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<strong>Ashburton</strong> Mayor Neil Brown will<br />

likely chair alocal economic recovery<br />

advisory groupthat will include Mid<br />

Canterbury people representing<br />

eight different sectors including<br />

agriculture, retail and hospitality.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Councillors<br />

will meet today to talk about their<br />

response to Covid­19 and council<br />

economic development manager<br />

Bevan Rickerby has proposed a<br />

special advisory group to assist and<br />

support the district throughthe<br />

pandemic cycle.<br />

Mr Rickerby said the district was<br />

in alockdown response phase but<br />

would movenext to aresilience<br />

stage.<br />

‘‘In an economic sense, businesses<br />

will be focused on rebuildingand<br />

maintaining cash flows and jobs.<br />

‘‘Council as an organisation is<br />

clearly involved in itsown right, but<br />

there is also arole for support,<br />

facilitation and empathy with the<br />

business sector to ensure thereisa<br />

smooth transitionback to full<br />

employment.’’<br />

He said the phase after resilience<br />

would be the ‘‘return to capacity’’<br />

phase as industrysectors rebuilt.<br />

‘‘Thefinal phase, which is<br />

envisaged to be at least two to three<br />

years away, will be the new norm and<br />

what that is goingtolook likewill<br />

take visionary thinking.’’<br />

Mr Rickerby said in the resilience<br />

phase, council needed to involve<br />

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those in the community that had<br />

vision and understanding of their<br />

particular sectors.<br />

He has suggested aCovid­19<br />

economic recovery advisorygroup to<br />

be led by the mayor. It could also<br />

include council chief executive<br />

HamishRiach, the economic<br />

development manager, iwi<br />

representation and reps from sectors<br />

involved in agriculture,<br />

infrastructure, construction,<br />

contracting, tourism,retail,<br />

hospitality and transport.<br />

Infometrics and the Canterbury<br />

Employers Chamber of Commerce<br />

could also be invited.<br />

Mr Rickerby said given the impact<br />

of Covid­19 on many Mid<br />

Canterbury businesses, council’s role<br />

extended beyondthe more<br />

traditional infrastructure and welfare<br />

response and included supporting a<br />

wider economic, social, cultural and<br />

environmental recovery, working<br />

with key sectorsand agencies.<br />

It wouldbethe biggest challenge<br />

Mid Canterbury would face ‘‘in our<br />

lifetimes,’’ he said.<br />

Councillors will vote on<br />

establishing the advisory group<br />

today.<br />

Council has been told by asenior<br />

economist that the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District will be in abetter position<br />

than most other regions post­Covid­<br />

19.<br />

See Page4<br />

The Tinwald Tavern’s reopening was thwarted by Covid-19.<br />

Planning for post­covid cheer<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

Amajor refurbishment and refit<br />

project at the Tinwald Tavern<br />

complex was just two weeks away<br />

from completion when the<br />

coronavirus lockdown halted<br />

everything.<br />

For business owner Greg King<br />

the timing couldn’t have been<br />

worse. It means the prospect of an<br />

uncertain future for him and staff.<br />

Mr King, who took over running<br />

the tavern, bottle store and motels<br />

in September 2017, has invested<br />

heavily in the tavern<br />

refurbishment, which includes a<br />

new conference/function centre<br />

and anew, relocated restaurant.<br />

Building owner, the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Licensing Trust, has also invested<br />

$1 million plus into roofing and<br />

other repair work.<br />

‘‘Just about now we were looking<br />

at reopening and unveiling anewlook<br />

tavern with abright future.<br />

‘‘I’ve invested profits back into<br />

the business for the refit and the<br />

trust has looked after the outside.’’<br />

Mr King predicts tough times<br />

ahead for his business and many<br />

others.<br />

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Kim plans to serve up coffee fix<br />

Some Mid Canterbury cafes are preparing<br />

for alert level 3restrictions that will allow<br />

them to sell coffee and take away food in a<br />

contactless way.<br />

Taste Cafe owner Kim Baynes said a<br />

number of her customers had shown akeen<br />

interest in the service and areturn to their<br />

coffee fix.<br />

Ms Baynes said she was busy working on<br />

setting up awebsite that would allow online<br />

ordering and payment options.<br />

She hoped it would be operational by<br />

Tuesday when restrictions dropped to alert<br />

level 3.<br />

She would look at providing areduced<br />

menu and her staff would operate in teams to<br />

adhere to social distancing rules.<br />

Food and drinks would be offered from<br />

Tuesday to Saturday and for limited hours.<br />

Ms Baynes said orders could be collected<br />

from atable set up in front of Taste at the<br />

Countdown complex and there would be<br />

updates on her Facebook page over the<br />

coming days.<br />

‘‘Being able to operate again, albeit at<br />

limited capacity, means we can generate<br />

some cashflow and start earning again, which<br />

is great.’’<br />

The Pantry in Methven is another venue<br />

looking at providing coffee and alimited<br />

food range of takeaway options from next<br />

week.<br />

It is considering using online ordering via<br />

the app Regulr.<br />

There will be no deliveries and pickup will<br />

be via the door barrier at the Main Street<br />

shop.<br />

On her Facebook page, owner/operator<br />

Victoria Totty said her business has taken a<br />

huge hit and ‘‘needed to regain some<br />

cashflow’’ before it could offer its normal<br />

selection.<br />

Taste Cafe owner Kim Baynes (right)<br />

enjoys acoffee with friend Andrea Lee<br />

before lockdown.<br />

Chooks, flowers reset for 2021<br />

Brian Glassey with Buddy the cat and<br />

one of his SilkyGirl chooks.<br />

By LindaClarke<br />

Brian Glassey is keeping his champion<br />

chrysanthemum blooms to himself next<br />

month. Not by design, but by lockdown.<br />

The flower grower has been working since<br />

last spring to produce flowers that will win<br />

over judges at the national chrysanthemum<br />

show in Timaru. But like everyone else, he<br />

has been in lockdown, and the flower show<br />

on May 10 has been cancelled.<br />

He has been catching up on jobs around<br />

the garden and is philosophical about not<br />

being able to show at the nationals.<br />

Poultry shows that Brian also exhibits at<br />

over the winter have also been cancelled by<br />

Covid­19.<br />

So he has been enjoying the colourful<br />

blooms himself, instead of taking them to<br />

the nationals at Timaru on May 10 or to the<br />

Canterbury Horticultural Society’s annual<br />

chrysanthemum show in the Christchurch<br />

Botanic Gardens, which would have been<br />

on this weekend.<br />

“You can’t do anything about it. You<br />

have to do what you are doing. You have to<br />

move on.<br />

‘‘I can go and enjoy them though. Igo<br />

out and have alittle talk to them.”<br />

Brian’s chrysanthemums are grown in<br />

outdoor beds that he covers like atunnel<br />

house when they start to show flowers. He<br />

has about 360 plants, in three tunnel<br />

houses; each plant can have several<br />

blooms, unless he is de­budding to<br />

encourage growth.<br />

He is still tending the plants and catching<br />

up with some other garden jobs, including<br />

taming an unruly clematis and replacing<br />

rotten edging on his vege plots.<br />

The routine is great but he misses not<br />

seeing his flower­grower friends and<br />

customers at Mitre 10, where he works<br />

part­time.<br />

Daughter Janet has taken some photos<br />

of his flowers before they pass their best so<br />

he has arecord of the unique <strong>2020</strong> showing<br />

season.<br />

His chooks, scores of them, still need<br />

feeding too. There will be no chance to<br />

show off their fine feathers and form at<br />

poultry shows around the South Island.<br />

Brian says virtual poultry shows, with<br />

photos of the chooks, just wouldn’t be the<br />

same.<br />

He is already thinking about the 2021<br />

season and<br />

looking forward<br />

to spring when<br />

preparation in<br />

both fields<br />

begins again.<br />

Right: A<br />

blooming<br />

beauty in<br />

Brian’s<br />

garden.<br />

Lockdown harvest looks sweet<br />

By Toni Williams<br />

CharRees Vineyard owners Charlie and<br />

Esma Hill put acall out on social media for<br />

help to harvest during lockdown. They were<br />

so overwhelmed by community response,<br />

including some from Christchurch, they had<br />

to turn people away.<br />

The lockdown harvest, approved by<br />

Ministry for Primary Industries as essential<br />

for food and beverage production, saw<br />

around 20 people from <strong>Ashburton</strong> and<br />

Methven –many who had never harvest<br />

grapes before –put their hand up to help.<br />

The pickers worked alongside family<br />

members of the couple and vineyard workers<br />

to pick the first of three annual grape<br />

harvests.<br />

The tonne and ahalf of grapes picked,<br />

which registered an impressive 24 brix (high<br />

in sweetness) on the refractometer, will make<br />

the <strong>2020</strong> Pinot Noir wine.<br />

It is now with winemaker Kirk Bray, in<br />

Waipara, who was also impressed with the<br />

harvest, citing it as the best he’s seen from<br />

the Tinwald vineyard, Mr Hill said.<br />

It will take at least 15 months before it is<br />

available for sale however some of the grapes<br />

will go towards making Sparkling Rose,<br />

available at the end of the year.<br />

CharRees Vineyard owners were blown<br />

away by community response to help<br />

harvest. Photo supplied.<br />

“I’m more than happy with what we got<br />

considering the hail damage (late last year)<br />

…wewere very lucky with the extra effort<br />

put in to the vines,” Mr Hill said.<br />

“It won’t be the best, but as far as quality<br />

goes it is one of the highest ones we’ve had.”<br />

The next harvest will see Pinot Gris grapes<br />

picked early May, and the final harvest is the<br />

Riesling grapes which could be up to amonth<br />

later.<br />

Mr Hill, grateful for the response from<br />

people, said was agood few hours picking,<br />

over two days, working under conditions very<br />

different from normal.<br />

Aside from providing asupply of face<br />

masks, gloves and hand sanitiser and<br />

sterilising tools between users, there was<br />

social distancing to take into account.<br />

Mr Hill said grapes for Riesling had been<br />

kept as late as Queen’s Birthday weekend in<br />

the past but it would depend on the weather.<br />

“There is aheap of green leaf there yet,”<br />

he said, which is one of the ways to judge the<br />

level of ripeness needed to flavour the wines.<br />

Other ways include taste, look and<br />

firmness –but getting them before they<br />

shrivelled and lost too much moisture. The<br />

refractometer gauged sweetness.<br />

In the past the vineyard has used local<br />

service club members for harvest which they<br />

had done as afundraiser but lockdown<br />

restrictions had made many of them<br />

unavailable.


