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Executivesous­chef Ken

Lindeboom and apprentice

chef MattKennedy aretaking

their passion for American

barbecue cookingtothe next

level.

They are going to teach

people to barbecue at home,

without asmoker,during a

American barbecue­aficionados Matt Kennedy (left) and Ken Lindeboom are keen to pass on their

smoker­cooking knowledge.

class at the Methven Summer

School.

“It’s away theaverageJoe

can buyacheaper cut of meat

and make it special,”says Ken.

The duo have been working

together at Lake House

Restaurant,atLake Hood,

since Ken andhis family

arrived from South Africain

April last year.

Ken, 37,and Matt,18, agold

medal winnerofthe Auckland

NationalSecondary Schools

Culinary Competitionand son

of award winning sausage

maker Paddy Kennedy, are

partofadiverseteam at the

restaurant led by executive

chef David Blundell, and have

been offering American style

smokehouse barbecuemeats

since Covid­19 lockdown

ended.

Continued Page 3

Life at

level 2

returns

Mount HuttCollege has

postponed its annual ball on

Friday night as aroundMid

Canterbury people adjusttolife

at alert level 2again.

Socialdistancing,good

handwashing and gatherings of

no morethan 100 are key

measuresand Ashburton mayor

NeilBrownisalsoadvocating

the useofmasks.

Auckland city is in alert level

3afterfour positivetests in one

family and healthauthorities

are tracking the source. The

restofthe country,including

Mid Canterbury,isinalertlevel

2. Thealert levels will be in

forceuntilatleast midnight

Friday while information about

the extentofcommunity

transmissionisgathered.

Mr Brownsaidcommunity

transmissionwas boundto

happenbut peopleneededto

focusontheir own actions.

‘‘Weneed to stayhomeifwe

feelsick or have any symptoms,

downloadthe tracing app on

yourphone if youhaven't done

so already, respect social

distancing rules, and don't start

panic buying.We'veshownwe

can do this and we were really

hopingnot to escalateupany

levels, but now that the call's

beenmade we just needtoget

on with it.’’

Council chiefexecutive

Hamish Riachsaidcouncil

facilities were ensuring social

spacingand contracttracing

arrangements,and ensuring

there wouldbenomorethan

100 people in adefined space.

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Ashburtonartistand art tutor Robin

Arnst celebrated her 80th birthday in

style on Sunday with amad hatter’s

tea party.

The afternoonparty was held at

Ruth Hall’s musical farm At Violinos

near Winchmoreand featured drinks,

cake and amusical recital.

Some 50 guests attended theparty,

most wearing ahat of some

description.

Some hats featured elaborate

Worries after home help axed

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Mid Canterbury GPsand AgeConcern

are worried that the Canterbury

District HealthBoardhas axed home

help for manyelderlypeople and say

it could resultinmore movinginto

resthomes.

In onecase, aperson in their 90s

who hadbeenreceivinghomehelp for

15 years wastold the servicewould

stop.

Home helpincludes changingthe

sheets on beds, cleaning bathrooms

and vaccuming, tasks manyelderly

struggle with becauseofill health.

TheDHB, via Ashburton Hospital,

stoppedmost home help duringthe

lockdownbecause of worries about

spreading covid.Afterlockdown,

elderly receivingthe service were

assessedoverthe phoneabouttheir

ability to carryonwithoutit.

GPsspokesperson Dr Emma

Andrew said GPswere concerneda

lot of home help hadbeenstoppedfor

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Wearing stylish hats on Sunday were birthday girl Robin Arnst (centre), party

venue host Ruth Hall (left) and Denise Hydes.

designs, including Mrs Arnst’s own

hat thatwas designedbyfriend and

local florist Denise Hydes.

Mrs Arnst was joined at the party by

family, fellow artists, friends and

fellow aquaciseclass members.

‘‘I thoughtthe hat idea would bring

everyoneto thesamelevel and add

somecolour andstyle to my birthday

what appeared to be cost­saving

reasons.

‘‘It is probably to savemoney to

fund other government expenditures

however it mayend up being amore

costly exercise as it mayforcemore

peopleinto residentialcare to get the

help theyneed.’’

She said people should ask for a

reassessment if they stillneeded

help. ‘‘Assessmentsreally need to be

done in person.Unfortunately many

elderly are quite stoical,totheirown

detriment,whenanswering phone

calls fromastranger about their

capabilities.’’

Age ConcernMid Canterbury

presidentJan McClelland saidthe

group had heard fromat least adozen

elderly people who had losttheir

home help andwere anguished by it.

Theorganisation, which advocates

forthe elderly, had written tothe

hospital and askedifthe criteria for

home help hadchanged. Theyare

awaiting an answer.

Mrs McClelland said reducinghome

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party,’’ shesaid.

MrsArnst has paintedand taught

artinastudio above the former post

office buildingon East Streetfor a

number of years.

She has shared thespacewith

fellow artists Margaret Digby and

Alison Ramsay, butwill shortly

relocate to her home.

help during thelockdown wastobe

expected, but thoseelderly people

would not havebeen expecting a

phone callfollowup thatled to the

service beingcut altogether.

She saidtheyshould havebeen

assessed in theirhomes, to get a

better indication of how they had

beencoping. ‘‘I just don’t think you

can evaluate by just afew questions

overthe phone.’’

Someofthose wholost homehelp

had beenreceivingitfor 15 years.

‘‘Youcan’t tellmethatall of asudden

they have turned acorner and are

managing.’’

Mrs McClelland saidmany would

not haveknown thequestionswere

aimed at reviewingtheir home help

service. ‘‘Iftheyhad been warned

that the servicewas going to be

reviewed,theymay well havehad a

support person with them.’’

Homehelp for even60minutesa

week gave an older person

independence. ‘‘This group ofpeople

have to be treated carefully.’’

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Chefsdebut at summer school

From Page 1

They are keen to pass on some

knowledge and inspire others,

especially if it leads to roles in

the hospitality industry, which

has ashortage of chefs.

Ken says prior to lockdown

the restaurant was having

monthly integration evenings of

South African braai and New

Zealand barbecue on the menu.

It introduced the smoked

option which proved very

popular, sold out quickly and

ended up being requested for

wedding breakfasts and

functions.

“For us it was great, we

couldn’t keep up with the

barbecue,” Ken says.

The restaurant invested in a

massive smoker custom­made

New group

unites CBD

Ashburtonretailersand business owners are

beingurgedtojoin anew group aimed at reenergising

and galvanisinginnertown

businesses.

Health 2000 ownerBob McDonald said

thosedoing businessinthe CBD neededa

united front on things like business shopping

hours, parking and dealing with the

AshburtonDistrict Council.

Retailers, business and building owners

are being encouraged to comealongtoa

meeting at Somerset Grocer on August 18.

Mr McDonald said the meeting would start

at 5.45pmand go for an hour.‘‘We want to be

an advocate group for aresurgenceof

business in the CBD.’’

Therewere several pressingissues for

businesses, who are negotiating life in the

covid environment and atwo­year

programme of council works thatinvolves

digging up andrelaying streets and footpaths.

Mr McDonald said businesses were hoping

councilcontractors might work at nightor

easeoff some of the work beforethe

traditionally busyChristmas period so

customers would have easieraccesstoshops.

Other things to be discussed includedasking

councilfor atownsman to do small jobs in the

CBD and keep it tidy,and ashop local

campaign.

Social distance

rules back on

From Page 1

Masks were available for council staff with

customer­facing jobs.

‘‘From acommunity pointofview, we

again urgeeveryone to follow the official

advice and rules –there is great information

on the official websitecovid19.govt.nz .Itis

hugely disappointing to be here again, but

we sawit off lasttime andbyworking

together Ihave no doubtwecan do it again.’’

Mount Hutt College said theball had to be

postponed andanew date wouldbe

confirmedwhenthere was greater certainty.

Ashburton College saiditwas school as

usual for students and staff, with physical

distancing to be practised as perits

pandemic plan.

Medical centres were taking extra

precautionsand all aged care facilities were

backinlockdown andsupermarkets were

controlling shopper numbers.

Mid Canterbury Netball,with premier

competition tonight, wasyesterday awaiting

advice from its national body but preparing

to play with a100 people limit. The

Ashburton GolfClub advised club play would

continuewith social distancing.

by SmokeDogg Smokers in

Kaiapoi.

Weighing awhopping 1.2

tonne, the double­door reverse

smoker was the biggest the

company had ever built.

Each door weighs 50kg, with a

counter lever, so is like amini

workout each time it’s opened.

And it’s opened alot with

meat constantly being checked

and the temperature kept at an

even 150 degrees Celsius.

The barbecue bistro, aptly

named Smoke, has had rave

reviews, including from afew

ex­pat Americans living in Mid

Canterbury.

It’s atestament to the long

hours the duo put into cooking

cuts of meat such as brisket

(breast section), Boston butt

(pork shoulder), pork ribs and

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The slow cooked meats are

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restaurant’s own sausages,

mince and meat patties.

At full capacity the Lake

House smoker could feed 100 to

200 people, depending on the

cuts of meat being smoked.

One of the secrets to cooking

American barbecue is cooking

meat slowly and at alow

constant temperature, and Ken

says there’s areal science to it.

It’s one he has perfected over

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Bridge case work

Details of abusiness case to support funding

for asecond bridge over the Ashburton River

continued to be worked on.

Ashburton District Council staff and

consultants met with NZTA in mid­February to

fill out anew benefits framework. Another

workshop was held last week.

Roading manager Brian Fauth said council

had to supply evidence that the bridge was

value for money and followed the lines of

current government policy thinking.

Part of the process was completing

investment logistics mapping.

‘‘As part of that ILM exercise, we had to

readdress what the problems were, ask if they

are still relevant and if the decision that has

been made is still appropriate going forward.’’

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This Town is the latest film by New Zealand

writer and director David White, an absurdist

mockumentary comedy set in afictional small

NZ town. It has Robyn Malcolm as Pam, who

grew up in Ashburton and has been in so many

movies and TV series.Weare watching Robynin

TheOutpost series rightnow.

Pamisonanobsessed mission to provethe guilt

of aman acquitted of amurder, circumstances

thathad her out of ajob.Running apetting zoo

of alpacas, donkeys and hamsters isn’t quite

doing it forthe onetrack minded Pam, tryasshe

may. Pam isabrilliant role for Robyn Malcolm,

highlighting her depth on screen in her abilityto

take on the oddest of characters.

Another fineactress in the movie wasAliceMay

Connolly from Geraldine.Her proud Dad booked

out the theatre there and gave everyone an ice

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It is pretty special to have this brand new New

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Lottie helps out foodbank

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Eatyourtea,there are children

starving in the world ­it’s aline

trotted outbymany parents at the

dinner table.

Four­year­old Lottie Hurst heard

that then found out there areactually

childrenin her hometown that need

food and has done something about it.

Lottie,short for Charlotte, goes to

Phoenix Pre­School, andwill go to

AllentonSchoolafter sheturns five at

theend of the year. Shehas been

collecting food and dropped offfour

big boxes to the SalvationArmy

foodbank.

Herfood donation projecthas

captured the hearts of her ownfamily

and the pre­schoolcommunity.

Aunt Gayle Smith­Busch said

Lottieinvestigated the dinnertable

remark and thediscussionevolved to

people in needinher own

community.

She setupand decorated a

donation box at Phoenix andinvited

familiestocontribute. She even

advised food items best suited were

non­perishables like cereal, cans of

food,noodles andspaghetti.

Mum Sonya Hurst spreadthe word

at Hinds School, whereshe works,

and dad Nathan didthe same at

SmithScapes. Postsonsocialmedia

helped her cause andshe was given a

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thedonation.

‘‘She is talking aboutitwith people

Salvation Army foodbank manager Judith Beaumont and Lottie Hurst, 4, with

food donations collected by the youngster.

all thetime,’’ Gayle said. ‘‘She has a

big heart. It’s beautiful.’’

Salvation Army foodbankmanager

Judith Beaumont saiddemand for

foodparcelsvaried, with up to 12

going out someweeks;but she is

holding her breath until September

when the Government’s wagesubsidy

cameoff.

The number of joblessisexpected

to increase as some businesses shed

staff they have tried to keep in jobs

since March. Mortgage holidays are

alsoending soon.

Shesaid donations like Lottie’s

were important to help thefoodbank

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times.

‘‘While it is relatively quiet at the

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Lottie is continuing to collect food

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Megan Hands is new candidate

National’s new

candidate for the

Rangitata electorate

Megan Hands moved

straightinto campaign

mode following her

selection and has spent

the past few days

meeting andgreeting

people in Ashburton.

The environmental

farm consultant lived in

the electorate until

moving northjust across

the boundary for work but will move

back if voters electher as their MP in

the election on September 19.

Ms Handssaid there was only a

short timeuntil voting beganand she

would be working hard, though she

was familiar with the districtand its

strong farmingbusinesses because of

her work in the pastfive years. She

has lived in Ashburtonand Rakaia.

Megan Hands

“Rangitata is alarge

electorateand I’ll be

getting out tryingtomeet

as many people as

possible,’’ she said. ‘‘I

care about this

community andthis part

of thecountry, Iwant to

see it continuetogrow

andthrive.’’

She waschosenas

National’s candidate

after afinal selection

meeting in Ashburton last

weekend. The party neededanew

candidate after sitting NationalMP

Rangitata Falloon’s shock

resignationafter allegations he sent

inappropriate imagestoyoung

women.

Ms Hands was elected to

Environment Canterbury last year

andwas previously co­chair of the

Selwyn Te Waihora water zone

committee.

She was borninthe North Island

and grew up on dairy farms, and

movedsouth to attendLincoln

University. She has had along

involvement with Young Farmers

and is atwo­timeregionalfinalistin

the Young Farmer of the Year

contest. Shelives with herfiance

Simon Morseand son Jack, andtwo

dogs, on alifestyleblock at

Homebush.

She says she brings astrong voice

for rural towns and communitiesand

people are worried about the future,

whether they wouldhaveajob and

how they would support their family,

she said.

“National is focused on supporting

Rangitata, from backingKiwis who

havelost their jobsand are looking to

starttheir own business, to backing

existing businesses to takeon

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Bowlers win battle to stay in domain

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The Ashburton Bowling Club

has won its battle to stay in the

Ashburton Domain.

A30­year development plan

had proposed moving it to make

way for acentral hub for all

domain users, but club

members and supporters

rallied in opposition. They

were among 164 people to make

submissions on the plan, which

is aliving document regularly

reviewed.

Ashburton District

councillors hearing the

submissions this week were

almost unanimously in favour

of the bowling club staying

where it is in the centre of the

domain and the planned hub,

which is more like acovered

outdoor eating and meeting

space, being created on the

western side of the existing

playground and anew water

play area, where aBBQ now

sits.

Cr Leen Braam, alandscape

architect, backed the architects

of the development plan and

said the bowling club land was

anatural centre for the domain.

He said the plan needed to be

visionary.

But other councillors

disagreed and said relocating

the proposed hub was the best

way forward for all parties.

They also said they wanted the

bowling club to be part of the

domain and suggested its high

solid fences be replaced with

‘‘see­through’’ alternatives so

players and the greens could be

seen.

Other projects in the

development plan include a

new in and out access road from

Walnut Avenue, likely to

happen when NZTA puts in

new traffic lights at the

intersection of the avenue and

State Highway 1(West Street).

The aviary, old and tired,

seems destined to go in favour

of bees and butterflies.

Council’s current parks depot

will be reduced and anew car

park created near the West

Street entrance, which will be

left in and left out only.

Councillors spent aday

working through public

submissions and their

preferences will now be worked

into afinal draft development

plan that will go to the

community services committee

on August 27, then to full

council for approval.

Balancing ratepayers’

expectations for the space was

abig job.

Jo Ryk, abowler, said the

Ashburton club had been there

for over 120 years and the

greens and facilities coveted by

others. There was no money to

relocate the clubrooms and

develop new greens elsewhere.

He asked for a10­year

extension on their current

lease from 2028 to 2038.

The club presented apetition

with over 1000 names (650

online and 412 on paper) to

support its stance.

Former district councillor

Robin Kilworth, who lived on

Walnut Avenue across from the

domain, said council needed to

protect the park and make sure

new development did not creep

on to existing open space.

She was against the

development of too many

footpaths, including one

running the length of domain to

be called Walnut Avenue

promenade.

She said it was hard planning

for future uses, as even the

existing tennis courts and

hockey turf had not been

foreseen 30 years out.

The domain was planned

when Ashburton town was first

laid out in 1864. Seeking

feedback for the current

development plan, council

asked for inspirational, bold

and visionary ideas.

Aswag of other

improvements have been

proposed, some aimed at better

linking the CBD and the

southern corner of the domain.

Apedestrian crossing over SH1

at Wills Street and apedestrian

bridge over the highway were

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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Mask mission for sock­makers

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

NZ SockCoisboosting

production of its merinomasks

and can’t currently keepup

with demand.

Owner of the Ashburton

company, Euan Sparrow, said

he hadordered three maskmaking

machines from Italy

and had committed to meeting

abigmonthly overseas orderof

covid masks by theend of

October.

The specialist sock­maker is

using itsinnovative technology

to makemasks with antibacterial

inners from wool, a

natural fibregrown at its back

door.

Euan said nearly 1000 masks

were ordered onlinewithin a

14­hour window last week after

ministerofhealthChris

Hipkins said all Kiwisshould

have amaskonhand in case of

communitytransmission and

an escalation up to Alert Level

2.

NZ Sock Co is known for its

sock science ­socks produced

at theAshburton factory are

worn by soldiers, outdoor

adventurers andocean racers

in extreme conditions all over

the world. Its biggest customer

is Kathmandu.

The masks aremerinowool

and the company did aspecial

run of redmasks and socks for

local Labour MP Jo Luxton and

agriculture minister Damien

O’Connorlast week.

