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needs helpers

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Flights offered

in bombers

Ashburton Aviation Pioneers flying instructor Ron McFarlane is seeking students to fly in the ALPI Pioneer 200 ultralight aircraft.

Flying ace’slicenceto thrill

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TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Flyingace RonMcFarlane is keen to teach

the nextgeneration athing or twoabout

flying, as ahobby or thebeginning of a

flying career.

Ron is the Ashburton Aviation Pioneers’

flying instructorand seeking students

wanting to learn to fly, or those lookingto

return to flying.

He has been flying for thepast 16 years

and an instructor for the past two years,

basedout of Ashburton Airport.

Aplumber by trade, now retired, Ron

moved to Mid Canterburyfrom

Invercargill in 1973. He always had an

interest in flying but with work, thenthe

arrival of children, flying took aback seat

until thekids lefthome.

In 2004 he took up the opportunity to

learnwith members of the Ashburton

Aviation Pioneers,which has 30 members.

“I learnedtofly with these guys. Iwas

the firstabinito,”hesaid, going from a

novice learner to gaininghis full pilot’s

licence.

The group, based at the Ashburton

Airport, was initiallyformed to allow

older pilots achance to enjoy lower cost

flying withfewer medical restrictions.

Founding membersinvested in two

microlight aircraft andtook on students to

keepthose aircraft flying; they paid for

their upkeep and runningcosts.

Continued Page 2

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Local covid testing centre closes

Ashburton’s covid testing centrewill

be closedfromtomorrow,onthe back

of low numbers referred for testing.

Thecommunity­based assessment

centre wassent up on March 23 and in

its first month tested around 400

people.

ButDrSarah Clarke said testing

referralrates had been in low single

digits recently andthe last dayof

operation would be July 17.

TheMinistry of Health is

continuing to testpeople withcold or

flu­like symptomsaspart of its

ongoing community testing and

surveillancefor the virus.

Dr Clarkesaid anyonewith any

symptom of covid should stillcontact

their GP or Healthlinetodiscuss

whether or notthey should be tested.

Symptoms include cough, shortness of

breath, sore throat, head cold, lossof

sense of smell plus or minus fever.

TheAshburtoncommunity­based

assessment centrewas amongseveral

setuparound Canterbury;DrClarke

and her team of cliniciansalso ran

severalmobile testing centres as the

district’s population wastested for

community transmission.

More than 430,000 covidtestshave

been conducted nationally.

Director­General of Health Dr

Ashley Bloomfield saidtesting people

with cold or flu­likesymptomswas

partofthe ministry’scommunity

testing and surveillance.

People returningtoNew Zealand

would also continue to be tested,

alongwith thoseworking in managed

isolation facilities,atthe borderand

air crews.

Thosewere the three key groups

beingtested, he said.

The director­generalalso urged

people to download and use the NZ

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New eatery for Tinwald complex

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Smart, new Tinwald

restaurant Alluvialhas

openedits doorsfor

business.

Owner GregKing saysthe

restaurant name aligns well

with thefertile Canterbury

Plains.

His newoffering was

about ‘‘good food, good

serviceand arelaxed

atmosphere’’.

The menu would be

seasonal and featureNew

Zealand sourced

ingredients.

Mr King said everyone

was invited to enjoy the

dining experience and a

children’s menu was also

offered.

Patrons were also invited

to drop in for adrink at the

bar andcould enjoy entrees

Greg King with restaurant manager Susan Urquhart.

with it.

The winter menu

features staples like blue

cod,dry aged ribeye,lamb

andvegetable options,

while summer options will

be lighterand in keeping

with theseason.

Mr Kingsaidthe colours

chosen forhis restaurant

were warm andinviting.

There was seating for 65

in three distinct zonesand

summerdining for 20

outside.

Mr King, who alsoowns

the Tinwald Tavern,

Tinwald motels and

bottlestore, said Alluvial

offered adifferent meal to

the tavern.

‘‘The previous Stables

restaurant had asimilar

menu to thetavern, but

whatwehavenow is abit of

astep up.’’

He and complex landlord

AshburtonTrust have

invested heavily in external

and internal upgrades in

recent months.

He had re­purposed

much of theformer Stables

restaurant area into a

conferenceand function

centre that would be ready

by the end of the month.

The self­contained area

made better useofthe

space andcatered for up to

120 people. Forty staff are

employed across his

businesses, including 10

now at Alluvial.

Alluvialisopenfrom

Tuesday to Sunday from

5pm.

Pioneer aviators keen to passon skills

From Page 1

“It was so popular more than 20

students have learned to fly from start

to advanced certificate,” Ron said.

“And most have now become owners

of their own aircraft.”

The group’s youngest student,

Lachlan Kingan, was 11 when he

started learning to fly and since then

has advanced to his full pilot’s

licence.

However, pilots need to be 16 to fly

solo, Ron said.

They now run just one Alpi Pioneer

200 ultralight aircraft, and offer

lower­cost flying at $120 per hour for

those who have adesire to fly.

Gaining aprivate pilot licence takes

50 hours flying instruction, he said.

It’s atotal cost of around $6000.

They also have trial flights –ata

lower rate –for anyone interested to

Left: Ashburton Aviation Pioneers

flying instructor Ron McFarlane with

keen aviator Paige Williams. Photo

Paige Williams

see if learning to fly was for them.

The two­seater aircraft has an 85

horse power engine, or 2200cc, and

cruises at 90 knots, or 170 km/hr, Ron

said.

“Although it can go abit faster.”

It can fly from Ashburton to

anywhere in the South Island within

two and ahalf hours.

Anyone interested in learning to fly

can make contact through the club’s

Facebook page, or via members at the

Ashburton Aviation Museum.


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Ashburton Courier, July 16, 2020

3

Crime­stoppers seek helpers

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The crime­stoppergroup

AshburtonTown Watch is

urgently seeking more

volunteers.

Numbers aresolow thegroup

can only cover Saturday nights;

the trained volunteers act as

eyes and ears for Ashburton

police and also monitor

security cameras in theCBD.

President Owen Brewster

said nine active members, men

and women from their late­20s

to mid­80s, were currently

rostered in three­person shifts.

The group wasdesperatefor

more people to join.

Owen,who spent 32 years

with the police as amechanic

and retired to Ashburtoneight

years ago, says thevolunteers

patrol Ashburton’s commercial

area andother known trouble

spots. They observe potential

trouble­makers andalert police

to suspicious activity.They also

phone business owners to

report open windows andgates

that could indicate abreak­in.

TheTown Watch volunteers

work in pairs,from alabelled

car, anddon’t put themselves at

risk. They ignore the verbal

insults of drunks who try to

catch alift, but will stop to

administer first aid if needed.

Town Watch startedin 1985,

set up by members of the local

citizen band radio and fourwheel

drive clubs following

concern aboutanincrease in

Owen Brewster is looking for more helpers at Ashburton Town Watch.

violentoffendingand damage

to businesses andhomes.

Membersonce used their own

carstopatrol, but now have a

supplied car sign­writtenand

fitted with radio and spotlights.

The vehicle is housed at the

Ashburton policestation,

where shifts begin around

10pmand finish about 3am.

Potentialnew members are

vettedbypoliceand must then

pass a10­module course which

teaches observation skills,risk

management andsecurity

awareness,among other things.

They then ride along with Town

Watch members, who assess

their suitability.

‘‘Webasically areall just

people whodoitbecause we

feel aneed or obligation to give

somethingback to the

community,’’ Owen said. ‘‘We

all are all part of the

community.’’

He said that at theend of

eachshift, the TownWatch

teamwrote areport about

their observations.Ithelps

police build apictureofthe

town’snocturnal events.

Owenis hoping an influxof

new memberswill mean a

Friday night patrol is

runningagain. People

interested in joining Town

Watch can email Ashburton.

cpnz@gmail.com

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FOOTY FUNDS

Football and rugbyclubs in Methven

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MethvenFootballClub receives

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receives $4000 foruniformsand

equipment.

Some $127,000 was allocated

aroundCanterbury in the funding

round, the first for anumber of

months because of Covid-19.

WINTER SHOW

Ashburton Society of Arts winter

showisonnow at Short Street

Studio. It features aselection of

works by local artists.The guest

exhibitor is mixedmedium artistJo

Loughnan.

The exhibitioncan be viewed on

Mondays and Wednesdays when

the signs areout and on weekends

from 11amuntil 4pm.The exhibition

runs until August 2.

U3A HISTORY

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Ashburton U3A group willhost

popularhistorianFrieda Looser on

July 28. Shewill speak about the

history of Tuahiwi. Tuahiwiis6km

northofKaiapoi. Land wasreserved

therefor Maori in the 19thCentury.

Tuahiwihas remained the main

settlement of the Ngai Tuahuririand

its district stretchestothe

Ashburton (Hakatere)River. The

talk starts at 10.15amand is at St

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New stop signs

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signs, followingaspateofvehicle accidents at

the corner.

Motorists using Middle Road will now have

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Night shifts for CBDcrews

Tru­LineCivil contractors upgrading

the AshburtonCBD streetscape will

be working at night over coming

weeks, in an effort to help keep

disruptions to businesses andvisitors

as low as possible.

The contractor beganoperating two

crews for theproject on Monday (one

day time andone nighttimecrew)

whenthey startedoninstallinganew

water pipelinedown Tancred Street.

The night work will be carried out

between 6pm and 6am, meaningthe

street is inaccessible to vehicles and

pedestriansovernight.

The road and footpath will be

reopenedduring the day.

To makeroom for the work, the

parkingmeters on both sides of

Tancred Streetwillberemoved.

Over on Burnett Street, anew

concrete stormwater pipelineisset to

beinstalled on July 20 and21atthe

CassStreetend of the street. This

section of Burnett Streetwill be

closed while workisunder way,

howevertrafficwillstill haveaccess

from East Street.

Meanwhile on Cass Street, new

CBD contractors will be working at

night to reduce disruption to

Ashburton businesses.

gardens, rain gardens, tree pits and

kerbing is beingbuiltalong thestreet.

The Tru­Line Civil team have been

constructing the above­ground

features on one side of the road,

heading towards MooreStreet. They

will make their way back to Havelock

Streetwhen theyswap to the other

side of the road.

MooreStreet will have anew

stormwater pipe and sump installed

at the Cass Streetintersection

towards theend of July. The

intersection will remain open,

however it will be reduced to one

lane andoperate under stop/go

conditions. It is expected thework

will take 10 daystocomplete.

Further work is expected to start

on Moore StreetinAugust that will

close the Moore/Cass Street

intersection for oneweek.

Council is installing raised

intersections at theEast, Moore,

havelock and CassStreet

intersections, supporting its vision of

apedestrian andcycle­friendly CBD.

Speedlimits willalsobe reduced to

30km/h.

The first of the raised intersections

will be installed at Moore Street/Cass

Streetintersection. It will be amajor

undertaking, with the intersecting

having to closefor aweek,late

August.

East Street upgrades are

programmed to startinJanuary 2021.

Welcome bears await refugees

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Handmade teddy bears with unique

features and personalities are ready

and waiting for their forever homes.

The bears are the work of members

of the AshBearton Teddy Bear Club

for refugee families moving to the

district.

Although the refugees’arrival has

been delayed due to Covid­19, teddy

bear club members have made small

pram bearsand large floppy bears,

which are readyand waiting–

whenever it may be.

Club president Donece McEwen

said the bears were aproject started

earlierthis year as away to welcome

the refugees to Mid Canterbury.

For many club members,bearmakingeffortswere

ramped up

during lockdown. They have been

made of candlewick material, poodle

cloth and acrylics.

“They’re all the same patterns but

have their own personalities.”

Eachbearinvolvescutting and

hand stitching and can take up to four

or five hours to complete; longer for

larger bears,althoughMrs McEwen

said they were oftenmade in batches.

Club secretary/treasurerJudy

Skevington, afounding member, said

the club had been aroundfor 24 years.

AshBearton Teddy Bear Club'sDoneceMcEwen andJudy Skevingtonwith

bears handmade by clubmembers for refugee families in the district.

They meet one Saturdayamonth at

the HolySpirit Church Hall in

Tinwald.

Theyhave 16 members; the

youngestisjust 14 years old, but are

always keenfor more.

You don’t have to make teddy bears

to be in the club, you can be taught,

but you do havetolike them,Mrs

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Ashburton Courier, July 16, 2020

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Handcraft entries flood in for judging

Handcraftedentriesfrom

aroundthe countryhave

beenflooding in to

organisersfor the New

Zealand Federationof

Women’sInstitutesnational

competitions.

