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Dairy farmer Chris Ford checks on some month­oldcalves in the calf shed.

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Staying strong for calving

Hundreds of dairy farmersaroundthe

district are putting in somelong,

physically­demanding hours as more than

400 herdskickstart another milking

season by calving.

It’s atraditionally abusy time on dairy

farms and involves alot of farmer

preparation to help ensure asmooth and

stress­free calving season. Dairying is big

business in Mid Canterbury, accounting

for 15 per cent of the district’s GDP and

providing nearly 2000jobs.

The district is home to about 360,000

dairy cows, with the average herdabout

800 cows.

Federated FarmersMid Canterbury

provincial dairy chair Chris Ford is

among those on calving duty and says mild

weather has been ahelp so far.

Ashburton farmers, who own and

manage some of the most productive

herds in the country, know that calving

brings physical and mental pressure, so

good nutritional food is better than sugary

snacks and energy drinks.

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Michelle and Peter Rumping have spent the past 40­plus years working side by side.

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Retired dentist Peter Rumping met

the love of his life not longafter

graduatingfromdental school.

Itwas the late 1970s and, as

23­year­old,hewas filling asixmonthlocum

positioninGreymouth

when he met dental assistant

Michelle, nee Hodgkinson, then aged

18.

Within ayear theywereengaged

and living in Wellington; he a

practisingdentist and she apractice

dentalassistant. They marriedin

Greymouth in 1981.

The Rumpings’ successfulworking

relationship continued when they

openedtheir own private dental

practice on BurnettStreet, in

Ashburtonmanyyears later.

Along the way Peter and Michelle

alsobecame parents to children;

Claire (now living in Christchurch)

andMichael(amusic teacher at

AshburtonCollege).

By the time Peter sold the business

in 2017, duetohealth issues and

increased insurancecosts, he had

owned it for 34 years.

Notquite readyfor retirement at

the time, he workedpart­time at a

practice in Christchurch before

finally putting down hisdrill and

bowing out of general dentistry

practice.

Now, morethan 42 yearslater,

Peter, 64, and Michelle, 59, are

happily working together withPeter

fulfilling aquiet ambitiontospend a

long semi­retirement making and

repairingdentures.

Thecouple know theindustry,

know their productand work well

together, andinsemi­retirement they

havemore freedom.

They do nothave the financial

burden of running ageneral dentistry

practice, or thepressure of

government regulations. Their work

life is now at agentler pace.

“It’s busy, but good busy,” Michelle

said.

Peter said dental practices faced

big challengesthatshould be helped

by governmentunder their duty of

care. The stateofpeople’steeth

nationwideare not the fault of

dentists, he said.

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Themystery of how a reserved, modest, slightly built farm

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There are highcosts for dental

practices to operate including

providingmedical­gradesterile

environments, with emergency

equipmentsuch as defibrillators on

site and the latest high­end

technology,most of whichwas

imported.

He thought somedentalpractices

nationwidewould find it difficult to

continue,especially underthe added

impactofCovid­19.

Overtimethere had beenmajor

advances in treatmenttechniques.

Aset of denturescan take up to 12

hourswork,including laboratory

time.

The coupleenjoy meeting their

clients and have more timetotalk to

them‘‘without the pressure of

runningapractice’’.

Obviously working and living

together theyspend alot of time

together, buteach has their own

hobbies and interests. Peterbikes

regularly with fellow retired friends

and Michelle walks, does thecryptic

crosswords, cooks and preserves.

Theyare also active within the

Holy Name parish.

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Students snap up tablets

FairtonSchool pupils

wasted no time making

good use of 29 Samsung

tabletsdonatedbyEA

Networks recently.

Thetablets were used

by EA Networksstaff but

became superfluous

after asystemsupgrade.

CEORoger Sutton,who

bikes past theschool in

his lunch break,said it

was great to be able to

findthem agoodhome.

Theelectricity lines

company supplies fibre

to supportinternet

connections to all schools

in the district.

Fairton has 36 pupils

and hadafew tablets

already in usesothe

arrivalof29more was a

huge boost, said

principalMikeHill, who

couldn’t quite believe his

good fortunewhen he

received an email asking

if the school could use

some extra tablets.He

was quicktosay,yes

please.

He hasdownloadeda

user manual but it is

likely hisdigitalsavvy

pupils won’t need it.

He said pupils used

educational apps

installed on the tabletsto

supporttheir learningin

the classroom.

‘‘Weare looking

forwardto playingwith

them.’’

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Ashburton retailers and

business owners are sendinga

delegation to see Ashburton

District councillors over

parking and Christmas

shoppingconcerns.

Agroup met this week to

unite over issues likecommon

shoppinghours and how best to

promote the CBD while it is

transforming.

They are hoping that

contractorsworkingonthe

beautification of the CBD might

be willingtowork more nights

and non­shopping hours,and

on streets with fewer shops, in

the traditionally busy lead­up

to Christmas.

Theysay stopping the work

willonly delay therevamp

project,but they hope council

will be sympathetic to some of

their other requests, like free

parking for customers in some

areas.

The business owners are also

planning a‘‘shop Ashburton’’

marketing campaign.The

campaign willinclude social

media promotions, with the

possibility of giving away CBD

experiences,like coffee or a

meal.Proposed shoppinghours,

with late nights and weekends,

are being circulated for

feedback.

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International

Beer Month

Info centre heads to airport

TheMid CanterburyAero Club has

been given thegreen lighttorelocate

Ashburton’s formerinformation

centretothe airport.

The building on East Street was

hometothe i­SITE, which closedin

2017. Owners, the Ashburton District

Council, put it up for purchase and

removaland the aeroclub learned

this week it was the successful

tenderer.

Council also considered an offer

from Trott’s Community Garden

Charitable Trust.

Aero club presidentIan Begbie

said thepurchaseprice was low,but

thebiggercost would be relocating

and renovatingthe former

informationcentre at its new home.

Council expects the building to be

removedfrom East Street by theend

of December.

Mr Begbie said theremovalwould

be timed to work in with contractors

beautifying the CBD. Atree may also

have to be removed to allowthe

building to be transported away.

The club’s old clubrooms, built in

the1950s, willbedemolished,and the

new building putinits place on anew

foundation.

Mr Begbie said theold clubrooms

hadlots of character,but it was built

of untreated timber and full of borer.

‘‘Ithas served its purpose. We are

pleased to see it replaced.’’

The timing has not been ideal for

theclub financially though. It had

New date for candidates’ night

Ashburton’s meet thecandidates

nighthas been postponed to

September30.

Thenightisbeingorganised by the

Rotary ClubofAshburton and

presidentRodgerLetham said it was

hoped all the candidates standingin

the Rangitataelectorate would be at

the meeting.

It willbeheld in AshburtonTrust

Event Centre and the clubishoping

covid restrictionswill have easedto

Alert Level 1bythen.

Theeightstandingsofar for the

Rangitata seat areLabour’s Jo

Luxton (currentlyaservinglistMP),

National’s MeganHands (who

replacedAndrew Falloon as the

party’s candidate),ACT’s Hamish

Hutton,New Conservatives’ Lachie

Ashton, Green Party’sGerrie

Ligtenberg,SocialCredit’s Brannon

Favel, the Outdoors Party’s Grant

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The old aero club rooms, which will be demolished.

justcompleted anew hangarwhen

the information centre came on the

radar.‘‘The clubrooms wasgoing to

be afew yearsdown the track, but

that has been accelerated.’’

Mr Begbiesaid club members were

working through the financial details

withcouncil. ‘‘Weare working on a

deal withcouncil as funding is short

andhoping to repay themover afew

years.’’

The club has 130 members,

including its new Young Eagles

group.The airfield was apopular

landing stripand on busy days up to

12 planes stopped to fuel up.

Nominationsfor party candidates

close on September 18, so it is

possible therewill be more.

Thecandidates meetingwas to

havebeenonAugust26, butcovid

restrictions at Alert Level 2would

havelimitedaudience numbers.

Auckland hasbeen in AlertLevel 3

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planstoreview the restrictions in the

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Theformat for the candidates night

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haveseven minutesspeaking time,

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questions. Thespeakingorder willbe

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardernhas

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While theclub has plenty of keen

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renovation job will be one for

contractors.The information centre

buildingneeds to be braced for the

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needs to be stripped, regibbed and

decorated.

Council chief executiveHamish

Riach said council was pleasedthe

buildingwouldhavecontinued

community use,and both proposals

had considerable merit.‘‘We're

pleased that rather than beinglost,

the building will have anew life for

our community.’’

campaigning. Gatherings over 100 are

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Mr Letham saidhehad never

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TheElectoralCommission is now

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Neighbourlyspirit’s new path

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Christine Richards may have

taken off her official

Neighbourhood Support coordinator

hat, but she is still

actively involved in her hood.

She volunteers with many

community groups, as an

Ashburton Mackenzie Group

volunteer and board member,

is on the Ashburton White

Ribbon Committee and is the

Neighbourhood Support street

contact on her street ­arole

she will continue.

She retired from the

Neighbourhood Support coordinator

role two weeks ago.

It was aplanned move

initiated by four­month world

holiday with husband, Paul.

The holiday did not happen

(due to Covid­19) but Christine

has taken early retirement

after five and ahalf years in

the role.

She was grateful for the

support shown by people in the

community, and those in other

organisations, who had helped

make her job much easier.

“There are so many great

community­minded people

there are out there. You don’t

really realise how special they

are,” she said.

“Some of them don’t even

know how special they are.

Ashburton is agreat

community, we all pull

together.”

It was especially evident

with the Civil Defence welfare

group which was brought

together to help people in need

Christine Richardsmay have left Neighbourhood Supportbut is

still active in the community.

in the community during the

Covid­19 lockdown, she said.

And at age 63 she will not be

idle for long.

She is already planning to

increase her voluntary roles

next year. One close to her

heart is the school BOOST

literacy programme.

She considers being

involved in the community as a

way of paying it forward.

“It’s my town, Ilove my

town,” she said.

Since retiring Christine has

enjoyed more time walking,

done more baking and is

planning to get back to regular

swimming sessions and to tend

her garden.

She also wants to delve into

the family tree on her father’s

side.

There are also

grandchildren to spoil; three

in Canterbury and six overseas

(Australia and Norway).

The position for

Neighbourhood Support is

currently being advertised –it

closes on August 28 ­and

Christine will return to pass on

her expertise to the successful

applicant.

She said in an ideal world

there would be

Neighbourhood Support on

every street with one person as

astreet contact.

“It’s not ahuge job,” she

said. “It would suit someone

who would like to make their

street community abit safer, a

bit friendlier and watching out

for each other.”

It may mean keeping in

touch with people in person or

by email, phone or text.

The paperwork is all

supplied as well as resources

and stickers, she said.

“Some groups are more

connected than others,” she

said.

They host get­togethers and

are proactive in keeping

people on their streets in

touch with each other.

However, Christine said in

an emergency she would like

to think all neighbours would

still be there for each other, if

needed, regardless if they

were in Neighbourhood

Support or not.

Kari not afan of fluoridated water

He’s been in Methvenfor six

monthsand loves the small

town feel, but Kari Mohoao is

not so keen on the fluoride in

his water.

The former Timaru mayoral

candidate works as an holistic

life coach andpersonal

development coach andisan

anti­fluoride advocate.

‘‘I’m afollower of the

science andfor me the

fluorideargument does not

stack up.’’

Mr Mohoao said he was

disappointed that therewas no

alternative fluoride­free water

optionavailable in Methven.

He said fluoridationwas an

emotional and controversial

issue andhebelievedthe

science had advanced and the

facts were clearer since

Methven voted to retain

fluoride in 2008.

He saidresidents armed

with more scientific

informationtoday might think

twice before voting for it again.

The Methven watersupply

has been fluoridatedfor

around 50 years andinthe

2008 referendum 627 voted for

it and 203 against.

Mr Mohoao said people had

the righttomake up their own

mind andMethven was a

‘‘solid’’ community that could

not be forced to change

quickly.

‘‘Being anewcomer to town I

am keentoencouragepeople

to readmoreabout fluoride

and to look at the studies and

evidence that suggests it can

have negativehealth affects.

‘‘I think when the Ministry of

Health and healthboards don’t

want to discuss asubjectlike

fluoridation, it raises

questions and concerns.’’

Mr Mohoao brings his own

water intoMethven.

Other thanits water,he

describesthe townshipas

‘‘country pure’’ and good place

to live.

Kari Mohoao

IN BRIEF

PO BOXES

NZ Post hasconfirmed its PO box

lobbywill move to Tancred Street

from September 21.

Thecompanysaid at thestartof

the yearthat it waslooking at anew

location duetolease renewals and

that any changeswould be

communicateddirectly to

customers. It said thenitwas

committedtocontinuingtoprovide

postal andPObox servicestothe

community in easy-to-access

locations.

The PO box lobby will move to

125 TancredStreet.

SHOWOFF

The Ashburton Vintage CarClub

has cancelledits daffodilshow and

shineevent this Sunday(August23)

because of covid restrictions.

The event was to have been a

fundraiser for the Ashburton Cancer

Society, withentrantsshowing their

cars at the club’s MaronanRoad

grounds. The show mayrun at a

laterdate.

CHARITY GOLF

The LionsClub of Ashburton is

hoping to haveSir Richard Hadlee

in attendance at its annual golf

tournament on October 8. Save the

dateifyou’re akeen golfer-more

detailswill be released nextmonth.

HUBER DIES

Mt Hutt skifield’s founding father

Willi Huber hasdied.MrHuber, 97,

livedinGeraldine andcametoNew

Zealandinthe 1950s. He wasa

mountain guide and climbedAoraki

Mt Cook manytimes. Forhis work at

Mt Hutt, askifield hotloft was

named afterhim as well as aski run.

BEAUTIFULTOWNS

Cambridge and Hastings are in the

runningfor the title of New

Zealand’s mostbeautiful largetown.

Waiheke Island and Arrowtownare

shortlistedfor the mostbeautiful

small townand Whanganuiand

Hamilton for the most beautifulcity.

Finalists mustdemonstrate

sustainable and environmentallyconsciousbehaviours

in litter

preventionand waste minimisation,

community beautification, recycling

projects and sustainable tourism.

PLANES OFF

Due to Covid-19 Level 2

restrictions,the visitofthe Full

Noise Yak3 Russianfighter and

AvroAnson to Ashburton Airfield

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6 Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

Local covid testing continues

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton’s covid testing

station at Ashburton Hospital

will continuetoopenfor free

testing of peoplewith covid

symptoms.

The drive­in stationtested

atotal of 248 people between

last Thursday and Tuesday,

and will be open today,

Friday and Saturday. From

nextweek awalk­in testing

facility willoperatethree

days aweek.

Around the country,record

numbers of peoplehave been

tested for Covid­19 as health

authorities track and trace

more than 1000 contacts of

positive cases connected to

one Auckland cluster.

AshburtonGPSarah

Clarke said local GPswould

betestingtoo. ‘‘I think New

Zealandwill need to keep up

goodrates of testingand this

episodehasbeenareminder

to us all that if we get

symptoms consistent with

Covid­19, we should get a

test.’’

AucklandisinAlert Level3

while the rest of thecountry

is in AlertLevel 2. People in

Mid Canterbury are being

remindedtopractise social

distancingand good hand

hygiene;gatherings of more

than 100indefined spaces

are banned.

Ashburton’s communitybased

testingstation tested

72 people on Thursday, 78 on

Friday and 39 on Saturday.

On Monday, 42 people were

tested and on Tuesday17

were tested.

While there were delayson

DOCKS areoffering a

varietyoffresh fish

and seafood dishes

Aspecial lunch offer is available to the Gold

Card holders on Fridays,Saturdays and

Sundays 12 pm –2pm.

(Menu depends on fresh daily catch).

Awalk­in testing station will operate next week.

the firstday, with traffic

backedupand 90­minute

waits for some, wait­timeon

Friday was down to aminute

for mostand on Saturday

people were seenassoon as

they arrived.

There wasnosign of the

bad behaviour and verbal

abuse reported at other

testingstations.

Dr Clarke said peoplewere

polite andwanted to do the

right thing by being tested to

ruleout anychancethe virus

had not spread from the

Auckland clusterand was in

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“We are also hoping the

cluster is contained of course

andthe quickest way we can

findthis outistotest lotsof

peoplewith symptoms.”

Symptoms (with or without

fever) include acough, sore

throat, head cold(runny

nose/sneezing), shortness of

breath,loss of smell or taste.

Testing forthe rest of this

week will be from from10am

until 2pmeachday.Access is

fromhospitalgate 4which

can be entered via Elizabeth

Street from Oak Grove end;

peopleshould stay in their

car. the walk­in facility is

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also accessed at gate 4.

Those with symptomsbut

who can’t attend the testing

stationshould call their GP

or Healthlinefor advice.

Health minister Chris

Hipkins has told businesses

to downloadthe QR poster

and Kiwisshoulduse theNZ

covid tracer apptokeep

track of their movements.

About 1.5 million peopleare

already registered users and

posterscans are increasing

daily.

Businesses notdisplaying

QR posters prominently risk

penalty.

Terrace Downs

to be auctioned

Terrace Downs Golf Resort is to be auctioned

following thedeathofits owner in Japan from

Covid­19.

The golfresort, undershadowof the Southern

Alpsonthe banks of the Rakaia River,was bought

by Japaneseinvestor HiroshiHasegawa in 2012

after he wasgiven the go­ahead bythe Overseas

Investment Office.

Hasegawa, who hadturned the resort into a

globally recognised luxurygolf and adventure

destination, died aged 59 in April after becoming

ill with Covid­19. His estate is now selling the

resort.

Tim Rookes, managing directorofCBRE

Christchurch, and WarrenHutt, senior director of

capitalmarkets, CBRE Auckland, aremarketing

the property on behalf ofHasegawa'sestate, with

the auction set to take place on September 17in

Christchurch. In addition to the course, the resort

also features alargeclub house.

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CBD

buildings

in focus

MBIE has cancelled its visittoMid

Canterbury this weektolookat

earthquake prone buildingsin

Ashburton’s CBD.

The Ministry of Business,

Innovation and Employment willnow

link up with Ashburton District

Councilbuildingand planning staff

via Zoom.

MBIE is monitoringcouncil’s

progress on identifyingpotentially

earthquake prone buildings and a

team hadalso planned to takealook

at the CBD to get abetter

understanding of the local

environment.

TheCBD is in astate of makeover.

Councilisnearly half­way through a

two­year beautification project

involving new roads andfootpaths;

someold buildingsare also being

demolished and newones are being

build or under construction.

Twoyears agocouncil had 130

buildingsonits booksthat needed

remedial work to moveoff the

earthquakepronebuildings register.

Placardswere sentfor building

owners to display; those not

displaying the placards face$1000

fines.

Council strategy and compliance

managerJaneDonaldson said most of

the buildingowners had plansand

about 55 buildingswere leftrequiring

strengtheningwork.

An audit earlierthisyear identified

13 buildings with no visibleplacards.

New placardswere sent, followedby

anothersite visit. Five buildingsare

stillnot displaying placards and those

building owners face infringement

notices and fines.

Underearthquakeprone building

rules, building ownershave 25 years

from the day of assessment to

strengthen their buildings.Thosewho

do nothing could end up in court.

The buildingsare not considered

any moredangerous than theywere

before beingidentified, but the

processisabout shoring themuptobe

as safe as possibleduringfuture

earthquakes.

Cr Leen Braamaskedatacouncil

meetingrecently if therewas

anythingcouncil could do to

encouragelandlordsorproperty

ownerstodeal with buildingsthat

needed attention.

Buildingservicesmanager Michael

Wong saidbuildingswith earthquake

prone notices had adeadline and if

ownersdid notmeetthe deadline

council, by law, hadtotakethem to

court to decide what to do, be it

demolition, strengtheningor

boardingthe place over.

