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Babies,

it’s cold

out there

Traps out to

protect birds

PAGE 4

Nicolee joins

newcomers

PAGE 8

Newborn lambs were freezing

and parts of thecountryside

wereonfire as spring arrived

in aweird way this week.

An electric fence started a

roadside fire at Wakanui early

Monday morning, asign of how

dry the ground is after acouple

of dry months. The district

wokeonTuesday morning to

snow.

Lambsborn in Tuesday morning’ssnow were enjoying awarmer shed stall as they acclimatised.

Ashburton’s snow was gonebylunchtime, Mt Hutt got about 30cm.

Mid Canterbury firefighters

were also among those called

to help deal to amassive

vegetation fire at Pukaki and

thelast of the crews coming

home foundthemselves

detouring toAshburton via

Kurow because of the spring

snowfall.

Ashburton fire chief Alan

Burgess said people needed to

be mindful of the weird

conditions and act with care.

Whilesnow this week was

welcome moisture, the ground

was still dry and spring and

summer were on the way.

Valetta farmerDavid Clark

said the snow was auseful

water source and had melted

almost as quickly as it fell.

Newborn lambs would have

felt the cold.

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Big events remain on track

Organisers of severalbig Mid

Canterbury events in the nextfew

weeksare takingapragmatic and

positive approach thattheir hard

work will notbewastedbycontinuing

covid restrictions on gathering

numbers.

Bookarama, MardiGras Mid

Canterbury, the Rakaia salmon run

andthe Ashburton A&P show remain

events firmly in progress.

MardiGras organiserCarol Johns

said she was continuing to plan

positivelyfor her event on September

28.‘‘I think we will be back in alert

level1bythen.’’

The mardigrasisinplace of

Boulevard Day after organisers

pulledthe plug back in early July.

Mrs Johnssaid she had afull range

of stallholderswanting to take part

andgood support for it to proceed.

East Streetwill be closed to traffic

andshops open along with stalls.The

NewZealand ArmyBand will alsobe

performing.

‘‘Unless the Government tells me I

can’t do it, Iwill be doing it.’’

UnderAlert Level 2, gatherings are

limited to 100people in adefined

space. Government will review levels

on Sunday.

Organisers of this year’s salmon

runmultisport eventatRakaia on

October 17 are also continuing as

normal. If the event has to be

cancelled due to achange in covid

levels,competitors willberefunded

in full.

It will be the sixth yearthat the

Rakaia Lions Club have organised

thepopular sports event. Thesalmon

runcommittee metlast week to

discuss ‘‘thesechangeable times’’ and

Planning and book sorting continues for Bookarama.

is confident the event willgoahead.

‘‘It’s the most turbulent and

uncertain times ever with Covid­19

levelsand regulations being

uppermost in everyone’s minds,’’

spokesperson Jo Burrowssaid. ‘‘But

they are still confident that everyone

is getting out and trainingfor the

various sporting goals they have and

that peopleare trying to carry on life

as normal as possible however

stressful and uncertain matters

become.’’

She said the committee was taking

every precaution possible and

protocols required at thetime would

be closely followed. ‘‘To make it a

little easier,all ourevents do start

and finishat the Rakaia Domain, so

the committee will have aQRcode

available for scanning at the

registrationtent andwillbeable to

contact trace all competitors.

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‘‘Hygiene willbeobviouslyadhered

to on all courses andthe event

numbers entered will be carefully

managed.’’

There are seven different events,

including ahalfmarathon, a30km

mountain bike and afour­discipline

event withakayakleg.

The Ashburton RotaryClub is

continuing to collectand sort books

for its week­long secondhandbook

sale.

Earlier this year, NewZealand

spent 26 days in AlertLevel 2before

movingtoAlert Level 1onJune9.

There were no cases of community

transmission. PrimeMinister Jacinda

Ardernhas already said managing

cases and clusters is part of alevel 2

scenario. Masks are mandatory on all

public transportfor anyone 12 years

and over at this level.

There is also abigger emphasison

contract tracing using the covid

tracer app.

Show organisers crossfingers

Organisers of the AshburtonA&P

Showare keeping their fingers

crossedastheycontinue planning for

their October event.

The show’s go ahead on October30

and 31 will dependonthe national

covid alert level.

The showdraws thousands of

people through the gates over its two

days andcannot go aheadunder Alert

Level 2, which limits thenumberof

people gatheringto100.

A&PAssociation president Peter

Stewartsaid planningfor theshow, in

its 143rd year, was progressingand

organisers were hopefulitwould get

the go ahead. It was themed

Technology in Agriculture.

‘‘Wecan’t have ashow at this level.

It’s out of ourhands,’’hesaid.

‘‘We arejust waitingtosee, or be

informed whenweare at Covid­19

levelone.’’

There had beenasteady number of

bookings for trade and marketsites,

and entries were opento competitors

in each of theannual events planned,

he said.

Mr Stewartwas thankful for the

support shown by businesses,

organisationsand individuals who

had already booked trades,market

and food sites, as well as show

competitors.

‘‘Peoplemay changetheir minds

oncethere is some stability around

covid and we mayget afew (extra)

trade sites in. We arejuststill very

keentohave ashow.’’

The association was on atight

budget to prevent any losses if the

show was unable to run. They had

increasedtheir onlinepresence with

printadvertising.

‘‘Weare trying nottospend any

money... we just haven’t got abig pool

of funds. It’s just wait and see what

the levels do,”hesaid.

A&Padministrator Lucille Brown

said afinal rush of applications had

seen close to 90 trade andmarket

sites requested.

Shesaidthere wasnofinancial risk

to anyone who entered the

competitionsifthe show was

cancelled.Money would be refunded.

Thedecisiononwhetherornot the

show would go aheadwould be made

at the general meetingatend of the

month.

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Tennis pro Connor Brosnahan with colleagues

Elpida Malamou, of Greece, and Blair Scho, of

Austria, courtside at the luxury resort Costa

Navarino Greece.

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Icy spring arrival

From Page 1

‘‘We’ve had areally dry winter

so all moisture recharge is

useful and agood dumping of

snow in the backcountry will

stand us in good steed going

forward into the spring as well,’’

Valetta farmer David Clark

said.

There were few negatives to

the spring snowfall, except to

farmers who were lambing.

‘‘It’s not abig event, but we

expect snow, it’s Canterbury

and we haven’t had one this

winter. Generally people have

got really good feed reserves. It

wasn’t deep, and not

particulary cold.’’

‘‘In the mid­plains those

lambing at the moment will be

impacted and the high country

will be getting adecent wallop

of snow but those guys are well,

well­practised in dealing with

snow much bigger than this.’’

Some schools were closed as

teachers and students struggled

to make their way to class.

Ashburton College continued

its school exams and reminded

students they were especially

important if they were unable to

sit the NCEA exams later in the

year because of areturn to

covid restrictions.

Right: Argyle Park turned into

asnowy playground for little

LoraylaonTuesday morning.

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Tennis pro Connor Brosnahan’s winter job has

him coaching at aluxury resortinGreece in

30­plusdegree temperatures.

It’s just one of the pitfalls of working in

southern Europe while on thetrip of a

lifetime.

The 20­year­old Ashburtonian defiedCovid­

19 and boarded aplane to Greece in late June

for acoaching job at the Costa Navarino

Greece.

Connor,anAshburtonCollege alumni, has

been coaching tennis since he was14.

Since arriving in Greece he has beenatthe

resort’s racket academy coaching tennis, padel

(think doublessquash on an enclosed tennis

court) and squash between six to eight hours a

day, in high summer temperatures.

‘‘It is really fun,but verytiringwork,’’ he

said.

‘‘We coach from 8am to noon andthenagain

from 5pm to 9pm,inbetweenthis time Ieither

nap or go and swimatthe amazing beaches

here.’’

He said there were strict covid­prevention

measures in place for staff andguests with

masksand/or sanitiser used around the resort

and between lessons. There are also regular

temperature checksfor people entering the

resort,extended distancing limits and

additional stafftoallow for astaff to guest

ratio of 1:1.

Connor is tested for covidevery 10 days and

has ‘‘luckily’’ returned negative tests.

‘‘We don’t have to wearmasksoncourtbut

wedointhe office when clientsare present,

alsowhenever we are in thebuildingswithin

the resort we wear masks. Between each

lesson we sanitise equipmentbeforeour next

client.’’

Initially, andjustafter Greecereopened to

tourism, mostofthe resortclientswere Greek

or from nearby,but lastmonth there wasan

influx of British guests.

‘‘Once we hit August Ibelieve 80 per cent of

the guestswere British, mostly London,

because regulationsmean (people fromthe)

UnitedKingdom can holiday in Greece and

return home without having to quarantine,’’ he

said.

Aside from relaxingonthe beachworking at

the resort also has its perks. Connor lives in

staff accommodationabout afive­minute walk

from the resort but bikes to work each day on

an off­road track.

There is also astaffrestaurant. ‘‘I have been

eating alot of healthy Greek food. AndIorder

souvlaki to my room at least once aweek.’’

The resort has two five­stardeluxe hotels,

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Farmers Corner

progresses plan

Aconsultant planner is backing adistrict plan

changethatwould allow Farmers Corner to

addaccommodationand other activities to its

touristretail shoponLongbeach Road.

The business, owned by Peterand Lilian

Huang, started as atearoomsinAshburton in

1985 and moved south of Tinwaldin2004 to

alleviate congestion caused by tourist busesin

the town centre.

The couple now want to grow the business

again, adding accommodationandother

tourist activities at the site; theyhave asked

the Ashburton District Council to rezone the

land from ruraltorural tourism.

Theirplans have drawn objections from

neighbours, who areworriedabout roadsafety

issues,their loss of ruralquietness, landscape

changesand the potential for zone creep.

An independent planning commissioner will

hearthe application, andevidencefrom both

sides on September 8, then makea

recommendation to council.

Council’sconsultant planner Mary Clay has

recommended the planchangebeaccepted

and with afew amendments to the wording

proposed by Farmers Corner, with

accommodationcappedat100units.

Regardlessof the commissioner’s

recommendation, it will still be up to council to

ratify anychange madeto the district plan.

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Traps out to protect birds

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Three residents from the coastal

settlement of Hakatereare keeping

predator numbers down and doing

their bit to protect nesting

endangered birdsalong astretch of

the Ashburton River.

For the pastfive years Kaylene

Donaldson,her partner Dennis Gant

and neighbour RobertMann have

been partofatrapping programme

aimed at protecting and boosting

rare bird numbers.

Trapsare usually laid in

September and near nestinggrounds

along the river bank favoured by

birds like the black­billedgull,

bandeddotterel and black fronted

dotterel.

Theyare in place until March,or

until chicks are fledged and leave the

river bed.

Trapsare laid on the north side

and up from the river mouthand

along atwo kilometre stretch to

Croys Road.

Some70per centofthe predators

caughtare hedgehogs, says Ms

Donaldson.‘‘Over this last season we

had 30 traps out and caught 88

hedgehogs, 42 rats,seven stoats, one

possumand five feralcats.

‘‘Theseason before there were105

hedgehogs, 11 rats,two ferrets, 10

feral cats ad two possums.’’

Ms Donaldson said at the start of

each season signs were put out at all

access points alongthe trapping area

to warnthe public.

The traps and bait are supplied by

EnvironmentCanterbury (ECan),

which supports the trapping

programme.

Hakatere residents Dennis Gant and Robert Mann with signs to be used when

the newpredator controlseason starts.

Forest &Bird and othersare

involved in trapping on the opposite

bank of the river mouthand other

traps are laid furtherupstream and

near the State Highway 1bridge.

Mr Mann said Hakatere residents

were behind the trapping operation

and effort to boost bird numbers.

The locationofthe traps were

depended by where birds were

nesting, he said.

Traps wereset 100m apart,

inspected twice weekly and also

emptied when ‘‘people told you there

was somethinginthem’’.

The trapping volunteers are

informed of monthly bird numbers

counted in the area and share the

facts in acommunity newsletter.

Ms Donaldson said there was alot

of bird life near the river mouth and

the volunteers believed supporting

the endangered nesting birds and

other birds was aworthwhile thing to

do.

The Hakatere trio will join

representativesfrom ECan, Forest &

Bird, Fish &Game, DOC, the Mid

Canterbury 4WD Club and local

landowners at river mouth update

and strategymeeting later this

month.

The meeting will be taken by

DonnaField from ECan and will

discuss the upcoming, managed

predator trapping programme.

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Full house for cannabis reform meeting

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Professor Joseph Boden spoke

to afull room, limited to 100,on

cannabis reform at this week’s

Ashburton U3A meeting.

Prof Boden is the director of

the Christchurch Health and

Development Study (CHDS)

and was recentlyappointed by

the Prime Minister’s chief

science adviser to the expert

panel on cannabis.

He spoke about the history of

cannabis in New Zealand and

the lawsaround it, results from

his group’s long­running study

and other studies, and the

implications of the upcoming

referendum.

He told the gatheringthe

referendum was not about

whether people shoulduse

cannabis.

It was about legalising the

sale, use, possession and

production of cannabis for

recreational use and wasnonbinding.

Medicinal cannabis had been

allowed in New Zealandsince

2018and it waspossible to

obtain it via the doctor, he said.

It, and hemp, would not be

affected by the outcome of the

referendum.

The October 17 referendum

would provide feedback for

Parliament and enable more

debate and Bills to be

introduced.

Cannabis was the fourth most

commonly used psychoactive

drug used in New Zealand

behind caffeine, alcohol and

tobacco, saidProf Boden.

Taking cannabis hadrisks,

‘‘but not everything with rules

was illegal’’.

He said cannabis was

popular and commonly used

and was less toxic than other

drugs.

Prof Boden said no­one

would knowexactly whatwould

happen if New Zealand

legalised cannabis.

It would, in effect,bea

sociable experiment.

Cannabis was legal in South

Africa, Uruguay, Canada, some

US states, ACT in Australia and

was decriminalised in a

numberofother countries.

Prof Boden believed the best

way to regulate cannabis was to

ensure there was no ultra free

market for it, like there was for

alcohol. It also should not be

available to adolescents and

taxes paid through the supply

and consumerchains should be

usedtohelp fund health care.

‘‘Any change to the legal

status of cannabis must be

accompanied be evaluation ­

we need to be able to measure

results and see what is

happening.’’

Results from countrieslike

Canada and US states where

cannabis hadbeenlegalised

over the lastcouple of years

showed the ‘‘skywas not falling

in’’.

He said the referendum

would ask ayes/no question on

whether cannabis should be

legalised in ahighly regulated

market.

He believed it should as

consumption would movefrom

an illicitmarket to alegal

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New build embraces oldhall

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Keepers of the district’s heritage are

delighted historic Pioneer Hallisto

be incorporated into the Ashburton

DistrictCouncil’s new $51.6 million

library andcivic building.

The roofofthe redbrickhall, built

in 1916, willberemoved and the

remaining walls and trusses

strengthened, anditwill become a

special reading nook offthe

children’s libraryonthe ground

floor.

Pioneer Hall has an important

social history andheritage fanswere

thrilleditwould beincluded in the

new build,said Historic Places Mid

Canterburychairperson Julie

Luxton.

The localgroup hasbeenworking

with architects on how the old will

blend with thenew.

There is no similar work in New

Zealandand Mrs Luxtonsaid the

Ashburton projectwould win

accolades.

Pioneer Hall was built asabase for

the AshburtonHospitaland

Charitable Aid Board, then used as a

women’srest rooms, ataxioffice then

headquarters for Birthright.

Mrs Luxtonsaid it was asocial hub

for women of the district in the 1950s.

They cametotownwiththeir

husbands and childrenandneeded a

space that included toilets and a

lounge; they could also chat with

other women.

The architects had pickedupthat

social history and included it into a

modern­day community hub, she

said.

‘‘I think it is going to be wonderful

to remind peopleofthedistrict of our

history.

‘‘Young people who step inside will

have to stop andask themselves why

is this buildinglikethis?’’

Information panels on the wall

would tell the building’s history.

The Ashburton District Council has finalised design details for its new admin

and library.

Councillors signed off the final

design of thelibrary and civic centre

last week

Trevor Watt, of Athfield Architects,

said columns on the Baring Square

face of the buildingalsopaid tribute

to theformer Ashburton County

Council buildingthatonce stood

there.

