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Shearing stars show how it’s done

Proudparentsand big crowd welcome world champion home

By John Keast

World champion blade shearer Allan

Oldfield battled the heat ­and sheep

with broken wool ­inLeDorat,

France, to become the best in the

world.

It was pretty tough, too, when he

came home to Geraldine ­everyone

wanted to shake his hand and buy

him adrink.

Mr Oldfield and team­mate Tony

Dobbs, of Fairlie, with whom he won

the team title, were cheered as they

strode on to Geraldine’s Village

Green on Sunday.

Mr Oldfield won the individual

and team world blade shearing titles.

Waiting in Geraldine were six

sheep, an expectant crowd, and

proud mum Jo Dolan on the

microphone.

Also in the crowd were Allan’s

grandfathers, Pat Dolan of Temuka

and former South Canterbury

identity Harry Oldfield, who now

lives in Taupo.

Mr Oldfield, taught to shear by his

father Phil, won the individual and

team world blade shearing

championships in France in July.

He took atitle that has been held

by South African shearers since 1992.

Both shearers spoke briefly before

getting on to amobile shearing

platform and doing what the crowd

had come to see ­experts cutting the

fleece off sheep.

Mr Oldfield was first, working

quietly in the October sun.

He said the Kiwi shearers in

Allan Oldfield in action

France soon learned the going was

going to be tough as the Texel ewes

had just lambed, meaning the wool

would be ‘‘broken’’, or had abreak in

growth.

‘‘There were 53 blade shearers in

the all­nations and after the heats it

was down to 12 for the semi finals.

‘‘Luckily Imade it through in fifth

position but unfortunately Tony and

my father (Phil) missed the cut at

13th and 17th respectively. Irealised

Ihad some serious work ahead of me

to get around these sheep.’’

Fairlie ace Tony Dobbs

Mr Oldfield said he wasn’t

completely happy with the way he

shore in the first round of the final ­

but it was enough to put him on top

of the leader board.

He had four sheep in the semis ­

and it gave him achance to test his

speed.

He qualified second behind a

South African shearer.

Heat and nervousness meant he

did not get alot of sleep before the

Sunday finals.

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Health models in action

Donors who contributed

to the Rural Health Academic

Centre Ashburton

(RHACA), based at Ashburton

Hospital, got an

exclusive simulation

demonstration in the

facility this week.

RHACA partners

from Canterbury DHB,

University of Otago,

Advance Ashburton

Community Foundation,

Mackenzie Charitable

Foundation and individual

donors got see the

centre’s medical simulation

models in use for the

first time.

The introduction of

RHACA at Ashburton

Hospital was first

announced by Advance

Ashburton in 2016.

The project budget

was $450k over three

years and together with

other individual donations,

has enabled the

purchase of three simulation

models.

Initially an adult and

child were installed, and

we are now pleased to

announce the third

‘‘baby’’ simulation model

has arrived in Ashburton.

‘‘Without donations

and support from our

project partners and

Ace shearers get warm welcome in Geraldine

From Page 1

In the individual final

shearers had three Texel

ewes and three Suffolk

lambs to shear.

‘‘I chose to shear the

worst of my Texels first

and didn’t do the best

job on her but asIgot

into my second sheep,

which was better, I got

into a rhythm and

started to build mypace.

‘‘I waspushing so hard

that I could feel my

focus felt like aphysical

tension, like it was a

muscle pushing me forward.

‘‘I had my father in my

pen cheering me on,

which really helped as I

got to thehalf way point.

‘‘Bythe timeIfinished

my third sheep I had

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other generous individuals,

we wouldn’t have

been able to establish

this training facility,

which will enable the

rural health workforce to

deliver best practice

care,’’ manager of Ashburton

Health Services,

Bernice Marra says.

‘‘We are thrilled to

offer this opportunity for

our partners and donors

to see the simulation

models being used for

Allan Oldfield and grandfathers pat Dolan, left, and Harry Oldfield.

nearly half asheep lead

over the field. I could

occasionally hear the

commentators mention

when shearers went for

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‘‘As I hit the time

button I had a massive

surge of adrenaline as I

realised what had just

happened.’’

He said it was great to

rural health training,’’

Bernice says.

‘‘The simulation

models (we call them ‘the

Sims’), allow clinical staff

and rural health medical

practitioners to practise

real­life scenarios in a

safe environment where

they can familiarise

themselves with clinical

procedures long before

they apply those skills to

real patients,’’ she says.

The open day simulation

involved a trauma

situation with aperson in

amotorcycle accident. A

team of nurses and doctors

managed the lifethreatening

injuries as if

they were caring for a

patient in the acute

assessment unit of Ashburton

Hospital.

RHACA’s purpose is

not just simulation training

but also research and

teaching. Eighteen other

RHACA research projects

are also under way

and others will be added in

time.

‘‘We are confident the

RHACA will encourage

young medical professionals

who train here to

return after they obtain

their qualifications,’’

Bernice says.

Photo: Dr Alex Feberwee

and Dr Steve Withington

check ‘‘vital signs’’ on

the model.

look up to see his father

in the pen.

Mr Oldfield said he

was given a gift from

French President

Emmanuel Macron

‘‘which was ahuge surprise’’.

‘‘I think myfather was

more delighted than

anyone, which Ithink is

fair as he hasspentyears

coaching me.’’

He willdefend histitle

in Scotland in 2022.

As Mr Dobbs shore,

the crowd cheered, and

Mr Oldfield, world

champion, gave a commentary,

saying Mr

Dobbs was a master

shearer. Mr Oldfield

had been shearing in the

Falklands before heading

back to Geraldine.


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Fuel facility planned

for key intersection

McKeown Group is

applying to the Ashburton

council for resource

consent to build and

operate a fuel facility

with associated landscaping

and signage on

the high profile site on

the cornerofRacecourse

Road and State Highway

1.

The proposed fuel

facility will provide 91

Unleaded, Premium 95

Unleaded, and Diesel

fuel, as well as GoClear

diesel exhaust fluid.

The forecourt will feature

three pump islands

allowing six dispenser

locations and the fuel

facilities will be located

under a5.77m high canopy.

A motorhome dump

station, to be connected

to the council’s reticulated

wastewater system,

is also proposed on the

northern side ofthe fuel

facility.

The proposal involves

one access to Racecourse

Road and two accesses to

State Highway 1, all twoway.

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similar levels to the

McKeown site in Portsmouth

Drive, Dunedin at

around 9 million litres

per year in sales.

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site carries around

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1inAshburton.

The proposed fuel

facility is a commercial

activity in a residential

zone.

It will not comply with

zone standard hours of

operation because it will

be open 24 hours, 7days

aweek.

There are also issues

with sight distances and

proposed signs at the

site.

A resource consent

was granted in 2017 for a

non­complying activity to

occupy the site.

The approved activity

was for two businesses; a

tractor and farm machinery

sales and services

business (JJ Ltd) to be

located in the southern

corner of the site, and a

rural­related sales and

service facility.

The proposed fuel

facility will replace the JJ

Ltd building, but the

rural merchandiser and

services outletisstill proposed

to be constructed

on the site. Submissions

on the application close

at 5pm on October 17.

More information at

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Heifer’s antics inspire story

Mid Canterbury dairy

grazier Christine Taylor

has used the antics of a

mischievous heifer ­No.

102 ­ as the basis of a

children’s story, and copies

are going around the

world.

Mrs Taylor said she

and husband Graeme

were hands­on farmers

on their dairy grazing

property at Ruapuna,

and the antics of 102

seemed like ‘‘the perfect

opportunity for achildren’s

story book’’.

It is her first book ­but

another may follow.

Mrs Taylor said she

created the book for

grandchildren, and No.1

grandchild said the book

should bepublished.

It has been and ‘‘she is

so proud’’.

She said she had fun

putting it together, and

was really enjoying the

marketing.

Her book, Where is

102?, is available at

Paper Plus in Ashburton,

Hornby and

Oamaru, in book shops

and cafes in Geraldine,

Staveley, Tekapo and

Twizel. It is now also in

the Waikato.

Copies have been sent

to Scotland, Ireland,

China, Denmark ­ and

‘‘it’s only been on the

market for two weeks’’.

She said thatasachild

growing up there were

always places to hide,

explore and characterbuilding

lessons to learn.

‘‘I enjoyed sharing

that with our children

and now our grandchildren.

I believe children

don’t need expensive

toys tohave fun and

that only boring people

get bored.

‘‘Daily chores on the

farm can always be mixed

up with abit of fun and

adventure, especially

when the grandchildren

are around.

‘‘Imagination and

mischievousness have possibly

been the driver of the

children’s story book.

‘‘The mischievous

heifer 102 seemed like the

perfect opportunity for a

children’s story book,’’

Mrs Taylor said.

The book uses photos

taken on the farm.

Photo: Mrs Taylor on

the farm.

Mayfield St John seeking

more volunteers for unit

Mayfield St John is

looking for more

volunteers to join its

team.

The township has a

fully operational

ambulance and needs

volunteers to ensure

the 24/7 ambulance

service provided can

continue to operate in

the community.

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eveningisbeingheld

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Let’s applaud the steady growth of the district’s small towns

We need toapplaud the

rise and rise of the small

towns of Mid Canterbury.

If we compared, say,

the Methven of today to

the Methven of 20 years

ago, much has changed.

The same istrue, too,

of Mt Somers and Hinds

and Rakaia and, to a

lesser extend, Mayfield,

though Chertsey, Fairton

and Hakatere are

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There will beatwo­lane

temporary road built.

The day long Battle of Long Tan took place in

August 1966 during the Vietnam War.

Awar that history shows governments on both

sides of the Tasman seem to prefer to forget.

Which you certainly will not after seeing this

movie!

Not just for the way the fire fights are shown,

but forthe bravery of the 105 young and mostly

inexperienced Australian soldiers together with

that ofthe three Kiwi artillery observers as they

fight much greater numbers of both North

Vietnamese soldiers and Viet Cong.

The three Kiwi observers, particularly Captain

Maurice Stanley, who by constantly radioing

accurate coordinates back to161 Battery ofNZ

Artillery, played amajor part inboth halting

the North Vietnamese, and reducing ANZAC

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The other towns have

spread: plush new

homes are going up to

the north ofMtSomers,

and the revamped village

green isacredit to

all involved.

Mt Somers is benefiting

from the upswing in

the number of visitors

who seek out the joys of

the Hakatere Conservation

Park, or who fish in

the Ashburton Lakes, or

cycle or wander in the

(largely) unspoiled vastness

that opens up

beyond Hakatere Corner.

That corner, too, is

transformed, with an

information centre and

other displays, and the

existing buildings ­ the

stone cottage, the cookhouse,

the singlemen’s

quarters ­ have been

transformed.

Yet more work is

planned.

Methven is growing

by the day, and its proximity

to Christchurch,

possibly more than Ashburton,

ishelping that,

with new homes going

up around its business

area.

Mt Hutt is the major

winter drawcard, but

Methven has much to

offer at all times.

There has been considerable

growth, too, at

Rakaia, with new homes

and businesses.

We would be remiss

not tomention its walkway

and associated garden

area behind the

village.

There are many

processing plants

nearby, not least Synlait

near Dunsandel.

There are new businesses

atHinds, and it

too has grown.

Its domain has as

many facilities as any,

Inner Wheel members

sew dresses for India

Members of Ashburton Inner

Wheel have used their sewing skills

to make 30 dresses for girls in

India.

The dresses are made for two to

10­year­olds and given to discourage

traffickers and predators from

targeting the girls for slave labour

and prostitution.

Ashburton Inner Wheel member

Judy Kingsbury said seven members

had been involved with making

the dresses.

Another volunteer had made coat

hangers and each dress also came

with ahandkerchief and knickers.

Each dress had achild age on it

and also featured acard saying it

was made by Inner Wheel in New

Zealand, said Mrs Kingsbury.

Dress making material had been

supplied and had been supplemented

with surplus material from Inner

Wheel members.

Each of the 30 dresses is unique

and feature bright colours and

patterns.

More dresses are likely to be

Parachute landing site moved

Amemorandum of understanding has

been drawn up between Skydiving

Kiwis and the Ashburton airport

authority, moving parachute landings

further away from hangars and taxiways.

