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‘Farmily’ first<br />

for Millers<br />

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Anew $23 million retail and food hub,to<br />

be calledRiver Crossing,isasure sign<br />

Mid Canterburyisdefinitely open for<br />

business, says Liz McMillan.<br />

The deputy mayor joined developer<br />

Tricroft, anchor tenant Kmart and other<br />

main players in the project for a<br />

ceremonial shovelling of shingle this<br />

week.<br />

River Crossingwill be builtalongside<br />

CountdownSouth, on SouthStreet, and<br />

will share abigger road entrance.<br />

Anew 300­car carpark will serve two<br />

buildings; one will house Kmart and<br />

Couplands Bakery,which will relocate<br />

from East Street, and the other will house<br />

Coffee Culture and other food and<br />

beverage businesses currently in<br />

negotiation to be tenants.<br />

Work will begin early 2021,when old<br />

buildings on the site will be demolished<br />

and the ground leveled for construction.<br />

The whole complex is expected to<br />

generate 150 new jobs,70 alone in Kmart,<br />

and shouldbeopen by late 2022.<br />

The development was planned precovid<br />

and Tricroft principal Dave<br />

Williamshad no intention of letting the<br />

pandemic stop him investing in his home<br />

town.<br />

He’s not aman who likes the limelight,<br />

but he was happy to host people important<br />

to the project this week.<br />

Ahuge white shipping container has<br />

been moved onto the road frontage at the<br />

site and an artist’s impression of the<br />

development is fixed to it. It will be built<br />

by ACL and Thompson Construction.<br />

ContinuedPage 2<br />

The Tricroft Properties team (from left)<br />

Sally Carr, Dave Williams, Tony Gilbert,<br />

Nicky Thomson andKendall Spurgeon.<br />

Finals time<br />

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Brains in gear for bike track<br />

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Berms, asee saw, triplejumps and a<br />

pump trackare some of the features<br />

planned forapupil­led biketrack on<br />

thegrounds of Hinds School.<br />

The pupils have been fundraising<br />

forthe projectsince the start of the<br />

year.Itwill cost around $20,000and<br />

they are over halfwayintheir<br />

fundraising efforts.<br />

Year 7pupil Charlie Pickford, 12,<br />

said the rural school was mostly<br />

surrounded by 100km roading zones,<br />

so many of the pupilsdid not have<br />

safe areas to ride abike. He lives on<br />

theeast sideofHinds andcrosses<br />

State Highway 1toget to and from<br />

school, so biking to school was not<br />

ideal.<br />

The pupils were compelled to do<br />

something after having awheelsday<br />

atthe school and wanting to ride all<br />

thetime. Charlie and his school<br />

mates banded together to getaschool<br />

bike track.<br />

The seniorclass, Piwakawaka, put<br />

together acasestudy, made aclay<br />

table­top model of their design ideas<br />

andlearned skills from school<br />

parents such as Kate Moorheadwho<br />

spoke to thechildren about<br />

approaching businessesand<br />

organisations for sponsorship.<br />

Other fundraising ideas have<br />

included iceblocks sales, sausage<br />

sizzlesand an adventure raceevent.<br />

Preloved clothing will also be sold<br />

at the school’s Country Dayevent.<br />

Once completed, the track will<br />

wind 620 metresaround an unused<br />

areas of the school grounds.<br />

Oftenused areas of the field have<br />

been built into the design and will not<br />

beaffected.<br />

The track will have weavingand log<br />

Hinds School classmates (from left) Maisie Hancox, Charlie Pickford and<br />

Morgan Harbutt show some of the planned bike track features on amodel.<br />

sections as well as bypasses around<br />

someofthe tricky spots.<br />

The projecthas had the experience<br />

of bike track engineer Cam Bisset,<br />

who helped tweakand polish the<br />

children’s original design into a3D<br />

model. The 3D model is used by the<br />

children to show prospective<br />

sponsors, with differing levels of<br />

sponsorship available in bronze,<br />

silver or gold.<br />

The childrenare also looking to<br />

have ashipping container on site to<br />

store sparebikes that children<br />

without bikes can use.<br />

The container will include asmall<br />

workshop where children, using<br />

parentsorbikeshop owners, canbe<br />

taughtbasicrepairs and<br />

maintenanceonthe bikes.<br />

So far there has been great<br />

community support including gold<br />

sponsorship from rural companies<br />

such as Rylib, Align, Rural Transport,<br />

Phillip Wareing Transport and<br />

Rangitata Dairies but the children<br />

are stillseeking more to complete the<br />

project.<br />

They arehopeful it will be done by<br />

the end of the yearsodeparting<br />

pupils can enjoy the track before they<br />

leave.<br />

New food, retail hub under way<br />

FromPage 1<br />

RiverCrossingprojectmanager<br />

RebeccaThompson said it would be a<br />

straightforward development, with<br />

known good operators seeingbeyond<br />

the immediate impact of covid.<br />

‘‘You have to planpositively for the<br />

future.People want to shopand buy<br />

food and drink. They aredoing it for<br />

the community and it will bring real<br />

benefitfor <strong>Ashburton</strong>.’’<br />

Tricroft general manager Tony<br />

Gilbertsaid it was great to startthe<br />

complex after 10 yearsinthe<br />

planning.‘‘We are veryexcited. It has<br />

beenalongtime in the making.’’<br />

He saidKmart andthe other stores<br />

would broaden the retail offering<br />

available to people of the district and<br />

stop retail leakageaspeople headed<br />

outoftownto shop. AMarket<br />

Economicsreport in March this year<br />

found nearly athird of retail spend by<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> residents wasoutside the<br />

district.<br />

Kmart’s New Zealand country<br />

Left: Kmart’s Jason Picard and Jeff<br />

Broomfield.<br />

manager Jason Picard said the brand<br />

was agoodfit for the community and<br />

the store wouldbeopenfrom8am to<br />

midnight, sevendays aweek.<br />

Recruitingfor staffwould begin<br />

three monthsaheadofopening.<br />

Kmart is also planning four more<br />

regional stores.<br />

Coffee Culture’s Mike King and<br />

MaeganAttwoodsaidthey were<br />

excited to be coming to <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

after looking for aspotfor several<br />

years. LanceCouplandsaid<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>24</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Farmer­turned­artist cultivates special gifts<br />

LINDA.CLARKE<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

GeorgeCoppard’s 14<br />

grandchildrenreceive aspecial<br />

gift on their21st birthdays ­<br />

they are allowedtochoose a<br />

watercolour from the works he<br />

has paintedover the years.<br />

George, 92, not only paints, he<br />

framesthe artwork himself.<br />

The former Lyndhurst farmer<br />

becameinterested in painting<br />

30 years ago and his natural<br />

talent and some learnings have<br />

resulted in manysought­after<br />

pieces.<br />

He is openinghis second solo<br />

exhibition at the Methven<br />

Heritage Centre tomorrow and<br />

he hopesmany people will<br />

come along to view the 18<br />

paintings that are for show and<br />

sale.<br />

George paints landscapes<br />

and some of the work being<br />

shown is of iconic spots locally<br />

and further afield. There are<br />

watercoloursofErewhon<br />

Station, Mt Hutt,LakesHeron,<br />

George Coppard with his watercolour painting of the MaoriLakes, to be exhibited.<br />

Coleridge and Tekapo and also<br />

of pony club events and stock<br />

beingmoved.<br />

George has beensorting his<br />

paintings since he and wife Lyn<br />

movedtoan<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

townhouse from abigger<br />

property. He has spent less<br />

time working his magic with the<br />

brushes lately and put his<br />

energy into the exhibition.<br />

He has prepared all the<br />

informationfor the catalogue,<br />

including photos of the pieces<br />

for sale, and drovethem all to<br />

Methven.<br />

His first exhibition was in<br />

April last year and he was<br />

buoyed by its success.<br />

‘‘I have been painting<br />

watercolours only.Ideveloped<br />

alove for the changing colours<br />

of the hills and mountains in<br />

the years that Ifarmedat<br />

Lyndhurst and Iwanted to<br />

paint them.<br />

‘‘That was impossible, of<br />

course, only nature can create<br />

the coloursthey portray.’’<br />

Georgesaid paintingwith<br />

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watercolours required the<br />

discipline to not put too much<br />

detail into his work,<br />

deliberatelyallowingpeople to<br />

fill in the gapsintheir own<br />

minds.<br />

‘‘I love the transparency of<br />

the medium,the unexpected<br />

mixing of colours, happy<br />

accidents and simplicity of<br />

subjectmatter.’’<br />

He furthered his talent with a<br />

correspondence course in<br />

practical art. ‘‘I learntalot<br />

about art and also receiveda<br />

fresh appreciationfor it.’’<br />

George was inspired to take<br />

up art by an aunt, who painted<br />

with oils; an exhibition at the<br />

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New housing units for elderly<br />

An agreement between the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council<br />

and <strong>Ashburton</strong> Housing and<br />

Support Trustwill deliver up<br />

to 17 new housing units for the<br />

district's elderly residents.<br />

Council has agreed to lease<br />

land it owns on thecorner of<br />

DobsonStreet, Cass Street and<br />

Mona Square in <strong>Ashburton</strong> for<br />

anominal rent to the housing<br />

trust. The lease willallow the<br />

trust to demolish eight<br />

existing, but deteriorating<br />

elderly person housing units<br />

and build new ones.<br />

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WarWith Grandpa<br />

ReviewedbyRowenaHart<br />

Peter and his grandpa used tobe very close,<br />

but when Grandpa Jack moves inwith the<br />

family, Peter is forced to give up his most<br />

prized possession; his bedroom. Peterwill stop<br />

at nothing toget his room back, scheming<br />

with friends to devise aseries of pranks to<br />

drivehim out.<br />

The tricks they get up to are very inventive.<br />

We laughed out loud.<br />

The nearly final scene isJacks little sisters<br />

Christmas-themed birthday party ...amazing,<br />

like no other,totally over the top, wonderful.<br />

Andwith the feud going it’s crazy.<br />

Peter thinks Grandpa will be Santa and sets<br />

atrap for him in his Christmas chair ...!<br />

Very funny!<br />

Agreat movie to go to with your kids and<br />

grand kids!<br />

They don’t really make these kind of movies<br />

anymore!<br />

bookings ph 307 1230<br />

www.regentcinema.co.nz<br />

Council has worked with<br />

existing tenants to find<br />

alternate councilhousing; five<br />

of the new units will be built<br />

withintwo years.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Mayor<br />

Neil Brownsaid the<br />

arrangementwas positive for<br />

the community.<br />

‘‘The unitsonMona Square<br />

are beginning to need major<br />

refurbishments. When the<br />

trust approached us lastyear<br />

lookingtogrow their housing<br />

stocks, we could see the huge<br />

benefit this would havefor our<br />

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‘‘Thisarrangement notonly<br />

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Chairman of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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The trust will own and<br />

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Council currently provides<br />

112 elderly person housing<br />

units across the district and<br />

they aredesigned for older<br />

residentsoflimited means to<br />

live independently.<br />

The lease is for50years and<br />

development is expected to<br />

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as the trust secures funding.<br />

Sallies farewell Judith<br />

MICK.JENSEN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Salvation Army <strong>Ashburton</strong>community<br />

ministriesco­ordinatorJudith<br />

Beaumont has enjoyed her last dayin<br />

the job.<br />

Mrs Beaumonthas been in the paid<br />

role with the Salliesfor almost 15 years<br />

and before that was avolunteer.<br />

Shehas also worked in the role of<br />

court chaplainfor anumber of years.<br />

Theformer Methven High School<br />

student trained originally as anurse.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> SalvationArmy manager<br />

Major Mike Allwright said Mrs<br />

Beaumont had made adifferenceto<br />

the livesofpeopleinthe roles she had<br />

performed.<br />

Shehad transformed lives and cared<br />

aboutthe welfare of others.<br />

Speaking at lastweek’s retirement<br />

farewell, Leigh­Anne Hydes from Work<br />

and Income New Zealand (Winz)<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> said Mrs Beaumont’s phone<br />

number had been in her phone and on<br />

speed dial over the years.<br />

Shehad beenabletooffer an arrayof<br />

practical help and assistance to Winz<br />

clients when Winz could not.<br />

Long­serving Salvation Army<br />

community ministries co­ordinator<br />

Judith Beaumont on her final day at<br />

work.<br />

Mrs Beaumont willcontinuetodo<br />

volunteer workatthe Salvation Army.<br />

Catherine Harris,along term<br />

volunteer at the organisation,has been<br />

confirmed as thenew community<br />

ministries co­ordinator.<br />

8-seater chairlift for Mt Hutt<br />

Mt Hutt skifield is getting New<br />

Zealand’s first8­seater chairlift –the<br />

Nor’west Express.<br />

The new chairlift will replace the<br />

current quad chair and work will start<br />

oninstalling it in late October. It is<br />

expectedtobeopenforthe start of the<br />

nextski season.<br />

Mt Hutt ski areamanager James<br />

McKenziesays it willimprove how<br />

guestsaccess the mountain.<br />

‘‘The ridetime of the Nor’west<br />

Express is onlytwo minutes and it has<br />

capacity to carryupto3000 people an<br />

hour.<br />

‘‘The Quad currently takes at least<br />

seven minutes to reach the top and can<br />

only move around1500 people an hour<br />

on agoodday, so we’re excited thatour<br />

guests will be able to enjoy more time<br />

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The ANZ’s online Daffodil Dayquiz<br />

raised$6000for Mid Canterbury<br />

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Organisers of the annualquiz<br />

usedanonlineformat because of<br />

covid gathering restrictionsand 58<br />

teamsenteredonthe night. Next<br />

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Gabites Account Ants,The<br />

Churchills, Done and Dusted Again<br />

and Run Walk <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

FUNDING HELP<br />

VolunteeringMid and South<br />

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Sagles of BirthrightCanterbury<br />

Trust at Community HouseMid<br />

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Costisfreetomembers of<br />

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The Lions Club of Rakaia is once<br />

again liningup afireworksevening<br />

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7, goldcoin entry. Gates openat<br />

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stallsand displays and endswith<br />

fireworks.<br />

LEGOPROGRAMME<br />

House of Bricksand Plains<br />

Presbyterian are hosting afree<br />

Christian-themedlegoholiday<br />

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Methven(cornerofSouthBelt and<br />

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RIVERSPRAYING<br />

Environment Canterbury is<br />

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operationruns through until<br />

Februaryand takes in the area<br />

between State Highway 72 andthe<br />

rivermouth.The weed control<br />

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Garden tips for youngsters<br />

5<br />

LINDA.CLARKE<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

The siting of <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s<br />

giant Christmas treewill be<br />

debated today by <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Councillors.<br />

Retailers would likeit on<br />

the chequerboard this year<br />

and councillors on the town<br />

centre sub­committee were<br />

lastweek split over moving it<br />

or leavingitatBaring Square<br />

East, whereithas beensince<br />

2017.<br />

However their wishes may<br />

be trumped by practicalities<br />

of moving the tree from the<br />

square,atleast forthis year.<br />

The giant Christmas tree is<br />

officially lit up by mayorNeil<br />

Brownand plays astarring<br />

role in council’s annualLight<br />

up the Nightevent. Aspecial<br />

powerconnection in the<br />

square was installedfor that<br />

expresspurpose and the tree<br />

lights up with the street<br />

lights daily over the festive<br />

season.<br />

However, thesquare might<br />

be out of actioninChristmas<br />

2021 and 2022 while it is<br />

revamped to sit alongside<br />

council’s new library and<br />

civic building, which will be<br />

under construction this<br />

December.<br />

Councillors were told last<br />

week there was no electricity<br />

at the chequerboard to<br />

powerthe tree and staff did<br />

not know if it would even fit<br />

there.<br />

Areview could be<br />

undertaken in January with<br />

feedbackfrom staff, CBD<br />

retailers and the community<br />

for other location optionsin<br />

the future.<br />

Cr Angus McKay said a<br />

Christmas tree on the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s giant Christmas<br />

tree has been in Baring<br />

Square East since 2017.<br />

chequerboard would attract<br />

more people to East Street,<br />

the CBDingeneraland to<br />

shops.<br />

He said retailers were<br />

putting up with alot as the<br />

CBD revitalisation<br />

progressed and it would bea<br />

goodmove to relocate it this<br />

year. The town centre<br />

neededtobelivenedupto<br />

attract people, who would<br />

buy food andgoods.<br />

Cr Cameron said retailers<br />

had asked for more<br />

Christmasambience in the<br />

town centre and the<br />

chequerboard.The same<br />

request had beenmadelast<br />

year.<br />

Council did review the<br />

location of thetree earlier<br />

thisyear anddecided to<br />

leave it in Baring Square<br />

East.<br />

Cr Leen Braam said money<br />

had already been spent<br />

puttingupthe fairy lightson<br />

East Street andhewas<br />

comfortable with the<br />

Christmas tree staying in the<br />

square for this year.<br />

Cr JohnFalloon said he<br />

supportedthe tree staying in<br />

the square this yearonly<br />

because it seemed too lateto<br />

move it, but the centre of<br />

town was abetter location.<br />

Moving thetreeto anew<br />

location this year has not<br />

been budgeted for.<br />

Council eventco­ordinator<br />

Verity Jackson said<br />

Christmas flags would be<br />

hunginthe town centre from<br />

November 6, taking the place<br />

of Mid Canterbury Open for<br />

Business signs.<br />

There wouldbenobanners<br />

across the road because<br />

fixings on the railway sideof<br />

East Street had been<br />

removed by EA Networks as<br />

they were ahealth andsafety<br />

hazard and there was<br />

nothingtohang the banners<br />

on that side.<br />

The Night of Lights<br />

Festival will run from<br />

November 20 until January 6<br />

and include afestive walk.<br />

Membersofthe <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Art Gallery’s artaddicts<br />

