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30 jobs on line

By Linda Clarke

National retailer Bunnings is

proposing to close its Ashburton

store, with 30 staff affected, and

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown is

concerned more job losses in the

district will follow.

Six other Bunnings stores are also

up for closure around the country,

with the company saying trading

challenges had been exacerbated as a

result of the Covid­19 environment.

The seven stores, employing a

total of 145 staff, were no longer

viable, said Bunnings NZ director

Jacqui Coombes.

The Ashburton store employs 15

full­time staff, plus nine part­time

and six casual staff.

‘‘We feel for the staff at the

Bunnings site,’’ Mr Brown said.

The proposed job losses will add to

the district’s rising unemployment

figures. Numbers on the job­seeker

benefit have risen from 531 in March

to 652 in April.

Mr Brown said he hoped

government had more support

planned for small and medium­sized

businesses, of which Ashburton had

alot. More job losses would be on

the cards when the wage subsidy ran

out if government did not.

‘‘I am concerned about what is

coming in the future, because we

don’t know.

‘‘It is easy to plan when you have

something to plan for, but when you

don’t it makes it very difficult.’’

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Ashburton’s Bunnings store is among seven the company wants to

close.

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon

said the news was awful for Bunnings

staff who would lose their jobs

through no fault of their own.

‘‘With the wage subsidy coming to

an end in about amonth there will

unfortunately be more job losses

unless the Government comes out

with astrong support package in the

Budget.

‘‘Nobody expects that all jobs can

be saved, but it’s vital we see some

ongoing support for industries worst

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‘‘Part of that needs to be

government with infrastructure

projects around the country, but will

also need private sector investment

which means reducing some of the

barriers and costs to establishing a

business.’’

Bunnings staff are being consulted

about the proposed closure, which

could see the Ashburton store close

its doors by June 30.

Staff are being offered redundancy

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Bad recyclers

cost ratepayers

Disposable nappies, food and

green waste are being put in

recycling bins, causing headaches

for Ashburton District Council

contractors and adding thousands

of dollars to the district’s waste

bill.

Recycling audits last week

showed 50 per cent contamination

in collections from Hampstead,

Tinwald and Ashburton central

west. Recycling from Allenton

north was 10 per cent

contaminated.

Contractors are reporting food,

nappies and garden rubbish as the

main culprits contaminating

recycling, but had also spotted

items like corrugated iron and a

vacuum cleaner.

Council’sservice delivery group

manager Neil McCann said

kerbside recyclingwould not be

sent for sorting in Christchurch

until contamination came backto

an acceptable level.

‘‘We are aiming to get it under

five per cent by volume. During

level 4, it was close to 50 per cent

in many areas.’’

During Alert Level 4lockdown,

ratepayers were allowed to mix

recyclables and waste, as all

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Delay for MSA disappoints

By Mick Jensen

While restaurants, cafes, and

bars able to offer meals can

reopen under new Alert Level 2

restrictions, chartered clubs

like the Ashburton Club &

MSA will not be allowed to

open for another week.

Ashburton MSA president

Murray Campbell said he was

very disappointed with the

decision to delay reopening.

The MSA was aprivate

members’ club and he was

investigating whether the same

rules applied.

He said there was a90per

cent chance the bar would

remain closed until May 21,

which was not good for

business.

The MSA was ‘‘already

bleeding and it couldn’t get the

band aid on quick enough,’’ he

said.

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Building work continues at the MSA.

‘‘It’s another week without

revenue.’’

Mr Campbell said he

expected to see anumber of

bars around the country ‘‘turn

themselves into restaurants’’ to

comply with regulations.

The Ashburton MSA had a

membership of around 4000

and operated 20 different

sections and its members

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wanted to come back.

‘‘The companionship and

wellbeing of our members has

diminished over the last seven

weeks.

‘‘We have anumber of older

members and for them coming

here is an important social trip

out.’’

The club used acard system

for entry and when the bar was

allowed to reopen maximum

numbers of 100 could easily be

managed, he said.

There were plenty of seats

and room for people to spread

out to meet regulations.

The bottlestore at the MSA

opened under level 3

restrictions and Mr Campbell

said he expected it to be pretty

much business as usual under

level 2.

He said the big rebuild and

refurbishment at the MSA,

including anew, relocated

restaurant, was now anumber

of weeks behind schedule.

He expected the first floor

concrete pour to start in the

next couple of weeks.

Restaurants and cafes can

reopen under Alert Level 2,

provided they follow social

distancing rules and take group

bookings of no more than 10

people.

Patience urged as facilities open

Be patient, life in Alert Level 2

will be slowerasretailers and

council staffatfacilities like EA

NetworksCentreand the public

library learn new,safe ways of

dealing with customers.

That’s the message from

Ashburton District Council chief

executive Hamish Riach, who

says people need to be prepared

to give their namesfor contact

tracing,wait in aqueueand

accept new waysofaccessing

businesses and services.

‘‘Therewill be somepatience

needed from people. The

requirement for physical

distancing and contact tracing

will mean it will be alittlebit

slower.’’

Council is openingits main

office building today, as well as

the Ashburton Museum, the

libraryand EA Networks Centre.

Playgrounds and open spaces

are also open, as are public

toilets, whichwill see more

regularcleaning. Parking

enforcement will return on

Monday.

Mr Riach said staffwere

working hard to return council

services in asafe way.

Physical distancing will be a

fact of life, meaningoperational

changes in some facilities.

The stadiumatEANetworks

Centrewill notopen,but gym

classes will operatewith smaller

numbers to ensure participants

werespaced out and the swim

school will resume.

Mr Riachsaid ensuring

physical distancingmeant some

people whoturned up to swim or

use the gym might find theywere

out of luck.

Exit and entry points have

beenset up in all council

buildings and people using them

will havetogive their namesand

contacttelephone numbers. The

paper registers would be

destroyed after 30 days.

‘‘Contact tracing is critical to

level 2functioningproperly.

People will not be allowedto

Bad recyclers are costing ratepayers

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‘‘Weexpect somelag from

level4tocarry on into thenext

fortnightlycycle,’’ Mr McCann

said.

From April 1toMay 11,council

sent 37 loads and1875 tonnes of

recyclingtolandfill, at an

additional costof$39,405.

Each load of rejected recycling

costs about $1065 to send to

landfill.

Hesaidifrecyclingcompliance

didnot improveinanothertwo

weeks, council would push an

educationcampaign to ratepayers.

Cameras on recycling trucks also

gave the abilitytotrackand deal

with persistentoffenders.

‘‘We are hopingand trustthat

people willrespondand getback

to normal. Otherwise it willcost

them.’’

Ashburton’s glassisrecycled in

Auckland. Ashburton is the only

councilinCanterbury thatcollects

glass separately and sends itnorth;

thatservicecontinues.

Mr McCann said therewas an

influxofgreen waste at the

resource recovery park under

level3restrictions,though this

come in otherwise.

‘‘Wehave to havetotakeitall

in the spirit we have shown in the

lastsix or sevenweeks. If we

want our facilities to be open, it

is not business as usual.’’

Leadingalargecouncilstaff

through alockdown andongoing

pandemichas been challenging

for the district’s top civil servant.

He said it comparedtothe

Christchurch earthquakes,when

the city and the Crusaders rugby

franchise that he led then

wonderedifthey had afuture.

‘‘Thedifference now is that

the whole world is going through

this, we don’t feel as if we are in

this on our own.’’

had since tailed off to normal

levels.‘‘Whenaveraged outacross

timefrom thestart of the

lockdown in March, thevolumes

are aboutnormal forthis timeof

year.’’

He said council’s contractor

EnviroWaste haddone agreat job

of respondingtothechallengesof

collecting the district’s rubbish

duringpandemic conditions.

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Ben’s home, uni studies online

Lola Bryson-Boe on Mt Hutt last season.

Ski family ready

for the slopes

Warren Bryson and his

family of skiers can’t wait

to hit the slopes of Mt

Hutt when the skifield

opens.

Mr Bryson, his wife

Renee Boe and teenage

children Louis, 18, and

Lola, 14, live at Staveley

and are all competent

skiers.

They enjoy active

winters in the great

outdoors together and

love the challenge of allmountain

skiing.

The family bought this

year’s season passes early

and also usually get in a

few ski days at the

Remarkables and

Coronet Peak, which like

Mt Hutt are owned and

operated by NZSki.

‘‘They’re all great

skifields, but we can get

from home to the ski lift

at Mt Hutt in an hour,

which is great.

‘‘Mt Hutt is busy and

commercial, but we

always get alot of skiing

done.’’

The family usually

made apoint of making

the opening and closing

days and on average skied

20 days over the season,

but had once notched up

35 days.

He loved being on the

snow with his family,

loved the speed of

downhill and also the

terrific views on the

mountain.

Mt Huttwas also agood

supporteroflocal schools

and the skifield catered for

all levels of skiing

competence.

Mr Bryson said he had

enjoyed afew ski runs in

his early adult years, but it

was the opportunity to go

up Mt Hutt withaschool

group13years ago that

locked in his interest.

‘‘Louis was fiveand at

Mt Somers Schoolatthe

time and Ivolunteered to

go up the mountain as a

parent help.

‘‘It was avery enjoyable

experience and soon my

daughter wanted to have a

go as well.’’

His wife was soon

hooked, which meantit

was areal family affair and

something theyall looked

forward each year.

LouisBryson­Boe is

eyeing acareer on the

mountain and is keen to

work in ski patrol. He has

already volunteered in the

role and is building up his

knowledge and skills.

NZSkiisexpected to

announceanopening date

for Mt Hutt soon.

Back to school

MidCanterburyschools

andearlyeducation

serviceswillbeableto

open, with strict controls in

place, on Monday.

Under newAlertLevel 2

restrictions therewillbe

theneedfor measures such

as regular handwashing,

cleaningand some physical

distancing, butsome

normality will returntothe

education system.

Some schoolsand early

learningcentreshave been

open since April 29 for

students whocould not

learn fromhome because

theirparents hadtoreturn

to work, butthe uptakehas

only been around5per

cent of thenational total.

Thedistrict’s biggest

school,Ashburton College,

whichhas arollof1200,

will openfor Year 9and

Year 13 students on

Mondayand for all others

on Tuesday.

College principal Ross

Preece said allstaffwere

preparingtowelcome back

pupils.

Thecollege would setup

andfollow all Covid­19

AlertLevel 2health

guidelines, he said.

Thedirectivefromthe

Ministry of Education was

that physicaldistancing

rules didnot apply in the

classroom under Alert

Level2.

Good hygienepractices

andregular cleaning were,

however,very important.

Catching up withYear

13 studentsand assessing

theirprogressand needs

wasapriorityfor teachers

overthe comingdays, said

Mr Preece.

Allreturningstudents

willstart with a15minute

health and safety briefing

duringtheirAkoclass.

It’s not been quite the start to university life

that Ashburton College's 2019 Dux Ben

Holland envisioned, but he’s adapted to the

situation and like thousands of university

students around the country, he is currently

learning from home.