The three­storey buildingfeatures

amodernlibrary with performance

area and studyzones, council

chambers and office space.

It had been designedasthree

separate buildings so it wouldnot

dominate the CBD,and would link to

thesquare.

Incorporating Pioneer Hallhad

been an interesting challenge, he

said.

The building has been designed to

include asmallcoffee bar and

celebrate views of the alps; design

colours and materials have been

inspired by the district’s rivers, farm

land andhigh country.

Mr Wattsaid it was asustainable

building with flexible spacesand

would include cablingtoenable solar

panels in the future. It has two lifts.

People on the upper levels of the new

civic centre and library will be able to

look down into Pioneer Hall, which

will lose its roof and be remade as a

reading nook.

Councillors loved it.

Tenders documents should be

ready mid­October with construction

startinginDecember.The jobwill

take two years.

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8 Ashburton Courier, September 3, 2020

Athletes’ high

country mission

Athleteswill once again take to off­road tracks

in theMid Canterbury highcountry for another

MissionMtSomers event on October31.

The event features fiverace options:afull

marathon, half marathon, 10km run, 5km run/

walkand abike(28km)/run(21km) duathlon.

The fullmarathon features mainly technical

single track, with nearly 2000 metres of vertical

climb.

This yearthere will be two separate prize

givings.

The 5km and 10km races will be at 12pm or

when the last competitor has finished ­

whichevercomes first.

The 21kmand 42km prize givings will be at

approximately 2pm.

Both prize givings will be at the Staveley

Hall.

More information about the events at

enduranzevents.co.nz.

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Nicolee is new co­ordinator

MidCanterbury raised

NicoleeAyton is thenew

MidCanterbury

NewcomersNetworkcoordinator

andthe first

non­migrant in the role for

anumber of years.

Aformer Mt Hutt

Collegestudent, she has a

healthsciences degree

from Canterbury

University and previously

worked as aproperty

manager in Christchurch.

Ms Ayton said shewas

looking forward to

meetingand working with

the district’s large migrant

community andlocals.

She was currently

working withcolleague

AdiAvnit fromthe

Hakatere Multi Cultural

Council and Ashburton

council in organising an

event called Welcoming

Week,which would run

latethismonth.

The event would

showcasethe district’s

facilities and services to

newcomers.

Tours would runto

places likeHakatere

Marae,BASE Youth

centre,Ashburton

Domain,the library, art

gallery and museum, said

Ms Ayton.

‘‘We’realso hoping to

organise aLatinoFeast

Nightevent on October 3

thatisopen to thewhole

Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network co­ordinator Nicolee Ayton with fellow migrant

support worker Adi Avnit.

community.’’

The Ashburtondistrict

hadasizeableLatino

group of between 200and

300 Latinos, shesaid.

In herrole Ms Ayton will

also beencouragingmore

ethnic groupstoshowcase

andshare their heritage

andtraditionswiththe

community.

TheMid Canterbury

Newcomers Network coordinator

roleisfunded

for12hours perweek.

Outside of work, Nicolee

Aytonisakeenequestrian.

Sheisashowjumper and

spends early mornings

workingwithracehorses

trained byher mother.

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and downaroute that links

up with the scenic

Methven Walkway.

Impressive metal

artworkatthe path

entrance tells people that

the area usedtobepart of

landfarmedbythe Holmes

family from 1947 until

2010.

CalledSivonholm, the

farm had sheepand grew

wheat, barley and oats.

Over the lastfew years

Steve and Mary

MacLachlan have set about

transforming thepaddocks

into asubdivision they are

calling Thyme Stream.

Appropriately astream

runs through the

subdivisionand the

walking track follows the

farm boundary.

Extensive landscaping

has been planted andthere

is seating and impressive

views to the mountains.

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Driversmasked

Ashburton Taxis drivers had masks at the

ready whennew rules cameinto force on

Mondayrequiring drivers to wear masks.

Ashburton Taxis’ GraemeBentley said

drivers were wearing masks, butcustomers

did not have to, although theycould if they

preferred.

The company, which operates 24/7, has a

fleet of three mobility vans and five cars,

although not all areonthe road at the same

time.

Drivers werealready equipped with

masks for their useand also had sanitiser

on board to wipedown surfaces.


NEWS

Ashburton Courier, September 3, 2020

9

Volunteer of the month, Ali Miller.

Ali sharesfruits of

gardenlabouring

Ali Miller has an eye for detail,

whether it be for cake decorating,

growing vegetables,seeing

something that needs doingor

lending someone ahelping hand.

Never one to seek praise or

acknowledgement, Ali quietly

goesaround doing volunteering

actsinour community and has

been named theVolunteering Mid

&SouthCanterbury, and Hotel

AshburtonVolunteerofthe

Month.

As oneofeightchildren

growing up,Ali’s parents knew

how importantitwas to grow a

vegetable gardentoprovidefor

the family. It sowed theseedsfor

his love of gardening.

In Mid Canterbury today many

people benefit fromAli’s green

fingers whetheritisproduce or

flowers.

Each yearhe grows, at hisown

expense, kilograms of yams,

which he washes andgives to

different schools eachyear as

fundraisers.

This year, due to Covid­19and

with the help of aneighbour, he

pickedthe yams, sold them

himself andgave the money to a

schooltouse however they

choose.

Neighbours,community

organisations like Birthright

Canterbury families, those

attending Age Concern, clientsof

St Vincent De Pauland

Community House are also the

lucky recipients of the produce

from Ali’s garden. He does it

because he loves helping people

out.

He is alsoknowntoquietly go

get jobsdonewhether its sourcing

bark and laying it for acommunity

garden or laying concrete for a

‘‘little library’’.

Ali says he is inspired to do his

gooddeeds in memory of his

sister and those who work in the

social service sector. He is a

regular volunteer at Community

House Mid Canterbury, and gets

inspiration from the people

working there.

He just likestobrighten

people’s day andsee them smile.

Nomination formsfor volunteer

of themonth areavailable by

contacting Volunteering Mid &

South Canterbury, Community

House,44CassStreetAshburton,

ph 3081237 ext 240 or email

volmidcant@gmail.comorpick up

acopy at Four Square in Rakaia.

Freedataaccess to

health,wellness websites

Mental health and wellbeing is in

the spotlight as covid restrictions

continuetoimpact business and

daily life.

It’s okay to not be okay, says

deputy director general for

mental health Robyn Shearer,

who saysthere is significant

pressureinmany householdsand

communities.

‘‘We wantpeople to know that

there is helpavailable ifthey

needit–from face­to­face

support, online andbyphone and

text. Andthat it is alright if you

are not alright.’’

She said there waslot of advice

on the Ministry of Health website

andthere werealso links to a

number of practical tools suchas

apps and self­help tools and

online resources (andmany of

themhavefree data).

Mid Canterburypeople can

actually access13health websites

from their devices without

incurring mobile data charges.

It is part of aMinistryofHealth

andmobilenetworkoperators

collaboration to offer free access

toessential health information

and digital health services.

Data­free websites include:

www.covid19.govt.nz, www.

health.govt.nz, www.

healthnavigator.org.nz.


DEATHS

CRAMOND (nee Arnst),

Pamela Joy (Pam): Pam

passed peacefully in

Nelson on 22 August 2020

surrounded by her loving

husband Brian, daughter’s

Andrea and Janine, and

son-in-law James. Loved

daughter of Richard (Dick)

and the late Jean, and loved

step-daughterofRobin for53

years.

A service for our Pam has

been held in Nelson and

burial with her mother, Jean

in AshburtonCemetery.

Rest in PeacePam

GORTON, Elaine Valda:

Peacefully at Rosebank Rest

Home, Ashburton onFriday,

August 28, 2020.

Dearly loved Mum of Garth,

Tim (dec.) and Shirley, and

Carl (dec.).

Much loved wife ofthe late

Harold, and the late Bob

Harris, and loved Nana to

Pippy and all of Harold’s

extended family in New

Zealand and Australia.

Messages to: Elaine’s family,

c/- PO Box 6035, Ashburton

7742.

A service for Elaine will be

held in the Doris Linton

Lounge at the Ashburton

RSA, Cox Street, Ashburton

on Saturday, September 5, at

1.30pm. followed byprivate

cremation.

THOMAS, Fay Maureen: On

August 28, 2020, peacefully

at Ashburton Hospital with

family by her side, 95years

young. Dearly loved wife of

the late Doug. Much loved

mother and mother-in-law

of Sharyn and Robert Tonks,

Kyrina and Thomas Pate,

Phillip Thomas and Michelle

Condon. Loved Nana of all

her grandchildren and great

grandchildren.

0800 2MEMORY

027 637 1229

Messages to

the Thomas Family, C/- PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740. At

Fay’s request aprivate family

servicehas been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

Family Notices

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

CRAMOND (nee Arnst),

Pamela Joy (Pam): We wish

to acknowledge the support

of Pam’s old school friends

and all the other kindness by

friends and family.

Thank you all for your love

and support.

Rest in Peace Pam, we love

you.

~Dad and Robin

DAVIDSON, Thomas Lawrence

(Laurie): John and Denise,

Alan and Jo, Anne and Keith,

Murray and Marg, and their

families sincerely thank

everyone for their kindness

and support following the

passing of Dad, a much

loved father, father-in-law,

grandfather and greatgrandfather.

We are very

grateful for the phone calls,

visits, cards, floral tributes

and baking.

A huge thank you to the

amazing doctors and nurses

in Ward 1 at Ashburton

Hospital for their respectful

care ofDad. Also our thanks

to the wonderful Palliative

Care Team and to the District

Nurses, your care was so

much appreciated.

We would like to thank

Paterson’s

Funeral

Services for their care and

compassion.

Please accept this notice asa

personal acknowledgement

from our family.

Birth notices listed

by parents will

continue to be free in

the Family Notices

column. The initial

death notice lodged

by afuneral director

will be listed without

charge. There will

be asmall charge of

$15 for subsequent

notices related to

the same death, up

to a maximum of

35 words and on a

per-line basis after

that. The same low

charges apply to

other family notices,

such as engagements,

acknowledgements,

in memoriam notices

and anniversaries.

Family Notices

Enquiries phone Mary,Jann or Karen

on 308 7664 or call into

199 Burnett Street.

Supporting the

community

96 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

LREA2008

Phone 307 8317

MCRE

NEWS

10 Ashburton Courier, September 3, 2020

CAB taking shape at hub

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

There’s no opening date set yet, but

there’splentygoing on behind the

scenes to get the the district’s Citizens

AdviceBureau(CAB) up andrunning.

The Mid Canterbury CAB willbe

based at Community House and is

being funded initially by Ashburton

District Council.

The service will be provided by

volunteers and SarahClifford has

beenappointedasthe co­ordinator.

Mrs Clifford said she hoped the

bureaucouldbeopenbefore theend

of the year.

It would operate initially as a

satellite of the nationaloffice and

would laterbecomean incorporated

society.

There wasseed funding for six

months andother fundinggiven for

this financial year.

Volunteers hadalready expressed

an interest in beingpartofthe Mid

Canterbury CAB and applications

were welcome nowthrough

Community House.

Mrs Clifford said her role wasto

train and support volunteers, who

would typically have good

communicationskills,enjoyresearch,

could think on their feet andhave an

Family owned,

locally owned

22 MooreStreet,

Ashburton

0800 2636679

Mid Canterbury Citizens Advice

Bureau co­ordinator Sarah Clifford.

empathy with people from all

backgrounds.

Two volunteers at atime would be

on duty and, armedwith laptops, they

wouldlisten,ask questions, research

anddiscuss optionswith those

seeking guidance.

Mrs Clifford said she expected

informationrequests from the public

to be extremely varied.

Spoils for vet golfers

The Aorangi Women’s Veterans

Tournamentwas played at the

Ashburton Golf Clubthisweek in

warm windy conditions.

Jacqui Welsh (Ashburton)won the

Clarkson Trophy with the best nett

over the fieldof66. Daphne Campbell

(Pleasant Point) won the Euny­Peg

Trophyfor best stableford over 70

years(40). PaulineBell (Ashburton)

had the best gros of 78 over the field

and tookhomethe Hedges­Kennard

Trophy.

Other results: Class A–Nett: S.

Hastie (Ash) 77. Class B–Nett: B.

Davidson (Ash) 67, 1st Stab: V.

Prendergast(Tinwald) 37, 2ndStab:

V. Sisson (Rakaia) 37, 3rd Stab: S.

Bensemann (Ger) 36,4th Stab: L.

Gunatunga (Ger) 36.Class C–Nett:J.

Stocker(Mayfield) 69,1st Stab: D.

Sutherland (Pleasant Point) 39, 2nd

Stab: M. Wederall (Rakaia) 39,3rd

Stab: B. Cochrane (Tinwald) 36.Class

D–Nett: J. Lake(May)73.

Nearest the pins: Grade1(0­25) C.

Winning golfers (from left) included

Jacqui Welsh, Daphne Campbell and

Pauline Bell.

Ross (May), Grade 2(26+) E. Porter

(Ash). Longest Putt: J. McArthur(Ash).

Twos: M. Watson(Ash), C. Ross(May).

2289133

The top issues typically received

through CAB related to citizenship

andimmigration,conditions of

employment, relationships, legal

services, housing, consumer law,

budgeting and neighbourhood

disputes.

MrsCliffordsaid CABhad 85

bureaus andanextensive information

database.

It had auser­friendly website (cab.

org.nz) andpeople could contact the

service by phone, email, Facebook

andlive chat.

‘‘We have received fundingfrom

COGS that will enable us to upload

ourown CommunityDirectory to the

CABsystem.

‘‘We will be able to improve that

information and make it moreuserfriendly.’’

MrsCliffordsaid once up and

running the Mid CanterburyCAB

would be agreat asset for the

community andwould have its own

dedicated local phone number.

Volunteers from Ashburtoncould

do stints in other areas of thedistrict

andeveninlarger businesses if there

was aneed.

Initially, the servicewould operate

for afew hours aweek ,but would

expand as more volunteers came on

board.

Intersection open again

The new raised paved

intersection at the corner of

Moore andCass Streetisopen

for trafficagain as contractors

progressthe CBDbeautification

project.

CassStreet between Moore

and TancredStreets will be

National

leader on

flying visit

National Party leader Judith

Collins will be in towntodaytohave

acup of tea at TheStork Network

and announce the party’s plans for

supporting families.

Mrs Collins willbeaccompanied

by Louise Upston, who visited The

Stork Networklastyear on a

feedbackmission about abirthing

bill,and National’sRangitata

candidate Megan Hands.

The Network’s education

managerZalie Doyle said they were

excited to hear about thepolicy and

how it would meet the needs faced

by manyfamilies. Ms Upstonwas

last yeardeveloping policy that

reachedthe needsoffamilies in the

crucialearly post­birthperiod, she

said.

asphalted tomorrow night and

preparationwork has continued

on thatstretch of road all week.

The asphalting will be done

between 6pm and midnight

Friday.

The CBDwork should be

finished at theend of next year.

Complete

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Hakatere waterusersmerge

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

TheCanterbury DistrictHealth

Boardhas backedamove by lower

Hakatere hut­holders to source

drinking water from the upper

Hakatere schemeowned by the

Ashburton District Council.

Dr Cheryl Brunton said the lower

terraceresidentshad acknowledged

difficultiesinmanagingtheir

drinking water supply, which had

failed to achievecompliance with

drinking water standards.

Failure to meet the standards

exposed their community to unsafe

drinking water, she said.

Mergingthe schemes would enable

lower Hakatere hut holderstobenefit

fromcouncil’s technical expertise.

Aspecialgeneralmeeting of hutholders

on August9voted in favourof

pursuingthe connection to council’s

supply.The vote wasunanimous.

The upper supply caters for 57

households and the lower about 50.

Council assets manager Andrew

Guthrie saiditwould cost about

$50,000 to connect the lower residents

to theupper supply.

Water pressure to them would be

regulated to the lower pressure they

were used to to avoid pipe and

infrastructureblowouts.

Council would take overthe lower

supply’s assets, which included tanks,

treatmentequipmentand pumps.

They will be used as council sees

fit.

Anew pipelinewill be createdfrom

the upper hutswater treatment plan,

with the pressure reducing valve.

Additional storagemay be needed

at the plant,with one of the lower

tanks repurposed.

Councillors on the infrastructure

committee recommendedthe goaheadlast

week for lower residentsto

be supplied by theupper scheme.

