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Greek resort opens

doors for tennis pro

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Tennis pro Connor

Brosnahan is defying Covid­

19 and is off to Greece, on the

trip of alifetime to coach

tennis and see the world.

Connor, an Ashburton

College alumni, has

beencoaching tennis

since he was 14. His

love of the sport, no doubt

gleaned fromhis parents,

tennis stalwarts Tonyand

Jane, has already seenhim

coachingoffshore, including

periods in the United

Kingdom.

Now, aged 20, an adventurous

spirithas seen the young coach

jetoff this week on the trip of a

lifetime, albeit amid aglobal

pandemic, to coach at luxury

resort Costa Navarino Greece.

It will offer him insight into

workinginaluxury resort,

and could be astepping

stonetofuture

opportunities,

including returning

for future summer

seasons.

It’s an exciting

but nervous

time.

Connor’s earlier plansto

travel to the resort for the

summer season were

hampered by

Greece’s Covid­19

restrictions. But

atshortnotice

those plans

have

rematerialised

after Greece

announced it

will reopen its

borders to

tourists from July

1.

The resort

resumed itssummerseason

from June 19.

Surprisingly, New

Zealand’s relatively

Covid­freestatus

means he will

not haveto

isolate oncehe

arrives.

But he is

awarethat

couldchange

enroute.

Continued Page 2

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Peter’s perfect

shot on 14th hole

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Six months ago, PeterWalker was

broodingabout asummerwith no golf.

He had dislocated hisleft shoulder

andbroke an arm in afall during a

roundofgolf.

Still on steroids andseeing the

physio, he hitahole­in­one at the

Ashburton Golf Club’s Brandon course

last weekend.

The Ashburtonman was still smiling

this week at the turnaround in his

fortunes.

Ahole­in­one is abig highlightof

anygolfer’s time on the course, Peter

says. He feels doubly luckybecausehe

also scored one at Whangarei way

back in 1988.

His hole­in­one at Ashburton wason

thepar 3, No 14 hole,some143 metres.

With anumber 7iron, he teed off just

right, hooking from righttoleft.

The ball landed in the lateafternoon

shadow of the trees. ‘‘That

was close,’’ one of hisgolfingfoursome

said.

Peterwas less optimistic,thinkingit

had rolledover the backof thegreen.

“Everyonehad their shotand

walked up to the green, and the ball

was nowhere.” He rushed up to the

hole and there it was.

Handshakesand high­fiveswith his

partner Paul Mayand fellowgolfers

Steve Vivian and Charlie Alexander

followed. All are golfers with singlefigure

handicapsand appreciated the

occasion.

Peter, who has a3handicap, said it

was aturning pointintheir match,

with he and Paul going on to beat

Steve and Charlie. He shouted them a

beer afterwards.

The 65­year­old started playing golf

as aschoolboy,whenhelived in

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His parents are keeping aclosewatch

on the internationalnews andborder

announcements. Connor’s flights take

him from Christchurch to Auckland,

before heading to Brisbane and then

toDohainQatar.Fromthere, it will

be on to Athens in Greece.

Connor onlyheard his flight to

Brisbanewas on track in the final two

hours before leavinghome.

He is excited aboutthe

opportunities ahead of him,but

Ashburton Golf Club member Peter

Walker with his special hole­in­one

ball.

Hamilton. No­oneinhis family

played,but aneighbour across the

roadencouraged him andgave him

old clubs.

He was amemberofthe Hamilton

Golf Club until moving to Mid

Canterbury in 2008, where he and wife

Marilyn ownedand operated the

Netherby Four Square. He didn’tplay

much golf for eight years, working long

hoursatthe supermarket.

Peter retiredthree years ago and

now plays three times aweek. It was

devastating last September when he

fell,dislocating hisshoulderand

breaking hisarm in three places.

He was out of golf for three months,

including Christmasand NewYear.

Then Covid­19 putpaidtogolf for

severalmoremonths.

Peter says theaccident has affected

his golf swing and he is still needs

physio and steroidinjections as he

workstoward afull recovery.

Saturday’s shot was abonus.

nervousabout border restrictionsand

travel uncertainties, rather than

Covid­19.

The resort, which hastwo five­star

deluxe hotels andtwo signature golf

courses, hassummer2020protocols in

place, to dealwithCovid­19, including

regular temperature checks for

people entering theresort, extended

distancing limits and additional staff

to allowfor astaff to guest ratioof1:1.

The resort also hasaspa and

seaweedtherapycentre, more than 20

Community

info centre

for tourists

The Methven i­Site visitor centre

closes its doors tomorrow and from

July 1will be replaced with anew

community information centre.

Aimed at both tourists and

Methven residents, the information

centre will be run through an

agreement between the Mt Hutt

Memorial Hall Board and Ashburton

District Council.

It will operate from the same

location as the i­Site, the Mt Hutt

Memorial Hall.

The decision to close the i­Sitewas

made by Experience Mid Canterbury

because of declining visitor numbers

and the ongoing impact of Covid­19.

Ashburton District Council chief

executive Hamish Riach said he was

pleased aviable solution had been

found so quickly.

‘‘Methven has many great offerings

for visitors andisacentral

component of MidCanterbury

tourism.

‘‘The Mt Hutt Memorial Hall Board

are passionate about their town, and

we are really impressed with their

enthusiasm to come on board and

deliver this new service.’’

The arrangement meantthat

Methven's tourism and information

service would remain in local hands

with local knowledge.

The community information centre

is expected to operate from 10am

until 4pm seven days aweek.

Online bookings will no longer be

part of the service, but can be made

via local travel agents.

The Experience Mid Canterbury

board will review the new service

after four months, when the ski

season is over, to assess its

effectiveness and identify any areas

of improvement to further support

the town.

dining venues andoffers arangeof

sports outdoor, including aracket

academy where Connor will work. It

hastennis, squash and popular game

padel (think doublessquash on an

enclosed tennis court), as well as

cultural activities and five­star

services. Tennis is played on clay

court surfaces.

Connorwill live, eatand workon

site at the resort until September

beforeembarking on his next

adventure, the return leg home.

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Young livesmatter too

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Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

3

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Longbeach School sent three

studentstoseekareduced

speed limit outside their school

this week and theydidn’t mince

their words.

You’ll have blood on your

hands if youleavethe speed

limit at 100km/h,the three told

AshburtonDistrict Councillors

about five timestheir age.

Freya Jemmett, Taylor

Lamont and Yasmin Larry are

Year8 students at Longbeach

and they canhear the speeding

drivers on Longbeach Road.

The schoolhas been trying

for 11 years to have the speed

limit reduced and now council

has proposed ahost of speed

limit changes in the district and

government is also planning

60km/h limits outside rural

schools and 40km/h limits

outside townschools.

The students told councillors

to be early adopters and reduce

the speed limit outside their

school now.

Principal Neil Simons said it

wasn’t just Longbeach, all

schools in the district needed

drivers to slow down when they

passed aschool.

The girls had done their

homework before they spoke to

councillors. They said it would

take98metres for acar to stop

in an emergency if the driver

was doing 100km/h; 122minthe

wet.Atruckwould take longer

to stop.

By comparison acar doing

40km/h would need26m to stop,

or 45m if it was doing 60km/h.

“Which do you think is the

rightspeed past aschool,” they

asked councillors meeting to

hear submissions on the

proposal speed limit changes.

Around 200 submissions were

received when council

consulted on its proposals.

Councillors spent Monday

afternoon makingdecisions

that willbethe subject of a

report to full council and

adopted around the end of

August.

Young lives matter was the

message sentloud and clear by

Longbeach School.

Around 140 studentsattend

Longbeach and their board of

trustees alsobacked the girls’

message.

Principal Simonssaidthe

intersection of BoundaryRoad

and Longbeach Road had

already been the sceneoftwo

fatal accidents and students

and staff regularly heardand

saw near misses. Roading

TaylorLamont (left), Freya Jemmettand Yasmin Larry wantthe

speed limit lowered outsidetheirschool.

reports had identified the area

as high riskbecause of its open

speed limit andlow visibility.

“This is achance for the

Ashburton District Councilto

be leaders around the country

and step up and get ahead of

the proposed national changes

and make changes across the

district around schools,” he

said.

Several other schools made

submissions for reduced speed

outside their schools.

Traffic issues

in busy Lochlea

Hanrahan Street resident Ken Leadley wants

apedestriancrossing on his street to make life

safer for the people wholive, work or pass

throughthe Lochlea subdivision.

Mr Leadley saysschoolchildren, adult

exercisers andolderpeople with walker

frames use the footpathswhile Lochlea

lifestyle resort residents, resthome workers

and others who live on Charlesworth Drive

and its surrounding streets drive their cars on

the road. He agrees withthe Ashburton

District Council’sproposal to drop the speed

limit from50km/h to 30km/h.

It has become abusyarea and Hanrahan

Streetiscrowded with parked cars and

passing traffic. Pedestriansafety is nothelped

by thediscontinuation of afootpath that leads

walkerstonowhere, he said.

Hewas one of the first residents on the

street and has watched as population and

trafficvolume hasincreased: familyhomes,

Radius Millstream resthome,the gated

community and Turton Green extension will

soonbejoined by another 39 properties off

Primrose Place.

He says the speed limit reductionshould be

the first of severalroad safety improvements

in thearea.Hewants apedestrian crossing on

Hanrahan Street neartheresthome, stopsigns

for traffic exiting the gated community, white

lines to keep traffic in their laneand afix for

the dead­end footpath.

Four times in the past three years he has

picked up someone fragile after fallinginthe

area.

Cynthia Youngalso made aplea for

footpaths and kerbing on RacecourseRoad

and Allens Road. Shealso advocatedfor the

new proposed 50km/h zoneonRacecourse

Road to be extendedwest as far as FarmRoad.

Subdivisions in the area were under wayand

more traffic would be generated,she said.

Six years ago she wrote to councilabout

creating footpaths in the area and was told 15

years whenresidential sections were filled in.

“We arenot faraway from that now an it has

onlybeen six years.”

The speed limit review includes reducing

the speed in the CBD from50km/h to 30km/h.

The reduction wassupported by the New

Zealand Transport Agency butnot welcomed

byothers, many suggesting 40km/h wouldbe

more realistic.

2287839


Love Sarah

Reviewed byRowena Hart

Determined to fulfill her late mother’s dream of

opening abakeryinLondon’s charming Notting Hill,

19-year-old Clarissa enlists the help of her mother’s

best friend Isabella and her eccentric estranged

grandmother Mimi. These three generations of

women will need to overcome grief, doubts and

differences to honor the memory oftheir beloved

Sarah while embarking on ajourney to establish a

London bakery.

As they areneartoopening thereisthe worrythat

no one will turn uptobuy their treats. This must

always be the worry when establishing a new

business!

Celia Imrie asalways, bristles with talent asMimi

the grandmother. Full of expression and alittle

bit saucy, she’s the saving grace of the movie as

she goes from being worn out to blossoming and

perhaps even finding herself apotential late-inlife

love with the bakery’s neighbour, aneccentric

inventor?

It all combines together to make for adeliciously

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Ballers buzzingbackoncourt

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Mid Canterbury

basketballers have been

back on the courtsthis

week, their regular

competitionsdelayed and

altered by Covid­19.

Ashburton College’s

senior teams were in action

in their WhelanTrophy

andThompson’s Trophy

contests on Tuesday, the

girls’ game against Papanui

deferred and the boys

losing to Burnside 66­91 in

afeisty affair.

Senior boys’ coach Brian

Kerrhad just named his

squad when thecountry

went into lockdownon

March 26. He says they are

fizzing to be back.

TheSouth Island

secondaryschools

tournaments that are a

highlight of thecalendar

have been cannedsothe

Christchurch­based

contest is now their main

focus.

Kerr said he had acoreof

six playersreturning from

last year and they began

training twice aweekas

soonasCovid­19

restrictions allowed.

Ashburton College senior boys’ basketball coach Brian

Kerr has aword with his players at quarter­time during a

pre­season game against Waitaki Boys’ High School.

“We are getting stuckin

andtrying to getinto shape

as farasour offence and

defence is concerned. It is

all new to afew,but they

are comingonreallywell.”

Hesaidthe side had good

speedand good height,

withthe confidence to use

it.

That was tested on

Sunday with atraining run

against aside from Waitaki

Boys High School. Ashcoll

lost75­60.

Kerr said the aim was to

try combinations,thougha

winwould have been nice.

“Wewanted to run our

patterns anddefence and

mix it up abit andgive

everyone somedecent

minutes.They have been

fizzing at practice.

‘‘There’salot of energy

there.”

Senior players Kambell

Stills and Thomas

Pattersonwill lead the

side, which also includes a

number of Year 11sabout

to experience the calibreof

the flagshipsecondary

school competition

THIS WEEK’SSPECIALS

developedbyCanterbury

Basketball overthe past

few years.

Other players in the

squad areWillieJoyce,

Jacob Swan, LiamSullivan,

Kalen Tait, Riley Sa,

CharlieBanks, Henry

Hobbs, Jamie Reid,Jacob

Tallentire andBrad

Douglas.

Several of theyounger

players also travel to

ChristchurchonaSaturday

with coach Roasty Douglas

to play in an under 17

competition.

The boys’ Thompson

Trophy division one is split

into two pools of six,

leadingtoagrandfinal on

September 23.The senior

girls areone of eightteams

contesting the Whelan

Trophy,with agrand final

also on September 23.

Basketball Mid

Canterbury’s senior men’s

competitionisdue to start

on July 1, with games at the

OxfordStreet stadium on

Wednesday nights.

The five teamsentered

includedefending

champions TeamDonkey,

Nomads, Newlands,

Wildlife and Ashburton

College.

MenzShed crackonwith projects

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

AshburtonMenzShed members are

gettingbackuptospeed on avariety

of wood and metal working projects

after the forced lockdown.

Personal, commercialand

community projectsare all on the go

again.

They includeapairofhefty, metal

gates destined for the main entrance

of Trott’s Garden.

The gates havebeen rescued,

extended andrevamped and will

form an impressive, ornate 4.5m

barrierwhen fixedonsite soon.

Other projects being crafted at the

shed includevermin trapsand bird

nestingplatformsfor the Department

of Conservation in Geraldine,

hundreds of woodenboxingand

edgingstakesfor Mitre10and

smaller jobs like the repair and

restorationoftablesand garden

benches.

Ashburton Menz Shed member

Dalvyn Burrowes (left) and president

Jim Armstrong.

PHOTO: MICK JENSEN

Membersare alsotacklingtheir

own personalprojectsand making

use of some of the wide selection of

tools and machinery available at the

spacious, multi room venue.

Ashburton Menz Shed president

Jim Armstrong said theshedwas a

busy place again andthe

camaraderie was good.

Members had been back alittle

over three weeksand between 14 and

18 men were comingalong on shed

open days on Tuesday,Wednesday

and Thursday.

Theshed has amembership of 75

and is oneofthe biggest and most

productive in the South Island.

Jobs often camethe way of the

shed,rather than shed members

lookingfor work.

