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Amanda takes pic project by horns

Thousands of followers, and photos going around the world

By Toni Williams

Asnapshot of an ageing bull led rural

photographer Amanda King to take

apersonal project and grow it into a

successful company reaching

international markets.

And she does it all from the family

sheep and beef farm at Glenroy, near

Windwhistle up the Rakaia Gorge,

while juggling married life with two

young children, aged five and three.

The self­confessed city girl has

taken the move to rural Canterbury

in her stride setting up her business

‘‘By the Horns’’ two years ago after

moving to Windwhistle from the


They have since moved ten

minutes down the road to Glenroy

but are still on the same farm owned

by the family of her husband, Fraser,

who was keen to return to work on

the family farm.

Mrs King’s business sees her

photographs, featuring large shots of

farm animals, floral prints and

coastal and rural landscapes, sent

around the world in large­as­life

print form; framed, unframed or on


The photographs are taken either

on the home farm or around the

district and beyond.

‘‘Being surrounded by these

beautiful creatures everyday inspired


‘‘They have such gorgeous and

unique personalities and that is what

Itry to capture,’’ she said of her

animal photographs.

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Mrs King also takes florals,

inspired from her large garden at

Windwhistle, as well as coastal prints

harking back to growing up in

Australia where the beach was abig

part of her life.

‘‘I can just stare at the ocean all

day. So Ilove taking photos of it.’’

Her most popular overseas market

has been Australia but there is

Amanda King has created an animal photography business

growing demand from online

customers in the United States with

two prints aday being shipped there.

‘‘It isn’t easy, Iwon’t lie. Itake

everyday as Igo. Iswear everyday I

almost miss my daughter’s school

bus. That is my life. Constantly

chasing my tail. My family are so

important to me. On the days my

little boy doesn’t go to preschool Itry


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my hardest to spend that quality time

with him. As Iknow, next minute he

will be at school. Time just goes way

too fast.

‘‘But Idowhat Ido, because I

absolutely love what Ido. Iam

passionate about my business and I

love taking photographs.’’

Her advice to other women

thinking of setting up abusiness was






to recognise there would be good

days and bad days and alot of


‘‘Running your own business,

particularly by yourself is stressful,

but also so rewarding and totally

worth giving it ago.’’

Mrs King has always had an

interest in photography but her

passion was shaped after attending a

course intended to help her teach it

to students.

‘‘I’m aschool teacher by trade,’’

she said.

‘‘The principal put me through a

photography course as he wanted me

to teach it as an options class at the

school. That is where my passion

began. Idid further study and

courses in my own time.’’

She created achildren’s/family

photography business she was able to

do outside of her teaching role and

continued when the couple moved to


It was while she was having abreak

from teaching after the arrival of her

first child that she sought alarge

print for her wall.

‘‘I decided Iwanted aprint

(particularly of ahighland cow) on

my wall. But Iwanted alarge one

with agreat effect. Iwas at my

friend’s place who happened to have

agorgeous old and grand highland

bull. They allowed me to take a

photograph of him.

‘‘I printed him up to 100cm x70cm

and had him framed.

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Longbeach embraces country

Pupils at Longbeach

School have embraced

their rural roots and

had plenty of fun at the

annual Country Day on


The day started will

students making indoor

exhibits that were later

judged by invited

guests from around the


Fish &Game officer

Hamish Stevens was on

hand with acollection

of live fish caught

earlier in the day in the

Hinds River.

He spoke to students

about the fish and their


Students also tackled

anumber of countryinspired

outdoor games

and challenges.

Anumber of dads

ran young farmer style

Amanda takes photography bull by the horns

From Page 1

‘‘He became popular

and Ihad requests from

people to do some for

them. I started taking

photos of our own farm

animals and created a

facebook page of By

The Horns.

‘‘The facebook page

took off. It grew from

challenges that

included tug­o­war, a

water slide,

wheelbarrow races,

sponge throwing and

gumboot throwing.

In the afternoon

students brought a

selection of animals to

school, including

horses, lambs, dogs,

fish, roosters, ducks,

rabbits, guinea pigs, a

goat and acat.

Longbeach School

principal Neil Simons

said Country Day was a

highlight of the school

year and loved by the


It brought the

community together

and received great


Photo: Longbeach

School pupil Liam

Lash with his rooster.

Scholarships for talented musicians

Scholarships havebeen

presented by Ashburton

Musical Club to two

talented young


Katie Gluyasand Eva

Bedggood each receive


Katie Gluyasplays

piano and drums and is

aYear 12 student at St

Margaret’s College.

She will put the

scholarship money

towards the fee of a


performance course

that she is auditioning

for in 2020 at the

University of


Eva Bedggood plays

piano, trumpetand

guitar and is working

towardsher Grade 8


Next yearsshe begins

STAR courses at the

University of

Canterbury and for the

past two years has been

amember of University

of Canterbury

Christchurch Youth


Both scholarship

recipients are regular

performers at

Ashburton Musical

Club concerts.

Photo: Scholarship

recipients Katie Gluyas

and Eva Bedggood.

1000 followers 16,000

followers very quickly.

‘‘It is now 27K’’ she


‘‘ Icreated awebsite

to sell my prints and

haven’t looked back.’’

The success ofBy the

Horns has seen Mrs

King named the NZI

Rural Women New Zealand

Business Awards

2019 emerging business

winner. It’s a competition

she was prompted

to enter byafriend.

‘‘At the end of the

day, Itold myself it was

agreat experience and I

had nothing tolose. IfI

didn’t win, Iwould learn

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These last two years

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learning curve for me. I

have learnt how to run a

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time. Of courseIam still

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It was apleasant surprise

when she found

out she had won.

‘‘I had to read the

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sure before I told anybody.

Ireally didn’t think

it could be true. I still

can’t really believe it. I

guess it will feel very real

at the awards ceremony

(next month in Wellington).’’

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 24 October 2019, Page 3

Ski club celebrates 60 great years

By Mick Jensen

Clearwater Aquatic Club is having a

60th jubilee celebration over

Christchurch show weekend and

anyone involved with the club over

the years is invited.

Fittingly, the November 16 main

event will be held in the original club

house on the shores of Lake Camp.

The aquatic club has been all

about promoting and supporting

local water­skiing over the last six

decades and, in more recent years,

wakeboarding as well.

The club’s name is taken from the

nearby lake settlement of

Clearwater, but all the aquatic action

has taken place on Lake Camp,

where motorised craft are permitted.

Long time club members like

Ronnie Donaldson have taken

themselves, their children and their

grandchildren through their paces at

the lake over many years.

Mr Donaldson, like alot of club

members, has abach at Clearwater

and has spent countless hours on the


Now approaching his 86th

birthday, he was awaterskier for 60

years and only stopped when he

reached 80.

‘‘I used to water­ski on the

Rangitata and Ican tell you the move

to Lake Camp was far more suited to

the sport.

‘‘It’s agreat spot and has provided

alot of fun and enjoyment for my

family over the years.’’

Top performing water­skiers

abound in the Donaldson family,

including Ronnie’s grandchildren

George, Hugh and Lana.

Mr Donaldson said he

remembered ajetty being put in at

Lake Camp and the club house and

jumps being built many years ago.

The club had hosted some big

events in the past, including the

Canterbury trick competition, and

also its own popular club day, which

continued to be held in March every


Another club stalwart, Jerry

Power, said the Clearwater Aquatic

Club had been one of the strongest in

the country for anumber of years.

‘‘We’ve had anumber of skiers

performing well at national level and

aproud history.’’

He said there had always been a

good turnout at New Year’s Day

events, both from skiers and


Skiers had performed pyramid

displays, tricks and the atmosphere

had been really good.

Mr Power said club members had

also been strongly behind the

establishment of Lake Hood and

were advocates of adedicated waterskiing

area at the site for many years.

While Lake Hood was focused on

the competitive side of water­skiing,

Lake Camp continued to offer a

great venue for learners and for

social and leisure skiers, he said.

Another with fond childhood

memories of holidays and weekends

spent at Lake Camp is Kellie


Mrs Forrester said her

grandparents, parents and now her

own family had baches at Clearwater

and all had enjoyed countless hours

on Lake Camp.

‘‘There are anumber of families

with multi generational connections

to the aquatic club.

‘‘I think alot of us will remember

the sound of Ronnie Donaldson’s

tractor firing up and knowing that he

was preparing to put his old boat

Richochet in the water for aday of

water­skiing,’’ she said.

Although the tractor was sold a

couple of years ago, the old boat will

be brought out to rekindle memories

at the 60th birthday bash.

The celebration will also feature a

slide show, static display and

selection of minute books, photos

and newspaper clippings collated

over the years.

The Clearwater Aquatic Club has

four current life members ­Gary

Green, Brian Downes, Peter

Etheridge and Jerry Power ­and

Ronnie Donaldson has been its

patron for more than 20 years.

Membership remains healthy and

astrong committee will continue to

guide it forward.

More information on the jubilee

gathering can be obtained by

emailing to


Photos: Jerry Power, Ronnie

Donaldson and Kellie Forrester

rekindle Clearwater Aquatic Club

memories by looking through photo

albums and minute books, and

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More than adecade ago a

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the consumer had the

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part, to perception: that if

the shopper on the high

streets of London and

New York wanted meat

(ormilk) from apristine

environment, thenthat

consumer would drive,

through bulk buyers,

market behaviour.

The advice is as

valuable today as it was

then,yet now refers more

to the environment.

Courier comment

The argument for a

clean environment will

not go away, andneither

it should.

Farmers are not blind

to this, and neither are

dairy companies.

And agreat dealhas

been done.

What concerns

farmers (andcouncils)

now in the thrust for

pristinewaterways is the

heavy hand of regulation.

There is real fear out

there, perceived or

otherwise, that the

proposed reforms are

unworkable or too


The consultation time

(yes,extended by awhole

fortnight) is woefully


The government,

though, would be wise to

considercarefully the


it will get.

You do not haveto

look far on social media

to detect agroundswell

of opposition to someof

the proposals ­and


reference to the type of

unrest now seen in


What is neededhere

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farmingknows what

needs to be done, and is

doing it, in some cases to

an extraordinary degree.

If the environmental

protection workalready

done is not recognised,

or if farmers have to

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mayor Neil Brown says,

is already at an

advantage: its managed

aquifer scheme might

notbethe whole answer,

but it is astep in the right


Freshwater reform is a

topicfor all, as towns

also have to comply with

stormwater etc.

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Methven Rodeo reaches 50­year

milestone, and plenty to celebrate

Methven Rodeo, one of

the largest inthe country

in terms of crowd size

and competitor numbers,

has reached a 50­year

milestone and is on this


Rodeo in Methven

started as an offshoot of

the Methven A&P Show

in 1970 and was seen as a

way of raisingmoney and

giving locals another

event to enjoy.

The rite ofpassage to

the chairman’s role of

the A&P show was via

the chair of the rodeo for

many years.

Local cowboys who

saw rodeo as agood fit

for the community built

an arena and helped to

start the event that now

draws over 6000 people

each year.

The original rodeo

programme was similar

to what is offered today,

but without open team

roping, second division

grade and junior events.

Sheep riding, popular

for many years, is now off

the programme due to

changes in the animal

welfare code.

‘‘The rodeo has

brought millions of dollars

of outside money

into our community with

the influx of visitors to


‘‘Over the years the

club has directly donated

well in excess of $30,000

­some years we haven’t

made any money and

others we have put the

profits into building

assets,’’ said past Methven

Rodeo Club president

Dave Harper

The Methven Lions

Club had run the gate at

the rodeo for many years

and its percentage of

gate takings would be

close to$120,000, all of

which had stayed inthe

community, Mr Harper


The Will to Live

organisation is this year’s

event beneficiary.

Over the last 50 years

Methven Rodeo has

hosted two national


Local bronc Black

Betty won bareback

horse of the year last

year, meaning she is the

best of the best in the


Sunday’s rodeo action

will once again feature

some ofthe best bucking

and time event stock in

the South Island.

Abig screen will be set

up to show the action

and replays of the rides.

There will be a large

number of localcompetitors

entering events and

to give itnostalgic feel,

past announcer, Neville

Clarke, will return tobe

apart of the action.

A post­rodeo party

will be held at Methven

Resort to further celebrate

the 50 year milestone.

Life members will be

honoured, event winners

will receive trophy jackets

or trophy buckles on

top of the prize money

pool on offer.

The Methven Rodeo

programme starts at

8:30am with second division

barrels leading the

charge. Tickets can only

be bought at the gate.

Photo: Bareback

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on­board at the 2017

Methven Rodeo. (Photo:

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Organisers of the Jackson

Holmes Rakaia Salmon

Run have ticked off

another successful event,

with numbers up in all


The only damper on

the event was the cancellation

of the kayaking

section, due to high river


Organising committee

member Mandy Hurst

said Saturday had been a

perfect weather day for

the event.

Unfortunately, the call

to cancel the kayak section

had been made at

2am on race day because

of the huge rain dump in

the hills that had filtered

down and left the river

rising on Saturday morning.

She said Plan B had

been put in place for the

100 athletes registered for

multisport and they had,

instead, tackled a new

longer duathlon course.

Mrs Hurst said event

numbers were very pleasing

and were up in all

events, including 50 more

in the running events.

‘‘Our goal was 300, and

we passed that, so we are

really happy with the


Flavio Vianna was the

first multi­sporter home

in atime of 2h:10m:45s.

Ben Williams won the

half marathon in atime of

1h:23:28s, followed by

Kurt Engelbrecht and

Julia Grant.

