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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
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
‘‘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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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
‘‘Nobody expects that all jobs can
be saved, but it’s vital we see some
ongoing support for industries worst
hit, and astrong economic growth
strategy to create new jobs for people
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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
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
packages, as well as support and
advice. The company says some
could be redeployed. Hornby and
Rangiora may also close.
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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
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
Contractors are reporting food,
nappies and garden rubbish as the
main culprits contaminating
recycling, but had also spotted
items like corrugated iron and a
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
kerbside collectionswent straight
to landfill. Under level3,they
weretold to revert to prelockdownhabits,
recyclables, glass and waste for
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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
He said there was a90per
cent chance the bar would
remain closed until May 21,
which was not good for
The MSA was ‘‘already
bleeding and it couldn’t get the
band aid on quick enough,’’ he
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Building work continues at the MSA.
‘‘It’s another week without
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
‘‘We have anumber of older
members and for them coming
here is an important social trip
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
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
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
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
enforcement will return on
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.
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
People will not be allowedto
Bad recyclers are costing ratepayers
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‘‘Weexpect somelag from
level4tocarry on into thenext
fortnightlycycle,’’ Mr McCann
From April 1toMay 11,council
sent 37 loads and1875 tonnes of
recyclingtolandfill, at an
Each load of rejected recycling
costs about $1065 to send to
weeks, council would push an
educationcampaign to ratepayers.
Cameras on recycling trucks also
gave the abilitytotrackand deal
‘‘We are hopingand trustthat
people willrespondand getback
to normal. Otherwise it willcost
Ashburton’s glassisrecycled in
Auckland. Ashburton is the only
glass separately and sends itnorth;
Mr McCann said therewas an
influxofgreen waste at the
resource recovery park under
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.’’
through alockdown andongoing
pandemichas been challenging
for the district’s top civil servant.
He said it comparedtothe
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
timefrom thestart of the
lockdown in March, thevolumes
are aboutnormal forthis timeof
He said council’s contractor
EnviroWaste haddone agreat job
collecting the district’s rubbish
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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
Mr Bryson, his wife
Renee Boe and teenage
children Louis, 18, and
Lola, 14, live at Staveley
and are all competent
They enjoy active
winters in the great
outdoors together and
love the challenge of allmountain
The family bought this
year’s season passes early
and also usually get in a
few ski days at the
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
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
He loved being on the
snow with his family,
loved the speed of
downhill and also the
terrific views on the
Mt Huttwas also agood
and the skifield catered for
all levels of skiing
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
‘‘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.
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.
for Mt Hutt soon.
Back to school
open, with strict controls in
place, on Monday.
Under newAlertLevel 2
theneedfor measures such
as regular handwashing,
cleaningand some physical
normality will returntothe
Some schoolsand early
open since April 29 for
students whocould not
learn fromhome because
to work, butthe uptakehas
only been around5per
cent of thenational total.
will openfor Year 9and
Year 13 students on
Mondayand for all others
College principal Ross
Preece said allstaffwere
Thecollege would setup
andfollow all Covid19
guidelines, he said.
Ministry of Education was
rules didnot apply in the
classroom under Alert
andregular cleaning were,
Catching up withYear
13 studentsand assessing
overthe comingdays, said
willstart with a15minute
health and safety briefing
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
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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although they would be timed, they were
likely to be open book.
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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
Ben said he hoped to study to be a
chartered accountant after completing his
Unfortunately Covid19 has forced the
cancellation of the Top Scholar Award
ceremony he was due to attend in
Wellington this month.
The ceremony would have seen him
presented with acertificate recognising
him as last year’s top achieving economics
student nationally. The award comes with a
scholarship worth $5000 for each year of
his three years of tertiary study.
‘‘I am disappointed the ceremony’s not
happening and won’t be rescheduled, but
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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
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
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
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
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
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
The residential lifestyle
property spans 9.5 hectares on
Laings Road, on the outskirts
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
area, as well as service
buildings, three and four bay
pole sheds and asix loose box
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
The property is for sale by
tender which closes on May 29.
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Advisory group kicks off
No timeisbeingwasted by
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),
Bob McDonald (retail), Simon
Wareing (transport), AndreaLee
(hospitality), David Clark
(farming),Karl Jackson (iwi
representative), and council chief
executive Hamish Riachand
economic development manager
agricultural business sector was
also expected to jointhe group.
