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Sam’s drone captures flood drama

By Linda Clarke

Apicture paints athousand words,

says Mid Canterbury drone enthusiast

Sam Anderson, whose dramatic

videos and photos of the Rangitata

River flooding have been seen

around the world.

Mr Anderson and his son Matthew,

15, shared images of the

weekend emergency to authorities,

news media and on social media so

people could see exactly why the

State Highway 1and Arundel bridges

were closed.

The dramatic footage showed

what 2280 cumecs of water in the

Rangitata River can do. The river

broke its banks, damaging the southern

road approach to the Arundel

bridge and spilling into the usually

dry south branch of the river near

SH1. Flows there washed out the

main rail trunk line and parts of the

highway, then flowed over farmland

to the coast. Several Transpower

pylons were also damaged.

Locals and tourists alike could not

cross the river from Saturday morning

until noon Monday.

Mr Anderson said his images were

taken from aDJI Mavic Pro drone

that he had owned for two years. He

uses the drone during his work as

operations manager for MHV

Water, an irrigation scheme supplying

water to hundreds of farmers in

the Mayfield, Hinds and Valetta

area.

He also uses it when he goes

hunting and fishing.

The drone has arange of 7km, but

he operates it only within his line of

sight, as required by New Zealand

flying regulations.

On Saturday morning, Mr Anderson

and his son decided to check the

river at Arundel and were able to

cross the bridge and return before it

was closed. Matthew’s drone footage

of the brown, angry floodwaters was

viewed more than 70,000 times in two

days.

On Sunday, he was able to fly the

drone over damaged road on the

south side, helping roading and local

One of Sam Anderson’s dramaticshotsofthe Rangitata River in damage mode.

authorities see the extent of the

damage.

Route 72 was washed out in three

places near the Rangitata South

Irrigation ponds and contractors

worked through the night on Sunday

to remove the top seal and dump

gravel to allow traffic through on

Monday.

Mr Anderson was in the area when

traffic began flowing and said cars

were banked up for kilometres on

Hinds Arundel Road, Maronan Road

and Route 72 before authorities lifted

the closure.

He said he had been surprised the

drone footage had been so widely

viewed and that there had been

demand from national and international

news outlets. ‘‘I thought I

would just put it out there so people

could see why the bridge was closed.

They were just turning so many

people away and it was a way of

getting the message out.‘‘

He said he was happy to be

returning to his day job, while

authorities got on with the big repair

job.

The irrigation canalsand racesthat

take water from the Rangitata Diversion

Race will need to be cleared of

silt once the river returns to normal.

‘‘It shows that you really can’t

control nature.‘‘

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College carvings refurbished

By Mick Jensen

Damian Peeti, with help from

half adozen students, has repaired,

refurbished and repainted

the carvings that have stood at

the entrance of Ashburton College’s

whare for more than two

decades.

The carvings were crafted by

the late Vince Leonard, amaster

carver, and will be re­erected

and displayed in all their glory

for the start of the new academic

year.

Mr Leonard started the carvings

in the mid 1990s and they

were unveiled in 1997.

They are made from totara,

are very heavy and intricately

carved.

An impressive carving of Tawhaki,

acelebrated hero of Polynesia,

stands in the centre of

things.

Mr Peeti said he had been

among a team of volunteers

assisting Mr Leonard on the

original carving project and was

proud to have been asked to

come back to tidy them up.

‘‘I’m not amaster carver like

Vince was, but I’ve worked

through the process of repairing

the carvings, reinforcing areas

where cracks have occurred and

also in sourcing the right colours

for the painting.’’

Totara wood shavings and

glue had been used to fill cracks

and gaps and the original

maker’s plaque had been

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the restoration project.

Mr Peeti said students had

lent an enthusiastic hand over

the last four or five months, with

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and tidying up the carvings

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students’’ and he was very happy

with what had been achieved.

‘‘Vince kept an eye on the

carvings over the years, but this

is the first time they have all

been taken down and refurbished.’’

Rail track to remain closed for now

KiwiRail says it could be up to two weeks before

trains can move again through the flooddamaged

area atRangitata, but State Highway

1has been reopened to cars.

NZTA said the main road overthe Rangitata

Riverwould open late Wednesday, afterhaving

been closed to cars since Saturday morning.

KiwiRail is still working to complete afull

assessment of the damage to the line at

Rangitata as water levels are still high. Around

350m of the track was significantly affected by

flooding when the river burst its banks.

KiwiRail executive general manager operations

Siva Sivapakkiam said the company was

working hard to re­instate services as quickly as

possible for its customers, but initial estimates

were that it could bearound two weeks before

the line reopened.

Around six services aday are affected.

Authorities warn that the river isstill ina

sensitive state.

Travellers backed uponeither side of the

river atthe weekend meant accommodation

providers were soon putting upNoVacancy

signs.

In Ashburton, unexpected visitors were

encouraged to attend the town’s Christmas in

the Park event, where the Topp Twins and abig

fireworks display were major attractions.

Geraldine was overflowing, with locals offering

rooms,sleepouts and space for campervans

when commercial accommodation was booked

out.

Go Geraldine promotions co­ordinator

JaneneAdams said localsdid theirbest to make

the travellers feel welcome, providing food and

support.

‘‘ Theretailersand eateries also did their very

best to look after everyone with the pharmacy

It had taken 20 teachers to

move the bigger carvings around

in the workshop and acrane and

hoist would be used again to put

everything back in place.

‘‘This project honours the

work of master carver Vince

Leonard, who passed far too

early,’’ said Mr Peeti.

opening especially onthe Sunday and some of

the cafes giving away free coffees.

‘‘The civil defence team based at the

Geraldinelibrary and the staff at the Geraldine

visitor information centre at Kiwi Country

worked tirelessly to match travellers to accommodation,

provide information, support and

generally makepeople feel welcome. That is the

special thing about Geraldine, everyone just

pitches in and does their bit, whether it’s

something that affects our own community or

the impact is on others, we care.’’

Traffic in the town came toastandstill on

Monday as people waitedfor the Inland Scenic

Route 72 to reopen.

‘‘Once again Geraldine people showed their

care with signs going out offering water and

toilet facilities to those gridlocked and waiting

in cars.‘‘

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Islingtontransmission linewere damaged in the

flood.

The damage was caused by the collapse of a

tower anchored in the river. This caused

increased tension on other towers, three falling

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Tom sells, bows out at 72

By John Keast

Tom Gundry will not miss the

phone ringing.

Or the early starts and late

finishes.

He has donehis time and,at72,

is bowing out.

Mr Gundry has sold his freight

business to Cochranes Transport.

All he has todonow is clear up

his yardinthe Ashburton Business

Estate ­he was one of the first

tenants ­ and prepare for the

future.

Mr Gundry startedwithashearing

run around Hinds whenhewas

21.

At the start, itwas just him ­

Tom Gundry, machine shearer.

He then teamed up with George

Cartney and ‘‘I worked with him

for four orfive years’’.

Then he started to build a

shearing gang.

At one point hehad 18 shearers

on the books.

His wife, Margaret, did the

cooking.

The gang worked in Mid Canterbury.

‘‘We did 25 years onthat.’’

Then came a slinky run, then

five.

That work also spread into

South Canterbury.

Freight called.

Mr Gundry ­who reckons at one

point he knewmost farmers in Mid

Canterbury ­ bought Tom Stapleton’s

two­tonne truck for a

Christchurch­Ashburton freight

run.

‘‘He used togoto Christchurch

to bring chemicals back, sowejust

took over. It was just ajob in the

middle of the day.’’

But the freight work, like all of

Mr Gundry’s ventures, spread.

At one point, there were 10

freight trucks.

Add in contracting ­ people

employed short term for roguing,

onion cutting, general farm work ­

and itwas abusy life.

Mr Gundry knocked that work

off about five years ago, yet still

gets the odd call.

He recalls the lounge floor

covered in employment papers,

and Margaret poring over them.

There were all the Sunday night

calls to ensure he had people for

the Monday ­ and Mr Gundry,

even now,isnot fond of thephone.

Tom Gundry: bowing out.

He credits wife Margaret for

keeping the business going and for

doing all the background work.

‘‘If it hadn’t been for her, it

would not have happened.’’

Now the business has been sold,

and the yard.

Mr Gundry is now clearing out

the yard.

He does not feel yet as though

he has finished.

‘‘It hasn’t really happened yet

(retirement), but it’ll be good next

year.’’

Mr Gundry said his businesses

had employed some great people

over the years.

He recognises the faces, but not

always the names: there have been

alot.

Medical records go digital

Sealy Street Medical Centre is

digitalising the records of thousands of

patients prior to its big move next year.

The records have been scanned and

retained in digital form by the centre so

doctors and staff can refer to them as

needed, and the original documents are

being returned to patients.

Medical centre business manager

Tony Dann said the records were only

being returned to patients authorised to

collect them. People should keep them

at home in asafe, preferably locked,

place.

Auniversity student employed ayear

ago to work during the holidays has been

flat out scanning the documents. The

project should be complete by the time

the practice moves to its new building on

Tancred Street in April­May next year.

Dann said the digital records could be

more easily shared between health

providers and patients could also log on

via ConnectMed and review notes,

advice and recommended treatment

following avisit.

GP numbers will grow from three to

four when the practice moves and

becomes Eastfield Health. Dr Maria

Barroso will join the team then, moving

from Spain to New Zealand with her

Kiwi husband.

Dann said the new medical centre

would occupy rooms on the first floor of

the new building and access would be by

stairs or an lift large enough for a

mobility scooter.

There will be plenty of carparking

behind the building, with access off Cass

Street. The new building is beside the

existing St John shop.

Dann said alot of thought had been

put into the layout of the new rooms,

which were light, spacious and friendly,

with wide doors and easy access.

There will be eight consulting rooms,

compared to three at Sealy Street, and

three observation rooms and a

procedure room (compared to two

current treatment rooms). Rooms will

be sound­proofed for privacy and air

conditioned.

The medical centre has astaff of 18,

including part­timers.

Patients who want to, will also be able

to self­check their blood pressure,

weight and height in asemi­private area.

Sealy Street has been at its current site

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Hard pressed to harness nature

Events ofthe past week have

shown the powerful and cruel

side of nature. It is aforce that

cannot becontrolled.

The South Island was effectively

split in two when the

Rangitata River burst its banks

after 350mm of rain in the

Southern Alps. Tourists, locals

and truck drivers found themselves

stranded for several days.

Some were on holiday, some

were working, some had simply

taken adrive to see the river

raging at its angriest in 25 years,

and others were delivering supplies

north and south.

The consequences, for roading

contractors and farmers,

will be long lasting. There are

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roads, rail tracks and power

lines to repair and pastures that

will need time to recover.

But at least no lives werelost.

The same can’t be said in

Whakatane, where adventure

tourists to White Island lost

their lives when White Island

spontaneously erupted.

Veteran Mid Canterbury

adventurer David Howden was

in the office this week. Itis no

surprise that he has visited

White Island, such is his passion

for adventure and the

great outdoors.

He was there several years

ago, when the island was in a

benign state.

He remembers going by boat

to the island, while tour operators

talked about its geological

and commercial history. White

Island was once quarried for its

sulphur, used infertiliser, but

an eruption years ago put paid

to that and abandoned buildings

have been corroded by the

volcanic gases over time.

David, not aman who scares

easily, said he had afeeling of

trepidation asthey landed.

The visitors were given gas

masks and had to wear sturdy,

protective footwear.

The island in its raw state was

breath­taking. There were bubbling

mud pools and steam, and

streams that ran over bright

yellow and orange sulphur

crystals.

But the visitors were left in

no doubt safety was paramount

in the harsh environment and

therewere strict rules to follow.

The island is always active, but

no­one could have predicted

the magnitude and the suddenness

of this week’s eruption.

Nature doesn’t follow rules,

but that won’t stop those who

are passionate about it wanting

to get close.

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Letters to the editor

Each year Ashburton's St

VincentdePaul Society receives

many donations of items to help

stock its shop as well as money

and food to stockthe pantry,

and 2019 has been no exception.

These gifts range from small

amounts to very large

donations.

We wish to thank all our

donors, whether they have given

clothing, linen, money,food or

furniture.

We are grateful for all these

gifts, whichhave enabled us to

help so many people throughout

the whole Ashburton District in

so many waysthroughout the

year.

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Litter Free Ashburton

volunteers have done their last

clean up for the year and will be

back as agroup in February.

We want to thank all the

businesses and council who have

supported us throughout the

year.

Avery special thank you to all

the localswho independently

pick up litter when they are out

and about.Well donefor doing

yourbit to make adifference.

Let us as acommunity

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our roads,streets and green

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hopefully you will come andjoin

us in the new year.

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Ashburton’s Paul Chamberlain says improving your

mental wellbeing can be as easy as taking a walk,

meeting afriend for coffee or working in the garden.

It’s not rocket science, he says, but it can be atricky

subject to broach.

Paul, or Pup as he is widely known, has been down

that path himself. He likens his anxiety to the flu and

says treatment has cured him; he says friends, family

and community were an important part of the journey.

The former police officer now works as ahealth

promoter and was one of 34 Kiwibank local heroes

presented with specially­made medals recently.

He says he was proud to accept the medal, because

it gave the organisations and issues close to his heart

ahigher profile.

Pup is ahealth promoter with Community Public

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Ashburton employed with the Lives Worth Living

project.

As apolice officer, he led the DARE (drug abuse

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and delivered the programme to over 40 schools.

He said he and fellow DARE educator Chris

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The network of relationships developed as apolice

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and he says his focus now is on encouraging others to

take responsibility for their wellness. He firmly

believes in putting resources at the top of the cliff,

rather than in the emergency services at the bottom.

Community plays abig role in how people feel about

themselves and Pup said his job was to empower the

community to look after itself and be resilient. That

means encouraging more people to start aconversation

with afamily member, work colleague or teammate,

especially if they knew that person was having a

hard time.

Often people just needed to vent to a genuine

listener, but sometimes they needed help and support

or professional counselling.

‘‘It takes just one person to say Icare and maybe

take someone for a coffee or go with them to a

doctor.‘‘

Pup says while parts of the community are hurting,

like rural people dealing with Mycoplasma bovis, there

were plenty of opportunities for all people to gather

socially, from sport to service clubs, and connect with

real people rather than online.

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Big crowd at domain

Christmas concert

Thousands turned out

for some early festive

cheer at Saturday’s

Mitre 10 Mega

Christmas in the Park.

The Topp Twins

were the headline act at

the Domain Oval

variety concert, which

included anumber of

local performers.

Joining the Topp

Twins on the night

were Julia Bell, Nikita

Hyde, Ocean Waitokia,

Ange Kara Ingley,

Brian Taylor, Sarah

Heney, Libby Higson,

Brooke Dwyer and the

ABC Community

Choir, as well as local

dancers from Life

Dance Academy.

Crowds filled most of

the domain oval space,

with many picnicking

and enjoying calm, mild

conditions.

Amega fireworks

show rounded off the

evening and lit up the

night sky just before

10pm.

Lisa Anderson

recreated the event

with the Christian

Ministers’ Association

in 2013 in order to

bring the community

together and to

celebrate the true

meaning of Christmas.

New strategy to manage

black backed gull numbers

A Canterbury Southern Black­backed

Gull/Karoro (SBBG) management strategy

has been developed in Ashburton,

after many months sourcing input from

community groups.

A draft strategy to deal with the

growing numbers of native SBBG was

released in November last year. It was

written by Wildlife Management International’s

Mike Bell and Paula

Harborne for Environment Canterbury

(ECan).

The finalised strategy, released this

week, sets out key recommendations for

the management of the gulls in Canterbury

and will be used when prioritising

and aligning control work.

The authors include four recommendations;

a containment control

approach, that Southern Black­backed

Gull/ Karoro control be carried out on

all sections of rivers which have a

mammalian predator programme,

efforts to reduce the Canterbury Southern

Black­backed Gull/ Karoro population

by five percent ayear, for the next

20 years, and the establishment of a

Southern Black­backed Gull/ Karoro

management co­ordinator.

The gull, estimated at 60,000 birds in

the lower Canterbury rivers, has no

known predators.

They attack and kill other native birds

and their eggs, peck eyeballs from farm

animals, forage in human landfill and

spread disease such as salmonella and E.

coli.

They look similar to agiant seagull

but weigh between 1kg and 1.4kg. And

had been caught on camera eating eggs

from nests and the chicks of other native

species along braided riverbeds, manyof

which had declining populations such as

the wrybill, black­fronted tern and kaki/

black stilt.

The black­backed gulls are one of

three native gull species ­the others are

the black­billed gulls (nesting in the

Ashburton River) and the red billed

gulls.


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Concert cancelled

The Mid Canterbury

Choir was forced to cancel

its Geraldine Christmas

concert on Sunday

due to the SH1 and Route

72 bridge closures.

The choir considered

rescheduling, but with

some members and guest

Tainui Kuru unavailable,

decided against it.

Choir manager Carol

Gunn said the two Ashburton

concerts were well

supported and they would

Andrew Falloon

MP for Rangitata

invites you to a

Seniors Morning Tea

Catchupoveracup of

teaand amincepie

Friday13December, 10am

Senior Centre, Ashburton

Contact

03 3087510

alison.driscoll@

parliament.govt.nz

return to Geraldine next

year.

She said people could

still donate a nonperishable

donation for

the foodbank by taking it

to St Andrew’s Church on

Cox Street, or take it

directly to the foodbank.

The Salvation Army in

Ashburton received six

large boxes of nonperishable

goods donated

by concert goers in Ashburton.

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

Twins share memory lane

Lynda and Jools Topp check out the display showcasing events during

their activism years.

By Mick Jensen

Two special guests have

enjoyed a nostalgic look

around the latest exhibition

at Ashburton

Museum, an exhibition

celebrating Kiwi icons the

Topp Twins.

Lynda and Jools Topp

took atrip down memory

lane on Friday to check

out the exhibition, which

showcasestheirlivesinthe

public eye over the last 40

years.