The ministerresponded by

taking off hisshoes and

showing that he was already a

fan of the local socks.The

freebies will make their way to

the Beehive’s top office.

NZ Sock Co owner Euan Sparrow (right) with agriculture minister Damien O’Connor, local Labour

MP Jo Luxton and Ashburton mayor Neil Brown.

The sock company had other

messagestoo ­they wanted

government to know that two of

its specialist workforce were

anxiousabout their work visas.

Euan has had trouble finding

staff forthe sock factoryin

NewZealandand thetwo

migrant workers areacrucial

part of the team; he needs to

know they willbeabletostay.

He said he advertised

regularly in New Zealand and

currently had up to 10 casual

jobs going, working anightshift

to help produce andfinish the

masksbeingmade.

Nearly 160,000masks have

beenmanufactured since

lockdown, most sold around

New Zealand and Australia.

TheLabour MPs and visiting

Ashburton District councillors

werealso shown the

company’s latest sock

technology, which turns strong

woolusually usedincarpet

into soft wool for socks.It’s a

secretprocess that Euan and

hisfamily have beenworking

on for three years.

Woolfrom NewZealandis

currently sent overseasfor

processing into yarn that is

sent backtoAshburtonand

made into socks.

There is no processing

facility in NewZealandthat

could handle the volume

needed.

The sock company started40

years ago withsix staff making

school and rugby socks.

Now it caters for the

specialist outdoor market and

wants to be able to trace its

yarntothe sheep farmer.

The ministersaid woolwas a

naturaland sustainable fibre

with many uses, which was

goodnews for the planet.

Bin checks for recycling offenders

Ashburton District Council

staff will check every yellowlidded

wheelie bin to make

sure people are complying

with new recycling rules and

offending households will be

offered more ‘‘education‘‘.

Since August 1, only plastics

1, 2and 5can now be collected

for recycling.

Solid waste manager Craig

Goodwin said not one truck

had been accepted for

recycling in Christchurch in

the first three days of the new

regime ­the kerbside

collection had been too

contaminated with nonrecyclables.

The changes followed a

month of advertising and

communication from council

to ratepayers.

Mr Goodwin said members

of his team would be on the

street with collection trucks

for the next four to six weeks,

walking ahead of the truck and

checking every single bin.

They would do as much

education as they could, he

said.

Information, including

stickers detailing what could

and couldn’t be recycled, had

been sent to households in the

past week.

Mr Goodwin said the stickers

were designed to be fixed on

the lid of the wheelie bin so

people would think about what

they were putting in.

Further work would be

needed to ensure

contaminations levels were

kept to aminimum and there

would be kerbside audits of

bins in problem areas.

Cr Carolyn Cameron said she

had fielded alot of calls about

recycling and the stickers

would be useful.

Soft plastics (that can be

scrunched in the hand) are

now going to landfill with

other waste. The tonnage of

rubbish being sent to Kate

Valley by the Ashburton

council has increased but that

is because more recycling is

being rejected because of

contamination.

Ratepayers were allowed to

mix waste and recycling

during lockdown but many

have not returned to good

recycling habits ­97.74 tonnes

was rejected in June because

of contamination, way up from

21.60 tonnes in March.

District councillors hearing

about the recycling changes

said there was abigger issue of

rubbish around town, with

many people discarding fast

food wrappers and plastic

drink containers on roadsides.

IN BRIEF

BOOK SALE

Downonreading material? Pop into

the Ashburton Library as they have

atable sale goingon.

Books that have been pruned

from the library’s collection are

beingdisposed of andmany are for

sale or otherwise beingrecycled.

LONG­DROPS OUT

Twonew pre-fabricated toilets,

costing $193,000, havebeen

orderedtoreplace public long-drop

toilets at Bowyers Stream and

WakanuiBeach. These willbe

installed in March.

Public toilets in the Ashburton

Domain are alsogetting attention

afterone of the cubicleswas set

alight by vandals.One cubicle

needs complete refittingand

relining.

AG ADVISOR

Richard Fitzgerald is theAshburton

District Council’snew agricultural

portfolio advisor; he started this

week.

TheMethven man hasextensive

knowledge of working in andwith

the agricultural sector and brings a

wealth of knowledge and contacts.

He will supportfarmingand agribusiness

industrieswith an

overarching aim of building

resilience andhelpingfuture proof

the Mid Canterbury economy.

APPRENTICE

FUNDING

Up to 30 Mid Canterbury

apprenticescouldbefunded

through agovernmentregional

apprentice initiative. TheAshburton

District Council is workingwith

Timaru and North Otagocouncils on

the project, whichisfacilitated

through the Provincial Growth Fund.

Moneyisavailable to train

apprenticesand assistemployers to

attractnew and retainexisting

apprenticeswhile dealingwith

covid; 44 potential apprentices

attended ameeting in Ashburton

recently to hear about it.

XMAS WELCOME

The Office of Ethnic Communities

has givenAshburton$13,000to

makeits annual Christmas

celebrations more inviting and

inclusive to newcomers in the

district.

Welcoming Communitiesadvisor

Janice McKaysaid this Christmas

could be difficult this year for many

with overseas family and theywould

needsupport.

SPORTS CENTRE

EA Networks Centre users will

notice tapemarking and barriers up

around the facilitytodayaspartof

alertlevel2socialdistancing

measures. Theswim school is

operating as scheduled.

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Catamaran project almost there

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

It’s been alabour of love and a

20­year journey, but next month

Mitch McIntosh will take his

hand­built 40 foot (12.2m)

catamaran from apaddock in

Ashburton and into theocean at

Timaru.

Theimpressive craft has been

named Mackatac, but the

builder was seriously

contemplatingcalling it

‘perseverance’.

Thecatamaran project was a

pipe dream hatched over 30

years ago, but was it expected to

take five years to complete

rather than two decades.

It has been built from scratch

in Mitch’s workshop, which has

grown to accommodate it.

First one hull was crafted

meticulously from strip

planking and thenfibreglassed.

Asecondhull followed.

Thetwo hulls eventually came

together as one.

Thesame Western Redcedar

planking was usedfor theboom,

forebeam and15m mast.

Themast andforebeam were

also carbon fibred.

Mitch designed theboomso

that it can collect water and the

mast alone took months to build.

‘‘I’ve always wanted to builda

boat, it’s just taken quite abit

Mitch McIntosh on his hand­built 40 foot catamaran that will soon be moved to the water.

longer than Ienvisioned.

‘‘I’ve fitted the project in

around different work

commitments overthe years and

I’ve bought materials and parts

as Icould afford them.’’

Mitch said good progresshad

been made over the last five

years andhewas proud of what

he had achieved.

He had gone into theproject

with good woodworking skills,

but along the building journey

had learnt many others skills,

including fibreglassing and

welding.

Theinternet had come in

handy at times, he said.

Mitch, who is 71,was born and

raised in Hinds andhas a

farming background.

He worked in Western

Australia for anumber of years

and is currently amilk tanker

driver.

After he has completed the

current milk season he intends

sailing offinto the sunset.

His retirement plans include

living on the boat full time and

sailing it. First, however, he

needs to learn tosail it.

He hasnonautical

backgroundorsailing skills, but

is unfazed and can’t wait to start

learning.

‘‘I reckon it will takemetwo to

three monthstolearn, with

plentyofpractical involved.

‘‘I’llhavetosit the coast

guard’s maritimecourse as

well.’’

The sails forthe catamaran

are not expected for another

three months, butthe craft’s two

engines will allow Mitch to

cruise at between six and 10

knots.

The seven tonne catamaran is

spaciousand totally selfcontained

and will be ahome

from home for its builder.

It has agalley, two toilets,

shower,sleeping for eightand a

high tech wheel house.

It features two large andsix

smaller solar panels,wind

generatorand amast camera to

see the front of the big boat.

Electrical and gas surveys

have been signed offand

another will follow for

insurance purposes.

Mitch reckons the project has

cost him between $200,000 and

$250,000.

There are stillafew small

jobs to complete before the

catamaran is shifted from the

paddock andtaken to its

temporary mooring in Timaru.

Sign writing on the side of the

boat with featurethe boat’s

name, aScotsman in akilt

wavingasword, and afern.

MEET THE

CANDIDATES

TheRotaryClub of Ashburtoninvites the

public to attend a

Rangitata Electorate candidatesevening

Wednesday, 26 August,7pm

AshburtonEvent Centre,

211A Wills Street,Ashburton

Doorsopen6.30pm

Therewill be individual candidate introductions

followedbyanopenquestion and answer session

Allthose interested arewelcome to attend

2302791

Council wants feedback

on priorities for district

Whatdoyou think shouldbe

top priorities for the

AshburtonDistrict Council

in the nextthree years ...

roading? The environment?

Has covidchanged your

priorities?

Council is preparing to

update its long­termplan and

is asking residents to share

the ideas andissuesthey

thinkare most important.

MayorNeilBrown saidthe

yearhad beenchallenging

andunsettling,right across

the country.

‘‘And we’ve feltthe effects

in our community too. This

survey is also achance to let

the council knowhow things

are goingfor you.

‘‘We want to make sure we

are making well­informed

decisions for ourfuture that

reflecthow residentsare

faring.’’

The 2018 It's Our Place

campaign gatheredmore

than2324responses from

residents for the 2018­28

Long TermPlan.Top

prioritiesthen were roading,

communitysafety,

environment, towncentre

development, second bridge,

business development, EA

Networks Centre

development andnew

entertainmentcentres.

Now councilisstarting to

prepare its2021­31long­term

planand hasanonline

surveyopenuntil September

18,via its website.

‘‘Three years ago,weasked

our communitywhattheir

top priorities were andthis

influenced our decision

making for the current longterm

plan. Now, it's time to

build our nextplanand we

wanttoassess if thoseissues

are still as important to

residents, or if they think our

districtshould be focused on

otherpriorities.’’

Allfeedback will be

considered by council. The

surveywill close at 5pm on

September18.

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9

WHITEBAITERS

WEEK

One week old twin lambs keep within aclose distance to their mother

on the micro­farm of Hipi Cheese owners Jacy and Allan Ramsay.

Lambsarrive

Early lambingisunderway for

HipiCheese owner/operators

Jacyand Allan Ramsay.

The couple, who have amix of

East Friesian milking ewes,

Dairymead geneticswith adash

of Awassi, have amicro­farm

block on the edge of Ashburton

township.

Of their 24 ewes,eight have

already lambed producing 17

lambssince early last week. They

have include two sets of triplets

andsometwins, with one lamb

death.

While afew ewesare still to

lamb, most of the mob will lamb

in September.Other newborns

have been spotted around the

district.

Paperdeliverer

celebrates 90th

The country’s oldest newspaper

delivery‘boy’has turned 90.

Derek Prebble has delivered

the Ashburton Courierfor the

last 12 months and his run

includes theCatherwood

Avenue/BeltRoad/Woods Street

area of Allenton.

Forhim the run is ‘‘a social

thing.’’

He delivers156 papers in agolf

cart and it takes between twoto

three hours, depending how

people he stops to have achat

with along the way.

Mr Prebble was excused his

deliveryduties last Thursday

because of aplannedbirthday

trip to Wellingtontosee family.

He donates his paperrun

money to worthy causes like the

Westpac Helicopter and

Canterbury Charity Hospital.

Mr Prebble is very active for

his ageand still plays badminton

and golf.

He is amemberofthe Central

Friendship Club,plays bridge

and has beenavolunteer at Mid

Derek Prebble with asweet

birthday treat.

CanterburyCancer Society since

2002.

The former Coldstream crop

farmer has been married to

Jeanette for nearly61years.

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Birth notices listed by

parents will continue to be

free in the Family Notices

column. The initial death

notice lodged by afuneral

director will be listed

without charge. There will

be asmall charge of $15 for

subsequent notices related

to the same death, up to a

maximum of 35 words and

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The same low charges apply

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Family Notices

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

CRANSHAW, Thomas (Tom):

Died peacefully in his sleep

at home in Ashburton on

August 3, 2020 aged 93

years.

Independenttothe last.

Devoted husband of the

late Betty, pikelet maker

and loved father and

father-in-law of Anne and

Milton McKenzie (Kurow),

Kate and Hank Murney

(Ashburton), and the late

Pauline. Cherished Poppa

of Deborah and Poté

(Cairns), Mathew and Leigh

(Otaki), Jayne and Peter

(Ashburton), Tara and Phil

(Christchurch), and Willie

and Jess (Ashburton), and a

much loved and respected

Poppa of his greatgrandchildren

and greatgreat-grandchild.

After along and very useful

life.

Messages to: c/- Tom’s

family, PO Box 431,

Ashburton7740.

Aprivate family celebration

has been held.

GREEN, Dr Henry: On

July 22 2020 at Radius

Millstream Ashburton,

aged 92 years. Dearly loved

husband of Joy. Loved

father and father-in-law of

Jane and Craig, Rachel and

Prem, Simon and Nicola,

Martin and Brenda. Much

loved Grandad of Luke and

Rohan, Omar and Imran,

Mikayla and Petra, Dylan

and Emma. Messages to the

Green Family,c/- PO Box472

Ashburton 7740. Aservice

for Henry will beheld at St

Stephens Anglican Church,

Park Street, Ashburton

on Friday 14 August

commencing at 1.30pm,

followed by interment at

the Ashburton New Lawn

Cemetery.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

JONATHAN, Janice Merle;

On August 6th 2020. Passed

away peacefully with her

family at Ashburton, aged

70 years. Loved partner of

Brian Brough. Treasured

mum and mother-in-law

of Lisa and Matt, Nikora

and Alice, Phillip and Erin,

and special Nana to Jacob

Bainbridge; Alex, and

Miriama. Messages to the

Jonathan Family,c/- PO Box

472 Ashburton7740.

A service to celebrate

Janice’slifehas been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

McPHERSON, DorothyJean

(Dot): On August 8th 2020.

Passed away peacefully at

Christchurch Hospital.Inher

89th year.Dearly lovedwife

and friend of the late Jack

McPherson. Companion of

Wally Grieve for the past 23

years. Much loved mother

and mother in law ofGarry

and Mandi (Whangarei),

Glenda and George

Janiec (Perth), Murray

and Margaret, and Bruce

and Denise. Loved Nana/

Grandma of Candace and

Jono, Trent and Isi; Michael

and Mary, Simon and

Rhiarn; Rhys and Lauren,

Brydie and Neil; Brodie and

Amber, and Scott. Loved

Nana Dot of all her great

grandchildren. Messages to

the McPherson Family, c/-

PO Box339 Ashburton7740.

Donations to the Starship

Children’s Hospital would

be appreciated and may be

leftatthe service. Aservice

to celebrateDot’s lifewill be

held at our chapel, cnr East

and CoxStreets,Ashburton,

on Thursday August 13th

commencing at 1.00pm,

followed by interment at

the Ashburton New Lawn

Cemetery.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

McPHERSON, DorothyJean

(Dot): On August 8th 2020.

Deeply loved partner and

friend for 23years of Wally

Grieve. Lovedand treasured

by his family Alan and Kathy,

Paul and Katie (Australia)

Janice and the late Ray

Milner, Mike and Jenny, and

all their grandchildren and

great grandchildren. Dot

wasaninspirational Lady to

us all and we will miss her

special hugs.

REVELEY Mabel Ellen: On

August 7th 2020, peacefully

at Radius Millstream,

Ashburton, aged 95 years.

Loved wife of the late

William. Loved mother and

mother-in-law of Pauline

and Robin Jessep, Peter

and Rhonda, George and

Pamela, Claire and Dirk

Straver, Shirley and Colin

Harvey and Vince and

Maree. Also loved Nana of

her 16 grandchildren, 24

great grandchildren and 1

great great granddaughter.

No flowers by request

please but donations to

The City Mission would

be gratefully received and

may beleft atthe service.

Messages to the Reveley

Family, c/- PO Box 472

Ashburton7740.

A Memorial Service to

celebrate Mabel’s life will

be held at the Mt Somers

Rugby Club Rooms,

Buccleugh Street, Mt

Somers on Thursday 13

August at 11am.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

STEVENSON, Lillian Ellen:

Peacefully at home in

Temuka onAugust 7, 2020

aged 89 years.

Loved wife of the late

Tom, dearly loved mother

and mother-in-law of

Rachel and Michael Reddy

(Dunedin). Much loved

sister of Evelyn Flowers and

the late Noeline Blogg.

Messages to: c/- The

Stevenson Family, PO Box

6035, Ashburton7742.

In lieu of flowers donations

to St John Ambulance

Temuka would be

appreciated and may be

made at the service.

A memorial service for

Lillian has been held.

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Family Notices

Enquiries phone Mary,Karen or Jann

on 308 7664

or call into 199 Burnett Street.

WATSON, Maurice Walter

(Walt):Athome inGeraldine

on August 10, 2020 aged 78

years.

Dearly loved husband of

Bev, lovedfather and fatherin-law

of Tony and Kim,

and Michelle and Aaron

Cochrane. IdolizedGrandad

of Kane,and Evie; Alana and

Te Rau, Nicole, and Shania.

And a much loved greatgrandad

of Tāwhiri-Rangi.

Messages to:c/- TheWatson

Family, PO Box 6035,

Ashburton7742.

In lieu offlowers donations

to St John Ambulance

Geraldine would be

appreciated and may be

made at the service.

A service to celebrate

Walt’s life will be held at

the Geraldine Primary

Community Hall, Wilson

Street, Geraldine on

Saturday, 15 August at

1.30pm. Followed by

private cremation.

Supporting the community

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Alert Level 2itisnot

life as normal.

You can still go to

work and school, but a

number of rules need

to be followed.

Keep your distance

from other people in

public, wash your

hands, sneeze and

cough into your elbow,

keep atrack of where

you’ve been and who

you’ve seen and wear a

face covering if you

can.

People at higher risk

of severe illness from

Covid­19 are

encouraged to take

additional precautions

when leaving home.