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong>, Page 3<br />

Wedding plans on hold<br />

By Toni Williams<br />

Arable farmers Brian and Rachel<br />

Leadley have welcomed ahouse guest<br />

during lockdown, found new ways of<br />

functioning in their work bubble and<br />

endured the postponed wedding of<br />

their eldest daughter; meant to take<br />

place in the garden of the family farm<br />

on <strong>April</strong> 4.<br />

It’s meant co­existing with the<br />

mother­in­law for Brian, but the gardens,<br />

which are looking immaculate,<br />

have been afocal point for Rachel to<br />

maintain during lockdown.<br />

Otherwise it’s mostly business as<br />

usual on the 400­odd hectare property<br />

where Brian and Rachel primarily run<br />

agrain and seed operation, with store<br />

lambs.<br />

It’s just taken extra planning.<br />

‘‘We are fortunate that we can run<br />

the business, we are thankful for that,’’<br />

said Brian, who is also United<br />

Wheatgrowers’ NZ chairman.<br />

He said the timing of Covid­19<br />

restrictions for arable farmers had also<br />

done little to disrupt production;<br />

harvest was able to be completed, they<br />

were able to replant and buy in lambs.<br />

‘‘The effect is not too major and we<br />

can do those things.’’<br />

However non­essential jobs such as<br />

fencing maintenance, hedge cutting or<br />

general clean­ups had been put on the<br />

backburner.<br />

Keeping everyone on farm safe ­<br />

they have one full time worker and one<br />

extra at harvest time ­has also meant<br />

changing practices to provide hand<br />

sanitiser, limiting machinery and<br />

vehicle use to one user or sterilising<br />

between users and social distancing.<br />

Amakeshift smoko room had also<br />

been set up in anearby shed to limit<br />

the number of people entering the<br />

Final stage for tavern refit<br />

From Page 1<br />

‘‘I feel abit more<br />

fortunate having a<br />

business here in Mid<br />

Canterbury because we<br />

have astrong farming<br />

economy than can help<br />

cushion the blow and<br />

support things to some<br />

extent, but Ijust don’t<br />

know what the future is<br />

going to look like<br />

moving forward.’’<br />

Mr King said he Greg King<br />

employed 30 staff at<br />

present and had plans to extend that to<br />

35 after the reopening.<br />

He had received the wages subsidy for<br />

staff, but that did not cover all costs, he<br />

said.<br />

‘‘Ninety­five per cent of employers<br />

want to look after their staff, but to do<br />

that they need to be able to run aviable<br />

business.<br />

‘‘I can’t make anew business plan<br />

because Ijust don’t know what the<br />

Farmer Brian Leadley grabs abite to eat during clover harvest.<br />

No decision on art expo<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Society of Arts is<br />

holding off making adecision about its<br />

annual exhibition, in the hope that<br />

Covid­19 restrictions will ease so it can<br />

go ahead.<br />

President Jen Dearborn said the<br />

committee had been watching the news<br />

like everyone else and trying to work out<br />

if the exhibition would be able to go<br />

ahead this year.<br />

‘‘Unfortunately it is still not at all clear<br />

if the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art Gallery will be able<br />

to open, if social distancing will allow us<br />

to install the artworks or how we will<br />

manage the receiving of works. We,<br />

alongwith the staff of <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art<br />

Gallery have some creative possible<br />

solutions to these problems so we will<br />

just have to wait and see what happens.’’<br />

The society will be in touch with<br />

members on May 11 aboutwhether the<br />

exhibition will go ahead and what form<br />

that might take. If the exhibition does go<br />

ahead, entries willopen later in May and<br />

will be open for ashorter period of time.<br />

‘‘In the meantime Ihope this enforced<br />

break has resulted in some new art or<br />

ideas.’’<br />

future holds.’’<br />

Mr King said<br />

everyone would be hit<br />

financially by the<br />

lockdown.<br />

Managing losses and<br />

trading out of debt was<br />

the big task ahead for<br />

businesses.<br />

The Tinwald Motels<br />

are still open for<br />

essential workers, and<br />

on ‘‘busy’’ nights six<br />

rooms are taken.<br />

The Liquorland outlet<br />

at the complex can be reopen when alert<br />

level 3restrictions come in next Tuesday<br />

and acontactless, online click and<br />

collect system will operate.<br />

Mr King said what can and can’t be<br />

done at alert level 2isstill not totally<br />

clear, and another uncertainty is the<br />

future behaviour of people.<br />

Some will be doing it tough and there<br />

could be anumber of issues for society<br />

to deal with when ‘‘normality’’ resumes.<br />

house bubble, which was where smoko<br />

was held in the past.<br />

‘‘We are able to operate and while I<br />

am not technology minded, we have<br />

technology on our side. Twenty years<br />

ago it would have been a bit more<br />

challenging. Family contact has certainly<br />

been ahelp for us,’’ Brian said.<br />

The Leadleys’ three adult daughters<br />

all live outside the district; two in<br />

Christchurch and one in Fairlie.<br />

While he has been in telephone and<br />

texting contact with people, he is<br />

looking forward to ‘‘face to face<br />

connections being resumed.’’<br />

‘‘It’s highlighted the importance of<br />

people in our life.’’<br />

On the farm, there had been plenty<br />

of industry support with field representatives,<br />

stock agents, or machine<br />

engine and transport companies making<br />

contact by phone rather than<br />

visiting.<br />

Shearing, which started this week,<br />

just afew weeks later than normal, also<br />

took more time with gaps between<br />

stands and the process around collecting<br />

wool. Where usually there were<br />

three or four shearers, the Leadleys<br />

had just two, due to demand, and they<br />

were unable to travel together.<br />

A trip to town for drench, now<br />

means aphone call first and contactless<br />

pickup.<br />

‘‘How fortunate we are to keep our<br />

business going where others can’t.<br />

Crops and animal welfare have to be<br />

looked after.’’<br />

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My officesin<strong>Ashburton</strong>and Timaru<br />

arecloseddue to COVID-19.<br />

For any assistance you can still contact me<br />

by ringing 03 308 7510 or email me directly at:<br />

andrew.falloon@parliament.govt.nz<br />

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should phone<br />

their doctor or Healthline on 0800 3585453<br />

Authorised by Andrew Falloon MP,<br />

139Stafford Street,Timaru.<br />

Online directory to<br />

help our businesses<br />

By Linda Clarke<br />

Mid Canterbury retailers and<br />

service providers, gearing up<br />

for business as the country<br />

eases Covid­19 restrictions, are<br />

being urged to register on a<br />

free business directory being<br />

created by the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council.<br />

As part of acampaign called<br />

Mid Canterbury: Open for<br />

Business, business owners will<br />

be able to log on and add their<br />

name and details to adatabase<br />

of shops and services.<br />

Economic development<br />

manager Bevan Rickerby said<br />

stores would be able to<br />

advertise free when they<br />

expected to be back in<br />

business, how they were<br />

trading, hours and if they were<br />

looking for staff.<br />

He said it was part of<br />

council’s plan to help local<br />

businesses recover and adapt<br />

in the post­Covid­19<br />

landscape. The public<br />

directory will benefit business<br />

owners and customers,and<br />

encourage people to buy local.<br />

Council is also running a<br />

series of webinars to help local<br />

retailers and businesses. These<br />

are being recorded and can be<br />

accessedany time on council’s<br />

YouTube channel.<br />

Over the past week and into<br />

this week, there have been<br />

sessions on mental wellbeing<br />

(hosted by Pup Chamberlain<br />

and ConnieQuigley); getting<br />

your business online from<br />

home (Kim Hamill); cashflow,<br />

continuity and KiwiSaver<br />

(Kirsty Naish and Michelle<br />

Andrew Falloon,<br />

MP forRangitata<br />

Parkin); surviving to thrive and<br />

capital raising (Leandra<br />

Fitzgibbon and Nathan Mills);<br />

and employment and health<br />

and safety(Jane Argyle­Reed<br />

and Jane Fowles).<br />

Mr Rickerby said council<br />

wanted to help businesses<br />

come out of lockdown and get<br />

back to work.<br />

He said the district would<br />

have to work hard to retain its<br />

migrant workers, who might be<br />

tempted to returnhome once<br />

international travel restrictions<br />

eased, and to retrain workers<br />

who had lost their jobs.<br />

The economic landscape<br />

was constantly changing<br />

though, he said.<br />

‘‘So far there is no indication<br />

of mass redundancies in our<br />

district. Businessowners are<br />

indicating that they are looking<br />

closely at resizing their<br />

businesses and that will affect<br />

some workers.’’<br />

Councillor Carolyn<br />

Cameron said the futurewould<br />

be challenging for both retail<br />

and non­retail businesses.<br />

She said council should lead<br />

the way by adjusting its<br />

procurement policy (for things<br />

like pens and paper) to favour<br />

local businesses. She suggested<br />

a10per cent positive<br />

weighting for locals when<br />

quoting for council business.<br />

Council staff will prepare a<br />

report on procurement policy<br />

for afuture meeting.<br />

Chief executive Hamish<br />

Riach said council had to keep<br />

abalance between supporting<br />

local businesses and getting<br />

the best value for ratepayers.<br />

For thelatest info:<br />

who.int, health.govt.nz


Page 4, <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Well placed to<br />

weather virus<br />

By Linda Clarke<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District’s economy is in a<br />

better position than other regions to<br />

weather the storm bought by Covid­19,<br />

says aNew Zealand senior economist.<br />

Infometric’s Brad Olsen said that<br />

with more than one­third of Mid<br />

Canterbury jobs in the agri and agriprocessing<br />

sectors, the primary sector<br />

provided astable economic platform.<br />

‘‘People still want food,’’ Mr Olsen<br />

told <strong>Ashburton</strong> District councillors,<br />

though they were likely to become<br />

more frugal and focus on essential<br />

items.<br />

He also predicted house prices would<br />

fall and demand for new homes,<br />

hospitality and office buildings would<br />

drop.<br />

He said <strong>Ashburton</strong> would also have<br />

other opportunities, including arise in<br />

the number of people who wanted to<br />

live here but commute some days to<br />

Christchurch and work the rest from<br />

home. The district’s cheaper housing<br />

and appeal to families could be<br />

attractive as people mixed old ways of<br />

working with new ways forced by the<br />

level 4lockdown.<br />

He predicted astate of flux and<br />

flexibility for up to four years, with<br />

people finding new ways to operate<br />

while the economy took aU­shaped<br />

recovery.<br />

Retail would include more online<br />

marketing and buying; even the local<br />

farmers’ market could operate in a<br />

virtual world.<br />

While he had some positive<br />

observations, he painted adim view<br />

nationally.<br />

‘‘We are looking at the most<br />

incredible economic event in almost a<br />

century. Far worse than the Global<br />

Financial Crisis and closely<br />

approaching the level of economic<br />

chaos of the 1930s’ Great Depression.’’<br />

He expected national unemployment<br />

could rise to 10 per cent, compared to<br />

6.7 per cent in the GFC. In Mid<br />

Canterbury, unemployment is expected<br />

to rise to at least 6per cent, from almost<br />

zero.<br />

‘‘We expect the New Zealand<br />

economy will continue to contract in<br />

the next 18 months. It will hold for 6­9<br />

months then grow again. It will be three<br />

and ahalf years before the economy is<br />

in the same position it was prior to<br />

Covid­19.’’<br />

Mr Olsen said tourism would bear<br />

the brunt of job losses with no<br />

international tourists coming into the<br />

country. Mid Canterbury had just 7per<br />

cent of its local workforce in tourism so<br />

was less exposed.<br />

But that tourism dropoff meant aloss<br />

of $64 million not spent in local<br />

businesses. Domestic tourism would<br />

likely centre on Mt Hutt skifield and<br />

Methven, with aproximate market in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

Mr Olsen said council could help its<br />

small businesses survive by getting them<br />

online and achieving contactless<br />

transactions.<br />

In recovery, re­education and the<br />

ability to redeploy people with new<br />

skills was important, he said.<br />

There would be increased levels of<br />

volunteering, he also predicted.<br />

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Mavis bakes, bleeds brakes<br />