Richard Greer was first

home in the Long Duathlon

(2h:3m:31s), followed

by Phonse Carroll and

Ashburton butcher Mike


Tayler Reed from

Christchurch took out the

26.5km mountainbike

race in a time 59m:04s,

beating his nearest rival

by an impressive seven

and ahalf minutes.

Mrs Hurst said competitors

had come from

all corners of the South

Island to take part this


There had also been a

couple from Australia

and agood turnout from

Ashburton and Rakaia.

The Farmlands Challenge,

which encouraged

businesses to get

involved, had also been a

first­time success, and

had been well supported

by the sponsors and the

eventual winners, Tavendale

and Partners.

All events started and

finished in the Rakaia


Photo: Mountain

bikers head off from the

Rakaia Domain on the

26.5km course.

Falloon reselected for 2020

MP for Rangitata

Andrew Falloon has

been reselected by the

National Party to contest

the 2020 General Election.

‘‘I’m grateful for the

support the National

Party has shown in

reselecting me as acandidate

for the 2020 election.

‘‘Since Iwas elected in

2017 I’ve worked hard to

ensure that Mid Canterbury

has astrong voice in

Parliament, and if I’m reelected

next year I’ll continue

to do that.

‘‘The present Government

are far too focused

on listening to the wishes

of Auckland and not

enough on ensuring that

districts like ours succeed.

‘‘The water reforms

they’ve proposed will put

huge costs on the agricultural

sector and regional

communities, while letting

the major centres off

the hook.

‘‘I’ll continue to fight

for our fair share of

infrastructure spending.

‘‘Phil Twyford’s

decision to cut $5 billion

from the state highway

network means that

places like Ashburton are

missing out on important

roading upgrades and


‘‘The road between

Ashburton and Christchurch

is the second

most dangerous in the

country for fatalities and

serious accidents. My

first demand of a

National Government

after the election will be

to extend it to four lanes

and ask NZTA to treat a

second bridge over the

Ashburton River as a


‘‘Over the last two

years I’ve been able to

provide assistance to

many hundreds of people

through my offices here

in Ashburton and down in

Timaru, and at the more

than 50 clinics I’ve held in

towns and smaller communities

like Methven,

Mayfield, Hinds and Mt


‘‘Helping people in our

community is the most

important job of being a

local MP, and with the

ongoing support of Mid

Cantabrians, I’ll keep at

it,’’ Mr Falloon says.

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and Machinery Museum

will hold its annual

crank­up day on Saturday

November 2.

This is achange to see

vehicles from yesteryear

in action, including a

genuine 1913 oil tractor,

the 17­tonne engine from

the Rangatira, which

plied to Timaru to Chathams

route, a Bianchi

town car and more.

The museum has avast

array of vintage cars and

trucks ­many rare ­and a

huge assortment of tractors

and other farm


It is regarded as one of

the best machinery

museums in the country.

Entry for adults is agold

coin donation with children

free. There will be a

barbecue lunch available.

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Good turnout at station open day

Aconstant flow of people turned

out for the Fire and Emergency

New Zealand (FENZ) open day

at Ashburton Fire Station on


Among them were, pictured

with firefighter Nathan Speedy,

Taryn and Shaun McFadden and

their sons, Tyler, 10, and Jesse, 6,

wanting to see the workings of

the FENZ fire crews.

Mrs McFadden said it was an

opportunity they had been wanting

to take up for awhile.

It gave the children achance

to see the fire station up close

and see that firefighters were

people in the community who

could be called to come and


The boys, and other visitors,

got to get up close to firefighter

demonstrations with the jaws of

life cutting off the doors to a

vehicle, climb into fire trucks

including the brand new fire

truck at the station, see iconic

protective clothing and equipment

used at the fire station and,

for those game enough, feel the

power of the water while

spraying water from the fire


There were also heaps of fire

safe messages stickers, brochures

and information to take

home and a sausage sizzle to


Fire chief Alan Burgess said in

the three hour session 19people

expressed an interest to learn

more about the volunteering with

the station.

‘‘There’s been agood flow of

people...and an interesting mix,’’

he said.

They included men and

women, couples (able to alternate

volunteer times) and people

who worked in town Monday to

Friday but lived rurally so were

not available at night.

Mr Burgess said the first focus

was to fill the Monday to Friday

roles, which were more difficult

periods to staff, but across the

boardtherewere around adozen

people needed to help fill roles in

urban, rural fire teams.

They included operational volunteer

firefighters, operational

support and brigade support (the

behind the scenes people who do

not attend callouts).

People visiting the station got

to look around and talk with

current volunteers, like Mr

Speedy a qualified firefighter,

Fishing club celebrates 50 years

By JohnKeast

MembersofAshburton’s GreyGhost

FishingClub have had lines in the water

around the South Island, and on Sunday

theymark 50 years of friendship ­and

fishing­with adinner at Lake Hood.

In the mid 1960s, when salmon fishing

was strong in the AshburtonRiver,

anglers who worked at Ashburton

Hospital in various roles would turn up

the mouth of the Ashburton in the


In July 1969 17 like­minded men

assembled at the Tinwald Tavern to form

the Grey Ghost Fishing Club.

The first president was John

Washington­the Great White Hunter.

The club’s mission statement was to ‘‘to

promote and arrange fishing of all forms

and for good fellowship and enjoyment’’.

There were trips to sea from Pictonor

Havelock and‘‘very successful’’.

Membersthen turned their attentionto

the Ahuriri River and three members

bookedaroom at Omarama.

One had heard that it was possibleto

Loyal museum volunteer

By John Keast

John Carter did not runawaytojointhe

circus­but he made acircus workfor

the AshburtonMuseum.

Mr Carter has tackled many jobs for

the museum in his 21 years as a


One of the first was gettinganold

model circus to work.

He did.

Now he is on to the rates.

Not those paid now, but those in

1902: he is copyingmaterialfrom old

council rates books on to the computer


It is slow but interesting work.

Mr Carter has astronginterest in

history, so familiar names keep

John Carter with a1902 rates book.

cropping up.

The museumpresented Mr Carter

with acake last week by way of


When he first started helping out, he

would sometimes handle incoming calls

if director RitaWright had to leavethe


Afavourite job in the early days was

sortingout maps, plansand photos.

The maps were of particularinterest

becauseMrCarter was astock agent

and had agood idea who lived where in

rural Ashburton.

In some cases he was abletoadd


Mr Carterisatthe museum one

afternoon aweek and loves the work.

about the role, the type of work

they do, and what was involved.

Mr Speedy has been with the

station for the past two and a

half years and still really enjoys


He works full time for Maslin

Distributors as amilk delivery

driver but is able to fit in the

volunteer role around his work

and home life. When the town

siren goes, anyone available

turns up, there is no roster.

It does take alevel of commitment

with callouts, training sessions

and community events

part in parcel with the role, but

the rewards were worth it, he


Volunteers apply for the role,

have atalk with the fire chief, sit

medical and police checks and

as complete extensive training

sessions includinganew recruits


Mr Speedy said itwas good to

be able to help the community

and to feel like you weremaking


It was also good personal

development, he said.

Anyone interested in learning

more about volunteering with

the station can check out the

Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade

Facebook page for details.

de­bone afish by pushing it over the neck

of abottle: it was not successful, with the

carpet bearing the bruntof the mess.

Members laterfished regularly at

Twizel, and becausetrips to the Sounds

became too expensive, attentionturned

to Oamaru and Moeraki.

Now many memberssuccessfully fish

back­country water and there have been

trips to Kokatahi, Lake Taylor, Lakes

Selfe and Coleridge,the Ashburton

Lakesand the Waitaki Lakes, and even

chasing flounder at Lake Ellesmere.

Mission races

Runners will be lining up

to tackle off­road courses

in the Mid Canterbury

high country at the Mission

Mt Somers event on

November 2.

The event features four

race options: afull marathon,

half marathon,

10km run and 5km run.

The marathon and

10km events start and

Name correction

We apologise to Ashburton

council and Ashburton

Licensing Trust candidate

Ash Shah for the

misspelling of his name in

the our election round

finish at the Staveley

store, the half marathon

starts from the Woolshed

Creek car park and

finishes in Staveley and

the 5km starts at Staveley

Ice Rink and will run the

second half of the 10km


The event is organised

by Methven business

Enduranz Events.

New generator

Anew backup generator

will provideresilience

and back up for drinking

water in Tinwald and at

Lake Hood.

Ashburton District

Council has purchased a

generator for the Tinwald

water treatment plant,

ensuring that, in the

event the pipeline to

Ashburton is

compromised and power

is lost,residents will still

have access to safe


Watertreatment plants

on the northern side of

the Ashburton bridge

also have generators, and

the latest purchase

completes the set.

story in last week’s paper.

The system spell check

replaced ‘‘Ash’’ with

‘‘Ashburton’’ twice and

this was not picked up

before printing.

Students show

refugee support

By Mick Jensen

A class at St Joseph’s

School has written words

of support, love and

encouragement to future

refugees settling in Ashburton.

Some 31 Year 7

students have penned

heart­felt letter­to­editorstyle

essays on why they

believe refugees should be

welcomed, helped to

assimilate and made to

feel part of Mid Canterbury


The letter project follows

on from studies

focused on the plight of

refugees in South Sudan

and wider school themed

project of Living Our Lives

With Love.

Teacher Steph McCallum

said looking at the

plight of people fleeing

Sudan had come about

through asuggestion from

Catholic relief, development

and social service

organisation Caritas.

Two terms of work had

helped the childrenunderstand

what was happening

in thewider world andhad

also helped them develop

feelings of compassion,

sympathy and empathy.

The students had been

asked to put themselves in

the shoes of children in the

African country and to

explore their situation and


Achapter book focusing

on the stories of three

refugees from different

periods ofhistory had also

been read and discussed,

Mrs McCallum said.

She said reading inthe

local news in May that

Ashburton district had

been confirmed as a

refugee settlement centre

and could expect three to

five refugee families from

June next year had

brought the situation and

reality of the plight of

refugees closer tohome.

Last term, and using

acquired and practised

persuasive writing skills,

the Year 7 students set

about penning letters

explaining why they were

in support of refugees settling

in Mid Canterbury.

Using strong personalised

narrative, students

penned lines saying the

welcome banner should

definitely be extended to

those fleeing homelands so

far away.

Letters said support for

refugees needed to covera

whole range of bases

including accommodation,

jobs, education, language

support and general


Student Phoebe

McKenzie, who wrote a

letter entitled Welcome

Brothers and Sisters, said

she wanted toshow empathy

with the refugees and

saidthey deserved to come

here andbesupportedbya

caring community, and to

live in a country where

they were safe.

Fellow classmate Penny

Marriott said in her letter,

titledANewLife and New

Home, that refugees were

starting afresh and needed

to be treated‘‘with respect

and asequals’’.

They were fleeing from

countries that had famine,

warand draught andsome

had likely lost family and

friends along the way.

Refugees were looking

for a second chance and

needed support from this

community and others in

New Zealand to realise

their full potential, she


The letters have been

posted onthe Ashburton

Public Library Facebook

page and also shared by

Welcoming Communities ­

Ashburton District and

Mid Canterbury Newcomers


Photo:Someofthe Year

7 class from St Joseph’s

School with their refugee

support letters and Living

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RAUKETE, Olivia and John

along with very excited big

brother Lucas and big sister

Mila are thrilled to announce

the arrival ofJohnson Lennox

Tiarepoi born 20 September

2019 at 11:09pm weighing

9lb 9oz.


BEBBINGTON, Murray Frank:

On October 14, 2019,

peacefully at Tuarangi Home,

Ashburton. After along battle

with Alzheimer’s. Aged 73

years. Dearly loved husband

of Moira and loved Dad of

Errol and Nadine, Joe and

Karen, Matt and Monica,

and Aidan and Kelly. Loved

grandad to Dylan, Charlotte,

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after a long illness. Aged

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Peter and Esther, Robin and

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Darryland Lyn, Fiona, Michael

and Rachel, Shane and Anna,

Aaron and Jane along with

Jenette Storrier, and their

families would like to give

a massive thank you to

everyone forall their amazing

support to us and our very

special Dad,Grandad,brother

and friend. The phone calls,

cards, flowers, food and

company will always be

remembered and treasured.

To all who attended Gilby’s

funeral he would have been

filled with pride to see so

many friends and family

join together for his final

farewell.Special thanks to the

district nursing team for their

unwavering commitment

which ultimately gave Dad

the opportunity to stay at

home until his passing.

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Girls’ course

rated success

A self­esteem and


programme for girls,

developed in Ashburton,

continues to be asuccess

and has also courted

interest from further


Called Be(you)tiful,

the programme helps

build self­esteem, self

expression, confidence

and body acceptance

among girls aged 10 to 14


If offers advice and

encouragement on a

range ofareas, as well as

basic beauty care skills,

and has the slogan

‘‘sparkling onthe inside

and out’’.

Many of our young

women are doubting

themselves, comparing

themselves to others

instead of believing in

themselves, so the programme’s

focus is on

building their own

strengths and empowering

each other, says cooordinator

Jenny Rae.

The 2019 Be(you)tiful

programme would run

again next term for eight

weeks in both Ashburton

and Methven, and places

had filled quickly, said coordinator

Jenny Rae.

She said volunteers

helped to deliver the programme

and feedback

from the girls who had

been on it had been very


There had also been

inquiries about the programme

from other


The programme is held

at BASE Youth Centre.

Pilates challenge

Pilates is going pink to

support breast cancer.

The Lake Hood pilates

group is holding apilates

class on Tuesday October

29 from noon on Tancred

St, betweenthe Bald Barber

and St John.

