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Where there’s wool, there’s a
way to use it.
Pupils at Mt Somers
Springburn School have been
learning all about wooland its
The topic was reinforced by
The Wool Shed(ashipping
Mt Somers Springburn School pupils Isaac Giera (back left), Archie Rooney andMadaleine Roy, and
Caleb Greer (front) have beenlearning about the benefits of natural, sustainable wool.
container filled with
activities)onsite at the school
for two weeks and part of their
learning about farming and the
different economic uses of
resurgence in popularity and
used in clothing, carpets,
curtains and insulation.
It is also used in recreation:
one sheep fleece can produce
4kg of wooland be used to
cover 520 tennis balls. And it’s
All of the school’s 85 pupils
aged from Year1toYear 8
spent time learningfrom the
variousactivities inside the
shed. There was awork
booklet, videos and tools.
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It’s been alongtime coming,
buttrafficlights are set to be
installed at the WalnutAvenue/
Thetender to put in the lights
will go out later this year.
Ashburtonmayor Neil Brown
said he washappytherewas
now more certainty around the
confirmedafew months ago,
but the project was well
It was an important project
for Ashburtonand alot of work
had beendoneonit, he said.
Twoapplications to vary
existing road designations were
madetothe Ashburton council
in December 2013, one by New
ZealandTransport Agency in
relationtothe Walnut Avenue/
WestStreet intersection, and
theother by the Ashburton
councilinrelation to Walnut
Avenue and East Street.
Thework has been pushed
out by NZTA overthe last seven
MayorBrown said he
understood the projectalso
included lights at the Walnut
Theproposed changes were
to improve safetyand efficiency
of the local road and highway
operation of the two
intersections and therailway
Funding for trafficlights at
Roadand Agnes Streetin
Tinwald is alsoconfirmed, but
any workisfurther away.
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Good yarn spun for students
From Page 1
The Wool Shed is sponsored by PGG
Wrightson and provides pupils
handson learning, including taking
raw wool, carding it (removing the
knots with acomb) and spinning it
with adrop spindle to make yarn
(loose strands of wool twisted
together as astronger fibre).
Afew Mt Somers pupils also spent
time with PGG Wrightson wool buyer
Doug McKay who visited the school to
talk about wool.
Among those pupils were
Madaleine Roy, 12, Archie Rooney,
12, Caleb Greer, 11, and Isaac Giera,
They learned about the different
breeds of sheep and how their wool
was used for different things.
There was room for alot of crosssubject
learning with science, social
science, reading, mathematics and
science technology just afew of the
Romney sheep wool was often used
to make carpet or curtains and
Merino sheep wool was popularly
used for clothing; it was softer on the
skin than other rougher wools.
Wool was also used in pillows,
duvets and insulation and didn’t burn
until really hot temperatures.
It is also used in the aviation
industry with interior trimmings and
sound proofing, clothing such as
socks and nightware, uniforms for
military, fire and police personnel,
medical care with dressings and
bandages, and in PPE.
Madaleine and her Year 8
Wonderful wool ... Mt Somers Springburn School Year 4and 5pupils showthe
different stages of wool. Photo ToniWilliams
classmates chose to dye the wool
using natural products such as
beetroot, onion, walnuts, coffee and
gorse flowers as natural white wool is
easy to dye.
Wool is also waterproof and full of
lanolin which is good for cracked
The children also learned about
export destinations for New Zealand
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wool. China took 49.9 per cent of the
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Kingdom (eight per cent) and Italy
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And how aBanks Peninsula
farming couple had changed their
farm practice from cross bred sheep
to aclothing range producing merino
wool jerseys initially for schools to
fill aneed in the market.
Las Vegas glitz for college ball
Brianna Williams is among
hundreds of senior students
looking forward to tomorrow
night’s annual school ball.
The Year13dance student will
joinaround 400 Year 12 and 13
students for anight of glamand
glitz at the AshburtonTrustEvent
Centre, complete with ared carpet
It is Brianna’s secondand final
ball while sheisastudent at the
college, andone she is looking
forward to attending.
The ball, themed Fabulous Las
Vegas, will see theschool ball
led by Year 13 students Jacob Gray
Left: Brianna Williams checks out
donated ball gowns.
and LucyMooredeckout theevent
centre in red, blackand goldwith a
stylish casinostyleset up.
The band DoubleTalk,from
Timaru,will provide live
The college has more than 40 ball
gowns andanumber of suits to lend
students,which havebeen donated by
members of the college community;
some ball tickets have also been
donated by college parents.
There have alsobeen hair
appointments for students donated by
Wills Street willbetemporarily
closedfor the ball,toallow students
to arrive in stylishvehicles of their
choice. Members of the public will be
cheering them on as they arrive.
Burnetts work stories wanted
Former staff of Burnetts
transport and motor company,
their partnersand clientsare
beingurged to registerfor a
Burnetts Catch Up laterthis
Thecatch up, at the
Ashburton Racecourse on
September 5, is being
organised by ahandfulof
peoplekeen to hear, and
share,the workers’stories. It
is aBYO event,which costs $5,
with afternoon tea supplied.
Jane Naish, Maurice Wotton
and Carol Muckle say it’s a
reunion that has been talked
about and neededtohappen
while peoplewere still around
who could remember the days
working at the old Burnetts
They want to hearfrom
peoplewho worked at the
company, started by Bob
Burnett in 1927, andwas one of
Mid Canterbury’s biggest
employers in its time; in its
heyday nearly 300staffwere
employed and thecompany
had morethan100 vehicles.
of transport services including
carting of goods, aworkshop
and transport depot,petrol
pumps, earthmoving with
bulldozers, scrapers, loaders
and other heavymachinery.
In his time owner Bob
Burnett also owned acoal
Arestored International 3070 Burnetts Motors cattle truck and trailer on show at the Ashburton A&P
Showgrounds last year.
station. He remained a
company director during
until his retirementin1981, at
Mrs Naish said morethan
100 people had already
Francis, the daughter of Bob
However, she thought it was
unlikely the 20orso people
who had registered from
Australia would be able to
attenddue to Covid19.
Thepandemic had already
caused the date to be
rescheduled from midJuly
andorganisers were keen for it
to go ahead as there were afew
older crew looking forward to
Thetrio have spent the past
fewmonthstrying to track
people downand collate
photographs of the time to
show at the catch up.They are
also collecting stories–no
matter how small and are
keentohear from people
working in any of theyardsand
who they workedwithand
whatthey did at the time.
We want the workers’
stories, Mrs Naish said.
Anyone wanting to register,
or who has astory to tell, or
photographs from any of the
Burnetts operations in any of
can be loaned for copyingorbe
emailed can contact Mrs Naish
or by phone on 3082272 and
Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
Ashburton businesses will be
among thousands around the
country tobeurged to put up
scanandtrace posters forthe
Government’s Covid19 tracer
Health minister Chris
Hipkinsiswriting to all local
authorities, including the
Ashburton District Council and
mayor Neil Brown, asking them
to makesuretheir own
services are expected to have
the posters and business
leaders will also be contacted.
The uptake on Ashburton’s
EastStreet is currently low,
withjust threebusinesses in
one block displayingposters
with QR codes that people
using theapp can scan with
their phone. The app helps
peoplekeep adigital record of
their movements in the event
contacttracing is needed.
Mr Hipkinssaid Kiwis could
not afford to have covid fatigue
and constant vigilance was
‘‘Displaying and scanning the
QR codes is asmall act in the
fight againstcovid,’’ he said.
He said councils should make
businesses to have QR codes.
At Tuesday, there werejust
627,900registered app users.
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wishestoexpress on behalfofall ourclients
who receivefoodparcels, theirmost grateful
thanksfor the meat donatedbythe Meat the
The meat received adds such great value to
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The wonderful support from our farming
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you all so much.
On July 30 an article was in yourpaperabout
26. Youchose to put aphoto of an election
billboard within the article.The billboard was
of Judith Collinsand Gerry Brownlee andit
included thewords “partyvote National”.I
believeyou have crossedthe line.
Thestorywas awrap of the many things
political that had happened in aweek and the
photo intended to illustrate National had no local
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Catching up ... Chrissy Milne, MaxineChapman, Lynette Cameron, Pam Wiltshire,Blue Thomas, Helen Hands,Maxine
Hooper, Ali Robinson and Wendy Tobin recall stories and memoriesfrom their days working at the FlashAsh.
FlashAsh staff toast years of experience
BlueThomas has clocked up 40 years
workingatthe Hotel Ashburton,
commonly known as the FlashAsh in
the days of old.
Andlastweek he was joined by at
least eight former FlashAsh crew
who got together in the Turf Bar for a
long overdue catch up.
It was aluncheon filled with
storytelling, memories and laughter,
along with the odd tipple or two as
$20m boost gives council options
libraryand civiccentrewill give the
to progress otherprojects,including
future development at the EA
Ashburton mayorNeilBrown said
councilhad intended to borrow the
full amount forthe new $51.6mcivic
centre butwas now spending$20m
less thatmoneycouldbeused to
further stimulate the local economy
by bringing forwardother projects in
its longterm plan.
Council is also still waiting to hear
if its second bridge project will
attract governmentfunds as a
‘‘Wewere obviously borrowing the
whole amount forthe civic building.
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they recalledother workmates, and
theantics ofworkinginthe hospo
industry with manylate nights.
Organiser HelenHands worked at
thehotelfor 34 years and was keen
foragroup catch up, even if it was a
lunch at her home.
However the plan changed as more
people were keen toattend.
When The Courier arrived the
groupwas at nine with more still
This gives us choicesand we still
want to stimulate the economy, but
Oneofthe projectsinthe longterm
plan was to developplayingfieldsat
the EA NetworksCentre; an
extension to the stadium is also in the
Mr Brown said council was thrilled
with the Governmentmoney and
construction of the civic building
wouldcreate up to 500 jobs.
“Twenty milliondollars covers
more than athird of the project costs
whichisasignificant saving for our
community. We commend the
Government for investing in our
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who worked at the hotel for around 25
Between the group therewas
around 250 years of hospitality
experience working throughout the
restaurant, bars, kitchen,reception,
housekeeping and bottle store.
modernfacility, with spacefor a
children’s discoverycentre, teen
space, lounge andstudyareas, audio
and video recordingstudio, androom
forasmall performance area with
Detailed designs areinthe process
of being finalised, withtenders outin
September.Construction at the
Baring Square Eastsite expected to
Mr Brown said if construction
progressed to plan,the newbuilding
would be readyfor use in September
elementsand–in what is believed to
be afirstfor the country–will also
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Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
Aircraft here for
World War 2day
AshburtonAirportwill be abuzz
withWorldWar2 nostalgia on
August 20 when anumber of
aircraft from the era are
expected to fly in.
As well as the world’s only
airworthyAvro Anson MK1
bomber andaRussian fighter
Yak, Russell Brodie’s Tiger
Moth from Rangitata Island will
be dropping in, as well as a
replicaSpitfire and possiblya
somemembers would be
clothing andthe impressive
museumwould be showcased.
Asausage sizzle willrun at
the morningonly event, which
gets under wayfrom 9am.
Mr Janett said there had been
interest from people wanting
flights in the Yak and Avro
Ansons and their detailshad
been passed to flight
Trying out the new equipment are Ashburton District Council open spaces team members Laetitia
Smart (left) and Bernize Butters.
Exercise equipment in
has been installed in the
Eight exercise stations,
somewith dual purpose
workouts, have been set up in
the main playground area.
equipmentthat is seldom
usedand is also scattered far
Citizens group meeting
The Ashburton Citizens
Association has resumed
regular meetings after acovidenforced
The group held its annual
general meeting recently,
electing Greer Ricketts to the
chair, and is looking for more
Cr Diane Rawlinson, who
was involved with the group
prior to being elected to
council, said it was easier to
attract new members when
ratepayers had something to
challenge council about. In
her day it was over the
heritage centre and the
‘‘In times when council is
annoying everyone is when a
citizens group gets going and
pulls together. Iamnot saying
we are doing agood job but we
for Mill House
The owners of historicMillHouse at
Ashford Village have received $30,000
from the HeritageEQUIPprogramme for
The building hasundergone recent
renovations, but requires further bracing
work to reach structuralstrength
Mill House was recognised withalocal
blueheritage plaque, unveiled lastyear,
which marks itssignificancetothe
Mill House is owned by Richard and
ElizabethAshford and has beeninthe
Mrs Ashford saidshe was appreciative
of the heritage grant.
It would go some way towards the
completion of structuralstrengthening
work on the 112yearold building.
That work would ensurethe longevity
of the building andwould preserve it for
otherstoenjoy for the next100 years.
and wide in the large green
The new sturdyequipment
has been bolteddown on to
concrete pads and offers a
range of exercise disciplines.
Thereisamuscle buster that
will testarm strength,spin
bike, cross trainer and
equipment for leg raises, sit
are not getting resistance like
in the years when we formed
and fought some pretty big
Cr Rawlinson stood for
council in 2016 after her
involvement with the citizens
association and the Bridge
Action Group. She was
secretary and then chair for
The citizens group invited
Ashburton Hospital manager
Bernie Marra to speak at the
AGM and she said the hospital
was planning for an exciting
future, involving telehealth
specialist appointments and
more rural medicine
The citizens association’s
aims are to identify issues of
significance in the district and
encourage public discussion.
ups and vertical bar presses.
The equipmentcomes in at a
cost of $76,200 andhas been
set up in the playground to
while also watching children
Some of theequipment is
suitable foruse by older
An established supportgroup in
Ashburtonfor men and their families
who areliving with adiagnosis and
treatmentfor prostate cancer.