By Toni Williams<br />

Bike riding, monarch butterfly<br />

watching, taming wild kittens and<br />

household chores are keeping<br />

Mavis Wilkins, and husband Bryan,<br />

occupied during lockdown.<br />

Mavis who has been involved in<br />

Women’s Institute for more than 50<br />

years and is the Mid Canterbury<br />

Federation of WI president, has<br />

been married to Bryan for 46 years.<br />

“It has been very quiet with only<br />

Bryan (and I) in our bubble. We<br />

have been married for 46 years so<br />

we know each other very well.’’<br />

The couple have resurrected an<br />

old jigsaw puzzle which they work<br />

on each day and go for regular<br />

outings.<br />

“Most days we go for abike ride,<br />

it is great to not have traffic flying<br />

past. We have had about 30<br />

Monarch butterflies hatch, so that is<br />

great to see happening,” she said.<br />

Home is afarmlet so the couple<br />

have their own spaces where they<br />

can retreat.<br />

“Bryan has his ‘toy box’ where he<br />

spends alot of time and Ican go and<br />

hide in the garden,’’ she said.<br />

“I have managed to clean all the<br />

windows inside and out between<br />

going to push­in brake pedals to<br />

bleed brakes on Bryan’s toys.”<br />

There have also been quite afew<br />

cupboards cleaned out and items<br />

found that have been missing for<br />

some time, and plenty of baking<br />

being done in the kitchen.<br />

The garden has received some<br />

attention and Bryan has been trying<br />

to tame two wild kittens.<br />

Mid Canterbury Federation of Women's Institutes president<br />

Mavis Wilkins has been baking during lockdown.<br />

Just “when he thinks he can<br />

handle them out comes the claws<br />

and teeth sometimes, so that<br />

doesn’t go down too well,” she said.<br />

Mavis also keeping in touch with<br />

WI members through email and by<br />

telephone.<br />

There is planning under way for<br />

the Federation’s 85th anniversary<br />

event, meant to take place this<br />

month but now deferred until later<br />

in the year and the upcoming midyear<br />

Federation Cup Day schedule<br />

which has been sent out.<br />

She said any past members<br />

wanting to register their interest in<br />

attending the 85th celebration can<br />

make contact with any member.<br />

More information will be sent out<br />

once details are confirmed.<br />

Aside from missing her<br />

hairdresser, Mavis is gutted to<br />

have missed out on avisit from<br />

her daughter and three<br />

grandchildren who were due to<br />

visit from Perth during the<br />

school holidays.<br />

“That was areal<br />

disappointment for us, and also<br />

for them,” she said.<br />

However she is looking<br />

forward to the restrictions<br />

lifting and making contact with<br />

people in person again.<br />

“I am looking forward to a<br />

lovely family dinner with our<br />

(other) children and<br />

grandchildren. Agathering of<br />

WI ladies will (also) be top of<br />

the list when we can.”<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> man Roger Martin<br />

credits aGreen Prescription<br />

following aknee replacement a<br />

couple of years ago for his new<br />

lease on life.<br />

He has shed about 15kg, plays<br />

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pickleball and is keenly interested<br />

in fueling his body with good,<br />

nutritious food. The team sport is<br />

on pause during the Covid­19<br />

lockdown, but he has upped his<br />

walking game to daily trips up to an<br />

hour long.<br />

The Green Prescription was<br />

arranged by his doctor and that is<br />

where he met Sport Canterbury<br />

physical health advisor Aimee<br />

Cosgrove.<br />

Aimee said Roger had become<br />

one of her star pupils and was a<br />

great advocate of the Green<br />

Prescription programme.<br />

She introduces about 10 people a<br />

week to the programme, some are<br />

referred by their doctor, some are<br />

self­referred.<br />

All are hoping regular exercise<br />

will help them become fitter, lose<br />

weight, recover from injuries and<br />

operations and generally improve<br />

their bodies and minds.<br />

Aimee’s job is to keep them on<br />

course. She conducts an initial<br />

consultation then rings them<br />

regularly to see how they are<br />

progressing and working towards<br />

their goals; some are on her books<br />

for five months while she embeds<br />

the green prescription<br />

philosophies.<br />

She said her clients ranged in<br />

age, ability and health. Some had<br />

anxiety, osteoarthritis or were<br />

recovering from aheart attack;<br />

others were learning to use exercise<br />

Sport Canterbury physical health advisor Aimee Cosgrove and<br />

daughter Amelia, 10, on one of their regular bike rides during<br />

lockdown.<br />

to beat depression.<br />

Many were missing the<br />

hydrotherapy pool at the EA<br />

Networks Centre, which was closed<br />

along with other <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council facilities during<br />

the lockdown.<br />

She said many other people<br />

would benefit from agreen<br />

prescription and she encouraged<br />

them to fill in aself­referral form<br />

on Sport Canterbury’s website.<br />

During lockdown, her catch­up<br />

calls are as much about welfare as<br />

they are about mental and physical<br />

health.<br />

Aimee said some needed<br />

encouragement to walk to their<br />

letterbox, while others had tried tai<br />

chi online or walked around their<br />

local block more times than usual.<br />

Lockdown was agood time to be<br />

making new habits.<br />

Sport Canterbury has also<br />

launched a28­day health and<br />

wellbeing campaign to help people<br />

through the remaining days of<br />

restrictions.<br />

Hauora at Home is based on a<br />

Maori philosophy of health and<br />

wellbeing and Sport Canterbury’s<br />

physical health advisors created a<br />

28­day calendar of ideas and tasks<br />

for all ages and all bubbles, keep<br />

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Page 6, <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Challenging times,<br />

but ‘hang in there’<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

RodgerLetham will never forgetthe<br />

economic crisis,toughfarming years and<br />

the loss of his farm in the late 1980s, but<br />

he came through the other side and is<br />

urgingMid Cantabrians to ‘‘hangin<br />

there’’ because things will improve after<br />

the coronavirus lockdown.<br />

Now were challenging times for<br />

everyone, but new opportunitieswould<br />

emergeand life would get backto<br />

normal, and likely quicker than many<br />

imagined.<br />

Mr Letham said therewere new and<br />

different challengesassociated with<br />

Covid­19, not least an unprecedented<br />

lockdown that affected everyone.<br />

The situationfaced by many New<br />

Zealand farmersmore than 30 years ago<br />

was very different, but would never be<br />

forgotten by those affected.<br />

The time of Rogernomicshad seen the<br />

end of farming subsidies, veryhigh<br />

interest rates and low commodityand<br />

land prices.<br />

‘‘I took overthe mixed family farm at<br />

Lauriston on July1,1981 and for the next<br />

eight years we had three droughts.<br />

‘‘Interestrates were 19.5 per cent and<br />

there was a24per cent rate on my<br />

overdraft.’’<br />

The situationhad been very serious,<br />

and different from today’s pandemic,but<br />

it had tested people’s character and<br />

resilience.<br />

Mr Letham was forced to sell his farm.<br />

He cleared his debtsand took a$45,000<br />

payoutfrom the Government.<br />

‘‘At the time Ireally thoughtI’d never<br />

come out the other side.’’<br />

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‘‘There is light at the end of the tunnel<br />

and things will turn around,’’ he said.<br />

Stresslevelsand emotions werebeing<br />

tested, but therewas better support<br />

emotionally and financially todaythan<br />

there had been for farmers in the late<br />

1980s.<br />

‘‘I think the Government has handled<br />

the coronavirus situation pretty well.<br />

‘‘Tough decisions have beenmade and<br />

the country has supportedthem because<br />

but they have been necessary.’’<br />

Mid Canterburywas in abetter<br />

position thanother districts to manage<br />

and come throughthe other side because<br />

of its strongruraleconomy.<br />

‘‘I couldn’t wishtolive in abetter town<br />

and in abetter countryinthe world right<br />

now, and I’m verythankful for that.’’<br />

The Western Ward districtcouncillor<br />

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and at the age of 45 took on anew career<br />

as arural real estate agent. He is still<br />

juggling that job 31 years later with his<br />

dutiesasafirstterm councillor.<br />

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Pizza delivery coming, says Domino’s owner<br />

Amit Thakar, of Domino's <strong>Ashburton</strong>, has<br />

been having ‘‘lots and lots’’ of meetings and<br />

discussions on what happens once life deescalates<br />

through lower Covid­19 alert levels.<br />

He hasmissed working with Domino’s staff,<br />

and customers, as wellasthe ‘‘everyday<br />

hustle‘‘ but cannot believehegot to stay home<br />

all dayduring lockdown.<br />

There have beenmanyphonemeetings and<br />

Zoomsessions around theplanning for<br />

reopening and there are lists drafted, ‘‘we just<br />

havetohit send button’’.<br />

‘‘Weare aware things arenot goingtobe<br />

samelikebefore,’’hesaid.<br />

‘‘Aslongasweand the communityfeels<br />

ADC chief executive Hamish Riach<br />

safer there is not much we can predict.<br />

‘‘The top priorityis... what we have achieved<br />

in lockdown, we shouldnot letitdown.Asfar<br />

as Domino’sservice... we will aggressivelybe<br />

taking saferfoodhandlingpracticesand<br />

deliveringzerocontactlessprepaid deliveryonlywithin<br />

thecommunity.’’<br />

He saidcustomerscan restassured they will<br />

be able to resume gettinggood,tastyfood<br />

delivered whichwill havesafety at the<br />

forefrontfor peace of mind.<br />

Right: Domino's <strong>Ashburton</strong> owner Amit<br />

Thakar.<br />

New campaign launching to<br />

support our local economy<br />

For four weeks now, we have all been doing<br />

our bit to reduce the spread of Covid­19 by<br />

staying home, keeping in our bubbles and<br />

washing our hands regularly and thoroughly.<br />

It was very reassuring to hear on Monday<br />

that those efforts have helped lead us to a<br />

point where the Government is satisfied that<br />

we can begin transitioning to alesser alert<br />

level next week, then areview and hopefully<br />

apossible further lower level two weeks later.<br />

The news provides some certainty to our<br />

community, particularly our workforce who<br />

have been unable to work during this time,<br />

and to the businesses who’ve had to close<br />

their doors and cease trade: certainty, in that<br />

we now have a timeline and information<br />

about when our economy might start opening<br />

up again.<br />

In anticipation of this recovery phase, the<br />

council has been quickly developing auseful<br />

Keen to get styling again<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> hair stylist Marc<br />

Auwerdahas adapted his routine<br />

and quiteenjoyed his forced<br />

lockdown, but he loves his job and<br />

is ready to get back to work.<br />

The ‘‘compulsory’’holiday has<br />

given him time to reflect on life,<br />

meant more time with his partner<br />

Anneand included aregimeof<br />

daily walks aroundhis<br />

neighbourhood.<br />

There’salso been countless<br />

games of the card gameFive<br />

Crowns,indoor golf, plenty of book<br />

reading and other activities.<br />

Aself­confessedworkaholic, the<br />

Dutch born hairdresser has owned<br />

and operatedhis salon Mac &<br />

Maggies in <strong>Ashburton</strong>for many<br />

years.<br />

Latelast yearhemadethe<br />

decision to scale down the business<br />

and is now asole operator,working<br />

fromadedicated, customised space<br />

at thisAllenton home.<br />

‘‘I’ve actually been enjoyingmy<br />

‘compulsory’ holiday. It’s been a<br />

totally new experience for me<br />

because I’venevertaken that long<br />

off work before.<br />

‘‘It’s been strange not getting out<br />

of bed in the morningand into the<br />

salon to cut hair and see clients.’’<br />

Mr Auwerda saidhewas readyto<br />

start up againonce restrictions were<br />

lifted and he had spoken to clients<br />

and had afull appointment book.<br />

At his former salonatthe<br />

Countdown complexhehad<br />

employed staff and had more foot<br />

traffic, but he now worked from<br />

home, and was fortunate that he did<br />

not have to pay the commercial rent<br />

thatmany business owners had to<br />

pay.<br />

‘‘I’m looking forward to catching<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> hair stylist Marc Auwerda in his home salon.<br />

up with clientsagain, hearing about<br />

theirlivesand,ofcourse, styling<br />

theirhair.’’<br />

‘‘I’ve known some clientsfor 30<br />

yearsand they are like extended<br />

family.’’<br />

Mr Auwerdasaid he believed the<br />

Government had managedthe<br />

Covid­19 pandemic well.<br />

He had been pleased thatthe<br />

response had beenabout‘‘people<br />

rather than politics’’ andhe<br />

supported the decision that<br />

considered hairdressing not to be<br />

an essentialservice, unlikethe call<br />

made by the Australian<br />

Government.<br />

‘‘Your hairgrows around 1cm<br />

each month, so Idon’t see how<br />

hairdressing can be considered an<br />

essential service.<br />

‘‘Many of my clients are on five<br />

week cycles, so Iexpect to be very<br />

busy when things return to normal,<br />

whichhopefullyisvery soon.’’<br />

tool and accompanying campaign to help<br />

local businesses and our community begin<br />

operating again.<br />

Mid Canterbury Open for Business is<br />

exactly what it says. It’s a free, online<br />

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find out which businesses are open, support<br />

local businesses wherever possible, and to<br />

help kick start our region’s economy after the<br />

lockdown.<br />

Mr Auwerda said he is much<br />

happier being in New Zealand than<br />

in his former homeland during the<br />

pandemic.<br />

Holland is the size of Canterbury,<br />

has apopulationof18million, and<br />

is the mostdensely populated<br />

country in Europe.<br />

He kept in very close touch with<br />

familythere, includinghis father<br />

who was over 90, but aplanned trip<br />

in June had now beencancelled,<br />

and rescheduling it ‘‘might not<br />

happenfor quiteawhile’’.<br />

MrAuwerda said he was looking<br />

forward to seeing more of New<br />

Zealand on future holidays,<br />

includingareturntohis favourite<br />

spot of the Marlborough Sounds.<br />

He was alsoanticipatingmore<br />

road trips in his weekendcar,ared<br />

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with family and friends and the<br />

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If you have abusiness in the district, take<br />

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the page.<br />

Likewise, if you want to know what is or<br />

will be open, or what products and services<br />

are available, head to the website and search<br />

for abusiness or category.<br />

The directory is in its early stages at this<br />

point and is growing every day. The council<br />

has been reaching out to many businesses to<br />

add them to the list, so you’ll continue to see<br />

the directory expand as we progress.<br />

We have begun launching the campaign<br />

this week, with the support of anumber of<br />

local media outlets who are getting behind<br />

the initiative to help spread the word.<br />

When alert levels begin easing, let’s work<br />

together, safely, to restart Mid Canterbury.


