jobs and generates<br />

exports of $9.1 billion a year. It<br />

risks decimating rural communities,<br />

especially when coupled with<br />

other proposedpoliciessuchasthe<br />

Zero Carbon Bill.<br />

‘‘Ultimately, we are concerned<br />

the sheep and beef sector will bear<br />

a disproportionate impact of the<br />

proposed policies, far outweighing<br />

the environmental impact of our<br />

farming systems,’’ he said.<br />

As a part of the Essential<br />

Freshwater Package, Ministry for<br />

Primary Industries have announced<br />

the ‘Action forHealthyWaterways’<br />

consultation, which has just<br />

gone out for submissions.<br />

In it there are new requirements<br />

to better provide for ecosystem<br />

health (water, fish and plant life),<br />

better protect wetlands and<br />

estuaries, better manage stormwater<br />

and wastewater, and protect<br />

sources of drinking water, control<br />

high­risk farming activities and<br />

limit agricultural intensification<br />

and improve farm management<br />

practices.<br />

Submissions on the consultation<br />

close on October 17, at 5pm.<br />

Methane targets<br />

Methane reduction<br />

targets go well beyond<br />

the science, according to<br />

primary industry<br />

members, who say the<br />

Government is ignoring<br />

its own scientific advice<br />

and is settingapolitical<br />

target for methane<br />

reduction.<br />

Beef+LambNZ,<br />

DairyNZ and Federated<br />

Farmers say advice to<br />

government from<br />

Ministry of Primary<br />

Industries (MPI) officials<br />

shows the proposed<br />

methane reduction<br />

targets were well over<br />

what was needed for New<br />

Zealand to meet its Paris<br />

Agreement<br />

commitments.<br />

They say the level<br />

considered was apolitical<br />

decision madeatCabinet<br />

level.<br />

Beef +Lamb New<br />

Zealand’s (B+LNZ)<br />

chief executive officer<br />

Sam McIvor said MPI’s<br />

official advice validates<br />

arguments being made by<br />

industry members that<br />

methane does not need<br />

to reduce by the amount<br />

proposed by the<br />

Government in the Zero<br />

Carbon Bill in order to<br />

limit warming.<br />

His comments were<br />

echoed by DairyNZ’s<br />

chief executive officer Dr<br />

Tim Mackle.<br />

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Rural&Lifestyle<br />

Light, finally, at end of the tunnel<br />

By Toni Williams<br />

Lynne and Duncan Barr are happy<br />

it’s spring.<br />

There are calves to feed and work<br />

to be done on their dairy farm at<br />

Ealing, in Mid Canterbury.<br />

They say it’s nice to be able to go<br />

about the business of farming again<br />

and be back in control after a<br />

particularly tough, and emotional<br />

year.<br />

It began in late­April 2018 when<br />

they identified potential Mycoplasma<br />

bovis (Mbovis) trace animals<br />

on their Brogdens Road run­off<br />

block at Lowcliffe.<br />

The block was one of three<br />

properties with stock they farmed.<br />

The other two were their home<br />

dairy farm at Old Main South Road,<br />

Ealing, milking around 675 cows, and<br />

alease block on Coldstream Road.<br />

Mbovis was making itself widelyknown<br />

nationwide since being found<br />

in July 2017, and the Barrs had<br />

bought calves in 2017, from afarm<br />

which they found out had tested<br />

Mbovis positive.<br />

They went into voluntary lock<br />

down of their run­off block where the<br />

calves had been kept.<br />

Then came the nationwide call for<br />

‘‘phased eradication of Mbovis from<br />

the national herd’’.<br />

By mid­May they had heard from<br />

Ministry for Primary Industries<br />

(MPI) regarding ‘‘three trace animals<br />

of interest’’ from an Mbovis<br />

positive farm from within Mid Canterbury.<br />

It was adifferent property to<br />

that of initial concern.<br />

It was the start of months of blood<br />

testing and nasal swabs of stock.<br />

The days and months that followed,<br />

Lynne and Duncan were<br />

battered by the process.<br />

On June 25 the Barrs were served<br />

with aNotice of Direction (NOD);<br />

the appointment of an Incident<br />

Control Point (ICP) field staffer did<br />

not help.<br />

The NOD included the Brogdens<br />

Road property (82 hectares), the<br />

dairy farm at Old Main South Road<br />

(171 hectares) and the lease block<br />

(42 hectares).<br />

‘‘The dairy farm was always clear,’’<br />

Duncan says, but the stress of the<br />

unknown put added pressure on<br />

dairy farm staff who were part of the<br />

collateral damage.<br />

Lynne and Duncan Barr are looking forward to the season and being farmers again.<br />

