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Methven’s new principal
goes from student to boss
Sue Furndorfler is the new
principal at Methven Primary
School, aschool she attended
principal Chris Murphy,who
has movedinto aleadership
adviserroleand now works
with beginning principals
across the Canterbury and
MrsFurndorfler has been
sincethe beginning of the year
and officially took up her new
role this term.
She has taughtand been in
leadership roles at the school
sincereturning to herhome
town 15 yearsago andhas been
ateacher for more than25
years. Her first teaching role
was at Blenheim's’s Renwick
Mrs Furndorfler said 2020
has been achallenging yearfor
everyone, butlife at Methven
Primary was now getting ‘‘back
Communication had been
key during the covid lockdown
and her role and that of the
school was to support children
and families and to offer clear
advice on the next steps.
She was lookingforward to
the challenges ahead andhas a
young staff andsupportive
board behind her.
Mrs Furndorfler said the
school had reviewed its local
curriculum and the way
forward would provide
children withskillsand tools
that focusedonareas such as
communication and selfregulation.
As afirst timeprincipal she
will receive adviceand
programme over thenext two
Hermentors are Geraldine
Primary School principal
Andrew Levertonand Peter
Simpson from Christchurch.
Methven Primary has astaff
of 25,including acurrentstaff
member from Mrs
Furndorfler's primary school
days,and 285 pupils.
New Methven Primary School principal Sue Furndorfler.
Mrs Furndorfler was
brought up in Methven;her
family owned andoperated
She is married to Franz and
has two children, Steffi, aYear
9pupil at Mt Hutt College, and
Konrad, aYear 6pupil at
Methven Primary School.
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Politics inspired artist Sue
She’s usuallyarealist painter and
favours watercolours, but Sue
Simpson’s awardwinning artwork
into this year’s AshburtonSocietyof
Arts (ASA) annual exhibition is more
of an abstract and paintedinacrylics.
Called Breaking Point, the painting
is influenced by politics andthe
tensions between parties leading up
to the recentGeneralElection.
It features the colours of the main
political parties, but the bottom
miniatures of thehigh country, rivers
and lakes, and sea.
Theartist brings out her tensions
and frustrations with the angle of
lines she uses.
Emotive wordingonthe canvas
includessuppression and regression,
recovery, business, enterprise,
freedomofspeech and farming
The painting tookfour days to
complete and some originalideas
were pushedtothe side and replaced
with new ideas,she said.
‘‘I startedoff with the idea of
politics andwhatwas going on, and
then movedthrough to incorporate
aspects of farming.’’
Abstract painting allowed you to
express your feelings much better
than realistworks,she said.
Sue andhusband Bob ranadeer,
sheep, beef and cropfarm north of
Ashburton for anumber of years
before retirementand theylived
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Local artist Sue Simpson with her thoughtprovoking work Breaking Point.
overseasfor anumberofyears before
She startedpainting as achild and
worked in her father’s architect
business for awhile.
During lockdown, she did little
painting,instead using her skills to
frame family records and
memorabiliabeingcollated by her
Sue has been amemberofthe ASA
for 30 years andthis year won the
Rosebank Village local award, worth
$1000, andanaward she has also won
It was afruitful awards evening for
her family,with her brother Gray
Leonard winning the Trustpower
water and nature award for hiswork
Stormand sisterinlaw Lyn Leonard
winning the Emmily Harmer
Photography and Framing miniature
Theannual exhibition is on at the
Ashburton Art Gallery until
November13, with 250 worksof arts
on displaybylocal, national and
Carter’s Creek has big issues
planned to plantnatives and
generally improve the areahas
pressedpause,saying the issues are
bigger thantheycan deal with.
Flooding is amain concern,
followedbywater quality, andthe
grouphas askedthe Ashburton
District Council and Environment
Canterbury to help sort those issues.
‘‘Oncewehave that sorted,wecan
startthe fencing andplanting,’’
spokesperson WillyLeferink said in a
letter to Ashburton Water Zone
Committee chair BillThomas.
Theletter was part of awider
discussion about the creek whenthe
water zonecommitteemet this week.
The creek is apriority area because
of contaminationfrom various
sources; the water drains down to
LakeHood, aprimespot for water
contamination was most likelyfrom
sheep, cows andbirds, though human
faecal sources were also detected.
planning to fence the creek to keep
stockout and do riparian planting.
Landownerswerealso to be targeted
Thecreekisspringfed and startsat
the west of Tinwald; it alsotakes
Retired hydrologist John Waugh
said one solutioncould be diverting
creek water to alarge constructed
wetlands whereitcouldthen be
discharged intothe Ashburton River.
Butothers said the solution should
work withnature, ratherthan
Ashburton District Councillor
Stuart Wilson,who is part of the zone
committee,said cleaning the creek of
rubbishand vegetation would be a
Ecan landadviser Lachie Ashton
said Carter’sCreekhad been a
problemkickeddown the roadsince
2003.People had been dumping
rubbish in it and theyneeded to think
abouthow they treated it.
Theregional and districtcouncil
both had responsibilityfor it, as well
as the community, he said.
Thecreekwill be partofa
workshop discussion that could
include targeted rates for the
Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
Netherby Four Square changes hands
Netherby FourSquarehas a
Kim Woods will take over
from Taryn and Shaun
McFadden on Monday.
The McFaddens are moving
with their sonsTyler and Jesse
to Mapua, near Nelson. Mrs
McFadden has familyinthe
They will take on alarger
Four Square store whichhas
extension and refit.
It’s abittersweet decision,
onlymade possible in recent
months after the store, with its
currentowner for 13 years, was
put on themarketwithin the
‘‘It was not on our radar to
move but unexpectedly the
opportunity arose and we were
not able to say no,’’ MrsFadden
It wasa‘‘very hard,very
The Ashburtonstore staff had
family’’ and wouldbemissed.
Miss Woods, whohas been
working in Christchurchbut
backgroundand spent many
years in thegrocery trade. She
used to work with Mr
Her work history includes
time at Fonterra, DB Breweries
and Cerebos Greggs. She,along
with her partner Scott Murphy,
Shaun and Taryn McFadden have sold their Netherby Four Square to Kim Woods, of Mayfield.
have owned abach at Lake
Clearwater foraround 30 years,
andshe is already seeing afew
familiarfaces in store.
Shehas worked in the
Netherby store for thepast
eight weeks, getting to familiar
withthe staff and processes as
well as meeting the locals. And
she is lookingforward to
about the future in the store
and plans to carry on the good
work setupbythe McFaddens
and their wellestablished
‘‘I’m taking on averycapable
team,’’ she said, which made
the changeover alot smoother.
Theopportunity to buy the
business has been adream
come true for MissWoodswho
has, for along time, wantedto
own the Netherby store.It’s the
only store she has ever wanted.
She was in the runningfor the
businessatthe time the
The McFaddens’ last day in
store is Sunday.
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the Ashburton team almost leaptout
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Ice-breakerevent for jobseekers
jobseekers in MidCanterbury
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in September, but ajob event next
People whohavelost theirjobsor
had hours reduced as aresult of covid
are being encouraged to comealong
to an employment exchange
organised by the AshburtonDistrict
Council. People looking for work and
employers looking for workers will be
able to connect.
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held at the AshburtonClub and MSA
on November 4, from9am to 12pm.
Council ran asimilar exchange a
four people whocame alonglooking
for jobs. Otheremployersalso found
workersas aresult of the event.
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change job paths and retrain, as well
as inspirationand plentyof
motivation. Apanel of local
employers will also speakaboutwhat
theylookfor whentheyreceive job
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Coding club expands
Tenyearolds Ben Hughes
andAsher Cavill are among
aselect groupofkids who
have taken up microbyte
coding at theAshburton
coding clubset up by
Makecode Arcadewhich is a
gave more optionsand
computer hardware at the
library, Mr Nixon said.
Most of the up to 15
familiar with the blockbased
language and website
Scratch, although some
overwhelmed by interestto
jointhe club, which was
intended to be aMicrobytes
on Mondays session for
those aged 10 to 14 years.
Butdemandwas so strong
there is nowaTuesday
session too. At one point Mr
The club has been going
nowfor around five weeks,
running during theschool
term. Thelibrary has 15
chrome books for members
to use during sessions which
allowed them to each work
on their own programming.
Tenyearold Ben Hughes enjoys learning code during a
Microbytes on Monday session at Ashburton Public Library.
They were continuing with
sprite animation and
working on game
Thereare plans to upload
each of the completed
mobile kitronic arcade
systems, which areshared
withvisiting class groups to
get children interested in
New home-buyers meet
Abusyproperty market has
led to alunch witha
difference next week.
Ray White salesperson
Cheryl Fowler is hosting a
lunch for housebuyers new
to theareaand shehopes
the newcomers willbecome
Shesaidthere was high
inquiry from firsthome
owners wanting to take
advantage of low interest
ratestoborrowand get on
the property ladder, as well
as from Kiwicouples
returning from overseas or
wanting to relocate from
other partsofthe country.
Somewanted tolive in the
homes they bought while
others were looking to
invest and rent.
place to invest your money.’
Cheryl said the November
2lunchwas forwomen who
hadrecently bought in the
area, through herorother
at TasteCafe andshe hoped
theywould become friends.
She is workingonanother
eventtoinclude the men.
The newcomers had come
fromas farnorth as
Tauranga andasfar south as
‘‘It canbehard integrating
intoanew community. It
will be nice to get together
andget to know eachother
andstart to make
All the newcomers had
overseas were also looking
at homes in Ashburton via
the internetand sometimes
sendingfriends and family
to checkthem out at open
She had an offer recently
from aKiwi in Europe who
was wantingabolthole or
safe place to return with his
family. ‘‘He missed out
because he did not puta
high enough price in but I
am stillactively lookingfor
Cherylsaid house prices
in Ashburtonwere not as
high as in cities, so were
There was gooddemand
Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
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Hinds hall needs new blood
Some of the original
volunteers who helped bring
the HindsCommunity Centre
to fruition 40 years ago are
hopinganew generation of
villagers will pick up the
Stuart Wilson and his wife
Betty, Rosa Bennett, Lorraine
Baughan and Ruth Sheppard
have been on the hall
committee or supporting the
hall since 1975.
Theyare looking to retire or
ease back from the group,
along with Jo Luxton. The
Rangitata MP livesatHinds
has been secretarytreasurer
for the groupand her husband
Matt president, but more
duties as electorate MP will
leave little time for her to be
on the hall committee.
The community hall has
been wellused over the years.
It was built in two parts,the
smallersupper room first,
followed by the larger hall and
Mr Wilson said the complex
had regular users and was
hired for private functions,
like weddings. It had been
built with funds raised mostly
in the community,including
$300,000 fundraised by agroup
known simply as the Hinds
The Hinds Community Centreneeds anew generation ofhelpers.
The supper room was
openedin1978 and the main
hall in 1983.
Mr Wilson said Hinds was a
naturalgathering spotfor the
southern part of the district.
The complex, which also
included asmaller meeting
room, were used by the
adjoining squash club, the
Lions service club, Women’s
Institute and adinnerclub. It
was also booked for events
hosted by Fonterra, MHV
Water and Environment
Canterbury. It was also used
regularly by Hinds School.
He said the complex was in
good condition though afew
committee membersare now
in their 70s and have moved to
Ashburton and Mr Wilson is
hoping some new faces will
Fresh outlook for hairdressers
Flowers and congratulatory
messages this past week have
reinforced BestDirection Hair
Studio’s shift to Allentonasthe
It has moved to astandalone
premises at the busy shopping
Owner Judy Begg said seven
weeks of no income due to
Covid19 had been hard and
increasing rentalcosts were
the final straw.
BestDirection has had a
presence in the CreekRoad
shopping centre since it was
Dean Kingan, in the mid1970s.
At the new site, Mrs Begg is
joined by hairdressers Maree
Robertson, who has been with
Mrs Begg at Best Direction for
the past 24 years,and Robyn
Stockdale, who is renting a
chair in the new premises.
She said it was sad to have
been put in aposition to move
–she has owned the studiofor
the past 25 years but looking
to the future it was apositive
They are looking forward to
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The new facilitiesare warm
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come alongtothe committee’s
annual general meeting on
Friday nightat7pm, or make
themselves known as willing
Whilethe older committee
members remained passionate
about the village, new
enthusiasm was needed from a
new generation of people who
had made Hinds and the
surrounding districts home, he
There hasbeen goodinterest
shown after arecent opennightby
evening, with interest fromtenors,
sopranos,altos and basses, said
choir manager Carol Gunn.
sing alongwith for the eveningand
would attend thechoir for three or
four more weeks beforeanaudition
and possible membership.
Mrs Gunn said it was hoped new
memberswould join the choir for
Christmas concerts in Ashburton on
December 11 and Geraldine on
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include the kea,spotted on Mt Hutt
skifield; the bandeddotterel, a
toughlittle bird trying to establish
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Half the 88 consentstotake water
from the Ashburton Riverunder
compulsory review havebeen
have beengranted an extensionof
the processtoMarch31sothey can
further assess theimpact of
proposed new minimum flowsand
request changes; some farmers are
drilling deepbores or looking at
switching to irrigationscheme
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Some years ago Iwas talking to
alongserving councillorand the
conversationturned to the second
bridge(beforethe final public
announcement of location) which
he saidthat therewas acoupleof
factors why thebridge will never
continueonfrom West Street.
