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Greek resort opens
doors for tennis pro
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
since he was 14. His
love of the sport, no doubt
gleaned fromhis parents,
tennis stalwarts Tonyand
Jane, has already seenhim
periods in the United
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
and could be astepping
for future summer
It’s an exciting
Connor’s earlier plansto
travel to the resort for the
summer season were
will reopen its
tourists from July
from June 19.
means he will
But he is
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Connor Brosnahan left
this week for atennis
coaching role in Greece.
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shot on 14th hole
Six months ago, PeterWalker was
broodingabout asummerwith no golf.
He had dislocated hisleft shoulder
andbroke an arm in afall during a
Still on steroids andseeing the
physio, he hitaholeinone at the
Ashburton Golf Club’s Brandon course
The Ashburtonman was still smiling
this week at the turnaround in his
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
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
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
The 65yearold started playing golf
as aschoolboy,whenhelived in
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Greek resort opens doors for tennis pro
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
Hamilton. Nooneinhis family
played,but aneighbour across the
roadencouraged him andgave him
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
Peter retiredthree years ago and
now plays three times aweek. It was
devastating last September when he
breaking hisarm in three places.
He was out of golf for three months,
including Christmasand NewYear.
Then Covid19 putpaidtogolf for
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
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
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
It will operate from the same
location as the iSite, the Mt Hutt
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
‘‘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
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
Connorwill live, eatand workon
site at the resort until September
beforeembarking on his next
adventure, the return leg home.
Young livesmatter too
Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020
Longbeach School sent three
speed limit outside their school
this week and theydidn’t mince
You’ll have blood on your
hands if youleavethe speed
limit at 100km/h,the three told
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
The students told councillors
to be early adopters and reduce
the speed limit outside their
Principal Neil Simons said it
wasn’t just Longbeach, all
schools in the district needed
drivers to slow down when they
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
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
that willbethe subject of a
report to full council and
adopted around the end of
Young lives matter was the
message sentloud and clear by
Around 140 studentsattend
Longbeach and their board of
trustees alsobacked the girls’
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
Several other schools made
submissions for reduced speed
outside their schools.
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
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
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
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basketballers have been
back on the courtsthis
week, their regular
altered by Covid19.
senior teams were in action
in their WhelanTrophy
contests on Tuesday, the
girls’ game against Papanui
deferred and the boys
losing to Burnside 6691 in
Senior boys’ coach Brian
Kerrhad just named his
squad when thecountry
went into lockdownon
March 26. He says they are
fizzing to be back.
tournaments that are a
highlight of thecalendar
have been cannedsothe
contest is now their main
Kerr said he had acoreof
six playersreturning from
last year and they began
training twice aweekas
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
Hesaidthe side had good
speedand good height,
withthe confidence to use
That was tested on
Sunday with atraining run
against aside from Waitaki
Boys High School. Ashcoll
Kerr said the aim was to
winwould have been nice.
“Wewanted to run our
patterns anddefence and
mix it up abit andgive
minutes.They have been
fizzing at practice.
‘‘There’salot of energy
Senior players Kambell
Stills and Thomas
Pattersonwill lead the
side, which also includes a
number of Year 11sabout
to experience the calibreof
Basketball overthe past
Other players in the
Jacob Swan, LiamSullivan,
Kalen Tait, Riley Sa,
Hobbs, Jamie Reid,Jacob
Several of theyounger
players also travel to
with coach Roasty Douglas
to play in an under 17
The boys’ Thompson
Trophy division one is split
into two pools of six,
September 23.The senior
girls areone of eightteams
contesting the Whelan
Trophy,with agrand final
also on September 23.
Canterbury’s senior men’s
competitionisdue to start
on July 1, with games at the
OxfordStreet stadium on
The five teamsentered
Wildlife and Ashburton
MenzShed crackonwith projects
AshburtonMenzShed members are
gettingbackuptospeed on avariety
of wood and metal working projects
after the forced lockdown.
community projectsare all on the go
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
smaller jobs like the repair and
Ashburton Menz Shed member
Dalvyn Burrowes (left) and president
PHOTO: MICK JENSEN
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
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
‘‘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
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
go are listed on agiantwhite board
and the list is building again.
