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Sweethearts for 70 years

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It’s amilestone few people will

achieve,but teenage

sweetheartsBob and Molly

Riseley will soon celebrate

their 70th wedding

anniversary.

Bob, 93, andMolly, 91,were

married at the Knox

Presbyterian Church in

Invercargill on October 11,

1950. Molly wore an impressive

white dress made by her

friend’smother.

They couplefirst met,

ironically, at awedding dance

in Invercargill whenthey were

both in their lateteens.

They enjoyedatwo­year

engagementbeforetying the

knot.

Bothlivedwith their parents

before marriage, but Bob

secured asmall two­bedroom

wooden house for them to start

their lifetogether.

Bob worked as acabinet

maker in Invercargill and he

ran the Otatarastore in

partnership with mate Bruce

Harringtonfor seven years

from themid­1950s.

He thenretrained and

worked as awoodwork tutor at

Southland Tech.

Molly worked in the bindery

department at TheTimes.

Bob made the couplea

bedroom suite before theygot

married, andthey still have the

bed, tallboy, stooland bedside

table heexpertlycraftedfrom

Southland beech.

Molly said she had never

expected either oneofthem to

live to such good ages and to be

married for so long.

‘‘I hadanew pacemaker

fitted in June and they tell me

it’s good for 15 years,sowe’ll

have to wait andsee what

happens.’’

Bobsaid hismother had

lived until theage of 93 andhe

had known another couplewho

had beenmarried for 70 years.

‘‘Beingmarriedfor so long

has just creptuponus,’’ he

said.

Bob battled andbeatbowel

cancer20years ago and the

coupledelayed their 50th

weddinganniversary

celebrations for ayear.

Molly and Bob Riseley, who

will shortly celebrate their 70th

wedding anniversary, with

their wedding day photo.

Continued Page 2

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Dancers in NZ Ballet show

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The hard work and training is paying

off for Ashburton dancers Matilda

Farr and Tamati Graham who have

secured spots in the Royal New

Zealand Ballet production, Sleeping

Beauty.

They auditioned for the production

last week alongside 150 dancers.

They did not have long to wait to

hear of their success; the first

rehearsal for Tamati was athreehour

session that afternoon.

Matilda’s rehearsal was the

following day.

Tamati and Matilda, along with

other youngsters, will appear in

alternate performances during the

Christchurch shows in the Isaac

Theatre Royal; Tamati has adancer

role and Matilda alilac fairy

attendant.

They include evening and matinee

shows from November 19 to 21.

The chance to perform onstage

with New Zealand’s best is adream

come true for the two ballet dancers

who are with Silhouette Studios New

Zealand, in Christchurch. They are

taught by dance teacher Kate

Limuloa, aformer royal ballet

dancer.

“I’m looking forward to the

opportunity, it’s adream come true,”

Tamati, 11, said.

He has been dancing for the past

three and ahalf years. He has an

extensive repertoire that includes

ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip­hop,

lyrical, acro, and partnering classes.

He also did many years highland

dancing.

Tamati puts in around eight hours

dancing aweek between squads and

private lessons.

But there is also practice at home.

Celebrating 70 years of marriage

From Page 1

The couple are both in general good

health today, although Bob is abit

deaf and not abig fan of his hearing

aids.

The couple have two children,

Elaine, who was born seven years

after they married, and another

daughter Linda. They have two

grandsons and two great grandsons.

‘‘We’ve been very lucky in life, both

with each other and with health, and

we have great family support,’’ said

Molly.

The couple moved to Ashburton

from Southland in September 1967,

just afew weeks after New Zealand

moved to decimalisation.

Bob taught woodworking at the

Our decorating specialists

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former Manual Centre in Ashburton,

before landing ajob teaching the

same subject at Ashburton

Intermediate, where he worked for 13

years before retirement.

He was afirst day teacher at

Ashburton Intermediate in 1974 and

his daughter Linda was afirst day

pupil.

Tennis has been agreat passion for

Bob since the move here and he has

many trophies, medals and

certificates to to his name.

He played doubles with daughter

Elaine for anumber of years and still

plays regularly.

Molly worked at Bruce Printing in

Ashburton and sold Avon for 29 years.

She has been amember of the Wahine

–Shutters

Dancers Tamati Graham and MatildaFarr have secured positions in the

upcomingChristchurch production of SleepingBeauty.

It’s similar for Matilda, 10, who

does around six hours dancing a

week between squad/private lessons

plus practice at home.

She has been ballet dancing since

she was three and had her first

onstage appearance in aBig Little

Theatre Company production of Mid

Summers Night Dream at age three

and ahalf.

She now also does jazz, hip­hop,

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“I’m excited, abit nervous, but just

excited …and proud,” she said.

It’s asuccess well­earned given the

countless hours and dedication the

pair put into rehearsals. It’s also a

credit to their supportive parents,

ferrying them to lessons.

This week the pair are competing

at the New Zealand Dance Awards in

Christchurch. They are up against

dancers from around the country in

most genres, but ballet.

Club, now Friendship Club, for 44

years .

Molly and Bob say there are no real

secrets to along­lasting marriage.

They had both enjoyed doing their

own things, but had been there for

each other over the years.

‘‘We’ve had our ups and downs like

all couples, but our marriage has

been apartnership and we’ve always

sorted out any issues,’’ said Molly.

The platinum wedding anniversary

will be celebrated this Saturday with

around 20 close family members

joining Bob and Molly for lunch at

Hotel Ashburton.

The number of marriages in 2019

dropped to its lowest level since 1960.

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Three strike rule for offenders

Poor recyclers in

Ashburton could lose their

wheelie bins in anew three

strike rule brought in by the

Ashburton District Council.

Since August 1, only

plastics 1, 2and 5are being

accepted in yellow­lidded

wheelie bins for recycling

but some residents are

contaminating it with nonrecyclables

and rubbish.

Council infrastructure

services group manager

Neil McCann said council

had begun to enforce the

three­strike rule, which

would result in the removal

of recycling bins if

behaviour did not improve.

Council staff have been

auditing bins ahead of

collection to check

compliance.

He said council was

currently monitoring about

40 households where bins

have been repeatedly

contaminated.

‘‘These are people who

are blatantly contaminating

recycling despite repeated

encouragement and

education. This behaviour

sabotages the good work of

all others who are doing the

right thing.’’

Mr McCann said that if an

audit showed arecycling

bin not being properly

used, anotification letter

would be left in the

resident's mailbox

informing them of the

auditing results.

‘‘After athird negative

audit, the council may

remove the recycling bin

from the property.’’

Ashburton’s recycling

was rejected by a

Christchurch sorting

facility after lockdown

because of high

contamination levels and it

is now sent to Timaru for

sorting.

Council’s rural drop­off

recycling has historically

been sent there, so there is

astanding relationship.

Mr McCann said Timaru

was prepared to keep

taking Ashburton recycling

while the district made

good progress on reducing

contamination levels

across all 10 collection

runs.

‘‘Most recent weekly

loads have been under the

10 per cent threshold. Some

councils are still at 30­45

per cent levels of

contamination so the

Ashburton District Council

is faring well.

‘‘Plastics 1, 2, and 5, and

no lids of any description or

size, is now the standard

most councils across the

country are looking to

achieve, including us.

‘‘These rules will

continue to apply and

audits will ensure

adherence to the change.’’

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Bookarama

raises $67k

for Rotary

It’s official, this year’s Bookarama

has been the biggest earner to

date for Ashburton Rotary, with

the sale raising around $67,000 for

the service club.

Running over five and ahalf

days, the book sale drew big crowd

numbers, and closed on Saturday.

Around half of the total revenue

typically comes from the first day,

which coincides with South

Canterbury Anniversary Day, and

also draws anumber of out­oftown

professional book buyers.

Bookarama convener David

Mead said the community had

been very generous this year, both

in terms of book donations and

with their purchases.

‘‘We’re very grateful to the

support we receive from the

community and we couldn’t hold

this event with that support.’’

Bookarama will back again for

its 42nd year in 2021.

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DanielHopkins is planninga65­hour

bowl­a­thon to raise money and

awareness for Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

With the support of his wife Jessica

and Hampstead Bowling Club

members, he is seekingbowlers and

corporate sponsors to help boost the

event. Daniel will take to the club’s

outdoor green in early December to

begin his 65 hours for Cystic Fibrosis

event.

CF is acauseclose to his heart; his

daughter Caitlin, 17, was diagnosed

at aged 12 weeks.

‘‘It was quiteashock,’’ Daniel said.

There were no knownfamily

connections to him, or Jessica,

despiteits genetic link.

It meant afew hospital visits for

Caitlin growing up as the condition

affects the lungs,pancreasand

digestive system.

But Daniel said daily treatment of

pills with food, and keepingontop of

her health needsisworkingwell.

He said with no cure, it’s an

ongoingissue which affects around

520 people in New Zealand.

Daniel says ‘‘game changing’’

treatment Trikafta costs around

$479,000 ayear, so at the momentwas

unattainablefor many with CF.

He hoped his bowl­a­thon, which

he has thought about doing since last

year, would raise awareness of the

condition and ‘‘any funds made

would be abig bonus’’.

‘‘It’s something different. It’s abit

of fun as well as to support the

cause,’’ he said.

Daniel plans to bowl for 65 hours

straight, with a10­minute (bankable)

break in each hour.Hewill start on

December 2at7pm and play through

until December 5atnoon.

It will be no easy feat for Daniel

who has auto immunearthritis,

ankylosing spondylitis, an

inflammatory diseasewhich is a

severe form of arthritis and can cause

some of the small bones in the spine

to fuse.The 42­year­old has

treatment everysix weekstorelieve

the pain.

Bowling

tobeat

disease

Daniel Hopkins is organisinga65­hour bowl­a­thon to raise money and

awareness forCystic Fibrosis.

He has already had two hip

operations however he is determined

to complete the 65 hours bowling

himself, along with bowlersfrom

around the district, taking turnsto

bowlintwo­hour slots. It will be

doubles play, so four bowlers will be

on the green at one time.

Notices have gone out to clubs to

gather names for those interestedin

playing but corporate bowlers are

also welcome. AGivealittlepage has

been set up for the event, as wellas

email address, 65hoursforCF@gmail.

com if anyone wantstomake contact

to bowl, or is able to sponsor prizes

for raffles.

All proceeds would go to CFNZ,

includingdonations of entry fees

from players.

Danielhas beenplaying bowls

since first beingintroduced at aged

13 by his late grandparents Joan and

Bert Cadogan, who usedtodrag him

and his brotherShaun along to the

Ashburton MSA Bowling Club.

‘‘We enjoyed it,’’ Danielsaid.

‘‘Back then it was an older person’s

game but now it’s so differentwith so

many younger players.’’

Danielhas beenamember of the

Hampstead Bowling Club since 1991.

His event has drawn good support

from fellowbowlers, including the

offer of AllentonBowling Club’s

artificialgreen if it rains.

Local lawyer leads Cancer Society NZ

Ashburton lawyerAlister Argyle is

the new president of thenational

board ofthe Cancer Society.

The society is oneofNew Zealand’s

iconic charity organisationsand Mr

Argylehaspreviously been the

CanterburyWest Coast

representative.

Mr Argyle became involved with

the Ashburton Cancer Support Group

after the passing of his father in 2001.

Heoffered his help, chaired the

Relay for Life committee and then

began servingonthe Canterbury

West Coast divisional executive in

2005.

He said he was proud to lead a

charity organisation that was 91 years

old and had helped and cared for

many families.

The society had many arms,

includingresearch and providing

accommodation as neededfor some

patients.

Itsvolunteers drovemillions of

kilometrestaking patientsto

appointments anditran educational

programmes.

MrArgyle said as afundraising

organisation, the cancer society was

well­supported by communities

around thecountry but covid had

presented challenges this year.

A$750,000 boost fromGovernment

had helped andmeant it could

continueto provide support to people

affectedbycancer.

Hesaidthe Ashburtongroup was

lucky to have the support of a

generouscommunity.

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NEWS

6 Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

Astronomy group 50 years old

With the telescopes at the Ashburton College observatory are Ken Lucas, Claire

Chibanguza and Alistair Perkins.

Stargazers associated with the

AshburtonAstronomyGrouphave

been checking out the night skyfor the

past 50 years.

The group administers and

maintains the observatory located at

AshburtonCollegeand its members

have aan interestinthe natural

science that studiescelestial objects

andphenomena.

The primary instrument in the

observatory is a140­year­old

equatorially mounted235mm With­

Browning newtonianreflector

telescope.

The group also has a203mm

Schmidt­Cassegrain Celestron, which

alsohas atrackingmotor.

Anew, more portable telescope is a

recent purchase and enables the group

to take it off sitefor demonstrations

and talks.

The observatory is tuckedawayin

the grounds of Ashburton College and

has aroll­off­roof. It wasopened in

February 1986.

LongtimeAshburton Astronomy

Group member Alistair Perkins said

he wasstillatschool when science

teacher andCanterbury Astronomical

Society member Bob Evans proposed a

new local astronomy group.

He hadbeensupportedbyStewart

Lauder and David Bayneand 18

peoplehad attended ameeting to show

support for the new standalone group.

Mr Perkins saidover theyears the

Ashburton Astronomy Group had

hosted hundred of visiting groups,

including schoolchildren,girl guides

andadults.

‘‘Mostpeople have never looked

throughatelescope before, so it’s been

areal eyeopenerfor most.’’

He said the moon and all of the

planets could be seen througha

telescope, if you knew where to look

andifconditions were right.

Fellowgroup member Ken Lucas

said the With­Browning reflector

telescope had come from England and

had beengifted by local benefactor

FZD Ferriman in the 1920s.

It had laterbeen offered to

Ashburton High School and was

located in abuildingatthe site

occupied today by Ashburton

Intermediate.

It was usedbythe astronomy group

andstudents andlater moved into

storage.

After restorationand refurbishment

it had been setupatthe Ashburton

College observatory.

Mr Lucas said adozen astronomy

group members metmonthly at the

college, usually between the months of

April and October.

Members hadenjoyedhearingfrom

guest speakers over theyears andhad

alsobeen on trips to Mt John and other

locations.

Ashburton AstronomyGroup

members will mark 50 years with a

celebratory lunch on Saturday. Anyone

with aconnection to the group is

invited for acuppa at the former

Menorlue building at 3pm. Contact

Ken(3089203) or Alistair (308 9219) for

group information.

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NEWS

8 Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Rangitata

Electorate

Offices

Continuing to support locals

alongside caretaker MP

MattDoocey.

139 Stafford Street, Timaru

03 683 1386

81 Harrison Street, Ashburton

03 308 7510

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Regular exercisehas

transformed the lives of

Stu and Debbie Phipps and

when the opportunity to

own the gym they’ve been

using for the past six years

came along, they jumpedat

it.

The couple took over

Figure Fitnessjust after

lockdown and have bought

the business from Monique

Rouxel, who founded it and

has now moved out of the

district.

Figure Fitness operates

from the Allenton Rugby

Grounds off Melrose Road

and offers avariety of

classestohelp keep people

fit and active.

Stu and Debbie have

been passionate about

about their health and

fitness since both were hit

with health scares.

Stu had aheart attack

eight years ago at the age of

53, while Debbie has had

breast cancer.

‘‘I knewIhad to change

my ways, so Iput it up

online that Iwas after a

personal trainerand all the

responses came back with

Monique from Figure

Fitness. I’ve not looked

back since,’’ said Stu.

He said he and Debbie

had learntalot from

Monique overthe years

and were now enjoying

passing that knowledgeon

to others.

He had lost around 20kg

since his heartattack and

his cardiologist was

impressed with his health.

‘‘We’re both still working

full time and renovating

the house, so to take on this

business shows we are

Left: Stu and Debbie

Phipps have taken over

Figure FitnessAshburton.

passionate about it.’’

Stu said he was keen to

encourage those over 50 to

exerciseregularly because

he knew first hand how

important it was to stay

active and to keep moving.

FigureFitnesswas also

family friendly and kids

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with their parents.

Classes are held at 6am

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Wednesday. There is also a

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Classes focus on areas

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lower body, circuits and

cardio. Weights, body

weight and other

equipment are used and

workouts are on the grass,

netball courts or covered

area, depending on the

weather.

FigureFitnessisoffering

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wanting to check things

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More information on the

Figure Fitness Ashburton

Facebook page.

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Newwater rules create worry

Millions of ratepayers’

money willhavebeen

wastedand farming

businessesthreatened if

government does not make

changes to water

legislationthat came into

force last month.

Environment Canterbury

has already spent$50

millionoverthe past

decadeonaregion­wide

waterplanthathas

catchment­specific

solutions, agreed to by

their communities.Itwill

need to spend another

$30m to give effect to

government’s new

freshwater legislation.

Ashburton mayor Neil

Brown says the legislation

affectsboth rural and town

people and while

government has

intimated it will

make changes,he

is worried about

the document’s

final form.

Farmers say the

newbottom line

targetsfor

waterways are

unachievable; theyhad

been engaged and working

towards Ecan targets,

which they describedas

difficult but achievable.

The AshburtonDistrict

Council hasalready

commissioned areportthat

will spell out the economic

impacts of thelegislation;

it is expected to carve

millions off the district’s

economyiffarmers can’t

see aprofitable way

Neil Brown

forward in their

businesses.

Mr Brown said

the newrules

appeared to have

been written by

regulators who did

not have the full

pictureand likely

had never worked

on afarm.

Canterbury farmers have

written to Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardernasking for

theregion to be allowed to

continueonits water

journey. There has beenno

response.

Farmers are so

concernedabout the

legislation they called a

meeting in Ashburton this

weekand about400 people

wentalong to the

AshburtonTrust Event

Centre, where Federated

Farmers national

presidentAndrew Hoggard

was among guest speakers.

The impracticalities of

the new legislationwere

disturbing, afact

confirmed by rural health

advocate Craig Wiggins

who said his weekly online

meeting had beenthe most

depressing yet.

