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Ashburton Intermediate Schoolhas anew group of leaders for 2021and up for the challengeare (from left) Chloe Graham, Molly Harrison, head girl Savena Fagalima,

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New leaders ready for 2021

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Ashburton IntermediateSchool is

starting the yearwith anew crop of

young leaders, including aheadboy

and headgirl for the first time.

Year 8s Nate Woods, 12 (ex

Borough)and SavenaFagalima, 12

(ex Allenton) werechosen for thenew

roles after atough selectionprocess

last year.

The leadership positions came as a

surprise,after not hearing their

names read outfor thefour

leadershiproles they thought were

on offer.

The other school leaders areall

former Allentonstudents: Chloe

Graham,12, Aryan Saluja,11, Molly

Harrison, 12 and JJ Tupa, 12.

The school also has eight house

captains.

Teacher Matt Jones said the

intermediate had 420students on its

roll and wanted to spread

responsibility andcreate more young

leaders, who would take that

experience on in life.

The school,which has sevenYear 7

and sevenYear8classes, also wanted

more students to aspiretoleadership

roles.

The school hasstarted term one

fully staffed (with no change of

teachers)and lookingforward to a

more normal school year.

The school leadersare also looking

forward to their newresponsibilities,

which include runningassemblies,

welcoming visitors, and showing

guestsand new students aroundthe

Me,According to the HistoryofArt

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Afast-paced romp through the historyofwesternpainting with

one of New Zealand’s best-known painters

Throughout his long career,New Zealand painterDick Frizzell has

oftengone wayout on alimb to see whereitwould take him. Now,

he takes on the historyofart,starting rightback at cave arttodiscover

the key threads of Westernart thatsit in his DNA as apainterinthe

twenty-first century.

Theapproach is essential Frizzell: bring everyone along forthe ride.

It’s afun romp,but despitethe humour,itsits on abedrock of serious

scholarship and reverencefor the painters of the past.And there’sone

thing thatmakes this book differentfromany other:all the reproductions

of significantpaintings,fromRubens and TintorettotoCezanne and

Lichtenstein, arebyFrizzell himself,heroically paintedoveratwelve-month

period.

Me,According to the HistoryofArt is the arthistoryeducation you’ve been

missing.Painting tips included.

Ashburton Intermediate School leaders for 2021 include (from left) Chloe

Graham, Molly Harrison, head girl Savena Fagalima, Aryan Saluja and head

boy Nate Woods.

school.

Savena said it was agreat way to get

to know newarrivals.

Nate said he was not nervous about

speaking to full school assemblies

andlooking forwardtothe

leadership challenges.

All theleaders saidthey had

enjoyed making new friends when

they startedintermediate last year

andhad made the most of the

opportunities on offer, sporting,

cultural and academic.

Applyingfor the roles at the end of

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submit CVs andwere then

interviewed by three teachers,

including principal BrentGray.

Molly said they were asked about

things they would changeatthe

school, but shethought it was great as

it was.

Chloe said students would

appreciate being able to gohome in

their physicaleducation uniforms

after sport or exercise in last period

andAryan said thebell needed to be

louder, especially so those playing

some distance from the main campus

buildingscould hearit.

Ratepayers rally at Methven

Methven residents havecalleda

public meetingfor Methven

ratepayers over aproposed 14 per

centrates increase for the town.

Themeeting, as advised on social

media, will be at the Methven

communityhall supper roomon

February 24, starting at 7pm.

AshburtonmayorNeilBrown said

he would be attending, alongwith

deputy mayor Liz McMillanof

Methven,and othercouncillors.

Methvenratepayers would also

haveachance to giveformal

feedback to the Ashburton District

Councilwhencouncil’s long­term

plan and proposedrate riseswere

put out for consultation next month.

Council was also organising

communitymeetings.

He saidcouncil last year grouped

wastewater systems for Ashburton,

Methven and Rakaia,following

consultation on its revenueand

finance policy. That means

wastewater costs are the same forall

thoseurbanratepayers.Councildid

the samefor drinkingwatersystems

for the three towns several years ago.

Mr Brown said the idea was that all

urban ratepayers paidabout the

samefor services. Drinking water

this year is aflat rate of $430.70and

wastewater is $449.10.

He said it was‘‘swingsand

roundabouts’’. Methvenratepayers

would not have toshoulderalonethe

$4.5 million cost of anew water

treatment plant in the nexttwo years

and expansionor improvements to

Methven’swastewatersystems inthe

future would also be sharedamong

the wider group.

There was also considerablework

planned for the MtHuttMemorial

Hall, which Methvenratepayers

fund.AMethven residential property

with acapital valuationof$293,000 is

proposedtopay rates of $2353.30 in

2021­22, an increase of $306.94.The

wastewater rate jumps from $273.50

to $449.10, accounting for morethan

half the increase.

Rates for an Ashburtonresidential

property with avaluationof$350,000

are proposed to riseby$103.70 to

$2333.85 andinRakaia by $135.39 to

$2210.55.

Mr Brownsaid councillors had

worked hard to keep overall rates

down to 6.28 per centand could justify

their decisions. Ratepayers in other

parts of the country faced bigger rises.

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Vintage dress­up to mark 100

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Members of Mid Canterbury Federation of

Women’s Institute are planning to bust out

their vintageclothingtocelebrate

Founders Day andthe 100th anniversary

of the organisation.

They are hoping to have adisplay in the

AshburtonMuseum and are planning a

churchserviceonFebruary 22 in the

historic church atthe Plains Museum in

Tinwald.

It willbetaken by ReverendAnnette

Eggleston.

It is the day after theofficially

recognised date of Founders Day.

It willbefollowed by the planting of a

Kowhai tree in the grounds and then a

picnicinthe Tinwald Domain.

The Women’s Institute (WI) was started

by Anna Spencer(known as Bessie) who

brought the concepttoNew Zealand.

Ms Spencer launched thefirst WI at

Rissington, Hawke’sBay in 1921 after

being introduced to the Women’s Institute

of EnglandonavisittoLondon.

She was so captivated by the concept of

the WI shewas sure the organisation

would be beneficial to country­womenin

New Zealand.

By 1925 there were six WIs in the

Hawke’s Bay area, andfromthere it has

grownmwithmore than 4000 members

nationwide.

Mid Canterbury FederationofWI

presidentMavis Wilkins saidaspartofthe

100­year celebrations members were

being encouraged to dress in their finest

pre­1940s clothing for the annual general

meeting on February26.

Ahundred yearsago women attending

national conference in Wellington always

wore their furs complete with gloves, hats

Mid Canterbury Federation of WI president Mavis Wilkins tries on her finest pre­1940s

attire in preparation for celebrations of the organisation’s 100th anniversary.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

and pearl necklaces, she said.

The dress up was afun tribute to those

times.

Mrs Wilkins said members wouldbe

digging into hiddenrecesses at hometo

find suitable garments for wearasa

tribute to theanniversary or maybe

looking at costumehire.

Nationallymembers of the New

Zealand Federations willunveil astatue

of founder AnnaElizabeth Jerome

Spencer in Napier this weekend.

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TINWALD LIGHTS

Physicalworksontrafficlights at

Tinwald are notlikely until 2022. A

NZ Transport Agencyreporttothe

Ashburton district roadsafety

committee saidaworkshop was

held in December withstakeholders

and there were discussions with

landowners.

The lights areproposedfor the

intersection of Agnes Street and

Lagmhor Road withState Highway

One.Abusinesscaseand design

concept should be ready by May.

RECYCLINGBINS

Bad recyclers from 117 Ashburton

properties are currently without their

yellowwheelie bins and another

1530properties are being

monitoredfor not complying with

recyclingrules.Some 25 people

hadbeen giventheirbins backin

the lastmonth, while others lost

theirs.

Ashburton District Council staff

say the level of contaminationin

recyclingdroppedto4.1 per cent for

Decemberand January.The costof

auditingrecyclingbins and keeping

people ‘‘on their toes’’islessthan

consigningfull loads of recycling to

landfill. Council has been advised

that anotherprivate operatorwill be

offeringanorganicscollection for

food waste andgreenwaste in

Ashburton from July 1.

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success, with ticketsales up 20

per cent and the new venue

given the thumbs up.

The day kicked off witha

karakia and the singing of the

national anthem, marking the

significance of Waitangi Day.

Some 30 food stalls

representing New Zealand, the

Pacific, South East Asia, Africa,

South Asia,and Latin America,

showcased their cuisine.

More than12,000 bite tickets

were sold at the four hour

event, representing an increase

of around 20 percent on last

year’s figures, said Ashburton

Multi Cultural Trust member

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All the food and drinks sold

was homemade, andstall

holders represented their

country of origin ratherthan

any commercialconcerns, she

said.

The new venue in Ashburton

Domain proved to be even more

popular than expectedand

received plenty of positive

feedback.

Things hadrun smoothly on

the day and organisers were

grateful for the goodweather

and good support within the

community.

The organising committee

had already written to

Ashburton District Council

asking to book the venuefor

Waitangi Day in 2022, Mrs Bell

said.

Throughout the event the

crowdwas entertained with a

rangeof music and dance that

included dancers from

Ecuador, the Ashburton Pipe

and Silver bands, the group

Pacific Tribal andCook Islands

cultural group.

Multi Cultural Bite was

supported by Eco Educate and

EnviroWaste, whoensured as

much wasteaspossible was

diverted from landfill.

Other partners at the cultural

celebration included the Red

Cross, which provided free

water, the CancerSociety,

which provided free sun

screen, and the Kidney

Foundationand St John, which

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checks.

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Motorhomeshow

The South Island Motorhome

and Caravan Show is on this

weekend at the Ashburton A&P

Showgrounds.

The event promotes all things

to do with motorhomes and

caravans and has been held

locally for the last two decades.

It draws alarge number of

trade exhibitors and also

allows private sellers to rent a

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Plaque marks banking history

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ahandsome Ashburton

buildingwith astrongbanking

history is the latest to be

recognised with ablue plaque

by Historic Places Mid

Canterbury.

Theformer Bank of New

SouthWales building on the

corner of Cass andBurnett

streets was openedin1898and

since 2006hasbeenthe

Speight’sAle House.

The brick and Oamaru stone

building at 245 Burnett Street

wasbuilt to housethe bank and

its manager.

Thebankingchamber was on

theground floor, while the

second floor featuredalarge

living space, including five

bedrooms, forthe bank official.

It was the34thbranch of the

BankofNew South Wales to

open in NewZealand.

Thebanklater joined forces

withthe Commercial Bank of

Australia to become Westpac.

TheWestpacBank operated

in the building into the late

1990s andlaterAgricomused it

in the early 2000s.

Ashburton Trust purchased

thebuilding in 2006 and it

opened laterthat year as

Speight’sAle House.

Trust chairman Chris

Robertsonsaid the former

bankbuilding had grace and

longevity.

The trust waspleased to own

it and haveSpeight’s in it.

In 2015/16the building had

been strengthenedand its

integrity andfacade

preserved.

He saidthe building was a

community assetand had links

to the past, present andfuture.

Ashburton Trust chairman

Chris Robertson (left) and

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown

reveal the blue plaque on the

the Speight’s Ale House

building.

District-wide water meters on way

Infrastructure manager Neil McCann.

Some $5 millionhas been setaside by the

Ashburton District Council to ensure

every property connectedtoacouncil

water scheme willhaveawater meterin

the nextthree years.

Most of the planning and preparation

will be donein2021­22, with the bulk of

meters installed over thefollowing two

years. Thereare no planstocharge for

excess water usebut theinformation

collected by meterscould pinpoint leaks

or unusual high usage.

Council’s infrastructure group manager

NeilMcCann said all properties,

including private households, would have

awatermeter. Theonlyexception is the

Montalto scheme, where it is impractical

because properties have multiplepoints

of connection.

Council would monitor themeters

periodically, to seeconsumption trends,

water balances and directly identify

privatepropertyleakage. Aschemewater

balanceallows for the accurate

determination of ‘‘unaccounted for’’

water.

‘‘Some of the unaccounted for water may

be legitimate usage,but much of it will be

leakageonthe public network.’’

Information from the meters will help

council bettermanage its water assets and

may also be sharedwithhouseholders to

allowthemtounderstand their ownwater

use trends.

Some properties already havemeters.

Meters are installed on allnon­residential

properties, on all new water connections

and connectionsinstalled aspart of a

subdivision.

Mayfield andMt Somersconnections

are metered andcouncil will also install

metersinsome residential Dareas.‘‘We

are also preparing to install meters on all

connections in Hinds, Chertsey and

Dromore.’’

Hot weather at the end of January saw

water use spike over manyschemes and

Ashburtonneareditconsented daily

maximum on January 26.

‘‘There is certainly room forresidents to

be more efficient users. If council can

better manage demand andthe resource,

it is better for the ratepayer in the longer

term because areduction in water

demandthrough behaviour change and or

reduction in privateand public leakage

may reducethe scale of, or needfor,

expensive capitalupgrades.’’

IN BRIEF

OSTOMYSUPPORT

The AshburtonOstomy Support

Group is offering support to people

livingwith apouch or ostomybag.

Spokesperson Dennis Blincoesaid

the small group of volunteers

understood ostomy issues and had

experiencedthe samefearsand

problems. ‘‘Weare happytoshare

informationand advice. Help is only

aphone call away.’’ Dennis can be

contacted on308-3741

NIGEL LATTA

NigelLatta hasbeen confirmed for

the youth and careers exchangein

May.The eventisthe firstina

sequence of events run by the

Ashburton District Council aimed at

increasing the information

exchangedbetween youth, parents

and employers. Fundingof$9000

from the Ministry of Education will

support the event.

PIPE BAND FESTIVAL

The Ashburton PipeBand will host

its annualfestival of pipe band

music on Sunday. The event starts

nearAshburtonHospital on

Elizabeth Street with astreet

parade at 12.30pmand continues

insidethe Ashburton Domain

groundswith competitionevents.

The festival has beenrunning for

morethan 40 years andspectators

are welcome.

OFFICIALLYHOT

Ashburton’s high of 39.3 degrees

Celsius on January 26 was the

highest temperatureofall the

country in January, according to

NIWA. It was New Zealand’s

second hottest January

temperature on record, surpassed

by a40degree reading at Timaru on

January 22, 1908.

