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Supplies for bushfire victims

By Mick Jensen

The Methven community is giving

generously to support acampaign set

up to help those affected by the

Australian bushfires.

A collection depot for donated

items such as toiletries, nonperishable

food, bedding, toys and

other useful items has been established

at the Methven Resort. A

storage room at the resort is filling

fast and donations have been arriving

since Sunday.

The collection effort has been set

up by Methven resident Wendy

White who saw the Facebook campaign

launched by NZ Gifts of Love

and Strength, a volunteer group

working to assist families impacted

by severe tragedies, and decided her

rural town could help out.

‘‘I’m acountry girl and when the

going gets tough the rural community

is usually there to lend ahand.

‘‘There is aneed for all of these

basic items and it’s a matter of

collecting them, boxing them and

getting them to where they are

needed,’’ Wendy said.

She said she was grateful to

Methven Resort owner Ole Wallis

and to the people in the generous

community in which she lived.

Items delivered this week included

sanitary items, cat and dog food, toys,

books and sheets.

‘‘Toiletries are abig thing needed,

as well as items like baby formula,

baby wipes, nappies and clothing for

all ages,’’ said Wendy, who is busy

juggling work with boxing up and

Firefighters have been working in extreme conditions in Australia.

labelling boxes.

She said the collection point would

run until January 18 and items would

then be freighted by Wareings to the

NZ Gifts of Love and Strength

warehouse in Christchurch.

From there it was hoped to get the

donations air freighted out quickly

and into the hands of those affected

by the fires.

‘‘Our hearts go out to everyone

affected by the fires and also to

firefighters putting their lives on the

line.

‘‘My dad was afirefighter for many

years and my brother is afirefighter

and paramedic, so it’s something

close to my heart.’’

Donated items can be dropped off

at the storage area to the left of the

main entrance at Methven Resort

between 10am and 4pm most days, or

can be left at reception at other

times.

Asimilar collection point has also

been set up at Ashburton’s Japanese

restaurant Miyabi.

Acommunity craft day will also be

held at the Mt Mutt Memorial Hall

this Saturday between 10am and 2pm

where people can share acup of tea

and also make cards or drawings to

show support for the families affected

by the Australian bushfires.

There is agold coin entry to cover

costs and those attending are asked

to bring craft items. Any surplus craft

supplies can be dropped off at the

Methven Resort and Miyabi prior to

the event.

Methven Resort owner Ole Wallis andWendyWhite with some of the

items alreadydonated by the Methven community.

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Fairton plant heads for sale

By Linda Clarke

Silver Fern Farms has confirmed

its mothballed Fairton plant and

surrounding land is to be sold.

Real estate signs have been

erected on State Highway 1near

the plant and Silver Fern Farms’

communication manager Justin

Courtney said expressions of

interest from buyers were about

to be sought.

Colliers is selling the plant on

behalf of the meat processing

company. More information

about the sale is expected to be

released next week.

The block is being advertised

as a 485ha land area, as an

industrial/rural holding.

Mr Courtney said items of a

historical nature from the plant,

which is more than 100 years old,

were being preserved. The Ashburton

District Council had been

approached regarding interest in

items for the Ashburton

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The Fairton meat processing plant is about to be put up for sale.

‘‘We support the local community

preserving local pieces of

importance.’’

Parts of the engineering plant

had significant history. Sheep

farming was the cornerstone of

the Canterbury economy following

settlement in the early 1850s

and the Fairton plant, or Fairfield

Freezing Works as it was

called when owned by the Canterbury

Frozen Meat company,

played an important part in

processing sheep meat for

Britain.

The main part of the plant

closed in 2017, with the loss of

370 jobs; the plant’s pelthouse

closed last year, with the loss of

another 44 jobs. A decline in

regional sheep numbers led to

the closure and the company has

consolidated processing at Pareora.

Afew staff are still on site at

Fairton, involved in the operation

of its farmland.

Speed limit thoughts sought

By Linda Clarke

Ashburton district residents will

be asked for their views later this

month about speed limit changes

on the roads they use to get to

school, work, family and recreation.

The Ashburton District Council

is reviewing speed limits on

local roads and has suggested

157 changes already, though it

will consult with the public for six

weeks from the end of January.

One of the proposed changes

is to lower the speed limit in

parts of the Lochlea subdivision

from 50kmh to 30kmh.

Resident Mark Douglas said

he supported the lower speed,

which in reality would only add

seconds to atrip.

He said some drivers currently

sped through the subdivision,

while older drivers tended to be

slower. ‘‘It can be a bit of a

nightmare.’’

Mr Douglas also supported

changes to the speed limit on

Racecourse Road. He said the

stretch between Allens Road

and the Methven highway had

become more densely populated

and included Trott’s Gardens, all

of which generated more traffic

on the road.

The council last reviewed

speed limits five years ago and

since then council has received

feedback “in the hundreds”

Charlesworth Drive will have aproposed new speed limit of

30kmh.

about local roads of concern.

Council staff say the proposed

changes are pre­empting new

Government policy, introducing

new 30kmh zones in residential

areas like Charlesworth Drive

and lowering current 70kmh

zones to 60kmh or 50kmh. New

restrictions have also been proposed

on some 100kmh roads as

Ashburton and its rural townships

have expanded.

The proposals as they are now

would result in a$120,000 cost

for new speed limit signs, though

the work is more likely to be

rolled out over three years.

Many of the proposed changes

are on roads on the outskirts of

Ashburton and Methven, where

more people now live. In Ashburton,

the changes would mean

Racecourse Road would be

50kmh until just west of Allens

Road then 60kmh until about

100m west of Farm Road.

Other streets that could also

drop to 30kmh are at Braebrook,

Tinwald and Lake Hood.

It is also proposed to change

the speed limit near the

Maronan Road bridge over the

Hinds River from 100kmh to

60kmh. There have been two

fatal accidents on the bridge in

recent years.

Councillors received the speed

limit review paper at their

December meeting and while

they did not agree with all the

proposed changes, they said it

should go out for public consultation.

The final details, with

input from the public, would be

hammered out in the consultation

process.

Council’s group manager service

delivery Neil McCann said

the proposals were pre­empting

what staff believed were inevitable

changes coming from Government

and had been informed

by local crash data and urban

development.

There was no crash data available

for Hinds or Chertsey so no

proposed changes there, but

residents in those rural areas

should submit if they had concerns,

he said.

Councillor Liz McMillan said

the proposed changes would

please Mt Somers Springburn

School, whose students had been

concerned at the 70kmh speed

zone near their school. It is

proposed to be 50kmh.

Consultation will likely be for

the six­week period ending

March 8, giving schools around

the district time to prepare

submissions in what was typically

abusy period as the school year

got under way.

Cr Lynette Lovett said the

proposals were agreat starting

point. “Staff have done agreat

job and Ithink the public will

have their say. You have to make

astart somewhere.”

Council staff said the planned

consultation would run from

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Proposed weigh station sparks crash fears

Firefighter

could return

By Linda Clarke

Mid Canterbury firefighter

John Ferguson could

be recalled to duty in

Australia.

The Ashburton man

spent two weeks battling

the devastating bushfires

last year and is among a

handful of local firefighters

to have beendeployed

as part of the ongoing

Kiwi aid contingent.

Fire and Emergency

New Zealand is coordinating

deployments

to help contain fires that

have burned an area

almost the size of England.

Mr Ferguson said the

fire seemed unstoppable

and firefighters were

working in extreme and

smoky conditions.

‘‘We never saw direct

sunlight. We were working

in 40 degree temperatures

and you have just

got to look after yourself.

The wind, the heat, the

dryness ... it adds up to

quite intensive fire

behaviour, fire behaviour

not seen before.’’

He said he had been

involved in containment

efforts to stop the fire

spreading inparts of the

Lower Hunter Valley and

in property protection.

Some home­owners had

evacuated while others

had decided to stay and

fight the flames.

Some were prepared

for the battle, with designated

water supplies for

firefighting. Fire was a

known risk.

‘‘The ones better prepared

had done alot of

work in the winter

months. It is away of life

and part of their life is to

be prepared. Even what

they plant can reduce the

intensity of the fire before

it reaches their house.’’

Despite being prepared,

many were unsure

and anxious about

whether they were capable

of keeping the flames

at bay, he said.

In Mid Canterbury,

there are now drop­off

points for people wanting

to send supplies tothose

affected by the bushfires.

Mr Ferguson said the

supplies would be welcome

atwhat was aheartbreaking

time.

Other Mid Canterbury

firefighters could be

called upfor deployment

if they are considered

qualified to handle the

harsh conditions.

‘‘It is an invaluable

experience. You can train

for this sort of thing but

training does not simulate

what actually happens. It

was an incredible learning

experience.Abig learning

curve.’’

Woman dies

in farm crash

A young woman has

died following asinglevehicle

crash at afarm

on Ealing Road, Coldstream.

Police were called to

the property about

1.10pm last Saturday

following the crash.

Police had not released

the name of the woman

at the time of going

The proposed site of aheavy vehicle weigh station at the northern end of the State

Highway 1Rakaia River bridge has raised road safety concerns.

By Linda Clarke

Aheavy vehicle weigh station

on State Highway 1just north

of the Rakaia Bridge has

Ashburton District councillors

and Rakaia fire chief

Tyrone Burrowes worried

about road safety.