Ashburton council had adopted the

MOU and operating procedures, and

any reviews, and will forward them to

the Ashburton Airport Health and

Safety Committee for inclusion into a

health and safety manual.

made by the volunteers from Inner

Wheel, said Mrs Kingsbury.

The Dresses for India project

made and packed more than 6000

dresses in New Zealand between

October 2016 and the end of 2018.

Dresses are delivered personally

to the girls and transported to India

by business Bed Bath and Beyond.

Photo: With the 30 dresses are

Ashburton Inner Wheel dress

makers Judy Kingsbury, Rosemary

Moore, Margaret Rickard, Fern

Leadley and Clare Chapman.

The Civil Aviation Act requires a

MOU between airport authorities and

commercial skydiving activity.

Areport said users at the airport

had raised concerns regarding the

landing area for skydivers.

and its new playground,

courtesy of alocal service

club, is adrawcard

not only for locals but for

passers­by.

An artist mentioned

several weeks ago how

much she enjoyed getting

out of Christchurch and

driving across the plains

to Methven.

She could just as easily

have said Mt Somers or

Mayfield.

­John Keast

Column

Seven

The broadcasting of

Ashburton council

meetings is welcomed,

and it has, in asmall

way, changed

behaviour.That is not

to say the behaviour of

councillors was bad,

only that they are far

more aware now that

everything that is said

and done is seen and

heard by anaudience

outside the council

chamber. And meeting

chairs are sticklers for

time, tellingcouncillors

that they will be live

soon. Asaving grace is

that the camera’s field

of view does not include

the scribblers on the

sideline.

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Long­time residents

are used to wildspring

weather. And while

some werefrantically

covering spudsashail

and snow flurriesswept

in recently, anew

resident, from the

Philippines, was

outside dancing. Shetill

now ­had never

seen snow and missed

out during winter.Soto

have somearrive, albeit

briefly, in spring,was a

joy. She danced,she

tried to film it (in the

dark) and she was

implored to go back

insidebyher husband,

also from the

Philippines, who feared

she might get sick.

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of it and danced and

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Recycling audit

Ashburton council

audited 429 recycling bins

around the district

between August 26 and

September 16 and just 25

were rejected due to

being contaminated with

rubbish.

The rejected bins

represent 5.8 per cent of

the total.

The areas audited were

Lake Hood, Hinds, Mayfield

and Tinwald and the

percentage of bins in the

samples that were

rejected due to contamination

in those areas were

respectively 0%, 6.4%,

5.2% and 10.4%.

Those most frequent

items of contamination

were clothing, garden

waste, food waste and

some nappies.

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School support for foodbank

Hampstead School has supported

the foodbank at St Vincent

de Paul with alarge donation of

non­perishable goods.

The end of term mufti day

asked children to bring in acan,

or dried goods to support the

foodbank.

The school has 12 pupils in

its Young Vinnies group.

There are also Young Vinnies

groups at St Joseph’s

School and Our Lady of The

Snows in Methven.

Groups are co­ordinated by

Anna Young and members are

involved with a number of

activities in the community,

including visiting elderly people

and rest homes and bagging

kindling for distribution by St

Vincent de Paul.

Photo: Hampstead School’s

Young Vinnies with some of the

donated perishable goods, back

row, Isope Maile, Cullen Young

(in pram), Evangelene Hamill,

Ma’a Lene, Liam Lawn,

Kymani­Cruz Pupuke, Harry

Tabener, front, Molly Blackburn,

Harry Trott, Cherish

Moti, Ethan Marriott and Rory

Leckie­Hemi.

Tennis programme ahit

On court and giving tennis agoare Leo Acland, 9, and Charles Williams, 6.

Young tennis players have

enjoyed learning newskills

and practising their shots

at aschool holiday tennis

camp held at Ashburton

Trust Tennis Centre.

Around 25 novice and

established players turned

out for the morning only

sessions held over four

days. Sessions were coordinated

by new Mid

Canterbury Tennis coach

Jack Tiller.

Tiller said he had

enjoyed his first taste of

runningthe holiday coaching

programme.

It had featured players

new to the game, through

to others whowereamong

the best local players.

Coaching for newcomers

had focused on the

basics and areas such as

holding the racquet properly

and co­ordination.

He had been keen for

players to have fun with

tennisand to hopefully fall

in the love with the game.

Advice for established

young players had been

around game tactics and

tournament preparation,

he said.

Winch challenge

at Alford Forest

Methven’s first Mud and

Steel winch challenge

event is all set for this

weekend (October 12

and 13).

To be held at Carneys

Road, Alford Forest, a

10 minute drive from

Methven, the event will

showcase the rapidly

growing sport where

competitors tackle

impossible slopes and

bottomless mud holes

against the clock.

Methven Lions have

co­ordinated the marketing

and publicity

around the event and

will pocket the gate takings,

while the technical

side of things will be

organised by the

national 4WD group,

which will use the challenge

as both around of

the South Island Championships

and national

championships.

The course is set up,

and some of the challenges

are enough to make

your hair stand on end,

says Methven Lion Mac

McElwain.

‘‘They are steep

enough that many of us

would have trouble

climbing them, let alone

driving a vehicle up

them,’’ he said.

Mr McElwain said

there was keen interest

in the event and there

would be gate sales on

both days.

The profits generated

will be shared by Kidz­

Methven and the Lions

Charitable Trust.

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including ticket sales, on

the website methvenmudandsteel.co.nz.

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College aces in

curtain­raiser

Ashburton College

basketballers Sophie

Adams and Riley Sa

have been named in

Canterbury’s top

secondary school team

squads to play in a

curtain­raiser before

the New Zealand

Breakers host South

East Melbourne in

Christchurch.

The game is on at

Horncastle Arena, on

December 20.

The Canterbury

High School All Star

boys and girls’ teams

will play before the

Breakers with the girls

Water&Rural Issues

Andrew Falloon MP forRangitatainvites

you tomeet Todd Muller, National Party

Spokesperson for Agriculturetodiscuss

the Government’s waterproposals

and other rural issues.

Wednesday 30thOctober

1pm –Grey Way Lounge,Phar Lap

Racecourse,Timaru

7pm -Valetta Room, HotelAshburton

Authorised by AFalloon MP,139 StaffordStreet, Timaru.

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Andrew Falloon

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game at 2.10pm, followed

by the boys at

3.50pm.

The high school

games come after agreat

McDonald’s Thompson

and Whelan Trophy

season. Canterbury

teams also performed

well at nationals, with

Cashmere High School

finishing fourth in the

top boys’ division and

Christchurch Girls’High

School finishing eighth

in the top girls’ division.

It will be thefirst time

the Breakers have

played in Christchurch

since 2004.

Todd Muller

MP for Bay of Plenty

Maori health office

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Colcord, Rana Kohunui, Juanita Richards, Teina Whittaker, front row,

Brenda Warren and Ani Haua.

By Mick Jensen

Christchurch­based

Maori health and social

service provider He

Waka Tapu has opened

its new office in Ashburton.

There was a good

turnout of regional staff

and invited guests last

week for the grand

opening.

The new office was

blessed,guests invitedto

tour the facility and a

number of rousing songs

were performed to celebrate

the occasion.

The new office is at

the entrance to the

Tancred Street Mall and

He WakaTapu will offer

youth and family support

services.

The support services

will cover abroad range

of topics, including education,

one­on­one whanau

planning, advocacy

and health.

He Waka Tapu

worked with over 3000

individual children and

families in Canterbury

in 2018 and began offering

outreach services in

Mid Canterbury two

years ago.

He Waka Tapu operations

manager Tanith

Petersen said demand

for the service had

increased in the district

and it was an exciting

step to open the dedicated

office and to offer

options towhanau.

Services were delivered

using a kaupapa

Maori framework and

encompassed physical

well­being, spiritual

well­being and family

well­being.

She said there would

be seven staffinAshburton,

with furthersupport

options from the main

office in Christchurch.

2210435

Staff were specialised

in areas such as youth,

whanau, mental health,

Ministry of Justice protocol

and integrated

safety response.

The public was also

welcome to drop into

the new Ashburton

office to check things

out, said Tanith Petersen.

He Waka Tapu

receives referrals from

other social service

agencies and also via a

referral form on its website.

Ashburton staff

include youth support

worker Juanita Richards,

who was a youth

mentor in Methven for a

number of years, and

experienced whanau

worker Brenda Warren.

For more, visit the website

hewakatapu.org.nz.

50­plus showcase

The 50+ Connexion

Showcase will be held at

Ashburton Trust Event

Centre onOctober 16.

The free event is a

celebration of all of the

social options available

in the Ashburton District

for people aged 50

plus.

The aim of the event is

for people over 50 to

embrace life and to

reducing isolation by

increasing social connection.

It is an opportunity to

gather information from

a large range of local

social, sports, arts, recreational,

special interest and

travel groups.

Over 30stallholders are

expected.

The 4pm until 8pm

event includes group

demonstrations, beginners

classes, speakers and

giveaways.

Light snacks and refreshments

will be provided.

The 50+ Connexion

Showcase is organised by

Waitaha Primary Health

and Advance Ashburton

Community Foundation.

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District

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Ashburton district is

moreethnically diverse

thaninprevious years,

withagrowthinthe

proportionofpeople

identifying as Asian,

Maori, Pacific, Middle

Eastern,Latin American

and African in the2018

New Zealand Census of

Population and

Dwellings.

StatisticsNew Zealand

has begunreleasing the

first waves of thelatest

census dataand it shows

the district’s population

has grown7.7 per cent

between 2013and 2018 to

33,423.

Of those,the

proportionofpeople

identifying as Asian

experienced thegreatest

growth ­increasing from

3.8 percent in 2013 to 7.4

per cent in 2018.

Ashburton’s Maori

population increased

from7.1 per centto8.2

per cent; Pacific

population from3.3 per

centto5.1 percent; and

Middle Eastern,Latin

American andAfrican

(categorised as MELAA)

from0.9 per centto1.3

per cent.

During the same

period, theproportionof

European peopleinthe

district decreased from

85 percent to 83.9 per

cent.

Ashburton District

Mayor Donna Favel says

the data demonstrates

the importanceof

programmes likethe

Welcoming Communities

initiative.

‘‘Ourdistrict is agreat

place to live,work, raise

families and do business.

The 2018census

illustrates thatagrowing

number of people from

diverse cultures across

New Zealand and the

world arediscovering

thisfor themselves and

are choosing to make a

lifehere.

‘‘We are committed to

cultivating acommunity

thatthrives on this

diversity, where people

feelwelcome, connected

and included.’’

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NEW

This is the Ashburton MSA as you have never seen it. The front of the

building is being removed as part of amajor revamp, and the restaurant,

which was upstairs, will be redeveloped downstairs. The club had two

options -tostrengthen or rebuild, and chose the latter. The southern end,

facing Burnett Street, will come down. Upstairs in the new building will be

the snooker room, meeting rooms and manager’s office. The MSA was

formed in the Ashburton Arcade in 1885 but moved to its present site in the

1920s.

Charity golf tournament

Two organisations will reap the benefits

of acharity golf tournament being

held in Ashburton at the end of the

month.

The Lions Club of Ashburton will

hold its annual charity tournament on

Thursday, October 17 at the Ashburton

Golf Club with proceeds going to Life

Education Trust and Ashburton Cancer

Support Group.

With a big prize pool, the service

club is hoping to attract afull field.

There will be women and men’s

stableford and a separate section for

players without anofficial handicap.

Assembly is at 11am for ashotgun

start 30minutes later.

Prizes will be givenfor nearest the pin

at holes 8and 14, for the longest putt

and ringers on the course. The eighth

hole will also be the feature hole.

An auction will be held on site at

around 4.30pm.

Entries can be made to Terry Molloy

(308 3684) or Bruce Ferriman (308

3872).

Meeting to gauge interest

in new LEO Lions club

Thereisameeting on November11atthe

Ashburton St John rooms to look at

establishing aLions LEOClub in Ashburton.

Aimed at young adultsagedfrom18to

30 years, LEO Omega clubs offer an

opportunity for development and community

contribution.

The Lions New Zealand website states

there are 30 LEO clubs here, aimed at

thoseagedfrom12­18years (Alpha clubs)

and 18­30 years (Omega clubs).

If established, Ashburton would

become home tothe first Omega club in

thecountry, saidHakatereMultiCultural

Council co­ordinator Adi Avnit, who

came upwith the new club suggestion.