He saidhehad questionsfor MBIE,

like what if buildingownershad plans

drawn but could now not get money

from the bank to strengthen the

building.

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Turning the first sod are (from left) church project committee member Judith Crozier, project

manager Hayley Groves, churchproject committeemember Brian Reesby and Mike McHaffie

from McIntosh Builders.

Methodist church handed

over for $3m renovation

The Methodistchurchsite on Baring Square

has beenblessed and the firstsod

symbolically turned ahead of a12­month

renovation and extension projectset to start

soon.

ReverendHeather Kennedytold asmall

gathering on Sunday that the long­awaited

building project would start at the end of the

month.

Once completed, the church would again

be aplace of worship andservices andalso

for the community.

In aceremonial gesture Reverend

Kennedyhanded over the keystothe church

to building projectsite manager Mike

McHaffie fromMcIntosh Builders.

CouncillorRodger Letham, who

represented the Ashburton District Council

at the blessing,said thechurch had afond

placeinhis heart.

He had been marriedinit, his father­inlaw

hadonce been its minister and he had

enjoyed singinginit.

It hadgreatacousticsand oncehad its own

40­member choir,MrLetham said.

The 12­month projectwill see the church

strengthened, repairscarried outon

damaged areas and the additionofanew

extension on the south side.

The project is expected to cost $3 million.

Councilisbuilding its$51.6m newcivicand

librarybuilding alongside the church.

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Solid waste service

not wanted by all

Rakaia resident Philip Brown is

not in favour of Ashburton

council’s proposal to extendits

solidwasteservice to his property

andothers.

SpeakingatTuesday’s revenue

andfinance policy hearings, Mr

Brown said he simply didn’t want

or needthe service.

He could recycle himself,and

did,and he generatedlittle

rubbish.

Residents should be giventhe

option to opt in, or opt out, he said.

He objected to the cost of joining

the service and just didn’t wantit.

Ian and Judith Neumann were

of the sameopinion,whilea

numberofresidents stated they

werealreadyable to recycle at

Longbeach School.

Some10ofthe 30 submitters

stated theywereinfavour of the

service extension.

The proposal will add 162

propertiestothe service fromJuly

2021and will cost an estimated

$230 per household.

House prices down

More homes havebeen sold,but at

lowervalues in Ashburton district

in Julycompared with the

previous month.

Themedian price forhouses

sold in the districtinJulywas

$330,000,compared with $370,000

in Juneand $330,000 in July 2019.

The volumeofhouses sold in

thoserespective periods were 49,

44 and54.

Ashburton District Council staff

notedthe increase in sales

recently,sayingthe numberof

land information memorandums

(LIMs) soughthad beensteadily

increasingmonth by month.

In April there were 14 LIMs

issuedbycouncil,inMaythere

were 51 andinJune 61; inJuly the

figure was in the 80s.

There was evidenceof

properties sittingjustdaysonthe

marketwith multipleoffers being

received.

Timaru’s medianpriceinJuly

was $370,00, down from$387,000

in June.

In Canterbury, the medianprice

increased6.7 percent year­onyearto$476,000.

Thefigures from the Real

Estate Institute of NewZealand

(REINZ) showsCanterbury had its

highestJuly sales count(987)

since 2007.

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Farmers market

set for new season

The AshburtonDistrict Farmers’

Market is aimingtorestart their new

seasonnext month if everything goes

to plan.

The market has operated on the

West Street sitesince 2007 andhas a

licencetooccupy agreement with the

AshburtonDistrict Council.

Sellers at themarket are required to

register their operation with council

and the accompanyingfeesare

reflective of food­related risk.

Council group managerstrategyand

compliance JaneDonaldson said the

licencetooccupy was not ablanket

registration fortraders.

There has been some confusionover

its conditions and councilhad decided

to relax additionalregistration for this

year.

Traders needed to ensurethey were

correctly registered for 2021/22

onwards, Ms Donaldsonsaid.

Council staff recently attended a

farmers’ market meetingtoexplain

the requirements.

AshburtonDistrict Farmers’Market

secretary Judith Crozier said council

had beenvery supportive of the

marketsince its inception.

It was located on agreat, high profile

site and stallholders werelooking

forward to the new season start on

September 26.Among the stallholders

was anew succulentseller.

Mrs Croziersaid organisers were

keen to promoteashared community

stall at the Saturday morning market.

Anyone keen to find out more about

becoming astallholder can contact

Mrs Crozier for moredetails on 308

5678.

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton District Farmers’ Market president and potato seller Andrew Brown on a

market day last year.

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Ashburton Hospital

maternity unit manager Julie

Dockrill has set up the

framework that has helped

reducemorbidity and

mortality rates in Mongolian

women and children.

Amidwifefor over 20 years

and involved in healthcare

for over 30 years, she has

travelled to the remote

country three times since

2013 to setupa

comprehensive childbirth

education programme.

Maternal deaths during

childbirthinthe country are

now down 50­55per cent and

neo natal deaths down60per

cent.

MrsDockrill was the guest

speakeratthe recent Mid

Canterbury Provincial Rural

Women annual meeting and

sharedher journey with

delegates.

She told the gathering that

there had been ‘‘humps and

bumpsand laughs and tears’’

along the way.

Her last trip to Mongolia

had beenin2018 and now the

focus hadshiftedto Nepal,

anothercountry that was

well behindwhen it came to

childbirtheducation.

Ascoping triptoNepal in

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childbirth education.

It used atrainthe trainer

approach and bestpractice.

‘‘The aim of theproject is

to savelives, savemoney and

making women, children and

families stronger.’’

Mrs Dockrill said

education was apowerful

tool, but you neededto

engage both those at the top

and those at the bottom to get

results.

Alettertothe Mongolian

presidentexplainingthe

project in its early phase had

received apositive reply and

later newpregnancy benefit

legislation had been passed

that now encouraged

childbirth education.

The childbirth manual

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Mongolia.

Mrs Dockrillhas been part

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professionals travellingto

Mongolia through the

Maternal Child Health

Project, which has received

support from Rotary.

Some15resource

education packs, each

costing $2500, andcontaining

resources used to help

deliverchildbirth education,

have been distributed.

Mrs Dockrillhas arural

background and has worked

in thematernity unit at

AshburtonHospitalfor the

last three years.

Burn-off plans

High­country

farmersare being

asked to talkwith

Fireand Emergency

New Zealand as they

start making burnoff

plans.

Principal rural

fireofficer Bruce

Janes said FENZ

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andexperience to

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Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

Council signs

electric vehicle

site easements

Ashburton District Council has

formalised its arrangementwith

EA Networks withregard to

electric vehicle(EV) stations on

council land.

Right to conveyelectricity

easementshave beengrantedfor

EV sites at Ashburtonand

Methven, while alicence to

occupy agreementhas been

agreed for Rakaia because of the

location of the chargingstation’s

infrastructure.

There has previously been no

legaldocumentation in place for

EA Networks to occupy the sites,

the first of which was set up near

SalmonTalesinRakaia in 2017.

TheMethvensite is located on

the grounds of Mt Hutt Memorial

Hall, while the Ashburtonsite is

at thesouthern end ofthe West

Street carpark.

Thenew agreementsinclude

an annualfee of $150 plusgst at

eachsite,afee thatisrenewable

every 10 years.

EA Networks has obtaineda

legalsurvey of theproposed

easement in Methven and is

working on agetting another for

the Ashburtonsite.

Speaking at last week’s

council meeting,CrJohn

Falloon said he believed

charging $150ayear touse

9

Rakaia township’s electric car

rapid charging station was the

first in the district to be put in by

EA Networks.

councillandwas ‘‘toolittle’’.

Cr Carolyn Cameronsaid the

easements wouldmeanthe loss

of flexibility over the areas.

Council’s commercial

manager Colin Windelbornsaid

to datecouncil had supported

the developmentand at the

moment they werenot moneymaking

forEANetworks.

Council staffwill speak to EA

Networksabout thecommercial

nature of its EV stations andalso

of its intentions for the future.

Areport will be presented to

thecouncil.

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lines and the ute on the

diagonal yellow lines.

My mouth fell open, as it

would, then Igrabbed my phone

out of my fluro bike jacket and

snapped the pic from right

behind the trailer.

Ialso have to say, but have no

photo yet to back up the

statement, that there are a

number of tradespeople who

from time­to­time tow trailers

with longish loads overhanging

out the back and sometimes no

appropriate flag.

Someone not paying attention

on abike, motorbike or even a

car, required to stop sharply,

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Family Notices

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10 Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

BURGESS,Mary, 23 August

1933 – 14 August 2020:

Died peacefully at home,

surrounded by family, in

Rothes,Scotland.

Beloved Mam and motherin-law

of Lanie and John

Tull.

Adored Granny Bob of Kylie

and Shaun Fitzgerald, Jake,

Justine and Dan.

Extra special great-Granny

BobofRiley and Eloise.

Rest your een mam, you’ve

earned your rest X

de JONG, Marijnus Pieter

Adrianus (Martin): On

August 16, 2020, suddenly

at home Ashburton, aged

88 years. Loved husband

and best friend of Jan

and the late Netty. Much

loved father and fatherin-law

ofPat and the late

Elly Baker, Sue and the late

Johann de Jong, Annette,

Martin and Jill. Loved

Opa of Jonathan, Carolyn

and Stephanie; David and

Martin; Craig and Pamela;

and Jamie. Loved great

Opa of Daniel, Makayla,

Samuel, Harrison, Bella and

Jesse; Chad and Mitchell;

and Cameron.

Messages

to the deJong family, c/-

PO Box 472, Ashburton

7740. In Lieu of flowers

donations to St John would

be appreciated and may be

leftatthe service. Aservice

to celebrate Martin’s life

will be held at the Church

of the Holy Name, Sealy

Street, Ashburton on Friday

August 21, commencing at

1.30pm followed byprivate

cremation at the Ashburton

Crematorium.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

Family

Notices

Enquiries phone

Mary or Karen

on 308 7664

or call into

199 Burnett Street.

HATHAWAY, Graeme David:

On August 16, 2020, at his

home following a short

illness, aged 73 years.

Dearly loved husband of

Maureen. Loved dad of

Shilo and Steve, and Jo.

Adored Poppie of Paris,

Maddi and BJ, Piper; and

Ardan, and great Poppie of

Te Mananui. Loved brother

and brother-in-lawofRayna

and David,Wendy and Keith.

In lieu of flowers donations

to St John, Ashburtonwould

be gratefully received and

may beleft atthe service.

Messages to the Hathaway

Family, c/- PO Box 472,

Ashburton 7740. Aservice

to celebrate Graeme’s life

will be held at our chapel,

cnr East and Cox Street,

Ashburton on Friday 21

August, commencing at

10.30am.

Foranyone wishing to watch

the livestream of the service,

please go to our website

www.patersonsfunerals.

co.nz, go to funeral notices,

click on Graeme Hathaway’s

noticefor the link.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

HOLLEY, Kenneth George

(Ken): On Sunday 16

August 2020 at Ashburton

Hospital, aged 79 years.

Dearly loved husband of

the late Kath.

Loved father and father in

lawofCraig (Rotorua), Brent

and Grace (Rarotonga),

Caroland BrentMcDowell.

Loved grandad of Kiana,

Marshall, Emray, Kowen,

Mason, and Aiden.

Stepfather of Maria Crone,

Joe, Tim, Sean, Lisa, Maria,

Paul,Anthony, and Eugene.

Step grandfather of Jessica,

Danielle,Indya, Kane,Bailey,

George Luke, Catlyn, Liam,

Monique,Anthony, and Joe.

The family would like to

give abig thank you to all

the staff in Ward 1atthe

AshburtonHospital fortheir

careofKenneth.

Messages to the Holley

Family,53Johnstone Street,

Ashburton7770

In accordance with

Kenneth’s wishes aprivate

cremation has been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

Supporting the

community

96 Tancred Street,Ashburton.

LREA2008

Phone 307 8317

MCRE

HUNT, David Neil (Honey):

On August 15, 2020 at

Ashburton Hospital after

a short illness, aged 63

years. Dearly loved son of

the late Henry and Ngaire.

Cherished brother and

brother-in-law of Robin

and Iain Tuanui, Gavin and

Annette, Julie MacKenzie

and John Roseveor, Lynda

and Simon Hadfield, Colin

and Chiyo, and Peter.

Loved and respected byall

his nieces and nephews.

Many thanks to Dr Penny

Holdaway, Cancer Society,

staff at Ward 1 Ashburton

Hospital and his Hakatere

family. Messages to the

HuntFamily,C/- PO Box472,

Ashburton 7740. Aservice

to celebrate Dave’s life

will be held in Our Chapel,

cnr East and Cox Street,

Ashburton, on Thursday

August 20 commencing at

2pm, followed byinterment

at theAshburton New Lawn

Cemetery.

Due toLevel 2restrictions,

attendance at the service

is limited to 100 people,

please keep this in mind if

youwish to attend.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

MERRIN, Bruce: Ken, Lee,

Jill and families would like

to sincerely thank the many

expressions of sympathy

and support shown after

thepassing of Bruce.

The kindness shown with

phone calls, cards, flowers

and food were so much

appreciated.

Thank you once again to

all the staff at Rosebank for

showing such kindness and

support toBruce while he

wasinyour care.

Thank youalsotoPaterson’s

for their sympathetic and

professional guidance

during this sad time.

Please accept this as a

personal acknowledgement

as some addresses are

unknown.

IN MEMORIAM

DOODY, Michael: A year

has slipped away since we

had to say goodbye. Our

lives have not been the

same without you init, we

treasure the wonderful

memories we were lucky

enough to have with you.

You are thought of and

missedsomuch each day.

~Love Bonnie, Bub and

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Musterersclashpostponed

The Rakaia Gorge Musterers vs

Methven Bcharity rugbymatch

thisweekend in Methven, has

been postponed due to Covid­

19.

The annual event which has

been runfor the past 63 years,

althoughnot consecutively,

has traditionally been played

at the end of the autumn

muster there whenwere heaps

of musterers still floating

around.

It is the longest­running

charity matchinthe southern

hemisphere.

Musterers team manager

PaulEnsor, of DoubleHill Run

Road, said the game, initially

scheduled for this Saturday

and organised to raise money

for St John ambulance,needed

asupportivecrowd to raise as

much money as possible.

As wellasacollection bucket

being passed around, there

will also acharity auction

offering acoupleofBand B

accommodation packages and

farm supplies.

Mr Ensor saidorganisers

would waitfor AlertLevel 1to

make it worthwhile, but it

would havetobeplayed within

the next month, or it was likely

to be cancelled.

Army band coming here

The popular and entertaining New Zealand Army Band will

perform in Ashburton next month.

The New Zealand ArmyBand

is touring and will play a

concert at the Ashburton

Trust EventCentre on

September 18.

The liveshows follow a

recent sold­out concert in the

ChristchurchTown Hall.

During the lockdown, the

ArmyBand kept busy by

producing many online

“bubbleband” recordings,

includinganhourlong Anzac

Day concert. Theweekly

recordings werewatched by

more than twomillionviewers

from all aroundthe world.

The NewZealand Army

Band Live tour will be feature

big band,classicaland brass

band music andsome worldclass

vocal and instrumental

soloists.

The concerts arefamilyfriendly.

Half of the profits from the

7.30pm Ashburtonconcert

willbe donated to Ashburton

Silver Band.

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announce it hasput

its forumsonhold

becauseofthe current

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restrictions.

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11

New life for Greenstreet site

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Aplannedvintagemachinery

museum on the groundsofthe

Greenstreet community hall

has already been offered its

first piece, avintage swamp

plough.

It’s the first of many historic

items, mostlyfrom thearea,

expected to grace thetwo

tennis courts next to the

popularhallonAshburton

Staveley Road.

Thedeteriorated, and

unused, tennis courtswill be

spruceduptohouse an open

machinerymuseum.

Greenstreet/Ashburton

Forks ReserveBoard chair Ian

Hodge said board members

had considered many options

for the site, including

resurfacing and laying grass

but the cost andongoing

maintenance would prove too

much.

After much discussion

Greenstreet resident and

fellow board member Rob

Marriott came up with the idea

of avintage machinery

museum,hesaid.

It wasunanimouslyagreed

by theothermembers of the

board: Peter Elder, SueScott,

Alison Aschen, Bubbles Hastie

and Jonathan Ward.

‘‘Wethink there will be lot of

vintagemachinery sitting in

people’s sheds they maywant

to donate,’’ Mr Hodge said.

Thesite hadalready been

assessedbyGreg Donaldson

Contractors and some funding

secured through the

Ashburton District Council.

Plansincluded covering the

site with weed­matting, then

white pebbles or stone and

walkwaysbeing linedwith

wooden borders.

Greenstreet/Ashburton Forks Reserve Board chair Ian Hodge on the grounds of the popular

Greenstreet hall.

Mr Hodge said there had

beenalot of support from

members of thecommunity.It

was expectedthe work would

be done within ayear as one of

the conditionsofcouncil

funding.

The community was amazing

and is oftenquick to offer help

or services thathelp reduce

the costtothe committee, Mr

Hodge said.

But therewas some

additional funding available if

it wasneeded, raised through

hall hireand regular

Greenstreet community

events.

Themostrecent was the

annual Greenstreet/Ashburton

Forks quiz nightheld last

month.

Thesocial event drew alarge

crowd with some great prizes

up for grabs, Mr Hodge said.

Theboard also hosts an

annual Guy Fawkes event and

atraditionalKiwi Christmas

barbecue complete with sack

races andavisit byFather

Christmas whoarrivesby

motorcycle with giftsfor the

children.

Thehall and playground

area on the site have seen

many improvements in recent

years including painting as

well as roof/flooring repairs

and upgrades.

There arealso plansto

update thehall’s kitchen

facilities.

“It’s in agoodstate of

repair,” Mr Hodge said, ofthe

hall.

He said in the coming weeks

the board wouldbecallingfor

vintage machinery pieces but

anyone with items for

consideration could contact

board members.

Wellbeing group to apply for charitable status

Wellbeing Opuke is working on

astrategic plan and will apply

for charitabletrust statusas it

moves forward with its support

of community safety and

wellbeing.

The volunteer groupcovers

the rural area fromDorie to

Methvenand thefoothills to Mt

Somersand wasstarted by a

group of individualswith

connectionsto different

organisations,schools,

medicalpractices and

agencies in thearea.

Group co­ordinator Jess

Wilson said 57 people and 11

facilitators had attended a

recent strategy workshop.

Feedback had beengreat

and anumberofwellbeing

themeshad emerged.

She said concernshad been

raised aboutthe lackofa

central information hub and

list of services, andalso alack

of support fornewcomers.

Othershad voiced concerns

about theelderly, youth, and

the general anxiety currently

in the community.

Ms Wilson said Wellbeing

Opuke would now move

forward with developing a

strategic plan that addressed

those concerns and issues and

the community would once

again be askedfor its input.

Becomingacharitabletrust

was also agoal in the near

future and wouldallow more

options for the group.

Ms Wilson said her role was

that of aconnector and she

worked with organisations and

other groups to see what they

needed and directed them to

training or upskilling.

METHVEN BRIEFS

TOILET DELAY

The Methvenpublic toiletupgrade

project is aroundamonth behind

schedule.Plannedtobecompleted

this month, the upgrade has been

put backbecause of adelay witha

waterproofing productcoming from

Australia.The $76,000toilet

refurbishment projectalsoincludes

an upgrade of the nearby water

drinking fountain.

TREES PLANTED

Extra treeshavebeenplantedfor

screeningatthe CamroseEstate

playground. Lightingbollardsand

seating has been ordered andwill

be installed oncethe electrical

supply is installed.

OLD SKATE RAMP

With Methven’s newskatepark on

the corner of Bankand McMillan

streets now officially open, the old

skaterampatChalmersPark has

becomesurplus to requirements. It

willbedismantledand takenaway

in the coming weeks. Thepurposebuilt

new skatepark is proving

popularwith localsand opened on

July 11. It featuresride walls,skate

bowls and otherchallenges and has

been aprojectdriven by Kidz

Methvenand 13 years in the

making.