MOWERS BUSY

Ashburton DistrictCouncil’s parks

andreservesstaff havebeenflat out

mowing to keep on top of agreat

grassgrowing season. They have

also beendealingwith trees

damaged by wind and vandals. A

largenumber of young streettrees

on the median strip along Walnut

Avenue wereeither destroyed or

damaged by four-wheel drive

vehicles.Vandals also destroyed

the vehicle gate at the top end of the

Ashburton Domaincar park.

CAR CORRECTION

The captionunder aphotograph (in

last week’s edition) of ayellowcar at

arecentAshburtonVintage Car

Clubrally incorrectly identified it as

an Oldsmobile, It wasaChrysler

New Yorker.

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Mayfield’s senior roll continues to grow

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

There’s another healthyroll at

Mayfield School and anew

dedicated classfor Year 7and 8

students this year.

The school started up last

week with 84 pupils and with

six or sevenmore likely to

arrive,expectstofinish the

year on 91 students,the same as

last year.

Principal Richard Kidd said

there were17 in the Year 7/8

class called Ruapunaand two

more were expected.

Year6students had beenpart

of the combined class in

previous years,but numbers

stackedupfor separateclasses

this year, something that had

never happenedbefore in his

time at the school.

The new arrangementwould

help with timetabling and

would free up ateacher

resource one day aweek in

term one and two when the

Year 7/8 class visited the Mid

Canterbury Technology Centre.

Mr Kidd said the school’s

board of trustees was

supportiveofkeeping classes

small.

Whenhehad started at the

schoolin2014 the roll had been

in the mid­50s.

There are five operating

classesatMayfield and two

Year 2/3 classes are using arepurposed

library area as a

collaborative teachingspace.

The classesoperate as single

cell classes now, but will see

teachers and staff work

together for activities like

reading and maths.

Mayfield School also has

funding for anew space that

will be used by avisiting

learningsupport co­ordinator

and for otherpurposes when

needed. It is expectedtobe

ready next month.

The school will enjoy anew

collaboration with the Kanuka

Mid Canterbury Regeneration

Trust this year and has a

planting day at anearby farm

planned later this month.

In term three last year solar

panels wereinstalledatthe

school; these heavily reduce

power bills and promotesa

cleaner,greenerschool

environment.

Above: Year 7and 8students at

Mayfield School with teacher

JaneMedlicott, who shares the

role withKate Moore.

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Jobless at 768 for December

The numberofpeople on the

unemployment benefit in the

Ashburtondistrictincreased from

November to December, but remains

belowacovidpeak of 776 in

September.

At Decemberlastyear, 508 workready

people were receiving the

jobseeker benefit, along with 260

people withhealth conditionsor

disabilities.

The total number of peopleon

jobseeker and other benefits for the

district at December was1567,up

slightly from 1556inSeptember. At

December2019, 1230peoplewere on

benefits.

Jobseekerbenefitnumbers reflect

thecovid story. At December 2019,

therewere 498 unemployed;that

jumped to 686 in Mayand peakedat

776 in September, beforedroppingto

733 in November and then rising to

768 in December.

Statistics New Zealandsaid there

had beenanincrease nationally in

the number of jobsinthe

construction industry. The number of

jobsinthe healthcare andsocial

assistanceindustryalso rose.

Online job websites, like Seek,

showawidevariety of industries

lookingfor workers in

administration,agricultural­related

andcustomer servicesroles.

Trade Me showed188 resultsfor

jobsinthe district, with 43 in

agriculture, 14inautomotive, 12 in

engineering,11in healthcareand 10

in construction and roading.

Amini buildingboomhas been

underway in Mid Canterburywith

building projects delayedbycovid

finally under way.

Construction projects in progress

include the revitalisation of the

AshburtonCBD; the Ashburton

District Council’s newcivic building

and library will startsoon and in two

years’ timeAshburton Collegewill be

rebuilt.

Asecond bridge over theAshburton

Riverisstill on the cards in 2026­27.

Nationally,unemployment

droppedto4.9 per centinthe

December quarter, from 5.3per cent

in the September quarter, according

to Stats NZ.

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Waterway competition

on in Methven Domain

Firefighterswill be puttingtheirhoserunning

and pump­operatingskills to the

test in acompetition at the Methven Domain

this Saturday.

TheMethven Volunteer Fire Brigade is

hosting the United Fire Brigades’

Association(UFBA)SouthIslandWaterway

competition.

Brigade teamswill demonstrate timing,

technical expertise andteamwork as they

worktomovethe hose to the pump,the

standpipetothe hydrant and thewater to

the flames.

Anumberofdifferentsetups,that cover

ruraland urban approachestofirefighting,

will testfirefighting teams.

Fivetwo­personteams and six fourperson

teams are confirmedtotakepart,

said MethvenVolunteer FireBrigade chief

fire officer Brent Anderson.

Challengesinvolved related to fire ground

work,includingpumpingand deliveries

from appliances,and takingadeliveryupto

asecondfloor level, he said.

Thesamecompetitionwas held in

Methven aroundfive years ago andboth

Methven andAshburton hadhosted a

number of events overthe years, saidMr

Anderson.

Spectators are welcome and the

competition runs from9am until4.30pm.

TheWaterway Challenge hasbeen an

enduringUFBAtradition sinceitwas first

introduced back in 1885.

TheWaterway Seasonismadeupoffour

regionalortwo Islandevents annually and

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Students learn first aid ahead of camp

Senior pupilsatHampstead

Schoolreceivedfirst aid

training last weekahead of

their upcomingschool camp to

Woodend.

As part of thetrainingthe

Year 6pupils worked in mini

groups to figure out thebest

way to help fictitious Joe,

whose healthdeteriorates after

falling in waterand getting

hypothermia.

Principal Peter Melrose said

there was alot of excitement

among the67children who

would be doing fun thingslike

go­karting, climbing walls and

orienteering during the threeday

camp.

Theannualevent for senior

pupils was heldatthe

beginning of the year so pupils

could bondasagroup,hesaid.

It helped prepare them for

senior student dutiesand

leadership roles around the

school.

The first aidtraining was

done through theASB St John

in Schools clued up camper

programme.

The 90­minute sessionwas

taken by St John Ashburton’s

community educator Shayne

Cockburn and used examples

which hadhappenedtoothers

in real life.

Other topics in the school’s

programme include responding

in an emergency (Year 5­8),

keeping safe (Year5­8) and

CPR (Year 9and 10).

Right: St John’s Shayne

Cockburn shows Tuakana Paul

(left) and Aruksha Gupta how

easily clothing can be made into

asling if needed. PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

Motorcyclists kick bad habits to the kerb

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Motorcycleowners have been

brushing up on their riding

skills and knowledge at a

training dayheldinAshburton.

Run through Ornsby

MotorcycleTraining, thefullday

Rider Forever bronze

coursewas given by local

instructor CliveChapman, an

experienced motorcyclist.

His classofsix ranged from

peoplereturning to

motorbiking and others

wantingtoget their full licence.

TheRide Forever courses

are an initiative by ACCtohelp

up­skill riders andimprove

road safety. ACC covers most of

the cost of attending, with the

bronze course costing the

participant $20.

Typically the formatbegins

with asit­down session

discussing the topicscoveredin

the course.

That is followed by an

instructional session of

practical skills, andthen an onroad

group ridewhere riders

are linked via intercom with

the instructor.

Mr Chapman took riders

through anumberof key

aspects of riding on the bronze

courseincluding braking,

Motorcycle training instructor Clive Chapman watches and communicates with bronze course

participants as they practise slow manoeuvering skills in the playground area at the Ashburton

Learning Centre.

steering, smooth cornering,

roadpositioning, risk

managementand slow

manoeuvering skills.

Two hours in the classroomat

the AshburtonLearning Centre

was followedbythree hours on

the roadsaround Ashburton

and further afield.

Holly OrnsbyfromOrnsby

Motorcycle Trainingsaidthe

company had operatedin

Ashburton for thelast 12

months and was looking to

build awareness of the courses

it offered both here and in

Geraldine.

Fully qualified instructors

provided beginner­to­advanced

roadand track rider training

services,competency­based

trainingand assessment and

one­on­onetraining, she said.

‘‘Whether you’re an absolute

beginner and don’t know a

throttle from apiston, or have

been riding foryears but feel

youhave somebad habits and

need arefresher, we can cater

for everyone.’’

There are five RideForever

courses and each course

focuses on specificskill areas.

Thebronze,silverand gold

courses are designed to be

undertaken in that order,

however experienced riders

maychoose to skip the bronze

andgostraight to the silver.

Urban and scooter survival

courses werealso offered as

standalonemodules andwere

agoodoptionfor all levels,

including college­age scooter

riders, Mrs Ornsbysaid.

There are around 160,000

registered motorcycles and

more than 30,000 registered

mopeds in New Zealand.

National road crash statistics

show that56per cent of

accidents involving

motorcyclists are caused by

bikers themselves.

Most fatal accidents involve

largemotorcycles that spend

more timetravelling at high

speeds on the open road.

For more informationon

motorcycle trainingvisit the

website motorcycletraining.co.

nz.

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9

Opportunitysoon

to have your say

We are fast approaching avery

important time for deciding on

the future of our district as the

Ashburton District Council’s

next 10 year Long Term Plan

(LTP) gets ready to go out for

your feedback.

Every three years, council

develops an LTP that sets out

what local projects, activities

and services will be funded and

how they will be paid for. In

drafting that plan, council

proposes what it thinks should

be included and why, but the

process cannot be completed

without residents’ input.

In recent weeks, councillors

have been reviewing the budgets

that would form part of the draft

plan. With these almost

finalised, the consultation

document will soon be ready to

go out for consultation.

In away, the LTP is like

council’s contract with the

community, so it’s important you

play apart in deciding what goes

in it.

There are things council

provides for the community, and

each activity or service is funded

through amixture of rates and

other sources, such as central

government funding or fees and

charges.

Sometimes these activities and

services can be impacted by

different things like changes in

the law or new requirements in

how we deliver services to

improve safety, such as drinking

water standards.

So, in addition to deciding how

things will be paid for, the LTP

also sets out what changes are

impacting our district and how

Council intends to address them.

In afew weeks, you’ll be asked

to read over the proposed plan

and have asay on whether you

think council has got it right or if

you think there are things that

should be changed.

This is your opportunity to

make areal impact on how and

where money is spent on our

local infrastructure and

services.

It’s also achance to tell council

what you think Mid Canterbury’s

priorities should be.

Feedback will be welcome

online and on written forms so

that everyone has access to share

their views.

Once consultation closes,

those who decide they’d like to

talk to council at ahearing will

be invited to speak to their

submission.

Coming to ahearing allows you

to reiterate your points and it

also gives councillors the chance

to ask questions for further

clarity.

Only after all feedback has

been reviewed and deliberations

complete will councillors finally

sign off on the 2021­31 Long Term

Plan ahead of the new financial

year on 1July.

Keep an eye out in coming

weeks for more information on

when consultation will open and

how you can have your say.

Hakatere water

supply extension

Ashburton District Council has

started work on extending the

upper Hakatere water service to

hutholders in lower Hakatere.

The extension project will

ensure safe drinking water for

more residents.

Lower Hakatere is currently

serviced by aprivate water

supply, but agreater national

emphasis on drinking water

standards and compliance has

prompted the council to take

over the service by connecting it

to the council scheme.

In recent months the lower

terrace supply has failed to

achieve compliance with

drinking water standards.

‘‘We are pleased to be

optimising the use of our

existing water treatment

infrastructure to service more

people in this community.

‘‘Once completed, all Hakatere

residents will have access to

water that undergoes the

treatment, testing and

infrastructure maintenance that

we provide our schemes,’’ said

Ashburton council

infrastructure services manager

Neil McCann.

Ashburton Contracting Ltd,

working on behalf of the council,

started work on the project on

Tuesday and the upgrade is

expected to take three weeks.

It will involve installing a230m

long connection from the current

treatment facility off River Road

to the lower Hakatere huts.

Upper Hakatere residents will

experience atemporary water

shutdown when the connection

is switched on, but advance

notice will be given before this is

carried out.

The project will not impact any

roads and is being carried out on

council land.

After the new connection is

finished, the private supply will

be switched off when residents

are ready to be transferred to the

new combined scheme.

The are around 57 households

in upper Hakatere and 50 in

lower Hakatere.

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parents will continue

to be free in the Family

Notices column. The

initial death notice

lodged by a funeral

director will be listed

without charge. There

will be asmall charge

of $15 for subsequent

notices related to the

same death, up to a

maximum of 35 words

and on aper-line basis

after that. The same

low charges apply to

other family notices,

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memoriam notices and

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Family Notices

Family Notices

Deaths Deaths Deaths

DADSON, Nigel Thornton:

8.2.42 -31.1.2021

Dearly loved husband of

Frances.

Father and father-in-law of

Philip and Sandy, Venetia and

Brice.

Love Grandad of Shanae,

Dearna, Cody and Jacob.

Nigel’s wishes have been held

with aprivateservice.

Messages to 9Tillson Crescent,

Motueka, 7120.

HANSEN,John Gibson (Jack):

On Friday February 5th 2021.

Peacefully, surrounded by

family, at Radius Millstream

Ashburton, aged 92 years.

Dearly loved husband of

68 years of Gwenda. Loved

father and father-in-law of

Marie (deceased), Brian and

Margaret, Gordon and Linda,

Pamela and Kevin, Glenys

(deceased) and Carolyn. Loved

by his grandchildren and their

partners: Wilhelmina, Rupert

and Cherie; Oliver and Andrea,

Flora; Lewis, Sylvia; Lorna,

Gibson, and Fraser.

The family acknowledges the

care and support ofthe staff at

Radius Millstream, Ashburton.

Messages to the Hansen Family,

c/- PO Box 472, Ashburton

7740.

Acelebration of Jack’s life has

been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

SCAMMELL, Allan John:

Peacefully passed away at his

home in Christchurch on 3rd

February2021.