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong>, Page 7<br />

Seltos offers great value for money<br />

By Ross Kiddie<br />

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and in entry­level LX<br />

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To my way of thinking,<br />

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range at $46,990. Inbetween,<br />

the other variants<br />

list at $35,990,<br />

$37,990 and $42,990.<br />

Before you think the<br />

base model car lacks on<br />

kit, it doesn’t. Sure there<br />

aren’t all the high­tech<br />

features of its stablemates,<br />

but there is<br />

enough specification to<br />

provide years of fulfilling<br />

motoring.<br />

Even though Kia calls<br />

the Seltos compact, it’s<br />

not really. Sure at 4.4m it<br />

isn’t large, but it does<br />

make good use of its<br />

proportions with high<br />

comfort levels, it has<br />

plenty of leg and head<br />

room in the rear passenger<br />

compartment. That<br />

area is not compromised<br />

by ahealthy load space –<br />

468­litres, expanding to<br />

1428­litres with the rear<br />

seats folded flat. I rate<br />

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the load space on any<br />

vehicle as to how well it<br />

houses the rather large<br />

cricket gear bag Iuse to<br />

coach aYear 8Sydenham<br />

team. In the case of the<br />

Seltos there was ample<br />

room to spare, and it has<br />

an easy load height.<br />

The LX variant gets<br />

cloth trim and that would<br />

far be my preference,<br />

there are no design surprises,<br />

the trim is fairly<br />

conservative but you get<br />

just enough goodies that<br />

go with the pleasure of<br />

buying anew car, some of<br />

the functions are operable<br />

through a central<br />

screen display. Even<br />

though the Seltos has yet<br />

to be crash tested, it<br />

would be expected to<br />

meet the five­star<br />

Australasian New Car<br />

Assessment Program<br />

safety rating.<br />

In LX form the Seltos<br />

is powered by a 2­litre,<br />

naturally­aspirated fourcylinder<br />

petrol engine,<br />

that’s opposed to a<br />

1.6­litre turbocharged<br />

unit fitted to the rangetopping<br />

four­wheel­drive<br />

Limited.<br />

I’d also opt for the base<br />

engine, it is avery sweet<br />

unit, quiet and smooth.<br />

Drive is channelled<br />

through the latest generation<br />

continuously variable<br />

transmission which<br />

is described by Kia as<br />

behaving like a traditional<br />

automatic transmission,<br />

acting as if it has<br />

regular gear changes. I’m<br />

quite excited about this<br />

driveline, you would<br />

hardly pick a CVT is<br />

transmitting power, while<br />

the seamless way it operates<br />

enhances driveline<br />

smoothness.<br />

Power is channelled<br />

through the front wheels<br />

only, yet the entire drive<br />

and chassis set­up has<br />

benefited from a lot of<br />

development catering for<br />

the special needs of<br />

Australasian roads. The<br />

suspension is a good<br />

compromise of what is<br />

needed for occupant<br />

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and 18in rims of higher<br />

grade variants. However,<br />

the benefit in LX grade is<br />

super quiet motion and a<br />

hugely smooth ride. The<br />

high­profile Kumho tyres<br />

(205/60) have a lot of<br />

sidewall flex, consequently,<br />

they just soak up<br />

the big bumps and contribute<br />

to tidy handling<br />

manners.<br />

Steerage is relatively<br />

precise and there is good<br />

feedback as to what the<br />

tyres are doing. Ienjoyed<br />

the way the test car<br />

behaved in acorner, and<br />

to my way of thinking the<br />

wheel/tyre set­up in the<br />

LX is far from compromised.<br />

Ilike entry­level kit<br />

and the Seltos in this<br />

form presents no surprises.<br />

Kia rates the engine<br />

with 110kW and 180Nm,<br />

if these figures look<br />

familiar that’s because it<br />

is much the same engine<br />

that powers Cerato and<br />

2271198<br />

Sportage from the Kia<br />

stable.<br />

Maximum torque is<br />

available from 4500rpm<br />

and peak power is<br />

reached at 6200rpm.<br />

They are quite high in the<br />

rev band and you could<br />

be forgiven for thinking<br />

it’s an engine which likes<br />

to have the revs up.<br />

However, one of the<br />

other benefits of CVT is<br />

that there are no gaps to<br />

fill between gearing. That<br />

being the case, the engine<br />

works the mid­range, it<br />

isn’t flighty and feels<br />

strong beneath the throttle<br />

pedal.<br />

Of course, there is a<br />

sport mode if you wish to<br />

have the engine working<br />

harder but Iused normal<br />

mode most of the time I<br />

was in the evaluation car<br />

and it is most suitable in<br />

all situations. There is<br />

also an eco mode if you<br />

want to make maximum<br />

use of your tank of fuel.<br />

To me it’s abit numbing<br />

but if you drive casually<br />

then eco will earn you<br />

fuel­saving benefits.<br />

On that subject, Kia<br />

claims a 6.8l/100km<br />

combined cycle fuel<br />

usage average. That’s a<br />

healthy figure for an<br />

SUV which has a kerb<br />

weight extending to<br />

1700kg. That being the<br />

case, Icouldn’t replicate<br />

Kia’s figures, however,<br />

when Itook the test car<br />

back to the dealership it<br />

was showing a respectable<br />

8.8l/100km average,<br />

helped by a 5l/100km<br />

figure showing at asteady<br />

100km/h, the engine<br />

turning over at 1800rpm<br />

in the tallest part of the<br />

gearing.<br />

I always like it when<br />

new cars land. Kia is<br />

capitalising on the worldwide<br />

demand for SUVs,<br />

its range is extensive and<br />

my only concern would<br />

be if the Seltos cannibalises<br />

sales from Kia’s own<br />

Niro and Sportage.<br />

At its price the Seltos is<br />

avery desirable proposition,<br />

I just hope that<br />

those who would benefit<br />

from owning an SUV<br />

recognise its value. If that<br />

is not tempting in itself,<br />

bear in mind the Seltos is<br />

sold with a five­year/<br />

100,000km warranty.<br />

Peace of mind really.<br />

Price –Kia Seltos LX,<br />

$25,990<br />

Dimensions –Length,<br />

4370mm; width,<br />

1800mm; height,<br />

1615mm<br />

Configuration –Fourcylinder,<br />

front­wheeldrive,<br />

1999cc, 110kW,<br />

180Nm, continuously<br />

variable automatic.<br />

Performance –<br />

0­100km/h, 9.3sec<br />

Fuel usage –<br />

6.8l/100km


Page 8, <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Family tunes into lockdown lessons<br />

By Toni Williams<br />

Ross family siblings Flynn, Louie,<br />

Jesse and Marlie were among the<br />

thousands of children around the<br />

district who took to distance learning<br />

last week at the start of term two.<br />

Nationwide, schools had the twoweek<br />

holiday period fast­tracked<br />

because of lockdown but now, as<br />

term two gets under way, and with<br />

lockdown still in place there has been<br />

amajor readjustment.<br />

Distance learning for students, in<br />

many forms, is being done at home<br />

with the support of parents/<br />

caregivers and teachers.<br />

Schools, and teachers, around the<br />

district have been in contact with<br />

their students to give guidance and<br />

assurance, to answer questions and<br />

direct their learning until such time<br />

as school can resume in the<br />

classroom.<br />

Some families without access to<br />

digital technology have been hooked<br />

up by the Ministry of Education<br />

through their school ­orare still<br />

waiting ­others are sticking to<br />

teaching from school education<br />

packs for their children.<br />

The Ross children, who are at<br />

primary or intermediate school level,<br />

are like many around the district and<br />

have been given arange of online<br />

Ross siblings (from front) Flynn, 7, Louie, 8, Jesse, 10 and Marlie, 12, get back into learning while at home<br />

during lockdown.<br />

and offline tasks they can do during<br />

their home school day, overseen by<br />

parents and caregivers.<br />

While younger pupils have more<br />

optional choices to fill in their school<br />

day, many older students may have<br />

set work tasks to complete as<br />

directed by their class teachers.<br />

Schools and early childhood<br />

education centres, for children up to<br />

Year 10 (around 14 years old) will be<br />

allowed to reopen under alert level 3<br />

but parents and caregivers should,<br />

where they can, keep their children<br />

at home. Schools will be open for<br />

those who need them though.<br />

Students in years 11­13 will<br />

continue to learn at home.<br />

Welfare checks keep elderly connected<br />

Reaching out and connecting with<br />

elderly people in the community has<br />

been afocus for many organisations<br />

in the district during lockdown.<br />

Among them are Age Concern<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> and <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council, who have been working for<br />

Ministry for SocialDevelopment<br />

(MSD) making sure elderly residents<br />

are not missing out during lockdown<br />

restrictions.<br />

Age Concern MidCanterbury<br />

president Trish Small said there had<br />

been many telephone calls to the<br />

organisation, whichwere being<br />

answered by manager Dianna<br />

Leonard who was working from<br />

home.<br />

“We havebeen very,very busy<br />

with inquiries, both from concerned<br />

relatives who don’t live in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

to check systems are in place for<br />

their elderly relatives, to people<br />

themselves ringing in with inquiries,”<br />

Mrs Small said.<br />

“Dianna has been fielding the calls<br />

…and directing them to the right<br />

place or offering suggestions.”<br />

Canterbury­wide, Age Concern<br />

had received more than 400 calls<br />

Grocery drops to elderly residents are commonplace during<br />

lockdown.<br />

from people concerned about<br />

themselves, family, friends or<br />

neighbours. And the need to<br />

maintain contact was highlighted last<br />

week by the death of an elderly<br />

woman in Christchurch.<br />

The pensioner, who lived alone,<br />

had not been seenbyneighbours for<br />

many days before policewere called<br />

to carryout awelfare check.<br />

In <strong>Ashburton</strong>, Age Concern are<br />

making suretokeep in touch with<br />

members by phone and offering<br />

support.<br />

Mrs Small said there was also<br />

constant communication with Age<br />

Concern’s head office in Wellington<br />

aboutwhat each branch was doing to<br />

support their elderly community’s<br />

health and wellbeing and whatmore<br />

can be done.<br />

“We realise there are alot of<br />

people we don’t havecontact details<br />

for, so peoplecan contact us on<br />

3086817 (and speak to Dianna, or<br />

leave amessage).”<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council chief<br />

executive officer Hamish Riach, in<br />

an address to council, said staff in<br />

council’s People and Capabilities<br />

team were reassigned or helping<br />

other sectorsofthe community.<br />

There were extra staff assigned to<br />

the council0800 number and helping<br />

MSD contact by telephone some of<br />

the 12,000 elderly people across<br />

Canterbury.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> staff were enjoying<br />

connecting with different people.<br />

There had been alot of praise during<br />

the telephone calls as wellasthe odd<br />

dinner invitation.<br />

He said 44 council staff had been<br />

redeployed and were helping Civil<br />

Defence, the community­based<br />

assessment centre at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital and deliveringpharmacy,<br />

