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Christmas cheer for hospice

as fundraiser nets $20,000

By Linda Clarke

Hospice Mid Canterbury is

celebrating at least $20,000 in

Christmas cheer after asuccessful

fundraiser that featured seven

Mid Canterbury homes decorated

beautifully for the festive season.

Some 250 tickets were sold for

their Christmas Experience with

many more people on awaiting list

should ticket­holders not be able

to make it on the day.

One of the homes featured was

the Murney family’s Park Street

home, which was decorated with

10 trees, including amassive 15ft

tree in the foyer of the twostoreyed

home. Christmas is a

special family occasion there, with

ahuge range of decorations,

ornaments and trinkets on show

for the holidays.

Bernard Egan was on Santa duty

at the home and said he heard

hundreds of Christmas wishes and

dished out just as many hugs.

The seven homes were open to

ticket­holders on Sunday and the

Ashburton Arcade was also open

for an elite shopping experience at

the end of the day.

One of the organisers, Barbara

Redmond, said the event had been

ahuge success, with at least

$20,000 raised for Hospice Mid

Canterbury. The organisation also

fundraised $44,000 earlier this

year from adinner speakers’

evening featuring home­grown

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Christmas BBQ

Hospice Mid Canterbury supporters, from left, Christine Todd, Barbara Redmond, Bernard Egan, raffle

winner Margaret Ingold, and Pam McCormick.

personalities lawyer James

Rapley, mountain climber

Michael Read and communicator

Anna Thomas.

Mrs Redmondsaid the

organisation was grateful to the

homeowners who allowed their

passion for Christmas to be viewed

by so many people.

Hospice Mid Canterbury

provides services to support

people dealing with alife­limiting

illness.

Mr Egan, who was called on

again to announce the winners of

raffles sold on the day, said it was

agreat day with lots of happy

people, and all for agood cause.

Ticket­holders talked about

their favourite homes but said all

were beautifully decorated.

Deluge

pushes

up flow

This is the Rangitata River at

Arundel at 650 cumecs.

Yesterday, the flow peaked at

1069 cumecs.

Flows in alpine rivers such as

the Rangitata and the Rakaia

have been pushed up by heavy

back­country rain.

The regional council,

Environment Canterbury, issued

aflood warning for the Rangitata.

Heavy back­country rain was

forecast to continue until 9pm

on Wednesday.

Land owners were asked to

move stock from lower ground in

case the river broke out of its

banks.

The flow in the Rakaia peaked

at 2416 cumecs ­high for that

river ­but had fallen yesterday to

just over 1200 cumecs.

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Firewood service gets the chop

For more than 40 years

Ashburton's St Vincent

de Paul group has been

helping needy people

keep warm during the

winter by supplying free

firewood, but that is

about to stop.

The need for this type

of help was first seen in

the early 1970s.

Initially coal was supplied

but later it switched

to wood only, some

bought and a lot donated,

sometimes in the

form ofcomplete trees.

About one cubic metre

would be delivered plus

some offcuts and dry

cones.

Firewood convener

Kevin O'Brien said a

number of factors had

come together to cause

the group to stop this

work.

New environmental

rules had to some extent

lessened demand as had

rules requiring many

properties to have heat

pumps installed. despite

this, between 50 and 100

families were still being

helped each year.

Health and safety

regulations meant it was

becoming more difficult

than inthe past to hold

the working bees that

Kevin O’Brien with some of the firewood

had seen volunteers cutting

up and splitting donated

logs.

In addition, the property

where the firewood

operation had been

based was no longer

available. Members of

Choral treat for crowd

The Mid Canterbury

Choir, pictured, presented

a short, free

concert to a younger

crowd on Monday,

performing to more

than 300 primary

school children at a

concert at St Stephen’s

Church.

The concert featured

a number of

Christmas songs

including Jingle Bells,

Baby Born in Bethlehem

and Rise Up,

Shepherd and Follow.

Locally raised professional

performer

Tainui Kuru also sang

with the choir on the

song Oh Holy Night.

The concert treat

was the idea of achoir

member who takes

music at Netherby

School, who suggested

the experience would

be great for her

students.

Other schools attending

the afternoon performance

were Fairton,

Borough and Ashburton

Christian.

Mid Canterbury

Choir Christmas concerts

are on tomorrowat

St Stephen’s Church

Ashburton (noon and

5pm)and at St Andrew’s

Church, Geraldine

(4pm) on December 8.

Guest Tainui Kuru will

perform with the choir.

the Vinnies youth groups

had often helped bag offcuts

but that had also

become difficult to continue

with.

A major reason for

stopping this aspect of

the society's work in Ashburton

was that the volunteers

involved were all

getting older, Mr O'Brien

said.

While the group had a

healthy membership and

was heavily involved with

providing other types of

assistance to people who

needed it, not all the

members were in aposition

to do the heavy work

involved with the firewood

operation.

He said that in some

ways he was quite happy

with the decision to stop

supplying firewood, but

in other ways was quite

disappointed this type of

help could no longer

continue in Ashburton.

It was a delivery of

firewood to apoor man

in Paris in 1833 that

started the St Vincent de

Paul Society.

He thanked the many

volunteers who had been

involved over the years

and all the businesses

that had helpedthe operation.

Cash ‘positive’

Mid Canterbury Principals’

Association

spokesman Tim Kuipers

said news of the

government’s intention

to offer aone­off cash

injection of $396 million

into school property

budgets nationwide

was ‘‘a very

positive announcement’’.

The cash injection,

split between just over

2000 state schools that

opened before 2015,

will be worth about

$700 per student, with

each school receiving a

maximum of$400,000.

No school will receive

less than $50,000, and

schools with less than 10

students will still receive

$50,000.

All schools had projects

waiting to happen,

said Mr Kuipers, principal

of Ashburton Christian

School, the district’s

only integrated school.

His school and

another 330 other integrated

schools around

the country will not

share in the funding.

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Hekeao Hinds Water

Enhancement Trust. This

trust and the Managed

Aquifer Recharge trials

they are conducting, are

critical for the environment,

economyand the people of

the Ashburton district. Fingers

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Linda Clarke appointed

editor of The Courier

Linda Clarkehas been

appointed editor of The

Ashburton Courier,Mid

Canterbury’s best­read

paper.

She replaces John

Keast, wholeaves the

paper this weekafter 11

years in theroleand 47

years in newspapers.

Ms Clarkeisa

respected senior

journalistwho workedat

the Ashburton Guardian

in avarietyofrolesfor

morethan 25 years, in

severalstints.

She hasanextensive

All Chiro

knowledgeof

Ashburton, wasbrought

up at Hinds,and

attended Ashburton

College.

The Courier is owned

by Allied Press,

publisheroftheOtago

Daily Times.

Walk to raise health awareness

By Toni Williams

Be active, give some of

your time and connect

with others.

They are three of the

five steps in the Mental

Health Foundation’s five

ways of wellbeing, which

has influenced Ashburton

mother Amanda Walker

intoorganising awellbeing

awareness walk this

Sunday.

The walk, onthe Woolshed

Creek walkway, just

10 minutes from Mt

Somers, costs $10 per person.

It will raise money to

helpwith Waves facilitator

training for Safer Mid

Canterbury’s Lives Worth

Living programme and

connect people who have

beendirectly, or indirectly,

bereaved by suicide.

The Waves programme

in Ashburton, set to start

in February, is an eightweek

programme to support

adults (aged 18plus)

bereaved by suicide.

Festive win on the cards for Alice

An annual festive card

design competition run

through Ashburton Art

Gallery received more

than 150 entries, and a

winner has been found.

Run over the October

school holidays, the competition

tasked children

aged five to 13 with coming

up with an original

design based on the

theme of From Mountains

to the Sea.

The winner, chosen by

Ashburton mayor Neil

Brown, was nine­year­old

Alice Johnson.

The Ashburton

Borough School student’s

work, called Out on the

Ashburton’s Amanda Walker is hoping to raise

money, and awareness, with aWoolshed Creek

wellbeing awareness walk this Sunday.

It has been successfully

run in Christchurch and

Timaru.

Funding has been

secured by SaferMid Canterbury

but Mrs Walker

was keen to see its continuity.

She said there was alot

of difficulty for families in

the district to get support

in times of need, especially

around mental health or

Farm, depicts the arable

plains of Mid Canterbury

with the Southern Alps in

the background and

braided rivers in the foreground.

Mayor Brown said the

design was ‘‘a great illustration

of our local landscape’’.

The winning artwork is

now this year’s official

Christmas card of Ashburton

District Council,

while an artwork selected

by the public will be the

gallery’s official Christmas

card.

Photo: Designer Alice

Johnson with Ashburton

mayor Neil Brown.

mental wellness services.

The event is an uphill

walk to represent the

uphill battle people affected

bysuicide face trying

to heal. It does require a

basic level of fitness.

Mrs Walker, amember

of the Mayfield Ladies’

Walking Group, said the

walkway held personal

memories connected to

the area.

‘‘Your own wellbeing is

not always easy,’’ she said.

But the walk, which

once completed gave an

uplifting sense ofachievement

worthy of apat on

the back, was a way to

make sure people in the

community were aware of

the devastating effect of

suicide to those living and

the importance to talk to

each other.

She encouraged people

to ‘‘start listening and

noticing’’ what’s going on

with other people.

The plan is to meet at

the Woolshed Creek car

park, on Jig Road, off

Ashburton Gorge Road,

this Sunday(December8),

at 8:45am; the walk starts

at 9am.

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The detective isnoother than Daniel Craig. An

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The rest of the cast of usually serious actors get

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The end of along, winding road

So this, then, isthe last.

I’ve written hundreds

of these columns for The

Courier; tens of thousands

ofstories for newspapers.

Now it’s time to go.

Iwalked into thisbuilding

in Burnett Street 47

years ago.

I didn’t think I’d sign

off from it.

In those days, newspapers

were turning

advertisers away.

That isnot always the

case today.

Over nearly five

decades Ihave seen the

best and worst of newspapers

and those who

make them tick.

There have been brilliant

writers and some

Courier comment

whose copy had to be

untangled; the stories of

some were written by others.

Much has changed, not

least the way newspapers

are made.

Had it not changed,

newspapers would not

exist: they were labourintensive.

Think reporter, subeditor,

copyholder,

reader, setter, compositor,

printer.

Now most of it is done

on ascreen.

I have been a senior

man and ajunior.

I’ve covered death, fire

and disease, rascals and

wastrels, seen far too

many accident victims

and, Iamashamed to say,

knocked on the doors of

the bereaved.

That was done only

under instruction, and I

protested.

Some say newspapers

are failing.

That’s not true.

Some are struggling.

Not this one.

This paper, like most

community papers, knows

its audience.

It seeks tolet youknow

what ishappening in your

neck of the woods asonly

alocal paper can.

Long may it prosper.

Thank you for letting

me into your world and

allowing me toshare it.

It has been aprivilege,

and I’ll finish with astory

that, to date,has notbeen

shared.

It involved ahigh peak,

a helicopter and human

waste.

The helicopter was

used to take material up

the mountain and,

because it was already

there, to take waste down

to disposal.

The bucket was

removed from the mountainsidetoilet

as thechopper,

strop down, hovered.

The bucket was

Fire museum gears up for abusy month

By Linda Clarke

The Ashburton Fire

Museum isgearing up for

abusy month.

Retired firefighters

manned the decks for an

influx of children from

RakaiaSchoolonMonday

as the youngsters

converged at the Plains

Museum for aschool day

out.

Principal Mark Ellis

saidthe 200 students swam

at the EA Networks pool,

visited the fire museum,

went for aride on the rail

car and played other

activities atthe Plains.

Fire museum chairman

Dave Eddingtonand other

retired firefighters, known

as the greywatch, were on

hand to answer questions

about the brigade’s early

days and about how the

old fire trucks worked.

The Ashburton brigade

started in 1874 and the

first firefighters used iron

buckets, hand tools and

ladders. Within two years,

their numbers had grown

to 26 and theyhad ordered

their first horse­drawn fire

engine from London.

Many of thebrigade’spast

engines have been

restored and are onshow

in themuseum,along with

uniforms and abig display

of miniature engines.

One of the longestserving

firefighters was

Walter Dolan, who was

part of the brigade in the

Mountain­bikers remember Paul Skinner

The mountain bike

community came

together recently to

celebrate the life of

local man Paul Skinner,

who died unexpectedly

in September.

Around 80 riders

hopped on bikes for the

Skids for Skinny

memorial bike ride

which followed a loop

along the river trail

from near Mania­

O­Roto Scout Park to

the skills park and back.

At the skills park, a

memorial bench to Mr

Skinner was unveiled

and a memorial tree

planted by his family.