Partners arealso welcome to attend
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Organised by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ
Rangitata Island’s Russell Brodie and his Tiger Moth will be among
those at the Ashburton airfield on August 20.
Firearms owners invited to
air concerns at gun march
Mid Canterbury firearms
owners are being invitedto
march again on Saturday to
highlight their concerns about
the effect of newfirearms
said the group would meet at
the RSAat10am andwalk along
EastStreet to Moore Street,
before doubling backalong
WestStreet to agrassy area
opposite the AshburtonArt
Joining the gathering willbe
Council of LicensedFirearms
Owners spokespersonand now
ACT candidatefor Rongotai
She said the ArmsLegislation
by changinglicencerules that
hadworked perfectly well until
afew years ago. ‘‘Thelicence
rules worked, butitappears
thatpolice didn’t apply them
correctly to the Christchurch
shooter. The new rules will only
be as good as the people
Mr McDonald is asport pistol
shooter and said lawabiding
firearm owners were
concerned about theimpact of
someofthe gun laws imposed
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He said the lawsrequired all
there wasplenty of potential for
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Onceover for council projects
have beenspending time
touring Ashburton, visiting
places that have croppedupon
their decisionmaking agendas
recently or will do in the
This week, they donned hiviz
the CBD with senior staff,
checking outhow work is
progressing on the $15 million
Theupgrade has atwoyear
timeframe and startedat Cass
Street in January,with
and footpaths to lay new pipes
for water, wastewater and
other services.Some of those
footpathsare now sporting
new and permanent asphalt
layers, with rain gardens and
other features beingcreated
Burnett and Tancred streets
are movingtooneway traffic
with motoristsbeing asked to
bealert to the changes.
In abus drivenbyCrLeen
Braam last week,councillors
Industrial Estate and stopped
off at ACL’snew headquarters.
Other spots of interest
includedthe EA Networks
Centreand the Chinese garden
settlement on Allens Road.
At the Ashburton Domain
they weregreeted by staff, who
pointedout thenew adult
Ashburton District Councillors and senior staff check out future garden features on Cass Street.
near the children’s
playground.The domain is in
the spotlight next week, with
more than 100 submissions
received on alongterm
development plan which
AshburtonBowling Club to be
Once council adopts the
development plan, staff will
review some of themain
playground equipment. The
Runner returns to
US to race, study
TaongaMbambo is makinggood
strides with his studies and running
and has just returned to start his
second yearat university in the USA.
Theformer Ashburton College
student, atalented middleand long
distance runner, won an athleticsand
academic scholarship to La Salle
University in Philadelphia last year.
His first year of studies was cut
shortbythe coronavirus outbreak and
he returned home in March to
complete them online.
Taonga’s academic performance
and running prowess have both been
notedby collegeofficials and he has
returned to America with aspring in
‘‘I feel goodabout going back and
He said he was young, fit and
healthy and not unduly botheredby
the Covid19 situation.
His sophomore(secondyear) would
featureamix of online and inperson
lectures, butthere would be no
competitive runningfor afew more
‘‘Sporting competitions will be
reassessed in September, so I’llhave
to see what happens then.’’
Taonga, 19,isstudying for afouryear
and is both atrack and cross country
Since returning home in March he
has been staying fit and pounding the
streets of Ashburtontobuild up his
‘‘I’ve been running around 70 miles
(112km) aweekand I’mfeelinggood.’’
Taongasaid he suffered astress
fracturelast October,but had
recovered well aftersomegood
treatment andwas back running
within six weeks.
Parttimework in Ashburtonover
the last few weeks has helpedfund
somenew runningfootwear, and half
adozen pairs were crammed into his
suitcase ahead of his departure
playground are slides, swings
Some $209,000 has been
earmarked for the playground
Council staff are also making
improvements to the domain
pond edging, withhard and
Councillors were shown the
site of aplannednew domain
occupied by the bowling club)
as well as alternative sites
closerto the playground and
the paddling pool.
After lunch the councillors
inspected theart galleryand
museum building, which is
being repaired to stop leaks.
They also sawfirsthandthe
pollution from endangered
blackbilled gulls, who have
hunkered downover winterat
the nearbydomain pond.
Taonga Mbambo has returned to his studies in the
increasingly unlikely this winter with
mild conditions beingreported by
thoselooking afterthe Staveley Ice
Skating and Curling Rinks.
‘‘Wehave those warmtemps
hanging aroundthatwedon't like
whenitcomes to skating.Each
seasonwerequire four inchesto
openthe rinksfor people to enjoy.
At this stageit's not looking goodas
we continue to seemild conditions,’’
theirlatest Facebook postsays.
They encouragepeople to keep
any eye on theirpage forupdates.
The National Party’s finalcandidate
selectionmeetingwill be in
Ashburton on Sunday, afterthe last
of three meet-the-nominee
meetings in the electorate.The
partyisfinding anew candidate for
Falloon’s shock resignation.
PrincesCourtLifecare is planning
its nextdementia talk on August 19.
Facility manager LorraineBryanwill
topics, includingneeds assessment
processes, dementiacare, respite
care and managing the transition
from homeinto care.
She said people couldask
questions and chataboutthe
challengesolder people andtheir
family members faced whendealing
with dementia. The dementia
support group meets monthly at
Princes Court.The August 19
meetingwill begin at 2pm.
Ashburton policeare making
inquiries afterseparate crashes
about 100m apart on Saturday
Two carscollided on Walnut
Avenue,nearthe Derlen Storage
building, about 10.45pm and then a
single car crashedoff EastStreet,
opposite the Mobil garage,about
Policesaid the occupants of the
EastStreet vehicle fled the scene
but inquiries were ongoing.
The Cancer Society is hosting a
Daffodil Day breakfast to helpraise
fundsfor their annual DaffodilDay
The breakfastfundraiserwill be
run in twosittings; at 7am and
8.30am, at Columbus Coffee on
Friday, August21-the week before
On offer are fourbreakfast
options; muesli servedwith berry
compoteand yoghurt; hotcakesand
or poachedeggs on toast with
Tickets cost $25each, available
from the AshburtonCancerSociety.
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Make it click, save your life
The seatbelt is one of themost
important safety features of a
modern vehicle, saysdriver
safety tutorJonny Kirkpatrick.
But it’sonly effective if it’s
beingused and beingworn
These are the strongest
points of the body and will help
body in an accident,especially
ahigh speed accident, of
which the impactis“insanely
violent”, he said.
Mr Kirkpatrick, of ProActive
education trust was one of six
specialist tutors taking
aspects of road safety
education duringthe Rotary
Youth Driver Awareness
programme at the Hotel
Ashburton this week.
“Make it click, just like the
ads say.It’s hands downthe
most important safety feature
by alongshot,” he said.
“You’re nothelping yourself,
if you’re notwearing it.”
It is also lesseffectiveifit’s
defective(with nicks or cuts)or
twisted when worn; both ways
reduce its strength by up to 50
It’s meant to restrain you
againstthe seat and keep you
in the seat.
It won’t do thatifit’s notfull
Mr Kirkpatrick spoke about
the safety features of modern
vehiclesand the benefits of
ANCAP safety ratings of four
and above; thehigher number
Station open day
The Terrace Station CharitableTrust is
holding thefirst of its spring open days this
The Hororatastation’s 15ha gardensare a
mass of snowdropsand people will be able to
stroll thegroundsand bring apicnictoenjoy
onthe lawns of the historic homestead, home
to Kate andRichard Foster.
In September, therewill be violets and
primroses forvisitors to enjoy, then in
and more willbeblooming.
The gardens are openonSundayfrom 11am
to 3pm.Entry is $5,children are free.
ProActive Driver tutor Jonny Kirkpatrick makes sure Ashburton College Year 12 student Matty
CornishMadden has the seatbelt in the right position for best safety.
PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS
the better and meant multiple
airbags(eight to 12) covering
There was also antilock
braking systems(ABS brakes)
to prevent thevehicle sliding
or slipping, crumple zonesin
modern cars designedtotake
the impactofacrash, and
control and sideintrusion
“Insurancewill buy anew
car, not anew you,” he said.
He also demonstrated using
thedrivingskills of Bob in a
Suzuki Swift the stopping
distance of avehicledriving at
30km/h andhow when driving
at doublethe speed, it
quadrupled the stopping
distance even withafull
assortment of brakingsystems.
He said thefunction of
primarily to protect drivers
from having an accident, and
secondarily to protect those in
the vehicleduring an accident.
Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
Access resolution on Lochlea extension
Lochlea extension developers
agreement on roadaccess to the
new gated community, but
tensions remain overother
the Lochlearetirement village
off Charlesworth Drive,is
off nearby PrimrosePlace but
about an increase of traffic and
asked theAshburton District
Both parties agreed last week
that the mainaccess to the
Road, though there would be a
smalleraccess off Primrose
Place. The development will
haveclose links with the main
concernedatthe ground level
of the extension, which theysay
will put the newhomes1.3m
higher than theirs. They are
still tryingtofind an acceptable
resolution with Mr Briggs.
Approvalfor the original
staged Lochlea subdivision was
grantedbycouncil in 2008and
further consent to develop the
parcel of landat146 Allens
Road was granted in February.
Workstarted, then stopped,
after council staffissued the
developeralist of 16 matters of
concernsoftheir own about
stormwater overland flow, the
overall height of the
development on boundaries
especiallyrelating to pile
driving for the proposed
Council staff areworking
through the issues with both
told councillors last week that
therewas no objection to a
secondary entrance of 4m off
Primrose Place. Therewill be
signs at both gates saying
Council then dedicated
reserve landatthe end of
Primrose Placeasalegal road;
the 4m widthdoes not include
Mr Kingsbury saidthe
neighbours werenot against
private enterprise or progress,
but hadbeenangry about not
the development. The resource
consent application lodged last
year wasgranted nonnotified.
started there werevery
significant ground level
changes, which could cause
major floods on our sections.’’
He wrotetomayor Neil
Brown and meetings with the
developer and council staff
followed, and many of their
Neighbours had since agreed
traffic through Primrose Place,
it would be quicker for
emergency services if theywere
needed andthe extension
would providefootpaths for
walking, as there were
SurveyorChris Hopper from
Davis Olgivie hasbeen working
withBriggs Investments on the
project and he said the design
had been throughmany
iterations,taking on board
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More than 70 stallholders will
take partinanew mardi gras
event in theplace of Boulevard
decided nottogoahead with
the annual event on September
28because of uncertainties
createdby covid, butAshburton
woman Carol Johns says there
is support forsome kind of
gathering and has organised a
It willtake place on East
Street, which will be closedto
traffic and stallholders willline
the road. Ashburton retailers
will keep their shop doorsopen
and some have booked street
would sell food andhandmade
items, like bespokedog collars
and horse gear.
Community groupshad also
beengiven free space.
Carolhas beenbusy pulling
the event together overthe past
three weeks andsaid there was
support for aevent that helped
the community feellike was
returning to normal.
She said Bookarama was
continuing, with its opening
day on September 28,and
peoplenow had two reasons to
visitAshburton thatday. It is
also South Canterbury
Carolhas tapped into some of
the stallholders whocome to
Ashburton forWaitangi on East,
an event that runsalongside the
‘‘This is just whatAshburton
needs, aday where we can get
backtosome sort of normal and
bring lifeinto thetown.’’
He said the retirement
its main entranceoff Allens
Roadand its physical address
wouldbeAllens Road. The
residentsaccess to Lochlea
village and itsamenities.
Mr Briggssaid the original
Lochlea development wason
15ha of landhebought11years
ago; it was splitinto 67 private
houses, 19 apartments andan
80bedhospital. Some 39
retirement units would be built
in the newextension.
He said those residents
needed easy accessto facilities
in the main villageand that the
for retired people at atimethat
was notconducive to
8 Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
Still no word on
Ashburton mayor Neil Brown is
disappointed thatthere has been
no feedbackfrom NZTAafter
Speaking at Tuesday's
Ashburton District Road Safety
meeting, Mr Brown said anumber
of people had voiced their
during consultation in 2018.
NZTA neededtotake the next
step and inform thecommunity of
‘‘what had made the cut’’ andthe
reasoning behind it.
‘‘Otherwise it’s just not
consultationasIseeit,’’ he said.
TheDunsandel to Ashburton
road is consideredahigh risk
road and 13 peoplehave died and
49 been seriously injured in
crashes between 2007 and 2016.
Original draft optionsto
improve safety on the highway
safetybarrier downthe middleof
the road, adding turnaround
areas at regular intervals to give
peopleplaces to move around
safely, changing some
intersections so there is no right
turn in or out of roadsoff the
highway and reviewing speed.
Median barriers are proposed
from Synlait to the Rakaia Bridge
and will thenproceedagain from
the southernsideofRakaiafor a
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Eventually,there could be
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He said asmallroundaboutwas
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South Belt Road that would help
relationship road safetyDavid
Scarlet told the committee that a
speed review through the Rakaia
township was still very much on
He hoped it would happenin
the future, buttherewas no
timeline on it.
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Looking at live marketsonthe Australian Stock Exchange are Year 12 economicsstudents
(back row from left) Harry Trumper,Sam Holland, Emma Scammell, investmentadviser
Michelle Parkin,Ged Wall, Ben Simons and (frontfrom left) Olivia Lill and Drew Porter.
Students play sharemarket
Economics students at
and market forces by playing
Teamsinthe Year 12 class
will receive avirtual $50,000
to invest over a10week
period in companies listed
on the AustralianStock
reallife share trading
prices theybuy andsell at
are the sameprices as they
would get in the live market.
