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‘Hammer to

crack nut’­

500 at key

water summit

By Toni Williams

‘‘It’s like using asledge hammer to

crack awalnut’’ and it’s not going to

work, says Federated Farmers

general manager policy and advocacy

Gavin Forrest.

It was an analogy Mr Forrest used

at apublic meeting at the Ashburton

Trust Event Centre in Ashburton to

describe the Government’s 115­page

essential freshwater proposal.

The meeting, led by Federated

Farmers Mid Canterbury provincial

president David Clark, drew almost

500 people: the majority farmers,

including those from Culverden,

Leeston and Waimate but there were

also industry representatives, rural

and urban business owners, new and

outgoing district and regional

councillors and members of the

community.

Mr Forrest was on the information

panel along with Mid Canterbury

farmer, and Federated Farmer board

member, environment and water

spokesman Chris Allen and North

Island regional policy manager Dr

Paul Le Mierre. Federated Farmers

chief executive officer Terry

Copeland also spoke.

‘‘It’s not just adiscussion

document,’’ Mr Forrest said.

It included three critically

important, and advanced, regulatory

documents which has alarmed

Federated Farmers; adraft national

policy statement for Freshwater

Management, aproposed National

Environmental Standard for

Freshwater and Draft Stock

Exclusion Section 360 Regulations.

There is also concern over the lack

of cost benefit analysis, the short sixweek

timeframe calling for

submissions on the proposal

(extended by two weeks after

pushback), four other significant

submissions also happening at the

same time and there will be no

hearings for the proposal, with

cabinet, not Parliament, to make the

final decision.

The panel went through the

proposals and their concerns as well

as answering questions from the

crowd.

The event was also live­streamed.

Provincial president David Clark at the podium at the water meeting in Ashburton

Mr Clark reiterated Federated

Farmers concerns the proposal, as it

was written, would affect business

owners and employers in

communities such as Mid Canterbury

as much as it will hurt farmers.

He said trusting those in power

was not an option.

This proposal, which closes on

October 31 at 5pm, was the one and

only chance for the voice of farmers,

and those in the community, to be

heard. There was no second round or

recourse.

It was in the farmer interest to

look after and care for their land and

most farmers in Canterbury were

already involved with the existing

Canterbury Land and Water Plan,

something they were fully engaged

with to improve water quality, Mr

Clark said.

Ablanket nationwide rule was not

the answer and would see

‘‘unintended consequences’’ occur ­

loss of jobs, bankruptcy or

production losses.

Mr Copeland said Federated

Farmers represented the long­term

ability of landowners to profitably

and sustainably produce food and

fibre, regardless the type of

productive land use.

‘‘It’s up to you what you do with

your land,’’ he said, but under the

proposal the flexibility for farmers to

choose how to farm their land will no

longer exist, without permissions.

‘‘We want to support communities

so they are vibrant.’’

Mr Copeland said the primary

sector was an important driver for

local and regional economies as well

as the national economy.

It accounts for more than

$46billion of exports; dairy $18.12b,

meat and wool $10.17b and arable

$236m which provides adomestic

food source for people and animals,

particularly in Canterbury.

‘‘Farmers and growers rely on

service industries to produce high

quality and high value products and

to transport, process and market

them to discerning customers in

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Fish and chips for May’s 101st

By Mick Jensen

ColdstreamHouse resident

May Parker celebratedher 101st

birthday lastweek with her

favourite fish and chip lunch.

Two of her four daughters

joined her at lunch, alongside

youngermembers of the family.

Dunedinborn, May attended

Otago Girls and then trainedas

anurse.

She was arep netballer,

although the game was referred

to as basketball in those days,

and played at centre for Otago.

She was also one of the first to

be employed as an industrial

nurse at the freezer worksand

enjoyedastint at Oamaru’s

Pukeuriplant.

‘‘I lovedthe job and the men

were all wonderful to me,’’she

said.

Her nursing career also

included astint as adistrict

nurse.

May married Geoffrey at a

registry office just beforehewas

shippedout and joined the

Royal Navy in World War 2.

Key water meeting attracts 500 in Ashburton

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With acurrent GDP of

11 per cent, itwas more

likely 15per cent when

support industries such

as the diesel mechanic

who relied solely on

farming machinery, and

other support industries,

were taken into account.

‘‘What is going to

replace this income and

how can we keep our

The ceremony was kept secret

from most of the family and was

later followed by asecond

communities vibrant?

‘‘It’s not fully thought

through,’’ he said of the

proposal.

Mr Clark said facilities

such as the event

centre and Lake Hood

exemplified the economical

transformation that

happened in the district

as aresult of thedistricts

farmers flexible land

use, and their ability to

react to markets, post

1990s.

There was a thriving

and diverse economy

with full schools and low

unemployment.

Member of Parliament

for Rangitata

Andrew Falloon, who

was also atthe meeting,

said if farmers had been

involved during the process

‘‘alarm bells

ceremony in achurch after

Geoffreyreturned home from

war.

wouldn’t beringing now,

there are major flaws

and unintended consequences

contained in

(minister David Parker’s)

proposals.’’

‘‘The impact isn’t just

on our rural communities,

it’s every business in

townthat counts farmers

as customers and the

knock­on effect

throughout the local

Husband Geoffreytrained as

apharmacist and set up shopin

Oamaruwhere he ran a

successfulbusiness for many

years.Hedied in 2006.

May has always been active

and played golf and badminton

and was amemberofOamaru

Operatic for anumber of years.

‘‘My four daughters are

wonderful girls and Iput my

longevity down to being a‘good

girl’ as well,’’ she said.

She had always liked aregular

glass of white wine and could

honestly say she had ‘‘enjoyed

her life’’.

May Parker,who looksfar

younger than her years, has nine

grandchildren and 12 great

grandchildren and was bornon

October 10 1918.

She still attends someFriday

gatherings at the Ashburton

Cavendish Club, aclub she was

also amemberofin Oamaru.

Photo:May Parker is a

sprightly 101.

Globe atmosphere recreated

The atmosphere of the

famous Globe Theatre

will be recreated and Big

Little Theatre Company

(BLTC) performers will

push boundaries when

they perform Shakespeare’s

Twelfth Night

in Ashburton next

month.

Three performances

at Ashburton Trust

Event Centre will feature

an elaborate set

design and aseating plan

that would have been

used back in the 1700s ­

and some top notch acting.

Having recently

returned from an inspiring

three weeks of theatre

training at the

Globe Theatre, London,

and at other locations,

BLTC actors are eager

to bring the Globe

experience to their home

theatre.

Ashburton Trust

Event Centre manager

Roger Farr said he had

been approached by

BLTC director Jackie

Heffernan with ‘‘the

crazy idea of recreating

the Globe’’ within the

venue.

‘‘Having seen first

hand the fun the audience

had being in the

‘groundling’ (or pit) at

the Globe Theatre, and

after many discussions, it

was decided that we too

could do something

similar here.’’

Back in the day, the

groundlings were generally

made up of poorer

audience members, who

would pay one penny to

stand in front of the

stage.

Richer patrons would

sit in the covered galleries,

paying much

more for their seats, Mr

Farr said.

‘‘Theatre etiquette

was alot more boisterous

back then, with

interjections being common

in the groundlings

area, which made for an

entertaining affair­

.’Twelfth Night is a

romantic comedy and

features love triangles,

disguise and cross dressing.

It tells the story of

brother and sister twins,

Viola and Sebastian, who

are shipwrecked off the

coast and separated.

Each presumes the

other dead and Viola

assumes the identity of a

man to earn aliving in the

home of Duke Orsino,

who she quickly falls in

love with.

Twelfth Night is traditionally

performed in the

festive season. BLTC

shows will be performed

on November 22 and 23 at

7pm and on November 24

at 2pm.

economy.’’

‘‘The lack of economic

modelling released by

the Government shows

that they’re not interested

inhaving ameaningful

debate,’’ hesaid.

Farmers putting in

submissions on the

essential freshwater proposal

should use their

own words and speak

about their farm.

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District has aweapon ­clean water

By John Keast

Ashburton has apotent

weapon as it, like all

districts, seeks to comply

with proposals for freshwater

reform.

Mayor­elect Neil

Brown, who has akeen

interest in watermatters,

said water ­wastewater,

stormwater, water for

irrigation ­was going to

loom large for the Ashburton

council and all

others.

But in its managed

aquifer recharge programme

­aprogramme

praised byEnvironment

Minister David Parker ­

Ashburton had the jump

on many.

The programme

involves using clean consented

(but unused)

Ashburton council stockwater.

It is percolated into

the ground at various

sites, diluting nitrate

levels and lifting aquifer

levels.

Early trial results have

been very promising.

The water is also used

to boost streams, such as

behind Mayfield where

consented water from

the Rangitata Diversion

race is run into awetland

and, from there, to

boost the flow to the

Hinds River.

The Hinds Water

Enhancement Group,

which runs the programme,

believes the

water from the RDR is

helping the Mayfield

bore and othersupplies.

The enhancement

group is seeking

$950,000 from the Provincial

Growth Fund to

expand the trials and is

expecting to hear the

outcome of its application

soon.

Mr Brown said the

obvious source ofwater

for the aquifer scheme

was unused council

stockwater.

He said if more of the

district’s stockwater

could be piped, less

water would be needed

(only around 2per cent

of stockwater is drunk by

stock) allowing more for

the aquifer scheme ­not

irrigation.

He said the managed

aquifer scheme could be

the district’s saviour by

improving underground

water quality across the

district.

‘‘Our three rivers

(Rakaia, Ashburton,

Rangitata) meet targets

now. It’s just the shallow

aquifers and streams that

don’t meet targets now,’’

he said.

Mr Brown, a farmer,

said the big rivers were

pure and the district

needed an achievable

level of freshwater

reform that did not destroy

the economic value

of the district.

Stormwater was

another issue, and under

the proposed reforms, it

wouldhave to be treated.

‘‘So the town has some

work to do, too and we

have to do stormwater

better.’’

‘‘One good thing is

that we are way ahead.

We have money in our

Long Term Plan for stormwater.’’

Mr Brown said his

priority in the next few

days would betalking to

all councillors about

their interests as he tried

to work out who would

New­look council and new mayor at the tiller

Ashburton has anew­look

council and anew mayor,

dairy farmer Neil Brown.

There are four new

councillors­chemist CarolynCameron,

realtor RodgerLetham

­whose father

served in localgovernment

­accountant John Falloon

­father of Rangitata MP

Andrew Falloon ­ and

former mayor and regional

councillor Angus McKay.

Mr McKay lost to

Donna Favel who, in turn,

lost to Mr Brown, who

served as her deputy.

Mrs Favel gathered

2384 votes (in preliminary

figures) to Mr Brown’s

4418.

MrsFavel,who runs the

Regent Theatre with husband

David, said it had

been an honour and a

privilege to serve.

She did not stand as a

councillor so has gone

from council which she

served as Ashburton’s first

serve asdeputy and head

committees.

He hoped to have that

done by the end of next

week, or by the end of

the month.

Mr Brown was

brought up at Rakaia

and had ‘‘farming in his

veins’’.

He worked on sheep

and dairy farms, went to

Lincoln University, and

bought a farm after

going sharemilking and

‘‘through the ranks to

ownership’’.

He said he owned Salmon

Tales building at

Rakaia and also had

some low­key business

property interests.

Mr Brown and wife

Judy have three children.

female mayor.

Second inthe mayoral

race was retired retailer

Tony Todd, who was

second toMrBrown with

3731 votes.

Thefourth mayoral candidate,

landscaper Leen

Braam, lost the mayoral

race by a wide margin

(1422 votes) but was the

highest polling candidate

in the hotly­contested Ashburton

Ward.

There, Mr Braam gathered4658votes,

just ahead

of first­timer John Falloon

with 4538 votes, fellow

first­timer Carolyn Cameron

(3798), incumbent

Diane Rawlinson (3672)

and Mr McKay (3455),

who missed out in the last

election after the controversy

over awater bottling

proposal for the Ashburton

Business Park.

Missing out were Selwyn

Price, Thelma Bell,

Ashburton Shah and Rochelle

Castle­Wilson.

Mr Price can count himself

unlucky after astrong

council term and wasclose

behind Mr McKay.

Lynette Lovett (1315)

and Stuart Wilson (1217)

were clear winners in the

Eastern Ward, well ahead

of incumbent Mark

Malcolm (816) ­who did

not help his cause by first

saying hewould not stand,

then changing his mind ­

andnewcomer Philip Rushton

(514).

Incumbent Liz McMillan,

who had another

strongterm, ledthe field in

the Western Ward with

1444 votes ahead of Rodger

Letham (1069) and

Evan Chisnall (1055).

There were only two

vacancies in that ward,

with MrChisnall missing

out ­just.

Old­hand Roger Patersonled

the field forthesix

vacancies onthe Ashburton

Licensing Trust.

He garnered 6533 votes

ahead of Chantelle Quinn

(5736), Kieran Breakwell

(5393), Tim Silva (5255),

Robert Harnett (4857) and

Chris Robertson (4621).

Missing out were Kerry

Clough, Mark Malcolm and

Ashburton Shah.

The voter return was

55.06 per cent, excluding

special votes.

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Hugs for former mayor, and acouncil with new flavour

Donna Favel was everywhere

­ at community

meetings, at council, and

representing Ashburton

on national bodies.

Hers was an inclusive

style and she was rarely

rattled.

But after six years as a

councillor and three as

mayor, the voting public

sought change.

On Monday, Mrs Favel

was taking time to absorb

the loss, accepting ­and

giving hugs ­and thinking

how life will be after a

mayoralty in which she

represented Ashburton

Courier comment

locally and nationally.

The job had been allconsuming,

and Mrs

Favel was a stickler for

details, quizzing staff and

visitors to council for

every detail.

The new council has a

different flavour, with a

more business/rural

flavour ­ mayor Neil

brown is adairy farmer/

businessman, Angus

McKay had a farm at

Methven and represented

the district on the

regional council, John

Falloon isanaccountant,

Rodger Letham specialises

in selling rural property,

Stuart Wilson is a

retired farmer, and

Lynette Lovett lives on a

rural property.

Two issues may have

combined to unseat Mrs

Favel: the council

decision to move the

fountain from East Street

to the domain, and the

closure of the Ashburton

i­Site.

The closure of the

i­Site was recommended

by a council­led review

(and closed by the board

of Experience Mid Canterbury)

and raised the

ire of the public.

The fountain issue

came about as aresult of

planning for the upgrade

of the CBD ­itwas seen,

basically, as being in the

way.

That decision also

upset the community and

it was Mr Brown who

intervened by initiating a

notice of motion to

revoke the decision.

The decision was revoked

and the fountain is

not going anywhere.

Whether those matters

had astrong influence on

voters is moot; Mrs Favel

is out, having decided not

to alsoseek aseataround

the table, as Leen Braam

did.

He missed out (by a

wide margin) on the top

job but topped the polling

in the Ashburton

Ward.

Had Mrs Favel also

stood, she, too, might

have been back around

the table.

Given her love of the

district ­and the work she

has done for it ­she may

be back at alater date.

Ashburton now has a

new, smaller council

(nine instead of 12) and

challenges ahead, not

least the ruckus that may

ensue if tough new

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environmental rules, as

they stand down, are

enforced.

They have the potential

to hurt farming, and

anything that does that

will hurt the district.

The previous council

was strong on water

issues ­retiringcouncillor

Peter Reveley said any

intending councillor had

better bone uponwater ­

water issues, for good or

ill, willfeature too for this

council.

In that regard, Mr

Brown is in his element.

­John Keast

Warm welcome for new principal

Column

Seven

New Mt Hutt College

principal Jack Saxon has

been welcomed with

fanfare ­and an

assurance that if the

budget had allowed,

every student from

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former school, would

have come to the handover.

Manuhiri speakers

said Mr Saxon was a

leader, much loved in the

community, and that, if

he ever wished to leave

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Methven, Kaitaia would

welcome him back.

Mr Saxon, family,

several senior pupils and

Kaitaia teachers were

greeted with astirring

haka, akaikaranga from

Rana Staples, of

Arowhenua Marae, and

speeches from Darren

Solomon, of Arowhenua,

and Richard Fitzgerald,

of Mt Hutt College board

of trustees, and Colin

Brodie.

Mr Saxon was also

greeted by head boy

Mitchell Baron and head

girl Caitlin Smith and

two Year 7buddies.

Mr Saxon said he

needed to listen to all

voices, and through those

voices the community

would flourish.

‘‘I want to take the

time to listen.’’

He said he would

never forget his five years

in Kaitaia.

‘‘To students, whanau,

teachers, treasure what

you treasure most

dearly.’’

He urged students,

teachers and the

community to have high

expectations of him.

He said he was one for

collaboration, was

excited about the future,

and to continue to build

on ‘‘the amazing

foundation’’ at Mt Hutt

College.

Kaitaia teacher Ray

Subritzky said Mr Saxon

took Kaitaia College and

‘‘shook it upside down’’

and urged Mt Hutt

College to ‘‘look after

him ­orwewill be back

to get him’’.