Mid Canterbury MTB

Club president James

Reid said the ride was

about remembering and

saying thank you to

‘‘Skinny’’, who had been

a club member for the

last couple of years and

had done a lot for the

trails and to promote

mountain biking in the

community.

He said Mr Skinner

was passionate about

the skills park and had

had lots of ideas for it.

The locally made

bench seat sits on arise

among new landscaping

attached ­orwas it? ­to

the strop and the helicopter

began to go up.

But just asitrose, the

bucket came loose.

Thoseofyou whoknow

helicopters will befamiliar

with the force ofthe

down­draught.

It is considerable ­so

great, in fact, that it dislodged

the compacted

contents of the bucket

and spread them wideand

far.

The cold air was filled

with aheady mix of aromas,

not least of which

was that of Jeyes Fluid.

AllIcan say nowisthat

it was fortunateIam short

and that the mountain

had an exposed boulder.

­John Keast

early days for57years and

remains one of the

longest­serving firefighters

on record inthe country.

Netherby School

students are set to visit on

Friday.

The museum will be

open, along with the rest

of the Plains, onDecember

8 for the Tinwald

Christmas festival,

December 15, January 5

and January 12.

Photo: Students (from

left) Hesandu, 9, Penaisi

7, and Ethan, 10, checked

out one of the early appliances.

and has views across to

the still evolving skills

park.

Paul Skinner owned

and ran a mower and

bike repair and sales

business at the Netherby

Shopping Centre

for a number of years

and was just 47.

Photo: Sitting on the

new memorial benchare

Paul Skinner’s sister Di

Brenssell, his wife Andrena

Skinner, son Jacob

Skinner and nephew

Harry Brenssell.

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area representative

Errol Kingsbury, who

asked them about their

memories of the Ballantynes

fire, the polio outbreak

in 1947, the big

snow of 1945, the wool

boom in the 1950s and

the advent of rock n’ roll.

An invited guest at the

gathering was Friendship

New Zealand Incorporated

chairman Graeme

Pierson.

There are around 165

Friendship clubs in New

Zealand and membership

numbers around 13,500.

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Page 8, Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 5 December 2019

Concert showcases

talent, raises funds

Performers cametogetherasacollectivefor the finale and sang to Andre

Van Rooyen.

Friday night’s Performing For Andre

concert at Ashburton College auditorium

showcased the talents of past

and present students, as well as three

current staff members.

An impressive line up took to the

stage to present a variety show that

included singing, dance, musicianship

and drama.

An audience of more than 200

people turned out for the concert for

former Mid Canterbury Tennis coach

Andre Van Rooyen, who is battling a

severe form of lung cancer and continues

to have to fund his own

expensive drug treatment.

Performers on the night included

dancer Hannah Wakelin, drama graduate

Libby Higson, teacher Jack Hanrahan,

voice student Erin Connelly­

Whyte, Ocean Waitokia and ahip­hop

dance group New Generation.

The second half of the show featured

college rockers Middle Road, drama

script performer Mitchell Farr, singers

Lucy Clough and Luke Glendining, the

Delicious Dance Crew and Jack Bubb.

Performers came together for the

finale, with Mr Van Rooyen brought

on stage for the Elton John classic

Your Song.

College teacher Ron Cresswell was

the MC for the show and anumber of

donated items were auctioned by

Rodger Letham.

The evening was co­ordinated by

head of senior school Claire Bubb and

raised an impressive $10,000.

There is aGivealittle page for Andre

Van Rooyen.

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

New JPs include mayor

Ashburton has two new justices of

the peace, including new mayor

Neil Brown.

Mr Brown and Alan Harrison

were sworn in before Judge Ian

Mill in the District Court at

Ashburton.

The former mayor, Donna

Favel, was sworn in as aJustice of

the Peace not long before the local

body elections inOctober.

Mr Harrison was born and

raised inMethven, growing upon

the family farm with his four

sisters.

Moving to Ashburton in the

1970s, he attended Ashburton

College and left at the age of 16 to

work at Wrightsons NMA. Alan is

still working in the livestock

Art exhibition in

church setting

Ashburton artist Angela

Mole, pictured, will show

her Painted Christmas

exhibition at St Stephen’s

Anglican Church, Ashburton,

from December

10 to 14 and from

December 17 to 21, from

10am to 4pm.

Entry is free.

The works will also be

displayed for Sunday

services on December 8,

15, 22 and 29.

Exhibited work is not

industry, 45 years later, for Carrfields

Livestock.

Alan is amember of the Hinds

and Districts Lions Club, part of

the Ashburton Cancer Support

Group and is a member of the

for sale however Christmas

cards are available at

the exhibition for $5.

Angela’s brief as an

artist is: Focus on the

beauty which remains in

abundance in this world ­

then you will know peace.

Angela finds inspiration

in organic treasures

such as shells, then celebrates

their beauty in big

bold images. She works

mainly in acrylics and

watercolours.

Methven Trotting committee.

Alan is married to Diana and

has three grown upchildren and

three grandchildren, all living

locally. He lives on a lifestyle

block, just south of Ashburton,

wherethey have race horses, sheep

and afew chooks.

Alan is looking forward to

serving his community, inhis role

as aJustice of the Peace.

Mr Brown, along­serving Ashburton

councillor,isadairy farmer

and has other business interests.

He was elected mayor in October.

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Past Christmas exhibition

An informative Christmas

display at the Methven

Museum offers a

taste of how things used

to be and also the history

of traditions enjoyed during

the festive season.

The centre piece is a

formal table display with

the best china brought

out for the celebration.

The Christmas table

features items from the

museum collection and

also a gravy boat, vegetable

dish and meat dish

brought to Methven in

1874 by the grandmother

of museum member

Angela Grieve.

Mrs Grieve has set up

the public exhibition for a

national certificate in

museum studies she is

completing through the

Canterbury Museum.

Others lending ahand

and researching subjects

for the festive display

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and Sandy Redmond.

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takes aseat at the formally laid out Christmas

table.

festive table had been a

favourite in her household

when she was growing

up.

The chairs around the

table complimented the

bygone era display and

were from the Vera Beattie

Collection.

The exhibition also featured

Christmas cards

from the Methven Post

Office sent out between

1928­38, and the

researched origins of

Christmas stockings, crackers

and puddings.

There is a treasure

hunt to attract children to

the display and Christmas

music plays in the background.

The Christmas of yesteryear

display runs

throughout December.

The museum is open on

Tuesdays and Fridays

from 2pm until 4pm.

Businesses open longer

Several local retailers have extended

opening hours on Friday December

13.

The retailers are gettingbehind the

town'send­of­year Christmas

activities by openinguntil 7pm,

allowing residents to get their

shopping done ready for the holidays.

The extended hourscoincide with

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Somerset Grocer,Spark, Vodafone,

Hello Banana, Sparrows,Paper Plus,

Fusion Gallery, Farmers, Noel

Leeming, East Street Pharmacy and

SimplyEco.

Ashburton mayorNeil Brown says

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businesses gettinginto the festive

spirit and supporting the Nights of

Lights events.

Foxtrots’ home town gig

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Family Notices

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

Groups perform

at cultural event

ALEXANDER, Tayla Bray:

Tragically as the result of an

accident in Christchurch on

November 27, 2019 aged 17

years. Cherished and much

loved daughter ofJason, and

dearly loved sister and best

friend of Sunmara, and Dallas.

Aloved granddaughter, niece

and friend.

Messages to: The Alexander

Family, c/- PO Box 6035,

Ashburton7742.

A service to celebrate

Tayla’s life will be held at the

Hampstead Rugby and All

Sports Club, 44Bridge Street,

Ashburton on Thursday,

December 5, at 1.30pm.

Followed byinterment atthe

AshburtonCemetery.

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BROUGH Neville Ashley,

24 June 1938 - 1 December

2019, at Ashburton, as aresult

of an accident. Dearly loved

husband of Noeline. Loved

father and father in lawofTina

and Mike, Nigel and Donna,

Grant, Chris, Donna and

Tina. Loved grandfather of

Jessica; Tara, Debs and Craig;

Jimmy, Clancy and Keegan.

Loved great Poppa of Jenn.

Messages to the Brough

family, 1a Carters Terrace,

Ashburton 7700. Noeline’s

family wish to express their

deepest thanks to the staff

of St John Ambulance, and

Ashburton Hospital who

looked after Neville with

such careand respect. In Lieu

of flowers the family would

appreciate donations to St

John Ambulance and these

may beleft atthe service. A

celebration of Neville’s lifewill

be held at Our Chapel, cnr

East &Cox Streets,Ashburton

on Friday December 6th

,commencing at 2.00pm.

Followed bycremation at the

AshburtonCrematorium.

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Loved father and father in law

of Bill and Debby, Liz and John,

Peterand Lisa, Stuart, andPaul

and Nick. Loved grandad of all

his grandchildren and great

grandchildren. Will be sadly

missed by his extended family

in Holland. Messages to the

Cabout family c/-POBox472,

Ashburton 7740. Donations

to the Deaf Association or

Blind NZ would be much

appreciated. A service to

celebrating Marius’ life has

been held.

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FREWEN, Francis James

Patrick: SBStJ: On November

30, 2019 peacefully at Terrace

View Retirement Village,

Ashburton. Aged 81 years.

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late Joy. Treasured and loved

dad of Valda and partner

Grant, and Patricia and the

late Brent. Loved grandad of

Aidan, Monique; and Holly.

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Victoria. Much loved uncle of

Suzie and Ted, Jackie and Ian

and grand uncle of Hamish,

and Kirstie. Lifelong friend

of Peter and Ruth Simpson

and loving godfather to their

daughter Kirsten. Messages

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Cathedral, 234 Hereford

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2019 peacefully at Ashburton

Hospital, in the loving

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years. Dearly loved husband

of Christine. Cherished

dad of Jaclyn &Jonny Pow,

Sam, Matt & Esther. Adored

pop of Olivia. Messages to:

The Moore Family, PO Box

472, Ashburton. A service

to celebrate Dougal’s life

will be held at St David’s

Union Church, Allens Road,

Ashburton on Thursday

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(Nee Donohue), peacefully

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Ashburton onNovember 27,

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Dorie School’s kapa haka group on stage at the

festival.

Last week’s Hakatere

Festival was once again a

rich display of colour and

culture from schools

around the district.

The annual school

celebration was heldat

Ashburton Trust Event

Centre and featured a

busy line up of

performing groups.

This year eight kapa

haka groups (Allenton,

Dorie, Netherby, St

Joseph’s, Hampstead,

Intermediate, Ashburton

College and Borough), a

Pasifika group from

Netherby School,

multicultural group from

Allenton School and

Filipino Group from

Ashburton Christian

School performed.

The Hakatere

Cultural festival provides

an opportunity for

school groups to perform

and celebrate the

cultures within schools

without acompetition

focus.

Rowers gather

Rowers from around

Canterbury took over

Lake Hood at the

weekend for Ashburton

Rowing Club’s annual

two day regatta.

Rowers taking part

came from anumber of

schools in the

Christchurch and Timaru

areas.

Events were raced over

a2km course and some

local novice rowers also

teamed up with more

experienced rowers for

some events.

As well as singles,

doubles and quads, there

were also races for eights.

Saturday’s rowing

programme ran to

schedule, but strong

winds on Sunday

morning cut racing short,

with only aquarter of

races completed.

Photo: It was all go on

Lake Hood on Saturday

with rowers racing in

laned races and finished

boats and staring parts

returning or heading out

from rowing sites along

the shoreline.

Pool set to open

The Tinwald pool will

officially open for the

season on Saturday

December 7, after urgent

repairs are made to the

pool fibreglass.

Ashburton council has

discovered cracks in the

pool which would cause

significant water leaks,

and work to fix the leaks

will delay the opening

date by one week. The

council had initially planned

to open the pool on

November 30.

Council service delivery

group manager Neil

McCann said the damage

was discovered while

preparing the pool for

the upcoming season.

‘‘The ground underneath

the pool appearsto

have moved, causing the

fibreglass to crack.

‘‘We’re working

quickly to fix the damage

properly, not only to

ensure the pool is ready

for the busy summer

months ahead but also to

protect the longevity of

the facility for many more

years to come.

‘‘The Tinwald pool is

one of the top destinations

to cool off over

summer in Ashburton

and we want to make sure

visitors get to experience

another great season in

the popular outdoor

pool.’’

The Tinwald pool will

be open over the summer

period until March 1.

Check the EA Networks

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times.


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 5 December 2019, Page 11

Sketch to launch new campaign

By Mick Jensen

Ashburton Community Alcohol & Drug

Service (ACADS) islaunching anew summer

campaigntomorrownight designed to encourage

people totake action to stop friends and

familygetting behind the wheel after drinking.

