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Speed merchant eyes NZ record

By Mick Jensen

Motorcycle speedster Phil Garrett is

aiming to travel at 100 metres per

second when he attempts to break

the national motorcycle land speed

record in Mid Canterbury next

month.

Garrett is aiming for 320kmh, the

equivalent of 200mph.

If he achieves it, he will enter the

record books again and also be

eligible to join the exclusive 200mph

Red Hat Club.

In 2005 Garrett and Flying Kiwi

team mate Glenn Hayward broke

the world and New Zealand land

speed record for 1000cc sidecars

over aflying kilometre.

Aspeed of 272 kmh (168mph)

was recorded on asection of

another Mid Canterbury rural road

near Pendarves.

Garrett said the April speed

record attempt has been along time

in the making and followed avisit to

the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah,

USA in 2008.

‘‘If you travel over 200mph on the

Bonneville Salt Flats they award you

ared hat, an exclusive club

membership coveted by many and

achieved by few.’’

The Englishman, who has been a

Christchurch resident for over 20

years, said there was unfinished

business from 2005 and he was keen

to see another record broken.

Two turbo bikes, one ridden by

Motorcycle man Phil Garrett alongside the two bikes that will be involved in the record attempt. (Euan

Cameron Photography)

Garrett, and another by former

Ashburton man Rob Small will

attempt to break the land speed

record.

Like the sidecar record attempt,

the bikes have been pretty much

built from scratch.

One features some input from

clever local engineers and has

planetary gears fitted inside the rear

wheel and also parts from aBMW

gearbox, which gives the bike 50 per

cent overdrive.

The other is a1985 750 Turbo

Kawasaki that is heavily modified

and now produces around 250hp at

the rear wheel.

Attempts to get to Bonneville

with the bikes have been thwarted

over the last few years by logistics,

strikes and bad weather, said

Garrett.

‘‘We decided to change the target

and to attempt the outright

motorcycle land speed record for

New Zealand instead.

‘‘The fastest anyone has gone

officially here is Johnny Hepburn

from Timaru who went 307kmh on

aBritten in 2000,’’ he said

Garrett has once again chosen a

long, straight Mid Canterbury back

road for his attempt and has applied

for all the necessary permits and

approvals. In 2005 he compiled 25

pages of logistical and health and

safety material to support his

attempt, and this time it’s risen to a

hefty 60 pages.

He has also once again received

strong support from the local

community, including Ashburton

Car Club, Ashburton Motorcycle

Club and local enthusiast Brendan

Price.

Garrett says he intends hosting a

meeting at the Pendarves Hall in

the coming weeks to thank the

community for its support and to

explain what he is aiming to achieve.

He did the same thing 15 years ago,

and also visited Chertsey School.

‘‘I realise this attempt is a

privilege for me and not aright. I

am very grateful for the opportunity

and the tremendous support I’ve

been given, including from local

landowners.’’

Garrett’s attempt at the land

speed record will be filmed by drone

and his supporters will be there to

cheer him on.

There will be other teams aiming

to break class records and Garrett

himself will also ride ahomebuilt

electric motorbike created by fellow

motorcycle builder Sytse Tacoma

that he hopes to take to over

160kmh and into the record books.

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Sparks over domain refit

Acontroversial plan to relocate

the Ashburton Bowling Club

could inspire Ashburton people

to have asay on a30­year

redevelopment for the

Ashburton Domain.

The plan is part of along­term

vision for the park, which is 156

years old and awell­used green

space in the town.

The Ashburton District

Council hopes people will

provide plenty of feedback and is

holding an open day near the

domain playground this

Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

Relocating the bowling club to

the picnic area off Elizabeth

Street is among the key features

of the plan. Moving the club’s

greens and buildings would

make space for acentral hub for

information, activities and

maybe acuppa, and would be a

starting point for people visiting

the domain.

Other key features include a

new access point off Walnut

Avenue(as aresult of traffic

lights planned for the Walnut

Avenue/West Street

intersection) and moving

Cr Stuart Wilson

council’s parks and open space

depot out of the domain.

Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown

said the changes proposed

addressed almost every facet of

the domain and how it connected

to the town’s civic centre.

He urged domain users and

others to have their say and

submit feedback by April 5.

More than 20 proposals are

outlined in the draft document.

These include creating the

central hub, relocating the

children's paddling pool closer to

the playground and upgrading

the play equipment and

developing aseries of heritage

and botanical trails.

Councillors adopted the draft

redevelopment plan last week,

but three strongly opposed

moving the bowling club and

wanted the plan redesigned with

the club staying put before going

out for consultation.

The other six councillors said

the plan should go out as it was

and any redesign influenced by

people’s submissions. There

were bound to be many.

Cr Stuart Wilson said he was

totally opposed to relocating the

bowling green and clubrooms

and by leaving it in the draft

plan, people might think council

approved its relocation.

Cr Angus McKay said people

power had reversed plans to

move the water feature on East

Street and the same could

happen with the bowling club.

Council’s open spaces planner

Bert Hofmans said not moving

the club would mean arework of

the plan and more delay. The

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land concerned was at the heart

of the domain and specialist

landscape architects had

suggested it be used for acentral

hub.

The previous council put off

making adecision on the domain

redevelopment because it would

be anewly­elected team bringing

the project to fruition.

Mr Hofmans said if the

bowling club was to stay at its

current location, another site for

the central hub would need to be

found.

Cr Diane Rawlinson said the

unloved aviary could make way

for the hub, instead of the

bowling club.

Deputy mayor Liz McMillan

said the proposed plan was a

30­year vision for the green

space and alittle controversy

might help the number of

submissions.

Full details of the proposals

are outlined in the Ashburton

Domain Development Plan

consultation document, which is

available to view on the council

website ashburtondc.govt.nz/

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Bowlers defend 125­year connection to park

By Linda Clarke

Ashburton Bowling Club

president Jo Ryk says a30­year

plan to redevelop the Ashburton

Domain can be tweaked to leave

the bowling club where it is.

The club has a125­year

history at the domain and is keen

to remain; its 90 members agree.

The landscape architects who

prepared the $10.6 million

longterm plan say the club’s

greens and buildings are the

heart of the domain space and

should be relocated, making way

for acentral information hub.

Mr Ryk said he will fight to

stay, though he is worried

council could simply lock the

doors and kick them out without

compensation in 2028, when the

bowling club’s lease on the land

they have developed over many

decades expires.

He estimates it will cost $2m

to relocate ­money that the club

does not have and that has not

been allowed for in council’s

redevelopment budget.

The new hub could be built on

land currently occupied by the

Bowls has ahistorical connection to the Ashburton Domain,

says Jo Ryk.

ageing and unloved aviary, or on

land that will be freed up when

the parks department moves, or

on land beside the children’s

play area, he says.

There are plenty of other

options, other than on the land

used by the bowling club.

Mr Ryk said the club would be

holding its own open day on

Saturday, at the same time as

council, so people could find out

more about the club and its

hopes for the future.

The immaculate greens and

buildings are kept spick and span

by volunteers. The playing

season runs from mid­

September until the end of April

and on playing days the rinks are

full.

He says visitors to the domain

often wander in if the gate is

open and recently he introduced

10 excited tourists from India to

the game by letting them bowl on

the lawn surface.

The club is regarded as one of

the most picturesque in the

district and its clubhouse is

adorned with history.

Certificates of achievement

cover walls and tresses and its

trophy cabinet contains

silverware going back to the turn

of the century.

Mr Ryk says it is ahistory that

would be hard to transplant,

given the time, energy and

money already invested by

members over more than 100

years.

The club and its members will

be making submissions during

the consultation phase of the

domain plan.

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No Christmas in the Park

Speed limit changes are ahot topic.

Huge feedback

on speed laws

Mid Canterbury people

are jumping at the

chance to point to

dangerous roads and

high­accident spots as

part of the Ashburton

District Council’s

speed limit review.

About 150 people

had made submissions

with aweek to go

before feedback closes

on Sunday.

Schools and their

parent communities

have been among those

to seek lower speed

limits outside primary

and secondary schools,

for the safety of their

children. One

suggested Ashburton

adopt an American

concept of school

speed zones, which

made traffic travel at

30kmh at busy drop off

and pick up times.

The speed limit

review seeks to lower

speeds on the outskirts

of urban areas, where

the population has

grown. Lower limits are

also proposed in some

subdivisions. Not all

submitters have

approved the lower

limits, some saying the

roads needed to be

better to accommodate

faster limits.

The Clearwater

Hutholders Association,

in its submission,

was in favour of

reducing speed on

Double Hill Run Road,

Ensors Road, Hakatere

Heron Road and

Hakatere Potts Road

from 100kmh to

80kmh, and reducing

the speed limit to

50kmh alongside Lake

Camp on Hakatere

Potts Road.

‘‘We would also like

to see the speed

reduced on Mt

Possession Street to

20kmh as the area is

becoming more

populated.’’

The Rakaia

Community

Association said it

agreed with speed limit

changes proposed for

Rakaia and asked for

more speed limit signs

to be put up.

‘‘And of course we

would like to support

council to continue

with pushing NZTA to

do something about a

safe way for our people

crossing State Highway

1onfoot or bike.’’

Council staff will

process the

submissions by March

28, with ahearing and

deliberations on April

2. Afinal decision is

expected by May 21,

with changes from July.

Plan change sees

11 submissions

An application by tourist

business Farmers Corner

to change the Ashburton

District plan to allow the

business to expand has

attracted 11 submissions.

Farmers Corner owner

Peter Huang is seeking to

replace the existing Rural

Bzoning at Longbeach

Road corner, where the

business operates, to a

new ruraltourism zone.

The submissions will be

published on the

Ashburton District

Council’s websitesoon

and will be followed by a

second phase of

consultation ­people with

an interest greater than

the general public will

then have 10 working days

to lodge further

submissions.

The privateplan

change application will be

decided by an independent

commissioner.

Mr Huang plans to

expand the complex to

include accommodation

and day trips, to

encourage some of the

100,000 tourists who visit

the existing retail store

each year to stay and

spend more money in the

wider community.

Farmers Corner started

out its business life as a

small tearooms in

Ashburton’s CBD, near

the clock tower, in 1985; it

was attracting up to 20

tourist buses aday before

relocating to Longbeach

Road corner in 2004.

If the plan change

proceeds smoothly, the

whole new, expanded

facility could be up and

running by the summer of

2021.

There will be no AshburtonChristmas in

the Park thisyear,with the organising

committee deciding to take abreakfor

2020.

Organising committee memberCarmen

Lye said it had been atough decision to

make. The event had been run by asmall

committee of volunteers and financed by

local churches, groups and businesses for

the past seven years, underthe Ashburton

Christian Ministers’ Association.

Christmas in the Park had outgrown its

current situation and each year more money

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Multiples meet up in domain

AMid Canterbury Multiples Meet­Up in

the Ashburton Domain at the weekend,

instigated by Ashburton mum of one­yearold

twins Kate Anderson, saw six sets of

twins turn out for the event.

It was organised to coincide with the

start of Multiple Births Awareness Week

and was supported by Multiples Canterbury.

Among those to attend was Ms Anderson

and her fraternal twins, Methven’s Kirsty

Saxon editor of Multiples New Zealand

magazine Multiple Matters and mum to sixyear­old

twins as well as an eight­year­old

daughter, and Mayfield’s Clare Walkerwith

four­month­old twins and a22­month­old

daughter.

Ms Walker, herself a twin, has a twin

brotherwho lives on the West Coast, and an

older sister who has aset of twins.

She said compared to having just the one

child at atime, this time round itwas more

testing with two babies, however she had

great support from within the community.

The neighbours had rallied and given

meals and support to help adjust to the

newborns in the house.

And because there was another young

child in the house, Ms Walker and her

partnerwere eligible for home help funding.

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the house ordoing the washing, she said.

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Friends up for trek challenge

By Mick Jensen

Four friends, all with strong Mid

Canterbury farming roots, are set

to tackle asix­day, 191km charity

walk in Northland.

Mandy Hurst, Jude O’Connor,

Julie Livesey and Denise Davidson

depart from Te Paki on

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Farewell lunch before branch wind up

The Ashburton branch of Save the

Children will officially wind up next

month and volunteers had afarewell

luncheon at the Hotel Ashburton

last week to commemorate their

work.

The branch, which has had around

80 members in its history, including

longest current serving volunteers

Jean Wragg and Fay Hunt and many

volunteers who have since passed,

has had apresence in the district for

more than 60 years. The oldest

serving current volunteer is 95 year

old Dot Font.

Among those at the luncheon was

volunteer member Jeanette Seaton

whose involvement with the branch

spanned back to the late­1980s.

Miss Seaton, also astalwart with

the Girls Brigade, was given a

Community Service Award in 1999

for her work with Save the Children,

her church and the Girls Brigade.

She was invited to attend by pastpresident

Elizabeth Harper, who

went on to become aDame due to

her tireless work for the organisation.

In fact many of the volunteers

at the luncheon, including president

Save The Children Ashburton branch volunteers Moira Macleod,

Mary Smith, Liz Quaid, Shirley McCrea, Elaine Foster, Phyl Ellis and

Jeanette Seaton at the branch farewell luncheon.

Liz Quaid, were involved with Save

the Children because of Dame

Harper.

Miss Seaton, along with members

of the Girls Brigade, had helped with

street collections over the years and

the organisation was on her radar to

help out once she retired.

She worked in an accountant’s

firm and, after being approached by

then­Mrs Harper, took on the role of

treasurer which would last for more

than 20 years.

Miss Seaton got the accounts on

computer and later helped transfer

the information to Wellington where

most of the accounts were paid from

after coding in Ashburton.

She also helped out working in the

Save the Children shop, which used

to be on Tancred Street in Ashburton

before it closed, selling avariety

of souvenirs and an extensive array

of knitted goods, as well as crafts

sent from Wellington head office.

It was a“quite successful” general

store and as aresult was one of the

last in the country to close after they

were deemed unviable nationwide.

She also attended some “very

interesting” national conferences

and “made many friends throughout

New Zealand through conferences

in Wellington.”

Miss Seaton said the winding up

of the Ashburton branch would

mean the end of alocal connection

to the national organisation.

She always enjoyed the camaraderie

from the group; meeting to

discuss ideas for fundraising locally

and then setting about implementing

them.

The Ashburton branch has helped

fundraise for many global causes

including knitting wool peggy

squares for rugs sent to children in

Uganda, story books for Fijian

school children, clothing for children

in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, as

well as funds to Southern Sudan and

head office in Wellington.

And most recently children in

Bangladesh where the organisation

has helped protect nearly 135,000

children from harm, supported more

than 136,000 children in times of

crisis, provided more than 900,000

children with ahealthy start in life,

supported more than 322,000 parents

to provide for their children’s

basic needs and given 44,443 children

vital nourishment.

But the branch also helped in the

Ashburton district too, giving to

organisations such as the Salvation

Army, Birthright, St Vincent de Paul

and Women’s Refuge.

“I am sad to see our Save the

Children (branch) has gone,” Miss

Seaton said, although work nationwide

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Welcome mat stays

Money for CAB

Ashburton District Councillors John

Falloon and Leen Braam don’t have

warm thoughts about their early days

in the district.

Cr Braam came from Amsterdam

and Cr Falloon from Waimate; both

said it was tough to break into the

community those decades ago.

Cr Braam said family in the area

helped him resettle and Cr Falloon

said his family found new networks

through schools their children

attended.

Their views last week on council

providing $100,000 for aWelcoming

Communities programme differed

though, with Cr Braam in support

and Cr Falloon not so keen.

The programme has been run as a

trial in Ashburton for three years,

jointly funded by council and

Immigration New Zealand. Its aim is

to encourage newcomers, migrants

or Kiwis who have moved here for

work, to stay.

Mid Canterbury desperately needs

people for jobs it can’t fill and has

low unemployment.

Council was asked by strategy and

policy manager Toni Durham to

show civic leadership and continue to

fund the position. The current

Welcoming Communities adviser

would also have arole helping Safer

Mid Canterbury provide Refugee

Resettlement Services to several

families from Afghanistan who will

move here later this year.

Mrs Durham said Welcoming

Communities was about helping

communities support newcomers,

whether they were born overseas or

Former Ashburton mayor Donna Favel, MP for Rangitata Andrew

Falloon and Labour MP Jo Luxton at the Welcoming Communities

launch in 2018.

had moved from Auckland.