While one man in the

audience suggested

Federated Farmers take a

more radical approach, Mr

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government officials would

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Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

9

Fine Lion set to

open its doors

Ashburton’s newest hospitality

venue is set to openits doors in

the new Murney building inmid

November.

The FineLion restaurant and

bar will be located on the first

floor of the high profile building

on thecornerofEast and Burnett

streets.

It can be accessed via alift or

two sets of stairs and will have a

large wrap­around balcony.

The new venue is the

brainchild of Matt andBelinda

Fine, who own and will continue

to operate Kelly’s Cafe and Bar

along the street.

Matt Fine said thecouple was

very excited to be opening the

Fine Lion, aprojectthathad

been on their radar for acouple

of years

It would be located in an

impressivebuilding andinan

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was to move in on November 2

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Mr Finesaid thevenue’s name

was aplay on words of his

surname and the coat of arms

featuring thelion that wason

both sides of the Murney

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The FineLion would offer

casual, relaxeddining and a

friendly bar.

Abig sellingpoint, he said, was

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first floor of the new Murney

building.

thelarge coveredbalcony area

that had room for up to 70

people.

Theinterior would have apostcolonial

feel, with mosaic tiles

and lots of greenery.

MrFine said he would be

employing around 20 staff, both

full and part time, and was still

looking for front of house staff.

Local caterer and former

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Some 400 Year 9students from

Ashburton and Mount Hutt

colleges havebrushed up on oral

hygiene education this year as

part of initiative run through

HYPE Youth Health Centre.

HYPE has teamed up with

Dentistry on Parkside oral health

therapist Joanne Lee for the last

two years to deliver the

programme, which last year ran

for 300 students at Ashburton

College.

As well as education, the

programme alsoencourages

students not already registered

withadentist to sign up for

dental care, which is freeto

everyone under 18.

HYPE co­ordinator Sheree

Kershaw said the initiative was

started after startling results

showed just 50 percent of

students at Ashburton College

were enrolled with adentistand

thatjusthalfofthose actually

went.

‘‘The aim of our education

programme is to raise those

statistics.

‘‘Dental care is free in this

country for people under 18 and

more teenagers need to be

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Ms Kershaw said students at

primaryand intermediate

schools were visited by the dental

bus and received oral health

checks, but from Year 9they

needed to enrol with adentist.

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Presentationsweregiven class

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brush properly, how to floss and

how to make good food and drink

choices. Eachstudent wasgiven

an oral health pack containing a

HYPE co­ordinator Sheree

Kershaw with an oral health pack

and teeth demonstrator.

tooth brush,toothpaste, flossand

newsletter.

This year’s packs were partly

funded by adonation from

Ashburton County Lions.

Ms Kershawsaid feedback

from students and teachers on

the oral health programme had

been positive.

She was waiting for new

statisticsfrom the CDHB and

hoped to see an increase in

dentist enrolments and

attendance as aresult of the

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Family

Notices

Enquiries phone

Mary,Jann or Karen

on

308 7664

or call into

199 Burnett Street.

Family Notices

Deaths Deaths Deaths Deaths

BLAIR, Alan James: On

October 3rd, 2020. Passed

away peacefully at Ashburton

Hospital, aged 90 years.

Dearly loved husband of

Margaret. Much loved and

respected father and fatherin-law

ofthe late Susan Blair,

Elizabeth and Mark Croker,

John and Vicki, Joanna

and Hamish Halliday and

much loved grandfather of

Sarah, and James; Jessica,

and Jennifer; Trent, Sophie,

and Charles; and Monte,

and loved brother of Betty

and the late Douglas, and

Maurice. Messages to the

Blair family c/- P O Box

472, Ashburton 7740. A

service of thanksgiving for

Alan’s life will beheld at the

Lagmhor Church, Jacksons

Road, Westerfield on Friday

9th October commencing

at 1.00pm. Followed by

interment atthe Ashburton

New Lawn Cemetery.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

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Supporting thecommunity

96 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

Phone 307 8317

DAWSON, Diane Mary:

On October 2nd, 2020 at

Ashburton Hospital. Dearly

loved and devoted wife,

soul mate and best friend of

Tony. Loved and cherished

mother and mother-in-law

of Amanda and Jonathon

Ackroyd, Curtis and Glenda

Dawson, and Nicholas. Much

loved Gran of Annalise,

Rosara, Bella, Jarvis and Asher.

Dearly loved sister and sisterin-law

ofMarion and Stuart

Reid (Australia) and loved

aunt of Alister and Robert

Reid. Loved daughter of the

late Ethel and Wilfred Smyth,

and special friend of Suzanne.

Special thanks to Dr Penny

Holdaway and the amazing

staff at Ward 1, Ashburton

Hospital. Messages to the

Dawson Family, c/- PO Box

472, Ashburton 7740. A

service to celebrate Diane’s

lifehas been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

JONES, Patricia Grace (Pat),

nee Doak. 18/02/1930 –

14/10/2020: Lovedwifeofthe

late Bill. Lovedmother of Pam

(dec), Garry, and Alan. Loved

4th daughter of Kath and

Mick Doak, sister and sisterin-lawofRoand

BobStephen,

Queen and Bob Clark,

June and Jack Clifford(all

deceased), Tom (dec) and

Noeline Doak, Hughie (dec)

and Betty Doak, Theresa and

Bill Visser(both deceased),

Hazel and Bruce (dec) Benke,

Margaret and Maurice (dec)

Jackson, Maureen and Don

Eaden. Loved Aunty to her

nieces and nephews.

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McINTOSH, Nancy Clare:

Unexpectedly but peacefully

at Terrace View Retirement

Village, Ashburton on

Monday, October 5, 2020,

aged 85 years.

Dearly loved wife ofthe late

Colin, much loved mother

and mother-in-lawofHeather

and Graham, the late Rob, Ally

and Diane, Lindy and Ross,

Pam and Ken, Deirdre and

Steven, Mareeand Darryl, and

Julie and Gary. Loved Nan of

her 16 grandchildren and 20

great-grandchildren.

“The song is ended, but the

melody lingers on”

Messages to: The McIntosh

Family, c/- PO Box 6035,

Ashburton7742.

Aservice to celebrateNancy’s

life will be held at the Doris

Linton Lounge, Ashburton

RSA,12 CoxStreet,Ashburton

on Friday, October 9, at

1.30pm. Followed byprivate

cremation.

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SHEARER, Riki Graham:

On October 1st, 2020 at

Ashburton, aged 85 years.

Loved husband of the late

Loraine. Loving father and

father-in-law of Shelley and

Gerry, and Rhonda and a

loved grandad and greatgrandad

and best friend of

Lorraine. A special thank

you to the staff at Princes

Court for their loving care of

Riki. Messages to theShearer

family. c/- 87 Eton Street,

Ashburton 7700.

At Riki’s

request aprivate cremation

will be held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

SCOTT, Malcolm George

(Scotty): On 1st October

2020. Passed away peacefully

at Radius Millstream,

Ashburton, aged 93 years.

Dearly loved husband of

Jean. Loved father and

father-in-law ofAndrew, Val,

and Myles and Marie and

loved Grandad of Michelle

and Rodney, and Thomas;

Harry,and Maddie,and great-

Grandad to Skyla, and Van.

Messages to the Scott Family,

c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton

7740. Special thanks to the

staff of Radius fortheir loving

care ofMalcolm. Aservice to

celebrate Malcolm’s life has

been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

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Acknowledgement

THOMSON, Russell Bruce

(Russ): Claire and family

would like to sincerely thank

ourextended families,friends

and neighbours who have

expressed love and support

in so many ways atthe loss

of our dearly loved Russ. We

are so appreciative. Please

accept this as our personal

“thank you”.

In Memoriam

CAMPBELL, Ian James

28-7-1931 –8-10-2017

Sadly passed away 3years

ago today.

No longer in our lives,

Foreverinour Hearts.

Remembered with

love always.

From Adele,Robyn,Donald,

Heather and Christine

and their families.

Sadly missed by us all.

NEWS

10 Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

Minister listens to

district’s concerns

Immigration minister Kris

Faafoi was in town yesterday to

talk through issues affecting

migrant workers in the district.

Mr Faafoi, with LabourList MP

Jo Luxton, metwith Ashburton

community members to discuss

concerns around immigration

andmigrant issues especially as

recognisedseasonal employer

scheme workers, usually at

14,000 people was down to 6000

nationwide.

He said it was important New

Zealand industries had plans to

recruit staff from within the

country, and not rely on

international workers as they

have in the past.

It meantmaking their industry

jobs’ terms and conditions

attractive to NewZealanders.

Mr Faafoi is also associate

minister of housing andminister

of broadcastingand

communication.

He did notbelieve New

Zealand had seen the worst of

Covid­19 yet andgovernment was

keen to ensure New Zealanders,

andthosereturning from

overseas,had employment

opportunities.

TheAshburtonmeeting,where

issues aroundhousing, education

andhealthwerealso raised,was

hosted by Safer Mid Canterbury

andamong those present were

council staff and councillors as

well as Mid Canterbury’s

Filipino Dairy Workers

chairman Earl Magtibay, Samoan

community president Robert

Tito, Hakatere Multicultural

Council’s Adi Avnit, Rural Driver

Licensing Scheme’s Wendy

Hewitt, Ashburton College’s Ross

Preeceand community member

Esera Lauina.

Safer Mid Canterbury refugee

settlement support team leader

Kathy Harrington­Watt asked

Ashburton deputy mayor Liz

McMillan, immigration minister

Kris Faafoi, Labour List MP Jo

Luxton and Mid Canterbury

Filipino Dairy Workers chairman

Earl Magtibay.

when the refugee resettlement

programmewas likelytobe given

the green light andreopento

refugees ­Ashburtonisdue to

receive Afghanistanrefugees.

MrFaafoi said the programme

was awaiting UnitedNations goahead.

Mr Magtibayhad araft of

concerns to raise including visa

holdersbeing stuck in the

Philippines, alack of migrant

workers in NewZealandand

ongoingpolicychanges. He

wantedtoknow if New Zealand

wouldconsider opening their

borders up to dairy workers like

Canada, who deemed them

essential.

Mr Preece had concerns for

students completing high school

but being forced into low paying

jobs due to their parents migrant

status,asthe high cost of

international schoolstudy was

pricing themout of tertiary

education andinto low­paid jobs.

Mr Titosaid housing, health

and education were issues for

Pacific Islanders with market

rents and ashortage of Housing

New Zealand properties for large,

one incomefamilies.

Complete

Local Care

Since 1982

Holiday fun at the library

Stuffed toys of all shapes and

sizes weremummified

during the AshburtonPublic

Libraryholiday programme

session yesterday.

Around 20 kids and their

caregiverstook up theoffer

to wrap, and decorate,atoy

in plaster bandage to make

their ownmini­mummyout of

alarge selectionofwashed,

preloved toys.

LibrarianJonathan Nixon

said theplaster bandage took

around20minutes to set once

soaked in water and special

effects like dark eyes, green

pus or scars could be added

to the toys in felt pen.

Thechildren were able to

take home their decorated

toys, just intimefor

halloween at the end of the

month.

The holidayprogramme

wraps up tomorrow witha

‘round andround the garden’

sessionmaking paper flower

crafts withlollipopcentres. It

starts from 10.30am, all

welcome.

Raewyn Crosby and six­yearold

Grace Rollinson wrap

Scribble the squirrel in

plaster bandage.

Family owned,

locally owned

22 MooreStreet,

Ashburton

0800 2636679

2289133

Simulator winners

The 10 lucky winners

of afree flightinthe

Ashburton Aviation

Museum’s simulator

are:

BrentSmith, Evan

Waters, Joyce

McFaull, Ethan

Walsh, Grant

McFaull, Murray

Page,BrianCollins,

Bill Hart, Ben Nicol

and J. Lawrence.

Thankyou to all

that entered this

popular

competition. Happy

flying!


MeganHands

Rangitata

I’m Megan Hands, your National Party candidate for Rangitata. I’m aproven advocate for rural and regional communities, an ECan councillor, small business owner,

fiancé toSimon and mum to Jack.

I’m from afarming background and haveaBachelor of Environmental Planning and Management from Lincoln University.Mycareerhas been spent helping farmersand

small businesses cope with increasing regulation as an agricultural and environment consultant and in biosecurity.

Rangitata isathriving electorate, with rural and urban communities which rely on each other, successful businesses and strong community spirit. Ilook forward to

representing this electorate. Iwill be astrong voice onthe issues which matter toyou and your family. Together we will ensure Rangitatacontinues tothrive.

My Commitmentstoyou:

1. Iwill speak up for our communities and ensure we have quality healthcare, education services and infrastructure

2. Iwill be astrong voice for our primary industry and urban small businesses which rely on each other. When primary industry and small businesses are strong, our

towns are strong.

3. Iwill work hardtoensurequalityinfrastructureincluding an expressway from Ashburton to Rolleston bringing reliable journeytimesand better access to keymarkets.

4. Iwill advocate for the vision of Timaru as the trade hub for the South Island and infrastructure tosupport that vision.

5. Iwill be accessible and available to listenand to help and support you as your MP.

Freshwater

Education

The previousGovernment’sfresh water policy in an unworkable piece of legislation

that will only bring significant economicimpact to this region.

National will:

• Repeal or review the regulations and replace with a workable piece of

legislation

• Repealthe RMA, replacing it withtwo new piecesoflegislation

• AnEnvironment Standards Act–setting our environmental bottom lines

• And an UrbanPlanningand Development Act–giving clarityand consistency

Tax

With the right economic policy, wecan grow and rebuild our economy from the

biggest economic downturn the world has seen in living memory. Our economy

needs stimulus toensure itrebounds quickly from the recession, jobs are saved

and households and businesses have confidence.

National will:

• Deliver tax stimulus for hard working New Zealanders, putting more than

$3000 extrainthe back pocketsofthe averageearner,likeour teachers and

nurses

Health

Ourlocal DHBsplayakeyrole in deliveringgreat healthoutcomesfor our people.

National will:

• Notmerge SouthCanterbury DHB

• Ensure the ongoing issues with Canterbury DHB are resolved and the

healthcare ofCantabrians is notnegativelyimpacted

• Start arequest for proposal process to establish athird graduate entry

medical school focused on retaining General Practitioners in rural areas

Infrastructure

The National Partyunderstands justhow important infrastructureiswhenitcomes

to growing the economy.

National will:

• Build theChristchurch to Ashburtonexpressway

• Upgrade and double-lane the Orari River bridge on State Highway 79 near

Geraldine

Improving funding for learning support services is vital for local schools. Currently

thereisonly oneliteraryresource teacher servicing all schools in SouthCanterbury,

which isn’t good enough.

National will:

• Invest $480 million over our first four years inGovernment toboost learning

support

• Provide a new $160 million per year funding allocation ring-fenced for

spending that supports children with additional learning, behavioural or

mental health needs

Mental Health

Mental health isone the biggest issues facing New Zealanders, and National

believes in better mental health foreveryone.

National will:

• Better manage New Zealand’s mental health system and for the first time

introduce aMinister forMental Health to drive our mental healthstrategy

• Establish a$10 million mental health support package for small and medium

businesses where mental health has been identifiedasaconcern

• Fund life-saving mental wellbeing and suicide prevention workshops inour

rural communities

SeniorsPolicy

Retirees haveworked hardall their lives andtheydeservetoenjoy their retirement.

National will:

• Providetax stimulus whichwill leave aretiredcouple $1000 better off

• Keepthe Winter EnergyPayment andthe SuperGoldCard

E:megan.hands@national.org.nz | W:meganhands.national.org.nz | FB:@MeganHandsforRangitata

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Schoolmates to catch up after decade

There will be somegreat school yarns

told at Cleavers CorneronOctober17,

whenAshburton College matesget

together 10 years after their last day at

school.

Thereunion has been organised by

Stacey Smith,Charlotte Sowman,

Natalie Ward and Steph Polson, with

extrahelp from Nick Evans, Jessie

Cross, Sam Ruck and Nikita Kruger.

Stacey said they all began Ashburton

CollegeasYear9sin2006 andwere

prompted to get together becausea

decade had passedsincetheir final year

as Year 13s.

‘‘Wesaw this as achance to reconnect

with one another and celebratethe last

10 years.’’

Staceyand Natalie live in Ashburton,

while Charlotteisin Christchurchand

Steph lives in New South Wales.Steph

is part of the nutrition team at

Sanitarium andworks on the Weet­Bix

brand andwillbeback in Ashburton for

the reunion.

Natalie is an agri­banker for the ANZ

and Charlotte is agraphicdesignerand

photographer.

Thewomen have great memories of

their school days and Nataliesaysher

favourite teacher was accounting

teacherClair Bedward.

Shesaid the year groupwas acloseknit

group.

Charlotte moved to Christchurchin

2011 to study design and works as a

senior designer for abrand agency

there. She has a‘‘sidehustle’’ as a

wedding photographer.

Shesaid Christmas eves werealwaysa

chance to reconnectwith old school

mates andshe had kept in touch with

closefriends over social media.

‘‘I’ve reallyenjoyedvirtually catching

up via Zoomtoplanthe reunion with

peoplewemay not have spoken to in a

few years, reminiscing about the fun

times and absolutelyfretting that itwas

10 yearsago that we left.’’

Stacey, who moved back to Ashburton

recently, said she hadn’t kept in touch

with many in the year group but had a

close group of friends from school.

‘‘One of the highlights of organising

this for me has beenworking with this

group and seeing all the unique skills

and experiences wehave had in our life

since leaving college.’’

The reunion on October 17 will be at

Cleavers Corner,owned by Nikita

Kruger.Plans include food, abandand

other surprises.

The eveningwould include video

messagesfrom head boy SamRuck, who

is in the UK, andheadgirl Jessie Cross

(in Nelson).

Stacey said they were keen to hear

from anyone who started in Year 9in

2006 that whey had not been able to

reach,either on Facebook or by word of

mouth. Peoplewanting to come canfind

the grouponFacebook.

Ashburton

College Year

13 students

on their last

day of school

in 2010.