‘‘Wehaveafew income streams

and the money that is generatedis

criticalfor helping to keep us afloat.’’

He said shed members had alot of

knowledge and skills and enjoyed

sharing ideas and advice with each

other.

Projects were often tackled in

groups and anumber of

collaborations had benefited the

community over the past few years.

Jobs to be done and projects on the

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Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

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AMI branches set to

shut under proposal

Thecountry’slargest general

insurer, IAG, has announced it

willreview aspects of its direct

distribution modeland is

proposing to close its 53 AMI

stores, including theAshburton

branch.

AMIAshburtonhas sixteam

members.

As part of thereview,

consultation has begun with

employees whomay be affected

as the company lookstoredeploy

as many peopleaspossible.

IAG expects to move more than

350roles into its digitalteamsand

contact centres as the company

bolsters its digitalchannels to

meet changing customer needs.

Upto65retailmanagement

storeroles could be

disestablished andIAG will work

actively with any affected

employees regardingtheir future

employment options with a

commitment to retaining as many

people as possible.

IAG executive generalmanager

customer andconsumer Kevin

Hughessaysthe reviewreflects

growing customer expectations

for digital services.

‘‘Covid­19 has acceleratedmany

trends within the insurance

The AMI Ashburton office on

Tancred Street.

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operating environment.

‘‘For several years, we have

seenadecline in visits to our

retail stores as customers

increasinglylooktoengage with

usoverthe phone, via email and

throughour online platforms and

digitalchannels.

‘‘Customers expectmore

digitally, and we arefocusedon

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‘‘We know our storeshave been

apart of their localcommunities

for many years, so the proposal to

close them has notbeen taken

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Callfor slower

LakeHood speed

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Lake Hood residents have

made apassionateplea for a

speed decrease in traffic

entering their water paradise.

Lake Hood Avenue, which

takes traffic from Stranges

Road through lifestyle blocks

before heading to the water’s

edge, is one of afew roads the

Ashburton District Council has

suggested for aspeed limit rise.

The early part of the avenue

is 70km/h, but council is

proposing to raise that to 80km/

h. Residents want60km/h.

John Skevington said the

avenue had continual bends

and adifficult camber that

made vehicles hard to control

at 80km/h. Nick George said

there was no room for error

even travelling at 70km/h. Jane

Pearce said she would be

happier with alimit of 50km/h

because of the people and

animals in the area.

Mr George said therewould

be more accidents and

potentially deaths by raising

the speedlimit. He had seen

two crashes in the past 18

months and other vehicles

fishtail as they sped through.

He said many carsalso pulled

over on the side of the road in

that area to check boats. Mrs

Pearce said many other drivers

pulled over at the spot to check

their cellphones as they

suddenly got reception.

People who live on Grahams

Road also had complaints

about the speedoftraffic on the

way to the lake.

Bridget Kok,who had the

support of 14 other residents,

said the speed limit should go

from 50km/h in Tinwald to

80km/h for aperiod before

becoming 100km/h.

She said drivers hit the

accelerator as soon as they got

past Grove Streetand that

meant residents on either side

of GrahamsRoad had to take

extra care entering or exiting

their driveways.

“When council put up the

enormous 100km signs at the

beginning of Grahams Road,

the pressure seemedtobeonto

immediately do 100km and not

to slow down until you reached

your destination. We have had

several near misses in our own

driveway.”

Wilkins Road resident Frank

Pinion also madeaplea for

motorists and truckdrivers to

go slower on his street.He

suggested speedbumps to keep

speeds down.

He said his cat Lucy had been

run down and laterdied after

being hit by a“low­flying” car.

Theo Vannini, Henry Prouting, Michael Griffiths and Milli Pottinger have earned aplace in the Kids

Lit Quiz national final in Wellington.

PHOTO: TONI WILLIAMS

Longbeach kids know theirliterature

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ateam fromLongbeachSchool

has used its collective

knowledgetowin aplace in the

national Kids Lit Quiz final.

Avid readersMichael

Griffiths, Milli Pottinger, Henry

Prouting andTheo Vannini

entered the South Canterbury

heat at Waihi Preparatory

School, in Winchester, before

lockdown.

It was the third time the

schoolhas enteredateam in

the annual literature quiz, for

pupils aged 10 to 13 years old.

Despitethe winbeingmonths

ago, thepupils were still

buzzingabouttheir victory

which was helped by thinking it

was “just for fun”, Michael said.

Thequizcategories included

topicssuch as doors, donkeys,

heroesand women.Every

question referenced someform

of written works.

Thequestions ranged from

fill­in­the­gap sentences, and

somename­the­character

visual aspects, but thechildren

agree the most difficult were

the poems.One such reference

wasfrom Tennyson’s Chargeof

theLight Brigade poem, written

in 1854, where they were asked

howmany rodeinto the valley

of death.

With Milli on handwriting

duty, the team powered through

10 setsof10questions to get a

final score in the high 70s; 10

pointsahead of secondplaced

Grantlea School. Bluestone

School was third.

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Zealand in Wellingtonon

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Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

Donga danger fenced,

riders eye new track

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The AshburtonDistrict

Council will spend about

$15,000 fencing offa

dangerousdonga at Ashton

Beach and progress plansfor

anew motorcycle track

nearby.

Another $50,000 might be

needed to pay forspecial

permits, managementplans

and salvage of native lizards

in the proposed track area.

Council peopleand

capabilitymanagerSarah

Mosleysaid theproject

needed to comply with the

WildlifeAct, so council was

legally bound.The extra

$50,000 was aworst case

scenario if council was not

abletoapply for

conservation funds.

Council had to fence off the

donga because is was a

health and safety risk for the

motorcyclists who used it.

The partieshave found an

undulating piece of land

nearbythat could

accommodate amotorcycle

track, but it has vulnerable

plants and skink that needto

be protected.

About $20,000 could be

needed for alizard permit

and managementplanand

$15,000 for lizard salvage if

required if thetrack goes

ahead. Underthe Wildlife

Act,apermit is needed to

develop the site dueto

potential adverse effectson

native skinks; alizard

managementplan must

accompany the application.

The southern grass skink

found there are classified as

at risk or declining.

Indigenous flora silver

New look for Ashburton Courier

We hope you are enjoying

the new look of your free,

community newspaper

today.

The eagle­eyed will have

noticed little changes over

the past twomonths as we

have tried new formats and

ideas, and todaywehave put

them all together for afresh,

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We’re stillthe same little,

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Ashton Beach could become anew biodiversity and

recreation area.

tussockand the shrub

muehlenbeckia ephedroides,

the latter threatened or

nationallyvulnerable, are

alsoon site.

The AshburtonMotorcycle

Club has said it will be a

partnerinthe newtrack

project. The area is well used

by motorcyclists of all

abilities and ages.

Anew round of

consultationbetween

council, Ashton Beach and

groupswith biodiversity

interests will now take place

as part of afeasibility study

to advancethe track.

Cr Lynette Lovett said it

was afantastic project and

the result of someoutsidethe­square

thinking.

Cr Stuart Wilson was less

impressed, especially at the

possible cost of managing

and relocating theskink.

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Theseare interesting

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The lizards were common

andthemanagement plan

over the top, he said.

MayorNeilBrownsaidthe

lizardplan might end up in a

bottom drawer,but it was

part of aprocess that had to

be followed to get the best

outcomefor the area and

those who used it.

Councillors visited the site

to see first­hand three

different options.

Cr AngusMcKay said

simply fencing the donga was

oneoption,but protecting

andenhancing the known

biodiversitythere was the

right thing to do.

‘‘Let’s get it right and be an

example to the rest of New

Zealand.Weall had alook

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community going forward

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New Allenton fish restaurant

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Anna and John McDonald at Docks.

Thereare battered oysters, mussels

and upto10species of fresh fishon

the menu at newAllentonrestaurant

DocksBar &Seafood Grill.

Alongsidestandard offerings like

gurnard, terakihi, blue cod, lemon

sole andgroper,there arelesser

known varieties like orange roughy,

silver doryand Ray'sbream.

Docks owner John McDonald is

passionate about hisfish and gets

regulartip offs as to what’s available

at the Christchurchfish auction. He

travelsnorth afew times aweektoget

the fresh catch.

While bluecod remained abig

customer favourite, there was abroad

range of fish to tempt diners, said Mr

McDonald.

The fish catch was seasonal and

neededtobeabsolutely fresh,

preparedand right cookedright.

Fishwas ‘‘thetop ingredientinand

the top ingredient out’’, he said.

Mr McDonald has fishinginhis

blood.

His father was afisherman from

Scotlandand jumped ship when in

the navy and arrived in New Zealand

after the war.

‘‘My family had day boatsand

trawlers, butsold thelastofthose

interests in 1992,’’ Mr McDonald said.

He had done some fishdealing here

as ayoung man, beforeheading

overseas to work in the capital

markets, acareer he followed for 30

years.

He and his wife Anna, aRussianborn

lawyer,shifted back to New

Zealand permanently in 2018 to start

anew chapterin their lives.

Having returned to his piscatorial

roots, Mr McDonald sources thefish

andruns the kitchen at Docks, while

his wife overseas the restaurant side.

‘‘I was always going to be coming

back to Ashburton to live.

‘‘We used to have ahouse here and

it’s agreat town and located well for

PHOTO: MICK JENSEN

Christchurch airport.’’

There were few fish restaurants

around the country, and he believed

there was enough demand in

Ashburton for his.

Docks, located at the Allenton

Shopping Centre, is open six days and

onlyclosed on Fridays. It offers a

special lunch for Gold Card holders

fromFriday to Sunday (noonuntil

2pm).

Improved coverage in Hakatere area

After years oflobbying,ruralresidents

living to the east of Ashburtonnow

have better broadbandand mobile

phone coverage.But only thosewith

4G phone technology.

It’sdue to anew tower, thefirst RCG

(RuralConnectivity Group) site in the

Ashburton District, going live to

deliver newandimprovedcoverage to

theAshtonarea.

It willcover the Ashton township

andsouth east towardsthe coast

including the Hakatere Huts on River

Road as well as theHakatere camping

grounds. Some older mobile phones

will not be abletomakecalls on the

newRCGtowers,meaning aphone

software update, or in somecases,

require aphone upgrade to anewer

model.

Hakatereresident andHakatere

River Communitycivildefence

emergencycoordinator KayMeyer

❛In an emergency, we need to be able to communicate with

Civil Defence in Ashburton and receive Tsunami warningsetc

on our cell phones.❜

said ‘‘it is so important to have cell

coverage’’.

‘‘Inanemergency,weneed to be

able to communicate withCivil

Defence in Ashburton andreceive

Tsunamiwarnings etc on our cell

phones.Itwill alsoallow residents to

ring ambulance, fire andemergency

etcdirectly without looking for

someonewithalandlinetodothisfor

them,’’ shesaid.

Ms Meyer is verypleased to have a

cell tower working inthe areaatlast.

In the past shehas used satellite

—Kay Meyer

broadbandwhich hadaconnection

thatwas abit ‘‘hit andmiss’’.

‘‘I useSpark as IuseaPlug in andgo

modem whichIcan plugthis in and I

am connectedtoall internetbyWi­Fi

­nocablesrequired.

‘‘I have beenannoying Sparkfor

sometime for acell tower so we can at

leasthave cellphone coverage,’’ she

said.

Thetower wasdelivered by the

Rural Connectivity Group (RCG)

which is ajointventure between

Spark, Vodafone and2degrees.

Holocaust show moves on

TheevocativeChildren’s

Holocaust Memorialexhibitionat

Ashburton Museumhas been

packedaway.

The unique andmoving

memorialhonours the children

killed during the Holocaustand

opened here in February.

The exhibition features 1.5

million buttons, each button

representing achild killed by the

Nazis between 1939 and1945.

It serves as areminder of the

atrocitiesand alsoasan

encouragement to stand up to

discrimination.

The buttons were displayed in

tieredcabinetsand the exhibition

also featured anumber of child

profiles and facts on the

holocaust.

The memorialwas developed

by the National Library in

partnership with theHolocaust

Centre of New Zealand.

Arepresentative of the

Exhibition designer Matthijs

Siljee takes down the memorial.

Holocaust Centreand memorial

designer Matthijs Siljee from

MasseyUniversity took the

exhibition down last week with

the helpofmuseumstaff.

It will be set up at Turanga,the

main public library in

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NEWS

Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

9

Young driver Aaron Reid (left) prepares to go out for arun in the car

with driver mentor Matt Steven.

Mentorshelping

learnerdrivers

WEEK

It’sall systems go forAshburton’s

Community Driver Mentor

Programme (CDMP) with drivers

out andabout withmentors to

gain valuable on­road

experience.

Run through the Salvation

Army’s South Island Regional

Driver Hub, the programme

helps young adult drivers and

others who have learner licences

but want to taketothe nextstep

to restrictedand thenfull

licences.

Ashburtondriverprogramme

co­ordinatorHeatherDalysaid

22 clientshad signed onalready

with three more linedup.

Therewere10mentors and

three more in training.

More mentorswereneeded,

shesaid,becauseone mentor

wasassignedtoone client.

The programme hadstarted

justbefore lockdown and was

nowinits thirdweekproper, Mrs

Daly said.

Drivers and mentorshad

attended separate workshopsto

learnabout the programme,

upskillonroadrulesand for the

mentoringtobeexplained.

Cohorts of 20 learners would be

takenthroughthe programme at

atime.

There were variousstages

involvedand each stagewas

assessed.

‘‘Some driversmight not need

thefull 12 weeks of the

programme and some will get

through things quicker.’’

Driverswould have amock

restricted driving test andwould

only be put forwardfor thetest if

they wereready.

Mrs Daly said she expected to

seethe her firstgraduate in the

next three to four weeks.

Funding forthe CDMP is

provided through the Provincial

Growth Fund and is for three

years.

Formore informationabout

theprogramme, contact Heather

Daly on 021 927 370 orbyemail at

heather.daly@salvationarmy.

org.nz.

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Family Notices

NEWS

10 Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

ALKEMADE, Jeanette

Lucy, on17th June 2020

at Radius Millstream

Ashburton. Aged 81.

Loved wife ofTed for 62

years, Loved mother and

mother in law of Terry

(Perth) and Phillip and

Debbie (Melbourne),

loved Grandma ofSimon

and Alix. Daughter ofthe

late Richard and Lucy

Gainfort. Avery special

lady, will besadly missed

by her many cousins

and friends. Thank you

to Terrace View and

Radius Millstream. A

private cremation has

taken place. Messages

to Apartment 112, 25

Charlesworth Street,

Ashburton7700.

Acelebration of Jeanette’s

life will beheld atalater

date when her family can

attend.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

GRIGG, Mary Eugenie:

On 17 June 2020. Passed

away peacefully atRadius

Millstream, Ashburton,

aged 94 years. Dearly

lovedwifeofthe late Alan.

Much loved mother and

mother-in-law of Rachel

and John Pringle, Jack,

Roger and the late Jenny,

Diane and Rob Adams.

