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Brains in gear

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‘Farmily’ first

for Millers

LINDA.CLARKE

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Anew $23 million retail and food hub,to

be calledRiver Crossing,isasure sign

Mid Canterburyisdefinitely open for

business, says Liz McMillan.

The deputy mayor joined developer

Tricroft, anchor tenant Kmart and other

main players in the project for a

ceremonial shovelling of shingle this

week.

River Crossingwill be builtalongside

CountdownSouth, on SouthStreet, and

will share abigger road entrance.

Anew 300­car carpark will serve two

buildings; one will house Kmart and

Couplands Bakery,which will relocate

from East Street, and the other will house

Coffee Culture and other food and

beverage businesses currently in

negotiation to be tenants.

Work will begin early 2021,when old

buildings on the site will be demolished

and the ground leveled for construction.

The whole complex is expected to

generate 150 new jobs,70 alone in Kmart,

and shouldbeopen by late 2022.

The development was planned precovid

and Tricroft principal Dave

Williamshad no intention of letting the

pandemic stop him investing in his home

town.

He’s not aman who likes the limelight,

but he was happy to host people important

to the project this week.

Ahuge white shipping container has

been moved onto the road frontage at the

site and an artist’s impression of the

development is fixed to it. It will be built

by ACL and Thompson Construction.

ContinuedPage 2

The Tricroft Properties team (from left)

Sally Carr, Dave Williams, Tony Gilbert,

Nicky Thomson andKendall Spurgeon.

Finals time

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Brains in gear for bike track

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Berms, asee saw, triplejumps and a

pump trackare some of the features

planned forapupil­led biketrack on

thegrounds of Hinds School.

The pupils have been fundraising

forthe projectsince the start of the

year.Itwill cost around $20,000and

they are over halfwayintheir

fundraising efforts.

Year 7pupil Charlie Pickford, 12,

said the rural school was mostly

surrounded by 100km roading zones,

so many of the pupilsdid not have

safe areas to ride abike. He lives on

theeast sideofHinds andcrosses

State Highway 1toget to and from

school, so biking to school was not

ideal.

The pupils were compelled to do

something after having awheelsday

atthe school and wanting to ride all

thetime. Charlie and his school

mates banded together to getaschool

bike track.

The seniorclass, Piwakawaka, put

together acasestudy, made aclay

table­top model of their design ideas

andlearned skills from school

parents such as Kate Moorheadwho

spoke to thechildren about

approaching businessesand

organisations for sponsorship.

Other fundraising ideas have

included iceblocks sales, sausage

sizzlesand an adventure raceevent.

Preloved clothing will also be sold

at the school’s Country Dayevent.

Once completed, the track will

wind 620 metresaround an unused

areas of the school grounds.

Oftenused areas of the field have

been built into the design and will not

beaffected.

The track will have weavingand log

Hinds School classmates (from left) Maisie Hancox, Charlie Pickford and

Morgan Harbutt show some of the planned bike track features on amodel.

sections as well as bypasses around

someofthe tricky spots.

The projecthas had the experience

of bike track engineer Cam Bisset,

who helped tweakand polish the

children’s original design into a3D

model. The 3D model is used by the

children to show prospective

sponsors, with differing levels of

sponsorship available in bronze,

silver or gold.

The childrenare also looking to

have ashipping container on site to

store sparebikes that children

without bikes can use.

The container will include asmall

workshop where children, using

parentsorbikeshop owners, canbe

taughtbasicrepairs and

maintenanceonthe bikes.

So far there has been great

community support including gold

sponsorship from rural companies

such as Rylib, Align, Rural Transport,

Phillip Wareing Transport and

Rangitata Dairies but the children

are stillseeking more to complete the

project.

They arehopeful it will be done by

the end of the yearsodeparting

pupils can enjoy the track before they

leave.

New food, retail hub under way

FromPage 1

RiverCrossingprojectmanager

RebeccaThompson said it would be a

straightforward development, with

known good operators seeingbeyond

the immediate impact of covid.

‘‘You have to planpositively for the

future.People want to shopand buy

food and drink. They aredoing it for

the community and it will bring real

benefitfor Ashburton.’’

Tricroft general manager Tony

Gilbertsaid it was great to startthe

complex after 10 yearsinthe

planning.‘‘We are veryexcited. It has

beenalongtime in the making.’’

He saidKmart andthe other stores

would broaden the retail offering

available to people of the district and

stop retail leakageaspeople headed

outoftownto shop. AMarket

Economicsreport in March this year

found nearly athird of retail spend by

Ashburton residents wasoutside the

district.

Kmart’s New Zealand country

Left: Kmart’s Jason Picard and Jeff

Broomfield.

manager Jason Picard said the brand

was agoodfit for the community and

the store wouldbeopenfrom8am to

midnight, sevendays aweek.

Recruitingfor staffwould begin

three monthsaheadofopening.

Kmart is also planning four more

regional stores.

Coffee Culture’s Mike King and

MaeganAttwoodsaidthey were

excited to be coming to Ashburton,

after looking for aspotfor several

years. LanceCouplandsaid

Couplands would move to the new

development as the buildingit

currently leased needed

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Ashburton Courier, September 24, 2020

Farmer­turned­artist cultivates special gifts

LINDA.CLARKE

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GeorgeCoppard’s 14

grandchildrenreceive aspecial

gift on their21st birthdays ­

they are allowedtochoose a

watercolour from the works he

has paintedover the years.

George, 92, not only paints, he

framesthe artwork himself.

The former Lyndhurst farmer

becameinterested in painting

30 years ago and his natural

talent and some learnings have

resulted in manysought­after

pieces.

He is openinghis second solo

exhibition at the Methven

Heritage Centre tomorrow and

he hopesmany people will

come along to view the 18

paintings that are for show and

sale.

George paints landscapes

and some of the work being

shown is of iconic spots locally

and further afield. There are

watercoloursofErewhon

Station, Mt Hutt,LakesHeron,

George Coppard with his watercolour painting of the MaoriLakes, to be exhibited.

Coleridge and Tekapo and also

of pony club events and stock

beingmoved.

George has beensorting his

paintings since he and wife Lyn

movedtoanAshburton

townhouse from abigger

property. He has spent less

time working his magic with the

brushes lately and put his

energy into the exhibition.

He has prepared all the

informationfor the catalogue,

including photos of the pieces

for sale, and drovethem all to

Methven.

His first exhibition was in

April last year and he was

buoyed by its success.

‘‘I have been painting

watercolours only.Ideveloped

alove for the changing colours

of the hills and mountains in

the years that Ifarmedat

Lyndhurst and Iwanted to

paint them.

‘‘That was impossible, of

course, only nature can create

the coloursthey portray.’’

Georgesaid paintingwith

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watercolours required the

discipline to not put too much

detail into his work,

deliberatelyallowingpeople to

fill in the gapsintheir own

minds.

‘‘I love the transparency of

the medium,the unexpected

mixing of colours, happy

accidents and simplicity of

subjectmatter.’’

He furthered his talent with a

correspondence course in

practical art. ‘‘I learntalot

about art and also receiveda

fresh appreciationfor it.’’

George was inspired to take

up art by an aunt, who painted

with oils; an exhibition at the

Tinwald Hall introduced him to

watercolours.

He was hooked.

He says he hopespeoplecan

find asimilar connection with

his artwork.

The exhibition will run until

October30and George will be

speaking at the opening

tomorrow (September 25) at

2pm.

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New housing units for elderly

An agreement between the

Ashburton District Council

and Ashburton Housing and

Support Trustwill deliver up

to 17 new housing units for the

district's elderly residents.

Council has agreed to lease

land it owns on thecorner of

DobsonStreet, Cass Street and

Mona Square in Ashburton for

anominal rent to the housing

trust. The lease willallow the

trust to demolish eight

existing, but deteriorating

elderly person housing units

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WarWith Grandpa

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Peter and his grandpa used tobe very close,

but when Grandpa Jack moves inwith the

family, Peter is forced to give up his most

prized possession; his bedroom. Peterwill stop

at nothing toget his room back, scheming

with friends to devise aseries of pranks to

drivehim out.

The tricks they get up to are very inventive.

We laughed out loud.

The nearly final scene isJacks little sisters

Christmas-themed birthday party ...amazing,

like no other,totally over the top, wonderful.

Andwith the feud going it’s crazy.

Peter thinks Grandpa will be Santa and sets

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Council has worked with

existing tenants to find

alternate councilhousing; five

of the new units will be built

withintwo years.

Ashburton District Mayor

Neil Brownsaid the

arrangementwas positive for

the community.

‘‘The unitsonMona Square

are beginning to need major

refurbishments. When the

trust approached us lastyear

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Sallies farewell Judith

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Salvation Army Ashburtoncommunity

ministriesco­ordinatorJudith

Beaumont has enjoyed her last dayin

the job.

Mrs Beaumonthas been in the paid

role with the Salliesfor almost 15 years

and before that was avolunteer.

Shehas also worked in the role of

court chaplainfor anumber of years.

Theformer Methven High School

student trained originally as anurse.

Ashburton SalvationArmy manager

Major Mike Allwright said Mrs

Beaumont had made adifferenceto

the livesofpeopleinthe roles she had

performed.

Shehad transformed lives and cared

aboutthe welfare of others.

Speaking at lastweek’s retirement

farewell, Leigh­Anne Hydes from Work

and Income New Zealand (Winz)

Ashburton said Mrs Beaumont’s phone

number had been in her phone and on

speed dial over the years.

Shehad beenabletooffer an arrayof

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clients when Winz could not.

Long­serving Salvation Army

community ministries co­ordinator

Judith Beaumont on her final day at

work.

Mrs Beaumont willcontinuetodo

volunteer workatthe Salvation Army.

Catherine Harris,along term

volunteer at the organisation,has been

confirmed as thenew community

ministries co­ordinator.

8-seater chairlift for Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt skifield is getting New

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Nor’west Express.

The new chairlift will replace the

current quad chair and work will start

oninstalling it in late October. It is

expectedtobeopenforthe start of the

nextski season.

Mt Hutt ski areamanager James

McKenziesays it willimprove how

guestsaccess the mountain.

‘‘The ridetime of the Nor’west

Express is onlytwo minutes and it has

capacity to carryupto3000 people an

hour.

‘‘The Quad currently takes at least

seven minutes to reach the top and can

only move around1500 people an hour

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DAFFODIL DAY QUIZ

The ANZ’s online Daffodil Dayquiz

raised$6000for Mid Canterbury

familiesaffected bycancer.

Organisers of the annualquiz

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covid gathering restrictionsand 58

teamsenteredonthe night. Next

year’squizmay be acombination of

theusual physicalgatheringand

online teams. The topfive teams

this yearwere The Bloomfields,

Gabites Account Ants,The

Churchills, Done and Dusted Again

and Run Walk Ashburton.

FUNDING HELP

VolunteeringMid and South

Canterburyishosting a“growing

yourfunding garden”workshop on

October1.Itwill be run by Rhonda

Sagles of BirthrightCanterbury

Trust at Community HouseMid

Canterbury. It will provide great tips

to help with funding applications.

Costisfreetomembers of

organisations that arefinancial

membersofVolunteeringMid and

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person for non-members. Contact

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FIREWORKS ON

The Lions Club of Rakaia is once

again liningup afireworksevening

at the Rakaia Domain on November

7, goldcoin entry. Gates openat

5.30pm and thoseattendingare

invited to bring apicnic tea.The

eveningincludes live music, food

stallsand displays and endswith

fireworks.

LEGOPROGRAMME

House of Bricksand Plains

Presbyterian are hosting afree

Christian-themedlegoholiday

programme at St John’s Church,

Methven(cornerofSouthBelt and

JacksonStreet) on September 28.

The sessionrunsfrom 10am until

11.30am.Itisopentoall ages, but

thoseunder14mustbe

accompaniedbyanadult.

RIVERSPRAYING

Environment Canterbury is

conducting aerialand ground

spraying to controlweedgrowth in

the AshburtonRiverbed. The

operationruns through until

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The siting of Ashburton’s

giant Christmas treewill be

debated today by Ashburton

District Councillors.

Retailers would likeit on

the chequerboard this year

and councillors on the town

centre sub­committee were

lastweek split over moving it

or leavingitatBaring Square

East, whereithas beensince

2017.

However their wishes may

be trumped by practicalities

of moving the tree from the

square,atleast forthis year.

The giant Christmas tree is

officially lit up by mayorNeil

Brownand plays astarring

role in council’s annualLight

up the Nightevent. Aspecial

powerconnection in the

square was installedfor that

expresspurpose and the tree

lights up with the street

lights daily over the festive

season.

However, thesquare might

be out of actioninChristmas

2021 and 2022 while it is

revamped to sit alongside

council’s new library and

civic building, which will be

under construction this

December.

Councillors were told last

week there was no electricity

at the chequerboard to

powerthe tree and staff did

not know if it would even fit

there.

Areview could be

undertaken in January with

feedbackfrom staff, CBD

retailers and the community

for other location optionsin

the future.

Cr Angus McKay said a

Christmas tree on the

Ashburton’s giant Christmas

tree has been in Baring

Square East since 2017.

chequerboard would attract

more people to East Street,

the CBDingeneraland to

shops.

He said retailers were

putting up with alot as the

CBD revitalisation

progressed and it would bea

goodmove to relocate it this

year. The town centre

neededtobelivenedupto

attract people, who would

buy food andgoods.

Cr Cameron said retailers

had asked for more

Christmasambience in the

town centre and the

chequerboard.The same

request had beenmadelast

year.

Council did review the

location of thetree earlier

thisyear anddecided to

leave it in Baring Square

East.

Cr Leen Braam said money

had already been spent

puttingupthe fairy lightson

East Street andhewas

comfortable with the

Christmas tree staying in the

square for this year.

Cr JohnFalloon said he

supportedthe tree staying in

the square this yearonly

because it seemed too lateto

move it, but the centre of

town was abetter location.

Moving thetreeto anew

location this year has not

been budgeted for.

Council eventco­ordinator

Verity Jackson said

Christmas flags would be

hunginthe town centre from

November 6, taking the place

of Mid Canterbury Open for

Business signs.

There wouldbenobanners

across the road because

fixings on the railway sideof

East Street had been

removed by EA Networks as

they were ahealth andsafety

hazard and there was

nothingtohang the banners

on that side.

The Night of Lights

Festival will run from

November 20 until January 6

and include afestive walk.

Membersofthe Ashburton

Art Gallery’s artaddicts

group are makingspecial

wraps for treesand

newcomers groups have

been invitedtoadd

decorations from their

different cultures.

The Christmas treeis

scheduled to be lit up on

November 27,there will be

buskersatvariousspots

around the CBD on thenight

of December 3and afamily

movie night is planned for

December 11.

Motorshow fundraiserfor Methven

MethvenLions is lining up a

big new motorshow eventas

its next big fundraiserand is

hopingvehicles ofall kinds

will be brought out and

exhibited.

The Methven Motorshowis

set to be held at the Methven

A&P Showgroundson

November 15.

Anyone interested in

exhibiting an interesting

vehicleisencouraged to do

so.

Mac McElwain from

Methven Lions said more

details of the event would be

revealed soon, but it was

excitingtobeable to

announce this newevent for

Methven.

All money raised from the

motorshow wouldgothe

Lions Charitable Trust for

distribution within the

Methven community.

Mr McElwain said theclub

envisaged anumberof

different vehicle categories

in the show, including

British classic, American

classic,agricultural, exotic

and hot rod.

