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Treetop

test for

climbers

Lettuce-growers

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Happy snappers

out and about

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Thirty tree climbers will show

speed,skills andtechnique at

aregional competitionin

AshburtonDomain next

month.

It is the the firsttime the

long­running competitionhas

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Ribs

Competitive climbers are coming to the Ashburton Domain next month. Photo: Richard Tregoweth.

been held here and the public

is welcome to watch

competitorsperform in the

tree­tops.

Five trees have been

selected for thecompetition

and another will be used for

kids climbing.

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The action will take place in

acompact area of thedomain

near the WestStreet car park

andsculpture area on

September 12 and 13.

South Island event coordinator

BenFentiman said

threeregionalfinalswere

beingon the North Island and

just oneonthe South Island.

Ashburton had been chosen

this year because of its central

location and for the quality of

treesinthe domain.

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Warren Galletly has spent the past 42

yearsbeingcustodian to hisfather

Stanley’s historic WW2memorabilia

and lastweek he handed someof

those items to the Ashburton

Aviation Museumfor safeguarding

and display.

They included an airforce great

coat, pilot notebook, photographs

and aWW2trunk.

Stanley ­orflying officerSW

Galletly No. 425894 ­was asecond

generation sheep farmer from Hinds

Arundel Road, at Ealing, justsouth

of Ashburton. He wasthe youngest

child of 13 born to Harrietand John

(knownasJack) Galletly.

Stanley enlisted in May 1942 and

learned to fly Tiger Moth planes at

Ashburton Airfield trainingbase

during WW2.

He formedsolid friendships

during the training time with other

Mid Cantabrians alsotraining,

Warren said.

He waseventually deployed

overseas but duringhis lifetimewas

very reserved aboutsharinghis

wartimestories so there arestill

some gapsonhis wartime activities.

Warren’s younger brother Melvin

plans to researchthe entries on

Stanley’s logbooksfor more insight.

They do know he was apilot

instructoronthe Isle of Man, midway

between Ireland andEngland, and

trainedother pilots to fly, including

Polish airmen.

Stanley wasalso acommissioned

officerand kept on in theUnited

Kingdomafterthewar ended.

He flew an ArvoAnson,aBritish

builttwin­engined,multi­role

aircraft, while there.

‘‘Hedidn’t talk alot about what he

did in thewar ... to him it was a

matter which someone had to deal

withit,’’ Warrensaid.

Domain challenge for top tree climbers

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The Ashburton Domain iswellknown

in arborist circles andit

featuressome magnificent trees.

Cedars, oaks and elmhave been

chosenfor the competition, which

containedfive elements that helped

simulate thework of arborists.

Most of the competitors were

arborists, butthere were acouple

who just liked to climb.

Mr Fentiman, alecturerinnatural

resourcesand arboriculture at Otago

Polytechnic,said the competition

included an aerial rescue of a

dummy, that would see competitors

Ashburton Aviation Museum president Warren Janett (left) and Warren

Galletly with his father Stanley’s WW2 trunk.

Warren, who grew up in Mid

Canterburybut nowlives in

Christchurch, was keen for his

father’s wartimehistory to be shared

as time was moving on. He has more

items for the museum which he will

getready fordisplay, such as his

father’s commission certificate

signed by King George VI and his war

medals.

Stanleyeventually returnedtothe

homefarm in 1947 and met four­yearold

son Warren for the first time.

He never flew again.

He carried on farming, alongside

wife Muriel, and died 1978. She died

in 1979.

‘‘His resting place is just downthe

road in the AshburtonCemetery, but

Isensed that he was landing his

beloved Tiger Moththere withus

(today),’’ Warren said.

talkthrough the rescue process, a

timed and scored climb where

climbers rang the bell at various

stations, andabelayspeedclimb.

There wasalso atimedascent up

15m of ropes andachallenge where

climberswould throw lines at targets.

‘‘It’s exciting stuff to watch and

spectators are very welcome to check

out the action.’’

Mr Fentiman said therewould be

stricthealthand safetyprotocol in

place.

Each event would be taped off and

only climbers andjudges were

allowed in thearea.

As well as ahealthand safety plan,

Flying Officer Stanley Galletly.

there wouldbestrict scrutiny of

climbers’equipment and arisk

assessment carried outonthe trees

being used.

He said organisers had received

good supportfrom the Ashburton

DistrictCouncil.

The competition runs on

September 12 from9am until

around 4pm. The following day, the

topplacing tree climbers will be

tested in the Masters Challenge,

which will decide the final winners.

The competition is supported by

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Georgie and Dave Wade are

glass half­full people.

Theiroptimism has comein

handyinthe past 12 months.

Thecouple movedfrom

Temuka to Ashburton last

September after buying the

hydroponic lettucebusiness

know as AshburtonHydroponic

Growers ­theyhave stuck with

the known brand name and they

arecalling their business

Lettuce Bee Healthy.

In November their

glasshouses andoutbuildings

wereseverely damaged by hail

andthen in February orders for

theirgourmet lettuces

decreased andthen stopped as

the covid pandemicstarted to

takeeffect.

Just as restaurant andcafe

sales began to pick up after

lockdown, their gateside stall

wasransacked and money

stolen.

Georgie says they havebeen

tested but are surviving; they

are continuing to trial new

optionsintheir hydroponic

glasshouses, which once

successful will be available to

their customers.

Sheworks for Midlands as

their HR/HS adviser and

husband Dave has beenthe

main fixerand grower, putting

his years of commercial

gardeningexperiencetogood

use. The businesswas started

by PaulineandRoger Withell

about 25 years ago and run by

Paulineafter hisdeath five

years ago.

Georgie said she and Dave

wereenjoying the lettucegrowinglifestyle,

despite the

hiccups.

They have their lettuces

grown from seeds through

QuikStart Seedlings in West

Melton and then grown

hydroponically (in water). The

different glasshouses and

plastic tunnel­houses arefull of

lettuces at different stagesof

growth;ittakes about five

weeksfor theplants to mature,

when they are harvested,

bagged and delivered to

Ashburtonrestaurants, cafes

andsupermarkets for sale.

Georgiesaidlast November’s

hail broke about 40 percent of

glassinthe glasshouses;the

damagedproduct and broken

glass had to be dumped.

Daveset about managing the

repairsand the growing

continued until about

February,when international

tourism began to drop offas

covid spread around the world.

Then NewZealand locked

downand ordersstopped.

The Wades’ sheepfeastedon

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Left: Georgie Wade with some

of the gourmet lettuces being

grown in their commercial

glasshouses.

gourmet lettuce but the couple

had to keep the growingcycle

going.

‘‘There’s beenalot of

unforeseen things happen,’’

Georgie said.‘‘Wewere in abit

of aspiral as you can’t plan but

we knewwehad to carry on

growing so we would continue

to have aharvest available.’’

After lockdown, theorders

startedcomingback.

She said the past 12 months

had beenasteep learningcurve

as they got to grips with the

business requirementsand

gave some lovetoageing

infrastructure.

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times,but we are here and we

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Agroup of happysnappers from

Hampstead School are learningand

developing an eye for agood photo.

The group of 18 have been learning

about photography and have taken

hundreds of photossince the

beginning of term.

Theycome together as an interest

group after school and are collating

photosfor aphotography competition

running throughthe Ashburton A&P

Show. Photos will be sorted and

discussed and the best of the best

selected for entry by early October.

The youngphotographers are

mentored by teachers Lois Eaton and

Hannah Duffell.

Mrs Eaton has been akeen

photographer for the pastfive years

and attended classes at the Methven

Summer School. She said most of the

students used school cameras and

took between 50 and 120 photos at

each weekly session.

The school usually purchased two

new cameras ayear and had built up

good stocks.

Nothing was off­limits in termsof

the subjects being snapped by the

childrenand they were encouraged

to learn as they go.

Students who had been involved

last year had acquired some useful

skills, not least the realisation that

they neededtohold the camera

steady to get agood photo.

Conditionsfor agroup trip to

Ashburton Domain on Monday were

dull and overcast, and perfect for

capturing the area’s natural beauty.

The young photographers started

their photographicjourney by taking

photos at school. They have since

visited afarm and haveatrip to

Orana Park planned next month.

Kea sighting causes skifield celebration

Mt Hutt road crew member Badger with

the young kea he spotted on Sunday.

Photo: Mt Hutt skifield.

Ajuvenile male kea, the firsttobe

seenatMtHutt skifield in three

years,paid avisittothe mountain

on Sunday.

The native alpineparrot was

spotted by Mt Hutt roadcrew

member Badgerwhen he was out

monitoringthe roads.

Mt Huttski area manager James

McKenzie said watching staff react

to the news was aspecialmoment.

‘‘As soon as the call wentout on

the radio from Badger our whole

team startedcelebrating.’’

One of Mt Hutt’s goals is to bring

native birds likethe keaand the

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“It’s awesome to see kea back

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environmentfor our native birds to

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Dog complaints

down over year

Fivedangerous dogs and 58 menacing dogsare

among the 6891 registeredcanines in the

Ashburton District.

Four dogs were classified as dangerouson

the basis of sworn evidence and one by the

admissionofits owner. The 58 menacing dogs

included36 by their behaviour and therest by

breed.

Council staff prepare an annual dogreport,

which is beforethe environmental services

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Staff received 684 complaintsabout dogs in

the past year, downfrom 830 the yearbefore.

There were 32 reports of attacks (down from

44), 88 for wandering (downfrom 106) and362

for wandering dogs (down from 399).

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Low vision no votingbarrier

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Have you ever wondered how you

vote when you can’tsee aballot

paper?

It’s aproblem for Ashburton’s

Marilyn Galletlyatelection timebut

she trusts her husbandRon to tick the

boxes she wants.The pair take

advantage of advance votingtomake

theprocess easier and he assistsher

in the polling booth.

Marilyn,75, listens to the radio and

television to keepupwithpolitical

newsthat helpsinform herdecision

and she and Ron are planning to

attend the Ashburton meet­thecandidates

meeting on September 30.

Marilyn was born with arare eye

disorder that affectedher retina. She

is legally blind and needs Ron’s

guiding hand to walk around their

GlassworksRoad lifestyle property.

‘‘Ithas got worseover the years.’’

She wore glasses from theage of

twobut abandonedthem in 1987.But

poor vision didn’t stop her trainingas

apsychopedic nurse whenshe lived

in Nelson nor votingingeneral

elections over the years.

Marilyn and Ron, aMid Canterbury

farm boy, married in 1968 and moved

to Ashburton in 1991, wherethey

farmed until retiringtotown.

She is acommitteemember of the

local BlindLow Vision NZ group

(formerly theBlind Foundation) and

goes to monthly meetings. The group

hasabout 80 members witheye

conditions like macular

degenerationand glaucoma that stop

them from seeingwell.

The 2020 election had plenty of

drama, enhanced by Covid­19, but

being blind was no excusefor not

keeping informed or voting,she said.

Marilyn Galletly at her Ashburton home.

‘‘If you don’tvote, you can’t complain

aboutwho you get.’’

The Electoral Commission has

audio and largeprint information

available for visually­impaired

voters,who will be askedtopick an

MP in their electorate, castaparty

vote, and voteinreferendums on

cannabis and end­of­life choices.

Blind Low Visionmembers canalso

access informationabout the election

and referendums from its telephone

informationservice.

Members canalso registertovote

by telephone.

Blind Low Visionaccess and

awareness advisorChris Orr, who is

blind,says telephonevoting is the

only way asecret vote canbecast by

peoplewho can’t see.

“I have voted since 1975 and

someone used tohavetocomeinto

the polling boothwith me. Youwould

have to place alot of trust into that

person that they were followingyour

wishes.

“It wasquite uplifting when the

telephone voting came in.”

People who areblind, deafblind or

havelow vision have to register to

vote by telephone, then they are given

aregistrationnumber.

Theelectoral officialdoesn’t ask

forthe person’s name, but instead

gets theperson to answerasecret

question they selectedwhen they

registered. They then read out the

selectiontomake the vote.

Ashburton

September

17, 18, 21, 22 &23

2303923

Night-time closure for domain?

The Ashburton Domain will be closed

to vehicles at nightifAshburton

District Councillors agreeitisaway

to stopvandalism in the park.

Council’scommunity services

committee willdiscuss a

recommendation thatthe domain’s

WestStreet entrancebeclosed to

vehiclesfrom11pmto6am year

round.

Therehas been ongoingvandalism

in the domain andrestrictingvehicle

access willreduce crimeand other

unwanted activity there, says acting

openspace managerPaulWilson in a

report for councillors.

Hisreport recommends night

closureand if councillorsagreeat

theirThursday meeting, it will go to

full council later in the yearfor

approval.

WestStreet is the main vehicle

entrance tothe domain and is

currently open24hours aday,but at

night vandalism and otheranti­social

behaviour is known to occurinthe

carpark.

Policehave beenconsulted,

support theclosureofthe domain to

vehiclesafter darkand believeitwill

reduce offending.

Night­time closure would mean the

West Street entrance is closed off by

chainand removable bollards; this

wouldbedonebycouncil’s security

service, who would check the

carparksfor vehicles, escortany out

and lockthe gate.

Signs wouldbeput up advisingof

the night­timeclosure and who to call

to releaseunattended vehicles.

Council cleaning staff would open the

gate at 6am.

Thecost of the extra security

services has not yet been determined

but should be covered by the

anticipatedsavings in reduced

vandalism.

Atoiletblock in the children’s

playground wasvandalised recently

and onecubicleset alight.

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Mill House Kitchen staff member Richard Willan (left) and co­owner Mark Milmine.

Mill House Kitchen open

Taking over the cafe operation

at Ashford Craft Villagewas too

goodanopportunitytomiss,

saysnew tenantMark Milmine.

The newly renamed Mill

House Kitchen opened at the

endoflastweekand is the

secondeatery in town for Mr

Milmine andwife Nicky,who

own andoperate theSomerset

Grocer, abusiness they bought

from AshburtonTrust in 2016.

Mr Milmine said he and his

wifewereexcited by the

opportunity and were up for the

challenge.

They had beeninvolved in

hospitality for over 30 yearsand

believed the new venue was a

‘‘hidden treasure’’.

He said the couple looked

forwardtoputting their mark

on it andgrowing it further.

Mill House Kitchen is open

sevendaysaweekandoffers

breakfast andlunch menus, as

well as cabinet food like cakes

and slices, and drinks.

It is licensed andevening

functionsare afuture option

for the new owners.

‘‘It’s in such agreat location

and it was the outdoor area that

really sold it to us,’’ said Mr

Milmine.

He said there was already a

loyal localfollowing andplenty

of passingtraffic on nearby

SH1.

Anew kitchen had been fitted

after recent restrengthening

work andthedecorwas amix of

modern andtraditional.

Menu offerings include

mushroom gnocchi, risotto,

steamed bao buns, aruben

sandwich and Frenchtoast.

Mr Milmine said Mill House

Kitchen was finding its feet in

terms of systems and recruiting

for another chef and other staff.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

Hadlee here as

guest speaker

Cricket legend Sir Richard

Hadleeisproviding abig

boost for the AshburtonLions

Club on its annualcharitygolf

day.

Sir Richard, regarded as

one of the greatest fast

bowlers in cricketing history,

will be the guest speaker at a

special breakfastonOctober

8then tee off in the golf

tournament later in the day.

Organiser John Richards

said the breakfastand the golf

tournament were two

separate fundraising events,

and tickets would be

available soon.

At the catered breakfast at

the Ashburton Golf Club, Sir

Richard will speak and show

some cricketingmemorabilia;

he will takepartinaquestion

and answersession andalive

radio interview with

Hokonui’s Phill Hooper.

The former NewZealand

cricketer played86test

matches over 18 years,

captured 431 test wickets and

scoredover 3000 test runs. He

is in remissionafter abattle

with cancer.

Sir Richard is also alongtime

golfer and will take part

in the charity tournament .

The Lions club is raising

funds for the Chris Ruth

Centre Trust and the

Ashburton River cycle track;

the trust helpsadults with

Richard Hadlee.

7

highneeds disabilities.

The golf tournamentlast

year raised about$15,000.

Mr Richardscalled on his

friendSir Richard to be part

of the occasion.The pair met

whenthecricketer was a

patron of Mr Richards’

restaurantatHanmer

Springs.

He described himasatop

bloke,who had kindly

donated his time.

Tickets to thebreakfastare

$35 each andare open to the

public. Numbers are being

capped at 100 but more will

be available if covid

restriction levels ease.

Businessesare encouraged

to pay$250 to sponsor ateam

of four in the golftournament.

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Survey to gauge youth health

Honestfeedback is soughtas

BASEYouth Centre andHype

Health Centre join forces for

an online survey asking young

people in the district about

their healthcare needs.

The surveyisseeking

evidential data to support a

future YouthOne Stop Shop

(YOSS) in Ashburton and

provide betterprimary

healthcare alongside the

current youth drop in centre.

BASE co­ordinator Jenny

Rae said the survey was aimed

at those aged 13­24 andhad

been posted on social media

and sent to schools.

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Continuing to support locals

alongside caretaker MP

MattDoocey.

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rangitatamp@parliament.govt.nz

Authorised by Matt Doocey MP

for Waimakariri, Level 1,Conway

Lane, Rangiora.

totally confidential and honest

feedbackwas needed.

It would run for the next

month.

After just two days there had

been70respondents, MrsRae

said.

‘‘We’d like as large a

response as possible because

thenwe’ll haveabetteridea of

the needs andwhat is

missing.’’

She saidthe results of the

surveywere likelytoshow

gapsinthe systemfor youth

health care andthe need for

more to be done.

Sexual health and mental

health support were among

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those needs.

‘‘Local youth matter andthey

deserve the sameservices that

can be accessed in the bigger

centres.’’

The family planning service

operating at Community

House Mid Canterbury was

closed in June lastyear.

Thatservice is nowprovided

over the phone.

Services can be provided

throughaGP andHype offers

some help.

Hypeco­ordinator Sheree

Kershaw said there had been

an increase in sexually

transmissible infections and

teen pregnancies heresince

the closure of the family

planning service.

Some 20 percent of

interactions at Hypeover the

past 12 months had been

sexual health related.

