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World champion blade shearer Allan<br />

Oldfield battled the heat ­and sheep<br />

with broken wool ­inLeDorat,<br />

France, to become the best in the<br />

world.<br />

It was pretty tough, too, when he<br />

came home to Geraldine ­everyone<br />

wanted to shake his hand and buy<br />

him adrink.<br />

Mr Oldfield and team­mate Tony<br />

Dobbs, of Fairlie, with whom he won<br />

the team title, were cheered as they<br />

strode on to Geraldine’s Village<br />

Green on Sunday.<br />

Mr Oldfield won the individual<br />

and team world blade shearing titles.<br />

Waiting in Geraldine were six<br />

sheep, an expectant crowd, and<br />

proud mum Jo Dolan on the<br />

microphone.<br />

Also in the crowd were Allan’s<br />

grandfathers, Pat Dolan of Temuka<br />

and former South Canterbury<br />

identity Harry Oldfield, who now<br />

lives in Taupo.<br />

Mr Oldfield, taught to shear by his<br />

father Phil, won the individual and<br />

team world blade shearing<br />

championships in France in July.<br />

He took atitle that has been held<br />

by South African shearers since 1992.<br />

Both shearers spoke briefly before<br />

getting on to amobile shearing<br />

platform and doing what the crowd<br />

had come to see ­experts cutting the<br />

fleece off sheep.<br />

Mr Oldfield was first, working<br />

quietly in the <strong>October</strong> sun.<br />

He said the Kiwi shearers in<br />

Allan Oldfield in action<br />

France soon learned the going was<br />

going to be tough as the Texel ewes<br />

had just lambed, meaning the wool<br />

would be ‘‘broken’’, or had abreak in<br />

growth.<br />

‘‘There were 53 blade shearers in<br />

the all­nations and after the heats it<br />

was down to 12 for the semi finals.<br />

‘‘Luckily Imade it through in fifth<br />

position but unfortunately Tony and<br />

my father (Phil) missed the cut at<br />

13th and 17th respectively. Irealised<br />

Ihad some serious work ahead of me<br />

to get around these sheep.’’<br />

Fairlie ace Tony Dobbs<br />

Mr Oldfield said he wasn’t<br />

completely happy with the way he<br />

shore in the first round of the final ­<br />

but it was enough to put him on top<br />

of the leader board.<br />

He had four sheep in the semis ­<br />

and it gave him achance to test his<br />

speed.<br />

He qualified second behind a<br />

South African shearer.<br />

Heat and nervousness meant he<br />

did not get alot of sleep before the<br />

Sunday finals.<br />

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Health models in action<br />

Donors who contributed<br />

to the Rural Health Academic<br />

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

(RHACA), based at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital, got an<br />

exclusive simulation<br />

demonstration in the<br />

facility this week.<br />

RHACA partners<br />

from Canterbury DHB,<br />

University of Otago,<br />

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

Community Foundation,<br />

Mackenzie Charitable<br />

Foundation and individual<br />

donors got see the<br />

centre’s medical simulation<br />

models in use for the<br />

first time.<br />

The introduction of<br />

RHACA at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital was first<br />

announced by Advance<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> in 2016.<br />

The project budget<br />

was $450k over three<br />

years and together with<br />

other individual donations,<br />

has enabled the<br />

purchase of three simulation<br />

models.<br />

Initially an adult and<br />

child were installed, and<br />

we are now pleased to<br />

announce the third<br />

‘‘baby’’ simulation model<br />

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

‘‘Without donations<br />

and support from our<br />

project partners and<br />

Ace shearers get warm welcome in Geraldine<br />

From Page 1<br />

In the individual final<br />

shearers had three Texel<br />

ewes and three Suffolk<br />

lambs to shear.<br />

‘‘I chose to shear the<br />

worst of my Texels first<br />

and didn’t do the best<br />

job on her but asIgot<br />

into my second sheep,<br />

which was better, I got<br />

into a rhythm and<br />

started to build mypace.<br />

‘‘I waspushing so hard<br />

that I could feel my<br />

focus felt like aphysical<br />

tension, like it was a<br />

muscle pushing me forward.<br />

‘‘I had my father in my<br />

pen cheering me on,<br />

which really helped as I<br />

got to thehalf way point.<br />

‘‘Bythe timeIfinished<br />

my third sheep I had<br />

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other generous individuals,<br />

we wouldn’t have<br />

been able to establish<br />

this training facility,<br />

which will enable the<br />

rural health workforce to<br />

deliver best practice<br />

care,’’ manager of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Health Services,<br />

Bernice Marra says.<br />

‘‘We are thrilled to<br />

offer this opportunity for<br />

our partners and donors<br />

to see the simulation<br />

models being used for<br />

Allan Oldfield and grandfathers pat Dolan, left, and Harry Oldfield.<br />

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over the field. I could<br />

occasionally hear the<br />

commentators mention<br />

when shearers went for<br />

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surge of adrenaline as I<br />

realised what had just<br />

happened.’’<br />

He said it was great to<br />

rural health training,’’<br />

Bernice says.<br />

‘‘The simulation<br />

models (we call them ‘the<br />

Sims’), allow clinical staff<br />

and rural health medical<br />

practitioners to practise<br />

real­life scenarios in a<br />

safe environment where<br />

they can familiarise<br />

themselves with clinical<br />

procedures long before<br />

they apply those skills to<br />

real patients,’’ she says.<br />

The open day simulation<br />

involved a trauma<br />

situation with aperson in<br />

amotorcycle accident. A<br />

team of nurses and doctors<br />

managed the lifethreatening<br />

injuries as if<br />

they were caring for a<br />

patient in the acute<br />

assessment unit of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital.<br />

RHACA’s purpose is<br />

not just simulation training<br />

but also research and<br />

teaching. Eighteen other<br />

RHACA research projects<br />

are also under way<br />

and others will be added in<br />

time.<br />

‘‘We are confident the<br />

RHACA will encourage<br />

young medical professionals<br />

who train here to<br />

return after they obtain<br />

their qualifications,’’<br />

Bernice says.<br />

Photo: Dr Alex Feberwee<br />

and Dr Steve Withington<br />

check ‘‘vital signs’’ on<br />

the model.<br />

look up to see his father<br />

in the pen.<br />

Mr Oldfield said he<br />

was given a gift from<br />

French President<br />

Emmanuel Macron<br />

‘‘which was ahuge surprise’’.<br />

‘‘I think myfather was<br />

more delighted than<br />

anyone, which Ithink is<br />

fair as he hasspentyears<br />

coaching me.’’<br />

He willdefend histitle<br />

in Scotland in 2022.<br />

As Mr Dobbs shore,<br />

the crowd cheered, and<br />

Mr Oldfield, world<br />

champion, gave a commentary,<br />

saying Mr<br />

Dobbs was a master<br />

shearer. Mr Oldfield<br />

had been shearing in the<br />

Falklands before heading<br />

back to Geraldine.


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>10</strong> <strong>October</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 3<br />

Fuel facility planned<br />

for key intersection<br />

McKeown Group is<br />

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

council for resource<br />

consent to build and<br />

operate a fuel facility<br />

with associated landscaping<br />

and signage on<br />

the high profile site on<br />

the cornerofRacecourse<br />

Road and State Highway<br />

1.<br />

The proposed fuel<br />

facility will provide 91<br />

Unleaded, Premium 95<br />

Unleaded, and Diesel<br />

fuel, as well as GoClear<br />

diesel exhaust fluid.<br />

The forecourt will feature<br />

three pump islands<br />

allowing six dispenser<br />

locations and the fuel<br />

facilities will be located<br />

under a5.77m high canopy.<br />

A motorhome dump<br />

station, to be connected<br />

to the council’s reticulated<br />

wastewater system,<br />

is also proposed on the<br />

northern side ofthe fuel<br />

facility.<br />

The proposal involves<br />

one access to Racecourse<br />

Road and two accesses to<br />

State Highway 1, all twoway.<br />

The applicant says the<br />

proposal is expected to<br />

trade at the same or<br />

similar levels to the<br />

McKeown site in Portsmouth<br />

Drive, Dunedin at<br />

around 9 million litres<br />

per year in sales.<br />

The Portsmouth Drive<br />

site carries around<br />

11,500 vehicles per day,a<br />

similar volume to what<br />

occurs on State Highway<br />

1in<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

The proposed fuel<br />

facility is a commercial<br />

activity in a residential<br />

zone.<br />

It will not comply with<br />

zone standard hours of<br />

operation because it will<br />

be open 24 hours, 7days<br />

aweek.<br />

There are also issues<br />

with sight distances and<br />

proposed signs at the<br />

site.<br />

A resource consent<br />

was granted in 2017 for a<br />

non­complying activity to<br />

occupy the site.<br />

The approved activity<br />

was for two businesses; a<br />

tractor and farm machinery<br />

sales and services<br />

business (JJ Ltd) to be<br />

located in the southern<br />

corner of the site, and a<br />

rural­related sales and<br />

service facility.<br />

The proposed fuel<br />

facility will replace the JJ<br />

Ltd building, but the<br />

rural merchandiser and<br />

services outletisstill proposed<br />

to be constructed<br />

on the site. Submissions<br />

on the application close<br />

at 5pm on <strong>October</strong> 17.<br />

More information at<br />

the ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

website.<br />

Heifer’s antics inspire story<br />

Mid Canterbury dairy<br />

grazier Christine Taylor<br />

has used the antics of a<br />

mischievous heifer ­No.<br />

<strong>10</strong>2 ­ as the basis of a<br />

children’s story, and copies<br />

are going around the<br />

world.<br />

Mrs Taylor said she<br />

and husband Graeme<br />

were hands­on farmers<br />

on their dairy grazing<br />

property at Ruapuna,<br />

and the antics of <strong>10</strong>2<br />

seemed like ‘‘the perfect<br />

opportunity for achildren’s<br />

story book’’.<br />

It is her first book ­but<br />

another may follow.<br />

Mrs Taylor said she<br />

created the book for<br />

grandchildren, and No.1<br />

grandchild said the book<br />

should bepublished.<br />

It has been and ‘‘she is<br />

so proud’’.<br />

She said she had fun<br />

putting it together, and<br />

was really enjoying the<br />

marketing.<br />

Her book, Where is<br />

<strong>10</strong>2?, is available at<br />

Paper Plus in <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

Hornby and<br />

Oamaru, in book shops<br />

and cafes in Geraldine,<br />

Staveley, Tekapo and<br />

Twizel. It is now also in<br />

the Waikato.<br />

Copies have been sent<br />

to Scotland, Ireland,<br />

China, Denmark ­ and<br />

‘‘it’s only been on the<br />

market for two weeks’’.<br />

She said thatasachild<br />

growing up there were<br />

always places to hide,<br />

explore and characterbuilding<br />

lessons to learn.<br />

‘‘I enjoyed sharing<br />

that with our children<br />

and now our grandchildren.<br />

I believe children<br />

don’t need expensive<br />

toys tohave fun and<br />

that only boring people<br />

get bored.<br />

‘‘Daily chores on the<br />

farm can always be mixed<br />

up with abit of fun and<br />

adventure, especially<br />

when the grandchildren<br />

are around.<br />

‘‘Imagination and<br />

mischievousness have possibly<br />

been the driver of the<br />

children’s story book.<br />

‘‘The mischievous<br />

heifer <strong>10</strong>2 seemed like the<br />

perfect opportunity for a<br />

children’s story book,’’<br />

Mrs Taylor said.<br />

The book uses photos<br />

taken on the farm.<br />

Photo: Mrs Taylor on<br />

the farm.<br />

Mayfield St John seeking<br />

more volunteers for unit<br />

Mayfield St John is<br />

looking for more<br />

volunteers to join its<br />

team.<br />

The township has a<br />

fully operational<br />

ambulance and needs<br />

volunteers to ensure<br />

the 24/7 ambulance<br />

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An information<br />

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THIS WEEK’SSPECIALS<br />

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

Let’s applaud the steady growth of the district’s small towns<br />

We need toapplaud the<br />

rise and rise of the small<br />

towns of Mid Canterbury.<br />

If we compared, say,<br />

the Methven of today to<br />

the Methven of 20 years<br />

ago, much has changed.<br />

The same istrue, too,<br />

of Mt Somers and Hinds<br />

and Rakaia and, to a<br />

lesser extend, Mayfield,<br />

though Chertsey, Fairton<br />

and Hakatere are<br />

little changed.<br />

Danger Close<br />

Reviewed by Rowena Hart<br />

bookings ph 307 1230<br />

www.regentcinema.co.nz<br />

Advertising thatworks!<br />

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

Rail tracks replaced<br />

KiwiRail is replacing the<br />

rail tracksatthe Chertsey<br />

Rail crossing, with work<br />

starting this Friday.<br />

There will beatwo­lane<br />

temporary road built.<br />

The day long Battle of Long Tan took place in<br />

August 1966 during the Vietnam War.<br />

Awar that history shows governments on both<br />

sides of the Tasman seem to prefer to forget.<br />

Which you certainly will not after seeing this<br />

movie!<br />

Not just for the way the fire fights are shown,<br />

but forthe bravery of the <strong>10</strong>5 young and mostly<br />

inexperienced Australian soldiers together with<br />

that ofthe three Kiwi artillery observers as they<br />

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green isacredit to<br />

all involved.<br />

Mt Somers is benefiting<br />

from the upswing in<br />

the number of visitors<br />

who seek out the joys of<br />

the Hakatere Conservation<br />

Park, or who fish in<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lakes, or<br />

cycle or wander in the<br />

(largely) unspoiled vastness<br />

that opens up<br />

beyond Hakatere Corner.<br />

That corner, too, is<br />

transformed, with an<br />

information centre and<br />

other displays, and the<br />

existing buildings ­ the<br />

stone cottage, the cookhouse,<br />

the singlemen’s<br />

quarters ­ have been<br />

transformed.<br />

Yet more work is<br />

planned.<br />

Methven is growing<br />

by the day, and its proximity<br />

to Christchurch,<br />

possibly more than <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

ishelping that,<br />

with new homes going<br />

up around its business<br />

area.<br />

Mt Hutt is the major<br />

winter drawcard, but<br />

Methven has much to<br />

offer at all times.<br />

There has been considerable<br />

growth, too, at<br />

Rakaia, with new homes<br />

and businesses.<br />

We would be remiss<br />

not tomention its walkway<br />

and associated garden<br />

area behind the<br />

village.<br />

There are many<br />

processing plants<br />

nearby, not least Synlait<br />

near Dunsandel.<br />

There are new businesses<br />

atHinds, and it<br />

too has grown.<br />

Its domain has as<br />

many facilities as any,<br />

Inner Wheel members<br />

sew dresses for India<br />

Members of <strong>Ashburton</strong> Inner<br />

Wheel have used their sewing skills<br />

to make 30 dresses for girls in<br />

India.<br />

The dresses are made for two to<br />

<strong>10</strong>­year­olds and given to discourage<br />

traffickers and predators from<br />

targeting the girls for slave labour<br />

and prostitution.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Inner Wheel member<br />