1. Thedecision and planning
wasmade many years ago, whena
bypasswas first decided.
2. Transit NZ (orwhoever they
were back then)said theywould
not support abridge at the end of
West Street or anyotherTransit
roadasthey would have to
3. With the buildingofthe new
industrialarea north or
requirement from Transit NZ was
that only 20 per centofthe heavy
trafficexiting from the mainroad
wasallowed to enter backonto
the main road, Chalmers Avenue
is to takethe bulk of thistraffic as
it is in direct line of the industrial
Imentioned thistosome others
in aconversationwho saidthatit
is probably correctasSprayMark,
before theybought the building
they are in now,weretold by the
council thatthe bridge would
never go at the end of WestStreet,
and this again is waybefore the
Is the councilgoingtowaittill
all the protest is worn outbefore
starting on the bridge, which will
issue which Iwonder if aprivate
company had been consideredto
fundand build bridge/bypass and
Could Isay, throughyourpaper,
abig thankyou to Alison Driscoll
andthe National party office in
Ashburton forall their help over
the years, whether it was with Jo
or Andrew, they always responded
quickly,and mostly with a
successful outcome. So again abig
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Marie by son Kieran’s
side on election night
McAnulty couldn’t takethe
smile off herface when news
night that her son Kieran
had won the Wairarapa
She wasbyhis sideand
WairarapaBush Rugby Club
for the vote count and
celebrations that followed.
It wasthe third timeof
asking for Labourcandidate
McAnulty, whowas defeated
atboththe 2014 and2017
elections by National's
He, likenewly elected
Rangitata MP Jo Luxton,
party listthree years ago.
Again, like Luxton, he
majority from 2017, in his
case2872 votes, to romp
based on provisionalresults.
Marie McAnulty, originally
fromthe Wairarapa, has
livedinMid Canterbury for
the last seven years and is
the coordinator of the
SEEDS (sharing everyday
She saidshe wasvery
proud of herson’s
‘‘When hewas akid he
always said he wantedtobe
Prime Minister one day.
over theyears andI’m so
pleased for him.’’
She saidher onlychild had
become interested in
Marie McAnulty, right, with son Kieran, left, Kieran’s cousin
Katie McAnulty and Mike McAnulty.
politics at collegeand had
studied politicalscience at
‘‘Helooked at what all the
Mrs McAnultysaid there
was amix of political views
on herside of the family, but
She saidher son wasvery
andloved connecting with
He had workedasabookie
overseas andwas later an
The35yearold is a
regular MC at the Golden
Shears and is expectedto
stopoff in Ashburton soon to
cash or eftposonly
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New locum dentist puts
down roots in Ashburton
Osvaldo Gonzalez has put
down roots and is calling
The locum dentist has not
Grovebut also opened Oak
Grove Dental fromhis home,
offering affordable, general
It is on the corner of Oak
Grove and Elizabeth Street.
Dr Gonzalez, originally
fromChile, trained in
dentistry in Australia and
movedtoNew Zealand to
work andcompleted post
He completed amasterof
dentalsurgery,aswell as a
dentistry in 2018.
Since then he hasworked
including most recently at
Greymouth buthad also
where he fell in love with the
town, its weather, foodand
He is open to walkins and
offers afriendly and relaxed,
He looks forward to
community and continuing to
set up his home/business; he
Dr Osvaldo Gonzalez has opened up his new dental practice
from his home on Oak Grove.
has already put in an array of
fruit trees aroundhis
property including apple,
cherry, plums, pear and
nectarines as well as a
Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
People are our true
In my first column as the
electorate MP for Rangitata, I
wanted to say thank you. Thank
you for voting for Jacinda Ardern,
for Labour, and for myself.
I’ve spent some time since the
election reflecting on the last
week, and indeed, the last few
years. What sticks out to me most
throughout this crazy ride is the
He aha te mea nui oteao. What
is the most important thing in the
He tangata, he tangata, he
tangata. It is the people, it is the
people, it is the people.
My husband and my family,
whom have been my sounding
board and carers. My team of
volunteers and supporters, whom
have backed and encouraged me.
And of course, the people of
Rangitata. You have put your faith
in me, and this is not something
that Iwill ever take for granted.
This area has not had an elected
Labour Member of Parliament
since Horrace Herring in 1935.
The enormity of the result on
election night is not lost on me, I
am humbled in the support of this
Ilove this place. Having lived
here for over 24 years, raising my
children here, owning businesses
here, it is home. Iwant to see the
people here thrive and grow, and
be the best they can be.
Isee the huge potential, the
success stories that happen every
day, and Isee the challenges that
we face too. There is no doubt,
there is work to be done. As
Jacinda Ardern said in her speech
on election night, the Labour
Party will be aparty that governs
for every New Zealander. This is
my intention for Rangitata we
need representation for every
person in this electorate, from
every walk of life.
It is going to be hard work, but
Iamabsolutely up for the
challenge and committed to this
place and our people.
This Friday Iwill be attending
my first event in Ashburton as the
MP for Rangitata –and Ican’t
think of amore perfect event
than the presentation of the
Community Honours Awards,
celebrating Mid Cantabrians that
make significant contributions to
our community voluntary sector.
These are people that go the
extra mile, work hard on the
ground, and are true assets to our
community. It will be apleasure
to attend and acknowledge them.
Iamlooking forward to
continuing on with the ground
work that Ihave already done as
aList MP, to continue building
relationships with the
community in order to be astrong
advocate in Wellington. Iwant to
hear your stories, your
challenges, your successes.
Iaminthe very beginning
phases of establishing my
Ashburton office, hiring staff and
gearing up to be the best MP Ican
be, at the heart of Government, to
deliver for Rangitata.
If you have any queries in the
interim, please contact jo.
Thescooter’s been serviced and
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ScooterSafari on November7.
will see 250 riders headfrom
Christchurch to Hokitikaona
Mr Oakley’s 49cc scooter,a
Yamaha Riva Razz, was
generously serviced for free
recently by localbusiness McKay
andDonaldson,who also chipped
He hassofar received pledges
of over $600,but is hoping to raise
closer to $1000 before safari day.
Mr Oakley said hewas looking
forward to the safari andwas
stepping out of his comfortzone.
‘‘Weather wisethere could be
anything on theday,but
whateverthe weather, it’sgoing
to be slowprogress overPorter’s
He said he was more used to
drivinghis vintagecar and was
hopingfor an easterlytopush
him over the hills to theWest
Hisusual drivingpride andjoy
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name underthe ‘donate’ page.
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BARTLETT, Lettie Keriana,
on October 21, 2020. Passed
away peacefully in her sleep,
aged 60 years. Much loved
partner of John. Dearly loved
mother and mother- in-law
of Anthony, John, Nicole
and Moose, loved stepmum
to Raewyn, Matthew,
Adam, and Erica, and a
much loved Nannie to all
her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
to Lettie’s family c/- POBox
24, Hinds 7747. A service
to celebrate Lettie’s life has
GILL, Jillian Dawn (Jilly):
At home at Lake Hood,
Ashburton on October 27,
2020 aged 66 years. Bloody
good soul-mate of Geoff,
cherished mum and motherin-law
of Kirsty and Tom
Moffett, Jason and Kylie, and
Hayden. Best nan in the
whole wide world to Joel,
Isla, and Luke; Georgia, Elise,
Freja, and Scarlett; and Grace,
Messages to: The Gill Family,
c/- PO Box 6035, Ashburton
7742. In lieu of flowers
donations to the Cancer
Society ofAshburton would
be appreciated and can be
made at the service.
A service to celebrate Jill’s
life will be held at the Hotel
Road, Ashburton on
MONDAY, November 2, at
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NoviceFox wins major titles
wonthe South Island ATV
It is arecord feat.
Not only was it on her
26th birthday, but it’s her
She only startedracing
in March this year.
It was also aNew
Zealand ATV Motocross
second in afield of eight.
purchase having borrowed
other clubmembers’ bikes
duringthe season after her
“It’sthe slowestbike in
our grade pretty much,I’m
on the smallest cc bike,”
450s –that’s the size of the
picked to go with atthis
stage, because it’s only my
Foxgot into quad racing
through aclose friendwho
had moved from
Association, which sees
gather every second
weekend at various
racing or speedway racing.
The nationals were held
at Dirt Farm,near Pleasant
Point. It was aclaybased
trackand themud was
The meetingsare run by
national ATV icon Ian
Fftich, of Amberley, who
also thankfully sponsored
many of theevents, Fox
bike at leastonceaweek to
“I try to just keep it fun,”
Justine Fox in action during the South Island ATV Women’s Championship on Saturday.
PHOTO KATRINA PARISH
In her youth shewas
interestedin horses, and
had recently boughta
horse float to get backinto
However now the float
operates as amotorbike
carrier. Shehas plansto
selland buy an enclosed
motorbike trailer butno
motorbike just yet.She
wants to make sureshe is
properly equipped to
handle the extra power.
Most of the time she races
in third or fourthgear (of
The longest track she has
raced on was 1.6km.Itwas
seriesand whereFox got
her first racing trophy;she
“It’s kindofabigjump in
some aspects. If you’rein
the wronggear goinground
thecorner, you’ll stall it,
whereas on a400 it will just
tick away by itself and it
whichincluded an ATV
sectionbut had onlyhad a
manymoons ago whereshe
Networks as acable layer,
whereshe has beenfor the
Bands in the Park set for public tunes
Four musical groups are
lined up to entertain at the
annual Bands in the Park
Domain this Sunday.
Electronic OrganClub and
the MSA Orchestra will
play from 2pm on the long
lawn of thedomain
gardens, near the
sculptures via the West
The free concert is
organised by the
Council and there will be a
collection for band funds.
Bring apicnicand a
musical interlude on show
by some of Ashburton’s
great musical talent.
The Ashburton pipe band
will be among those
performing on Sunday.
interested to give ATV
“It’s not aboutwhatyou
have, it’s the peopleyou
are around, (in theclub)
everybody is willing to help
motorbikes to those in
“There is always
somebody there to help
out. You could buy the
flashiestbike on the
market, it doesn’t mean you
are going to win. It’s like
with me being on the
smallestbike, it justproves
that it’s not what you have,
it’s how you ride it.”
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Salmon Tales Cafe
Always Servicewith aSmile
on Elizabeth Avenue,Rakaia
RAKAIA FOUR SQUARE SUPERMARKET
ElizabethAvenue ~Phone 3027307
Salmon Tales Cafe offersgreat
homemade style foodwhich is all
made on site, so is fresh and tasty.
We have plenty of space including
an outsidediningarea with a
relaxing pond complete with fish
you can feed and eels.
There is alsoacraft shopwith
somegreat gift ideas and an exciting
range justintime for Christmas.
Our cafe,inRakaiaalong State
Highway Oneright next to the iconic
salmon, is open from Tuesday to
Sunday between 8amand 3pm.
We also openinthe evenings for
private functions by prior
Christmas bookings now, so call
Melissa to secure your preferred
family operated business with a
team of friendly staff andwelook
forward to seeingyou.
Right: Salmon Tales Cafe has an
outside dining area with arelaxing
Hours: Wed &Fri 10am -3pm (or by appointment)
Kelly 0274 225 426 email@example.com
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The rise is needlework popularity makesCalico Design well worth a
Since May 2019,Calico Designs
(formerly Calico Dreams), has
occupied asmall area behind
theHarveys bakehouse dining
room in Rakaia.
Theentrance to the
needlecraft business is through
arustic dooroff acourtyard and
inside is atiny roomfull of
Needlework, cross stitch,
sewing patterns, hand dyed
cottons, asmall collection of
quilting fabrics and linens,
includingthe famous Liberty
range, occupy thissmall space.
Samples adorn the walls,
showing whatcan be made with
Duringthese uncertain times,
through lockdownand covid,
manypeople have picked up
needlework again, and if this is
an area of interest for you this
business is wellworthavisit to
It is agreatplace to browse
and pickout anew sewing
Hours havebeen reducedto
and Fridays from 10amto3pm,
with an occasional Saturday
morningadvertised via the
business Facebook page.
If thesehoursdonot workfor
you,Kellyishappy to openby
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Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
Sue and John’s Little Red Cafe
Little RedCafewas established in
existing areainthe Red Shed
Located opposite the iconic
salmon, this rebuild and opportunity
to have acafeinthe Red Shed
alongside Jenny's fabulousgift shop
wasonly made possible by the
kindness and cooperation of their
dearfriends Jennyand Graham
Both businesses (cafe and gift
shop)complement each other
Thecafe has been quite
scaletosupport the locals.
With unique decor andambience,
and with what has happened this
year, thecafe is grateful to have set
up in this manner.
Thelocals have beenextremely
supportive, andcafe owners Sue and
John Moorren are so thankful for
this. The regulars love the coffee
LRC’s main business is cabinet
food and takeawaycoffee, withthe
cafe having aseatingcapacity of 24
Little Red Cafe cabinet food is made on site with locally sourced ingredients.
plus(under AlertLevel 1) which is
always wellused, especially on the
weekends, when the cafe has cooked
breakfasts until midday.