Ben is studying for aBachelor of

Commerce, majoring in accounting and

finance, at Canterbury University.

He began his university studies in mid­

February and before lockdown was flatting

in Christchurch. After five weeks,

conventional lectures came to an abrupt

end because of Covid­19.

Ben elected to come back to Ashburton

to be with his family rather than stay in

Christchurch.

After afour­week break, Term 2started

online two weeks ago. Ben has been

learning through online tutorials, prerecorded

lectures and Zoom meetings.

‘‘I think I’ve adapted pretty well.’’

Lectures were set to continue online

until mid­June, he said, before things were

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Classes of 30 at Ashburton College had

been replaced with lectures for between

100 and 200 people at university.

He had signed on to play for auniversity

under 19 football team and had made new

friends and was getting stuck into new

subjects and things he really enjoyed

learning about.

Ben said he hoped to study to be a

chartered accountant after completing his

three­year degree.

Unfortunately Covid­19 has forced the

cancellation of the Top Scholar Award

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Sparrows prepsfor future

Richard Wilson and the team at

Sparrows have wisely spent part of

their time in lockdown preparing for

anew future that includes online

shopping.

Owner Richard said preparations

had included stocktaking the store’s

entire range of clothing and staff

learning computer skills to match the

new online purchase part of their

website.

They plan to hit the first day of

Alert Level 2with abig winter

clothing sale instore, and will have

their online store up as soon as their

tech wizards allow.

Richard said Sparrows’ winter

stock had arrived in the days before

lockdown and it had been frustrating

not to be able to share it with

customers in the usual way.

In level 3, he and two other staff

members have been in the store

fielding telephone calls, selling and

delivering goods.

Richard said staff had been

delivering clothes on appro, and sales

had ranged from shirts to items

intended as gifts.

The most popular item in

lockdown had been lightweight

facemasks made locally by the NZ

Sock Company. He estimates he has

sold around 200 so far.

Richard said the 130­year­old

business was keen to see customers’

faces again, though it was embracing

online sales as apermanent part of

doing business in the future.

‘‘Those four weeks in lockdown,

we spent working on our business

rather than in our business. We’ve

spent it getting ready.‘‘

He said the instore experience of

‘‘look, touch, feel and try’’ was still

important and aspecial part of

Sparrows’ service. ‘‘But things are

changing and we are going positively

into the future. We may be in for a

scary time, but we hope locals will

support locals.’’

Richard said the store was

receiving some rent relief, which had

helped finances, and he was working

with his bank to keep trading.

This week’s big sale is about

generating cashflow and Sparrows,

Richard Wilson and Sparrows staff are taking new steps in retail.

like other businesses all around the

district, is keen to see people back on

the main street.

He’s missed his customers and

having abeer with the boys on a

Friday night, but counts himself

lucky to have shared some special

family time in his bubble.

Ill health forces sale of vineyard

By Toni Williams

Charlie and Esma Hill have put

their Mid Canterbury boutique

vineyard CharRees on the

market.

It’s areluctant sale, fasttracked

due to Mr Hill’s

ongoing health issues. He has

been advised to slow down and

stop heavy lifting work.

‘‘We don’t really want to sell,

it’s just starting to reap the

rewards of our efforts, but my

health has just dropped. I’m not

100 per cent,’’ he said.

The couple, both 67, will

reopen their cellar door from

today and are hopeful people

will buy some of their awardwinning

wines over the next few

weeks.

The residential lifestyle

property spans 9.5 hectares on

Laings Road, on the outskirts

of Tinwald.

It was established in 1999

Charlie Hill and wife Esma are selling their vineyard.

with 3500 pinot noir and 4000

pinot gris vines, followed by

1800 riesling in 2008.

Mr Hill said the vineyard was

initially put on the market 10

days before Covid­19 lockdown

but subsequently put on hold

over the lockdown period.

It comes with two houses; a

four­bedroom family home and

asecond three or fourbedroom

dwelling/function

area, as well as service

buildings, three and four bay

pole sheds and asix loose box

stable/storage shed.

Realtor Paul Cunneen, of

Property Brokers, said the

Hills’ passion for the property

was evident, as well as their

reluctance to sell.

But there was further

economic potential in the site

for new owners with aconsent

for functions and events, and

another four hectares of land

available to upscale production

or for development.

Both parties were hopeful

for plenty of interest and a

chance to open abottle or two

in celebration of acompleted

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Advisory group kicks off

No timeisbeingwasted by

Ashburton’s newly­established

Covid­19 Economic Recovery

Advisory Group,with its first

meeting held yesterday.

Thegroup has 12 members, plus

Ashburton mayor NeilBrownwho

will be chairman.

Its aim is to help and support

Mid Canterbury’s key business

sectors and agencies recoverfrom

the pandemic and transition back

to full employment.

Group members named so far

include JamesUrquhart(NZ Ski),

Greg Donaldson (contracting),

Roger Sutton (EA Networks),

AaronChudleigh (manufacturing),

Bob McDonald (retail), Simon

Wareing (transport), AndreaLee

(construction),Nicky Milmine

(hospitality), David Clark

(farming),Karl Jackson (iwi

representative), and council chief

executive Hamish Riachand

economic development manager

BevanRickerby.

Arepresentativeofthe

agricultural business sector was

also expected to jointhe group.

Independentadvicewill be

provided by the Employers

Chamber of Commerce.

The group will report to council

and its purpose is to co­ordinate

and supportawider economic

recovery, and work in partnership

with council, key business sectors

and agencies.

Members are expected to share

information,communicate and

consult with one another in a

flexible and open way, maintaining

confidentiality where appropriate.

Council has also been

considering how it could or should

play arole in Mid Canterbury’s

social and wellbeing recovery. A

separate report will be discussed

this week.

Safer MidCanterbury andSafe

Communities, whichalready

receive an operational grant from

council, and its 27 membergroups

couldbecalled on to help.

Mr Riachsaid there was much

debate nationally aboutthe role of

local authoritiesinthe social

wellbeing of their communities

over the nextseveral years,

separate to theirresponsetothe

lockdownand pandemic

emergency.

Cr Stuart Wilsonsaid the State,

not ratepayers, shouldfoot the bill

for social services.

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MP’s office open

Rangitata MP Andrew

Falloon is opening his

Ashburton office under

Alert Level 2today, albeit

only for appointments.

“Between me and my

two staff in Ashburton and

Timaru, we’ve managed to

deal with several thousand

inquiries and in most cases

get apositive result. It’s

been achallengingtime for

everyone so it’s no surprise

we’ve had more than

usual. It’ll be good to get

back into the office under

level 2, and I’m sure that’ll

be the case for alot of

workplaces aroundtown.”

Screens will be in place

in the reception area, with

sanitiser available. Extra

cleaning precautions are

being taken regularly.


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Meeting choice

for councillors

at Alert Level 2

Moving to Alert Level

2will change the way

the Ashburton District

Council holds its

meetings.

Electedmembers

havebeen meeting

onlinebyZoomas

partofaweekly

Covid­19response

committee.

Regular committee

meetings andactivity

reportswere

suspended while the

countrywas in

lockdown.

The response

committeemeets

again today (possibly

for thelasttime) but,

as chief executive

HamishRiach pointed

out to councillors last

week, the committee

would only existuntil

councildisbandedit.

‘‘The lifeofthe

Covid­19 committee is

completelyin

council’s hands,’’he

said.

Councillorscould

resolve its purpose

had been served and

return to normal

meetings and council

structures.

Mr Riach hadasked

fortoday’smeetingto

remain onlineas

council staff werebusy

trying to establish

work routines forstaff

undernew Alertlevel

2guidelines.

PM JacindaArdern

announced on

Monday level 2would

begin today,

Thursday.

At level 2,

councillorswillhave

individual choice

about how they

participate in council

business.

‘‘Will somechoose

to continue to work

fromhomeasachoice

around theirown

operationorsome will

comein,’’hesaid.

Council staff

needed timeto

preparefor the

differentmeeting

scenarios.

Immediately prior

to lockdown,some

councillors attended

meetings via Zoom.

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Medical centre move delayed

By Linda Clarke

Sealy Street Medical Centre has been

delayed moving to new premises in the

Eastfield precinct because of Covid­19.

Work had been progressing on the

Eastfield Health building and the practice

had been planning to move in by now, but

contractors were unable to finish the job

under Alert Level 4restrictions.

The medical centre’s business manager

Tony Dann said work restarted after Anzac

Day when the country moved to Alert Level

3and amove­in date was now around the

start of July.

‘‘We are at the end stage of the build which

means that there are alot of contractors

working onsite, so it makes it alittle more

difficult for the project manager to coordinate.’’

Mr Dann said it had been an intense past

six weeks while the doctors and other

medical staff operated under pandemic

conditions. ‘‘But we are now settling into a

rhythm of how to best look after our patients

safely.’’

The pandemic had brought forward some

operationalchanges,like more phone and

video consultations.

‘‘An important shift in primaryhealthis

thinking about how we can make consults

more convenient for our people by offering

phone and video consults so they don’talways

have to come into the practice, which is much

betterfor people who live out of town.

‘‘Because we have gone primarily to phone

consults due to the pandemic this has forced

both us and our patients to get used to phone

consults muchfaster than anticipated.’’

The practicewas alsoplanning to improve

the flow of people using the new building to

Staff meet patients during adrivethrough

flu vaccination clinic at

Ashburton ITM.

decrease the number of people in the waiting

roomatany given time.

New doctor Maria Barrosohas alsoarrived

fromSpain, touchingdown in New Zealand

justbeforethe borders closed but staying in

isolation until movingsouth.

Her trip from Europe was stressful and

includedachanged,then cancelled flight,

thenalast­minuteseat to Auckland via

Dubai.

‘‘Needless to say Maria is very happy to be

herenow and to be useful. She was feeling like

she wantedtobedoing something to help

whilebeing stuck in lockdown.She has been

spending some time training up on the New

Zealand health system and she is really

looking forward to meetingour patients.’’

New doctor Maria Barroso.

The practice has been busy with flu

vaccines, withadrive­through clinicfor over­

65s at AshburtonITM and car park clinicsfor

other groups.

‘‘The supply of vaccines has been patchy

becausetherehas been unprecedented

demand for flu vaccines nationally so we have

had to be flexible in our planning for flu

clinics.’’

Childhood vaccinations are continuingas

usual.

‘‘The otherreally important thing is that

people don’t sit on any healthconcerns. Our

GPs, nurse practitioner and nursingteam

have got plenty of capacitytoprovide advice

and guidance,and if peopledelay getting

help, their conditions can often get much

worse thanthey need to,’’ he said.

‘‘Peopleare much better off talking to us

about their health needs sooner rather than

later.’’

Skydive rush to support Red Cross

Ross Allott is stepping outside of his comfort

zone and will jump out of aplane next month

to support the New Zealand Red Cross. His

tandem skydive, which is subject to

government restrictions, will take place on

June 7atAshburton Airport and is with

Skydiving Kiwis.