Charlotte saidthere were plenty of

schooldaymemoriestolaugh about,

includinglip sync nights and house

competitions. ‘‘I’ll never quite forgetthe

boys dressing up in mini skirts, in full

lycra bodysuits, doing single ladies or

doing syncronised dancing to Mary

Poppins.’’

Winningthe house cupforOrange

House was ahighlightofaspecial

Year13for her. ‘‘It’s been genuinely

wonderful beingable to see various

people’s happiness and successes later

in life.’’

Ngawaiata Williams with social media influencer Nicola ‘Nix’ Adams during the Let’s Chalk

About Mental Health event in downtown Ashburton.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

Chalkmessageshithome

Messagesofhope, love and

inspirationweresharedby

hundreds of peopleatthe

Let’s Chalk AboutMental

Health event in downtown

Ashburton.

The chessboard area on

East Street was peppered

with multi­coloured chalk

messagesonSunday left by

people of all ages wanting to

be part of thesolution to

reduce the high rateof

suicide.

Organised by Ngawaiata

Williams andHuia Campbell

with supportfromHeWaka

Tapuand community

organisationssuchas

AshburtonDistrictCouncil,

Netherby Meats and Sims

Bakery, the event drew

peopleyoung andold

downtowntoshow their

support.

Invited guests included

Kloe Romana, Jahrese

Dowdle,aka Jah the Jester,

Nicola ‘Nix’ Adams andPup

Chamberlain,ofLivesWorth

Living, who received akoha

from Nix Adams’ CWK

fundraiser for mental health.

Ngawaiata was impressed

with thecommunity turnout

andthe positive response.

‘‘It was amazing ...and so

well supported,’’ she said.

She was thankful for the

supportofthe team of

volunteers, local businesses

such as TheWarehouse and

Gasbookas well as

Ashburton band,Pacific

Tribal, who had donated

product or items to help the

event spread messages of

love,kindness andpositivity.

Ngawaiata said theevent

was away to get people

talkingtoreducehighlevels

of suicide.

‘‘It’s okay nottobeokay,

but let’s talk about it,’’ she

said.

Sheencouraged people to

talk to each other and listen

to their family and friends.

But if peoplewere in need of

addedsupport they were

encouraged to text, or call,

the 1737 number to talk to a

personany timeday or night.


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Teresa takes the reins

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Teresa Agnewhas become

the first female president of

RakaiaLions andshe’s

hoping more women will join

heratthe service club.

Mrs Agnew shiftedto

Rakaiafrom South Auckland

afew years ago andwas a

member of the Clevedon

Lions for10years.

There was justone other

female member at Rakaia

when she switched clubs and

she was the onlyone in it for

awhile.

Now there are five women

members,includingJo

Whittingham in the roleas

Lion Tamer andTanya

Williams, who is the third

vice­president.

Mrs Agnew said Rakaia

was asmall, friendly town

like Clevedon.

There was agood

atmosphere in the Rakaia

Lions and shewas honoured

to be itsnew president.

Shehad been electedat

the July changeover andhad

nervously hosted her first

meeting.

Mrs Agnew said she would

like to seeamore even mix

and more women in the

44­memberclub.

‘‘In Clevedon we had alot

of couples involvedinthe

club andthat worked really

well.’’

Aproject sheiskeento

gain more tractioninRakaia

is apedestrian crossingon

Rakaia Lions Club’s first female president Teresa Agnew.

SH1,which had been

proposedbythe Rakaia

Community Association and

others for anumberofyears.

Teresa Agnew was born

andbrought up on the Isle of

Wight, offEngland’s south

coast, and has lived in New

Zealand ,onand off,for 30

years.

She has twogrown up

children and her husband

Gavin is ateacher at Mount

Hutt College.

Rakaia Lionswas founded

45 years agoand had been

involved withanumber of

worthwhile projects over the

years, most notably the

landmark giantsalmon.

The clubhosts an annual

fireworks night,sells flower

bulbs, swedesand potatoes

to raise funds, and helps

organise the annual Salmon

Run multisportrace.

Christchurch visitor Kian Kolodner, who is nearly three, compares his

decorated plane with that of artist Gregory O’Brien’s.

Flyingto thefuture

Youngsters havebeen enjoying

fun and creativity at Ashburton

Art Gallery over theschool

holidays.

An activitystationcalled Come

Fly With Me has taken off and

seendozens of wooden planes

decorated.

The planeshave beeninspired

by Gregory O’Brien’s artwork

FlyingLesson.

Young visitors to the gallery are

alsoinvited to submit apicture of

what they imagine Ashburton will

looklike in the future.

The winning designwill be

chosenbymayor Neil Brown and

will be usedfor Ashburton

District Council’s official

Christmas card. An additional50

designs will be usedashoardings

around the construction of the

newcouncil buildingonBaring

Square East.

The cardcompetitioncloses on

October 11.

Baring Sq ideas taken on board

BaringSquare East will

keepits historic statues

when it is revamped intoa

more invitingopen space

overthe next twoyears.

Ashburton mayor Neil

Brown saidcouncillors had

discussed the24

submissions received during

consultationonthe square

revamp and the finaldesign

would reflect acommon

desire for afriendly place

with green grass, seating,

shady treesand good

lighting.

The squarewill be

revamped while the

Ashburton District Council’s

new library and civic centre

is built across theroad. The

two will be linked by

landscaping.

Mr Brown said architects

would work on afinal design

thatwould come back to

council laterthis year. A

contract for the work,

expected to be between$1­2

million, would then be let.

Many submitters

suggested the square tell

Ashburton’s story over the

years.

Landscape architect Val

Clemenssuggested adesign

thatpaid tribute to the

district’s braided rivers and

natural history biodiversity.

Lal Mulligan said the

statue of pioneering farmer

JohnGriggneededtobe

repositioned to face intothe

square.The statuealso

neededtoberestored to its

original state­it appeared

the limestone statuehad

been painted.

She also said the northwest

corner of the square

could be the start of an

interesting historic and

cultural walkthat took

peopleover the historic

footbridge to West Street

and the domain andheritage

centre.

Others suggested it was a

good opportunity to move

the Ashburton Legion of

Frontiersmen war memorial

and the Boer War memorial

to Baring SquareWest.

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Rural med students head home

Ashburton Hospital has

farewelled the first students to

complete studies through the

Rural Medical Immersion

Programme.

Fifth year medical students

HollyBarclay, Jack Sinclair,

JamesJin andKieren Deng

have returned to the

University of Otagotosit

exams related to their

Bachelor of Medicine and

Bachelor of Surgery studies.

Forthe pastyear in

Ashburton they have been

involved in caring for

maternity andhospital

patients, followingthem

through to Christchurch

Hospitalwhere required.They

have spent half their timein

local general practicesand

undertaken shifts withtheski

doctors at MtHuttMedical

Centre.

They have also experienced

regular simulation­based

teaching andskillstraining

alongside Ashburton

Hospital’s junior doctors in a

special simulation suite which

opened last year.

TheRuralMedical

Immersion Programme is

aimedatencouraging students

to pursue careers in rural

health,and build and

strengthen therelationship

between rural health

professionals and their

communities.

James said he chose to do the

programmebecause he wanted

to understand the full picture

of the health systemand the

journey apatient goes through.

‘‘When Iwas getting trained

in Christchurch Hospital last

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Secondbridge

The Ashburton District

Council continues to muddle

on with the planning,building

and financingofthe second

bridge. It is the NZTA’s

responsibility to buildand

finance extra capacity on State

Highway 1through our town. It

is notthe Ashburton

ratepayers’ responsibility.

By diverting traffic off the

presenthighway on to

Ashburton ratepayer­owned

roadingthrough our

residentialtown,itistransport

The four medical students who have completed their fifth year of studies in the Rural Medical

Immersion Programme in Ashburton and their tutor (from left) Holly Barclay, Jack Sinclair, tutor

Janine Lander, James Jin and Kieren Deng.

year Ioftenfelt thatIwas only

getting half of thepicture. I

think that havingabetter

understanding of the entire

process will translateinto a

betterunderstanding of my

patients andIcan then provide

bettercare.’’

Kieren said thetraining

exposed him to alot more

clinical decision­making

experiencethan an urban

setting.

Tutor Janine Landersaidthe

programme hadshown the

planning at its worst.

It will forever place added

problemsand costs to traffic

movementstoamajor part of

ourtown.Our earlysettlersdid

agoodjob of planninga

network of roads both in the

town andcountry. Agoodbase

to build future growth and

needs of our community.

Does the council not notice

what is happeningintransport

growth in many areasofNew

Zealand?The efficienciesto

allow increased traffic to flow

freely.

It is 16 years since Ifinished

at council. Traffic has

students the benefits of living

and practising medicineina

ruralcommunity.

‘‘A doctor practising in a

smaller community is ideally

placed to get to know their

patients and colleaguesbetter,

allowing themtowork together

to identify what’s important to

the patient.’’

AdvanceAshburton

Charitable Foundation

contributestothe programme

and chair MaryRosssaid

having medical students

continued to increase at the

ratepredictedatthat time.

Therehas not been one

improvementtoSH1 through

ourtowninthattime.

Doescouncil not notice the

efficiency thatfour­lane traffic

can deliver? Thekey to success

is good access on and off.

Achieve this andyou double

the traffic flowonthat

carriageway.

District councillors, for 10

years you have employed a

large numberofconsultants,

taken their advice; it hascost

our ratepayersalot of money

and where has it got you.

studying across thevarious

healthdomains within the

district was invaluable and the

first year had been asuccess.

‘‘Various studies have

clearly demonstrated the

benefit of training ahealth

workforcefor arural setting.

Students have an opportunity

to learn in settings wherethey

experience awide range of

patientconditions, and there is

agreater possibility of them

working in arural areainthe

future.’’

As anew council naturally I

wished you the very best. Have

you considered it wouldbe

wise to listen to the community

on this extremely strategic

matter.

Aprevious council got it

wrong. This council can

correct it if it hasthe vision

and couragetoaddressits

responsibilities. Good

transportplanningisessential,

itjust takessome

commonsenseand leadership.

IamproudofAshburtonbut

comeon, let's getitright for the

future.

MurrayAnderson

IN BRIEF

GARAGE SALE

Agaragesaletosupportriding

programmesrun by Mid Canterbury

Riding for theDisabled (RDA)will

be held thisSaturday at the

Ashburton Racecourse.

Thesale,and raffles,run from

9am until 1pm andsites cost$20.

Itemscan also be donated to RDA

to be sold at theirstall.

Formore informationcontact the

RDAbyemailatmcriding@outlook.

com,orcall 3080392.

GIRLS’ NIGHT

The Girls’ Nite Out event due to

havebeenheldlast month will now

take placeonNovember 5.

Theevent will include afashion

show, nibbles and spot prizesand

will be held at Todd’s of Ashburton

from 6.45pm.

Proceeds will go to Life Education

to help fund educational

programmes around thedistrict.

Because we arenow in Level 1,

more tickets are available for the

event.

Tickets costs $20 and canbe

purchasedatTodd’s or by calling

027203 5991.

CHOIR INVITE

Are-scheduledopenevening for

thosekeen to find out more about

the Mid Canterbury Choir hasbeen

confirmed for October19.

To be held at 7.15pm in the

Bradford Room at Ashburton Trust

Event Centre, the evening isa

chance to spendtimewith the choir

and to find out if choralsinging is for

you.

The Mid Canterbury Choir will

soonstartits preparations for

Christmas concerts in Ashburton

and Geraldinethat will be held in

December.

HOPE WALK

The communityisinvitedtotake

partinthe second Hakatere Hope

Walk thisSaturday.

The free eventaimstobring

people togethertoraise awareness

of suicide prevention.

Ashortloop walk is planned from

the East Street checker board to the

overbridge and back along West

Street.

The Hakatere Hope Walk is

community driven andsupported by

Ashburton council.

Thosetaking partare encouraged

to wearthe colour yellow.

Peopleare asked to gather to

registeratthe checker boardpriorto

the start of the walk at 1pm. There

will be asausage sizzle for children

at the end.

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Gate tickets on the day$20

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Pre-sale tickets available from 17th August

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Cycling over, but plenty for David to do

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

David Shurrockispacking

awayhis competitive cycling

shoes after decades of racing,

but has plenty to keep him busy

off the bike.

The 75­year­old has been the

oldest rideratthe Tinwald

Cycling Club for years, butafter

a40­year association, he now

intends to only hop on the bike

for an occasional social spin

with mates.

The veteran biker, who didn’t

missasingle Sunday race in his

finalthree seasons with the

club,says now is therighttime

to step back and to devotemore

timetootherless strenuous and

morecreative hobbies.

Those hobbies include

making pocket knives,making

leather sandals and anything

else he cares to turn his

capable hands to.

Born in Dunedin,David

shiftedwith hisfamily to Mid

Canterbury as aboy.

After leaving Ashburton

Technical School, he trained to

be amotor mechanic with

Smallbones.

He’s beentinkering with

anything mechanicalor

otherwise since,and that

includes bikes.

‘‘Whether it’s aroad bike or

trackbike, it needs to be set up

rightfor the rider.

‘‘If it’s not set up right, the

bodywill tell you,’’ he says.

His own road bikefor the last

Veteran cyclist David Shurrock hasplentyto keep himbusy now

he is no longer racing.

few yearshas been acarbon

fibre beauty with 24 gears.

He’s only used three bikes

over the last 40 years and

competitive racing has taken

up alot of his spare time.

His sonsGene andGlen were

both talented cyclists andwere

supported by their dadatthe

cadettrack nationals.

David has always been

motivatedtojump on the

saddle and enjoyscompetition.

One year he teamedupwith

club mates Darryl Kircher and

Stu Lowe andclocked up

16,000kmover theseason.

His best racing season was in

the mid1990s when he hadwon

both the South Canterburyroad

Some of the pocket knives and sandals he cleverly crafts at home.

championships and the most

points over the season.

Lean and very fit for his age,

David is also aformer runner,

deerstalker andarcher.

Heintroduced his wife Annto

the sport of archery and later

coached her. Shewent on to

compete for NewZealand at

two Olympics andat the

Brisbane Commonwealth

Games.

‘‘I madeher bowstringsand

arrows and weusedtotune up

the bows at home,’’ said David.

Clever withhis hands, he has

alsotaught himself acouple of

other hobbiesthrough trial and

error.

He enjoysworkingwith

leatherand taughtclasses at

Menorlue for 10 years.

He’s made leathertable tops

in the past and is currently

making leather sandals.

‘‘I’ve got an older leather

cutting tool that I’vehad since

1961 and it’s stillsharp enough

to shave with.’’

He is alsoacutler and

cleverlydesigns and crafts

pocket knives, usually with

wooden inlays.

David stillworks full time at

Helmack Engineering, where

he has been for 20 years,and

loves his job of finishingoff

horse floats.

‘‘I’llnot miss the cycling

simply because I’vegot plenty

to do with my time.

‘‘I’m not ready to retire yet

either because Ienjoy

working.’’

David has also competedtwo

Coast To Coast eventsaspartof

aveteran team, andhopes to get

outabit moreinthe great

outdoors, if he can fit it into his

busyschedule.

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Age Concern SAYGO classes

Steady as you go (SAYGO) is agentle exercise class

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Otago Exercise Programme

Contact: Age Concern Ashburton

Phone: 033086817

Cost: $2

Methven, All Saints Church

1Chapman Street

Tuesdays at 10.30am

Rakaia, Presbyterian Chruch

Main South Road

Tuesdays at 1pm

Ashburton:

Saint David’s Church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton

Wednesday at9.30am

Buffalo Lodge, 20CoxStreet

Wednesday at10.30am and 1pm

Thursday at 1pm

Holy Spirit Church, 52 Thomson Street, Tinwald

Thursdays at 11am

Saint Peters Church, 93 Harrison Street, Allenton

Thursdays at 1pm

Dru Yoga

Agraceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing

movements, directed breathing and visualisation.

Class includes 30 minutes of relaxation.

Contact: Janet Cross

Phone: 03 303 6067

Where: Tinwald Catholic church hall

52 Thomson Street, Ashburton

When: Tuesdays 5.45pm –7.45pm

Wednesday 10.30am –12.15pm

Thursday 6.30pm –8.15pm

Cost: $18

Evolve

Afunctional exercise class using equipment.

Contact: Jenny Soal

Phone: 03 307 7870

Where: EA Networks Centre

When: 11.15am Wednesday and Fridays

Cost: $11 and $14 for membership

(includes EA gym and Aqua classes)

TaiChi &Qigong

Aclass that encourages you togive it ago and work

to your ability. Increasing your mobility, balance and

leg strength.

Contact: Philomena McIlroy

Mobile: 027 408 7372

Where: Ashburton Club &MSA

When: Tuesday 10–11am

Wednesday 10.45 –11.45am

Wednesday class ismainly seated, walking aides

welcome in this class.

Cost: $3

Feel Good Fitness For You

Our class combines simple dance moves, guided

circuit exercise and finishes with relaxation.

Contact: Sonita

Phone: 03 302 7179 or 027 243 4917

Where: Saint Andrews church hall, Rakaia

When: Monday and Wednesday at 6pm

Cost: $8

Taichi and Qigong by Helen

Enjoy learning gentle exercises and forms to

improve strength, flexibility and balance.

Contact: Helen Patterson

Phone: 027 498 7225

Where: Upstairs at St John Rooms,

Tancred Street, Ashburton

When: Monday 9.15am –10.15am

Tuesday 9am –10am

Tuesday 10.30am –11.30am

Wednesday 9m –10am (beginners)

Cost: $5

Classes with the “Approved

Strength and Balance Programme”

tick, provide asafe and effective

exercise environment for adults.

Free Strength and Balance Class Pass

For more copies of the voucher, pop into any of the following places:

•Age Concern Ashburton •EACentre •Community House

Ashburton Library •Presbyterian Support

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TO AFREE TRIAL AT THE

FOLLOWING CLASSES:

> QiGong by Philomena

> Dru Yoga

> Evolve

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> Feel good fitness for you

Valid 1st -31st October.

Please phone the class leader tobook your place!

Please note: Some classes operate in term time only.