Treasured and special nan

of all her grandchildren

and “Nanny Grigg” toall

her great grandchildren.

Messages to the Grigg

Family, c/- PO Box 472,

Ashburton 7740. A

special thank you tothe

staff of Radius Millstream

for their loving care of

Mary. A private family

service for Mary has been

held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

Family

Notices

Inquiries phone

Jann or Karen

on 308 7664

or call into

199 Burnett Street.

HURST Keith Lester (Jim),

on June 20, 2020 at

Ashburton, aged 80

years. Dearly loved

husband of Bev, much

loved father and father

in law of Karmen and

Aaron McClintock, and

Chris and Tiffany. Loved

grandad of Nathan and

Ali, Mel, and Ash; Jordie,

Brilee,and Jade,and great

Grandad of Neveah, and

Amethyst. Messages to

the Hurst family c/- PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

Aspecial thank you toDr

Penny Holdaway, Ward

1 Ashburton Hospital,

and the staff at Radius

Millstream for their loving

care ofKeith. Aservice to

celebrate Keith’s life will

be held at Our Chapel,

cnr East & Cox Streets,

Ashburton on Thursday

June 25, commencing at

11.00am. Followed bya

private cremation at the

AshburtonCrematorium.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

Birth notices listed

by parents will

continue to be free

in the Family Notices

column. Theinitial

death noticelodged

by afuneral director

will be listed without

charge.Therewill

be asmall charge of

$15 forsubsequent

notices relatedtothe

same death, up to a

maximum of 35 words

and on aper-line basis

afterthat.

Thesame lowcharges

apply to other

family notices,such

as engagements,

acknowledgements,

in memoriam notices

and anniversaries.

Supporting the community

96 Tancred Street,Ashburton. Phone 307 8317

McOMISH, Benjamin

BlackwoodReid, on June

17, 2020 at Rosebank

Resthome, Ashburton,

aged 87 years. Beloved

and treasured husband

of June, dearly loved

father and father-in-law

of Cameron and Denise,

Struan and Virginia,

Scot and Anna-Lisa

(Philippines). Special

Poppa Ben of Connor,

and loved Poppa of

Stuart and Kim, Rachael

and Viggo (Brisbane),

Ben and Jen (Townsville),

Callum, Fraser and Lexi,

Sarah, Katharine, Hamish

and Addie (Philippines),

Lachlan and Coen. Loved

eldest son of the late

Christina and David

McOmish (Scotland),

also loved clan member

of family in Scotland

and Australia. Special

thanks to the Rosebank

staff for their wonderful

care of Ben during his

stay there, Dr Tarry, and

the Netherby Pharmacy.

Also the Mehlhopt family

of Southbridge for their

loving support.

June,.”The life that Ihaveis

all that Ihave

Thelifethat Ihaveisyours.

Thelove that Ihaveofthe

life that Ihave

Is yoursand yours and

yours.

Asleep Ishall have,arest I

shall have,

Yetdeath will be but a

pause.

Forthe peaceofmyyears,

In the longgreen grass

Will be yoursand yours and

yours,Ben”

Aprivate funeral for Ben

hasbeenheld.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

McOMISH, Benjamin

Blackwood Reid, passed

away 17.6.2020, at

Rosebank. Dearly loved

brother in law of Joy

Nicholas, and loved uncle

and great uncle of Lisa,

Kelven, Amy and Libby.

Ben will begreatly missed

but is free of pain at last.

LREA2008

MCRE

PRICE, Carol Emily,

passed away peacefully on

June 19, 2020 at Tuarangi

Home, Ashburton, aged

84 years. Dearly loved

wife of the late Rayner.

Much loved and adored

mother and mother in

law ofMegan and David,

Mark and Liz (Tasmania),

Brendan and Michelle.

Treasuredgrandmother of

Kelly,Matthew andWilliam

andgreat Grandma of wee

Troy. Special friend of

Maddie and wee Ellie and

all her Tasmanian family.

Much loved sister, sisterin-law,

and auntie. “ALIFE

WELL LIVED“Special thank

you tothe wonderful staff

at TuarangiHome fortheir

compassion and care of

our dear Carol over the

last year. Messages to the

Price family c/- P O Box

472, Ashburton 7740. At

Carol’s request a private

family service has been

held. Thank youBernard.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

LOW, Melva Elizabeth,

06/03/1923 -09/05/2020.

A Memorial service will

be held to celebrate

Melva’slifeatthe Methven

Goff Club, Hobbs Road,

MethvenonFriday3rd July

commencing at 2.00pm.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

IN MEMORIAM

JONES, Beth:

24-6-2005

No one knows how much

we miss you,

No one knows the bitter

pain we have suffered

sincewelost you.

Life has never been the

same.

In our hearts your memory

lingers,

Sweet tender, fond and

true.

There isnot aday, that we

do not think of you.

~Forever loved by your

family.

PRICE,Carol Emily

(nee Ellery)

19thJune2020:

Eldest daughterofGeorge

and Emily Ellery, loved

sister and sister-in-law

of Natalie and Eddie

Blampied,Alison and Peter

Holden, Lynette and the

late Ron Mathieson, and

Charlie and Deb Ellery;

also Auntie Carolofall her

niecesand nephews.

Sadly missed.

Adigger demolishes the former Cameron Courts resthome.

Resthomeknocked down

Work will begin next weekona

cluster of new homes to be built

on theformer site of Cameron

Courts.

Adigger has been clearing the

land on thecornerofPhilip and

Grigg Streets andconstruction

will begin on Monday of seven

houses.

First National realtor Mark

Williams said oneofthe homes

had already beensold from the

plans and there was good

interest in the others as the site

was aprimelocation.

The new homes,about 190

square metres, weresellingfor

between$585,000 and $625,000.

Aperfect venue for

Functions,

Funerals

and

Weddings.

Trott’s Garden

371RacecourseRoad, Ashburton

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Familyowned,

locally owned

22 MooreStreet,

Ashburton

0800 2636679

They are being marketed as

family­sized homes,not

townhouses, on sections

requiring little yard work.

He said home­buyers around

the district were active in the

$200,000 to $550,000 range and

there was ashortage of

properties in that category.

CameronCourts resthome

closedin March lastyearandthe

building satempty until sold to a

local developer in December.

The 2752 square metressection

and another 758 square metre

sections on PhilipStreet went

under theauctioneer’s hammer

in amortgagee sale.

Rubbish pickup

Hampstead School’sYoung Vinnies(above)

have been on the trail of litterand they’ve

collected six bags of it.

The clean­up took placewith group coordinator

Hannah Booth and alongthe rural

side of Trevors Road, justround the corner

from school. Rubbishhas accumulated there

over time.

As well as filling six bags, the litter collectors

also foundadriver’s seat cover and mat. The

litter collected included cans and drink bottles

that can be recycled, but fewer plastic items.

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MT HUTT

Some 3330 skiers on

Mt Hutt last Sunday

set anew daily June

record. Numbers for

the firsteight daysof

June were stillahead

of both 2019 and 2018.

Complete

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Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

11

Children’s art highlights environment

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Phoenix Preschool pupils have

beenlearning about saving the

environment. This week they

showed their environment

poster arttoAshburton Art

Gallery’s Simone Barnesdale.

Theart was avisualdisplay of

what they had learnedaspart

of their kaitiakitanga study into

guardianshipofculture, the

environment and people. The

children’s messages included

waystoprotect the planet by

reducing waste and putting

rubbish into bins rather than

throwing it away.

Thepreschoolers have seen

video footage of Auckland Zoo’s

turtle rescue programme,

rainforest trees andthe value of

acoral reef and, in groups,

created posters about whatthey

havelearned.

Ms Barnesdale chattedtothe

children about their creations,

which includedplastic,

household rubbish and turtles

or jellyfish getting sick after

eating rubbish found in the

world’soceans.

Preschool teachersNicole

Cullimore and Diana Harrison

Phoenix preschoolers Willow Harrison, 5, Molly Reid, 4and

Thomas Vessey, 4, show Ashburton Art Gallery’s Simone

Barnesdale their art works.

said the studystarted after

lockdownwhen the focushad

beencaring for people. They

sent letters to Rosebank Village

residents, which got replies,

and then, following World

Oceanday on June 8, they

extended their caring to the

environment.

They have learnedabout

rubbish and recycling andhad a

visit from Eco Educate’s

AntheaMoore whowill also

take part in amothers and

children eveningevent tonight

to talk about upcycling.

Thechildrenhave puttheir

learnings into practice

collecting discarded rubbish on

awalkaround the preschool

Four year olds, Angus Laing, Levi Hickey and Hudson Black create

their own coral reef reaction using baking soda and coloured

vinegar.

PHOTOS: TONI WILLIAMS

block; they collected half a

black rubbish bag full. Onlytwo

aluminum cans and aplastic

water bottle wereable to be

recycled, the restwas for

landfill.

It spurred thechildreninto

action; making changesat

preschool to not create more

waste than is needed. It has

included reusingplastic bubble

wands andmakingtheir own

mixture, ratherthan buying

newand they have tried to have

awaste­free lunchbox monthin

June, helpingtospread the

message to the preschool

community.

Spectacular views, but slippery track in snow

Alittle bit of snow didn’tdeter

Maree Bush from awalk in her

back yard last week.

Awa Awa Rata Reserve is

situated 12.5km from the

Methven township, at the end of

McLennans Bush Road.

She says the reserve offersa

wide range of walks for all

abilities.

The Alder and Opuke walks

are loop tracks suitablefor

families and average fitness.

‘‘During spring the

rhododendrons at the reserve

are spectacular and wortha

visit,even for non­walkers.’’

The most challenging part is

the walk to Scotts Saddle, which

startsfrom the reserve and

climbssteeplytothe top of a

ridge throughbeech forest.

After the firsthour it opens on to

tussock and shingle screesto

the saddle.

The walk requires a

reasonable standard of fitness,

good footwearand walking

poles make progress easier.

‘‘I have planned to walk to

ScottsSaddle several times but

have been beaten by the

Scotts Saddle

Where: Awa Awa Rata Reserve

How to getthere: 12.5km from

Methven township,atthe end

of McLennans BushRoad

Skill level: Reasonable

standard of fitness

Height: 1134m

Distance: 13.85km

Time: 5to5 1 ⁄2hours

weather ... usually the nor’ west

wind, whichcan be very strong

in this area,especially on the

open slopes.

‘‘Finally, last week, we made

it to our destination after

negotiatingour way through ice

and snow which had fallenafew

days earlier.’’

After reaching the saddle the

group made the decision to walk

down the ski field access road as

the track was slippery in places.

This madethe walk longer but

safer in the conditions.

Maree’strackermeasured the

elevation at 1134m at the

highest part of the track and the

length of the walk 13.85km.

The walk took between5to 5 1 ⁄2

hours with generous stops for

morningtea and lunch to enjoy

the spectacular viewsofthe

plains,surrounding hills and

Mount Hutt.Ingood conditions

the walk wouldbequicker if

returning back down through

Awa Awa Reserve.

For thosewithout the time to

go all the way to the saddle

there is aseat just above the

bush line where on aclear day

there are great views over the

plains to BanksPeninsula and

down to Timaru.This takes

about 1to1 1 ⁄4hours.

‘‘The trickiest part of the track

at this time of yearwas arocky

outcropjust before the seat

which does not see the sun and

any moisture stays frozen.

‘‘I would liketodothe walk

again duringsummer to see

what was under the snow.’’

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Shows, concerts get green light

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Shows and concerts that were

parked up during the Covid­19

lockdown now have the green

light to go and that is good news

for Ashburton Trust Event

Centre.

Among the upcoming shows is

acommunity concert that

already has more than 70 locals

registered to perform.

The Rock nPop showwill

feature solid gold hits from the

1960s to 1990s and will be

directed by eventcentre

manager Roger Farr. Jo

Castelowwillbethe show’s

musical director and Jessie

Thomson the choreographer.

Shows willbeperformed on

October 9and 10 and profits

will go to support operations at

the event centre.

Roger Farr said the

fundraiser held every two

years,was always well

supported and usually sold out.

He said anumber of shows

andperformanceshad been

confirmed in recent days, which

was great to see.

They included avariety of

openhat nights, acomedy

festival, Friends:TheMusical

Parody, hypnotistBrian Gee,

The Fleetwood Mac

Experience, the postponed Tina

Turner cover showSimply The

Bestand the Abba show in

December.

MrFarr said he was very

excited by theall­star, New

Zealand collaboration The

Show'sMust Go,abest of

Broadwayspectacle thatwas

hereonSeptember 29.

The two­hour touring show

would be ‘‘massive’’ and

featured favouritesongsfrom

theworld's greatestmusicals

including ThePhantomofthe

Opera, Chicago, The Sound of

Music, MammaMia, The Lion

King, Wicked andThe Greatest

Showman.

He saidnewsofthe upcoming

shows had been well received

online and he and his team were

excited to be getting backinto it.

He expected there to be New

Zealand­onlyshows for a

number of months to come.

The event centre is also

planning to hostalocal

shoppingspectacle on July16

and17.

Jock’s travel tales shared with readers

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Christine

Taylor’s

second

published

children’s

book is selling

well.

The picture

book features

her faithful

canine Jock

and takes the

Christine

Taylor

reader on aroad trip from the

family farm at Ruapuna to the

Mackenzie district.

It is called Jock Goes on

Holiday and follows on from the

author’s first book, Where is

102?,astory abouta

mischievousheifer.

Jock is is a12­year­old West

Highlandterrier ‘‘with the

personality of ahuman,

attitude plus and selective

hearing’’, Mrs Taylor said.

The book featuresher own

photos andhas been written to

pass the time for parents and

grandparents travelling with

young children.

It encourages the reader, and

those being read to, to look and

appreciate places and features

on the roadtrip.

‘‘Jock loveshis runsonthe

farm andinthe old farm truck,

but his favouriteplace is

Twizel.

Aroad trip taken by Christine Taylor’s dog Jock, pictured at the

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, is the subject of her

second book.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

‘‘Helovesthe river andgoing

for walks and swims in the

summertime. He’s always on

the lookout for rabbits and

keepsthem in check on our

back lawnatthe Twizel bach.’’

MrsTaylor said reading with

childrenwas important for her.

❛He loves the river

and going for walks

and swims in the

summertime.❜

—Christine Taylor

‘‘They enjoyto hearyour

voice,appreciate yourtime and

they love the simplicity of the

words.’’

As well as reading to her own

grandchildren, she had read

the new book to preschoolers

and primary school children

and they had beenengaged and

taken ownership.

JockGoesonHoliday is

purposely simple and the words

are basicand easy for children

to read and understand, she

says.

Alittle cartoon character

figureofJock featured on every

page,which was areal novelty

for young people to search and

find.

Both of Christine Taylor’s

booksare self published and

printed in New Zealand.

Nearly half of the print run of

Jock Goeson Holiday has

already soldand the book is

available at bookshops, cafes

and otherlocationsaround

Canterbury and the Mackenzie

District.