Get tested for Covid­

19 if you have cold or

flu symptoms. Tests

are free.

Businesses can open

to the public if they are

following public

health guidance,

which include

physical distancing

and record keeping.

No more than 100

people are allowed at

gatherings, including

weddings, birthdays

and funerals.

If you’re sick, stay

home. Don’t go to work

or school. Don’t

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Freshwater protection

Newrulestoprotectand

restore New Zealand’s

freshwater have been

passedinto law.

It’s amovewelcomed by

environmentminister David

Parker and agriculture

minister Damien O’Connor,

but hasbeen frustrating to

Federated Farmers national

environment spokesperson

ChrisAllen,ofMid

Canterbury.

He said it had beena

frustrating time knowing

lawswere being written and

withlimited input into their

development.

‘‘The political drivers

behindthese regulations did

not leave awhole lotofroom

fordemocratic process. The

revised regulationwhich

landed(last) week does show

signs that the Government

listened in thelast few

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weeks andhas triedto

modifyits targets in some

areas.’’ he said.

‘‘Wehopetheyremain

opentothiskindofreview.’’

Thefullcontent of the

‘Essential Freshwater’

package was theresult of

almosttwo years of talking

without seeingthe detail, he

said.

‘‘No­onedisputesthe

importanceofwaterquality

and our need tocontinually

aim to implement systems

that will maintainor

improve water quality,not

degradeit.

‘‘Weall do that on our

farms, everyday.’’

He said the essential

freshwater package took

New Zealand on astringent

anddeterminedpathto

improve water quality at all

costs.

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‘‘And there willbecosts,’’

he said,asmoneyand

resources were needed to

implement, monitor and

enforcethe new regulations.

‘‘We’ve alreadyseen Otago

Regional Council estimate it

will need 50more stafftodo

thiswork,’’ he said.

‘‘Councilsall over the

country (and thereare 78 of

them)are going to need to

completelyreviewtheir

planningprocesses, and in

many cases, start over again.

‘‘This is expensive,and

thewhole community pays.’’

Mr Parker saidthe

regulationsdelivered

government’scommitment

tostopfurther degradation,

show material

improvements within five

years and restore the

nations waterways tohealth

within ageneration.

Grass tender

Ashburton council is seeking tenders for the

removal/saleofstanding grass at Ocean

Farm.

The areacovered is approximately 280

hectaresofpasture irrigated with treated

wastewater.

Oceanfarm is council’s wastedisposal

farm nearActon.


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Iron artist Jo loves colour

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Jo Campbell started

makingcolourful planters

from recycled iron three

years andhasn’t looked

back.

Sheisbusier than she

ever could have imagined

and has roped in family to

lend ahand.

Jo comes up with the

design ideas, colour

schemes and applies the

spray paint.

HusbandJohn uses his

skills to cut and shape the

recycled rawmaterial.

Whenlettering is

needed, the steady hand of

daughter Hayleeisused.

GrandsonLuka has also

added his mark with some

paint design splashes.

Jo,aformer office

worker, had no interestin

art at Ashburton College,

buther daughter is creative

and so is her mother and

mother­in­law.

‘‘I wasvisiting the

markets with Haylee one

day andshe suggested Itry

making something.

‘‘It planted the seedand I

wenthome, foundabit of

old ironand made my first

planter.’’

Through trial anderror,

she has learnt about the

intricaciesofspray

paintingand masking.

‘‘The temperature and

humidity levels really need

to be right when you’re

painting, otherwise you’re

Jo Campbell with some of the colourful iron art she makes with help from her husband

and family.

wastingyour time.’’

Feedback from

customers had been great

and encouraged her to

develop more ideas.

‘‘People like the things I

make because they are

unique, colourfuland they

wear well.

‘‘They are agood option

for peoplewho are hardto

buy for, or whohave

everything.’’

Rainbow coloured

planters,standing between

45cm and 1m tall, are

current good sellers.

Theproduct range also

includes giant jandals,

Christmas trees, rustic

signs and love hearts.

Shesells at various

marketsand also via her

Facebookpage.

She alsomakes custom

pieces and is workingwith

alocal sign writer on

decalsthat can be applied

to the iron.

Makingironart is Jo’s

‘‘happy place’’ and also a

form of therapy that helps

her deal with the death of

her son Jamie eightyears

ago.Jo’s favouritecolouris

red, just likeJamie’s.

NEWS

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11

More CBD detail

Ashburton District Council is to get in­depth

reports about the CBD beautification work

every three months, to highlight progress,

delays andbudget variances.

Water, stormwaterand wastewater pipes

havebeen laid on Cass, Burnett and Tancred

streets; rain gardens andother footpath work

on the eastern side of Cass Street will be nearly

complete at the end of August.

About14per cent of the $15 million revamp

budget has beenspent.

Councilprojects and operations manager

Shyamal Ram said laying thepipes wasslower

work but progress would be quicker andmoney

spent faster in the laterstages of the project.

Work to connect new stormwater pipes and

build raised pavement on Cass Street will close

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New vaping rules

Smokefree Mid Canterbury are

pleased vaping products and

heated tobacco deviceswill be

regulated after newlandmark

legislation was passed last week.

Spokesperson Carly McDowell

saiditwas importantvaping was

usedasatool to quit smoking, not

along term option.People have

to remember that anything

inhaledhas the abilityto

comprise lung health, she said.

Vaping had caused alotof

difficulties in schools and homes

with many youngpeople

experimenting with vaping

products.

She was pleased government

hadlistened and putthe

Smokefree Environments and

Regulated Products (Vaping)

AmendmentBill in place to put

NewZealandontract to saving

thousands of lives for a

smokefree generation.

The newlaw will be phasedin

over time but from November

2020vaping in workplaces will be

prohibited, advertising and

sponsorship relating to vaping

products prohibited, sale of

vaping products and toy vaping

products to under­18sprohibited,

importation and saleofproducts

for oraluse prohibited,

manufacturers and importers

must advise the ministry of

adverse reactions to vaping

products.

Then from May 2021 heated

tobacco devices must notbeon

display, schools, early childhood

centres, must display‘no smoking

or vaping’ notices, vaping and

smokelesstobacco products must

not contain colours.

From August 2021:new

regulations come into force,

retailers can apply to be specialist

vape retailers, manufacturers and

importerscan startnotifying

products andfrom February 2022

retailers must display health

warnings and R18 notices.

NOTICE OF HELICOPTER USE

FOR VISUAL INSPECTION OF

TRANSMISSION LINES IN YOUR AREA.

Transpower, the owner and operator of

the national grid, will be carrying out a

routine visual maintenance inspection of

transmission lines in your area by helicopter.

We will be undertaking inspections of the

structures on the Glenavy to Waitaki 110kV

line and also our Roxburgh to Islington

220 kV line (as shown on the map) by alow

flying helicopter over the next two months.

Our first flyover date is planned for

Monday 31 August 2020.

The helicopter will fly at aconstant speed of

about 30 km/h, starting at Waitaki and will

take approximately 4hours per session.

Aviemore

Waitaki

Livingstone

Black Point

Bells Pond

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RURAL/LIFESTYLE

Harvest yield up

Fewer hectares planted across six crops

nationwide but still an increase in total

tonnage comparedto last season. The 2019

results were below average but strong yields in

2020and even anew world record with 17.398

tonnes/hectare of Kerrin wheatharvested on

EricWatson’s Ashburton farmatestament to

great management and apretty goodgrowing

season,says Federated Farmers vice chairman

grain Brian Leadley. The yield rises inthe

AIMI surveycompared to 2019were: wheat up

anestimated 26%,feedbarley up 12%, milling

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Wheat and Wheels plans

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Planning is under way for theMid

Canterbury VintageMachinery

Club’s Wheat andWheels Rally.

It is timedtocelebrate 175th

anniversary of Massey.

It may be twoyears away but for

host arablefarmer Anthony

Hampton it’s goingtotake rotation

planning.

Members fromthe club visited the

plannedrally site recently to view its

location and suss outwhat was

neededwith centre ring, static

displayarea, food area,wheat

harvesting paddocks and carparking

afew of the things to be considered.

Mr Hampton, athird generation

farmer, runsacroppingoperation

with wife Julie,ontheir 570 hectare

farmmidway between Lauriston and

Barrhill, at thenorthern sideofMid

Canterbury.

Mr Hampton, whoisthe firstofhis

generationonthe farm;hehas two

sons and adaughter, has been

involved in cropping all his life.

He said before irrigation was

available on the farm,healso hada

crop andsheep operation, now there

were more crops with up to 6500

store lambs.

He is planning his croprotations of

wheatand grass seedontwo 30

hectare paddocks to coincide with

the rally on April 1to3,2022.

It will also mean delayingthe

planting of up to eight hectares of

wheatinapatch that can be

harvested duringthe rally as part of

Members of the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club at the site of the

Wheat and Wheels rally to be held on April 1­3, 2022.

PHOTO SUPPLIED.

adisplayevent.

MrHampton said thesize of the

wheatfield will depend on the

interest from members who want to

run their headersatthe rally.

Therewere newer headers with

bigger capacity whichwill need

more to harvest, he said.

Mr Hampton offered to hostthe

2022rally to coincidewith 175 years

of Masseyashe hasahandfuloffarm

machines and acollectionof

Massey’s on farm that he will showas

part of the displays.

His Masseycollection will be

joined by othersowned by club

members and ‘‘not just Massey’’ ­

there will be hundreds of machinery

entriesonshow.

The last event, which had atrucks

and tracks theme, washeldin2016

on the farmofPeter Butterick at

Wakanui.

It was the second time theclubhad

run such andevent ­the first was in

2013 ­and saw around 6000 people

visit across twodays with more than

800 machinery entries as well as

steam vehicles, fire engines,military

vehicles, vintageand classic cars,

implements, chainsaws and logging

equipment andstationaryengines.

There were alsoheaders spanning

the ages workinginthe wheat

paddock.

Mr Hampton said there was stilla

lot of work to be done and overthe

nextfew monthsclub members

would work out the conveners of

different areas of the rally.

Rangitata flood protection funds

Rangitata River flood recovery is

one of the six projects in Canterbury

to benefit from $15.5 million in

central government funding for flood

protection measures, keeping

communities safer and boosting the

region’s economy. The funding has a

total combined value of $24.2 million

and forms part of the $210 million for

shovel­ready climate resilience and

flood protection projects being

delivered through $3 billion of

infrastructure contingency set aside

in Budget 2020.

Environment Canterbury river

engineering manager Leigh Griffiths

was delighted by the funding,

expected to help stimulate regional

economies and get people into work.

“Improving flood protection is a

critical ‘first step’ climate change

adaptation action. This is agreat

example of where co­investment can

truly benefit local communities and

provide for current inhabitants and

future generations for years to

come.”

Funding of the projects offers a

raft of benefits including the

creation of jobs, leading to

sustainable economic growth and

recovery from the effects of Covid­

19; encouragement of environmental

sustainability;

helping communities to build

resilience against the effects of

climate change by managing higher

magnitude and more frequent flood

events; and the protection of critical

infrastructure.

ECan councillor John Sunckell

said the funding reflected the

importance of Canterbury’s braided

rivers and the need to protect them,

and those who live near them.

“Five of the projects are on

Canterbury’s braided rivers, which

are ataonga and highly valued by

NgaiTahu. They are stunning

landscape features, with high

natural and cultural values. This

funding allows us to simultaneously

care for braided rivers as the special

places they are, while keeping our

community safe with key

infrastructure projects.”

Other projects to receive funding:

Waiau Township –stopbank repairs

and upgrades, Ashley/Rakahuri ­

river protection and fairway

management, Waimakariri River ­

Kaiapoi community flood protection,

Halswell/Hurutini ­weed barrier

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Ashburton Courier, August 13, 2020

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TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Members of the Pendarves Young Farmers Club gave Farmstrong's Guy Taylor $5400 raised during their Speed Shear event earlier

this year.

PHOTO SUPPLIED.

Speed shear for Farmstrong

The Pendarves Young

Farmers speed shearevent

earlierthisyear raised $5400

for ruralwellbeing initiative

Farmstrong.Itwas run with

Farmstrong and Rakaia

Railway Tavern,atthe tavern,

in late January.

The Pendarves Young

Farmers were joined by all

the youngfarmers clubs in the

district, as well as agroup

from the Waimakariri Young

Farmers, shearers from

Rangiora and some

international shearers from

Wales.

The final tally washanded

overtoFarmstrong

representative Guy Taylor last

weekduring the Pendarves

Young Farmers meeting. Mr

Taylor said the donationwas

an amazing achievement and

one of the biggesthehad seen.

Before the presentation he

spoke to the members and

gave Farmstrong tips and

advice for staying well and

healthy on farm, especially

coming in to the busylambing

and calvingseasons.

Members ­and others

working in the rural industry ­

were encouragedtocheck out

the Farmstrong website for a

range of ‘‘great resources’’.

‘‘When you look after

yourselfyou’re looking after

your farm too. Farming is ajob

with auniqueset of

challenges –many arehardto

predictorcontrol,’’itstates on

thesite.

‘‘These challenges and

pressures aren’t going to

disappear. That’s why

developing habits that help

you perform at your best are

so important.’’

Thereare arange of farmerto­farmer

tipssupported and

informed by wellbeing

science.These will help you

increase your wellbeing so

youcan cope better with the

ups anddowns of farming.’’

Pendarves Young Farmers

president David Bell said

generous donations were

made at thedoor entry by

people at the event but there

was alsoanauction, abucket

collection and generously a

percentageofbar takings on

the night. Eighteenshearers

took part ­mostofthem

experienced shearers who

took to the stands in one of

three competition categories

(clean, won by Tes Paewai;

senior,won by Izaac

Duckmanton;open, won by

Hemi Power) but acouple of

first­timers gave it ago.

Pendarves Young Farmers

are now looking forward to

celebrating their 75th jubilee

nextyear and planning to

mark the occasion with aball.

IN BRIEF

ARABLE RESEARCH

GROUP

Nominations for the Mid Canterbury

ArableResearch Group (ARG) are

nowopen.Foundation for Arable

Research (FAR) are seeking

nominations fromarangeoflevy

payers and welcomenominations.

Thereisagrower vacancyand two

industry vacanciestobefilled. The

ARGsserve asaregionalforum to

discussany issues or concerns which

can be passedontothe board. Other

responsibilities include liaising with

farmers,informingFAR of changesin

farm ownership or operation in their

area,attending FAR extension

activities andprovidingfeedback to

FAR on those activities.

Interested people can sendtheir

biography to melanie.bond@far.org.nz

by August 28.

MEATEXPORTS

New Zealand’s red meatsector

exported $9.4billionofsheepmeat,

beefand co-products forthe year

ending June 2020, according to the

latest analysis by the MeatIndustry

Association (MIA).

Despite disruptionscaused by

Covid-19 the sector saw an increaseof

$639million –orseven per cent –

compared to the year ending June

2019. China remained the largest

market for the yearendingJune 2020,

accountingfor $3.7 billionofNew

Zealand’s redmeatexports (an

increase of 24 per cent on the previous

Juneyear) and partly drivenbyChina’s

demand duetoAfrican Swine Fever.

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HOME &GARDEN

New garden nursery growingstrong

Paul Woodhouse has

reconnected with gardening

and is keen to share his

knowledge with others. He

operates ahome­based nursery

off Harrison Street, in Allenton,

selling vegetable and herb

plants of all varieties, tiger

worms, worm feed andfree

range eggstothe public.

He says it wouldn’t be

possible without the support of

his regulars who frequented

Paul’s former business, which

he ran withhis father, Kevin, on

Bridge Street, in Netherby.It

was agardening enterprise

where the men passionately

nurtured seedlings for

gardeners aroundthe district

until Kevin’s retirementlast

year when the business was

closed.

“If it weren’tfor the regular

customersfrom Bridge Street, I

wouldn’t be doing this.”

Paul was working at

Wastebustersand just prior to

lockdown sought achange of

direction. He left that jobin

February–thinking he might

enjoy aholiday before working

again. Then Covid­19 struck and

he got alonger holiday than

planned.

Paul has now picked up the

mantle –orinthis case a

Paul Woodhouse, of Paul’s Garden Nursery, reconnecting with gardening at his Allenton home.

gardening fork –and reopened

his own nursery venture, with

the support of partner Sandra

Hall, out of their home. The

entrance is via Clark Street.

Paul’s Garden Nurseryisnot

only offering vegetable, flower,

tomato andherb plants, free

range eggs and tiger worms, but

there is aselection of artworkspainted

by Sandra ­also

available for viewingand

purchase.

“Lockdown forced me to do

this,” he said, but he couldn’t be

happier. He has restocked his

backyard garden, kitting it out

with sheds, agreenhouse and

worked getting endless planting

trays of stock to differentstages

of growth. Paul says anything

not grown or made on site is

sourced from within Mid

Canterbury, such as the free

range eggs which were from

reliable supplier, Charlie’s

Chooks of Mayfield. His

operation, which has eftpos, is

open daily; from 9amto5pm

Monday to Saturday,and

Sunday 10am to 3pm. People

visiting canpick up theirgarden

and vegetable plantsand get

gardening advice. And as

before, Paul is keen to help

make vegetable gardening

affordable for peopleonlow

incomes.

Hotselling items are always

the tomato and courgettes

plants, but Mid Cantabrians also

like theirleeks, which Paul will

plant and sell in bundles. He

always sells out of leek plants.

Everything for sale is able to

be planted into the ground. If

it’s notonsale, it’s too earlyfor

planting, he said. Paul is keen to

teach people how to garden–for

those new to the idea of growing

their own vegetables –and he

can show them what to do, what

grows when andhow best to

grow produce. He is an advocate

of good composting and sells

tiger worms, in 250gram lots, as

well as sourced worm juice to

help break down food scraps

and fertilise the soil. He said

tiger worms weredifferent from

aregular garden variety, and

designed to break down food

scraps butnot bone, egg shells

or onion skins.

