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Checking out the stair climbers are Ashburton volunteer firefighters Warren Maslin (left) and Nathan Speedy, with EA

Networks Centre gym staff member Amy Ferguson (left) and gym and fitness manager Jenny Soal.

Game on for firefighters

Abattle to be king of the stair­climber at

the EA Networks Centre’s gym will help

raise money for Australian bushfire

victims on Saturday. Gym staff are taking

on Ashburton firefighters for the fitness

title and the gloves are off.

All gym users and supporters are

invited to get along on Saturday from

10am to show their support. There will

also be aspecial Les Mills Mashup activity

programme running in the stadium

between 10am and noon, with participants

asked to give adonation to the bushfire

appeal.

The programme includes 20­minute

sessions each of toning, cardio,

Bodyattack, CX Worx, Bodycombat and

Bodybalance.

The two stair­climbers from the gym

will be moved into the stadium for the

special Gym versus Firefighters challenge.

By Linda Clarke

Former Ashburton District

Councillor Russell Ellis

says he is, as the song says,

off to ‘‘get ahaircut and get

areal job’’. Sadly, it won’t

be in Mid Canterbury.

Mr Ellis has sold his

kitchen joinery business

and is moving to Upper

Hutt to join his wife Jackie,

who has been working

there for the past three

years.

The popular councillor

was ousted from last year’s

local body elections

because of atechnical error

on his nomination paper.

He said he had mixed

emotions about leaving the

district but was looking

forward to being with

family and catching up a

long list of jobs on the

couple’s lifestyle block.

The couple have twin

sons ­Cameron is studying

psychology at the

University of Otago and

David is studying law in

Wellington. The twins

recently celebrated their

20th birthday.

Mr Ellis said the couple

had made ahuge decision

three years ago for him to

stay in Ashburton and run

for council. They had

Russell Ellis

revisited that decision

recently and now he was

choosing anew challenge in

Wellington.

‘‘Having to write aCV

for myself for the first time

in my life, at the age of

50­odd, is scary when you

have been self­employed.’’

But he has many skills.

Mr Ellis set up Kitchen

Express in Ashburton 11

years ago, having moved to

the district from Nelson

four years previously. The

kitchen business has been

sold to Adrian Bruhns and

the family bach at Rakaia

Huts is also up for sale.

Mr Ellis was chairman of

the council finance

committee and held in high

esteem.

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Helping hand for new drivers

By Mick Jensen

Volunteer driver mentors are

needed to support anew

programme that will help young

Ashburton adult drivers get their

restricted and full licences.

The Community Driver

Mentor Programme (CDMP) is

being delivered by the Salvation

Army and will provide

opportunities for supervised

driving experience and licence

support.

The Ashburton programme

will begin operating from March

and aims to help 90 drivers each

year ­70moving from learners to

restricted licences and 20 from

restricted to full licences.

CDMP driver programme coordinator

Struan Cain said the

programme was an exciting

opportunity for young drivers

and others in Ashburton.

Some 760 drivers have

successfully advanced through

the CDMP programme since the

Salvation Army implemented

the New Zealand Transport

Agency initiative in 2014.

The current funding was

provided through the Provincial

Growth Fund and was for three

years, he said.

Ashburton Community Driver Mentor Programme coordinator

Heather Daly is encouraging volunteer driver

mentors to come forward to help young drivers.

It would also be rolled out in

Timaru, Waimakariri, Westland,

Grey and Buller.

Supporting young people to

drive improved their chances of

employment and the programme

aimed to have 50 per cent of

drivers in employment after six

months.

Those taking part should have

basic driving skills already, and

Fire risk ramps up

Another week of hot, dry weather has

elevated fire risk in the Ashburton

district.

New fire restrictions will come into

force today, meaning all open fires to

burn rubbish or vegetation will need

permits; open fires are already banned

in town, except for barbecues and other

cooking fires.

Fire Emergency New Zealand Mid

South Canterbury deputy principal

rural fire officer Don Geddes said the

district would move from an open fire

season to arestricted one. ‘‘The risk is

elevated and we need to have a

measure of control. Anybody doing any

outdoor burning will need apermit.’’

Mr Geddes said fire permit applications

would be scrutinised carefully

because of the drying conditions.

Those granted permits needed to

read the conditions and comply fully,

especially around ensuring adequate

fire breaks, forecast weather conditions

and having water resources available

should the fire escape.

He said 14 permitted fires escaped

last summer, requiring firefighters’

help, and investigations showed most

could have been avoided.

The best resource for people seeking

fire permits or establish if they need

one is www.checkitsalright.nz.

Mr Geddes said a combination of

factors affected fire risk.

‘‘High temperatures, lower relative

humidity and wind speed are major

factors for fire behaviour, and the

longer we go without rain, the drier

everything gets.’’

Ashburton fire chief Alan Burgess

said fires spread quickly if there was

drymatter to burn.

Firefighters were called to the Ashburton

Business Estate north of town

last week where grass near Company

Road had caught alight and 300 square

metres quickly burned. ‘‘If we get a

combination of wind, heat and drymatter,

then it is not agreat mix.’’

needed to meet certain entry

criteria, Mr Cain said.

Likely participants would be

unemployed, aged anywhere

between 16 and 60, and with no

access to avehicle or someone

who could train them.

CDMP was about ‘‘filling the

gaps for disadvantaged young

people’’ and not taking business

away from other providers.

He said 25 volunteer driver

mentors were needed in

Ashburton to support the drivers

and they would be trained to be

coaches.

Drivers would go out twice a

week in supplied automatic cars

and would usually take their test

in the same car.

The Ashburton programme

will be co­ordinated by Heather

Daly, who formerly ran the

Salvation Army’s employment

and education centre in

Ashburton.

Mrs Daly will assess

completed application forms,

hold an initial workshop to

explain how things work, and will

then liaise with the Ministry of

Social Development,

employment agencies and

businesses to look for possible

employment opportunities for

graduating drivers.

Drivers are expected to take

anywhere between five and 15

weeks to complete the

programme.

Prospective drivers and driver

mentors can contact Heather

Daly on 021 927 370 or at

heather.daly@salvationarmy.

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People using the SH1 Rakaia River bridge are

being warned about night repairs on the bridge

this weekend.

The Rakaia bridge is the longest road bridge

in New Zealand at 1.7km long but is in need of

repairs.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews

will be working on the bridge this Saturday,

Sunday and Monday nights, from 8pm until

around 6am.

“As well as fixing damage to the side panels

from crashes, other repairs to the bridge will be

completed before the summer peak traffic

period,” said Barry Stratton, maintenance

contract manager for the NZ Transport Agency

in Canterbury.

The repairs will be to an expansion joint,

which can only occur in the warmer months and

when vehicle numbers are low, and asphalt

surfacing at the north abutment.

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Two plans for donga

The Ashburton District Council plans to

fence all or part of adonga or steep­sided

gully, used by recreational motorbike

riders, at Ashton Beach.

Council is asking residents to have their

say on two proposed plans for the area

south of the Ashburton River mouth and

say the work is about health and safety and

improving biodiversity. Council owns the

land.

People can see the consultation document

at council or provide feedback

online until February 7.

Motorbike riders have been longstanding

users of the Ashton Beach area

and council says it doesn’t want to stop the

activity but ground conditions, especially

close to the edges of the donga, were a

serious concern. The area also had

important biodiversity values, including

indigenous vegetation and birdlife.

Council is now proposing to fence either

parts of, or the whole donga area it owns

at the end of Ocean View Road. It is

worried about dangers posed to motorbike

riders who use the donga, as well as

protecting significant indigenous vegetation

and endangered bird species the area

supports.

Service delivery group manager Neil

McCann said council was welcoming

feedback from everyone, particularly

people who use or are interested in the

donga area.

‘‘Recent ground assessments at Ashton

Beach have highlighted some serious

health and safety concerns, and as the

owners, we are obligated to mitigate these

risks. The area also has important biodiversity

values that we want to protect and

enhance, particularly the native vegetation

and its close proximity to the Ashburton

River mouth where there is an abundance

of birdlife.’’

Acommunity walkaround in the area is

planned for February 1, at 1pm.

Checking for loose rocks at this crossing are volunteers Alan Ayers and Ian Lattimore, with

Peter Howden behind the wheel.

Safari route mapped

Afamily­friendly 4WD event in the Mid

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The impressive back country safari is a

fundraiser for the Mt Somers Walkway Society,

which maintains anetwork of popular walking

tracks in the foothills, and will also use funds

raised to assess the feasibility of re­establishing a

track to the scenic Sharplin Falls waterfall.

Safari spokesman David Howden said society

members had cleared rocks from river crossings

and trimmed matagouri on Monday, ahead of the

4WD safari.

There was growth in the vegetation despite the

dry conditions, and there was strictly no smoking

on the day. The safari is being co­ordinated by

the Ashburton 4WD Club and is open to vehicles

with ahigh clearance only.

The event is being run with the co­operation of

the Department of Conservation, Castleridge

Station and Lake Heron Station. Entry is $80 per

vehicle and the safari is limited to 80 vehicles.

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By Linda Clarke

Rugby fans in short sleeves and

wearing sunblock in the 24 degree

heat enjoyed some festival rugby

when the Crusaders came to town

last weekend.

The champion Super Rugby side

beat the Hurricanes 40­19inapreseason

game that featured Methven

lad Dallas McLeod, who delighted

the crowd of nearly 4000 by scoring a

try early in the first half.

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and raised $7300.

The Crusaders’ All Blacks were

rested for the game but were still part

of the big contingent thattravelled

south to Mid Canterbury Hammers

country. Fans youngand old asked

for selfies.

It was abig day of rugby and the

Ashburton Showgrounds were

buzzing.

Both SuperRugby sides bought

two teams, that effectively played 40

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The first points in the game came

nineminutes in, when Hurricanes

flanker Du’Plessis Kirifi scored in the

corner, then acouple of minutes

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pass and ran half the field to score

again, the Hurricanesleading 12­0.

The Crusaders, practising new

moves and player combinations, then

kicked into gear. Braydon Ennor

found agap and crossed for atry,

converted by Brett Cameron, then

the home crowd was cheering when

McLeod –one of seven new

Crusaders in 2020 –crossed the line

after Will Jordan made abreak and

handed it on for McLeod to beat one

and dot down.

Coach Scott Robertson said after

the game he waspleasedwith

McLeod’s performance.

The Crusaders went on to win

40­19, scoring six triesinafabulous

summer afternoon’souting in front

of some passionate Mid Canterbury

Pup tickled pink with support

rugby fans. Their Super Rugby

campaign kicks off against the

Waratahs in Nelson on February 1.

Mayor NeilBrown said it had been

athrill hosting the rugby game in

Ashburton and thanked the

Crusaders for joining with the

Ashburton District Council in the

mental health fundraiser. Both

organisations pledged to give $1 for

every ticket sold to the game and at

half­time acheque for $7300 was

handed over.

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Money raised from the preseason

Crusaders versus Hurricanes

rugby match at Ashburton

Showgrounds will help mental

health and wellbeing services

across Mid Canterbury.

The $7300 will go towards

Lives Worth Living programmes

such as WAVES (a post suicide

programme to start in February)

and to the development and

implementation of a bestpractice

prevention programme

(due to start in March).

Lives Worth Living coordinator

Pup Chamberlain was

‘‘tickled pink’’with the publicity

and funding offered through the

Super Rugby pre­season rugby

game in Ashburton on Saturday.

‘‘About 99.9 per cent of

people were overwhelmingly

positive,’’ he said, after giving

out brochures on the service to

people through the gates on the

day.

He said while those who

received brochures may not need

assistance, it was likely they or

someone in their circle of family

or friends would know of someone

in the community who

might.

‘‘We are all going to be, at

some stage, up and down and

need some help,’’ he said.

‘‘Some will need expert help

but others need help from others

around them.’’

He said rugby was a great

connector for people in the

community and the game drew

about 4000 people, which was a

credit to the Crusaders, Ashburton

District Council and Mid

Canterbury Rugby Union.

The programmes run through

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was announced in September

last year, talking to groups and

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situations and groups whether it

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people.

It was important the prevention

programme was robust,

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mental health services in the

district.

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New owner for Mt Somers tavern

By Mick Jensen

There’s been achange behind the bar

at the Mt Somers Tavern, with

publican Max Smith departing for

retirement and Bryan Carter coming

in as the new owner.

While Mr Smith and his wife

Sandy shift back to the Wairarapa

after an eight­year stint at the helm,

Mr Carter is returning to the district

that he grew up in and apub he

frequented as ayoung fellow.

Born in Southbridge, he

completed his school education in

Methven.

‘‘I remember being able to get

served in the Mt Somers Tavern as a

teenager, but Icouldn’t get adrink in

Methven because my face was too

well known.’’

The drinking age back then had

been 21, said Mr Carter, who worked

in earthmoving and transport jobs

after leaving school.

He managed the Amberley Lime

Company for awhile and also

worked for Burnett Transport in his

early years.

The new tavern owner is well

travelled these days and has worked

and run businesses in anumber of

countries over the past 40 years.

‘‘I ran an art gallery and gardens

with awife in Hawaii for awhile and

later afish and chip shop on the

mainland in Sequim, Washington

State.