group are makingspecial<br />

wraps for treesand<br />

newcomers groups have<br />

been invitedtoadd<br />

decorations from their<br />

different cultures.<br />

The Christmas treeis<br />

scheduled to be lit up on<br />

November 27,there will be<br />

buskersatvariousspots<br />

around the CBD on thenight<br />

of December 3and afamily<br />

movie night is planned for<br />

December 11.<br />

Motorshow fundraiserfor Methven<br />

MethvenLions is lining up a<br />

big new motorshow eventas<br />

its next big fundraiserand is<br />

hopingvehicles ofall kinds<br />

will be brought out and<br />

exhibited.<br />

The Methven Motorshowis<br />

set to be held at the Methven<br />

A&P Showgroundson<br />

November 15.<br />

Anyone interested in<br />

exhibiting an interesting<br />

vehicleisencouraged to do<br />

so.<br />

Mac McElwain from<br />

Methven Lions said more<br />

details of the event would be<br />

revealed soon, but it was<br />

excitingtobeable to<br />

announce this newevent for<br />

Methven.<br />

All money raised from the<br />

motorshow wouldgothe<br />

Lions Charitable Trust for<br />

distribution within the<br />

Methven community.<br />

Mr McElwain said theclub<br />

envisaged anumberof<br />

different vehicle categories<br />

in the show, including<br />

British classic, American<br />

classic,agricultural, exotic<br />

and hot rod.<br />

‘‘We alreadyknow of many<br />

vehiclesfrom within the area<br />

and we’d expecttounearth<br />

more. We’ll addmore<br />

categoriesaswe get more<br />

entriesin.’’<br />

He said the ideawas for<br />

people toopen up their<br />

sheds andtobring along<br />

anything thathas wheels and<br />

which willbeinterestingto<br />

look at.<br />

Public admissionis$10 per<br />

head and afamily packageis<br />

being worked out.<br />

Mitre 10 gardening guru April<br />

Breading has been helping<br />

students at Longbeach School<br />

learn some growing skills.<br />

The free spring garden<br />

programme for schools involves<br />

three practical sessions and<br />

students this week planted a<br />

strawberry plant, sweet Alice<br />

flowers and seeds of sugar snap<br />

Clearance Sale<br />

Starts Monday 28 <strong>September</strong><br />

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40<br />

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30 $<br />

20<br />

Saleracks<br />

Open daily 9am–5.30 pm l Saturday 9am–2pm<br />

Ends Saturday 3October<br />

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peas into peat soil pots. The<br />

plants were carried home in<br />

recycled milk bottles.<br />

In term 4, April will be visiting<br />

St Joseph’s, Tinwald and<br />

Hampstead Schools. The<br />

programme is open to all schools.<br />

Mitre 10 supplies the plants,<br />

pots and soil, and April shares her<br />

knowledge and enthusiasm.<br />

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Powering up old rigs<br />

Vintage fire engines stillneed<br />

their sirens and lights to work<br />

even though they don’tattend<br />

fires, says Newlands<br />

automotive electrician Jason<br />

Bruce.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong> company<br />

keepsthe ‘‘bells and whistles’’<br />

working free of charge for the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Fire Museum, which<br />

will have its doors open and<br />

engines gleaming foraspecial<br />

open day on Monday.<br />

Visitors willbeableto<br />

explore thecollection of fire<br />

service memorabilia, take a<br />

journeyonavintagerailcar and<br />

stroll around thepioneer<br />

village at the Plains Railway<br />

and HistoricalMuseum.<br />

Mr Bruce said Newlandskept<br />

the wiringand poweronthe old<br />

fire engines up to spec and<br />

somecreative thinking was<br />

occasionally required,<br />

especially if the engine had<br />

beensitting for alongtime. It<br />

was ablast for staffwhen they<br />

came into the workshop.<br />

As avolunteer firefighter, he<br />

is sometimes behind the wheel<br />

of modernengines. Newlands<br />

has aclose connectionwith the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> fire service as the<br />

company’s founder John<br />

Newlandsand family through<br />

the generations have been<br />

volunteer firefighters.<br />

ThePlains specialopenday<br />

on Monday co­incides with the<br />

Mid Town Mardi Grasand the<br />

opening day of Bookaramaand<br />

is South Canterbury<br />

AnniversaryDay.The Plains<br />

Jason Bruce works on aheritage fire engine in the Newlands<br />

workshop.<br />

will be open from 10am to 4pm.<br />

One of the historic steam<br />

locomotives,whichinclude<br />

K88, Ja1260 and A64, will be<br />

fired up to haul acarriage and<br />

one purchasedticket allows the<br />

holder unlimited rides through<br />

the day.<br />

The pioneer village includes<br />

aprinting works, chemist,<br />

market, church, cottage and<br />

rural history display shed<br />

complete with vintage tractors<br />

andimplements,stationary<br />

enginesand much more.<br />

Group visits arewelcome by<br />

arrangementwith afunction<br />

roomavailablefor hire for any<br />

special event andthere is<br />

plenty of parkingavailable.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong> FireMuseum,<br />

entry by donation,has New<br />

Zealand’s best heritage<br />

collectionoffireequipment<br />

and memorabilia, and children<br />

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Alert levels ease,<br />

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There was an extra spring in<br />

Carol Johns’ step this week,<br />

after Prime Minister Jacinda<br />

Ardern eased covid<br />

restrictions that will allow the<br />

new Mid Town Mardi Gras<br />

event to happen on Monday.<br />

The mardi gras takes the<br />

place of Boulevard Day this<br />

year and Mrs Johns hopes<br />

people will flock to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

to enjoy the day.<br />

East Street will be closed to<br />

traffic and 70 stallholders will<br />

have wares for sale. There<br />

will also be entertainment in<br />

the form of the New Zealand<br />

Army Band and mouthwatering<br />

food for sale.<br />

‘‘The whole day is just what<br />

we need to celebrate<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>.’’<br />

Mid Canterbury, like the<br />

rest of the country outside<br />

Auckland, had been in Alert<br />

Level 2onMonday, when the<br />

prime minister announced<br />

levels would lower after the<br />

latest covid outbreak had<br />

been contained. Auckland<br />

dropped to Alert Level 2,<br />

allowing gatherings up to 100,<br />

and the rest of the country<br />

dropped to Alert Level 1,<br />

allowing for mass gatherings.<br />

Mrs Johns said the mardi<br />

gras could not have happened<br />

under Alert Level 2but she<br />

had been confident it would<br />

happen as community<br />

transmission cases waned.<br />

Under level 1, people are<br />

still advised to stay home if<br />

they are sick, practise good<br />

hygiene and keep track of<br />

where they have been.<br />

Mrs Johns said stallholders<br />

had been encouraged to<br />

display their QR codes, wipe<br />

down surfaces like eftpos<br />

machines and take other<br />

sensible precautions. People<br />

could wear masks if they were<br />

worried about being close to<br />

people they didn’t know.<br />

‘‘People have been<br />

following these precautions<br />

for so long already.’’<br />

She said the army band<br />

would be playing two sets of<br />

mardi gras music throughout<br />

the day, at this stage at 11am<br />

and 2pm, and there would be<br />

other entertainment.<br />

Bookarama will also open<br />

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All nine Rangitata candidates<br />

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Nine partieshaveputforward<br />

names of candidates for the voting<br />

district, whichrunsfromRakaia to<br />

south of Timaru.<br />

There is only one change to the<br />

candidate list since the official cutoff,<br />

with Libertarians dropping out<br />

and Advance NZ coming in.<br />

The nine candidates are: Lachie<br />

Ashton (New Conservative),<br />

Brannon Favel(SocialCredit),<br />

Megan Hands (National), Hamish<br />

Hutton(ACT),Grant Kelynack (NZ<br />

Outdoors Party),Gerrie Ligtenberg<br />

(Greens), Jo Luxton (Labour), Aroha<br />

Maru (Advance NZ),James Rae (Not<br />

aParty).<br />

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<strong>September</strong> 30, is being organised by<br />

the Rotary Clubof<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Each ofthe nine candidateswill<br />

have seven minutes speaking time,<br />

plus severalminutes to take<br />

questions.<br />

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on stage on thenight.<br />

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theend formorequestions from the<br />

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Construction of alarge processingplant supporting the rural sector<br />

is under way on a2ha site off JB Cullen Drive at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Business Estate.<br />

Business park fills<br />

Workisprogressing on<br />

developing 50 sectionsfor saleat<br />

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ACLwon thecontract forthe<br />

development, whichisexpected<br />

to be handed overtothe<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>District Councilatthe<br />

end of October or beginning of<br />

November.<br />

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but steadily since Stage 1started<br />

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The businessparkwas<br />

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phone andsewerage services<br />

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But there are still plentyof<br />

good spots in the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

districtfor fishing, saysCentral<br />

South Island Fish and Game<br />

officer Rhys Adams.<br />

‘‘Lake Hood has ahigh<br />

population of perch and afew<br />

troutthat cruise theshoreline,<br />

it’s agreat spot to picnic and<br />

learntofish.’’<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong> Riveralso held<br />

somenice brown trout and the<br />

Rangitata andits tributaries<br />

provided great fishing andviews,<br />

he said.<br />

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was apopulardestination on<br />

opening day and throughout the<br />

summer. Kidscould use agarden<br />

worm for bait and catch a<br />

rainboworbrown trout.<br />

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Upper Ohau<br />

River this<br />

month.<br />

Tekapo, Pukaki and Ohau<br />

canals were alsogood fishing<br />

options.<br />

Mr Adamssaid theupper Ohau<br />

River near Twizelhad aspecial<br />

spring seasoninplace for<br />

<strong>September</strong> and October and<br />

some big trout, up to 14.5kg,had<br />

been reported there.<br />

He saidfishing wasagreat way<br />

to stayconnected withnature as<br />

well as providing afish for<br />

dinner.<br />

‘‘The new season’s opening<br />

falls in the school holidays and<br />

Fish and Game are encouraging<br />

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time to teach ayoung person how<br />

to fish.’’<br />

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Quiz, dance<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong>CadetUnit’sannual fundraiser at<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> RSAonOctober31starts with<br />

aquiz eventand thenoffers the opportunity<br />

to stepontothe dance floorafterwards.<br />

Thenightoftwo halves has athemeof<br />

Halloween Heroesand all proceeds from the<br />

event will go to supportthe <strong>Ashburton</strong>RSA.<br />

Thequizisopen to teamsofbetweenfour<br />

and six of any age andwill be run in the<br />

Doris Linton Lounge.<br />

It willberun by RSA members and goes<br />

from 6.30pm until9pm.The teamcost is $40<br />

and the quizincludes spotprizes, raffles and<br />

winning team prizes.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong>CadetUnit will run the<br />

dance event in the mainbar area at theRSA<br />

from 8pm.<br />

Aimed at thoseover 18, it will feature<br />

tunesfromDJDaveand dancemusicfrom<br />

the 1970's onwards.<br />

Tickets cost$15 andincludeentry,afree<br />

spin on chocolate wheel,supper and the<br />

opportunity to win spotprizes andbest<br />

dressedprizes.<br />

Those registering for boththe quizand<br />

dance party save$5.<br />

To register aquiz teamemailto<br />

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Emailtoblackpanther4@windowslive.<br />

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New date for<br />

comedy gig<br />

Acomedy gig in <strong>Ashburton</strong> featuring Paul<br />

Ego has been rescheduled to October 2.<br />

All tickets for the postponed gig will<br />

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Anyone with aticket and who can't make<br />

the new date, can get arefund from the place<br />

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Junior pupils from Netherby School in costume for the production of Hats Off.<br />

Netherby juniors on stage<br />

After much heightened anticipation, junior<br />

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Around 70 to 80 pupils, aged five to eight, in<br />

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goats or adog. There were also pupils as<br />

autumn leaves, snowflakes and buds/green<br />

leaves, and well as school children, farm<br />

family members and narrators.<br />

Under the direction of junior syndicate<br />

teachers Bridget Patrick, Nicky MacKenzie,<br />

Jordyn Love and Ines Toder and supported<br />

by teacher aids the pupils told the story,<br />

through narration and bursts of song, of<br />

barnyard animals, and their farming family,<br />

living life through the seasons.<br />

There was even aguest appearance from<br />

school principal Phil Wheeler who busted a<br />

few dance moves at the end.<br />

The performance was livestreamed, and<br />

recorded, for family and friends unable to<br />

attend due to Covid­19 restrictions.


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Fairton plant defib remains handy<br />

Adefibrillator that once saved the<br />

life of aFairton meat worker is being<br />

donated to the community the<br />

mothballedmeat plant onceserved.<br />

Silver Fern Farmsand workers at<br />

theplant jointlybought the<br />

defibrillator, whichwas ‘‘only used<br />

once in anger’’, said personnel officer<br />

Francis Renner, whowill have his<br />

last day at theplant next Wednesday.<br />

On theoccasion thedefibrillator<br />

was used, aworker on the<br />

slaughterboard suffered aheart<br />

attack. The defibrillator was used to<br />

restart his heart and hewas airlifted<br />

to Christchurch Hospitalby<br />

helicopter.<br />

The manstill works forSilver Fern<br />

Farms, now in Hokitika.<br />

The Fairton plant was shutdown in<br />

2017 and has been sold to Talley’s.<br />

Mr Rennersaid thecompany and<br />

former workers wantedthe<br />

defibrillator, worthabout $5000,to<br />

stay in the Fairton community and<br />

considered FairtonSchoolthe best<br />

Fairton School principal Mike Hill (left) accepts the defibrillator from the<br />

plant’s last manager Dylan Marsh.<br />

spot. It was presented to the school<br />

yesterday by thelast plantmanager<br />

Dylan Marsh.<br />

Principal Mike Hill said it was<br />

great the special equipment would be<br />

available for the Fairtoncommunity.<br />

It will be sited for access, even when<br />

theschool is closed.<br />

‘‘We think it is areally goodideait<br />

staysinthe community for the benefit<br />

of the community, though you hope<br />

you never have to useit.’’<br />

NEWS<br />

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Community House<br />

toasts 25 years<br />

MICK.JENSEN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

FINAL FLIGHT<br />

Twenty­five years of community<br />

services hubCommunityHouse<br />

Mid Canterbury was celebrated<br />

at an invitation­only event last<br />

week.<br />

Some 70 people,includingpast<br />

and present supporters and<br />

tenants,funders and other guests<br />

markedthe occasion with<br />

afternoon tea, speeches and the<br />

cutting of acake.<br />

Community House Mid<br />

Canterbury Trustboardchair<br />

Leandra Fitzgibbon saidmany<br />

peoplehad played their part in<br />

manywaysinthe successofthe<br />

communityservices’ hub over<br />

the years.<br />

It wasanassettothe<br />

communityand thecommunity<br />

could takeprideand satisfaction<br />

in it.<br />

Thefuture of the facility<br />

looked rosy and more could be<br />

donetofurther expand what it<br />

offered, she said.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Mayor Neil Brown<br />

said 25 yearswas amilestone<br />

worth celebrating.<br />

Community House hadshown<br />

its worthover theyearsand had<br />

beensupportedbycouncil at<br />

various times.<br />

It had been formed fromthe<br />

vision of local May Greenslade<br />

and had grownand developed.<br />

CommunityHouse Mid<br />

Canterbury manager John<br />

Driscoll, who has a15­year<br />

association with the facility, said<br />

it was partofthe thefabric of the<br />

Community House Mid<br />

Canterburymanager John<br />

Driscoll speakingatthe 25 year<br />

celebrationevent.<br />

districtand throughout its<br />

history there had been<br />

consistent support fornot­forprofit<br />

groups.<br />

Getting to where Community<br />

Housewas today had beenboth<br />

challenging and inspiring,and it<br />

could nothave happened<br />

without the wide­ranging<br />

community support.<br />

NOTICE OF HELICOPTER USE FOR<br />

VISUAL INSPECTION OF<br />

TRANSMISSION LINES IN YOUR AREA.<br />

Transpower, the owner and operator of<br />

the national grid, will be carrying out a<br />

routine visual maintenance inspection of<br />

transmission lines in your area by helicopter.<br />

We have been undertaking inspections of the<br />

structures on the Glenavy to Waitaki 110 kV<br />

line and also our Roxburgh to Islington<br />

220 kV line (as shown on the map) by alow<br />

flying helicopter over the last month.<br />

Ourfinalflyover dateis planned<br />

for Monday 12October <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

The helicopter will fly at aconstant speed of<br />

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

approximately 4hours per session.<br />

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Unimog built locally<br />

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Acustom­made unimog, the<br />

only one of its kind in New<br />

Zealand, has been built by<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> business BT Coach<br />

Builders and delivered to its Mt<br />

Cook­based client.<br />

The all­terrain vehicle will be<br />

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and to explore the splendor of<br />

the Mackenzie backcountry.<br />

It comes in with aprice tag of<br />

just under $500,000 and no<br />

expense has been spared.<br />

It has been crafted from the<br />

chassis up over anumber of<br />

months and is aspacious 14<br />

seater.<br />

Each seat has afour­point<br />

harness system and air<br />

suspension.<br />

The state­of­the­art seats are<br />

made in Sweden and needed a<br />

special exemption because<br />

they have never been seen or<br />

fitted together here before.<br />

The unimog has asplit glass<br />

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The chassis was specially<br />

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The unimog is fitted with a<br />

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Its four huge tyres that can be<br />

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The unimog on its waytobeing delivered to the customer at Mt<br />

Cook, and, (below) at awarrant check in <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

BT Coach Builders director<br />

Jo Smith said the unimog was a<br />

special vehicle and the<br />

company was proud of the<br />

finished article.<br />

It had been ordered two years<br />

ago by tourism company client<br />

Trojan Holdings, which owns<br />

NZSki and other businesses,<br />

and its production had been<br />

hampered by the covid<br />

situation.<br />

The last six months had been<br />

tough for the coach builder,<br />

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clients.<br />

The business had lost around<br />

ayear’s worth of work due to<br />

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Anumber of complex<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>24</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

13<br />

Model train swap<br />

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It was held at the Plains<br />