If you need support and transport to

experience the free exercise classes

on offer during the International month

of the Older Person, please phone us

on 03 261 6907 or pop inand see usat

Presbyterian Support -

Trevor Wilson Centre,

215 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

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Voting begins, more venues to open

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Early voting in the general election has

beensteady in Ashburton, saysthe

Rangitataelectorate returning officer

Brigitte Kempf.

She has been in the districtoverseeing

the setting up of voting places and

catchingupwith staff employedtokeep

voting problem­free.

Forgot your readingglasses? Voting

places have some youcan borrow.

Need apen? Thereare single use ones

available that you can takeawayasa

souvenir.

It is Mrs Kempf’s fifthelectionas

returning officerand this onehas

presentedacovidchallenge. While we

are in Alert Level1,election organisers

prepared to conduct theballot under

Alert Level 2restrictions so voterswill

findaQRcode to scanon arrival,plenty

of sanitiserand physicaldistancing

indicatorsonthe floor.

Avoterconcierge willmeetand greet

voters at voting places, voterswill be

checkedoff rolls andthenaskedtovote in

private.

MrsKempf said voters would likely

takelonger thaninpastelections as they

were also beingasked to voteinthe

cannabis andend­of­life referendums.

In Mid Canterbury, early voting began

at theAshburton Trust Event Centre on

Saturday, the first day peoplecouldcast

their vote beforeelectionday on October

17.

Other votingplaces haveopened this

week andsome morewill openthis

weekend too, including the Hakatere

maraewhich will be avotingplace for the

first timeonSaturday and Sunday.For

informationabout avoting placenear

you,visit vote.nz or ring0800 367656.

Setting up avoting place at Walnut Avenue at theweekendwere (from left) Nic Fielding,

Robert King, Brigitte Kempf, Pru Watson, DaveChristensen and Ila Cabalse.

MrsKempf said350 staff had been

preparedfor theirelectionduty in the

electorate by sixtrainers. Another 100

staff were needed this election because

of the increased numberofvoting places.

Shesaidfivepeopletoo young to vote,

but over 16, hadbeen employed;she

hoped it would encourage themto

become lifelongvoters.

Amongstaff setting up the Walnut

Avenuepavilionvoting place was

17­year­oldIla Cabalse, aYear12student

at Ashburton College.

Shesaiditwas agreatchance to

improveher communication and

customer service skills.

Also at WalnutAvenue were Pru

Watson,workinginher ninth election,

and Dave Christensen, workinginhis

first.

MrsWatsonsaidshe had hadto

rearrange her work diary whenthe

election was delayed amonthfromits

original date. ‘‘ButIwanted to be partof

it again so Imade it happen.’’

About 50 percentofvoteswerecast

early in the 2017 electionand organisers

are expectingupto70per cent this

election.

TheElectoral Commission’s Rachel

McAnally saidabout 88.5 percentofthe

Rangitataelectorate’sestimated

population of 57,300 hadenrolled, with

those aged18­44 needingapush to enrol.

Shesaid people could enrol as they

vote, or ring 0800367656tocheckthey

were able to vote.Many newcomersdid

not realise they qualified.

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17

Ash Inter

eyeing

enrolment

zone

AshburtonIntermediate

School is eyeing an enrolment

zone scheme to manage its

growing school roll and is

asking for feedback before

October 23.

The school has been askedby

the Ministry of Education

(MOE) to implement the

enrolment scheme to prevent

possible overcrowding.

Under the proposal, students

willbeenrolled if they live

within ahome zone thathas

clearly definedboundaries.

Th AshburtonIntermediate

home zoneboundarystretches

from near Dorie and Rakaia

schoolsinthe north, to

Lagmhor and Hinds schools to

the south, and east to near

Longbeach and Wakanui

schools.

The enrolment of out­of­zone

students is governedbythe

provisions of theEducation act

1989.

The AshburtonIntermediate

school boardwill consider any

community feedback and will

report back to the MOE.

The proposedenrolment

zone could be implemented as

early asTerm 1next year.

Feedback can sent via email

to principal@ashinter.school.

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Students focus on social, enviro issues

Senior pupils at Ashburton

Borough School have just

completed their Year 8

exhibition work delving into a

range of environmental and

social issues affecting people on

aglobal scale.

Exhibits ranged from the

value of bees, sustainability,

water quality and itsimpact on

humanity, to efficient energy

use and how hobbies help

people connectand improve

health and happiness.

The students worked in

collaborative groupscovering

three inquiry topics;how the

world works,sharing the planet

and how we express ourselves.

All of the exhibitions were

based on United Nations

sustainable developmentgoals,

had an environmental focus and

reinforced that actions, no

matter how small,can cause

change in the world.

Year 8students Charlotte

Year 8students Maddie Page, Charlotte Bell and Bella Dawson

made avisual model, with aflip side, so people could see the

consequences of their actions when it came to sustainability.

Bell, Maddie Page and Bella

Dawsonresearched

sustainability, which included

howeveryday items can affect

the environment.

‘‘Plants have their ownwax

layer which enables theplants

to hold on to water for along

time andthe chemicals in soap

can affect that layer which

causes the plantstodehydrate

and die,’’ they said.

‘‘The chemicals in (some)

soapcan affect waterways just

as much as it affects earth.’’

It can causeeutrophication

when there are toomany

nutrients in the waterand it

chokes thewaterways and

aquatic life is destroyed.

‘‘Soap is apollutant andthere

is nothing we candotostop that

but there are ways we can

reduce the effects of soap and

other resourcesinthe

environment.’’

While most garden plants

preferred neutral soil levels

they investigated why it was

important to know what plants

preferred which type of pH

level to enable their growth.

Some fruits likeblueberries,

gooseberries preferredacidic

soil, while beans, turnips,

tomatoes and onion liked a

slightly acidic soil withapH

level of between 5.5 and7.0 and

many foodplants such as

asparagus, leek or spinach

would rather grow in alkaline.

They also tested how different

types of soap affected plant

growth using homemade soap,

an antibacterial soap, an eco

brand, and no soap, which

ended up having the best results

for theplant.

Therewas adefinite

relationship betweenthe early

demise of plants and products

containing antibacterial

properties, or added chemicals,

they found in thefindings.

While bars of soap were better

to use than foam and liquid

soaps the girls recommended

people made, or sourced,

natural soaps which were better

for theenvironment.

The girls had homemade

soaps to giveawayaspartof

their exhibition, and to show

how easy they were to make.

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Institute celebrates 85 years

Members of the MidCanterbury

FederationofWomen’s Institutes

(WI) celebratedthe organisation’s

85th anniversary lastweek with cake

and camaraderie sharedwithinvited

guests.

Among them nationalpresident

Fay Leonard,national executive

committee members Kathryn

HopkinsonandJude Vaughan (alsoof

MidCanterbury), members from

North Canterbury, Canterbury

District, Canterbury East, South

Canterbury and Waimate and and

RuralWomen NewZealand Mid

Canterbury provincialpresident

Marg Verrall.

Thecelebration, tied into the

annual CupDay event, saw eldest Mid

Canterbury Federation member

Doris Wakelin,aged 103, have the

honour of cutting the cake alongside

MrsLeonard.

Theminutes were read from the

inaugural meeting held at St

Stephens Hall in Ashburton on April

5, 1935 and members, Margaret

Cullimore, Rosa Bennett and Emma

Brockhurst lit three candles, one for

past, future andpresent members.

Mid CanterburyFederation of

Women’s Institutes president Mavis

Wilkins said times had changed since

the 23 in the Mid Canterburydistrict

broke awayfromwithin the South

Canterbury branch.

Back then each of the districts in

theareahad aWIbranch, but over

time those numbers haddwindled to

thepresenteight.

It was abig day when Mid

Canterbury splitoff fromSouth

Canterbury, she said.

Nationwide theWIwill mark its

centennialwith events and

celebrations aroundthe country next

year.

Mid Canterbury Federation of WI

members (from left) Margaret

Cullimore, Rosa Bennett and Emma

Brockhurst lit three candles, one for

past, future and present members

during the organisations 85th

celebration.

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Creating agood garden

Vegetables

Given rich soil, zucchini,

marrowsand pumpkin are

easilygrown in the home

garden,althoughincooler

districts pumpkinsneed a

hot, dry summer to do well.

Bush marrows suchas

Cocozelle di Napoli require

lessroomthan the trailing

types but zucchini aremore

popular than marrows, so

seed of the latter can be

difficult to obtain.

Sow theseeds nowin pots

or seed boxes.

Mini­greenhouses­a

little like an old­fashioned

cold frame ­are ideal for

these tender vegetables, as

is abottomless boxwitha

squareofglass setover the

top and placedinthe

warmest part of thegarden.

Plants can be putintheir

permanent place from the

endofthe month, or once

the likelihood of frost has

passed.

When fruits form, liquid

manure will encourage

good growth.

Watering is neededonly

when thesoil is dry in the

plants’ earlier stages.

Celerycan be sown in the

same way as marrows or

pumpkins.

The soil for sweet peas should be well­limed and the ground worked to afine crumb.

Trenches can be

prepared now for planting

out celery early in

December. Dump plentyof

manure in the bottom of the

trench andtop with soil but

leave the surface5cm to

10cm lower than the

surrounding garden to help

retain moisture,ascelery

will quickly go to seed if the

grounddries out.

Flowers

Outdoor fuchsias,

Californian tree poppy

(Romneya coulteri) and

willowsgrownfor bark

effectscan bepruned now.

Cut them hard, trimming

last year’s growth closeto

older wood.Young rooted

pieces can be takenfrom

the outsideofviolet plants

and the centralportion of

old clumps discarded.

Violets do best in partial

shade with rich, heavy soil.

Herbaceous perennials,

such asmichaelmas daisies,

can still be increased by

taking side growthswith a

few roots attached. Hardy

annuals can be sown

outdoors this month.

Clarkia, asters, nasturtiums,

calendula and sweet peas

are goodoptions.

Dwarf sweet peas do not

need staking. Little

Sweetheart is one of the

smallest, growing to 25cm,

making it suitable for

bedding, pots and hanging

baskets.

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Celery can be sown in the same way as marrows or pumpkins.

Grass repair care

Lawnsthat have

becomepatchy

because of grassgrub

damage or the

removal of weeds on

alarge scale canbe

brought back to

order now with a

dressing of one part

superphosphate and

three parts sulphate

of ammonia mixed

andspread at arate

of 30g per square

metre. Apply this

mix now,and again

in early autumn, as

growth restarts after

summer. Mossy soil

canbedressed with

thesame mixture,

with theadditionofa

half­partofsulphate

of irontosuppress

moss.Somedamage

to the leaves of

nearby grasswill

appear, but recovery

is quick.Dwarf

annuals for arockery

or the front of garden

bedsinclude phacelia

(blueshades),

nemophila(blue),

Linumgrandiflorum

and limnanthes

(yellow).Linaria

producesflowers

resembling miniature

snapdragonson

slenderstems, 15cm­

25cm high.

Auckland opens its arms

Auckland isextending awarm

welcometothose south of the

Bombay Hills to visit.It’s part of

their latestdomestic tourism

campaign extending apersonal

invitation to friends andwhanau

to reunite with loved ones and

experienceall the region hasto

offer. TheDear NZ,LoveAKL

campaign seeslocal tourism

body, AucklandTourism, Events

and EconomicDevelopment

(ATEED), tug on New Zealand’s

heart strings to draw thevisiting

friends and relatives travel

market to Auckland.

It complements Tourism New

Zealand’s Do Something New

campaignbyshowcasing

unexpectedthings to dointhe

region.

It included ahuge line­upof

exciting eventsfrom now right

throughsummerincluding 36th

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Warmer weather is upon

us, and agood chance to

have acleanuparound the

garden. As the temperature

steadily rises it’s agreat

time to make surethe

barbecueisready, as well

ascheck to see if the

outsidepatio and deck

areas need any

maintenance.

Open timber decks

constructed withdurable

treated timbers should be

lessofaconcern than

enclosed balconies.

However, there are still

maintenance tasks that

should be done regularly to

ensurethe deck is safe.

Clean and removeleaves,

moss and other debris from

thedeck, paying particular

attention to the gaps

between the decking

boards and outlets.

Useamossremover or

solutionofone part bleach

to four parts water.

If youthinkadeckisa

safetyhazard you should

prevent anyone from using

it until it has been assessed

and repaired.

Seek professional

advice, particularly if the

claddingislikely to be

damagedbythe work.

Check under thedeck

and any areas where

timber meets other timber

(eg joists, bearers, decking)

as these areas can trap

moisture. Carefully check

any dark patches as these

indicate high levels of

moisture.

Sometimes timber

appears fine from the

outside even when it has

started to rot, so usea

screwdrivertosee if it is

soft underneath or in the

joint.

Replace rotting timbers

immediately.

Mouldcan make the deck

slimy and slippery, which

is asafety hazard. Sweep

the deck withastiffbristled

yard brush.

Apply hot water and a

weak bleach solution or

household productsthat

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The opening of the Liquorland FranchiseBusiness

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storesthroughout NewZealand to 130!

The newFranchiseownersare Sacha and Tom

Fougere. Sacha and Tomwill be found most

days in the store tendingtocustomer’s needs

and arekeen to become keycontributorstothe

development of the Ashburton communitythat

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puppyLincoln is alsoaregularatthe shopand

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We believeour businessisabout unpretentious

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24 Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

“Itwas anamazing experience”

-Rachel Fraser, New Zealand Diploma

For Rachel Fraser, making great

friendships at Ara was every bit as

rewarding as gaining her qualification.

“I really enjoyed the time Ispent with

my fellowstudents and the discussions

we would have in the lectures.

Sometimes those discussion would

result in lots of laughter which would

make the subject matter memorable

and helped me learn.”

Rachel studied the New Zealand

Diploma in Business, a course she

chose following a gap year after

high school. “Before the course Iwas

working at asupermarket to earn a

little money while Idecided what I

wanted to do.Thatenvironmentmade

me realise how much I’d love ajob in

an office, so Iknew abusiness diploma

would be the waytoachievethat. And

being able to study locally inTimaru

wasverybeneficial.”

The course turned out to be better

than Rachel had expected. “I thought

it would be filled with technical jargon

and assignments that would require

memorising entire textbooks. But it

was filled with relevant information

that directly related to the field, as

well as skills like communication, time

management and effective planning

which Ifind myself using everyday.”

Rachel adds that every tutor she

encountered atAra was “lovely” and

cared about students’ wellbeing and

education. “They’re all incredibly

dedicated and they present lectures

with passion and enthusiasm which

allows foreasy learning.”

A highlight for Rachel was being

named topperforming studentfor one

of her papers. She says it’s something

she’s incredibly proud of.

Now having graduated, Rachel is

working in a clerical role for the

South Canterbury District Health

Board, organising and booking

appointments. It’s ajob she says her

diploma prepared her well for.

Reflecting on her Ara experience,

Rachel says: “It was an amazing

experience that resulted in great

friendships and knowledge that Iuse

every day. It allowed me to better

myself and decide where Iwant tobe

in the future.”

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Totara Award for Fred

Former Ashburton College

student Fred Belford has

received the Young Totara

Award for hiscommunity

service androle model

behaviour.

Given by Ashburton Plains

RotaryClub,the award

recognises positive

achievementsinthe

community by ayoung

person.

Fred Belford is currently

studying nursing at Ara

Institute of Canterbury.

PlainsRotary president

SteveAllen said Fred was

chosenbecausehehas

become afine role model

through his leadership roles,

his contribution to the

community andthe positive

effect he had on other people.

‘‘Wehope that this award

will give himthe confidence

to continuemaking good

decisions andtrust his own

judgement.

‘‘Fred has chosen acareer

in nursingand he will face

many challenging decisions

as both he and his profession

grow to meet changing

demands.’’

Rosebank manager Sue

Prowse said Fred was

humble and caring by nature.

Hisoutgoing personality

saw him quickly gainthe

confidence of the people he

was caring for at Rosebank

Young Totara Award winner Fred Belford with Plains Rotary

president Steve Allen in the background.

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and earnedhim the respect

of his work colleagues.

Likeprevious recipients, a

totara tree has been planted

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honour Fred Belford’s

community service.

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Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

25

New bridges over RDR under way

Three bridgesthat cross the

Rangitata DiversionRace

(RDR) on Inland Scenic

Route 72 (Arundel Rakaia

Gorge Road) willbeclosed

for up to twomonths as new

bridges that canwithstand

heavier vehicles are built.

Worktodemolishand

replace thethree RDR

bridges is expected to finish

beforeChristmas and the

$1.8 million project will

make abig differencefor transport

operators and the businesses they

service.

‘‘Feedback fromour road reference

groups and transport operators over the

Neil McCann

years has highlighted the

impactthese currentweight

restrictionshave on their

productivity, and we are

really pleased to be

delivering asolution that

will open up thisarea and

support growth,’’ Ashburton

District Council

infrastructure services

group manager Neil McCann

said.

‘‘The new bridges will be a

fantastic upgradefor our community but

weunderstand the detours will create

some disruption. We are doing

everything we can to minimise this as

muchaspossible and appreciate

residents' patience throughoutthis

time.’’

To helpreducedisruption,the bridges

are closing and reopening to cars and

lightvehiclesondifferent dates.

Bridge 234(Staveley Bridge) was

closed on Monday andisexpected to

reopenonNovember 13. Detour is via

Springburn Bushside Road, Ashburton

Staveley Roadand vice versa.

Bridge233 (Prices Road Bridge) is

expected to be closed from October 12 to

November6.Detourvia TramwayRoad,

Gates Road,Lochheads Road andvice

versa.

Bridge232 (Surrey Hills Bridge) will

closefrom October 19 to December 4.

Detour via AnamaStation Road, Anama

Valetta Road, Anama Cavendish Road

andvice versa.

Heavyvehicles will be detoured via

Mayfield Valetta Road, Thompsons

Track and AshburtonStaveley Road

from October 12 until December 4.