‘‘I had astint running atransport

company in Australia and worked in

heavy machinery, transport and

hospitality in Papua New Guinea.’’

Mr Carter said he was single these

days, but had been married three

times and was on the look out for

staff to help him run the tavern.

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It was afresh start and an escape

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Mr Carter will be ‘‘a jack of all

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He formally took over tavern

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improve signage advertising the

location of the Mt Somers Tavern,

which he saw as afriendly country

pub that offered great hospitality,

good food, and both on and offlicence

drinks.

‘‘There’s absolutely no signs

pointing people here off the scenic

highway and nothing even in the

township telling people where the

pub is.’’

Tavern clientele was typically loyal

locals, travelling New Zealanders

and international travellers, he said.

Mr Carter said he was also looking

at afuture AirBnB option at the

tavern, which could provide overflow

accommodation in the township or

complement what was already being

offered.

Renovations and aspruce­up were

also on the cards in the future, he

said.

Playful piece rules art roost

Wellington­based sculptor

and artist Regan Gentry has

installed anew artwork at the

Ashburton Art Gallery to add

to his ongoing project called

Foot in the Door.

The project was started in

2004 and is aplayful take on

the cliché and involves the

artist installing one foot of

ruler or tape measure into the

front door of galleries he

visits around New Zealand,

Australia and further afield.

Other venues already

involved in the project

include Te Papa Tongarewa,

Dunedin Public Art Gallery,

Aigantighe Art Gallery and

Eastern Southland Gallery.

Gentry created Flour

Power, a13m tall streetlight

installation which resembles a

sheaf of wheat, on Colombo

Street in Christchurch.

Nearby on Tuam and High

streets, he has anewer

sculpture called Woods from

the Trees, which depicts three

Left -Artist Regan Gentry

recently installed

measuring tape for his

Foot In The Door artwork

at Ashburton Art Gallery.

8m tall rimu trees crafted

from reclaimed timber from

homes demolished after the

Christchurch earthquakes.

The former Ashburton Art

Gallery on Baring Square

also had aFoot in the Door

artwork. It was installed

inside the post slot of the

main doors and escaped the

attention of most visitors.

The art gallery approached

Gentry after the demolition

of the old art gallery and he

has now made his mark in the

new gallery building.

Van Gogh film reveals

artist’s envy of Japan

The Ashburton Art Gallery

committee is organising aspecial

screening of thedocumentary Van

Goghand Japan on February 14.

VanGogh wrote to his brother

Theothatheenvied the Japanese,

despite never visiting their country.

Featuringvan Gogh’s personal

letters andwritten accountsby

friends and contemporaries, the

moving Van Gogh and Japan film

reveals the story of the artist’slittleknown

deepconnection to

Japanese art,and the role it has in

understanding hismost iconic

works.

The Dutchpost­impressionist

painter is among art’smost famous

andinfluential figures.

Tickets for the7pm screeningat

theRegentCinemacost$25 each

andinclude acomplimentaryglass

of bubbles.Ticket holderswill also

be entitledtoadiscounted dessert

at Ashburton restaurant Formosa

after the film.

Tickets can be purchased from

theart gallery receptionorfrom

gallery committee members.

Proceeds from the fundraiser

will supportthe programmes and

activities at the gallery.

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Briefs

Consents

The value of building consentsin

the Methven area for the 2019

year was $4,322,040, down on the

2018 figure of $8,046,237. Some

38 consents were issued in 2019,

compared with 50 the previous

year. Nearly aquarter

($1,116,380) of the 2019 consent

total was recorded in January and

there were no consentsissuedat

all in October.

Water supply

Upgrades to Methven’s water

supply and wastewater will be the

subject of afuture workshopof

Ashburton council’s

InfrastructureServices

Committee. Water storage and

supply options will be abig focus

of the workshop, which could

include the input and attendance

from members of the Methven

Community Board (MCB).

Cemetery

Aclean up of trees at the

Methven Cemetery is earmarked

for mid February. The clean up

will thin out the pinus radiata.

Council’s open spaces manager

David Askin said anumber of

cemeteries around the district

featured plantations on their sites.

Those plantations had been, and

continued to be, tidied up by his

team. Mr Askin said therewas no

work scheduled yet to clean up

some of the larger trees along the

Methven Walkway.

Candidates

There will be an informal

meeting in Methven on January

28 for the community to meetthe

three candidates standing for the

fifth placeonMethven

Community Board. The 7.30pm

gathering will be held in the Mt

Hutt Memorial Hall. Voting in

the by­election opens on January

27 and closes on February 18 and

is by postal vote. The by­election

is expected to cost in the region of

$15,000.

Caretaker

Mike McKenzie is the recently

appointed Methven area

caretaker and started his dutieson

January 13. The caretaker is

responsible for general

maintenance work in the Methven

area, including the Inland Scenic

Route, and undertakes mowing

duties, general maintenance of

the reserve areas, litter removal

and maintenance of the public

conveniences. Mr McKenzie

worked for council and with the

district forester in the early 1990s.

New yard

Contractors involved in the

CBD revitalisation project will be

storing their machinery and

equipment in anewly­created

yard on Havelock Street, on

vacant land next to Pioneer Hall.

Wooden fences painted white

have been erected this week. Tru­

Line Civil will begin the $15

million CBD upgrade on Monday.

Work is expected totake two

years and the area will become

more pedestrian and cycle

friendly.


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Tick for advocacy service’s first year

By Mick Jensen

It’s been a good first year for

advocacy services provided by Anglican

Advocacy in Ashburton, with

many of the 50 referrals resulting in

positive outcomes.

The service runs under the

umbrella of the Social Service Council

of the Diocese of Christchurch

and asimilar service has run successfully

in Timaru for the past five years.

Ashburton co­ordinator Annie

Bately said agrowing need for the

service in the district had been

identified ayear ago.

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who needed support and advocacy

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in positive outcomes,’’ Mrs Bately

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The aim of advocacy was to create

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and were joined by Christine Sanderson

in April last year.

Mrs Sanderson, who has abackground

in elderly care and had a

radio slot on Plains FM, said she had

read an article in the Ashburton

Courier about the launch of Anglican

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her time and experience to support

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‘‘As advocates we are not there to

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Annual pipe band festival in domain

The sound of bagpipes will swirl around the

Ashburton Domain on Sunday when the

Ashburton Pipe Band hosts its annual

festival.

Seven bands, from Rangiora, Christchurch,

Timaru and Ashburton will take

part in the festival, which begins with a

street march at 12.30pm.

Band festival spokesman Derrick Cullimore

said the Ashburton band reformed

several years ago and had gone from

strength to strength with 16 pipers, including

several learners.

‘‘We had nothing and all of asudden we

have got a good lot of pipers and seven

drummers. It is all going very well.’’

The band’s drum major is Ian Wills and

its pipe major Peter Doak.

Mr Cullimore, aformer drum major, said

the street march was a feature of the

festival, though bands were only judged on

their musical performance.

The march takes about 30 minutes, with

bands starting from Elizabeth Street and

ending on Philip Street. They then head into

the nearby domain picnic area to play sets

and medleys.

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Mr Cullimore said all seven bands were

grade 4bands and would be competing for

atrophy.

The Ashburton band practises at its hall

on Creek Road on Mondays and Thursdays.

Schools get funds for property

upgrade, renovation projects

Twenty Mid Canterbury schools are set to benefit from

renovations and upgrades costing more than $3 million

through the School Investment Package.

The funding package, announced last month, provides

most state schools with one­off funding to help themwith

property projects. It needs to be spent in the next two

years.

Among the district’s schools currently getting work

done is Chertsey School.

It is in the middle of a$100,000 facelift with work

under way to modernise and upgrade classrooms,

bathrooms, the school’s dental clinic and the library. A

roof replacement has also recently been completed.

Ministry of Education acting head of education

infrastructure service Rob Campbell said the work at

Chertsey was part of the the school’s 10year property

plan, which sets out the priorities for maintenance and

upgrade of their facilities.

Long term plans are done byall schools, and the

approved work is funded through the Ministry of

Education.

‘‘The estimated total cost ofthese works is in the

region of$100k and they will help ensure the school has

modern, fit­for­purpose facilities to support teaching and

learning.’’

He said schools across Mid Canterbury were either

planning or delivering capital investment in their facilities

in line with their plans.

‘‘Twenty schools in the area will also benefit from a

total of over $3m in extra property funding provided

through the Government’sSchool Investment Package to

upgrade and renew their facilities. This funding needsto

be spent in the next 24 months.’’

Mr Campbell said in addition to business­as­usual

work, funding had been approved for significant

redevelopment projects at Ashburton College (around

$60m) and Ashburton Intermediate (around $5m).

‘‘At Allenton School, the redevelopment (around

$5m) will include the provision of aroll growth teaching

space. These projects are now in the planning stage.’’

Garden party

Gunyah Country Estate

at Windwhistleisopen

for aposhgarden party

on February 2.

As wellasthe lavish

gardens and timeless

beauty, the event will

include tastings, garden

games, live music and

hightea.

Tickets include entry,

gin and wine tasting,

high tea and asouvenir

glass.

Gunyah is located at

721 Sleemans Roadand

the garden partyruns

from 1pm until 6pm.

The fundraising event

will benefit theHororata

Community Trust.

Limited tickets are

available from

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Birthday celebration

for toy library’s 25th

Ashburton Toy Library is

25 years old and abirthday

celebration is being

planned for February 1.

The toy library will

hold abirthday party during

the usual Saturday

session (9:30am until

12:30pm) at its Victoria

Street base.

At 11am there will be

the cutting of the birthday

cake and the launch of a

new development for the

toy library.

As well as members,

past toy library committee

members and past

librarians are warmly

invited to come and celebrate

the morning tea

event.

‘‘If families haven’t

been to the toy library for

awhile, or have yet to go

there and see what we

have to offer, the birthday

party day will be agreat

day to head along to,’’

said Ashburton Toy Library

president Anthea

Moore.

All members, including

those who join at the

birthday party event,

Ashburton Toy Library president Anthea Moore

received acheque for $1000 recently from

Ashburton Masonic Lodge master Max Cawte.

would be able to hire

three toys for free (up to

the value of $12) on

February 1, and members

hiring toys anytime during

the month of February

would go into the

draw to win aconcession

card value at $22 for toy

hire, she said.

The Ashburton Toy

Library Inc is anon­profit

community organisation,

with its main focus on

promoting family interaction

through play and

the encouragement of

free thinking and

imagination.

The library collaborates

with other community

groups such as the

MenzShed, and at events,

such as Children’s Day,

and relies heavily on

grant funding and donations.

Akey supporter is

Advance Ashburton.

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Three newtrustees,all with

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international roots, havejoinedthe

group overseeing therunning of

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DEATHS

DAY, Elizabeth Ada: (nee

White): Died peacefully

on January 18th 2020

at Rosebank Resthome

Ashburton, aged 94

years. Dearly loved and

cherished wife ofthe late

Dudley (Terry) Day. Much

loved mother and motherin-law

ofTerry and Kathy

(Brisbane), Richardand Jan

(Perth), Stephanie and Joe

Butchard and Liz and Nick

Courtney (Christchurch).

Adored and treasured

Tammy of Maleisha and

Natalie; Aaron, Rachel and

Chantel; James, Michael,

Anna, Catherine, Chris and

Peter; Justin, Simon, Fleur,

Sophie and Olivia. Great

Tammy of her 23 great

grandchildren. Daughter

of the late Oswald John

White and Ada Maud

(nee Wright). Loving

youngest sister of Cyril

White, Doris King-Turner

and Alice Clayton. (All

deceased). Messages to

the DayFamily PO Box472

Ashburton 7740. Many

thanks to Sue Prowse and

her Rosebank staff, the

Sealy St doctors, home

carers and priests. You

all treated mum with

dignity and respect and

appreciated mum’s sense

of humour. A service

celebrating Elizabeth’s life

hasbeen held.

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GRIFFITHS, Janett Isobel:

On January 21, 2020,

peacefully at Rosebank

Rest Home, Ashburton.

Aged 83 years. Dearly

loved wife of the late

John. Much loved mum

of David and Gail, Mike

and Michelle, Anne and

Hoss Yeatman, Richard

and Megan, and Jan and

Quinny Ross. Loving Nana

of all her grandchildren

and great grandchildren.

Loved sister and sister in

law of the late Margaret

and Neil Harrison and

sister in law of Mervyn

and the late Judith

Richardson. Messages

to the Griffiths family PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

A graveside service for

Janett will be held at the

Ashburton New Lawn

Cemetery on Friday 24

January, commencing at

3.30pm.

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Family Notices

DEATHS

SIM, Dorothy Margaret

on January 19, 2020.

Passed away peacefully

at home, Ashburton, in

the care of her loving

family, aged 96 years.

Dearly loved wife of the

late Derek. Much loved

mother and mother in

law of Margaret, Bruce

and Heather, James and

Sandy, David and Sue, and

very special Grandma and

great Grandma to Michael;

Carrie and the late Nick,

Genevieve, and Katrina,

Steven and Sally, Jack,

and Josie, Mitchell and

Steph, Tessa, and Sadie;

Andrew, Richard and

Mariana, Gabriella, and

Aurelia, and Mark; Kate

and Michael, and Lauren,

and Alice. Messages to the

Simfamily c/-POBox 472,

Ashburton7740. Aservice

to celebrate Dorothy’s life

will be held at St Stephen’s

Anglican Church, Park

Street, Ashburton on

Friday January 24,

commencing at 1.30pm.