Starting at noon, the

classes will run for about

40 minutes on the hour to


All those taking part

needed were clothes

Fun at Plains

The Plains Railway

Complex is open this

weekend and and

there’s even some Halloween

fun planned.

As well as steam train

rides, there are also

opportunities to see

working vintage

machinery, browse

museum buildings, try

on fire uniforms and

Bands to perform

The Ashburton Civic

Music Council bands in

the Park event will be

held in the Ashburton

Domain (West Street

entrance) on

(preferably pink) that were

comfortable to move in and

a donation to support

breast cancer awareness in

New Zealand.

There will be a maximum

of five people per

class and the classes will

cater for all levels.

No experience required

but bookings are essential.

To book aspot, contact



enjoy miniature train


Kids can also enter the

Scary BatHunt with every

child’s train ticket purchased

and there is also

inflatable fun with Loren

and the Pop­up Playground.

The Plains is open on

Saturday and Sunday

from 10am until 4pm.

Dog handbook

Dog owners looking to

enjoy the district’s open

spaces with their pets these

warmer months are being

encouraged to checkanew

dog owner resource for

places to exercise dogs and

to find useful advice on

being aresponsible owner.

Ashburton council is

reminding owners to use

designated dog exercise

areas and to keep their

pets on a lead in public

places. Afree dog owner’s

handbook is available on

its website.

The handbookhas been

designed topromote both

animal and community

safety, and outlines what is

required of owners in

regards to the Dog Control

Bylaw and Dog Control Act


Council environmental

services group manager

Jane Donaldson says this

time of year often sees more

dogs and their owners out

exercising more frequently,

and that this usually sparks

an increase indogs running

off leash in areas they

shouldn’t be.

To download the handbook,

visit ashburtondc.govt.nz/dogsandanimals

November 3from2pm.

There will be a

collection for band


Aselection of bands is

expected to take part.

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Subdivision unveiled

By John Keast

Construction of a new

semi­rural development

at Lake Hood is under

way, with buyer interest,

and developers John

Skevington and Jo

Ruane admit they nearly

gave up on their dream.

The couple opened the

Village Green subdivision

for inspection on

Friday and say titles are

due before Christmas.

Village Green has

mountain views and is

surrounded by farmland.

Only 35 homes will be

built there, it is labelled

‘‘private and exclusive’’.

Mr Skevington said the

surrounding farm land

would be maintained and

grazed by the developers

‘‘so you get all the space

of alifestyle block without

the work’’.

The blocks are off

Huntingdon Avenue,

Lake Hood and range in

size from 1428m3 to

1917m3 and there will be

two reserve areas.

Work on stage one is

under way, with streets

formed and underground

services in.

Mr Skevington said the

development was along

time in the making.

He had his first meeting

with consultants in

May, 2006 and it was 18

months before the project

was made public.

The couple then spent

the next two years seeking

a plan change, and

the project started in

June this year.

Mr Skevington praised

the development team at

Ashburton Contracting

(a wholly­owned council

subsidiary) and said they

got 11 out of 10.

Builder Mitch Hammond

will put a show

home on alot.

Mr Skevington said he

had nearly given the project

away a couple of

times, but was proud now

of what was being


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and Jo Ruane lead

people through, and,

below, Jo Ruane points

out features.





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Busy months ahead

As we begin entering the

final few months of the

year, it’s safe to say that

there are no signs of

things slowing down. For

many, it’s business­asusual

right up until the

festive season, and this is

certainly true for the

Council. With the triennial

local body elections

now behind us, our

attentions are once again

firmly focused on several

major projects that are

about to start or are

already well under way

in the Ashburton District.

Work on the $960,000

Rakaia Salmon Site

upgrade is continuing on

track. Earlier this month,

the proposed options for

the area were put out for

community feedback via

a short survey, and we

received 106 responses.

We asked residents to

have their say on arange

of improvements, such

as additional playground

equipment, new plantings,

lighting, seating,

the location of the caravan

dump station and of

course, the new public

toilets. Thank you to

those who participated

in the survey. We have

been looking at how

those ideas can be incorporated

into the


The new 10­pan toilet

facility is expected to be

completed by April next

year, with playground

equipment, seating and

landscaping work continuing

from there.

Next month, we will

begin the $7 million Ashburton

River Crossing

and Pump Station project.

The new and larger

wastewater pipe under

the river and new pump

station going next to the

treatment plant outside

Tinwald will help to

future­proof this vital

infrastructure for

Ashburton’s continued

growth, and we’re very

pleased to begin delivering

this upgrade.

The project will start

on 4November and take

14 months to complete,

which gives you an indication

of the scale of this


The Ashburton CBD

Revitalisation has

reached abit of amilestone

this week, with the

first signs of physical

work to the streetscape

starting on Tuesday.

Road markings are being

painted around the town

centre to indicate where

important underground

services are located.

Once the surveyors have

identified these areas,

the information will be

used to create adetailed

work programme for the

street upgrades to start

in the New Year.

The major rehabilitation

work on Beach

Road in Ashburton continues

to progress. The

entire length of the road

from Chalmers Avenue

to Trevors Road is being

dug up and replaced with

stronger gravels, and

improvements and

repairs are also being


As always, these

standout projects take

place alongside our

usual work programmes

so there is no shortage of

activity around the

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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment


Issue 35

24 October 2019

DeputyPrincipal Message

Senior Students’Prize-Givings

In six College days from now wesee the first

of our prize-givings for 2019. Year 13students

and their parents and whānau will gather atthe

Ashburton Trust Event Centre tocelebrate the

completion of thirteen years of education.

For many families this will be the end of regular

involvement with Ashburton College and their

last prize-giving, as they see their youngest

offspring begin the journey into the next chapter of their lives.Aschildren

move away from home this oftenbrings with it atotal change in lifestyle

forthose leftbehind.


This closing chapter of education needs to be well-managed to ensure

that all that needs to be done at College, for assessments and external

exams,ismanaged well.

The analogy that Ihave used with some students is the marathon. This

race is 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometres) long. School is like that race. Imagine

running the marathon, seeing the finish line 200 metres away and then

just walking off the course.Thatwouldbethe same as completing thirteen

years of school and throwing it all away in the last couple of weeks.

Check that the assignments are completed and submitted. Make aplan

for revision and study for external exams and look after personal wellbeing

at atime when it really matters.Plan the work and work the plan.


CanIplease acknowledge the amazing Year 13 students we have had the

privilege of working alongside this year. Special thanks is given toall of

those who have taken on roles of responsibility onStudent and House

Executives and Committees and to our four Head Students.Ican honestly

say that Ashburton College is abetter place oflearning for the efforts

made by all of these fineyoung adults.

Managing learning, planning for the future and making a huge

commitmenttoCollege lifeislaudable indeed.Well done!

Year 9and 10 Students

For the students at College who are going to be with us until December,

thereare exciting times ahead.Thereare manyeventsbeing planned that

will take up much of the time at College in supportof, and in addition to,

the continuation of learning.

The Top-Class Competition will get underway when the seniors leave,

and that isavery hectic time for all. A range of activities is available for

every student toshine in as they gather points for their group, leading

them to the coveted awardof‘TopClass of 2019’.

We have GOTDay (Get OutThere Day) where all students and staff have

aday where they can follow their passions and interests, ranging from

improving cooking skills to white knuckle events such as white water


This is agreat daywith ahuge range of activities thatwill suit all students.

It is classed as aschool day and therefore attendance and inclusion into

an activityiscompulsory.

Phoenix Rising, our junior choir,isheading away on the biennial tour to

the Topofthe South and they arefrantically raising funds at the moment.

We recently received a visit from Peter O’Leary and Leen Braam from the

MSA Men’s Choir who presented Phoenix Rising Musical Director, Angie

Cresswell, with a substantial cheque towards the cost of tour uniforms.

This was gratefully accepted.

The choir also presented aconcert for the Ashburton Pakeke Lions at

the Hotel Ashburton which was very well-received, and they were also

presentedwith acheque to offset the cost of travel arrangements forthe


This is the largest tour group to date,with fortyfive singing students and

three staff members hitting the road in early December. Once again, the

choir has been invited to perform in Nelson Cathedral, abeautiful venue

and acoustically amazing. Singing thereisareal privilege!

AshColl Way

We continue with our work on the AshColl Way, as we journey towards

bringing positivechange to the cultureofAshburtonCollege.

This term will see the introduction and focus on embedding our expected

positive behaviours, which is fundamental in making any longstanding

improvements. The acknowledgement system ofMihi Pai has become

well-established and embraced by the large majority ofthe College

community and prize draws in assemblies will continue through to the

end of the year, concluding with awards in the prize-givings for the

studentwith the most Mihi Paicollectedfor the year.

Close of Year

Another year is romping to aclose and the wordsofmyfather

arefinally starting to have meaning.

‘Doyou know,boy,the older youget the quicker the years pass!’

Maybe my father did know athing or twoafter all.

Ron Cresswell



AshburtonCollege ArtExhibition –‘This Is Us’

AshColl is proud to present'This is Us', an ArtExhibition showcasing all

the amazing up-and-coming talentinAshburton.

Open NightisMonday04Novemberinthe College Staffroom, so please

do join us forrefreshments,and of course the experienceofenjoying a

range of studentcreativityand passion thatexplodes onto the page.

Head of Arts Faculty Milly Brown said the students have worked hard, and

would love to sharetheir work with you.

If youcan't makeitonMonday 04 November,then the staffroom willbe

open after school on Tuesday 05 November until 4:30pm, for awander

through at leisure.

We look forwardtoseeing youthere!

AshburtonCollege Year 9Academic Scholarships

Criteria and application forms arenow available

from your child’s school.

TheClosing Date forapplications is

Thursday07November 2019, 3:30pm.

Theacademic examinations will be held at AshburtonCollege

on Monday18November from 9:00am–11:15am.

Enquiries and applications to be made to Sheena Tyrrell,


Email: ts@ashcoll.school.nz

Phone: 308 4193, extension 812; 027 247 8003.

Please notethatthese Scholarships are

Academic ExcellenceScholarships.

AshburtonCollege Phoenix Magazine 2019

Have YouPlaced Your Order?

This annualproduction is awonderful record of each year at College,

and becomes amoreimportantrecordofmemories the longer

students and staff areawayfromAshburtonCollege.


This will be published at the end ofFebruary


Payment for Magazine -$25 percopy

Allfamilies have now

received an updatedaccountthatwill

include the charge forthe Magazine.

To secure your copy of the Phoenix

Magazine,paymentwill be required by


Obtaining your Magazine Copy

These will be delivered tostudents in-College atthe end of February.

Forstudentswho have left –familieswill be notified thatthe Magazine can

be collectedfromthe College Office.

Where this isn’t possible wewill make arrangements to ensure you receive

the copy.

Order aChristmas Magazine Voucher

We will also have vouchers available forpurchase.

This would be an ideal gift forgrandparentsorother family members,

who can then have acopydelivered onceitispublished.

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

Parents, caregivers, family/whanau, friends and interested

communitymembers aremost welcome at all prize-givings.


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

Year 13 Graduation Ceremony, Ashburton Trust Event Centre,



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.College Auditorium.


NewZealand International Tattoo Dance

Team Tour forLucyMoore

Year 12 student Lucy Moore (pictured

right) spent the student school holidays

in Europe representing New Zealand,asa

member of the International Tattoo Dance

Team with dancers from New Zealand,

Scotland, Canada and Belgium. The New

Zealand team flew from Auckland to

Dubai and after a24hour stop-over flew

straight to the Netherlands.

Here they were faced with atwelve hour

rehearsal day asitwas their first time of

all dancers being together and, whilst all

had learnt the dances, they now had to

work out spacing and practise with the

band so thatitwas perfect beforethe first


The first Tattoo they danced in was the

Netherlands Military Tattoo Festival, held

in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Herethey performed six shows over three

days to crowds of over 5000 people,with apipe band from the Netherlands.

An excitingmomentwas performing in frontofthe King of the Netherlands

and his entourage.

(Pictured above): Lucy dancing in the Tattoo at Rotterdam. Lucy is in the

second row, second from the left.

From herethe team travelled to Oostende in Belgium. This wasasmaller

Tattoo with three shows over twodays, but crowds were still in excess of

3000. This time the pipe band wasmade up of pipers from fivedifferent


Lucy was involved in two choreographed items at each venue, and was

also part ofall finales. This was awonderful experience, with Lucy really

enjoying meeting and performing with dancers from other countries and

meeting groupsofperformers from all over theworld.

(Pictured above): Dancers with the Massed Pipe Band in Rotterdam.

Coming Events


28 Labour Day–Public Holiday

30 BOTMeeting,Menorlue


1 Aoraki Sports Awards,SouthernTrust Events Centre,

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

07- 03 Dec NCEA Exams

12 Year 9/10 Caroline BayRelays,Timaru

13 Aoraki Junior Volleyball Championships,Timaru

14 Aoraki Junior Touch, Timaru

18 Year 9(for2020) Scholarship exam

Aoraki SecondarySchools’Junior Girls’Cricket

19 SISS Lawn Bowls festival,Timaru

21 Hakatere Festival

Aoraki Junior Tennis,Timaru

22 PostponementDay,AorakiJunior Tennis

27 BOTMeeting,Menorlue,7:00pm

29 Year 9CommunityServicesDay

Performing Arts Concert, Auditorium


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


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

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

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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment


Issue 35

24 October 2019


College Tour Parties

Over the September-October holiday break period College had three

tour parties overseas. This week we report on the first two tours to


Japan Tour

Twenty Ashburton College students visited Japan from 25 September-

11 October.

Teacher of Japanese Hiromi Horsley said that, first up, the group visited

AshburtonCollege’s SisterSchool TokorozawaKitaHigh School (TKHS). The

TKHS staff and students welcomed our College students warmly and held a

function after school where the AshColl students met their host brothers/


Many TKHS students attended the function, all part ofthe strong bond

between the twoschools and the result of the reciprocal visits. Atthis event

the AshColl group sang three New Zealand songs (pictured below, with

Principal Ross Preecewho accompanied the tour party).