Judy Kingsbury said seven members<br />

had been involved with making<br />

the dresses.<br />

Another volunteer had made coat<br />

hangers and each dress also came<br />

with ahandkerchief and knickers.<br />

Each dress had achild age on it<br />

and also featured acard saying it<br />

was made by Inner Wheel in New<br />

Zealand, said Mrs Kingsbury.<br />

Dress making material had been<br />

supplied and had been supplemented<br />

with surplus material from Inner<br />

Wheel members.<br />

Each of the 30 dresses is unique<br />

and feature bright colours and<br />

patterns.<br />

More dresses are likely to be<br />

Parachute landing site moved<br />

Amemorandum of understanding has<br />

been drawn up between Skydiving<br />

Kiwis and the <strong>Ashburton</strong> airport<br />

authority, moving parachute landings<br />

further away from hangars and taxiways.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> council had adopted the<br />

MOU and operating procedures, and<br />

any reviews, and will forward them to<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Airport Health and<br />

Safety Committee for inclusion into a<br />

health and safety manual.<br />

made by the volunteers from Inner<br />

Wheel, said Mrs Kingsbury.<br />

The Dresses for India project<br />

made and packed more than 6000<br />

dresses in New Zealand between<br />

<strong>October</strong> 2016 and the end of 2018.<br />

Dresses are delivered personally<br />

to the girls and transported to India<br />

by business Bed Bath and Beyond.<br />

Photo: With the 30 dresses are<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Inner Wheel dress<br />

makers Judy Kingsbury, Rosemary<br />

Moore, Margaret Rickard, Fern<br />

Leadley and Clare Chapman.<br />

The Civil Aviation Act requires a<br />

MOU between airport authorities and<br />

commercial skydiving activity.<br />

Areport said users at the airport<br />

had raised concerns regarding the<br />

landing area for skydivers.<br />

and its new playground,<br />

courtesy of alocal service<br />

club, is adrawcard<br />

not only for locals but for<br />

passers­by.<br />

An artist mentioned<br />

several weeks ago how<br />

much she enjoyed getting<br />

out of Christchurch and<br />

driving across the plains<br />

to Methven.<br />

She could just as easily<br />

have said Mt Somers or<br />

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Recycling audit<br />

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

audited 429 recycling bins<br />

around the district<br />

between August 26 and<br />

September 16 and just 25<br />

were rejected due to<br />

being contaminated with<br />

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The rejected bins<br />

represent 5.8 per cent of<br />

the total.<br />

The areas audited were<br />

Lake Hood, Hinds, Mayfield<br />

and Tinwald and the<br />

percentage of bins in the<br />

samples that were<br />

rejected due to contamination<br />

in those areas were<br />

respectively 0%, 6.4%,<br />

5.2% and <strong>10</strong>.4%.<br />

Those most frequent<br />

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were clothing, garden<br />

waste, food waste and<br />

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School support for foodbank<br />

Hampstead School has supported<br />

the foodbank at St Vincent<br />

de Paul with alarge donation of<br />

non­perishable goods.<br />

The end of term mufti day<br />

asked children to bring in acan,<br />

or dried goods to support the<br />

foodbank.<br />

The school has 12 pupils in<br />

its Young Vinnies group.<br />

There are also Young Vinnies<br />

groups at St Joseph’s<br />

School and Our Lady of The<br />

Snows in Methven.<br />

Groups are co­ordinated by<br />

Anna Young and members are<br />

involved with a number of<br />

activities in the community,<br />

including visiting elderly people<br />

and rest homes and bagging<br />

kindling for distribution by St<br />

Vincent de Paul.<br />

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donated perishable goods, back<br />

row, Isope Maile, Cullen Young<br />

(in pram), Evangelene Hamill,<br />

Ma’a Lene, Liam Lawn,<br />

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Harry Trott, Cherish<br />

Moti, Ethan Marriott and Rory<br />

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Tennis programme ahit<br />

On court and giving tennis agoare Leo Acland, 9, and Charles Williams, 6.<br />

Young tennis players have<br />

enjoyed learning newskills<br />

and practising their shots<br />

at aschool holiday tennis<br />

camp held at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Trust Tennis Centre.<br />

Around 25 novice and<br />

established players turned<br />

out for the morning only<br />

sessions held over four<br />

days. Sessions were coordinated<br />

by new Mid<br />

Canterbury Tennis coach<br />

Jack Tiller.<br />

Tiller said he had<br />

enjoyed his first taste of<br />

runningthe holiday coaching<br />

programme.<br />

It had featured players<br />

new to the game, through<br />

to others whowereamong<br />

the best local players.<br />

Coaching for newcomers<br />

had focused on the<br />

basics and areas such as<br />

holding the racquet properly<br />

and co­ordination.<br />

He had been keen for<br />

players to have fun with<br />

tennisand to hopefully fall<br />

in the love with the game.<br />

Advice for established<br />

young players had been<br />

around game tactics and<br />

tournament preparation,<br />

he said.<br />

Winch challenge<br />

at Alford Forest<br />

Methven’s first Mud and<br />

Steel winch challenge<br />

event is all set for this<br />

weekend (<strong>October</strong> 12<br />

and 13).<br />

To be held at Carneys<br />

Road, Alford Forest, a<br />

<strong>10</strong> minute drive from<br />

Methven, the event will<br />

showcase the rapidly<br />

growing sport where<br />

competitors tackle<br />

impossible slopes and<br />

bottomless mud holes<br />

against the clock.<br />

Methven Lions have<br />

co­ordinated the marketing<br />

and publicity<br />

around the event and<br />

will pocket the gate takings,<br />

while the technical<br />

side of things will be<br />

organised by the<br />

national 4WD group,<br />

which will use the challenge<br />

as both around of<br />

the South Island Championships<br />

and national<br />

championships.<br />

The course is set up,<br />

and some of the challenges<br />

are enough to make<br />

your hair stand on end,<br />

says Methven Lion Mac<br />

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‘‘They are steep<br />

enough that many of us<br />

would have trouble<br />

climbing them, let alone<br />

driving a vehicle up<br />

them,’’ he said.<br />

Mr McElwain said<br />

there was keen interest<br />

in the event and there<br />

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both days.<br />

The profits generated<br />

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Mid Canterbury two<br />

years ago.<br />

He Waka Tapu operations<br />

manager Tanith<br />

Petersen said demand<br />

for the service had<br />

increased in the district<br />

and it was an exciting<br />

step to open the dedicated<br />

office and to offer<br />

options towhanau.<br />

Services were delivered<br />

using a kaupapa<br />

Maori framework and<br />

encompassed physical<br />

well­being, spiritual<br />

well­being and family<br />

well­being.<br />

She said there would<br />

be seven staffin<strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

with furthersupport<br />

options from the main<br />

office in Christchurch.<br />

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Staff were specialised<br />

in areas such as youth,<br />

whanau, mental health,<br />

Ministry of Justice protocol<br />

and integrated<br />

safety response.<br />

The public was also<br />

welcome to drop into<br />

the new <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

office to check things<br />

out, said Tanith Petersen.<br />

He Waka Tapu<br />

receives referrals from<br />

other social service<br />

agencies and also via a<br />

referral form on its website.<br />

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

include youth support<br />

worker Juanita Richards,<br />

who was a youth<br />

mentor in Methven for a<br />

number of years, and<br />

experienced whanau<br />

worker Brenda Warren.<br />

For more, visit the website<br />

hewakatapu.org.nz.<br />

50­plus showcase<br />

The 50+ Connexion<br />

Showcase will be held at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Trust Event<br />

Centre on<strong>October</strong> 16.<br />

The free event is a<br />

celebration of all of the<br />

social options available<br />

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

for people aged 50<br />

plus.<br />

The aim of the event is<br />

for people over 50 to<br />

embrace life and to<br />

reducing isolation by<br />

increasing social connection.<br />

It is an opportunity to<br />

gather information from<br />

a large range of local<br />

social, sports, arts, recreational,<br />

special interest and<br />

travel groups.<br />

Over 30stallholders are<br />

expected.<br />

The 4pm until 8pm<br />

event includes group<br />

demonstrations, beginners<br />

classes, speakers and<br />

giveaways.<br />

Light snacks and refreshments<br />

will be provided.<br />

The 50+ Connexion<br />

Showcase is organised by<br />

Waitaha Primary Health<br />

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

Community Foundation.<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> district is<br />

moreethnically diverse<br />

thaninprevious years,<br />

withagrowthinthe<br />

proportionofpeople<br />

identifying as Asian,<br />

Maori, Pacific, Middle<br />

Eastern,Latin American<br />

and African in the2018<br />

New Zealand Census of<br />

Population and<br />

Dwellings.<br />

StatisticsNew Zealand<br />

has begunreleasing the<br />

first waves of thelatest<br />

census dataand it shows<br />

the district’s population<br />

has grown7.7 per cent<br />

between 2013and 2018 to<br />

33,423.<br />

Of those,the<br />

proportionofpeople<br />

identifying as Asian<br />

experienced thegreatest<br />

growth ­increasing from<br />

3.8 percent in 2013 to 7.4<br />

per cent in 2018.<br />

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

population increased<br />

from7.1 per centto8.2<br />

per cent; Pacific<br />

population from3.3 per<br />

centto5.1 percent; and<br />

Middle Eastern,Latin<br />

American andAfrican<br />

(categorised as MELAA)<br />

from0.9 per centto1.3<br />

per cent.<br />

During the same<br />

period, theproportionof<br />

European peopleinthe<br />

district decreased from<br />

85 percent to 83.9 per<br />

cent.<br />

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

Mayor Donna Favel says<br />

the data demonstrates<br />

the importanceof<br />

programmes likethe<br />

Welcoming Communities<br />

initiative.<br />

‘‘Ourdistrict is agreat<br />

place to live,work, raise<br />

families and do business.<br />

The 2018census<br />

illustrates thatagrowing<br />

number of people from<br />

diverse cultures across<br />

New Zealand and the<br />

world arediscovering<br />

thisfor themselves and<br />

are choosing to make a<br />

lifehere.<br />

‘‘We are committed to<br />

cultivating acommunity<br />

thatthrives on this<br />

diversity, where people<br />

feelwelcome, connected<br />

and included.’’<br />

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MSA rebuild in full swing<br />

WHAT’S<br />

NEW<br />

This is the <strong>Ashburton</strong> MSA as you have never seen it. The front of the<br />

building is being removed as part of amajor revamp, and the restaurant,<br />

which was upstairs, will be redeveloped downstairs. The club had two<br />

options -tostrengthen or rebuild, and chose the latter. The southern end,<br />

facing Burnett Street, will come down. Upstairs in the new building will be<br />

the snooker room, meeting rooms and manager’s office. The MSA was<br />

formed in the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Arcade in 1885 but moved to its present site in the<br />

1920s.<br />

Charity golf tournament<br />

Two organisations will reap the benefits<br />

of acharity golf tournament being<br />

held in <strong>Ashburton</strong> at the end of the<br />

month.<br />

The Lions Club of <strong>Ashburton</strong> will<br />

hold its annual charity tournament on<br />

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 17 at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Golf Club with proceeds going to Life<br />

Education Trust and <strong>Ashburton</strong> Cancer<br />

Support Group.<br />

With a big prize pool, the service<br />

club is hoping to attract afull field.<br />

There will be women and men’s<br />

stableford and a separate section for<br />

players without anofficial handicap.<br />

Assembly is at 11am for ashotgun<br />

start 30minutes later.<br />

Prizes will be givenfor nearest the pin<br />

at holes 8and 14, for the longest putt<br />

and ringers on the course. The eighth<br />

hole will also be the feature hole.<br />

An auction will be held on site at<br />

around 4.30pm.<br />

Entries can be made to Terry Molloy<br />

(308 3684) or Bruce Ferriman (308<br />

3872).<br />

Meeting to gauge interest<br />

in new LEO Lions club<br />

Thereisameeting on November11atthe<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> St John rooms to look at<br />

establishing aLions LEOClub in <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Aimed at young adultsagedfrom18to<br />

30 years, LEO Omega clubs offer an<br />

opportunity for development and community<br />

contribution.<br />

The Lions New Zealand website states<br />

there are 30 LEO clubs here, aimed at<br />

thoseagedfrom12­18years (Alpha clubs)<br />

and 18­30 years (Omega clubs).<br />

If established, <strong>Ashburton</strong> would<br />

become home tothe first Omega club in<br />

thecountry, saidHakatereMultiCultural<br />

Council co­ordinator Adi Avnit, who<br />

came upwith the new club suggestion.<br />

‘‘It’s hard for people in thisage groupto<br />

make connections if they are not into<br />

sports and aservice club offers opportunities<br />

beyond just social gatherings.<br />

‘‘Luckily the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lions Club<br />

liked the idea and shared my vision’’<br />

The LEO abbreviation stands for<br />

‘‘leadership,experienceand opportunity’’.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> meeting starts at7pm.<br />