The cabinet foodismade on site,
with locally sourced ingredients, the
foodislovedbythe locals, with the
traditional sausage, cheeseand feta/
spinachrollsflying out the door.
Deborah Roberts, RENZ
Imoved to Rakaia over 15 years
ago from atownoutside of
Manchesterinthe North Westof
England. You get more for your
between the houses, an
outstanding view of theSouthern
Alps from thefront gate andno
It was like I’d won the lottery;
completely different from where
I’ve raised two girls in Rakaia,
it’s agreat place for kids with a
Icameback into real estate
almost three years ago after a
nineyear break,servicing Rakaia,
Ashburtonand the surrounding
My main goal in real estate is to
pleasant experience,and go away
thinking “that wasn’tasbad as I
thought it was going to be!”
After all, your home is your
biggestasset and if Ican take most
of the stress away and you’re
happy withthe buying/selling
process,then I’vedone my job.
WhenIsell ahomeinRakaia, I
don’t just sellahouse,Isellthe
Rakaia is agreat place to live,
it’s central to everywhere. It’sa
wellserviced townand there’s
lots to do forall agegroups.
Rakaia has agreat community,
the people are friendlyand
So if you want to get out of the
hustle and bustle of city life, think
And if you’re thinking of selling,
thinkDeborah at RENZ.
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sales consultant Deborah Roberts
in action at the Rakaia MX track.
Thecafeoften caters for local
very well supportedfresh andfrozen
roast meal optionfor Fridays(which
has free delivery.)
Sue and John look forward to
continuing to support the Rakaia
and wider community over the
Kawasaki motorcycle specialist
Kawasaki Canterbury Ltd trading as
Canterbury Motorcycles is Mid
Canterbury’s only Kawasaki
It is located on the main road of
Owner Clint Collett has worked at
the garage for many years and
bought the business from former
owner David Chapman in July last
It has specialised in Kawasaki
motorcycles for more than20years.
Clint has decadesofexperience
and, along with his team of
enthusiasticmotorcycle and motor
vehicle mechanics, is able to offer
repairs and maintenance to all
makes and models of vehicles and
Clint has extensive product
knowledge and is able to help match
client’s to the rightbike.
rear of the premises, does all types of
motorcycle repairsand maintenance,
servicing all makesand models.
The vehicle workshop, located at
the front,offers all types of car
servicing and maintenance and
people can book in for theirWOFs.
They also havequick and efficient
puncture repairservice but havean
extensive arrayoftyres for sale at
Canterbury Motorcycles also have
an onfarmservice truckand are
prepared to get your farm bikes all
makes and models serviced and up
The Kawasaki dealership,often
one of the top farm bikesellersinthe
South Island, has abroadrange of
motorbikes for sale. Theyincludethe
popularfour wheeler sidebysides
or Mules, the two wheeler Kawasaki
Stockman, KLX and KX motor cross
and cross country ranges.
Canterbury Motorcyclesalso have
arange of fullyserviced secondhand
tradeins for sale. Call in and see the
to be in the draw!
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Satisfaction in helping, caring for others
Volunteer of the month Alison Donald.
Donald, theVolunteering Mid &
South Canterbury and the Hotel
Ashburton Volunteer of the
Month, has wanted to helpand
It brings her alot of
‘‘I like helping othersand I
guess it’s always been like
that,’’ she said.
Alison's daysare busy
volunteeringwith avariety of
organisations, serving through
her involvement with the St
helping in amoreinformal way
like helping aneighbour.
Alison's various voluntary
roles included one she started
through the suggestion of a
friend who said to her one day
that district nurses had Red
Cross volunteers accompany
them on their evening rounds.
Her friendsuggested this
might be agood volunteering
role for Alison.
Alison,who wantedtobe a
nurse, thought it would indeed
be agood rolefor her so signed
up. She did it foreightyears
beforethe hospital decided to
discontinue the programme
Alison's firstvolunteer role
wasasadriver forwhat is now
Elizabeth St DayCare. It's a
volunteer role shereally
enjoys, and she says she has
metsome lovely people through
In her informal volunteering
she also takes awoman to
Hearing Association meetings
years ago, her name was put
forward to join thecommittee,
which she agreed to do.
Alison also has apassionfor
dahliasand her gardenis
testament to this. She is the
secretaryand treasurer forthe
And volunteers as adeliverer
forMeals on Wheels.
She is also thesecretary and
treasurer forInner Wheel. It’sa
groupthat helps balances her
life as she says it is something
she does for herself.
She also gets immense
St John, and just acouple of
weeksago was making and
bagging hundredsoftruffles for
But she wearstwo hats with
theorganisation; as the local St
John coordinator forcaring
caller and as avolunteer on the
Caring caller is atelephone
friendship programme. This
who needs social contact.
They arelookingfor more
people with abitoftimeand a
friendly manner to give
someoneelse acall and
brighten theirday. If there are
folks who do not have many
visitors or family locally thenSt
John caring callerscould be a
service to help them.
Alison took up the health
shuttle role about seven years
and thoroughly enjoys her
volunteers transportpatients to
The volunteers provide
support, companionship, a
smile and oftenalistening ear
for folk at what can be an
anxious time. Alison does not
just drop her passenger at the
door but ensures they arein the
right place, feel safeand
connects them with the facility.
Alison gets as much out of her
volunteeringasthe people she
helps. For Alison volunteering
isn't about be rewarded for
doing her work,but she is
gratefuland thankful for the
nomination to be volunteer of
‘‘So many peopledosomuch;
the community justcouldn't
operate unlessthere were
people volunteering,’’ shesaid.
Organisations andgroups are
encouraged to get nominations
in for the Volunteering Mid &
South Canterbury &the Hotel
Ashburton Volunteer of the
Month. Nomination forms are
available by contacting
Canterbury, Community House,
44 Cass Street Ashburton, ph
3081237 ext 240 or email
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The Dunedin animation
company that brought
to America’s Cup racing and
other major world sports is
helping Mid Canterbury
farmers see how their
changing land management
practices are impacting the
founderIan Taylor says
farmers will be able to use
the technology to easily see
the effects of different crops
and stocking rates on thesoil
and waterways and how it
impacts farm budgets.
Mr Taylor was in
Ashburton recently to talkto
farmers about how they
could make best useofthe
He usedhis own company
as an example.
started in 1989, usingdigital
data off the back of the
America’s Cup boats to
create images for spectators.
It expanded to produce
graphics for other sports,
like golf and American
football, but those contracts
were cancelled whencovid
hit andthe company’s crews
came home to Dunedin.
There, over acouple of
months, theyfigured out how
they could do those same
jobs remotely,saving money
on international travel and
Mr Taylor said the idea had
beendiscussed prior to the
not see acompelling reason
to change.‘‘It took Covid19
to make people realise you
could do it, andnow
everyone wants to do it.’’
The company has been
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overayear: Hyperfarm was
previewed to farmers at last
year’sFieldays but is not yet
ready forcommercial use.
It uses data collected from
farms, science and
regulators like Environment
Canterbury, to model
Mr Taylor said Animation
Research turned the data
into pictures so farmers
could see the effects of their
decisions over 15 years in
While 15 years was ashort
timeframe to dealwith
farmingissues like nitrate
leaching and water quality,
the animation technology
was atool that could give
themapositive start to
He said food producers
like farmers were important
for thecountry. ‘‘This is a
hugeopportunity that covid
has given us. Food willbethe
verylast thing people stop
buying and the lockdown
He said it wasasmart
move to combine sustainable
practices and technology.
‘‘We needtostop fighting,
look after the landand be the
best at high value food
scientist Seth Laurenson
progressed steadily since
‘‘Central to this is
achieving the best
integration between the
science platform andthe
visual technologies on offer.
We’ve also beenlooking
further afield to new
partnerships to growand
share the potential of this
tool, including with iwi
around the country.’’
Aprototype version could
be available to aselectgroup
of userstotrial in June 2021.
He said humans were
visual creatures and that
presented an opportunity to
show in visual form what
decisionmaking would mean
for their land,the
environment and their bank
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about best to do that.
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visual representation and
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information to enable
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He is alsoadirectorof
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Mr van derPoel is adairy
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Garage book remembered
Arecent photo of theformer Mid
Street in thispaper has rekindled
memories for local historybuff John
Mr Carter was partofahistory group
set up 20 years agotodocumentgarages
in the district.
He latercowrote andedited abook
calledAshburtonGarages with Viv
Garages had come and goneinthe
district overthe last 100 or so years, said
Mr Carter, andthey helped tell their own
He said the garage book had come
about after the formationaninterest
Those with garage history in their
veinshad included CliffHorrell, Bruce
Smallbone andTom Pearsonand others
who had submitted photos and shared
TheAshburton Garage History Group
had held meetings at the Ashburton
Vintage Car clubroomsand regular
gatherings, he said.
Thegrouphad set up garagelocation
maps of the districttogether with an
indexshowing who had owned the
garagesoverthe years, said Mr Carter.
‘‘A lot of knowledge waspooled at
thosemeetingsand it formed the basisof
the book, which followedanearlier
pictorial history book.
‘‘Viv and Iresearched things over a
coupleofyears andtalkedto peopleand
there was alot of good support behind
Some of the photos in the book are
from 1914/15and showAshburton
businesses were quick to adapt to the
change from horseorcycleand to motor
vehicles, withgarages starting at various
businesses such as cycle dealers, livery
Local historian John Carter flicks through old garage photos used in the book.
Mr Carter said there were not too many
of the old mechanics and garage owners
left alive these daysand if thebook had
notbeen compiled at the time, alotof
knowledge would havebeenlost.
The garage book had been reprinted
twice becauseofdemandand still
provoked memories for local people.
Mr Carter said 300 original garage
related photos submitted for thebook
had been giftedtoAshburton Museum
for safe keeping andpreservation.
Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
Seven Mid Cantabrians and one
group who have contributed to the
district through their significant
volunteer pursuits will be
celebrated at the Ashburton
District Council's Community
Honours Awards ceremony on
Five residents will each receive
the prestigious mayor's award for
public service, the highest civic
honour bestowed by council, while
three civic awards are to be
presented for substantial voluntary
The recipients of the mayor's
award for public service are John
Fleming, Maxine Hooper, Robin
Kilworth, David McKimmie and
Darryl Nelson, while the recipients
of the civic awards are Litter Free
Ashburton, Yvonne Lister and Judy
Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown
said the awards selection
committee was impressed by all the
nominations received and
delighted to be recognising some
outstanding people and groups.
The awards recognised the
immense contribution of selfless
volunteers and celebrated their
exceptional commitment to our
The awards ceremony will take
place in the Bradford Room at
Ashburton Trust Event Centre at
2pm on October 30.
Council is inviting members of
the public who would like to attend
the awards ceremony to watch their
family, friend or colleague be
presented their award to RSVP to
council by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
nz or phone 307 7700.
Ashburton’s Merry Little
ChristmasMarket is all set to run
again on November 29.
The seventh annual indoor
market at the Ashburton Trust
Event Centre goesfrom11.30am
until 4pmand will include
Stallswill be set up in the
foyerand main auditoriumand
somewill have afestive theme.
Eventcoordinator Casey Rose
said the market wasagreat
opportunity to shop before
It was achance to shopunder
one roof and to viewawide
variety of items.
everythingfrom art,craft and
clothing, through to jewellery,
fruitcake and funky woodwork.
An afternoon learning about Filipino
peopleand culture is being organisednext
Hosted by the Learning Exchangein
conjunction with UNIFIL, UnitedFilipinos
ofMid Canterbury, the November 8event
will include aFilipino lunch and will offer
an insight into the country’s culture through
aformal presentation and an activity.
questions andtomix and mingle with local
Filipinos. Lunch tickets can be purchased
from the eventbrite.co.nz. The Ashburton
venue willbeadvised to those registering.
There werealsostalls selling
fabric art,skin care products,
herbal productsand otheritems.
Shesaid there were anumber
of new stallholdersthisyear,
Theysaw the Merry Little
Christmas Market as an
opportunity to showcase and sell
products aftermonthsof no
The market was alsoan
opportunity for community
groups to fundraise, andfor the
eventcentretoshow off its own
Those payingagold coin
donation on the door will
Contact CaseyRose on 307
2010 forstallholder information.
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29 October 2020
Message From ThePrincipal
Red Carpet Evening
Last Thursday we had our annual Red Carpet
Evening. This is ahighlight ofour musical year,
where our top performers are invited to present
to their whānau and our community. As we all
appreciate, there have been few opportunities
for any kind of performance that involves even a
limited audience this year. Itwas agreat night. I
wouldlike to thank all ourperformers and,most importantly,the Music
Departmentstaff,itinerant musicteachersand thestudent’sown music
teachers.Withoutthem, such an evening would not be possible.