It’s been along, drawn­out period<br />

that has affected them both, but in<br />

different ways.<br />

Dealing with Mbovis<br />

Duncan ­forced to battle bureaucracy<br />

and, at times, what he called<br />

nonsensical madness ­did it the only<br />

way he knew how.<br />

He questioned the process, and he<br />

wrote about it so he could understand<br />

it.<br />

Often he got conflicting messages,<br />

seemingly answered on the fly, without<br />

substance. The frustration consumed<br />

him.<br />

Lynne just kept going, supporting<br />

Duncan, trying to lift his spirit and<br />

keep the home fires burning.<br />

Confusion reigns<br />

It was ‘‘the chopping and changing<br />

of what they want’’ and just turning<br />

up with significantly different plans<br />

to what Iwas informed about,’’ which<br />

irritated Duncan most in the early<br />

days.<br />

And now it’s the length of time to<br />

trace animals to prevent reinfection<br />

happening nationwide and the lack<br />

of communication.<br />

On <strong>September</strong> 7, after months of<br />

testing, the Barrs had their NOD<br />

revoked.<br />

But by October 15, it was reinstated<br />

due to results from round three<br />

testing with ‘‘three animals of interest’’.<br />

Duncan says this was the ‘‘freight<br />

train moment’’. It started to bear<br />

down on him.<br />

And so it continued; further testing.<br />

The culmination of the process<br />

was the culling of 450 young animals<br />

in January this year.<br />

It was done in batches, with some<br />

heading for pet food and the remainder<br />

to Alliance.<br />

The animals were made up of<br />

calves (140), two­year heifers (130)<br />

and beefies (180); in total young<br />

stock worth around half a million<br />

dollars, with an additional compensation<br />

claim for $150,000 of operational<br />

costs such as buying feed,<br />

hiring equipment or making baleage.<br />

Depopulation<br />

On January 16 the ‘‘ first load of<br />

calves gone, bloody distressing seeing<br />

a year’s genetics go to dog food,’’<br />

Duncan wrote.<br />

By January 30 the final lot of<br />

planned calves were sent for slaughter<br />

to pet food.<br />

The remainder were due to go to<br />

Alliance, but there was aminimum<br />

weight requirement.<br />

It was the first he’d heard of it,<br />

three days out from depopulation.<br />

‘‘My ICP had been at the weigh<br />

session and seen the weights of all<br />

these animals...why was this issue not<br />

raised earlier?’’<br />

‘‘A major issue with this delay is<br />

actually emotional distress, you go<br />

through all this rigmarole (testing,<br />

tagging, setting the farm up for no<br />

stock) and just when you think you<br />

are there MPI drop something else<br />

on you!’’<br />

The delay caused flow­on effects<br />

with an additional two weeks of<br />

grazing costs and adelay in getting<br />

the land ready for sale.<br />

‘‘Again just simple open communication<br />

and all this could have been<br />

avoided.’’<br />

Two weeks later, they were finally<br />

gone; some to Alliance others to pet<br />

food.<br />

Counselling conundrum<br />

The cull was the final straw for<br />

Duncan.<br />

‘‘That’s what really did my head<br />

in.’’<br />

The ‘‘mental anguish‘‘ right up to<br />

depopulation with ‘‘your brain going<br />

all day and all night, (receiving) no<br />

information’’.<br />

‘‘Nothing has changed in <strong>12</strong><br />

months...mental anguish is still going<br />

on,’’ he says.<br />

He took up the offer of three<br />

counselling sessions.<br />

‘‘I wanted to know my thought<br />

processes were clear.’’<br />

MPI will continue to pay for<br />

sessions after the initial three, but<br />

want to know who is accessing them,<br />

Duncan says.<br />

He questions the ethics of this and,<br />

by withholding payments to counsellors,<br />

believes the counsellors have<br />

become collateral damage too.<br />

Support on hand<br />

At the beginning support for<br />

farmers like the Barrs, was nonexistent.<br />

But Rural Support Trust (RST)<br />

Mid Canterbury knew farmers in the<br />

district were suffering.<br />

In late August, Angela Cushnie<br />

made contact. She had been<br />

appointed as RST Mid Canterbury<br />

welfare co­ordinator for Mbovis<br />

response.<br />

When she arrived, Duncan says his<br />

‘‘hackles’’ were already up dealing<br />

with ministry staff who did not<br />

understand farming.<br />

She was the first person to let them<br />

know ‘‘we were not the only ones<br />

with the problem’’.<br />

It was like aweight was lifted, and<br />

one of the reasons Duncan, along<br />

with Angela and fellow South Canterbury<br />

RST’s Sarah Barr (no<br />

relation) and others, set up the<br />

Mbovis Affected Farmers Facebook<br />

page.<br />

‘‘I put myself out there for it to<br />

help my own case but also the<br />

systemic failure.’’<br />

Soldiering on<br />

Lynne was especially grateful for<br />

the support of those from RST Mid<br />

Canterbury who organised aMbovis<br />

support network event, just for<br />

farming women.<br />

It was aday off the farm, talking to<br />

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

Intermediate the only local team<br />

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

School players had the<br />

weight of Mid Canterbury<br />

on their shoulders at<br />

the annual South Island<br />

school’s chess tournament<br />

last week, in what<br />

may be the final event<br />

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

The team, made up of<br />

Hector Diamante, Steven<br />

Harris, Donnie Ross and<br />

Caleb Sluys, were the<br />

only team from the district<br />

in the event, held at<br />

their school hall.<br />

Tournament coordinator<br />

Ken Pow said<br />

the number of entries<br />

and results were on par<br />

with previous years but<br />

there were plans to<br />

change the tournament<br />

location.<br />

‘‘It is likely to be the<br />

last time in 10 years that<br />

the South Islands will be<br />

held in <strong>Ashburton</strong>, with a<br />

move afoot to host the<br />

tournament in alternating<br />

years in Dunedin and<br />

Christchurch,’’ he said.<br />

However the decision<br />

would be made after consultation<br />

with the schools<br />

and NZ Chess.<br />

Mr Pow said the competition,<br />

across the three<br />

age sections, saw some<br />

quality play from seasoned<br />

chess players.<br />

‘‘In convincing fashion,<br />

Otago Boys High School<br />

(OBHS) repeated their<br />

success of 2018 (in the<br />

secondary section). Only<br />

Stockwater supply approved<br />

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

approved the allocation<br />

of 79litres/second of<br />

stockwater to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Lyndhurst Irrigation<br />

from within the council’s<br />

existing water supply<br />

agreement with Rangitata<br />

Diversion Race<br />

Management Ltd. The<br />

council got arequest in<br />

April from ALIL to<br />

access some stockwater<br />

for use by its shareholders.<br />

It was understood that<br />

ALIL’s supply agreements<br />

with Rangitata<br />

Diversion Race Management<br />

Ltd did not<br />

explicitly cover stockwater<br />

and it wanted to<br />

Logan Park was able to<br />

foot it with them, drawing<br />

their encounter.<br />

‘‘Burnside was the top<br />

qualifier from the Canterbury<br />

region, but the<br />

difference in quality was<br />

on display when OBHS<br />

took out a clean sweep<br />

victory over them,’’ he<br />

formalise the supply<br />

arrangement.<br />

As part of its work<br />

under its Surface Water<br />

Strategy, council intends<br />

to trial supplying stockwater<br />

through irrigation<br />

scheme infrastructure.<br />

In simple terms, ALIL<br />

was requesting that council<br />

formally makes available<br />

a quantity of water<br />

from its agreement with<br />

RDML.<br />

Given the volumes<br />

involved, it would make<br />

little operational difference<br />

to RDML orALIL,<br />

but would render all parties<br />

compliant.<br />

The motion was moved<br />

by Cr Peter Reveley.<br />

said.<br />

The intermediate section,<br />

featuring the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

team, was ‘‘an<br />

extremely tight grade’’.<br />

Although the Year 8<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> pupils were<br />