Railway and Historical<br />

Museum last Sunday and drew<br />

scores of people from around<br />

the South Island.<br />

Rob Read, one of the<br />

organisers, said it was a<br />

chance for people to sell their<br />

model train sets.<br />

He was joined by <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

model train enthusiasts Andy<br />

Munro and John McIntosh.<br />

“It’s achance for people to<br />

sell their model train items as<br />

there has been no train shows<br />

on this year at all,” Mr Read<br />

said.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Model Train<br />

Show, scheduled for July, was<br />

one of the casualties<br />

cancelled due to Covid­19<br />

restrictions.<br />

Response for the swap meet<br />

had been overwhelming with<br />

interest from model<br />

enthusiasts from Invercargill,<br />

Dunedin, Central Otago and<br />

Canterbury keen to take part.<br />

Many people had travelled<br />

quite adistance for the day, he<br />

said.<br />

Tables for sellers were set<br />

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historical model trains<br />

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Model train enthusiast Rob<br />

Read.<br />

layout models on display one<br />

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Info sign at Chinese settlement<br />

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Covid actions praised<br />

Ahuge information sign has been<br />

erected at <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Ng King<br />

Brothers Chinese market garden<br />

settlement telling people about its<br />

historical importance.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council,<br />

working with descendants of the<br />

family and Heritage New Zealand,<br />

plans to restore the old buildings<br />

and open it as acommunity<br />

reserve.<br />

The site, on Allens Road, is<br />

considered nationally significant<br />

and arare example of the Chinese<br />

market gardens that were once<br />

common across the country.<br />

LOCAL LISTENING<br />

Peter Mac l 1pm to 6pm<br />

MICK.JENSEN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

NewZealandhad done well<br />

withits response to Covid­19<br />

and was dealing with it better<br />

thanany of theOECD<br />

countries,Sir David Skegg<br />

told agathering in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

on Tuesday.<br />

The renowned<br />

epidemiologistwas aguest<br />

speaker of U3A <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

and is the Emeritus<br />

Professor of Preventive and<br />

Social Medicine at Otago<br />

University.<br />

ProfSkegg told an<br />

audience of over 100 that<br />

Asian countrieswere largely<br />

doing the best in managing<br />

Covid­19 andthe likes of the<br />

USA, theUKand Western<br />

Europe were doingtheworst.<br />

‘‘Taiwan has apopulation<br />

of <strong>24</strong> millionand has<br />

recorded just 500cases and<br />

onlyseven deaths,’’hesaid.<br />

New Zealand and Scotland<br />

had similar populationsof<br />

around five million,but in<br />

NewZealandthere had been<br />

25 deaths compared with<br />

between 4000 and 5000 in<br />

Scotland.<br />

New Zealand had a<br />

number of advantages over<br />

other countries, he said.<br />

It was an island, had closed<br />

its borders early,had a<br />

smallerpopulation and<br />

people here were not reliant<br />

on public transport.<br />

Ironically, NewZealand’s<br />

lackofpreparedness to cope<br />

withapandemichad<br />

prompted it to go earlyinto<br />

lockdown, he said.<br />

New Zealand waswell<br />

downleague tables when it<br />

cametothe number of<br />

intensive carebeds and<br />

resources,and that fact had<br />

forced the government’s<br />

hand ‘‘to go early’’.<br />

Sir David Skegg with U3A <strong>Ashburton</strong> chairperson Edith Smith<br />

ahead of his talk at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Trust Event Centre.<br />

The government had<br />

listened to scientists,<br />

adopted an elimination<br />

strategy and had provided<br />

excellentcommunicationto<br />

the country.<br />

Therehad been buy in<br />

from the populationand New<br />

Zealand had also ‘‘been<br />

lucky’’, saidProfSkegg.<br />

That luck ran out on August<br />

11 when border restrictions<br />

were lifted and it was<br />

inevitable that there would<br />

be more cases.<br />

There had been both<br />

humanand systemic errors<br />

at the border at the<br />

beginning and three recent<br />

incursions.<br />

Prof Skegg said thecountry<br />

could not afford to be<br />

complacentand needed to be<br />

prepared for the next relapse.<br />

Thereneededtobe<br />

improved surveillance and<br />

targeted testing, enhanced<br />

contract tracing to include a<br />

bluetooth function and<br />

appropriate wearing of<br />

masks.<br />

Covid­19 could evolve to be<br />

less dangerous than it was,<br />

but there were not signsof<br />

that yet.<br />

More reliable screening for<br />

travellers could be developed<br />

to enable future travel again<br />

and treatmentofthe virus<br />

was also improving.<br />

In terms of avaccination,<br />

there needed to be<br />

considerationsofhow<br />

effective it was, howlong it<br />

would last, howsafeitwas<br />

and what proportion of<br />

people would acceptit.<br />

Prof Skegg said Covid­19<br />

was notthe only pandemic<br />

affecting the world. Tobacco<br />

smoking was abigger killer,<br />

and was man­made and<br />

preventable.<br />

He was also very concerned<br />

about obesity, particularly<br />

here in New Zealand.<br />

‘‘The prevalence of obesity<br />

has trebled heresince the<br />

late 1970s. New Zealand<br />

childrenand adolescents<br />

have the secondhighest<br />

prevalence of obesity<br />

worldwide at the moment,<br />

only behind the USA.’’<br />

2304059<br />

206 Club marks 30 years<br />

Members and volunteers of<br />

the 206 Club celebratedthe<br />

club’s longevitythisweek in a<br />

low­keyaffair withfruit cake,<br />

coffee and conversation.<br />

The club was founded after<br />

membersofthe Mid<br />

Canterbury Aged Persons<br />

WelfareCouncilsoughtto<br />

start aday care centre for<br />

elderly.Itwas to providea<br />

place for members to go and<br />

be active with others. It then<br />

included keeping members<br />

active and mentally<br />

stimulated too.<br />

The 206 Club openedin<br />

<strong>September</strong> 1990 as aone day<br />

aweekprogrammefor<br />

membersofferingactivities,<br />

entertainment and<br />

companionship over atwo<br />

courselunch.<br />

206 Club volunteer Rosa<br />

Bennett has been<br />

volunteeringfor the group<br />

since itsinception andas<br />

cook for the past 28 years.<br />

It may have grown from<br />

small beginningsbut it was<br />

popular from the start, she<br />

said. Oneofthe first meetings<br />

on its inception was held at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College’s<br />

Holyoake auditorium and<br />

was attended by people from<br />

various groups including Dr<br />

Ron Bakerand then<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Collegeprincipal<br />

Owen McDowell.<br />

She said such was the<br />

206 Club volunteer Rosa Bennett flanked by Shirley Patterson<br />

(left) and Anne Fleming, cuts the cake to celebrate 30 years of<br />

206 Club.<br />

popularity of setting up the<br />

club that only one person<br />

from each representative<br />

organisation was able to be<br />

present.<br />

She startedcooking<br />

alongside the late Nancy<br />

Bullock and was full of praise<br />

for the 206Club,which was<br />

full of caring,considerate<br />

people and had beenan<br />

integral partofher life.<br />

‘‘If you have apassionyou<br />

will do it at the best of your<br />

ability,’’ she said.<br />

Over the years the club’s<br />

popularity has grown so<br />

much it now meetsthree<br />

times aweekatthe Senior<br />

Centre on CameronStreet.<br />

Age Concern <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

presidentJan McClelland<br />

said over theyears there had<br />

been many people in therole<br />

of director of dayservices.<br />

They includedJennifer<br />

Audeau (12 years),Sharon<br />

Ross, Leslee Clarke,Karen<br />

Bishop (six years), Mary<br />

Harrison (sevenyears)and<br />

AdairPethig,who has been<br />

director since 2017.


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RURAL/LIFESTYLE<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>24</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

15<br />

People first in Miller ‘farmily’<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Dairy farmerRebecca Miller<br />

likes to keep her finger on the<br />

pulse of thedairy industry.<br />

Keepingherself up to date<br />

with industry knowledge helps<br />

not only her farm business, but<br />

also helps others.<br />

Shehas been involved with<br />

the DairyWomen’s Network<br />

(DWN) for thepast 12 yearsas<br />

aconvenerand facilitator and<br />

is now businessgroup leader<br />

of <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Sheisalso<br />

Federated Farmers Mid<br />

Canterburysharemilker<br />

section chair and has done<br />

Good Boss campaign project<br />

work with DairyNZ as wellas<br />

other projects.<br />

Sheset up the district’s<br />

DWN while living in South<br />

Canterbury.<br />

Just four peopleturned up to<br />

the first sessionbut numbers<br />

have growntoaround50.<br />

‘‘I felt it was just whatwas<br />

needed,’’she said,ofthe<br />

connectionsthe group gave to<br />

rural women.<br />

Rebecca is the eldest of four<br />

siblings,and enjoys being an<br />

organiser, especially of events.<br />

Shesaid shehad been on<br />

some formofcouncil sinceshe<br />

was 11.<br />

Rebecca has notalways lived<br />

arural life, she was born in<br />

Aucklandand raised on farms;<br />

her parents were contract<br />

milkersfor many years and she<br />

spent time working in<br />

corporate national and<br />

international sales, marketing<br />

and analystroles.<br />

There were multiple shifts<br />

around theNorth Island from<br />

year to year as theyfollowed<br />

the dairyseason.<br />

The longesttime spent in any<br />

one place wasfiveyears.<br />

LookingbackRebecca,42,<br />

found thosemoves difficult,<br />

especially as the eldest child.<br />

There were household jobsto<br />

get donewhileMum andDad<br />

were out on the farm.<br />

Manyofthose learnings have<br />

shaped thewayshe,and<br />

husband Brent, 40, have raised<br />

their ownthree children,<br />

Blake, 15, Blair,12and<br />

Rhianna, 10, andrun their<br />

farm businesses and treated<br />

staff.<br />

Rebecca and Brenthave<br />

known each other since they<br />

were in theirlate teens and<br />

share asimilarlifephilosophy<br />

Brent and Rebecca Miller on farm.<br />

so workwelltogether.<br />

‘‘I’m extremelylucky he has<br />

my back through everything,’’<br />

she said.<br />

They are big on ‘‘farmily’’, a<br />

balance between working/<br />

living on farm and family.<br />

‘‘Everypersondeserves to be<br />

protected in aworking<br />

environment –not only their<br />

physical but psychological<br />

being as well. With farmily we<br />

wouldlove to create a<br />

movement, at all levelsof<br />

primary industry to connect,<br />

collaborate, andcommunicate.<br />

‘‘Having aconnected<br />

working environment with<br />

everyoneonboard is where the<br />

magic starts. It’s not only more<br />

productive andhealthy but<br />

profitable because your team<br />

is on board andengaged.’’<br />

The couple, under their<br />

company name MilkIQ, are<br />

sharemilkers on two farms.<br />

River TerraceDairy, is 336<br />

hectares effective on Withells<br />

Roads, Ealing, milking 1150<br />

friesian/jersey crossherd, in a<br />

60 bail rotary, and homefor six<br />

years.<br />

NearbyEalingPasturesfarm<br />

is around400 hectares from<br />

Maronan Ealingroadto<br />

Withells Road (it spans across<br />

fourroads in Ealing), milking<br />

1450 cows withsix full­time<br />

staff. The Millers are in their<br />

second season on Ealing<br />

Pastures.<br />

Thefarms supply Fonterra<br />

and across both farmsthey<br />

have amix of newand<br />

seasoned staff, somewho had<br />

been with the couplefor many<br />

years.<br />

Rebecca says retaining staff<br />

is important, especiallythose<br />

with young families,and they<br />

had awork practice to have<br />

everyone on farmlearning all<br />

processes on farm.<br />

It meantthere were few<br />

knowledge gapswhen people<br />

weresickorneededtime away.<br />

It also helped them run asix<br />

days­on, two days­off roster,<br />

with staffworking an average<br />

42­hour week.<br />

Thekey was daily<br />

communication and nipping<br />

issuesinthe bud, shesaid.<br />

‘‘This team has been really<br />

resilient. We live wherewe<br />

workand everyone has value,’’<br />

she said.<br />

MilkIQ was away to put more<br />

intelligence into their<br />

businesses.<br />

TheMilkIQ website is<br />

constantly being updated and<br />

plansare in place for anew<br />

project, Land Events. It’s an<br />

information platform to<br />

benefitother farmers and<br />

primary industrygroups.<br />

It will focus on events being<br />

heldbygroups, organisations<br />

andpeopleworking in the<br />

PHOTO: NATWICK STUDIOS<br />

primary industriesand give<br />

people one place they can<br />

access theinformation,<br />

Rebecca says.<br />

She is hopingitwill stop<br />

double­up events beingheld by<br />

industry members andallow<br />

more collaboration.<br />

The couple‘‘threw their hat<br />

in the ring’’ to see how they<br />

were tracking on theRiver<br />

Terrace farm(with owners<br />

Andrewand RacheleMorris)<br />

and enteredthe Dairy<br />

Business of the Year in 2019.<br />

They placedrunner­up,and<br />

won best Canterbury farm<br />

performance, best people<br />

performanceand leadership,<br />

and business resilience lowest<br />

cost of productionper kg/ms.<br />

In <strong>2020</strong>, theywon the same<br />

award categories and also won<br />

the mediuminputwith best<br />

financials.<br />

‘‘Our passion is people. We<br />

have ideas how to developand<br />

engage ateam.’’<br />

Peoplewereone of the most<br />

important aspect of their<br />

business modelusinga<br />

septuple bottomline.<br />

‘‘If everything elseis<br />

working(withyour staff), profit<br />

will happen anyway,’’ she said.<br />

They were looking, in the<br />

future,topackage their<br />

processes to others through<br />

their website and various<br />

online channels.<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

MUSTERERSRUGBY<br />

Rakaia Gorge Musterers willtake<br />

on Methven Binacharity rugby<br />

matchatthe Methven rugby<br />

grounds this Saturday. Acollection<br />

bucketwill be on site for donations<br />

and there will also be acharity<br />

auction after thegame. All proceeds<br />

raisedwill go to St John ambulance.<br />

Theannual eventhas beenrun<br />

for the past 63 years, althoughnot<br />

consecutively, andtraditionally<br />

played at the end of the autumn<br />

muster.<br />

Musterers team manager Paul<br />

Ensor said aUnder 8s and 9s<br />

curtain raiserwould begin at<br />

1.30pm with the maingamefrom<br />

2.30pm.<br />

GOODYARN<br />

WORKSHOP<br />

RuralSupport Trust is hosting afree<br />

Goodyarn WorkshoponNovember<br />

9at<strong>Ashburton</strong>Seniors Centre, on<br />

Cameron Street, from 11amto2pm.<br />

It’s designed to help people<br />

recognise and respondtofriends,<br />

family, colleagues or customers<br />

suffering fromstressormental<br />

illness. It is aimedatanyone living<br />

or working in the ruralcommunity.<br />

Anyone interested canRSVPtorst.<br />

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haveorganisedmotivational<br />

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at the Hinds CommunityHall on<br />

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Tony is aworld-leading<br />

motivational andinspirational<br />

speaker who is humorous, bold and<br />

straighttalkingasheshareshis life<br />

story. He hasnolegs,the result of a<br />

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nine,yet has aremarkable life. The<br />

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FARM SALES UP<br />

Datafrom theRealEstate Institute<br />

of NewZealand(REINZ) shows<br />

therewere 121 more farmsalesfor<br />

the three months ended August<br />

<strong>2020</strong>than forthe sameperiod in<br />

2019.<br />

Overall,therewere 386 farm<br />

salesinthe threemonths ended<br />

August, compared to 341for the<br />

threemonths ended July <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

The median price per hectare for<br />

all farms sold in the three months to<br />

August <strong>2020</strong> was$25,657<br />

compared to $25,346in2019.<br />

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PromotedbyDementia Canterbury, the<br />

seminar will lookatthe process of accessing<br />

funded home support and will explain the<br />

InterRai Assessment.<br />

It willalso look at factors to help you know<br />

when it might be time to consider residential<br />

care.<br />

The October 15 seminar runs from 10.30am<br />

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Charlie andEsmaHill have sold their<br />

beloved boutique vineyard business,<br />

CharRees.<br />

It's abittersweet momentasthe<br />

sale was fast­tracked due to Mr Hill’s<br />

ongoing health issues. He was<br />

advised to slow down andstop heavy<br />

lifting work.<br />

They have enjoyed some wonderful<br />

friendships metthrough visitors to<br />

the vineyard, and on their market<br />

travels.<br />

Meeting people arethe thing we<br />

will miss most, Mr Hill said.<br />

‘‘It's beenanexperience. We have<br />

had some very supportive clients ...<br />

and people in thewine industry,’’ he<br />

said, including horticulturist, and<br />

mentor, Jim Grierson and winemaker<br />

Kirk Bray.<br />

‘‘We are going to miss it, no two<br />

ways about it,’’ hesaid, of the<br />

vineyard.<br />

The residential lifestyle property<br />

which spans 9.5 hectaresonLaings<br />

Road, is on the outskirts of Tinwald.<br />

The vineyard was establishedin1999<br />

with 3500 pinot noir and 4000 pinot<br />

gris vines, followed by 1800 riesling in<br />

2008.<br />

The Hillshaveafewcasesofwine<br />

left for sale; mostly Riesling and<br />

bottles of their Sparkling Pearl.<br />

They areplanning aclosingdown<br />

sale on October 18,with wine anda<br />

range of household items up for sale.<br />

While they have no set plans yet, they<br />

are planning on retiring to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

and willtakeabreather from making<br />

any immediate plans.<br />

The vineyard has been sold to<br />

Victoria Johnson, of Mayfield, who<br />

plans to keep thevines and expand<br />

the venue. She takes over on<br />

November 2.<br />

Esma and Charlie Hill are celebrating<br />

the sale of their beloved vineyard<br />

CharRees and will now enjoy<br />

retirement.<br />

Drill win for brigade team<br />

Ajunior team from<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> has won the<br />

Canterbury Boys Brigade<br />

DrillCompetition and a<br />

secondteam has placedthird<br />

in the senior competition.<br />

The juniors, all Year 8<br />

students, wonatrophy and<br />

certificate for their effortsat<br />

therecent event heldat<br />

Lincoln.<br />

The samegroup came<br />

third lastyear and is led by<br />

Nathan Steer.<br />

Ittookoverall top honours<br />

in uniforminspection, drill<br />

and marching sections.<br />

The purpose of thedrill is<br />

to promote positive habits<br />

likediscipline,self­respect,<br />

self­controland<br />

concentration.<br />

It also promotes positive<br />

physicalbearing, helps<br />

develop leadership and<br />

encourages pride in aunit.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong>unit<br />

practicesdrills in the<br />

The winning <strong>Ashburton</strong> Boys Brigade junior team (from left)<br />

Tristin Wills, Gideon Kuipers, Nathan Steer ,James Clark,<br />

Joshua Holland and Makai Heke.<br />

PHOTO SUPPLIED<br />

Tancred Street sports hall on<br />

Friday nights.<br />

The Boys Brigadebegan in<br />

1883and combines christian<br />

valueswithideas from the<br />

military, such as drills,<br />

outdoor education andan<br />

award system.<br />

Activity funding available<br />

Mid Canterbury clubs and<br />

groups associated with play,<br />

active recreation and sport<br />

are being encouraged to<br />

apply to anew Sport NZ fund<br />

that has been set up to help<br />

with programme or service<br />

delivery costs.<br />

CalledTuManawa<br />

Aotearoa,the fund is aimed<br />

at community based<br />

programmesand projects<br />

targeting activity for<br />

childrenand young people.<br />

Nearly $1.5 million is<br />

available in the Canterbury<br />

and West Coast regiontobe<br />

usedover the next next12<br />

months.<br />

The fundisbeing<br />

administered by Sport<br />

Canterbury.<br />

Jan Cochranefrom Sport<br />

Mid Canterbury saidthe<br />

fundoffered supportfor<br />

transport,venue and<br />

equipment hire costs,and<br />

also the costofofficials and<br />

co­ordinators.<br />

Mid Canterbury had ‘‘done<br />

verywell’’ from the<br />

Government’s sports<br />

resilience fundingpackages<br />

offeredearlier this year, but<br />

the new fundwas aimed at a<br />

wider group.<br />

Mrs Cochranesaid the first<br />

round of applications had<br />

justclosed and therehad<br />

beenagoodresponseand a<br />

second round opened on<br />

October12, closing on<br />

December4.<br />

She expected aquick<br />

turnaroundofapplications.<br />

Applications can be made<br />

through the sportcanterbury.<br />

org.nz website.<br />

Contact JanCochrane on<br />

027 221 8023 for more<br />

information.