‘‘It’s hard for people in thisage groupto

make connections if they are not into

sports and aservice club offers opportunities

beyond just social gatherings.

‘‘Luckily the Ashburton Lions Club

liked the idea and shared my vision’’

The LEO abbreviation stands for

‘‘leadership,experienceand opportunity’’.

The Ashburton meeting starts at7pm.

More information can be obtained by

calling Adi Avnit on027 220 8791 orby

emailing newcomers@saferashburton­

.org.nz.

Shake Out events planned

Hundreds of thousands of people have

signed up to participate in the New

Zealand Shake Out event next week.

The global event is an annual

reminder for people on what to do in an

earthquake ­drop, cover and hold ­and

to practise their evacuation plan, or

tsunami hikoi, if they are in acoastal

area.

It’s also agood chance to check out

your family emergency kits and refresh

food and watersuppliesfor at leastthree

days.

The national register has nearly

672,000 people signed up to take part in

the event on Thursday, October 17 at

1.30pm.

For more information and resources

on what to do in an emergency, as well

as to register, go to getready.govt.nz.

Burglaries down in Canty

Non­residential burglarieshave decreased

by 15.5 percent in Canterbury in thethree

month period from May toJuly.

There were 579 reported burglaries of

non­residential premises,compared to the

previous three months.

HoweverCanterbury Police continueto

warn commercial premises to remain

vigilant.

In metro areas, which make up 67

percent of victimisations, the properties

most at risk are retailers, commercial

properties and education facilities.

In rural Canterbury and Mid/South

Canterbury, the properties most at risk

include farm outbuildingsand commercial

properties.

Thirty­four percent of premises had no

electronic security features, orthey were

inactive, making them an easier targetfor

offenders.

Well­lit premises are a deterrent for

offenders, aswell as working electronic

security, say NZ Police.

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DEATHS

DAWSON, Peter:

15 Oct1936 -6Oct 2019.

Dearly loved Dad and

Popa to Julie and Don

Heney, Andrew Dawson,

Michelle Dawson, Briar

and the late Michael.

Adored Popa of Luke,

Holly,Caitlin and Michaela.

Was dearly loved and will

be missed very much.

Messages to 11 Beach

Road, Ashburton or 5

Nelson Street,Clinton.

MORRISS, Wyvern

Clifford: (Cliff): On

October 1, 2019 at

Princes Court Resthome,

Ashburton. Aged 91.

Much loved husband

for 70 years of the late

Elsie. Father and father

in law ofCheryl and Ken

Vaughan, Noel and Kay,

the late Clive, and Judy,

and Annette and John

Begg. Loved Grandad Mo

to all his grandchildren,

great grandchildren and

great great grandchildren.

Respected friend of

Maryanne Morriss and Rex

Connelly. Messages to the

Morriss family POBox 472,

Ashburton 7740. Cliff’s

family wish to express

their appreciation and

special thanks to everyone

at Princes Court for the

love and care shown to

Cliff over the last three

years.Aservicefor Cliff has

been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

Family Notices

DEATHS

SUNBEAM, Alan Maurice:

(Maurice): Died suddenly

at home, Ashburton on

October 4, 2019. Will be

missed by his wife and

soulmate Anne, his son

Andrew and stepson

Walter. Will be missed by

his siblings Rex, Susan,

Christine, Judy and

their extended families

and sadly missed by

his close friends and

others. Messages to the

Sunbeam family, POBox

472, Ashburton 7740.

No flowers by request,

donations to St John

would be appreciated

and may be left at the

service. A funeral service

for Maurice will be

held at our Chapel, Cnr

East and Cox Streets,

Ashburton on Friday

October 11, commencing

at 2.00pm. Followed by

private cremation at the

AshburtonCrematorium.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

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Family

Notices

Inquiries phone

Jann or Leonie

on 308 7664

or call into

199 Burnett Street.

Supporting the

community

96 Tancred Street,Ashburton.

LREA2008

Phone 307 8317

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Afor Altrusa, Bfor babies, simple as ABC

Entries open for Zonta art

Entries are open for the

2020 Zonta Ashburton

Female Art Award

(ZAFAA).

Run by Ashburton Art

Gallery in partnership

with the Zonta Club of

Ashburton, the award is

open to all Canterburybased

emerging and midcareer

female artists.

It acknowledges excellence

in fine arts and

assists in the development

of growing careers.

ZAFAA has a major

cash prize, and a solo

exhibition up for grabs

for the winner.

‘‘There are plenty of

art awards in New Zealand

that cater to established

artists, but not

many that focus particularly

on women and the

challenges that face them

in the art world,’’ said

Ashburton Art Gallery

manager Shirin Khosraviani.

Together with the Premier

Award is aYoung

Generation Award and

cash prize for female

artists between the ages

of 16 and 20.

‘‘The Zonta Club of

Ashburton is proud to be

supporting contemporary

female artists in such

adirect and meaningful

way and are enthusiastic

about our continuing

involvement in the fourth

Ashburton babies born

this month will have the

opportunity to start

learning the alphabet

from ayoung age

thanks to the generosity

of Altrusa International

of Ashburton. It is

presenting laminated

letters of the alphabet to

all babies who pass

through the Ashburton

Maternity Centre during

October. Around 30

babies are booked in

during the month. Each

October Altrusa clubs

celebrate Make A

Difference Day by

focusing on literacy.

Photo: Jesse and Nicole

Wilde with baby Aria.

They are pictured with

Altrusa International of

Ashburton members,

from left, Viv Strong,

Jeanette Sinclair, Helen

Hooper and Val

Prendergast.

year of the awards,’’ said

Zonta Ashburton members

Jocelyn Southby and

Debbie McCaw.

Entries will be shortlisted

by apanel of judges

comprised of three art

sector professionals. The

awards will be announced

by the judges on the

opening night on March 6

next year.

Entries close on

November 30.

Photo: 2019 Zonta

Ashburton Female Art

Awards judge Felicity Milburn,

Premier Award winner

Melissa Macleod,

Young Generation Winner

Lucinda Webber and

judge Johanna Zellmer.

(Photo supplied)

Complete

Local Care

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Busy year for Ashburton gallery

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Some 21,617 people

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(pictured) said visitor

numbers had been

counted manually and

were ‘‘manageable’’.

Nine local

exhibitions and nine

touring from national

collections had been

delivered over the

year, putting the

gallery well ahead of

the target of 10.

Highlights for the

gallery in the 2018/19

year had included the

sculpture and painting

exhibition Snapdash

that ran from July to

August last year,

David Elliot’s Snark:

AVictorian Odyssey

and the portrait

exhibition In Your

Likeness that ran

alongside the 2018

Adam Portraiture

Award exhibition.

Ms Khosraviani said

two of the gallery’s

own exhibitions, In

Splendour Moot and

The Water Project,

had toured over the

year, and the latter was

on display at

Canterbury Museum.

The gallery has also

hosted 46 Art Addict

sessions over the year

and 20 Jub Jub Club

sessions.

It has been the venue

for 12 artist talks or

lectures and offered

structured lessons to

2009 children from 24

schools.

The gallery had

received eight gifted

artworks in the year,

including an untitled

Kath Von Tunzelmann

watercolour on paper

work.

It has recently signed

anew three year

memorandum of

understanding with

Zonta to collaborate on

the Zonta Ashburton

Female Art Award.


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Rocks, fossils to fore

Petrified wood, fossils

and polished stones were

unearthed during the

‘‘journey to the centre of

the earth’’ holiday programme

at the Ashburton

Public Library this

week.

The ‘create our own

voyages’ session saw local

rock enthusiast Paul

Breakwell, amember of

the Canterbury Mineral

and Lapidary Club, talk

about his experience collecting

rocks and fossils

in the district and further

afield. He spoke of his

collection and areas

around Mid Canterbury

which were great sources

of fossils, such as Mt

Somers, and encouraged

the children attending to

get into rock and fossil

hunting.

Ten year old Donovan

Monk was one of around

25 children at the session

who already enjoys the

hobby.

He has acollection of

rocks and shells found

mostly around Wakanui

and Ashton beaches.

He was also able to use

some for his fish tank.

Mr Breakwell said

there may have been no

jurassic animals able to

roam Mid Canterbury, as

mountains such as Mt

Somers were all under

water, but there were

many water­based

creatures which is why

fossils of shells, whale

bones or those of the

giant penguin found last

year in North Canterbury

were found in the middle

of land­locked areas.

He had examples of

rocks, fossils, agate and

petrified wood for the children

to see, and feel, up

close.

And gave them afossilised

shark’s tooth and a

polished stone to take

home.

The children then made

their own dinosaur fossil

using a imprinted clay

mould and plaster of Paris.

Photo: Donovan Monk,

10, and Vash Thorn, 6,

with asample of petrified

wood on show during the

‘journey to the centre of

the earth’ programme at

Ashburton library.

Accessory fundraiser set for town

Ashburton County Lions

are running a three­day

accessory fundraiser on

East Street next week.

To be held in the shop

between PaperPlus and

Reflections Cafe, the sale

will feature pre­loved

scarves, jewellery,

handbags, hats and

gloves.

There will also be belts,

men’s ties, homeware,

cushions and throws, all

at bargain prices.

The sale will run from

10am until 4pm on October

17 and 18 and from

10am until 2pm on October

19.

Proceeds will be split

between new local youth

suicide prevention initiative

Lives Worth Living

and the Lions Club of

Ashburton County Charitable

Trust.

Anyone wishing to

donate goods can leave

items at Community

House Mid Canterbury

(44 Cass Street) or call

308 7947 for collection.

Photo: With some of

the accessories that will

be available at the sale

are Ashburton County

Lions members Carolyn

Nelson, Francie Prichard

and Lynda Tayles.

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Strict communication rule

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There were strict protocols

to prohibit councillors

‘‘corresponding out

of this room’’, chief

executive officer Hamish

Riach said.

He was reacting to a

suggestion from Ashburton

councillor Lynette

Lovett, as council

reviewed its video policy,

that council create a

bigger delay in its live

feed of council meetings

to do away with any

perception councillors

might be sending or

receiving emails on their

tablets.

Cr Lovett said with

meetings being broadcast

‘‘some may think we

are being contacted’’ if a

councillor looked at a

tablet, on which their

agendas are shown.

Mr Riach said that

would only be aperception

as there were strict

rules on that.

Communications

manager Ruben Garcia

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History lesson combines with craft

There was a history lesson followedbyhands­on

craftatFriday’s

school holiday programme at Ashburton

Public Library.

The theme of the session was

New Zealand’s Most Disastrous

Voyages.

Children’s librarian Jonathan

Nixon told the story ofthree big

transport disasters ­the Tangiwai

train crash in1953, the Wahine

sinking in 1968 and the Erebus

plane crash in 1979.

He said Tangiwai had claimed

the lives of 151, 51 had been killed

when bad weather hit the Wahine

ferryand human errorhad beento

blame when asight­seeing aircraft

crashed into the lowerslopes of Mt

Erebus in Antarctic killing all 257

people onboard.

Mr Nixonsaid lessons had been

learnt from all three disasters and

more safety measures were in

place today.

Youngsterswere invited to craft

a diorama, a three dimensional

model, ofone of the disasters.

They were supplied with cardboard

boxes, cellophane, paintand

other craft materials.

Windows were cut out of the

boxes to create views of trains,

boats and planes and some colour

was added to depict the scenes.

Photo: Three­year­old Kaia

Hanara from Christchurch was

among those creating dioramas at

the library holiday programme. In

the backgroundisher sisterHami.

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

Futsal taster on

at sports centre

Juniorfootballers have a

chancefor akick around

indoors at afutsal havea­go

session this Sunday

(October 13).

The local junior futsal

competition kicks off the

following week and runs

for 9weeks.

The futsaltaster starts

at 4pm at EA Networks

Centreand the session

will include an

opportunity to sign up

for ateam and to be part

of the competition.

The senior league,

aimed at those 16 years

and above, starts on

October13from 6pm

and runs for 10 weeks.

More informationon

futsal by emailing to

admin@mcfootball.co.nz

or fromthe

Ashburton Futsal

MCUFCpage on

Facebook.

Volunteers needed

for Pink Ribbon

Volunteers are needed

for the annual Pink Ribbon

Street Appeal in

Mid Canterbury

tomorrow and Saturday.