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AMI branches set to
shut under proposal
insurer, IAG, has announced it
willreview aspects of its direct
distribution modeland is
proposing to close its 53 AMI
stores, including theAshburton
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.
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
growing customer expectations
for digital services.
‘‘Covid19 has acceleratedmany
trends within the insurance
The AMI Ashburton office on
industry andinthe broader
‘‘For several years, we have
seenadecline in visits to our
retail stores as customers
usoverthe phone, via email and
throughour online platforms and
digitally, and we arefocusedon
delivering that forthem.
‘‘We know our storeshave been
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for many years, so the proposal to
close them has notbeen taken
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snowboarders up the Mt Hutt
Built by BT Coach Builders, ski
busM14 was commissioned by
skifield owner NZSki and
delivered last year.
It wasbeing usedfurther south,
butlately has been bringing
NZSki stafffrom Queenstownto
help out at Mt Hutt.
While here,the bus has also
fromthe Scott Saddlecarparkto
themain mountain carpark.
It is the fifth Man ski busand
theeighth built by BT Coach
Builders for the client over the
bus, like previousbuses, has been
Thecoach builder tries to use
local or regionalsuppliers forit
and only sources seats andair
The bespoke bus running skiers
and snowboarders up the Mt Hutt
skifield road. PHOTO: SAMANTHA HANSON
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unimog for NZSki.
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Thomson, who worked forformer
for 29 years before starting his
ownerbusiness in 2015.
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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
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
“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
Wilkins Road resident Frank
Pinion also madeaplea for
motorists and truckdrivers to
go slower on his street.He
suggested speedbumps to keep
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
has used its collective
knowledgetowin aplace in the
national Kids Lit Quiz final.
Griffiths, Milli Pottinger, Henry
Prouting andTheo Vannini
entered the South Canterbury
heat at Waihi Preparatory
School, in Winchester, before
It was the third time the
schoolhas enteredateam in
the annual literature quiz, for
pupils aged 10 to 13 years old.
ago, thepupils were still
which was helped by thinking it
was “just for fun”, Michael said.
topicssuch as doors, donkeys,
question referenced someform
of written works.
Thequestions ranged from
fillinthegap sentences, and
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
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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Donga danger fenced,
riders eye new track
Council will spend about
$15,000 fencing offa
dangerousdonga at Ashton
Beach and progress plansfor
anew motorcycle track
Another $50,000 might be
needed to pay forspecial
and salvage of native lizards
in the proposed track area.
needed to comply with the
WildlifeAct, so council was
legally bound.The extra
$50,000 was aworst case
scenario if council was not
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
track, but it has vulnerable
plants and skink that needto
About $20,000 could be
needed for alizard permit
$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
accompany the application.
The southern grass skink
found there are classified as
at risk or declining.
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Ashton Beach could become anew biodiversity and
tussockand the shrub
the latter threatened or
Club has said it will be a
project. The area is well used
by motorcyclists of all
abilities and ages.
Anew round of
council, Ashton Beach and
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
Cr Stuart Wilson was less
impressed, especially at the
possible cost of managing
and relocating theskink.
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Weare all about the big
and the little things that go
on in our patch.
Things that affect people,
or their home, theirwallet or
their neighbourhood; events
like fundraisers, shows,
The lizards were common
over the top, he said.
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
Cr AngusMcKay said
simply fencing the donga was
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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ECan rates up 4%
Environment Canterbury formally adopted its
202021 Annual Plan and will increase its total
rates revenue by 4per cent.
Individual ratepayers pay different rates
depending on the size and location of their
property and urban Ashburton ratepayers will
see asmall reduction in their rates. The rates
increase is equivalent to about $6 per year for
an urban Christchurch property valued at
$580,000 and $22 per year for an urban
Rangiora property of $400,000k. Ecan had
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New Allenton fish restaurant
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
The fish catch was seasonal and
preparedand right cookedright.