(Pictured right, leftand right):

Ines Forster Lobato de Faria

and Shasha Watagedara.

On the way back to Kyoto

the group also visited

the Fushimi Inari Shrine

(pictured below) with its

many torii (traditional

Japanese gates) that form

tunnels up the hillside.

Aftervisiting amonkey park

in Kyoto all students went

to Universal Studio Japan

on their free day.


NewNational Champion –BlakeFarr

Whilst manyofour students were enjoying arelaxing studentholidaybreak,

many swimmers from throughout New Zealand were hard at work in the


TheNew Zealand ShortCourse Swimming Championships were held in

Auckland from 01-05 Octoberand AshColl’s twoswimmers at the meet

- BlakeFarr and Hannah King –had greatpersonal achievements.

National Title andBronze Medal

Blake returned with a National Title in the 100m Freestyle and a

Bronze Medal in the 200m Freestyle. Blake also achieved personal best

times in everyracewhich is afantastic achievement.

Blake’sresults in the Boys’15years age group were:

1st - 100m Freestyle; 3rd-200m Freestyle; 4th - 800m Freestyle;

6th - 400m Freestyle; 8th - 50m and 1500m Freestyle.

Friday was school attendance, followed bytime spent with their host

families at the weekend.

The TKHS students held a tea ceremony (pictured below) for AshColl’s

students. Hiromi said that kneeling on the floor was very hard for the

College students but they were allowedtosit in away comfortable to them.

(Pictured above,back row): TokorozawaKita High School students.

(Middle row,lefttoright): GeorgiaMuir, Shasha Watagedara, Madison Brown,

Emma Scammell,Seluvaia Ratoul.

(Front row, lefttoright): Ross Preece, ZoeKenny, EllaMcQuillan, Maisie Looij,

ZoeDiedricks,Alisha Broker.

From Tokorozawathe group then movedtoKyoto,oncethe capital of Japan,

and visited iconic places including the Nijojo castle and Kinkakuji temples.

Kyoto isfamous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, aswell as

gardens,imperial palaces,Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses.

On a day trip to Nara, the group visited a Tōdaiji Temple (with a Big Buddha),

once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, where they also fed many

tame deer.

2019 Classics Tour

Students from Ashburton College and Hillmorton High School took

in the sites of ancient Greece and Italy, leaving New Zealand on

20 September and returning 10 October.

Michael Clark, one of College’s

twoteachers with the tour,said

that the 2019 Classical Studies

Tour started with a visit to

neighbouring islands to Athens.

Hydra (pictured right), Porosand

Aegina proved popular with

the students, with each island

holding its ownappeal.

Students were then guided

around the famed siteofthe Acropolis with the Parthenon impressing with

its magnitude and dominance over the capital city. From there students

visited Nauplia, acity steeped in history due to its role as astrategic port

thathas seen various European Empires rule overit.

TheancientsiteofMycenae, home to King Agamemnon of Troy fame,also

proved popular. Sparta was another highlight, before students embarked

on ajourney to Olympia via aclimb to the hillside fortress and monastery

of Mystra. The tour then went to Olympia, the birthplace ofthe Olympic


Thehillside town of Delphi, regarded as the navelorcentreofthe ancient

world, sawthe students informed about the importantrolethe siteplayed

in determining politics and history. The hillside monasteries of Meteora

were next on the itinerary before students returned to Athens and the

Acropolis Museum.

After completing their trip around Greece, the Classics Tour group

decamped to Naples, Italy. Naples is well known asacreative city and

the home of the pizza, so the visit wasgreatly anticipated. Thetour group

En route toHiroshima, the group visited Himeji Jo, the most beautiful

castle in Japan, then another iconic view at Itsukushima Shrine (by ferry).

Unfortunately, the gate was covered with a white curtain because of

repainting which was disappointing, but the beautiful scenery was still


Thevisit to the Hiroshima PeaceMemorial Museum and PeaceParkwas sad

andmoving,but the students learned much about the atomic bomb and its

victims. Thatnightitwas Hiroshima-yaki fordinner,asavourypancake with

ahuge amountofcabbage.

Lastly, the group went up to Tokyo and visited Meiji Shrine, the Sky Tree

which is the tallest tower in Japan, and Tokyo Disneyland. Hiromi said

the students did very well at crossing the biggest intersection in the world

where3000 people cross at atime!

On their free days the students were able to experience various other

aspects of Japan, seeing very traditional as well as very modern parts, and

learning much about Japanese cultureonthis tour.

If youare interested in reading moreabout this tour,

please check ‘AshburtonCollege Japan Tour 2019’ on Facebook.

(Pictured left):inthe

Shinkansen (Bullet Train).

(Left, front to back):

Shasha Watagedara,

Ines Forster Lobato de Faria.

(Right, front to back):

Victoria Lovett,

Emma Scammell,


wasbased in Sorrento near Naples foracouple of nights,fromwhich they

visited the archaeological siteand ruins of Pompei as well as the impressive

Archaeological Museum in Naples. The site ofPompei impressed the

travellers, both in scale as well as features, particularly with avisit to

the famed House of Faun. The house was once home to awealthy and

influential Pompeian family and is notable not only for its bronze statue

of afaun, now housed in the Archaeological Museum, but also the sheer

sizeofthe property.The Archaeological Museum contains manyartifacts,

frescoes and mosaics from Pompei, including the renowned mosaic of

Alexander the Greatinbattle with Darius III, dating from 100BC.

From Naples, the group went to Rome for afew days, where pavements

were pounded as the travellers explored the ancient sites such as the

Colosseum (pictured below), the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Ofcourse,

avisit to Rome wouldn’t

be completewithout a

visit to the Capitoline

Museum. Other

attractions included

the Trevi Fountain,

Trajan’s Column and the


With The Vatican in

Rome, naturally the tour

group took in avisit to St Peter’s Square and the Vatican Museum, home

to the Sistine Chapel as well as other notableexhibits such as the intricate

and impressive Laocoon sculpture. From Rome the group departed to

Venice, the final stop of the tour.

AVenice highlight included atour of the Doges Palace, the historical

home forthe oncedemocratically-electedDukewho previously governed

the city state. The trip to Venice put into perspective how influential the

Venetians were in global trade and culturethroughout the Mediterranean

region, both in classicaland renaissance periods.

Photocourtesy of PeterJenca

(Pictured above): Blake Farr (centre) with his Gold Medal. Blake is flankedby

second-placed Braydon Meuli (left) and third-placed Louis Fitzjohn (right),

both North Island swimmers.

Hannah King also had agreat meet at her first appearanceatthe National

ShortCourse Championships. She swam personal best times in all but one

race and wasunluckynot to come away with amedal.


Hannah also achieved anew CanterburyRecordinthe Girls’13Years 1500m

Freestyle,smashing the previous record by an impressive19seconds.

Hannah’s top 10 results in the Girls’13YearOld Age Group were:

4th - 200m Breaststroke and 400m Individual Medley; 5th - 800m Freestyle;

6th - 1500m Freestyle; 7th - 100m Breaststroke and 400m Freestyle.

Cycling NewZealand Schools’

2019 National Track Championships

TheCycling New Zealand Schools 2019 National Track Championships

was held at the SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill on Tuesday 08

and Wednesday09October.

Ethan Titheridge and Maddi Lowry (pictured below, left and right)

representedAshburtonCollege,contesting the individual events.

Points were accumulated over

three races -the Keirin, Scratch

and Points Races -togive an

overall place.


Maddi, in the Under 16 Girls’

event, hadtocompleteanextra

qualifying points race where

she placed 5th, as only the top

twelve out of the twenty riders

would race forNational Titles.

Maddi raced hard and

competitively in all events

finishingin10th place, overall.

Ethan in the Under 17 Boys’

category raced well, was

competitiveinall events,and finished in 11th placeoverall.

(Pictured above): The Grand Canal in Venice, approaching the Rialto


The tour was led by Greta Hampton and Michael Clark ofAshburton

College and Kylie Coulbeck from HillmortonHighSchool.

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142nd AnnualAshburtonAshburton

November 1st & November 2nd 2019

Rural showcase has variety

The primary school colouring competition

for pupils will be one of the many features of

the Ashburton Agricultural and Pastoral

(A&P) Association’s 142nd show next week.

The show, with its theme of ‘‘Seeds of Mid

Canterbury’’, runs on Friday November 1

and Saturday November 2.

Ashburton A&P Association administrative

secretary Lucille Brown said the competition

was for years 1­4 and years 5­8 children

and fit in with the show theme.

Competition entries will be displayed in

the home industries pavilion.

Also lined up at the show will be the

traditional features of stock and produce

from around the district, alongside experienced

shearers and the latest farm machinery.

But while those features still form the core

of the show, there will be lots more to

interest and entertain the thousands of

visitors expected to flow through the gates at

the Ashburton Showgrounds with more than

4,000 entries in the two day event.

Sheep of all breeds, alpacas, goats, donkeys,

poultry and horses ­ including an

impressive line­up of Clydesdale horses ­will

be vying to win their competition classes and

even champion titles.

There is no cattle section again this year,

as a precaution to prevent the spread of

Mycoplasma bovis.

However, there will be stock judging

classes for youth, which can be entered on

the day.

The classes are in junior, intermediate and

senior age groups.

The home industries pavilion will showcase

awide variety of home and craft skills,

including jams, homemade wines and beers,

baking, sewing, needlecraft, teddy bears,

embroidery, patchwork, knitting, floral art,

cooking, photography, art and woodworking.

There will also be arange of children’s

classes, with flowers, craft and technology,

art and woodwork on show.

Mrs Brown said there was an influx of

entries in the home industries pavilion and

strong demand for trade sites on the

grounds, with 106 businesses, companies,

organisations or individuals confirmed.

There will also be lots of variety in the

outdoor and indoor market stalls with 35

sites confirmed promoting product from

sweets to community clubs to crafts and

support groups.

The dog trials are still popular, with scores

of trials to get through over two days.

Competition starts at 7.30am for dogs and

their owners on both days, while riders and

Machinery of all shapes and sizes, ages and stages, will be on show to wow the

children and to showcase the latest in machinery and technology on offer in the

market, below, the ever-popular equestrian and show-jumping events start at 8am

on day one of the show and will run in the main ring throughout the two day event.

their horses will start at 8am each day.

The Ashburton Show has a large and

varied equestrian section, with classes catering

for show jumping through to showing

ponies, horses and young stock, Clydesdales

down to miniatures and Shetlands.

There are also donkeys. The grand parade,

where winners of the various classes will have

their lap of honour in the ring, begins at 2pm

on Saturday, with participants to be led by

the Ashburton Highland Pipe Band.

★ The showground gates will open to the

public both days at 9am. Entry is $15 per

person, with free entry for school children.

On Friday, senior citizens pay just $10.

The Ashburton Show has been entertaining

both town and country people since 1878.

President’s address

Show’s theme

recognises input

of local farmers

on world stage

Ashburton A&P Association president David


Ashburton A&P

Association president

David Butterick has chosen

the theme for this

year’s show drawing on

the abundance of seeds

sourced from the Mid

Canterbury district.

The theme ‘Seeds of

Mid Canterbury’ is

recognition of the

district’s farmers and

their input on the world


‘‘Mid Canterbury is

one of the world’s most

prolific seed producing

areas. Traditionally it

has been aherbage seed

growing area with grasses

and clovers being

produced, but in the last

20 years this has grown

to include Asian brassicas,

radishes, spinach,

carrot seed and other

seeds,’’ Mr Butterick


‘‘There is a seed

processing industry that

clean, sort, bag and send

these seeds around the


In the president’s tent,

set up onsite at the show,

there will be agrain and

seed competition running

for people to view

the diverse range of

seeds abundantly

sourced right on our



at the



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142nd AnnualAshburtonAshburton

November 1st & November 2nd 2019

Show secretary pulling it all together

Lucille Brown has been

head down working

through the thousands of

entries received for the

142nd Ashburton A&P


It’s the busy time of the

year for the A&P show’s

administrative secretary

who, along with adedicated

A&P committee

and volunteers, including

David Butterick in his

second year as president,

have collectively put in

hundreds of hours behind

the scenes to get the show

up and running.

Mrs Brown has been in

the role for the past five

years and has fine tuned

the process of receiving

entries and gearing up for

the show.

She has it down to an

art form; along way from

the first year she took on

the role.



This year she said

there are more than

4,000 entries over the

two day event including

equestrian events,

alpaca, sheep, goat and

poultry judging, dog

trials and competitions

in grain and seed, wool

and home industries

such as cooking, grain

and seed and photography

with official

entries for shearing, cut

flowers and the Tiny

Tots baby show entries

received on the day of


Mrs Brown said after a

late surge in entries, the

highland and national

dancing section, acrowd

pleaser atthe show, will

have 170 individual performances

by 24 dancers

throughout the day.

Mrs Brown deals with

advertising, exhibitors

and competitorsentering


It’s the busy time of year for Ashburton A&P

Association administrative secretary Lucille


the hundreds of classes

offered at the show, as

well as prizes, and ribbons.