The number of new people

bouncing out of town had decreased

over the past few years, she said, and

she hoped the programme had

helped.

Cr Falloon said council had been

backed into acorner by Government,

who had co­funded the programme

then pulled out, even though the

programme had been deemed a

success and was being rolled out

elsewhere in the country.

He said any good employer should

be doing their part to help new

workers settle, including showing

them where community services and

facilities were.

Mayor Neil Brown and deputy

mayor Liz McMillan led praise for

the programme, which has been

included in the budget for the next

financial year.

‘‘The work that happens here is

good work. Unemployment is 2per

cent and employers say they struggle

to get staff. Where do they come

from? Overseas,’’ Mr Brown said.

‘‘We need them and they fill agap.

Welcoming Communities is an

important part of making migrants

feel welcome and helping them to

stay.’’

Ms McMillan said 30 years ago,

neighbours might have dropped in to

newcomers’ homes with casseroles,

but times had changed.

Ashburton would survive, while

other small regional towns stagnated,

if it did not embrace super diversity

and create jobs not just temporary

labour, for newcomers, she said.

With money in the

bank, Community

House manager

John Driscoll is on

the hunt for aparttime

co­ordinator to

set up Ashburton’s

new Citizens Advice

Bureau (CAB).

Ashburton

District Council

granted seed

funding of $48,394

at its meeting last

week and Mr

Driscoll

immediately began thinking about

finding aco­ordinator and

volunteers that will staff the CAB,

which will be set up in Community

House. He already has four

people who want to join the

volunteer staff; he needs 16 to

meet national CAB guidelines.

Mr Driscoll said efforts now

and over the next few months

would be to train the volunteers

and set up aphysical base at

Community House that would be

accredited by the national CAB.

Then it could open for business.

Council will fund it to the tune

of $15,000 ayear after it is

established.

People wanting to visit the CAB

will go to Community House.

Space just inside the entrance way

has been tagged and will include a

sound­proof area for confidential

conversations.

The CAB will provide quality,

John Driscoll

independent and

up­to­date

information and

advice and

Ashburton will be

one of 80 locations

around the country.

Volunteers will

have access to a

national database of

information and an

online community

directory. Advice is

free.

Council provided

the seeding money

of $48,394 on the proviso that the

CAB include visitor information

for a12­month trial period. There

is no longer an iSITE in

Ashburton, though tourist

information is available at the

library and Somerset Grocer;

Experience Mid Canterbury

provides online information.

Visitor and tourists numbers

would be monitored at the CAB

to see who was using it and inform

future decisions.

Deputy mayor Liz McMillan

said Community House was a

logical place for the CAB and the

new Ashburton CAB would be a

fantastic asset for the community.

She said most tourists or visitors

would get on their phones before

visiting and do some basic

searching. ‘‘The CAB will connect

some of our elderly people and

computer­illiterate people to get

more information out there.’’

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Lion Foundation trustee Alister Lilley checks out anew overhead projector in Room 4at

Netherby School with teacher Jordyn Love and Year 2students.

Lion money welcomed

Over $250,000 has been given

to local groups and causes in

the latest funding round from

the Ashburton Trust and Lion

Foundation regional grants

committee.

Funds go to sports groups,

schools and other community

groups.

Allenton Sports Club

receives $20,000 towards the

purchase of awalk­behind aerator,

while Borough School gets

$45,000 for tables, stools, televisions,

sphero kits and outdoor

seating.

Ashburton Youth Cafe

Charitable Trust gets $15,000

for rent, rates and insurance

and Birthright has been given

$28,027 towards rent, parking

and field officer salary costs.

Mid Canterbury Netball

receives $60,000 for centre

manager wages and other costs,

and Tinwald School gets

$27,806 for iPads, cases and

chromebooks.

Netherby School receives

$22,950 towards replacement

overhead projectors, which

replace old technology that is

10 years old.

School principal Phil

Wheeler said all seven classrooms,

plus the hall and asoon

to be refurbished meeting room

now had new projectors.

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connectivity and would be used

for most lessons and for abig

chunk of the school day.

He said the school was grateful

for the trust funding, which

over the past five years totalled

around $100,000 and had

allowed the purchase of other

technology equipment, chairs, a

lawnmower and other items.

Other recipients in the latest

funding round were Hampstead

Rugby & Allsports Club

($18,377), Lions Club of Ashburton

Charitable Trust

($3527), Phoenix Preschool

($6329) and Staveley Hall

Society ($7000).

Traffic lights, weigh station

on agenda for NZTA meeting

Worries about traffic lights at

Tinwald and aheavy vehicle

weigh station will be aired

when Ashburton District

Councillors meetwith NZ

TransportAgencystaff in

Ashburton next week.

Councillors are not sure

Government moneytagged for

traffic lights on StateHighway

1atLagmhor Road in Tinwald

will be spent at the right

location, and they also have

concerns about roadsafety if

NZTA builds aweigh station

between the RakaiaRiver

bridgeand the overbridgeon

the northernside of the river.

MayorNeil Brown said

NZTA director Jim Harland

and ateam from the agency

would be meetingwith

councillors and councilstaff to

exchangeinformationabout

the two traffic projects.

He said athird project,

traffic lights at the intersection

of StateHighway 1and West

Street, was readytoroll and

work could be under way soon.

Mr Brown said council

would be able to ask how the

weigh stationwould operate

safely, with trucks pulling into

and out of the station on abusy

but short stretch of road.

Councillors were concerned

at the potentialfor crashes that

would blockthe Rakaia bridge;

they have held off making a

decision on an easement of

land that NZTA need for

signage.

‘‘They have to sell us their

vision.they believe it is safe

and they will show us how it is

going to be safe.’’

Councillors will also be keen

to hear the casefor lights at

Lagmhor Road,assome

believe it is not the right

location. Grahams Road, 300m

south,has also been suggested.

‘‘Where they think it should

go and where some local

people think they should go are

two different locations.’’

MrBrownsaid lights at

Tinwald might help ease

congestion on the highway.

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New sound system

Ashburton District Councillors will

have no trouble having theirviews

heard and recordedafter approving

the expenditure of $86,000 for a

newsound systemfor the council

chamber.The old system has

individual microphones that light

up to signal whentheywantto

speak but it hasbeen

malfunctioning. Thenew system

will be movedinto thenew civic

building whenitisconstructed.The

old ones will be offered forsale.

Balmoral Hall

BalmoralHall willbeassessed

for attention next year. Thehall was

called adisgrace by Ashburton

District CouncillorLynette Lovett

recently and councilstaffsaid they

wouldbelooking for somefunds if

the buildingwas to continuetobe

used. The toilet andkitchenareas

were priorities.

Rubbish

Community rubbish receptacles

in ruralholiday spots, likeLake

Camp andthe Rangitata Huts, are

to be fitted with metal bars to

prevent people dumping large

itemsinthem.AshburtonDistrict

Council staff havefoundlarge items

likerecliner chairsand wardrobes

in them.

Elderly housing

Ten of theAshburton District

Council’s113 flats for elderly

peoplewillremain empty because it

is noteconomic to renovate themto

the newnational standards

required by landlords. Council

currently spends $185,000 ayear on

redecoratingflats,usually when

tenants leave.CrAngusMcKay

saiditwasconcerningcouncil was

closinghouses because it couldnot

rentthem outbecause of

Parliament’snewrules. Staffare

preparing areport.

Software for EANC

Around $120,000 has been set

aside in the EA NetworkCentre’s

budget for anew softwaresystem

thatwill be easierfor staff and

customers. The currentsoftware,

Gladstone,isnolonger being

improved by the developer but

other new technology is available

thatwill allowfor customerselfserviceand

better integrationwith

council’s own reporting software.

Fees rise

Annual licence feesfor

hairdressers, funeral directorsand

camping grounds will risefrom

$130to $150next financial year.

Permits forhawkers and itinerant

tradersrise from$54 to $100, and

annuallicences for non­food stalls

from$54 to $80.

Scarecrows back

Scarecrowswill onceagain

be popping up in and

around Methven in the

April school holidays.

Scarecrow Trail

organisers havechosen a

Disney characterstheme

and areencouraging

scarecrow makers to

register and confirm

entries beforeMarch 27.

Thetrailhas been held

for anumber of years and

is popular with families in

the holidays.

Trail maps will be

available from the

Methven I­siteand all

money raised will go to

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for new art exhibition

Artist Melissa Macleod is using fresh sea

air ‘‘trapped’’ in bags at Wakanui Beach

for an exhibition that opens at Ashburton

Art Gallery tomorrow night.

The solo exhibition, called The Trappings

of Ghosts, features 48 large bags of

air displayed on aframework made by

the artist.

The aim of the project was to bring

the coastal air of Wakanui to inland

Ashburton, said Miss Macleod, who is

an inter­disciplinary artist.

She felt astrong connection with the

sea and had used sea water and sand in

previous projects.

Her recent works had examined issues

surrounding the Eastern Christchurch

community where she lives, and

addressed the marginalization of the

area, and responded to environmental

impacts.

Last year Miss Macleod’s artwork

featuring sand from New Brighton won

the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award

and the winner’s prize included the

opportunity to have asolo exhibition at

Ashburton Art Gallery.

Miss Mcleod said trapping air in bags

at Wakanui Beach had been a ‘‘challenge’’

at times and the installation

process had taken her three days.

The bags used to collect the air had a

ethereal, ghost­like feel about them and

many hours had been spent measuring

and hand cutting the framing.

She said she wanted the public to walk

around the installation and to be ‘‘in

amongst it’’.

The Trappings of Ghosts runs concurrently

with the Zonta Ashburton Female

Art Award2020 exhibition and is on until

April 19.

Council exploring back up

for Methven water supply

Boil water notices for Methven might be a

thing of the past, if the Ashburton District

Council strikes it lucky and hits groundwater

for an alternative source for its

drinking water scheme.

Council is planning to spend up to

$240,000drilling an exploratorywell to find

water that will feed the scheme when its

main source is dirty after heavy rainfall.

If water is found, another $1 million will

need to be spent developing the bore. If no

water is found, a new $4.5m water

treatment facility might be back on the

cards. The Methven scheme has about

1000 connections.

The Ashburton council is like other local

bodies around the country facing big costs

of bringing community drinking water

schemes up to new standards imposed

after the Havelock North water contamination

event.

Methven sources its water from an

infiltration gallery near the Ashburton

River and after abig rainfall event,itoften

does not meet protozoal compliance, even

after treatment. There have been seven

boil water notices issued since June, 2017 ­

the longest for 10 days.

Deputy mayor Liz McMillan lives in

Methven and is one of those tired of

dealing with boil water notices.

The notices can happen at any time of

the year, when the town is full of tourists,

or not.

She spreads the word locally and then

shares the boil water notice on Facebook;

that is usually accompanied by aslew of

negative comments.

A lot of time and effort goes into

spreading the word, she said, and even

then not everybody gets the message.

“It’s not just acouple of days that you

have to boil the jug if you want adrink of

water. Something needs to be done.’’

Cr Angus McKay asked if council had

considered another intake from the Ashburton

River at Pudding Hill, but staff said

water taken there would have the same

issues following arainfall event.

Deep groundwater would not be similarlyaffected

and could be used as bridging

or emergency source until water from the

main intake was compliant again.

Assets manager Andrew Guthrie said

Methven’s existing treatment plant could

not be improved to address the issue.

He said boil water notices might fulfil

council’s current obligations to scheme

users, but might not be acceptable to the

new national water regulator being set up.

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Family Notices

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

DUNCAN, Julia AnnElizabeth,

on 1st March 2020, peacefully

at Terrace View Retirement

Village, Ashburton with her

family by her side. Aged 80

years. Dearly lovedwifeofthe

late Peter, much loved mother

and mother in lawofBrent and

Kelley,Malcolm and Ann, Nigel

and Lorraine. Loving nana of

Trent, Matthew, and Jessica,

and great nana of all her great

grandchildren. Messages

to the Duncan family c/- P

O Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

A celebration of Julia’s life

will be held at Our Chapel,

cnr East & Cox Streets,

Ashburton on Wednesday

March 4th, commencing at

2.00pm.

EDE, Maurice Edgar, on 29

February 2020 at Rosebank

Resthome, Ashburton, aged

86 years. Much loved and

devoted husband of Beverley

for 59 years. Loved father

and father in law of Nigel

and Sharron, Shona and

John Schofield, and Deborah

and Craig Halliday. Dearly

loved grandad of Amanda

and Fraser Pichon, Michael

Ede, Kelly and Brad Olsen,

Matthew and Christeena

Schofield, Jessica Halliday,

Logan and LauraHalliday, and

loved great pop to Scarlett

Olsen, Bella Ede, the late Jack

Pichon, Emily Pichon, and

Connor Halliday. Messages to

the Edefamily c/- POBox472,

Ashburton 7740.

Followed byprivate

cremation at the Ashburton

Crematorium.

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OWERS, Margaret Louise:

(Marg): On February 28,

2020, suddenly at Coldstream,

Lifecare, Ashburton, aged

88 years. Dearly loved wife

of the late Tom and much

loved mother of Julian

Kershaw. Messages to 4/272

Wills Street, Ashburton 7700.

Special thank you tothe staff

at Cameron Court Resthome

and Coldstream Lifecare for

their loving care ofMargaret.

At Margaret’s request aprivate

cremation has been held.

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REID, Marion (Marie), on

March 3rd, 2020. Passed

away peacefully atAshburton,

aged 94 years. Dearly loved

wife ofthe late Jock.

THOMSON, Gilian Elizabeth:

(nee Pearce): On February 25,

2020 at Ashburton Hospital.

Aged 71 years. Dearly loved

mother and mother in law of

Brendon and Jo and Tracey

and Mike. Loved nan of Scott,

and gran ofChris, Samantha,

and Timothy and very close

friend of Blair.Loved sister and

sister in lawofthe late Russell,

and Margaret, Rodney and

Dawn and twin sister of the

late Marilyn. Aloved Aunt of

all her nieces and nephews.

Messages to C/- Tracey

Thomson, R D 2, Ashburton

7772. Special thank you toall

who were involved with caring

for Gilian over the past two

years. A service celebrating

Gilian’s lifehas been held.

Paterson’s

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Much

loved mother and mother in

law ofCarole and John Hunt,

Sheena and Lewis Buchan, and

Bob and Barbara Reid. Loved

grandma and great grandma

of all her grandchildren

and great grandchildren.

Messages to the Reid family

c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton

7740. Aservice tocelebrate

Marie’s life will be held at Our

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Followed byaprivate family

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Leonie on 308 7664

or call into199 Burnett Street.

Supporting the community

96 Tancred Street,Ashburton. Phone 307 8317

TRAINOR, Alfred Roydon

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and Ian. Grandfather and

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Valerie Twining, Beverley and

the late Clifford Reid, Wyvern

(Sandy), Newall and Evelyn,

Denise and Stan Wybrow,

the late Wilma and Michael

Grant, Ava-Joy and Trevor

Dougherty. Messages to the

Trainor family, POBox 472,

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Ready to deal with virus

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown says

the district’s businesses could soon

feel the impact of coronavirus as

supply chains that rely on imported

product from China are disrupted.

He said the Ashburton District

Council was keeping awatching

brief on the economic and health

impacts of the disease, which is now

widespread outside mainland

China.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

said on Tuesday that the

Government had extended the

travel ban on foreigners arriving

from China and Iran by another

week, until March 10, while those

arriving from northern Italy or

South Korea are asked to selfisolate

for 14 days.

Worldwide there have been

more than 90,000 confirmed cases,

with more than 3000 deaths.

Mr Brown said he and other

Canterbury mayors had been

briefed by the Canterbury District

Health Board, who was ready and

able to deal with any cases of

COVID­19.

The message was keep calm, and

carry on, he said.

Mr Brown said he had not heard

from Mid Canterbury businesses

who were struggling because of the

virus, either through staff not able

to return to the country, or product

delayed or unable to be exported.

Some medicines were also made in

China.

Government has said it will help

businesses that are impacted.

Anotice about coronavirus on the door of an Ashburton business.

Mr Brown was unsure if the virus

would impact those travelling to

the Sister Cities conference in

Ashburton at the end of April.

Invitations had been sent to people

in China, where Ashburton and

other New Zealand towns

maintained sister city relationships.