NEWS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> <strong>24</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

17<br />

New timelines for<br />

Lake Hood campus<br />

Workiscontinuing behind<br />

the scenesonthe ambitious<br />

Southern Parallel Sports<br />

Campus project to be located<br />

at Lake Hood.<br />

The $50million sports<br />

campusisproposed by APT<br />

Sports Academy Ltd,<br />

supported by Aonghus NZ<br />

Ltd, WestburyInvestment<br />

Group USA, investment<br />

partners, the Allied Forces<br />

Foundation,and through<br />

alliances with New Zealand<br />

and North American<br />

universities.<br />

The fullservice campus<br />

will deliver targeted<br />

resilience training,<br />

academic and business<br />

education programmes<br />

catering specifically to high<br />

performance athletes,<br />

disabledathletes and<br />

woundedservice menand<br />

women’sphysical, mental,<br />

self­esteem and education<br />

needs.<br />

Catherine Stuart,<br />

managing partnerof<br />

Aonghus, said the project<br />

was absolutely going ahead<br />

and although it had been<br />

quietfor awhile, workwas<br />

progressing to ensure it did<br />

happen.<br />

The project had agrowing<br />

‘‘Kiwi’’ team of investors,<br />

advisers, educationalliances<br />

and service providers anda<br />

significant international<br />

support basewhose<br />

commitments wouldensure<br />

the success of the project.<br />

Aggressive project<br />

timelinesfor the project<br />

havenow been pushed back<br />

by around 12 months.<br />

Instead of the original<br />

opening date of mid 2021, the<br />

complex is now scheduled to<br />

openbyJuly 2022.<br />

Construction is earmarked<br />

to start in May nextyear and<br />

will follow on from work<br />

finalising investments,<br />

grants,plans and consents.<br />

Golf resort goes under<br />

hammer, sells for $6.6m<br />

Terrace DownsGolfResort<br />

has sold under the hammer<br />

for $6.6million followingthe<br />

deathofits former owner<br />

from Covid­19.<br />

Competitionatthe CBRE<br />

auction for thegolf resort in<br />

theCanterbury highcountry<br />

was high, with the property<br />

attracting strong interest<br />

from buyers.<br />

The course was put on the<br />

market afterthe death of<br />

multi­millionaire Japanese<br />

investor Hiroshi Hasegawa,<br />

who purchased it in 2012<br />

after approval from the<br />

OverseasInvestment Office.<br />

Hasegawa was 59 when he<br />

died in April.<br />

He had turned the resort<br />

into aglobally recognised<br />

luxury golf andadventure<br />

destination.<br />

Tim Rookes, managing<br />

directorofCBRE<br />

Christchurch, and Warren<br />

Hutt, seniordirectorof<br />

capital markets, CBRE<br />

Auckland, whomarketed the<br />

property on behalf of<br />

Hasegawa's estate,said the<br />

property was boughtbya<br />

private investor.<br />

“We’redelighted to get<br />

such afantastic result for<br />

this stunning property. The<br />

level of interest<br />

demonstrates that investors<br />

have ongoing appetite for<br />

high­quality assets,” said Mr<br />

Rookes.<br />

“As golf courses don’tcome<br />

to the market very often, this<br />

is atrophy asset for the new<br />

ownerand we wish them all<br />

the verybest,” added Mr<br />

Hutt.<br />

TerraceDowns was<br />

The Terrace Downs Golf Resort has sold.<br />

recently ranked by New<br />

Zealand Golf magazine as<br />

one of thecountry's top five<br />

courses.<br />

The par 72 course is 6406m<br />

longand is describedas<br />

havingaScottishhighland<br />

feel. It offers achoiceoffour<br />

tees on each hole and<br />

incorporates10lakes and<br />

over 60 bunkers.<br />

It wasdesignedbythe late<br />

SidPuddicombe, a<br />

celebrated Canadian golf<br />

course architect.<br />

On the northern side of the<br />

Rakaia River,the resort<br />

features extensive<br />

landscaping, with tussock<br />

plantings, lakesand stands<br />

of woodland andbush.<br />

Along, 1.8km riverfront<br />

boundary borders the river,<br />

withterracedlawns<br />

providing excellentviews of<br />

famouswaterway.<br />

Panoramic views of Mt Hutt<br />

and surrounding mountains<br />

are astrongfeature<br />

throughoutthe property.<br />

Sealedroads provide<br />

accessto78privately­owned<br />

residential sites; including a<br />

cluster of 52 apartments and<br />

26 free­standingchalet­style<br />

homes scattered throughout<br />

the property.<br />

Aportionofland at the<br />

property’s southern end,<br />

known as The Peaks, was<br />

previously consentedfor<br />

subdivisioninto20large<br />

luxury home sites, however<br />

this consent haslapsed.<br />

Mr Rookes told OneRoof<br />

that therewas agenuine<br />

desire amonglocals in<br />

Canterbury to see Terrace<br />

Downs succeed.‘‘It's really<br />

heartening to see that<br />

support. There's an<br />

emotionalconnectiontothe<br />

resort in Canterbury ­people<br />

want to seeitcontinue.’’<br />

Trust approves grants<br />

Community Trust of Mid &<br />

South Canterbury has<br />

approved grants totalling<br />

$98,799 to 16 organisations in<br />

its latest funding round.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> district grants<br />

wenttoRakaia Memorial<br />

Hall ($9,180 to replace<br />

seating), Methven Golf Club<br />

($7,000 towards amotorised<br />

trailer), Allenton Sports Club<br />

($8,550 towards amower),<br />

Rakaia PonyClub ($10,000 for<br />

new fencing) and <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Community Alcohol &Drug<br />

Service ($2,808 for updating<br />

technology).<br />

In Geraldine, the Orari<br />

EquestrianCentre was give<br />

$1783to helpdevelop a<br />

Health &Safety Policy and a<br />

Fire Evacuation Planfor the<br />

Orari Racecourse grounds.<br />

Other funding wentto<br />

Dementia Canterbury<br />

($5000), Parkinson’s NZ Ct<br />

($10,000), CCS Disability<br />

Action ($5000), Stroke<br />

Foundation of NZ ($5000)and<br />

Hearing Dogs for Deaf<br />

People NZ ($10,000).<br />

Community Trust of Mid&<br />

South Canterbury will hold<br />

its annualmeeting at Hotel<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>at 10.30am on<br />

October 12.


<strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 27<br />

<strong>24</strong> <strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Message From ThePrincipal<br />

Term Threeand Adjustments<br />

On the day that this article appears inprint we<br />

will have only two days ofTerm Three left and<br />

we,along with all communities,havefaced many<br />

challengesthis term.<br />

We were fortunatetobeabletohold our College<br />

Ball beforethe returnofCOVID-19, Level2.<br />

Additionally wemanaged to get all our major<br />

sports through their local competitions but there were noregional or<br />

nationalcompetitionstofollow.<br />

We held our College exams, but two weeks later than had been<br />

earlier scheduled. Wewere also able tohost our second round ofAko<br />

interviews.<br />

All ofthese achievements required adjustment, re-organisation and<br />

uncertainty. My thanks goes to all staff who worked around these<br />

challenges, and to all who coached and managed our various sports<br />

teams.<br />

Impacts<br />

Therewereanumber of College events thatcouldn’t go ahead this term,<br />

including the parent-teacher-studentinterviewsatthe Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

our Lip Sync and Music Evenings and House Waiata competitions -<br />

although the Lip Sync competition washeld via video competitions.<br />

It is unfortunate thatthese events didn’t occur, but we had to followall<br />

health guidelines.<br />

It is worth noting that interruptions due to COVID will continue inthe<br />

future, with the news that the bulk of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> A&PShow won’t<br />

be happening, as scheduledatthe endofOctober.<br />

Like many secondary schools, weare planning for amajor reduction in<br />

our international student numbers next year. Ahandful ofour current<br />

students will remain with us over the summer break and bewith us for<br />

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

mean thatwelose our international cross-cultural flavour and inputthat<br />

students bring into our College, and there are financial implications for<br />

the College andcommunity.<br />

AttendancePatterns<br />

Another challenge caused by COVID is to have our students back into<br />

moreregular attendance patterns.<br />

In anormal term our overall attendance isatabout 85%, and this was<br />

the rate post-lockdown. However, our data for this term indicates that<br />

the level hasdropped to 76%for allstudents,with greaterconcerns for<br />

someethnicities.<br />

We believe this trend has been caused by two factors. Some of our<br />

studentshavebeen required to carefor younger siblings so that parents<br />

can take on extra work, plus some parents have been anxious about<br />

COVID and are keeping their children at home to ensure their safety,<br />

despite knowing there has been no community transmission in the<br />

South Island.<br />

TheSprintthatisTerm Four<br />

Next term is averitable sprint for our senior students. The first day of<br />

term is Monday 12October and our Year 13 Graduation Ceremony is<br />

scheduled to be held on Thursday05November,atthe <strong>Ashburton</strong> Trust<br />

EventCentre.<br />

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

10 November. This year we are holding acombined year level event in<br />

the EA Networks Centre. Of course, weare planning for these events<br />

on the assumption that weremain at COVID Level 1.There are various<br />

options beingconsidered if we returntorestrictions on gathering sizes.<br />

Good Wishes forthe StudentHolidayBreak<br />

Have agreat break and thanks to everyone who has supported us<br />

throughthe challengesofthis term.<br />

Many thanks<br />

Ross Preece<br />

Principal •Tumuaki<br />

Information<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Year 9<br />

Academic Scholarships<br />

Criteria and application forms arenow available from your child’s school.<br />

TheClosing Date forapplications is<br />

Thursday05November <strong>2020</strong>, 3:30pm.<br />

Theacademic examinations willbeheldat<strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

on Monday16Novemberfrom9:00am–11:15am.<br />

Enquiriesand applications to be madetoSheenaTyrrell,<br />

ManagementAdministrator,<br />

Email: ts@ashcoll.school.nz<br />

Phone: 308 4193, extension 812; 027 <strong>24</strong>7 8003.<br />

Please notethatthese Scholarships are<br />

Academic ExcellenceScholarships.<br />

AshColl Way<br />

Information<br />

Transition DepartmentNews<br />

Scholarshipsthrough <strong>Ashburton</strong>College<br />

Information and application forms for scholarships administered through<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College were made available to students this week.<br />

These scholarships are offered each year by local businesses and<br />

organisations, and <strong>Ashburton</strong>College.<br />

Closing dates vary (starting from early next term), so please check<br />

application formscarefully.<br />

Booklets containing the information and criteria<br />

canbecollectedfromthe Transition Office (T12).<br />

Events<br />

LibraryStudy Nights in August /<strong>September</strong><br />

an UnprecedentedSuccess<br />

Study Nights in the Library (Te Whare Pukapuka Matauranga) have been<br />

operating for agood number of years, asaway of supporting students in<br />

their preparation for practice and external exams. Teacher Librarian Anne<br />

Williams said thatthe latter years of amoreformal arrangementofaccessing<br />

teaching staff volunteers,and advertising the evenings to the studentbody<br />

has paid dividends in termsofnumbers of students attending.<br />

Thelibrarystaffare certainly<br />

acknowledged fortheir<br />

managementofthis programme.<br />

Anne said that, in the early years,<br />

it wascelebratedwhen thirty<br />

students attended –onagood<br />

night.<br />

This has changed over the years<br />

and the uptake by both staff and<br />

students this year hit an all-time<br />

high.<br />

Over the seven nights, there were 537 sign-ins by students and twenty<br />

eightstaff members supporting the students.<br />

Putting these numbers in perspective, attendance atStudy Nights leading<br />

up to external exams last year,held 394 sign-ins over tennights.<br />

On Tuesday 02October alone, 94 students signed in, with asecond room<br />

being opened up to accommodate everyone.<br />

These evenings provide an opportunity for students to ask questions of<br />

staff,learn howtorevise effectively,tocollaboratewitheach other and staff,<br />

and to adopt positiveexam preparation procedures.<br />

We acknowledge the students’commitment and mahi (work) by staff, not<br />

just for making Study Nights happen but also meeting students outside of<br />

the Study Nights to provide revision support during free periods, intervals<br />

and lunchtimes,across departments.<br />

College HospitalityCourse:<br />

Off-SiteExperiencefor Students<br />

At the end of August,eighteen Year 12 students from theCollege'sLevel 2<br />

HospitalityCourse were hosted by staff at the Hotel<strong>Ashburton</strong>, foratwohourpracticalsession.<br />

Students weregiven atour of thefacilitiesand were involved in anumber<br />

of activities including table setting, order taking and beverage service. As<br />

they were setting upfor lunch and dinner service, hygiene and accuracy<br />

were emphasised.<br />

Teacher KentSlocombe saidthatfortunately allsurvived having their drink<br />

order served to them,although not without the odd scare!<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College thanksthe Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong> Managementand Staff for<br />

their supportofthis programme.<br />

(Pictured right):<br />

Charlottedelivers<br />

the order to ‘guest’<br />

GabbyNaylor.<br />

(Pictured left):<br />

CharlotteThomas<br />

takescarewithher<br />

drink order under<br />

the close supervision<br />

of the Hotel<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’sEvent<br />

Co-ordinator<br />

Paige Lott.<br />

Events<br />

Studylink TertiaryEvening at College<br />

On Monday14<strong>September</strong>,<br />

approximately seventy<br />

Year 13 students and their<br />

parents/caregivers attended<br />

a presentation in the College Staffroom, given by Matt Heaney from<br />

Studylink. Studylink,aserviceofthe MinistryofSocialDevelopment, helps<br />

students make informedchoices about their studentfinance, howtoapply<br />

foritand manage it online.<br />

Head ofSenior School Abbey Bruce said that those attending were given<br />

information on how toapply for student loans and allowances for their<br />

tertiarystudy, accommodation costs and various deadlines.<br />

Matt gave the following threekey points:<br />

1. Fees Free Scheme: If starting tertiarystudy forthe first time,there may<br />

be eligibility to have fees paidthroughthe Fees Free scheme.<br />

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

· TechnicalInstitute (Polytechnic)<br />

· University<br />

· Wānanga<br />

· PrivateTrainingEstablishment<br />

2. Student Loan: The Student Loan is to help with paying fees for study,<br />

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

if notable to getaStudentAllowance.<br />

3. Student Allowance: The Student Allowance isaweekly payment not<br />

required to be paid back. However, fortertiarystudents under <strong>24</strong> years<br />

old it is generallybasedonparents/caregivers’income.<br />

College is very fortunate to have staff from Studylink attend and answer<br />

questions first-hand.<br />

Forfurther information: www.studylink.govt.nz or 0800 88 99 00<br />

Year 11 OutdoorEducation Students to<br />

Mt Thomas<br />

Mt Thomas lies in the foothills of the Southern Alps, inthe Oxford area.<br />

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

forests,this is an area of interest and information.<br />

On Friday11August, Phys Ed teachers RachelDonaldson and Luke Martin,<br />

with adozen Outdoor Education class students tackled this tramp upthe<br />

1023metrehigh Mt Thomas. Regardedasanadvancedtramping track,this<br />

is a4-7 hourouting!<br />

Rachel said they had agreat day, completingthe walk in avery good time<br />

and, with snow falling atthe top ofthe mountain, there were great scenic<br />

views, albeitaverycold temperature.<br />

(Picturedabove): Group membersheading up the track into thefalling<br />

snow.<br />

(Pictured above, left to right): Trying to keep warm atthe summit are<br />

Ethan Gray, William Makutu, Danny Glanville, Oakley Gairns, Jamie Larter,<br />

Guy Stanway, BaileyGleeson, GeorgiaHart, ElizabethHastie,BrodynGabites.<br />

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


<strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 27<br />

<strong>24</strong> <strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Congratulations<br />