An improvised street performance will kick

off the annual anti­drink driving campaign at

tomorrow’s Buskers Night event in Baring

Square East.

A Blues Brothers sketch of the Aretha

Franklin classic ‘Think’ will bereworded to

pass onimportant alcohol related messages

and advice.

ACADS health promoter Tania Scott said

the goalwas to raise awarenessofsafety issues

around drink driving and to ensure people

identified appropriate actions to get home

safely.

Behind the stage performance were serious

messages associatedwith an ongoingcampaign

that ACADS had been involved with for 28

years.

She said locally 80 per cent of alcohol

related crashes involved male drivers and that

was why the Ashburton Community Alcohol

ACADS health promoter Tania Scott in

her Blues Brothers guise.

Action Project (ACAAP) was deliberately

targeting men ofworking age.

She said the new campaign had received

input from Methven Young Farmers and also

ANZCO, whose staff were involved in designing

posters for it.

The campaign was also promoting alcohol

free products in localsupermarkets and would

be visiting maledominated workplaces to offer

demonstrations with ‘‘beer goggles’’.

Tasks completed with beer goggles would

offer an insight into how alcohol impaired

vision, action and perception, and made

people feel less inhibited.

She welcomed requests from more businesses

toshow their staff the demonstration

because ‘‘it added to the conversation’’ and

‘‘helpedbreakdown anumberofpreconceived

ideas’’, she said.

In Mid Canterbury nearly all fatal road

crashesinvolvealcohol as acontributing factor.

There are more alcohol­related crashes on

the district’s country roads than on state

highways or urban areas and alcohol­related

road crashes peak during late summer.

The ACADS campaign song takes tothe

stage at 8.10pm tomorrow night and staff will

be on hand to provide more information and

resources.

Seniors enjoy afternoon treat at Trotts

Elderly residents from around

Mid Canterbury were given an

afternoon tea treatduring an

inaugural eventatTrotts

Garden.

Around130 residents from

all the rest homes in

Ashburtonand Methven

gathered at the gardens, on

RacecourseRoad, for astroll,

or aleisurely drive in the

supplied cart, aroundthe

grounds before being treated

to an afternoon tea of

sandwiches and dainty

cupcakes, supplied by

members of the Altrusa

Ashburton.

Altrusa Ashburton member

Anne Stroud,who helps at

Elizabeth Street Day Centre,

suggested the event as an

opportunity to give the seniors

an out­and­about activity they

wouldappreciate.

Just under adozen Altrusa

members were on hand in the

kitchen at the grounds to

ensure food, prepared at

home,and beverages were

served and delivered to

everyone in the marquee.

Photo: Ian Paterson and Bev

Officer, of Elizabeth Street

Day Centre, enjoythe outing at

Trotts Garden.

Busy at foundation celebration

More than 350 people packed the Ashburton Trust

Event Centre for the Advance Ashburton Community

Foundation’s annual celebration.

Keynote speakers included Professor Paul

Spoonley, Pro Vice­Chancellor of the College of

Humanities and Social Sciences atMassey University,

Ashburton College principal Ross Preece, and

Dr Jared Corbett, proud alumnus of Ashburton

College, who completed his medical training before

moving to Auckland to pursue music full­time.

Prof Spoonleyspokeofthe Global Financial Crisis

(GFC) and how it marked acritical tipping point in

what is happening inNew Zealand society, and this

would become clear inthe 2020s when a‘‘new’’ New

Zealand would emerge.

One component was changing demography ­

ageing and falling fertility. This was especially

important forrural New Zealand,where populations

would stagnate ordecline.

He praised Ashburton for the decisions made

decades ago, and for accepting refugees and

migrants.

He said Ashburton was a leading light in

welcoming immigrants.

Immigration was also important to maintain

community demographic profiles so there were still

children going to the local school or demand for

local health services.

Prof Spoonley said 40 per cent of jobs would

disappear in under 10 years ­but be replaced by

others.

Mr Preece spoke on the requirements of the

school system and the importance of remembering

information such as the periodic table, yet anyone

could access information at any time ontheir phone.

Students needed to be prepared for a very

differentfuture, but there wouldalways be aneedfor

acertain level of literacy and numeracy.

Students needed creative problem solving, the

ability to communicate and to collaborate, be

resilient and to think.

Dr Corbett, who is working towards aGraduate

Diploma inConducting through the University of

Auckland, and works as alocum juniordoctor during

spare weekends and university holidays, spoke of his

journey from receiving an Advance Ashburton

Community Foundation scholarship, study, career

and aspirations.

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Page 12, Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 5 December 2019

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 41

5December 2019

DeputyPrincipal Message

As Iput my final comments to paper for mylast

newsletter of the year, Ican’t help but wonder

whereanother year has gone.

PhoenixRisingTour

As you read this Iwill be heading north as part

of the team taking Phoenix Rising on tour yet

again. AllCollege excursions and extra-curricular

activities take far more organising than many

people would imagine and thereare times when

we all say“never again!”.

Irecall,asweset off on the 2017 Phoenix Rising tour,havingaconversation

with Carolyn Clough and AngieCresswell and we all agreed thatitwould

be the last one.The effortatthattimeofthe year had just about seen us

off.

Six days later, on our returnwesat and set the datesfor 2019!

Reflection is agreat way tosee the real results and benefits of the effort

and pressures thatittakes to get there. Thetour had been ahuge success,

named ‘The tour that never slept’byAngie Cresswell, but the benefits to

everyone who went were huge.Soherewegoagain!

ReapingRewards

Reaping the rewardsofour efforts is whattakes us from chapter to chapter

in life and, with healthy reflection, encouraging us to take the calculated

risks that lead to successful outcomes. Knowledge that you have made a

good effortwith positiveresults builds our ownself-worthand positivity,

ingredients thatare vital forasettled and directedpathway.

Acknowledgement ofthat isalways the cherry on the cake. Making a

conscientious effort topraise ajob well done is actually healthy for the

giverofthe praise as well.Giveitatry,Ibet you’ll feel good.

Special Olympics

Seeing self-worth and fulfilment in action was evident for me this week

when Iwas privileged to accompany some of our students from the

SLSU as they journeyed to Timaru to take place inthe Special Olympics

Swimming Championships at Caroline Bay. All ofour team overcame

personal challenges at some stage in their events and were skilfully

encouraged and supported bytheir teacher Cheryl Hardy and Learning

Support Assistant Porsha Coley. Their patience and dedication to these

young people is heart-warming. Itwas aday that Iwill remember for a

long time.

The‘Grandma’Test

Things are relatively settled at College at the moment as we roll into the

last twoweeks of the academic year. Weget afew issues around ‘hesaid,

she said’and we continue to try and get the message across to some of

our students thatoften situations areaggravatedby‘friends’who arejust

trying to get areaction.

If you join in, then they have got the response that they wanted. Be a

bigger person and, asthey say, ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’. Interactions

between students oftenescalate because of others joining in. Iunderstand

the need to support your mates. It’s something we all try todo, but the

first question that has to be asked is whether what they are doing, isa

good thing to do.

Ihavesuggested to somewho have made poor decisions thatthey give it

the ‘Grandma test’. ‘What’sthat?’ they say. ‘It’sreally easy.Ifyour Grandma

was watching when you did what you did, would she be proud of you?’

Therest is common-sense.

College Values

We are all about values at Ashburton College and the great thing about

our values is that they are universal. Ifeveryone on the planet stood by

the three values of Pride, Qualityand Respect, think howmuchbetter the

worldwouldbe.

Enjoythe summer,spending time with family and friends and,ifpossible,

build into your everyday language the three words ‘Pride, Quality and

Respect’.The morewehear these words, the sooner they will be accepted

as everyday wordsthatworktheir wayintoour subconsciousand make a

differencetousand those around us.

Taenoa ki te wa imurimai.

RonCresswell

DeputyPrincipal

Information

AshburtonCollege Basketball

Submissions of Interest –Coach Positionsfor 2020

•SeniorGirls’Team•Junior Boys’Team •Junior Girls’Team

Applications arenow open forsubmissions of interest

in positionsofCoaches forthe above teams

forthe 2020 Basketball season.

Guidelines of responsibility: weekly competitionsplayedinChristchurch

(May-August) and attend respectiveSouthIsland Tournaments

(01-06September 2020).

Forfurther details/submissions of interest pleasecontact:

Andrew Shepherd –sd@ashcoll.school.nz

Submissions of interest close tomorrow Friday06December 2019.

Information

Reminder:AshburtonCollege

Phoenix Magazine 2019

Final Orders/Paymentupto

Friday13December

This annual productionisawonderful record of each year at College,

and becomesamoreimportantrecordofmemoriesthe longer

students and staff areawayfromAshburtonCollege.

Remember:

This will be published atthe end of February

2020.

Payment for Magazine -$25 per copy

Allfamilies have now

received an updatedaccountthatwill

include thecharge for the Magazine.

Secureyour Order

Ordershave been coming in quite well but we

do remindyou that, to secure your copy of the

Phoenix Magazine, payment will be required

by Friday13December

Obtaining your Magazine Copy

Thesewill be delivered tostudents in-College atthe endofFebruary.

Forstudents who have left–families willbenotifiedthatthe Magazinecan

be collectedfromthe College Office.

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

the copy.

Order aChristmas Magazine Voucher

We willalso have vouchers available forpurchase.

This would be an ideal gift forgrandparentsorother family members,

whocan then have acopydeliveredonceitispublished.

Events

To order: Please contactAnne in the College Office -

sn@ashcoll.school.nz or 308 4193, ext881.

Paula Green -Storylines NationalFestival

Story Tour PresentertoAshburtonCollege

Paula Green is apopular poet, reviewer, New Zealand Book Award

Judge and children’s writer. In 2017, she was awarded The Prime

Minister’s Awardfor Poetryand admitted to TheNew Zealand Order of

Merit forServices to Poetry.

The current tour was funded by Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable

Trust as part of the Storylines Festival. Storylines has run their national

festival since 1993 with the aim of bringing children's writers, illustrators,

poets and storytellers together with their readers and audiences, to enjoy

books and reading,and toencourage literacy.

Paula's session at Ashburton College on Thursday 21November, Period 5,

wasattended by over fortystudents who were completely engaged by her

presentation (pictured below).

Paula read poetry, talked about writing, and publishing, and encouraged

the students to submit poetrytoher forreview.

She gathered poetry lines from our students and made two poems with

them which arepublishedonher blog, PoetryBox andinsertedbelow:

Childhood

Sweet peaches sweet cherries

fairybread cotton candy

familiar smell of sausages

grandparent’s cookies

stickyrice

Back home wherethe kookaburra sing

playing on the swing set

climbing the orchid tree

making daisy chains

running out into the farmplaying

my guitar under the tree

Down the river

to the ocean

running through grass

do it all again

I’ll remember

Imagine

TheMountain

I’matall strong mountain

skyhigh

big bold

snowy rugged

jutting crippled

shadoweddark

Events

NewEntrants’ Morning

This annual morning of introduction to College fornextyear’s incoming

Year 9students washeld on the morning of Friday22November, when

it was our pleasure towelcome 268 new students on to the campus,

from 8:45am–12:30pm.

On this day the Year 8 students experience a taste of what it is like to be an

AshColl student when they are here. They were divided up into sample‘Ako’

classes in which they experienced the two subjects of Phys Ed and Science,

hadinterval time and returned tothe Auditorium for their farewell.

(Pictured right,

leftand right):

Tere Tomokino and

Kaleb Thompson

from Ashburton

Intermediate

School,undertaking

aprecipitation

reaction, in Science.

(Pictured below): Students well involved at interval.

Information distributed included what students needed to know about

AshColl; the important map of the campus; stationery list; atour of the

campus; BYOD (Bring Your OwnDevice)information; uniform; howCollege

communicates with families; and aYear 92019 Bulletin. Students also

completed anumber of tasks.

Head of Junior School Carolyn Clough and the Junior School Deans Hannah

Young, Mary-Anne Evers and Guy Smith indicated the students were a great

group who engaged very well on the day. In addition, where students were

unavailable to attend on New Entrants’ day, smaller groups were in College

foramininew entrants’ familiarisation.

HakatereFestival

Te Huka Tai Trust isaMāori kaupapa community organisation that

operatesinHakatere/Ashburton.

TiipenePhilip,College teacher of Te Reoand Tikangaand Across KāhuiAko

teacher said that, for anumber of years, the Trust has been running the

Hakatere Festival. This Festival is an opportunity for school age children

to perform in anon-competitive environment, to showcase and to exhibit

performances from their culture. We have kapa hakarōpū,rōpū from Samoa,

Pasifika,the Philippines,and amixed culture.