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
Members are expected to share
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
Safer MidCanterbury andSafe
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
Cr Stuart Wilsonsaid the State,
not ratepayers, shouldfoot the bill
for social services.
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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
Screens will be in place
in the reception area, with
sanitiser available. Extra
cleaning precautions are
being taken regularly.
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at Alert Level 2
Moving to Alert Level
2will change the way
the Ashburton District
Council holds its
suspended while the
again today (possibly
for thelasttime) but,
as chief executive
out to councillors last
week, the committee
would only existuntil
Covid19 committee is
resolve its purpose
had been served and
return to normal
meetings and council
Mr Riach hadasked
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trying to establish
work routines forstaff
Monday level 2would
At level 2,
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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
The pandemic had brought forward some
operationalchanges,like more phone and
‘‘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
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
‘‘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
‘‘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
Childhood vaccinations are continuingas
‘‘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
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
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 of community
services provider Safer
Mid Canterbury are being
supported through phone
calls, texts and online
video like Zoom during
the lockdown. Safer Mid
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
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
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
He anticipated arun on
referrals from court work
and for supportservices
when the country moves
down alert levels.
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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
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
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
He moved to Ashburton with his
widowed mother later in 1967 and
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
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
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
‘‘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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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
bigger and tougher
than Iwas and it took
all my concentration
and effort to deal with
Fortunately for me
and the team, Ihad a
very competent, vocal
vicecaptain (it was
Jamie Mackay of Radio
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
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
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
If you are feeling down, contact
your GP or call the helplines such as
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
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,
org.nz, phone 0273826501 and
Connie Quigley, connie.
We’re excited to be back to
normal and welcome you
If you can’t come in personally,just phone us
and we can process your order and deliver.
We look forward toseeing youvery soon.
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For thelatest info:
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
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
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
Two upcoming sessions under the
Teaching Tuesdays programme could
be of interest to anumber of people,
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
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
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:
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should phone
their doctor or Healthline on 0800 3585453
Authorised by Andrew Falloon MP,
139 Stafford Street, Timaru.
Baker Matt Harvey with son Thomas restaining the fence at home.
BakerMatt enjoys time
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/
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)
“You realise how much you missed
out on working six days aweek,” he
“I’m going to appreciate having
more time together as afamily at the
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
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
Celtic Rugby was granted $1785 and
Ashburton CollegeBasketball $1925,
have to work any weekends too, he
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
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
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
and rippa rugby $900 and Rakaia
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
Two other dayssaw 1.6mmfall each
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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May 2020 or whilestockslast. Wine andbeeravailable at stores with an off
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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.
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
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
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
03 307 7433
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
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
There will be a private
service followed by
interment atthe Manaroa
Respectfully cared forby
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maximum of 35 words
and on aper-line basis
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memoriam notices and
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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.
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.
03 307 7433
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
of Darren, Sue and
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
03 307 7433
Ruth: 6-9-1934 -15-5-2017:
Remembering a loving,
caring, delightful lady,
remembered each day.
No longer in our lives,but
in our hearts to stay.
Love Norman, Rodney
and Alison, Brenda, grand
children and great grand
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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
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
email@example.com 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
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
leaderships skills in thevoluntary group
Charlotte, 19, is astudentatthe
University of Canterburyand describes
hervalues as ‘‘compassion,
‘‘I’dlike to be abletoput my own
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
Maria,18, is studyingengineering at
theUniversity of Canterbury and the
three words thatdescribe hervalues are
‘‘I've been incredibly passionate
aboutthe environment and doing my
part to lookafteritfor along time. I've
andrun events,cleanupand are part of
educatingothers, butI've also seenhow
Maria Mendoza Nieto.
formalgroups that dealwithlegislation,
policiesand thebureaucracycan also
Age Concern freephone
Age Concern New Zealand has
launched anew freephone number that
anyone can call to get advice and
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
‘‘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
‘‘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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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
Purchases can be delivered or collected,
subject to Covid19 distancing protocol at
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
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,
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
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
‘‘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.