Forsyth Barr’s Ashburton
office is volunteering her
time to explainthe
intricacies of the
stockmarket and to direct
andencourage students as
Her introductory session
lastweek covered somekey
concepts of investing,
including the historyofstock
markets, how primary and
role of the stock exchange
The secondsession will
focus on selectingashort list
of companies forinvestment.
economics teacher Kirsty
Moffett said the sharemarket
stocks and shares and help
importance of wise
They would gain a
knowledge of how supply and
prices and also the roleof
Thestudents were looking
forward to further sessions
withMrs Parkin, and
researching and finalising
Mt Somers church hits 120 years
St Aidan’sChurch in Mt Somers
will celebrate its 120year
Theonlyoperating church in
Mt Somers, St Aidan’s received
an exterior spruce up in 2016.
Much of the cost of building
the church andnearby vicarage,
now aprivate home, was funded
by generous local Alfred
Edward Peache, whoowned
and ran MtSomers Station from
from the 1920s welcomes
visitorsfrom one side andthe
amongtrees that include totara,
Morning teawill be served
after the 10am servicemarking
120 yearsofthe church.
The memorial lychgate at St Aidan’s Church.
Film festival nets $2k for Bite Nite
Music,food, sport and people
will combine at Ashburton
Youth Council's Bite Nite:
Reimagined event in
Hiphop artist Rei is the
headline act andthe
Bite Nite:Reimagined will
be an indoor and outdoor
event thisyear and will be
held at EA Networks Centre
on October 2.
Anumber of food vendors
will be representedand the
stadium inflatables setup.
The evening will also
showcase local netball,
basketball and futsal.
Running from 5.30pm until
8.30pm, ticketscost $10 for
anyone over 16, $5 for
children and $20 for families.
Tickets areavailable from
Ashburton District Council
andNelson Building Society.
The Mountain Film
Festival, held onAugust1,
and afundraiser for Bite
The festival featuredfilms
about hiking thePacific
Crest trail inthe USA and
whitewaterrafting in the
Youth council chair Kavan
Faoagali said therewas a
great turnout for thefestival
and the community was able
to view some unique
Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Volunteering Mid &South
Canterbury and the Hotel
Ashburton Volunteer of the
Month, Tania King is sowing
seeds of knowledge that will one
For nearly 10 years Tania has
Sharing Everyday Experiences
and Drawing on Skills.
These skills and experiences
could be anything from toddler
tantrums, children not sleeping,
cooking and all things neededto
S.E.E.D.S volunteers work
under 10 years oldon aweekly
basis,for two to three hours,
coveringthe needs and goals the
familyinquestion has identified.
Tania can have between oneto
three families to work with over
aweek depending on her other
Tania is thefirstmember of
her family to volunteer.
She began volunteering in her
She said it was arewarding
experience and the learning and
sharingwas mutual between
Tania andthe person she
It’s asimilar experience with
willteach Tania something new.
She likes to learn andthinks
it’s importanttokeep learning.
Tania foundher realpassion
on her second taste of
volunteering with young
Sheisquick to admit shegets
alot out of the volunteering and
alot of joy to be gained from
Tania gotinvolved withS.E.E.
D.S shortly after movingto
Ashburtonand beingnew and
volunteering wasagreat way to
meetpeople, get outinto the
community,have adult company
Valued volunteer Tania King
andthe role is flexiblesoallows
hertodoother things including
ForTaniaplanting the seeds
knowing that some will quickly
grow andothers will take a
while butthey too willgrowis
“Everyone should volunteer,”
saysTania, evenifit’s justan
connectedespecially with all
as we have in the past, it feels so
good to volunteer,’’ shesaid.
Some of the families she
workswith are scared to take
thefirst steporhold back
because they don’t know where
to startsoTania helps provide
somemotivation andwalk the
journey with them forawhile.
member of the White Ribbon
committee. White Ribbon
promotesthe message that
domesticabuse is not okay.
volunteer of the monthare
available by contacting
44 Cass Street Ashburton, ph
3081237 ext240 or email
email@example.com or pick
up acopy at Four Squarein
Plunket association ended
has farewelled long
serving staff member Anna
MrsRadford is endinga
21year association with
Shestarted as a
volunteer on aPlunket
committee after thebirth
of her first child and for
thelast 13 years has beena
paid administrator and a
familiar, smiling face at
For anumber of those 13
yearsshe also coordinatedPlunket’s
seat rental programme,
helping families rent and
fit car seats correctly in
When Plunket stopped
its car seatoperationin
Ashburton at theendof
2016, Mrs Radford filled
thevoid and started her
Mrs Radford said she would
missher association with
Shewould miss seeing the
mums and babiesand alsothe
colleagues andvolunteers she
had worked alongside.
Anna Radford has finished up with Mid
Anna Radford was farewelled
on Friday at amorning tea.
She will work full time at local
company she has worked parttimefor
for thelast couple of
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WILSON - Riley and
Rachel (nee Curd) are
safe arrival of Heidi Zita
MERRIN, Bruce: Passed
away peacefully at
Rosebank on 27.7.20,
aged 94 years. Dearly
loved husband of the late
Kay (Kathleen). Much
loved and respected
father of Ken, the late
Roger, Lee and Jill. Loved
father-in-law of Diane,
Kathy and Christina.
Loved grandfather of
Brent, Amanda and Lisa.
Loved great grandfather
of Kaleb, Olivia, Trace,
Charlotte, William, Lewis
and Thomas. Will be
sadly missed by his family.
Many thanks to the girls
at Rosebank for the love
and care shown to Dad
over the last 3½years. At
Bruce’s request a private
cremation has been held.
Messages to the Merrin
Family, 4 Wilkin Street,
03 307 7433
Raymond (Ozy) (Reg. No.
42826 RNZEME): On July
31st 2020, at Ashburton,
aged 70 years. Dearly loved
and treasured soulmate
of Kim. Loved father and
father-in-law of John
and Rakhee (Auckland),
David (Auckland), Joseph
and Summer (Auckland).
Special grandad and Pop
of all his grandchildren.
Lovedbrother and brotherin-law
of Marilyn and
Bruce Russell (Tauranga),
Wendy and Raymond
Suttie (Ashburton), Janice
and Bruce Chudleigh
(Ashburton) and very
much loved uncle and
greatuncle of all his nieces
and nephews. Loved
stepfather of Andrea and
Sean Ellison (Queenstown),
Robert and Tammy Maisey
(Ashburton). Messages to
the Orsborn Family, c/- PO
Box 472 Ashburton 7740.
A service to celebrate
Noel’s life has been held.
TAVENDALE, Lynley Kay;
9 March 1946 – 31 July
Surrounded by her much
loved family, peacefully
at home. Cherished and
loved wife and confidant
of John her husband of 53
years. Mum and motherin-law
ofMark and Anna
Tavendale, Maria and
David Harford, James and
Zoe Tavendale, Sarah and
Glenn Fastier. Respected
and loved Nana of James,
Jessica and William
and Benjamin Harford;
Gretal, Lewis and Marika
Stella, Baxter and Heidi
Fastier. John and the
family wish to welcome
you tojoin them attheir
family home, Matamua
Farm, 39Tavendale Road,
Winchmore onFriday 7th
August 2020 at 1pm to
03 307 7433
TEMPLETON, Shelagh Mary
(nee Brereton), on August
1st, 2020 at Coldstream
aged 96 years. Dearly
loved wife of the late
John (2015). Much loved
mother and mother in
law ofJennifer and Gary
Cook, and Bill and Wendy
Grannie of Rachel and
Graham, Julie, Tim and
Ellen, and delighted great
Grannie of Benjamin;
and Sarah. Loved aunty
of all her nieces and
nephews. Messages to the
Templeton family c/- PO
Box 472, Ashburton 7740.
Aservice for Shelagh will
be held at our chapel,
cnr East & Cox Streets,
5 August commencing
interment atthe Methven
WAAKA, Carol Marie, on
July 30, 2020.Passed away
peacefully at Christchurch,
aged 78 years. Loved wife
of the late Charlie. Loving
mother and mother-inlaw
ofDavid and Sandra,
Richard and Yvonne, the
late Shirley, Rangi and
Vicky, Michael and Chrissy
and Manu. Treasured
Nana And great nana of
her Mokopuna. Messages
to the Waaka family c/-
POBox 472, Ashburton
740. ARequiem Mass to
celebrate Carols’ life has
WARD, Susan Francis
(nee Christey): Passed
away peacefully at St
John of God Hospital in
Perth on the 30th July
2020, after acourageous
battle. Beloved wife of
Terry, aged 57 years.
(deceased) and Nancy
Christey. Loved sister
of Mary, Jane (O’Reilly),
Helen (Hartnett), Pauline,
Lois (Eaton) and Brigid
Aunty of all her nieces
and nephews and great
nieces. Messages to the
Ward Family, c/- PO Box
472, Ashburton 7740.
Funeral details to follow.
Rest in peace.
WARD, Susan Francis
(nee Christey): Passed
away peacefully on 30 July
2020. Dearly loved sister
and sister-in-law ofBrigid
and Brendon Molloy.
Treasured aunt of Aden,
Casey and the late Jamie.
Rest in peacemybeautiful
Hart, Elizabeth Jane (Jane)
In loving memory ofour
dear mum and sister
Though your smiles have
Andyour hands we cannot
Of the ones we lovedso
With which we’llnever part
God has youinhis keeping
We haveyou in our hearts
May the winds of heaven
Andwhisper in your ear
Andwish that youwere
Thinking of youbothdaily
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by parents will
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noticelodged by a
be listed without
be asmall charge of
the same death, up
to amaximum of 35
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Jann, KarenorMaryon308 7664
or call into 199 BurnettStreet.
Supporting the community
Robert (Bob): On behalf
of Margaret, Pauline,
Andrew,Chris and families
and me, I wish to say
a sincere thank you to
and former neighbours in
Fairlie and Ashburton, who
have visited, phoned, sent
cards and flowers, written
letters and brought us
food at the time of Bob’s
sudden death after his
We wish to acknowledge
the medical professionals
in Oncology Ward 23 at
Ward One Ashburton
Hospital, District Nurses
and our wonderful doctors
and nurses and office staff
at Tinwald Medical Centre
who supported Bob and
To Bob’s family, many
thanks for your love and
caring support. It is truly
To my siblings and your
families, thank you for
being therefor me.
To the extended O’Reilly
Clann, you gave Bob
and me so much
companionship and new
interests over the last 15
months. Who would have
thought we would have
been travelling to various
harness race meetings and
having so much fun with
Father Denis Nolan, your
beautiful prayer service
for Bob was ‘perfect’ for
Bob’s farewell. Thank you
for your ongoing spiritual
Services, your guidance
at this difficult time of
restrictions was much
appreciated. Also, thank
you for arranging for
Roger Scammell’s services.
96 Tancred Street,Ashburton. Phone 307 8317
Community Trust chairman NathanMills.
for trust funds
There’s been ahigh demand for fundingand
$552,300 wasdistributed by the Community
Trust of Midand SouthCanterburyinits latest
Demand for funding outweighedthe amount
available by 3:1.
Some26health, communityand recreational
groups have benefittedfrom the main roundof
funding for applications over $10,000.
Recipients include theCanterbury West
Coast Air Rescue Trust ($75,000), HospiceMid
Canterbury Trust($15,000) and CancerSociety
CanterburyWest CoastDivision ($7500).
YMCA South and Mid Canterburyreceives
$30,000 towards theResiliencyToolkit
Programme thatisrun in schoolsand Ronald
McDonald Housegets $10,000 perannum for
threeyears for accommodation subsidiesfor
Mid and South Canterbury families.
Thereis$15,000for the HakatereMulti
CulturalCouncil Inc (formerly MidCanterbury
and migrants throughexisting activities,
$16,000 for HakatereMaori Komiti to help fund
and $9000for WairekaCroquet Club for the
CommunityTrust Mid and South Canterbury
chairman Nathan Mills saidhis board was
aware thataccessingfunding was one of the
biggest challenges thatnotforprofit
organisations faced in aCovid19 environment.
The trusthas also suffered investment losses,
but had reservesinplace for ‘‘rainy days’’ such
It wascommitted to continue funding
communitygroups so theywere abletodeliver
their vitalservices to the regionespeciallyin
times of highneed,said Mr Mills.
Thetrustwould maintain its support for notforprofit
organisations for theupcoming
Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
of mahinga kai
Duringour June zone
tangata whenua facilitator
sharedapresentation on the
CWMS mahinga kai targets
and goals for our water zone.
Mahinga kai can be
difficulttoexplain in simple
English. Ioften think of
mahinga kai as the
resources that Maori
like the fish in our lakes.
While that’s an important
part of the story,it’s not the
What is mahinga kai?
Brad shared with us the
definition of mahinga kai
from the Environment
pointed out how much
overlap there is with our
Both definitions are
concerned with habitats, the
them and the relationships
between species in these
Mahinga kai goesalot
approach to natural
resources and their
sustainable use to sustain
Where is mahinga kai in
It’s stillarelatively new
Waihorazone, mahinga kai
targetswere built into land
use consents for farming, but
not in our zone.
Many sites, especially the
among the hills, and the
highcountry lakes, were all
visitedperiodically by Maori
to practise mahingakai –
collecting resources and
stayingfor short periods.
What does it meanfor us?
In our region, we are
working with localrunanga
towards severalmahinga kai
targets. By 2025, the goal is
to have at risk species and
protection zones identified,
and at leastfive sites
restored and protected in
recognition of theirstatus as
wahi taonga (significant
That means runangawill
have guaranteed access for
mahinga kai and resource
My family has along
history in the Ashburton
region, and the more Ilearn
aboutwhat mahinga kai is,
and how it is important to
NgaiTahu, the more Irealise
how similar it is to alot of
our own beliefs about
We may not talk about
words, but the values behind
the words are similar. As I
understand it, the core of
thesevalues is to ensure that
our children, grandchildren
and futuregenerations can
continuetolive off and
prosper from this land.