unable to place, it was a<br />

close battle at the top<br />

toward the end.<br />

‘‘Going in to the penultimate<br />

round the final<br />

positions were in fact<br />

reversed, but astunning<br />

win by Cobham over<br />

Cathedral Grammar in<br />

the final round saw them<br />

leapfrog into first place.<br />

‘‘Balmacewen was the<br />

defending champion and<br />

only adisappointing last<br />

round result prevented<br />

them from repeating<br />

their success.’’<br />

In the primary section<br />

teams from St Marks,<br />

Waimari, St Theresa’s<br />

and Ladbrooks competed<br />

in adouble round robin.<br />

‘‘A close battle ensued<br />

between the two top<br />

teams, with St Theresa’s,<br />

who had travelled the<br />

furthest to get to the<br />

tournament, coming out<br />

on top.’’<br />

Their team also contained<br />

the only two girls<br />

competing across all<br />

grades, he said.<br />

All the teams had<br />

qualified at earlier<br />

regional age group<br />

tournaments to be at the<br />

South Island event. The<br />

top teams were also using<br />

this tournament as afinal<br />

practice before nationals<br />

event, in the North Island<br />

later this month.<br />

The results were<br />

secondary ­Otago Boys<br />

High School (HS), Dunedin<br />

(41pts), Logan Park<br />

HS, Dunedin (32 pts) and<br />

Burnside HS, Christchurch<br />

(30pts); intermediate<br />

­Cobham Intermediate,<br />

Christchurch<br />

(48pts), Balmacewen<br />

Intermediate, Dunedin<br />

(44pts) and Cathedral<br />

Grammar, Christchurch<br />

(40pts); and primary ­<br />

St Theresa’s School,<br />

Invercargill (45pts), Waimairi<br />

School, Christchurch<br />

(41pts) and St<br />

Mark’s School, Christchurch<br />

(30pts).<br />

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

Intermediate School<br />

pupil Steven Harris,<br />

competing in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

at his second South<br />

Island school’s Chess<br />

Championship tournament.<br />

Blooms out for judging<br />

Adrienne Hodson,<br />

Nancy Christey and Valmai<br />

Mitchell place<br />

blooms out for judging<br />

at the Netherby Women’s<br />

Institute (WI)<br />

annual Home Industries<br />

Show this week.<br />

The ladies were<br />

among some of the 29<br />

members of the Netherby<br />

WI keen to showcase<br />

their skills, and<br />

compete against other<br />

members, in floral, baking,<br />

knitting, crochet<br />

and craft competitions.<br />

They were later<br />

joined by other WI<br />

members from around<br />

the district, with skiffle<br />

board entertainment,<br />

raffles and afternoon<br />

tea.<br />

President Denise<br />

Clark said many of the<br />

items were in set<br />

categories but there<br />

were also acouple which<br />

included a‘‘fire and ice<br />

theme’’ which may<br />

prove inspirational for<br />

the Netherby WI’s entry<br />

at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> A&P<br />

Show later in the year.<br />

Fire and Ice is the<br />

Mid CanterburyFederation<br />

of WI’s show bay<br />

theme.<br />

She was impressed<br />

with the calibre of floral<br />

entries in the competition,<br />

despite the district<br />

having coolerweather in<br />

the past few days.<br />

Cultural diversity lunch<br />

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

School pupils have celebrated<br />

the cultural diversity<br />

of their school with many<br />

wearing traditional, and<br />

some non­traditional, cultural<br />

clothing to express<br />

their individuality or culture<br />

over activities and a<br />

shared lunch.<br />

Among the cultures<br />

represented was dress from<br />

countries such as Pacific<br />

Islands, South Africa, Sri<br />

Lanka, India, Solomon<br />

Islands and Polish communities<br />

but also associations<br />

with All Blacks, cubs<br />

and brownies, sporting<br />

organisations and popular<br />

character Spider Man.<br />

And dishes included ethnic<br />

curries, sushi, rice cakes,<br />

rice balls, fairy breads,<br />

crisps, lamingtons and<br />

cheese rolls.<br />

English for Speakers of<br />

other Language (ESOL)<br />

co­ordinator Jan Church<br />

said the school’s diverse<br />

range of pupils identified<br />

from countries around the<br />

world, including Filipino,<br />

Pasifika ethnicities, China,<br />

India, South Africa, South<br />

America, Egypt and<br />

Europe.<br />

‘‘It is our school’s<br />

responsibility to reflect and<br />

celebrate this growing<br />

diversity within the learning<br />

environment,’’ she said.<br />

‘‘Research shows that<br />

having a secure sense of<br />

identity is pivotal to student<br />

engagement, participation<br />

and achievement.’’<br />

Cultural Day at the<br />

school was a chance for<br />

pupils, and their families, to<br />

share their expertise, which<br />

included cultural dress and<br />

ethnic dishes.<br />

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

Borough School teacher<br />

John Hooper wearing his<br />

‘‘Kiwi’’ attire for Cultural<br />

Day, with Year 8pupils Ela<br />

Marilla (Philippines), Ezechiel<br />

Paese (Pacific Islands),<br />

Doreen Awaikera (Solomon<br />

Islands) and front, Year 3<br />

pupils Sanuthi Watagedara<br />

(Sri Lanka), Mia Czerski<br />

(Polish), Andrew Fifita<br />

(Tongan) and Jay Thacker<br />

(India).


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Citizens sworn in<br />

Forty people from ahost<br />

of countrieswere sworn<br />

in as New Zealand<br />

citizens at acolourful<br />

ceremony at the<br />

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Sworn in wereKaren<br />

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And we’re making sure<br />

people in our regions can<br />

access radiation treatment,<br />

by funding twelve new Linear<br />

Accelerator machines<br />

including the first ones in<br />

Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki and<br />

Northland for the first time.<br />

Together, these changes<br />

will mean better cancer care<br />

for you and your family,<br />

ensuring you can get the<br />

care you need, when and<br />

where you need it. They’re<br />

part of the wider work we’re<br />

doing to rebuild our health<br />

system, fix our rundown<br />

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

Council CEO Hamish Riach comments<br />

Visit any business around<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District or<br />

even look around your own<br />

workplace and you’ll likely<br />

discover that there is no<br />

shortage of diversity around<br />

our local workforce. No<br />

matter the industry or profession,<br />

our district attracts<br />

people from all walks of life<br />

to live and work here. A<br />

new video series developed<br />

through the Welcoming<br />

Communities programme is<br />

now exploring how this<br />

diversity is actively celebrated<br />

tohelp newcomers<br />

feel respected and welcome<br />

in their place of employment,<br />

entitled Welcoming<br />

Workplaces.<br />

Businesses that make<br />

newcomers feel welcome<br />

are likely to enjoy better<br />

staff morale, increased<br />

retention and stronger business<br />

development. It’s a<br />

positive outcome for both<br />

new members of our community<br />

and local employers,<br />

which in turn supports our<br />

strong economy.<br />

The purpose of the video<br />

series is to promote the<br />

significant contribution<br />

skilled migrants make to<br />

our district. The videos<br />

shine alight on the ways<br />

businesses are implementing<br />

systems that raise their<br />

staff up and ensure everyone<br />

feels supported, connected<br />

and respected –no<br />

matter from what part of<br />

New Zealand or the world<br />

they may have come from.<br />

As we increasingly welcome<br />

more and more<br />

newcomers to our region, a<br />

number of local businesses<br />

are happy to share how they<br />

are already thriving on<br />

diversity and how their<br />

workplace is culturally<br />

vibrant and invigorated.<br />

It’s great to see the<br />

proactive steps people are<br />

taking to ensure their workforce<br />

is reaching its true<br />

potential, and how these<br />

steps could be implemented<br />

in other workplaces.<br />

Two businesses that have<br />

featured in the videos thus<br />

far are Subway <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

and Rakaia Island Ltd.<br />

Although vastly different in<br />

the product or service they<br />

provide, and operating in<br />

two very different fields<br />

(hospitality and primary<br />

industries), both businesses<br />

exemplify many of the same<br />

values around their workplace.<br />

For example, there is a<br />

commitment to seeking out<br />

ways that bring workers<br />

togetherfor social activities;<br />

ensuring people are not<br />

made to feel differentorleft<br />

out; assisting newcomers to<br />

settle in; and recognising<br />

when they need support –<br />

whether that be accessing<br />

services orovercoming language<br />

barriers.<br />

Iencourage you to watch<br />

these Welcoming Workplace<br />

champions and consider<br />

how your place of<br />

work could benefit from<br />

introducing meaningful<br />

activities that encourage<br />

everyone to feel part of the<br />

team and truly supported.<br />

The videos are available<br />

to watch on the Welcoming<br />

Communities –<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

DistrictFacebook page and<br />

on the Council’s YouTube<br />

channel.<br />

New episodes for the<br />

series are being released<br />

each fortnight.<br />

hospitals and make it easier<br />

for people to access care,<br />

throughinitiatives like cheaper<br />

GP visits and bowel<br />

cancer screening.<br />

Modernising our<br />

approach to cancer care<br />

and improving survival rates<br />

is along­termchallenge, but<br />

we’re making good progress.<br />

Jacinda Ardern is leading<br />

our team, delivering the<br />

change New Zealanders are<br />

calling for. After nine years<br />

of neglect too many social<br />

issues were ignored and<br />

now we are paying the<br />

price. Getting things back<br />

on track is going to take<br />

time, but we’re making a<br />

good start.<br />

Cancer is our greatest<br />

killer, with about 10,000<br />

deaths each year. That<br />

won’t be solved overnight.<br />

But this plan will deliver<br />

earlier detection, and better<br />

treatment. It will save lives.<br />

It is all part of our plan to<br />

make sure every New Zealander<br />

can have access to a<br />

world­class health system.<br />

We’d like your feedback on<br />

our action plan. Please take<br />

the opportunity to tell us<br />

your thoughts here: https:/<br />

/consult.health.govt.nz/<br />

cancer­services/canceraction­plan/<br />

13, 14 &15SEPTEMBER<br />

SOUTHERN TRUST EVENTSCENTRE,TIMARU


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Candidate signs slashed<br />