Lip Sync <strong>2020</strong><br />

As advised in aprevious newsletter the changing COVID requirements<br />

necessitated achange to the customary live performance evening, which<br />

was scheduled for Tuesday 18 August. This evening was instead replaced<br />

by video entries.<br />

The Junior and Senior Sections were judged by Teacher of Drama<br />

Jack Hanrahan, and the HouseFest by our ever-versatile House Sports<br />

Co-ordinatorand Withdrawal Room Supervisor Jayne Cornelius.<br />

PerformanceDirectorand Teacher of Drama ClaireBubb said thatauditions<br />

wereheld beforeCOVID restrictions createdthe need to change to on-line,<br />

but that these were very well attended. From these auditions fourteen<br />

groups were selectedtogothrough to the finals competition.<br />

Resultsfrom the on-line competition were:<br />

Junior Competition:<br />

1st Dancing Queens – Ollie Bubb,Eddie Galbraith, Kasey Higson<br />

and Molly McKenna.<br />

2nd Sisters of the Heart<br />

Junior Competition winners<br />

(pictured right, lefttoright):<br />

Molly McKenna, Ollie Bubb,<br />

Eddie Galbraith, KaseyHigson.<br />

– Danielle Faichnie and<br />

Tasmyn Cameron-Neighbour.<br />

Senior Competition:<br />

1st SandraD –Brooke Miller,Hannah O’Reilly,Olivia Lill and<br />

Hayley Tallentire.<br />

2nd RedMash Mix – Hannah O’Reilly,Christian Juntilla, Joseph Collins,<br />

Olivia Lill,Caleb Ward, HayleyTallentire,<br />

Arnold Pantojaand Brendan Fleming.<br />

3rd Better When I’mDancing –Jessalene Eclipse.<br />

Excitement ishigh amongst the College Team Shooters with the recent<br />

announcement of the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Shooting<br />

Competition (NZSSS) confirmed results.<br />

This competition is shot throughout the length and breadth of New<br />

Zealand and demands ahigh standard towin. With five member teams,<br />

the process really tests the depth of aschool’s talent. <strong>Ashburton</strong>College<br />

should be rightly proud to not only have won, in anew record result,but<br />

to have their Number 2team beating out other schools’first teams. The<br />

result is avery real credit to the students, totheir dedication and talent,<br />

and especially in such atrying year.<br />

This competition is a postal shoot and is run over four rounds of shooting,<br />

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

match. This makes it a significant competition throughout which, to be<br />

successful, teams have to consistently produce quality results over a long<br />

period of time.<br />

Overall the twoteams gained aremarkable set of results,with <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College having medallists in four of the fiveindividual grades. Jack Jones<br />

was perhaps the hard luck story, finishing with an excellent score, for a<br />

close4th in CGrade,just out of the medals.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College 1Team<br />

The winning team members were: Shania Harrison-Lee (Captain),<br />

Jack Jones,Jack McIntosh, CharlotteMcKenzie and Emma Smith.<br />

Shania Harrison-Lee as Captain led from the frontand the other shooters<br />

have all met the challenge head-on, with fantastic results.<br />

More than impressively, this is the sixth consecutive year that <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College has won this title.While there isaconsistency ofteam members,<br />

there are also new shooters in the mix which speaks hugely well for the<br />

depth of talentwithin the MidCanterburycommunity.<br />

Gold Medal and Champion Team with aRecord-Winning Score<br />

Theteamgained this win with amorethanimpressiverecordscore of<br />

1954.102, which the co-ordinator ofthe event noted ‘would take some<br />

beating’inthe future. Second-placed was Palmerston North Girls’High<br />

School,on1941.81 which Manager Nina McKenzie said wasascore that, in<br />

manyother years,would have wonthe competition. Thirdwas Cambridge<br />

High School with 1919.70 points.<br />

To give some idea of how strong this final winning team score was, the<br />

team’s average across the targets wasataMasterGrade level (the highest<br />

grade of shooting in New Zealand), which is simply exceptional for<br />

secondarystudents.<br />

In the final double card round, which is generally considered to be<br />

demanding of secondary students, the <strong>Ashburton</strong> College 1 team<br />

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

any day, let alone under pressure. This level sealed the victory for the<br />

team, afterentering the finalround with only aslimtwo pointlead!<br />

ImpressiveIndividual Results were:<br />

In amongst the College 1Team result, were also impressive individual<br />

results:<br />

Shania Harrison-Lee Gold Medal Master Grade Champion, and<br />

second Overall Individual, after a very close<br />

tussle with her Palmerston North counterpart,<br />

Stephanie McNair.<br />

Senior competition<br />

winners (pictured<br />

left, lefttoright):<br />

Brooke Miller,<br />

Hayley Tallentire,<br />

Olivia Lill.<br />

(Front):<br />

Hannah O’Reilly.<br />

House Fest Placings were:<br />

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

The victorious Blue House members (pictured above, backrow,lefttoright):<br />

RileyTindall, Molly Milmine, KaseyHigson, Ella Shanks,RubyLeverton.<br />

(Middle row, lefttoright): Mikayla Roulston, Caendal Harris, Coty Cuadrado,<br />

Harriet Leverton (Blue House Co-Captain), Lily Davidson, Will Rollinson,<br />

PoppyKilworth, Mollie McKenna.<br />

(Front row, left toright): Lusungu Mbambo, Bailey Gray, Liam Sullivan<br />

(Blue House Co-Captain), NahteshiyaWatene.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Triple SSS Winning Team for Amazing Sixth Consecutive Year<br />

Emma Smith Bronze Medal in A Grade, and 5th Overall<br />

Individual.<br />

CharlotteMcKenzie Gold Medal B Grade Champion, and 4th<br />

Overall Individual.<br />

Jack Jones<br />

Fourth placed in C Grade and 13th Overall<br />

Individual.<br />

Jack McIntosh Tenthplaced and 22nd OverallIndividual.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College 2Team<br />

Team members were: Brontson Cudmore, Bree Greer, Tane Moore,<br />

Sama Sooialo and Madi Tourle.<br />

Claudia Cudmorecompeted as an individual.<br />

Nina reported that the results of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> College 2 Team were<br />

excellentalso with Year 9studentMadi Tourle leading from the front.<br />

IndividualResultswere:<br />

Madi Tourle<br />

Silver Medal (Runner-up Champion) in DGrade,<br />

andanimpressive 15thOverall Individual.<br />

The balance ofthe team, plus Claudia shooting as an individual, had<br />

good individual finishes in DGrade, being: Claudia Cudmore 8th;<br />

Brontson Cudmore 11th; Sama Sooialo 25th, Bree Greer 35th, and<br />

Tane Moore41st).<br />

Very SoundTeam2Result<br />

Madi Tourle helped steer the <strong>Ashburton</strong> College 2team to 9th placing<br />

overall, impressively beating first teams of some other schools and<br />

showing exciting potential, particularly given the majority ofthe team is<br />

made up of junior students.<br />

Congratulations go also to neighbouring Mt Hutt College shooters, who<br />

finished avery creditable 8th placing overall, with their shooters being<br />

Amelia Swan, Eddie Millichamp,HunterLill, Jess Heavenand Jess Lill.<br />

BatonChanges Ahead andContribution Appreciations<br />

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

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

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College, has been enormous. They leave <strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

in good stead though, with all three other members of the first team only<br />

being Year 10 and,together with Madi and manyothers,thereisperhaps<br />

the strongest contingentcoming through thatthe College has ever seen,<br />

which bodes well forcontinued success.<br />

Medals and Certificatesfor both the Teams matchesand Individual Grades,<br />

areontheir wayto<strong>Ashburton</strong>College forpresentation.<br />

In ayear thathas been very disrupted,this group has worked consistently<br />

hardinthe time available to them, andthoroughly deserve their successes.<br />

Girls1st XV Rugby<br />

The AshHutt Girls’ 1st XV Rugby Team plays in the South Canterbury<br />

competition, at the end of whichaTownversus Countrymatchis held,asa<br />

pre-cursor to theHananShieldteam announcement.<br />

This event took place on Sunday 13 <strong>September</strong> atAlpine Stadium,Timaru,<br />

resulting in adecisive points-win to theTownteam by 58-17.<br />

The Town team was made up of players from Craighead Diocesan,Timaru<br />

Girls’High Schooland RoncalliCollege; whilethe Countryteam wasformed<br />

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

St Kevin’s College players.<br />

AshColl GirlsSelectedfor the Countryteam were:<br />

TC Trusler-Clark, Nesha Thompson, Naumai Terekia, Lauren Taylor,<br />

Gemma Taylor, Steph Geeson, Emma Rollinson, Roi Makutu,<br />

Khalani Brightwell. Megan Hurley was also selected but was unable to<br />

play due to injury. Absent from the game were Roi Makutu duetoatangi;<br />

Khalani andNaumaidue to illness.<br />

Hanan Shield Team Announcement<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College students announced in this team were Steph Geeson,<br />

Emma Rollinson and TC Trusler-Clark (ViceCaptain).<br />

TheHanan Shield team is apaper team.<br />

Coming Events<br />

AshHutt players namedin<br />

CountryTeam (pictured left, back<br />

row,lefttoright):<br />

Steph Geeson, NeshaThompson,<br />

Emma Rollinson, TC Trusler-Clark,<br />

Megan Hurley.<br />

(Front row, lefttoright):<br />

Lauren Taylor, GraceBleach<br />

(Mt Hutt College),Gemma Taylor.<br />

Photocredit: Tania Trusler-Clark<br />

<strong>September</strong><br />

25 Boys’1st XI Hockey,Christchurch<br />

Final DayofTermThree<br />

26-28 National Schools’Road Cycling,Palmerston North<br />

South Island and New Zealand Clay Target Championships,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Target Shooting New Zealand Interschools’Shoot,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

October<br />

02-04 National Schools’MTB Championships,Wellington<br />

06-07 SISS Cycling Track Championships,Invercargill<br />

14 AGS2TractorsDay2,Year12ACADGroup1, <strong>Ashburton</strong>Showgrounds<br />

15 ACAD1 Tractors Day 2, Year 12 ACAD Group 1, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Showgrounds<br />

16 Staff vs StudentExecutiveChess Match<br />

Some KeyForthcoming Dates<br />

November<br />

05 Year 13 Awards Ceremony, <strong>Ashburton</strong>TrustEvent Centre, 7:00pm<br />

10 Years 11 and 12 Prize-givings,EANetworksCentre, 7:00pm<br />

16-09 Dec NCEA Exams<br />

Term Dates<strong>2020</strong> –Terms Two, Threeand startofTerm Four<br />

Term Three<br />

-Friday25<strong>September</strong><br />

Term Four Monday12October -Thursday 05 November (Year 13)<br />

-Tuesday 10 November (Years 11 and 12)<br />

-Thursday 03 December(Year 10)<br />

-Friday04December (Year 9)<br />

Term Dates2021 –<br />

Term One Thursday 04 February (Years 9and 13)<br />

Friday05February (Years10and 12)<br />

Tuesday09February (Year 11) - Friday16April<br />

Term Two Monday03May -Friday09July<br />

Term ThreeMonday26July -Friday01October<br />

Term Four Monday18October - Thursday 28 October(Year 13)<br />

-Tuesday02November (Years11/12)<br />

-Thursday09December (Year 10)<br />

-Friday10December (Year 9)<br />

(Pictured lefttoright): Jack Jones (Team 1), Shania Harrison-Lee (Team 1),<br />

Madi Tourle (Team 2) and CharlotteMcKenzie(Team 1).<br />

(Pictured above, left to right): Ready for action Charlotte McKenzie,<br />

Jack Jones,Shania Harrison-Lee and Madi Tourle.<br />

(Absent): Emma Smith, Jack McIntosh, Sama Sooialo, Bree Greer,<br />

Tane Mooreand Broston Cudmore.


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Tinwald girls<br />

nab trophy in<br />

final seconds<br />

An unlikely shotinthe final 20 seconds<br />

earned the Tinwalddivision twowomen’s<br />

team abig South CanterburyHockey trophy<br />

at the weekend.<br />

Theside of Year9­11 girls from <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College andMtHutt College has trekked to<br />

Timaru every Sunday andtook thetrophy<br />

with a3­2 win over Roncalli College’s First<br />

XI.<br />

CoachJen Muir saidTinwald hadbeen<br />

behind mostofthe game after an early goal<br />

by JessiePitney but the scores werelocked<br />

2­2 with timealmostup.<br />

Tinwald hadbeen defending its goal when<br />

theymanaged to snaffle possessionand<br />

Laura Walshmade abreakdown the right<br />

side.Pitney,the rightstriker,was waiting in<br />

the circle and playedareverse shot that sent<br />

the ball into the back of thegoal.<br />

Shewas immediately mobbedbyher teammates<br />

andMuir,who co­coaches with<br />

husband Skip,held their breath whilethe<br />

match went intoumpires’ time. Luckily,that<br />

was brief.<br />

Muir saiditwas afantastic finish to the<br />

season,consideringthey almost didn’t enter<br />

whenCovid­19 upset early season<br />

preparations.<br />

Roncallihad been hotonattack as the<br />

finalwounddown.Tinwald had levelled the<br />

scores afteragoal from Walsh and some<br />

great workfrom goalie Caitlin Muir kept<br />

theminwith achance.<br />

Jen said the group was amix of talented<br />

and new players and theyhad gelled<br />

throughoutthe season, underthe captaincy<br />

of Piper Hood.<br />

She saidthe players hadconfidencein<br />

eachother’s ability to do their job on the<br />

pitchsowhen Walsh took thefast break, she<br />

had support.<br />

Pitney’s shothad aone in 10 chance of<br />

succeeding, and it did.<br />

Muir said the teamcame home with three<br />

cupsfrom the competition after being topon<br />

points after roundrobinplay.<br />

She saidthey grateful to the parents and<br />

supporters whohelped throughout the<br />

season and whomadethe triptoTimarufor<br />

the final.<br />

The second division grade includes<br />

Wakanui(whowon the plate final) and<br />

school teams fromaround South Canterbury.<br />

It wasagood weekend for other Mid<br />

Canterbury seniorhockeysides, the<br />

Wakanuiwomen beat Cambridge 5­2 to win<br />

the top women’s grade final, while the<br />

Wakanuimen lost 4­1 to Temuka intheir<br />

divisionone final.<br />

Covid worries<br />

stop salmon run<br />

Thisyear’s edition of theRakaia Salmon Run<br />

has become another covid casualty.<br />

The event’sorganising committee said the<br />

uncertainty of running an eventundercovid<br />

restrictions, rules andprotocols wastoo much<br />

for its small volunteer group.<br />

The decisiontocancel the event, sponsored<br />

by JacksonHolmes, came with<br />

disappointment andsadness. The event was to<br />

havebeen held on October17,now theday of<br />

the general election.<br />

Spokesperson JoBurrowssaid there had<br />

beenalot of deliberationand discussion<br />

about continuing,given the preparation and<br />

promotion already done.<br />

Astatement by the committeesaid: ‘‘It was<br />

decided thatthe health and safety, and also<br />

welfare ofour competitors, volunteers,<br />

marshalls and general community was more<br />

important than the risks involved,asmany of<br />

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small volunteer committee itwas too large a<br />

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free event.’’ Theevent will be back in 2021.<br />

The winning Tinwald division two hockey team and their trophy haul from the <strong>2020</strong> season.<br />

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Cup final for U15 footballers<br />

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

PHOTO DOUG BOVETT.<br />

MidCanterbury United’s 15th grade<br />

side will play in the Division 1cup<br />

final thisSaturday after an exciting<br />

penalty shoot­out victory against<br />

Cashmere Tech in the semis.<br />

Mid Canterbury were 2­0 down<br />

beforethey hit back with agoaljust<br />

beforehalftime.<br />

Abetter secondhalf performance<br />

sawthemlevel thescoresand force a<br />

penalty shoot out.<br />

In the tense shoot out they won 6­5<br />

on penalties.<br />

Mid Canterburyfinished second in<br />

the Under 15 competition over the<br />

regular season, buttable toppers<br />

Coastal Spirit were beaten 4­2 in the<br />

other semifinal by SelwynUnitedon<br />

Saturday.<br />

The resultsmeanMid Canterbury<br />

will host Selwyn in the cup finalin<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain.<br />

Kick­off is 9.15am and vocal home<br />

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CLUB NEWS<br />

ASHBURTON GOLF CLUB 9­HOLERS<br />

What a windy day it was last Thursday! It provided an extra<br />

challenge as we played.<br />

Winner of the round sponsored by Netherby Pharmacy was<br />

Robynne Nicoll with anett score of 31. Three players were close<br />

behind with scores of 30: Tonee Hurley, Colin Fleming and Denise<br />

O'Halloran. Tong King scored agobbler, winning aSmith and Church<br />

golf ball.<br />

Saturday's weather was so much better, with abeautiful sunny<br />

sky. Winner of the Harvey Bakehouse stableford round was Terry<br />

McMillian, 22 points, followed by Judy Shepherd, Laurence Hanrahan<br />

Snr and Gavin Johnston, 20 points.<br />

Then, Bruce Leighton, 19 points, Robynne Nicoll, 18points and<br />

Muriel Morgan, 17 points.<br />

Closest to the pin on the 14th hole was Bruce Leighton. The 9Hole<br />

Championship Finals will take place on Saturday <strong>September</strong> 26,<br />

teeing off at about 1pm. On Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>24</strong>, play will be<br />

sponsored by Sega Golf (putting) and Accountantz (best nett) and on<br />

October 1our sponsor will be Flowers @the Gate by Tone'e.<br />

CYCLING<br />

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers Winter Series Training Ride<br />

No13: Tie for first place, Ross Templeton, Don Sutton and Brent<br />

Kircher 28m 48s, 4th Brian Ellis 30m 58s, 5th Brent Hudson 30m 58s,<br />

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

Overdevest 28m 21s, 9th Roger Wilson 28m 26s, 10th Rachel Reid<br />

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

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

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

Kyle Gray <strong>24</strong>m 38s, 18th Liz Wylie 29m 11s, 19th Kerry Clough 29m<br />