Fishwas ‘‘thetop ingredientinand
the top ingredient out’’, he said.
Mr McDonald has fishinginhis
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
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
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
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
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
software update, or in somecases,
require aphone upgrade to anewer
❛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
‘‘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
Ms Meyer is verypleased to have a
cell tower working inthe areaatlast.
In the past shehas used satellite
thatwas abit ‘‘hit andmiss’’.
‘‘I useSpark as IuseaPlug in andgo
modem whichIcan plugthis in and I
am connectedtoall internetbyWiFi
‘‘I have beenannoying Sparkfor
sometime for acell tower so we can at
leasthave cellphone coverage,’’ she
Thetower wasdelivered by the
Rural Connectivity Group (RCG)
which is ajointventure between
Spark, Vodafone and2degrees.
Holocaust show moves on
Ashburton Museumhas been
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
encouragement to stand up to
The buttons were displayed in
tieredcabinetsand the exhibition
also featured anumber of child
profiles and facts on the
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
It will be set up at Turanga,the
main public library in
Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020
Young driver Aaron Reid (left) prepares to go out for arun in the car
with driver mentor Matt Steven.
It’sall systems go forAshburton’s
Community Driver Mentor
Programme (CDMP) with drivers
out andabout withmentors to
gain valuable onroad
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
22 clientshad signed onalready
with three more linedup.
three more in training.
The programme hadstarted
justbefore lockdown and was
nowinits thirdweekproper, Mrs
Drivers and mentorshad
attended separate workshopsto
learnabout the programme,
upskillonroadrulesand for the
Cohorts of 20 learners would be
takenthroughthe programme at
There were variousstages
involvedand each stagewas
‘‘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
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
theprogramme, contact Heather
Daly on 021 927 370 orbyemail at
plates and mud
When carrying bikes on the back,
your number plate is often wholly
or at least partially obscured.
Iwas lucky enough years ago to
be warned at Stoke, coming back
from the Nelson January camping
pilgrimage, and agreed with the
very pleasant traffic officer that I
would spread the word about
fines for number plates covered
The answer is asupplementary
plate, for around $30, strapped on
to abike or the bike rack and in
Ialso wonder about the large
4WDs with oversize tyres and the
80 per cent plus mud cover as a
possible badge of honour. Ihave
seen several of these locally over
the years, but not one with a
visible number plate.
Iguess bikes or mud, make you
apossible contender for the $100
Imanaged to find the site and
buy aplate, so Iguess anyone can!
Bytheby you don't own the
supplementary plates, your car
does. So, when selling avehicle,
the supplementary plates goes
with it. However, If you have a
Avehicle showing good use of a
personalised plate, then
swapping it to the new vehicle
allows you to keep your SP. Don't
risk it, invest!
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10 Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020
DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS
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
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
Acelebration of Jeanette’s
life will beheld atalater
date when her family can
GRIGG, Mary Eugenie:
On 17 June 2020. Passed
away peacefully atRadius
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
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
03 307 7433
Birth notices listed
by parents will
continue to be free
in the Family Notices
by afuneral director
will be listed without
be asmall charge of
same death, up to a
maximum of 35 words
and on aper-line basis
apply to other
in memoriam notices
Supporting the community
96 Tancred Street,Ashburton. Phone 307 8317
BlackwoodReid, on June
17, 2020 at Rosebank
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
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
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
June,.”The life that Ihaveis
all that Ihave
Thelove that Ihaveofthe
life that Ihave
Is yoursand yours and
Asleep Ishall have,arest I
Yetdeath will be but a
In the longgreen grass
Will be yoursand yours and
Aprivate funeral for Ben
03 307 7433
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.
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.
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.
LOW, Melva Elizabeth,
A Memorial service will
be held to celebrate
Goff Club, Hobbs Road,
commencing at 2.00pm.