NZ Transport Agency

wants to build the weigh

station on land between the

river and North Rakaia Road,

with trucks required to turn in

if sensors suspect they are

overweight.

Councillors believe the spot

is dangerous and with up to

nine trucks an hour expected,

the potential for crashes is

high.

Slow­moving trucks entering

and leaving the weigh

station created potential for

traffic to back up and accidents

to occur.

Mr Burrowes said he supported

council’s concerns. The

area between the river bridge

and the overhead rail bridge

was already avulnerable spot.

Any slow­moving, heavy

vehicles there would be a

hassle and any crash would

cause traffic to build up

quickly and block the highway.

‘‘If the council has aconcern

about it there, Iamon

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she was a

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The incident was

attended by the Serious

Crash Unit; WorkSafe

was also advised.

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Technically, the weigh station

site is in the Selwyn

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Councillors decided not to

grant or decline the easement

at their meeting in December,

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to lie on the table until

resource consents for the

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The proposed Rakaia site

was the exact opposite, she

said.

Cr Diane Rawlinson said

the site was in ahighly dangerous

place.

“If a person or a farmer

wanted to put something as

significant as this on the highway

it would be denied. They

are going against their own

safety rules.”

Mayor Neil Brown said a

better site would be south of

Rakaia on industrial land near

the Ravensdown depot.

The northern site would

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Council staff said resource

applications for the site had

proposals to deal with the

stretch of highway in the area.

Work on the Ashburton side

was within designated highway

area and outside council’s

control, except for the piece of

reserve land needed for the

variable messaging sign.

The weigh station is one of

12 Weigh Right stations to be

installed around the country.

The aim of the Weigh Right

programme is to regulate and

monitor heavy vehicle loads.

Weigh­in­motion sensors

and automatic number plate

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Plea to follow

restrictions

Level 1 and 2 water

restrictions have been

in force across the Ashburton

district since

December 21, and residents

connected to a

council supply are

urged to be vigilant

with their water use.

Residents in Ashburton,

Chertsey, Fairton,

Hinds, Hakatere, Lake

Hood, Mayfield and

Rakaia are currently on

Level 1 water restrictions,

while Methven

and Mt Somers residents

are on Level 2

restrictions.

Council service

delivery group manager

Neil McCann said

council had held off on

imposing the restrictions

for as long as it

could, but when people

begin using too much

water, there was arisk

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Mr McCann said it

was important people

reduced their water use

in line with the restrictions.

‘‘If you are connected

to a council

water supply, please do

the right thing and follow

the restrictions.’’

Level 1 restrictions

mean people can use a

hose, micro­spray or

irrigation system on

alternate days, rather

than every day. In

addition to watering on

alternate days, Level 2

restrictions limit hosing

to betweenthe hours of

6pm and midnight.

In Ashburton, Hakatere,

Lake Hood,

Methven and Rakaia,

residents with an even

street number can hose

on even calendar dates,

while those with odd

numbers on odd dates.

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Rural folk help fire victims

Methvenwoman Wendy White

hit it on the head this week when

she said rural people were good

at helping rural people.She has

organised acollection pointin

her town for people to dropoff

non­perishable goods that will be

sent to Australians affected by

thebushfires.

All around Mid Canterbury,

people are rallying to help ­

because they know how it feels

when disaster strikes.

University of Otago lecturer

Professor Lutz Beckert says the

bushfires are,for the people of

Victoriaand New SouthWales,

what the earthquakes were for us

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in Canterbury. Adisaster that

has left people in distress,denial

and disbelief for weeks after the

event.

People are dislocated from

their home and environment,

anxious and uncertain about the

future. Their lives have been

disrupted.

Bushfires are aknownrisk and

many homeowners try to make

their homes less ignitable by

managing vegetation, or through

house construction and

maintenance. But these fires

have been brutaland evacuation

the only way to survive for some.

The expertssay damage

nationwide is still lower than the

destruction caused by the2009

Black Saturday bushfires, when

173 lives and over 2000 homes

were lost. The current crisis is

not over though.

Like the Australians, we face

the risk of natural disasters like

floods and storms, as well as

quakes. Nelson last year, has also

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these disasters.

Now, on the ground, our

firefighters and Australian fire

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From this side of the ditch, we

can also send practical help ­and

Methven is leading the way.

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Dog owners must wait for review

By Linda Clarke

Dog owners breaking local

bylaws by running their pets off

the leash at the Ashburton Business

Estate can seek to have the

area designated a dog exercise

areawhen dog control bylaws are

reviewed in 2021.

Apetition signed by 139 ‘‘concerned

dog lovers’’ was presented

to the Ashburton District Council

last year after asign was erected

in the business estate reminding

owners their dogs must be leashed.

The existing bylaw says dogs

must be leashed in all public

places except areas designated

dog exercise areas. There are

nine inAshburton, but many dog

owners make use of the undeveloped

area at the business estate.

The dog control bylaws, which

set out the designated areas,were

last reviewed in2016.

Council group manager

environmental services Jane

Donaldson said more education

was needed so dog owners were

aware of the rules.

‘‘Weput asign up in areaswith

This sign at the Ashburton Business Estate warns dog owners

they risk a$300 fine if their dogs are off the leash.

significant problems with dogs

being off lead and attackingother

dogs and people.‘‘

A report to councillors for

their December meeting said

complaints had been received

from open spaces staff and members

of the public regarding dog

poo not being cleaned up, dogs

rushing, cyclists being chased, a

dog attack onahorse and dogs

being off leash. The sign inthe

business estate simply communicated

dogs needed to be

restrained as per existing dog

control bylaws.

Dogs had never been allowed

off the leash in the business

estate, she said.

‘‘I think we have to do moreon

the education front and we have

just produced a dog owners’

manual on the website. Anyone

who registers anew dog gets a

copy of that to make people

aware ofthe rules.‘‘

Councillors receivedthe report

and acknowledged the concerns

expressed bythe petitioners, but

decided the dog control bylaws

would bereviewed as scheduled

in 2021.

Cr John Falloon supported

their actions. ‘‘It will come upin

frontofthe bylaw committee next

year so it is not too long towait.’’

Ms Donaldson said the dog

control bylaws applied to public

places all over the district.

‘‘If it is on aroad, that is a

public place, but running around

a farm paddock is fine ­ it is

private.‘‘

She said council’s bylaws were

not out of kilter with other local

bodies and many had stricter

controls on dogs.

‘‘When you see the results of

dog attacks onchildren it makes

you think twice about having

lenient rules. We have had our

share of dog attacks in this

district.’’

Family harm needs to be called out

Areas like Ashburton are not

immune from the rising national

trend of family violence, says

White Ribbon ambassador and

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon.

The MP asked PoliceMinister

Stuart Nash for data onfamily

harm investigations inhis electorate,

whichisunderMid/South

Canterbury police jurisdiction.

Mr Falloon said the data

showed an increase in family

harm investigations, though that

could be partly attributed to a

special multi­agency response to

family violence programme running

in Canterbury and one

other police district since 2016.

In 2018, Police in the Mid

South area were called to1827

family harm investigations. In

the six months from January to

June last year, they were called

to 1018 investigations. In2015,

the number ofinvestigationswas

1387.

Some 352 offenders were

apprehended in 2018, while 162

were apprehended in the six

month period last year. In2015,

the number of offenders apprehended

was 427.

Mr Falloon said no Government

could fix family violence

alone. ‘‘It requires our whole

community making clear that

violence isn’t acceptable here

and calling out harm when we

see it, even when it’s our mates

or family members.’’

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Methven set

for by­election

Four nominations have

been received for the Methven

Community Board

vacancy and a by­election

will be held. The nominees

Your LocalVoice

I’m available to meet with

constituents onMondays and

Fridays, and anyday that Parliament

isn’t sitting. Contact my office in

Timaru or Ashburton tomake an

appointment to meet orspeak with

me. Ialso hold constituency clinics in

other towns across the region.

Andrew Falloon

MP forRangitata

are LeonieCampbell, Peter

Garde, Tammy Dickson

and Richard Owen. Voting

opens on January 27and

closes on February 18.

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Chris has piano stool covered

Searching for an itemtotackleas

an upholsteryprojectonMonday,

Chris O’Sullivan stumbled across

a battered piano stool in the

MountHutt College music room.

In need ofsome tender loving

care, Mrs O’Sullivan dug out

some quality, classical fabric

bought in Ireland 20years previously

and set about recovering

the seat.

The project was tackled atthe

Methven Summer School and on

the second day of a two day

workshop hosted by upholstery

professional Brendan Patrick.

Mrs O’Sullivan said she had

completed a dining chair reupholstery

project quicker than

expected, and with time onher

hands, had discovered the piano

stool inanearby room.

‘‘I have done upholstery courses

beforeand reallyenjoy getting

hands­on.

‘‘I love upcycling and recycling

and I’m getting better at it.’’

Her dining chair project used

material bought locally and

recently,althoughshe bought the

chair itself for five shillings in

1963.

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The MethvenSummer School has stood the test of

time and educated and upskilledpeople for the last

35 years. It wrapsuptomorrow after anotherbusy

week of classes.

Over the pastweek, some229 people have been

enjoying adiverserangeofactivities, including

cheese making, art,upholstery, photography,

baking andcake decorating.