The exhibition, spread

over multiple areas ofthe

museum, celebrates the

contribution the sisters

have made to New Zealand's

social, cultural and

political landscape.

It focuses on theiractivism

andconcerttours, and

includes television footage,originalcostumes

and

also replica dress­up

costumes featuring Topp

Twin characters like Ken

and Ken, and Camp

Leader and Camp

Mother.

Jools Toppsaid thepair

had laidout aroomfull of

stored personal items collected

over many years

and the team atTeManawa

Museum inPalmerston

North ‘‘hadtakenwhat

they wanted’’ to develop

the exhibition acouple of

years ago.

She said the Topp

Twins had always ‘‘stood

up to be counted’’ during

their activism year,

whether it was the battle

for gay rights, equality for

women, the 1981

Springboks tour, messages

from Greenpeace or other

causes.

‘‘For usit’s been about

solidarity. Assisters we’ve

always supported each

other, taken someflak,but

fought for things that we

believed and that were

worth fighting for.’’

New causes were in the

spotlight today, including

climate change, and she

welcomed young people

leading the fight for what

they believed.

In terms of their many

years on the entertainment

stage, Lynda Topp

said the sisters believed

they had helped ‘‘put

Kiwiana on the map’’.

‘‘We made our characters

accessible and

funny because atthe end

of the day, laughter isthe

best medicine.

‘‘We have been called

‘unique’, told not to

change and for usbeing

generous and honestisthe

most important thing.’’

Lynda and Jools Topp

say they are just acouple

of country girls that are

not yet done with touring,

or activism.

The sisters are keen to

promote an organic New

Zealand that focuses on

the importance of water

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Catching farmers on home turf

By Toni Williams

Mid Canterbury’s Craig

Wiggins and Dr Sue

Fowlie, of Rakaia

MedicalCentre, are

taking health care to the

rural community.

It’spart of their

Farmer Firstinitiative,

set up to makesure

people working in the

ruralsector get accessto

healthcarethey would

not normally make time

to do.

Mr Wiggins, who has a

beef and arableproperty

on the Dromore

Methven Road,inMid

Canterbury,isastrong

ruraladvocate known for

his video journalismas

well as efforts organising

events to improve farmer

welfare, suchasthe The

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the Races.

He said the caravan,

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to the Coalgate saleyards

and the Waimate sheep

show using Mr Wiggins’

horsefloat,saw between

50 to 60 peoplevisit a

day.

People got afiveminute

health check,

including achat,with

bloodpressure, pulse,

oxygen percentage,

Rural advocate Craig Wiggins and Dr Sue Fowlie, of Rakaia Medical Centre,

are taking health care to the rural community with their Farmer First

initiative.

blood glucose,

cholesterol,weight and

body massindex,

pulmonary function and

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all checked.

Mr Wiggins said

thankstothe backingof

GlobalHQ owner Dean

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brightorangecaravan

and wouldcontinue to

visit rural events to be

accessible.

‘‘Thereisaneedfor

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‘‘Thereare lotsof

saleyards or farming

events where farmers are

at easeand able to visit

the caravan.’’

He saidnow with four

events undertheir belt,

the Farmer First team

had seen more than 220

farmers,stock agents

and ladiesfrom the

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Not surprisingly 25 to

30 per cent of those

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DELLOW Diana Helen;

on December 4, 2019

at Rosebank Resthome,

Ashburton, surrounded by

her family. Aged 79 years.

Dearly loved partner of

Maurice CReid and much

loved wife of the late

Trevor Dellow. Loving

mother and mother in

law of Denise and Gary,

Malcolm and Trudi, and

Julie and Peter Clemett.

Treasured grandma of

Hamish and Ayla, Matilda,

Nic, and Connor. Much

lovedand respectedbythe

Reid family. Messages to

the Dellow family c/- PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

A service for Diana has

been held.

Paterson’s

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BIRD, Pamela Rosemary:

on December 6, 2019.

Suddenly, at her home,

Ashburton. Aged 87 years.

Dearly loved and devoted

wife ofTed for 58 years.

Much loved mum and

mother in law ofDennis,

Alan and Kate, and Philip

and Amanda. Loved nan

of Nicholas, Michael and

Emily, Kimberley, Jamiee,

and Jayden; Cindy, and

Jo. Messages to the

Bird family, Villa 8/55

Queens Drive, Ashburton

7700. Donations to

the Ashburton Blind

Foundation would be

appreciated and may be

leftatthe service. Aservice

for Pamela will be held at

St David’s Union Church,

Allens Road, Ashburton on

Wednesday December 11,

commencing at 1.30pm.

Followed byinterment at

the Ashburton New Lawn

Cemetery.

Paterson’s

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GIBSON, Judith Anne:

(Jude): Passed away

peacefully on December

5, 2019 at Ashburton

Hospital, surrounded by

her devoted family. Dearly

loved and loving wife of

Peter. Adored mum and

“Jude” of Andrew and

Carlyle, Mel and Dean,

and Hamish and Jo.

Cherished grandmother

and “Jude” of Issy; Jacob,

Poppy, Joey, and Lulu; Flo,

Izzy, and Mikey. Loved

daughter ofthe late Mona

and Noel Reddecliffe and

sister and sister in law

of the late Tony, and Kay

and Stephen McBride; the

late Merryn and Michael

Forbes and Sally and Grant

Newby. Messages to the

Gibson family,POBox 472,

Ashburton 7740. Aservice

celebrating Jude’s life has

been held.

Paterson’s

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HARE, Sheila: Died

peacefully at her home in

Ashburton, surrounded

by her daughters, on

December 8, 2019. Dearly

loved wife of the late

Jack. Beloved mother and

mother in lawofLynda and

David Kepes, Alison and

Roger Thomas, and Joce

and Donald Robertson.

Loved granny of Moana,

Jesse, the late Nadav,

Gabriel, Reuben, and Eli;

Sam, Louise, and Jeremy;

Zac, the late Caitlin, and

Annie and loved great

granny ofArchie, and Lola;

Malia, and Meka; Natalie;

Jock, and Finn. Messages

to the Hare family, P O

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

Donations to Child Cancer

in memoryofSheila would

be appreciated and may

be left at the service.

A service to celebrate

Sheila’s life will be held at

St David’s Union Church,

Allens Road, Ashburton

on Friday December 13,

commencing at 2.00pm.

Followed by private

interment.

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PETERSON, Eileen Hume:

On FridayDecember 6, 2019

at Terrace View Retirement

Village, Ashburton. Loved

wife and friend of the late

Allister Grigor Peterson.

Special ‘aunt’ of Blair and

Sheryl Maconie and John

Maconie, and Penny Read.

Messages to Blair Maconie,

10 Heath Street, Timaru

7910. Many thanks to the

staff at TerraceView for the

wonderful care of Eileen

over the last five years. At

Eileen’s request a private

servicehas been held.

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SMITH, Valda Jessie:

Peacefully at The Oaks Rest

Home, Christchurch on

December 9, 2019 aged 87

years. Beloved wife ofthe

late Bevan, cherished and

loved mum, mum-in-law

and nana of Brenda, Mark,

and Madison.

Messages to: The Smith

Family, c/- PO Box 6035,

Ashburton7742.

Always so loving,

thoughtful and kind,

what beautiful memories

youleavebehind.

Youmay haveleftthis

world behind,

but youwill never leave

our hearts and mind.

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Val’s life will be held at the

Brantwood Chapel, Trott’s

Garden, 371 Racecourse

Road, Ashburton on

MONDAY, December 16,

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Tim’s South Island trek

to raise cancer funds

By Toni Williams

Tim Adams may have blisters on all

the hot spots on his feet and walk

with alimp, but he’s determined to

carry on walking the 920km length

of the South Island to raise money

for the Cancer Society.

Mr Adams, who passed through

the Ashburton District earlier this

week, is raising money for the

society in his ‘A long walk –Picton

to Bluff’ event, walking along State

Highway 1­orthe equivalent in

distance.

He has already been detoured at

Kaikoura, and in his next leg he will

hit the overflowed river at Rangitata.

A detour saw him continue

walking the required distance

toward Temuka.

He has aplan to follow; it will

take 23 days, walking between

35km and 55km a day, for an

average nine and ahalf hours aday.

So far he has raised more than

$6000 and is well on his way to

reach his newly revised goal of

$10,000; it was initially $3000,

which he reached before he started

his walk.

Anyone can view his progress; he

has aFacebook page and donations

can be made at the Cancer

Society’s ‘doyourthing’ Canterbury

West Coast page.

Mr Adams started at Picton on

November 30 and will finish in

Bluff on December 22.

He has been supported along the

way by family and friends manning

support vehicles and/or providing

accommodation and meals.

And he got to spend time at

home in Rolleston with his family

during his Canterbury leg.

While passing through Ashburton,

during day 10 of his walk, he

had the added support of Ashburton

Fire Museum volunteers Carl

Tim Adams, centre, supported through Ashburton by Ashburton

Fire Museum volunteers Carl Petersen, left, and Bill Hart, who

drove alongside in aclassic fire engine.

Petersen and Bill Hart, who were

driving alongside in a classic

museum fire engine.

Mr Petersen’s son, Jason, was

support crew for Mr Adams at the

time.

“I couldn’t do it without them,”

Mr Adams said of his wife, and

supporters.

Among them at different stages

will be his mother­in­law, an uncle

and aunt, family friends, mates, and

his brother, father and stepmother.

When the Courier caught up

with him, the noon temperature

had hit 28 degrees and he was

seeking shade where he could sit

down for lunch.

Lunch, whipped up by Jason

Petersen, consisted of two loaded

ham sandwiches, with lettuce,

cheese and tomato along with a

rehydrating drink full of electrolytes.

Mr Adams said the walk was an

idea he had back in his 20s, when he

was in the army and around him

friends and family were being

diagnosed with different cancers.

It finally became an option last

year after yet another family member

was diagnosed.

“It relit the fire,” he said.

No longer in the army, but rather

an IT computer technician, Mr

Adams’ training, which started earlier

this year, consisted of building

up his walking fitness around

Christchurch.

While walking to keep his mind

focused, he has an audio book and

music to listen to when he is not

taking in the natural wonders

around him.

Despite the best preparation, a

calf injury on day two of his walk

threatened to end the dream but a

walking pole helped him to hobble

to The Store at Kekerengu, and

then to Kaikoura where amassage,

physiotherapy and acupuncture got

him through.

“I’ve got blisters in all the hot

spots on my feet, but I’m looking

after them (preventing any infection).

Hikers wool (a blisters treatment)

has been fantastic.”

Sutton to head

EA Networks

EA Networks has

announced Roger

Sutton as its new CEO,

starting in February.

He replaces Gordon

Guthrie, who has

retired.

Board chairman Phil

McKendry said Mr

Sutton was an obvious

choice for the role due

to his many

directorships with

various electrical lines

companies, including

EA, and his past

leadership of the

Christchurch­based

electricity lines

company Orion and the

Canterbury

Earthquake Recovery

Authority (CERA)

where he resignedfrom

in 2015.

Sutton said he was

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ownership

model and that the

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Pipe relic deserves more

By Mick Jensen

It’s unique, an unusual example of adaptive

use that typifies the Kiwi approach of

making do and using whatever materials

are to hand, and it’s sitting in apaddock in

central Methven, unbeknown to most.

Methven’s pipe shed is avisible representative

of the Rangitata Diversion Race

(RDR), the big irrigation scheme that

began in 1937 and which, when completed

in 1945, provided water to 500 farms,

covering 64,000 hectares or 32 per cent of

Mid Canterbury.

There are no known examples of other

buildings being constructed of concrete

pipes elsewhere in New Zealand.

The pipe shed is aCategory 1listing with

Heritage New Zealand (HNZ) and a

Group A heritage item on the council’s

district plan and was once used for storage.

It is made from one of the large circular

concrete pipes made for the RDR.

Methven identity Viv Barrett said the

pipe shed was avisible reminder of the

engineering feat of the RDR, an accomplishment

that had helped transform farming

on the Canterbury Plains.

The shed was used to store explosives

and also concrete, and was built in 1940.

The site it occupies was once an RDR

work camp, one of a number set up to

support the build, he said.

Around the pipe shed were houses for

workers and work depot facilities, including

an office.

As akid, Mr Barrett, his parents and

four siblings lived in ahouse on asimilar

RDR camp at Winchmore.

‘‘The shed is asignificant part of our

local heritage, but the problem is, not many

people know about it because it’s hidden

away and is not all that accessible.’’

While it was accessed through agate at

the far side of the Garden of Harmony off

South Belt, it was ‘‘a bit of awalk’’, he said.

The 3.65m diameter pipe is set on a

concrete foundation slab that was aprecast

control gate for the water race. Timber

wedges were added to keep the cylindrical

structure stable, and with concrete ends

Students plant for good

Ashburton College

students from the 9V

Innovation class put their

green fingers to good use

planting native trees in

the Ashburton Industrial

Estate green corridor.

They were among

many college students

taking part in citizenship

projects around the district,

to put into practice

what they had learned

about citizenship’s good

and bad attributes.

Teacher Shelly Robson

said the students had

learned about plastic and

good pollinators such as

bees, and how they influenced

the environment.

So when it came time to

select an issue that bothered

them, many knew

about carbon dioxide in

the atmosphere so

wanted to plant trees to

combat its negative

Viv Barrett stands on the steps of the Methven pipe shed, which sits in a

paddock.

added to enclose the space and atimber

internal floor inserted, it became asecure

storage area.

Internally it is not in great condition and

the original door has been replaced.

Past buildings around it have long since

gone and it sits today in splendid isolation,

with the land around it leased out by land

owner Ashburton District Council for

grazing.

Mr Barrett and RDR management are

keen for more people to see the pipe shed

and to learn more about the story of the

RDR scheme, which today enables the

district to grow more than 70 different

types of crop.

‘‘I’d love to see it moved to the end of the

land site and close to Main Street where it

effects.

Working with Ashburton

District Council open

spaces manager David

Askin, who pointed them

in the direction of the

estate corridor, the whole

class, aged 13 and 14

can be easily viewed.

‘‘It would be great to have it alongside

Methven’s oldest building, the Roads

Board building, or near it.’’

Mr Barrett and RDR boss Tony McCormick

have already approached Heritage

NZ, Methven Community Board, and

intend talking with Ashburton council

about future possibilities and a possible

relocation.

‘‘I know the heritage people are not keen

on it moving, because they say the site is

more significant than the building, but it

was moved to the site in the first place, and

moving it afew hundred metres away on

the same site will enable more people to

appreciate its heritage value,’’ Mr Barrett

said.

years old, got on board to

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They were also joined

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staff Greta Hampton,

Vaughan Mathieson,

Jono Hooper and

Cezarne Rodgers.

Around 30 native trees,

supplied by Southern

Woods Nurseries, were

planted in the hard stony

ground alongside Smallbone

Drive, at the

entrance to the estate.

Other class projects

included a fundraising

bake sale, afood drive for

the food bank and a

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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 42

12 December 2019

DeputyPrincipal Message

End-of-School Year

With the end ofanother school year upon us, we

areinthe process of recognising the hardworkof

our students with prize-givingsfor Year 9, Year 10,

and our SLSU students thisweek. We also saywell

done toall of the prize-winners. The awards are

invariably the result of hard work, commitment

and perseveranceoveraperiod of time.These are

attributes that will serve our studentswell in their

futureeducation andlives beyond school.

It is always great tosee parents, caregivers and whānau attending these

events,asthey playahuge partinthe success of our young people.Asa

College, weare always striving to improve our connection with whānau

and have theminvolved in the learning of our students.With this in mind,

please always feel free to contactthe College and teachers of your child if

youhaveany questions or concerns,especially when the new school year

begins. Byworking together, wecan support all of our young people to

achieveindividual excellence.

PhoenixRisingChoir

On Tuesday evening, our junior choir Phoenix Rising returned from

their Top ofthe South tour. This event isalways ahuge success, with

performances and workshops across the upper part ofthe South Island.

Thetour is testamenttothe work and commimentofthe students and the

teachers and choral leaders who tour with them. Thank you inparticular

to Angie Cresswell, Carolyn Clough, Ron Cresswell, Olivia Pike and

Leen Braam for their contributions that allowed this trip to happen.

It is always great tosee students representing our College in the wider

community and displaying the AshColl Way bydemonstrating Quality,

Pride and Respect inall that they do. Itisalso rewarding to see music

continuing to flourish at the College,asithas along and proud historyin

this area and has produced manyacclaimedmusicians.

Opportunities

The Top of the South Tour is just one example of the many cultural,

sporting and academic opportunities that students are offered at

AshburtonCollege.Asthe school year is ending and students reflect and

plan for next year Iwould encourage them to consider: ‘did Imake the

most of the various opportunities on offer in 2019?’ If the answer is no,

then this may beanopportunity toextend themselves for 2020. Aswith

life ingeneral, you get out of it what you put in, so take opportunities

when they arise.

RecognitionofSupporters of the College

Themanyopportunities on offer areonly possible due to the contributions

of many community members, teachers and support staff going above

and beyond their roles.This wascelebratedlast week with the Supporters’

Recognition Function in the College Staffroom. While not all who had

contributed could attend, 291 members of our local community were

invited for having voluntarily assisted in asporting, cultural or academic

contextduring 2019. Another huge thank youtoyou all on behalf of our

students,parents and staff.

Appreciation

As students finish forthe year it is also importantwerecognise that, very

often, other members of the whānau are still working, along with the

stresses of preparing forthe festiveseason. With this in mind,Iurgeall of

our students who areonholiday to makeareal efforttomake thelives of

others around them easier by wayofhelping out around home. Helping

out is not only abenefit to others, but hopefully also provides asense of

personal satisfaction.

Have asafeand happyholiday,and aMerry Christmas.Welook forwardto

seeing youagain in the new year.

Kiapai tō rā haratei!