There will be 10 sites

in Ashburton, Tinwald

and Rakaia set up for

the Breast Cancer Foundation

NZ fundraiser.

Those manning the

sites are invited to wear

pink.

An online volunteer

hub, where people can

go to choose asite and

time that suits them, has

been set up at pinkribbonvolunteer.co.nz.

A

free phone number

(0508 105 105) can also

be used.

Fanciers auction

set for Sunday

Day­old chicks,fertile

eggsand hundreds of

poultrywillbeonoffer at

the AshburtonFanciers’

Societyannual spring

poultryauction,in

Ashburton, on Sunday.

Clubsecretary Brian

Glassey said the auction

would feature around

500birdsintotal,

includingaselection of

heritage birds, which

couldbesoldinsingle or

grouplots.

There’s agood

selection of colours and

different sized birds up

for auction, he said.

The auction, at the

Sports Hall in downtown

Ashburton, willattract

manyofthe club’s 150

members andbreeders

fromaround theSouth

Island butitwas opento

members of thepublic

too.

The doors open for

public viewingfrom

11am, and the auction

startsat12.30pm.

Methven blossom

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moment. The blossom is in full bloom at the

Japanese inspired garden off South Belt Road and

has been catching the eye of both locals and

tourists.


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Red letter club day

Past and present members

and invited guests of

the Mid Canterbury Vintage

Machinery Club got

together to officially open

their club rooms at the

weekend, on site at the

Ashburton A&P Showgrounds.

It was a celebration

many years in the making

but one which has

exceeded club members

expectations.

President John Stewart

and past president John

Hall both spoke of strong

bonds shown by the 110

club members to get the

new building up and running.

The final building

was part of a long

journey.

‘‘Previous committees

investigated sites at The

Plains (in Tinwald) and

South Street (in Ashburton),

but asuitable outcome

couldn’t be found,’’

Mr Hall said.

‘‘The Ashburton A&P

Association were

approached and they

offered the club a site

which would be suitable.

As we are afarm machinery

club this site suits our

aims and ideals.’’

Mr Hall said to fund

the expense of the building

the display area was

being hired out to agricultural

firms for training

people in servicing farm

machinery and also for

displaying new machinery

to clients.

‘‘The A&P grounds are

ideal for these activities,’’

Council CEO Hamish Riach comments

We are now in the final

days of the local body

elections, and come Saturday

afternoon (12

October) Ashburton District

residents will have

their first indication of

who their representatives

around the Council table

will be for the next three

years.

If you are yet to cast

your vote, it isn’t too late.

You still have time to

drop your completed ballot

papers into the Council

office. In fact, you can

do so right up until noon

on Saturday.

Although local government

elections are conducted

by postal vote, it

is now too late to put

your ballot papers in the

mail and guarantee they

will be received on time.

It is now very unlikely

that papers dropped in

he said.

Mr Hall said over the

years there has been

great support to complete

the build debt­free.

Among those he thanked

were club member

Greg Donaldson for his

time and commitment,

and Phil Williams of

Structure Wise for sticking

with the group though

many site changes along

the way.

While the initial funds

came from a bequest

from the late Arthur

Chisnall Estate club

members had ‘‘grown it

from there’’ and also

secured funding from

The Lion Foundation,

Mid and South Canterbury

Trust and Rotary.

‘‘I am sure you will all

agree we have a fine

building to go into the

future,’’ Mr Hall said.

‘‘Thank you to all the

the mail today or

tomorrow will make it to

the Council office in time

for counting. Remember,

the deadline for voting

means papers must be at

the Council office by 12

noon, not simply in the

mail.

The Saturday just gone

by (5 October) was Vote

Day – a date we, like

many other councils, promoted

to encourage

committee members over

the past few years for the

support you have given.

We look forward to many

years of enjoyment at this

site.’’

Mr Stewart said members

encompassed people

from all walks of life that

have an interest in vintage

and classic tractors

and machinery.

He said there were

classic trucks now at the

clubs events.

They held regular

Tuesday morning cuppa

tea get togethers at the

clubrooms ‘‘which is great

for members to have a

yarn and put the world to

right,’’ he said.

There are also monthly

meetings, on the first

Wednesday of each

month, which attracts

around 50 people. It is

usually followed with a

guest speaker.

Different route for Skinner ride

The Skids for Skinny ­

Memorial Bike Ride

next month, tocelebrate

the life of Paul Skinner,

who died unexpectedly

last month, will nowtake

adifferent bike trail.

The event, onNovember

23, will start at the

Mania­O­Roto Scout

Park, at the south end of

Chalmers Avenue, Ashburton,

and take in a

short loop of the river

trail before returning

back tothe scout park.

Co organiser Brad

O’Brien says the ride, to

celebrate the life of Paul

Skinner and raise money

for Paul’s son, Jacob’s,

future endeavours, will

go ahead on the same

day but from adifferent

location.

‘‘Meet at Mania­O­

Roto Scout Park at

10:30am for a leisurely

cruise for a short loop

around the River Trail

Loop.’’

‘‘If you don’t want to

ride but want to join in

feel free to meet at the

Mania­O­Roto Scout

Park at the designated

area where we will enjoy

asausage sizzle (on us)

and adrink (BYO).

‘‘We suggest $10

donation per rider if

possible, any donation

voters to complete their

papers and get them in

the post in plenty of

time for the 12 October

deadline.

Iwas pleased to see a

surge of votes made

over the weekend.

Thank you to those who

used this opportunity to

play your part and have

your say at election

time.

At the time of writing

this, the data shows that

34.37 per cent of eligible

voters in our district have

cast their votes, which

sits slightly above where

we were this time in 2016.

Ashburton is typically a

district of higher voter

turnout than the national

average. In fact, during

the last local body elections,

we had one of the

highest in the country:

just over 53 per cent of

Annual activities

include the ploughing

match at Wakanui (a

qualifying match for the

New Zealand final), dinners,

tractor treks and bus

trips visiting farms, businesses

and vintage collections,

around the Ashburton

District and further

afield.

Members also take part

in community events such

as Wheels Week Plus, the

Ashburton Santa Parade,

the Mayfield and Ashburton

A&P Shows. And

there are bi­monthly newsletters

and Wheat and

Wheels Rallies ­the next

one at the property of

Anthony Hampton at

Lauriston in April 2022.

Photo: Club president

John Stewart addresses

the crowd at the club

premises official opening,

watched by past president

John Hall.

amount willbegratefully

received.’’

Donation buckets will

be circulated at the

Mania­O­Roto Scout

Park prior to leaving for

the ride and also at the

end of the ride.

There will also be a

bouncy castle (gold coin

donation) and a coffee

cart onsite.

AGivealittle page has

also been set up.

voters took part in the

2016 elections.

When voting closes at 12

noon on Saturday, aprogress

result will be posted

on the Council website

(ashburtondc.govt.nz/elections)

as soon as available

that afternoon. The

official results will be

advised no later than 17

October.

In these closing days of

the elections, I strongly

urge anyone who still has

their voting envelop sitting

around their house, to take

it out, select the candidates

you would like to elect and

bring it to the Council

office at 5Baring Square

West, Ashburton no later

than 12 noon this Saturday

12 October.

This opportunity only

comes around every three

years, so please play your

part and be counted.

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Government ‘doesn’t hate farmers’

In the past few weeks

I’ve attended meetings

about the Government’s

freshwater proposals and

visited farms around the

country.

Iunderstand change of

any kind can be scary, but

people should be alittle

cynical about some of the

misrepresentation taking

place.

Despite what some

might say, the Government

doesn’t ‘‘hate’’ farmers

and we’re not interested

in destroying rural

communities. That kind

of ‘‘them vus’’ talk isn’t

helping farming families.

We are interested in

improving freshwater

quality, something farmers

and urban Kiwis

agree is necessary. Doing

so will help protect our

farmers’ international

reputation for sustainably

produced food and

fibre and safeguard

excellent commodity

prices.

At the meetings, I’ve

heard and respect farmers’

concerns about

proposed nitrate limits,

fencing and other issues

in the water proposals.

There is work to do after

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

Farmers environment spokesman Chris Allen putshis side of the story.

Damien O’Connor

submissions close and I’d

expect changes.

I’ve been accused of

not mentioning the good

work farmers do. Rubbish.

Since starting as

minister I’ve proudly and

regularly praised work

including riparian planting,

protecting wetlands,

tree planting, fencing

and limiting fertiliser

use. Those things are

happening now and not

hurting farmers’ bottom

line.

I’ve spoken many

times about the need for

change in urban centres ­

the often disgusting state

of Auckland’s beaches is

aprime example.

However, I’m committed

to meaningful baseline

targets for things like

nitrate levels in rivers ­in

urban and rural NZ ­

because that is asocial,

economic and environ­

The Ashburton River

mental imperative.

The targets that we

finally settle on as part of

the proposals will be met

over time. Iwant to see

change over ageneration

and for it to be part of

the good work already

happening.Rural communities

will talk with

regional councils about

the timeframe for

achieving targets.

To put the nitrate

target in perspective,

there are many catchments

where rivers are

about or near the suggested

level. There are

others which will require

greater effort, but I’m

confident we can adapt

by using best practice

and technology to get

there.

Last week, I visited

several farms that have

made environmental

changes thatdid not hurt

their bottom line. These

things are being done,

but we shouldn’t ignore

that in some places

improvements are

required.

Ireject that the Government

is doing

nothing to help farmers.

The Government set

aside $229 million to

spend on things like

boosting advisory and

extension services and

the establishment of

local groups so farmers

can learn from each

other about what works.

I’m talking to Beef

and Lamb, Dairy NZ,

and others about integrated

farm plans to

lessen workload. We’re

investing tens of millions

of dollars in tools like

Overseer to help farmers.

A Farm Debt

Mediation scheme will

be asafety net for farmers

and improvements

to NAIT will help prevent

some of the tracing

issues we’ve experienced

with Mycoplasma bovis.

Soon we will release an

industry­backed plan to

ensure the sector gets

the skilled workers it

needs.

We’ve nearly doubled

the funding for rural

support trusts and the

Budget had $1.9 billion

for mental health to

improve frontline

services, rural communities

included.

Recently an independent

survey found

that the ‘‘urban/rural

divide’’ is not the issue

some make out. People

in cities are grateful and

supportive of farmers’

work. Please be proud

and talk topeople about

what you’re doing. I

understand farmers’

concerns, but I know

that good work is happening

and I’m confident

that by working

together we can improve

water quality over time.

­Damien O’Connor is

the Minister of Agriculture,

Minister of State

for Trade and Export

Growthand Minister for

Biosecurity, Food Safety

and Rural Communities.

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It’s heartening to read

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O’Connor that he’s heard

concerns outlined by farmers

on the Essential

Freshwater proposals.

He acknowledges in his

opinion piece in The

Ashburton Courier that

there is work to do after

the submission period

closes and that he expects

changes will be made.

He told farmers in

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Kiwis have in common a

desire to do more to

improve freshwater quality

where it is degraded.

Where we disagree

with the government is on

the best way to get there.

Latest Ministry For

the Environment monitoring

data shows we’re

winning the battle on

measures such as water

clarity, ammoniacal

nitrogen and total phosphorus,

but more work is

needed on the likes of

total nitrogen and E. coli

–not least in waterways

adjacent to towns and

cities in regard to the

latter.

Our message is that

water quality is moving

in the right direction but

we need to accelerate

efforts in catchments

where the indicators are

deteriorating.

What we don’t need is

crude, blanket rules that

in some cases will curtail

or destroy livelihoods for

little environmental gain.

At various freshwater

meetings, MrO’Connor

has downplayed the

potential impacts of the

proposed new National

Policy Statement,

National Environmental

Standard and fencing

regulations on farmers’

balance sheets and land

use options.

He has attacked

Federated Farmers for

alleged “incendiary”

comments on these

impacts, and misrepresented

our position.

Ironically, the concerns

we have pointedout have

come from quotes and

references in the government’s

own freshwater

discussion document.

We do not resile from

our statement that ‘‘the

long term targets for

nitrogen reduction, are

effectively unachievable

in some parts of the

country, and will end

pastoral farming inthese

areas’’.

The government’s discussion

documents states

an average 27%

reduction in N loss in

average catchments will

be required, however

over 80% reductions

would be necessary in

some catchments.

For such huge reductions

farmers will have

no option but to cut

livestock numbers (and

thus their livelihoods) or

shift/sell up to forestry.