The annualevent saw267

entries received by Mid

Canterbury based national

handcraftcommittee

memberJudeVaughan.

MrsVaughan,who sitson

the nationalexecutive, said

the annual event ­vying for

either the Robert Young

Rosebowl or the MayMartin

Trophy (dependingonhow

manyWI’ssit withinthe

region)­usually tookplace

duringthe annual general

meeting. It wasmeant to be

in Nelson earlier this year

butwas unable to go ahead

duetoCovid­19.

It was decided to look at

alternativeway to run the

handcraftcompetitions,

especially as somemembers

put in considerabletimeto

enter across the 10 classes

which included knittingand

stitching. Ninemembers

fromMid Canterbury’s eight

WI’swere entered in

different classes across the

event.

Therestcamefrom

around the country

spanningfrom Whangarei,

in the north, to southern

Southland.

Silent stewards Mavis

Wilkinsand Dianne Carter

laidout entries in theSt

Johnrooms forspecialist

judgesJudyHay (craft),

Judy Skevington (knitting,

teddy bears) andBeverley

Watkins andHelen

Gallagher(embroidery)who

were called upon for

judging thisweek. The

ladies,all from Mid

Canterbury are not

members of theWI, and had

the job of painstakingly

critiquingeach entryfor the

competition.

Judging forthe

photography section was

done off site by the

Ashburton Photographic

Society and an independent

judge on the West Coast was

in chargeofthe literature

trophy callingfor haiku

about the 99 yearsofWIin

NewZealand.

Aside fromreceiving alot

of parcels tothe close of

competition,Mrs Vaughan

saidthe alternative version

had gone quite welland

could be considered again

in future.

New Zealand Federation of

Women’s Institutes national

handcraft committee

member (from left) Jude

Vaughan with specialist

embroidery judges Beverley

Watkins and Helen

Gallagher, of the Ashburton

Embroidery Guild.

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The world’s only airworthyAvroAnson

MK 1bomber and aRussianfighter Yak

3plane called Full Noise will be landing

at Ashburton Airport nextmonth and

there’sanopportunity for aonce­ina­lifetime

spin inboth.

The aircraft are here as part of

SouthernCross Barnstormers,atouring

event that will also touch down in

Wanaka, Pukakiand Rangiora.

The Avro Anson,calledGentle Annie,

will take people on a25­minute flight for

acostof$990.

The Yak 3fighter will be airborne for

The Yak 3Russian fighter was imported and lovingly restored by its Blenheim based

owner Graeme Frew and first took to the Kiwi skies in 2012. (Photo fighterflights.co.

nz)

20 minuteflightsthat cost$2300.

AshburtonAviationMuseumpresident

WarrenJanett said the aircraftwould be

here for the afternoon of August 19 and

the morning of August20.

He said the Yak 3experience would

offer ahigh energy adrenaline rush in

one of thebestfightersofWorld War 2.

The Avro flightwould offer amore

sedate ride andtaste of what it was like

Bombs

away!

to fly as crew in aWorld War 2

reconnaissance bomber.

Mr Janett said theaviationmuseum

was planningto haveaWorld War2

morning at the airfieldonAugust20.

The event was at the planning stage at

the moment.

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Ashburton Collegehas beenusing

some of its fundingfrom the School

InvestmentPackage(SIP)on

enhancementsand upgrades.

College fundingof $400,000was

announced by the Government late

last yearfor schoolinfrastructure

improvements.

Property manager Charlie

Kelland said carpethad been

replaced in 10 classrooms overthe

holiday break.

Therewas also arenovation

projectunder wayinthe minigym,

which would enablethe school to

make better use space.

The foyer in that building would

be incorporated intoanenlarged

weights room andaerobic fitness

area.

Thatchange wouldallow better

use of the dance room,alsolocated

inthe building.

Mr Kellandsaid the college had a

limited timeframe to use its SIP

funding and the aim was to identify

projectsthatmet thecriteria while

also ensuring thatthose projects

had afuture in the$60 million

rebuildfor the 50­year­old campus

announced last year.

He said the masterplan for the

rebuildwas currently being

assessed by areview team for

feedback.

‘‘The masterplan is the big

picture view of what the campus

will look like.

‘‘Oncethis is finalised, the next

steps willlikely be detailed

planning aroundstaging, building

designand consultationwith the

community.’’

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8 Ashburton Courier, July 16, 2020

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Rural Women’s helping hand

Kaleb Small’s educationhas

been given a$1000 boost with a

scholarship from Mid

Canterbury Provincial Rural

Women.

Kaleb,19, is studying for

BachelorofCommerce and

BachelorofScience degreesat

theUniversity of Canterbury.

He is one of three recipients

of the annual scholarship. The

others were Benjamin Wakelin

(BachelorofPerforming Arts

andScreen Production and

Management at Auckland

University of Technology), who

alsoreceived $1000,and

Kirsten Clarke(Bachelorof

Lawand Commerce at

CanterburyUniversity) who

received $500.

Kaleb,aformer Mt Hutt

College head boy, is also aNew

ZealandCroquet Under 21

representative.

He is in the second year of a

four­year degree but is hoping

to fast­track his educationby

doing additionalcourse work.

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enjoysthe socialopportunities

of university.

He said he choseareas of

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He maybeplanningfor a

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scholarship committee Pauline

Hewson and treasurer Marion

Small.

how thatmay look, whether it

was with abusiness or

financial institute.

Mid Canterbury Provincial

RuralWomen convener of the

scholarship committee

Pauline Hewson said 12

applications had been

received for the annual

scholarship,despite the

upheaval for studentsofthe

Covid­19 pandemic. The

number was well above

expectations of the committee.

Mrs Hewson said the

applicants were all of high

calibre and had beenreceived

from Mid Canterbury students

at Lincoln, Otago, Canterbury

andAuckland universities.

They were in arangeof

degrees including education,

law,performance, commerce,

science, medicine and nursing.

Internet banking tips

The basicsofinternet bankingisthe

themeofaspecial SeniorNet meeting

on July 30, opentoboth members and

membersofthe public.

OrganiserJohn Burnsaidinternet

bankingwas often ascary prospect for

olderpeople, and they worriedabout

passwordsand losing their money to

scammers.

Thesession on July30, at the

SinclairCentre,was designed to take

someofthe mystery awayand help

people movetopaying their bills

online andmanagingtheirmoney.

He saidmanyolderpeople were

already using internet banking. A

survey of Ashburton SeniorNet

membersfoundabout two­thirds were

regularusers.

Theopen sessionwillinclude

expertadvice from aWestpac banker,

ademonstration about howitall

works and how to keepyour money

safe online.

He said people had to think about

howthey would paytheir bills when

chequeswere no longer available.

Some banks willphaseout cheques by

July nextyear.

‘‘It reallyisfor people who havenot

gotinto internetbanking, and it is

coming.’’

The surveyfoundpeople whodid

notwanttoswitch to internet banking

were worriedaboutmaking mistakes.

SeniorNet helps people 50 plusget

to grips withcomputers and new

technology. The Ashburton group

meetsonTuesdays and Thursdays

most weeksatthe Sinclair Centre.

The July 30 internet banking basics

sessionwill runfrom 1.30­3pm. It is

free, buta$2donation helps cover the

groupscosts.

Small business support

More support is rolling out for small

and medium enterprisesfrom

government’s Covid Response and

Recovery Fund, to help themadapt

and innovate to deal with the impact

of the virus.

Afurther $40 million hasbeen

announced for the RegionalBusiness

Partners Network, on top of $15m

invested since March.

Economic developmentminister

PhilTwyford said the regional

scheme had been successful and the

new support would helpsmall

businesses keep up momentum.

“Morethan 6200 businesses have

benefittedfrom freeadvice. Another

4600haveregisteredtotakepart.

Support forfirms withupto100 staff

is delivered via vouchersfor

professional advisory servicesworth

up to $5000.’’

IN BRIEF

FILIPINO GARDEN

Ashburton District Council’s

welcoming communities groupis

working withparks staff to create a

Filipino cultural garden in

November.The work is part of

brandingefforts to attractpeople to

the district to ‘‘work, live and play’’.

MINISTRYOF

AWESOME

Council’s economic development

staffare workingwith adivision of

Ara calledthe MinistryofAwesome

to bringanentrepreneurial

programme to the district to help

with localtechnology problemsand

solvethemlocally using localtalent.

The firsteventwill be on August 10.

TRAFFIC LIGHTS

NZTAsays work to buildnew traffic

signals at the intersectionofWalnut

Avenue and State Highway 1will go

out for tenderlaterthis year. The

agency hopestoaward the contract

forconstructionbythe end of the

yearand for worktostartin2021.

The businesscase toconfirm the

scope of aseparateproject to

construct lights at Tinwaldwill start

within the next two months.

FARMSALE

A101-hectare dryland rural

property up for auction in Ashburton

last week was passed in on the day

but latersold. The propertywas

expected to be abarometer offarm

salesinthe district.Property

Brokersconsultant GregJopson

said buyers were offered the

chancetoforward conditionalor

unconditional offersfollowing the

hammer. ‘‘While we didn’tget a

result on auction day,the process

did allow buyers to gauge where the

marketwas andthen make offers

accordingly. Wehad two bidders on

the day andothers register after, to

arriveatasuccessful result for the

vendors.’’

OPENHAT SHOWS

There are three contrasting open

hat performances lined up at

Ashburton TrustEvent Centre over

the coming weeks.

Open Hatshowswere introduced

to the venue in February 2016and

meanthere is no chargefor tickets

priortothe event, instead

audiencesare encouragedtopay

whattheythinkthe performance

was worth at the end.

This Saturday circus,slapstick

and magic willcombine in the

schoolholiday show for children

calledKitchen Chaos.

The audience will help sensible

Spray and naughty Wipe bake a

very specialcake in akitchenthat

gets messier andmessier.

The ArtsOnTourNZshow The

Daylight Atheist is on August 2and

asecond show, FromScratch, will

feature on September 20.

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Plans for new path

to falls progressing

Plans foranalternate walking

route to SharplinFalls are

making slow,but steady strides

forward.

Anenvironmental effects

assessment report is well

under way and expected to be

completed in the near future.

The report will explain the

affectsofare­routed pathto

the scenic waterfall, which has

been cut offsincefalling rocks

closedthe previous track for

good in 2015.

The newtrack project is

being drivenbythe Mt Somers

WalkwaySociety, whichhas

received fundingtocomplete

theinitial study.

Society chairman Charles

Ross said the re­route was a

worthy project, but not without

itschallenges andplenty of

paperwork.

Anew routewould enable

people to once again visitan

interesting geological areaand

apopular waterfall

Warning after thefts at

popular beauty spots

There’s been arecent spate of

break ins from vehicles left at

two Mid Canterbury beauty

spots used by trampers and

other outdoor enthusiasts.

Woolshed Creek and

Sharplin Falls car parks are

located at opposite ends of the

popular Mt Somers Walkway

and are also used to access the

Mt Somers summit track and

other walks in the area.

Mt Somers Walkway

committee member Robert

Schikker said some ‘‘nasty’’

people had broken side

windows and gained entry to

vehicles left at both carparks

earlier this month.

He said the police had been

notified.

Mr Schikker, afoothills

farmer, urged visitors to be

vigilant and to report any

suspicious activity at the

locations by calling 111.

‘‘It has happened before and I

feel sorry for the people who

get back to their vehicles to find

they have been broken into.’’

The car park at Sharplin Falls.

He said hikers should aim to

leave their cars elsewhere, if at

all possible, and should not

leave any valuables in vehicles.

On the positive side, Mr

Schikker said the walkway had

seen alot of foot traffic in

recent weeks, and since

lockdown had been lifted.

‘‘It’s been busy in the huts

and it’s great to see people

enjoying the great outdoors and

this fantastic area.’’

Festive lights on for now

The sparkly festive lights on

trees along Ashburton’s East

Street will light up at night

probably until the end of July.

The lights have been turned

on and off with the street lights

since July 6and have been

drawing lots of positive

comments.

Ratepayers are making

special trips to see the

decorative lights, which have

been wound through the leafless

branches of the mature elm

trees.

The festive additions are

thanks to Four Seasons Tree

Care who went to great lengths

to install the lights and

maintain the trees at the same

time, according to the

Ashburton District Council.

Councillors said the light

display could spark other

events or displays on East

Street in the future and even

destination.

It would follow the trueright

of the river,and not theleft as

thepreviousroutehad done,

beforecrossing backover

furtherupstream.