The whole school, he

said, turned out to shake

his hand.

THIS WEEK’SSPECIALS

Photo: Mr Saxon is

greeted with ahaka and,

below, Mr Saxon prepares

to greet aKaitaia teacher

during the ceremony.

We wonder if there are

others out there who have

endured the brief adrenaline

spike of being

bombarded by a diving

magpie. For the Ashburton

bloke who donned

cycling attire for an offroad

jaunt along Melrose

road onSunday, the multiple

diving magpiewas not

on his radar until it was too

late. Weare please to say

cyclist and magpie

survived the ordeal but it

serves as a warning to

others...it’s that time of

year.

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We mentioned earlier

how we got astart when we

saw a life­size image of

mayoral aspirant Tony

Todd ‘‘looking’’ at us from

ashop window. We walked

past the other two and

there were two Tony

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Investor interest in

Lake Hood campus

Discussions with several potential

investors in the proposed $50million

Southern Parallel Sports Campus

(SPSC) at Lake Hood are ongoing and

positive, says apromoter of the project.

The sports campus is proposed by

APT Sports Academy Ltd, supported by

Aonghus NZ Ltd, Westbury Investment

Group USA, investment partners, the

Allied Forces Foundation, and through

alliances with New Zealand and North

American universities.

Catherine Stuart, managing partner

of Aonghus, said Lake Hood was the key

factor in bringing the concept to the

region.

Ongoing talks with investors were

progressing well.

The project had ‘‘aggressive project

timelines’’ and the aim was to have the

complex open by mid 2021.

She said the mission of the project was

to ‘‘change the game’’ by offering a

holistic campus and programmes

focused on benefiting high performance

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from Lake Hood residents, and the

SPSC team continued to work closely

with the Lake Hood Extension Trust.

She said the project had also received

encouraging support from Ashburton

District Council and the mayor.

The project will include the sports

campus, academic lecture theatres,

medical, mental health and nutrition

teaching services. Athletes will be housed

in lakeside residential style accommodation.

The campus will be supported by the

establishment of a high­end lodge,

which will include the refurbishment

and extension of the current Lake

House restaurant.

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visit the Southern Parallel Sports Campus

Facebook page or southernparallelsports.com

website.

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pets with hands­on

morning activities like

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sand saucer and

scarecrow making.

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will include a range of

AgriKids type competitions

for small teams of

senior students from

both schools.

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juniors such asgumboot

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educator Lesley Ottey.

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Sort The Bag challenge, which

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that could be eitherrecycled, re­used

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District Council to deliver the

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more environmentally friendly.

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bottles and bread bags could easily

be re­used for dog poo bags.

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educator because there was a big

problem with waste.

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job.’’

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Barker’s of Geraldine,

Geraldine’s biggest

employer, is celebrating

50 years in business.

Barker’s was founded

by Anthony Barker and

wife Gillian in 1969.

Their first product was

elderberry wine ­ahuge

hit ­and from there they

diversified into full­scale

fruit­wine production.

Mr Barker was a tinkerer

who converted

unlikely home appliances

into wine­making paraphernalia

and one of his

greatest achievements,

outside wine­making, was

to invent what became

the Kent (Barker) log

fire, royalties from which

helped keep the company

afloat in challenging

times.

One of the hardest

decisions the Barkers

made was to stop making

fruit wines in favour of

creating a fruit ingredients

and bakery fillings

business.

After a steep learning

curve ­ and some lean

years ­they launched Barker’s

blackcurrant and

Barker’s new eatery and boutique

accommodation in central Geraldine.

shifted from being acottage

industry to a New

Zealand food producer

and export business.

The business won the

supreme award at the

South Canterbury ChamberofCommercebusiness

excellence awards in 2009

and 2014 and was winner

of the producer/manufacturer

award atthe Westpac

Canterbury Chamber

of Commerce Business

Champions Awards.

Barkers process alot of

New Zealand produce for

New Zealand provenance

label claims and export

more than 20per cent of

production,mostly to Australia.

It also supplies processed

fruit products in

bulk tolarge bakery and

dairy manufacturers.

It hasgrown11per cent

per annum over the past

25 years and employs

more than 220 staff, making

it a significant

employerinSouthCanterbury.

Anew book, Barkers of

Geraldine: 50Years Preserved,

is MichaelBarker’s

tribute to his father, Anthony

and is the story ofa

heartland New Zealand

business.

Michael Barker has

spent his life atBarkers,

and has been winemaker,

production manager, general

manager, managing

director and isnow chairman

and still has aminority

shareholding.

He is proud the business

is still on the family farm

near Geraldine and has

just finished developing a

central Geraldine site for

the new Barker’s

Foodstore and Eatery.

He also refurbished the

former Anglican vicarage

for boutique accommodation.

Mr Barker is also keen

to further develop ascenic

walkway along the Waihi

River, which runs through

Geraldine.

From the cold, alogfire

Theideafor aclassic Kiwi

invention was born on a

snowy morning on the

shores Lake Heron.

It is aMid Canterbury

twist tothe invention of

the Kent Barker log fire,

royalties from which later

helped major Geraldine

food producer Barker’s

through some lean years.

Michael Barker, inhis

book Barker’s of Geraldine:

50 Years Preserved,

written to mark the company’s

50th birthday, said

his father, Anthony,

invented many utilitarian

things, not least a log

burner.

He said that for years

his father dined out on

how he sold efficient

wood­burning technology

to an international company,

Shell Oil.

The company which

made the log fires was

KentHeating,asubsidiary

of Shell Oil.

MichaelBarkersaid the

story began when Anthony

was 16and took his

fatherand twounclesona

fishing trip to Harrison’s

Bight, Lake Heron, in a

Model T.

The campsite was

exposed tothe northwest

and after aday offishing,

the windgot up,making it

difficult tolight afire.

In the morning there

was afoot of snow on the

ground.

‘‘There was an empty

oil drum lying nearby and

asheet of rusty corrugated

iron. Anthony remembered

an image he had

seen of anArctic woman

with ababy onher back

beside an upside­down

drum that was giving out

unseen heat.

‘‘He cut ahole inthe

drum, rolled the iron into

atube,insertedthe makeshift

chimney, packed wet

sand around it in theleeof

the tent and made afire

with driftwood.

‘‘With some heat, life

became bearableand they

were able tocook ameal

and eventually smoke

their trout,’’ Mr Barker

said.

Mr Barker said his

father became engrossed,

lying down watching the

flames and extracting as

much heat as he could.

‘‘He realised that the

more the fire was locked

in, the hotter it got and the

less unburnt hydrocarbons

escaped up the chimney.’’

Years later, Anthony

resurrected the idea, usinga

12­gallon oil drum on its

side with a clay base, a

hinged door and abuilt­in

window of fire­hardened

glass packed tight with

asbestos packing rope.

The model also had a

push­pull damper in the

chimney.

Hiswife,Gillian, calledin

Puffing Billy.

Many models followed,

and Kent began to make

the units in Auckland in

1978 and, soon after, to

cope with demand, started

making them in a Christchurch

factory. Kent continuedpayingroyaltiesuntil

it sold the business.

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

Bowen

Timaru

mayor

Restaurateur Nigel Bowen

is Timaru’s new mayor.

He had a commanding

lead (8657) over his nearest

rival, retired businessman

Gordon Handy, who gathered

4943 votes, ahead of

former mayorJanieAnnear

(4049),Shane Wilson(324),

and Kari Mohoao (189).

IncumbentKerry Stevens

(814), aformer principal of

Geraldine High School,

dipped out to newcomer

Gavin Oliver (1288) inthe

Geraldine Ward. Behind

Mr Stevens was former

councillor McGregor Simpson

(274).

Paddy O’Reilly and longtime

councillor Richard

Lyon were successful in the

Pleasant Point­Temuka

Ward, and in the hotly

contested Timaru Ward,

Nigel Bowen topped the

poll with 9151 (but withdrew

for the mayoralty)

leaving Steve Wills (who is

recoveringfromastroke)as

the leading councillor with

7443 votes.

Also in are Sally Parker,

Peter Burt, Barbara Gilchrist,

Allan Booth and Stu

Piddington.

Missing out were longtime

councillor Dave Jack,

lawyer Hugh Perry, former

council finance boss

Michael Boorer, Ronald

Ashburton, Anthony Brien,

Stu Jackson, Joshua Newlove,

Karl Te Raki, and

Jock Anderson.

Elected

Eiffelton farmer and water

expert Ian Mackenzie topped

the pollingfor the Mid

Canterbury constituency

for the Canterbury

Regional Council, with

13,745.

Mr Mackenzie ran a

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Family Notices

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

FRASER, Jennifer: (Jen)

(aka Wilson, aka

Gardiner): On October 13,

2019 at Ashburton. Loving

daughter of Doreen and

Robert, beautiful sister

of Christine, Linda, Darryl

and Gavin, amazing Mum

of Linda, and Jamie. Much

loved Grandma Baker of

Vaughn, Cody,Josh, Liana.

“We will miss you each and

everyday”.

Messages to the Gardiner

Family, P O Box 472,

Ashburton 7740. Aservice

to celebrateJen’s lifewill be

held at our Chapel,Cnr East

and Cox Streets, Ashburton

7740 on Thursday October

17, commencing at 1.30pm.

Followed by interment at

the Ashburton New Lawn

Cemetery.

Paterson’s

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JACKSON, Colin John:

Peacefully at McKenzie

Healthcare, Geraldine on

Tuesday, October 15, 2019,

aged 86 years.

Dearly loved husband of

Margaret, much loved and

respected father and father

in law of Lyn and Gerard

Gallagher,Carol and Graham

Boulton, and Graeme and

Tessa. Cherished Grandad of

Morgan, Greta, and Callum;

Laura, and Briony; Georgia,

and Ella; and great Grandad

of Blake; and Lincoln.

Special thanks to the staff

at McKenzie Healthcare,

Geraldine for their loving

care. Donations to Temuka

St John Ambulance would

be appreciated and may

be made at the service.

Messages to the Jackson

family, C/- P O Box 6035,

Ashburton7742.

A Service to Celebrate

Colin’s life will be held at

Trinity Presbyterian Church,

Hally Terrace, Temuka on

Saturday, October 19th,

at 1.30 p.m. followed by

privatecremation.

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LEIGHTON, Mary Eleanor:

(nee Johnston) : It is with

great sadness Mary died

peacefully on October 14,

2019 leaving her devoted

husband of 66 years,Bruce.

Dearly loved mother of

Diane, Jeffrey, Ian and

Joan, and Deborah and

Tony Neil. Cherished Gran

of Paul, Sarah and Dan,

Scott and Tayla; Elizabeth

and Jaeme, Charlotte and

Mitchell, and Matthew and

greatgranddaughterGrace.

Messages to the Leighton

family, 99 Park Street,

Ashburton 7700. Afuneral

service for Mary will be

held at our Chapel,cnr East

and Cox Streets, Ashburton

on Friday October 18,

commencing at 11.00.

Followed by private

cremation at theAshburton

Crematorium.

Paterson’s

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PITNEY, George Dale

Cornelius: On October 12,

2019 at Coldstream Lifecare,

Ashburton. Aged 76 years.

Loved Dad of Michelle,

Marie, Robin, Reuben

and Morgan, Regan, and

Rodney. Loved grandad of

Ethan, and Rhys; Callum,

Jessie, Joshua, and Charlie

and greatGrandad of Kyson;

and the lateTayze. Messages

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Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

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at Coldstream for their

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96 Tancred Street,Ashburton. Phone 307 8317

SHEA, Marie Catherine:

On Oct 12, 2019 peacefully

at Ashburton Hospital.

Dearly loved daughter of

the late Mary and Michael

Shea. Much loved sister

and sister in law ofthe late

Margaret O’Connor, the

late John, and Kathy Shea,

Kathleen and the late James

Hendren. A much loved

and loving Me-Meofall her

nieces and nephews and

their families. Messages to

P O Box 472, Ashburton

7740. ARequiem Mass for

Mariehas been held.

Paterson’s

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

YOUNG, Elizabeth

Thomson: Betty’s family

would like to express their

heartfelt thanks to those

who supported them by

messages of sympathy,

flowers, baking, visits and

attending her celebration

of life. Special thanks to

Rosebank staff for their

care ofBetty over her time

there and to Paterson’s for

their respect, guidance

and support.

Please accept this as our

personal acknowedgement.

IN MEMORIAM

PEARSON, Thomas Francis

(Tom): In loving memory

of my dearly loved brother

who went to rest 12th

October 2013.

Every day in some small

way,

Memories of youcome my

way,

Though absent, youare

always near,

Still sadly missed,loved and

always dear.

From your sister

Mary Renner

SMITH, Beverly Rae (Bev)

7/11/40 -19/10/15:

In memory ofaloving wife,

mother and grandmother.

Happymemories arealways

with us.

Love Mike, Craig, Sue and

Abbey,Vickyand Cameron,

Gail, Bob and Thomas and

Megan.

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Stranded ducklings saved

By Mick Jensen

It’s common to see

mother ducks and their

newborns waddling along

roadsides atthis time of

the year and two recent

duckling rescues have

been recounted to the

paper.

The first involved Mid

Canterbury Animal Welfare

Centre manager Rallou

Keeley who came

across seven baby ducks

stranded in her Allenton

garden.

The animal and bird

lovertook themunder her

‘‘wing’’ because mother

duckling was nowhere to

be seen.

Mrs Keeley said she

heard chirping and went

out with her torch to

investigate.

‘‘I found seven ducklings

huddled together,

but no mum to look after

them.

‘‘I went searching the

nearby streets and spoke

to acouple ofneighbours,

but there was no sign of

her.’’

Mrs Keeley took the

ducklingsinovernight and

fed them, but one was

found dead the next day.

‘‘I had asimilar encounter

five years ago, but that

time we found the mother

quickly.

‘‘Now is the season

when the ducklings are

out and about and motorists,

in particular, need to

watch out for them,’’ she

Children prepare for fete

Children at Mayfield

Playcentre have been

doing their bit to prepare

for the playcentre’s biennial

Homegrown Garden

Tour and Fete.

Afew weeks ago they

could be found pottingup

Mt Peel lilies in

preparation for the sale

on Sunday November 3.

Spades at the ready,

the children transplanted

lilies under the watchful

eye of their parents.

All potted up

and looking

glorious, the lilies

will be available

for sale at

the fete.

But buyers

need to be

quick as fete coordinator

Jane

Harrison says

the lily stall has

been popular in

the past and

they expect to

sell out.

The size of

the fragrant Mt Peel lily

makes them stand out:

the enormous trumpetshaped

flowers bud on

stems 2m ­3.5m in height.

The glossy leaves are

large and heart shaped,

providing dramatic foliage

cover.

The Homegrown Garden

Tour will give garden

enthusiasts and those

looking for aday in the

country the opportunity to

see four Mayfield gardens,

each carefully prepped

for spring and each

slightly different in style.

said.

Mrs Keeley took the

ducklings to the Ashburton

Domain and was

hopeful that mother duck

would either emerge, or a

foster mother would waddle

forward tolook after

the ducklings.

Asecond duckling rescue

told to us involved

nine ducklings and a

drain.

A passing driver

watched as one duckling

and mother duck waddled

along aroad at an Ashburton

industrial estate.

He was surprised when

the baby duck suddenly

disappeared from view.

The duckling had fallen

through agrate.

On lifting the drain

cover, the rescuer found

eight more ducklings and

promptly lifted them out

and reunited them with

the anxious, but patiently

waiting mother duck.

Photos: Rallou Keeley

with some of the ducklings

she took under her

wing before releasing

them inthe domain, and

the six ducklings huddled

together for warmth and

comfort.

Afete will also be set

up, with stalls selling items

including the Mt Peel

lilies.

Victoria Morrow, the

president at the playcentre,

said they were

looking forward to the

day. ‘‘It’s a really nice

community event,’’ she

said.

Event Information and

ticketing information can

be found on Home

Homegrown Garden

Tour’s facebook page.

Photo: Hazel Scott with

one of the lilies.

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 17 October 2019, Page 11

Simulators help train

Comedy double acthere

Comedy duo GaryMcCormickand

newlyelected Invercargillmayor Tim

Shadboltwill do astand­up comedy

fundraiseratthe Methven Golf Club

on Friday, November 1.

Ticket are $55 (supper andshow)

and available fromthe i­Site,Methven

(cash only)orthroughthe Methven

GolfClub.. Contact golf co­ordinator

Bruce Dickson at 021 02272093.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

If thereisany difficulty getting

tickets, email

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Ceramics exhibition

Hakatere Ceramics will hold an exhibition

at Ashburton’s Short Street

Gallery from November 1to8.

The gallery will be open from 10am

to 4pm daily and entry is free. Items are

for sale.

The exhibition will include works by

guest potter Renate Galetzka.

Further details at Hakatere Ceramic’s

Facebook page.