This year there were about eleven kura/schools from Hakatere/Ashburton;

from Ashburton College tothe Ashburton Intermediate School, and with

mostprimaryschools represented.

The event is always well-supported by whānau/family, whose presence is

greatly appreciatedasitmakes foraclose andverysupportiveenvironment.

Theroleofthe Collegeisthe Opening HakaPōwhiriand the Closing Waiata.

The Ashburton Trust Event Centre is awonderful venue, and we wish to

acknowledge the support of AdvanceAshburtonwho help make the event

possible.

The biggest mihi is given tothe many tamariki, their whānau and kaiako

who make this suchalovely event.

(Pictured left, left

to right): College

students with

Kapa HakaTutor

Te HuakiPuanaki,

AmyHuggins

(Hakatere Festival

Organiser), the two

comperes,and

Tiipene Philip.

(Pictured above): AshburtonTrust EventCentrefilling up with whānauand

performers.


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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 41

5December 2019

Congratulations

CanterburyRenegade Hockey and

Quick RipTournaments

Planned for Thursday 28 November, a late discovery was that the

tournaments had been cancelled. However, with College teams raring to

leave for Christchurch, Darion Gray, our Sports Co-ordinator, contacted

CanterburyHockey and the CanterburyRugbyFootball Union andaPlan B

wasimplemented! Darion said the dayturned out very well.

As aresult, agreat Renegade Hockey Skills session was held at Nunweek

Park in the morning, and in the afternoon Hornby High School hosted our

teams fortwo games of Quick Rip.

What is Renegade Hockey?

This is aHockey New Zealand initiative that aims to eliminate barriers to

participation by providing an alternative form ofthe game ofhockey.

Players use amodifiedstick and ball in agamewhich can be playedonany

surface and is taught in the New Zealand Phys Edcurriculum. The intent

is to give secondary school students stick and ball experience sothey can

familiarise themselves with the game. Itisa7-a-side game often minute

halves.

(Pictured above,back row,lefttoright): HarrySoal,Gemma Tapurau,

Millar Newlands,Lachie Jemmett,Devon Flannery, Will Jemmett,

ChrisAngus.

(Front row, left toright): Anna Gray, Madison Trusler-Clark, Sarah Wilson,

Jessie Pitney,Will Zhou (CanterburyHockey).

Will ZhouofCanterburyHockey ranthe skills session (pictured below) which

culminatedinagameof6-on-6 with the non-bibs comingout winners 8-7.

Thegameswereplayedingood spirit and were very competitive, with skill

levels improving dramatically as the morning went on.

(Pictured above,lefttoright): Will Jemmett,Devon Flannery,

Millar Newlands,Harry Soal,Lachie Jemmett,Jessie Pitney,Sarah Wilson,

Madison Trusler-Clark, Gemma Tapurau,Anna Gray,Chris Angus.

Quick RipJunior Tournament Week Rules

Similarly, Quick Rip isaninclusive, non-contact, modified format of Rugby,

and asportwhich is new to schools. This toois a7-a-sidegame,playedover

four five-minute quarters. The modified game isnon-contact, with belts

worn which have twotags on, oneplaced on eachhip. Instead of tackling,

the tags are ripped off. The defender must hold the tag above their head,

shout‘Rip’and then hand the tag back to that attacking player. After four

rips from one consecutive play, the ball is turned over to the defending

team.

At Hornby High School, with Bridget Johnstone of the Canterbury Rugby

Football Union, College made up two teams and had two games against

Hornby High School, being victorious inthree of the four games. Play was

accompanied by plenty ofpositive banter and camaraderie. Hornby High

School was keen to have some opposition sowere happy towelcome

Collegeatshortnotice.

(Pictured left):

AshburtonCollege

players with their

HornbyHigh School

opposition.

(Back row,lefttoright):

Jessie Pitney,

Will Jemmett,

DevonFlannery,

Lachie Jemmett.

(Front row): SarahWilson.

(Pictured right): Quick Rip2team. (Back row,lefttoright): Harry Soal,

Lachie Jemmett,Chris Angus. (Front Row, lefttoright): Gemma Tapurau,

Madison Trusler-Clark, Anna Gray.

Aoraki Junior Tennis Championships

Ashburton College entered two teams inthe Aoraki Junior Tennis

Championships heldinTimaruon21 November.

Pleasingly, the tournament was well-supported byteams from throughout

the Aoraki region. Teams consisted of two players, each of whom played a

singlesgame and adoublesmatch.

Results:

Tophonours to the boys’team of Ollie Bubb and Eddie Galbraith who

went through undefeated in their ties, and claimed top honours overall,

having seenoffsomegoodcompetitionfromfour otherteams.

Girls’ Draw –The team of Andreea Ciora and Angela Ciora paired up for

the girls’ draw but found the competition tougher, winning one tie but

goingdown in three others.

(Pictured left,

lefttoright):

Angela Ciora,

Andreea Ciora,

OllieBubb and

Eddie Galbraith.

Year 9Cricketers Clinch Final Over Victory

Coach Kyle Henderson said that, nottwenty-four hours afteradramatic hail

stormrolled throughCanterbury, the AshburtonCollegeYear 9Cricket team

travelled to Timaru to play inthe latest round ofthe New Zealand Cricket

JuniorBoys’Knockout Competition,against TimaruBoys’ High School.

Team members were - Fletcher Hobbs, Lachie Jemmett, Logan Johnson,

Mitchell Leath, Seb McMillan, Jack Middleton, Hamish O’Reilly, Sam Orr,

Tom Rosevear,Ollie Strawbridge,Nicholas Stringer.

Nick Kershaw isalso ateam member but was not available for this game,

while Braden Luxton has had the misfortune to break his arm, keeping him

out of playfor sometime.

GameSummary

After losing the toss, Ashburton College was put into bat inless than ideal

conditions,with the outfield still extremely damp in places.The team knew

that inthe conditions atotal of 130 would be acompetitive total, and that

running them as boundaries would be rare.

Facing astrong bowling attack, Nicholas Stringer and Hamish O’Reilly set

about the task of seeing off the new ball. Hamish fell early to an extremely

good ball, swinging into his toes and being caught asaresult. Nicholas

would leave the crease three overs later, bowled after asequence ofwellplaced

deliveries.

TopScorer

The innings was given afighting chance byasolid partnership between

Lachie Jemmett (22) and Seb McMillan (6). Lachie would go on to top

scorewith 22 off 70 balls, leading by example as he battled the conditions

to keep the run rate ticking over. Sam Orr (2 not out) and TomRosevear

(19 not out) would see out the end of the innings,scoring afantastic sixteen

runs off the final two overs, tobring the total to 108 for 9atthe end their

40 overs.Timaru playerOlly Evans stood out,bowling four overs and taking

twowickets forfive runs.

Fielding

Defending asmall total, Lachie marshalled his troops and took to the now

dryfield.Although Timaru required arun rateofonly 2.71 they struggled to

startthe innings as Ashburtontook four wickets,while giving up just fifteen

runs in the first six overs.

Timaru was able though to turn their innings around with apair of standout

partnerships. The first was between Eli Kerse and Fergus Talbot,

together batting for fifteen overs and scoring 33 runs for the fifth wicket.

The last wicket stand between Damon Johnson and Olly Evans would score

31 runs over nine overs.These long partnerships caused Ashburtontolose

momentum in the field and struggle to contain the Timaru run rate.

Close of Game

The close of the game turned into adramatic affair.Timaru found themselves

needing twenty runs off the final four overs, with one wicket in hand.

However, defending arequiredrun rate of five, Ashburtonstruggled to shut

down some impressiverunning by Olly and Damon, leading to afinal over,

with Timaru needing only seven runs from the win.

Outstanding Effort

Ashburton’s tournament hopes were saved byanoutstanding effort with

the ball from Jack Middleton. Needing to shut down apartnership thatwas

scoring eleven runs off the previous two overs, Jack remained calm. Some

braverunning led to Timaru requiring fiveruns off fiveballs.Adot ball and a

wide followed, leaving Timaru needing four runs off three balls.

Jack would then bowl the final ball of the game, trapping Damon with a

yorker and taking the finalwicket of the game,tosecureafour-run victory

to AshburtonCollege.

Most Valuable Player

Jack took home the match ball for his efforts, along with Most Valuable

Player of the match. Bowling 7.3 overs, including three maidens, Jack gave

up just eleven runs while securing afive-wicket bag.

Next Match

AshburtonCollege gained renewed confidencefor the next round,against

Lincoln High School, winners over Buller High School.This match, held on

Friday29November,will be reportedoninthe next newsletter.

Special Olympics Successes

Special Olympics events have a

special and rewarding place inthe

SLSU (Student Learning Support

Unit) calendar.

(Pictured right): Delta Taeauga beside

the competition flag.

Teacher-in-Charge Cheryl Hardy said

that this year’s Swim Event was held

at the Caroline Bay Pool, Timaru, on

Wednesday27November.

The College Swim Team was

comprised of six athletes, and they

enjoyedplenty of supportfromstaff and family members who attended.

Results were:

Aidan Christie: 1st: 50m Freestyle,25m Freestyle,

25m Breaststroke 15m Freestyle.

2nd: 25m Backstroke.

AnthonyVan Asperen: 3rd: 50m Freestyle,25m Freestyle.

5th: 25m Backstroke.

Delta Taeauga: 3rd: 15m Freestyle,15m Walk.

4th: 15m Kickboard.

Cody Robin: 2nd: 50m Freestyle,25m Freestyle,

25m Breaststroke.

3rd: 25m Backstroke.

KeiraMoodie: 3rd: 25m Breaststroke.

4th: 50m Freestyle,25m Freestyle.

Dominic Wayman: 2nd: 15m Kickboard.

3rd: 15mFreestyle.

4th: 15m Walk.

(Pictured below, clockwise from left): In action –Cody Robin,

KeiraMoodie, DominicWayman, Delta Taeauga.

First placefor AshColl Avengers Relay Team

Aidan Christie,KeiraMoodie, Anthony VanAsperen, Cody Robin.

Farewell

AnthonyVan Asperen and Aidan Christie (pictured below, leftand right) are

farewelled from the SLSU at the end of this year and Cheryl said thatitwas

excellent tohave them share inthe glory ofthe above placings, that the

whole team gained.

Coming Events

Asuccessful daywas enjoyedbyall.

December

05-10 Phoenix Rising,Top of the South Tour

06 GOT(GetOut There) Day, various venues

Pakeke Lions DayOut,SLSU students

06-08 NZSS Athletics Track,Field and Road Championships,Wellington

11 Final daySLSU Senior students: Prize-giving and shared lunch

12 Final daySLSU Year 10 students

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

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

members aremost welcome at all prize-givings.

December

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

seatedat7:00pm.

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

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

Live-streaming of these prize-givings will be available for visitors,

in the event the Auditorium seating reaches capacity.


Page 14, Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 5 December 2019

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

Christian comment

In recentyears we have

experienced bigger and

bigger sales on Black

Friday. It is very much an

import fromthe United

States ­the day after

Thanksgiving. While we

don't celebrate

Thanksgiving hereasa

nation, we have certainly

taken on the idea of a

Black Friday sale. It

seems as if this year Black

Friday sales may eclipse

Boxing Day sales. Mind

you BlackFriday seems to

extend through to the

Monday as well.

There is something

about asale that gets our

attention.Wecan't help

being attracted to massive

reductions in price. The

ideathat we might get

something forway less

thanusual really makes us

think about spending our

money now.

The word "Free" is

especially good at getting

us to respond. We may

evenbuy something we

don't reallyneed just to

get something else for

free.Ormaybe it is the

free item we don't need,

but we are tempted tobuy

just to get it anyway. Free

is apowerful attractant.

The fear of missing out

is also apowerful

motivation. Expiry dates

on an offer ­especially on

something with alarge

discount ­isaneffective

way to move peopleto

respond. Once the expiry

datehas been reached,

you can no longer get the

benefit of the offer.

All this targets some

basic human drives and

characteristics. They take

desires for essential

things like food and

shelter and work on them

so we might spendon

frivolities as well.

There is alink to an

evenmore basic aspect of

our lives ­weourselves all

have an expiry date.

Unlike the Black Friday

sales we don't know just

when that date maybe.

However itdoes exist.

Until that expiry date is

reached, there is a

particularly good offer

being made. That is the

offer of eternal life. It is

free. You don't have to

pay for it. In fact it is

impossible to earn it.

Mind you, there areterms

and conditions ­it

requires repentance of sin

and trustinJesus Christ.

The benefits are

everlasting and

completely guaranteed.

Further details are

available at church on

Sunday. Take advantage

of this offerbefore your

expiry date ­you won't

regret it.