Mr Rosssaid the

environmental effects

assessment report would be

used in the necessary resource

consent application to

Ashburton District Council.

Abridge engineer would

detail the design of two new

bridges on the new route.

Local iwihad beenconsulted

and the Department of

Conservation would give final

approval.

Mr Ross said funding

applications were in atthe

momentand the project was

expectedtocostinthe region

of $300,000.

Lockdown had slowed things

down abit, buthehoped the

new track could be open some

time nextyear.

flank council’s Christmas tree,

which could be moved to the

chessboard.

They have called for areport

on the cost of running and

maintaining the fairy lights.

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notice lodged by afuneral director will be listed

without charge.Therewill be asmall charge of $15

forsubsequent notices related to the same death,

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Family Notices

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

BRADLEY, Brian Patrick:

Peacefully at his home

on 13 July 2020, after a

courageous battle, aged

67 years. Dearly loved

husband of the late

Margaret. Loving father

and father-in-law ofKieran

and Melissa, Nikki and Ross,

adored grandad of Jethro

and Lincoln. Loved son of

the late Glenis and Terance,

loved son-in-law of Esmè,

and the late Keith Smith.

Loved brother and brother

in-law of Bernard and

Diane, Kevin and Marlene.

Loved uncle of Richard,

and Philip. A service to

celebrate Brian’s life is

to be held at our chapel,

cnr East and Cox Street,

Ashburton, on Saturday

18 July, commencing at

11am followed by private

cremation. In lieu of flowers

donations to St John

Ambulance and The Cancer

Society would be gratefully

accepted and may beleft

at theservice. Messages to

The Bradley Family, c/- PO

Box472, Ashburton7740.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

BUTT, Leonard George

(Len) Sunrise 24/9/1925

- Sunset 12/07/2020,

at Radius Millstream,

Ashburton. Dearly loved

husband of Merle, loved

husband of the late Jean.

Loving father and father-inlaw

ofMarjorie &Ivan, Kate

and the late Brian, Terry

and Jean. Grandfather

of Camille and Tony, Dale,

Emma and Hayden. Great

grandfather of Mia and

Cassie. Respected friend

of Robyn Mathews and

Heather Ford. Messages to

the Butt family c/- PO Box

472, Ashburton 7740. A

Service to celebrate Len’s

lifetobeheld at our chapel,

cnr East & Cox Streets

Ashburton on Thursday

16th July, commencing at

10am. Followed byprivate

cremation at the Ashburton

Crematorium.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

CROWE, Peter: Unexpectedly

at Ashburton on Tuesday,

July 7, 2020. Adoring

father of Jolene. A dearly

loved son, brother, uncle,

and mate. InPete’s words

“Please enjoy”.

A private cremation has

been held.

Fuirich Agus Chi Thu

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027 637 1229

CULLEN, Fiona Jane:

Peacefully at home in

Ashburton onSunday, July

12, 2020 aged 43 years.

Dearly loved daughter of

Gene and the late Dennis,

cherished mum of Morgan,

loved sister and sister-inlaw

of Andrew and Toni,

and Brendan and Felicity,

devoted mate of Ngaru and

adearly lovedfriend.

Many thanks to the Cancer

Society, Hospice Mid

Canterbury, and the District

Nurses for their care and

support. Messages to The

Cullen family, c/- PO Box

6035, Ashburton7742.

In lieu of flowers donations

to the Cancer Society

of Ashburton would be

appreciated and may be

made at the service.

Aservice to celebrateFiona’s

life will be held at the Hotel

Ashburton, Racecourse

Road, Ashburton on

THURSDAY, July 16th, at

1.30pm. followedbyprivate

cremation.

0800 2MEMORY

027 637 1229

HOLDAWAY,JohnGraham,

on 9th July 2020, at Radius

Millstream Ashburton, aged

86 years. Loved husband of

Natalie for 66years. Loving

father and father-in-law of

Chris and Christine, Kathryn

and Kevin Moseley, Michael

and Rachel, Ian and Linda.

Loved Granpa of John,

Thomas, and Stephen;

Nicola, and Julia; Jacob, and

Cushla; Libby, and Anna,

and 6great grandchildren.

Messages to The Holdaway

Family, c/- PO Box 472,

Ashburton 7740. Aservice

to celebrate John’s life has

been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

McINTOSH, Hope Mary,

on 13 July 2020. Passed

away peacefully surrounded

by family at Terrace View,

Ashburton, in her 91st year.

Loved wife ofthe late Mac,

much loved mother and

mother-in-law of David

(Australia), Ian and Vickie

and loved grandmother

of Jack. Loved sister of

Jack, Harold, and Ida (all

deceased). Much loved

Aunty of all her nieces

and nephews. Messages

to the McIntosh Family

C/- PO Box 98, Methven

7745. Following aprivate

cremation, friends and

family are warmly invited

to the RSA, Cox Street,

AshburtononFriday17July,

commencing at 12 midday,

to share the wonderful

memories of Hope’s life.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

McKAY June, on 11th July

2020, at AshburtonHospital,

aged 74 years. Much loved

wife ofIan, and cherished

mother and mother in law

of Nathan and Nikki,Belinda

and James, Victoria and

Jamie. Loved Grandmum

to Ruby; Quinn, and Leo;

Scarlett, and Lilly. Much

loved daughter ofthe late

Alex and IvyClark, and loved

sister of Alan, and Denise.

Loveddaughterinlaw of the

late Colin and Mary McKay, a

lovedsister in lawand much

lovedAunty to all her nieces

and nephews. Messages

to the McKay family c/- PO

Box472, Ashburton7740. A

service to celebrate June’s

lifewill be held at our chapel,

cnr East & Cox Streets,

Ashburton onThursday July

16, commencing at 1.30pm.

Followed by interment at

the Ashburton New Lawn

Cemetery.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

McKAY June, on July 11,

2020. Dearly loved sisterin-law

and loved friend of

Colin and Rachel. Will be

sadly missed.Who will hide

the marshmellows now.

Rest in peacexxxxxx

McKAY June (nee Clark),

on July 11th 2020. Loved

sister-in-law of Carolyn

and Peter Fazakarley

(Queensland Australia),

Yvonne and Robin Smith

(Geraldine), Janice and Ian

Parkin (Ashburton), Chris

Clark(Ashburton), Colin and

Rachel McKay (Ashburton).

Loved by all her nieces

and nephews. Will be sadly

missed

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

READ, Betty: Kay and Allan

Breakwell, Murray and Nicki

Read, Graeme and Mary

Read and families wish to

thank everyone for the

cards, flowers, phonecalls,

baking and visits following

the sad passing of Betty.

We were very grateful

for the amazing care of

mum at Rosebank. The

managementand staffwere

outstanding. Also thanks

to Barry and the staff of

Paterson’s. Mum would

have lovedher farewell.

Please accept this as a

personal thank you toyou

allfromour family.

Supporting the

community

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Planfor

spread

If there is another

outbreakofCovid­19

in New Zealand

separate regions and

evenneighbourhoods

would be moved up

alert levels to try

containit.

The Covid­19

response framework

was announced by

Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern

yesterday.

‘‘Itisdesignedto

give the public, and

our business

community as much

certainty as we can

aroundwhat to

expectifnew cases

inside our borders

are found. Andthat is

something we all

must prepare for.’’

MsArdern said the

pandemic was

growing overseas

while placesthat had

it under controllike

Victoria,New South

Wales, Hong Kong,

Singapore and Korea

were experiencing

resurgences of the

virus.

New Zealand

needed aplan in case

the virus got out into

the community,

despite strict border

controls.

‘‘Experts tell us

thatevenwith the

bestprecautions

possible,the chances

ofthe virus passing

from asurface, or

contactwithsomeone

who is acarrier are

high. Wemust

preparenow forthat

eventualityand have

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Lemon-aid for St John

Cousins Libby Driscoll­Fear and

Danielle Hill havespent some of

their school holidays thinking of

ways to help other people.

The duo made use of their

grandmother’s lemon treeand set

up astall and soldlemons to raise

money for St John. They raised

$20.

The girls took their hard­earned

efforts into St John Ashburton and

caught up with St John Ashburton

executiveofficer Elaine

Vallender.

“Wewerethrilled to receive

their donation,” Mrs Vallender

said.

“With amassiveshortfall in

fundinglooming ahead of us for

this newfinancialyear, everybit

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“St John wasn’teligible forthe

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The organisation is expecting a

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Ashburton’s Elaine Vallender with

the proceeds of their lemon stall.

due not only to not being fully

fundedbythegovernment for the

ambulanceservicebut also due to

covid restrictions.

Mrs Vallender said Libby and

Danielle learnt not only how to

make sales but also about the

generosity of local people.

Salmon Run on

The Rakaia Lionsand their hardworking

volunteershave confirmed thesixth Jackson

HolmesSalmon Run will be held on Saturday,

October17atthe Rakaia Domain.

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NEWS

12 Ashburton Courier, July 16, 2020

Wheat yield sets anew record

Eric Watson’s world record

wheat yield has garnered global

attention.

TheWakanui arable farmer

took out the Guinness World

Recordlast week for the

Highestwheat yield forthe

second time, beatinghis former

record by 607kilograms per

hectare.

Mr Watson, whofarms with

his wife Maxine at Wakanui,

produced an incredible 17.398

tonnes per hectare wheat crop,

beating his previousrecord

crop grown in 2017 of 16.791

tonnes per hectare.

Thestoryran on the

Ashburton CourierFacebook

pageand sawmore than 27,300

views, nearly 4000 engagements

and scores of comments from

peoplearoundtheworld. They

included peoplefromCanada,

Pakistan, Australia, Sweden

and the United States.

Mr Watson, speaking from his

homethis week, was surprised

by theglobal interest. He is not

on Facebook.

He said his phone had been

busy in the days following the

record being confirmed by

media and industry

wellwishers, but had since

quieteneddown.

On average irrigated wheat

yields in New Zealand produce

around 12 tonnesper hectare.

It’s aremarkable record and

an achievementadmired by the

wider industry, and providing

insights into innovations for

future growth.

Mr Watson was obviously

thrilled with the result, which

happened duringone of the

Wakanui farmer Eric Watson and David Weith, of Bayer, inspect the

world record wheat crop prior to harvest.

PHOTO SUPPLIED.

best growing seasons in along

time, he said.

His advicetoothersseeking

to improve their yield was to

look after the crop,sow the

optimum plants per hectare

andensuredisease and trace

elements were monitored.

It’s worth putting some

investmentinto monitoring and

technology to prevent wasting

resources,hesaid.

‘‘At the end of the day you

could save yourselfmoney by

not putting on something (the

soil) doesn’t want.’’

Qualifying for the Guinness

World Record books, involved

gettingtheland to registered

and surveyed at the start of the

season andMr Watsonwas not

rulingout trying to beat his own

recordagain.

‘‘We areveryproud to have

achievedsuch aresult. The

GuinnessWorld Recordisa

nice recognition of our hard

workand new innovations

we’ve putinplace,’’ he said.

‘‘While we were thrilledwith

the recordresult in 2017, we

saw waysin which we could

make improvements and

achieve an even higher yield.’’

‘‘Bytrying newcultivars,

switching to liquid nitrogen and

monitoring plant health

more regularly we were able

to achieve another

incredible result.

‘‘Because of the high

wheatyields we cangrow on

our farm we arepleased if

we see yields increase yearon­year

by 100­200kg/ha,’’ he

said.

‘‘So to beat my lastcrop by

(just over) 600 kg/ha

exceeded even my hopes.’’

The Kerrin wheat variety

wasplanted in April 2019

and harvested this year on

February 17. It wasbred by

agricultural company KWS

andsupplied by Carrfields

Grain andSeed.

The recordattemptwas a

teampartnership with PGG

Wrightson Rural Supplies,

Yara Fertilisers, SGS, Davis

Ogilvie and Hill

Laboratories in particular,

working alongsideBayer to

helpEric achieve his

fantastic result.

The Watsons achievement

has shown NewZealand is

an importantpartofthe

globalarable market andis

leadingthe way in

developing insightsthat can

assist worldgrain

industries.

Mr Watsonworked closely

withBayer Crop Sciencefor

both of his records receiving

agronomy advice and using a

range of their crop

protection herbicides and

fungicides.

The cropwill likely be

usedfor feeding beef or

dairy stock in New Zealand.

Bird counters out at lakes for annual survey

Theannualwinter bird count

on theAshburton Lakes is on

this Saturday.