This means ensuringthat
economic outcomes work
together, not in opposition to
Students policing new
rules around recycling
Ashburton Borough School’s
Borough Greenies, are on a
mission to make sure pupils,
staff and schoolfamilies are
familiar with and follow new
recycling rules introduced in
the district this week.
Maddie Page and Bella
Dawson, both Year8
students, believe good
recycling stems from
education, repeat good
practice and aclear
understanding of the rules.
Maddie has compiled a
slide show that has been
sharedwith classes at
Borough on whatcan and
can’t be recycled.
It highlights the new rules
introduced in the district
from August 1.
Onlyrigid hard plastics
numbered 1, 2and 5can now
go in the yellow bins, said
‘‘Soft plastics numbered 3,
4, 6or7have to go in the red
rubbish bins, alongwith
soft plastics that your can
easily scrunch in your hand.’’
All plastic lids must go out
in the rubbish, but clean
and cans can continue to be
recycled as they were
Maddie said she expected
the volume in the red
rubbish bins to go up
Bella Dawson (left) and Maddie Page, both 12, withamix of
items that canand can’t go in the yellow binsunder the new
district recycling rules.
because of the increase in
That was not good for the
landfill and was abig
Bella said she expected
recycling changes to take a
little bit of time to filter
through to everyone in the
‘‘Peopleneed to know what
theycan recycleand then get
into those good habits,but
there might be abit of
‘‘As individuals we all
need to do the rightthing and
to take responsibility.’’
Bella said her school’s
large comingled yellow skip
would be monitoredover the
next few weeks to ensure the
rules were understood and
followed by students and
Both Maddie and Bella
believed too much plastic
was used in society and that
there was too much
packaging, and the wrong
materials often used for
currently number 40.
They are led by longservingteacher
who helps and encourages
them to extendtheir
Senior students take on
leadership roles and help
understand the importance
of recycling food scraps,
growingfruit and vegetables
and the slogan Reduce,
12 Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
Removal of slinkies will cost
Farmers have been notified
there will be costs associated
with removing slinkiesand calf
carcasses from farms,
following afall in international
The value of the carcasses,
primarily used for pelts, was
not covered in the collection
and processing of them.
president David Clark said it
was even unlikely there was
going to be aserviceatall to
“There’s acost and a
question markabout whether
there’seven going to be
collections this year,” he said,
with international markets
‘‘just fallingtopieces’’ withthe
upheaval of covid.
“It’s just another knockon
effect of the disruptionand
upheaval in the world
It was likely mostfarmers
would compost their own
slinkies (lambs), but there
to collect calves and send them
to landfillorfarmers could
compost them down with
sawdust, he said.
“Numbers will vary on farm,
casualty stockobviously you
try to keep to aminimum but it
is areality,” he said.
Boviseradication hascome at asignificant emotional, financial
andpersonal impact to farmers.
He said bobby calves also
had very little value, but
farmerswould take along term
view in supportingthe bobby
calf trade so the markets were
kept openfor when the world
recovered and values
“This is just aone year blip,”
He encouraged farmers to
follow best practice (disposing
of any slinkies) and, where
the bobby calf market with
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their surplus calves if they
have no market for rearing
calves into the beef industry.
In other news, Mycoplasma
bovis eradication was making
good progress, on the face of
the numbers being made
public, he said.
It has beenthree yearssince
the disease was first identified
in New Zealandand the 10
year eradicationresponse was
The latest figures from MPI
showed 250 total confirmed
cases; with just three active
(two in the North Islandand
one in the South Island), 28
notice of directions
nationwide and 172 active
Mr Clark said he was
“cautious but optimistic’’ the
response to the disease was
making good progress but
mindful it had left atrail of
destruction in its path.
“It is anasty disease so the
decision was made to go down
the eradication path.
“However that (eradication)
has comeat significant,
emotional, financial and
personal cost to the farmers
“And in some cases those
costshave been unreasonably
There werestill cases –well
overdue that have not had
claims settled,including those
in Mid Canterbury.
“That is wholly unacceptable
at any level, (they) should have
The impact on individual
farmers has been far higher
than it needed to be, he said.
“The process of MPI to begin
with was disgraceful. Massive
progress was made in sorting
thosesystems out but it has left
atrail of destructionalong the
way and Ifind it hard to
celebrate the victory against
boviswhen Iknow of people
still going through the pain of
Alliance Group visit
Methven is one of the
venues on Alliance
programme starting on
Some 23 meetings will
be heldaround the South
Island, with the Mt Hutt
Memorial Hall hosting a
meeting at 1.30pm on
The roadshow is an
opportunity for the cooperative’s
shareholders and other
from directors and senior
managers and also to
Those attending will
receive an updateonthe
performance, progress on
strategy and details on
It exports lamb, beef,
to customers in more than
Amy Blaikie has been
petition. Mrs Blaikie launched
an online petition in June
calling on theHouse of
Representatives to ensureall
publiclyfunded buildings and
KiwiBuild homes were built or
refurbished with New Zealand
wool carpet and insulation.
It drew 15,069 signatures and
thisweekshe presented her
Parliament in front of the
Beehive, in Wellington.
Mrs Blaikiewasjoined by
her husband Victor, their
children, and supporters to
givethe petition to New
Zealand First list MPand
Lawrence farmer Mark
Patterson; they were also
joined by New Zealand First
Management Act (RMA) need
to deliver reduced compliance
costs for farmers, increase
DairyNZ chief executive Dr
Tim Mackle is calling on
quickly on achieving
meaningfulreform in thenext
term of office.
He said acomprehensive
reform of theRMA is long
overdue and would be a
positive step notonly for
“TheRMAhas become too
‘‘Farmers will be keen to see
which is faster, simpler and
lesscostly,” said Dr Mackle.
“Potentially replacing the
RMA withtwo separate pieces
of legislation for environment
and planning makes alot of
Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
for new agri students
Agri Training has been
running atwoweek rural
retraining course for people
wanting skills to workinthe
It’s the firstintake of its
kind fundedand run bythe
providerand designed to
fasttrack people into rural
jobs with practical farmwork
lessons to help fillsome
of the hundreds of rural
vacancies across the
And there is already alist
of people applying for the
Project manager Trina
Moore saidall the course
trainees had one thingin
common transferable skills
which saw them selected
out of the more than650
applicants to the course.
Most had lost their jobs as
aresult of Covid19, many
were looking for acomplete
career changeand all were
keen to get enough farm
experience to gettheir foot
in the door of the rural
“We have local businesses
desperately needing staff
and aprogramme that has
attracted trainees from
various backgrounds and
with ages up to 60 yearsold,’’
“We have aseismic oil
vessel captain, ahairdresser,
expolice officer and cafe
owner, and these people are
they come fromasfar north
as Auckland and as far south
Agri Training ran afree
course which drew ahuge
response but through
interviews and selection it
was whittled down to 27.
“Our ultimate outcomeis
to place every personwho
has completed the training
in work. Weare 110 per cent
behind finding job
opportunities for our
graduates,’’ she said.
TutorJeff TaylorHurst, of CompliancePartners, gives
instructionsonworking at height to trainees during an Agri
Training rural retrainingcourse at Winchmore. PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS.
It included setting up
interviews with businesses
to working with recruitment
specialists Agstaff and
Hannah Bennett, 25, of
Christchurch, is apainter
working parttime in the
construction industry but
waskeen to swap city life for
fulltime work with arural
She said it had beena
lifelong dream to work on a
farm, especially asheep
She hadstarted working as
apainter in the construction
industry straight from school
and saidthere had been a
realbarrier to gaining
employment on afarm with
no experience behind her.
Prior to the course the
most common options for
people to get ajobon afarm,
were to grow up on afarmor
to marry afarmer.
She said the course had
proved an eyeopener and
given hersomegreat insights
with practical skills touse
in the industry. She was
hopeful of ajob offer at the
end of the course.
Fellow trainee Nathan
Eggleton saw new avenues of
employment opening up with
the course than he initially
“There’s so many more
anticipated, new avenues
that Ican build on withmy
current skills. It’s not just for
jobs on farm, Ican lookat
something likesales through
seed and crop.
‘‘It’s like covid shut one
door and opened another,”
Ms Moore said all of the
candidates were seeking
employment and had found
their way to the training
‘‘We’d ideally like to be
able to work with the
Development to get more
people in training andmore
people outinto work.’’
She said the farming
industrymay be even more
reliant on locallyretrained
people as changes to the
based on skillband,will see
an increase to the wage bills
of farmers employing
“Wealready have five
trainees offered employment
with multiple othersinvited
for interviews,’’ she said.
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TOP sees small partner role
TOP leader GeoffSimmons says his
appealtoMid Canterbury farmers
trying to reduce nitrateleaching and
Geneeditingoffers afast way of
developing newplantvarieties that
can cope with pests or climate change.
Technology could playabig partin
protecting the district’s drinking
water andhave ahealthier
The leader wasinAshburtonaspart
of aroadshow spreading the world
aboutThe OpportunitiesParty (TOP).
About30peopleheard him speak at
the WalnutAvenue pavilion.
Mr Simmons grew up in Northland
and is now an economist in
He saidvoters were tired of the
‘‘sameold,same old’’ andthe coming
election was important.‘‘Weare about
the splasharound cash on abig scale
and we need to make sure we are
doing it right. The effectswilllast the
next two to three decades.’’
Pollslastweekhad Labour in a
comfortable lead, buttheywouldneed
Mr Simmons said voters neededto
look at minority partiesto partner
with Labour and TOP wasagreat
choice ‘‘to keep them honest’’.
Protecting water fromnitrate
leaching andpollution was abig issue
aroundthe country.‘‘We have to use
technology like geneediting to reduce
nitrate leaching andgreenhouse gas
emissions, andpeopleneed to know it
is not old schooltechnology ... it is
‘‘We need to investinhelping
The Opportunities Party leader Geoff Simmons says this election is very
important as the country recovers from the pandemic.
farmers find alternative land uses that
will helpreduce thenitrogenload.’’
TOP was foundedbyGarethMorgan
in 2016 and the party polled 2.5 per
centofvotes in the2017election. ‘‘He
is not involved any more andnow it is
amovement. He has handeditoverto
The party has 20 candidates
standing forthe 2020 election, but
none in theRangitata electorate.
‘‘We will have abig focus on doing
what works and we willworkwith
National or Labour.’’
Mr Simmons said he hoped this
electionwould be the start of amore
matureMMP model involving more
parties working collaboratively.’’
TOP is also proposing aUniversal
Basic Income of $250 per weekfor all
adult Kiwis, no questions asked. This
would be paid for by atax reform
including a33per cent flat incometax.
Other policiesare around affordable
housing andrents andhelp for small
Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
Mid Canterbury GPsare reminding people
about good handwashing and cleaning
practices as ahighly contagious viral
tummy bug sweeps through the district.
LauristonSchool closed for two days due
to the virus, whichcauseddiarrhoea and
vomiting; 55 childrenwere awayonasingle
day,morethan half the role.
similar tummy bugs circulated every year
and preventive measures were important to
avoiditspreading; good handwashing and
cleaning practiceswere vital.
She said people whocaughtthe bug
should not return to work or school until 48
hours after the last vomitordiarrhoea, as
they may still be contagious.
‘‘The elderly andvery youngare
particularly vulnerable as their bodies are
less abletocopewith the fluid and
electrolyte loss thatcomeswith severe
Parents of children in swim lessons at the
EA Networks Centre and general pool users
wereremindedtostay outofthe water for
48 hoursiftheyhad the bug.The Methven
Netball Club also cancelledpractices.
medicalofficer of health Dr Cheryl Brunton
said the bug did not appear to be norovirus.
‘‘We suspectthatthis was an outbreak of
viralgastroenteritis. Norovirus is the most
commonvirusimplicated in outbreaks like
this.Wedonot yet have any labtest results
confirming thatnorovirusisthe cause of
‘‘Viralgastroenteritis is highly infectious
and this outbreak is atimely reminder of
why it is important for people to stay home
from workorschoolifthey areunwell.’’
Dairy farmer new interim
president of Hearing NZ
Blom will becomethe
interim president of
the announcement by
Rush that he intends to step
downfromthe role from
September 15 because of
Rush has been president
of Hearing New Zealandfor
threeand ahalf years.
Theona Blom wasa
qualified accountant and
business analyst in her
native South Africa and
volunteered four years ago
to be treasurerof the
Association as ameans of
givingback to her adopted
afterwards shewas elected
to theHearingNew Zealand
board as aSouth Island
MrsBlom will be interim
president until the annual
meeting in May 2021.
More information gathered in
search for war medal family
Wanganui resident Paul
found out more about former
Patching,whose war medal
heistryingtopass on to a
Patching family member.
action in the Dardanelles in
Since running thestory in
Ashburton Courier last
month Mr Takarangi
Gavaghan hasreceived an
email from aman whose
aunt was aclose friendof
Patching’s sister Winnie.
Winnie lived for many
years in the Patching family
home, andher brother’s last
registered address, at 32
Short Street ,ahouse that
The email saidayoungWG
Patchingworked in his
father's saddlery business on
West Street, which is today
occupied by Emmily Harmer
Photography, butonce bore
the Patching name.