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

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

25m 21s, 25th Paul Chapman 25m 22s, 26th Ron Kennedy 30m 04s,<br />

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

Johns 34m 59s, 30th Paul Wylie DNF.<br />

Mystery teams:<br />

1st 146 pts Michael Templeton, Matt Marshall, Paul Chapman,<br />

Don Morrison, Kurt Overdevest, Lucy Kirwan, Alan Johns, Pam<br />

Harcourt, Don Sutton, Brent Kircher. 2nd Team 155pts Kevin Opele,<br />

Marty Cuttle, Mike Hansen, Ross Templeton, Roger Wilson, Ron<br />

Kennedy, Liz Wylie, Janette Hooper, Brent Hudson, Paul Wylie. 3rd<br />

Team 161 pts Tony Ward, Rob Hooper, Kyle Gray, Doug Coley, Nick<br />

Grijns, Rachel Reid, Kerry Clough, Debbie Skinner, Ross Proctor,<br />

Brian Ellis.<br />

<strong>2020</strong> Points for the Winter Series: Madge Peach Ladies Trophy<br />

Kristine Marriott 96, Emma Hudson 68, Monique Brake 56, Michelle<br />

Knight 52, Liz Wylie 47, Marcel Smithers 36, Debbie Skinner 32,<br />

Rachel Reid 32, Shona McGrath 30, Lucy Kirwan 22, Janette Hooper<br />

18, Pam Harcourt 11, Zoe Nicholls 6.<br />

Jim Tate Under 40 yrs Steven Hands 75, Larry Neal 62, Matt<br />

Marshall 50, Mark Summerfield 42, Brad Hudson 41, Kyle Gray 35,<br />

Wayne Clement 22, Michael Templeton 22, Jelle Hendriksen 21,<br />

Gerrard Morrison 21, Sam Barltrop 21, Andrew Shepherd 18, Simon<br />

Chapman 6.<br />

Sandy MacKenzie Over 40 yrs Ross Templeton 117, Don Sutton<br />

87, Rob Hooper 80, Michael Gallagher 76, Tony Ward 73, Doug Coley<br />

65, Kevin Opele 46, Andy Skinner 43, Roger Wilson 41, Brian Ellis 38,<br />

Rob Redmond 32, John Uden 30, Mike Hansen 29, Kerry Clough 28,<br />

Marty Cuttle 13. Dave Knight 12. Paul Brake 9. Richard Kirwan 9.<br />

"MCSW Cup" over 60s. Don Morrison 104. Nick Grijns 62. Brent<br />

Hudson 44. Ross Proctor 37. Alan Johns 35. Colin Teahan 29. Ron<br />

Kennedy 15, Dave Shurrock 9, Nigel Leary 7, Kenny Johnston 6.<br />

Bruce Arnst Trophy under 15 yrs Zoe Nicholls 6.<br />

MCSW Trophy Overall Points Ross Templeton 117.<br />

Special Prizes Most Starts, 12 out of 12 Don Morrison and Nick<br />

Grijns.<br />

ASHBURTON BOWLING CLUB<br />

On March <strong>24</strong>, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Bowling Club, along with the rest of the<br />

country, closed for business for the foreseeable future.<br />

But, as from this past Saturday <strong>September</strong> 19, we are up and<br />

running again! We may have only one green available to us until<br />

November 27 (because of remedial work on the other green), but<br />

necessary tweaking of fixtureshas ensured that everything is covered.<br />

And, of course, our future is secure also!<br />

Our mayor, Neil Brown, joined executives and members of the<br />

club for our opening day on Saturday. It was aglorious day, sunshine,<br />

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

agreat day.<br />

We were started off by our mayor (having made a short but<br />

eloquent speech) bowling the first bowl of the season and it was areal<br />

cracker! Thank you, Mayor Brown, for all your efforts on our behalf.<br />

There was apresentation of the club’s 2019/<strong>2020</strong> competition<br />

winners post afternoon tea, among them the championship winners,<br />

Ladies– Junior Singles –LMills; Championship Singles –WSuttie;<br />

Championship Pairs –DGutberlet (s), LMills: Championship Triples<br />

– D Gutberlet (s), W Suttie, B Ewan; Championship Fours – D<br />

Gutberlet (s), DKing, SMaw, AGibbs.<br />

Men’s– Junior Singles –BDonaldson; Championship Singles –J<br />

Kewish; Championship Pairs –MHill (s), AMcKenzie; Championship<br />

Triples –MAnderson (s), DKinvig, JKewish; Championship Fours –<br />

MAnderson (s), MHill, AMacKenzie, JKewish.<br />

Today, <strong>September</strong> <strong>24</strong>, we will be playing the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Ladies<br />

Drawn Triples, 9.30 am, and on Saturday 26 we will have the first of<br />

our Saturday Combined Rollover Triples, start 1.15 pm. There will be<br />

no “home” Friday Triples until November 27.<br />

Have awonderful season everyone, and very good bowling!<br />

WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB<br />

Pat Burgess Tray Golf Croquet competition results -handicap -6<br />

to 4<br />

Bill Allnutt 7vsPat Alston 5; Sue Lamb 5vsBill Allnutt 7; Rod<br />

Webb 7vsBill Allnutt 4; Janice Murta 7vsBill Allnutt 6; Brian Goodwin<br />

7vsBill Allnutt 5; Bev Blair 4vsBill Allnutt 7; Pat Alston 6vsSue Lamb<br />

7; Rod Webb 6vsPat Alston 7; Janice Murta 7vsPat Alston 6; Brian<br />

Goodwin 7vsSue Lamb 6; Bev Blair 3vsPat Alston 7; Pat Alston 3<br />

vs Brian Goodwin 7; Sue Lamb 7vsRod Webb 4; Sue Lamb 7vs<br />

Janice Murta 4; Sue Lamb 7vsBev Blair 6; Rod Webb 3vs Janice<br />

Murta 7; Rod Webb 2vsBrian Goodwin 7; Rod Webb 3vsBev Blair<br />

7;<br />

Winner -6 t0 4handicap Pat Burgess Tray: Sue Lamb; Runner-up<br />

Janice Murta;<br />

South Canterbury Croquet Association results of the Canterbury<br />

vs South Canterbury Association croquet tournament held at Waireka<br />

Croquet Club Sunday 20september.<br />

Round 1<br />

Campbell &Jones 10 vs King &RMcCorkindale 10; Parkinson &<br />

Turner 13 vs Dollan and Fordyce 14; Couch &Clegg 17 vs Field and<br />

Merrick 12; Rogers and Johnston 9vsLMcCorkindale &Young 20;<br />

Winter &Jones 17 vs Alexander &Maxwell 3; Evans &Costigan 11<br />

vs McGlinchy &Santy 19; Kidd &Turner 6vsSimpson &Pluck 20;<br />

Results Round 1;Canterbury 83 vs South Canterbury 98;<br />

Round 2<br />

Couch &Clegg 29 vs Dollan &Fordyce 6; Winter &Jones 17 vs<br />

Simpson &Pluck 10; Evans &Costigan 16 vs Field &Merrick 4; Kidd<br />

&Turner 7vsAlexander &Maxwell 14; Rogers&Johnston15vsKing<br />

&RMcCorkindale 19; Rogers &Johnston 15 vs LMcCorkindale &<br />

Young 13; Campbell &Jones 4vsMcGlinchy &Santy 14; Results<br />

Round 2; Canterbury 94vsSouth Canterbury 80<br />

Round 3<br />

Kidd &Turner 17 vs Field &Merrick 6; Evans &Costigan 8vs<br />

Alexander &Maxwell 5; Campbell &Jones 17 vs Dollan &Fordyce 8;<br />

Parkinson &Turner 5vsLMcCorkindale &Young 14; Couch &Clegg<br />

16 vs McGlinchy &Pluck 8; Rogers &Johnston 16 vs King &R<br />

McCorkindale 26; Results Round 3; Canterbury 92 vs South<br />

Canterbury 74;<br />

Winner of the Tournament: Canterbury 269 vs South Canterbury<br />

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25<br />

The Great Kereru Count is on<br />

BY MARY RALSTON<br />

Here’s another greatcitizen<br />

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buildupaclearerpicture of<br />

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Kereru,New Zealand<br />

pigeon, are alsoknownas<br />

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Zealand’s biggestcitizen<br />

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It has beenrunningfor four<br />

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Kereru playacrucial role in<br />

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In our district, kereru are<br />

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wineberry, karamu and nikau<br />

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Why getinvolved?Kereru<br />

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Kererunumbers today are<br />

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As the weatherwarmsupand<br />

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outdoors for some great<br />

adventures, Police are reminding<br />

trampersto help keepthemselves<br />

safe.<br />

Wellington Search and Rescue<br />

co­ordinator actingsergeant Luke<br />

Taunton saidSearch and Rescue<br />

teamsfrom Kapiti and UpperHutt<br />

recently completed their first<br />

operation of the season after two<br />

women becamelost while walking<br />

the Titi Circular Track in<br />

AkatarawaForest.<br />

The pair textfamily after losing<br />

their way and Policewere notified<br />

ashort time later.<br />

“The women did lots of things<br />

right, they were well prepared for<br />

aday walk with warmclothing,<br />

food and emergency fire lighting<br />

equipment, but the overnight<br />

temperaturefor nearby Upper<br />

Huttwas expected to be ­3degC,”<br />

he said.<br />

“They weresafeand well and<br />

extremely happy to be reunited<br />

with their loved ones about 9pm.<br />

We urgeanyonegoingintothe<br />

bush for any lengthoftimetohope<br />

for the best butalways prepare for<br />

the worst. Thatmeans planning<br />

your route, checkingthe weather,<br />

seeking local knowledge if you’re<br />

unfamiliar with the terrain, and<br />

telling someone where you’re<br />

goingand when you’reback.’’<br />

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Farm visit showcases wetland<br />

New Zealand Landcare Trust<br />

have led the charge and got<br />

people talking about the<br />

benefits of wetlandsasfarm<br />

assets.<br />

It’s part of athree year<br />

project looking towork with<br />

farmers and the wider<br />

community to provide advice<br />

on managing wetlands, to share<br />

knowledge and show the<br />

benefits natural, or constructed<br />

wetlands, offer.<br />

As part of theproject staff<br />

from the trust, with speakers<br />

from Environment Canterbury<br />

(ECan), hosted afieldday this<br />

week at two MidCanterbury<br />

demonstration sites; the<br />

property of Ian and Sue<br />

Thornton, at Ealing, and the<br />

property of Angus andGemma<br />

McKenzie, at Lowcliffe.<br />

Theday was attended by 60<br />

people, including farmers,<br />

members of industry<br />

organisations, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Water Zone Committee<br />

members and <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District mayor, Neil Brown.<br />

New Zealand Landcare<br />

Trust’s Jo Buckner andJanet<br />

Gregory were there as well<br />

ECan’s Jason Butt, awetland<br />

plant specialist,and councillor<br />

Ian MacKenzie.<br />

Mr MacKenzie is chair of the<br />

project.<br />

Wetlands andtheir habitats<br />

are at most threat of<br />

disappearing especially with<br />

farming systems and we want to<br />

help farmers and landowners<br />

realise they are an asset rather<br />

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Coming up at the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Trust Event Centre<br />

The Shows Must Go On<br />

Environment Canterbury’s wetland plant specialist Jason Butt speaks in the wetland area of Ealing<br />

Dairies, owned by Ian and Sue Thornton.<br />

than aliability, Mr MacKenzie<br />

said.<br />

He said theproject team had<br />

been swamped by landowner<br />

interest, requeststoview and<br />

help develop their wetlands.<br />

Ms Buckner saidnoone size<br />

fitsall,it’s differentfor<br />

everyone with stages to go<br />

through beginning aproject.<br />

Mr Butt said actions for<br />

wetland development included<br />

understanding the site, its<br />

water retention, bird life, its<br />

biggest weeds and other threats<br />

such as wildlife or rodents.<br />

Despiteboth wetland farms<br />

being in the <strong>Ashburton</strong> district,<br />

the Thornton and McKenzie<br />

properties were examples of<br />

being very different.<br />

TheThornton’s have aQEII<br />

covenant on their braided river<br />

wetland which sits alongside<br />

the Rangitata River.<br />

They have gained agreat<br />

deal of knowledge since<br />

starting they startedrestoring<br />

thesitewithweed control,<br />

ecosystemsand hydrology to<br />

mahinga kai,predatorscontrol<br />

and native plantings.<br />

The McKenzie’s wetland is a<br />

living example of the<br />

CanterburyPlains dongas/dry<br />

gullies, with an eroded<br />

headland and ahapua/rivermouth<br />

lagoonbutting up<br />

against beach gravels.<br />

While fenced off many years<br />

ago, the wetlandshows the<br />

coastal squeeze on wetlands<br />

along the Canterbury Bight.<br />

The wetland management<br />

plan helps the couple address<br />

challenges around willow<br />

control, native planting and<br />

protecting coastal habitat.<br />

Yippee ...Level 1–And the shows will go on!<br />

Rock NPop <strong>2020</strong> –Solid Gold<br />

Twilight<br />

tennis<br />

Mid Canterbury Tennis is<br />

seekingentries in its popular<br />

Twilight competitionheldon<br />

Wednesday evenings from<br />

OctoberthroughtoMarch.<br />

The social competition is<br />

ideal for familygroups, friends<br />

and businessassociates.<br />

Run in twogrades,the<br />

competitionisalso suitable for<br />

introducing newtennis players<br />

or re­introducing players who<br />

haven’t picked up aracquetfor<br />

awhile.<br />

You can enterasateam oran<br />

individualand organisersare<br />

happy to place individualsinto<br />

asuitableteam.<br />

Entriesclose on October4<br />

and the first games aretobe<br />

played on October 14.<br />

Furtherdetails on the Mid<br />

CanterburyTennis website.<br />

HOCKEY DRAW<br />

Draw <strong>September</strong> 25 to 27 <strong>September</strong><br />

Friday 25 <strong>September</strong>Just Hockey SSL Div<br />

1Boys Nga Puna Wai 27.20 pm St Bede's<br />

College 2nd XI v<strong>Ashburton</strong> College 1st XI<br />

(Umpires supplied)<br />

Small Sticks<br />

Saturday 26 <strong>September</strong> Fun Sticks 11.00<br />

am Draws made on the day (Coaches)<br />

Sunday 27 <strong>September</strong> 1st Grade Men<br />

4.00 pm Allenton vTinwald Orange (Tinwald<br />

Black, Hampstead Lowcliffe) 5.25 pm<br />

Wakanui v Hampstead/Wakanui (Allenton,<br />

Tinwald Orange) 6.50 pm Tinwald Black v<br />

Hampstead Lowcliffe (Wakanui, Hampstead/<br />

Wakanui)<br />

Tuesday 29th <strong>September</strong>, 7:30pm<br />

Tickets from $79.90<br />

With astellar NZ cast, where some have returned<br />

from performing on the great stages of the Westend<br />

and Broadway, The Show’s Must Go On is a<br />

glittering concert of musical theatre showstoppers.<br />

This blockbusting two-hour show features favourite<br />

songs from the world’s greatest musicals in concert<br />

including The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, The Lion<br />

King, Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, The Book of Mormon ,The Greatest Showman and more,<br />

along of course with New Zealand’s favourite musical Les Misérables.<br />

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

spectacular backdrops coupled with exquisite lighting that portrays the emotion and beauty<br />

of each piece.<br />

The Abba Show<br />

Red Carpet event<br />

Friday 9th and 10th October 7-30pm<br />

Tickets from $27 (fees apply)<br />

Featuring songs from legendarysong writers likeElton John, Billy<br />

Joel,The Beatles,Queen, Pink,Totoand Cold Play,and performed<br />

by acastof70performers,RocknPop is atributetothe talent<br />

within our community, in supportofour performing arts venue.<br />

Under the direction of Producer and Musical Director, Jo Castelow,<br />

DirectorRoger Farr and Choreographer Jessie Thompson, RocknPop will be the perfect night<br />

out listening to sound dripping harmonyinafull stage production that will shakeoffthe post<br />

lockdown blues.<br />

Funds raised will go towardsanupgrade of the technical infrastructure, that will benefit the<br />

communityinthe future.<br />

Hopetoun Brown –Arts On Tour<br />

Sunday 6th December 8pm<br />

Adults $71.15, Child 12 &under $31.85 &<br />

Groups of 10+ $66.15<br />

Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA<br />

tribute is back by popular demand after asell-out<br />

mega NZ concert tour in 2018!<br />

Far from being ‘just another cover band” The ABBA<br />

Show is afull scale concert production featuring<br />

more than 2hours of fun, energetic musical performances with alive backing band, replica<br />

costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.<br />

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

celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!<br />

Thursday 22nd October 7-30pm<br />

These three multi instrumentalists travel with aboot<br />

load of exotic instruments. Bass, clarinets, tubas and<br />

trombones are swapped for trumpets, saxophones and<br />

an assortment of keyboard instruments.<br />

If you are looking for ajazz journey that starts in New<br />

Orleans and ends at your back door, this is your night.<br />

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Thanks for having a<br />

say on our future<br />

One of the great things about<br />

our local democracy is the<br />

ability, and right, of<br />

residents to have their say on<br />

the proposals and decisions<br />

that will govern them.<br />

It’s aduty that the council<br />

takes very seriously, so when<br />

we went out with ashort<br />

survey to ask what residents<br />

thought the council should<br />

focus on for our future, it was<br />

incredibly pleasing to see so<br />

many people exercising their<br />

right to be heard.<br />

The Our Place, Our Plan<br />

survey was an opportunity<br />

for residents to rank what<br />

issues and topics they<br />

thought were most important<br />

for the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District.<br />

It was based off the results<br />

council received three years<br />

ago when the first survey was<br />

carried out, and was open to<br />

everyone.<br />

The purpose of Our Place,<br />

Our Plan was to get our<br />

community’s ideas in front of<br />

the council before we start to<br />

draft the 2021­31 Long Term<br />

Plan.<br />

The survey officially<br />

closed on <strong>September</strong> 18.<br />

I’m very happy to report<br />

that 1120 people took the<br />

time in this last month to<br />

complete the survey and tell<br />

council what they believe is<br />

most important for our<br />

district moving forward.<br />

This is afantastic outcome,<br />

and I’d like to take this<br />

opportunity to thank each<br />

and every person who took<br />

part.<br />

Completing ashort survey<br />

may seem like asmall<br />

contribution but in reality, it<br />

has the power to build<br />

compelling evidence and<br />

present perspectives that<br />

can shape decisions.<br />

Just as importantly, it also<br />

gave participants achance to<br />

let council know how they<br />

and their families are coping<br />

with the impacts of Covid­19.<br />

Thank you for sharing<br />

these experiences with us. I<br />

am sure these responses will<br />

prove invaluable to our<br />

understanding of exactly<br />

how the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District is<br />

faring and how the council<br />

should proceed over the<br />

coming months and years.<br />

With the survey now<br />

closed, council staff are now<br />

busy working through the<br />

responses ready to present<br />

the results to councillors in<br />

November.<br />

The results will also be<br />

shared with you.<br />

Those answers will then<br />

help council to determine<br />

what projects, activities or<br />

issues it should focus on over<br />

the next 10 years as part of<br />

the draft Long Term Plan.<br />

When the draft plan is then<br />

ready, it too will go out for<br />

community consultation<br />

before the plan is finalised<br />

and adopted next year.<br />

This means there is<br />

another opportunity coming<br />

up to have your say on our<br />

district’s future.<br />

We will continue to keep<br />

you posted on the progress of<br />

the draft Long Term Plan, so<br />

keep an eye out over the<br />

coming months.<br />

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Knitted wool hats, gloves given<br />