­Rev. David Bayne

Grace Presbyterian

Church, Ashburton

The sound of art created

The thirdexhibitionto

complete the

AshburtonArt

Gallery’sSummer

Season is Drawnto

Sound,amultimedia,

performancebased

exhibition createdby

Dunedin artists Hannah

Joynt and Jane Venis.

Over three days,

December 4to

December6,Veniswill

play arangeof

instruments including

handmadeworks in an

improvisational way

whileJoyntresponds to

the music, interpreting

thesound as large­scale

drawings.

The resulting

artworks willbe

displayed as akey part

of the exhibition. The

community is

encouraged to visit the

gallery duringthis time

to witnessthe creation

of thesenew works.

LiveCreationof

Work: December4­6

from 2­4pm,with

audiences welcome.

Exhibition opening

on December 7at3pm.

Gifts for everyone

74 Tancred Street,Ashburton. Phone 308 2309

2225918


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Versatile Coplands win top show title

By Toni Williams

Border leicester sheep

breeders Mark and Robyn

Copland won the coveted

Dakins Ambassador of the

Year title at the New

Zealand Agricultural Show.

And days after the show,

the Coplands were still

coming to terms with their

win up against other pedigree

nominees, many of

whom were also generational

farmers.

“It’s apat on the back in

general terms, an honour,”

says Mark.

“Why they’ve picked us

is hard to believe. There are

some esteemed people

there,” he says, pointing to

the other names on the

silver salver (tray) they were

given.

The other nominees in

the dairy and horse sections

were “very, very good”.

As part of the win they

also have a $3000 travel

voucher to go towards

attending an overseas show.

But the win is not just

about their flock, nor is it

just about how their sheep

performed in show;

although they did win five

out of six interbreed competitions,

and earned the

Supreme Sheep in Show

title.

It’s also about them and

their significant contribution

to the show.

The Coplands have been

consistent winners at the

show within the breed and

interbreed classes, and

Mark also serves as asheep

breed captain and is judge.

The stud farm’s past wins

have included Champion

and Supreme Champion

Ram at the show in 2017.

Mark is athird generation

stud sheep breeder

from Westmere Farming

Company, at Dromore, just

north of Ashburton.

He and Robyn, both 61,

have been at the forefront

Mark Copland shifts some of the female show sheep team.

of breeding development

always searching for

improved genetics to build

on the border leicester stud

started by Mark’s grandfather,

Henry, more than 85

years ago, and continued by

father Derek.

Mark says their border

leicester ram stud sells

around 40 to 50 rams

annually, on agood year.

The breed is a dual

purpose breed with benefits

in its wool for carpet and its

also agood meat sheep in

its own right. However it is

often crossed with romney

or merinos to breed asheep

for meat.

They run romney and

border romney flocks in

their commercial operation.

Mark started working

alongside his dad in the

1970s after leaving Waitaki

Boys High School.

He met Robyn through

sport.

The farm is now run with

help from eldest son, Hugh,

who returned tothe farm

from the corporate banking

world after the death of

younger brother Todd, two

and ahalf years ago.

They also employ afarm

worker and have two casual

workers.

Son, Kent, a structural

engineer in Christchurch,

also helps out some weekends.

Of their three sons, Todd

showed the most interest in

the sheep stud.

However when he was

diagnosed with cancer it

started a roller coaster

health journey that

included chemotherapy,

radiation, afurther cancer

diagnosis and stroke. He

died at age 31.

The Copland's grief is

still evident.

But with the help of

Hugh on farm, and now

with five grandchildren

aged from 10­months old

through to six, they carry

on.

Their 670 hectare property,

runs aborder leicester

stud of 200 ewes.

The commercial sheep

flock is made up of 2300

romney and border romney

crossbreeds.

They winter and finish

around 1000 beef cattle a

year.

And grow abit of barley,

peas and potatoes on a

share­farm basis, as well as

fodder beet for the wintering

cattle.

It’s a busy, but well

organised operation, which

gives Mark time to enjoy

his hobby ­dog trials.

Robyn is secretary of the

Methven Collie Club, as

well as time keeper.

It may be ahobby but

Mark, like most triallists,

doesn’t like taking second

place.

He has represented New

Zealand nine times; in

1993, 1995, 1996, 2007,

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and

2018. His black New Zealand

Sheep Dog Trial

Association blazer, with

representative years

stitched on the pocket,

hangs in the wardrobe

ready for its next outing.

Mark has six or seven

dogs on farm, including

young Deb who he competed

with for the first time

last year, but can still

remember his first good

dog, Gain, who was followed

by Fleet, and her son,

Rhys. Both getting Mark

into the New Zealand team

in 1993 and 1995 respectively.

They were followed by

Mary and Zoe.

Mark has pastel portraits

of his favourites on the

living room wall.

‘‘My first and second

dogs were pretty rough.

There’s ageneral standard

needed in the dogs, and

yourself, to do well,’’ he

says.

He says the dog trial

movement is about camaraderie

and many experienced

triallists, if asked,

were only too happy to help

others coming through.

Dog trials have taken

Mark and Robyn to many

rural locations with competitions

around the district

and beyond between January

and June. Trialists need

six points to qualify for

South Island and New Zealand

Championships.


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Rural&Lifestyle

Ag teachers get out on to the land

Mid Canterbury agricultural

teachers took part

in arural field trip last

week, joining other teachers

from around Canterbury

to visit agricultural

businesses and two

farm operations.

Ashburton College’s

Stephen Millichamp,

James List and Kayla

Williams were among

the 40 teachers and agricultural

industry representatives

to take part in

the Teachers Day Out

event run by New Zealand

Young Farmers.

They visited New Zealand

Dairy Collaborative

(a new milk powder

blending and packaging

facility in Ashburton),

the sheep and beef property

of Chris and Anne­

Marie Allen, Barkers of

Geraldine and the

potato farm of Charlotte

and James Bowan, who

supply to Heartland

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Mr List, who this year

joined Ashburton College’s

agricultural teaching

staff, says it was a

chance to‘‘see what the

industry is doing and

where it’s going’’.

He said there was alot

more innovation on

farm, changes in farming

practice and new ideas.

‘‘It’s where we’re

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They are looking for

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He got the chance to

visit afriend’s farm when

he was 10 years old and

with his interest piqued

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RURAL

Season’s Greetings

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team would like to wish

all their clients avery

Merry Christmas and a

Happy New Year

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Butterfly to flutter by

Nature Matters with Mary Ralston

Many gardeners are

familiar with the monarch

butterfly and go out of

their way to grow swan

plants for the caterpillars.

But would you grow nettles

for the native admiral

butterfly?

New Zealand has at

least 20 species of native

butterfly. Most of these

rely on native plants for

food and their populations

have declined

markedly because of loss

of their favourite native

plants and use of

pesticides. Abig factor is

that the nettles they

depend on in their larval

stage are considered a

weed (with some justification

– they can really

sting!).

Some native butterfly

species are common

where there is still alot of

native vegetation, but

where thereare few stinging

nettles for the

admiral, or the scrambling

vine pohueue for

the copper butterflies,

numbers have declined.

Red admiral caterpillars

will eat most nettles,

but the eggs are laid

almost exclusively on

native nettles. Yellow

admirals prefer the nonnative

kinds including

common stinging nettle

and annual or dwarf nettle.

The yellow admiral

(kahu kowhai) prefers to

live in open areas, but like

the red admiral, they will

live and lay eggs wherever

there are nettles. They

are more likely to be seen

in urban areas than red

admirals.

Coastal copper butterflies

usually feed only on

the native pohuehue and

creeping pohuehue

(species of muehlenbekia).

Rauparaha's copper

butterfly live mainly in

coastal areas, such as

Wakanui, although they

can be found wherever

their food plants grow.

Their caterpillars totally

depend on several species

of pohuehue.

The easiest way to

attract native butterflies

to your garden is to plant

a variety of food plants

for caterpillars and nectar

plants for butterflies.

Clumps of nettles should

be grown so there is

plenty of food. Nettles

like rich soil and damp

conditions. Poehueue

like to scramble – give

them plenty of space and

something to climb over,

such as ashrub or fence.

They are often seen

scrambling over gorse

hedges.

Other plants that the

butterflies like for nectar

include hebes, lacebarks,

New Zealand broom,

gorse, clover and pea

plants. Common flowering

garden plants such as

marigolds, verbena and

alyssum are also good

sources of nectar for

them.

Photo: The copper

butterfly at Wakanui

(Photo Val Clemens)

Jo Luxton, Labour list MP

We all know the damage

crime can do in an area

Too many ofusknow the

damage crime can do in

our communities. Beyond

the victim’s suffering,

whole neighbourhoods

can be shaken by burglariesorassaults,

let alone

more serious crimes.

Before the lastelection,

crime had picked upand

our prison populationhad

exploded. Labour echoed

calls from communities

across the country to first

and foremost prevent

crime, to minimise the

harm associated with any

crime, and to keep our

communities safe.

That’s why we campaigned

on increasing the

number of police officers,

after seeing the previous

government neglect the

force for much of its time

in office. And that’s why

we committed to adding

1800 new police officers

when wetook over.

Today I’m pleased to

say we’re making tremendous

progress. Since

we became Government,

1825 new officers have hit

our streets. Of these 171

have come to the Canterbury

region.

We’re also working with

the police to get their

attrition rate down, so

good officers stay inthe

force longer. We are also

working hard to ensure

that the police workforce

more closely reflects the

community they serve,

with a 29% increase in

Constables who are

women joining the organisation.

But keeping our communities

safe is about

morethanjust puttingfeet

on the ground.

That’s why we’ve also

given the police greater

search and seizure powers

to target the manufacturers

and suppliers of

synthetic drugs, to get

thesedrugs off our streets.

And we’ve installed

over 500 fog cannons in

dairies, liquor stores and

petrol stations across the

country, to support our

small businesspeople who

were left to go it alone,

and toreduce the risk of

aggravated robberies at

large.

This government takes

community safety seriously

and we’re making

theinvestments needed to

intervene early before

people break the law, or

commit more serious crimes.

The work ofSafe Communities

Ashburton District

is to be applauded.

They aim to reduce crime

and enhance safety. Of

course, in May this year

they were awarded Safe

Communities accreditation.

Only 26 territorial

authorities in New Zealand

have this accreditation,

which is most

impressive.

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Club news, more page 29

Ashburton Dahlia Circle

How time flies, the

group held their last

meeting for 2019 on

Tuesday 19th November.

Agreat attendance for

our Rose Show and

Christmas meal,19members

sat down to the

meal.

Roses were abit battered

from some hail the

previous day, but still

there were some magnificient

flowers. Judging

was done during the

meeting following our

meal, with Pauline

O’Leary happy to do this

task and steward for her

was Will Rollinson.

Thank you to you both.

Heather McEvoy’s

rose named Blackberry

Nip was awarded Champion

Bloom.

Placing as follows from

approximately 65 entries

Leonie Rollinson 8

1sts, 33rds

Joyce Read 1 1st, 6

2nds, 33rds

Heather McEvoy 2

1sts, 22nds, 13rd

Graham Gunn 11st, 2

2nds

Alison Donald 22nds,

23rds

John Hoogweg 11st, 1

3rd

Jackie Ryan 12nd,

Pat Tarbotton 13rd

Our Annual Christmas

dinner is always so very

special aseveryone contributed

to the menu.

Ham and pork, salads,

carrots, peas and new

potatoes in the main

course, followed by

Alison’s great steamed

pudding, pavlova, trifle,

ice cream, and fruit

salads.

FollowedbyChristmas

cake and cup of tea.

Special thanks to

Sharon who came along

to serve &clean up for

us. Also to Alison &

Sheena Clark for setting

up the tables and supplying

all the dishes etc.

Our next get together

will beapot luck finger

food evening down at

Seadown with members

Alistair and Joan Davey

hosting us. This will be a

very interesting evening

to see all the areas Alistairisproducingthe

masses

of dahlias. Alongwith

his other bulbs etc. So

much to enjoy. Anewsletter

will go out to members

prior and be held

wetorfine on Sunday 5th

January.

If others wish to attend

please contact Joyce

02102458001 as we would

love to have other interested

persons , you are

welcome.

Table shows for the

dahlias will start on Tuesday

January 21st. Hope

the growth picksupsoon,

as it has been slow, the

hail has really cooled the

soil, not to say the damage

as well.

New members very

welcome Contact Joyce

as above.

To everyone Young

and Old have a very

Happy and Safe Christmas.

The Lions Club of

Ashburton, November

2019

Our club meeting for

November featured

Sandy Wood, from

Advance Ashburton as

our guest speaker. Her

detailed insight to the

aspirations of both giving

and receiving to the local

community, was

extremely well received.