The hut­holders would pay water

rates of $415.

Full council will vote on the

recommendation later this month.

Above: One of two water tanks that

supplies water to the lower Hakatere

huts. Hut­holders will soon all be on

one scheme.

Fairy lights trial recommended

Fairy lights on trees in the East

Street green could spark adebate at

thecouncil table.

The lights, which wereturnedonin

July,are attractinglots of positive

comments and council is currently

decidingifthey should onlybeonat

certain timesofthe year,orall year

round.

Councillors on the community

services committee have

recommended they be on all year

round for a12­month trial, butnot

everyone agreed.

CouncillorsCarolyn Cameron,

Diane Rawlinson, AngusMcKay and

mayor NeilBrown votedfor the year

round trial but Crs Lynette Lovett

and Leen Braamdid not. The

recommendation will now go to full

council.

Cr Cameron said the lights were a

bright spot in aCBD that was

otherwise in adire state. Contractors

are in the middleofatwo­yearCBD

beautification project.

‘‘I have spokentoalot of people

and they say thatthe lights are the

bestthingcouncil has doneand they

wantthem on all year round.’’

Cr Lovett said the lights would not

seemsospecial if they were on all the

time.She preferredtohave them on

for Juneand July, includingMatariki,

and forthe Christmas­New Year

season.

Communityservicesmanager Steve

Fabish said councilwould keep an

eye on the treestosee if they were

affectedbythe uninterrupted light.

Deciduoustrees in Auckland under

streetlights had beenknown not to

shed their leaves.

Mr Fabish saidifthe lights

continuedtobeahit,itwas possible

future lights

couldhave

colour themes

for special

times, like red

for Anzac Day.

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Drone usersare being reminded to check the

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The towniscovered by restrictedair space

because of theAshburton airport and the

Ashburtondomainhelipad; anew designation

for the helipad means thesports fields leading

to the helipad are nowano­fly zoneexcept for

medical helicopters.

The AshburtonDistrictCouncilhas

authorised thedomain helipad to be classed as

an established helipad, whichbrings new

safety rules andthe no­fly zone.

Drones operators can sign up to AirShare to

file aflight plan if they want to fly in the

restrictedarea.

Council planstopromote the helipad’s new

status and other drone operatingrulesso

people can fly theirunmanned aerial vehicles

legally.

New ZealandCivil Aviationadvises drones

should not be larger than25kg, be flown only in

daylight and nothigher than120 metres.

Flights in controlledair space need clearance

via AirShare.

Rescuehelicopteroperators say trees on

WalnutAvenuelikely do not need to be

trimmedtoaccommodate an instrument flying

path from the north.

In the yeartoJune30, some64droneflights

werelogged as required by aviation rules,but

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Montessori kids go yellow for cancer

Preschoolers at Ashburton

Montessori Preschool showed

their support for the annual

CancerSociety’s daffodil day

last week by dressing in yellow

and raising money for the longstanding

cause.

They also did adaffodil day

themedcolouring­in pictureas

wellasart and craft and yellow

balloons to decorate their

preschool space.

Daffodil Dayhasbeen

runningfor 30 years and sees

communitiessuch as the

preschool, come together to

raise much­needed funds to

support people facing cancer.

In 1990 there were 11,942

peoplediagnosed with cancer

butbythe end of this year it’s

estimated to affect more than

26,000 NewZealanders.

While many New Zealanders

have faced cancer during that

time, many othershavecome

togethertosupport them.

Volunteers have collectively

driventhousands of kilometres

to getpeopletocancer

treatmentand countless others

have helped in all manner of

ways,includingthose in the

Cancer Society’s campaigns,to

reducethe risk and impactof

cancer.

More car break-ins at beauty spot

One of the damaged cars at Sharplin Falls car park.

PHOTO SUPPLIED.

Fivecars werebrokenintoover

the weekendatthe popular

SharplinFallscar park.

The car park is popular with

hikers, anumberofwhich leave

their car overnight to complete

the Mt Somers Walkway track.

Local hiker HeatherDaly

saidthe carpark wasfull to

capacity on Sunday morning

when shearrived early to enjoy

the outdoors.

It was obvious that cars had

beenbroken into because of the

broken glass.

Anumberofcars had the

driver’s side window smashed

and the contents of the glove

boxonthe floor of the car,said

Mrs Daly.

‘‘Threegroups we spoke to

were fromChristchurchand

another told us they could find

Ashburton

Montessori

Preschool

show their

support

dressing in

yellow and

raising

money for

Daffodil

Day.

PHOTO SUPPLIED

nothing missing from the

car,’’ shesaid.

Another groupofmen

spoken to had climbed

behind the Pinnacles Hut

buthad taken their wallets

with them as they had seen

glass from recentbreak ins

on the ground.

MrsDaly rang the Police to

reportthe break­insand was

told someonehad already

rang.

Vehicles were brokeninto

at the samecar park in mid

July and also at the

Woolshed Creek carparkat

theother end of the Mt

Somers Walkway.

TheMtSomers Walkway

Society intendsputting in a

camera at the Sharplin Falls

carpark.

IN BRIEF

DOMAIN ENTRY

The AshburtonDomain will beoff

limitstocars between 11pm and

6amdaily. TheAshburtonDistrict

Council’s community services

committeehas recommended the

nightclosure to helpreduce

vandalism in the park. Council’s

security teamwill close the park’s

West Streetentrance at 11pm, with

achain.

CRASH SITE

Mayor Neil Brown is askingfor

someroad safetyimprovementsat

the intersection of Actonand

Gardiner Roads atRakaia.

He said there hadbeenthree

crashes at the site in three months

and and still no signofreflective

markers planned for the spot. ‘‘It has

not beendoneand we needtohave

somethingupbefore someoneis

killedthere.’’

CHINESE LANGUAGE

Dumpling Daywillbeakey part of

Chinese languageweek later this

month. Theevent, in its sixth year,

celebrates the foodand drinklinks

between Chinese and New Zealand

cultures. ‘‘While we aren’t able to

travel betweenNew Zealand and

China at themoment, thereislots of

sharedhistory andculture,’’ said

ChineseLanguageWeek founder

Jo Coughlan. The week runs from

September 20-26.

WAKANUI ENTRY

Wakanui School will adoptanew

cohortentrypolicy from the start of

Term 1next year. There willbeeight

startdatesfor newentrants who

havehad their fifthbirthday,the first

is on February 1.

Ride-on electric

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Uptake of the Mean Green brand

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The mowers operate at less than

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Mean Green Mowers are extremely

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RURAL/LIFESTYLE

Ashburton Courier, September 3, 2020

13

It mustbeelectiontime

Ewes eating the last of winter kale this week before being set­stocked for lambing.

Thereisnothing like being cast as

public enemy number one to make

you feel bright and breezy and ready

to go forth and runabusiness,a

business that is currently

contributing to one of NewZealand’s

only sources of foreign earnings,the

primary industries.

Over the past couple of weeks,a

group of activists has been running a

series of meetings across the country

withashock and awe campaign on

winter grazing. Manyofthe photos

are from previous years.

The meetings are perfectly timed

duringthe run­intothe election and

the releaseoftheFreshwater

National Policy Statement.

Dramatise aproblem and

champion both the solutionand the

saviour.

These groups need calling out. It

needs to be called for what itis,

emotive BS that hides an agenda

these groups have not got the

backbonetofront to the public and

declare.They secretly demand an

end to animal agriculture and

despise the capitalist system.

Winter grazing, irrigation,

nitrogen,methane, it is ameans to an

end andaplausible argumentalong

an incrementaljourney.

Why do Ithink this needs calling

out? Because SouthlandFederated

Farmers have spent considerable

timeengaging with thisgroup and

winter grazing compliance and

practices have been overall very good

this year. It is aslap in the face to

those who sought to positively

engage.

NowGreenpeace have turned up

thenoise again on methaneand how

thefarts from cows will hastenthe

demise of theplanet.Science seems

lost on them, or just inconvenient.

Methane recycles within the

atmosphere from CO2absorbed by

grass in the photosynthetic process,

expelled out from the ruminant

animal (andusafter agood feed of

beans) as CH4which breaksdown

into CO2 and H20,readyfor the cycle

to beginagain.

So long as animal numbers are

static, nofurtherwarming is caused.

All of thisisvastly different from

theancientcarbon being released

into theatmosphere as the modern

human goesabout modern life.

Theangst is addedtobythe release

of the newwater rules,which in my

view are poorly written,cause

significant unintended consequences

and set targets unable to be reached

by most farmers.

We have seen the Southland

provinceadvise Southland farmers

nottoapply for consents that are

unworkable. Despite the rhetoric, we

have seenthe Government announce

thatchanges are neededand

Environment Southland has

announced that“existing use” rules

will apply for farmers growing a

similar area of winterfeed for the

winter of 2021.

The protestofSouthland farmers

regardingtheunworkability of the

rules wasonpoint.

These continual attacks completely

ignore and diminish the journeyof

environmental improvement farmers

are on, the adoption of technology,

newagronomy and systems are

achieving environmental

improvements, theinvestment in

effluent systems hasstoppedgreen

water discharges into streamswere

common place 30­40 years ago and

the fencingofmore than 98 per cent

of waterways on dairy farms.

It completely disregards the

process we supportinthe Canterbury

Land and Water RegionalPlan which

hascapped nutrientloss and set a

timeframefor reductiontargets.

The mood is hardening among

farmers, we have had aguts full of

being the whipping boy every

election.

Wool sector in talks to unite

The wool industry needs to

collaborate for better farmer returns.

Primary Wool Co­operative and

Wools of New Zealandare in formal

discussions about combining

operations.

Bringing together twolike­minded

grower organisations would be an

important first stepinrejuvenating

‘‘a relatively dire’’ currenteconomic

situationforwool, saysWONZ

chairmanJames Parsons, in a

statement.

In July, the Wool Industry Project

Action Group,chargedwith looking

at opportunities to improvereturns

for the beleaguered crossbred wool

sector, released areport saying anew

approach wasneeded.

The group’s recommendations

focused on identifying opportunities

for players in the strongwool sector

to invest andworktogether to target

high­value consumers and end users,

while simultaneously getting the

sector‘‘match fit’’ by addressing the

issues that had manifested duetoa

sustained lack of investment.

Mr Parsons said now, more than

ever, thewoolindustrymust

collaboratetogetbetter financial

results for farmers.

Collectively, the shareholdersof

WONZand Primary Wool Cooperative,

alongwithother farmers

supplying PWC’sjoint venture

Carrfields Primary Wool, produced

more than athird of NewZealand’s

strongwool clip.

Primary WoolCo­operative was

formedin1974byagroup of Hawke’s

Bayfarmers and membership had

grown to more than 1400throughout

New Zealand.

Wools of NewZealand had 730

grower shareholders representing

about14.million kg of annualstrong

woolproduction.

‘‘Combining with PWC ... will mean

we can achieve scale, reinvent the

supply chain and improve

efficiencies, enabledbythe

increasedvolume, brands and

exportingfocusWONZ brings to the

table,’’ Mr Parsonssaid.

PWCchairman Hamish de Lautour

said the strongerentity must focus on

marketing andextracting value from

products madeofwool and not just

trading wool as acommodity,ifwool

was to capitalise on its ‘‘rightful place

as the sustainable fibre of choice for

consumers’’.

Mr Parsons said WONZ and PWC

envisaged alean, simple commercial

structure that delivered the

opportunityfor other grower groups

andnew grower shareholderstojoin.

While combining operations would

take time due to thenature of the

company structures, there wasa

strong commitment from both that it

was ‘‘a prize worthpursuing’’, he

said.

~SallyRae, ODT

2301008

IN BRIEF

DAIRY KICK­STARTER FUND

LIC hasanew fundtosupport innovations to

positively impactNew Zealand’s dairy sector.

The LIC AgCelerator Fundisfor individuals and

entities hoping to develop innovations to generate

higher yields, improve animalhealth, diagnostictools

and improved traceability to sustainability,

advancements in breeding techniques and

leveraging big data for improvements to farm

management.

People can apply at www.lic.co.nz

It is designed to kick-start early-stage concepts

and launch to market.

ARABLE FRESHWATER

New rulesunder the Actionfor Healthy Waterways

aim to prevent furtherloss and degradationof

freshwater habitats.

Notall the details around therules havebeen

finalised,reports Foundationfor Arable Research.

Thiswillbeaworkinprogressasregionalcouncils

aligncurrent planswith the newnationaldirections.

Somerulescomeinto forcetoday, but changes to

the NationalPolicyStatement for Freshwater

Management(NPS-FM) willbeimplemented by

regionalcouncilsover thenextthree to five years.

FARMERS SHAREFRESH VIEWS

Presidents of the Federated Farmers provinces

within Ecanboundaries (David ClarkofMid

Canterbury, CameronHenderson ofNorth

Canterbury,Jason Grant of South Canterbury and

JaredRoss of North Otago) have been active on

freshwater issues.

The fourmeetECancouncillors at least oncea

year, and this timeAction for Healthy Waterways

regulationsweretop of the agenda.

‘‘We definitely raised our concernsofthe

implicationsthe newregulationswould have for our

industry and all of us recognised we'll need to work

together if we'regoingtobeeffective in raising

issues with the government and get changes we can

all move forward with,’’ Mr Grant said.

PIE DAY SHOUT

DunsandelCountry Cafeand Barisamong aselect

few listed in the North Canterbury Rural Support

Trust drought,calving andlambing lunch shout.

It is aptly calledPie Day Fridayand runs from noon

to 1.30pm on September25.

TheRST team are encouragingworkerstotake a

bit of time offfarm,pick up somelunchonthem and

takehomesome RST resourcesfor arainy day.

RuralSupport will also have somefree resourcesfor

you to take home.

Comeand seeusatyour localcafe/bakery for

lunch on us.’’

Voucher numbers are limited and inquiries can be

made toncrst.coordinator@gmail.com

BEEF EXPORTS

New post-Brexit trade deals areset to playakey role

in determiningthe future of UK beefimports but local

consumer preferences and non-tariff barrierswill

heavily influencewho supplies beef to the lucrative

market in 2021and beyond, according to anew

report by agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank.

In the latestBeef Quarterly report Rabobank says

withthe UK ahigh-valuemarket,NZproducers will

be keeping close watchondevelopments for

potential additional export opportunities.

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$4 million in bank

for water projects

The Ashburton District Council has $4

million from government to advance

projects involving drinking water,

stormwaterand wastewater.

It is part of anationwide Three Waters

reform package.

Projectslikely to be considered arethe

$9m Ashburton Relief Sewer project and

anew membrane treatment plant for the

Methvenwater supply, expected to cost

around $4m. Both projects arein

council’s long­term plan.

The covid money may also be spent on

other Three Watersprojects, like pipe

renewal in the CBD.

Council staff are preparing areport on

projects thatqualify for the money and

councillors will decideattheir meeting

on September 24 whichones will go

ahead. The list has to be submitted to the

Department of Internal Affairs for

scrutinyasthe $4m.

The Ashburtoncouncil has opted in to

the firstround of funding, along with

many other councilsaround the country.

They are expected to share details of

their drinking water, wastewater and

stormwaterinfrastructurewith

government.

Asecond tranche of money could be

availableinanother 12 months if council

stays in the scheme, which wouldsee its

Three Waters infrastructurebecome part

of aregional or even South Island group.

Mayor Neil Brownsaid council would

makeadecision nextyear on whether it

remained in the programme, whichis

aimedatcommunally improving Three

Waters services around the country.

Theprogramme is aresult of the

Havelock North water contamination

incident in 2016, when5500 people

became sick with campylobacter and

four died.

Mr Brown said the Ashburton council

had agood track recordwhenitcame to

providing those core services.

It has longsince stopped discharging

treated wastewater into the Ashburton

Riverand piped it to Ocean Farm, where

waterwent through wetlands before

beingirrigated to pasture.

Council had also improvedcommunity

drinking water schemes.

Other councils hadnot done the same

for either political or financial reasons,

he said.

Ashburton councillors madethe

decision last week to opt in to the first

stage and said they would be silly not to

take the ‘‘freemoney’’.

It may be atougherdecision to opt into

the nextstage.

Cr AngusMcKay said some councils

had chosen to spend money on flash town

halls and sporting infrastructure instead

of improving or protecting core Three

Waters projects.