Events

Year 10 Mountain Biking Trip

During last week, students from both Outdoor Education

Jono Hay

DeputyPrincipal

classes had an outing on Ashburton’s local Mountain Biking

track. Teacher Luke Martin said that this is such agreat

resource to have in the community.

Students had previously spent time learning aboutmountain

biking, and how-to-ride to basic maintenance onmountain

bikes such as changing apunctured tyre. Students set off

from College and biked out to the start of the track, bythe

AllentonRugbyClub. They thenraced down to the skills park

forabreak,and to then challengethemselves on the various

jumps and courses that have been set up. Bradley Vercoe

and Kyle Cabading were the only students to have some

issues with apunctureand brokenchain!

With avarietyofskill levels across the studentgroups it was

great to see them supporting each other, sharing advice

and cheering each other on. All students tried the different

jumps and, bar acouple ofscrapes, everyone managed to

stayinjury-free.

After the skills park itwas arace/ride tothe Tinwald Bridge

and back to the Allenton Rugby Club. All students enjoyed

the afternoonandwere able tochallengethemselves. Luke

said this wasagreat trip to finishthe year with.

BoardofTrustees News ...

Ashburton College is a College for our

Community. We are well-supported byour

community and it is astrength of our school

that the Board ofTrustees does not take for

granted.

OutdoorPursuitsand Sports

There isalong list of opportunities for our

youth. Many of these opportunities are made

possible and enhanced by the fantastic

facilities that our community has developed:

The EANetworks Centre, Ashburton Trust Event Centre, Lake Hood

Aquatic Park, Mountain Bike Parks, Mt Hutt Skifield, Ashburton Trust

Tennis Centre, sports grounds and clubs -the list goes on.

These resources are complemented bydedicated coaches, managers

and supporters, with parents and College staff getting in behind to

ensureour youth succeed and grow personally.

Employment

At the heartofour region is water, and greatsoils to grow whateverour

farmers can generateasustainable returnfrom. Thelevel of complexity

of science, management and execution required to do this creates

opportunities for employment across many trades and professions.The

infrastructure, telemetry, technology, data and professional support

demands arecontinuingtorampup, creating greaterdemand from milk

harvesters,totechnicians, webdesigners, accountants and teachers with

increasingly challenging and diverse school roles.

Culture

Ashburton College students have great opportunities to engage in arts

and performance. Havingafirst-class EventCentreinthe district ensures

that our youth can showcase their well-taught talents. Importantly, the

Centre attracts moreand more nationaltalentand shows to our town, so

students can appreciate and learn.

Biculturalism

TheAshburtonregion has avaried and rich skilled work forcethatkeeps

our region’s economic momentum moving forward. This young,vibrant

workforce iscreating great opportunities for our students to appreciate

and respect awide range ofcultures. A globally connected, hopefully

collaborativesociety, will be the new worldweliveand work in.

Philanthropy

Ashburton College has been well-supported by the generous

philanthropyofsome individuals and organisations.

Public examples include Advance Ashburton, the Community Trust of

Mid and South Canterbury, Rotary Club of Ashburton, the Ashburton

Trust and Lion Foundation. Thefunding from these organisations allows

Ashburton College to support students to alevel we are not able to

achievewith standardMinistryofEducation funding.

Examples of use of this generous funding is all student-focused and

includes Learning Support Assistance for students in the Kōhanga

Programme, Reading Mentors’ Programme, Tertiary Scholarships,

Student Support to assist where disadvantage applies and where

external assessmentisimportant, Peer Supportfunding,Learner Driver’s

Licenceopportunities and support.

As Board ofTrustee members we are legally the final step in the

disciplinary process for our students. Like the balance ofNew Zealand,

we have challenges in our town with aminority ofour youth. The

supportofthis communityisessential in minimising the impactofafew,

and ensuring thatall of our students make apositivecontributiontoour

communitynow and in the future.

JeremySavage

Chairperson

(Pictured left): ElizabethHastieonthe way

down theslatted ramp.

(Pictured above): Jack Wood on the

mounds.

(Picturedleft): Kyle Cabading

about to takealeap of faith,with

control!

Congratulations

Year 9Boys’ Cricket Team Success Continues

The Ashburton College team maintained winning form with victory

over Lincoln High School on Friday29November.

Coach Kyle Henderson said that agrey and windy day greeted Ashburton

College as they arrived atLincoln High School, to play inthe latest round

of theNew Zealand Cricket Junior Boys’Year 9KnockoutCompetition. Only

one week had passedsincetheirclosely-foughtmatchagainst Timaru Boys’

High School,and the team travelledtoLincoln brimming with confidence.

Winning the toss,captain Lachie Jemmett elected to put his team in to bat

first.

Team Members on the day were –

Lachie Jemmett (Captain), Oliver Hobbs, Logan Johnson, Nick Kershaw,

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

TomRosevear andNicholasStringer.

Ollie Strawbridge and Fletcher Hobbs were unavailable due to illness and

injury, and were replaced byNick Kershaw and Fletcher's twin brother

Oliver Hobbs.

SluggishStart Overcome

AshColl got off to adifficult start, losing both openers within the first five

overs.This placedthemon the back foot as SebMcMillan took the crease.

Two wickets lost for only thirteen runs had put the pressure onthe middle

order batsmen.However,Seb took charge of the innings, scoring afast 51

runs off just32balls. During his 45 minutes at the crease,Seb would push

the run rate from 2.8 to over 5.5. Kyle said his runs came from amasterful

display ofoffensive batting, hitting five boundaries and two huge sixes

over mid-wicket. Seb was also supported by some excellent performances

from the middle order. Jack Middleton kept the run rate ticking over with

ahard fought 13 off 21 balls, while Sam Orr would form the foundation

of the conclusion of the innings. Batting for nearly an hour, Sam scored a

patient and well-crafted 22 runs off the 43 balls he faced. Nick Kershaw

and Oliver Hobbs would bat out the remaining overs scoring 2(11) and

12(23) respectively.

AshColl Fielding

Having set atotal of157, Ashburton took to the field defending a

required run rate of4.51. Jack Middleton (pictured bowling below) and

HamishO’Reilly would make the mostofthe newball.

After three overs Lincoln found themselves two wickets down for just one

run.Facing nearlyinsurmountable odds, Lincoln then put togetherastring

of partnerships that would keep their hopes alive. Batting for acombined

191minutesthey established aseries of solid partnerships which hampered

Ashburton’s momentum in the field, taking Lincoln from one run for two

wickets off three overs to 115 forseven off 31 overs.

During this time, Lincoln consistently increased their run rate, multiplying

the pressure onAshburton’s fielders. The pressure showed, with several

catches droppedand unforcederrors madeinthe field.

AshColl’sChances

Ashburton’s hopes of continuing in the competition were kept alive by

an outstanding individual effort bythe team’s captain, Lachie Jemmett.

Leading by example, Lachie caught Jacob Bennett from Lincoln and was

involved in all four ofthe runouts; two of which Lachie threw down the

wicket directly.

(Pictured right):

Lachie Jemmett

running up to

bowl.

VictorytoAshColl

Ashburton, forced to takeadefensive strategy,managed to contain Lincoln’s

batsmen, successfully slowing the run rate enough to secure victory.

Jack Middleton took his second catch ofthe day toend the game in the

35th over,leaving Lincoln High School 15 runs shortoftheir target.

Most Valuable Player

Lachie Jemmett wasawarded Most Valuable Player of the game.

Next Round

Ashburton now moves ontothe next round of the competition and, to

continue forward, must gain awin over St Bede’s College, the timing of

which is still to be confirmedatthe time of this article going to print.

Training/Highest Outcome to Date

This is the best-performed an Ashburton College team has been in this

tournament and College is very appreciative ofMid Canterbury Cricket

offering the team the use of their facilities and time with their Development

Coach on Wednesday, 04 December.


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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 42

12 December 2019

Staff -Farewells

At this time of the year we oftenfarewell anumber of staff,for avariety

of reasons and with our appreciation, and this year is no exception.

Long-serving staff

This year we acknowledge three long-serving staff members, who have

committed the greater part oftheir working lives, energy and expertise

to AshburtonCollege.

We areindebted to their sterling contributions. Itisone thing to be in a

workplacefor along time,but it is quiteanother to offer qualityservice

and makeadifferencetostudents, staff and the workplaceoverthis time.

We thank these staff members for this, and, most importantly, for who

they have been as people. They will be missed but are certainly wished

well in their futureendeavours.

Between these staff members we farewell an amazing total of 116 years

of experience, institutional knowledge, contributions to students and

staff,and collegial friendships.

Some key aspects of all that they have given to the life and work of the

College areoutlined below.

Mark Gleason

Mark Gleason is an Ashburton College legend! Amere

49 years ago he began at Ashburton College, atatime

of additional ‘new’buildings on-siteata‘new’Ashburton

College,and straightout of Teachers’College.

Mark advised in his application that hewas interested

in most sports but especially softball, basketball

and athletics – all of which he became involved in,

coaching girls’ and boys’ softball teams for over twenty

years and numerous basketball teams, amongst other

contributions. Uptothis year’s final StudentExecutivevStaff Chess Match,

Mark has consistently been the ‘King’player.

His initial appointment was as Assistant Teacher ofHistory, English and

Social Studies. Since then subjects have included ‘Liberal’Studies; General

Studies; responsibility for/teaching of students with Specific Learning

Difficulties; responsibilities forCurriculum Development/Associate Health

Co-ordinator; Head of Department History; and Associate Head of Social

ScienceFaculty. It must be said here, too, thatnumerous students of History

have enjoyed the long-standing Akaroa Field Trip, organised by Mark with

departmentstaff.

Mark developed the ‘new’New Zealand Law programme, introducing it to

Ashburton College in his early years here and, asheretires now from his

part-time position, he is still ateacher of Lawand History, at Year 13 level.

Extra-curricular portfolios included ‘Sports Master’ ofBlue House for four

years; Secretary and Chairperson of aregional committee to organise inservice

courses; School Certificate and University Entrance exam marker.

Mark chaired acommittee, under the general supervision of the Director-

General of Education, to evaluate and develop the new junior school

curriculum; and was also involved in preparation of anew health syllabus.

Over the years Mark was amember of anumber of in-College standing

committees.

As aperson, Mark held afundamental educational philosophyofequalityof

opportunity for all students, and held asignificant interest inand support

for students with learning challenges. This pastoral care for others meant

he washighly effectiveasaFamily Form teacher,and also as aTutor (Dean)

foraperiod of time.

Mark wasarespectedand capable teacher,affectionately knownas‘Chalky’

Gleason by hisstudents! He had an excellentrapportwith his students and

aconsistentabilitytogain awin-win situation, without confrontation.

This same ability tocreate awin-win situation was evident throughout

his lengthy term, since 1987, as Chairperson of the Ashburton College

Branch of the NZ PPTA(the Post PrimaryTeachers’Association –orTeachers’

Union), and Regional Executive member. Mark has been asteadfast voice

of balanced reason in this role, enabling understanding of both aschools’

perspective and the rights of astaff member. Throughout he has been a

sound and trusted reference person for both legalities and rights, and has

aided sensible,balanced negotiations.

Mark’s outstanding and respected contribution to so many facets of

AshburtonCollege lifeisepitomised by the words: ‘a man with empathyfor

others and ahigh level of rapportwith students and staff,Mark’squietlowkey

approach masks akeen intelligence, and averyprofessional,competent

manner as ateacher,with areal abilitytoenable others to develop and take

some lead –whether staff or students’.

We are farewelling a fine person and teacher, known for being nonjudgemental,one

who has demonstratedloyaltyand discretion, is acareful

listener and diplomatic in response. Mark iswidely respected byboth

students and staff,and is aperson of total integrity.

Mark is wished well in retirement, and for enjoyment ofthe increased

flexibility oftime that retirement should bring, with wife Lesley, family

members, friends and foractivities of interest.

Some Key2020 StartofYear Dates

Monday27, Tuesday28, Wednesday29January

Course Confirmation days (for selectedstudents,who will be

contactedbythe College).

Wednesday 29 January New International StudentEnrolments/

Orientation

Thursday 30January New International StudentEnrolments/

Orientation

Monday 03February First dayfor Year 9and Year 13 students

Tuesday 04February First dayfor Year 10 students

Wednesday 05 February First dayfor Year 11 and Year 12 students

Nola Smitheram

Nola has been an integral and valued part ofAshburton

College’s life and work for animpressive 35years and five

months, and we recognise, with significant appreciation,

her truly impressive level of input and quality ofwork

which included regular contact with generations of

students,families and staff.

Nola was originally astudent atAshburton College and

this association with the College was then followed by

her lengthyemploymentherewhich began with aclerical

role in the Student Office in1971, for two years. This time, interestingly,

coincided with the first wave of students arriving on to the current College

site.

After astint inGisborne, and employment inMethven, Ashburton College

became Nola’s work place environment from 1986 on when she was

employed, in the terminology of the era, as an ‘ancillary clerical worker’in

the StudentOffice.

Part-time employment quickly morphed into 30 hours aweek from 1987,

as Registrar through until 1999, then to the renamed position of Office

Manager.Throughout her time in the position Nola wasaccurately described

as self-motivated, effective,efficient,accurate and havinganindispensable

knowledge of the Registrar role. This was aposition which held multiple

tasks, time and complexity demands; and, with numerous interruptions, it

required astrength of focus.

As anatural progression of her sporting interests and abilities, Nola also

organised the College studentski trips formanyyears.

At the end of 2011 Nola reverted to part-time hours and continued

employment managing the NCEA Co-ordinator aspect of her Office

Manager role, and added to it the SAC (Special Assessment Conditions)

Co-ordinatorand Reader-WriterCo-ordinatorroles.

Nola has now decided, after giving all of these years to College, that itis

time to pursue other activities without the constraints of employment

commitments. Officially, Nola’s resignation took place inJuly of this year,

which we acknowledged then in the newsletter, but she has continued to

assist the College,aswetransitioned her role,byretaining the Exam Centre

Manager aspecttosee us through the end-of-year NCEA exam season. With

these duties now completed her time with College as astaff member has

officially concluded.

We thank Nola, most sincerely, for all that she has given ofherself and her

capabilities. Itisindeed the conclusion of an era. We have valued Nola as a

person and as astaff member and offer our very best of wishes forpositive

times and activities ahead,including with family and friends.

Brenda Beach

Brenda Beach started as Canteen ManagerinSeptember

1987 and since then has cheerfully served three

generations of students, organised student canteen

helpers and their contracts, and has rostered in aband

of supportivevolunteer adult assistants over the years.

Some food styleshavechanged over the years,towhich

Brenda and the Student Canteen Committee Members

adapted to, with these changes receiving the Heart

Foundation Silver Awardstatus.

Consider this –onadaily basis making and selling, for example: 24 garlic

rolls,54sausage rollsofdifferentvarieties,29hot dogs,53wraps,20chicken

nugget rolls, 27panini, 28 quarter-pounders, 185 wontons, and 97 pies of

differentflavours.

This total of around 470 items per dayisonly asample of whatismade in the

College Canteen. Multiply thatbyfive days aweek and we have an absolute

minimum of 2,350 items per week.

Multiply that by40weeks ayear for thirty two years and one term - well,

we’ll leave youtoworkthatmaths out.

Added to Brenda’s portfolios was excellent catering preparation for a

variety ofCollege functions and, last year, she added judge of the Waiata

competition to her list of capabilities!

Brenda has givenhuge loyaltytoAshburtonCollege,professional service, a

willingness to make changes,and apositivecheerful presenceoncampus –

to students and staff alike.

As with all of our long-serving leavers,Brenda has become an integralpart

of the College campus and,without adoubt,her presence, efficiencies and

experiencewill be hugely missed when we come to 2020without her in the

Canteen and around the College.

On the positive side, she and husband Murray will beable to enjoy the

change of pace, the increased flexible time to go fishing, toview the night

sky space ship, and to enjoy the freedom to do as they choose when they

choose.

Additional Leaving Staff

We acknowledge additional staff who are also leaving usatthe end

of this year, with equal appreciation for their contributions to us all

at Ashburton College, and good wishes for their new positions and

ventures:

Graham Bock

Graham has been avaluedTeacher of Mathematics since March 2010, and

latterly Assistant Head of Faculty Mathematics. Graham has been ahardworking,

capable and knowledgeable contributor to College. Students, as

well as staff,haveenjoyedhis drysense of humour,and his quietsupportive

approach to their learning. Graham also brought into College impressive

skills in production set design which hecontributed to various College

Productions. Weare sorry to see him leave afterhis nine plus years on staff

but we do wish him well in his new position at GeraldineHighSchool.

Ryan Wilson

Ryan came to AshburtonCollege at the start of 2015, to the position of Head

of Middle Schooland teacher of Physical Education. During thistime Ryan

has held anumber of portfolios. AsKamar Data Co-ordinator heinitiated

systems to track student achievement in order to predict assessment

and NCEA outcomes and to support students. Ryan was also the Middle

Management Alternative Education (Community Education Programme)

Co-ordinator and, inthe latter two years held anAcross-Schools’Hakatere

CommunityofLearning Sportand Exercise position.

Ryan is considered inresponse, revels in problem-solving, enjoys students

andpositivecollegial relationships.Heisthankedfor an approximately eight

years’contribution to College Hockey coaching, and congratulated onhis

move to GeraldineHigh SchoolasaDeputy Principal, with our good wishes.

Luke Youard

Luke started at College in July of 2016,asaTeacherofScienceand Biology.

He is ateacher respectful ofstudents and built relationships based on this

approach, and has gone about his tasks in asimilar quiet, unobtrusive

manner. Luke is wished well as he takes abreak from teaching and moves

to newopportunities.

AshleeO’Hagan

Ashlee came toAshburton College as aTeacher of Art atthe start of2018,

as abeginning teacher who very quickly impressed with her capabilities,

staff and student relationships. Ashlee has involved herself inthe life and

work of the College and is aloss to our school but we wishher well with her

move to Auckland.