More information can be obtained by<br />

calling Adi Avnit on027 220 8791 orby<br />

emailing newcomers@saferashburton­<br />

.org.nz.<br />

Shake Out events planned<br />

Hundreds of thousands of people have<br />

signed up to participate in the New<br />

Zealand Shake Out event next week.<br />

The global event is an annual<br />

reminder for people on what to do in an<br />

earthquake ­drop, cover and hold ­and<br />

to practise their evacuation plan, or<br />

tsunami hikoi, if they are in acoastal<br />

area.<br />

It’s also agood chance to check out<br />

your family emergency kits and refresh<br />

food and watersuppliesfor at leastthree<br />

days.<br />

The national register has nearly<br />

672,000 people signed up to take part in<br />

the event on Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 17 at<br />

1.30pm.<br />

For more information and resources<br />

on what to do in an emergency, as well<br />

as to register, go to getready.govt.nz.<br />

Burglaries down in Canty<br />

Non­residential burglarieshave decreased<br />

by 15.5 percent in Canterbury in thethree<br />

month period from May toJuly.<br />

There were 579 reported burglaries of<br />

non­residential premises,compared to the<br />

previous three months.<br />

HoweverCanterbury Police continueto<br />

warn commercial premises to remain<br />

vigilant.<br />

In metro areas, which make up 67<br />

percent of victimisations, the properties<br />

most at risk are retailers, commercial<br />

properties and education facilities.<br />

In rural Canterbury and Mid/South<br />

Canterbury, the properties most at risk<br />

include farm outbuildingsand commercial<br />

properties.<br />

Thirty­four percent of premises had no<br />

electronic security features, orthey were<br />

inactive, making them an easier targetfor<br />

offenders.<br />

Well­lit premises are a deterrent for<br />

offenders, aswell as working electronic<br />

security, say NZ Police.<br />

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

DEATHS<br />

DAWSON, Peter:<br />

15 Oct1936 -6Oct <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Dearly loved Dad and<br />

Popa to Julie and Don<br />

Heney, Andrew Dawson,<br />

Michelle Dawson, Briar<br />

and the late Michael.<br />

Adored Popa of Luke,<br />

Holly,Caitlin and Michaela.<br />

Was dearly loved and will<br />

be missed very much.<br />

Messages to 11 Beach<br />

Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> or 5<br />

Nelson Street,Clinton.<br />

MORRISS, Wyvern<br />

Clifford: (Cliff): On<br />

<strong>October</strong> 1, <strong>2019</strong> at<br />

Princes Court Resthome,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>. Aged 91.<br />

Much loved husband<br />

for 70 years of the late<br />

Elsie. Father and father<br />

in law ofCheryl and Ken<br />

Vaughan, Noel and Kay,<br />

the late Clive, and Judy,<br />

and Annette and John<br />

Begg. Loved Grandad Mo<br />

to all his grandchildren,<br />

great grandchildren and<br />

great great grandchildren.<br />

Respected friend of<br />

Maryanne Morriss and Rex<br />

Connelly. Messages to the<br />

Morriss family POBox 472,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740. Cliff’s<br />

family wish to express<br />

their appreciation and<br />

special thanks to everyone<br />

at Princes Court for the<br />

love and care shown to<br />

Cliff over the last three<br />

years.Aservicefor Cliff has<br />

been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

Family Notices<br />

DEATHS<br />

SUNBEAM, Alan Maurice:<br />

(Maurice): Died suddenly<br />

at home, <strong>Ashburton</strong> on<br />

<strong>October</strong> 4, <strong>2019</strong>. Will be<br />

missed by his wife and<br />

soulmate Anne, his son<br />

Andrew and stepson<br />

Walter. Will be missed by<br />

his siblings Rex, Susan,<br />

Christine, Judy and<br />

their extended families<br />

and sadly missed by<br />

his close friends and<br />

others. Messages to the<br />

Sunbeam family, POBox<br />

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

No flowers by request,<br />

donations to St John<br />

would be appreciated<br />

and may be left at the<br />

service. A funeral service<br />

for Maurice will be<br />

held at our Chapel, Cnr<br />

East and Cox Streets,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on Friday<br />

<strong>October</strong> 11, commencing<br />

at 2.00pm. Followed by<br />

private cremation at the<br />

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

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

Family<br />

Notices<br />

Inquiries phone<br />

Jann or Leonie<br />

on 308 7664<br />

or call into<br />

199 Burnett Street.<br />

Supporting the<br />

community<br />

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

LREA2008<br />

Phone 307 8317<br />

MCRE<br />

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

Afor Altrusa, Bfor babies, simple as ABC<br />

Entries open for Zonta art<br />

Entries are open for the<br />

2020 Zonta <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Female Art Award<br />

(ZAFAA).<br />

Run by <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art<br />

Gallery in partnership<br />

with the Zonta Club of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, the award is<br />

open to all Canterburybased<br />

emerging and midcareer<br />

female artists.<br />

It acknowledges excellence<br />

in fine arts and<br />

assists in the development<br />

of growing careers.<br />

ZAFAA has a major<br />

cash prize, and a solo<br />

exhibition up for grabs<br />

for the winner.<br />

‘‘There are plenty of<br />

art awards in New Zealand<br />

that cater to established<br />

artists, but not<br />

many that focus particularly<br />

on women and the<br />

challenges that face them<br />

in the art world,’’ said<br />

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

manager Shirin Khosraviani.<br />

Together with the Premier<br />

Award is aYoung<br />

Generation Award and<br />

cash prize for female<br />

artists between the ages<br />

of 16 and 20.<br />

‘‘The Zonta Club of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> is proud to be<br />

supporting contemporary<br />

female artists in such<br />

adirect and meaningful<br />

way and are enthusiastic<br />

about our continuing<br />

involvement in the fourth<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> babies born<br />

this month will have the<br />

opportunity to start<br />

learning the alphabet<br />

from ayoung age<br />

thanks to the generosity<br />

of Altrusa International<br />

of <strong>Ashburton</strong>. It is<br />

presenting laminated<br />

letters of the alphabet to<br />

all babies who pass<br />

through the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Maternity Centre during<br />

<strong>October</strong>. Around 30<br />

babies are booked in<br />

during the month. Each<br />

<strong>October</strong> Altrusa clubs<br />

celebrate Make A<br />

Difference Day by<br />

focusing on literacy.<br />

Photo: Jesse and Nicole<br />

Wilde with baby Aria.<br />

They are pictured with<br />

Altrusa International of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> members,<br />

from left, Viv Strong,<br />

Jeanette Sinclair, Helen<br />

Hooper and Val<br />

Prendergast.<br />

year of the awards,’’ said<br />

Zonta <strong>Ashburton</strong> members<br />

Jocelyn Southby and<br />

Debbie McCaw.<br />

Entries will be shortlisted<br />

by apanel of judges<br />

comprised of three art<br />

sector professionals. The<br />

awards will be announced<br />

by the judges on the<br />

opening night on March 6<br />

next year.<br />

Entries close on<br />

November 30.<br />

Photo: <strong>2019</strong> Zonta<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Female Art<br />

Awards judge Felicity Milburn,<br />

Premier Award winner<br />

Melissa Macleod,<br />

Young Generation Winner<br />

Lucinda Webber and<br />

judge Johanna Zellmer.<br />

(Photo supplied)<br />

Complete<br />

Local Care<br />

Since 1982<br />

Busy year for <strong>Ashburton</strong> gallery<br />

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

has enjoyed abusy<br />

year and has clocked<br />

up record visitor<br />

numbers.<br />

Some 21,617 people<br />

visited the gallery for<br />

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the year ended June<br />

<strong>2019</strong>, up 2209 on the<br />

previous year.<br />

The gallery has akey<br />

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Gallery manager<br />

Shirin Khosraviani<br />

(pictured) said visitor<br />

numbers had been<br />

counted manually and<br />

were ‘‘manageable’’.<br />

Nine local<br />

exhibitions and nine<br />

touring from national<br />

collections had been<br />

delivered over the<br />

year, putting the<br />

gallery well ahead of<br />

the target of <strong>10</strong>.<br />

Highlights for the<br />

gallery in the 2018/19<br />

year had included the<br />

sculpture and painting<br />

exhibition Snapdash<br />

that ran from July to<br />

August last year,<br />

David Elliot’s Snark:<br />

AVictorian Odyssey<br />

and the portrait<br />

exhibition In Your<br />

Likeness that ran<br />

alongside the 2018<br />

Adam Portraiture<br />

Award exhibition.<br />

Ms Khosraviani said<br />

two of the gallery’s<br />

own exhibitions, In<br />

Splendour Moot and<br />

The Water Project,<br />

had toured over the<br />

year, and the latter was<br />

on display at<br />

Canterbury Museum.<br />

The gallery has also<br />

hosted 46 Art Addict<br />

sessions over the year<br />

and 20 Jub Jub Club<br />

sessions.<br />

It has been the venue<br />

for 12 artist talks or<br />

lectures and offered<br />

structured lessons to<br />

2009 children from 24<br />

schools.<br />

The gallery had<br />

received eight gifted<br />

artworks in the year,<br />

including an untitled<br />

Kath Von Tunzelmann<br />

watercolour on paper<br />

work.<br />

It has recently signed<br />

anew three year<br />

memorandum of<br />

understanding with<br />

Zonta to collaborate on<br />

the Zonta <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Female Art Award.


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>10</strong> <strong>October</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 11<br />

Rocks, fossils to fore<br />

Petrified wood, fossils<br />

and polished stones were<br />

unearthed during the<br />

‘‘journey to the centre of<br />

the earth’’ holiday programme<br />

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

Public Library this<br />

week.<br />

The ‘create our own<br />

voyages’ session saw local<br />

rock enthusiast Paul<br />

Breakwell, amember of<br />

the Canterbury Mineral<br />

and Lapidary Club, talk<br />

about his experience collecting<br />

rocks and fossils<br />

in the district and further<br />

afield. He spoke of his<br />

collection and areas<br />

around Mid Canterbury<br />

which were great sources<br />

of fossils, such as Mt<br />

Somers, and encouraged<br />

the children attending to<br />

get into rock and fossil<br />

hunting.<br />

Ten year old Donovan<br />

Monk was one of around<br />

25 children at the session<br />

who already enjoys the<br />

hobby.<br />

He has acollection of<br />

rocks and shells found<br />

mostly around Wakanui<br />

and Ashton beaches.<br />

He was also able to use<br />

some for his fish tank.<br />

Mr Breakwell said<br />

there may have been no<br />

jurassic animals able to<br />

roam Mid Canterbury, as<br />

mountains such as Mt<br />

Somers were all under<br />

water, but there were<br />

many water­based<br />

creatures which is why<br />

fossils of shells, whale<br />

bones or those of the<br />

giant penguin found last<br />

year in North Canterbury<br />

were found in the middle<br />

of land­locked areas.<br />

He had examples of<br />

rocks, fossils, agate and<br />

petrified wood for the children<br />

to see, and feel, up<br />

close.<br />

And gave them afossilised<br />

shark’s tooth and a<br />

polished stone to take<br />

home.<br />

The children then made<br />

their own dinosaur fossil<br />

using a imprinted clay<br />

mould and plaster of Paris.<br />

Photo: Donovan Monk,<br />

<strong>10</strong>, and Vash Thorn, 6,<br />

with asample of petrified<br />

wood on show during the<br />

‘journey to the centre of<br />

the earth’ programme at<br />

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

Accessory fundraiser set for town<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> County Lions<br />

are running a three­day<br />

accessory fundraiser on<br />

East Street next week.<br />

To be held in the shop<br />

between PaperPlus and<br />

Reflections Cafe, the sale<br />

will feature pre­loved<br />

scarves, jewellery,<br />

handbags, hats and<br />

gloves.<br />

There will also be belts,<br />

men’s ties, homeware,<br />

cushions and throws, all<br />

at bargain prices.<br />

The sale will run from<br />

<strong>10</strong>am until 4pm on <strong>October</strong><br />

17 and 18 and from<br />

<strong>10</strong>am until 2pm on <strong>October</strong><br />

19.<br />

Proceeds will be split<br />

between new local youth<br />

suicide prevention initiative<br />

Lives Worth Living<br />

and the Lions Club of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> County Charitable<br />

Trust.<br />

Anyone wishing to<br />

donate goods can leave<br />

items at Community<br />

House Mid Canterbury<br />

(44 Cass Street) or call<br />

308 7947 for collection.<br />

Photo: With some of<br />

the accessories that will<br />

be available at the sale<br />

are <strong>Ashburton</strong> County<br />

Lions members Carolyn<br />

Nelson, Francie Prichard<br />

and Lynda Tayles.<br />

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during council meetings<br />

There were strict protocols<br />

to prohibit councillors<br />

‘‘corresponding out<br />

of this room’’, chief<br />

executive officer Hamish<br />

Riach said.<br />

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suggestion from <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

councillor Lynette<br />

Lovett, as council<br />

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bigger delay in its live<br />

feed of council meetings<br />

to do away with any<br />

perception councillors<br />

might be sending or<br />

receiving emails on their<br />

tablets.<br />

Cr Lovett said with<br />

meetings being broadcast<br />

‘‘some may think we<br />

are being contacted’’ if a<br />

councillor looked at a<br />

tablet, on which their<br />

agendas are shown.<br />

Mr Riach said that<br />

would only be aperception<br />

as there were strict<br />

rules on that.<br />

Communications<br />

manager Ruben Garcia<br />

said the delay now was<br />

between 30 seconds and<br />

two minutes and anything<br />

else required a<br />

better system.<br />

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22<strong>10</strong>141<br />

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History lesson combines with craft<br />

There was a history lesson followedbyhands­on<br />

craftatFriday’s<br />

school holiday programme at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Public Library.<br />