IN BRIEF

STARS IN YOUREYES

Ashburton County Lions wouldlike

to advise thepublic that Stars In

YourEyes has been postponed this

yeardue to Covid-19. It has been

decidedtoholdthe event again in

October 2021. The Lions club looks

forward to the public's continuing

supportfor thispopular event.

DRIVER SOUGHT

Police are stillseekingthe driverof

avehicle who failed to stopfollowing

athree-vehicle collisionatthe

intersection of Walker Street and

RiverTerrace in Ashburton last

Friday.

While two vehicles remainedat

the scene, adark colouredSUVstyle

vehicledid not.

If you were the driver, or you have

any information aboutthe collision,

please call the Police on 105 and

quote event numberP042620072.

VEHICLE STOLEN

Policehaveconfirmed thevehicle

that crashed at Rakaialast Sunday

morning with eight teensonboard

was stolen. Twogirls were takento

Christchurch Hospital with critical

injuriesfollowing the crash on

Rakaia’s main street; police had

earlier tried to stopthe vehicle at

Rolleston.

Policepursued thevehicle for a

short time before abandoningthe

chase due to the nature of driving.

Inquiries areongoingto

determinethe circumstances

aroundthe collision. The serious

crashunit has examined the scene

and otherinformation is being

collected, including witness

statements.

PLOUGHING

MATCHES

The MidCanterbury Vintage

Machinery Clubwill hosta

qualifyingplough match at the Begg

family farm on Buttericks Roadthis

Saturday from 10.30am (signposted

from WakanuiRoad).

Organisers areexpecting some

top names and agood turn-out of

ploughmen vying to qualify forthe

nationalfinals,among thematleast

10 conventionalsilverplough

competitors andreversible

champion Bob Mehrtens.

Rakaiawill hostaploughing

match on Sunday.

ESCAPE ON YOUR SCHOOL HOLIDAY ROADIE

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• Livestage shows

• Awesomebiketracks

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Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

13

Mayor fumes over quarantine bungles

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown

has blastedgovernment and the

Ministry of Health for their

handling of new arrivals in

quarantine,saying the country

cannot afford anotherwave of

Covid­19.

News of people being allowed

to leave quarantine without a

covid test and other breaches of

managed isolation rules have

been emerging.

Mr Brown said Mid

Canterbury’s team of 34,000had

done agreat job, but that was

being jeopardised by the

handling of new arrivals at the

border, including the two UK

women grantedcompassionate

leave to visit adying parent.

They drove fromAuckland to

Wellington, but stopped and

hadclose contact withan

acquaintance.

PM Jacinda Ardern has since

suspended compassionate

leave and askedthe militaryto

oversee those in quarantine

and managed isolation after

arriving in the country.

Mr Brown said people were

nowlearning of one not breach,

butseveral.

‘‘It is disgusting.Wecan’t do

level 4again. It will cost

hundredsofmillions or billions

of dollars once this is over and

it won’t be our children, but our

grandchildren, who repay the

debt.’’

He said the people of Mid

Canterbury had made many

social sacrifices during the

fight against Covid­19 and

others hadlost their jobs and

businesses.

‘‘Some have lost their

livelihoods. There has been

sacrifice and all for the greater

cause.’’

Like others, he believed

Covid­19 had been beaten in

New Zealand.

While the Ministry of Health

had done good work earlier, it

was now letting theteam down

on border control, he said.

‘‘Government needs to step

up and do this job properly.

Theyhave let us down just

lately.’’

The mayor said Ashburton

district, with its agricultural

and manufacturing base,and

domestic tourism, waswellplaced

to survive.‘‘We earn

overseas dollarsfor our

economy, which is our success.

We willbethe first to comeout

of this as long as the politicians

do what they should.’’

Mr Brown anddistrict

councillors voted today to

suspend theirspecial Covid­19

response committee, whichhas

metweekly since late March.

Brownies earn badges

If you enjoyedthe pavement art that

appearedaroundtown during

lockdown, you can thank MarionBrown

and her Te Matapuna Brownies.

MrsBrownset her young charges

weekly challenges while people were

askedtostay hometostop the spread of

Covid­19 –chalk drawingsand cooking

wereamongthe tasksshe set for

brownies whowanted to earn their

junior chef and staying safe badges.

TheTeMatapuna Brownies,like other

pippins and girl guide groups around

Mid Canterbury,have resumed their

weekly meetings. The excitement was

Left: Leader Marion Brown and the Te

Matapuna Brownies are back.

obvious whenMrs Brownand nine

members of hertroopmet for the first time

post­covid at Mania­O­Roto last week.

There was alot of chatter as the

brownies re­connected and then recalled

what they hadbeen up to in the pastfew

months. Theyplayed computergames,

held movie nights,baked and helped out

around home.

MumJane Argyle­Reed, whowas

droppingoff 9­year­oldHarriet (nearly off

to guides), said the challenges were great

during lockdown.

Harriethad cooked on the barbecue,

foundphotographs of her relatives

(including her grandmotherinabrownie

uniform) and enjoyed the challenges to be

active.

‘‘Thank you all for your

contributions over the last

period of time in lockdown,’’ he

told his fellow elected

councillors. ‘‘Wehave done

things we never have before,

learned new stuff, zoomed,

learned new computer skills.’’

Several councillors saidthe

weekly Zoom meetings had

been avaluable bonding

experience for acouncil just a

few months old when Covid­19

struck.

New ways of working tried in

lockdown maybe incorporated

into future council meetings,

with agovernance review

planned for late September.

Hospital

visiting

Visitor restrictions at

Ashburton Hospital and

maternity have been relaxed.

CanterburyDistrict Health

Board chief medical officer Dr

Sue Nightingale said facilities

had begun to ease restrictions

thathad beeninplacetohelp

stop the spread of Covid­19.

Visiting at Ashburton

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News

Issue 15

25 June 2020

Message From ThePrincipal

Return to ‘Normality’

This pastweekhas felt increasingly like areturnto

normality. Many of our school-based face-to-face

meetings have returned. Many of us have come

to appreciate theefficiencyofZoom Conferences,

but our natural desire for human interaction has

lured us back into theinter-personal format.

Academic Blues Awards

This week andnextisour chancetocelebratethe academicperformance

of the 2019Year 11 and 12 students.Traditionally we have acknowledged

this in frontofthe whole College with our Academic Blues Ceremony, on

the Chessboard,atthe end of Term One.

The COVID situation naturally forced postponement ofthis. Toensure

that winter doesn’t disrupt this event, these ceremonies will happen

but inour Auditorium on ayear-group basis with parents of prizewinners

also invited. Yesterday weacknowledged theYear 12 students

who achieved highly last year, and next week on 01 July (at 12:30pm)

we will acknowledge our Year 13 students who achieved highly last

year. Congratulations to all those gaining recognition. These will be

highlightedineach of our forthcoming newsletters.

Senior Students and Exam Qualifications

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has acknowledged

the impact that the seven-week lockdown may have had on students

undertaking NCEA levels.

Accordingly NZQA has arranged a number of compensatory

mechanisms to ensurethatthis year’s studentsaren’tdisadvantagedby

the events outsideoftheir control. These areparticularly importantfor

our Year 13 studentswho arestudying towards University Entrance. The

minimum pass mark has traditionally been set at 14+ credits in at least

threeUniversityEntrancelist-approvedsubjects. Asarecognition of the

impactofCOVID-19 this has been adjusted to thestudents needing 12+

credits in aminimumofthree subjects (for this year).

This is ahuge stress relief for many ofour students and staff, and a

recognition that the students have missed approximately 20% oftheir

normal teaching time. There are also mechanisms to compensate the

Level1and 2students,but these arequitecomplex andwill be applied

In Januarybeforethe results arereleased.

WinterSportsCodes

Another major marker in our return to normality isthe welcome return

of winter sports codes. Once again, we have boys’ and girls’ hockey,

netball, rugby, football and basketball teams all competing in local,

TimaruorChristchurch competitions.

Aweek ago our 1st XV Boys’Rugby team had awarm-up game against

TimaruBoys’ High School 2nd XV team, andthere wouldhavebeen 500

people on the side-lines,sopeople arekeen to be playing and watching

again. Ihopetosee all our teamsinaction at some stagenextterm.

Term HolidayBreak

Next week is our scheduled July holiday break and I’m encouraging

teachers also to have a great break because our last ‘holidays’

disappeared with preparation foron-linelearning andaconstantdeluge

of emails.

College OpenEvening –Thursday23July

Finally,ifyou areaYear 8studentthis year,orfamily of,and considering

starting at Ashburton College then please attend our Open Night on

Thursday 23 July. Please refer to our notice inthis newsletter for an

outline of theevening.

We very much look forward to welcoming prospective students and

whānau to this event.

Many thanks.

Ross Preece

Principal •Tumuaki

Information

Phoenix Magazine Term Four 2018 and 2019

An update forthose who have ordered and

paid forthe Phoenix Magazine.

This time, the magazine covers Term Four of 2018

and all of 2019. From here forward itwill cover the

full year and be delivered/available forcollection by

families in Term One of the followingyear.

Naturally there have been some delays to this

production.

However–all whohavepaidwill receivetheircopy

–this isscheduled forthe first half of Term Three.

Families will be advisedaccordingly re collection or

delivery.

Further orders canstillbetaken -$25 percopy

To order:Please contactthe CollegeOffice -308 4193,

or info@ashcoll.school.nz

AshColl Way

Information

Transition Department–EventsUpdate

Liaison visits from tertiary institutions are taking place this term,

either by visits as we areable,orvia Zoom sessions on the following

remaining date,during Akotime Period 4onWednesdays:

01 July Waikato Universityand AUT University

Events

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

OpenEvening

Thursday23July 2020

5:30pm –7:30pm

TheAshColl Way

Quality Pride Respect

Futurestudents,parents/caregivers,whānau

and communitymembers are

warmly invited to attend our OpenEvening.

Aparticular welcome,and encouragementtoattend,

is extended to studentswho will be in Year 9in2021,

andfamily members

Duringthe evening youwill havethe opportunityto–

• Meet and talk with the Principal, staff and students.

• Hear and see whatthe College can offer your child and family.

• View our facilities,and Innovation and Subjectdisplays.

• Meet with BYOD Retailers -College is aBYODschool

(Bring Your OwnDevice)

• Enjoyasausage sizzle,coffee, tea, juiceinthe staffroom.

To make decisions readyfor Enrolment Week (27-31 July) –

Therewill be information available on:

0 Innovation and Traditional Classes.

0 Option Subjects for2021(Year 9students).

Option subjects: nine subjects to be taken from twelveavailable:

– Choose at least one from TheArts: Art, Drama, Music.

– Choose at least one from Languages: German, Japanese,

Māori.

– Choose at least three from Technology: Agriculture,

Designand Visual Communication, Digital Information

Technology,Fabric Technology,Food and Nutrition,

HardMaterials Technology.

• Note: all Year 9 students take English, Mathematics,

Physical Education and Health, Science, Social Studies.

• Additionally available: English as an additional language for

students for whomEnglish is asecond language.

Presentationsstart in the College Auditorium

at 5:30pm and6:15pm.

These arefollowedbyguidedtours of the College,

or youmay choose to self-tour by following the signs.

Coming Events

EVERYONE MOSTWELCOME

While manyexternal events have been cancelled or postponed,there

are anumber of curriculum-related activities still able to take place,

plus some additional relevant dates.

Any alterations will be advised to relevant groups, assoon asthese

areknown.

June

27 Rugby–UCChampionship Round 2, MidCanterburyCombined v

Waimea College, Methven

30 AGS3, Year 12 AcademyGroup 1, Farmbike Day,

AshburtonShowgrounds

July

01 Please notedate change:

Year 13 Academic Blues Assembly, College Auditorium, 12:25pm,

with the year level present.

Year 12 Physics and Year 12 ScienceRadioactivityDay,

CanterburyUniversity

03 Last dayofTerm 2

04 Rugby–UC Championship Round 3,

MidCanterburyCombined vChrists College (Christchurch)

04-19 Studentterm break.

20 StartofTerm 3

Events

Outstanding EffortbyStudentExecutive on

their 24-Hour BikeChallenge

Information providedbyMaria Costas, DeputyHead Girl

From 8:00pm on Friday12 June,to8:00pmonSaturday13June,the AshColl

Student Executive took on the 24-Hour Bike Challenge toraise money and

collect food for the Salvation Army. The 24-Hour process was chosen to

signify and show gratitude to all who were on call 24/7 over the COVID-19

lockdown and level restrictions.

The sweat, pain and lack of sleep was all worth it, thanks to the many

generous donors and the overwhelming support from the community as

awhole.

(Pictured above): Student Executive members looking fresh and alert atthe

start of the event.

(Front row,lefttoright): LucyMoore, MariaCostas,PoppyKilworth.

(Back row, left toright): Penny Stilgoe, Seluvaia Ratoul, Willow Diedricks,

Jonty Small (at back), KotitiPatea, Kyle Cabangun, HenryChapman.

(Absent at the time of the photo but involved in the challenge):

Jacob Gray,Ngakau Howell,Jestena Raj, Ian Teves, Ocean Waitokia.

Appreciation

TheExecutivewouldlike to specifically thank the following supporters –

• TeachersAnge Mitchell,MichaelClark, Kyle andKylie Backhouse-Smith.

• OfficeManager Julie Hampton.

• Senior Leadership Team, Ross Preece (Principal) and Jono Hay (Deputy

Principal).

• Members ofParliament JoLuxton and Andrew Falloon for coming to

support; alongwith familyand friends.

• Amassivethank youisgiven to Talbot Securityfor checking on us every

hour orso, to the EA Networks Centre for letting usborrow their spinbikes,

and Countdown for letting us use the space onSaturday from

8:00am until thefinale at 8:00pm.

Aspecial shout out is given especially to our Head ofSenior School

Abbey Brucefor her care, chairsand coffee.

Fundraising TotaltoDate-$2,500

The Executive ishappy toannounce that they have fundraised over

$2,500 so far and collectedsix boxesoffood.

Thegenerosity of the Ashburtoncommunitynever ceases to amazeus.

From Your Student Executive, Thank You!

Acknowledgement

AshburtonCollege acknowledges the initiativeand hard work of theStudent

Executive group. Picture yourself cycling for one, two or three different

hourly shifts andthenadding in the 12 midnight, or 1:00am–6:00am hourly

slots. Thiswas an impressive communitycontribution.

(Pictured right, leftand right):

PoppyKilworth and Principal

Ross Preeceattempting to

outsprinther.

Outside

CountdownNorth –

(Pictured left):

Jonty Small with

Baxter(Clough),

the dog,taking

his fundraising

donation bucket

guardduties

seriously and

keeping agood

pawonthe $20

note.

(Pictured right,

leftand right):

PennyStilgoeand

Seluvaia Ratoul.


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Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

Events

News

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

15

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Year 12 Business Studies Class Entrepreneurs

Last Thursday, 18 June, young entrepreneurs from the Year 12 Business

Studies class held their market day, during acold and wetlunchtime. Despite

the freezing conditions,business wasbrisk and students enjoyedthe hotfood

options offered by these businesses.