YOUNG DRIVERS

Adistrict drivingsupport initiative is

aiming to get amobile AA unit to

Methven to supportstudent drivers.

The unit wouldmake it easier for

students to completepaperwork

and to progress withtheir learner’s

licences.Ashburtoncouncil has

employedayouth driver licence coordinator

on afixed term contract to

support young people locally.

CONSENTSGRANTED

Some14consentshave been

issued for Methven in the the first six

months of this year. Theyhave a

totalvalue of $1,497,800, down

almost$400,000 on the same

period last year. Theconsents do

not include the OpukeHot Pools

($6,500,000) or Thyme Stream

subdivision ($1,264,000), which are

both located outside of the Methven

townshipboundary.

FUNDINGRECEIVED

Mt Hutt MemorialHallhas received

$8205 from Ashburtoncouncil for

new chairs andcarpet. Methven

Reserve Board received $8000 for a

new lawnmower and landscaping

workfor playground edging.

What would the

criteria be for

assisted dying?

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Issue 22

20 August 2020

DeputyPrincipal Message

Uncertainty

What adifference aweek makes. On11August,

New Zealand had been free of COVID-19 for

over 100 days. On 12 August, community

transmission had been announced, Auckland

had movedtoAlertLevel 3and the remainderof

the countrytoAlertLevel 2.

Uncertainty is part ofthe world that welive in.

While it can be unsettling,itisimportant thatwe

focus on whatwecan controland do our partto

help the team of fivemillion.

Above all, bekind and look after the well-being of yourself and those

close to you.

Course Selection

Term 3iswell and truly underway. It is always aninteresting term, as

students and staff are focused on the current task of learning and

achievementwhile also having one eyeon2021.

It is at this time that students make their course choices for the year

ahead.When considering whatsubjects to study in 2021, it is important

thatstudents consider whatthey areinterested in, whatthey enjoy, and

the pathwaythey hope to followwhen they leave school.

Wherestudents areunsurewhatsubjects aregoing to be rightfor them,

thereishelp and supportavailable through Akoteachers, Deans,Heads

of School, our Careers Co-ordinator and, ofcourse, discussion with

parents and caregivers.

For senior students, there are also opportunities to visit tertiary

institutionssuch as Universities and Polytechnics and get an insightinto

whatthey have on offer.

College Exams

School exams are fast approaching, inWeek 7ofthis term (starting

31 August), and internal assessments are ongoing. Inthe midst of the

busy day-to-day happenings,itisanimportant time forsenior students

to have aclear focus on their goals for 2020 and keeping track of their

progress towardsthem. Writing down goals is an importantpartofthis

process as it helps us remember and remind us what weare trying to

achieve.

To track progress,log in to the KAMARportal to monitor credits achieved.

AshColl Way

TheCollege has three Values thatguide the waywedothings.These are

knownasthe AshColl Way:

Te atapai –Quality; Manawa whakahīhī –Pride; and Whakaute–Respect.

These Values underpin the way that weencourage all members of our

school communitytogoabout their time at College.Iencourage youto

take amomenttoreflectonwhatthese Values mean to you.

Whāiaekoe te iti kahurangikitetūohu koe,mehemaungateitei

This whakataukichallenges us to pursue our dreams/our goals.

It asks us to perseverethroughadversityand only bowour heads

if the obstacle is truly great.

Information

Jono Hay

DeputyPrincipal •TumuakiTuarua

Transition Department–EventsUpdate

TertiaryStudy Information

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

are gathering information, making decisions, and beginning application

processes,asfollows:

Universityand PolytechHalls of ResidenceApplications

HallsofResidenceapplications arenow open online.

Course Planning for 2021

Universityliaison staff areinthe process of booking to visit AshColl this term

to help students plan their course of study for2021.

Datesknown so farare:

UniversityofCanterbury – 12 August

Victoria UniversityofWellington – 09 September

Auckland University – 09 September

LincolnUniversity – 09September

Otago University – 16September

2020 UniversityOpenDays–

Further Information is Available on their Websites

•VictoriaUniversity

–On-campus: tomorrow,

Friday21August

•CanterburyUniversity

–On-campus: Thursday 27 August

•Auckland University

–On-campus: Saturday29August

•Massey University

–Virtual (online) Open Days

04 and 05 September

Andalso:

WellingtonCampus

–TasterDay:tomorrow,21August

ManawatuCampus

–TasterDay:11September

Auckland Campus

– Taster Day: 12 September

•Waikato University

–Virtual (online) Open Days:

13 and 14 August

•AUT University

– On-campus: Saturday29August

BoardofTrustees News ...

College PropertyUpgrade

Work on the Master Plan and layout of our

College campus upgrade continues with good

momentum.

We have viewed the first draft and worked

with the Project Team to make the most

of our natural assets, trees, grounds and

the community park; while ensuring the

pedestrian, traffic entrances and bus

movements aresafefor our studentsand staff.

In-College staff through Faculties, Departments and various additional

groups will be engaged and consulted with over the next twomonths to

ensurethatthe teaching spaces and layout will meet their needs.

We are tracking towards afinal plan for approval mid-2021, to start the

quoting and pricing process.

The question has been asked as to whether wecan accelerate the build

as a‘shovel-ready’ project within the COVID-19 recovery. Both the

Ministry ofEducation and our College Management Team have insisted

that wekeep to the timeframes and planned process, and not rush the

project. The over-riding priority is to make sure wehave ahigh quality,

future-proofed school thatmeets our needs forthe long-term.

The new build aspects will be undertaken in three-four phases, onthe

current footprintofthe school. Withsome clarityinthe lifeexpectancyof

parts of our school, we have been able to access money from the Ministry

of Education to maintain and re-carpet anumber of classrooms. This has

been well-received by staff and students. Some parts of the College

will be remaining for the medium term, which will have infrastructure

upgraded to meet our health and safetyexpectations.

AshColl Values

We do need to take pride and respect inour school, and ensure we

are meeting our AshColl Values. This is acombined effort from our

maintenance, teaching and support staff and, most importantly, our

students. A tidy, rubbish-free, graffiti-free school isapleasure for all to

learnin, and forour communitytovisit and take pride in.

JeremySavage

Chairperson

Information

StudentPre-Exam Study Nights DuetoStart

These eveningshavebeen runsuccessfully foranumberofyears,where

rostered teaching staffare in theCollege Librarytoassist students with

studyand to answer anyquestions theymay have.

Study Nights will takeplaceinthe College Library,

between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on –

Monday24August Tuesday25August Wednesday26August

Thursday 27 August Monday31August Tuesday01September

Wednesday02September

Students can check, inthe Library, the list of staff and subjects for each

night.

We thankstaff fortheir time given. Traditionally many students take up this

additional support.

Events

Students SupportAnnual Ashburton

Blood Drive

Information provided by Seluvaia Ratoul

(Head of CommunityServices Student Committee)

The Ashburton College Student Executive Community Services

Committee organised for twenty Ashburton College students to take

partinthe annual AshburtonBlood Drive, on Wednesday12August.

This wasaverysuccessful daywith manystudents participating,maxing out

all the slots that were available tous. We are very proud of all the senior

students who took part, coming face-to-facewith their fear of needles!

Under the nation's trying circumstances it was amazing tosee AshColl

students donating morethan ever to those who need blood.

A big thank you to Atawhai TeHau, the New Zealand Blood Service

Co-ordinator who helped make this event possible. Asacommittee, we

hope this becomes an annual eventwhich AshburtonCollege continues to

be apartof.

(Pictured right): Joseph Collins,Red

House Captain, donating blood.

(Pictured above,lefttoright):

Brendan Fleming,WillowDiedricks

(BoardofTrustees Student

Representative) and

SapphireKururangi

(Green House Co-Captain).

Events

‘Fabulous Las VegasNevada’: College Ball

As outlined in our last newsletter we now include some additional

photos from thisnightwith, again, aspecial thankyou to Helen Shore-

Taylor and the College Student Executive Ball Committee as pictured

below.

(Pictured above, back row, left to right): Helen Shore-Taylor,

Deputy Principal and Ball Committee oversight; Emily Wilson,

Victoria Binnie,Annabel Dolan, Megan Harrison, Lucy Moore(Co-LeaderBall

Committee), Shasha Wategedara, Emily King.

(Front row, left and right): Jacob Gray (Co-Leader Ball Committee) and

Blake Farr. (Absent from photo): BuddhikaEkanayake.

Student Executive Members (pictured above, back row, left to right):

Lucy Moore, Seluvaia Ratoul, Jestena Raj, Penny Stilgoe, Willow Diedricks,

MariaCostas,PoppyKilworth.

(Front row, left to right): Jacob Gray, Kotiti Patea, Ngakau Howell,

HenryChapman, Ian Teves, Kyle Cabangun, Jonty Small.

(Front): Abbey Bruce Head of Senior School being kept in place bythe

Executive.

Princess,Prince; Queen, King; andBest DressedStudents:

Chosen, by staff, towards the end of the evening were the traditional

Princess,Prince; Queen and King; and Best Dressed students. Wenow have

photos of this year’s winners:

(Pictured below,lefttoright): Princess: Mahina Pongia; Prince: Blake Farr;

Queen: WillowDiedricks; King: Kyle Cabangun

(Pictured below, leftand right): Best DressedYear 12 student: AnnyaRawlings;

Best Dressed Year 13 student: Daniel Lockington Teokotai.


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20 August 2020

Events

Dunedin TertiaryOpenDay

Information providedbyYear 13 student Maria Costas

On Monday 10August agroup of Year 13 students hopped on abus at

5:00am to head down to Dunedin to explore the University ofOtago and

Otago Polytech Campuses and Residential Halls, returning at 8:00pm on the

same day.

During this daywehad from 9:00am-3:00pmtoindividually investigate the

very widerange of degreecourses available and the Halls.

Therewas also theopportunitytoattend presentations and lectures,and be

part ofvarious tours. Overall it was avery useful and informative day, that

helpedmanystudents decide on their future endeavours.

Congratulations

(Pictured left, leftand right):

WillowDiedricksand

Seluvaia Ratoul walking roundthe

wonderful university precincts.

(Pictured below): Inside the Unipol

Recreation Services wherestudents

can access asignificant range of

recreational ea

al activities.

itie

ies.

TopTen HighlyCommended Awardfor

StudentMoMeehan in Weta Workshop

Rising StarsAward

Last week we reported that Year 10

studentMoMeehan wasselectedasone

of the Top20finalists forthe Rising Stars

Award, in the Earth Guardians Character

DesignCompetition.

Organisers of this competition were

searching for Aotearoa’s best young

concept designers and students were

given the brief of designing a character

to defend the earth using nature and the

elements toinspiretheir designs.

The twenty finalists were selected by

Weta Workshop Team Members,fromover300 entries. From this number,

determined by popular vote, ten were selected asfinalists onTuesday

04 August. Mosaid she was‘pretty excited and shocked to be announced in

the TopTen’. She said,while watching the voting numbers thather placings

had movedupand down abit,to11and 12. However, at the final count, she

wasranked sixth equal within theTopTen with her graphic Konohanasakuya,

her wind/fireguardian.

TheTop Tenfinalists receivesome funding towardstraveltoattend the Weta

Workshop experience, over one-two days in theSeptember/October school

holidayperiod.

Mo has visited Weta Workshops once, as a‘tourist’ but is really looking

forwardtothis morein-depth opportunity.

Further National Title Success forDiego

Quispe-Kim at Kiwi Indoor Championships

In last week’s newsletter we outlined that

DiegoQuispe-Kim was, at that time,competing in

the 2020 Kiwi Indoor Championships at Wilding

Park,Christchurch.

Played over three days from 07-09 August, Diego

dropped only six games over his four matches. In

the final,Diego said thathis opponentwas unable

to finish the match, in the second set. However,

Diego had already won the first set 6-1, sowas

well-poised at that point for awin over the best

of three sets.

(Pictured above,right): Diego with his Kiwi Trophy

this year. Diego said thatlast year’s Kiwi Trophywas abrown kiwi!

The tournament involves New Zealand’s top sixteen players and, this year,

Diego was playing in the Under 16 age group, having turned fourteen in

December 2019. Hisrelativeyouth within this age group is aclear indicator

of his tennis strength.

This year’s success was arepeat of 2019 when Diego won the Under 14

Singles and Doubles titles at the Kiwi Indoor Tennis Championships.

COVID-19 constraints have meantthatplans to competeinITF (International

Tennis Federation)Competitions in New ZealandinOctober areessentially

on hold. Asahigh-performing Under 18 year old, Diego iseligible to

compete inthe junior levels of the ITF circuit. Currently his entry level

would be J5, the firstlevel, and wheremost14and 15 year oldplayers would

compete. Points gained at each level determine movements up through

the grades. Within theNew ZealandITF competitions most competitors are

from Australia, and other Oceania countries. Diego said last year therewere

twocompetitors from Switzerland.

Congratulations

CanterburySecondarySchools’One Day

Horse Trials

Held at the National Equestrian Centre, McLean’s Island, onSunday

09 August, teacher Karen McKenzie said that twenty-two teams from

sixteen schools competed.

All competitors completed aDressage test, Cross-country Jumping and a

Show Jumping course, with the goal being tofinish with the least amount

of penalties.

The AshColl Four Member Team and7th Placing Results were:

RubyThomas on Chico Dressage: 35.7; Cross-country: clear;

ShowJumping: clearinthe 95cm section; foranoverall total of 35.7 points.

Sami Mead on NightBeetle Dressage: 37.6; Cross-country: clear;

ShowJumping: clearinthe 95cm section; foranoverall total of 37.6 points.

Taylah Ward on Micha Dressage 35.3, 20 penalties;

Cross-country: clear; ShowJumping: in the80cmsection;for an overall total

of 55.3 points.

SarahMattson on Windward Legacy Dressage: 36.3; Cross-country: clear,

4penalties; Show Jumping: in the 80cm section; foranoverall total of 40.7

points.

The top three combined scores make upeach team’s final score and

placing, which for Ashburton College was avery commendable 114

total points,for 7th placing.

Karen said they were very pleased with their final result, especially given

the team is young. Sami Mead and Taylah Ward are both Year 9students,

RubyThomas Year 10 and SarahMattson Year 11. Their competition results

auger well forfuturesuccesses.

(Pictured left): TaylahWardand

Micha in the Dressage Arena.

(Pictured below): Sami Mead

and Night Beetle making a

good job of their clear Crosscountryround.

Best Presented Team Awardfor the Second ConsecutiveYear

The AshColl team did themselves proud also in the presentation aspect

being awarded the above title. Togain this outcome ajudge, who was

different tolast year’s, inspects the ponies which have to be clean and

plaited; and the riders tidy and wearing matching uniformitems.

(Picturedabove,lefttoright): Best-presentedteam members Taylah Ward on

Micha; Sami Mead and Night Beetle; RubyThomas and Chico; SarahMattson

on WindwardLegacy.

Appreciation

Our appreciation goes to the accompanying parents, who were all given

tasks on the daytoassist in helpingtorun the event. AOne DayEvent needs

over 100 volunteersfor it to be run.

Tucker TrophySki Competition –

Error Correction

In our newsletter of 06 August we

wrongly attributed third placing in

the female ski results – the third

placed skier should have read as

Year 9student Izzy Harris (pictured

right). We do apologise forthis error.

Senior Girls’ Basketball Team TakesOut

Championship

The AshColl Senior Girls’ Basketball took out the inaugural Aoraki Senior

Championship on Sunday 09August, inTimaru. Due to season COVID

restrictions and no WinterTournamentweek, this one-day tournamentwas

setuptoenable additional competition play.

Four teamscontested the Championship rounds –Timaru Girls’High School

Aand 10A teams, Waitaki Girls’ High School and Ashburton College. A

Festival section was also run alongside, featuring Mackenzie College,

Mountainview High School, Timaru Girls’ High School 9A and St Kevin’s

College.

Results

Coach Mark Douglas said that AshColl was dominant throughout the day

with the closest game being the title decider, which the team won by

fourteen points over Timaru Girls’High School.

Round Robin wins over Waitaki Girls’High School (37-10),Timaru Girls’High

School A(25-10) and Timaru Girls’High School 10A (37-13) bysignificant

margins allowed all the team to experience good court time and allowed

Coach Mark Douglasopportunitiestoplaydifferentrotations.

This was described as arewarding day out for the team, who played well

throughout the dayand deservedthe winner’s medalsaspresented.

(Pictured above, back row, left to right): Mark Douglas (Coach),

Claudia Thomas, Cat Anderson, Sophie Adams, Hayley Tallentire,

MichelleAdams(Manager).

(Front row, left to right): TC Trusler-Clark, Roi Makutu, Mae Patterson,

PoppyKilworth.

Coming Events

Anyalterations due to the currentCOVID-19 situation will be advised

directly to those involved

August

20-23 NZSS Swimming Championships,Hamilton

21 Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

South Canterbury WinterBasketball Competition,

SouthernTrustEventsCentre, Timaru

MuftiDay –Money towards ‘Spirit of Gold’, supporting the

New Zealand Paralympic Team to Tokyo2021.

22 Rugby–UCround 10 MC Combined 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,

AshburtonShowgrounds

Girls’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

Girls’1st XV Rugby–Semi-Finals,Timaru

Supernet –AshburtonCollege vStMargaret’s, Christchurch

(Round 6)

27 Level2Hospitalitytrip, Hotel Ashburton

Girls’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

28 Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

South CanterburyWinterBasketball Competition,

SouthernTrustEventsCentre, Timaru

Some KeyForthcoming Dates

August

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

November

05 Year 13 Awards Ceremony, AshburtonTrust EventCentre, 7:00pm

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

16-09 Dec NCEA Exams

Term Dates2020 –Terms Two, Threeand startofTerm Four

Term Three Monday20July -Friday25September

Term Four Monday12October -Thursday05November (Year 13)

-Tuesday10November (Years 11 and 12)

-Thursday03December (Year 10)

-Friday04December (Year 9)

Term Dates2021 –

Term One Year level datestba -Friday09April

Term Two Tuesday 27 April - Friday02July

Term Three Monday19July -Friday24September

Term Four Monday11October -Friday10December –year levels tbc


14 Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

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Dromore dairyfarmersChris

and Jodi Ford are midway

through calving.

It’s atestingtime; longdays

with physically demanding

work fit in aroundthedaily

running of the farm.

But they are making their

way through, tryingtobe

organised by the end of the

weektoget somemuch

neededtime offduring the

weekend.

The couple, who have

daughters Tayla, 22 and

Leah, 17,and son Alex, 15,

are in a50:50 equity

partnership farming at

Kokura Farm on the

Dromore MethvenRoad, in

Mid Canterbury.

Along with Chris, 43, and

Jodi, 45, there are an

additionalthreefull­time,

and one part­time, staff

working on farm.

Chris’parents, Donald and

Cheryl also live on farm, and

Donaldoftenhelps out.

The Fords supply Synlait,

milking 930crossbred cows,

from217 hectares (effective)

using whatChris describes as

the oldest 50 bail rotaryin

the district.

It mayhavebeenbuilt in

1978 but has had technology

added and is now afully

automated shed able to be

manned by one person.They

milk twice aday. There is

also a75hectarerun­off

block usedfor young stock

and wintering young cows.

On farm they also have

chooks, sheep, pigs and a

goat.

They started as 50:50

sharemilkers around 2013

but two years later tookthe

chancetogointo an equity

partnership.

It was an “awesome

opportunity”,Chris said, and

they made it work for both

partiesinvolved.

“You’ve gottolookoutside

the square and take

opportunitieswhenthey

comeup.”

It’s amantra he livesby

when his name was putinthe

hat for Federated Farmers

early in his dairy farming

career.