‘‘We alreadyknow of many

vehiclesfrom within the area

and we’d expecttounearth

more. We’ll addmore

categoriesaswe get more

entriesin.’’

He said the ideawas for

people toopen up their

sheds andtobring along

anything thathas wheels and

which willbeinterestingto

look at.

Public admissionis$10 per

head and afamily packageis

being worked out.

Mitre 10 gardening guru April

Breading has been helping

students at Longbeach School

learn some growing skills.

The free spring garden

programme for schools involves

three practical sessions and

students this week planted a

strawberry plant, sweet Alice

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peas into peat soil pots. The

plants were carried home in

recycled milk bottles.

In term 4, April will be visiting

St Joseph’s, Tinwald and

Hampstead Schools. The

programme is open to all schools.

Mitre 10 supplies the plants,

pots and soil, and April shares her

knowledge and enthusiasm.

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Powering up old rigs

Vintage fire engines stillneed

their sirens and lights to work

even though they don’tattend

fires, says Newlands

automotive electrician Jason

Bruce.

TheAshburton company

keepsthe ‘‘bells and whistles’’

working free of charge for the

Ashburton Fire Museum, which

will have its doors open and

engines gleaming foraspecial

open day on Monday.

Visitors willbeableto

explore thecollection of fire

service memorabilia, take a

journeyonavintagerailcar and

stroll around thepioneer

village at the Plains Railway

and HistoricalMuseum.

Mr Bruce said Newlandskept

the wiringand poweronthe old

fire engines up to spec and

somecreative thinking was

occasionally required,

especially if the engine had

beensitting for alongtime. It

was ablast for staffwhen they

came into the workshop.

As avolunteer firefighter, he

is sometimes behind the wheel

of modernengines. Newlands

has aclose connectionwith the

Ashburton fire service as the

company’s founder John

Newlandsand family through

the generations have been

volunteer firefighters.

ThePlains specialopenday

on Monday co­incides with the

Mid Town Mardi Grasand the

opening day of Bookaramaand

is South Canterbury

AnniversaryDay.The Plains

Jason Bruce works on aheritage fire engine in the Newlands

workshop.

will be open from 10am to 4pm.

One of the historic steam

locomotives,whichinclude

K88, Ja1260 and A64, will be

fired up to haul acarriage and

one purchasedticket allows the

holder unlimited rides through

the day.

The pioneer village includes

aprinting works, chemist,

market, church, cottage and

rural history display shed

complete with vintage tractors

andimplements,stationary

enginesand much more.

Group visits arewelcome by

arrangementwith afunction

roomavailablefor hire for any

special event andthere is

plenty of parkingavailable.

TheAshburton FireMuseum,

entry by donation,has New

Zealand’s best heritage

collectionoffireequipment

and memorabilia, and children

candressupinareal uniform

and take home aunique

souvenir.

Coffee, cold drinks and hot

food will be available for

purchase and there will be

inflatable funfor the kids with

ThePop Up Playground.

At AlertLevel 1the

Ashburton Steam andModel

Engineers will be offering $2

rides on their miniature train.

QR codes will be posted.

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Alert levels ease,

mardi gras ready

There was an extra spring in

Carol Johns’ step this week,

after Prime Minister Jacinda

Ardern eased covid

restrictions that will allow the

new Mid Town Mardi Gras

event to happen on Monday.

The mardi gras takes the

place of Boulevard Day this

year and Mrs Johns hopes

people will flock to Ashburton

to enjoy the day.

East Street will be closed to

traffic and 70 stallholders will

have wares for sale. There

will also be entertainment in

the form of the New Zealand

Army Band and mouthwatering

food for sale.

‘‘The whole day is just what

we need to celebrate

Ashburton.’’

Mid Canterbury, like the

rest of the country outside

Auckland, had been in Alert

Level 2onMonday, when the

prime minister announced

levels would lower after the

latest covid outbreak had

been contained. Auckland

dropped to Alert Level 2,

allowing gatherings up to 100,

and the rest of the country

dropped to Alert Level 1,

allowing for mass gatherings.

Mrs Johns said the mardi

gras could not have happened

under Alert Level 2but she

had been confident it would

happen as community

transmission cases waned.

Under level 1, people are

still advised to stay home if

they are sick, practise good

hygiene and keep track of

where they have been.

Mrs Johns said stallholders

had been encouraged to

display their QR codes, wipe

down surfaces like eftpos

machines and take other

sensible precautions. People

could wear masks if they were

worried about being close to

people they didn’t know.

‘‘People have been

following these precautions

for so long already.’’

She said the army band

would be playing two sets of

mardi gras music throughout

the day, at this stage at 11am

and 2pm, and there would be

other entertainment.

Bookarama will also open

its week­long second hand

book fair at the sports hall on

Monday, which is South

Canterbury anniversary day.

Lots of visitors from Timaru

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The chest is in goodcondition and

is of veryhigh quality.

It has beenevaluatedand

authenticated by English furniture

expert Dr Bernard Cotton, who says

its design and embellishment is in

keepingwith the 1634 date carved on

it.

Thatdateand the initials IH are

assessed as beingoriginal to the

piece.

The chest has framed and panelled

constructiononthefront sides, rear

and top, withthe framing elements

all featuringdecorative mouldings.

The original fish tailhinges are

nailed with‘‘rosehead’’nails and

cleated overinthe bottompart, but

the nails have beenreplaced with

screws in theupper section.

The chest has been offered as a

permanent gift to theMethven

Historical Society andfor display

and storage by Methven Museumby

Gerry Ireland,whosemother Grace

had it beforehim .

Grace Ireland was the

granddaughter of one of the first

settlersinMethven, WilliamMorgan,

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It is believed Morganmay have

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The oak chest, or coffer, that was made in England in 1634.

All nine Rangitata candidates

set to attend election meeting

Afullhouse is expectedatthe

AshburtonTrust Event Centrefor

next week’s meet theRangitata

electorate candidates meeting.

Nine partieshaveputforward

names of candidates for the voting

district, whichrunsfromRakaia to

south of Timaru.

There is only one change to the

candidate list since the official cutoff,

with Libertarians dropping out

and Advance NZ coming in.

The nine candidates are: Lachie

Ashton (New Conservative),

Brannon Favel(SocialCredit),

Megan Hands (National), Hamish

Hutton(ACT),Grant Kelynack (NZ

Outdoors Party),Gerrie Ligtenberg

(Greens), Jo Luxton (Labour), Aroha

Maru (Advance NZ),James Rae (Not

aParty).

The candidatesmeeting, on

September 30, is being organised by

the Rotary ClubofAshburton.

Each ofthe nine candidateswill

have seven minutes speaking time,

plus severalminutes to take

questions.

Thespeaking orderwill be drawn

on stage on thenight.

There willbeat least30minutesat

theend formorequestions from the

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9

Construction of alarge processingplant supporting the rural sector

is under way on a2ha site off JB Cullen Drive at the Ashburton

Business Estate.

Business park fills

Workisprogressing on

developing 50 sectionsfor saleat

the Ashburton Business Estate.

ACLwon thecontract forthe

development, whichisexpected

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AshburtonDistrict Councilatthe

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Anew fishing season opens on

October1,though high country

waterways like the Ashburton

Lakes are closed until the first

Saturday in November to protect

rainbow trout spawning and

othersensitivefisheries.

But there are still plentyof

good spots in the Ashburton

districtfor fishing, saysCentral

South Island Fish and Game

officer Rhys Adams.

‘‘Lake Hood has ahigh

population of perch and afew

troutthat cruise theshoreline,

it’s agreat spot to picnic and

learntofish.’’

TheAshburton Riveralso held

somenice brown trout and the

Rangitata andits tributaries

provided great fishing andviews,

he said.

Further afield,Lake Opuha

was apopulardestination on

opening day and throughout the

summer. Kidscould use agarden

worm for bait and catch a

rainboworbrown trout.

Left: Adam

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Upper Ohau

River this

month.

Tekapo, Pukaki and Ohau

canals were alsogood fishing

options.

Mr Adamssaid theupper Ohau

River near Twizelhad aspecial

spring seasoninplace for

September and October and

some big trout, up to 14.5kg,had

been reported there.

He saidfishing wasagreat way

to stayconnected withnature as

well as providing afish for

dinner.

‘‘The new season’s opening

falls in the school holidays and

Fish and Game are encouraging

experiencedanglerstomakethe

time to teach ayoung person how

to fish.’’

Everyone fishing for trout,

salmon andperchinfreshwater

needs asports fishing licence;

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losing their gear and afine up to

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Quiz, dance

night events

AshburtonCadetUnit’sannual fundraiser at

the Ashburton RSAonOctober31starts with

aquiz eventand thenoffers the opportunity

to stepontothe dance floorafterwards.

Thenightoftwo halves has athemeof

Halloween Heroesand all proceeds from the

event will go to supportthe AshburtonRSA.

Thequizisopen to teamsofbetweenfour

and six of any age andwill be run in the

Doris Linton Lounge.

It willberun by RSA members and goes

from 6.30pm until9pm.The teamcost is $40

and the quizincludes spotprizes, raffles and

winning team prizes.

TheAshburtonCadetUnit will run the

dance event in the mainbar area at theRSA

from 8pm.

Aimed at thoseover 18, it will feature

tunesfromDJDaveand dancemusicfrom

the 1970's onwards.

Tickets cost$15 andincludeentry,afree

spin on chocolate wheel,supper and the

opportunity to win spotprizes andbest

dressedprizes.

Those registering for boththe quizand

dance party save$5.

To register aquiz teamemailto

ashburtonquiz@gmail.comorcall 027 835

4828.

Emailtoblackpanther4@windowslive.

com or 027 504 4019for dance tickets.

New date for

comedy gig

Acomedy gig in Ashburton featuring Paul

Ego has been rescheduled to October 2.

All tickets for the postponed gig will

automatically roll over.

Anyone with aticket and who can't make

the new date, can get arefund from the place

of purchase.

The Hotel Ashburton comedy gig was due

to be have been held in late August and is

currently sold out.

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Junior pupils from Netherby School in costume for the production of Hats Off.

Netherby juniors on stage

After much heightened anticipation, junior

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Around 70 to 80 pupils, aged five to eight, in

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chickens, pigs, ponies, sheep, cows, ducks,

goats or adog. There were also pupils as

autumn leaves, snowflakes and buds/green

leaves, and well as school children, farm

family members and narrators.

Under the direction of junior syndicate

teachers Bridget Patrick, Nicky MacKenzie,

Jordyn Love and Ines Toder and supported

by teacher aids the pupils told the story,

through narration and bursts of song, of

barnyard animals, and their farming family,

living life through the seasons.

There was even aguest appearance from

school principal Phil Wheeler who busted a

few dance moves at the end.

The performance was livestreamed, and

recorded, for family and friends unable to

attend due to Covid­19 restrictions.


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Fairton plant defib remains handy

Adefibrillator that once saved the

life of aFairton meat worker is being

donated to the community the

mothballedmeat plant onceserved.

Silver Fern Farmsand workers at

theplant jointlybought the

defibrillator, whichwas ‘‘only used

once in anger’’, said personnel officer

Francis Renner, whowill have his

last day at theplant next Wednesday.

On theoccasion thedefibrillator

was used, aworker on the

slaughterboard suffered aheart

attack. The defibrillator was used to

restart his heart and hewas airlifted

to Christchurch Hospitalby

helicopter.

The manstill works forSilver Fern

Farms, now in Hokitika.

The Fairton plant was shutdown in

2017 and has been sold to Talley’s.

Mr Rennersaid thecompany and

former workers wantedthe

defibrillator, worthabout $5000,to

stay in the Fairton community and

considered FairtonSchoolthe best

Fairton School principal Mike Hill (left) accepts the defibrillator from the

plant’s last manager Dylan Marsh.

spot. It was presented to the school

yesterday by thelast plantmanager

Dylan Marsh.

Principal Mike Hill said it was

great the special equipment would be

available for the Fairtoncommunity.

It will be sited for access, even when

theschool is closed.

‘‘We think it is areally goodideait

staysinthe community for the benefit

of the community, though you hope

you never have to useit.’’

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, September 24, 2020

Ashburton

October

14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21

11

2312172

Community House

toasts 25 years

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

FINAL FLIGHT

Twenty­five years of community

services hubCommunityHouse

Mid Canterbury was celebrated

at an invitation­only event last

week.

Some 70 people,includingpast

and present supporters and

tenants,funders and other guests

markedthe occasion with

afternoon tea, speeches and the

cutting of acake.

Community House Mid

Canterbury Trustboardchair

Leandra Fitzgibbon saidmany

peoplehad played their part in

manywaysinthe successofthe

communityservices’ hub over

the years.

It wasanassettothe

communityand thecommunity

could takeprideand satisfaction

in it.

Thefuture of the facility

looked rosy and more could be

donetofurther expand what it

offered, she said.

AshburtonMayor Neil Brown

said 25 yearswas amilestone

worth celebrating.

Community House hadshown

its worthover theyearsand had

beensupportedbycouncil at

various times.

It had been formed fromthe

vision of local May Greenslade

and had grownand developed.

CommunityHouse Mid

Canterbury manager John

Driscoll, who has a15­year

association with the facility, said

it was partofthe thefabric of the

Community House Mid

Canterburymanager John

Driscoll speakingatthe 25 year

celebrationevent.

districtand throughout its

history there had been

consistent support fornot­forprofit

groups.

Getting to where Community

Housewas today had beenboth

challenging and inspiring,and it

could nothave happened

without the wide­ranging

community support.

NOTICE OF HELICOPTER USE FOR

VISUAL INSPECTION OF

TRANSMISSION LINES IN YOUR AREA.

Transpower, the owner and operator of

the national grid, will be carrying out a

routine visual maintenance inspection of

transmission lines in your area by helicopter.

We have been undertaking inspections of the

structures on the Glenavy to Waitaki 110 kV

line and also our Roxburgh to Islington

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

flying helicopter over the last month.

Ourfinalflyover dateis planned

for Monday 12October 2020.

The helicopter will fly at aconstant speed of

about 30 km/h, starting at Waitaki and will take

approximately 4hours per session.

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If you require further information, please call Myles Stichman 0274 779 693 or 03 688 2689.

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Unimog built locally

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Acustom­made unimog, the

only one of its kind in New

Zealand, has been built by

Ashburton business BT Coach

Builders and delivered to its Mt

Cook­based client.

The all­terrain vehicle will be

used to take tourists off­road

and to explore the splendor of

the Mackenzie backcountry.

It comes in with aprice tag of

just under $500,000 and no

expense has been spared.

It has been crafted from the

chassis up over anumber of

months and is aspacious 14

seater.

Each seat has afour­point

harness system and air

suspension.

The state­of­the­art seats are

made in Sweden and needed a

special exemption because

they have never been seen or

fitted together here before.

The unimog has asplit glass

roof, which enables 360 degree

viewing, and an uniquely

designed manual rear entry.

The chassis was specially

extended in the German factory

and Mercedes Benz signed off

on work to ensure it met their

unit standards.

The unimog is fitted with a

GPS triggered, multilingual

sound system, and the

transmission although

automatic, can be moved to

paddle shift.

Its four huge tyres that can be

deflated and reinflated

automatically depending on the

terrain it tackles.

The unimog on its waytobeing delivered to the customer at Mt

Cook, and, (below) at awarrant check in Ashburton.

BT Coach Builders director

Jo Smith said the unimog was a

special vehicle and the

company was proud of the

finished article.

It had been ordered two years

ago by tourism company client

Trojan Holdings, which owns

NZSki and other businesses,

and its production had been

hampered by the covid

situation.