The proposed visit to

Ashburton Food Processing

will be held at alater

date.

Three new members

will be inducted at the

December meeting.

David Groves, sponsor

Philip Kerr, and Chris

Barham, sponsor Murray

Bonnington, will be welcomed

into our club at

our December meeting

as well as Ash Shah,

sponsor David Stewart,

to be another welcome

member to our Club. The

3 minute speech was

delivered by Chrissy

Milnewho gave afull and

colourful insight into her

busy life.

Forthcoming events

include ­Christmas lights

visit to the well­known

Van Tongeren family

home Thursday 19

December from 7.30

onwards. Thanks David

and family.

Our December meeting

will also serve as an

end of year function with

aChristmas theme. This

is a wives and partners

night and will include a

Christmas fare menu,

entertainment by the

Variety Theatre led by

Gavin Templeton and

members. Santa will

attend and rumour has it

he may bring his guitar

and sing too!Lions members

are asked to bring

two small gifts marked

Male and/or female to

exchange on the night.

Christmas dress in red,

green and white colours

is encouraged.

Two recent events

include a visit to Dot’s

Castle in Oamaru and

attendance at the Simon

O’Neill and Woolston

Brass Band concert. Both

were most successful.

Our annual South

Island Motorhome Show

takes place Saturday 29

February and Sunday 1

March at the Ashburton

A&P Showgrounds. Our

planning committee is

looking for folk that have

retro caravans that they

would like to display over

the weekend. For further

details contact Rex on

0273255349.

Our Club wishes

seasons greetings to all

our members, fellow

Lions, and the wider

community.

Rotary Club of Ashburton

President Don

McLeod welcomed a

number of partners to a

recent meeting. He

advised of the Club

Christmas function tobe

on Tuesday10December

at the Ashburton Trust

Event Centre, there will

be dinner and aVariety

Theatre Ashburton

Cabaret.

The three minute

speaker was David Stewart.

He told of growing

up on a farm at

Greenstreet with three

sisters. David left school

and only ever wanted to

farm. He later suggested

to his father that dairying

was the way to go. The

dairy farm, now being

farmed by his sons

(David says he is now the

‘‘boy’’), is developing

pivot irrigation, has a

barn for wintering cows

and suppliesmilk, including

winter milking.

John Rickard introduced

his London­based

son David who was one

of the club’s Young

Achievers in 2005. David

has been based in

London for the last 18

years having training as

an architect at Auckland

University and studying

art in Milan for two

years. David is now an

artist working on conceptual

installations. He is

visiting Ashburton to

install and launch his exhibition,

Echoes from the

Sound Barrier, at the Ashburton

Art Gallery, opening

on 28 November.

David told the club he

became afulltime artist 10

years ago, and is associated

with galleries in London

and Venice and has

worked in several cities

throughout Europe.

David’s work explores

responses to the built

environment, the perception

of space, our relationship

to place etc. His

installations have explored

these themes and have

involved half tonne clay

balls dropped from various

height buildings into a

public square and aluminium

contaminant collected,

melted down and

reformed into a cube

sculpture on aredeveloped

steelworks site. Some

installations are shown in

one place, dismantled and

shown again in other locations.

Another involved

locating the four corners

of the world ­in Mozambique,

Brazil and Western

Australia.

Continued Page 29

Pain is abasic alarm system telling us that

something is not working as well as it could and

tends to be areason why someone may seek

chiropractic care.

Emerging chiropractic research over the past20

plus years has begun tounravel the mysteries

of joint dysfunction, and how the relay system

of the central nervous system and the master

control switch, the brain, controls muscle and

jointinteraction.

When things go wrong and we experiencepain;

this suggests that the brain is not controlling

the moving segment while in motion, causing

problems with the brain’s awareness of whatis

goingoninthe body and the worldaround it.

The growing body of evidence suggest

that chiropractic helps to re-establish

communication between the brain, the body

and the environment via brain neuroplasticity;

the brain’s adaptability. It is suggested that

chiropractic improves communicate between

the spine and the brain and this appears to

affect the accuracy that the brain can perceive

whatisgoing on inside and outside of the body.

It is abit like an electrical shortcircuit.

When the nerve transmissions do not perform

correctly, this can lead to changes in muscle

&

Health

Wellbeing

Re-establishing communication between the

brain, the bodyand the environment

behaviour, posture and ultimately a person’s

abilitytomovewith ease.

Debra’s interest in health has continued to

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people who want to also improve their lifestyle,

eating habits and generalwellness together with

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Club news

From Page 28

Mid Canterbury Ladies

Friendship Club

President Avis Kingsland

welcomed members

to the November meeting.

After the National

Anthem had been sung,

members stood for one

minute in memory of

Mary Leighton who passed

away recently. Birthdays

and Anniversaries

were celebrated. Aletter

from Ronald McDonald

House was read thanking

the Club for the

cleaning products that

had been donated to

them.

The mini speaker was

Noeline Inch who told of

her visit to Buckingham

Palace, the ticket had

been purchased in New

Zealand. Bags were

checked and ear plugs

given for the commentary.

Into the main grand

hall and up the staircase,

the Green Room,

Throne Room (where

the raised dais is

located) and on to the

Blue Room. The State

Dining Room ismagnificent,

seating 46 people

around the table. There

was also the Tapestry

Room, Picture Room,

Marble Room and Gallery.

The portraits are

huge, chandeliers magnificent

and there was

gold everywhere. As well

there are 350 clocks/

watches, it takes two

people to look after

them.

After morning tea

Michael from ‘Open

Spaces’ Ashburton

Domain told of his job.

They are removing the

annuals. The annuals are

grown in their nursery,

they have up to 35,000

plants. In the summer

they like to have soft

colours but some prefer

bright colours. The seed

order for next spring has

to be done now. They

keep the tulip bulbs for

two years. Not much

spray is used. There are

12 staff members in a

team. Landscape

architects are drawing

up plansfor the Domain,

then the public will be

able to make submissions.

Michael was thanked

for his presentation.

Next meeting is a

special bus trip toSheffield

for afestive Christmas

meal.

President Avis closed

the meeting with the

thought for the month –

“Good friends are like

bras, supportive, never

leave you hanging, make

you look good and

always close to the heart.

Grey Power Christmas

function

The afternoon was

held at the Senior

Centre on Monday 18

November.

Natalie Blampied

greeted 60­plus members

with agift each and

alucky number.

Colin Cameron (vicepresident)

welcomed

members and started the

function with afew business

matters.

New ACC literature is

available from the office.

Members were advised

of new information for

those in rental accommodation.

Christmas

carols were sung.

The Kapa Haka group

from Tinwald School

under the leadership of

Peter Livingstone

performed anumber of

waiata. Their enthusiasm

and professionalism

was greatly appreciated.

Colin Cameron told a

very sad story about a

Christmas fairy who sat

at the top of aChristmas

tree ­ the pine needles

made for anuncomfortable

position.

He then thanked Margaret

Prendergast for

baking the Christmas

cake and Alison Lawton

for icing it.

Raffles and lucky

numbers were drawn.

The afternoon

concluded with tea and a

catch up.

Altrusa International

of Ashburton

We continue with the

upkeep of the Stillborn

Memorial at the Ashburton

Cemetery, initiated

some years ago, which

for some of us is alabour

of love.

Our Foot Clinic continues

to provide apracticalservice,

and we have

donated funds raised to

the Aged Concern and

Alzheimer's organisations

inAshburton.

We are looking

towards Christmas, with

our Christmas Tree of

Remembrance which

will beinthe Arcade in

December, givingpeople

a chance to buy a star

and write amessage for

someone they wish to

remember at Christmas

time.

Children's books are

being collected, for local

children at Christmas.

At our Programme

Meeting members

enjoyed achance to talk

about their Christmas

experiences. The Laos

Mission School, through

Elizabeth Hill, a past

member, will benefit

from our International

Night dining experience.

A Year Nine Innovation

class at Ashburton

College learnt about

our non­profit organisation

projects and enthusiasms,

such as our

assistance with the reading

programmes of Pasifika

at Ashburton College,

AVAILLL and

Boost in local primary

schools in Ashburton

and Methven.

Ashburton MSA Petanque

Club

It hasbeenabusy time

for both players and

organisers as our club

has hosted two major

tournaments this month.

First was the Clubs

NZ tournament and we

were pleased tohave 20

of our players take part

in this along with players

from Papanui and Timaru.

The winner of the Triples

was aPapanui team

and runners up were

Johnny Wright, Bev Attewell,

and Peter Marriott

form Ashburton.

Plate winners were

Karen and Neville Bensdorp

and Richard

Browne and Runners up

were Carolyn White,

Shelagh Field, and

Jonathan Crum, all from

Ashburton

The Doubles were

held on the second day

and was wonbyaTimaru

team, and Karen and

Neville Bensdorp were

runners up.

The Bowl runners up

were Madeline and

Garry Kilgour, and the

Saucer winners were

Shirley Cant and Colin

Jones, with the Runners

up being Shelagh Field

and Mick Little.

The Singles were held

on the third day and was

won by aPapanui player

with Bev Attewell from

Ashburton being runner

up.

Shelagh Field won the

Plate and Nicky Foden

was runner up. Both are

from Ashburton.

Bowl winner was

Jonathan Crum and

Allen Moore was runner

up.

Both players are also

from Ashburton.

A very successful

weekend for our players.

This last weekend we

hosted the S.I. Senior

doubles and 16 couples

took part, coming from

Papanui, Christchurch,

Timaru, Caversham,

Dunedin City, and Alexandra.

We had 7players taking

part and the event

was won by a couple

from Alexandra.

While our players

didn't make it into the

top 8 they did make

those they were playing

against work hard for

their points with sometimes

only losing agame

by one point. A good

Course leads to rewarding career behind the wheel

Jazmin Warahi and Will Murdoch say

they’re living the dream, driving big rigs

across Canterbury.

Equipped with skills they gained

through a six-month course at Ara

Institute of Canterbury, they both easily

found employment in an industry they

say is awesome.

“I love it.” Will says. “I love being out

on the roads, in the country with all the

views and being behind the wheel of a

big rig. Ican’t get enough of it.”

effort all round.

And no tournament

can be asuccess with out

the helpers working

behind the scenes. Abig

thank you to them.

Our last official

playing day for the year

is Sunday the 15th, and

we start the New Year

on Tuesday January 7th

Ashburton High

School Old Pupils

Lunch

Sixty five people

attended the Ashburton

High School Old Pupils

Association annual

lunch, coming from asfar

afield as Auckland and

Invercargill.

Among those present

were Jeannie Gluyas (nee

Grattan) aformer teacher

and old pupil; Ruth Simpson

and Rosemary Lange,

daughters of the late W. L.

Jolly, the last Headmaster

of the School.

Those who enjoyed

catching up represented

several decades of the

School’s life and included

six from the second tolast

intake in1963.

.

Jazmin always wanted to be a truck

driver because her dad’s one. She often

joined him at work, but it wasn’t until

she did the Ara course that she realised

how much you need to know. “There’s

actually alot involved in being atruck

driver. It’s not just sitting on your bum

and driving.”

Delivered in partnership with the

industry, the Ara course aims to help

address a shortage of professional

drivers in Canterbury. Graduates often

gain employment through these industry

connections, like Jazmin and Will did.

“Give it ashot,” Will says. “I gave it

ashot and now I’m out here, loving it,

loving my job. I’m living the dream.”

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99 Wills Street (W678)

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• Alovely three bedroom,

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•Built forall daysun, this home

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Offers Over $699,000

4 2 2

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•Great buying here! This unit

wasbuilt in the 1980s and is

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•Inasoughtafter Westside

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•Low maintenanceexterior.

•RVof$240,000

$378,000

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3 1 1

From 10% Deposit $240pw (Conditions apply)

43 Princes Street (E658)

Lovingly renovatedfromtop to

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•Three bedrooms,two toilets

•Spacious open plan living and

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•Project with potential

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Offers Over $119,000

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3 1 1

From 10% Deposit $315pw (Conditions apply)

100 Elizabeth Ave, Rakaia (R064)

With so muchtooffer,you won’tbe

disappointedwith this cosy 2bed

cottage,nestled on a1/4 acreof

established garden.

Situatedonthe east side of the

Rakaia township, this home boasts

asunnyconservatory and covered

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sized single garage,hobby room

and aglass house.

Easy commute to Christchurchand

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11.00 -11.30am

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Superbly positioned in the very

desirable location of Country

Placeisthis spacious family

residencethatoffers outstanding

quality, spaceand comfort. Four

large bedrooms all with walk

in wardrobes .Separateformal

lounge/media room adjoining the

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12,334m² -Development

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(E657)

•Prime opportunityfor a

suitable developer/investor

to realise the full potential of

this parcelofland.