The theme of the session was<br />

New Zealand’s Most Disastrous<br />

Voyages.<br />

Children’s librarian Jonathan<br />

Nixon told the story ofthree big<br />

transport disasters ­the Tangiwai<br />

train crash in1953, the Wahine<br />

sinking in 1968 and the Erebus<br />

plane crash in 1979.<br />

He said Tangiwai had claimed<br />

the lives of 151, 51 had been killed<br />

when bad weather hit the Wahine<br />

ferryand human errorhad beento<br />

blame when asight­seeing aircraft<br />

crashed into the lowerslopes of Mt<br />

Erebus in Antarctic killing all 257<br />

people onboard.<br />

Mr Nixonsaid lessons had been<br />

learnt from all three disasters and<br />

more safety measures were in<br />

place today.<br />

Youngsterswere invited to craft<br />

a diorama, a three dimensional<br />

model, ofone of the disasters.<br />

They were supplied with cardboard<br />

boxes, cellophane, paintand<br />

other craft materials.<br />

Windows were cut out of the<br />

boxes to create views of trains,<br />

boats and planes and some colour<br />

was added to depict the scenes.<br />

Photo: Three­year­old Kaia<br />

Hanara from Christchurch was<br />

among those creating dioramas at<br />

the library holiday programme. In<br />

the backgroundisher sisterHami.<br />

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

Futsal taster on<br />

at sports centre<br />

Juniorfootballers have a<br />

chancefor akick around<br />

indoors at afutsal havea­go<br />

session this Sunday<br />

(<strong>October</strong> 13).<br />

The local junior futsal<br />

competition kicks off the<br />

following week and runs<br />

for 9weeks.<br />

The futsaltaster starts<br />

at 4pm at EA Networks<br />

Centreand the session<br />

will include an<br />

opportunity to sign up<br />

for ateam and to be part<br />

of the competition.<br />

The senior league,<br />

aimed at those 16 years<br />

and above, starts on<br />

<strong>October</strong>13from 6pm<br />

and runs for <strong>10</strong> weeks.<br />

More informationon<br />

futsal by emailing to<br />

admin@mcfootball.co.nz<br />

or fromthe<br />

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

MCUFCpage on<br />

Facebook.<br />

Volunteers needed<br />

for Pink Ribbon<br />

Volunteers are needed<br />

for the annual Pink Ribbon<br />

Street Appeal in<br />

Mid Canterbury<br />

tomorrow and Saturday.<br />

There will be <strong>10</strong> sites<br />

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

and Rakaia set up for<br />

the Breast Cancer Foundation<br />

NZ fundraiser.<br />

Those manning the<br />

sites are invited to wear<br />

pink.<br />

An online volunteer<br />

hub, where people can<br />

go to choose asite and<br />

time that suits them, has<br />

been set up at pinkribbonvolunteer.co.nz.<br />

A<br />

free phone number<br />

(0508 <strong>10</strong>5 <strong>10</strong>5) can also<br />

be used.<br />

Fanciers auction<br />

set for Sunday<br />

Day­old chicks,fertile<br />

eggsand hundreds of<br />

poultrywillbeonoffer at<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Fanciers’<br />

Societyannual spring<br />

poultryauction,in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, on Sunday.<br />

Clubsecretary Brian<br />

Glassey said the auction<br />

would feature around<br />

500birdsintotal,<br />

includingaselection of<br />

heritage birds, which<br />

couldbesoldinsingle or<br />

grouplots.<br />

There’s agood<br />

selection of colours and<br />

different sized birds up<br />

for auction, he said.<br />

The auction, at the<br />

Sports Hall in downtown<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, willattract<br />

manyofthe club’s 150<br />

members andbreeders<br />

fromaround theSouth<br />

Island butitwas opento<br />

members of thepublic<br />

too.<br />

The doors open for<br />

public viewingfrom<br />

11am, and the auction<br />

startsat12.30pm.<br />

Methven blossom<br />

catches the eye<br />

2209805<br />

Methven’s Garden of Harmony has an impressive<br />

display of blossom framing one side of it at the<br />

moment. The blossom is in full bloom at the<br />

Japanese inspired garden off South Belt Road and<br />

has been catching the eye of both locals and<br />

tourists.


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>10</strong> <strong>October</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 13<br />

Red letter club day<br />

Past and present members<br />

and invited guests of<br />

the Mid Canterbury Vintage<br />

Machinery Club got<br />

together to officially open<br />

their club rooms at the<br />

weekend, on site at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> A&P Showgrounds.<br />

It was a celebration<br />

many years in the making<br />

but one which has<br />

exceeded club members<br />

expectations.<br />

President John Stewart<br />

and past president John<br />

Hall both spoke of strong<br />

bonds shown by the 1<strong>10</strong><br />

club members to get the<br />

new building up and running.<br />

The final building<br />

was part of a long<br />

journey.<br />

‘‘Previous committees<br />

investigated sites at The<br />

Plains (in Tinwald) and<br />

South Street (in <strong>Ashburton</strong>),<br />

but asuitable outcome<br />

couldn’t be found,’’<br />

Mr Hall said.<br />

‘‘The <strong>Ashburton</strong> A&P<br />

Association were<br />

approached and they<br />

offered the club a site<br />

which would be suitable.<br />

As we are afarm machinery<br />

club this site suits our<br />

aims and ideals.’’<br />

Mr Hall said to fund<br />

the expense of the building<br />

the display area was<br />

being hired out to agricultural<br />

firms for training<br />

people in servicing farm<br />

machinery and also for<br />

displaying new machinery<br />

to clients.<br />

‘‘The A&P grounds are<br />

ideal for these activities,’’<br />

Council CEO Hamish Riach comments<br />

We are now in the final<br />

days of the local body<br />

elections, and come Saturday<br />

afternoon (12<br />

<strong>October</strong>) <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

residents will have<br />

their first indication of<br />

who their representatives<br />

around the Council table<br />

will be for the next three<br />

years.<br />

If you are yet to cast<br />

your vote, it isn’t too late.<br />

You still have time to<br />

drop your completed ballot<br />

papers into the Council<br />

office. In fact, you can<br />

do so right up until noon<br />

on Saturday.<br />

Although local government<br />

elections are conducted<br />

by postal vote, it<br />

is now too late to put<br />

your ballot papers in the<br />

mail and guarantee they<br />

will be received on time.<br />

It is now very unlikely<br />

that papers dropped in<br />

he said.<br />

Mr Hall said over the<br />

years there has been<br />

great support to complete<br />

the build debt­free.<br />

Among those he thanked<br />

were club member<br />

Greg Donaldson for his<br />

time and commitment,<br />

and Phil Williams of<br />

Structure Wise for sticking<br />

with the group though<br />

many site changes along<br />

the way.<br />

While the initial funds<br />

came from a bequest<br />

from the late Arthur<br />

Chisnall Estate club<br />

members had ‘‘grown it<br />

from there’’ and also<br />

secured funding from<br />

The Lion Foundation,<br />

Mid and South Canterbury<br />

Trust and Rotary.<br />

‘‘I am sure you will all<br />

agree we have a fine<br />

building to go into the<br />

future,’’ Mr Hall said.<br />

‘‘Thank you to all the<br />

the mail today or<br />

tomorrow will make it to<br />

the Council office in time<br />

for counting. Remember,<br />

the deadline for voting<br />

means papers must be at<br />

the Council office by 12<br />

noon, not simply in the<br />

mail.<br />

The Saturday just gone<br />

by (5 <strong>October</strong>) was Vote<br />

Day – a date we, like<br />

many other councils, promoted<br />

to encourage<br />

committee members over<br />

the past few years for the<br />

support you have given.<br />

We look forward to many<br />

years of enjoyment at this<br />

site.’’<br />

Mr Stewart said members<br />

encompassed people<br />

from all walks of life that<br />

have an interest in vintage<br />

and classic tractors<br />

and machinery.<br />

He said there were<br />

classic trucks now at the<br />

clubs events.<br />

They held regular<br />

Tuesday morning cuppa<br />

tea get togethers at the<br />

clubrooms ‘‘which is great<br />

for members to have a<br />

yarn and put the world to<br />

right,’’ he said.<br />

There are also monthly<br />

meetings, on the first<br />

Wednesday of each<br />

month, which attracts<br />

around 50 people. It is<br />

usually followed with a<br />

guest speaker.<br />

Different route for Skinner ride<br />

The Skids for Skinny ­<br />

Memorial Bike Ride<br />

next month, tocelebrate<br />

the life of Paul Skinner,<br />

who died unexpectedly<br />

last month, will nowtake<br />

adifferent bike trail.<br />

The event, onNovember<br />

23, will start at the<br />

Mania­O­Roto Scout<br />

Park, at the south end of<br />

Chalmers Avenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

and take in a<br />

short loop of the river<br />

trail before returning<br />

back tothe scout park.<br />

Co organiser Brad<br />

O’Brien says the ride, to<br />

celebrate the life of Paul<br />

Skinner and raise money<br />

for Paul’s son, Jacob’s,<br />

future endeavours, will<br />

go ahead on the same<br />

day but from adifferent<br />

location.<br />

‘‘Meet at Mania­O­<br />

Roto Scout Park at<br />

<strong>10</strong>:30am for a leisurely<br />

cruise for a short loop<br />

around the River Trail<br />

Loop.’’<br />

‘‘If you don’t want to<br />

ride but want to join in<br />

feel free to meet at the<br />

Mania­O­Roto Scout<br />

Park at the designated<br />

area where we will enjoy<br />

asausage sizzle (on us)<br />

and adrink (BYO).<br />

‘‘We suggest $<strong>10</strong><br />

donation per rider if<br />

possible, any donation<br />

voters to complete their<br />

papers and get them in<br />

the post in plenty of<br />

time for the 12 <strong>October</strong><br />

deadline.<br />

Iwas pleased to see a<br />

surge of votes made<br />

over the weekend.<br />

Thank you to those who<br />

used this opportunity to<br />

play your part and have<br />

your say at election<br />

time.<br />

At the time of writing<br />

this, the data shows that<br />

34.37 per cent of eligible<br />

voters in our district have<br />

cast their votes, which<br />

sits slightly above where<br />

we were this time in 2016.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> is typically a<br />

district of higher voter<br />

turnout than the national<br />

average. In fact, during<br />

the last local body elections,<br />

we had one of the<br />

highest in the country:<br />

just over 53 per cent of<br />

Annual activities<br />

include the ploughing<br />

match at Wakanui (a<br />

qualifying match for the<br />

New Zealand final), dinners,<br />

tractor treks and bus<br />

trips visiting farms, businesses<br />

and vintage collections,<br />

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

District and further<br />

afield.<br />

Members also take part<br />

in community events such<br />

as Wheels Week Plus, the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Santa Parade,<br />

the Mayfield and <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

A&P Shows. And<br />

there are bi­monthly newsletters<br />

and Wheat and<br />

Wheels Rallies ­the next<br />

one at the property of<br />

Anthony Hampton at<br />

Lauriston in April 2022.<br />

Photo: Club president<br />

John Stewart addresses<br />

the crowd at the club<br />

premises official opening,<br />

watched by past president<br />

John Hall.<br />

amount willbegratefully<br />

received.’’<br />

Donation buckets will<br />

be circulated at the<br />

Mania­O­Roto Scout<br />

Park prior to leaving for<br />

the ride and also at the<br />

end of the ride.<br />

There will also be a<br />

bouncy castle (gold coin<br />

donation) and a coffee<br />

cart onsite.<br />

AGivealittle page has<br />

also been set up.<br />

voters took part in the<br />

2016 elections.<br />

When voting closes at 12<br />

noon on Saturday, aprogress<br />

result will be posted<br />

on the Council website<br />

(ashburtondc.govt.nz/elections)<br />

as soon as available<br />

that afternoon. The<br />

official results will be<br />

advised no later than 17<br />

<strong>October</strong>.<br />

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

Government ‘doesn’t hate farmers’<br />

In the past few weeks<br />

I’ve attended meetings<br />

about the Government’s<br />

freshwater proposals and<br />

visited farms around the<br />

country.<br />

Iunderstand change of<br />

any kind can be scary, but<br />

people should be alittle<br />

cynical about some of the<br />

misrepresentation taking<br />

place.<br />

Despite what some<br />

might say, the Government<br />

doesn’t ‘‘hate’’ farmers<br />

and we’re not interested<br />

in destroying rural<br />

communities. That kind<br />

of ‘‘them vus’’ talk isn’t<br />

helping farming families.<br />

We are interested in<br />

improving freshwater<br />

quality, something farmers<br />

and urban Kiwis<br />

agree is necessary. Doing<br />

so will help protect our<br />

farmers’ international<br />

reputation for sustainably<br />

produced food and<br />

fibre and safeguard<br />

excellent commodity<br />

prices.<br />

At the meetings, I’ve<br />

heard and respect farmers’<br />

concerns about<br />

proposed nitrate limits,<br />

fencing and other issues<br />

in the water proposals.<br />

There is work to do after<br />

HERE, AgricultureMinister Damien O’Connor gives his take on the Government’sfreshwater proposals. Below,Federated<br />

Farmers environment spokesman Chris Allen putshis side of the story.<br />

Damien O’Connor<br />

submissions close and I’d<br />

expect changes.<br />

I’ve been accused of<br />

not mentioning the good<br />

work farmers do. Rubbish.<br />

Since starting as<br />

minister I’ve proudly and<br />

regularly praised work<br />

including riparian planting,<br />

protecting wetlands,<br />

tree planting, fencing<br />

and limiting fertiliser<br />

use. Those things are<br />

happening now and not<br />

hurting farmers’ bottom<br />

line.<br />

I’ve spoken many<br />

times about the need for<br />

change in urban centres ­<br />

the often disgusting state<br />

of Auckland’s beaches is<br />

aprime example.<br />

However, I’m committed<br />

to meaningful baseline<br />

targets for things like<br />

nitrate levels in rivers ­in<br />

urban and rural NZ ­<br />

because that is asocial,<br />

economic and environ­<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> River<br />

mental imperative.<br />

The targets that we<br />

finally settle on as part of<br />

the proposals will be met<br />

over time. Iwant to see<br />

change over ageneration<br />

and for it to be part of<br />

the good work already<br />

happening.Rural communities<br />

will talk with<br />

regional councils about<br />

the timeframe for<br />

achieving targets.<br />

To put the nitrate<br />

target in perspective,<br />

there are many catchments<br />

where rivers are<br />

about or near the suggested<br />

level. There are<br />

others which will require<br />

greater effort, but I’m<br />

confident we can adapt<br />

by using best practice<br />

and technology to get<br />

there.<br />

Last week, I visited<br />

several farms that have<br />

made environmental<br />

changes thatdid not hurt<br />

their bottom line. These<br />

things are being done,<br />

but we shouldn’t ignore<br />

that in some places<br />

improvements are<br />

required.<br />

Ireject that the Government<br />

is doing<br />

nothing to help farmers.<br />

The Government set<br />

aside $229 million to<br />

spend on things like<br />

boosting advisory and<br />

extension services and<br />

the establishment of<br />

local groups so farmers<br />

can learn from each<br />

other about what works.<br />

I’m talking to Beef<br />

and Lamb, Dairy NZ,<br />

and others about integrated<br />

farm plans to<br />

lessen workload. We’re<br />

investing tens of millions<br />

of dollars in tools like<br />

Overseer to help farmers.<br />

A Farm Debt<br />

Mediation scheme will<br />

be asafety net for farmers<br />

and improvements<br />

to NAIT will help prevent<br />

some of the tracing<br />

issues we’ve experienced<br />

with Mycoplasma bovis.<br />

Soon we will release an<br />

industry­backed plan to<br />

ensure the sector gets<br />

the skilled workers it<br />

needs.<br />

We’ve nearly doubled<br />

the funding for rural<br />

support trusts and the<br />

Budget had $1.9 billion<br />

for mental health to<br />

improve frontline<br />

services, rural communities<br />

included.<br />

Recently an independent<br />

survey found<br />

that the ‘‘urban/rural<br />

divide’’ is not the issue<br />

some make out. People<br />

in cities are grateful and<br />

supportive of farmers’<br />

work. Please be proud<br />

and talk topeople about<br />

what you’re doing. I<br />

understand farmers’<br />

concerns, but I know<br />

that good work is happening<br />

and I’m confident<br />

that by working<br />

together we can improve<br />

water quality over time.<br />

­Damien O’Connor is<br />

the Minister of Agriculture,<br />

Minister of State<br />

for Trade and Export<br />

Growthand Minister for<br />

Biosecurity, Food Safety<br />

and Rural Communities.<br />

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By Chris Allen,<br />

Federated Farmers<br />

environment spokesperson<br />

It’s heartening to read<br />

assurances from Agriculture<br />

Minister Damien<br />

O’Connor that he’s heard<br />

concerns outlined by farmers<br />

on the Essential<br />

Freshwater proposals.<br />

He acknowledges in his<br />

opinion piece in The<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong> that<br />