Shesaid afuture one­stop

shop for youth healthwould

make services accessible in a

youth­friendly environment

and with arangeofoptions for

support.

Data from the youth health

survey will be collatedand

possible funding options

investigated.

Thesurvey can be found on

both the BASEandHype

Facebook pages.

Having fun at the playgroup session on Monday were (from left) Kal Smitheram,

Elsie Kenure­Blacker, Stanley Kenure­Blacker, Felicity Varlow, Lyra Martin and

Reya­June Neil.

Support for parents, babies

AshburtonParents Centre is now in its

31st year and continues to support

families in thedistrict through a

variety of courses,programmesand

playgroup sessions.

Therewere 14 under­fives at

Monday’splaygroupgathering, a

session that runsfrom10amuntilnoon

and is free to everyone,including nonmembers.

Parents centre committeemember

Claire Smitheramsaid parents could

enjoy ashared morningtea andchat

andalso find outmore about what the

centre was allabout.

The children enjoyed the run of the

place and everyone waswelcome, she

said.

The centre runsfreechildbirth

education classes andthe longrunning

and popular music and

movementclasses.

Anew Babyand You course, aimed

at new parents with babies fromzero

to three months, starts today, andthe

next ante­natal class begins on

November 4.

For moreinformation, visit the

Ashburton Parents Centre Facebook

page.

Scarecrow hunt on again

Methven’s Scarecrow Trail is set to

spring up again in the township in the

schoolholidays.

The annual fundraiser will runfrom

September 26 until October 11.

It was originallyset down forApril,

but postponed because of Covid­19

lockdown.

The school holiday event is fun for

all thefamily andawaytodiscover

Methven.

Scarecrow huntersofall agesneed

to pick up atrailmap,whichdoubles

as an entry form, fromthe Methven

information hubinthe Mt Hutt

Memorial Hall. Maps cost $10.

Proceeds go to Methven Primary

School.

IN BRIEF

GIRLS GO OUT

Proceeds from aGirl’s Nite Out

event nextmonthinAshburton will

go to Life Educationtohelp fund

educational programmesaround

the district.

TheSeptember 17 eventstartsat

6.45pm and will be held at Todd’sof

Ashburton. It will feature afashion

show, nibblesand spot prizes.

Eight of the 10 models involved

are localteachers and mostwill

maketheircatwalk debut.

Tickets cost $20and can be

ordered through Moyra Whiting

(027 203 5991).

FAIRYLIGHTS

The fairy lights in the treesonEast

Street could be lit for twoweeksin

July to celebrate Matarikiand from

November to mid-January for the

Christmas holidays.Ashburton

peopleare lovingthe lights, which

wereturned on in earlyJuly to boost

spirits following lockdown.

AshburtonDistrictcouncillors will

makeadecision about whentoturn

them on in the future, with options

forChristmas and Matariki, or a

year-roundtrial.

CHOIR POSTPONED

An openevening for those keen to

find outmore about the Mid

Canterbury Choirhas been

postponed due to Covid-19 Level 2

restrictions.

Anew date will be advisedwhen

the Alert Levelreturns to level 1.

ART SHOW ON

Entries are now openfor the

rescheduledAshburton Societyof

Arts Annual Exhibition.

EntriescloseonSeptember 13

andthe art receiving day at

Ashburton Art Gallery is October10.

The openingnightisset for

October 19 and theexhibition runs

untilNovember 13.

Tickets for the opening night will

be available in October.

BURNETTSREUNION

Organisersofthe Burnetts

Transport reunionhavepushed

backtheir eventuntil January

because of covid restrictions. They

are still keentohearfrom people

with workstoriesand will advisethe

new date as soon as possible.

MUSEUM SCENE

The AshburtonMuseum and

HistoricalSocietyhas cancelledits

bi-monthlymeetingonSunday

because of covid restrictions. The

societyhad hoped to have alook

‘‘behind the scenes’’ withmuseum

staff.The next meetingisits AGM

on October 11.The museum’s

winter exhibition is atributeto

architect Billy Thomas, who

designed many Ashburtonhouses -

somestill standing. It willrun until

mid-September.

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Volunteer services manager for Hospice Mid Canterbury Belinda Brand.

Belindafindsnew

hospice calling

Hospice Mid Canterbury’snew

volunteerservices manager

Belinda Brand believes in the

powerofsayingthank you.

She saysthe organisation has

over100 volunteers on its books,

all inspired by wanting to help

those with life­limiting illnesses

or terminal illness,like cancer.

Those vitalvolunteers didnot

seekreward so was pickingupthe

phone to say thanksinpersonwas

important, Belinda said.

She is two weeks into her new

role, after 10 years in asimilar

position with IHC. Shesays

matchingvolunteers to people or

caregivers needing hospice

services waspart of herjob.

Hospice volunteerssit with

clientstogive caregivers abreak,

write biographies, help with

transport or shopping and work in

the Hospice MidCanterbury shop.

They areall vetted,trained and

supported.

Hospice servicesinclude

massage, reiki, relaxation

therapy,reflexologyand

counselling.

Belinda said shewas getting to

know the different groups and

volunteers, andworkingwith the

hospice assessmentteams to

match volunteers withclients.

Volunteers were mostly older

people, withtime, butthey do

range across the ages andshe is

hoping to recruit somemore

younger people.

Duringcovid AlertLevel 2

restrictions, HospiceMid

Canterbury hasnot been able to

holdregulargroup exercise

sessions or its armchair travel

chats.Hospice rooms areopen

though for people who wantto

drop in for achatoradvice.

Volunteers andcounsellors had

been keeping in touch with client

familiesvia thephone and looked

forward to restrictions easing.

Braces check-ups from new space

Mount HuttCollegestudent Josh

McKenzie (in the chair) withBig

Grin Orthodontists crew(from left)

Dr Joseph Petelo, RachaelGregg,

Hannah Cox and Abbey Hall at

their new Ashburton premises on

the corner of Harrison Street and

Belt Road.

It opened last weekto its

orthodontic clients.

Josh, 14, has been under

othodontic care of Big Grin for two

months although Dr Petelo, and

his team, have beentravelling

fromChristchurch to rental space

in Ashburton since2011.

The new dedicated premises

will see the teamcontinue to offer

orthodontic checkups.

They also have along­term plan

to extend intohigh schooldental

therapy and capture under 18s not

being seen by other dentists in

Ashburton,orthrough the

communitydentalvan, which does

notvisit high schools.


Family

Notices

Enquiries

phone

Mary,Jann or

Karen

on 308 7664

or call into

199 Burnett St.

Family Notices

DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS DEATHS

CUTTLE, John Ross: On

August 20, 2020. Peacefully

at home, inNelson. Aged

88 years. Loving husband

of the late Pamelene and

father of Andrea and Glenn

Clarke (Whitsundays, QLD)

Martin and Janet (Methven)

and Nick and Ethel (Sydney).

Loved grandad of Ashleigh,

Kirby, and Mitchell; Heidi,

and Sam; John, Jacob, and

Tom. Loved brother-in-law

of Joy and Murray Isaacs,

Jean and Graham Richards,

the late Robert, and Ann

Woodham and a loved

Uncle of all his nieces and

nephews. Messages to the

Cuttle family c/- MCuttle,

Mt Hutt RD12, Rakaia 7782.

A service to celebrate

John’s life will be held at

our chapel, Cnr East and

Cox Streets, Ashburton

on Monday August 31,

commencing at 11.00am.

Followed by interment at

the Ashburton New Lawn

Cemetery.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

GARNETT, Shirley Avis

(RN, RM): Unexpectedly

but peacefully at Timaru

Hospital on Saturday,

August 22, 2020, in her 85th

year.

Dearly loved mother and

mother-in-law ofPaul and

Jill,Anne andMike Greaney,

and Allan and Caroline,and

adored Grandma Shirley

to Sam, and Skylar, and a

friendtomany.

Will be sadly missed.

Messages to: The Garnett

Family, c/- PO Box 6035,

Ashburton7742.

A private cremation will

be held and a memorial

service for Shirley will take

place when Covid-19 Level

1resumes.

0800 2MEMORY

027 637 1229

LYNN, Vicki Ann; On 22

August, 2020. Passed away

peacefully at Ashburton,

aged 62 years. Much loved

wife ofGrant. Dearly loved

Mum ofStacey and John,

Katrina and Cory,and Jonny.

Loved sister of Bryan, and

treasured Nana of all her

grandchildren. Messages

to the Lynn Family, C/- PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

At Vicki’s request aprivate

cremation has been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

PITHIE, Laurence James

(Laurie): On August

23, 2020, peacefully at

Ashburton Hospital, in his

89th year. Dearly loved

husband and best friend

of Kathie. Much loved

father, father-in-law and

grandad of Pam and Tim

Eaden, Ashleigh and Darcy,

and Brad; Leanne and

Dennis Mably, Ben and

Tania, and Mark and Ashley;

Raewyn and Stu Gray,

Todd, Cameron and Bailey;

Kelvyn and Rachel, Hannah

and Sam. He will be dearly

missed. Thank you to Dr

Sparks and the staff of AAU

and Ward 1 of Ashburton

Hospital for their loving

care ofLaurie.

Messages

to the Pithie Family, C/- PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

At Laurie’s request aprivate

servicehas been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

Supporting the community

96 Tancred Street,Ashburton. Phone 307 8317

RANSON, Lois Margaret,

on August 21st 2020.

Peacefully after a short

illness, aged 79 years.

Dearly loved mother and

mother-in-law of David,

Angela, Michael, Carl, and

Nigel and Wendy, and

much loved grandmother

of all her grandchildren

and great grandchildren.

Messages to the Ranson

Family, c/- P O Box 472,

Ashburton 7740. Aservice

to celebrateLois’ lifewill be

held at our chapel, cnr East

& Cox Streets, Ashburton

on Thursday August 27,

commencing at 2.00pm.

Followed by interment

at the Ashburton New

Lawn Cemetery. To view

Lois’ service go to www.

patersonsfunerals.co.nz,

go to Funeral Notices, then

click on Lois Ranson for the

link.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

Birth notices listed by parents will continue to

be free in the Family Notices column.

Theinitial death noticelodged by afuneral

director will be listed without charge.Therewill

be asmall charge of $15 forsubsequent notices

relatedtothe same death, up to amaximum of

35 wordsand on aper-linebasis afterthat.

Thesame lowcharges apply to other

family notices,suchasengagements,

acknowledgments,inmemoriam notices and

anniversaries.

LREA2008

MCRE

SLOPER, Simon Patrick:

Passed away tragically

on Monday 17th August

2020, aged 34 years. Loved

son of Glenis and the late

David Sloper. Loved father

of Jack. Youngest brother

and brother-in-law toSean

and Sharlene, Andrea and

Mark, Michelle and Russell,

Roxanne and Jonny. Much

loved Uncle of Charnae

and Jesse, Tayler, Daniel

and Casey, Charlie, Oscar

and Harry. Messages to the

Sloper Family c/- POBox

472, Ashburton 7740. The

servicehas beenheld.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

McBRIDE, Irene Elizabeth

(Betty): Julie, Liz and Paul

and families would like

to thank all those who

offered support, flowers,

cards and food after the

sad loss of our dearly loved

mum, gran and greatgran.

Your thoughtfulness

was much appreciated.

As we cannot thank you

all individually, please

accept this as a personal

acknowledgement.

IN MEMORIAM

DEANS, Shane:

May the winds of heaven

blow softly and whisper in

your ear, how much we love

and miss you and wish that

youwerehere.

~ Love Mum, Dad, Daniel

and Aaron

NEWS

10 Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

Taxis ready

for masks

AshburtonTaxis aregearing up for newrules

mandating people to wearmasks on public

transport.

Therules, whichwill include taxis,

rideshare services such as Uber, busesand

aircraft, areexpected to come intoeffect

nextweekalthoughexact details are still

beingworked through.

AshburtonTaxis’ GraemeBentley said

drivers werealreadyequipped with asupply

of masksfor their use andalso had sanitiser

on board to wipedownsurfaces.

Thecompany, which operates 24/7, hasa

fleetofthree mobility vansand fivecars,

althoughnot all are on the roadatthe same

time.

Mr Bentleysaid the national taxi

federationhad sought clarificationonwhat

the newrules meant for taxioperations. He

was expectingtoknow more today.

PrimeMinister Jacinda Ardernannounced

this week that wearing masks would become

mandatory on public transport at AlertLevel

2and above as part of the ongoingplan to

stampout Covid­19.

Testing of people with covid symptomsalso

continuesinAshburton, withatestingfacility

on the grounds of Ashburton Hospital

running Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

from 10amuntil2pm.

The station tested 54 peoplelast weekand

willremain open as government continues to

call for more communitytestingaroundthe

countrytoensure the Auckland clusterhas

not spread.

Ms Ardern said children will notbe

required to wearmasksonpublictransport,

but an exact age is beingworked on. Taxis

and rideshare serviceslikeUber are

included in the rule.

‘‘Wecontinue to ask everyone on public

transportorplanes to wearamask. They

limit thechance for Covid­19, whenitisoften

hardertodistanceyourself and trace

people.’’

People were encouraged peopletoexplore

buying alternatives to single­usemasksif

theycan affordto, or to fashionamask or

facecovering fromthings found at home.

She saidthe type of maskused wasnot

being policed. Advice on differenttypesof

facecoverings are available online.

Complete

Local Care

Since 1982

River consents progress

Just 18 of 88 consents have

been decided by

Environment Canterbury in a

big review of water­takes

from the Ashburton River.

The review was announced

in July last year and farmers

were told their irrigation

consents would be

reconsidered as part of a

long­term aim to improve

flows in the river.

Many farmers asked for an

extension until September

this year to explore

alternative water sources,

like groundwater.

Aprogress report on the

consent review prepared for

the Ashburton Water Zone

Committee said 18 consents

had been decided. Another

28 were likely to reach

decision, 29 were more

significantly affected and

still investigating

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locally owned

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alternatives, and for 10 the

way forward was unclear.

These 10 had chosen not to

engage in the review process.

Three consents were likely

to be withdrawn, for various

reasons including possible

lack of connection to surface

water.

The report said six consent

reviews had been granted

further extensions until

March 2021 and more

2289133

requests for extensions were

expected as some had

experienced delays drilling

new bores and others needed

more time to evaluate

options.

Further extensions were

being granted to consent

holders who were actively

working on plans to assess

the impact of the proposed

new minimum flow.

The review team said

Covid­19 and mycoplasma

bovis had also affected the

wellbeing of some consent

holders and they were

monitoring the situation and

could provide assistance.

Some farmers face big

water delivery and

infrastructure upgrade costs

as aresult of the review and

some are worried areduction

in water­take will affect the

viability of their business.

Bonus bonds go

ANZwill no longer accept new money into its

Dunedin­basedBonus Bonds scheme andwill

winditup by the end of October.

Ben Kelleher, managing directorretail and

business banking at the ANZ, said low interest

rates hadreducedthe investment returnsof

the scheme affectingthe sizeof its prizepool.

Money will be returnedtobondholders.


Hurunui Garden Festival

29th October

to

1stNovember

A bounty of gardens to admire and inspire, will

be on showinthe Hurunuidistrict thisSpring.

The Hurunui Garden Fesval has 17 gardens

on offer, two self-driven tours offthe beaten

track and garden-basedeventstoeducateand

entertain.

It runs from Thursday, October 29 toSunday,

November 1. Visitors wanng to aend have

unl September 6totake advantage of early

bird specials.

Launched in 2018 by agroup of keen local

garden owners tohelp the Hurunui district

recover from the impact ofthe devastang

earthquake ofNovember 2016, the fesval

has become apopular event. Many visitors

makeitalong weekendsotheycan enjoythe

manyaraconsthe district has on offer.

Hurunui Garden FesvalIncorporated (HGF),is

commied to invesng back in itscommunity.

The commiee will give astudent,graduang

fromaHurunuisecondaryschool,ascholarship

to the value of $2000 towards study in

horculture at their choice of University or

Instute ofTechnology, on the occasion of

HGF making areasonable profit.

Seventeen gardens, five of them new to

the event, feature on this year’s fesval

programme. They are in six clusters and

garden owners willbeready to greetyou and

share their stories ofhow they have created

their gardens.

Anew tour, Mysteries of the Waipara Gorge,

complete with iron sculptures, concreons

and moa bones, has been introduced, while

the Hidden Gems from the Lowry Hills tothe

Sea,makes its return.

If youwouldyou like to donate to the Hurunui

Garden Fesval scholarship fund you can do

via atransfertoour bankaccountlistedbelow

- Account name: Hurunui Garden Fesval

Incorporated.

Accountnumber:02-1278-0028459-00.

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Tickets for the tours are $95 per person and

includes morning tea, lunch and aernoon

tea.

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12 Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

RURAL/LIFESTYLE

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

IN BRIEF

PIG WELFARE

An free online programme to enhanceinteractions

between pigs and stockpeople, and minimise

handling-related stressinpigs is being adopted in

New Zealand’s pork sector.

The ProHand Pigs Stockperson training course,

developed by the Animal Welfare Science Centre at

the University of Melbourne, recognisesthe vital role

stockpeople play in thewelfare of pigs.

NZPork and Australian Pork Ltdhave madethe

ProHand course available to pig farm andprocessing

plantstaff in New Zealand. More than180

stockpersons on 17 New Zealand pig farms have

completed the programmesofar.

WILDING PINE REMOVAL

Environment Canterbury will oversee the removal of

invasive wilding pine infestations on the Benmore

Peninsula. They areconsidered aserious pestthreat

and the work was the first step toward returning the

ecosystem to its natural state.

The work is funded by the National Wilding Conifer

Control Programme and will be done by PF Olsen on

behalf of MeridianEnergyand Land Information New

Zealandwho own and manage adjoining areas of

land on the peninsula.

Workwill begin in late August 2020 and is

expectedtofinishinFebruary 2021.

MBOVIS BULK MILK

Ministry for Primary Industries say nationwideBulk

Tank Milk screening in August returned 28 detect

results.Itmeans increasedmovementrestrictions

(NODs) will be issues as on-farm investigations are

carried out to determine theinfection status for these

dairies.

Bulk tank milk screening helpsfind infection

outside the tracing network.

Farmswith detect results will be contactedby

programme staff to workthrough next steps.