Supporters of the RHACA model, from left, Trevor Croy (Advance Ashburton), Mary Ross

(RHACA), Dr Lauren Dickson and Dr Neil Chavda (both Ashburton Hospital doctors), Dr John

Lyons (Ashburton Hospital clinical director), Don Church (Mackenie Charitable Foundation),

Prof. David Murdoch (Dean, Otago University Medical School, Christchurch), Bob Johnston and

Alan Johnston.

By John Keast

The patient was critical.

He rode a motorcycle into a

pole.

Staff at Ashburton Hospital

checked his vital signs, and they

were not good.

This, fortunately, wasascenario.

It played out, on closed circuit

television, before people who, in

their own way, had created a

training centre like no other.

It is RHACA ­the Rural Health

Academic Centre Ashburton.

It is based in what wasWard6of

Ashburton Hospital and has three

silent, yet vital, partners.

They are medical simulations

models­anadult, achildand, now,

ababy.

The simulation models, called

Sims, allow clinical staff and rural

health medical practitioners to

practise real­life scenarios in asafe

and controlled environment.

By doing this,theylearn what to

do in a variety of different

scenarios before they apply those

skills toreal patients.

RHACA did not just appear.

It was announced in late 2016

when atrustee ofAdvance Ashburton

Community Foundation,

Mary Ross, announced that the

foundation would give $315,000,

with $135,000 from the Mackenzie

Charitable Foundation, to set up

the centre.

Buying the expensive models

was possible because of agenerous,

anonymous donation.

It was described, then, as ‘‘an

exciting collaboration between the

Ashburton Health Services division

of the Canterbury District

Health Board, the Otago University

division of Health Sciences,

Advance Ashburton and the Mackenzie

Charitable Foundation’’.

Members of those organisations,

and supporters of Advance Ashburton,

gathered at Ward 6 last

weektosee wheretheirmoney had

gone.

They watched from another

room asnurses and young doctors

worked on the ‘‘crash’’ patient;

heard ‘‘groans’’ as the patient’s

blood pressure dropped.

Atube wasput intohis throatto

help him breathe; his pelvis was

secured with aspecial belt: he was

saved.

The other simulation models are

used for similar training.

Year 5 medical students will

come toAshburton for such training.

The journey to the training

centre has been along one.

It began, to alarge degree, with

abequest by aMiss Frampton, of

Wakanui, toAshburton Hospital.

That money, with support from

others, helped persuade the Canterbury

District Health Board to

redevelop the hospital, ahospital

which now features arural health

training centre.

Mrs Ross said that aswell as

training and promoting optimum

health care,ithad been shown that

students who undertook clinical

placement and training in rural

communities were more likely to

return after they graduated.

RHACA is not just simulation

training, but also research and

teaching.

EighteenRHACA research projects

are under way.

These include aregions stroke

study and audit, an audit of

oncologyservicesinAshburton,an

audit of shoulder reduction methods

in New Zealand hospitals,

challenges facing the rural nursing

workforce, and astudy into trends

in self­harm among school­aged

youth.

Others projects will be added in

time.

Car seats can be recycled

Ashburton residents can now recycle their expired,

damaged or unwanted child car seats for free through

the SeatSmart programme, with collection sites in

Ashburton, Rakaia and Methven.

This comes after the Ashburton District Council

partnered with the national child car seat recycling

programme to offer the service. Ashburton is the only

district where it is free to recycle aseat, thanks to

support from the council.

Service delivery group manager Neil McCann says

the initiative supports the council’s goal of reducing

waste ending up in landfill, which is agreat outcome

for the community.

‘‘We are proud to be partnering with the SeatSmart

programme to provide this free service. Avariety of

common household goods are already accepted free of

charge for recycling at our Resource Recovery Parks

and drop­off sites, and we are pleased to expand this

list to include child car seats.’’

Seats can be dropped off at the Methven recycling

yard (corner of Methven Chertsey Road and Line

Road), Rakaia Resource Recovery Park (West Town

Belt), and Ashburton Resource Recovery Park.

SeatSmart was launched in April 2016 and the three

new sites in the Ashburton District bring the number

of collection sites in the South Island to 20, and the

total number nationwide to 37.

Seats collected by the programme are dismantled by

offenders in Department of Correction community

work programmes as well as by social enterprises which

employ people who have adisability or are disadvantaged

or marginalised.

Up to 70% of a seat’s material (by weight) is

recyclable.

Key materials such as plastic, metal and harnesses

can be recycled or reused.

To find out more visit the website seatsmart.co.nz.

Photo: Ashburton District Council Waste Recovery

Manager Craig Goodwin with one of the seats brought

to the Ashburton Resource Recovery Park to be

recycled through the SeatSmart programme. Credit:

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Green­fingered

volunteers

work their magic

Eight green­fingered

volunteers are keeping

Ashburton’s treasure,

Trott’s Gardens, in

pristine shape.

The volunteers see

themselves as

caretakers of the

garden created by Alan

Trott on Racecourse

Road.

The garden is now

owned by the Trott’s

Garden Charitable

Trust, and volunteers

make up most of the

workforce,with the

trust employing a

supervisor and an

administrator/

marketing person.

The volunteers love

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getting out among the

birds and the stunning

scenery, love the

camaraderieand

friendships, and count

themselves lucky to be

involved behind the

scenes in such a

community project.

The volunteers are

essential to the

garden’s operation,

working in the formal

garden and herbaceous

borders, keeping edges

and hedges trimmed,

and organising the

catering and greeting

visitors.

Many help out

because they believe

passionately thatthe

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gardens should not fall

into private hands and

be lost to the public.

The charitable trust

is always looking for

more people to become

involved, and anyone

wishing to join should

email

info@trotts.co.nz

Photo: Many hands

make light work ­some

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

of the many volunteers

who helptokeep Trott’s

Garden pristine.

Children get together to see bigger picture

Make it, then spin it to

see the picture: dozens

of children gathered at

Ashburton Library as

part of aschool holiday

programme to make

thaumatropes -anoldfashioned

device. The

children drew pictures

on two sides of acard

through which cord was

threaded. When they

were spun, the two

pictures, because of the

speed at which they

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Chelsea (7) Sara, and

Gracie Moses (9), all of

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Rotarian Mike Smith.

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The United Filipinos

in Mid Canterbury

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inviting the wider

community to a fun,

cultural games day at

the Tancred Street

Sports Hall this Saturday.

Called the Unifilympics,

the event will

share traditional and

active Filipino games,

and also Filipino food.

UNIFIL publicrelations

officer Maria

Jimenez said the

fourth annual event

would feature team

and individual activities

and would bring

some of Mid

Canterbury’s 5000

Filipino population

together for the day.

‘‘For us it is about

keeping alive those

traditions from our

homeland and sharing

them with our children,

and also with the wider

community,’’ she said.

She said Filipinos

loved to have fun and

whether it was singing,

dancing, eating, or

playing games, it was

about coming together.

On the games programme

is luksong tinik,

which translates as

‘‘jumping over thorns’’.

It is abit like high jump,

but uses people’s hands

and feet that increasingly

stack up, instead of a

bar.

There are also sack

races and patintero, a

tag style game, to try

out.

There is an entrance

fee of $5 for the Unifilympics

and the action

runs from 9am until

5pm.


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 17 October 2019, Page 13

In yellow for walk

There was agood turnout for the first Hakatere

Hope Walk in Ashburton on Sunday.

The walk, part of anationwide effort, brought the

community together to raise awareness around

suicide prevention.

Around 200 people of all ages enjoyed ashort

loop walk from the southern end of the West Street

car park to the East Street rail overbridge and then

back down West Street.

Walkers included Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon

and Ashburton mayor Donna Favel.

The Hakatere Hope Walk was whanau­driven

and supported by multiple local agencies.

Many of those taking part wore the colour yellow,

representative of suicide prevention awareness, and

some walkers visibly remembered loved one who

had taken their own lives.

Adate for next year’s event has already been set.

Fundraiser for Rakaia Toy Library

There will be ahost of stalls at a

night fundraiser in the Rakaia

Community HallonSaturday

November 30 to raise money for the

Rakaia Toy Library.

The Christmas night market will

run from 6pm to 9pm.

Tickets are $5 and this goes to a

raffle that will be drawn at the end

of the night.

Basketballers on court

EA Networks Centre

hosted the four day U13

Southern Regional

Basketball

Championships last

week.

Running from

Wednesday to Saturday,

the busy tournament

featured teams from

around the Mainland.

Aand Bgrade

competitions for boys

and girls were contested

by 32 teams, including

four from Mid

Canterbury.

There were also teams

from Canterbury Metro,

North Canterbury,

Buller, Otago, Southland

and West Coast.

Games were played

over four, eight minute

quarters and featured

pool play over days one

and two, followed by

playoff games.

The Mid Canterbury

New day for litter group

Volunteers from Litter Free

Ashburton have changed their rubbish

pickupday fromMondayto

Thursday.

Money raised helps the library The rubbish collectors will now

buy new toys.

meetonthe second Thursday of each

Details of stallholders can be monthat1.30pm at the ChessBoard

found on the toy library’s Facebook on EastStreet. They usually collect

page.

until around 3pm.

reps struggled in the

match ups against teams

from bigger centres.

Some also gave game

time and tournament

experience to some

younger players.

North Canterbury won

the Agrade boys event,

while Otago Gold won

the girls Agrade. West

Coast won both the B

grade boys and girls

competitions.

Photo: The Mid

Canterbury U13 boys A

grade team gets ateam

talk from coach Ben

Ditmer ahead of their

89­30 defeat to

Canterbury Metro Black

on day two.

The Litter Free Ashburton

volunteers wear bright pinkbibs to

identify themselves and wear gloves

and use litter grabbers when working.

The change of collection day

follows arequest from Ashburton

council, whichprovides rubbish bags

and picks up anddisposes of thelitter

collected by thevolunteers.


Page 14, Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 17 October 2019

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ASHBURTON CBD

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Demolition, building

work cracking on

CBD revitalisation work

to take about two years

Building work around the

CBD is moving along at a

cracking pace with demolition

work continuing on the

foundations of the former

Ashburton County Council

building on Havelock Street

and the remodel to the

frontage of the Ashburton

Club and MSA along Burnett

Street, as well as new

building work across two

significant sites to help

revitalise the area.

On the large plot at the

corner ofTancred and Cass

streets there will sit the

Eastfield Precinct which will

house two new buildings ­a

two storey building home to

amedical centre, called Eastfield

Health (which will be

the future home of Sealy

Streetmedical practice),and

next door anew single storey

building, which will be the

new location for the Ministry

of Social Development

(Winz) office.

And on the corner of East

and Burnett streets the construction

of the new four

storey Murney Family Trust

building, pictured, is moving

along at afast pace.

Once completed it will be

one of the CBD’s tallest

buildings.

Turning Burnett and Tancred into one­way

streets, street enhancements, free parking

and alower speed limit are all planned for

the revitalisation of the Ashburton CBD.

Burnett Street between Cass and East will

feature one­way west­bound traffic, while

Tancred Street between Cass and East will

feature one­way east­bound traffic.

Ashburton District Council has worked

through detailed design plans to finalise what

the town centre will look like, following the

development of concept plans, community

consultation and ongoing engagement with

businesses.

The finalised design has been completed

and is now out for tender, with tenders

closing on November 12.

Council would make a decision on the

successful tenderer at its final meeting for

the year on December 12, said Ashburton

District Council group manager ­environmental

services.

Construction was expected to start in the

third week of January 2020, and would take

around two years to complete.

‘‘An unfortunate reality with big construction

projects of this nature is disruption, and

so arequirement of the construction contract

is liaison with affected businesses to try to

minimise the impact.’’

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ASHBURTON CBD

Shops, Service, Selection

Call for spruce up of

East Street chessboard

There are calls from some in the community to spruce up the East Street chessboard to encourage

more people to play the game. Those keen to see the game played more want the black and white

chess squares repainted and the surrounding area spruced up and made more inviting. The area

has also been mooted as avenue for live music, for jazz weekends, for buskers and more

community events and activities.

Kites used to ward off birds

People using Ashburton’s

central business district

are encouraged to dispose

of food waste and

rubbish correctly to help

reduce the temptation for

birds to roost in the

downtown area.

Staff at the Ashburton

District Council have

received several inquiries

in the past about protected

black billed gulls

congregating around a

number of business areas

and leaving mess around

shop­fronts and carparks.

Black billed gulls are an

endangered species that

nest in the Ashburton

riverbed each spring.

They are expected to

begin moving into the

river and away from businesses

as the breeding

season starts.

As aprotected species,

traditional methods of

deterring and controlling

the birds are not allowed.

However, an effective and

appropriate way to help

dissuade the birds is to

remove unnecessary food

waste from the area.

Some businesses in the

central business district

have also reverted to

installing large bird shaped

kite structures on

their buildings to stop

birds from settling on

their roofs.

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ASHBURTON CBD

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TheCBD water feature, which was close to being relocated to Ashburton Domain, will stay

where it is after an outpouring of strong public support.

Ashburton council is seeking tenders to sell the information centre building for

removal. Current CBD re-development plans do not include the building remaining on

its current site. The decision sits alongside the earlier decision to include the

provision of information services in the new Library and Civic Centre building on

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the human form in a

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ASHBURTON CBD

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To be held at the stationon

Burnett Street, the open day

will enable new potential

recruitstolookaround and to

talk with current volunteers.

Helping totakingastand

against breastcancer in

downtown Ashburton

during the PinkRibbon

StreetAppeal last week

were realtors Paddy Strange

and Toby O’Donnell, of

Property Brokers

Ashburton.

The men, along with some

of their colleagues and other

community volunteers, were

at various points around

Ashburton collecting money

to help fund groundbreakingresearch

into new

targeted treatments,

medical equipment for

hospitals, innovative

education programmes, and

vital supportfor Kiwisgoing

through breast cancer.

On average more than

3300 people ­including

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cancer each year andBreast

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age of 20, reporting any

changes to the look or feel

of theirown breasts to

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detected andtreated,the

betterthe outcome.

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Drop, cover, hold for ShakeOut

Ashburton District residents are being

encouraged to test their preparedness for an

happening.

An announcement will then be made at

earthquake by checking their emergency

plans and assuming the Drop, Cover and

Hold position for the national ShakeOut.

New Zealand’snational earthquake and

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for one minute.

ShakeOut is held all around the world to

remind people what they should do during

tsunami hikoi, ShakeOut is happening today an earthquake, and to practice atsunami

(October 17) at 1.30pm. The Ashburton

District Council will be participating.

The council’s customer service team will

alert customers visiting the council at

1.00pm and 1.15pm that the drill will be

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area.

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ASHBURTON CBD

Shops, Service, Selection

Green spaces important

Future­proofing town’s

wastewater network

The green spaces around Ashburton’s CBD are pleasant places to sit and ponder.

Asignificant project to future­proof

Ashburton’s wastewater network will

begin next month.

The 14 month project, which begins

on November 4,will affect sections of

the Ashburton/Hakatere and Ashburton

­Lake Hood River Trails.

Ashburton District Council service

delivery group manager Neil McCann

said the Ashburton River Crossing

and Pump Station project will see a

larger wastewater pipe installed

under the Ashburton River, replacing

the current pipeline, and connected

to anew pump station to be built next

to the wastewater treatment plant in

Tinwald.

Mr McCann said the $7 million

project will provide for Ashburton’s

continued growth, ensuring the town’s

infrastructure can meet future population

projections.

‘‘We’re very pleased to be delivering

this necessary upgrade. It will benefit

residents ­ both now and into the

future. Understandably, the project’s

proximity to the Ashburton/Hakatere

and Ashburton ­ Lake Hood River

Trails meansthat thesefacilitieswillbe

affected, however, we have worked

hard to minimise any disruption to

them, and residents will still be able to

access the trails.’’

While the Ashburton/Hakatere

RiverTrail (onthenorthernside of the

river) willremain open for themajority

of the project, minor closures are

expected. These closures will be

restricted toamatter of minutes over

one ortwo days astress are felled.

Asection ofthe Ashburton ­Lake

HoodRiverTrail (onthesouthern side

of the river) will be closed near the

construction site at Boundary Road.

People travelling to or from Lake

Hood will be directed to use adetour

via Grahams Road and Grove Farm

Road.

The detour route will be signposted,

along with additional project information

at various access points to the two

river trails.

Qualified ecologists will prepare a

Fish Salvage & Relocation Plan to

ensure passages for fish are maintained,

and inspections will becarried

outaround theworksitetoidentify bird

breeding areas. If breeding sites are

identified, the ecologist will make

recommendations to minimise any

disturbance to them.

The new pipeline will beinstalled

from Milton Road South across the

River towards the wastewater treatment

plant in Tinwaldbetween Boundary

Road and Grove Farm Road.

A small section of Milton Road

South (Ashburton River end) will be

closed tothe public, however, this will

not affect residents’ access to their

properties orthe Ashburton/Hakatere

River Trail.

Siepp Construction will becarrying

out the work onbehalf of the Council.