Shelly Robson

Averycapable Teacher of Science, Michelle joinedthe ScienceFacultystaff

at the start of2017, and has contributed tobringing Science alive for her

students. Ateacher who embraced the Innovation Class approach, Shelly

has also been activeinintroducingupcycling to students at College. Shelly

leavesCollegefor aHead of ScienceDepartment position at Opihi College.

LauraWood

Laura has been at Ashburton College for the past two years, variously

teaching Drama, as Head of Department Drama, and teacher of Social

Studies.Staffand students have enjoyed her cheerful personality, interest in

the studentsand involvement in various productions. Laura is transferring

back to her previous school,Rathkeale College.

Hannah Wakelin

Adancer of experience, having spent anumber ofyears at aPerforming

Arts school in the UnitedStates, Hannah wasemployedatCollege in afixedterm

position from July 2017, toteach Dance. Wehave valued having her

significant expertise available forthis time and wishHannahwell as she now

looks aheadtotertiary education next year.

Parental Leave

We have twostaff leaving us on maternityleave.

AmberWilkinson

Amber is an efficient, effectiveand valued member of our College’s cleaning

team.

Milly Brown

Milly commenced as our current Arts Head of Facultyatthe startofthis year,

teaching, and emphasisingcreativityinstudents andco-ordinatingvarious

artprojects and exhibitions.

Role Relinquishments

ClaireBubb

Claire isrelinquishing her role as Head of Senior School but is retaining

teachingofDrama and beginningaPerformingArtsposition, moreofwhich

willbeoutlined next year.

As Head ofSenior School for the past five years Claire has been greatly

involved, amidst other tasks, with Year 12 and 13 students; the College’s

Student Executive, meetings and projects; and in writing testimonials for

Year 13 students leaving for tertiary institutions and requiring College

references forHalls of Residence.

Marg Macpherson

Marg has been Head of Faculty English since 2016 but is taking one

year’s leave from this specific role to concentrate oncontinuing with her

current Innovation Project Facilitator role.The Innovation Project supports

professional development and learning, and strengthens capability re

facilitating future-focused and flexible curriculuminline with the collective

vision forAshburton College. Marg will continue also as ateacher of English.

BernadetteThompson

Bernadette ismaking achange from her role as Teacher-in-ChargeofESOL

(English for Speakers of Other Languages) but retaining her teaching role

within the College, where we value the retention of her vast experience.

Helen Wakelin

Helen firstly came to College tothe part-time Arts Co-ordinator role, and

has now decided to relinquish this role but retain her teaching position

within the Social Sciences Faculty. Within the Arts Co-ordinator role Helen

wasinvolved in the administrativeco-ordinationofvarious cultural events.

Separately she wasalso aviolin performer in the College Orchestra,lending

experiencetothe student body.

NewRoles for 2020

Anumber of internal appointments have beenmade in preparation forthe

start of 2020 and thesewill be outlined in our newsletteratthe startofthe

new year.


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HOME &GARDEN

Spuds planted in August ready soon

Vegetables

Potatoes planted in August will

be maturing and ready to eat for

Christmas dinner.

Dig them just before using, two

days ahead at most, because the

immature tubers do not store well.

When left in the soil, they will

continue growing and even a few

extra weeks in the ground can

produce a crop that is twice as

heavy.

Main­crop potato plantings will

be ready for afinal earthing­up. A

dressing of sulphate of ammonia

(50g per metre of row) will encourage

the extra foliage growth necessary

to convert sunlight into food

materials.

All brassicas, including cabbages,

cauliflowers and turnips, are a

favourite food of white butterfly

caterpillars and clouds of white

butterflies can sometimes be seen

over paddocks of swedes.

In the garden, white butterflies

are seen from now until late

autumn. They can be kept under

control by treating plants with derris

dust. Do not use plants within a

week of dusting and wash thoroughly

before eating.

Grey aphids spend the winter in

small numbers on overwintering

plants such as cabbages and Brussels

sprouts, then multiply rapidly as

the weather warms.

The bluish­grey colonies live on

both sides of leaves, which can curl

and twist as the pests’ sucking

damages the tissues.

A simple spray of dishwashing

liquid mixed with water (15ml dishwashing

liquid to 1litre of water)

will help keep plants clean and

healthy.

Small plants that have been badly

attacked by aphids rarely recover

and are best pulled out.

By now, no more asparagus

should be cut, so the plants can

Potatoes planted in August will be ready to eat for Christmas dinner but dig them just before using as

immature tubers do not store well.

build up food reserves in the roots

for next season’s crop.

Weed or cultivate carefully

among the plants (crowns) to avoid

damaging the fine feeding roots.

The plants are most active at this

time of the year and will benefit

from a mulch of garden compost

mixed with blood and bone manure

(200g to a10­litre bucket of compost).

This mulch also helps keep weeds

down.

Harvesting peas after the beginning

of February can be achallenge.

By the second month of the year,

many soils have become too dry for

the plants to grow and the pods to

fill.

Wet autumns are more favourable

for peas, but even then there is

some danger from fungal diseases.

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Peas like their roots to be cool

and kept moist, so it is almost

impossible to produce agood crop

of late peas on dry, shallow soils

unless the area is well cultivated and

plenty of humus is added.

After watering in dry weather,

mulching with lawn clippings or

compost will give peas aboost.

Flowers

They rarely get it, but flowering

annuals deserve the same care given

to vegetable crops. The roots of

many annuals are shortlived and

rather feeble, and if there is too

much competition for the available

food, they suffer.

Young plants that have asingle

stem with one flower bud should

have that bud nipped out to encourage

bushier growth.

When it comes to watering, big is

best. Watering in small doses brings

roots close to the surface, so when

the garden is dry, soak it thoroughly.

This means fewer sessions with the

hose and lower water use overall,

particularly important if council

water restrictions are in force.

Roses picked for indoors should

be cut just above a five­fingered

leaf. This form of summer pruning

helps ensure a good display in

autumn from repeat­blooming varieties.

Do not pick flowers when they

are wet.

Cutting off withered blooms

regularly will give alonger flowering

period. This is especially true for

sweet peas.

Rock garden spring displays will

be over, so faded flower heads and

seed pods should be removed. If

these are left to mature, the plants

will lose some vigour.

Spreading plants can be trimmed

back a little to encourage strong

basal growth and prevent dry centres

forming.

Alpine plants that have finished

flowering can be trimmed back.

Look out for slugs and snails hiding

under the cover of foliage.

Primroses and polyanthus can be

divided in early summer. If very

large clumps are allowed to form,

fewer flowers will result. These

plants need ample supplies of

manure or compost, so mix a

generous amount into the soil

before replanting. Water generously

until the plants are established.

Gazanias are reliable plants for

hot, sunny banks and corners.

Although perennial, they are only

half­hardy, with limited tolerance to

frost, so cannot be wintered over in

most of the region.

Lawns can have a twice­yearly

dressing of acommercial mix containing

superphosphate and sulphate

of ammonia. Scatter 30g of

the mixture for each square metre

of lawn and water well.

An easy way to distribute the

fertiliser is to mix it with its own

volume of dry soil or sand. Cover

the area as evenly as possible. Any

overdressed areas will show burned

patches, but they will soon recover.

Fruit

Loganberries, cultivated blackberries

and related plants tayberries,

youngberries, boysenberries

and marionberries can have their

fruiting branches removed entirely

once the crop has been harvested.

Some thinning of new growth

might also be needed in vigorous

plants, and tie up canes that are to

bear next season’s fruit so the wood

is exposed to the sun to ripen it.

Backyard important to homeowners

The vast majorityof New

Zealandersstilldream ofowning

ahome with abackyard,

according to research,

commissioned by Westpac NZ,

intoKiwi’s housingpreferences.

The online survey of morethan

1,000 people foundthat despite

the rise of apartmentliving, 49

percentconsider abackyard

“essential” when buyingahome,

whileafurther42% percent

thought it wouldbe“niceto

have”.

WestpacNZHousing Lead

Robert Hill saiditwas interesting

to seepeople consideredhaving a

backyard moreimportant than

living closetowork,public

transport,parks or schools.

“Owning ahomewith anice

backyard has traditionally been

central to theKiwi dream, andthe

recentrise in house pricesand

increaseinapartmentsdoesn’t

seemtohave dented that.”

City dwellers are more

preparedtoforgo abackyardthan

those insmallercentres,with39

percent of Aucklandersand 43

percent of Wellingtonians

deemingabackyard essential,

compared to 64 percent in the

regional South Island and57

percent in the regional North

Island.

“City dwellersappear more

willingto sacrifice abackyard to

liveinthe big smoke and it will be

interesting to see if that trend

continuesasmoreapartmentsand

townhousescome on to the

market.”

However first homebuyers are

morelikely to considerabackyard

essential (55 percent),and place

far more importance on thisthan

otherfeaturessuch as amodern

kitchen (31 percent)orbathroom

(28 percent).

“Clearly people looking to get

on the property ladder are taking

the attitudethatyou can always

improveand expand your home,

but youcan’t expand your

section,” Mr Hill said.

The survey found most Kiwis

prioritisesafetyand security over

luxury features when it comes to

choosing ahome.

An overwhelming 85 percent

thought awarm,dry home was

essential,while 70 percentwould

choose an area with alow crime

rate.

Safetyfrom environmental risks

(such as poor water quality) is

essential for 63 percent of people,

while 61 percent are waryof

buyinginareas susceptible to

climate change risks(such as

coastal erosionand flooding).

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$10k concert cash helps

Andre’s cancer fight

Proceeds of $10,000 from the Performing

For Andre concert held recently in

the Ashburton College Auditorium have

been handed over.

Event co­ordinator Claire Bubb gave

the money over to Andre and Debbie

Van Rooyen last week.

The fundraising variety concert for

the former Mid Canterbury Tennis

coach, who is undergoing costly treatment

to fight arare form of lung cancer,

featured past and present Ashburton

College pupils and staff.

Mr Van Rooyen is taking the anticancer

drug crizotinib and is now in

month six of his treatment. The drug

costs $10,000 per month and is not

funded.

His condition has improved with the

drug and he undergoes regular checkups

to monitor his condition.

Mr Van Rooyen said he was ‘‘blown

away’’ by the recent concert and the

support from the college, tennis and

wider communities.

He was looking forward to ‘‘quality

time with his family’’ over the festive

season.

Ian Moore, president of the Ashburton Justice of the Peace Association, John Fleming and wife

Val. Photo Noel Lowe

JP John retires from duty

Mayfield was indebted to John

Fleming for his 36 years of service

as aJustice of the Peace, Ashburton

Justice of the Peace Association

president Ian Moore said.

He presented Mr Fleming with

his JP Retired Certificate and

Badge recently.

Mr Fleming said he has

enjoyed serving as aJPwhere he

was able to meet and assist many

residents with their documents,

and thanked his wife Val for

taking ‘‘all those phone calls’’

over those years.

John Anderson Fleming was

sworn in as aJustice of the Peace

on March 15, 1983.

He went to Lismore Primary

School, then had two years boarding

at Timaru Boys’ High School

(1951­52).

He married Val and has four of

afamily; they took over the family

farm in mid­1960s, doing sheep

and mixed cropping, which was

then passed on to son Martin and

wife Ali in 2008.

He has resided on Ythan Farm

(pronounced Ithan) at Lismore

all his life, since March 1937, and

intends to leave feet first.

Mr Fleming joined Mayfield

Miniature Rifle Club when he left

school in 1952, a sport he has

been very involved in. He won the

NZ National Championship in

1978, and the Ashburton Sports

Person of The Year award the

same year.

He is the patron of the Ashburton

Target Shooting Association.

Full­bore shooting was another

interest he took up at the Ashburton

District Rifle Club in 1957.

He is still competing in competitions

from Invercargill to Nelson,

and has regularly attended

the National Rifle Association

Championship, afull week shooting

at Trentham, missing just one

year.

John is a charter member of

Mayfield and Districts Lions

Club, formed in 1978, and still

holds a 100 per cent member

attendance record.

Officers who arrested gunman named

Senior constables Jim Manning and

Scott Carmody have been named as

the two Canterbury police officers

involved in the arrest of the alleged

gunman responsible for the attacks

on the Al Noor and Linwood

Mosques on March 15.

The two say it was an extraordinary

event and they had

received ahuge amount of support.

They were visited by Prince William

and presented with the Police

Commissioner’s gold merit award.

From our perspective we were

doing our job and I know our

colleagues would have done the

same thing in that situation,” they

said.

“Our actions are reflective of

who we are as Police officers and as

Kiwis. Every day when we go to

work the safety of the community is

our priority and that was our focus

when we made that arrest on 15

March,” say Senior Constables

Manning and Carmody.

Mr Manning joined the police in

1987 and Mr Carmody in 1993.

Both have worked in the Canterbury

district for the last 26 years.

Commissioner Mike Bush said

the pair put their lives at risk to

stop the alleged gunman and stop

further harm.

He said their actions spoke

volumes about who they are as

people and police officers.

“The events of March 15 were

truly tragic.‘‘

Concert co-ordinator Claire Bubb, left, hands over the money to Andrew and

Debbie Van Rooyen to fund cancer drugs.

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New Conservatives keen for local spot

TheNew ConservativePartyislooking

to putupacandidate in the Rangitata

electorate for the 2020 General Election.

Party leader Leighton Baker was in

town last week sharing hisviews across

arange ofsubjects, from cannabis to

euthanasia, atapublic meeting attended

byabout 25 people.

He was introduced to the gathering

by Lachie Ashton, who stood for the

Conservative Party in Clutha­

Southland in the 2017 generalelection

and now works asaland management

advisor for Environment Canterbury.

Mr Ashton has been living in Mid

Canterbury for the past five years, at

Mt Somers.

Mr Baker said the party was aiming

for atleast one seat inParliament by

reachingthe 5per centvote threshold.

He encouraged those who liked their

policies to“tell 10 friends”.

The party has announced four

candidates so farand is processing the

applicationsofanother25whowantto

be candidates. “Idon’t think anyone

from Ashburton has put their name

forward yet.”

Potential candidates are interviewed,

assessed and character­vetted.

Mr Baker would like to hear from

anyone in Mid Canterbury keen to

apply. He is also looking for billboard

space nearmain roadways, so theparty

can spread its message leading upto

the 2020 elections.

Mr Baker, abuilder, said the party

believed citizen­initiated referenda

should be binding on Government,

given no referenda inNew Zealand’s

history sofar had been enacted, even

those with 90per cent support.

He said broken families and absent

fathers were the most common

reasonsfor people ending upinprison

and theparty had aplan to tacklethat.

“If weare serious about reducing

crimeinNew Zealand, we havetodeal

with the broken relationships that

cause people to get into crime. We

need to invest in relationship training

for our young people.”

He said young people wouldn’t

need gangs ifthey had good relationships

within their own family and at

work. The party would also introduce

trade schools.

The New Conservatives are against

legalising cannabis.

Mr Baker said many of theirpolicies

had been developed by people working

at the coalface, including those

working with people who had smoked

cannabis or abused alcohol.

The party supported free university

for third­year students but was against

legalising euthanasia and liberalising

abortion laws.

It would also pull out ofthe Paris

Accord and the Emissions Trading

Scheme. MrBaker said New Zealand

farmers were already some ofthe best

andmost efficient food producers and

current proposed reforms would cripple

the economy while other polluting

nations continued their ways.

Good laws were needed to target

specific polluters, to save both the

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St John Ashburton station manager Heather Keele, left, accepts a

donation from Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes

members Dianne Carter, Jeanette Cuthbertson and president Mavis

Wilkins.

Blooming beautiful bulbs

Mid Canterbury Federation of

Women’s Institutes (WI) has raised

$544.50 for St John Ashburton from the

sale ofOriental lily bulbs and plants.

The fundraising follows on from the

WI’s recent donation of handmade

quilts to St John for use in their new

accommodation quarters.

Federation president Mavis Wilkins

praised the work of St John crews and

said the WI were onlytoo happy to help

them.

The pink or white lilies, from Royal

Van Zanten of Rakaia, were initially

sold as bulbs back in September before

being planted and then sold as plants to

family and friends throughout New

Zealand.

The gulls perched precariously on the Ashburton River on Saturday.

Photo Edith Smith

Rare nesting gulls regroup

The weekend flood inundated

three nesting sites

of black­billed gulls on

the Ashburton River.

The river visibly rose

to reach 240 cumecs on

Saturday and the bird

colony, seen clearly from

the SH1 bridge, was

heavily affected.

Local environmentalist

Edith Smith said she

watched the gulls sitting

on their nests alarmed by

the rising water one minute,

before being swept

downstream the next.

There was acontinual

movement with the gulls

being swept about 100

metres down the river

and flying back totheir

original position, she

said.

Later, once the flow

dropped, the gulls settled

backontoshingle islands

to nest build and lay eggs

again.

The gulls still nest and

lay eggsinto the new year

and move onsix to eight

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Positive spin on maths

Mount Hutt College mathematics teacher Jackie

Brown has completed abusy year as aCanterbury

Boma Education Fellow and has presented her project

Changing Perceptions in Mathematics to apacked

audience at a‘‘graduation’’ ceremony in Christchurch.

She chose her subject because of concerns about the

negative perceptions and language from students,

parents and teachers towards their ability in

mathematics, and the belief that when parents

reinforce the students' own negative attitudes towards

mathematics the problem is compounded and the

ability for students to be successful is compromised.

Over the last year, the maths and statistics school

leader has been introducing aGrowth Mindset

philosophy that states that ‘‘the thinking and journey

are what count; that there are multiple answers and

many ways of getting there; and that if you're not

struggling, you're not learning’’.

‘‘What adults say to their children about their ability

to learn is critical in students having the confidence to

take risks and persevere even if it is hard,’’ Mrs Brown

said.