Important water services had becomea

political issueinstead, he said.

The$4m must be spent on projects that

will be finished by March2022.

Promoting the upcoming clean up day are Litter Free Ashburton members (from

left) Allanah Stewart, Barbara Agnew, Graeme Neale, Marion Guise, Shirley

Falloon and Bev Skates.

Rubbish blitz planned

An Ashburton volunteer

litter collection group is

encouraging the

community to get behind

national Clean Up Week

and has September 12

lined up for abig local

rubbish blitz.

Litter Free Ashburton

members meet regularly

to collect and bag

rubbish in and around

Ashburton and have

been doing so for the

past three years.

Group member Bev

Sparks said collectors

were asked to meet at

10am at the West Street

car park opposite

Subway for the clean up.

After asign­in and

briefing, collectors

would be given gloves

and bags and

despatched to

designated collection

areas.

‘‘We’ll be collecting

for around three hours,

so people can collect the

whole time, or help out

for an hour or so,’’ said

Mrs Skates.

She said there was a

lot of rubbish from fast

food outlets around

town and rubbish often

found its way into

waterways.

Litter Free Ashburton

was keep to hear from

the public about any

litter hotspots, said Mrs

Skates.

She said around 80 per

cent of rubbish bagged

by the group was

plastics.

People needed to

show pride in their

community and do the

right thing with rubbish.

More information on

Litter Free Ashburton

can found on the group’s

Facebook page.


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Ashburton Courier, September 3, 2020

15

Community service hub now 25 years old

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

It startedsmall,and has been

throughits upsand downs, but

an Ashburton hubfor

community services is going

strong after 25 years.

Community House Mid

Canterbury,onceknown as the

AshburtonResourceCentre,is

hometo25not­for­profit

groups,including umbrella

organisationSafer Mid

Canterbury which operates

around 30 different services.

Another 20 regularcasual user

groups alsosharethe building

withthe long­term tenants.

Last year25,000 visitors

steppedthrough the doors of

the CassStreet building.

Community House Mid

Canterbury Trust boardchair

LeandraFitzgibbon said those

visitornumbers showed the

value and demandfor the

resource in the community.

Thekey objective of

Community House was to be a

hub forsocial services in Mid

Canterbury by providing low

costqualityaccommodation,

networkingand shared

servicesfor not­for­profit

organisations.

Community House wasa

significant asset forthe

community and the trust

managing it had been

restructured in recent years to

ensurethat it wasmanaged

wellfor thebenefit of the

community, and alsotoensure

thatthe trust was sustainable

going forward.

Community House Mid

Canterbury managerJohn

Driscoll, who hasa15­year

association with thefacility,

saidthroughout its history

there had been consistent

support for the not­for­profit

groups.

Getting to whereCommunity

House was today had been

challenging, frustratingat

times, inspiring, and

unforgettable.

‘‘The over­riding thingthat

has comeout of our 25­year

history is the awareness of the

incredible community we are a

partof,’’hesaid.

Withoutthat wide­ranging

community support the facility

would not have been ableto

provide the space fortenants

to supportthe services they

provide.

Theidea of aresource centre

in Ashburtonwas born after

local May Greenslade attended

aco­ordinators training day in

Auckland in May 1992.

She shared the ideaof a

central resourcecentre with

Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew officially opened Community House Mid Canterbury in April 2015. She was accompanied by the trust board

chairman John Driscoll and then Ashburton mayor Angus McKay. Below: Community House as it is today.

variouslocalgroups and

individualsonher return.

The resourcecentre was

seen as aone­stopshop to

access information, services

andcentralised

administration, andfor people

to cometoofferhelp as well as

to requestit.

Afeasibility studylater

completedbyRod Beavan

revealedthatMid Canterbury

hadavolunteer poolof4197

people, around 100health and

welfare groups, 75 craft and

cultural groups and over 200

sports clubs, all of whom could

potentially benefitfromthe

proposedcentre.

Aleasetooccupy agreement

wassigned on abuildingat155

Tancred Street in November

1994 andsoon after the

AshburtonResource Centre

Charitable Trust was setup.

The new resource centrewas

officially opened by Jenny

Shipley MP on July14, 1995.

The original tenants were

Barnadoes, awomen’s division

of Federated Farmers, the

Hearing Association and

AshburtonCouncilofSocial

Services.

The centreexpandedin1998

andfurtherdemand led to the

appointmentofafull­time

manager four years later.

Afireinthe buildingin

March 2003 causeddamage

anddisrupted operations, but

tenants rallied togetherto

manage temporary space

issues.

At theend of 2003the centre

was in trouble financially, with

rent arrearsthreatening to

closethe centre.

AshburtonDistrictCouncil

steppedinin2006 and

purchased thebuildingand

allocated funds to cover rent

costsfor the next10years.

In November 2010 thecentre

was renamed Community

House Mid Canterbury and

upgrades were carried outthe

following year.

In May 2012 an earthquake

assessment deemed the

building ahealth andsafety

risk and tenants weregiven 48

hours to vacateindefinitely. A

muchsmaller space was found

nearby forsome tenants.

Afterthe shooting tragedy at

WinzAshburton’s CassStreet

building in September 2014

thatbuildingwas later

identified as apotential new

sitefor CommunityHouse.

Agrantof$500,000 fromthe

AshburtonDistrictCouncil and

other fundingenabled the

purchase and refit of the

building. It wasofficially

openedbyJoGoodhew MP on

April15, 2015.

An invitation­only afternoon

event celebrating 25 years of

thecommunity service hubwill

be heldlater thismonth.

Ascene from the 2018 Anzacin

Action day.

Anzac trust gives $20k to projects

The GeraldineAnzac

Commemorations Trusthas

announced it will distribute

$20,000ofsurplusfunds to two

projects which trustchair Max

Millar saysare significantfor

Geraldine with far­reaching

benefits forall.

Thetrustwas set up in 2013

by friends Max Millar, John

Foster, ColinJohnstone and

Wayne O’Donnell, and later

joined by Kerry Stevens,upon

JohnFoster’s retirement in

2016.

It is giving$10,000each to the

proposed Geraldine medical

centre and thenew all­weather

artificialturf.

The friends felt strongly that

the sacrificemade by thosewho

fought in World War1needed

to be honouredand

remembered, and to educate

young people of todayabout

those timesand the hardship

experienced by all.

Withthe assistance of

committee members Malcolm

andDaniel Crossenand Janene

Adams, the trust organised

three successfulAnzac in

Action events held at Rangitata

Island from2014to2018 to

coincidewith the 100th

anniversary of World War1.

“Theywere wonderful

events, run by our community,

for our community, to

commemorate the sacrifices

madebythosewho foughtand

thosewho supported them,” Mr

Millar said.

After each event, the trust

madedonations to arange of

community organisations

involved in the planningand

execution of Anzac in Action.

Fundswere alsoaccumulated

to cover against possible losses,

whichfortunately did not arise.

In 2018the trustees feltthat

their objectiveshad been

achievedsothey havedecided

to rest the event.

Mr Millarsaysthat the trust

thendiscussedhow toreturn its

surplusfunds tothe community

andidentified two key projects

thatthe trustees believed

would providebenefits right

across the communityand are

of significance to theongoing

growth anddevelopment of

Geraldine.

He urged other community

groups to alsosupportthe

projectsand noted Geraldine’s

longhistory of being activein

making things happen by

supporting community

projects.


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Help for Tonga

Auni student with an Ashburton connection is

one of four UniversityofCanterbury students

tackling Tongan water challenges

Jack Deeley is oneoffour final­year

chemical and process engineering students

designing asmall­scale planttodesalinateand

sterilise drinkingwater for aremotevillage

with limited electricity.

It is apaper exercise,but onethatcould

becomereality for the remotevillage of

Felemea.

The ideafor the project camefrom Siale

Faitotonu, ageomechanics laboratory

technician in theUCCollege of Engineering.

Alister Argyle, Paul Gooby, Jane Argyle-Reed,

Emma Taylor and Joseph Shaw are pleased to

announce Charles Whatman has joined them as a

Partner of the firm.

Charles works between the firm’s Rolleston and

Ashburtonoffices and worksprimarily in the areas of

property and commercial law.

Westburn Courts,201-203 West Street,Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 8228

Email charles.whatman@awlegal.co.nz

www.argylewelsh.co.nz

2310847

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Disney­themed fun at pool

Fairies,pirates, princesses

and super heroes were

amongthe characters

taking aplungeduring EA

Networks Centre learn to

swim Disney­themed

dress­up week.

There were lots of

sequins, tutu’s, wands and

wings among theusual

swimwear.

Swimschoolmanager

Tayla McAdam said the

week longDisney­themed

sessionswereanovel, fun

way to encouragesome

covid cheer.

It hadbeen embraced by

swim school staffwho had

gone above and beyondthe

call of duty, she said.

Swiminstructors, and

some learners,

accessorised or dressed in

Disney­themedoutfitsall

week.

There was also a

colouring competitionfor

little swimmers to enter

and the weekended with a

pool side screening of

Disney movie, Frozen2.

Learn to swim instructors Bree ‘water fairy' Middleton (right) and Bev ‘Minnie Mouse’

Stevens with learners Jesse McFadden, William Cromie and Maja Monk during the

Disney­themed learn to swim week.

Mayo bike ride raises $22,000

Ashburton cyclist Clayton Howard

has helped raise $22,000 for Burwood

SpinalUnit Hospital and Westpac

Helicopter’s LifeFlightthrougha

charity bike ride.

The 72­year­old joined 17 other

bikersonthe Tour To Mayo.The

South Island leg covered the 400km

distance from Picton to Burwood

Hospital via Kaikoura and Hurunui.

While Claytonwas on histrusty

mountain bike, all other cyclists were

on road bikesand one rode an

electric bike.

Riders rode in two pelotons andfor

much of the five­day trip conditions

were good.

‘‘The windwas not toobad overall,

butwehit bad weather whenwe

headedinlandtoHurunui.

‘‘Wehad rain, hail andsnowand it

wasverycold, so to avoid getting

hypothermiaweweretransported

over a20km section.’’

Clayton said he was the oldest rider

on the tour andthe leastexperienced

on the road.

Safety had been paramount for

cyclists and he had enjoyed the

experience.

The Tour to Mayo wasorganisedto

show support for cyclistElton Mayo,

whohad acyclingaccident that left

him paralysed.

Clayton Howard

Ashburton

Rotary Club

September 28 -October 3•Sports Hall Tancred Street

Please

bring your

own carry

bag

WANTED

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

PICTURES, JIGSAWS & GAMES

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

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

worth of sales.

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

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

collected.

David Mead (Convenor) 308 9991 or 027 471 6661

Lindsay Holland 308 3201 or 027 452 3107

Errol Stewart (Rakaia) 308 9938 or 027 427 2220

Mike Smith 308 9201 or 020 444 8899

Book Drop off /

collection points

• Allenton Auto Centre

• Caltex Ashburton

• Community House

• Mobil Service Station

• Frame Co Netherby

• Z Energy Tinwald

• New World

• Cafe Time, Tinwald

• RuralCo Ashburton

• Evolution Vets (was ShopCanterbury)

• Methven RuralCo

• Rakaia RuralCo

• PGG Wrightson, Methven

Rodger Letham

J.R.BENNETT

CONSTRUCTION LTD

Cnr East &Dobson Sts, Ashburton

Phone 308 9094

Bookarama has been running successfully for 41 Years

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Philomena McIlroy (on stage) takes qi gong practitioners through awarm­up at the MSA.

Qigongclasseshelp

seniors staysupple

Acenturies­old systemofcoordinated

mind andbody

movement is helping keep

seniors in Ashburton relaxed

andsupple.

Philomena McIlroy takes

qigong classes,tothose

willing, three times aweek in

the MSA main halland has

up to 25 peopleatthe hourlongsession.

On Tuesdays and

Thursdays she works through

aprogramme of gentle

exercisesand movement.

Sessions start with awarmup

andthen 18 energyenhancingexercises,

called

Shibashi, that co­ordinate

movement with breathing

and concentration.

Afurther 18 exercisesare

repeated after ashort break

and sessions finish with

tendon strengthening

exercises called Yi Jin Jing.

On Wednesdays Mrs

McIlroyrunsamainlyseated

qi gong sessionfor seniors

with walkersorwalking

sticks that again involve

gentle movements.

Mrs McIlroysaid she

startedlearning tai chiand

then qi gong 14 years ago.

The classes she gavewere

popular and appreciated by

the sociable and mainly over

65s who came along.

Someofthose takingpart

had Parkinson’s,while

othershad strokes, heart

problems or arthritis.

‘‘For me it’s about helping

people feel relaxed. Being

more relaxed means we can

extend every muscle and

tendon in the body that little

bit more.’’

Mrs McIlroy also works

withIHC clientsonFriday

mornings andruns sessions

in resthomes.

Wednesday and Thursday

sessionsatthe MSAstart

at10.45am.Tuesday classes

start at 10am.

Twotheories of life

BY DAVID HYSLOP

ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH

Someone conducted asurvey

asking what would people

like toask God. Rather

surprisinglythe answer

cameback, “What are we

doinghere?” and ‘‘How did

we get here?”

There aretwo main

theories.They appear to be

mutually exclusive, both

cannot be true.

Themost widely held

theory is thatofevolution

meaning the creationofnew

species with brandnew DNA.

This happensthrough

mutations andnatural

selectionending up with us

over alongperiod of time.

Prior to this there wasthe

spontaneous generation of

life formsthrough as yet

unknown biochemistry.If

this is truethenthe words of

JesusChristare falseand his

followersare wasting their

time.Ifthe Bible is totally

wrongabout creation then

everythingelseinitisopen

to question. Wecannot have

it both ways.

So is there credible

scientific informationto

CHRISTIAN COMMENT

supportthe secondtheory

which is that the universe

and ourselvesare partofa

special creation?

TheBible says humans are

‘‘fearfully andwonderfully

made’’.

Anexample is the human

brainand related to it,the

eye .The brainisthe size of a

fist and yet it containsabout

10,000 nerve cells, each of

which putsout thousands of

connectingfibres which

makecontactwith other

nerve cells. So we thinkand

remember. There are

billionsofconnectionsand

so the human brain is

considered themost complex

networkinthe universe.

The eyeisincredible.

Whenababyfirst starts life

as atiny dotthe geneticcode

programs the baby’s body to

begin growing optic nerves in

the eye.Atthe same timethe

optical section of the brain

producesnerves which

connectwiththose from the

eye.Until the eye is fully

formed it hasnovalue. How

could step by steprandom

mutations haveproduced

such acomplex operation?

How was the DNA

controllingthisformed?

Charles Darwinadmitted the

eye was so complexitwas

hardtoimagineastep by

step processproducingit.

So the followers of Jesus

are not to be intimidated by

an unproven theory with no

direct evidence of

observationorreplication.

Scienceconstantly changes.

Ahundred years agothe

universe was considered

eternalthenthe BigBang

came along. Thesun was

considered 50,000 years old

at most before nuclear fusion

wasunderstood.

Iwill writeatanother time

of how the finely balanced

forces in the universe, the

nature of our solar system,

the natureofDNA and

questions about thefirst

spark of lifeall point to a

creator.

But everyonemust find

thatone for themselves.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 24

3Septembr 2020

DeputyPrincipal’s Message

Term Three

Term Three has been awhirlwind of events and

activities, across Course Confirmation Evening

and students choosing subjects for 2021;

Year 11, 12 and 13students with internal exams;

Open Night; enrolment for Year 8 students

attending College next year; and senior reports

have been completed.

Still to come areAko interviewsfor all students and their families; along

with senior subjectinterviews; Lip-Sync online and Music Evening.

Term Four

Term 4will involve araft of activities including those associated with

farewells to our students who areleaving AshburtonCollege at the end

of 2020.

We will have the Blues Assembly wherestudents arerecognisedfor their

Sporting and Cultural achievement; the announcement ofthe winning

House for 2020; the Chess Match where staff take on the Student

Executiveinwhatisassisted by a‘waterfight’on the College chessboard;

the Year 12 Prize-giving where the Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head

Boy and Deputy Head Girl for 2021 will be announced; Year 11 Prizegiving

and the Year 13 Graduation Dinner. Further past these datesour

Junior students will have anumber of activities and milestones which

we will refertocloser to the time.