The last six months had been

tough for the coach builder,

which had anumber of tourism

clients.

The business had lost around

ayear’s worth of work due to

cancelled orders, she said.

The unimog has been

nicknamed The Beast and was

delivered to operator Tasman

Valley Tours at Mt Cook last

week.

There was lot of research and

development behind the sleek

design and it would have to be

the safest ATV in New Zealand,

said Jo Smith.

Anumber of complex

compliance requirements had

been ticked off and BT was

grateful for the support of local

businesses Canterbury Vehicle

Compliance, Action Spray

Painting, Windscreen Solutions

and Tinwald Canvas who had

all been involved in the project.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, September 24, 2020

13

Model train swap

meet at Plains

Miniature trains, engines,

carriages and tracks were up

for grabs at the first ever

Model Train swap meet.

It was held at the Plains

Railway and Historical

Museum last Sunday and drew

scores of people from around

the South Island.

Rob Read, one of the

organisers, said it was a

chance for people to sell their

model train sets.

He was joined by Ashburton

model train enthusiasts Andy

Munro and John McIntosh.

“It’s achance for people to

sell their model train items as

there has been no train shows

on this year at all,” Mr Read

said.

The Ashburton Model Train

Show, scheduled for July, was

one of the casualties

cancelled due to Covid­19

restrictions.

Response for the swap meet

had been overwhelming with

interest from model

enthusiasts from Invercargill,

Dunedin, Central Otago and

Canterbury keen to take part.

Many people had travelled

quite adistance for the day, he

said.

Tables for sellers were set

up and among the wares were

historical model trains

through to digital sets with

lighting, kit set buildings,

trees, figures and tracks at

varying prices were on offer.

People, young and old, were

delighted by the working

Model train enthusiast Rob

Read.

layout models on display one

of which was Mr Read’s

American railroad model

built in HO scale (1:87).

Mr Read is also one of the

organisers for the Ashburton

Model Train Show and has

been amodel train enthusiast

for the past 30 years.

He is amember of the

Garden City Model Railroad

Club, in Ferrymead,

Christchurch, and also a

member of the South

Canterbury Model Rail Group,

in Timaru.

He along with wife Lisa

worked together to build their

model; Lisa makes alot of the

scenery for the layout. The

layout took around two hours

to set up in time for the swap

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Covid actions praised

Ahuge information sign has been

erected at Ashburton’s Ng King

Brothers Chinese market garden

settlement telling people about its

historical importance.

The Ashburton District Council,

working with descendants of the

family and Heritage New Zealand,

plans to restore the old buildings

and open it as acommunity

reserve.

The site, on Allens Road, is

considered nationally significant

and arare example of the Chinese

market gardens that were once

common across the country.

LOCAL LISTENING

Peter Mac l 1pm to 6pm

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

NewZealandhad done well

withits response to Covid­19

and was dealing with it better

thanany of theOECD

countries,Sir David Skegg

told agathering in Ashburton

on Tuesday.

The renowned

epidemiologistwas aguest

speaker of U3A Ashburton

and is the Emeritus

Professor of Preventive and

Social Medicine at Otago

University.

ProfSkegg told an

audience of over 100 that

Asian countrieswere largely

doing the best in managing

Covid­19 andthe likes of the

USA, theUKand Western

Europe were doingtheworst.

‘‘Taiwan has apopulation

of 24 millionand has

recorded just 500cases and

onlyseven deaths,’’hesaid.

New Zealand and Scotland

had similar populationsof

around five million,but in

NewZealandthere had been

25 deaths compared with

between 4000 and 5000 in

Scotland.

New Zealand had a

number of advantages over

other countries, he said.

It was an island, had closed

its borders early,had a

smallerpopulation and

people here were not reliant

on public transport.

Ironically, NewZealand’s

lackofpreparedness to cope

withapandemichad

prompted it to go earlyinto

lockdown, he said.

New Zealand waswell

downleague tables when it

cametothe number of

intensive carebeds and

resources,and that fact had

forced the government’s

hand ‘‘to go early’’.

Sir David Skegg with U3A Ashburton chairperson Edith Smith

ahead of his talk at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

The government had

listened to scientists,

adopted an elimination

strategy and had provided

excellentcommunicationto

the country.

Therehad been buy in

from the populationand New

Zealand had also ‘‘been

lucky’’, saidProfSkegg.

That luck ran out on August

11 when border restrictions

were lifted and it was

inevitable that there would

be more cases.

There had been both

humanand systemic errors

at the border at the

beginning and three recent

incursions.

Prof Skegg said thecountry

could not afford to be

complacentand needed to be

prepared for the next relapse.

Thereneededtobe

improved surveillance and

targeted testing, enhanced

contract tracing to include a

bluetooth function and

appropriate wearing of

masks.

Covid­19 could evolve to be

less dangerous than it was,

but there were not signsof

that yet.

More reliable screening for

travellers could be developed

to enable future travel again

and treatmentofthe virus

was also improving.

In terms of avaccination,

there needed to be

considerationsofhow

effective it was, howlong it

would last, howsafeitwas

and what proportion of

people would acceptit.

Prof Skegg said Covid­19

was notthe only pandemic

affecting the world. Tobacco

smoking was abigger killer,

and was man­made and

preventable.

He was also very concerned

about obesity, particularly

here in New Zealand.

‘‘The prevalence of obesity

has trebled heresince the

late 1970s. New Zealand

childrenand adolescents

have the secondhighest

prevalence of obesity

worldwide at the moment,

only behind the USA.’’

2304059

206 Club marks 30 years

Members and volunteers of

the 206 Club celebratedthe

club’s longevitythisweek in a

low­keyaffair withfruit cake,

coffee and conversation.

The club was founded after

membersofthe Mid

Canterbury Aged Persons

WelfareCouncilsoughtto

start aday care centre for

elderly.Itwas to providea

place for members to go and

be active with others. It then

included keeping members

active and mentally

stimulated too.

The 206 Club openedin

September 1990 as aone day

aweekprogrammefor

membersofferingactivities,

entertainment and

companionship over atwo

courselunch.

206 Club volunteer Rosa

Bennett has been

volunteeringfor the group

since itsinception andas

cook for the past 28 years.

It may have grown from

small beginningsbut it was

popular from the start, she

said. Oneofthe first meetings

on its inception was held at

AshburtonCollege’s

Holyoake auditorium and

was attended by people from

various groups including Dr

Ron Bakerand then

AshburtonCollegeprincipal

Owen McDowell.

She said such was the

206 Club volunteer Rosa Bennett flanked by Shirley Patterson

(left) and Anne Fleming, cuts the cake to celebrate 30 years of

206 Club.

popularity of setting up the

club that only one person

from each representative

organisation was able to be

present.

She startedcooking

alongside the late Nancy

Bullock and was full of praise

for the 206Club,which was

full of caring,considerate

people and had beenan

integral partofher life.

‘‘If you have apassionyou

will do it at the best of your

ability,’’ she said.

Over the years the club’s

popularity has grown so

much it now meetsthree

times aweekatthe Senior

Centre on CameronStreet.

Age Concern Ashburton

presidentJan McClelland

said over theyears there had

been many people in therole

of director of dayservices.

They includedJennifer

Audeau (12 years),Sharon

Ross, Leslee Clarke,Karen

Bishop (six years), Mary

Harrison (sevenyears)and

AdairPethig,who has been

director since 2017.


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RURAL/LIFESTYLE

Ashburton Courier, September 24, 2020

15

People first in Miller ‘farmily’

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Dairy farmerRebecca Miller

likes to keep her finger on the

pulse of thedairy industry.

Keepingherself up to date

with industry knowledge helps

not only her farm business, but

also helps others.

Shehas been involved with

the DairyWomen’s Network

(DWN) for thepast 12 yearsas

aconvenerand facilitator and

is now businessgroup leader

of Ashburton. Sheisalso

Federated Farmers Mid

Canterburysharemilker

section chair and has done

Good Boss campaign project

work with DairyNZ as wellas

other projects.

Sheset up the district’s

DWN while living in South

Canterbury.

Just four peopleturned up to

the first sessionbut numbers

have growntoaround50.

‘‘I felt it was just whatwas

needed,’’she said,ofthe

connectionsthe group gave to

rural women.

Rebecca is the eldest of four

siblings,and enjoys being an

organiser, especially of events.

Shesaid shehad been on

some formofcouncil sinceshe

was 11.

Rebecca has notalways lived

arural life, she was born in

Aucklandand raised on farms;

her parents were contract

milkersfor many years and she

spent time working in

corporate national and

international sales, marketing

and analystroles.

There were multiple shifts

around theNorth Island from

year to year as theyfollowed

the dairyseason.

The longesttime spent in any

one place wasfiveyears.

LookingbackRebecca,42,

found thosemoves difficult,

especially as the eldest child.

There were household jobsto

get donewhileMum andDad

were out on the farm.

Manyofthose learnings have

shaped thewayshe,and

husband Brent, 40, have raised

their ownthree children,

Blake, 15, Blair,12and

Rhianna, 10, andrun their

farm businesses and treated

staff.

Rebecca and Brenthave

known each other since they

were in theirlate teens and

share asimilarlifephilosophy

Brent and Rebecca Miller on farm.

so workwelltogether.

‘‘I’m extremelylucky he has

my back through everything,’’

she said.

They are big on ‘‘farmily’’, a

balance between working/

living on farm and family.

‘‘Everypersondeserves to be

protected in aworking

environment –not only their

physical but psychological

being as well. With farmily we

wouldlove to create a

movement, at all levelsof

primary industry to connect,

collaborate, andcommunicate.

‘‘Having aconnected

working environment with

everyoneonboard is where the

magic starts. It’s not only more

productive andhealthy but

profitable because your team

is on board andengaged.’’

The couple, under their

company name MilkIQ, are

sharemilkers on two farms.

River TerraceDairy, is 336

hectares effective on Withells

Roads, Ealing, milking 1150

friesian/jersey crossherd, in a

60 bail rotary, and homefor six

years.

NearbyEalingPasturesfarm

is around400 hectares from

Maronan Ealingroadto

Withells Road (it spans across

fourroads in Ealing), milking

1450 cows withsix full­time

staff. The Millers are in their

second season on Ealing

Pastures.

Thefarms supply Fonterra

and across both farmsthey

have amix of newand

seasoned staff, somewho had

been with the couplefor many

years.

Rebecca says retaining staff

is important, especiallythose

with young families,and they

had awork practice to have

everyone on farmlearning all

processes on farm.

It meantthere were few

knowledge gapswhen people

weresickorneededtime away.

It also helped them run asix

days­on, two days­off roster,

with staffworking an average

42­hour week.

Thekey was daily

communication and nipping

issuesinthe bud, shesaid.

‘‘This team has been really

resilient. We live wherewe

workand everyone has value,’’

she said.

MilkIQ was away to put more

intelligence into their

businesses.

TheMilkIQ website is

constantly being updated and

plansare in place for anew

project, Land Events. It’s an

information platform to

benefitother farmers and

primary industrygroups.

It will focus on events being

heldbygroups, organisations

andpeopleworking in the

PHOTO: NATWICK STUDIOS

primary industriesand give

people one place they can

access theinformation,

Rebecca says.

She is hopingitwill stop

double­up events beingheld by

industry members andallow

more collaboration.

The couple‘‘threw their hat

in the ring’’ to see how they

were tracking on theRiver

Terrace farm(with owners

Andrewand RacheleMorris)

and enteredthe Dairy

Business of the Year in 2019.

They placedrunner­up,and

won best Canterbury farm

performance, best people

performanceand leadership,

and business resilience lowest

cost of productionper kg/ms.

In 2020, theywon the same

award categories and also won

the mediuminputwith best

financials.

‘‘Our passion is people. We

have ideas how to developand

engage ateam.’’

Peoplewereone of the most

important aspect of their

business modelusinga

septuple bottomline.

‘‘If everything elseis

working(withyour staff), profit

will happen anyway,’’ she said.

They were looking, in the

future,topackage their

processes to others through

their website and various

online channels.

IN BRIEF

MUSTERERSRUGBY

Rakaia Gorge Musterers willtake

on Methven Binacharity rugby

matchatthe Methven rugby

grounds this Saturday. Acollection

bucketwill be on site for donations

and there will also be acharity

auction after thegame. All proceeds

raisedwill go to St John ambulance.

Theannual eventhas beenrun

for the past 63 years, althoughnot

consecutively, andtraditionally

played at the end of the autumn

muster.

Musterers team manager Paul

Ensor said aUnder 8s and 9s

curtain raiserwould begin at

1.30pm with the maingamefrom

2.30pm.

GOODYARN

WORKSHOP

RuralSupport Trust is hosting afree

Goodyarn WorkshoponNovember

9atAshburtonSeniors Centre, on

Cameron Street, from 11amto2pm.

It’s designed to help people

recognise and respondtofriends,

family, colleagues or customers

suffering fromstressormental

illness. It is aimedatanyone living

or working in the ruralcommunity.

Anyone interested canRSVPtorst.

midcanterbury@gmail.comor027

6488379 by November4.

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haveorganisedmotivational

speaker TonyChristiansentospeak

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November16.

Tony is aworld-leading

motivational andinspirational

speaker who is humorous, bold and

straighttalkingasheshareshis life

story. He hasnolegs,the result of a

horrific train accidentwhenhewas

nine,yet has aremarkable life. The

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FARM SALES UP

Datafrom theRealEstate Institute

of NewZealand(REINZ) shows

therewere 121 more farmsalesfor

the three months ended August

2020than forthe sameperiod in

2019.

Overall,therewere 386 farm

salesinthe threemonths ended

August, compared to 341for the

threemonths ended July 2020.

The median price per hectare for

all farms sold in the three months to

August 2020 was$25,657

compared to $25,346in2019.

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Ashburton Hospital gerontology nurse

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PromotedbyDementia Canterbury, the

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It willalso look at factors to help you know

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CharRees.

It's abittersweet momentasthe

sale was fast­tracked due to Mr Hill’s

ongoing health issues. He was

advised to slow down andstop heavy

lifting work.

They have enjoyed some wonderful

friendships metthrough visitors to

the vineyard, and on their market

travels.

Meeting people arethe thing we

will miss most, Mr Hill said.

‘‘It's beenanexperience. We have

had some very supportive clients ...

and people in thewine industry,’’ he

said, including horticulturist, and

mentor, Jim Grierson and winemaker

Kirk Bray.

‘‘We are going to miss it, no two

ways about it,’’ hesaid, of the

vineyard.

The residential lifestyle property

which spans 9.5 hectaresonLaings

Road, is on the outskirts of Tinwald.

The vineyard was establishedin1999

with 3500 pinot noir and 4000 pinot

gris vines, followed by 1800 riesling in

2008.

The Hillshaveafewcasesofwine

left for sale; mostly Riesling and

bottles of their Sparkling Pearl.

They areplanning aclosingdown

sale on October 18,with wine anda

range of household items up for sale.

While they have no set plans yet, they

are planning on retiring to Ashburton

and willtakeabreather from making

any immediate plans.

The vineyard has been sold to

Victoria Johnson, of Mayfield, who

plans to keep thevines and expand

the venue. She takes over on

November 2.

Esma and Charlie Hill are celebrating

the sale of their beloved vineyard

CharRees and will now enjoy

retirement.

Drill win for brigade team

Ajunior team from

Ashburton has won the

Canterbury Boys Brigade

DrillCompetition and a

secondteam has placedthird

in the senior competition.

The juniors, all Year 8

students, wonatrophy and

certificate for their effortsat

therecent event heldat

Lincoln.