It is expected to finish inDecember

2020.

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15. Malcolm Lovett Automotive

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 34

17 October 2019

Message From ThePrincipal

Japan Tour Group

Well it’s been afascinating seventeen days as Iwas

fortunate enoughtobepartofour Japan Tour over

the holidays. Ihave been to several Asian countries

in the last fiveyears,but nothinghad prepared me

forJapan.Itisanamazing countryand the warmth

and hospitality of the people are a significant

feature. It is also very crowded! Our Japan Tour

group consisted of twenty two students who are

studying Japanese at College,and who wished to experiencethe culture

and practise the language.Thisisusually abiennial trip and this time was

accompanied by four adults

The students had all saved well for over ayear and therefore they were

heavily invested in making the trip apositiveexperience. We startedwith

afour-day Homestay experience through our Sister School Tokorozawa

Kita High School in Tokyo. This experience enabled the students to

understand the Japanese lifestyle alittle more. The Japanese students

typically startschool at about 8:30am and lessons continue until 3:30pm,

after which clubs start and continue until about 7:00pm. Students then

go home for ameal with their family and start their homework, which

typically can go to midnight.

Iwas surprised at the lack of technology within the Japanese classrooms.

The students were not using computers and most teachers were still

writing on blackboards. The lessons were text book-based, with every

student inthe class working on the same page. However the Homestay

experience was amazing and we also saw many temples, castles and

shopping malls in the twoweeks.

My thanks to the parents who accompanied the trip but,most importantly,

to Hiromi Horsley who organised the whole event and was atireless

organiser. This wasnosmall feat giventhe crowded rush hour conditions

we oftenfaced on the subway.

Ourstudents did abrilliantjob of being good ambassadors forboth their

school and our country. It wasinterestingthatmost of them expressed a

desire toreturn toJapan at some stage, but Ididn't meet anybody who

waskeen to finish their schooling within the Japanese system!

German and Classics Tours

Congratulations also to TomKitchen for his organisation of the German

Tour, and to Greta Hampton and Michael Clark for their organisation of

the Classics Tour to Greeceand Italy.This wasundertaken by acomposite

AshburtonCollegeand HillmortonHigh School group. Aswith the Japan

Tour, significant fundraising took place bystudents, with the support of

family and the communitygreatly appreciated.

College ANetballTeam

My congratulations to our netball girls on their qualification for,

and participation in, the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ National

Championships, held in Nelson during week two ofthe student holiday

break.

They finished 15th in New Zealand, which is asignificant achievement,

giventhatthereare 380+ secondaryschools in our country. Qualifying for

this eventalone,was agreat outcome and testimonytothe hard work of

the coaching and managementteam, and the players.

Year 13 Graduation Ceremony

Please keep the evening of Thursday 31October free for this important

occasion, which starts at 7:30pm at the AshburtonTrust EventCentre.

Ross Preece

Principal

Information

Red Carpet Evening

This evening showcases the amazing musical talent ofAshburton

College students. Welookforwardtosharinganevening of wonderful

entertainment with family,friends and the Ashburtoncommunity.

Tickets arenow available from the College Office.

Information

MAKE YOUR MARK

Calling all Pasifikastudents and parents.

Homework based supportand

English learning opportunities for

Pasifikaparents.

TUESDAYS6:00pm -8:00pm (term time)atthe

Senior Centre,206 Cameron Street,Ashburton

Events

Golf Assessments Undertaken

College’s Year 13 Physical Education class has been developing their

golfing skills via many practises at the Ashburton Golf Course and the

Par3LakeHoodCourse,throughoutmost of Term Three.

Physical Education teacher Karen McKenzie said thatmanyofthe students,

particularly the girls inthe case, had never played golf at all prior to this

experience. The group was fortunate to have Ashburton College Teacher

RonCarlson's experthelp to work on the basics initially.

As partofthe process students arerequired to video themselves and analyse

their golf swing,incomparison with aprofessional player-like Rory McIlroy

or Lydia Ko!

Thegolf assessmentitself took placeatthe AshburtonGolf Club on Thursday

19 September, with members of the Ashburton Golf Club scoring the

students,over9holes.

Students were graded on Stableford Points, with the aim of achieving

as many points as possible. Karen said that the boys had performed very

strongly in the Duathlon in Term One but the golf results belonged to the

girls. Several students who weren’t able to reach the Duathlon times were

successful in passing the golf assessment.

The TopSix Male andFemale Results were:

Girls

Boys

Aidan Elvines 15points ReeceWatson 14 points

Sophie Bell 15 points Kaleb Finn 11 points

Emily Armstrong 14 points Brynmor Workman 7points

Kate Flanaga 14 points TomMiddleton 7points

Emma Stagg 12 points Liam Pram 7points

Dani McArthur 12 points Connor Allen 7points

(Pictured left, lefttoright):

Andrevan Rooyen,

Sally Lemon, Aidan Elvines,

Emma Stagg.

(Pictured below, clockwise

from left): Displaying their

various styles,inaction, are

Emma Stagg,Tom Middleton

and Liam Pram

Events

Champions of Change: AshburtonCollege

Youth Hui

On Thursday 26September, between 11:30am-2:30pm, aYouth Hui

washeld at the College,todiscuss sustainability.

TheGoals of the Hui were to:

• explorethe concept of change

• discover whysustainabilityisimportant

• focus on MidCanterbury

TheHui wasopen to all students from Years 9-13 and wassupportedbythe

KānukaMid Canterbury Regeneration Trust and the Ashburton Trust.

What Are We Most Proud Of

Angela Cushnie from the Kānuka Mid Canterbury Regeneration Trust

facilitated the Hui and participants were first invited toshare what they

were most proud of in our region.

The list was huge -with our mountains, rivers and lakes featuring highly

alongside our community and community events like the Multi-Cultural

Bite, and places such as the ArtGalleryand the AshburtonDomain.

(Pictured above): Angela Cushnie working with the students.

What Would We LiketoChange

Shared next were ideas for things the students would like to change, and

these were grouped under four main themes:

• reduce, re-use,recycle

• waterways,ocean and pollution

• biodiversity

• carbon dioxide emissions and carbon footprint

SustainabilityFourPillars

One of the most important things learnt during the Hui was that

sustainability has four pillars - Environmental, Social, Economic and

Cultural. This helped the students to see our environmental issues through

anew lens,and acknowledge other points of view.

This Is Only aBeginning

The Hui was the start ofour conversation about sustainability. We have

started todraft aplan for change which begins with us as individuals

making changes in our ownlives.

ThreeSimpleChanges

We strongly encourage everyone in MidCanterburytomakethree simple

changes to help reduce plastic waste, which inevitably ends up in our

waterways and oceans:

• take your own refillable water bottle to school/work toavoid buying

bottled water

• take your own re-usable cup to cafés to avoid purchasing takeaway

cups (ask your local caféifthey offer adiscountwhen buying coffeeina

takeawaycup -some in MidCanterburyalready do)

• ifyou purchase adrink at acaféorrestaurant, ask if they have reusable

straws. Ifnot,ask foryour drink without aplastic straw

Head of Junior School Carolyn Clough said thatthe Hui will reconvene this

term forthose junior students who wish to continue this conversation and

build on our plan foraction.

Ashburton College Music Department presents

Red Carpet Evening

7:00pm

Thursday24October

Tickets -$15

Ashburton College Auditorium

(Pictured above, left toright): With ideas showing on the whiteboard and

captured on sheets of paper - Amy Stilgoe, Tarquin Kittelty-Williams,

Chrissie Cheesman, Mao Nishioka, Pauline Cuadrado, Janelle Galos,

Jessalene Eclipse,Mitch Cushnie,Carolyn Clough.

Appreciation

The Ashburton College Physical Education Department would like to

thank the following volunteers who helped on the day: BarbaraDavidson,

Bruce Day, Charlie Kelland, Sally Lemon, Vicki Moore, Heather Trott, Andre

and Debbie vanRooyenand Jeff Williamson.


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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 34

17 October 2019

Congratulations

NZ SecondarySchools’Netball Champs

Ashburton College’s ANetball Team had astellar outcome at the South

Island SecondarySchools’NetballTournament, with their fifth placing there,

qualifying them forthe New Zealand SecondarySchools’Championships.

Qualification comes through teams finishing in the top six from the Upper

North Island Secondary Schools’ Championships, five from the Lower

North Island Competition and five from South Island Secondary Schools’

Championships.

Qualifying forthisprestigious pathwaytournament is,initself,asignificant

achievement. Over 240 schools play at secondary schools’ netball

tournaments around New Zealand, and just sixteen teams qualify to go to

Nationals.

This is the second time in seventeen years that Ashburton College has

qualified. Manager Sue Dudley said thatitwas an amazing experiencefor

the whole team, and the players showedthattheydeservedtobethere by

matching it with some of the North Island teams.

Bringing in two Year 10 players to the squad exposed them to some

fabulous netball,and it willbeatournamentthatthe players will look back

on in years to come with greatpride.Theyhave playedagainst some of our

futureSilverFerns and thatalone is amassive achievement.

Results from the four dayswere –

The first game against Whanganui High School saw the team have abit

of asluggish start and trailing 3-9 by the end ofthe first quarter. The girls

picked themselves up and foughtback,onlylosing the 2nd and 3rdquarters

by twoand winningthe last one by one goal,but they couldn’t make up the

first quarterdeficit, losing26-35.

Next upwas Saint Kentigern College, winners of the Upper North Island

Secondary Schools’ tournament and probable favourites to take out the

national title.

AshburtonCollege came out of the blocks firing and at the end of the first

quarter itwas all tied upat10-10. This was enough for Saint Kentigern’s

to bring on their big guns and that’swhenthe game went to awholenew

level.The game wasplayedatspeed and thereweresome amazing skills on

display. College never gave up and were able to give all twelveplayers game

time,but eventually went down 22-53.

Day 2began against Epsom Girls’ Grammar School who made it very

difficult for College toget the ball into their shooters, due to the height of

defenders. Sue said that itwas noticeable that many ofthe North Island

teams have very tall players. The final score was 19-44 but itdidn’t reflect

the effort that the girls put in on the court and, infact, College drew the

last quarter6-6.

Villa Maria College: Thegirls took the positives from the Epsom game into

their matchagainst Villa Mariathat afternoon. At half-timethe game wasall

locked up at 17-all,but adropinintensitybyCollege in the thirdquartersaw

them trailing by 7going into the last quarter. Astrong fight-back from the

girlssaw them get within three of Villa, losing 32-35.

This is the closest the team has come to Villa all season, as College lost to

them at South Island’s by 9, so the girlswerethrilled to getapoint from the

game forfinishingwithin three goals.

Day3startedagainst St Mary’s College, the team thatfinished 4th at the

LowerNorth Island SecondarySchools’Tournament.

Both teams came out fighting and that set the tone for the whole game.

Down at half-time by9-10 College applied lots of defensive pressure,

creating multiple turnovers to see them take the lead 21-19 by half-time.

However, St Mary’s came back at College and turned the score around to

see them leading 29-27 at the end of the third quarter. Acouple of crucial

turnovers in the finalquartersaw the game just slip away from us,eventually

going down 36-40.

Napier Girls’ High School: There was ashort turnaround between games

on this day, berfore the girlswereback out on the courtagainst Napier Girls’

High School. Napier shot out of the blocks and beforeweknew it theteam

wasdown13-30 at half-time.

This was atrue game of two halves, with Ashburton College clawing their

wayback into the game and just losing the thirdquarter10-11 to be down

23-41. Allthe players got on the courtand College wonthe last quarter10-7,

with thefinal scorebeing 33-44.

On Day 4the teams were playing-off for final placings. For College this

was against Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. This was the first time

this school had ever qualified forNationals.

Playing for 15/16th place meant both teams wanted tofinish on awin.

This wasatight game,with neither team giving an inch. College led at the

end of the first quarter9-7 and maintained thattwo goal advantage by halftime

to be still ahead 15-13. College then extended that lead to 25-21 by the

end of the thirdquarter.

Alast quarterpush by SamuelMarsden sawthemget back to one goal but

College maintained their composureand took out the win 33-30 and 15th

place.

Thetournament

team (pictured

right, back row,

lefttoright):

Ella Pearson, Billie Surridge,Hayley Tallentire, TaylahBurrowes, Faith Scott,

Emma Stagg. (Front row,lefttoright): MiaPearson, Samantha Holden,

Dani McArthur,Jasmin Strawbridge,PoppyKilworth, GraceAdams.

Wins forJunior ABoys’ Basketball Team

The Ashburton College Junior Boys’ Basketball team had a successful

tour to Wellington, from 20-23 September, winning all three of their

scheduled games.

Results

The team’s first game was againstTawa College, which saw the boys finish

strongly to claim a93-75 win.

On the Saturdaythe boys playedStPatrick’s College,showing considerable

strength insideand out,tosecurea93-63win.

Their final outing on Sundaywas againstWellingtonCollege.After astrong

start the boys went on to win 70–55, maintaining a100% win record for

the tour.

AcademyTraining Session

On Monday morning the team attended Kenny McFadden’s New Zealand

Basketball Academyfor atrainingsession. KennyMcFaddenisanAmerican

former professional basketball playerwho currently worksincoaching and

developmentofbasketball in New Zealand.

Afterseeing afew sights it was time for the team and management to head

back toAshburton.

Acknowledgement

Coach Mark Douglas said he waswas extremely happywith the team’s effort

on the trip and through the 2019 season, and expresses his thanks to all

those whohavesupportedthe team this season.

(Pictured above, left to right): Marc Calzada, Jack Withell-O’Grady,

Jamie Reid, Charlie Banks, Denzel Banghal, Ethan Reodique, Coach Robinson,

Coach McFadden, Jacob Tallentire, Riley Sa, Caleb McNulty-Burns,

HenryHobbs,Mickele Young,Brad Douglas.

Coach wasMarkDouglas and ManagerTammyReid.

College 1st XI Hockey Draw Against

NewSouth Wales Team

Visiting as part ofalower South Island Tour was aBoys’ Secondary

School Hockey Team, drawnfromplayers from the Catholic Colleges in

NewSouth Wales.

College Team Manager Jason Vannini said that this is avisit which has

developedoverlatteryears to taking placeevery second year,with fixtures

having taken place about four times since Jason has been teaching at

AshburtonCollege.

The visitors’tour itinerary was quite full with eight games played innine

days -inChristchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill

and Cromwell,beforereturning to Christchurch.

5-all Draw Result

A2-0 scoretoAshCollafter the firstquarter became 3-2toNew South Wales

at half-time, with afinal 5-all draw. College goals were scored byEthan

Walsh (3 goals), JacobGray and Ryan Maslin (oneeach).

Jason reported that the game was played inafestival spirit, with good

relationships between the two sides. Heobserved that the defence was a

bit‘wanting’byboth teams but attack wasverywilling.

(Pictured below): Play in progress,with Ashburton College on attack.

College Team Members were - Cole Aitken, Connor Allan, Cole Beeman,

Jed Cameron, Ryan Geeson, Archie Glanville, Jacob Gray, Ryan Maslin,

Harry Soal, Jonty Small, Dante Vannini, Henry Wallis, Ethan Walsh,

Reece Watson, Todd White, Zac White. Absent for this fixture was

William Wallis.

Tom Walkham is the Coach and,asabove, Jason Vannini Manager.

(Pictured below): Thetwo teams together afterthe match.

TopFemale Shooterand Overall Second

Placing at SmallboreRifle Shooting Nationals

The Ashburton College Shooting team of Shania Harrison-Lee,

Emma Smith and Charlotte McKenzie, with Coach Bryan Hunter and

Manager Nina McKenzie, took part inthe Target Shooting New Zealand

Inter-Secondary Schools’event from 27-30 September 2019 at the start of

the recent student holiday break. The event was held in Wellington at the

RoyalTiger Range.

Shania advised that twenty-one schools competed from throughout New

Zealand,with AshburtonCollege placing second, missing out on the title

position by only 2.04 points.

TopFemale TrophytoShania Harrison-Lee

This was Shania’s fourth year

in this tournament and, inher

words, she ‘grabbed the top

shot award’ to bring home the

TopFemale Shooter trophy.

Captaincy

This year, Shania captained the

South Island and New Zealand

Secondary School teams. This

was for the South versus North

Island competition, and the

New Zealand team competing against Great Britain inapostal shoot. The

results of this eventwon’t be knownuntil February/March of next year due

to GreatBritain’swintershooting season just beginning now.

Emma Smith –Teams’Qualification

This wasYear12studentEmmaSmith’s thirdyear at thisevent. Emma also

qualified foraplaceinthe South Island team placing fourth, and in the New

Zealand team.

CharlotteMcKenzie –Team Qualification and Strong Results

Shania said that Charlotte had an

amazing weekend in this,her first year

competing in Rifle Shooting and her

first year at the Secondary Schools’

event, particularly given she is a

Year 9student.

Charlotte (pictured right, in action)

qualified 9th in the South Island

team, which was made up of twelve

shooters.