Followed byinterment in

the Returned Servicemen’s

Section, at the Ashburton

New Lawn Cemetery.

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Small prints pack visual punch

Ashburton artist and art gallery volunteer Barbara Jaine

checks out some of the small print works.

Water level low

Residents in Mt Somers

have been urged to restrict

their water use to only

essential needs, as the

Ashburton District Council

has introduced alevel

five restriction for the

scheme.

Council is investigating

low water levels in the

catchment and upgraded

the water restriction to

help stop the supply running

out of water for

residents.

People on the Mt

Somers supply are advised

to only use water for

cooking, cleaning, drinking

and hygiene purposes.

‘‘We are urging residents

to conserve water as

much as possible to avoid a

loss of service to the whole

community. We are working

hard to investigate the

situation, are regularly

monitoring water levels,

and will continue to reassess

the supply with a

view to easing the restrictions

as soon as possible,’’

council chief executive

Hamish Riach said.

A new travelling exhibition at

Ashburton Art Gallery aims to

raise the profile of and promote

fine art printmaking.

The Small Print exhibition

opened at the weekend and is

presented by the Print Council of

Aotearoa New Zealand, amember

run, non­profit organisation.

On display are close to 100

prints, none larger than A4 size.

The works demonstrate printing

methods such as woodcut,

monoprint, aquatint, etching,

drypoint and collagraph made by

artists from around New Zealand,

and also Europe and the

Pacific.

All works are available to

purchase for $145.

Ashburton Art Gallery communications

and exhibitions

assistant Nicole Bourke said

some of the prints were very

limited editions and even some

one­offs.

The annual touring exhibition

was in Ashburton for the first

time and gave people the opportunity

to start collecting art at an

affordable price.

She said the items displayed

featured awide range of subjects

including birds, flora and fauna,

Pasifika influences and also

abstract works.

Running in conjunction with

the exhibition, the art gallery will

be hosting an adult workshop in

printmaking on February 2.

Making prints with gelatin

plates, participants will enjoy the

quick and playful process, and

the session is well suited to

complete beginners to printmaking.

The session will be run

by art gallery staff member

Simone Barnsdale.

All materials and equipment

will be provided and those taking

part can also bring textured

materials to use, including lace,

doilies or leaves.

Bookings for the hands­on

activity can be made at the

gallery reception.

The Small Print exhibition

runs until February 23.

Hayden Ridgen, 9, and his gran Betty King creating arural-themed

scene for their 3D moving puppet television set during an Ashburton

Museum holiday programme.

Museum holidayfun

Holiday fun continued at the

Ashburton Museum this week with

children, their parents or

grandparents, building their own

creative 3D moving puppet television

sets.

Under the direction of Ashburton

Museum’s Max Reeves, the children

with help from their elders, took to

making atelevision shaped puppet

stage complete with rotating scenes

using craft supplies such as cardboard

cylinders, felt fabric, people shapes

and sticks.

Among those in the session was

nine year old Hayden Ridgen, of

Greendale, near Dunsandel, with his

gran, Betty King. Hayden was in

Ashburton staying with his gran for a

few days during the school holidays.

Being from afarming background,

Hayden had chosen arural theme for

his rotating scene but it was awork in

progress.

The children did not get aplan to

work from but were shown afinished

product that they could dissect and

copy.

Mr Reeves said the idea, which was

initially going to involve race cars on

arotating platform, morphed into the

3D moving puppet television sets in

keeping with the current Topp Twins

Exhibition on show at the museum.

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Weather inspires abstract artwork

By Mick Jensen

Weather events and weather

extremesare fuelling the emotions

of artist Jennifer Harrison.

Thoseemotionsare translating

on to canvasand into some

impressive, colourful and

evocative artworks.

Jennifer worksfrom alight, airy

studio above the Ashburton

Courier office on Burnett Street,

but usually livesonhigh country

farm Lochaber Station,30minutes

from Fairlie.

‘‘I’m aruralgirl and weather

plays such an important in farming

lifeand in life in general,’’ she said.

‘‘We’ve had some wild weather

events in recent times and that

looks set to continue,’’

Jennifer said she painted first

and foremost for herself, but sold

her works if someone wanted to

buy them.

‘‘Art for me is about the

emotions. My emotions come from

deepinmy heart and are very

personal.’’

Her previousart focus had been

the refugeecrisisaround the world

and that too had stirred some deep

and amix of feelings.

‘‘I think I’ll be focused on

weather for awhile, because I

don’tthink weatherextremes are

goingtodisappear for awhile.’’

She describes her completed

weather­influenced abstractworks

of storms and blizzards as

‘‘intense’’ paintings thataim to

reflect moodand atmosphere.

She also paints on annual trips

backtoher former homeland of

England.

The Lancashire lass has five

children and 14 grandchildren, all

livinginNew Zealand, and her

paintings hang in her own home

and in the homes of family

members.

Jennifer Harrison will host a

solo exhibition at Ashburton Art

Gallerysome time in 2021.

Above -Jennifer Harrison with

two of her recent weatherinfluenced

abstract artworks.

The New Zealand Kite Tour 2020 will

be at Lake Hood on Sunday.

Kite show

Kites of every colour will grace the shoresof

LakeHoodthis weekend as part of the New

Zealand Kite Tour.

The tour, which started on January 17 at

the Nelson Kite Festival, will visit Lake

Hood Sunday before heading tothe North

Island. Organisers said on Facebook that

the Lake Hood leg of the tour will bethe

Ashburton Fun Fly. It runs from 1pm to

5pm.People are encouraged to come out to

the lake, bring their own kites and join the

fun.

‘‘There will beall different types ofkites

from hand painted kites through togiant

inflatable whales, dragons, mermaids.’’

Whether it’s traditional kites, inflatable

kites of teddy bears, penguins or movie

characters of all shapes and sizes, there is

bound to be something in the sky to

entertain all ages of people.

‘‘Grab your own kite and join in, or just

come down for alook.’’

Moving for health and Delilah

Maisie Player, 8, Piper Smith, 11, and Mya Player, 10, sell home baking

in downtown Ashburton to raise funds for people and wildlife affected

by the Australian bushfires.

Cousinsunite forcause

Participants in afun run at the

Ashburton Domain this weekwere

moving for agood cause.

Run and Walk Ashburton’s

weekly eventdonated the gold coin

entry fee for this week’s run to

Ronald Mcdonald Houseand $367

was raised.

The club’s summerseries runs

everyTuesday and organisers

wanted to support thefundraising

efforts of youngster and regular

runner Delilah Simpson.

Delilah was motivated to support

Ronald McDonaldHousethrough

her studiesatMindPlus. Last year

her class studied caring thinking

and Delilah decided to raisemoney

for Ronald McDonald House

because she has known achild who

stayedatthe house whilereceiving

treatment.

TheChristchurch charity house

helps patients and families who

have to travel from outoftown for

medical treatment.

About 100 people of all ages and

abilityturned up to Run and Walk

Ashburton’s first eventlast week

but 150turned up this weekto

support Delilah’s cause.

Group spokeswoman Alison

Conway said the popular summer

series had grown hugely over the

past few years, withlots of new

faces turninguptothe Ashburton

Domain on aTuesday nightto

walk, run and chatwithothers.

The seriesruns everyTuesday

until March 31, with participants

meetingatthe Walnut Avenue

pavilionbefore gettingunder way

at 6pm.Adults pay $2 and children

under 18 are free;people can

choosetheir distance of 1km,3km

or 5kmsand can walk, run or do a

combination of both.

Mrs Conwaysaid participants

included social and serious

runners, with all keentoimprove

their times overthe course of the

series; organisershopesome might

join their group, but theyare just

pleasedtosee people being active.

After two days of baking for acause,

Piper Smith, of Ashburton, and her

visiting cousins, Mya and Maisie

Player, from Beechworth, Northern

Victoria, in Australia, took to the

streets of downtown Ashburton to

sell their wares.

They were joined by siblings

Hayley and Toby Smith, and Matilda

Player, who all had ahand in selling

the home­made baked goods to raise

more than $1000 last week for

people and wildlife affected by the

Australian bushfires.

It was acause close to their hearts.

During some of the hottest

weather recorded, and at the peak of

the bushfires in Australia, the fire

got to within 10km of the Players’

family home.

Karly Smith, mother of Hayley,

Piper and Toby, said the group of

children, all cousins, had come up

with the idea to do abake sale to

raise money for those affected by the

fires. ‘‘They were so enthusiastic.’’

Each child took charge of different

aspects of the baking, using

treasured family recipes and some

from the Edmonds Cookbook, and

marketed the sale, with signage and

flyers distributed to businesses in

town and posts on Facebook.

Among those baked goods were

vanilla and chocolate cupcakes,

Anzac and chocolate chip biscuits,

apricot and chocolate truffles,

lamingtons and Gluten Free cupcakes.

They also had alolly cake and a

date loaf, which were donated in

support of the cause.

The Player girls, along with their

mother Melissa, nee Burrowes (who

is Mrs Smith’s sister) were visiting

family in Ashburton as part of the

Christmas school holidays; it was

planned before the fires broke out.

Their dad Alex opted to stay at home

in Australia, just to keep an eye on

things.

The girls thanked those who

supported them, including New

World who donated bags and cupcake

holders.

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Support for our Pasifika people

Overcoming barriers to health care and

connecting those in need with services that can

make adifference are all in aday’s work for

Pasifika Navigator Malu Tulia.

Covering an area that stretches from Cheviot

to Hinds, the Waitaha Primary Health (WPH)

role provides valuable support to agrowing

Pasifika population, often faced with housing,

health and rural challenges. Malu responds to

requests from WPH General Practices seeking

additional support for Pasifika people and their

families. Still in her first year on the job, she

estimates she’s reached up to 80 per cent of the

local Pasifika population in the Ashburton

District.

“I’m really, really happy but Iknow there are

families out there who still need help, so I’m

trying to reach those people, too,” Malu says.

“In my first year, Ihave spent time observing

and it has given me ideas for new ways of

working with people, so that they can better

look after their own health. Ispent 10 years

working in the city where wraparound services

are available and everything is closer together,

but in rural areas it’s harder, especially when

English isn’t your first language.”

When Malu visits families in their own

homes, she works with them to create aplan so

that they can access services, establish

connections and build the general health and

wellbeing of their whole whanau. One of the

biggest problems she faces is people who are

hesitant to visit adoctor because they fear

being considered aburden.

“They don’t want to waste adoctor’s time,”

Malu said. “In the islands, we don’t have family

doctors, you just go to the hospital when you’re

really, really sick. We’re trying to change that

behaviour here. We encourage people to see a

doctor when they’re well, so that we can

prevent major health issues developing.”

Cost can be abarrier but she says it should

never stop someone seeing adoctor or nurse

because there are always options available.

“Another thing is language. People may not

Malu Tulia is helping Pasifika people in the Ashburton District.

understand why they’ve been given their

medication or what it does. And some people

are working two jobs so there’s no time to go to

the doctor. Ieducate people that if you’re sick,

go to the doctor, and have arest. Your body is

telling you to look after yourself. Iknow the

money is important but you have to look after

yourself before you can earn money.”

To overcome some of the barriers to

accessing health advice and support, Malu

encourages those she works with to take a

support person to appointments, or ask at the

medical centre for translation assistance.

“Doctors and nurses know there is an

interpreter service,” she says. “It’s better for

them to use the service and then apatient goes

out the door understanding what they have or

what they need to take, instead of letting them

go with no idea. “

“It’s amatter of educating people that

there’s help available, and if you’re not happy

with the service, there is acomplaint process.

The outcome of that will help you and them to

improve services. Don’t come home and say,

‘I’ll never see adoctor again’. If you don’t tell

them, they don’t know and can’t change

anything.”

During home visits, Malu takes time to

include the whole family in discussions ­

especially older children –totalk about

everything from food, to smoking cessation and

understanding medication.

“We provide aplan so people can take care

of themselves, but at the end of the day, it’s

your health. If you want to make achange,

that’s your goal to do, it’s up to you, but we are

here to help, support and to walk beside you to

achieve those goals.”

Malu is also setting up health support groups

around issues such as diabetes and asthma in

Pasifika churches; encouraging employers of

migrant workers to make health insurance part

of their employment packages; and helping to

educate people who are new to New Zealand

about how to take care of their health and

access health services. Creating strong

community support is also important and Malu

encourages people to get to know their

neighbours.

“It’s exactly the same as in the islands. You

ask your next­door neighbour for help. They

might be in the same situation some time, so

reach out. In rural areas, it’s especially

important to have neighbourhoods and build

relationships.”

For Malu, the biggest reward is seeing

people taking control of their health and

developing awellbeing plan for their whanau.

“It makes me feel so happy. Iwas brought up

in the Islands, so Iknow it’s very daunting to

come and live in another country. Sometimes

it’s quite scary, so my job is just to be there for

them, help and support them, whatever

aspirations they have and guide people to lead

ahappy life.

“I always tell people, you only get one life,

you have to look after your health, live happy

and spend as much time as you can with your

family.”