As partofour consideration of our College campuswehaveundertaken
arebranding exercise with our Student Learning Support Unit. This
facility, awelcome part ofour College, has always been known asthe
SLSU. After due consultation, we have decided that amore relevant
name is ‘Te Whare Manaaki’. Mythanks gotoour students and their
parents/caregivers for their input into this decision. Aspart ofour
new build the students will, inthe future, enjoy apurpose-built facility,
however the name Te Whare Manaaki will be retained within the new
College Charterand Strategic DocumentReview
We have undertaken arecentreview of ourCollege Charter andstrategic
documents. These areobviously key documents forAshburton College
as we look towards thefuture.
At itssimplest form thereare twofuture trends thatweare preparing our
studentsfor. The first of these is thatthe worldofworkand employment
is likely to be very different for asignificant portion of our population.
Soft skills such as collaboration, creativity and oral communication will
become increasingly important. We are working towards achanged
future. This year, the widespread use of Zoom technology was aclear
example of howquicklyfuture changes mayarrive.
The second recognition is that our Mid Canterbury and global
communities are becoming increasingly diverse. Inthe future, tobe
good global citizens, people will need to be more culturally responsive
and acceptingofdiversity. Inboth cases we areplanningfor adifferent
Ourrollcontinuestogrow. Ournumber of students means that we are
able to offer afull and wide range of academic and vocational courses.
This trend is,inpart, recognition thatthe employmentprospectsinMid
Canterbury are healthy and that housing is affordable in comparison
with other regions. Partofthe rationale forour new build is recognition
by MinistryofEducation thatthis trendwill continue, and will mirrorthe
This term is always frantic with many scheduled events, deadlines
and recognitions. Wealways enjoy the final assemblies, especially our
Year 13 Graduation. We look forward tohaving you join us for this
celebration on 5November 2020 at the Ashburton Trust EventCentre.
Open to thepublic,freeofcharge.
1:30pminthe College Auditorium.
Differentperformances each day.
Thursday features HipHop,Stepping,
This is an opportunity for the College
dancers to showcase their work
from throughoutthe year,
in aperformance setting.
AshburtonCollege Year 9
Criteria and application forms arenow available from
your child’s school.
TheClosing Date forapplications is
next Thursday05November 2020, 3:30pm.
Theacademic examinationswill be held at AshburtonCollege
on Monday16November from 9:00am–11:15am.
Enquiriesand applications to be made to
Phone:308 4193, extension 812; 027247 8003.
Please note thatthese Scholarshipsare
Annual AshColl Quizco –
DeputyHead GirlMaria Costas advised thatthis year the annual Student
Executive-planned Quizco is being held alittle laterthan in previous
years,given the COVID-relatedconstraintsaround events.
However, the Executivewas committed to not breaking
with the annual tradition.
Come along, bring your family,and friends
to be in the runningtowin someamazing hampers.
Refreshments and food provided.
Tickets: $20 -for ateam of four.
Register: At the College Office,with your team name.
Or –Messagethe gram@ashcollstudentexec
Venue: Collegiate RugbyFootball Club,Smithfield Road,Ashburton.
Mid-Term Parent Election 2020
NOMINATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE ELECTION OF
THREE PARENT REPRESENTATIVES FORATHREE YEAR TERM
If youare on the College ElectoralRoll aNomination Form,Cover Letter
and EligibilityCriteria, hasbeen emailed to you,
and posted to those without email.
Otherwise,forms maybeobtained from the AshburtonCollege Office
or from the Returning Officeratthe College.
NOMINATIONS CLOSE AT NOON, THIS SUNDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2020.
Nomination formsmay be returned by hand delivery, email,post or fax.
Theelectoralroll is held at the College Office and can be viewed
during normal school hours.
Therewill also be alist of candidates’ names,asthey come to hand,
forinspection at the College.
Note: Anyone can stand forelection as aparentrepresentative.
Acandidate does NOTneedtobeaparent
or caregiver of astudentenrolled at school.
Aperson on the electoralroll maynominate themselves.
Aperson not on this roll must be nominatedbyaperson who is on the roll.
Sheena Tyrrell,Returning Officer
Phone: 027 247 8003; or (03) 308 4193, Ext812;
Aoraki Junior TournamentWeek
This is newto2020
Each daycomprises of twodifferent events,including championship and
festival grades with the focus on having ago
without the pressureofcompetition.
Alleventsexcept forSmallbore Rifle areopen to all Year 9/10 students.
Available are: Monday16November: Tennis and Touch Rugby;
Tuesday17November:Caroline BayRelays and Football 6s Festival;
Thursday19November: LawnBowls andVolleyball;
Friday20November: Badmintonand Beach Net (ball).
More information is available from your Coach or Darion
in the College Sports Office.
Entries to Darion tomorrow, Friday 30 October.
29 Year 13 PED Golf assessment
Year 11 Japanese class,Koji Japanese Restaurantvisit,
30 Mustang CarClub visit –Chessboard, lunchtime
Year 11 OUE Mountain Biking,AshburtonRiver track
Year 12/13 Japanese class,Koji Japanese Restaurantvisit,
CommunityEntry Programme Abseiling trip,
Peel Forest Outdoor Centre
03 Final whole-College Assembly,Chessboard, 11:25am
04 Year 9Attitude programme,atCollege
Year 10 Attitude programme,atCollege
05 Year 13 last dayofclasses
Year 13 Graduation Ceremony, AshburtonTrustEvent Centre,
08 MidCanterburyCombined Cricket, Willows
09-12 SADD (Students Against DestructiveDecisions) Week
10 Year 11 and Year 12 last dayofclasses
Year 11 and Year 12 Prize-giving,EANetworksCentre, 7:00pm
11 9X Museum trip,AshburtonMuseum
13 CanterburyAnniversaryDay,Public Holiday
16 Year 92021 Scholarship exams,atCollege,9:00am-11:15am
16-20 Aoraki Junior Sports Week,various venues
16-09 Dec NZQA Exams
Staff vStudents Chess Match–
Fourth ConsecutiveVictory to the Staff!
Held on the ChessboardonFriday, 16 October,this annual eventwas again
held according to apre-drawn historical set game ofChess but with the
shifting and removalofchess players aided by copious amounts of water!
We are assured that this annual end-of-year event started asavery formal
affair,with players wearing‘boards’depicting their positions. At somestage
it morphed into the event itistoday, always alot of fun, and providing
wonderful opportunities for students todouse staff and vice versa. Itcan
be challenging to distinguish between staff and students when it comesto
enthusiasm and water skills.
As is also traditional, the staff moves are made by astaff member who is
leaving College. Jason Vannini, Master of Ceremonies, said this person is
usually along-serving older staff member, well-respected and leaving
College at theend of the year. Mary-Anne Evers fittedthe last twoofthese
(Pictured right, far left):
Jason Vannini orchestrating
proceedings (front, left and
right): Year 13 student Aidan
Soal College Senior Chess
Champion; and Mary-Anne
Evers –teacher of English, and
Staff dress standard held
some sartorial splendour (belowleft): Peter Lee and PPE gear (belowright):
Michael Clarkleading theline-up).
(Pictured below left):
Staff member Mel Evans
receives asolid dousing
(Pictured below, right):
by Patrick Sandrey,
ensuring the brain cells
(Pictured below): The two teams combined for the post-match photo, with
Mary-Anne Evers (back row) triumphantly holding the trophy aloft. There
will doubtless be double security for next year’s chess match draw, given
this wasthe fourth consecutivevictory forthe staff side!
Staff Acknowledge Pink ShirtDay
Friday 16October was Pink Shirt Day, amovement started inthe USA
to promote acceptance and anti-bullying. This is atheme which has
been continued in other countries, with our staff keen to support
and to wear something pink to highlight this message.This was wellsupported
atCollege and (pictured above) is asample group of staff,
in varying levels of pink, proud to promote acceptance, inclusiveness
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
29 October 2020
‘The Year 13’sLegacyProjectFor 2020isup’ wasthe announcement!
Each of thefour flagpoles (pictured below), sited on the Chessboardin front
of the library, now fluttering in the various wind directions, represent a
House at AshColl –Blue,Green, Orange andRed.
Theflags will be adjustedtothe height of whoever is in 1st,2nd,3rd or 4th
Amassive shout-out is given
to Ashburton Contracting
Limited (ACL) for installing
the poles, and to Head
Boy Henry Chapman for
This year’s Student Executive
has issued a challenge for
2021 when a competition
will be held to design each
House’s unique HouseFlag.
BronzeMedal Outcome at Cycling
NewZealand Schools’Mountain Bike
TheCollegeMountainBike team of (pictured below, backrow lefttoright):
Riley Blundell and Brad Blundell (front row, left toright): Oli Nicholls,
Kayne Johnston and MyaJohnston enjoyedatriptoWellingtonfor the
school holidays from
were accompanied by
Michael Johnston in the
Theeventswereverycompetitivewith high total entries overall,being 225
in the Downhill,246 inthe Cross-Country, and 425 in the Enduro.
BronzeMedal forMya Johnston
The Downhill event was held atMaidstone Park in Upper Hutt on agrade
five trail, which required more pedalling than most downhill tracks. Mya
gained the BronzeMedal,competing in the Under 17 Girls’race, while Kayne
and Oli both had top10finishesintheir age groups.
Riders faced windy conditions at the Waiu Trail Park in Wainuiomata forthe
Cross-Country, with Oli having agreat ride to finish 7th. Unfortunately,
Kayne had acrash towards the end of his race which took him out for the
rest of the weekend.
The Enduro was also held at Waiu Trail Park, with the event split into
morning and afternoon racestocaterfor the huge entries of 425 riders from
around the country.
5th Placing forOli Nicholls,and 7thfor MyaJohnston
Oli had afantastic race to finish 5th in the Under 15 Boys and Myarode well
to finish 7th in the Under 17 Girls.
The Blundell boys also had very creditable results with Brad 23rd inthe
Under 20 Boys out of 54 riders and Riley 32nd in the Under 16 Boys out of
With the size ofthe fields, all results gained by the riders were well-earned
The Individual FinalResults Summary was-
MyaJohnston 3rdand BronzeMedal Under17Girls’Downhill
Under 17 Girls’Enduro
OliNicholls 5th Under 15 Boys’Enduro
Under 14 Boys’Cross Country
Under 15 Boys’Downhill
Kayne Johnston 9th
Under 14 Boys’Downhill
Brad Blundell 12th Under 20 Boys’Downhill
Under 20 Boys’Enduro
RileyBlundell 24th Under 16 Boys’Downhill
Under 16 Boys’Cross-Country
Under 16 Boys’Enduro
South Island and National Schools’Track
Cycling Championships –6th National Placing
Maddi Lowry, Year 11 College student, competed successfully at the South
Island and National Schools’Track Cycling Championships held at the SLT
Indoor Velodrome in Invercargill during the school holidayperiod,on06-07
The schools’ event attracted over 150 riders from forty six schools, and
incorporated the South Island Schools’ Championship. This year was the
second National Schools’ Track Championships, following the inaugural
eventinCambridge last year.
Racing was held over two days and was run in an Omnium-style (multiple
race event) points system, where points were allocated on finishing
positions in each race,across the events of Scratch, Points and Keirin (where
cyclists sprintfor victoryfollowing aspeed-controlled startbehind apacer).
Maddi, competing in the Under 17 Girls’ age group, raced hard and was
competitive inall of her races, finishing very creditably in 4th place in
the South Island competition and 6th placeinthe National competition
(Pictured above, leftand right):
Maddi in the ScratchRaceand
the Points Race.
NewZealand Squash Junior Nationals
Another sporting eventtobeheld in the recent schoolholidayperiod,from
01-06 October in Christchurch, were the above Championships.
Two Ashburton College students, Year 13 Isaac Bazley and Year 11 student
Brooke Cornish-Madden, who both play for the Ashburton Squash Club
within the Midland Region (Ashburton toOamaru) were selected and
involved as partofthe Midlands Junior team comprised of fivefemales and
(Pictured above): The Midlands Team with Brooke Cornish-Maddon (front
row, second from the right) and Isaac Bazley (fourth from the right, back row).
Players can enterasindividuals without aqualifying standardbut teams are
required to qualify, achieved through being in the top five in their district.
Isaac and Brooke both entered inthe individual competition also, inthe
Under 19 Boys and Under 17 Girls respectively.
Isaac placed 25th in the B2 Grade, and Brooke 9th in the Under 17 Girls
There were ten teams in each of the team’s grades Isaac and Brooke were
involved in. The boys’team finished last, including losing atop player to
injury, which meanteachplayerhad to playupalevel. The girls’team placed
6th from the tenteams.
This wasIsaac’s first time at theevent in theteam’sevent, having previously
entered asanindividual only, while Brooke played inboth the individual
and team competition last year. Both loved the tournament saying it was
good experience, and fun.
(Pictured below,leftand right): Brooke and Isaac in action on the courts.
Last of the 2020 House Sports Competitions
The build-up to revealing the winning House for 2020 draws closer, asthe
final count ticks down to the final whole-College Assembly scheduled for
After the long lay-off from House Competitions due to the COVID
restrictions, House Netball was the first to take place towards the end of
Term Three, playedinthree levels –Year 9/10,Year 11/12 and Year 13.