In the Selwyn Waihora

catchment the nutrient

limits proposed were

modelled by ECan. It

would reduce dairying to

just afew coastal farms,

no irrigation, dry land

sheep farming for some

parts and the rest in

forestry.

Local Government

NZ’s report on the

Waikato­Waipa catchment

estimated a 68%

reduction of drystock

and a13% reduction in

dairy ­ with all of that

land instead going to

forestry.

There are other

examples ofthis sort of

drasticland use change if

the freshwater proposals

are enacted unchanged.

Another big concern is

that we have a ridiculously

short consultation

period on these proposals,

eventually

extended by a fortnight

to October 31 after an

outcry from regional

New Zealand.

Farmers and industry

bodies need more timeto

read, absorb, research

and gather evidence on

these very significant

regulatory interventions

–especially when officials

have failed to do any

in­depth analysis onthe

economic impacts.

We need to get this

right.

Unlike aSelect Committee

process involving

advanced notice of proposed

changes to legislation,

followed by public

hearings, a group of

people assembled by

government are tasked

with summarising all

submissions, before they

are put to Cabinet, to

make final decisions.

There will be no hearings.

We only get one

shot toget this right.


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Parents centre marks

30 years with party

Ashburton Parents Centre kids

and parents, past and present,

partied like it was the 1980s last

week at their 30th birthday celebration.

At least it was when the centre

was first started by adedicated

group back in 1989.

Over the years children have

grown up and parents have

moved on, so it was up to current

members to organise the party to

celebrate three decades of operation.

Good stereo music, party food,

balloons and an indoor playground

set the tone for the

festivities.

Committee members Claire

Smitheram and Katie Sullivan

lead the celebration with aspeech

thanking the groups dedicated

volunteer parents over the years,

the small committee who helped

out running events, the childbirth

educators, parent educators,

music teacher and the staff member

who ran all the courses and

programmes.

‘‘You have done awonderful

job working with the Mid Canterbury

community and helping our

local parents and children.

‘‘Thank you for your support,

help and guidance,’’ they said.

They also thanked their sponsors

such as The Lions Foundation,

COGS and Community

Trust Mid and South Canterbury

who helped among other things

Tilly Jones, 2, Felicity Varlow, 3, and Rhys Jones, 4, get into the

party spirit at the Ashburton Parents Centre’s 30th birthday

celebration.

to secure ‘‘our wonderful

educators’’.

There was also a ‘30’­shaped

vanilla cake made, and iced in

parents centre colours by Katie.

The group’s core services are

childbirth education, parent education,

parent support and advocacy

and lobbying for better birth

and parenting experiences.

But they run four childbirth

education classes a year, two

weekly music and movement

groups, afree weekly playgroup,

baby and you courses, and moving

and munching courses

throughout the year.

There are also parent education

nights on topics such as food

allergies, behaviour and parenting

courses such as Magic

Moments.

Anyone interested in seeing

what they offer is welcome to pop

along to the playgroup at the

centre, in the Netherby Shopping

Complex, Monday mornings

from 10am.

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$3660 for prostate cancer

The Turf Bar at Hotel Ashburton has

raised an impressive $3660.40 for

prostate cancer through anumber of

initiatives held in September.

The bulk of the money was raised at a

Blue Do evening held at the bar on

September 21.

Held to coincide with the All Blacks

versus South Africa game, the

fundraiser included live music, raffles

and other draws.

The bar was dressed to the nines in

blue to raise awareness and funds for the

Prostate Cancer Foundation.

In September the Turf Bar held a

series of money spinners and close to 50

Mid Canterbury and Christchurch

businesses donated awide variety of

prizes.

Blue Do will be supported again next

year.

Above: Chris Hurley won the

Best Dressed Male at the Blue

Do evening, right, Avon

Anderson won the auction for

the All Blacks Jersey that was

presented by former All Black

Bevan Wilson.

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The November 24 event will once

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This yearisthe 13th running of the

event and all finishers will receive

medals.

Race categoriesfor bikes includethe

35km classic ride, 23kmrecreational

ride and 12km familyrecreational ride.

For runners and walkers thereisa

choice of a21km off­road half

marathon, 12kmrun and 5km

recreational run, kids bikeorscenic

walk.

The eventisrun by the Hinds and

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Woodbury hill challenge for November

Organisation is well

under way for this year’s

Woodbury School fundraisingevent,the

Woodbury

Hill Country Challenge,

on November 9.

After a positive

inaugural challenge in

2018, the committee

have made afew exciting

changes to the

course.

In response to feedback,

a longer (42km)

mountain bike has been

included.

And for those who

enjoy achallenging trail

run, a 37km event has

been added to the popular

half marathon.

Entrants in the longest

running and biking

events can battle it out

to win the title King and

Queen ofthe Mountain,

and will beencouraged

to defend their title in

2020.

As the event name

suggests, the course is

run over the steep hill

country of Orari Gorge

Station.

Views from Mt Peel

to the ocean are the

reward for those taking

part inthe longer events

and the Station Hill

walk.

The popular 4km

family fun walk /run /

ride which attracted

more than 100 entrants

(from babies in backpacks

to octogenarians)

in 2018 will return

again.

Although this is a

relatively flat course

through the deer farm,

which is suitable for

children on bikes and

mountain buggies, competitors

can expect to

get damp feet at agentle

creek crossing.

The 11km trail run

has been altered to

make it slightly less

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steep and safer ­avoiding

clashes with mountain

bikers ­ and has

enabled the event to be

open uptocompetitive

walkers.

Yet again, the station’s

historic farm

buildings will be open

for viewing for a small

charge and a guided

tour by the station’s

owners will begiven.

Entrants in the noncompetitive

Station Hill

Historic walk will get

access to the tour these

with their entry fee, and

spectators or other

entrants can buy tickets

to this tour on the day.

Organisers are

attempting toget eftpos

facilities running for the

day, but entrants and

supporters need to be

aware there is no cell

phone coverage so

bringing cash is the

safest option.

The committee is also

pushing this as an ecoeventwhich

has minimal

impact on the environment.

Minimising waste,

using the council’s

three­ bin system,

encouraging competitors

and supporters to

11th grade team plays well at Nelson tourney

Mid Canterbury’s 11th

grade football team played

well at the recent Jack

McKnight tournament in

Nelson and claimed sixth

place.

The team won its first

game at the three­day

tournament 3­2 against FC

Nelson, had asecond game

loss 5­3 to Richmond and

then drew 1­1 with Motueka.

The first game on day

two was played in rain, but

resulted in a3­1 win against

Crafty holiday caper

Creating reindeer Christmas

decorations and sparkling

salt dough shapes kept

children, and adults, entertained

at the craftmaking

school holiday programme.

It was run by members

of the Winchmore branch

of Rural Women New

Zealand (RWNZ).

The annual event, in the

Winchmore Hall on the

Methven Highway, was

attended by 20 children,

many of them grandchildren

of members.

Winchmore Rural

Women NZ member Wilhelmina

Hansen said the

children were given the

pattern and supplies to

make free­standing reindeer

decorations from

cardboard, which could

FC Twenty 11. It was

followed by a final pool

game loss to high flying

Waimak United 1­0.

In the crossover match

against South Canterbury

on Tuesday, the team won

5­3 and then went on to

play Motueka for fifth/sixth

place. Normal time and

extra time couldn’t separate

the teams, but Motueka

claimed victory in the penalty

shootout. Striker Sam

Chapman scored 11 goals

in the 12 team tournament

to win the golden boot.

Photo:

Mid

Canterbury’s 11th grade

football team, back row,

Lisa Elliott (manager)

Jamieson Arras, Daniel

McBain, Alex Redwood,

Ben Pearson, Sam Chapman,

Simon Chapman

(coach), front, Jethro Dove,

Hunter Watson, Liam

Elliott, Jacob Robinson

and Millar McGrath.

Absent: Emily­Jane Elliott,

Gabbie Tindall and Byron

Pearson (co coach).

also be wall­mounted.

They then enjoyed

morning tea of cake, made

by Wilhelmina, and pikelets,

made by RWNZ stalwart

Gwenda Hansen and

Wilhelmina’s grandmother.

Gwenda, who has four

children and nine grandchildren,

has spent many

years with the rural women’s

organisation, either at

Winchmore (27 years) or

with other districts in Canterbury.

And at 91, she is still

helping out where she can.

Photo: Winchmore Rural

Women NZ members

Gwenda Hansen and her

granddaughter Wilhelmina

Hansen.

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plants to be grown in a

small space. Dwarf beans

should be sown in rows

40cm to 60cm apart, with

the seeds 8cm apart.

Like beans, sweet corn

can be started under cloches.

Seed germination is

usually rapid and the

young plants will grow

quickly but should not

outgrow the cloches

before the weather is

warm enough for the

shelter to be removed.

Kohlrabi is closely

related to turnips and

tolerates hotter, drier

conditions than white

turnips, has greenishwhite

or purple bulbs and

can be harvested from

golf­ball size. Celeriac, or

turnip­rooted celery, is

worth growing for its

bulbous roots, which usually

are cooked but can

also be used in salads.

Seed tends to be slow to

germinate and sowing in

seed trays and planting

out when all danger of

frost has passed is recommended.

Lettuce, radish, mustard,

cress, peas, runner

beans, parsnips and carrots

can be sown now.

White and golden turnip

seed can go in too, but

sow asmall number now

and afew more once the

plants are well above

ground. Turnips are best

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Using ateepee of strong bamboo or metal for peas and beans enables three

or four plants to grow in asmall space.

eaten when just mature

or they go stringy, tough

and sharp­flavoured.

Leeks and Brussels

sprouts can be sown now,

as can broccoli and Savoy

cabbage.

Seed potatoes can be

increased by cutting

before planting. Each

portion should have two

good eyes or sturdy

sprouts.

Onions for pickling can

be sown.

Sow seed to about

twice the depth of the

seed. Make the ground

firm or the onions will

not produce proper

bulbs.

Flowers

Roses respond well to

a top­dressing of commercial

rose fertiliser or a

layer of rotted manure

spread around them.

Rain will wash nutrients

down to the roots.

Disbudding may be

necessary on vigorous

varieties to prevent

overcrowding, while

shoots crossing over and

damaging one another

should be pruned.

Dahlias may still be

lifted and separated, even

if shoots are already

above the surface. Divide

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clumps and if a good

shoot is detached from

the tuber, don’t throw it

out but put it in sandy soil

to root.

Hedges can be an

attractive feature. To

train young plants into a

hedge, trim them at least

three times a year. The

first year’s cut should be

severe, to produce plenty

of basal growth. Keep the

base clear of weeds and

grass, or the plants will be

inclined to open. Young

hedges on poor soil will

benefit from amulch of

compost or other manure

to feed the roots.

Begonias are one of

the more easily grown

greenhouse flowers.

Tubers that have started

to regrow will require

repotting if they have

already filled smaller pots

with roots. Do not water

for a day or two after

repotting, or the

disturbed roots may be

swamped with more

water than they can

absorb.

Potted freesias that

have finished flowering

can be given less water

and left to gradually dry

off and put away for the

summer to rest in awarm

place.

Cyclamen are one of

the most popular plants

for indoors. Plants that

flowered last winter and

during the spring will now

be declining rapidly.

Withhold water gradually

until the foliage ripens

off.

Pots stored in ashady

part of the garden can

keep the soil moist

enough to keep the corms

in good order until late

summer.

Fruit

Strawberries will start

to flower in most districts

this month. Handweeding

is the safest

method around strawberry

plants, which have

feeding roots close to the

soil surface. Amulch of

compost covered in straw

or pine needles will feed

and protect plants.

Remove plants with

yellow­edged, colourstreaked

or crinkled

leaves.

If we look after bees, they

will look after pollination

Bees are the most important animal in theworld and

need our protection, says Agriculture Minister

Damien O’Connor, addressing young beekeepers

from Te Aro School.

Mr O’Connor’s address, inspectingthe Prime

Minister’s beehives based at Premier House in

Wellington, was part of the 10th annual Bee

Awareness Month, which was celebrated recently, to

recognise bees and their importance to the

ecosystem, food chain and economy.

‘‘Without bees we wouldn’t havepollination, and

without pollination we wouldn’t have food. If we look

after the bees then they can look after pollination,’’

he said.