The key steps in the development of her project

incorporated project­based learning and design

thinking into her own teaching and learning, actively

involving and empowering the mathematics faculty in

experimenting with project­based learning and design

thinking, and collecting baseline data from the

community on their perceptions towards mathematics.

She also organised and promoted asuccessful

community event that presented the students’

mathematics projects and then asked the community

about any differences they saw in mathematics

teaching and learning.

‘‘As aresult, the conversation has been started with

our community and there are opportunities for

perspectives towards mathematics to shift,’’ she said.

‘‘As aschool we are now investigating ways to

incorporate project­based learning in our educational

setting and make changes to our Year 9and 10

curriculum for 2020.

‘‘Through carefully managed professional learning,

Mount Hutt College mathematics teacher Jackie

Brown.

teachers have been empowered to trial project­based

learning and design thinking within their own subject

areas and as cross curricular projects.’’

That was due to be introduced as an extended block

of project­based learning, on aweekly basis in the Year

9and 10 timetable for 2020 and would involve alarge

number of teachers and students and be celebrated

twice ayear with the community.

Mary and Joseph (Lynette and Colin Crone) with adonkey.

Nativity play for pupils

Sleepy shepherds, from left, Alison Jones and

Jenny Scott.

There was no room at

the inn, but shelter was

found in astable, and a

baby, Jesus, was born.

The story of the

nativity was acted out by

members of the

Hakatere Parish

Presbyterian Church,

Tinwald, and apacked

audience of children

from Hampstead

School sang along.

The short play, with

shepherds, an angel and

adonkey, was ahit with

children from

Hampstead and

Tinwald Schools.

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ECan after youth input

Environment Canterbury (ECan) is

looking for young people around

Canterbury, aged 14­24, with an interest

in the environment to be part of

their youth committee.

The ECan Youth Ropu (EYR) is an

initiative led by young people and the

Youth Engagement and Education

Team at ECan.

It was set up to reflect that young

people will be impacted by the decisions

of today. The youths on the ropu

will be part of aformalised group to

have working relationships with the

decision makers of Canterbury and

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events.

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on issues that matter to young people,

and how to engage them.

There will be face to face meetings

every six weeks in Christchurch, (usually

on aSunday 11am­4pm), afortnightly

one­hour onlinemeeting, and a

minimum time commitment of six

hours per month.

There are 16 members the EYR and

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Hospital volunteers farewelled

Three volunteers with more than

80 years of combined service with

the group Friends of Ashburton

Hospital and Tuarangi have been

thanked and farewelled.

Margaret Blair has clocked up 43

years, Annette Anderson 21 years

and Dawn Holmes 18 years.

All have fond memories of time

spent sharing achat, asmile and

morning tea with patients on the

hospital wards.

Annette Anderson said she had

enjoyed the companionship of the

role, made new friends and been

able to help and put patients at

ease.

Similar sentiments were made by

Margaret Blair and Dawn Holmes,

who said they too had enjoyed the

interaction with fellow volunteers

and hospital patients.

At a bi annual morning tea

gathering of volunteers last week

the trio were honoured and presented

with farewell gifts.

They were thanked by hospital

staff for the support offered over

Stepping back after years of service to Friends of Ashburton

Hospital and Tuarangi are Dawn Holmes, Margaret Blair and

Annette Anderson.

the years and ‘‘for the difference

they had made to lives of people

who had to spend time in the

hospital’’.

Friends of Ashburton Hospital

and Tuarangi has avolunteer pool

of 45 and work short, rostered

hours.

Some volunteers knit items for

the maternity unit and also deliver

donated toiletry items to patients in

Wards 1and 2.

Rosebank ‘stars’ contribute

The volunteers who help out at Rosebank resthome

and hospital, Ashburton, were all stars, said

manager Sue Prowse.

The volunteers, young and old, were thanked

last week, just in time for International Volunteer

Day.

Mrs Prowse said it did not matter what they did

­one act ofkindness could make abig difference.

‘‘You are all stars. No person is so poor asto

have nothing togive; you always have something

to contribute.’’

She said some ofthe volunteers were young,

some older, but all contributed somuch.

That work really made adifference, she said,

and everyone brought different skills and inspiration

with that most valuable gift ­their time.

It was something the deaf could hear and the

blind could see.

About to share agame are helpers, from left,

Faith Davies, Neil Broadbelt, Peter Thomas,

Ciarra Scott and Ruth Humphrey.

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Talent showcased at buskers event

Christmas carols, hiphop

dancing and

original songswere

among the talent

showcased by

performersduring the

first of two Christmas

Busker Nightsevents,

presentedbythe

Ashburton Courier, in

downtown Ashburton.

The first event, at

Baring Square East last

Friday night

(December6), drew a

modest crowd but the

talent on stage shone to

entertainthose

attending; even

developing thunder

and lightningkept the

rainatbay until the

final performer had

completedtheir act.

Busker Nightshost

Michael Bakerkept the

entertainment flowing

and put his newly

learnedharmonica

skills to good use in a

music competitionwith

giveaways for thosein

the crowd.

Those to perform

includedsoloists Liam

Pram, Ocean Waitokia

and SarahTempleton,

the Jingle Belles choral

singersand dancers

from DanceWorx

which also featured the

hip­hop moves of Ages

Alive Ashvegas.

There was alsoaone

time performance from

the Ashburton Blues

Brothers Alcohol

Harm Reduction Band.

The groupwas made up

of representatives from

the district’s agencies

and hospitality

businesses including

Ashburton Community

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they were drinking

alcohol during

Christmas festivities.

The evenings­the

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WELCOME

President’sWelcome -2019/20

Welcome to our 109th Caroline BayCarnival.

As President of the Caroline BayAssociation it is a

pleasuretobeabletowelcome youtoour annual

carnival, especiallytoany newcomerstoour fantastic

event.

As we have formanyyears,weare onceagain proud

to provide youwith alarge array of entertainment

and activitiesfor youtoenjoyoverthe festiveseason.

This couldn’t be achievedwithout thehardwork and

dedication from our volunteers,aswell as the newand

continuedsupportofour manyloyal sponsors. Abig

thank youtoall –wereallywouldn’t be herewithout

you.

This yearsCarnival will be heldoveratotal of 18 days.

We will again be providing topclass entertainers

on the Soundshell foryour enjoyment, with some

returning artists along with some first timerstothe

carnival. We again have made abig effort to ensure

thereisavariety of music, to appeal to all audiences.

To bring us into2020 we have a$15,000 fireworks

display thankstoPub Charityand our professional

fireworksteam. This is again alarge display,aswell as

one of the biggestinNew Zealand andshouldn’t be

missed!

Big thankstothe Timaru DistrictCouncil also,for their

support each year.Thisisverymuch appreciated.

So,onbehalf of our Association Iwish you

all averyMerry Christmas,BestWishes

forthe NewYearand Ilook forwardto

seeing youall at the carnival.

AllenMartin, President

WELCOME

Mayor’sWelcome -2019/20

Ngamihi matakuikui

Iwouldliketotakethis opportunitytowish everyone

in the Timaru DistrictaMerryChristmasand aNew

Year filled with good health and happiness.

It is with greatpleasurethatIgettowritethis opening

forthe first time as theTimaruDistrictMayorand

welcome youall to the 2019/2020 Caroline Bay

Carnival.

TheCaroline BayCarnivalisthe ultimate summer

spectacularfor everyoneliving and visiting our district

to enjoy. TheBay Carnival is an event Iremember

coming to as achild, like so many localpeopleitis

part of the Timaru culture.

Caroline BayAssociation and volunteers spend a

huge amountoftime creatingaprogram filled with

fantastic concerts, rides, sideshows,competitions and

the NewYear’sEve fireworks

show. Iwouldliketothank the

wonderful volunteers who give

up their time over the holiday

season to ensurethe Carnival

runs smoothly.

Enjoytime with your familyand

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The Recliner Rockers

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Dee May&the Saints

Heythere, you–what’sthat yousay?You need

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afistfuloflatin R&B,winding it allupwith a

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BadlyStuffedAnimals

BSA(BadlyStuffedAnimals) will keep the

partyrocking with asetlist that bringstolife

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beyond. Performing songsfromrock legends like

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highlyskilled 4pieceband coverrock, classics

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entertainment.Their combined instrumental

skilland vocals mean BSAcan perform complex

crowd favourites such as Bohemian Rhapsody

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Soul Agency

Localband TheSoul Agencyare thrilledtoonce

again be part of the Caroline BayCarnival line up.

Theseseasoned performers willdelight with

their fullband sound infusing their talented

brass section intoevery song. Playing songsthat

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DnD Showband

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TheRecliner Rockers

Therampaging rockabilly Kiwis. Colourful,

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Awarded Best Groupinthe inauguralFACE-

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Dangerbaby

Dangerbabyisapowerhouserock band formed

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If youhad just3words to describe their show?

Fast,loud,and MEAN!

Queen TributeShow

Paul madsen as Freddie Mercury,along with

his session Band,Paul has been Tributing

Queen for12years and in this time the Showhas

performed allaround NewZealand at private

functions ,Clubs and Theatres.Sincethe release

of Bohemian

Rhapsody

the Show

has been

consistently

selling out

with all

agegroups

attending the

show, One

thingisfor

Sure “They

will Rock

You”!


DAY3•SATURDAY28 TH DECEMBER

11.00AM • JUNIOR MISS CUTIE

Entertainment Area. Sponsored by Coles Stables.

Open to Girls 5 - 6 - 7 years of age. Entries on the day.

11.15AM • MISS CUTIE

Entert

ainment Area. Sponsored by McCain Foods.

Open to Girls 8 - 9 years of age. Entries on theday.

11.30AM • FANCY DRESS

Entertainment Area. Sponsored by Hospitality NZ.

Children Age Groups Under 4, 4 - 6, 7 - 9.Entriesontheday.

DAY4•SUNDAY29 TH DECEMBER

11.00AM • MOTHER &DAUGHTER

Entert

ainment Area. Sponsored by The Warehouse.

Open to Mothers with Daughters 3 - 4 - 5 years,

Dress shorts and Tops or Sunfrocks, and Footwear Compulsory. Entries on the day.

11.15AM • MOTHER &SON

Entert

ainment Area. Sponsored by Northtown Mall.

Open to Mothers with Sons 3 - 4 - 5 years of age. Mothers Shorts & Top or Sun Frock (no

bathing costume) Son: Bathing Costume & Footwear Compulsory

. Entries on the day

11.30AM • PRINCESS OF THE SANDS PRELIMINARIES

Entertainment Area.SponsoredbyCoolpakCoolstoresLtd.

Open to Girls10-11asat25December2019.Entries on the day.

2pm

CONCERT

The Recliner Rockers

RIDES, GAMES AND INFLATABLES

OPERATING FROM APPROX 11AM

THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON &EVENING

CONCERT

7pm

NZ AC/DC Show

2pm

CONCERT

NZ AC/DC Show

2.50M • PRINCESS OF THE SANDS

Winner to appear on final night of Contests, Sunday5thJanuary

ry2020

CONCERT

7pm

Badly Stuffed Animals

7.50PM • PRINCESS OF THE SANDS FINAL

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DAY 5•MONDAY30 TH DECEMBER

11.00AM • JUNIOR MASTER CAROLINE BAY

Entertainment Area. Sponsored by Timaru Town & Country

Club.

Open to boys 5 - 6 -7 years. Entries on the day.

11.15AM • MASTER CAROLINE BAY

Entert

ainment Area. Timaru Town & Country

Club.

Open to boys 8 - 9 years. Entries on the day.

11.30AM • JUNIOR MISS CAROLINE BAY PRELIMINARIES

Entertainment Area. SponsoredbyTheWarehouse.

OpentoGirls12-13-14asat25December2019.Entriesontheday.

2pm

CONCERT

Badly St ffed Animals

2.50PM • JUNIOR MISS CAROLINE BAY CONTEST

Winner to appear on final night of Contests, Sunday 5th January

2020

CONCERT

7pm

dateless and desperate

showband

7.50PM • JUNIOR MISS CAROLINE BAY FINAL

DAY6•TUESDAY 31 ST DECEMBER

2pm

CONCERT

dateless and desperate

showband

CONCERT

7pm

DANGERBABY

Bring the Family AND

Enjoy AN EXTRA DANGERBABY

CONCERT FROM 9pm to 11pm

12.00AM • MONSTER PUB CHARITY FIREWORKS DISPLAY

SPECIALISTSIN

MANUFACTURING JEWELLERY

Home of the official Timaru

Penguins jewellery range, with a

donation made to the group for

each item sold

CAR PARKING

As well as the usual car parks there is plenty

of parking available on the grass next tothe

carnival.

Entry isthrough the car park on Marine Parade,

off the Port Loop Road.

FREE CAR

PARKING

Accessed from Te Weka St

off SH1

Christmas/New Year Hours

Christmas Day: closed

Boxing Day: closed

Fri27th Dec: 9am-4pm

Sat 28th Dec: 10am -2pm

Sun 29th Dec: closed

Mon 30th Dec: 9am-4pm

Tue31st Dec: 9am-4pm

Wed1st Jan: closed

Thur 2nd Jan: closed

Fri3rd Jan: 9am-5.30pm

Accessed from Marine

parade. Drive into Timaru,

turn right onto the Port Loop

road and follow the signs

Stockists of: Pandora, Stow Lockets, Georgini, Daisy London, Black Matter and Love In aJewel

as well as Citizen, Ice-Watch, Casio, Bering and Olympic watches

270 Stafford St, Timaru •03688 1362


Meet the artists performing

at this year’s Carnival

Robbie WilliamsShow

Early 2000s was agreat time for theUK

SingerRobbie Williams ,burstingonto

the scene with his1st big hit Angels, his

popularityexploded from therePaul

Madsen takesonthe persona of Robbie ,a

Showfeaturingall the greatest hits such as

Millineum ,Let Me Entertain you ,RockDJ

,Betterman plus manymore

Paul andhis band perform thesesongs with

energy and apolished sound ,complete

with UK accent. LetRobbie Entertain you!

Noel Burns

Popular locallybased Entertainer and

Recording Artist,Noel’sinvolvement inthe

entertainment industrystarted 50 years

agointhe Talent Quest at the Caroline

BayAssociation’s1969/70 Carnival. He is

probablybest known for his25yearstint

as Carnival Frontman. He has appeared

on stagewithanumber of International

Artists and

numerous

NewZealand

acts andis

really looking

forward

to being

back on the

‘Sound Shell’

to celebrate

50 years in

the music

industry.

Black and Gold

Black &Goldare interested in creating

happydancemusic! Aftermanyyears

of playing in bands whereitwas about

‘makingaquick buck’ theseentertainers

have learnt the importanceof

professionalism and enjoying what theydo.

They want the audiencetobepulledback

in time to theclassic sing-along tunes that

aren’t played every-other Fridaynight.

TheKenny&DollyShow

Get readyfor anight of some of the best

countrymusic ever madeasJo Hilland

Stevie Kperform the songsofDolly Parton

and KennyRogers.

This South Island duo have been

performing together for 3years and played

shows alloverthe SouthIsland andnowits

the North Islands turn forsome greatmusic

and afew laughs.

KylieAustin

Afinalist

in the New

Zealand

Country

Music

Entertainer

of the Year

on many

occasions as

asoloartist

and also as

part of aduo

and agroup.

She has also been afinalist inthe New

Zealand Songwriter of the Year awards.

Kylie’sfirst album ‘when it rains’ was a

finalist in the New Zealand TuiAwards.

2019 hasseen abig bucket list item ticked

off for Kyliewhereshe has recorded her3rd

album in Nashville,Tennessee.

Sha Low

Sha-Lowisalocal band thatplayamixture

of country,rock nroll&blues. Mitchellisthe

lead guitarist &vocalist forthe band. Lead

singer Shane Clarkewho is also thebass

player also startedmusic from ayoung

agehavingplayedDrums, Guitar andBass.

Ashlee Lowhas been involved with music

from ayoung agecompeting in various

musiccompetitions throughout NZ &

Australia. Trevor Dawe is on keys with

Paddy Long on steelguitar andCarl

Chapmanondrums.

Sha-Loware well knownfortheir great

harmoniesand entertainmentvalue.

Sweet Marie

Corey, Greg,Simonand Allanare Sweet

Marie,but don’t be fooledby thename,

there’snothing sweet about these boys

when they’re in themood to laydowna

mess of toetappin’ country, rockabilly and

rock nroll. Alllong-time veterans of the

scene,Sweet Marie setout to putasmile

on your dial with some real pretty country

favourites, then rip it up if folkshavetheir

dancing shoeson.

With aset that covers awholelot of

ground between WillieNelson, TheEverly

Brothers, Ryan Adams, TheBeatles,Paul

Kelly, Dwight Yoakam,

theMavericksand

the StrayCats, Sweet

Marie reckon they

have something for

everyone,sosaddleup

and getready to roll!

Giddy up!

FriskyBusiness

With their vast varietyofsongsinour 90

minuteshowwewilltakeyou on ajourney

back to the 80`S erabyplaying songsfrom

this iconic time.

Madonna, Michael Jackson,Prince, Wham!,

David Bowie,Rick James, Cindy Lauper,Pat

Benetar, Tears forFears, Khan,Eurythmics,

Depeche Mode,PaulaAbdul, Soft Cell,Dead

or Aliveand manymore...

Celebrating the great80`Sand recreate

the fun and feel of this special decade.

DAY 7•WEDNESDAY 1 ST JANUARY

11.00AM • BOYS RUNNING &EGG &SPOON RACES

Grass area by the water fountain

11.30AM • GIRLS RUNNING &EGG &SPOON RACES

Grass area by the water fountain

12.000PM • THE BIG DIG

Location: Sand -east of the Mini Golf.

Sponsored by TAS -TelephoneAnsweringService

2pm

CONCERT

DANGERBAB

CONCERT

7pm

Queen Tribute Show

Timaru Harness Racing Club

Twilight Family Fun Day

TUESDAY 7JANUARY2020

First Race: approx 2:00pm

Also...