Overanumber of years the
55yearold hassoldher eggsat
thrice weekly yogaclasses she
hosts in the TinwaldCatholic
The money raised has
supported causes such as St
John, Women’sRefuge andthe
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
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
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
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
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
Alert Level 2conditions
were more practical for
They could travel interregionally,
stay overnight with
friends and family and use
Hunters can now also visit
outdoor retailers to buy
Limping to season end
By David Hill
The Lincoln University Dairy Farm is
“limping” tothe end of the season, after
With the farm in lockdown, Ashburton
based farm adviser Jeremy Savage
has been connecting with staffvia phone
and Zoom meetings, as the seasonwinds
“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
“Butit’s been avery slow autumn. We
are limping through to the end of the
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
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
“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
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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
It’s meant some long, 14hour
work days, working up to six days a
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
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
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
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,
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
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
eventuallysaw introducedfor Kiwis
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
Althoughsome havebeen carried
out underlevel3,level 2allowsfor a
wider range of patients to be
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
For others the end of the
lockdown represents achance to
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
for weeksonend that task became
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
For many it wasn’t easy, and their
relationships, their health,and their
mentalwellbeing may have suffered.
Flattening that curve shouldnow be
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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
Businesses, individuals and
organisations have taken to social
media to keep in touch with their
respective communities in
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
Mayor Brown, not usually one
for cooking, took over the kitchen
with daughter Mikayla to make
beer bread, lemon slice and carrot
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,”
“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
“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
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
It too has been viewed thousands
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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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
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.
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
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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
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
and has been
activefor 53 years,
with 76 members
of skills and
raise funds for
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.
Mayfield and Districts
the areas of Mayfield,
currently has 64
We have amonthly
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
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
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
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
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
this year having
gender club with
welcome at our
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
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
male club,with a
membership of 49.
Hinds Lions meet
on the third
month at the
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
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
Lion’s Club of Rakaia
44 years ago in 1976.
have been holding
meetings at various
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
‘‘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
Leanne said Trott’s was afour season
garden and atranquil spot with plenty of
Her favourite seasonwas summer, when
she also enjoyed taking visitors on formal
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
Trott’s Garden tour guide and gardener
Leanne Smith at work, and, right, an
impressive autumn vista.
awarded six stars by the New Zealand
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
She said international numberswere
expected to drop sharply because of the
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
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
Close to 100 people
attended an informal
reunion of people who
went to Springburn
Schoolorlived in the
in the 1950s,‘60s and ‘70s.
The reunion was
organised by former
resident Barry Burgess
and held at the Staveley
Hall before the Covid19
Mr Burgesssaid it was a
‘‘magic day’’ for him and a
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.
Pawsey, Smith, Syme,
Mehrtens, Wightman, Lill
and Totty families, as well
as from the Gray,Lister,
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
‘‘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
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
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
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,
The trustisinvitingpeople to have aCovid19
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
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
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
More information on the caninspire.org.nz
Ashburton A&P meeting on soon
TheAshburton A&P Show
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.
Brownsaysthe committee was
remainingvery positive about
holding the showatthe end of the
year, however it will depend on
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.
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.
attending afive day event in Auckland,
butbecause of Covid19 is joining others
through Zoommeetingsand Flack chat
Theconference hours run mostly
between 6pm and 9pm,and feature input
from 180 students from around the
Agedbetween 1318, the studentsare
workingintargetedgroups to create
policy solutions on abroadrange of
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
Gianna is looking at rights and
freedoms and working with 13 other
students and being directedbytwo
Gianna Butler is mid way through the
two week Aotearoa Youth Declaration
‘‘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
‘‘We are discussing just what rightsare
and how they differfrom say privileges,’’
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
The onlineconference wrapsupon
Gianna Butler is eyeing up apossible
future career as apaediatric oncologist,
but has alsobeen told she would make a
Nine groups get
Nine local community
groups are set to benefit
from almost $21,000 of
fundingfor their upcoming
projects andevents, after
from thesecond round of
The Ashburton District
Council has awarded
courtesy of CreativeNew
areAshburton Civic Music
Ashburton Writers' Group,
Kidd, CanInspire Trust,
Pottery Ashburton, and
Davidson, saysthe funding
Projects the grantwill
Festival of Lights,music
concerts, free Canbead
group exhibitions at the
designcompetition for a
new Mt Hutt Bike Park
theatre showaround the
district's halls and
provides funding to local
councils around the
their community, and
wasdelighted to allocate
the funds to enhance the
Scheme funding will open
in August 2020.
Information on the grant is
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control for homes -offices -
and cars. Phone Craig
Rogers 307 6347, member
of Master Tinters NZ.
TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV
block, glare, heat control,
safety, security, privacy,
frosting films, solar protective
window films. Free
quotes, 20 years local service.