Chris grewupinReporoa,

halfway between Rotorua

and Taupo.

His firstdairy farm job was

on akiwifruit andavocado

farminTePuke, milking350

cows.

He met Jodi, aqualified

chef andtownie, on anight

out more than 20 years ago.

They were both out with

friends, hit it off and the rest,

as they say, is history.

Jodi left her joband took

up farming with Chris before

they movedtoaproperty as

lower order sharemilkers at

Whakatane.

“I loveit. Iwould never go

back to the city,” she said.

Chris andJodi complement

each other on the farm

working astaggered work day

that startsat5am. Shealso

runsthe officeand he

manages thepeople, which

includes takingonWilling

Workers on Organic Farms

(WWOOF)toexperience

different cultures andopen

Chris Ford

their home, and dairy farm,

to others.

They rarely argue andlike

to unwindtogether watching

recorded episodes of Hawaii

Five­O.

Chris enjoysjetboating,

playing squash and has a

fascination with growinghot

chillies withnames like

ghost, yellow devil, kraken

andCarolinareaper.

Dairy farming forJodi

allowsher to workoutside,

with animals and she likes

the flexibilityitoffers to

raise afamily.They areable

to be there for the children

beforeand after school, and

get time away when needed.

It was while farmingat

Whakatane that they entered

the NewZealandDairy

Industry Awardsand came

away withacoupleof

awards, including the

leadership award. It saw

Christapped on the shoulder

to take on the Federated

Farmers Bay of Plenty

sharemilkers chair role.

He did it for four years

beforethey moved to the

South Island,and afarm at

Hinds around2007.

“We were very luckyto

work forsomegreat mentors

especially in theNorth

Island whenwewere growing

our business,” he said.

It spurredhim on to

becoming amentortohis

staff andothers in the

community.

Chris’s only regret wasthey

hadn’t movedtothe South

Island sooner,“when land

prices were cheaper”.

In his role as Federated

Farmers MidCanterbury

dairy sector chair, which he

has donefor the past three

years,Chris enjoys helping

people and havinginfluence

overpolicy work with

government.

“Mentor roles, that’s my

passion. That’s my buzz to

really help peopleand

mentor them,” he said.

Chrisand Jodi have been

working withMinistry of

SocialDevelopment and

offering asnapshotof

dairyingtopeople whohad

losttheir jobs due to Covid­

19.Itwas an idea Chris had

dealing with theCovid­19

community welfare response

group during lockdown.

“I just thought that’s

something we can do,” he

said.

They have hadthree on

farm taster courses, hosting

between six to 15 people fora

farm tour and milking

session.

“It’s showing them what

farm life is like in anutshell.

Atwo­hour snapshot,” Chris

said.

He thoughtgetting Kiwis

into farming wasone positive

to come out of the pandemic.

It is on holdduringcalving,

but he is hopeful it will

continue after calving

finishesaround October 5.

He says it is importantfor

urban people to see farming

in action.

“Farmers are really trying

to bridgethegap between the

urban and rural divide.

“There are just aselect few

running down farmers, which

are most vocal,” he said.

“Urban (people)ingeneral

are supportive and

understandwhat we do.”

He saiddairy farmers were

facing afew issues including

thefreshwater accord –an82

page document ­which may

dampen MidCanterbury’s

economy“because we just

don’tknowwhere it’s going to

end up”.

It was hard to planafuture

whenmore and more

regulations were hitting

farmers, he said.

There was also aneed for

more awareness around

mental wellbeing,

Mycoplasma bovis continued

to affect MidCanterbury

farmers and there was likely

to be ashortage of

immigration workers due to

covid to work on farms. It was

all causingconsiderable

financialpressure and at

huge personalcost, Chris

said.

On apositive feed has held

up. ‘‘Alot of farmers thought

we’d be short of crop feed,

but dry matter yields were

up, so it hasbeenavailable.

It’s been areally kind

winter.”

Herding cows to rejoin the milking herd on the main farm

block.


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RURAL/LIFESTYLE

Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

15

Black­grassfoundinlocal seed

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Black­grass pest weed has

been found again in Mid

Canterbury.

It was found in ryegrass seed

grown in the Ashburton

district, and being tested at a

seed processingplant for

purity and germinationas part

of routine pre­export

certification.

It was not part of aspill that

occurred between Tinwald

and Methvenin2013.

Biosecurity New Zealand

principal response manager

David Yard said the farm was

one of anumberofproperties

under routine surveillance for

black­grass after planting

contaminated seed back in

2007. It was imported.

“Biosecurity New Zealand is

still investigating but we

believethe discovery is

connected to the importation

of contaminated seed in 2007.

‘‘Black­grass was detectedina

2016 ryegrass harvestand we

commencedaresponse with

the seed sector, Federated

Farmers and local authorities

to eliminate black­grass.

Mid Canterbury farmers need

to keep an eye out for the

black­grass weed which has

been foundinthe area again.

“Initially, threeblack­grass

(Alopecurus myosuroides)

seeds were found in a100g

sample of ryegrass seed.

Subsequent testing of the

remainderofthe harvest

(approximately 14 tonnes)

foundfurther low­level

contamination with blackgrass

seeds,” he said.

Black­grass seed was known

to survive in the ground for

many years and it was likely

this incursion had come from

the sowingofcontaminated

seed in 2007/2008.

“This detection, while

disappointing, was not

unexpected given the ability of

black­grass seed to persistin

the environment for many

years. This is why Biosecurity

New Zealand and the seed

growingindustry had been

carryingout ongoing

surveillancefor this weed,” he

said.

“Black­grass has been found

on only three properties, so we

do not believethe pest is

widespread.”

Black­grass was aserious

pest weed in Europe and the

United Kingdom, especially as

it was resistanttomany

herbicides making it difficult

to control.

However, it was not

expectedtotake hold in New

Zealand with Biosecurity New

Zealand,farmersand the seed

industrytaking any incursion

seriously from the outset.

Mr Yardsaid since the

discovery BiosecurityNew

Zealand has had all affected

ryegrass seed held securely at

the seed facility.

“We are workingtohave the

seed approved for shipment to

another country which already

has black­grass and has no

restrictions on these imports.

This seed cannot be sold in

New Zealand.

“We have also directed seed

offal (waste material from the

seed processing) to be

destroyed securely by deep

burial.”

Avisit to the farm concerned

noted the farmer had very

good biosecurity practices in

place and the processing

company did exactly the right

thing notifying Biosecurity

New Zealandofthe detection

and securingstock on the

premises,hesaid.

Mr Yard said Canterbury

farmers should continue to

keep alookout for black­grass.

If they believe they have

foundit, they shouldnot

disturb the seedhead, but take

aphoto and call the Pest and

Disease Hotline on 0800 80 99

66 and report the suspected

find.

IN BRIEF

DAIRYNZ BOARD

DairyNZ is seeking farmers with an

interest in shaping the futureofthe

New Zealanddairy sectortojoin

theirboard.

They arehave two directorroles

to fill withdirector and chair Jim van

der Poeland directorColin Glass

retiring by rotationafter three years;

both willstand for re-election.

Details canbefoundatwww.

dairynz.co.nz/agm

DairyNZ board memberPeter

Schuytsaid it was an important time

forthe dairy sector, and theboard

will playakey role in settingstrategy

in arapidlychanging environment.

DairyNZ was in aunique position

to advocate forfarmerstoinfluence

future policy and support farmers

with solutions to adapt their farming

systems, he said.

LEVYFARMERS

DairyNZisseeking applications

from farmers to fill oneposition on

the Directors’ Remuneration

Committee whichindependently

sets boardfees.

The role is open to current levy

paying dairyfarmers but must be

nominatedbytwo currentlevy

payers. More information on the

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NEWS

New JPs sworn in

at court ceremony

Ashburton Justices of the

Peace have welcomed new

JPs Kevin Clifford and James

Anderson to their ranks.

Mr Clifford, general

manager for Safer Mid

Canterbury,and Mr

Anderson, afarmer at

Lyndhurst,were sworninto

theirnew rolesbyAshburton

District Court Judge Quentin

Hix.

JPsare called on to witness

signatures andadminister

official documents.

Mr Clifford has spentthe

past 15 years at the helm of

Safer MidCanterbury and

worked before that in the

non­profitsector. He grew

up on afarm at Mitcham

before leaving for school

and travel; he completed

degrees in philosophy and

political sciencewhen he

returnedhome for

university.

He spentanumber of

years with the Red Cross,

recruiting andtraining

volunteers in emergency

rescue and alsoanumberof

years with Search and

Rescue,the Westportfire

brigade and as an outdoor

instructor with the

Mountain Safety Council.

He has alsospent many

years on awide range of nonprofit

governance boards

and currentlyholds five

trusteeships locally.

Outside work, he is an avid

outdoor enthusiast and

enjoys time with the family

camping, tramping and

exploring. He enjoys

hunting and is acompetitive

clay target shooter and a

member of the Mead Te

Pirita ClayTarget Club.

Mr Andersonand his wife

Jan farm an intensive mixed

cropping property at

New Justices of the Peace Kevin Clifford (left) and James

Anderson sweartheir oath of allegiance and office on the

Bible.

PHOTOSUPPLIED

Lyndhurst where

generations of the Anderson

familyhave lived for the past

century.Their sonAngus

hopestobethe next.

Mr Anderson completed a

bachelor of commerce at

Lincoln and workedfor

Brophy Knight before

leavingaccountancy in 2001

to farm full­time. He has had

leadership roles in the

YoungFarmers and

MethvenA&P Association

and has beeninvolvedwith

Methvensporting groups.

Another community

project, which he shared

with his late father Doug, is

the development of the

Lyndhurst Reserve. The

reserve was established

when the local community

banded together to buy and

develop the former

Lyndhurst school site.The

reserve operates today as a

community facility with

heated pool, playgroundand

tennis courts. It is also home

to the Lyndhurstwater

scheme, whichsupplies

domestic and stockwater to

the surrounding community.

What areyou hopingfor?

BY REV HEATHER KENNEDY

Ashburton Methodist Parish

CHRISTIAN COMMENT

Many of us have hopes and

desires that go unfulfilled.

Some of us hope the

Crusaders will win Super

Rugby every year, some of us

hope to win millions on

Lotto, some of us hope to be

cured from aterminal illness

and some of us hope to live

forever.

Some of us however, are a

bit more realistic; we hope to

stay well, if possible, we hope

to have loved ones around us

who care for us, we hope to

enjoy each and every day and

share time with friends.

Currently though, many of

us are probably hoping for a

return to normality, that we

now have as adim memory;

of times prior to Covid­19

restrictions.

We hope to get back to the

sports, clubs and activities

we enjoyed beforethis

pandemic reared its ugly

head. We hope that one day

we will be able to travel

overseas again, we hope that

loved ones overseas will be

able to travel to New Zealand

again and we hope that noone

else will die slowly and

painfully from this disease,

or others like it.

We hope the government

has got it right, in the

measures been taken. We

hope that all the things we

are doing, like contact

tracing, hand sanitising and

social distancing are worth

all the effort. We hope that

the team of five million will

work together and achieve

the outcome we all hope for.

Is that what you are hoping

for?

When theearthquakes

struck in September 2010, the

Methodist Church buildingin

Baring Square was damaged

and could not be used for

church services or

community events.

Members of the parish

hoped the repairs would be

done quicklyand activities

could return to normal.

However, that was not the

case.

So, when the Ashburton

Methodist Parish,

ceremonially handed over

the church keys, to the

contractors on Sunday

August 16 and the first sod

was turned, the hopes and

dreams of the parish

members, are about to be

fulfilled. Through their faith

and love for each other, their

hoped­for strengthening,

restoring and addition to

their home church building,

sees all their planning being

rewarded.

Some of our hopes are

unrealistic, some are

genuine, some through faith

and love can be achieved. We

hope the Ashburton

community and Baring

Square will benefit from the

endeavours of the Methodist

church, for along time into

the future.

The Apostle Paul, wrote

these encouraging words to

the people of the early

church in Corinth ­these

three things remain: faith,

hope and love; and the

greatest of these is love (1

Corinthians 13: 13).


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Display promotes hall’s usage

The Mt Hutt Memorial Hall

venue is being promoting as a

great place for conferences

and functions and has an eyecatching

display in the i­Hub

area.Itfeatures tables

‘‘dressed’’ foracelebration or

party.

Mt Hutt Memorial Hall

functionand conference

manager Sue Stewart said

there was arange of options for

businessmeetings, partiesand

other gatherings in thehall

complex.

Centrally located, thevenue

had abig room thatcould hold

400 for acocktail party or 200

for aweddingreception.

Flexible meeting rooms

could hold up to 100 people.

Thevenue offered avariety

of choicesforcatering and had

aseminarroomwith giant

screen.

Mrs Stewart said the hall was

regularly used for farming

workshops andbirthday

parties.

Bookingscan be made at

methvenheritagecentre.co.nz

Christchurch hospital shuttle moves

The Christchurch District

Health Board’s popular

hospital shuttle will move from

Lichfield Street car park to the

new, improved Deans Avenue

car park.

The change takes effect from

Monday (August 24).

The free shuttle, which has

carried more than one and a

quarter million passengers

since it was set up in late

October 2014, will return to an

upgraded new Deans Ave car

park.

It now has 200 patient and

visitor car parks and up to 150

new staff car parks.

Mt Hutt Memorial Hall function and conference manager Sue Stewart with the dressed tables.

It will provide clean, sealed,

lit and secure car parking plus

acovered stop for those

waiting for the shuttle.

Canterbury DHB chief

executive David Meates said

the move offered adedicated

patient, visitor and staff

parking for Christchurch

Hospital.

“We’re aware that it’s not

always easy for our patients

and visitors to get apark in the

Lichfield Street car park.

‘‘With the Deans Avenue car

park there will be ample

parking spaces for patients

and visitors with reliable and

regular transport for them to

and from the hospital with our

shuttle service,” he said.

The shuttle runs every 15

minutes, from 7.15am –8.30pm

Monday to Friday and 11.00am

–8.00pm weekends, with a

lunch break on weekends for

the driver from 2.30 pm to

3.15pm when no shuttle will

operate.

Anew and sophisticated

ticketing system will be

installed at the car park

facility, similar to the one

already used at Lichfield

Street with slightly lower rates

than those currently charged.

“We are returning to a

location that is already

familiar –although much

improved –and the Deans

Avenue location means

patients and visitors can avoid

the city centre when travelling

to their appointments.

The car park will be

available 24 hours aday, 7days

aweek and will be well lit and

secure.

“The journey time on the

shuttle should be the same as

from Lichfield Street or

slightly quicker, as there are

fewer traffic lights for the

shuttles to negotiate,” he said.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

Masks a

must at

hospital

17

Peoplevisiting patients in

Ashburton Hospital during

Alert Level2willbeasked to

wear amask or face covering.

Visitorsare also being

encouraged to download the NZ

covid tracer appand check in at

the front doorwhenentering.

The changesare amongafew

visitorrestrictions announced

by Canterbury District Health

Board chief medical officer Dr

Sue Nightingale for level 2.

Christchurch Hospital

visiting hours havechanged to

3pm­8pm with one visitor per

patient; Burwood is allowing

two visitors at atime, with

visiting hours remaining 11am­

7pm.

Dr Nightingale said all

visitors werebeing asked to

wear amask if they can.Itcan

be afabricmaskorscarf but

must cover yournose and

mouth.

Thereisnovisiting at any

Aged Residential Care

Facilities operatedby

Canterbury DHB.

It includesTuarangi Home in

Ashburton.

‘‘As always, pleasedon’t visit

if you’re unwell and remember

the usual publichealth

precautionssuch as hand

hygiene andphysical

distancing ­wherever possible

stay two metres away from

peopleyou don’t know, and one

metre awayfrom people you do

know.’’

Peoplewithcovid symptoms

(any acute respiratoryinfection

with at least oneofthe following

symptoms: new orworsening

cough, sorethroat, shortness of

breath,stuffy or runny nose,lost

sense of smell –with or without

afever)should contact their

general practice teamorcall

Healthlineon08003585453.

Ashburton

Rotary Club

September 28 -October 3•Sports Hall Tancred Street

WANTED

BOOKS, MAGAZINES, CD’S, VINYL RECORDS, DVD’S,

PICTURES, JIGSAWS & GAMES

Once again, we need your help to make this year’s Ashburton Rotary Club

BOOKARAMA project another success story. After 40 years, we are over $1 million

worth of sales.

We use these funds to support many worthwhile local community projects.

Please phone any of the following members, if you would like donated books etc.

collected.

David Mead (Convenor) 308 9991 or 027 471 6661

Lindsay Holland 308 3201 or 027 452 3107

Errol Stewart (Rakaia) 308 9938 or 027 427 2220

Mike Smith 308 9201 or 020 444 8899

Book Drop off /

collection points

• Allenton Auto Centre

• Caltex Ashburton

• Community House

• Mobil Service Station

• Frame Co Netherby

• Z Energy Tinwald

• New World

• Cafe Time, Tinwald

• RuralCo Ashburton

• Evolution Vets (was ShopCanterbury)

• Methven RuralCo

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Phone 308 9094

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18 Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

Cass Street trees gone

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School speed signs in

Arborists have been working this

week to remove 11 juvenile Pin

Oaks from Cass Street. The trees

will be replaced as part of the

Ashburton District Council’s

major CBD upgrade. Some of the

oaks were to have remained but

arborist inspections found they

would be potentially dangerous if

left to grow to their full height.

Council infrastructure services

manager Neil McCann said the

CBD streetscape project was a

major overhaul and while the Pin

Oaks were going, more trees and

greenery would be planted.

AshburtonDistrictCouncil

has formally adopted a

numberofspeed limit

changes around thedistrict,

including newspeed limits

outsideschools.

The speed limit changes

will go to Land Information

NewZealandtobe gazetted

and made legal,and new

signs will be erected in the

coming months.

There was someconfusion

at last week’s full council

meetingtoadopt the

changes,with council

roading managerBrian

Fauth saying he believedthe

recommendation did not

include changes to school

zone speed limitsatthis

stage.

Mr Fauth said the

Government had indicated

the speed limit outside of

urban schools was likely to

be reduced to 30kmh, rather

than the40kmh limit that

council was now proposing.

He said thespeed limit

outsideofruralschools

remained unchanged from

the new proposed limit of

60kmh.

He suggested another

report on the school speed

limit changes to council at a

later date.

The council supported new

speed limit changes on some

roads and outsideofschools

atits InfrastructureServices

Committee meeting last

monthand after community

consultation andhearings.

Longbeach School pupils Taylor Lamont, Freya Jemmett and

Yasmin Larry, all 12, were among Mid Canterbury students to

campaign for areduced road speed outside their school.

Cr DianeRawlinsonsaid

the council had already

agreed thenew school speed

limit changes.

They should be included in

the recommendation to full

council and the project

startedassoon as possible.

Cr Stewart Wilson agreed,

saying: ‘‘Ifyou waited for the

Government to make

changes, you could be

waitingalongtime’’.

‘‘Get the speed changes

gazetted and getthe signs

in,’’ he said.

Cr Carolyn Cameron said

signs wereneeded now,not

later, because the safety of

children in this district was

at stake.

Ashburtoncouncil will

nowspeakwith schools

about the placementofsigns

and the types of signs

required.

Signage will include more

expensive active variable

signs controlled by schools at

peak times, and static signs.

Covid sees rates penalty waived

Ashburton district

ratepayers experiencing

financialhardship and who

are late on their rates

instalmentsthis financial

yearcanapply for late

penalty fees to be written off,

evenifthey have already

receivedassistance in the

last two years.

Ashburton District Council

hasadopted changes to the

Rates Remission Policy,

which hadpreviously limited

how often late penalty fees

could be writtenoff to only

onceevery 24 months.

Councilagreed to waive

this limit in April ahead of

the last rates instalment for

the 2019/20 year, however

this was on aonce­off basis

and did not apply to the

2020/21financialyear.