Wool hats and fingerless<br />

gloves knittedwith rural<br />

communitiesinmind have<br />

been handed over to<br />

PresbyterianSupport.<br />

The woollen items were<br />

knittedbymembers of Rural<br />

Women New Zealand (RWNZ).<br />

Initially startedasaRegion<br />

2projectitwas embraced by<br />

Mid Canterbury provincial<br />

members whothisweek got to<br />

distribute their creations.<br />

Mid Canterbury provincial<br />

president MargVerrall said<br />

around 60 hats in varying sizes<br />

andgloves were giventothe<br />

Presbyterian Support to give<br />

to its rural community,<br />

includingthosewithin the<br />

Mana Akeservicewhich<br />

reaches into school<br />

communities.<br />

Each completed hat hasa<br />

Rural Women New Zealand<br />

label stitched on to it.<br />

“We hope to make a<br />

differencealongthe way,<br />

wherever it’s needed,” Mrs<br />

Verrall said.<br />

Presbyterian Support’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> area manager Suz<br />

Hutchinsonand Family Works<br />

socialworker Kelsi Thompson<br />

gratefully accepted theitems<br />

andcommended the RWNZ<br />

members for their insight to<br />

the need of others –and the<br />

quality of the knitting.<br />

The charitable organisation<br />

offers anumberof social<br />

RWNZ’s region 2committee member Sandra Curd and Mid Canterbury provincial president Marg<br />

Verrall with Presbyterian Support’s <strong>Ashburton</strong> area manager Suz Hutchinson and Family Works<br />

social worker Kelsi Thompson with the hats and gloves knitted with rural communities in mind.<br />

services under its umbrella to<br />

build strong familiesand help<br />

people struggling with age,<br />

disability or injury to enjoy<br />

betterquality of life.<br />

It has connectionswith<br />

people from all corners of Mid<br />

Canterbury, in urban and<br />

rural communities whether<br />

they are older people, people<br />

withdisability,families at<br />

risk, children and young<br />

people.<br />

Sometimes support includes<br />

awraparound service with<br />

multiple services able to help<br />

empower childrenand their<br />

families.<br />

RWNZ alsoplan to<br />

distribute woollen wearto<br />

Rural Support Trust in Mid<br />

Canterbury and South<br />

Canterbury,and St Vincentde<br />

Paul.<br />

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Funding for<br />

construction<br />

apprentices<br />

VentureTimaru Limited will<br />

receive $4 million to initiate and<br />

manage 100new construction<br />

industry apprenticeships in Mid<br />

Canterbury,South Canterbury and<br />

North Otago.<br />

The funding is part of a$14m<br />

packagefor regional New Zealand<br />

announced last Friday and will<br />

offerapathwaytotrades training<br />

through an investment in<br />

apprenticeships.<br />

The apprenticeships are partof<br />

the $40 million Regional<br />

Apprenticeship Initiative (RAI)<br />

announced in June by Regional<br />

Economic Development Minister<br />

Shane Jones.<br />

Venture Timaru Limited will<br />

work with employersin<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

and wider Mid Canterbury,<br />

Timaru, Oamaruand wider North<br />

Otago to identifyapprenticeship<br />

opportunities in small and<br />

medium­sized businesses.<br />

It willmanage and administer<br />

the funds, facilitatefullpastoral<br />

careand ensureapprentices have<br />

the equipment they need.<br />

The focus of the programme is<br />

primarily the constructiontrades<br />

including building,plumbing,<br />

electrical, painting and plastering,<br />

but will also look at<br />

apprenticeships in othersectors<br />

likeprimary, engineeringand<br />

manufacturing sectors.<br />

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SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER<br />

18 Cross Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 9:45-10:15am 3 1 2 AHB22752<br />

86a Grey Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:00-10:30am 3 2 2 AHB22839<br />

12 Adams Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:00-10:30am 3 1 2 AHB22910<br />

122 Barkers Road, Methven 10:00-10:45am 5 3 2 AHB22908<br />

28 Wellington Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:15-10:45am 3 1 2 AHB22903<br />

19 Whiteoak Grove,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30-11:00am 4 2 2 AHB22858<br />

63 Cambridge Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30-11:00am 3 1 0 AHB22893<br />

19a Oxford Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00-11:30am 3 1 2 AHB22907<br />

155b Middle Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00-11:30am 2 1 1 AHB22905<br />

794 East Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00-11:30am 3 1 3 AHB22885<br />

15 Reighton Drive,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00-11:30am 4 2 2 AHB22763<br />

46 Dolma Street, Methven 11:00-11:45am 4 2 3 AHB22906<br />

22 Creek Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:15-11:45am 3 1 2 AHB22889<br />

47 Belt Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:15-11:45am 4 1 2 AHB22900<br />

119a Racecourse Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:30-12:00pm 4 2 2 AHB22588<br />

268b Moore Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:45-12:15pm 4 1 2 AHB22900<br />

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

58 Creek Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:00-12:30pm 3 2 2 AHB22514<br />

17 Orchard Grove,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:00-1:00pm 3 2 2 AHB22904<br />

374 Burnett Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:30-1:00pm 2 1 2 AHB22815<br />

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

719 Boundary Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 1:00-1:30pm 3 2 6 AHB22897<br />

1Westpark Close, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 1:00-1:30pm 4 2 2 AHB22895<br />

265 Mt Hutt Station Rd, Methven 2:00-2:45pm 4 2 2 AHB22895<br />

SUNDAY27THSEPTEMBER<br />

NO OPEN HOMES TODAY<br />

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• Large open plan living plus separate lounge<br />

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• Office cuddy in living room<br />

• Peaceful cul-de-sac living with ample parking<br />

• Double garagewith the security of internal access<br />

This stylish fiveyear old home is set tomaximise all day<br />

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This is aNew Home and has NOT been lived in and is built<br />

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Agreat starter or rental, this home is wonderfully warm and<br />

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SetDate of Sale<br />

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This near newhouse built 2years ago isnow ready for<br />

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SetDate of Sale<br />

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4:00pm (unless sold prior)<br />

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027 236 8627<br />

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Sales Consultant<br />

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ChrissyMilne<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 236 8627<br />

Cheryl Fowler<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

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Margaret Feiss<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

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ShirleyFitzgerald<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 220 1528<br />

Denise McPherson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 <strong>24</strong>2 7677<br />

Janene McDowell<br />

PropertyManager<br />

027 287 3388<br />

Armand vander Eik<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

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Lynne Bridge<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 410 6216<br />

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Sales Consultant<br />

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Mark Totty<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

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BruceMcPherson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 438 4250<br />

JustinWaddell<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 437 1111<br />

Jarrod Ross<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 259 4644<br />

Carey VonLubke<br />

PropertyManager<br />

027 697 6948<br />

96 TancredStreet, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 03 307 8317 Main Road,Tinwald 03 307 8317<br />

rwashburton.co.nz<br />

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Kevin’s a<br />

good sort<br />

SELL<br />

LPG<br />

REFILLS<br />

Small LPG cylinders<br />

Off Street Parking<br />

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Arthur Cates Ltd<br />

26 McNally Street<br />

Ph 308 5397<br />

Riverside Industrial Estate<br />

2300187<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

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Having problems with your internal gutter systems?<br />

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LPG REFILLS<br />

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Allworkmanship guaranteed<br />

Ben Kruger 021 808 739 or 308 4380<br />

232 BoundaryRoad,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

www.alpscontinuousspouting.co.nz<br />

E; benkruger@xtra.co.nz<br />

2309492<br />

Mike Hanham presenting Kevin O’Brien the<br />

‘Wider Community Good Sort Award’.<br />

Retired farmerKevin O’Brienwas<br />

awarded the recently reactivatedthe<br />

‘Wider Community Good Sort Award’ at<br />

thismonth’s meetingofthe Lions Club of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Kevin was introduced and giventhe<br />

award by club spokesman MikeHanham<br />

who described Kevin as being ‘small in<br />

staturebut bigofheart’. Kevinhas given<br />

outstandingservice to people of all<br />

denominations,muchofitunderthe St<br />

VincentdePaul banner.Itwas apopular<br />

presentation.<br />

Club President RogerPaterson<br />

welcomedagoodattendance of members,<br />

partners and guests to themeeting held at<br />

the Hotel<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

UnderCovid­19 Restrictions, the three<br />

course meal wasserved to the well­spaced<br />

out tables and appeared to be well<br />

received.<br />

Anew member David Robertson, who<br />

has returned from livingin Blenheim,was<br />

inducted to the club by Garth Bateup and<br />

sponsored by George Brown.<br />

Max Cawte introduced guest Jim<br />

Douglas from Amberley.Jim was aLion at<br />

Amberley and is considering joining Lions<br />

here in <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Our guest speakersfor theeveningDon<br />

and Allison Shearer gave amost<br />

interesting and jovial account of their<br />

walking tour of the Lakes District which<br />

included in walking from the West Coast of<br />

England to the EastCoast. Many<br />

anecdotes, tales andhumorous<br />

happenings wereshare.Amost intriguing<br />

story includedthe inventionofanew style<br />

of walking shoefeaturing the use of wire!<br />

Shearer Beer was alsomentionedand<br />

someoftheir party may have sampled a<br />

droportwo!<br />

Upcoming club events andcirculation of<br />

lists, subject to Covid­19 conditions,<br />

includes the October7quizclubmeeting<br />

and the Golf Tournament andRichard<br />

Hadlee Breakfast on October 8.<br />

GARDEN SUPPLIES<br />

MUSHROOM COMPOST<br />

Nowisthe time to dig in our topqualitymushroom<br />

compost to your vegetable garden. Ideal to replenish nutrients<br />

used by previous crops and improvethe soil structure.<br />

It also adds beneficial micro-organisms to thetired soil.<br />

$50 per cubic metreor$10 bag.<br />

Freedelivery within town boundary.<br />

Open 6daysaweek at our Tinwald yard,<br />

208 Maronan Road. Phone 021 129 8936 or 03 308 3331<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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DELIVERED<br />

$<br />

6.00<br />

per bale<br />

LINSEED STRAW<br />

Small bales<br />

Phone or txt Ian 027 432 0438;<br />

Alisdair 027 410 6882;<br />

Owen 027 434 4797.<br />

2316729<br />

2299919<br />

17 Grey St,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone 307 2707<br />

2300293<br />

BARGAIN Buy. High quality,<br />

showroom kitchen for sale.<br />

Complete with top and sink.<br />

Kitchen Express, 606 East<br />

St, Phone 307 7131<br />

CARPET<br />

Fits 3bedroom, hall,<br />

lounge areas.<br />

Reasonable quality.<br />

Suit townhouse,<br />

flat, bach.<br />

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Ph 027609 7282 or<br />

027 6871522<br />

2315894<br />

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METAL, heavy etc. Free<br />

light-grade metal in-yard<br />

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays<br />

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Scrap<br />

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford<br />

Forest Rd, (behind<br />

PlaceMakers). Phone 03<br />

308 8033 or 027 <strong>24</strong>9 6625.<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

SCREENED SLAB<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

SLABWOOD<br />

3cordgreen<br />

$330<br />

1cordgreen<br />

$110<br />

1cordscreened<br />

$140 cord<br />

OFFCUTS<br />

$140 cord<br />

C.O.D.intown<br />

Adams Sawmill<br />

Malcolm McDowell Rd<br />

Phone<br />

308-3595<br />

2302580<br />

DRY old man pine. 6 m 3<br />

$550. Delivered to most of<br />

Mid Canterbury. WINZ<br />

accredited. Phone Rob 027<br />

297 7563<br />

GARDEN SUPPLIES<br />

GARDENERS specials.<br />

Sheep manure $6 bag. Pea<br />

straw $5 bale. Medium<br />

square Linseed Straw $35<br />

bale. Call Ian 027 286 3697<br />

or Alan 027 496 7136 with<br />

your order. AHinds Lion’s<br />

project.<br />

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com<br />

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ASHBURTON SANDBLASTING<br />

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Trailers<br />

Farm Machinery<br />

Car Parts<br />

Shipping Containers<br />

Concrete, Brick Rendering<br />

Free quotes -Competitive rates<br />

Phone Kurt 027 332 4549 or Neil 0274 362 900<br />

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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

ALTERATIONS. Sewing,<br />

mending and trouser hemming,<br />

curtain alterations<br />

and curtain making. Call<br />

Michelle on 027 352 7<strong>24</strong>8.<br />

BUILDING and property<br />

solutions. For your complete<br />

alteration or renovation.<br />

We project manage<br />

the whole process. Home<br />

and small commercial.<br />

Qualified tradesmen.<br />

Phone Kiwi Building &<br />

Maintenance Ltd. Ph Cawte<br />

027 418 7955 or Gary 308<br />

4798, 027 207 1478.<br />

BUILDER - specialising in<br />

home renovations and<br />

repair work. We also do<br />

decks, fences and retaining,<br />

plastering and painting,<br />

gardening, landscaping<br />

and tree removal. Call<br />

Gavin 021 267 1979<br />

CARPET 2You -For all your<br />

flooring needs. Supplier<br />

and installer of carpet and<br />

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,<br />

carpet cleaning. Phone<br />

Mike Gill 0274 914 210<br />

CARPET cleaning. Powerful<br />

equipment and fast drying.<br />

Upholstery, mats and rugs.<br />

Experienced owner/operator.<br />

Phone John Cameron<br />

at Supersucker. 027 435<br />

1042 or 308 1677.<br />

CHIMNEY Sweep. It’s time to<br />

start thinking about it.<br />

Camera inspection carried<br />

out and full inspection<br />

checklist is left for you. Call<br />

Allan 027 209 5026<br />

COMPUTER Problems? For<br />

prompt reliable computer<br />

servicing and laser engraving,<br />

contact Kelvin, KJB<br />

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot<br />

Place, <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone<br />

308 8989. SuperGold discount<br />

card accepted.<br />

COMPUTER repairs, sales,<br />

training, set up -wireless -<br />

networks, spyware clean<br />

up. On-site day or evening.<br />

Great rates. Call Robin<br />

Johnstone, Networks<br />

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308<br />

1440 or 027 768 4058.<br />

CONCRETE pavers direct to<br />

you - Best prices, many<br />

sizes, textures and colours<br />

- Paveco, 13 Robinson<br />

Street, Industrial Estate.<br />

CONCRETE Services -<br />

Driveways, paths, patios,<br />

mowing edging. Decorative<br />

Concrete specialist 30<br />

years servicing Canterbury.<br />

Free quotes. No job too big<br />

or small. Phone Paul 021<br />

152 1966<br />

DEMOLITION Commercial,<br />

Industrial, Residential. Also<br />

country wide farm buildings<br />

and houses. No charge for<br />

farmers. Phone 027 4052<br />

391<br />

DENTURES; Dr Peter<br />

Rumping repairs existing<br />

dentures and also provides<br />

new dentures. Phone 027<br />

220 9997<br />

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,<br />

farm equipment<br />

service and maintenance,<br />

WOF repairs, machining<br />

and welding. Odd jobs a<br />

speciality. Mobile workshop.<br />

Can collect. Phone<br />

Malcolm 0274 754 <strong>24</strong>1<br />

GARDENING, mowing,<br />

pruning, fertilising, projects<br />

or general spruce ups? Call<br />

Andrew at Spruce Gardens<br />

to get the job done right.<br />

027 765 2899 or 03 307 1693.<br />

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz<br />

FLY control and spider<br />

proofing. For all domestic<br />

and industrial pest control<br />

needs phone AJ Kerr at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Pest Control on<br />

03 308 8147 or 027 432<br />

5447.<br />

FURNITURE Removals. For<br />

all your household removal<br />

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,<br />

office relocations -<br />

call Nudges Furniture<br />

Removals, phone 027 2<strong>24</strong><br />

0609<br />

LAWN Mowing. No job too<br />

small. Call Les Smith, From<br />

The Ground Up, for a<br />

competitve quote. Ph 027<br />

840 0201 or 03 308 1500<br />

Technical Support<br />

Officer-Roading<br />

This role provides task diversity and requires strong organisation skills. You<br />

willberesponsible forperforming onsiteinspections, whilealso efficiently and<br />

accurately managing customer applications or information requests.<br />

To find out more about these vacancies<br />

and what the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council<br />

has to offer you-gotoour website.<br />

Applications close<br />

Sunday,27<strong>September</strong> <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers<br />