Bee Aware Month, co­ordinated by Apiculture

New Zealand, saw New Zealanders asked to show

their love by and improve bee health by: planting beefriendly

plants like wildflowers, providing clean water

for bee rehydration, choosing bee­friendly pesticides

and spraying safely.

Bees also provide the much­loved sweet treat,

honey, and it was atime to celebrate the wide range

of delicious and unique honeys produced here in New

Zealand.

Apiculture New Zealand chief executive Karin Kos

said Kiwi’s were luckytohave ahealthy bee

population in New Zealand.

‘‘But we can’t be complacent. Bees need our help

to stay healthy and it’s all about encouraging people

to do those small, but vital things, that make areal

difference.’’

‘‘We help protect bees and other pollinators, such

as moths, butterflies, and birds, by settingthe rules

around when, how and where insecticides should be

used. It’s vital that anyone using insecticides follows

the rules, to protect ourpollinators.’’


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folic acid during the critical period.Around 53% of pregnancies

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feedback on whether the governmentshould:

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• ask industry to enhance the voluntary approach to fortify

80% of packaged sliced bread,or

• introduce mandatory fortification of bread, bread-making

wheatflour,orall wheatflour.

Alloptionswould exclude organic products.

“Folic acid fortification is an effective way to reduce our rate of

neural tube defects. There is no conclusive evidence that folic

acid in the amount recommended for fortification has any

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“Hearing the views ofthe public will help us understand the

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Rural&Lifestyle

Feds to host water meeting

Federated Farmers is hosting a

community engagement meeting in

Ashburton on Monday night to

voice concerns they have over the

Government’s essential freshwater

proposal.

The meeting is open to all Mid

Canterbury farmers, business

owners and community members

to attend.

Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury

provincial president David

Clark said the meeting, which is on

at the Ashburton Event Centre on

Monday night, from 7pm, will

discuss concerns around the freshwater

proposals, points raised in

the Federated Farmers submission

to government on the proposal and

will include their national and local

views on steps that should be taken

to improve water quality.

‘‘It’s for all farmers and we’re

encouraging people, business

owners, other people that are

directly and indirectly involved in

the Mid Canterbury economy...to

come along because this (proposal

as its written) will affect them.’’

Speakers will include Federated

Farmers national president Katie

Milne, board member, environment

and water spokesperson

Chris Allen, chief executive officer

Terry Copeland, policy manager

Gavin Forrest and Dr Paul Le

Merre.

‘‘We want people to understand

the position that we’ve taken in our

submission, what our view of

appropriate solutions are and why

David Clark

we are so concerned about that.

‘‘This will hurt business owners

and employers as much as it will

hurt farmers in its current form.’’

Mr Clark said no economic

analysis had been done on the

proposal and how it would affect

communities but, in the Action for

Freshwater discussion document

on page 86, there is reference to an

analysis, done by Environment

Canterbury’s head scientist Dr Tim

Davie in 2017, using similar cutbacks

for the Waihora Selwyn

Zone.

Mr Clark said the ECan report

stated: ‘‘land use change of this

scale would have very substantial

implications for the catchment.

There would effectively be no

irrigation or intensive land use in

the catchment, and forestry or

extensive grazing would dominate

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land has not been experienced in

New Zealand on any scale and the

implications would be far reaching.

There would be significant changes

in the social structure of the

catchment with the forestry or

extensive grazing resulting in fewer

farms, reduction in employment,

losses of economic value in land,

significant loss in equity and

depending on the time scale, bankruptcy

for those with debt that

could not be managed through the

transmission.’’

‘‘These are not my words, these

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ECan chief scientist,’’ Mr Clark

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‘‘That is why we are very concerned

for the future of Mid

Canterbury.’’

He said Southland was also

hosting asimilar meeting in their

district, but Mid Canterbury was

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implications for our community’’,

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He said the district’s farmers

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‘‘We are years down the track on

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what’s being proposed is aset of

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Stock

Wandering stockhas beena

big issue for the Ashburton

council, with 43 incidents

from January to June.

Areport to the council’s

Environmental Services

Committee said in thattime

88 dogs had been impounded,

four destroyed, 11

rehomed, 29 infringements

issued.

There had been 22

reports of dog attacks, 21

rushings, and 368 nonurgent

incidents.

Ben eyeing arable

agronomy career

A stroke of luck seven

years ago has put a

Geraldine student on a

path to becoming an

arable agronomist.

Ben Chambers, 17, is

about to embark on his

final set of exams at

Geraldine High School.

The Year 13 student

has been secretary of the

school’s thriving TeenAg

club for the past two

years.

Last week he was

named TeenAg Member

of the Year for the

Aorangi region.

‘‘It was a bit of a

shock. I’m quite ahumble

person, so it’s hard

for me to talk about

winning the award,’’ said

Ben.

Ben has been raised in

town. He got interested

in agriculture by chance

in 2013, when he was in

Year 7.

‘‘I was asked to fill a

spot in an AgriKidsNZ

team. That sparked my

passion and got the ball

rolling from there,’’ he

said.

The talented trio

made it to the national

grand final of the agricultural

competition in

Auckland.

Ben went on to join

Geraldine High School’s

TeenAg club, which has

44 members.

‘‘The thing Ilike most

about TeenAg are the

opportunities to learn

about the food and fibre

sector,’’ he said.

‘‘I’ve competed at two

FMG Junior Young Farmer

of the Year grand

finals and it’s afun way

to meet people.’’

‘‘Being secretary of

our club has taught me a

lot of time management

Geraldine’s Ben Chambers has been named

TeenAg Member of the Year for the Aorangi

region.

skills which will come in

handy,’’ he said.

Ben has been part of

his school’s Primary

Industries Academy

since he was in Year 11.

‘‘It’s nationally recognised

and has helped me

build my skills, knowledge

and qualifications,’’

he said.

‘‘I’ve done work placements

on a dairy farm

and adeer farm.’’

Ben plans to study a

Bachelor of Agricultural

Science at Lincoln University

next year.

Prior to then, he’s

landed a summer job

making silage for Hayden

Mackenzie Contracting.

‘‘I start in late November

after my exams and

work through until the

end of January,’’ he said.

‘‘It will be agreat way

to see a bit of South

Canterbury and earn

some money before

going to university.’’

Ben credits teacher

Sarah Foley­Smith, who

oversees the school’s

TeenAg club, with helping

him achieve his goals.

He is aiming to work

as an arable agronomist

when he graduates.

Ben has worked parttime

in PGG Wrightson’s

Geraldine store

for the past three years.

There are 12 TeenAg

clubs in the Aorangi

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Page 24, Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 10 October 2019

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

No guns, but asbestos

found under concrete

There were no firearms

buried in the foundation

of the formerAshburton

Countybuilding, as first

thought, but asbestos

wrapping usedonpipesis

being removed.

Contractors CleanTech

havebeen on­site since

lastweek.

Ashburton council

finance andbusiness

supportmanager Paul

Brake saidinitialscans

showedananomalyinthe

foundation, now

understoodtobe

pipework.

Any asbestosfoundin

the enclosedarea will be

bagged,then the bags

decontaminated,before

removed fromthe site.

WorkSafe and

specialist advisers have

beeninvolved.

The county building,

garages behindit, andthe

nearby Methodistchurch

hall, andthe formerPaul

May building, have been

demolished to make way

for thecouncil’s new

$51.6mcivic and library

building.

Photo:Atentset up

overanentrypoint on the

floor of the oldAshburton

county building, andan

extraction unit.

Labour MP Jo Luxton comments

Two years of progress

Did you know the coalition

Government just

celebrated two years

since the election?

That’s two years of

meaningful progress on

our ambition to build a

New Zealand where

people who have been

struggling for too long

can have the chance to

thrive.

Almost two years

ago, Jacinda Ardern

gave a moving speech

responding to the news

that she would be the

next Prime Minister of

New Zealand. She said

‘‘we believe in aGovernment

that looks

after its environment

and that ultimately

looks after its people’’.

I’m sure many of you

felt the same way Idid

listening to that ­filled

with hope, pride and

resolve

Out of this vision, we

have made real progress

for all New Zealanders.

We’ve made big

investments in mental

health so people can

get help at their local

GP. I’ve mentioned

previously that Three

Rivers Ashburton is

one of the practices to

receive these initial

investments. We’ve

funded new cancer

treatment equipment

like radiation machines

and new cancer drugs

and we’ve increased

school funding so parents

don’t have to pay

for school donations or

NCEA fees.

Day by day, we’ve

been tackling our long

term challenges headon.

We’re putting

money back in the pockets

of the hard working

New Zealanders

who need it most.

We’ve raised the minimum

wage to $17.70,

we’ve brought in the

Families Package,

which will lift around

64,000 children out of

poverty. We’ve

extended paid parental

leave. 92,000 new jobs

have been created

under this Government.

We’re also cleaning

up our environment,

making rivers swimmable

again, and progressing

real action on climate

change. We’re

building schools, hospitals,

and thousands of

state houses, and investing

record amounts in

road safety and public

transport.

Because of the magnitude

of the challenges

we’re facing ­like climate

change, and the legacies

of the housing crisis

and child poverty, it can

sometimes be easy to

forget how far we’ve

come in the last two

years.

But two years on, I

want to take this opportunity

to take stock. In

2017 New Zealanders

gave us the chance to

form aGovernment that

does things differently. I

continue to feel honoured

to be aMember of

Parliament based right

here in Rangitata, and I

don’t take this privilege

for granted. I am committed

to being an advocate

for our community,

and making sure we get

our fair share. There’s

still so much to do, but

I’m deeply proud of the

progress we are making.

Learn howtoavoid the

common mistake made in

planningyour retirement

in alow-interestrate

environment.

Whether it’sbuilding funds as you

near retirement,orgenerating

incomeinretirement, we believe

thatthe keyistotake an

investment,ratherthan

asavingsa savings, approach.

Martin Hawes, Authorised Financial Adviser and

Chair of the Summer Investment Committee

Club news

Ashburton Writers’

Group

President Julie Fechney

welcomedmembers to the

October meeting of the

Ashburton Writers’

Group. The two visitors

were especially welcomed.

Gerald told us a

little of the activities of

the Orewa Writing Group

that hebelongs to.

Debbie read a quotation


“The difference

between the almost right

word and the right word

is…the difference

between the lightning bug

and the lightning.”

PROGRESSIVE

STORY: Julie read the

chapter she had written

for the story, Rae is to

write the next chapter.

The Assignment for the

meeting was “I Had A

Dream”. Members wrote

of rose tinted glasses, battle

sounds, another day

done, wall of pain, laughter

and love, sitting in my

pushchair, and guilty or

not guilty.

The instant exercise

was to use the words

“monkey, orange, apple”.

Members wrote of

apple aday, outcast animals,

climbing hay bales,

on my shoulder, shrunken

blue whale incognito.

The meeting concluded

at 3pm with afternoon

tea.

The November assignment

is “How Did We

Even…”

Contact Rae on 308

8927.

Join Martin as he outlines the benefits of adopting aninvestment

approach in the current interest rate environment and explains

the changes to KiwiSaver for over-65’s recently introduced.

Joining Martin will be Authorised Financial Advisers from

Forsyth Barr who will be on hand toanswer any questions.

Date:

Time:

Venue:

Time:

Venue:

Wednesday, 23 October

11:30am -1:30pm

Hotel Ashburton,

Racecourse Road, Ashburton

3.00pm -5.00pm

Sopheze on the Bay,

Maori Hill,Timaru

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by Wednesday,

16 October by visiting

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or callingNikki Stotton

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or Jackie Bennet on

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KWS5752-12(AC)-October 2019 -October 2019

Fireworks planned

Fireworks displays are

planned in Rakaia and

Ruapuna early next

month.

The Lions Club of

Rakaia will host its

annual fireworks night

event on November 2.

The family­focused

evening will be held in

Rakaia Domain and

there is a gold coin

entry.

The evening includes

entertainment from

cover band Kopy Kats

and food and drink. The

event starts at 5.30pm,

with the fireworks blasting

off afew hours later.

Ruapuna will host a

fireworks event on

November 9from 6.30pm

onwards.

To be held in the

Ruapuna Domain, those

attending are asked to

bring abox of fireworks

to put towards the display

and also aplate to share.

The Mayfield Rural

Fire Force will coordinate

the fireworks

spectacle.