Exactly aweek after two<br />

of his election signs were<br />

stolen, one of Selwyn<br />

Price’s replacement<br />

signs has been vandalised<br />

(right) in a more<br />

sinister attack.<br />

This time the sign, on<br />

a fence on Belt Road,<br />

has been attacked by<br />

someone wielding a<br />

knife, with the slashes<br />

concentrated around the<br />

eyes, nose and mouth of<br />

his photograph.<br />

‘‘While it may have<br />

been predictable to have<br />

had moustaches added<br />

to election signs while<br />

they are up, this kind of<br />

vandalism has a much<br />

more sinister feel toit,<br />

Mr Price, acandidate for<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Ward,<br />

said.<br />

‘‘I guess it goes with<br />

the territory, when you<br />

are prepared to speak up<br />

on contentious issues in<br />

the community, but<br />

there are other ways of<br />

making a counterpoint<br />

to the views Irepresent.<br />

I said when my signs<br />

were stolen a week<br />

previous, this is not how<br />

we run political campaigns<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong>,’’<br />

Mr Price said. ‘‘The symbolism<br />

of this attack<br />

MP offers scholarship again<br />

Applications for an<br />

annual scholarship<br />

aimed atyoung people<br />

interested in studying<br />

STEM subjects<br />

(science, technology,<br />

engineering or mathematics)<br />

are now open,<br />

says Rangitata MP<br />

Andrew Falloon.<br />

‘‘Nearly every day I<br />

hear from employers<br />

the difficulty infinding<br />

locals with specialised<br />

training in STEM subjects.<br />

Rather than<br />

spending hundreds of<br />

millions on simply<br />

creating more university<br />

graduates, we should<br />

be focused on giving<br />

more support to those<br />

undertaking the training<br />

our region needs.<br />

‘‘Over the last twelve<br />

monthsI’ve been selling<br />

raffle tickets at local<br />

A&P Shows in <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

Winchester, Mayfieldand<br />

Methven. That<br />

fundraising effort has<br />

brought in nearly $900,<br />

and I’ve contributed to<br />

increase the total value<br />

of the scholarship to<br />

$1500.<br />

‘‘The Andrew Falloon<br />

MP STEM<br />

scholarship is open to<br />

students who are studying<br />

or have previously<br />

studied at secondary<br />

school level in the<br />

Rangitata electorate,<br />

which includes Timaru,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, Temuka<br />

and Methven.<br />

‘‘Last year the<br />

scholarship was<br />

awarded to Diana<br />

Barbu, then aYear 13<br />

student at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College,’’ Mr Falloon<br />

says.<br />

Applicants should<br />

supply a500 word essay<br />

on the topic ‘‘How<br />

Science, Technology,<br />

Engineering or Mathematics<br />

can help New<br />

leaves anasty taste.’’<br />

He said he hoped that<br />

other candidates’ signs<br />

had not suffered asimilar<br />

fate.<br />

Zealand overcome a<br />

challenge’’ and provide<br />

a one­page CV and<br />

details of intended<br />

course of study.<br />

It is open to any<br />

student (or a person<br />

going into tertiary study<br />

in the following year)<br />

who has studied or<br />

studying at secondary<br />

school level in the<br />

Rangitata electorate<br />

(includes secondary<br />

schools in Timaru, <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

Temuka and<br />

Methven).<br />

The $1500 scholarship<br />

can be used for any<br />

purpose.<br />

Fish &Game halts prosecution<br />

Club news<br />

Central South Island<br />

Fish and Game Council<br />

(CSIFGC) has agreed<br />

not tocontinue aprosecution<br />

against Environment<br />

Canterbury<br />

(ECan).<br />

The case involved<br />

instream works undertaken<br />

by ECan in an<br />

11­kilometre section of<br />

Bowyers Stream, near<br />

Staveley, in April and<br />

May 2017.<br />

Bowyers Stream is an<br />

important trout and salmon<br />

spawning tributary<br />

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

CSIFGC considers the<br />

state ofthe salmon fishery<br />

throughout the Canterbury<br />

Region is at a<br />

critical level.<br />

Any activities undertaken<br />

inwaterways that<br />

could adversely affect<br />

sports fisheries populations<br />

are taken seriously<br />

byCSIFGC.<br />

ECan had been<br />

charged by CSIFGC<br />

under the Conservation<br />

Act1987,whichspecifies<br />

that it is an offence to<br />

"disturb or damage the<br />

spawning ground of any<br />

freshwater fish, namely<br />

trout and salmon."<br />

ECan, without admitting<br />

to the charge,<br />

acknowledges that what<br />

it considered to be emergency<br />

works undertaken<br />

in April and May 2017<br />

had the potential todisturb<br />

or damage the<br />

spawning grounds of<br />

trout and salmon and<br />

that it failed to notify<br />

CSIFGC before commencing<br />

these works.<br />

CSIFGC’s chief<br />

executive, Jay Graybill,<br />

says: "In the two and a<br />

half years since the<br />

Bowyers Stream works,<br />

ECan has improved its<br />

systems and its liaison<br />

with CSIFGC.<br />

It is CSIFGC’s expectation<br />

that incidents such<br />

as this will not happen in<br />

the future."<br />

Under the settlement,<br />

ECan will negotiate in<br />

good faith with CSIFGC<br />

to develop acommunication<br />

protocol about<br />

instream river works<br />

under ECan’s code of<br />

practice. This work has<br />

already commenced.<br />

ECan Chief Executive,<br />

Bill Bayfield, says:<br />

"Environment Canterbury<br />

has learned important lessons<br />

from this case, and I<br />

am pleased we have been<br />

able toresolve this matter.’’<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Writers’<br />

Group<br />

President Julie welcomed<br />

all present at<br />

the <strong>September</strong> meeting<br />

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

Writers’ Group.<br />

Rae read aquotation<br />

–<br />

“Read a thousand<br />

books and your words<br />

will flow like ariver”.<br />

The Assignment for<br />

the meeting was “Outside<br />

the Window”.<br />

Members wrote of rose<br />

compost, pharmacy,<br />

life goes on, magpies,<br />

spring flowers, lifeless<br />

souls and life force.<br />

The instant exercise<br />

was to write in a<br />

humorous way, about<br />

someone being fired<br />

from ajob. The topics<br />

written about were bucket,<br />

photo copier, hilarious<br />

story lines,<br />

dutch courage, pillow<br />

talk and afternoon tea<br />

break.<br />

The meeting<br />

concluded at 2.45pm<br />

with the serving of afternoon<br />

tea, and agrammar<br />

exercise. It was too easy!<br />

The October assignment<br />

is “I Had aDream”.<br />

Visitors are welcome,<br />

contact Rae on 3088927.<br />

2198285


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Acknowledge your tiredness<br />