He is one of 18 people from Canterbury

lined up to jump and will take part in the

initiative dubbed Jump! in June. The former

Borough School and Ashburton College

student is aiming to raise at least $500 and if

he reaches $1000 he will also receive a

skydive photo package to help him

remember the experience.

‘‘I'm inspired by the work of New Zealand

Red Cross and want to support them by

raising as much Ican,’’ Mr Allott said.

In this district, Red Cross had three

branches and ran two charity shops, he said.

Volunteers helped deliver Meals on Wheels

for the CDHB, assisted the evening district

nurse, and had donated 1600 fingerless

mittens to new entrant school children over

the past five years. The organisation also

provided life saving defibrillators at a

Ross Allott (centre) at Ashburton Airport with Skydiving Kiwis staff Ben Luxton

(left) and Oliver Schoenfeld.

number of prominent locations here. Jump!

in June would raise funds for aworthy charity

that could not fundraise face­to­face because

of the lockdown, he said. The 24­year­old

volunteers regularly in the community,

including at the community Christmas lunch,

and also at FearNZ events, which fundraise

for charities. ‘‘I’m missing the adrenaline I

get from scaring people at horror events for

their entertainment, and my own, due to the

lockdown, so this will be my adrenaline fix.’’

You can support him and the Red Cross by

going to the everydayhero.com/nz/ website

and searching for him under Jump In June.

Clients supported

Clients of community

services provider Safer

Mid Canterbury are being

supported through phone

calls, texts and online

video like Zoom during

the lockdown. Safer Mid

Canterbury manager

Kevin Clifford said most

of the agency’s work

required working directly

with people and was

activity­based, or in

homes. That wasn’t

possible under the current

Covid­19 restrictionsand

staff had to make thebest

of the resources available

to them. ‘‘For the most

part our clients are coping

quite well, but we have

seen some extra need

financially where peoples’

incomes have been

effected,’’ he said. ‘‘We do

deliver someessential

services around youth

justice,however, this has

been relatively quiet.

Therehas been alittle bit

goingon, but we have seen

no spike, nor increasein

our work.’’ He saidalot of

work came through the

courtsystem, which at the

momentwas notfully

operationallylocally.

He anticipated arun on

referrals from court work

and for supportservices

when the country moves

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Blast from the past for Max

By Linda Clarke

Agraduation photograph taken

nearly 50 years ago has sparked some

happy Ashburton memories for Max

Alexander.

Ayoung Max was snapped in his

graduation gown on May 6, 1975,

having completed aBachelor of

Science at the University of

Canterbury. The image is among

thousands being held by the

Canterbury Museum after

Christchurch photographers

Standish and Preece donated their

negatives in 1992. Museum staff have

recently put the photos online to try

to find out more about the people in

them. The images have captured 125

years of social history, including

many Ashburton subjects.

Max said he did not have acopy of

the graduation day image and was

amused to see it. He did another year

of study post­grad and became a

secondary school teacher.

He grew up in Mt Somers and

went to primary school there until

1966. He enrolled at Ashburton

College the next year, spending three

hours aday on the Greenstreet bus

run.

He moved to Ashburton with his

widowed mother later in 1967 and

became atownie.

Teenage years were memorable

and enjoyable, with swimming at the

Borough School pool and

Hampstead pool and rugby, cricket

and tennis. He later took up hunting

and tramping.

Max, and school friends, had afterschool

and holiday jobs in shops,

offices, dairies, service stations and

delivering milk and newspaper.

Max Alexander in his graduation regalia for aphotograph taken by

Standish and Preece in 1975. Photo Canterbury Museum 2019.0.725

‘‘Barbers were another source of

employment after school, late nights

on Friday nights, and school

holidays. Iworked for Noel Whiting

in the Triangle in his barber and

tobacconist shop, sweeping the floor

and serving in the shop.’’

He was also an offsider on stock

trucks but once he had adriver’s

licence, Max worked for agrocery

store in Tinwald delivering goods in

aCommer van and picking up stock.

At university, he spent his holidays

carting hay for contractors such as

Trevor Scott, who operated on

payment per bale.

‘‘The first season Iwas paid at one

cent per bale, but after achieving my

truck licence and being put in charge

of the truck, that rose to 1.5 cents per

bale for all that responsibility. As

part of ateam of four, one thousand

bales in aday was the target,

sometimes met, sometimes

exceeded, but when the gear broke

down, sometimes we were woefully

short. And wet days were stay at

home, no pay days. We all usually

managed to accumulate $1000 or so

over the holiday period, depending

on outgoings during that time.’’

Max said he was lucky to make

great friends through those school

days, many of whom remained as

valued friends today.

‘‘There’s agenuineness about

Mid Canterbury people that seems

to endure throughout life.

‘‘Perhaps it’s because when you

meet them, you immediately have

your roots in common, but Ialso

think it goes beyond that and comes

from the wonderful fabric of Mid

Canterbury society and its values.’’

Max taught in Greymouth for

three years and then returned to

Ashburton, where he worked

alongside the late Bill Upton and his

cousin, the late Jim Alexander in

Upton’s Motor Accessories in

Tancred Street. He bought the

business off Bill in 1979.

He owned it until the end of 1994,

when he sold it and moved to

Nelson.

Max said he worked alongside

some great staff and enjoyed valued

loyalty from town and rural

customers. He was an active

member of the Ashburton Jaycee

Chapter.

‘‘That group of younger business

people and others made a

significant contribution to the town

through avariety of community

projects and leadership training,

and many of them continue to do so

through their community service

and business leadership skills.’’

Max has lived in Christchurch for

the past 22 years and though retired,

he still does some business advisory

work.

He said he kept an interest in all

things Mid Canterbury and social

media had made it easier to keep in

touch with old contacts.

ComHouse

doors open

Community House Mid

Canterbury will open its doors

today after being closed for the

past seven weeks.

The community­focused facility

on Cass Street is home to over 20

permanent tenants and last year

received 25,500visitors.

Around 40 people work in the

building, half of those for

community and social service

provider Safer Mid Canterbury.

Community House Mid

Canterbury manager John Driscoll

said the reopen was awelcome

boost for tenants and the

community. It had been hard for

all tenants during lockdown and

most had worked from home.

‘‘It will take some time to get

back to where we were, but it’s

great to be opening again.’’

Mr Driscoll said the first few

days of opening would be ‘‘a bit of

trial and error’’ of the systems in

place.

Those systems included main

entrance entry only and

computerised signing in.

Visitors would need to adhere

to physical distancing rules and

tenants would be rung to come

reception to meet visitors.

The buildinghad anumber of

separate offices, so these made

sticking to the rules easier.

Mr Driscoll said meetings bigger

than 10 would have to be scaled

down under level 2restrictions.

He looked forward to returning

to work and believed reopening

was another step towards lifting

community morale.

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Tackling covid, keeping big picture in mind

By Pup Chamberlain

Many, many years ago I

was the captain of my

school’s First XV rugby

team in Gore. Iwas a

front row prop and like

many lads Iwas very

passionate about

rugby.

The fact is, Iwas a

good rugby player but I

was not agood captain.

The reason why Iwas

not agood captain was

because Iwas too busy dealing with

my immediate problem, Iwas

focused on trying to cope with

opposition that seemed to be getting

Pup Chamberlain

bigger and tougher

than Iwas and it took

all my concentration

and effort to deal with

this.

Fortunately for me

and the team, Ihad a

very competent, vocal

vice­captain (it was

Jamie Mackay of Radio

Hokonui’s farming

show fame) who was

capable of seeing the

bigger picture, largely

because he was based at

fullback and therefore aware of

things that were beyond my scope.

Covid­19, going through the stages

has been an interesting time, full of

anxiety, fear, uncertainty, grief and

many other emotions.

Much of this is brought about

through what we don’t know.

Just like me on the rugby field,

sometimes we get so tied up with our

own immediate challenges that it is

hard to see away out.

This is when we can make poor

decisions based on anarrow

perspective, tainted by our own

limited vision and viewpoint.

Many people in our community

are facing, and will face, uncertain

times with financial struggles and

associated pressures this will bring.

Now is the time for us all to act as a

team and look after the interests of

each other.

If you are the prop tied up in the

middle of adark scrum, more than

ever you need eyes and ears that have

adifferent, and sometimes better,

perspective than your immediate

situation may offer. Life will go on

after Covid­19 is long gone and the

things that really matter will still

matter.

If you are feeling trapped in the

“scrum” ask for adifferent view, this

may be from aneighbour, afriend or

someone you respect.

It might be afinancial coach,

government department, or other

specialist.

If you are feeling down, contact

your GP or call the helplines such as

1737.

Lives Worth Living’s Connie

Quigley and Ihave produced aseries

of Facebook Videos which may be of

help at this time. These can be found

on the Safer Mid Canterbury

Facebook site under Lives Worth

Living.

Let’s stay safe be kind and look

after each other. If you need help,

ask; this is not aweakness, it is part

of being asuccessful team.

Contact details: Paul (Pup)

Chamberlain, Lives Worth Living coordinator,

paul.

chamberlain@safermidcanterbury.

org.nz, phone 027­382­6501 and

Connie Quigley, connie.

quigley@safermidcanterbury.org.nz,

phone 027­450­0742.

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Timebankers unite

By Mick Jensen

Mid Canterbury timebankers have

been connecting, learning and

supporting others during lockdown.

Arecent quiz night via Zoom

attracted 52 locals and others from

further afield.

Online gardening conversations

have also been popular and arecent

zero waste education session featured

aquestion and answer format with

waste minimisation advocates from

the Rubbish Trip.

Other Zoom sessions have focused

on travel in Israel/Palestine and the

lowdown on what timebanking is

about.

Crafternoons on Fridays, from 2pm

until 3pm, have included advice on

areas such as sewing, knitting and

scrapbooking at home.

Mid Canterbury TimeBank coordinator

Kate White said members

had been supporting each other and

their neighbours during lockdown

with regular phone calls.

They had helped with grocery

shopping and deliveries, and during

Alert Level 3had helped make meals

and baking for afamily who have just

had ababy.

Two upcoming sessions under the

Teaching Tuesdays programme could

be of interest to anumber of people,

she said.

On May 19 aZoom panel

discussion will focus on living with a

health condition or adisability.

‘‘Hearing from those with lived

experience will help us all better

understand how disability and health

conditions can affect people's lives

and how we can be more supportive

of friends, family members and

colleagues.’’

On May 26 there is another panel

discussion with migrants and

newcomers to Mid Canterbury, who

Knitters and sewers on Zoom

show what they’ve been making at

arecent Crafternoon session.

would share their experiences of

settling here. Both sessions run from

7pm until 8pm.

Mrs White said the panel

discussions, like all other sessions run

during lockdown, were free and open

to the wider community.

TimeBanking continued to bring

the community together and actioned

the Mental Health Foundation’s five

ways to wellbeing ­connecting, being

active, taking notice, keeping learning

and giving, Mrs White said.

The TimeBank concept trades time

rather than money and works on the

premise that everyone in the

community has something to offer

and every person is equally valued.