After consulting on the

proposed changeswith the

community, councillors have

now formally adopted them

ahead of thisyear’s first rates

instalment which is due now.

Ashburton mayor Neil

Brown says theamendment

recognises the financial

difficultiesmanyfamilies

may be in as aconsequence

ofCovid­19.

‘‘New Zealand's closed

bordersand various

restrictions have left many

veryuncertain of their

financialsecurity.

‘‘As it stands, the

Government's wage subsidy

extensionschemes will

finish up by Decemberand

we arelikely to see people in

our communityfacing

hardship.

‘‘The council understands

this is avery difficult time for

alot of people andwantto

make sure that those who are

struggling or whomay

strugglein the months ahead

are not faced with additional

fees because they were

unable to paytheir rateson

time.’’

The new changesonly

applytothe 2020/21 year.

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NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

19

Mt Guy ­grunty climb with views

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

It’s agrunty climb, but the views

from the top are stunning on a

good day.

Unlike popular walks like the

Mt Somers Walkway, Little Mt

Peel and Peak Hill, the track up

Mt Guy does not see ahuge

amount of foot traffic.

It’s known by die­hard

trampers and, of course, by hut

holders at the nearby settlement

at Lake Clearwater.

Access to the start of the Mt

Guy track is from the settlement.

You follow the marked track

around the outlet end of Lake

Clearwater for 30­minutes and

the bulk of Mt Guy is right in

front of you.

Asign at the junction suggests

around one hour to the top,

which is not too far off the mark

for most people.

Awell marked trail takes you

up and on adirect, no­nonsense

route to the 1319m peak.

The views change with the

ascent and the lake and huts

become ever smaller dots in the

impressive high country

landscape.

Near the top the steep section

flattens out and there is a

The view from the top of Mt Guy is well worth the effort of the climb.

steadier climb across to arock

cairn and the highest point.

There are 360 degree

panoramic views and the

opportunity to linger in the

majesty of the hills and also to

get your breathe back.

Most return the same way they

came, but the more adventurous

can opt to head west and down.

There is no marked track, but

as long as you stay well to the

left and keep descending you

can’t go too wrong.

Below you will start to see the

Te Araroa trail coming in from

the right.

The descent takes you down to

atarn (mountain lake) and the

track junction.

While one track heads further

west and off to Mystery Lake, the

other takes you back to Lake

Clearwater.

The return section takes

around one hour and

immediately criss­crosses a

section of track built for

mountain bikers.

Lake Clearwater is on the

Hakatere Potts Road, about

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Residents’ survey

results amixed bag

Residentssatisfactionwith

AshburtonDistrict Council’s

overall performance has

declined from 77%in2018/19

to 69% in 2019/20, buta

number of areas have been

givenabig thumbs up in the

latest Annual Residents’

Survey.

Roadinghas beenamain

area of dissatisfaction, with

the standard andsafety of

roads within the district

evaluated lesspositively in

2019/20.

Just over athird of

residents (34%)were

satisfied with sealed roads,

downfourper cent on the

previous year,and more

than half (51%) were

satisfied with unsealed

roads,down from 58 %in

2018/19.

The latest surveywas

completed by Key Research

and includesnew

methodology.

Itwas completed over four

timepoints and through an

onlinesurveyof950

residents.

The previoussurvey was

completed over thephone

and had feedback from 400

residents.

The feedbackonthe

performanceofthe mayor

and councillors is very

similartolast year andisat

78%,while satisfaction with

council staff hasimproved

from 84% ayear agoto87%.

In termsoflocal

infrastructure, satisfaction

with the quality of drinking

water supply and overall

rubbish and recycling

services remains high, with

more than eightin10

residents satisfied with

Ashburton Domain and other green spaces around the

district received ahigh satisfaction level in the survey.

those services.

Residents arealso highly

satisfied withopportunities

for grants andfunding (95%),

community events (93%)and

social services (95%).

The role playedby council

in lobbyingcentral

government on issues

affecting the district has

seenasatisfaction jump

from 77% ayear agoto82% .

Economicdevelopment

received asatisfaction level

of 89%, whiletourism

promotion did not fare quite

so wellwithsatisfactionat

68%.

Traditional high scorers

continued to be recognised

throughthe surveyincluding

the library (97%), public

toilets(94%), EA Networks

Centre (88%) and museum

(94%).

Emergency management

(96%),parksand open

spaces (92%) and cemeteries

(97%) all scored highly.

Some 91%think that living

in the Ashburton District is

aboutthe same or better

compared to three years ago.

Michael Hooker fromKey

Research told councillors

his companyworked with24

councils in NewZealand.

Dissatisfaction with

roading wasacommon

themeacross all councils

and Ashburton council’s

overall performancewas

alsoonpar withother

councils.

Concern over unwanted

stockwater race fees

Anumber of residentsalong

Smithfield Road have been

among those frontingto

oppose proposedchangesto

stockwater management

charges.

SpeakingatAshburton

District Council’srevenue

and finance policy hearings

on Tuesday, Trevor and

Annette Scott told

councillors theyhad sought

clarificationonwhetherthe

race runningthrough their

propertywas astormwater

drain or stockwaterrace.

They had heard nothing

from council, butfirmly

believeditwas amaindrain

conveyance and an outlet for

urban stormwater .

MrsScottsaid therace

was of no use to the couple

and they wanted it closed.

They certainly did not

wanttopay thefixedcharge

of $600that council was

proposing.

FellowSmithfield Road

resident GrantSmith said he

did not wantthe raceand

did not use it for stockwater.

‘‘I have tolegally fence my

swimmingpool, yet your

water raceisapermanent

hazardtoyoung children at

ourberryfarm andI’ve had

to fence it as well.’’

Mr Smithsaid he couldn’t

do anything with asizeable

portionofhis landbecause

of the race andrulesaround

it.

When the raceflooded,

which it did on occasion,

rubbish and someraw

sewagefromAshburton

town camedownitand

needed cleaning out.

Mr Smithsuggested

councilneeded to put in

pipinginhis areaifit

wantedtouse the raceasa

stormwaterdrain, or else

thewhole thingshould be

closed over.

Maurice and Shirley

Millar, also fromSmithfield

Road,toldcouncillors the

race wasofnouse to them on

their 3ha block.

Theyweredisappointed

with the proposed charges

and diligently worked to

keepthe race clean and tidy,

both on the insideand

outside.

The$600 charge proposed

was prohibitive and would

addaquartertotheir rates

bill.

Another SmithfieldRoad

resident, Chris Morrison,

told councillorshehad no

use for the MillCreekrace

that ran through his

property.

He paidurbanrates and

was now faced with the

possibilityofincreased

charges forsomething he

didn’t need.

He said he could livewith

the current charge of $90,

but objectedto$600.

Ashburtoncouncil’s

preferredproposal

recommends applying a

fixedcharge of around $600

per property to help share

the cost of providing

stockwater andalso aper

metre costofaround$0.1665

per metre over1000 metres.

The rational behindthe

proposalisthatitwould

encourage userstoexplore

alternative watersources,

which could leadtomore

race closures,and the

charges would betterreflect

thosewho benefit.


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29

New

SUV is

lively

sibling

BY BOB NETTLETON

The C­HR urban SUV was

one of the first massproduced

Toyotas to

showcase amore

adventurous look to help the

company reel in younger

buyers, who demand greater

styling flairand individuality

in the look of their vehicles,

and this one has it in spades.

However, the companystill

produces well­made

conservative looking cars

that have been the

cornerstone of its success

and still account for alarge

chunk of theirrevenue

especially on the Japanese

domestic market.

In 2017 Toyota’s European

design team createdthe

radically different C­HR.Its

almostinstantsuccess

motivated Toyota to produce

more models that genuinely

push the styling envelope

and go beyondbland and

safe.

Recent examples include

the latestRAV4 and soon­tobe­released

Yaris.

For 2020 the C­HRhas

undergone amodest

cosmetic refresh with a

revisedfront­end with deep,

curvy character lines. At the

rear, it sports new LED tail

lights.

The non­hybrid C­HR

range comprises abase front

wheel drive versionpriced at

$33,490, with a$2k price

bump to the top spec

Limited.

Rating out of 10

Performance 6

Handling 7

Build Quality7

Comfortand space 6

Styling7

Fuel Economy:Rightcar website: petrol

6.5L/100km, on­roadtest: 7.6L/100km

Value for money6

Safety: five star ANCAP crash rating

Overall points outof10: 7

This can be had with either

two or four wheeldrive and

retails for $36,490and

$37,990 respectively.The

$1500 premium for the AWD

option is amodest ask and

one well worth considering

with our demanding roads,

weatherand terrain.

This is one of afew models

in Toyota’s passenger car

range with aturbo charged

engine and it’s lively enough

with a1.2 litre turbo making

85kw and offering purposeful

low speed pulling power.

This is generatedbythe

185nm of torque that’s

primed and ready to between

1500 to 4000rpm. You get the

best of both motoring worlds

with this motor–low fuel

consumption and willing

enough performance.

This is one of the more

enjoyable small urban SUVs

Ihave driven.Throttle

responseis crispalthough

not exactly in the

scintillating category, with

performancedragged down a

touch by the vehicle’s weight.

On the plus side of the

ledger, the motor is largely

free of turbo lag, althoughthe

test car was at timeshesitant

from standing starts. Engine

and roadnoise are well

suppressed and pegged at

levels that are barely audible

in the passenger

compartment, earning the

motor abig tick for

refinement.

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manual gears. The AWD

system is able channel up to

50 per cent of the engine’s

torque to the rear wheels.It

features eco, normaland

sport drivemodes that vary

throttle sensitivity, steering

weight and transmission

performance.This all seems

to work cohesively.

There are regular

reminders that this is aCVT,

such as the aimless hard

revving of the motor, and

whirring and slurring sounds

associatedwith these

transmissions.

Passenger space is

surprisinglygood with a

decent sized cargo hatch that

can be extended with the

60:40 split foldingrear seats.

The C­HRcomesequipped

with the Toyota Safety Sense

package whichfeatures afull

suite of driver­assistance and

active safety features

includingall­speed dynamic

radar cruise control, aprecrash

safety system with

autonomous emergency

braking,lane departure alert

with steering assist and

automatic high beam

headlights.

Handling is agile and has a

fluent natural feel about the

way it navigates, demanding

undulating terrain,an

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Fun plus in Hyundai’s Velostar

BY ROSS KIDDIE

Iknow life often means

disappointments but it will take

me abit of time to get over

missing out on adrive of

Hyundai’s new i30 Nfastback –

ahigh­performance car based

around its hot­hatch

stablemate.

See, the turbocharged 2­litre

manual was acasualty of the

coronavirus Level 4lockdown, I

was due to have it within that

period but it has since been

seconded to duties in other

parts of the country.

That aside, the other

Hyundai models Iwas

scheduled into have arrived,

and aweek with the latest

generation Hyundai Veloster

almost made up for not

stepping into the i30 N.

The Veloster has been

around since 2012, and has just

undergone amajor

transformation. Saying that, the

one element that makes the

Veloster stand out from the

crowd hasn’t been changed.

What appears to be a

traditional two­door coupe is

actually athree­door. Yes,

there are two doors on the

passenger side and just one on

the driver’s side.

The concept was first

introduced with safety in mind,

the rationale being that when

children are seated in the rear

they can only exit from the

footpath side of the vehicle,

egress to the road is denied.

Bear in mind, too, that the

Veloster is only afour­seater.

Some might say the design of

the Veloster is outlandish, I’d

say it is bold yet trendy, it is

fresh and with an aggressive

body and with vivid colours to

choose from, the Veloster

certainly makes astatement.

The evaluation car was finished

in amatte gun metal grey, it

drew alot of attention during

the time it was in my care.

The Veloster arrives with two

engine options –a2­litre

naturally aspirated unit that

develops 110kW. Or else there

is a1.6­litre turbocharged

option –the 150kW engine that

powers several other Hyundai

and Kia models.

The evaluation car was the

latter, and it is an engine I’m

quite familiar with, it is no

outright powerhouse like the

engine in the i30 N, but it is a

feisty little unit and stands out

for its honesty and fuss­free

behaviour. Although it must be

said there is genuine exhaust

The Hyundai Veloster is abeautifully­made car and one which is both fun and exciting.

sound, there’s aconstant throb

under load and an enticing

crackle between gears.

When the Veloster first

appeared, it was Hyundai’s first

full­production vehicle with a

dual clutch gearbox; that type

of transmission is still used,

although it now gets seven

gears that can be manipulated

through steering wheelmounted

paddle shifters. In

terms of driving, DCT units can

be treated much like anormal

automatic transmission, the big

difference is that in itself it

works like amanual but

without amanual clutch and, of

course, there’s no powerrobbing

characteristics of

traditional torque converter

system.

The result is aquick shifting

unit that doesn’t load the

engine, power is clean, and

with astrong torque figure

(265Nm) and available low, and

all of the way between 1500 to

4500rpm, the Veloster turbo is a

quick­reacting car which is no

slouch against the stopwatch.

It will lunge to 100km/h in

7.5sec, which will satisfy those

who are happy with moderate

performance, but for me the big

surprise is the mid­speed

performance, it will scorch

through ahighway overtake

(80­120km/h) in 4.2sec, made

possible through solid turbo

boost and quick­shifting ratios

which are ideal for the wide

cross­section of our driving

styles and journeys.

On the subject of figures, the

Veloster turbo is rated by

Hyundai with a7.1­litre per

100km combined cycle fuel

usage average. At 100km/h I

recorded an instantaneous

readout of 5l/100km with the

engine working over freely at

2000rpm.

Iguess if you explore the

turbo boost frequently it will be

hard to match Hyundai’s claim,

and with just a50­litre fuel tank

you need to be mindful fill­ups

may come around quicker than

expected.

Nevertheless, Ienjoyed the

power and strength of that wee

engine, it is delightful and

provides the fun factor when

you feel the need for aquick

burst, taking into account that

several drive modes allow the

driver to choose how the car

behaves, from economical to

sport.

In terms of handling, the

Veloster feels sharp up front

with definite turn­in. Sport

specification Michelin tyres

(225/40 x18in) have high­grip

properties and combined with a

fully independent suspension

the car feels well attached to

the road.

The Veloster turbo is only

available in one fully­specced

level –Limited. It is loaded with

goodies such as full leather,

heated and cooled seats, heated

steering wheel, head­up

display, satellite navigation,

keyless entry and ignition, and

all the other bells and whistles

that make up Hyundai’s top

level trim spec. It also gets afull

safety suite of technologies.

Hyundai has had along

history of producing two­door

coupes, even though you could

argue the Veloster is

essentially athree­door. When

Ifirst started writing about cars

in 1988, one of the first Idrove

was the Scoupe, Hyundai’s first

sporty car, that transformed

into what Hyundai called

simply Coupe around 1996, the

Tiburon followed, then in 2012

the Veloster first landed in New

Zealand.

That history has served

Hyundai well, the Veloster is a

beautifully­made car and one

which is both fun and exciting.

It dares to be different with its

styling, but that is part of its

appeal, at $52,990 ($45,990 nonturbo),

it’s an affordable way to

make astatement.

Rating

Price –Hyundai Veloster,

$52,990

Dimensions –Length,

4250mm; width,

1800mm; height,

1409mm

Configuration –Fourcylinder,front­wheeldrive,1591cc,

150kW,

265Nm, seven­speed dual

clutchautomatic

Performance –0­100km/

h, 7.5sec

Fuel usage–7.1l/100km

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EA Networks overcharge

EA Networks overcharged its

customers $52,905 inthe financial

yeartoMarch 31, 2020and is

implementing new checking

mechanisms to make sure it

doesn’t happen again.

The overcharge equates to $1.20

for an average residential

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New citizens sworn

in, but no handshakes

There were no formal

congratulatory hand shakes

because of covid protocol,

but newcitizenshavebeen

warmly welcomedinto the

district by Ashburtonmayor

Neil Brown.

Nine newcitizens

attended the ceremony and

swore allegiancetoNew

Zealand.

They hail from the

Philippines, England, Hong

Kong and Argentina.

Akapahaka group from

HampsteadSchool

performed arousing

welcome at thestartofthe

ceremony.

MayorBrown told thenew

citizensthat their journey to

becomeNew Zealanders

wasnow complete.

He said culture and

traditions of this country

were woven into the fabric

of NewZealanders and they,

as new citizens, nowshared

that common bond.

He said the new citizens

brought all of the history

andtraditions of their

homeland,which enriched

this country.

Afurther24migrants

from the district have

became New Zealanders

during lockdownand since

thelast formal ceremony

here on February 20.

All new citizens have

received certificates by post

andwerenot required to

attend the usual final step of

theimmigration process

because of the current

Covid­19 situation.

Those attendinglast

week’s acknowledgement

ceremonychose to do so.

Clayton on bike for Mayo

Ashburtonman Clayton

Howard is jumping on his

bike to support afundraiser

that will benefitBurwood

Hospitaland the Westpac

Helicopter.

The72­year­old is joining

other bikersand former

primary industry colleagues

on the Tour to Mayo.

The400km South Island

route beginsinPicton and

passesthrough Ward and

Kaikoura, before heading

inland to Hurunui.

The expected 15 riders

willbejoined by an

extended peloton of 50 more

bikers for the final leg from

HurunuitoBurwood

Hospital.

Asmaller group is starting

thetour in Palmerston

Northand crossingto

Pictonfrom Wellington.

Mr Howard saidthe tour

was named after aformer

Farmlands colleague Elton

Mayo, who was akeen biker

but hadbeeninvolved in a

bad accident in early March

which had left him

paralysed.

Thefundraiser would

help support the superb

team in Burwood’s spinal

unit andthe helicopter

service.

Mr Howard saidhehad

neededtouse the Westpac

in the pastafter ahealth

Tomas Muller from Argentina swears by oath at the

citizenship ceremony.

Shane Fraser from England swears an affirmation in front of

Mayor Neil Brown at the citizenship ceremony.

Ashburton man Clayton Howard and his trusty mountain

bike.

issue and his father­in­law

had received great care at

Burwood in the past.

Cyclists will sleep in

campervans during the

Tour to Mayo and are keen

to get thefundraising word

out.

Mr Howard said he had

switched to slicker tyres on

his mountain bike and was

lookingforward to trip.

‘‘The furthest I’ve gone in

aday is 70km and that will

be the shortest day on this

trip.

‘‘It will be achallenge, but

it’snot acompetitive ride.’’

People can go to Tour to

Mayo on theGivealittle page

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of Mr Howard andothers.


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33

Geraldine’s turf project ‘shovel­ready’

Geraldine’sDomain

redevelopment project, which

includes installationofamultipurpose

all­weather turf, is

shovel ready and actively

seeking funding, says

Geraldine CombinedSports

Association (GCS)Chairman,

Aaron McCullough.

Mr McCulloughsaysit’s been

nearly four yearssincethe GCS

board first saw an opportunity

to contribute to aregion­wide

review of sport and recreation

facilities, which then morphed

into aGeraldine­specific

projecttoreview and identify

keysporting and recreational

needs to take Geraldine

successfully into the future.

Amulti­purpose all­weather

turf and acommunity hubwere

the two main infrastructure

recommendations that came

from the subsequent report,

which wasproduced by Global

Leisure Group.

“The turf,storage facilities,

cricketnets, new path, blade

signs, lighting and car park

upgradewerethe obvious first

choices to progress which will

create acentral location to play

sport, meet newpeople easily,

and engage in ourcommunity,’’

Mr McCullough said.

‘‘Geraldine Hockey Club,

which hasseen fast growth in

recent years, doesn’t have any

facilities inGeraldine so

players of all ages currently

An artist’s impression of the turf project.

must travel out of town for

practicesand games. Thelack

of an all­weathersurface

impacts on other sporting codes

like netball and tennis as well.”