TRILLO METALS MUSCLE

CAR MADNESS NO 30

Thirty yearsisaremarkable achievement

forany event,eveninamarriagethese

days it would be averygood result.

Trillo metals Muscle Car Madness

has turned intoacar culture eventand

part of the reasonisthat the Rangiora

showgrounds has become the perfect spot

forit. Asupportive small town basically

“bang smack”inthe middle of the Southh

Island gives easy access to all. In just afew

short yearsthe showbecame the largest

carshowinthe South Island and ranks in

the topthree of NewZealand.

Events have come andgone trying to

better this showbut each year moreand

morepeople come from all overthe world.

The furthest entrant this year comes from

Arkansas. Entrants just love staying on site

and enjoytheir late-night fun. This year

nearly 1,000 cars areentered forthe event

with at least 800 morecarsturning up as

day visitors. Due to high demand the show

will open from 9.00 a.m till 4.30 pm. The

arena will fill up quickly and will be only

Sean Williams is driving his topshowroadster

down all the wayfromAuckland,featuredin

the current N.Z.Hot Rodmagazine.

Ian Neary’sViper V10 poweredGTX “Eruption”

is said to be valued at over $700,000 and will

be display on the Mothers polishes stand. It is

aworld class showcar.

available to twenty year and older cars.

All othersand overflowofshowcarsenter

gate 2. Free parking at gate 3.

An anniversarycruisewilldo2laps of

Rangiora’smain streetthen down Lineside

road and through Kaiapoi on Thursday

night.Itwillhit Rangiora’sHigh Street

just before7pm and Kaiapoi about 7.20

p.m. The Rockabilly pageant takesplace

Saturday at 12 noon, and burnouts will

start abit later at 1.30 pm. Sunday sees

the burnout finals.

Topcarswillbeinabundanceincluding

Ian Naery’sGTX ‘Eruption’ poweredby

aViper V10engine and rumoured to be

worth nearly 3/4 million dollars. As usual

thereisagreat arrayofretro clothing,

event tshirts, market stalls, kids rides

and tenlivebands including the return

of Hillbilly Hellcats from Colorado,and

Flyin’ SaucersfromMelbourne. cost is $20

each, kids under 16 free and 2-day pass for

public hoursonly,available at the gate on

Saturday.Come and haveagreat day out,

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Rural&Lifestyle

Field day at high performing farm

Willsden Farm’s management

team opened their farm

gates to local farmers to

showcase their environmental

management and the

benefits of adifferent milking

frequency.

The farm, ahigh performing

dairy farm in the Selwyn

District, is part of the

Camden group.

It is a 305 hectare, fully

irrigated farm near Te Pirita,

on the northern side of the

Rakaia River, which at peak

milked 1075 Kiwi cross cows

last season.

The field day, attended by

about 70 farmers, was led by

Camden general manager

Leo Donkers, Willsden Farm

manager Robin Hornblow

and operations manager

Terry Kilday who all shared

the journey they have taken

over the past few years to

become amore efficient and

sustainable farm.

Mr Donkers said every

effort had been made to

create afarm which provides

agood working environment

for their six staff, and is

profitable and sustainable.

“If we’re profitable it gives

us lots of options to manage

our environment well and

also provide agreat place to

work.”

As the farm is in Selwyn, it

needs to reduce its nitrogen

(N) losses by 30 percent by

2022 to meet Environment

Canterbury requirements.

It’s one of a number of

farms who have joined a

DairyNZ project supporting

farmers in Selwyn and Hinds

to trial options to reduce

their environmental footprint

while continuing to maintain

profit levels.

The farm is already making

progress and reduced its N

losses by 17 percent from its

baseline, mainly by reducing

fertiliser use.

“I’ve learnt from being

part of the community of

Camden general manager Leo Donkers speaks to visiting farmers at Willsden Farm

in Selwyn about the farm's environmental management and the benefits of adifferent

milking frequency.

farmers in the Selwyn Hinds

project that it’s not about

how much nitrogen you

apply, but when you use it. If

you apply it at the right times

you can get good grass

growth, even if you apply less

overall,” Mr Kilday said.

The farm has shifted to

applying no fertiliser in May

(when it has alow response

and ahigher risk of leaching)

and reducing fertiliser applications

in December and

January when there is plenty

of pasture.

Milk production increased

slightly on the farm following

these changes. There has also

been asmall decrease of four

percent in greenhouse gas

emissions, largely due to less

N fertiliser being applied

which reduces nitrous oxide.

One of the other big

changes introduced in the

past three years was ashift to

milking three times over two

days – starting in January

onwards, they now milk at

4.30am, 4.30pm and 10.30am.

They have found three in

two milking was an excellent

option for cows in the heat

and as aresult have seen a

significant improvement in

the condition of their cows in

autumn. However, close

monitoring of feed was

neededtoachievegood body

condition.

“We have found that you

need to have good pasture

quality and quantity when

shifting to three in two milkings

to avoid adrop in milk

production,” Mr Kilday said.

He is involved with

DairyNZ’s three in two milking

project and was waiting

to see results of the project

trials before deciding

whether to start the three in

two milking in December.

Mr Donkers said the farm

focused on cost control and

irrigation water, supplied by

Central Plains Water, was

one of the farm’s significant

fixed expenses.

He saw the decision to

invest inthe scheme as being

highly beneficial over the

long term because the cost

reduces as capital is repaid.

“We like to operate a

simple system, Mr Kilday

said.

‘‘Pasture provides most of

our cows’ diets. After looking

at our options we’ve

found that feeding grass is

the best approach and have

been improving our pastures

over time.”

The team re­grassed 80

percent of the farm from

2012 to 2016 and as part of

their re­pasturing programme

used tetraploid

grasses as 50 percent oftheir

pasture seed mix.

“This has given us more

growth in the cool season,

and in shoulder periods of

the year, which has increased

our productivity and has

used the available soil N

which may otherwise have

been leached,” MrDonkers

Willsden Farm operations manager Terry Kilday, left,

and farm manager Robin Hornblow opened their farm

gates and shared their journey to becoming amore

efficient and sustainable farm.

said.

Camden group owns four

dairy farms and two dairy

support blocks. Each farm

operates as aseparate entity

with the support blocks

charging any grazing and

feed back tothe dairy farms.

Willsden is currently inthe

top 20 percent of Canterbury

farms for profitability.

Looking forward, the farm

has some important decisions

to make about how it

will achieve the additional

reductions needed in nitrogen

losses.

They use centre pivot,

rotorainer and K­line irrigation

systems but anumber

of options were being considered

to replace the

rotorainers and K­lines with

pivotsand fixed grid systems.

The farm also uses soil

moisture monitoring and

modelling this in Overseer

will also reduce Nleaching

as it means that less water is

applied.

Upgrading their irrigation

will allow the farm to reduce

its water use and reduce its

nitrogen losses by around 40

percent, however changes

would be expensive tomake.

The Willsden team are

planning to work with their

farm systems and environment

consultant and

DairyNZ to look at their

options.

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Day off for Synlait

staff to plant natives

Synlait staff will get one paid day ayear

to plant natives asaway of supporting

farmers and communities in restoring

land inCanterbury.

The Synlait native tree programme,

Whakapuawai, launched by Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern, is an environmental

programme connecting their people,

their farmers and thecommunitythrough

plantings.

It includes an industrial sized nursery

spanning 15 hectares at Synlait Dunsandel

site.

Thenurserywill be capable of growing

more than one million native trees and

shrubs annually. The goal is to plantfour

million native trees on farms and community

land by 2028.

Synlait chief executive officer Leon

Clement said Whakapuawai would help

to connect milk suppliers and the

community inahealthier world.

“Wecan’tsolve environmental challenges

onour own, but through Whakapuawai

we can lead by example and help

connect our milk suppliers and communitygroups

to make arealdifference. New

Zealanders arepassionate aboutcreating

asustainable future for our country, and

at Synlait, we are inanideal position to

shape the changeneeded in our industry.

It’sour purpose to do milk differentlyfor

a healthier world, and Whakapuawai

brings this tolife.

“Our customers, and their consumers,

haverapidly­shifting expectations when it

comes to how wecare for our planet,

people and animals, and Synlait is

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Ruapuna

1st and 2nd

February 2020

Celebrating 30 yearsracing

2020 Skope Classic -Car Racing like no other!

After 30 years ofuninterrupted classic race meeting,

the Canterbury Car Club along with the long-time

sponsorand supporter, SkopeIndustries, will celebrate

the iconic two-day birthday event this weekend with

some fanfare.

Originally under the name ofthe BP Alfa Classic,

PDLIndustries took over namingrightsin1995 before

Skope became involved in2003. The enthusiasm from

competitors and the public has never waned, and the

meeting remains the biggest in both entry and crowd

numbersonthe club’s calendar.

Ahandful of cars from the inaugural 1991 event

remain andwhile thevalue of thesecarshas increased,

thecurrent owners stillbelieve that as racing cars,their

rightplace is on thetrack.

Over the years the event has invariably carried a

theme. This year itwill celebrate 50 years of the Open

Saloon CarAssociation (OSCA). StrictlyaSouthIsland

affair these days, OSCA was formed byalocal group

who deemed that the costs of racing inthe national

championship for “all-comers” type cars had become

tooexpensive.

In theearly years, thefront runningcarswerealways

V8 powered. This has changed with time, with turbo

androtary-powered cars also becomingfront-runners.

ForOSCA’s birthday at theSkope it is anticipatedthat

some 30 cars will line up.Someofthesehavenot raced

for years. This includes the winning MK1 Ford Escort

Turbo ofMichael Johnston, acar restored and driven

by newowner,NickDonaldson.

Also in the field will bea1977 5-litre Alfa Romeo

Alfetta, acar that has not raced inOSCA but against

them in the1980s. It is competingbyinvitationand will

be drivenbyformerBNTV8 champion,Angus Fogg.

Other saloon cars ofnote that will compete in other

classesinclude threeformerAustralianSupercars,a2004

Ford Falcon, a2006 Ford Falcon and a2007 Holden

Commodore, along with aselection of New Zealand

muscle cars andthe HistoricTouring Carcategory.

Acrowd-pleaser for many years has been the Formula

5000 revival series cars. Thecategory fits nicely into the

themeofclassic cars.Atatime when the“soundofsilence”

vehicles are becoming more common on the road, it is

generallyacceptedthatthe soundofthese cars alongwith

theV8salooncarsare an addedcrowd attraction.

In the driver line, will be the well-known Richards

family -fatherJim,aseven-timewinner at Bathurst,his

son Steven, afive-time winner of this classic event and

hisson,Clay, whonow drivesFormula Ford in Australia.

While the major attraction is awonderful array of

cars, the meeting isalso designed tocater for families.

Pit entry comes atnoextra charge and spectators are

welcome to mingle with drivers and their cars. For

younger family members, there will be anumber of

activities. We’ve got one huge children’sactivity area

this year.

There have onlybeen 4outstanding

driverswho have taken part in all 30

Classic Car events, nowknown as Skope.

Dennis Champan, Debbie Chapman,

Keith Cowan &Brian Dixon.

Brian Dixon, VanDiemen RF84

Keith Cowan, Johnston Formula Ford

With over 200 competitors across 44 races our 30th Skope

Classic is going to be an outstanding weekend of racing

Kids under 16yrs are free to attend Skope

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Harper sings Bacharach

New Zealand performer Ali Harper will

celebrate the songs of songwriter and

composer Burt Bacharach when she

performs in Ashburton in March.

Bacharach’s music has stood the test

of time and includes the classics Close

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Love.

The upcoming tour called The Look

of Love features Tom Rainey as musical

director and on piano, and Harry

Harrison on guitar.

Tickets for the 7.30pm on March 19 at

the Event Centre are available from the

venue orticketrocket.co.nz.

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River protection work

continues on Rangitata

By ChrisTobin

The Rangitata River protection

works remain in a vulnerable

state after last month’s devastating

flood and there are concerns

heavy rain could result in more

flooding.

The mid­December floods caused

wide­spread damage.

Environment Canterbury

(ECan) river engineering manager

Leigh Griffiths said the council

had communicated any potential

risk to nearby landowners and

the public.

“It’s important that people in

and around the Rangitata River

are aware that the river is vulnerable

to outbreaks should river

levels rise again.”

ECan has identified three key

sites needing strengthening in the

wake of the flood which cut off

State Highway 1 and flooded

roads and farmland.

For 10 hours the river reached

peak flows of more than 2000

cumecs due to heavy rainfall at

the headwaters.

“The key sites are at Arundel

above the bridge, at the south

branch breakout point and just

above the KiwiRail bridge,” Mr

Griffiths said.

“Once this work is completed

we will have more confidence that

the river could cope with a

moderate flood event.”

At the peak of the emergency

recovery work, 11 machines from

five companies were operating.

This was now down to six.

Mr Griffiths said the first

priority in the recovery work was

to stop the outflow of floodwaters

from the river on to the

floodplain and over roads.

“This has now been completed

thanks to amassive effort from

machinery operators, contractors

and key staff from several organisations

including ECan, Timaru

District Council and the NZ

Transport Agency.”

Mr Griffiths said the next stage

of in­channel work and diversions

should be finished by the end of

The flooding of the Rangitata River was aone in 20 year flood

which has caused extensive damage.

this week.