The samegroup came

third lastyear and is led by

Nathan Steer.

Ittookoverall top honours

in uniforminspection, drill

and marching sections.

The purpose of thedrill is

to promote positive habits

likediscipline,self­respect,

self­controland

concentration.

It also promotes positive

physicalbearing, helps

develop leadership and

encourages pride in aunit.

The Ashburtonunit

practicesdrills in the

The winning Ashburton Boys Brigade junior team (from left)

Tristin Wills, Gideon Kuipers, Nathan Steer ,James Clark,

Joshua Holland and Makai Heke.

PHOTO SUPPLIED

Tancred Street sports hall on

Friday nights.

The Boys Brigadebegan in

1883and combines christian

valueswithideas from the

military, such as drills,

outdoor education andan

award system.

Activity funding available

Mid Canterbury clubs and

groups associated with play,

active recreation and sport

are being encouraged to

apply to anew Sport NZ fund

that has been set up to help

with programme or service

delivery costs.

CalledTuManawa

Aotearoa,the fund is aimed

at community based

programmesand projects

targeting activity for

childrenand young people.

Nearly $1.5 million is

available in the Canterbury

and West Coast regiontobe

usedover the next next12

months.

The fundisbeing

administered by Sport

Canterbury.

Jan Cochranefrom Sport

Mid Canterbury saidthe

fundoffered supportfor

transport,venue and

equipment hire costs,and

also the costofofficials and

co­ordinators.

Mid Canterbury had ‘‘done

verywell’’ from the

Government’s sports

resilience fundingpackages

offeredearlier this year, but

the new fundwas aimed at a

wider group.

Mrs Cochranesaid the first

round of applications had

justclosed and therehad

beenagoodresponseand a

second round opened on

October12, closing on

December4.

She expected aquick

turnaroundofapplications.

Applications can be made

through the sportcanterbury.

org.nz website.

Contact JanCochrane on

027 221 8023 for more

information.


NEWS

Ashburton Courier, September 24, 2020

17

New timelines for

Lake Hood campus

Workiscontinuing behind

the scenesonthe ambitious

Southern Parallel Sports

Campus project to be located

at Lake Hood.

The $50million sports

campusisproposed by APT

Sports Academy Ltd,

supported by Aonghus NZ

Ltd, WestburyInvestment

Group USA, investment

partners, the Allied Forces

Foundation,and through

alliances with New Zealand

and North American

universities.

The fullservice campus

will deliver targeted

resilience training,

academic and business

education programmes

catering specifically to high

performance athletes,

disabledathletes and

woundedservice menand

women’sphysical, mental,

self­esteem and education

needs.

Catherine Stuart,

managing partnerof

Aonghus, said the project

was absolutely going ahead

and although it had been

quietfor awhile, workwas

progressing to ensure it did

happen.

The project had agrowing

‘‘Kiwi’’ team of investors,

advisers, educationalliances

and service providers anda

significant international

support basewhose

commitments wouldensure

the success of the project.

Aggressive project

timelinesfor the project

havenow been pushed back

by around 12 months.

Instead of the original

opening date of mid 2021, the

complex is now scheduled to

openbyJuly 2022.

Construction is earmarked

to start in May nextyear and

will follow on from work

finalising investments,

grants,plans and consents.

Golf resort goes under

hammer, sells for $6.6m

Terrace DownsGolfResort

has sold under the hammer

for $6.6million followingthe

deathofits former owner

from Covid­19.

Competitionatthe CBRE

auction for thegolf resort in

theCanterbury highcountry

was high, with the property

attracting strong interest

from buyers.

The course was put on the

market afterthe death of

multi­millionaire Japanese

investor Hiroshi Hasegawa,

who purchased it in 2012

after approval from the

OverseasInvestment Office.

Hasegawa was 59 when he

died in April.

He had turned the resort

into aglobally recognised

luxury golf andadventure

destination.

Tim Rookes, managing

directorofCBRE

Christchurch, and Warren

Hutt, seniordirectorof

capital markets, CBRE

Auckland, whomarketed the

property on behalf of

Hasegawa's estate,said the

property was boughtbya

private investor.

“We’redelighted to get

such afantastic result for

this stunning property. The

level of interest

demonstrates that investors

have ongoing appetite for

high­quality assets,” said Mr

Rookes.

“As golf courses don’tcome

to the market very often, this

is atrophy asset for the new

ownerand we wish them all

the verybest,” added Mr

Hutt.

TerraceDowns was

The Terrace Downs Golf Resort has sold.

recently ranked by New

Zealand Golf magazine as

one of thecountry's top five

courses.

The par 72 course is 6406m

longand is describedas

havingaScottishhighland

feel. It offers achoiceoffour

tees on each hole and

incorporates10lakes and

over 60 bunkers.

It wasdesignedbythe late

SidPuddicombe, a

celebrated Canadian golf

course architect.

On the northern side of the

Rakaia River,the resort

features extensive

landscaping, with tussock

plantings, lakesand stands

of woodland andbush.

Along, 1.8km riverfront

boundary borders the river,

withterracedlawns

providing excellentviews of

famouswaterway.

Panoramic views of Mt Hutt

and surrounding mountains

are astrongfeature

throughoutthe property.

Sealedroads provide

accessto78privately­owned

residential sites; including a

cluster of 52 apartments and

26 free­standingchalet­style

homes scattered throughout

the property.

Aportionofland at the

property’s southern end,

known as The Peaks, was

previously consentedfor

subdivisioninto20large

luxury home sites, however

this consent haslapsed.

Mr Rookes told OneRoof

that therewas agenuine

desire amonglocals in

Canterbury to see Terrace

Downs succeed.‘‘It's really

heartening to see that

support. There's an

emotionalconnectiontothe

resort in Canterbury ­people

want to seeitcontinue.’’

Trust approves grants

Community Trust of Mid &

South Canterbury has

approved grants totalling

$98,799 to 16 organisations in

its latest funding round.

Ashburton district grants

wenttoRakaia Memorial

Hall ($9,180 to replace

seating), Methven Golf Club

($7,000 towards amotorised

trailer), Allenton Sports Club

($8,550 towards amower),

Rakaia PonyClub ($10,000 for

new fencing) and Ashburton

Community Alcohol &Drug

Service ($2,808 for updating

technology).

In Geraldine, the Orari

EquestrianCentre was give

$1783to helpdevelop a

Health &Safety Policy and a

Fire Evacuation Planfor the

Orari Racecourse grounds.

Other funding wentto

Dementia Canterbury

($5000), Parkinson’s NZ Ct

($10,000), CCS Disability

Action ($5000), Stroke

Foundation of NZ ($5000)and

Hearing Dogs for Deaf

People NZ ($10,000).

Community Trust of Mid&

South Canterbury will hold

its annualmeeting at Hotel

Ashburtonat 10.30am on

October 12.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 27

24 September 2020

Message From ThePrincipal

Term Threeand Adjustments

On the day that this article appears inprint we

will have only two days ofTerm Three left and

we,along with all communities,havefaced many

challengesthis term.

We were fortunatetobeabletohold our College

Ball beforethe returnofCOVID-19, Level2.

Additionally wemanaged to get all our major

sports through their local competitions but there were noregional or

nationalcompetitionstofollow.

We held our College exams, but two weeks later than had been

earlier scheduled. Wewere also able tohost our second round ofAko

interviews.

All ofthese achievements required adjustment, re-organisation and

uncertainty. My thanks goes to all staff who worked around these

challenges, and to all who coached and managed our various sports

teams.

Impacts

Therewereanumber of College events thatcouldn’t go ahead this term,

including the parent-teacher-studentinterviewsatthe Hotel Ashburton,

our Lip Sync and Music Evenings and House Waiata competitions -

although the Lip Sync competition washeld via video competitions.

It is unfortunate thatthese events didn’t occur, but we had to followall

health guidelines.

It is worth noting that interruptions due to COVID will continue inthe

future, with the news that the bulk of the Ashburton A&PShow won’t

be happening, as scheduledatthe endofOctober.

Like many secondary schools, weare planning for amajor reduction in

our international student numbers next year. Ahandful ofour current

students will remain with us over the summer break and bewith us for

2021, however there will be no new arrivals to start the year.This does

mean thatwelose our international cross-cultural flavour and inputthat

students bring into our College, and there are financial implications for

the College andcommunity.

AttendancePatterns

Another challenge caused by COVID is to have our students back into

moreregular attendance patterns.

In anormal term our overall attendance isatabout 85%, and this was

the rate post-lockdown. However, our data for this term indicates that

the level hasdropped to 76%for allstudents,with greaterconcerns for

someethnicities.

We believe this trend has been caused by two factors. Some of our

studentshavebeen required to carefor younger siblings so that parents

can take on extra work, plus some parents have been anxious about

COVID and are keeping their children at home to ensure their safety,

despite knowing there has been no community transmission in the

South Island.

TheSprintthatisTerm Four

Next term is averitable sprint for our senior students. The first day of

term is Monday 12October and our Year 13 Graduation Ceremony is

scheduled to be held on Thursday05November,atthe Ashburton Trust

EventCentre.

This is followed byour Year 11/12 Prize-giving to be held on Tuesday

10 November. This year we are holding acombined year level event in

the EA Networks Centre. Of course, weare planning for these events

on the assumption that weremain at COVID Level 1.There are various

options beingconsidered if we returntorestrictions on gathering sizes.

Good Wishes forthe StudentHolidayBreak

Have agreat break and thanks to everyone who has supported us

throughthe challengesofthis term.

Many thanks

Ross Preece

Principal •Tumuaki

Information

AshburtonCollege Year 9

Academic Scholarships

Criteria and application forms arenow available from your child’s school.

TheClosing Date forapplications is

Thursday05November 2020, 3:30pm.

Theacademic examinations willbeheldatAshburton College

on Monday16Novemberfrom9:00am–11:15am.

Enquiriesand applications to be madetoSheenaTyrrell,

ManagementAdministrator,

Email: ts@ashcoll.school.nz

Phone: 308 4193, extension 812; 027 247 8003.

Please notethatthese Scholarships are

Academic ExcellenceScholarships.

AshColl Way

Information

Transition DepartmentNews

Scholarshipsthrough AshburtonCollege

Information and application forms for scholarships administered through

AshburtonCollege were made available to students this week.

These scholarships are offered each year by local businesses and

organisations, and AshburtonCollege.

Closing dates vary (starting from early next term), so please check

application formscarefully.

Booklets containing the information and criteria

canbecollectedfromthe Transition Office (T12).

Events

LibraryStudy Nights in August /September

an UnprecedentedSuccess

Study Nights in the Library (Te Whare Pukapuka Matauranga) have been

operating for agood number of years, asaway of supporting students in

their preparation for practice and external exams. Teacher Librarian Anne

Williams said thatthe latter years of amoreformal arrangementofaccessing

teaching staff volunteers,and advertising the evenings to the studentbody

has paid dividends in termsofnumbers of students attending.

Thelibrarystaffare certainly

acknowledged fortheir

managementofthis programme.

Anne said that, in the early years,

it wascelebratedwhen thirty

students attended –onagood

night.

This has changed over the years

and the uptake by both staff and

students this year hit an all-time

high.

Over the seven nights, there were 537 sign-ins by students and twenty

eightstaff members supporting the students.

Putting these numbers in perspective, attendance atStudy Nights leading

up to external exams last year,held 394 sign-ins over tennights.

On Tuesday 02October alone, 94 students signed in, with asecond room

being opened up to accommodate everyone.

These evenings provide an opportunity for students to ask questions of

staff,learn howtorevise effectively,tocollaboratewitheach other and staff,

and to adopt positiveexam preparation procedures.

We acknowledge the students’commitment and mahi (work) by staff, not

just for making Study Nights happen but also meeting students outside of

the Study Nights to provide revision support during free periods, intervals

and lunchtimes,across departments.

College HospitalityCourse:

Off-SiteExperiencefor Students

At the end of August,eighteen Year 12 students from theCollege'sLevel 2

HospitalityCourse were hosted by staff at the HotelAshburton, foratwohourpracticalsession.

Students weregiven atour of thefacilitiesand were involved in anumber

of activities including table setting, order taking and beverage service. As

they were setting upfor lunch and dinner service, hygiene and accuracy

were emphasised.

Teacher KentSlocombe saidthatfortunately allsurvived having their drink

order served to them,although not without the odd scare!

Ashburton College thanksthe Hotel Ashburton Managementand Staff for

their supportofthis programme.

(Pictured right):

Charlottedelivers

the order to ‘guest’

GabbyNaylor.

(Pictured left):

CharlotteThomas

takescarewithher

drink order under

the close supervision

of the Hotel

Ashburton’sEvent

Co-ordinator

Paige Lott.

Events

Studylink TertiaryEvening at College

On Monday14September,

approximately seventy

Year 13 students and their

parents/caregivers attended

a presentation in the College Staffroom, given by Matt Heaney from

Studylink. Studylink,aserviceofthe MinistryofSocialDevelopment, helps

students make informedchoices about their studentfinance, howtoapply

foritand manage it online.

Head ofSenior School Abbey Bruce said that those attending were given

information on how toapply for student loans and allowances for their

tertiarystudy, accommodation costs and various deadlines.

Matt gave the following threekey points:

1. Fees Free Scheme: If starting tertiarystudy forthe first time,there may

be eligibility to have fees paidthroughthe Fees Free scheme.

Ayear'sfull-timestudy ‘fees-free’can happenifstudying at one of a:

· TechnicalInstitute (Polytechnic)

· University

· Wānanga

· PrivateTrainingEstablishment

2. Student Loan: The Student Loan is to help with paying fees for study,

buying course-relateditems and withday-to-day expenses/livingcosts,

if notable to getaStudentAllowance.

3. Student Allowance: The Student Allowance isaweekly payment not

required to be paid back. However, fortertiarystudents under 24 years

old it is generallybasedonparents/caregivers’income.

College is very fortunate to have staff from Studylink attend and answer

questions first-hand.

Forfurther information: www.studylink.govt.nz or 0800 88 99 00

Year 11 OutdoorEducation Students to

Mt Thomas

Mt Thomas lies in the foothills of the Southern Alps, inthe Oxford area.

Made up of 10,800 hectares of nativetawhai/beech and scatteredpodocarp

forests,this is an area of interest and information.

On Friday11August, Phys Ed teachers RachelDonaldson and Luke Martin,

with adozen Outdoor Education class students tackled this tramp upthe

1023metrehigh Mt Thomas. Regardedasanadvancedtramping track,this

is a4-7 hourouting!

Rachel said they had agreat day, completingthe walk in avery good time

and, with snow falling atthe top ofthe mountain, there were great scenic

views, albeitaverycold temperature.

(Picturedabove): Group membersheading up the track into thefalling

snow.

(Pictured above, left to right): Trying to keep warm atthe summit are

Ethan Gray, William Makutu, Danny Glanville, Oakley Gairns, Jamie Larter,

Guy Stanway, BaileyGleeson, GeorgiaHart, ElizabethHastie,BrodynGabites.

(Pictured above): Heading downhill withthe plains’view ahead.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 27

24 September 2020

Congratulations

Lip Sync 2020

As advised in aprevious newsletter the changing COVID requirements

necessitated achange to the customary live performance evening, which

was scheduled for Tuesday 18 August. This evening was instead replaced

by video entries.

The Junior and Senior Sections were judged by Teacher of Drama

Jack Hanrahan, and the HouseFest by our ever-versatile House Sports

Co-ordinatorand Withdrawal Room Supervisor Jayne Cornelius.