Thefirst roundtook placeonThursday 17 September, forYear 11/12 players,
with Blue House emerging winners over Orange House (11-4), and Red
House over Green House(6-3). On Friday18September the Year 9/10 teams,
repeatedthe Year 11/12drawand took the court, withwins to Redand Blue
Houses. Year 13 players then had their rounds on Tuesday 22 September,
with Green emerging winners over Red, and BlueoverOrange.
FinalsOutcomes from play on Tuesday22September and
Year 13 BlueHousetook thehonoursoverGreen House (6-1).
Year 11/12 Brought anarrow5-4 win to RedHouse, over BlueHouse.
Year 9/10 In a repeat of the Year 11/12 final the score was 5-4 to
(Pictured left): Close
competition for the loose
ball in the Year 11/12 Final
between Redand BlueHouses.
(Pictured below): Year 9/10
House Netball final between
Red and Blue (don’t be fooled
by the yellow bibs!), with a
successful Centre Pass just
The Volleyball matches –Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Senior Girls and Senior
Boys -were played from Tuesday 13–Thursday 15October, with finals day
drawing good crowd numbers around the Chessboard and strong House
In linewith Term Four protocols,House points andresultsnow remain under
(Pictured above): At the start ofthe boys’ final between Blue House and
Green House,with the Blue House supporters visibly in place, while (below)
the crowdgathers,and the new flags oversee the action.
(Pictured left): The
on the second court,
(Pictured above): MyaJohnston
on her waytoher BronzeMedal
in theDownhill event.
(Pictured above): Oli Nicholls
negotiating the Cross-Countrycourse.
Ahuge acknowledgement goes to Jayne Cornelius for her work, with the
College Sports Committee, inco-ordinating these events throughout the
year,and rearranging them as wasrequired during this year.
20 Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
Actors prepare for halloween script
There’s halloween Fright Night
fun at thePlains Museumin
Tinwald on Saturday and30
young actors from Big Little
Theatre Company (BLTC)will
be there to share their horror
fundraiser for next year’s
production and was first held in
There aretwo sessions, one
from 6pm until 7.30pm, aimed
at junior halloweenfans,and
another for adults that runs
from 8pm until 10pm.
Those brave enough to come
along will follow apath through
the Plains Museum andwill
encounter scares and creepy
occurrences along the way.
will be on site to add to the
Junior entry is $5 andit’s $10
for adults. There is also acashonly
Right: Big Little Theatre
Company actors at arehearsal
for the upcoming Fright Night
Hunt on for Christmas families
Santa’s little helper, Carol Johns, is
callingfor people from all corners of the
district to enter in the AshburtonSanta
Parade on December 5.
The annual event,which draws
thousands of peopletodowntown
Ashburton, has anew route this year due
to ongoing revitalisationwork in the
‘‘This year dueto Baring Square
closure we will be going round the block
from Mona Square, down EastStreet on
to Havelock into CassStreet andback to
Mona Square,’’ Mrs Johns said.
It starts from MonaSquareat12.30pm.
Mrs Johns is also callingfor family
entries this year and theywill havea
chance to win $500 for thebestfamily
‘‘I have hadentries already from
families but would love lots more,’’ she
Peoplewanting to register candoso
via theAshburton Santa Parade
Facebook page, or email Mrs Johns at
Right: Action from last year’s parade.
Learn to be
Ashburton’s SeniorNet is marking
fraud awareness weekwithanopen
event on November24tohelp
SeniorNet chairman John Burns
said most people were aware of
scams but with newer andmore
rounds, it was timely foranupdate.
The openseminar would tell
peoplewhat to look outfor, not only
on the internet but also phone,
email, post and thosetrying to sell at
‘‘The seminar is opentoeveryone.
Bring your friends,relatives and
tell your friends in any
organisationsyou belong to, to come
The seminar will be in the main
hall at the Sinclair Centre and there
will be asound system andimages
the group can get its hands on.
Information will be presentedby
Westpacbank’s fraud experts.
The seminar starts at 1.30pm.
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Proceeds from the screening of thefilmI
am Woman in AshburtononNovember 19
will go to support operations at the Life
EducationTrust Mid &South Canterbury.
IamWoman is an Australian
biographical filmabout singer Helen
Reddy, who is best known for her1972 song
of the same name.
Tickets for the 6pmscreening at the
Regent Cinemaare available by calling 027
203 5991. There will alsobe raffles and spot
prizes on the night.
Checking out the new planter boxes in Ashburton Hospital grounds are (back from left) Ian Knight (Ashburton Menz
Shed) Ian Johnson (Ashburton Hospital) Mel Selwood, John Fahey (Elizabeth Street Day Centre clients) day centre
coordinator Sue Hopkins, (front from left), Marlene Crequer, Barbara Behrnes (Elizabeth Street Day Centre clients)
day centre staff member Jenny Sanders and Ashburton Menz Shed president Jim Armstrong.
9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18
Surplus timber from renovations
around AshburtonHospital has been
repurposed andmade into planter
boxes that will help beautifyan
outdoor area to be used by people
attending Elizabeth StreetDay
The treatedpine planking has
been crafted into raised planters by
members of Ashburton MenzShed
and will sit under alarge tree near
the day centre meetingrooms.
Theday centershifted from Park
Street to AshburtonHospital 18
months ago because thenew location
offered more space.
Elizabeth Street Day Centre gave
amongtheir peers and avaried
programme, said coordinatorSue
Members enjoyed day trips,
entertainers, speakers, activities and
She said aramphad beenbuilt
from the back door of the day centre
and intoafenced, green area in the
Alarge hand railwould be fitted
and thenmembers could enjoy the
outdoor space,which hadlargetrees
for shade, and now, smartnew
Patricia McLaren’s jams are among the popular homemade product she sells at the Saturday
morning market on West Street.
Patricia McLaren is back
selling herjams, chutneys,
preserves andother products
She has been aregularat
the marketfor the last few
years and enjoys the
camaraderieand the chance
to share her homemade
goodieswith the community.
Profits from market sales
all go to Ronald McDonald
House in Christchurch,a
cause closetoher heart.
As aoneoff, proceedsfrom
this Saturday’s market day
will be giventoanother
cause she is supportive of,
birthday, Patricia intended
taking things abit easierthis
season and was going to stop
selling at the market, but
becauseshe has so much
product and regular buyers,
has optedtocontinue for a
22 Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
Dave gets creative with sewing machine
Ashburton granddad Dave
Stewarthas got creative and
handy coming up with aunique
gift for his grandson.
He hasused aSinger sewing
machine bodyasthe main
component for ahandcrafted
mini traction engine andthe
from an old lawn mower. It has
acopperaxle, acoal bin, and
thehub caps feature penny and
half penny coins.
Thewhole thing has been
Theenginewill be presented
grandsonTobie on his seventh
birthday next month.
Tobie received an impressive
handmade pedalcar in the
shapeofavintage plane from
hisgranddadfour years ago.
Dave said he had spotteda
similar tractionengine at afair
in Geraldine andhad been
inspired to findcomponentsto
build his own.
He hasenjoyedthe project so
much that he waspartway
through asecond and
He boughtthe pedalpowered
1902 Singersewingmachine off
Trade Meand it was built into
an ageing cabinet with drawers.
Thecabinet has beensanded,
revarnished and brought back
Dave Stewart working on his second traction project in a
workshop at Ashburton Menz Shed, right, the traction engine he
has made for his grandson on top of the refurbished Singer cabinet.
Dave, aformer electrician, is
afoundingmember of the
AshburtonMenz Shed and
enjoyspottering about in a
workshop at thegroup’s
Fellow shedmember Dalvyn
Burrowes has lent ahand with
thewheels on Dave’s second
engine, which is still aworkin
Free bowel screen
Mid Canterbury people between
the ages of 60 and 74 willbegin
It is part of the national bowel
screeningprogramme and in
Canterbury some 90,000people
will be eligible to takepart in the
the 6074 age group with a
birthdayonaneven date (2, 4, 6
etc ofthe month)will receivea
test kit on or neartheirbirthday.
People with odddate birthdays
will receive theirtest kit during
the second yearofthe
Thetest kit itself is about the
size of alargeUSB stick,iseasy to
It is designed to pick up tiny
traces of bloodinyour faeces
(poo)and to catchcancersbefore
they becomeadvanced and more
difficult to treat.
Dr AndrewBrant, acting
CanterburyDHB chief, said
investigations prompted by
treatmentofaround 1000 precancerous
growths and 100 or so
cancers in the firstyear.
Finding and removingthem at
an early stage will dramatically
increase people’s chance of a
to deliver the Ashburton Courier
and Realty every Thursday in the
Hampstead (Beach Road) area.
Phone Mary on
308 7664 or email
Speaker shares advice
on dealing with suicide
Suicide and prevention
specialist Dr Annette
last week to speak at aLives
Dr Beautrais is considered
aworld authority on suicide
and prevention and has spent
many yearsresearching best
practicedealing with suicide.
prevention coordinator Paul
‘Pup’ Chamberlain said as a
result of her considerable
experience, the programme
had adopted Dr Beautrais’s
material as asound,effective
approach to post and
More than 120fire,
ambulance, police staff and
partners gathered at the
workshop, held at the
Centre, to listentoanevening
of facts and best practiceon
how to look after the public
they serve, he said.
specialises in prevention and
is available for grouptalks
and specific training for
workplaces andother groups.
‘‘Large or small, this
training canbeplanned to fit
topics and time restrictions
involved. Topics covered
include wellbeing, how to
have conversations with
people you are concerned
about, mental firstaid on
keeping well, usefultools,
resilience, online risk, where
to get help, selfcareplans
and more,’’ he said.
Emergency crews at the
that in their roles they were
dealing with situations many
of the public were protected
from and, as aresult, they
Suicide and prevention specialist Dr Annette Beautrais at last
after their own health and
Mr Chamberlain said the
post workshop evaluation
appreciation of the
DrBeautrais’s ability to
answer the audiencesmany
Lives Worth Living (Safer
MidCanterbury) has been
operatingfor twelve months
as aresult of generous
fundingfrom many groups,
Advance Ashburtonand the
Connie Quigley who
specialises in navigation of
services, and Postvention
as OCEANS whichdeals with
grief andloss and WAVES
which is an eight week
Suicide. Theservices are
Connieisat027 4500742 or
6501 or emailpaul.
Anyone in need of help can
contact their GP, or phone or
text 1737. In an emergency
contact the Ashburton
Community Psychiatric team
on 0800 222 955or111 for
Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
Invitation to get creative
Anyone needing inspiration and
wanting to get morecreative is
invited to come along tothe
Ashburton ArtGallery this
The GetCreative session will
from members of the Hakatere
Ceramics andPottery Groupand
members of the Ashburton
Society of Arts.
Families are welcome at the
free session being run by
TimeBank Learning Exchange
and Ashburton ArtGallery.
Register at the eventbrite.co.nz
website because places are
TheWarratahs with Special Guest Jackie Bristow
Candles were lit at the start of the Ashburton Diwali event.
Music,danceand food were
all part of alocal event
celebrating the Hindu
festival of Diwali on
ADiwali, or Festival of
Light,celebration has been
held here annually fora
number of yearsand around
200 people attended the
Tinwald Memorial Hall
The event is run by the
Trust and Hakatere Multi
Cultural Council andstarted
with theopportunity to
Trust member Bikash
Sukul welcomed everyone,
including invited guests
and district councillor Leen
The significance of Diwali
was explained, beforethe
symbolic lighting of candles.
The word Diwali comes
from the sanskrit word
‘deepavali’, which means
number of dancers and
The Festival of Light is the
most important celebration
on the Hindu calendar and
celebrates the triumph of
AEDs can be life savers
Bystanders can be the
difference between life or
death when someone goes
into cardiac arrest andit’s
important immediate action
Restart aHeart Day,
organised by St John
nationwide recently,was to
especially as theycan
of age or medical history.
Dr Tony Smith said the
Out of Hospital Cardiac
Arrest Report showed at 76
bystanders perform CPR,but
only use an automated
four per cent of the time.
awareness of the importance
of getting CPR started, the
use of AEDsand accessto
needs to increase.’’
St John wants everyone to
havethe confidence to
perform the threesteps that
can savealife;call 111 for an
ambulance, startCPR and
use an AED.Itcan help
double the chance of
In Mid Canterbury there
are at least 87 AED unitswith
with24hour accessand 10 in
the surrounding areas.
They are at ANZCO on
Seafield Road, Ashburton
BridgeClub on AlfordForest
on Golf LinksRoad, at
Ashburton Trust Tennis
CentreonOak Grove, St John
office on TancredStreet and
Forest School, Hinds Squash
Club, Ruapuna Hall,Ealing
MethvenGolf Club and
“Using an AEDiseasy,and
we want people to be
comfortable to takeaction,’’
Dr Smith said.
‘‘TheAED will tell you
what to do so youdon’tneed
anytraining to makea
difference. If youcan use a
cell phone, youcan use an
The simple actofusing an
AEDwhen needed increases
survival rates by over35per
starts with bystanders. Their
actions can allow skilled
ambulance officers and
hospitalclinicians to give
chance of survival.”
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Wastebusters owner Brent McLaren with Mid Canterbury Rugby chief executive Ian Patterson.