Whileit’s difficult to say how manynew infected

dairieswill be identified through spring 2020 bulk

tank milk screening, lastyear around two percent

were foundtobe infected.

WATER REGULATIONS

Federated Farmers is pleased to hearthe

Government is making astart on fixing new water

regulations.

The regulations have already seen Southland

farmers threatentoignore the new requirement to

get resource consents for winter grazing.

‘‘This was going to be entirely unworkable for

Southland farmers, and many others around the

country during cold, wet winters,’’ said Feds water

spokespersonChris Allen.

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said on

Tuesday that changeswill be made on thisissue and

otherrules.

2020 WINNERS

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers

Association haveannounced their 2020 national

award winners. They went to Grant Anderson, of

TransportServices Southland Ltd, whowon the

President’s Award, Ted Usmar, of Waikato-based

WealleansLtd (innovation), Phil Johnson, of

Canterbury Driver Training Ltd (health andsafety)

and Matthew Blomfield (young achievers).

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At the SealesWinslow cheque hand over on Tuesday were staff members Pedro Pereyra, Sidd Kinare, Sergio Gonzalez,

Kathryn Barr, Tony Blackler, Melissa Skene (Cystic Fibrosis Association Canterbury branch chair), Gavin Gardyne,

Kendall Chapman, Jade Ingham, Tyler Stuthridge, Richard Tucker, Keri Neame and Jacob Waller.

Donation to cysticfibrosis

Aclean healthand safety

record at the

SealesWinslowplant south

of Ashburton has benefited

Canterbury Cystic Fibrosis

Association to the tune of

$500.

The plant runs asafety

cross board that identifies

anymonthly health and

Helping the natural world

BY MARY RALSTON

Nature conservation is not

something that just

happens in national parks.

You don’t have to be a

rangerinagreen shirt to

make adifference.

Conservation Week is an

opportunity to think about

what youcandoinyour

localarea.It’s about

increasingawareness of

ourspecial biodiversity,

celebrating ourspecial

plants, animals and

natural places, andgiving

nature ahandwherever

youlive.

Theidea of a

Conservation Week was

started by the New

ZealandScout Association

in 1969,with thegoal of

promotinggreater interest

in the environment andto

encourage people to take

practical actionstolook

after it. This year

Conservation Week was

heldfromthe August 15­23.

What can you do for

Conservation Week? Even

if youmissedthe proper

week,it’s neverabad time

to help our natural world.

Lotsofpeople are

plantingnativesintheir

gardens to attract native

birds,participatingin

plantingdaysand may

even have atrap in the

back yard to help protect

their nativebirds and

lizards from introduced

predators.

Nature really needsa

hand in New Zealand.

Over 40,000speciesof

safety breaches.

When they have aclear

three monthsofno

incidents being recorded,

the companymakes a

donation to achosen

charity.

Staff chooseacharity of

their choice.

Cystic Fibrosis had

NATURE MATTERS

Conservation Week: celebrate the natural world

native plants,birds,fish,

lizards andother species

arethreatened or at riskof

extinction.These range

from theiconic to the

unknown–thevisible

kiwi, Maui dolphin and

black­billed gull to the

obscure Canterbury

knobbled weevil which

was thought to be extinct

since 1924.

Rediscoveredin2004

amongst speargrassat

Burkes Pass, in the

Mackenzie country, this

criticallyendangered

insect was once

widespread in the

special meaning for

SealesWinslowoperations

supportKathryn Barr and

regional manager Tyler

Stuthridge.

‘‘My son Ryan Hamilton

passed away nearlyeight

years ago fromthisillness

at the age of 21.

‘‘Ryan was also Tyler’s

Canterbury region, but is

nowrestricted to one

smallarea witha

population of less than 100

adults.

Does theweevil matter?

Doesthe speargrass

matter? Yes –they’reparts

of the whole andthe whole

is much stronger andmore

resilientifall the bits are

there. Takeour local

“poster bird” theblackbilledgull:

it is

endangered partly

because of predators,

partly because itshabitat

hasbeenchipped away. If

we restored the rivertoits

best mategrowing up and

since kindergarten,’’ said

Ms Barr.

Cystic Fibrosis is an

inherited life­threatening

disorder that damages the

lungs and digestive system.

Treatments may ease

symptoms and reduce

complications.

natural state, without

weeds and withanatural

flow, the gull wouldbreed

more successfully.

Trapping, planting, bird

counts, removingwilding

pines aregreatactivities

to help nature.And just

gettingoutsidebyyourself

or with friends or family

helpsbuild awareness of

howwonderfulthe natural

world is: visit aforest, lake

or tussockgrassland,take

binoculars to the river

mouthtosee thebirds or

go trampingalong one of

the great trackswehave in

our area.


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Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

13

“Why the traditional

agronomic model is broken”

Harry makes aginger splash

Lambing is under way on farmsbig and small in Mid Canterbury, with the weather mostly

playingball. On alifestyle block near Ashburton, this ginger­colouredlamb called Harry was

makingastatement alongside his non­identical twin.

Wholesale Seeds is setting a new

benchmarkfor the industrythrough

its fixed price agronomy model for

fodder beet –SureYield.

Wholesale Seeds CEO, Patrick Davis,

says thetraditionalagronomyservice

deliverymodel lacks accountability.

“We wanted torecreate the model

and offer a solution that delivers

the best possible results for both

parties.”

With Sure Yield, farmers simply

supply the land and set yield targets,

then Wholesale Seeds takes care of

the rest.

“We become the farmer essentially,

and the customer to all of the

external contractors involved in the

process.”

He says the one area in crop

management which significantly

inhibits yield is delaying inputs

because of contention over the cost

of thatinput.

“Byhavingcompleteautonomyover

the process, weare able to optimise

the timing of inputs and input

selection, which is vitally important.”

Sure Yield customer, Rhys Roberts

- Align Farms Group Operations

Manager –isanavid supporter of

the model, having well and truly

achieved target yields in his first

season as partofSureYield.

“Traditionally we held all the risk,and

if acrop didn’t perform we would

have to absorb the cost of that and

make up for it in other areas.”

“We have now offloaded that risk -

entrusting Wholesale Seeds as the

experts who are best positioned to

make the decisions in their specialist

field.”

Patrick says he delivers the results

or he pays, which gives the farmers

real confidence Wholesale Seeds is

committed to delivering the best

result they can.

“Our team of expert agronomists

understand the diverse array

of factors that contribute to a

successful yield, and are well versed

at managing this process seamlessly

forour customers.”

He says if customers can entrust

them with complete control over

their crop,the Wholesale Seeds team

will guarantee the highest level of

attention to detail and acommitted

agronomist in the paddock,who will

ensure the process is optimised for

best results.

“We acknowledge we are accepting

an increased level of risk with a

model like this but thatdoesn’t deter

us.

~Advt

We’recalling time

on thetraditional

agronomicmodel.

Saygoodbye to poor yields usingfixed

pricecropmanagement.

We’reputting ourmoney whereour mouthis,

whereotherswon’t.Eitherwemeetagreed

targetsand budgetorwepay.

Areyou with us?

Andrew Carr

Balshando Farming Ltd.

Give us acalltoday on 03 3079260

or visit wholesaleseeds.co.nz


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Colourful craft shop re­opens

An array of colouredNew

Zealandwool catches the eye

whenyou enter therefitted

AshfordCraft Shop.

The one­stop shop for

textilesupplies relocated

backtoMillHouse on August

15 afterextensiverestrengthening

workinthe

building.

Shopretailteamleader

NicolaBota said the shophad

operated from anearby

buildingsince Level 2

restrictionsand had been very

well supported.

‘‘It’sgreat to backinMill

Housewherethereismore

space to display our wool,

textiles andproducts.’’

Mrs Botasaiddisplayswere

clearer and the space brighter

because of new decoration.

She saidthe craftshopwas a

destinationfor handicraft

enthusiastsand showcased

local and NewZealand made

products.

Displays included awide

range of home­dyed, high

qualityand affordableyarns,

as wellasspinningwheels,

possum and merinoproducts,

books,patterns and

accessories.

There was aweaving studio

at thebackofthe shopwhere

enthusiastswereinvited to sit

and knit.

Feedback fromcustomers

had been verypositive andthe

shop’s residentknitting group

called Sip and Yarn were

looking forwardtoreturning

for amonthly evening

gathering, saidMrs Bota.

Ashford Craft Shop retail team leader Nicola Bota (left) and shop assistant Kate Williams in front

of the wool display.

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Rangitata

intersection

made safer

Drivers are being warned that a

new speed zone on State

Highway 1atRangitata will

come into force on September

9.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

Agency will be using electronic

signs to reduce speed at the

intersection of SH 1and SH79

from 100km/h to 60km/h, to help

prevent deaths and serious

injuries from crashes.

The speed zone technology

activates the electronic signs

when someone is turning into

or out of SH79 and will

temporarily reduce the speed

limit on SH1 from 100 km/h to

60km/h.

“When you see the signs in

action, please slow down to the

limit shown,” said Jim Harland,

Waka Kotahi Director Regional

Relationships.

“This will reduce the risks

around this intersection,

preventing crashes and saving

lives.’’

He said intersection speed

zones had been proven to work

in New Zealand and overseas

and the Rangitata zone was part

of apackage of work to make

the intersection safer.

Barrier arms, lights and bells

were installed at the railway

level crossing near this

intersection in 2019 and the

crossing surface was made

safer. The road shoulder on

SH1 was also widened and an

escape bay created.

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Cadets get hands on ExTop Squadtrophy

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Eight members of the Ashburton Cadet Unit teamed up to show their skills, versatility and

organisational prowess at the recent Ex Top Squad event held at Staveley. The contingent

beat nine other teams of army, air and sea cadets at the challenge and activity weekend.

Pictured (from left) with the Ex Top Squad trophy are LCPL Markus White, LCPL Elizabeth

Hastie, CDT Dylan Smith, VDT Ethan Lewis, LCPL May Penjueli, LCPL Brodyn Gabites (team

leader), CDT Sebastian Van Rooyen and LCPL Eli Orena.

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Range of ideas raised

at start­up workshops

Amobile pizzaoven

business, bespokehealth

and safety planning and

developing Ashburton’s

historic grain store building

into alocal entrepreneurial

hub were some of the ideas

raisedatAra Institute of

Canterbury start­up

workshops.

Ara, in partnership with

the Ashburton District

Council, Te Ohakaand the

Ministry of Awesome held a

seriesofstart­up workshops

earlier this month for Mid

Cantabrians.

The day­longevent in

Ashburton saw arange of

visionary individuals

discuss theirbusiness ideas

with Ministry of Awesome’s

resident entrepreneurial

expertJacob Varghese,

Chamber of Commerce’s

Jason MacRae, Ara Timaru’s

Charlie Auty and Ashburton

District Council staff for the

first of the AugustSouthern

Start­up Workshops @Ara

series. Afollow­up event in

Timaru will be held at a

laterdate.

During event two

financial consultants,who

explored their ideaof

developing the town’s

historic grain store building

into alocal entrepreneurial

hub, received advice to

develop one­to­one events,

talksand meet­upstogauge

interestand develop the

community even before

looking intoaphysical

location.

“Thesetwo were capable

financial professionals who

wanted to give back to their

town and region. In coming

here,they were looking for a

bit of validation, some

confirmation that they were

on to something.This is

what Irefer to as ‘getting

over the chasmwhere ideas

come to die’ ­sometimes all

people need is alittle bit of

direction,and then they’re

enabled to go on to the next

stage” Mr Varghese said.

ATemuka farmer, able to

attend the Ashburton

session, alsosoughtadvice

on developing abusiness to

helpfarmers with effective

modern stock management.

Especially as there was a

range of technology and

software solutions available

to customise informationfor

users.

Mr Varghesewas

enthusiastic aboutthe value

of the workshopevents.

“In the uncertain

economic climate that many

employees existintoday,

and duringatimeof

definitivegovernment

support for technological

and business­process

innovation, now is abetter

timethan ever for

entrepreneurial individuals

to explore theirideas and

bring them to life.”

EA Networks ticks off good year

Community­owned cooperative

EA Networks has

had another successful year,

recording anet profitafter

tax of $8.995m, on revenue of

$58.068m.

The electricity lines

company hadassets valued

at $302m at the end of the

March 2020, up from $284m

on the previous year,and net

assets of $200.931m, up

$7.534m.

Some $2.9mwas given in

consumer discounts,

equating to around$50 per

household.

Maximum network

demandwas 177MW and

607GWh oftotal energy was

consumed.

EA Networks has 19,672

consumer connections and

the total Capex spendinthe

year was $19.6m.

EA Networks will hold its

annual general meeting at

TheGallery,Hotel

Ashburtonat5.30pm on

September 23.


75 yearswithNeumanns Tyres

Brothers Alan and Ian Neumann will

put an asterisk beside 2020 in their

business records to mark the year

their 75-year-old family tyre business

endured Covid-19.

Neumanns Tyres sells and repairs

tyres from 11 stores all over the

South Island and was trucking along

normally until the pandemic hit in

March. Business fell by 60 percent

in the month the country was locked

down but determined to survive,

changes were made and now things

are improving.

Neumanns was an essential service

at Alert Levels 3and 4, allowed to

keep operating so that the farmers and

transport operators distributing goods

to supermarkets around the country

could continue rolling.

Of the 38 staff inthe Ashburton

branch, four were rostered on at a

time in the workshop in case of an

internal Covid-19 outbreak so they

could continue repairing tyres and

selling new ones.

Pandemic or not, the company’s

stellar reputation for great customer

service never waivered.

Alan and Ian said it was essential

milk tankers, agricultural contractors

and transport companies kept moving

goods around the South Island.

Farmers too needed to keep their

tractors and trucks moving.

Now,nearly six months from

lockdown, the brothers are daring to

rethink some planned improvements

to their purpose-built tyre depot and

admin centre.

The building on Wills Street is

10 years old and designed to

accommodate tyre servicing for all

types of vehicles, including two stateof-the-art

wheel alignment machines.

They are looking to the future with

athird generation of Neumanns

stepping up -Alan’sson Vinnie (eight

years with the business) and Ian’s

daughter Emma (11 years) already

having an input into the business

started by their grandfather Len

Neumann in 1945.

Alan says he’ssemi-retired and Ian

would like time to do more fishing,

both brothers are proud of how the

family business has been an good

employer and strong supporters of the

Ashburton District for 75 years.

The business’ origins were on

Havelock Street, where vehicles were

serviced on the footpath and tyres

were repaired upstairs.

Len’sfirst employee, Don Hayes,

carried tyres up the spiral staircase

where liners were stripped off them

to make sleeves while others were

vulcanised. After the war,tyres were

scarce so repair was the main option

for most people!

Len collaborated with local engineer

Cliff Horrell to make tyre-changing

equipment and Neumanns was the

“trial” tyre shop for New Zealand.

These machines, once perfected, were

exported all around the world.

Brothers Ian and Alan Neumann

In 1959, Len bought asection on

Wills Street to relocate and expand

the business, with sales and repairs

extending to the wider business

community and rural areas.

As well as sales and repairs, Len

would always offer friendly advice

and unbeatable after-sales service.

These were the foundation on which

the Wills Street business today is still

based.

Neumanns modern-day callout trucks

are busy,even attending ajob in the

middle of the Rakaia bridge; they find

punctures that have been caused by

all manner of sharp objects, mostly

nails and bolts but sometimes things

such as scissors and screwdrivers.

Under Alan and Ian, the enterprise

has flourished and expanded

exponentially to include Tyre

General Motueka, Nelson, Blenheim,

Amberley,Rangiora, Christchurch,

Temuka, Washdyke and Oamaru.

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Baring Square up for refresh

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Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

17

Baring Square East will be

rejuvenated while the

AshburtonDistrict Council’s

new $51.6 millioncivic centre

and library is built across the

road.

Council is looking for

feedbackonits plans for the

square, which it hopes will be

used more.The plans include a

civic plaza that will leadtothe

new building.

It is proposed that the road

out front will become 30km/h

and be one­way, while the

squarewill feature newpaving

and planting, while keeping

the water feature, the whale

bones,the memorial statues

and, of course, thetownclock.

Theclockwas originally

housed in the tower of theold

Post Office, erected in 1901,

and restored in the 1970s by

the AshburtonLions Clubas

part of theclocktower builtto

mark the county centennial in

1976.

Thesquareitself is named

after William Baring,a

memberofthe first New

Zealand LandAssociation.

One of the memorial statues

celebratesfarmingpioneer

John Grigg, of Longbeach.

Theplanout now for

feedbackisabout keeping

someof theold while looking

to the future. It has been

developedbyAthfield

Architecture.

Communityfeedbackwill

inform thefinal designbut

council is callingfor written

submissions only, and there

will be no publichearings.

Ashburton District Mayor

New Ashburton council group

manager, community services

Steve Fabish.

Baring Square East will be revamped.

Neil Brown says various

features in the square paid

homage to thedistrict's past

and council was proposingto

build on this legacy withaneye

for the future.

‘‘BaringSquare East is areal

focal point for Ashburton. The

clock tower, John Grigg statue,

Boer War memorialand

concrete arbors, whatwe

informally call the

whalebones, all celebrate

parts of our heritage. In recent

times,it's also been used for

events.

‘‘With an important

community facility going up

next door, we wanttomake

sure that the squareis

appropriately integrated into

thedevelopmentinaway that

celebrates our past with some

contemporary elements.’’

People can look at the plans

onlineatcouncil’s website or

front counter and make a

submissionbySeptember16.

Preliminary work on the

civic centre andlibrary site

has begun.Tendersfor the job

are expectedtobereleased

next month.

Council advisedthatBaring

SquareEast Road,between

Havelockand CameronStreet,

will be closedfromMonday for

about two years, while the

projectisunder way.

New manager at council

Anew senior manager has

joined the executive team at

theAshburtonDistrict Council

and willleadthe community

facilities and activities area.

Steve Fabish is the group

manager for community

services, arole that

encompasses EA Networks

Centre, Ashburton Public

Library, Ashburton Art Gallery

andHeritage Centre, customer

services, parks and open

spaces, economic

development, and liaison with

district halls and reserves.