Much loved brother of Roger

and Alison Scammell, Jenny

and Ponty Proctor, Judy and

the late Mason Tuki,Robyn Sim,

Manny and Pam Sim, Elizabeth

and Stewart Bashford, Sandra

and Peter Stray. Loved uncle of

his nieces and nephews.

Enquiries phone Mary,Jann or Karenon

308 7664 or call into

199 Burnett Street.

Supporting thecommunity

SIMPSON, Gordon Armit:

Suddenly in Christchurch on

5th February 2021. Loved

husband of Julie. Son-in-law

of Shona and Eric Scott (dec).

Loved brother and brotherin-law

ofTrevor and Annette,

Gavin (dec), Warren and

Barbara, Bruce, Jeff and Sandra,

Liz (dec). Loved uncle of his

nieces and nephews. Funeral

details to follow.

WHITE, Angus Neil (Neil),

died peacefully at Princes

Court, Ashburton surrounded

by his loving family, onFriday

5February 2021. In his 92nd

year. Loved husband of the

late Melva(Reddecliffe). Loved

father of Karen and Roger

Smith, Alan and Felicity and

Susan (Sue) and JeremyTalbot

(Temuka). Loving Grandad

of Sarah and Russ, Anna

and Nick, Megan and Hoani;

Becky and Sam, Hamish and

Amy; Christiana, Robert and

partner Rhiannon. Loving

great-grandad of Oscar, Leo

and Daisy; Isla, Millie and

Archer; Sailor, Beau and Scout.

Messages to the White family

c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton

7740. In lieu of flowers

donations to St John would

be much appreciated and may

be left atthe service. Grateful

thanks to staff of Princes Court

Resthome and Terrace view

RetirementVillageand Bentley.

Aservice to celebrate Neil’s life

hasbeen held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

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Red mini memories

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.,nz

AnnaJemmetthas

rekindledmemories of her

early driving days and

paintedared miniontoa

Choruscommunications

cabinetonWalnutAvenue,

nearRosebank Resthome.

Sheisone of five artists

whohavebrightened up the

otherwise drabcabinets

withart in recentweeks.

Anna’s artworkisaptly

titled Mini Me anddepicts

the copper red minishe

learnedtodriveinmore

than25years ago.

“Itwas my firstcar as a

16­year­old and handed

downtomebymybrother.

Twoaunties haditbefore

that.

‘‘Ihave great memories as

ateenager driving around

townwith other mateswho

alsohad Minis,” saidAnna.

Because of its copperred

colour, friends,referred to

it as ‘‘DrPoo’’,said Anna.

Themini had afew

mechanical issues and was

later sold and replaced with

her brother’s Ford Laser.

‘‘Iknowthe Mini is still

roadregistered and it must

haveclockedupafew

kilometres by now.’’

Anna, amotheroftwo,

paintedthe mural with her

13­year­old daughter Freya

lastmonth and over afive

day period.

Sheattendsweekly

painting classeswith local

tutor JennyThompsonat

Short Street Studio and

Anna Jemmett and daughter Freya with the red mini

artwork.

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works with acrylics and

pastels.

Another Choruscabinet

on Bathhurst Streethas

beenpaintedby Ashburton

woman CherieLivingstone

and is titledRainbow Cogs

and Gears.

It is centred around the

ideaofaworkingmachine

and symbolic of how we are

all part of making the

community work as awhole.

Athird artwork by former

Ashburton College student

Jonny Waters is called A

tributetoHine Paaka and

found on acabinetonAllens

Road.

HinePaakawas asacred

mataitreethat oncestood

tall andproudnearAlford

Forest and provided

shelter, foodand served as a

majorlandmark for

travellersinpre­colonial

times.

Two other cabinets at JB

Cullen Drive andMiddle

Road featuredepictions of

native birds and lawn bowls

and havebeencompleted

respectively by Nick Lowry

and AnneMcDonald,both

from Christchurch.

Another cabinet willbe

completedonEast Street in

the coming weeks.

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New signs show the reduced speed limit of 50kmh on astretch of Ashburton Gorge Road

that runs past Mt Somers Springburn School.

More speed limit changes coming

The second stage of speed limit changes is

planned to take place around the district in

April, but may be altered to align with

Ashburton’s CBD revitalisation project.

The first stage saw new speed limits come

into force on roads in Tinwald, Fairton, Mt

Somers, Mayfield, Methven and the

Ashburton Business Estate on December 11.

The new limits largely reflect development

around the outskirts of the district's towns

and are being implemented to ensure safe

speeds on local roads.

Family owned,

locally owned

22 MooreStreet,

Ashburton

0800 263 6679

2343604

Scouts on rafts

Hundreds of scouts will test their Kiwi

ingenuity designskills nextweekend at the

annual Mania ORoto Scouts raft race on

Lake Camp.

Scout packs have beengathering ideas

and resources to build sturdyand light rafts

able to be paddled at speed by acrew across

Lake Camp. The February 21 race is opento

public viewing and starts at 12.30pm.


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

RURAL

Ashburton Courier, February 11, 2021

11

Cattle shows apassion for the Gilberts

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Showingdairy cattle is afamily

passionsharedbydairy farmer

Peter Gilbert and his sons Nick,

Michael and Luke.

But of late it’s been along

timebetweenshows.

Mycoplasmabovis hit the

cattle industry in 2016 and saw

cattle shows cancelled the

length and breadth of the

country and then came the

Covid­19 globalpandemic and

it was people confined to

quarters.

So latelastyear, when the

Gilberts had the chance to start

entering national competitions

again they were more than

ready.And it’s paid off.

At therecent NewZealand

Dairy Event2021 in Feilding

not only did their six­year­old

Ayrshire Pukekaraka Elle

Delilahwin the supreme

exhibit title buttheir show

stringhad great success.

They won titles across three

breeds; Ayrshire (champion),

Jersey (champion) andHolstein

(reserve intermediate

champion)for Pukekaraka Elle

Delilah, Premier Tequila

Sweet and Snowfed Unix

Nelda,respectively.

They also had aBrownSwiss

they prepared forshow, butdo

not own, winjunior champion.

And their yearlingGlenalla

Hired Wendy won junior

champion jersey and reserve

champion all breeds. Wendy

will go up for sale at an Autumn

Harvest Sale of all breeds at

Cambridge in April.

Thetitle wasone of afew

Delilahhas achieved this show

season. She also won Supreme

All BreedsNew Zealand

Champion at theRoyal

Agricultural SocietyNew

Zealand Royal Dairy Show held

duringthe Stratford A&P Show

in late November, and won

champion Ayrshire, andsenior

champion all breedsatthe New

Zealand Agricultural dairy

section on­farmcompetition in

November.

Herunderstatedpotential

was picked up by Michael who

bought heronlooks from a

Waikato dispersalsale two

years ago.

“It wasanexceptional show,”

Peter said, of the recentwins.

They were the only breeders

from the South Island to attend

and sold Nelda to an interested

Winning style...the Gilbert family celebrate success at the New Zealand Dairy Event 2021 in Feilding

winning titles across three breeds; Ayrshire (champion), Jersey (champion) and Holstein (reserve

intermediate champion).

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buyer despite the annualsale

component of the show not

going ahead this year.

Peter, and wifeAnne, have

farmedinMid Canterbury since

1988.

They movedtothe

Winchmore farmfrom

Ellesmere. Backthen the farm,

which sits on PoleRoad,milked

350 jersey cows and used

border dyke irrigation. It is now

centre pivot.

With thepurchase of

neighbouringlandthe farm

grew and so did cownumbers.

The couple now owntwo

dairy farmsinMid Canterbury

after sellingtheir run­off block

to buy afarm at Rakaia,but it’s

more about succession

planningthan wanting to start a

global dairy empire.

Nickand Michael, both

national dairy stud judges, are

keen on dairyfarming but

youngest son Luke has more

interest in dairy stud genetics.

He is astock agent atCarrfields

and is alsoasought­after show

fitter preparingcattle for dairy

shows nationwide.

When the Rakaia property

was purchased, the family farm

herd was split 50/50 across both

sites and now the older

brothers have spacetorun

their ownfarm operations,

although all three get together

with their parentsfor monthly

family farm meetings.

Thehomefarm at Winchmore

is managed by eldest son Nick

as SnowfedFarm.

The Rakaiafarm, known as

GlenallaFarm, is managed by

Michael.

Both farms milk 600 cows and

are both around 180hectares.

Theyeach milk on a54­bale

rotary.

Peter is afourth generation

dairy farmer datingback to his

great grandfatherwho farmed

in the 1900s at Leeston. Peter’s

grandfather Reg then farmed in

the 1940s, andhis father Ivie

(known as Tom) was theone

whosupportedPeter’s foray

into the world of jersey stud

farming and ultimately his own

Glenalla Jersey Stud.

Peter wasaregistered

member of the Jersey New

Zealand as a13­year­old. He is

also anational judge,which is

something he has passedonto

his sons.

Thestud startedwith100

cowsand overthe years has

slowly built up.

Anew breedarrivedonfarm

in 2008 withthepurchaseofa

jersey herd that included 10

registeredAyrshire cows.

The cows had good

temperament andrequired low

upkeep piquing theinterest of

Michael who eventually got

more,aswell as some Holstein

Friesians.

Nick has since introduced

Holstein Friesianswhich were

found to havegoodresale value

andproduced strong,healthy

calves.

The new breedsonfarmhave

offeredmorediversity within

the stud game, Peter said.

His interest in judging has

seen hissons grow up with it.

As youngsters theboys were

often doing farm walksand

judging thecowsin thefamily

herd.

At eight yearsold Luke was

confidently competing against

12­year­olds in juniorjudging

competitionsand all three

brothers have represented New

Zealand in judging

competitionsAustralia.

Nickand Michael still judge

but Luke has carved aname for

himself as afitter. As well as

New Zealand he has worked in

the United Kingdom, Germany,

United States andAustralia.

Judging competitions and

shows sees the Gilbertsmixing

with like­mindedpeople.

While Anne,aschool teacher,

may not share their passion she

is at shows as part of the team

support, along with Peter’s

sister, JanRidden.

Show day is along day

involving 3am starts and ateam

of people often workinginfour

groups to helpwith animal

preparation.

There is arosterwith set

times for exercise, milking,

feeding and cleaning to get the

best presentationfor each cow

in show.

Onlycows looking over 90

percentoftheir best make it

into the ring,Petersaid.

And those ring presentations

last amere five to 10 minutes.

“There’snot alot of

downtime,”Peter said, of a

show day which can run

through until 9pm.

But thetime put in by

everyone wasahuge credit to

how cows lookedonthe day, he

said.

Peter Gilbert (from left) with Michael, Anne, Lucy, Nick and Luke

Gilbert ahead of the Waikato Show where Michael, Nick and Peter

were judging and Luke ashow fitter.

Ag industry well-placed

New Zealand agricultural producers are

poised to enjoy afifth consecutive yearof

general profitability in 2021, saysnew report

by agribusinessbanking specialist

Rabobank.

Amidst significant global turbulence,

Rabobanksays while the outlook for the year

is “bristlingwithrisk”, and bumpsare

anticipated throughout the coming months,

mostagricultural sectors can expect to see

averagetoabove­averagepricing,

manageable cost inflation and production

holding up well.

Report co­author, Rabobank seniordairy

analyst Emma Higgins said as 2021 gets

under way, the“worldremains aturbulent

place” for New Zealand’s agricultural

sector.

Ms Higgins said whileNew Zealand

agriculture had beenunable to completely

avoid the discomfortcausedbythis

turbulence, thesector had “done much right

to keep itself on astrongpath”.

Comparedtomost otherpeers, New

Zealand agriculture wastravelling

astoundingly well.

While New Zealandagricultureiswell

placed,the report says 2021brings more

uncertainty than most years andpotential

bumps thatmay need to benavigated.

‘‘Thepandemic in the US and the EU will

probably not start to look materially better

until quarter twoaswinter passes and the

vaccinerolls out.

‘‘Thecurrent spikeofinfections inkey

Asian markets is nowlooming as amajor

threat for NewZealand agricultural

exporters,”Ms Higgins said.

Developmentsinthe Chinesemarket

shapedasthe keywatchfactor for New

Zealand agriculture in 2021, shesaid.

In the12months to November 2020,the

share of New Zealandagexports to China

cameinat31per centinvalue terms.

Ms Higgins said NZ agriindustry

stakeholders would alsobekeepingaclose

eye on relationsbetween Australia and

China following theirrecent fallout.

• DairyNZ accredited

EffluentPondDesign

andConstruction

• Pond Constructionand

Irrigation Development

• Hedgeand Stump

Removal

• Farm Conversions

• DairyTracks–

Lime or Gravel

• PumpHire

• Wellsand Galleries

• Bulk Earthworks

• Subdivisions

• Site Works

• Tree Shear

• Transportation

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Issue 1

11 February 2021

Message From ThePrincipal

Welcome

Now that the temperatures are hitting mid-20s

and above, itisobviously time for metoreturn

to work. Iam sureweall appreciate theirony of

indifferent weather in December and brilliant

weather in February. Welcome back toall our

readers.

A huge welcome to a large number of new

students, their families, and also to our new

staff who have joined us this year. Our numbers

continue to growand we will have extrastudents above the estimate by

the MinistryofEducation. Whilst it is achallenge to ensurethatweare

fully staffed,the additional students do generate increased funding and

staffing levels forour place.

My thanks to youasacommunityfor continuing to supportus.

NCEAOutcomes

Our results from last year were pleasing, although the portion of our

NCEA students who endorsed with Merit or Excellence has taken adip.

On reflection,webelievethis is the result of anumber ofstudents being

satisfied to reach the Achieved level. This was possibly because of the

stresses caused by COVID and, ofcourse, many ofour students missed

out on seven weeks of school.

We are ofcourse hopeful that this year we will have an uninterrupted

school year. However, wedoneed to prepare incase we face COVID

restrictions during our academic year.

TeacherOnly Day

Last week we started with aTeacher Only Day atthe Hakatere Marae.

This wasbecause manyofour new staff had not been formally welcomed

onto the Marae and we feel it is important that our newcomers are

included within our wide community. My thanks to the Marae Komiti

forhosting us. Such events arepartofour driveasaschool to become

moreculturally responsivetoour increasingly diverse community.