food or goods itemsand Meals On<br />

Wheels.<br />

Mr Riach said there was no<br />

significant need for more people in<br />

these roles, but rather aneedto<br />

continue the level already<br />

established.<br />

Local news at www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Rent holiday<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Licensing Trust has<br />

givenits tenants aone­month<br />

‘‘rentholiday’’ and willoffera<br />

delayed paymentoption for a<br />

second month in agesture of<br />

support during the coronavirus<br />

lockdown. Trust general manager<br />

Rob Reid said the trust had 17<br />

tenants in Somerset House,as<br />

well as thoseatthe Tinwald<br />

Tavern complex andHotel<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>. It had obtained the<br />

wagessubsidy for its own staff,<br />

including thoseat the Devon<br />

Tavern, abusiness still owned and<br />

operated by the trust. Mr Reid<br />

said support was intendedtoease<br />

tenants through the unsettling<br />

times.<br />

Skifields hope<br />

Mt Huttskifield’sparent<br />

company NZSki is still hopeful<br />

that the <strong>2020</strong> season can still be<br />

enjoyed by skiers and<br />

snowboarders. NZSki boss Paul<br />

Anderson said the ski industry was<br />

still waitingfor government<br />

decisions on alertlevels. While it<br />

was ‘‘impossible’’ for skifieldsto<br />

operate under level 4restrictions<br />

and ‘‘improbable’’under level 3,<br />

he believed skifieldscould operate<br />

underlevel2.But, even in a‘‘bestcase<br />

scenario’’, skier numbers<br />

were expected to be down by at<br />

least two­thirds.<br />

YMCA board<br />

YMCA South and Mid<br />

Canterbury is seekingnew<br />

members to join avolunteer<br />

governance board. Anyone with a<br />

passionfor making adifference in<br />

the community and desire to<br />

enable young people to succeed is<br />

encouraged to contact YMCA.<br />

For acopy of the job description<br />

or to findout more contact Barrie<br />

Suteratbazsuter@xtra.co.nz or<br />

on 021 169 0324.<br />

Green rail<br />

The Greens have included<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> in an intercityelectric<br />

rail projectthatcould stimulate<br />

the economypost Covid­19. The<br />

proposal is for $9 billion intercity<br />

rail investment over10years to<br />

roll out fast, electric passenger<br />

services connecting key provincial<br />

centres with Christchurch,<br />

Wellington and Auckland. Over<br />

time it would see fast trains<br />

connecting Rangiora and<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> with Christchurch, and<br />

eventually Timaru.<br />

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong>, Page 9<br />

Stand at Dawn campaign<br />

planned for Anzac Day<br />

Public Anzac Day services to honour<br />

past and present veterans and service<br />

personnel will be different this year: we<br />

will remember them together, but<br />

apart.<br />

Due to Covid­19 restrictions and the<br />

fact many of New Zealand’s Returned<br />

Soldiers’ Association (RSA) members<br />

are in the 70 years­plus age group, a<br />

nationwide campaign to Stand at Dawn<br />

is planned.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> RSA president Merv<br />

Brenton said the campaign, organised<br />

by the New Zealand Defence Force<br />

and RSA National, is calling for people<br />

to stand together on <strong>April</strong> 25 at 6am,<br />

while tuned into anational radio<br />

broadcast via 101.3FM.<br />

Even though public Anzac Services<br />

are unable to go ahead, it does not<br />

mean that the tradition of<br />

remembering and commemorating<br />

veterans and service personnel should<br />

be cancelled too.<br />

The Stand at Dawn campaign asks<br />

for people across New Zealand to<br />

stand at their mailboxes, at their front<br />

doors, in their living rooms or<br />

backyards to listen to the dawn service<br />

broadcast on radio.<br />

Mr Brenton said alocal initiative was<br />

also calling for people to stand for a<br />

moment’s remembrance at 11am,<br />

which was the usual time for the civic<br />

service in the district.<br />

Both times are achance to<br />

remember the sacrifices made and<br />

those which continue to be made by our<br />

servicemen and servicewomen who are<br />

called upon to serve New Zealand<br />

during times of war, conflict and<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> RSA president Merv Brenton has apoppy, made by his fouryear-old<br />

grandson Thomas, on his mailbox.<br />

disaster.<br />

Awebsite (www.standatdawn.com)<br />

has been set up with activities for the<br />

whole family to do to commemorate<br />

Anzac Day. They include making<br />

poppies, decorating letterboxes and<br />

researching family members who<br />

served New Zealand.<br />

Mr Brenton has ahomemade feltpoppy<br />

on his mailbox created by his<br />

four­year­old grandson Thomas. He<br />

also has agiant poppy on his lawn with<br />

two white crosses as acommemoration<br />

to the national day.<br />

RSA president Merv Brenton<br />

No services, but we<br />

will remember them<br />

‘‘This would have to be one<br />

of the most unusual Anzac<br />

Day addresses that one will<br />

hopefully ever have to give in<br />

their lifetime, no services<br />

this year and with all the<br />

pomp and ceremony that is<br />

the usual on Anzac day, all<br />

cancelled, but we can all still<br />

Stand at Dawn (6am on the<br />

25th) as anation to<br />

remember all those that<br />

sacrificed so much during<br />

times of war.<br />

‘‘The current situation<br />

means we can now physically<br />

relate to some of those<br />

sacrifices made by our<br />

Anzacs and their families in<br />

times gone by, lockdown,<br />

isolation and to the unknown<br />

future, from in this case a<br />

virus as the enemy which<br />

isn’t visible until it hits you.<br />

Neither were the bullets our<br />

soldiers faced.<br />

‘‘All experiences our<br />

soldiers and families<br />

endured during times of war,<br />

all without social media and<br />

the daily updates as to the<br />

current situation, very scary<br />

it must have been.<br />

‘‘We have all heard how<br />

hard it was from stories told<br />

to us by grandparents and<br />

some of you will have<br />

personal memories to some<br />

of the hardships, relating to<br />

supply and availability of<br />

necessities to healthy living<br />

during those times.<br />

‘‘None of us thought about<br />

the possibility of rationing,<br />

the norm in these situations<br />

in the past, but with the<br />

hoarding of toilet paper,<br />

flour, sanitizers and hand<br />

washes and the like by some,<br />

should there have been<br />

ration books to stop the<br />

supermarket stampedes,<br />

would we have coped? I<br />

don’t think so.<br />

‘‘This situation we are in is<br />

aworldwide pandemic, it is<br />

not …nation verse nation,<br />

ethnic group verse ethnic<br />

group, religion verse religion<br />

…itsimply affects us all.<br />

‘‘It is now time to stand as<br />

one and give support to all<br />

others, especially those less<br />

fortunate than ourselves.<br />

‘‘We are now anation of fit<br />

individuals going by the<br />

numbers out walking daily<br />

and all will have abetter<br />

knowledge and<br />

understanding of your<br />

neighbourhoods.<br />

‘‘We may not be able to<br />

celebrate Anzac Day as<br />

normal but our thoughts still<br />

go out to all those affected<br />

by war and now Covid­19,<br />

the words We will never<br />

forget them still rings true.<br />

‘‘Stay safe, stay in your<br />

bubbles and ask for help if<br />

required, don’t be asilent<br />

lonely hero.’’


Page 10, <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

DEATHS<br />

MAW, Charles Amos:<br />

With sadness we<br />

announce the peaceful<br />

passing of Charlie on<br />

Tuesday 14th <strong>April</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

at Rosebank, <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

aged 93. Dearly loved<br />

husband of Joyce for 66<br />

years. Cherished father<br />

of Elizabeth (deceased)<br />

and John Chynoweth,<br />

Leslie and Annette,<br />

Geoffrey, Ian and Vicki.<br />

Loved grandfather of<br />

Richard and Tracey,<br />

Sara and TJ, Jacqui and<br />

Brad and Grant. Adored<br />

great grandad to Jaryn,<br />

McKenna, Andee, Freya,<br />

Xanthe, Charlie and<br />

Thomas. The family wish<br />

to send their special<br />

thanks to the caring staff<br />

at Rosebank fortheir care<br />

of Charlie over the past<br />

years. Messages to the<br />

Maw Family. 1433 Back<br />

Track, RD12Rakaia. Due<br />

to COVID19 a private<br />

burial will take place.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

FORBES, Grace Lillian:<br />

(formerly Smart)<br />

17/4/1937-18/4/<strong>2020</strong><br />

Passed away peacefully at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> hospital with<br />

her belovedsonsMichael<br />

and Robert byher side.<br />

Loving wife to the late<br />

Ash Forbes, mum to<br />

Robyn (deceased). Much<br />

loved Mum to Gary and<br />

Jody (Perth) and mum in<br />

law toDebbie. Loved by<br />

her grandchildren,<br />

Angela, Vicki, Jason,<br />

Siobhorn, Logan, Dillon,<br />

Liam and Brearna. Loved<br />

great Nana, tobegreat<br />

great Nana, sister, aunty,<br />

cousin and to many a<br />

friend.<br />

Gracewill be greatly<br />

missed by us all,<br />

her humour,cooking,<br />

knitting,crafts, cardsand<br />

housie.<br />

Anymessages can be sent<br />

to mike.smart1<strong>23</strong>456@<br />

gmail.com. The boy’s<br />

respectfully request<br />

that in lieu of flowers<br />

donations can be<br />

made to the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Cancer Society. Aprivate<br />

cremation will be held<br />

for Grace but due to the<br />

current circumstances<br />

we are unable to hold a<br />

memorial however we<br />

will look at doing so at a<br />

laterdate.<br />

FamilyNotices<br />

DEATHS<br />

PAGE, Joy Leonie, on<br />

<strong>April</strong> 16, <strong>2020</strong>. Passed<br />

away peacefully at<br />

Rosebank Resthome,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged 78<br />

years. Dearly loved sister<br />

of Brian Oliver, and much<br />

loved aunty of all her<br />

nieces and nephews.<br />

Will be dearly missed by<br />

her good friend Dorothy<br />

and the Lefeber family.<br />

Messages to POBox 472,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>7740. Aspecial<br />

thank you tothe staff at<br />

Rosebank Resthome for<br />

their loving care of Joy.<br />

At Joy’s request aprivate<br />

cremation has been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

WELLS, Natalie Doreen:<br />

on <strong>April</strong> 14, <strong>2020</strong>: Passed<br />

away peacefully at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital. Aged<br />

87 years. Dearly loved<br />

wife of the late Arthur<br />

George Wells. Cherished<br />

mother and mother in<br />

law of Alison and John<br />

Menary, Graeme and<br />

Megan Wells, Jennifer and<br />

Mark Holmes, Carolyn and<br />

Jeffery Menzies, Kenneth<br />

Wells and Robert Wells.<br />

Treasured grandmother of<br />

all her grandchildren and<br />

their partners: Lisa and<br />

Ben, Carl and Victoria, and<br />

Talia and Cameron; Ashley<br />

and Emily and Clawrence;<br />

Callum and Toni, Courtney<br />

and Karl and Brittaney and<br />

Blair; Cameron and Henni,<br />

Kerris and Sabrina; Braden<br />

and Hilary; Aleisha and<br />

Mikayla and Cameron.<br />

Loved great grandmother<br />

of Ari, Freya, Isla, Tessa<br />

and Noah. Messages to<br />

the Wells Family, POBox<br />

472, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740. We<br />

would like to acknowledge<br />

the wonderful care given<br />

by ward 1 <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital. Because of the<br />

current circumstances a<br />

private burial has taken<br />

place. It is proposed to<br />

hold a memorial service<br />

at St Stephens Anglican<br />

Church at alaterdate.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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IN MEMORIAM<br />

COULTER Craig:<br />

In loving memory of a<br />

much loved husband<br />

anddad taken from us <strong>23</strong><br />

<strong>April</strong>2019.<br />

Youare<br />

missed each<br />

and everyday,<br />

for youwere<br />

someone special<br />

who meant moretous<br />

than wordscan ever say<br />

Loved and remembered<br />

always<br />

Carolyn, Lucy, Holly; Lee,<br />

Sophie,Charlie; and Vinny<br />

COULTER Craig:<br />

One year ago you left us<br />

Dad.<br />

We will always remember,<br />

that special smile,<br />

that caring heart,<br />

the special hugs,<br />

youalways gaveus.<br />

Youbeing there,<br />

for Mum and us,<br />

through all times<br />

no matter what.<br />

We will always remember<br />

youDad.<br />

Love forever<br />

Lucy and Holly xx<br />

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Online meat sales take off<br />