Methven Summer School chairperson Sandy

Redmond said the coursescould not be offered

without the support of Mount Hutt College.

Thecollege venueprovided arelaxed, friendly

environmentthatwas put to good use eachyear

earlyinthe new year.

Mrs Redmond said20courses had beenoffered

this year and excellent tutors hadhelpeddeliver

new skillstothoseenrolled.

‘‘We get anumber of suggestionseach year for

new courses,but we then needtofind tutorsto

deliverthem.

‘‘Coursescan only go aheadifenough peoplesign

up to them to make them financiallyviable.’’

Mrs Redmond saidthe summer school was not

for profit, but about bringing thecommunity

together.

Originally it aimed to helppromote Methven in

the summer andtoday’svisitors wereamix of locals

and othersfrom outofthe district.

Dust flies as carvers get creative

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With stone carver Peter Green is West Coaster Trish Silcock, left, who enjoyed last year’s workshop

so much she returned this year, and first timer carver Wendy Carter from Methven.

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The dust was flying, but the creativity was flowing at

Peter Green’s Oamaru stone carving workshop at the

Methven Summer School.

The master carver’s two­day course helped and

inspired four participants to create two sculptures

each, including akoru carving.

Turning stone into art, budding stone sculptors used

hammers, mallets, chisels, hand saws and sand paper.


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Soap, candles from scratch

Soap and candle maker

Mandy Johnson showed

participants ataMethven

Summer School

course onMonday how

to create soap from

scratch.

As well assoap, they

also made lip balm,bath

bombs, bath fizz and

bath salts.

The versatile material

ofbee wax was melted

in the microwave

and poured into moulds

with awick sticking up,

then left to stand and

harden for candles.

It was also rolled to

create long, thin candles

and much smaller

birthday cake candles.

Soy wax was another

mediumused andmixed

with colour and

fragrance to create

another alternative.

It was the first adult

Pouring melted bees wax into amould is Jan

Nish, watched by fellow course participants and

tutor Mandy Johnson, right.

class delivered by the

full­time soap and candle

maker, who lives in

Ashburton and sources

her bees wax from

Orari.

Introspective art journals

Butchery skills passed on

Award winning

sausage maker Paddy

Kennedy passed on

some useful skillsand

tips to aspiring

butchers at atwo day

workshop in Methven

earlier this week.

The master butcher

showedhis knife

skillsatthe Paddock

to Plate workshop

and demonstrated

how to debone a

chicken and how to

cut halfalamb into

professional cuts.

Mr Kennedy, who

is amemberofthe

elite NZ Butchery

Guild,also used

products to create

salamis and sausages,

addingwell tried and

testedspecial

ingredients,including

whisky.

The hands­on

coursealso taught

meat presentation

and helpedstock up

the freezers of those

takingpart.

Photo: Linking the

sausages is Josh

Woods, watched by

Pim Allen and Matt

Kennedy.

Art tutor Cherie Irwin, right, offers advice to course participant Diane Sauer.

Methven based artist

Cherie Irwin has helped

seven women delve

deeper into their creative

side at an art journaling

workshop held at the

long­running Methven

Summer School.

Art Journaling,says Mrs

Irwin, is away to be deeply

creative without ‘‘external

expectations to ‘produce’

art that isgood enough to

hangonthe wallortosell’’.

It offered a private

space, the freedom to discover

creativity and to get

ideas flowing.

Art Journaling was

about self­expression and

was ‘‘introspective’’.

It was also eco­friendly

compared to many other

types of art practise andno

real mistakes could be

made, she said.

Course participants

practised a number of

practical mixed media art

techniques to create art

journal pages, exploring

primarily with acrylics and

water colours.

They were also offered

sessions of‘‘guided intentional

creativity’’ where

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their intuition and deeper

selves.

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Erin new netball centre manager

Mid Canterbury Netball has

recently welcomed anew centre

manager to its team,but she’s no

stranger to the local netball scene.

Erin Tasker comestothe role

from abackground in media,

having spent much of the past 17

yearswriting for newspapersinMid

Canterbury.

That’s meantmany Saturday

afternoonsand Thursday nights

spentonthe sideline at Mid

Canterbury Netball premier

competition games taking notes

and photos.

“Someone said to me during the

last netball season that Imust

dreadhaving to work Thursday

nights to covernetball, but Ididn’t.

It was the complete opposite,

actually. Ilove watching netball so

it was always one of the highlights

of the week,” Mrs Tasker said.

The opportunity to take on the

role of centre manager for Mid

Canterbury Netball was both

exciting and alittle daunting for

her, but she was looking forward to

anew challenge.

“After 17 yearsofdoing the same

job, it’s awhole new world and a

little scary, but everyone has been

so welcoming and so helpful, it’s

made the transitioneasy,” Mrs

Tasker said.

The motheroftwo boys is one of

three employees at Mid Canterbury

Netball, and joins netball

Erin Tasker.

developmentofficer Natalie Shaw

and coach developer Claire

Tappin.

Following the departure of

administrator Aimee Cosgrove,

the Mid Canterbury Netballboard

decided to change the

administrator roletoone of centre

manager, and bring moreofthe

voluntary work required in the

organisationunder the umbrella of

apaid staff member.

Volunteers are acrucialpart of

any sporting organisation and

manyorganisations are finding

themharder to find. Mrs Tasker

saidthat Mid Canterbury Netball

was fortunate to have agood,

strong group of willing volunteers,

which helpedensure that its many

competitions ran smoothly

throughout the year.

Netballisplayed by more than

1300people in Mid Canterbury all

yearround now thanks to the

facilities at the EA Networks

Centre. Mid Canterbury Netball

moved to the EA Networks Centre

fromits previous home at the

Ashburton College courts on

Middle Road in 2015 and numbers

havebeen on the up since.

Social netballhas beenone of

the biggest areasofgrowth,going

from six teamsto12afterthe initial

move. In 2018, 19 teamsentered

the popular competition and last

year that number grew to 24.

Mid Canterbury Netball’s

summer league has also grown at a

rapid rate,with 40 teams playing

lastyear. Anew, post­Christmas

summer league competitionwill

get underway on January 22 and

registrations are now being taken

throughthe Mid Canterbury

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Mrs Taskersaid Mid Canterbury

Netball wanted to keep that

momentum up and aimed to create

opportunities for anyone who

wanted to give netball ago.

“It’s agreatsportand we’re so

lucky in Mid Canterbury that we’ve

got thisfantastic facility that allows

us to play it all year round,” she

said.

Althoughshe hasn’tplayed for a

number of years herself, Mrs

Tasker playednetball growing up

and remembers many afrosty

Saturdaymorning spent at the

collegecourts.

“It’d be so cold that the ball

might hit the end of your finger but

you wouldn’t really feel it, until a

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“NetballersinMid Canterbury

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Coroner’s crash verdict in

Sticking to the drink­drive and speed

limits could have prevented the death of

a24­year­old Ashburton man, whosecar

crashed into a brick wall at speed, a

coroner has found.

Timothy Joshua (TJ) Walker, with a

blood alcohol level of 266 milligrams of

alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood,

should not have been driving on May 19,

2018, said Coroner David Robinson.

Mr Walker suffered multiple, nonsurvivable

injuries in the early­morning

crash; he had not been wearing aseat

belt. Three other people were in the

vehicle, including the nominated sober

driver.

The coroner who investigated the

death said he had not been given any

reason why the sober driver was not

behind the wheel. The legal blood

alcohol limit is 50mg.

Mr Walker, an electrician, had been

drinking with two others that night, and

had been driven by the sober driver to a

fast food restaurant. None of the parties

have a clear recollection of all the

events, except that at some point prior to

the crash, Mr Walker took over driving.

Police said the Ford Falcon vehicle

later crashed on Wakanui Road after

failing to take aminor bend and hitting

the brick wall at about 200kph. The

posted speed limit was 50kph.

The property owner found the car

upside down and on fire in his front

yard. Hedoused the fire with agarden

hose and assisted before the arrival of

emergency services.

Walk raises $9827.97

for Cancer Society

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suffered from severe

blisters on his feet and

an early calf injury but

he raised $9,827.97 for

the Cancer Society last

month walking the

length of New Zealand’s

South Island

from Picton to Bluff.

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Mr Adams who was

in Ashburton on Day10

of his walk, was supported

through the district

by Ashburton Fire

Museum volunteers

Carl Petersen and Bill

Hart, who were driving

alongside in a classic

museum fire engine. Mr

Petersen’s son, Jason,

was travelling support

crew for Mr Adams at

the time.

Mr Adams finally

made it home to Rolleston

‘‘safe and sound

with my wee family’’ in

time for Christmas.

‘‘I worked out that I

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971 kilometres from

Picton to Bluff,’’ Mr

Adams said, in aFacebook

post on Christmas

Day.

‘‘My legs are starting

to feel abit sore now.

‘‘I am very close to

the $10k Iwas hoping to

raise as my third fundraising

goal,’’ he said.

‘‘Thank you everyone

for all the support

throughout my walk.’’

Mr Adams, who

Tim Adams arrives in Ashburton during his

Chertsey to Hinds leg walking from Picton to

Bluff.

started his ‘A long walk

­ Picton to Bluff’ in

Picton on November 30,

finished in Bluff on

December 22.

He walked along

State Highway 1­or the

equivalent in distance

when he struck detours

at Kaikoura and the

overflowed Rangitata

River.