Mid Canterbury schools are also

keeping their school communities

up to date with coronavirus

precautions.

District health board chief

executive David Meates said

Christchurch Hospital had 11

negative pressure rooms to care for

people with infectious diseases.

He said that for most people

COVID­19 was amild illness and

people could safely be cared for at

home. Those who needed hospital

care were generally older and had

other health problems.

It was important to keep things

in perspective, he said.

Christchurch Hospital admitted an

additional 50 people aday during

the peak of winter flu season; there

had been just one isolated case of

COVID­19 in New Zealand.

Symptoms include acough, fever

and breathing difficulties. The

dedicated Healthline number is

0800 358 5453.

Estee tops Pacifica list

Ashburton College

student Estee

Aiolupotea was

recognised as topfemale

scholar in Canterburyat

theSpac Pac Pacifica

academic awardsin

Christchurchthisweek.

College principal Ross

Preecesaid two other

students from the school,

Joseph Collinsand

Easterlin Faamausili,

were also recognised.

They are all Samoan.

Theceremony, heldat

thenew Shirley Boysand

Avonside Girlscomplex,

is heldannuallyto

acknowledge thebest of

Pacifica leadershipand

academic performance

withinCanterbury

Top Pacifica students (from left) Easterlin

Faamausili, Joseph Collins and Estee

Aiolupotea.

Schools. To be

nominated, students

needaminimumofa

merit endorsement in

NCEALevel2.

Estee wastop female

scholarwith69

excellence credits.She

plans to study lawinthe

future.

It is thesecond time in

fouryearsthat

AshburtonCollege had

captured the title.

Cricket festival postponed

The Mid Canterbury

schools Year 5 and 6

cricket festival was postponed

by wet weather to

next Wednesday, March

11.

Mid Canterbury Cricket

tournament organiser

Garfield Charles said he

was still looking forward

to seeing the 16 boys’

teams and 10 girls’ teams

that had entered.

The day was about fun

and enjoying the cricketing

experience.

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Print workshop at

Society of Arts

Mixed media artist and printmaker

Ben Reid will host atwo­day

workshop in Ashburton at the end of

the month. The artist has aparticular

interest in the fragile relationship

that New Zealanders have with the

natural environment and takes

inspiration from awide range of

subjects, including animals and

endangered species, and Victorian

wallpaper patterns. At the workshop

he will work with artists to help them

transform their ideas and materials

on to their own ‘‘master print’’. The

workshop will be held at Short Street

studio on March 28 and March 29. It

runs from 9.30am until 4pm on both

days and costs $100. Contact

Ashburton Society of Arts(

ashsocart@gmail.com) for more

information.

Mid Canterbury Choir

performs Messiah

Handel’s well known and much

performed Oratorio the Messiah will

be performed by the Mid Canterbury

Choir and special guests at aconcert

in Ashburton on April 5.

International concert organist

Martin Setchell will lead the

performance as musical director and

he will be supported by Sylvia

Watson as deputy musical director.

The concert will also include organist

John Wells (Auckland), soloist

soprano Sarah­Jane Rennie

(Christchurch), mezzo Claire Barton

(Dunedin), tenor Lachlan Craig

(Auckland) and bass Malcolm Leitch

(Christchurch). Since its first

performance in Dublin in April 1742,

Messiah has been sung by choirs

around the world. It’s most

recognised chorus is Hallelujah. The

2pm concert will be held at St

Stephen’s Anglican Church. Tickets

are available from choir members or

at the door.

Meters to vanish

The Ashburton District

Council couldtry to sell

someofits old parking

metersafterthey are

removed as part of the

CBD revamp.

About $60,000 willbe

spent on new electronic

sensors thatwillalert

parking wardensoftime

restriction breaches.

Wardens willalso be able

to issue infringement

noticesfor vehicles with

expiredwarrantsoffitness

or registration.

Meter money receipts

are budgeted to reduce

from$30,000 to $10,000in

the next financial year,

reflecting the replacement

of the stand­alone meters

with sensors as the CBD

revitalisation continues.

Strategy and compliance

groupmanager Jane

Donaldson said the old

meters were well past their

use­by date.The meter

headswere frequently

beingbought back to the

officebywardensbecause

coinswerejammed in the

mechanism.

Staff hadtouse pliersto

pull out the money.

She saidthe old meters

couldbeofferedfor sale, if

therewas amarket; there

was little hopeoffinding

buyers forthe decommissioned

pay and display

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IDEA Services Ashburton staff and

the people they support enjoyed a

Grease­themed night of music and

dancing recently.

William Glassey and his Koru

Flat hosted the night, which was

based on William’s love ofcars and

movies.

Grease the movie was screened

and members of the local rock and

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The dancers brought along three

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lot of attention.

The hall at the flat was decorated,

aGrease car themed photo booth

was set up and, in the styleofanold

movie night, everyone was served

drinks and popcorn before settling

down to watch the movie.

Earthquake talk in Methven

Members of the public are invited to a

talk in Methven about how an Alpine

Fault magnitude eight (AF8) earthquake

event might affect the region.

It is part ofanational roadshow titled

The Science Beneath Our Feet and is

being hosted by AF8 (a partnership of all

the Emergency Management Groups in

the South Island) and the Ashburton

District Council.

The talk is on at the Mt Hutt

Memorial Hall, in Methven on Thursday,

March 26, from 7pm.

It will be led by leading Alpine Fault

scientist Professor Tom Wilson, of University

of Canterbury.

‘‘While we can’t predict when earthquakes

will occur, scientific research has

shown that the alpine fault has ahistory

of generating regular, large earthquakes.

The next event is likely to occur within

the lifetime of most of us, or our young

people, for whom this is likely to have

major short and long­term impacts.’’

Junior football

Mid Canterbury Football

Clubiscalling for teams to get

names in for the upcoming

junior grade season.

Grades for local football

includeFirst Kicks, FunKicks,

the Super League, Championship

and Premiership.

Both First Kicks (4­6 year

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Students from the college

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the farm as part of their

education for the past 23

years.

However changes on

the farm, owned by the

Wilkinson Family, will

see the relationship draw

to aclose.

Agri Learn tutors

Allan Ramsay and Lisa

Cormack teach the

students practical skills

during the year.

Mr Ramsay said it was

likely around 760

students had been

involved in an agriculture

experience on Higham

Farm over the years.

Many have gone on to

have careers in agriculture

and at least one

ended up as a full­time

employee on Higham

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During their final visit,

the students learned the

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excited about being able

to do it as their level of

proficiency increases.

Among their new

skills, students learned

how to move the sheep,

relax them enough to

check their teeth to

ascertain age, drench

(with water) and simulate

vaccination, how to

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ewes and smaller lambs

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such as fencing knots,

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between vaccination and

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Studentswho continue

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animal husbandry with

identification of unwell

stock, checking and

reporting on livestock

just as they would inthe

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Ashburton College

agriculture head of

department Stephen

Millichamp was grateful

for the students on­farm

opportunity at Higham

Farm, which was initially

set up by the late­Arthur

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by the Wilkinson family.

It was invaluable

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But now the hunt was

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New boost to ECan delivery team

Environment Canterbury’s

(ECan) Ashburton zone delivery

team has been boosted with the

arrival oftwo new resource management

officers.

Nicola McDougall and Amy

McIlraith, who joined the team

late last year, have come from

different backgrounds but are

eager touse their knowledge and

skills togive advice and education

to consent holders in the region.

Nicola, along­term Ashburton

resident, is making a change of

career after more than 20 years

working in the insurance industry.

“I want to continue to be ableto

support people through this role,

and tobuild new connections in

my communitythrough adifferent

customer base than I’m used to,”

she says.

Amy, originally from North

Canterbury, is a recent Canterbury

University graduate, studying

chemistry. Before finishing

her science degree she majored in

soil science atLincoln University.

“With soil science, you get to

look at the bigpicture,” Amysays.

“I loved that, as well as the

environmental focus that Lincoln

had, which prompted me to apply

for this role.’’

Abig part of the role involves

monitoring consents and making

Nicola McDougall and Amy McIlraith have joined ECan’s

Ashburton zone delivery team.

sure people are following them.

In the July 2018 to June 2019

period, more than 1,400 consents

were monitored in the Ashburton

zone.

Amy says it’s important ECan

has people available to monitor

high­risk consents, to ensure the

activities aren’t having any

unforeseen negative impacts on

the environment.

“We also need to be able to put

processes inplace to make sure

any impacts are mitigated or

stopped.”

Ashburton Zone delivery lead

Janine Holland says having Amy

Fonterra confirm price

Fonterra Co­operative reaffirmed

its forecast Farmgate Milk

Price range at $7.00­7.60 per

kgMS and its forecast full­year

underlying earnings guidance of

15­25 cents per share. Forecast

milk collections for the 2020

season have dropped from 1,530

million kgMS to 1,515 million

kgMS.

Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell

says the co­operative remains

confident in its forecast Farmgate

Milk Price range and was

maintaining its underlying earnings

guidance of 15­25 cents per

share despite current market

conditions as aresult of coronavirus.

“The momentum we saw in

the first three months of the

financial year has continued, and

as we approach the interim

results our underlying earnings

are tracking well. However,

given the potential significant

risks that could arise from

coronavirus in the second half,

we are taking a prudent

approach and maintaining our

full­year forecast earnings range.

“The current situation is very

fluid and uncertain. However, we

have already contracted ahigh

percentage of our 2020 financial

year’s milk supply and this is

helping us manage the impact of

coronavirus. Our Greater China

team are working hard to keep

our operations running as

smoothly as possible. Without

them this would not have been

possible and I want to thank

them for their efforts.

“There has been aslow­down

in processing of containers at

ports and we are managing the

flow of our product into China

carefully to avoid congestion.

Currently, our product is continuing

to be cleared by customs

and quarantine officials. In

China, people continue to face

movement restrictions due to the

outbreak. This means many restaurants

and food outlets are

closed, which is having amajor

impact on the operations of our

Foodservice customers. Our

sales teams are working with

these customers to help them

where they can.’’

and Nicola onher team will boost

the local capacity to help consent

holders with compliance issues.

“Our zone delivery model

means that we are closer tothe

people inour zone,” Janine says.

“We live and work in the Ashburton

region and can provide advice

on best practice and how to meet

consent conditions.”

It’s being part of asmall team

on the ground which makes the

role special.

Both Amy and Nicole agree the

role involves alot ofrelationship

building and customer interaction.

Scholarships

Katelyn Hogg and Laura Brown

(pictured) have been awarded Agri

Training scholarships; Katelyn, the

Elite Scholarship and Laura, the

Future Leader’s Scholarship.

The scholarships were presented

to the women last week by Agri

Training education centre director

Matt Jones.

Both women are completing a

Diploma in Agriculture at the

centre, based at Winchmore, and

had demonstrated leadership

qualities which showed they were

passionate, innovative and

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Buyers outfor bargains

More than 400 bargain hunters swarmed

the AshburtonRacecourse to find the best

buys at the Pakeke Lions market and

garage sale at the weekend, helping raise

over $14,000 for the community.

President Noel Lowe said sales were

brisk with agood clearance bynoon. ‘‘We

had atremendous response to the event as

people knew what they wanted as they

rushed in the door.’’

He said the club was very pleased with

the proceeds, whichwill help fund charities

including the purchase of an audio visual

unit for St John training rooms.

Customers were pleased with their

bargains and the variety ofgood quality

china, tools, kitchen utensils, craft, furniture,

produce and cakes on hand.

The club has been running these

marketsfor over 35 years.‘‘We are amazed

at its popularity. It just keeps growing each

year as people downsize houses or move

into retirement villages. We have been

collectingstockfor months and storing it as

people realise they can support agood

cause disposing oftheir surplus furniture

and general items.’’

Mr Lowe said the club was grateful for

the support from donors.

The club will be running another market

sale at the racecourse onFriday to clear

remaining stock.

Prices are heavily reduced and the

bargains get under way at 4pm.

Handbags needed

Donations of new, or

excellent quality handbags

are needed to support a

fundraising event thatwill

benefittwo local charities.

Aglitzy andglamorous

eveningfor the ladies

calledHandbags &

Gladrags willbeheldon

May 15 at the MSA.

It willfeatureahandbag

auction, silentauction,

raffles and entertainment.

Proceeds from the event

willsupport CanBead, a

charityrun throughthe

CanInspire Charitable

Trust to providebeading

therapyfor peopleduring

difficult times,and White

Ribbon,whichpromotes a

campaignthat aimstoend

violence towards women.

Handbagfillerssuch as

chocolates,beauty

products, toiletries and

vouchers are also needed

for thefundraiser.

CanInspire national coordinatorKylie

Curwood

saidthe event would

feature ‘‘a bit of extra

spark’’ this year.

Handbags &Gladrags

was agreatgirls night out

and sheencouraged

workmates and friends to

comealong to enjoy it.

Organisers of the Handbags &Gladrags

fundraiser (from left) Kylie Curwood and Sheree

Kershaw with some donated handbags.

There would be bubbles

and acheeseboard on

arrivaland tablesofsix.

Ashburton Family

Violence co­ordinator

ShereeKershawsaid the

event was away to show

support for two

organisationsthatdid

valuable workinthe local

community.

DonationstoHandbags

&Gladrags canbe

dropped off at receptionat

Community House Mid

Canterbury.

Forticketscontact Kylie

Curwood (021265 5405)

or ShereeKershaw(027

296 1305).

Tina Turner tribute show

Afull stage production brimming with

TinaTurnerhits fromthe1960s, 70s, 80s

and 90s is coming to Ashburton on

March 22.

The electrifying concert experience

features the powerful, raspy vocals of

Soweto­bornactress and singerCaroline

Borole, complete with band, brass

section, backing vocalists and dancers .

The tribute show will feature the

energetic rock and soul hits that made

Tina Turner one of the 20th century’s

biggest names inmusic.

Hits will include Simply the Best,

What’s Love Got to Do With It, River

Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary,

Nutbush City Limits, We Don’t Need

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HOME &GARDEN

Garden results

The Ashburton Horticultural

Society have released

the addresses ofproperties

whichearned Certificates of

Merit in their annual gardencompetitionlast

month.

The annual competition,

judged from the street, saw

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Autumn garden planning

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Rambling roses can now be pruned.

Vegetables

By now, cooler areas may have had atouch

of frost, but in all regions carrots, being coldtolerant,

can be left in the ground until

August.

Lettuce can be sown from now until early

April in gardens with suitable conditions for

growing them during winter.

Select hardy types and grow them under

cloches or in large pots on asunny porch.

Autumn­sown lettuces need well drained

soil, rich in compost.

Onions can be sown now to stand over

winter, and autumn sowing is best in the

South for the likes of Pukekohe Long

Keeper. Select an open, sunny place, adding

well­rotted compost.

Onions do well in well­limed soils.

Runner beans will produce until frosted.

Covering them at night will help delay the

inevitable and if basil and other tender herbs

and vegetables are grown nearby, alarge

frost cloth can cover the entire area to

prolong harvesting.

Regular watering or liquid manure

applications will ensure the maximum bean

crop, as will picking them as soon as they are

ready to eat.

Small is definitely beautiful in this case

and avoids the unpleasant stringiness that

puts many people off these nutritious

vegetables.

Flowers

This is the month to plant bulbs for spring

displays.

Making excellent companions for daffodils

are old fashioned, sweet­scented red­brown

wallflowers planted beside alate flowering

variety of daffodil.

Purple violas also look good with late

flowering daffodils.

Southern gardeners have it over their

northern counterparts when it comes to

tulips, for these hardy bulbs prefer winters

that chill them thoroughly, and they are

intolerant of humid conditions.

They like asunny spot and can be left for

years, although lifting them when the foliage

dies down is recommended.

Careful selection of varieties will give tulip

flowers over alonger period. Crocus corms

and Iris reticulata are seen better if planted

along the edges of paths, while glory­of­thesnow

(Chionodoxa luciliae), snowdrops

(Galanthus) and bluebells (Hyacinthoides)

are good for rose beds or used to cover bare

ground under trees.

Rambling roses will have completed their

flowering season and can now be pruned.

If there is plenty of new growth at ground

level, cut off old branches that have borne

flowers. If new growth is scant, simply

remove worn or diseased wood and cut back

faded flower trusses and seed hips.

Aliberal dressing of compost or

commercial rose fertiliser will encourage

fresh growth next season.