By Mick Jensen<br />

Trading mighthave looked uncertain whenlockdown<br />

restrictions started, but Netherby Meats is now going great<br />

guns and an online salesplatform is keeping nine staff<br />

members in full time employment.<br />

Demand is so great that business owner MikeHanson<br />

is considering taking on more people to help with<br />

deliveries and otherjobs.<br />

‘‘Forthe first coupleofweekswedidn’t really know<br />

what we wereallowedtodo ­wewere open, then closed<br />

and then open again,’’said Mr Hanson.<br />

Staffwere working five to 10 hours aweek and he was<br />

wonderingwhat the futureheld.<br />

He had applied for the Government’swage subsidy and<br />

things were not looking too great.<br />

‘‘I found myself stuck with $20,000 worth of meat that<br />

I’d ordered before lockdown and thought I’d be allowed<br />

to sell.<br />

‘‘I wasn’tsure what to do with it. But thenthe story was<br />

shared on television and countlessofferscame in from<br />

people wanting to buy it.’’<br />

Thosebuying it had donated the meat to Ronald<br />

McDonald House, the Salvation Armyand othercauses,<br />

‘‘which was quite amazing really’’.<br />

Mr Hansonsaid themeat had been snapped up in just<br />

two days.<br />

NetherbyMeatstarted offering online sales on <strong>April</strong>6,<br />

with the first delivery three days later.<br />

On day one therewere 150 orders, and 100 on day two.<br />

Saleshad continued to be brisk, said Mr Hanson, and<br />

all of his staff were busyworking full days.<br />

‘‘Customersare happy to orderonline.<br />

‘‘They tick the items they want, pay online and then we<br />

deliver.’’<br />

Mr Hanson said local orders weredelivered by his staff<br />

and acourier had been usedfor orders received from<br />

Timaru, Geraldine and Christchurch.<br />

He had put the time into developingthe online sales<br />

Labour List MP Jo Luxton<br />

Thank you to ateam of five million<br />

Thiscolumn is about your unity,your sacrifice, and your<br />

success so far.You should be enormously proud of what<br />

we are achievingtogether, even though there’s plenty<br />

moretodo.<br />

We’re showing that ateamoffive million, working<br />

together, really can take ahuge step towards the goal of<br />

eliminatingCovid­19from New Zealand.<br />

Now we havetofinish the job.<br />

As you will have heard, New Zealand willmove out of<br />

alert level 4after Anzac Day, on <strong>April</strong> 28. The<br />

Government wouldnot have been abletomake that<br />

decision without your efforts. Across New Zealandwe<br />

cametogetherasone team. We went hard,and early, to<br />

protect our bubbles and breakthe chain of transmission.<br />

So far, your efforts looktobepayingoff.<br />

Our infection rate (thenumber of caseseach person<br />

withthe virus passesitonto) is now 0.48 (as at Monday),<br />

lessthan half aperson each.Overseas the averageismore<br />

thanfive times as high.That progressisthanks to you.<br />

Nearly every case identified since <strong>April</strong>1isrelatedto<br />

an existing cluster or personwith the virus. Fewer than 10<br />

cases don’thave one of thoseclear links, whichisjust 0.6<br />

per cent of the total number of cases. Thatsmall number<br />

is thanks to you, too.<br />

In addition, we have now testedover 85,000New<br />

Zealanders for Covid­19and almostall those testsare<br />

negative. Thatgives me confidence the risk of hidden<br />

communitytransmission is low.<br />

Netherby Meats owner Mike Hanson is flat out<br />

with online meat orders.<br />

platform, but it was ‘‘paying off big time’’.<br />

‘‘I will keep it up and running post­lockdown, because<br />

people are gettingusedtoitand it is aconvenient wayfor<br />

some to shop.’’<br />

NetherbyMeats has alsobeen operating amobile<br />

abattoir, and therehas been gooddemand from local<br />

farmers.<br />

Mr Hansonwas still lookingforward to restrictions<br />

beinglifted and his shop reopening but believed under<br />

alertlevel 3the shop would remainclosed, which would<br />

be disappointingbut something he had to accept.<br />

Six projects put forward for funds<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> DistrictCouncil<br />

hopes to hear by theend of the<br />

month if sixprojects, including a<br />

second <strong>Ashburton</strong> River bridge, will<br />

be part of government’s economic<br />

stimulus packagepost­Covid­19.<br />

The Government has tagged$800<br />

million forshovel­ready<br />

infrastructure projectsthat can start<br />

in thenext six monthsorassoon as<br />

the constructionindustryreturns to<br />

normal.<br />

Councils all over the country<br />

scrambled to putforwardprojects<br />

and thefundhas beenmassively<br />

over­subscribed.Auckland councils<br />

submitted 90 projectsand<br />

Wellington councils submitted<br />

projectsworth $1.3billion.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> DistrictCouncilchief<br />

executiveHamish Riach said the<br />

volumeand scale of theprojects was<br />

extraordinary butcouncil staff had<br />

workedhard overthe Easterbreak<br />

to make sure <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s projects<br />

stood thegreatestchance of being<br />

among those selected by Crown<br />

Infrastructure Partners.<br />

“It will be reallyinteresting to see<br />

how theCrown Infrastructure<br />

Partners canassess themountain of<br />

applicationsfrom across the<br />

country.”<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Mayor NeilBrownis<br />

hopeful<strong>Ashburton</strong>projectswillbe<br />

among those selected,given the<br />

South Islandmissed out on the<br />

Government’s Infrastructure<br />

Upgradepackageearlierthisyear.<br />

The council has rankedits projects<br />

across different categories, with the<br />

already­planned secondbridge over<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Riverontop.Italso<br />

submitted applications forthe<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Libraryand Civic Centre,<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong>relief sewer,Methven<br />

water supply upgrade, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

railsiding relocationand safety<br />

improvementsonroadfreightroutes<br />

likeInland 72.<br />

The Government saiditwould<br />

consider funding projects around<br />

water, transport, clean energy and<br />

buildings, that would have apublic or<br />

regionalgood, createjobsand be<br />

abletoget under way in six months.<br />

Althoughthe Crown was seeking<br />

larger projects, over $10m,which<br />

would have an immediate<br />

stimulatory effectonthe<br />

construction industry, smaller<br />

projects are alsobeingconsideredif<br />

theydemonstrate adirect and<br />

immediate benefit to regional<br />

economies andcommunities in<br />

which theyare based.<br />

In short, our team of five millioneffortisdoing the job<br />

we set out to do.<br />

Do not underestimate whatyou have achieved so far.<br />

The situationtoday couldhave beenvery different. But<br />

rememberthis is amarathon, not asprint.<br />

As we move to alert level3,let’s not waste this chance<br />

to eliminate the virus by losing our focusordiscipline.<br />

We’re not out of the woods yet.Any complacency now can<br />

undoeveryone’shardwork.<br />

Schools will reopen on <strong>April</strong>29, but remember<br />

attendance is voluntary –parents shouldkeep children at<br />

homeifthey can.The small number of children attending<br />

willprimarily be the childrenofparents who have to<br />

return to their workplace.<br />

Winning the fight against this virus is the best way to<br />

savelives, butit’s alsothe bestthingwecan do for our<br />

economy. That’s why there are stillstrict measuresinplace<br />

at alert level 3.<br />

Our aim is to enterlockdownonce,doitright,and<br />

hopefullynever return. We all wanttomove down alert<br />

levels as soon as we safely can. That’s the best way to<br />

protect jobs and get our economy on the road to recovery,<br />

too.<br />

The discipline we have displayed at alertlevel 4must<br />

now become the hallmark of our actions in alert level 3.<br />

Kia kaha Mid Canterbury, you have shown your<br />

resilience and communityspiritduring this alert level4<br />

lockdown, let’s finish the job.


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong>, Page 11<br />

Rural&Lifestyle<br />

Broccoli, lettuce crops in<br />

By Toni Williams<br />

Staff at LeaderBrandhave adapted at<br />

work to makesure they are keeping<br />

themselves, andtheir workmates, safe<br />

fromCovid­19infection.<br />

Thehorticultural business has farms<br />

at Chertsey andGisborneand employs<br />

around200 permanent staff<br />

nationwide, with an additional300<br />

people during summer harvest.<br />

At Chertsey around 40 staff have<br />

been busyharvesting broccoli and<br />

lettuce destined for the supermarket<br />

shelves.There arealsoaround six staff<br />

in Christchurch who are workingin<br />

sales and able to workfrom home.<br />

LeaderBrand chiefexecutiveofficer<br />

Richard Burke said it was abusy time<br />

but nationwidethe biggest onerouson<br />

staff was around the way they<br />

operated.<br />

‘‘There are massivechanges, butthe<br />

teamacross the countryhave come on<br />

board.<br />

As aserviceprovider to the farming<br />

sector, we areavailable during these<br />

restrictions to ensureour farmers are<br />

able to carryonfarming –<br />

7days aweek!<br />

As our showroom is closed during the<br />

lockdown period,all customers will<br />

need to ring or email ahead to order<br />

parts and service.<br />

We will then arrange asafe<br />

non-contactpick up foryou.<br />

We areavailable by phone or email<br />

between the hours of<br />

8.00am –5.00pm, 7daysaweek.<br />

Phone Paul on 308 6509 or 027 431 5513,<br />

or email us on palmeragriparts@xtra.co.nz<br />

‘‘The guys havereallytakenon<br />

board the safety side of having to<br />

continue to work each day,’’hesaid.<br />

Mr Burke saidthe Covid­19<br />

lockdown hadcreated a‘‘big<br />

challenge’’not onlyinhow harvest<br />

operationswere carried outbut also<br />

with marketdemand.<br />

‘‘Thereisnoreal pattern to it,’’ he<br />

said,ofconsumers buyingtrends.<br />

‘‘The market is completely<br />

different.’’<br />

Theteamwereworking on<br />

harvesting and ‘‘so far,sogood, we’re<br />

on track,’’and even withstrictharvest<br />

and distribution rules in place, due to<br />

branding,therehad been minimal<br />

wastewithmarketsfound forproduce.<br />

Mr Burkesaidthe company would<br />

‘‘keep pushing thoseexisting lines’’.<br />

‘‘It’shard work,you don’t know<br />

what’s normal,’’hesaid.<br />

‘‘We are lucky we have ateam<br />

dedicated to turn up toworkeachday<br />

whenothersare stuck at home.’’<br />

Environment awards take<br />

new, innovative approach<br />

Organisers of the Ballance Farm<br />

Environment Award are taking an<br />

innovative approach to announcing this<br />

year’s award recipients.<br />

Due to the nationwide Covid­19<br />

response, the remaining award<br />

functions will go online and virtual<br />

regional announcementswill be made<br />

from <strong>April</strong>22.<br />

Each Wednesday at 7.30pm an<br />

announcement videowill go on<br />

YouTube and then all the latest<br />

information and video links will be<br />

available on the nzfeatrust.org.nz<br />

website.<br />

Run by the New Zealand Farm<br />

EnvironmentTrust, the annual<br />

Ballance Farm Environment Awards<br />

champion sustainable farming and<br />

growing.<br />

Generalmanager James Ryansays<br />

he’s delighted thatthis year’s award<br />

entrants and recipients are being<br />

celebrated in anew and creative way.<br />

‘‘“It’sdifficult to predict when life<br />

will return to normal. However, what I<br />

do know is that it’s important to have<br />

events to look forwardto–where we<br />

catch­upand celebratethe best of<br />

humanity. So this year –reflecting the<br />

innovation andagility of our entrants –<br />

we'retaking an innovative approach to<br />

announcing award recipients.”<br />

The East Coast andCanterbury<br />

awardrecipientshave already been<br />

announced.<br />

Regenerative agriculture<br />

Beef +LambNZ is undertaking aglobal<br />

study into regenerative agriculture.<br />

The purpose is to understand similarities<br />

and differences to New Zealand farming<br />

practices, and the opportunities itmight<br />

present for farmers.<br />

Regenerative agriculture is an approach<br />

to farming which seeks to engage conservation<br />

goals such as improving soiland water<br />

health and mitigating climate change.<br />

The B+LNZ study will look at the<br />

market potential of regenerative agriculture;<br />

what it means to experts and the<br />

wider industry as well as Government,<br />

consumer and expert perceptions of the<br />

industry.<br />

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Andrew Stephenson, wife Phillippa and children Maddy and Hunter.<br />