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‘‘If you dofeel tired and have things on the next day orhave to<br />

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

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youfeelcomfortable.’’<br />

Focus on tasks,but put safetyfirst<br />

‘‘If I’mstruggling alittle bit from a<br />

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‘‘It’s no different when you have<br />

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‘‘That said, you have to listen to<br />

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enough then take abreak or park work and see if you can revisit it<br />

the next day, safetyalwayscomes first.’’<br />

Sam’stoptips forgetting sleep<br />

• Switching off at night helps me sleep. Idothis by doing things<br />

like writing alist of everything Ineed to do the next day on a<br />

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• tucking into agood book can also help leave the daybehind.<br />

• take aquick powernap/break<br />

• take ahot showerbeforebed<br />

• stayinthe moment/stayfocused<br />

• avoid coffee, alcohol and screens beforebed<br />

• get regular exercise and eathealthyfood<br />

• workwith your partner and supporteach other to take abreak<br />

• acknowledge to yourself and others when you’re tired.<br />

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

SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER<br />

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3Charlesworth Dve, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:45-11:15am 4 2 2 AHB22484<br />

4Shearer Place, Methven 11:00-11:30am 4 2 2 AHB22399<br />

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36 William Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00-11:30am 3 1 1 AHB22535<br />

19 Chapman Street, Methven 11:00-11:30am 4 2 2 AHB22382<br />

39 Brucefield Avenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00-11:30am 3 1 2 AHB22518<br />

50 Eton Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:15-11:45am 3 1 1 AHB22508<br />

<strong>12</strong>2 Elizabeth Ave, Rakaia 11:30-<strong>12</strong>:00pm 3 2 2 AHB22305<br />

9Queens Drive, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:30-<strong>12</strong>:00pm 4 2 3 AHB22<strong>12</strong>8<br />

10E Primrose Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:30-<strong>12</strong>:00pm 4 2 2 AHB22461<br />

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>12</strong> <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 35<br />

41.5ha dairysupport, cropping or livestockfinishing<br />

41.5ha handy to <strong>Ashburton</strong>, could be managed in conjunction<br />

with parttime employment<br />

• 16.6 Hectares of pasture sown in last 18 Months<br />

• Near new 2bay workshop plusa2baycalf rearing shed,and 4bay hayshed<br />

• 4bedroom brick home with 2bathrooms<br />

• Cattle yardsand goodshelter<br />

• 15kmto<strong>Ashburton</strong> and 7kmtoHinds.<br />

Divided into 11 paddocks from 3to5hectares with access predominately via acentral lane.<br />

Fencingismainly netting with one electricwire.<br />

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

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Alog firefor heating.School bus at gate for<strong>Ashburton</strong> College,<strong>Ashburton</strong> Intermediate and Hinds Primary.<br />

Abus serviceisalso offered from Hinds forthe Geraldine High School.<br />

Established gardens and lawn. Shelter beltstrimmed within last <strong>12</strong> months<br />

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Rural transport<br />

service mooted<br />

Acommunity rural van<br />

service is proposed for<br />

Mid Canterbury.<br />

Mayor Donna Favel<br />

raised the issue at the<br />

final meet in this term of<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> council’s<br />

Service Delivery Committee,<br />

saying the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

district was one<br />

of the few not accessing<br />

funds for community<br />

vehicles.<br />

Cr Liz McMillan,<br />

chair of Safer <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

said that as part of a<br />

review the organisation<br />

was asked to look at<br />

public transport.<br />

She had met officials<br />

from Environment Canterbury<br />

on how to start<br />

up acommunity vehicle<br />

trust.<br />

One of the first steps<br />

would be aSurvey Monkey<br />

(online survey) to<br />

assess need.<br />

Single call to get<br />

medical services<br />

Canterbury Clinical<br />

Network is reminding<br />

the community that<br />

there are many health<br />

services working<br />

together across <strong>Ashburton</strong>toensure<br />

you’re able<br />

to access health advice<br />

24/7 and they can all be<br />

reached by making a<br />

single call to your general<br />

practice or any<br />

medical practice, any<br />

time of day or night.<br />

Mid Canterbury GP<br />

Dr Sue Fowlie says that<br />

making your general<br />

practice your first port<br />

of call can save valuable<br />

time andcan ensureyou<br />

get the right care from<br />

the right service as soon<br />

as possible.<br />

Even when the practice<br />

is closed you can<br />

speak with ateam that<br />

includes registered nurses,<br />

paramedics and<br />

health advisers.<br />

The teamwill provide<br />

health advice, including<br />

information about what<br />

to do and where to go if<br />

you need urgent care.<br />

If you are advised to<br />

seek care from the<br />

Acute Assessment Unit<br />

(AAU) at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital, anursewill let<br />

the unit know that you<br />

are onyour way.<br />

The eight­bed AAU<br />

provides 24­hour medical<br />

assistance for urgent<br />

accidents, injuries or<br />

medical concerns.<br />

In the event of an<br />

emergency, and if you<br />

are having chest pains,<br />

breathing difficulties or<br />

you’ve been seriously<br />

injured, call 111 and ask<br />

for anambulance.<br />

TheStJohnemergency<br />

call handler will assess if<br />

an ambulance needs to be<br />

sent or whether another<br />

course ofaction ismore<br />

appropriate.<br />

For example, they may<br />

advise you to make your<br />

own way to the AAU at<br />

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

if that is the case, St<br />

John’s clinical control<br />

centre will alert AAU to<br />

your arrival.<br />

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

Services manager Bernice<br />

Marra said while anyone<br />

could comedirectly to the<br />

AAU without areferral,<br />

‘‘you’ll be treated according<br />

toyour level ofneed<br />

and if your care is best<br />

provided by a general<br />

practiceteam, you maybe<br />

referred to one.’’<br />

Harvard’s special place<br />

This former RNZAF<br />

Harvard has a special<br />

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

Aviation Museum.<br />

It was, with the exception<br />

of a Bofors gun<br />

donated by Burnett’s<br />

Motors, the first exhibit.<br />

The museum was formed<br />

in 1974, and in 1978,<br />

learned that the air force<br />

was putting its Harvards<br />

up for tender. The <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Aviation Museum<br />

put in abid of $2500 and<br />

was told on May 25 that,<br />

subject to payment in a<br />

month, it owned one.<br />

The museum then had<br />

$153.14 in the bank. But<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> rallied and<br />

raised the money. The<br />

Harvard was towed along<br />

Cr McMillan said<br />

there were several<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>­Christchurchservices,<br />