“The last stage is reinstating

banks and the vegetated berms

which are crucial in erosion

reduction and in providing some

limited protection against

overflows.

“Hundreds, if not thousands, of

established trees were lost and

this is something that will take

years to recover.”

The repair cost was expected to

run into millions of dollars with

important in­river work already

completed costing about

$700,000.

“Beyond this a longer­term

plan will be created for possible

future work, its time frames and

how it will be funded,” Mr

Griffiths said.

“This will require further

discussions with the community

and the Rangitata River rating

district will be consulted on this.”

The Timaru and Ashburton

district councils would be

approached to discuss funding,

along with NZTA, KiwiRail and

communication companies.

The causes:

Environment Canterbury said

different flow patterns and major

breakouts from the river caused

most of the damage and disruption.

Rangitata south branch:

Before the river peaked the main

branch of the river broke into the

usually dry south branch about

4.5km above SH1. For atime the

south branch water flow was

greater than in the main branch.

It remained large until December

14 when flows were diverted into

the main channel.

South branch breakouts:

Floodwaters overtopped the

south branch 2km upstream of

SH1 and caused flooding on

SH79, SH1 and in Rangitata

village.

Railway line, SH1 flooding

from main branch: Waters broke

out of the main river just

upstream of the railway line,

crossed SH1 and flowed into the

Rangitata Island area. This

stopped traffic. Other breakouts

from the main and south branch

exacerbated flooding of farmland.

Arundel breakout: A large

breakout 2km upstream of Arundel

flooded the township and

Geraldine­Arundel Rd.

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon comments

The changing face of education

Over the past couple of decades

there’s been ahuge technological

shift in education. It wasn’t until my

last year or two at Allenton that we

had computers at school, and at

Intermediate we were lucky to have

one in every classroom.

Stepping inside classrooms now

is awhole new world. Many kids

have the use of tablets and some

schools are investing in equipment

like 3D printers.

How education changes around

technology is something I’ve been

giving alot of thought over the past

six months as the National caucus

worked on our education discussion

document, but it wasn’t

until an Advance Ashburton event

late last year at the Ashburton

Trust Event Centre that Iheard the

best and simplest example.

Ashburton College principal

Ross Preece was presenting and

asked the audience what just afew

years ago might have been a

difficult question to answer: how

much for a membership at the

Ashburton Golf Club? Within 15

seconds the correct answer was

called from the audience.

The point he was demonstrating

is how much human knowledge is

now held in our pocket and

instantly discoverable at the swipe

of afinger. Our education system

has adapted well to that change, in

a way that others now envy. I

accompanied Ross on a visit to

China in 2018 and visited schools

that are teaching the equivalent of

rote learning, cramming information

into the minds of students by

memorisation.

It gives them an excellent

grounding of what is current today,

but over time that knowledge

becomesless and less relevant in an

ever­changing world. By contrast

where our students excel is in

critical thought. Digesting arange

of information from multiple

sources, and making decisions

based on the quality of that

information, rather than merely

memorising it.

It’s an incredibly important skill

to have. When one thinks about the

way our world has changed in even

the last 10 years, young people

growing up today need to be armed

not only with the best available

information of today, but be ready

for the technology and discoveries

of future decades.

It’s an exciting and scary proposition,

preparing young minds for a

world tomorrow that we today

cannot even imagine. All the very

best toour local teachers, principals,

support staff and students

heading into anew school year.


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Seasonal Farm Supplies & Services

FAR Researcher of the Year title

goes to dedicated crop researcher

Foundation for Arable Research

(FAR) has named their own Cropping

Systems Research manager,

Diana Mathers, as the 2019 FAR

Researcher of the Year.

Ms Mathers, who joined FAR in

2010, has worked to support cropping

farmers in the areas of

economic and environmental sustainability.

She is actively involved in a

number of national and regional

research projects ensuring high

quality information is made available

to farmers in aformat which is

easy to understand and apply and

has led anumber of environmental

and biodiversity projects such as the

Good Management Practices for

Winter Dairy Grazing on Arable

Cropping Land, the Building Better

Biodiversity on Arable Farms and

the Trees for Bees projects.

FAR chief executive officer

Alison Stewart said being named

researcher of the year award recognised

the significant impact Ms

Mathers had made in the areas of

economic and environmental sustainability.

It included her current focus

working with growers around the

adoption of new technologies.

She has helped to test and

calibrate DIY Quick Ntesting kits

as part of the Ministry for Primary

Industries Sustainable Farming

Fund Nitrogen ­ Measure it and

Manage it project.

‘‘The results of this project have

confirmed that Quick N testing

strips are an efficient and inexpensive

tool to help growers understand

exactly how much nitrogen is available

to their crops at any giventime,

and therefore, how much they need

to apply to reach target yields.’’

Ms Mathers was instrumental in

Responsible

dairying award

If you know of a dairy

farmer leading the way in

performance, leadership

and for the environment,

nominatethemforthe Fonterra

Responsible Dairying

Award.

The award, introduced

by the New Zealand Dairy

Industry Awards, recognises

dairy farmers who

demonstrate leadership in

their approach to sustainable

dairying and are

ambassadors for the

industry.

It wasset up to recognise

dairy farmers who are

respected by their farming

peers and their community

for their attitude and role in

sustainable dairying.

New Zealand Dairy

Industry Awards general

manager Robin Congdon

said it was important to

showcase the good work

Diana Mathers demonstrating the Quick Ntest at Foundation for Arable Research's ARIA event at Chertsey, in December 2019.

developing a Farm Environment

Plan template for cropping farms

which was released in 2015 and had

been extremely well received by

growers and Regional Councils. Its

success comes from Diana's determination

that it should able to be

completed easily by the landowner

and form a valuable information

base for the farm business.

The Farm Environment Plan is

beingdelivered tofarmers through

an ongoing series of workshops

and will become an increasingly

farmers were doing within

the industry, which did not

always get the exposure it

deserved. “We have excellent,

experienced dairy farmers

creating and working

on wonderful projects that

haveapositive effect on the

environment.”

“We want to hear about

the people who arefarming

responsibly, both environmentally

and socially, and

showcasing excellence ona

daily basis. This is achance

for people to nominate

their neighbour, their

employer or someone in

their community.”

“This award gives us the

opportunity to recognise

farmers that have progressed

to ownership,

demonstrate leadership in

their farming practices and

are arole model for our

younger farmers.’’

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moreimportant toolfor growers as

the government increases its

environmental compliance

requirements.

Diana has also had significant

involvement in benchmarking

Overseer for crop farms and

delivering information on nutrient

management on crop farms to

arable and vegetable crop farmers

through aseries of nutrient management

workshops across New

Zealand. Diana has also been

involved in regional projects such

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as those assessing crop options for

the Ruataniwha, and the Matrix

for Good Management in Canterbury.

In all these projects she has

focused on using data collected on

farm and farmers' own records to

inform improved on­farm decision

making.

Her citation says ‘‘Diana

provides valuable input toanumber

of regional council groups

throughout New Zealand where

she helps to ensure policy is

practically aligned with farm practices,

particularly in relation to

nutrient management. She is a

strong advocate for the implementation

of good farm management

practices and works closely with

growers to support their adoption

and uptake.

‘‘Thisaward is fittingrecognition

of Diana’s empathy with growers

and her determination to help

them understand and negotiate the

increasingly complicated issues

associated with on­farm environmental

management.’’

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Farm succession help

Mid Canterbury farmers are

beingencouraged to seek advice

aboutfarm succession planning

at upcoming workshops to be

held in Methven.

Farm successionisone of the

pressing issuesfacing sheep and

beef farmers withmore than50

percent of sheep and beef farms

expected to change handsover

the nextdecade.

The Red Meat Profit

Partnership(RMPP) workshop

series on farm businesstransition

and succession starts on March3.

The three workshops in the

series, which aim to help farmers

navigatewhat can be adifficult

process, are limited to eight farm

businesses, withfour peoplefrom

each business.

RMPP chairMalcolm Bailey

said the workshops were an

opportunitytohelpfarmerswork

through issuesand plan for

positive outcomes.

“Manyfarmers havesaid they

find it hard to know where to

startthe conversation because of

the emotionalattachment they

have to their farms and the

tensions of handlingsignificant

assets, often with competing

family interests,hesaid.

“A key goalfor RMPPisto

help farmers through this process

by providing information

regardingsuccession options and

ownershipstructures and sharing

examples of successful

outcomes.”

Farmers willbeprovidedwith

resourcesand advice to help

them explore the rangeofoptions

available as they look at

transitionand succession of farm

business ownership.

Mr Bailey said there was also a

possibilityofconnecting people

who are wanting to progress in

the red meatsector with those

who are wanting to exit.

Synlait seek go­ahead

Synlait’s proposed development

at Pokeno, in the Waikato,

is heading to The

Supreme Court.

The date to hear the case has

been set for April 29 and 30.

The case stems from Synlait’s

Pokeno land, which had historic

covenants reinstated by the

Court of Appeal inMay 2019,

which had earlier been removed

by the High Court.

The land is the site where

Synlait sought to set up a

second nutritional powder

manufacturing site.

Synlait isthe appellant in the

case as it now owns the land,

stepping into the place of previous

land owner, Stonehill

Trustee Limited.

Synlait chief executive officer

Leon Clement said Synlait was

looking forward to moving on

with the next stage ofthe legal

process and obtaining some

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‘‘While we’re pleased the

legal case can move forward, we

still remain committed to working

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grandchildren who might. They

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The three workshops run on

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‘‘We’re also committed to

Pokeno. The site is now operational,

and we are working to

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the best interests of our milk

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Feds challenge

teaching resource

Introducing school children to the

science underpinning climate change

is positive and worthwhile but care is

needed around balance, Federated

Farmers says.

A section of a teaching resource

titled ‘‘Prepare today, live well

tomorrow’’, put out by Ministry of

Education and aimed a young

students, has hit a nerve with the

industry body.

Federated Farmers climate change

spokesman Andrew Hoggard said

some of the information was onesided

and misleading read at face

value. ‘‘Teachers need to present and

explain the pros and cons of various

courses of action in response to global

warming, and in particular guard

against the lessons fostering feelings

of panic or hopelessness.

‘‘While much of the material in the

Prepare today, live well tomorrow

teacher resource is instructive and

compelling, some of it is misleading

unless the nuances of the topic are

explored,’’ he said.

‘‘For example, there’s asection that

urges people to buy local food and

products as they haven’t had to travel

so far in avehicle which uses fossil

fuels.’’

The resource states: “You are also

helping our economy.”

Mr Hoggard said that was very

simplistic.

‘‘It ignores the environmental footprint

of the producers and is counter

to the interests of New Zealand as a

major exporter of food. Per kilogram

of protein, produce from NZ farmers

can reach consumers in most parts of

the world with alower greenhouse

gas/environmental footprint than is

achieved by many local producers.”

The resource also implies eating

red meat is wrong and environmentally

damaging.

“Again, that’s amisleading generalisation

here unless other factors are

explained, including nutritional

needs, that New Zealand doesn’t

have the industrial livestock feedlots

common in some other parts of the

world, and that we have a role in

another pressing challenge facing

humankind – hunger in a growing

world population.”

In order to give abalanced picture

of climate change, Federated Farmers

would also like to see some

coverage of the world­leading

research going on in New Zealand on

agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation

and the continuing efforts

farmers up and down the country are

making to lighten their environmental

footprint.

“Schools could invite farmers to

come in and talk to students or even

better they could get on board with

the Open Farm programme and kids

could visit farms to see for themselves

what happens there,” Mr Hoggard

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Farmers facing dry conditions, plan ahead

Withmanyregions experiencing

increasinglydry weather,DairyNZ

has put togethersometips for

farmersonmanaging challenging

conditions.

CurrentNIWA soilmoisture

deficit maps showsoil moisture

levels aresignificantly below

historical averagesacross theupper

North Island, parts of the Waikato,

Taranaki, Manawatu the North

Island’s East Coast,Marlborough,

Canterbury and Otago.

DairyNZ’sstrategyand

investmentleader Dr Bruce

Thorrold said ongoing dryweather

can be stressful for farmers.

“Planning ahead for how to

respondifthe dry conditions

continue willallowfarmersto

consider their optionsand provide

confidence about havingaplan in

place.”

“Theuse of supplementsneeds

carefulconsideration,taking into

accountthe costs and benefits,

including to cow health.”

Farmers lookingatusing

supplementary feedtofill afeed

deficitshould consideranumber of

issues to ensure it is usedprofitably:

calculatethe maximum

supplementprice that is affordable

(including additional costs

associated with supplementuse),

while stillachieving performance

goals

manage the amountof

supplementary feedusedtoachieve

post­grazingresidualsofseven

clicks(1500kgofdrymatter per

hectare) or lessonthe risingplate

meter, to ensureminimal

substitutionofpasture

reduce feed demand by

Heat stress impacts on cows and affects milk production.

reviewingstocking ratesand

movingunwanted stockoff­farm.

“Heat stress hasareal impact on

cowsand it is oneofthe key factors

affectingmilkproduction, but

farmerscan take stepstomanage

this,” Dr Thorrold said.