The Learning Exchange runs

alongside TimeBank and encourages

people to share their skills,

knowledge and passion in the delivery

of informative workshops.

More information on Mid

Canterbury TimeBank on its

Facebook page or by emailing to

coordinator@mctimebank.nz.

My officesinAshburtonand Timaru

arecloseddue to COVID-19.

For any assistance you can still contact me

by ringing 03 308 7510 or email me directly at:

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Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should phone

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BE INTO

Baker Matt Harvey with son Thomas restaining the fence at home.

BakerMatt enjoys time

away frombakehouse

By Toni Williams

Lockdown has given baker Matt

Harvey anew lease on life.

Unlike the rest of the country,

Matt, who owns Harvey’s Bakehouse

in Ashburton and Rakaia, did not

take up baking during lockdown.

Instead he chose to spend quality

time with partner and business

colleague Emma Halliday and

children, Kaitlyn, 9and Thomas 2,

doing anything but baking.

He also stained the front fence, has

sown anew back lawn and watched a

lot of movies ranging from comedy to

action and everything in between.

It’s atime he has enjoyed over

lockdown, into Alert Level 3and it’s

rekindled ayearning for more work/

life balance.

As aresult Matt, who has been

donning his baker’s hat for more than

20 years, has decided not to open

either of his Harvey’s Bakehouse

bakeries on Saturdays.

The decision has come as arelief

for the couple who have been working

six days aweek, working from 1am

(baking) through to 5pm (bakery)

closing.

“You realise how much you missed

out on working six days aweek,” he

says.

“I’m going to appreciate having

more time together as afamily at the

weekends.”

And it means his staff of 10 will not

Sport travel funds given

Twelvesporting teams and

organisationswho spendalot of money

travelling to games and competitions

outsidethe district have been given

$13,000 fromthe Sport NZ Rural travel

Fund.

The fund is administered by the

Ashburton DistrictCouncil and the

moneyhelps coverthe costsofaway

games. Many sportspeople must travel

to access competitions for their relevant

age and ability that are not provided in

the district.

Celtic Rugby was granted $1785 and

Ashburton CollegeBasketball $1925,

have to work any weekends too, he

says.

While spending time at home Matt

has missed his customers and playing

golf. He admits to not being agreat

golfer but enjoys it.

He has avoided heading into the

bakery for many weeks but now both

bakeries are ready for reopening

today under Alert Level 2having

been cleaned and stocked up.

He says orders had also been

placed for hand sanitiser and plans

put in place for staff movements,

keeping them and customers

protected.

Under Alert Level 2hewill “hope

for the best and to get back to normal

as soon as possible.”

Thomas has given the family plenty

of light hearted moments over

lockdown but it’s Matt’s daughter

Kaitlyn’s goal to own the bakery in the

future but not work the hours which

probably is quite telling.

She doesn’t want to follow in Dad’s

footsteps and be baking from one in

the morning.

whilethe Methven Hockey Club will

receive $1800 and Mid Canterbury

Hockey $1325 for Allenton, Tinwald

and Wakanui teams.

Other grants weremade to:

Ashburton College Cricket$830,

Ashburton College boys’ first XI

hockey $570, AshburtonCollege

netball teams $850, Ashcoll/Mt Hutt

combined girls rugby $945, AshHutt

boys’under 15 rugby$465,Mid

Canterbury Combined first XV rugby

$920,MountHutt Collegebasketball

and rippa rugby $900 and Rakaia

Hockey $685.

Dry April in Ashburton

There was just one significant rainday

in Ashburton in April andthe rainfall

total for the month was less than 19mm.

The only wet day in an otherwisedry

April monthwas on April 18 when

12.2mmfell.

Two other dayssaw 1.6mmfall each

day.

Figures from the MetService show

the highesttemperature for the month

was 25.3 degrees Celcius recorded on

April 30 and the lowest achilly ­0.4

degrees four daysearlier.

Both the high and low temperatures

for the monthwere on par with

historicalaverages,while the rainfall

was far less than the historical average

for April of 61.1mm.

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DIAMOND WEDDING

CLARKE,

Rob and Cathie

Married in Ashburton

on May14, 1960.

Congratulations and best

wishes to youbothon

60 years of marriage.

With love from all your

family and friends.

DEATHS

BLUETT Rosalin (Rose)

(née Crawford): Passed

away peacefully at the

Ashburton Hospital on

Friday, 8th May 2020.

Aged 81 years. Dearly

loved wife ofBarry for 59

years. Loving mum and

mother-in-law of Craig

and Wendy (Blenheim)

and Julie (Ashburton),

treasured Granny Rose

of Timothy and Marcel,

Andrew, Daniel and Kurt,

sister and sister-in-law of

Peter and Judy Crawford

(Greymouth) and John

(deceased) and Anne

Crawford (Granity), sisterin-law

of Jill and Ken

Gillespie (Christchurch). A

great friend to Tony and

Nigel, aunt to Carol and

Paul, and Kristen, John

and Barry. Messages of

condolence should be

sent tothe Bluett family,

5 Belt Road, Ashburton

7700. Thefamily would like

to take this opportunityto

thank the staff of both the

SealyStreetMedicalCentre

and the Ashburton Public

Hospitalfor the thoughtful

and compassionate care

given to Rose over the

last 6years. Likewise our

thanks also to the clergy

from St Stephen’s Anglican

Parish who provided much

appreciated spiritual

care for Rose over the

same period. Lastly a

very special thank you to

Jeanette and Joy for their

kindness that insomany

ways helped Rose cope

with her ongoing illness.

‘A real battler nowatrest’.

Aprivate family servicefor

Rose will be held at alater

date.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

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DEATHS

HARVEY, John (GJC):

Passed away on

WednesdayMay 62020. In

his 92nd year. Much loved

husband of Denise for 61

years. Loved father and

father-in-law of Kristen

and Michael Gerard,

Simon and Lynda Harvey,

Penelope and Simon

Brown, Fleur and Brent

Schmack. Grandfather

of William, Jaquetta and

Patrick; Thomas, Henry

and Edward; Benjamin,

Victoria and Samantha;

Jessica and Hamish.

Great grandfather of

Annabelle and Johnny.

John has lived along and

wonderful life and has

left behind a wonderful

legacy. He will be very

much missed by all his

family. Sincere thanks to

the staff of Wairau Hospital

andHospiceMarlborough.

There will be a private

service followed by

interment atthe Manaroa

Cemetery.

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DEATHS

LOW, Melva Elizabeth:

(nee Briden): Passed away

peacefully on Saturday

May 9, 2020 at Tuarangi

Home Ashburton, aged

97 years. Loved wife of

the late Alan. Much loved

mother and mother-inlaw

of Robin (deceased)

and Jen (Melbourne),

David (deceased), Glenda

Ryan and Mick (Methven).

Loved nana of Kim and

Graeme Mills, Susan and

Geoff Soal. Great nana of

Jack and Harry Soal,Baxter

and Floyd Mills. Daughter

of the late John and Violet

Briden. Loving sister of

Frank Briden, Ray Briden,

Hilda Mullaney, Ruby

Bench, Lorna Davey, Linda

Vincent, Edgar Briden,

Alan Briden (all deceased).

Messages to the Low

Family C/- P O Box 472

Ashburton 7740. A huge

special thanks to all the

wonderful staff atTuarangi

Home Ashburton. You

treatedMum with respect,

dignity, and special care

while enjoying her sense

of humour. A private

cremation has been held,

with aMemorial serviceto

be held at alaterdate.

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LANE, Charles Thomas

Richard (Dick): On May

10, 2020. Passed away

peacefully at Ashburton,

aged 72 years. Dearly

loved partner of the late

Mary, and loved father

and father in law ofJamie

and Michelle. Messages

to the Lane family c/- PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

Aprivate service for Dick

will be held at alater date.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

Family Notices

DEATHS

WOODS Janet Estelle

(nee Manson): Peacefully

sleeping, on Wednesday,

May 6th, 2020, aged 95

years.She has gone to join

her dearly loved husband,

Walter John (Wally) and

her three sons. Loving

mother and mother-inlaw

of Murray, Russell

and Kristine, and Wilbur

(Keith) and Vicki. Also

adored grandmother

and great-grandmother

of Darren, Sue and

Hannah, Kimberlee,

Jason, Kade and Jake

and Kelvin, Tui, William

and Griffin. Messages

to the Woods family c/o

PO Box 472, Ashburton,

7740. A memorial

service will be held for

Janet –details to follow.

Rest in peaceand love xx

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Ashburton

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Tony’s 73km ride

for Hospice MC

Tony Todd has taken aleaf out of the

book of Captain Tom Moore, the UK

war veteran who completed 100 laps of

his garden before his 100th birthday and

raised millions of pounds in the process.

Tony, retired retailer and ambassador

for Hospice Mid Canterbury, is planning

to bike 73km on his 73rd birthday to

raise money for the hospice.

He said the Covid­19 pandemic had

made fundraising difficult for the

hospice group so he was doing a

sponsored ride to help raise money.

Hospice Mid Canterbury runs services

in the district for people with terminal

and life­limiting illnesses.

Tony’s ride on Wednesday, May 20

will begin at the hospice base on Park

Street at 10am. He will ride a10km loop

and pass the hospice base seven times.

He said people were welcome to join

him on all or part of the ride.

He is seeking lump sum donations to

hospice, or sponsorship per kilometre.

Tony is no stranger to biking and has

cycled up to 40km during lockdown. He

has cycled the Otago Rail Trail and

pedalled parts of Europe.

His bike is no ebike, so he is hoping

for fine weather and few headwinds next

week as he heads up Alford Forest Road

to Farm Road, loops around Argyle

Park then out to Racecourse Road and

back to hospice base via Belt Road, Oak

Grove, Philip, Wills and Park Streets.

Tony said he thought the ride might

Tony Todd is pedalling for agood

cause next week.

take up to five hours and he was looking

for lots of encouragement and

sponsorship.

Friends and family have already come

to the party with donations and he is

hoping more will follow in the lead­up to

bike day and there will be apot of money

for agood cause.

To pledge support, you can email

manager@hospicemc.nz or phone

Christine or Lorraine on 307­8387 or

027­227­8387 to say how much per

kilometre, you would be prepared to

sponsor. Contributions $5 and over are

tax deductible.

Students on Youth Ropu

Twotertiarystudents from Mid

Canterbury arepart of the newnine

strong2020 Youth Ropu runthrough

Environment Canterbury (ECan).

CharlotteMuir and Maria Mendoza

Nieto willadd their voices on

environmentmattersand develop

leaderships skills in thevoluntary group

over thecomingmonths.

Charlotte, 19, is astudentatthe

University of Canterburyand describes

hervalues as ‘‘compassion,

sustainabilityand open­mindedness’’.

‘‘I’dlike to be abletoput my own

effortsofbeingaguardian intomore

tangibleand activework, especially

within alike­minded groupthat shares

my passion forthe environment.Iwant

to grow as aleader through working

with otheryouth,and see our

communities andenvironment prosper

as aresult.’’