The highly planned

walk took Mr Adams 23

days, walking between

35km and 55km aday,

around nine and ahalf

hours aday.

Mr Adams was

appreciative of ‘‘all the

toots and waves as Iwas

walking’’ and carried

photos of ‘‘some amazing

people who had

been affected by cancer’’.

‘‘There where so

many more people who

were walking with me in

spirit,’’ he posted.

On his final 28km leg

into Bluff he was joined

by his brother and his

partner.

‘‘It’s so nice being

with my family again.

Once Itouchedthe (end

point) post in Bluff I

could see how proud my

mum, dad and everyone

who was supporting me

in Bluff. So much Aroha

from everyone.’’

‘‘Thank you all for the

follows, support and

donations.’’

Mt Hutt open for fundraiser

On February 29 Mt Hutt’s massive six

seater chairlift will carry families, walkers,

bikes and bikers to the summit to

experience the mountain insummer.

Methven Lions Club, Mt Hutt ski area

staff, and the bus drivers of Methven

Travel will give up their time to welcome

visitorsatthe community fundraiser event.

Visitors will beable to descend on the

chairlift orwalk or bike down from the

summit and, weatherpermitting,there will

be unrivalled views of the Southern Alps

and Canterbury Plains.

Running between 10am and 4pm, the

chairlifts willbefree for children under 10,

whilemountain bikerspay $30 andwalkers

$20.

There are also guided 4WD tours on

offer, a massive slip and slide in the

learners area, music on the deck, refreshments

and a barbecue cooked by the

Methven Lions.

Bus transportisavailable from Methven.

All proceeds from the open day will be

distributed to localcommunity groups and

causes by the Methven Lions Charitable

Trust.

Last year’s event raised $40,000 for the

trust and Canterbury West Coast Air

Rescue Trust and drew around 2000

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Family Notices

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

CONWAY,Angela Monica,

9.1.36 to 22.12.19: Passed

away peacefully at home,

Ashburton, aged 83 years.

Loved wife of Richard,

loved mother and motherin-law

of Catherine and

Michael,Rachel andRichard,

Hamish and Alice. Loved

Oma of Alex, Oliver and

Tilly; Sophia and James;

Max and Millie. And loved

special friend of Olive, her

extended daughter. She will

be greatly missed.Messages

to PO Box472, Ashburton. A

celebration of Angela’s life

has been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

HARNETT,AnthonyFrancis:

(Tony) On December 23,

2019,peacefully inhis sleepat

Tuarangi Home, Ashburton.

Aged 84 years. Dearly

beloved husband of Marie

for57years. Lovedfather and

father in law ofRobert and

Jane,Belinda and Joe and the

late Randall, Jack and Helen

and Rebecca and Richie.

Very much loved grandad

(Tony) of Patrick, Felix, and

Cleo; Hannah, and Joe Peters;

Brooke; Sinnead, Dominic,

and Frano. Messages to

the Harnett Family, P O

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

Very special thanks to the

staff at Tuarangi Home and

Ashburton Hospital for their

wonderful care of Tony. A

service celebrating Tony’s life

has been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

HETRICK, Joan Lilian: On

December 22, 2019. At

Ashburton Hospital. Aged

86 years. Dearly loved wife

of Bill for 65 years. Much

loved mother and mother

in law ofLloyd and Shanna,

Kay and Bryce, and John and

Kristeen. Cherished nana

of Louisa, Sam, and Ben;

Sammy, and Tom; and Bryn,

and Janya. Messages to the

Hetrick family, POBox 472,

Ashburton 7740. A service

to celebrating Joan’s life has

been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

LEE, Robin: Sadly Robin

passed away on December

20, 2019 at the Ashburton

Hospital with Pauline his

dearly loved wife and best

friend and his beloved

daughter Phillippa at his

bedside. Robin was acaring

friend of Shaun and Lisa, Erin

and Mike and loved Grandad

Robin, to Liam, and Sienna.

He was 65. At Robins request

a private funeral has been

held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

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LINTON Alexander Kenneth

(Ken),

RegNo; 442198 LACWW11

On January 3, 2020, at

McKenzie HealthCare,

Geraldine,aged 94 years.

Dearly loved husband for 69

years of June. Loved father

and father in law of Marie

and Malcolm Lill,Graeme and

Sue, Sandra Totty and Peter

Stephenson, Rodger and

Sheryn.

Loved grandad and great

grandad Ken of his 7

grandchildren and 6 great

grandchildren.

A memorial service to

celebrate Ken’s life will be

held at St Andrew’s Church,

Cox Street Geraldine on

Monday 13th January 2020

commencing at 2.30pm. In

lieu of flowers donations to

St John Geraldine would be

appreciated and maybe left

at the service.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

LINTON Leslie Stewart

(Les), on December 26,

2019, suddenly at his home,

Methven., Aged 67 years.

Dearly loved son of the

late Joe and Doris. Loved

brother and brother in law of

the late John, and Annabel,

Geoff and Sylvia, the late

Wally (Fred), Polly and Ken

Darrell, Ray, Roger and Carol

and aloved uncle and great

uncle of all his nieces and

nephews, and friend of Pam,

and Trish. Messages to the

LintonFamilyc/- POBox 472,

Ashburton7740. Aservicefor

Leshas been held.

Paterson’s

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PALMER, Pauline Marie:

On December 22, 2019

passed away suddenly but

peacefully at her home,

Ashburton. Aged 80 years.

Dearly loved wife of the

late Des Santy. Dearly loved

mother and mother in law

of the late Sue, and Jonathan

Reveley, and Michael (Perth).

Cherished and much loved

gran of Ben and Jessie, Todd,

Matt and Jemma and much

loved great gran of Hailey-

Marie, Evah, Lachlan, and

Oscar. Special friend of Kim,

Megan, and Amy. Messages

to the Reveley family,

P O Box 472, Ashburton

7740. A service for Pauline

has been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

SARNEY, Nancy Hutchinson:

On December 25, 2019

peacefully at Radius

Millstream, Ashburton.

Dearly loved and devoted

wife of the late Russell.

Much loved mother of the

late Rosemary and treasured

mother and mother in law

of Jocelyn and Jim Petrie.

Dearest nana of Tony, Sarah

and Chris Payne and Stuart

and Olivia and great nana

of Isabel Payne. Messages to

‘Cumbrae’291 Winters Road,

R D 7, Ashburton 7777. A

private service for Nancy has

takenplace.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

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January 6, 2020. Peacefully

at Ashburton Hospital. In

her 89th year. Loved wife of

the late John (Jack) Thyne.

Loved and adored mother of

Mary-Anne and son in law A

JKerr. Loved sister and sister

in law of the late Kaycey,

the late Phyllis Andrews,

the late Betty and Graham

Roberts, Joan and the late

Jim Owensand the late Brian

(Gina) and Shirley Mansfield.

Messages to 56 Beach Road,

Hampstead, Ashburton

7700. A memorial service

for Barbara will be held at

56 Beach Road, Ashburton

on Friday January 10,

commencing at 4.00pm.

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New leader for Ruralco

The Ruralco board has announced

that its chairman, Alister Body, has

signalled his intention to step down

from his role and pursue broader

agribusiness interests.

Mr Body has successfully led the

Ruralco board for the past two

years and served as adirector since

2011.

In that time, he initiated and led

afull governance review leading to

an overhaul of the board function,

rebrand of the business, reorganisation

of senior management and a

return to profitability.

He also chaired the joint venture

with Ravensdown that saw the

creation of the Ruralco brand.

The Ruralco board acknowledges

the significant contribution

Mr Body has made over eight years

of service and his infectious passion

for Ruralco and the members it

serves.

He has agreed to continue to

support the business until June 30,

Jessie Chan-Dorman

after which he will retire from the

board.

The board has appointed Jessie

Chan­Dorman as chair elect and

Mr Body will aid in her succession.

Mrs Chan­Dorman has served

with distinction on the Ruralco

Board since 2013 and chairs the

Pool reopens

The Tinwald swimming

pool was scheduled to

reopen yesterday after a

broken circulation pump

put the facility out of

action temporarily.

Sports facility manager

Steve Prescott said the

broken pump had been

replaced. The main circulation

pump ensures that

risk committee. When she is formally

appointed as chair in June of

this year, she will become the first

female chair of a major New

Zealand agribusiness co­op.

The 2018 Fonterra Dairy

Woman of the Year, she and her

husband Hayden lease 420 hectares

and milk 850 cows at Dorie on the

south side of the Rakaia River in

Canterbury.

Last year, she attended the Te

Hono Stanford Bootcamp at

Stanford University in California

focused on improving the competitiveness

of New Zealand’s

primary sector on the world stage.

She has an honours degree from

Massey University in animal

science and has worked in various

roles across policy and research

and development, before becoming

afarmer and business leader.

The board looks forward to

continuing to grow the business

under her leadership.

Protest wall captures imaginations

Creative youngsters are helping to

fill up the protest wall featured in

an exhibition at Ashburton

Museum.

The Ashburton Courier

Research Room has afocus on the

activism years of Kiwi icons the

Topp Twins, who supported the

fight for gay rights and equality for

women, backed Greenpeace and

other causes and were against the

1981 Springboks tour.

The exhibition, spread over multiple

areas of the museum, celebrates

the contribution the sisters

have made to New Zealand's social,

cultural and political landscape.