Then there’s the


As in past year’s Mrs

Brown’s email inbox has

been working overtime,

with constant stream of

entries to competitions

flooding in —especially

around closing dates for

entries; September 27

(general entries and

equestrian) and October

17 (showjumping).

Mrs Brown’s former

secretarial skills at St

David’s Church, Ashburton

County Lions and

Rural Women have been

put to good use organising

the show schedule,

dealing with entries, taking

bookings for trade

and market sites and

arranging the show catalogue

— and any other

jobs which crop up.

There is a computer

programme designed for

A&P shows, which is

used in schedules and

catalogues, but information

specific to the Ashburton

Show has to be


Mrs Brown can (and

does) draw on the computer

skills of daughter

Susan in Wellington —

who is just aphone call

away if she runs into any

difficulty —but it happens

less often.

In the early daysworking

for the association,

Susan set up abooklet of

computer tips especially

for her mother —atthe

time it was referred toas

‘‘like a computer guide

for idiots’’.

The workload might

be huge at the moment

in the weeks and days

leading uptothe show,

but once the rush is over

and the accounts are

paid, there is time for

Mrs Brown to catch her


Then it’s the association’s

popular Winter

Feed Competition and

before long, time to prepare

for next year’s

143rd annual show which

is set for October 30 and

31, 2020.

Circus show on entertainment programme

Among the entertainment at the Ashburton

A&P Show next weekend is Sport Suzie’s

Super Circus Show; ahilarious and very silly

workout show.

Suzie’s Show, running at 10am and 1pm,

on the Hokonui Stage, isfull of crazy stunts,

from yo­yos flying in air, funny magic, super

unicycling, crazy juggling, hilarious audience

participation and possibly the smallest bike

you’ve ever seen.

Sport Suzie, aka Louise Kerr, has been

entertaining audiences all over the world

with her hilarious and wacky show, which

includes asweet juggling routine while she

squeezes her body through atennis racket

and performing the best cardio workout of

all time by skipping on asix foot Unicycle.

She was also at the Methven A&P Show

earlier this year.

Her show is ahigh energy action­packed

40 minute show the whole family can enjoy.

She will perform on the Saturday of the

Ashburton A&P Show.

The Ashburton A&P Show is on Friday

November 1and Saturday November 2.

Tickets cost $15 per adult on either day,

children free (seniors pay $10 on Friday).

Safety Village to offer advice on

keeping you and your family safe

A live fire demonstration, trying the ‘escape my

house’ virtual reality experience, CPR training and a

safety competition where afamily pass for an Akaroa

Harbour Nature Cruise is up for grabs, are just some

of the attractions at the Safety Village on site at the

Ashburton A&P Show next weekend.

The village is a collaboration between 12 Mid

Canterbury community safety agencies who will have

arange of information available for people to view

covering various aspects of safety.

Safe Communities Ashburton Districtco­ordinator

Lesley Symington said the theme in the Safety Village

was ‘keeping ourselves and our families safe’.

Agencies are Ashburton Community Alcohol and

Drug Service, Ashburton Town Watch, CCS Disability

Action, Fire and Emergency NZ, Mid Canterbury

Provincial Rural Women, Ministry of Social Development,

Neighbourhood Support, PILLARS, Red

Cross, Safer Ashburton, St John and Waitaha

Primary Health.

‘‘We are excited to be presenting the Safety

Village for the first time at this year’s Aand P

Show and hope that people enjoy the safety

activities and take away important information to

keep themselves and their families safe,’’ she said.

Other activities include; the evacuation challenge

inflatable maze, finding out about ‘Ashburton

gets ready’, seeing defibrillators demonstrated,

looking inside an ambulance and lots


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142nd Annual Ashburton

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Entryfee: $15 adult

Allchildren FREE

Seniors $10


Trade and market sites

Pony parties,balloon man Equestrian Showjumping

Highland Dancing Tiny Tots FeatureMarquee

Home Industries Pavilion Small animal area

Livemusic on centre stage Shearing Crazybikes

Sheep DogTrialsand allthe animal sections


Shearers from around the district and beyond will

showcase their skills in the shearing


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142nd AnnualAshburtonAshburton

November 1st & November 2nd 2019

Entertainment galore

The Ashburton A&P Show has a

range of activitiesand entertainment

to amaze, delight and amuse children.

The activities start from early

Friday morning when the trade,

market and food sites will be

operating, as well as Sturgeon’s

Amusements sideshow entertainment.

And dog trials,with dogsrounding

up sheep, and equestrian competitions,

with horses jumping and

prancing, also start, continuing

throughout the show.

Judging in the home industries

pavilionwill be completed on Friday

morning, and the doors will open to

the public in the afternoon and all

competition entries, and winners,

will beondisplay for viewing.

The competitions include achildren’s

colouring competition and

entries in this aswell as those in the

children’s classes in flowers, craft

and technology, art and woodwork,

from preschool children up, will be

on display.

The ITM Animal Pavilion lets

children get close to a variety of

animals, including sheep, goats,

alpaca and poultry.

Balloon man Clint Hawke will be

making balloon animals.

And on Saturday there will entertainment

from Sport Suzie’s Super

Circus Show as well asoptions to

ride apony with Pony Parties, or ride

a bike with Pedalmania in the

farmyard area.

The sideshows continue withtheir

whole arsenal offering the promise

of aprize, in atest of skill, or the

thrill of afun ride.

Popular balloon man Clint

Hawke, will also beroaming around

the showgrounds making balloon


There will also be a Hot Shots

Photo Booth on the Hokonuistage

and, after alate surge in entries,

170 individual highland and

national dancing by the ITM

Animal Pavilion and aTiny Tots

competition, for children up to

four years old.

Children can also watch the

judging of pet lambs, poultry or

goats, viewthe donkeys and mules,

or be amazed by all the entries in

the Grand Parade, which starts on

Saturday at 2pm.

It will be led by the Ashburton

Highland Pipe Band and ­along

with all the wonders of the show ­

includes a lolly scramble and a

demonstration by local Fire and

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142nd AnnualAshburtonAshburton

November 1st & November 2nd 2019

Show Events Programme


From Friday morning, the trade,

market and food sites and sideshows

are operating at the show. Dog trial

and equestrian competitions also

start, and continue throughout the

full two days ofthe show. Following

judging in the morning, the Home

Industries Pavilion opens in the


7.30am Dog Trials

8.00am Horse Events commence

9.00am Indoor and Outdoor Markets

9.30am Wool Judging

10.00am Home Industries Judging,

Grainand Seed Judging: ITM Animal


1.00pm ­South Island Seed Dressing

and Storage, Home Industries

Pavilion opens

2.00pm Dog Trials

For further information on the

equestrian competitions occurring on

Friday (and Saturday),thereisamain

ring programme in the booklet which

will be given topeople on arrival at

the gate, alongwith afree hessianbag

donated by RuralCo.

Dog Trials

The dog trials can be found at the

East Street end of the showgrounds,

by Drummond and Etheridge. At the

dog trials, you can (over the two days

of the show) see working dogs herd


In the Home Industries Pavilion,

you can find entries in areas such as

cooking, flowers, photography, grain

and seed, and children’scompetitions.


On Saturday, the animal entries

arrive at the show. Animals that can

be seen atthe show include sheep,

goats, poultry and alpacas. The animals

can be found on the northern

and eastern sidesofthe showgrounds.

Judging for animals occurs at various

timesduring the day, as set out below.

Morning programme

On Saturday morning, the

Highland and National Dancing,

shearingcompetitions commence,

and eventsalso start on the

entertainment stage.

7.30am Dog Trials

8.00am HorseEventscommence

8.30am Donkey Judging, Alpaca


9.00 am South Island Seed

Dressing and Storage, Home

IndustriesPavilionopens, Indoor and

Outdoor Marketopens, Sheep

Judging, Shearing commences

9.40am Hokonui Radio

Entertainment starts

10.00am Goatand Poultry Judging:

ITM Animal Pavilion, Highland and

NationalDancing Competition starts,


SHOW on the Hokonui

Entertainment Stage, Pony Parties

and crazy bikes with Pedalmaniastart

10.30am Shetland Pony Judging,

Champion of Champion Lamb


11.00am Tiny Tots Showonthe

Hokonui Stage

11.30am Shetland Harness

Afternoon programme

On Saturday afternoon, we see the

entertainmenthighlights of the show,

on the entertainment stage and the

show’sgrandparade. Presentations

also occur of prizes in anumber of

areas of the show,aslisted.

Noon ChampionofChampion

Ram &Ewe Hogget’s Presentation of

Sheep and Awards: Sheep Pens

Musical entertainment continues

on the Hokonui Stage

1.00pmSport Suzie’sSuper Circus

Show on the Hokonui Stage

1.50pmAddressbypresident David


2.00pmGrand Parade led by the

Ashburton Highland Pipe Band,

Vetlife Ashburton LuckyDraw

2.15pmFarmlands Lolly Scramble

2.30pmDemonstration by local

Fire and Emergency New Zealand


3.00pmMusical entertainment on

the Hokonui Stage, Showjumping


3.30pmShearing Presentations

4.00pmSouth Island SeedDressing

and StorageHome Industries

Pavilion: Trophy presentations.

Poultry judging will take place in the ITM Animal Pavilion on Saturday

from 10am, and, below, animal entries for competition will be judged.


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Museum pays tribute to flyer

Ashburton Aviation

Museum has paid tribute

to its former patron, Don

Ivey, who died on August


He was 97.

Its latest newsletter,

The Talespinner, said

Flying Officer Don Ivey

RNZAF, NZ41191,

French Legion of Honour,

was one of the very

last veterans of World

War Two.

Mr Ivey was born in

Timaru on June 6, 1922

and educated at Anama

and, later, at Ashburton

Technical School.

He later began shepherding

at Mesopotamia

and Ashley Gorge.

At the outbreak of war,

Mr Ivey enlisted in the

RNZAF and after basic

training in Levin began

training at Taieri, flying

Tiger Moths.

He later went to

Canada for advanced


His first posting was to

No.4 Service Flying

Training School, Saskatoon,

in 1942, flying a

twin­engine Cessna

Mr Ivey and the medal he received.


His next posting was to

Ontario where he flew

Harvards, Avro Ansons

and Airspeed Oxfords.

In 1943 Mr Ivey flew a

de Havilland Mosquito

after a posting to Nova


There he teamed up

with navigator Sergeant

Ewan Waterer.

They went to High

Ercall in England to

begin a Night Intruder

course in Mosquitoes.

Mr Ivey was rated

‘‘above average’’.

He was then posted to

Kent and flew his first

war operation in May,

1944 when the squadron

bombed St Tromo aerodrome

in Belguim.

On D­Day, June 6,

1944 ­ Mr Ivey’s 22nd

birthday ­ he flew his

seventh combat mission,

in France.

In later flights he

attacked trains and motor


In December 1944, Mr

Ivey put a Mosquito

down in France, landing

at night with one engine

Age Concern safety message

‘‘Online reporting

(through social media

sites) is not valuable,’’

says Age Concern Canterbury

staying safe

facilitator Yvonne Palmer.

‘‘People at this age

need to see people,’’ she


Mrs Palmer, during

the Home and Personal

Safety Course hosted by

Age Concern Ashburton

at the Ashburton Senior

Centre, was talkingabout

online message boards

where people reported

neighbourhood activities

in their communities rather

than talkingtoneighbours.

The event, attended by

23 people, saw avariety

of speakers talk about

different aspects for

keeping safe. Speakers

included Civil Defence’s

James Lamb, Fire and

Emergency New

Zealand’s Wayne Hamilton,

of Christchurch,

Ashburton Police’s Fran

Clark and Mid Canterbury


Support Christine Richards.

‘‘It’s important for

people to see people and

check upontheir neighbours.

Know your neighbours,’’

Mrs Palmer said.

She said be aware of

people in your area and

keep an eye out for signs

that everything is OK.

Especially when it comes

to people living alone

and suspicious activity.

Warning signs could

include curtains, that

would usually be open,

remaining closed during

the day, papers/mail

stacked up at the door or

in mailboxes, unusual

noises/events and burglar

alarms going off.

If it’s apolice, fire or

medical emergency dial


Alternatively, dial the

Police 105 number for

reporting nonemergencies

such as theft

in a public place, theft

from a car, intentional

property damage, shoplifting

and lost property.

Constable Clark spoke

about the role of police

and gave some useful tips

about deterring burglaries

such as dogs, burglar

alarms, having valuable

items out of sight in

cars and keeping in contact

with your neighbours.

She said being aware

of who your neighbours

were,who wasinthe area

and reporting suspicious

activity helped police

identify criminal activity

and track down those


She also spoke about

keeping safe when answering

the door, and not

giving out personal

information over the

phone or by email.



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It was his 63 operational


Yet, throughout his

extensive operational flying,

he was given neither

a decoration or promotion

to recognise his


The night missions he

flew were dangerous as

every train attacked had

anti­aircraft guns.

In February 1945, Mr

Ivey and his navigator

flew their 66th and last

operation with adaylight

attack in Germany.

All but two of his

flights were at night and

most at low level, searching

out enemy transport


After the war, Mr Ivey

returned to New Zealand

and began farming at

Ruapuna, Mid Canterbury.

He married Mary

Branch in 1950 and they

had two children, Basil

and Suzanne.

In 2015, the aviation

museum noted that

France was beginning to

acknowledge the contribution

made by New Zealanders

to its liberation.