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Lawn grass seed will still germinate in

most areas if sown this month or next.

Fruit

Tomatoes grown outdoors may need

covering at night as aprecaution against

frost. Reduce watering to encourage the crop

to ripen before hard frosts kill the plants or

ruin unripened fruit.

Remove any leaves shading the fruit

clusters and pinch out the vigorous side

shoots which can appear at this time of year.

Glasshouse tomatoes should be given the

same treatment to keep them fruiting as long

as possible.

City festival on

Five garden designers,

nine schools, acollaboration

of 32 community gardens

and a range of top

chefs, scientists and garden

experts are anticipating

Christchurch’s new

homegrown garden festival,

Grow OTautahi.

The event, on at the

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens from March 20

to 22, will also feature a

range of free activities and

events.

The homegrown garden

festival designed specifically

for the Garden City is

a creative and environmentally

aware event that

draws on the best ideas

from the local community,

schools, garden designers,

scientists, food gatherers

and top chefs.

Festival director Sandi

MacRae said there should

be something for everyone

at the inaugural event

including family events,

food events and gardening

events.

“We’re creating anew,

homegrown garden festival

that will really have

something for everyone in

the Garden City.

‘‘We aim to reflect the

newest and most

innovative ideas in

gardening, sustainability,

science, cooking and community

trends.’’

Visitors will also learn

about sustainable gardening,

production and culinary

practices from those

in the know.


Working bees planned

to spark Neighbours Day

Mid Canterbury TimeBank co-ordinator Kate

White (left), Hakatere Multicultural Council coordinator

Adi Avnit and Neighbourhood Support

co-ordinator Christine Richards are ready for

Neighbours Day.

Neighbours Day2020 is set

to spark the district's community

spirit right on

March 28, thanks to anew

working beeinyourneighbourhood

initiative.

The Mid Canterbury

Neighbours Day Committee,

with people from the

Ashburton District Council's

Welcoming Communities

programme,

Hakatere Multicultural

Council, Neighbourhood

Support and Mid Canterbury

TimeBank, are promoting

working bees to

foster connections, build

community morale and

raise awareness of local

community groups.

Schools, groups and

clubs who participate in

the district­wide initiative

will not onlybegiving back

to their community, but

will go intothe drawtowin

aDominos Pizza delivery

for their event. Photos of

their event will also get

them into the draw.

‘‘Working Bee inYour

Neighbourhood is awonderful

opportunity to make

new friends and be

involved insomething that

will benefit our localfacilities,’’

Ashburton District

Mayor Neil Brown said.

Five working bee projects

are already proposed

at Community House,

Hinds School,Our Lady of

the Snows Methven, Netherby

School and Allenton

School. Projects are set to

include garden plantings,

sanding and painting,

weeding and general tidying

and repair work.

The Neighbours Day

Committee willbeencouraging

their members, staff

and stakeholders to rollup

their sleeves and take part

in the working bees.

This includes businesses

who featured in the Ashburton

District Council's

Welcoming Workplaces

video series: ACL, Subway

Ashburton, ANZCO, Talley's

and Rakaia Island

Dairies, aswell ascouncil

staff,TimeBankers,Neighbourhood

Support and

Hakatere Multicultural

Council's Newcomers Network.

Working bee locations

will nominate someone

fromtheir groupororganisation

that will coordinate

the event, incollaboration

with the Neighbours

Day Committee.

Some clubs may incorporate

ahave agoelement to

their event as well.

To learn moreabout the

working bees in various

neighbourhoods, people

are encouraged tovisit the

Welcoming Communities ­

Ashburton District Facebook

page over coming

weeks. Lists ofregistered

organisations will be promoted

on the Facebook

page.

To register a school,

club or group withthe Mid

Canterbury Neighbours

Day Committee, contact

any of the co­ordinators,

email Janice.McKay@adc.

govt.nzorvisit tinyurl.com/

MidCanterburyNeighbours2020.

Teaching that

changes lives

Geraldine bowlers signed acontract last week for an all-weather green.

Photo supplied

Artificial turf deal penned

The Geraldine Bowling Club has fundraised

$270,000for an all­weather green.

Members of the club signed adeal

last week for the work to get under way

in August, ready for the start of the new

bowling season in October.

Club secretary Joanne Mitchell said

the construction of an all­weather green

was abig achievement and would mean

the artificial turf would be in use year

round.

Led by president John Roberts, the

club has been busy fundraising over the

past year, and also sourced funds from

the Community Trust of Mid &South

Canterbury,the Southern Trustand the

Geraldine Lions.

‘‘We also received abequest from a

past member and alarge anonymous

donation from aperson connected to

Geraldine who has a strong family

association with the game of lawn

bowls.’’

Mrs Mitchell said there had been

plenty of cancellations in past seasons

because of weather conditions when

members could only play on a lawn

surface.

‘‘The artificial turf will allow the game

of bowls to be enjoyed by our members

and visitors the whole year round and

will encourage an increase in the

number of membersjoiningusfrom our

growing older population inGeraldine

in particular.’’

Schools and businesses often use the

club’s facilities for team building or

social events.

‘‘Our club members are always availabletocoach

and encourageaninterest

in the sport. The age groups who use

our facilities includes the very young to

the very old, from morning to night

hours.’’

Mrs Mitchell said the president’s

efforts, foresight and perseverance had

been key to the success of the project.

Tiger Turf will do the contracting work.

The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards

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Teaching that benefits children and young

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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 5

5March 2020

Message From ThePrincipal

Athletics Events and Volunteer Support

The month of February seemed toflyby. We

have had the usual round of Term One activities

including Athletics Prelims and Finals. Last week

the Finals were heldinthe Domain with selection

for the Aoraki Athletic Championships being a

goal from thisevent, aside from College titles.

Iamalways encouraged by the level of endeavour

that goes into these championships by the

competitors and Iwould also like to acknowledge many ofour longterm

serving volunteers who have been part ofthis event for many

years. Wecould not run the day without them and clearly they enjoy

beingpartofthe process.

Congratulations to those who have been selected for the Aoraki

Athletics Championships.

BoardofTrustees

Also last week we had our first Board ofTrustees meeting for the

year. Jeremy Savage was re-elected as Board Chair and Tony Gilbert

re-elected asDeputy Chair. The focus of the meeting was about the

analysis of the outcomes of our 2019 Annual Plan and also finalising

our goals for2020. We aremost fortunate to have averycapable Board

who understandtheir governanceroleand alsorepresentour ethnically

diversecommunity.

sPACIFICally PACIFIC Supreme Academic Awards

This week we had the Pacific Supreme Academic Awards which were

hosted at the new complex ofShirley Boys’ and Avonside Girls’ High

Schools. The attendance and numbers ofstudents who have gained

MeritorExcellence at NCEALevel 2has grownsignificantly just in the last

four years Ihavebeen attending the Awards.

A minimum of Merit Endorsement at Level 2 is needed just to be

nominated. Congratulations are given to our nominees this year,

Joseph Collins and Estee Aiolupotea. Iwould also like to acknowledge

the efforts of our College staff and the Pasifikaparents in improving our

academic results. Last year aHomeworkClub wascreatedspecificallyto

support our Pasifika students. This was organised by one of our Board

of Trustee members, Ana Fakataha, and grew in popularity throughout

the year. Weweredelightedwith our 92% passrate forPasifikastudents

at NCEA Level 1. Congratulations to all those students involved in this

programme.

‘Mates and Dates’

At Year 12 level we have again welcomed back the YMCA who run a

programme called ‘Mates and Dates’. Itisaprogramme about consent

and keeping each other safe, and it confronts some issues that all our

teenagers face. This is an excellentprogrammeand ranverysuccessfully

last year. Itismade up of five one-hour lessons,with all students in Year

12 involved.

COVID-19

Therehas been lots of media coverage about COVID-19. If an outbreak

does happen in New Zealand then we are very much guided bythe

recommendations of both the Ministry of Health and Ministry of

Education.

NewEnrolments

During February wehave had nearly twenty new enrolments spread

across all year levels. Mywelcome tothese new students, and their

whānau and caregivers.

Kind regards.

Ross Preece

Principal •Tumuaki

Information

Transition DepartmentNews

Liaison Visits

Various tertiary institutions and community groups visit the College

during our Year 13 Ako time (Wednesdays, Period 4) to share

information with students about courses and programmestheyoffer.

Year 12 students are welcome to attend also, but need toregister their

names at theTransitionOfficebeforethe visit.

The following visitsremain scheduledfor Term One:

18 March OtagoPolytech

25 March AraInstitute

01 April OtagoUniversity

08 April CanterburyUniversity

29 April(Term 2) Lincoln University

06 May Victoria University

Information

Career Coaching at College forStudents

Students can receive personalised coaching from our College Careers

Co-ordinator, KarenEll,wherever theyare at in theirtransition process

-regardless of whether theyhave‘noidea, someideas,orlots of ideas!’

Possible Pathways

Different pathways are right for

different people and so suitable

pathways for your teenager may

include:

• employment

• self-employment

• job shadowing

• work experiences

• trade training

• self-developmentcourses

• armed forces

• polytechnic

• university

• overseas exchange

• gap year

• other

Discussion Topics

Topics for discussion to support

your teenager in creating

stepping-stones towards their

preferred futuremightbe:

• career direction

• subjectchoices

• course applications

• industryconnections

• employabilityskills

• lifeexperiences

• job searchstrategies

• cover letters and curriculumvitae

• interviewskills

• voluntaryorpaid work

• entrepreneurial skills

• other

Professional Advice

Karen has aGraduate Diploma inCareer Development and experience

in career coaching for high school, trades academy, military, polytechnic,

university and private consultancy. She isaprofessional member ofthe

Career Development Association ofNew Zealand (CDANZ) sothe advice

youreceivewill be impartial and confidential.

AppointmentBookings

Karen is available for appointments before/during/after school (at flexible

times)onMondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

To book, students can -either: leave amessage inthe Transition Room

(T12); phone/text on027 777 8941; or email ek@ashcoll.school.nz with

requestand preferredday or time.

Parents, caregivers and/or whanau are welcome tomake contact and be

part of meetings with theirstudent.

Questions,Feedback and Suggestions

If youhaveany questions aboutthe services we offer

feedback/feedforward comments,orsuggestions for relevant events,

then pleasefeelfreetocontact us! Thank you.

(Pictured above): Careers Co-ordinator Karen Ell talks with Year 13 student

Irish Bernarte, explaining the new In-Zone Careers search and information

facilityand options foraccessing up-to-date data.

AshDance2020

AshColl’s DanceShowcase

•All stylesofDance –fromBallettoHip Hop

•Class groups, Cultural groups, Solo performances

Performance night: Thursday19March, 7:00pm,

College Auditorium.

Tickets: $3.00

Available nowfromthe CollegeOffice.

AshburtonCollege Netball

ThreeAdditional Coaches and

Managers Required

Duetopleasingly highnumbers of Collegestudentschoosing to playfor

the CollegeClub we have players forten teams.

Wehave Coaches and Managers forseven of theseteams

and arenow looking forCoachesand Managers

forthree of the Year 9and 10 teams.

Coaches and Managersarewell-supportedwithin the Club

and thereare coaching programmes available forCoaches,

and forManagers,through Mid Canterbury Netball.

If youcan help,please contactKaren Burrowes –

karen_burrowes@bnz.co.nz

Before or during Monday09March.

Phoenix Magazine 2019

An update forthose who have ordered and paid

forthe Phoenix Magazine.

This time,the magazine covers Term Four of 2018and all of 2019.Fromhere

forwarditwill coverthe full year andbedelivered/available forcollection by

families in Term One of the following year.

The current magazine will be available bythe end ofthis term, Term One,

andfamilies will be advised accordingly re collection or delivery.

Further orders could be takencurrently-$25 percopy

To order:Pleasecontactthe CollegeOffice-308 4193,

or info@ashcoll.school.nz

ScienceTourFundraising

Thetour group would love your support,ifyou arefreetotakeparton

Saturday evening.

Events

Heritage Centre Visit forYear13

Students of English

As partoftheir English programmeand visual text studyof‘JojoRabbit’, the

anti-hate satirefilm by TaikaWaititi, Year 13 studentsofEnglish took in the

Children’s Holocaust Memorial at the Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage

Centre on Friday28February.

MaxReeves,theVisitors' Programmes Co-ordinator, challengedthe students

to take acriticalview of the exhibitionintermsofhow it is presented, andits

relevance todayasanexhibitioninAshburton.

Theexhibitionhighlights the loss of innocent Jewish childrenatthe hands

of the NAZIs by displaying1.5 million buttons in astair format, each button

representativeofthe loss of achild’s life.

Theexhibitionchallenges theviewer to considerthe lossofinnocenceand

the scale of the horrors of the Holocaust bybeginning the display with

an orderly display of buttons in small metal boxes. The individuality of

each unique button is then deliberately lost amongst the more disorderly

arranged buttons in taller metalboxes, the tallestof whichare unabletobe

viewed as theyreachtowardsthe ceiling.

(Pictured right, front and back):

RobCorbett and Henry Chapmanat

partofthe buttondisplay.

Maxthen took the students through

aquestion and answersession

gathering-intheir understanding of

themes the exhibition presented,as

well as the intended audienceand

howthe message could reach different

peopleindifferentways.

Theexhibitioncan be viewed through

to 26 April2020.


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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 5

5March 2020

Congratulations

AshburtonCollege Athletics Finals

Finals Daytook placeonThursday 27 February, in the AshburtonDomain.

Head of SportRon Carlson said thatthe athletics finalsday wasquiteideal.

Being warm with high cloud meant our students did not overheat ortire

quickly. There were close to 300 students vying for individual titles, grade

champions and potentially to perform well enough to compete for the

College at the Aoraki Athletics in mid-March. Therewerenorecordsbroken

this year.

Competitors took to their events with great enthusiasm and some very

good racing,and competitivenatures were on display, rightthrough to the

final relay atthe end of the day. Some of the Houses did struggle to have

competitors in anumber of events,however the points forthe Houses at the

endofthe daywerereasonably close,ascan be seen below.

Current House Points

At the conclusion of the athletic sports were:

Blue House 33:56; Green House 30.85;

Orange House 28.79; Red House 26.80.

Thank youtoexternal helpers -

As always, weappreciate the help on the day from personnel outside

of College. This is invaluable to the smooth running of the day and to

avoiding higher numbers of teaching staff out of classes. Thisyear we had

some very easily-recognisable helpers: Chris Buckland, Mary Buckland,

Dave Christensen, Trevor Cochrane, Peter Fougere, Greg Jones, Brian Lynn,

BruceWelsh.

2020 Grade Champions are:

Under 19 Boys: Joint Champions –Flynn Mackenzie/Kyle Cabangun

JointRunners-up –Zac Woolf/Kalen Tait

Under 19 Girls: Champion –PoppyKilworth

JointRunners-up –Jaimee Chute/Hannah O’Reilly/Sophie Adams

Under 16 Boys: JointChampions –Matthew Hopkins/Matthew Pearce

Runner Up –Jack Wood

Under 16 Girls: Champion –Lusungu Mbambo

JointRunners-up –Molly Jones/Julia Herrmann

Under 15 Boys: Champion –Chris Angus Runner Up –WilliamFifita

Under 15 Girls: Champion –LauraWinchester Runner Up –Jessie Pitney

Under 14 Boys: Champion–Regan Lilley

JointRunners up –Elliott Ward/SonnyMcMillan

Under 14 Girls: Champion –AngelSpooner Runner Up –Bryanna Scott

(Pictured): Some of the title-winners in action.

(Pictured above):

Flynn Mackenzie leading

the 400m charge,while

(right) PoppyKilworth

heads the 100m sprint.

(Pictured below, clockwise):

Under 16 Girls’Champion

Lusungu Mbambo in the

Long Jump,under the

watchful eyeof

BruceWelch;

Matthew Pearce leading the

400m; and Kyle Cabangun

leading his event.

Staff HouseVolleyball

With all staff except the Principal allocated toaHouse, aspart offurther

extending competition, College, last year, instigated aStaff House points

competition.

The plan this year is to extend this to three competitions, with the first

having been at lunchtime on Friday 21February. Badminton isscheduled

forTermThree with the hope thatadatecan be found foranother sport, in

Term Two.