GCS co­board member and

Geraldine.nz co­ordinator,

JaneneAdams, said that at

times the projecthad felt like a

long road.

‘‘But there has been agreat

bunch of people who have

contributed their time and

skills to workconsistently on all

aspects of this projectandit

feels great to finally get there.”

She said many people had put

in ahugeeffort and the project

had the support of the Timaru

District Council, Sport

Canterbury andthe small group

of localdonors who sponsored

theinitial feasibility report.

Community meetings,

consultations, business

sponsorship to commission a

professionalfeasibility study,

more consultation, meetings

and finally aconcept plan,

designand resource consent

are just some of the steps and

actions GCS has completed

over this period.

The turf will be overlaid on

the existing courts located in

the Geraldine Domain and

complemented by lighting and a

digital booking system, as well

as roll­on roll­off equipmentto

protectthe high tech surface,

which is suitablefor arange of

sporting users, who have all

contributed to the process thus

far.

Mr McCulloughsaid sporting

groups had collaborated and

key stakeholders signed a

memorandum of

understanding.

The next step for theGCS is to

seek fundingtocomplete the

project, estimatedtocost$1.15

million.

“The project will be staged so

we can ensure development

starts ASAP. We are gratefulto

ourbusiness sponsors who

donated the surplusfrom the

feasibility studyprocess and to

theThomas HobsonTrust who

supported us generously in

2019. Thesecontributions have

given us agood base fromwhich

to seek larger funding support.”

An application is being

submitted to the Timaru

District CouncilStimulus

Fund.

GeraldineCommunity Board

chair Wayne O’Donnell said the

community projectwas agood

fitfor thestimulusfund, which

was acouncil initiativeto

support thedistrict to move

from survive to thrive modein

the covid environment.

“A grantfrom thefund at this

timewould set this project in

motion.”

With the fundraising phase

now active, the board of GSC

invitesand encourages the

communitytoget behind the

project in any waypossible with

donations or offersofpractical

help.

To donateorsupportthe

projectplease contactthe

Geraldine CombinedSports

Association at

geraldinecombinedsports@gmail.com.


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34 Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

SPORTS RESULTS

Basketball played, but no crowd

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CYCLING

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers training ride

No 8:

First home Mark Summerfield 24m 59s, 2nd

Sam Barltrop 25m 50s, 3rd Nick Grijns 25m 01s,

4th Ross Templeton 25m 51s, 5th Monique Brake

27m 22s, 6th Hayden Whiting 27m 22s, 7th Don

Morrison25m 53s, 8th Matt Marshall 25m 04s, 9th

Emma Hudson 25m 59s, 10th Kyle Gray 25m 10s,

11th Paul Brake 27m 36s, 12th Michelle Knight

26m 19s, 13th Steven Hands 23m 03s F/T, 14th

Kevin Opele 23m04s 2f/t, 15th Brad Hudson 23m

04s 3f/t, 16th Kristine Marriott 23m 50s 4f/t, 17th

Gerrard Morrison 23m 53s 5f/t, 18th Larry Neal

23m 53s 6f/t, 19th Paul Sinclair 24m 06s, 20th

Zoe Nicholls 31m 31s, 21st Kerry Clough 31m

32s, 22nd Anton Nicholls 31m 33s, 23rd Oli

Nicholls 30m 01s, 24th Lucy Kirwan 30m 50s,

25th Brent Hudson 30m 52s, 26th Mike Hansen

27m 16s, 27th Casey Brake 45m 22s, 28th Ross

Proctor 45m 23s.

Tinwald Cycling U17 development, uphill and

downhill time trial:

6km -AGrade 1st Oli Nicholls 11m 44s, 2nd

Amwolf Artz 12m 16s, 3rd Ryan Gallagher 12m

29s. BGrade 1st Konrad Artz 13m 08s, 2nd Zoe

Nicholls 13m 57s. CGrade 1st Tineke Artz 13m

30s, 2nd Logan McKnight 14m 33s, 3rd Charlotte

Neal 14m 52s.

4km -AGrade 1st Oli Nicholls 8m 06s, 2nd

Ryan Gallagher 8m 21s, 3rd Amwolf Artz 8m 25s.

B Grade 1st Konrad Artz 9m 10s, 2nd Zoe

Nicholls9m32s. CGrade 1st Tineke Artz 9m 23s,

2nd Logan McKnight 9m 50s, 3rd Charlotte Neal

10m 44s.

Combined Placings AGrade 1st Oli Nicholls

19m 50s, 2nd Amwolf Artz 20m 41s, 3rd Ryan

Gallagher 20m 50s. BGrade 1st Konrad Artz 22m

10s, 2nd Zoe Nicholls 23m 29s. CGrade Tineke

Artz 22m 53s, 2nd Logan McKnight 24m 13s, 3rd

Charlotte Neal 25m 36s. Well done to all the

youngsters.

GOLF

Ashburton Golf Club 9-holers

Last Thursday we played round five of the

Marion Marshall Trophy, sponsored by Sega Golf.

The winner was Chris Anderson (32) on countback

from Antony White also on 32 followed by

Peter Stechman (33) and Helen Argyle (34).

Agroup of members played in the Aorangi

Tournament on August 14 in Geraldine and came

home with some impressive results. Men's nett

trophy winner Murray Lister and women's nett

trophy winner Chris Anderson were joined by

Peter Woods, runner up men's nett and Tonee

Hurley and Robynne Nicholl who won prizes for

their nett scores.

On Thursday August 20, play will be sponsored

by Netherby Pharmacy (best nett and best

putting). On August 27 the first round of the Club

9Hole Championships is taking place, while those

of us not playing in the championships will play a

stroke round sponsored by Accountantz.

League players needed

ChertseyRugby League Clubison

the look out for players to join its

seniorteam to compete in the

AorakicompetitioninSeptember.

ContactDeon Biggson027 294

9261for moredetails.

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RUGBY

Note that games times have been

adjustedtoallow bubbles to be separated.

There will be bubbles of 100 max at each

game. Teams should not arrive more than

30 minutes before kick-off to assist in the

management of the bubbles - just a

reminder one spectator per player.

Under 13 will be playing night games.

August 22:

Heartland Trial Game or Camp TBC.

Combined Colts –Playoffs, August 15

matches played on August 22: Methven/

Rakaia vChristchurch, Rakaia1, 2:00pm

KFaalogo. High School Old Boys vCeltic/

Southern EuroAgri/NPD, 2:30pm.

1st XV UC Championship: MC

Combined vShirley Boys’ High, Ashburton

College, 12:00pm HGrant, AMcGirr,

CMarshall.

Under 18 Combined: MCRU Alps v

Prebbleton, Tinwald1, 1:30pm JO’Connor.

Under 16 Combined matches not

played on August 15 moved to August 22:

MCRU Plains vWest Melton, Collegiate1,

1:30pm. MCRU Alps vSaracens, Hinds2,

1:00pm.

Under 14.5 Combined –Matches not

played on August 15 to August 22: MCRU

Plains v Prebbleton, Collegiate1,

12:00pm. MCRU Alps v West Melton,

Hinds5, 12:30pm.

Under 13 Friday 21 August: Celtic v

Methven, Celtic1, 6:00pm. Southern/Tinwald

Howden AG v Collegiate Ross

Leadley Building, Hinds2, 6:00pm. Bye

Allenton Smallbones.

Under 11.5: Celtic Green vCollegiate

Cates Grain &Seed, Celtic1A, 1:30pm.

MethvenBlack vHampstead, Methven1A,

1:15pm. Methven White vSouthern Coleman

Ag, Methven1B, 1:15pm. Rakaia v

Celtic White, Rakaia4, 12:00pm.

Under 10: Allenton Trembath Construction

v Celtic White, Allenton2,

1:15pm. Hampstead v Rakaia, Hampstead1A,

1:15pm. Methven Red vMethven

Black, Methven5, 12:15pm. Methven

White vSouthern Four Seasons Treecare,

Methven4, 12:15pm. Tinwald ACE Automotive

v Celtic Green, Tinwald3,

12:00pm. Under 9: Collegiate/Hampstead

Regent Cinema v Allenton Engineering

Solutions, Hampstead1B, 1:15pm. Rakaia

v Celtic, Rakaia2B, 1:15pm. Tinwald

Moore Mechanical v Southern Hayden

McKenzie Contracting, Tinwald4,

12:00pm. Bye Methven.

Under 8: Allenton Alpine View v

Southern Busch Joinery, Allenton3,

1:15pm. Celtic Green v Methven/Mt

Somers, Celtic2A, 12:00pm. Rakaia v

Methven, Rakaia2A, 1:15pm. Tinwald

Gluyas Nissan v Collegiate/Hampstead,

Tinwald3, 1:15pm. Bye Celtic White.

Under 7: Collegiate Ashburton Crane

Hire vCeltic, Celtic2B, 12:00pm. Methven

v Allenton Auto Maroon, Methven1A,

12:00pm. Methven/Mt Somers vAllenton

Gold Young Electrical, Mt Somers1A,

1:00pm. Rakaia vSouthern Blue James

Doyle Contracting, Rakaia2B, 12:00pm.

Tinwald Black NZ Livestock’s vTinwald

Orange Skip 2 it Flooring, Tinwald4,

1:15pm. Bye Southern White Riverlea Ag.

Under 6: Allenton Gold Ashburton

Plumbing Services Gold v Collegiate,

Allenton2, 12:00pm. Allenton Maroon

Sparrow Family vMethven Black, Allenton3,

12:00pm. Hampstead v Southern

Red, Hampstead 1A, 12:00pm. Methven

White v Southern White, Methven1B,

12:00pm. Mt Somers vCeltic Green, Mt

Somers1B, 1:00pm. Rakaia v Southern

Blue, Rakaia2A, 12:00pm. Tinwald Alluvial

Black vTinwald Cranfield Glass Blue,

Tinwald1A, 12:00pm. Tinwald Canvas

Orange v Celtic White, Tinwald1B,

12:00pm.

HOCKEY

The Mid Canterbury hockey draw for

August 21-26:

Mid Canterbury Hockey NBS Turf is

currently operating under Level 2Covid-

19 restrictions – please ensure you

comply with the guidelines as currently

advertised on Mid Canterbury Hockey

website: www.mchockey.co.nz/Covid19

Small sticks duty club: Wakanui.

Friday 21 August Kiwi Sticks (Yr 5),

3.45 pm Tinwald Foothills vAllenton Yr 5

(Turf a) GMuir, HKidd. Wakanui Blue v

Tinwald (Turf b) SGreeson, HKidd. 4.30

pm Rakaia Yr 5vMethven (Turf a) GMuir,

HKidd. Wakanui Black (bye).

Kiwi Sticks (Yr 6), 4.30 pm Wakanui v

Methven White (Turf b) S Greeson, H

Kidd. 5.15 pm Collegians D&EvRakaia

Yr 6 (Turf a) L Lansdown, M Marshall.

Methven Black vAllenton Yr 6(Turf b) J

Ellis, LMarshall. 6.00 pm Tinwald Foothills

vTinwald (Turf a) LLansdown, JEllis.

1st Grade Women, 6.50 pm Methven

v Wakanui (Hampstead, Hampstead

Blue). 8.00 pm Hampstead vHampstead

Blue (Methven, Wakanui).

Just Hockey SSL Div 1Boys Marist

Park @StBedes, 7.10 pm Christchurch

Boys High School 2nd XI v Ashburton

College 1st XI (Umpires supplied).

Small sticks duty club: Methven.

Methven Saturday 22 August, Mini Sticks

10.15 am Methven Yr 3vTinwald Foothills

(Turf a) Coaches. Allenton v Wakanui

Blue (Turf b) Coaches. Methven Yr 4v

Hampstead (Turf c) Coaches. Tinwald v

Wakanui Black (Turf d) Coaches.

Fun Sticks 11.00 am, draws made on

the day (Coaches).

Senior Women Tim 4.50 pm TGHS v

Wakanui (Umpires supplied).

Senior Men Tim 2.55 pm Northern

Hearts vWakanui (Umpires supplied).

Sunday 23 August 2nd Grade Girls

Draw unknown at time of publication.

1st Grade Men 4.00 pm Wakanui v

Hampstead/Wakanui (Allenton, Tinwald

Orange). 5.25 pm Tinwald Black vHampstead

Lowcliffe (Wakanui, Hampstead/

Wakanui). 6.50 pm Allenton v Tinwald

Orange (Tinwald Black, Hampstead Lowcliffe).

Monday 24 August 2nd Grade Boys

Tim AE 5.40 pm TBHS Colts vWakanui

(Umpires supplied). Ash NBS 6.15 pm

Allenton vMackenzie (S Moore, JGray).

Tuesday 25 August Kwik Sticks (Yrs 7

&8)4.00 pm Wakanui Blue/Collegians v

Allenton (L Ellis, B Greer). 5.15 pm

Methven vTinwald Foothills (M Wilson, G

Oates). 6.30 pm Wakanui Black vTinwald

Orange (A Mitchell, MAmos).

Wednesday 26August Just Hockey

SSL Div 2Girls Nunweek Park 26.10 pm

Avonside Girls High School vAshburton

College 1st XI (Umpires supplied).

Connetics SSP Boys Ash NBS 6.45

pm Timaru Boys High School 1st XI vSt

Andrew's College 1st XI (Umpires supplied).

Draw for Town vCountry, Year 3-5 on

Sunday, August 23:

9am, Year 3 Girls Town White vs

Country Black 1 ⁄4 turf (15 mins each way)

6 aside (Turf 2), Year 3/4 Boys Town

White vs Country Black 1 ⁄4 turf (15 mins

each way) 6aside (Turf 4).

9:40am, Year 3/4 Boys Town Gold vs

Country Silver 1 ⁄4 turf (15 mins each way)

6aside (Turf 2), Year 4Girls Town White

vs Country Black 1 ⁄2 turf (15mins each

way) 6aside (Turf 4).

10:30am, Year 5Girls Town White vs

Country Black 1 ⁄2 turf (20 mins each way)

7aside (Turf 1), Year 5Boys Town White

vs Country Black 1 ⁄2 turf (20 mins each

way) 7aside (Turf 2).

11:20am, Year 5Boys Town Gold vs

Country Silver 1 ⁄2 turf (20 mins each way)

7aside (Turf 1), Year5GirlsTownGold vs

Country Silver 1 ⁄2 turf (20 mins each way)

7aside (Turf 2).

Town teams to wear WHITE. Country

teams to wear BLACK.

Please arrive 15 mins before your

game. For the Year 3 and 4 games

coaches will umpire, Year5game umpires

will be provided.


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Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

35

Latetry lossfor pluckySpartans

Supporters of the Mid

CanterburyCombinedfirst XV

had plenty to cheer about last

weekend,even if they weren’t

allowed to be at therugby

ground.

TheSpartansled

competition leadersSt

Andrew’s College24­14at

halftime and lost 30­35 after a

STAC try againstthe run of

play in thefinal minutes.

Coach Shane Enright said

theaim of the game had been to

have fun and stunthe

competition.

Unbeaten STAC ended up

leaving with five points, but

they had to work for it.

Theclose loss alsogave the

Spartans apoint and lifts them

up the table aboveRoncalli

andLincoln combined.

Thematch was playedunder

covid restrictions, with

spectators bannedfrom the

grounds at Ashburton College.

Many watchedthe game

through the fence,keeping

sociallydistant, but they were

loud when it mattered.

The Spartans drew first

bloodwith apenalty kickedby

Charlie Brown, butSTAC came

back with two easy converted

tries.

But then theMid Canterbury

forwardsbegan to man up

around the ruckand the

Spartanswent on attack. Lock

Pasi Hala hit agreat ball on the

angle to run through at least

three STACdefendersand

scoreunder the posts to make

thegame 10­14 with 14 minutes

to go in the firsthalf.

The Spartans kept the

pressureonand goodkick

downthe blind side bounced

nicely forTaurangi Daniel,

whohad chasedthe ball and

then scored under the posts.

Mid Canterburyled 17­14.

With afew minutes to go

before the break,slippery

Tommy Patterson stepped left

then rightfor atry, whichwas

converted by Brown to give Mid

Canterburya24­14 lead.

Thecompetition leaders

stepped it up in thesecond

half, scoringearly to trail 21­24

and then again to lead 28­27.

Brownbanged over another

penalty to give the hosts a

30­28 leadwithabout five

minutes to go.

STAC’s bigcentre came to

the party, runningthrough

some tackles to go 70 metres

for atry and conversion to give

them a35­30 lead.

The Spartans wereback on

attack when the finalwhistle

sounded.

BJ Fakataha was the player

of theday, withhonourable

mentionstoSam Ree, Isi Ula,

George Penjueli, Ghost Toueli

and captain Michael

Hennings.

Enright also praised the

work at scrumtimeand said

the whole squad putinagreat

effort overall.

Spartans play ShirleyBoys

atAshburton Collegeon

Saturday.

Spartans player Charlie Brown

lines up this penalty to claim

the first points in the STAC

game.

Rep team selected for Hanan Shield

Mid Canterbury Netball senior

rep coach Claire Tappin has

named a10­playersideplus

three reserves to defend the

Hanan Shield in Ashburton on

September 6.

The sidewas selected after

trials at theEA Networks

Centre last weekendand will

train this Sunday andAugust

30, ahead of theshield games

against South Canterbury and

North Otago. It will be managed

by Caroline Polson.

It includes AliceEddington,

Kelsey Bewley, Meg Ashworth

(Hampstead); LeanneClemens,

Anita Watson(Methven);

Hayley Tallentire, Poppy

Kilworth (Ashburton College);

Charlotte Samson, AbiLunn

(United); AliceBreading

(Celtic). Reserves areCaitlin

Adlam and SophieWorsfold

(Celtic)and Loumaile

Manumua (United).

Netball is able to proceed

this week with premier, social

and senior competitions under

Alert Level 2, buthas stopped

netballfor Year1­6 players,

though teamscan train as long

as covid guidelines are

followed.

Administratorshave been

working hard behind the scenes

to ensure top levelgamescan

go ahead, and clubs and schools

havebeen advisedofprotocols

they are expected to follow.

Under Alert Level2,

gatherings of more than 100are

banned.

No spectators will be allowed

in the EA Networks stadium for

any Mid CanterburyNetball

competition games,teamswill

warm up outdoors, andexit the

stadiumimmediately after

games.There is no shaking

hands at the endofgames.

Teams arebeingadvised to

keep an eye on the netball

website fornew drawsand

information.

In premier one tonight,

Hampstead plays Ashburton

College at 6.05pm,Methven

plays Celtic Bat7.10pm and

Celtic Aplays United at 8.15pm.

Trials for the Mid Canterbury Netball senior rep team were held at the weekend.


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ASHBURTON

ALTRUSA CLUB

Ourmonthly business

meeting focused on finance,

budgeting and planningfor

thecomingAltrusa year.

We hadanother

successful Days for Girls

project where wemade230

machine­sewn packs for

feminine products. Thisis

part of aNew Zealand­wide

venture,sowemust adhere

to strict instructions

regarding accuracy of the

packs.

The national supervisor

tellsuswehavesurpassed

our record for the number

made, and with topquality

adhered to. Asatisfying day.

An Orientationmorning

teawas heldforour latest

member.There are 12

‘Magic Mums’ for our

special day for them on

September 5.

Our accent, from the

International Committee,

reminded us about

‘‘compassion forothers’'.

Theannual Canterbury

IFF Day(Information, Fun

andFellowship) was due to

run on August 15.

ALLENTON WINTER

BOWLS

Anothertwoweeks of lovely

sunny weatherhas seen the

all weather green in full

use. Pairs being played on

WednesdayAugust8with14

teams competing.

There were three teams

with three wins, only points

separating them:1st G

Bishop andMAnderson,

2nd HGoodall andJRyk,

3rdMQuinnandRDavies.