Whentemperaturesare over21

degreesand humidity is over 70

percent, Friesians and crossbreeds

begin to feedless and milk

production reduces. In Jerseys,

production losses onlyoccur when

temperaturesrise to 25 degrees or

more.

To help keepcows comfortablein

warmweather,farmerscan:

­ensure ample water is available

to cows both day and night by

checking flowratestowater

troughs arehigh.Lactating cows

need100 litresper cowper day

­provideshade. Manyfarmers

alsouse sprinklers and fans in dairy

sheds to cool cows

­avoid givinghigh fibrefeed to

cowsduringthe daytime,asit

increasesheat load

­changemilking times to avoid

the heatoftheday.

Movingtoonce­a­daymilking or

three milkings overtwo daysis

worth considering as an option.

“Farming throughdry conditions

doescreate uncertainty which can

be stressfulfor everyone on a

farm,”saysDrThorrold.“Take

careofyourself andyourteam by

planning for everyone to have

regular timeoff to helpyou farm

throughadifficulttime.”

Additionally, as part of forward

planning it is helpful for farmers to

assess body condition scoresand

decide in advancewhich stock will

be dried offifweatherconditions

remaindry.

Moreinformation is available at

dairynz.co.nz/summer.DairyNZ

consultingofficers arealso

available to offeradvice, phone

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Wetlands maps update

Landowners with wetlands identified on

their properties need to check their

Environment Canterbury (Ecan) wetlands

map layer has been applied

correctly.

There is a chance information has

been omitted or is no longer correct so

Ecan staff want people to make contact

if wetland area information is no longer

up­to­date.

Ecan chief operating officer Nadeine

Dormmisse, writing to update the Ashburton

Water Zone Committee, said

there were fewer people than expected,

since September 18, who had made

contact around the wetland map layer

available for viewing on the Ecan

website.

‘‘We have received just 22 requests for

areview of(or deletion from) the layer.

Despite this relatively small number, we

are committed to ensuring that information

about the layer is as clear and

transparent as possible.’’

She said changes had been made to

map layers to show the difference

between wetlands aerially identified and

ground surveyed, and those changes

were visible regardless of which platform/device

you access the information.

Ecan had also created a web page

which included several new frequently

asked questions such as funding assistance,

interaction with a confirmed

wetland and farm environment plans.

As well as factsheets on mapping,

wetland mapping reviews, and how a

wetland presence can impact on the

consenting process.

‘‘The factsheets are designed to provide

clear information onthe wetlands

layer and the way in which landowners

can query the presence of apotential

wetland, and if confirmed, what implications

it might then have,’’ Ms Dommisse

said.

‘‘Our overarching aim is to continue

working with stakeholder organisations

to ensure our message is appropriate

and reaches the widest range of people

possible and (for) individual landowners

concerned about the possible presence

of a wetland on their land to gain

clarification and guidance.’’

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Funding will help improve the health and wellbeing of the national dairy herd.

$25m funding boost to

improve national stock

The dairy industry will benefit

from a$25.68 million innovation

programme to improve the health

and wellbeing of the national

dairy herd and change sustainable

milk production.

The seven­year programme,

called Resilient Dairy: Innovative

Breeding for a Sustainable

Future, will see investment in new

disease management technologies

and advancements in genomic

science to improve cow

productivity, and produce better

cows with improved health, wellbeing

and environmental resilience.

Officially launched by minister

of agriculture Damien O’Connor,

the programme is being led by

farmer­owned herd improvement

co­operative Livestock Improvement

Corporation (LIC), with

investment and support from the

Ministry for Primary Industries

(MPI) and DairyNZ. LIC is

investing $11.2m, MPI $10.3m

and DairyNZ $4.2m.

MPI director investment programmes

Steve Penno said at the

heart of the new programme is

innovation that aims to deliver

long­term economic, environmental

and animal health benefits

for New Zealand. ‘‘For New

Zealand to maintain its reputation

as aworld­leading producer

of premium products, we need to

further increase the value of our

products in away that improves

sustainability,’’ Mr Penno said.

‘‘MPI is investing in this new

programme as it aims to deliver

long­term gains in anumber of

areas, including sustainable production,

milk quality, and animal

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wellbeing, while importantly

reducing impacts on the environment.’’

LIC, the largest supplier of

artificial breeding services to New

Zealand’s dairy farms, will leverage

its existing capabilities in

genomic science and diagnostics

to develop innovative breeding

tools and tests that support more

sustainable milk production.

LIC chief scientist Richard

Spelman said ‘‘We’re committed

to providing farmers with the

tools they need to improve their

prosperity and productivity in a

sustainable way, with animal

health, wellbeing and the

environment at the forefront.’’

‘‘This programme will strengthen

our existing research and

development work to keep our

farmers and New Zealand leading

the global pastoral dairy

system,’’ he said.

Investment from industry­good

body DairyNZ will go into rebuilding

its national evaluation

system for dairy cattle to incorporate

genomic information to

facilitate faster rates of genetic

gain.

DairyNZ strategic investment

leader Dr Bruce Thorrold said

‘‘Resilient Dairy is our opportunity

to get back in front of the

world with genetic gain. With new

discoveries in genomic methods

and data collection we are now in

the position to jump ahead and

incorporate genomic data into

our animal evaluation system

enabling the whole sector to

maximise genetic gain,’’ he said.

Mr Spelman said the programme

would address calls for

resilience and sustainability on

dairy farms, now and into the

future.

‘‘Through the new Resilient

Dairy: Innovative Breeding for a

Sustainable Future programme,

we’re investing now, to help

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Fencing volunteers lend

hand with flood repairs

Experienced fencing volunteers

took to Mid Canterbury’s back

country last week to help repair

floodgates and fences damaged

during heavy rains last month

which lead to flooding along the

Rangitata River.

Rural Support Trust (RST)

Mid Canterbury response coordinators

Allan Baird and Don

Geddes took small teams of

fencers into the back country to

help with work at two high

country stations.

They put in some long days.

Mr Baird said thankfully there

was no shortage of experienced

volunteers lined up to help.

‘‘I’m always impressed with the

response we get, no matter what

the response we always find

people to do it,’’ he said.

‘‘There was alot of rain in the

back country.’’

Many of those able to help out

were retired farmers, or fencers,

with practical fencing experience

and had gear to get the job done.

There were also volunteers from

the rural fire services, search and

rescue and Young Farmers.

RST approached Glenfalloch

and Erewhon Stations following

Teams of Rural Support Trust Mid Canterbury volunteers help

with re-fencing and floodgate damaged areas at Erewhon

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the heavy rains which caused mud

slides in the back country and

flooding of the Rangitata River in

mid­December.

The stations had damaged

fence lines and floodgates and

RST offered assistance to ‘‘help

break the back’’ on repairs

needed.

Feds applaud Wairarapa

water storage investment

The government’srecentdecision to back the next phase

of a sustainable water supply for the Wairarapa is

outstanding news for the region, and awelcome signal of

intent for the rest of New Zealand, Federated Farmers

says.

The announcement will mean a$7million investment

in Wairarapa Water Ltd for pre­construction development

of water storage and distribution infrastructure at

Wakamoekau, and $110,000 for development of a

Wairarapa water resilience strategy will come from the

Provincial Growth Fund.

FederatedFarmers national board member and water

spokesperson Chris Allen, of Mid Canterbury, said the

prosperity of drier regions of New Zealand will

increasingly hinge on water security as the impacts of

climate change accelerated.

“I take this as asign we’re getting beyond the thinking

that water storage is code for irrigation for dairying

alone,’’ Mr Allen said.

‘‘Watersecurity is aboutfuture proofing the prosperity

of all sectors ofour regions.”

Cattle up

Beef cattle numbers

increased strongly in

2019, rising for the third

year in a row, while the

number of dairy cattle

dipped slightly, Stats NZ

says.

Provisional figures

from the 2019 agricultural

production survey

showed beef cattle numbersrose

5per cent, to 3.9

million inJune 2019.

Dairy cattle numbers

were almost unchanged

this year, down about

31,000 to 6.4 million.

Mr Baird said teams headed up

across four days; three days at

Erewhon and aday at Glenfalloch

to get as much done as

possible.

‘‘We are able to swing in to

action when needed, we are not in

it for the publicity, we just like

helping farmers,’’ he said.

Wairarapa Federated Farmers president William

Beetham said it was about water security and growth

enhancement for the entire community, not just

agriculture and horticulture.

“It’s sprung from arealisation that if we don’t have

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“Water storage and security is also crucial as back­up

when domestic supply in our towns is under strainduring

dry seasons. It’s also important for our environment –

with good storage we can lessen the need to take water

from our rivers in the summer low flow periods.”

Mr Beetham, who is on the governance group for the

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Farmers’ forums on soon

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The events, being held in February and

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Football trials lined up,

exciting season ahead

Darren Cavill

By Mick Jensen

Mid Canterbury’s top

football team will play at

its highest ever level this

season, and some high

quality games are

expected to be played in

Ashburton Domain.

The senior men’s

team won the Division 1

title in 2019, backing up

the previous season’s

success in Division 2.

This season they will

play in the Canterbury

Championship League,

the second highest tier

of regional amateur

football, with games

kicking­off from late

March.

Last year’s successful

team was a mix of

experience and some

young players, but Mid

Canterbury Football

development officer

Darren Cavill is keen to

see more young talent

stepping on to the pitch.

He said he’d love to

see six to eight players

under the age of 22 out

there and given a

chance, as opposed to

the two or three who

played regularly last

season.

‘‘You can’t underestimate

experience, but in

terms of youth development,

the senior team is

the level to aspire to.’’

He said although the

team had won the Division

1title, Mid Canterbury

Football had still

needed to apply and

then meet criteria to

make the step up the

footballing ladder.

The criteria included

having aclear path for

youth development,

supplying areferee and

two linesmen at home

games and anumber of

other requirements.

The senior team

could expect a tough

first up campaign, he

said, with the pace, skill

level and fitness of the

opposition a sizeable

step up.

This season senior

player and striker Luke

Martin will take on

player/coach duties,

with Cavill confirmed as

both the senior reserve

team and women’s rep

team coach.

The reserve team will

primarily feature

players under the age of

20, alongside some

older players and will

play in its own league on

Saturdays at 12.30pm,

ahead of senior team

matches which kick off

at 2.30pm.

Footballtrials for prospective

senior, senior

reserve and also Division

4 team players will be

held at Argyle Park on

January 30 at 6.30pm.

Anyone over the age

of 16 is welcome to the

trial and registration will

be followed bymatches.

Cavill says he hopes to

see 45 or more players

turn out for what is

shaping up to be an

exciting new season and

‘‘hopefully the best ever

for Mid Canterbury

football.’’

His full time football

development role also

sees him promote and

support the game in

schools and through the

Fun Kicks and First

Kicks tournaments,

which will once again

kick off in Term 2.

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Skills sharpened

at netball camp

When the 2020 netball

season rolls around, four

young Mid Canterbury

players could have afew

new tricks up their sleeves

thanks to three massive

days spent learning from

some of the best.

The Christchurch Netball

Centre ran its annual

Summer Camp at the Lincoln

University campus at

the weekend. It’saimed at

players aged between

Year10to12 and thisyear

Mid Canterbury had four

players in attendance –

Ashlein Lyttle, Jasmin Strawbridge,

Hayley Tallentire

and Taylor Shaw –

along with a couple of

coaches, Claire Tappin

and Natalie Shaw.

Lyttle and Shaw are

bothheading into Year 10

this year, while Strawbridge

and Tallentire were

part ofthe College Aside

which won last year’s Mid

Canterbury Netball premierone

title, and all four

made the most of the

opportunity, soaking up

everything that was on

offer.

The camp covered both

the physical and mental

side of the game, and

delved into other important

areas like wellness,

recovery and loading, and

ran from Friday through

until Sunday.

Mid Canterbury netballers (from left) Ashlein

Lyttle, Jasmin Strawbridge, Hayley Tallentire and

Taylor Shaw attended the summer camp at the

weekend.

Anumber ofbig names

were on hand to pass on

their knowledge. Specialist

guest coach Kerrianne

Farrelly originates from

Christchurch but has

spent anumber of years

coaching in Queensland,

including coaching the

Australian state’s under­

19 team and the USC

Thunder, and she is

regarded as one of

Queensland’s best coaches.

Last year’s Mainland

Beko national netball

leaguecoach Ronelle Van

Dongen, and her former

assistant who has now

taken over coaching the

side ­Ashburton’s Andrea

Cousins ­were also there

along with current Mainland

Tactix head coach

Marianne Delaney­

Hoshek, and former Tactix

coach Helen Mahon­

Stroud.

A couple of nonnetballers

were also

brought in, including current

Black Caps cricket

coach Gary Stead and

former Black Stick and

Olympian Shane Collins.

Players also had the

opportunity to have a

question and answer session

with current Tactix

players Jess Prosser and

Ellie Bird.

Reminder of drone rules

People operating drones in the

Ashburton District arebeingreminded

to observeCivil Aviation Authority

rules whentheytake to the skies, after

reportsofdrones flying too close to the

Ashburton Airport.

Civil AviationAuthority rules state

that drones must stay 4km awayfrom

all designated airports and helipads

unless the person has the required

CAAauthorisation andclearance from

theaerodrome operator.