Staff House Volleyball wasaliveand well,with aserious draw undertaken in

the staffroom at staff briefing, witnessed by all in attendance! In the playoff

round Redscoredawin over Orange,while Green House overtook Blue

House.

(Pictured above): Andrew Shepherd for Red House looks to keep

the ball in play while, supporting (clockwise from back left) are

Rachel Donaldson, LivvySheehan,SarahLassen(StaffHeadofRedHouse)and

Vaughan Matheson.

Red House wasawardedthe win on atechnicalityoverGreen House!

Equestrian: CanterburySchools’

Show Jumping

Ashburton College had ateam offour riders competing at the Canterbury

Schools’ShowJumping competition, held at the National Equestrian Centre,

McLean’s Island Christchurch on Wednesday26February.

Eighteen schools participated, which involved 115 riders and horses

jumping anywherebetween 80cm-105cm in height.

Team Coach and Manager Karen McKenzie said that College’s experienced

senior riders from 2019 have left now for university and,consequently, our

equestrian team is in arebuilding phase.

Each rider participated in two jumping competitions with the aim of

achieving four clear rounds to gain maximum points.

Team members were:

(Pictured below, left to right): Charlotte Bota, riding Aorangi Bella,

jumping at 95cm; Ruby Thomas, riding Chico, jumping at 105cm;

SarahMattson riding WindwardLegacy, jumping at 80cm;and Sami Mead,

riding FreelanceII, also jumping at 95cm.

Results

Theteam had mixed

success but

RubyThomas gained

a4th placing in the

first competition.

Sami Mead (pictured

right) wasour most

successful rider with

8th placing in the first

competition and 6th

placing in the second

competition, from 50-60 riders.

Sarah Mattson had aseverely sprained ankle and rode amazingly well,

considering she could not walk, toachieve adouble clear but was not fast

enough foraplacing.

Theteam’s final,overall placing waseighth.

Many thanks go to parents of each rider who all provided assistanceinthe

running of the event.

Thenextcompetition forthe team is adressageevent in late March.

Softball Success for Year 10 Student

Ashlein Lyttle

For the last two years fourteen year old Ashlein Lyttle has travelled to

Christchurch to playsoftball forthe Rolleston Club. Initially Ashlein played

in Ashburton but team numbers, and alack of girls ather age level, meant

joining the Christchurch competition wasanoption. Therefore, Ashlein and

older brother Connor -with family support -have had aclose association

with the StateHighway1roadfromAshburtontoChristchurch and return!

With club practices once aweek and representative team practices three

times aweek, the road was well-travelled, although Ashlein said her club

coach was very understanding and they were able to drop club practices

during the peak travelling time.

Currently playing in the Christchurch Under 15 Girls’Competition, Ashlein

believes the Rolleston team is sitting in second place asthe competition

weeks draw to aclose.

Through playing in this competition Ashlein, who usually plays as Catcher

or ShortStop, wasinvited to closed trialsfor theCanterburyUnder 15 Girls’

team, earning selection as ateam member after two specifically targeted

trials –one targeting positional play and asecond seeing how players

worked together.

National Under 15 Tournament Winners

The Canterbury team (pictured below) then went on to play in, and win, the

National Under 15 Girls’ Softball Tournament held this year in Christchurch

at the Mizuno Ballpark, from 16-19 January.

(Pictured left):

Ashlein with the

team (back row,

sixth from

the left).

Aside from

twoplayers,

the balanceof

this team was

formed from the

Rolleston Club

team.

Brother Connor,aYear 12 studentatAshColl,isaplayerbut is also turning his

hand to umpiring,fulfilling this role at the Under 15 National Tournament.

Coming Events

(Pictured left,

back and front):

Connor umpiring,

while Ashlein is

catching. This was

taken at the Under

15 Mainland Shield

Tournamentheld

over the weekend

of 21-22 February,

which wasagain

wonbythe

CanterburyGirls’

Under 15 team.

March

08 Aoraki Touch Tournament, Fairlie

ASG1 Animal Handling 1, Chertsey Farm

09 CanterburySecondarySchools’Golf Teamsevent, WaitikiriGolf Club,

Christchurch

11 AshColl Swimming Sports,EANetworksCentre

Mountain Biking,Singletrack series,Halswell Quarry Park,

Christchurch

13 Aoraki SecondarySchoolBowls Championships,Oamaru

13-15 South Island SecondarySchools’ Rowing Championships,

Lake Ruataniwha

14-27 Nichidai Buzan Girls’School (Japan) visit

15 Aoraki SecondarySchools’ Futsal,Timaru

18 Year 13 Otago Polytech liaison visit,Auditorium

Mountain Biking –Singletrack series week 3, Halswell Quarry Park,

Christchurch

Aoraki SecondarySchools’ Athletics,Timaru

WorldVisionConference, Christchurch

19 Year 12/13 HistorytriptoAkaroa

Postponementday:AorakiSecondarySchools’ Athletics,Timaru

Term Dates2020

Term One - Thursday09April

Term Two Tuesday 28 April - Friday03July

Term Three Monday20July - Friday25September

Term Four Monday12October - Thursday29October (Year 13)

- Tuesday03November

(Years11and 12)

- Thursday03December (Year 10)

- Friday04December (Year 9)


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Triathletes ready for Taupo test

By Mick Jensen

The hardwork and hours of

training have been completed and

another Taupo Ironmanisset to

challenge two Mid Canterbury

triathletes.

Netherby butcher MikeHanson

will competeinhis 6th Taupo

Ironman, while fellow Ashburton

resident John­Henry MacDonald

will line up for his eightconsecutive

race.

The pairare mates, both are 47,

and they have beentraining

together for Saturday’s race and

some previous races.

They crossed the finish line with

the sametime of 10h:47m:08s in

2019, atime that placedthem 20th

in their 45­49 age group category

and 177th overall.

The fullironmanrace is a

gruelling 3.8km swim, 180kmbike

and 42.2km run.

John­Henry MacDonald said he

first enteredthe racein2013, but

had not expected to returnyear

after year to tackle it.

This yearhewas looking for a

time below 11 hours, something he

had achieved in his previous two

starts.

His favourite disciplinewas the

swim leg, where he usually gaineda

10 to 15 minute lead over Mike

Hanson, who then clawed it back

over the run leg.

Mike Hansonsaid he was in

‘‘good nick’’ and relishingthe

gruelling challenge again.

He saidthe training buddies had

been doing 4km swim sessions in a

nearby irrigation pond acoupleof

times aweek with othertriathletes.

Run training ‘‘took them

everywhere’’, including along the

Ashburton River trails.

Bike training had also been

varied, withthe lasttrainingsession

an 80km plus road trip out to

Methven and back.

Other Mid Canterbury athletes

competing in the Taupo Ironman

include Simon Chapmanand Nicky

Giera. Locals in the Half Ironman

include Roger Willis and Ronnie

Campbell.

Triathletes Mike Hanson (left)

and John-Henry MacDonald

prepare to head off on afinal

bike training session.

Nine­holers tourney

Around 60 players from10golf

clubs tookpart in theAshburton

GolfClub’s recent nine­hole

tournament.

EricWeir hadthe bestmen’s

nettscore, while JudyMoore

won thewomen’s division one

and Lillian O’Hanlon the

division two.

Fullresults:

Men ­Best nett: Eric Weir

(Ashburton); runner­up:John

Evans (Amberley). Putting:

PaulBaird(Ashburton);

runner­up: Peter Woods

(Ashburton). Longest drive:

Robert Schikker(Mayfield).

Nearest to pin:PaulClark

(Ashburton).

Women,division one­Best

nett: JudyMoore (Rakaia);

runner­up: GillTaylor

(Ellesmere). Putting: Hiromi

Ikehata(Methven); runner­up:

Helen Argyle (Ashburton).

Longestdrive,Robynne Nicoll

(Ashburton). Nearest to pin: Jill

Ludemann (Mayfield).

Women,division two­Best

nett: Lillian O'Hanlon

Rakaia’s Judy Moore won the

women’s division one ninehole

competition at the

Ashburton Golf Club recently.

(Rakaia);runner­up: Marg

McPherson (Ellesmere).

Putting: Alycen Cournane

(Pleasant Point);runner­up:

MurielMorgan(Ashburton).

Longest drive: Cate Hogan­

Wright(Mayfield). Nearestto

pin:Kath Winter(Ellesmere).

Rowers do well at Lake Hood regatta

Ashburton College rowers have

enjoyed good results at the Canterbury

Junior Regatta held at Lake Hood at

the weekend.

Single sculler Ged Wall had a

comfortable win in the boy’s U17 final

and was just three seconds behind the

winner in the U18 race.

The boys’ U18 novice coxed four of

Matthew Pearce, Mitchell Taylor,

Henry Wallis, Parker Bradford and

cox Jed Amos finished second in the A

final, and were followed home by

schoolmates Tim Connelly­Whyte,

Riley Harris, Zane Cameron and

Charles Savage, who claimed fourth

place.

The Ashburton boys also made the

final of the boys U18 novice quad

sculls. The boat of Matthew Pearce,

Riley Harris, Zane Cameron and

Charles Savage finished third, some 14

seconds ahead of the boat of Tim

Connelly­Whyte, Henry Wallis,

Mitchell Taylor and Parker Bradford.

In their first ever regatta outing, the

novice boys also reached the final of

the boys U18 novice coxed eight,

finishing an impressive third behind

crews from Cashmere High School

The boys U18 novice coxed four crew (from left) Matthew Pearce, Parker

Bradford, Mitchell Taylor, Henry Wallis, and cox Jed Amos, return to the

dock after finishing second in the Afinal.

and Christ’s College.

The Ashburton College girls’ U18

novice coxed quad sculls crew of Isabel

Wall, Ruby Leverton, Laura Jensen

and Megan Binnie finished seventh in

their Afinal.

Rowers will now focus on the South

Island Secondary Schools

Championships (March 13­15) and the

season ending Maadi regatta (March

30 to April 4), both at Lake

Ruataniwha.


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Comment by Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon

Aone­way friendship

It’s just coming up

120 years since the

Constitution of

Australia passed

into law. Buried

deep in Section 6it

allows for the

inclusion of New

Zealand in the

Commonwealth of

Australia. It

recognises that,

barring their early status as a

prison for transported British

convicts, we share ajoint history.

That we’ve never taken up

that opportunity doesn’t detract

at all from how close we remain,

with the oft­repeated phrase that

no two countries are closer

mates. Those bonds have been

forged on the battleground, as

Anzac forces in World War One

and World War Two.

That mate­ship doesn’t come

without competitive spirit. In any

Letter to the Editor

Domain plan

As president of the Ashburton

Bowling Club, Ithink the time has

come to explain the start of the

proceedings with the Ashburton

council’s draft domain

development plan.

I, with our secretary and

treasurer, were invited to an

informal meeting with the council’s

CEO Mr Riach and the then mayor

Donna Favel in July 2019, where

we were told that there was a

30­year draft development plan

coming out and that the bowling

club was not going to be part of this

plan and that they wished for us to

relocate with the optionoftwo sites

­one being the old camping ground

off Elizabeth Street, the other at

the EA Networks site.

This came as acomplete shock

to us but Mr Riach assured us that

this was nothing to worry about as

it was such along way off. But then

on him checking our lease, we all

discovered that our lease was a

non­renewable lease ending in

June 30, 2028 ­both then informed

us, please do not worrythat this

may never happen.

Since that time, there has been

no contact from the council on this

matter and still no contact.

sporting code throw

aKiwi team up

against abunch of

Aussies and see a

rivalry like no other.

At various points

in our history that

rivalry has spilled

over into the world

of politics. Norm

Kirk and his

Australian

counterpart Gough Whitlam are

said to have had afrosty

relationship. The same was true

for their successors Rob

Muldoon and Malcolm Fraser,

the latter of whom is said to have

jumped up and down on the

floor of his hotel room at 1.30am

in the hope of waking Muldoon

in the room below, just for the

sake of it.

But that good­natured friendship

has become increasingly

one­way. In 2001 the

Our lease, which expires in 2028,

states that along with the land, all

our improvements ­which includes

our clubrooms, sheds that we built

ourselves ­will return to the

council with no compensation, and

that their offer of our relocation

clearly has no budget facility in this

plan so we will in effect be left high

and dry after 125 years of

operation.

Our club hosts many visitors

from all over the district and

beyond.

What aterrible way to end.

J. W. Ryk

President, Ashburton Bowling

Club

Council CEO Hamish Riach

replies: Mayor DonnaFavel and I

met bowling club representatives

as acourtesy ahead of the Domain

Development Plan being released

for public consultation.

We explained that the draft plan

included provision for the bowling

club to be moved to another site to

the east of the hospital and near

the corner of Grigg St and

Elizabeth St at the Domainin

order to createacentralhub where

the bowling club is now.

We stressed it was adraft plan

and no decisionhad been made

and assured them that afull

consultative process with the

Governments of Helen Clark

and John Howard failed to agree

on harmonising immigration

policies, leading to achange

across the Tasman for new

migrants. From that point Kiwis

arriving in Australia have been

subject to aSpecial Category

Visa prohibiting any sort of

welfare payments, voting rights,

access to student loans, or

citizenship.

There’s been the odd

exception. In 2016, years of work

by the John Key Government

resulted in apathway to

citizenship for around one­third

of Kiwis who arrived in Australia

between 2001 and 2016.

But many more remain

ineligible. It’s in stark contrast to

how Australians are treated here

in New Zealand and after 10

years Aussies are no longer

subject to deportation should

they commit aserious crime

Editorial

Bowling club standing firm

As aformerpub manager, Jo Ryk

likely thought his days of sorting

out afight were over.

As president of the Ashburton

Bowling Club, he’s at the centre of

astand­off with the Ashburton

District Council.

Jo and 90 current members want

their club to continue its 125­year

history in their current spot at the

Ashburton Domain; council (as

part of along­term redevelopment

for the domain) would like them to

relocate.

Jo is disappointed that after the

initial contact last year, no­one

from council or the expert team of

landscape architects came to talk

to him or his fellow bowlers about

where they saw their future. Their

members are regular domain users

and could have offered valuable

insights. They are self­contained

when it comes to keeping their

facilities up to scratch,they look

out for members who are poorly or

lonely, and they welcome visitors

and tourists who are inquisitive

about what goes on behind the

hedge.

As the most affected stakeholder

in the whole 30­year plan and with

avery long history in the domain,

you might have thought they

deserved some communication.

But no.

Not all history takes the shape of

abuilding and the bowling club has

proved it is capable of adapting

over the years to ensure its survival.

Their membership is constant at 90

and they have adedicated greens

superintendent and greens keeper.

They might not all be on social

media, but members have been

savvy enough to have started an

online petition which is being

circulated to bowlers all over

Canterbury.

Jo is maintaining adignified

position. He is quietly pointing out

that it wouldn’t take much to get

the landscape architects to move

the central hub 100m in almost any

direction.

He is hoping the people of

Ashburton will see that too.

It can’t be that difficult to redraw

the club back onto the

redevelopment plans. It could sit

proudly alongside all the other

redeveloped areas of the domain

and be part of the future, rather

than being consigned to the past.

The long­termplan does look

good in every other regard. Iwalk

through and around the domain

regularly, and come across visitors

and locals alike enjoyingthe space.

It was well planned and is well

used. Nothing beats the sight of

cricketers in their whites or

footballers in their kit being active

on the pitches ... bowlers too.

­Linda Clarke

community (including the bowling

club) would occurbefore any

decision was made. We also

assured them that there would be

no requirement to movebefore the

expiry of their current lease (June,

30 2028).

The previous council decided to

refer the consultation on the draft

plan to the new council (as they

would be considering community

feedback),which happened last

week –there have been no further

meetings with the bowlingclub

representatives since the initial

courtesy meeting as there has been

no new information to share and

the new council needed to consider

the draft plan and decide on the

consultation process.

It is correct to say that the draft

plan does not refer to the cost of

any relocation –ifafter considering

community feedback the council

does decide to proceed with

relocation of the bowling club,

those costs are clearly amatter that

needs addressing during the

intervening years.

The council is now looking

forward to receiving the

community’s feedback on the draft

plan by 5pm Sunday 5April

(including an open day at the

Domain on Saturday 7March

11am –4pm).

here.