Vegetable planting

Gardeners can be seducedby

mildweatheratthis timeofyear,

as the temptationistosow seeds

in open ground, even though the

soil is cold andwet.

Those who succumbtothe lure

of awarmer day or two will lose

mostseeds.Main­crop carrots,

parsnips,peas, beet andpotatoes

can wait until the endofnext

month to be sown. Patience will

pay off with strong, healthy plants

as the reward for delaying

sowing.

However, small quantitiesof

spinach,stump­rooted carrots,

hardierlettuce,mustard, cress

and turnips can be sownnow.

Peasand leekscan be sownunder

cover, for planting out later.

If dwarf, quick­maturing peas

(Earlicrop Massey or Novella)are

sownatthe same timeasmaincropvarieties,

such as

Greenfeast,anatural succession

of cropswill occur. Althoughthey

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HOME &GARDEN

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trends of all time and

which decadewas

considered the worst for

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heads up,and np real

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The study of 2000 UK

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their opinions on which

decadeswere the best (and

worst) for interior trends.

Asked to rankthe

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that the 1970’s with its

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Rock gardens deserve

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starts. Remove anydead foliage

and stems,then workgrittysoil

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plantsliftedbyfrost.

Early camellias and

rhododendronswill be starting

to flower,awelcomesuccessor to

small bulbs suchassnowdrops

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paired with granite

counter tops;2010s ­allwhite

kitchensare back,

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adding apop of colour;

1960s ­antique cherry

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cabinets, tiled

counter tops and busy

wallpaper; and 1970s ­

earthy tones, dark cabinets

and woodenworktopsto

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New generation at the wheel

There is anew generationin

charge of runningAshburton

business success story Ashford

Handicrafts.

James Ashford and his

partner David Lester have

taken over ownership of the

spinning, weaving andtextile

craft businessfrom James’

parents Richardand Elizabeth

Ashford.

Ashford Handicraftswas

founded by Richard’s father

Walterin1934and started

producing spinning wheels six

years later.

Thecompany has sold over

850,000 spinning wheels and

looms over the years and uses

New Zealand silver beech

sourced from sustainable

managed forests.

Ashfords also has a1200m2

woollenmill in Milton, which

employs three staffand

producesaround 30 tonnes of

merinoand corriedale wool

each year.

Richard Ashford said it was

the endofanera for himand

his wife, but both would

continueasdirectors.

Homecraftand knitting had

seen astrong resurgence in

recent months and thefuture

looked bright.

Mr Ashford said he had

learnt thebusiness from his

father andhad been passingon

that knowledgetothe new

ownersfor anumber of

In front of Mill House are Richard and Elizabeth Ashford and new owners James Ashford and David

Lester.

months.

His son, asoftware engineer

and his partner, an accountant,

had workedinNew York, but

both were enjoying the

business and change of

lifestyle in Ashburton.

Ashfordswas abouthigh

quality, affordable products

and excellent service and

support, he said.

TheAshford factory off West

Street is 3000m2 and the

business employs 40 people.

Thefamily also owns the

adjacent Mill House andcraft

village.

Mill House,whichincludes a

large craft shop and new cafe

called Mill House Kitchen, is

set to reopen soon after

extensive restrengthening

work. Internal and external

wall bracing has been

installed, new foundations laid

and the space refitted.

Aheritage grant from the

AshburtonDistrict Council

($7000)and Heritage EQUIP

funding ($30,000) has helped

part­fund workonthe historic

property that dates back to

1912.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 13, 2020

Big Grin

opening

17

Big GrinOrthodontists will

openits own premisesin

Harrison Streetnext week

offering specialist orthodontic

caretoclients. There are also

plans to extendinto school

dentaltherapy and offeroral

hygiene services for people of

all ages.

Orthodontist Dr Joseph

Petelo hasbeen offering followup

care to clients regularly and

travelling,with ateam,from

Christchurch to arental space

inBurnett Street.

The new premises,

conveniently closeto

Ashburton College,will see the

team continueto offer

orthodontic checkupsbut with

along term plan to extendinto

school dental therapy. ‘‘This is

to offer the under­18(year olds)

freedental treatment for Year 9

–18years (this is ourpassion

project) there is anumber of

childrenNZwide thatare not

optimizingthe free dental

check­ups.’’

They want to catchunder18’s

not being seen by other dentists

inAshburton, orthe community

dentalvan, which did not visit

high schools.

The enrolment rate was63

per centbut there was ‘‘no

reason why Ashburton should

not have 100per cent of the

childrenbeingseenunder the

free school dental scheme’’.

Managerexits

with councilpraise

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The mayorthat hired EA

Networks Centre boss Steve

Prescottbid him farewell last

weekand thanked him for ajob

well done.

Angus McKaywas mayor

whenthe pool and stadium

complex openedfive yearsago,

with Mr Prescott at the helm.

He is leavingthismonth andMr

McKay, now adistrict

councillor,said Mr Prescott

had tamed ‘‘a beast’’ by

implementing goodsystems

and keepingthe facilityunder

financial control.

Cr McKay said the facility

was one of council's’s most

successfulprojects and Mr

Prescott’s guidance,effort and

drivehadbeenvital.

Thesearch for his

replacement is under way and

applications closed yesterday.

Projectsofthe future include

asoftware replacement to

improve theway the centre

operated,communicated and

interacted withits customers,

and the development of adisc

golf course on land near the

centre.

Thestadium had been back to

full operationpost lockdown

and learn­to­swim classes had

beenback to full capacity with

793 enrolments this term.

Gym andfitnessgroup

numbers are about95per cent

of pre­lockdown numbers. The

gym is preparing to roll out a

virtualcycling programmefrom

Les Mills called ‘‘the trip’’;

Ashburton will be the first

location inthe South Island.

Mr Prescottsaid anumber of

Manager Steve Prescott leaves

the EA Networks Centre this

month.

newstaff from an older

demographic werecomingon

boardinthe aquatics area after

an earlier struggle to find

workers.

‘‘You will seeamuch more

stable workforce going

forward,’’ he told councillors in

his final report.

He said the centre was one of

the bestfacilitieshehad been

involvedwith over his working

life.The addition of disc or

frisbee golf wouldbeagooduse

for its outdoorspace.

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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 21

13 August 2020

Message From ThePrincipal

Annual College Ball

Ourannual Senior Students’ Ball took place at the

AshburtonTrust EventCentreonFridaynightlast

week. This event had originally been scheduled

forTermTwo but,ofcourse,had beenpostponed

duetoCOVID.

This is always agreat night and is an undoubted

highlightonmanyofour students’social calendar.

Everyone enjoys the evening,and thechance to dress up andwalk down

the RedCarpet is enjoyedbythe attendees,and the supporters who can

viewthe students coming into the venue!

Can Iacknowledge asignificant number of businesses, community

organisations and individuals who ensurethat anystudentwho wished

to go,couldattend.This generosityishugely appreciated.

Increasing Cultural Diversity

Our College is increasingly culturally diverse which, ofcourse, isa

reflection onthe growing ethnic diversity ofour community. We have

about1200students on our roll and of these 58%are European/Pakeha,

while 13% areMāori,11% Pasifikaand 11% Filipino.

We celebratethis cultural mix and becoming increasingly multi-cultural

(a trendthatwill accelerate when theAfghanistan refugees arrive). There

is still confusion around the meaning of the terms multi-cultural and

bi-cultural! Whilst most people seem to understand multi-culturalism

(possibly because we allrecognisethis as an increasingfactorwithin our

community), there seems however tobealevel of misunderstanding

about whatbi-culturalismactuallymeans.

The widespread misunderstanding is often that itmeans Māori and

Pakeha. This is incorrect. Itactually means Māori (as tangata whenua)

and other (non-Māori). Once this was explained to me, Ihad abetter

understandingmyself and so IthoughtIwouldsharethis knowledge.

College Sports Teams

Lately Ihave been getting around many ofour College sports teams’

home games. Ialways enjoy getting out to watch our numerous teams

in action. If there isaspecial home game coming up, then please let

me know and Iwill make the efforttoattend. CanIcongratulate all our

teamsonthe waytheyplaythe game.

College Exam Week

Finally,can Iremindour seniors andtheir parents that‘in-College exams’

arestarting in acoupleofweeks'time (weekbeginning 31 August).These

have atwo-fold purpose. Firstly, they enable teachers and students to

establish the level of preparedness forNCEA examsinNovember. They

give students achance toattempt external exam questions and for

teachers to establish just where the gapsare in students’ learning.

Thesecond purpose is to provide aset of gradesifthe student is not able

to sit their exams inNovember. There is always ahandful of students

who are forced, through unfortunate circumstances, to apply for a

‘derived grade’. In such cases they are awarded the grade they gained

in the College exams.

Now would be a great time to start some revision, rather than trying to

‘cramitin’the nightbefore.

Many thanks.

Ross Preece

Principal •Tumuaki

Information

Transition Department–EventsUpdate

TertiaryStudy Information

We are atthe time ofyear where students going to tertiary study in 2021

are gathering information, making decisions, and beginning application

processes,asfollows:

Universityand PolytechHalls of Residence Applications

HallsofResidenceapplications arenow open online.

Course Planning for 2021

Universityliaisonstaff areinthe process of booking to visit AshCollthis term

to help students plantheir course of study for2021.

Remainingdates are:

Victoria UniversityofWellington – 09 September

Auckland University – 09September

Lincoln University – 09September

Otago University – 16September

2020University Open Days –

Further Information is Available on theirWebsites

•VictoriaUniversity

–On-campus:Friday21August

•CanterburyUniversity

–On-campus:Thursday 27 August

•AucklandUniversity

–On-campus:Saturday29August

•MasseyUniversity

–Virtual(online) Open Days

04 and 05 September

Andalso:

Wellington Campus

–TasterDay:21August

ManawatuCampus

–TasterDay:11September

Auckland Campus

–TasterDay:12September

•WaikatoUniversity

–Virtual(online) Open Days:

13 and 14 August

•AUT University

–On-campus:Saturday29August

Information

Lip Sync 2020!

Theeverpopular Lip Sync will hit the College Auditorium stage

this year -onTuesday18August,7:00pm.

Events

Students will competeeither

individuallyoringroups in

Junior and Senior sections,

beforethe hotly-contested

House Fest.

TheStudentExecutivewill

then take on the lip-syncing

staff to round off the

evening's entertainment.

Tickets: $5:00. Available from the College Office -

03 308 4193 or info@ashcoll.school.nz

Very Successful RYDA(RotaryYouth

Driver Awareness) Day

Held at the Hotel Ashburton on Monday 03August, for all Year 12

students, the daywas again successful and arealityreminder of the life

and death importanceofdriver awareness.

These workshops for schools are subsidised by Road Safety Education

and Regional Partners. Assuch, College acknowledges the support ofthe

Ashburton District Councilinenabling thisimportant training to takeplace.

Students moved through the various workshops, covering and discussing

many aspectsofsafety, potential hazards and howtoavoid irreversible risks.

Thefacts areharrowinginreal life with students advised that, last year,353

people were killed on New Zealand roads, and many times this number

seriously injured. Approximately forty people are killed or injured on our

roads everyday.

POSTPONED (COVID LEVEL 2)

(Pictured left,

lefttoright):

Brie Rudolph,

Marlese Schoonderbeek

andAngus Stewart

distracting driver

Jacob Swan (obscured),

highlighting someof

the aspects whichcan

divertdriverattention.

Outside, students were

giveninformation across

safetybelt use and wear,

tyre treads, an upright

driver seat (with the

opposite pictured right),

speed,stopping distance

times, and following

distances.

Atorn, frayed ortwisted

beltloses 50% of its effectiveness, and the differencebetween travellingat

50kmand 60kmwas graphically displayed.

(Pictured above): Four year old‘Jack’has run out on the road in a50kmspeed

limit area. Driving at 50kmanhour, driver BobVerrall,could stop in time.

(Pictured below): By travelling at 60km/h in a50km/hour zone, the extra

10kmmeantthe driver wasunable to stop beforehitting the child. For the

sakeof10km/h,alifewas changed, andthatoffamily and friends

During the day students were required to note down intheir certificate

diary anything that could lower their risks as adriver orpassenger, all

aligning to the theme of:

‘MyLife: My Choices –Toku Ao:Oku Kowhiringa and

GPS –Goals,Plans and Strategies/Ngā whāinga, Mahre, Rautakihoki.

Events

‘FabulousLas Vegas Nevada’: College Ball

Averysuccessful eventwas held on Fridaynight07August and,again,

we thank the manysectors of the communityfor their involvementand

support.Theeffectiveness and buoyancyofthisannualhighlightonthe

College calendar wouldn’t be as significantasitiswithout the help and

input of the community –across businesses, parents and caregivers,

co-operation around the road closure and the high number of

spectators who viewedthe students entering the venue.

TheCollege’s appreciation

goes to DeputyPrincipal

Helen Shore-Taylor forher

oversightofthe organisation

and to the College’sBall

Committee fortheir

commitment, planning and

hardwork.

Giventhe COVID-19 year this

has been, and delays to the

initial June date,the event

wasall themoreexciting

forparticipants as earlier in the year it certainly didn’t presentasaviable

option.

Ball Committee Members were: Jacob Gray and Lucy Moore

(Co-Leaders), and committee members Victoria Binnie, Annabel Dolan,

Buddhika Ekanayake, Blake Farr, Megan Harrison, Emily King,

Shasha Wategedara, Emily Wilson.

We acknowledge with real appreciation -Roger, Casey, James and Travis

from the AshburtonTrust EventCentre; Denise and her team from Balloons

and Flowers for the decorations; the band ‘Double Talk’; the team at

Somerset Grocer forthe food; photographer Tony StewartfromPhotoshots;

Charlie Banks and Henry

Hobbs for standing in the

cold to open the doors of

the vehicles as students

arrived; Brent Gray for

announcing the names of

students as they arrived;

Spray Marks Ashburton for

traffic management ofthe

event; Neumann’s Tyres

for allowing their yard to

be the right-of-way for the

Ball attendees’vehicles; Rural TransportLtd formoving the tiered seating for

spectators to have abetter view of the event; and the manyAshCollstaff for

giving up their time to supervise the event.

Princess,Prince; Queen, King;and Best DressedStudents:

Towards the end of the evening the traditional Princess, Prince; Queen and

King; and Best Dressed students were chosen –bystaff. This year’s winners

were:

Prince: Blake Farr; Princess: Mahina Pongia;

King: Kyle Cabangun; Queen: Willow Diedricks;

Best DressedYear12student: AnnyaRawlings.

Best DressedYear13student: Daniel Lockington Teokotai.

(Pictured above,clockwise):

HenryChapman (Head Boy)

totally into the theme,and

HarmynMcLean;

BobbyTomokinoand

Sayime Metuatini; Liam Sullivan

and CharlotteGray.

Helen Shore-Taylor said the

students were averyinclusive

group,with allinvolving

themselves in the evening’s

entertainment, the music,

and making good use of the

photobooths,withbehaviour

respectful of the flavour of the

evening. Helen said thatbythe

end of the evening the dance

floor was‘rocking’.

Next week we will look at some

additional photos from the event.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 21

13 August 2020

Events

Year 12 OutdoorEducation Students’

Mt Somers Trip

Last week the Year 12 OutdoorEducationclasses had theirsecondand

final tramping trip for the year. Teacher Luke Martin said that due to

everything thathas happened in recent months,the venue of thishike

waschangedto athree-day trip aroundMtSomers,stayingatboth the

Pinnacles and Woolshed Creek huts.

Consideringitwas winter, theweatherwas great, which made the trip that

much moreenjoyable,asitwas perfect tramping weather. With somesnow

still around, this gave studentsthe experienceofhiking through snow.

The first two days made for some challenging but reasonably short days,

giving studentstime to iron out anyissues thatarose -frompoorly packed

bagsand straps thatneededadjusting, to figuring outapacethateveryone

could walk comfortably at and stay as agroup. Byday three they had

these minor issues all sorted, which was good timing asthe last day was

the ‘biggie’, being an8hour hike back tothe Sharplin Falls carpark from

Woolshed Creek hut.

Luke noted that staying in the huts gave everybody the chance torest up

and enjoy afew card games, while the fire did its job keeping everyone

warm. Healso said that itwas great to see all students improve their

tramping skills over thethree days,taking on-boardadvicefromeach other

as well as learning from their own

mistakes.

A two day mountain biking

trip is the next outdoor trip, in

September.

(Pictured right): Students making

their waydowntothe swing

bridge,after leaving Woolshed

Creek Hut.

(Pictured left, leftto

right): Gabriel Forster

Lobato de Faria,

William Joyce,

George Goodes,

JoshDunlea and

LaurenceVan

Zeyl-Hemarataking a

well-deservedrestat

the ‘bus stop’.

Junior Skiers Hitthe Slopes

Ski trips to Mt Hutt Skifield for Year 9and 10 students are anOutdoor

Education Activitywhich students areencouraged to take partin.

The first of these days took place onThursday 30July in windy but warm

conditions, onthe same day asthe College Tucker Trophy Competition, as

reported oninlast week’s newsletter. Asecond junior students’ski day is

scheduled forTuesday08September.

Teacher Karen McKenzie said that, of the group of fifty students very few

were on the learner slopes,and most enjoyedthe Quad Chair and Summit 6

Chair,inperfect snowconditions. All students made the most of their day,

and were acredittothe College.

Due tothe day being part ofCollege’s Outdoor Education programme,

ski and snowboard lessons were acompulsory part ofthe package, with

beginners up fora9:00am class,and other skiers at 11:00am.

(Pictured, clockwise from top left): Ollie Bubb (front) and James Stocker

(next inline) gearing-up for the day, with teacher Ron Carlson and other

students at the back; Molly McKenna; (left toright): Lachie Jemmett,

Sam Orr, Nick Kershaw; and relaxing at the table (clockwise from front left):

Tom Patterson, Logan Williams, Emmett Rowlands, Sara Sheppard,

Sophie Gibson, Chloe Braas,Hayley Smith.