While the bridgeswill be closedfor

the work,all localroads willremain

open with thedetours in place. Route 72

will be open and traffic willhaveaccess

to Staveley and Mt Somers.

All three bridgesare due for

replacement and council used the

opportunity to upgrade their weight

capacity to allow trucks carrying 44

tonnesormoretocrossthem.Currently,

heavy vehicles this size cannot use the

bridges.

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New tune for farmer and his bagpipes

TONI WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

There’s askirl of bagpipesas

dairy farmer Joseph Williams

stands in afield playing atune

to his captiveaudience.

The cows are unfazed and

continue grazing.

Mr Williamslearned to play

the bagpipes during his

primary school years in

Scotland and since relocating

to New Zealand for work

opportunitieshehas taken up

with the Ashburton PipeBand.

‘‘There is astrongmusic

cultureatschool,’’ he said. The

bagpipes were taken up in

primary and secondary school,

first learning finger movements

on apractice chanter (similar

to arecorder) before advancing

to the bagpipes.

Mr Williamsadmits he wasn’t

as committed to the bagpipesas

he could have been through his

teenage years and then flatting

while at university in

Aberdeen, Scotland.

He pickedthem up again in

his early 20s, and brought his

chanter with him to New

Zealand.

He came to New Zealand for a

holidayafter graduating with

honours in agriculture from

Scotland Rural University

College. He was interested in

rural Kiwilife and New

Zealand dairyfarming ­aswell

as seeingsome of the tourist hot

spots.

He spent six months

travelling the country with a

friend,made aquick visit to

Australia then returned home

to Scotland.

He eventually returnedto

New Zealand,along with his

girlfriend, now fiancée,

Jennifer Martin,totake up a

dairy role in Mid Canterbury.

Miss Martin, who qualified as a

teacherinScotland, is a

primary school teacher at

HampsteadSchool.

The couple, both 27, have

been in New Zealand for four

yearsand have permanent

residency.

They have had family

members visitfrom the United

Kingdom many times.

They have also had their

wedding plans scuppered by

Covid­19, twice. There were

due to get married in Scotland

in July, and then rescheduled to

January 2021,but recent

changes to gathering numbers

of just 15 people in the United

Kingdomfor the nextsix

months has forced them to

cancel.

Quarantine costs and time

werealso afactor especially as

theyhave justtaken over

contractmilking for Mark and

Pennie Saunders at their

Balmaghie Farm, at Lagmhor.

It’s astep up from Mr

Williams’ former managerrole,

which was also at the farm,and

means being paid on herd

production; they own some

farm equipment and employ

their own staff. They havetwo

other full­timers and one calfrearer.

Takingonthe contract

milking was adecision made

Dairy farmerJosephWilliams

pipingonthe farm at Lagmhor.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

easier by knowing the farm and

milkingpotential of the cows,

Mr Williams said.

The property, anew

conversioncompletedin2015,

spans 200 hectares. They milk

700 cowsina54 bail rotary

shed.

In Tiree, an islandwith a

population of 750 residents off

the coast of Scotland where Mr

Williamsgrew up, they have

small crofts, like small scale

farmlets.

Mr Williams used to visit his

sister who was amanager on

one of the crofts.There were

around 35 beef cowsand 120

sheep but no dairy cows.

He got dairy experience

while studyingatuniversity

when he workedonasmall

scale dairy farm milking 280

Ayreshire and other red and

white cows in a12­aside

herringbone.

‘‘It was aprettybig farm for

the area,’’ he said.

They calved all year round

and milked threetimes aday, at

5am, 1pm and 8pm, producing

on average around 30 litres

each aday, so Mr Williams

picked up eveningmilkings

during the week,and extra

shifts during the weekends and

holidays.

Whenthey first arrived in

Mid Canterbury,after being

introduced by an agency, Mr

Williams took up fixed term job

opportunities beforesecuring a

permanentjob.

Miss Martin volunteered at

HampsteadSchoolfor

experience, before gaining full

time work, and worked at acafe

during that time.

They have seen abit of the

South Island as tourists but still

have alot to do, Mr Williams

said.

Fonterra nets $555m for Chinese farms

Fonterraisselling its China

farms for atotal of $555 million,

after successfully developing

the farmsalongside local

partners.

Inner Mongolia Natural

Dairy Co Ltd, asubsidiaryof

ChinaYouran DairyGroup

Limited (Youran), has agreed to

purchase Fonterra’s two

farminghubs in Yingand

Yutian for$513 million.

Separately,Fonterrahas

agreed to sell its 85 per cent

interest in its Hangu farm to

BeijingSanyuan Venture

CapitalCoLtd for $42 million.

Sanyuan has a15per cent

minority shareholdinginthe

farm and exercised their right

of firstrefusaltopurchase

Fonterra’s interest.

Fonterra chief executive

MilesHurrell says in building

the farms,Fonterrahas

demonstrated its commitment

to thedevelopment of the

Chinese dairy industry.

“We’veworkedclosely with

localplayers,sharing our

expertise in farming

techniques and animal

husbandry, and contributed to

the growth of the industry.

“We don’tshy away from the

fact that establishing farms

from scratch in China has been

challenging, but our team has

successfully developed

productive model farms,

supplying high quality fresh

milk to the local consumer

market.”

Mr Hurrell says the sale of

the farms willallowthe co­op to

prioritise theareasofits

business where it has

competitive advantages.

“For the last18months, we

have been reviewing every part

of the business to ensure our

assetsand investments meet

the needs of the co­op today.

Selling the farmsisinlinewith

ourdecision to focus on our

NewZealand farmers’milk.’’

Fonterra expects to usethe

cash proceeds from thetwo

transactionstopay down debt,

as part of its previously

announced overall debt

reductionprogramme.

Right: Fonterra’s Miles Hurrell

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SPORT

Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

27

Netball umpires swat up, take next step

More than 20 Mid Canterbury

netballumpires haveearned

themselves awell­deserved pat

on the back by taking the next

step in their umpiring this year.

Netball NewZealandran

online theoryexams for

umpires duringlockdownand

Ashlein Lyttle,Olivia Pearce

and GiannaButler allsat and

passed theirZone Theory,

while Willow Diedricks satand

passed her New Zealand

Theory.

When the netballseason

eventually got under way, the

successkept on coming.

Lyttle followed up her Zone

Theory pass by also passingher

Zone Practical, which was an

impressive achievement.

At Centre level, Georgia

Blundell, ClaudiaThomas and

Jess Bleach all passed their

CentrePractical, which saw

them all make the step up from

umpiring on aSaturday

afternoon, to aThursday night.

All three madetheir Thursday

night umpiring debut in the

premier3grade.

Some of MidCanterbury’s

newestumpires were also

awarded apre­centre award

indicating they are on theway

to ahigher level. This year, they

were handed outtoMalana

Ngametua, NatalieShaw,

Bryony Digby, AimeeCosgrove,

Ciara Ross, Juliet Campbell,

Bella Casey­Solly, Elyse

McCallum, Emily Watson,Leah

Reid,Leah Maw, Sabrina

Cassineri, Piper O’Malley,

Bill’e O’Brien and Sophie

Gibson.

At the end of season awards,

Lyttle becamethe first ever

recipientofthe new Rhodes

Trophyfor MidCanterbury

Netball’s most improved

umpire/umpirecoach.

Georgia Blundell tookhome

the LeathCupfor an umpire

achieving at centre level,while

her sister Charlotte Blundell

was presented with the

Donalda Mitchell Trophy,

awarded to an umpire who

regularly umpiresatjunior

level and is always helpful

when it comes to filling in and

assisting withother duties at

junior netball.

The Leech Cup, for asenior

umpire achieving at regional

and/or NZ level,wenttoKevin

Opele. Opele wasone of the

umpires whocontrolled this

year’s ACLpremier 1final

along with Natalie Corbett.

MidCanterburyNetball

centremanagerErinTasker

said each andevery one of Mid

Canterbury’s umpiresshould

be proudoftheir achievements

this season.

Umpireswereavital part of

any game, and Mrs Tasker said

Mid Canterbury was lucky to

have agood core group of

umpires, butthey could always

do withmore.

“Many of our umpires are

players, too, but that doesn’t

have to be the case. Take

Ashlein’s dad, Heath Lyttle, for

example, he was adad

watching his daughterplay

netball,and now he’sone of our

top umpires locally,” she said.

Anyone wantingtobecome a

netball umpire,whetheritbe

for the junior or social grades,

or someone with an eye on

umpiring premier one day, can

contact MidCanterbury Netball

by emailinginfo@mcnetball.co.

nz.

Ashlein Lyttle has abright future umpiring netball.

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Runners and walkers at aprevious Longbeach Coastal Challenge.

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Coastalchallenge

Thereare trackenhancements

andanextension to early bird

entriesat this year’s Longbeach

Coastal Challenge event.

The November 29 event starts

andfinishes on the north sideof

the Hinds River on Longbeach

Estate and takes in the nearby

coastline.

This year’s event, the 14th,

features run, walk andbike

challenges and some changes to

course layouts.

‘‘Ifyou've been aregular

runner, walker ormountain biker

at the event, you'll be excited to

know that over thepastfew

months there has been some

tractor work, ensuringsomenew

additions, which will enhance the

challenge,’’ saidLongbeach

Coastal Challenge chairman Matt

Galbraith.

Theevent committee was

Kids’ bike ride

There’s abike challenge lined

up for youngerriders near

Methven this Sunday.

The 2020 Kids Mountain Bike

Challengeisorganisedby

Methven Lions, Big Als and Bike

Methven.

It will featurea4.2km time

trial that starts at the Thyme

Stream subdivision and follows

the RDRandfinishes at the Mt

grateful to be back in Level 1and

excited and focusedondelivering

another on successful event, he

said.

Early Bird Entry had been

extended until October 11,

meaning participants could save

on the entry fees andalso be in

thedrawtowin aretreat for two

at the fabulous Te Wepu Intrepid

Pods.

Mr Galbraithurged runners,

walkers and mountain bikers to

take the challenge and to support

thegreat community event.

At Alert Level 2orhigher the

race will not be held and will

either be cancelled or postponed.

Entries can be completed

onlineatthe website

longbeachcoastalchallenge.com.

Proceeds from the event will be

divided between Longbeach

School and Hinds Lions.

Hutt road.

The challenge has the

following age groupcategories:

7/8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/15.

There is afree barbecue for

competitorsatthe finishline

andthe event is limitedto100

entries.

Entry is $5 and all proceeds

will be used to fundlandscaping

at Bike Methven’s skill park.

Close finish at bowls event

Competition was tough as the

Canterbury Federationof

Women’s Institutes (WI) took

part in theannualregional

interprovincialindoor bowls

playoffs in Ashburton

recently.

Played at theAshburton

IndoorBowlsStadium four

teams ralliedtofind awinner

to representthe wider

Canterburydistrict at the

national tournament next

year.

Mid Canterbury Federation

of Women’sInstitutes (WI)

presidentMavis Wilkins said

North Canterbury,

CanterburyDistrict,

CanterburyEast and Mid

Canterburycompeted in some

tough play. South Canterbury

and Waimate federations did

not field teams.

‘‘It was aclose finishwith

three teamshaving two wins

and aloss. But inthe end

North Canterburywon,

CanterburyDistrictwas

second andMid Canterbury

placedthird.’’

Mid Canterbury Women’s Institutes bowling representatives

Bernice Laird, Ruth Logan and Dianne Carter at the annual

regional interprovincial playoffs in Ashburton.

Officialmeasurer George

Anderson wasthere,once

again, to keepthe peace and

officiate on rulings.

TheMid Canterburyteam

was made upofDianne

Carter, Bernice Laird and

RuthLogan.

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28 Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

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Creative Fibre

The co­chairperson

welcomed agood muster of

members to arecent meeting

and quickly sorted the business

matters.

There were 18 members who

stayed at Staveley Camp and

several dayvisitors. The

weather co­operated with the

dyeing andfelting except for

Thursday. Another camp has

been booked for February

10–14, 2021.

The Celebrating Fibrecraft

Exhibition closed on Sunday

and the items can be collected

from Pam.

The Ashburton AGM is on

October 19 at 1.30pm. Please

note change of time. This is to

be followed by an afternoon tea

to acknowledge our 50th

Jubilee.

South Canterbury Area AGM

is going to be heldatThe Plains

Museum on November16 which

will follow our own meeting

which starts at 10am.

The Show and Tell table had

quite afew hats –felted, knitted

and crochet, ascarf made with

Touchyarn,several skeinsof

spun and dyed wool and sliver

that had beendyed at Staveley

as well as ajersey and ajacket.

Annhad been ‘playing’ with

children’s t­shirts that she had

printedbrightly coloured

motifs on with her new printer.

The members thenspent time

spinning, goingthroughthe

library, and exchanging ideas

and methods of various

techniques.

Allenton Bowling Club

Clubchampionships are

under way with strongentries

in everysection, draws are up,

dates to be played by, now all

we need is everyonetoget the

job done.There should be

closely contested games in both

men’s and ladies’ sections.

It hasbeenanother busy

week at the club. Tuesday was a

miserablecold day with only a

few braving the elements. Our

Marjorie showed us the way,

donning another layer of

clothes, and challenged us all to

joinher. The hardy did, and the

rest of usfound an urgent jobin

the club house!

It was Allenton’s turn to host

the Friday Triples and agood

numberofteams enjoyed a

great afternoonofbowls.

Winners were: RBennett, G

Clarke, MBuchanan 3wins, 20

ends and amassive 50 points.

Second: ACrawford, RFord,B

Molloy 3wins, 17 ends 45

points. Third: JSmart, JRyk, A

Ashburton County Lions donates fruit, smoothie maker

Ashburton County Lions has handed over anew smoothie maker and supply of frozen fruit to BASEyouth centre. The club identified

aneed for the machine at the centre and has funded it throughits publicity and youth committee. Pictured handing over the machine

and frozen fruit are (fromleft) BASEsupport worker Camilla Roche, Ashburton County Lion Moyra Whiting, BASE co­ordinator Jenny

Rae and Ashburton County Lionsmembers MargaretIngold, Carolyn Nelson and Mary Francis.

McKenzie 3wins, 17 ends 37

points. Fourth: DKinvig, T

Watson, DPrendergast3wins

16 ends 23 points. Fifth: B

Hopwood, FMcKnight, C

Harrison 3wins 15 ends 26

points. TheTodd cup was held

on Saturday, our sponsors for

this day were Skip to it Flooring

and we thank them.

Theday started with a

minute’s silence in respect for

one of our older members Riki

Shearer who passed away

during the week. Beingfours

we all fitted on to the grass

green anditmadefor agreat

atmosphere.

LenLuke’s team came out the

winner withRayleneHeads, F

McKnight, and Barry Molloy

helping him out. Seconed: R

Bennett, MQuinn, NAtkinson,

SDoig. Third: GBishop, A

Crawford, WLloyd, A

Sargisson. Fourth: MAnderson,

MHill, JKewish, AMcKenzie.

Another very enjoyable week

on the greens.

Ashburton GolfClub9­holers

Thursday October 1was a

beautiful day to be out for a

round of golf. Our winners

were: Flowers @the Gate by

Tone'e Best Nett ­Colin

Fleming withascore of 28.

Fourplayers had nett scores of

33 ­Wendy Hopwood, Oliver

Prince, Jenny Matthews and

AnneFleming.

Oliver Prince also scored a

two on the 8th hole, winninga

Smith &Church golf ball. On

Saturday, Wendy Hopwoodwas

the Harvey Bakehouse winner

with22stableford points. Bruce

Leighton scored 20 pointsand

Elaine King, 19points. Muriel

Morgan, Antony White and

Mitchel Leith all scored 18

points.

Bruce Leighton hit atwo on

the 8th. On October 8, we are

playing at Methven (arrive at

9.30 am) and then back home on

the 15th for astroke round

sponsored by Netherby

Pharmacy. On Saturdays,

report at 1pm for the Harvey

Bakehouse 9Hole matches.

Ashburton Bowling Club

Another busy week has

passed and it started, as I

suggested in last week’s report,

being more than just “nippy”.

Ashburton ladies played a

pre­season drawn fours day on

Tuesday, wonbyDiana King’s

team, and the wind chill factor

must have been minus 50!!

Fortunately playing conditions

for the remainder of the week

improved greatly and

therefore, has been very

enjoyable.

AshburtonLadies

Championship Triples began

on Thursday, andmatches will

continue on this coming

Tuesday and Thursday, starting

at 9.30am. At Friday Triples at

Allentononthe 2nd, coming 3rd

with 3wins, 17 ends, 37 points

were Ashburton’s JSmart, J

Ryk, AMacKenzie, and 4th with

3wins,16ends,23points were

Ashburton’s DPrendergast, D

Kinvig, TWatson.

Saturday’s Rollover Triples

results were 1st ­RHerriott, M

Watson, MPatterson with 2

wins, 10 ends,20points and2nd

–TWatson, AGibbs with 2wins,

10 ends, 17 points.

The Todd Cup Fours at

Allenton,also on Saturday,

resulted in 4th place going to

Ashburton’s MAnderson, M

Hill, JKewish, AMacKenzie.

Here’shopingfor more

warmth and sunshine. Good

bowling everyone!

Ashburton Writers’ Group

The well attended September

meeting was held recently.

Quotation by Rae:“Make

improvements, not excuses.

Seek respect, not attention.”

In general business there was

discussion on ameeting being

planned for November 25. To be

talks on self publishing and

books to be on sale and the

public to be invited.

The assignment for the

meeting was “that is how the

fight started”. Some of the

topics written about were bar

tender,sleeping baby, floral

bath robe, washedaway

tension, shared memories,

locket, ancestors –stabbing,

argument,credit card,

anniversary and early routine.

The instant exercise by

Heather provedtobe

something alittle different.

Members hadtoget into groups

and give their answers to

various questions.

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The winning Ashburton Cadet Unit team.

PHOTO SUPPLIED

Cadet skills recognised

Ateam fromthe Ashburton

CadetUnithas won the

SouthernArea skills

competitionand will now

compete for the nationaltitle

in AucklandoverLabour

Weekend.