Pōwhiri

This week we held our Pōwhiri onTuesday, 09 February, which was the

first daythatour whole school communitywas on-site.

Please Make Contact

If you are the parent ofastudent new to our College and you have

concerns about any aspect oftheir introduction, please contact usto

outline howwemight improveour reception of new students. The best

method of doing so is via email,either to your child’s AkoTeacher or the

relevantHead of School.

Rebuild Project

In terms ofour new build, weare at the stage of having concept plans

finalised. The final stages arewith the MinistryofEducation and include

pricing and apeer review panel of Architects. Once wehave cleared

these aspects we willbeinaposition to share our plans with our wider

community.

Thephysical building projectwill commenceatsomestage this year.

Onceagain, welcome back to another school year.

Many thanks,Ross Preece

Ross Preece

Principal • Tumuaki

Information

Orientation Morning

ActivityDisplays/Exciting Opportunities

forStudents to become Involved

Wednesday24February

College Chessboard, 10:45am –11:25am

On this daystudents

have the opportunity

to view forty-fiveto

fifty displaystands of

activities available,

through the College

andcommunity

groups,and register

interest in what they

mightlike to be

involved in during this

year,and beyond.

Collegewelcomes and encourages students joining in Collegelife, and

Orientation Dayprovides agreat chancetosee the wide range of activities

on offer.

Parentsand

caregivers mightlike

to encourage their

studenttoconsider

howthey could

become involved in the

manyopportunities

offered by the College

and Community

Groups who contribute

to the lifeand work of

the College.

Staff -Welcome

As is often the case at the start ofanew school year it is our great

pleasure towelcome new staff to the College. ANew Staff Induction

Day for these teachers was held on Monday 01February, followed

by their involvement inthe Teacher Only Days on Tuesday 02and

Wednesday03February.

This year we welcomed elevennew staff,including returnee to College

Tevita ‘Asi while both Jessica Sharpe and Courtenay Soper were

previously at Ashburton College, onsection, during their teacher

training.

Tevita‘Asi

Teacher of Science

CheyenneGeorge

Learning Support

Assistant,

Mainstream

Mandy Isaacs

Teacher of Science,

Food and Nutrition,

Te Reoand Tikanga

CourtenaySoper

Teacher of English

YinChua

Teacher of

Mathematics

Natalie Hayes

Teacher of Science

JessicaSharpe

Teacher of Science

Karen Strijbis

Teacher of English

KirstyFortune

Learning Support

Assistant,

Te WhareManaaki

Darian Hust-Long

Teacher of

Physical Education

Hannah White

Learning Support

Co-ordinator

Staff -Internal Appointments

Additionally,there have been anumber of internal staff appointments

involving achange of, oradditional, portfolios which commence as

from the startofthisyear.

KaroBedford TransferredfromSciencetoFood and Hospitality

Julia Bell Head of Green House

Michael Clark Head of English Faculty

Georgia Keenan Acting AssistantHead of English Faculty(Term 1)

SarahLassen AssistantHead of English Faculty

Pete Lee Acting Head of ScienceFaculty, interimposition

James List Junior Dean

Renae List Changed from Learning Support Co-ordinator to

Learning Support Teacher

Susie Stewart Teacher in Charge Junior Science, and Biology

Staff - Returning Following Leave

Kylie Backhouse-Smith Returning following parental leave,teaching

Dance, Drama.

SarahCadman Returning following parental leave,teaching

Social Studies and Tourism.

OurVision

David Sole

Teacher of

Mathematics

HakatereCommunityof

Learning/Kāhui Ako:

Across Kāhui AkoTeacher Roles

Kāhui Ako|CommunitiesofLearning aregroups of education and training

providers that come together, along with their communities, to raise

achievementfor alltamarikiand young people –bysupporting each other

and sharing expertise in teaching and learning (ako).

AshburtonCollege is partofthe HakatereKāhui Ako, with the following

staff members re-appointedtoAcross Kāhui/Schools’roles.

Marg Macpherson Curriculum Innovation and eLearning.

Tiipene Philip Māoristudentachievement

Staff -Farewells

We acknowledge, with appreciation, forfurther leaving staff confirmed

sincethe end of last year.

Jorjia Colton

Jorjia wasamuch-respectedmainstream class Learning SupportAssistantin

her time at College fromMarch 2019 until the end of the 2020 school year.

Caring,compassionate and patient, Jorjia is areal loss to students,who she

relatedwelltoand,equally,tostaff. Weare sorrytolose her as aperson and

astaff member, but do wish her well forher maternitytime ahead.

Rachel Donaldson

Rachel, Teacher of Physical Education, is wished well as she uplifts her

maternity leave entitlement from the beginning of this year.Wethank her

forher valued contributions and involvement, and look forwardtomeeting

their new family member in the future.

Lisa Walker

Lisa was inaFixed-Term position as Teacher of Mathematics during 2020,

finishing officially on 27 January this year. Recognised as ahard-working

and very organised member of the teaching staff, she was well-liked by

students and was acheerful, humorous peer-colleague. Wewish her well

in herfutureendeavours.

Victor Ji

Victor was also in aFixed-Term Mathematics teaching position, from March

of last year to 27 Januaryofthis year. Given thevariables of 2020, as afirst

year teacher it wasaninteresting year to commenceone’s career. However,

Victor contributed well, finding his feet and getting afeel for his style of

teaching. Anadded positive was his high level of enthusiasm regarding

the integration of technology into his teaching. Wethank Victor for all he

contributed to students and to staff while at College and wish him well in

hisnew position at Burnside High School.

Information

College Office HoursTerm Time

Monday-Thursday

Friday

8:00am –4:30pm.

8:00am –4:00pm.

College Uniform Clothing Shop

This is operated through the College Office between 8:30am-4:00pm,

or by request.

Families and students are welcome to view items of clothing (secondhand,good

quality). We alsowelcomegood quality, cleansecond-hand

clothing to sell on your behalf.

AkoMeetings/College Closure–

Thursday04March

Please note that the College will beclosed for normal instruction on

this dayinorder to hold Akointerviews forall year levels.

These interviews provide opportunity for students to share information,

plan and set goals,with their Akoteacher and parent/caregiver.

Theinterviews will be held at Ashburton College,

from 10:00am-8:00pm.

Twenty-five minutes is allocatedfor Year 9and 10 students,

andfifteen minutes forYear 11-13 students.

Familiesare to booktheir interviewtimes online,

and this information will be provided in the nearfuture.

Allstudents/familiesare expected to attend.

Teacher Only Day–Friday05March

Please note that the College will also be closed for normal instruction

on this day, in order to undertakeaTeacher Only Day.

Theday-long programme is fully committed to RestorativePractises training

for staff, byoutside facilitators. This process is an important link to our

AshColl Way, our Values of Pride,Qualityand Respect, andour preferenceto

resolvematters firstly by negotiation, wherethis is possible.

We do ask thatyou makealternativearrangements foryour

sons/daughters on this dayand thank youfor your support.


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Issue 1

11 February 2021

Congratulations

AshburtonCollege

Year 9Academic Scholarship Winner

RubyGraham

The Year 9 Academic Scholarships were

established in 2004 by the Ashburton College

Board ofTrustees, with up to two scholarships

awarded annually. Awardees are selected via

two examination tests, one in English and one

in Mathematics.

Thescholarships areopen to anyYear 8student

who is aNew Zealand citizen or permanent

resident, and who applies for entry to Year 9at

AshburtonCollege in the following year.

One awardwas gained this year,and allocatedatthe end of 2020, forthe

2021 College year.

Rubysaid she was‘really excited’toreceivethe newsand ‘quiteproud of

herself’, saying she didn’t expectshe mightbea‘winner’.

Rubywill put her funding towardssupporting twochosen aspects of her

schooling and,importantly,said she waslooking forwardtothe year and

the opportunities available.

Youth andCareers Exchange:Register

foranInteractiveSite

This combined collaborative event promoted co-operatively between

the Ashburton District Council, YMCA and Ashburton College will be an

expected attendance day for students from our district’s three secondary

schools –Ashburton College, Ashburton Christian School and Mt Hutt

College,plus those at the YMCA.

Astrong inter-active and goal-orientated day is planned to grow students’

understanding of career options available to them, and providing the

opportunitytoattend an industryinanareathey maywanttoworkin.

If youare alocalbusiness or youth service

and would liketobookasite

please register your interest at:youthexponz@gmail.com

This action-packed week offers ahuge range of events including:

MoneyMates;

Budget Advice Service;

Family works: Parenting Strategies Workshop;

Understanding and supporting teenagerswith anxiety and depression;

Autism NZ presentation;Keeping My Brain HealthyWorkshop;

Behind the Screens presentedbyJames Beck from Attitude;

Understanding AnxietyinChildren;

‘Is this Normal?’–TheAll AboutBehaviourWorkshop;

Parent2ParentCoffee and Connection Group;

Parent TalksŌpuke: HelpingFamiliesThrive;

Events

Leadership Camp 2021

With information providedbyDeputyHead Students

Easterlin Faamausiliand AlexRielly

On Wednesday27Januaryasixty-strong group of Year 13 studentstravelled

to Mt Hutt Retreat for Leadership Camp, through until Friday 29January.

This camp puts students into positionswheretheylearntoworkasateam

andlead each otherthrough multiple challenges.

Day1:

Dayone of campincluded ‘RaftBuilding’ and ‘CaveStream’.

For the ‘Raft Building’ exercise, teams had towork together tobuild araft

out of barrels/drums,woodand rope.This activitywas achallenge formany

as it required alot of teamwork and communication.Manystudentslearned

what knots to use to tie the raft together as it was constructed and,after all

that, there was the partofseeing if whatwehad just built would float!

Once inthe water wepaddled out about twenty metres into the lake and

thenback to shorewherewedisassembled theraft.

(Pictured above, left to right): Ben Middleton, Parker Bradford,

Olivia Lill, Hannah O’Reilly, Ellie Lawn, Tamaki Nishioka, Drew Porter and

Samuel Reilly-Sigel,building their raft.

(Pictured, right): The Orange

group afloat amidst some

choppy water on the raft they

built together as ateam.

‘Cave Stream’ included

students doing about an

hour-long walk through adark

cave with a stream running

through it. For this task we

were also given the challenge

of navigating most of the cave

by candlelight instead of a

torch, and then finding our

way through a small section

with no lightatall.

Forthese activities

communication wasreally

important, requiring students to talk with each other and get to know each

other better.

Monday01-Sunday07March

(Pictured left):

SamRakthong emerging

from the CaveStream.

PasifikaHealth Day(healthylunchboxesand measles vaccinations);

and finishingthe week with aChildren’sDay Celebration (free entry) at the

Plains Railway Museum Tinwald.

The events arebeingheld at variousvenues within

Ashburton and throughout the County.

Please check the websitefor the full programme and to Register.

As shown on the website, all events arefreebut some requiretickets

to attend *=ticketbookings required forthis event

BOOK FREE TICKETS AT: www.waitaha.health.nz/parenting-week/

Day2:

Thesecond daywas filled with activities at the RopesCourse. Thegroups of

students had to work together as ateam to complete these activities.The

first activity was the ‘Big Swing’ where students had to climb up atall tree

to jump off aplatformand swing-out across the forest.This wasquiteahard

activity and for some students unthinkable, but with the encouragement

and supportfromfellowstudents,they were braveenough to give it ago.

We also did the ‘Leap ofFaith’ which is where participants climbed up

another tall tree to jump and trytocatchthe bar across from them.

(Pictured above, left and right): Student Malachi Drye swinging out across

the forest on the ‘Big Swing’, and teacher Pete Lee having successfully

completed the ‘Leap of Faith’now hanging on to the bar.

These team-building activities really helped to bond students with each

other,especially within their individual Houses.

On this nightwehad speeches forHouseLeaders. Many students went for

these roles and they spoke very well.Onthe same night, the House Leaders

were announced and congratulations to those who were appointed!

Day3:

On the last day, we did alot of activities in our Houses, with our newly

appointed House Leaders. This helped the House Leaders have an

introduction into whatitwill be like to lead their House.

Fantastic Experience:

These activities allowedstudents to step up and take up various leadership

roles, from leading agroup through the cave or figuring out the best

strategy to complete anactivity. They also allowed students to be more

confidentinthemselves and learnvital skillstobealeader.

Overall, this was afantastic experience that many ofthe Year 13 students

were able to take something away from, as we become the new leaders of

AshburtonCollege for2021

House Captains 2021

Thesuccessful contenders and thus House Captains for2021 are–

Blue House Malachi Drye and Abbey Wood

Green House Brie Rudolph and Jacob Swan

Orange House GeorgieCartney and Marlese Schoonderbeek

Red House Olivia Lill and BenMiddleton

Congratulations go to these studentsontheir success. During theweek

of this newsletter, speeches and voting take place for the House and

Student Executive positions, which we will be able to report oninour

following newsletters.

Coming Events

February

13 Polyfest,Red Zone,Corner New BrightonRoad

17 Aoraki SecondarySchools’Tennis Championships,

19 Athletic Prelims

24 Canterbury Schools’ShowJumping,McLean’s Island

Term Dates2021

Term One Started -Friday16April

Term Two Monday03May -Friday09July

Term Three Monday26July -Friday01October

Term Four Monday18October -Tuesday02November (Year 13)

-Thursday 04 November (Years 11/12)

-Thursday 09 December (Year 10)

-Friday10December (Year 9)

Public HolidayDates

Easter

Friday02April –Tuesday06April

(returntoCollege Wednesday07April)

Anzac Day

Saturday25April,observedMonday26April

(in Aprilholidays)

Queen’s Birthday

Monday07June

Labour Day

Monday25October

CanterburyAnniversaryDay Friday 12 November


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Heart­felt trek by tractor owners

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Rural real estate agent John Davisonis

hitching his restored Chamberlain

Champion9Gtotheinaugural

Heartland TractorTreknext month.

It’s aconvoy of nine Chamberlain

tractors, travelling1300 kilometres from

Rangiora to Wheels at Wanaka and

return to raise moneyfor HeartKids.

Mr Davison was bornandbred in

Rakaia andhas had alifelonginterest in

classic tractors andcompetition

ploughing.