Summer Race Day

Wednesday15JANUARY 2020

First Race: approx 1:00pm

FREE Children’s Activities

Kiddies Winning Numbers

Bouncy Castle

Lolly Scramble

Phar Lap Raceway


DAY8•THURSDAY2 ND JANUARY

11.00AM • CHILDREN’S PET PARADE

Grass Area by Bay Hall. Sponsored by For Pet’s Sake

DAY9•FRIDAY3 RD JANUARY

11.00AM • SAND MODELLING

Location – Beach Area. Sponsored by MORE FM.

Ages Under5,5-6,7-9,10-12,13-15

2pm

CONCERT

Robbie Williams Tribute Show

CONCERT

7pm

Kylie Austin & Noel Burns

with Sha-Low

2pm

CONCERT

Kylie Austin & Noel Burns

with Sha-Low

CONCERT

7pm

The Bay City Backing Band

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DAY10•SATURDAY4 TH JANUARY

9.00AM • TALENT QUEST AUDITIONS -JUNIOR SECTION

Sound Shell. 12 & Under. Limited to first 35 Entries Received.

DAY11•SUNDAY5 TH JANUARY

9.00AM • TALENT QUEST AUDITIONS -SENIOR SECTION

Sound Shell. 18 & Over. Limited to first 35 Entries Received.

2pm

CONCERT

Alpine Energy Talent Quest

Semi Final JUNIOR section

3.30PM • TALENT QUEST AUDITIONS -INTERMEDIATE SECTION

Sound Shell. Under 18 Limited to first 35 Entries Received.

CONCERT

7pm

Alpine Energy Talent Quest

Semi Final INTERMEDIATE section

2pm

CONCERT

Alpine Energy Talent Quest

Semi Final SENIOR section

2.55PM • FIRST APPEARANCE HOLIDAY QUEEN OF THE CARNIVAL

Sponsored by The Courier Newspaper. Dress: day dress or suits & accessories, no hats.

Open to women 15 & Over as at 1st January

2020

CONCERT

7pm

Alpine Energy Talent Quest

FINALS all sections

7.55PM • FINAL APPEARANCE HOLIDAY QUEEN OF THE CARNIVAL

Dress: evening or cocktail (long or short), hat & accessories optional

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DAY 12•MONDAY6 TH JANUARY

DAY 14•WEDNESDAY8 TH JANUARY

2pm

CONCERT

John Te Au

ON THE BAND ROTUNDA

2pm

CONCERT

Laura Bogdan

ON THE BAND ROTUNDA

DAY 13•TUEDAY 7 TH JANUARY

DAY 15•THURSDAY9 TH JANUARY

2pm

CONCERT

Mya George

ON THE BAND ROTUNDA

2pm

CONCERT

SPECIAL GUEST

ON THE BAND ROTUNDA

Caroline Bay

Mini Golf

Tena koutou katoa

2019 is coming to an end and with thatinmind the vast majority of our community


holidayseason is “one toremember”for agood reason weask thateveryone looks


DriveSafely.




visibility presence on our roads over the holidayseason to

ensureyour safety so we ask thatyou areconsiderate of other



Don’t drink and drive.

If youare planning on having refreshments with friends makesureyou have arranged




Plan your holiday

Ensureyour home is secure, your garagesand sheds arelocked



thattheir newChristmas presents have been takenfromtheir







For SchoolGroups,Events or Work Team Building

Open during Weekends &SchoolHolidays

or by appointment

Phone 027 308-2196 to make bookings

Open during the Carnival from 10am to 8.30pm


DAY16•FRIDAY10 TH JANUARY

DAY17•SATURDAY 11 TH JANUARY

2pm

CONCERT

NATE Cash

ON THE BAND ROTUNDA

CONCERT

Black and Gold

and

7pm

Sweet Marie Band

2pm

CONCERT

Kenny Rogers

& olly Parton Show

CONCERT

7pm

Kenny Rogers

& Dolly Parton Show

Theperfect place...

...tofind the perfect gift

Closed 25 th , 26 th , 27 th 28 th Dec

Open 30 th ,31 st Dec

Closed Jan 1 st &2 nd

Open as perusual from the 3 rd Jan

19 Theodosia Street, Timaru

or onlinewww.mareehynesinteriors.co.nz

POP OUT AND ENJOY

OUR OUTDOOR DINING

ONLY5MINS FROM TOWN

We serveadelicious range of food. From cabinet to our

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Closed 25, 26th December,

Closed Jan 1-2nd

253Beaconsfield Road,Timaru


DAY 18•SUNDAY12 TH JANUARY

CONCERT

2pm

frisky business

the 80’s experie ce

1.5 HOUR

CONCERT

THANK YOU!

to all our volunteers.

The carnival wouldn’t

be possible

without you!

Highfield

Golf Course

97 Douglas Street,

Timaru

Stableford

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Separate 18 & 9 hole competitions

$30 Entry Fee (18 holes) - $20 Entry Fee (9 holes)

Includes Sausage sizzle at Clubhouse

Good Prizes

Nearest the Pins

Starting times 11am thru to 12:00pm (18 holes)

12:15pm thru to 12:30pm (9 holes)

Draw sheet at the Clubhouse

Email entries to golf@timaruclubs.co.nz or

Telephone entries to Bruce Palmer 027-207-5160,

Simon Williams 027-653-3374 or the clubhouse 03 688 0020

Visitors and Locals

GreenFeesOnly $20 AllWeek

Also Sundayand after5pm only $10 greenfees


Wednesday 4toMonday 23 December

Normal Open –10pm Close

Tuesday 24 December

7am –9pm Close

Christmas Day

Closed

Thursday 26 December

7am –9pm

Friday 27 To Monday 30 December

Normal Trading Hours

Tuesday 31 December

Normal Open To 9pm

Wednesday 1January

10am –8pm

Thursday 2January

Normal Trading Hours

CnrVictoria and Browne Streets

Timaru7910

03 6885588


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Rural&Lifestyle

Alternative crop pollinator option

By Toni Williams

Drone flies are not aknown allergen,

they don’t sting so handlers need no

protective clothing and they can be

pollinating crops within weeks of a

low­cost setup.

They are anatural complement to

honey bees as acrop pollinators,

especially for open flower species.

And can be mass reared in the

field in simple systems seed growers

can construct in fixed trenches or

portable containers, as their larvae

feed on arange of moist vegetation

types and/or animal manure.

Plant and Food Research’s Brad

Howlett is excited by ongoing

research into their pollination

potential.

Speaking at the Foundation for

Arable Research’s (FAR) annual

arable research in action day, he said

when most people thought of

pollinators they thought of honey

bees, which were easily accessible for

farmers to use.

But although hybrid seed crops

were primarily pollinated by honey

bees, there was the potential for seed

production to be vulnerable if honey

bee hive numbers, and availability,

was reduced through disease or

parasite.

Blustery day at FAR

field day at Chertsey

The Foundation for Arable Research

(FAR) held its Arable Research In

Action (ARIA) field day last week at

the FAR Chertsey arable site on State

Highway 1,atChertsey, Mid Canterbury.

In blustery northwest winds, hundreds

offarmers and industry representatives

were on site to hear the

latest research information and view

demonstration plots, investigating

everything fromcultivars to cultivation.

The presentations on the day

covered issues considered critical to

cropping and its related primary

industries.

Twelve speakers from New Zealand

and abroad spoke including international

herbicide resistance expert

Mid Canterbury's Kai Tegels (left) checks out Drone Fly lavae

specimens during the Drone Flies and Pollination session at the

Foundation for Arable Research’s arable research in action day.

There were also some hybrid crops

which produced little nectar and

were not attractive to bees.

Dr Howlett said it was good to

have biodiversity in pollinators

Emeritus Professor Carol Mallory­

Smith from Oregon State University

(Herbicide Resistance­ aUSperspective)

and AgResearch’s Scott Hardwick

(Red Clover case bearer update), Plant

and Food Research’s Soonie Chng

(Ramularia update), FAR’s Diana

Mathers (The how and why of Quick N

testing), and Phil Rolston (Options for

improving glyphosate efficiency).

ARIA takes place on a13.5­hectare

property, just north of Chertsey, on a

mix of irrigated and non­irrigated land.

FAR has demonstrated at the site for

the past 16 years, offering along­term

showcase for some high­profile

research projects on multiple crops,

funded bygrower levies and external

grants.

because it can increase crop yield.

The reason was “honey bees like

sunny conditions and behave in a

certain way”.

Other insects operated in other

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systems such as bumble bees like

cooler cloudier conditions.

“So when you’ve got weather that

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that honey bees aren’t active.”

He said the existing

recommendations around

pollination diversity were general or

broad but were often associated with

native plants and habitat but it still

didn’t guarantee colonisation of

those insects.

“The better option is if we can try

and develop pollinators.”

“The drone fly has really good

potential.

“It looks like ahoney bee…and

has beneficial characteristics.

“It can actually be more efficient

than honey bees.

He said drone files were

generalists and could be used to

pollinate arange of crops including

pak choi, radish, onion and hybrid

carrot.

“And they’re really common.

There’s agood chance you are going

to see adults on your crops anyway.”

Their lifecycle was basic and

substrates were commonly found in

effluent, cut grass, lawn clippings or

any substance kept moist and starting

to decay.

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Systems to mass­rear drone flies in

fields, next to crops were being

developed.

On site at ARIA there was afive

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wide trench dug into the ground and

layered with substrates to help

activate drone flies production.

Dr Howlett said asmaller, more

portable option using two containers

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bottom for drone lies to pupate in)

and asubstance (like baleage,

effluent, or grass clippings) kept wet

in the top, smaller container ­could

made to allow moving the ‘system’ to

high need crop areas.

The drone flies were attracted to

the decaying material and can

produce hundreds of eggs for each

individual, which quickly produced

thousands of drone flies.

“You can go out in your field and

see if there are any problems. You

might not have pollinators in a

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Roomy Acadia has engine power

By Ross Kiddie

Holden’s Acadia didn’t

win the 2019 New Zealand

Motoring Writers’

Guild car of the year

award. That trophy went

to Jaguar’s fully electric

I­Pace.

Nevertheless, Holden

New Zealand and General

Motors should be

buoyed that its big sevenseat

sport utility vehicle

was afinalist. It went up

against some pretty tough

competition –three electric

cars and other notables.

Collectively, I don’t

know where Acadia finished

in the standings but

it certainly scored well in

my own personal tally of

points for the COTY.

The big United Statesbuilt

SUV doesn’t have a

lot of competition here,

sure Toyota’s Highlander

and Jeep Grand Cherokee

are well established

but the Acadia has presence,

it is bold and captures

imagination with its

styling that is just alittle

out of the mainstream.

The Acadia comes out

of the GMC stable, GMC

is an off­shoot of the

giant General Motors

conglomerate that focuses

primarily on trucks

and pick­ups. However,

the Acadia distances

itself from the ute market,

it is built on a

sophisticated monocoque

floorpan with fully independent

suspension.

Under the bonnet sits a

3.6­litre V6 petrol engine

which is rated at 231kW

and 367Nm, these

healthy outputs are realised

tall in the rev band at

6600rpm and 5000rpm

respectively. If you think

these figures look familiar,

it’s pretty much the

same power plant that is

fitted to the rangetopping

ZB­series

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it’s anine­speed

unit that is characterised

by smooth shifts and

ratios which ease the load

on the engine so that

respectable fuel economy

can be gleaned.

Because of its size, and

weight (2032kg), the

Acadia needs as much

benefit in this department

as it can get. Holden rates

it with a 9.3­litre per

100km (30mpg)

combined cycle rating. By

my reckoning that’s

achievable, the test car

was constantly listing

around 10.8l/100km

(26mpg), taking into consideration

Idid alot of

around the city driving

which isnever conducive

to good economy results.

On the highway the

engine lopes over gently

at 1500rpm at 100km/h in

top gear, using fuel at an

instantaneous rate of

7.8l/100km (36mpg).

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Holden’s Acadia is American, with some downunder additions.

The Acadia is also a

useful off­the­seal traveller.

It lands inboth twowheel­drive

and fourwheel­drive

variants. The

test car was the top spec –

LTZ­V, and although the

driveline won’t get to

places alow ratio set­up

will take you, the mechanicals

are perfect for low

grip situations such as the

skifield access road, tackling

the tracks leading

into those high country

lakes, ortaking the boat

to the slipway. For the

record, the Acadia has a

2000kg tow rating and a

203mm ground clearance

figure.

It also travels withcompliant

suspension travel.

Unlike USvehicles of the

past which have been

quite soft inthe suspension,

the Acadia’s spring

and damper rates are

definitely biased towards

moderate firming, yet

comfort isn’t compromised.

Pushed into a corner

there is just enough steering

feel thanks tobeautiful

Continental sport

tyres, and they are big at

235/55 x20in. There is a

lot of rubber onthe road

and that promotes a

secure feeling of attachment.

Power out of acorneris

vivid. The quad­camshaft

engine is a howler, it

works through the rev

band freely but you don’t

have to have it singing to

the red line to get performance,

the torque

curve is just broad enough

so that itutilises the midrange.

However, ifyou like to

have it breathing freely

for ahighwayovertake for

example, it hunts to the

red line willingly, there

was never apoint where I

thought the wrong gear

was selected, the way it

arranges those nine ratios

is very clever. On the

subject of performance,

the Acadia buyer can

expect a standstill to

100km/h time of around

7.8sec.

As mentioned, the

Acadia lands here in three

specification levels, each

with the option of fourwheel­drive.

The entrylevel

model lands at

$49,990, while the test car

with its high grade trim

and 4WD sits at $71,990.

For that money it is comprehensively

equipped –

and you’d expect nothing

less.Itisvery American in

the way it is trimmed and

it does get all the latest

safety technology that

comes out of the General

Motors stable.

The Acadia makes no

pretence that it is genuinely

American, its styling

is designed to capture

attention, and the luxury

feel inside takes me back

to the best vehicles that

have come out of the

States in terms of build

quality and comfort.

However, the Acadia

also gets the benefit of the

Downunder input. Prior

to its release here it was

tested vigorously across

the Tasman for our market.

That development

shows it is an involving,

spirited car that feels very

good to be in.

The Acadia won’t be

for everyone, but for

those who want the benefit

of huge interior space

and strong engine performance,

it’s there in a

part of market where

buyers don’t have comprehensive

choice.

Price –Holden Acadia

LTZ­V, $71,990

Dimensions – Length,

4979mm; width, 1916mm;

height, 1762mm

Configuration – V6,

four­wheel­drive, 3649cc,

231kW, 367Nm, ninespeed

automatic

Performance –

0­100km/h, 7.8sec

Fuel usage –

9.3l/100km

Drivers to get more

time to gain full licence

Drivers holding acurrentfive­yearlearneror

restricted car or motorbike licence, due to expire

between December 1, 2019 and 1December1,2021,

will receiveanautomatic two­year extension.

The extensionwill affect more than 144,000

driver’s nationwide.

It willenable them more time to gain their full

licence,says Associate Transport Minister Julie

Anne Genter.

The figures on time­limitedlicencesdue to expire

in the next two years include 67,000 in the 12 months

from December1,2019 and afurther 77,000the year

after.

‘‘The extension is apragmatic, short­term

measure to avert the potential for thousands of

drivers becoming unlicensedover the next two

years,’’ Ms Genter said.

‘‘The reprievegives learner and restricted drivers

alittle more timetoget their full licence, improve

their driving skills or save up to pay forthe test, but

Iwant to be clear that people on time­restricted

licences need to take the necessary steps as soon as

possible tomove to afull licence.

‘‘The imminent expirationofdriverlicenses is

linkedtoarule change in 2014 that introduced a

five­year timelimit on restricted or learner licences.

‘‘Whether people are unawaretheir licence is time

limited,orfor other reasons, the current rate of

learner or restricted drivers progressing to the next

licence stageistoo low,‘‘she said.

‘‘Time­limited licences make sense in theory, but

we also need to acknowledge that people without

the resources,training, or support to pass these tests

risk becoming unlicensed when time’s up. This

situationpoints to alarger problem with our

licensing system, which is why overthe next two

years the Government will reviewthe Graduated

Driver Licensing System, launch acommunication

campaign to help licence holders understand the

changes and encourage them to progress to the next

licence stage, develop additional programmes to

help disadvantaged young drivers accesslicensing,

expand access to driver trainingand resources in

schools and increase the capacity of driver licence

testing sites.’’

‘‘My message to licenceholders in this situation is

­don’t wait.Book yourtest now. If cost is an issue

talk to Work and Incomeabout the financial

assistance on offer.

‘‘Whileextended expiredlicences will be legal to

driveon, Inevertheless encourage holders to either

progressorrenew the licence so it is visibly up­todate.This

willmake it simpler if you use your licence

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Animal welfare group thankful for community support

It’s been another busy year at

the Mid Canterbury Animal

Welfare Centre with volunteers

and other supporters all

contributing to the care and

rehoming of animals.

The centre has apool of a

dozen volunteers, including

long servers like Neil

Broadbelt, Jackie and Bob

Christian, Tonia Luxton,

Stacey Leonard and Amanda

North.

Volunteers are rostered on

for short stints of cage and

facility cleaning.

Centre manager Rallou

Keeley said volunteers were

the backbone of the facility

and part of one big family of

animal lovers.

Mrs Keeley said generous

sponsors like Grant Hood

Contracting, Holmeslee

Enterprises, Smith &Son and

Hyundai helped the facility

stay open, while individuals

like Adrienne Patterson had

been along­time supporter.

‘‘We are grateful for all of

the support we receive from

the community, including

food donations.

‘‘It enables us to keep on

doing what we do.’’

Photo: Mid Canterbury

Animal Welfare Centre volunteers

Brenda Jones, Neil

Broadbelt, Paulette Clark,

Rallou Keeley and Tonia Luxton

in the Outpost at the

centre.