The team, led by warrant

officerclass2Maria Costas,

includedCpl Brodyn Gabites,

Sgt Calais Hill, Cpl Marc

Calzada, CplElizabethHastie,

Lcpl MarkusWhite,Lcpl May

FINAL FLIGHT

NOTICE OF HELICOPTER USE FOR

VISUAL INSPECTION OF

TRANSMISSION LINES IN YOUR AREA.

Transpower, the owner and operator of

the national grid, will be carrying out a

routine visual maintenance inspection of

transmission lines in your area by helicopter.

We have been undertaking inspections of the

structures on the Glenavy to Waitaki 110 kV

line and also our Roxburgh to Islington

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

flying helicopter over the last month.

Ourfinal flyoverdateis planned

for Monday 12 October 2020.

The helicopter will fly at aconstant speed of

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

approximately 4hours per session.

Livingstone

Geraldine

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Oamaru

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

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

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Penjueli, LcplEli Orena and

CdtSebastianvan Rooyen.

The team was managed by

LtShannon Bradleyand the

competition wasdirected by

Major CezarneRodgers from

Ashburton Cadet Unit,

supported by Hayden Adams.

TheAshburton team was

also awarded the Sgt Lindsay

Turner Esprit de Corps

Trophy for theteam who best

displayed the corpvalues of

Helicopter will be

operating at low

levels in around the

transmission line in

highlighted zone.

8

o

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Aviemore

Waitakk

comradeship, courage,

commitment and integrity.It

was voted by the teams and

teammanagers.

Individualawards went to

Cpl Brodyn Gabites for the top

navigation theory test score

and top shooter LcplEli

Orena.

Two Ashburtoncadets,Lcpl

NadineCabanatan and Cdt

DeclanPretoriuswere loaned

to the team from Motueka.

Black Point

8

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Bells Pond

1

Timaru

Ashburton

Helicopter

operating area

Substations

Highways/Roads

Other

transmission lines

Please note this

inspection is weather

dependent, and we

would look to fly the

next day if required.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

Have you been

recycling right?

These past two months, Mid

Canterbury’s recycling service,

like many across the country, has

changed.

In addition to paper,

cardboard, tins and cans, only

clean hard plastics that are

grades one, two or five are

recyclable: all lids, soft plastics

and those that aren’t grades one,

two or five must go in the

rubbish.

For many, these changes have

been abig adjustment. When the

wheelie bins were first

introduced in 2017, most plastic

products were acceptable for

recycling as there were

international markets for New

Zealand’s low­grade mixed

plastics. However, over time

those markets have begun to dry

up and sorting centres like the

one we send our recycling to in

Christchurch are having to be a

lot stricter about the kinds of

plastic that they can accept.

What this means is that we

must be more careful about what

we are putting in our recycling

bins before rolling them up the

driveway to be collected.

If non­recyclable material is

put into those bins –aswehave

been experiencing, it

contaminates the clean recycling

resulting in entire truck loads

being rejected, which costs

ratepayers.

We want to get this right and

ensure as much recycling as

possible is making it to the

sorting centre for processing –

not ending up in landfill.

To help get this right, many

residents who receive the

kerbside collection service will

have seen auditing teams making

their way up their street and

checking the contents of the

yellow wheelie bins.

Some residents have been

29

getting agold star for their bins,

while others are still getting up

to speed. When non­recyclable

items are found, they are often

put inside the person’s mailbox

with anote explaining that they

need to go in the rubbish.

Repeat offending items have

been container lids, bottles with

lids still on them and takeaway

packaging.

Plastic lids –even if they have

aone, two or five on them either

get caught up in the sorting

machines and cause problems,

or due to their weight and shape,

end up in the wrong recycling

groups and contaminate the

paper bales. For these reasons,

no lid can go in recycling.

Takeaway packaging is also an

issue, as what we think is purely

cardboard or paper is actually

often coated in wax or the

packaging isn’t clean of food

residue.

The best place to look if you

are unsure of what can go in your

recycling bin is the free Bin It

Right handbook that was

delivered to households in early

August. If you didn’t receive one

or have misplaced it, please

come and pick up acopy from the

council office or check out the

digital version at binitright.nz.

With everyone’s care and

attention, we will get this right.

Thank you to everyone who has

been doing their best to adjust

and ensuring their recycling

habits are correct.

New terms help

set board’s role

MethvenCommunity Board

(MCB)has anew terms of

reference that better describes

its role and involvement with the

community.

Theboard approved the

redefined terms at arecent

meeting and they will now be

included in Ashburton District

Council’s Delegation Manual.

Board members prepared a

draft at aworkshop in August.

The terms of referencedefines

the purpose of MCB and its role,

functionand delegations.

The board’s roleisprimarily

representativeand it works

within the framework of powers

and functions set outinastatute

and delegated by council.

Its delegations include

consultationwith council on

issues that impact the Methven

area,the promotionand

identification of opportunities to

support economic growthinthe

township, and representation of

the interests of the Methven

community at council,

committeeorsubcommittee

meetings.

MCBisalso delegated to

monitor and keep council

informed of community

aspirationsand opinions on

servicesprovided by council,

MCB chairman Dan McLaughlin

provide input on council’s Long

Term Planand AnnualPlan, and

input on strategies, policies and

bylawsand proposed district

planchanges.

MCB chairman Dan

McLaughlin said the terms of

reference had neededtobe

revised for anumber of years

andhewas pleased it had finally

happened.

He said the newterms aligned

with council’s own strategic

direction, policies, plans and

statutory requirements.


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ALFORD FOREST

Alford Forest Hall,Corner Highway72

&AlfordForest Settlement Road

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

AROWHENUA

ArowhenuaMāoriSchool,

33 Huirapa Street

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

ASHBURTON

Ashburton Trust Event Centre,

211AWills Street

Sat3Oct-Sun4Oct 10am-3pm

Mon 5Oct -Fri 9Oct 9am -6pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct10am -3pm

Mon 12 Oct -Wed 14 Oct 9am -6pm

Thu 15 Oct 9am -8pm

Fri16Oct 9am -4pm

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

Tinwald WarMemorialHall,

CornerGraham &McMurdo Streets

Thu 8Oct -Fri 9Oct 10am-6pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct 10am-3pm

Mon 12 Oct -Wed 14 Oct 9am -6pm

Thu 15 Oct 9am -8pm

Fri16Oct 9am -4pm

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

NewLife Church,

58 MelcombeStreet

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

Sinclair Community Centre,

74 Park Street

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

CAREW

CarewHall,

Corner EalingMontalto &Trevors Roads

Sat 17 Oct9am -7pm

CHERTSEY

ChertseyPrimarySchool Library,

83 High Street

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

CLANDEBOYE

ClandeboyeOld School,

1Kotuku Place

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

DORIE

Dorie School,

103Dorie School Road

Sat 17 Oct 9am-7pm

METHVEN

Mt Hutt Memorial Hall,

160 MainStreet

Thu 8Oct -Fri 9Oct 9am-4pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct10am -3pm

Mon12Oct -Tue 13 Oct 9am -4pm

Wed14Oct -Thu 15 Oct 9am -5pm

Fri16Oct 9am -3pm

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

Mt Hutt College Hall,

Corner Main &McDonald Streets

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

MT SOMERS

Mt Somers Springburn School,

Ashburton GorgeRoad

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

ORARI

OrariCoronation Hall,

8MacDonald Street

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

PLEASANT POINT

PleasantPointPrimary School,

Victor WilsonHall,33Halstead Road

Sat10Oct 10am-4pm

Sun 11 Oct 10am -3pm

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

TIMARU

Muslim Community Centre,

9Napier Street

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct10am-3pm

Te Aitarakihi MultiCultural Centre,

50 Bridge Street

Sat10Oct 10am-4pm

Sun 11 Oct 10am-3pm

Gleniti School,

22 Heath Street

Sat10Oct 10am-4pm

Sun 11 Oct 10am-3pm

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

AraInstitute of Canterbury

Confucius Room,North StreetEntrance,

65 North Street

Mon 5Oct -Fri 9Oct 9am -5pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct 10am-3pm

Mon12Oct -Wed 14 Oct 9am -5pm

Thu 15 Oct 9am -6pm

Fri16Oct9am -4pm

Sat 17 Oct9am -7pm

Craighead Diocesan School Gymnasium,

1Wrights Avenue

Sat3Oct -Sun 4Oct 9am -4pm

Mon5Oct -Fri 9Oct 10am -6pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct 9am -4pm

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

WashdykeCentral,

144HiltonHighway

Sat3Oct -Sun 4Oct 10am -4pm

Mon 5Oct -Fri 9Oct 9am-5pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct 10am-4pm

Mon12Oct -Thu 15 Oct 9am-6pm

Fri16Oct9am -4pm

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

Bluestone School,

46 Raymond Street

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

Church StreetBibleChapel,

213 Church Street(corner Avenue Road)

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

Grantlea Downs School,

65 Grants Road

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

Methodist Church Hall,

Corner North Street&WoodlandsRoad

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

OceanviewHeights School,

241Selwyn Street

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

Allenton School,

110Harrison Street

Sat10Oct 10am-4pm

Sun11Oct 10am -3pm

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

Ashburton Baptist Church Foyer,

CornerofHavelock &Cass Streets

Mon 5Oct -Fri 9Oct 9am -5pm

Sat10Oct 10am-3pm

Mon12Oct -Wed 14 Oct 9am -5pm

Thu 15 Oct 9am -7pm

Fri16Oct 9am -4pm

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

Hampstead School,

55 Wellington Street

Sat10Oct 10am-4pm

Sun11Oct 10am -3pm

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

WalnutAvenue Pavillion,

66 Walnut Avenue

Mon 5Oct -Fri 9Oct 10am-6pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct 10am-3pm

Mon 12 Oct -Tue 13 Oct10am-6pm

Wed14Oct 9am -6pm

Thu15Oct 9am -8pm

Fri16Oct 9am -4pm

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

Ashburton Intermediate School,

144Cass Street

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

FAIRTON

HakatereMarae,

439 Rakaia Highway (State Highway1)

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct10am -3pm

FairtonSchool,

14 FairfieldRoad

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

HINDS

Hinds School,

54 Reed Street

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

LAGMHOR

Lagmhor Site,Ashburton Borough

School,

770TinwaldWesterfieldMayfieldRoad

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

LAURISTON

LauristonSoldiers’War Memorial Hall,

Coleridge Street

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

LOWCLIFFE

Lowcliffe/ColdstreamHall,

9Trig Pole Road

Sat 17 Oct9am -7pm

MAYFIELD

Mayfield School,

14 Lismore-MayfieldRoad

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

RAKAIA

Rakaia Community Centre,

Corner Elizabeth Avenue&MackieStreet

Sat10Oct 10am-4pm

Sun 11 Oct 10am -3pm

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

SEADOWN

SeadownHall,

729SeadownRoad

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

TEMUKA

OpihiCollege,

83 Richard PearseDrive

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct10am -3pm

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

St John Ambulance Rooms,

47 King Street

Thu 8Oct -Fri 9Oct 9am-5pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct 10am -3pm

Mon12Oct -Wed 14 Oct 9am -5pm

Thu 15 Oct9am -6pm

Fri16Oct 9am -3pm

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

TemukaPrimarySchool,

9HayhurstStreet

Sat17Oct 9am -7pm

South School,

44 Queen Street

Sat10Oct 10am-4pm

Sun 11 Oct 10am-3pm

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

The Southern Trust Events Centre,

upstairs room,70Morgans Road

Sat3Oct -Sun 4Oct 10am-4pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct 10am-4pm

Mon12Oct -Tue 13 Oct 10am -6pm

Wed14Oct 10am -7pm

Thu 15 Oct 10am -8pm

Fri16Oct9am -4pm

Sat 17 Oct9am -7pm

TimaruCentral

(old National Bank Building),

15 ChurchStreet

Sat3Oct -Sun 4Oct 10am-3pm

Mon 5 Oct -Fri 9Oct 9am-6pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct 10am-3pm

Mon12Oct -Wed 14 Oct 9am -6pm

Thu 15 Oct 9am -7pm

Fri16Oct9am -4pm

Sat 17 Oct9am -7pm

TimaruIndoorBowls Stadium,

20 Ranui Avenue(opposite Northtown

Mall)

Sat3Oct -Sun 4Oct 9am -4pm

Mon5Oct -Fri 9Oct 9am-6pm

Sat10Oct -Sun 11 Oct 9am-4pm

Mon 12 Oct -Wed 14 Oct 9am -6pm

Thu 15 Oct 9am -8pm

Fri16Oct9am -4pm

Sat 17 Oct9am -7pm

St Stephen'sChurch Hall,

349Wai-iti Road

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

Waimataitai School Hall,

25 TrafalgarStreet

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

TimaruGirls High School,

Corner Hassall&Cain Streets

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

WAKANUI

WakanuiEarly Settlers CommunityHall,

Corner Beach Road East &Wakanui

SchoolRoads

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

WILLOWBY

WillowbyHall,

471Longbeach Road

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

WINCHESTER

WinchesterRural School,

14 Rise Road

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

WinchmoreHall,

935State Highway77

Sat17Oct 9am-7pm

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NEWS

32 Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Council to keep eye on hospital bores

AshburtonDistrictCouncil has

been investigatingifwaterto

be discharged from Ashburton

Hospital’snew heating system

couldcontaminate the town’s

drinking water.

The early answer seems to be

nobut councilwill be keeping

acloseeye on its deep bores for

changes.

The hospital’s old coal boiler

is to be replacedbyanew

ground sourceheatpump, that

workslike ahousehold heat

pump that transfers heat

energy from the outsideair to

the inside.

The hospital’s systemwill

take heat out of groundwater

sucked up from 100m and

circulate it aroundthe

hospital’s heating system.

The hot water replaces

steam and will reduce the

hospital’s energy costs by an

estimated 30 per cent.

The system will be housed in

anew building behindthe

laboratories and be running by

the end of 2021.

The residual water is to be

dischargedback into the

ground and that is whathad

council worried as one of its

main drinking bores is only

several hundred metres away,

at around 120m deep.

Assets managerAndrew

Guthrie said specialist

Aqualinc was engaged to

review the hospital’s discharge

application and the work

initially identified concerns

around potentialcontaminant

migration from shallow to

deeper aquifers and potential

moundingofgroundwater.

The hospital did adischarge

test and monitoringwas

carried out on an observation

piezo bore in thevicinity.

‘‘The resultofthis

monitoring hasyet to be

formallyreported but it now

appearslikely that the activity

will havelittle impact on

council water supplies.’’

Amonitoring condition

would help address any

remaining uncertainty, he

said.

Discharge would stop if

trigger levels were reached.

Mounding occurs in

groundwater when water is

dischargedfaster than the

surroundingground can

absorbit.

It can lead to surface

ponding or affect nearby

structures.

Mr Guthrie said council had

been righttobeconcerned

about the potential affects of

thedischarge.

Darfield Rec Centre,

North Terrace,Darfield

Artweek exhibition and sale

10am—5pm daily

Sunday, 18 October -10am—4pm

School Holidays

in Timaru District

• Temukatreasurehunt

• Freefamilyfun

• Babyfarmyard animals

• Coastal tracks

• TeAna Maori Rock Art

• Rock pooling

• Nativebat spotting

October 10 –18

CentralSouth Island base forexploring

Darfield Artweek Opening Night

Friday 11October 7pm—9pm

Pre-sale tickets $20 from Te Huanui

or via email at treasurer.mcac@xtra.co.nz

Telephone •03318 8702

darfieldartweek@xtra.co.nz

facebook.com/tehuanuigallery

welovetimaru.nz

Refugees to arrive

with 90 days notice

Ashburton will get 90 days notice

to prepare for the arrival of its

Afghanistan refugees.

The district is aresettlement

area for the refugees, whose

arrival has been delayed by

covid­19 and the general

election.

Safer Mid Canterbury has

employed one resettlement team

leader and has funds to employ

more; that unspent money

contributed to the organisation

posting a$86,000 surplus for the

year to the end of June.

General manager Kevin

Clifford said Safer Mid

Canterbury continued to support

the district through its wideranging

services.

New in the past 12 months

were the Lives Worth Living

programme and aTransit

Service funded by Oranga

Tamariki helping young people

transition into adult.

The organisation has also been

contracted to provide restorative

justice services to the Timaru

District Court, as well as in the

Ashburton district.

In his annual report to partfunder

the Ashburton District

Council, Mr Clifford said its

services were not seeing a

significant amount of additional

need as adirect result of covid,

but some families were

struggling with unemployment

and afew more might need

support when the government

wage subsidy ended.

Safe Communities, which is

under the umbrella of Safer Mid

Canterbury, has several key

focus areas and related

programmes including falls

prevention, road safety, theft and

burglary, family harm, suicide

prevention and rural isolation.

Co­ordinator Lesley

Symington said it had been a

‘‘gangbuster’’ first year. The new

Citizens Advice Bureau would

have asoft opening in December

and that same month would see

the start of arural transport

service, which involved the

Community House van used to

bring people from the more

remote parts of the district into

Ashburton for several hours.

Easier to enrol,

transfer with GP

Theprocess of supporting

patients to transfer and enrol

withgeneral practices in

Ashburtonhas beencreated

through theAshburtonService

Level Alliance (SLA).

The SLAismadeupofhealth

professionals, people workingin

health relatedservices and

people who use health services,

and wasset up in Ashburton in

2015 to ensurepeoplecan get

carewhenand wheretheyneed

it.

Rakaia Medical Centre

clinicaldirector Dr SueFowlie,

whoisamember of the

Canterbury ClinicalNetwork

Alliance leadership team,says

the communitycan access care

in avarietyofways withthe

generalpracticeteamthatbest

fitstheir needs.

“Health providers across the

Ashburton region have worked

together with their community

to ensure that it’s easy for

patients to enrol with anew

practiceortransferbetween

practices,” shesaid.

Whenapersoncontacts a

practicetoenrol,but the

practice is full, they willbe

helped to findanother general

practice team that suits their

needs.