Green waste to help junior sport
gardeners to bring green waste to its
Ashburton facility andhelp the
district’s juniorsports at the same
Forevery $8 spent discarding
green waste, Wastebusters is giving
customers atoken to put towards the
sport of their choice. When the token
box is full, the sport receives $500.
Wastebusters owners Brent
McLaren said rugby’s box wasfull
just beforelockdown and wasfilling
Mr McLaren handed over a
cheque for $500 to Mid Canterbury
Rugby Union boss IanPatterson,
with the money to be used
specifically for junior development.
Netball would receivethe same
amount next month and hockey$500
in December, he said.
Mr McLaren said he was keen to
see the green waste flow in to
Wastebusters, so thathecould then
continue to support local junior
There are 14 token boxes near the
weigh station each supporting sports
like football, cycling,rowing,
cricket, tennis, softball, swimming,
double up sports with less
Mr McLaren saidseveral
commercial operators regularly
bought green waste to Wastebusters
and plenty of households had done
so after lockdown.
He said it was great to be helping
junior sport, especially when some
fundraising sources had dried up.
He was keen to see more businesses
jump on board with him, like Best
MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS
McGee Summer Series No 1training ride:
1st Kyle Gray 23m 14s. F/T, 2nd Michael Gallagher 23m 14s. 2f/t,
3rd Mark Summerfield 23m 15s 3f/t, 4th Jelle Henriksen 23m 15s 4f/t,
5th Michelle Knight 25m 16s, 6th Don Morrison 28m 39s, 7th Anthony
White 27m56s, 8th Paul Summerfield 28m 31s, 9th Rachel Reid 28m
36s, 10th Brent Hudson 32m 37s, 11th Matt Marshall 25m 38s, 12th
Tony Ward 23m 49s, 13th Nick Grijns 25m 42s, 14th Brad Hudson 23m
55s, 15th Andy Skinner 30m 00s, 16th Debbie Skinner 30m 01s, 17th
Emma Hudson 27m 15s, 18th James Reid 34m 36s, 19th Chris Reid
34m 37s, 20th Nigel Chatterton 31m 34s.
ASHBURTON GOLF CLUB
Midlands Seed Friday teams results October 23
Top Team: Hunter &Collectors 92 -Lou Soal, Larry Watson, Denis
Stoddart, Brian Nuttall
Men: One Man Handicap 91, Hole in Nunes 90, Keith's Kids 89
Women: Lynn's Lassies 87
Mixed: Morning Wood 90, Ruralco 288
Top lady: Rhonda Gallagher 32
Top man: Denis Stoddart 35.5
Nearest the Pins:
Columbus Coffee –Andy Fallaver
Mac &Maggies –Denis Stoddart
Paul May Motor –Stewart Bennett
Gabites Ltd –Marilyn Walker
Twos: Warren McKenzie
Last week's play on Thursday was sponsored by Hotel Ashburton.
We played at Tinwald course because Ashburton Golf Club was closed
for maintenance work. The winner ofaHotel Ashburton voucher, with
the best nett score, was Colin Fleming (28).
On Saturday, Elaine King won the Harvey Bakehouse Stableford
match on countback from runners-upHughie Murchie and Sam Prince.
They all scored 18 points. Gavin Johnson came 4th with ascore of 17.
This week's sponsor on Thursday is Sega Golf -putting and next
week on November 5we'll play astroke round sponsored by Flowers
@the Gate by Tone'e. Saturday afternoon Stablefords are sponsored
by Harvey Bakehouse.
WAIREKA CROQUET CLUB
Waireka Croquet Club was well represented at SI Masters in
Golf Croquet Singles: Bev Blair Gold, Eva Kircher Silver, Colin
Lamb Silver, Bill Allnutt Bronze, David Galvin Bronze
Golf Croquet Doubles: Bill Allnutt and Pat Alston Gold, Brian
Goodwin and Joy Hayes Gold, Sue Lamb and Eva Kircher Bronze, Bev
LePoidevin and Pauline Scott Bronze
Association Croquet medal winners:
Association Singles: RaylenePhillips Gold,Gail BensemanBronze
Association Doubles: Raylene Phillips and Jill Wilce Gold, Gail
Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
Junior tennis -Round 2
Saturday 31 October 2020
All games to start at 9am sharp
Junior AGrade –Duty Team Allenton Moas
Hampstead Yellow vDorie Aat Hampstead;
Allenton Kiwis v Southern Shakers at Allenton;
AllentonMoas vSouthern Stars at ATTC;Methven
Silver vMethven Gold at Methven Domain; Dorie
Southern Stormers v Allenton Fantails at
Hinds; Methven White v Allenton Kokakos at
ATTC; Allenton Wekas vMethven Black at ATTC.
Southern Skyrockets vAllenton Keas at ATTC;
Southern Strikers v Methven Red at Mayfield;
Allenton Rurus vMethven Blue at ATTC.
Please phone any defaults through to 308
3020 as soon as possible.
International squash pro Daniel Sharplin and his wife Caroline and children Millie and Jacob
are looking forward to spending summer in New Zealand.
Hoops l 6am to 10am
Covid19 has forced internationalsquash
pro Daniel Sharplin to rethinkhis shorttermoptions.
The formerHindslad is returning to New
Zealand from the UnitedStates, along with
his British wife, Caroline, and children
Jacob, 15 and Millie,13, to take time out over
summer away fromthe globalpandemic.
They arrive in NewZealand on November
12 and will quarantine until November 26.
The familywill be based in Christchurch
andhavealreadylined up activities of
interest for the teens in thecity.
‘‘The kids have not been at their school
since March (currently 100per cent online),
andthe school courts Iwork out of arestill
The childrenwereonthe computer each
day from 7.30am to 2.15pm, he said.
‘‘We were in lockdownfrom MarchJuly,
so Iwas unabletowork, at all, overthat
period.Although we are only 40 minutes
north of Boston, the rules vary from statetostate
and the covid rates in NewHampshire
are nowhere near as bad as they are in
declined and with many businesses closed,
or working at areduced capacity, it is all
verysad and depressing,’’ Danielsaid.
‘‘I am fortunatetobe working outofthree
local clubs right now, butitis definitely
snowywintershere. Fluseason is coming
and covid numbers are rising steadily each
week, with an expected second surge
Commonwealth Games representative, has
beenliving in thestates for the past 19 years.
The familynow liveinAtkinson, New
He opened the SquashfitAcademyin2016,
coaching junior players from beginner
through to some of the elite players in the
country but also coachesthe Boys Varsity
Team at Nobel andGreenough School.
In recent years he has been contracted by
the US Squashtobeheadcoach of the New
England junior squad, madeupofthe best
junior players in thefive states
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont,
NewHampshire and Maine.
‘‘The main focusofthe academy is to help
seriousplayers get recruited to play college
squash on teams at someofthe most
prestigiousuniversities in thecountry, such
as Harvard, Yale andPrinceton,’’ he said.
‘‘I am proudtosay we have helped many,
many playersrealise their dream of playing
Daniel has spent more time lately
coaching squash up to 30 hours aweek
rather thanplaying; his last competitive
tournament was theWorld Masters Champs
‘‘I made it to the last 16, butthen pinged
my gracilis muscle in my leg and my
tournamentwas over,’’ he said.
Buthedoes like to test himself in match
‘‘I am managing to hold them off, butitis
definitely getting harder,’’hesaid.
It will be hischildren’s first timetoNew
‘‘They arenow at an agewhere they are
very interested and excited so we are really
looking forward to it. We feel like it will be
agreat life experience for us all to enjoy as
afamily,’’ he said.
‘‘Millie is anationallevel artistic
swimmer who was asked to trial for the US
National U15 team. We have already found
acompetitive programme in Christchurch
for her and she is verymuch lookingforward
to competing in theNZNationals in mid
December in Hamilton.’’
‘‘Jacobmadethe NewHampshire State
U15 soccer team this year,but basketball is
his number one passion. ‘‘Heplays in year
round AAU Leagues and was recently
invited to attend acollege showcase event
that waslivestreamed to respectivecollege
coaches aroundthe country. He is also adiehard
BostonCeltics fan andwenormally go
to quite afew games, which is so much fun!
‘‘Taking in all of these factors and having
not hadaNew Zealand summersince 1990,
we thought it was agreat opportunity for us
to expose thekidstodifferent training
philosophies and competition, meet new
and old friends, and basicallyjust enjoy the
New Zealand way of lifefor awhile.’’
The Sharplins plan to be backinNew
Zealand over summer and will reassess
early next year.
‘‘I will be running some summercamps
and trying to getout to some clubs in a
coaching rolefor MidlandsSquash while I
am home. We will be keeping an eye on what
is happeningback in the US and will
reassess things in February,’’ he said.
They have chosen to base themselves in
Christchurch,asachance to have a‘‘totally
different lifestyle for awhile’’but are
already planning regular trips to visit
grandparents Dawn and NeilinAshburton.
‘‘Welive in the woods in New Hampshire
so Carolinethought it would be fun to live in
the city and have atotally different lifestyle
Daniel and Carolinemet in Luxembourg
in 1997 when he was the nationalcoach of
They got married in thecityinDecember
2000 and ayearlater moved to New York
beforeDaniel took ajob in Boston. Jacob
and Millie were born in the UnitedStates.
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26 Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
LIONS CLUB OF
President Roger Paterson presided over a
good attendance for our club’s annual quiz
Special guest was Sir Richard Hadlee,
who joined us for tea at our usual venue Hotel
Ashburton. The meeting stood for aminute’s
silence for the passing away of club member
Graeme Hathaway and President Roger
spoke of other club members’ welfare.
Bruce Ferriman reported on the upcoming
golf tournament. Lists circulated included; club
visits, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, playhouse
raffle and the use of the club’s food
trailer being hired on Saturday 7November by
Ash Shah gave his three-minute speech
and commented on how he could not believe
to be dining with one of his icons Sir Richard
Hadlee. Coming from India, he took great
interest in his two other iconic Kiwis Sir
Edmund Hilary and Rachel Hunter!
The quiz, organised by Colin Morgan
proved very successful with club members
and Sir Richard Hadlee really enjoying the
relaxed atmosphere and fun component.
The Big Smoke Rural Folk sub-committee
met for apreliminary meeting regarding next
year’s event. The Social Committee are
organising asocial gathering at the Hot Rod
Club on November 1.
The big ticket on the agenda for this month
was the club’s annual golf tournament. Sir
Richard Hadlee’s address was tremendous in
terms of content and amusing anecdotes
surrounding the game of cricket and players
especially at international level.
Two signed cricket bats were auctioned at
the breakfast and made avery good profit.
Following the breakfast Sir Richard was taken
to the Ashburton Aviation Museum and
received a personalised tour by museum
stalwart Warren Janett and Owen Moore
before Sir Richard played in the golf tournament
The golf tournament consisted ofapproximately
130 players and got under way at
11am with the rain ‘holding off’. Organisers
John Richards, George Brown, and Bruce
Ferriman, along with agood backup committee,
were delighted withthe way the day went.
The beneficiaries, the Chris Ruth Trust,
the Mountain Bike Park, and the Ashburton
Lions Club Charitable Trust would each
benefit approximately $5000.
Players came from all over Canterbury to
participate in the tournament which was won
by Emily Wilson on45Stableford points, with
Murray Wackrow and Sam Luscombe second
equal on 39 points.
Richard Hadlee teamed up with John
Richards, tournament sponsors Darryl Philips
from Darryl Philips Motors and Peter Lund of
Midland Seeds. There is ashort video about
the golf tournament available on the Ashburton
Dave Strong welcomed guest demonstrator
Adriaan Slooten from the Timaru
Woodworkers Club along with the 20 club
Show and Tell
Geoff Brown: mulberry bowl.
Dave Strong: aDspade handle.
RogerScammell: two jewellery boxes, one
with inlaid sections.
Kevin Challis: bowl, ash table.
Chris Thompson: two examplesofaLionel
Jeffcote items to be re-furbished.
Adriaan Slooten: several examples of a
wavy vase, egg cups.
Wim Melchers: a completed laburnum
bowl with mushrooms.
Adriaan Slooten then demonstrated how
he creates egg cups, vaseswith awavy line at
some point inablock of wood. He cut acurve
in a block of wood then a thin section of
contrasting wood on the band saw.
Placing a moist paper towel this thin
section was placed in the micro wave for
approximately 20 seconds sothat it’s more
flexible then glued between these two blocks
and clamped tight, overnight.
For the purpose of the demo he had
another on hand which he proceeded to place
one end in achuck and turn as normal.
Using a gouge with a steep bevel he
hollowed one end with the aid of a small
cardboard template until the correct shape
was created. Having the measurements of a
previous egg cup he transferred those onto
this example and proceeded tochisel away
the unnecessary wood.
To get the desired diameter calipers were
used, as shown in the photo below. Asimple
method to create interest and wonder. Wonder,
how wood you do that to achieve a
container like that? Thanks Adriaan, asimple
solution for an effective look.