Council chief executive

Hamish Riach says Mr

Fabish’s appointment

completesthe council's

restructuring processwith a

focus on the delivery of

community services.

‘‘We are verypleased to

welcome Steve to the council

andour community. He brings

withhim awealth of local

government and community

servicesexperience, and I'm

sure he will make agreat

contributiontothe

management of ourimportant

front­facingservices and

facilities.’’

Mr Fabish said he looked

forward to working within a

progressive district with

community facilities that were

not often seen in communities

the size of AshburtonDistrict.

Mr Fabish was previously

Hauraki District Council's

group manager ­community

services&development,and

has also worked for Matamata­

Piako DistrictCouncil as their

community facilities manager

and communityfacilities parks

officer. Prior to that, he

operated his own landscaping

company for13years.

Mayor Neil Brown.

Awards

recognise

top effort

Nominations are open for the

AshburtonCommunity Honours

Awards.

The awards aredesigned to

acknowledge contributions to

the district and serveasan

inspirationtoothers.

Theyrecognise individuals

andorganisations.

AshburtonMayor Neil Brown

saysit's importantthat those

who selflessly contribute their

timeand efforts should be

recognised, and that theawards

are the perfectopportunity to

do so.

‘‘Thereare many incredible

people from avariety of diverse

backgrounds in our community

who work selflessly donating

their time for the benefit of

others. Without their

contributions, many of the

activities and services we enjoy

wouldnot happen.’’

The awards areinfour

categories: Mayor's Award for

Public Service, Ashburton

Medal,Civic Awardsand

Honorary Citizens.

Mr Brown, deputymayor Liz

McMillanand councillors Leen

Braam, AngusMcKay and

Stuart Wilson willassess the

nominations and select the

successful recipients.

Volunteers of any age can be

nominated and theycan be

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as school boards, managing or

coaching sporting teams,

assisting with church activities;

conservation projects, helping

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helper with ayouth

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heritage.

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18 Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

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Maureen on track after breast cancer

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Maureen Bishop is counting

herblessings.

Shewentonajourney which

sawbreast cancer found,

removed and treated.

It may have knocked her

immunity forasix,but she is

still here andenjoying life.

‘‘I’mluckyI’m still here,

luckyIfound it, lucky theywere

abletoget to it right away,’’ she

said.

Maureen’s children both live

overseas but she had the

supportofaclosefriend

throughout herdiagnosis and

treatment. Others have offered

to getgroceries or help out

where needed.

‘‘Everyonehas beenso

supportive,’’ shesaid.

Maureen first noticed alump

on her left breastinlate2018

after banging into atree while

gardening.

Abruiseand lumpcame up,

andwhilethe bruiseeventually

went away, the lump didnot.

Havingencouraged afriend

in the pasttohave abreast

lumpchecked out, Maureen

tookher ownadvice andwentto

the GP.

Shewas sent for a

mammogram, ultrasoundand

biopsies.

It was grade three infiltrating

ductal breastcancer and within

amonth she wasinfor surgery

with breastsurgeon Dr Josie

Todd.

Thecancerwas not in the

nodes under her arms.

Prior to her cancer diagnosis

Maureen had regular

mammogramseverysecond

year with the last one when she

was aged 69. Mammograms are

free for peopleuptoage 70.

Maureen was72when

diagnosed.

Sheisnot sureifitwould

have been found,orwould have

even happened without the

gardeningmishap butwas

grateful it was found and

treated.

Shetalks about it freely to

encourage others to gettheir

own lumps checked.

Maureen wasgenerally well

before breast cancer butsince

chemotherapy treatment she

had afew blows, mostly from

treatment andhaving low

immunity.

Shedevelopedpneumonia

while recovering from surgery,

had alung bloodclot and then a

viral infection. At times she was

back in hospital for treatment.

‘‘I reckon I’ve beenin10

different departmentsin

ChristchurchHospital and

none of them are attractive,’’

she said.

It was lousy going through

chemotherapy treatment but

Maureen focused on the end

and returningtonormal.

Shelost her hair and opted to

shave it early.

She nearly chose avibrant

red wigasareplacement hair

piece to using ascarf and

bandanna, but thought it might

be too much andopted for a

traditional style to match her

existing colour.

Her hair hassincegrown

back curlier.

The former journalist who

oncewrote about the virtuesof

Left: Maureen Bishop with

pieces from the necklace,

bracelet and earring set she

made during aCanBead

workshop set up through the

Cancer Society.

the Cancer Societywas full of

praise for them after

experiencing their supportfirst

hand.

She got avolunteer driverfor

three outoffive daily visitsfor

treatmentinChristchurch,and

received petrol vouchersto

help with the other two.

‘‘I’m very gratefulfor that,

verygrateful,’’ she said.

Support also included

freezermealsand baking, and

making connections with others

at workshops.They have

includedaCanBead session, a

Look Good FeelBetter class

and asix­weekyoga relaxation

course, which sheisreally

enjoying.

The CancerSociety had been

wonderful, she said. Evennow

manager Annie Bonifant still

rings regularly to check in on

how she is doing.

And because of their ongoing

support, andtohelp others

throughthe work they do,

Maureen has already puther

hand up to help the Cancer

Society’s annual DaffodilDay

appeal.

She will be collecting on site

at SomersetGrocer on Friday.

TheCancer Society thanks the following

Ashburtonbusinesses forsupporting this page

TRIANGLE

GARAGE LTD

Victoria Street,

The Triangle,

Ashburton

Phone:

(03) 308 6772

Proprietors

Michael &Judith Johnston

2303136

19 J.B. Cullen Drive,

Ashburton

Phone 307 8353

info@mainlandcoachwork.co.nz

www.mainlandcoachwork.co.nz

2305986

96 Tancred Street,Ashburton 03 307 8317

Main Road, Tinwald 03 307 8317

36 McMillan Street, Methven 03 303 3032

rwashburton.co.nz

2305985

24 hour service

7daysaweek

Phone 307 7433

2306493

16 Cass Street,

Ashburton

03 3080387

johnsons.panelpaint@gmail.com

2304630

115 Main South Road

Tinwald,Ashburton

Phone/Fax (03) 307 2354

Email tincanup@xtra.co.nz

www.tinwaldcanvas.co.nz

2305916

Creek Road, Ashburton.

Ph 308 3398

2303153

Smallbone Ashburton

Main South Road,

Tinwald,Ashburton

Ph:03307 9028

www.smallbone.co.nz

Join us on facebook

@smallboneashburton.co.nz

34 Robinson St,

Riverside

Industrial Park,

Ashburton

2305918 Phone 308 6509

2305634

86 Tancred Street,

Ashburton.

Phone (03) 308 6722

2305624

Main South Rd,

Tinwald.

Phone 308 5774

2305920

2305577

HONDA COUNTRY

740 East St, Ashburton

03 308 2030

www.hondacountry.co.nz

m MACROCRAFT

furniture EST 1992

Phone 308 0417

103 South Street,

Ashburton.

2305713

Ashburton

Club &MSA

266 Havelock St,

Ashburton.

Phone308 7149

www.ashburtonclub.co.nz

2305628

TheArcade,Ashburton

Phone 308 1815

2305629

ARTHUR CATES

Ltd.

26 McNally Street,

Riverside Industrial Park,

Ashburton

Phone

3085397

www.arthurcates.co.nz

2303650

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

03 307 2010

admin@ateventcentre.co.nz

211A Wills Street,

Ashburton 7700

2305912

Allenton

PHARMACY

67 Harrison Street

Ashburton

Phone 308 6030

2304109


34 Robinson Street,

Riverside

Industrial Park,

Ashburton.

Phone 308 6415

2305630

The Arcade,

Ashburton

03 307 7340

www.totstoteens.nz

2303643

3081396

470 West Street,

Ashburton

www.atob.co.nz

2303141

91 Archibald Street,

Tinwald,

Ashburton.

Phone 307 2415

2305923

211D Alford Forest Rd

Ashburton

Phone 308 7182

2303143

RakaiaHighway

Weekdays 7am-4.30pm

Saturday 7am -3pm

2303156

ILSON’S

INDSCREENS

wREPAIR OR REPLACE

152 Wills St,

Ashburton

Phone 308 8485

2308498

Flowers &Balloons

of Ashburton

190 East Street,

Ashburton

Phone 308 8945

www.flowersandballoons.co.nz

2303138

163 Tancred Street

Phone 307 6663

2303160

Phone 03 307 8980

455 West Street,

Ashburton

2303133


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NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

19

Gary and Mandy Casey erect agiant daffodil on West Street, to mark Daffodil Day.

Giant daffodils catch rays

The daffodils on the West

Streetgreen have been

standing outmore than usual

this week after20giant yellow

bloomswere planted by the

AshburtonCancerSociety’s

Mandy Casey and her husband

Gary.

The metre­tall blooms have

been raising awareness of the

society’s Daffodil Day

fundraisers this week.

Bunches of freshdaffodils

were delivered to businesses

on Monday; these are usually

delivered by members of the

AshburtonVintage Car Club

butcovid restrictions have

stopped that this year.

Thesame restrictions meant

theANZ bankmovedits

annual quiz to an online

format, andorganisers were

encouraging teamstoeat out

that night to support local

restaurantsand take part in

thequizbywifi.

Mandy said schools and

other groupshad community

fundraisers planned and the

society was grateful fortheir

support.

It is the 30thanniversary of

Daffodil Day.

The giant daffodils on West

Street are made of donated

goods: Placemakers provided

yellow and green paint and

woodenstakes, Mitre 10 and

Property Brokers gavethe

specialwaterproofcardboard

that waspaintedyellow for

the petals. Theinnercup is a

yellow plastic bucket.

Mandy said the Ashburton

District Council had given

permissionfor the bloomsto

be on the grass reserve.

Agri-firm takes

one day at atime

Ashburtonagribusiness

Ruralco is taking nothing for

granted as experts point to

farming and food exports to

hold up the district’s economy

as it recovers fromcovid.

CEORobert Sharkiesaid

Ruralco was fortunate to be in

agriculture,where food supply

remained essential forthe New

Zealandeconomy. Other

businesses had not been so

lucky.

He saidthe co­operative had

an interdependent relationship

with its farmer members, with

both first to feel the pain and

the gain of cycles in

agriculture.

‘‘Allfarmersare facing

challenges to acertain degree

due to Covid­19, however most

still need to keep operating and

we supply the products and

services they needtokeep their

farmsgoing.’’

He saidsupply of someitems

from overseas could be an issue

the longer covid disruption

continued, butRuralco was

working withsupplierswhere

alternatives might be needed.

‘‘Thereisadefinite shift

towardsbuying localand thatis

greatnewsand something we

havealways encouragedwhere

possible.

‘‘We justneed to takeitday by

day, as noneofusknowwhat

the futurewill bring.’’

Mr Sharkie said Ruralco

appreciated its positionand

would keep supporting its

communities.

Ashburton’s agri­sector was a

highlight in Infometrics’

quarterly economic report for

the Ashburton District Council.

Infometricspredicted astrong

dairy pay­outwould bring and

additional $145 milliontothe

districtand that foodexports

would be apillar of strengthin

the yearstocome.

The district’s economy

contracted slightly in the year

to the endofJune,with GDP

declining 0.7 per cent,

compared to Canterbury’s ­2.3

percent and the national­2.1

percent.

Although most economic

indicators weredownfor Mid

Canterbury,non­residential

consentswere up 15.3 per cent,

house priceswere up 7.5 per

centand house saleswere up

0.2 percent in the year to June.

Consumer spendingfell 4.3

percent in the yeartoJune,

compared to a2.8 per cent fall

nationally.

The economic data is

available on council’s website.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 23

27 August 2020

Message From ThePrincipal

COVID-19 Level2

As newsletter information is written close to a

week in advance ofitappearing in print, this

column is therefore not the vehicle to give you

the latest COVIDclassification.

However, we are coping very well at Level 2and

we have reinforced the need for good hygiene

practices and the importanceoftracking.

Our student attendance is pleasing, even despite the usual colds and

tummy bugs doing the rounds.

ImportanceofCollege Exam Week

Next week is avital week for our senior students, with our in-College

exams scheduled.

This year exam results areespecially importantinthe eventstudents are

unable to sit the NCEA exams in November-December (due toareturn

of COVID Level3or4,orunforeseenpersonal circumstances preventing

studentssitting the exams). In this casea‘compassionate consideration’

application would require College assessment and exam results to be

usedtoinformaderivedgrade outcome. This situation would have the

most impact on the subjects which have agreater proportion oftheir

credits available via external exams.

We wishall our students the bestfor these College exams.

Ourvalue of encouraging our studentstobethe best they can be applies

in the followingsituation. If astudentwith learning challengeshas only

one external paper,there can be twokey factors: the first beingthatour

staff have supported the student to turn upfor the exam.This is areal

challenge for students in this situation.The second is for them to pass.

It is important toremember that the student with learning challenges,

who gains an achieved in an external exam, has sometimes worked

harder forthis than the learner who gains multiple Excellence credits.

Parent/Caregiver Information Events

There are two scheduled parent/caregiver information events

planned forlaterthisterm.

AkoInterviews –10September

The first of these is our second round of Ako interviews. These are a

follow-up to themeetings heldinTermOne.

Your meeting will cover: progress during the year,arevisitofcareer or

academic goals, and achance tocatch upasateam (parents/caregiver

+child +Ako teacher).

This event is set for Thursday 10 September from 10:00am to 8:00pm

hereatCollege.Please notenormalclasses willnot operateonthis day.

Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews for Years11-13Students:

15 September

Aweek later onTuesday 15September we have the more traditional

parentteacher interviewsscheduled at the Hotel Ashburton from 2:30-

8:00pm. Please note that Collegewillcloseat1:20pm on thatday.

This is an opportunity to meet with individual subjectteachers andit is

recommended that you especially catch upwith teachers where your

child maybehavingsubjectdifficulties or concerns.

Further details will be pending and bookings for both interviews

will be available on SchoolPoint. Please note that, due totimeframe

contractions from COVID implications, wehave reduced this to one

eveningonly and forsenior students only.

In the Event of Distance-Learning

If New Zealand isrequired toreturn togreater restrictions we feel

confident atCollege that our provisions for distance-learning will meet

the needsofour learners, andparticularly those in Years 11-13who are

working towardsNCEA.

Our Heads of Faculty advise that we can continue with internal

assessment and also preparation for the external exams via distancelearning.

However, weare all hoping that nofurther restrictions will be

necessary.

Ross Preece

Principal •Tumuaki

Remaining StudentPre-Exam Study Nights

These evenings have been run successfully for anumber of years,

where rostered staff are inthe College Library to assist students

with studyand to answerany questionstheymay have.

Remaining Study Nights to takeplaceinthe College Library,

between 7:00pm and 9:00pmare –

Tonight, Thursday 27 August Monday31August

Tuesday01September

Wednesday02September

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

night.

We thank stafffor their timegiven. Traditionallymanystudentstake up

this additionalsupport.

AshColl Way

Information

Transition Department–EventsUpdate

TertiaryStudy Information

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

are gathering information, making decisions, and completing application

processes,asfollows:

Universityand PolytechHalls of Residence Applications

HallsofResidenceapplications areopenonline.

Course Planning for 2021

University liaison staff are visiting College this term to help students plan

theircourseofstudyfor 2021.

Remainingdates are:

Victoria UniversityofWellington – 09 September

Auckland University – 09September

Lincoln University – 09September

Otago Polytech – 09September

Otago University – 16September

Remaining2020 UniversityOpenDays

The current COVID conditions have resulted in amendments to Open Day

information previously publicised.

Please go to the websites forthe latest updates:

•CanterburyUniversity

www.canterbury.ac.nz

•AucklandUniversity

www.auckland.ac.nz

•MasseyUniversity

www.massey.ac.nz

•AUT University

www.aut.ac.nz

Events

Students Judge FairtonSchool Speech

Competitions

FairtonSchool visit information provided by JontySmall,

Ambassador Committee Leader

The goals this committee set at the beginning of the year, inayear which

proved vastly different towhat any of us expected, were to strengthen

the relationships between Ashburton College and our feeder schools

throughout the district.

Suggestions brought tothe table included judging speech competitions,

helping at athletics days and undertaking reading programmes at the

various schools.

Visit to FairtonSchool

On Thursday 13 August Jonty, accompanied by Head Students

Poppy Kilworth and Henry Chapman, went along to Fairton Primary

School to judge their speech

competition.

Henry mentioned that ‘it was

good to go back to the place

where Iwent toschool, and to

listen to some of the competent

speakers’. The competition was

judged on multiple delivery and

content aspects.

(Pictured right): Henry Chapman

and Poppy Kilworth with

Fairton School speech-makers.

Congratulations were giventoall

the winners.

All-in-all our College students said this was agreat day, that also involved

reading to Room One (pictured below) and playing afew games.

Appreciation

Additional to theworkofJonty,Henryand Poppy, FairtonSchool’s Principal

Mike Hill advised College that thestudents did awonderful job and were a

real credit to College as fine role models. Hesaid they were impressive by

their manner,character, enthusiasm and positivefeedback to thestudents.

Appreciation wasalso extendedtoJonty fororganising thevisit.

Congratulations

Merit Certificatefor Luke HayfromUniversity

of Otago Junior Mathematics Competition

Earlier this year ten Ashburton College students entered the University of

Otago Junior Mathematics Competition.

Mathematics teacher Liz Cabout said thatthis is adifficult,writtenproblemsolving

competition.

The pre-set date of the competition was during lockdown, so students

completed the one-hour examination at home, with their work then

scanned and sentaway to be marked.

Events

Year 13 GeographyField Trip to Kaikōura

The annual Year 13 Geography Field Trip to Kaikōura took place from

Wednesday 12-Friday 14August, accompanied by teaching staff members

Annie Lees and Jemma Hurst. Annie said that this is atrip usually made in

late autumn, so the group sawthe peninsulainadifferentseason.

Theclass wasbased at the CanterburyUnderwaterClub LodgeonTorquay

Street,whichisnot quite the working environmentgroups used to have at

the UC lab on the Esplanade, butadequate just the same.

Having studied, in the classroom, interacting natural coastal processes for

ten weeks (back inTerm One before lockdown), itwas time to see if these

really did occur in the‘field’. The group was fortunate to have reasonable

weather conditions whenwalking aroundthe peninsula.