Coming Events

Photos kindly supplied by Target Shooting New Zealand(TSNZ).

(Pictured left,

lefttoright):

Second-placed team

Emma Smith,

CharlotteMcKenzie,

Shania Harrison-Lee.

October

18 Staff vStudentExecutiveChess Match, lunchtime on Chessboard

19-20 South Island SecondarySchools’ Rugby7s, Timaru

22 Year 12 ChainsawDay 3, Chertsey

23 Special Olympics Swimming,Timaru

24 Whole College Assembly (Blues Awards, Head student speeches),

Period 3

RedCarpet Evening,7:00pm, College Auditorium

28 Labour Day–Public Holiday

30 BOTMeeting, Menorlue

November

1 Aoraki Sports Awards,SouthernTrust Events Centre,

Morgans Road,Timaru; doors open 5:40pm, 6:00pm start.

07- 03 Dec NCEA Exams

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

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

members aremost welcome at all prize-givings.

October

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

Year 13 Graduation Ceremony, AshburtonTrust EventCentre,

7:30pm.

November

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

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

05 Year 11 final day. Students finish at 3:05pm.

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

December

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

seatedat7:00pm.

12 Year 10 Prize-Giving,1:30pm, College Auditorium, and Final Day

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


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Security, diplomacy to

feature in U3A address

Security and Diplomacy

in the 21st Century is the

subject to be addressed

at an Ashburton U3A

gathering on October

22.

The guest speaker is

Professor Rouben

Azizian, the director of

the Centre For Defence

and Security Studies at

Massey University.

Prof Azizian made

headlines as the Soviet

Union’s acting ambassador

in Wellington at the

time the Soviet Union

dissolved in 1991.

His areas of expertise

are Asia­Pacific security,

regional geopolitics

and national security

strategies.

Prior to becoming a

full time academic, Prof

Azizian was in the Soviet

and later Russian foreign

service.

U3A holds its talks at

St David’s Church on

Allens Road. Members

gather from 9.30am, with

speakers starting at

around 10.15am. Non

U3A members are welcome

and will pay $10.

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There were angels

aplenty at the St David’s

Church school holiday

programme last week.

Angels were the theme

for each of the three

morning sessions of the

programme, attended by

around 20 children each

day and manned by volunteers

from the church.

The children, who

came from around Ashburton,

were not necessarily

members of the

church. They made angel

craft decorations, a different

one each day, and

heard a biblical story

featuring angels. One of

them was about the angel

Gabriel who foretold of

the birth of Jesus ‘‘your

child will be the holy son

of God’’ (Luke 1:35) and

another of the angels

who visited a group of

shepherds to announce

the birth of Jesus, which

indicated God saw everyone

on par and considered

no­one person better

than any other

person.

During the session the

children also got to play

interactive games, sing

and dance in afun setting

and socialise over morning

tea.

Money raised from the

gold coin donation to

attend the programme was

going towards helping with

missionary work in Malawi.

Photo: Vienna Apireru,

5, Asher Van Asperen, 7,

and Ella Mead, 7, with the

three types of angels made

during each day of the St

David’s programme.

Celebrated author to

talk on colonial women

Award­winning author

DrCatherine Bishop will

be in Ashburton next

week to speak about her

latest book Women

MeanBusiness: Colonial

Businesswomen in Ashburton

and Beyond.

Her book talk will be

held at the Ashburton

Museum on Friday,

October 25at11am.

Dr Bishop has been

travelling New Zealand

to speak about her book

and telling stories about

colonial women from

each place she visits.

She explores the

stories of some ofNew

Zealand’s colonial

entrepreneurs ­the successful

and the outright

failures, the heartwarming

and the tragic,

the everyday and the

scandalous.

During her visit she

will talk of Mid

Canterbury’s colonial

womensuch as Ann Butler,

to whose funeral

‘‘King Dick’’ Seddon

sent awreath. Ann was

just one of many colonial

businesswomen from the

district who stepped up

to become the family

breadwinner.

As well as boarding

house keeper Susannah

Wall who in 1845 said

‘‘The greatest comefort

to me is to get an honest

living for my familey.’’

They were words which

echoedthe sentimentsof

many colonial women in

New Zealand throughout

the nineteenth century.

Like Susannah, many

of them ran small businesses,

though not all

were as concerned about

the ‘‘honesty’’ of the

living they got.

Ashburton Museum

director Tanya Robinson

was pleased to have

Dr Bishop stopping in

Ashburton on her

national tour and

encouraged people to

attend the book talk to

hear of some fascinating

women.

‘‘We are looking forward

to discovering the

stories ofsome very talented

and clever

businesswomen from

nineteenth century Ashburton,’’

she said.

‘‘I’m sure both the talk

and hearing of these

women will be an inspiration.’’

Born and raised in

Whanganui, Dr Bishop is

a postdoctoral fellow at

Macquarie University in

Sydney. Her first book,

Minding Her Own Business:

Colonial Businesswomen

in Sydney (New­

South Publishing, 2015)

won the prestigious 2016

Ashurst Business Literature

Prize. This is her

second book.

Anyone interested in

attending the book talk

should register their interest

with the museum on 03

307 7890.

Blake cuts up pool for national title

Ashburton College swimmer

Blake Farr has

returned from the New

Zealand Short Course

Swimming Championships

with anational title

to his name and some top

performances.

Farr, swimming in the

boys 15 years category,

won the 100m freestyle,

claimed bronze in the

200m freestyle and swam

personal best times in all

his races.

An impressive few

days of swimming saw the

Year 11 student finish

4th in the 800m freestyle,

6th in 400m freestyle and

8th in the 50m and

1500m freestyle events.

Fellow Ashburton College

swimmer Hannah

King also had a great

meet at her first appearance

at national short

course.

She swam personal

best times in all but one

race and was unlucky not

to come away with a

medal, claiming fourth in

two of her events (200m

breaststroke and 400m

IM).

King set anew Canterbury

record in the girls 13

years 1500m freestyle

event, smashing the

previous record by 19

seconds.

Photo: Blake Farr,

centre, flanked by Brayden

Meuli, left, and Louis Fitzjohn,

with the gold medal

he claimed at the New

Zealand Short Course

Swimming Championships.

(Photo: Peter

Jenca)


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2215975

The Mazda3, now that’s for me

By Ross Kiddie

When I recently evaluated

the entry­level

Mazda3 with its 2­litre

engine, Iwrote that it was

the car for me.

For one, Iparticularly

like the hatchback/sedan

concept and, for another,

its affordable price and

build quality make it a

very tempting proposition.

However, I’ve since

changed my mind, after

driving the next level up

in the series I’ve discovered

that it is even more

tempting. The Mazda3

GTX shares much the

same specification as the

entry­level model, but its

2.5­litre engine is an

absolute stunner and I’d

be prepared to pay extra

for it.

To recap, the all­new

Mazda3 lands in six variations,

there are three

hatchbacks and three

sedans, all priced similarly.

There’s achoice of

a 2­litre or 2.5­litre

engine in both body

styles, with Limited variations

rounding out the

series at $48,795.

The base model GSX

lands at $36,595, while

the mid­spec model

which has really captured

my attention sits at

$40,795.

When Isay mid­spec, it

doesn’t miss out on

much. Sure it doesn’t get

leather trim nor electric

seat adjustment, but that

suits me fine. I’ve often

written that some buyers

don’t want all the bells

and whistles and that’s

me, I’m very much drawn

to those models which

provide the best value.

The Mazda3 GTX

benefits from its bigger

engine. It does everything

just so easily and never

feels strained, also fuel

usage isn’t compromised.

Mazda claims 6.6­litre

per 100km (43mpg)

combined cycle average

for the 2.5, that’s

opposed to a6.2l/100km

(45mpg) figure for the

2­litre engine. That being

the case, the difference is

marginal.

During my time with

the GTX it was constantly

sitting around

7.8l/100km (36mpg),

which was much the same

as those Irecorded in the

GSX. At 100km/h the

instantaneous readout

sits at 5l/100km (56mpg)

with the engine turning

over at a leisurely­

1900rpm, reinforcing my

statement that the engine

is largely under stressed,

and that accounts for the

efficiency.

On the subject of

figures, Mazda claims

139kW and 252Nm

power outputs for the 2.5

(2­litre, 114kW and

200Nm). While the

2­litre punches above its

weight, the extra torque

of the 2.5 really shows,

the GTX is also lightweight

at 1368kg, so the

power­to­weight equation

is biased well

towards performance.

The GTX will scamper to

100km/h in 8.8sec, and

will cut out a highway

overtake in 4.9sec

(80­120km/h).

Drive is channelled

through asix­speed automatic

transmission. That

is the only gearbox in the

range.

It stands out for its

quick, smooth shifts and

ratios which always seem

to have the engine in the

right zone for response to

throttle request.

The GTX doesn’t get

paddle shifters, but they

are pretty much aluxury

and are included on the

Limited. However, if the

driver wants to be

involved in the gearshift

process sequential shifts

can be manipulated from

the main gearshift lever.

I took the evaluation

car inland to Methven;

it’s good to see the gateway

to Mt Hutt vibrant

on a Sunday afternoon.

The roads were a little

tricky with frost still

showing on the grass

berms, and water on the

road that looked like it

was on the point of freezing

over with ice.

Nevertheless, the

Mazda3 travelled the

tricky sections with

surety. There is alot of

rubber on the road

(215/45 x 18in), consequently,

there is alot of

feedback through the

steering wheel and positive

turn­in when corners

arrive.

Imentioned in my last

evaluation that the new

Mazda3 has a torsion

beam rear suspension,

that’s a departure from

the previous generation

model, nevertheless, the

more I’m in the new 3the

more I’m enjoying the

chassis and suspension

dynamics.

The rear doesn’t quite

have the freedom of the

past, but it’s not

disgraced, and occupant

comfort has certainly not

been jeopardised. The

Mazda3’s handling

qualities are certainly up

to par.

Iparticularly liked the

way it steers and drives

out of a corner, it is

sports­like, and I guess

that’s no surprise given

Mazda’s heritage with

performance vehicles.

For its price the GTX

is well specced. It gets

satellite navigation, idle

stop­start, head­up display

and radar cruise

control, the latter part of

a huge safety package

Mazda

label

I­Activesense that easily

earns it a five­star

Australasian New Car

Assessment programme

rating.

The new Mazda3

hatchback stands out for

one other reason, its

styling is bold and captures

attention. The rear

quarter is almost chunky,

but such is its flow it

doesn’t look awkward.

If its styling is too bold

for some then the sedan

could well be the way into

the range. I’m due to

drive it soon, and Isimply

can’t wait.

Price –Mazda3 GTX

hatchback, $40,795

Dimensions –Length,

4460mm; width,

1795mm; height,

1435mm

Configuration –Fourcylinder,

front­wheeldrive,

2488cc, 139kW,

252Nm, six­speed

automatic

Performance –

0­100km/h, 8.8sec

Fuel usage –

6.6l/100km

Newcomer in Toyota Hiace line­up

By Ross Kiddie

If you are a courier

driver in Canterbury,

the chances are you are

probably driving aToyota

Hiace van.

Sure, there are many

other vans, but Toyota

has captured that market

well and if you take

into account the number

of Hiaces that are used

by tradies and companies,

New Zealand

has been a lucrative

market for Toyota.

For those who like the

square, boxy shape of

Hiace, don’t be disappointed,

there’s no sign

of it ending its life­cycle

anytime soon. However,

there’s also anew Hiace

on the market, and the

two will dovetail in the

light commercial segment.

The new van is quite a

departure from what we

see as the traditional

Hiace, its nose protrudes

from the front,

housing the engine

which sits forward and

under the windscreen

line.

However, don’t be

fooled, the engine still

sits longitudinally and

drives through the rear

wheels, Toyota haven’t

yet been lured into making

the Hiace frontwheel­drive

like some of

its rivals.

The newcomer arrives

here in five variations,

four of those are ZR

specification, panel and

glass vans, and a10­seat

mini bus. There’s also a

long­wheelbase ZX variant.

This evaluation

encompasses the ZR

glass van and the jumbo

ZX, the latter is simply

enormous at almost 6m,

and although it was a

single side door model

only, those landing from

September will have

twin sliders, one on each

side. The ZX’s cargo

carrying space is massive,

it’s a monster in

terms of presence, it

won’t fit into astandard

car park space, and

every time you are leaving

the vehicle you need

to be conscious ofhow

much ofthe planet you

are claiming. Itook the

ZX into a supermarket

car park and had to use

four parks so that it

wouldn’t block any

access ways.

The ZR on the other

hand, is alot more manageable;

at5.2m it’s not

quite so selfish, but the

benefit of both variants

is that the load space is

cavernous.

Generally I’ve been

pretty lucky having load

bearingvehicles coinciding

with items that have

needed to be transported.

During mytime

with both Hiaces, I

managed to use them

both for carrying duties

– green waste to the

recycling centre and an

unexpected shopping

expedition where my

wife and I bought several

bulky items of furniture,

the latter devoured

easily in the ZX.

Apart from its voluminous

cargo carrying

space –6200­litres (ZR)

and 9300­litres (ZX) ­

the new Hiace stands

out for its comparative

high comfort levels,

once you’re in either of

thetwo front seats, bearing

inmind itisabit of

aclimb up, support and

cushioning is in abundance.

One of the benefits

of the engine sitting

forward is the amountof

in­cabin space and quiet

operating manner, while

cargo containing mesh

sits directly behind the

seats there are plenty of

knick­knack trays, drink

holders and pockets for

all those essentials that

the business operator

would need in his/her

daily travels.

Along with a new

look, the new Hiace also

gets a new engine. It’s

the 2.8­litre fourcylinder

turbocharged

diesel that first found its

way here in the Hilux

three orfour years ago.

It stands out for its

power, efficiency and

smooth operation. Alot

of the latter is attributed

to its positioning out of

the cabin proper, itmust

be saidrefinement in the

new Hiace is remarkable.

Power is rated at

130kW and 450Nm, it

needs those healthy outputs,

even empty the

Hiace istubby at2235kg

(ZR) and 2305kg (ZX),

but I’m sure that with a

load on there will be

plenty of power for all

applications.

On the subject of

figures, one ofthe most

important toany owner/

operator will bethat of

fuel usage. From my

experience of this power

plant in the Hilux it is a

bit of afuel miser. Toyota

claims a7.5­litre per

100km (38mpg)

combined cycle average

for the ZR in manual

form, as tested.

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Page 24, Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 17 October 2019

Ahoy there ­first­time sailors take to water

First­time sailors, and

many returning yachties,

took to the calm waters of

Lake Hood at the weekend

with members of the

Ashburton Sailing Club

during their learn­to­sail

open day.

The event, which kicks

off their annual learn to

sail programme, was

attended by around 10

first time sailors aged

from eight through to

adult.

Veteran members

from the club passed on

their sailing knowledge

and skills to the beginners,

using the Optimist

yacht, or returning

sailors, who used the

intermediate level Piccolo

or Firebug yachts.

Club members Chris

Thompson and Geoff

Swan took the beginners

through the basics of

using the flat­bottomed

Optimist yacht which

included knowing about

the rigging, steering and

body positioning before

the enthusiastic beginners

took to the calm

waters under the watch of

the men, and other club

members.

Early in the session the

sailors were treated to

calm flat waters and a

gentle breeze creating

ideal conditions for

learning, before the

southerly wind picked up

and made it abit more

choppy on the water.

The weekly programme,

which operates

during the school terms

one and four, runs every

Sunday at Lake Hood

from 11am.

It costs $5, per session.

Model boat enthusiasts,

who are also members

of the sailing club,

Work starts on Inland Scenic Route

Work started last week

to rehabilitate a2.2 km

section of Arundel

Rakaia Gorge Road

(Inland Scenic Route),

outside Mayfield.

Ashburton

Contracting Limited

(ACL) working on

behalf of the council, is

overlayingthe road from

the outskirts south of

Mayfield to Watts Road.

An overlay is atype of

road rehabilitation

where sections of weak

road pavement are dug

out and an overlay of

strong gravel is applied

to the road before being

sealed.

The project is

expected to be

completedinearly

run their session after the

sailing programme.

Photo: First time

sailors Jack Scoon and

Sean Williams take to the

water of Lake Hood during

the Ashburton Sailing

Club open day.

December.

A30km/h speed

restriction is in place for

the roadworks and

Drivers are advised to

travel with care.

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Money given

to eight pools

Eight district and community

pools around

the Ashburton District

have been given funding

to help with their

maintenance costs and

health and safety

initiatives.

Through its pool

funding, Ashburton

District Council has

distributed funds to

Hinds Swimming Club,

Mayfield Community

Pool, Mt Somers Community

Pool, Rakaia

Swimming Club, Ruapuna

Reserve Board,

Hampstead School,

Willowby Swimming

Pool and Methven

Swimming Pool.

The funding distributed

to the pools and

clubs for the 2019­20

year totals $50,460.