Council chiefexecutive Hamish

Riachsaysdrones are agreat way to

capture aerialfootage and explore the

district,however they comewithsome

importantresponsibilities to ensure

people’s safety and privacy.

‘‘Wedon't wanttodiscourage

people fromusing thesetools,but we

justask that usersbeawareofwhere

they are and aren't allowedtofly their

drone. Airportsare obviously busy airspace

areas anditcan be very

dangerous to have dronesflying where

planes and other aircraftare

operating.’’

The AshburtonAirportislocated

just over5km outsideAshburton on

SeafieldRoadand is ownedbythe

council. People seeking to flywithin

theairport's 4km radius mustcontact

thecouncil for permission.

Droneusers are also encouragedto

check the council's OpenSpaces Bylaw

forrules around flying overparks and

reserves.Placesdrones are prohibited

include over cemeteries, camping

grounds,sports fields beingusedby

others andwithin50metres of any

playground or paddlingpool.

For more information on drone use

see theAshburton District Council

OpenSpaces Bylaw.


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• Spec Build Loan options available.

Why NBS?

• Decisions are made locally.

• Welive here, weknow the area, we have local knowledge.

• Relationship with local NBS staff.

• Wewill engage with your build project and make site visits.

House and Land

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RayWhiteAshburton 03 3078317 96TancredSt, PO Box443,Ashburton7700, NewZealand

rwashburton.co.nz

NBS Lending Criteria and Specific Terms &Conditions apply. Interest Free Build Loan available to owner occupied applicants only. NBS is not aregistered bank.

MidCanterburyReal Estate Limited Licensed REAA (2008)

Call David Jones 03 307 6381

e: david.j@nbs.co.nz

Jill Quaid

027 437 6755

Kim Miller

027 2368627

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21480

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Lubes WOF

Allmechanical repairs

TRIANGLE

GARAGE LTD

Victoria Street,

TheTriangle,Ashburton

Phone: (03) 308 6772

2247540

AMTax SolutionsLtd.

accounting •for small business

• Annual Accounts

• Tax Returns

• GST Returns

• CertifiedXeroAdvisor

Andrea Matthews

027415 9880

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L O GO

DESIGN

FROM

ONLY

$

150

PLUS

GST

P 03 308 7298

E mark@dpi.co.nz

dpi embroidme ashburton

2242118

Interior and Exterior Painting

FREE LEGAL HELP

Help in person by appointment

Thursday9.15am -1.45pm

Ph 0508 CANLAW

(0508 226 529) to makean

appointment.

Help by phone Infoline

03 371 3819 or 0508 226 529

215 Tancred Street,Ashburton

Need storage?

we CAN STORE it!

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self storage solution

Phone 307 0213

•185 Alford Forest Road •behind

2228977

2228967

JukeBox Hire

Weddings,21st,

PrivateFunctions

Sound Systems &Lighting Hire

Phone DJ Dave

03 308 5106

027 251 0015

www.soundmanagement.co.nz

2244002 2228976

PROFESSIONAL

PORTRAIT AND

COMMERCIAL

PHOTOGRAPHER

PICTURE FRAMING

GALLERY &STUDIO NOW OPEN

179WEST STREET

027310 6521

emmily@emmilyharmer.co.nz

www.emmilyharmer.co.nz

2228982

RESIDENTIAL &

COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS

Phone Quentin andPhil on

027282 8908 or 027282 8909

FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING

REQUIREMENTS, GIVE

Jann, Roselle or Karen acallon

308 7664

Interior Plastering

Wallpapering

We offer the following:

• Gutter and DownpipeCleaning • Weed Spraying

• Moss,Mould andLichen Spraying • Spider Proofing

• Gorse and BroomSpraying • FenceLineSpraying

• Chimney/Flue Cleaning $75 • Heat Pump Service$90

MENTION THIS AD WHEN BOOKING FOR A10% DISCOUNT

ON GUTTER AND DOWNPIPE CLEANING

Call Allan on 027 209 5026 an let us know howwecan help

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Astute Maintenance

Elite Service –Astute Prices

Handyman Services

Decks

Sheds

Renovations

Building

Rubbish Clearing

Fences

Repairs

Pergolas

PlanterBoxes

Raised Vege Gardens

Tiling

Call Vaughan 021 242 6419

Email: sales@astutemaintenance.co.nz

2241869

2247559

Solar powerwhenyou need it most

We are experts at installing solar

power systems for motorhomes.

• SOLAR PANELS • BATTERIES • DC MANAGEMENT

• CAMERAS • TV SATELLITE • PUMPS • REFRIGERATION

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Solar

&SUN POWERPLUS

South Island

4McGregorLaneAshburton

03 307 4777 -027 4423103

ashsolarpower@xtra.co.nz

aasolarsouthisland.co.nz

2247562

GREAT

RATES

PC Repairs, Set-up and Tutoring

Icome to youday or evening!

NewPCs

and Laptops

forsale

•PCRepairs/Sales •Networks/Servers

•Firewalls/Security •Spyware Clean-up •Training

20 YearsExperience Microso Cerfied Professional

NETWORKS FIREWALLS AND PCS LTD

Robin Johnstone 67 Aitken Street, Ashburton

P: 03 308 1440 C: 027 768 4058

robinbj@xtra.co.nz

2247572

4WD Diesel &ElectricScissorlifts

Rough terrain and electric lifts available

On site collection or deliveryavailable

Nowat6Range 403 West Street St,Riverside

PO Box 60, Ashburton 7740

Phone: 03 308 8155

Mobile: 0273 529909

Email:sales@nee.kiwi.nz

ALL THINGS CANVAS &PVC

*Awnings/Shadesails/Dropblinds*Auto seat covers &repairs

*Hay &bin covers *PVC covers &repairs

*Ute tonneau covers *Furnitureupholsteryrepairs

*Commercial

PHONE TRAVIS HOWDEN 027 922 4544

2229015

2228991

NOWEXCLUSIVEMID CANTERBURYSUPPLIERSOF

PARTSAND ACCESSORIES

19 J.B. Cullen Drive, Ashburton •Phone 307 8353

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FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING

REQUIREMENTS, GIVE

Jann, Roselle or Karen acallon

308 7664

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2244651

WILSONS

WINDSCREENS

WE WELCOME ZEK

FROM WINSTONES

TO JOIN OUR TEAM

We areyour one stop glass shop for

AUTO and HOUSE

REPAIR or REPLACE 152 Wills Street,

“Your placeorours”

2247569

Ashburton

Ph.308 8485

Professional quality cleaning

with apersonaltouch

• Commercial cleans

• Farmhouse cleans

• Carpetcleaning

• Builderscleans

• Windows

• Smallgardeningand maintenance jobs

• Wetravelwithin 1hourofAshburton

• 5% discount if paymentmade on dayofclean

Phone Jan-MareeorRichardParker

308 2405 or 027 341 7038 l www.happy-hoovers.co.nz

2228995

Ashburton, Rolleston &Christchurch

•Paving •Irrigation•Lawns

•Planting •Fences

•Pergolas•Waterfeatures

•Outdoor fires

•Raised planters

•Decks •Stonework

•Brick &blockwork

•Artificial grass andmore...

Email –Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz

Phone 0800 688365 /021 542402

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz

2229004

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

Diamond Painters and

Decorators Ltd

Qualityinterior and exterior

painting and decorating

• Wall papering • Airlessspraying

• Water blasting • Residential and small commercial

• Roof painting • Freenoobligation quotes

Gutterguardinstallation and gutter cleaning

2229026

2228964

Phone Duncan 027 370 2453 l Jeanette 027 318 5055

email: diamondpaintersdecorators@gmail.com

2228980

FOR ALL YOUR T-SHIRT PRINTING

NEEDS, phone Gasolo!

Clothing Brands Design

T-ShirtPrinting

Andmore...

9Hugh Street,Ashburton7700

027 953 5099

gasolos122007@gmail.com

LIV E

T O

PRINTED

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GASOLOSTSHIRT

BY

HAND

IN

HEAT PRESS &

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CANTERBURY

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O T H E R S

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FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING

REQUIREMENTS, GIVE

Jann, Roselle or Karen acallon

308 7664

“we clean to a

standard,

not aprice”

UNDER NEWAshburton

OWNERSHIP

Same exceptional CleaningServices

level of service

&quality cleaning

• regular full house cleans

• one off spring cleans

• farm houses

• builders cleans


100% LOCAL

03 307 2656

www.ashburtoncleaning.co.nz

2228962

VISIT OUR STORE AND GET A

TREATFOR YOUR PET

Always in stock:

• Birdaccessories,food &treats

• Rabbitand guinea pig food,bedding &treats

• Cat accessories,collars &treats

• Dog collars,leads,toys, accessories &treats

• Aquarian accessories &food

• Dog crates &cat crates

• Raw,fresh &frozenpet food

• All sorts of dried products

EVERYDAY

SPECIAL

Dog

Rolls

HAVE CASH

FOR PETFOOD

COWS AND

UNWANTED

STOCK

2for

$

12

(3kgeach)

“Come andsee our friendlystaffin-store today”

Phone (03) 307 8996

027 312 5756 l 99 Archibald Street,Tinwald

2247571

Forall your tyre requirements,

see the localexperts

•Wheel alignments

•Wheel balancing

197 Wills Street,Ashburton l www.neumannstyres.co.nz

Phone 03 308 6737 (24 hrs –after hours call out applies)

We service and repair all makes and models

of sewing machines and overlockers

Your local Bernina

service team

John Robbie Rachel

OPEN 7DAYS9.30am -4.30pm

Main South Road, Tinwald Ashburton | Phone 307 6277

www.anniesquilts.co.nz

2228988

2243993

PETER TAYLOR

B

S

UILDER

LTD

FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

• New homes • Alterations • Light commercial • Farm buildings

• General maintenance • Paths • Tiling

Fully qualified licensed building practitioner

No job toosmall! Phone Peteron:

308 7133 or 027 220 8257

taylorbuilt@xtra.co.nz

FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING

REQUIREMENTS, GIVE

Jann, Roselle or Karen acallon

308 7664

2237870

Buying or Selling?



RESIDENTIAL

LIFESTYLE

PROPERTY

MANAGEMENT

3D VIRTUAL

REALITY TOURS

308 6173

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LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

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deliveryservice

Anysizecylinderfilled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

Afamily of Crusader fans at Saturday’s game. (Photos:

ashburtononline)

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson at the Ashburton Showgrounds.

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.

ADVERTISING space available

in the next issue of The

Courier Newspaper. Call us

today 308 7664.

SELL

PEA STRAW Medium

Square Pea Straw bales for

Sale $40 a bale delivery

$10 per bale. Ph

02040233792

QUEEN Anne style table &

chairs $150, fridge $95,

microwave $75, single bed

complete $80, soccer table

game $30, reel mower $80.

Phone 021 160 3660.

SURPLUS vehicles for sale.

Nissan Navara 4WD ute.

Make great farm truck. New

wof. $3,000 ono. Camper

van, queen bed, awning,

storage $2,000. Phone

3072701.

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2245232

2245262

PERSONAL

QUIET 55 year old male

looking for friendship with

female of similar age, must

be down to earth and open

minded, must be working.

Genuine replies only, after

6pm. Texts OK. Phone or

text 021 079 8527.

LOOKING to earn extra

money, even while you’re

out walking? Delivery

people required. Phone

The Courier 308 7664.

WIN ENTERTAINMENT

FIREWOOD

TREES wanted suitable for

logging/firewood. 20 ton

digger for clean up. Phone

Shane James 027 611

3334.

GARAGE SALES

SATURDAY 25th, 121

George Street, Tinwald

8am to 2pm. Household

furniture, kitchen equipment,

garden tools, heaps

more. Everything must go.

acakefor your

special person with

Main South Rd, Tinwald. Phone 308 5774

Birthdays this week

Jhon Ruel Fuaso,24th January, aged 33

Keziah Harris, 26th January, aged 11

Karina Webb,28th January, aged 35

Congratulations to last weeks winner!

Seth Hosken

If youhave aspecial friend who youwould like to see

win acake,put their name in the BirthdayBooks at Sims

Bakery, Tinwald or Ashburton’sThe Courier,199 Burnett St.

N.B: Names forbirthdays next week

must be with us by 10.00am TUESDAY

ONLYONE ENTRYWILL BE SUBMITTED

INTOTHE DRAW PER NOMINEE

2247529

CROSSWORD

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8551

ACROSS

7. Event (12)

8. Season (6)

9. Gloomy (6)

10. Ambles (7)

12. Fashion (5)

15. Avarice(5)

16. Judgment (7)

18. Support (6)

20. Uprising (6)

22. Presume (4,1,7)

DOWN

1. Clergyman (8)

2. Tail (4)

3. Gem (7)

4. Room(5)

5. Upside-down (8)

6. Costly (4)

11. Pass (8)

13. Area (8)

14. Ground (7)

17. Cereal (5)

19. Ceremony (4)

21. Opinion(4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8551

ACROSS

7. Ashot to ease the suffering! (4,2,3,3). 8. Makes the

time three,about, when you tie up (6). 9. The tool, afile,

telephone about (6). 10. Do be inclined to fight (7). 12.