there is work to do after<br />

the submission period<br />

closes and that he expects<br />

changes will be made.<br />

He told farmers in<br />

Gore that there will be<br />

further engagement with<br />

Federated Farmers, Beef<br />

+lamb and Dairy NZ<br />

before the proposals are<br />

finalised.<br />

Federated Farmers<br />

agrees with the Minister<br />

that farmers and urban<br />

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Kiwis have in common a<br />

desire to do more to<br />

improve freshwater quality<br />

where it is degraded.<br />

Where we disagree<br />

with the government is on<br />

the best way to get there.<br />

Latest Ministry For<br />

the Environment monitoring<br />

data shows we’re<br />

winning the battle on<br />

measures such as water<br />

clarity, ammoniacal<br />

nitrogen and total phosphorus,<br />

but more work is<br />

needed on the likes of<br />

total nitrogen and E. coli<br />

–not least in waterways<br />

adjacent to towns and<br />

cities in regard to the<br />

latter.<br />

Our message is that<br />

water quality is moving<br />

in the right direction but<br />

we need to accelerate<br />

efforts in catchments<br />

where the indicators are<br />

deteriorating.<br />

What we don’t need is<br />

crude, blanket rules that<br />

in some cases will curtail<br />

or destroy livelihoods for<br />

little environmental gain.<br />

At various freshwater<br />

meetings, MrO’Connor<br />

has downplayed the<br />

potential impacts of the<br />

proposed new National<br />

Policy Statement,<br />

National Environmental<br />

Standard and fencing<br />

regulations on farmers’<br />

balance sheets and land<br />

use options.<br />

He has attacked<br />

Federated Farmers for<br />

alleged “incendiary”<br />

comments on these<br />

impacts, and misrepresented<br />

our position.<br />

Ironically, the concerns<br />

we have pointedout have<br />

come from quotes and<br />

references in the government’s<br />

own freshwater<br />

discussion document.<br />

We do not resile from<br />

our statement that ‘‘the<br />

long term targets for<br />

nitrogen reduction, are<br />

effectively unachievable<br />

in some parts of the<br />

country, and will end<br />

pastoral farming inthese<br />

areas’’.<br />

The government’s discussion<br />

documents states<br />

an average 27%<br />

reduction in N loss in<br />

average catchments will<br />

be required, however<br />

over 80% reductions<br />

would be necessary in<br />

some catchments.<br />

For such huge reductions<br />

farmers will have<br />

no option but to cut<br />

livestock numbers (and<br />

thus their livelihoods) or<br />

shift/sell up to forestry.<br />

In the Selwyn Waihora<br />

catchment the nutrient<br />

limits proposed were<br />

modelled by ECan. It<br />

would reduce dairying to<br />

just afew coastal farms,<br />

no irrigation, dry land<br />

sheep farming for some<br />

parts and the rest in<br />

forestry.<br />

Local Government<br />

NZ’s report on the<br />

Waikato­Waipa catchment<br />

estimated a 68%<br />

reduction of drystock<br />

and a13% reduction in<br />

dairy ­ with all of that<br />

land instead going to<br />

forestry.<br />

There are other<br />

examples ofthis sort of<br />

drasticland use change if<br />

the freshwater proposals<br />

are enacted unchanged.<br />

Another big concern is<br />

that we have a ridiculously<br />

short consultation<br />

period on these proposals,<br />

eventually<br />

extended by a fortnight<br />

to <strong>October</strong> 31 after an<br />

outcry from regional<br />

New Zealand.<br />

Farmers and industry<br />

bodies need more timeto<br />

read, absorb, research<br />

and gather evidence on<br />

these very significant<br />

regulatory interventions<br />

–especially when officials<br />

have failed to do any<br />

in­depth analysis onthe<br />

economic impacts.<br />

We need to get this<br />

right.<br />

Unlike aSelect Committee<br />

process involving<br />

advanced notice of proposed<br />

changes to legislation,<br />

followed by public<br />

hearings, a group of<br />

people assembled by<br />

government are tasked<br />

with summarising all<br />

submissions, before they<br />

are put to Cabinet, to<br />

make final decisions.<br />

There will be no hearings.<br />

We only get one<br />

shot toget this right.


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Parents centre marks<br />

30 years with party<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Parents Centre kids<br />

and parents, past and present,<br />

partied like it was the 1980s last<br />

week at their 30th birthday celebration.<br />

At least it was when the centre<br />

was first started by adedicated<br />

group back in 1989.<br />

Over the years children have<br />

grown up and parents have<br />

moved on, so it was up to current<br />

members to organise the party to<br />

celebrate three decades of operation.<br />

Good stereo music, party food,<br />

balloons and an indoor playground<br />

set the tone for the<br />

festivities.<br />

Committee members Claire<br />

Smitheram and Katie Sullivan<br />

lead the celebration with aspeech<br />

thanking the groups dedicated<br />

volunteer parents over the years,<br />

the small committee who helped<br />

out running events, the childbirth<br />

educators, parent educators,<br />

music teacher and the staff member<br />

who ran all the courses and<br />

programmes.<br />

‘‘You have done awonderful<br />

job working with the Mid Canterbury<br />

community and helping our<br />

local parents and children.<br />

‘‘Thank you for your support,<br />

help and guidance,’’ they said.<br />

They also thanked their sponsors<br />

such as The Lions Foundation,<br />

COGS and Community<br />

Trust Mid and South Canterbury<br />

who helped among other things<br />

Tilly Jones, 2, Felicity Varlow, 3, and Rhys Jones, 4, get into the<br />

party spirit at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Parents Centre’s 30th birthday<br />

celebration.<br />

to secure ‘‘our wonderful<br />

educators’’.<br />

There was also a ‘30’­shaped<br />

vanilla cake made, and iced in<br />

parents centre colours by Katie.<br />

The group’s core services are<br />

childbirth education, parent education,<br />

parent support and advocacy<br />

and lobbying for better birth<br />

and parenting experiences.<br />

But they run four childbirth<br />

education classes a year, two<br />

weekly music and movement<br />

groups, afree weekly playgroup,<br />

baby and you courses, and moving<br />

and munching courses<br />

throughout the year.<br />

There are also parent education<br />

nights on topics such as food<br />

allergies, behaviour and parenting<br />

courses such as Magic<br />

Moments.<br />

Anyone interested in seeing<br />

what they offer is welcome to pop<br />

along to the playgroup at the<br />

centre, in the Netherby Shopping<br />

Complex, Monday mornings<br />

from <strong>10</strong>am.<br />

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The Turf Bar at Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong> has<br />

raised an impressive $3660.40 for<br />

prostate cancer through anumber of<br />

initiatives held in September.<br />

The bulk of the money was raised at a<br />

Blue Do evening held at the bar on<br />

September 21.<br />

Held to coincide with the All Blacks<br />

versus South Africa game, the<br />

fundraiser included live music, raffles<br />

and other draws.<br />

The bar was dressed to the nines in<br />

blue to raise awareness and funds for the<br />

Prostate Cancer Foundation.<br />

In September the Turf Bar held a<br />

series of money spinners and close to 50<br />

Mid Canterbury and Christchurch<br />

businesses donated awide variety of<br />

prizes.<br />

Blue Do will be supported again next<br />

year.<br />

Above: Chris Hurley won the<br />

Best Dressed Male at the Blue<br />

Do evening, right, Avon<br />

Anderson won the auction for<br />

the All Blacks Jersey that was<br />

presented by former All Black<br />

Bevan Wilson.<br />

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This yearisthe 13th running of the<br />

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Race categoriesfor bikes includethe<br />

35km classic ride, 23kmrecreational<br />

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For runners and walkers thereisa<br />

choice of a21km off­road half<br />

marathon, 12kmrun and 5km<br />

recreational run, kids bikeorscenic<br />

walk.<br />

The eventisrun by the Hinds and<br />

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Woodbury hill challenge for November<br />

Organisation is well<br />

under way for this year’s<br />

Woodbury School fundraisingevent,the<br />

Woodbury<br />

Hill Country Challenge,<br />

on November 9.<br />

After a positive<br />

inaugural challenge in<br />

2018, the committee<br />

have made afew exciting<br />

changes to the<br />

course.<br />

In response to feedback,<br />

a longer (42km)<br />

mountain bike has been<br />

included.<br />

And for those who<br />

enjoy achallenging trail<br />

run, a 37km event has<br />

been added to the popular<br />

half marathon.<br />

Entrants in the longest<br />

running and biking<br />

events can battle it out<br />

to win the title King and<br />

Queen ofthe Mountain,<br />

and will beencouraged<br />

to defend their title in<br />

2020.<br />

As the event name<br />

suggests, the course is<br />

run over the steep hill<br />

country of Orari Gorge<br />

Station.<br />

Views from Mt Peel<br />

to the ocean are the<br />

reward for those taking<br />

part inthe longer events<br />

and the Station Hill<br />

walk.<br />

The popular 4km<br />

family fun walk /run /<br />

ride which attracted<br />

more than <strong>10</strong>0 entrants<br />

(from babies in backpacks<br />

to octogenarians)<br />

in 2018 will return<br />

again.<br />

Although this is a<br />

relatively flat course<br />

through the deer farm,<br />

which is suitable for<br />

children on bikes and<br />

mountain buggies, competitors<br />

can expect to<br />

get damp feet at agentle<br />

creek crossing.<br />

The 11km trail run<br />

has been altered to<br />

make it slightly less<br />

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steep and safer ­avoiding<br />

clashes with mountain<br />

bikers ­ and has<br />

enabled the event to be<br />

open uptocompetitive<br />

walkers.<br />

Yet again, the station’s<br />

historic farm<br />

buildings will be open<br />

for viewing for a small<br />

charge and a guided<br />

tour by the station’s<br />

owners will begiven.<br />

Entrants in the noncompetitive<br />

Station Hill<br />

Historic walk will get<br />

access to the tour these<br />

with their entry fee, and<br />

spectators or other<br />

entrants can buy tickets<br />

to this tour on the day.<br />

Organisers are<br />

attempting toget eftpos<br />

facilities running for the<br />

day, but entrants and<br />

supporters need to be<br />

aware there is no cell<br />

phone coverage so<br />

bringing cash is the<br />

safest option.<br />

The committee is also<br />

pushing this as an ecoeventwhich<br />

has minimal<br />

impact on the environment.<br />

Minimising waste,<br />

using the council’s<br />

three­ bin system,<br />

encouraging competitors<br />

and supporters to<br />

11th grade team plays well at Nelson tourney<br />

Mid Canterbury’s 11th<br />

grade football team played<br />

well at the recent Jack<br />

McKnight tournament in<br />

Nelson and claimed sixth<br />

place.<br />

The team won its first<br />

game at the three­day<br />

tournament 3­2 against FC<br />

Nelson, had asecond game<br />

loss 5­3 to Richmond and<br />

then drew 1­1 with Motueka.<br />

The first game on day<br />

two was played in rain, but<br />

resulted in a3­1 win against<br />

Crafty holiday caper<br />

Creating reindeer Christmas<br />

decorations and sparkling<br />

salt dough shapes kept<br />

children, and adults, entertained<br />

at the craftmaking<br />

school holiday programme.<br />

It was run by members<br />

of the Winchmore branch<br />

of Rural Women New<br />

Zealand (RWNZ).<br />

The annual event, in the<br />

Winchmore Hall on the<br />

Methven Highway, was<br />

attended by 20 children,<br />

many of them grandchildren<br />

of members.<br />

Winchmore Rural<br />

Women NZ member Wilhelmina<br />

Hansen said the<br />

children were given the<br />

pattern and supplies to<br />

make free­standing reindeer<br />

decorations from<br />

cardboard, which could<br />

FC Twenty 11. It was<br />

followed by a final pool<br />

game loss to high flying<br />

Waimak United 1­0.<br />

In the crossover match<br />

against South Canterbury<br />

on Tuesday, the team won<br />

5­3 and then went on to<br />

play Motueka for fifth/sixth<br />

place. Normal time and<br />

extra time couldn’t separate<br />

the teams, but Motueka<br />

claimed victory in the penalty<br />

shootout. Striker Sam<br />

Chapman scored 11 goals<br />

in the 12 team tournament<br />

to win the golden boot.<br />

Photo:<br />

Mid<br />

Canterbury’s 11th grade<br />

football team, back row,<br />

Lisa Elliott (manager)<br />

Jamieson Arras, Daniel<br />

McBain, Alex Redwood,<br />

Ben Pearson, Sam Chapman,<br />

Simon Chapman<br />

(coach), front, Jethro Dove,<br />

Hunter Watson, Liam<br />

Elliott, Jacob Robinson<br />

and Millar McGrath.<br />

Absent: Emily­Jane Elliott,<br />

Gabbie Tindall and Byron<br />

Pearson (co coach).<br />

also be wall­mounted.<br />

They then enjoyed<br />

morning tea of cake, made<br />

by Wilhelmina, and pikelets,<br />

made by RWNZ stalwart<br />

Gwenda Hansen and<br />

Wilhelmina’s grandmother.<br />

Gwenda, who has four<br />

children and nine grandchildren,<br />

has spent many<br />

years with the rural women’s<br />

organisation, either at<br />

Winchmore (27 years) or<br />

with other districts in Canterbury.<br />

And at 91, she is still<br />

helping out where she can.<br />

Photo: Winchmore Rural<br />

Women NZ members<br />

Gwenda Hansen and her<br />

granddaughter Wilhelmina<br />

Hansen.<br />

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enables three or four<br />

plants to be grown in a<br />

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should be sown in rows<br />