Arable women get plant­based treat for end of year

Members of the Foundation for

Arable Research’s (FAR) Women in

Arable group were treated to some

plant­based cooking courtesy of

young authors, and sisters, Margo

and Rosa Flanagan.

The end of year event was held at

Kitchen Kapers in Ashburton.

The sisters, under their business

umbrella of Two Raw Sisters, focus

on whole foods, and trying to minimalise

their use of processed foods.

They are very open about their

personal journey citing multiple

mental and physical health issues in

their pasts, such as chronic fatigue

syndrome, eating disorders, parasites

in the gut.

Their father also suffered astroke.

But they attribute their healing from

increasing plants and whole, unprocessed

food into their diets.

They are not vegan, nor vegetarian,

but believe while people

know how to cook meat, they do not

know how to cook fruit and vegetables

in fun, exciting and delicious

ways.

They demonstrated some easy,

cost­effective and time efficient recipes

to the arable women using

whole, unprocessed ingredients very

familiar to them with broccoli buckwheat

salad, middle eastern legume

salad and chocolate banana bread

balls.

Photo: Two Raw Sisters, Margo

and Rosa Flanagan (at left), share

their plant­based cooking with

Foundation of Arable Research’s

Women In Arable members. Photo

supplied.

Season’s Greetings

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Tractor trek takes in rural sights

Mid Canterbury

Vintage Machinery

Club members have

enjoyed an annual

tractor trek aroundthe

outskirtsofAshburton.

Some 20 tractors

headed out recently to

the Ashburton Business

Estate visiting

Cullimore Engineering

and Ray Mayne.

Afterasharedlunch

back at the club’s new

roomsinthe Ashburton

A&P Showgrounds

complex, the tractor

procession went for a

drive to Talley’s on

Seafield Road, just

southeast of Ashburton.

Photossupplied:

right,Bill Ridder rides

in the tractor

possessioninhis Mini

Atlas Moline,followed

by GeoffRickard in a

Fiat and othertractors,

and below,the tractor

processiontakestothe

open road.

Ben, Ilse and the team

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all clients for their

continued support

and wish everyone a

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Christmas spirit in Geraldine

Wishing our community asafe and happy

Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Our office will close

12pm Monday 23 December

Reopening 8am Wednesday 8 January

The 2019 Go Geraldine Christmas

Parade was the largest and most

dramatic in years with rain having

participants worried. However the

skiescleared and the sun returned by

parade time, along with some

impressive displays of thunder and

lightning.

Parade co­ordinator Janene

Adamssaid the parade startedearlier

than scheduled because of weather

worriesand was oneofthe biggest on

record.

Mrs Adams said parade judges ­

worldbladeshearing champion Allan

Oldfield, fellow shearer and father

Phil Oldfield and constable David

Bray ­ were amazed at the sheer

number and variety of floats and

entrants.

“Every year Ithink that wehave

reached the pinnacle but the next

year proves me wrong. 2019 was just

the mostfantastic parade with such a

wonderful festive spirit, all while it

poured with rain.Itjust goes to show

what an amazing communityGeraldine

is thatthe parade still went ahead

and that the crowds turned out to

watch.”

The judges chose Geraldine kindergarten

for the best family focus

award, Lynn River Ltd for most

festive and Earthworks Aoraki for

most enterprising.

Mrs Adams said the Filipino

community wowed the crowds with

music, scores of dancers and people

in traditional costume. And she paid

tribute to Garry Sheed, of Fresh

Choice Geraldine, who organises the

Santa Float and lolly scramble. “I

cannot thankGarry enough for all the

work he quietly does for the parade.

He bought and completely refurbished

the sleigh afew years ago, gives

up his time to be Santa and donates

all the lollies for the immense lolly

scramble held after the parade.”

Photo: The Aoraki Earthworks

float.

Car park to get much needed upgrade

Geraldine’s Cox Street car parkis

getting an upgrade in time for the

peak tourist season.

Timarucouncil land transport

manager Andrew Dixon says the

existing car parkistobeupgraded

and sealed to enable more userfriendly

parking.

“The upgraded car park will

have marked car park spaces,

including the EV charging spaces,

which will provide aformalised

parking layout and improve

capacity. There will alsobe

markedparking bays for large and

long vehicles, such as campervans,

cars withtrailers,and house buses.

‘‘Thisisafacilitythat was

identified as neededinthe

Geraldine CBD,and will be a

great resource, particularlyfor

visitors.Other new features

include agardenstrip around the

perimeter, concrete accessway

crossings of footpath, vehicle

passing bay, and site drainage

kerbing and sumps.”

Accesstothe car parkwill be

restricted from time to time while

the upgrade work is done.

Alterative roadside parkingis

available on the surrounding

streets.

“While there will be some

disruptions, we endeavour to

complete the workassoon as

possible. We want to thank people

for their patience and

understanding,” Mr Dixon says.

The upgrade work is expected to

be completed on December 20 if

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Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon comments

Politicians, the conventional wisdom

goes, aren’t meant to regard our friends

in the media very highly. The relationship

can be fractious, with ministers,

MPs, mayors and councillors often

feeling they’re not given afair run by

journalists.

My view has always been different.

Even with the rise of social media, which

allows for politicians to speak more

directly to the public, media still provide

an invaluable service as your eyes and

ears. Holding the powerful to account

for their promises, their statements, and

their mistakes.

It’s true that some media personalities

are more aggressive than others,

particularly as the environment has

become more challenging. Now so many

journalists are required to file stories

throughout the day for their outlet’s

website, rather than just for the traditional

morning paper. With so many

people now able to read their news

online, many are forgoing the traditional

newspaper subscription.

Advertising has become more competitive,

with so many places businesses

can now choose to invest their time and

money. That competition coupled with

dropping circulation has meant less

money available to hire the very journalists

we count on for our daily news.

Here in Ashburton we’ve been comparatively

blessed. Igrew up in the days

when the Ashburton Courier was run by

the late great Frank Veale. Frank was a

titan of local media, and even today a

major New Zealand media prize, the

Frank Veale Memorial Award for

Community Newspaper of the Year, still

bears his name.

I vividly recall a conversation with

Frank 14 years ago at my mother’s 50th

birthday (apologies, Mum). I was

expressing an early interest in politics

and he was quick to advise against it,

instead suggesting Ilook to acareer in

journalism. For years after that conversation

Idid. I’ve always loved to write,

but ultimately could never think of

myself as up to the standard required.

Iinstead went for politics, and over

the past two years have had the pleasure

of working with Frank’s successor at the

Courier, John Keast.

Regular readers of the Courier will

know that John is your classic media

man. Keen to hear both sides and write

up a fair yarn as he sees it, always

recognising that the reader is his only

constituency.

He’s done aterrific job at the Courier,

covering news in Mid Canterbury without

fear or favour, the most you can

hope from anyone in an editor’s position,

often covering stories in our

community ignored by larger media

outlets.

Festive traditions shared

Christmas is about enjoying time

with family and friends, taking time

to remember lost lovedones and to

enjoy festivities of food and sharing

presents.

They were the common theme’s

of Christmas traditions enjoyed by

many of the Hinds School pupils

learning the ‘reason for the season’

and sharing what Christmas meant

to their family during a morning

event hosted by parishioners of St

Lukes Church.

Theco­operatingparish in Hinds

opened its doors to the pupils to

help spread the festive message.

The pupils took part in a craft

sharing session, played ateam work

game with hula hoops,sungsongsin

the church and watched aChristmas

themed video before having a

fruit and milk morning tea.

Parishioner Fiona Ward said it

was achance for the pupils tovisit

the church and share their family’s

festive traditions, while at the same

time learning of the message behind

the Christmas Day holiday.

The pupils, able to enjoy the

pleasant acoustics of the church,

learned popular Christmas carol

Sharing their family Christmas traditions in cloud balloons on

paper are (facing the camera from left, Charlie Pickford, 11, Leon

Johansen, 11, and Alex Blackler, 10.

‘Silent Night (Hangu te Po) in Te

Reo Maori. And also shared their

family traditions on paper incloud

balloons before learning of afellow

pupils family traditions.

Mrs Ward said the online video

‘AnUnexpected Christmas’ is available

publicly for anyone to view

through YouTube and tells the

story of Christmas from a child’s

point of view; it’s just over five

minutes long.

Methven board funds bouncy castle

Methven Community Board

(MCB) will use its discretionary

funds to provide abouncy castle at

acommunity Christmas party event

on December 22 at Chalmers Park.

MCB was asked for a contribution

to the popular community

event, but told organisers that it

would need to fund aspecific item.

Last year MCB paid for sausages

that were then cooked and distributed

by Methven Lions.

The board agreed on Monday to

pay $634 for the bouncy castle hire,

saying the event was successful and

popular with families with younger

children.

The party starts at 2pm.


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Seasons

Greetings

Judith, Michael and the

team would like to thank

all their clients for their

support throughout 2019.

We close night of

20th December

and re-open the

13th of January 2020.

Have aMerry Christmas and a

Safe and Happy New Year.

The team at Ashburton Powder

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your support throughout the year and

wish you aMerry Christmas and a

happy and safe New Year.

We will be closed from

20th December and will

reopen 6th January

‘thankseveryoneforanother

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We’reclosed from Tuesdaylunchtime

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Playhouse winner ecstatic

Delivering the playhouse to raffle winner Judy Mitchell are Ashburton Lions president Roger

Paterson, left, and project convener Jeff King.

Ashburton Lions have delivered their annual playhouseraffle

prize and the winner couldn’t be happier.

The giant playhouse was won by Ashburton

resident Judy Mitchell and is an early Christmas

present for her extended family.

Mrs Mitchell said she had bought playhouse raffle

tickets for many years, always hoping she might win.

‘‘I was over the moon when they told methe news

I’d won and Iknew straight away where I’d put it.

‘‘It will get plenty of use, including from my

granddaughter who is special needs and will use it for

abit of ‘time out’,’’

The playhouse was built by Lions president Roger

Paterson and has been afundraiser for 18 years.

Netball stalwarts honoured

Two Mid Canterbury

women who have encouraged

hundreds of netball

players and umpires were

made life members of

Mid Canterbury Netball

last week.

Volunteers Natalie

Bateman and Jan Lee

were both made life

members at the organisation’s

AGM. Mrs Bateman

has given 20 years to

the sport while Mrs Lee

has been umpiring since

2004.

Both women were presented

with their awards

by Mid Canterbury Netball

president Audrey

Leath.

Mrs Bateman has coached

club and representative

teams and

taken netball into

schools.

She was on the Mid

Canterbury Netball junior

committee, coaching

committee, competition

committee and was coaching

convener. She has

spent many hours courtside,

helping players and

teams and administrating

the sport.

She is currently secretary

for the Hampstead

Netball Club and was the

club’s coach of the year

Natalie Bateman (left) and Jan Lee were both

recognised for their good netball work recently.

in 2017.

Mrs Lee passed her

Netball New Zealand

Part A theory with the

highest mark in the country

in 2004 and the following

year gained her

regional qualifying

umpire practical exam.

Since then she has

umpired at senior and

representative level, coached

and tested fellow

umpires, generally helping

to train new umpires

and upskill others.

Community trust grants

In its latest funding round the Community

Trust of Mid &South Canterbury has

approved grants totalling $626,056 to25

organisations from around the region

supporting a range of outcomes for

health, community, education, welfare

and recreational groups.

Locally, Community House Mid Canterbury

receives $14,290 for anew air

conditioning system and Hakatere Ceramics

&Pottery group receives $17,000

towards anew potter’s wheel and other

equipment.

Ashburton Golf Club gets $5,500 for

clubhouse heating, Rakaia Golf Club

$5,000 towards anew mower amd there

is also $7500 for Hakatere Multicultural

Council.

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Club news

John Driscoll with the coffee machine at Community House.

Coffee machine donated

Those who work at and visit Community

House in Ashburton will be

able to satisfy their caffeine fix in style

thanks to a state­of­the­art coffee

machine donated to the house by

Chorus and More FM’s morning

radio show. Coffee­drinkers can even

programme the machine from their

smartphones. Community House,

which accommodates many diverse

community organisations, was nominated

for a technology freebie from

Chorus as part of a 12 days of

Christmas campaign. The Jura

machine was plugged in on Monday,

while staff set off to buy coffee beans.

Ashburton Hearing Association

The Ashburton Hearing

Association’s Christmas lunch

was awell­attended and avery

pleasantgathering.

Before enjoying adelicious

meal, those present adoptedthe

recommendation of the

committee to appoint Russell

Anstiss as patronofthe branch.

Russell’sappointment reflects

his huge contribution to the

Hearing Association and his

concern for those who are

hearing impaired.

Entertainment at the lunch

included afabulous

demonstration givenbysome

members of Rand RLine

Dancers Group and avisitfrom

Santa.

The dear old chap in the red

suit dispensed gifts to thosewho

have or said theyhave been good

duringthe year.

Everyone must have been good

because they allreceived agift!

The Christmas lunchcapped

off avery successful year for the

AshburtonHearing Association

duringwhich it provided services

to members, hosted the National

Conference,enjoyed various

socialactivities and established a

Named Fundwithin the Advance

AshburtonCommunity

Foundation.

While extendingSeason’s

Greetings to members and

friends, President Aine Whiting

said the branch will continue its

socialprogramme in the New

Year beginningwith abus trip in

February 2020.

U3A Hakatere/Ashburton

Meeting –26November 2019

The final meeting of U3A

Hakatere/Ashburton for 2019,

was held at St David’s Church,

Allenton onTuesday 26 November.

The guest speaker was Professor

Adrian Paterson, who is

Head of the Department ofPestmanagement

and Conservation

at Lincoln University. He has

been at Lincoln for 25 years

where he has taught and

researched animal behaviour,

wildlife conservation and management,

biodiversity and evolutionary

biology. Hetold us what

research shows us about how

evolution influences society and

particularly teenagers. Professor

Paterson began his talk with a

quote from David Brin (2005):

“We are genetically little different

than our ancestors who dwelled

in caves; and yet, equipped

with Neolithic brains, we seek to

design and operate an increasingly

complex human civilization,

while plunging headlong into a

century of rapid change.” The

talk was focused on “ourselves’’,

but was not about individuals. In

any group most peoplewill do the

‘normal’ thing. Professor Paterson

put the question, “What is

normal”. 99% of the time that

humans have been on Earth they

have been hunters and gatherers,

living insmall groups. The foci of

a teenager are themselves,

appearance, relationships. parents,

and health. Each of these

foci were discussed. The influences

on ‘themselves’ begin with

pregnancy. Mother and child

sometimes share the same goals

but more often are in conflict.

The child needing more than the

mother gives. The embryo has to

be implanted and stay that way.

The placenta, aparasitic organ, is

there for the baby, not the

mother. The placenta ensures

that there isagood blood supply

taking nutrients to the baby.

Chemicals are released to help

the baby survive. The mother also

has chemicals that counteract

what the baby is taking. From the

start the baby is looking after

itself. Colic was discussed and it

may be a‘disease’ of affluence.

There is some evidence that

developing countries have very

low levels of colic. A study of

75,000 babies showed that colic

babies were not significantly

worse in any measurements and

were slightly larger. Appearance

is an important focus. Facial

dominance determines how

people are perceived by others.

Symmetry of the face fluctuates.

Agene should build paired traits

the same, such as legs same

length, fingers same width, eyes

same colour. Disruption of

development or slight genetic

mutations will cause imperfections.

This is signal that some

potential mates may be inferior

to other choices. After a 30

second meeting a ‘map’ of a

person can be formed. Relationships

­ How do humans select

mates? Males and females are

likely to have different sexual

selection strategies. A study of

over 10,000 people from 37 cultures

on 6 continents examined

how males and females rated

various attributes in potential

mates. In all cultures women

rated financial prospects higher

than men and women wanted

men older than themselves. Men

wanted younger women and

rated beauty higher than women.

Parents ­the basis ofmany of our

fairy tales isthe conflict between

children and step­parents. This is

understandable from an evolutionary

perspective as the stepparent

isnot genetically related

to the child. Most parents of

adopted children put more positive

support into adopted children

than into their genetic children.

Moffitt and Capsi tested

whether upbringing or genes contributed

to antisocial behaviour

and criminality. They found that

a‘bad’ gene and a‘bad’ environment

determined antisocial

behaviour. Social policy and

social expectations must adapt to

a world in which everyone is

different. Health is another factor

in the development of

humans.

The more that we research the

whys of human behaviour the

more that we see that evolution

has shaped our responses to

situations.

Professor Paterson was thanked

and an end of year lunch was

served.

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School leaver Leanne awarded NZ Navy scholarship

Ashburton College school leaver

Leanne Walsh has been awarded a

$14,000 scholarship by the New

Zealand Navy.

Leanne, 18, is heading to the

University of Canterbury next year

to study electrical and electronic

engineering. Her leadership skills

and core values were recognised by

the navy as qualities they admire,

even though she might never end up

in uniform.

The scholarship capped off a

great year for the Year 13 student,

who was also awarded several other

scholarships at the end of school’s

end of year prizegiving to help ease

the financial cost of going to

university.

The HMNZS Canterbury

scholarship was established by the

navy in 2005 to mark the decommissioning

of the frigate by the

same name. The winner must have

displayed strong leadership skills

and the four core values of courage,

commitment, comradeship and

integrity.

Leanne’s citation points out her

strong leadership, notable academic

ability and keen service to the

community. She was the top scholar

in chemistry, biology and music and

was the top overall student enrolled

in the three sciences at Ashcoll.

In following her passion into

engineering, she seeks to make a

difference to the lives of the one

billion people currently living without

electricity or technology

through developing a means to

change this, without impact on

ecosystems.

Leannewas on the student welfare

committee, a peer support leader

and volunteer student librarian. She

is also a1st senior dan black belt in

karate, regularly achieving top placings

nationally and regionally; she is

also an assistant instructor to the

junior classes.

Photo:LeanneWalsh receives her

scholarship from anavy officer at

the Devonport Naval Base last week.