Congratulations

College Girls’ 1st XI Football Season Starts

Playing in the Aoraki Competition, the College team had its first

competition game ofthe season onThursday 30July, playing against

CraigheadDiocesan School.

Coach Luke Martin said that with only acouple oftraining sessions as a

team behind them,and afew girlsunavailabletoplay, theyknew they had

atough game ahead.

The girls battled well and played some great football in parts. Craighead

managed toget agoal in each half from their pacey striker. The College

team defended well and were unluckyonseveral occasions not to even the

score.

After being beaten 11-nil last year by Craighead, this game’s 2-0 loss was a

greatresult,and apromising startfor the girls.

Team members are: Sapphire Kururangi (Captain), Jessalene Eclipse,

E-JElliot, Chloe Johnson, SarahMattson, Darcy McCully, LusunguMbambo,

Georgie Poole, Libby Ryan, Gemma Taylor, Gabbie Tindall, Gracie Trotter;

with Coach/ManagerLuke Martin.

Strong Results at AorakiMath 2020

Competition

Held in Timaru on Wednesday 05 August at Timaru Boys’High School,

this is aproblem-solving Maths competition whereteamsoffour work

to answertwentyquestionsinthirty minutes.

Year 9Competition –first place

Teacher of MathematicsLiz Caboutsaid thattheYear 9competitionconsisted

of twenty eight teams. This number certainly made the competition a

challenge to come out nearthe top,which the Collegeteams achieved.

TheAshColl Year 9C team finishedinfirst place, well clearofthe rest of

the field. Team

members were

(pictured right, left

to right, with their

trophy):

Steven Harris,

Luke Hay,

Finn Brownand

NicDalgety.

They achieved the

ultimate outcome

by answering all

twenty questions

correctly with just

under tenminutestogo.

The competition’s second placed team answered nineteen questions

correctly but took almostall of the thirty minute allocation.

The AshColl Year 9B team of Ella Rickard, Melissa Wilson and

Hector Diamante were very narrowly beaten into fourth place with

seventeen questionscorrect.

Our other AshColl Year 9team of Iela Mangubat, Genevieve Felton,

Sophie Kenny andLeighaFletcher, finished very creditablyinthe middle of

the field.

Year 10 Competition –second place

TheYear 10

competition

consisted of

twenty one

teams,with

the Ashburton

College team of

(pictured right, left

to right)

BradenLuxton,

Cedrick Orena,

Andreea Ciora,

Angela Ciora, andfinishingin firstequal place.

They were then forced into athree-way tie breaker against Timaru Boys’

High School and Roncalli College, finishing in second place with Timaru

Boys’High Schoolfirst and Roncalli Collegethird.

(Pictured below): The teams hard atwork, with the CollegeYear 9C team at

the frontcentretable.

Some KeyForthcoming Dates

August

31-04 Sept Year 11, 12, 13 College Exams

November

05 Year 13 Awards Ceremony, AshburtonTrustEvent Centre,7:00pm

10 Years 11 and 12 Prize-givings,EANetworksCentre, 7:00pm

16-09 Dec NCEA Exams

CanterburyTennis Region -

Junior Male Playerofthe Year

Year 10 student Diego Quispe-Kim

(pictured right) is a highly organised,

focused and talentedyoungman.

On Wednesday 05August, at Wilding Park,

Diego was awarded the above trophy in

recognition of his significant successes

over theJuly 2019-July2020 twelve-month

period. Canterbury Tennis includes the

surrounding Canterbury Country regions,

hence Diegobeing eligible forthe award.

This followed on from him winning the

same trophy for the 2018-2019 awards

year, with successes including, inJanuary

2018, the Under 12New Zealand National

Championship title.

Asummary of Diego’s 2019-2020 key feats during this period

include,but arecertainlynot exclusiveto–

· Under 14 New Zealand National Championship Singles Winner, in

December 2019.

· In January of this year Deigo played in Brisbane in two lead-in

tournaments which preceded the Australian Open season. Both were

RodLavercompetitions,with Deigotaking out the Under14 Singles title

on both occasions, winning each of his sixteen consecutive matches

(eight ateach tournament).

· 2019 alsosaw Diegowin the Under14Singles and Doublestitlesatthe

Kiwi Indoor Tennis Championships. At the time of writing this article,

Deigo was playing the 2020 Kiwi Indoor Championships, but in the

Under 16 age group.

Diego and his family now live in Ashburton, having moved south

from Christchurch, but with his Dad, Juan, as coach, his training isn’t

disadvantaged! Diego said that Dad has been his coach for the past

eleven years,soDiego hascertainlybeen playing tennisfor most of his life.

Coaching is mainly Ashburton-based, although itisofftoChristchurch to

train over the weekends on Friday, Saturday and Sunday atthe Yaldhurst

TennisClub whereJuan also trains other players.

Currently Diego said he is working on his serve and backhand, along with

strength and conditioning training, plenty of exercise, and watching ‘lots‘

of tennis videos. Nutrition and mental skills training, provided byPete

Smith,isall partof the package-with no carbohydrates or sugar allowed on

break days! Pete Smith is aLead Wellness and Master Coach with acareer

background in education, sport and health with qualifications innutrition,

exercise science andteaching.

In apre-COVID world Diego was, at this stage, scheduled to be on an ITF

(International TennisFederation) tour,but thoseopportunities nowhaveto

be on hold. 2019 provided atasteofthese opportunities when he competed,

as partofaNewZealandteam,inMalaysia at ateam eventinMarch and in

July 2019 at asecond team eventonthe Gold Coast in Australia. Thesewere

both priortothe twoRod Lavertournaments outlined above.

When Diego isn’t at tennis he is very conscious of keepingup with his school

work,solifeisveryfull.

Coming Events

August

12-14 Year 13 Geographytrip, Kaikoura

13 Aoraki SecondarySchoolsGirls’ Badminton, Timaru

Year 12 Ag students’FarmVisit

CanterburySki and SnowboardChampionships,MtHutt

14 Aoraki Cross Country, Timaru

Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

South Canterbury Winter Basketball Competition,

SouthernTrustEventsCentre, Timaru

15 Rugby –UC, Round 9, Mid Canterbury Combined vStAndrew’s

College (Ashburton)

16 Aoraki Netball A&BTeams’Tournament, Waimate EventsCentre

17 Aoraki SecondarySchoolsSnowSports,MtDobson

18 Lip Sync,Auditorium

Thomson/Whelan Basketball Trophy, AshburtonorChristchurch

19 Girls’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

Girls’1st XV Rugby–AshHutt vRoncalli, Methven(Round 5)

Supernet –AshburtonCollege vRangioraHigh School,Christchurch

(Round 5)

20 Year 10 Outdoor Education Rock Climbing trip

CanterburySecondary Schools’Road Race,Christchurch

Year 12 Ag Farm visit.

20-23 NZSS Swimming Championships,Hamilton

21 Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

South CanterburyWinterBasketball Competition,

SouthernTrustEventsCentre, Timaru

MuftiDay

22 Rugby –UCround 10MCCombined vShirley Boys High School

(home)

24 Postponementday -AorakiSecondarySchools’SnowSports,

Mt Dobson

25 AGS1 Farmbikes Day2,Year 12 ACAD Group 1,

AshburtonShowgrounds

Thomson/Whelan Basketball Trophy, AshburtonorChristchurch

26 AGS2 Farmbikes Day2,Year 12 ACAD Group 1,

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$4m water reform

The Ashburton District Councilcan access $4

millionaspart of aGovernment plan on water

reform that will see $761 million invested

aroundthe country to upgrade three waters

infrastructure.

The funding is made available to councils

agreeingtoparticipate in thefirstphase of the

three waters services reform programme.

Council will decide whether to participate in

the first phase of the reformprogramme before

the August 31 deadline.

Ashburton District Mayor Neil Brown said

while participation was non­binding,

committing to the first phase of work to better

understand the process may prove beneficial.

Cadets at the recent Ex Top Squad event held at Staveley Camp.

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Local cadets win top squad

Army, airand sea cadets from around

Canterbury and furtherafieldhave

enjoyed anumber of competitive

challenges at the annual Ex Top

Squad event.

Held at Staveley Camp, this year’s

event was attended by eight units,

with seven single unit teams of eight

andthree mixed teams.

The Ashburtoncontingent

performedwelland wonthe overall

title, finishing ahead of theTSGodley

Sea Cadetteam .Itisthe first local

victorysince 2017.

Activity challenges on day one

includedasimulated car crash with

three injured patients, the recovery

of aunimog from the mudusing

ropes, block and tackles,survivor

stylepuzzle activity,agrenade range

withtennis balls and plastic bottles

as targets,and agiant Jenga.

On day two there was ateamcrosscountry

challenge, cannonrun,

observationscavenger hunt, and

relay where teams worked out how to

make an old schoolbed pack.

This years’s competition was close,

with justseven points the difference

between the seventhplace team and

the two teams tied forthird equal,

said Ashburton Cadet Unitmajor

Cezarne Rodgers.

Ex Top Squad provided an

opportunity for sergeantsand

corporalstolead asection for longer

thanjustafew leadership activities

on aparadenightand was funfor

cadets, said Major Rodgers.

The VIP guests at the event

included the commandantofCadet

ForceLTCDR Andrew Law, whotook

the opportunity to present six

members of AshburtonCadet Unit

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Gregory O’Brien’sacrylic on canvas work Poem in the Matukituki ValleyI,2018.

From felt, to wading birds

Two new exhibitionshave

openedatAshburton Art

Gallery, one featuring the

creativetalents ofmembers

of the Ashburton Creative

Fibre Groupand theother

showcasing worksby

prominentNew Zealand

artist GregoryO’Brien.

Thecreativefibre groupis

celebrating its golden

anniversary and the

exhibition is called

Celebrating Fibrecrafts.

The 50­membergroup was

formerly known as

AshburtonSpinners and

Weavers and members are

skilled in arange of fibrerelated

techniqueslike

spinning, dyeing, weaving,

needlecraft and felting.

Thegroupactively

encouragesthe use of

traditional skillsand the

exhibition features anumber

of impressive handcrafted

garments andotheritems

made fromnatural fibre.

It offers an insight into

processesand fibre

preparation, as well as

various fibrecraft

techniques.

Highlights includeahandknitted

and crocheted bridal

gown in silk and freshwater

pearls, areplica

Christchurch Cathedraland

MidCanterbury diorama

made byall members of the

group.

GregoryO’Brien’s showis

calledThe Wading Birds of

Drybread.

In2018 the Wellingtonbased

artistand writer,and

his wife, poetJenny

Bornholdt, livedand worked

in HendersonHouse,

Alexandra as artist­inresidence.

Havingspent much of his

life untilthen near the coast

and usually within sight of

the sea,the move to Central

Otagoopened up anew

territory for the artist,

including the neighbouring

CluthaRiver.

Theworksinthe first part

of theexhibition are an

account of how the year in

the region was spent. O’Brien

and his wife sawthemselves

as displaced‘‘wading birds’’.

Thesecond part of this

exhibition extends beyond

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Kermadec waters.

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Driving scheme helps Ludy

to gain her independence

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ludy Cabana never really

needed to drive in her

homeland of thePhilippines,

nor in Dubai whereshe worked

for awhile, but whenshe came

to NewZealand, transport

becamemore of an issue.

She movedherethree years

ago andsettled in Hindswith

her Kiwi partner.

At firstshe worked on afarm,

but thenmoved into aretailjob

in Ashburton.

Because daily transport to

and from homeand work wasa

problem,she opted to stay in

town duringthe week.

In April 2018 Ludy signed up

for the Mid Canterbury Rural

Drivers Licensing Scheme and

began ajourney that hasgiven

here independence.

The schemeisopen to

newcomers in ruralMid

Canterburyand supports

driversasthey progress from

learners, to restricted and full

licences.

Ludy was in the classroom

and studied theroad code over

nine weekstoget her learners.

She passedher restricted at

the first attempt and will take

the test for her full licencevery

soon.

‘‘I’d never driven before I

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country.The live five piece band is

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lighting production.

came to New Zealandand was

alwaysnervousabout starting.

‘‘But through the rural

drivingscheme I’ve built up my

confidence, practised my

drivingand I’m no longer

reliant on other people.’’

Ludy said she was very

grateful to her driver mentor,

ChrisAnderson, who had

taught her howtodrive.

She had driven her partner’s

campervan to gain more

practical driving experience,

butnow had her own vehicle.

‘‘I’m lookingforward to

getting my full licence and

then I’ll be able to drive

friends who are non­drivers

because Iknow how that feels.

‘‘I have abirthday next

monthand thepresent I’dlove

most is news that Ihave passed

my full licence.’’

Ludy said thedriving

support schemehad enabled

herasanewcomer to make

new friendships and

connections in thedistrict.

Another Mid Canterbury

Rural Drivers Licensing

Schemecourse starts on

September 1. The course is

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criteria.Toregister contact

Wendy Hewitt on 027 6113301

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Hundreds of firearm licence holders took to the streets of

Ashburton on Saturday.

Hundreds gather at

Ashburton gunrally

Hundreds of firearms

licenceholdersrallied in

Ashburtonlastweekend

overconcernsgovernment

wasn’tlisteningtothe

people and was still

forgingahead with

registrationof individual

firearms.

Law­abiding licence

holdersconsider it a

punishment.

The rally, which made

national news, called on

government to target

criminals not licensed gun

owners and was away to

be “quietlyturningupthe

volume, until we are

properly heard”, said one

organiser. Thegroup

includedpeople fromthe

greater Canterbury

district as wellasCouncil

of Licensed Firearms

Ownersspokesperson and

now ACTcandidate for

Rongotai NicoleMcKee.

Mid Canterbury

spokesman Bob McDonald

said newlaws,rushed into

effectafterChristchurch’s

mosque killings over a

year ago,required all

firearmstoberegistered

but there waspotential for

mistakes to happen when

recording longand

complex serial numbers of

guns.

It would make the

tracking of firearms

useless,hesaid.

The group gathered in

unity at the Ashburton

RSA beforemarching

along East Street chanting

for fairand reasonable

gun legislation.

Their placardsread

‘‘targetcriminals notus’’

and ‘‘hunters: not

criminals’’.

Theythen doubledback

along West Street before

stopping opposite the

AshburtonArt Gallery and

HeritageCentre.

IN BRIEF

NEW ECANBOSS

Dr StefanieRixecker has been

appointed theorganisation’s new

chief executive.

She hasbeenthe actingchief

executivesince the departure of Bill

Bayfieldleftearlier this year.

She has been the directorof

science since 2016and hasheld

more than adozengovernance

roles, in education,primary

industry andmore. Shealsoholds

threedegrees in PhD (Public Policy

&Public Administration), MA

(Political Science), andBA

(Political Science).

Dr Rixeckerwill take overher

newrole from August 17.

BILLYBUSH

Former AllBlack and Canterbury

player BillyBush is the keynote

speakeratCollegiate Rugby Club

on August 28.The eventincludesa

questionand answersession with

thepanel including local former All

BlackJockRossand Crusaders

board member Grant Jarrold. A

Crusaders jersey,signed by the

current squad,will be auctioned off

on the night.The socialevening is

beingheld as part of the25-year

reunionofthe Collegiate seniors

Watters Cupwinningteam. Tickets

costing$15 andare available from

PropertyBrokers, Smith &Church,

Redmonds, Style Footwear and the

rugby club.

PHOTOWORKSHOP

MidCanterbury TimeBank is

running aworkshop on Sunday to

help people develop and expand

their photography skills.

Part of the Learning Exchange

programme, thepractical session

runs from1pm until3pm andwill

offertipsonhowtoget the best

results fromphotography.

Advicewillbeoffered by

experiencedphotographerSue

Yearbury andafterashort

introduction at Ashburton Art

Gallery, participantswill headinto

theAshburtonDomain to puttheory

intopractice.

TimeBankmemberscan pay for

the course with Time Credits, while

the cost to non-members is$20.

Peoplecan registervia the

Eventbritewebsite.

INTERACTIVE MAP

Wanttosee which roads and

footpaths theAshburton District

Council hasplanned forreseal or

repair? Or roading work

completed? The informationis now

available online,through council’s

website.Aninteractive map

createdbystaff letspeople filter

what they wanttolookfor,like

footpaths or road renewals,then

clickonicons displayed for

information. The map can be

expanded to show work or road

closures on national highways. The

local information willbeupdated

regularly.

NEW DAIRY NZ

LEADER

Waikatofarmer and

businesswoman Melissa Slattery,

who farms near of Te Aroha,isthe

newchairofDairyNZ’s Dairy

Environment Leaders (DEL)

programme.She is an associate

withalocal chartered accountant

firm, andisaformer regional leader

for both the Canterbury/North

Otago DairyIndustryAwardsand

theNorth Canterbury Rural

Business Network.

She will joinover 300DEL

leaders to foster kaitiakitanga and

support farmers to implement onfarmand

catchmentscale change

to reduce theirenvironmental

footprint.


BOARDING SCHOOL

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We areproudofour students. We place

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“TheHouse”isset in theparklike

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enables girlswho do notlive in thelocal

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“All staff maintain agood rapport with

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Seniors andindividual studentsalsoplay

an importantroleinthe care of their

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We provide asupportiveextended

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Please contactDirectorofBoarding

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on:ebradley@timarugirls.school.nz.

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BOARDING SCHOOL

St Bede’s College

Boarding School

St Bede’s is aCatholic Collegefor boys

foundedbythe Society of Mary in 1911

anditisalsothe only Catholic boarding

school forboysinthe SouthIsland.

Catholic, Marist andBedean

principles andvalues form thebasis of

aholisticeducation at theCollege. We

aimnot to make theCollegegreat butto

ensure everyboy has theopportunity to

be great, andweendeavourtodevelop

youngmen of Catholic hearts and

minds through theexperiences theboys

have in their time here at theCollege.