Theevent,now in its37th

year,isthe longest­running

birdsurveyinthe country.

Armed with binoculars,

spottingscopesand cameras,

Forest and Bird members,and

others will meet at theMt

Somers Tavern at 9amand will

then disperse to the12orso

lakes to begin the count.

Theideaofthecountisthat

if all the lakes arecheckedat

the sametimethe birds won’t

be countedtwice.

There isvariability in bird

numbers from year to year,

partly due to the conditions,

but usually between3000and

5000are counted.

Bird includedinthe count

typically include crested

grebe, scaup,shags, Canada

geese, paradise ducks, grey

teal andblackswans.

Anyone keentojointhe

count should bring lunch,

warmlayersofclothing, sturdy

boots, binoculars, penand

paper.

Contact PeterHowden303

6072for moreinformation.

The Maori Lakes will be one of the areas surveyed on Saturday.

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Council

submits

on air plan

quality

Cropping farmers need

stubble burning as atool to

control pests anddisease,says

Ashburtondistrict councillor

Angus McKay.

Banning stubble burns

would meanfarmerswould

have to put on more pesticides

and herbicides to cleansethe

soil for replanting, he said.

Councilhas made a

submission to the Ministry for

the Environment’s national

air quality plan and says while

stubble burns generated

smoke and were an issue near

urban areas, stubbleburning

was still an important land

management tool.

Councillors areconcerned

any additionalconsenting

requirements for farmersto

undertake stubbing burning

will have detrimental effects

onthe viability of farming

operations.

Cr McKaysaid some farmers

lit fires in risky conditions but

there were conditions and

controls to deal with rulebreakers.

Policy­writers behindtheir

desks in Wellington needed to

remember that one air plan

for the country did not fit all.

Ashburton and Tinwald are

already covered by strict air

quality rules imposed by

Environment Canterbury.

Home heatingusing wood

burners is the main

contributor to poor air quality

in the winter.

Council’s submission said

the cost of electricitymeant

people in colderregions were

reluctanttoconvert to heat

pumps because of the cost of

heating their home. Policiesto

reduce particulate matter in

the air needed to be balanced

against the basic human

health need to be warm in

winter.

‘‘Council considers the most

effectiveway to improve air

quality would be to reduce the

cost of electricity and educate

people on the efficiency of

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Ashburton Courier, July 16, 2020

13

Winter stalls drawing the crowds

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ahandfulofboutique business

ownersare braving the cold

mornings and manning the

winter stalls in downtown

Ashburton.

They gather in the West

Street car park every Saturday

morning from 10am.

Among themare Monique

Smith, of Crozier’s, selling freerangeturkey

and duck products

and Allan Ramsay,ofHipi

Cheese, with arange of

boutique sheep cheeses.

But people can also buy fresh

fruitand vegetables,coffee and

freshchicken eggs.

It’s abusyspot withpeople

stopping while travelling past,

or making the stalls a

destination to pick up their

favourite, locally­grown

supplies.

Monique saystheaffect of

Covid­19 on the smallbusiness

over lockdown and since, had

beenatesting time; she is

looking at returningto

hairdressing to help the

finances.

But it has also hadits

bonuses.

“I learnedhow witty my eightyear­old

is,”she said, of

spending time over lockdown

with daughters Isla, 8, and

Ruby, 6.

Monique Smith, of Crozier’s, serves acustomer during the winter

stalls.

“I lovedit,” she said.

The family went walking

every day, had picnics and

spent quality timetogether.

The girls both had birthdays

duringlockdown which were

celebrated differently than

originally planned –no parties.

But husband Kyletaughtthe

girls how to shoot abow and

arrow at anovelty target and

cast afishing line all on the

front lawn, Moniquesays.

They alsobuilt abarbecue

andcooked on it.

Hipi Cheese owners Allan

andwife, Jacy, were able to

bring their production forward

and shut down operation prior

to lockdown.

“Cheese is an awesome

product.Itcan sit in acheese

room andwait. We were

thankful we were not dealing

with afresh product,” Allan

said.

Thecouple, who have a

boutique sheepmilking

operation on the edge of

Ashburton, were able to spend

quality time with children,

Hamish,11, andJayden, 18

months.

But also came up with anew

Hipi Cheese owner Allan Ramsay talks to acustomer during the

winter stalls about his boutique sheep operation.

product just launched –a

marbled cheese, perfect for

presentation on platter dishes.

Theirmicro­farmblockof

justunder twohectares has 24

mostly East Friesianmilking

ewes but in the past few seasons

has included Dairymead

genetics with adash of Awassi.

The milk is naturally A2.

The Ramsays are lookingat

doubling theirflock in the

futureto include more

Dairymead genetics and run

twomilking mobs.

However for now,the existing

24 areall in lamb.

“The scanning percentage is

reallygood in thedairy breed,”

Allan said.

They aredue in September,

just abit later than last year.

Dairy title removed

The NewZealand Dairy

Industry Awards Trust has

removed the title of 2020 Share

Farmer of the Year title from

Nick and Rosemarie Bertram.

The decision came in light of

unacceptable social media

commentsposted by Mr

Bertram prior to theawards.

The awards which were

announced last weekend also

featured Mid Canterbury dairy

farmers Fleur and Ralph

Tompsett.

TheEiffelton couple, named

the Canterbury/North Otago’s

Share Farmer of the Year, were

also vying for the national share

farmer of the yeartitle but

missed out on anational

accolade.

The awardevent, on July 4,

washeld remotely with

coverage throughSky

television’s Country TV

channel and online but hosted

by NZDIA at various locations

nationwide. Since the

ceremony, details on Mr

Bertram’s social media posts

have been thrown intothe

public domain andNZDIA

Trustannounced the titlehad

been removedfrom the

Bertrams.

An independent review of the

trust’s procedures, processes

and entry criteria would be

carried out.

NZDIA Trust acknowledges

Mr Bertram subsequently

apologisedand deletedthe

comments andthat some

people within the industry

were aware of those

comments prior to the

awards being

announced last

Saturday.

‘‘Animal welfare is of

paramount importance

to theindustry andthe

Trust is committed to

offering a2021 Awards

programme that will

showcase best practice

and allow entrants to

benchmark and improve

their own farming

practices.’’

They were also

committed to farmer

welfare and will ensure

Mr andMrs Bertram

were supported during

this difficult time.

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Tough week for Nats

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Aweek is alongtime in

politics,asUKLabour Prime

MinisterHarold Wilson once

said.Heserved twice during

one of the greatestperiods of

social and industrial change

in the twentieth century.

Former National leader

Todd Muller breezed through

town lastWednesday,

promisedNational would

build afour­laneexpressway

to Christchurchifelected and

left with apair of socks.

Seven days later, he had

resigned as leader.

There was much more to his

visit last week, thoughfew will

remember that now.

He arrived at theHotel

Ashburton mid­afternoonand

faced amedia scrum keento

talk aboutthe actions of

Clutha Southland MP Hamish

Walker, who leaked private

details of covid patients to

media (after they were leaked

to him).

Insidethe hotel, the party

faithful waited and Mr Muller

repeated theparty’s

commitment to afour­lane

highway from Ashburton to

Christchurch, plus second

bridges over the Ashburton,

Rakaia and SelwynRivers.

It was, predictably, ahit.

Anyone who travels that

road on aregular basis can

recall idiots behind the wheel

and near misses; that’s aside

from actualfatalities and

serious smashes.

He was seriousabout the

Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon (left), former leader Todd Muller

and NZ Sock Co’s Tony Jessep.

challenges ahead, including

how the country would deal

with its massive debt after

borrowing$140billion to

survive Covid­19.

Competent,disciplined

financial management would

be neededinthe future.

New Zealand was surviving

because of its agri­businesses,

he said.

Away fromthe hotelcrowd,

he caughtupwith Euan

Sparrow, whose familyown

andoperatethe NZ SockCo.

There’s plenty of science in

their socks, which aresold

around the worldtoocean

racers and mountain climbers

and peopleontough missions.

Mr Muller left with afree

pair.

Newleader Judith Collins

and deputyGerry Brownlee

were chosenfor thetop spots

Tuesdaynight as National

moved quickly to re­organise

and galvanise its troops.

Mrs Collins was

immediatelyonthe job

yesterday,conducting eight

interviews before 9.30am.Her

new team fell quickly into

line.

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Slow progress on AIS,

Allenton revamp work

Multi­million dollar classroom

and renovation projects at

AshburtonIntermediateand

Allenton schools are moving

forward, butprogress is slow.

TheGovernment announced

$6 million for the Intermediate

projectand between $4.5m and

$5m for Allenton projects in

February 2018.

Bothprojects are being

managed by Logic Group and the

second iteration of plans is

currently with the Ministryof

Education’s design review panel.

AshburtonIntermediate

principal Brent Gray said he was

hopeful that soil would be turned

early in thenew year.

He waslooking forward to

seeingold and out­of­date

buildings fromthe 1970s

replacedwith modern learning

spaces,aswellasthe major

upgrade of other buildings.

Thirteenteaching spaces will

be replaced, including classroom

and technologyspaces,and there

will be strengthening work on

stairwells in the two­storey

block.

Allenton Schoolprincipal

Bruce Tilby said things were

progressing ‘‘relatively slowly’’.

Theministry’sdesign review

panel wasmeeting on July 21 to

Last chance for

policy feedback

In alittle overaweek,

consultationwill closeonthe

AshburtonDistrict Council’s

draft Revenue andFinancing

Policy as wellasthe draft

Development and Financial

Contributions Policy, and it's

criticalthatwereceive your

feedback before finaldecisions

are made.

TheRevenueand Financing

Policy sets out how residents are

charged for the services council

provides, and several changes

arebeing proposed. Most

notably, these relate to howthe

councilcharges for Elderly

PersonsHousing,stockwater

management, and wastewater.

We are also proposing rating

boundary changesfor our solid

waste collection servicewhich

would add new propertiesinto

the collection zone.

Currently, Elderly Persons

Housingispaid for through fees

and charges to the people who

live in the facilities. Looking

ahead, thismodel is no longer

goingtobesustainable as many

of the housesrequire significant

maintenance and upgrading.We

are therefore proposing to

introduceageneralrate to

supplement the rental income

received. Ageneral rate is

calculated on yourproperty

valueand is applied to all

ratepayers in the district.

Stockwater services are

criticaltoanumberofrural

residents. Presently, it is smaller

properties who relymostonthe

stockwater butwho paythe least

for it, whilelargerproperties

(whooften havetheir own

arrangements forstockwater and

don’t need council’s service)are

payingthe most. We are

therefore lookingatincreasing

the minimum chargefor

stockwatertomore evenly share

the cost between users.

Underour current policy,

separate rates are charged for

Allenton principal Bruce Tilby

consider the school’s revised

design.

‘‘Hopefully things will move

more quickly once that process is

completed.’’

MinistryofEducation funds

wouldallowthe building of a

seven­teaching space block, five

to replaceexistingclassrooms

and two basedonroll growth.

Weather tightness of some

existing spaces was also

included as part of the project.

‘‘It is clear, however, that

furthernew builds will be

required to cope withincreasing

roll growth at the school,’’ said

Mr Tilby.

wastewaterservices,depending

on where youlive,which means

noteveryone is paying the same.

Theplan is to applyone single

rateacrossAshburton, Methven

andRakaia to moreevenly share

the cost. For Methven and

Rakaia, thiswouldmean an

increase in cost, andaslight

saving for Ashburton.

Sinceintroducing the wheelie

bin collection services in 2017,

ourdistrict has continued to

grow. With residential areas

expandingand new land

developed, we want to make sure

the rubbish andrecyclingservice

takes thesenew properties into

accountaswell.The draft policy

is thereforeproposing to add 162

new properties to the collection

area. If the areaisexpandedas

proposed, those additional

households willbecharged for

the service in their ratesand

there would be no option to opt

in or out.

For the draft Developmentand

Financial ContributionsPolicy,

we areproposingtoincrease the

amountdevelopers contribute

when connectingtoour

infrastructure to more fairly pay

for growth andthe cost of

upgrading our services.

So far, we've received a

combined 44 submissionson

these policies. If anyofthese

issues affectyou or you have

something to say about what the

Councilisproposing,please

make yourvoice heard by

Sunday July 26. You'll findthe

fulldetails onlineat

ashburtondc.govt.nz/

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Covid economist on breakfast menu

MidCanterburybusiness

owners and managers will have

the chance to hear fromone of

NewZealand's leading

economic commentators this

month, when Brad Olsen

arrives in Ashburton to guest

speakatthe district's CEO

Breakfast.