03 307 7433
No one knows how much
we miss you,
No one knows the bitter
pain we have suffered
Life has never been the
In our hearts your memory
Sweet tender, fond and
There isnot aday, that we
do not think of you.
~Forever loved by your
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
Adigger demolishes the former Cameron Courts resthome.
Work will begin next weekona
cluster of new homes to be built
on theformer site of Cameron
Adigger has been clearing the
land on thecornerofPhilip and
Grigg Streets andconstruction
will begin on Monday of seven
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
The new homes,about 190
square metres, weresellingfor
between$585,000 and $625,000.
Aperfect venue for
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They are being marketed as
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020
Children’s art highlights environment
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
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
Ms Barnesdale chattedtothe
children about their creations,
household rubbish and turtles
or jellyfish getting sick after
eating rubbish found in the
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
Where: Awa Awa Rata Reserve
How to getthere: 12.5km from
Methven township,atthe end
of McLennans BushRoad
Skill level: Reasonable
standard of fitness
Time: 5to5 1 ⁄2hours
weather ... usually the nor’ west
wind, whichcan be very strong
in this area,especially on the
‘‘Finally, last week, we made
it to our destination after
negotiatingour way through ice
and snow which had fallenafew
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.
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.’’
12 Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020
Shows, concerts get green light
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
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
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
confirmed in recent days, which
was great to see.
They included avariety of
openhat nights, acomedy
Parody, hypnotistBrian Gee,
The Fleetwood Mac
Experience, the postponed Tina
Turner cover showSimply The
Bestand the Abba show in
MrFarr said he was very
excited by theallstar, New
Zealand collaboration The
Show'sMust Go,abest of
The twohour touring show
would be ‘‘massive’’ and
Opera, Chicago, The Sound of
Music, MammaMia, The Lion
King, Wicked andThe Greatest
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
Jock’s travel tales shared with readers
book is selling
and takes the
reader on aroad trip from the
family farm at Ruapuna to the
It is called Jock Goes on
Holiday and follows on from the
author’s first book, Where is
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
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
Aroad trip taken by Christine Taylor’s dog Jock, pictured at the
Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, is the subject of her
‘‘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
‘‘They enjoyto hearyour
voice,appreciate yourtime and
they love the simplicity of the
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
purposely simple and the words
are basicand easy for children
to read and understand, she
Alittle cartoon character
figureofJock featured on every
page,which was areal novelty
for young people to search and
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
Canterbury and the Mackenzie
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.
Police are stillseekingthe driverof
avehicle who failed to stopfollowing
intersection of Walker Street and
RiverTerrace in Ashburton last
While two vehicles remainedat
the scene, adark colouredSUVstyle
If you were the driver, or you have
any information aboutthe collision,
please call the Police on 105 and
quote event numberP042620072.
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
Policepursued thevehicle for a
short time before abandoningthe
chase due to the nature of driving.
aroundthe collision. The serious
crashunit has examined the scene
and otherinformation is being
collected, including witness
The MidCanterbury Vintage
Machinery Clubwill hosta
qualifyingplough match at the Begg
family farm on Buttericks Roadthis
Saturday from 10.30am (signposted
Organisers areexpecting some
top names and agood turn-out of
ploughmen vying to qualify forthe
champion Bob Mehrtens.
match on Sunday.
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Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020
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
News of people being allowed
to leave quarantine without a
covid test and other breaches of
managed isolation rules have
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
leave to visit adying parent.
They drove fromAuckland to
Wellington, but stopped and
hadclose contact withan
PM Jacinda Ardern has since
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,
‘‘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
He said the people of Mid
Canterbury had made many
social sacrifices during the
fight against Covid19 and
others hadlost their jobs and
‘‘Some have lost their
livelihoods. There has been
sacrifice and all for the greater
Like others, he believed
Covid19 had been beaten in
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
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
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
MumJane ArgyleReed, whowas
droppingoff 9yearoldHarriet (nearly off
to guides), said the challenges were great
Harriethad cooked on the barbecue,
foundphotographs of her relatives
(including her grandmotherinabrownie
uniform) and enjoyed the challenges to be
‘‘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
New ways of working tried in
lockdown maybe incorporated
into future council meetings,
with agovernance review
planned for late September.