The funding will be

used for things such as

purchasing pool

chemicals, water testing

and water test kits,

as well as initiatives

that promote good

health and safety outcomes.

The Hinds, Mayfield,

Mt Somers,

Rakaia and Ruapuna

pools are all locatedon

council­owned land

and are managed by

local volunteers.

The council established

the funding to

ensure the pools continue

to be wellmaintained

and safe

for visitors.

It’s hair­raising

Ashburton dance

teacher and choreographer

Jessie Thomson

has raised $1550

for Mid Canterbury

Cancer Society through

arecent hair donation.

She donated 40cm

lengths of her long hair

to be used for wigs for

cancer patients and used

the gesture to raise funds

for the cancer cause.

Jessie said she was

loving her new look shorter

hair and was grateful

to the support of the

community.


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Call to clear

out gravel

from stream

Staveley farmer Richard

Bruce knows about rain.

He has seen storms fill

creeks in minutes, sluice

shingle down roads and

lift streams over bridges.

Several streams near

Staveley make their way

into Bowyers Stream ­

Cave Stream, from near

the Victory limeworks at

Mt Somers, Stevenson

Stream, and Reid Stream.

They join Bowyers

Stream on the Mt Somers

side of Staveley.

As the flood water

cascades down the

streams, it brings gravel ­

and it is that Mr Bruce

would like cleared.

He reckons acontractor

with a big machine

could clear the shingle ­

lowering the creek bed ­

and straighten it in an

hour or more.

Mr Bruce took his case

to the Ashburton council

earlier in the year, armed

with photographs of the

area.

Some work had been

done, but Mr Bruce

believes a bulldozer, if

allowed, could ‘‘fix up 40

years of neglect’’.

He said the streams

that fed in to Bowyers

Stream looked innocent

enough, as did Bowyers

Stream, but that could

change in 20 minutes.

He said Mt Somers,

which overlooks Staveley,

was the highest mountain

in the district and a

natural storm centre.

Within a mile and a

half, water could flood

down streams and off

paddocks.

That water made its

way into Bowyers Stream

and aflow meter showed

it, at times, could match

the flow of the Ashburton,

though it had room to

move.

Mr Bruce said the shingle

build up, that one of

the streams curved at

right angles, made the

situation worse.

If Cave Stream had

been straightened ‘‘it

wouldn’t be aworry’’.

Mr Bruce, who farms

on hill country above Staveley,

has lived in the area

for more than 60 years.

The streams, he said,

would continue to cause

trouble.

Mr Bruce is full of

praise, however, for road

work in the area, particularly

up Boyds Road,

where the road had been

built up.

The road, he said, had

runnels, and aroad that

did not shed water was, in

effect, aditch.

Photo: The shingle

higher than the water in

Cave Stream, which runs

into Bowyers Stream near

Staveley.

Falloon thinks

line may shift

Rangitata MP Andrew

Falloon believes the

electorate boundary may

change.

He said that although

Census data just out

showed the population

of Mid and South Canterbury

had grown, that

growth had not been as

high as the rest of the

South Island.

‘‘With large growth in

neighbouring Selwyn

and Waitaki electorates

(which includes Geraldine),

it’s likely that we

will see some change in

the Rangitata electorate

boundaries.

‘‘Forthe lasttwo years

my office has operated a

‘‘no­wrong­door’’

approach to the people

of the Ashburton district

who live in the Selwyn

electorate, and I’ve

worked closely with Amy

Adams (in Selwyn) to

ensure it’s been seamless.’’

Mr Falloon said that

with growth around Selwyn

‘‘I’m hopeful the

boundary will be shifted to

the Rakaia River. As a

born and bred Mid Cantabrian,

I’d relish the

opportunity to serve communities

like Rakaia,

Chertsey, Lauriston,

Dorie and Pendarves’’.

‘‘I’ll be making clear to

the Representation Commissionthe

logic in having

all of the Ashburton district

in one electorate,’’

Mr Falloon said.

Meteoric drop in farmer confidence

Recently Rabobank’s farmer

confidence survey

was released, showing a

meteoric drop in farmer

confidence.

If you were looking for

an illustration of why, the

meeting in Ashburton on

Monday night was about

as stark as it gets. Nearly

500 people from the rural

community crammed in

to the Event Centre to

express their frustration

over the Government’s

proposed water reforms.

There was, as there

always is, an appreciation

of the need to continue

work to clean up our

waterways. Despite the

nation’s most polluted

rivers and streams all

being in urban areas, it’s

been our farmers who

have stepped up with

riparian planting and

unprecedented measures

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Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon comments

to fence waterways.

In recent years dairy

farmers, so often the

brunt of anger from

people in our major centres,

have voluntarily

fenced 98 per cent of

waterways over a metre

wide.

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proposals take little of

that into account. They

have proposed that

waterways will require a

five metre exclusion,

meaning that in the

future farmers would be

required to move their

fences. There’s cost in

doing so, and the result

will be financially punishing

those farmers who did

the right thing.

It’s not the most significant

change in the

proposals, but it typifies

Minister David Parker’s

attitude. The major cost

will come from nitrogen

limits which have been

labelled as “unattainable,”

and for which the

Government are refusing

to release economic

modelling of.

There’s other costs

by Wednesday,

16 October by visiting

www.summer.co.nz/seminars

or callingNikki Stott on

03 363 2423 (Ashburton)

or JackieBennet on

03 6848200(Timaru)

coming. The Zero Carbon

Bill, currently winding

its way through

Parliament, provides for

heavy industry and other

polluters to “off­set”

their emissions by planting

trees. Farmers are the

only sector singled out

and not able to off­set.

Our farmers produce

enough food to feed 40

million people worldwide,

and they do so with

one of the lowest

environmental footprints

of any country. Requiring

them to produce less food

here simply increases global

emissions by having

less efficient food producers

around the world

pick up the slack.

At present our primary

sector accounts for 60 per

cent of New Zealand’s

goods exports, and

employs many thousands

of Kiwis in small towns

and communities across

the country. Jobs that will

be impacted by these

policies.

Many years ago, back

when Iwas working on a

relative’s farm, the saying

was that farmers had

three things they needed

to worry about: interest

rates, farm gate prices,

and the weather. While

access to capital has tightened

up, interest rates

remain at record lows.

Prices across most of the

primary sector are up,

and even the weather

hasn’t been too bad. The

thing that’s changed is

Government policy.

Ultimately it will cost us

all.

Council water submission ahigh priority

Ashburton council’s

submission on

proposed Government

freshwater reforms

was ‘‘highpriority’’

and would focus on the

possible economic

impact of thepolicies,

chief executive officer

Hamish Riach said.

MrRiach said it was

fairtosay the

Ashburtoncouncil

could support the

submission being

prepared by the

regional council.

MayorDonna Favel

saidshe heard thatthe

WaimakaririDistrict

Council submission

wasbeing prepared by

thechiefexecutive

officerand the mayor,

andinSelwyn the

submission was

workshopped by the

full council.

Ashburtonwould try

to look at its

submission as well.

Ashburton council,

along with other

bodies, wasconcerned

aboutthe six­week

submission period ­

since extended by two

weeks by government ­

butwas working with

urgency.

Mr Riach saidatan

earlier meeting that the

shorttimeframe would

not givetimeto

challenge any of the

science in the proposals

and the Ashburton

submission would focus

on the possible

economic impact.

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Canterbury/Opakihi regional constituency

positions in the local body election.

The popular choice took out the local body

election with aclear win of 13,745 votes, 2182

votes ahead of second placed John Sunckell,

of Leeston, who was seeking re­election and

was the other successful candidate.

Fellow candidates Sarah Walters (10,690

votes) and Allen Lim (10,605 votes) missed

out.

Mr Mackenzie, a water advocate who

farms at Eiffelton, has a long history of

advocacy on behalf of the Ashburton district.

He graduated BAgSci from Lincoln College

in 1976 and has farmed at Eiffelton for most

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commercial businesses, charitable and community

groups, government and NGO

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And has served some years on the regional

council transport committee but is better

known for his involvement with water and

the environment.

Through his various roles with Federated

Farmers, at aregional and national level, he

has been involved in trying to help develop

environmental policies that underpin a

rational strategy for water and the environment

that does not destroy our social and

economic wellbeing.

He was an inaugural member of the

Canterbury Water Management Strategy

and was part of the process for developing

the concept of sub regional zone committees.

He served several years on the national Land

and Water Forum.

Ian and his wife Diana are advocates for

the environment, having protected and

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including rare Canterbury Mudfish on their

farm Akaunui for 20­plus years.

Support for manuka honey welcomed

By Toni Williams

Manuka honey exporters have

welcomed the Government’s

plan to help secure the term

‘manuka honey’ for New Zealand,

ensuring its multi­million

dollar industry is protected.

Regional Economic Development

(RED) Ministers have

recently approved, in principle,

$5.7 million which will come

from Provincial Growth Fund

(PGF) funding for New Zealand

manuka honey producers,

including Maori.

Aspokeswoman for Regional

Economic Development minister

Shane Jones said the PGF

funding, once finalised, will go to

the Manuka Honey Appellation

Society (MHAS).

While the majority of the

funding is agrant for scientific

research, stakeholder engagement

and consultation, the

remainder is being negotiated as

‘‘a commercially equivalent loan

to assist with intellectual property

protection for the term

manuka honey for the benefit of

all New Zealand producers’’.

Midlands Apiaries international

brand manager Adam

Boot said it was great news for

the industry.

‘‘The announcement is hugely

positive. The size of the grant

would appear to be sufficient to

get the job done,’’ he said.

A research component will

also form part of the overarching

programme of activity as away of

advancing the understanding

and distinction of manuka

honey.

‘‘A positive outcome for New

Zealand would be a positive

outcome for the consumer,’’ he

said. ‘‘The consumer would

always know that the manuka

they purchase is the real deal.

Exactly the same security you get

when purchasing Champagne.

You know it comes from

France.’’

Midlands, an Ashburtonbased

company, has already

invested heavily into keeping its

own manuka honey brands

protected with stringent testing

and packaging to prevent others

to copy their product.

‘‘Australia Iamsure will sure

will dispute the manuka claim

but Ialso believe several south

American countries and possibly

Canada have also been looking

to capitalise on the manuka

success story.’’

Mr Boot said regardless of

what may be claimed, the Australian

Jelly Bush or Tea Tree (of

which they have over 80 varieties)

neither looks, smells or

taste like genuine Manuka and is

more like Molasses.

‘‘It is important that consumers

are protected and do not

get duped by a substitute product.

‘‘I believe New Zealand will be

successful on the basis of some

applied common sense and good

science.

‘‘I do not think you can

dispute that manuka is aMaori

word and provenance is uniquely

New Zealand.’’

He said success will help protect

the industry and the huge

investment by New Zealand

industry to both explore the

science and develop a global

market.

Apiculture New Zealand chief

executive Karin Kos agreed.

‘‘The funding is critical in

realising the benefits of comprehensive

protection ofNew Zealand

manuka honey primarily for

consumers and producers, and

also inhow it will deliver wider

economic and regional benefits

for communitiesand iwi throughout

New Zealand,’’ she said.

‘‘The Provincial Growth Fund

providesastructuredapproachto

bringing together industry, iwi

and Government and that will

support the implementation of

best available science, as well as

ensuring protection of the term.’’

Ms Kos says thisisabig step in

the right direction and welcome

news for New Zealand

beekeepers asithelps secure a

strong platform to generate longterm

value for our industry and

provide stability for the future.

New Zealand exports $350million

of honey with potential to

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over time.

‘‘We know the journey to

establish protection of the term in

international markets is a long

one, but this announcement consolidates

acollaborative Government

and industry approach that

is needed to ensure we realise the

potential of the manuka honey

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Rural&Lifestyle

Vege prices will rise if

new rules curb growers

Vegetableprices couldincrease

up to 58%by 2043 and risk New

Zealanders’ health, if proposed

policies to stop new vegetable

growing in NewZealand go

ahead.

That’s the finding of aDeloitte

report preparedfor Horticulture

NewZealand to balance debate

around land use andfreshwater

quality.

HorticultureNew Zealand

chief executive Mike Chapman

saidDeloitte found if vegetable

growers were prevented, through

central and local government

policy,from expanding to keep

up withdemand,by2043 New

Zealanders could be paying as

much as $5.54 in today’s money

for aPukekohe­grown lettuce,

instead of about $3.50.

‘‘Bigincreases in fresh

vegetable priceswillhavea

negative impact on the health of

NewZealand’s most vulnerable

communities,’’ he said.

‘‘Already one in five children

do nothaveenough healthy food

to eatwhilemalnutrition rates in

children and older New

Zealanders arealso increasing.’’

Mr Chapman said vegetable

growingacross the country is

under alot of pressure:

competitionfor highly

productive land,access to

freshwater,climate change

mitigation, theneed to further

protectthe environment, and

increasing government and

councilregulation.

‘‘If all these pressures are not

well­managed in aco­ordinated,

long­term way, New Zealandgrown

fresh vegetableswill

become aluxury thatfew can

afford. This will have anegative

impactonmost New Zealanders’

health, putting even more

pressureonour health system.’’

He said New Zealand needed

to increase,not decrease, the

growing of fresh vegetables and a

foodsecurity policy.

‘‘We must increasevegetable

growing so we can feed New

Zealanders nowand in the

future, andhave ahealthy

population.

‘‘Access to new irrigationto

expand vegetable, fruit, berry

and nut growingneeds to be

maintained, as it is awin­win

situation.’’

‘‘Amove towards increased

foodself­sufficiency and

increased domestic production

willimprove NewZealand’s

ability to feeditself,making us

lessdependentonimports.

‘‘This move would also ensure

thatfresh fruit andvegetables are

more affordable,which would

have apositive impact on the

health of all New Zealanders,

especiallythose who are lesswell

off,’’ he said.

Gene editing could help

with crop production

New Zealand will need to consider gene editing to

improve crop production if it is to meet future

sustainability targets, according to the University of

Canterbury professor emerita, plant biologist Paula

Jameson.

Professor Jameson recently received the honorary

title of Emerita Professor earlier this year.

It is awarded to an outstanding academic on her

retirement.

However, she is still very much contributing to the

field of cytokinins, one of the plant growth

hormones, that has defined her career.

Professor Jameson, speaking from Yantai University

in China, where she is a part­time Distinguished

Professor for the next three years, said

New Zealand’s legislation needed to catch up to

other countries.

‘‘The United States, Canada, Australia, Japan,

Brazil and Argentina are accepting gene editing as

not needing the same level of regulatory oversight as

required for plant genetic engineering. The EU

hasn’t, much to the dismay and surprise of the

scientific community in Europe,’’ she said.

‘‘I was always conservative about overt genetic

engineering, but Iamnow speaking out strongly

about the benefits of gene editing. We can make

single nucleotide changes to agenetic sequence and

basically mimic something that has occurred

naturally. One of the examples Icontrast this with

is mutagenesis breeding, which breeders can use,

where irradiation or chemicals are used to mutate

the DNA of plants, and this causes lots of little

mutations. With gene editing, however, we can

single out one gene and alter that very accurately.

‘‘Researchers have already shown this with rice.

There are natural mutations that enable greater rice

yield. You can go in and use gene editing to mimic

these in different cultivars. In the final product you

can’t tell the difference between the natural

mutation and agene­edited mutation.’’

Professor Jameson believes New Zealanders need

to become more aware of the benefits of gene

editing, and the potential for helping to achieve

sustainability targets through greater yield, and

resistance to environmental stress such as drought

and disease.

Genetic engineering is hardly new or untested,

she said.

‘‘The first genetically engineered plant was made

University of Canterbury’s newest Professor

Emerita, plant biologist Paula Jameson.

in 1983, the first commercial product was released

in 1994. Now it’s 2019 and countries in Africa and

developing countries in Asia are only now beginning

to adopt genetically engineered food crops with

greater disease and insect resistance, partly because

of the fear installed by first­world anti­GE lobbyists.’’

‘‘You and Ihave been eating genetically engineered

products for well over adecade. Anything

with canola or soybean is likely to have come from

agenetically engineered plant. We are not growing

any genetically engineered crop plants commercially

in New Zealand ­but we should look to growing

gene­edited plants, as gene editing is so much more

precise.’’

Earlier this year the Government introduced a

Zero Carbon Bill to Parliament to set greenhouse

gas emissions targets into law, however campaigners

say the timeframe of 2050 is too long.

‘‘We will need to use the best techniques available

to achieve this in our agronomic systems ­gene

editing is one technique that we should embrace to

help us to achieve our targets,’’ she said.

Ruralco calls for teams

Ruralco is callingfor teams totake

part in their Top Farmcompetition in

Ashburtonnext month.

The Ruralco MeridianTop Farm

competitionisafree, familyday offthe­farmevent

with activities to

challenge the mind and the body.

Ruralco energy account manager

Tracey Gordon saidthe event was

one not to be missed as it was ‘‘afree,

fun and competitive day outwith abig

win for charity at the end’’.