‘‘I have foundatreasure
trove of references to the
Patchingfamily online. WG
wasawarded the Military
Medal and spent some time
at the Brokenhurst War
Hospitalinthe UK andthe
He had accessed thewill
of Patching senior, William,
and it showedWinnie as
inheritance, including the
righttolive in the family
home, which shedid as a
Ashburton Museum has
also passed on Patching
said it had been awonderful
experience searching the
not work out how the medal
had ended in Whanganui,
and he wasstill no closer
getting in contact witha
Asecond email he
received recommended the
Zealand website run by Ian
Martyn, aretired NZ army
captainreunites lost, found
and stolen medalswith
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Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
Term ThreeManagementfor all at College
Sometimes life islike living in apressure cooker
and Term Threeisthatplace.
For our senior students this is a time for
planning,resilienceand the need to keep an eye
on personal well-being.Weare hurtling towards
that time of year when things can seem to
become unmanageable forsome,and especially
Careful planning and monitoring of progress arevital to survival.All staff
are watching student progress towards NCEA at all levels and offering
supportand guidancewherever thatisneeded.
We areverymindfulthatthis canbethe timewhen some young people
start toworry that they won’t make it. Often achat with their Ako
teacher or subject teacher can provide the reassurance that they need.
It is timely aswell, totake acheck on personal well-being and health
in respect oflifestyle and diet and to make sure that, over the next few
weeks,our young people pacethemselves accordingly.
Procrastination is abeast that can beat the best of us, and an honest
awareness of the dangers and if they apply to you, are often all it takes
to make sure that itisnot our downfall. Itreally is strange how the
educational clock seems to tick faster at this time of the year.
We had an amazing Open Evening recently, the night when current
Year 8students and their family and whānau visit College to see what
is on offer.Faculties had displays of work and staff available to whet the
appetiteofour next group of people looking to attend College.
The turnout, especially to the first session, was amazing, with some
families having to sit on the steps of the Auditorium. Thanks to all those
whocame and of course ahuge thanks to all College staff who made the
nightasuccess.This is another of those occasions thatcan only happen
with the dedication of everyone on staff at College.Itwas agreat night
Enrolment Process at College
Last week saw uscoming to the end ofthe enrolment process for new
students.All such students and family members meet face-to-facewith
amember of College staff to discuss their transition into secondary
education. Thewhole process takes anumber of days and runs well into
the evening forsome.
The support ofthe College Office staff, with some here until 8:00pm,
is commendable indeed and it takes them days to input all of the
information that isgathered during that time. Certainly, the young
people Ihave met have been stunning. Welook forward toanother
amazing Year 9cohortnextyear.
College Senior Students’Ball
By the time you read this, the College Ball will only be aday away. It
has the promise of being anight toremember for all. The hype and
expectations run high onceagain and the senior students who have led
this have done agreat job.
Each year DeputyPrincipal Helen Shore-Taylor takes on the onerous task
of overseeing this and shows enthusiasm and dedication in helping to
make it asuccess.
Monday ofthis week saw our Year 12 students at the Hotel Ashburton
forthe annual RYDA day.
This is wherestudents spend the dayconsidering road safety, especially
around driving well and responsibly. They get to participate in six
differentworkshops thatcover all aspects of driving safely.
It has been agreat day inthe past, ofgreat value to all students, and
with the cost of this being shouldered by AshburtonDistrictCouncil. We
would like to thank them onceagain fortheir support.
We plan the journey at the start and negotiate the roadblocks as they
arrive. After what wehave experienced this year, now is possibly the
time forsome re-navigation to make surethatweare stillgoing to arrive
at the destination on time.
Lip Sync 2020!
Theeverpopular Lip Sync will hit the College Auditorium stage
this year -onTuesday18August,7:00pm.
Students will compete either
individually or in groupsin
thentake on the lip-syncing
teachers to roundoffthe
Tickets: $5:00. Available from the College Office -
03 308 4193 or email@example.com
Class PhotoOrders–Now Available forOrder
Ako Class photographs were taken recently, and are now available
Parents/caregivers can view photos on the Photoshots website:
Viewing is password protected. The password and instructions have
been emailed to parents/caregivers, and are available to view in your
child’s Akoclassroom, or from the College Office.
On-line viewing is available foralimited periodonly.
Photographs arepresentedonanA4sheet,laminated, with the photo
at the topand the students’names belowthe photograph.
Payment istobemade through the Ashburton College Office, as
• Collect anorder envelope from the College Office, and complete the
order section on theback of theenvelope.
0 Enclose$14.00cash (correct change is appreciated) OR
0 Cheque (made out to Photoshots Ltd NOT Ashburton College)
0 Online payments toAshburton College account (mark payment
clearlywith studentname and ‘Photos’).
• Ifthere ismore than one student per family ordering, please put
all orders on one envelope, clearly marked.
• The envelope youfill in is also used to returnthe photoin, so please do
not seal the envelope at the timeofordering.
Please note: Orders close 9:00am, Wednesday12August 2020
We are atthe time ofyear where students going to tertiary study in 2021
are gathering information, making decisions, and beginning application
Universityand PolytechHalls of ResidenceApplications
HallsofResidenceapplications arenowopen online.
Course Planning for 2021
Universityliaisonstaff areinthe processofbooking to visit AshColl thisterm
to help students plantheir course of study for2021.
Datesknown so farare:
UniversityofCanterbury – 12August
Victoria UniversityofWellington – 09 September
Auckland University – 09September
Lincoln University – 09September
Otago University – 16September
2020UniversityOpen Days –
Further Information is AvailableontheirWebsites
•OtagoUniversityand Otago Polytech –On-campus:Monday 10 August
–On-campus:Thursday 27 August
13 and 14 August
Care with ParkingOutside College
When Dropping Off and Collecting Students
We understandvehicle movements as parents and caregivers
Mayweplease ask though forcarewhen this is happening –
• Road safety is hugely important, and especially where there are alot
road users in asmall area.
• Please avoid parking on the yellow lines outside the Walnut Avenue
• Please respectresidents’properties –avoid parking over drivewaysor
driving into their personal driveentrances.
• Remain aware thatthe College drivewayisnot suitable fordropping/
picking-up students from. This adds to congestion and compromises
We do ask,please,thatyou –
• Consider whereyou park.
• Park in alegal parking space, and have your child walk to whereyou are
• Park in the parallel parks across the road from the College.
• Or -there maybespace in the shingled parking area on the west side of
We thank youfor your help,
andfor your courtesy to residents,
College students androad users.
Eleven students from Ashburton College travelled to the University of
Canterburytoattend the Jandals Fiafia eventheld on Wednesday29July.
Attended by students from
several schools, parents and
university students, College
teacher Liz Carrick said this
was afun night. There were
anumber of performances
and some words ofwisdom
from parents, UC students
and former students who
arenow trained teachers.
Theexperiencegave agreat insightintowhatopportunities areavailableat
UC forour Pasifikastudents.
An additional bonus of the evening was meeting up with College
former students: Uatifoti Saofai (Deputy Head Girl 2018) who is in her
second year studying for aBachelor of Commerce; and younger sister
Lupepe Saofai, in her first year studying for aBachelor of Arts majoring in
History and Geography; and Hannah (Faith) Falealili Aiono in her first year
studying English and Sociology.
(Pictured above,back row lefttoright): RonAroni, Salatielu Iakopo,Isileli Ula
(partly obscured),Easterlin Faamausili.
(Middle row, left to right): Estee Aiolupotea, Revival Tuvale,
Alex Gabriel,Luvepa Falealili, Mark Gabriel.
(Front, left to right): Mahina Pongia, former students: Uatifoti Saofai,
Hannah (Faith) Falealili Aiono,Lupepe Saofai.
Connecting Real WorldExperienceto
ScienceteacherHeena Shah advises that theYear 12 Scienceclass is working
towards their Education for Sustainability NCEA Standard. This standard
requires studentstoinvestigate physical andbiological factors withinariver
system. They are also required todiscuss the interactions between these
physical and biological factors andthenhuman activity impact on the river
The standard requires students to gather data aswell asresearch these
Twotimeslots wereundertaken in relation to this Standard. Thefirst wason
Friday24July at the Wakanui Stream,Argyle Park,wherestudents were able
to action the practical water testing component. This was made available
via the Waterwatch–Wai Kaitiaki Education programme with the students
having an opportunitytouse scientific gear and methodstocollectrelevant
One of the objectives of Waterwatch is to provide schools and community
groups with the expertise andequipmenttostudytheir local waterways.
On Monday 27July speakersfrom ECan and the Forest andBird Protection
Society added to the learning programme. Donna Field from ECan
explained the physical factors, braided river systems and details on river
flow;while EdithSmith outlined the importanceofbiodiversityand habitat
forour endangered birds.
(Pictured above left, lefttoright):
la Cabalse,Zedrick Agreda and
John Miles Esponja testing waterfor
nitrate andphosphate content.
(Above right, clockwise from front left):
GabbyNaylor, Teacher of Science
Heena Shah, Chloe Guthrie
and Tegan Boathseparating
(Right, lefttoright): Noah Clement,
Jayden Butler and Ryan Cox
collecting living organisms/
invertebratesfromthe creek water.
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
CanterburyPowerlifting Championships –
Successes and NewRecord
College Year 13 students Ngakau Howell and Henry Chapman are inthe
business of successfully lifting heavy weights!
In the second week of the recent student holiday break both competed in
the Canterbury Championships one day event. Divisions are categorised
by both weight and age, with both Ngakau and Henry contesting the
Under 83kg Sub-Junior category, competing in three lifts throughout the day.
Qualification forNational Championships
Aclear purpose of the Canterbury event was toqualify for the National
Championships, scheduled in Christchurch over four days. The category
Ngakau andHenry will competein, is on 07 October.
Both achieved this goal via their following results, including Ngakau
eclipsingthe CanterburyRecord –
• Ngakau’s lifttotalswere: Dead Lift–235kg; Bench Press –90kg;
• Henry’slifttotals were:
Dead Lift–220 kg; Bench Press –95kg;
Although both Ngakau and Henry lifted the same total weight of470kg,
Ngakau wasweighed in at less than Henry and wasable to claimvictory.
Ngakau’s Dead Lift total has broken the existing Canterbury record in this
category. Ngakau said that he is awaiting confirmation that his lift against
his registration timeframe with the organisation has him eligible for the
To qualify for the National Championships lifters must achieve atotal
of 400kg over the three lifts. Both Ngakau and Henry have significantly
cleared this first requirement, and Ngakau says he has his sightsset on the
Under 83kg Sub-Junior CategoryNational Dead Lifttotal of 240kg, 5kg more
than his currentlift.
Needless to say, strength training forboth is continuing–for Henry at Snap
Fitness andfor Ngakauatthe EA NetworksCentre.
(Pictured below): Ngakau in the
Henrylifting in the
Ngakau Howell and
(Pictured below): Ngakau’s recordbreaking
Another post-COVID competition is underway and, at the time of
publishing this newsletter, the College A Netball team’s involvement
in the Christchurch-based top eight secondary schools’ SuperNet
Competition has recommenced.
Manager Sue Dudley summarises how the first two weeks have
gone for Coach Kaye Kennedy and team members Sophie Adams,
Alex Bateman, Taylah Burrowes, RubyGray, Samantha Jerao,PoppyKilworth,
Cassidy Mann, Milli Sullivan, Hayley Tallentire, Riley Tindall and
Sue outlined this season as arebuilding year for the team, noting the
importance ofgiving the younger players as much court time as possible
giventhey aregoing to be the core of the team next year.
Overall, the team is just thrilled to be back playing netball and to have the
opportunitytoplayinthe local MidCanterburyNetball competition and in
SuperNet in Christchurch.
Week 1–22 JulyvChristchurchGirls’High School
Astrong first half by AshburtonCollege broughtabout ahalf-timescore of
16-15 to AshColl, with the girls creating ten turnovers in the first half and
converting seven of those into goals.
Hayley Tallentire shot superbly throughout the whole game and was
equally supportedbyPoppyKilworth atthe defensiveend.
Changes were made in the second half to give the new players to the team
the experienceofplayingthis level of netball.Each playerstepped up to the
challenge and matched the intensityonthe court.
Thefinal scorewas 28-37 to Christchurch Girls’ High School.
Week 2–29 JulyvSt Andrew’sCollege
Again, the team started strongly and were only down 8-12 after the first
quarter. HoweverStAndrew’s gotaroll-on in the second and thirdquarters
to take the lead out to 20-40.
It was great to see Ashburton College finish strongly, only losing the last
quarter8-9, with the final scorebeing 28-49 to St Andrew’s College.
Once again, all players got on court against the very slick St Andrew’s team.
Mia Pearson (Ashburton College A team member from last year) is playing
forStAndrew’s College so therewas abit of friendly rivalryonthe court!
Sue said that, again, it wasgreat to seethe younger players stepping up and
our senior players acting as such positiverole models.
WETA Workshops RisingStars Award
Year 10 student MoMeehan was recently selected asone of the Top
20 finalists for the above award, in the Earth Guardians Character
Design Competition. From this number, ten are selected asfinalists,
determined by popular vote.
With voting having closed at 3:00pm on Monday, Mo now awaits the
outcome of the popular vote.
This competition is open to New Zealand secondary school students aged
15-19 years as at 06 July this year. The shortlist of the Top20submissions
was made byindustry judges Paul Tobin, Art Director atWeta Workshop
and Tanya Marriott, programme leader of Concept Design atthe Massey
UniversityWellington School of Design.
Mo, who loves art, worked on most of this during lockdown. She used
markers for the colouring, gel pens for highlights, putting in thin black
pen outlines. Deciding on the topic came from art work where she was
practising drawing wings,which she wantedtoincludeinthis artwork. She
said she likes drawing characters with fireand,asthe work progressed,she
ended up with afire and wind character.
Applicants were required to include adescription with their artwork, which
Mo said took awhile as she put together the rightwords.Her artworkand
My wind/fire guardian is inspired by both the
Japanese and Jewish creation stories.