Visitor restrictions at
Ashburton Hospital and
maternity have been relaxed.
Board chief medical officer Dr
Sue Nightingale said facilities
had begun to ease restrictions
stop the spread of Covid19.
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daily.Women staying at
Ashburton maternity can have
partners visit from8am to
10pm, with other visiting from
11amto10pm and3pm to 8pm.
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Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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
However–all whohavepaidwill receivetheircopy
–this isscheduled forthe first half of Term Three.
Families will be advisedaccordingly re collection or
Further orders canstillbetaken -$25 percopy
To order:Please contactthe CollegeOffice -308 4193,
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
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
Quality Pride Respect
and communitymembers are
warmly invited to attend our OpenEvening.
Aparticular welcome,and encouragementtoattend,
is extended to studentswho will be in Year 9in2021,
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,
– Choose at least three from Technology: Agriculture,
Designand Visual Communication, Digital Information
Technology,Fabric Technology,Food and Nutrition,
• 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.
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
27 Rugby–UCChampionship Round 2, MidCanterburyCombined v
Waimea College, Methven
30 AGS3, Year 12 AcademyGroup 1, Farmbike Day,
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,
03 Last dayofTerm 2
04 Rugby–UC Championship Round 3,
MidCanterburyCombined vChrists College (Christchurch)
04-19 Studentterm break.
20 StartofTerm 3
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
(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.
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
• 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.
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!
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
Jonty Small with
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020
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.
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
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.
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
(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
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 Three - Monday20July
Term Four - Monday12October -Thursday05November (Year 13)
(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.
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
She would most certainly encourage other
people to volunteer and believes there is a
volunteering opportunity available for most
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.
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
email@example.com or pick up acopyat
Four Square in Rakaia.
16 Ashburton Courier, June 25, 2020
Seniors return to 206 Club sessions
Betty Weastell wereamong the
smilingfaces at 206 Club this
weekasthe seniors’ social
group returned to normal
Awelcome back banner and
balloons on the wallswere
icingonthe cakefor 15
members,and ateam of
volunteers,onday one of the
The group, mostlymade upof
socialised over games, took
partinactivitiesand enjoyed a
Both Dot and Betty,96and 95
respectively, werepleased to
be back with others; Betty had
her 95th birthday during
The ladies have been
regulars at206 Club for the
pastfew years, joiningunder
former directorofday services
MaryHarrison.The role was
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
date with herown lockdown
activities.She tended her
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.
contacther at Age Concern
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
Volunteers help out in the
kitchen, serving morningtea or
lunches and help with
activities or games like the
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
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
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
Bar staffraised thousands of
dollars forProstate Cancer
Foundation’s Blue September.
furniture EST 1992
Mr Singh has also donated
Kate Sheppardcamellia plants
to the Plains complex andsome
of thedistrict’s schoolsto
honour the pioneer women of
the Ashburton Districtfor
He is also aproud sponsor of
the VolunteeringMid and
South Canterburyand Hotel
Ashburton Volunteerof the
VolunteeringMid and South
Dellwyn Moylan said it had
especially as it was a
community business working
for the recognition, but the
monthly award is nice way to
thank them andtalk about their
running until June 27,
working together andMiss
Moylan said the partnership
with the hotel was aperfect
example of abusiness (still
dealing withfinancial suffering
becauseofCovid19) and anotforprofit
school ball now
Volunteering Mid and South Canterbury coordinator Dellwyn
Moylan and Hotel Ashburton owner Johny Singh work together to
help their community.
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Spartans put call out for supporters
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
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
urged to come at least10
can see both teams’ pregame
Thegame will beplayed on
Watters Cup under way
the number onefield at the
The Spartans travelled to
Nelsonlast weekend forthe
the services of captain Michael
Hennings, out for several weeks
with akneeinjury. The
experience of playing rugby
titansNelson Collegewill not
be forgotten the visitors
‘‘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
‘‘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
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
‘‘Headsstayed up afterthe
game and they areall
Players and coaching staff
are hoping to see several
hundred supporters at Methven
on Saturday in timefor game
kickoff at 12 noon.