Council willbehosting the

eventatthe Ashburton Trust

Event CentreonThursday, July

23,and placesare strictly

limited to 100 people.

Council chief executive

Hamish Riach says theCEO

Skaters unleashed

Breakfastwill be agreat

opportunity forthe local

businesscommunitytoget

together and assesshow the

districtisplacedtorecover

from the economic impactof

Covid­19.

‘‘Weare absolutely delighted

to have Brad Olsen from

Infometrics join us for this

year's event.

‘‘Brad is oneofthe country's

leading economists and I'm

sure willhave some veryuseful

insights to share aboutthe New

Zealand economy and

particularly howour own

district is positionedtorecover

in the months and yearsahead.

‘‘The coronavirus continues

to raise many questions for

local businesses, so coming

together for this event willbea

great chancetoshareideas and

take stock of the things we

should be thinking about to aid

our recovery.’’

Mr Olsen is apopular

commentator on the economic

effectsofCovid­19 andthe

reimagination of the New

Zealand economy as jobs are

lost, business practices change

aanew normalemerges.

TheCEO Breakfast will begin

at 7.15am in the Bradford

Room, with breakfast to be

served at 7.30am.

Mr Olsen will speak from

8am.

Bookings areessential by

July 20. To book, email

economicdevelopment@adc.

govt.nz.

Ticketsare $25 perperson

andare to be paid on the day at

theAshburton Trust Event

Centre.

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Economist Brad Olsen

15

Three long­serving Justices of the Peace were acknowledged at aspecial dinner for Mid

Canterbury JPs recently. At the special awards were (from left) John Rooney marking 30 years,

Bruce Day 30 years, JPs president Ian Moore, Noel Lowe marking 40 years and Rangitata MP

Andrew Falloon. Photo Noel Lowe

Tilly Johnson (above) was the

first scooterrider on the new

Methven skatepark at the

weekend. Scooter riders and

skateboarders flocked to the

opening of new facility on the

corner of Bank andMcMillan

streets when it wasformally

unveiled by project leader Kidz

Methven.

Special guests atthe opening

included Rangitata MP Andrew

Falloon and Ashburton Mayor

Neil Brown, whocut the ribbon

to proclaim the venue open.

Skateboarder Hugo Fischer

was the first down thetrack,

followedbyscooter riderTilly

Johnson. The pairwere given the

honour after nominations were

requested locally via Facebook.

Priortothe opening a

memorial tree wasplanted and

stone plaqueunveiled by Flora

Lowe, the widow of KenLowe,

whowas instrumental in the

project in its early stages more

than adecade ago.

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Judy resigns from the frontline

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Judy Skevington,the friendly

voice at the end of Rural

Support Trust Mid

Canterbury’s hotline,has

resigned from the position.

It is areluctantresignation in

which she cites irreconcilable

differenceswith the Rural

Support Trust Board.

She is on leaveuntil she

officially finishesonJuly 31.

Mrs Skevington has been

manager for the trust for the

past three and ahalf years.

In that time she has manned

the trust’s 0800 number 24/7 ­

only getting abreak when

travelling overseas.

She has received countless

telephone calls from people in

need of help.

Those calls can range from

quick five minutedirectorytype

requests to talking to

peopleindire need for over an

hour, she said.

Priortoher resignation, the

Longlocks

off to charity

phonehad been constantly with

her for the past ninemonths

straight.

The loss of Mrs Skevington

from the role may comeasa

surprise to many.

She is well­known, and

respected, in the farming

community.

She farms in a50/50 cropping/

lamb fatteningpartnership

with her son Michael, just south

of Lake Hood.

Michael is afourth

generation farmer on the 205

hectare farm.

The duo stick to the basics of

cropping growingwheat,

barley, grass,orpeas, and can

have up to 3000 lambs on farm.

Since tendering her

resignation Mrs Skevington has

been inundated with messages

of support and wellwishes for

the future, including from high

profile mental wellness

advocatesLance Burdett and

Doug Avery and many people in

the district’s farming

community.

Twelve­year­old Alex Carr has bravely lost her

locks and to date has raised close to $3300 for

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

initiative Shave for aCure.

The Wakanui School student donated 14

separate 30cm lengths of hair to Hair Collect NZ,

which will use the hair to make wigs.

Alex then went astage further and had asmart,

buzz cut courtesy of Capelli stylist Sinead McNab.

The head shave was done in memory of her nana

Marie Lockyer, her cousin Ann Richmond and

friends and family.

Alex said she hoped her fundraising efforts

would help with research to help find acure for

all the different types of blood disease.

‘‘I cannot donate blood yet, because I’m too

young, so this has been away for me to

contribute.’’

Alex said she now looked like her dad Dean,

who was permanently bald.

Her parents Dean and Kylie said they were very

proud of their daughter’s efforts.

You can still support Alex’s effort by visiting

shaveforacure.everydayhero.com/nz/alex­s­shavejuly­2020

Right: Alex Carr with the hair that will be donated

to make wigs for cancer patients.

Judy Skevington

Outside of Rural Support

Trust, she has been involved

with Red Cross for more than 40

years but is also along term

volunteer with Civil Defence,

Victim Support,

NeighbourhoodSupport,

Restorative Justiceand in the

pastSafeCare, a24­hour crisis

line for victims of rape and

sexual assault, and with a

community policestation.

Mrs Skevington is still coming

to terms withher resignation

and will enjoy abreak overthe

next few weeks before deciding

her next move,however it will

likely see her do abit more with

Civil Defence.

Rural SupportTrust Mid

Canterbury chairman Peter

Reverleysaid Mrs Skevington

had decidedshe needed to

break from the role and he was

covering the role until a

replacementwas found.

He did however praise her

work with the trust, helping

those in the familycommunity,

and beyond, during the past

three and ahalf years.

She has done ‘‘a great job ... a

fabulousjob,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s abit of atough job, you

carry the phone 24/7 and get

some reasonably tricky calls.’’

The role, likely to be ajobshare

position in the future,

was due to be advertised this

week.

Hypnotist

here to help

Hypnotherapist Owen

Pattersonisbringing his

weightloss and stop smoking

programmes to Ashburtonon

July29.

He will be working fromthe

AshburtonTrust Event

Centre’s Bradford Roomand

willrun stop smokingsessions

at 11amand 6.30pm,and a

weightloss sessionat1.30pm.

The weightloss sessions

includevirtual gastric bands.

Mr Patterson said his

hypnotherapy wasnot astage

show.

‘‘What Ipresentis

hypnotherapy,asopposedtoa

hypnosis for entertainment.’’

He said the firsthalf of the

seminarwas abouthow the

programmeand hypnosis

worked and thesecond half

was agroupsession,inwhich

he usedasimple methodto

makepeople relaxedand

calm.

Mr Patterson said hypnosis

alsohelped withthe anxiety

thataccompanied trying to

stopsmokingorlosingweight.

Helipad

rules in

spotlight

Rescuehelicopterslanding

at Ashburton Hospital’s

helipad may soon be able to

fly by instrumentsincloudy

or poorconditions to ferry

critically ill patients.

But the paperwork

requiredfor an instrument

flight approachmay mean

some trees on the Walnut

Avenuesideofthe

Ashburton Domainneed a

haircut.

Garden City Helicopters,

who have up to 80 air

ambulance jobsayearto

Ashburton,are in talks with

the Ashburton District

Councilabout designating

the helipad only for rescue

chopper use. Pilots

currentlyfly by sight or with

night goggle vision during

darkness.

Up to 20 per cent of jobs

are cancelledby bad

weather,but being able to

flyusing instruments would

allow manyofthose to go

ahead.

Designating thehelipad

only for rescue choppers

would mean commercial

drone operators in a4km

radius would need to file a

flight path. Recreational

drones would be able to fly

providedthey obeyed

existing shielded

operational rulesondrone

limits.

Most of the town is

already covered because it

is within 4km of the

Ashburton Airport.

Matthew Boulcott, of GCH

Aviation, saidtrees on

Walnut Avenue were

consideredahazard

becausethe instrument

flight path wasprescribed

for fixed wing aircraft. ‘‘We

are hoping wedonot have to

trim the trees.Itwill not be

all of them, but afew are

quite tall. Once we do a

drone survey we willknow

what is needed.’’

Councilstaff are

preparing extra

information on how the new

helipad designation will

affectdrone users and kiteflyers.

The matter was

referredto full council fora

final decision.

What are the

referendum

questions?

Know before youvote

Authorisedbythe Secretary forJustice


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Gareth Cadogan with toddler Willow and (from left) Jackson 7, Riley 10, Piper 4, and wife Jamie

in their new coffee house One Ninety Nine.

New spot for caffeine fix

Anew coffee spotassprungup

off BurnettStreet.

Owners Gareth andJamie

Cadogan spendSaturday

nights runningthe Print

Roomnightclub andhave

added aday­timecafe nextto

theirhospitality business.

Thenew cafe usesAtomic

coffee beans and will sell

cabinet foodpreparedbythe

couple,who operated acafe in

Oamaru before moving north

just before lockdown.

Theyhavefour children and

haveorganisedtheir new

cafe,One Ninety Nine,with

nearbyoffice workersand

parents in mind. The cafe is

accessed off the alley by

StokedCycles and the MSA. It

sells take­awaycoffees and

has sit­down tablesand a

quiet roomfor mumstofeed

their babies or for children to

play.

Gareth said they were

pleased their hospitality

businessesand home were

now in the one town and they

were able to puttheir skills to

best use after lots of lockdown

planning. Gareth is abarista

and cook, while Jamieisa

qualified chef.

He saidthe food would

caterfor keto, non­dairy and

gluten freeappetitesand

there wouldbenoextra

charge for almond or soy milk

in coffees.

The couple hopetoalso hire

the cafeout for special events,

like birthdaysand parties, or

for cocktails. They are

adapting to customers’needs.

One Ninety Nineopenson

Mondayfrom 6.30am until

11am, thenfrom 6.30am­3pm

Tuesdays to Fridaysand 7am

to 2pm on Saturdays.

A range of courses at Ara Institute

of Canterbury are fees-free from 1

July, thanks to the government’s new

Targeted Training and Apprenticeships

Fund (TTAF).

Launched to aid New Zealand’s

economic recovery following the

Covid-19 pandemic, theTTAFprovides

$320M of funding for training and

apprenticeships in keyareas.

At Ara, eligible courses include

certificates and diplomas inhealth and

wellbeing, engineering, architectural

technology, quantity surveying,

construction management, commercial

road transport andconstruction-related

trades.

The funding is available for courses

started and completed between 1July

2020 and31December2022 andapplies

to both full-time and part-time study.

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and$6500.

Accessing TTAFfees-free study is easy:

applicants simply enrol for aneligible

course anddon’t payany fees.

Dennis Taylor, Head of Trades at Ara

says theinstitute welcomesany initiative

or funding that promotes and advances

trades as asound career pathway.

“Solid pre-employment programmes

and a partnership approach to fully

supported on-the-job training will help

ensure asecure future across the trades

we teach.”

He adds: “People still need to choose

a pathway of interest though – one

that will see them succeed, enjoy their

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Speed limit signs to be installed outside schools

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Specialspeedlimit signsare to

be installed outside Ashburton

district schools, costing

somewhere between$1.4

million and$230,000.

Activevariable signs

controlledbyschools at peak

times arethe mostexpensive

option whilestatic variable

signsare the cheapest.

Ashburton District Council

staff are abouttoauditall

schools in the district to see

which signssuitbest. It maybe

thatactive signs are on country

andopen roads, while static

signs are for schools in

populated areas.

Thesigns are part of aspeed

limit reviewconducted this

year by council.Several schools

lobbiedfor reduced speeds at

their gates, including

Longbeach, Lagmhor,

Ashburton Christian and Mount

Somers Springburn.

Speed limits willchangein

manypartsofthe district, with

somesubdivisions to go to

40km/h.

Thelimits have changedon

roadsonthe outskirts of

populatedareas,reflectingthe

growth of urbanareas.

Infrastructure Services

Committee chairman Stuart

Wilson saidcouncil had

received 257 submissions as

part of the review,heardin

person frommany people, and

thenspent halfaday discussing

outcomes.

Theyset schoolzone speed

limits of 60km/h outsiderural

schools and 40km/h outside

urban schools. Thevariable

signs can be turned on by

schools at drop off and pick up

times, withthe speed limit

returningtonormal outside

school hours.

Active illuminated signs will

flash duringcritical periods.