The three groups involved have worked hard onBusiness Plans throughout

the term and this mahi (work) culminatedinselling hot dogs,loaded wedges

and sausages at school.

The AshColl Snag Group was motivated to support Motor Neuron Disease

New Zealand,after theirCEO lost afamily member to thisdebilitatingdisease.

They were able to donate $48.75 of their sales to this charity.

Street Meat produced American Hot Dogs and,despitesome technical issues

with power, they sold sixty hot dogs and donated$36.40tothe SPCA.

Terry TN’s produced loaded wedges which were extremely popular with

customers,and they struggled to keepupwith demand. However,theymade

asmall profit and donated$24.00 to the Christchurch Mosque Attack Victims.

Teacher KirstyMoffett said thatthe students thoroughly enjoyedtheirmarket

day and are looking forward tomaking some changes and improvements to

their Business Plans fortheir second market daynextterm.

TheAshColl Way–StudentGroup

From time-to-time we have highlighted the

AshColl Way, being the Values by which we

want staff and students to operate in their daily

interactions and representation of Ashburton

College.

The AshColl Way is represented through our

Values of Pride - Manawa Whakahi, Quality -

Ako Pai and Respect -Whakaute, as promoted

through therelated logos.

To add tothis, agroup ofYear 9and 10 students

areworking,with facilitation by DeputyHead Girl

Maria Costas, onways to further promote these

Values to the College community. Teacher James Aulsfordworkswith this group

as required,and is the students’ ‘go-to’ person.

This group, having reconvened inthe last fortnight following lockdown, meets

weekly to share ideas and prepare information. The intent ofthis group being

Year 9and Year 10 students is that they can continuethis mahi (work) forward

and theninclude anextgroup of youngerstudents.

They have initiated their Mihi Pai notebooks where they can record Mihi Pai

issued to studentswho displaythe College’sexpectedpositivebehaviours. The

group is devising asystemtoensure thatnot onlythe recipients of thehighest

number of Mihi Pai receive aprize. Aseries of other ideas are on the table,

including videos and voice-over options, working with teachers to incorporate

ideassuggested from them and teaching an AshColl WayDance.

(Pictured right): Year 9 student Bree Greer shows adapted versions of posters she

has designed for use around the College, to add to the more formal ones already

on display, and toclearly showspecific aspects of the AshColl Way.

Congratulations

Tough FirstOuting forMid Canterbury

Combined Boys’1st XV Rugby

The team (pictured below presenting the opening Haka) travelled to Nelson

last Friday for what they anticipated would be achallenging encounter

against last year’s UC SecondarySchools’ Champion team.

This indeed proved to be the case,concluding with adecisivefull-time score

of 75-3 to Nelson Boys’College. Manager NickiWoods said thatthe team had

astrong first twenty minutes,but then slipped in intensity, creating gaps for

the opposition to run through. Mid Canterbury Combined put in astrong

last fewminuteshowever. Christian Thompson received aconcussion injury

but the balanceofthe team arepreparing forthis Saturday’sencounter.

As the team is acombined Ashburton College-Mt Hutt College side, this

week’s game will be playedinMethven, against Waimea College,starting at

mid-day, at the MethvenRugbyGrounds.

Team members (pictured below) were Aidan Bennett, Alex Barnaby,

Charlie Brown, Taulangi Daniel, Josh Dunlea, Benjamin Fakataha,

Richie Fuluasou, Shaun Fuluasou, Mark Gabriel, Foni Hala, Pasi Hala,

Fononga Lisala, Ben Middleton, Otto Mareko,Thomas Patterson, Tim Poasa,

Sam Ree, Alex Roderick, Liam Sullivan, Christian Thompson, Isileli Ula; with

Coaches Shane Enright, Jason Rickard, James Roderick; and Manager

NickiWoods.

(Pictured above, left toright): The AshColl Snag Group Harry Trumper,

Matt Smith, John Radan, RJ Pasion, Jayden Marshall,ready foraction.

(Pictured above right, left to right): The group at work, sharing ideas –

Amelia Bruce, Rebekah Clement, Paige Aitken, Mounga Ulupano, Bree Greer,

MariaCostas,Tayla Wikitera,Jordan Green.

AshColl Girls’ 1st XI Hockey Warm-Up Into

Their Season

It was pleasing to have another sport able to get underway onWednesday

17 June, playing the first of two warm-up games as part of the Christchurch

Secondary School Division 2competition. Being anon-competition game no

points were awarded.

Coach Hannah Young said this game was played against Avonside Girls’High

School 1st XI, with first-game nerves atahigh level, and AshColl was down

by 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. However the team settled in the second

quarter foranil-all quarter outcome. This improvementcontinued into thethird

quarter with AshColl starting to dominate,with Angel Spooner getting atouch

to the ball and scoring AshColl’s first goal. Angel repeated this, with asecond

goalinthe lastseconds of thegame in quarter four,which AshColl dominated.

Thefinal scoreof3-2 to Avonside Girls augured well foracompetitiveseason

ahead forthe AshColl team, with this Divisiontobemade up of tenteams.

Holly-Jayne Feutz wasthe Player of the Day.

Team members are Grace Quinn (Captain); Maddy Wilson and Hannah

O’Reilly (Vice-Captains); and Laura Cameron, Sierra Chambers, Lily Davidson,

Holly-Jayne Feutz, Anna Gray, Emma Lill, Rachel McArthur, Caitlin Muir,

Jessie Pitney,BrieRudolph, Angel Spooner, SarahWilson.

Coach is Hannah Young,and Manager JoanneWakelin.

Term Dates2020 –Terms Two, Threeand startofTerm Four

Term Two

Term Three - Monday20July

-Friday03July

-Friday25September

Term Four - Monday12October -Thursday05November (Year 13)

-Tuesday10November

(Years 11 and 12)

-Thursday03December (Year 10)

-Friday04December (Year 9)

Note: Years 11, 12 and 13 Prize-givings have been re-scheduled to

one week laterthan previously advertised.

Lauren Peterson

Young mum

loves to help

Being abusy young mum is no barrier to

volunteering for Volunteering Mid and

South Canterbury and the Hotel Ashburton

Volunteer of the Month –Lauren Peterson.

Lauren was nominated by both Whanau

Awhina Plunket and the Hakatere Multi­

Cultural Council/Newcomers Network.

She is an ideal recipient as her award

comes during National Volunteer Week,

which celebrates the benefit of working

together and how communities are stronger

when working together.

Even though she is afull­time mum,

juggling the needs of her own family, she still

manages time to volunteer and support

other young families in Mid Canterbury.

Lauren began volunteering with Plunket

in September 2017. She joined as avolunteer

cleaner for the Hinds Plunket Rooms, and

now has alead role supporting the hosting of

the Ashburton parents coffee session. The

group meets at the Ashburton Plunket

Centre every Wednesday morning.

The group is jointly organised by Plunket

and Hakatere Multi­Cultural Council and

Lauren is always keen to help out in other

areas where needed.

Lauren really enjoys volunteering

because not only is she giving and helping

others but she gains alot too, especially the

social connections and friendships with

other young mums.

Her role at the coffee morning is one

Lauren describes as simple but it is avery

important and necessary role. She helps set

up the morning tea, welcomes those

attending and keeps an eye on people new to

the group to ensure they feel included,

chatting with attendees and then helping

with clean up afterwards.

Lauren said she was surprised at how easy

it was to volunteer. She enjoys the hostess

role as she can take her children and it

doesn’t take up alot of her time; the

volunteer cleaning role allows her some

flexibility to do, so it works with her other

activities.

She would most certainly encourage other

people to volunteer and believes there is a

volunteering opportunity available for most

people.

As well as being acoffee morning hostess

and cleaning, Lauren also gives her time as

part of the Breastfeeding Support Group,

where she has acoffee and chat with other

mums, sharing their experiences.

Lauren plans to continue volunteering in

the future and likes that she is not locked

into the role for life. She suspects that as her

children grow the groups she gets involved

with will change.

Volunteering

We encourageorganisationsand groups to

get nominationsinfor the Volunteering Mid

and South Canterbury and the Hotel

Ashburton Volunteer of the Month.

Nomination formsare available by contacting

VolunteeringMid and South Canterbury,

Community House, 44 CassStreetAshburton,

ph 3081237ext 240 or email

volmidcant@gmail.com or pick up acopyat

Four Square in Rakaia.


NEWS

16 Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Seniors return to 206 Club sessions

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Nonagenarians DotFontand

Betty Weastell wereamong the

smilingfaces at 206 Club this

weekasthe seniors’ social

group returned to normal

sessions.

Awelcome back banner and

balloons on the wallswere

icingonthe cakefor 15

members,and ateam of

volunteers,onday one of the

club’s return.

The group, mostlymade upof

women,reconnectedand

socialised over games, took

partinactivitiesand enjoyed a

warmmeal.

Both Dot and Betty,96and 95

respectively, werepleased to

be back with others; Betty had

her 95th birthday during

lockdown.

The ladies have been

regulars at206 Club for the

pastfew years, joiningunder

former directorofday services

MaryHarrison.The role was

takenoverbyAdair Pethig

threeyears ago.

206 Club members Colleen Wederall, Marie Workman, Betty

Weastell and Dot Font enjoy being back in each others company.

Club members get together

three days aweek­Monday,

Tuesday andWednesday –for

socialfun andconnection with

others. Over lockdownMrs

Pethigmade morethan 500

phone calls to checkinon

membersand keepthemupto

date with herown lockdown

activities.She tended her

gardenand knittedacardigan.

On averagethere are around

20 people persession, as well

as ateam of volunteers helping

to keepthings running

smoothly, Mrs Pethig said.

However, shewould like to

have acouple of extra

volunteers during the week. If

anyone is interested theycan

Volunteers Haley Court, May Sanford and Betty Beck take acuppa

break at the 206 Club's first gathering post­Covid­19 lockdown.

PHOTOS:TONI WILLIAMS

contacther at Age Concern

Ashburton.

Among the volunteer crewon

duty wereBetty Beck, May

Sanfordand HaleyCourt who

between them havemore than

28 years volunteering

experience at 206Club.They

enjoy it as much as the

members.

Volunteers help out in the

kitchen, serving morningtea or

lunches and help with

activities or games like the

popular Housiesessions.

There willnow be extra

cleaning oftables before

eating, areminder that

sensible hygiene standardsare

just part of thenew normal.

Hotel owner is supporter of volunteer effort

Supporting volunteers and

volunteeringinthe community

is achancetogive back to the

community, says Hotel

Ashburtonowner Johny Singh.

Mr Singh has been an avid

supporter of volunteer

organisations in the community

sincetakingover the hotel two

years ago.

Since then thehotelhas

helped hosts of avariety of

volunteer fundraisers from

Daffodil Day quiz events to

fundraisers for hospice and

White Ribbon. The hotel’s Turf

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Mr Singh has also donated

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Women's Suffrage125th

anniversary.

He is also aproud sponsor of

the VolunteeringMid and

South Canterburyand Hotel

Ashburton Volunteerof the

Monthseries,printedinThe

Ashburton Courier.

VolunteeringMid and South

Canterbury co­ordinator

Dellwyn Moylan said it had

beenagreat partnership

especially as it was a

SHOPPING

community business working

with anot­for­profit

organisation.

Volunteers don'tvolunteer

for the recognition, but the

monthly award is nice way to

thank them andtalk about their

organisations,she said,

Nationalvolunteerweek,

running until June 27,

acknowledges thebenefitsof

working together andMiss

Moylan said the partnership

with the hotel was aperfect

example of abusiness (still

dealing withfinancial suffering

becauseofCovid­19) and anotfor­profit

could successfully

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SPORT

Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

17

Spartans put call out for supporters

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The Mid Canterbury Spartans

are hoping to see friends,

family andsupporters lining

the fieldthis weekend when

they take on WaimeaCollege at

Methveninthe second round of

the UCChampionship.

Thefirst XVisacombination

of AshburtonCollegeand

Mount HuttCollege andaftera

brutalstart to thecompetition

last week,the Spartans want to

feel thelove of ahomegame.

It will be their firsthome

game for theseason and a

chance to show off their new

playingstrip.Spectators are

urged to come at least10

minutesbefore kickoffsothey

can see both teams’ pre­game

hakas.

Thegame will beplayed on

Watters Cup under way

the number onefield at the

Methven RugbyClub.

The Spartans travelled to

Nelsonlast weekend forthe

competition­opener, without

the services of captain Michael

Hennings, out for several weeks

with akneeinjury. The

experience of playing rugby

titansNelson Collegewill not

be forgotten ­the visitors

startedpromisingly but

eventually succumbed72­3.

‘‘The first 10 minuteswewere

in the game and it wasonly 3­5

and Ithink afew people

thought the boys from Mid

Canterbury are very much in

this battle,’’ coach Shane

Enrightsaid.

‘‘Then things started to

change with somemistakes in

our first carries, which resulted

in seven turnovers andfive

tries in a30­minute period.’’

Injuries andfitness in the

second half compoundedthe

Spartans’ problems.

‘‘But thelastfourminutes

they showed what it means to

be ateam and attacked and

were very unlucky not to score.’’

Enright said three of the four

players injuredshould be fine

for Saturday though haka

leader and hookerChristian

Thompsonwas on a23­day

stand­down after ahead knock.

Midfield Aiden Bennett and

Otto Mareko are nursingleg

injuries.

‘‘Headsstayed up afterthe

game and they areall

committedtoturningthis

thoughstartinto apositive.’’

Players and coaching staff

are hoping to see several

hundred supporters at Methven

on Saturday in timefor game

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Southern nail alineout late in their game against Rakaia, in the opening

round of Mid Canterbury Rugby’s Watters Cup competition. Alastminute

penalty sealed the game for Southern 13­12. The big upset of

the weekend was at Hampstead, when they beat Celtic 25­19.

2287627

Food drive on club day

Celticrugbyplayers will turn

their clubday on July 4into afood

drive for Ronald McDonald

House.

The house supports child

patients and theirfamilies

needing ahomeaway fromhome

while receiving medical

treatmentinChristchurch.

Celticspokesperson Darion

Graysaid clubday was always a

big occasion withasmanyCeltic

teams as possible drawn to play at

their homegrounds on Keenans

Road.

This yearthe clubwas asking

players to bring anon­perishable

food item for the fooddrive.

It would be great if opposition

teams got in behind it as well,she

said.

‘‘Lots of Mid Canterbury

families have beensupportedby

Ronald McDonald House over the

years.’’

She said players should bring

items likecanned food, toiletries

or cereal; anythingthat helped

families feelathome.

Celtic is the district’s biggest

cluband Darion said members

wereenjoyingbeing able to

social, train and play after the

covid restrictionseased.This

yearthe JAB section has around

200 players on itsbooks.

‘‘We had musternight recently

andthe clubwas heaving. People

want to be involved and be

together.’’