and aservice<br />

to take patients to<br />

health appointments in<br />

Christchurch, but what<br />

was missing was transport<br />

towns such as<br />

Methven and Rakaia to<br />

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

Atrust could be formed<br />

­ it would take<br />

about ayear ­and ECan<br />

would support the process.<br />

ECan and NZTA<br />

were prepared to put<br />

$10,000 in to get the<br />

process started.<br />

Cr McMillan said a<br />

community vehicle trust<br />

in North Canterbury<br />

had five or six mini­vans.<br />

‘‘Our view is that we<br />

could help, say, people<br />

from Rakaia to get to<br />

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

State Highway One to a<br />

shed.<br />

That acquisition gave<br />

impetus to afundraising<br />

campaign for a hangar.<br />

In 1982 the museum<br />

team decided to put the<br />

‘‘It’s not abus service.<br />

It’s amin­van.’’<br />

She said it might run<br />

on a set day, with a<br />

minimum charge.<br />

Volunteer drivers<br />

would be used and it was<br />

possible to set up targeted<br />

rate areas tohelp<br />

pay for it.<br />

The first step was a<br />

survey to assess<br />

demand.<br />

Mrs Favel thanked Cr<br />

McMillan for picking up<br />

the issue through Safer<br />

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

[A community vehicle<br />

trust runs in Geraldine.<br />

It has five mini­vans, a<br />

car and a covered<br />

trailer. It offers a day<br />

taxi service within the<br />

village at $4 atrip each<br />

way, bus hire, and a<br />

regular Geraldine­<br />

Timaru service. It uses<br />

volunteer drivers.]<br />

museum at the airport and<br />

construction of the hangar<br />

began in 1984. It now has a<br />

super hangar and nearly 30<br />

aircraft and is regarded as<br />

one of the best in the<br />

country.<br />

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8. Post (4)<br />

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10. Bucket (4)<br />

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27. Present (4)<br />

DOWN<br />

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3. Area (6)<br />

4. Dog (6)<br />

5. Desist (4)<br />

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<strong>12</strong>. Widespread (9)<br />

13. Mark (4)<br />

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17. Capital city (6)<br />

18. Permit (6)<br />

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23. Stingy (4)<br />

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7 1 2<br />

1 9 7 4<br />

7 6<br />

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6 1 4 2<br />

7 2 9<br />

1 6 3 8<br />

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Howto<br />

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6 4 2 9 3 8 1 5 7<br />

8 5 9 7 1 4 6 3 2<br />

3 7 1 8 2 6 9 4 5<br />

2 6 4 5 9 7 3 1 8<br />

5 9 8 3 4 1 2 7 6<br />

4 3 6 2 8 5 7 9 1<br />

9 2 5 1 7 3 8 6 4<br />

1 8 7 4 6 9 5 2 3<br />

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Across -7,Foot-and-mouth. 8, Stanza. 9, Caller. 10,<br />

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WIN ENTERTAINMENT<br />

acakefor your<br />

special person with<br />

Main South Rd, Tinwald. Phone 308 5774<br />

Birthdays this week<br />

TaeKamate,13th <strong>September</strong>,aged 3<br />

Bess Mitchell-Skilling,15th <strong>September</strong>,aged 39<br />

Maia Boon, 16th <strong>September</strong>,aged 6<br />

Mitchell Price, 16th <strong>September</strong>,aged 25<br />

George Waddell,16th <strong>September</strong>,aged 5<br />

Philippa Bennett,17th <strong>September</strong><br />

HunterHormann, 17th <strong>September</strong>,aged 9<br />

Jack Cunliffe, 18th <strong>September</strong>,aged 95<br />

Amelia Kinvig,18th <strong>September</strong>,aged 21<br />

Lucy Williams,18th <strong>September</strong>,aged <strong>12</strong><br />

RubyWilliams,18th <strong>September</strong>,aged <strong>12</strong><br />

Karlyn Lewthwaite, 19th <strong>September</strong><br />

Congratulations to last weeks winner!<br />

Tanika Arps<br />

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

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

Bakery, Tinwald or <strong>Ashburton</strong>’sThe <strong>Courier</strong>,199 Burnett St.<br />

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

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

ONLYONE ENTRYWILL BE SUBMITTED<br />

INTOTHE DRAW PER NOMINEE<br />

For Sale<br />

Licensed under REAA 2008<br />

Being in business<br />

and not advertising<br />

is likewaving in the<br />

dark....<br />

....you know you’re therebut<br />

no-one else does!<br />

Don’t be leftinthe dark,<br />

The<strong>Courier</strong> Newspaper has the<br />

key to your event, productor<br />

business advertising.<br />

Phone Jann or Roselle on (03) 308 7664<br />

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

PROPERTIES FOR SALE<br />

Rakaia | <strong>12</strong>5 Johnston Road<br />

4.8 Hectares<br />

More Land More Value. Very comfortable 4bedroom,1.5<br />

bathroom homewithopen-plan living. Modernised kitchenand<br />

main bathroom. Sheltered outdoorentertainingareaplusutility<br />

room attached to home. Good shed with workroom,workshop<br />

andvehicle storage. 2-bay hayshed with lean to. Excellent mature<br />

shelter forall paddocks.| Property ID RX2037060<br />

Price $675,000<br />

Contact John Davison 027 436 4464<br />

2172896<br />

TWILIGHT SHABBY CHIC<br />

and Collectables Market. St<br />

Patricks School Hall Cameron<br />

Street, Waimate Saturday<br />

21st <strong>September</strong><br />

4.30pm-830pm<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Have youhad your photo<br />

taken by our reporters?<br />

Order aPhotoToday!<br />

¼Page*<br />

$5<br />

*approx 6x4<br />

A5<br />

$7.50<br />

A4<br />

$15<br />

Ph: 308 7664<br />

199 Burnett St, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2172890<br />

FOR LEASE<br />

RENT ME!<br />

Ideal as an extra<br />

bedroomoroffice.<br />

Fully insulatedand<br />

double glazed forwarmth.<br />

Threeconvenientsizes:<br />

Standard3.6m x2.4m,<br />

Large 4.2m x2.4m<br />

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

Visit our displaycabin<br />

418WestStreet or call fora<br />

free brochure.<br />

www.justcabins.co.nz<br />

2186028<br />

THE COURT<br />

THEATRE<br />

“The Pink Hammer”<br />

21st <strong>September</strong><br />

@2pm<br />

GreatComedy<br />

SILVER FERNS<br />

vAUSTRALIA<br />

13th October<br />

0800 58 78 22<br />

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

Self storage, variety<br />

of sizes. Phone Rainbow<br />

Storage 03 307 0401.<br />

STORAGE: Secure self storage<br />

units available long or<br />

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

Storage Facilities. Contact<br />

us on 0274 36 26 36 or<br />

www.ashburtonstoragefacilities.co.nz<br />

SECURE waterproof storage<br />

available. Capacity from<br />

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

$25 per week. Inspection<br />

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

Storage 03 308 3086.<br />

2172797<br />

@4pm<br />

2204707<br />

Forbookings phone<br />

BeckleyCoachlines<br />

308 7646<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

URGENT CARE CLINIC<br />

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS<br />

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

Forall othermedical assistanceoutside of normal<br />

hours pleasephoneyour generalpracticeteam, 24/7,<br />

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou<br />

free healthadvice on whattodoorwheretogoifyou<br />

needurgentcare.<br />

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

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

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

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.<br />

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

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

Saturday14th <strong>September</strong><br />

is Sealy Street Medical Practice,SealyStreet.<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 <strong>12</strong><strong>12</strong>.<br />

Sunday15th <strong>September</strong> is MooreStreetMedical<br />

Centre,MooreStreet.<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 3066.<br />