The French Embassy

was alerted to Mr Ivey’s

service and on October 9,

2015, museum members

saw Mr Ivey receive the

Medal of Knight of the

French Legion of Honour

from the French


Mr Ivey told The Courier

in 2015 that on one

mission he recalled

‘‘streams of flame and

glycol’’ as a companion

plane was hit and went


Of the 15 planes on

that sortie, five went


He said getting the

medal from France was a

great honour.

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information provided

by the Aviation

Museum for this story]

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Tips for wellness in your senior years

There are a number of

myths regarding ageing.



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Routine limits brain

stimulation. Introduce

new foods or new ways of

eating the same food. For

example, replace canned



peaches with freshly

sliced ones. Also, try taking

a different route to

the grocery store or shopping


Maintain abalancing

act. In addition to

exercises that build

strength and improve

flexibility and cardiovascular


make sure to add balance

activities to the daily routine.

Good balance

requires maintaining a

center of gravity over the

base of support. Tai chi,

yoga, walking on challenging

surfaces and

water exercises all

enhance overall balance.

Dance like there’s no

tomorrow ­older adults

getting regular physical

exercise are 60 percent

less likely to get

dementia. Exercise

increases oxygen to the

brain and releases aprotein

that strengthens cells

and neurons. Dance

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plus the cerebral activity

present in learning and


Fuel your body to

remain strong and active.

As you age, your digestive

system tends to slow

down, and as a result,

foods that are high in

fibre are of special

importance. At the same

time, older adults are

more susceptible to dehydration,

so it is important

that you drink a lot of

water every day. In

addition, don’t let meal

times become boring or

lonely—make an effort to

make your food look and

taste good even if you are

only cooking for one or

two. Seek out other

adults to spend meal time

with so that you can enjoy

social interaction while

you are enjoying your


Volunteer to give

your life meaning and

purpose. As you help

others, you can feel a

greater gratitude for the

things that you have and

a greater connection to

the people around you.

No matter where you live,

there are sure to be

boundless volunteer

opportunities. Visit a

local primary school for

opportunities to reach

out to the children in

your community to help

them to learn and succeed.

Local government

and non­profit agencies

are also often in great

need of help. Contact

organisations in your

area for more ideas on

how you can serve.

Become an active

player in your health

care. Most of our health

is not controlled by the

health care system but by

our own actions, our

environment, our genes,

and social factors. In

addition, physicians are

not perfect; medical

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more patients participate

in their own health care,

the more satisfied they

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they receive. Think about

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Bring alist of your

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Ageing population

New Zealandhas an ageing population.

NewZealandersare living longer,

healthier and more active lives. The

ageing of our populationisoften

portrayed in termsof increased costs;

includingcosts of health care,

residentialcare andNew Zealand


The positive contribution that is

made by olderpeople to our public,


community, deserves much wider

recognition andrespect.

Older people work, volunteer,

provide care and participatewidelyin

community andfamily life.


organisations depend on olderpeople

for their skills,knowledge and

experience; olderpeople provide care

andsupport to thousands of others who

benefit from their assistance. Withone

of thehighest ratesofover 65’s

workforce participation, older New

Zealanders are significant economic

contributors through taxation, spending

and saving.

Olderpeople form an important,

growing market forthe providers of

goodsand services.

Everyaspect of NewZealand life is

greatlyenrichedbythe active

involvement of thoseover 65.

ValuingAge drawsonexisting

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SuperGold Card amust have

for all New Zealand seniors

Loans practice investigated

The Government’swatchdog

of the retirement

village industry is investigating

the extent of loans

made to residents and

intending residents by village


Some operators may

offer financial assistance

to cover shortfalls in entry

payments to those wishing

to buy into avillage, or to

existing residents tocover

accrued weekly fees.

Troy Churton, the

National Manager of

Retirement Villages at

the Commission for Financial

Capability (CFFC),

is looking into the practice

for his annual Monitoring

Report for the Minister

who oversees the sector,

Kris Faafoi.

Mr Churton said

Retirement Village General

Regulations 2006

required operators to set

out the nature of any

financial assistance they

offer and the terms on

which residents may

receive it. However,operators

offering credit to

consumers become financial

service providers and

also need to meet obligations

under the Credit

Contracts and Consumer

Finance Act 2003.

‘‘CFFC is aware the

Commerce Commission

reminded retirement village

operators in 2016

that they must follow

lending requirements

when offering credit to

residents and that residents

get all the information

they need.’’

CFFC understands

some operators reiterate

the availability of loans at

residents’ meetings for

those experiencing financial


‘‘The issue is particularly

relevant in the current

environment of falling

interest rates and

potential pressures on

retirees’ income from savings,’’

Mr Churton said.

The areas being

monitored include:

­The types of financial

assistance offered, credit

terms, interest rates and

how loans are charged

and recouped.

­How operators advertise,

represent or inform

intending residents and

residents about the availability

of financial assistance.

­ The approximate

number of intending residents

and residents

receiving forms of financial

assistance, and for

loan situations ­the range

of loan sizes.

­The processes operators

follow in assessing,

offering and administeringfinancial


to intending residents or

residents, including compliance

with the Credit

Contracts and Consumer

Finance Act.

­ Dispute resolution

schemes operators

belong to for the purposesofcomplyingwith


Financial Service

Providers Act.

­How statutory supervisors

oversee the

lawfulness of operator

processes when providing

financial assistance;

and the protection of

residents’ financial interests.

Mr Churton said CFFC

also wantedtounderstand

operator compliance

costs, and how well residents

understood the

arrangements of the financial

assistance they

signed up for.

His report was

expected to be delivered

to Minister Faafoi in

June, 2020.

Photo: The retirement

village industry isinvestigating

the practice of

loans made to residents

and intending residents

by village operators.

The SuperGold Card givesdiscounts and concessions

to seniors and veterans, in recognition of their

contribution toNew Zealand society.

Cardholders can access free off­peak public

transport through the programme, and show their

card at participating businesses to get discounts on

their products or services.

There are currently more than 750,000 SuperGold

Card holders, more than 9,300 SuperGold Card

business partners and over 14,000 outlets around

New Zealand where cardholders can access savings.

In Mid Canterbury there are a multitude of

national and local businesses and suppliers on board,

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Short film captures

loneliness research

University of Auckland research into loneliness

and social isolation among older New Zealanders

has helped create an animated short film running

in the Show Me Shorts film festival.

Called ‘Elder Birdsong’ it is one of eight New

Zealand films selected for the festival and gives

voice to original researchled by Professor Merryn

Gott from the University’s School of Nursing,

carried out as part of aNational Science Challenge


The filmmakers, Associate Professors Shuchi

Kothari and Sarina Pearson in the University’s

Faculty of Arts, based the short film on research

interviews by Professor Gott’steam with culturally

diverse older people about their experience of

loneliness and social isolation.

They had the idea of representing peoplewith

birds: an older Korean couple are godwits, a

Paheka woman is an owl,and the tui is aMaori

kuia played by actor Rima Te Wiata.

Ms Te Wiata describesthe five minute film as

gentle storytelling.

‘‘There is amagical elementthat’s very

engaging. Gentle, animated, elderly creatures

confiding the difficulties they experience appeals

to the child in us all, and openshearts.’’

Professor Gott says they wanted to present the

poignancy, sadness and isolation thatcan come

with ageing withalittle humour. They also wanted

to highlight systemic problems.

‘‘A lot of the issues the people we interviewed

were experiencing werestructural, not personal:

issues of transportation, community space, living

distant from their families. Peopleofall ages need

agency in their lives,’’ she says.

Sings the owl: ‘‘It’s truly tough getting older,

nothing is like it used to be, my husband is dead,

my friends are all gone, my kidsall live overseas,

trust me Idon’t need your pity,Ilike my

independence, time keepsmarching on and on, so

Idon’t regret what Ilack, we’re not invisible, we’re

not senile, all we’d like is avisit once in awhile’’.

Professor Gottsays we all need to be more aware

of the high prevalence of loneliness and social

isolation amongolder people in New Zealand.

‘‘I believe the film will really help soften hearts,

rather than place an accusatory responsibility on


‘‘We hope it will encourage discussion about the

responsibility we all have to promote social

connection within our communities.’’

The film also demonstrates how research results

can be extended beyond academicaudiences, and

how faculties within the university can collaborate

to produce innovative research outcomes, she


Elder Birdsong will be released for use by

schools, healthcare professionalsand

organisations such as Age Concern ­apartnerin

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Valuing the economic

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There are some

implications but plenty

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businesses who adapt to

needs of the nations

growing older population.

­There is an increase

in demand for smaller,

more accessible homes

for older people

­Anincrease in home

support or aged residential

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­ More demand for

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to avoid skill shortages

­ Businesses using

multiple channels,

including online, to

reach older people

­New modes of agefriendly

planning, e.g. in

transport, housing and

urban development

­Need for new financial

products and ways

to manage wealth

Some examples of

how businesses have

responded to an ageing

population included

specialist services targeting

the needs of

those people.

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driving services, tourism

activities for older

groups, home and community

health services,

housing opportunities

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Extra $250,000 to help with Mbovis support

Mid Canterbury farmers


against Mycoplasma

Bovis (Mbovis),and in

someinstancesstill face

ongoingbattles to get

compensation claims


An extrafunding

boost of $250,000,set

aside to help farming



dealingwith Mbovis, will

helpbut is astop gap


Rural SupportTrusts

(RST) willadminister


Mbovis Programme

North South Island

regional managerLydia

Pomeroy said the

number of legacyclaims

(openfor longer than 60

days)inthe Ashburton

district was at 13, as of

this week.

Therewere four


of the disease still in the

Ashburton district.

‘‘Nine of these

(legacy)claims have just

reached the 60­day

status,’’ shesaid.

‘‘We are working hard

to assess theseclaims.’’

‘‘Nationally, just over

$100 million has been

paid out in

compensation, withthe

majority of claimstaking

an average of 23 working

days to complete.’’

‘‘A total of 30 farms

(in the district)have

been infected,and 26

are now free of the

disease­allowing them

to startgetting back to



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DamienO’Connor said

the fundingwillallow

RST’s to help farming


‘‘I know thatrural

families are worried

about someofthe


including theongoing

uncertainty createdby

the Mycoplasma bovis


‘‘Those concerns sit


worries aboutbankdebt

and howbesttomeet the


our waterwaysand meet

New Zealand’s climate

Lydia Pomeroy

change commitments.

‘‘To thatend, I’ve

spoken to theRural

Support Trusts and,

alongside our

Mycoplasma bovis


Beef +Lamb New

Zealand and DairyNZ,

we’veset asideanextra

$250,000 to help with

theirwork talkingto

farmersonthe ground.

‘‘The trustwill

developaplanfor using

themoney, in addition

to the other farmer


providedbythe Mbovis

programme, andthe

DairyNZ and Beef +

Lamb New Zealand


Assistance Teams



Trusts do afantastic job

andare wellplacedto

deliveradditional help.

They’re experiencedand

practicalpeople who can

coachfarmers through

difficult times.’’

Mr O’Connor saysthe

newfundingwas on top

of previous increases.


already boosted funding

forthe Rural Support

Trusts from $386,500 a

year to $626,000 for

theirdaily work. Outside

of that,the trust is


more than$1m in the

next year for Mbovis

related work.

Mr O’Connor has met

with all the major banks

andRST’s andasked

financial institutions to

make surethey were

working alongside

RST’sand others,to

help farmerswhere



of theongoinghigh



gettingrecord prices for

our food andfibre.

‘‘Inthe Budgetweset

aside $229 million to

spend on things like

boostingadvisory and

extension services.

‘‘A Farm Debt

Mediation schemewill

be asafety netfor


improvements to NAIT

willhelp prevent some

of thetracingissues

we’ve experienced with



the sector getsthe

skilled workers it needs.

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Ms Pomeroy said the

Ashburton Regional


by the local council ­


to both farmersand

those withinthe Mbovis


‘‘Theseare roundtable

meetings of

farmers, industry, and



all of us to stay up­todateand



Deer farmers reminded

of submissions deadline

• DairyNZ accredited

Effluent Pond Design


• Pond Constructionand

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• Hedgeand Stump


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• Wellsand Galleries

• Bulk Earthworks

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• SiteWorks

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With just one week to go,DeerIndustry NZ

(DINZ) and theNZDeerFarmersAssociation

are reminding farmers who are concerned about

aspects of theGovernment’s proposedfresh

water reforms to make asubmission.

The deadline for submissionsisOctober 31 at


DINZchiefexecutive InnesMoffat said it was

abusy time of the year for deer farmers, but

submissionswritteninasubmitter’s own words

can be influential.

‘‘You don’t have to comment on allaspects of

the proposals, just those that are of concern to

you.Remember that clean waterissomething we

all support. How that is to be achieved is the

issue. For farmers, the changes need to be

practical, cost­effective, resultin better water

quality and notpenalise those whoare doing the

right thing.’’

NZDFA chair John Somerville said the

proposals underminedregionalcouncil plans and

wereunduly prescriptive.

He said each farm, and eachregion, had

different water quality issues that needed to be

addressed regionally, notbyapplying blanket

rules across the country.

‘‘Areasofconcern include an undueemphasis

on resource consents and the fencing of

waterways. Deer fencing is expensive andon

many extensivefarms thereare targeted actions

farmers can takethatwill markedly improve

water quality at much less costthan fencing,’’ he


‘‘Iurgeall deer farmers to thoroughlyreadthe

proposal and submit on howthe proposedrules

would actually effect them. Explainhow

proactiveyou have been, whatyou have achieved

and what this has involved in terms of timeand


DINZ environmental stewardship manager

Lindsay Fung says the Beef +LambNew

Zealand (B+LNZ) website hadagood summary

of issues of concerns andatemplate for

submissions.Itcan be found at


DINZ shared B+LNZ’s concerns and

supportedthe position stated in thetemplate,he


There are three areas that DINZconsiders

deerfarming to be quite distinct from sheep and

beeffarming thatare useful to highlight:

­Wintergrazing management practices (deer

are typicallynot confined to anarrowfeeding

break so the risk of mud and pugging is less than

for heaviercattleordairy cow stock).