St Bede’s is aCollegefor all…a place

wheregospelvaluesare practisedto

helpformprincipledmen; alearning

environment whereeveryoneachieves;

aplace that teachers want to come

to becauseofthe strength of the

community;aplace also,where boys

canembracespiritual,sporting, cultural

andcommunity activities, whichall

combined shape boys into men. That’s

thepriority andthatisinour DNA.

BoardingatStBede’sCollegeisa

traditionthatgoesbacktothe 1920s.

Ourrichhistory andtraditionprovides

an excellentfoundationtoembrace

thechallengesofthe modern era and

prepare ourboystobeCatholic leaders

wherever life takes them.

Like many otherorganisations in

Christchurch, ourcampushas been

brokenand tested.Thedemolitionof

theChapelseriously challengedus. It

wasthe singlemostimportant building

at St Bede’s College, andhad symbolised

theheart andsoulofthe Collegeever

since thethird Rector, FatherGilbert,

converteditfrom thegymnasiumin

1929.

In thelast twoyears,the Collegehas

completed a$16mbuilding project;

stagetwo of theGymnasium,anew

Food Technology andArt Block,a

renovatedPerformingArtsCentre

andsignificantly,the newChapelofSt

Bede,whichhavegreatly enhanced the

campus facilities.

Boarders at St Bede’s Collegebenefit

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Preference andnon-preference

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personalised toursofthe Boarding

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place on request. We look forward to

introducingyou to theStBede’sCollege

boarding hostel.

Be part of the Nelson

College boardingfamily

Nelson CollegeBoardingisknown forits

welcomingfamilyenvironment.This was

highlighted when theCOVID Lockdown

occurred.Mostofour internationalstudents

chosetostay, along with staff,and form a

safe bubble of 80.This includedYear13kiwi

student MacHarris, whoseparents live in

Japan. When thelockdownhappened, Mac

thoughtabout goinghome, butdecidedit

wassafer to stay.“Iwantedtostayincase

things gotworse andIcouldn’t come back”

Macsaid. “Beinginlockdownwithall the

internationalstudentsalsomeant Igot to

know everyone really well.They’repretty

awesome.”

Nelson Collegeisaprogressive and

innovativeboys’ school. Ourlearning

environmentfocuses on ‘inspiring young

mentotaketheir place in theworld by

fostering thevalues of manaakitanga

throughquality education’.Wetakegreat

pride in nurturingeachboy’s individual

interestsand potential acrossall areas

of academia, sport, arts, culture,and

leadership.

“Our Boardersare at theheart of the

schooland we’reincredibly proud of

them,” says Director of BoardingSamme

Hippolite. “Weknowhow formative these

yearsare,and we want theboystohave

everyopportunity to developtheir interests.

We also want them to have fun, make

lifelongfriendships andcreateunforgettable

memories within thecontext of aclear and

safe structure.”

Setalongside themaincollege campus,the

college’stwo boardinghouses–Rutherford

andBarnicoat–areimpressiveheritage

buildingsthathaverecentlyhad major

refurbishments. “Our experiencedstaffare

committedtocreatingastrong andcaring

communitywithin theboardingfraternity,”

says Mrs Hippolite. “Weensurethatour boys

aresupportedthroughouttheir educational

endeavours,and we also make sure that they

gettoexperienceeverythingour beautiful

Nelson region offers.

Talk to us about life-changing opportunities

for your son

NelsonCollege offers theverybestinboarding. With awelcoming

family environment, ourschoolhas consistentlyhigh-levelacademic,

sporting and leadership programmes.

Come and seeusatAgFestWestCoast (13/14 November) and

meet Headmaster Richard Dykesand Director of Boarding

Samme Hippolite.

Youngmen taking theirplace in the world

boarding@nelsoncollege.school.nz

www.nelsoncollege.school.nz


BOARDING SCHOOL

Home away from home at St Margaret’s College

29

With itswarm, caring home-awayfrom-homeatmosphere,

boarding at St

Margaret’s Collegecombinesaworldclasseducation

with buildingstrong

relationshipsand learninglifelong

values.

When school finishesatthe endof

each day, theboardinghousescome

alivewiththe sounds of many voices

andlaughterand becausethe boarding

school is an integral part of theschool

campus thosewho chosetocanattend

extra circular andafter-schoolactivities

without disruption.

The boarding communityisat the

heartofStMargaret’sand theculture is

closelyalignedwiththe school’s vision

of aholisticeducation,embracingthe

spiritual andemotional wellbeingofthe

girls,aswellastheir academic growth

andtheir developmentinsport and

thearts. St Margaret’s is aplace where

girls are believedinand becomestrong

womenofthe future andwhere great

boardingfriendshipslast alifetime.

The threeboardinghouses

arearranged in year groups and

structured to thespecific needsofeach

developmental stage. In Julius House

(Y7-10) theenvironment is structured

andnurturing forthe girlstomake

thetransitionintoboarding. Kilburn

House(Y11-12) encouragesthe girlsto

beginpersonallyintegrating theseskills.

Cranmer House(Y13) allowsfor more

freedom to help them developlifeskills

andbecomedriven, self-managed young

women, all in amonitored setting. These

seniorgirls thrive as they become the

leadersofthe boardingschooland the

‘older sisters’ of theyoungergirls.

The boarding staff takepride in having

theprivilegeofwatchingthe girlsgrow

into incredible youngwomen and

treasure themoments they capture with

them. Warm,openrelationships develop

over theyears as they sharethe girls’

highs andlows, encourage,celebrate and

nurtureastheyall journey throughlife

together.

To learnmore aboutlifeatSt

Margaret’s College, visit www.

stmargarets.school.nz or call

Admissions Manager,Susie Campbell

on 03 379 2000 to arrangeapersonal

tour of the College.

BOARDING

AT ST MARGARET’S COLLEGE

“A Home Away From Home”

Book your Personal Tour and Sleepover

and Discover Life as Part of the

St Margaret’sCollege Boarding Family

Forfurther information, pleasecontact:

Susie Campbell, Admissions Manager

(03) 353 2563 •enrol@stmargarets.school.nz

EMPOWERINGGIRLS

YEARS1–13

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NEWS

26 Ashburton Courier, August 13, 2020

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Musterers set to take on Methven B

in long­running charity rugby match

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Mighty musterers from the

mountains will take on the

Methven Brugby team in a

decades old charity match

nextweekend.

The RakaiaGorge

MusterersvsMethven Rugby

Club match has beenrunning

for thepast 63 years, although

acouple of games had been

cancelled due to snow.

They hadtheir50th

anniversary in 2007.

Rakaia Gorge Musterers

team managerPaul Ensor, of

Double Hill RunRoad, said it

was the longest running

charity match in the southern

hemisphere, although it had

not been played

consecutively.

Aformerplayer himself

Ensor, nowaged 43,saidthe

mind was willing butthe body

tended to suffer.

He played 12 games in his

time but said players like

Chaz Todhunter, of

Glenfalloch Station, would

have played more games, as

would legends like Jim

Morris, from Manuka Point

Station, (now retired and

living in Tarras) who used to

ride his Clydesdale horse

across the Rakaia River to get

in and outinthe 1980s.

‘‘He was likethe

Marlborough man of the

valley,’’ Ensor said.

The musterers team in past

were from up the Rakaia

Gorge butinrecent years

players have been gathered

from Rakaia andAshburton

gorges, both sides of the

Rakaia River and along the

Foothills to Mt Somers.

‘‘We have had to spread the

net out abit further these days

as there are notthe number of

shepherds and musterers

around as there used to be.

‘‘We just try andgrab

anyone whohas workedup

here over the past year andfit

enough to pull on apairof

boots ... generally they have

some sort of connection (with

mustering).’’

He was hopeful for aheapof

guys so they could have rolling

subs on the day.

‘‘Some of the guys are hill

fit, but not necessarily rugby

fit.’’

Ensor said historically at

the end of the autumn muster

there were heaps of guys

floating around and they

decided to hold arugby game.

‘‘One yearthe gorge forward

pack weighed more than the

All Black teamofthe day... it

must havebeen around the

1970s,’’ he said.

‘‘It doesn’t mean they were

better, they were just

heavier.’’

The match, held at the

Methven Rugby Club grounds

on Methven Chertsey Road, in

Methven on August 22,will

raise money for St John

ambulance.

Adonation bucket will be

passed around and acharity

auction, offeringacouple of B

and Baccommodation

packages and farm supplies,

will be up for grabs.

Ensor was hopeful this year

would see the musterers take

victory but said it was more

about the camaraderie fora

cause, than the final result.

‘‘Unfortunately we struggle

to match the Methven side. We

come together at theend of

the seasonbut they have been

playing together allseason.

We are abit of acobbled

together bunch.’’

Ensor said night games

always suited themusterers

better in the past.

‘‘We were able to slip a

couple of extra playersonin

the shadowsand that helped

us abit. We got found out one

year andthe following yearwe

didn’t play as (well) any

more.’’

The senior musterers game

kicks offat2.30pm with an

Under 9junior musterers

curtain raiser at 2pm.

Rakaia Gorge Musterers from around 1958, Rod Heard with pipe (third from right) helped get the game

going. Photo supplied.

Rakaia Gorge Musterers vs Methven rugby during the 25th anniversary game in 1982 saw local Peter

Den Baars support the game with his Packmans Palace. Photo Supplied.

LOCAL LISTENING

Peter Mac l 1pm to 6pm

2304059

MSA OUTDOOR

BOWLING CLUB

With our winter bowls

programme starting to wind

downour convertedtrophies

are being playedfor amid

somefiercebut friendly

competition.

Firstlythe Bruce Weir

Trophy wastaken out by

John Moffatt, MikeSkilling

and Trevor Pearce.

The Kennedy Trophy,

donated by the legendary

late Tom Phaup, was wonby

TonyInwood, Des

Prendergast, and Mike

Skilling.

Our finaltrophy round will

be heldon August 12 at

1.30pm.

Our return visit to

Richmond has been bought

forward aweek, now being

Sunday August 23, which will

allow members to playinthe

Sub Centres fundraising

tournamentonAugust 30.

Aworkingbee to lift the

matswillbeheldAugust 24

at atime to be confirmed.

Opening day for the

summerseasonis set down

for SaturdaySeptember12,

with new members most

welcome.

We hostour firstSkip2It

FridayTriples on

September18 at 12.30pm and

the Peters Cup OpenFours

Tournament is set for

September20 at 9am.

ASHBURTON

WRITERS’GROUP

The annual general meeting

of the AshburtonWriters’

Groupwas held recently, it

had beendelayed dueto

Covid­19. President Julie

welcomedall present. After

the minutesand financial

reportwere read, the

presidentgave her reportfor

the year 31 March 2020.

The electionofofficers

washeldand resulted as

follows–President –Julie

Fechney, Vice­President–

Stacey Broadbent,

Secretary/Treasurer–Rae

Magson. Themeeting

concludedand the monthly

meetingwas held.

Aquotation was givenby

Stacey ­“To write means

more than pretty wordsona

page, the act of writing is to

share yoursoul with the

world.”

Rae readareporton the

completed ShortStory

Competition. Therewere 83

entries, all of these were

read.

There wasdiscussionon

the timesand dates of our

meeting. As manymembers

andpotential members are

notable to attendinthe

afternoons it wasdecidedto

hold the meetingsonthe

fourth Wednesdays of the

month,commencingat7pm.

First meeting to be on 26

August.

Theassignment for the

meetingwas to writeastory

titled “ThenMyCar Broke

Down”. The instantexercise

by Deirdre was achallenge

being “Devil’s Advocate”.

Themeeting concluded with

the servingofafternoon tea.

The nextmeeting

assignmentis “letter to my

younger self”.

Visitors are welcome,

contact Rae on 308 8927.


NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 13, 2020

27

Tell us your priorities

Every three years, the

council decides what

projects and activities it will

fund and deliver over the

coming 10 years. It’s called

our Long Term Plan (LTP)

and it’s an important piece of

work that brings together

local services, infrastructure

and work programmes that

influence our community –

from rubbish and recycling

right through to playgrounds,

camp grounds, roads,

recreation facilities and

community grants.

We want to hear from

residents about what issues

and topics you think are a

priority for Mid Canterbury

as we prepare our LTP for

2021–31.

We first asked what was

important to residents in

2018 in the lead up to

developing our current Long

Term Plan.

The ideas and issues

identified by residents

helped to inform the

direction of that plan, and it

was such agreat tool that we

are replicating this exercise

again through ashort online

survey.

In 2018, the top eight

priorities for the Ashburton

District (in order) were

roading, community safety,

environment, town centre

development, second bridge,

business development, EA

Networks Centre

development and new

entertainment centres.

Now, the council wants to

know if these are still as

important, or if there are

other issues or ideas that

people would like the

council to focus on.

Given the uncertain and

unprecedented challenges

we have been facing as a

nation this year, the Our

Place –Our Plan survey also

seeks to understand how you

are getting on through the

uncertainties of the Covid­19

pandemic.

For some, the lockdowns

and our closed borders may

have really impacted your

business, you may have

concerns about job security,

or perhaps you and your

family have been fairing

reasonably well through this

period.

No matter how things have

been going, the council

wants to get abetter

understanding of where you

are at and this too will help

to inform the decisions that

are made about what

projects will be funded over

the next decade.

The Our Place –Our Plan

survey is now open until

5pm, Friday September 18.

Get your ideas into the mix

before we begin drafting the

LTP so that they may be

considered right from the

get­go.

Council won’t know what

you think is most important

for the future of our district

without your input, so it’s

important you tell us through

the survey.

This is an opportunity that

only comes around every few

years. Make it count by

completing the survey today

at itsourplace.com.

Rakaia students impress

at school talent show

BuddingrapperLogan

Bradford won Rakaia

School’sfinalof2020

Rakaia Got Talent talent

showlastweek.

In ahotlycontested

event, the Year 7pupil

took out the winrappingto

Clint Eastwood by British

virtual bandGorillaz.

Secondplace went to

Year 4comedianKasey

Wiseman whosejokes

included somecheesy

numberssuch as ‘‘What’s a

cats favouritecolour?;

purrrrple,and ‘‘What do

youcall cheese that’s not

yours?; nachocheese.’’

Thetalent show event

wasrun by the school’s

senior leaders.

It was thefirsttime the

pupilshad runsuch an

event,instigated by school

leader Melissa Mattson

whowanted to organise

something for the pupils.

Thefinalsaw five acts

take to thestagefor the

finals during morning

breaklast Friday.

Theother finalists were

dancingyoungstersfrom

thenew entrant/Year1and

2Ako class,sockpuppet

trio Maddie, Louann and

Peyton andsinger Diego

VidalGomez.

Thefinalistsperformed

in front of theirschool

peersand family/friends

from theschool

community.

They werechosenafter a

seriesofheats involving up

to 50 pupils fromacross the

schoolauditionedina

rangeofperformances

including dancing, a

gymnastic display, amagic

act, weight liftingand

juggling.

Dancing youngsters Annie Tagicakibau, Rose Parris, Charlie

Hall, Jphil Credo and Izzy Smyth from Rakaia School Year 1­2

Ako class in the 2020 Rakaia Got Talent final.

Jokester Kasey Wiseman in costume during his act telling

jokes in the 2020 Rakaia Got Talent final.


SPORT

28 Ashburton Courier, August 13, 2020

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Goodwin for senior footballers

Mid Canterbury United’s senior

team scoredits secondwin of

the season with agood

performanceagainst

UniversitiesatAshburton

Domain on Saturday.

The 3­1victory lifts theteam

off the bottom and uptosixth

place in the eight team

Canterbury Championship

League.

The hometeamgot off to the

best possible start on Saturday

with agoalafterjust two

minutes.

Niall Young fired alooping

shot from outside the box and

over the goalkeeper.

The leadwas doubled10

minutes later with agoodfinish

fromJamie Smitheram.

Luke Martinsmacked the ball

against crossbar in afrenetic

first 20 minutes and then fired a

powerful shot pastthe keeper

to give thehomeside a

deserved 3­0 first halflead.

The second half was amore

even affair, withboth sides

having chances.

The only goal came the way

of Universities througha

penalty.

The Universities keeper

producedacouple of good

savesfromLukeMartin and

thepostkeptout another shot.

Mid Canterbury United plays

fifth placedStAlbans Shirley

at St AlbansParkin

ChristchurchonSaturday.

The CCL reserves side was

beaten 4­0 by Universitiesin

the 12.30pm game played on

SaturdayatAshburton

Domain.

Mid Canterbury United striker Luke Martin (red and blue) bursts through the Universities defence.

PHOTO: DOUG BOVETT.

Newarch and young riders area at skills park

Getting the new entrance arch in the ground are (from left) James

Reid, Doug Smith and Jo Bucknall from AG Serve, and mountain

bike club member Graham Russell.

New challenges have been set

for younger mountain bikers at

the Ashburton Skills Park and

an impressivemetal arch has

beenerectedat the start of the

popularloop track.

Mountain Bike Ashburton has

used fundingof$6500 from

Ashburton council to setup

new, low level bridges and

jumps specifically aimed at

thoseunder 10.

Accompanying signs offer

advice on how best to tackle the

obstaclesand howtojump, ride

and do wheelies.

Thefunding has also helped

with the purchaseofmulchand

landscaping, andwith the

commissioningofan

impressive new archthat

directsriderstothe start of the

mountain bike loop track.

Thearch is dedicated to all of

the volunteers whohave

supportedthe growth of the

skills parkand bike tracks in

recent years.

It has been constructed by

localbusinessAgServe and has

creatively re­used someofthe

old gardening tools of Mountain

BikeAshburton stalwartand

landscape gardener Dell

James Reid and Graham Russell from Mountain Bike Ashburton

work on the new junior bridges.

Phillips.