Maria,18, is studyingengineering at

theUniversity of Canterbury and the

three words thatdescribe hervalues are

‘‘kindnessisstrength’’.

‘‘I've been incredibly passionate

aboutthe environment and doing my

part to lookafteritfor along time. I've

seen thepowerofgroupsthatgoout

andrun events,cleanupand are part of

educatingothers, butI've also seenhow

Charlotte Muir.

Maria Mendoza Nieto.

formalgroups that dealwithlegislation,

policiesand thebureaucracycan also

make ahugedifference.’’

Age Concern freephone

Age Concern New Zealand has

launched anew freephone number that

anyone can call to get advice and

support.

Chief executive Stephanie Clare said

older people needed information as the

country moved to level 2.

“Many older people have spoken to

me about their need to reconnect with

friends and family and we are happy that

this re­socialisation can now start to

happen.

‘‘Older peopleare as able as anyone

to make decisions about their own safety

and we are here to help provide

information and support so they can do

just that,’’ she said.

The freephone number is 0800

652105.

‘‘We know not everyone has adevice

or access to the internet in their homes

so this is one way we can make it easier

for older people and their friends and

family to get in touch with us and

connect to our services, become a

volunteer or just for achat.

‘‘Our new freephone line is the easiest

way to get connected to your nearest

Age Concern branch. Theyare here to

help or put you in touch with people who

can, depending on what you need.’’

If you have questions, concerns or

want to help out at your local Age

Concern please freephone 0800 652105.


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Rural&Lifestyle

Ruralco Instore Days

to go online this year

Covid­19 has changed how the farmer co­op

will run its popular instore days, afeature on

the rural calendar for the past 25 years with

big discounts for members.

Ruralco staff worked hard over the

lockdown period to set up the virtual

equivalent of the instore days. Through

Ruralco’s website platform, all the deals in

this year’s instore days will be online from

July 2­8 to farmers all over the country.

“We have combined the best of both

worlds in this year’s instore days celebrations,’’

said CEO Rob Sharkie. ‘‘The

digital format sits alongside our traditional

catalogue so our team can take orders by

phone, email or online through the Ruralco

website.’’

Purchases can be delivered or collected,

subject to Covid­19 distancing protocol at

stores.

From June 1toJuly 8, every $250 spent

with Ruralco Instore Days participating

suppliers enables members to enter adraw

to win anew Ford Mustang.

Those members who purchase their

Meridian electricity, Ballance Fertiliser,

Allied Petroleum Bulk Fuel or pay for their

fuel at the pump through Ruralco will also

be able to enter the draw with every $250

spent.

Any purchase made using the Ruralco

Card at any of the 90 participating Instore

Ruralco CEO Rob Sharkie.

Days suppliers throughout the country will

also qualify for the draw. The $65,900

Mustang is part of a$100,000 prize pool.

“For Ruralco the silver lining in the

Covid­19 cloud has been the opportunity to

really turn our instore days into something

even bigger and more accessible. At this

tough time, they can now benefit an even

wider number of our valued members who

appreciate Ruralco’s focus on getting the

best deal possible for their farming business,”

Mr Sharkie said.

Janet’s surplus vegetables,

eggssoldtosupportcause

By Mick Jensen

Yoga teacher and Mayfield

resident Janet Cross has sold

surplus home grown vegetables

and eggs during lockdown to

support acause close to her heart.

Over 10 days she’s raised $200

from community sales and will

give the proceeds to Outward

Bound, anon­profit organisation

which helps show people their full

potential through outdoor

challenge and adventure.

Mrs Cross is aregular supporter

of Outward Bound, which has a

mission ‘‘to help create better

people, better communities, and a

better world’’.

Now was atime when the

organisation needed support, and

also when some people needed to

get involved in aprogramme that

could help them deal better with

issues of anxiety, confidence and

that could strengthen their

resolve, she said.

Mrs Cross said she had been

impressed by the support of the

Mayfield community in buying her

surplus vegetables and eggs.

Shehad posted anoticeonthe

community Facebook page

telling people thattomatoes,

cucumbers, peppers andother

home grown vegetables were

available throughanhonesty box

system at her gate, andshe had

received immediate and positive

responses.

‘‘It’s beengreat to seehow

generous peoplecan be.’’

Making thesurplus items

available had also enabled her to

connect with her communityata

Janet Cross with some of her home-grown goodies.

difficulttime.

Overanumber of years the

55­year­old hassoldher eggsat

thrice weekly yogaclasses she

hosts in the TinwaldCatholic

Church Hall.

The money raised has

supported causes such as St

John, Women’sRefuge andthe

Cancer Society.

Mrs Crossisgiving yoga

sessions onlineatthe moment

and can’t waittoget back to face

to face classes.

Moreinformation on the

Outward Bound cause she

supports canbefound at the

websiteofthe samename.

Duck season starts May 23

May 23 will be the opening

day of the game bird season

and duck hunters will be able

to travel and use their boats

under Alert Level 2rules that

came into force this week.

Mallard ducks and paradise

ducks are the most targeted

game birds during the season

and the Ashburton district has

healthy populations.

On the Rakaia and

Rangitata Rivers, mallard

numbers are slightly above

average this year, while

paradise shelduck numbers

are some of the highest

recorded on the Canterbury

Plains since annual surveys

began in 2007.

Central South Island Fish

and Game officer Rhys

Adams said the numbers were

encouraging news for

Ashburton hunters and those

they shared their duck dinners

with.

There will be no extension

to the season for the central

South Island, despite the

delayed start. The main

season finishes on the last

Sunday in July, July 26.

Mr Adams is reminding

hunters that alicence is

required to hunt game birds

and that each hunter should

be familiar with the 2020

Dean Rattray in action at aMitcham pond in aprevious

hunting season. Photo Richie Cosgrove

season regulations.

Fish and Game say the

game bird season is an

important national tradition;

opening day is usually early

May but was deferred because

of Covid­19 restrictions.

The organisation said

hunters now had time to equip

themselves, prepare their mai

mais and travel to their

hunting grounds.

Alert Level 2conditions

were more practical for

hunters.

They could travel interregionally,

stay overnight with

friends and family and use

their boats.

Hunters can now also visit

outdoor retailers to buy

instore.

Limping to season end

By David Hill

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm is

“limping” tothe end of the season, after

apromising start.

With the farm in lockdown, Ashburton

based farm adviser Jeremy Savage

has been connecting with staffvia phone

and Zoom meetings, as the seasonwinds

down.

“We had good systems inplace when

we went into lockdown. We’ve been

running separate teams, who have formed

bubbles to reduce the risks, and

we’ve put the cows on once a day

milking, which is helping with staff

separation.

“Butit’s been avery slow autumn. We

are limping through to the end of the

season.”

Mr Savage said the farm had agood

start to the season and was on track to

produce 280,000 kilograms of milk

solids, or 505kgMS per cow from the

555­cow herd, which was ahead of last

year’s 275,000kgMS.

But he said a dry and colder­thanusual

autumn meant growth had been

slow, while athree­week delayingetting

culled cows off to the freezingworks had

put extra pressure on feed supplies.

“The supplement use has been abit

disappointing, aswe’ve had touse more

supplements than we would have liked.”

It meant the farm had to revise its

budget from its expected costs of $3.60

per kgMS, but Mr Savage expected it

would end up at $3.80/kgMS, which

would still ensure afavourable payday

with Fonterra’s farmgate milk price

sitting at more than $7/kgMS.

Mr Savage said the staff were in good

health, with one vacancy to fill for the

new season.

“We’ve had alot of interest in the job

andthere’s been agood numberofKiwis

applying, some with previous experience

who are wanting to come back into the

industry, which is very pleasing.”

While no focus days were able to be

held in the near future, due to the

Covid­19 restrictions, Mr Savage saidhe

was planning to hold monthly online

updates.

Rotaryboomirrigatorrepairs and service,

including wirerope&splicing

Dairyshedyardworkincluding topand backing gates

Mainline installation and repairs

Anyother general engineering/fabrication requirements

Bale feeder –calffeeders Standardorcustom-made

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Health workers busy hunting Covid­19

Angela Leadley unwinds at home

with family pet, Herb.

By Toni Williams

Angela Leadley, of Ashburton, is one

of six health team leaders working on

the front line of Canterbury’s Covid­

19 response.

It’s meant some long, 14­hour

work days, working up to six days a

week.

Angela's usual working week

involves two days based in Timaru

but she has been travelling to

Christchurch. “It’s been massive,

really busy,” Angela says.

One saving grace during lockdown

saw husband Ross, aself­employed

builder, home from work and take on

the home schooling of sons Brady, 8

and Lachie, 7. Angela says he’s done

agreat job.

She works for the public health

unit of Community and Public

Health, abig team working across

three district health boards from

Kaikoura to South Canterbury and

across to the West Coast.

Angela says there are between 40

and 50 staff working different roles in

the Covid­19 response. Some are

working with border control at

Christchurch International Airport

and the ports of Lyttelton and

Timaru greeting flights and ships and

advising on public health concerns.

Others are investigating cases,

contact tracing and daily monitoring

people who have Covid­19 and their

household contacts in isolation.

At peak she says team members

were making more than 400 calls a

day, checking on how people in

quarantine or isolation were doing,

monitoring their symptoms remotely

and supporting them.

It’s included solving problems such

as finding alternative homes to

isolate in, medical help or getting

food deliveries or help through other

agencies such as CDHB welfare

teams or Civil Defence.

It has dropped to around 50 calls a

day now.

Angela runs up to 10km aday as a

stress reliever. She says family time in

lockdown has included watching

movies and going for bike rides.

The boys also celebrated their

birthdays on April 7and 4

respectively. On both occasions the

family ‘‘dressed up and went out for

dinner’’ having evening meals

around aspecially set up dining

table, usually covered in school

material.

Angela and Ross have kept their

bubble small, even as the alert levels

have lowered; Angela's younger

sister Debbie, and partner Cawte,

gave birth to their first child ­aboy

named Oliver ­three weeks ago. It's

put connecting with family on hold,

for now.

But Angela says there have been a

lot of Zoom calls and plenty of

birthday cakes shared online; two

nieces have celebrated their fifth and

first birthdays.

Angela is proud of the work being

done by the public health team, and

says they are well supported by

management and medical officers of

health. It’s been achallenging time

but the goal of eliminating the virus

continues to provide motivation.

Astep toward normality, but surgical backlog to clear

Amove from level 3tolevel2

represents amajor shiftinhow our

country is dealing withCovid­19.

Manyshopswill reopen, restaurants

can again serve guests, and schools

and early childhood centres will go

back on Monday.

For someitwillfeel like astep into

the unknown.Arisk thatweare

exposing ourselves to, with afear of

numbers growingonceagain. It’s a

valid concern, but we’re better

placed than most to avoid it.

As an island nationwehave strong

borders,particularly with the

mandatory quarantiningwe

eventuallysaw introducedfor Kiwis

returning home.