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

weekend and public holidays please telephone<br />

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105<br />

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

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

the answer phone.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,<br />

East Street will be open on<br />

Saturdaymorning from 9.00am until 1.00pm<br />

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

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

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open<br />

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

morning from 9.30am to <strong>12</strong>.30pm.<br />

Closed Public Holidays<br />

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice<br />

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116<br />

Broughttoyouby<br />

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

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

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

PANELBEATING and spray<br />

painting of cars, trucks,<br />

CARS FOR SALE<br />

2004 Honda Inspire for sale,<br />

excellent condition<br />

buses, horse floats & 96,000kms, $6,500. Phone<br />

motorhomes, caravans, Andrew 307 2273.<br />

trailers, farm machinery, jet<br />

boats. Light engineering MAZDA 1982 B1600 flat<br />

and aluminium welding. steel deck truck. Very tidy<br />

Bus &Truck Bodyworks, 17 condition, registered and<br />

Range Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>. W.O.F. $2,500 o.n.o. Can<br />

Phone 307 0378.<br />

be seen at 4Tucker Street<br />

or phone 027 693 7003.<br />

WINDSCREENS -N.Z. Auto<br />

Glass, any car, anytime,<br />

anywhere. 24 hour emergency<br />

service. Phone Wilson’s<br />

Windscreens 03 308<br />

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

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

WANTED TO RENT<br />

MATURE lady urgently<br />

requires 1 to 2 bedroom<br />

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

Must have garage, small<br />

section, central location.<br />

Phone 307 0190, leave<br />

message.<br />

CARAVANS &TRAILERS<br />

FOR SALE trailer 6x4, wire<br />

cage, good condition<br />

$550.00. Phone 308 9101.<br />

TO LET<br />

TWO bedroom front flat,<br />

renovated &close to town.<br />

Phone 027 259 6175. To<br />

let, two bedroom flat, Park<br />

Street, town end. Phone<br />

021 109 7806.<br />

PHOTOGRAPHS<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Have youseenaphoto publishedyou<br />

likeorhad your photo taken by<br />

our reporters?<br />

OrderaPhoto Today!<br />

¼Page*<br />

$5<br />

*approx 6x4<br />

A5<br />

$7.50<br />

A4<br />

$15<br />

Ph:308 7664<br />

199Burnett St<br />

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

LOOKING to earn extra<br />

money, even while you’re<br />

out walking? Delivery<br />

people required. Phone<br />

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

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

CARS WANTED<br />

CARS<br />

CARS<br />

WANTED!<br />

WANTED!<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

DEADOR<br />

ALIVE!<br />

getcash now!<br />

getcashnow!<br />

Damaged, Mechanical, Deregistered,<br />

Crashed, No WOF–NO PROBLEM<br />

Minimum of $100for most cars,<br />

$500 formost vans, utes, trucks,4WDs*<br />

*Conditionsapply.<br />

Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813<br />

Seasonal Department<br />

Team Leader<br />

Mitre 10MEGA <strong>Ashburton</strong> has avacancy for<br />

a sales person to lead their busy seasonal<br />

department. This is a very interesting<br />

department with variety selling Outdoor<br />

Furniture, BBQ’s and camping equipment in<br />

the summer and heating in the winter.<br />

This is afull time position (40 hours) with a<br />

Tuesday–Saturdayroster.<br />

Successful applicants will need the following<br />

attributes:<br />

• Excellentcustomer serviceskills<br />

• Bephysically fit and able to lift<br />

• Great organisational skills<br />

• Team leader experience<br />

If youthink youhave the necessaryskills<br />

forthis position, please email your CV and<br />

coveringletter to<br />

HR.<strong>Ashburton</strong>@mitre10.co.nz<br />

Applicationsclose on<br />

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

SCAMMELL<br />

PAINTING &DECORATING LTD<br />

APPRENTICE &QUALIFIED PAINTER<br />

Theteam at Scammell Painting &Decorating are<br />

looking foranapprentice(trainingwill be given)<br />

andaqualifiedpainter.<br />

If youworkwell in ateamenvironment,haveagood<br />

eyefor detail and have pride in the qualityofwork<br />

produced, thenwewouldlike to hear from you.<br />

We offer excellentworking conditions andawide<br />

varietyofwork.<br />

Apply to office@scammellpainting.co.nz<br />

DELIVERYPEOPLE<br />

wanted<br />

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

everyThursdayafternoon in the<br />

Hampstead/Netherby area.<br />

Phone Leonie on<br />

308 7664 or email<br />

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

2203442<br />

2203672<br />

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SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Mower Operator/<br />

Gardener<br />

We areseeking afit andactive team player whoiscapable of working alone<br />

when required,and has relevant industryexperience.<br />

Afull, clean driver’s licenceisessential, with additional licences advantageous.<br />

Due to the safety sensitive nature ofthis role, pre-employment drug and<br />

alcoholtesting applies.<br />

To find out more about this vacancy<br />

and what the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council has to offer you, go to our<br />

website.<br />

Applications close<br />

Sunday,15<strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers<br />

Full-timeLifeguard<br />

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

aquatic area is maintained to ahighstandard.Withateamofdedicated lifeguards<br />

and poolstaffweofferaprofessionalandfun environment. Youmust be prepared<br />

to work earlymornings, nights and weekends in accordance with ourroster.<br />

To findout moreabout thesevacancies andwhat the <strong>Ashburton</strong>District<br />

Council has to offer you -gotoour website.<br />

Applications close on Sunday,22<strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers<br />

Full-timeFencer/<br />

TractorDriver<br />

Snowdon Station, RakaiaGorge, Canterbury<br />

Snowdon Stationisafamily-ownedand operated 2100ha<br />

11,000SU Sheep &Beef operationbased in thebeautiful<br />

Rakaia Gorge, CanterburyHighCountryarea. We requirea<br />

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

all aspectsoftractor-driving,agriculturalimplementsand<br />

fencing.Generalstationworkand stock work maybe required<br />

at times.Nodogsrequired forthe job.Alsoworkinvolved<br />

with thetourism accommodationattimes maybe required.<br />

Would suit acouple/family,with a3-bedroomhouse<br />

available. Local primaryschool only 10min busride away<br />

and High School1hour by bus.Great family-orientatedteam<br />

and fantastic close-knit community.Anoutdoorenthusiast’s<br />

paradise, withskifields, golf courses,boating andfishing all<br />

on the doorstep.<br />

Please send résumé and 2referencesto<br />

snowdon.station@xtra.co.nz<br />

2203328-<strong>12</strong>/9-b<br />

HOME SERVICES<br />

ROOF COATINGS: All roof<br />

types, specializing in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep<br />

roofs not a problem. —<br />

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.<br />

TRAVEL<br />

ENJOY your day out on our<br />

regular coach outings;<br />

includes lunch, interest<br />

visits, home pick-ups within<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> town area. John<br />