Giant hay bunny created<br />

The Stephenson family,<br />

of Fords Road,<br />

Willowby, spent Easter<br />

Saturday creating agiant<br />

female bunny to lure­in<br />

the Easter Bunny and<br />

put asmile on the faces<br />

of people driving past.<br />

And it worked.<br />

The bunny, made of<br />

hay bales, shaped plastic<br />

from empty 200­litre<br />

drums (ears) k­line pods<br />

(for eyes), alkathene<br />

pipe (for whiskers) and<br />

has painted arms and<br />

features, including long<br />

eyelashes, sits in a<br />

paddock facing the road.<br />

It has had alot of<br />

interest from passing motorists, including Police,<br />

going about their essential travels and successfully<br />

lured the Easter Bunny who arrived the following day<br />

much to the delight of seven year old Maddy and two<br />

year old Hunter.<br />

But he didn’t make his Easter delivery easy; he left<br />

12 clues around the farm which lead to the discovery<br />

of achocolate egg stash.<br />

With the help of parents Andrew and Phillippa, the<br />

children followed the clues which took three hours<br />

for the family to crack and included travelling the<br />

length and width of the <strong>23</strong>0 hectare Park Lane Dairy<br />

farm, where Mr Stephenson is farm manager. The<br />

CoBee creators Abby Henderson-Geddes, 12,<br />

and Maddy Wilson-Stephenson, 7, with two year<br />

old Hunter Stephenson.<br />

farm is aFonterra<br />

supplier, milking 650<br />

cows during the season,<br />

and 150 cows wintermilking,<br />

on a54Rotary<br />

platform.<br />

At the other side of<br />

the farm ­onLongbeach<br />

Road next to some<br />

nervous looking Belgium<br />

blue calves up for sale ­<br />

sits agiant teddy bear,<br />

named CoBee, which is<br />

also drawing attention.<br />

CoBee is arural<br />

tribute to the nationwide<br />

windowsill movement<br />

and was made days<br />

before his neighbouring<br />

female bunny rabbit. It is<br />

the ‘brainbear' of Henderson­Geddes siblings<br />

Caitlyn, 14, and Abby, 12, (who are also good at<br />

organising scavenger hunts) and neighbour Maddy<br />

Wilson­Stephenson.<br />

The trio may live at different houses on Park Lane<br />

Dairy farm, which has been in the Geddes family of<br />

David and Jill for the past 50 years, but researched<br />

and designed the bear together from other rural<br />

creations around the country. It is made from large<br />

hay rounds (body and head), hay bales (arms), tyres<br />

(ears) with painted features; Mr Stephenson, no<br />

stranger to making oversized novelty animals, which<br />

he did in England, did the tractor work.<br />

More nitrous oxide research needed, say Feds<br />

Arecent finding that livestockare<br />

responsible for less nitrous oxide than<br />

previouslyestimated underlines the value of<br />

in­depth research and accurate data,says<br />

Federated Farmers.<br />

‘‘Achieving net­zero nitrous oxide<br />

emissions by 2050 will not be easy to do, but<br />

is nonetheless atask we are committed to,’’<br />

said Federated Farmers climate change<br />

spokespersonAndrewHoggard.<br />

‘‘Thedifficulty in reducing nitrous oxide<br />

is due to the emissions being mainly caused<br />

by the urineoflivestockproviding too much<br />

nitrogen for the soil to absorb. While<br />

nitrogen is good for plant growth, when<br />

there is too muchnitrogen in one spot, some<br />

will be releasedinto the air as nitrous<br />

oxide.’’<br />

‘‘The absurdimpracticality of measuring<br />

the emissions caused by the urine of<br />

individual livestock on farm means that<br />

totalsare estimated using models and the<br />

best scientific research on hand.<br />

‘‘Unlike afactory,wecannotuse adevice<br />

to directly measure the emissions from<br />

animalsonfarms and must attemptto<br />

estimate complex biologicalprocess as best<br />

as we can.’’<br />

New research undertaken by Kiwi<br />

scientistsshow that urine deposited by<br />

livestock on hilly terrain spreadsover a<br />

larger area and is therefore able to be better<br />

absorbed by the soil.<br />

‘‘The new research resultsina1,700 kt<br />

CO2­ereduction in agriculturalnitrous<br />

oxide emissions estimatedfor 2017, an<br />

almost 20% reduction,’’ said Mr Hoggard.<br />

The bulk of these reductions came from<br />

sheep and beeflivestock on steep slopes,but<br />

alack of data resulted in the assumption<br />

being made that all dairy cattle were located<br />

entirely on flat terrain.<br />

‘‘We encourage the researchers and<br />

officials to continue to work with the<br />

agriculture industry in New Zealand in<br />

order to alsomake thisinnovative research<br />

applicable to Kiwidairyfarmers.<br />

‘‘This research results in hill country<br />

sheep and beef nitrous oxide emissions<br />

being reduced by about two­thirds and onethird<br />

respectively in the emissions inventory<br />

back to 1990.<br />

‘‘Farmers acrossNew Zealand are<br />

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong>, Page 13<br />

Property Brokersare<br />

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As we contemplatethe transition out of Lock-Down-Level4it is apoignanttimetoconsider<br />

what the impactoflast 4weeks will meanforall of as individual’s, our families, our businesses<br />

and the communitieswe liveinover the next fewweeks or months.All essential workers and<br />

sectors who have unselfishly worked through this period aretobe applauded. This includes<br />

the work of our farmersplus support industries to agricultureas theyhave continued on<br />

throughthis period to keep the economic wheels turning via supply of food domestically and<br />

maintaining export earnings.<br />

If nothing else the nationwide lock-down has never emphasised morethe importance of our<br />

agricultural base and economyinourcommunity, country and the world. Agriculturehastobe<br />

an integral part of the strategy to lead New Zealand out of this economic crisis. All of us will<br />

have adifferentview of howthis is achieved. Howeverit’s not the timeforseveral agenda’s,<br />

politics, themor us, city vs country mentality. As anationweare all in this together so key<br />

partners to agricultureneed to unified. With acommongoal to assist the primary sector<br />

remain akeyexport and economic driver in arecovery.<br />

Thereis arealneed forour rural financiersmorethan everto supportour farmers by<br />

maintaining the supply of capital andrecirculating capital repaid by farmersdirectly back<br />

into agriculture(not the residential property market). Enabling farmerstoinvest andenhance<br />

productivitythrough technology, on-farm performance, meeting environmental standards,<br />

increasing scale to maintain competitiveness on the world stage arefundamentaltoa<br />

recovery. The revenue from export receipts will provide the capital to our local economyand<br />

filter down to all sectors including those that have suffered asignificantdownturn.<br />

Other partners include central, regional and local governmentwith investmentinrural<br />

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environmentalexpectations and supportforworkers who have lost employmenttoretrain and<br />

work in the agricultural sector toreplace overseas workers.<br />

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Locked Down but Not Locked Out<br />

Likemany, our team has transitioned prior to Level4from theoffice or officeon wheels to<br />

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remoteAML areall nowfirmly part of the tool-box.<br />

Locked downhas definitely not meantlocked out forthe Property Brokers rural team. Activity<br />

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All of Mid Canty back<br />

in Rangitata electorate<br />

Rakaia, Chertsey, Dorie, Pendarves and Lauriston are<br />

back in the Rangitata electorate, after an adjustment<br />

of electoral boundaries.<br />

The change affects some 3300 voters inthose rural<br />

areas who werepart of the Selwyn electorate in the last<br />

general election.<br />

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon had been lobbying<br />

for them to return to his electorate and said having all<br />

of Mid Canterbury in the same electorate made<br />

complete sense.<br />

He was among more than 400 people who made<br />

submissions to the Representation Commission when<br />

boundaries were reviewed last year. Other submitters<br />

from Geraldine said they wanted to be part of the<br />

Rangitata electorate, but they remain in the Waitaki<br />

electorate.<br />

Selwyn electorate loses Banks Peninsula, which is<br />

merged with eastern parts of Christchurch previously<br />

in the Port Hills electorate.<br />

Changes around the country range from major to<br />

minor. Anew seat proposed as Flat Bush will instead<br />

be named Takanini. Other name changes are Helensville,<br />

which becomes Kaipara ki Mahurangi, Hunua<br />

becomes Port Waikato and Rimutaka becomes<br />

Remutaka.<br />

Mr Falloon said he was happy the commission had<br />

agreed with his submission.<br />

‘‘I put forward what I thought was a pretty<br />

compelling case to have the Rakaia River as the<br />

boundary rather than where it has been at Dromore<br />

corner, which alot of people found quite odd.’’<br />

He and Selwyn MP Amy Adams had operated a‘‘no<br />

wrong door’’ policy, which meant he had helped people<br />

in places like Rakaia, Chertsey and Lauriston despite<br />

them being in the neighbouring electorate.<br />

‘‘I’ll continue to do that until the election, and<br />

beyond that Idon’t take anything for granted.’<br />

‘‘I’ve worked hard to be a strong voice for our<br />

district in Parliament and I’ll keeping working hard<br />

every day to earn the support of people to do so again.’’<br />

Temporary work visas extended<br />

Mid Canterbury workers on temporary<br />

work visas, like thousands of<br />

others around the country, have<br />

had their visas extended by Immigration<br />

New Zealand because of<br />

the Covid­19 pandemic.<br />

Visas due to expire between<br />

<strong>April</strong> 2 and July 9 have been<br />

automatically extended by Immigration<br />

New Zealand (INZ) until<br />

September 25.<br />

The temporary visas total around<br />

270,000 and cover work, visitor,<br />

student and limited visas.<br />

Federated Farmers and Dairy<br />

NZ were among those asking the<br />

Government to consider extending<br />

visas for migrants already working<br />

in New Zealand when the extent of<br />

the coronavirus became known and<br />

when borders were set to close.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> immigration consultant<br />

Maria Jimenez said the visa<br />

extension decision was after an<br />

Epidemic Management Notice had<br />

been issued to INZ which meant<br />

that their current instructions were<br />

no longer practical.<br />

It was good news and areassurance<br />

for Mid Canterbury workers<br />

and others on temporary work<br />

visas.<br />

Entry into New Zealand was only<br />

open to NZ citizens and residence<br />

visa holders, although INZ was<br />

allowing very limited exceptions to<br />

assist certain circumstances such as<br />

humanitarian reasons and essential<br />

health workers.<br />

‘‘INZ also needstomake atough<br />

decision on which visa type needs<br />

to be prioritized. Health care<br />

workers who have a job offer to<br />

start from March <strong>2020</strong> to June <strong>2020</strong><br />

are prioritized because they will be<br />

working for critical purposes. On<br />

the other hand, anumber of visa<br />

programmes have been suspended,<br />

not cancelled, just suspended.’’<br />

They included expressions of<br />

interest for the skilled migrant and<br />

parent categories.<br />

Ms Jimenez, a licensed immigration<br />

adviser, said INZ needed to<br />

accommodate a huge number of<br />

changes because of the Covid­19<br />

pandemic.<br />

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Footballers urged<br />

to stay fit, practise<br />

Mid Canterbury United Football<br />

Club development officer Darren<br />

Cavill is encouraging football players<br />

around the district to keep up their<br />

fitness and skills levels and to prepare<br />

for afootball season.<br />

He is hopeful some sort of season<br />

will happen after Covid­19<br />

restrictions, but says any season start<br />

will not be before May 30 at the<br />

earliest.<br />

‘‘New Zealand Football and its<br />

seven Federations have announced<br />

that the community football<br />

postponement has been extended<br />

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REFILLS<br />

Small LPG cylinders<br />

Off Street Parking<br />

Available<br />

Arthur Cates Ltd<br />

26 McNally Street<br />

Ph 308 5397<br />

Riverside Industrial Estate<br />

LPG REFILLS<br />

9kg cylinders<br />

$27.50<br />

Askabout our<br />

deliveryservice<br />

Anysizecylinder filled<br />

17 Grey St,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone 307 2707<br />

2270636<br />

2270677<br />

PEA STRAW Conventional<br />

Bales $5 per bale Medium<br />

Square Pea Straw, barley<br />

straw and linseed bales for<br />

Sale $40 a bale delivery<br />

$10 per bale. Ph<br />

02040<strong>23</strong>3792<br />

Phone Leonie on<br />

308 7664 or email<br />

leonie.marsden@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

FOR LEASE<br />

AWESOME office space for<br />

lease, rent or hire. Park like<br />

setting. Indoor and outdoor<br />

areas. North-west town<br />

boundary. Must view.<br />

Phone 027 475 4241.<br />

STORAGE: Secure self storage<br />

units available long or<br />

short term at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Storage Facilities. Contact<br />

us on 027 436 2636 or www.<br />

ashburtonstoragefacilities.co.nz<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