PerformanceDirectorand Teacher of Drama ClaireBubb said thatauditions

wereheld beforeCOVID restrictions createdthe need to change to on-line,

but that these were very well attended. From these auditions fourteen

groups were selectedtogothrough to the finals competition.

Resultsfrom the on-line competition were:

Junior Competition:

1st Dancing Queens – Ollie Bubb,Eddie Galbraith, Kasey Higson

and Molly McKenna.

2nd Sisters of the Heart

Junior Competition winners

(pictured right, lefttoright):

Molly McKenna, Ollie Bubb,

Eddie Galbraith, KaseyHigson.

– Danielle Faichnie and

Tasmyn Cameron-Neighbour.

Senior Competition:

1st SandraD –Brooke Miller,Hannah O’Reilly,Olivia Lill and

Hayley Tallentire.

2nd RedMash Mix – Hannah O’Reilly,Christian Juntilla, Joseph Collins,

Olivia Lill,Caleb Ward, HayleyTallentire,

Arnold Pantojaand Brendan Fleming.

3rd Better When I’mDancing –Jessalene Eclipse.

Excitement ishigh amongst the College Team Shooters with the recent

announcement of the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Shooting

Competition (NZSSS) confirmed results.

This competition is shot throughout the length and breadth of New

Zealand and demands ahigh standard towin. With five member teams,

the process really tests the depth of aschool’s talent. AshburtonCollege

should be rightly proud to not only have won, in anew record result,but

to have their Number 2team beating out other schools’first teams. The

result is avery real credit to the students, totheir dedication and talent,

and especially in such atrying year.

This competition is a postal shoot and is run over four rounds of shooting,

being 3 x 10 shot matches and a final ‘double card’ round of a 1 x 20 shot

match. This makes it a significant competition throughout which, to be

successful, teams have to consistently produce quality results over a long

period of time.

Overall the twoteams gained aremarkable set of results,with Ashburton

College having medallists in four of the fiveindividual grades. Jack Jones

was perhaps the hard luck story, finishing with an excellent score, for a

close4th in CGrade,just out of the medals.

AshburtonCollege 1Team

The winning team members were: Shania Harrison-Lee (Captain),

Jack Jones,Jack McIntosh, CharlotteMcKenzie and Emma Smith.

Shania Harrison-Lee as Captain led from the frontand the other shooters

have all met the challenge head-on, with fantastic results.

More than impressively, this is the sixth consecutive year that Ashburton

College has won this title.While there isaconsistency ofteam members,

there are also new shooters in the mix which speaks hugely well for the

depth of talentwithin the MidCanterburycommunity.

Gold Medal and Champion Team with aRecord-Winning Score

Theteamgained this win with amorethanimpressiverecordscore of

1954.102, which the co-ordinator ofthe event noted ‘would take some

beating’inthe future. Second-placed was Palmerston North Girls’High

School,on1941.81 which Manager Nina McKenzie said wasascore that, in

manyother years,would have wonthe competition. Thirdwas Cambridge

High School with 1919.70 points.

To give some idea of how strong this final winning team score was, the

team’s average across the targets wasataMasterGrade level (the highest

grade of shooting in New Zealand), which is simply exceptional for

secondarystudents.

In the final double card round, which is generally considered to be

demanding of secondary students, the Ashburton College 1 team

produced an average of 196.75/200, which is phenomenal shooting on

any day, let alone under pressure. This level sealed the victory for the

team, afterentering the finalround with only aslimtwo pointlead!

ImpressiveIndividual Results were:

In amongst the College 1Team result, were also impressive individual

results:

Shania Harrison-Lee Gold Medal Master Grade Champion, and

second Overall Individual, after a very close

tussle with her Palmerston North counterpart,

Stephanie McNair.

Senior competition

winners (pictured

left, lefttoright):

Brooke Miller,

Hayley Tallentire,

Olivia Lill.

(Front):

Hannah O’Reilly.

House Fest Placings were:

1st – Blue House; 2nd – RedHouse; 3rd–Orange House; 4th – Green House.

The victorious Blue House members (pictured above, backrow,lefttoright):

RileyTindall, Molly Milmine, KaseyHigson, Ella Shanks,RubyLeverton.

(Middle row, lefttoright): Mikayla Roulston, Caendal Harris, Coty Cuadrado,

Harriet Leverton (Blue House Co-Captain), Lily Davidson, Will Rollinson,

PoppyKilworth, Mollie McKenna.

(Front row, left toright): Lusungu Mbambo, Bailey Gray, Liam Sullivan

(Blue House Co-Captain), NahteshiyaWatene.

AshburtonCollege Triple SSS Winning Team for Amazing Sixth Consecutive Year

Emma Smith Bronze Medal in A Grade, and 5th Overall

Individual.

CharlotteMcKenzie Gold Medal B Grade Champion, and 4th

Overall Individual.

Jack Jones

Fourth placed in C Grade and 13th Overall

Individual.

Jack McIntosh Tenthplaced and 22nd OverallIndividual.

AshburtonCollege 2Team

Team members were: Brontson Cudmore, Bree Greer, Tane Moore,

Sama Sooialo and Madi Tourle.

Claudia Cudmorecompeted as an individual.

Nina reported that the results of the Ashburton College 2 Team were

excellentalso with Year 9studentMadi Tourle leading from the front.

IndividualResultswere:

Madi Tourle

Silver Medal (Runner-up Champion) in DGrade,

andanimpressive 15thOverall Individual.

The balance ofthe team, plus Claudia shooting as an individual, had

good individual finishes in DGrade, being: Claudia Cudmore 8th;

Brontson Cudmore 11th; Sama Sooialo 25th, Bree Greer 35th, and

Tane Moore41st).

Very SoundTeam2Result

Madi Tourle helped steer the Ashburton College 2team to 9th placing

overall, impressively beating first teams of some other schools and

showing exciting potential, particularly given the majority ofthe team is

made up of junior students.

Congratulations go also to neighbouring Mt Hutt College shooters, who

finished avery creditable 8th placing overall, with their shooters being

Amelia Swan, Eddie Millichamp,HunterLill, Jess Heavenand Jess Lill.

BatonChanges Ahead andContribution Appreciations

This will be both Shania’s andEmma’sfinal year forthis match, as they are

Year 13 students this year. Their contribution to the team, in their time at

Ashburton College, has been enormous. They leave Ashburton College

in good stead though, with all three other members of the first team only

being Year 10 and,together with Madi and manyothers,thereisperhaps

the strongest contingentcoming through thatthe College has ever seen,

which bodes well forcontinued success.

Medals and Certificatesfor both the Teams matchesand Individual Grades,

areontheir waytoAshburtonCollege forpresentation.

In ayear thathas been very disrupted,this group has worked consistently

hardinthe time available to them, andthoroughly deserve their successes.

Girls1st XV Rugby

The AshHutt Girls’ 1st XV Rugby Team plays in the South Canterbury

competition, at the end of whichaTownversus Countrymatchis held,asa

pre-cursor to theHananShieldteam announcement.

This event took place on Sunday 13 September atAlpine Stadium,Timaru,

resulting in adecisive points-win to theTownteam by 58-17.

The Town team was made up of players from Craighead Diocesan,Timaru

Girls’High Schooland RoncalliCollege; whilethe Countryteam wasformed

from AshHutt College, Geraldine High School and Waitaki Girls’ High/

St Kevin’s College players.

AshColl GirlsSelectedfor the Countryteam were:

TC Trusler-Clark, Nesha Thompson, Naumai Terekia, Lauren Taylor,

Gemma Taylor, Steph Geeson, Emma Rollinson, Roi Makutu,

Khalani Brightwell. Megan Hurley was also selected but was unable to

play due to injury. Absent from the game were Roi Makutu duetoatangi;

Khalani andNaumaidue to illness.

Hanan Shield Team Announcement

Ashburton College students announced in this team were Steph Geeson,

Emma Rollinson and TC Trusler-Clark (ViceCaptain).

TheHanan Shield team is apaper team.

Coming Events

AshHutt players namedin

CountryTeam (pictured left, back

row,lefttoright):

Steph Geeson, NeshaThompson,

Emma Rollinson, TC Trusler-Clark,

Megan Hurley.

(Front row, lefttoright):

Lauren Taylor, GraceBleach

(Mt Hutt College),Gemma Taylor.

Photocredit: Tania Trusler-Clark

September

25 Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch

Final DayofTermThree

26-28 National Schools’Road Cycling,Palmerston North

South Island and New Zealand Clay Target Championships,

Christchurch

Target Shooting New Zealand Interschools’Shoot,Ashburton

October

02-04 National Schools’MTB Championships,Wellington

06-07 SISS Cycling Track Championships,Invercargill

14 AGS2TractorsDay2,Year12ACADGroup1, AshburtonShowgrounds

15 ACAD1 Tractors Day 2, Year 12 ACAD Group 1, Ashburton

Showgrounds

16 Staff vs StudentExecutiveChess Match

Some KeyForthcoming Dates

November

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

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

16-09 Dec NCEA Exams

Term Dates2020 –Terms Two, Threeand startofTerm Four

Term Three

-Friday25September

Term Four Monday12October -Thursday 05 November (Year 13)

-Tuesday 10 November (Years 11 and 12)

-Thursday 03 December(Year 10)

-Friday04December (Year 9)

Term Dates2021 –

Term One Thursday 04 February (Years 9and 13)

Friday05February (Years10and 12)

Tuesday09February (Year 11) - Friday16April

Term Two Monday03May -Friday09July

Term ThreeMonday26July -Friday01October

Term Four Monday18October - Thursday 28 October(Year 13)

-Tuesday02November (Years11/12)

-Thursday09December (Year 10)

-Friday10December (Year 9)

(Pictured lefttoright): Jack Jones (Team 1), Shania Harrison-Lee (Team 1),

Madi Tourle (Team 2) and CharlotteMcKenzie(Team 1).

(Pictured above, left to right): Ready for action Charlotte McKenzie,

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Tinwald girls

nab trophy in

final seconds

An unlikely shotinthe final 20 seconds

earned the Tinwalddivision twowomen’s

team abig South CanterburyHockey trophy

at the weekend.

Theside of Year9­11 girls from Ashburton

College andMtHutt College has trekked to

Timaru every Sunday andtook thetrophy

with a3­2 win over Roncalli College’s First

XI.

CoachJen Muir saidTinwald hadbeen

behind mostofthe game after an early goal

by JessiePitney but the scores werelocked

2­2 with timealmostup.

Tinwald hadbeen defending its goal when

theymanaged to snaffle possessionand

Laura Walshmade abreakdown the right

side.Pitney,the rightstriker,was waiting in

the circle and playedareverse shot that sent

the ball into the back of thegoal.

Shewas immediately mobbedbyher teammates

andMuir,who co­coaches with

husband Skip,held their breath whilethe

match went intoumpires’ time. Luckily,that

was brief.

Muir saiditwas afantastic finish to the

season,consideringthey almost didn’t enter

whenCovid­19 upset early season

preparations.

Roncallihad been hotonattack as the

finalwounddown.Tinwald had levelled the

scores afteragoal from Walsh and some

great workfrom goalie Caitlin Muir kept

theminwith achance.

Jen said the group was amix of talented

and new players and theyhad gelled

throughoutthe season, underthe captaincy

of Piper Hood.

She saidthe players hadconfidencein

eachother’s ability to do their job on the

pitchsowhen Walsh took thefast break, she

had support.

Pitney’s shothad aone in 10 chance of

succeeding, and it did.

Muir said the teamcame home with three

cupsfrom the competition after being topon

points after roundrobinplay.

She saidthey grateful to the parents and

supporters whohelped throughout the

season and whomadethe triptoTimarufor

the final.

The second division grade includes

Wakanui(whowon the plate final) and

school teams fromaround South Canterbury.

It wasagood weekend for other Mid

Canterbury seniorhockeysides, the

Wakanuiwomen beat Cambridge 5­2 to win

the top women’s grade final, while the

Wakanuimen lost 4­1 to Temuka intheir

divisionone final.

Covid worries

stop salmon run

Thisyear’s edition of theRakaia Salmon Run

has become another covid casualty.

The event’sorganising committee said the

uncertainty of running an eventundercovid

restrictions, rules andprotocols wastoo much

for its small volunteer group.

The decisiontocancel the event, sponsored

by JacksonHolmes, came with

disappointment andsadness. The event was to

havebeen held on October17,now theday of

the general election.

Spokesperson JoBurrowssaid there had

beenalot of deliberationand discussion

about continuing,given the preparation and

promotion already done.

Astatement by the committeesaid: ‘‘It was

decided thatthe health and safety, and also

welfare ofour competitors, volunteers,

marshalls and general community was more

important than the risks involved,asmany of

ourmarshalls and volunteers areelderly and

are in the deemed riskcategory.

‘‘Asyou will be aware the coviduncertainty

atthistime has also brought with it alot more

rules andprotocols to abide by, andsofor our

small volunteer committee itwas too large a

responsibility to run asuccessful and stress

free event.’’ Theevent will be back in 2021.

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Cup final for U15 footballers

Mid Canterbury United’s 15th grade side celebrate after the penalty shoot out.

PHOTO DOUG BOVETT.

MidCanterbury United’s 15th grade

side will play in the Division 1cup

final thisSaturday after an exciting

penalty shoot­out victory against

Cashmere Tech in the semis.

Mid Canterbury were 2­0 down

beforethey hit back with agoaljust

beforehalftime.

Abetter secondhalf performance

sawthemlevel thescoresand force a

penalty shoot out.

In the tense shoot out they won 6­5

on penalties.

Mid Canterburyfinished second in

the Under 15 competition over the

regular season, buttable toppers

Coastal Spirit were beaten 4­2 in the

other semifinal by SelwynUnitedon

Saturday.

The resultsmeanMid Canterbury

will host Selwyn in the cup finalin

Ashburton Domain.

Kick­off is 9.15am and vocal home

support is expected.

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CLUB NEWS

ASHBURTON GOLF CLUB 9­HOLERS

What a windy day it was last Thursday! It provided an extra

challenge as we played.

Winner of the round sponsored by Netherby Pharmacy was

Robynne Nicoll with anett score of 31. Three players were close

behind with scores of 30: Tonee Hurley, Colin Fleming and Denise

O'Halloran. Tong King scored agobbler, winning aSmith and Church

golf ball.

Saturday's weather was so much better, with abeautiful sunny

sky. Winner of the Harvey Bakehouse stableford round was Terry

McMillian, 22 points, followed by Judy Shepherd, Laurence Hanrahan

Snr and Gavin Johnston, 20 points.

Then, Bruce Leighton, 19 points, Robynne Nicoll, 18points and

Muriel Morgan, 17 points.

Closest to the pin on the 14th hole was Bruce Leighton. The 9Hole

Championship Finals will take place on Saturday September 26,

teeing off at about 1pm. On Thursday September 24, play will be

sponsored by Sega Golf (putting) and Accountantz (best nett) and on

October 1our sponsor will be Flowers @the Gate by Tone'e.