Roading engineerMartinLo

said it was possible forschools

to have amix of static, variable

and flashing signs, with the

priceinbetweenthe highest

and lowest options.

The speedlimitchangeswill

go to afull council meeting for

approval thentoLand

InformationNew Zealand to be

gazetted; the newlimits then

become legaland new signs

costing around$120,000will be

installed around the district.

LIONSCLUBOF

ASHBURTON

Our firstmeeting,postCovid,

coincided withthe much

anticipated changeover night.

The evening meeting,atHotel

Ashburton, waspresided over

by Roger Paterson andwas a

great success.

There were over 90 attendees

with ahost of visitors from

otherLions clubs as wellas

District Governor EllenButson,

who addressed the meetingand

spoke about the achievements,

of recentprojects run by the

LionsClubofAshburton. She

also mentioned the strength of

the Lions Clubs within the Mid

Canterbury zone.

Our new member, Stuart

Geddes, sponsored by David

Stewart, and inductedbyGarth

Bateup, was warmly welcomed.

Stuart is thenew managerof

the MSA.

Thepresentation of awardsto

LionsGarth Madden and Jeff

King featured next.Garth

Madden was awarded the Lloyd

Roger Paterson.

Morgan Honorary Awardfor

longstanding service to the

Lions ClubofAshburton. Jeff

King was the recipient of the Ed

Von TunzelmannAward for his

huge contribution to club

projects.

StewartDunlop reportedon

Meals on Wheels being full

steam ahead. Bruce Ferriman

reported on thisyear’s club

Charity Golf Tournament which

will be held on Thursday,

October 8.

Graham Smithadded that the

proceeds would be going to the

ChrisRuthCentreTrust

supporting thedisabled andthe

Mountain Bike Park Ashburton

project.

Graham also stated that

proceedsfromthisyear’s

PlayhouseRaffle would go to

Riding for the Disabled.

RodGreen outlined the

support for Tony Todd’sBike

Riding Hospice Fund Raiser

and the surprising amount of

money raised. Having our Lions

Clubparticipate was the icing

on the cake fromTony’s pointof

view.

Roger Paterson, whohas

done an outstandingjob in this

role, will continue as president

for the next12months. Roger

presented averyfull and

detailed report to themeeting.

Thenew board for the coming

year was introduced to the

meeting as part of the

changeover proceedings.

Ournext meetingwill be on

Wednesday August5atHotel

Ashburtonstartingat6.30pm.

ASHBURTON GOLF

CLUB 9­HOLERS

After several weeks of cold,

rainy mornings, the weather

finally co­operated andwe

enjoyed playing on Thursday

July 9. We had only been able to

play once in thepreviousfive

weeks.

Three different trophies

were combined as we try to

catch up ­not only after

lockdown, but also afterlosing

four weeks due to the rain.

Marion Marshall Trophy (Net),

Jean Drummond(Putting) and

Heather Smith (Stableford).

Winner of an Accountantnz

Voucher for best net(35) and

stableford (19) was Peter

Stechman.Winner of aclub

voucher for putting (on

countback)was Maryanne

Urquhart (14).

Runnersupwere Oliver

Prince and Helen Argyle ­net

(36)and stableford(18) and

Michael Smith,putting (14) on

countback.

On July 16 ­weather

permitting­Dick Hansen is

organising astableford round

with hiddenholes, sponsored

by NetherbyPharmacy.OnJuly

23,Match Play sponsored by

Accountantnz.

ASHBURTON MSA

PETANQUECLUB

ClubMixed Drawn Doubles

Winners: Johnny Wrightand

Neville Bensdorp.Second:

Bernice Lairdand Richard

Browne. Third: Karen

Bensdorp andJonathan Crum.

Club Under 70sDrawn

Doubles

Winners: Christine Carr and

Jonathan Crum. Second: Adair

Jones and Bernice Laird.

Third: Nicky Fodenand

ShelaghField.

Club 70 andOver Drawn

Doubles

Winners: Betty King, Johnny

Wright. Second: Mavis

Thompson, Colin Jones.Third:

MickLittle, PeterMarriott.

CYCLING RESULTS

Andrew Falloon

MP for Rangitata

I’m availablethrough

my offices:

AshburtonOffice

81 Harrison Street, Ashburton

03 3087510

rangitatamp@parliament.govt.nz

Timaru Office

139Stafford Street, Timaru

03 6831386

rangitatamp@parliament.govt.nz

Youcan also contactmedirecton:

andrew.falloon@parliament.govt.nz

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers - July 11,

number 4training ride.

First home Don Sutton 26m 43s, 2nd

Michelle Knight 26m 44s, 3rd Don Morrison

26m 44s, 4th Emma Hudson 26m 45s, 5th

Ross Templeton 26m 45s, 6th Andrew Shepherd

26m 46s, 7th Lucy Kirwan 27m 26s 8th,

Brian Ellis 27m 27s, 9th Richard Kirwan 25m

59s, 10th Nick Grijns 26m 00s, 11th Matt

Marshall 26m 01s, 12th Doug Coley 26m 09s,

13th Colin Teahan 28m 56s, 14th Brent

Hudson 28m 16s, 15th Ross Proctor 28m 57s,

16th Liz Wylie 28m57s, 17th Steven Hands

22m 19s F/T, 18th Rob Hooper 24m 51s, 19th.

Kristine Marriott 24m 51s, 20th Wayne Clement

22m 22s 2f/t, 21st Tony Ward 22m 22s, 3f/t

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53s, 25th Andy Skinner 30m 27s, 26th Debbie

Skinner 30m 27s, 27th Allan Johns 30m 28s, 28th

Kevin Opele 23m 49s 5f/t, 29th Nigel Leary DNF.

Phone Mary todayon308 7664

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Back on home turf

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

HockeyNZhigh performance

network coach Aaron Ford was

back on home turf this week

taking premiergrade’s best

playersthrough their paces at a

trainingsession.

The former Ashburton

Collegealumnitook up his new

role in February, arole

designed to be aconnector

between the community and

high performance for players,

coaches and umpires. His patch

covers the South Island.

Ford broughttalented

playersdown to NBS Ashburton

HockeyTurf Monday from their

usual training base in

Christchurch to showcase and

share the workdone in training.

Coachesand officials from

the Mid Canterbury Hockey

fraternity were invited to get up

close and to watch and learn.

Men trained for an hourand

were followed on the turf by

elite female players.

Among those at the training

were BlackSticksgoalkeeper

GeorgeEnersen,striker Jessie

Anderson and anumber of NZ

development squadplayers.

Ford grew up in ahockey

playingfamily in Ashburton.

His family was associated

with the Collegians Hockey

Club, with dad Ross alocal

player and older brother Mark

also aCanterbury rep player.

Ford himself playedfor

Hockey highperformance network coach Aaron Ford (left) with

Black Sticksgoalkeeper George Enersen at the NBS Ashburton

Hockey Turf.

Canterbury Under 18 and

Under21teams, and in his last

year at collegestarted playing

club hockey for Harewood.

Three ACL ruptures cut short

his playing career at the age of

29 and he made the move into

coaching.

His first coaching job was at

Christchurch Girls’ and he has

since progressedtomen’s,

women’s and age groupteams

at both regionaland national

level.

The 39­year­old, afather of

two, said he was full time with

hockey these days and enjoying

the opportunities that came

with it.

‘‘I love working with the

players and preparing and

playing in tournaments.’’

Ford said he had been

backtothe Ashburton turf a

number of times since his

early playing days.

‘‘I only actually playedon

the turf for the first six

months after it was built.

‘‘It’s anice turf, agreat

facility for Ashburton, and a

lot more shelteredthan the

new turf at Nga PunaWai in

Christchurch.’’

Football Fern Annalie Longo with budding footballers (from left)

Libby Brockhurst, 6, Hayley Hoare, 9, Indiana Bennett, 7, Ella

Raharuhi, 6, and Molly Farquhar, 8, at last week’s female­only

training session.

Girls enjoy footy training

Young footballers enjoyed a

female­only training day last

week with Football Fern

Annalie Longo and Canterbury

Pride head coach Alana Gunn.

Agood turnout of 35 girls,

aged from six to 15, were taken

through their paces on

Ashburton Domain pitches.

Players practised drills and

skills and enjoyed mini games

in junior and senior groups.

Annalie Longo, who is also

Mainland Football’s women’s

development officer, said the

training day was about building

skills and knowledge of the

game and having fun.

In the smaller regions girls

often played in mixed teams,

but it was important to have a

girls­only environment, both in

terms of playing and on asocial

level.

The 29­year­old midfielder

said she was looking forward to

the 2023 Women’s World Cup,

which would be jointly hosted

by New Zealand and Australia

and boost the female game.


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SPORT

Ashburton Courier, July 16, 2020

21

Locals dominant at pickleball tourney

Ashburton players have proved

adominant force at the South

Island’s first everpickleball

tournament, picking up eight

golds, sixsilversand five

bronze medals.

Karen Bishop teamed up with

husbandDavidto win the

mixedsuper competitionand

then with Adrienne Mitchell to

win thewomen's superdoubles.

Fellowlocals Donald

Shearerand John Roy won the

men's super doubles, Tessa

McCann wonthe women’s

singles andAdam Bisley the

men’s singles.

McCann teamed up with her

father Neil to winsilver in the

mixed open competition.

Therewerealsosilver

medals for David Bishopand

Shyamal Ram in the men’s open

doubles, forNeil McCanninthe

men’s singles and Jane

Brosnahan in thewomen’s

singles.

Other medals went to players

from PickleballHawkes Bay

(six golds and fivesilvers),

Pickleball AucklandCentral

(six bronzes), Pickleball

Kerikeri (twosilvers and three

bronzes) and Snells Beach (one

silver).

Tournament organiser

Ruben Garcia said theMid

Canterbury Winter Classic was

abig success.

All competitors commented

on how the inaugural South

Island tournament had raised

the bar and wasnow the best

tournamentinNew Zealand, he

said.

‘‘Fromour use of technology,

Karen and David Bishop teamed up to win the mixed super

competition.

to streamlining gameresults

and making them immediately

available online for everyoneto

follow, throughto ourschedule

format and tournamentdinner,

thethree day event was

spectacular.’’

Ashburton made astrong

statement and thetournament

had put the town on themap as

theplacetogotofor

competitive pickleball.’’

Thetournamentfeaturedthe

finals on Sunday,followed by

medalpresentations and

sponsored cash prizes.

TheMid CanterburyWinter

Classic will return to EA

Networks Centre next year and

will runfrom July 16­18.

Talented tennis player Tessa

McCann won the women’s

pickleball singles competition.

John Roy and Donald Shearer were the men's super doubles

winners.

Men’s singles winner Adam Bisley.

SPORTS DRAW

RUGBY

The draw for Saturday -

Seniors – Luisetti Seeds Watters Cup:

Celtic Darryl Phillips Motor v Southern Stu

Tarbotton, Celt1, 2:30pm HGrant, JO’Connor,

N Forbes. Methven v Rakaia, Methv1,

2:30pm K Faalogo, S Bennett, M Southby.

Hampstead bye

Senior B–Michael Duff Memorial Trophy:

Celtic Kellys Café &Barr vSouthern Wholesale

Seeds, Celt1, 12:45pm J O’Connor.

Collegiate v Mt Somers, Coll1, 2:30pm C

Kelland. Methven vRakaia, Methv1, 12:45pm

SBennett.

Senior Women: Kaiapoi RFC vAshburton

Celtic RFC TBC.

Combined Colts: Celtic/SouthernEuroAgri/NPD

v BDI, Celt2, 12:45pm N

Forbes. Waihora vMethven/Rakaia, Rhodes

Park Tai Tapu3, 1:00pm.

1st XV UC Championship: Lincoln vMC

Combined, Lincoln 1:00pm.

Under 18 Combined: Prebbleton vMCRU

Alps, Prebl2 12:30pm.

Under 16 Combined: MCRU Alps v

Waihora, Methven2, 1:00pm P Everest.

MCRU Plains vRolleston, Coll1, 1:15pm G

Jopson.

Under 14.5 Combined: West Melton v

MCRU Plains, West Melton2, 11:00am.

MCRU Alps vLincoln, Methven3, 1:15pm G

Barr.

Under 13: Celtic v Southern/Tinwald,

Celtic3, 1:00pm Club Referee. Collegiate v

AllentonSmallbones, Coll1, 12:00pmJRobinson.

Methven v Celtic/Rakaia, Methven3,

12:00pm MTuilaepa.