While for afew people oneofthe

mostpressingissues might be getting

Comment by Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon

ahaircut, for others the move from

level 3to2isfar moresignificant.

No precisedata hasbeen released,

but the Association of Salaried

Medical Specialists estimate that

between 20,000and 30,000elective

surgeries were cancelled, with a

further 60,000 specialist

appointments alsoparked.

Althoughsome havebeen carried

out underlevel3,level 2allowsfor a

wider range of patients to be

operated on.

Unfortunately there is quitea

backlog. Somedistricthealth boards

estimate it could be ayear or more

beforethey’ve caught up.

Thecost of thatcould be severe,

not just financial, but more

importantly on the lives and

wellbeing of the people the lockdown

protected.

For others the end of the

lockdown represents achance to

escape.

In recent days Police haveagain

repeated their concerns over family

violence and harm. Even in the best

of times it’s not as easy as some might

expectfor victimstoreporttheir

abuser.

Withlockdown measuresinplace

for weeksonend that task became

even harder.

Family violence can be hiding in

places we might never expect, our

neighbours, ourfriends, ourown

extended families. It’s vital we all

remain vigilant, call out violence

when we see it, and as we move to

level 2, continue to give as much

supporttovictims as we can.

We’ve done atremendous job to

get to this point. Together, by staying

apart, we’ve flattened the curve and

strangled the spread of the virus. It

was the right thing to do, but we must

also acknowledge the socialcost of

the lockdown.

For many it wasn’t easy, and their

relationships, their health,and their

mentalwellbeing may have suffered.

Flattening that curve shouldnow be

oneofour priorities.

Andrew Falloon


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Video posts entertain in lockdown

By Toni Williams

People around the district have

stepped up during Covid­19

restrictions, entertaining captive

audiences with the wide reach of

the internet.

Businesses, individuals and

organisations have taken to social

media to keep in touch with their

respective communities in

entertaining ways.

Among them were Ashburton

District mayor Neil Brown, Rakaia

School principal Mark Ellis and EA

Network Centre’s Tayla McAdam,

who between them have clocked up

thousands of views from their mini

video posts.

Mayor Brown, not usually one

for cooking, took over the kitchen

with daughter Mikayla to make

beer bread, lemon slice and carrot

patties.

Then he posted his success, with

videos, on Facebook.

His beer bread clocked up 2000

views, but his mini video chats with

council chief executive officer

Hamish Riach, discussing arange of

district issues, have clocked up

more than 12,000 views.

“Being safe inside has opened up

new worlds for the Brown family,”

he posted.

“I've taken over afew times in

Judy's kitchen to try my hand in

baking afew experiments.

‘‘You've seen my beer bread,

which went down atreat, here my

daughter Mikayla and Ihave made

afew things on the weekend ­carrot

patties and lemon slice.

“Hope everyone is keeping

themselves safe and sane by trying

new things and looking after your

mental health with positive actions

Rakaia School principal Mark Ellis.

and fresh air when you get it,” he

said.

“Keep connected with friends

and family safely, and feel free to

share pics of the fun and tasty

experiments in the kitchen.

‘‘Would love to see what the

other blokes in the district are

whipping up for their families.”

Principal Mark Ellis has been in

constant contact with his school

community on Facebook.

He not only unveiled his very

short home haircut to them, but

took on awhole new personna to

entertain in one video as

international soccer star Patrick

Quentin Rafferty. It’s been viewed

hundreds of times.

Mr Ellis’s alter ego gained his

status from being in the Irish Under

13 team.

He said the children had worked

“very hard but it was really, really

important to get out (side) as well”.

With soccer ball at the ready, he

showed some football techniques

on how to kick aball properly with

the inside and outside of the foot.

“Inside and outside and outside

and inside, practise that at home,”

he said, showing his ball skills.

EA Networks Centre’s Tayla

McAdam used music and madness

in her entertaining posts for pupils

of the swim school.

It’s been away to reinforce their

water skills and for her to keep in

contact with members.

Ms McAdam showed swim

strokes techniques for pupils to

practise out of the water and

donned her own swimming suit to

sit in the bath and sing children’s

songs to teach younger members

water confidence.

It too has been viewed thousands

of times.

Thomas, the family cat, became

an accidental star by video bombing

her post but he just added to the

entertainment and was likely drawn

in by songs such as Tiny Tim and

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.

Mayor Neil Brown took to the kitchen to entertain his family, and the

community, through social media during lockdown.


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LIONSCLUBINTERNATIONAL

WE SERVE

What areLionsClubs?

Lions Club of Ashburton

Lions Club of Methven

Lions Club Mayfield &Districts

Lions is atruly global organisation comprising of over 47,000 Lions clubs in 200

countries and with amembership of over 1.4million people. The Lions motto is

“WESERVE”.

Lions arededicatedtohelping their communities.Giving time and energy to othersis

afantastic waytohelp the community, yet, it also provides agreat feeling foryou that

can spread and have apositiveimpactinyour lifeand howyou approach the world.

Along with the servicecomes the friendship and fellowship thatall Lions clubs foster.

OurMission

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs,

encourage peaceand promoteinternational understanding through Lions clubs.

TheBenefits of being aLion

When youbecome aLion, youbecome partofaglobal network of volunteers working

together to make adifference.

Would youliketofind outmoreabout LionsClubs in Ashburton?

Clubs arealways looking to build their membership,soifyou would liketomakeenquires

locally please contact:

Ashburton: g.l.edge@xtra.co.nz

AshburtonCounty:acl.ashburton@xtra.co.nz

AshburtonPakeke: dwjmbennett@gmail.com

•Hinds: gleneil18@gmail.com

Mayfield: grant.jan@xtra.co.nz

•Methven: irwin.wr@gmail.com

•Rakaia: raewynmundt@xtra.co.nz

•Media Contact: chrisstewart196@gmail.com

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The Lions Club of

Ashburton was Chartered

in September 1963

initially with 32 members.

Membership has grown

and remained strong over

the 57 years that the Club

has been in existence and

currently stands at 64

members. Initially a male

only Club,membershipwas

opened to women in 2012.

The Club has undertaken

many major projects with the aim of returning monies raised to the Ashburton Community

along with Lions National and International humanitarian purposes.Members regularly deliver

Meals on Wheels and also supportarange of other communityservices.

Major events run by the Club include the Playhouse Raffle, Annual Charity GolfTournament,

South Island Motorhome Show, Vintage CarClub Swap meet catering and gatekeeping,the Big

Smoke versus Rural Folk Team Challenge and Auction along with gatekeeping duties, selling

garden manureand revenue from the use and hireofitsFood Trailer.

We are able to support community causes such as Ronald McDonald House, MSA Men’s and

Phoenix Rising Choirs, health and social services including provision of defibrillators, the toy

library, children’s learntoswimprogrammes,adventurecamps performing arts such as music

and theatre, junior rowing, basketball, athletics and netball, Ashburton Aviation Museum,

Foodbanks, Camp Quality for young cancer sufferers, suicide prevention programmes,

AshburtonCancer Support, Mid/South CanterburyLifeEducation Trust,Birthright, Ashburton

Pipe Band, Ashburton StJohn Cadets, Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust, Child Cancer,

Hospice Mid-Canterbury, Christchurch Cancer Society Shuttle,Trott’s Garden Charitable Trust,

Berwick Outdoor Experience.

TheClub holds several social events forits membersand partners throughout the year.

The Club meets on the first Wednesday ofeach month (except January) from 5.45pm at the

Hotel Ashburton.

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TheLions Club

of Methvenwas

charteredin1967

and has been

activefor 53 years,

with 76 members

from diverse

backgrounds.

Thereisawealth

of skills and

enthusiasm

available to

raise funds for

communityneeds

and provide

manpowertomake

thingshappen.

Major fundraising projects include the Discover Mt Hutt Summer Open Day (late February),

Golf Tournament (May), and the Methven Mud and Steel Winch Challenge (October). Other

projects include battery recycling, equipment hire, spectator logistics atthe Methven Rodeo,

and Christmas trees.

Theclubalso organises Methven’sAnzac Daycelebrations. Social events additional to monthly

dinners are organised through the year. The club organises an array ofsocial events for

members throughout the year,including bus trips and four wheel driveexcursions.

All ofthe funds raised are distributed to various charitable causes. Local community groups

and schools arethe main recipients.Some funds go to Lions International,which targets several

national and global causes.

Dinner meetings,cateredbyadifferentcommunitygroup each month, areheldatthe United

Clubrooms in the MethvenDomain at 6pm on the 4th Wednesdayofeach month.

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Sponsored by

MethvenLions, the

Mayfield and Districts

club waschartered

in1978.

Theclub represents

the areas of Mayfield,

Mt Somers,Valetta,

Lismore, Carew,

Ruapuna, Anama

and Montaltoand

currently has 64

members

We have amonthly

teameeting,held

at the Mayfield Golf

Club on the second Tuesdayofthe month at 6pm. Various organisations within the district

fundraise through catering these meals.The monthly teameetings areagreatopportunityfor

members to catchupoverameal and listen to an interesting speaker.

The club elects aboard each year which is charged with running the club.This board meets

everythird Tuesdayofthe month.

The clubs major fund raising events include the Mt Somers Mountain Bike Challenge, Annual

CharityGolfMatch, Wood Chops,Used batterycollections,Mayfield ShowChocolate Wheel and

swede and onion sales.Ronald McDonald House has been amajor benefactorfromproceeds

from the Mountain Bike Challenge over anumber of years.

Services include hosting the IHC for aBBQ lunch and entertainment, senior citizens outing,

meals on wheels and manning collections forvarious organisations.

While serving the community isthe clubs driver, itisdone while having fun, with the club

having agreat team spirit cultivated byanumber ofsocial activities throughout the year. A

night atthe races, winter curling match, partners tea meeting and working bees to name a

few. The club isalways actively looking for enthusiastic new members and would welcome

enquiries.

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Lions Club of AshburtonCounty

Lions Club of AshburtonPakeke

Lions Club of Hinds &Districts

Lions Club of Rakaia

Ashburton County Lions

originated in June 1987

as a Lioness Club with

25 women attending a

meeting to explore the

possibility ofestablishing

a club, a President and

board of Directors were

appointed, sponsored by

the Ashburton Lions Club.

Five years later in May

1992 the club chartered

as a Lions Club with 32

members. Ten of those

members arestill members of the club today. Ourclubisanall female club with 56 members.

We have adinner meeting onthe 4th Wednesday ofeach month at the Hotel Ashburton at

6.30pm.

Alarge part ofwhat the club does is focused on service inthe community. Members assist

with Meals on Wheels,drive forDay Careonaweekly basis,and help with street appeals.The

club has made up gift baskets or donatedtoiletries forPresbyterian Support, Birthright“Seeds”,

Hospiceand Women’s Refuge.

Moneyisdonatedeach year from araffle to Camp QualitySouth. TheClub most years sponsors

acandidate over the age of 18 to Berwick Outdoor Experience, its objectiveistobroaden ones

experiences in lifebyusing teamwork to improveindividual confidenceand selfesteem on this

eightday course.