“Ifapracticeisn’ttaking new

patients, itwillbeinthebest

interest of everyone, as it’s not

safe for apractice to havetoo

many patientstocarefor.

‘‘But,therewillalwaysbe

another option, which can be

worked outwiththe patient.”

“Itisyour righttochangeGPs

or practices forany reason and

patientsshouldn’t feel

uncomfortableabout doingthis.

‘‘GPs just want to know that

people are gettingthe carethey

needand won’tbeoffended if

youtransfertoanother doctor.

‘‘It’s all aboutthe patient

feeling comfortable and not

delaying theircare.”

Many practices are now

offering appointments by

telephone and/orvideo, as often

patients don’t actually need to

be on site andcan receive advice

remotely.

Care is available 24/7 by

calling your general practice

number.


Hurunui Garden Festival

29th October

to

1stNovember

A bounty of gardens to admire and inspire, will

be on showinthe Hurunuidistrict thisSpring.

The Hurunui Garden Fesval has 17 gardens

on offer, two self-driven tours offthe beaten

track and garden-basedeventstoeducateand

entertain.

It runs from Thursday, October 29 toSunday,

November 1. Visitors wanng to aend have

unl September 6totake advantage of early

bird specials.

Launched in 2018 by agroup of keen local

garden owners tohelp the Hurunui district

recover from the impact ofthe devastang

earthquake ofNovember 2016, the fesval

has become apopular event. Many visitors

makeitalong weekendsotheycan enjoythe

manyaraconsthe district has on offer.

Hurunui Garden FesvalIncorporated (HGF),is

commied to invesng back in itscommunity.

The commiee will give astudent,graduang

fromaHurunuisecondaryschool,ascholarship

to the value of $2000 towards study in

horculture at their choice of University or

Instute ofTechnology, on the occasion of

HGF making areasonable profit.

Seventeen gardens, five of them new to

the event, feature on this year’s fesval

programme. They are in six clusters and

garden owners willbeready to greetyou and

share their stories ofhow they have created

their gardens.

Anew tour, Mysteries of the Waipara Gorge,

complete with iron sculptures, concreons

and moa bones, has been introduced, while

the Hidden Gems from the Lowry Hills tothe

Sea,makes its return.

If youwouldyou like to donate to the Hurunui

Garden Fesval scholarship fund you can do

via atransfertoour bankaccountlistedbelow

- Account name: Hurunui Garden Fesval

Incorporated.

Accountnumber:02-1278-0028459-00.

Bank name:BNZ.

Entryis$10 per garden,children under18free.

Tickets for the tours are $95 per person and

includes morning tea, lunch and aernoon

tea.

Tickets available now from

hurunuigardenfesval.com


NEWS

34 Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

IN BRIEF

SAILING SEASON

The Ashburton Sailing Club will

begin itsjuniorlearn-to-sail season

at LakeHoodthis Sunday from

11am.

Theclub,which includes model

boatenthusiasts ,welcomes new

memberskeentolearnmoreabout

sailing and to give it ago.

Thelearn-to-sail programme,for

people aged seven through toadult,

runs for two hours, every Sunday

during term four andterm one.

Sailerslearntouse beginner’s

Optimist yachtsand,the next level,

Piccolo yacht.

Theboats and life jackets are

supplied, andsessionscost $5.

SIGNING TASTER

New Zealand Sign Languagewill be

celebrated at the Ashburton Public

Library next week with aone-hour

taster class.

It's agreatway to learn about the

importance of New ZealandSign

Languageand theDeaf

Community.The classison

October 14 from6pm.Nobooking is

required, all welcome.

BIODIVERSITY

WORKSHOP

Kanuka Trustishosting abalancing

biodiversity-native plants and

beneficial bugsworkshop on

October 22 at 2pm.

It will start at Fairton Hall, at 78

Fairfield Road,Fairton, before

headingtoanearbyfarmproperty.

Speakers include arable farmer

David Wardand FAR's Abie

Horrocks.

Registrationsto

kanukatrust@oulook.com or to 027

703 3457.

Signs explored at St David’s

Signs have been the

theme of athree­day

school holiday

programme running at St

David’s, Allenton.

Youngsters have been

making signs, exploring

the messages of signs

and having fun at

morning only sessions

held at the church. Craft,

stories and activities

have been run by church

volunteers and enjoyed

by youngsters aged

between seven and 12.

Pictured having fun with

this sign project are (from

left) Claire Chibanguza,

Bryn Davison, Hunter

Davison, Isaac Davison,

Evie Stack and Damon

Yan.

Council gifted

Ealing Hall

The Ealing Hall has been

gifted to the Ashburton

District Council and it will

now be looked after by the

Ealing Reserve Board.

The hallsocietyasked

council to accept thehall and

the 2845m2 land it stands on;

the society will now be wound

up. The reserve boardis

happy for it to happen.

The facility is still rented

outand brings in about$900 a

year.

The original main hall,

supper room andside roomis

100years old this year. An

addition to the hall for anew

ladies’ cloak room,toilets

andkitchenwas approved in

1965.

Building inspectorssay it is

structurally sound and has

been wellmaintained.

The Ealing Hall.

ONE-STOP

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Rural waste recycling

Agrecovery will be holding

rural waste recycling events in

Canterbury in November.

Here are the items we accept for recycling

or safe disposal:

• Agrichemical containers and drums

• Used motor oil

• Unwanted agrichemicals

• Seed, feed, and fertiliser bags

For one stop shop dates and locations in your area and

information on how to prepare waste streams for drop off,

see our website.

To register or find out more visit

www.agrecovery.co.nz or call us on 0800 247 326

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Bitches’ Box comedy duo Emma Newborn and Amelia Dunbar.

Comedy duo on

Woolshed tour

Comedy duoThe Bitches’ Box

are touring their new showLife's

ABitch across South Island

woolshedsthis spring.

Folk musician MelParsons

will jointhem on The Woolshed

tour, whichkicks off at Snowdon

station, Windwhistle on October

14, and endsatLakeHaweaon

November22.

The tour willfeature music,

comedy and theatreall rolled

into an entertaining night in

rural surroundings.

The Bitches’ Box features

comedy duo Amelia Dunbar and

EmmaNewborn.

The Life’s ABitch show is

aboutlife as adog and goesona

journey with two freedomcamping

Swiss circus dogs who

break down outside afarm gate.

Mel Parsons is amulti­award

winning musician.

The Woolshed tour carries the

message of the RuralSupport

Trust, which offers confidential

supportduring difficult times.

Each show will start with a

fundraising barbecuerun by a

localschool or community group.

The nearest show venues to

Ashburton areatWindwhistle

andOrari Gorge Station.

Bookings can be made online

at eventfinda.co.nz.


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

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Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

35

Country Day enjoyed at Hinds School

Hinds School pupils Chelsea Sara, Paige Blair, McKenzie Johansen and

Kate Sheppard with Ralph the lamb.

Hinds School dad's Jimmy Illingworth (left) and Steve Moorhouse with some of the red house

pupils competing in dad challenge activities at the school's country day.

Hinds School celebratedall

things country recently with

fun, novelty competitions,a

showcaseoffarm animals and

pets, and some goodshared kai.

It was their annual CountryDay

event.

Principal Vicki McIntyre said

it was afantastic day which

celebrated the cultural

diversity of the school

community.

Not only didchildrenbring in

their pets and farmanimals

such as chickens,lambs,dogs,

horses, cats andguinea pigs but

there was aselection of

homemaderecipes from many

culturesshared,including

sweets and cupcakes.

Senior pupils were also

sellingpreloved clothing to

help raise money for their

school bike track.

She said ahighlight of the day

for the children, andteaching

staff, was the Dads Challenge.

It was organised and run by

someofthe dads fromthe

school and saw pupils, vying for

housepoints, in novelty events.

Therewerewater activities,

puzzles, races and throwing

events.

Dads JimmyIllingworth and

SteveMoorhead were in charge

of athrowing eventwhichsaw

pupils throw balls at targets

withdifferentpoint options. It

wasone of around five or six

activitystationsonthe school

groundswhichwas generating

alot of laughter, and

enthusiasm,from the

children.

Theactivities were done in

groupsand most involved team

work of someform.

Thosemini challengessaw

pupilsuse keyattributes of the

HindsSchooldispositions

such as showinggrit,being

grounded, thinking,

connecting with othersand

joiningforces.

Speak out, give

ECan your input

Please don’t be shy.

We want to hear from

you, says Environment

CanterburyChair

JennyHughey.

We allhave avoice

andweall have valid

opinions. But

sometimes the process

of standing up to be

heardand speaking

publicly can seem anerveracking

thing to do.

When local government is

working as it should, people who

have something to say should feel

comfortable about doing just that

in asupportive environment.

At Environment Canterbury

(theregional council), we

encourage your input, whether

youwanttospeak outatthe start

of acouncil meeting, or put in a

submission on aresource

consent or adraft plan, or talk

directly to one of our regional

councillors.

At the startofour council

meetings we have aspecial

session called apublic forum.

Youare invited to come along

andtalktoyour elected

councillors during this time. All

youneed to do is let us know

prior to the start of themeeting.

Ourmonthly council meetings

areopen to the public. Even if

youdonot wish to speak,

everyone is welcome to listen to

the councillors in action.

Meetings areheld once a

month, generally at 11am on a

Thursday, in the council

chamber at ouroffices at 200

Tuam Street in Christchurch.

Theschedule of meetings can be

foundonour website, www.ecan.

govt.nz.

Council meetingsfollow aset

public agenda, with theagenda

being published in advance so

Jenny Hughey

you can seewhattopics

willbediscussed.

Generally we go through

the minutes from

previous meetings and

thenget into the business

of the day. Occasionally

councillors need to

discuss confidential

matters relating to

individuals or

commercial activities. This

exclusion is usually at the endof

the meeting.

So once again if you have

anything that you wanttobringto

the attention of councillors, at

the start of the monthly meeting

in the public forum you can

speak for5to 10 minutes on any

matter that is relevanttothe

council. You can also speak to

items on the agenda.

If youwould like to speak in

person, give aPowerPoint

presentation or Skype

councillors, we just ask that you

pleaserequestthis atleast aday

ahead of the meeting so we can

ensure we are set up for you.

In addition youmight like to

presentapetition with more than

20 signatures.

While councillors may ask

questions, they will not

immediately debate issues

raised. Instead the issue will be

referred to the chief executive

for the earliest possible

investigation andresponse.

If council meetings aren’t your

thing,thereare other ways you

can becomeinvolved.

You can email us, attend

community meetings, make

submissions on our

environmental plans, chat with

us on Facebook and eveninvite a

councillor for acoffee with your

group or to talk to ameeting you

are holding.

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AND REFERENDUMS

Vote now in the

GeneralElection

and referendums.

Find your nearest

votingplace at

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36 Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Bite Nite brings

in happy crowd

Jo Luxton speaks at the meet the candidates night.

Goodcrowdforcandidates

Not aParty’s James Rae stole

the Rangitata meet the

candidates showlastweek

with ahumorous poem taking

the micky out of his

opponents.

He doesn’treally wanttobe

our Member of Parliament,

but the funny guy wonover an

audience of about300 in the

AshburtonTrust Event

Centre.

He was abright spot on a

mostly serious night.

There arenine candidates

standing in the electorate and

all barAdvance NZ’sAroha

Maru were at the Ashburton

meeting. They had achance to

speak and take afew

questions.

Questions from the

audience were around

Pharmac fundingfor rare

disorders, abortion and the

new freshwater legislation.

The odd heckler called out.

The night washostedbythe

RotaryClub of Ashburtonand

presidentRodger Letham said

it was important the public get

achance to seeandhearfrom

those wanting to represent

them in Parliament.

The candidates were

courageoustoput their hands

up, he said.

Voting history in the

Rangitataelectorate shows it

has traditionally been a

National vLabour race,

thoughthe smaller parties

were keen to share their

policies on the night.

Standing in the Rangitata

electorate are: Lachie Ashton

(New Conservative), Brannon

Favel (Social Credit), Megan

Hands (National), Hamish

Hutton(Act),Grant Kelynack

(NZ Outdoors Party), Gerrie

Ligtenberg (Greens), Jo

Luxton (Labour), Aroha Maru

(Advance NZ)and James Rae.

Great entertainment,

inclusiveness, fun and

atmosphere­that wasthe

feedback familieswho cameto

the Ashburton Youth Council's

Bite Nite Reimagined hadtosay

of the event lastFriday.

Thefourth annual Bite Nite

saw 600 people head to the EA

Networks Centrefor anightof

sport, dance, performances,

giantinflatables,food anda

headlineact from Kiwi hip­hop

sensation, Rei.

Thenightalso raised $120 for

the Kanuka MidCanterbury

Regeneration Trust, alocal

grouppassionate about

protecting the district's

biodiversity.

AshburtonDistrictCouncil

delegate on the youth council Cr

LynetteLovett saidBite Nite

was afantastic celebrationof

someofthe besttastes, sport

andactivities Mid Canterbury

has to offer.

‘‘It waswonderful to see

hundreds turnout foranother

specialBite Nite. Theyouth

councilhad been workinghard

for monthsbringing the event

togetherand this wastheir

biggest and best yet.’’

Eventgoers enjoyed diverse

cuisinesfrom the Vagabond

Chefs, Yes Chef Catering and

Events, Indian Minar, Eat Café,

MZ Indian Cuisine, Black

Forest Waffle Hut and Aoraki

Lil Orbit Donuts.

Basketball, netball andfutsal

showcasesbetween the

Canterbury Rams,Mid

Canterbury Basketball, Mid

Canterbury Netball, Futsal

Dragons and Mid Canterbury

Futsal gavespectatorsataste of

someofthe region’s best

athletesinaction.

TheEANetworks Centre's

giantinflatables werealso a

popularhit withthe kids,and

therewas plenty of dancing as

the Kakodo West African

Drummers &Dancers, Wishlistt

and Rei took to the stage

throughoutthe night.

Youthcouncillors thankedall

of the businesses,performers

and groups who helped to make

Bite Nite Reimagined areality.

They haveconfirmedthey will

be lookingtobringbackthe

event for another yearin

October2021.

Free measles jab

If you’re between 15 and30

years old and haven’t had your

MMR(measles, mumps,

rubella) vaccine,oryou’re not

sure, the CanterburyDistrict

HealthBoardisadvising toget

your freeimmunisation now.

Lastyearmore than2000

Kiwis gotsick from measlesand

more than700 needed hospital

treatment, while 80 peoplein

Samoa, mostly children, died

fromthe disease.

Canterbury Medical Officer

of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton

sayslast year’s measles

outbreak and this year’s Covid­

19 pandemichave shownthe

impact infectiousdiseases can

have when we are not immune.

“Nowisthe time to catch up

on the vaccinations we have

easyaccessto, such as MMR, to

protectour community and

whanau in thefuture,”Dr

Bruntonsaid.

People bornbetween1990

and 2005 havethe lowest

immunity against measles and

are most at risk of catching it

because ahigher than usual

proportionofthis agegroup

didn’t have their scheduled

childhoodMMR vaccinations.

General Practice teams

acrossCanterburyhave started

inviting people in thisage

group to comeinfor their free

measlescatch up.Anyone born

after 1969 continues to be

eligible for two freeMMR

doses.

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Ashburton Courier, October 8, 2020

39

National’s Paul Goldsmith and Rangitata candidate Megan Hands in

Ashburton this week.

Goldsmith visits

National’sfinance spokesman

andAucklander PaulGoldsmith

had adiplomatic response when

asked in Ashburtonaboutthe

South Island becoming

politically independent.

“I think we should cling

together,” he said, at apublic

meeting at theHotelAshburton

thisweek.

One of the 30 people in the

roomhad said that the South

Island was being treated as

something to be exploited for the

benefit of Auckland.

Agriculturalexports and

electricity, generated in the

south, werekeeping the country

afloat, wastheimplication.

Mr Goldsmith said water

regulations had addedto

uncertainty for farmers, who had

been working for years towards

environmental goals only to have

them replaced withnew

legislation.

“Good government doesnot

add to that uncertainty.”

He said withNational and Act

pollingover 40 percenttogether,

anythingcould happen in the

next coupleofweeks as people

decided who they wanted to lead

the country for the next three

years.

“Thereisapath to victory. The

criticalthing is getting numbers

to form agovernment.”

Mr Goldsmith said new water

regulationswhile good in theory,

were unworkable in many places.

He said the country faced

extraordinary times,trying to

balanceashrinking economy, the

expected loss of thousands of

jobs and having to borrow so

much moneyNew Zealand would

run adeficit foratleast the next

15 years.

National’seconomic planfor

recovery wouldhave the country

back faster, he said, andwas

based on the premise that if you

borrow money, you have to have

aplan to repay it.

He said National also planned

to replace theResource

Management Act, which was

holding up development that the

countryneededtoprosperand

generate jobs.

Thecost of buildingwas too

high, in part because of

regulation. “We should adopt

international standards.”

Mr Goldsmith was in

Ashburton with Rangitata

candidate Megan Hands on

Monday. He flew from Auckland

to attend alunch in Timaru

beforestopping offinAshburton

on his way back north.

Greens support

electric rail travel

The NewZealand Green Party

has included Ashburton intheir

plansfor electricrailtravel to

Christchurch, with along­term

goalofahigh speed connection

taking just46 minutes.

Theparty wants to transform

how NewZealanders get around,

to address climate crisis, says

transportspokespersonJulie

AnneGenter.

Passenger rail travel from

Ashburton and Rangiora into

Christchurch is part of a$1954

millionstage one packagefor rail

aroundthe country.

It would cost$227m to electrify

and upgrade the main line

between Christchurch and

Ashburton. Thetrip wouldtake1

hour18minutes, withthree

trains aday each way.

In stage two (after 2027), the

service would become high

speed, with trains travellingup

to 160km/h, cutting the timeto46

minutes,with five trainsaday

eachway. The high speed

improvement would cost $455m.

Ms Gentersaid fast, inter­city

rail would help reboot urbanand

regional economies while

decarbonisingsomeofthe

busiest transport routes.