2264293<br />

URGENT CARE CLINIC<br />

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS<br />

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

Forall other medicalassistanceoutsideofnormal<br />

hours please phone your generalpracticeteam, 24/7,<br />

to speak with ahealth professionalwho will giveyou<br />

free healthadviceonwhattodoorwheretogoifyou<br />

need urgentcare.<br />

If youdon’t have aregular general practice, call any<br />

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.<br />

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your<br />

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.<br />

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong>DutyPractice for ...<br />

Saturday25th <strong>April</strong> is<br />

Sealy Street Medical Practice,Sealy Street.<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.<br />

Sunday26th <strong>April</strong> is<br />

Tinwald Medical Centre,33Archibald Street.<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.<br />

Monday27th <strong>April</strong> is<br />

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road.<br />

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the<br />

weekend and public holidays please telephone<br />

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105<br />

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.<br />

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be on the<br />

answer phone.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,<br />

East Street will be open on ...<br />

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm<br />

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm<br />

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open<br />

normal trading hours during the week,and on<br />

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.<br />

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays<br />

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice<br />

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116<br />

Broughttoyouby<br />

STORAGE available, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Self storage, variety<br />

of sizes. Phone Rainbow<br />

Storage 03 307 0401.<br />

HOME SERVICES<br />

ROOF COATINGS: All roof<br />

types, specializing in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep<br />

roofs not a problem. —<br />

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.<br />

CountdownComplex, East Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755


Local news at www.starnews.co.nz <strong>Ashburton</strong>'s The <strong>Courier</strong>, Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>23</strong>, <strong>2020</strong>, Page 19<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

Having problems with your internal gutter systems?<br />

Do your drains keep blocking,causing leakage into the soffits and even your house?<br />

Areyour soffits falling out due to water rot?<br />

We canconvert your internal gutters to standard external gutters.<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

ALPS<br />

CONTINUOUS SPOUTING<br />

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com<br />

WILSONS<br />

WINDSCREENS<br />

2272201<br />

WE WELCOME ZEK<br />

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TO JOIN OUR TEAM<br />

We areyour one stop glass shop for<br />

AUTO and HOUSE<br />

REPAIR or REPLACE 152 Wills Street,<br />

“Your placeorours” <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Ph.308 8485<br />

Need help with BOOKKEEPINGor<br />

ADMINISTRATIONSUPPORT?<br />

Youdidn’tgointobusiness to do the<br />

books, butwedid!<br />

Let’shaveachatovercoffeeand seehow Ican help<br />

Silvia Haddock 027 2169478<br />

silvia@bradleyrural.co.nz l solutionsbusiness.co.nz<br />

BUILDING and property<br />

solutions. For your complete<br />

alteration or renovation.<br />

We project manage<br />

the whole process. Home<br />

and small commercial.<br />

Qualified tradesmen.<br />

Phone Kiwi Building &<br />

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308<br />

4798, 027 207 1478 or<br />

Cawte 027 418 7955.<br />

CARPET 2You -For all your<br />

flooring needs. Supplier<br />

and installer of carpet and<br />

vinyl, re-stretch & repair<br />

and carpet cleaning. Phone<br />

Mike Gill on 027 491 4210.<br />

CARPET cleaning -Powerful<br />

equipment & fast drying.<br />

Upholstery, mats and rugs.<br />

Experienced owner/operator.<br />

Phone John Cameron<br />

at Supersucker 027 435<br />

1042 or 308 1677.<br />

CHIMNEY sweep - For a<br />

professional service call<br />

Dan McKerrow Chimney<br />

Sweep and Repairs on 021<br />

118 7580.<br />

CHIMNEY sweep. It’s time to<br />

start thinking about it.<br />

Camera inspection carried<br />

out and full inspection<br />

checklist is left for you. Call<br />

Allan 027 209 5026.<br />

COMPUTER problems? For<br />

prompt reliable computer<br />

servicing and laser engraving<br />

contact Kelvin, KJB<br />

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot<br />

Place, <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone<br />

308 8989. SuperGold discount<br />

card accepted.<br />

CONCRETE pavers direct to<br />

you - Best prices, many<br />

sizes, textures and colours<br />

- Paveco, 13 Robinson<br />

Street, Industrial Estate.<br />

2271160<br />

2271214<br />

COMPUTER repairs, sales,<br />

training, setup -wireless -<br />

networks, spyware cleanup.<br />

On-site day or evening.<br />

LOW FEES. Call Robin<br />

Johnstone, Networks<br />

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308<br />

1440 or 027 768 4058.<br />

DENTURES; Dr Peter<br />

Rumping repairs existing<br />

dentures and also provides<br />

new dentures. Phone 027<br />

220 9997.<br />

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,<br />

farm equipment<br />

service and maintenance,<br />

W.O.F. repairs, machining<br />

and welding. Odd jobs a<br />

speciality. Mobile workshop.<br />

Can collect. Phone<br />

Malcolm 027 475 4241.<br />

FLY control and spider<br />

proofing. For all domestic<br />

and industrial pest control<br />

needs phone AJ Kerr at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Pest Control on<br />

03 308 8147 or 027 432<br />

5447.<br />

FURNITURE removals -For<br />

all your household removal<br />

needs call Nudges Furniture<br />

Removals, phone 027<br />

224 0609.<br />

GARDENING, mowing,<br />

pruning, fertilising, projects<br />

or general spruce ups? Call<br />

Andrew at Spruce Gardens<br />

to get the job done right.<br />

027 765 2899 or 03 307 1693.<br />

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz<br />

LEGAL work -Phone Peter<br />

Ragg (<strong>Ashburton</strong> Law) for<br />

house sales, purchases<br />

and refinances. Will call at<br />

home evenings for wills,<br />

enduring powers of<br />

attorney. Phone 308 0327.<br />

Allworkmanship guaranteed<br />

Ben Kruger 021 808 739 or 308 4380<br />

HYDRAULICS; Martin<br />

Bennett -Onsite hydraulic<br />

hose repair service 24/7.<br />

Stockists of Aero Quip<br />

hoses &fittings, Commercial<br />

hydraulics, Dynacool,<br />

Spool valves etc., MP Filtri,<br />

Walvoil. Call Justin on 308<br />

9778.<br />

INTERIOR<br />

PLASTERING<br />

New or existing,<br />

level 4finish, full skim<br />

plaster or repairs<br />

The Finishing Company<br />

03 307 8870 2272200<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

PAINTING wallpapering,<br />

plastering - No job too<br />

small. Interior, exterior.<br />

Professional, prompt, competitive<br />

service. Phone<br />

Tony Sivier at Paint It <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

on 021 878 794 or<br />

307 7289.<br />

PLUMBING, drainlaying,<br />

blocked drains. Phone<br />

Lindsay at Doaky’s Plumbing<br />

on 027 555 5575 or 308<br />

1248 (Master Plumbers &<br />

Drainlayers).<br />

SUN Control Window Tinting:<br />

Privacy, UV, glare, heat<br />

control for homes -offices -<br />

and cars. Phone Craig<br />

Rogers 307 6347, member<br />

of Master Tinters NZ.<br />

TILING - For all your tiling<br />

requirements including kitchen<br />

splash backs, flooring<br />

etc. (full water proofing),<br />

call Kevin on 027 496 8314.<br />

LOOKING to earn extra<br />

money, even while you’re<br />

out walking? Delivery<br />

people required. Phone<br />

The <strong>Courier</strong> 308 7664.<br />

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2270885<br />

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block, glare, heat control,<br />

safety, security, privacy,<br />

frosting films, solar protective<br />

window films. Free<br />

quotes, 20 years local service.<br />

Phone 0800 368 468<br />

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.<br />

tintawindow.co.nz<br />

THE <strong>Courier</strong> is the best way<br />

to advertise in Mid Canterbury.<br />

Ask anyone who<br />

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and they’ll tell you, they get<br />

results.<br />

TV Reception Specialists for<br />

all your digital freeview<br />

installations and repairs,<br />

TV wall mounting, Smart<br />

TV set-up, home theatre<br />

installation. Call John at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> TV &Audio Ltd<br />

03 308 7332 or 027 277<br />

1062.<br />

ARE you looking for a<br />

flatmate, somewhere to<br />

rent or a boarder? What<br />

better place to advertise<br />

than The <strong>Courier</strong>.<br />

WINDSCREENS and house<br />

glass. Qualified flat glass<br />

glazier now in-house. Anything<br />

glass, give us acall.<br />

Your place or ours. Wilson<br />

Windscreens, 152 Wills<br />

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03 308 8485.<br />

OUR newspaper goes into all<br />

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WHAT better place for a<br />

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productorbusiness<br />

advertising.<br />

Phone Jann, Roselle or Karen<br />

on (03) 3087664<br />

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Scholarship<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Plains Rotary Club iscurrently awarding<br />

$1,000 Tertiary Education scholarships for students in the<br />

Mid Canterbury area. You must be under 25 and be<br />

completing your second year oftertiary education in<strong>2020</strong>.<br />

For further information and to apply goto<br />

www.plainsrotary.org.nz/tertiary-scholarship<br />

TheCancer Societyoffering<br />

supportfor people<br />

with acancer diagnosis<br />

and their families<br />

CANCER SOCIETY<br />

TheMackenzie Centre,<br />

122 Kermode Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

ContactAnnie on 03 307 7691<br />

LIVESTOCK<br />

2271224<br />

CHICKENS /HY-LINE<br />

BROWN PULLETS FOR SALE<br />

ORDER NOW!<br />

Hy-Line Pullets for only $26 each.<br />

*Pick-up and Delivery Available<br />

Contact Gordon /Rosie at 03 308 3783<br />

Youmay also email trott.family@yahoo.co.nz<br />

2272451<br />

2272546<br />

HOSPICE Mid Canterbury.<br />

Dealing with alife limiting<br />

illness? Contact us to see<br />

how we can support you.<br />

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227<br />

8387.<br />

EDUCATIONAL<br />

CJ’S Driving School -<br />

Classes 2 & 5,<br />

endorsements F & D,<br />

forklift F&OSH, dangerous<br />

goods. NZTA approved<br />

course provider. MITO &<br />

Competenz assessor.<br />

Locally owned. Phone<br />

Christine 027 245 2563.<br />

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

PANELBEATING and spray<br />

painting of cars, trucks,<br />

buses, horse floats &<br />

motorhomes, caravans,<br />

trailers, farm machinery, jet<br />

boats. Light engineering<br />

and aluminium welding.<br />

Bus &Truck Bodyworks, 17<br />

Range Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Phone 307 0378.<br />

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

POTATOES, Nadine &Agria<br />

$2 per kilo. Phone 308<br />

3195 or 027 531 9103. 81<br />

Elizabeth Street.


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