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CYCLING RESULTS

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers results from June 20, Fords Road,

16km:

Steven Hands F/T 22m48s, Roger Wilson 28m19s, Ross

Templeton 28m20s, Tony Ward 2f/t 22m51s, Emma Hudson

28m21s, Racel Reid 28m22s, Andrew Shepherd 28m23s, Brad

Hudson 3f/t 22m56s, Kristine Ward 25m04s, Rob Hooper 25m04s,

Dave Shurroch 29m51s, Pam Harcourt 29m52s, Colin Teahan

(Tim) 29m52s, Brian Ellis 29m52s, Liz Wylie 29m53s, Nigel Leary

(Tim) 29m54s, Janette Hooper 32m55s, Brent Hudson 29m55s,

Alan Johns 32m55s, Kevin Opele 4f/t 23m26s, Doug Coley

26m57s, Simon Chapman 25m28s, Don Morrison 26m58s, Nick

Grijns 26m59s, Andy Skinner 30m48s, Debbie Skinner 33m54s,

Mark Summerfield 5f/t 24m59s.

Tinwald Cycling U17 Development results from June 21, open

5km time trial on Fords Road: Zoe Nichols 12m 21s, Konrad Artz

12m 29s, Eliza McKenzie 12m 42s, Tineke Artz 12m 50s. Second

ride, teams 5km: Zoe Nichols and Tineke Artz, time 12m 14s, Eliza

McKenzie and Konrad Artz, time 13m 21s.

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CLUB NEWS /SPORTS DRAWS

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ASHBURTON

STROLLERS CLUB

There werefour strolls held

early in the yeartoDashing

Rocks at Timaru, Victoria Park

in Christchurch, Birdlings Flat

and Harts Creek.

Fromearly April,all strolls

were cancelled duetothe

Covid­19 pandemic, but

fortunatelywere able to restart

in mid­May. The firstwalkwas

fromLake Heron to Mellish

Streamonabeautiful sunny

autumn day.

An extra stroll to Lake

Clearwater wasslotted in at the

end of May.

In earlyJunetherewas a

stroll to Rangiatea, with two

walking options to meetupat

the farmrecreational hut for

lunch. Later we were invitedto

view the agate and jewellery

collectionwhich was very

impressive.

Astroll on the Rakaia

Walkway tookplaceon

Wednesday June10, and on

Sunday June21there wasan

additionalwalk on theWaikari

HillsStationtothe Rangitata

Riveroppositethe Rangitata

Diversion Race inlet.

Thenext stroll on Sunday

July 5istoGodley Head from

Taylors Mistake,andon

WednesdayJuly8there is a

walk aroundAshburton, taking

in someofthe lesser known

areas.

Thefirst strollinAugust is to

Centennial Parkand Otipua

CreekinTimaru, and in the

middle of the month thereisa

walk aroundsomeofthe

Christchurch highlights

Thereisaclub nightand

annual generalmeetingon

TuesdayAugust 4, when

HildegardO’Brien willtalk

abouther overseas travels.

Strolls areheldonthe first

Sunday andsecondWednesday

of themonth,usually departing

fromtheAshburton courthouse

at 8.30am.

Newwalkersare always

welcometojoinin.

Forfurther information

about the cluband activities,

please telephoneJenny on 308

6862.

MID CANTERBURY

PROVINCIAL RURAL

WOMEN

We have resumedour monthly

Provincial RuralWomen

meetings at the Sinclair Centre

and it is great to be back.

Ourannual scholarship

winners for2020 have been

selected:

$1000 goes to KalabSmall,

secondyearinto studyingfor a

Bachelor of Scienceand a

Bachelor of Commerce at

Canterbury University.

$1000 to BenjaminWakelin,

secondyear into studyingfor a

Bachelor of PerformingArts

andScreenProductionand

ManagementatAucklandATU.

$500toKirstenClarke, third

year into studying for a

Bachelor of Lawand Commerce

at CanterburyUniversity.

Representativemembers

have attended RuralSupport

andCivil Defence Meetings

duringthe Covid­19 lockdown.

We arealwayswilling to lenda

hand in times of need.

We aresofortunate to livein

acommunitywith so many

caringand understanding

people.

—Provided by Marion Dent,

MidCanterbury Rural Women

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SPORTS DRAWS

RUGBY

Saturday: Seniors –Watters Cup: Methven

PWL Seniors VCeltic, Methv1, 2:30pm HGrant,

J O’Connor, N Forbes (Max Gilbert Trophy).

Southern V Hampstead, Hinds1, 2:30 pm K

Faalogo, AMcGirr, MSouthby. Rakaia bye.

Senior B – Michael Duff Memorial Trophy:

Methven VCeltic, Methv2, 1pm JO’Connor, L

Bell, CMarshall. Rakaia VCollegiate, Rakaia1,

2:30pm CKelland. Southern VAllenton, Hinds1,

12:30 pm AMcGirr. Mt Somers bye.

Senior Women: Celtic v Lincoln Uni Hoggets,

Celtic1, 2:45 pm SBennett, GBarr, JRobinson.

Colts Combined: Methven/Rakaia Combined v

Springston, Meth3, 12:45pm N Forbes. Celtic/

Southern vPrebbleton, Hinds2, 1pm PEverest.

1st XV UC Championship: MC Combined v

Waimea Combined, Methv1, 12pm SBennett, G

Jopson, MSouthby.

Under 18 Combined: Rolleston vMCRU Alps.

Under 16 Combined: MCRU Plains vMCRU Alps,

Celtic1, 1pm GBarr.

Under 14.5 Combined: MCRU Alps v MCRU

Plains, Celtic2, 1:15pm JRobinson.

Under 13: Celtic/Rakaia v Collegiate, Rak1,

1:00pm Club Referee. Methven vCeltic, Methv2,

12:00pm Club Referee. Southern/Tinwald v

Allenton, Hinds2, 12:00 pm Club Referee.

Under 11.5: Methven Black v Celtic Green,

Methv3A, 11:45amLBell.Methven White vCeltic

White, Methv3B, 11:45am CMarshall. Rakaia v

Collegiate, Rak2A, 1:00pm Club Referee. Southern

vHampstead, Hinds3, 1pm Club Referee.

Under 10: Methven Black v Allenton, Methv4,

12pm. Methven Red vCeltic Green, Methvn4,

1pm. Methven White vCeltic White, Methv5 1pm.

Rakaia vTinwald, Rakaia4, 1:00pm. Southern v

Hampstead, Hinds3, 12pm.

Under 9:Methven vCeltic, Methv5, 12pm. Rakaia

v Tinwald, Rakaia4, 12pm. Southern v Coll/

Hamps, Hinds4, 1pm. Allenton bye.

Under 8: Methven v Celtic Green, Methvn1A,

1:30pm. Methv/Mt Somers v Celtic White,

Methv1B, 1:30pm. Rakaia vTinwald, Rakaia2A,

1:00pm. Southern v Colle/Hamps, Hinds 4,

12pm. Allenton bye.

Under 7: Methven v Celtic, Methv4, 11:15am.

Methven/MtSomers v Tinwald Black, Methv4,

11:15am. Rakaia vTinwald Orange, Rakaia 2A,

12:15pm. Southern Blue vAllenton Gold, Hinds

5A, 1:15pm. Southern White vAllenton Maroon,

Hinds5B, 1:15pm. Collegiate bye.

Under 6: Methven Black vMtSomers, Methven

1A, 11am. Methven White v Tinwald Blue,

Methven 1B, 11am. Rakaia v Tinwald Black,

Rakaia 2A, 12:15pm. Southern Blue vAllenton

Maroon, Hinds 5A, 12:30pm. Southern Red v

Allenton Gold, Hinds 5B, 12:30pm. Southern

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White vHampstead, Hinds5A, 11:40am. Celtic

Green vTinwald Orange, Celtic3A, 1pm. Celtic

White vCollegiate, Celtic 3B, 1pm.

HOCKEY

Mid Canterbury Hockey Association draw for

June 26-July 1:

Small Sticks duty club: Rakaia

Friday 26 June Kiwi Sticks (Yr 5): 3.45 pm Rakaia

v Allenton (Turf a) G Muir/Coach Methven v

Wakanui Blue (Turf b) H Kidd/R Kidd 4.30pm

Wakanui Back vTinwald Foothills (Turf a) HKidd/

RKidd Tinwald (BYE)

Kiwi Sticks (Yr6): Methven Black v Tinwald

Foothill (Turf b) GMuir/Coach 5.15 pm Collegians

D&EvTinwald (Turf a) RKidd/L Ellis Allenton v

Methven White (Turf b) LCameron/D Law 6.00

pm Rakaia vWakanui (Turf a) LCameron/D Law

1st Grade Women: 6.50pm Hampstead v

Wakanui (Hampstead Blue/Methven) 8pm Hampstead

Blue vMethven (Hampstead/Wakanui)

Connetics SSL Div 1Boys: Marist Park St Bedes

5.50pm Chch Boys High 2nd XI v Ashburton

College 1st XI

Small Sticks duty club: Hampstead

Saturday 27 June Mini Sticks: 10.15am Methven

Yr 3 v Hampstead (Turf a) Coaches Wakanui

Blue vWakanui Black (Turf b) Coaches Tinwald

Foothills vTinwald (Turf c) Coaches Allenton v

Methven Yr 4(Turf d) Coaches Senior Women:

Ash NBS 1pm Wakanui vCraighead 1st XI (K

McIntyre/J &BGray)

Senior Men: Ash NBS 2.40 pm Wakanui v

Temuka (C Hastie/C Watson)

Sunday 28 June: 2nd Grade Girls Ash NBS

1.40pm Wakanui v Cambridge (J Cameron/

Wakanui Snr Women) Tim TA 2.05pm Geraldine

vTinwald Umpires supplied

1st Grade Men 4pm Tinwald Orange vWakanui

(Hampstead Wakanui/Hampstead Lowcliffe)

5.25pm Tinwald Black v Allenton (Tinwald

Orange/Wakanui) 6.50 pm Hampstead Wakanui

vHampstead Lowcliffe (Tinwald Black/Allenton)

Monday 29 June: 2nd Grade Boys TIM AE 5pm

TBHS Ravens vWakanui (Umpires supplied) TIM

TA 5pm Mackenzie vAllenton(Umpires supplied)

TIM TA 6pm TBHS Falcons vAllenton (Umpires

supplied) TIM TA 6.30pm Wakanui vMackenzie

(Umpires supplied) Teams – please refer Sth

Canterbury draw for umpiring duties

Tuesday 30 June: Kwik Sticks (Yrs 7&8)4pm

Wakanui Black vAllenton (L Ellis/B Greer) 5.15

pm Wakanui Blue Collegians v Methven (M

Wilson/G Oates) 6.30pm Tinwald Orange v

Tinwald Foothills (A Mitchell/Wakanui Snr

Women)

Wednesday 1 July: SSL Div 2 Girls Nunweek

Park 2 6.10pm Rangi Ruru Girls 3rd XI v

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Longbeach AgriKids

second at nationals

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Longbeach School pupils

Aiden Smollett,LiamLash

and Milli Pottingertook out

second place in the 2020

AgriKids Grand Final last

week.

The trio, aged from Year 5

to Year 7, entered the

competition, run online,

under the name AgriSeeds

and were happy withtheir

performance butvowedtodo

better next year.

Millisays their agritask

farm creationduringthe

competition was ‘‘pretty

chaotic’’ but it made alasting

impression with its macaroni

sheep.

And they all agree they got

more nervous duringthe final

Face Off as one ofthe topfive

in thecompetition. It was

mostly because family

members were around for the

online quizand the

competition was heating up.

The pupils now have ayear

to fine tune their agri skills

with all three keentoenter

again.

The competition was won

by BlueMountain College’s

West OtagoRams made up of

Charlie Ottrey,Dylan Young

and Riley Hill. It was their

first grand final.

The trio said the day was

fun but also challenging.

“It was abit hard dealing

with all thetechnology,”said

Riley.

CarncotGreen, madeupby

Gabby Cavan,Phoebe

Driscole, Sophia Pinkney

from CarncotIndependent

School came in third place.

We’re good food growers

So far so goodasfar as winter

goes­reasonably mild, dry

ground conditions andgreat

feed utilisation has givena

fantastic leg up on whatisa

tightfeed budget locally and

across the wider Canterbury

region.

In MidCanterbury we have

faredmuch betterthanthe

rest of NewZealandduring

this growing seasonwith

devastatingdrought in the

North Island andthe top of

the South Island, and the

direct opposite with floods

andcontinual wetweather

further south.

It has meant we havebeen

able to supply locally grown

stockfeed to other farmers

rightacross NewZealand.

It’s ablessing to liveina

dynamic anddiverse district

thatlargely built its fortunes

on an evolving farming

system that movedfrom

drylandsheep, to sheep and

arable withvarious formsof

floodirrigation, to rotorainers

andtocentrepivot

irrigated arable anddairy

farms.

As part of the journey, we

haveseen Ashburton grow

andprosper as aruraltown,

thatinmyview offers agreat

deal, both sociallyand

economically to our

residents.

Aiden Smollett, Milli Pottinger and Liam Lash placed second in

the AgriKids national final.

Three South Island

regional finals and the grand

finalwereall forced to either

be cancelled or movedonline

when government

restrictions aroundevents

started coming into place in

March.

NewZealand Young

FarmersCEO Lynda

Coppersmith said hosting the

event onlinefor the firsttime

createdsome new challenges.

“Workingwithtwo contests,

35 teams, 12sponsors, 14

modulesaswell as the other

tasks was ahuge logistical

undertaking. It took alot of

things to fall in to place,alot

of people to make it workand

areallystrict timeframe,”

she said.

“The events team has done

the most amazing job to pull

this off andIcannot thank

them enough, along with our

sponsor family forall the

hardwork theyput in to make

Once our youngpeople

considered the bestpart of

Ashburton wasthe road outta

here. Nowitisaplace that

they can gain anyone of a

wide rangeofcareer

opportunities and lifestyle

choices.

Iwouldcontendthat much

of thatprosperity has its

foundations,directly and

indirectlyinagricultural

production.

In anattempt to control or

limit the spreadofCovid­19,

we have trashed our

economy,the effectsofwhich

many are still blissfully

unaware, and willcontinue

to be until wage subsidy

moneyruns out andthe

brutal forceofrecession

whacksusall on the nose.

Even with somevery

optimistic assumptionsof

when the borderwillopen to

tourists, whichgiven the

challenges seen this weekof

even trying to repatriate

Kiwis home fromoffshore,

would seemtobeunrealistic

both events happenand run

seamlessly.”

The 21 AgriKidsgrand final

teams (topthree from each

regional final)wenthead to

head on Friday in aseries of

modules and tasks as well as

an exam forthe GrandFinal.

They completed afood

producing memory game,

calculatedhow much feed it

takes to feed different

animals, matched up

differentoils and lubricants

andwere educated about

safety hazards around fuel.

They also completeda

maze withbiosecurity

problems,were quizzed

abouttractorsand created a

3D viable farm forthe

agritask.

Thetopfive teams then

wentintothe faceoff –a

famous Young Farmer of the

Year styled quiz, streamed

online acrossFacebook and

YouTube.

at best, government debtis

set to rise to an eyewatering

53 percent of GDP.