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Some anglers at Lake

Opuha, near Fairlie,

caught bag limits before

lunch after the opening

of the freshwater fishing

season.

Despite cool weather,

thousands ofkeen anglers

around the country

have been enjoying success

as theytry to catch a

trout for the family dinner

table.

The 2019­20 season

began on October 1, with

lakes, streams and rivers

reopening after being

closed over winter to

allow trout to complete

their breeding season

undisturbed.

The new fishing

season coincides with

the school holidays and

Fish &Game has been

encouraging parents to

take their children fishing

as great holiday

activity.

Reports fromFish and

Game’s 12regions indicate

good success for

many anglers.

Down south, Fish &

Game staff say with the

big Canterbury rivers in

flood, the clear lowland

streams and lakes

became the angling hotspot.

"Often overlooked in

favour ofthe big rivers,

the smaller rivers

streams that are not subject

to alpine rainfall are

great choices for anglers

to visit when heavy rain

fills up rivers like the

Rakaia and Waimakariri"

says North Canterbury

acting manager

Richard Cosgrove.

In the Central South

Island region, despite

early morning snowfalls,

anglers were out in their

dozens onLake Opuha.

Some anglers on Lake

Opuha had caught their

bag limit of four trout

before lunchtime.

"On West Coast majority

of anglers who found

some water that wasn’t

too discoloured from

recent rain were able to

connect with afish or two"

says West Coast Fish and

Game officer Baylee Kersten.

"It’s fantastic how the

opening of the fishing

season has aligned with

school holidays this year,

all we need now is some

nice weather to take the

kids out." Kersten says.

Rivers inthe west and

north of the Southland

region were in great fishing

order especially for

spin and bait fishing. Fish

and Game staff were ranging

on the middle

reaches of the Aparima

River as well as the Oreti

and Mavora Lakes.

Transport agency

seeks feedback

The NZ Transport

Agency is identifying

state highways where

lower speed limits could

make abig difference in

preventing deaths and

serious injuries, and

where communities are

calling for change.

South Canterbury/

North Otago has two

communities where residents

have been wanting

aspeed review for some

time and both welcome

the announcement of the

required formal speed

review consultation opening.

Residents of Glenavy

and Waitaki, on both

sides of the Waitaki

River, want to see the

speeds in their area

reduced.

In Winchester, north of

Timaru, residents want to

see the 50km/h zone

extended to incorporate

the many residences and

businesses on the north

side of the town.

“We are proposing to

reduce the existing 70km/

hspeed limit in Glenavy

to 60km/h and then

reduce the speed from

100km/h to 80km/h over

the Waitaki Bridge and

through the settlement on

the south side of the

bridge,” says Jim Harland,

director of regional

relationships for the

Transport Agency.

There have been 26

crashes onthis stretch of

highway in the last ten

years (2009 ­ 2018)

resulting in one person

being killed, three seriously

injured, and

another 16 people receiving

minor injuries.

“In Winchester, the

busy intersection where

North Street meets State

Highway 1ina100km/h

zone causes a lot of

concern,” says Mr Harland.

“The residents

there were so keen to see

the speed reduced they

recently presented us

with apetition signed by

close to 300 people supporting

the speed

reduction.”

Jo Parke, aresident of

Winchester, has been

keen to see the speed

reduced for years. To

show that it wasn’t just

her and a few of her

neighbours pushing for

this speed review, she

started the petition. An

overwhelming majority

of Winchester residents

and business people

signed the petition in

support of the speed

review. “We have huge

concerns regarding residents’

safety and especially

for the children in

our community because

of the high speedspeople

are travelling through

Winchester,” she says.

Residents were concerned

about multiple

near­misses related to

the current signage and

its visibility relative to

the nearby bend.

Wed 16th October 4-8pm

Ashowcase of all of the social options

available including local sports, arts, travel

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demonstrations, beginners classes, speakers,

giveaways and more. There is no cost so pop

along and enjoy this informative event.

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Fri 6th &7th December 7:30pm

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WIN ENTERTAINMENT

Dakota Breeze

JONNYELDER CAMERON WALSH JOSHUABLAIKE

Blues,Country,

Funk and Classics

Saturday, October12th

7:30pm till late

SADDLE

FOR SALE

It is an English,

fullymounted 16½ inch

general purposesaddle

in excellent condition.

Forfurther information,

please ring

308 4502 evenings

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

AshburtonClub &MSA

266Havelock2

St,Ashburton.

Phone308P

7149

www.ashburtonclub.co.nz

2213881

2210093

acakefor your

special person with

Main South Rd, Tinwald. Phone 308 5774

Birthdays this week

Brodie Fransen, 12th October,aged 21

NancyElliott,14th October,aged 83

Andrew Webb,14th October,aged 6

VinnyTait,16th October

TomWaddell,16th October

GeorgieProuting,17th October,aged 11

Congratulations to last weeks winner!

Finn Talbot

If youhave aspecial friend who youwouldlike like to see

win acake,put their name in the BirthdayBooks at Sims

Bakery, Tinwald or Ashburton’sThe Courier,199 Burnett St.

N.B: Names forbirthdays next week

must be with us by 10.00am TUESDAY

ONLYONE ENTRYWILL BE SUBMITTED

INTOTHE DRAW PER NOMINEE

SELL

KLEMENS CATHCART

2214154

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askabout our

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

2180822

MY Boutique, shop clearance

clothing store. Ladies and

menswear, genuine

bargains. Still CCC $20

bargains. Triangle Shopping

Centre, Ashburton.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

POTATOES; Nadine &Agria

5kg bags $5. This weekend

only, ’special’ 10kg Nadine

& Agria $7.50 per bag.

Nadine seed potatoes

$2.50kg. 81 Elizabeth

Street, phone 027 531

9103 or 03 308 3195.

TRUCK DRIVERS AND

PEA HARVESTER DRIVERS

Some people are just born todrive!

SITUATIONS VACANT

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

wheel.Well,hereisanopportunity to driveall around the beautiful mid-Canterbury

region, and to drivefor aname that standsfor quality, reliability and goodness.

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

companies inthe South Island, we employ close to 1000 full-time staff and an

additional 600 staff across the seasons atnine different locations.

Right now we’re on the lookout for seasonal Truck Drivers and also seasonal

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

getting all the benefits ofworking for one of New Zealand’s biggest food

production and supply groups.

You may be astudent, perhaps you’re looking for achange, oritcould bethat

you’re semi-retired -whatever your circumstances, this is agreat opportunity to

drive your career further.

Truck Drivers

Ideally you’ll have aclass 2or4licence to operate our company-owned late

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

happily train you upsothat you can obtain the licence.

Pea Harvester Drivers

Aclass 2and heavy wheels endorsement on your licence would be preferable, but

full training will be offered to the right person.

Driving for Talley’s means driving inmodern trucks, working consistent hours,

earning good wages and having the opportunity for overtime.

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

we operate a100% drug-free environment. You’ll be required to undergo preemployment

and random drug screening. Only applicants with the right to work in

NZ need apply.

Email your CV and references to:

Ashburton.Hr@talleys.co.nz or completeanapplication form onsite at our

Guardhouse:125 FairfieldRoad, Fairton. Please specify the role youare applying for.

2069759

DELIVERYPEOPLE

wanted

to deliver the AshburtonCourier and Realty

every Thursdayafternoon in the

Ashburtonurban area.

Shssssssh..............it’s

classified

Phone Leonie on

308 7664 or email

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2172548

Ourclassified advertising Really

works,and it Won’tcost youanarm

and aleg.Use the form in our paper

or call at 199 Burnett St, Ashburton.

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Do youhaveaneye fordetail?

Areyou able to work under pressure?

Do youhaveacurrentfull driver’s licence?

Areyou up forachallenge?

We are looking for amotivated get the job done

rightkind of person to join our fast paced team.

Your main responsibility would bethe detailing of

all vehicles thatare processed through our shop,to

enable these to be deliveredinA1condition to our

clients.

Youwould be responsible for all the cleaning and

odd jobs around our premises as well as helping us

out with Goulds Towing when required.Fromtime

to time you may be required to deliver vehicles to

our clients, aswell as run odd jobs around town

when required.

This position is available forimmediate start.

Call or come and see us now.

PANELCRAFT

COLLISION REPAIR CENTRE

UBEND IT.....WE MEND IT

South Street,Ashburton. Phone 3085238

ANDY’SPAINT &DECORATING

ANDY’SPAINTING &DECORATING

PAINTER WANTED

BrushHand/Apprentice

We areawellknown business in MidCanterbury

and arelooking forabrush hand/apprenticewho

is honest,reliable, keen to work,ateam player and

holds afull or restricteddrivers licence.

This position maysuit aschool leaverlooking fora

trade or someone looking forachange.

Full training will be provided.

Phone Andy

0274 354 646 or 03 302 6992

CALF REARER

We arelooking forsomeone to help

assist with calf rearing. Hours will be between

2to3hours per dayfor 6to8weeks.

Starttimeinthe morning negotiable to suit other

commitments. May suit someonewith school

aged children looking fora

bit extramoney beforeChristmas.

PhoneLee-Anne on 0273092608

DAIRYFARM

WORKER WANTED

15kmeastofAshburton

450 cows

36 aside

herringbone shed

Phone

027 3336838

2209322

WANTED TO BUY

METAL, heavy etc. Free

light-grade metal in-yard

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.

Ashburton Scrap

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford

Forest Road (behind

Placemakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

WANTED: Caravan fridge.

Carpet 11’x7’ minimum.

Car seat covers. Snare

drum, drum accessories.

Sell: 3caravans NZ; 20ft,

18ft, 15ft. 03 308 5193, 027

204 9709.

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE sale Saturday 12th

October, Pages Road,

9.00am start. All sorts. Sign

at gate.

2213685

2214397

2215207

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

TRAVEL

BACK Country: Enjoy a

guided visit with David

Howden; October 16.

Includes Hakatere Stone

Hut, Lake Heron, lunch.

Home pick-up, Ashburton

town. John & Kathleen

Lawler, Rakaia 03 302

7328.

NELSON, Picton; November

22-26, D.B.B. hotels; Farewell

Spit, catamaran sailing,

Queen Charlotte

Sound mail boat, Omaka

Aviation collection. For

details, John & Kathleen

Lawler, Rakaia, 03 302

7328.

WHITE Herons, December

6-8; Rick Stirling’s Clarence

River, Rainbow Safari,

December 15-17; D.B.B.

accomodation. Two great

tours. Book now! John &

Kathleen Lawler, Rakaia 03

302 7328.


Page 30, Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 10 October 2019

PLUMBING, drainlaying,

blocked drains. Phone

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing

on 027 555 5575 or 308

1248 (Master Plumbers &

Drainlayers).

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

ENQUIRE ABOUT

LEAF AND

SNOWGUARD

ALTERATIONS,

and trouser hemming, curtain

alterations and curtain

making. Call Michelle on

027 352 7248.

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478 or

Cawte 027 418 7955.

CARPET 2You -For all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

tiles, re-stretch &repair and

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill on 027 491 4210.

CARPET cleaning -Powerful

equipment & fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

HEALTH &BEAUTY

TRADE &SERVICES

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

03 307 8870 2131556

PANELBEATING and spray

Manufacturers &Installers of:

Allworkmanship guaranteed painting of cars, trucks,

buses, horse floats &

URGENT CARE CLINIC

motorhomes, caravans,

•Continuous Spouting -Fascia•DownPipes

trailers, farm machinery, jet WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

boats. Light engineering IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

and aluminium welding. Forall othermedical assistanceoutside of normal

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

Range Street, Ashburton.

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

Phone 307 0378.

free healthadvice on whattodoorwheretogoifyou

WINDSCREENS -N.Z. Auto

need urgentcare.

Glass, any car, anytime, If youdon’t have aregulargeneral practice, call any

anywhere. 24 hour emergency

service. Phone Wil-

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

Ben Ananais Brian Danny Kurtis

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

8485 (24 hours), 152 Wills

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

ALPS

Ben Kruger Street, Ashburton.

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPracticefor

021 808 739 or 308 4380

PERSONAL

Saturday12th October is TinwaldMedical Centre,

232 BoundaryRoad, Ashburton

33 Archibald Street.They will hold surgeries from

CONTINUOUS SPOUTING www.alpscontinuousspouting.co.nz Beautiful Lady Looking

10.00am until 12.00pm and from 6.00pm until 7.00pm.