“Ourregions will playacrucial

role in our recovery from Covid­

19, butour regional transport

infrastructure has been

neglected for too long.

“TheGreenPartyismaking

sure thatplaceslike Ashburton

are connectedtothe bigger

cities, making it possible for

morepeople to find affordable

housing while still beingable to

easilyconnect with work,

business,friends, and families in

the cities.’’

She said the line would extend

further south, providing an easy

wayfor people to get to and from

Christchurch and Dunedin.

“OurFuture of Transport plan

will create thousands of jobs,

while moving us towards alowcarbon

future. It’s awin for the

regions,and awin for climate

action.”

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19. Break (4)

20. Show(11)

DOWN

1. Incentive (8)

2. Slumbering (6)

3. Apparition(6)

4. Sword (4)

5. Save (6)

6. Porcelain (5)

11. Break (8)

13. Withdraw (6)

14. Very thin (6)

15. Composition (6)

16. Weapon (5)

18. Capital city (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8586

ACROSS

6. Look atwith aneye to giving the role to? (4,1,6). 7.

One storyamong the stories Agatha Christie wrote(4). 8.

Nobody with atotal lack of compassion (3,1,4). 9. Hang

on and it comes to avery gentle stop (6). 10. Returning to

free the captive, vacillate (6). 12. Went ahead and handed

over (6). 15. Complained about being barred (6). 17.

Evicted the day before, is gloomy (8). 19. The rate is

shown onpage one (4). 20. Arestraint the robot doesn’t

have (4-7).

DOWN

1. Like the spokesman for the analysts (8). 2. Dad and

Enid escaped, though hurt (6). 3.Criticised for having put

aroof on? (6). 4. Don’t half like catching insects! (4). 5.

It’shard to get quarters in the centre always (6). 6. Gibe at

Condensation? Go on!(5). 11.Willthey havetobepicked

up by the charabanc? (8). 13. Opposed, say she lost heart

(6). 14. Notice, when you play the sleuth? (6). 15. Big

noise in arig-out from Yorkshire (6). 16. In general, 110

stand to do really well (5). 18. She’scoming back. That’s

the whole point (4).

SUDOKU

MEDIUM No. 5237

1 8

9 6

6 1 2 7

3 6 9 8

6 5

8 2 1 4

2 5 8 7

1 2

9 4

Solution to previous Sudoku

Howto

solve

Sudoku!

Fill the grid

so thatevery

rowand every

3x3 square

contains the

digitals 1to9

8 1 2 9 6 7 5 4 3

7 3 4 1 5 8 9 2 6

6 5 9 3 4 2 7 8 1

1 4 6 5 8 9 2 3 7

3 2 7 4 1 6 8 9 5

9 8 5 2 7 3 6 1 4

4 9 8 6 3 5 1 7 2

5 7 3 8 2 1 4 6 9

2 6 1 7 9 4 3 5 8

Solution to previous crossword

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8585 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Obliterate. 8, Nape. 9, Zinc. 10, Virgo. 11,

Rile. 12, Replenish. 16, Flyweight. 20, Bass. 22, Chair.

23, Arum. 24, Blur.25, Ebullience.

Down -1,Oblige. 2, Piccolo. 3, Heaven. 4, Walrus. 5,

Tenor.7,Spell. 13, Ivy.14, Minaret. 15, Vault. 17, League.

18, Warble. 19, Haunch. 21, Screw.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8585 -SOLUTIONS

Across -6,Antic-I-pate. 8, A)b)l(e)-to. 9, L-Ist. 10, Liner

(rev.). 11, Slip. 12, Tennis net. 16, Tattooist. 20, Miss.

22, W-H-ere. 23, Tou-r. 24, M’I-m’I (rev.). 25, Fair a-

mount.

Down -1,Inv-it-e. 2, Distant. 3, Sid-Les. 4, Paw-nee. 5,

Tears. 7, Att-I-c. 13, Net (rev.). 14, Port-I-on. 15, V-IV-Id.

17, Ameli-a. 18, The-ban. 19, S(to)p-urns. 21,

(Dean)Swift.

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

Rock nPop 2020 –Solid Gold

NEW SHOW ADDED – This Saturday,

October 10th, 2pm Matinee

This performance is slightly shorter but no less stunning!

With acast of over 70 local

artists, songs from the 60s

to the 90’s, Jo Castelow

as Musical Director, Jessie

Thomson as Choreographer

and our very own Roger Farr

Directing the team this will be

an outstanding show.

Funds raised will go towards an upgrade of the

technical infrastructure, which will benefit the

community in the future.

All tickets $25 plus fees

BOOK

NOW

For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Hopetoun Brown–ArtsOnTour

Thursday 22nd October 7-30pm

These three multi instrumentalists travel with aboot

load of exotic instruments.

Bass, clarinets, tubas and

trombones are swapped for

trumpets, saxophones and

an assortment of keyboard

instruments.

If you are looking for ajazz

journey that starts in

New Orleans and ends at your back door,

this is your night.

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Saturday10thOctober,8pm

THE JACKSON’SBISTROOPEN THUR &SAT EVENINGS

Courtesy van

runs every

Thursday, Friday

and Saturday

from 4pm

Join the RSA (the friendly club)

12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 7175

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam, 24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

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

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...

Saturday10th October is

Tinwald Medical Centre,33Archibald Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday11stOctober is

Eastfield Health, 135 Tancred Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhoursservices will be

on the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

FEMININE Health & Wellness

Coach. Relax, unwind

with massage or Reiki.

Empower with tools for selfhypnosis,

weight management,

anxiety, meditation.

Phone/text 027 282 1585.

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computer matchups

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City/Ruralmembersof all ages (seniors

welcome!)

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to seewho is waitingtomeet you!

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PARTS &ACCESSORIES

LOOKING for rear door

hinges for an Austin 7Big.

Please contact 027 945

4080

GARAGE SALES

WANTED TO BUY

1950’S-1980’S NZ Daily

Newspapers, Horse Racing

monthly/weekly magazines;

Hoof Beats,

Sportsweek, Friday Flash

and Day books etc. South-

Mid Canterbury Foto News/

Canterbury Reviews. Ph 03

348 1783

FIREWOOD logs wanted. 25

-400 tonne, anything considered.

Cash royalties

paid. Ph Rob 027 297 7563

METAL, heavy etc. Free

light-grade metal in-yard

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.

Ashburton Scrap

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford

Forest Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

WANTED TO RENT

URGENTLY needed to rent,

flat or small house preferably

with agarage. Ph 307

0236

SELL

BARGAIN Buy. High quality,

showroom kitchen for sale.

Complete with top and sink.

Kitchen Express, 606 East

St, Phone 307 7131

KING size bed, mattress and

base, complete with electric

blanket, wool underlay,

sheets etc. 2 years old.

$500 ono. Ph 302 6120

LEATHER Lounge Suite for

sale; 2 seater recliner, 2

recline armchairs. Phone

308 7848

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

ASHBURTON COLLEGE NETBALL CLUB

FUNDRAISER

GARAGE SALE

Sunday, 11 October at 10am

Formerly Sealy Street Medical Practice,

corner Sealy/Winter/Havelock Streets.

Office furniture, desks, chairs, filing cabinets

and trays, hand held phones,

shelving, notice boards, large freestanding metal

filing cupboard ...plus assorted household items

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WHAT better place for a

public notice than Ashburton’s

The Courier! Simply

clip the form for a run-on

advert like this or telephone

us on 308 7664 if you

require adisplay advertisement.

GARAGE SALES

BULLOCK Street, Saturday

10th &Sunday 11th October

9am to 3pm. Heaps of

garden tools, huge

amounts of fabric, craft and

sewing materials. Also

loads of household items

and Christmas decorations.

Lots of new stock not

already seen. All must go

so VERY CHEAP!

OAK Grove, Saturday 10

October from 8am. Outdoor

furniture and household

items.

OXFORD Street, 9am start.

Retro furniture etc

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ORCHARD FOREMAN

At Hortinvest, we specialise in cherry andapricot productioninthe Central Otagoregion

of the South Island. Visit www.hortinvest.nz

We are expanding rapidly, currently having 177 hectares

of cherries planted inthe region. Our plan to develop out to

245hectares will be sharedwith youwhenwemeet.

We are now looking to appoint an experienced horticulturalist

to the position of Orchard Foreman who will initially be based at

Tarras Cherry Corp. This is an established 40-hectare block near

Cromwell which begins production this season. Feel free totake

avirtual tour through the Tarras Cherry Corp Development via

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLaN0du9SOA&t=1s

As Orchard Foreman, you will report to the Orchard Development Manager, and work alongside our

team of permanent and casual staff members.

Youwillliveinthe Cromwell Basin, oneofthe most beautiful places in NewZealand.Several lakes, walking

tracks and ski-fields are right on our doorstep, the location suiting someone who prefers an outdoor,

sporty lifestyle. Accommodationhereisplentiful andaffordable.

As Orchard Foreman, you will have the opportunity to grow with us, helping develop our business

through best practicecrophusbandrytechniques–embracingnew technologyand leadingour people

through evolving work practices.

Experience working with cherries is not necessary, aswehave the expertise tocoach you and develop

your skills.

Competencies required tobesuccessful include:

•Minimum three years’ in-field crop husbandry orhorticultural experience

•Experience with machinery operation –tractors, sprayers, mowers

•In-field team leadership experience

•Ahigh level ofcomputer literacy plus the ability towork with budgets

This is afulltime, permanentrole, attractingasalarywhich is based on your experience. Aworkvehicle

will also be provided for your use.

To discuss this role in strict confidence and to request

a PD, please phone Deb Francis from AgRecruit on

021 224 5000. Otherwise, forward your expression

of interest – covering letter and CV, by Thursday

22 October via https://adr.to/a2qhm.

PivotTechnician

Due toincreased workload afull-time opportunity

has arisen for aPivot ServiceTechnician tojoin our

innovativeand experienced team.

Applicant must have agood work ethic, apositive

attitude and ahigh attention to detail. Skills or

experienceshould include:

• Experience servicing and maintaining any make

of pivot irrigators

• Diagnostic and problem-solvingability

• Provenbackground in amaintenance, mechanical

or engineering type role

• High level ofcommunication and interpersonal

skills

• Auto electrical orelectrical experience would be

an advantage

• Full driver’s licence

If this sounds like you, if you want achallenge, if

you want tobeapart of aforward thinking and

positive team culture with room to move up the

ladder please apply to admin@rainer.co.nz or phone

033079049.

Applicants for this position should have NZ

residency or avalid NZ work visa.

SITUATIONS VACANT

2321718

Calf rearer

We require acalf rearer from mid October

until approx the end of November.

Experience required.

Must be able to start at 6:30am

n.l.stewart@farmside.co.nz

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TRADE &SERVICES

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

ALTERATIONS. Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

BUILDER - specialising in

home renovations and

repair work. We also do

decks, fences and retaining,

plastering and painting,

gardening, landscaping

and tree removal. Call

Gavin 021 267 1979

BUILDING and property

solutions. For your complete

alteration or renovation.

We project manage

the whole process. Home

and small commercial.

Qualified tradesmen.

Phone Kiwi Building &

Maintenance Ltd. Ph Cawte

027 418 7955 or Gary 308

4798, 027 207 1478.

CARPET 2You -For all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill 0274 914 210

CARPET cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIE’S Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks, will hang drapes. Ph

03 307 1936 or 020 4169

0342

2288454

CHIMNEY Sweep. It’s time to

start thinking about it.

Camera inspection carried

out and full inspection

checklist is left for you. Call

Allan 027 209 5026

COMPUTER Problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving,

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, set up -wireless -

networks, spyware clean

up. On-site day or evening.

Great rates. Call Robin

Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls & PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058.

CONCRETE pavers direct to

you - Best prices, many

sizes, textures and colours

- Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street, Industrial Estate.

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete specialist 30

years servicing Canterbury.

Free quotes. No job too big

or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966.

DEMOLITION Commercial,

Industrial, Residential. Also

country wide farm buildings

and houses. No charge for

farmers. Phone 027 4052

391

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all domestic

and industrial pest control

needs phone AJ Kerr at

Ashburton Pest Control on

03 308 8147 or 027 432

5447.

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ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307 1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

INTERIOR

PLASTERING

New or existing,

level 4finish, full skim

plaster or repairs

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2318400

LAWN Mowing. No job too

small. Call Les Smith, From

The Ground Up, for a

competitve quote. Ph 027

840 0201 or 03 308 1500

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Nigel at

Doors and More. Ph 027

516 7104

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Master Tinters NZ. www.

windowtinter.co.nz

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

FIREWOOD

SCREENED SLAB

FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

1cordscreened

$140 cord

OFFCUTS

$140 cord

Teacher Aide

15 hours per week

Position is supporting students with learning

difficulties innumeracy and literacy. Experience

preferred but not essential.

Expressions of interest and names of

2referees in writing to:

Rebekah Clement

Principal

principal@wakanui.school.nz

2320925

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CJ’S Driving School -

Classes 1, 2 & 4,

Endorsements F & D,

Forklift, F&OSH, Dangerous

Goods. NZTA

approved course provider.

MITO & Competenz

Assessor. Locally owned.

Phone Christine 027 245

2563

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

POTATOES; Nadine, Red

Rascal and Agria. $1.00

per kilo, 10kg bag $10.00.

Seed potatoes $2.50 per

kilo. Phone 308 3195 or

027 531 9103. 81 Elizabeth

Street.

HIRE

SCISSORLIFTS for hire.

4WD and slab lifts available

for daily or weekly hire.

Pickup or delivery. Phone

North End Engineering 308

8155 for abooking.

C.O.D.intown

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

2302580

MOTORCYCLES

ORNSBY Motorcycle Training.

CBTA licensing and

training (Ashburton). Ride

Forever courses in Ashburton

and Geraldine. Call

0508ORNSBY(0508 676

729) for more info or visit

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PUBLIC NOTICE

HAKATERE CERAMICS &POTTERY

ELEMENTS

WITH GUEST ARTISTS:

TATYANNA MEHARRY (CERAMICS),

STUART MITCHELL (METALWORK) AND

TASH SIM (GLASS)

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PHONE 03 308 1133

Being in business

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is likewaving in the

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know you’re therebut

no-one else does!

Don’t be leftinthe dark,

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has the key to your event,

productor

business advertising.

Phone Jann or Karen on (03) 308 7664

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

TANCREDSTREET

DISPENSARY

NOWOPEN

Eastfield Health Building,135 TancredStreet

•Dispensing of PrescriptionMedicines

•Healthcareand Advice

•Monday–Thursday8.30 am –6.00 pm

•Friday8.30am–5.30pm

SteveWise

Community Pharmacist

Phone307 9244. Fax307 9243

Enquiries to admin@tsd.healthcare

LET’S GETAWAY

15 October -StJohn Garden Fete

18 October -Christchurch Rebuild

23 October -Simon O’Neill,Jackie Clark&TimBeveridge

26 November -RiverstoneCastle

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Esseti welders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

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

All welcome

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Sat10&Sun 11 Oct 1-4pm

RACQUETS SUPPLIED. BBQ. PRIZES. GIVEAWAYS.

Want to learn orpick up where you left off?

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MidCanterburyTennis

AshburtonTrust Tennis Centre

Oak Grove, Ashburton

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Talk to us about your advertising

requirements. Phone

308 7664 or call into our

office at 199 Burnett Street,

Ashburton.

Ashburton Fanciers

Society

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POULTRY AUCTION

Sunday October 11,

Sports Hall

Tancred Street West

Ashburton

Viewing 11am

Start 12.30pm

Poultry, Bantams,

Ducks,Cavies

Featuring two long time

fanciers dispersal of birds.

Fertile eggs for hatching.

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HOSPICE Mid Canterbury.

Dealing with alife limiting

illness? Contact us to see

how we can support you.

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227

8387.

THE Courier is the best way

to advertise in Mid Canterbury.

Ask anyone who

regularly advertises with us

and they’ll tell you, they get

results.

AshburtonCup &

Barneswood Farm

Stakes Day

Thurs 8th

9.50 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue G

10.00 Cats &Dogs Paws Unite G

11.00 Hope Gap

PG

11.40 TheWar With Grandpa PG

12.50 AstroKid

PG

1.30 Cats &Dogs Paws Unite G

2.30 TheNew Mutants M

3.20 TheWar With Grandpa PG

4.10

6.00

8.10

8.10

Hope Gap

TheSecret Garden

Savage

Greenland

PG

PG

R16

R13

Fri9th,Sat 10th, Sun 11th

10.00 Cats &Dogs Paws Unite

10.00 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue

11.10 TheSecret Garden

11.40 TheWar With Grandpa

1.00 AstroKid

1.30 Hope Gap

2.45 TheWar With Grandpa

3.30 Greenland

4.40 Bill and TedFacethe Music

6.00 Hope Gap

6.20 TheNew Mutants

8.00 Greenland

8.10 Savage

Mon12th&Tues 13th

10.00 Hope Gap

10.00 TheSecret Garden

12.00 Greenland

12.00 Fatima

2.10 Greenland

2.20 Bill and TedFacethe Music

4.15 AstroKid

4.20 TheWar With Grandpa

6.00 Hope Gap

6.20 TheNew Mutants

8.00 Greenland

8.15 Savage

Wed14th

10.00 Hope Gap

10.00 TheSecret Garden

11.50 Fatima

12.00 Greenland

1.50 Greenland

2.20 Bill and TedFacethe Music

4.00 Hope Gap

4.00 TheWar With Grandpa

5.45 TheNew Mutants

7.00 TheBig BikeNight

7.30 Greenland

Sunday, October18

NO COMPS

Greenland

First race 12:30pm

•Excellentracing •Qualityhorses

Free entryand racebook

Luckypunterdraws

First rate food and refreshmentoptions

Rugby test screenedlive

Come on out with friendsand family and enjoy

agreat day outinexcellent surroundings

St David’s Church

Fair &Monster Garage Sale

AllensRd, Allenton.

Saturday10 th October 9-11.30am

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Children’s Games

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