CYCLING

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers Winter Series Training Ride

No13: Tie for first place, Ross Templeton, Don Sutton and Brent

Kircher 28m 48s, 4th Brian Ellis 30m 58s, 5th Brent Hudson 30m 58s,

6th Ross Proctor 30m 59s, 7th Janette Hooper 31m 10s, 8th Kurt

Overdevest 28m 21s, 9th Roger Wilson 28m 26s, 10th Rachel Reid

28m 45s, 11th Pam Harcourt 29m 05s, 12th Tony Ward 23m 05s.F/T,

13th Lucy Kirwan 29m 06s, 14th Michael Templeton 23m 08.05s 2f/t,

15th Kevin Opele 23m 08.30s 3f/t, 16th Mike Hansen 26m 48s, 17th

Kyle Gray 24m 38s, 18th Liz Wylie 29m 11s, 19th Kerry Clough 29m

12s, 20th Doug Coley 27m 02s, 21st Don Morrison 27m 07s, 22nd Rob

Hooper 23m 41s 4f/t, 23rd Matt Marshall 25m 21s, 24th Nick Grijns

25m 21s, 25th Paul Chapman 25m 22s, 26th Ron Kennedy 30m 04s,

27th Debbie Skinner 30m 18s, 28th Marty Cuttle 26m 57s, 29th Alan

Johns 34m 59s, 30th Paul Wylie DNF.

Mystery teams:

1st 146 pts Michael Templeton, Matt Marshall, Paul Chapman,

Don Morrison, Kurt Overdevest, Lucy Kirwan, Alan Johns, Pam

Harcourt, Don Sutton, Brent Kircher. 2nd Team 155pts Kevin Opele,

Marty Cuttle, Mike Hansen, Ross Templeton, Roger Wilson, Ron

Kennedy, Liz Wylie, Janette Hooper, Brent Hudson, Paul Wylie. 3rd

Team 161 pts Tony Ward, Rob Hooper, Kyle Gray, Doug Coley, Nick

Grijns, Rachel Reid, Kerry Clough, Debbie Skinner, Ross Proctor,

Brian Ellis.

2020 Points for the Winter Series: Madge Peach Ladies Trophy

Kristine Marriott 96, Emma Hudson 68, Monique Brake 56, Michelle

Knight 52, Liz Wylie 47, Marcel Smithers 36, Debbie Skinner 32,

Rachel Reid 32, Shona McGrath 30, Lucy Kirwan 22, Janette Hooper

18, Pam Harcourt 11, Zoe Nicholls 6.

Jim Tate Under 40 yrs Steven Hands 75, Larry Neal 62, Matt

Marshall 50, Mark Summerfield 42, Brad Hudson 41, Kyle Gray 35,

Wayne Clement 22, Michael Templeton 22, Jelle Hendriksen 21,

Gerrard Morrison 21, Sam Barltrop 21, Andrew Shepherd 18, Simon

Chapman 6.

Sandy MacKenzie Over 40 yrs Ross Templeton 117, Don Sutton

87, Rob Hooper 80, Michael Gallagher 76, Tony Ward 73, Doug Coley

65, Kevin Opele 46, Andy Skinner 43, Roger Wilson 41, Brian Ellis 38,

Rob Redmond 32, John Uden 30, Mike Hansen 29, Kerry Clough 28,

Marty Cuttle 13. Dave Knight 12. Paul Brake 9. Richard Kirwan 9.

"MCSW Cup" over 60s. Don Morrison 104. Nick Grijns 62. Brent

Hudson 44. Ross Proctor 37. Alan Johns 35. Colin Teahan 29. Ron

Kennedy 15, Dave Shurrock 9, Nigel Leary 7, Kenny Johnston 6.

Bruce Arnst Trophy under 15 yrs Zoe Nicholls 6.

MCSW Trophy Overall Points Ross Templeton 117.

Special Prizes Most Starts, 12 out of 12 Don Morrison and Nick

Grijns.

ASHBURTON BOWLING CLUB

On March 24, Ashburton Bowling Club, along with the rest of the

country, closed for business for the foreseeable future.

But, as from this past Saturday September 19, we are up and

running again! We may have only one green available to us until

November 27 (because of remedial work on the other green), but

necessary tweaking of fixtureshas ensured that everything is covered.

And, of course, our future is secure also!

Our mayor, Neil Brown, joined executives and members of the

club for our opening day on Saturday. It was aglorious day, sunshine,

little wind, and those who played (we were restricted to six rinks) had

agreat day.

We were started off by our mayor (having made a short but

eloquent speech) bowling the first bowl of the season and it was areal

cracker! Thank you, Mayor Brown, for all your efforts on our behalf.

There was apresentation of the club’s 2019/2020 competition

winners post afternoon tea, among them the championship winners,

Ladies– Junior Singles –LMills; Championship Singles –WSuttie;

Championship Pairs –DGutberlet (s), LMills: Championship Triples

– D Gutberlet (s), W Suttie, B Ewan; Championship Fours – D

Gutberlet (s), DKing, SMaw, AGibbs.

Men’s– Junior Singles –BDonaldson; Championship Singles –J

Kewish; Championship Pairs –MHill (s), AMcKenzie; Championship

Triples –MAnderson (s), DKinvig, JKewish; Championship Fours –

MAnderson (s), MHill, AMacKenzie, JKewish.

Today, September 24, we will be playing the Ashburton Ladies

Drawn Triples, 9.30 am, and on Saturday 26 we will have the first of

our Saturday Combined Rollover Triples, start 1.15 pm. There will be

no “home” Friday Triples until November 27.

Have awonderful season everyone, and very good bowling!

WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB

Pat Burgess Tray Golf Croquet competition results -handicap -6

to 4

Bill Allnutt 7vsPat Alston 5; Sue Lamb 5vsBill Allnutt 7; Rod

Webb 7vsBill Allnutt 4; Janice Murta 7vsBill Allnutt 6; Brian Goodwin

7vsBill Allnutt 5; Bev Blair 4vsBill Allnutt 7; Pat Alston 6vsSue Lamb

7; Rod Webb 6vsPat Alston 7; Janice Murta 7vsPat Alston 6; Brian

Goodwin 7vsSue Lamb 6; Bev Blair 3vsPat Alston 7; Pat Alston 3

vs Brian Goodwin 7; Sue Lamb 7vsRod Webb 4; Sue Lamb 7vs

Janice Murta 4; Sue Lamb 7vsBev Blair 6; Rod Webb 3vs Janice

Murta 7; Rod Webb 2vsBrian Goodwin 7; Rod Webb 3vsBev Blair

7;

Winner -6 t0 4handicap Pat Burgess Tray: Sue Lamb; Runner-up

Janice Murta;

South Canterbury Croquet Association results of the Canterbury

vs South Canterbury Association croquet tournament held at Waireka

Croquet Club Sunday 20september.

Round 1

Campbell &Jones 10 vs King &RMcCorkindale 10; Parkinson &

Turner 13 vs Dollan and Fordyce 14; Couch &Clegg 17 vs Field and

Merrick 12; Rogers and Johnston 9vsLMcCorkindale &Young 20;

Winter &Jones 17 vs Alexander &Maxwell 3; Evans &Costigan 11

vs McGlinchy &Santy 19; Kidd &Turner 6vsSimpson &Pluck 20;

Results Round 1;Canterbury 83 vs South Canterbury 98;

Round 2

Couch &Clegg 29 vs Dollan &Fordyce 6; Winter &Jones 17 vs

Simpson &Pluck 10; Evans &Costigan 16 vs Field &Merrick 4; Kidd

&Turner 7vsAlexander &Maxwell 14; Rogers&Johnston15vsKing

&RMcCorkindale 19; Rogers &Johnston 15 vs LMcCorkindale &

Young 13; Campbell &Jones 4vsMcGlinchy &Santy 14; Results

Round 2; Canterbury 94vsSouth Canterbury 80

Round 3

Kidd &Turner 17 vs Field &Merrick 6; Evans &Costigan 8vs

Alexander &Maxwell 5; Campbell &Jones 17 vs Dollan &Fordyce 8;

Parkinson &Turner 5vsLMcCorkindale &Young 14; Couch &Clegg

16 vs McGlinchy &Pluck 8; Rogers &Johnston 16 vs King &R

McCorkindale 26; Results Round 3; Canterbury 92 vs South

Canterbury 74;

Winner of the Tournament: Canterbury 269 vs South Canterbury

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The Great Kereru Count is on

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Rearrangethe furniture

Whether the room is called

afamily room, den or living

room, it’sthe one roomofthe

home that all family

memberslive in.

For aquick,cheap spring

spruce up of theliving room,

simplyrearrangethe

furniture for adifferent look

andfeel.

De­clutter

Cluttermakes aspace

seemsmaller. Often less

really is more,soemptythe

room and clean it thoroughly

beforebringingthings back

in.

Sprucing up your home just takes abit of work and

imagination.

Try some colour

Change the decor on the

cheapbypaintingthe

headboardabold, fresh

colourthat co­ordinates with

the wall colour.

Fresh coat of paint

Nothingchanges the mood

of aroom fasteratless

expense than afresh coat of

paint. If you’re going with a

newcolour,test it out ­paint

asample on asquareof

cardboard andhangit in the

roomfor afew days to seethe

playoflight on it sunny

mornings,dusk,and lamplit

evenings. If you likeit

throughout theday and

evening, you’re ready to go.

Light it up

Improved lighting changes

aroom immediately. Add a

table or floor lamp, invest in

anew dining room

chandelier, or switch the

covers on dated overhead

fixtures.

Plants add life

Add someplants to bring

spring inside. Tryarow of

herb pots in asunny kitchen

window or agreen plant in

front of the fireplace.

Keep yourself safe

in great outdoors

As the weatherwarmsupand

people are inclined to head

outdoors for some great

adventures, Police are reminding

trampersto help keepthemselves

safe.

Wellington Search and Rescue

co­ordinator actingsergeant Luke

Taunton saidSearch and Rescue

teamsfrom Kapiti and UpperHutt

recently completed their first

operation of the season after two

women becamelost while walking

the Titi Circular Track in

AkatarawaForest.

The pair textfamily after losing

their way and Policewere notified

ashort time later.

“The women did lots of things

right, they were well prepared for

aday walk with warmclothing,

food and emergency fire lighting

equipment, but the overnight

temperaturefor nearby Upper

Huttwas expected to be ­3degC,”

he said.

“They weresafeand well and

extremely happy to be reunited

with their loved ones about 9pm.

We urgeanyonegoingintothe

bush for any lengthoftimetohope

for the best butalways prepare for

the worst. Thatmeans planning

your route, checkingthe weather,

seeking local knowledge if you’re

unfamiliar with the terrain, and

telling someone where you’re

goingand when you’reback.’’

NEATGARDENS

Does your garden need monthly

maintenancetokeep it tidy and

looking good through the seasons?

Or perhaps just need aone off tidy or

pruning completed?

We can help!

Allgarden wasteremoved

Phone Carolyn today.

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Phone: 027 2675403 or 3082333

Email: cccolt@xtra.co.nz

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Farm visit showcases wetland

New Zealand Landcare Trust

have led the charge and got

people talking about the

benefits of wetlandsasfarm

assets.

It’s part of athree year

project looking towork with

farmers and the wider

community to provide advice

on managing wetlands, to share

knowledge and show the

benefits natural, or constructed

wetlands, offer.

As part of theproject staff

from the trust, with speakers

from Environment Canterbury

(ECan), hosted afieldday this

week at two MidCanterbury

demonstration sites; the

property of Ian and Sue

Thornton, at Ealing, and the

property of Angus andGemma

McKenzie, at Lowcliffe.

Theday was attended by 60

people, including farmers,

members of industry

organisations, Ashburton

Water Zone Committee

members and Ashburton

District mayor, Neil Brown.

New Zealand Landcare

Trust’s Jo Buckner andJanet

Gregory were there as well

ECan’s Jason Butt, awetland

plant specialist,and councillor

Ian MacKenzie.

Mr MacKenzie is chair of the

project.

Wetlands andtheir habitats

are at most threat of

disappearing especially with

farming systems and we want to

help farmers and landowners

realise they are an asset rather

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Ashburton Courier, September 24, 2020

27

Coming up at the AshburtonTrust Event Centre

The Shows Must Go On

Environment Canterbury’s wetland plant specialist Jason Butt speaks in the wetland area of Ealing

Dairies, owned by Ian and Sue Thornton.

than aliability, Mr MacKenzie

said.

He said theproject team had

been swamped by landowner

interest, requeststoview and

help develop their wetlands.

Ms Buckner saidnoone size

fitsall,it’s differentfor

everyone with stages to go

through beginning aproject.

Mr Butt said actions for

wetland development included

understanding the site, its

water retention, bird life, its

biggest weeds and other threats

such as wildlife or rodents.

Despiteboth wetland farms

being in the Ashburton district,

the Thornton and McKenzie

properties were examples of

being very different.

TheThornton’s have aQEII

covenant on their braided river

wetland which sits alongside

the Rangitata River.

They have gained agreat

deal of knowledge since

starting they startedrestoring

thesitewithweed control,

ecosystemsand hydrology to

mahinga kai,predatorscontrol

and native plantings.

The McKenzie’s wetland is a

living example of the

CanterburyPlains dongas/dry

gullies, with an eroded

headland and ahapua/rivermouth

lagoonbutting up

against beach gravels.

While fenced off many years

ago, the wetlandshows the

coastal squeeze on wetlands

along the Canterbury Bight.

The wetland management

plan helps the couple address

challenges around willow

control, native planting and

protecting coastal habitat.

Yippee ...Level 1–And the shows will go on!

Rock NPop 2020 –Solid Gold

Twilight

tennis

Mid Canterbury Tennis is

seekingentries in its popular

Twilight competitionheldon

Wednesday evenings from

OctoberthroughtoMarch.

The social competition is

ideal for familygroups, friends

and businessassociates.

Run in twogrades,the

competitionisalso suitable for

introducing newtennis players

or re­introducing players who

haven’t picked up aracquetfor

awhile.

You can enterasateam oran

individualand organisersare

happy to place individualsinto

asuitableteam.

Entriesclose on October4

and the first games aretobe

played on October 14.

Furtherdetails on the Mid

CanterburyTennis website.

HOCKEY DRAW

Draw September 25 to 27 September

Friday 25 SeptemberJust Hockey SSL Div

1Boys Nga Puna Wai 27.20 pm St Bede's

College 2nd XI vAshburton College 1st XI

(Umpires supplied)

Small Sticks

Saturday 26 September Fun Sticks 11.00

am Draws made on the day (Coaches)

Sunday 27 September 1st Grade Men

4.00 pm Allenton vTinwald Orange (Tinwald

Black, Hampstead Lowcliffe) 5.25 pm

Wakanui v Hampstead/Wakanui (Allenton,

Tinwald Orange) 6.50 pm Tinwald Black v

Hampstead Lowcliffe (Wakanui, Hampstead/

Wakanui)

Tuesday 29th September, 7:30pm

Tickets from $79.90

With astellar NZ cast, where some have returned

from performing on the great stages of the Westend

and Broadway, The Show’s Must Go On is a

glittering concert of musical theatre showstoppers.

This blockbusting two-hour show features favourite

songs from the world’s greatest musicals in concert

including The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, The Lion

King, Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, The Book of Mormon ,The Greatest Showman and more,

along of course with New Zealand’s favourite musical Les Misérables.

The amazing pleasure to your ears will only be matched with the feast for your eyes, with

spectacular backdrops coupled with exquisite lighting that portrays the emotion and beauty

of each piece.

The Abba Show

Red Carpet event

Friday 9th and 10th October 7-30pm

Tickets from $27 (fees apply)

Featuring songs from legendarysong writers likeElton John, Billy

Joel,The Beatles,Queen, Pink,Totoand Cold Play,and performed

by acastof70performers,RocknPop is atributetothe talent

within our community, in supportofour performing arts venue.

Under the direction of Producer and Musical Director, Jo Castelow,

DirectorRoger Farr and Choreographer Jessie Thompson, RocknPop will be the perfect night

out listening to sound dripping harmonyinafull stage production that will shakeoffthe post

lockdown blues.