•Zoned Residential C

•Three large sheds arean

added bonus and would

make excellentstorage while

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•Currently in 3titlesand

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$PBN BIR

$600,000-$650,000

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•Fantastic opportunityhere

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partofthe sale.

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2a McDonald Street,Ashburton 9:30-10:00am 3 1 0 AHB22625

10E Primrose Place, Ashburton 9:30-10:00am 4 2 2 AHB22461

18 Oak Grove,Ashburton 10:00-10:30am 3 1 1 AHB22215

170 Seafield Road, Ashburton 10:00-10:30am 3 1 2 AHB22500

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19 Wilkin Street, Ashburton 10:15-10:45am 3 2 2 AHB22606

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25 Wills Street,Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 4 2 2 AHB22627

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15 Orchard Grove,Ashburton 10:45-11:15am 3 2 2 AHB22369

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44 Wilkin Street, Ashburton 11:15-11:45am 4 1 2 AHB22624

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360 Burnett Street, Ashburton 11:30-12:00pm 4 1 2 AHB22565

101 Elizabeth Street, Rakaia 11:30-12:00pm 3 1 1 AHB22520

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AUCTION

65 Buckleys Terrace, Ashburton

6

2

2

Calling AllLarge Families

• 6bedrooms plus office

• 2modernbathrooms

• Open plan living with good heating

• Verywell insulated(mix of single and double glazing)

• Log fire, heatpump,under floor heating &heattransfer kit

• Huge 2066 sq msection

• Borewater and septic tank

• LIM available

• Living in town with acountryfeel

An exciting opportunityawaits the next owner to liveand enjoyall on offer at this very large and well

modernised warm home.Therehavebeen loads of changes during the lifeofthe home and the latest owner

has enjoyedraising their large brood hereand the home has giventhem everything thatthey have required

foreasy family living,ittruly has been alittle of the ‘good life’.

Theproperty is not connectedtothe town water supply or sewer system but this can be under taken with

discussion and paymentofconnection to the ADC (contactADC formoreinformation on this).

Thelarge section has been cleared of manytrees to open up the back yard and make the area very user

friendly.Please notethatthe trees,cut rings etcwill all remain as is whereisinthe back yard forthe new

owner.

This property is one forexploring further and if youwantthere’sand opportunityfor youtobeinfor

Christmas if youwant.

Auction

Sunday, December 15, 2019

on siteat1:00pm

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Saturday1:30pm -2:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm -1:45pm

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027 259 4644

jarrod.ross@raywhite.co.nz

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0272 368 627

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Ashburton council CEO Hamish Riach comments

The Christmas season

has officially arrived in

the Ashburton District,

and it all kicked off with

afantastic Light Up the

Night event last Friday

evening.

Around 1500 people

came along to share in

the festive spirit in Baring

Square East and it

was awonderful occasion

for everyone involved.

Light Up the Night

was specially designed to

provide local families

with a fun and festive

experience to welcome in

the holiday season. It was

a chance to bring the

whole community

together, invigorate our

town centre and celebrate

this special time of

year among friends and

family with the lighting of

the town's giant Christmas

tree.

This was the third

annual Light Up the

Night, presented by EA

Networks and it's grown

to be bigger and brighter

each year.

Food trucks lined the

Square; a Kids Zone

sponsored by Hokonui

FM provided face painting,

balloons and bouncy

castles; The Sound's

Robert Taylor kept the

night rolling on­stage;

there were Christmas

carols and Santa came

along to greet the kids.

To top it off, this year

there were free Santa

gift giveaways thanks to

a partnership between

the Council and several

local businesses.

Amazing prizes

including kids bikes,

wireless headphones,

barbecues, an e­bike and

three gaming consoles

were given away every

half­hour to event­goers,

and everyone who came

along on the night was in

for achance to win.

We're delighted to

have been able to really

get into the spirit of

giving this year and give

residents a chance to

take something special

home for Christmas, and

we hope the 15 lucky

winners enjoy their gifts.

I'd especially like to

thank the businesses who

supported this initiative;

Chicago Joes, D & E

Outdoors, Mitre 10

Mega, Noel Leeming,

Smith City, Smith &

Church, The Warehouse

and Wheel Haus. Thanks

also to the retailers who

extended their opening

hours on the evening to

give people achance to

get their Christmas shopping

done before the

event.

Events such as these

would not be possible

and would certainly not

be the success that they

are without countless

people, organisations

and groups getting

involved to bring it all

together. Thank you for

your commitment and support

at this year's Light Up

the Night.

Don't forget, there are

still more exciting festive

activities this month in the

lead up to Christmas as

part of the Nights of Lights

festival. Check out the

impressive Festive Walk,

presented by Four Seasons

Treecare along East

Street, which is available

every night until 3January.

The first Buskers Night,

presented by the Ashburton

Courier is on this

Friday night in Baring

Square East, followed by

Movie Night, presented by

More FM on 16 December

and afinal Buskers Night

on 20 December.

Head to nightsoflights.

nz to learn more.

Parish opens for preschooler morning tea

Members of the cooperating

parish at St

Lukes Church in Hinds

opened the church

grounds to scores of preschoolers

last week for

their annual Christmas

morning tea.

The morning tea, with

around 50 children, some

parents, caregivers, play

centre and preschool teachers,

was led by Hinds

stalwart Rosa Bennett.

It was initially started

by the late Noeline

Clarke many years ago

with the help of Mrs

Bennett.

The children enjoyed

playing on the bouncy

castle, were visited by

Father Christmas who

gave each of them a

book, and then had a

delicious morning tea

prepared by parish

members.

Strawberries and

cream, fruit, cinnamon

oysters, cheese and

crackers, chocolate

hazelnut wafer sticks,

cheesecake, meringues

and fairy bread were

among the festive offerings.

Many of the children

present are recipients

of annual birthday

cards from Mrs Bennett,

who for as long as

anyone can remember,

has been sending, by

post, birthday cards to

preschoolers in the Hinds

district.

They get them until they

are five. One parish lady

said her children received

the annual card when they

were younger and they

were nearing 50 years old

now.

Photo: Hinds stalwart

Rosa Bennett (right) gets

into the festive spirit with

preschoolers (from left)

Amrose Kaur, 18 months,

Milly Fowler, 4, Jasmyrah

Kaur, 3, Travis Thomas, 3,

Evie McIlwaine, 4 and

Freya McIlwaine, 2.

The tree is up, lights on, and stars cut out

The treeisup, the

lights are on and the

stars have beencut out

and arebeinghung.

Altrusa

Internationalof

Ashburton, in

conjunctionwith

businessesinthe

Ashburton Arcade, is

encouragingthe public

to buy starsfor its

annual tree of

remembrance.

The stars will enable

the public to remember

familymembers or

friends whowill not be

with themat

Christmas.

Proceeds fromthe

saleofthe colourful

stars will be givento

organisations providing

palliativecare in the

district.

The treethis year is

at the Burnett Street

end of the arcade.

The saleofstars runs

fromDecember 9until

December 20.

Photo: Altrusa

International of

Ashburton members

Colleen Prendergast

and Rosemary Moore

with thetree of

remembrance.

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Tickets are$25*. Gala tickets $40*

Tutus On Tour

Sat 14th March 6:30pm

This is atailor made programme for all ages.

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their favourite works inspired by the goddess of

the hunt and of the moon. With agreat line up

of dancers this is aballet not to be missed.

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Contractor required

Apositionis available at our 250 hectarerunoff

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Thesuccessful applicantwill reporttothe owners

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Work would include:

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•Operating and maintaining pivot irrigation and

machinery

•Managing pasturefor supplementaryfeed

•Calf rearing and other stock work

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•Workhours wouldvarybetween25and

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•Renumeration dependant on experience

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You must have NZ residency and aclean current

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SITUATIONS VACANT

Waitaha Primary

Health -Board

Member

The Ashburton District Council is looking for an advocate ofpublic health to

represent our District as aBoard Member forWaitahaPrimaryHealth,formally

the RuralCanterburyPrimaryHealth Organisation.

Expressions of interest arebeing soughtfrompeoplewho havethe necessary

skills tojointhe board. You’ll be an active memberofour community who can

demonstrateacommitment andunderstanding of public health while having

strong strategic and financial skills.

This isarare opportunity to show your commitment to our district by using

yourexpertise in this important role at aboard level.

To find out more about this vacancy

and what the Ashburton District

Council has tooffer you -gotoour

website.

Expressions of interest close

Sunday,15December 2019.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

Learn to Swim

Instructor Roles

We are looking for confident people who have the ability to coach others to

achieve results. You’ll enjoy working with arange ofcustomers from babies

through toadults. Full training will be provided, but it is essential you are

approachable, outgoingand enjoy workingwith children.

Formoreinformation on this vacancy

and what the Ashburton District

Council has to offer you -please see

our website.

Applications closeWednesday,

11 December 2019.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

Welshy Contracting have a full-time permanent

position available for aClass 5truck driver and

digger operator.

Your duties will include:

• Driving trucks forhaulage

• Generallabouring

• Working on avarietyofmachinery

Youmust havethe following:

• Previous experience

• Full,cleandriver’slicence. RTWendorsementwill

be an advantage

• Ability to work unsupervised and as part of

ateam

• Willing to travel and stayaway

• Abilitytoturnupontime everyday

• Drugfree

If this sounds likeyou,giveWelshyacall on

021 369 483 and send your CV through to

admin@welshy.co.nz

2235180

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INTERIOR

PLASTERING

New or existing,

level 4finish, full skim

plaster or repairs

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2131559

ALTERATIONS, mending

and trouser hemming, curtain

alterations and curtain

making. Call Michelle on HYDRAULICS;

027 352 7248.

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478 or

Cawte 027 418 7955.

CARPET cleaning -Powerful

equipment & fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker, 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks, will hang drapes.

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020

4169 0342.

COMPUTER problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup -wireless -

networks, spyware cleanup.

On-site day or evening.

LOW FEES. Call Robin

Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966.

TRADE &SERVICES

Allworkmanship guaranteed

Ben Kruger 021 808 739 or 308 4380

ENGRAVING - 311 Engravers

for all your engraving

requirements. Jewellery,

cups, trophies, awards.

Urgent overnight service

available (conditions

apply). Call/text Trudy 022

600 7144, Facebook, email

trudydalton@icloud.com

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

and industrial pest control

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 8147 or 027 432

5447.

FOR plasterboard fixing and

stopping. Free quotes, call

Sam 022 096 1942.

FURNITURE removals -For

all your household removal

needs call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027

224 0609.

GUTTER and downpipe

cleaning and repairs. Chimney

sweeping, fly treatment.

Phone 03 394 6166

or 027 209 5026, ask for

Allan. AA Performance

Services.

Martin

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic

hose repair service 24/7.

Stockists of Aero Quip

hoses &fittings, Commercial

hydraulics, Dynacool,

Spool valves etc., MP Filtri,

Walvoil. Call Justin on 308

9778.

LEGAL work -Phone Peter

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

house sales, purchases

and refinances. Will call at

home evenings for wills,

enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PAINTING wallpapering,

plastering - No job too

small. Interior, exterior.

Professional, prompt, competitive

service. Phone

Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton

on 021 878 794 or

307 7289.

PLUMBER: Repair or

replace. Taps, shower

mixers, hot water cylinders,

basins, tubs, toilets, vanity

units, leaking pipes. Call

Pete Young, experienced

plumber 027 280 0889 /

307 7582.

PLUMBING, drainlaying,

blocked drains. Phone

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing

on 027 555 5575 or 308

1248 (Master Plumbers &

Drainlayers).

SEWING alterations - anything

considered, reasonable

rates. Smoke and pet

free home. Retired wedding

seamstress. Phone Judith

308 3084, Allenton.

ROOF COATINGS All roof

types, specialising in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not aproblem. Member

Master Painters &

Roofing Association NZ

Spraymaster 0274337780

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes -offices -

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

of Master Tinters NZ.

232 BoundaryRoad,Ashburton

www.alpscontinuousspouting.co.nz

E; benkruger@xtra.co.nz

2218859

TILING - For all your tiling

requirements including kitchen

splash backs, flooring

etc. (full water proofing),

call Kevin on 027 496 8314.

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar,

www.tintawindow.co.nz

TV Reception Specialists for

all your digital freeview

installations and repairs,

TV wall mounting, Smart

TV set-up, home theatre

installation. Call John at

Ashburton TV &Audio Ltd

03 308 7332 or 027 277

1062.

WINDSCREENS and house

glass. Qualified flat glass

glazier now in-house. Anything

glass, give us acall.

Your place or ours. Wilson

Windscreens, 152 Wills

Street, Ashburton. Phone

03 308 8485.