Activitiesatthis time included avoiding seals(!), surveyingslopes, avoiding

seals, not falling over onwet rocks, avoiding seals, field sketches and

observing and analysing thelandscape. Did Annie mention avoidingseals?

She noted that some students were really not very keen on this smelly,

snorting and yawning mammal!

At the South Bay

Reserve (pictured right,

front row,lefttoright):

Hayley Dickson,

Henrik Tawatao,

Jestena Raj,

Isaac Bazley.

(Back row,lefttoright):

Lachlan Kingan,

Ryan Geeson,

Ronan Kenny, Teacher

Annie Lees,

Estēe Aiolupotea,

Harriet Leverton.

(Pictured left): Theseals

at Whalers Bay, where

students undertook

Beach Profile work.

(Pictured above, left toright): At Jimmy Armer’s Beach ready to start the

Beach Profiles exercise: Harriet Leverton, Henrik Tawatao, Hayley Dickson,

Estēe Aiolupotea, Jestena Raj, Ronan Kenny, Annie Lees, Ryan Geeson,

Lachlan Kingan. (Front): Isaac Bazley.

Thegroup travelled

back to Ashburton

on Fridayafternoon,

having successfully

completed

collecting data for

use in an Internal

Research topic,

and moreable to

make connections

between the theory

of coastal processes

and their operation

in the Kaikoura

environment. (Pictured above): From South BaylookingtoAtia Point.

Results

1944 of the best Mathematics students

in New Zealand enteredthe competition,

and several Ashburton College students

scored very well, but the stand-out was

Year 9studentLuke Hay.

Luke achieved agrade of 73 which placed

him in the top 10% of New Zealand

Year 9students and earned him aMerit

Certificate, which was an outstanding

result.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

Congratulations

AdditionalSmokefree Rockquest Successes

forCollege Students

2020 was overall avery successful year for Ashburton College students in the

Smokefree Rockquest competition, music teacher Michael Petrus advised.

Reflecting this year’s COVID-19 alert level restrictions this year’s competitions

were arranged to be online, with musicians recording and submitting their

music via video submission. These were viewed and assessed against all entries

within each region.

Michael said thatthe Year 13 group Empoly8 enteredthe Smokefree Rockquest

competition last year with aslightly different line-up and that, this year, they

added Revival Tuvale on vocals, Zac Woolf on keyboard and Jay Jung on lead

guitar.

The group has been working to craft the songs for the 2020 competition since

the beginning of this year, and are very pleased with the recognition they have

received in both the Smokefree Tangata Beats and Smokefree Rockquest

competitions.

The Year 11 BeforeFour band enteredthe Smokefree Rockquest forthe first time

thisyear and were thrilled to gain the three awards list below.

Previously we reported onImogen Felton’s first placing in the Solo-Duo

categoryofthe Smokefree Rockquest/Tangata BeatsCompetition saying,at

thattime, thatthe Band Categoryresults were due in August.

TheImpressiveList of Band Category Awards from the

TimaruRegional Finals were-

Empoly8 Band:

•Winner: Smokefree Tangata Beats;

•2nd placed Smokefree Rockquest.

•SmokefreeBest Vocals Award –Ocean Waitokia, Revival Tuvale,Joseph Collins.

Band Members: (Pictured below, left toright): Revival Tuvale, Joseph Collins,

Zac Woolf (keyboard), Ocean Waitokia, Scott Thomson (drums), Jay Jung,

Spencer Ifopo.

Before Four Band:

•3rd placed in Smokefree Rockquest.

•Musicianship Award – Aaliyah Power

•ZMBest Song Award

Band Members: (Pictured below, left to right): Aaliyah Power, Bailey Hill (drums),

Marc Calzada, Daemyn Frost.

Coming Events

Alterations due to COVIDchanges will be adviseddirectly to each group as relevant.

August

27 Level2Hospitalitytrip, Hotel Ashburton

Aoraki Girls’Football vRoncalli College,Ashburton

28 Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

South Canterbury Winter Basketball Competition,

SouthernTrustEventsCentre, Timaru

29 Rugby–UCRound 11 Christchurch Boys’High School v

MidCanterburyCombined,Christchurch

31-04 Sept Year 11-13 Exam Week

September

01 Thomson/Whelan Basketball Trophy, AshburtonorChristchurch

02 Girls’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

04 South CanterburyWinterBasketball Competition, SouthernTrust Events

Centre, Timaru

Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

05 Rugby–UCRound 12 MidCanterburyCombined vStBede’s College,

Ashburton

06 NZSS Shooting Championships (Triple S) Round 4

07 Year 10 Hike

08 Year 12/Year 13 In-Zone Careers Bus visit

Thomson/Whelan Basketball Trophy, AshburtonorChristchurch

Junior Skiing,MtHutt

Year 10 Hike

AGS3 Farmbikes Day, Yr12 ACAD Group 1, AshburtonShowgrounds

News

QualityPerformancebyAshHutt Girls’

1st XV RugbyTeam

TheAshHutt Girls1st XV RugbyTeamplayedtheir final round-robin game,

on Wednesday 19 August, againstRoncalli College.

CoachVaughanWardsaid thataCOVID-19 interruptionsaw the cancellation of

the Wednesday12August game against Geraldine High School. Due to this,all

teams received twopoints.Unfortunately this wasagame AshHutt washoping

to take full points from but, following the cancellation, AshHutt was placed in

5th position afterthe fourth round.

Therefore, thatRoncalli game wascrucial to both teams,with the winner taking

a3v4play-off spot.

The match was held at the Hampstead Rugby grounds, whose committee was

thanked for offering to host the match. Unusually warm and dry conditions

added to the already dry grounds, but did allow for some exciting rugby for

those watching from their cars!

Kick-offproveddifficult looking directly into the sun, but AshHutt wasfortunate

enough to come away with alineout which opened the opportunity tostart a

long period of possession, with three excellent tries being scored early, to

MargretEli, Megan Hurleyand TC Trusler-Clark.

Unfortunately, this proved to be the end of the game for Megan Hurley, asshe

suffered aseriousknee injury. Megan is wished all the best foraspeedy recovery.

Roncalli took time to settle into the game but scored twice late in the first half,

and were denied athird due to some determined cover defence brilliance by

Roi Makutu, to forceaknock on one metrefromour line.

AshHutt wasthen able to againcommand possession, and were unluckytohave

not scored again beforehalf-timeshowing abit of ‘whiteline fever’.

AshHutt led 17-12 at half-time.

Further possession and territory from the pumped AshHutt squad kept Roncalli

in their own half for the first fifteen minutes of the second half. This provided

scoring opportunities forsisters Roi and RangiMakutu in mid-field.

Fatigue from some sparked yet another strong comeback from Roncalli, when

holes appeared in our defencelinearound the breakdown. Clever re-startkicks

from Roi Makutu forced errors from Roncalli and again AshHutt was able to

score points from errors, with anawesome piece ofindividual work from everreliable

TC Trusler-Clark to scoremid-way through the second half.

With the score at34-22 to AshHutt, and less than ten minutes to go, another

defensivebreach in our own22saw Roncalli break through and seem certain to

score again, other than for the excellent cover defence from both Roi Makutu

and Naumai Terekia, to force another handling errorfromRoncalli.

Late possession from AshHutt,great handling,and relentless phase playallowed

TC Trusler-Clark to cross the line forher thirdtry of thenight.

Roncalli, however, was determined to finish well and crossed the line again

in the same fashion to close out the scoring for afinal score toAshHutt 39-

Roncalli 29.

Notable mentions from thegamewent to –

Catlin Roberts for her reliable distribution from half back, toLauren Taylor

on her return from concussion, and who offered direction at #10, and to

NaumaiTerekia forher input from fullback,and accurate and dominate defence.

Grace Bleach gave of her continuous hard work and leadership, and newcomer

Gemma Tapurau madeagreat contribution on the leftwing.

3rdv4th Play-Off

At the time of writing this newsletter the team was poised for this important

game,being held at the Alpine Energy Stadium yesterday, against the Waitaki/St

Kevin’s team. We will be able to reportonthis matchinnextweek’s newsletter.

Vaughan said they will be looking to finish well, and that they were pleased to

securethis win.

Unfortunately, due to COVID

Level 2 restrictions only the

1 v 2 playoff will take place,

without spectators.

(Pictured right): Gemma Taylor for

AshHutt trying to stop Roncalli’s

forward momentum, as the ball

rolls loose.

Some KeyForthcoming Dates

November

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

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

16-09 Dec NCEA Exams

Term Dates2020 –Terms Two, Threeand startofTerm Four

Term Three Monday20July -Friday25September

Term Four Monday12October -Thursday 05 November (Year 13)

-Tuesday 10 November (Years11and 12)

-Thursday 03 December (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

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

New dates

for shows

21

New dates havebeen

announced for some

postponed shows at

the AshburtonTrust

Event Centreand

tickets boughtfor the

original show dates

have been

transferred.

The TinaTurner

tribute show Tina–

Simply theBestisnow

confirmed for

November4,the Glow

Showwillhappen on

November 6and The

Ten Tenorsis Roger Farr

rescheduled forApril

17 next year.

Other shows datesconfirmed for2021

include The WorldofMusicals(May6), It’s

onlyRocknRoll Baby(multiple shows in May)

and Herman’s Hermit (September7).

Becauseofthe current uncertainty around

Covid­19,the eventcentre hasset up a

separate ticketsalesrevenue accountto

providesecurity andreassurance forpeople

buyingtickets andtospeed up refunds if they

are needed.

All bookings forthe next couple of weeks

needtomade through the boxoffice, either in

personoronthe phone.

Ticketscan’t be bookedthrough online

partnerTicket Rocket at present because of

online regulations, butthat option willreturn

soon.

Eventcentre manager Roger Farrsaid the

pastfew months had been arollercoasterfor

the industry andconfidence was ‘‘shot’’.

Anumber of future bookings were still on

holdand the event centreand other venuesup

and downthe country were heavily reliant on

areturn to Alert Level 1restrictions as soonas

possible.

Mr Farr urged the publictonot hold off on

booking ticketsfor confirmed shows because if

theydid,those shows couldbecancelled as a

result.

He said Augustatthe event centrewas very

quiet,but September was looking better.

‘‘Likeother businesses, we havetoaccept

whatishappening and manage ourway

through it.

‘‘Ourisanumbers gameand we rely on

people throughthe doors.’’

Golf silverware won

Two Ashburton golfers took home silverware

from the recent Aorangi 9Hole tournament at

the Geraldine Golf Club. Afield of 64,

representing 14 Aorangi and Canterbury clubs,

took part.

Winners included (from left): Lesley Reilly

(Temuka) women’s best nett 70 and over (Uni

Peg Tray) 57­20­37; Murray Lister (Ashburton)

men’s best nett (Lesley Dobbs Tankard)

46­16­30; Judith Tutton (Gleniti) best gross

over the field 43­6­37; Chris Anderson

(Ashburton) 45­9­36 and Di Surridge (Timaru)

absent 55­19­36 best net (Grade 0­38.9); and

Carolyn Harkness (Pleasant Point) Best Net

(Grade 39­54.4) 58­26­32.


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Fibre group showcase works

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton Creative Fibre’s

first ever big publicexhibition

highlights everything from

spinning, dyeingand weaving

through to needlecraft and

felting.

Thegrouphas quietly

operated for thepast 50 years

and the exhibition at

Ashburton Art Gallery

showcases the skills and

creativity of members.

Called Celebrating

Fibrecrafts,itfeatures

garments, blankets,fibre

ornaments, samples, a

crocheted bridal gown in silk

and acollaborative diorama

of Staveley.

The52­membergroup was

formerly known as Ashburton

Spinners andWeavers and

members range in agefrom20

through to those in their 80s.

Members gathermonthly

and at other times for fun,

friendship and creativity, said

long­time member SueAllen.

They were all about using

naturalfibresand working

with traditionalcrafts like

spinning, weaving and

needlecraft.

‘‘You canspin just about

anything and we’ve tried afew

different onesover the years.

‘‘They includehair from

bison, cat, hare,wolf and fibre

from flaxand silk.’’

MrsAllen saidwool, alpaca,

mohair and angora werethe

mostpopular andmore

conventional materials used.

Shehad been aknitter

Ashburton Creative Fibre Group members Margaret Hawkey (left) and Sue Allen at the

Celebrating Fibrecrafts exhibition.

since the age of three andhad

been told shespuninher

sleep.

Fellow fibre group member

Margaret Hawkeysaidshe

hadgot involvedinfibrecraft

whenshe had her second

child and hadenjoyed being

hands­on andcreative over

thepast45years.

Sheenjoyed spinning,

knitting and also dyeing her

own wool.

‘‘We do alot of talking when

we gettogether, butwealso

share patterns, ideasand

materials andwork on

projects at thesametime.’’

Ashburton CreativeFibre

Group willshare its skills and

knowledgewithyoungsters at

aJub Jub Club sessionatthe

art gallery next month. On the

final day of the the

exhibition, September 27,

memberswillrun aspinning

workshopfor adults.

Big swap

coming

Mid Canterbury TimeBank is

holding the Big Spring Swap at the

Sinclair Centre on September 20.

Anyonewith surplus good

quality clothes,books, CDs,

games,plants, toys, kitchen

accessories and otheritems is

encouraged to bring themtothe

Big Swap.

No electrical goodsorlarge

items are allowed,but photos of

large items can be displayed.

Entry is by gold coin at the door

and once you're in, no money

changes hands.

Tokenswill be given for your

goods and can thenbeexchanged

for things you want.

Organiser Kate White saidthe

swap followed the same

principles as TimeBanking itself.

‘‘You give something,receive

somethingand we'reall the richer

for it.’’

Mrs Whitesaid registration on

the day was at 2pm.

Goods wouldbelaid out and

peopleencouraged to lookat

what was offered and then to

share acup of tea and achat.

From 2.30pm tokenscould be

spent,said Mrs White.

From 3pm tokenswould no

longerberequiredand entry was

open to those who don't have

anything to swap.

Mrs Whitesaid the idea was

that people couldenjoy aclean

out, grabnew items and go home

happy.

The event would also enable

peopletofind out more aboutMid

Canterbury TimeBank and what it

offered.

Cast rehearsing songs

Some 55 performersare

practising songsaheadof

October’sRocknPopshow.

The Ashburton TrustEvent

Centre show will feature solid

gold hits fromthe 1960s to 1990s

and is beingdirected by centre

managerRoger Farr. Jo

Castelow is theshow’s musical

director andJessie Thomson

the choreographer.

Shows will be performed on

October 9and 10.

Mr Farrsaid singerswere

busylearning their lines and

were coming together as a

collective on Sunday nights for

acouple of hours.

Rehearsals would be ramped

up frommid­September and

the show wasset to be amusical

trip downmemory lane,with

plenty of well­knowntunes to

get the audiencesinging.

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painting the kitchen and

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Renovating or building newdepends

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circumstances willbeverydifferent

from your neighbour’s.

Building occasionally gets bad

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agoodbuilder ­and there are plenty

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youplan well, it should be plain

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If you are going to build, you have

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It might be that you are interested

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One of thebenefitsofthatisthat

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Manycompanies, these days,offer

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If these interestyou, the companies

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homes.

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The more homes you see, the

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Some designs will fascinate you,

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Spotlighting bathroom trends

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Bathroom Association member

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Trish shareswithusthe

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What doesthe wordtrend

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To me,atrend, is either a

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design, notnecessarily just

kitchens or bathrooms. Atrend

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or be far more enduring.For

example, both ‘Art Nouveau’

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trends butare now verymuch

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Inbathroom design, what

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Industrial looks were very

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However,2020could well

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Bigger desire to create aperfect home

Despite Covid­19 economic

uncertaintyinthe building

industry, arecent survey

commissioned by Stonewood

Homes, showsNew Zealanders

are stillfocusedonproperty.

Many people(36 per cent)

wereconsidering buildinga

new homeinthe next 12

months because they could not

find whattheywanted in the

existing real estatemarket.

Stonewood Homesexecutive

director Steven Zhusaid over

24 per cent of peoplecould not

find whattheywanted in

existing homes and 22 percent

believed buildingahome

provided morevaluefor

money.

Mr Zhusaid results showed

peoplewererealistic about

whattheywillneedtospend in

ordertoget their‘perfect’

home.

“Some52per centofpeople

areprepared to spend between

$300,000­ $500,000whichwill

enablemostpeople to build a

3­4 bedroom,two bathroom,

openplan living andkitchen

homedesign.

‘‘Theyviewanewbuild as

the best waytoget what they

wantfor the pricetheywantto

pay,and across most ofthe

country thisbudgetwill afford

yousomething nice.”

Despite concernsofa

dramatic drop in house prices,

realestate.co.nzdata showsthe

national average askingprice

for houseswas up by 10.3per

centyearonyearinMay to

$724,058 and seven regions

recorded all­timeaverage

askingprice highs.

Property prices remained

stable in June,withanational

average askingprice of

$727,749 –amarginalincrease

of 0.5 per centcompared to

May 2020 and10.4 percent

higherthaninJune 2019.

Mr Zhu saidpeople across a

varietyoflifestyle stages were

lookingfor value in anew

homebuild, with respondents

includingrenterswanting to

buy their firsthome and21per

centofexistinghomeowners

looking to upsize or downsize

respectively.

“Overall, the surveyreveals

NewZealanders remain

optimistic about thenew home

market and those results fit

with the levelofinquiries

we’re seeing, which are up 300

percentfrom the same time

lastyear,”MrZhu said.

Therewas alsorenewed

interestinnew construction

which wasreflected in recent

data from Stats NZ with the

number of new homes

consented nationwide in May

2020increasing 64 per cent

from April, thelargestmonthly

change sinceFebruary1972.

In May2020, thenumber of

new homes consented was

3,554, thehighest number since

May 2019 when 3,724 were

consented.

Mr Zhu said researchalso

highlighted what‘homebodies’

Kiwis were and thatCovid­19

had cemented ourdesire to

create theperfect home.

“Interestingly,lockdownmay

only have reinforced people’s

nesting attitudestowards their

homes, with 43 percent

describing their lifestyleas

one wheretheyloved peace

andquiet andstaying at home.