As acountry we needto

urgentlywork out whatwedo

well andhow we canextract

moreincome out of whatwe

are already goodatdoing.

Iwouldcontend as a

country we are particularly

good at growingfoodand

fibre and need to work out

how we can growmore and

capturemore of its value

pretty damn quick.

That doesnot meantosay

we needtosacrifice the

environment alongthe way,

quite the opposite, farmers

are makinghuge investments

in technologyand

managementtechniques to

meetthe stringent

requirements of the

Canterbury Land andWater

Regional Plan.

What we do not need to do

is dig potholes in the path

ahead. Government

regulation setting

unachievable targets or

subsidies thatparks

pollution in pinetrees on

food production land,

enablingsociety to continue

driving and flyingabout, isn’t

goingtoassist NewZealand

to digitselfout of the deep

dark holeinwhich we

currently findourselves.

RURAL

Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

Dairyshed yard work including topand backing gates

Rotaryboom irrigatorrepairs and service, including

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Mainline installation and repairs

Anyother general engineering/fabrication requirements

Bale feeder –calf feeders Standardorcustom-made

19

Spreading the word

about seeds and cereals

South

Canterbury

farmer Colin

Hurst is the new

chairperson of

the Federated

Farmers Arable

Industry Group,

bringing wide

experience and

an

acknowledged

reputation for

hard work,

tenacity and leadership to the

role.

Colin, the 2019 Arable Farmer of

the Year, was elected at the

group’s AGM this week for athreeyear

term. He replaces Karen

Williams, who is national vicepresident

elect.

As well as following his interest

in science and innovation driving

improved production and alighter

environmental footprint, Colin is

keen to lift the profile of the

arable sector among consumers

and fellow farmers. Sales of

arable production and spending

generated by the industry

contributed $863 million to GDP in

2018.

‘‘Most people know we produce

cereal grains used in bread and a

host of other staples, and all the

malting barley needed by our

brewers, but we also grow the

pasture seeds essential to our

livestock farmers, not to mention

brassicas and other feed crops,

and seed production for domestic

and international markets.’’

The arable industry’s export

receipts were forecast to hit

$260m in the financial year just

ended, a10.2 per cent increase.

Colin has farmed at Makikihi,

Geraldine farm girls win

cash with mini-film

NicoleWakefield­Hart and

HannahWhitefromGeraldine

HighSchool wonthe FMG

People’sChoiceAward for their

specialvideo in the 2020 FMG

JuniorYoung Farmerofthe Year.

They took home a$250 Prezzy

Cardfor themselves, andtheir

schoolreceived a$1000Prezzy

Cardfor sporting equipment.

In the video section of the

competition, each team came up

withathree­minute video talking

aboutthemselves, where they

come from,why theyentered, why

theywantedtowin FMG Junior

YoungFarmer of the Year and

what agriculture means to them.

The national title wenttoSt

Bede’sCollege duo Jack Coakley

and Mac Williams.

The regional and grand final

❛ ...wealso grow

the pasture seeds

essential to our

livestock farmers, not

to mention brassicas

and other feed crops.❜

South Canterbury since the mid­

1980s with his family. It’s a700ha

mixed arable farm, including

250ha of irrigation, growing

mostly autumn wheat, grass seed,

plantain seed, radish seed,

forestry, with heifer grazing,

dairy wintering and beef cattle

finishing.

As well as serving Federated

Farmers at national, regional and

branch level, Colin has put in

countless hours for the South

Canterbury Rural Support Trust,

the Arable Industry Group’s

Herbage Seedgrowers

Subsection, United

Wheatgrowers and the

Foundation for Arable Research.

He has been astaunch

advocate for farmers around the

Seed Quality Management

Authority table, on the Fertiliser

Quality Council driving the

development of aphysical

standard for fertiliser, and at a

multitude of local authority

planning and hearing processes.

Vice chairpersons elected to

the arable board are: Grains,

Brian Leadley; Seeds, David

Birkett; Maize, Dion Fleming;

Forage, Chris Dillon. FAR’s Hugh

Ritchie will also sit on the board.

weremoved online because of

Covid­19 restrictions.

Guy Von Dadelszen and Tristin

Peeti­Webber from Napier Boys’

HighSchool came in second,

representingthe EastCoast

region.

Northern cousin duoNick and

Zoe Harrison from Okaihau

College were awarded third.

“It was an incredible result,we

put alot of hard workinthis week

so to come out with the result we

got was an incrediblefeeling,”

says Jack.

After aweekofchallenges the

pair enteredthe final morning in

fifth place andMac says they

tried their hardest throughout

the day.

“It’s really rewarding tobeable

to compare your skills to others.’’

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QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8572

ACROSS

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8. Cool (5)

9. Dog (7)

10. Missive (6)

11. Bleach (6)

12. Condition (5)

14. Twenty (5)

18. Insect (6)

20. Grab (6)

23. Clad (7)

24. Living (5)

25. Baby wear (7,6)

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6. Artist (7)

7. Soften (6)

13. Agony (7)

15. Composition (7)

16. Rarely (6)

17. Warning (6)

19. Famous playwright

(5)

21. Muse (5)

22. Rim (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8572

ACROSS

1. Are the sentences he gives always short? (3,2,3,5). 8.

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your voice “That’sfunny!” (6). 11.The right quartet in it

would do very well (6). 12. Stone you see going through

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little creature, producers asweet (7). 4. Am having myself

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we’re told, is astruggle (3-2). 21. Under strain, gets tight

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Solution to previous crossword

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

KOPY KATS

Saturday, June 27@ 8pm

Courtesy van

runs every

Thursday, Friday

and Saturday

from 4pm

Join the RSA (the friendly club)

12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 7175

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome

2288565

SUDOKU

MEDIUM No. 5224

6

2 9 6 1

6 7 3

1 9 3 2

1 2 5 6

7 8 3 4

8 7 9

9 5 1 8

5

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Howto

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Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8571 -SOLUTIONS

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Rumba. 22, La Boheme. 23, Bean. 24, Stop. 25, Sergeant.

Down -2,Tramp. 3,Article. 4, Gift.5,Tiresome. 6, Cower.

7, Polecat. 12, Restless. 14, Dormant. 16, Grumble. 18,

Group.20,Brain. 21, Rear.

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Riverside Industrial Estate

1 5 9 8 7 6 4 3 2

6 8 3 4 2 5 7 1 9

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2 3 6 5 8 4 1 9 7

4 1 5 3 9 7 8 2 6

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SELL

METAL, heavy etc. Free

light-grade metal in-yard

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays.

Ashburton Scrap

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford

Forest Road (behind

Placemakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

2281802

SITUATIONS VACANT

Mobile

groomer now

servicing

Ashburton

Call nowtobooka

pamper foryour pooch

Ph 0800454 654

2275884

WANTED TO BUY

MUSIC BOOKS, Sheet

Music, Music Memorabilia

wanted by Musical Heritage

N.Z., anything considered. —

Ph. David 027-450-7079.

SMALLCAR

TRAILER IN ANY

CONDITION

6x4 or similar size.

Would prefer

one that

needs repairs.

CASH BUYER pay up to the

following prices: $3,000 per

oz for gold; $700 for

Sovereigns; $3,000 for Gold

Crowns; for 9ct-18ct Gold

Rings; $100-$1,000 for

Bangles, Bracelets, Brooches,

Chains, Cameos, Rings,

War Medals, Damaged

Jewellery, interested in

buying single items or

collections or estate lots of

Antiques, Paintings, Furniture,

China. —Phone 021-

051-7307.

ANTIQUE TOOL Collector

wanting to buy: Joiners’

and Builders’ Tools, Metal

Brace, Planes, Hand Drills,

Drill Press, Scribes, Spoke

Shaves, Chisels, Squares,

Calipers, Tack Hammers,

Screwdrivers, Saws, Wood

Vice, Gand Sash Clamps,

Pulleys Blow Torch, Plumb

Bobs, Anvil, Old Style Safe,

Oil Cans and Bottles; pay

up to $100 for small Miniature

Tools, Violin Planes,

Ivory Rulers, Jewellers Tools

etc, also old Garden Tools;

buy single item, collection,

workshop lots. — Phone

Murray 021-441-400.

Advertising

that works!

Talk to Jann or

Karentodayabout

ways youcan reach

potential customers

or advertising with

thatspecial difference

-professional service

with asmile.

Phone:308 7664

199 Burnett St,Ashburton

MayfieldGolfClub

Ourlongserving GreenKeeperisretiringand we

requireasuitable replacement. Work to include

mowing,irrigation, generalagronomy, servicing

machineryand generalpreparation of thecoursefor

play. Hours to be flexiblebut approx.Summer–35

hoursper week,Winter–20hours perweek.

Volunteerhelpisavailablewhenneeded.

The course is awellmaintained, well presented 9

hole countrycoursewithirrigation. Uptodate

machineryand plantisavailable.

Work to commence October2020. Please email

interest to mayfield@golf.co.nz with your CV

2288266

Phone 027 477 8068

2279656

2148717

MidCanterbury

Newcomers NetworkCoordinator

Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network is a

programme of the Hakatere Multi Cultural Council

and is afree service for anyone who is new toMid

Canterbury. This includes migrants, refugees and

New Zealanders moving from other parts of the

country. Ourroleistoofferamultitudeoffun social

events and activities to provide agreat way for

people to meet others and make friends. Wealso

find mechanisms to link people to activities and

clubs already operating in thedistrict.

Due tothe recent expansion of our services we

have separated the Newcomers Coordination role

off from our current coordinator creating asecond

position with the specific focus of welcoming and

connecting Newcomers. The successful candidate

willworkinpartnershipwithourcurrentcoordinator

who oversees the Hakatere Multicultural Council

and HakatereMigrant Centre.

We are seeking applicants who have the following

attributes;

Abilitytobuild an excellentpublic profile

Ability tobuild and maintain relationships at

all levels across manycultures

An interest, passion and commitment to

supporting newcomers and migrants

An abilitytoworkinaflexible manner

An energetic person who will create exciting

social activities and attractparticipants

Good on social media

This position is for12hours per week

To apply please download an

application form from

www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz/career

Applicationsclose Fridaythe 10th of July

Forfurther information please contact

Mary on 03 308 1395 ext225

Calf Rearing Position

Calf Rearer required from

27.7.20 –18.9.20

•Laghmor –9kmfromTinwald

•Experiencenot required as training

will be given

•Working with experienced calf rearer

•Current working visa required

•Noaccommodation available

•Hours and wages negotiable

Please text or phone

Janet -0276016130

Registered Teacher

Seeking aqualified and registered teacher(ECEor

Primary) to work with our 3-6 year old Tamariki.

Approx 30-35hours aweek over 4days.

We areafamily focused,purpose built ECE Centre

passionate about high qualitycareand education.

Applications close July 3rd

Email kim@steppingstones.net.nz

foranapplication pack.

Advertising thatworks!

Talk to Jann or Karentoday

about ways youcan reach

potential customers or

advertising with that

special difference-professional servicewith asmile.

Phone: 308 7664

office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz • 199 Burnett St, Ashburton

2288471

2289336

2288915

2279569


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HerdManager

SITUATIONS VACANT

Permanent-Full time position

We arelooking foraHerdManager to join our dairy farmnear Ashburton.

Duties include, but are not limited to, milking 900-950 cows through a50bale

rotary, assisting with daytoday feed allocation,collecting cows andcalves from

paddocks, tagging and identifying the cows and calves, 2daily milk harvests,

daily hygiene and shed tidiness, help feed calves, animal health and stock

husbandry,weedcontrol,attending to travellingeffluent irrigator, tractorwork

record keeping and general maintenance.

Must have extremely strong skill set with emphasis on Animal Health and

Welfare, Stock Management and regular and seasonal herd management

requirements:

•Calves and cows

•Calf rearing and raising young stock either on or off farm, ensuring their

general health and wellbeing.

•Animal health diagnosis,treatmentand record administration,

•Administrationoftreatmentdrugsandmetabolicsolutionsandvaccinations,

•Lamecow prevention and treatment.

Applicantsmust have acurrent New Zealand drivers licenceorequivalent.

Youneed to have 3years of NZ dairyfarmingexperience.

Applicants must be able topass apre-employment drug test and apolice

securitycheck.

Absolutely no drugs,nosmokers,nocriminal convictions.

Accommodation provided: 2bedroom shared, nopets allowed, nosmoking,

no drugs.

Roster is 6/2 andremuneration by negotiation.

If you meet these criteria, please submit your CV, qualifications, atleast one

referenceand acovering letter with information aboutyoureligibilitytoworkin

NZ to continue your application with us to:basoull@gmail.com

2287003

DELIVERYPEOPLE

wanted

to deliver the AshburtonCourier

and Realtyevery Thursdayinthe

Ashburtonurban area.

ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR

Rosebank is seeking an Activities Coordinatorfor a

permanentpart-time position at our

residential carefacility.

Reporting to the Diversional Therapist,your main

responsibilityistoassist with running the daily

activities programme.

Youwill facilitate aprogramme thatwill encourage

residents to maintain their

independence, learn new skills and maintain

connections with their community.

Theshiftstotal 26 hours per week,working from

TuesdaytoSaturday.

Aposition description and application

form areavailable

from the officeat77Walnut Avenue,Ashburton

or on email admin@rosebankhosp.co.nz

Closing date Friday 3rdJuly 2020

Phone Jann on

308 7664 or email

jann.thompson@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2289461

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CONTRACTOR or similar

wanted for interim contract

work, primarily working with

rustic timbers for sorting,

tidying and sales. Person or

company would be selfsufficient,

have forklift

endorsement and relatively

flexible to accommodate

several days’ work when

booked ahead on mutually

agreed days, own work

vehicle required based in

Ashburton Business park.

Please contact Matthew

Kennedy 021305865 or

mkennedy@interlinkltd.

com

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spend your advertising dollar?

Think The Courier.

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

WHAT better place for a

public notice than Ashburton’s

The Courier! Simply

clip the form for a run-on

advert like this or telephone

us on 308 7664 if you

require adisplay advertisement.

• Indoor/outdoor entertaining area with twodecks to the frontand rear and

aprivate spa pool enclosure. Separate lounge and dining areas,Yunca log

burner.Double internal access garaging,with plenty of parking.

• Two fenced paddocks and small sheep yards, large garden shed with an

attached woodshed,plus chicken coop and berry enclosureon1.25 acres.

• Established gardens arewell laid out foreasy care, with an established

orchard.

• Trade Me Listing 2611733786.

TRADE &SERVICES

ALTERATIONS. Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

BUILDER – specialising in

home renovations and

repair work. We also do GARDENING,

decks, fences and retaining,

plastering and painting,

gardening, landscaping

and tree removal. Call

Gavin 021 267 1979.

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478 or

Cawte 027 418 7955.

CARPET cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks, will hang drapes.

Phone 03 307 1936 or 020

4169 0342.

CHIMNEY sweep - For a

professional service call

Dan McKerrow Chimney

Sweep and Repairs on 021

118 7580.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services –

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

specialty. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241.