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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.
Food drive on club day
Celticrugbyplayers will turn
their clubday on July 4into afood
drive for Ronald McDonald
The house supports child
patients and theirfamilies
needing ahomeaway fromhome
while receiving medical
Graysaid clubday was always a
big occasion withasmanyCeltic
teams as possible drawn to play at
their homegrounds on Keenans
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
‘‘Lots of Mid Canterbury
families have beensupportedby
Ronald McDonald House over the
She said players should bring
items likecanned food, toiletries
or cereal; anythingthat helped
Celtic is the district’s biggest
cluband Darion said members
wereenjoyingbeing able to
social, train and play after the
yearthe JAB section has around
200 players on itsbooks.
‘‘We had musternight recently
andthe clubwas heaving. People
want to be involved and be
Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers results from June 20, Fords Road,
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
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
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
Astroll on the Rakaia
Wednesday June10, and on
Sunday June21there wasan
additionalwalk on theWaikari
Diversion Race inlet.
Thenext stroll on Sunday
July 5istoGodley Head from
WednesdayJuly8there is a
walk aroundAshburton, taking
in someofthe lesser known
Thefirst strollinAugust is to
Centennial Parkand Otipua
CreekinTimaru, and in the
middle of the month thereisa
TuesdayAugust 4, when
abouther overseas travels.
Strolls areheldonthe first
of themonth,usually departing
about the cluband activities,
please telephoneJenny on 308
We have resumedour monthly
meetings at the Sinclair Centre
and it is great to be back.
winners for2020 have been
$1000 goes to KalabSmall,
secondyearinto studyingfor a
Bachelor of Scienceand a
Bachelor of Commerce at
$1000 to BenjaminWakelin,
secondyear into studyingfor a
Bachelor of PerformingArts
year into studying for a
Bachelor of Lawand Commerce
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
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June 11, 12, 15 &16
July 9, 10, 13 &14
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
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
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Mid Canterbury Hockey Association draw for
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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/
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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
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
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1st Grade Men 4pm Tinwald Orange vWakanui
(Hampstead Wakanui/Hampstead Lowcliffe)
5.25pm Tinwald Black v Allenton (Tinwald
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vHampstead Lowcliffe (Tinwald Black/Allenton)
Monday 29 June: 2nd Grade Boys TIM AE 5pm
TBHS Ravens vWakanui (Umpires supplied) TIM
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TIM TA 6pm TBHS Falcons vAllenton (Umpires
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Tuesday 30 June: Kwik Sticks (Yrs 7&8)4pm
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pm Wakanui Blue Collegians v Methven (M
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second at nationals
Longbeach School pupils
and Milli Pottingertook out
second place in the 2020
AgriKids Grand Final last
The trio, aged from Year 5
to Year 7, entered the
competition, run online,
under the name AgriSeeds
and were happy withtheir
better next year.
Millisays their agritask
competition was ‘‘pretty
chaotic’’ but it made alasting
impression with its macaroni
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
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
Driscole, Sophia Pinkney
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
In MidCanterbury we have
rest of NewZealandduring
this growing seasonwith
devastatingdrought in the
North Island andthe top of
the South Island, and the
direct opposite with floods
It has meant we havebeen
able to supply locally grown
stockfeed to other farmers
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
irrigated arable anddairy
As part of the journey, we
haveseen Ashburton grow
andprosper as aruraltown,
thatinmyview offers agreat
deal, both sociallyand
economically to our
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
started coming into place in
Coppersmith said hosting the
event onlinefor the firsttime
createdsome new challenges.
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
“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
opportunities and lifestyle
of thatprosperity has its
In anattempt to control or
limit the spreadofCovid19,
we have trashed our
many are still blissfully
unaware, and willcontinue
to be until wage subsidy
moneyruns out andthe
whacksusall on the nose.