Year 11 andYear 12 Prize-givings

For the first time we are, this year, combining Year 11and 12 Prizegivings

and holding this at the Ashburton EANetworks Centre starting

at 7:00pm on Tuesday10November.

We have also changed the criteria forour Application and EffortAwards.

Students nowneed to reach the required level in fiveout of six subjects

in Level 1and 2, and four out of five subjects in Level 3togain an

Application and EffortAward.

NCEAExaminations

Allofthatoutlined above thenleavesushurtling into the real business

part ofthe year –the final NCEA examinations which start onMonday

16 November.

The accumulation of credits over the course of the year means that

students know exactly whatthey need to do to reach the ‘magic figure’

required to gain each LevelofNCEA.

An NCEA study has observed that once students know (or think) that

they have reached that figure, the motivation to keep going and to

do really well may beaffected and this may impact on how well they

preparefor and perform in the external examinations.

It is not that simple! Students, especially those who are hoping to gain

University Entrance from their course this year, must remember that

tertiary faculties, insetting their entry criteria for courses, are looking

at the quality ofthe credits that students are gaining –how many

Achieved,Merit and Excellence grades they have gained.

There has beenareduction in the number of credits requiredfor 2020

due to COVID-19 andthe reduced time in front of ateacher.

Forevery fivecredits students achieve through internal or external

assessments theyare entitled to one morecredit. These arecalled

Learning Recognition (LR) credits.

Level1–80credits including 10 numeracyand 10 literacycredits. (Can

receiveupto10LRcredits)

Level 2–60credits at Level 2orabove; and 20 credits from any other

level.(Canreceiveupto8LR credits)

Level3–60credits atLevel 3orabove; and 20 at Level 2.(Can receive

up to 8LRcredits)

CertificateEndorsement –e.g.: NCEA Level1Endorsed Excellence

Certificate Endorsed Merit –46credits at Merit or better

Certificate Endorsed Excellence –46credits at Excellence

Course Endorsement–e.g.:NCEA Level2Technology Endorsed Merit–

at least3such credits from externally assessed standards and at least 3

from internally assessed standards in asingle school year.

Course Endorsed Merit –12credits at Merit or higher

Course Endorsed Excellence –12credits at Excellence or higher

UniversityEntrance – 12 credits in three approved University

Entranceapproved subjects.

It is clear thatstudents must aim to do their very bestatwhateverlevel

they are studying. A consistently good, motivated attitude towards

study,achievementinschool work and towardsperformanceinexternal

examinations is the kind of attitude that can play apart inastudent’s

success and futureopportunities.

Helen Shore-Taylor

DeputyPrincipal •TumuakiTuarua

Staff Welcome

Anna Schmack

Exam Centre Manager

Information

Please notethatall events aresubjecttoany COVID restrictions which

mayberelevant at the time. These implications areadvisedassoonas

is possible.

AkoInterviews:on-siteatCollege,

Thursday10September,

10:00am-8:00pm

Next Thursday, 10 September, College will hold the second set of Ako

Interview meetings for2020, between parents/caregivers,studentand Ako

teacher.

Meetings will cover progress to date during this year, arevisit of career

and/or academic goals,and an opportunityfor communication as ateam.

This daywill go ahead even if we areremaining at COVID Level2.

Booking arrangements:

Twenty minutes has been allowedfor each interview,with timeframes from

10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm; 6:00pm-8:00pm, with the last booking

available at 7:40pm.

Interviews can be set up through SchoolPoint, with information now sent

out to families. Please contactthe College Office if youhave anyqueries.

Please note: normal College classes will not operateonthis day.

Students areonlyrequired to be at College fortheir interviewtime.

Parent-Teacher-StudentInterviews for

Year 11-13 Students: Tuesday15September

Please note: this daywill only operateifweare at COVID Level1.

On Tuesday 15 September parent-teacher-student interviews are

scheduled at the Hotel Ashburton, from 2:30pm-8:00pm.

This is an opportunity tomeet with individual subject teachers and it is

especially recommended that you catch upinany subjects which your

child maybefinding moredifficult.

College will close at 1:20pm on this day(no Period5classes).

InterviewBooking arrangements:

Interviewswill each be of fiveminutes duration, with available timeframes

between 2:30pm-5:00pm; 5:45pm-8:00pm.

Interviews can be set up through SchoolPoint, with information being

sent out to families. Please contact the College Office if you have any

queries.

Studylink TertiaryEvening:

Information on StudentLoans and Allowances

Monday14September 2020, 7:00pm

College Staffroom

This is an evening for students and parents/caregivers tohear information

about student loans and allowances for tertiary study next year,

accommodation costs andvarious deadlines.

We are very fortunate tohave staff from Studylink attend and be able to

answer your questions first-hand.

RSVP required:

Information forms areavailablefromthe

Transition Office or the College Office.

Pleasecollect and return aformsothatweknownumbers attending.

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

AshColl Way

Appreciation

AshColl Reading Mentor Programme Future

Guaranteed

After aslow start this year, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Ashburton

College Reading Mentor programme kicked into gear again in Term Two,

and concluded last week.

JoanneWakelin, ReadingTeacher,Reading Mentor ProgrammeCo-ordinator

and Within-College Hakatere Community ofLearning (Kāhui Ako) Literacy

Co-ordinator, said that this successful mentoring programme has run for

manyyears andcontinues to go from strength to strength.

Sponsorship Appreciation

AdvanceAshburton, along with the other community organisationsAltrusa

Club of Ashburton, Rotary Club ofAshburton and the Ashburton Plains

RotaryClub, have been sponsors of the programme inthe past.

On-going Commitment by AdvanceAshburton

This year Advance Ashburton has confirmed an on-going commitment to

ensuring the programme remains funded.

This security iswonderful news for the College. Sandi Wood, Advance

Ashburton Executive Officer, visited College recently, getting the

opportunitytosee the programme in operation. Sandiwas impressed with

the structure,whichsees specifically selectedYear 12 students volunteering

to read to Year 9students.

(Pictured below): AdvanceAshburtonExecutiveOfficer,Sandi Wood with the

Year 12 Reading Mentor leaders during her visit to see the programme in

operation.

The scheme initially started following the research of Dr Joseph Driessen,

arenowned academic on raising student achievement, and due to the

encouraging results every year, the scheme has become apermanent part

of the College programme.

The scheme not only has positive academic results, but the role modelling

and mentoring by the senior students has had manywonderful spin-offsfor

the Year 9students, including things such as increasing their confidence,

encouraging them to be on time for school and their classes, and helping

with personal issues. Senior students also gain leadership skills and enjoy

the mentoring opportunities.

We thank AdvanceAshburton,along with our other anonymous donor,

forensuringthatliteracycontinues to be apriorityatAshburtonCollege.

This year’s Reading Mentors havebeen:

Katelin Adcock, Ethan Annear, Taylah Burrowes, Georgie Cartney,

Emma-Paige Dickson, Malachi Drye, Alex Eddington, Buddhika Ekanayake,

Ian Jerao, Hannah Kuipers, John Magyaya, Tia McCallum, Ben Middleton,

Dennis Nguyen, Tamaki Nishioka, Hannah O'Reilly, Thomas Patterson,

Mahina Pongia, Drew Porter, Samuel Reilly-Sigel, Emma Scammell,

Marlese Schoonderbeek,Milli Sullivan, Eliane Vinculado.

(Pictured left):

Year 12 Student

Emma-Paige Dickson

reading to her Year 9

buddy.

(Pictured below): TheReading Mentor programme sees students in small

groups all around the Library.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 24

3September 2020

Events

Successful ‘Spirit of Gold’Mufti Day

InformationprovidedbyJestena Raj, Treasurer,StudentExecutive

On Friday 21August the College Student Executive organised afundraiser

mufti day for the New Zealand Paralympics, tosupport our paralympians

as they make their way toTokyo to represent New Zealand in what will

now be the 2021 Paralympics.These sixteenth summer Paralympic Games

have been rescheduled from 2020,due to COVIDconstraints, to 24 August–

05 September 2021. Thisisthesecond timeTokyo hashosted these games,

subsequenttothe Olympic Games. The previous time wasback in 1964.

Students were encouraged to wear somethinggold and bring alongagold

coin to showtheirsupport.

Fundraising Total

College students raisedatotalof$1028.20.

It was great to see the whole school come together to support this cause

and go ‘all out’towear something gold to keep with the theme. We thank

students and their families fortheir support.

ACareer in the Outdoors

Former student Cole Beeman, with fellow course attendee

Jamie Toomey previously from Mt Aspiring College, spoke to a group

of students on Wednesday26August,inthe College Auditorium.

This year attending the TaiPoutini Polytech on the West Coast, Cole and

Jamie outlined the opportunitiesavailable to students,with Cole sharing

his adventures on the Outdoor Education and Ski Patrol Course. Cole

advocates this course as aperfect pathway for acareer in the Outdoors,

including instruction in White Water Kayaking, Rafting, Climbing,

Mountaineering/Snow Caves,Bush Skills,Sea Kayaking and much more.

Students were advisedon‘howtoenrol’, enrolment deadline dates,

accommodation,course age eligibility, howtofind information and what

career optionsanInstructor’s Certificate canenable.

AshburtonCollege PIE’s

(Pride,Identity, Equality) Host Bake Sale

On Wednesday26AugustAshColl studentshosted averyfine Bake Sale on

the Chessboard, with money raised to go towards RainbowYOUTH.

RainbowYOUTH is acharitable organisation that was established in 1989.

RainbowYOUTH is here to work with queer, gender diverse, takatāpui and

intersex youth, their friends, whānau and wider communities in order to

ensure thatNew Zealand is aplace whereall young people can thrive.

SarahMcKerrow said,with allbaking donatedthe fundraisingwas successful,

raisingover$200 to be forwarded to RainbowYOUTH, Christchurch Division.

(Pictured above, left toright): Ready for the lunchtime customers are

GemmaTaylor,Sarah McKerrow, EmmaPetrie and Lauren Taylor.

Congratulations

House Sports and the CovetedHouse Trophy

As for all events this year programmes and itineraries have been started,

changed, stopped, restarted and changed again. The normally very lively

HouseSports competition is no exception to this necessity.

This year House Cricket, Badminton and Unihock have had to be cancelled

but, atthe start ofTerm Three, Volleyball was able tobeheld and, more

recently,Basketball.

House Netballiscurrently scheduled forWeeks 8and 9ofthis term,ondays

between 07-18September, and we alsohaveLip Sync scheduled to run for

House points.

Lip Sync has been transferred from apublic event inthe Auditorium to a

videocompetition,with entries to close on 06 September,at6:00pm. Music

Evening, which also contributes to House Points, isstill scheduled at this

stagetotake place on Thursday24September.

Basketball Restarts House Sports

Recently Basketball gained the kudos of re-igniting the competition

between Houses, with Blue playing Green, and Orange challenging Red,

in the play-offs. Blue House had aclean sweep of wins while last year’s

champion House, Red, wassuccessfulinthree of theirfour games.

Finals Results were acautious triumph to Blue House:

•Senior Girls’BluevOrange Houses 5-0 win to Blue House.

•JuniorGirls’Blue vRed Houses

5-4 win to Blue House.

•Senior Boys’Blue vRed Houses

3-alldraw.

•JuniorBoys’Red vBlue Houses

8-2 win to RedHouse.

As part oftheir power point presentation (pictured above) they showed

life out on the course expeditions, outlining what anumber ofthese

involved,and their ‘top moment’during this year.

For Cole this included aweek-long kayak mission at Arahura, and for

Jamie it was Māori week. They recommended Punakaiki’s rock climbing

wall, and noted the 48 hour race comprised of running, biking, rafting,

orienteering,beach running with araftonyour shoulders –and one team

who managed it on one hour’s sleep!

Some KeyForthcoming Dates

November

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

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

16-09 Dec NCEA Exams

Term Dates2020 –Terms Two, Threeand startofTerm Four

Term Three Monday20July -Friday25September

Term Four Monday12October -Thursday 05 November (Year 13)

-Tuesday 10 November (Years11and 12)

-Thursday03December (Year 10)

-Friday04December (Year 9)

Term Dates2021 –

Term One Year level datestba -Friday09April

Term Two Tuesday 27 April - Friday02July

Term Three Monday19July -Friday24September

Term Four Monday11October -Friday10December –year levels tbc

(Pictured above): Good custom underway.

Congratulations

CanterburySecondarySchools’

SkiChampionships Creditable Results

This event was fortunate to be able to be held on Thursday 13 August at

the Mt Hutt Skifield,involvingCollege

student siblings Kayne Johnston and

Mya Johnston (pictured right, left and

right), with father MichaelasManager.

Michael said that racing was held in

‘bluebird conditions’ with atotal of

over 180 skiers plus snow boarders

competing.

The ski group numbers were

significant with sixty nine female

skiers and ninety twomales.

Results

Mya skied well to finish strongly in

14thplace in the girls’ race and Kayne

also had a great result, finishing

19th in afield dominated bysenior

students.

(Pictured left): Kayne surveying the slalom

course from the startline.

(Pictured below): Myainactiononthe slalom

course.

(Pictured above, leftand right): Riley Sa scoring from aslam dunk against the

Orange House Junior Boys’team, in the play-off rounds.

Currentlythe House Point competition sits at :

Blue House 76.15 RedHouse 66.89

Orange House 58.02 Green House 58.02

Coming Events

Alterations due toCOVID changes will be advised directly toeach group as

relevant.

September

04 South CanterburyWinterBasketball Competition,

SouthernTrust EventsCentre, Timaru

Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

05 Rugby–UC Round 12 MidCanterburyCombined v

St Bede’s College,Ashburton

06 NZSS Shooting Championships (Triple S) Round 4

07 Year 10 Outdoor Education Hike,LittleMtPeel

08 Year 10 Outdoor Education Hike,LittleMtPeel

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

09 ACAD1 Farmbikes Day2,Year12ACADGroup 1,

AshburtonShowgrounds

Auckland UniversityCourse Planning

Victoria UniversityCourse Planning

Lincoln UniversityCourse Planning

Otago Polytech Course Planning

Girls’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

Supernet –AshburtonCollege vRangiRuru,Christchurch (Round 7)

10 AKOinterviews(as elsewhereinthis newsletter)

Aoraki Girls’Football vTimaru Girls’High School,Timaru

11 Canterbury Schools’GolfMatchplay, Christchurch

Year 11 Outdoor Education hike,MtThomas,Oxford

Aoraki SecondarySchools’Table Tennis Championships,Timaru

South CanterburyWinterBasketball Competition,

SouthernTrust Events Centre, Timaru

Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

12 Rugby–UC Round 12 Marlborough Boys’College v

MidCanterburyCombined (Marlborough)


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Ray’s agem in Rotary circles

Along­serving Rotarian has

been honoured with his third

PaulHarrisFellowship award.

Ashburton Plains Rotary

Club member Ray King was

presented with aDouble

Sapphire Pin at arecentclub

meeting.Hewas first awarded

aPaulHarris Fellowship back

in 1994.

Theaward is named after

thefounder of Rotaryand is

oneofthe highest given by the

service club. It recognises

loyalservice to aclub or

Rotary district.

Mr King is aformerschool

teacher and principal and

joined PlainsRotary in 1976.

He wasappointed director of

theyouth committee in 1978

andwas club president forthe

1982­83year.

His roles overthe years have

included that of secretary

(1984­86), newslettereditor

(1986­87), co­editor (1988­91)

andsergeant(1989­90).

He has servedonthestudent

exchangedistrict committee,

vocationalcommittee and was

thedistrict governor’s

representative for the 1993­94

year.MrKingwas district

governor forthe 9970 District

forthe 2002­2003year.

Outside of Rotary, he has

served on the Ashburton

District Youth Institute since

it was established 21 years ago

andcontinues to organise and

lead the institute’s annual

Kick Start Leadership course

aimed at Year 8students.

Mr King wasatrustee of the

Midand South Canterbury

Life Education Trust for 16

years, chairman for nine of

those years and wasawardeda

life membership by the trust

last year.

Above: Plains Rotary president

Steve Allen (left) presents the

Paul Harris Double Sapphire

pin to Ray King.

PHOTO SUPPLIED.

IN BRIEF

GIRLS’ RUGBY

Under 11 and Under 13 girls are

invited to arugby skills and games

seriesstartingsoon.