Twobowltriplesplayed

on Saturdayafternoon also

had 14 teams. This was the

second last tournament of

thisdisciplineforthe

winterseason. RTonks,P

Whinham and BOsborne

were the winners, second

was LMuir, SCalder andR

Kane andthird wasM

Quinn, SHoldom and JMay.

Friday triples on August

14 werecancelled owing to

the restrictions of Alert

Level 2.

On Saturday, 24 players

were to the go to the Timaru

Bowling Club for our annual

winter challenge, but it was

decided it was prudent to

cancel this,inlight of the

uncertaintyofcovid

requirements.

Owing tothis, theusual

Saturday games are to be

transferred to the next day.

It has been averydifficult

season for those organizing

these tournaments and we

allappreciatethe waythe

players have co­operated

withthem.

On theAugust30the Mid

Canterbury sub centre is

holding afundraising

tournament at the Allenton

green, single entries from

allclubs arewelcome. All

clubs have been notifiedof

help required.

LIONSCLUBOF

ASHBURTON

TheAugust meeting of the

LionsClub of Ashburton

washeld at Hotel

AshburtononAugust 5, with

Club President Roger

Paterson onceagain at the

helm.

Themeeting targeted and

evaluatedthe coverage of

clubprojects. President

Roger requested the club’s

sub­committee groups

consider doing more hands

on projects in thefuture

and not expect afinancial

return. Roger also

requested members

consider how to celebrate

the club’s 60th yearinthree

years’ time.

Visitors to the meeting

included David Robertson

and Simon Schubert.

Health and welfare of

members was discussed

withsomepertinentand

interesting points made. A

tribute waspaidtoformer

clubmember BruceFlett

who passed away as aresult

of aboating accident in July

of this year. Clubmembers

were urged to considerthe

hearingimpaired when

speakingatmeetings as this

factorcan be apossible

deterrenttosomefolk

attending meetings. Best

wishes were extended to

Richard Giller who has

adopted aretiredlion

status. Theclubwishes

Richardand Joyceallthe

best fortheir retirement.

Lance Schubert received

the International

President’s Award for

holdingthe president office

during the Lions 100th year

of service throughout the

world. Andy McKee gave a

light­hearted and

interesting three­minute

speech.

Unanimous support was

given to club member Garth

Bateup’s nominationfor

2ndViceDistrict Governor.

Garth stated his motivation

fortaking this step was to

make adifferenceto

people’s livesinMid

Canterbury. Max Cawte has

agreed to accept the

position of 2nd Vice

President for the Club and

this too was warmly

received.

The Bill Doak Cup, for

Mid Canterbury Lions

Clubs’ fundraising efforts

and results,was awarded to

our club.

The annual golf

tournamentistobeheld on

ThursdayOctober 8, 11am

start. Hopefully Sir Richard

Hadlee willbein

attendance. More details to

follow in September so

watch thisspace.

The Lions Clubof

Ashburtonwill holdits

September meeting at the

HotelAshburtonon

Wednesday September 2at

6.30pm. Thiswillbesubject

to Covid­19conditions. The

guestspeakerswill be the

well­travelled Donand

Alison Shearer, whowill

talk abouttheir walksinthe

Lake CountryofEngland.

This meeting isapartners

nightsowelook forwardto

agood attendance and a

great night.

ASHBURTONMSA

PETANQUE CLUB

Clubdayturnoutshave

beengood whilethe

weatherhas been kind to

us. While we are in Alert

Level 2we have putoff our

clubdays, andhave

postponed the Triples

week­end.

Ashametohavetodo this

afterallthework and

planning that has gone into

this,but social distancing

would have beentrickyand

wemustplay safe.Look

what happens whensome

onedoesn't think of

consequences.

Our Canterbury Doubles

and Singles went off well

with aChristchurch team

winning the Trophy and

Karen Bensdorp and

Richard Browncoming

second. In facteight of our

playersfinished in thetop

eight.

The singles was alsowon

byaChristchurchplayer

and Richard Browne was

runnerup.Wehad three

playersfinish in thetop

eight. It is good to see our

players taking part in these

tournaments and to seehow

well they are doingagainst

thebig guns.

Weplayedour club

women’s and men’s singles

on the same day with the

women’s being won by

Shelagh Field, runner up

Nicky Foden and Karen

Bensdorp third.

The men’s was won by

Garry Kilgour, runner up

Neville Bensdorp, and Mick

Little was third.

We have only one more

club event forthisyearand

four tournaments to fit in

and we will.

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Female golfers gather

With aheavy frost, butthe promise

of asunny day, 83keengolfers

from19different clubs gathered at

Ashburton GolfClub on Monday to

take part in in the annualwomen’s

Tavendale Open Tournament.

Covid­19 Alert Level 2required

that socialdistancing be

maintained along withother

measurestomaintainthe health of

ourvisitors, hencethe field played

with flagpoles permanentlyin

upturned cups and no bunker

rakes. It didn’tseem to affect play.

As the sun shonesome verygood

scores eventuatedinall three

divisions.Best gross overall went

to Christine Ross of Mayfield, with

80.

Results:

Division one ­bestnett Adrienne

Shadbolt, TaiTapu, 70 on cb;

runner­upnett Carolyn Brown,

Omakau, 70; second runner­up

Teresa Booker,Rakaia, 71 on cb.

Best stableford Mary­LouWatson,

Ashburton,37oncb; runner­up

Catherine Trott, Ashburton37;

second runner­up Lynn Brand,

Harewood, 36 on cb.

Division two ­Best nett Sally

Lane, Tinwald, 67; runner­up nett

JanClucas,Mayfield, 68 on cb;

second runner­up Helen Rapsey,

Mayfield, 68. Best stableford,

Jenny Lawson,Geraldine, 40;

runner­up Christine McDermott,

Weedons, 39 on cb; second runnerup

DaphneMcDonnell, Ashburton

39.

Division three ­Bestnett

HeatherMiddleton, Methven62;

runner­up Anne Siave, Taitapu,

62;second runner­up Barbara

Cochrane,Tinwald, 68. Best

Best gross winner Christine Ross

(right) with Kay Fox, of sponsor

Tavendale's.

stableford, Jenny Williams,

Ashburton39; runner­upMarion

Wederall, Rakaia,38; second

runner­up Barbara Williams,

Ashburton, 37.

Nearesttothe pin: Vicki Ward,

Weedons; Jan Clucas, Mayfield;

SueSimpson,Ashburton.

Longestdrive: Erin Mulholland,

Hawarden; Pam Niles, Gleniti;

Emily Wilson, Tinwald.

Twos: JennyLawson,Geraldine;

SueSimpson,Ashburton;Carolyn

Brown, Omakau.

ASHBURTON

New Listing

U3A host health series

U3A Ashburton willrun a

mini series of healthtalks,

starting with apresentation

on ethics and health

professionals on August 25.

ThepresenterisDr

Jeanine Doherty, ahearing

specialists.

Thefollowing week social

researcherProfessor

Joseph Bodenwill speak on

the legalisingcannabis

debate.

Thefinalpresentation in

the health serieswill be

given by SirDavidSkeggs on

September 22. His focus will

be on healthissues in

general.

In previousyears U3A

Ashburton has held mini

series talks on space, salt

and sugar.

The talks will be held at

the new venue of the

Bradford Room,Ashburton

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Students and the directing team at Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre are enjoying weekly workshops.

PHOTO SUPPLIED

Young performers enjoying workshops

There’s no big annual

production this year because of

the covid situation, but

performers associated with Mid

Canterbury Children’s Theatre

(MCCT) are learning and having

fun off stage.

Some 40 students, aged from

seven to 18,are enjoying

coming together and learning at

weekly performance

workshops.

The workshops are being run

by the directing team who

would have beeninvolved in

thisyear’s postponed

production of The Little

Mermaid.

Director Cherie Livingstone,

musical director Jo Castelow

andchoreographer have been

passing on advice to students

who have splitinto three

groups.

Each group hastaken asong

and using it to learn the

intricacies of performance and

stage craft.

MCCT committee member

Stacey Howdensaid rehearsals

were all set to start forThe

LittleMermaid in Marchwhen

the covid lockdown struck.

Around 70 studentshad

indicatedakeen interest in

joining theproductionand a

number hadbeenvery

disappointed when the decision

hadbeenmade to postponeit

for12months.

Some performers had been

part of theMCCTfamily for 10

years and this year wouldhave

been their finalchance to

perform.

‘‘Asacommitteewedecided

later thatitwould be great for

the kidstohang outand to direct

thatenthusiasm into practising

their performance skills.’’

MCCT hasbeenusingthe

Tinwald School Hall for the

weekly twohour workshops.

It hasbeen part of the

communityfor 36 years.

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NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

39

Stay safe warning after spate of fires

Mid Canterbury people are

being urged to stay fire safe

after fires around the country

in the past weekthat caused

extensive damage to three

homes and acaravan.

Aheater too close to

flammable materials started a

fire in aChristchurch caravan

used as asleepout.Ahouse in

Manawatu suffered damage

from fire that started in the

chimney. Two instances where

cookingwas left unattended on

the stove in Otago, oneina

homeand oneinan

accommodation lodge, resulted

in afire startingand ahouse

fire in Whanganui also started

after apan was leftonthe stove

and the oil caught fire.

‘‘It was lucky in these

instances everyone managed to

get to safety, especially the

Christchurch caravan which

did not have aworking smoke

alarm,’’ saidFireand

Emergency national manager

community readiness and

recovery SteveTurek.

‘‘However, they all resulted

in severe property damage and

are examples of why youshould

not underestimatehow quickly

fire can spreadand the need for

working smoke alarms andan

escapeplan.

‘‘A fire can be deadly within

just three minutes which is why

it’s so importanttoget that

early warningoffirefrom your

smoke alarms.Make sure you

have them in all bedrooms,

hallways andliving areas ­

including caravans and sleep

outs.Check they areworking by

pressingthe buttoneach

month.’’

He said fire was notjust fast,

it was alsodisorienting.

‘‘The smokemakes it difficult

for youto see, hear and think.

That’s why your household

should alsohaveanescape

plan,and practice it, so youcan

get out quickly and safely.’’

People can make an escape

plan at www.escapemyhouse.

co.nz.

‘‘Check on elderly family and

neighbours who mayneeditto

makesure they have an escape

plan andworkingsmokealarms

too.

‘‘Taking the timenow to do

thesesimple things and make

sure you’re prepared could

save youand your loved ones’

lives.’’

Firesafety tips

­Makesure you have working

smoke alarms in all bedrooms,

hallways andliving areas ­even

for caravansand sleep outs.

­Makesure you have, and

practise, an escape plan. Make

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­Never leavecooking

unattended. If youneed to

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brief, make sure you switch it

off.

­Keep anythingthatcould

catch fire at least one meter

from your heat source.

­Makesureyourchimney is

swept beforeyou useitfor the

firsttime of the season.

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SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST

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

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

*Three spacious upstairs bedrooms

*Large modernised kitchen with spacious dining room

*Spaciouswest facing living spacewith log fire

*Garage can be used as rumpus room /games room

*Great out doorentertainment area

*Big front lawn for kids to and pets to play

*Single internal access garage

*Compliant log fire (CCC 2013)

*EQC claim=cash settlement $5115.05

*CurrentTenant paying $410 per week (periodic tenancy)

*Split level home on west side of town

SetDateofSale

closing 28 August 2020, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

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027 259 4644

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021 597 527

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027 438 4250

Open Home

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34 Brucefield Avenue, Ashburton

4 2 2

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ForSale

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027 259 4644

Kim Miller

027 236 8627

Very tidy full size home with two large bedrooms open plan

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system, extra ceiling insulation and recent professionally

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Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDateofSale

closing 25 August 2020, at

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Lynne Bridge

027 410 6216

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


SOLD

SOLD

SOLD SOLD

OLD

3bedroom

townhouse

within

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under$400,000

3bedroom

townhouse

within

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under$400,000

3bedroomhouse

in Allenton under

$380,000

3bedroomhouse

in Allenton under

$380,000

2bedroom

flat up to

$270,000

2bedroom

flat up to

$270,000

Tinwald/

Allenton

–4bedroomhouse

under $400,000

Tinwald/

Allenton

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under $400,000

Allenton –4

bedroommodern

home up to

$650,000

Allenton –4

bedroommodern

home up to

$650,000

Hampstead

3–4bedroom

permanent

material home

up to $350,000

Hampstead

3–4bedroom

permanent

materialhome

up to $350,000

SOLD

SOLD

Armand van-der-Eik

M 021 597 527 E armand.vandereik@raywhite.com

https://www.facebook.com/armandvandereikrealstate

A96Tancred Street, Ashburton 7700

2305909

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed ( REAA 2008)


trusted

2020 GUIDE

trades &services

To book your spaceinthis guide,phone KarenGane 308 7664 or email karen.gane@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Need storage?

we CAN STORE it!

Convenient, affordable

self storage solution

Phone 307 0213

•185 Alford Forest Road •behind

2291039

FREE LEGAL HELP

Helpinperson by appointment

Thursday9.15am -1.45pm

Ph 0508 CANLAW

(0508 226 529) to makean

appointment.

Helpbyphone Infoline

03 371 3819 or 0508 226 529

215 Tancred Street,Ashburton

2291052

PROFESSIONAL

PORTRAIT AND

COMMERCIAL

PHOTOGRAPHER

PICTURE FRAMING

GALLERY &STUDIO NOWOPEN

179WEST STREET

027310 6521

emmily@emmilyharmer.co.nz

www.emmilyharmer.co.nz

2291084

RESIDENTIAL &

COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS

Phone Quentin andPhil on

027 282 8908 or 027 2828909

Interior and Exterior Painting

Interior Plastering

Wallpapering

2291026

Lubes WOF

Allmechanical repairs

TRIANGLE

GARAGE LTD

Victoria Street,

TheTriangle,Ashburton

Phone: (03) 308 6772

2291183

GODSELL

BRICKLAYING

•Houses

•Feature Walls

•Fences

•Blocklaying

Chris Godsell

027 274 2533

AH 308 7117

godsell@xtra.co.nz

2291204

2289510

2266285

JukeBox Hire

Weddings,21st,

PrivateFunctions

Sound Systems &Lighting Hire

Phone DJ Dave

03 308 5106

027 251 0015

www.soundmanagement.co.nz

2305407

FOR ALL YOUR

ADVERTISING

REQUIREMENTS,

GIVE

Jann or Karen

acall on

308 7664

WILSONS

WINDSCREENS

WE WELCOME ZEK

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We areyour one stop glass shop for

AUTO and HOUSE

REPAIR or REPLACE 152 Wills Street,

“Your placeorours”

2291191

Ashburton

Ph.308 8485

“we clean to a

standard,

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UNDER NEWAshburton

OWNERSHIP

Same exceptional CleaningServices

level of service

&quality cleaning

• regular full house cleans

• one off spring cleans

• farm houses

• builders cleans


100% LOCAL

03 307 2656

www.ashburtoncleaning.co.nz

2300233

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•Raised planters •Decks

•Stonework•Brick &blockwork

•Artificialgrass and more...

Email –Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz

Phone0800 688 365 /021 542 402

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz

2299882

VISIT OUR STORE AND GET A

TREATFOR YOUR PET

Always in stock:

• Birdaccessories,food &treats

• Rabbit and guinea pig food,bedding &treats

• Cat accessories,collars&treats

• Dog collars,leads,toys, accessories &treats

• Aquarian accessories &food

• Dog crates &cat crates

• Raw,fresh &frozenpet food

• All sorts of dried products

SPECIAL

3kg DogRolls

2for $12

HAVE CASH FOR PETFOOD COWS AND UNWANTED STOCK

“Come andsee our friendlystaffin-store today”

Phone (03) 307 8996

027 312 5756 l 99 Archibald Street,Tinwald

2293215

Diamond Painters and

Decorators Ltd

Qualityinterior and exterior

painting and decorating

• Wall papering • Airless spraying

• Waterblasting • Residential and small commercial

• Roof painting • Freenoobligation quotes

Gutterguardinstallation and gutter cleaning

Phone Duncan 027 370 2453 l Jeanette 027 318 5055

email: diamondpaintersdecorators@gmail.com

FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING

REQUIREMENTS, GIVE

Jann or Karen acallon

308 7664

2291081

Once younoticeit,

ovus it

On-sitecameracalibration

Courtesy car available

Stone chips while youwait

Mention this advertatyour next repair and receive

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65 South Street,Ashburton7700

Phone 307 4413

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2302792


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trades &services

To book your spaceinthis guide,phone KarenGane 308 7664 or email karen.gane@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

We service and repair all makes and models

of sewing machines and overlockers

Your local Bernina

service team

John Robbie Rachel

OPEN 7DAYS9.30am -4.30pm

Main South Road, Tinwald Ashburton | Phone 307 6277

www.anniesquilts.co.nz

2293205

115 Archibald Street,Tinwald,Ashburton

Phone /Fax: (03) 307 2354

Email tincanup@xtra.co.nz www.tinwaldcanvas.co.nz

2293200

Restoration

Modifications Repairs

2287935

16 Cass Street,Ashburton l 03 308 0387

johnsons.panelpaint@gmail.com

Solar powerwhenyou need it most

We are experts at installing solar

power systems for motorhomes.

• SOLAR PANELS • BATTERIES • DC MANAGEMENT

• CAMERAS • TV SATELLITE • PUMPS • REFRIGERATION

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03 307 4777 -027 4423103

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2290923

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2291014

Forall your tyre requirements,

see the localexperts

•Wheel alignments

•Wheel balancing

197 Wills Street,Ashburton l www.neumannstyres.co.nz

Phone 03 308 6737 (24 hrs –after hours call out applies)

2291137

2297507

We offer the following:

• Gutter and DownpipeCleaning • Weed Spraying

• Moss,Mould andLichen Spraying • Spider Proofing

• Gorse and BroomSpraying • FenceLineSpraying

• Chimney/Flue Cleaning $75 • Heat Pump Service$90

MENTION THIS AD WHEN BOOKING FOR A10% DISCOUNT

ON GUTTER AND DOWNPIPE CLEANING

Call Allan on 027 209 5026 an let us know howwecan help




GREAT

RATES

•New builds •Renovations

•All types of engineering

•Small or large projects

Rob021 124 4268 l Sam022 5428927

email: robsue@hotmail.co.nz

PC Repairs, Set-up and Tutoring

Icome to youday or evening!

NewPCs

and Laptops

forsale

•PCRepairs/Sales •Networks/Servers

•Firewalls/Security •Spyware Clean-up •Training

20 YearsExperience Microso Cerfied Professional

NETWORKS FIREWALLS AND PCS LTD

Robin Johnstone 67 Aitken Street, Ashburton

P: 03 308 1440 C: 027 768 4058

robinbj@xtra.co.nz

2290907

2291109

ALL THINGS CANVAS &PVC

*Awnings/Shade sails/Dropblinds*Auto seat covers &repairs

*Hay &bin covers *PVC covers &repairs

*Ute tonneau covers *Furnitureupholsteryrepairs

*Commercial

PHONE TRAVIS HOWDEN 027 922 4544

NEAT GARDENS

Does your garden need monthly

maintenancetokeep it tidy and

looking good through the seasons?

Or perhaps just need aone off tidy

or pruning completed?

We can help!

Allgarden wasteremoved

ContactCAROLYN Phone: 027 2675403 or 3082333

Email: cccolt@xtra.co.nz

2291092

2291153

2291175

2291098

PETER TAYLOR

B

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LTD

FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

• New homes • Alterations • Light commercial • Farm buildings

• General maintenance • Paths • Tiling

Fully qualified licensed building practitioner

No job toosmall! Phone Peteron:

308 7133 or 027 220 8257

taylorbuilt@xtra.co.nz

4WD Diesel &ElectricScissorlifts

Rough terrain and electric lifts available

On site collection or deliveryavailable

Nowat6Range 403 West Street St,Riverside

PO Box 60, Ashburton 7740

Phone: 03 308 8155

Mobile: 0273 529909

Email:sales@nee.kiwi.nz

Your Digital

TV Experts

• Aerial/Dish installations and repairs

• Prewirefor TV/Audio and controlsystems

• TV wall mounting • Cell phone aerials

• Home theatreinstallation

• Authorised SkyTVtechnician

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2291139

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CLASSIFIEDS

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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 cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, set up -wireless -

networks, spyware clean

up. On-site day or evening.