Phone 0800 368 468
now, Bill Breukelaar, www.
TV Reception Specialists for
all your digital freeview
installations and repairs,
TV wall mounting, Smart
TV set-up, home theatre
installation. Call John at
Ashburton TV &Audio Ltd
03 308 7332 or 027 277
WINDSCREENS and house
glass. Qualified flat glass
glazier now in-house. Anything
glass, give us acall.
Your place or ours. Wilson
Windscreens, 152 Wills
Street, Ashburton. Phone
03 308 8485.
LOOKING to earn extra
money, even while you’re
out walking? Delivery
people required. Phone
The Courier 308 7664.
FREE standing Masport low
emission log burner complete
with flu. 8years old.
Offers. Phone 307 7024.
HEN house, 2.4m long, 1.2m
wide, 1.9m high. 4 nest
boxes, treated timer. 18
months old. $50. Phone
027 439 9139.
LT125 ride-on, 6speed, 42
inch cut. Phone 027 434
Small LPG cylinders
Off Street Parking
Arthur Cates Ltd
26 McNally Street
Ph 308 5397
Riverside Industrial Estate
17 Grey St,Ashburton
Phone 307 2707
pamper foryour pooch
Ph 0800454 654
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money? Why not sell your
unwanted items in The
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regularly advertises with us
and they’ll tell you, they get
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Full rangeofengineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs
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Forall other medicalassistance outside of normal
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to speak withahealth professional who will giveyou
free healthadvice on whattodoorwhere to go if you
If youdon’t have aregular general practice, call any
GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.
All non-residents and visa holders please bring your
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TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...
Saturday16th May is
Tinwald Medical Centre,33ArchibaldStreet.
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.
Sunday17th May is
MooreStreet Medical Centre, MooreStreet.
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.
Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the
weekend and public holidays please telephone
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or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.
Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be on the
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Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm
Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm
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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
CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755
Book your appointmentnow.
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public notice than Ashburton’s
The Courier! Simply
clip the form for a run-on
advert like this or telephone
us on 308 7664 if you
require adisplay advertisement.
PEASTRAW small bales.
Delivered Ashburton. $5.50
each; ex paddock $4.50
each. Phone/text 027 434
NEW! VIPER SYNERGIC
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Easy operation forbeginners.
We can help with:
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•Massage,reiki and reflexology
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Entries Close FRIDAY 3JULY2020
With the assistanceofAshburtonPaper Plus and
Held via zoom
If youwanttojoin the
by the 24th May.
ROOF COATINGS: All roof
types, specializing in
Decramastic and Long Run
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SPACE available for next
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Te Huka TaiCharitable
28 May @3.45pm
Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses
NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor
Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D
ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested
Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings
CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place
Phone Christine 027 245 2563
POTATOES Nadine and
Agria. $2 per kilo. Phone
308 3195 or 027 531 9103.
81 Elizabeth Street.
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SCISSORLIFTS for hire.
4WD and slab lifts available
for daily or weekly hire.
Pickup or delivery. Phone
North End Engineering 308
8155 for abooking.
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Local news at www.starnews.co.nz
WARRANTIES AA APPRAISED FINANCE BIGGEST YARD BEST SELECTION TRADE-INS
2006 NISSAN BLUEBIRD SYLPHY
ABS,AIR CON, CLIMATE
TWIN AIR BAGS,
2009 MAZDADEMIO SPORT
1500 CC,ABS,AIR CON,
2006 NISSAN CUBE
$9995 $10,995 $8,995
1999 DAIHATSUTERIOS SUV, manual,petrol,4x4, 5door,central locking,
rear spoiler,1300cc, 159,788 kms...........................................................$3,995
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
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
2010 MITSUBISHI GALLANT FORTIS SPORT,5door,ABS, air con, CD
changer,climate control, 97,400 kms, 1800cc....................................$9,995
2009 MAZDADEMIO SPORT, 1500cc, ABS, air con, climate control, rear
2008 MAZDAAXELA15C, ABS, body kit, spoiler,air con, 34,600 kms,
2008 MAZDADEMIO SPORT, 5door,ABS, climate control, air con, body kit,
19,800 kms, 1500cc.................................................................................. $11,495
2014 NISSAN LATIO B
TWIN AIR BAGS,ABS,
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
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,
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,
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,
2007 SUZUKISWIFT 1.5 XS
REARSPOILER, 1500 CC,
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
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,
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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