Run by Mid Canterbury Rugby’s

women’s and schools’ development

officer Nicole Purdom,the series

will run from 11.30am until 1.30pm

on September 6, 13 and 20.

Registrationscan be made

through the Mid Canterbury Rugby

Unionwebsite andmore information

is available by emailing to

nicole@midcanterburyrugby.co.nz.

All abilities are welcome.

PLANTING DAY

Aplanting daywill be heldat

MethvenCemetery this Saturday.

The10amgathering is organised

by MethvenCommunityBoard and

amix of rhododendronsand natives

will be planted at the site.

FIRST XV

The Mid Canterbury Spartans host

St Bedes in their finalhomegameof

the UC Championship on Saturday.

Asponsorsday hadbeen planned,

to acknowledge the greatsupport

the combined Ashburton College

and Mt Hutt College teamhas had

this season as it embarkedona

five-yearplan to restore the district’s

competitiveness at secondary

school level.

CoachShane Enright noted 19 of

the 22 boyswho took on

Christchurch Boys’ High School last

weekare eligible to play again next

yearasthe rebuilding continues.


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Waireka playing days

The Waireka Croquet Club hasset

its playing days for the season.

Tuesdaymorning is handicap

singlesand every second Tuesday

in themonthwill be handicap

singles, 19 hoop.Draw9.45am.

Tuesdayafternoonissingles

handicap, range­6 to 8and 9­16.

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Wednesday is 30­minute

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Saturdayisdoubles, with

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Sunday is casual doubles. Draw

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CLUB NEWS

Ashburton 9­holers

Thirty­fourmembers

playedonAugust 28,

including eight men who

qualified to play for the club

championships.The players

in Round 1wereSam Prince

and Eric Weir, Antony White

and Gavin Johnston, Stewart

Bennett and TerryO'Reilly

and Peter Woods and Murray

Lister.

After someclose contests,

the winnerswere: Sam

Prince,Antony White,

StewartBennett and Peter

Woods. They play round two

on September 10.

The rest played astroke

round sponsored by

Accountantz. Thewinners,

with the best nett scores

were: women, Tonee Hurley

and men, Bruce Leighton.

They both won on countback

from the runners­up Bev

Blair and DickHansen.

Tonee and Bev both scored

34 and Bruce andDick both

scored 36. Also scoring 36

were: Robynne Nicoll, Janice

Dunlop, Judith Stoddart and

Anne Fleming.

Congratulations to all of you.

We've introduceda

vouchersystemtopay for

play on Thursdays.Vouchers

will be on sale in packs of 10

this Thursday. Pay by cash or

Internet banking.

On Thursday September 3

we'll playastableford

sponsored by Flowers @the

Gate by Tone'e and on

September 10, astroke round

sponsored by Accountantz as

well as Round 2ofthe Men's

Championship and round 1of

the Women's Championship

and the Men's andWomen's

Sega Cup.

Allenton WinterBowls

The finals for all

disciplines are over, bringing

to an end avery tricky, Covid­

19 and weather affected

season, yet still successful

and enjoyable to allwho

playedinthese tournaments.

Kiddey Cup Pairs.

On the day winners were

W. Watsonand B. Holdom,

2nd M. Quinn and R. Davies,

3rd C. McFarlane andD.

Watson. Aggregate winners

were M. Quinn and R. Davies.

Bishop Plate; 2Bowl

Triples: 1st B. Clarke, L.

Kearns T. Clarke, 2nd N.

Sharplin, B. Molloy,P.

Gibson,3rd W.Lloyd,M.

Buchanan, GHarrison.

Aggregate winnersR.Tonks,

PWhinham,B.Osborne.

The HuntTrophy,(Friday

Triples) wasplayedona

beautiful sunny Wednesday

afternoon, (to getitfinished

and not to play three days

consecutively). While the

scores were being processed

we weresurprisedtobe

entertained by Bill Clarke

playing amedleyofScottish

tunes on thebagpipes.This

was greatly appreciated by

all, especially Maureen

Knox, with everyone

clappingand toe tapping

along. ThanksBill we would

love to have that happen

again. We hope the whitebait

are runningwell.

Winnersonthe daywere;

1st N. Aitkenson,M.Foggo,D

McEvedy, 2nd S. Holdom, R.

Holdom, LKearns, 3rdR.

Bennett, G. Clarke,J.May.

Cup winners Rosemary

Bennett, GraemeClarke and

Jill May.

2x4x2 Pairs, played

Saturdays, winners were; 1st

R. Tonks, J. O’Connor, 2nd J.

Ryk, H. Goodall, 3rd R

Bennett, RHoldom.

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Wooden vessels crafted by Ashburton Woodworkers.

Aggregate RTonks, W. Lloyd.

On Sunday Allenton hosted

afundraising tournamentfor

the sub centre anda

memorial to avery liked and

respected bowler in Ian

Kaye, amemberofthe

Rakaia Club.Abeautiful cup

was donatedbyMrs Heather

Kaye andthe family, which

was presented to thewinning

fours team of N. Aitkenson,

H. Goodall, D. Jones and

Marg Tonks. Thiswas the

highlightofaverysuccessful

day. Our thanks to all the

clubs for their generous

support.

Opening day Saturday 5,

1pm start. Whites to be worn.

Aplate for afternoontea

wouldbeappreciated. Thisis

an opening/closing day,

presentationstobemade. A

great start to anew year,

comeand getready for

another fantastic year at our

club.

Ashburton U3A

The firstofthree

presentationsinthe

AshburtonU3A’shealth

series was given by Jeanine

Doherty, adoctorof

audiology who has owned her

own clinic for 30 years.

Her topic was ‘Health

professionals andthe ethical

dilemma of delivering

patientcare versus employer

pressure to sell goods and

was both eye­opening and

challenging to some of our

preconceived notionsthat

healthcareisprimarily

concerned about the

patient’s best interests and

therefore deserving of our

trust.

Audiology, dentistry,

pharmacyand optometryall

cameunder fire for their

cleverly disguised effortsto

convince people that they

have the patient’s best

interests at heart byoffering

‘‘free this and thats’’ and

fostering the idea that

‘‘dearermust be better’’.

Jeanine also discussed the

dilemma many young

professionals in these

medical disciplines find

themselves in whenthe

companies that ownthe

services that employ them

are manipulating and

pressurizing them into sales

roles which compromise

healthethics and give the lie

“Patient is paramount”.

Dr Doherty urged people

seeking helpineachofthese

professions to; question the

claims presented; put on

your cynicalhat when

‘freebies’ are mentioned;

investigate ownership of the

company; askwhere

products come from; don’tbe

pressured into quick

decision making.

Checkout ‘Behavioural

Economics’ andyou will

discover the science behind

exacting the dollar.

Ashburton Woodworkers

Dave Strong welcomed 19

members to theAugust

meeting,where he

mentioned the upcoming

A&PShow, encouraging

members to enter in the

woodturning sectionand that

they plan to have alathe in

action during theeventand

plan to raffle of an outdoor

table and chairs. Welcomed

Life Member Brian Ching.

Show and Tell ­Dave

Strong: cherry lidded box.

Paul Trott: cherry bowl. John

Millichamp: large NZ beech

burr bowls. Geoff Brown:ash,

totara, beech platter. John

Smart:two identical

macrocarpa vases, walnut

bowl&vase. Merv Peck: two

impressive segmentedvases.

Wim Melchers: beechburr

bowl,laburnum bowl.

BruceFerrimanthen

introducedRoger Paterson

whobeganhis working

career as an apprentice

cabinetmaker, in those days

working withsolid wood,

becoming askilled

craftsman.

Hisuse of native and exotic

timbers to create all types of

furniture. He learnt how to

designand assist clientsin

creating theideal pieceof

furniture, exactly as they

requested. Work on cabin

cruisersgavehim anautical

interest.

Then came an opportunity

to buildcasketswhich he

continued formany years

along withhis funeral

parlour.Roger did mention

the big difference working

with proper woodcompared

to this artificial fibrewesee

so much of these days. His

preferenceisstill with solid

wood but cost dictates

otherwise. Roger recited

several interesting yarns and

incidents that have occurred

in his professional

businesses.

Ashburton Writers’ Group

Ameetingwas held

recently, in the new timeof

7.30pm. Julie read a

quotation: “The first rule of

kindness is to be kind to

yourself.”

Arrangements arebeing

madefor ameetingfor

interested people,tobetalks

on self publishing and how to

sell your books.Ideas to be

broughttothe next meeting.

The assignment forthe

meeting was to writealetter

to my younger self. Someof

the topics were endofworld,

school teacher, notdress

rehearsal, 40­year­old, true

peace,nightmares, the

sixties and chicken pox.

The instant exercise by

Rae was “Sitting at my desk”.

The September assignment is

“And that’s how the fight

started”.

Visitors are welcome,

contact Rae on 3088927.


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OH BABY!

Keeping well to help your baby

Being anew parentislike nothing else you’ll ever do.

Whether you’re a new mum, a new dad about to

experienceyour first Father’s Day, or an old hand with a

fewyears extraknowledge being aparentislike nothing

else you’ll ever do.

It brings joy and surprise as you get to know your new

baby, along with many sleepless nights, mostly from a

crying babytrying to communicate.

Crying can mean hunger or adirty or wetnappy, or they

mayjust need acuddle,asong,awalk or aride to soothe

them.

Your babywill crytotell youwhatthey need; as youget

to know them better you will learn what each cry and

sound means.

How you respond to baby’s crying will make baby feel

secureand safe.

One of the hardest times can be when your baby keeps

on crying and youcan’t work out why. If youfind yourself

getting upset,it’sOKtoput your babydowngently in a

safeplace, walk away and take abreak.

Your baby ismore likely to calm down when you are

feeling calm and in control.

And tolook after your baby well you need to look after

yourself too which means eating well, getting enough

sleep,being activeand asking forhelp when needed or

if it all becomes toomuch.

What youeat and drink will have abig effectonhow you

feel during the dayand howwell yousleep.

Sleep is one of the most importantparts of looking after

yourself and your baby.

Try tosleep or rest when your baby does. And try to

accept thatbroken sleep and tiredness arepartofbeing

aparent, especially at the beginning but it does get

better.

A Happy Father’s Day shout-out to all dads this

weekend.

Rosellinda (Roselle) and Jhon Ruel (JR)

Fuaso welcome our weebundle of joy,

AliyaTrace Nicodemus Fuaso

She decided to see this lovely worldearlier

than expected, bornhealthyand happy

at 2,910grams (6.42lbs) via emergency

caesarean section at Christchurch Women’s

Hospital on Tuesday, 25 August 2020

at 10:23am.

Definitely worthall the wait.

Asilver lining in this pandemic.

Babyboy Rayn Sharma wasbornonJuly 5,

2020 to Richa Sharma and Sandeep Kumar,

weighing 2490 grams .

Play is work

and work is fun

Where Children Learn

At Tiddlywinks Preschool

children areencouraged to

exploreand develop asense

of wonder through natural

resourcesand experiences.

In our new purpose built facility

teachers areable to “stepback”

and empowerchildren to make

their owndecisions and take

responsibilityfor collaborative

playbut still be theretoguide

and supportwhen needed.

We have separate under two’s

andovertwo’s with ashared

kaiareawhich fosters the

relationships between the older

and younger children as well as

the teachers which in turnmakes

the transition process relaxing

foreveryone. Our outdoor area

provides mud,water, sand,grass,

loose parts,hidey holes,rocks,

logs and nativetrees and plants

which allowthe children to gain

confidenceinthemselves,create,

exploreand assess their ownrisk.

We provide wetweather gear

forthe children so they can be

outside in all types of weather

and enjoyrainy days as much as

sunnydays.

Contactuson

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ENROL NOW -2YEAR OLDS WELCOME

Contact: Kindergarten

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Ph: 308 3779

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Stephanie Hansen Amanda Moore

Centre Directors

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phone 03 307 0420 twpreschool@gmail.com

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26 Ashburton Courier, September 3, 2020

Bowlers roll out at tourney

Thesearch for the districtstop

indoor bowls team was on last

week for members of the Mid

Canterbury Federationof

Women’s Institutes.

Theladies, most of whom are

novice players, ralliedfor their

annual triples indoor bowls rollup

at the Ashburton Indoor

Bowls Stadium.

They were searching for a

championteam to represent the

district in the Canterbury

Federation of WI’s annual

regional interprovincial indoor

bowls playoffs, which has been

played for the past 10 years.

It will be held in Ashburton

laterthis month.

Mid CanterburyFederation of

WI’s president Mavis Wilkins

wasthankful to the members for

playing and ‘‘being goodsports. We

all had fun which was important.’’

She said five teamsrepresenting

three of thedistricts eight WI’s

took part at the AshburtonIndoor

Bowls Stadium;Hinds(two teams),

Netherby (twoteams) and a

Wakanui team of Beanice Laird,

Ruth Logan andDianne Carter,

who won.

Amongthe other teamswere

indoor bowls novices Adrienne

Pegler, Adrienne Hodson and

Barbara Burst who were playing

for Netherby WI.

The ladies were keen to

represent their branchand were

playing together for thefirst time.

They admitted they were more

usedtoatennis court than abowls

mat buthad happily come away

with onewin and one loss by noon.

Netherby WI bowlers Adrienne Pegler,

Adrienne Hodson and Barbara Burst at the Mid

Canterbury Federation of WIs indoor bowls

playoff.

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

SPORTS DRAWS

HOCKEY

Mid Canterbury Hockey

Association draw September

4-9:

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:

Wakanui.

Friday 4September, Kiwi

Sticks (Yr 5) 3.45 pm Rakaia

Yr 5vTinwald (Turf a) GMuir,

H Kidd. Allenton Yr 5 v

Wakanui Blue (Turf b) S

Greeson, R Kidd. 4.30 pm

MethvenvWakanui Black Turf

(Turf b) S Greeson, H Kidd.

Tinwald Foothills (Bye) Kiwi

Sticks (Yr 6) 4.30 pm Rakaia

Yr 6 v Wakanui (Turf a) L

Marshall/M Marshall, GMuir.

5.15 pm Collegians D&Ev

Tinwald (Turf a) LMarshall, J

Ellis. Allenton Yr6vMethven

White (Turf b) MMarshall, L

Lansdown. 6.00 pm Methven

Black vTinwald Foothills (Turf

a) JLansdown, JEllis.

1st Grade Women, 6.50

pm Hampstead Blue vMethven

(Wakanui, Hampstead).

8.00 pm Hampstead v

Wakanui (Methven, Hampstead

Blue).

Just Hockey SSL Div 1

Boys, Nga Puna Wai 15.00

pm Ashburton College 1st XI v

Christ's College 2nd XI

(Umpires supplied)

Small Sticks Duty club:

Wakanui.

Saturday 5 September,

Mini Sticks 10.15 am Methven

Yr 3vHampstead (Coaches).

Wakanui Blue v Wakanui

Black (Coaches). Tinwald

Foothills vTinwald (Coaches).

Allenton vMethven Yr 4(Coaches).

Fun Sticks, 11.00 am

Draws made on the day (Coaches).

Senior Women, NBS Ash

1.00 pm Wakanui v Cambridge

(C Watson, HYoung).

Senior Men, Tim TA 2.30

pm Temuka v Wakanui

(Umpires supplied).

Sunday 6September, 2nd

Grade Girls, Ash NBS 1.00 pm

Tinwald v Cambridge

(Wakanui Snr Women, J

Gray). Ash NBS 2.40 pm

Wakanui v Roncalli 1st XI

(Wakanui Snr Men, SMuir).

1st Grade Men, 4.00 pm

Hampstead Lowcliffe v

Wakanui (Tinwald Black, Tinwald

Orange). 5.25 pm Hampstead

Wakanui v Allenton

(Hampstead Lowcliffe,

Wakanui). 6.50 pm Tinwald

Black vTinwald Orange (Hampstead

Wakanui, Allenton).

Monday 7September, 2nd

Grade Boys: Draw unknown.

Tuesday 8 September,

Kwik Sticks (Yrs 7&8) 4.00

pm Allenton vMethven(LEllis,

B Greer). 5.15 pm Wakanui

Blue/Collegians v Tinwald

Orange (M Wilson, GOates).

6.30 pm Tinwald Foothills v

Wakanui Black (A Mitchell, M

Amos).