40cm to 60cm apart, with<br />

the seeds 8cm apart.<br />

Like beans, sweet corn<br />

can be started under cloches.<br />

Seed germination is<br />

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young plants will grow<br />

quickly but should not<br />

outgrow the cloches<br />

before the weather is<br />

warm enough for the<br />

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Kohlrabi is closely<br />

related to turnips and<br />

tolerates hotter, drier<br />

conditions than white<br />

turnips, has greenishwhite<br />

or purple bulbs and<br />

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golf­ball size. Celeriac, or<br />

turnip­rooted celery, is<br />

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bulbous roots, which usually<br />

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germinate and sowing in<br />

seed trays and planting<br />

out when all danger of<br />

frost has passed is recommended.<br />

Lettuce, radish, mustard,<br />

cress, peas, runner<br />

beans, parsnips and carrots<br />

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White and golden turnip<br />

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and sharp­flavoured.<br />

Leeks and Brussels<br />

sprouts can be sown now,<br />

as can broccoli and Savoy<br />

cabbage.<br />

Seed potatoes can be<br />

increased by cutting<br />

before planting. Each<br />

portion should have two<br />

good eyes or sturdy<br />

sprouts.<br />

Onions for pickling can<br />

be sown.<br />

Sow seed to about<br />

twice the depth of the<br />

seed. Make the ground<br />

firm or the onions will<br />

not produce proper<br />

bulbs.<br />

Flowers<br />

Roses respond well to<br />

a top­dressing of commercial<br />

rose fertiliser or a<br />

layer of rotted manure<br />

spread around them.<br />

Rain will wash nutrients<br />

down to the roots.<br />

Disbudding may be<br />

necessary on vigorous<br />

varieties to prevent<br />

overcrowding, while<br />

shoots crossing over and<br />

damaging one another<br />

should be pruned.<br />

Dahlias may still be<br />

lifted and separated, even<br />

if shoots are already<br />

above the surface. Divide<br />

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clumps and if a good<br />

shoot is detached from<br />

the tuber, don’t throw it<br />

out but put it in sandy soil<br />

to root.<br />

Hedges can be an<br />

attractive feature. To<br />

train young plants into a<br />

hedge, trim them at least<br />

three times a year. The<br />

first year’s cut should be<br />

severe, to produce plenty<br />

of basal growth. Keep the<br />

base clear of weeds and<br />

grass, or the plants will be<br />

inclined to open. Young<br />

hedges on poor soil will<br />

benefit from amulch of<br />

compost or other manure<br />

to feed the roots.<br />

Begonias are one of<br />

the more easily grown<br />

greenhouse flowers.<br />

Tubers that have started<br />

to regrow will require<br />

repotting if they have<br />

already filled smaller pots<br />

with roots. Do not water<br />

for a day or two after<br />

repotting, or the<br />

disturbed roots may be<br />

swamped with more<br />

water than they can<br />

absorb.<br />

Potted freesias that<br />

have finished flowering<br />

can be given less water<br />

and left to gradually dry<br />

off and put away for the<br />

summer to rest in awarm<br />

place.<br />

Cyclamen are one of<br />

the most popular plants<br />

for indoors. Plants that<br />

flowered last winter and<br />

during the spring will now<br />

be declining rapidly.<br />

Withhold water gradually<br />

until the foliage ripens<br />

off.<br />

Pots stored in ashady<br />

part of the garden can<br />

keep the soil moist<br />

enough to keep the corms<br />

in good order until late<br />

summer.<br />

Fruit<br />

Strawberries will start<br />

to flower in most districts<br />

this month. Handweeding<br />

is the safest<br />

method around strawberry<br />

plants, which have<br />

feeding roots close to the<br />

soil surface. Amulch of<br />

compost covered in straw<br />

or pine needles will feed<br />

and protect plants.<br />

Remove plants with<br />

yellow­edged, colourstreaked<br />

or crinkled<br />

leaves.<br />

If we look after bees, they<br />

will look after pollination<br />

Bees are the most important animal in theworld and<br />

need our protection, says Agriculture Minister<br />

Damien O’Connor, addressing young beekeepers<br />

from Te Aro School.<br />

Mr O’Connor’s address, inspectingthe Prime<br />

Minister’s beehives based at Premier House in<br />

Wellington, was part of the <strong>10</strong>th annual Bee<br />

Awareness Month, which was celebrated recently, to<br />

recognise bees and their importance to the<br />

ecosystem, food chain and economy.<br />

‘‘Without bees we wouldn’t havepollination, and<br />

without pollination we wouldn’t have food. If we look<br />

after the bees then they can look after pollination,’’<br />

he said.<br />

Bee Aware Month, co­ordinated by Apiculture<br />

New Zealand, saw New Zealanders asked to show<br />

their love by and improve bee health by: planting beefriendly<br />

plants like wildflowers, providing clean water<br />

for bee rehydration, choosing bee­friendly pesticides<br />

and spraying safely.<br />

Bees also provide the much­loved sweet treat,<br />

honey, and it was atime to celebrate the wide range<br />

of delicious and unique honeys produced here in New<br />

Zealand.<br />

Apiculture New Zealand chief executive Karin Kos<br />

said Kiwi’s were luckytohave ahealthy bee<br />

population in New Zealand.<br />

‘‘But we can’t be complacent. Bees need our help<br />

to stay healthy and it’s all about encouraging people<br />

to do those small, but vital things, that make areal<br />

difference.’’<br />

‘‘We help protect bees and other pollinators, such<br />

as moths, butterflies, and birds, by settingthe rules<br />

around when, how and where insecticides should be<br />

used. It’s vital that anyone using insecticides follows<br />

the rules, to protect ourpollinators.’’


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Thereisoverwhelming evidencethatconsuming sufficient folic<br />

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Folic acid, the synthetic form of the essential B vitamin folate, is<br />

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It is difficult to get enough folate through natural sources to<br />

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achieved if morefolicacidwas consumed by this group.<br />

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As aresult, Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking<br />

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fortifying wheatflour.<br />

Theconsultationruns from <strong>October</strong> 1toNovember 12, <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

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New Zealand’s rate of neural tube defects is higher than it could<br />

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and Maoriwomen have higher ratesofaffectedlivebirths than<br />

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feedback on whether the governmentshould:<br />

• continue with the current voluntaryapproachoffortifying up<br />

to 50% of packaged sliced bread<br />

• ask industry to enhance the voluntary approach to fortify<br />

80% of packaged sliced bread,or<br />

• introduce mandatory fortification of bread, bread-making<br />

wheatflour,orall wheatflour.<br />

Alloptionswould exclude organic products.<br />

“Folic acid fortification is an effective way to reduce our rate of<br />

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

Rural&Lifestyle<br />

Feds to host water meeting<br />

Federated Farmers is hosting a<br />

community engagement meeting in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on Monday night to<br />

voice concerns they have over the<br />

Government’s essential freshwater<br />

proposal.<br />

The meeting is open to all Mid<br />

Canterbury farmers, business<br />

owners and community members<br />

to attend.<br />

Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury<br />

provincial president David<br />

Clark said the meeting, which is on<br />

at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Event Centre on<br />

Monday night, from 7pm, will<br />

discuss concerns around the freshwater<br />

proposals, points raised in<br />

the Federated Farmers submission<br />

to government on the proposal and<br />

will include their national and local<br />

views on steps that should be taken<br />

to improve water quality.<br />

‘‘It’s for all farmers and we’re<br />

encouraging people, business<br />

owners, other people that are<br />

directly and indirectly involved in<br />

the Mid Canterbury economy...to<br />

come along because this (proposal<br />

as its written) will affect them.’’<br />

Speakers will include Federated<br />

Farmers national president Katie<br />

Milne, board member, environment<br />

and water spokesperson<br />

Chris Allen, chief executive officer<br />

Terry Copeland, policy manager<br />

Gavin Forrest and Dr Paul Le<br />

Merre.<br />

‘‘We want people to understand<br />

the position that we’ve taken in our<br />

submission, what our view of<br />

appropriate solutions are and why<br />

David Clark<br />

we are so concerned about that.<br />

‘‘This will hurt business owners<br />

and employers as much as it will<br />

hurt farmers in its current form.’’<br />

Mr Clark said no economic<br />

analysis had been done on the<br />

proposal and how it would affect<br />

communities but, in the Action for<br />

Freshwater discussion document<br />

on page 86, there is reference to an<br />

analysis, done by Environment<br />

Canterbury’s head scientist Dr Tim<br />

Davie in 2017, using similar cutbacks<br />

for the Waihora Selwyn<br />

Zone.<br />

Mr Clark said the ECan report<br />

stated: ‘‘land use change of this<br />

scale would have very substantial<br />

implications for the catchment.<br />

There would effectively be no<br />

irrigation or intensive land use in<br />

the catchment, and forestry or<br />

extensive grazing would dominate<br />

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the landscape. Such large scale<br />

effective retirement of intensive<br />

land has not been experienced in<br />

New Zealand on any scale and the<br />

implications would be far reaching.<br />

There would be significant changes<br />

in the social structure of the<br />

catchment with the forestry or<br />

extensive grazing resulting in fewer<br />

farms, reduction in employment,<br />

losses of economic value in land,<br />

significant loss in equity and<br />

depending on the time scale, bankruptcy<br />

for those with debt that<br />

could not be managed through the<br />

transmission.’’<br />

‘‘These are not my words, these<br />

are the words of Dr Tim Davie,<br />

ECan chief scientist,’’ Mr Clark<br />

said.<br />

‘‘That is why we are very concerned<br />

for the future of Mid<br />

Canterbury.’’<br />

He said Southland was also<br />

hosting asimilar meeting in their<br />

district, but Mid Canterbury was<br />

leading the charge as it had ‘‘huge<br />

implications for our community’’,<br />

he said.<br />

He said the district’s farmers<br />

were already on ajourney with the<br />

existing Canterbury Land and<br />

Water Plan, which had some tough<br />

goals but farmers were fully<br />

engaged with it to improve water<br />

quality.<br />

‘‘We are years down the track on<br />

that and it is showing results... (but)<br />

what’s being proposed is aset of<br />

goals with no chance of achieving,’’<br />

he said.<br />

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Stock<br />

Wandering stockhas beena<br />

big issue for the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

council, with 43 incidents<br />

from January to June.<br />

Areport to the council’s<br />

Environmental Services<br />

Committee said in thattime<br />

88 dogs had been impounded,<br />

four destroyed, 11<br />

rehomed, 29 infringements<br />

issued.<br />

There had been 22<br />

reports of dog attacks, 21<br />

rushings, and 368 nonurgent<br />

incidents.<br />

Ben eyeing arable<br />

agronomy career<br />

A stroke of luck seven<br />

years ago has put a<br />

Geraldine student on a<br />

path to becoming an<br />

arable agronomist.<br />

Ben Chambers, 17, is<br />

about to embark on his<br />

final set of exams at<br />

Geraldine High School.<br />

The Year 13 student<br />

has been secretary of the<br />

school’s thriving TeenAg<br />

club for the past two<br />

years.<br />

Last week he was<br />

named TeenAg Member<br />

of the Year for the<br />

Aorangi region.<br />

‘‘It was a bit of a<br />

shock. I’m quite ahumble<br />

person, so it’s hard<br />

for me to talk about<br />

winning the award,’’ said<br />

Ben.<br />

Ben has been raised in<br />

town. He got interested<br />

in agriculture by chance<br />

in 2013, when he was in<br />

Year 7.<br />

‘‘I was asked to fill a<br />

spot in an AgriKidsNZ<br />

team. That sparked my<br />

passion and got the ball<br />

rolling from there,’’ he<br />

said.<br />

The talented trio<br />

made it to the national<br />

grand final of the agricultural<br />

competition in<br />

Auckland.<br />

Ben went on to join<br />

Geraldine High School’s<br />

TeenAg club, which has<br />

44 members.<br />

‘‘The thing Ilike most<br />

about TeenAg are the<br />

opportunities to learn<br />

about the food and fibre<br />

sector,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘I’ve competed at two<br />