E; benkruger@xtra.co.nz forLove.

Blue/Green eyes with fair

No appointmentnecessary. Surgeryphone 308 6565.

SUN Control Window Tinting: hair,slim figureand ahappy

Sunday13th October is AshburtonHealth First,

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

disposition. Interests include

308 Havelock Street.

control for homes -offices -

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

and cars. Phone Craig dining out,travel, dancing and

Rogers 307 6347, member down to earth fun! Genuine

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 1956.

of Master Tinters NZ.

replies only from gentage 60+ Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

FORALL YOUR TILING - For all your tiling To makecontactcall

requirements including kitchen

splash backs, flooring

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

0800 315 311.

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

•LawnMowing

2213957

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

•Pruning

etc. (full water proofing),

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be on

•Garden Maintenance call Kevin on 027 496 8314.

FOR LEASE

the answer phone.

•Gutter Cleaning

•Rubbish Removal TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

RENT ME! PHARMACIES

Call us TODAY safety, security, privacy,

Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,

foraFREE quote frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

East Street will be open on

mending ENGRAVERS - Local Ashburton

business for all your

Sundaymorning from 10.00am until1.00pm

Ph 0800 4546 546 quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

Saturdaymorning from 9.00am until 1.00pm

engraving and new trophy

(0800 4jimjim)

now, Bill Breukelaar,

and from 5.00pm until 7.00pm evenings.

requirements. Fast, friendly

and professional service.

ROOF Painting - Spring www.tintawindow.co.nz

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

Call/text Trudy at 311

special - Free quote -

normal trading hours during the week and on Saturday

Engravers, 022 600 7144,

Phone Chris on 0800 677 TV Reception Specialists for

Ideal as an extra

morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Facebook.

246 - Registered Master all your digital freeview

Painters.

installations and repairs, bedroomoroffice.

Closed Public Holidays

FLY control and spider

TV wall mounting, Smart Fully insulatedand

SEWING alterations - anything

considered, reason-

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

proofing. For all domestic

TV set-up, home theatre double glazed forwarmth.

and industrial pest control

installation. Call John at

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

tradesmen.

able rates. Smoke and pet

Threeconvenientsizes:

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton TV &Audio Ltd

free home. Retired wedding

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Broughttoyouby

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 7332 or 027 277

seamstress. Phone Judith

Large 4.2m x2.4m

03 308 8147 or 027 432

1062.

308 3084, Allenton.

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

5447.

ROOF COATINGS All roof

Visit our displaycabin

FURNITURE removals -For types, specialising in

418WestStreet or call fora

all your household removal Decramastic and Long Run RAFFLE RESULTS

free brochure.

Countdown Complex, EastStreet, Ashburton

needs call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

www.justcabins.co.nz

HAKATERE Marae raffle

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

roofs not aproblem. Member

Master Painters & Scammell; 2nd: Lavinia;

224 0609.

results. 1st: Roger

GARDENING, mowing, Roofing Association NZ 3rd: Leiani Rickihana.

pruning ... For all your Spraymaster 0274337780

professional gardening

Introduction to

needs call Andrew at

Spruce Gardens 027 765

CARS WANTED

owner/oper-

2899 or 03 307 1693.

REFLEXOLOGY

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

SECURE waterproof storage

available. Capacity from COURSE

HYDRAULICS; Martin

8m

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic

to 65m 3 . Prices from

$25 per week. Inspection 23 rd &24 th November

hose repair service 24/7.

invited. Ashburton Safe

Stockists of Aero Quip

Oamaru

Storage 03 308 3086.

hoses &fittings, Commercial

hydraulics, Dynacool,

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety 2020 Diploma dates –refer website

www.southerntherapies.school.nz

Spool valves etc., MP Filtri,

Walvoil. Call Justin on 308

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

9778.

Damaged, Mechanical, Deregistered, Storage 03 307 0401. Tutor: CathySearle MRNZ,NZCHP,Cert Ad Ed

LEGAL work -Phone Peter Crashed, NoWOF – NO PROBLEM STORAGE: Secure self storage

(03) 4372366•027 4126170•stschool@xtra.co.nz

units available long or

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

Minimum of $100for most cars,

house sales, purchases

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

short term at Ashburton

and refinances. Will call at

*Conditionsapply.

Storage Facilities. Contact

home evenings for wills,

us on 0274 36 26 36 or

EDUCATIONAL

enduring powers of

Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813 www.ashburtonstoragefacilities.co.nz

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

PAINTER for all your painting

TENDERS

DRIVETECH LTD

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

“TRAININGTOMORROW’S DRIVERS TODAY”

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

FORKLIFT ENDORSEMENT

PAINTING

plastering -

wallpapering,

No job too

(F &OSH)

small. Interior, exterior.

Professional, prompt, competitive

service. Phone

•FORKLIFT (ATTACHMENTS) U/STD

Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton

•FORKLIFT MOUNTED SAFETY

on 021 878 794 or

307 7289.

PLATFORM U/STD

PLASTERING

NEED ALICENCE?

&COATINGS

Heavy Traffic Classes 2, 3, 4&5

Networks

Rockcote. Waterproofing.

Texture/Specialist

LICENCE ENDORSEMENTS

Coatings.

For Wheels, Tracks &Rollers,Dangerous Goods,

The Finishing Company

Vehicle Recovery & Passenger Training

Experienced

ator. Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker, 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks, will hang drapes.

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020

4169 0342.

CHIMNEY sweep, gutter and

downpipe cleaning and

repairs. Phone 03 394 6166

or 027 209 5026, ask for

Allan. AA Performance

Services.

COMPUTER problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup -wireless -

networks, spyware cleanup.

On-site day or evening.

LOW FEES. Call Robin

Johnstone,

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

2178739

PLUMBER: Repair or

replace. Taps, shower

mixers, hot water cylinders,

basins, tubs, toilets, vanity

units, leaking pipes. Call

Pete Young, experienced

plumber 027 280 0889 /

307 7582.

2210075

CARS

CARS

WANTED!

WANTED!

DEADOR

ALIVE!

getcash now!

getcashnow!

2116609

2186028

0800 58 78 22

FREEPHONE0508237 483

or 03 348 8481, 027 510 0684

info@drivetech.co.nz |www.drivetech.co.nz

HIRE

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

8155 for abooking.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

2199216

2204413

GARDENERS: Sheep

manure $5 bag. Medsquare

linseed straw $35

bale. Contact Alan 027 496

7136 with your order. A

Hinds Lions Project.


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MEETINGS

TheAnnual General Meetings of

IHC AshburtonAssociation and

CommunityProperties AshburtonInc.

Will be held on Thursday17October 2019

at Idea Services,21Archibald St, Ashburton

commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Presentation of IHC Distinguished ServiceAward

Supper to follow.

All welcome.

SPORTING FIXTURES

ARE CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS TO FILL THE

FOLLOWING COACHING &

MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

FOR THE 2020 SEASON:

U18

COLTSU21

SENIOR B

SENIOR

PLAYER ENQUIRIES ALSO WELCOME

We have agood core group of players in each grade

and averysupportiveand well-resourcedClub and

Committee behind you.

We can help youwith finding work and/or

accommodation if required.

ContactClub Captain

DarrylOldham027 202 5896

Email southernrfc@gmail.com

Agreat waytomeet newpeople at your local,

thriving countryclub

www.southernrugby.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICE

2208372

2212851

Home andPersonalSafetyCourses

These courses will provide youwith factual

information andtips on howtokeep yourself free

from harmand your home safe.

To be held on Friday, 18thOctober 2019

at AshburtonSeniorsCentre, 206Cameron Street.

Commencing at 9:30amto2:45pm

Cost is $10 which includes morning teaand lunch

plus acomplimentary homesafetyaudit and

installation of asmokealarm(s).

In conjunction with andfacilitatedby:

Sue Cahill

Call in atalk to the people who know ...

SUE’S PICK

OF THE WEEK

Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton your locally

owned &operated family business for 66 years

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs

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

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

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

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

“Standing up for YOU!”

Thelma

Bell

FOR COUNCILLOR -ASHBURTON WARD

Integrating cultures, Strengthening unity

Authorised by:ThelmaBell, 50 Middle Road,Ashburton.Telephone021 2593270

PUBLIC NOTICE

CRC

THE PROFESSIONALS

CHOICE

Full range available in-store.

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11.40 Dora and the Lost City of Gold PG

1.30 DowntonAbbey PG

1.30 Abominable G

3.10

4.00

4.45

APerfect 10

Danger Close

Good Boys

PG

R13

R13

6.15 ScaryStoriestoTell in the Dark R16

6.30

8.15

8.20

Hustlers

Gemini Man

Joker

R16

M

R16

Sat12th&Sun 13th

10.00 Ugly Dolls

10.00 Abominable

G

G

11.40 Dora and the Lost City of Gold PG

11.50 AngryBirds 2 PG

1.40 Gemini Man M

1.40

3.50

DangerClose

Good Boys

R13

R13

4.00 ScaryStoriestoTell in the Dark R16

5.45 Joker

R16

6.00 DowntonAbbey PG

8.00 Gemini Man M

8.10 Hustlers

R16

Mon14th, Tues 15th

&Wed 16th

11.00 DowntonAbbey

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R16

1.10

1.20

3.30

3.40

Danger Close

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Rambo: Last Blood

Gemini Man

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5.45 Joker

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5.50 DowntonAbbey PG

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BERTIE Holmes Art Exhibition,

Methven Heritage

Events Centre, on now!

Weekdays 9am - 5pm,

weekends 10.30am -

2.30pm. Exhibition closes

8th November.

PIPE TUTOR

REQUIRED

AgeConcernCanterbury, NZ Police,

Ashburton District Council,Civil Defence,

Fire Emergency NZ,

Neighbourhood Support Canterbury

BOOK NOW! Phone AgeConcernAshburtonon308 6817

or email ageconcernashburton@xtra.co.nz

Make your next move

your best move with

Helena Ratten

Mobile 0274 577998

helena@fnash.co.nz

We put you first

SBW Developments Ltd

Licensed AgentREAA 2008

2209384

SPACE available for next

weeks Courier -bequick!

Talk to us about your advertising

requirements. Phone

308 7664 or call into our

office at 199 Burnett Street,

Ashburton.

2214668

HOSPICE Mid Canterbury -

Here when you need us. If

you, or someone you care

about has a life limiting

illness, phone 307 8387 or

027 227 8387.

IMMIGRATION consultation,

visa applications. Phone

Maria Jimenez, Licenced

Immigration Advisor 027 532 5575.

Mariajimenez.lia@gmail.com

lammsmariajimenez.wixsite.com/nzlia

ARE you struggling to make

ends meet? Need extra

money? Why not sell your

unwanted items in The

Courier! Everything helps.

Ashburton Fanciers

Society

POULTRY AUCTION

Sunday October 13,

Sports Hall

Tancred Street West

Ashburton

Viewing 11am

Start 12.30pm

Poultry, Bantams,

Ducks,Cavies

Fertile eggs for hatching.

Day old chicks, unsexed.

Selected purebreeds

for $6.00 each

2212321

TheCancer Societyoffering

supportfor people

with acancer diagnosis

and their families

CANCER SOCIETY

TheMackenzie Centre,

122 Kermode Street,Ashburton

ContactAnnie on 03 307 7691

2149203

Bertie

Holmes

wishestosay

thankyou to

everyone who

attended the

exhibition

openingon

Sunday.

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TimaruScottish Society

Pipe Band

Forany interest,please contact:

Pauline on

03 614 7458 or 0276 000 826

or Terry

on 03 684 3104

2214457

COMMUTER WEEK

SPECIAL

WORKING OR STUDYING IN CHRISTCHURCH?

Tryour daily commuter servicefrom

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returnduring the week of 14-18 November.

Minimum booking forthis rate 3days

Conditions apply.

www.midcanterburyshuttleservice.co.nz

Phone021 08385112

St David’s Fair &GarageSale

9-11am Saturday12th October2019

48 Allens Road,Allenton.

•Children’s Games •FacePainting

•BouncyCastle •Baking (includes gluten free)

•Preserves•Jams •Walnuts •Plants

•Cards •BBQ •Morning Tea

•WhiteElephantStall

•Garage Sale and aSilentAuction

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

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