The same is not true for Kiwis

in Australia. In 2014 the

Government of Tony Abbott

made changes to the Migration

Act, where visa holders could

have their right to remain in

Australia cancelled should they

commit acrime. Because of their

lack of citizenship, more than

1000 people have since been

deported to New Zealand

despite in many cases having not

set foot here in decades.

In recent talks Australian

Prime Minister Scott Morrison

has confirmed there will be no

changes to the policy.

The question we must

consider is whether we say

enough is enough. If Australia is

to maintain the right to deport

New Zealand born criminals

here, that we do the same for

Australians who commit serious

crimes.

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Club News

Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club

President Lion Noel Lowe

welcomed members and seven

visitors to the February meeting of

the Pakeke Lions Club. Lion Jim

Martin read the apologies and

clipboards with regard to Meals on

Wheels, away meeting in March and

the charity sale were circulated.

Edith Paterson said grace.

Lion David Horrell outlined

health and safety rules for the

charity garage sale.

He reported on the club’s project,

the sexton’s building at the

cemetery has been painted but

another working bee will be

required.

Lion David advised members of

the forthcoming golf tournament on

Sunday March 22 at Tinwald Golf

Club.

Lion Joe Butchard gave a

comprehensive report on the

upcoming charity market advising

members of their obligations and

duties for the week leading up to the

sale and on sale day.

President Noel welcomed Colin

and his wife Ruth Crossen into the

fellowship of the Ashburton Pakeke

Lions Club and inducted Colin as

new member into the club. Colin

was sponsored by Lion Dave

Bennett.

Speaker for the evening was fire

chief Alan Burgess who has served

Pakeke Lion Ron Paterson (left) presenting chief fire officer Alan

Burgess with an appreciation certificate at their recent meeting.

with the Ashburton Volunteer Fire

Brigade for 50 years. This brigade

was formed in 1874 and started out

as two separate organisations being

urban and rural and these were

separate entities until 2017.

Fifty­eight persons now operate

out of the present premises in

Burnett Street.

There are 11,600 volunteers

throughout NZ and Alan stated that

this service could not operate

without them. Ashburton has

averaged 530 call­outs per year in

the past five years and they aim to

be on the road within five minutes.

The Fire Service is funded

entirely by the Insurance Industry

Levies and there is ahouse fire in

NZ every three hours.

Alan spoke at length on fire

safety, and stated that smoke alarms

are an absolute necessity.

He concluded his talk by advising

of the wonderful Ashburton Fire

Museum at the Tinwald Domain.

Alan was thanked for his very

informative speech by Lion Ron

Paterson and presented with a

Certificate of Appreciation.

Raffles were drawn and Tai

Twister Lion Robert Spencer

extracted anumber of fines with a

very enjoyable session. Singing of

the National Anthem closed the

meeting.

Ashburton Woodworkers

Our February meeting was avisit

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workshops look, what sort of

equipment have they got, how

different is it from yours and more,

perhaps, what state is it in, spotless

or aused look.

Gary Maxey’s workshop was the

first visit. An extensive, very clean

impressive selection of tools,

ingenious jigs. An item that took

our interest an aeroplane powered

by arubber band that took off from

ground level then climbed and

circled round and round apole then

once out of power gently landed.

Roger Scammell noteworthy for

his use of old and recycled furniture,

timber and managing to fit it neatly

into his man shed. He showed how

he made his three dimension

chopping boards. Quite acomplex

process.

Merv Peck fits his machinery in

two sheds, space is fairly limited one

next to avehicle so dust has to be

kept to aminimum with the use of

adust extractor. Merv had several

interesting tools, jigs.

In spite of asmall area, Merv

manages to build several rocking

horses, segmented bowls and vases ­

atime consuming effort.

Back to the clubrooms where

president Bruce Ferriman

mentioned the Aged Concern Expo

at the Hotel Ashburton and that the

club had astand to demonstrate

woodturning.

Several members expressed an

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Clarry Brake inquired if there

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Strategic boulders help restore river life

New boulders in the Hinds River.

Families, groups urged

to step up for safety

Mid Canterburyfamilies and

communities are being encouragedto

take part in Road Safety Weekthis

May.

FromMay 4­10,hundreds of

communities, schoolsand organisations

will focus on how design­led solutions

can preventpeople dyingorbeing

seriously injuredonroads.

In 2018, 828 children under the age

of 15 and 1893 young people aged 15­19

were killed or injured on New Zealand

roads, says roadsafety charity Brake.

That’s an average of 52 children and

youngpeople –more than aclassroom

full –dyingorsuffering injuries as a

result of roadcrashesevery week.

Brake is encouraging parents and

community leaderstogoto www.

roadsafetyweek.org.nz/communitiesfor

activity ideas and to register for afree

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March).

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safety. Therewill be an emphasis on

encouraging people to learn about,

shoutabout and celebrate the design

solutions that can enable everyone to

get around in asafe and healthy way,

every day.Groupscan choose to run

their initiative on this theme or any

other road safetytopic, according to

their priorities.

RoadSafety Week has been

engaging communities in roadsafety

for nine years and is agreat chance for

community groups, families and schools

to takeaction on local road safety issues

and raise awarenesstoprevent needless

casualties.

Caroline Perry,Brake’s NZ director,

said it was everyone’s righttobeable to

get around in asafe and healthy way

every day.

‘‘Every year thousands of people are

killed and injured on our roads.Parents

and community groupscan help get

these vitalmessages outtofamilies,

young people and local drivers, making

adifference to their localcommunity.

Acluster of big boulders has been

installed in the Hinds River near

Longbeach and although they may

look out of place, they have been put

there to create abetter river.

The boulders, which come from

South Canterbury, are in the river as

part of apilot programme that aims

to improve diversity in river

conditions and to create better

habitats for arange of species.

Funding for the operation was

provided by Fonterra in order to help

improve waterways in Mid and

South­Canterbury.

Environment Canterbury (ECan)

land management adviser Lachie

Ashton says the point of installing

boulders is to create different flows

of water with apool, run, riffle effect.

Unlike most man­made drains and

canals, natural waterways were not

uniform and varied in water flow,

speed and depth.

Those variations created different

habitats for agreater range of

species, he said.

Immediately downstream of the

new boulders in the Hinds River,

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deeper and slower­flowing water

forms apool, which is aperfect

habitat for trout.

Towards the north bank, the water

flows faster over ashallow channel,

known as ariffle. Other sections of

river nearby form runs –smooth,

steady flowing sections of river.

Although motorists crossing the

state highways at Mayfield and Hinds

may see the Hinds River running dry,

the groundwater does reappear in

springs that feed the river’s lower

reaches near the coast.

During heavy rains, the lower

reaches of the river experience

periodic floods. When that happens

over the wetter winter months, the

full effect of the boulder planting will

be seen.

Flooding is all part of the project,

Mr Ashton says.“We need to let the

river do its natural process and just

wait and monitor the effects.’’

If the pool, run, riffle effect holds

over several seasons, the operation

will be deemed asuccess, and it may

see more boulders going into the

river.

Camper vans were among the mobile homes and caravans on show or for sale in Ashburton last

weekend.

Motorhomes prove pulling power

Ashburton Lions have been

catching their breath this week

after abusy weekend hosting the

South Island Motorhome show.

More than 200 social campers

and 62 private sellers gathered at

the Ashburton Showgrounds to

trade up, or out, or find new

fittings and toys for their mobile

homes.

While the campers camefrom

all over New Zealand, agood

crowd of Ashburton people also

checked out the mobile home

lifestyle, and other holiday

equipment ranging from ebikes to

camp chairs.

Organisers said they were

pleased at the turnout, which

raised funds for charitable

purposes and supported local

people and projects.

Fire and Emergency New

Zealand also put on aspecial fire

safety demonstration and

provided survival tips, which was

educational for all.

AA+ rating for council

Ashburton District Council has

received aAA+ credit rating that

could save the district hundreds of

thousands of dollars in interest

repayments over coming years.

Independent credit rating

company Fitch Ratings Services

have assessed the council's ability

to service debt against arange of

criteria and determined that it and

the district are in astrong financial

position that should provide

positive assurance to lenders.

The ratingwill assistthe council

to secure lower interest rates when

borrowing from lenders, which will

help offset the financial burden on

ratepayers.

Council chief executive Hamish

Riach says the the AA+ credit

rating means the council can now

access lower interest rates from the

Local Government Funding

Agency of up to 20 points.

‘‘Fitch Ratings' assessment is a

positive testament to the council's

fiscal position and the efforts of

current and previous elected

councils to operate responsibly and

efficiently for our community.

‘‘We are very pleased to receive

this rating. It will certainly have

good outcomes for ratepayers, and

residents should be proud of their

district's good standing.’’

In the last financial year, the

council achieved itsFinancial

Strategy targets to not exceed rate

and external debt limits.

Its goals for the next 10 years are

to ensureitremains financially

stable, spends moneyprudently to

deliver services, catersfor growth

and manages assets soundly,

ensures rates and fees are kepttoa

reasonable level and that it

provides clear financialparameters

for work programmes.


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Book tells Timaru

organ company story

ASouth Canterbury business that has

been doingspecialty work looking after

six pipe organs in the Ashburton

district hasproducedabooktomark 50

years of dedicated work.

Timaru­based South Island Organ

Company hasmadeaname foritself in

thehighly­specialisedand skilled world

of pipe organ building and restoration.

They have been involved inhundreds

of projectsonsome of the largest, most

historic and valuable pipe organs in

New Zealand and Australia.

The business commissioned journalist

Jill Worrall to write More than a

Pipe Dream and the book was

launched in early February.

The book tells the tale of its

beginning in adraughty cold shed in

Timaru toacompany with 12 permanent

and over 14 casual staff with a

reputation for excellence.

South Island Organ Company

(SIOC) services six pipe organs in the

Ashburton district churches and the

instruments of a few private organ

enthusiasts in the area.

Directors John and Val Hargraves

have hands­on roles inthe operation.

More than aPipe Dream proved to

be alengthy project for Jill but the

result is a 300­plus­page, beautifully

produced, extensively illustrated, full

colour book that covers not only the

company’s history, but the art oforgan

restoration and most importantly the

immenselyskilled people who carry out

the work.

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Company John Hargraves with

the book marking 50 years of

highly-specialised business.

Many Canterbury instruments feature

inthe book and there’s aspecial

section dedicated to the SIOC personnel

who lost their lives during the

February 22, 2011 earthquake.

“Over the years it’stakenmetowrite

the bookI’vebecome totally fascinated

with the whole process of organ

restoration. In other words, I’ve

become abit of apipe organ geek.

Most of all though, I’ve treasured

getting toknow this unique group of

people, of whom I’ve become

immensely fond.”

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School attendance drops

Attendance data for Term 22019 shows adrop inthe

number of students going to school regularly.

Absences were worse on Mondays and Fridays, and

22%ofstudents weren’t at schoolonthe last dayofterm.

The attendance data captures all non­attendance –

justified and unjustified.

It shows thatmostabsencesare justified, but there are

some increases in unjustified.

Figures for Ashburton District provided to Rangitata

MP AndrewFalloon showthe levelofstudents attending

school ‘‘regularly’’was 55.8% inTerm 22019. For the

same period in2018 the level was 67.6% and in 2017 it

was 70.4%.

The national average for Term 22019 was 57.7%.

Students attending regularly are defined as having

attended more than 90% of all school time inTerm 2,

where time is measured in half­days.

Data shows attendance is betteratprimary schooland

deteriorates at secondary school. Non­attendance rates

are higher for females.

Attendance declines asterm two progresses and is

lowest onFridays and Mondays.

More information at the website educationcounts.

govt.nz.

Farmers could be affected by

new biodiversity proposal

Dairy farmers with indigenous vegetation,

native bird, insect habitats,

or wetlands on their farms could be

affected by proposals in a new

biodiversity proposal, currently

under consultation.

They are being urged to make a

submission and share their views on

the proposed National Policy Statement

for Indigenous Biodiversity,

which is being sought by The

Ministry for the Environment, until

March 14.

DairyNZ environment manager

Aslan Wright­Stow said dairy farmers

have carried out awide range

of work in recent years to protect

and improve biodiversity on their

farms

“This includes planting, pest control,

retiring or covenanting land,

and fencing off native vegetation,

which benefits water quality and

ecosystems.

“Farmers recognise the important

role indigenous plants and trees and

nativespeciesplay in our ecosystems.

The consultation under way is an

opportunity for farmers and the

community to consider practical

options to preserve and enhance

biodiversity, and to highlight the

work they have already done to

protect biodiversity.” The proposals

would require all councils to identify

and map Significant Natural Areas

(SNAs) of indigenous biodiversity in

consultation with qualified ecologists.

Some councils have already

undertaken this work, while others

have not.

“Farmers with land classed as

having an SNA may have restrictions

placed on new activities they can

carry out in and around that area,”

says Mr Wright­Stow.

“Many dairy farmers are already

taking action on farm to protect

indigenous biodiversity. We encourage

farmers to make submissions

sharing their views on the proposals

and their practical experience of

what works well on farm and what

does not,” he adds.

Some dairy farmers who don’t

have SNAs on their farms could also

be affected by the proposals ­for

example if the farm borders an area

of indigenous vegetation on aneighbouring

farm or aNational Park.

Information on how the proposals

may affect dairy farmers is available

online at dairynz.co.nz/biodiversity.

DairyNZ isplanning to make a

submission on the proposal on

behalf of farmers.

Overdue foothills reunion

planned at Staveley Hall

Anyone who went to the former Springburn

School or lived in the Springburn/

Staveley area in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s

is invited to an informalgathering at the

Staveley Hall on March 14.

The reunion is being organised by

former resident Barry Burgess.

Mr Burgess, who lives in Christchurch,

said the reunion had been in his

mind for anumber of years, and now a

date was locked in.

He would supply tea and coffee and

people could bring aplate to share if

they wished.

They were also invited to bring along

any old photos or memories of their

school days orcommunity events.

Mr Burgess said there had been no

reunion of Springburn School pupils

since 1976, and it was overdue.

‘‘We realise it is the same day as the

Mayfield A&P show, however we are

hoping this will help encourage people

to travel to our event later in the day.

He said only ‘‘the big picture’’ for the

reunion had been organised, and details

would happen on the day.

AFacebook page called Solid Gold

Springburn/Staveley of the 60’s, 70’s and

80’s has been set up.

The reunion will run between 2pm

and 8pm.

Contact Barry Burgess on 027 322

1953 for more information.

Good Boss campaign

The agricultural sector have teamed up

in anew initiative toget farmers talking

about what it takes to be agood boss,

and how they can be even better bosses.

The Good Boss campaign is asectorwide

initiative by Federated Farmers,

DairyNZ, Dairy Women’s Network and

NZ Young Farmers.

It was launched last week at a

Federated Farmers event in Wellington.

DairyNZ people team leader Jane

Muir says ‘‘the Good Boss campaign has

asimple objective ­tocelebrate dairy

farmers who are good bosses and think

about ways to be better bosses,’’ she

says.

‘‘It aims to ensure that dairy farming

employers know what a good boss is,

what is expected of them, and that they

are implementing the changes needed to

enhance their workplaces where it’s

needed.

‘‘In dairy we have around 11,500 dairy

farming businesses and most employ

someone to help run the farm. So the

Good Boss campaign is about getting

the conversation going ­what makes a

good boss? How and why is agood boss,

agood boss?

‘‘We want a dairy sector of good

bosses. For some, it’s about assessing

their performance against good employment

practice, which includes health and

safety, wellbeing and tenancy arrangements.

And for others, it can be about

reinforcing a good work­lifestyle balance

through flexible roster options or

team building activities.’’

Farmers are being encouraged to

join the Good Boss campaign and share

what being agood boss means to them.

‘‘We want to find out from people on

farm what a'good boss' means to them,

so we can share this with other farmers

and help them make small improvements,’’

Chris said.

The Good Boss competition is under

way now ­farm teams are encouraged to

tell us what they value in agood boss by

sending in a15­20 secondvideo explaining

what a‘good boss' means to them.

Find out more at www.dairynz.co.nz/

goodboss


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SATURDAY 7THMARCH

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If you love character and charm but don’t want the

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109 Walnut Avenue,Ashburton

6

2

3

Finally available

It’s been 30 years sincethis masterpiecewas last sold and NOW it’s time again to findnew owners.In

this most enviable location you’ll be amazed at whats on offer here, having been designed and built

forSir William Nosworthyinthe 1920s.Fromthe solid Kauriweatherboardexterior,tothe picturesque

swimming pool and grass tennis courtwhich adornthis property,viewing will definitely not disappoint.