Threepence aquarter from the butcher’s?(5). 15. The viewpoint

of those who fish? (5). 16. If you cutyourself in the

kitchen, will itgive first aid? (7). 18. Quickly, before the

sun gets to it! (6). 20. Shoot, you fool! (6). 22. In which

the prisonerspoke throughthe grille? (7,5).

DOWN

1. Be dictated to anddismantle (4,4). 2. Curve, in the main

(4). 3. Not taken a-b-back by the slight! (7). 4. Obviously

frightened we will containthe strike (5). 5. Putoff the day

in France Dan’s worried about (8). 6. So standing he’s

huge (4). 11. It’s lucky Stalin ordered the mother to be

incarcerated (8). 13. Being there before the scene-shifter

(8). 14. Forecast again in various pages (7). 17. He’sgetting

anil return on his business (5). 19. Again silver is in

fashion (4). 21. Cut and harvest (4).

SUDOKU

VERYEASY No. 5203

6 7 4 9

4 5 8 1

9 8 3 2

9 6 2

6 2 5 7 9 4

3 1 7

2 9 5 3

1 8 2 7

5 8 4 1

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

3 7 6 8 9 5 2 1 4

4 9 1 3 2 6 5 7 8

2 8 5 7 4 1 9 6 3

7 1 9 6 3 8 4 5 2

5 2 3 4 1 9 7 8 6

8 6 4 2 5 7 1 3 9

6 4 2 5 7 3 8 9 1

1 3 7 9 8 2 6 4 5

9 5 8 1 6 4 3 2 7

Solution to previous crossword

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8550 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Drunkenness. 7, Plug. 8, Wrestler. 9,Feeler.

10, Desist. 12, Flower.15, Frugal.17, Anaconda. 19, Erin.

20, Inclination.

Down -1,Bungalow. 2,Skewer. 3,Intend. 4, Beat. 5,

Assess. 6, Delve. 11,Souvenir.13, Lentil. 14, Rancid. 15,

Fracas. 16, Alien. 18, Cock.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8550 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Might as well. 7, Tr-ot. 8, T-rain-ees. 9, Slates.

10, L-imp-et. 12, Madder.15, Scream. 17, Be-arable. 19,

Spin (rev.). 20, Saving grace.

Down -1,Agitated. 2, St-ates. 3, Assail (a sale). 4, Lean.

5, Fleece. 6, M-or-al. 11, Marks-man. 13, Aver-S-E. 14,

R-OB-ing.15, S-ledge. 16, A-L-I-ce. 18, Rave.

ContactJann Thompson 03 308 7664 jann.thompson@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Brendan Dooley- ComedyMagician

Fri 13th March Mayhem! –Kids Show at 4:30pm,

Cheeky, Quirky and Classy –Family Show at 6:30pm

Brendan Dooley is fast becoming the World’s

TopYoung Magician being described by the

New Zealand Press as “A new generation of

talent already snapping the heels of established

acts”. Recently receiving the New Zealand Top

Comedy Magician Award which makes him the

youngest ever to

receive it.

Open Hat

Night

TheLookofLove–Ali Harper

Thursday 19th March 7:30pm

Burt Bacharach’s hit songs have asound like

no other ...Poignant, atmospheric, beautiful.

Spend an evening with award winning Ali

Harper as she weaves through the Grammy

award winner’s extensive collection –Close To

You, Alfie, That’s What Friends Are For, Walk

On By,Anyone Who Had AHeart and more.

Tickets: Early Bird until 21st January $35*

Adult $45* /Senior $39* /Child $25*

BOOK

NOW

Tutus On Tour

For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Sat 14th March 6:30pm

This is atailor made programme for all ages.

Watch the dancers of RNZB perform some of

their favourite works inspired by the goddess of

the hunt and of the moon. With agreat line up

of dancers this is aballet not to be missed.

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

Seniors or groups of 6plus from $24.30* each

Menopause-TheMusical

Wed 18th April 7.30pm

The original New York and

Las Vegas hit Menopause The

Musical® returns to NZ! Four

Women at alingerie sale that

have nothing in common but a

black lace bra, memory loss,

night sweats, hot flushes and

more. Ahilarious show that will have you in fits of laughter.

All tickets $69.90*

03 307 2010 211A Wills Street, Ashburton 7700 admin@ateventcentre.co.nz *Service fees apply

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money? Why not sell your

unwanted items in The

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BUY ahome in Mid Canterbury

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Call us today on 308 7664.

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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 ...

Saturday25th January is MooreStreet Medical Centre,

MooreStreet.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 3066.

Sunday26th January is Sealy Street Medical Practice,

Sealy Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 1212.

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

FOR LEASE

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

FREE Tai Chi have a go

class, Monday 27th January,

9.00am -10.15am. St

John’s rooms opposite

Briscoes. All welcome, just

turn up. 027 498 7225.

BOARD &RESIDENCE

CHRISTCHURCH accommodation

available. Casual;

Mon-Fri preferred. $50

night, $160 for four nights.

Private double room with

ensuite. Own entrance. Offstreet

parking. Tea/coffee

facilities with fridge. Share

kitchen if required. On bus

route to Ara and hospital.

Phone 027 232 7571 or

email nelle.cas@gmail.com

SITUATIONS VACANT

ExportManufacturing

Opportunity

Ashford Handicrafts is the world leading

manufacturer of textile craftequipment.

Over the last 85 years we have sold in excess of

850,000 spinning wheels &weaving looms to over

40 countries.

Our reputation is based on delivering high quality,

dependable and innovativeproducts.

We operate in a continuous improvement

environment, use the latest woodworking

technology including aCNC 4-sider,lathe,optimiser

and 7routers and have ateam of 35 friendly and

committed staff.

If you enjoy working with machines or assembling

products and want to be part ofahigh performing

team, this is the job foryou.

Youwill need to have excellent attention todetail,

be quality-conscious, dexterous, flexible, motivated

and hardworking.

We are offering a permanent full time position

with competitive wages and are currently working

overtime.

Manufacturing and CNC experiencepreferred but all

training provided.

Applicants forthisposition shouldhave NZ residency

or avalid NZ work visa.

Please submit your CV with references to:

KerrinForster

AshfordHandicraftsLtd

PO Box474

Ashburton

accounts@ashford.co.nz

Applicationsclose Friday 31st January at 5.00pm

Office Administrator Position

Up to 10 hours per week

We are looking for a skilled person to carry

out clerical duties including: minute taking,

responding to inquiries from members, production

of newsletters, and annual reports, etc.

Theperson will have the followingattributes:

• strong computer skills

• ahighstandardofwritten andoral

communication

• confidenttoworkindependently

• respect forconfidentiality

• integrity

Foradetailed list of duties andrequirements,

please email hakaterepresbyterian@xtra.co.nz

Applications close: 5pm Monday,February3.

Hakatere PresbyterianParish, Ashburton

2247904

2249521

SITUATIONS VACANT

Selwynand Ashburton

DistrictLicensing

Commissioner

Selwyn District Council and Ashburton District Council share a District

Licensing Committee list todeal with alcohol licensing matters within both

districts.Anadditional Commissioner is currently being sought.

The Sale and Supply ofAlcohol Act requires Committee members tohave

experiencerelevant to alcohol licensing mattersbut excludes those who have

an actual or perceived connection with the alcohol industryand certainother

nominated occupations.

Commissioners are employed onapart time basis and remunerated in

accordancewiththe Act.

To find out more information or to

apply online visit the Ashburton or

Selwyn District Councilwebsites.

Applications close Sunday,26January

2020.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

DELIVERYPEOPLE

wanted

to deliver the AshburtonCourier

and Realtyevery Thursdayinthe

Ashburtonurban area.

Phone Leonie on

308 7664 or email

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2245841

2227764

0800 58 78 22

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401.

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available long or

short term at Ashburton

Storage Facilities. Contact

us on 027 436 2636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.co.nz

WANTED TO RENT

LOOKING for minimum two

bed house to rent for farm

worker with house-trained

dog. Long term. Will consider

all options. Phone

Lynda 027 335 2299.

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.

Property

Administration

Officer

Join the team who manage Ashburton District Council’s property portfolio.

In this role, youwillassist with lease and licensing documentswhilstbeing a

confident communicator with excellent computer skills.

To find out more about this vacancy

and what the Ashburton District

Council has to offer you -visit our

website.

Applications closeSunday,2February

2020.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

Nosh Café is centered in the heart of Ashford Village, built in 1915 the place

has an eccentric yet relaxed atmosphere. At Nosh we strive on providing fabulous

food with exceptional service 7 days a week.

We currently have two positions available within our busy cafe -

Barrista–Casual/PartTime Mustbequalified and willing to be involved in all areas

of the Cafewhen required.

Bar Manager/Café Extraordinaire –Full Time. Must have acurrent Bar

Manager’s Certificate and experience in all aspects of hospitality. You will be passionate

about working in aclean, tidy and pleasant atmosphere and will take pride in ensuring

the Café is running its best atall times, while ensuring our customers have an amazing

experience. Youmustbeconfident in dealing with customersand staff, be able to prioritise

day today cafe operations and assign employees to specific duties, maintain cafe safety

standardsand health regulations while maintaining apleasant and politeattitude.

If you are passionate about food and service, energetic, experienced and keen to

be a part of a small team, then we would like to hear from you.

Remuneration for both positions is by hourly rate that will be experienced based

and to be negotiated at interview stage.

All applications will be strictly confidential and can be forward to info@noshcafe.co.nz

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Nightfill

Team member

Mitre 10MEGA Ashburton has avacancy for a

Night fill team member. This position is for 15

hours per week Monday–Friday6pm –9pm.

The successful applicant will require these

attributes:

• Must be physically fit and as lifting is involved

• Able to work unsupervised

• Good computer skills

If you think this position is suitable to you,

please send your covering letter with your

C.V.to:

HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz or post to

Human Resources, P.O. Box35,

Ashburton7740.

Applications close on Tuesday 28th January 2020.

Salesperson

Bathroomdepartment

(Part-time)

Mitre10MEGAAshburtonhas avacancyfor

aSalesperson in their Bathroom department.

This position is Part-time Sundayand Monday

8hours per dayand would suit someone

looking forafew hours work and an interest in

home renovating or DIY.

Thesuccessful candidatewill requirethe

following skills:

• Retail experienceanadvantage

• Reliable

• Able to work in ateam environment.

• Physically fit and able to lift

• Passion forcustomer service

Please send your CV and covering letter to

HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz.

Applications close on Tuesday 28th January 2020.

Building Supplies

Truck Driver

(Full time)

Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton has avacancy

for aTruck Driver. This position is full time

(40 hours per week) Monday –Friday.

The role will include delivering building

materials/timber to site via truck with

Hi-ab, operating a forklift, loading and

unloading trucks, and moving stock from

our Inwards Goods department to the

MEGA Drive Thru.

The successful applicant will need the

following skills:

• Class 2licence and Forklift licence

• Hi-ab licence, and be confident in

unloading large timber packs and poles

• Basic computer skills

• Reliability

• Beable towork in ateam environment

and take direction

• Physically fit and able to lift

• Able to make good decisions and

adhere to all company policies and

procedures

If you have these skills we would like to

hear from you by sending your covering

letter and CV to:

HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz

Applications close on

Monday, January 27, 2020.

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SITUATIONS VACANT

Field Rep

Talley's Ashburton is seeking an Agronomist to plan, manageand execute crop

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 supported by the 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

• Customerservice and relationship management skills as wellasexcellent

interpersonalskillsallowing youtocommunicateeffectivelywithall growersand staff

• Agoodunderstanding of health and safety responsibilities and the abilitytoassist in

creating high awareness andcompliance with safe operating procedures is essential

We will offer youacompetitivesalary,including avehicle andanopportunity to

developyour career 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 applyinperson at our Guardhouse -

125 FairfieldRoad, RD2,Ashburton 7772.

Executive

Assistanttothe

Chief Executive

This opportunity will be perfect for acareer focused Executive Assistant who

thrivesinbusyenvironments and enjoys task diversity butwants to work foran

organisationwho putsthecommunity first.

To find outmoreaboutthisvacancyand

what the Ashburton District Council has

to offer you,gotoour website.

Applications close

Wednesday,29January 2020.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

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2247207

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Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker, 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

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152 1966.

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220 9997.

ELECTRICIAN

Experienced and qualified

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lights, plugs, sheds, kitchens

and bathrooms etc. Fast,

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Call Simon 021-576-044.

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

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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.

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pruning, fertilising, projects

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Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307 1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

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Specialising in

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Ashburton

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tracks, will hang drapes.

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020

4169 0342.

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contact Kelvin, KJB

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308 8989. SuperGold discount

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COMPUTER repairs, sales,

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1440 or 027 768 4058.

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HYDRAULICS; Martin

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic

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Stockists of Aero Quip

hoses &fittings, Commercial

hydraulics, Dynacool,

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9778.

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Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

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enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

PAINTER for all your painting

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friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PAINTING wallpapering,

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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.

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blocked drains. Phone

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing

on 027 555 5575 or 308

1248 (Master Plumbers &

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SEWING alterations - anything

considered, reasonable

rates. Smoke and pet

free home. Retired wedding

seamstress. Phone Judith

308 3084, Allenton.

ROOF COATINGS All roof

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Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not aproblem. Member

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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.

WROUGHT iron gates,

fences, hand-rails and

ornamental products. Many

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Minimum order 3kg. Large

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