Even with somevery
when the borderwillopen to
tourists, whichgiven the
challenges seen this weekof
even trying to repatriate
Kiwis home fromoffshore,
both events happenand run
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
abouttractorsand created a
3D viable farm forthe
Thetopfive teams then
wentintothe faceoff –a
famous Young Farmer of the
Year styled quiz, streamed
online acrossFacebook and
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
requirements of the
Canterbury Land andWater
What we do not need to do
is dig potholes in the path
unachievable targets or
pollution in pinetrees on
food production land,
enablingsociety to continue
driving and flyingabout, isn’t
to digitselfout of the deep
dark holeinwhich we
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Dairyshed yard work including topand backing gates
Rotaryboom irrigatorrepairs and service, including
Mainline installation and repairs
Anyother general engineering/fabrication requirements
Bale feeder –calf feeders Standardorcustom-made
Spreading the word
about seeds and cereals
Hurst is the new
tenacity and leadership to the
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
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
‘‘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
HighSchool wonthe FMG
People’sChoiceAward for their
specialvideo in the 2020 FMG
JuniorYoung Farmerofthe Year.
They took home a$250 Prezzy
Cardfor themselves, andtheir
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
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
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
Guy Von Dadelszen and Tristin
PeetiWebber from Napier Boys’
HighSchool came in second,
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,”
After aweekofchallenges the
pair enteredthe final morning in
fifth place andMac says they
tried their hardest throughout
“It’s really rewarding tobeable
to compare your skills to others.’’
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Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network is a
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and is afree service for anyone who is new toMid
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country. Ourroleistoofferamultitudeoffun social
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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
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who oversees the Hakatere Multicultural Council
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Calf Rearing Position
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•Experiencenot required as training
will be given
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•Current working visa required
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attached woodshed,plus chicken coop and berry enclosureon1.25 acres.
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decks, fences and retaining,
plastering and painting,
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Gavin 021 267 1979.
BUILDING and property
solutions. For your complete
alteration or renovation.
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the whole process. Home
and small commercial.
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4798, 027 207 1478 or
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CARPET cleaning. Powerful
equipment and fast drying.
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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
CHIMNEY sweep - For a
professional service call
Dan McKerrow Chimney
Sweep and Repairs on 021
CONCRETE pavers direct to
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sizes, textures and colours
- Paveco, 13 Robinson
Street, Industrial Estate.
CONCRETE Services –
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mowing edging. Decorative
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years servicing Canterbury.
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or small. Phone Paul 021
DENTURES; Dr Peter
Rumping repairs existing
dentures and also provides
new dentures. Phone 027
ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,
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
FURNITURE removals. For
all your household removal
needs - urban, rural, lifestyle,
office relocations -
call Nudges Furniture
Removals, phone 027 224
PROPERTIES FOR SALE
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.
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.
level 4finish, full skim
plaster or repairs
The Finishing Company
03 307 8870 2275820
LEGAL work -Phone Peter
Ragg (Ashburton Law) for
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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
Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or
027 200 1619.
plastering - No job too
small. Interior, exterior.
Professional, prompt, competitive
Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton
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mixers, hot water cylinders,
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units, leaking pipes. Call
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plumber 027 280 0889/307
TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV
block, glare, heat control,
safety, security, privacy,
frosting films, solar protective
window films. Free
quotes, 20 years local service.
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now, Bill Breukelaar, www.
TV Reception Specialists for
all your digital freeview
installations and repairs,
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installation. Call John at
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03 308 7332 or 027 277
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WINDSCREENS and house
glass. Qualified flat glass
glazier now in-house. Anything
glass, give us acall.
Your place or ours. Wilson
Windscreens, 152 Wills
Street, Ashburton. Phone
03 308 8485.
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199 Burnett Street
Stunning Views, sleeps 8,
3bathrooms, wood fire,
heat pumps, off-season
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New luxury property.