The Clubs biggest local community service isthe annual Toot for Tucker, growing each year

thanks to community support, in donated non perishable foods for the local food banks, it

hasbecome ahuge undertaking forthe club and all those groups thatsupportitonthe night,

over 400 banana boxes offood divided up between St Vincent dePaul, Salvation Army and

Presbyterian Support.

Ashburton

Pakeke Lions

celebrate their

40th birthday

this year having

been Chartered

in September

1980.

We areamixed

gender club with

37 members.

Non-member

wives and

partners are

welcome at our

monthly tea

meetings and

oftenassist us

with our manyprojects throughout the year.

We meet at the Hotel AshburtonFunction Room 4th Mondayofeach month at 5.30pm, where

we enjoyatwocourse meal with entertainmentand aguest speaker.

Our very first project was providing funding for the Allenton Scout Den. Two ofour notable

projects wasplanting daffodils on East St green and building abridgeinthe Domain. We also

do gate keeping and street collections supporting other charitable organizations.

For our Lions Centennial project weare refurbishing the Sextons Building at the Ashburton

Cemetery.

Our main fundraiser is the Annual Charity Market and Garage Sale held at the Ashburton

Racecourse which involves all our club members with our wives and partners helping.

Throughout the year the club organises manysocialoutings and functions formembers.

TheHinds club is

36 years old,being

established in 1984

and sponsored by

the Mayfield Lions

club.

We areanall

male club,with a

membership of 49.

Hinds Lions meet

on the third

Tuesdayofeach

month at the

Hinds Community

centre.The usual

programme

includes asocial

hour beforeameal at around 7:00pm, and oftenthereare interesting speakers invited along.

Meals areprovided by groups and organisations from around the area, providing auseful flow

of funds to supportthem.

Activities centre around the sale of straw and manure (big hit with gardeners), as well as

running the Longbeach Coastal Challenge in conjunction with Longbeach School. Other

activities include arangeofservices such as delivering Meals on Wheels,organising the ANZAC

serviceaswell as helping with the running of local events.

Social activities include bike trips,the occasional bus trip and sometimes extend to four-wheel

driveexcursions.

Contributions are made tothe Global Lions effort, and financial support goes to the Maia

Foundation, St Johns,Westpac Trust and Cancer and Stroke support.

Abig focus for our club is providing assistance, both financial and manpower, for local youth

activities.

Agroup of

communityminded

menformed The

Lion’s Club of Rakaia

44 years ago in 1976.

Sincethattimethey

have been holding

meetings at various

venueswithin our

districtonthe 2nd

Wednesdayofeach

month at 6:30 pm.

Members partners are

also invited along to

usually four meetings

each year as they can

also be involved with whateverprojects,activityorsocial eventasmuch as they like.

Currently we have 47 members which is equal to the most we have ever had. Five ofthose

members areladies and ahusband and wifecouple areboth members. Wewouldwelcome the

opportunitytohavenew members join our club.

Selling swedes on the roadside trailer has been the most long running projectundertaken for

fundraising but selling lily and freesia bulbs has been the most financial.

Rakaia Lions most notable project was the erection of our landmark“Salmon”and currently

instigated byLions, the Salmon site isgetting redeveloped to cater for the increased number

of tourists thatstop.

We support many community groups and we like to focus on charities that assist the less

fortunate members of our community.

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Winter is fast approachingand gardener

Leanne Smith is flatout pruning, tidying

and bedding down Trott’s Garden.

She’s been back on deck since level3

restrictionswere introduced and is working

solo.

‘‘Itisvery quiet here at the moment and

I’m missing the many volunteers who

usually help out in the garden.’’

She said volunteershelped her with

mowing duties and generalgardening and

wereasociablecrowd, but they wouldnot be

returning untilgiven the go­ahead.

Now was abusy time for her and all about

tidying up the garden for winter.

Her biggestjob was cutting back the 110

metres of perennial borders.

The bordersare various shades of brown

at the moment and quite differentfrom

their summer colours.

The border work was likely to take a

couple of months, on and off, and all the

waste would be composted.

‘‘The compost I’m puttingonthis year

camefrom the cuttings from lastyear, so it’s

all about recycling.’’

The sizeable compost heap at Trott's will

growbigger overthe coming weeks.

Joining the pile will be large piles of

leaves collected from around the 4ha

garden, and other garden waste.

Aride­on mower is usedtoclear up the

bulkofthe leaves.

Leanne said Trott’s was afour season

garden and atranquil spot with plenty of

birdlife.

Her favourite seasonwas summer, when

she also enjoyed taking visitors on formal

garden tours.

Trott’s also features ared border area,

woodland areas developed around curves

and English­inspiredformal gardens.

There are around 50 speciesofmagnolia,

70 kinds of maples and varieties of

dogwood,azaleas, and over500

rhododendrons, all underplantedwith

woodland plants and groundcover.

Summer is the busiest month for visitor

numbers, helped by the fact that Trott's

Garden is recognised as aGarden of

InternationalSignificance and has been

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Trott’s Garden tour guide and gardener

Leanne Smith at work, and, right, an

impressive autumn vista.

awarded six stars by the New Zealand

Gardens Trust.

International visitorsusually accounted

for between20and 30 per cent of summer

gardentour numbers, and adollar value

that was higher again,said Trott’s Garden

marketing and administrator Nicola

Walker.

She said international numberswere

expected to drop sharply because of the

impactofCovid­19.

The charitable trust that ownedthe

gardens would look at and plan the next

seasontosee how the dropoff in overseas

tourists could be filled, she said.

The garden would reopen in September

for garden tours and walk up garden

visitors, but venue bookings and inquiries

can be made year round.

Still time to sow your broad beans

Traditionally,broad beans are sown from March

until mid­May,tostand through the winterand bear

crops in early summer.

Renowned for their hardiness, broadbeans are a

favourite vegetable with many gardeners, as not

only do seeds germinate in cold groundbut the

plantsprefer heavier soils.

The soil for broadbeans should be welldrained

and enriched with plenty of compost.

Phosphates, supplied by adding bone dustor

superphosphate,will encourage healthy growth.

Applying lime at the rate of 50g per sqmsome time

beforesowing sweetenssour, acidsoils.

Tall broad bean plantsneed to be supported, and

can provideexcellent windbreaks for tender spring

crops.Site the rows where they will be useful shelter

for the likesoflettuce, outdoortomatoes and

Frenchbeans.

Sow broad beansindouble rows, about 20cm

apart,with theseeds placed about10cm apartand

5cm deep. Sow afew extra seeds at the end of rows

to transplant into any gaps.

If you are growing red­flowered or other heritage

broad beans and wanttosave seeds, be aware they

Broad beans, renowned for their hardiness, are a

favourite vegetable with many gardeners.

will crosspollinate with other broadbeans within

bee­flying distance and may not breed true.

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Good numbers at

foothills reunion

Close to 100 people

attended an informal

reunion of people who

went to Springburn

Schoolorlived in the

Springburn/Staveley area

in the 1950s,‘60s and ‘70s.

The reunion was

organised by former

resident Barry Burgess

and held at the Staveley

Hall before the Covid­19

lockdown kickedin.

Mr Burgesssaid it was a

‘‘magic day’’ for him and a

numberofothers.

The Staveley Hall had

been the gathering point

for the community for

decades and memoriesof

country dances, local

bands and jovialitywere

recounted, along with the

moviesthat were shown

on Friday nights.

Although he had left

the foothills area in 1971,

he had still managed to

recognise anumber of

peopleatthe reunion and

many he hadn’t seen in

more thanfour decades.

There were

representatives fromthe

Pawsey, Smith, Syme,

Stewart, Lamb,McRae,

Mehrtens, Wightman, Lill

and Totty families, as well

as from the Gray,Lister,

Hewit,Greenslade, Hydes

and Burgess families.

‘‘Lois Moody was

probably the most senior,

not that you would think it

Jenny Wightman and Alf Wightman were among

those at the March reunion.

The 1955 class at Springburn School.

to see her.’’

There weresome great

chin wags and stories

sharedand the road near

the Staveley Hall was

packedwith cars on the

day.

‘‘The carswere modern

and the people abit older,

but it really brought back

to me what agreat little

community Igrew up in.’’

House prices up in March

Median house prices across New

Zealand increased by 13.7% in March to

anew record medianprice of $665,000,

up from $585,000 in March 2019.

Data from the Real EstateInstitute of

New Zealand shows eight regions

recording new high median prices in the

month.

The median price for houses sold in

the Ashburton District in Marchwas

$375,000, compared to $350,000 in

February and $360,000 in March 2019.

Some 58 homes were sold in the

district in March compared to 43 the

previous month.

In the Canterbury region there was a

6.8% increase in the median price of

homes soldinMarch ($490,000)

compared with the same month in 2019

($459,000).

Agroup from Timaru tackles beading at aCanBead workshop.

Trust wants surplus

beads, fishing gear

The CanInspireCharitableTrust is after any

surplus beading or fishing itemsthat it can reuse

to run workshops for people affectedbyillness,

traumaorpersonal loss.

The trustisinvitingpeople to have aCovid­19

clean out.

It works with agencies suchasthe Cancer

Society, the Brain Injury Trust and othersto

provide awelcomedistraction and connection to

othersexperiencing similar situations.

Through CanBead, the trust offers beading and

jewellery workshops.

Bead stocks are comprised mostly of

deconstructed broken or unwanted jewellery

donated to us by the public. Volunteerswash,

dismantle and put together bead packs for use at

workshops.

CanTackle workshops teach participants how

to fly fishand uses atutor to work through areas

such as tying your own fly, to castingarod and

what to do onceyou make thatmagic catch.

Anyone with unwanted rods or fly tying kits

and feathers is encouraged to donate themfor

thebenefit of others.

TheCanInspire Charitable Trusthas gone

from strengthtostrengthsince it was set up in

2010. It has seven regional offices and has

reached hundreds of people.

Donated items can be droppedoff at

Community House Mid Canterbury(44 Cass

Street)when it reopens, or can be collectedon

request.

More information on the caninspire.org.nz

website.

Ashburton A&P meeting on soon

TheAshburton A&P Show

committeewillholdits annual

general meetingatthe end ofthe

month, wherethe new incoming

president will be confirmedand

thereisexpected to be alot of

discussion on theupcoming show,

duetorun on October 30and31.

AssociationsecretaryLucille

Brownsaysthe committee was

remainingvery positive about

holding the showatthe end of the

year, however it will depend on

numbersallowedbygovernmentdue

to Covid­19.

Theshowhasanumberofevents

such as equestrian anddog trials

whichare used as qualifying events

fortheir grandfinals so could leave

theshow in abetterposition to go

ahead, even in small sections.

UnliketheNew Zealand

AgriculturalShow, which announced

thecancellation of theirNovember

show last week,the Ashburton A&P

Show didnot needtomakeafinal

decision untillater in the year.