“Only13per cent of people

liked to entertainfriends and

family regularly, with another

13 per cent happytohave

peopleover to their homes

sometimes.

‘‘Obviously, ourtime athome

hasonlyincreased the focus on

whatpeoplewantfromtheir

homeand how importantitis

to themtoactually achieve it.”

Time at home during Covid­19 lockdown has shown people what

they want in their home.

Perfect house but wrong location, relocate it

When youare moving ahouse,

whetheritisanew or olderone,

thereare many considerations.

If you’re thinking of

relocating ahouse, here’s what

you need to know about the

process.

Moving an old house

Thecostofbuying an old

house for removalcan range

from afew thousand dollars for

atwo room bach to morethan

$100,000 for alarge home.

Thehousemoving company

will generally be responsible

forthe moving permits, thatis,

the costs of movingthe house

overpublic roads. However, the

homeowner is often

responsiblefor buildingand

resourceconsents. Talk it over

with yourmover.

Thecost of placing the house

on the new site, the

foundations,connections to

services, repairs,alterations

and renovations will be alarge

part of your total budget.

Getting readyfor removal

Talkwith the removal

companyand consider the

following:

What is needed to get the

houseoff theexisting section—

trees and other structures may

have to be removed.

If you haven’t already done

so,have the building

structurally assessed beforeit

is moved to ensure it can be

safely transported.

­Anoverdimensionpermit

will be needed to move the

housebyroad. Theseare issued

by the New ZealandTransport

Agency.The permit will

normally be takencare of by the

building removal company, but

makesure this has been done.

For more information, contact

the NewZealandTransport

Agency or visitits website.

Some of the issues associated

with olderhousesthat will

come up when they aretobe

transported include:

­The bearers areoften

undersized andinconsistentfor

floor layout, usually because

olderhomes havehad many

alterations doneover the years

without any attentiongivento

the bearers.

­Brick claddingswill have to

be removedfor relocationand

new claddingsinstalled;this is

an opportunity to install

insulation.

­Foundations don’talways

match up with what’s on the

plan.

­Plumbing andwiringwill

oftenrequirereplacement.

Consents required

Whenyou relocate ahouse,

thereare building consents to

apply for includinguplifting

and reestablishing it

elsewhere.

It’s important to talktoyour

buildingconsentauthority

beforeyou start, and ask for

detailsofits application

requirements. It is besttoapply

forthe building and resource

consents at the sametimeso

that building and

environmentalfactors can be

considered together.

If the place of origin and the

newsite areindifferent local

councilareas, youmay need to

apply to more thanone building

consentauthority.Acode

compliance certificate mustbe

issued for each building

consentafterthe building

consentauthority doesthe final

inspectionand is satisfiedwith

thework.

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First home buyers have many options

You’vesaved enough money for

your first house deposit.

It’s taken some careful

planning and some serious

budgeting butyou set agoal ­

achieved it ­and havebeen to

the bank/mortgage broker and

got yourself the financial

backingtobuy ahome.

Your first home may notbe

your dreamhome. But it could

be an affordable first step on

the ‘property ladder’.

There’s no point owning your

own home if you can’t keep up

with the mortgagerepayments.

Sometimes ‘the worst house

in the best street’ is the way to

go, especially if you are goodat

DIY.

Real estate websites are a

good place to find out how

muchproperties are worthin

different areas. If youwant to

buyanapartment or

townhouse, check your bank

will lendonthese types of

properties not all will.

If you’re buying aproperty as

an investment, as well as a

placetolive, it’s important to

thinkabout resale or rental

potential.

Rental property is

considered ahigher riskby the

banks and they maynot lend as

muchasthey would for a

Buying‘the worsthouse in the best street’isagood way to go.

property you are going to live

in. Consider things like: Is the

house close to public transport

routes? Are there shops and

schools within walking

distance? and Doesthe suburb

have astrong rentalmarket?

Your firstmortgage, or home

loan, will probablybethe

biggest financial commitment

you’ll ever make.

You’ll probably look at

dozens of places beforeyou find

the home you want to buy.

It’s agoodidea to be just as

careful when choosing your

mortgage. Over time, your

repayments could add up to a

lot more thanthe cost of the

home.

There are manytypes of

mortgages, each with its own

interest rate, feesand degreeof

flexibility.

All these things affect how

much the loan costs you and

whenitwill be paid off.

You can shop aroundfor a

mortgage yourself, or use the

(usually free)services of a

qualified mortgagebroker.

Before signingany sale

agreement or mortgage

paperwork you’llneed to get it

looked over by alawyer.

You will alsoneed alawyer to

handle the ‘conveyancing’ once

you buy your house. Fees vary

so shop around.

Abuilder’s report can

identify any possible problems

with the house you’re lookingat

buying. An experienced builder

will find things that the

untrained eyewill miss, and

may save you thousands.

ALand Information

Memorandum (LIM )identifies

any issues with the land the

house is builton. It will identify

issues likedrainage and

landslip risks.

You can order aLIM through

your local council, or your

lawyer will do it for you.

The deposit isjust one of the

costs you willface when you

buy your home. Youwill need

to keepmoneyaside for things

like: moving expenses,

connection fees for phone,

power and internet,

renovations or decorating if

needed, legal expenses and

builder’s reports.

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Helpful plants for

ahealthier home

1: Air quality

Since mostofusspend

about 90 per cent of our time

indoors we should consider

our air quality.

Did you know thatone

plant can filter a10­squaremetrespace?

Houseplantscan assistin

filtering pollutantsfrom our

air.

They do so by absorbing

the toxins and replacing

these toxins withfresh

oxygen, whichinturn gives

you and your family clean air

to breathe.

Not only will houseplants

make your interiors look

amazing, but you can aid

your health by placing

houseplants around your

home and in offices,

bathrooms, and bedrooms.

With the amountsof

pollutants in our air, our

bodiesmust adapt to more

stress.

Scientists have discovered

that houseplants can bring

many health benefits.

This springchoose plants

that willnot only aid your

healthy lifestyle but alsosuit

your interiors.

2: De­stress

Houseplants make you feel

great too!

Plantsare known to lower

blood pressure, reduce

stresslevelsand provide

Financial help available

for earthquake damage

Canterbury homeownersof

on­sold, over­cap properties

are being urgedtoapply for

financialhelp to repair

earthquake damage, and now

they have an extra two

monthstoapply.

Thedeadline hasbeen

extended to October 14,2020

for people whopurchased

houses beforeAugust 14, 2019

and then discovered

unrepaired earthquake

damage to apply for a

government grant through

EQC.

Anyproperties purchased

afterAugust 14, 2019,when

the On­Sold programme was

announced, are not eligible

for the payments.

EQCchief executive Sid

Miller saidthe extensionwas

an opportunity for anyone

who hadboughtahouse

before August 14,2019and

discovered earthquakerelateddamage

toensure

theycould get it repaired.

Thedeadline only applies

to on­sold homes, other

claims such as remedial

works willfollow the normal

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Indoor plants like succulents can absorb toxins and replace

them with fresh oxygen, which in turn gives you and your

family clean air.

mental clarity.

3: Quality sleep

If you struggle to sleep

well,orwake tiredand not

feeling refreshed, why not

try plants in your bedroom?

Houseplants in abedroom

can helpsoothe the space

and purifythe air.

processand more

informationisavailableon

the EQC website.

Mr Miller said it has beena

long­standing concern of

Canterburyresidents that

there are still somehomes

withincomplete repairsor

previouslyundetected

damage,and people had

suffered major disruptions

and stress as aresult.

“Weare working hard to

resolve all outstanding

Canterburyclaims as quickly

as we can, and this extension

is partofthat.

‘‘Last year the Government

putaside$300 millionfor the

On­Soldprogramme so those

homeowners can finally get

on and fix their homes”.

“Wehave already received

more than1000 registrations

forthe programme.”

“This is the last chance for

Canterburyhomeowners,

who bought aproperty after

the earthquakes, to apply for

government assistance to get

their homes repairedaswe

won’t be able to acceptany

applications after October14,

Growing options

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2020

Full sun lovers: cacti, yucca,

succulents, snake plants.

Filtered light: hoyas, pothos

varieties, palms, ZZ plants,

orchids, dracena, peace lily.

Low light options: ferns,

zebrena, some peperomia

types, ZZ plants and peace lily.

2020,” Mr Miller said.

“It’s easytoapply online. If

you are aware of damage get

yourapplicationinassoonas

possible butIwould

encourageall on­sold

homeowners to get

professional advice.

‘‘Once we’ve checked your

property fits the criteria,

we’ll work withyou to get

yourapplicationpaid out as

fastaspossible.”

Mr Millersaid the problem

of on­sold properties

highlights the importanceof

aprofessionalpre­purchase

buildinginspection.

“It’s really important that

buyers andpropertyowners

do notrely on EQCclaims

assessments to assess all

aspects of their property.

‘‘Thesedocuments cannot

replaceapre­purchase

inspectionand may not

identifydamage thatthe

previousowner has not

claimedfor.”

All of the criteriarelating

to the On­Sold programme

can be found on the EQC

website.

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SPRING

2020

Be aware, asbestos may be there

Asbestos was used in

construction materials from the

1920s to the mid­1980s.

Anyonedoinghome

renovations maycome into

contact withit throughsuch

activities as removing or

replacing some typesofroof

tiles,wall claddings, vinyl floor

covering, sprayed fire

protection,decorative ceilings

and roofing membranes.

Anational licensing system

for asbestos removal was

introducedinpast yearsbut no

licenceisrequired for

removing up to 10m2ofnonfriable

asbestos or asbestoscontaining

material over the

whole course of the removal

project for the site or the

asbestoscontaminated dust

associated with this, or any

associated minor volume of

contaminated dust or debris.

Workingwithasbestos or

asbestos­containing material

can be adanger to health.

Special gearshould be used,

and specialcare taken.

TheMinistry of Health

advises usingWorkSafeNew

Zealand (WSNZ) certified

asbestosremovers to perform

restricted work with asbestos.

This is because asbestos fibres

are arisk to health when

inhaled. Safe removal methods

are well knowntoexperienced

specialist firms.

Asbestos­containingmaterial

maybefound in:

­textured ceilings and linings

­asbestos cementsheeting or

cladding

­asbestos­backed floor

covering.

Before you begin any work

involving asbestos material,

use the followingchecklist.

There are defined processes for the removal of asbestos.

Clear the area and

surroundings of people and

pets. Childrenand animals

must be unabletoenter the

area.

Clear the area of any

removableobjects, including

furniture.

Line all other surfaces (i.e.,

floors, walls, fixtures) with

polyethylene film fastened with

strongadhesivetape.

Place clear warning signs to

keeppeopleaway.

Fasten all windows and doors

if workinginside, and seal

around them with tape.

Turn off electricity.

Cover electricalcircuits and

close air conditioning or

ventilation systems.

Weardisposable overalls

(with hood), gloves and shoe

coverings to keep dust off your

clothesand skin.

Protective clothing and

respiratory mask should be

wornatall timesuntil all work

hasbeencompleted andthe

area is fully cleaned up.

Use aP1­P2 type dust

respiratoratall times. Get

expert adviceonthe correct

type of respirator from afirm

that sells safety equipment.

Wettingthe area, usingalowpressure

sprayer, lowersdust

levels ­but never use ahigh

pressure jet.

As part of good work practice

do not eat, drink or smoke while

working with asbestos.

Use heavy­duty polyethylene

bags specially designed for

asbestos waste.You canbuy

these from any asbestos

removal company.Donot use

ordinaryrubbish bags.The bags

should be marked ‘‘contains

asbestos waste’’. Do not allow

waste to build up in the work

areas. Bags should be only half

filled because of therisk of

tearing.

Useavacuumcleanerfitted

withaHEPA (High Efficiency

Particulate Air) filter.

Asbestos dust is adanger to

health.Toreducedust levels

use hand tools ­NOT power

tools or abrasive cutting discs.

Do not sand the surface of

asbestos­cement products

whendry as thiswill release a

lot of dust.

Wetting the material reduces

therelease of dust when

sanding and cutting.Donot use

high­pressure water jets.

When cleaning down

asbestos­cement roofing or

cladding, usealowpressure

watersystem andasoft brush.

NEVERuse water blastingto

clean an asbestos cement

surface. NEVER use any

abrasive methods, such as

sanding.

Theremoval of textured

ceilings needs very careful

control measures. Thedust is

dangerous anditshould not

enter other areas of thehouse.

Using awaterspraying unit,

thoroughly wet theceiling ­

allowingtimefor water to soak

thematerial. This willstop dust

from being released.Adding

detergent to the water will help

saturation.

Scrapethe material from the

ceiling, taking carefor as little

as possible to fall on you.

Ensurethat the material is

kept wet at alltimes.

Bag the asbestoswaste as you

work.

Clean thearea anddisposeof

wasteasmentioned above.

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32 Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

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Back­to­back wins for Ashcoll boys

Twoclose winsintwo nights

hadAshburtonCollegesenior

boys’basketball coach Brian

Kerr reaching for the heart

pills.

The boys survived atense last

39 seconds to beat Burnside

75­71 on Mondaynight then had

to fend off aspirited finish by

Riccarton at home on Tuesday

nighttowin 82­76.

Both games were played

under the no spectator rules as

the sport observes covid

restrictions. Organisers of agegroup

basketball tournaments

around the country, including

Ashburton, arehoping

restrictionswill ease for those

representativeevents to take

place.

Ashburton was to host a

regional under 13 tournament

in October.

The Canterbury secondary

school Thomson Trophy

competition for boys andthe

WhelanTrophy for girlshave

continued, though South Island

school winter tournaments are

off.

Ashcoll’ssenior boys have

been good performersand the

two winsthis weekput them at

third in the bottomsix contest

of division one. Thetop six is

led by St Andrew’s, which

Ashcoll nearly toppled earlier

in theseason.

Thewin on Mondayover

Burnside showed how far the

college side has comethis

season. Earlierinthe year they

lost 91­66 to the city side, but

they got theiroffence working

wellthisweek against

Burnside’s zone defence and

got off to agood start.

Afourth quartercomebackby

Burnsidehad college ahead by

73­71with39secondstoplay.

Missed shots by both teams,a

five­second violationand a

timeout added to the drama and

panic,thenfinally the ball was

tippedand scooped up by

Thomas Patterson who sprinted

away to finish with an easy layup

for Collegetowin 75­71.

AgainstRiccartonon

Tuesdaynight, college

maintained ahealthylead

throughout, but afourth

quartercomebackbythe

visitors at Oxford stadium

caused some angst at the end.

For College, Kambell Stills

had atop game with numerous

Left: Ashcoll’s Kambell Stills

shoots from the free throw line

in Tuesday’s game.

rebounds and 31 points.

Patterson finished with 14

points andpulled out some top

assists along with his good

defensive work.

Riley Sa ended up with12

points andwas strong on the

drive and again hardworkingon

the defensive end.

Kerr saidthat apart from a

couple of lulls in their

defensive intensity, it was

another goodoverall

performance. ‘‘When the fast

break was on they took it, when

it wasn’t they ran their

offensive structures. Theywere

moreconsistent in finding the

open man as well as generating

more assists which is a

highlightofateamstarting to

sync.’’

Tennis stars rewarded

MidCanterbury Tennis coach

JackTiller,talented young

player Diego Quispe­Kim and

the Country Ashburton men’s

divisionone teamhaveall

been recognisedatthe Tennis

Canterbury Awards, in

Christchurch.

Tiller received the club

Left: Canterbury junior male

player of the year Diego

Quispe­Kim at the awards

evening.

Photo: P.Rose

coach of the year award for

his work at the Ashburton

Trust Tennis Centre, where

he started ayear ago. Quispe­

Kim, an AshburtonCollege

student and member of the

Fairton club,was named

junior maleplayer of the year.

PeterLeonard accepted the

award on behalf of the

Country Ashburtonmen’s

team who won the division

one competition.

The awards were held at

Wilding Park.

NOTICE OF HELICOPTER USE

FOR VISUAL INSPECTION OF

TRANSMISSION LINES IN YOUR AREA.

The country team (in black) attack the town goal in the first of two

Year 5girl’s matches played on Sunday.

Town takes on country

Town and country junior hockey

players faced­off in games at the

NBSAshburton Hockey Turfon

Sunday morning.

Year 3and 4boysand girls

teams played 6­a­sidegames for

30 minutes on quarter turf.

They were followed by Year 5

teams that played7­a­side

games for 40 minute on halfturf

pitches.

Clubs wereallocated teams to

coach for the games, which are

seen as fun andaway to play

with players from different

clubs.

Because of the imbalance in

numbers in some agegroups,

somecountrychildren were

placed in townteams.

Players from Years 6, 7and 8

take to the turf thisSunday for

more town versus country

games.

LOCAL LISTENING

Transpower, the owner and operator of

the national grid, will be carrying out a

routine visual maintenance inspection of

transmission lines in your area by helicopter.

We will be undertaking inspections of the

structures on the Glenavy to Waitaki 110kV

line and also our Roxburgh to Islington

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

flying helicopter over the next two months.

Helicopter will be

operating at low

levels in around the

transmission line in

highlighted zone.

Geraldine

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1

Ashburton

Our first flyover dateisplanned for

Monday 31 August 2020.

The helicopter will fly ataconstant speed of

about 30 km/h, starting at Waitaki and will

take approximately 4hours per session.

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Aviemore

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Livingstone

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Helicopter

operating area

Substations

Highways/Roads

Other

transmission lines

Please note this

inspection is weather

dependent, and we

would look to fly the

next day if required.

Peter Mac l 1pm to 6pm

It’s important to us that you are kept informed and updated on our activities.

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33

Mid Canterbury United midfielder Jamie Smitheram leaps high for aheader in Saturday’s

game. Photo: Doug Bovett.

LossdropsMCUnited

to sixth,Halswellnext

MidCanterbury United’s

senior team suffered a2­1

loss toParklandsUnited at

AshburtonDomainon

Saturday.

Aclosefought first half

saw chances for both sides,

but it wasthe visitors that

went into half timewith a1­0

lead.

The first half was marked

by two lengthy stoppages for

injuries.

The first involved anasty

head clash between two

players, whichleft one

playerwith ahead cut and

another helped off and

groggy.Neither playerwas

allowed to return to the

game.