The protest wall activity station

supplies cut outs and invites the

public to colour them in and to

highlight their own protest causes.

It is filling up fast.

water in the pool is able to

circulate; pools are

unable to function without

aworking circulation

pump.

He said the replacement

pump was fitted on

Monday and contractors

were working to source

and fit the new pump as

soon as possible.

Royal ballet coming

The Royal New Zealand

Ballet (RNZB) will bring its

regional touring programme

toAshburton on

March 14.

The programmefeatures

works tailor­made for the

RNZB by trailblazing

choreographers in New

Zealand and on the world

stage and is aimed at all

ages.

Tutus On Tour will be

performed at the Ashburton

Trust Event Centre and

the show starts at 6.30pm.

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Methven skatepark taking shape

Methven’s new skatepark, pictured, is starting to

take shape.

Pre­Christmas bad weather delayed concreting

work, but the skatepark bowl is starting to show and

work will ramp up soon.

The skate park project is being driven by Kidz

Methven and is located on council land on the

corner of Bank and McMillan streets.

A recent donation of $15,000 from the New

Zealand Community Trust has taken the fundraising

effort over $100,000.

Atarget goal of at least $150,000 has been set by

Kidz Methven and an official opening date will be

announced in the near future.

Club news

Altrusa International ofAshburton

The Christmas Tree of Remembrance

in the Arcade proved once again that

people enjoy having the opportunity to

rememberloved ones at this time as they

purchase and place astar on the tree.

Proceeds are going to palliative care.

Our annual health bursary has

attracted applications from Mid

Canterbury; the finalists were

interviewedbefore Christmas. People

from the Elizabeth Street Day Centre

and the rest homes appreciated the

afternoon tea we provided as they

toured Trott's Gardens.

Throughout the year we have, in

conjunctionwith Ashburton's Public

Library, continued our Books On

Wheels project, delivering books to

people who are unable to visit the

library. This is on afortnightly basis; the

librarystaff choose and pack the

required number of books, and our

members deliver them and pick up and

return the previous fortnightly load of

books to the library.

We often get comments about the

excellent selection of books! If you, or

anyone you know, are no longer able to

visit the library to select your books, the

staff would be happy to add your name

to the list of recipients. Contact Celeste

at the library to discuss your

preferences.

We wish everyone ahappy Christmas

time and agood New Year.

Rakaia rugby committee

The Rakaia Rugby Club held its annual

general meeting recently, with Mark

Hanrahan elected president.

The committee is: Patron Alan Smith,

president Mark Hanrahan, immediate past

president Mark Boag, vice­president Warren

Jones, secretary/treasurer John Lawler,

club captain Josh Colgan, JAB captain

Dean Ford, union delegate Josh Colgan.

Other committee members:Mark Boag,

Chris Burrows, David Boag, Kyle Gray,

MurrayBurrowes, AndrewLetham,Bruce

Perry, Thomas Blyth, Philip Rushton,

Ryan Ford.

Sudoku

Quick Crossword

Simon Shuker’s CodeCracker

1

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and each 3x3 box contains the digits 1to9.

1 2 3 4 5

6 7

8 9

10

11 12 13

14 15

16 17

18 19 20

21

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8. Stretch (6)

9. Pillar (6)

11. Go in (5)

13. Ghost (7)

14. Reckless (13)

16. Coarsen (7)

17. Apparel (5)

18. Three times (6)

19. Steel beam (6)

21. Narrator (11)

Target

Down

2. Tear (3)

3. Possessor (5)

4. Superior skill (7)

5. Fair and decent (9)

6. Worsen (11)

7. Needless (11)

10. Astonish (7)

12. Tumultuous (9)

15. Student (7)

17. Military exercise (5)

20. Perish (3)

How many words of four letters or more can

you make? Each letter must be used only

once and all words must contain the centre

letter. There is at least one nine-letter word.

No words starting with acapital are allowed,

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Rural&Lifestyle

Rural support available

By Toni Williams

Mid Canterbury’s rural community,

like many nationwide,

is under increasing pressure

around farm management,

including environmental challenges,

an increasing tide of

misinformed public opinion,

potential legislation changes

and financial burden.

Rural Support Trust (RST)

Mid Canterbury have acknowledged

the challenges being

faced by their farming community

and made changes to

their organisation to give farmers

better access to help,

when it’s needed most.

Their free and confidential

services can help in matters

arising from climatic, environmental

and financial issues to

human resources, relationships

and personal circumstances, or

if people find themselves in an

overwhelming situation.

RST Mid Canterbury community

welfare committee

chairman Paul ‘Pup’ Chamberlain

is one of the new faces at

thetrust,splitintofive strategic

areas; RST trustees, administration,

response and recovery

committee, welfare committee

and liaison. .

The RST trustees will deal

with governance; the welfare

committee will include community

welfare and Mycoplasma

bovis (Mbovis); and

liaison will include staff from

Ministryfor Primary Industries,

Civil Defence and other stakeholders

as required.

Mr Chamberlain says the

welfare branch will work separately

butinpartnership with the

Mbovis and Response teams.

It is made up of several

committee members who are

working on programmes and

events toassist the Mid Canterbury

rural community.

‘‘A strong association with

Lives Worth Living at Safer

Mid Canterbury now means a

specific specialist targeting of

our local Mid Canterbury community

... we can develop programmes

andsupportthat work

for our rural people to make

sure we are being effective at

the (coalface).’’

Pup Chamberlain Frances Beeston Judy Skevington

Mr Chamberlain said this

support also extended toRST’s

frontline workers.

‘‘These people are constantly

dealing with issues that require

understanding, confidentiality

and dedicated attention. It is

important that our committee

protects them so that they can

continue with this vital work in

2020.’’

Among thosepeople are RST

Mid Canterbury manager/rural

connector Judy Skevington and

Mbovis Welfare co­ordinator

Frances Beeston.

Mrs Skevington monitors the

free and confidential 0800

phone line (0800 787 254),

which is available 24/7. The

trust can also becontacted by

Messenger through Facebook,

and via the RST website.

She answers calls and works

with the caller to decide on the

best action to take.

‘‘Sometimes that is to refer

them to other professional

services in the community,’’ she

says.

‘‘Often all the person calling

needs is for someone to listen

so they are able tounload what

is going on in their life. This is

afree confidential service.’’

Mrs Skevington, who hails

fromafarming backgroundand

owns a cropping farm run in

partnership with her son,isable

to draw on a variety of life

National farm sales down

Therewere 54 less farm

sales nationwide for the

three monthsended

November 2019 thanfor

the three months ended

November 2018.

Data released by the

Real EstateInstitute of

New Zealand (REINZ)

shows282 farm salesin

the three months ended

November 2019,

compared to 260 farm

sales for the three

months ended October

2019,and 336 farmsales

for the three months

endedNovember 2018.

REINZ rural

spokesmanBrian

Peacockesaid dairyfarm

sales weredown55% on

the equivalentperiodin

2018, and 83% on the

2017figures.Therewere

zerodairysectorsalesin

the Canterbury/West

Coast areas in

November,ashas been

the casefor the last

three months.

Some 1,295 farms

weresoldinthe year to

November 2019,12.8%

fewer thanwere soldin

the yeartoNovember

2018, with44.4% less

dairy farms,1.6%less

grazing farms, 23.4%

lessfinishing farms and

the samenumber of

arable farmssold over

the sameperiod.

Themedian priceper

hectarefor all farmssold

in the three months to

November 2019 was

$25,190 compared to

$30,411 recorded for

three monthsended

November 2018

(­17.2%). Themedian

price perhectare

decreased1.7%

comparedtoOctober

2019.

For the threemonths

endedNovember2019,

themediansales price

perhectare for dairy

farms was $39,678 (16

properties), compared

to $41,204(11

properties) for the three

monthsendedOctober

2019, and $50,964 (36

properties) for the three

monthsended

November 2018.

experiences in her role.

She has also brought

motivational speakers to the

district such as Resilient Farmer

author Doug Avery and

wellbeing and resilience coach

Lance Burdett, who will return

in March.

When dealing with Mbovis,

Ms Beeston says many Mid

Canterbury farmers have battled,

orare still battling against

Mbovis on their properties.

‘‘With this district being one

the worst affected in the country,

we will all know someone

affected in some shape or form.

This becomes another part of

our farmers’ environment by

default adding additional stress

and strain,’’ she says.

‘‘Our Mbovis support team is

here to help you navigate

through the process –whatever

that may look like toyou.

She said trained facilitators,

which included local rural

people with a wide range of

experience and knowledge, had

specific training around the

Mbovis programme and its processes.

‘‘We are more than aconfidential

listening ear to concerns

and issues. We are independent

support, we can help

with attending meetings, taking

minutes, able to connect you

with relevant people to attain

answers in specific areas.

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There was also a peer support

section where farmers who

had been through the process

were able toassist new farmers

in the programme.

‘‘We have access to counselling

services and providing

wraparound support to you,

your family and your farming

team.

Ms Beeston says Mbovis

eradication could bealengthy

process onafarm.

‘‘Rural Support Trust offers

support throughout and we

havethe abilitytohelp progress

or move things along if they get

held­up.

‘‘We can help you navigate

your way out of the storm,’’ she

says.