Mountain Bike Ashburton

presidentJames Reid, who has

been hands­on with building

the new bridgesand jumps,

said the club was gratefulfor

the council funding.

The skills park was proving

verypopularwith allages and

to haveanareasuitable for

younger riders to have fun and

to test themselves was great for

the future of localmountain

biking.

Thenew junior area featured

wider, low level challenges,and

there was space alongsidefor

parents to assist if necessary.

Stay fit &earn $$$

at the same time

Spend a couple of hours

every Thursday delivering the

Ashburton Courier and Realty in

the Ashburton urban area.

Enjoy the fresh air, stay fit and

reap the health benefits!

Phone Mary todayon308 7664

to get startedoremail

mary.summerfield@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2292702

SPORTS RESULTS

ASHBURTON GOLF CLUB

9­HOLERS

Putting was the focus of our game on

August 6, play sponsored by Flowers

@the Gate by Tone'e H. First place, with

13 putts was Stewart Bennett, followedby

Gordon Clinton and Eric Weir with 14

putts. There were four players who scored

15 putts: Tonee Hurley, Peter Woods,

Dick Hansen and Val Ferrier.

Smith &Church golf balls go to Wendy

Smith (for agobbler) and Tonee Hurley

who scored atwo.

Our sponsor this week will be Sega

Golf and we will play round five of the

Marion Marshall Trophy, aiming for the

best nett scores. OnAugust 20 we'll play

a stroke round sponsored by Netherby

Pharmacy.

MID CANTERBURY

SOCIAL WHEELERS

Winter training ride No 7: Home first

Don Morrison 26m 07s, 2nd Don Sutton

26m 07s, 3rd Marsel Smithers 26m 07s,

4th Shona McGrath 26m 08s, 5th Ross

Templeton 26m 09s, 6th Kyle Gray 26m

09s, 7th Lucy Kirwan 29m 57s, 8th Kerry

Clough 30m 39s, 9th John Uden 26m 20s,

10th Colin Teahan 30m 01s, 11th Steven

Hands 22m 50s f/t, 12thTony Ward 22m

50s 2f/t, 13th Michael Gallagher 23m 27s

4f/t, 14th Kevin Opele 22m 58s 3f/t, 15th,

Debbie Skinner 31m 02s, 16th. Ross

Proctor 31m 03s, 17th, Janette Hooper

31m 03s, 18th Brian Ellis 30m 24s, 19th

Rob Hooper 23m 34s 5f/t, 20th Gerrard

Morrison 23m 35s 6f/t, 21st Larry Neal

23m 35s, 7f/t, 22nd Nick Grijns 25m 06s,

23rd Richard Kirwan 25m 16s, 24th Liz

Wylie 30m 40s, 25th Marty Cuttle 25m

41s, 26th Matt Marshall 26m 23s, 27th

Doug Coley 26m 25s, 28th Zoe Nicholls

32m 15s, 29th Anton Nicholls 32m 15s,

30th Alan Johns 34m 10s, 31st Andy

Skinner 37m 57s, 32nd Jelle Hendriksen

mechanical.

TINWALD CYCLING

Tinwald Cycling U17 Development,

Open Handicap, 8km: 1st Charlotte Neal

17m 49s, 2nd Logan McKnight 17m 50s,

3rd Amwolf Artz 14m 05s F/T, 4th Ryan

Gallagher 14m 05s 2f/t, 5th Konrad Artz

18m 07s, 6th Zoe Nicholls 15m 56s 4f/t,

7th Oli Nicholls 14m 40s 3f/t, 8th Tineke

Artz 19m 55s.

Grade Placings: A, Amwolf Artz, Ryan

Gallagher, Oli Nicholls. B, Konrad Artz,

Zoe Nicholls. C, Charlotte Neal, Logan

McKnight, Tineke Artz.

Teams Relay,1.2km: Amwolf Artz,

Ryan Gallagher, Tineke Artz, Logan

McKnight time 9m 08s, 2nd Oli Nicholls,

KonradArtz, Zoe Nicholls, Charlotte Neal,

9m 12s.

Teams Time Trial, 1.2km: 1st Logan

McKnight, Tineke Artz, Ryan Gallagher,

Amwolf Artz 2min 15sec, 2nd Charlotte

Neal, Zoe Nicholls, Konrad Artz, Oli

Nicholls 2min 20sec.

IN BRIEF

SENIOR BFINAL

Methven willtake on Celtic in the

finalofthe Senior Bcup this

weekend.

Thegamewill be hosted by

Methven, who dispatchedMt

Somers 36-10 in semi-finals last

weekend; Celtic justheld off

Allenton 28-24.

SPARTANS

The MidCanterbury CombinedFirst

XV takes on competition leader St

AndrewathomeonSaturday and is

hoping forsomegoodsideline

support.

Theside lost 54-12 to Timaru

BoysHigh School lastweekend,

afterplaying with 14 men for 60

minutes but coaching stafftook

somepositives from the game.

They have lost Ben Middletonfor

the restofthe seasonafterhe

sufferedabroken hand but blooded

two new playerstothe squad,

promoted fromthe under16team

for the day.

Player of the day was David

Satui.


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SPORTS DRAWS

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 13, 2020

29

RUGBY

Saturday:

Senior B-2nd Grade Cup final: Methven

v Celtic, Methven1, 2:30pm J O’Connor, S

Bennett, GBarr.

Combined Colts – Playoffs: Methven/

Rakaia vChristchurch, 12:45pm Methven 1S

Bennett. High School Old Boys v Celtic/

Southern EuroAgri/NPD, Bob Deans, 2:45pm

1st XV UC Championship: MC Combined

vStAndrews, Ashburton College, 11:00am K

Faalogo, AMcGirr, CMarshall.

Under 18 Combined: Lincoln v MCRU

Alps, 1:00pm, Lincoln4.

Under 16 Combined: MCRU PlainsvWest

Melton,Collegiate1, 1:30pm NForbes. MCRU

Alps vSaracens, Hinds1, 1:15pm CKelland.

Under 14.5 Combined: MCRU Plains v

Prebbleton, Collegiate1, 12:15pm GJopson.

MCRU Alps vWest Melton, Hinds2, 1:00pm J

Robinson.

Under 13: Allenton Smallbones vSouthern/Tinwald

Howden AG, Allenton1, 12:30pm

Club referee. Methven v Collegiate Ross

Leadley Building, Methven2, 1:00pm GBarr.

Celtic bye.

Under 11.5: Celtic Green vHampstead,

Celtic1A, 1:00pm. Celtic White v Methven

Black, Celtic1B, 12:30pm. Methven White v

Collegiate Cates Grains &Seeds, Methven3A,

1:15pm. Southern Coleman Ag v Rakaia,

Hinds3, 1:00pm.

Under 10: Celtic White v Hampstead,

Celtic2A, 12:30pm. Methven Black v Celtic

Green, Methven3B, 1:15pm. Methven Red v

Tinwald Ace Automotive, Methven4, 1:00pm.

Methven White v Allenton, Methven4,

12:00pm. Southern Four Season Treecare v

Rakaia, Hinds3, 12:00pm.

Under 9: Coll/Hamp Regent Cinema v

Tinwald Moore Mechanical, Collegiate2,

1:30pm. Methven v Allenton Engineering

Solutions, Methven5, 12:00pm. Southern Hayden

McKenzie Contracting vRakaia, Hinds4,

1:00pm. Celtic bye.

Under 8: Celtic White vTinwald Gluyas

Nissan, Celtic2B, 1:00pm. Collegiate/Hampstead

vCeltic Green, Collegiate2, 12:45pm.

Methven vAllenton Alpine View, Methven5,

1:00pm. Methven/Mt Somers vRakaia, Methven3A,

12:15pm. Southern Busch Joinery

bye.

Under 7: Allenton Gold Young Electrical v

Tinwald NZ Livestock Black, Allenton2,

12:30pm. Allenton Auto Maroon vCollegiate

Ashburton Crane Hire, Allenton3, 12:15pm.

Methven vMethven/Mt Somers, Methven3B,

12:15pm. Southern James Doyle Contracting

Blue v Celtic, Hinds4, 12:15pm. Southern

Riverlea AG White v Rakaia, Hinds1A,

12:30pm. Tinwald Orange bye.

Under 6: Celtic Green vTinwald Cranfield

Glass Blue, Celtic4, 12:15pm. Celtic White v

Tinwald Alluvial Black, Celtic4, 1:00pm. Hampstead

v Tinwald Canvas Orange, Hampstead1A,

12:15pm. Methven Black vAllenton

Gold Plumbing Services, Methven1A,

12:00pm. Methven White vAllenton Maroon

Sparrow Family, Methven1B, 12:00pm.Southern

Matt Wakelin Contracting Blue vCollegiate

Cranfield Glass, Hinds1B, 12:30pm. Southern

Harcourts Ashburton Red v Mt Somers,

Hinds2A, 12:15pm. Southern White Agspread

vRakaia, Hinds2B, 12:15pm.

HOCKEY

Small sticks duty club: Methven

Friday 14 August Kiwi Sticks (Yr 5) 3.45

pm Rakaia Yr 5vWakanui Black (Turf a) G

Muir, HKidd. Tinwald Foothills vMethven (Mt

Hutt) Tinwald Foothills, Methven. 4.30 pm

Tinwald vAllenton Yr 5(Turf a) SGreeson, H

Kidd. Methven White v Tinwald (Turf b) G

Muir, RKidd. Wakanui Blue bye

Kiwi Sticks (Yr 6) 5.15 pm Collegians D&

EvMethven Black (Turf a) SGreeson LEllis.

Tinwald Foothills vRakaia Yr 6(Turf b) JEllis,

LLansdown. 6.00 pm Wakanui vAllenton Yr 6

(Turf a) JEllis, LLansdown.

1st Grade Women 6.50 pm Hampstead v

Wakanui (Hampstead Blue, Methven). 8.00

pm Hampstead Blue vMethven (Hampstead,

Wakanui).

Just Hockey SSL Div 1Boys, Nga Puna

Wai 1, 7.40 pm Ashburton College 1st XI v

Burnside High School 1st XI (Umpires supplied).

Small sticks duty club: Methven

Saturday 15August Mini Sticks10.15 am

Methven Yr 3vAllenton (Turf a) Coaches.

Methven Yr 4 v Tinwald Foothills (Turf b)

Coaches. Tinwald v Wakanui Blue (Turf c)

Coaches. Wakanui Black vHampstead (Turf

d) Coaches.

Fun Sticks 11.00 am Draws made on the

day.

Senior Women, Wakanui bye.

Senior Men, Wakanui bye.

Sunday 16 August, 2nd Grade Girls, Tim

WD 1.05 pm Roncalli 1st XI v Tinwald

(Umpires supplied). Tim WD 2.55 pm TGHS

2nd XI vWakanui (Umpires supplied).

1st Grade Men, 4.00 pm Allenton v

Hampstead Lowcliffe (Tinwald Black,

Wakanui). 5.25 pm Tinwald Orange vHampstead

Wakanui (Allenton, Hampstead Lowcliffe).

6.50 pm Tinwald Black v Wakanui

(Tinwald Orange, Hampstead Wakanui).

Monday 17 August, 2nd Grade Boys, Ash

NBS 6.15 pm Wakanui vAllenton (S Moore, J

Gray).

Tuesday 18 August, Kwik Sticks (Yrs 7&

8) 4.00 pm Tinwald Orange vTinwald Foothills

(M Wilson, BGreer). 5.15 pm Wakanui Black

vAllenton (L Ellis, GOates). 6.30 pm Wakanui

Blue/Collegians v Methven (A Mitchell, M

Amos).

Wednesday 19 August, Just Hockey SSL

Div 2 Girls, Nunweek Park 2, 6.10 pm

Ashburton College 1st XI vChristchurch Girls

High School 3rd XI (Umpires supplied).

Connetics SSP Boys, Ash NBS 6.45 pm,

Timaru Boys High School 1st XI vStBede's

College 1st XI (Umpires supplied)

Internationals at

petanque tourney

There was an international

flavour at the Canterbury

doublesand singles

tournaments hostedbythe

AshburtonMSA Petanque Club

at the weekend.

Saturday’s doubles event

attracted 16 teams,while 18

took partinthe singles the

following day.

Amongthe playing

contingent were petanque

players from Vanuatu,

Thailand, France andItaly.

Local playerRichardBrowne

finished third equal in the

singles and teamed up with

Karen Bensdorptoclaim the

runners­upspot in the doubles.

Pictured with Richard Browne

(front) from the AshburtonMSA

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left) Paul Tamagushiku

(Vanuatu), Massimo

Comazzetto (Italy), BrunoFalco

(France) and Sutima Paijit

(Thailand).

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SATURDAY 15TH AUGUST

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

86a Grey Street,Ashburton 10:00-10:30am 3 2 2 AHB22839

10 Princes Street,Ashburton 10:00-10:30am 3 1 1 AHB22843

5PratleyCrescent, Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 3 1 2 AHB22838

92 Walker Street, Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 3 1 2 AHB22866

7McElrea Place, Ashburton 10:45-11:15am 3 1 1 AHB22732

47 Catherwood Avenue, Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 0 0 0 AHB00000

4Oxford Street, Methven 11:15-11:45am 3 1 2 AHB22864

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

15 Millichamp Street, Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 2 1 2 AHB22767

157 Wilkins Road, Ashburton 1:00-1:30pm 4 2 6 AHB22748

SUNDAY 16TH AUGUST

98 Pages Road, Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 4 2 2 AHB22698

34 Brucefield Avenue, Ashburton 11:15-11:45am 2 1 2 AHB22858

92 Walker Street,Ashburton 12:30-1:00pm 3 1 2 AHB22866

150 Racecourse Road, Ashburton

4 2 8

This property has it ALL.

All the secure storage spaceyou will ever need forall your

toys.

All the benefits of country living and the convenience of

town close by.

All the comforts that come with amodern home with

multiple heating options and double glazing throughout.

Alovely two storeyhome sitting on 6200 sqm’s with great

views to the snow-capped mountains from the master

bedroom balcony.

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22860

Mid CanterburyReal Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDateofSale

closing 28 August 2020, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

by appointment only

BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

View our listings online at: rwashashburton.co.nz

Open Home

4Oxford Street, Ashburton

This property will be sold asit is and the pricewill reflect this.

Youareherebyinvited to makeanofferon this property which

the vendor nowwants SOLD.

Here is an affordable three bedroom home with anice sized

section and handytothe local shops, town and school.

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22864

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDateofSale

closing 15 August 2020, at

3:00pm(unless sold prior)

View

Saturday11:15 -11:45am

3 1 2

Armand vander Eik

021 597 527

Open Home

9Walker Street, Ashburton

3 1 2

119a Racecourse Road, Ashburton

4 2 2

Areyou lookingfor agreat 3bedroom townhousein the

best location near the Domain, Hospital, EA Network

Centre and schools, then look at this fabulous property.

Each room is generous with 3large double bedrooms and

spacious kitchen/dining/lounge. ASuper Home!

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22866

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDateofSale

closing 4September 2020, at

3:00pm(unless sold prior)

View

Saturday10:30 -11:00am

Sunday12:30 -1:00pm

Cheryl Fowler

027 10 6216

*Vast Kitchen/Dining/Living area

*Impressive Loungewith vaulted ceilings

*Oversized double garagewith garden sheds

*Private sunnyFamily Home

*1983 m2 section

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22588

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

ForSale

Price onApplication

View

Saturday11:30 -12:00pm

Chrissy Milne

027 290 6606

Jill Quaid

Manager

027 437 6755

Kim Miller

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

ChrissyMilne

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

Cheryl Fowler

Sales Consultant

027 461 2614

Margaret Feiss

Sales Consultant

021 751 009

ShirleyFitzgerald

Sales Consultant

027 220 1528

Denise McPherson

Sales Consultant

027 242 7677

Janene McDowell

Property Manager

027 287 3388

Armand vander Eik

Sales Consultant

021 597 527

Lynne Bridge

Sales Consultant

027 410 6216

Mike Grant ncre

Sales Consultant

021 272 0202

Mark Totty

Sales Consultant

021 664 113

BruceMcPherson

Sales Consultant

027 438 4250

JustinWaddell

Sales Consultant

027 437 1111

Jarrod Ross

Sales Consultant

027 259 4644

Carey VonLubke

Property Manager

027 697 6948

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

rwashburton.co.nz

36 McMillan Street,Methven 03 303 3032


HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam, 24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

free health advice on what to do or where to go if you

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...

Saturday15thAugust is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday16th August is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be

on the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

FOCUS Optometry - good

honest eye care, support

local. Phone 307 8988.

www.nzfocusoptometry.co.

nz, 65 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

FEMININE Health & Wellness

Coach. Relax, unwind

with massage or Reiki.

Empower with tools for selfhypnosis,

weight management,

anxiety, meditation.

Phone/text 027 282 1585.

CJ’S Driving School -

Classes 1, 2 & 4,

Endorsements F & D,

Forklift, F&OSH, Dangerous

Goods. NZTA

approved course provider.

MITO & Competenz

Assessor. Locally owned.

Phone Christine 027 245

2563

AndreGrob

Chiropractor

Tues 9am-5pm

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

EDUCATIONAL

OPEN DAY

ASHBURTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Year 1-13

MONDAY 17 AUGUST 2020

2300235

MENTORING. For emotional

support, guidance, optimism,

goal setting, resilience.

Professional supervision,

call Pete Young, 307

7582/027 280 0889; email

plyoung@xtra.co.nz; web:

peteyoung.co.nz.

WHAT better place for a

public notice than Ashburton’s

The Courier! Simply

clip the form for a run-on

advert like this or telephone

us on 308 7664 if you

require adisplay advertisement.

•9:30am –school tour

•11:30am –school tour repeated

•6:30pm –PrimarySchool presentation

•7:30pm –Secondary Schoolpresentation

Enrolments Open. Spaces forpreference.