NANNY required over the<br />

artificial breeding season to<br />

take children to school in<br />

the mornings. Start date<br />

approximately October 12,<br />

<strong>2020</strong>. Contact 021 027<br />

40165<br />

CARS WANTED<br />

MARKIII Zephyr Zodiac<br />

wanted by Private Cash<br />

Buyer. Phone 027 303<br />

7290<br />

MOTORCYCLES<br />

ORNSBY Motorcycle Training.<br />

CBTA licensing and<br />

training (<strong>Ashburton</strong>). Ride<br />

Forever courses in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

and Geraldine. Call<br />

0508ORNSBY(0508 676<br />

729) for more info or visit<br />

motorcycletraining.co.nz<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.<br />

<strong>24</strong>/7 mobile service for<br />

all your carpetcleaning,<br />

upholstery cleaningand<br />

flood restoraon needs.<br />

Timaru 03684 6102<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 03 308 8932<br />

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.<br />

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold<br />

door roller repairs.<br />

Mobile service. Call Nigel at<br />

Doors and More. Ph 027<br />

516 7104<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

PLASTERING<br />

&COATINGS<br />

Rockcote. Waterproofing.<br />

Texture/Specialist<br />

Coatings.<br />

The Finishing Company<br />

03 307 8870 2291355<br />

SUN Control Window Tinting:<br />

Privacy, UV, glare, heat<br />

control for homes, offices<br />

and cars. Phone Craig<br />

Rogers 307 6347, member<br />

Master Tinters NZ. www.<br />

windowtinter.co.nz<br />

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV<br />

block, glare, heat control,<br />

safety, security, privacy,<br />

frosting films, solar protective<br />

window films. Free<br />

quotes, 20 years local service.<br />

Phone 0800 368 468<br />

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.<br />

tintawindow.co.nz<br />

2301183<br />

ExportManufacturing<br />

Opportunity<br />

Ashford Handicrafts is the world leading<br />

manufacturer of textile craftequipment.<br />

Over the last 85 years we have sold in excess of<br />

850,000 spinning wheels &weaving looms to over<br />

40 countries.<br />

Our reputation is based on delivering high quality,<br />

dependable and innovativeproducts.<br />

We operate in a continuous improvement<br />

environment, use the latest woodworking<br />

technology including aCNC 4-sider,lathe,optimiser<br />

and 7routers and have ateam of 40 friendly and<br />

committed staff.<br />

If you enjoy working with machines or assembling<br />

products and want to be part ofahigh performing<br />

team, this is the job foryou.<br />

Youwill need to have excellent attention todetail,<br />

be quality-conscious, dexterous, flexible, motivated<br />

and hardworking.<br />

We are offering a permanent full time position<br />

with competitive wages and are currently working<br />

overtime.<br />

Manufacturing and CNC experiencepreferred but all<br />

training provided.<br />

Applicants forthis position shouldhave NZ residency<br />

or avalid NZ work visa.<br />

Please submit your CV with references to:<br />

KerrinForster<br />

AshfordHandicraftsLtd<br />

PO Box474<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

accounts@ashford.co.nz<br />

Busy Barber Shop<br />

REQUIRES EXPERIENCED CUTTER/BARBER<br />

Twopositions available:<br />

•Full time<br />

•Parttime casual<br />

Must be friendly quick and efficient<br />

Call 021 1488 9421, leave abrief message and<br />

which position youwould like to apply for.<br />

Permanent/Casual Bar<br />

Person required<br />

at the <strong>Ashburton</strong>RSA<br />

Duty manager’s licencepreferred.<br />

Must be able to work nights and weekend shifts.<br />

If youare interested,please email<br />

rsaoffice@xtra.co.nz<br />

Applications close Saturday 3rdOctober <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

2317031<br />

2317289<br />

2315939<br />

Sales Representative<br />

Pluck’s Engineering Ltd are anestablished agricultural engineering business<br />

in Rakaia, mid-Canterbury. We design, manufacture, install and service alarge<br />

range of products,specializingindairyeffluent systems andfarmmachinery.<br />

We are expanding our sales team and require an experienced sales specialist<br />

to promote and sell our products. This is to be done both directly to regional<br />

customers and nationally through our distributor network. Key aspects of the<br />

role include;<br />

• Visiting customersonfarmworksites<br />

• Processing salesenquiriesand submitting proposals<br />

• Conducting product demonstrationsand exhibitingattrade shows<br />

• Supporting and developing our nationaldistributor network<br />

• Engaging the market through advertising,websiteand social media<br />

This is acritical frontline role within the sales team with the key purpose of<br />

growing oursales.Ours is ahighly competitivetechnical market so it is essential<br />

forthis role thatyou;<br />

• have previous working experience in technical sales, preferably in the<br />

agricultural/engineering industry.<br />

• possess sound engineering understandingtoquicklylearnthe technicalities<br />

of our products and their applications.<br />

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

pursue opportunities andsecurethe sale<br />

• beanexcellentcommunicatorwith superbrelational skills to engage across<br />

people types andbusiness levels.<br />

• are creative inyour thinking when it comes toadvertising and promotions,<br />

andconfidentininteracting on social media.<br />

• becomputerliterateand skilled in usingMSExcel/Wordtoprepare costings<br />

andquotations<br />

• have afull driver’s licence and are flexible to travel regularly with overnight<br />

stays.<br />

Forthe rightcandidate we offer stableemploymentonacompetitivepackage,<br />

and the opportunityfor ongoing training and personal development.<br />

To apply for this position, please email your CV with covering letter to<br />

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

information.<br />

Applicants must have NZ residencyorvalid work visa<br />

Customer Service Officer<br />

About the Location<br />

Based in <strong>Ashburton</strong>, about an hour south of Christchurch NZ, CM Trailer<br />

Parts (an AL-KO Company) is aleading importer and wholesaler of<br />

components for the light trailer, caravan and RV markets.<br />

About the Role<br />

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding customer service<br />

professional tojoin our team of customer service officers and support our<br />

order picker/packers.<br />

Reporting tothe Customer Service Manager, this role will involve daily<br />

interactions with customer accounts, internal and external queries, data<br />

entry and processing in afast paced high volume environment.<br />

Duties include:<br />

• Respond efficiently and effectively to all customer enquiries.<br />

• Ensure orders are correctly entered and priced in accordance with<br />

company policies<br />

• Ensure credit policy is applied and adhered to<br />

• Work closely with field sales teams and despatch teams to exceed<br />

customer expectations<br />

• Build customer relationships to best leverage new opportunities.<br />

• Collaborate with other employees to provide an exceptional experience<br />

for the customer at each interaction within a“safety first” culture<br />

About You:<br />

• Minimum 3years previous customer service/sales administration<br />

experience in anational distribution business<br />

• Technical/mechanical aptitude orexposure to technical/industrial sales<br />

environment<br />

• Mechanical aptitude and problem solving ability<br />

• Experience with inventory and distribution management systems<br />

• Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills<br />

• High degree of energy, drive and passion for building relationships<br />

• Able to multi-task<br />

If this sounds like your next challenge, please apply today!<br />

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must pass apreemployment<br />

medical including drug screen, prior to aformal offer being<br />

made for this role. Interviews and site tours may be conducted via video<br />

conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.<br />

Email your application including cover letter and current resume to<br />

Nicky Dryland nicky@cm.net.nz. Applications will be treated in the<br />

strictest confidence.<br />

2317466<br />

2316569


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

PEA HARVESTER &<br />

TRUCK DRIVERS<br />

We are looking for motivated Pea Harvester and Truck<br />

Drivers that are athome behind the wheel to join our<br />

harvest team for the <strong>2020</strong>/2021 Pea Season.<br />

These positions will be based at our Fairton Plant,located<br />

10 minutes drivefrom<strong>Ashburton</strong> and majority of your<br />

time will be spent at the farms of our local growers<br />

throughout Mid Canterbury<br />

PeaHarvester Drivers<br />

Reporting to the FieldOperations Manager and working<br />

alongside our fieldteam youwill primarilyberesponsible<br />

for the harvesting of our fresh from the fieldpeas.<br />

The successful candidatewill have:<br />

• A minimum ofaclass 2and heavy wheels endorsement<br />

on your licence (we can assist successful candidates<br />

with obtaining their wheels endorsement)<br />

• Experience would beanadvantage although not<br />

essential<br />

• A can-do attitude and be agreat team player<br />

• Attention to detail and take pride in completing tasks<br />

to ahigh standard<br />

• A focus on Health and Safety<br />

In return we can offer:<br />

• Modern Harvest Equipment<br />

• A challenging but rewarding work environment<br />

• Competitive remuneration rates depending on<br />

experience<br />

• 12hour shifts on a6on1off roster<br />

• Fixed day ornight shift<br />

Truck Drivers<br />

Reporting to the FieldOperationsManager and working<br />

alongside our fieldteamyou will primarilyberesponsiblefor<br />

the transporting of our fresh from the fieldlocallygrown peas<br />

to our Factory.<br />

The successful candidatewill have:<br />

• A minimum ofaclass 2or4licence<br />

• Experience would beanadvantage although not<br />

essential<br />

• A can-do attitude and be agreat team player<br />

• Attention to detail and take pride in completing tasks to<br />

ahigh standard<br />

• A focus on Health and Safety<br />

In return we can offer:<br />

• Modern Harvest Equipment<br />

• A challenging but rewarding work environment<br />

• Competitive remuneration rates depending on<br />

experience<br />

• 12hour shifts ona6on1off roster<br />

• Fixed day ornight shift<br />

Talleysoperate adrugfreeenvironment.All candidates will<br />

be required to under-gopre-employment and random drug<br />

screening. Applicants will need to be legallyentitled to work<br />

permanentlyinNew Zealand<br />

Please applyonlinenow at https://www.talleys.co.nz/<br />

job-openings. We areonlyaccepting online applications,<br />

please do not visit our sitetocompleteanapplication form.<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

URGENT CARE CLINIC<br />

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS<br />

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal<br />

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,<strong>24</strong>/7,<br />

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou<br />

free health advice on what to do or wheretogoifyou<br />

need urgentcare.<br />

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any<br />

GP team <strong>24</strong>/7 forfreetelephone health advice.<br />

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your<br />

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.<br />

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong>DutyPractice for ...<br />

Saturday26th <strong>September</strong> is<br />

MooreStreet Medical Centre, MooreStreet<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP <strong>24</strong>/7.<br />

Sunday27th <strong>September</strong> is<br />

Eastfield Health, 135 Tancred Street.<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP <strong>24</strong>/7.<br />

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the<br />

weekend and public holidays please telephone<br />

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105<br />

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.<br />

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be<br />

on the answer phone.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,<br />

East Street will be open on ...<br />

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm<br />

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm<br />

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open<br />

normal trading hours during the week,and on<br />

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.<br />

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays<br />

Forfree<strong>24</strong>hour Telephone Health Advice<br />

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116<br />

Brought<br />

toyouby<br />

CountdownComplex, East Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755<br />

FOCUS Optometry - good<br />

honest eye care, support<br />

local. Phone 307 8988.<br />

www.nzfocusoptometry.co.<br />

nz, 65 Tancred Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

GARAGE SALES<br />

BULLOCK Street, Saturday<br />

26 <strong>September</strong> 9am to 3pm.<br />

Huge amounts of<br />

Tupperware and household<br />

items. Everything must go.<br />

VERY CHEAP<br />

AndreGrob<br />

Chiropractor<br />

Tues 9am-5pm<br />

03 308 9516<br />

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz<br />

2300235<br />

FEMININE Health & Wellness<br />

Coach. Relax, unwind<br />

with massage or Reiki.<br />

Empower with tools for selfhypnosis,<br />

weight management,<br />

anxiety, meditation.<br />

Phone/text 027 282 1585.<br />

GARAGE SALES<br />

SUNDAY 27 <strong>September</strong>,<br />

Bullock Street. Fabric,<br />

patchwork, crafts, sewing<br />

and haberdashery. 11am to<br />

3pm. PLEASE don’t come<br />

early.<br />

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PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

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SCAFFOLDERS<br />

We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic and hard-working<br />

people for the above positions. Do you have agood level of<br />

physical fitness and enjoyworking with heights? We areseeking<br />

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Skills/Qualifications required:<br />

• Tobeconsidered youmust have at least 2years experienceas<br />

aScaffolder<br />

• Beable to work overtime when required<br />

• Due to OH&S requirements you must pass pre employment<br />

checks including adrug test<br />

• HTLicenceisanadvantage but not essential.<br />

The successful candidate(s) will be rewarded with agenerous<br />

hourly rate and further training opportunities. This is arare<br />

chance tojoin asmall business that takes pride in every job we<br />

do.<br />

Applicants forthis position should have NZ residencyorvalid NZ<br />

work visa.<br />

To apply or for moreinformation contact<br />

Mark on 021 440 364 or<br />

admin@elitescaffolding.net.nz<br />

2317431<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Daily Harvest Operators<br />

Foralargescale vegetableprocessing business,we<br />

requirefulltime team member forour harvesting<br />

operationsfromOctober to May. Tasks will include:<br />

• Daily harvest–broccoli, asparagus,courgette<br />

• Packing • Tractor Driving • Quality Control<br />

Thesuccessfulapplicantswill possess thefollowing<br />

attributes:<br />

• Self-motivatedwith apositiveattitude<br />

• Physicallycapable<br />

• Excellentattitude towardshealth andsafety<br />

To apply forthese positionsplease sendyour<br />

CV to michelle@lbsi.co.nz<br />

2317228<br />

HOME SERVICES<br />

ROOF COATINGS: All roof<br />

types, specializing in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep<br />

roofs not a problem. —<br />

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Transport World; November<br />

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Nelson, Picton, January<br />

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MITO & Competenz<br />

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Phone Christine 027 <strong>24</strong>5<br />

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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

TANCREDSTREET<br />

DISPENSARY<br />

NOWOPEN<br />

Eastfield Health Building,135 TancredStreet<br />

•Dispensing of PrescriptionMedicines<br />

•Healthcareand Advice<br />

•Monday–Thursday8.30 am –6.00 pm<br />

•Friday8.30am–5.30pm<br />

SteveWise<br />

Community Pharmacist<br />

Phone307 9<strong>24</strong>4. Fax307 9<strong>24</strong>3<br />

Enquiries to admin@tsd.healthcare<br />

FOR LEASE<br />

AWESOME office space for<br />

lease, rent or hire. Parklike<br />

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areas. North West<br />

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Phone 0274 754 <strong>24</strong>1<br />

RENT ME!<br />

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Visit our displaycabin<br />

418WestStreet or callfor a<br />

freebrochure.<br />

www.justcabins.co.nz<br />

2289121<br />

0800 58 78 22<br />

STORAGE and space leasing<br />

for vehicles, motorbikes,<br />

bicycles, boats,<br />

motorhomes, caravans,<br />

tractors, trucks, trailers and<br />

containers. Indoor, outdoor<br />

or under cover. Call Peter<br />

027 333 3626.<br />

STORAGE available, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Self storage, variety<br />

of sizes. Phone Rainbow<br />

Storage 03 307 0401<br />

STORAGE:Secure self storage<br />

units available, long or<br />

short term. <strong>Ashburton</strong> Storage<br />

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POULTRY<br />

PULLETS for Sale. Brown<br />

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Phone WT Copland 03 302<br />

2826<br />

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

ILAM Hardy, tested, seed<br />

potatoes. $3 per kg. Minimum<br />

order 2kg. Ph 302<br />

7272<br />

POTATOES Nadine, Red<br />

King and Agria. $1.00 per<br />

kilo, 10kg bag $10.00.<br />

Seed potatoes $2.50 per<br />

kilo. Phone 308 3195 or<br />

027 531 9103. 81 Elizabeth<br />

Street.<br />

Every Home<br />

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Phone 308 7664<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong>CraftMarket<br />

9am–12pm<br />

Gifts, plants andwoodwork –<br />

somethingfor everyone.<br />

EverySaturday–WestStreetCarpark<br />

MEETINGS<br />

The Annual GeneralMeetingsof<br />

IHC<strong>Ashburton</strong> Associationand<br />

Community Properties <strong>Ashburton</strong>Inc.<br />

willbeheldonThursday 15 October <strong>2020</strong><br />

at Idea Services, 21ArchibaldStreet,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>at7:30pm.<br />

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Guestspeaker –JohnConway,<br />

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HIRE<br />

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.<br />

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8155 for abooking.<br />

2310689<br />

LIVESTOCK<br />

CROSS Bred Ewes, texel<br />

lambs at foot. Have tailed<br />

and vac. 16 ewes with<br />

lambs, 6ewes with lambs.<br />

$100+gst per head. Ph<br />

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SPRING SPECIALS<br />

30% off all Skincare<br />

20% off Toys<br />

20% off Alpaca Knitwear<br />

Great specials on Jackets<br />

Geraldine Alpaca Centre<br />

76D Talbot Street, Geraldine.<br />

LET’S GETAWAY<br />

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15 October -StJohn Garden Fete<br />

18 October -Christchurch Rebuild<br />

25 October -SimonO’Neill,Jackie Clark&TimBeveridge<br />

26 November -RiverstoneCastle<br />

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Artist<br />

Ngaio McKee Exhibition<br />

“80 Plus”<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Society of Arts<br />

Short Street Studio<br />

DOORS OPEN<br />

1pm Saturday, 26<strong>September</strong><br />

Continuing daily until 4October<br />

11am -4pm<br />

LOOKING FOR ASPECIAL GIFT<br />

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Exhibition of water colour paintings by<br />

George Coppard<br />

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Methven HeritageCentre, Methven<br />

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with nibbles and coffee.<br />

Then open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and<br />

Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm.<br />

Exhibition runs until 30 October.<br />

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ASHBURTON<br />

Once again Hunting &Fishing New Zealand have teamed up with the guys from Manic<br />

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catch fish:<br />

GEAR:<br />

FLIES:<br />

CASTING:<br />

TACTICS:<br />

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An outline of dry flies, nymphs and streamers and what to fish when<br />

An understanding of the mechanics of aflycast<br />

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Monday, 5th October6:30pm<br />

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