He ownedanarable mixed farmin

MidCanterbury before acareer change

20 yearsago and nowhas alifestyle

blockinBroadfield,near Prebbleton.

He has owned his mid­60s

Chamberlainfor just over five years.

TheChamberlain models, in their

distinctive orange, was atractorhe

didn’tsee everyday in Canterbury.

He travelled to Western Australia to

view his 9G before buying.

It was originallyowned by Yorkrakine

farmer AllenCousinswho boughtitin

1966. It was then restoredbyGary

Snook, of Jurien Bay for more than

$25,000.

Mr Snooknamed the 9G Desert Rat as

atribute to the Australian Diggersof

World War 2asitwas tough and handled

difficultsituations.

Chamberlainswere apopular model

forfarmers in the 1960s and‘70s andhad

agood reputationofbeing tough and

resilient, especiallyuseful to those

clearing and developinglandinthe

Australianwheatbelt district. However

they wereset aside as farmers

demanded morehorsepower.

Mr Davison estimatesadailydistance

of around250km on the tractor trek,

travelling at 40km/h, will take six hours

which he said was longenough in the

driver’s seat.

While he will mostly take in the

surroundshewillbejoined by friends in

the cab on different legs of the journey.

The 300 diesellitre tankshouldn’t

need filling until Wanaka.

The Heartland Tractor Trek will not

bethe 9G’s first;MrDavison trekked to

Crank Up at Edendale in 2017 and the

last WheelsatWanaka two years ago,

andinAustralia it did numerous treks,

including one with 29 other

Chamberlains in 2000 to raise money for

The Royal Flying Doctor service.

The14­day trekisbeing run by agroup

of tractor loving mates in the

Left: John Davison is joining the

Heartland Tractor Trek next month in his

trusty Chamberlain Champion 9G.

PHOTO SUPPLIED

Chamberlain Owners Group. Mr

Davison is afriend of trek organiser

Steve Day,whosegrandsonOliver was

born with heart defects.

The support givenbyHeart Kids to

Oliver’s familyspurredStevetoset up

the tractor trek.

Congenital HeartDefect is the most

common birth defectinNew Zealand

affecting one in 100 babiesborn. Heart

Kids has beenaround for nearly 40 years

supporting families thathave achild

with heartdefects.

Partone of the trek starts on March 25,

travelling from New Plymouth to

Wellington and thenbyferry to Picton. It

then headstoRangiorafor the start of

the main trek on March 28 which heads

to Wheels at Wanaka and return.

On day one theywillheadthrough

Methven and Ashburton, then Geraldine

andstay overnight in Timaru.

Day two they headtoOamaruand

Dunedin beforeheadinginland to

Middlemarch and Ranfurly. Then

Idaburn, Oturehua, Omakau, Alexandra,

Cromwell and Wanaka.

The return leg will visit Omarama,

Twizel,Fairlieand Geraldine before

ending at Rangiora.

The trekkers will stopintowns along

the waywith collection buckets and to

raise awareness for Heart Kids but

anyone wanting to support thecause

now candosoonline at

heartlandtractortrek.nz

Support at hand

Rural SupportTrustMidCanterburyhas seen a

30 percent increase in calls thisyear,well­up

from a‘‘veryquiet’’ December.

MidCanterburyRST co­ordinator Frances

Beeston said asmorepeople learned aboutRST

anditsservices,shehopedmorepeople would

reachoutforhelp. ‘‘It'sbecomingmore socially

acceptedtoreach outand connect for support,we

areactively tryingtodomore andconnect across

more areas anddemographicsinour rural

community.’’

Upcomingreforms wereahugechallengefor

therural communityand potential flow on effects

to thedistrict was ‘‘huge. RST were working on

doingaSocial Impact Reportoftheeffects on the

AshburtonDistrict causedbythenew reforms.

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Contractors from Four Season Tree Care (left) took

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Ashburton Arcade as the CBD transformation

continues. The trees were removed last Thursday,

the same day the street went to aone­way system.

On Monday, work will begin on installing new

stormwater and water pipes; the road will be dug

up and some of the work will be done at night.

Kerbing and roading construction work will begin

in March.

Sub­contractors are making good progress on a

shared pathway along the East Street green.

The water feature is shut while this work is under

way and pedestrian rail crossings are affected.

New kerbing on the western side of East Street will

be laid from Friday, with progress about 40 metres

aday.

During this time, traffic will be able to drive south

on East Street and parking will be unaffected.

however, parking on the northbound side will be

removed while kerbing work is under way.

The last of the garden plantings are under way on

Tancred Street. Road marking, with new speed

limits, will happen when construction work is

complete.

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New faces add to youth council voice

Fourteen members on the 2021

Ashburton Youth Council will

provide avoice foryoung

people in thedistrict.

The new committee ranges in

agefrom 11 to 23 and will drive

youth council activities,help

organise events, liaise with

Ashburton DistrictCouncil and

address issues facing young

people in thedistrict.

They have awide range of

intereststhatinclude drama,

sailing, dance,softball, karate,

volleyballand chess.

The group’s chairman is

20­year­old Michael Baker, who

worksfor Des Kruger Tree

Services.Heissupported by

Ashburton College Year 11

studentsHenryGoodes and

Lara Shierlaw, who arecodeputiesand

have respective

eventand community liaison

dutiesaswell.

Former Borough School

student Maddie Page, now in

herfirst year at Ashburton

College, has takenonthe

secretary role, and 20­year­old

Beatrice Bernarte,who works

at Rosebank Resthome, is

global ambassador.

Other members include Mt

Hutt College’sAbbie Wilson­

James, who is submissions coordinator,

and JohnMagyaya

from Ashburton College, who is

in charge of onlinemedia and is

assisted by Alex Cojocary, the

youngest member on the

council.

Theothermembers are

17­year­old Ila Cabalse,

23­year­old DomCotter, St

Joseph's School pupil Sophia

Aguila,Janre Lim and Anna

Tu’amoheloa,both MountHutt

College, and Ashburton College

deputy headgirl Easterlin

Faamausili.

Theyouth council will meet

on the firstWednesday of each

month andtwo district

councillors, Cr Diane

Rawlinson and Cr Lynette

Lovett, will support them.

Above: The 2021 Ashburton

Youth Council, flanked by

district councillors, Diane

Rawlinson (left) and Lynette

Lovett.

Lions boost shuttle fund

Lions clubs from aroundMid

Canterbury have banded

together to supportthe

Canterbury West Coast Cancer

Society’s shuttle service.

Local clubs are amongthe 23

Lions clubs from aroundthe

South Island to donate $13,000

to the service, which provides

free transport forpatients

stayinginthe society’s

accommodation to and from

radiation and chemotherapy

appointments at Christchurch

Hospital.

Janice Porter­Hoare,

fundraising and events

manager for the Cancer

Society’s CWC division, said

that the Lions Clubs’ significant

donation was ahuge help

towards funding the $65,000

required to operate theshuttle

each year.

“Theshuttle currently

operatesfrom 7.30am until 9pm

Monday to Friday, which

translates to approximately

16,000 individual patient trips.

Given that the patients we are

providing our servicefor come

from all over the South Island,

including Mid and South

Canterbury, the West Coast and

Nelson/Marlborough, it is

fabulous to see localLions

Clubs from these regions

supporting this service,” she

said.

Ashburton CountyLions Club

representative Christine

Stewart, 1st ViceDistrict

Governorfor District 202J,

visited Daffodil Housetosee

theshuttleservice in action

andaccepted acertificate of

thanks from theCancer Society

on behalf of the contributing

Lions clubs.

MrsStewart said that like

mostpeople she had family

members and colleagues who

had been diagnosed with

cancer.

“Our club members are

happy to support the Cancer

Society shuttle serviceasyou

just neverknowwhensomeone

in your community is going to

need it.”

It is the fourth consecutive

year that the Lions clubs have

donated to theshuttleservice.

The firstdonation was

organised by the late John

Cramond from Motueka in 2017

after he used the shuttle

servicehimself while having

cancer treatment in

Christchurch.

The societyisexpecting

demandfor the shuttle service

to grow evenfurtherthisyear.

Right: Ashburton County Lions

Club representative Christine

Stewart accepts acertificate of

thanks from Janice Porter­

Hoare of the Canterbury West

Coast Cancer Society.

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Work starts on Mt Somers Hall

Earthquake strengthening

and refurbishment work is

underway on the Mt Somers

Hall.

Scaffolding is up and

strengtheningworkisbeing

carriedout onthe facade of

the building.

Steel reinforcements have

beenaddedand asbestos that

was usedfor fireprotection

on thehallprojectorhas

beenremovedfromthe

building.

In October 2020 the Mt

SomersReserveBoard

received agrantfromthe

Government’s Provincial

Growth Fund (PGF) of

$89,353.13tocover the

upgrade project.

Thefunding willenablethe

supperroomtobefreshened

up,coverdemolition of a

chimney andpainting work.

Mt Somers Reserve Board

memberChris Murphy said

the project had started

earlier this month and was

expected to be completedby

mid­April.

The boardwas grateful for

the PGFfundingithad

receivedvia Ashburton

DistrictCouncil, which

would help withthe muchneededfreshenupofthe

community facility.

The work would be

‘‘sympathetic’’tothe building

andtothe casual passerby

therewould benoreal

difference.

There would also be

improvements to thelighting

and kitchenarea.

MrMurphysaid the PGF

fundingprettymuch covered

the entire refurbishment

costsofthe projectand would

helppreserve thehistoric

valueofthe hall.

The Mt Somers Hall was

opened in 1922.

The Mt Somers Hall under

scaffolding.

PHOTO MICK JENSEN

Historic hui for mayors, runanga

Ashburtonmayor Neil Brownhas been

partofanhistoric meeting between

Canterburymayors andPapatipu

Runanga leaders.

The Canterbury Mayoral Forumheld a

hui with thechairs of Canterbury’s10

Papatipu Runanga at SelwynDistrict

Council lastweek.

It was the first time the mayors and

runanga leadershavecometogether in

this way.

While many individual councils and

mana whenua have enduring and solid

relationships already, thetwo Canterburywide

leadership groups have not met and

engaged as acollectiveuntil now.

The purposeofthe hui was to start

buildingamoreformal relationship and

focused on getting to know each other and

understandingthe roles that each other

play in their communities.

Mayors and chairs shared information

about their backgrounds, leadership roles,

their council or takiwa areas, and their

priorities for the future of Canterburyand

its people.

Chair of the mayoral forum Selwyn

mayor SamBroughton said the hui had

given the group astrongfoundationto

build on.

‘‘Havingthe chairs of the Papatipu

Runanga andmayoral forum membersin

one room established agreat platform

fromwhich we can work together for the

greater wellbeingofour peopleand land.’’

Liz Brown, chairofTeTaumutu

Runanga,saiditwas avery positive and

constructive meeting.

“This lays the beginnings of the

foundation for aTiriti oWaitangibased

partnershipwhere we can participate at

theconceptual designstage rather than

after the mahi hascommenced.”

Mayorsand Papatipu Runanga chairs all

agreed the valueinfostering the growing

relationship and haveagreed to meet

regularly to continuethe dialogue

together.

Mr Broughton said he felt astrongsense

of commitment to work in partnership

toward shared goals.

‘‘While we might be able to go fast

separately,wecan go much further

together.’’

Above: At the historic meeting were (from

left) Dan Gordon (Waimakariri mayor),

Marie Black (Hurunui mayor), Neil Brown

(Ashburton mayor), Chevy Allen (Te

Runanga oKaikoura GM), John Henry

(chair of Te Runanga oArowhenua), Sam

Broughton (Selwyn mayor), Justin Tipu

(chair of Te Runanga oMoeraki), Liz Brown

(chair of Te Taumutu Runanga), Matiu

Payne (chair of Te Runanga o

Koukourarata), Tania Wati (chair of Ngai

Tuahuriri Runanga), Craig Mackle

(Kaikoura mayor), Graham Smith

(Mackenzie mayor), Nigel Bowen (Timaru

mayor), Lianne Dalziel (Christchurch

mayor), Jenny Hughey (Environment

Canterbury chair), Jo McLean (chair of Te

Runanga oWaihao), Hariata Kahu (chair of

Te Runanga oKaikoura).

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Quakes’

10-year

milestone

Mid Canterbury people are

invited to mark the10­year

anniversaryofthe February 22,

2011earthquake with afree

visittoQuake City, Canterbury

Museum’sspecialexhibition

about the Canterbury

Earthquakes.

Thanks to support from major

sponsor theEarthquake

Commission (EQC), admission

charges to Quake Citywill be

waivedon February 22.

QuakeCity has had some

updates aheadofthe 10­year

anniversary. Additions include

asculptural wall of orangeroad

cones in the entryway anda

slideshow of buildings,

artworksand streetscapes

showing howOtautahi

Christchurch haschanged in

the decade since the

earthquakes.

Anumber of Cantabrianswho

recount their experiences on

February22,2011inthe film

12.51, which runs in the

exhibition, have been

reinterviewed andfeatureina

new short film reflectingon

how their lives have changed in

the last decade.

Museum director Anthony

Wright hopes people around

the region takeupthe

opportunity tovisit Quake City

and reflect on the decade since

the February quake.

“TheFebruaryquake was a

tragedy that continues to affect

the lives of Cantabrians, so it’s

important thatwehaveaplace

to tell the storiesofthe

earthquakes and appropriate

that we mark the 10­year

anniversarywith free entry.

Quake City has somesobering

reminders of what we lost in the

earthquakes, but also of the

challenges we overcameby

pulling together.”

Mr Wright said EQC’s

sponsorship is notonly

enabling freeentry on the

anniversary, buthas also

helped us to refocus Quake City

on the domestic marketafter

losing 80 percent of its visitors

from overseas, due to Covid­19

travelrestrictions.

EQC’s chief resilience and

researchofficer Jo Horrocks

said that buildingknowledge

and resilience in the

community is akey focus for

EQC.

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Waitangi Day celebrations at marae

Hundreds of people youngand

old headed out to Hakatere

marae on Saturday afternoon to

celebrate Waitangi at the Pa.

Itwas afun event to welcome

peopletothe marae.