Wait list fornon-preference.

W: www.acs.school.nz

P: 03 3076340

E: office@acs.school.nz

Phone 308 7664

199 Burnett Street

Ashburton

2148717

Every Home

EveryWeek -that’s

2279675

SELL

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2300293

2300187

CARPORT-Single, for

removal. Professionally

built, easy shift. $1,000.

ono. Phone David 03 307

0272

RIDE-ON Mower. USA made

Kawasaki Z242F 21.5hp

FR651V, 112hrs, approx

2yrs old. Fabricated deck,

HDbearings. Owner

downsizing. Offers over

$5,000. Ph David 021 279

4794

HIRE

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

8155 for abooking.

WANTED TO BUY

METAL, heavy etc. Free

light-grade metal in-yard

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.

Ashburton Scrap

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford

Forest Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

WANTED, older style NZ

built caravan 2-4 berth. In

tidy condition. Ph 03 308

9406

GARAGE SALES

MELCOMBE Street, Tinwald,

Ashburton. Saturday

15 August, 9am-12pm.

Signs out. Something for

everyone. Everything must

go.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

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

Elizabeth Street.

TRADE &SERVICES

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHIMNEY Sweep. It’s time to

start thinking about it.

Camera inspection carried

out and full inspection

checklist is left for you. Call

Allan 027 209 5026

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, set up -wireless -

networks, spyware clean

up. On-site day or evening.

Low fees. Call Robin Johnstone,

Networks Firewalls

& PC’s Ltd, 308 1440 or

027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

concrete specialist, 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966

DEMOLITION/

Deconstruction. Commercial,

Industrial, Residential.

Also country wide. 30yrs

exp. Ph 0274 052 391

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

and industrial pest control

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 8147 or 027 432

5447.

LAWN Mowing. No job too

small. Call Les Smith, From

The Ground Up, for a

competitve quote. Ph 027

840 0201 or 03 308 1500

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307 1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

LEGAL work -Phone Peter

Ragg (Ashburton Law) for

house sales, purchases

and refinances. Will call at

home evenings for wills,

enduring powers of

attorney. Phone 308 0327.

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Doors

and More. Ph 027 516 7104

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PAINTING wallpapering,

plastering - No job too

small. Interior, exterior.

Professional, prompt, competitive

service. Phone

Tony Sivier at Paint It Ashburton

on 021 878 794 or

307 7289.

ALTERATIONS. Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

BUILDER - specialising in

home renovations and

repair work. We also do

decks, fences and retaining,

plastering and painting,

gardening, landscaping

and tree removal. Call

Gavin 021 267 1979

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Ph Cawte

027 418 7955 or Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478.

CARPET 2You -For all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill 0274 914 210

TRADE &SERVICES

CARPET cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

CONSISTENT,RELIABLE

COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC

WINDOW &CARPET CLEANING

Competitivepricing

PensionerRates available

Professional, friendly service,

happycustomers

We coverTimaru, Oamaru,

Ashburton, Geraldine &Temuka

“Efficient,reliable &professional”

Ronald vanKoot 022 318 6936

www.timarucleaners.co.nz

PLASTERING

&COATINGS

2298473

Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.

24/7 mobile service for

all your carpetcleaning,

upholstery cleaningand

flood restoraon needs.

2288454

Timaru 03 684 6102

Ashburton 03 308 8932

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

Rockcote. Waterproofing.

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Texture/Specialist

Master Tinters NZ. www.

Coatings.

windowtinter.co.nz

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2291355

PLUMBER. Repair or

replace; taps, shower

mixers, hot water cylinders,

basins, tubs, toilets, vanity

units, leaking pipes. Call

Pete Young, experienced

plumber 027 280 0889/307

7582

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

2301183


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CROSSWORD

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8579

ACROSS

6. Consequence (10)

8. Alter (4)

9. Just (4)

10. First (5)

11. Light (4)

12. Military rank (9)

16. Haunts (9)

20. Ale(4)

22. Greek letter (5)

23. Discover (4)

24. Clasp (4)

25. Teacher (10)

DOWN

1. Damage (6)

2. Pluck(7)

3. Silly(6)

4. Whole (6)

5. Raze(5)

7. Dirt (5)

13. Anger (3)

14. Ideal (7)

15. Tired (5)

17. Rest (6)

18. Prey (6)

19. Sinew (6)

21. Quick (5)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8579

ACROSS

6. It is not,mysweet, the sea route (4,6). 8. Sees the point

an gives one’s consent toit (4). 9. Some don’t stay together

(4). 10. Free again, back he goes on the horse (5).

11. Don’t lay ahand on -just the opposite (4). 12.Decorated

before beingput away (9). 16. Carry out and get rid

of (9). 20. Not altogether clear about him (4). 22. Nothing

turned up in the plant (5). 23. Photographed as required

(4). 24. Shewas lastseen drunk in Barcelona (4).

25. Young man, lookout! He’sagenius! (6-4).

DOWN

1. For the gala, am travelling from spain (6). 2. The second

of this month (7). 3. Invites and tries to get off with

(6). 4. Show anger, with restraint (6). 5. Tries to see the

members of the nobility (5). 7. Pretty girl who accompanied

Melba? (5). 13. Owns one is obliged to (3). 14. In

music,anamethat’sinfashion (7).15. Combines resources

to get back the boat (5). 17. Lay it on with “I translate

poems”(6). 18. Finds it impossible to stand again and run

(6). 19. Don’tallow to fly from the base (6). 21. Hold the

note to the light(5).

SUDOKU

MEDIUM No. 5230

2 9 4

9 2

7 8 4 2

6 2 7

4 5 2 6

3 6 1

5 7 8 9

1 6

8 6 5

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

4 5 1 9 2 6 3 8 7

8 9 7 4 5 3 1 6 2

6 2 3 1 7 8 5 4 9

1 4 9 6 3 7 2 5 8

7 8 2 5 4 1 9 3 6

3 6 5 2 8 9 4 7 1

2 1 4 8 6 5 7 9 3

5 3 6 7 9 2 8 1 4

9 7 8 3 1 4 6 2 5

Solution to previous crossword

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8578 -SOLUTIONS

Across -1,Good afternoon. 8, Right. 9,Convict. 10,

Singer. 11, Reside. 12, Smash. 14, Stone. 18, Resist. 20,

Bitter.23, Noisome. 24, Meant. 25, Eighteen holes.

Down -1,Garish. 2, Organ. 3, Artless. 4, Tack. 5, Range.

6, Opinion. 7,Nutmeg. 13, Missing. 15, Triumph. 16,

France. 17, Grates. 19, Short. 21, Trail. 22, Cede.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8578 -SOLUTIONS

Across -1,Cutting remark. 8, Treat. 9, Fi-G-men-t. 10,

Hiding. 11, St-rove. 12, O-the-r. 14, Screw(-driver). 18,

Pu-mice. 20, Pre-s-to. 23, C-lose-up. 24, Minor. 25, Diamond

clasps.

Down -1,Catchy.2,Tr-end. 3, In-tense. 4, G-ift. 5, E-IGht

(rev.). 6, Ace-tone. 7, K-it-t-en. 13, Tombola (anag.).

15, Car-am-el .16, Spa-ceD. 17, Hoards (anag.). 19, C-

red-o. 21, Sinks. 22, Sp(ac)ed.

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

Friends! TheMusical Parody

Friday 11th September 7:30pm

The fun begins at the corner coffee shop when

arunaway bride with asignature hairstyle

stumbles into the lives of five other friends

and kicks the gang out of second gear. The

Musical Parody is ahilarious good hearted

romp that is uncensored, hilarious, fast paced

and is sure to make you laugh.

Tickets from $69.90 (fees apply)

From Scratch

Sunday 20th September 2pm

With their DIY invented instruments including

PVC slaptubes, From Scratch guide their

audience through amagical journey. Their

performances have been described “as among

the greatest in any art form to come out of

this country”. ANew Zealand group not to be

missed.

Open Hat

BOOK

NOW

TheShow’sMust Go On

Tuesday 29th September 7:30pm

For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

This is an amazing story of Kiwi artists coming

together to create anight of magic. With astella NZ

cast and song’s from the greatest musicals including

Dream Girls, Les Miserables, The Greatest Showman

plus many more, come and support the New Zealand

entertainment industry and witness the majestic vibe.

Adults $89.90

Seniors or groups of8+$79.90 (fees apply)

Rock nPop 2020 –Solid Gold

Friday 9th +Saturday 10th October 7:30pm

With acast of over 70 local artists, songs from

the 60s to the 90’s, Jo Castelow as Musical

Director, Jessie Thomson as Choreographer

and our very own Roger Farr Directing the

team this will be an outstanding show. Funds

raised will go towards an upgrade of the

technical infrastructure, which will benefit the

community in the future.

Tickets from $27.00 (fees apply)

ENTERTAINMENT

03 307 2010 211A Wills Street, Ashburton 7700 admin@ateventcentre.co.nz *Service fees apply

2292867

Marion’s

Outlaws

Saturday15thAugust,8pm

THE JACKSON’SBISTROOPEN THUR &SAT EVENINGS

Courtesy van

runs every

Thursday, Friday

and Saturday

from 4pm

Join the RSA (the friendly club)

12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 7175

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome

FIREWOOD

SCREENED SLAB

FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

1cordscreened

$140 cord

OFFCUTS

$140 cord

C.O.D.intown

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

DRYPINE

FOR SALE

$300per cord

delivered

within the town

boundaryand

Mayfield/Mt Somers

Phone Sue

021 162 4102

2302580

2297803

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

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PERSONAL

INDONESIAN lady, genuine

and lovely nature, seeking

a nice, kind Canterbury

man, aged between 50-60

years for friendship/

relationship. Contact

fastloek19@gmail.com

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

WANTED TO RENT

HOUSE to Rent in country,

for two professional people.

Within 20kms of town.

Everything considered.

Phone Gary on 027 224

4902

GRAZING

GRAZING wanted for small

mob of sheep. Long or

short term okay. Ph Bess

027 342 8412

Tell everyone about

your new

arrival on our

OH BABY!

Simply post or email a photo of the new arrival

along with the birth details to:

DRY old man pine. 6 m 3

$575. Delivered to most of

Mid Canterbury. WINZ

accredited. Phone Rob 027

297 7563

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz.

SITUATIONS VACANT

CASUAL STORE PERSON

Ashburton

page

Luisetti Seeds is asignificant provider of grain and

seedboth nationallyand internationally.

Opportunityhas arisenforaCasualStore Personat

our Ashburton site.

Keyresponsibilitieswill include:

• Assistingwith theintake anddispatchfunctions

includinggeneralyardduties

• Operating modern seed cleaning, treating and

mixing plants

• Opportunity to progress into a peramanent

positionfor the rightapplicant

You will have aproven history of: reliability and

punctuality, efficient time management skills,

working solo and inateam environment, being a

self-starter, able towork toadeadline, attention

to detail, working well under pressure and an

enthusiastic manner.

A willingness to work extended hours when

required and a friendly customer focused

personality would be desirable. Seed cleaning

experience, knowledge of agriculture and forklift

licencewould be an advantage butisnot essential.

On sitetrainingwill be provided.

Remuneration to reflect the applicants experience

and ability.

Applications should detail recent relevant

experience, qualifications and references.

Applications will be treated and viewed in

confidence. Please apply to:

Luisetti Seeds Ltd

PO Box77

Rangiora7440

Attention: KarenVan Staden

or admin@luisettiseeds.co.nz

2279685

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Neighbourhood SupportCoordinator

Neighbourhood Support is acommunity initiative

working to:

•Createsafer more caring communities

•Reduce the incidences and effects of criminal

offending

•Strengtheningcommunities’networks

•Improvequalityoflife

Duetoour current coordinatorretiring Ashburton

District Neighbourhood Support islooking for an

individual to continue to grow Neighbourhood

Support across the Ashburton District. Although

we currently have a good base to work from

we are looking to further grow membership of

Neighbourhood Support, particularlyin ruralareas

of our district. Assuch we require someone with

a proven track record in building relationships

withindividuals from awide arrayof backgrounds

and partnerships with various groups. The ideal

candidate will be able to answer yes to the

followingquestions:

Are you passionate about community safety

and wellbeing?

Are you askilled communicator with excellent

relationship management?

Do youhave excellentorganisational andtime

managementskills?

Do you have the ability to work in aflexible

manner?

Your role would be to maintain, grow, promote

and coordinate Neighbourhood Support across

the Ashburton District maintaining existing

partnerships and seeking new opportunities

to support this work. Part ofthe role is to also

maintain our “Gets Ready” database (full training

given).

This position is for22hours perweek.

Foranapplicationpackplease visitthe careers

sectionofour website

www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz

please followall instructions

on theapplication form.

Applications and inquires to

mary@safermidcanterbury.org.nz 308 1395 ext225

Applications close Fridaythe 28th of August

Caretaker

Our wonderful caretaker has decided that itistime

to retireand do other things.

We need a new caretaker who has a range of

building and maintenance skills to join our school

team. The person appointed will also need to be

reliable,friendly,personable and like children!

The position isfor 35 hours per week (Monday to

Friday) and will begin at the end of this term, or

earlier if possible.On-sitetrainingwill be provided.

Please email aletter of application and aCV

(includingthe namesand contactdetails

of three referees)to

BruceTilby principal@allenton.school.nz.

Applications close on

Friday 21stAugust at 3:00pm.

Farm Worker -Part-time

Part-timeworkisavailableonan

irrigatedarablepropertynearMethven.

Must have arableexperience.

Engineering, mechanical skills helpful.

Wouldsuitretired farmer.

Phone0272 302 188 to discuss.

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SITUATIONS VACANT

Chief Financial Officer

Newlands

Aboutthe company:

Newlands areathird-generation familyowned business

that has remained steadfast and respected in

Canterbury since 1933. They specialise in all things

auto electrical and have three service centres

throughout CanterburyinRolleston,Ashburtonand

Timaru.

Aboutthe role:

TheCFO willprovide overall controland takeoverall

responsibilityfor themanagementof, andreporting

on, Newlands’ finances, intellectual property

management, asset management &maintenance

andITSystems maintenanceanddevelopment

This role is unlike others of its type as theCFO needs

to have in-depth ITknowledge and experience as

well.This role is pivotal to ensurewealwaysoperate

in accordance with legal requirements regarding

legislation of their portfolios. We can be flexible

with hoursforthis role andare mostlyinterestedin

findingthe rightperson.

Your responsibilitieswillbe, working closelywith

theCEO andseniormanagementteam,to:

• Provide strategic financial and leadership

direction

• Take responsibilityfor allfinancialreporting

• Oversee IT and IT systems and manage all

Intellectual Property forthe company

• Oversee and manage the administration and

officefunctions;and

• Manage therelationship with key Financeand IT

external parties.

Skillsand experience:

This position will play a key commercial and

influencing role both internally and externally. It

is agiven that you are technically sound with the

relevantqualifications, but amongstotherqualities,

youwill have:

• A Chartered Accountant qualification with

significant experience in commerciallyorientated

finance roles and sound knowledge

of the NZ taxand financial systems

• Proven experiencemanaging IT systemsandIP

• Proven experience presenting and analysing

data in acomplex environment

• Advanced financial forecasting and modelling

capability

• ExperienceinRisk management.

To apply:

If this sounds like youand youare lookingforyour

nextchallenge, please apply by emailing

BeccyWarwick at jobs@essentialhr.co.nz or call

03 6590377 if youhaveany questions.

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MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST

We are lookingfor someone special and suitable

to join our busy team:

This position is for aminimum of 28 hours

per week, you must be flexible with your

hours of work being able to work any

day of the week including an occasional

weekend or evening oncall asrequired

Being afriendly versatile committed team

member who is efficient describes you

Your data entry,numericalskills and spelling

are of a very high standard. Medical

terminology and Medtech knowledge will

be an advantage

Youpay attention to detail, are organised

and learn quickly

Your previous experience andmaturemind

will be an asset tous

We invite suitable applicants who can legally

work in NZ to submit their CV and ahandwritten

covering letter by mail or in person nolater than

4pm on Monday 17 August 2020

The Practice Manager

33 Archibald Street

Tinwald Ashburton

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Property

Maintenance Officer

If youareajack of alltrades…and canmaster morethan one,thisvaried role

youwillsuityou perfectly.

Whether you are performing basic property maintenance duties yourself or

using your knowledge tooversee trades people, it is important that you can

effectivelyand efficiently manageyour day.

It’salsoessentialthatyou areable to work and communicatewitharangeof

peopleasyou willbeperforming ad hoc,afterhoursorscheduled maintenance

work in Council buildings including the Administration Building, Museum,

Library and Elderly PersonsHousing.

Withthe right attitude, basic computer abilities and generalskills in arangeof

trades, this position could be yours.

To find out more about these

vacancies and what the Ashburton

District Council has to offer you-visit

our website.

Applications close Friday, 21 August

2020.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

Casual Staff:

We have anumber ofcasual positions in our further processing

department available for anestimated period of 10 -12 weeks –then onan

as required basis.

The shift for these positions will be starting at 4pm daily Monday through

Friday and finishes at 12.30am daily.

These positions are varied with you needing to be flexible and work within

any area ofFurther Processing:

Key Tasks:

Further Processing Staff Required

• Examining of product requires having agood eye and strong attention

to detail

• Linking Socks for further finishing –similar to overlocking

• Pressing ofsocks –using our steam press

• Pairing and packaging of product after examining

• Assisting the dispatch team with Pick/Pack when required

To be asuccessful applicant in either role you will possess some or all of

the following

• Teamwork attitude

• A quick leaner with great attention to detail

• Any factory work would be considered an advantage however full

training would be provided.

To Apply for this position you must beanNZResident with strong English

Language skills.

Please apply in writing including your CV and 2references and 2referees.

To:Tina Moore. Email: tina@nzsock.co.nz

Applications close Monday 17th August, 2020
















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