In the Jewish tradition the Creator is both loving,
and afearsome judge. The Creator is not able to
be seen, and is only experienced through the veil of
smoke, wind and fire-this imageryreminds me of
As the Creator’s name can not be spoken, I
have blended this creation story with the Japanese deity ofvolcanoes…
Konohanasakuya. Her work is to prevent volcanoes from erupting, but it is a
difficult job to pacify avolcano!
Konohanasakuyaisawind and firedruid,she guardsthe earth using the power
of wind and fire. Oneofthe first things younoticeabout her is her smile.Isher
smile happy, or agrimace? It is both, to reflectthe twosides of her nature.
Thetop half of her clothing and the softness of her flowing long hair showthe
gentleside of her nature. Her gentle wind and home fires warms the earthlings
and the earth, inspiring the earthlings through warmth, happiness and joy, to
care for the earth. Thered and orange reflectpassion and love.
But note the bottom half of her clothes. Her steel mesh skirt isheld secure by
adouble belt, flanked by thick strips of heavy leather, and weighted down by
sharp blades.You canimagine the blades whip and slash across your face when
she unleashes her fury with fire and wind. When Konohanasakuya unleashes
her fury, the earthlings canfeel the destructiveforce of her nature-she literally
erupts! The brown and grey are natural colours, reflecting the earth and rock;
and the wind cannot be seen.
Thefieryhalo hasnoend or beginning,reflecting her infinitenature.
Tucker TrophySki andSnowboardCompetition
This annual competition was held onThursday 30 July at Mt Hutt
Skifield in windy but warm conditions.
Teacher-in-charge Karen McKenzie said that racing got underway around
11:30am and thatamere0.18 seconds separated the sibling rivalrybetween
Myaand Kayne Johnston. Mya’scombined runs totalled 1.06.83 and Kayne’s
combined runs 1.07.01!
While Year 11 Mya had the edge over her brother in the first race, Year 9
Kayne had the slightly better time in the second race. Between them,
however, the Johnston’s were seven seconds clear of 3rd place-getter
Todd White (1.41.31) took out the snowboarding competition title from
Mac Burdett, on1.43.13 in 2nd place with only 1.82 secs separating these
Many thanks were given tostaff members Michael Clark, Mike Pearce,
RonCarlsonand Helen Shore-Taylor forhelping out on the day.
Topthreeplace-getter results were:
Overall 1st MyaJohnston; 2nd Kayne Johnston; 3rdParkerBradford.
Males 1st Kayne Johnston; 2nd Parker Bradford; 3rdFlynnMackenzie.
Females 1st MyaJohnston; 2nd Honor Bradford; 3rdMac Burdett.
1st Todd White; 2nd MacBurdett; 3rdJack Wood.
Kayne Johnston and
MyaJohnston in hot pursuit of
each other’s fastest time.
(Pictured left): Snowboard
Champion Todd White.
06-07 11OUE Hike,Pinnacles Hutt.
07 College Ball,AshburtonTrustEvent Centre
Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch
South Canterbury Winter Basketball Competition,
08 Rugby–UC Round 8, Timaru Boys’High School v
09 Equestrian One DayEvent,Christchurch
Aoraki Trap Shooting,Timaru ClayTarget Club
Aoraki Basketball Championships,SouthernTrust Events Centre,
Aoraki Squash Championships,Timaru
10 Debating 1, St Andrew’s College,Christchurch
Dunedin TertiaryOpen Day, Dunedin, 5:00am-9:00pm
11 Year 13 Agriculturevisit to South Island Seeds
Aoraki SecondarySchools Boys’Badminton, Timaru
Thomson/Whelan Basketball Trophy, AshburtonorChristchurch
12 CanterburyUniversityCourse Planning visit
Senior Blood Drive
Girls’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch
Girls’1st XV Rugby–Geraldine vAshHutt,Geraldine (Round 4)
Supernet –VillaMaria vAshburtonCollege,Christchurch (Round 4)
Some KeyForthcoming Dates
07 College Senior Ball,AshburtonTrust EventCentre, 8:00pm
31-04 Sept Year 11, 12, 13 College Exams
05 Year 13 Awards Ceremony, AshburtonTrustEvent Centre, 7:00pm
10 Years 11 and 12 Prize-givings,EANetworksCentre, 7:00pm
16-09 Dec NCEA Exams
Term Dates2020 –Terms Two, Threeand startofTerm Four
Term Three Monday 20 July -Friday25September
Term Four Monday12October -Thursday 05 November (Year 13)
-Tuesday 10 November (Years 11 and 12)
-Thursday 03 December (Year 10)
Term Dates2021 –
Term One Year leveldatestba -Friday09April
Term Two Tuesday 27 April - Friday02July
Term Three Monday 19 July -Friday24September
Term Four Monday11October -Friday10December –year levels tbc
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Garden fete to rescue St John
Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
organising agarden feteinthe
Gardens later this year.
see more than 50 stalls on site,
sellingitems such as food,
clothing jewellery, beauty
products and household and
St John runanumber of
community health initiativesalong
with the ambulance
service in the district and a
number of fundraising
projects are planned to boost
the coffers, including thelarge
St John Ashburtonexecutive
officer Elaine Vallendersaid
approached by stalwart
supporters Sueand Ted
Rollinson who offered the use
of their gardensfor agarden
It has since developed into a
“Sue and Ted have always
beengreat supporters of St
John andthey wanted to once
again help us out.
“This garden tour has now
growninto afete, complete
with more than 50 stalls,
including foodstalls, and
entertainment, as wellasthe
opportunity to stroll through
St John Ashburton will host agarden fete in the grounds of Sue
and Ted Rollinson's Rakaia Gardens.
the six acres of mature
“We are also lucky to have
local chef and caterer,
ChantelleQuinn, on board
demonstration.” Chantelle was
aMasterchef contestant afew
The stallholders aremostly
Full house for online banking tips
Canterbury basedbut there
arealso vendors travelling
from as farsouth as
Invercargill and as far north as
They cover children and
women’s clothing and
accessories,baby gear, garden
art, plants, ceramics, stained
glass, beauty products, eco
products, food and wine,
flowers, household and
giftware, jewellery and
“We are also thrilled to have
the support of theRakaia
Lions Club andthe Hotel
Ashburton,” she said.
Tickets, costing$15,will be
availablefrom midAugust and
will be available at avariety of
outlets in Ashburton,Rakaia,
Ticketswill be $20 per
person on the day.
(July 1toJune 30, 2021) and
any boost in financial support
will be welcome.
St John chief executive
officer Peter Bradley has said
up to $30million of cost
savingswereneeded to offset
an increasinglylarge deficit
throughout the organisation,
created in part by Covid19.
“Our longstanding funding
issues have been welldocumented
with the financialimpact of
Covid19, we are now forced to
programme of cost
reductions,” he said.
Simon O’Neill willperform
alongsideother top opera
performers at aconcert at The
Pianovenue in Christchurch on
Mr O’Neill is set to curate the
Opera in The Cityprogramme
and will perform alongside
baritoneEdward Laurenson and
David Kelly is on piano.
pieces from Handel, Mozart,
Gounod, Bernstein and
Tickets are available from the
North Canterbury based
Hamish Huttonhas been
The 46yearold has spent his
career helping marketand
build businesses and brandsin
the technology andagriculture
He lives in Leithfield,but
Windwhistle that is still farmed
After astint in London, Mr
Hutton was involvedin
marketing theTaitbrand in the
USA and later worked for
He is stillinvolved in
software marketing andisalso
helping farmers getoff the grid
with solar, and runsanonline
retail businesswith his wife.
‘‘I am passionate aboutthis
great country we livein, butI
believe there is more potential
to make it an incredible place
Mr Hutton said he believed
more needed to be done to
support small business.
‘‘We need to makelife easier
for small business ownersand I
have concerns that will not
happen under the current
Mr Hutton said he had
followed theACT party for a
while andafriend who had
stood for the party in the Port
Hills hadintroduced him to the
many talentedpeople in it.
He said the election would be
a‘‘good learning experience’’.
Every chair in the building was in use for SeniorNet’s special session on how to get to grips
with internet banking. Organiser John Burn said 98 people came along to the Sinclair Centre
for the event, which was aimed at helping older people think about and move to internet
banking once cheques were no longer in use. SeniorNet meets regularly and covers arange
of technology in commonplace use, like supermarket scanners and paywave.
Tune on the netand
listen to it anytime, anywhere.
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20 Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
Primary runners blast around course
Mid Canterbury’s top crosscountry
primary school runners
took to the field during the
annual cross country event at
the Ashburton A&P
Up to 200 pupils were
involved last week, running in
overcast conditions on awet
grass course and supported by
family, friends and their school
Mid Canterbury Primary
Schools Sports Association
sports coordinator Natalie
Shaw said the race lineup was
made up of the winners from
school heats. Mid Canterbury
has around 22 primary/
intermediate level schools in
Pupils in Year 5and 6ran a
shorter 2km race and Year 7
and 8pupils ran a3km race.
Mrs Shaw said some of the
pupils completed the race in
times under 15 minutes.
‘‘It’s very competitive, this is
the best of the best.’’
Both age groups had to
navigate around acrosscountry
course set up at in the
showgrounds across flat, with
hills, obstacles to jump and
twists and turns. Each lap of the
course was one kilometre.
Mrs Shaw said the top three
from each age group qualified
to compete at primary
championship event at
Halswell, in Christchurch on
August 12, although
placegetters from Ashburton
Intermediate School would
enter the intermediate
championship, in Canterbury.
Mrs Shaw was thankful for
the support of school
communities as well as the
Ashburton Harriers running
club, especially members Joe
Ford and John Speedy who
spent many hours prior to the
event setting up the track and
then marshalling during the
Year 5(girls): LynMari
Steenkamp, ACS; Annalise
King, MPS; Addie Griffiths,
Longbeach; (boys) Noah
Holland, Tinwald; Campbell
Copland, Rakaia; Conor
Year 6(girls) Sophie Lampe,
Hinds; Jasmine Chalke, MPS;
Sylvie Tranco, MTSS; (boys)
Amwolf Artz, St Josephs, Josh
Gilbert, Allenton; Elliot
Year 7(girls): Blaze France,
MTSS; Layla Ward, AIS; Lucy
Pearce, AIS; (boys) Ollie
Jackways, Dorie; Kalym
Chalmers, AIS; Harry Trott,
Year 8(girls): Mikayla
Marshall MHC; Maddy
Marshall, AIS; Ruby Williams,
AIS; (boys) Harrison Doak, AIS;
Archie McKerrow, MHC; Noah
Runners from Year 5to8competed in the annual primary school
sports association crosscountry event.
Combined girls’ XV has eyes on final’s prize
It’s been astopstart season for
girlsXVbut youwouldn’t know
it from their performances on
The side, which is a
combination of Ashburton
College and Mount Hutt
College players, beat Timaru
in the second round of the
secondary school contest.They
lost by just one point 4142 the
CocaptainGrace Bleach, a
Year 13 student withplans to
become avet, said their
competition had been reduced
to just one round because of
covid but the girls remained
Training had begun early in
the year, butwas then
interrupted bylockdown and
gathering restrictions. The
combined side will meet
Grace said the girlswere
grateful to their sponsorsand
supporters, including Emma
Summerfield from Plains
Emmasaid women’s rugby
she had enjoyedbeingpartof
the rugbycommunity and
helping sponsor theteam.
MidCanterbury Rugby is
runningaseries of Sunday
sessionsfor under 11 and13
girls wanting to playthe game.
Nicole Purdom will be running
13 and 20 for those interested.
Cocaptains Grace Bleach (left) and Roi Makutu (right) with their
main sponsor and supporter Emma Summerfield.
Celticwill havetwo teams in
Mid Canterbury Netball’s top
CelticBwas top of the
premier 2grade andwent on to
now takes Mt Somers’place in
the premier 1competition and
Mt Somers dropstopremier2.
United Bwastop of premier3
and beat College B3518 to earn
promotion to premier2.College
Bmoves down to premier3.
round, Hampsteadstarts as
favourite for the premier 1title.
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Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
The draw for Saturday:
Senior B-2nd Grade Cup semi finals:
Methven vMtSomers, Methven1,2:30pm N
Forbes, A McGirr, CMarshall. Allenton v
Celtic, Allenton1, 2:30pm S Bennett, G
Senior women: HSOB v Celtic B’s
Barber, 2:45pm, Bob Deans Field1.
Combined Colts: Methven/Rakaia v
Lincoln, Methven1, 12:45pm H Grant.
Springston Rugby v Celtic/Southern
EuroAgri/NPD, Springston 1:00pm.
1st XV UC Championship: Timaru Boys
vMCCombined, Timaru High, 12:00pm.
Under 18 Combined: MCRU ALPS v
Rolleston, Tinwald1, 2:15pm JO’Connor.
Under 16Combined: Waihora vMCRU
Plains, Lincoln, 12:30pm. MCRU Alps v
Dunsandel, Tinwald1, 1:00pm CKelland.
Under 14.5 Combined: MCRU Plains v
Rolleston, Tinwald2, 2:00pm J Robinson.
Leeston v MCRU Alps, Dunsandel
Under 13: Methven v Allenton Smallbones,
Methven2, 1:00pm Club. Southern/
Tinwald Howden AG v Celtic, Tinwald2,
12:45pm Club. Collegiate Ross Leadley
Under 11.5: Collegiate Cates Grain &
Seed v Methven Black, Collegiate1A,
12:15pm. Hampstead vCeltic White, Hampstead1A,
1:15pm. Rakaia vCeltic Green,
Rakaia1A, 12:30pm. Southern Coleman Ag
vMethven White, Hinds3, 12:30pm.