Notonly doesthe winning teamof

four getbraggingrights butthey get

to choose acharity or community

group todonate $1,000onbehalf of

Ruralco.

The concept,based on the70s and

80s TV competition Top Town, is a

physicaleventwith physicalactivities

‘‘thinkmud run mixed with egg and

spoonrace’’ or memory games,

geography puzzleswithanagrams,

word finds, and relay races.

The topthreeteams get prizes,plus

there will be spot prizes, snacks anda

BBQ lunch.

‘‘It’llbeagreatday, withmusic,

food, fun and watch outfor the staff

tug­of­war!’’

Competitors need to be eight years

andoldertoparticipate and one of

the team must be aRuralco member.

Placesare limited so signupquick

to secure your farms entry.

The competitionwillbeheldatthe

Ashburton A&PShowgroundson

Saturday, November 9,2019 from

10am to 2pm.

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Scholarships for apprentices

Primary ITOisrespondingtothe

urgent need for skilled workers in

agriculture and horticulture by

launching ascholarship programme

for apprenticefees.

Applicationsfor the scholarships

are openfor October and November

and will cover feesfor the whole

duration of the apprenticeship

programmes, which generally take two

to three years.

‘‘Ourindustries are facing

unprecedented challenges right now

and we believescholarships for

apprentices will help businesses gain

the skills they need,’’ said Primary

ITO incoming chief executiveNigel

Philpott.

‘‘Offeringscholarships for

apprenticeships is one way of

encouraging people to build acareer

in the primary industries, particularly

as we know thereishuge demand for

people across all industries.

‘‘Wealso recognise thatittakes

effort to study and learn.Trainingis

valuable and Primary ITO believes

that takingcare of the fees will make

apprenticeshipsvery attractive.’’

The scholarships are available for

apprentices in dairy farming, sheep

and beef,and horticultureproduction.

Mr Philpott said an apprenticeship

set people on apathway to a

successful career, with support, advice

and goal­setting coming from both a

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Club news

Ashburton Combined

Friendship Club meeting,

October 2019

In the absence of President

Alister, VP Andrew

welcomed the members

and visitors.

Linda advised that plans

were well in hand for the

Christmas lunch,itisan out

of town bus trip leaving at

10.30am and returning

about 4.30pm.

Tony is working on an

evening Town and Around

trip for Thursday 21

November.

Our mini speaker was

Nicola Walker, Trott’s Garden

Charitable Trust. Alan

and Catherine Trott started

with abare paddock in the

1980s and developed the

gardens we see today. In

2017 the gardens were

taken over by the Charitable

Trust and are now

managed with the support

of local benefactors and

four groups of volunteers:

Meet and Greet, Lawn

mowing, Gardening, and

Catering. The gardens

open only on weekdays

(summer season) but the

Trust isconsidering weekend

opening to make the

gardens more accessible.

Our main speaker was

Annie Bonifant from the

Cancer Society, anot for

profit organisation which

does not receive any Government

funding but

depends on fundraising. It

promotes health by encouraging

people to eat well, to

exercise, to avoid risk by

being sun safe and to not

smoke. Supportive Care

Services provide emotional

and financial support such

as home visits, respite care,

support for groups catering

for particular cancers, driving

patients to Chch or

Ashburton Hospitals,

accommodation services,

and petrol and grocery

vouchers. Eighty volunteers

including thirty drivers help

in Ashburton. Local cancer

patients should advise the

local Cancer Society.

Meetings second Tuesday

of month, Seniors’

Centre 206 Cameron St,

9.30 am. Visitors welcome.

Phone Alister 307 1207.

ashcomboclub@gmail.com

Altrusa International of

Ashburton

Altrusans have been

busy in many ways, as usual.

Our six­weekly Foot Clinic

in August was attended by

27 clients. Last month we

enjoyed listeningtoCeleste

Bennett, from the Ashburton

Library. She spoke

about the culture shock

coming to New Zealand.

Celeste chooses the Library

booksthat go in the ‘‘Books

On Wheels’’ monthly packs

which wedeliver topeople

in the community who are

no longer able to visit the

library.

Material that was donated

to our Fabric Bazaar

has been put to gooduse, as

we made 93 curtainstogive

to St Vincent de Paul and

Presbyterian Support

Services. The Burmese

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• Annies Country Quilt Store • Samantha Rose Flowers • Plains Power • The Bald Barber

• Robilliards Showcase Jeweller • Lushingtons • Stepping Out • Liquorland Tinwald •Ton’s Thai •F45

• The Mower Shop • Somerset Grocer • Begbie Plumbing &Gasfitting •Fusion Gallery•Laser Electrical

• Hurst Automotive • Unquie Boutique •Pool &Pump World•RoscoAutoDismantlers •AutoSparks

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Migrant Workers Education

Committee has

received rent for another

year. The Service Committee,

along with the Girls

Guides, have made 57

small sewing bags and 36

pin cushions for the

"Threads Across the Pacific"

project. Donations have

also been made to the

following organisations:

Life Education Trust (The

Harold Club); Ashburton

Benevolent Trust; Seabrook

McKenzie Trust;

Dementia Canterbury; Age

Concern; Ashburton Fire

Museum.

Our guest speaker at our

September meeting, Alison

McGregor, told us about

her work as the Literacy

Aotearoa Tutor coordinator

for the Ashburton

area. Wehold aBusiness

meeting on the first

Wednesday of the month,

while on the third Wednesday

we have ameal meeting

following which we

usually have aGuest Speaker.

Ashburton Hearing

Association Bus Trip

It’s often said ‘‘what happens

on the Bus stays on

the Bus’’.

But members of the

Ashburton Hearing

Association don’t mind

sharingtheir recent Bus trip

experience.

First stop was at Miaflora

the fabulous cafe, gift

shop and garden centre in

Winchester.

While there we enjoyed

morning tea and browsing.

From there we went to

Geraldine.

The plan for Geraldine

was that we didn’t have a

plan, except to spend a

leisurely couple of hours

enjoying the many attractions

the town has to offer.

We travelled home via

Mayfield ­ for the traditional

ice cream stop ­and

Mount Somers.

Having said there wasn’t

anything which happened

on the bus which needs to

stay on the bus, however,

one member did make an

interesting remark as we

passed the Mount Somers

Holiday Park.

This member, who shall

remain nameless, but who

just happens to be our

president, recalled some

funny antics enjoyed by

another organisation she

belongs to when they stayed

there.

The next event on the

Hearing Association’s

calendar is our Christmas

lunch on Friday 29 November.

Ashburton MSA Petanque

Club

On Sunday 6th of October

we hosted the Piste of

Origin tournament, and for

the first time six clubs were

to be participating. Ashburton,

Christchurch, Papanui,

and for the first time Timaru

and Ascot.

Papanui didn’t field a

team so we put in asecond

team to avoid having abye.

Six of our top players were

in the first team and the

second team was made up

of two of our top players,

two who had been playing

for less than ayear, and two

who had been playing for

just afew weeks. Our first

team won the trophy and

this was for the first time.

Our second team didn’t win

as many games but also

gave agood performance.

In fact the two newest ones

were the only ones who

won all their doubles

games. So well done to all

who took part.

Saturday we had four of

our players take part in the

South Island Singles in

Christchurch with Richard

Browne coming second in

the championship consolation

and Neville Bensdorp

was third.

On Sunday, five took

part in the South Island

doubles and all finished in

the top eight. Karen and

Neville Bensdorp came

secondinthe championship

and Richard Browne and

his partner finished third.

Jan Guilford and Marion

Harrison were third in the

championship consolation.

Agood effort where there

were 28 entries in the

singles and 18 in the

doubles.

Ashburton High School

Old Pupils Lunch

Sixty five people attended

the Ashburton High

School Old Pupils Association

annual lunchlast week

coming from as far afieldas

Auckland and Invercargill.

Among those present

were Jeannie Gluyas (nee

Grattan) aformer teacher

and old pupil; Ruth Simpson

and Rosemary Lange,

daughters of the late W. L.

Jolly, the last Headmaster

of the School.

Those who enjoyed

catching up represented

several decades of the

School’s life and included 6

from the second to last

intake in 1963.

Ashburton High School

which was established by an

1878 Act of Parliament

opened on 7February 1881

initially as a boys’ school

until a girls section was

formedinSeptember 1884.

It became co­educational in

1894 when the Boys’ and

Girls’ Schools amalgamated

on the site that is

now the Intermediate

School.

Ashburton High School

closed in 1964, atthe time

the fifth oldest secondary

school in the South Island

and amalgamated with

Hakatere College to form

Ashburton College.

So it has been fitting that

in recent years the Annual

Lunch has been held in the

College Staffroom and the

catering has been undertaken

as a fund raising

activity by aCollege group.

This year the very tasty

meal was afundraiser for

the Phoenix Rising Choir

and aScience Group.

The Ashburton High

School Old Pupils Group

maintain a database of

those former pupils who

wish to be advised of the

Annual Lunch. Ifyou wish

to be included on this list

please contact Margaret

phone 3081996 or Bernard

phone 308 3999.

Mid Canterbury Provincial

Rural Women

An undertaking this

month isbeing part of the

‘Safety Village’ at the Ashburton

A &P Show

(November 1­2).

‘‘Keeping ourselves and

our families safe’’.

Rural Women are once

again promoting the very

important message of ‘‘20k

either way past astationary

School Bus’’ when children

are entering orexiting the

bus.

Twelve community agencies

who are accredited to

the Safe Communities Ashburton

District will be

there. Heaps of information

andactivities for all the

family. Watch the kitchen

fire demonstrations.

Check out the ‘Escape

my house’ virtual reality

headset. Have your blood

pressure taken. Lots more,

giveaways, activities for the

children. Make sure you

visit the Safety Village site.


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OPEN HOME

Saturday1:00pm -1:30pm

39 WaymouthStreet, Fairton

3

1

0

Home &BusinessOpportunity

Here is a unique opportunity to purchase a 3

bedroom permanent material home set on a

1/4 acre section in the fantastic Fairton area.

But what really makes this property special is it

has afully compliant commercial kitchen separate

to the house. Currentlyused for theowners mobile

food business (which is also available forprivatesale

separate to the house), this gives potential buyers

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With a multitude of options for the facilities

the only limit is your imagination and potential.

So what are you waiting for??

-Permanent material 3bedroom house

-Fullycompliant separate commercial kitchenwith

heat pump and extractor fan

-Well established garden area with several garden

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area

-Gas fire and moisture master

-House wired to run offagenerator and several

outdoor plugs

-Quiet semi-rural location but only 5mins away

from town &walking distance tolocal primary

school

-1/4 acre fully fenced section.Carport plus ample

off street parking

ForSale

$365,000

Open Home

Saturday19October

1:00 -1:30 pm

Mark Totty

021 664 113

mark.totty@raywhite.co.nz

RayWhite Ashburton 03 307 8317 96Tancred St, POBox 443, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand rwashburton.co.nz

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed REAA (2008)

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26 Allens Road, Ashburton

Have youbeen trying to buy into theheart of Allenton

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-Modern 4bedroom home with good storage

-Master includes walk in robe and en-suite

-2Living areas, Open plan kitchen, dining, living space

-Privatewell fenced 654sqm section

-Double internal access garage

SetDate Of Sale

closing 26 October 2019, at

3:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday10:30 -11:00am

4 2 2

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021 597 527

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3 1 1

3Charlesworth Drive, Ashburton

4 2 2

-Wow acooks kitchen with heaps of storage

-3Bedrooms, NewBathroom

-CosyLounge leading to sunnyconservatory

-Refreshed paint throughoutwith double glazing in

Allenton

ForSale

Offers over$355,000

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Saturday10:45 -11:15am

ChrissyMilne

027 290 6606

-4 double bedrooms with good storage

-Master with walk in robe and ensuite

-Entertainers open plan kitchen, separate living

-Well heated -Ferva log fire, Hitachi heat pump and Weiss

heat transfer system

ForSale

$652,000

View

by appointment

Kim Miller

027 236 8627

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Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA2008)

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Open Home

117 Grove Street, Tinwald

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Have you ever seen or been Curious about this home?The

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ForSale

Offers over $475,000

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027 629 3260

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Manager

027 437 6755

Mark Totty

Sales Consultant

027 454 4745

Kim Miller

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027 236 8627

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QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8539

ACROSS

7. Cheap table wine

(3,9)

8. Expedition (6)

9. Provoke (6)

10. Everlasting (7)

12. Minimum(5)

15. New (5)

16. Adore (7)

18. Red wine (6)

20. Rotten (6)

22. Plant (5-7)

DOWN

1. Calamity(8)

2. List(4)

3. Officer (7)

4. Silly (5)

5. Indefatigable (8)

6. Dance (4)

11. Aloof (8)

13. Sword (8)

14. Mammal (7)

17. Declare (5)

19. Whip (4)

21. Tax(4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8539

ACROSS

7. Was nodope and was tempted to (3,1,4,4). 8. Write

from France protesting at the flag (6). 9. Got off the sentence?

(6). 10. Having got there, long to go into the shade

(7). 12.By half past, has bundled up to store away(5). 15.

Make aprofit from; that’s obvious (5). 16. Bad dreams I

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20. Goes off with the booty (6). 22. Go before the others

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DOWN

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SUDOKU

ENTERTAINMENT

VERYEASY No. 5191

6 5 4 3

5 9 4 1

8 4 2 5 6

2 7 3 8

9 3 1 6 7 2

6 8 9 4

4 1 9 3 8

2 3 8 9

7 3 1 8

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

containsthe

digitals 1to9

1 7 3 4 5 8 2 9 6

9 5 2 3 7 6 4 1 8

6 8 4 1 9 2 5 3 7

5 9 8 6 2 4 3 7 1

4 6 1 7 8 3 9 5 2

3 2 7 9 1 5 6 8 4

2 1 9 5 4 7 8 6 3

7 4 6 8 3 9 1 2 5

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Solution to previous crossword

QUICKPUZZLE NO. 8538 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Reverberate. 7, Pair. 8,Navigate. 9,Choose.

10, Lustre. 12, Upkeep. 15, Tendon. 17, Prattler.19, Unit.

20, Assassinate.

Down -1,Overcome. 2, France. 3, Weevil. 4, Hang. 5,

Better. 6,Reach. 11,Singular. 13, Pariah. 14, Polish. 15,

Torpid. 16, Ovine. 18, Task.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8548 -SOLUTIONS

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Ca-sua-l. 11,St-rove.12, He-ath. 14, Stake. 18, Anim-Al.

20, Vision. 23, Sp-eci-al (rev.). 24, Plant. 25, National

dress.

Down -1,Choice. 2, O-pen-S. 3, Ex-tract. 4, Op-Al. 5,

Exact. 6, Had-dock. 7, Red-den. 13, Ev-I’d-ent. 15, Tripp-ed

.16, Par-son. 17, Uni-tes. 19, A-m’I-go. 21, ‘Image.

22, E-lla (rev.).

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12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 7175

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome

WE value the service we

provide - The Courier for

advice on how you can

reach potential customers.

Call us today on 308 7664.

2216330

2189816

BUY ahome in Mid Canterbury

and receive The Courier

newspaper every week

to your letterbox. Local

news for local people.

FOR LEASE

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

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Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or call fora

free brochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2186028

0800 58 78 22

SECURE waterproof storage

available. Capacity from

8m 3 to 65m 3 . Prices from

$25 per week. Inspection

invited. Ashburton Safe

Storage 03 308 3086.

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401.

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available long or

short term at Ashburton

Storage Facilities. Contact

us on 0274 36 26 36 or

www.ashburtonstoragefacilities.co.nz

MEETINGS

Grey PowerAshburton

Monthly Meeting

Monday, October 21 st 2pm

at the Senior Centre

Speaker:

Susan Dargue

Arthritis

Canterbury

All welcome

U3A Hakatere-Ashburton,

Tuesday 22nd October,

9.30am, coffee/tea, St.

David’s Church, Allens

Road. Speaker Professor

Rouben Azizian, Massey

University. "Security and

Diplomacy in the 21st Century".

All welcome. Visitors

$10.

SELL

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askabout our

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

MY Menswear Bishopdale, in

association with My

Boutique now have Blokes

brand country look shirts.

Discount prices. Triangle

Shopping Centre. Hours

10am -4pm.

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2217271

2180822

2210093


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SITUATIONS VACANT

Property Officer

Thisisnotanother real estaterole, but arareopportunity.We’relooking foran

experienced property professional or graduatetojoinour Commercial team.

You’ll gain practical experience with adiverse property portfolio worth over

$120m ranging from public reserves to industrial business estates in an

environment which expectsand rewardsresults.

To find out more about these

vacancies and what the Ashburton

District Council has to offer you -visit

our website.

Applications close

Wednesday,23October 2019.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

DELIVERYPEOPLE

wanted

to deliver the AshburtonCourier and Realty

everyThursdayafternoon in the

Ashburtonurban area.

BAKER WANTED

1amstarts.Experiencepreferred but happyto

train the rightperson. Immediate start.