Another busy week at the club, and for its
members as they played tournaments on other
greens. We have double highlights this week
for the men the O’Connor brothers playing so
well for Cory to win the colts singles, and Jock
to be runner upinthe junior. Very well done
The ladies also did well with winningofthe
sevens and the junior fours. The highlight for
the ladies would be Melva Middleton’s team of
Linda Osborne, Marg Tonks and Donalda
Watson winning the Murton Cup at Rakaia
only two team had three wins. Fantastic effort
Our Friday triples was played on a
beautiful sunny afternoon and the green ran
beautifully; half of the teams drew the allweather
green and the rest the grass, agreat
afternoon ofbowls was had by all.
Winners were JSmart, JRyk, AMcKenzie
3wins 19 ends, 2nd GDowie, BHoldom, M.
Foggo 3 wins 39 points, 3rd D Kinvig, D
Prendergast ,PQuinn 3wins 30 points, 4th G
Eder, M Eder, W Lee, 5th M Anderson, J
Kewish, G. Crack.
We are delighted to see the Ashburton
club enjoying our greens and thank you for
your support. The school pupil have returned
twice and the improvement in their play was
amazing thankstothe men for giving their time
Progressive pairs again was well supported.
Leads winner was Steve Bradshaw 3wins
16 ends, 2nd Des Schmack 3wins 15 ends.
That was close!
Skips John Bruce 3 wins, 2nd Doug
Keep those championship games going.
The date line appears to be working.
The Cartwright club drawn triples has
been rescheduled to Thursday October 29,
12.30 start, names to go on the board please.
The women’s fives start this Wednesday,
teams have been notified. Good bowls to you
all and enjoy this competition.
Men’s interclub starts Saturday October
31, as does the under 5s triples and women’s
2x4 pennants these are all 9am start.
So great bowling to you all.
Avery busy week has passed, finishing
yesterday at Hinds.
The Ashburton Ladies Championship
fours was won this week by DGutberlet, D
King, WSuttie, SMaw with two lives and the
runners up were played for over 11 ends on
Tuesday. The runners up for the Championship
Triples (winners reported last week) will
be played for at alater date.
Friday Triples onOctober 23 was played
at Allenton in bright sunshine. Ashburton
teams just about swept the board, taking all
but 2nd place. 1st - J Smart, J Ryk, A
McKenzie, 3wins; 3rd –DKinvig, PQuinn, D
Prendergast, 3wins; 4th –GEder, MEder, W
Lee, 2 wins,1 draw; 5th – M Anderson, G
Crack, JKewish, 2wins. Well done everyone.
Also on Friday, Ashburton’s DGutberlet
and WSuttie, with DCallaghan (Methven),
were second in the Papanui Club ladies triples
On Saturday (a cracking day!) we had our
in-house Ingold Tray Club competition, on our
one available green, and overseen by our
President, Diane. The winners were JSmart’s
team with HGoodall, MWatson, OGray, 3
wins, 16 ends, 33 points. 2nd were AHill’s
team of JKewish, CCross, GCrack, 2wins,
16 ends, 33points and 3rd were RHerriott’s
team of ABlain, KMuir, JMills, 2wins, 11
ends, 28points. Well done everyone! And so
agood time was had by one and all!
On Labour Weekend Sunday in the Gill
Trophy FoursatHinds, three Ashburton teams
took part, plus one of our ladies was in a
composite side. My goodness did that nor’wester
blow! But struggling through to 3rd place
with 3wins were GEder’s team with JSmart,
H Goodall, W Lee. So more success for
Ashburton during the past week!
The thing is to keep it up! Good bowling
The Annual General Meeting of the
Ashburton District Neighbourhood Support Inc
was held recently. The President, Veronica
Rabbitt welcomed all the people present.
The minutes of the annual general meeting
held on Thursday 24 October, 2019 at 2pm
were read and confirmed as a true and
Chairperson’s Report: The report was
read out by Veronica Rabbitt. It was adifferent
year with Covid19. Christine Richard retired as
co-ordinator in August. The new co-ordinator
will be beginning in December.
The Reviewed Financial Accounts for 12
months ended 30 June 2020 were presented
by Rae Magson.
Appointment of Officers:
Kevin Clifford took the Chairand asked for
Veronica Rabbitt, Jill Newton, Noel Batty
and Roger Lake were nominated and reelected
to the board.
The following representatives were reelected:
Safer Ashburton District Representative -
Civil Defence Representative, still to be
There were no further nominations.
The Secretary/Treasurer is Rae Magson.
Kevin was thanked for chairing the Appointment
The guest speaker, Pup Chamberlain was
introduced.Hespoke on Lives Worth Living, a
suicide prevention initiative. 18-24 year olds
are the biggest group for taking their own lives.
He works in partnership with Connie Quigley
and this works well. He has a Police
background. Thecommunity is very generous,
at the present time trainers are being trained.
Representatives from social, health and
other community agencies and groups came
together in July to sign acharter and to launch
the Mid Canterbury Suicide Prevention/
Postvention Network. The charter commits
agencies to working together on promoting
wellbeing and resilience and ultimately on
reducing the incidence of suicide in thedistrict.
Veronica thanked Pup for his address and
thanked everyone for attending.
Awards, guest speaker
at vintage car club dinner
The AshburtonVintage Car Clubannual
saw covid putadampener on many of its
meet thattraditionallykicks offWheels
Membersgathered to feast andhear
fromguest speaker Greg Roadley,who
recounted his experience of competing
in and completing the6633 Arctic Ultra,
oneofthe coldest and longest
He alsohad the privilege of presenting
awards to three vintage car club
Ron Galletlyand Ian Johnsonboth
received long service awards.Ron’s
membershipspans an incredible 60
years and Ian hasbelongedtothe club
for 25 years.
The workdonebyRon Winchester on
his 1969 Rover3.5 Coupe earned himthe
Restoration of the Year Award.
Arctic adventurer Greg Roadley (left)
presents an award to Ron Galletly,
honouring 60 years service with the
Ashburton Vintage Car Club.
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QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8589
1. Scented (8)
6. Vessel (4)
9. Rhyme (8)
10. Thieve (5)
11. Leisure (6)
13. Seem (6)
15. Kind (6)
17. Purchased (6)
19. Sudden (5)
22. Rather (8)
23. Soggy (4)
24. Rhythm (4)
25. Inclination (8)
2. Perch (5)
4. Competent (4)
5. Fruit (8)
6. Fragment (5)
7. Tooth (7)
12. Note (8)
14. Intend (7)
16. Nonsense (7)
18. Wonderful (5)
20. Funny (5)
21. Daze (4)
CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8589
1. Got the boat tied up at one end, somehow (8). 6. Play
for the singer (4). 8. What’sinthe trunk, would you say?
(4). 9. Quickly change mine round? Not I(2,2,4). 10.
Hides fromthe relations on board(5). 11.Get back flushed,
Ihave toadd (6). 13. It’s through getting stuck in arut,
man! (6). 15. May be stingy, which does annoy one (6).
17. “End of drought” put in big headlines (6). 19. Are too
tight, but only avery little (5). 22. Oil, Oil! What asurprise!
(4,4). 23. The buffet is abig disappointment (4). 24
Utter fool to make by hand (4). 25. Lessen when you put
in an order (8).
2. Stand in the water (5). 3. Slow, also, to pay up (7). 4.
Catch the man up at leatherhead (4). 5. In such abattle,
cananyone chime in? (4-4). 6. The relations started to get
agitated afterwards (5). 7. Deduction as to what the van is
for (7). 12. He is coming in to attend finally (2,3,3). 14. A
petmenucompiled for hosts (7). 16. The belt wound round
him is aprotection (7). 18. Give out when atax is raised
(5). 20. Grumpy when you thwart? (5). 21. Pa took him
out to see the palace (4).
EASY No. 5240
6 2 8 3 7
4 5 1
6 1 4
1 8 2 6
2 9 8
9 2 7
3 7 2 1 6
Solution to previous Sudoku
Fill the grid
6 1 5 4 3 9 8 7 2
2 3 7 8 6 5 9 4 1
9 4 8 7 1 2 3 6 5
7 6 1 3 9 4 5 2 8
4 5 9 6 2 8 1 3 7
3 8 2 5 7 1 6 9 4
8 9 3 2 5 7 4 1 6
5 7 6 1 4 3 2 8 9
1 2 4 9 8 6 7 5 3
Solution to previous crossword
QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8588 -SOLUTIONS
Across -1,Cock. 7, Incorrect. 8, Alas. 9, Mend. 10, Ball.
11, Seep. 14, Understand. 16, Negligible. 19, Rock. 22,
Stir.24, Vine. 25, Mere. 26, Gibberish. 27, Stud.
Down -1,Class. 2, Chafe. 3, Intend. 4, Wonder.5,Drub.
6, Icelandic. 12, Eccentric. 13, Pull. 15, Tier.17, Govern.
18, Banish. 20, Overt. 21, Knead. 23, Ruby.
CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8588 -SOLUTIONS
Across -1,Ac-RE. 7,T-wo h-alves. 8, Iris (anag.). 9,
(La)Plan(d). 10, Taut (taught). 11,Uses (anag.). 14, The-
RE the-RE. 16, Spirit lamp. 19, Eats. 22, Left. 24, Pack.
25, T-r-I-o. 26, Look after.27, Den-Y.
Down -1,Adieu. 2, Rh-in-e. 3, Twelve. 4, Change. 5,
Plot. 6, Re-current. 12, Simple-ton. 13, Star. 15, Hope.
17, Tip-off. 18, Arc-her. 20, Agree. 21, Stony. 23, Take(ep).
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SATURDAY31st OCTOBER 2020, 8PM.
Pre sale tickets $25 on sale now
Tickets dated Saturday 22 August 2020 valid for this show.
Door sales $30. Doors open at 7pm.
Nowisthe time to dig in our topqualitymushroom
compost to your vegetable garden. Ideal to replenish nutrients
used by previous crops and improvethe soil structure.
It also adds beneficial micro-organisms to thetired soil.
$50 per cubic metreor$10 bag.
Freedelivery within town boundary.
Open 6daysaweek at our Tinwald yard,
208 Maronan Road. Phone 021 129 8936 or 03 308 3331
Phone or txt Ian 027 432 0438;
Alisdair 027 410 6882;
Owen 027 434 4797.
Malcolm McDowell Rd
ORNSBY Motorcycle Training.
CBTA licensing and
training (Ashburton). Ride
Forever courses in Ashburton
and Geraldine. Call
729) for more info or visit
WANTED TO BUY
FIREWOOD logs wanted. 25
-400 tonne, anything considered.
paid. Ph Rob 027 297 7563
METAL, heavy etc. Free
light-grade metal in-yard
dumping 9am-5pm weekdays
Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford
Forest Rd, (behind
PlaceMakers). Phone 03
308 8033 or 027 249 6625.
SCISSORLIFTS for hire.
4WD and slab lifts available
for daily or weekly hire.
Pickup or delivery. Phone
North End Engineering 308
8155 for abooking.
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
FISHING the Canals? Drop
Shot Sinkers; 2g, 4g, 6g,
8g, 10g. Packet of 8$4.99
each. Phone Grant 027 611
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.
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Large 4.2m x2.4m
Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.
Visit our displaycabin
418WestStreet or callfor a
0800 58 78 22
STORAGE available, Ashburton.
Self storage, variety
of sizes. Phone Rainbow
Storage 03 307 0401
STORAGE Unit available;
9m x3m, individually keyed
unit. Suitable boats, classic
cars, camper vans etc.
Security fenced and 24hr
camera monitoring. $50
weekly incl. GST. Contact
Jo on 021 180 8361
STORAGE:Secure self storage
units available, long or
short term. Ashburton Storage
Facilities. Contact us
on 0274 362 636 or www.
Christchurch from 20
December 2020. Beautiful
homes/pets. Phone Lisa
021 547 262. www.
WANTED TO RENT
URGENTLY Needed by 6
November; Flat or House to
rent. Preferably with a
garage. Phone 03 307
0236 leave to ring, or Cell
022 104 8229.
BARGAIN Buy. High quality,
showroom kitchen for sale.
Complete with top and sink.
Kitchen Express, 606 East
St, Phone 307 7131
17 Grey St,Ashburton
Phone 307 2707
Small LPG cylinders
Off Street Parking
Arthur Cates Ltd
26 McNally Street
Ph 308 5397
Riverside Industrial Estate
SELL: Television 42inch
Panasonic Plasma, nice
condition $250. ono. Caravan
electric power leads
and awnings. Builders
trestles. Phone 03 308
5193 or 027 204 9709.
Pluck’s Engineering Ltd are anestablished agricultural engineering business
in Rakaia, mid-Canterbury. We design, manufacture, install and service alarge
range of products,specializingindairyeffluent systems andfarmmachinery.
We are expanding our sales team and require an experienced sales specialist
to promote and sell our products. This is to be done both directly to regional
customers and nationally through our distributor network. Key aspects of the
• Visiting customersonfarmworksites
• Processing salesenquiries andsubmitting proposals
• Conducting productdemonstrationsand exhibiting at trade shows
• Supporting and developing our nationaldistributor network
• Engaging the market through advertising,websiteand social media
This is acritical frontline role within the sales team with the key purpose of
growing our sales. Ours is ahighly competitivetechnical market so it is essential
forthis role thatyou;
• have previous working experience in technical sales, preferably in the
• possess sound engineering understandingtoquicklylearnthe technicalities
of our products and their applications.