­Excludingstock from wetlandsinhilland high

country ‘fawning’blocks willbevery costlyand

impractical. These blocks arenot used for most

of the yearand when in usetheyare stocked at

low ratestoallow hinds to spreadout.

­The use of wintering barns fordeer

(particularly mixedagedstags) has averylow risk

to the environment. They are quite different

frombeef feedlotsorother stock holding areas

but could be captured under the currentwording

for duration of housing or requirements forbase


‘‘Ifyou don’t want to comment on all of the

questions in the discussiondocument or issues

described in thetemplate,westill encourage

shorter submissionsthat focus in on oneortwo

areas of concern. Examples could be winter

grazing management or stock exclusionfromhill

or high countrywetlands,’’MrFungsaid.

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Roads board building given heritage listing

PeterIreland has spent

alot of time in the tiny

Methven Roads Board


And he was

instrumental in

ensuring its protection.

The modest timber

Methven Roads Board

building, builtin1879,

one of the firstbuildings

in Methven,has been

put on the New Zealand

Heritage List as a



Mr Ireland, aformer

member of the Methven

Caledonian Pipe Band,

and past presidentof

the Ashburton branch

of the Historic Places

Trust, completed the

paperwork to have the

buildinglisted ­and he

had beguntothink it

wouldnot happen.

But it has, and he is


‘‘This is the final site,

and I’m very pleased to

have it official. I’d

almost began to think it

wouldn’t happen.’’

Mr Ireland, wife

Glenda, Angela Grieve,

president of the

Methven Historical

Society, Dan

McLaughlin, of the

Methven Community

Board, Marian Martin,


Places Mid Canterbury,

SoniaMcAlpine, of the

communityboard, and




the buildingtomark the


Mr Ireland said he

read years ago that the

building was to be

moved‘‘and Ididn’t like

the soundofit’’.

He saidhewrote to a

dailypaper to express

his concern and began

filling out the forms to

see if the building could

get heritage protection.



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Board building, now used as atoy library.

The buildingwas

moved ­safely and

without damage ­from

its originalsite, and Mr

Ireland was there to see


It wasshiftedin2000

to give the playcentre

play space.

Mr Irelandsaid the

full pipe band practised

in the buildingand said

the tiny entranceway

was referred to as the


It is listed as a

relativelyrare purposebuilt

stand­alone road

building building witha

long historyof

community use.

The buildingisat59

Main Street, Methven,

or State Highway 77.

It has historicaland

cultural significance, in

reflecting the story of

New Zealand’s

emphasis on building

roads sincecolonial

times,and for its varied

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music and recreation.

The building also has

aesthetic, architectural,

archaeological and

social value.

Mount Hutt Road

Board was set up in

1879and tenders were

called for an office,

cottageand stables in


The contractor was a

Mr Coutts, who

completed the officein

time for the boardto

hold its first meetingat

theend of 1879.

It is asingle­storey

woodenbuilding with a

gabledcorrugated iron


It comprisesamain

hall, just over 10m long

and 5m wide, witha

lean­to lobby on its

north side.

Inside there is dado

panelling over lath and

plaster,and on the

south wall is atimber

fire surround with

MHRB markings.

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board was formed,

muchofthe roading

network was

established, so abig

partofthe work was

maintenance and

gathering rates.

It also servedasa


assessment court and

generalmeeting venue.

The Caledonian band

practisedthere and a

local rockgroup,My

Dad’s Tractor, alsoused


Red Cross Parcels for

soldiersinWorld War

Two were prepared

there, and the Methven

CitizenCommittee met


It also acted as the

Domain Board from


After the road board

was disestablished in

1939, the building

continued to be usedby

the community,



Road boards were


some of the first

examples of local bodies

in New Zealand, butnot

all boards had their own


Of those built,few


As at May,2019, the

only known purposebuiltroad



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He would find himself repairing

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to keep them roadworthy.With post-war

fuel rationing discouraging people from

driving, Len’s customer service never

waned. He could often be seen cycling

around town to collect tyres in need of


Not interested in sales alone, he would

offer friendly advice, good honest

product and on-site after-sales service.

The business today is based on these


Later, with his sons Alan and Ian at the

helm, the enterprise flourished and has

expanded to include 9 Tyre General

branches, Methven Tyre & Hire and

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The former

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Riach takes Kanuka role

By Toni Williams

Jane Riach has taken

over the helm on the

board of Kanuka Mid

Canterbury Regeneration

Trust helping to

balance biodiversity,

predator control and

planting for purpose in

the district.

Mrs Riach, who was

approached to take on

the chairwoman role, is

equipped with organisational

skills to help keep

trust members on track

and moving in the right


She says the trust team

was full of people already

passionate about the

work they were doing and

had an abundance of

energy and enthusiasm.

She, and husband

Hamish, who is chief

executive officer at Ashburton

District Council,

have been in town for just

over a year, and Mrs

Riach is already an active

member in the Ashburton


She volunteers with the

Friends of Ashburton

Hospital and SEEDS

(Sharing Everyday

Experiences and Drawing

on Skills).

The role at the trust

will provide an additional

challenge which she can

sink her teeth into.

Trust community connector

Angela Cushnie

said Mrs Riach ‘‘brings a

positive, energetic and

holistic approach to our

board and we are

delighted to have her on


The trust, formed three

years ago, has in the past

few months seen all the

groundwork of its early

years come to fruition as

more people have

become aware of its value

to the community.

Mrs Cushnie said more

people with ideas had

been making contact

searching for ways to get

their ideas off the


The trust, which had a

base of around 30 people

actively involved with different

experience and

backgrounds, were

always on the look out for

groups and project

opportunities to help get

up and running.

They worked on the

basis that ‘‘everything is

connected’’ and assessed

each project on its merit

and benefit working

within strategic goals

from education to action.

Mrs Cushnie said it was

about using the knowledge

and contacts of the

people within the trust to

help people in any area of

the community initiate

projects, and groups,

which will benefit Mid

Canterbury environments

and ultimately the communities

of people who

live in them.

Key areas for projects

included balancing biodiversity,

predator control,

planting for purpose and

exploring our footprint

with education with youth

in schools and encouraging

sustainable thinking.

‘‘It’s about empowering

other to get their

projects up and running,

giving them the tools,’’

she said.

The trust started with

seed funding from Mid

Canterbury’s Murney

Trust and recent projects

have included the Champions

of Change pilot

programme at Ashburton

College, work with Hinds

School Mudfish Minions,

helping the Hinds Lions

Hinds Plains Biodiversity

Group (focusing on the

Hinds catchment) and

Riparian Planting on the

Northern Drain.

Photo (supplied):

Murney Trust representatives

Tara Newton

and Jayne McLaren with

new Kanuka Mid Canterbury

Regeneration Trust

board chairwoman Jane


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

St John staff

on hand to

pass on skills

Staff from St John

Ashburton were at

Countdown South

supermarket last week

giving members of the

community achance to

do CPR on atraining

dummy and learn how to

use an automated

external defibrillator

(AUD), which are in

businesses and venues

around Ashburton

township, including

Countdown South.

It was part of Restart

AHeart Day, an

Australasian­wide event

to promote knowledge

and good technique of

the life saving action.

St John Ashburton

station manager

Heather Keele, who,

along with aFire and

Emergency New

Zealand duo, was briefly

on site to support the

two­man crew, said afew

people had been keen to

test their skills on the

training dummy’s

including some young

children who got stickers

and pens for their


Mayor Neil Brown

was also on site.

Mr Brown amember

of the Pendarves Fire

and Emergency New

Zealand volunteer, had

done the CPR and AED

training, but had never

needed to use it.

However, he was

grateful for the chance

to refresh his skills.

Photo: Mayor Neil

Brown fine tunes his

CPR technique with St

John Ashburton Cody

Murdoch during the

Restart aHeart

promotion at

Countdown South


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Water submission countdown is on

By Toni Williams

The countdown is on.

The Government is proposing

changes to improve water quality

nationwide and to protect productive

land but deadlines on public submissions

close next week (October 31).

The Government’s Essential Freshwater

proposal includes some plans

which will affect not just the rural

community, but also those living in

town and cities.

The primary industries meeting in

Ashburton last month, which saw

around 350 farmers, rural industry

members attended, was achance for

staff from Ministry for the Environment

and Ministry ofPrimary Industries

to front up, talk about the issues

and hear questions and concernsfrom

concerned members of the public,

many from the farming community.

That information was recorded as

feedback to form part of the ministry’s

consultation consideration.

Submissions on the proposal close

on October 31 at 5pm; which is an

extension from the earlier date of

October 17 after push back from the

rural industry concerned about the

short turn around and the volume of

information to consider.

At the meeting Ministry for the

Environment deputy secretary

Amanda Moran said getting the right

balance between the environment

and the economy was important,

signalled by the large turn­out to the


She acknowledged the work and

innovation already done in the rural

sector but said there was more

neededinsome areas,and otherswho

needed support to do better.

‘‘Getting these things right now is

crucial. The decisions we make today

impactongenerationstocome just as

the decisions that have been already

made by others before us are having

an impact on us now,’’ she said.

‘‘We want to make sure that the

work we are doing is made onrobust

science and ahealthy understanding

of what the impacts are in the


She said the Environment Aotearoa

report,released in April this year,

outlined environmental challenges

nationwide and believed it was

unlikely anyone disagreed with the

need look after the environment, but

the ‘‘questions were how, and how


She said discussions were also

being had on Hazardous substances,

urban development and work in the

‘waste space’ was also under review.

Water has been put at the centreof

decision­making by the Government

goal to see amaterialimprovement in

water quality infive years and healthier

waterways in ageneration.

MFE director of water Martin

Workman said ‘‘water is important

our wellbeing as people, for our

economy and our environment.’’

‘‘We needtobeputting water at the

front of all our decisions that we’re

making around how we are managing

our land and our water resources.’’

There were anumber of proposals

including changes tonational policy

statement, national environmental

statement, proposals targeted on

urban water issues such as wastewater

management, storm water and protection

of drinking water sources.

This is was looking at urban water

issues aswell as rural issues.

‘‘We’ve heard loud and clear that

it’s not justabout rural,and community,

and blaming farmers. This is not

about giving farmers a kick in the


‘‘It’s looking for all New Zealanders

to be doing their bit to

achievewater quality that we aspire to

as acountry.

Nationwide, Mr Workman said

there were anumber ofwaste water

schemes which were not adequate

such as in Auckland,and would likely

cost millions, or billions, of dollars to


‘‘Urban’s got its problems, urban

water ways are the most polluted in

this country and we need tobefixing

them up.’’

He said 16 freshwater scientists,

and afreshwater leaders group,stated

ideal waterways would include less

sediment, reducing ecoli and harmful

pathogens and lower levels of nitrogen

in waterways to abottom line of

one milligram ofdissolving inorganic

nitrogen, to ensure fish, insects and

bugs in waterways remain healthy to

survive and reproduce.

It was aboutgetting aplan in place,

with objectives which were expected

to take decades to achieve.

‘‘The nitrogen bottom line, are

expected to take decades to achieve.

It isn’t something that is going to be

achievement overnight or by 2025, in

many places its going to take alot


In some places there is going tobe

a big change and it could include

technology over decades to come up

with solutions, he said.

For farmers and growers in the

short term, it meant farm plans were

needed by 2025 to understand and

mange environmental risks, limits on

intensification of land use (such as

converting to dairy), excluding stock

from waterways above ametre wide,

and plans to exclude stock from

smaller waterways.

But there are also proposals that

apply to specific locations and activities,

such as; restrictions on draining

wetlands and infilling streams, meeting

aminimum standard for winter

grazing, getting aresourceconsent for

feedlots, stock holding areas, reporting

of large water use (like irrigation)

using telemetry and in high nitrate/

nitrogen catchments, with noexisting

rules, reducing excessive levels.

MPI director of land, water and

climate, Charlotte Denny, said there

was aneed to protectproductive land


‘‘Around 14 percent of New

Zealand’s farm land is categorised as

highly productive, which means it

contains the best soil for growing a

range of fruits, vegetables or fibre or

pasture for livestock,’’ she said.

Councils across the country had a

variety ofways to protect these lands

but there was no clarity ofhow to

protect them within the Resource

Management Act framework.

There was ‘‘a duty to cherish and

protect itfor future generations’’ not

only for its significant economic

benefits including employment for

their surrounding communities, but

for its value to New Zealand’s

primary sector, she said.

Nationwide between 1990 and

2008, 29 percent of new urban areas

had infringed on land considered

highly productive for primary production.

And in 2011 already 10percent of

highly productive land had been

fragmented for set up for rural

lifestyle developments.

Compensation is unlikely to help

farmers with changes needed for the

proposals, but there will be support


It will come in the form of the

Governments $229m to support farmers

to make the changes in sustainable

land use needed.