With 6bedrooms,2bathrooms and 2living areas all retaining the original characterofthe home,your high

expectations will be comfortably met with qualityyet subtle upgrades including double glazing throughout,

ductedheatpump system and modernkitchen.

Thereisample privateoffstreet parking foryour campervanorboat, along with triple car garaging and

workshop space. Sitting on one of Ashburton’slargest centraltownsections at 2476sqm and overlooking

the iconic AshburtonDomain whilst featuring its ownmagnificenttrees,gardens and lawn. This sortof

opportunityisincredibly rare indeed to purchase and occupysuch amagnificentproperty,which will

undoubtedly be atrue delightfor the new owner.

Deadline Sale concluding

21 March2020 at 3pm

unless sold prior

Open Home

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021 597 527

armand.vandereik@raywhite.co.nz

This property is offered to the market as aDeadline SetSale concluding on the

21st March2020 at 3pm unless sold prior.

Iamextremely proud to bring this stunning property to the market and would love to arrange aprivate

viewing foryou.Please contactArmand van-der-Eik on 021 597 527 or armand.vandereik@raywhite.com

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OPEN HOME

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Four bedroomfamily home in Allenton

ForSale

PriceByNegotiation

This lovely permanent material four

bedroom home proudly sits in the

sought afterAllenton area ona927sqm

section, with possible future subdivision

potential. If your looking foragreat

familyorfirst home in agreat location,

then this is amust see. With possible

subdivision potential, this property also

makes agreat investment option with

plenty of opportunity to add value.

Vendor will consider all offers.

-Great first home buyer opportunity

-Fully insulatedwith anew Heat Pump

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3:30pm -4:00pm

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65 Northpark Road, Ashburton

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YouCan Have It All

-Indoorswimming pool

-10 car garaging plus 3bay shed, one

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-5 Bedrooms, 3bathrooms plus office

-Entertainers kitchen/dining/living

-Separate media room/lounge

Tranquillity reigns supreme with this exceptionally

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The home offersvery comfortable living

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Youwill beimpressed with the quality

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throughout this home.

The indoor swimming pool and BBQ

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gas fire and radiant heaterfor comfort.

DeadlineSale

closingThursday 12

March2020, at 4:00pm

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We service and repair all makes and models

of sewing machines and overlockers

Your local Bernina

service team

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Always in stock:

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• 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

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Forall your tyre requirements,

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

NEAT GARDENS

Does your garden need monthly

maintenancetokeep it tidy and

looking good through the seasons?

Or perhaps just need aone off tidy

or pruning completed?

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ContactCAROLYN Phone: 027 2675403 or 3082333

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Metal cage in domain to

protect rare wollemi pine

Walkers in the Ashburton Domain

will have noticed anew metal cage

among the trees off West Street.

It is destined to hold arare tree, a

wollemi pinethat is part of the conifer

family.

Council is expanding its conifer

collection in the area and the new

wollemi pine will have a cage for

protection. The tree is officially classified

as critically endangered.

Staff are working oninformation

boards near the cage and they will be

installed soon.

The domain’s irrigation system is

also being audited for necessary

repairs so the new planting can be

watered.

CROSSWORD

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8557

ACROSS

7. Highborn (12)

8. Scared (6)

9. Goal (6)

10. Prevaricate (7)

12. Gem (5)

15. Fool (5)

16. Cad (7)

18. Prefer (6)

20. Bandit (6)

22. Fireworks (12)

DOWN

1. Deep (8)

2. Continent (4)

3. Boat (7)

4. Foam (5)

5. Fish (8)

6. Measure (4)

11. Pamphlet (8)

13. Style (8)

14. Country(7)

17. Anger (5)

19. Mountains (4)

21. Minute (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8557

ACROSS

7. Dope with brains! (12). 8.Rick is right in the country

(6). 9. Identified as amongthe best runners in the race (6).

10. Did one’s best to catch the pennies that fell (7). 12.Did

squeeze in beside her (5). 15. Beginning in spring (5). 16.

Want to have ashot at describing the old days (4,3). 18.

Equally fit, too (2,4). 20. Be told to give alift tothe girl

(6). 22. To be perfectly honest, not waving at all (4,8).

DOWN

1. Encourage to have the smart drink (8). 2.Brave, head

offthe mad woman(4). 3. Theslim, small person advancing

(7). 4. Having time to pop an English pin: it’s wide

open (5). 5. When participating in, is charming(8). 6. Do

take this present (4). 11.Mean the name’sbeingchanged.

It’s Italian (8). 13. Result of the Terriers going into action?

(3-5). 14. Affect business (7). 17. Alight news item

(5). 19. Airsone’s viewpoint (4). 21. Giveout to the guard

(4).

SUDOKU

EASY No. 5210

5 8

7 8 1 6

3 4

6 7 9

8 3 2 9 7

8 5 3

2 6

3 8 1 9

1 7

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

8 4 2 5 3 6 7 9 1

5 7 3 9 4 1 2 6 8

9 1 6 8 2 7 5 3 4

1 5 9 6 7 8 4 2 3

2 8 4 3 9 5 1 7 6

3 6 7 2 1 4 9 8 5

7 2 5 4 6 3 8 1 9

6 9 8 1 5 2 3 4 7

4 3 1 7 8 9 6 5 2

Solution to previous crossword

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8556 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Counterfeit. 7, Main. 8, Transmit. 9, Endive.

10, Happen. 12, Prayer.15, Paltry.17, Unlawful. 19, Opal.

20, Intelligent.

Down -1,Quantity.2,Statue. 3, Breach. 4, Lees.5,Strike.

6, Chain. 11, Pullover. 13, Rancid. 14, Raffle. 15, Pallid.

16, Roast. 18, Ante.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8556 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Established. 7, E-dna. 8, Turned on. 9, Twined.

10, Ex-acts. 12, A-side-s. 15, S-print. 17, Cash-mere.

19, Note. 20, Bed of the sea.

Down -1,St-rained. 2, Ab-a-t-ed. 3, P-I-erce. 4,Sh-O-e.

5, A-droit. 6, End-O-W.11, Airiness. 13, Sh-abby.14, See

off. 15, Seet-he. 16, Net-ta (rev.).18, Hide.

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

These big bales of hay are ready to be collected, wrapped and used for

winter feed. The photo was taken on Monday just outside the town boundary

on Beach Road.

Field trip planned to help

explain role of biodiversity

Anumber of speakers are lined up and

afield trip is plannedonMarch 20 to

help the community better understand

the roleofbiodiversity.

Arablefarmers John Evans and Kai

Tegels, native planting expert Stephen

Brailsford, BradHowlett from Plant

and Food Researchand Abie Horrocks

from the Foundationfor Arable

Research (FAR) will all speak at the

event,which is called Balancing

Diversity ­Native Plants and Beneficial

Bugs.

There will be acombination of

practical, scientific and industry­led

information to helplandowners and the

community better understand the role

biodiversityhas in terms of native

plantings, pollination and thriving

ecosystems.

The eventisbeing organised by

Kanuka Trust, which is aiming to

connectwith local people interested in

helpingbiodiversityinthe district.

The fieldday starts in the Dorie Hall

at 1.45pm and includes avisit to

planting sites at nearbyTregynonFarm.

Anyone keentoattendisasked to

email to kanukatrust@outlook.com or

call 027 6033457 before March 16.

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BrendanDooley- Comedy Magician

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

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

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WIN ENTERTAINMENT

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Birthdays this week

Kristen Cockburn, 7th March

Gus Cockburn, 7th March, aged 8

George Lash, 7th March, aged 9

Archer Cawte,8th March, aged 7

Tarnisha Williams,10th March, aged 21

RubyRobinson, 12th March

Congratulations to last weeks winner!

Angus Moore

If youhave aspecial friend who youwould like to see

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N.B: Names forbirthdays next week

must be with us by 10.00am TUESDAY

ONLYONE ENTRYWILL BE SUBMITTED

INTOTHE DRAW PER NOMINEE

Saturday, March7th

@7:30pm –11pm

THE TIN SOLDIER BISTROOPEN THURS, FRI, SATEVENINGS

Courtesy van

runs every

Thursday, Friday

and Saturday

from 4pm

Join the RSA (the friendly club)

12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 7175

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Ashburton

Plains Rotary

Tyrone

Schwalger

DELIVERED

$

6.00

per bale

PEASTRAW

and LINSEED STRAW

Small bales

Phone or txt Alisdair 027 410 6882

Ian 027 432 0438; Murray 307 0353

2261029

PEASTRAW, clean medium

bales $50 delivered Ashburton

area. Fundraiser for

school trip. Phone/text 027

222 5364.

PEASTRAW, small bales.

Delivered Ash. $5.50, ex

paddock $4.50 each.

Phone/text 027 434 0442.

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flatmate, somewhere to

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better place to advertise

than The Courier.

FIND money in your bank

account each week if you

become adelivery person.

The Courier 308 7664.

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WHAT better place for a

public notice than Ashburton’s

The Courier! Simply

clip the form for a run-on

advert like this or telephone

us on 308 7664 if you

require adisplay advertisement.

THE Courier is the best way

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Ask anyone who

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and they’ll tell you, they get

results.

ADVERTISING space available

in the next issue of The

Courier Newspaper. Call us

today 308 7664.

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall other medicalassistance outside of normal

hours please phone your general practiceteam, 24/7,

to speak withahealth professional who will giveyou

free healthadvice on whattodoorwhere to go if you

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.

TheAshburton Duty Practicefor ...

Saturday7th March is

Sealy Street Medical Practice, Sealy Street

Consultations will be by appointmentonly

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 1212.

Sunday8th March is

MooreStreet Medical Centre,Moore Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentplease phone 308 3066.

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 ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

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

AndreGrob

Chiropractor

Tues 9am-5pm

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

Being in

business and not

advertising is

likewaving in the

dark....

....you know you’re there

but no-one else does!

Don’t be left in the dark,

TheCourier Newspaper

has the key to your event,

productorbusiness

advertising.

Phone Jann, Roselle or Karen

on (03) 3087664

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

16,065 COPIES EVERYWEEK

2254829

1278047

PETS

BUDGIE chicks $20 each.

Phone 03 308 8524.

Mobile

groomer now

servicing

Ashburton

Call nowtobooka

pamper foryour pooch

Ph 0800454 654

HIRE

2245334

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

8155 for abooking.

STOCK FOOD

HAY for sale. New seasons

hay, no rain, shed stored,

$7 per bale. Phone 027 247

4262.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

NEW season potatoes.

Nadine &Agria $2 per kilo.

Phone 308 3195 or 027 531

9103. 81 Elizabeth Street.

POTATOES - Ilam Hardys

freshly dug, $2 per kilo.

Minimum order 3kg. Large

$1.50 per kilo. Delivered

Friday afternoon Ashburton

and Tinwald. Phone 302

7272.

LOOKING to earn extra

money, even while you’re

out walking? Delivery

people required. Phone

The Courier 308 7664.

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE sale Saturday 7th

March, 9am -12pm. Boys

clothing and household

items. Cancelled if wet.

Havelock Street West.

ARE you struggling to make

ends meet? Need extra

money? Why not sell your

unwanted items in The

Courier! Everything helps.

SELL

PEA STRAW Conventional

Bales $6 per bale Medium

Square Pea Straw bales for

Sale $40 a bale delivery

$10 per bale. Ph

02040233792

FREEZER room 2.4m x

2.4m, single phase, shelving,

1m wide door, $3,750 +

GST. Phone 027 434 0442.

MASPORT ’Rakaia ULEB’

(single chamber ultra low

emission burner), free

standing wood fire. $1,500

nearly new condition.

Phone 022 170 7653.

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askabout our

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinderfilled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

2245232

2245262

InsuranceWork

Specialising in

PANEL BEATING

SPRAY PAINTING&

of

Cars,Trucks,Buses,Horse Floats &Motorhomes,

Caravans,Trailers,Farm Machinery, Jet Boats,

LightEngineering and Aluminium Welding

17 Range Street (IndustrialEstate)

Ashburton

Phone 307 0378 l 0274 274 007

Email: busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER

A NEW LOOK

that lasts!

Existing kitchens, doors,

furniture &appliances

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2238811

ALTERATIONS, mending

and trouser hemming, curtain

alterations and curtain

making. Call Michelle on

027 352 7248.

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478 or

Cawte 027 418 7955.

CARPET cleaning -Powerful

equipment & fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker, 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks, will hang drapes.

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020

4169 0342.

CHIMNEY sweep - For a

professional service call

Dan McKerrow Chimney

Sweep and Repairs on 021

118 7580.

COMPUTER problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup -wireless -

networks, spyware cleanup.

On-site day or evening.

LOW FEES. Call Robin

Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

W.O.F. repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 027 475 4241.

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

and industrial pest control

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 8147 or 027 432

5447.

FURNITURE removals -For

all your household removal

needs call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027

224 0609.

TRADE &SERVICES

2245281

FOR ALL YOUR

•LawnMowing

•Pruning

•Garden Maintenance

•Gutter Cleaning

•Rubbish Removal

Call us TODAY

foraFREE quote

2245223

Ph 0800 4546 546

(0800 4jimjim)

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307 1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

GUTTER cleaning. Book in a

clean now and tell me when

you want the job done. You

may have trees around.

Call Allan 027 209 5026.

HYDRAULICS; Martin

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic

hose repair service 24/7.

Stockists of Aero Quip

hoses &fittings, Commercial

hydraulics, Dynacool,

Spool valves etc., MP Filtri,

Walvoil. Call Justin on 308

9778.

LEGAL work -Phone Peter

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

house sales, purchases

and refinances. Will call at

home evenings for wills,

enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PAINTING wallpapering,

plastering - No job too

small. Interior, exterior.

Professional, prompt, competitive

service. Phone

Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton

on 021 878 794 or

307 7289.

PLUMBING, drainlaying,

blocked drains. Phone

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing

on 027 555 5575 or 308

1248 (Master Plumbers &

Drainlayers).

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes -offices -

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

of Master Tinters NZ.

TILING - For all your tiling

requirements including kitchen

splash backs, flooring

etc. (full water proofing),

call Kevin on 027 496 8314.

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

TV Reception Specialists for

all your digital freeview

installations and repairs,

TV wall mounting, Smart

TV set-up, home theatre

installation. Call John at

Ashburton TV &Audio Ltd

03 308 7332 or 027 277

1062.

WINDSCREENS and house

glass. Qualified flat glass

glazier now in-house. Anything

glass, give us acall.

Your place or ours. Wilson

Windscreens, 152 Wills

Street, Ashburton. Phone

03 308 8485.


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and Realtyevery Thursdayinthe

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TEACHER AIDE

Hampstead School seeks ateacher aide to work

approximately 15 hours/ week across arange of

students including those with special needs (ORS).

Position commencing 16 MarchTerm1.

Pleaseforward your CV and acovering letter to

ThePrincipal,HampsteadSchool

55 WellingtonSt, Ashburton

or via peter.m@hampsteadschool.co.nz

Applications close 11 March

BUSINESS FOR SALE

Amelia’s

Ashford Village, Ashburton

After 17 enjoyable years trading and with health

concerns arising, we have reluctantly decided to

sell. We have had the privilege of meeting fantastic

people –locals, national and international visitors

including shopping visits from cruise ships as part

of our clientele.

Our price is reasonable with stock (including three

franchise lines exclusive to us in the village) and

most fixtures involved. The village has daily foot

patrol security and Amelia’s has security on site.

All other relevant information will be disclosed

to serious purchasers and appointments can be

made on 0277690159. 2263857

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

2227764

0800 58 78 22

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401.

FOR LEASE

Phone Leonie on

308 7664 or email

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2264299

AWESOME office space for

lease, rent or hire. Park like

setting. Indoor and outdoor

areas. North-west town

boundary. Must view.

Phone 027 475 4241.

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

TRAVEL

EXPERIENCE Milford,

Doubtful Sounds, April

19-24; Earnslaw cruise,

Queenstown, D.B.B. hotels

Balclutha, Te Anau, Twizel.

Seats still available, call

now. John & Kathleen

Lawler, Rakaia 03 302

7328.

GRAZING

HORSE grazing available,

Tinwald area. Phone 027

785 1069.