MidCanterbury were slow

outofthe blocks in the

secondhalf andstruggled

againstthe more inventive

away side. Parklands scored

adeserved second goal after

aperiod of heavysustained

pressure.

To their credit Mid

Canterburyimproved over

the last15minutes.

Luke Martin smacked the

ball against the bar and soon

after slotted agoalfrom the

edge of the box.

Thewin leaps Parklands

over MidCanterburyUnited

and into sixth place in the

CanterburyChampionship

League.

MidCanterburyplays an

unbeaten andtable­topping

HalswellsideonSaturday in

Christchurch.

SPORTS DRAWS

RUGBY

Mid Canterbury rugby draw for this

week:

A reminder that game times have

been adjusted to allow bubbles to be

separated. There will be bubbles of 100

maximum at each game. Teams should

not arrive more than 30 minutes before

kick-offtoassist in the management of the

bubbles. The critical point is that bubbles

should not cross over -one spectator per

player.

August 29:

Heartland, Camp Social Event –TBC.

1st XV UC Championship: CBHS v

MC Combined, Christchurch BHS1,

12:00pm.

Colts: Methven/Rakaia v Celtic/

Southern, Rakaia1, 3:00pm, S.Bennett,

M. Tuilaepa, C. Marshall.

Under 18 Combined: Waihora v

MCRU Alps, Rhodes Park field2,

12:45pm.

Under 16 Combined -Playoffs 6v7:

MCRU Alps V Prebbleton, Allenton1,

2:00pm, K.Faalogo. MCRU Plains Bye.

Under 14.5 Combined, Semi Final 2v

3: MCRU Plains v Lincoln, Celtic1,

1:30pm, G. Barr. Playoff 5v8, MCRU

Alps vLeeston, Allenton1, 12:00pm, A.

McGirr.

Under 13, Friday 28 August: Allenton

vSouthern/Tinwald Howden AG, Hinds2,

6:00pm, J. O’Connor. Collegiate Ross

LeadleyBuildingvCeltic, Celtic1, 6:00pm,

M. Tuilaepa. Bye Methven.

Under 11.5: Celtic White v Celtic

Green, Celtic2A, 1:00pm. Collegiate

Cates Grain & Seed v Hampstead,

Collegiate1, 1:00pm. Rakaia vMethven

White, Rakaia1A, 1:15pm. Southern

Coleman v Methven Black, Hinds2A,

12:00pm.

Under 10: Celtic Green v Methven

White, Celtic2B, 1:00pm. Celtic White v

Methven Red, Celtic1A, 12:00pm. Rakaia

v Allenton Trembath Construction,

Rakaia1B, 1:15pm. Southern Four

Seasons Treecare v Methven Black,

Hinds2A, 1:30pm. Tinwald ACE Automotive

vHampstead, Tinwald3, 12:30pm.

Under 9: Celtic vAllenton Engineering

Solutions, Celtic1B, 12:00pm. Rakaia v

Collegiate/Hampstead Regent Cinema,

Rakaia2A, 1:15pm. Southern Hayden

McKenzie Contracting v Methven,

Hinds2B, 12:00pm. Bye Tinwald Moore

Mechanical.

Under 8: Allenton Alpine View v

Methven/Mt Somers, Allenton2, 1:00pm.

Celtic White vRakaia, Celtic3B, 12:00pm.

Southern Busch Joinery v Methven,

Hinds2B, 1:30pm. Tinwald Gluyas Nissan

vCeltic Green, Tinwald4, 12:30pm. Bye

Collegiate/Hampstead.

Under 7: Celtic vAllenton Gold Young

Electrical, Celtic3A, 12:00pm. Collegiate

Ashburton Crane Hire vTinwald Black NZ

Livestock’s, Collegiate2, 1:00pm. Southern

Blue James Doyle Contracting v

Methven, Hinds5A, 1:30pm. Southern

White Rivelea Ag vMethven/Mt Somers,

Hinds5B, 1:30pm. Tinwald Orange Skip 2

it Flooring v Allenton Auto Maroon,

Tinwald1A, 12:30pm. Bye Rakaia.

Under 6: Allenton Gold Ashburton

Plumbing Services vCeltic Green, Allenton3,

1:00pm.

Collegiate Cranfield Glass vTinwald

Orange Canvas, Collegiate3, 1:00pm.

Hampstead v Tinwald Alluvial Black,

Hampstead1A, 12:30pm. Rakaia vAllenton

Maroon Sparrow Family, Rakaia2B,

1:15pm. Southern Blue Matt Wakelin

Contracting vMethven White, Hinds5A,

12:00pm. Southern Red Harcourts Ashburton

v Methven Black, Hinds4,

12:00pm. Southern White Agspread vMt

Somers, Hinds5B, 12:00pm. Tinwald

Cranfield Glass Blue v Celtic White,

Tinwald1B, 12:30pm.

HOCKEY

Mid Canterbury Hockey draw for

August 28-September 2.

Mid Canterbury Hockey NBS Turf is

currently operating under Level 2Covid-

19 restrictions -please ensure you are

familiar with and comply with the guidelines

as currently advertised on the Mid

Canterbury Hockey website: www.mchockey.co.nz/Covid-19.

Small sticks duty club: Allenton Friday

28 August Kiwi Sticks (Yr 5), 3.45 pm

Methven vAllenton Yr 5(Turf a) HKidd,

S Greeson. Wakanui Black v Tinwald

(Turf b) GMuir, RKidd. 4.30 pm Tinwald

Foothills vWakanui Blue (Turf a) GMuir,

HKidd. Tinwald Foothills vWakanui (Turf

b) RKidd S, Greeson Rakaia Yr 5(Bye).

Kiwi Sticks (Yr 6), 5.00 pm Methven

Black v Methven White (Mt Hutt) Coaches.

5.15 pm Collegians D&EvAllenton

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

Rakaia Yr 6 v Tinwald (Turf b) L

Lansdown, JEllis.

1st Grade Women, 6.15 pm Wakanui

v Hampstead Blue (Hampstead, Methven).

7.30 pm Hampstead v Methven

(Wakanui, Hampstead Blue).

Just Hockey SSL Div 1 Boys, Nga

Puna Wai 1, 5.00 pm St Andrew's College

2nd XI v Ashburton College 1st XI

(Umpires supplied).

Small sticks duty club: Allenton. Saturday

29 August, Mini Sticks, 10.15 am

Tinwald Foothills vHampstead (Turf a)

Coaches. Allenton vWakanui Black (Turf

b) Coaches. Methven Yr 4vTinwald (Turf

c) Coaches. Methven Yr 3vWakanui Blue

(Turf d) Coaches.

Fun Sticks, 11.00 am Draws made on

the day (Coaches)

Senior Women, No play

Senior Men, No play

Sunday August 30, 2nd Grade Girls,

No games for top four

1st Grade Men, 4.00 pm Tinwald

Black v Hampstead/Wakanui (Wakanui,

Allenton). 5.25 pm Hampstead Lowcliffe v

Tinwald Orange (Tinwald Black, Hampstead/Wakanui).

6.50 pm Wakanui v

Allenton (Tinwald Orange, Hampstead

Lowcliffe).

Monday 31 August, 2nd Grade Boys,

Tim TA, 6.50 pm Allenton v TBHS

Cowboys (Umpires supplied). Tim AE

6.50 pm Wakanui v St Kevin's 1st XI

(Umpires supplied).

Tuesday September 1, Kwik Sticks

(Yrs 7&8), 4.00 pm Methven vWakanui

Black (M Wilson, B Greer). 5.15 pm

Allenton v Tinwald Orange (L Ellis, G

Oates).6.30 pm Wakanui Blue/Collegians

vTinwald Foothills (A Mitchell, MAmos).

Wednesday September 2, Just Hockey

SSL Div 2Girls, Nunweek Park 3,

7.15 pm Ashburton College 1st XI vSt

Margaret's College Red (Umpires supplied).

Connetics Secondary Schools P

Boys, No play.


SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST

15 Millichamp Street, Ashburton 9:45-10:15am 2 1 2 AHB22767

19 Whiteoak Grove,Tinwald 9:45-10:15am 4 2 3 AHB22718

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

115 Smithfield Rd,Ashburton 10:00-10:30am Section AHB22690

147 McMurdo Street, Tinwald 10:30-11:00am 4 1 2 AHB22766

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

34 Brucefield Avenue, Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 2 1 2 AHB22858

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

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

47 Catherwood Avenue, Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 3 1 1 AHB22869

794 East Street,Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 3 1 3 AHB22885

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

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

73 McMurdo Street, Tinwald 11:45-12:15pm 4 2 6 AHB22748

5PratleyCrescent, Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 3 1 2 AHB22838

55 Short Street, Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 3 1 2 AHB22837

46 Mackie Street, Rakaia 2:00-2:30pm 3 1 2 AHB22865

SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST

34 Brucefield Avenue, Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 2 1 2 AHB22858

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

Open Home

92 Walker Street, Ashburton

If you are looking forafantastic, tidy brick townhouse in

the best location central toAshburton Domain,

Hospital, EA Network Centre, shops and school, then

this is the townhouse foryou. 170sqm home situated

on aspacious 482sqm section with private courtyard,

every room in this tidy home is spacious. It features

an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge. 3good sized

bedrooms, separate toilet &laundry and double internal

garage aswell as new carpet and vinyl in most of the

rooms. Agreat townhouse, in agreat location!

SetDateofSale

closing 4September2020, at

3:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday10:30 -11:00am

Sunday12:30 -1:00pm

3 1 2

Cheryl Fowler

0274 612 614

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22866

Mid CanterburyReal Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

View our listings online at: rwashashburton.co.nz

Open Home

55 Short Street, Ashburton

*Modern style home onaneasycare section

*3double bedrooms

*Open plan kitchen/dining

*Double garage attached

*Yourfirst home or retirement

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22837

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDateofSale

BruceMcPherson

closing 11 September 2020, at 027 438 4250

4:00pm(unless sold prior)

View

Saturday12:00 -12:30pm

3 1 2

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

Open Home

46 Mackie Street, Rakaia

3 1 2

73 McMurdo Street, Tinwald

2 1 0

This warm sunnyhome will tick alot of boxes!!

Set on alarge 1134sqm section youwill love the private

decking, overlooking the secluded garden area. The

property boasts adouble garagewith workshop area, plus

plenty of off street parking.

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22865

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDateofSale

closing 1September 2020, at

3:00pm(unless sold prior)

View

Saturday2:00 -2:30pm

Mark Totty

021 664 113

*Two bedrooms

*Open plan kitchen, dining, living

*Recently modernised bathroom

*Heat pump, underfloor and ceiling insulation

*New floor coverings and updated appliances

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22880

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDateofSale

closing 9September 2020, at

4:00pm(unless sold prior)

View

Saturday11:45 -12:15pm

Denise Russell

0274 329 717

Kim Miller

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

Denise Russell

Sales Consultant

0274 329 717

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


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CLUB NEWS

ASHBURTON COMBINED

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Club memberRobertaGoodgerspoke of her idyllic

childhood on rural Otago Peninsula, attending aone

room school but later bussing to Anderson’s Bay.

Nursing training was in Christchurch before

marrying and raising her three children. She returned

to work as a technician in the ECG department at

Christchurch Hospital and eventually became its

manager.

Roberta had astrong interest in music, dance, and

community organisations, most notably the New

Brighton Pier Trust.

They retired to Bannockburn where vineyards and

wineries were developing. Her husband started a

retirement job and progressed to managing vineyards.

Roberta did community work with COGS before

she and her husband retired again, moving to

Ashburton to be close to family.

Errol gave a presentation on the career of Jim

Burrows, All Black, All Black coach, secondary school

teacher, WW2 Army Brigadier, secondary school

principal, NZ Regular Army Officer commanding

K-force in Korea and Japan, Commander of the

Southern Military District and, on leaving the Army,

Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence.

Main speaker Roger Paterson reminisced about

lifeinAshburton, growing up on Beach Road, attending

Hampstead kindergarten, Hampstead School, and the

Ashburton Technical College.

Roger remembers sheep being driven along

Beach Road and Chalmers Av to Fairton,spud picking

in May and wars between the kids of Beach Road and

Tancred Street.

His sporting memories included athletics, tennis,

rugby and basketball, which became a lifelong

passion. He played regularly for 48 years, was active

in administration,and refereed to ahigh level including

in America and Australia.

He was keen to join the police straight from school

but was advised to do an apprenticeship first. He

served his apprenticeship with renowned cabinet

maker Arthur Stevens learning to design and make

furniture and restore antiques.

Employment as acasket maker led him into the

funeral profession, and he started his own business in

the 1980s. Later he became President of the NZ

Funeral Directors Association.

Roger told us about the many Ashburton community

organisations that he has been involved with,

including the many playhouses hehas built for the

Lions Club’s major raffle; tickets are easily sold to

grandparents!

Meetings second Tuesday of the month, Senior’s

Centre 206 Cameron St, 9.30 am. Visitors welcome.

Phone Andrew 308 5972. ashcomboclub@gmail.com.

Four bedroom beauty

Situated on aquiet cut-de-sac is this1990'stwo storey home

offersplenty of space for the whole family.Westfacing lounge

featuring sliding doorstothe deckenabling you to enjoyindoor

outdoor living in the warmer months while snuggling up by the

log fire in the cooler months. Generousdining area with adjoining

kitchenwith display shelving, large pantry and plenty of storage

throughout. Tiled main entrance with updated carpetsand

freshlypainted this homefeatures one bedroom downstairs plus

main bathroom featuring shower/spa bath andseparate toilet.

Located upstairsyou'llfind three bedroomswithlarge master

bedroom, secondbathroom and office or study nook.

Located upstairs you ll find three bedrooms with large master

bedroom, second bathroom and office or study nook.

pb.co.nz

ASHBURTON GOLF CLUB 9HOLE

GOLF

On August 20 some 37 players participated inthe

Netherby Pharmacy Mixed Round in beautiful sunny

weather. The winner, with the best nett score, was

Peter Woods oncountback from Peter Greening, both

on 30. Followed by Joy Nicholas (31) and André Van

Rooyen, Dick Hansen and Muriel Morgan on 32.

For putting, the winner with 14 putts was Helen

Argyle, on countback from Tonee Hurley and André

Van Rooyen, also with 14 putts. They were closely

followed by eight players with 16 putts each.

Congratulations to the golfers who have qualified

to play in the club championships. Men: Sam Prince,

Eric Weir, Antony White, Gavin Johnston, Stewart

Bennett, Terry O'Reilly, Peter Woods and Murray

Lister. Ladies: Tonee Hurley, Robynne Nicoll, Helen

Argyle and Kate White.

The men's first round will be played today (August

27).

On the same day, the rest of us will play astroke

round sponsored byAccountantz. In September, we

will be starting earlier, meeting at 9:15 am for 9:30 am

tee off. On September 3, we'll play astableford round

sponsored by Flowers @the Gate by Tone'e.

ASHBURTON HORTICULTURAL

SOCIETY

President Trevor welcomed 11 members, and

invited guest Councillor Diane Rawlinson to our 129th

Annual General meeting.

Election of Officers - Patron: Graham Gunn,

President: Joy Jaine, Vice President: Allan Johnstone,

Secretary/Treasurer: Noella Talbot, Committee: Rex

and Pat Tarbotton, Brian Glassey, Norman McDowell,

Trevor and Anne Gamblin, John Hoogweg.

Table Show Awards: Trophies and certificates

presented by Diane Rawlinson.

Lloyd Trophy -most points vegetables and fruit:

Pat Tarbotton 67 points, Rosemary Case 39 points,

John Hoogweg 8points.

Williams Trophy – most points cut flowers: Joy

Jaine 125 points, Pat Tarbotton 99 points, John

Hoogweg 82 points.

Chrysanthemum Trophy – overall points: Pat

Tarbotton 169 points, Joy Jaine 134 points, John

Hoogweg 87 points.

Murdoch Trophy –Decorative: Joy Jaine 3points,

Rosemary Case 2points.

Premier: Joy Jaine 9 points, Surrey Lamont 4

points, Pat Tarbotton and Brian Glassey 3points.

Table show results: John Hoogweg: 6 firsts, 2

seconds 0thirds. Joy Jaine: 5,4,3.Pat Tarbotton: 2,

0, 0. Trevor Gamblin: 1, 1, 2. Anne Gamblin: 0,1,0.

Premier Award: John Hoogweg – Rhodoendron

Fireman Jeff.

ASHBURTON

New Listing

4 2 1 2

Deadline Sale closes Wednesday

2nd September, 2020 at 2.00pm,

(unless sold prior)

View Sat 22 Aug 1.00 -1.30pm

Web pb.co.nz/AU77352

Kirsty Clay

M 027 308 7557

Kirsty Clay

M 027 308 7557

Raffle was won by Mary McCosker and Joy Jaine.

Next meeting on Monday September 28 at 7:30 pm

at the Sports Pavilion, Walnut Avenue. New members

and visitors most welcome.

CYCLING

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers 2020 winter

series training ride No 9, 31 starters.

Over the line first Michael Gallagher23m 41s, 2nd,

Larry Neal 23m 42s, 3rd Rob Redmond 24m 38s, 4th

Don Sutton 25m 29s, 5th Kyle Gray 24m 39s, 6th Rob

Hooper 23m 45s, 7th Ross Templeton 25m 30s, 8th

Michelle Knight 25m 31s, 9th Kristine Marriott 23m

46s, 10th Don Morrison 25m31s, 11th Mike Hansen

25m 31s, 12th Marcel Smithers 25m 32s, 13th Roger

Wilson 27m 42s, 14th Steven Hands 22m 19s F/T,

15th Wayne Clements 22m 20s 2f/t, 16th Michael

Templeton22m 21s 3f/t, 17th Tony Ward 22m 21s 4f/t,

18th John Uden 25m 59s, 19th Nick Grijns 25m 56s,

20th Chris Reid 25m 57s, 21st Doug Coley 25m 58s,

22nd Kerry Clough 31m 39s, 23rd Debbie Skinner 31m

39s, 24th Matt Marshall 26m 42s, 25th Rachel Reid

29m 48s, 26th Colin Teahan 29m 49s, 27th Brian Ellis

29m 49s, 28th Janette Hooper 32m 09s, 29th Ron

Kennedy 32m 36s, 30th Liz Wylie 31m 30s, 31st Brent

Hudson 32m 21s.