Under 11.5: Celtic White v Southern,

Celtic3A, 12:00pm. Collegiate Cates Grain &

Seeds vCeltic Green, Coll2, 12:00pm. Methven

Black vRakaia, Methven2A, 12:00pm C

Marshall. Methven White vHampstead, Methven2B,

12:00pm LBell.

Under 10: Celtic Green v Allenton

Trembath Construction, Celtic4, 12:00pm.

Celtic White v Southern, Celtic4, 1:00pm.

Methven Black v Hampstead, Methven4,

12:15pm. Methven Red vRakaia, Methven4,

1:15pm. Methven White vTinwald Ace Automotive,

Methven5, 12:15pm.

Under 9: Celtic v Southern, Celtic3B,

12:00pm. Methven v Rakaia, Methven5,

1:15pm.Tinwald Moore Mechanical vAllenton

Engineering Solutions, Tinwald3, 1:00pm.

Collegiate/Hampstead Regent Cinema bye.

Under 8: Celtic White v Southern, Celtic2A,

11:45am. Collegiate/Hampstead v

Methven/Mt Somers, Coll2, 1:00pm. Methven

v Rakaia, Methven4, 11:30am. Tinwald NZ

Farmers Livestock v Allenton Alpine View,

Tinwald4, 1:15pm. Celtic Green bye.

Under 7: Celtic v Southern White, Celtic2B,

11:45am. Collegiate Ashburton Crane

Hire vMethven/Mt Somers, Coll3, 12:30pm.

Methven vRakaia, Methven5, 11:30am. Tinwald

B NZ Livestock v Allenton Maroon

Allenton Auto, Tinwald4, 12:30pm. Tinwald O

Skip 2 It Flooring Xtra v Southern Blue,

Tinwald1A, 12:30pm. Allenton Gold Young

Electrical bye.

Under 6:Celtic Green vSouthern Red,

Celtic1A, 12:00pm. Celtic White vSouthern

White, Celtic1B, 12:00pm. Collegiate Cranefield

Glass v Mt Somers, Coll3, 1:15pm.

Methven Black v Hampstead, Methven1A,

12:00pm. Methven White v Rakaia, Methven1B,

12:00pm. Tinwald Alluvial Black v

Allenton Gold Ashburton Plumbing Services,

Tinwald1A, 1:15pm. Tinwald Cranfield Glass

B v Allenton Maroon Sparrow Family, Tinwald1B,

1:15pm. Tinwald Canvas Orange v

Southern Blue, Tinwald1B, 12:30pm.

HOCKEY

The draw for July 17 to July 22 -

Friday 17 July

Kiwi Sticks (Yr 5and 6) no play.

1st Grade Women, 6pm Wakanui v

Hampstead Blue (Hampstead, Methven). 7.15

pm Hampstead vMethven (Wakanui, Hampstead

Blue).

Just Hockey SSL Div 1Boys, Marist Park

@StBedes, 7.10 pm Ashburton College 1st

XI v Christ's College 2nd XI (Umpires

supplied).

Saturday 18 July

Mini Sticks No play

Senior Women, Ash NBS 1.00 pm

Wakanui vTGHS 1st XI (J Gray ,tbc).

Senior Men, Ash NBS 2.40 pm Wakanui v

Northern Hearts (tbc, MMarshall).

Sunday 19July

2nd Grade Girls, Ash NBS 1.40 pm

Tinwald vCraighead Wakanui Snr Women,

Wakanui (bye).

1st Grade Men, 4.00 pm Tinwald Black v

Hampstead Lowcliffe (Allenton, Tinwald

Orange). 5.25 pm Wakanui v Hampstead/

Wakanui (Tinwald Black, Hampstead Lowcliffe).

6.50 pm Allenton v Tinwald Orange

(Wakanui, Hampstead/Wakanui).

Monday 20 July

2nd Grade Boys, draw unknown.

Tuesday 21 July

Kwik Sticks (Yrs 7&8) 4.00 pm Methven

v Tinwald Foothills (tbc). 5.15 pm Wakanui

Blue/Collegians v Allenton (tbc). 6.30 pm

Wakanui Black vTinwald Orange (tbc).

Wednesday 22 July

Just Hockey SSL Div 2 Girls Nunweek

Park 26.10 pm Ashburton College 1st XI vSt

Margaret's College White (Umpires supplied).

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• Substantial,quality

home with stunning

waterfront views

•Well designed interior

with walk in pantry

•Superboutdoor

entertaining with

access to private

jetty&canals

•Modern, large

townhouse

•Extra spacious living

•Indoor outdoor living

paramount

•Qualitydesign&

privacy

SetSale:7July 2020 @

2PMUnless Sold Prior

$PBN BIR

$719,000 -$739,000

View By Appointment

$PBN BIR

$469,000 -$499,000

View By Appointment

First Home Buyers From 10% Deposit $201pw (Conditions apply)

4 3 2

98 George St (T302)

•Great property fora

firsthome buyer or

investor

•Open plan living.

•Private entertainers

deck

•Easy caresection

•Situatedonthe

Westside of Tinwald

in aquiet street

Offers Over $239,000

View By Appointment

3 1 0 First Home Buyers From 10% Deposit $293pw (Conditions apply)

4 1 2

Proud supporters of the HeartFoundation of NewZealand! Wedonatefromevery property sold!

3 2 2

4AndrewSt (W695)

•Modernised open

plan kitchen/dining,

largeliving area

•French doors into

spacious lounge

•Modern bathroom

with walkin shower

•Large bedrooms,

with French doors &

patios. Spa pool

$PBN BIR

$349,000 -$379,000

View By Appointment

Manager/Sales Consultant

Trevor Hurley

0275 435 799

Sales Consultant

Manu Otene

022 308 6885

Sales Consultant

Linda Cuthbertson

0274087965

Sales Consultant

Coming Soon!

Sales Consultant

Stephen Watson

027 433 9695

Sales Consultant

Julie Srhoy

021 354 885

Sales Consultant

Deborah Roberts

0210752180


SATURDAY 18TH JULY

147 McMurdo Street, Tinwald 10:00-10:30am 4 1 2 AHB22766

366A Burnett Street, Ashburton 10:00-10:30am 3 2 2 AHB22818

38 Cox Street, Ashburton 10:00-10:30am 3 1 1 AHB22809

70 Melcombe Street,Tinwald 10:45-11:15am 3 1 2 AHB22811

75 Bridge Street,Ashburton 10:45-11:15am 2 1 2 AHB22813

5Miller Avenue, Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 3 1 1 AHB22840

100 Princes Street,Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 4 1 3 AHB22836

15 Cameron Street, Methven 11:00-11:30am 3 1 1 AHB22485

15 Millichamp Street, Ashburton 11:15-11:45am 2 1 2 AHB22767

98 Pages Road, Ashburton 11:15-11:45am 4 2 2 AHB22698

119a Racecourse Road, Ashburton 11:30-12:00pm 4 2 2 AHB22588

86a Grey Street,Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 3 1 1 AHB22839

157 Wilkins Road, Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 4 2 6 AHB22748

8Ascot Place, Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 3 1 1 AHB22712

59 Middle Road, Ashburton 12:45-1:15pm 2 1 2 AHB22842

17 GrayStreet, Hinds 1:00-1:30pm 2 1 2 AHB22728

7McElrea Place, Ashburton 3:00-3:30pm 3 1 1 AHB22732

Open Home

86a Grey Street, Ashburton

3 2 2

SUNDAY 19TH JULY

NO OPEN HOMES TODAY

*Awaiting clear title (settlement will be 10 working days

after issue of clear title)

*3double bedrooms (master with walk in robe &ensuite)

*Open plan entertainers kitchen with spacious living

*double internal access garage

*Stylish throughout, with careful consideration given to

functionality

*EXCLUDES: Blinds, curtains, drapes

SetDate of Sale

closing 21 July 2020, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday12:00 -12:30pm

Kim Miller

027 236 8627

Jarrod Ross

027 259 4644

Amust viewtotake inall on offer at this impressive home

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22839

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA2008)

View our listings online at: rwashashburton.co.nz

Open Home

5Miller Avenue, Ashburton

3good sized bedrooms. Spacious open plan living area, with

compliant log fire. Great sized section, well fenced.On anice

quiet street on the west side of Town.

Currently tenanted at $365 per week (Fixed term tenancy

until 31 March 2021)

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22840

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDateofSale

closing 24 July 2020, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday11:00 -11:30am

4 1 2

Jarrod Ross

027 259 4644

Open Home

7McElrea Place, Ashburton

3 1 2

100 Princes Street, Ashburton

4 1 3

*Private viewings ONLY-Saturday&Sundayatthis point

*3bedrooms plus conservatory

*Open plan kitchen, dining, sunken lounge

*Separate laundry, toilet &family sized bathroom

*Single internal access garage

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22732

Mid CanterburyReal Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

ForSale

$372,000

View

Saturday3:00 -3:30pm

Kim Miller

027 236 8627

*4 bedroom family home

*Open plan kitchen/dining through double sliders tothe

lounge

*Double garage plus separate single garagewithworkshop

and woodshed. Compliant log burner installed 2018.

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22836

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDate Of Sale

closing 22 July 2020, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday11:00 -11:30am

BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

Jill Quaid

Manager

027 437 6755

RichardQuaid

Sales Consultant

027 454 4745

Kim Miller

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

ChrissyMilne

Sales Consultant

027 290 6606

Margaret Feiss

Sales Consultant

021 751 009

ShirleyFitzgerald

Sales Consultant

027 220 1528

Denise McPherson

Sales Consultant

027 242 7677

Cheryl Fowler

Sales Consultant

027 461 2614

Armand vander Eik

Sales Consultant

021 597 527

Lynne Bridge

Sales Consultant

027 410 6216

Mike Grant ncre

Sales Consultant

021 272 0202

Mark Totty

Sales Consultant

021 664 113

BruceMcPherson

Sales Consultant

027 438 4250

Justin Waddell

Sales Consultant

027 437 1111

JarrodRoss

Sales Consultant

027 259 4644

RogerBurdett

Sales Consultant

021 224 4214

96 TancredStreet, Ashburton 03 307 8317 Main Road,Tinwald 03 307 8317

rwashburton.co.nz

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24 Ashburton Courier, July 16, 2020

Water reforms cost

The Ashburton District Council

is hoping to see more

informationabout the

Government's plansonwater

reform, afterthe Prime Minister

announcedthat$761million

would be invested to help

upgrade the country's three

waters infrastructure.

AshburtonDistrictMayor Neil

Brown said with tighter

regulations coming into place for

the country'sdrinking, waste and

stormwaster services, many

councils and their communities

werefacing increased costs.

‘‘The Government's funding

announcement recognisesthe

financialchallenges councils are

increasingly dealing withasthey

maintain and in manycases,

upgrade their threewaters

infrastructure.For many

TRADE &SERVICES

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

Need help with BOOKKEEPINGor

ADMINISTRATIONSUPPORT?

Youdidn’tgointobusiness to do the

books, butwedid!

Let’shaveachatovercoffee andsee howIcan help

Silvia Haddock 027 2169478

silvia@bradleyrural.co.nz l solutionsbusiness.co.nz

ACTION SANDBLASTING

LIMITED

FOR: Mobile Sandblasting

Painting

OF: Structural Steel

Trailers

Farm Machinery

Car Parts

Shipping Containers

Concrete, Brick Rendering

Free quotes -Competitive rates

Phone Kurt 027 332 4549 or Neil 0274 362 900

councils, particularlyinsmaller

rural areas, this fundingwill be a

tremendous boost.

‘‘Weare quite fortunateinthe

Ashburton District that the

council has been so proactiveat

upgrading ourinfrastructure.’’

The Prime Minister said

councilswouldneed to sign up to

the Government's widerwater

reformsbefore theycouldaccess

the $761million.

‘‘I'm looking forward to seeing

further details aboutwhat the

Government's plans are forwater

reform and what that might mean

for ourdistrict,’’ Mr Brownsaid.

‘‘Safe drinking water and

effective waste and storm water

servicesare vital to our quality of

life, no matter whereyou live,so

thisissomething we will

continuetofollow very closely.’’

House fire info wanted

Haveyou hadanaccidental

house fireinthe pastfive years?

Researchers from the injury

prevention research unitatthe

University of Otago are

conducting astudytoinvestigate

the behaviours and experiences

of peoplewho havebeen involved

in an accidentalhousefire.