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Ashburton santa parade

draws crowd of all ages

Hundreds of peopleofall ageslined

the streets of downtown Ashburton

to takepart in the festiveHyundai

Mid Canterbury Santa Parade.

The annual event sawSantaalways

on the last float ­sittingona

new sleigh, beautifully made by

Ashburton manSandy Johnsand

sponsored by RayWhite Real

Estate.

Santa was joinedbyateam of

elves andfairies as wellasfestive

andfamous characters and scores of

people from withinthe Mid

Canterbury community. The main

street was packed withonlookers.

Primaryschool children,

preschoolers,church groups,

cultural groupsand sports andcar

clubs were among those taking part

as wellaspersonnel fromemergency

services, theAshburton PipeBand,

wholead the parade,and the

Ashburton SilverBand.

ENTERTAINMENT

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE sale Saturday 14th

December, 10am until 2pm,

5/259 Cameron Street.

Moving -household items,

clothing, books, linen and

much more!

SELL

12 cubic foot freezer, good

condition, $80. 2.8m corrugated

iron, $5 per sheet.

Phone 308 6708 or 027 388

2359.

BIKES! Layby now for Christmas.

New kids bikes

arrived. Check out now in

store. Great for gifts.

Wheelhaus, 211 Burnett

Street. Phone 307 6443.

BRACELETS, bangles, earrings,

pendants, necklaces,

watches, rings. Selection

includes Kagi and Olivia

Burton collections. Fabulous

gift ideas at Time For

Diamonds, Tancred Street.

CHECK out the amazing

range of Christmas gift

ideas at Health 2000 in The

Arcade. Something for the

whole family. Burnett

Street, Ashburton. Phone

308 1815.

COLOURFUL Zsiska

necklaces and earrings,

MP socks and Minx

sockettes plus gift

vouchers, all available at

Stepping Out. Perfect

Christmas gifts.

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.

EAST Street Pharmacy has

decorations to make your

home feel like Christmas.

Whether traditional or modern

-wehave something for

everyone.

FLOWERS @ the gate by

Tonee H, from $20. Xmas

hours: Mon -Thurs, 3pm -

7pm. Fridays 10am -3pm.

Order your table

arrangements now! 027

313 0615 "Merry Christmas".

GOLFING gifts? Check out

our range of golf merchandise

including balls, tees,

range finders, gloves,

shoes, clothing and

vouchers. Sega Golf, Ashburton

Golf Club.

HARVEY’S Bakehouse for

all your Christmas baking.

Delicious traditional mince

tarts, Christmas cakes and

croissants. Don’t miss out,

order now! Creek Road,

phone 308 3398.

HO ho ho -don’t forget those

stocking stuffers. Watches,

necklaces, earrings etc.

and every girl would love a

diamond. Robilliards Showcase

Jewellers, Ashburton.

HUNTING & Fishing have

great gifts for all the family.

Camping/tramping gear,

mens, womens, kids clothing,

accessories, books

and vouchers. West Street,

Ashburton. Phone 308

5117.

JEWELLERY for that special

person? Check out the

extensive selection of gift

ideas from Ashburton’s

only manufacturing jeweller.

Unique Jewellery, 163

Tancred Street, Ashburton.

Phone 307 6663.

LPG REFILLS

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$27.50

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Phone 307 2707

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MAKITA power planer model

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condition $350.00 o.n.

o. Phone 308 3350.

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.

PAPER Plus Christmas Shop

open 7days until Christmas

eve. A wonderland of

Christmas inspirations.

Check it out upstairs, 212

East Street. Phone 308

8308.

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.

PHALLAENOPSIS orchids.

Beautiful full flowering quality

Gellerts orchids in ceramic

pots. Super special

price of $50 each at

Flowers and Balloons -

your Interflora florist. www.

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SHOES, wallets, bags,

scarves and more. New

handbags in-store this

week. Gift vouchers available.

Style Footwear, 177

Burnett Street, Ashburton.

Phone 308 7620. Ruralco

suppliers.

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.

SOMERSET Grocer available

for your Christmas

functions. Gift items,

hampers and a lot more

available in store.

Somerset House, 161 Burnett

Street. Phone 307

5899.

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sunscreen, first aid

and all other over the

counter medicines available

at Allenton Pharmacy.

Stock up now!

THE Mower Shop offers a

range of outdoor power

equipment including

mowers, chainsaws, line

trimmers, blowers and

much more. 26 Robinson

Street, Riverside. Phone

307 8553.

TOOLS for your bloke this

Christmas? Pop in and

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of gift ideas now at The

Toolshed, 34 Robinson

Street.

MAKE money selling your

unwanted items. Up to 24

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WIN "THE Wind And The Willows"

Court Theatre, Thursday 09

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Christchurch, Sunday 12

April at 4pm. Gift vouchers

available. For bookings or

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ENTERTAINMENT

TOTS To Teens have a

fantastic selection of clothing,

footwear, toys,

babywear & more. Great

Christmas gift ideas including

gift vouchers for boys

and girls. The Arcade, Ashburton.

Phone 307 7340.

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

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Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

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special person with

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Birthdays this week

Daniel Clucas,13th December,aged 6

ZoeClucas,13th December,aged 6

Cash Williams,13th December,aged 3

Hannah Gray,14th December,aged 25

RarangiTopp, 14th December

Holly Sim, 15th December,aged 7

Lulu Webb,16th December,aged 5

Logan Price, 19th December,aged 31

Congratulations to last weeks winner!

Jason Easton

If youhave aspecial friend who youwould like to see

win acake,put their name in the BirthdayBooks at Sims

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N.B: Names forbirthdays next week

must be with us by 10.00am TUESDAY

ONLYONE ENTRYWILL BE SUBMITTED

INTOTHE DRAW PER NOMINEE

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WHEN the shopping gets too

hard, the sensible person

goes to The Bag Shop, we

can help with suggestions

for everyone.

DEVON Tavern, it’s your

local! Book your Chistmas

functions with us now. Garden

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available. 116 Victoria

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January 2020. Fri 17th 7:30pm, Sat 18th 2pm

and Gala Evening 7:30pm

Celebrating 20 years of musical theatre camps

this show has it all. With students from the past

and present there will be 110students who will

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Saturday night will include an alumni choir.

Tickets are$25*. Gala tickets $40*

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Sat 14th March 6:30pm

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Adult from $27.00* /Child 17 and under $12.00*

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FRUIT &PRODUCE

RASPBERRIES

RASPBERRIES

NOWOPEN FOR SEASON

SMITHFIELD ROAD

Sign at gate

OPEN 7DAYS–8am-6pm

Freshly picked & P.Y.O.

No eftpos

Phone 308 3498

2238991

GREEN peas P.Y.O., new

potatoes at Plains Museum

Tinwald. Potatoes available

at ZServices Stations Ashburton

and Tinwald. Phone

308 3669.

NEW potatoes $3 per kg or

2kg for $5. Bennett, 22

Melrose Road. Phone 308

4015.

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to deliver the AshburtonCourier and Realty

everyThursdaydelivering the

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Oak Grove, Grigg Street area.

Phone Leonie on

308 7664 or email

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Waitaha Primary

Health -Board

Member

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

represent our District as aBoard Member forWaitaha Primary Health,formally

the RuralCanterburyPrimaryHealth Organisation.

Expressions of interest arebeing sought from people who havethe necessary

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

demonstrateacommitment and understanding 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.

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Sunday,15December 2019.

NEW season potatoes.

Nadine $2.50 per kilo.

Phone 308 3195 or 027 531

9103. 81 Elizabeth Street.

POTATOES - Ilam Hardys

freshly dug, $2 kg minimum

order 3kg. Delivered

Friday, Ashburton and Tinwald

and every Friday

through holidays. Phone

302 7272.

HIRE

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

8155 for abooking.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

PLAINS Rotary -Mushroom

compost, bulk or bag.

Delivery can be arranged.

Contact Owen Moore 027

434 4797.

SPORTING GOODS

22 RUGER 10 shot semiautomatic,

new scope 4x40

and silencer, two magazines,

carry case and 330

rounds of ammunition

$350. Phone 027 693 7003

anytime.

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11 laying hens, $8 each.

Phone 027 308 5366.

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Field Rep

Talley's Ashburtonisseeking an Agronomist to plan, manageand executecrop

production activities in the mid-Canterbury region. Talley's Ashburton processes

potatoes, peas and sweetcorn from its Fairton sitejust outside Ashburton.

Reporting to the FieldManager and supportedbythe wider fieldteam, youwill

provide technical and agronomic support to our diverse grower base. This advice

includes the application of fertiliser, agrochemicals and general husbandry of the

contracted crops. This role is responsiblefor providing timelyinformation on crop

estimates and harvest co-ordination to ensureonlythe best quality fresh produce is

delivered to the business for processing.

We areinterested in speaking with peoplewho have:

• 3+years’agronomyexperience preferred

• Anappropriatedegree, diploma or technical qualification preferred

• Excellent recordkeeping and organisational abilities

• Customer service andrelationshipmanagementskills as well as excellent interpersonal

skills allowingyou to communicateeffectivelywith all growersand staff

• Agood understandingofhealth and safety responsibilities andthe ability to assist in

creatinghigh awareness and compliance with safe operating procedures is essential

We will offer youacompetitivesalary,including avehicleand an opportunity to

developyourcareer within aleading NZ company.

Applicants must be eligibletowork in New Zealand.

Applications with CV and references shouldbeemailed to:

Ashburton.Hr@talleys.co.nz or to apply in person at our Guardhouse -

125 Fairfield Road, RD2, Ashburton 7772.

Boiler Operator

Talley's is asuccessful and well-known brand, operating several plants

throughout the South Island, as well as having diverse interests in seafood,

frozen vegetables, meat and dairy products. Arare opportunity has arisen for

aBoiler Operator at our Fairton plant, located 10minutes north ofAshburton.

The key purpose of this role is to operate a14mW Steam Boiler, along with daily

tasks tokeep other utility equipment inacondition that will allow full running,

with minimal down time tobest support our plant operations.

Youwill:

• Preferably hold aLevel 2National Certificate -Boiler Operations, but wemay

consider asuitable candidate with past boiler operation experience, who is

prepared to work towards and attain this qualification

• Bemechanically minded, have great problem-solving aptitude and can think

outside the square

• Have excellent communication skills, to ensure relationships with other

departments and external parties are fostered and cohesive

• Show good leadership inasmall team and be prepared to be flexible regarding

rosters toensure best service to operations.

• Havethe ability to followprocessesand ensureaccuracy is maintained on all

documentation and records, both written and electronic.

Applicants must beeligible to work in New Zealand.

If this role sounds like something you are interested in, email acopy ofyour

CV with cover letter and current working visa to:

Ashburton.Hr@Talleys.co.nz

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ACCOUNTSRECEIVABLE/

RETAIL POSITION

We currently have aposition available in our busy

flooring and windowfurnishingbusiness.

Key taskswould include:

• Accounts receivable invoicing

• Preparing quotes

• Ordering product

• Booking in jobs

• General clerical work

• Assisting customers

The person we are looking for would have an

enthusiastic personality and who enjoys dealing

with customersand working in ateam environment.

Anatural ability for detail is essential. Computer

and/or retail experience would be preferred

howeverfulltraining will be provided.

This position is full-time MondaytoFridayand also

some Saturday mornings. Wewill also consider a

job-shareposition.

Please forwardyourapplication to:

AR Vacancy

Skip-2-It Flooring Xtra

24 Tarbottons Road

Ashburton

Or email jen.muir@flooringxtra.co.nz

Applications close Wednesday18th December 2019.

Startdate would be early January2020.

SALES POSITION

We areseekingabrightand enthusiastic person to

joinour friendly sales team.

Youwill need to be ateam player with excellent

communication skills, a focus on offering the

very best customer service and making sales.You

also need tobeaself-starter and proactive with

the everyday tasks the business requires. We are

looking for someone who is auser ofand has

confidenceinselling moderntechnology,and has

adesiretosucceed in sales.

Applicants should possess agood senseofhumour,

strong work ethic, and have an eye for detail. We

are looking for someone who is punctual, has the

ability tothink outside the square and who can

work well unsupervised. You will need acurrent

fullNZdriver’slicence andNZresidency.

Theremuneration package includes an hourlyrate

plus commission onsales. Your earning potential

is inyour hands –the more yousell,the moreyou

earn.

If this sounds likethe position foryou,please apply

in writing including acopyofyour CV to:

alister@smithandchurch.co.nz

Sales Position

Smith&ChurchAppliances

PO Box434,Ashburton 7740

To speak in confidenceorfor any

further information please contact:

Alisteron03308 9019or

email alister@smithandchurch.co.nz

TRADE &SERVICES

ALTERATIONS, mending

and trouser hemming, curtain

alterations and curtain

making. Call Michelle on

027 352 7248.

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478 or

Cawte 027 418 7955.

CARPET cleaning -Powerful

equipment & fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker, 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

2239442

2238698 238698

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

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.

EVERY week, every home.

The Courier, 199 Burnett

Street. Ph 03 308 7664.

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TRADE &SERVICES

Specialising in

PANEL BEATING

SPRAY PAINTING&

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Caravans,Trailers,Farm Machinery, Jet Boats,

LightEngineering and Aluminium Welding

17 Range Street (IndustrialEstate)

Ashburton

Phone 307 0378 l 0274 274 007

Email: busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz

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FOR ALL YOUR

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Call us TODAY

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PLASTERING

&COATINGS

Rockcote. Waterproofing.

Texture/Specialist

Coatings.

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2131556

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.

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

FLOWERS @ the gate by

Tonee H, from $20. Xmas

hours: Mon -Thurs, 3pm -

7pm. Fridays 10am -3pm.

Order your table

arrangements now! 027

313 0615 "Merry Christmas".

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

and industrial pest control

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 8147 or 027 432

5447.

FURNITURE removals -For

all your household removal

needs call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027

224 0609.

HYDRAULICS; Martin

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic

hose repair service 24/7.

Stockists of Aero Quip

hoses &fittings, Commercial

hydraulics, Dynacool,

Spool valves etc., MP Filtri,

Walvoil. Call Justin on 308

9778.

LEGAL work -Phone Peter

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

house sales, purchases

and refinances. Will call at

home evenings for wills,

enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

2234723

2178739

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.

SPIDER and fly treatment.

Weed spraying and lawn

treatment, plus insects. Call

Allan from AA Performance

Services on 027 209 5026.

I’ll take care of them.

ROOF COATINGS All roof

types, specialising in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not aproblem. Member

Master Painters &

Roofing Association NZ

Spraymaster 0274337780

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes -offices -

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

of Master Tinters NZ.

TILING - For all your tiling

requirements including kitchen

splash backs, flooring

etc. (full water proofing),

call Kevin on 027 496 8314.

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.


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FIREWOOD

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SLABWOOD

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OFFCUTS

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Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

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WANTED TO RENT

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SAVE $120 on next winters

firewood. 6cubic metres of

OMP $475, OMP/Bluegum

mix $595. Limited supply at

this price. Free delivery to

most areas. Phone 027 297

7563.

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.

ANIMALS to good homes

every week in The Courier.

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

Professional

self employed

Agricultural Couple

with 2children

seeking to rent a

house and shed

storage. Honest,hard

working,farming

bred and very useful

to have around on

your farm!

Phone 021 0498397

2239084

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

Saturday14th December is ThreeRivers Health,

7-11 Allens Road.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 9139.

Sunday15th December is Tinwald Medical Centre,

33 Archibald Street.

They will hold surgeries from 10.00am until 12.00pm

and from 6.00pm until 7.00pm.

No appointmentnecessary. Surgeryphone 308 6565.

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

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

FLOAT away at Soul Pods.

Give the gift of relaxation to

yourself and to your loved

one this Christmas. Gift

vouchers available. Phone

021 128 1095.

WE value the service we

provide - The Courier for

advice on how you can

reach potential customers.

Call us today on 308 7664.

EDUCATIONAL

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

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Phone Christine 027 245 2563

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(formerly SPCA)

MerryChristmas to allour

volunteers, sponsors andsupporters.

Please note: We will not accept

animals dropped at the door.

Please phone the

numbers below

Tues -Sat 9:30am -noon

Closed Stat Days only

Kindly sponsored by

Adrienne Patterson

308 4432 or 027 332 9286

Ashburton District

FARMER’S MARKET

Evening

Christmas Market

Monday, December 23, 2019

4pm to 7pm (wet or fine)

“TerraceCroft”

Wilkins Road,Tinwald,entrance

(Will be signposted)

101215

180216

2237189

Getall your fresh Christmas goodies

Potatoes,vegetables,berries (weather permitting),

Christmas baking,Christmas flowers,Hipi cheese,

preserves, whitebait,honey,lollies,

TheRollin’Pedaler icecream, wine,

hot food and drinks.

Luckyshopper prizedraw,

sausage sizzle,Christmas treats,

Pipe Band and VickiSmith entertaining.

Santaisarriving approx.5:30pm

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

2238933

LOOKING to earn extra

money, even while you’re

out walking? Delivery

people required. Phone

The Courier 308 7664.

ART gallery; 175 Alford Forest

Road. Local artists. Perfect

Christmas presents,

vouchers available. Open

Wednesday &Friday 11am

to 2pm. Phone 021 143

1075 or 021 255 3513.

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.

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3.45

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TheAddams Family

Jojo Rabbit

TheGood Liar

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Ford Vs Ferrari

Knives Out

PG

M

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M

R13

M

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Wed18th

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CARS WANTED

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Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813

TRAVEL

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Saturday 11 January @

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lunch. Kaikoura overnight

25-26 January. See the

rebuilding of Kaikoura with

an option to ride the train to

Christchurch. NZ Military

Tattoo, Palmerston North

02-06 April. Itineraries now

available. Gift vouchers

available. For bookings or

enquiries phone 308 7646,

Beckley Coachlines.

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.

LOST &FOUND

LOST: Silver horse brooch at

Methven races. Phone 027

336 6541.


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