Tinwald CyclingU17 Development 3km Time Trial:

1st Oli Nicholls 6m 20s, 2nd Amwolf Artz 6m 39s,

3rd Ryan Gallagher 6m 44s, 4th Tineke Artz 7m 07s,

5th Konrad Artz 7m 16s, 6th Zoe Nicholls 7m 36s, 7th

Eliza McKenzie 7m 42s, 8th Charlotte Neal 7m 54s.

Grade Placings: A, Oli Nicholls,Amwolf Artz, Ryan

Gallagher. B, Konrad Artz, Zoe Nicholls. C, Tineke

Artz, Eliza McKenzie, Charlotte Neal.

11km team drop one rider each round:

Winning team Eliza McKenzie, Tineke Artz,

Konrade Artz, Oli Nicholls, Time 13m 11s. Runner-up,

Charlotte Neal, Zoe Nicholls, Ryan Gallagher, Amwolf

Artz, time 14m 10s.

50m around the cone time trial:

1st Ryan Gallagher 10.28s, 2nd Amwolf Artz

10.38s, 3rd Tineke Artz 11.13s, 4th Konrad Artz

11.40s, 5th Charlotte Neal 13.01s, 6th Eliza McKenzie

13.50s.

Grade Placings: A, Ryan Gallagher, Amwolf Artz.

B, Konrad Artz. C, Tineke Artz, Charlotte Neal, Eliza

McKenzie.

Send your club news to

office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Action from the Rakaia Golf Course.

Foursomes

busy at Rakaia

Seventeen teams from Christchurchto

Timaru and many placesinbetween came

to the Rakaia Golf Course last Friday to

playinaCanadian Foursome

tournament. The weatherunfortunately

wasn’tplayingits part but it didn’t

dampen the spirits and it madefor avery

colourfuldisplay of umbrellas.

Best Gross:JoPeacock and Sue

Newman (Tinwald) 88. Best nett: Teresa

Booker andVal Sisson (Rakaia) 71.7.

Runners­up nett:Jodie Monkand Diane

Annan (Hororata) 74.8.

Third nett: GlendaFrew andAnn

Westgarth (Gleniti) 74.9. 4thnett:Heather

McKimmie andSueWhelan(Ellesmere)

75.2. 5thnett: Sally Laneand Di Bell

(Tinwald) 76.3. 6th nett: Sally Smithand

Sandra Quinn (Rakaia) 76.4. 7th nett:

Frances Mulvey and Willie Powell

(Temuka)76.7. 8th nett: Patricia Knight

andSue Esler (Gleniti) 77.4. 9th nett: Val

Prendergastand Maxine Whiting

(Tinwald) 77.7.

Closest to the pin #6:Vicki Moore

(Ashburton). Closest to thepin #8 Barbara

Roberts (Everglades)

Closest to the pin #15 Frances Mulvey

(Temuka). Closest to the pin #17 Glenda

Frew (Gleniti).

CLASSIFIEDS

Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

BUILDER - specialising in

home renovations and

repair work. We also do

decks, fences and retaining,

plastering and painting,

gardening,

and tree removal. Call

Gavin 021 267 1979

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Ph Cawte

027 418 7955 or Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478.

CARPET 2You -For all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill 0274 914 210

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.

CHIMNEY Sweep. It’s time to

start thinking about it.

Camera inspection carried

out and full inspection

checklist is left for you. Call

Allan 027 209 5026

COMPUTER Problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving,

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

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.

TRADE &SERVICES

ALTERATIONS. Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

FOR: Mobile Sandblasting

Painting

OF: Structural Steel

Trailers

Farm Machinery

Car Parts

Shipping Containers

Concrete, Brick Rendering

Free quotes -Competitive rates

35

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

landscaping 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

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

INTERIOR

PLASTERING

New or existing,

level 4finish, full skim

plaster or repairs

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2291359

ASHBURTON SANDBLASTING

LIMITED

Phone Kurt 027 332 4549 or Neil 0274 362 900

2288454

2308119


CLASSIFIEDS

36 Ashburton Courier, August 27, 2020

Methven Area

Caretaker

An autonomous role perfect forafit person with previous gardening, cleaning

and handy person skills.

In this full-time position you will take responsibility for ensuring our public

conveniences, reservesand gardens in the Methven and Inland Scenic Route

areasare of ahighstandardfor our residents and visitors alike.

To find out more about this vacancy

and what the Ashburton District

Council has to offer you -visit our

website.

Applications close

Wednesday,9September 2020.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

SELL

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

2300187

2300293

CAMPERVAN, 1985 L300

Mitsubishi. In tidy Condition.

Ph 307 2273

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.

TRADE &SERVICES

Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.

24/7 mobile service for

all your carpetcleaning,

upholstery cleaningand

flood restoraon needs.

Timaru 03684 6102

Ashburton 03 308 8932

SPACE available for next

weeks Courier -bequick!

Talk to us about your advertising

requirements. Phone

308 7664 or call into our

office at 199 Burnett Street,

Ashburton.

2301183

SPRAY PAINTER/PREPPER

Afull time position has become available in our

Panel and Paintshop foraQualified Spray Painter.

Theposition requires

• Good work ethics

• Have ahigh standardindetail and finish

• Tobereliable

• The abilitytoworkunsupervised

• Toworkinateam and meet production deadlines

• NZresidencyorvalid NZ work visa

Please send resume and coverletter to

TheGeneral Manager

Bus and Truck Body Work Ltd

PO Box51, Ashburton7740

Phone Keith on 0274 274 007 or 307 0378

Email busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz

PANEL BEATER/COACH BUILDER

Afull time position has become available in our

Panel and Paint shop for apanel beater orcoach

builder.

Theposition requires

• Good work ethics

• Have ahigh standardindetail and finish

• Tobereliable

• The abilitytoworkunsupervised

• Toworkinateam and meet production deadlines

• NZresidencyorvalid NZ work visa

Please send resume and coverletter to

TheGeneral Manager

Bus and Truck Body Work Ltd

PO Box51, Ashburton7740

Phone Keith on 0274 274 007 or 307 0378

Email busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz

TRADE &SERVICES

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.

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

ARE you struggling to make

ends meet? Need extra

money? Why not sell your

unwanted items in The

Courier! Everything helps.

TRADE &SERVICES

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

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

2308869

2298220

SITUATIONS VACANT

Customer Serviceroles

Building Supplies

TwoPositions

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:

• StrongInterestinDIY or TradeExperience

• 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 1st September 2020

CROPPING&CULTIVATION

SUPERVISOR

We are looking for atalented individual to join

our team as aCropping and Cultivation

Supervisor atthe Talley's Fairfield Farm. Talley's

Farming is anew division of Talley's Limited

based 10 minutes North of Ashburton, across the

road from our existing Ashburton site.

Reporting to the General Manager and working

alongside our farming team youwill primarilybe

responsiblefor the daytoday operation of the

cropping and cultivation on our farm. This role will

also involvereporting on new methods,

growing conditions, and processes to improve

production of our crops as well as ensuring all

machinery and equipment is maintained to ahigh

standard.

The successful candidatewill have:

• A can-do attitude

• Attention to detail and take pride incompleting

tasks toahigh standard

• Tractor driving experience, including cultivation,

drilling, and trailer work

• Spraying, fertiliser spreading and crop harvesting

experience

• Knowledge of plant diseases, insects and fungi

• A tertiary qualification inAgriculture,

Horticulture or Agronomy (preferable but not

essential)

• Excellent leadership skills

• Strong organisational, listening and

communication skills

• Initiative and the ability to operate independently

• The ability tomulti-task and adapt to

ever-changing priorities

• Excellent problem-solving skills

In return we can offer:

• A challenging but rewarding work environment

• Opportunity for individual growth

• Competitive starting remuneration rates

depending onexperience

Applicants will need to be legally entitled to work

permanently in New Zealand. If this sounds like

the opportunity you have been looking for, please

apply online now at https://www.talleys.co.nz/

job-openings/cropping-cultivation-supervisor and

include acover letter and acopy ofyour CV.

2308896

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Senior Hair Stylist, Full

or Part-time

We are looking toadd to our amazingly talented

team. We are looking for anenergetic team player

that ishighly professional, competent inall salon

services and is happy to assist with all aspects of

maintaining acohesive and busy salon including

receptionifrequired.

In return, we offer apositive environment and fun

workplace, professional staff who have expansive

knowledge in the industry, asupportive team and

generous employmentconditions.

Necessaryskills youexhibit:

• Self-motivation and a‘cando’ attitude

• Willingness to learn

• Excellent customer serviceskills

• Abilitytoworkunsupervised

• Great communication skills with the ability to

relate to people of all ages

• Outstanding health &safetystandards

• Well-presented

• Availabile to work late nights and Saturdays

• Flexible working hours available by negotiation

Please send your CV and coverletter to

hairbycapelli@gmail.com. Applicationsclose 14th

and all applications will be kept confidential.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/

RECEPTIONIST

We are looking for ahighly motivated Executive

Assistant/Receptionist to join our team atthe

Talley's Fairfield Site. Talley's Fairfield isanew

site ofTalley's Limited based 10 minutes North of

Ashburton, just down the road from our existing

Ashburton site.

Youwill primarilyberesponsiblefor providing

high leveladministrativesupport to the General

Manager and looking afterreception. No two day's

will be the same whileweare developing our new

siteand youwill playacritical role in ensuring the

most effectiveand efficient use of the

General Manager's time.

The successful candidatewill have:

• Strong organisational, listening, and

communication skills with great attention to

detail

• Initiative and the ability to operate independently

• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of

Products

• Excellent time management and organisational

skills

• The ability tomulti-task and adapt toeverchanging

priorities

• Proven experience supporting senior

management

• Excellent problem-solving skills

• Absolute discretion and asense of confidentiality

• Exceptional customer service skills and

professional presentation

• Experience in reception duties

In return we can offer:

• A challenging but rewarding work environment

• Opportunity for individual growth

• Competitive starting remuneration rates

depending onexperience

Applicants will need to be legally entitled to work

permanently in New Zealand. If this sounds like

the opportunity you have been looking for, please

apply online now at https://www.talleys.co.nz/

job-openings/receptionist-executive-assistant and

include acover letter and acopy ofyour CV.

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Classes 1, 2 & 4,

Endorsements F & D,

Forklift, F&OSH, Dangerous

Goods. NZTA

approved course provider.

MITO & Competenz

Assessor. Locally owned.

Phone Christine 027 245

2563

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.

FOR LEASE

AWESOME office space for

lease, rent or hire. Parklike

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Phone 0274 754 241

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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

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co.nz

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MEETINGS

Hakatere Multi Cultural Council

AshburtonNewcomers Network

Annual GeneralMeeting

Tuesday22September 2020

at 2-4pm

Senior Centre,206 CameronStreet

GuestSpeaker –

Dr KathyHarrington-Watt

CulturalAnthropologist

RefugeeSettlementTeamLeader

Everyone Welcome

ASHBURTON Car Club Inc

AGM. Notice is hereby

given that the 64th Annual

General Meeting of the

Ashburton Car Club will be

held at the Clubrooms,

Wakelins Road at 7.30pm

on 18 September 2020

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2299149

2308465

Connecting

MidCanterbury

Charitable Trust

AGM

September 8th

5.30pm

at CommunityHouse.

DRY old man pine. 6 m 3

$575. Delivered to most of

Mid Canterbury. WINZ

accredited. Phone Rob 027

297 7563

HIRE

DRYPINE

FOR SALE

$300per cord

delivered

within the town

boundaryand

Mayfield/Mt Somers

Phone Sue

021 162 4102

GARDEN SUPPLIES

2305693

TREES wanted for logging/

firewood. 20 tonne digger

for clean-up. Phone Shane

James 027 611 3334

GARDENERS specials.

Sheep manure $6 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.

PEASTRAW, Triticale straw,

medium squares, shed

stored. $50 per bale. Pick

up only, Methven area. Ph

0274 364 541

All welcome.

2306338

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.

THE Courier is the best way

to advertise in Mid Canterbury.

Ask anyone who

regularly advertises with us

and they’ll tell you, they get

results.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

BRIDGE Street Nursery has

moved. Now trading as

Paul’s Garden Nursery at

101 Harrison Street,

Allenton, Ashburton.

Entrance on Clark Street.

13 varieties of seed

potatoes and fresh free

range eggs available.

Phone Paul 0272 781 354.

Open 7days.

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

2299919

2308335

ENTERTAINMENT

NewZealand Army Band 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 and musical numbers

from Elton John, Billy Joel, Toto, Cold Play,

Pink and Queen this is agreat way to shake

off the lockdown blues. Producer and Musical

Director Jo Castelow, Director Roger Farr and

Choreographer Jessie Thomson have created

asound dripping harmony.

Tickets from $27.00 (fees apply)

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Showman, We Will Rock Youplus more. With

stunning backdrops, this is sure to delight.

Tina –Simply TheBest

Wednesday 4th November 7pm

Adults $71.50 / Child 12 and under $31.50 /

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ACROSS

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6 7 2 4

8 1 7 6

2

9 4 5 7

6 5

1 2 6 9

5

8 4 5 3

6 3 9 4

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

7 5 8 1 4 9 2 3 6

9 1 6 3 2 8 5 7 4

4 2 3 5 7 6 9 1 8

3 8 2 7 1 5 4 6 9

5 7 9 4 6 2 3 8 1

1 6 4 9 8 3 7 2 5

8 4 5 2 3 1 6 9 7

6 3 7 8 9 4 1 5 2

2 9 1 6 5 7 8 4 3

Solution to previous crossword

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8580 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Rattlesnake. 7, Diva. 8, Truthful. 9, Beagle.

10, Exceed. 12, Stream. 15, Compel. 17, Jeopardy. 19,

Meal. 20, Tagliatelle.

Down -1,Strangle. 2, Blithe. 3, Astute. 4, Rash. 5, Rebuke.

6, Raise. 11,Camomile. 13, Treaty.14, Morbid. 15,

Coyote. 16, Evade. 18, Page.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8580 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Starter’s gun. 7, Made. 8, Celer-it-y.9,Stress.

10, Towels. 12, Teller. 15, B-all-ad. 17, Mon-archs. 19,

Star(t). 20, In detention.

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5, In-stil(in still). 6, Start. 11, Well said.

13, E-xotic. 14, Re-cite. 15, Ba-sin-g. 16, A-gain. 18, A-IdE

(rev.).

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

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HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

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

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...

Saturday29thAugust is

MooreStreet Medical Centre, MooreStreet.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday30th August is

AshburtonHealth First,308 Havelock 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

Classified Deadline

Please note

Ourclassified deadlineis

4:30pm Tuesday

prior to Thursday

publication.

Phone 308 7664

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Predator Control –

Trapping Warning

LOWER ASHBURTON RIVER 2020

2294024

Excell wishes to advise that ongoing predator control will be

taking place to protect the endangered bird species nesting

along the Ashburton Riverbed.

Area: The operation will be from the Ashburton River mouth

to 2kilometres inland from the State Highway 1Bridge.

Operation date: Trapping will be underway from the 1st

of September until the chicks are fledged and have left the

river bed.

Control methods used on this operation include: Kill

traps placed within wooden boxes and steel live capture

cage traps.

The public is warned to take care inthese areas and not to

remove carcasses or interfere with traps.

General warning

• Do not touch traps or remove carcasses.

• Keep pets under supervision.

• Do not leave children unattended.

• Follow the advice on the warning signs.

For further information (including maps of the operational

area) contact the Project Supervisor, Central South Island on

0508 392 355 or office@excellcorp.co.nz

2308874

PUBLIC NOTICE

Fun

PUBLIC NOTICE

MidCanterburyBadmintonClub

Social

Allabilities,everyone welcome.

AndreGrob

Chiropractor

Tues 9am-5pm

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

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Trysomethingnew!

Fitness

Friendly

Tuesday7-9pm andThursday9:30am -11:30am, EA Networks Centre.

FREE first session (including racket if required). Registration at startofsession time.

Affordable casual ratesorannual sub.All seasons.

Find us on Facebook or phone Mason (for Tues night) on 021 022 55006

or Robert(forThursdaymornings) on 027 285 1149

2300235

2279613

FEMININE Health & Wellness

Coach. Relax, unwind

with massage or Reiki.

Empower with tools for selfhypnosis,

weight management,

anxiety, meditation.

Phone/text 027 282 1585.

FOCUS Optometry - good

honest eye care, support

local. Phone 307 8988.

www.nzfocusoptometry.co.

nz, 65 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

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.

2307048

Thurs 27th &Fri 28th

10.20 Where’dYou Go Bernadette M

10.45 23 Walks

12.20 MilitaryWives

12.45 Tenet

M

M

M

2.30

3.30

This Town

Radioactive

M

M

4.15 TheSecret -DaretoDream PG

5.40 Where’dYou Go Bernadette MMMM

6.10 MilitaryWives

7.45 Tenet

8.15 This Town

Sat29th &Sun 30th

10.00 Trolls WorldTour

10.00 RedShoes &the 7Dwarfs

G

G

11.45 Billand TedFacethe Music PG

11.50 TheSecret -DaretoDream PG

1.45 Tenet

MMM

2.00 23 Walks

4.00 Where’dYou Go Bernadette

4.30 Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

6.15

6.15

8.00

This Town

MilitaryWives

Tenet

M

M

M

8.20 Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

Mon31st, Tues 1st

&Wed 2nd

10.20 Where’dYou Go Bernadette

10.45 23 Walks

12.20 MilitaryWives

12.45 Tenet

M

M

M

M

2.30

3.30

This Town

Radioactive

M

M

4.15 TheSecret -DaretoDream PG

5.40

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8.15

Where’dYou Go Bernadette

MilitaryWives

Tenet

This Town

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NO COMPS

Tenet.

HOSPICE Mid Canterbury.

Here when you need us. If

you or someone you care

about has a life limiting

illness, phone 307 8387 or

027 227 8387.

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MOTORCYCLES

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 wanted

drumset and snare drum.

Please Ph 03 308 5193 or

027 204 9709


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