They enjoyedshared kai,

musical performances and

somefamily­focused activities

which were supported by

organisations andgroups with

displays, raffles and afew

marketstalls.

Hakatere Marae chair

Michelle Brett waspleased

with community turnout and

praised the day’s organising

sub­committee Celia Colcord,

Rana Kohunuiand Ellie Smith

and the host of volunteerson

hand to bring it all together.

There were performances by

Ashburtonfive­piece band

PacificTribal, members of the

Cook Island Mid Canterbury

group, members of Man Up did

arousing haka andcadets from

the Ashburton Cadet Unit

demonstrated tug of war. There

was also volleyball, aslippery

slideandabouncycastle set up

for play.

Waitangi at the Pa organising sub­committee members Celia Colcord, Rana Kohunui and Ellie Smith with items in the Taonga Maori

raffle at Hakatere Marae.

Left: Cook Island Mid Canterbury group performs, and above: group patron and dance leader Ruta

Tare in action at Hakatere Marae. Mr Tare is also secretary for the Cook Island Christian Church.

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Tipene Philip (centre) welcomes the community on to Hakatere Marae.


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Health battle for car club stalwart

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

ShayneAdams is counting

down the weeksuntil the

annual AutoSparks Street

Sprints in early May.

It’s the big racing eventofthe

year forthe AshburtonCar Club

and drawssometop driving

talentfrom aroundthe country

and boosts the Mid Canterbury

economy.

Entries have onlyjust opened

but as usual there has been a

surge of interestfor thelimited

spots. Suchisits popularity

thereisoftenawaiting list of

driverskeentorace.

It’s beenmade successful by

the organisational skills of club

life member, and president

Shayne, the support of his wife

Kim andfellowAshburtonCar

Club committeeand members.

Thereisalot of work to do but

Shayneknows what needs to

happen even though this year

his healthisnotideal.He’son

addedoxygensupply at least

15­hours aday due to chronic

obstructive pulmonary disease

(COPD). It’s an inflammatory

lung diseasethat causes

breathing difficulty.

He was diagnosed more than

15 yearsago but it’s

deteriorated and he’s now on

palliative care.

Shayne and Kim have nothing

but praise for the workofthose

at AshburtonHospital who

have bent over backwards to

help withShayne’s health and

wellbeing since beinginand

out of hospital in the past two

months.

“They’ve been fantastic,” Kim

said.

Shayne, 56,iscar club

president and involvedsince he

was around 16 years old,

despite not being aparticularly

good racing cardriver or

mechanicallyminded.

As aself­confessed

‘‘wayward’’ kid he gotinvolved

in the club through his uncle

Wayne and has not looked back.

It’s kept himout of trouble.

He hasalso been caretaker/

groundsman at the Ashburton

A&P Showgroundsfor the last

13 yearsbut resigned in

December due to deteriorating

health.

“We’veenjoyedour time

there, Ionly wish we didn’t

have to leave under the

circumstances,” he said.

He took over frompast

caretaker Dick Sharpe. The

grounds were used by the

associationinsummerand

leased by the Mid Canterbury

Rugby Unionoverwinter.Both

have different requirements.

It has also been used fortruck

shows, motorhome shows, dog

shows and as an agricultural

training ground, amongother

uses.

Shaynetookonthe role after

getting diagnosed with COPD,

identified after he got

pneumonia while working in a

Kiwifruit coolstore in the North

Island.Hehad just been

offered the managerrole but

could not acceptit.

Thedoctor told himthen if he

continued working in the

coolstore environmenthe

would be dead in six months.

He, along with Kim and their

13­monthold son Corey, moved

to back to hometown Ashburton

where the caretaker role came

up. It was asteeplearning

curve.

It was only made better with

guidance fromA&P committee

member andgrounds manager

Tim Lovett,and by experience ­

then eventually better

equipment.

Thefamily (daughterKaitlyn

arrived in time for their first

AshburtonA&P Show in 2007),

lived in the caretaker house on

site and, aheadofthatfirst

show, push­mowedthe lawnin

frontofthe pavilionand the

embankment.

In the earlydays the A&P

showwas on Friday and

Saturday andahorse show was

on Sunday. Therewere

windows to clean, bushesto

prune and stablestoready.

Theywalked for miles during

the first show weekend witha

fully stockedthree­wheeler

pramcarting supplies to keep

ablution blocks fully stocked

and cleaned, Kim said.

Theassociation latergot a

ride on mowerand abuggy for

use duringshowperiods.

Shaynequickly learnedabout

ground preparation andthe

best times to mowandwater the

grounds ahead of eventsfor the

best conditions.

Plus Tim was always on hand

to help with problems and point

Shayneinthe right direction.

Now the grounds are often

praised for their pristine

condition and notably no stones

Shayne Adams in his former caretaker role at the Ashburton A&P Showgrounds.

by horse showorganisers.

It’s considered one of the best

horse show venuesinthe South

Island, whichishigh praise.

The Adamstake greatpride

in that. It tookalot of work.Kim

still removes stones from grass

when shesees them. It’s

become ahabit.

Shayne's COPD is likely

caused from many years

working in aflour mill (he was

in charge of wheat intake) and

of course, smoking, but it was

exacerbated by working in subzero

temperaturesincoolstores

afterwards.

Since leaving the caretaker

roleShayne has been in

hospital at least six times.

He is not onewho shies away

from abattle so is taking his

newsituationone step at a

time.

He has the supportofKim,as

well as the car club committee

andmembers.

He is passionate about the

sportand the club which has

been around for 65 years. It has

an impressive 73 active

members. It was the first clubof

national rally driver Hayden

Paddon.

Many of whom like itsfamilyfriendly

environment and that

it encourages young members

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Car Club event. Pictured left is his wife Kim. PHOTO CINDY LOVETT PHOTOGRAPHY

to get behind the wheelsafely –

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Andthey have afull annual

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including the UpperDowns

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Ashburton residents will soon

be serviced bynew wastewater

pipes with bigger capacity for

a growing urban population,

thanks to a$10 million project

starting this year.

TheCouncil is carryingout theAshburton

Relief Sewer (ARS) project on the eastern

sideoftownwiththehelpofa$7.98million

Government grant from the three waters

reform stimuluspackage.

Theupgrades will see largerpipes ranging

from 600 to 800 millimetres in diameter

installed underground for 5.1 kilometres,

starting at the new Ashburton River

crossing pipeline on Milton Road South

andending on Bridge Street in Netherby.

The work will disrupt vehicle access on

Milton Road South at various stages of the

project,with road closures planned forthe

Beach RoadEast intersection andWakanui

Road intersection. Parts ofAlbert Street

will also be impacted.

Council has contracted Ashburton

Contracting Ltd (ACL) and Seipp

Construction Ltd tocomplete the work,

which is expected to finish inMarch 2022.

Council Infrastructure Services Group

Manager, Neil McCann says the ARS is

a continuation of the major upgrades

Council has been carrying out to

future-proof Ashburton's wastewater

infrastructure.

"The ARS has been abig project on our

books for some time and with the River

Crossing and Pump Station project now

complete,wecan start installing the larger

pipes around town thatwill transport our

wastewaterall the wayunder theriver to

the newpump station."

Ashburton District Mayor, Neil Brown

says the Council isvery pleased to have

the backing of the Government, which is

covering 80 per cent of the project costs.

"When the first tranche of the three waters

reform funding wasannounced,wesawa

good opportunity to save some money for

ratepayers and wewere delighted to be

awarded such asignificant sum."

Preparation work has begun at the riverendofMilton

Road South and thisstretch

of road to BeachRoadEast will eventually

be closed to the publicwhilethe pipes are

installed.

The Ashburton/Hakatere River Track will

remain open to trail-users, howeveraccess

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Majorinfrastructure future-proofing project set

to start in Ashburton

will be unavailable via MiltonRoadSouth.

Council will provide further details of the

upcoming road closuresanddetour routes

as the project progresses.

To stay up-to-date on theAshburtonRelief

Sewer project, visit the Council website

ashburtondc.govt.nz/ARS.

Newplayground

equipment forRakaia

The popular Rakaia Salmon

Site on State Highway One is

set to feature new playground

equipment for families to

enjoy, as the Council gets to

work removing some of the old

equipment.

Starting next week, Council will be

removing the old swing, slideand seesaw

which are nolonger in good condition.

The replacement play equipment will

be ordered as soon asthe designs are

finalised.

The updated equipment forms part of

the $958,000 enhancements being made

to the reserve, which include new public

toilets, footpaths, solar-powered rubbish

bins, Rakaia history signage, additional

seating and landscaping.

Council is investing $198,000 from

existing budgets to the enhancement

project, with the remainder covered bya

$740,000 Tourism InfrastructureFund(TIF)

Government grant and a$20,000 donation

from the Rakaia Lions.

Council Community Services Group

Manager, Steve Fabish says the new

equipmentwillhelpfreshenupthesalmon

sitefor visitors.

"Some of the equipment has dated and

isn't in good enough condition anymore,

so new equipment will make a big

differencetothe park'soutlook."

The reserve's new 10-pan toilet facilities

were openedinOctober last year andnew

footpathsare continuingtobeinstalled.

The Council is aiming to have the

playground readybyJuly2021.

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LowerHakatere to

receiveCouncil drinking

water service

Ashburton District Council has

begun extending its Upper

Hakatere water service totheir

neighbours in Lower Hakatere

in amove that will help ensure

safe drinking water for more

residents.

Lower Hakatere,located at the Ashburton/

Hakatere river-mouth on the east coast

of the district is currently serviced by a

privatewatersupply,butagreaternational

emphasis on drinking water standards

and compliancehas promptedthe Council

to take over the servicebyconnecting the

villagetoits Upper Hakaterescheme.

Infrastructure Services Group Manager,

Neil McCann said, "We are pleased to be

optimising the use ofour existing water

treatment infrastructure toservice more

peopleinthis community.

"Once completed, all Hakatere residents

will have access to water that undergoes

the treatment, testing and infrastructure

maintenancethatweprovideourschemes.

This is areally beneficial upgrade."

Ashburton ContractingLtd (ACL), working

on behalf of the Council, started the

project on Tuesday 9February and are

expected to finish upinthree weeks.

The upgrade involves installing a 230

metre long connection from the current

treatment facility off River Road heading

east towardsthe Lower Hakaterehuts.

Upper Hakatere residents will experience

atemporary water shutdown when the

connection isswitched on, but advance

notice will be given before this is carried

out.

The project does not impact any roads and

is being carried out on Council land.

After the new connection is finished, the

private supply will be switched off at a

later date when residents are ready to

be transferred onto the new combined

scheme.

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Colouring competition to celebrate farmers supporting farmers

MidCanterbury Rural SupportTrustisrunninga

primary schoolcolouring competition to celebrate

farmers supporting farmers,and raiseawareness about

the organisation.

It is for children aged fiveto12yearsold, in three age

group categories,and has a$50 prize foreach winning

agegroup pupil and their school.

All eligible children are encouraged to attend.

Rural Support TrustMid Canterburyco­ordinator

Frances Beeston said the competition was to celebrate

thework done by Rural Support Trust which useslocal,

rural people familiarwithissues to helpothers in all

kinds of situations get through their currentchallenges.

There is aMid Canterburybased team workingona

roster system to manthe trust’s free phone line which

is available 24/7.

The0800telephone numberis(0800 787254).

Ms Beeston hasdeliveredthe colouring competition

forms to all primary schools around the district.

Completedentries canbehanded into eachschool

andclose on February 26.

Zonta female art award finalists chosen

The finalists have been selected

for this year’s Zonta Ashburton

Female Art Awards (ZAFAA),

with the 92 entries nowwhittled

downto 43.

Some 24 of the finalists

qualify for the premier award

and the rest are eligible for the

young generationaward.

The finalists have been

selectedbyjudges for an

exhibition which runs from

March 6to April 6.

ZAFAA seeks to raise the

status of female visual artists

andto acknowledge the

contribution women make to

art.

The premier award finalists

are: Susan Badcock, Amie

Blackwell, Jen Bowmast, Kara

Burrowes, Lucy Dolan Kang,

Edwards+Johann, PollyGilroy,

JacquelynGreenbank, Karen

Greenslade,Lee Harper,

MiKyung Jang, Mandy Joass,Ina

Johann, Donna­Marie

Patterson,Lisa Patterson,

Rachel Ratten, Della Rees, Kate

Rivers, Olivia IsabelSmith,

Nicola Thorne, Akkyvan der

Velde, Lucinda Webber, Jenny

Wilsonand Holly Zandbergen.

Young generationaward

finalists are: Isabella Breese,

Rosetta Brown, Theanine

Durven,Harriet Eglinton,

Brietta Freeman, Olivia­Rose

Hargest­Slade, Sophie

Hamilton, Mia Heywood, Emma

Kim, Monica Koster, Yixuan Li,

Hannah Margison, Payge

Ovenstone,Ella Reeves, Phoebe

Rolleston,Abby Ross, Jorja

Shadbolt, Alice Wareing and

Victoria Wareing.

The awardwinners will be

announced at the exhibition

opening on March5at 7pm at

Ashburton Art Gallery.

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RSA keen to promote its facilities

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The last 12 months have

createdaneed for changeatthe

AshburtonRSA,president

Merv Brenton says.

It’s an issue that has been

buildingfor yearsasmembers’

aged and few members joined.

The105­year­old RSAhas its

roots steepedin military

tradition and it has a

reasonably healthy

membership with close to 600

members. But around60

percentofthose were made up

of over 60­year olds.

Two­thirds were associate

members (notcurrentorexdefence

forces), Mr Brenton

said,whichwas fine. People did

not have to have abackground

in themilitarytojoin.

Richard Carterand Pat

Baker havebeen associate

members since themid­1970s.

Both their fathers were

servicemen.

The menboth enjoy catching

up with friends on club night,

having ayarn and“enjoying the

joviality”,Richard said. And

there was often awin or twoin

the raffles.

They also enjoyedthe

friendlinessofRSA members,

and pricesatthe bar weregood.

Mr Baker’s daughter

Stephanie joined at aged 18 –

having been visiting theRSA as

achild with her parents ­and

has had friends join since.

She enjoys the social

atmosphere and entertainment.