Funds raised will go towardsanupgrade of the technical infrastructure, that will benefit the

communityinthe future.

Hopetoun Brown –Arts On Tour

Sunday 6th December 8pm

Adults $71.15, Child 12 &under $31.85 &

Groups of 10+ $66.15

Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA

tribute is back by popular demand after asell-out

mega NZ concert tour in 2018!

Far from being ‘just another cover band” The ABBA

Show is afull scale concert production featuring

more than 2hours of fun, energetic musical performances with alive backing band, replica

costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.

The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages achance to re-live the ABBA concert experience,

celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!

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.

Book at our ticket office

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Thanks for having a

say on our future

One of the great things about

our local democracy is the

ability, and right, of

residents to have their say on

the proposals and decisions

that will govern them.

It’s aduty that the council

takes very seriously, so when

we went out with ashort

survey to ask what residents

thought the council should

focus on for our future, it was

incredibly pleasing to see so

many people exercising their

right to be heard.

The Our Place, Our Plan

survey was an opportunity

for residents to rank what

issues and topics they

thought were most important

for the Ashburton District.

It was based off the results

council received three years

ago when the first survey was

carried out, and was open to

everyone.

The purpose of Our Place,

Our Plan was to get our

community’s ideas in front of

the council before we start to

draft the 2021­31 Long Term

Plan.

The survey officially

closed on September 18.

I’m very happy to report

that 1120 people took the

time in this last month to

complete the survey and tell

council what they believe is

most important for our

district moving forward.

This is afantastic outcome,

and I’d like to take this

opportunity to thank each

and every person who took

part.

Completing ashort survey

may seem like asmall

contribution but in reality, it

has the power to build

compelling evidence and

present perspectives that

can shape decisions.

Just as importantly, it also

gave participants achance to

let council know how they

and their families are coping

with the impacts of Covid­19.

Thank you for sharing

these experiences with us. I

am sure these responses will

prove invaluable to our

understanding of exactly

how the Ashburton District is

faring and how the council

should proceed over the

coming months and years.

With the survey now

closed, council staff are now

busy working through the

responses ready to present

the results to councillors in

November.

The results will also be

shared with you.

Those answers will then

help council to determine

what projects, activities or

issues it should focus on over

the next 10 years as part of

the draft Long Term Plan.

When the draft plan is then

ready, it too will go out for

community consultation

before the plan is finalised

and adopted next year.

This means there is

another opportunity coming

up to have your say on our

district’s future.

We will continue to keep

you posted on the progress of

the draft Long Term Plan, so

keep an eye out over the

coming months.

Bridging courseputsdegreewithinreach

Ara’s Certificate in Study and Career

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Timaru in several subjects including

health, is designed to equip students

with the academic skills, confidence

and entry requirements they need for

degree-level study. Itturned out to be

exactly what aspiring nurse Zoe Liu

needed.

“Thecoursewas amazing,”Zoe says. “As

amature student, Iwas abit worried

to begin with, but Ihad great tutors

who were really patient with all my

questions. Ilearned alot and Ibecame

more confident in myself and in my

decisions. Now I’m fully ready for my

next stepintonursing.”

Zoe discovered that the learning

approach atAra really suited her. “The

tutors encouraged ustohave aview on

things, and toask questions. Ifelt great

about that,especially as it wasanew area

for me. By asking questionsand looking

for answers, Ifelt more engaged with

my subjects. Thiscreated averyrelaxing

atmosphere -Ienjoyed studylikeInever

hadbefore.”

Zoesaysthatwithall theknowledge and

study skills she’s developed during her

bridging course, she’s sure she’s going

to do well when she starts her nursing

degree. “I feel reallygreat about it.”

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Knitted wool hats, gloves given

Wool hats and fingerless

gloves knittedwith rural

communitiesinmind have

been handed over to

PresbyterianSupport.

The woollen items were

knittedbymembers of Rural

Women New Zealand (RWNZ).

Initially startedasaRegion

2projectitwas embraced by

Mid Canterbury provincial

members whothisweek got to

distribute their creations.

Mid Canterbury provincial

president MargVerrall said

around 60 hats in varying sizes

andgloves were giventothe

Presbyterian Support to give

to its rural community,

includingthosewithin the

Mana Akeservicewhich

reaches into school

communities.

Each completed hat hasa

Rural Women New Zealand

label stitched on to it.

“We hope to make a

differencealongthe way,

wherever it’s needed,” Mrs

Verrall said.

Presbyterian Support’s

Ashburton area manager Suz

Hutchinsonand Family Works

socialworker Kelsi Thompson

gratefully accepted theitems

andcommended the RWNZ

members for their insight to

the need of others –and the

quality of the knitting.

The charitable organisation

offers anumberof social

RWNZ’s region 2committee member Sandra Curd and Mid Canterbury provincial president Marg

Verrall with Presbyterian Support’s Ashburton area manager Suz Hutchinson and Family Works

social worker Kelsi Thompson with the hats and gloves knitted with rural communities in mind.

services under its umbrella to

build strong familiesand help

people struggling with age,

disability or injury to enjoy

betterquality of life.

It has connectionswith

people from all corners of Mid

Canterbury, in urban and

rural communities whether

they are older people, people

withdisability,families at

risk, children and young

people.

Sometimes support includes

awraparound service with

multiple services able to help

empower childrenand their

families.

RWNZ alsoplan to

distribute woollen wearto

Rural Support Trust in Mid

Canterbury and South

Canterbury,and St Vincentde

Paul.

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Ashburton Courier, September 24, 2020

29

Funding for

construction

apprentices

VentureTimaru Limited will

receive $4 million to initiate and

manage 100new construction

industry apprenticeships in Mid

Canterbury,South Canterbury and

North Otago.

The funding is part of a$14m

packagefor regional New Zealand

announced last Friday and will

offerapathwaytotrades training

through an investment in

apprenticeships.

The apprenticeships are partof

the $40 million Regional

Apprenticeship Initiative (RAI)

announced in June by Regional

Economic Development Minister

Shane Jones.

Venture Timaru Limited will

work with employersinAshburton

and wider Mid Canterbury,

Timaru, Oamaruand wider North

Otago to identifyapprenticeship

opportunities in small and

medium­sized businesses.

It willmanage and administer

the funds, facilitatefullpastoral

careand ensureapprentices have

the equipment they need.

The focus of the programme is

primarily the constructiontrades

including building,plumbing,

electrical, painting and plastering,

but will also look at

apprenticeships in othersectors

likeprimary, engineeringand

manufacturing sectors.

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SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

18 Cross Street,Ashburton 9:45-10:15am 3 1 2 AHB22752

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

12 Adams Street,Ashburton 10:00-10:30am 3 1 2 AHB22910

122 Barkers Road, Methven 10:00-10:45am 5 3 2 AHB22908

28 Wellington Street,Ashburton 10:15-10:45am 3 1 2 AHB22903

19 Whiteoak Grove,Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 4 2 2 AHB22858

63 Cambridge Street, Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 3 1 0 AHB22893

19a Oxford Street,Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 3 1 2 AHB22907

155b Middle Road, Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 2 1 1 AHB22905

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

15 Reighton Drive,Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 4 2 2 AHB22763

46 Dolma Street, Methven 11:00-11:45am 4 2 3 AHB22906

22 Creek Road, Ashburton 11:15-11:45am 3 1 2 AHB22889

47 Belt Road, Ashburton 11:15-11:45am 4 1 2 AHB22900

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

268b Moore Street, Ashburton 11:45-12:15pm 4 1 2 AHB22900

73 McMurdo Street,Tinwald 11:45-12:15pm 2 1 0 AHB22748

58 Creek Road, Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 3 2 2 AHB22514

17 Orchard Grove,Ashburton 12:00-1:00pm 3 2 2 AHB22904

374 Burnett Street, Ashburton 12:30-1:00pm 2 1 2 AHB22815

17 Millibrook Place, Tinwald 12:45-1:15pm 3 2 6 AHB22888

719 Boundary Road, Ashburton 1:00-1:30pm 3 2 6 AHB22897

1Westpark Close, Ashburton 1:00-1:30pm 4 2 2 AHB22895

265 Mt Hutt Station Rd, Methven 2:00-2:45pm 4 2 2 AHB22895

SUNDAY27THSEPTEMBER

NO OPEN HOMES TODAY

Open Home

17 Orchard Grove, Ashburton

Awell designed quality home sitting on acorner section

in aquiet cul-de-sac.

• Large open plan living plus separate lounge

• 3 Double bedrooms, master with ensuite and generous

walk-in robe

• Office cuddy in living room

• Peaceful cul-de-sac living with ample parking

• Double garagewith the security of internal access

This stylish fiveyear old home is set tomaximise all day

sun.

SetDateofSale

closing 2October 2020, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday1:00 -1:30pm

3 2 2

BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22904

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

Real Estate Mid CanterburyPropertyLimited Licensed REAA(2008)

View our listings online at: rwashashburton.co.nz

Open Home

58 Creek Road, Ashburton

What could be better than living here? So central tothe

most popular Allenton destinations! Ashburton Domain,

Ashburton College, Local Junior Schools, Shopping Centre

including Restaurant, Bakery,Takeaways and more.

This is aNew Home and has NOT been lived in and is built

to aSuperior standard.

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22514

Real Estate Mid Canterbury PropertyLimited Licensed (REAA 2008)

ForSale

$575,000

View

Saturday12:00 -12:30pm

3 2 2

Armand vander Eik

021 597 527

Open Home

28 Wellington Street, Ashburton

3 1 2

Open Home

19a Oxford Street, Ashburton

3 1 2

Agreat starter or rental, this home is wonderfully warm and

inviting. 3large bedrooms and avery sunnyoutlook. Semi

double glazed, newroof, great insulation, decking and a

compliant log burner, ceiling fans, open plan kitchen, living

and dining. Its all here and tidy foranewowner.

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22903

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDate of Sale

closing 1October 2020, at

3:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday10:15 -10:45am

Lynne Bridge

027 410 6216

This near newhouse built 2years ago isnow ready for

anew owner to take overand enjoy! Aquality full size

172 sqm home built with attention to details and extras

throughout. The spacious living area opens out to a

functional sundrenched patio and easycareyard perfect for

BBQ and lazy weekends.

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22815

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDate of Sale

closing 5October 2020, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday11:00 -11:30am

Kim Miller

027 236 8627

Denise Russell

0274 329 717

Kim Miller

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

Denise Russell

Sales Consultant

0274 329 717

ChrissyMilne

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

Cheryl Fowler

Sales Consultant

0274 612 614

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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Kevin’s a

good sort

SELL

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2300187

TRADE &SERVICES

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Ashburton Courier, September 24, 2020

31

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Mike Hanham presenting Kevin O’Brien the

‘Wider Community Good Sort Award’.

Retired farmerKevin O’Brienwas

awarded the recently reactivatedthe

‘Wider Community Good Sort Award’ at

thismonth’s meetingofthe Lions Club of

Ashburton.

Kevin was introduced and giventhe

award by club spokesman MikeHanham

who described Kevin as being ‘small in

staturebut bigofheart’. Kevinhas given

outstandingservice to people of all

denominations,muchofitunderthe St

VincentdePaul banner.Itwas apopular

presentation.

Club President RogerPaterson

welcomedagoodattendance of members,

partners and guests to themeeting held at

the HotelAshburton.

UnderCovid­19 Restrictions, the three

course meal wasserved to the well­spaced

out tables and appeared to be well

received.

Anew member David Robertson, who

has returned from livingin Blenheim,was

inducted to the club by Garth Bateup and

sponsored by George Brown.

Max Cawte introduced guest Jim

Douglas from Amberley.Jim was aLion at

Amberley and is considering joining Lions

here in Ashburton.

Our guest speakersfor theeveningDon

and Allison Shearer gave amost

interesting and jovial account of their

walking tour of the Lakes District which

included in walking from the West Coast of

England to the EastCoast. Many

anecdotes, tales andhumorous

happenings wereshare.Amost intriguing

story includedthe inventionofanew style

of walking shoefeaturing the use of wire!

Shearer Beer was alsomentionedand

someoftheir party may have sampled a

droportwo!

Upcoming club events andcirculation of

lists, subject to Covid­19 conditions,

includes the October7quizclubmeeting

and the Golf Tournament andRichard

Hadlee Breakfast on October 8.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

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

Ashburton

Plains Rotary

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$

6.00

per bale

LINSEED STRAW

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Phone or txt Ian 027 432 0438;

Alisdair 027 410 6882;

Owen 027 434 4797.

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Phone 307 2707

2300293

BARGAIN Buy. High quality,

showroom kitchen for sale.

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CARPET

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lounge areas.

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flat, bach.

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027 6871522

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WANTED TO BUY

METAL, heavy etc. Free

light-grade metal in-yard

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.

Ashburton Scrap

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford

Forest Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

FIREWOOD

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3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

1cordscreened

$140 cord

OFFCUTS

$140 cord

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Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

2302580

DRY old man pine. 6 m 3

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297 7563

GARDEN SUPPLIES

GARDENERS specials.

Sheep manure $6 bag. Pea

straw $5 bale. Medium

square Linseed Straw $35

bale. Call Ian 027 286 3697

or Alan 027 496 7136 with

your order. AHinds Lion’s

project.

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

Shssssssh ...it’s

CLASSIFIED

2288454

ASHBURTON SANDBLASTING

LIMITED

FOR: Mobile Sandblasting

Painting

OF: Structural Steel

Trailers

Farm Machinery

Car Parts

Shipping Containers

Concrete, Brick Rendering

Free quotes -Competitive rates

Phone Kurt 027 332 4549 or Neil 0274 362 900

Ourclassified advertising Really works,

and it WON’T cost youanarm and aleg.

Usethe form in our paper or call into

199 Burnett St, Ashburton. 24 wordsfor $8.

That’sabargain!

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TRADE &SERVICES

ALTERATIONS. Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

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.

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

CARPET 2You -For all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill 0274 914 210

CARPET cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CHIMNEY Sweep. It’s time to

start thinking about it.

Camera inspection carried

out and full inspection

checklist is left for you. Call

Allan 027 209 5026

COMPUTER Problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving,

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, set up -wireless -

networks, spyware clean

up. On-site day or evening.

Great rates. Call Robin

Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966

DEMOLITION Commercial,

Industrial, Residential. Also

country wide farm buildings

and houses. No charge for

farmers. Phone 027 4052

391

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241

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

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.

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609

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

Technical Support

Officer-Roading

This role provides task diversity and requires strong organisation skills. You

willberesponsible forperforming onsiteinspections, whilealso efficiently and

accurately managing customer applications or information requests.

To find out more about these vacancies

and what the Ashburton District Council

has to offer you-gotoour website.

Applications close

Sunday,27September 2020.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

NANNY required over the

artificial breeding season to

take children to school in

the mornings. Start date

approximately October 12,

2020. Contact 021 027

40165

CARS WANTED

MARKIII Zephyr Zodiac

wanted by Private Cash

Buyer. Phone 027 303

7290

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

TRADE &SERVICES

Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.

24/7 mobile service for

all your carpetcleaning,

upholstery cleaningand

flood restoraon needs.

Timaru 03684 6102

Ashburton 03 308 8932

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.

windowtinter.co.nz

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

2301183

ExportManufacturing

Opportunity

Ashford Handicrafts is the world leading

manufacturer of textile craftequipment.

Over the last 85 years we have sold in excess of

850,000 spinning wheels &weaving looms to over

40 countries.