FMG Junior Young Farmer<br />

of the Year grand<br />

finals and it’s afun way<br />

to meet people.’’<br />

‘‘Being secretary of<br />

our club has taught me a<br />

lot of time management<br />

Geraldine’s Ben Chambers has been named<br />

TeenAg Member of the Year for the Aorangi<br />

region.<br />

skills which will come in<br />

handy,’’ he said.<br />

Ben has been part of<br />

his school’s Primary<br />

Industries Academy<br />

since he was in Year 11.<br />

‘‘It’s nationally recognised<br />

and has helped me<br />

build my skills, knowledge<br />

and qualifications,’’<br />

he said.<br />

‘‘I’ve done work placements<br />

on a dairy farm<br />

and adeer farm.’’<br />

Ben plans to study a<br />

Bachelor of Agricultural<br />

Science at Lincoln University<br />

next year.<br />

Prior to then, he’s<br />

landed a summer job<br />

making silage for Hayden<br />

Mackenzie Contracting.<br />

‘‘I start in late November<br />

after my exams and<br />

work through until the<br />

end of January,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘It will be agreat way<br />

to see a bit of South<br />

Canterbury and earn<br />

some money before<br />

going to university.’’<br />

Ben credits teacher<br />

Sarah Foley­Smith, who<br />

oversees the school’s<br />

TeenAg club, with helping<br />

him achieve his goals.<br />

He is aiming to work<br />

as an arable agronomist<br />

when he graduates.<br />

Ben has worked parttime<br />

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Geraldine store<br />

for the past three years.<br />

There are 12 TeenAg<br />

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No guns, but asbestos<br />

found under concrete<br />

There were no firearms<br />

buried in the foundation<br />

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

Countybuilding, as first<br />

thought, but asbestos<br />

wrapping usedonpipesis<br />

being removed.<br />

Contractors CleanTech<br />

havebeen on­site since<br />

lastweek.<br />

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

finance andbusiness<br />

supportmanager Paul<br />

Brake saidinitialscans<br />

showedananomalyinthe<br />

foundation, now<br />

understoodtobe<br />

pipework.<br />

Any asbestosfoundin<br />

the enclosedarea will be<br />

bagged,then the bags<br />

decontaminated,before<br />

removed fromthe site.<br />

WorkSafe and<br />

specialist advisers have<br />

beeninvolved.<br />

The county building,<br />

garages behindit, andthe<br />

nearby Methodistchurch<br />

hall, andthe formerPaul<br />

May building, have been<br />

demolished to make way<br />

for thecouncil’s new<br />

$51.6mcivic and library<br />

building.<br />

Photo:Atentset up<br />

overanentrypoint on the<br />

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

county building, andan<br />

extraction unit.<br />

Labour MP Jo Luxton comments<br />

Two years of progress<br />

Did you know the coalition<br />

Government just<br />

celebrated two years<br />

since the election?<br />

That’s two years of<br />

meaningful progress on<br />

our ambition to build a<br />

New Zealand where<br />

people who have been<br />

struggling for too long<br />

can have the chance to<br />

thrive.<br />

Almost two years<br />

ago, Jacinda Ardern<br />

gave a moving speech<br />

responding to the news<br />

that she would be the<br />

next Prime Minister of<br />

New Zealand. She said<br />

‘‘we believe in aGovernment<br />

that looks<br />

after its environment<br />

and that ultimately<br />

looks after its people’’.<br />

I’m sure many of you<br />

felt the same way Idid<br />

listening to that ­filled<br />

with hope, pride and<br />

resolve<br />

Out of this vision, we<br />

have made real progress<br />

for all New Zealanders.<br />

We’ve made big<br />

investments in mental<br />

health so people can<br />

get help at their local<br />

GP. I’ve mentioned<br />

previously that Three<br />

Rivers <strong>Ashburton</strong> is<br />

one of the practices to<br />

receive these initial<br />

investments. We’ve<br />

funded new cancer<br />

treatment equipment<br />

like radiation machines<br />

and new cancer drugs<br />

and we’ve increased<br />

school funding so parents<br />

don’t have to pay<br />

for school donations or<br />

NCEA fees.<br />

Day by day, we’ve<br />

been tackling our long<br />

term challenges headon.<br />

We’re putting<br />

money back in the pockets<br />

of the hard working<br />

New Zealanders<br />

who need it most.<br />

We’ve raised the minimum<br />

wage to $17.70,<br />

we’ve brought in the<br />

Families Package,<br />

which will lift around<br />

64,000 children out of<br />

poverty. We’ve<br />

extended paid parental<br />

leave. 92,000 new jobs<br />

have been created<br />

under this Government.<br />

We’re also cleaning<br />

up our environment,<br />

making rivers swimmable<br />

again, and progressing<br />

real action on climate<br />

change. We’re<br />

building schools, hospitals,<br />

and thousands of<br />

state houses, and investing<br />

record amounts in<br />

road safety and public<br />

transport.<br />

Because of the magnitude<br />

of the challenges<br />

we’re facing ­like climate<br />

change, and the legacies<br />

of the housing crisis<br />

and child poverty, it can<br />

sometimes be easy to<br />

forget how far we’ve<br />

come in the last two<br />

years.<br />

But two years on, I<br />

want to take this opportunity<br />

to take stock. In<br />

2017 New Zealanders<br />

gave us the chance to<br />

form aGovernment that<br />

does things differently. I<br />

continue to feel honoured<br />

to be aMember of<br />

Parliament based right<br />

here in Rangitata, and I<br />

don’t take this privilege<br />

for granted. I am committed<br />

to being an advocate<br />

for our community,<br />

and making sure we get<br />

our fair share. There’s<br />

still so much to do, but<br />

I’m deeply proud of the<br />

progress we are making.<br />

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Martin Hawes, Authorised Financial Adviser and<br />

Chair of the Summer Investment Committee<br />

Club news<br />

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

Group<br />

President Julie Fechney<br />

welcomedmembers to the<br />

<strong>October</strong> meeting of the<br />

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

Group. The two visitors<br />

were especially welcomed.<br />

Gerald told us a<br />

little of the activities of<br />

the Orewa Writing Group<br />

that hebelongs to.<br />

Debbie read a quotation<br />

–<br />

“The difference<br />

between the almost right<br />

word and the right word<br />

is…the difference<br />

between the lightning bug<br />

and the lightning.”<br />

PROGRESSIVE<br />

STORY: Julie read the<br />

chapter she had written<br />

for the story, Rae is to<br />

write the next chapter.<br />

The Assignment for the<br />

meeting was “I Had A<br />

Dream”. Members wrote<br />

of rose tinted glasses, battle<br />

sounds, another day<br />

done, wall of pain, laughter<br />

and love, sitting in my<br />

pushchair, and guilty or<br />

not guilty.<br />

The instant exercise<br />

was to use the words<br />

“monkey, orange, apple”.<br />

Members wrote of<br />

apple aday, outcast animals,<br />

climbing hay bales,<br />

on my shoulder, shrunken<br />

blue whale incognito.<br />

The meeting concluded<br />

at 3pm with afternoon<br />

tea.<br />

The November assignment<br />

is “How Did We<br />

Even…”<br />

Contact Rae on 308<br />

8927.<br />

Join Martin as he outlines the benefits of adopting aninvestment<br />

approach in the current interest rate environment and explains<br />

the changes to KiwiSaver for over-65’s recently introduced.<br />

Joining Martin will be Authorised Financial Advisers from<br />

Forsyth Barr who will be on hand toanswer any questions.<br />

Date:<br />

Time:<br />

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Fireworks planned<br />

Fireworks displays are<br />

planned in Rakaia and<br />

Ruapuna early next<br />

month.<br />

The Lions Club of<br />

Rakaia will host its<br />

annual fireworks night<br />

event on November 2.<br />

The family­focused<br />

evening will be held in<br />

Rakaia Domain and<br />

there is a gold coin<br />

entry.<br />

The evening includes<br />

entertainment from<br />

cover band Kopy Kats<br />

and food and drink. The<br />

event starts at 5.30pm,<br />

with the fireworks blasting<br />

off afew hours later.<br />

Ruapuna will host a<br />

fireworks event on<br />

November 9from 6.30pm<br />

onwards.<br />

To be held in the<br />

Ruapuna Domain, those<br />

attending are asked to<br />

bring abox of fireworks<br />

to put towards the display<br />

and also aplate to share.<br />

The Mayfield Rural<br />

Fire Force will coordinate<br />

the fireworks<br />

spectacle.


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Some anglers at Lake<br />

Opuha, near Fairlie,<br />

caught bag limits before<br />

lunch after the opening<br />

of the freshwater fishing<br />

season.<br />

Despite cool weather,<br />

thousands ofkeen anglers<br />

around the country<br />

have been enjoying success<br />

as theytry to catch a<br />

trout for the family dinner<br />

table.<br />

The <strong>2019</strong>­20 season<br />

began on <strong>October</strong> 1, with<br />

lakes, streams and rivers<br />

reopening after being<br />

closed over winter to<br />

allow trout to complete<br />

their breeding season<br />

undisturbed.<br />

The new fishing<br />

season coincides with<br />

the school holidays and<br />

Fish &Game has been<br />

encouraging parents to<br />

take their children fishing<br />

as great holiday<br />

activity.<br />

Reports fromFish and<br />

Game’s 12regions indicate<br />

good success for<br />

many anglers.<br />

Down south, Fish &<br />

Game staff say with the<br />

big Canterbury rivers in<br />

flood, the clear lowland<br />

streams and lakes<br />

became the angling hotspot.<br />

"Often overlooked in<br />

favour ofthe big rivers,<br />

the smaller rivers<br />

streams that are not subject<br />

to alpine rainfall are<br />

great choices for anglers<br />

to visit when heavy rain<br />

fills up rivers like the<br />

Rakaia and Waimakariri"<br />

says North Canterbury<br />

acting manager<br />

Richard Cosgrove.<br />

In the Central South<br />

Island region, despite<br />

early morning snowfalls,<br />

anglers were out in their<br />

dozens onLake Opuha.<br />

Some anglers on Lake<br />

Opuha had caught their<br />

bag limit of four trout<br />

before lunchtime.<br />

"On West Coast majority<br />

of anglers who found<br />

some water that wasn’t<br />

too discoloured from<br />

recent rain were able to<br />

connect with afish or two"<br />

says West Coast Fish and<br />

Game officer Baylee Kersten.<br />

"It’s fantastic how the<br />

opening of the fishing<br />

season has aligned with<br />

school holidays this year,<br />

all we need now is some<br />

nice weather to take the<br />

kids out." Kersten says.<br />

Rivers inthe west and<br />

north of the Southland<br />

region were in great fishing<br />

order especially for<br />

spin and bait fishing. Fish<br />

and Game staff were ranging<br />

on the middle<br />

reaches of the Aparima<br />

River as well as the Oreti<br />

and Mavora Lakes.<br />

Transport agency<br />

seeks feedback<br />

The NZ Transport<br />

Agency is identifying<br />

state highways where<br />

lower speed limits could<br />

make abig difference in<br />

preventing deaths and<br />

serious injuries, and<br />

where communities are<br />

calling for change.<br />

South Canterbury/<br />

North Otago has two<br />

communities where residents<br />

have been wanting<br />

aspeed review for some<br />

time and both welcome<br />

the announcement of the<br />

required formal speed<br />

review consultation opening.<br />

Residents of Glenavy<br />

and Waitaki, on both<br />

sides of the Waitaki<br />

River, want to see the<br />

speeds in their area<br />

reduced.<br />

In Winchester, north of<br />

Timaru, residents want to<br />

see the 50km/h zone<br />

extended to incorporate<br />

the many residences and<br />

businesses on the north<br />

side of the town.<br />

“We are proposing to<br />

reduce the existing 70km/<br />

hspeed limit in Glenavy<br />

to 60km/h and then<br />

reduce the speed from<br />

<strong>10</strong>0km/h to 80km/h over<br />

the Waitaki Bridge and<br />

through the settlement on<br />

the south side of the<br />

bridge,” says Jim Harland,<br />

director of regional<br />

relationships for the<br />

Transport Agency.<br />

There have been 26<br />

crashes onthis stretch of<br />

highway in the last ten<br />

years (2009 ­ 2018)<br />

resulting in one person<br />

being killed, three seriously<br />

injured, and<br />

another 16 people receiving<br />

minor injuries.<br />

“In Winchester, the<br />

busy intersection where<br />

North Street meets State<br />

Highway 1ina<strong>10</strong>0km/h<br />

zone causes a lot of<br />

concern,” says Mr Harland.<br />

“The residents<br />

there were so keen to see<br />

the speed reduced they<br />

recently presented us<br />

with apetition signed by<br />

close to 300 people supporting<br />

the speed<br />

reduction.”<br />

Jo Parke, aresident of<br />

Winchester, has been<br />

keen to see the speed<br />

reduced for years. To<br />

show that it wasn’t just<br />

her and a few of her<br />

neighbours pushing for<br />

this speed review, she<br />

started the petition. An<br />

overwhelming majority<br />

of Winchester residents<br />

and business people<br />

signed the petition in<br />

support of the speed<br />

review. “We have huge<br />

concerns regarding residents’<br />

safety and especially<br />

for the children in<br />

our community because<br />

of the high speedspeople<br />

are travelling through<br />

Winchester,” she says.<br />

Residents were concerned<br />

about multiple<br />

near­misses related to<br />

the current signage and<br />

its visibility relative to<br />

the nearby bend.<br />

Wed 16th <strong>October</strong> 4-8pm<br />

Ashowcase of all of the social options<br />

available including local sports, arts, travel<br />

groups and plenty more. There will be<br />

demonstrations, beginners classes, speakers,<br />

giveaways and more. There is no cost so pop<br />

along and enjoy this informative event.<br />

Free entry<br />

2213137<br />

CROSSWORD<br />

The50+ ConnexionShowcase –<br />

EmbracingLifeOver50<br />

TheSouthAfreakins<br />

Sun 17th November 6.30pm<br />

Helene and Gordon are stuck in arut in South<br />

Africa but immigrate to New Zealand, the result<br />

is hilarious and heart-breaking as they discover<br />

it’s hard work to find ahome. This is adark<br />

comedy, come, watch, enjoy then pay what you<br />

think the show was worth.<br />

Open Hat<br />

Night<br />

SUDOKU<br />

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8538 HARD No. 5190<br />

ACROSS<br />

6. Resound (11)<br />

7. Couple (4)<br />

8. Steer (8)<br />

9. Pick (6)<br />

<strong>10</strong>. Sheen (6)<br />

12. Maintenance (6)<br />

15. Sinew (6)<br />

17. Chatterbox (8)<br />

19. One (4)<br />

20. Murder(11)<br />

DOWN<br />

1. Conquer (8)<br />

2. Country (6)<br />

3. Beetle (6)<br />

4. Execute(4)<br />

5. Improved (6)<br />

6. Attain (5)<br />

11. Unique (8)<br />

13. Outcast(6)<br />

14. Language (6)<br />

15. Lethargic (6)<br />

16. Sheeplike (5)<br />

18. Job (4)<br />

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8538<br />

ACROSS<br />

6. What one would have,toearn the wages of sin (5,2,1,3).<br />

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by ship (3,5). 9. Walk out from the buffet (6). <strong>10</strong>. Laugh<br />

at, when you free in the river (6). 12. Bags of beach wear<br />

(6). 15. At about fifty,ishard to enjoy (6). 17. Anew pal,<br />

invigorating but not romantic (8). 19. Abit taken aback<br />

by the vehicle (4). 20. It’s very fashionable. I’ll say no<br />

more than that (3,4,4).<br />

DOWN<br />

1. Aform of antagonism (8). 2. Ahollow “Caught in the<br />

meshes of aromance” (6). 3. Hurt the feelings of, by takingaway<br />

the tip (6). 4. Not properly shut, whichisashock<br />

(4). 5. Jack, like Edward, is taken down apeg or two (6).<br />

6. Said it’sthe current plan (5). 11.Later on Ibecame one<br />

of the family (8). 13. Finds another tenant for: Lester<br />

Turner (6). 14. The man put on beach wear (6). 15. Quote<br />

it in atranslation from the Cree (6). 16. Resistance against<br />

having abooth (5). 18.Abandoned you (4).<br />

3 4 5 9<br />

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2<br />

5 8 4 7 1<br />

4 2<br />

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5<br />

8 3 9 1<br />

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Solution to previous Sudoku<br />