FOR LEASE

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2186028

0800 58 78 22

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401.

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available long or

short term at Ashburton

Storage Facilities. Contact

us on 0274 36 26 36 or

www.ashburtonstoragefacilities.co.nz

TO LET

TO RENT

Affordable Housing,

Tinwald.

One bedroom unit.

$160 week.

No pets.

References required.

Contact308 5438

Ashburton

AnglicanParish

2234546


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 5 December 2019, Page 39

SELL

CHRISTMAS trees to tag or

cut down. Open Saturday’s

and after 4pm weekdays.

Closed Sunday’s. $25 cash

only. Anthos Gardens, 94

Thews Road. 308 8386.

DRUMMOND & Etheridge

have ahuge range of John

Deere toys and merchandise,

something for everyone!

Pop into our store at

832 East Street for some

great Christmas gift ideas.

HONDA Country will make

sure your motorcycling

experience is an enjoyable

one. 20% discount on all

Fly clothing. Visit us at 740

East Street or phone 03

308 2030.

HOOPERS Outdoor Power

Centre has awide range of

mowers for you. Victa

mowers now on special.

Visit us at 11 Peter Street,

Ashburton or phone 307

7055.

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askabout our

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinderfilled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

2180822

MY Boutique - To clear,

ladies tops, skirts, trousers

and knitwear. Black Pepper

-Slade. Sizes 8,10 -take

another $10 off half price.

Triangle Shopping Centre.

PETZONE stock a great

selection of fish supplies

including goldfish, tropical

fish, tanks, weed, accessories

and food. Now at 167

Tancred Street, phone 307

8660.

PLACEMAKERS is here to

help you with your landscaping

projects. Decking,

fencing or paving? No problem.

Phone 308 9099 or

visit us at 115 Alford Forest

Road.

POOL & Pump World will

help you keep your pool

clean this summer. Robotic

cleaner and other products

available. Give Jackie acall

today at 03 308 2245.

RUGER 10 shot semiautomatic,

new scope 4x40

and silencer, two magazines,

carry case and 330

rounds of ammunition,

$350 for the lot. Contact

027 693 7003.

SIMS’ Bakery for Christmas

cakes, mince tarts, trifle

sponge, shortbread,

truffles, meringues, lemon

meringue pie &mud cake.

Christmas cake made to

order. Phone 308 5774.

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2234238

WANTED TO BUY

METAL, heavy etc. Free

light-grade metal in-yard

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.

Ashburton Scrap

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford

Forest Road (behind

Placemakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

GARAGE SALES

FABRIC and craft materials,

garden cloches and furniture,

household items. 98

Princes Street, Saturday

7th December, 9am -2pm.

CARS WANTED

CARS

CARS

WANTED!

WANTED!

DEADOR

ALIVE!

getcash now!

getcashnow!

Damaged, Mechanical,Deregistered,

Crashed, NoWOF – NO PROBLEM

Minimum of $100for most cars,

$500 formostvans,utes, trucks,4WDs*

*Conditionsapply.

Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813

FIREWOOD

SAVE $120 on next winters

firewood. 6cubic metres of

Old Man Pine $475. Limited

supply at this price. Free

delivery to most of Mid

Canterbury. Phone 027 297

7563.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

PLAINS Rotary -Mushroom

compost, bulk or bag.

Delivery can be arranged.

Contact Owen Moore 027

434 4797.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

NEW potatoes $3 per kg or

2kg for $5. Bennett, 22

Melrose Road. Phone 308

4015.

NEW season potatoes.

Nadine $2.50 per kilo.

Phone 308 3195 or 027 531

9103. 81 Elizabeth Street.

HIRE

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

8155 for abooking.

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall other medicalassistance outsideofnormal

hours please phone your generalpracticeteam, 24/7,

to speak with ahealth professionalwho will giveyou

free healthadviceonwhattodoorwheretogoifyou

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular general practice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPracticefor

Saturday7th December is Tinwald Medical Centre,

33 ArchibaldStreet.

They will hold surgeries from 10.00am until 12.00pm and

from 6.00pm until 7.00pm.

No appointmentnecessary, Surgeryphone 308 6565.

Sunday8th December is AshburtonHealth First,

308 Havelock Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 1956.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be on the

answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on

Saturdaymorning from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sundaymorning from 10.00am until1.00pm

and from 5.00pm until 7.00pm evenings.

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week and on Saturday

morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Broughttoyouby

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

PANELBEATING and spray

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.

WANTED TO RENT

WANTED cottage/house to

rent in the country, willing to

allow pets. Urgently

required. Please phone 027

411 1457.

LOST &FOUND

LOST -Chrome hubcab off

British car. Phone 308

1574.

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

WE value the service we

provide - The Courier for

advice on how you can

reach potential customers.

Call us today on 308 7664.

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

GIFTVOUCHERS

IN-STORE

$50

Blacklows TradeZoneAshburton

This voucher

entitles the

bearer to ........

$10

Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton

This voucher

entitles the

bearer to ........

STARRETT

BKK-8W

KNIFE SET

NSF certified

professional

knifeset ideal

forhunters,

chefsand

fisherpersons.

$125

STARRETT

BKK-2W

KNIFE SET

NSF certified

professional

2piece

knifeset.

$65+GST

$20

Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton

5+GST

This voucher

entitles the

bearer to ........

50

SHOP WITH THE

PEOPLE WHO KNOW ABOUT

GREATGIFT IDEAS

BAHCO

S87+7

1/4" &1/2"

DRSOCKET&

SPANNER SETT

94piece set. With

socketryand popular

spanners.Atruly

great set.

$225+GST

XCEL-ARC

XA-VA160-SP

VIPER ARC

160 WELDER

DC MMA

(stick)

inverter.

160 amp,

230 Volt.

$277.3

39+GST

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

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

REGISTRATIONFORM FORTHE

ASHBURTONDISTRICTCOMMUNITY

CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2019

The2019 CommunityChristmas lunch is being

held at the Tinwald Hall,

cnr Graham &McMurdo Streets,

Tinwald at 12.30pm on Christmas Day.

Transportisavailable -please fill in below.

This lunch is foranyone who would like to

shareChristmas Daywith others.

Thereisnocharge.

If youhaveany questions please phone Ann

308 0333 andleaveamessage.

Youare warmlyinvited to share this

special time with us.


Name(s)..............................................................................

Address ..............................................................................

...............................................................................................

Phone .................................................................................

Number attending..........................................................

Howmanyadults and names....................................


...............................................................................................

and children (names forname tags and ages

please).................................................................................

...............................................................................................

Special dietaryneeds ...................................................

...............................................................................................

Do youneed help with transport? Yes/No

We will arrange apick-up time with youbeforeChristmas Day

Please return this form to -

CommunityHouse MidCanterbury,

44 Cass Street,Ashburton

Presbyterian Supportatthe Trevor Wilson

Centre,215 Tancred Street,Ashburton

or to PO Box581, Ashburtonby

Friday13th December if possible.

Published with

the assistanceof

THE Courier is the best way

to advertise in Mid Canterbury.

Ask anyone who

regularly advertises with us

and they’ll tell you, they get

results.

PUBLIC NOTICE

2230489

ARE you struggling to make

ends meet? Need extra

money? Why not sell your

unwanted items in The

Courier! Everything helps.

DINING - Got a special

occasion coming up? Let

the Hotel Ashburton take

care of you. Phone 03 307

8887 and talk to our experienced

team.

HOSPICE Mid Canterbury -

Here when you need us. If

you, or someone you care

about has a life limiting

illness, phone 307 8387 or

027 227 8387.

Thur 5th &Fri 6th

10.00 Frozen2

10.30 TheGoodLiar

12.00 Fishermans Friends

PG

R13

M

1.00

2.00

2.40

4.15

4.20

6.00

6.00

7.50

8.15

TheAddams Family

Knives Out

Bellbird

Ride Like aGirl

TheAddams Family

Knives Out

Frozen2

Ford Vs Ferrari

TheGoodLiar

PG

M

M

PG

PG

M

PG

M

R13

Sat7th

10.00 Frozen2

PG

10.00 TheAddams Family PG

11.40 TheGoodLiar R13

11.50 Jojo Rabbit

M

1.45 TheAddams Family PG

1.50 Frozen2

PG

3.30 Fishermans Friends M

3.45 Ride Like aGirl PG

5.30 Frozen2

PG

5.40 TheGoodLiar R13

7.30 Ford Vs Ferrari M

7.45 Knives Out

M

Sun 8th

10.00 Frozen2

10.00 TheAddams Family

11.40 TheGoodLiar

12.00 Bellbird

PG

PG

R13

M

1.45

1.45

3.30

3.45

5.30

5.40

7.30

7.45

Frozen2

TheAddams Family

Fishermans Friends

Ride Like aGirl

Frozen2

TheGood Liar

Ford Vs Ferrari

Knives Out

PG

PG

M

PG

PG

R13

M

M

Mon9th,Tues 10th

&Wed 11th

9.30 Frozen2

PG

10.00 Last Christmas

11.20 Bellbird

11.50 TheGoodLiar

M

M

R13

1.00

1.50

2.35

3.50

4.20

6.00

6.10

7.50

8.10

TheAddams Family

Fishermans Friends

Ride Like aGirl

Knives Out

TheAddams Family

Frozen2

TheGoodLiar

Ford Vs Ferrari

Knives Out

PG

M

PG

M

PG

PG

R13

M

M

NO COMPS

TheAddams Family,

Frozen2,

TheGood Liar,

Knives Out

TheCancer Societyoffering

supportfor people

with acancer diagnosis

and their families

CANCER SOCIETY

TheMackenzie Centre,

122 Kermode Street,Ashburton

ContactAnnie on 03 307 7691

Christmas Concerts 2019

Friday6th December

St Stephen’s Church

Park Street,Ashburton, 12 noon and 5pm

Sunday8th December

St Andrew’s Church,

10 CoxStreet,Geraldine at 4pm

$5 door sales only $5

PLUS Foodbank donation please

SPACE available for next

weeks Courier -bequick!

Talk to us about your advertising

requirements. Phone

308 7664 or call into our

office at 199 Burnett Street,

Ashburton.

RAFFLE RESULTS

RAKAIA Branch of NZ Red

Cross - Christmas raffle

results. 1st: No. 150 Pat

Cannan; 2nd: No. 262

Wendy Carter. Thank you

for your support.

2149203

2232812

PERSONAL

ARE YOU 50-PLUS and

looking for alifestyle change?

—Privatearrangements.co.nz

MEETINGS

RAKAIA Rugby Club A.G.M.

Monday December 9,

7.30pm at clubrooms.

Members, supporters,

sponsors, coaches, players

welcome to attend. John

Lawler, secretary 03 302

7328.


Page 40, Ashburton’s The Courier, Thursday 5 December 2019

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

BARBECUES & E-BIKES - SALE NOWON

Weber Baby Q1200

Weber Q2200

Weber Q3200

• Higher roasting

lid (for taller

roasts) and

electronic ignition

• Precision built-in

thermometer

• Full colour

cooking manual

and DVD

• PDL hose and

regulator

• Lightweight

portable cart

available –$169

Lids available in red

or black for $459

Weber Original Kettle

WEEKLY$3.60*

FEEDS

UP TO

6

Medium sized Q with higher roasting lid

(for taller roasts) and electronic iginition.

• Precisionbuilt in thermometer

• Full colour cooking manualand DVD

• POL hose and regulator

Available in Titanium $599 and Black $609

LIGHTWEIGHT PORTABLE CART

AVAILABLE FROM $169

Available in

Titanium $999

$

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619 .00 and Black $1009

$

1019 .00

WEEKLY$6.91*

Weber Genesis II E310

FEEDS

UP TO

10

FOLDAWAY

WORK

TABLES

WEEKLY$4.29*

• Higher roasting lid

(for taller roasts)

and electronic

ignition

• Precision built-in

thermometer

• Full colour cooking

manual andDVD

• PDL hose and

regulator

Weber Genesis II E415

FEEDS

UP TO

12

• Immerse yourself

in the sound of

crackling briquettes

and the smell of rich

smoke.

• One-Touch cleaning

system

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bowl and lid

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Thermometer

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$

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WEEKLY$2.99*

FEEDS

UP TO

10

• 3high performance

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cast iron cookinggrills

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• Tuck away

warming rack

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SAVE

$300

$

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ONYA F19 FOLDAWAY E-BIKE TORINO

XCITY 24

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UP TO

15

• Infinityignition

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• 10year warranty

BONUS

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coverworth

$159

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TheTorino is acomfortableand well designed electric step through

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Delivering asuperbelectric ride in astylish urban package,the

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NEW24’’

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$

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runninggear.

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RIDE

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