Our reputation is based on delivering high quality,

dependable and innovativeproducts.

We operate in a continuous improvement

environment, use the latest woodworking

technology including aCNC 4-sider,lathe,optimiser

and 7routers and have ateam of 40 friendly and

committed staff.

If you enjoy working with machines or assembling

products and want to be part ofahigh performing

team, this is the job foryou.

Youwill need to have excellent attention todetail,

be quality-conscious, dexterous, flexible, motivated

and hardworking.

We are offering a permanent full time position

with competitive wages and are currently working

overtime.

Manufacturing and CNC experiencepreferred but all

training provided.

Applicants forthis position shouldhave NZ residency

or avalid NZ work visa.

Please submit your CV with references to:

KerrinForster

AshfordHandicraftsLtd

PO Box474

Ashburton

accounts@ashford.co.nz

Busy Barber Shop

REQUIRES EXPERIENCED CUTTER/BARBER

Twopositions available:

•Full time

•Parttime casual

Must be friendly quick and efficient

Call 021 1488 9421, leave abrief message and

which position youwould like to apply for.

Permanent/Casual Bar

Person required

at the AshburtonRSA

Duty manager’s licencepreferred.

Must be able to work nights and weekend shifts.

If youare interested,please email

rsaoffice@xtra.co.nz

Applications close Saturday 3rdOctober 2020.

SITUATIONS VACANT

2317031

2317289

2315939

Sales Representative

Pluck’s Engineering Ltd are anestablished agricultural engineering business

in Rakaia, mid-Canterbury. We design, manufacture, install and service alarge

range of products,specializingindairyeffluent systems andfarmmachinery.

We are expanding our sales team and require an experienced sales specialist

to promote and sell our products. This is to be done both directly to regional

customers and nationally through our distributor network. Key aspects of the

role include;

• Visiting customersonfarmworksites

• Processing salesenquiriesand submitting proposals

• Conducting product demonstrationsand exhibitingattrade shows

• Supporting and developing our nationaldistributor network

• Engaging the market through advertising,websiteand social media

This is acritical frontline role within the sales team with the key purpose of

growing oursales.Ours is ahighly competitivetechnical market so it is essential

forthis role thatyou;

• have previous working experience in technical sales, preferably in the

agricultural/engineering industry.

• possess sound engineering understandingtoquicklylearnthe technicalities

of our products and their applications.

• are strongly sales/customer focused and driven toactively seek out and

pursue opportunities andsecurethe sale

• beanexcellentcommunicatorwith superbrelational skills to engage across

people types andbusiness levels.

• are creative inyour thinking when it comes toadvertising and promotions,

andconfidentininteracting on social media.

• becomputerliterateand skilled in usingMSExcel/Wordtoprepare costings

andquotations

• have afull driver’s licence and are flexible to travel regularly with overnight

stays.

Forthe rightcandidate we offer stableemploymentonacompetitivepackage,

and the opportunityfor ongoing training and personal development.

To apply for this position, please email your CV with covering letter to

jobs@plucks.co.nz or contact the General Manager on 03-302 7031 for further

information.

Applicants must have NZ residencyorvalid work visa

Customer Service Officer

About the Location

Based in Ashburton, about an hour south of Christchurch NZ, CM Trailer

Parts (an AL-KO Company) is aleading importer and wholesaler of

components for the light trailer, caravan and RV markets.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding customer service

professional tojoin our team of customer service officers and support our

order picker/packers.

Reporting tothe Customer Service Manager, this role will involve daily

interactions with customer accounts, internal and external queries, data

entry and processing in afast paced high volume environment.

Duties include:

• Respond efficiently and effectively to all customer enquiries.

• Ensure orders are correctly entered and priced in accordance with

company policies

• Ensure credit policy is applied and adhered to

• Work closely with field sales teams and despatch teams to exceed

customer expectations

• Build customer relationships to best leverage new opportunities.

• Collaborate with other employees to provide an exceptional experience

for the customer at each interaction within a“safety first” culture

About You:

• Minimum 3years previous customer service/sales administration

experience in anational distribution business

• Technical/mechanical aptitude orexposure to technical/industrial sales

environment

• Mechanical aptitude and problem solving ability

• Experience with inventory and distribution management systems

• Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills

• High degree of energy, drive and passion for building relationships

• Able to multi-task

If this sounds like your next challenge, please apply today!

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must pass apreemployment

medical including drug screen, prior to aformal offer being

made for this role. Interviews and site tours may be conducted via video

conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Email your application including cover letter and current resume to

Nicky Dryland nicky@cm.net.nz. Applications will be treated in the

strictest confidence.

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SITUATIONS VACANT

PEA HARVESTER &

TRUCK DRIVERS

We are looking for motivated Pea Harvester and Truck

Drivers that are athome behind the wheel to join our

harvest team for the 2020/2021 Pea Season.

These positions will be based at our Fairton Plant,located

10 minutes drivefromAshburton and majority of your

time will be spent at the farms of our local growers

throughout Mid Canterbury

PeaHarvester Drivers

Reporting to the FieldOperations Manager and working

alongside our fieldteam youwill primarilyberesponsible

for the harvesting of our fresh from the fieldpeas.

The successful candidatewill have:

• A minimum ofaclass 2and heavy wheels endorsement

on your licence (we can assist successful candidates

with obtaining their wheels endorsement)

• Experience would beanadvantage although not

essential

• A can-do attitude and be agreat team player

• Attention to detail and take pride in completing tasks

to ahigh standard

• A focus on Health and Safety

In return we can offer:

• Modern Harvest Equipment

• A challenging but rewarding work environment

• Competitive remuneration rates depending on

experience

• 12hour shifts on a6on1off roster

• Fixed day ornight shift

Truck Drivers

Reporting to the FieldOperationsManager and working

alongside our fieldteamyou will primarilyberesponsiblefor

the transporting of our fresh from the fieldlocallygrown peas

to our Factory.

The successful candidatewill have:

• A minimum ofaclass 2or4licence

• Experience would beanadvantage although not

essential

• A can-do attitude and be agreat team player

• Attention to detail and take pride in completing tasks to

ahigh standard

• A focus on Health and Safety

In return we can offer:

• Modern Harvest Equipment

• A challenging but rewarding work environment

• Competitive remuneration rates depending on

experience

• 12hour shifts ona6on1off roster

• Fixed day ornight shift

Talleysoperate adrugfreeenvironment.All candidates will

be required to under-gopre-employment and random drug

screening. Applicants will need to be legallyentitled to work

permanentlyinNew Zealand

Please applyonlinenow at https://www.talleys.co.nz/

job-openings. We areonlyaccepting online applications,

please do not visit our sitetocompleteanapplication form.

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

free health advice on what to do or wheretogoifyou

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...

Saturday26th September is

MooreStreet Medical Centre, MooreStreet

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Sunday27th September is

Eastfield Health, 135 Tancred Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be

on the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

FOCUS Optometry - good

honest eye care, support

local. Phone 307 8988.

www.nzfocusoptometry.co.

nz, 65 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

GARAGE SALES

BULLOCK Street, Saturday

26 September 9am to 3pm.

Huge amounts of

Tupperware and household

items. Everything must go.

VERY CHEAP

AndreGrob

Chiropractor

Tues 9am-5pm

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

2300235

FEMININE Health & Wellness

Coach. Relax, unwind

with massage or Reiki.

Empower with tools for selfhypnosis,

weight management,

anxiety, meditation.

Phone/text 027 282 1585.

GARAGE SALES

SUNDAY 27 September,

Bullock Street. Fabric,

patchwork, crafts, sewing

and haberdashery. 11am to

3pm. PLEASE don’t come

early.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

33

SCAFFOLDERS

We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic and hard-working

people for the above positions. Do you have agood level of

physical fitness and enjoyworking with heights? We areseeking

Scaffolders with at least 2years scaffolding experience for fulltime

employment. Youmust be able to startat7amonMonday

to Fridayand occasionally work weekends when required.

Skills/Qualifications required:

• Tobeconsidered youmust have at least 2years experienceas

aScaffolder

• Beable to work overtime when required

• Due to OH&S requirements you must pass pre employment

checks including adrug test

• HTLicenceisanadvantage but not essential.

The successful candidate(s) will be rewarded with agenerous

hourly rate and further training opportunities. This is arare

chance tojoin asmall business that takes pride in every job we

do.

Applicants forthis position should have NZ residencyorvalid NZ

work visa.

To apply or for moreinformation contact

Mark on 021 440 364 or

admin@elitescaffolding.net.nz

2317431

SITUATIONS VACANT

Daily Harvest Operators

Foralargescale vegetableprocessing business,we

requirefulltime team member forour harvesting

operationsfromOctober to May. Tasks will include:

• Daily harvest–broccoli, asparagus,courgette

• Packing • Tractor Driving • Quality Control

Thesuccessfulapplicantswill possess thefollowing

attributes:

• Self-motivatedwith apositiveattitude

• Physicallycapable

• Excellentattitude towardshealth andsafety

To apply forthese positionsplease sendyour

CV to michelle@lbsi.co.nz

2317228

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

TURN THE PAGE

TO VIEWMORE

CLASSIFIEDS

2279616

TRAVEL

CAITLINS, Stewart Island;

Transport World; November

15-20; D.B.B. Hotels;

Nelson, Picton, January

10-14; Farewell Spit,

Mailboat, Omaka Vintage

Aviation; John &Kathleen

Lawler, Rakaia. 03 302

7328

EDUCATIONAL

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

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TANCREDSTREET

DISPENSARY

NOWOPEN

Eastfield Health Building,135 TancredStreet

•Dispensing of PrescriptionMedicines

•Healthcareand Advice

•Monday–Thursday8.30 am –6.00 pm

•Friday8.30am–5.30pm

SteveWise

Community Pharmacist

Phone307 9244. Fax307 9243

Enquiries to admin@tsd.healthcare

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

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

POULTRY

PULLETS for Sale. Brown

Shavers, POL, ready now.

Phone WT Copland 03 302

2826

FRUIT &PRODUCE

ILAM Hardy, tested, seed

potatoes. $3 per kg. Minimum

order 2kg. Ph 302

7272

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.

Every Home

EveryWeek -that’s

Phone 308 7664

199 Burnett Street

Ashburton

2279675

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PUBLIC NOTICE








Being in business

and not advertising

is likewaving in the

dark....

....youy

know you’re therebut

no-one else does!

Don’t be leftinthe dark,

TheCourierNewspaper

has the key to your event,

productor

business advertising.

Phone Jann or Karen on (03) 308 7664

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

AshburtonCraftMarket

9am–12pm

Gifts, plants andwoodwork –

somethingfor everyone.

EverySaturday–WestStreetCarpark

MEETINGS

The Annual GeneralMeetingsof

IHCAshburton Associationand

Community Properties AshburtonInc.

willbeheldonThursday 15 October 2020

at Idea Services, 21ArchibaldStreet,

Ashburtonat7:30pm.

Supper to follow

Guestspeaker –JohnConway,

St John Medical Alarms

PERSONAL





2313260

2317010

2311920

Ladies 40+

Read Sammyjo’s story

privatearrangements.co.nz

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.

2310689

LIVESTOCK

CROSS Bred Ewes, texel

lambs at foot. Have tailed

and vac. 16 ewes with

lambs, 6ewes with lambs.

$100+gst per head. Ph

0274 722 685

SPRING SPECIALS

30% off all Skincare

20% off Toys

20% off Alpaca Knitwear

Great specials on Jackets

Geraldine Alpaca Centre

76D Talbot Street, Geraldine.

LET’S GETAWAY







13 -14October- AkaroaTour

15 October -StJohn Garden Fete

18 October -Christchurch Rebuild

25 October -SimonO’Neill,Jackie Clark&TimBeveridge

26 November -RiverstoneCastle

Forbookings

308 7646 l 027 249 1827

2317426

2317401

2310455

2317435

Thurs 24th &Fri 25th

10.00 TheSecret Garden PG

10.00 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue G

11.00 Fatima

11.50 Savage

M

R16

1.00

1.30

2.40

Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

Cats &Dogs Paws Unite G

PawPatrolJet to the Rescue G

3.00

3.40

4.45

5.30

6.30

8.00

8.15

TheNew Mutants

AstroKid

Cats &Dogs Paws Unite

CutThroatCity

TheWar With Grandpa

AfterWeCollided

Savage

M

G

G

R16

PG

M

R16

Sat26th

10.00 Cats &Dogs Paws Unite G

10.00 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue G

11.00 TheWar With Grandpa PG

11.40 TheSecret Garden PG

12.45 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue G

1.30

1.45

3.00

3.30

AstroKid

TheWar With Grandpa

Cats &Dogs Paws Unite

TheSecret Garden

G

PG

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4.40 Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

5.20

6.20

8.00

8.30

Tenet

CutThroatCity

AfterWeCollided

Savage

M

R16

M

R16

Sun 27th

10.00 Cats &Dogs Paws Unite G

10.00 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue G

11.00 TheWar With Grandpa PG

11.40 TheSecret Garden PG

12.45 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue G

1.30 AstroKid

G

1.45

3.00

TheWar With Grandpa PG

Cats &Dogs Paws Unite G

3.30

4.40

5.20

6.20

8.00

8.30

TheSecret Garden

TheNew Mutants

Tenet

CutThroatCity

AfterWeCollided

Savage

PG

M

M

R16

M

R16

Mon28th, Tues 29th

&Wed 30th

9.30 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue G

10.00 TheWar With Grandpa PG

10.30 AstroKid

11.45 TheSecret Garden

G

PG

12.10 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue G

1.10 Cats &Dogs Paws Unite G

1.30 TheWar With Grandpa PG

2.45 AstroKid

G

3.20 TheSecret Garden PG

4.25 Cats &Dogs Paws Unite GM

5.05 TheNew Mutants

6.00 CutThroatCity R16

6.45 Bill and TedFacethe Music PG

8.10 AfterWeCollided M

8.20 Savage

R16

NO COMPS

AstroKid,Cats&Dogs Paws

Unite, CutThroatCity, Paw

Patrol Jet to the Rescue,

TheSecret Garden,

TheWar With Grandpa

HOSPICE Mid Canterbury.

Here when you need us. If

you or someone you care

about has a life limiting

illness, phone 307 8387 or

027 227 8387.

Artist

Ngaio McKee Exhibition

“80 Plus”

Ashburton Society of Arts

Short Street Studio

DOORS OPEN

1pm Saturday, 26September

Continuing daily until 4October

11am -4pm

LOOKING FOR ASPECIAL GIFT

FOR THATSPECIAL OCCASION?

Then look no further!

Exhibition of water colour paintings by

George Coppard

For show and for sale ...

Methven HeritageCentre, Methven

Opens tomorrow, 25September at 2pm

with nibbles and coffee.

Then open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and

Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm.

Exhibition runs until 30 October.

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ASHBURTON

Once again Hunting &Fishing New Zealand have teamed up with the guys from Manic

Tackle Project to bring you our Learn to Fly Fish evenings for 2020. We’ll cover off these

five essential topics in one night to make sure you hit the water informed and ready to

catch fish:

GEAR:

FLIES:

CASTING:

TACTICS:

WHERE:

Abasic outline of rods and reels and how to set them up

An outline of dry flies, nymphs and streamers and what to fish when

An understanding of the mechanics of aflycast

How to pull it all together and create asuccessful strategy to catch more fish

Our in-store experts will tell you some great local areas to explore

Monday, 5th October6:30pm

at Ashburton Hunting &Fishing Store

Phone us nowtoregister

Phone 03 308 5117 l 393 West St,Ashburton

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