Mr Chamberlain says this

year the welfare team will be

rolling out some positive

initiatives.

‘‘We are totally committed to

assisting with what we see as

our people. Any approach by

the rural community will be

treated with respect and confidentiality,’’

hesays.

‘‘The utmost effort will be

given to assist where able.

Remember as acommunity we

are like afamily, we will have

our disputes but from time to

time we need support from

each other.

‘‘That is simply what good

families do.’’

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Chilean Needle

Grass incursion

areal possibility

Canterbury’s susceptibility

toChilean Needle

Grass (CNG) should

not be underestimated,

says Environment Canterbury’s

(ECan) principal

adviser for biosecurity

Laurence Smith.

‘‘We share aregional

boundary with Marlborough

who are now

managing an unprecedented

number ofpropertiesconfirmed

to have

CNG,’’ hesaid.

The primary mode of

spread for this pest

plant is the movement

of people, machinery,

stock and feed, and the

community is being

asked to remain vigilant

when moving between

properties and between

regions.

Canterbury has 23

confirmed CNG sites,

covering around 330ha,

which represented a

fraction of the potential

range for this pest as

over half ofCanterbury

has optimal conditions

for the establishment of

CNG, said Mr Smith.

‘‘Three new sites were

identified last season.

‘‘Early identification

remains the best way to

reduce the potential

impacts associated with

this damaging pest, and

we are asking all

Cantabrians to keep an

eye out.

ECan continues to

work with landowners

who have CNG on their

property by providing

advice and assistance

with the effective management

of this pest.

Mr Smith said landowners

can be proud of

the work theyhave done

to date.

‘‘Our goal is to limit

the spread of CNG as

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much as possible in

Canterbury, and any

farm with CNG present

has asignificant role to

play in achieving that

goal.’’

Late spring and summer

are the best times

of year to identify CNG

when out in the field.

Key features include

erect tussock grass

which grows uptoone

metre tall, leaves up to

5mm wide with rough

edges which are ribbed

on the upper surface

and have distinctive

purple drooping flower

heads that change to

pale brown when

mature.

Each seed is up to

10mm long with ahard,

sharply­pointed head

and along, hair­like awn

which is about 70mm

long

There are also hidden

seeds on the stem at the

leaf nodes and at the

base ofthe plant.

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Thursday, January 16

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Wednesday, January 23

• Temuka Store Cattle

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New recharge site set to help dilute nitrates

By Linda Clarke

Anew managed aquifer recharge site

on Timaru Track should help reduce

the concentration of nitrates in the

private wells of Tinwald residents.

Rural Tinwald and Longbeach residents

have long reported higher than

desired nitrate levels in their shallow

bores and high nitrate levels are a

problem in other parts of the district,

due in part to the historical use of

nitrate fertiliser.

Farmers now follow strict environment

rules and managed aquifer

recharge is one tool that is helping

improve water quality and quantity.

Water from the Rangitata River is

takenvia the RDR and released to the

Hekeao/Hinds Water Enhancement

Trust, whichisdeveloping anetwork of

recharge sites where the water is put

into soak pits and allowed to filter

down into underground aquifers.

Results from the pilot site at

Lagmhor have shown recharge water

has diluted nitrate concentrations –to

almost zero in near wells –and raised

groundwater levels.

The enhancement trust has alongterm

goal to put 125 million cubic

metres of water a year into the

aquifers. InYear 3, and operating still

on atrial basis, it injected 5.52 million

cubic metres.

Dr Brett Painter said the pilot site

and another developed nearthe Hinds

River had been joined by afurther 10

test sites. The test sites were being

monitored to see how well the

recharge water filtered down.

With goodresults, the next stepwas

to secure a long­term water supply.

The trust currently uses an unused

Ashburton District Council water take

at 500 litres per second, delivered by

the RDR.

Dr Painter said the trust would

eventually be applying to council for

more of its water.

Councillors heard at their last

meetingofthe yearinDecember from

Dr Painter and trust chairman, farmer

Peter Lowe.

Mr Lowe said acouncil contribution

of $125,000 would be used to develop

thenew recharge sitenear the Ashburton

River onTimaru Track. It had

been chosen exclusively to protect the

Tinwald drinking water supply.

Consent was granted mid­

December and construction on the site

should start mid­January.

Farmers around the district are

committed to the managed aquifer

recharge project, along withimproving

nitrate management and efficient irrigation,

as a way of meeting strict

environmental targets under Environment

Canterbury’s Plan Change 2.

“This catchment has some significant

challenges that have occurred

over time and will take time to fix.

What we are seeing with the MAR is

water in the right place at the right

time down catchment. We can interceptsome

of the plume and assist with

the drinking water supply for Tinwald,”

Mr Lowe said.

Sensors and meters are monitoring

how the water injected so far is

spreading in the aquifer as it runs

towards the coast.

Mr Lowe said they had beenable to

achieve improved water quality and

quantity with asmall amount injected.

Results wouldbebetter if the trust was

able toaccess more water to put in its

recharge sites.

The sites were offline late last year

because of record rain that caused

flooding and turbid water in the

Rangitata. The water would have

clogged the infiltration pits.

Dr Painter said all farmers needed

to test their irrigation well water for

nitrates as there could be “free

nitrates” there, instead of paying for

those in fertiliser.

Photo: The original managed

aquiferrecharge pilot site at Lagmhor.

Spot The Difference

Can you find 10 differences between the pictures?

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Use the coloured letters to

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50 buildings on register

Some 50 Ashburton district buildings

are currently listed on the centrallyheld

Earthquake­Prone Buildingregister.

The registerispart of aframework

for managingearthquake­prone

buildings thatcame into force in 2017.

It is ownedand managedbythe

Ministry of Business, Innovation and

Employmentand enablescouncils and

the ministrytorecord and update

information about buildings or partsof

buildings thathave been determined to

be earthquakeprone.

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The list changes as further buildings

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buildings are strengthened or

demolished.

The Ashburton District Council

collated list includes one building at

Mayfield, five in Tinwaldand the rest in

Ashburton, the majority of whichare

located in the towncentre.

Placardssetting out the earthquake

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Mist on lake for morning rower

This photo of early morning mist lifting off Lake Hood was taken at 6.06am on Saturday. As well

as the mist, there were also some interesting cloud formations for the early rising single sculler

to admire.

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Nature Matters with Mary Ralston

‘Tis the season to get out into the great outdoors.

Walking, fishing or apicnic –nature provides aperfect

setting at this time of year.

The coast, lakes, rivers and the foothills provide

many great places for relaxing (or being strenuous)

during the summer. Many native plants are flowering

at their best and are well worth atrip to see: manuka

and kanuka are full of flowers at the moment along the

Mt Somers Walkway, attracting bees and all sorts of

insects. Rata will be flowering a bit later on the

Rhyolite Ridge of Mt Somers and the daisies are

resplendent throughout the high country.

Unusual flowers such as the Spaniard will also be in

full bloom, and small, inconspicuous flowers, such as

those on the matagouri, can be just as beautiful as the

big showy daisies.

For those new to the New Zealand outdoors, agreat

place to start is avisit to the coast or the high country.

If the weather is better for the coast, Wakanui is a

lovely place with a stunning rocky beach. It’s too

dangerous to swim here but it’s nice to picnic, walk and

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and there’s native birds to admire.

For ahigh country day, Lake Clearwater, up past Mt

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in Ashburton, this Saturday,

to raise money for

families affected by the

bush fires in Australia.

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Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon comments

Fiddlingwhile Romeburns

For many, this week marked a

return to work. Rested and

hopefully recharged after a

Christmas and New Year break.

After acouple of days

volunteering at local Christmas

events and aspeech to open the

Caroline Bay Carnival on Boxing

Day, my wife Rose and Iheaded

to Melbourne for days two and

three of the cricket. I’m 36 years

old and was four the last time

New Zealand appeared in a

Boxing Day test against the

Aussies. As ahuge cricket fan it

wasn’t something Iwanted to

miss.

What we didn’t expect to

encounter is the disaster that’s

impacted both sides of the

Tasman in recent weeks.

Arriving into Melbourne what

was most immediately apparent

was not the smoke, but the

enormous political storm that

dominated the news there. Prime

Minister Scott Morrison had

barely arrived home from his

aborted holiday to Hawaii, but far

from easing the pressure it only

seemed to become worse.

Coming from New Zealand it

was asurprise. In times of crisis

we tend to shy away, to avoid the

worst of politics. By contrast the

Australian media, and by

extension their politicians,

seemed to revel in it.

MP Andrew Falloon

The Opposition attacking the

Government. The Government

attacking the Greens.

Government Ministers turning on

each other.

What was most disheartening

was how it detracted from the

efforts of those doing their best to

beat back the flames. The men

and women of the Australian fire

services, so many of whom are

volunteers, bravely running

towards the flames as others ran

away. There are stories of their

work, their sacrifice, but

inevitably buried under stories of

who said what about whom.

The two volunteer firefighters

who died as fires descended on

Sydney’s southern fringe. The

firefighters who lost their own

homes, but fought through the

night to save the houses of their

neighbours. The scores of men

and women agreeing to double

shifts, day in, day out.

They, unlike many of us,

haven’t had abreak over

Christmas. That quiet time with

their families, on some beach or

hiking in lush green wilderness.

They’re heroes whose

contribution should never be

obscured by political bickering.