There is ajunior membership

available to children from aged

13.

Ex­Navy chef Annette

Cunningham has also joined

through Stephanie, alongwith

Sam Mui.

Annette spent five yearsas

chef serving up to 150 crewon

New Zealand Navy ships.

During her timeshe travelled

round Vanuatu,Philippines

and Australian waters.

The atmosphere at theRSA

hailed back to her time in the

defence forcesand offered a

friendly socialenvironmentto

relax in.

Both Annette and Lou Lucas,

who moved to Ashburtonfrom

Enjoying club night at the Ashburton RSA are (from left) Stephanie

Baker, Annette Cunningham, Lou Lucas and Alycia Millichamp, 11.

Feilding, found the RSAa

comfortable space to bring

their children.

Grant Cockburn regularly

plays pool againsthis daughter

Gemma­Lea, 12, at the RSA. She

is apool shark in themaking, he

joked.

Butit’s agreat chance for

them to bond.

Cezarne Rodgers, the

Ashburton Cadet Unit Leader,

had membership throughher

defence force role.

Shedealt with many of the

members atthe RSA through

her cadet force role, but was

also pleased for aplacetorelax

in comfortable surroundings.

Existing members have been

alifeline for theAshburton

RSA, luckyenoughtohavea

freehold property in acentral

Ashburton site.

It’s awarm family­friendly

environment.

Butitwas moreyounger

members whichwereneededto

be sustainable. Those who used

the RSA on aregularbasis and

also allowed the club achance

to grow.

“Lookingforward we need

new members,” MrBrenton

said.

Mr Brenton andvicepresident

AllanJohnstone

know theclub hasalottooffer.

There were sectionswhich met

regularly and coveredmost

interests among members.

Theyincludedcards (500 and

euchre), indoor bowls, pool,

darts, golf and travel.

There was alsoasocial

women’s section anda

compulsory military training

section which met monthly for

outings.

However most people were

unawareofthe RSAasahidden

gem and its future potential.

Theyhad full bar facilities

with 14 gamingmachines, four

pooltables, dart boards, live

monthly entertainment and a

family restaurant serving

delicious affordablefood

throughout theweek.

Jackson’s Bistro, run by

sisters Sheryl, Sam and Jenny,

offer mouthwatering meals

cookedfresh onsite to RSA

patrons every Wednesday

lunchtime,and Thursdayand

Saturday evenings from 5.30pm

to 8pm.Theyalsodofunction

catering.

There wasalsoacourtesy van

running to all four corners of

the Ashburton township from

Thursday to Saturday from

4pm.Thursday nightClub Night

was popular during the week

but the RSA had also

introduced acorporate

membership for companiesand

workplaces,whichdrewinnew

members on other nights,

especially Fridays.

Jackson's Bistro sisters Jenny and Sheryl in action on club night.

Gemma­Lea Cornelius watches dad Grant Cockburn take his shot

during pool play.

The men were keen to

increase corporate

memberships too.

As wellasbeing asocial hub

to members,the RSA was

equipped to help with any

welfare needs for ex­service

people and their families,Mr

Brenton said.

However the service was

often under­utilised by those

entitled to use it which was

upsetting.

He encouraged any past

servicepersonnelortheir

families in need to make

contact.

They had waystohelp.

“We areopen to ideas,” Mr

Brentonsaid, of makingthe

RSA thrive into the future.

There is no point in us

putting on something, or

starting something no­one

wants, he said.

TheRSA would like to hear

from people keen to join or

those with ideas to boost the

use of the club facilities.They

can be contacted through the

RSA although people can apply

online through the RSA

website.

We wouldlove to try to

accommodate people, Mr

Brentonsaid.

Agility dogs stars of show

LOCAL LISTENING

Plenty of happy dogs and owners departed

the Ashburton showgrounds on Sunday after

the two­day Mid Canterbury Dog Agility

Championships.

The show was run by the Mid Canterbury

Dog Training Club and spokesperson Debbie

Woods said nearly 300 dogs took part in a

variety of events.

Local winners included Tom Wilson and

his dog Gary, who were competing in their

first championship show. They picked up a

first and third in jumping classes and a

second for novices.

Other club members to finish in the top

placings were Kirsten Drysdale with Amber

and Ailsa, Debbie with Bikkie, Oi and Russel,

Carol O’Connor and Shaye, Sharon Dron and

Kit and Caroline Sinclair and Poppy.

The club runs classes teaching family pets

domestic manners; one is due to start in

Ashburton on Monday and another is

scheduled for Methven at the end of the

month.

The next big mission for the club will be an

obedience event, to be held in the Tinwald

Domain on March 27 and 28.

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Boats on the water for ramp fundraiser

Little Rakaia Boating Club president Graeme Patterson is planning

aclub day to raise funds for the final stage of the boat ramp rebuild.

PHOTO FILE

Jetboat andairboat rides along

with boatingeventssuchasa

giant slalom and poker runs will

feature during the Little Rakaia

Boating Club club day next

month.

The event is open to the

public and will be held at the

Rakaia Huts Lagoon on March 7,

from 10am to 4pm. It is to help

raise funds for the finalstage of

the boat ramp rebuild.

Once completed the boat

rampwill have cost around

$340,000.

There will also be abouncy

castle, acake stall, achocolate

wheel as well as barbecuefood,

coffee and softdrinksfor

purchase.

Club president Graeme

Patterson saidthe first and

second stages of the rebuild

were done in 2018 andthe final

stage has been thepriority for

the club over the past two years.

The club members have

raised 85 percentofthe funds

but around $50,000 was still

required to complete the final

stage.

The final stage fundraiser

received aboost when the club

received $35,000 as the

recipient of fundsraised by

Ellesmere Lionsand their

annual charity golf day at the

Ellesmere Golf Course.

Other funds have come from

the RATA Foundation($30,000)

and theLotteriesGrant Board

($145,000) helped with funding

applications by Sarah Wylie

Social Research.

The balance of the funds in

hand have come from the club

members’ annual subscriptions,

fundraising, member and

community donations.

‘‘Without the help and

backing fromlocal businesses,

the local andwider community

none of thefunding would have

been possible.’’

The club day will feature

events on the water but there

will also be the ever­popular

chocolate wheel offering

whitebait andchocolate treats

as well as other more significant

prizes to win. No eftpos, cash

only.

Alpine airboats will also be

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for rides throughout the day.

‘‘The Little Rakaia Boating

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welcoming visitors to Little

Rakaia Huts to enjoy aday in

the sun and to watch or

participate in the events.’’

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Former local now minister in Kurow

SANDY.EGGLESTON

@alliedpress.co.nz

Ajourney that started in Papua New

Guinea about 40 years ago and has led

to Kurow is thebeginningofanew

trailfor Lee Kearon.

The former Mid Canterburywoman

was commissionedasalocal

ordained minister at Kurow’s St

Stephen’sPresbyterian church

recently.

Mrs Kearon, whowas born in

Australia,said she felt the call to

pastoral ministry when she was about

14 and living in PapuaNew Guinea.

“I justhad areal sense that God

wantedmetodothis and the odd

thingisIdidnot know another female

minister,” Mrs Kearonsaid.

She immigrated to New Zealand in

1978 andlater married her first

husband.

In the 1990s when she was livingon

afarm at Rakaia, theReverend

Johanna VanDer Kley, was

appointed to the Presbyterian

church, Mrs Kearonattended.

“She was able to show us what

ministry looked likefromthe inside.

“That wasanamazing startfor me

andthings sort of grew togetherat

that point.”

By 1997 she hadmoved to

Ashburton and started talking with

her churchleaders about how she

could train to beaminister.

The first stepwas to put hername

forwardtothe Presbyterian church

committee who selected potential

candidates for nationally ordained

ministry.

“I was notsuccessful at that stage.”

Shedid win apastoralassistant

position at St Andrew’s Presbyterian

Church in Gorein2000 and worked

there for several years.

When the contract was finished at

St Andrew’s she movedto

Invercargill and worked in a

resthome laundry.

In 2005 after marrying second

husband Clive, Mrs Kearonmoved

back to Gore and busied herself with

church activitiesand other groups

including the GoreFarmers’ Market.

In the following 15 years she made

several attempts to be considered as

acandidate for national ordained

ministry but was unsuccessful.

“When you are initially

unsuccessful at something you go

backtothe drawingboard and you

ask thequestion is this whatI’m still

calledtodo?”

Each time she wassureshe was on

the right track and so she persevered.

‘‘A sense of callsometimes takes

timeand patience to evolve and

discern.’’

In 2013 thecouple movedto

Outramwhere she became involved

with theMaungatua and Kurow

parishes.

Finallythe dooropened for her to

be ordained asalocal minister.

“Whatever ministry path you

follow it’s aseries of steps, it’sa

seriesofconversations. You don’t

knowthe endfrom the beginning.”

It was agreat feeling to have

reached her dream.

“I haveafeeling the journey isonly

justbeginning.”

Mrs Kearon willcontinuetolive in

Outrambut willwork inKurow 12

hoursaweek.

Former Mid Canterbury woman Lee Kearon has

taken up the position of local ordained minister

in the Kurow Presbyterian parish.

Health

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Affordable dental care

Oak GroveDental has been offering affordable

dental carefor clients with dentistryneeds from

around the districtand beyond.And is getting

rave reviews.

Thenew dental clinic,onthe corner of Oak

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dental treatments,hygienist services,root

canals,crowns and bridge work.

They take time to explain process without the

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Hisbusiness prides itself on being afriendly and

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Clients who have already used the service

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Award for tennis stalwart

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Mid Canterburytennis

stalwart Chris

Anderson has been

recognised with a

serviceawardfrom the

New Zealand Tennis

Umpires Association.

The tennis veteran,

who has coached the

game for more than 35

years, first got involved

in the officiating side in

2008.

She completedher

national refereeing

certificate in 2012 and

with her knowledge and

experience can act as

the umpire,

tournament director

and score gamesif

needed.

‘‘Youneed to know

the rules of tennisand

also whentoapply

them.

‘‘Forme, the best

tournamentsare those

that run smoothly and

don’t require me to be

called out to court,’’

Chris said.

Ruleupdatesfive

years ago had been

designed to make the

umpirerole simpler

and rules were clearly

defined.

Occasionally she

neededtoget involved

on­court and then might

have to calm a

situation,ormake an

official call.

‘‘I do enjoy the

umpiringside and Isee

it as away to give back

to the gamethat Ihave

known all my life.’’

She had attended

many tournaments over

the years, including a

number overseas, and

understood whatwent

on behind the scenes.

Chris was born and

brought up in atennisplaying

family at

Lowcliffe.

Tennisisvery much

in her bloodand she

had spent countless

hours on courtplaying,

coachingand

officiating.

She coached at the

Ashburton Trust Tennis

Centre for over10years

from 2005 and later

continuedcoaching at

the Methven Club and

at nearbyschools.

‘‘I decided during

covid that Iwould pack

in the coachingand

take things alittle

easier.

‘‘I’m keentokeep up

the umpiring and I’ll

still do the drawsand

help run local

tournaments.’’

Chris is not playing

too much tennis either

these days and has

swapped the tennis

racquet for the golf

Chris Anderson withher 10 plus years service

award certificate.

club.

She plays at

Ashburton Golf Club

and enjoysregular

nine­hole social

matches.

Her front nine

handicap is 10 and her

back nine handicapis

nine.

RESULTS

Softball

Hampstead Slow Pitch:

Friday 5th February:

Marines &Angels 22-11 Laser Attack.

Hakatere Hitters 21-16 The Reigning

Champs. S&Giggles Vs Hakatere Hitters

(Deferred.)

Mid Canterbury Softball Competition:

Saturday 6th February:

Devon Tavern Hampstead Heat 12-6

Fairfield Ragamuffins. Panthers 21-10

Fairfield Ratbags. Devon Tavern Hampstead

Phoenix 9-8 Demons Rebels.

Points tables

Mid Canterbury Softball -

Under 13s: Hampstead Braves 31,

Demons 15, Fairfield 14, Panthers 11.

Under 16s: Demons Cardinals 17,

Fairfield 13, Hampstead All Stars 9.

Senior mixed: Hampstead Heat 38,

Panthers 30, Fairfield Ragamuffins 26,

Fairfield Ratbags 25, Hampstead

Phoenix 20, Demons Rebels 10.

Hampstead slow pitch:

Marines and Angels 36, S and

Giggles 29, Laser Attack 25, Hawkies

Hawks 22, Hakatere Hitters 17, The

Reigning Champs 11.

Cycling

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers 3rd

Feb Wednesday night Training Ride,

16km, 19 riders:

1st John Uden CT. 31.22. HT. 6m.

RT. 25m 22s; 2nd Doug Coley CT. 31.23.

HT. 6m. RT. 25m 23s; 3rd Chris Reid CT.

31.23. HT. 6m. RT. 25m 23s; 4th Nick

Squires CT. 31.24. HT. 3.30m. RT. 27m

54s; 5th Mark Smitheram CT. 31.45. HT.

6m. RT. 25m 45s; 6th Nigel Chatterton

CT. 32.05. HT. 3.30m. RT. 28m 35s; 7th

Ron Kennedy CT. 32.21. HT.2m. RT.

30m 21s; 8th Brent Hudson CT. 32.22.

HT. 2m. RT. 30m 22s; 9th James Reid

CT.32.30. HT. Go. RT. 32m 30s; 10th

Tony Ward CT.32.38. HT. 9.35m.

RT.23m 03s F/T; 11th Larry Neal CT.

32.38. HT. 9.35m. RT. 23m 03s 2f/t; 12th

Michael Gallagher CT.32.44. HT. 9.35m.

RT. 23m 09s 3f/t; 13th Michelle Knight

CT. 32.45. HT. 7.40m. RT. 25m 05s 4f/t;

14th Ed Hobson CT.32.46. HT. 7.40m.

RT. 25m 06s; 15th Bridget Sheed

CT.32.52. HT. 2m. RT. 30m 52s; 16th

Nick Grijns CT. 33.42. HT. 7.40m. RT.

26m 02s; 17th Debbie Skinner CT. 33.56.