Separate 3bedroom wing
with lounge, kitchen,
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
AWESOME office space for
lease, rent or hire. Park-like
setting. Indoor and outdoor
areas. Northwest town
boundary. Must view.
Phone 0274 754 241.
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double glazed forwarmth.
Large 4.2m x2.4m
Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.
Visit our displaycabin
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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
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at Bradfords 03 308 9039.
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units available long or
short term at Ashburton
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URGENT CARE CLINIC
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
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
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.
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
CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755
• Physical Activity
• Behaviour Change
• Mind -Body
Group Session: Monday 6July, 7pm – $10
Phone or email for more information
027 611 3032
Feminine Health &Wellness Coach
• Skin and Body Care
• Self Hypnosis
• Weight Management
Phoneortext 027 282 1585
03 308 9516
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Full rangeofengineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs
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Essetiwelders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.
Locally owned &operated family business for 67 years
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Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses
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Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D
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CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place
Phone Christine 027 245 2563
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Phone or txt Ian 027 432 0438;
Alisdair 027 410 6882; Murray 307 0353
BRIDGE Street Nursery has
moved. Now trading as
Paul’s Garden Nursery at
101 Harrison Street,
Entrance on Clark Street.
Enquiries phone Paul 027
278 1354. Open 7days.
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
SCISSORLIFTS for hire.
4WD and slab lifts available
for daily or weekly hire.
Pickup or delivery. Phone
North End Engineering 308
July 7th, 2020
Ashburton Club &MSA
Nominaons to President
by June 30th, 2020
8155 for abooking. FRUIT &PRODUCE
ADVERTISING space available
in the next issue of The
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today 308 7664.
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call The Courier 308 7664.
POTATOES Nadine and
Agria. $2 per kilo. Phone
308 3195 or 027 531 9103.
81 Elizabeth Street.
Looking forheating solutions to
keep that workshop or farm shed
Please call in andcheck out the
extensiverange we have to meet
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.
Barn cats available.
Manythanksfor the food donations.
They arealways greatly appreciated.
Phone 308 4432 or
027 332 9286
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your family to make
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Thur 25th &Fri 26th
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President, Vice President, 4
arenow open and
will be accepted up to
5pm on 2July 2020.
available from the
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
cleaning up. Smithfield
Road area. Phone 027 543
FOCUS Optometry – good
honest eyecare, support
local. Phone 307 8988. 65
Tancred Street, Ashburton.
MENTORING. For emotional
support, guidance, optimism,
good setting, resilience,
call Pete Young, 307
7582/027 280 0889, email
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•340gsm heavy knit
•Alsoavailable in blue
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control, climate control57,500 kms................................................... $9,995
2006 HONDAINSPIRE,alloys,cruise control, reverse camera, 2wheel
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2013 HONDACR-V24G, auto5door,ABS, cruise control, alloys,tow bar,
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2004 HONDACR-VZX, auto, petrol,5door,SUV,ABS, rear spoiler, 78,100
2007 HONDAELYSION PRESTAGESZ, auto, petrol,7seater, 5door,ABS,
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2009 MAZDADEMIO SPORT, 1500cc, ABS, air con, climate control, rear
2008 MAZDADEMIO SPORT, 5door,ABS, climate control, air con, body
kit, 19,800 kms, 1500cc........................................................................... $10,995
2004 HOLDEN RODEO DOUBLE CAB, 3500cc, air con, canopy, tow bar,
2008 NISSAN MICRA, 5speed,twin air bags,5door,ABS,
2006 NISSAN CUBE15M, 5door,petrol,air con, ABS, CD changer, 42,300
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,
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
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
2007 FORD FALCON BF2XTFA, 4000 cc,ABS, air con, cruise control,
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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
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,
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
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,
2004 HOLDEN RODEO DOUBLE CAB
3500CC,AIR CON, TOW
BAR, HIGHLINE CANOPY,
2004 HONDACRV, 2400CC,2WD SUV,
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-about our range of rental vehicles
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0274 367 646
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We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivansavailable.
Cars and 3trucks forsmall orbig loads also available.