Photo: Farmers atthe Ashburton




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Borough children hit sports field


at the


Pupils at Ashburton

Borough School took to

the track and field of the

Ashburton Domain Oval

last week, kicking off the

annual Mid Canterbury

primary schools athletics

events aroundthe


Photos, clockwise

from left, Ashburton

Borough School pupil

Quynn Geddes, 8, gives

her all during the Year 3

long jump event;

Ashburton Borough

School Year7pupil

Charlotte Lennon, 12,

pushes herself past the

jump height of 105cm to

qualify for high jump in

the Ashburton County

Athletic Sports in the

coming weeks;

Ashburton Borough

School Year4girls put

their all into the 80m

long sprint; Year 4boys

race for the line in the

80m long sprint.

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Labour MP Jo Luxton comments

Time to recognise older

people in our society

October 1marked avery

special day; International

Day of Older Persons. A

time to recognise the

importanceofolder people

in our society, and the

valuable contribution that

you make every day. It is a

chance for everyone to

celebrate the amazing

older people in our lives

and to say thank you.

Throughout Mid Canterbury,

and all over New

Zealand, there are many

older people doing incredible

things. Like the 2018

New Zealander of the

Year,Kirstine Bartlett who

changed the lives of thousands

of New Zealand

women and lower­paid

workers by successfully

securing equal pay legislation

for caregivers in the

aged­care sector. And Dr

Bill Glass, ‘‘godfather’’ of

occupational health whose

60 years of experience and

work has resulted in better

healthcare for countless

workers, the 2019 Senior

New Zealander of the


Older people make a

hugely positive contribution

to our economy. In

the future we will need to

increasingly rely on that

contribution if New Zealand


Currently there are

around 725,000 people

agedover 65. By 2028 there

will be 1 million people,

nearly a quarter of the


Our ageingpopulation is

one of our greatest achievements.

Agrowing number

of older people are healthier,

more educated, more

skilled and are living

longer. These are all things

to celebrate.

In order to keep our

people healthier, and care

for them better when they

are unwell, we need a

modern, efficient health


Budget 2019 made significant

investments infixing

up more ofour ailing

hospitals, and empowering

our DHBs to deliver more

affordable healthcare in

our communities, with better

health outcomes for all.

We are also committed

to better cancer care. We

all deserve world­class support

from prevention and

early diagnosis to treatment

and palliative care.

That’s why we recently

announced the Cancer

Action Plan ­soeveryone

battling cancer in NZ can

get the best possibly care,

no matter where they live.

It shouldn’t matter if you

live here in Ashburton,

Auckland or Invercargill,

we all deserve the absolute

bestcare in order to giveus

the best chance ofsurvival.

Seniors are not immune

to suffering from mental

health issues. Weall know

someone with a mental

health story, and our

record $1.9b investment

will have big benefits for


Iamsopleased Three

Rivers Health Ashburton

will receive funding as they

continue to provide crucial

mental health and addiction

support. They work

incredibly hard inour neck

of the woods.

NZ house prices up to record high

Median house prices

across New Zealand

increased by 6.6% in

September to arecord

high of $597,000, up

from $560,000 in

September 2018.

Median price

increases excluding

Club news

Mid Canterbury Ladies

Friendship Club

President Avis Kingsland

welcomed members to the

October meeting of the

Mid Canterbury Ladies

Friendship Club. The

National Anthem was sung,

birthdays and anniversaries

were celebrated. New

member Judith Grigg was

welcomed and inducted by

the President and advised

that the Club was for

Friendship, Fellowship and

Fun. Almoner Ann McKay

told member of the forthcoming

Christmas bus trip

to Sheffield in December.

Also Senior members

(89+) are to meet for

afternoon tea on 29

November. Alunch is planned

for 30 October, it is

hoped that these will be

held on months which have

five Wednesdays. Cleaning

products for Ronald

Auckland increased

by 6.8% tonew record

high of $500,000,up

from $468,000in

September last year.


District’s median

price in September

was $336,500, down

McDonald House were collected

at this meeting. The

mini speaker was Karen

McIntyre who spoke of one

of her hobbies, which is

icing cakes. She started in

1956 by icing the golden

anniversary cake for her

grandparents. Photosof her

many creationswere shown,

one wedding cake took 35

hours to complete. Her

second love is dressmaking,

making many bridal gowns,

330 pearls were sown on

one gown.

After morning tea Derek

and Emma from Kiwibank

told of four common scams

which members should be

aware of. These included

phishing, computer­hacking

scams, computer “service”

calls and emergency scams.

They are usually trying to

steal money, so members

were advised to keep their

wits about them. Members

from $345,000 the

previous month and

slightly up on the

price ayear ago

($333,000). Some48

houses sold herein


Timaru District’s

median price in

were also told that from 28

February 2020 Kiwibank

would not be issuing or

dealing with cheques. Other

options were suggested. If

in doubt about this to call in

and talk to the bank staff.

Ashburton Dahlia Circle

Another month has

flown by and the dahlia

circle are now preparing for

their Annual Tuber and

Plant Stall at the Farmers

Market on West St this

Saturday, 26 October.

Members have been busy

lifting and dividing their

dahlia tubers for the sales

table. Iknow there isgoing

to be agreat collection to

choose from with most

having pictures available to

get ideas of what to plant.

Labour Weekend is the

perfect time for planting

and members will be on

hand to answer question

and offer advice. Other

September was

$346,500, while the

Canterbury median was


In Canterbury, the

days to sell of 40 days is

higher than the 10­year

average for September

which is 34 days.

plants will be also for sale.

The last meeting held on

the 15 October was well

attended and discussion

took place re the Rose

show in November inconjunction

with our group

Christmas meal. My how

the yearhas flown when we

are talking Christmas


The highlight of the night

was the fun in choosing a

dahlia to take home and

add to the members collection.

In fact two dahlias

each, something for everyone.

We look forward to

meeting members of the

public at the Tuber Stall, on


Love to have new members,

so just talk to Alison

Donald (our Secretary)

who will be on site. She is a

breath of fresh air and can

help make your choices.

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Drysdale named

games chieftain

Peri Drysdale MBE is

chieftain for the ninth

annual Hororata Highland


“Having grown up on a

farm inWindwhistle (20

minutes from Hororata)

Perihas deepconnections

to our community, andwe

are honouredthat she will

be our 2019 chieftain,”

said Hororata Community

Trust chair, Richard


An entrepreneur and

business owner, Peri

founded fashion company

Untouched World which

produces ecologically

sustainable clothing, and

founded the Untouched

World Foundation which

runs groundbreaking

Leadership for Sustainable

Future programmes.

Both the Untouched

World Company and

foundation are recognised

by theUNasglobal

exemplars in the sustainability


“Scotland is close to my

heart as my husband,

Alex, was born in Balmahar

near Loch Lomond

before emigrating to New

Zealand with hisfamilyas

achild, and now our son

Tim lives inEdinburgh,”

said Peri. “I havewatched

the Hororata Highland

Games grow over the last

nine years with interest.

The Highland Spin competition

intrigues me, the

concept of taking wool

from araw product and

turning into agarment in

just 6.5 hours sounds like

a challenge. I am also

looking forward to judging

the best dressed lad

and lassie competition

where Iamsure we will

see some creative use of


The best dressed lad

and lassies competition is

a new event for 2019

which will celebrate tartan

and showcase

innovative design. Held

on the main stage straight

after the welcoming ceremony,

this will beafun

fashion show for participants

and spectators.

Anyone can enter on the

day, with different age


“Tartanisthe themeof

this year’s event, wewant

to enhance and celebrate

our Scottishness,” said

Richard. “We have our

own Hororata Tartan

whichwas designed in Scotland

and gifted to the trust

in 2012.Itisregistered with

the Scottish Tartan authority,

and its vibrant colours

represent our community.”

The Hororata Tartan fabric

is 100% wool and is

woven in Scotland. People

can purchase a range of

hats and cushions made

from the tartan.

“With the Hororata

Highland Games being

New Zealand’s biggest

Scottish festival, we

encourage visitors to join in

the fun and dress intheir

Scottish regalia, whether it

be traditional or contemporary

or maybe even a

little Braveheart,” said


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The Mid Canterbury 13th

grade football team has

finished the season on a

high with a win at a

tournament in Queenstown

during the school


Up against teams from

bigger centres, the Mid

Canterbury lads did the

district proud to win the

bowl cup, coming back

from a2­0 first half deficit

to beat Central Otago 3­2

in the final.

Kingsley Olawale took

home the team’s Most

Valuable Player award and

the team was managed by

Richard and Alison Ward.

The win caps off a great

season for the team, which

also won its division over the

regular season.

Photo: The 13th grade

football team with coach

Richard Ward.

Busy month for chopper

Canterbury’s Westpac

Rescue Helicopter service

responded to 40

emergency medical service

callouts during September,

including four to

the Mt Hutt Skifield and

four hospital transfers

from Ashburton to


There were 12 callouts

for leisure activity related

accidents, including eight

ski field missions, two

rugby accidents, a

motocross accident and a

mountain biking accident

at Christchurch Adventure


The rescue helicopter

crew was tasked on a

Rescue co­ordination

Centre NZ beacon search

in the Woolshed Hut area

on September 17, when a

patient with a serious

lower leg fracture was

flown to Christchurch


Two separate motor

vehicle accidents resulted

in three patients requiring

rapid intervention by

the rescue chopper crew.

Other accident callouts

during the month

included responding to a

patient with burnstotheir

arms and legs following a

machinery explosion, a

mower accident in South

Canterbury, an overdose,

and a fall in the home

resulting in asevere spinal



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Celebrate the Pipe Bands Centenary 1919 to

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Child up to 16 years $19.99* /Family of x2

Adults and x2 Children $99.00*

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Duetogrowth, we have twopositions available

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BUILDING and property

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Phone Kiwi Building &

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CARPET cleaning -Powerful

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Phone John Cameron

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CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

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CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning

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Phone 03 307 1936 or 020

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contact Kelvin, KJB

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152 1966.


Rumping repairs existing

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220 9997.

ENGRAVERS - Local Ashburton

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FLY control and spider

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03 308 8147 or 027 432


FURNITURE removals -For

all your household removal

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224 0609.

GUTTER and downpipe

cleaning and repairs. Chimney

sweeping. Fly treatment.

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or 027 209 5026, ask for

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Stockists of Aero Quip

hoses &fittings, Commercial

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LEGAL work -Phone Peter

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

house sales, purchases

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home evenings for wills,

enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

PAINTER for all your painting

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inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PAINTING wallpapering,

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Professional, prompt, competitive

service. Phone

Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton

on 021 878 794 or

307 7289.

PLUMBER: Repair or

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mixers, hot water cylinders,

basins, tubs, toilets, vanity

units, leaking pipes. Call

Pete Young, experienced

plumber 027 280 0889 /

307 7582.

PLUMBING, drainlaying,

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Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing

on 027 555 5575 or 308

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ROOF Painting - Spring

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SEWING alterations - anything

considered, reasonable

rates. Smoke and pet

free home. Retired wedding

seamstress. Phone Judith

308 3084, Allenton.


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Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not aproblem. Member

Master Painters &

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Spraymaster 0274337780

SUN Control Window Tinting:

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control for homes -offices -

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

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TILING - For all your tiling

requirements including kitchen

splash backs, flooring

etc. (full water proofing),

call Kevin on 027 496 8314.


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,



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.


TV Reception Specialists for

all your digital freeview

installations and repairs,

TV wall mounting, Smart

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installation. Call John at

Ashburton TV &Audio Ltd

03 308 7332 or 027 277


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For Wheels, Tracks &Rollers,Dangerous Goods,

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245 2563

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BUSINESS: •Adoption of Annual Report

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•Election of Officers •General Business

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WHITE Herons, December

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accomodation. Two great

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painting of cars, trucks,

buses, horse floats &

motorhomes, caravans,

trailers, farm machinery, jet

boats. Light engineering

and aluminium welding.

Bus &Truck Bodyworks, 17

Range Street, Ashburton.

Phone 307 0378.

2005 Home made wooden trailer in

tidy condition, 8ftx4ft

Previously used formarkets.

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Heavydutycover over the canopy

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zip opening

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Newwheel bearings 18 months ago.

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Phone 03 3081228


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


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Forall othermedical assistanceoutside of normal

hours pleasephoneyour generalpracticeteam, 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.


Saturday26th October is Sealy Street Medical Practice,

Sealy Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.Tomake an

appointmentplease phone 308 1212.

Sunday27th October is MooreStreetMedical Centre,


Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 3066.

Monday28th October is ThreeRivers Health,

7-11 Allens Road.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.Tomake 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.


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


Countdown Complex, EastStreet, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755








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Damaged, Mechanical, Deregistered,


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


Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813






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TimaruScottish Society

Pipe Band

Forany interest,please contact:

Pauline on

03 614 7458 or 0276 000 826

or Terry

on 03 684 3104




*Lilybulbs *Potted Tulips *Muscari

*Perennials *Trees *Shrubs



Davidand WendyMillichamp

50 HoodsRoad, Mt Somers Village


TheCancer Societyoffering

supportfor people

with acancer diagnosis

and their families


TheMackenzie Centre,

122 Kermode Street,Ashburton

ContactAnnie on 03 307 7691

HakaterePresbyterian Parish

Gospel Service

Sunday3rd November,7pm

Senior Centre,206 Cameron Street

Gospel style music and guest speaker

All welcome

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BERTIE Holmes Art Exhibition,

Methven Heritage

Events Centre, on now!

Weekdays 9am - 5pm,

weekends 10.30am -

2.30pm. Exhibition closes

8th November.

DEALING with alife limiting

illness? Need help? Contact

Hospice Mid Canterbury

to see how we can

support you. Phone 307

8387 or 027 227 8387.

DINING - Got a special

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the Hotel Ashburton take

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IMMIGRATION consultation,

visa applications. Phone

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