ADVERTISEMENT makeover!

From before to after.

You’ll notice the difference

with The Courier, 308 7664.

HOME SERVICES

MEETINGS

Rakaia Ploughing

MatchAssociation

ANNUAL

GENERAL

MEETING

Tuesday, 24 March

7.30pm

Railway Tavern

Rakaia

2264293

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

BUY ahome in Mid Canterbury

and receive The Courier

newspaper every week

to your letterbox. Local

news for local people.

2263556

ASHBURTON Borough

School Home &School A.G.M.

7pm, Tuesday 10th March

in the staff room at Borough

School. New members

most welcome.

ASHBURTON CMT Association

- The A.G.M. of the

above assocation will be

held at the RSA in Cox

Street, Wednesday 11th

March 2020 at 1.30pm.

ASHBURTON Pony Club

Annual General Meeting,

Thursday 26th March 2020

@ 7.30pm, Ashburton

Showgrounds meeting

room. We need support

from all branches. Everyone

welcome.

Hampstead Netball

Club AGM

Monday,

9March 2020

at 7.00pm at the

Hampstead Rugbyand

Allsports Clubrooms

on Bridge Street.

All welcome.

Anyqueries please

phone the

Netball President

Janene McDowell

308 1720

2262532

Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses

NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor

Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D

ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested

Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings

CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place

Forfurther information

Phone Christine 027 245 2563

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.

WE value the service we

provide - The Courier for

advice on how you can

reach potential customers.

Call us today on 308 7664.

RAFFLE RESULTS

ASHBURTON Aviation

Museum Tool Raffle

Results - Chalmers 0536;

Carey 0066; Glassey 0194;

Steve 0797; Vincent 0281.

Winners notified.

PUBLIC NOTICE

AUTUMN MEETING

March12 th

PUBLIC NOTICE

ASHBURTON Society of

Arts ’Summer show’, Short

Street Studio. Opening

Sunday 23rd February

11am - 4pm. Guest:

Christine Lang, plus 15

local members. Saturdays

& Sundays, Monday &

Wednesday when sign out,

until 22nd March. Enquiries

308 4533 or 027 313 5178.

First race 12.32pm

at the AshburtonRaceway

Exciting galloping action

and fine hospitality

Getyourfriends togetherand have

some fun at the track

CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP

David and Lorayne Oakley arepleased to announce

the purchase of Moore Aluminium (Rylock

Ashburton) from the late Dougal, and Christine

Moore – and are now trading as: “Ashburton

Windows &Doors”.

David has spent the last 23 years working for

Dougal and Christine manufacturing aluminium

joinery.

We are Mid Canterbury’s ‘Rylock’ franchise for

aluminium windows and doors and also ‘Dual

Glaze’ Agents for retro double glazing of existing

aluminium joinery.

Forprompt,friendly servicevisit us: 8A John Street,

Ashburtontodiscuss your requirements.

Phone: 03 308 8493

Email: owdrylock@gmail.com

Hours: Monday–Thursday7am –5pm

Friday 7am –4pm

2238752

CARS FOR SALE

FORD Fairmont 1993, shed

stored. Reg. on hold,

384,000kms, small motor

repair needed. As is, where

is. Phone 027 434 0442.

CARS WANTED

WANTED Mercedes -1960’s

230, 250 or 280 SL’s. Any

condition. Private buyer.

Phone 027 585 8164.

2264436

2264101

HAVE YOUR SAY

Meetings forratepayers of the following drainage and river

rating districts are beingheldasoutlinedbelow:

• DryCreek: Wednesday11March,

1.30pm,Methven Heritage Centre

• MtHardingCreek: Wednesday11March,

3.30pm,MethvenHeritageCentre

• StaveleyStormwaterChannel: Wednesday11March,

9.30am, StaveleyHall

Thepurpose of the meetings is to discusscompleted and

future worksand finances. Allratepayers arewelcome;

your ratesnotice will tell you if youare aratepayerofany

of theabove districts.

To findout more go to: ecan.govt.nz/riverdistrict

Bill Bayfield

CHIEFEXECUTIVE

Please contact

Environment

Canterburywith

anyqueries:

0800324 636

Community Clinic

with Jo Luxton’s office

Monday 9March

10.30am–12pm

CommunityHouse,CassStreet,Ashburton

Please feel freetocontact my office for

an appointment, or just pop in on theday

Jo Luxton

LabourParty List MP basedinRangitata

03 6889588 | jo.luxton@parliament.govt.nz

Authorised by Jo Luxton,Parliament Buildings,Wellington

HAVEYOUR SAY

Ameetingfor ratepayers of the followingriver rating

district is beingheldasoutlined below:

• LowerRakaia River: Tuesday10March,

7pm, Environment Canterbury Ashburton Depot,

4McNally St,Ashburton

Thepurpose of the meetingistoelect aliaisoncommittee

forthisdistrict, and to discussworksand finances.

Allratepayers are welcome; yourrates noticewill tell you

if youare aratepayerofthe above district.

To findout more go to: ecan.govt.nz/riverdistrict

Bill Bayfield

CHIEFEXECUTIVE

Please contact

Environment

Canterburywith

anyqueries:

0800324 636

POST OFFICE BOXCLOSURE

Please note: As at 31stMarch 2020,

our PO Boxwill be closed.

Futureposted creditor invoices should be

mailed c/- Allied Press,POBox 517,

Dunedin 9054.

Allother mail can be posted to

AshburtonCourier Newspaper,

199 Burnett Street,Ashburton7700.

Thank you.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CUTETABBY KITTENS

AVAILABLENOW

Older ginger catready fora

new home

Food donations needed and

greatly appreciated.

Kindly sponsored by

Tuesday-Saturday

9:30am -noon

Phone 308 4432 or

027 332 9286

180216

2262112

SCVCC Annual Swap Meet

Winchester Domain SH1, April 4th,

gates open 7.30am

All makes car display

Something for everyone

Sites –Michelle Munro Ph 03 6864824

Or Email scvccswapmeet@hotmail.com

No dogs allowed

2259753

Peter Blacklow

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs

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

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

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

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

HospiceMid Canterbury

PETE’S PICK

O F T H E W E E K

Blacklows TradeZone Ashburton your locally

owned &operated family business for 67 years

Dealing with alife limiting illness?

We can supportyou and

your family to make

everyday count.

Allservices arefree.

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387 email manager@hospicemc.nz

www.hospicemc.nz facebook hospicemidcanterbury

Call in atalk to the people who know ...

2262322

OUR newspaper goes into all

RD’s so why not advertise

with us! The Courier, best

read in town.

WHILE STOCKS LAST

CRC

BRAKLEEN 600ml

Removescontaminants from

industrial machinery, brake linings,

pads,drums &calipers.

$9.81ea+GST

BONUS

8 CANS OF COKE + DEGREASER

WITH 6 CANS PURCHASED

Lions Garage Sale Clearance

Ashburton Racecourse

4pmThis Friday6March

HUGEREDUCTIONS

Everything must go!

Fill asupplied bag for$10

(excludes selectedormarked items)

*Cash or eftpos accepted

Acceptingmoredonateditems Drop off only.

1pm–4pmThurs5March

AshburtonPakekeLions Charitable Trust

Serving our Community. Helping local Charities.

2264171

Thur 5th &Fri 6th

10.00 Midway

10.00 Call of the Wild

M

PG

11.45 ThePeanut Butter Falcon M

12.20 Guns Akimbo R16

1.30

2.00

3.45

4.00

5.50

6.00

8.00

8.20

Emma

1917

TheInvisibleMan

Sonic

Emma

Call of the Wild

TheInvisibleMan

Guns Akimbo

PG

R13

R16

PG

PG

PG

R16

R16

Sat7th &Sun 8th

10.00 Sonic

10.00 Call of the Wild

11.50 Sonic

11.50 Dolittle

1.40 TheInvisible Man

1.40 Emma

4.00 Guns Akimbo

4.00 Sonic

5.50 Birds of Prey

6.00 Call of the Wild

7.50 TheInvisible Man

8.00 GunsAkimbo

Mon9th,Tues 10th

&Wed 11th

10.00

10.00

11.45

12.15

1.30

2.00

3.45

4.00

5.50

6.00

8.00

8.20

BirdsofPrey

Call of the Wild

ThePeanut Butter Falcon

Guns Akimbo

Emma

1917

TheInvisibleMan

Sonic

Emma

Call of the Wild

TheInvisibleMan

Guns Akimbo

NO COMPS

Guns Akimbo,

TheInvisible Man

PG

PG

PG

PG

M

PG

R16

PG

R16

PG

R16

R16

R16

PG

M

R16

PG

R13

R16

PG

PG

PG

R16

R16

(Ashburton Domain)

Saturday7th March

10.00am until 5.00pm

Grants andFunding

Creative Comunitys&theSport NewZealand

ruraltravelfund Grants-Applications open

Applications arenow beingsought from groups and

organisations forCreativeCommunities and Sport

NewZealand.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 30 March, 2020 for

the funding to be allocated in July 2020. Application forms

and full criteria foreach scheme areavailable online from

ashburtondc.govt.nz

Formoreinformation,contact Council on 307 9646 or email

grants@adc.govt.nz

Ashburton District Council

5Baring SquareWest

Ashburton7740

Come alongand check outfor yourself theclub

facilities that wouldbelostifthe DomainPlangoes

ahead.

Teaand Coffeeavailable

Bringthe family andhaveago at Bowls

(Barefeetorflat shoes required)

ashburtondc.govt.nz


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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

QUALITY

USED VEHICLES

@

AFFORDABLE

PRICES


WARRANTIES AA APPRAISED FINANCE BIGGEST YARD BEST SELECTION TRADE-INS

2007 NISSAN SKYLINE 350GT

18IN ALLOYS,PADDLE

SHIFT, AUTO,76,600KMS

1999 TOYOTA RAV4

3DOOR,1800CC,TWIN AIR

BAGS,ABS,AUTO,

CLEAN ANDTIDY

2008 MAZDAAXELASPORT

ALLOYS, ABS,TWIN AIR

BAGS,2000CC,

VERYCLEAN

AND TIDY

SOLD

$11,995 $7,995 $11,995

3

DAIHATSU

1999 DAIHATSUTERIOS SUV, manual,petrol,4x4, 5door,central locking,

rear spoiler,1300cc, 159,788 kms........................................................ $3,995

HONDA

2009 HONDA CR-V X, auto, 5door,air con, ABS, alloys,twin air bags,

86,000 kms, 2400cc.....................................................................................SOLD

2013 HONDA CR-V 24G, auto5door,ABS, cruise control, alloys,tow bar,

66,000 kms, 2400cc................................................................................$22,995

2004 HONDA CR-V ZX, auto, petrol,5door,SUV,ABS, rear spoiler,78,100

kms, 2400cc................................................................................................. $9,995

2007 HONDA ELYSION PRESTAGESZ, auto, petrol,8seater, 5door,ABS,

foglights,105,000 kms, 3500cc................... ARRIVING SOON $11,995

2007 HONDA STEPWAGONG,5door,8seater, ABS, air con, rear spoiler,

95,000 kms, 2000cc..............................................ARRIVING SOON $7,995

2011 KIA CERATO, 5door,petrol,air con, cruise control, climate control,

114,000 kms, 2000 cc..................................................................................SOLD

MAZDA

2008 MAZDAAXELA 15C, 4door,ABS, body kit, spoiler,air con, 34,600

kmx, 1500cc............................................................ARRIVING SOON $8,995

2008 MAZDAAXELA 20C, 5door,air con, ABS, rear spoiler,48,500 kms,

1990 cc........................................................................................................$11,995

2008 MAZDADEMIO SPORT, 5door,ABS, climate control, air con, body

kit, $19,800 kms, 1500cc................................ . ARRIVING SOON $11,495

2004 MAZDAVERISA, 1500cc, auto................................................................SOLD

2006 TOYOTA COROLLARUNX S

AUTO,1800CC,

41,000KMS.BODYKIT,

ALLOYS,

TWOAIR

BAGS,

ABS,

SHARP

MITSUBISHI

2010 MITSUBISHIGALLANTFORTIS SPORT,5door,ABS, air con, CD

changer,climate control, 97,400 kms, 1800cc................................ $9,995

NISSAN

2006 NISSANBLUEBIRDSYLPHY20S, 4door,ABS, air con, climate

control, 11,800 kms, 2000cc.................................................................. $9,995

2006 NISSANCUBE 15M, 5door,petrol,air con, ABS, CD changer,42,300

kms, 1500cc................................................................................................. $7,495

2008 NISSANNOTE15X, 5door,air con, climate control, petrol,14,800

kms, 1500cc................................................................................................. $8,995

2012 NISSANSYLPHY, 4door,auto, petrol,ABS, air con, 29,200 kms,

1800cc.................................................................... ARRIVING SOON $11,995

2005 NISSANTIIDA18G, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, rear spoiler,60,500

kms, 1800cc.............................................................ARRIVING SOON $8,995

2014 NISSANLATIO B, twin air bags,ABS, 4door,petrol,air con,

31,100kms,1200cc................................................................................... $9,995

2006 NISSAN BLUEBIRD, 2L, sedan, wine red, twin air bags,

ABS ............................................................................ARRIVING SOON $9,995

SUBARU

2005 SUBARUFORESTER 2.0X, 5door,4x4, ABS, air con, petrol,82,500

kms, 2000cc.............................................................ARRIVING SOON $8,995

2008 SUBARUIMPREZA15S, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, rear spoiler, ......

78,200 kms, 1500cc..............................................ARRIVING SOON $8,995

2005 SUBARULEGACY OUTBACK, petrol,6air bags,ABS, air con, cruise

control, foglights,rear spoiler,3000 cc............................................. $6,995

2013 TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID

5DOOR PETROL/

ELECTRIC HATCH,

1800CC,7AIR BAGS,

REVERSING CAMERA,

3.9 LITRES

PER 100KM,

71,326KMS

SUZUKI

2007 SUZUKI SWIFT 1.5 XS, 5door,6air bags,ABS, air con, body kit, rear

spoiler,49,500 kms, 1500cc................................................................... $9,995

2007 SUZUKI SX4XG, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, climate control, rear

spoiler,97,200 kms, 1500 cc.................................................................. $8,495

TOYOTA

2007 TOYOTA BLADEG,5door,ABS, air con, body kit, rear spoiler,push

button start, 70,500 kms, 2400cc................. ARRIVING SOON $10,995

2006 TOYOTA COROLLARUNX S, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, body kit,

rear spoiler,43,850 kms, 1800cc.......................................................... $9,995

2009 TOYOTA ESTIMAHYBRID X4WD, 5door,8seater, Abs, air con, auto,

rear spoiler,cruise control, 133,450 kms,

2400cc.................................................................... ARRIVING SOON $14,995

2013 TOYOTA PRIUSL,5door,ABS, air con, petrol,parking sensors,rear

spoiler,auto, 71,810 kms, 1800cc......................................................$16,995

2012 TOYOTA RACTIS G, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, rear spoiler,cruise

control, 45,400 kms, 1500cc................................................................$11,995

2006 TOYOTA RACTIS, GL Package,5door,petrol,ABS, air con, rear

spoiler,climate contol, 53,990 kms, 1500cc.......................................SOLD

1999 TOYOTA RAV4,3door,petrol,ABS, air con, rear spoiler,

1800cc........................................................................................................... $7,995

2006 TOYOTA RUSH G, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, climate control, rear

spoiler,59,500 kms, 1500cc.................................................................$11,995

2008 TOYOTA WISHXLIMITED, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, auto, climate

control, 72,500 kms, 1800cc.................................................................. $9,995

1994 TOYOTA HILUX, petrol,alloydeck,ute,2000cc..............................SOLD

2006 TOYOTA RACTIS, twin air bags,ABS, cruise control, air con,

84,000kms,1500cc................................................................................... $6,995

2004 HONDACRV

2400CC, 2WDSUV,

AUTO,CENTRAL

LOCKING,78,000KMS

$9,995 $17,995

$9,995

AUTOSLTD &RENTALS

Ph: 308 1396

Sellingnicecarstonicepeople!

470 West Street,

Ashburton

A/H Keith Drummond

0274 367 646

ENQUIRE NOW

-about our range of rental vehicles

Family,Sports,School or Social Trips

We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivansavailable.

Cars and3trucks forsmall orbig loads also available.

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