Howto<br />

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Sudoku!<br />

Fill the grid<br />

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rowand every<br />

3x3 square<br />

containsthe<br />

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Solution to previous crossword<br />

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BOOK<br />

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Fri 22nd &23rd November 7pm &24th 2pm<br />

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Adults $27* /Seated child $18* /<br />

Groundling $<strong>10</strong>*<br />

Cabarnet<br />

Fri 6th &7th December 7:30pm<br />

Full Bodied. Well Rounded and that is just the<br />

lads. Afun filled night to raise funds for Variety<br />

Theatre <strong>Ashburton</strong> featuring the talent Tainui<br />

Kuru, Chris Woods, Heath Walters, Tony Kelly,<br />

Daniel Wilson and Luke Glendining.<br />

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>10</strong> <strong>October</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 29<br />

WIN ENTERTAINMENT<br />

Dakota Breeze<br />

JONNYELDER CAMERON WALSH JOSHUABLAIKE<br />

Blues,Country,<br />

Funk and Classics<br />

Saturday, <strong>October</strong>12th<br />

7:30pm till late<br />

SADDLE<br />

FOR SALE<br />

It is an English,<br />

fullymounted 16½ inch<br />

general purposesaddle<br />

in excellent condition.<br />

Forfurther information,<br />

please ring<br />

308 4502 evenings<br />

LPG<br />

REFILLS<br />

Small LPG cylinders<br />

Off Street Parking<br />

Available<br />

Arthur Cates Ltd<br />

26 McNally Street<br />

Ph 308 5397<br />

Riverside Industrial Estate<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Club &MSA<br />

266Havelock2<br />

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

Phone308P<br />

7149<br />

www.ashburtonclub.co.nz<br />

2213881<br />

22<strong>10</strong>093<br />

acakefor your<br />

special person with<br />

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

Birthdays this week<br />

Brodie Fransen, 12th <strong>October</strong>,aged 21<br />

NancyElliott,14th <strong>October</strong>,aged 83<br />

Andrew Webb,14th <strong>October</strong>,aged 6<br />

VinnyTait,16th <strong>October</strong><br />

TomWaddell,16th <strong>October</strong><br />

GeorgieProuting,17th <strong>October</strong>,aged 11<br />

Congratulations to last weeks winner!<br />

Finn Talbot<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 <strong>10</strong>.00am TUESDAY<br />

ONLYONE ENTRYWILL BE SUBMITTED<br />

INTOTHE DRAW PER NOMINEE<br />

SELL<br />

KLEMENS CATHCART<br />

2214154<br />

LPG REFILLS<br />

9kg cylinders<br />

$27.50<br />

Askabout our<br />

deliveryservice<br />

Anysizecylinder filled<br />

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

Phone 307 2707<br />

2180822<br />

MY Boutique, shop clearance<br />

clothing store. Ladies and<br />

menswear, genuine<br />

bargains. Still CCC $20<br />

bargains. Triangle Shopping<br />

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

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

POTATOES; Nadine &Agria<br />

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

only, ’special’ <strong>10</strong>kg Nadine<br />

& Agria $7.50 per bag.<br />

Nadine seed potatoes<br />

$2.50kg. 81 Elizabeth<br />

Street, phone 027 531<br />

9<strong>10</strong>3 or 03 308 3195.<br />

TRUCK DRIVERS AND<br />

PEA HARVESTER DRIVERS<br />

Some people are just born todrive!<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Driving isn’t for everyone, but for some people, they’re right at home behindthe<br />

wheel.Well,hereisanopportunity to driveall around the beautiful mid-Canterbury<br />

region, and to drivefor aname that standsfor quality, reliability and goodness.<br />

Talley’s is abig name in New Zealand, and as one of the largest privately owned<br />

companies inthe South Island, we employ close to <strong>10</strong>00 full-time staff and an<br />

additional 600 staff across the seasons atnine different locations.<br />

Right now we’re on the lookout for seasonal Truck Drivers and also seasonal<br />

Harvester &Tractor Drivers. It’s the chance to do something you enjoy, while<br />

getting all the benefits ofworking for one of New Zealand’s biggest food<br />

production and supply groups.<br />

You may be astudent, perhaps you’re looking for achange, oritcould bethat<br />

you’re semi-retired -whatever your circumstances, this is agreat opportunity to<br />

drive your career further.<br />

Truck Drivers<br />

Ideally you’ll have aclass 2or4licence to operate our company-owned late<br />

model pea trucks toand from our factory located in Fairton, but if not, we’d<br />

happily train you upsothat you can obtain the licence.<br />

Pea Harvester Drivers<br />

Aclass 2and heavy wheels endorsement on your licence would be preferable, but<br />

full training will be offered to the right person.<br />

Driving for Talley’s means driving inmodern trucks, working consistent hours,<br />

earning good wages and having the opportunity for overtime.<br />

At Talley’s, wecare about the safety and wellbeing of all our people, which iswhy<br />

we operate a<strong>10</strong>0% drug-free environment. You’ll be required to undergo preemployment<br />

and random drug screening. Only applicants with the right to work in<br />

NZ need apply.<br />

Email your CV and references to:<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>.Hr@talleys.co.nz or completeanapplication form onsite at our<br />

Guardhouse:125 FairfieldRoad, Fairton. Please specify the role youare applying for.<br />

2069759<br />

DELIVERYPEOPLE<br />

wanted<br />

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

every Thursdayafternoon in the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>urban area.<br />

Shssssssh..............it’s<br />

classified<br />

Phone Leonie on<br />

308 7664 or email<br />

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

2172548<br />

Ourclassified advertising Really<br />

works,and it Won’tcost youanarm<br />

and aleg.Use the form in our paper<br />

or call at 199 Burnett St, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

24 wordsfor $8. That’s abargain!<br />

2172800<br />

Do youhaveaneye fordetail?<br />

Areyou able to work under pressure?<br />

Do youhaveacurrentfull driver’s licence?<br />

Areyou up forachallenge?<br />

We are looking for amotivated get the job done<br />

rightkind of person to join our fast paced team.<br />

Your main responsibility would bethe detailing of<br />

all vehicles thatare processed through our shop,to<br />

enable these to be deliveredinA1condition to our<br />

clients.<br />

Youwould be responsible for all the cleaning and<br />

odd jobs around our premises as well as helping us<br />

out with Goulds Towing when required.Fromtime<br />

to time you may be required to deliver vehicles to<br />

our clients, aswell as run odd jobs around town<br />

when required.<br />

This position is available forimmediate start.<br />

Call or come and see us now.<br />

PANELCRAFT<br />

COLLISION REPAIR CENTRE<br />

UBEND IT.....WE MEND IT<br />

South Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone 3085238<br />

ANDY’SPAINT &DECORATING<br />

ANDY’SPAINTING &DECORATING<br />

PAINTER WANTED<br />

BrushHand/Apprentice<br />

We areawellknown business in MidCanterbury<br />

and arelooking forabrush hand/apprenticewho<br />

is honest,reliable, keen to work,ateam player and<br />

holds afull or restricteddrivers licence.<br />

This position maysuit aschool leaverlooking fora<br />

trade or someone looking forachange.<br />

Full training will be provided.<br />

Phone Andy<br />

0274 354 646 or 03 302 6992<br />

CALF REARER<br />

We arelooking forsomeone to help<br />

assist with calf rearing. Hours will be between<br />

2to3hours per dayfor 6to8weeks.<br />

Starttimeinthe morning negotiable to suit other<br />

commitments. May suit someonewith school<br />

aged children looking fora<br />

bit extramoney beforeChristmas.<br />

PhoneLee-Anne on 0273092608<br />

DAIRYFARM<br />

WORKER WANTED<br />

15kmeastof<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

450 cows<br />

36 aside<br />

herringbone shed<br />

Phone<br />

027 3336838<br />

2209322<br />

WANTED TO BUY<br />

METAL, heavy etc. Free<br />

light-grade metal in-yard<br />

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays<br />

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.<br />

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

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford<br />

Forest Road (behind<br />

Placemakers). Phone 03<br />

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.<br />

WANTED: Caravan fridge.<br />

Carpet 11’x7’ minimum.<br />

Car seat covers. Snare<br />

drum, drum accessories.<br />

Sell: 3caravans NZ; 20ft,<br />

18ft, 15ft. 03 308 5193, 027<br />

204 9709.<br />

GARAGE SALES<br />

GARAGE sale Saturday 12th<br />

<strong>October</strong>, Pages Road,<br />

9.00am start. All sorts. Sign<br />

at gate.<br />

2213685<br />

2214397<br />

2215207<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 />

BACK Country: Enjoy a<br />

guided visit with David<br />

Howden; <strong>October</strong> 16.<br />

Includes Hakatere Stone<br />

Hut, Lake Heron, lunch.<br />

Home pick-up, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

town. John & Kathleen<br />

Lawler, Rakaia 03 302<br />

7328.<br />

NELSON, Picton; November<br />

22-26, D.B.B. hotels; Farewell<br />

Spit, catamaran sailing,<br />

Queen Charlotte<br />

Sound mail boat, Omaka<br />

Aviation collection. For<br />

details, John & Kathleen<br />

Lawler, Rakaia, 03 302<br />

7328.<br />

WHITE Herons, December<br />

6-8; Rick Stirling’s Clarence<br />

River, Rainbow Safari,<br />

December 15-17; D.B.B.<br />

accomodation. Two great<br />

tours. Book now! John &<br />

Kathleen Lawler, Rakaia 03<br />

302 7328.


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PLUMBING, drainlaying,<br />

blocked drains. Phone<br />

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing<br />

on 027 555 5575 or 308<br />

1248 (Master Plumbers &<br />

Drainlayers).<br />

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

ENQUIRE ABOUT<br />

LEAF AND<br />

SNOWGUARD<br />

ALTERATIONS,<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<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 42<strong>10</strong>.<br />

CARPET cleaning -Powerful<br />

equipment & fast drying.<br />

Upholstery, mats and rugs.<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

03 307 8870 2131556<br />

PANELBEATING and spray<br />

Manufacturers &Installers of:<br />

Allworkmanship guaranteed painting of cars, trucks,<br />

buses, horse floats &<br />

URGENT CARE CLINIC<br />

motorhomes, caravans,<br />

•Continuous Spouting -Fascia•DownPipes<br />

trailers, farm machinery, jet WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS<br />

boats. Light engineering IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

and aluminium welding. Forall othermedical assistanceoutside of normal<br />

Bus &Truck Bodyworks, 17 hours please phone your generalpracticeteam, 24/7,<br />

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

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou<br />

Phone 307 0378.<br />

free healthadvice on whattodoorwheretogoifyou<br />

WINDSCREENS -N.Z. Auto<br />

need urgentcare.<br />

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

anywhere. 24 hour emergency<br />

service. Phone Wil-<br />

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

Ben Ananais Brian Danny Kurtis<br />

son’s Windscreens 03 308 All non-residents and visa holders please bring your<br />

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

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.<br />

ALPS<br />

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

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

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

021 808 739 or 308 4380<br />

PERSONAL<br />

Saturday12th <strong>October</strong> is TinwaldMedical Centre,<br />

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

33 Archibald Street.They will hold surgeries from<br />

CONTINUOUS SPOUTING www.alpscontinuousspouting.co.nz Beautiful Lady Looking<br />

<strong>10</strong>.00am until 12.00pm and from 6.00pm until 7.00pm.<br />

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

Blue/Green eyes with fair<br />

No appointmentnecessary. Surgeryphone 308 6565.<br />

SUN Control Window Tinting: hair,slim figureand ahappy<br />

Sunday13th <strong>October</strong> is <strong>Ashburton</strong>Health First,<br />

Privacy, UV, glare, heat<br />

disposition. Interests include<br />

308 Havelock Street.<br />

control for homes -offices -<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

and cars. Phone Craig dining out,travel, dancing and<br />

Rogers 307 6347, member down to earth fun! Genuine<br />

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

of Master Tinters NZ.<br />

replies only from gentage 60+ Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the<br />

weekend and public holidays please telephone<br />

FORALL YOUR TILING - For all your tiling To makecontactcall<br />

requirements including kitchen<br />

splash backs, flooring<br />

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

0800 315 311.<br />

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8<strong>10</strong>5<br />

•LawnMowing<br />

2213957<br />

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com<br />

•Pruning<br />

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

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

•Garden Maintenance call Kevin on 027 496 8314.<br />

FOR LEASE<br />

the answer phone.<br />

•Gutter Cleaning<br />

•Rubbish Removal TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV<br />

block, glare, heat control,<br />

RENT ME! PHARMACIES<br />

Call us TODAY safety, security, privacy,<br />

Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,<br />

foraFREE quote frosting films, solar protective<br />

window films. Free<br />

East Street will be open on<br />

mending ENGRAVERS - Local <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

business for all your<br />

Sundaymorning from <strong>10</strong>.00am until1.00pm<br />

Ph 0800 4546 546 quotes, 20 years local service.<br />

Phone 0800 368 468<br />

Saturdaymorning from 9.00am until 1.00pm<br />

engraving and new trophy<br />

(0800 4jimjim)<br />

now, Bill Breukelaar,<br />

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

requirements. Fast, friendly<br />

and professional service.<br />

ROOF Painting - Spring www.tintawindow.co.nz<br />

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open<br />

Call/text Trudy at 311<br />

special - Free quote -<br />

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

Engravers, 022 600 7144,<br />

Phone Chris on 0800 677 TV Reception Specialists for<br />

Ideal as an extra<br />

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

Facebook.<br />

246 - Registered Master all your digital freeview<br />

Painters.<br />

installations and repairs, bedroomoroffice.<br />

Closed Public Holidays<br />

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>10</strong> <strong>October</strong> <strong>2019</strong>, Page 31<br />

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