Under 10: Celtic Green vCeltic White,
Celtic1B, 1:00pm. Hampstead v Allenton,
Hampstead1B, 1:15pm. Rakaia vMethven
White, Rakaia1B, 12:30pm. Southern Four
Seasons Treecare v Methven Red,
Hinds1A, 12:30pm. Tinwald Ace Automotive
vMethven Black, Tinwald3, 1:15pm.
Under 9:Collegiate/Hampstead Regent
Cinema v Celtic, Collegiate2, 1:15pm.
Rakaia v Allenton Engineering Solutions,
Rakaia2A, 1:00pm. Tinwald Moore
Mechanical vMethven, Tinwald3, 12:15pm.
Southern Hayden McKenzie Contracting a
Under 8:Celtic Green vAllenton Alpine
View, Allenton 1A, 1:00pm. Collegiate/
Hampstead v Celtic White, Collegiate2,
12:15pm. Rakaia vSouthern BuschJoinery,
Rakaia2B, 1:00pm. Tinwald Gluyas Nissan
vMethven, Tinwald4, 1:00pm. Bye Methven/Mt
Under 7: Allenton Auto Maroon v
Methven/Mt Somers, Allenton2, 1:15pm.
Collegiate Ashburton CraneHire vSouthern
Riverlea Agg White, Collegiate3, 1:00pm.
Rakaia v Allenton Gold Young Electrical,
Rakaia2A, 12:15pm. Tinwald NZ Livestocks
Black vMethven, Tinwald4, 12:15pm. Tinwald
Skip-2-it Flooring Xtra OrangevCeltic,
Tinwald1A, 12:00pm. Southern Blue James
Doyle Contracting bye.
Under 6: Allenton Gold Ashburton Pluming
Services vSouthern Blue Matt Wakelin
Contr, Allenton3, 1:15pm. Allenton Maroon
Sparrow Family vSouthern Red Harcourts
Ashburton, Allenton3, 12:30pm. Collegiate
Cranfield Glass vHampstead, Collegiate3,
12:15pm. Mt Somers vMethven White, Mt
Somers, 12:30pm. Rakaia vCeltic White,
Rakaia2B, 12:15pm. Tinwald Alluvial Black
vCeltic Green, Tinwald1B, 12:00pm. Tinwald
Cranfield Glass Blue vMethven Black,
Tinwald 2B, 12:00pm. Tinwald Canvas
Orange v Southern Agspread White, Tinwald2A,
The Mid Canterbury Hockey Association
draw for August 7-12 -
Small sticks duty club: Tinwald
Friday 7August, Kiwi Sticks (Yr 5) 3.45
pm Rakaia Yr 5vTinwald Foothills (Turf a)
HKidd, GMuir. Wakanui Blue vWakanui
Black (Turf b) RKidd, SGeeson. 4.30 pm
Tinwald Yr 5vMethven (Turf a) HKidd, S
Geeson. Tinwald Yr 6vAllenton (Turf b) R
Kidd, GMuir. Allenton Yr5(BYE).
Kiwi Sticks (Yr 6) 5.15 pm Collegians D
&EvTinwald Foothills (Turf a) LEllis, D
Law. Wakani vMethven Black (Turf b) J
Elllis, J Muir. 6.00 pm Methven White v
Rakaia Yr 6(Turf a) DLaw, JMuir.
1st Grade Women, 6.50 pm Hampstead
vMethven (Wakanui, Hampstead Blue).
Just Hockey SSL Div 1 Boys, Marist
Park @StBedes 5.50 pm St Bedes College
2nd XI vAshburton College 1st XI (Umpires
Small sticks duty club: Tinwald
Saturday 8August, Mini Sticks, 10.15
am Methven Yr 3vMethven Yr 4(Turf a)
Coaches. Tinwald v Allenton (Turf b)
Coaches. Wakanui Black vTinwald Foothills
(Turf c) Coaches. Hampstead v Wakanui
Blue (Turf d) Coaches.
Fun Sticks, 11.00 am Draws made on
the day (Coaches).
Senior Women, Ash NBS 1.00 pm
Wakanui vCambridge (H Young, CHastie).
Senior Men, Ash NBS 2.40 pm Wakanui
vCambridge (C Watson, MMarshall).
Sunday 9August, 2nd Grade Girls, Ash
NBS 1.40 pm Tinwald v Roncalli 2nd XI
(Umpires tba). Tim TA 2.05 pm Geraldine v
Wakanui (Umpires supplied)
1st Grade Men, 4.00 pm Tinwald
Orange v Wakanui (Hampstead/Wakanui,
Hampstead Lowcliffe). 5.25 pm Tinwald
Black v Allenton (Tinwald Orange,
Wakanui). 6.50 pm Hampstead/Wakanui v
Hampstead Lowcliffe (Tinwald Black, Allenton).
Monday 10 August, 2nd Grade Boys,
Tim AE 5.40 pm Allenton vStKevin's 1st XI
(Umpires supplied). Ash NBS 6.15 pm
Wakanui vGeraldine (S Moore, JGray)
1st Grade Women, 7.30 pm Wakanui v
Hampstead Blue (Hampstead, Methven).
Tuesday 11 August, Kwik Sticks (Yrs 7
&8) 4.00 pm Wakanui Blue/Collegians v
Wakanui Black (L Ellis, BGreer). 5.15 pm
Tinwald Orange vMethven (M Wilson, G
Oates). 6.30 pm Tinwald Foothills vAllenton
(A Mitchell, MAmos).
Wednesday 12 August, Just Hockey
SSL Div 2Girls Nunweek Park 26.10 pm
Villa Maria College 3rd XI v Ashburton
College 1st XI (Umpires supplied).
Connetics SSP Boys 6.45 pm Timaru
Boys High School 1st XI vChrist’s College
1st XI (Umpires supplied).
Info sessionfor would-benurses
free informationsession at Ara Institute
of Canterbury’s Timaru campus in
Ara teaches the Bachelor ofNursing -
athree-year programme -inTimaru.
The information session will give an
overview of thequalificationand explain
howAra’s free dailybus service between
Oamaru, Timaru and Ashburton makes
it possible for residents across South
Canterbury to study at the Timaru
The session will also include a tour
of Ara’s clinical practice suite which
replicates areal health care facility and
features amannequin with asimulated
Gail Foster, Ara’s Timaru nursing coordinator,
says nursing isanexcellent
career choice for many reasons. “It’s
a highly rewarding profession with a
multitude of areas you can work and
specialise in. And as anurse you never
stop learning and developing your
Individuals who don’t meet the entry
requirements forthe Bachelor of Nursing
can learn about Ara’s six-month prehealth
preparation course, immediately
afterthe nursinginformation session.
The session takes place at Ara’sTimaru
campus on Wednesday 19 August at
5.30pm, followed by the Pre-Health
session at6.15pm. For further details
Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
Howfittingit wasto have a
historian as the first post
covid 19 guest speaker.
historian Friedalooser took
us all on ajourney back to the
so called musketwars from
around 1800to1840and the
massarrival of europeans.
Frieda is awellknown
historian whohas spoken to
ourU3A in seminar sessions
on thehistory of chocolate
devastatingimpact that the
arrival of Europeanmusket
NZ hasbeen thesameever
wars of the 1860s, the musket
wars were fought across both
Islands beginning with
rivalry between the northern
Whatuaand theneed to
obtain muskets. In 1815,one
musket apparently cost about
eight pigs,which had risen to
200 sacks and15pigs in 1820!
Butofcourse history is never
The story of Tuahiwi was
central to revengeful warfare
betweenNgati Toa and Ngai
Tahu. Just like global
conflicts of thepast, the
first muskets were fairly
We learntthatthe early
the wayconflict was resolved
by Te Rauparahsson
still respectedtoday as aman
whowalked in twocultures.
TheKaiapoi Pa remainsa
significant historical siteas
Tahuwith Tuahiwi at its base
for tradeand socialisation.
This period of history is
alsofundamental to learning
aboutNew Zealand history
whichisnow enshrined in
history curricula in schools.
President Andrew welcomed
agood musterofmembers to
ourJulymeeting, thefirst for
fourmonthsdue to covid.
Woods, executiveofficer of
outlined the history of
first was setupinCleveland,
Thereare 17 community
foundations in NewZealand,
set up in 2003atthe
It is the second oldestin
CommunityFoundation is a
registered trust which is set
up to encourage and enable
benefit of worthwhile
threemain activities: Raising
funds from donations and
legacies, investingthe funds
to retain the capital and
grants and scholarshipsto
the local community from
projects that can make a
difference andeffect change.
Our second speaker was
Craig Carr, managing
small bales of hay afterwork,
thenprogressed to baling
round bales and was oneof
the first to introducebig
the establishment of a
He farmed through the
tough 1980sand bought the
Mayfield garage to support
got into thefarm machinery
business in the 1990s, which
In the late 1990s, Carrs
business and suggested that
son Craig workthere for a
yeartobuild up fundsfor
university. Craig nevergot to
Meanwhile the contracting
thousands of big bales of
Mushroomsand the feed
millingbusiness through the
old Winslow Lucerne factory
suppliedmixes for feedlot
cleaning and feedmill
businesses were sold.In 2014
the Carrs gotthe opportunity
to purchaseElders Livestock.
Thiswas rebranded as
Carrfieldsand is thesecond
the country.Carrfields also
operate agrain andseed
business and awool business.
Theyare developing ahemp
fibrebusinessand are setting
up specialist plant in
Christchurch to process
Theyoperate the only
privatejetsand the firstclass
The challenge with wool is
to identifyend useswhich
Craig told an inspirational
storyofthe growth of the
business from one manand a
hay baler to asignificantNew
employing around 500
memberstothe July meeting,
coming A&P Show,
enter in the woodturning
havealathe in actionduring
Joynt,from Tokaroa, who has
awealth of practicalturning
South Island doing workshop
exhibitions at various clubs.
He will visitChristchurch
and Timaru duringAugust.
Dave Strong: 2beech burr
FrankLuxton: anylon soft
shackle usedfor towingout a
John Millichamp: 2large
Wim Melchers: acotinus or
MervPeck showed us how
tooltogive abowl,vase an
ornate finish.The selection
of woodiscritical, ash,
sycamore, beech, yewarethe
preferred woods as they
easiertocreate apattern on.
Thetool alsoworks wellon
wheel you useinteresting
patternscan be created. And
if youhave the flairthe lined
pattern can be filled with a
can haveavariety of different
usesfor an endless designed
patterns. Thanks Merv.
We continuetoget good turn
outs on clubdays,and we
have finished playing
catchup on clubtournaments
playingthe lastthree doubles
The Mixed DrawnDoubles
waswon by JohnnyWright
Laird andRichard Browne.
TheUnder 70's eventwas
themselves 11 points and3
wins, andRunners up were
Adair Jones and Bernice
The70and over event was
wonbyBetty King and
themselves 27 points and3
wins, andRunners up were
Mavis Thompson andColin
winners andrunners up who
did so well and were a
newer player, oneofthe
advantages of drawingteams.
part, because without then
there wouldnot be a
Wehad six players take
on July19. Jan Guilford,
the CanterburyDoubles with
16 verygood teams
participating,and on Sunday
CanterburySingles with 22
players takingpart. Agood
portion of players for both
these events arefromour
own club which is really
There will be somegood
games to watch if you have
somesparetime do comeand
Longterm volunteers (from left) Eleanor Weir (25 years), Betty Wilson
(15 years) and Lynne Curd (five years).
Blind and low vision
It’s been averyunusual year for
everyone because of Covid19 and
Blindand Low Vision New
Zealand (BLVNZ) is no different.
With therecentname change to
more accurately represent the
membership, others with low
visionmay be eligibletobenefit
fromBlind andLow Vision NZ’s
guidance and equipment, together
with local committee social
activities and support.
The Ashburton branch
membership stands at 78.
lunch meetings and six outings
The outings were longstanding
afternoonsgiven for the 71st time
by both Ashburton Rotary and
Tinwald Red Cross. Hinds WI put
on lunch andentertainment in
August and in October there was a
cuppa at theWeirs’ at Lake Hood.
The Christmas party was held at
The Stables and in early2020 the
WilliamsonsatConiston hosted a
The two annual collections, Red
PuppyAppeal in March and Blind
Week in October, were well
The organisation appreciates
support fromAdvance Ashburton,
Ashburton Taxis, Hinds WI,
Methven’s volunteer drivers and
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Spend a couple of hours
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Phone Mary todayon308 7664
to get startedoremail
Retiring committee member
Judith Hughes served for 22
Mr Colin Watson, MSAClub,
Pakeke Lions, Rotary Club of
Ashburton, Waireka Croquet Club,
private donors and the Plains at
Committee chairman Dennis
Swaney can be contacted on 0272
221281 and secretary Eleanor
Weir on 3026914.
24 Ashburton Courier, August 6, 2020
Teams tested in
Mid Canterbury studentshave
engineering and science and
havebeen testedatthe EPro8
Held in the Ashburton
from Years 5/6 and Year 7/8
tackled challenges involving
logical thinkingand some
On MondayYear5/6 teams
chose to either crafttheir own
trolley racerorwork on a
challenge featuring elements
behind the legend of Maui
capturing the sun.
manager KelvinThiele said
challenge, workedagainst the
clock and gained points as they
completed stages of their
The interschool competition
wasdesigned to give students a
introduction to science and
Right: The Lauriston School
team of Tom McCambridge,
James Irwin, Toby Maw and
Kaiah Brodie demonstrate their
rollercoaster work in progress.