Great rates. 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 Commercial,

Industrial, Residential. Also

country wide farm buildings

and houses. No charge for

farmers. Phone 027 4052

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

GUTTER cleaning. Book in a

clean now and tell me when

you want the job done. You

may have trees around.

Call Allan 027 209 5026

TRADE &SERVICES

Business owners

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

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

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER

A NEW LOOK

that lasts!

Existing kitchens, doors,

furniture &appliances

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2291357

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.

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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

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Master Tinters NZ. www.

windowtinter.co.nz

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

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now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

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PensionerRates available

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Talk to us about your advertising

requirements. Phone

308 7664 or call into our

office at 199 Burnett Street,

Ashburton.

PERSONAL

INDONESIAN lady, genuine

and lovely nature, seeking

a nice, kind Canterbury

man, aged between 50-60

years for friendship/

relationship. Contact

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GARDEN SUPPLIES

PETS

Mobile

groomer now

servicing

Ashburton

Call nowtobooka

pamper foryour pooch

Ph 0800454 654

2300289

POULTRY

PULLETS for sale. Brown

Shavers. Phone WT

Copland 03 302 2826

LIVESTOCK

FRIESIAN

BULL CALVES

FOR SALE

Well cared for, strong

calves,one week old.

Good markings.

Please phone

027 507 7030 or

03-3037315

2306303

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.

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.

MUSHROOM COMPOST

Nowisthe time to dig in our topqualitymushroom

compost to your vegetable garden. Ideal to replenish nutrients

used by previous crops and improvethe soil structure.

It also adds beneficial micro-organisms to thetired soil.

$50 per cubic metreor$10 bag.

Freedelivery within town boundary.

Open 6daysaweek at our Tinwald yard,

208 Maronan Road. Phone 021 129 8936 or 03 308 3331

Mania-O-Roto SCOUTS

Annual Fertiliser Drive

Look out fororder forms

in your letterboxnow

–or–

email: morfertiliser@gmail.com

or phone 308 2729 fordetails.

Orders close August 20.

DeliveryAugust 29.

GARDENERS specials.

Sheep manure $5 bag. Pea

straw $5 bale. Medium

square Linseed Straw $35

bale. Call Alan 027 496

7136 or Ian 027 286 3697

with your order. A Hinds

Lion’s project.

2299919

2301891

BRIDGE Street Nursery has

moved. Now trading as

Paul’s Garden Nursery at

101 Harrison Street,

Allenton, Ashburton.

Entrance on Clark Street.

13 varieties of seed

potatoes and fresh free

range eggs available.

Phone Paul 0272 781 354.

Open 7days.

Shssssssh..............it’s

2298473

classified

SITUATIONS VACANT

Loveour store? Join our team!

We arelookingfor aparttimesales assistanttojoin

our team at the AshfordCraft shop in Ashburton.

We arelooking forsomeone passionate about

all things wool craftand exceptional customer

service.

Youwill need to have excellentcommunication

skills,agood level of computer literacy, be flexible

and self-motivated.

Retail and wool craftexperiencepreferred,but all

training will be provided.

10 -15hours per week including aweekend day.

Please submit your CV to:

Nicola Bota

AshfordCraft Shop

427 West Street

Ashburton

sales@ashfordcraftshop.co.nz

Customer Serviceroles

Building Supplies

TwoPositions

2306868

Mitre 10MEGA have vacancies for two people

in customer serviceroles fortheir busy Building

Supplies department serving both Trade and

DIYcustomers.

This position would ideally suit someone with

apassion for DIY or looking for acareer in the

building supplies arena and enjoys working

with people. These positions arefull time:

• 41.5hours per week Tuesday–

Saturdayroster

• 32.5hours per week Sunday–

Wednesdayroster

If youhave the following attributes,wewould

liketohear from you:

• Strong Interest in DIYorTrade Experience

• Bephysically fit

• Reliable

• Great customer serviceskills

• Enjoyworking in ateam environment

Please email your C.V.and acovering letter

to:HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz or post to

Human ResourcesManager,Mitre10 MEGA,

P.O. Box35, Ashburton7740.

Applications close on Tuesday 25th August 2020

Housewaresdepartment

Team Member –Parttime

Mitre 10MEGA Ashburton has avacancy for

salesperson in our Housewares department.

This position is Part-time Sunday8.30am –5pm

(8 Hours) and Monday8am –5pm (8 Hours)

Total of 16 hours per week.

This position would suit someone with the

following:

• Interestinhomewares,giftware, baking etc.

• Must be able to work unsupervised

• Must be reliable

• Physically fit and able to lift

• Great customer serviceskills

If you think you are the person we are looking

for, please email your c.v. andcoveringletter to

HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz

Applications close on Wednesday 26 August 2020

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SITUATIONS WANTED

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General house work.

Reasonable rates. Only

over 65’s please. For more

details please phone 028

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QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8580

ACROSS

6. Reptile (11)

7. Singer (4)

8. Veracious (8)

9. Hound (6)

10. Surpass (6)

12. Brook (6)

15. Force (6)

17. Danger (8)

19. Repast(4)

20. Pasta (11)

DOWN

1. Throttle (8)

2. Cheerful (6)

3. Shrewd (6)

4. Reckless (4)

5. Reprove (6)

6. Lift (5)

11. Plant (8)

13. Pact (6)

14. Gruesome (6)

15. Wolf (6)

16. Dodge (5)

18. Attendant (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8580

ACROSS

6. It givesabang that makesone taketoone’sheels (8,3).

7. Appointed when forced to (4). 8. Sticks it inside for

speed (8). 9. To putweight on, doctorssay,isbad for one

(6). 10. Their job is absorbing (6). 12. He splits with an

employee of the bank (6). 15. Theair is noxious, smothering

everybody (6). 17. On the daythe chars are off, they’re

in charge (8). 19. Almost beginning to see the light (4).

20. Locked up Ted, Inote, for getting drunk in the pub

(2,9).

DOWN

1. I’m leaving foodand water (8). 2. The fire-lighters one

puts in any old how (6). 3. Little gun thatidentifiesone as

an official? (6). 4. Russian who forms part of abig organisation(4).

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properly enunciated? (4,4). 13. Foreign,Easter,and terribly

toxic (6). 14. Quote again when you say your piece

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(4).

SUDOKU

MEDIUM No. 5231

9 2 3 6

1 2 7

4 5

2 4

5 7 8 1

4 7

1 7

3 9 5

2 9 1 6

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

2 1 6 9 4 7 3 5 8

5 3 9 6 1 8 4 7 2

7 8 4 2 5 3 9 6 1

8 6 1 3 2 4 5 9 7

4 9 5 8 7 1 2 3 6

3 2 7 5 6 9 8 1 4

6 4 2 1 3 5 7 8 9

1 5 8 7 9 2 6 4 3

9 7 3 4 8 6 1 2 5

Solution to previous crossword

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8579 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Importance. 8, Vary. 9,Fair. 10, Prime. 11,

Lamp. 12, Brigadier. 16, Frequents. 20, Beer. 22, Alpha.

23, Find. 24, Grip. 25, Instructor.

Down -1,Impair.2,Courage.3,Stupid. 4, Entire. 5, Level.

7, Grime. 13, Ire. 14, Perfect. 15, Weary.17, Repose. 18,

Quarry.19, Tendon. 21, Rapid.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8579 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Maincourse. 8, E-yes. 9, Part. 10, Rid-er.11,

Sack. 12, Garnished. 16, Discharge. 20, Alec (anag.). 22,

L-up-in. 23, Took. 24, Nola (anag.). 25, Master-mind.

Down -1,Malaga (anag.). 2, Instant. 3, Courts. 4, Bridle.

5, Peers. 7, Peach(Melba). 13, Has. 14, Rag-Tim-e. 15,

Sloop (rev.). 17, I-mpose. 18, Can’t-er. 19, Ground. 21,

C-lamp.

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Fully insulatedand

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Threeconvenientsizes:

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Large 4.2m x2.4m

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FOR LEASE

AWESOME office space for

lease, rent or hire. Parklike

setting. Indoor and outdoor

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Phone 0274 754 241

ENTERTAINMENT

STORAGE and space leasing

for vehicles, motorbikes,

bicycles, boats,

motorhomes, caravans,

tractors, trucks, trailers and

containers. Indoor, outdoor

or under cover. Call Peter

027 333 3626.

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401

STORAGE:Secure self storage

units available, long or

short term. Ashburton Storage

Facilities. Contact us

on 0274 362 636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz

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.

PHOTOGRAPHS

FOR SALE

Have youhad your photo

taken by our reporters?

Order aPhotoToday!

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$6

*approx 6x4

A5

$8.50

A4

$16

Ph: 308 7664

199 Burnett St,Ashburton

2279678

FIREWOOD

DRYPINE

FOR SALE

$300per cord

delivered

within the town

boundaryand

Mayfield/MtSomers

Phone Sue

021 162 4102

2292868

WANTED TO RENT

HOUSE to Rent in country,

for two professional people.

Within 20kms of town.

Everything considered.

Phone Gary on 027 224

4902

DRY old man pine. 6 m 3

$575. Delivered to most of

Mid Canterbury. WINZ

accredited. Phone Rob 027

297 7563

2305693

TREES wanted for logging/

firewood. 20 tonne digger

for clean-up. Phone Shane

James 027 611 3334

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

MOTORCYCLES

SELL

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2302580

ORNSBY Motorcycle Training.

CBTA licensing and

training (Ashburton). Ride

Forever courses in Ashburton

and Geraldine. Call

0508ORNSBY(0508 676

729) for more info or visit

motorcycletraining.co.nz

CARAVANS &TRAILERS

CARAVAN Wanted. NZ

made, family size. Anything

considered. Also Musical;

drumset and snare drum.

Please phone 308 5193 or

027 204 9709

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

CARPORT-Single, for

removal. Professionally

built, easy shift. $1,000.

ono. Phone David 03 307

0272

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

2300187

2300293

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

CLASSIFIEDS

Ashburton Courier, August 20, 2020

HEALTH &BEAUTY

45

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

free health advice on what to do or wheretogoifyou

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...

Saturday22nd August is

Eastfield Health, 135 Tancred Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday23rdAugust is

Tinwald Medical Centre,33Archibald Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be

on the answer phone.

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.

2279570

DebraCurtin

Chiropractor

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

EDUCATIONAL

Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses

NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor

Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D

ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested

Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings

CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place

Forfurther information

Phone Christine 027 245 2563

2300234

PHOTOGRAPHS

FOR SALE

Have youseenaphotopublished you

likeorhad your phototaken by

our reporters?

OrderaPhoto Today!

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$6

*approx 6x4

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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICE

Classified Deadline

Please note

Ourclassified deadlineis

4:30pm Tuesday

prior to Thursday

publication.

Phone 308 7664

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2294024

MooreStreetMedical Centre

We areaware that some newresidents of the

Ashburtondistrict arehaving difficulty

enrollinginaMedicalCentre.

Ourbooks will be open over wintertoenrol new

eligiblepatients. Ourdoctors andstaffoperate a

comprehensive family orientatedpractice forall

membersofthe community.

To enrolcontactreception ph 03 3083066

3-year-old female

tabby(spayed),

very friendly.

Barn cats available.

Food donations greatly appreciated.

Tuesday-Saturday

9:30am -noon

Phone 308 4432 or

027 332 9286

Kindly sponsored by

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Peter Blacklow

TradeZone is proud to be supporting Blue September.

PETE’S

PICK

Full range of engineeringsuppliesand accessories forall your repairs

&maintenance. Kerrickhot &cold waterblasters &industrialvacuum cleaners.

Essetiwelders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of TrailerEquipment.

Locally owned &operated family business for 67 years

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

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

NewZealandArmyBand Live –UNCLASSIFIED

Friday 18th September 7-30pm

Join the New Zealand Army Band in Concert

for amemorable evening of music. This variety

concert will feature world class vocal and

instrumental soloists and include Big Band,

Classical and Brass Band music for all ages.

Adults $25 /Senior $20 /Child under 18 $10

Family 2Adults &2Children $60 (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 asMusical

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)

BOOK

NOW

CRC

ZINC IT

2085

350 G. Rust protection.

$17.70 +GST

ZINC IT

2185

1litre. Rust protection.

$64.10+GST

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.

OpenHat

For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Master Hypnotist Brian Gee

Saturday 17th October 7:30pm

Watching Master Hypnotist Brian Gee perform

his hilarious show is brilliant entertainment for

all ages. Brian has been performing his shows

for over 20 years now and each one is different

and funnier than the previous ones. Bring your

tissues, you won’t stop laughing!

Tickets $25 (fees apply)

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

Free learners licencecourse

• New to thedistrict?

• Liverurally?

• Needadriver’s licence?

We canhelp you!

TheMid Canterbury Rural Driver Licencing Scheme

arerunning another free Learner’s LicenceCourse.

This free course is open to adult newcomersinrural

MidCanterburyand willtake placeinAshburton

beginning Tuesday1st September from 11am –

1pm. We can assist with transportand child care

where needed.

On gaining alearner’s licencewewillbegin

working towardsarestrictedlicenceortoconvert

your international licence. Spaces arelimited so get

in quick.

To register,please contact

Wendy Hewitt,Rural Licencing Coordinator

Phone 03 308 1395ext 228 or 027 611 3301

HospiceMid Canterbury

Dealing withalifelimiting illness?

We can supportyou and

your family to make

everyday count.

Allservices arefree.

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

www.hospicemc.nz facebook hospicemidcanterbury

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2262322

BURNETTSTRANSPORTCATCH UP

Calling all former Burnetts workers,

partners &clients

Remembering thedaysatthe old Burnetts yards

Saturday5September2020 –2pm onwards

Ashburton Racecourse

$5 perperson

Bank: JMNaish38-9015-0134176-09

(useyour first and last name as reference)

or paydirectly to namesbelow

Jane Naish –033082272orText0275265808

tonyjanenaish@gmail.com

Maurice Wotton –027 484 1115

BYODrinks

Kindly sponsored by Wilsons Windscreens

WILSONS

WINDSCREENS

COLLECTING NOW

Good qualitysecondhand furniture,

household,garden and workshop items.

No TVsorcomputers please.

Phone Ron 3085660, John 307 6229, Trevor 3072629

AshburtonPakeke Lions Club Charitable Trust

Serving our Community-Helping LocalCharities

CharityMarketGarage Sale Feb2021.

2302896

2306148

Thurs 20th &Fri 21st

10.00 23 Walks

10.00 This Town

11.45 TheSecret -DaretoDream

11.50 MilitaryWives

1.45 Where’dYou Go Bernadette

1.50 Radioactive

4.00 23 Walks

4.00 TheSecret -DaretoDream

6.00 Where’dYou Go Bernadette

6.00 Unhinged

7.50 MilitaryWives

8.10 This Town

Sat22nd

10.00 Trolls WorldTour

10.00 RedShoes &the 7Dwarfs

11.45 Radioactive

11.50 This Town

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M

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1.40 Tenet

M

1.50 TheSecret -DaretoDream PG

3.50

4.20

6.00

6.15

8.00

8.10

Where’dYou Go Bernadette

23 Walks

Unhinged

This Town

Tenet

MilitaryWives

M

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R16

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Sun 23rd

10.00 Trolls WorldTour G

10.00 RedShoes &the 7Dwarfs G

11.45 Radioactive

11.50 This Town

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1.40 Tenet

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1.50

3.50

TheSecret -DaretoDream PG

Where’dYou Go Bernadette M

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6.15

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Mon24th, Tues 25th

&Wed 26th

10.00 23 Walks

10.00 This Town

11.45 TheSecret -DaretoDream

11.50 MilitaryWives

1.45 Where’dYou Go Bernadette

1.50 Radioactive

4.00 23 Walks

4.00 TheSecret -DaretoDream

6.00 Where’dYou Go Bernadette

6.00 Unhinged

7.50 MilitaryWives

8.10 This Town

NO COMPS

23 Walks,Tenet.

BradfordRoom,

EventCentre.

Tues 25th August

10 am

Dr Jeanine Doherty

(health ethics)

M

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•Home visits on request

Janet Hayes

Ph 308 6951

registered practitioner

Tues 1st Sept

10 am

Prof Joseph Boden

(marijuana referendum)

Visitors welcome -$5

Phone 308 7664

199 Burnett Street

Ashburton

2229804

2306374

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4door sedan

$9,995

HONDA NISSAN TOYOTA

2006 HONDAINSPIRE AVANZARE, 3000 cc,4door,abs,air con,

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

2013 HONDACR-V24G, auto5door,ABS, cruise control,

alloys,tow bar, 66,000 kms, 2400cc..................................... $22,995

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

spoiler,95,000 kms, 2000cc....................................................... $8,995

2007 HONDACR-V 4WDZX, 2400 cc,ABS, air con, climate control,

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

MITSUBISHI

2016 MITSIBUSHIPAJEROSPORT VRX,2400cc, cruise control,

reverse sensors,tow bar,fully loaded ...............................$34,995

SUBARU

2011 SUBARU FORRESTER,2000 cc,4WD,ABS, twin air bags,

97,000 kms..................................................................................$11,995

2011 SUBARU LEGACY WAGON, 2.5i, 2500 cc,ABS, new cam belt,

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

2015 SUBARU IMPREZA, 1.6i, 1600 cc,sport wagon, ABS, cam

chain, air con..............................................................................$11,995

2015 SUBARUIMPREZA, 1.6i, 1600 cc station wagon, ABS, air con,

rear spoiler,5000kms ..............................................................$12,995

2006 NISSANCUBE 15M, 5door,petrol,air con, ABS, CD changer,

42,300 kms, 1500cc....................................................................... $7,495

2014 NISSANLATIO B, auto, idlingstop, twin air bags,ABS,4door,

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

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

2007 NISSANSKYLINE 350 GT,3500cc, auto, paddle shift, 18in

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

2013 NISSANBLUEBIRD, twin air bags,ABS, air con, 46,000kms .....

$11,995

2013 NISSAN SYLPHYX,1800cc, air con, ABS, push start, auto,

46,000 kms .................................................................. $11,995

2006 NISSAN BLUEBIRD SYLPHY20S, 2000cc,ABS, air con, climate

control, 11,800kms ....................................................................... $9,995

TRADE-INSPECIALS

1992 FORD COURIER UTE, diesel flatdeck................................. $3,995

2004 FORD FOCUS, 5door,5spped............................................. $2,995

1995 NISSAN PULSAR, auto, hatchback..................................... $2,495

2007 TOYOTA PRIUSSTOURING, hybrid,alloys,reverse camera,

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

2007 TOYOTA BLADE G, 5door,ABS, air con, bodykit,rearspoiler,

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

2009 TOYOTA ESTIMA HYBRID X4WD, 5door,8seater, ABS,air

con, auto, rear spoiler, cruise control, 133,450 kms, 2400cc,

alloys................................................................................................$14,995

2013 TOYOTA PRIUS L, 5door,ABS, air con, petrol,parking sensors,

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

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

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

2006 TOYOTA RUSH G, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, climatecontrol,

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

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

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

2012 TOYOTA VITZ F, 1300cc,hatchback,air con, ABS,climate

control..........................................................................................$11,995

2013 TOYOTA AQUA G, 1500cc, ABS, Aircontrol,twinair bags,

cam chain ....................................................................................$10,995

BMW

2007 BMW X5, 3000 cc,deisel,ABS,twin air bags,parking sensors,

cruise control, 4X4 ........................................................................... SOLD

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