Wednesday 9 Sept Just

Hockey SSL Div 2Girls, Nunweek

Park 2, 6.10 pm Burnside

High School 2nd XI v

Ashburton College 1st XI

(Umpires supplied).

Connetics SSP Boys, Ash

NBS, 6.45 pm Timaru Boys

High School 1st XI v Christchurch

Boys High School 1st

XI (Umpires supplied).

RUGBY

Some games are scheduled

to play on Friday night.

September 5:

Heartland: South Canterbury

vAgstaff Mid Canterbury

–Away.

Colts: Methven/Rakaia v

CHCH High School Old Boys

Methven1, 1:30pm.

1st XV UC Championship:

MC Combined v St Bedes

College, Ashburton College,

12:00pm.

Under 14.5: West Melton v

MCRU Plains, 12:00pm West

Melton 2. Bye MCRU Alps.

Under 16 MCRU Final,

Tuesday Night -8September:

MCRU Plains vMCRU Alps,

Celtic1, 6:30pm.

Under 18 Combined:

Oxford RFC v MCRU Alps,

Oxford Oval, 13.30 pm

Under 13 Friday 4 September:

Allenton Smallbones v

Collegiate Ross Leadley Building,

Hampstead, 6:00pm.

Methven v Southern/Tinwald

Howden Ag, Methven,

6:30pm. Bye Celtic.

Under 11.5: Celtic Green v

Hampstead, Celtic2A,

1:00pm. Methven Black vCeltic

White, Methven2A,

12:00pm. Methven White v

Collegiate Cates Grain &

Seed, Methven2B, 12:00pm.

Southern Coleman Ag v

Rakaia, Hinds2A, 6:30pm,

Friday 4September.

Under 10: Celtic White v

Hampstead, Celtic2B,

1:00pm. Methven Black vCeltic

Green, Methven2A,

1:15pm. Methven Red vTinwald

Ace Automotive, Methven2B,

1:15pm. Methven

White v Allenton Trembath

Construction, Methven4,

12:00pm. Southern Four

Seasons Treecare v Rakaia,

Hinds2B, 6:30pm, Friday 4

September.

Under 9: Collegiate/Hampstead

Regent Cinema vTinwald

Moore Mechanical, Collegiate2,

1:00pm. Methven v

Allenton Engineering Solutions,

Methven5, 12:00pm.

Southern Hayden McKenzie

Contracting vRakaia, Hinds4,

6:30pm, Friday 4September.

Bye Celtic.

Under 8: Methven vCeltic

White, Methven3A, 1:15pm.

Methven/Mt Somers vCollegiate/Hampstead,

Mt Somers1,

1:00pm. Rakaia v Allenton

Alpine View, Rakaia4, 1:00pm.

Southern Busch Joinery v

Celtic Green, Hinds4, 1:00pm.

Bye Tinwald Gluyas Nissan.

Under 7: Allenton Gold

Young Electrical v Tinwald

Orange Skip 2 it Flooring,

Allenton2, 1:00pm. Allenton

Auto Maroon vRakaia, Allenton3,

1:00pm. Celtic vTinwald

Black NZ Livestock’s, Celtic4,

1:00pm. Southern Blue James

Doyle Contracting vCollegiate

Ashburton Crane Hire, Hinds

2A, 1:00pm. Southern White

Riverlea Ag vMethven, Hinds

2B, 1:00pm. Bye Methven/Mt

Somers.

Under 6: Allenton Maroon

Sparrow Family v Tinwald

Canvas Orange, Allenton1A,

1:00pm. Methven Black vCollegiate

Cranfield Glass, Methven4,

1:15pm. Methven White

v Celtic Green, Methven5,

1:15pm. Mt Somers vHampstead,

Mt Somers2, 1:00pm.

Rakaia v Tinwald Cranfield

Glass Blue, Rakaia2A,

1:00pm. Southern Blue Matt

Wakelin contracting v Celtic

White, Hinds2A, 12:00pm.

Southern Red Harcourts Ashburton

v Tinwald Alluvial

Black, Hinds2B, 12:00pm.

Southern White Agspread v

Allenton Gold Ashburton

Plumbing Services, Hinds4,

12:00pm.

Seniors tennis on

2307813

Organisers of the Mid

Canterburyseniors

tennis

championships,at

the tenniscentre, are

hoping for good

weatherfor the

opening seasonevent

thisweekend. Men,

womenand mixed

doubles draws are

planned,witha

special grade for

doublespartners

with acombined age

of 120years or more.

Seniors tennis is for

players over 35 years,

playing only doubles.

The aimistohave

funand socialise

withother players.


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JukeBox Hire

Weddings,21st,

PrivateFunctions

Sound Systems &Lighting Hire

Phone DJ Dave

03 308 5106

027 251 0015

www.soundmanagement.co.nz

2305407

Lubes WOF

Allmechanical repairs

TRIANGLE

GARAGE LTD

Victoria Street,

TheTriangle,Ashburton

Phone: (03) 308 6772

2291183

GODSELL

BRICKLAYING

•Houses

•Feature Walls

•Fences

•Blocklaying

Chris Godsell

027 274 2533

AH 308 7117

godsell@xtra.co.nz

2291204

RESIDENTIAL &

COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS

Phone Quentin andPhil on

027 282 8908 or 027 2828909

Interior and Exterior Painting

Interior Plastering

Wallpapering

2291026

2266285

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PORTRAIT AND

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027310 6521

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2291084

2289510

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Helpinperson by appointment

Thursday9.15am -1.45pm

Ph 0508 CANLAW

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2291109

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Phone /Fax: (03) 307 2354

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We offer the following:

• Gutter and DownpipeCleaning • Weed Spraying

• Moss,Mould andLichen Spraying • Spider Proofing

• Gorse and BroomSpraying • FenceLineSpraying

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

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2290907

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Your local Bernina

service team

John Robbie Rachel

OPEN 7DAYS9.30am -4.30pm

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2293205

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2299882

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2297507




•New builds •Renovations

•All types of engineering

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Rob021 124 4268 l Sam022 5428927

email: robsue@hotmail.co.nz

ALL THINGS CANVAS &PVC

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

*Hay&bin covers *PVC covers &repairs

*Ute tonneau covers *Furnitureupholsteryrepairs

*Commercial

PHONE TRAVIS HOWDEN 027 922 4544

2291092

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• New homes • Alterations • Light commercial • Farm buildings

• General maintenance • Paths • Tiling

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308 7133 or 027 220 8257

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Forall your tyre requirements,

see the localexperts

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4WD Diesel &ElectricScissorlifts

Rough terrain and electric lifts available

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2291143

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• Cat accessories,collars&treats

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• Dog crates &cat crates

• Raw,fresh &frozenpet food

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Qualityinterior and exterior

painting and decorating

• Wall papering • Airless spraying

• Waterblasting • Residential and small commercial

• Roof painting • Freenoobligation quotes

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NEATGARDENS

Does your garden need monthly

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looking good through the seasons?

Or perhaps just need aone off tidy

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ContactCAROLYN Phone: 027 2675403 or 3082333

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2309399

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• Aerial/Dish installations and repairs

• Prewirefor TV/Audio and controlsystems

• TV wall mounting • Cell phone aerials

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

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

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

34 Brucefield Avenue, Ashburton 10:15-10:45am 2 1 2 AHB22858

19 Whiteoak Grove,Tinwald 10:30-11:00am 4 2 3 AHB22718

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*New double garage plus asingle garage

*Secure back yard forchildren and pets

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This property is amust see for first home buyers and

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SetDateofSale

closing 10 September2020,

at 4:00pm (unless sold prior)

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BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22885

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*Amazing 6Car Garaging

*3Bedrooms

*2Bathrooms

*Double Glazed

*Large North facing deck

*Large 1027sqm +/- section

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Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDate of Sale

closing 21 September2020,

at 3:00pm(unless sold prior)

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3 2 6

Armand vander Eik

021 597 527

Open Home

86a Grey Street, Ashburton

3 1 2

118 Belt Road, Ashburton

3 1 2

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

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*Stylish throughout, with careful consideration given to

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027 259 4644

Kim Miller

027 236 8627

*Tidy 3bedroom home set ona693sqm section

*Fully insulatedwith compliant log burner and heat pump

*Updated bathroom plus separate toilet and laundry

*Tandem double garagewith automatic door opener

*Well kept section with entertaining area and vege garden

*Sought after location in the heart of Allenton

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22890

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDate of Sale

closing 12 September 2020,

at 4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

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Mark Totty

021 664 113

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

PropertyManager

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

PropertyManager

027 697 6948

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

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ALTERATIONS. Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

BUILDER - specialising in

home renovations and

repair work. We also do

decks, fences and retaining,

plastering and painting,

gardening, landscaping

and tree removal. Call

Gavin 021 267 1979

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Ph Cawte

027 418 7955 or Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478.

CARPET cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

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.

TRADE &SERVICES

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966

DEMOLITION Commercial,

Industrial, Residential. Also

country wide farm buildings

and houses. No charge for

farmers. Phone 027 4052

391

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997

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

Business owners

GUTTER cleaning. Book in a

clean now and tell me when

you want the job done. You

may have trees around.

Call Allan 027 209 5026

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 Nigel at

Doors and More. Ph 027

516 7104

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PLASTERING

&COATINGS

Rockcote. Waterproofing.

Texture/Specialist

Coatings.

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2291355

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Master Tinters NZ. www.

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TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

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Moranan Maronan

Hinds

Lowcliffe

Methven

Winchmore

Willowby

Lauriston

Ashburton

Wakanui

Chertsey

Rakaia

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

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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

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

QualityEuropean

Vehicle Servicing

•Advanced

Diagnostics

•Experienced

Technicians

•Collection/Delivery

‘Free of Charge’

in Ashburton

Bruce McIlroy Limited

309MethvenHighway, Ashburton 7776

Tel: 03 3087282 •E:bruce.mcilroy@xtra.co.nz

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

MTAAPPROVED

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Call us for a

FREE

QUOTE

2298220

2300979

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

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

FOR Sale; Variety of potted

box hedging. Several different

sizes. Ph 021 135 6155

FIREWOOD

SCREENED SLAB

FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

1cordscreened

$140 cord

OFFCUTS

$140 cord

C.O.D.intown

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

2302580

2299919

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.

FIREWOOD

DRY old man pine. 6 m 3

$550. Delivered to most of

Mid Canterbury. WINZ

accredited. Phone Rob 027

297 7563

DRYPINE

FOR SALE

$300per cord

delivered

within the town

boundaryand

Mayfield/MtSomers

Phone Sue

021 162 4102

2305693

TREES wanted for logging/

firewood. 20 tonne digger

for clean-up. Phone Shane

James 027 611 3334

SELL

SITUATIONS VACANT

LADIES clearance clothing;

Blackpepper, Givani,

Slade, Bayroad. Selection

now at Frameco, Netherby

Shopping Centre. Final

mark down.

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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

NightCarer

MethvenHouse

We arelookingfor an experienced NightShiftCare

Giver to join our dedicatedteam at MethvenHouse.

This is aunique opportunityinwhich youwill be

solely responsible in providing personalised careto

our residents and performing domestic duties.

Youwill be working alone so experiencein

caregiving is preferential.

4nightshifts per week.

MethvenHouse takes greatpride in providing

ahigh level of caretoour residents whilst

maintaining ahome-like environment. Therest

home is licensed for14residents and we have 4

rental flats on site.

Foranapplication form please email

officeadmin@methvenhouse.co.nz

If youhave anyquestions please contact

Sue Bell or Debbie Jessep on 03 302 8528

Closing date:Friday11th September 2020 for

applications (including acover letter and your CV)

to MethvenHouse.

2308869

2311081

Rainer Irrigation is aproud family owned company

based in the heartofnew Zealand’s agricultural

hub -Mid Canterbury.Rainer has been providing

irrigation and effluentsolutions to farmers forover

30 years and have apassion forthe industryand

our clients.

With an innovativeand well-resourcedteam

we offer turnkey solutions forall on-farmwater

reticulation requirements including power, pumps,

pipe and pivots.

We arelooking to fillthe following positions:

•ApprenticeElectrician

•Irrigation Labourer

Applicants must have afull driver’s licence, strong

work ethic and be physically fit.

Sound like you?

Apply nowatadmin@rainer.co.nz or phone the

officeon(03) 307 9049.

2309518

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

MOBILITY Scooter. In working

order, ideal for parts.

Batteries only 8months old.

Please phone 307 8978.

Price on enquiry.

SELL

2300187

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

2300293

CAMPERVAN, 1985 L300

Mitsubishi. In tidy Condition.

Ph 307 2273


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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

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 cover letter to

hairbycapelli@gmail.com. Applications close 14th

and all applications will be kept confidential.

2307803

Part Time Care Giver

MethvenHouse

SITUATIONS VACANT

We areseeking apart-time Care Giver to join our

team working in averyrewarding environment,

with our elderly residents.

Theposition consists of varied duties and will

include some weekend work.

Having experienceasaCaregiverwith NZ

Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level2or3,

is an advantage,but full orientation and ongoing

training is available.

We arelooking forsomeone thatisreliable,kind,

and patient.

MethvenHouse is our Communityowned local

Rest home.Wehave14beds in the house with 4

self-contained flats onsite. Ourresidents enjoya

homely environment, with dedicatedstaff caring

fortheir everyneed

If this sounds like youplease email officeadmin@

methvenhouse.co.nz foranapplication form.

If youhave anyquestions please contact-

Sue Bell or Debbie Jessep

Phone -03302 8528

Closing date: Friday23rdSeptember 2020 for

applications (including acover letter and CV)

to MethvenHouse

2311083

Chef /CaféCook

We currently have aposition available for aChef/

Café Cook.The right applicant will need to be able

to work in between both of our two Ashburton

Cafesand showaprofessional manner at both cafés.

Aproven track record of having worked in fastpaced

kitchens would be our ideal however not

essential. You must have excellent communication

skills,strong leadership skills,and consistency.

• Caféexperienceispreferred but not essential.

• Experience with cabinet food preparation,

presentation and baking.

• Experienceinhot line and shortorder cooking.

• Maintaining a clean and hygienic work

environment

• Natural abilitytomulti-task.

• High standards of work-attention to detail and

qualitycontrol.

• You arepassionate about ensuring thateverything

that goes out of your kitchen is to the highest

standard.

• Flexible in availability asour cafés both operates

7-days aweek,soyour shifts will involveweekends

and public holidays.

• Applicants for this position should have NZ

residencyoravalidNZworkvisa.

Applications to manager@somersetgrocer.co.nz

2310868

★★★

GARDENING a person interested

in gardening required on a

casual basis for alarge park-like

garden with trees &bushes and

lawn to care for trees &bushes,

location in Ashburton borough

021 0772788

FOR LEASE

AWESOME office space for

lease, rent or hire. Parklike

setting. Indoor and outdoor

areas. North West

town boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2289121

0800 58 78 22

Neighbourhood SupportCoordinator

Neighbourhood Support is acommunity initiative

working to:

•Createsafer more caring communities

•Reduce the incidences and effects of criminal

offending

•Strengtheningcommunities’networks

•Improvequalityoflife

Duetoour current coordinatorretiring Ashburton

District Neighbourhood Support islooking for an

individual to continue to grow Neighbourhood

Support across the Ashburton District. Although

we currently have a good base to work from

we are looking to further grow membership of

Neighbourhood Support, particularlyin ruralareas

of our district. Assuch we require someone with

a proven track record in building relationships

withindividuals from awide arrayof backgrounds

and partnerships with various groups. The ideal

candidate will be able to answer yes to the

followingquestions:

Are you passionate about community safety

and wellbeing?

Are you askilled communicator with excellent

relationship management?

Do youhave excellentorganisational andtime

managementskills?

Do you have the ability to work in aflexible

manner?

Your role would be to maintain, grow, promote

and coordinate Neighbourhood Support across

the Ashburton District maintaining existing

partnerships and seeking new opportunities

to support this work. Part ofthe role is to also

maintain our “Gets Ready” database (full training

given).

This positionisfor 22 hours perweek.

Foranapplicationpack please visitthe careers

sectionofour website

www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz

please followall instructions

on theapplication form.

Applications and inquiresto

mary@safermidcanterbury.org.nz 308 1395 ext225

Applications close Thursday17th 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.

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.

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

STORAGE and space leasing

for vehicles, motorbikes,

bicycles, boats,

motorhomes, caravans,

tractors, trucks, trailers and

containers. Indoor, outdoor

or under cover. Call Peter

027 333 3626.