Canal fishing ban in winter of 2021
Jarrod Bedford releases a
10.9kg rainbow trout caught at
the upper Tekapo canal in June
this year. Photo Rhys Adams
MidCanterbury anglers who
visit Tekapo will be banned
from theupper half of the canal
next winter,for thegood of the
Fish andGame Council will put
aprecautionary closure on the
canal fishery, upstreamofSH8,
for three monthsfromJune1,
2021. It followsanger concern
over the sustainability of the
trophy trout fishery.
Council chair Dr Andrew
Simpson said there had been a
dramatic rise of anglers
targeting therainbow trout
spawning run in the Tekapo
canal in wintertime overthe
‘‘The council has takena
towardanglers’ concern that
there is too much pressureon
the spawning population anda
diminished fishing experience.
‘‘The winter spawning season
closure of the upper partofthe
Tekapo canal will enable
spawning to occur unaffected
by fishingand allow thecouncil
to continue to carryout
researchinto the canal
value to anglers.’’
Adams said the immense
increase in popularity of
fishing in the spawningmonths
had required arethinkoflongheld
He said it was previously
thought thatspawning in the
canal wasnot amajor
but now.‘‘In the face of
angling usage,wecan’t rule out
that spawning within the canal
could now makeameaningful
contribution to trout
recruitment in the canal.’’
The lower part of Tekapo
canals are open yearround.
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The vacancies on the committee have arisen due to the end of term ofthe
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speciality. Mobile workshop.
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enduring powers of
attorney. Phone 308 0327.
Keys/locks, sliding and bifold
door roller repairs.
Mobile service. Call Doors
and More. Ph 027 516 7104
MENTORING for emotional
support, guidance, optimism,
goal setting, resilience.
Call Pete Young, 307
7582/027 280 0889; email
PAINTER for all your painting
needs. No job too small,
inside or outside. Professional
Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or
027 200 1619.
plastering - No job too
small. Interior, exterior.
Professional, prompt, competitive
Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton
on 021 878 794 or
PLUMBER. Repair or
replace; taps, shower
mixers, hot water cylinders,
basins, tubs, toilets, vanity
units, leaking pipes. Call
Pete Young, experienced
plumber 027 280 0889/307
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.
COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC
WINDOW &CARPET CLEANING
Professional, friendly service,
We coverTimaru, Oamaru,
Ashburton, Geraldine &Temuka
Ronald vanKoot 022 318 6936
Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.
24/7 mobile service for
all your carpetcleaning,
flood restoraon needs.
Timaru 03 684 6102
Ashburton 03 308 8932
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.
West Coast Tranz Alpine 5
days ex Christchurch, Bay of
Islands 5days Heritage Tour,
Great Barrier Island 4days,
Chatham Islands 8 days,
Taranaki, Central North
Island, ex Auckland. Ph 0800
309 196. www.nztours.nz.
TRIP TO THE
308 7646 or
027 249 1827
Subs due $10
MID CANTERBURYLADIES FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Advise all members thatour next meeting will be
held in the GalleryRoom, AshburtonHotel on
12 August at 9.45am.
This meeting will include agood speaker
and morning tea.
Entranceisvia main hotel door.
Society AGM, Monday 24th
August at 7.30pm Domain
Pavilion, Walnut Avenue.
New members welcome.
HAKATERE Maori Komiti
AGM will be held Monday
10th August at 6pm at
Hakatere Marae. All members
and all interested are
welcome to attend.
COUCH 2200cm long,
cream/fawn fabric. Very
comfy. Excellent condition.
$300. Ph 03 307 4600 or
029 772 4461
Small LPG cylinders
Off Street Parking
Arthur Cates Ltd
26 McNally Street
Ph 308 5397
Riverside Industrial Estate
17 Grey St,Ashburton
Phone 307 2707
‘Free of Charge’
Bruce McIlroy Limited
309MethvenHighway, Ashburton 7776
Tel: 03 3087282 •E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Malcolm McDowell Rd
$300 per cord
within the town
021 162 4102
Call us for a
DRY old man pine. 6 m 3
$575. Delivered to most of
Mid Canterbury. WINZ
accredited. Phone Rob 027
POTATOES Nadine and
Agria. $1.00 per kilo, 10kg
bag $10.00. Seed potatoes
$2.50 per kilo. Phone 308
3195 or 027 531 9103. 81
Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses
NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor
Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D
ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested
Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings
CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place
Phone Christine 027 245 2563
URGENT CARE CLINIC
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 where to go if you
If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any
GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.
All non-residents and visa holders please bring your
New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.
TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...
Saturday8th August is
Tinwald Medical Centre,33Archibald Street.
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.
Sunday9th August is
MooreStreet Medical Centre, MooreStreet.
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.
Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the
weekend and public holidays please telephone
MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105
or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.
Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be
on the answer phone.
East Street will be open on ...
Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm
Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm
At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open
normal trading hours during the week,and on
Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice
Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116
CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755
Full range of engineeringsuppliesand accessories forall your repairs
&maintenance. Kerrickhot &cold waterblasters &industrialvacuum cleaners.
Essetiwelders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of TrailerEquipment.
Free learners licencecourse
• New to thedistrict?
• Needadriver’s licence?
We canhelp you!
TheMid Canterbury Rural Driver Licencing Scheme
arerunning another free Learner’s LicenceCourse.
This free course is open to adult newcomersinrural
MidCanterburyand willtake placeinAshburton
beginning Tuesday1st September from 11am –
1pm. We can assist with transportand child care
On gaining alearner’s licencewewillbegin
your international licence. Spaces arelimited so get
To register,please contact
Wendy Hewitt,Rural Licencing Coordinator
Phone 03 308 1395ext 228 or 027 611 3301
South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147
Email email@example.com FREEPHONE 0800 452 522
TradeZone is proud to be supporting Blue September.
Locally owned &operated family business for 67 years
Unique Kiwiana graphics.
Friendly 4year old
black catneeding a
Food donations arewelcome and
Kindly sponsored by
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10.00 TheSecret -DaretoDream PG
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Mon10th, Tues 11th
Where’dYou Go Bernadette
TheSecret -DaretoDream PG
Where’dYou Go Bernadette M
TheSecret -DaretoDream, This
Town, Unhinged,Where’dYou Go
03 308 9516
Feminine Health &Wellness Coach
• Skin and Body Care
• Self Hypnosis
FOCUS Optometry - good
honest eye care, support
local. Phone 307 8988. 65
Tancred Street, Ashburton.
SPACE available for next
weeks Courier -bequick!
Talk to us about your advertising
308 7664 or call into our
office at 199 Burnett Street,
pamper foryour pooch
Ph 0800454 654
• Weight Management
Phoneortext 027 282 1585
Virtual and onsite administration
services offered on a
contract basis. Aspecialist at
implementing new office systems
for farmers, homebased
businesses, or sole
traders. Available for one-off
or contract assignments.
Phone Rochelle 0272011316
ROOF COATINGS: All roof
types, specializing in
Decramastic and Long Run
Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep
roofs not a problem. —
SATURDAY 8th August.
Outdoor furniture, desks,
puzzles, household goods.
Country Place, 8am-11am
prior to Thursday
Phone 308 7664
We can help with:
•Counselling and bereavement
•Massage,reiki and reflexology
Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387
email firstname.lastname@example.org www.hospicemc.nz
We areaware that some newresidents of the
Ashburtondistrict arehaving difficulty
Ourbooks will be open over wintertoenrol new
eligiblepatients. Ourdoctors andstaffoperate a
comprehensive family orientatedpractice forall
To enrolcontactreception ph 03 3083066
Allfamilies of prospectiveNew Entrants to
Tinwald School from
September 2020 to June 2021 areinvited to an
on Thursday20thAugust at 9:30 am
in the Tinwald School hall.
Forcateringpurposes please RSVP
by phone on 308 4555
Chertsey Reserve Board
The purposeofthe meeting is to elect up to sevenresidents
to fillthe vacancies on theReserveBoard.
The Boardwill meetimmediately following theTriennial
Meeting and appoint memberstothe positionsof
Chairman, Secretaryand Treasurer.
Ashburton District Council
WANTED TO BUY
METAL, heavy etc. Free
light-grade metal in-yard
dumping 9am-5pm weekdays
Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford
Forest Rd, (behind
PlaceMakers). Phone 03
308 8033 or 027 249 6625.
SCISSORLIFTS for hire.
4WD and slab lifts available
for daily or weekly hire.
Pickup or delivery. Phone
North End Engineering 308
8155 for abooking.
We have everything for your home
Old Elm Stockholm Cross
Seddon Ranfurly Frankie Zoe
Lounge suites custom-made to your sizeand fabric choice
Talk to our designteam about your needs
QUALITY USED VEHICLES
WARRANTIESAA APPRAISEDFINANCEBIGGEST YARDBEST SELECTIONTRADE-INS
2014 NISSAN SYLPHY X
Auto,1800 cc,air con,
ABS,cam chain, 49,000 kms
2012 TOYOTA VITZ F
1300 cc,air con, ABS,climate
control, 19,000 kms
2011 SUBARUFORESTER 2.0 XS
2000cc, air con, climate control,
ABS, diesel,twin air bags,
4X4, push button start,
2013 TOYOTA AQUA G
Hybrid,auto, 1500 cc,ABS, air con,
2015 SUBARUIMPREZA 1.6i
2WD,1600cc, sport, ABS,
air con, cam chain 26,000 kms
HONDA NISSAN TOYOTA
2006 HONDAINSPIRE AVANZARE, 3000 cc,4door,abs,air con,
cruise control, climate control57,500kms........................ $9,995
2013 HONDACR-V24G, auto5door,ABS, cruise control,
alloys,tow bar, 66,000 kms, 2400cc..................................... $22,995
2007 HONDAELYSIONPRESTAGESZ, auto, petrol,7seater, 5door,
ABS, foglights,105,000 kms, 3500cc, alloys,cruisecontrol,news
tyres, and loaded.............................................................................. SOLD
2007 HONDASTEPWAGON G, 5door,8seater, ABS, air con, rear
spoiler,95,000 kms, 2000cc....................................................... $8,995
2007 HONDACR-V 4WDZX, 2400 cc,ABS, air con, climate control,
2007 SUZUKISX4 XG, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, climate control,
rear spoiler,roof rails,alloys,97,200kms,1500 cc................ SOLD
2011 SUBARUFORRESTER,2000 cc,4WD,ABS, twin air bags,
2011 SUBARULEGACYWAGON, 2.5i, 2500 cc,ABS, new cam belt,
rear spoiler ..................................................................................$10,995
2015 SUBARUIMPREZA, 1.6i, 1600 cc,sport wagon, ABS, cam
chain, air con..............................................................................$11,995
2015 SUBARUIMPREZA, 1.6i, 1600 cc station wagon, ABS, air con,
rear spoiler, 5000kms ..............................................................$12,995
2006 NISSANCUBE 15M, 5door,petrol,air con, ABS, CD changer,
42,300 kms, 1500cc....................................................................... $7,495
2014 NISSANLATIO B, auto, idlingstop, twin air bags,ABS,4door,
petrol,air con, 31,100kms.......................................................... $9,995
2001 NISSANCUBE, 1300 cc,5door,auto, 136,000 kms......... $3,495
2007 NISSANSKYLINE 350 GT,3500cc, auto, paddle shift, 18in
2013 NISSANBLUEBIRD, twin air bags,ABS, air con, 46,000 kms .....
2013 NISSANSYLPHYX,1800cc, air con, ABS, push start, auto,
46,000 kms .................................................................. $11,995
2006 NISSAN BLUEBIRD SYLPHY20S, 2000cc,ABS, air con, climate
control, 11,800kms ....................................................................... $9,995
2007 BMW X5, 3000 cc,deisel,ABS, twin air bags,parking sensors,
cruise control, 4X4 ........................................................................ $9,995
1992 FORD COURIER UTE, diesel flatdeck................................. $3,995
2004 FORD FOCUS, 5door,5spped............................................. $2,995
1995 NISSAN PULSAR, auto, hatchback..................................... $2,495
2007 TOYOTA PRIUSSTOURING, hybrid,alloys,reverse camera,
air con, rear spoiler,ABS, 1500cc, 36,000kms................$10,995
2007 TOYOTA BLADE G, 5door,ABS, air con, body kit, rear spoiler,
push button start, 70,500 kms, 2400cc...............................$10,995
2009 TOYOTA ESTIMAHYBRIDX4WD, 5door,8seater, ABS, air
con, auto, rear spoiler,cruise control, 133,450 kms, 2400cc,
2013 TOYOTA PRIUSL,5door,ABS, air con, petrol,parking sensors,
rear spoiler,auto, 71,810 kms, 1800cc.................................$16,995
1999 TOYOTA RAV4,3door,petrol, ABS, air con, rear spoiler,
2006 TOYOTA RUSH G, 5door,petrol, ABS, air con, climate control,
rear spoiler,59,500 kms, 1500cc............................................$11,995
2008 TOYOTA WISH XLIMITED, 5door,petrol, ABS, air con, auto,
climate control, 72,500 kms, 1800cc...................................... $9,995
2012 TOYOTA RAV4 LTD, 2400cc, ABS,air con, body kit,
74,000 kms.......................................................................................... SOLD
2012 TOYOTA VITZF,1300cc, hatchback,air con, ABS, climate
2013 TOYOTA AQUAG,1500cc,ABS,Air control, twin airbags,
2016 MITSIBUSHIPAJEROSPORT VRX,2400cc, cruise control,
reverse sensors, tow bar, fully loaded ...............................$34,995
Ph: 308 1396
Selling nice cars to nice people!
-about our range of rental vehicles
470 West Street,
A/H Keith Drummond
0274 367 646
Family,Sports, School or Social Trips
We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivansavailable.
Cars and3trucksforsmall or bigloads alsoavailable.