• are strongly sales/customer focused and driven toactively seek out and
pursue opportunitiesand securethe sale
• beanexcellentcommunicatorwith superbrelational skills to engage across
people types andbusiness levels.
• are creative inyour thinking when it comes toadvertising and promotions,
• becomputerliterateand skilled in usingMSExcel/Wordtoprepare costings
• have afull driver’s licence and are flexible to travel regularly with overnight
Forthe rightcandidate we offer stable employmentonacompetitivepackage,
and the opportunityfor ongoing training and personal development.
To apply for this position, please email your CV with covering letter to
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the General Manager on03-302 7031 for further
Applicants must have NZ residencyorvalid work visa
EA Network Centre Roles
Full-Time, Part-Time and Casual
To be aLifeguard youwill need to be 16 yearsold,hold or be willing to obtain a
Pool LifeguardPractising Certificate,beabletoswim200m in under sixminutes
andhold or be willing to obtainafirstaid certificate.
To join theRecreationAssistant team youwill needtobe16years old,creative and
motivating and able to ensure participants are safe atall times. The successful
candidates will receiveafull induction and training.
To find out moreabout this vacancy and what the Ashburton District
Council has to offer you-gotoour website.
Applications close Sunday,4November 2020.
Look out for
CM Trailer Parts–anALKOCompanyare seekingareliable,physically fit,team
playertojoinour busy distribution warehouseteam, basedinAshburton.
Thefocus of this role is picking andassembling/packing fordespatch, along
with generalwarehouse duties. Due to the natureofthis role youwill needto
be able to liftheavy objects and be on your feet all day.
Ashburton Courier, October 29, 2020
Ourideal candidate is:
• Ateam playerwho prefers avarietyofwork within afun andsupportive
• Able to maintainaccuracyinafast paceddistribution warehouse.
• Aproactivethinker whohas good numerical skills with excellentattention
• Willing to get their hands dirty andisphysically fit and consents to apreemployment
medical check. Must be able to pass adrugscreentodayand
• Someonewho performswellunderpressureand is anatural at multitasking
• Anexcellentcommunicatorwho can followinstructions.
• Must be able to passaCriminal Convictionscheck
Previous experienceasastore person/warehouse assistantwould be an
advantage butnot essential. This is apermanent, full timerole,
Applicants forthis positionshouldhave NZ residency or avalidNZworkvisa.
Email applications to our Customer ServiceManager, Alex@cm.net.nz
First XV Boys’(UC ChampionshipTeam)
Expressions of Interest Sought
Ashburton College, in association with the Mid
Canterbury Rugby Union, is seeking to further
enhance the sport ofRugby inthe College and
invites expressions of interest in key voluntary
roles in the Ashburton College Rugby Programme.
The persons appointed are required to maintain
positive relationships and links with the College
College Policies and Procedures. The coaches once
appointedwill have the ability to appointtheirown
The successful applicants will beresponsible for
leading the preparation and coaching,onand off the
field,ofthe 1st XV to astandardofexcellencethatis
required of teams participating in this prestigious
competition, while embracing the Values of the
College and the MCRU.
Key attributes sought in the appointees include:
• Strong technical knowledge of the modern
game, combined with sound coaching and
• Experience in coaching sport at teenage
representativelevel or higher.
• Special interest in College sport, balancing the
objectives ofsuccess in the short-term, with the
development ofindividual athletes in ateam
• Anabilitytoworkwith and challenge agroup of
aspiring rugby players.
Applications close noon,
Expressions of interest or enquiries about
commitments canbemadevia email to Ross
Pleaseprovide abrief rugbyCVand referees.
WANT TO EARN
Reliable distributors wanted
for part time work
delivering catalogues and
mailers into household
letterboxes, in the Ashburton
You'll be delivering for
Reach Media - an established
National Distribution Company
or Call/txt 027 4147271
Talk to Jann or
ways youcan reach
or advertising with
199 Burnett St,Ashburton
ROOF COATINGS: All roof
types, specializing in
Decramastic and Long Run
Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep
roofs not a problem. —
Oldies Hockey raffle result.
1st; Alan Smith, 2nd; Lyn
King, 3rd; 027 311 1227.
Winners have been notified.
Thank you for your
ARE you looking for a
flatmate, somewhere to
rent or a boarder? What
better place to advertise
than The Courier.
November at 7:30pm
Mt Somers Tavern
Ph.027 366 6055
2020 at 7pm.
In the Davison Room
MAYFIELD Scout Group,
Notice of AGM: The Annual
General Meeting of Mayfield
Scout Group is to be
held on Wednesday 18
November 2020, at 7.30pm
at the Mayfield Scout Den.
All Welcome, Alison
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2020
BASKETBALL MID CANTERBURYSTADIUM 7.30PM
BUSINESS: •Adoption of Annual Report
•Adoption of Financial Report
•Election of Officers •General Business
Expression of Interest formsfor 2021 Coaching
Positions available from undersigned
P. Paterson, Secretary021 745 749
Mid Canterbury Independent Irrigators Inc.
Wednesday 4th November 2020, 7.00pm
Federated Farmers Boardroom (upstairs)
163 West Street, Ashburton.
Speaker -Roger Sutton.
EA Networks Chief Executive.
Topics will include long term energy and line
charges and how these will affect you.
Any farmer/irrigation user or new members welcome
Inquiries please call
Peter Lowe 027 223 3784
Brent Schmack 027 440 1388
Farmer Looking forCompanionship!
Semi-retired farmer, 65, fit and active, with fair
hair and hazel eyes. Heloves the country lifestyle,
bush walks, camping, fishing, sports and agood
He is looking foragenuine lady to sharehis life with.
To meet,please call 0800 446 332
Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses
NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor
Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D
ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested
Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings
CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place
Phone Christine 027 245 2563
URGENT CARE CLINIC
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
If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any
GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.
All non-residents and visa holders please bring your
New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.
TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...
Saturday31st October is
Tinwald Medical Centre,33Archibald Street.
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.
Sunday1st November is
Eastfield Health, 135 Tancred Street.
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.
Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the
weekend and public holidays please telephone
MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105
or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.
Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be
on the answer phone.
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
CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755
03 308 9516
Feminine Health &Wellness Coach
• Skin and Body Care
• Self Hypnosis
• Weight Management
Phoneortext 027 282 1585
2021 Health Studies Bursary
Altrusa International of Ashburton Inc.
invites applications for this bursary
For full criteria and an
application form, please email
Applications close 25 November 2020
Standing Grass or Lucerne
The AshburtonCivicMusic Council
Sunday 1 st November
Long Lawn (West Street) 2pm
Collection forparticipating bands will be taken.
Featuring the AshburtonSilverBand,MSA Orchestra,
AshburtonDistrictPipe Band and the Ashburton
Electronic Organ &KeyboardClub.
Bring along your chair,hat and sunblock
and enjoyanafternoonoflocal music.
Get yourself ready for the
Summer Festive Season with our
6week Weight Loss Challenge
1st Prize - 2Transformation Hypnosis sessions
with The Elite Superpower with nutrition
coaching valued at$800
2nd Prize - 3months FREE membership at
Figure Fitness Ashburton valued $180
3rd Prize - 6weeks FREE nutrition coaching and
abag of Protein powder valued at $150.
Are you up for the Challenge??
For more information
contact Debbie on
027 291 8070
accepting wild cats.
Food donations appreciated.
Kindly sponsored by
•Dispensing of PrescriptionMedicines
•Monday–Thursday8.30 am –6.00 pm
Phone307 9244. Fax307 9243
Enquiries to email@example.com
Eastfield Health Building,135 TancredStreet
Being in business
and not advertising
is likewaving in the
know you’re therebut
no-one else does!
Don’t be leftinthe dark,
has the key to your event,
Phone Jann or Karen on (03) 308 7664
Wednesday 4th November, 10am -6pm
We’re the small school only afew minutes out
of Ashburton with the BIG country heart.
Great family atmosphere
Low student/teacher ratios
Stimulating learning activities
Heated swimming pool
Heated swimming pool
Modern resources and facilities
Come along and visit our school.
*School Information packs will be
We can help with:
•Counselling and bereavement
•Massage,reiki and reflexology
Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387
email firstname.lastname@example.org www.hospicemc.nz
10.30 23 Walks
12.20 Baby, Done
TheBroken Hearts Gallery
An Honest Thief
An Honest Thief
10.40 23 Walks
12.30 Baby, Done
TheBroken Hearts Gallery
An Honest Thief
An Honest Thief
Sat31st &Sun 1st
10.00 100% Wolf
10.00 PawPatrolJet to the Rescue
11.10 Cats &Dogs Paws Unite
11.45 TheWar With Grandpa
12.45 Four Kids and It
2.40 Hope Gap
3.05 TheCraft Legacy
4.25 An Honest Thief
6.30 Baby, Done
8.15 An Honest Thief
8.20 TheCraft Legacy
11.00 Baby, Done
11.00 Hope Gap
12.40 23 Walks
12.50 An Honest Thief
2.35 TheBroken Hearts Gallery
4.10 100% Wolf
4.30 TheCraft Legacy
6.15 Baby, Done
8.00 An Honest Thief
8.15 TheCraft Legacy
Baby, Done,The Craft Legacy,
An Honest Thief
Mr Kool icecreams is
back in town, available
and social events.
Will also be carrying out
out forthe bells!
Please text me on
0210 467 467.
Allpaint $10 perlitre.
demolition materials etc.
9am -4pm Saturday31October
South Street –nexttoCountdown
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QUALITY USED VEHICLES
WARRANTIESAA APPRAISEDFINANCEBIGGEST YARDBEST SELECTIONTRADE-INS
2007 TOYOTA BLADEG
ABS, air con, body
kit, rear spoiler,2400 cc,70,500 kms
2014 TOYOTA RACTIS X
1500 cc,ABS, climate control, cam chain,
2013 MAZDADEMIO 13-SKYACTIVE
1300cc, alloys,ABS, air con, hatchback,
2012 TOYOTA VITZ F
1300 cc,air con, ABS, climate
control, 19,000 kms
2013 SUZUKI SWIFTXG
1200cc, ABS, air con, CD changer,
rear spoiler,34,000 kms
2006 HONDA INSPIREAVANZARE, 3000 cc,4door,abs,air
con, cruise control, climate control57,500 kms $9,995
2015 SUBARUIMPREZAG4, 1600 cc,auto, ABS, air con, 27,000
kms ............................................................................................. $13,995
2011 SUBARULEGACY –2500 cc,ABS, 4X4, AA Apraised
2011 HYUNDAI i30, 1600 cc,auto, hatch, high kms...................SOLD
2013 SUZUKI SWIFT XG, ABS, air con, climate control, hatchback,
34,000 kms................................................................................ $11,995
2010 MAZDACX-7, 2300 cc,ABS, air con, cruise control, body kit,
59,000 kms............................................................................... $17,995
2006 NISSAN CUBE15M, 5door,petrol,air con, ABS, CD
changer,42,300 kms, 1500cc...................................................SOLD
2014 NISSAN LATIOB,auto, idling stop,twin air bags,ABS, 4
door,petrol,air con, 31,100kms........................................... $9,995
2006 NISSAN BLUEBIRD SYLPHY20S, 2000cc, ABS, air con,
climate control, 11,800kms.................................................... $9,995
2014 TOYOTA AQUA,1500 cc,auto, hybrid,ABS,
79,000 kms................................................................................ $12,995
2014 TOYOTA RACTIS,1500 cc,alloys,cruise control, ABS, 33,000
kms ............................................................................................. $11,995
2007 TOYOTA BLADE G, 5door,ABS, air con, body kit, rear
spoiler, push button start, 70,500 kms, 2400cc.................SOLD
2009 TOYOTA ESTIMAHYBRIDX4WD, 5door,8seater, ABS, air
con, auto, rear spoiler,cruise control, 133,450 kms, 2400cc,
2013 TOYOTA PRIUS L, 5door,ABS, air con, petrol,parking
sensors,rear spoiler,auto, 71,810 kms, 1800cc........... $16,995
1999 TOYOTA RAV4,3door,petrol,ABS, air con, rear spoiler,
2008 TOYOTA WISHXLIMITED, 5door,petrol,ABS, air con, auto,
climate control, 72,500 kms, 1800cc.................................. $9,995
2012 TOYOTA VITZF,1300cc, hatchback,air con, ABS, climate
2014 TOYOTA RACTIS X,1500 cc,ABS, air con, cam chain, push
2008 TOYOTA BLADE, 2400cc, 6air bags,ABS, auto,
118,000 kms................................................................................ $7,995
2015 NISSAN NOTE 2011 MAZDADEMIO
2011 NISSAN SERENA 2013 TOYOTA SPADE
2013 SUZUKI SWIFT
Ph: 308 1396
Selling nice cars to nice people!
-about our range of rental vehicles
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A/H Keith Drummond
0274 367 646
Family,Sports, School or Social Trips
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Cars and 3trucksforsmall or bigloads alsoavailable.