&Kathleen Lawler, Rakaia.<br />

03 302 7328.<br />

TRIP to the country. 22nd<br />

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

9.30am. Includes Hororata<br />

district, Lake Coleridge with<br />

lunch at the Golf Course<br />

Cafe. For bookings phone<br />

308 7646, Beckley Coachlines.<br />

SPACE available for next<br />

weeks <strong>Courier</strong> -bequick!<br />

Talk to us about your advertising<br />

requirements. Phone<br />

308 7664 or call into our<br />

office at 199 Burnett Street,<br />

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

forall your<br />

residential and commercial<br />

SCAFFOLDING<br />

Phone MartyKnight0276 731 135 anytime<br />

Guess Who’sMoving?<br />

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

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

130 MooreStreet<br />

Same Friendly, Efficient Service<br />

Proudly Locally Owned and Operated<br />

130 MooreStreet,<br />

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

033087739<br />

0277365818<br />

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com<br />

ALTERATIONS, mending<br />

and trouser hemming, curtain<br />

alterations and curtain<br />

making. Call Michelle on<br />

027 352 7248.<br />

BUILDING and property<br />

solutions. For your complete<br />

alteration or renovation.<br />

We project manage<br />

the whole process. Home<br />

and small commercial.<br />

Qualified tradesmen.<br />

Phone Kiwi Building &<br />

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308<br />

4798, 027 207 1478 or<br />

Cawte 027 418 7955.<br />

CARPET 2You -For all your<br />

flooring needs. Supplier<br />

and installer of carpet and<br />

tiles, re-stretch &repair and<br />

carpet cleaning. Phone<br />

Mike Gill on 027 491 4210.<br />

CARPET cleaning -Powerful<br />

equipment & fast drying.<br />

Upholstery, mats and rugs.<br />

Experienced owner/operator.<br />

Phone John Cameron<br />

at Supersucker, 027 435<br />

1042 or 308 1677.<br />

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,<br />

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

surrounding districts, $60<br />

per chimney. Phone<br />

Rodney on 03 324 2999<br />

and leave amessage.<br />

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning<br />

Service -same day service<br />

and repairs. Charlie can<br />

supply new blinds and<br />

tracks, will hang drapes.<br />

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020<br />

4169 0342.<br />

CHIMNEY sweep, gutter and<br />

downpipe cleaning and<br />

repairs. Phone 03 394 6166<br />

or 027 209 5026, ask for<br />

Allan. AA Performance<br />

Services.<br />

2116876<br />

2202017<br />

2178739<br />

COMPUTER problems? For<br />

prompt reliable computer<br />

servicing and laser engraving<br />

contact Kelvin, KJB<br />

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot<br />

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

308 8989. SuperGold discount<br />

card accepted.<br />

COMPUTER repairs, sales,<br />

training, setup -wireless -<br />

networks, spyware cleanup.<br />

On-site day or evening.<br />

LOW FEES. Call Robin<br />

Johnstone, Networks<br />

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308<br />

1440 or 027 768 4058.<br />

CONCRETE pavers direct to<br />

you - Best prices, many<br />

sizes, textures and colours<br />

- Paveco, 13 Robinson<br />

Street, Industrial Estate.<br />

CONCRETE Services -<br />

Driveways, paths, patios,<br />

mowing edging. Decorative<br />

Concrete specialist 30<br />

years servicing Canterbury.<br />

Free quotes. No job too big<br />

or small. Phone Paul 021<br />

152 1966.<br />

DENTURES; Dr Peter<br />

Rumping repairs existing<br />

dentures and also provides<br />

new dentures. Phone 027<br />

220 9997.<br />

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

Engravers &Etching are on<br />

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

PLUMBING,<br />

New location, 130<br />

Moore Street. Same<br />

friendly face, same great<br />

service. Phone 027 736<br />

5818.<br />

FURNITURE removals -For<br />

all your household removal<br />

needs call Nudges Furniture<br />

Removals, phone 027<br />

224 0609.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

Manufacturers &Installers of:<br />

•Continuous Spouting -Fascia•DownPipes<br />

ENQUIRE ABOUT<br />

LEAF AND<br />

SNOWGUARD<br />

ALPS<br />

Ben Ananais Brian<br />

PAINTER &<br />

DECORATOR<br />

Forall your painng<br />

anddecorang<br />

requirements,<br />

including<br />

waterblasng.<br />

45 years experience<br />

Phone<br />

027 936 2452<br />

New or existing,<br />

level 4finish, full skim<br />

plaster or repairs<br />

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

Ben Kruger<br />

021 808 739 or 308 4380<br />

CONTINUOUS SPOUTING<br />

2205219<br />

INTERIOR<br />

PLASTERING<br />

The Finishing Company<br />

03 307 8870 2131559<br />

ENGRAVING; 311 Engravers<br />

for fast, friendly and<br />

professional service. Cups,<br />

trophies, jewellery,<br />

plaques, special awards.<br />

Call/text Trudy on 022 600<br />

7144. Check us out on<br />

Facebook.<br />

FLY control and spider<br />

proofing. For all domestic<br />

and industrial pest control<br />

needs phone AJ Kerr at<br />

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

03 308 8147 or 027 432<br />

5447.<br />

GARDENING, mowing,<br />

pruning ... For all your<br />

professional gardening<br />

needs call Andrew at<br />

Spruce Gardens 027 765<br />

2899 or 03 307 1693.<br />

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz<br />

HYDRAULICS; Martin<br />

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic<br />

hose repair service 24/7.<br />

Stockists of Aero Quip<br />

hoses &fittings, Commercial<br />

hydraulics, Dynacool,<br />

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

Walvoil. Call Justin on 308<br />

9778.<br />

LEGAL work -Phone Peter<br />

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

house sales, purchases<br />

and refinances. Will call at<br />

home evenings for wills,<br />

enduring powers of<br />

attorney. Phone 308 0327.<br />

Allworkmanship guaranteed<br />

Danny<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

PAINTING wallpapering,<br />

plastering - No job too<br />

small. Interior, exterior.<br />

Professional, prompt, competitive<br />

service. Phone<br />

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

on 021 878 794 or<br />

307 7289.<br />

PLUMBER: Repair or<br />

replace. Taps, shower<br />

mixers, hot water cylinders,<br />

basins, tubs, toilets, vanity<br />

units, leaking pipes. Call<br />

Pete Young, experienced<br />

plumber 027 280 0889 /<br />

307 7582.<br />

drainlaying,<br />

blocked drains. Phone<br />

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing<br />

on 027 555 5575 or 308<br />

<strong>12</strong>48 (Master Plumbers &<br />

Drainlayers).<br />

SEWING alterations - anything<br />

considered, reasonable<br />

rates. Smoke and pet<br />

free home. Retired wedding<br />

seamstress. Phone Judith<br />

308 3084, Allenton.<br />

Kurtis<br />

232 BoundaryRoad, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

www.alpscontinuousspouting.co.nz<br />

E; benkruger@xtra.co.nz<br />

2116609<br />

FORALL YOUR<br />

•LawnMowing<br />

•Pruning<br />

•Garden Maintenance<br />

•Gutter Cleaning<br />

•Rubbish Removal<br />

Call us TODAY<br />

foraFREE quote<br />

2200202<br />

Ph 08004546 546<br />

(0800 4jimjim)<br />

ROOF COATINGS All roof<br />

types, specialising in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, sleep<br />

roofs not aproblem. Member<br />

Master Painter &Roofing<br />

Association NZ<br />

Spraymaster 0274337780<br />

SUN Control Window Tinting:<br />

Privacy, UV, glare, heat<br />

control for homes -offices -<br />

and cars. Phone Craig<br />

Rogers 307 6347, member<br />

of Master Tinters NZ.<br />

TILING - For all your tiling<br />

requirements including kitchen<br />

splash backs, flooring<br />

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

call Kevin on 027 496 8314.<br />

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

block, glare, heat control,<br />

safety, security, privacy,<br />

frosting films, solar protective<br />

window films. Free<br />

quotes, 20 years local service.<br />

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