Both in NewZealandand

internationally there has been

very littleresearch investigating

how andwhy people behavein

response to house fires. This is

despitethe factthathousefires

are the leading cause of firerelated

injuries andfatalities.

Theresearchersare

particularlyinterestedintalking

to anyone whosustained an

injury because of ahousefire.

However,they are also

interestedintalking to people

whohavehad experiencewith

anysort of house fire,ranging

fromsmall stovetop firestothose

thatresultedinextensive

structuraldamage.

In addition,they wouldlike to

hear frompeople whocontacted

Fireand Emergency services

aboutthe fire as wellasthose

whodid not.

Allinformation collectedfor

thisstudy will be keptcompletely

confidential to the researchers

andwill be securely stored in a

de­identified manner.

If you wouldlike to take partin

the study or would liketoknow

more,please contact Dr Amy

Richardson:amy.

richardson@otago.ac.nz,

0212790734.

2292938

2288454

2281993

BUILDER – specialising in

home renovations and

repair work. We also do

decks, fences and retaining,

plastering and painting,

gardening, landscaping

and tree removal. Call

Gavin 021 267 1979.

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478 or

Cawte 027 418 7955.

CARPET 2You -For all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill 0274 914 210

CARPET cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

THE Courier is the best way

to advertise in Mid Canterbury.

Ask anyone who

regularly advertises with us

and they’ll tell you, they get

results.

SPACE available for next

weeks Courier -bequick!

Talk to us about your advertising

requirements. Phone

308 7664 or call into our

office at 199 Burnett Street,

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

CHIMNEY sweep - For a

professional service call

Dan McKerrow Chimney

Sweep and Repairs on 021

118 7580.

CHIMNEY Sweep. It’s time to

start thinking about it.

Camera inspection carried

out and full inspection

checklist is left for you. Call

Allan 027 209 5026

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, set up -wireless -

networks, spyware clean

up. On-site day or evening.

Low fees. Call Robin Johnstone,

Networks Firewalls

& PC’s Ltd, 308 1440 or

027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

and industrial pest control

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 8147 or 027 432

5447.

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609

TRADE &SERVICES

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307 1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

INTERIOR

PLASTERING

New or existing,

level 4finish, full skim

plaster or repairs

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2291359

LEGAL work -Phone Peter

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

house sales, purchases

and refinances. Will call at

home evenings for wills,

enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Doors

and More. Ph 027 516 7104

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.

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PAINTING wallpapering,

plastering - No job too

small. Interior, exterior.

Professional, prompt, competitive

service. Phone

Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton

on 021 878 794 or

307 7289.

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

TV Reception Specialists for

all your digital freeview

installations and repairs,

TV wall mounting, Smart

TV set-up, home theatre

installation. Call John at

Ashburton TV &Audio Ltd

03 308 7332 or 027 277

1062.


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TractorDriver Required

B&WLoweContracting Ltd arecurrently seeking

experienced machinery operators forthe 2020-2021

silageseason.

Applicants must:

•Behonest,reliable and conscientious

•Haverelevantmachineryexperience

•Becapable of working unsupervised

SITUATIONS VACANT

CASUAL STORE PERSON

Ashburton

Luisetti Seeds is asignificant provider of grain and

seedboth nationallyand internationally.

Opportunityhas arisenforaCasualStore Person at

ourAshburtonsite.

Keyresponsibilitieswill include:

• Assistingwith theintake anddispatchfunctions

includinggeneralyardduties

• Operating modern seed cleaning, treating and

mixing plants

• Opportunity to progress into a peramanent

position forthe rightapplicant

You will have aproven history of: reliability and

punctuality, efficient time management skills,

working solo and inateam environment, being a

self-starter, able towork toadeadline, attention

to detail, working well under pressure and an

enthusiastic manner.

A willingness to work extended hours when

required and a friendly customer focused

personality would be desirable. Seed cleaning

experience, knowledge of agriculture and forklift

licencewould be an advantage butisnot essential.

On sitetrainingwill be provided.

Remuneration to reflect the applicants experience

and ability.

Applications should detail recent relevant

experience, qualifications and references.

Applications will be treated and viewed in

confidence. Please apply to:

Luisetti Seeds Ltd

PO Box77

Rangiora7440

Attention: KarenVan Staden

or admin@luisettiseeds.co.nz

Mid-CanterburyRural Support

Trust Wellness Co-ordinator

(Permanent Contract Role)

We are looking for aperson to fulfil the role of first

contact with the Mid Canterbury Rural Support

Trust.

Our organisation provides aservice tothe rural

community for support whether the problem is

farming, financial, family, employment or adverse

event.

The role:

• Answering and manningthe RST 0800 helpline

• Ensuring requests/enquires areresponded to and

escalatedasrequired

• Maintain and develop communication channels/

networks/relationships with key groups

• Organise seminars/workshops/meetings/training

as required

This position requires a person with a high

sensitivityand respectfor confidentialityalong with

knowledge and experienceoffarming and the rural

community

Theposition is for40hours per month and maysuit

ajob sharesituation.

Forajob description, moreinformation, or to apply

please email cover letter and CV to

rst.treasurer.midcanterbury@gmail.com

by 31 July 2020

Please email us foranapplication form:

williamlowe@farmside.co.nz

2293021

2295275

2295666

CATERER

TheAshburtonGolf

Club invites interested

persons to apply for

the position of selfemployedcaterer.

This includes catering

formen’s and women’s

club days,course

bookings and the option

of catering forlarge

tournaments.

Forfurther information

please contactthe club

on 03-308-6371 or

email your

CV to admin@

ashburtongolf.co.nz.

2293665

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

SELL

HOUSE Lot, second hand

aluminium windows.

Includes abay window. Any

interest? Ph 027 587 1754

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askabout our

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinderfilled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

2281802

2281955

GARDEN SUPPLIES

BRIDGE Street Nursery has

moved. Now trading as

Paul’s Garden Nursery at

101 Harrison Street,

Allenton, Ashburton.

Entrance on Clark Street.

13 varieties of seed

potatoes and fresh free

range eggs available.

Phone Paul 0272 781 354.

Open 7days.

GARDENERS specials.

Sheep manure $5 bag. Pea

Straw $5 bale. Medium

square Linseed Straw $35

bale. Call Alan 027 496

7136 or Ian 027 286 3697

with your order. A Hinds

Lion’s project.

PEA STRAW Medium straw

bales for sale $50 per bale.

Linseed medium squares

$50 per bale. ph

02040233792

POULTRY

PULLETS Laying. Sell; black

buff, blue orpingtons, silver

laced wyandottes, speckled

sussex, beautiful, purebred,

quiet birds. Phone 03

308 1614

HIRE

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

8155 for abooking.

MEETINGS

Hampstead Softball Club

AGM

Tuesday 21st July, 6.30 pm

Devon Tavern

Current &new members very welcome

Any enquiries

Dave Waaka 027 351 9769

Mid Canterbury Independent Irrigators Inc.

Wednesday 22 July 2020

7pm

Federated Farmers Boardroom (upstairs)

163 West Street, Ashburton.

Speakers -Sarah Richard and Ben Howden

from Irricon.

Topics -developments in ECan irrigation

consenting process

-nutrient budget updates and pitfalls

Grey PowerAshburton

Monthly Meeting

Monday, July20 th

2pm

at the Seniors Centre

Speaker:

Lorraine -Manager

Princes Court

All welcome

Advertising

that works!

Talk to Jann or

Karentodayabout

ways youcan reach

potential customers

or advertising with

thatspecial difference

-professional service

with asmile.

Phone:308 7664

199 Burnett St,Ashburton

2295332

FRUIT &PRODUCE

POTATOES Nadine and

Agria. $1.50 per kilo. Phone

308 3195 or 027 531 9103.

81 Elizabeth Street.

FIREWOOD

DRY old man pine. 3or6m 3 ,

delivered to most of Mid

Canterbury. WINZ accredited.

Phone Rob 027 297

7563

WANTED TO BUY

METAL, heavy etc. Free

light-grade metal in-yard

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.

Ashburton Scrap

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford

Forest Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

GARAGE SALES

GREY Street, Saturday 18

July 9am - 12noon. Our

junk, your treasure. Abargain

for everyone.

2294353

2295497

AshburtonDemons

Softball Club

AGM

Weds,July 29th, 2020, 7pm,

AshburtonClub &MSA,

Main Hall.

Nominations can be sent

to ashdemons@gmail.com

Everyone welcome

2290568

FOR LEASE

AWESOME office space for

lease, rent or hire. Parklike

setting. Indoor and outdoor

areas. North West

town boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2289121

0800 58 78 22

STORAGE and space leasing

for vehicles, motorbikes,

bicycles, boats,

motorhomes, caravans,

tractors, trucks, trailers and

containers. Indoor, outdoor

or under cover. Call Peter

027 333 3626.

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401.

STORAGE:Secure self storage

units available, long or

short term. Ashburton Storage

Facilities. Contact us

on 0274 362 636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz

MID CANTERBURY

Realty

2279656

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Ashburton Courier, July 16, 2020

25

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

free health advice on what to do or wheretogoifyou

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...

Saturday18th July is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Sunday19th July is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road.

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.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

FEMININE Health & Wellness

Coach. Relax, unwind

with massage or Reiki.

Empower with tools for selfhypnosis,

weight management,

anxiety, meditation.

Phone/text 027 282 1585.

FOCUS Optometry - good

honest eye care, support

local. Phone 307 898 865.

Tancred Street, Ashburton.

www.nzfocusoptometry.co.

nz

MENTORING. For emotional

support, guidance, optimism,

goal setting, resilience.

Professional supervision,

call Pete Young, 307

7582/027 280 0889; email

plyoung@xtra.co.nz; web:

peteyoung.co.nz.

SOAPS, body butters, shampoo

bars. All natural, locally

made. Free delivery in Ashburton

township. Check out

Instagram or Facebook

lambellsoap or phone/text

Lara 021 046 1611

TAI CHI beginners class.

Wednesday 22 July at St

John’s (opposite Briscoes)

9.10am. All welcome, just

turn up. Ph 0274 987 225

HEALTH &BEAUTY

AndreGrob

Chiropractor

Tues 9am-5pm

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

Look out for your

copy every week!

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CARAVANS &TRAILERS

1995 Daihatsu 4 berth

campervan. Self contained.

Towbar, 2 awnings, metal

boot box, near new batteries,

tyres and califont, 3

way fridge, microwave, TV

plays DVD’s and can use

sky card. Plenty of storage.

New warrant and registration.

Well maintained. Sad

to sell but can no longer

use! $18,000 negotiable.

Ph 027 250 7425

PROPERTIES FOR SALE

PRIVATE Sale. New home,

warm, spacious open plan

living, 3bedrooms, 1bathroom,

2toilets, sunny NW

facing deck. Fully fenced.

Wheelchair suitable.

Allenton. Ph 022 150 0996

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Celebrating 30 years of Daffodil Day

on Friday28August

TheCancer Societyisselling beautiful

bunches of fresh daffodils

Please call our MidCanterburyCentretoorder

either abunch of 30 daffodils for$35 or 50

daffodils for$55. Daffodils willbedeliveredtoyour

business or home on Monday24August

WITH YOUR HELP THERE IS HOPE

Cancer SocietyMidCanterbury

Phone307 7691

(formerly SPCA)

Please returnany

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We areaccepting

kittens and cats.

Food donations

greatly appreciated.

Kindly sponsored by

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FARMING NOTICES

FOR Sale -Two and ahalf

month old, black, white and

tan eye dog pup. Parents

are natural workers. $150.

Ph 03 303 6134 or 027 470

1068

EDUCATIONAL

CJ’S Driving School -

Classes 1, 2 & 4,

Endorsements F & D,

Forklift, F&OSH, Dangerous

Goods. NZTA

approved course provider.

MITO & Competenz

Assessor. Locally owned.

Phone Christine 027 245

2563

PUBLIC NOTICE

RELIGIOUS NOTICES

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

TheRakaia Anglican vestrycalls aspecial meeting

to discuss the future of the leasedproperty at the

address 21 SycamoreAvenueBarrhill.

To be held 23 July 2020, 7.30 pm

St.Johns Anglican Church Barrhill

Allinterested parties welcome.

Treasurer Rakaia AnglicanParish,BruceJohnston

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how we can support you.

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227

8387.

ASHBURTON Society of

Arts Winter Show, Short

Street Studio. On now,

guest Jo Loughnan, and 16

local members exhibiting.

Weekends 11am - 4pm,

and Mondays and Wednesdays

when the sign is out,

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PHOTOGRAPHS

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