There’s awell­known

expression to fiddle while Rome

burns. It comes from the story of

the Roman Emperor Nero,

alleged to have played his violin

as his city burned around him.

Today it’s used as aparable, to

describe doing something trivial

and irresponsible in the midst of

an emergency.

New Zealand has deployed 179

firefighters to assist our

Australian cousins. On Sunday

Defence Minister Ron Mark

confirmed Air Force helicopters

and crew will be sent along with

engineers. When the flames are

devastating towns and destroying

communities across Australia,

that’s the responsible thing to do.

Slowdownfor roadworks

The NZ Transport

Agency is asking motorists

to slow down and stick

to temporary speed limits

to help protect stop and

go operators at roadworks

on the highway

network this summer.

“A few road cones and

Free foundationcoursebuildsconfidence

A free course at Ara Institute of

Canterbury has given Molly Lotu Asu

the confidence she needed tofollow her

dream ofbecoming anearly childhood

teacher.

The six-month, full-time New Zealand

Certificate in Foundation Skills is

designed to prepare individuals for

employment or further study. It

empowers participants to make positive

life changes and explore pathways for

the future. Topics covered include

goal setting, problem solving, time

management, communication, CV

development and research into study

andcareeropportunities.

Molly, who came to Ashburton from

Samoa in2013 with her family, says she

gained alot from thecourse. “Itwas very

interesting and straightforward and it

helped me in so many ways. The tutors

were amazing. They supported mein

my journeybygivingmefriendlyadvice

and constructive criticism and they

really looked out for mewhen Ineeded

help with assignments.”

Molly adds that she enjoyed being

on campus, participating in group

discussions and activities, and hearing

a stop/go sign are no

protection from aspeeding

vehicle,’’ said central

South Island systems

manager Peter Connors.

‘‘It can be a dangerous

job sometimes.’’

This summer the

agency is under way with

its biggest maintenance

renewal programme for

the last 10 years, to keep

the state highways safe

and resilient.

“no­one ever gets to

their destination faster by

abusing or shouting at a

stop/go operator.”

from guest speakers. “I made new

friends and Ilearned alot about this

town,its people andthe community.”

Now that she’s got the confidence and

directionshe wasseeking,Molly’s plan is

to studyfor adiploma in earlychildhood

teachingbydistancelearning.

The next New Zealand Certificate

in Foundation Skills starts at Ara’s

Ashburton campus in February. For

more information visit ara.ac.nz or call

0800242476.

2244086


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River mouth strategy

ready after consultation

Celebrating 20 years –

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Fri 17th January 7:30pm, Sat 18th January

2pm and Gala Evening 7:30pm

Celebrating 20 years of musical theatre camps

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showcase their talents. The Gala Evening on

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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The management of the Ashburton River Mouth is abalancing act between

recreational users and its cultural and ecological factors.

Apart of the Ashburton/Hakatere River

Mouth management strategy is about to

be put into place after months of

community consultation involving

recreational users, members of

conservation groups and government

organisations.

It will include fencing­off and

restricting access to protect awildlife

reserve, planting across old tracks and

moving vehicle and fishers access but

still allowing them to get to the river’s

edge or river mouth.

Environment Canterbury land

management and biodiversity adviser

Donna Field said, during an address to

the Ashburton Water Zone Committee,

it had been achallenging issue as the

river was used by many people including

whitebaiters, bird watchers, fishers,

4WD and hunters.

It was also an area rife with bird life

and fish species so discussion had

involved runanga, Environment

Canterbury, Ashburton District Council,

Department of Conservation, Land

Information New Zealand and Fish &

Game New Zealand and the New

Zealand Jet Boaters Association.

Some of the conflict between users

was around dog and vehicle access.

Ms Field said land had been allocated

for a4WD park for enthusiasts to access

for their recreational pleasure. And

people could still drive up and down the

spit, she said, but every effort was also

being taken to protect the bird nesting

area for banded dotterals and tern.

‘‘It was not an easy plan.’’

In time awetland/salt marsh area

could be explored but it was not a

priority at this stage.

‘‘What we’re dealing with at the

moment are the management actions

that we have put into the high priority,’’

she said.

Priorities included temporary fencing

and signage around the breeding

colonies, apredator control

continuation with the current

programme being run through volunteer

groups Hakatere Hut Holders and

Forest and Bird, and ongoing pest plant

control in the river bed.

‘‘The next stage is the formation and

support of amanagement group to help

us do that so we make sure there’s more

involvement, there are people involved

in the community.

‘‘That’s if we can get people to come

into it.’’

Led by Environment Canterbury, the

strategy was designed to ensure the

ongoing management and enhancement

of the ecological and cultural aspects of

the area allowed recreational access.

It has involved abalancing act to best

accommodate all parties.

Adocument, drafted after eight

month’s of background research, was

carried out on the values and uses of the

area. It included data from auser survey

carried out last summer and community

meetings in February and June.

In preparing the document,

consultant Ines Stager presented results

of areport from ornithologist Andrew

Crossland who was avisitor to the area

since the early 1990s, and regularly over

the last three years.

He carried out monthly bird counts to

give an understanding of the increased

seasonal numbers of birds at the site and

to explain ongoing wildlife management

initiatives.

His count found 34 different bird

species during the 2018­19 study period,

with almost 10,000 recorded on

September 14, 2018.

‘‘Within the context of biodiversity

and nature conservation in the

Ashburton District, the river mouth has

the highest avian species richness of any

site within the district (ahead of the

Rangitata and Hinds river mouths),’’ Mr

Crossland said, in his report.

Environment Canterbury freshwater

ecologist Graeme Clarke presented

information about the values present in

the springfed stream entering the

Ashburton River at Ashton Beach.

There were 11 different fish species

recorded in the stream including variety

of size of tuna/eels caught showing they

had been present in the waterway for

some time, and pregnant inanga

highlighting the likelihood the area was

used as aspawning ground by this

species. There were also mudfish

recorded.

Roads benefit from funding

Ashburton District roads benefited

from significant investment during the

last financial year, with close to $8.8

million spent resurfacing, rehabilitating,

metalling and upgrading the network.

The council’s 2018/19 Annual

Report shows itspent $2.5m resurfacing

125km of road, and almost $2.8m

rehabilitating afurther 98,000 square

metres, while 379km ofunsealed road

was metalled at just under $1m.

The Ashburton District has thethird

largest rural road network in the

country, with more than 2,600km of

road. It’s longer than the entire length

of New Zealand.

To help with maintenance and capital

projects, many of the Council’s

projects receive a51 per cent subsidy

from the New Zealand Transport

Agency (NZTA), however two major

projects completed during the year

were fully funded bythe council to the

tune ofover $1m of surplus funds.

The council funded upgrades to

Poplar Road west of Hinds, where a

final 5.15km section was sealed costing

$963,000. The entire road is now

sealed. Similarly, $335,772 was spent

widening Winslow Road northeast of

Hinds.

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ACROSS

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10. Marine mammal (5)

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12. Leisurely (9)

16. Feeling (9)

20. Bother (4)

22. Lucid (5)

23. Bear (4)

24. Singing voice (4)

25. Storehouse (10)

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3. Reply (6)

4. Period (6)

5. Flower (5)

7. Untrue (5)

13. Tavern (3)

14. Law (7)

15. Erect(5)

17. Immune (6)

18. Emphasis (6)

19. Clamour (6)

21. Result (5)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8549

ACROSS

6. The manand Itremble. We are afraid (5,2,3). 8. Ahighflier

and game, too (4). 9. Dull if you like mountains? (4).

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exact (5). 23. When in the lead, one is pleased with oneself

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determined robot?(3,2,5).

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(6). 4. Did she give afalse evidence to protect the fool?

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sunny one moment, gloomy the next (5). 17. Furious about

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SUDOKU

MEDIUM No. 5201

8 4 7 9

1 2 8 3 4

9 8

5 3

7 1

4 8

5 1

9 6 2 7 5

3 5 1 2

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

7 3 9 6 2 8 1 5 4

4 6 5 7 1 9 8 3 2

8 2 1 5 3 4 7 9 6

1 5 2 3 8 6 4 7 9

3 7 4 1 9 5 6 2 8

6 9 8 2 4 7 3 1 5

5 8 6 9 7 1 2 4 3

2 4 7 8 5 3 9 6 1

9 1 3 4 6 2 5 8 7

Solution to previous crossword

QUICKPUZZLE NO. 8548 -SOLUTIONS

Across -1,Boston terrier. 8,Roast. 9, Baleful. 10, Oxford.

11, Scarce. 12, Brook. 14, Arrow. 18, Advice. 20,

Evince. 23, Darling. 24, Owned. 25, Dress designer.

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6, Inferno. 7, Roller.13, Reverse. 15, Ravioli. 16, Candid.

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CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8548 -SOLUTIONS

Across -1,Close together. 8,Over-t. 9, A-war-ded. 10,

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

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

dress.

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

22, E-lla (rev.).

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BOARD &RESIDENCE

CHRISTCHURCH accommodation

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POTATOES - Ilam Hardys

freshly dug, $2 kg. Minimum

order 3kg, delivered

Friday afternoon Ashburton

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PETS

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Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

TRADE &SERVICES

2237397

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

PLUMBING, drainlaying,

ALTERATIONS, mending blocked drains. Phone

and trouser hemming, curtain

alterations and curtain ing on 027 555 5575 or 308

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumb-

making. Call Michelle on 1248 (Master Plumbers &

027 352 7248.