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Gianna debating, sharing

views at youth conference

Ashburton Christian School student

GiannaButler is mid way through the

twoweekAotearoa Youth Declaration

conference, acivic educationproject

aimed at developingayouth perspective

on public policy.

TheYear10studentshould havebeen

attending afive day event in Auckland,

butbecause of Covid­19 is joining others

through Zoommeetingsand Flack chat

rooms.

Theconference hours run mostly

between 6pm and 9pm,and feature input

from 180 students from around the

country.

Agedbetween 13­18, the studentsare

workingintargetedgroups to create

policy solutions on abroadrange of

problems.

Theywill discuss and debate issues

and alsohear fromguest speakers.

Eachgroupexamines one or two issues

relevant to Aotearoa, including as access

to voting,education,justice, the

environment, child povertyand Te Reo

in schools.

Gianna is looking at rights and

freedoms and working with 13 other

students and being directedbytwo

leaders.

Gianna Butler is mid way through the

two week Aotearoa Youth Declaration

conference.

‘‘At schoolwehave studied topicsthat

lookedatjustice and rights and I’m keen

to sharemyknowledge and opinion.’’

Areaslooked at so far had included

the rights of immigrants, the debate

around gun lawsand the freedom of

speech.

‘‘We are discussing just what rightsare

and how they differfrom say privileges,’’

said Gianna.

Each groups was working towards its

own declaration and would contribute a

solution to their topic.

The combinationofthe solutions

wouldmake up theAotearoa Youth

Declaration document which would then

be passed on to the decision­makers that

included MPs, local councils, boards,

and otherinfluential people.

Gianna said she waslearning valuable

skills at the conference such as effective

communication, and teamwork, and

enjoying the experience.

‘‘I’mmixing withlike­minded people

and discussing topicsI’m passionate

about.’’

The onlineconference wrapsupon

May 22.

Gianna Butler is eyeing up apossible

future career as apaediatric oncologist,

but has alsobeen told she would make a

good lawyer.

Nine groups get

creative funding

Nine local community

groups are set to benefit

from almost $21,000 of

fundingfor their upcoming

projects andevents, after

beingawarded money

from thesecond round of

the2019/20 Creative

CommunitiesScheme

grant.

The Ashburton District

Council has awarded

$20,880tothe groups,

courtesy of CreativeNew

Zealand's Creative

CommunitiesScheme.

Thesuccessful recipients

areAshburton Civic Music

Council, Ashburton

CreativeFibre, Ashburton

Indian Multicultural

Charitable Trust,

Ashburton MusicalClub,

Ashburton Writers' Group,

Bike Methven/Hannah

Kidd, CanInspire Trust,

Hakatere Ceramics&

Pottery Ashburton, and

TheBig LittleTheatre

Company.

Chairofthe Creative

Communities Ashburton

District Assessment

Committee, Sarah

Davidson, saysthe funding

willhelpsupport thelocal

arts.

Projects the grantwill

support includethe

Festival of Lights,music

concerts, free Canbead

workshops forpeople

experiencingillness,

traumaorloss,community

group exhibitions at the

AshburtonArtGallery, a

designcompetition for a

new Mt Hutt Bike Park

sign, andatravelling

theatre showaround the

district's halls and

community venues.

Creative NewZealand

provides funding to local

councils around the

countrytodistributein

their community, and

AshburtonDistrictMayor

Neil Brownsaidcouncil

wasdelighted to allocate

the funds to enhance the

district.

Thenextroundof

CreativeCommunities

Scheme funding will open

in August 2020.

Information on the grant is

availableonthe council

website ashburtondc.govt.

nz/grants.

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QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8566

ACROSS

1. Imprisonment (13)

8. Change (5)

9. Fruit (7)

10. Rich (6)

11. Look (6)

12. Speed (5)

14. Absolute (5)

18. Ditch (6)

20. Small (6)

23. Castle (7)

24. Start (5)

25. Touchy (4-9)

DOWN

1. Affront (6)

2. Country (5)

3. Refuge (7)

4. Cheese (4)

5. Month (5)

6. Annoy (7)

7. Lower(6)

13. Mean (7)

15. Capital city (7)

16. Plaster (6)

17. Insect (6)

19. Board game (5)

21. Italian composer

(5)

22. Revolve (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8566

ACROSS

1. In that way you’ll meet alot of people (7,6). 8. The two

men were taken back and charged (5). 9.What gave the

mother’sdearinItaly the blackeye? (7). 10.Joins up with

the Latin senor wandering about (6). 11. Household in

which only the woman remain young? (6). 12. Whisper

“It’s the Ateam” (5). 14. Like the female to be pale (5).

18. Digest, in addition, the rice pudding (6). 20. Mean the

fellow has an excuse (6). 23. Be ago-getter! (7). 24. Business

brought the two men back together (5). 25. One in

which you keep stepping on your partner’s toes? (6-2,5).

DOWN

1. Does he speak your name and waken you up? (6). 2. In

sequence, say what you want (5). 3. What the many that

fished did with the bait? (7). 4. Not saying anything stupid

(4). 5. In abad state, try (5). 6. Come out and call up

“Tea is prepared” (7). 7. Found to have been copied (6).

13. Will the lady call back for the varnish? (7). 15. Began

with the leading man (7). 16. Astrange chap: East Indian

(6). 17. Bring the old girl round inaddition (6). 19.

ThoughtsIhadwhen the sea got really rough (5). 21. The

artist’s model was haggard(5). 22.Not back at sea! (4).

SUDOKU

MEDIUM No. 5219

9 4

2 1 5 9

7 6 1

3 6 8

7 6 3 9

4 3 6

3 1 5

7 1 3 6

4 2

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

4 5 3 2 8 9 1 6 7

9 6 8 5 1 7 2 4 3

1 7 2 6 3 4 8 5 9

8 4 1 7 9 6 5 3 2

7 3 5 1 2 8 6 9 4

6 2 9 3 4 5 7 8 1

2 1 4 8 5 3 9 7 6

5 9 7 4 6 1 3 2 8

3 8 6 9 7 2 4 1 5

Solution to previous crossword

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8565 -SOLUTIONS

Across -1,Cautious. 6, List.8,Taxi. 9,Allusion. 10, Revel.

11,Trophy. 13, Canter. 15, Report. 17, Estate. 19, Snipe.

22, Anarchic. 23, Heap. 24, Acre. 25, Saturate.

Down -2,Abate. 3, Trident. 4, Opal. 5, Solitary.6,Lasso.

7, Smother. 12, Breeches. 14, Arsenic. 16, Panther. 18,

Agree. 20, Plait. 21, Scut.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8565 -SOLUTIONS

Across -1,Takes off. 6, Blew. 8,Peep. 9, C-ont-ents. 10,

Steak (anag.). 11,I’s-sued.13, Banner (headlines).15, Heate-r.

17, C-edric. 19, Stops (rev.). 22, Viennese (anag.).

23, M-I-en. 24, He-re. 25, She-athed.

Down -2,Avert (anag.). 3,Ex-plain .4,On-c-e. 5, Fanlight.

6, Brews (bruise). 7, Ex-t-RE-me. 12, Crackers. 14,

Adelin-E. 16, At-tempt. 18, Range. 20, Piece (peace). 21,

P-eke.

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To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be on the

answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Broughttoyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

DebraCurtin

Chiropractor

Re-openingatLevel 2.

Book your appointmentnow.

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz

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2006 NISSAN BLUEBIRD SYLPHY

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TWIN AIR BAGS,

2000 CC,60,300

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2009 MAZDADEMIO SPORT

1500 CC,ABS,AIR CON,

CLIMATECONTROL,

REAR SPOILER,

70,500 KMS

2006 NISSAN CUBE

1400CC,42,000KMS, AUTO,

TWOAIR BAGS,ABS

$9995 $10,995 $8,995

DAIHATSU

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

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

HONDA

2006 HONDAINSPIRE,alloys,cruise control, reverse camera, 2wheel

drive, 3000 cc,57,000 kms..................................................................... $9,995

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

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

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

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

2007 HONDAELYSION PRESTAGESZ, auto, petrol,8seater, 5door,ABS,

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

2007 HONDASTEPWAGON G, 5door,8seater, ABS, air con, rear spoiler,

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

MITSUBISHI

2010 MITSUBISHI GALLANT FORTIS SPORT,5door,ABS, air con, CD

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

MAZDA

2009 MAZDADEMIO SPORT, 1500cc, ABS, air con, climate control, rear

spoiler,70,500kms.....................................................................................$10,995

2008 MAZDAAXELA15C, ABS, body kit, spoiler,air con, 34,600 kms,

1500cc................................................................................................................. SOLD

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

19,800 kms, 1500cc.................................................................................. $11,495

2014 NISSAN LATIO B

AUTO,31,000KMS,

TWIN AIR BAGS,ABS,

4DOOR SEDAN

NISSAN

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

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

2006 NISSANCUBE15M, 5door,petrol,air con, ABS, CD changer,42,300

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

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

kms, 1500cc, ready to go............................................................................$8,995

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

1800cc................................................................................................................. SOLD

2005 NISSAN TIIDA18G, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, rear spoiler,60,500

kms, 1800cc....................................................................................................... SOLD

2014 NISSAN LATIO B, auto, idling stop,twin air bags,ABS, 4door,petrol,

air con, 31,100kms........................................................................................$9,995

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

ABS, 60,000kms ........................................................................................... $9,995

2001 NISSAN CUBE, 1300 cc,5door,auto, 136,000 kms........................$3,495

2007 NISSAN SKYLINE 350 GT,3500 cc,auto, paddle shift, 18in alloys,

76,000 kms...................................................................................................$11,995

SUBARU

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

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

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

control, foglights,rearspoiler,3000 cc .................................................. SOLD

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

2000cc...............................................................................................................$8,995

2007 SUZUKISWIFT 1.5 XS

AUTO,

BODYKIT,AIR CON,

REARSPOILER, 1500 CC,

49,500KMS

SUZUKI

2007 SUZUKI SWIFT 1.5 XS, Auto,body kit, air con, 1500cc,

49,500 kms.................................................................................................. $9,995

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

spoiler,49,500 kms, 1500cc......................................................................... SOLD

2007 SUZUKISX4 XG, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, climate control, rear

spoiler,roof rails,alloys,97,200 kms, 1500 cc.....................................$8,495

2007 SUZUKISWIFT 1.5XS,1500cc, white, auto, body kit, air con, 68,000

kms.....................................................................................................................$9,995

TOYOTA

2007 TOYOTA PRIUS STOURING, hybrid,alloys,reverse camera, air con,

rear spoiler,ABS, 1500cc,36,000 kms................................................ $9,995

2006 TOYOTA RACTIS GL, 1500cc, ABS, cruise control, air con, rear spoiler,

63,400kms ......................................................................................................... SOLD

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

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

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

rear spoiler,cruise control, 133,450 kms, 2400cc...........................$14,995

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2004 TOYOTA FUNCARGO,1300cc, auto, air con, rear spoiler,

148,000 kms...................................................................................................... SOLD

2008 NISSAN NOTE

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READY TO GO

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