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

and industrial pest control

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 8147 or 027 432

5447.

FURNITURE removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural, lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE

mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307 1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

GUTTER cleaning. Book in a

clean now and tell me when

you want the job done. You

may have trees around.

Call Allan 027 209 5026.

INTERIOR

PLASTERING

New orexisting,

level 4finish, full skim

plaster or repairs

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2275820

LEGAL work -Phone Peter

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

house sales, purchases

and refinances. Will call at

home evenings for wills,

enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PAINTING wallpapering,

plastering - No job too

small. Interior, exterior.

Professional, prompt, competitive

service. Phone

Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton

on 021 878 794 or

307 7289.

PLUMBER. Repair or

replace. Taps, shower

mixers, hot water cylinders,

basins, tubs, toilets, vanity

units, leaking pipes. Call

Pete Young, experienced

plumber 027 280 0889/307

7582.

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

TV Reception Specialists for

all your digital freeview

installations and repairs,

TV wall mounting, Smart

TV set-up, home theatre

installation. Call John at

Ashburton TV &Audio Ltd

03 308 7332 or 027 277

1062.

FIND money in your bank

account each week if you

become adelivery person.

The Courier 308 7664.

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Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020

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.

Every Home

EveryWeek -that’s

Phone 308 7664

199 Burnett Street

Ashburton

HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

TEKAPOHOLIDAY

THELAKEHOUSE

Stunning Views, sleeps 8,

3bathrooms, wood fire,

heat pumps, off-season

rates,freeWi-Fi. 10 minute

walk to village. Great for

families.

Phone Discover Tekapo

(03)680-6942

RODMANSTAR

New luxury property.

Separate 3bedroom wing

with lounge, kitchen,

2bathrooms &heat

pumps. Plus adjoining

1bedroom unit. Bathroom,

lounge, heat pump,

kitchen. Great views, off

season rates. 10 min walk

to village. Free Wi Fi.

Call Enji (021) 046-9227

25

OPENHOME

Sunday28thJune

1:30-2:30pm

1.25 acres

$815,000

2284895

FOR LEASE

AWESOME office space for

lease, rent or hire. Park-like

setting. Indoor and outdoor

areas. Northwest town

boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241.

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2262540

0800 58 78 22

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401.

STORAGE UNIT and container

for lease. Fire rated

storage unit (7.85 x3.90m)

in secure, alarm monitored

compound, accessible

24/7. Please phone Nicola

at Bradfords 03 308 9039.

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available long or

short term at Ashburton

Storage Facilities. Contact

us on 027 436 2636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.co.nz

PHOTOGRAPHS

FOR SALE

Have you had your photo

taken by our reporters?

OrderaPhoto Today!

¼Page*

$6

*approx 6x4

2279675

A5

$8.50

A4

$16

Ph: 308 7664 -199 Burnett St, Ashburton

2279680


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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall other medicalassistance outsideofnormal

hours please phone your generalpracticeteam, 24/7,

to speak with ahealth professionalwho will giveyou

free healthadviceonwhattodoorwheretogoifyou

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular general practice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...

Saturday27th June is

Sealy Street Medical Practice, Sealy Street

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Sunday28th June is

Tinwald Medical Centre, 33 Archibald Street

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

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.

2287265

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

• Nutrition

• Physical Activity

• Behaviour Change

• Mind -Body

• Reiki

Group Session: Monday 6July, 7pm – $10

• Massage

• Nutritionals

Phone or email for more information

027 611 3032

robyn.mcdonald1958@gmail.com

Feminine Health &Wellness Coach

• Skin and Body Care

• Self Hypnosis

• Weight Management

Phoneortext 027 282 1585

Introduction to

DebraCurtin

Chiropractor

03 308 9516

Annie

2287640

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

REFLEXOLOGY

COURSE

8 th &9 th August

Oamaru

www.southerntherapies.school.nz

2020 Diplomadates–refer website

Tutor:Cathy Searle MRNZ,NZCHP,Cert Ad Ed

(03) 4372366 •027 412 6170•stschool@xtra.co.nz

2280808

2288366

Peter Blacklow

Call in andtalk to the people who know ...

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

Essetiwelders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.

Locally owned &operated family business for 67 years

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

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

EDUCATIONAL

Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses

NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor

Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D

ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested

Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings

CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place

Forfurther information

Phone Christine 027 245 2563

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

QualityEuropean

Vehicle Servicing

•Advanced

Diagnostics

•Experienced

Technicians

•Collection/Delivery

‘Free of Charge’

in Ashburton

Bruce McIlroy Limited

309MethvenHighway, Ashburton7776

Tel: 03 3087282•E:bruce.mcilroy@xtra.co.nz

MTAAPPROVED

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Ashburton

Plains Rotary

Call us for a

FREE

QUOTE

2269305

2282026

DELIVERED

$

6.00

per bale

PEASTRAW

and LINSEED STRAW

Small bales

Phone or txt Ian 027 432 0438;

Alisdair 027 410 6882; Murray 307 0353

2282667

BRIDGE Street Nursery has

moved. Now trading as

Paul’s Garden Nursery at

101 Harrison Street,

Allenton, Ashburton.

Entrance on Clark Street.

Enquiries phone Paul 027

278 1354. Open 7days.

GARDENERS specials.

Sheep manure $5 bag. Pea

Straw $5 bale. Medium

square Linseed Straw $35

bale. Call Alan 027 496

7136 or Ian 027 286 3697

with your order. A Hinds

Lion’s project.

HIRE

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

MEETINGS

Mid Canterbury

Soball

AGM

July 7th, 2020

7pm

Ashburton Club &MSA

Nominaons to President

by June 30th, 2020

8155 for abooking. FRUIT &PRODUCE

ADVERTISING space available

in the next issue of The

Courier Newspaper. Call us

today 308 7664.

2288299

FOR advice on advertising

call The Courier 308 7664.

POTATOES Nadine and

Agria. $2 per kilo. Phone

308 3195 or 027 531 9103.

81 Elizabeth Street.

PUBLIC NOTICE

DIESEL

HEATERS

Looking forheating solutions to

keep that workshop or farm shed

warm?

Please call in andcheck out the

extensiverange we have to meet

your requirements.

Public notice

Pest controlmanagement

The Council will be undertakingpestcontrol

management atthe Ashburton Cemeteryon

the evening/night of Thursday 2July, 2020

- subject to suitable weather conditions.

Residents areadvised to please avoid the

area on this evening.

When: Thursday 2July,2020

Where: Ashburton Cemetery, Seafield Road,

Ashburton and adjoining Council-owned

paddocks on BridgeStreet, Ashburton.

Please note,the work may be rescheduled to

another evening if weather does not permit.

Neil McCann

GroupManager -

ServiceDelivery

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz

2x6-month-old

Tabbycatsready for

homes now.

Barn cats available.

Manythanksfor the food donations.

They arealways greatly appreciated.

Tuesday-Saturday

9:30am -noon

Phone 308 4432 or

027 332 9286

We can supportyou and

your family to make

everyday count.

Allservices arefree.

Kindly sponsored by

HospiceMid Canterbury

180216

2281954

Dealing withalifelimiting illness?

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

www.hospicemc.nz facebook hospicemidcanterbury

2262322

Thur 25th &Fri 26th

10.00 Love Sarah

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11.50 Titanic

12.00 Resistance

2.10 TheWretched

3.10 IStill Believe

4.00 AllatSea

5.15 Burden

5.45 Resistance

7.30 Love Sarah

8.00 TheWretched

Sat27th

10.00 TheIncredibles

10.00 TheBig Trip

11.40 AllatSea

12.10 Sonic

1.20 TheTriptoGreece

2.00 TheBig Trip

3.15 TheWretched

3.40 Love Sarah

5.20 Resistance

5.40 Burden

7.40 Love Sarah

8.00 TheWretched

Sun 28th

10.00 TheIncredibles

10.00 TheBig Trip

11.40 AllatSea

12.10 Sonic

1.20 Love Sarah

2.10 Titanic

3.15 TheWretched

5.10 Burden

6.00 Love Sarah

7.30 Resistance

8.00 TheWretched

Mon29th

10.00 Love Sarah

10.00 TheTriptoGreece

11.50 Titanic

12.00 Resistance

2.10 TheWretched

3.10 IStill Believe

4.00 AllatSea

5.30 Burden

6.00 Resistance

7.45 Love Sarah

8.15 TheWretched

Tues 30th &Wed 1st

11.00 Love Sarah

11.00 AllatSea

12.45 TheTriptoGreece

1.00 Resistance

2.30 TheWretched

3.30 Burden

4.15 AllatSea

5.50 Love Sarah

6.00 Resistance

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8.15 TheWretched

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Ashburton

Club &MSA

EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS

Nominations for the positions of:

President, Vice President, 4

Committee,1Trustee,

arenow open and

will be accepted up to

5pm on 2July 2020.

Nomination formsare

available from the

GeneralManager

StuartGeddes

GeneralManager

2286798

ALLENTON Indoor Bowls

opening night -Wednesday

8th April, 7.30pm @Indoor

Bowls Stadium, McNally

Street. New members welcome.

Phone 308 0275.

FREE sheep grazing. Overgrown

paddock, needs

cleaning up. Smithfield

Road area. Phone 027 543

7632.

HEALTH &BEAUTY

FOCUS Optometry – good

honest eyecare, support

local. Phone 307 8988. 65

Tancred Street, Ashburton.

www.nzfocusoptometry.co.

nz

MENTORING. For emotional

support, guidance, optimism,

good setting, resilience,

professional supervision,

call Pete Young, 307

7582/027 280 0889, email

plyoung@xtra.co.nz, web:

peteyoung.co.nz.


ASHBURTON

Hooded

Dome

Jacket

•Full dome front

closure

•Jacquard drill

bonded to

fleece465gsm

Sherpa

Lined

¼Zip

Fleece

•Warm420gsm,

2layer boned

pullover

Women’s

Retro

Check

Extreme

Jacket

•Waterproofouter

•Micro-fleeceinternal

SALE

$99.99

SAVE

$50

SALE

$59.99

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$30

SALE

$99.99

SAVE

$60

Women’s

Fleece

Check

Shirt

•225gsm fleece

•Contrastcuff

lining

•Dome front

closure

Jacquard

Heavy

Needle

Hoodie

•340gsm heavy knit

•Superior warmth

•Sidepockets

Kids Camo

Micro

Sweatshirts

•Alsoavailable in blue

and gold

SALE

$39.99

SAVE

$10

SALE

$49.99

½

PRICE

SALE

$24.99

SAVE

$10

Kids’

Track

Pants

•Sizes4to 14

Kids

Stripe

Onesies

•225gsm anti

pill fleece

•Sizes 0to2and

3to14

Kids Retro

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Extreme

Jacket

•Sizes3to 14

•Waterproofouter

•Pink/black and

red/black

ONLY

$39.99

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$10

SALE

$39.99

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$10

SALE

$69.99

SAVE

$20

Tussock

Boots

•Quality

leather

stalking

and tramping

boot

•Water

resistant

lining

SALE

$99.99

½

PRICE

Kids’Mud

Stompers

•100% waterproof

neoprene boot

•Anti-sliprubber

outside

$49.99

EVERY DAY

LOW PRICE

PMC.223

Ammo

•223 SP 55 gr

•20rounds

5FOR

$69.99

5FOR

DEAL

Phone 03 308 5117 l 393 West St,Ashburton

2288668


QUALITY

USED VEHICLES

@

AFFORDABLE

PRICES

WARRANTIES AA APPRAISED FINANCE BIGGEST YARD BEST SELECTION TRADE-INS

2007 NISSAN SKYLINE 350GT

18IN ALLOYS,PADDLE

SHIFT, 76,600KMS,

4SPEEDAUTO,

3500CC


2013 NISSANBLUEBIRD

TWIN AIR

BAGS,ABS,

AIR CON,

46,000 KMS

2003 NISSAN MAXIMA

3000 CC,AIR CON, ABS,

REAR SPOILER,CRUISE

CONTROL,101,000KMS,

VERY

TIDY

$11,995

3

$11,995

$3,995

HONDA NISSAN TOYOTA

2006 HONDA INSPIRE AVANZARE, 3000 cc,4door,abs,air con, cruise

control, climate control57,500 kms................................................... $9,995

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

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

2013 HONDACR-V24G, auto5door,ABS, cruise control, alloys,tow bar,

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

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

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

2007 HONDAELYSION PRESTAGESZ, auto, petrol,7seater, 5door,ABS,

foglights,105,000 kms, 3500cc, alloys,cruise control, newstyres,and

loaded........................................................................................................... $11,995

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

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

2007 HONDA CR-V 4WDZX, 2400 cc,ABS, air con, climate control, sun

roof,auto....................................................................................................$11,995

MAZDA

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

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

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

kit, 19,800 kms, 1500cc........................................................................... $10,995

HOLDEN

2004 HOLDEN RODEO DOUBLE CAB, 3500cc, air con, canopy, tow bar,

manual........................................................................................................$10,995

2008 NISSAN MICRA, 5speed,twin air bags,5door,ABS,

96,000kms .......................................................................................................$3,995

2006 NISSAN CUBE15M, 5door,petrol,air con, ABS, CD changer, 42,300

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

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

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

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

2007 NISSAN SKYLINE350 GT,3500 cc,auto, paddle shift, 18in alloys,

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

2013 NISSAN BLUEBIRD, twin air bags,ABS, air con, 46,000 kms...$11,995

2003 NISSAN MAXIMA ST, 3000 cc,air con, ABS, rear spoiler ..............$3,995

SUZUKI

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

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

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

kms....................................................................................................................... SOLD

FORD

2007 FORD FALCON BF2XTFA, 4000 cc,ABS, air con, cruise control,

rear spoiler......................................................................................................... SOLD

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

rear spoiler,ABS, 1500cc, 36,000 kms..............................................$10,995

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

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

2009 TOYOTA ESTIMAHYBRID X4WD, 5door,8seater, ABS, aircon, auto,

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

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

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

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

control, 45,400 kms, 1500cc........................................................................ SOLD

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

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

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

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

2008 TOYOTA WISH XLIMITED, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, auto, climate

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

TRADE-IN SPECIALS

1992 FORDCOURIER UTE, diesel flatdeck................................................. $3,995

2004 FORDFOCUS, 5door,5spped............................................................. $2,995

1996 NISSANSUNNY, 5speed........................................................................ $3,995

2009 MAZDADEMIO SPORT

1500 CC,ABS,AIR CON,

CLIMATECONTROL,

REAR SPOILER,

70,500 KMS

2004 HONDACRV

2400CC,2WD SUV,

AUTO,CENTRAL

LOCKING,

78,000KMS

2004 HOLDEN RODEO DOUBLE CAB

3500CC,AIR CON, TOW

BAR, HIGHLINE CANOPY,

2WDMANUAL,

5SPEED

PETROL

2004 HONDACRV, 2400CC,2WD SUV,

AUTO,CENTRALLOCKING, 78,000KMS

$10,995

$9,995

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