Please apply in person, with your CV,

by Friday,October 25, 2019

123 Main Road,Tinwald,Ashburton

GARDEN SUPPLIES

MUSHROOM COMPOST

Available this Saturday, 19 October

Stuart Tarbotton Contractors Yard

203 Frasers Road

9amto2pm

$30 aloader scoop or $5 per bag.

APlainsRotaryCub fundraiser

Formoreinfoplease contact

ClaytonHoward021 1380 677

GARDENERS: Sheep

manure $5 bag. Medsquare

linseed straw $35

bale. Contact Alan 027 496

7136 with your order. A

Hinds Lions Project.

Ashburton

Plains Rotary

Phone Leonie on

308 7664 or email

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2217259

2217288

WANTED TO LEASE

YOUNG family looking for a

house and land to lease, up

to 15 hectares. Any area.

Please phone 027 673

3991.

2172548

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.

SITUATIONS WANTED

MATURE woman seeking

house cleaning position.

Have references. Please

phone 027 396 7864.

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.

TRADE &SERVICES

FORALL YOUR

•LawnMowing

•Pruning

•Garden Maintenance

•Gutter Cleaning

•Rubbish Removal

Call us TODAY

foraFREE quote

2210075

Ph 0800 4546 546

(0800 4jimjim)

InsuranceWork

JR Engineering

Forall your engineering repairs and

newjobs, nothing toosmall or big

•Agricultural •Transport •General Engineering

We offer Cerfied welding in:

Mig, Stainless steel &Aluminium fabricaon and welding

And aspecial this month on blowpipes

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER

A NEW LOOK

that lasts!

Existing kitchens, doors,

furniture &appliances

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2131557

John 027 313 7100

ALTERATIONS, mending

and trouser hemming, curtain

alterations and curtain

making. Call Michelle on

027 352 7248.

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478 or

Cawte 027 418 7955.

CARPET cleaning -Powerful

equipment & fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker, 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks, will hang drapes.

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020

4169 0342.

COMPUTER problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup -wireless -

networks, spyware cleanup.

On-site day or evening.

LOW FEES. Call Robin

Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

ENGRAVERS - Local Ashburton

business for all your

engraving and new trophy

requirements. Fast, friendly

and professional service.

Call/text Trudy at 311

Engravers, 022 600 7144,

Facebook.

Specialising in

PANEL BEATING

SPRAY PAINTING&

of

Cars,Trucks,Buses,HorseFloats&Motorhomes,

Caravans,Trailers,Farm Machinery, Jet Boats,

LightEngineering and Aluminium Welding

17 Range Street (Industrial Estate)

Ashburton

Phone 307 0378 l 0274 274 007

Email: busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz

2217306

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

and industrial pest control

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 8147 or 027 432

5447.

FURNITURE removals -For

all your household removal

needs call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027

224 0609.

GUTTER and downpipe

cleaning and repairs. Chimney

sweeping, fly treatment.

Phone 03 394 6166

or 027 209 5026, ask for

Allan. AA Performance

Services.

HYDRAULICS; Martin

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic

hose repair service 24/7.

Stockists of Aero Quip

hoses &fittings, Commercial

hydraulics, Dynacool,

Spool valves etc., MP Filtri,

Walvoil. Call Justin on 308

9778.

LEGAL work -Phone Peter

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

house sales, purchases

and refinances. Will call at

home evenings for wills,

enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

LIFESTYLE farmers need

your sheep shorn for the

summer? Pets and small

mobs. Prompt service.

Phone Jarrod 027 259

4644.

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PAINTING wallpapering,

plastering - No job too

small. Interior, exterior.

Professional, prompt, competitive

service. Phone

Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton

on 021 878 794 or

307 7289.

PLUMBER: Repair or

replace. Taps, shower

mixers, hot water cylinders,

basins, tubs, toilets, vanity

units, leaking pipes. Call

Pete Young, experienced

plumber 027 280 0889 /

307 7582.

PLUMBING, drainlaying,

blocked drains. Phone

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing

on 027 555 5575 or 308

1248 (Master Plumbers &

Drainlayers).

ROOF Painting - Spring

special - Free quote -

Phone Chris on 0800 677

246 - Registered Master

Painters.

TRADE &SERVICES

2210267

SEWING alterations - anything

considered, reasonable

rates. Smoke and pet

free home. Retired wedding

seamstress. Phone Judith

308 3084, Allenton.

SPIDER and fly treatment.

Weed spraying and lawn

treatment. Plus insects.

Call Allan from AA Performance

Services on 027 209

5026. I’ll take care of them.

ROOF COATINGS All roof

types, specialising in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not aproblem. Member

Master Painters &

Roofing Association NZ

Spraymaster 0274337780

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes -offices -

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

of Master Tinters NZ.

TILING - For all your tiling

requirements including kitchen

splash backs, flooring

etc. (full water proofing),

call Kevin on 027 496 8314.

GARAGE SALES

THIS Saturday at 9am

between Farm Rd and

Allens Rd. Variety of

household items. Also

clearance of farm machinery/equipment.

Parking in

paddock signposted.

PETER WALSH &ASSOCIATES LT D

www.peterwalsh.co.nz

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

CARS WANTED

CARS

CARS

WANTED!

WANTED!

LIFESTYLE BLOCK

CLEARING &

GARAGE SALE

Account:

SEMLOH -NC &RDHolmes

218 Racecourse Road

Allenton

ASHBURTON 7700

Saturday 19th October 2019

Commencing 10am

We have been favoured with instructions from our

vendor tohold aclearing sale of their general farm

machinery, work shop tools &sundries at the

above time &date.

Entries Include:

2010 John Deere Loader Tractor (5800hrs), Heavy

Roller, Cambridge Roller, Hay Rake, Grubber,

Electric Fence Reels, Garden Furniture, Swing,

Electric Fence Standards, Silo Mesh, Sleepers, Silage

Rake, Chicken Coop, Alkathene, Sheep Ramp, UFO

Mower, PTO Slasher, Honda 4x4 Motorbike, Kodiak

4x4 Motorbike, Drench Guns, Shearing Machine,

Wooden Hurdles, Timber, Pump, Electric Fence

Unit, Horse Harness, Aluminium Ramps, Loader

Forks/Bucket, VintageWheels &Dray, Ladders, Old

Plough, Crate, Concrete Mixer,Welder, Compressor,

Electric Hacksaw, Saw Bench, Water Blaster,

Burnett Trailer with Steel Deck, 10FT Chain

Harrows, 7FT Concrete Roller, 2xTrailer Axle with

Wheels, Gates, 8FT Double Cut Discs, 3Furrow

Vintage Plough,Traction Engine Wagon, Fencing

Gear, Single Axle Farm Trailer, Grain Auger, Double

Ended Work Shop Grinder, 2120 John Deere with

Front End Loader (7530hrs), Kverneland Plough BB

6Furrow with Packer, 6520 John Deere with Self

Levelling Loader (6000hrs), 96 Claas Combine, Full

Array ofWorkshop Tools, Miscellaneous Farm

Equipment &numerous other sundries.

Outside Entries are Invited.

Signposted from SH 1, Hepburns.

Light refreshments will be available.

Please refer to our website for afull list of items &

photos.

Payment by Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS orCharge by

prior arrangement. No Credit Cards. This sale will

be conducted GST exclusive.

For further information:

John Harrison •027 435 6243

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar,

www.tintawindow.co.nz

TV Reception Specialists for

all your digital freeview

installations and repairs,

TV wall mounting, Smart

TV set-up, home theatre

installation. Call John at

Ashburton TV &Audio Ltd

03 308 7332 or 027 277

1062.

WINDSCREENS and house

glass. Qualified flat glass

glazier now in-house. Anything

glass, give us acall.

Your place or ours. Wilson

Windscreens, 152 Wills

Street, Ashburton. Phone

03 308 8485.

DEADOR

ALIVE!

getcashnow!

getcash now!

Damaged, Mechanical, Deregistered,

Crashed, NoWOF – NO PROBLEM

Minimum of $100for most cars,

$500 formostvans,utes, trucks,4WDs*

*Conditionsapply.

Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813

CLEARING SALES


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EDUCATIONAL

DRIVETECH LTD

“TRAININGTOMORROW’S DRIVERS TODAY”

FORKLIFT ENDORSEMENT

(F &OSH)

•FORKLIFT (ATTACHMENTS) U/STD

•FORKLIFT MOUNTED SAFETY

PLATFORM U/STD

NEED ALICENCE?

Heavy Traffic Classes 2, 3, 4&5

LICENCE ENDORSEMENTS

For Wheels, Tracks &Rollers,Dangerous Goods,

Vehicle Recovery & Passenger Training

FREEPHONE0508237 483

or 03 348 8481, 027 510 0684

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

Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses

NZTA Approved CourseProvider,MITO&Competenz Assessor

Classes 2&4,endorsements F&DG

ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested

Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings

CommunityHouse or your worksite

Forfurther information

Phone Christine027 245 2563

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.

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedical assistanceoutside of normal

hours pleasephoneyourgeneralpracticeteam, 24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

free healthadvice on whattodoorwheretogoifyou

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregulargeneral practice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPracticefor

Saturday19th October is ThreeRivers Health,

7-11 Allens Road.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.Tomake an

appointmentplease phone 308 9139.

Sunday20th October is ThreeRivers Health,

7-11 Allens Road.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 9139.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be on

the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on

Saturdaymorning from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sundaymorning from 10.00am until1.00pm

and from 5.00pm until 7.00pm evenings.

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week and on Saturday

morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Broughttoyouby

Countdown Complex, EastStreet, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

2217880

2204413

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.

2209052

Peter Blacklow

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.

(formerly SPCA)

RODENT PROBLEM?

Adopt abarncat today!

Please note: We will not accept animals

dropped at door.

Please phone 308 4432

Tues -Sat 9:30am -noon

or 027 332 9286

Food donations welcome

Kindly sponsored by

Ph3084432

187 Burnett Street

Monday-Friday10am -4.30pm

Saturday10am-1pm

180216

2215974

WANTED

Your donations so we

cansell good clean

clothing,shoes

and accessories.

Great cause.

HospiceMid Canterbury

Dealing

with alife

limiting

illness?

Allservices

arefree

We can help with:

•Sitting and companionship

•Counselling and bereavement

support

•Biographywriting

•Massage,reikiand reflexology

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387

email manager@hospicemc.nz www.hospicemc.nz

Call in atalk to the people who know ...

PETE’S PICK

O F T H E W E E K

Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton your locally

owned &operated family business for 66 years

Bertie Holmes

ArtExhibition

Methven Heritage EventsCentre

Weekdays: 9:00am -5:00pm &

Weekends: 10:30am -2:30pm

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

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

Exhibition runs until November 8th

2208475

FARM APPLIANCES

AUSTIN CAMBRIDGE Roller

with extension draw bar,

total frame width 3760, total

ring width 3360, $5,500

o.n.o.; Vanguard hydraulic

Woolpress, single phase,

with 2caps, $3,500 o.n.o.;

Cambridge Roller, total ring

width 2900, total outside

width 3330, $2,500 o.n.o.

—Please ph. 027-212-1092.

2176849

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

PANELBEATING and spray

painting of cars, trucks,

PUBLIC NOTICE

BAHCO

SOCKET & SPANNER SET

94 piece.1/4 and 1/2 drives.

With metric sockets &spanners

7-19mm.

S87+7

$225+GST

Community Clinic

with Jo Luxton’s office

Monday21October

10.30am –12pm

CommunityHouse,CassStreet,Ashburton

Please feel free to contactmyoffice for

an appointment, or justpop in on theday

Jo Luxton

Labour Party List MP basedinRangitata

03 6889588 | jo.luxton@parliament.govt.nz

AuthorisedbyJoLuxton, ParliamentBuildings, Wellington

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

DINING - Got a special

occasion coming up? Let

the Hotel Ashburton take

care of you. Phone 03 307

8887 and talk to our experienced

team.

IMMIGRATION consultation,

visa applications. Phone

Maria Jimenez, Licenced

Immigration Advisor 027 532 5575.

Mariajimenez.lia@gmail.com

lammsmariajimenez.wixsite.com/nzlia

ADVERTISING space available

in the next issue of The

Courier Newspaper. Call us

today 308 7664.

TRAVEL

buses, horse floats & WHITE Herons, December

motorhomes, caravans, 6-8; Rick Stirling’s Clarence

trailers, farm machinery, jet River, Rainbow Safari,

boats. Light engineering December 15-17; D.B.B.

and aluminium welding. accomodation. Two great

Bus &Truck Bodyworks, 17

Range Street, Ashburton.

Phone 307 0378.

tours. Book now! John &

Kathleen Lawler, Rakaia 03

302 7328.

ACUPRESSURE

CLINIC

Enhances your

body’s own natural

self-healing

Pain relief/Speeds recovery

from illness, injury and surgery.

•Noneedles/safe for all ages

•Good-Health Maintenance

•Affordable/flexible hours

•Home visits on request

Janet Hayes

Ph 308 6951

registered practitioner

2106241

OUR newspaper goes into all

RD’s so why not advertise

with us! The Courier, best

read in town.

SPORTING FIXTURES

Thur 17th &Fri 18th

10.00 PawPatrolReadyRaceRescue

10.00 Maleficent2

11.00 DowntonAbbey

12.00 Danger Close

1.15 Zombieland Doubletap

2.05 Gemini Man

3.15 PawPatrolReadyRaceRescue

4.05 APerfect 10

4.10 Dora andthe Lost City of Gold

5.45 Joker

6.00 Maleficent2

8.00 Hustlers

8.10 Zombieland Doubletap

Mon21st, Tues 22nd

&Wed 23rd

G

M

PG

R13

R16

M

G

PG

PG

R16

M

R16

R16

Sat19th &Sun 20th

10.00 PawPatrolReady Race Rescue G

10.00 Ugly Dolls

G

10.55 AngryBirds 2 PG

11.40 Abominable GG

12.50 PawPatrolReady Race Rescue

1.30 Zombieland DoubletapR16

1.50 Dora andthe Lost City of Gold PG

3.30 Maleficent2 M

3.45 DowntonAbbey PG

5.40

6.00

8.00

Joker

Gemini Man

Hustlers

R16

M

R16

8.15 Zombieland Doubletap R16

10.00 DowntonAbbey PG

10.30 PawPatrolReady Race Rescue G

11.25 Zombieland Doubletap R16

12.10 APerfect 10 PG

1.10 DowntonAbbey PG

1.45 Gemini Man MG

3.20 PawPatrolReady Race Rescue

3.45 Dora and the Lost City of Gold PG

4.15 Abominable G

6.00

6.00

8.00

8.15

Joker

Hustlers

Maleficent2

Zombieland Doubletap

R16

R16

M

R16

NO COMPS

Gemini Man,

Hustlers,

Maleficent2,

PawPatrolReady Race Rescue,

Zombieland Doubletap

BERTIE Holmes Art Exhibition,

Methven Heritage

Events Centre, on now!

Weekdays 9am - 5pm,

weekends 10.30am -

2.30pm. Exhibition closes

8th November.

RAFFLE RESULTS

Bookarama

Raffle Winner

Leithen Gordon

Winner notified

AshburtonRotary Club

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

2215871

STOCK FOOD

HAY suitable for horses. $7

per bale. Shed stored.

Phone 027 247 4262.

2212851


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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

USED VEHICLES

Finance

2001 HOLDEN COMMODORE

VU SS UTE

Cruise control,twin air bags,

air conditioning

2005 MAZDAROADSTER

MX5

6speed convertible,

47,515kms

$12,995 $12,995

Quality vehicles at affordable prices

Warranties AA Appraised

Finance

BiggestYard

Best Selection TradeIns

2008 TOYOTA ALLION

1.8 litre, 4

door sedan,

42,000kms,twin

air bags,

ABS,

roomy

2012 VOLKSWAGEN CC

3000cc, 4door

auto, 91,000kms,

awd, multiple air

bags,leather

2010 TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID

70,000kms,1500cc,

auto, twin

air bags,

ABS

2013 MAZDAPREMACY

2000cc, auto, 7

seaters,ABS, air

conditioning,

air bags,

103,000kms

$10,995 $17,995

2009 HONDACRV

wine red, 4X4

auto, alloys,

twin air bags,

86,000kms

2010 MITSUBISHIGALANT

5door

liftback,silver,

1800cc, auto,

97,000kms,

body

kit

$10,995

2005 TOYOTA VITZ RS

1500cc, 5speed manual,

alloys,39,000kms,

5door,body kit

$7,995 $12,995 $9,995

$9,995

ENQUIRE

NOW

-about

our range

of rental

vehicles

Family, Sports, School or SocialTrips

We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivans available.

Cars and 3trucks forsmall or big loads also available.

Selling nice cars to nice people

AUTOSLTD & RENTALS

2215899


308 1396

470 West Street,Ashburton

A/H Keith Drummond 0274 367 646

www.atob.co.nz

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