Drainlayers).

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478 or

Cawte 027 418 7955.

CARPET cleaning -Powerful

equipment & fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker, 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks, will hang drapes.

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020

4169 0342.

COMPUTER problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup -wireless -

networks, spyware cleanup.

On-site day or evening.

LOW FEES. Call Robin

Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966.

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.

TRADE &SERVICES

FURNITURE removals -For

all your household removal

needs call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027

224 0609.

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307 1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

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.

INTERIOR

PLASTERING

New or existing,

level 4finish, full skim

plaster or repairs

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2238789

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.

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.

FOR ALL YOUR

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InsuranceWork

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foraFREE quote

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(0800 4jimjim)

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.

SITUATIONS VACANT

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TRADE &SERVICES

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.

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of

Cars,Trucks,Buses,Horse Floats &Motorhomes,

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

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

2240906

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Phone Leonie on

308 7664 or email

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

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Under New Ownership

Capelli Hair Design has been delivering the best in

Hair Styling service inAshburton for over 20 years

and we are looking to grow our team in the new

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be passionate,talentedand focused on customer

satisfaction.

take pride in offering the highest qualityofservice

be driven and self motivated

be prepared to further education

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Applicants for this position should have NZ

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Please send acover letter and CV to Jo at

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Class 5Driver/Operator

Agood all rounder,for mainly bulkcartage,but

some transporting of equipment is required.

This is afull timeposition,within asmall team,

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Experience is preferable,but we arewilling to train

the rightperson.

Thesuccessful applicantwill be able to follow

instructions, be self motivatedand be accurate with

dailypaperwork.

Excellentcustomer skillsare necessary.

Interested -please email your CV to

admin@mjdcontractors.co.nz

Applications close 17 January2020.

AnyQueriestoMurray on 0274391556

TRADE &SERVICES

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.

2241094

2244642

TRADE &SERVICES

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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HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall other medicalassistanceoutsideofnormal

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 ...

Saturday11th January is MooreStreet Medical Centre,

MooreStreet.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 3066.

Sunday12th January 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

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and 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

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Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D

ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested

Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings

CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place

Forfurther information

Phone Christine 027 245 2563

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.

2238752

2204413

GARDEN SUPPLIES

PLAINS Rotary -Mushroom

compost, bulk or bag.

Delivery can be arranged.

Contact Owen Moore 027

434 4797.

Peter Blacklow

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs

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

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

HospiceMid Canterbury

Dealing

withalife

limiting

illness?

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387

email manager@hospicemc.nz

Allservices

arefree

We can help with:

•Sittingand companionship

•Counselling and bereavement

support

•Biographywriting

•Massage,reiki and reflexology

www.hospicemc.nz

4WDAlpineAdventure

25th January2020

Stour River–Lake Heron –$80.00 pervehicle

Register at schikker@xtra.co.nz

Postponementdate26th January

Do youwantto

learn to playbridge?

Bridgeisanexcing

card game.

Join afriendly club–the

AshburtonBridgeClub and

makenew friends.

Lessons areonMonday

evenings, starng Monday

3rdFebruary,at7pm.

Theygofor at least

10 weeks. Totalcostis$50,

which includes

1styear’s subscripon.

Fordetails,ring KayRobb

on (03) 308 6838

or 027 682 2091.

2244245

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

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

SELL

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askabout our

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinderfilled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2240900

2240884

Call in atalk to the people who know ...

PETE’S PICK

O F T H E W E E K

Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton your locally

owned &operated family business for 67 years

MT POTTS

RESTAURANT,

BAR AND CAFE

2241663

Tucked away in the breathtaking

southern Alps, come

and sample Mt Potts

seasonal food and drink, all

locally sourced produce, all

made from scratch by our

professional, passionate

young chef.

Mt Potts Lodge, Ashburton

lakes, Hakatere Potts Rd,

2131

Call on 033039060

email: info@mtpotts.co.nz

YOGA - Mindful integrative

yoga. New term starts 14th

January. For enrolments

phone Marta Levitt 908

1337. Yoga helps to

increase flexibility, relieves

stress, increases focus &

balance.

WANTED TO BUY

GOLD WANTED, paying

$500 for Gold Sovereign

Coins; $2000 for Gold

Crowns; $2500 for Gold

Nuggets per ounce. Also

buying old and new Gold

and Silver Jewellery, Rings,

Brooches, Pendants, Chains

and Charms, Fobs, Sovereign

Cases, Lodge and

War Medals, Pound, 10 Shilling

Notes, Sheets of Stamps.

—Phone 021-441-400.

LP RECORDS and books.

Phone Rodney on 03 324

2999 and leave message.

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.

.

PUBLIC NOTICE

ENERGIZER

LED HEAD LAMP

85m beam distance.

315 lumens.

Weatherproof.

E300645000

$39.95+GST

Kittens ready fortheir forever

homes in 2weeks

Thank youtoPetzonefor

theirgenerous food donation –

all donationskindly accepted.

Please note: We will not accept

animals droppedatdoor.

Please phone 308 4432

Tues -Sat 9:30-noonor027 332 9286

Kindly sponsored by

Ph 3084432

CARS WANTED

CARS

CARS

WANTED!

WANTED!

MID-CANTERBURY 2244032

DEADOR

ALIVE!

getcash now!

getcashnow!

Damaged, Mechanical,Deregistered,

Crashed, NoWOF – NO PROBLEM

Minimum of $100for most cars,

$500 formostvans,utes, trucks, 4WDs*

*Conditionsapply.

Call 0800 225508 or text 027540 9813

80216

Thur 9th &Fri 10th

10.00 Shaun the Sheep -Farmageddon G

10.00 Spies in Disguise

11.35 TheAddams Family

11.50 Frozen2

PG

PG

PG

1.10

1.40

PlayingWith Fire

1917

PG

R13

2.50

3.40

Shaun the Sheep -Farmageddon G

Star Wars TheRise of Skywalker M

4.20

6.00

6.10

8.15

8.30

PlayingWithFire

Jumanji 2

Little Women

1917

TheGentlemen

PG

PG

G

R13

R16

Sat11th &Sun 12th

10.00 Shaun the Sheep -Farmageddon G

10.00 Spies in Disguise

11.35 Frozen2

11.45 Cats

PG

PG

G

1.15

1.50

PlayingWith Fire

1917

PG

R13

2.55

3.40

Shaun the Sheep -Farmageddon G

Star Wars TheRise of Skywalker M

4.25

6.05

6.35

8.15

8.20

Jumanji 2

Little Women

PlayingWith Fire

1917

TheGentlemen

PG

G

PG

R13

R16

Mon13th, Tues 14th

&Wed 15th

10.00 Shaun the Sheep -Farmageddon G

10.00 Spies in Disguise

11.35 TheAddams Family

11.50 Frozen2

PG

PG

PG

1.10

1.40

PlayingWith Fire

1917

PG

R13

2.50

3.40

Shaun the Sheep -Farmageddon G

Star Wars TheRiseofSkywalker M

4.20

6.00

6.10

8.15

8.30

PlayingWithFire

Jumanji 2

Little Women

1917

TheGentlemen

PG

PG

G

R13

R16

NO COMPS

1917,

TheGentlemen,

Little Women,

Playing With Fire,

Shaun the Sheep –

Farmageddon,

Spies in Disguise

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.

TRAVEL

FEBRUARY; Dunedin

attractions. March; Auckland,

Christchurch by rail.

April; Milford, Doubtful

Sounds, Earnslaw cruise.

June; Norfolk Island. John

&Kathleen Lawler, Rakaia.

03 302 7328 for details.


Page 24, Ashburton's The Courier, Thursday 9 January 2020

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

USED VEHICLES

Finance

2005 SUBARULEGACY OUTBACK 1999 TOYOTA RAV4

3000cc, Station

Wagon, 4X4,cruise

control, towbar,twin

sunroofs, 6air bags,

leather interior

3door, 1800cc, twin

air bags,ABS,auto,

clean and tidy

3

$6,995 $7,995

Quality vehicles at affordable prices

Warranties AA Appraised

Finance

Biggest Yard

Best Selection Trade Ins

2013 HONDACRV 24G

2400cc, 4WD,

cruise control,

65,000kms,ABS,

alloys,tow bar,

summer ready

VEHICLES

WANTED

2007 SUZUKI SX4

Auto,alloys,

2bags,ABS,

98,000kms

2006 TOYOTA RACTIS

Petrol,ABS,

1500cc, 2air bags,

cruise control,

85,000kms

$22,995

2003 HONDAACCORD EURO

Cruise control,

towbar,alloys,

tidy interior,

loaded with

all the Euro

extras

$8,495

2006TOYOTACOROLLARUNX S

Auto,1800cc,

41,000kms

$6,995

$9,995

ENQUIRE

NOW

-about

our range

of rental

vehicles

Family, Sports, School or SocialTrips

We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivans available.

Cars and 3trucks forsmall or big loads also available.

$5,995

Selling nice cars to nice people

AUTOSLTD & RENTALS

2241811


308 1396

470 West Street,Ashburton

A/H Keith Drummond 0274 367 646

www.atob.co.nz

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