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401

STORAGE:Secure self storage

units available, long or

short term. Ashburton Storage

Facilities. Contact us

on 0274 362 636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz

WANTED TO RENT

WANTING to rent. Two bedroom

flat, reasonable rent.

Phone 307 0236 or 022 104

8229

FRUIT &PRODUCE

POTATOES Nadine, Red

King 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.

PHOTOGRAPHS

FOR SALE

Have youhad your photo

taken by our reporters?

Order aPhotoToday!

¼Page*

$6

*approx 6x4

A5

$8.50

A4

$16

2310885

Ph: 308 7664

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SITUATIONS VACANT

Parking Officer-

Part-time

We are seeking aconfident, customer focused individual to maintain the

accessibility of our CBD by monitoring parking and administering relevant

legislation and by-laws in afair and equitable manner. This position is 20 hours

per week,working alternateshiftsonaweekly basisbetween morning (9am-

1pm)and afternoon (1pm -5pm).

To find out moreabout this vacancy and

what the Ashburton District Council

has to offer you-visit our website.

Applications close

Sunday,13September 2020.

2309559

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 local artists, songs from

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

Director, Jessie Thomson as Choreographer

and our very own Roger Farr Directing the

team this will be an outstanding show. Funds

raised will go towards anupgrade of the

technical infrastructure, which will benefit the

community in the future.

Tickets from $27.00 (fees apply)

ENTERTAINMENT

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BOOK

NOW

From Scratch

Sunday 20th September 2pm

With their DIY invented instruments including

PVC slaptubes, From Scratch guide their

audience through amagical journey. Their

performances have been described “as among

the greatest in any art form to come out of

this country”. ANew Zealand group not to be

missed.

OpenHat

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For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Hopetoun Brown–ArtsOnTour

Thursday 22nd October 7-30pm

These three multi instrumentalists travel with

aboot load of exotic instruments. Bass,

clarinets, tubas and trombones are swapped

for trumpets, saxophones and an assortment

of keyboard instruments. If you are looking for

ajazz journey that starts in New Orleans and

ends at your back door, this is your night.

Open Hat

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

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

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

EDUCATIONAL

Would a scholarship help

your studies in 2021?

Scholarships areavailable for

Tertiarystudy,Trade Training and

Personal Development

Formoreinformation and an application

form visit www.advanceashburton.org.nz

Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses

NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor

Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D

ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested

Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings

CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place

Forfurther information

Phone Christine 027 245 2563

2291237

APPLICATIONS

CLOSE

14 OCTOBER

2020

2305408

CJ’S Driving School -

Classes 1, 2 & 4,

Endorsements F & D,

Forklift, F&OSH, Dangerous

Goods. NZTA

approved course provider.

MITO & Competenz

Assessor. Locally owned.

Phone Christine 027 245

2563

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

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CROSSWORD

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8582

ACROSS

1. Team (4)

7. Juicy (9)

8. Relative (4)

9. Run away (4)

10. Skin (4)

11. Moist (4)

14. Overawe (10)

16. Reinforce (10)

19. Incline (4)

22. Region (4)

24. Shape (4)

25. Overwhelm (4)

26. Deadlock (9)

27. Secure (4)

DOWN

1. Sedate (5)

2. Cloth (5)

3. Fowl (6)

4. Yell (6)

5. Error (4)

6. Amuse (9)

12. Severity (9)

13. Tree (4)

15. Depression (4)

17. Dark (6)

18. Fireplace (6)

20. More (5)

21. Blockhead (5)

23. Friend (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8582

ACROSS

1. Take therole of, for fun (4). 7, Didn’tlet thegood turn

go unrewarded (9). 8. One continued to hold itback (4).

9. Aim to carry anumber in the vessel (4). 10. It’s tothe

point, in thatcase(4). 11.Art is offthe day before, darn it!

(4). 14. Young person at aparty: aboy with little money

(10).16. Apacket that comesbyair?(6-4).19. Convinced

it’sinevitable (4). 22. Mark, the son, has transport (4). 24.

Forget love gets aman on the rebound (4). 25. No dab

whe it comes tosinging? (4). 26. Decide for awhile I

need to wander about (9). 27. Fit the shaft(4).

DOWN

1. Strike for money (5). 2. It was in Guyana the fellowleft

her(5). 3. The god is given aheadwithahaloonit(6).4.

Shoot offtohave alook (6). 5. Fool of adog? (4). 6. Behaviour

of the foolishly enamoured (9). 12. Thought to

have been thrown back (9). 13. Carrying achopper half

the time in the vehicle (4). 15. The sections ofmeat that

have the reductions? (4). 17. Inside the igloo, mygoodness

it’s dark! (6). 18. Make sure you know where you

stand! (6). 20. Takes time forustoovercome the habit (5).

21. The rest of the painters (5). 23. Grass upsets certain

animals (4).

SUDOKU

VERY EASY No. 5233

2 5 9 4 3 7

8 4 7 9

1 3 9 8

5 7 1 6

4 3

6 7 1 8

7 8 2 4

2 4 9 1

5 8 1 3 7 6

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

.5 6 9 3 7 1 2 8 4

3 8 2 9 4 5 1 7 6

7 1 4 6 8 2 3 5 9

2 9 8 4 5 3 6 1 7

4 3 6 7 1 9 5 2 8

1 5 7 8 2 6 4 9 3

9 7 1 5 3 4 8 6 2

8 4 5 2 6 7 9 3 1

6 2 3 1 9 8 7 4 5

Solution to previous crossword

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8581 -SOLUTIONS

Across -7,Flame-thrower. 8,Butter. 9,Plenty. 10, Disable.

12, Sprig. 15, Shape. 16, Towards. 18, Choose. 20,

Pebble. 22, Recalcitrant.

Down -1,Flourish. 2,Emit. 3, Sterile. 4, Grape. 5,

Sweetpea. 6, Fret. 11, Approach. 13, Indolent. 14, Dolphin.

17, Cello. 19, Hurl. 21, Bare.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8581 -SOLUTIONS

Across -7,Drinking song. 8, S-p-lash. 9, Nipper. 10,

Sighted(anag.). 12, Us-her.15, Stews.16, Can-do-(ho)ur.

18, Anchor.20, No-odl-e. 22, Perfect tense.

Down -1,Trappist (anag.). 2, (Adri)An-na(ttering). 3,

Lighter.4,A-gent. 5, Composed. 6, Ogre (rev.). 11,Hawthorn.

13, Equalise. 14, Wal-nuts. 17, Tried. 19, N-ap-S.

21, Over.

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

2307667


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PUBLIC NOTICE

Mount Hutt College

Vision 2021

Community

Workshops

We are running two community workshops as

part of awider community consultation aswe

review our vision and direction for 2021 and

beyond.

When:

Tuesday 8September, 6:30pm- 8:30pm and

Thursday 10September, 6:30pm- 8:30pm

Venue:

Samuels Bar

Blue Pub, Methven

Finger food will be provided to support the

workshops.

Come and have your say on the future of

our awesome school!

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

2309514

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 ...

Saturday5th September is

Tinwald Medical Centre,33Archibald Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday6th September is

MooreStreet Medical Centre, MooreStreet.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhoursservices 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

DebraCurtin

Chiropractor

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

PERSONAL

Ladies 40+

Read Sammyjo’s story

privatearrangements.co.nz

2300234

2310689

Annual Show

Entries forthis year’s showare nowopen.

Showschedules forour annual showtobeheld

on 30th and 31stOctober 2020 arenow available.

Thereisnoprinted schedule being sentout this

year with your Courier.

Schedules can be found at thedisplayinthe

AshburtonPublicLibrary, on our website

ashburtonshow.co.nz along with entryformsor

by making contactwith our administrator, email

ashburtonshow@gmail.com or phoning 3087908

Entries can be made electronically at

showdayonline.co.nz or forwarding to

the administrator.

Enrolment

Scheme

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Wakanui School is likely to have 12 places forOut

of Zone enrolments in 2021.

Application enquiries can be made by emailing the

school officeatoffice@wakanui.school.nz whereby

youwill be forwarded the appropriate documents

to be returned by the 21 September 2020 deadline.

AllInZone applications should also be made by

this date to assist in determining the exactnumber

of OutofZone places.

If OutofZone applications exceed the number of

places,aballot will be required.This will take place

on Wednesday23September.

CohortEntry

Wakanui School has adopted aCohortEntry Policy

beginning Term 1, 2021. Therewill be 8entry

points fornew entrants who have had their 5th

birthday:

1February 15March 3May

8June 26 July 30 August

18 October 22 November

Forenquiries regarding either the Enrolment

Scheme or CohortEntry,please contactthe school

officePh3023899.

Corwar

Gatekeeper’s Lodge Barrhill

AGM

Wednesday, 23th September

7.30pm

at Corwar

Allinterested most welcome

MEETINGS

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HEALTH &BEAUTY

2309293

Connecting

MidCanterbury

Charitable Trust

AGM

September 8th

5.30pm

at CommunityHouse.

All welcome.

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Feminine Health &Wellness Coach

• Reiki

• Massage

• Nutritionals

• Skin and Body Care

• Self Hypnosis

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.

• Weight Management

Phoneortext 027 282 1585

Annie

2293733

TO LET

FOR Rent -Tidy, warm two

bedroom flat. References

required. $250 per week.

Ph 0274 155 120

HIRE

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

8155 for abooking.

Thurs 3rd&Fri 4th

10.00 23 Walks

10.00 Where’dYou Go Bernadette

12.00 Bill and TedFacethe Music

12.00 This Town

1.40 TheNew Mutants

1.45 Tenet

3.30 TheSecret -DaretoDream

4.20 Radioactive

5.40 Tenet

6.30 This Town

8.15 TheNew Mutants

8.20 Bill and TedFacethe Music

Sat5th

M

M

PG

M

M

M

PG

M

M

M

M

PG

10.00 Trolls WorldTour G

10.00 RedShoes &the 7Dwarfs G

11.45 TheNew Mutants M

11.45 Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

1.30 23 Walks

MMMMMM

1.30 Tenet

3.30 Where’dYou Go Bernadette

4.15 MilitaryWives

5.40 Tenet

6.20 This Town

8.10 Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

8.20 TheNew Mutants M

Sun 6th

10.00 Trolls WorldTour G

10.00 RedShoes &the 7Dwarfs G

11.45 TheNew Mutants M

11.45 Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

1.30 23 Walks

MMMMM

1.30 Tenet

4.00 Rams

4.30 MilitaryWives

6.10 This Town

6.30 Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

7.50 Tenet

MM

8.15 TheNew Mutants

Mon7th,Tues 8th

&Wed 9th

10.00 23 Walks

M

10.00 Where’dYou Go Bernadette M

12.00 Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

12.00 This Town

MMM

1.40 TheNew Mutants

1.45 Radioactive

3.30 TheSecret -DaretoDream PG

3.50 Tenet

M

5.40 MilitaryWives M

6.30 Billand TedFacethe Music PG

7.45

8.15

Tenet

TheNew Mutants

M

M

NO COMPS

Bill and TedFacethe Music,

TheNew Mutants,Rams,Tenet

GARAGE SALES

GARAGE Sale. Saturday 5

September, 22 Magnolia

Drive, Braebrook, from

8am. Household items,

cheap prices. Everything

must go.

MASSIVE combined Garage

Sale. 175 Company Road,

Saturday 5September, not

before 9am; tools, furniture,

kitchenware, jewellery,

linen, clothing, collectables,

plants, books, puzzles,

tent, exercise equipment,

pet accessories and much

more.

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HospiceMid Canterbury

Dealing

with alife

limiting

illness?

We can help with:

•Sittingand companionship

•Counselling and bereavement

support

•Biographywriting

•Massage,reiki and reflexology

•Activityand support

programmes

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387

email manager@hospicemc.nz www.hospicemc.nz

WILSONS

WINDSCREENS

Allservices

arefree

BURNETTSTRANSPORTCATCH UP

Calling all former Burnetts workers,

partners &clients

Remembering thedaysatthe old Burnetts yards

Saturday5September2020 –2pm onwards

Ashburton Racecourse

$5 perperson

Bank: JMNaish38-9015-0134176-09

(useyour first and last name as reference)

or paydirectly to namesbelow

Jane Naish –033082272orText0275265808

tonyjanenaish@gmail.com

Maurice Wotton –027 484 1115

BYODrinks

Postponed until January.DateTBA.

Kindly sponsored by Wilsons Windscreens

(formerly SPCA)

Fluffyblack

and whitecat

ready now–

very friendly

Food donations areneeded and

aregreatly appreciated.

Kindly sponsored by

Adrienne Patterson

Ph308 4432

2309178

180216

2307093


We have everything for your home

Verve

Carpet Sale

Was$239

NOW$180 *

Moods of Monet II

Was$258

NOW$230 *

Asteria

Was$542

NOW$388 *

*Price per broadloom metre

Louis Redmond

Kelli Aldridge

Chairs

Seddon

Zoe

Cambridge

Anycolour,any fabric,any style

PLUS

We offer 12 months interest free everyday

Burnett Street,Ashburton l Phone (03) 308 5269 l www.redmonds.co.nz

2294124


QUALITY USED VEHICLES

@AFFORDABLE PRICES

WARRANTIESAA APPRAISEDFINANCEBIGGEST YARDBEST SELECTIONTRADE-INS


EASY ACCESS

2007 HONDA CR-V ZX

ABS,air con, sun roof,

auto,2400cc

$11,995

2008 TOYOTA BLADE

2400 cc,6air bags,

ABS, Auto,118,000 kms

$7,995

2014 TOYOTA RACTIS X

1500 cc,ABS, air con,

climate control, cam chain, hatchback,

push start, AA appraised,

67,000 kms

$12,995

2009 TOYOTA RACTIS

1500 cc,ABS, auto,

easyaccess,air con

$6,495

2011 MAZDAAXELASPORT20S

2000 cc,ABS, aircon, auto

Stop,62,000kms

$12,995

HONDA NISSAN TOYOTA

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

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

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

alloys,tow bar, 66,000 kms, 2400cc........................................... SOLD

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

spoiler,95,000 kms, 2000cc.......................................................... SOLD

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

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

MITSUBISHI

2016 MITSIBUSHIPAJEROSPORT VRX,2400cc, cruise control,

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

SUBARU

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

97,000 kms....................................................................................... SOLD

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

chain, air con................................................................................... SOLD

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

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

SUZUKI

2013 SUZUKI SWIFT XG,ABS, air con, climate control, hatchback,

34,000 kms.....................................................................................$10,995

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

42,300 kms, 1500cc.......................................................................... SOLD

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

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

2001 NISSANCUBE, 1300 cc,5door,auto, 136,000 kms............ SOLD

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

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

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

$11,995

2013 NISSANSYLPHYX,1800cc, air con, ABS, push start, auto,

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

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

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

MAZDA

2012 MAZDADEMIO 13 1300cc, ABS, air con, rear spoiler,cam

chain, 57,000 kms........................................................................$10,995

2011 MAZDAAXELA SPORT 20S, 2000cc, ABS, air con, autostop, 62,000

kms...............................................................................................................$12,995

TRADE-INSPECIALS

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

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

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

2007 TOYOTA PRIUSSTOURING, hybrid,alloys,reverse camera,

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

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

push buttonstart, 70,500 kms, 2400cc...............................$10,995

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

climate control, 72,500kms,1800cc ...................................... $9,995

2012 TOYOTA VITZF,1300cc, hatchback,air con, ABS,climate

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

2013 TOYOTA AQUA G, 1500cc, ABS, Aircontrol,twin air bags,

cam chain......................................................................................... SOLD

2014 TOYOTA RACTIS X,1500 cc,ABS, air con, cam chain, push

start..............................................................................................................$12,995

2008 TOYOTA BLADE, 2400cc, 6air bags,ABS, auto, 118,000 kms..$7,995

2009 TOYOTA RACTIS, 1500cc, ABS, auto, easy access,air con......... $6,495

Ph: 308 1396

Selling nice cars to nice people!

ENQUIRE NOW

-about our range of rental vehicles

AUTOSLTD &RENTALS

470 West Street,

Ashburton

A/H Keith Drummond

0274 367 646

Family,Sports, School or Social Trips

We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivansavailable.

Cars and3trucksforsmall or bigloads alsoavailable.

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