HT. 3.30m. RT. 30m 26s; 18th Andy

Skinner CT. 33.56. HT. 3.30m RT. 30m

26s; 19th Richard Begg CT. 34.50. HT.

6m. RT. 28m 50s.

Ashburton Golf Club

Saturday 6February

The winner ofthe Gordon Blacklow

Memorial Trophy was Thomas Bird with

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41 stableford points. Other winning

scores were: Stewart Dunlop 40; Dennis

Mably, Paul Clark and Peter Walker 39;

Eric Parr, Hamish Niles, Kevin Smith and

Royce Jamieson 38; George Brown,

Lindsay Stoddart, Dave Robertson and

Shane Beavan 37; Vince Carr, Bruce

Day, Perry Hunt, Neil MacDonald and

Gaby Jansen 36.

Top Woman: Marilyn Walker

Non Handicap Section: 1st John

Smith, 2nd Kevin Mates

Twos: Peter Walker, Jeff Hewitt, Jon

Bond and Brent Clarke.

Nearest The Pins: The 3 Stooges:

Jon Bond; Docks Bar and Seafood Grill:

Peter Walker; Value Plus Processing:

Brent Clarke; South Island Seeds: Ross

Chatterton; Property Brokers #6: Gordon

Crawford; Ton’s Thai Longest Putt #9:

Thomas Bird; Alluvial Restaurant Brent

Clarke

Nine Hole Results

The Harvey Bakehouse winner of the

day was Tonee Hurley with 23pts. Other

winning scores were: Sam and Oliver

Prince 21 pts each, Stewart Bennett 19

on c/b

Monday 8February

The winners of the Vauxhall Salver for

mixed pairs were: Mary Lou Watson &

Tim Newton.

Nett 66 Second were Jen Shepherd &

Bruce Day 66.5 on c/b from Karen McRae

&Hamish Niles.

In the Men’s section the winners

were: George Brown & Gavin Douglas

65.5 from Neil

MacDonald & Ben Niles 68.5 and

Ross Chatterton &Brendon Davidson 69.

9holers:

Last Thursday, the weather was not

the best, so we again fielded asmaller

number of players to play round one of

Jean Drummond Trophy (Putting) sponsored

by Flowers @the Gate by Tone'e.

The winner was Chris Anderson, on

countback (13) from Kath Read (13).

Third place was Tong King on countback

(15).

Coming up on Thursday 11th February,

Round 1 Heather Smith Trophy

(stableford) sponsored by Sega Golf and

Thursday 18th, astroke round sponsored

by Netherby Pharmacy.

Preparations are well under way for

the Ashburton Golf Club 9Hole Tournament

on 25th February. 9Hole members

of any club are invited to join us.

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Busy season for basketball boss

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Basketball fans who come along

to watch Ashburton College

senior teams’ home games this

season will have achance to

win $100 if they sink ashot from

half­way.

That’s one of the changes

ushered in by the new

president of Basketball Mid

Canterbury and Ashcoll senior

boys’ coach Mark ‘‘Roasty’’

Douglas.

He has long believed

basketball is the best sport on

the planet and he wantsto

share it with as many people as

possible.

Roasty says it’s asport that

offers opportunities to players

of all abilities,from those

wanting to playfor an American

collegetothose wantingtoplay

with their mates; and everyone

gets to be part of aglobal

basketball family. Evenifyou

don’t think that Le Bron James

is the greatest player of all

time.

The sport is gearing up for

another season and Roasty will

be busy.

Ashburton College will be

holdingtrials soon for its senior

boys’ and girls’ teams and his

son Brad will be hoping to

retain his place in the side.

Roasty says it bringsback

great memories of his own

playingdays when his dad

Gavin was acoachtoo.

‘‘Someofmyearliest

memories are playing

intermediate and miniballat

the sports hall. Iremember the

old man coachingand

managing the teamsIgot into

over the years. They are some of

my bestmemories, with blokes

like Tim Kenny, Wayne

Eddington,Rocket Rodgers and

Regan Stills.’’

Gavin was also president of

the basketball association.

Roasty is lookingforward to

the season ahead, especially

the Thompson Trophy and

WhelanTrophygames for the

Ashcoll sides.

This year will see new halftime

entertainment for home

games.Roasty’s jewelleryshop

Mark Douglas is primed for abusy basketball season and he couldn’t be happier.

Robilliards is putting $100 on

the line for lucky punters who

can nail ashot from half­way;

one spectator willbepulled

randomly from the crowd in the

girls’and then boys’ games to

have ago.

The secondary school sides

have been partofabig growth

in numbers playing the game at

Ashcoll. Last year nine sides

took part in competitions from

Timaru to Christchurch.

Pip Johnstonwill coach the

girls’side this year, while

Summer Anderson will take the

juniorgirls and Ben Ditmar the

juniorboys. AndrewShepherd

remains the teacher in charge

of basketball at the school.

The seniorboys’ side will be

aiming for aspot in division one

of the Thompson Trophy­the

competition has doubled since

it started and there are 24

teamsthis year,split into three

divisions. They are amixture of

teamsdevelopingtalent and

teamsrecruiting talent.

The school sides will also be

playing 3x3 basketball.

As presidentofBasketball

Mid Canterbury, Roasty keeps

an eye on growing the game

outside the school too.

Intermediate grade miniball

gets under way on March 1, with

games at OxfordStreet and EA

Networks Centre.

‘‘Last year we had 24 teamsin

this competitionbut they

missed playing because of

covid. We are expecting big

numbersbecausethey’ll be

keen to play.’’

To co­incidewith the start of

this competition,BBMC is

bringing down top national

coach Lori McDaniel, Wildcats’

coach Mel Downer and top

referee RebeccaMoon to run

coachingsessions.

Amixedsocial grade is

currentlyunder way,with nine

teams playing at OxfordStreet,

and the men’s senior

competition willrun again on a

Wednesday night starting in

April.

Roastysaid BBMC ran its

youth competitions free last

year, in responsetocovid

difficulties.

DRAWS

Softball

Hampstead Slow Pitch:

Friday12th February:

6.30pm: Devon Tavern

D.1:

S&Giggles Vs The

Reigning Champs.

6.30pm: LaserElectrical

D.2:

Laser Attack VsHawkies

Hawks

6.30pm: First National

RealEstate D.3:

Marines&Angels Vs

HakatereHitters

MidCanterburySoftball

Association:

Saturday 13thFebruary:

T­ball under7s:

9.30am: T.1:

Hampstead School Vs

Rakaia School

9.30am: T.2:

Borough School Vs

Tinwald­Longbeach

Schools

T­ball under 9s:

9.30am: T.3:

Hampstead School Vs

Rakaia School

9.30am: T.4:

Netherby School Vs

Hinds School

Under 13s:

9.30am: D.2:

Fairfield Vs Regent

Cinema Hampstead Braves

9.30am: D.3:

DemonsVsPanthers

Under16s:

11.00am: D.2:

AshburtonSubway

Hampstead AllStars Vs

Fairfield

DemonsBYE

Senior mixed:

1.00pm: D.2:

DevonTavern Hampstead

Heat VsDemonsRebels

1.00pm: D.3:

Fairfield RagamuffinsVs

Panthers

3.00pm: D.2:

DevonTavern Hampstead

Phoenix Vs Fairfield

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AshburtonGolf Club

Saturday/Sunday13/14

February

TheHarvey Norman 2day

tournamentwill be held.

Thedraw will beposted on

theGolfClub website and

posted at the club.

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at the same time

Softball on at Argyle Park

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Thursday delivering the Ashburton

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the health benefits!

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staff are also needed.

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Nathan Johnson, of Fairfield Ragamuffins, in action during Mid Canterbury Softball senior

mixed play competition against Hampstead Heat at Argyle Park on Saturday. The Heat went

on to win the game 12 to 6. In other play the Panthers beat Fairfield Ratbags 21 to 10 and

Devon Tavern Hampstead Phoenix beat Demons Rebels 9to8.

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CLUB NEWS

Ashburton BridgeClub

Thursday Evening –January

28th, Kops Trophy

1st Paul &Pauline Fergus, 2nd

Sue Rosevear&John Fechney,

3rd John Knight &Mary

Buckland, 4th Raylene Phillips

&Bev Turton, 5thTrish &

Maurice Small, 6th Peter Wilson

&Mike Holmes.

Monday Evening ­February

1st, Duplicate

1st Mervyn Jones&Paul

Leadley, 2nd Carolyn Cameron &

Georgina Black, 3rd Eric &

Wendy Parr, 4th Joyce Johnson

&Anne Gilbert, 5th Margaret &

John Rickard, 6th Bruce

Leighton&Bev Blair.

Tuesday Evening ­February

2nd, Duplicate

1st John &MargaretShearer,

2nd John McDonald &Derek

Newton, 3rd Mike Holdaway&

Leigh Wackrow, 4th Maryke

Blignault &IanDoel, 5th Jason

Vannini &SoniaGill, 6th Peter

Wilson &Evelyne Taylor.

Wednesday Afternoon ­

February3rd, 2rds, diff ptr

NS 1st Bev Macaulay &

Jeanette Lovett, 2nd Mary

Buckland &Rewa Kyle, 3rd

Rosemary McLaughlin &Judith

Edmond.

EW 1st Sue Rosevear &John

Fechney, 2ndMareeMoore &

Edna Segers, 3rd Wendy Parr &

Bev Turton.

Thursday Evening ­February

4th, Duplicate

NS ­1st Sue Rosevear&

Maryke Blignault, 2nd Jan de

Jong &RosemaryMcLaughlin,

3rd Debbie Seddon­Sewell &

Peter Downward.

EW ­1st Ian Doel &John

Shearer, 2nd PatJordan &Bill

Kolkman, 3rd Jan McClelland&

Mary Bruce.

AshburtonBowling Club

Lots of action in the past week!

As we write someofour men are

on an annual three day trip to

the West Coast andonTuesday,a

contingent of our ladies will also

takeathree­day trip to the West

Coast. We hope that they all

experience good weather and

great bowls!

As mentioned in last week’s

report, Ashburton ladies took

part in the Fancy Dress Foursat

Hinds on Wednesday the 3rd.

Ourteamnamed “Sportsters”

(great costumes)–HGoodall,J

Ryk, BSkilling, WHerriott ­

camesecond with 2wins,12

ends, and our team gleaned

together to make the

competition possible,named the

“Ringins” (in mufti) –GBody, M

Watson, AGibson, MKnox

(Allenton) –came thirdwith 2

wins, 11 ends! Andthe sun came

outaswefinished!Afun day

nevertheless.

Three Ashburton men’s finals

were played during the week.

The men’s Triples was won by

the teamofTonyBlain, Doug

Kinvig, Russell Lowe, the

runners up beingMurray

Anderson, John Kewish, George

Crack.

The men’s Fours was also

played and was won by the team

of Gavin Eder, John Smart, Colin

Bird, Winston Lee, the runners

up being Murray Anderson, Min

Hill, John Kewish, Alistair

McKenzie. Well done and

congratulationstoyou all,

gentlemen!

And on Saturday the 6th the

mn’s singles final was contested

between Brentton Donaldson

andDoug Kinvig.

Congratulations to Brentton on

becoming the men’s singles

championand abigwelldone to

Doug!

Friday’s Triples was played in

lovely sunshinewithslightly

reduced numbers. The results

are as follows:

1st –GBishop,LandJMills –

3wins, 17 ends, 33 points

2nd –JSmart, JRyk, A

MacKenzie –3wins, 17 ends, 32

points

3rd –Rand DGutberlet, G

Sparks –3wins, 14 ends, 24

points, 16 against

4th –BHarrison, JKingsbury,

DThorne –3wins,14ends, 24

points, 16 against

5th –MHill, JRush, TPearce

–2wins, 1draw, 14 ends, 26

points

6th –GBody, AGibbs,CKellett

–2wins, 1draw, 14 ends, 22

points.

The club’s Rollover Triples

played on Saturday the 6th, was

poorly attended, but there were

extenuating circumstances. The

results: 1st with 2wins, 9ends

were TWatson, AGibson, M

Campbell; 2nd with 1win, 7ends

were GSparks,CCross, B

Wilson.

At the Waitangi Day Triples at

Allenton on Saturday, the

Ashburtonteam of Gand MEder,

WLee came third.

Four Ashburton bowlers, B

Donaldson,AGibbs, JRyk, W

Herriott are among the Mid

Canterbury representatives who

played against North Otago at

Oamaru on Sunday.

Ashburton Golf Club

Stewey Bennett, had anice

chat with me at the weekend and

said that he was very pleased

when he read that he hadwon on

the previous weekend, but for

the life of him, he could not

remember playing. So abelated

well done goes out to Stewey

Dunlop.

Last Saturday we had agreat

field turn up and play for the

Gordon Blacklow trophy. Peter,

Tom and familyhad agreat day

with plenty of friends raising a

glass with them. Winner of the

day wasyoung Thomas,the

betterlooking and more talented

Bird twin. Well done young fella.

On Monday we had the

Vauxhall salver, mixed pairs

Canadian stableford,where

Mary LouWatson must have

played out of her skin to drag

Tim Newton over the line. Well

done.

Over at Tinwald the Ashburton

team of Vicki Moore, Hilary

Ward, Bev Turton, Terry

Kingsbury, Tom Blacklow and

Jim MacFarlane, just got pipped

for the Aorangi Teams Shield on

countback from Rakaia.

Attention now turns to this

weekend with the world famous

Harvey Norman Classic taking

centre stage at the Brandon. A

full field of 224 players are

ready,the course is looking

superb, the weather forecast

seems favourable, its gonna be a

crackerofaweekend.

The draw was to be posted

Wednesday and we have tried as

best we can to fit players into

their preferred start times.

Please checkyour times and

make sure you arrive at least 30

minutesbeforeyour start to book

in. Sundays start times will be

posted in the clubhouseon

Saturday .

We have got manyfun things

going on over the weekend.On

Saturday evening we will have

the par3chip off. Land on apar

3during your round, then come

back for the chip off and win

yourself$250 cash. Stay for the

Calcutta and complimentary

pulled pork rolls from the Spit

Roast Companyand Harveys

Bakehouse.

On Sunday we have got some

wonderful nearest the pin prizes

thanks to Vision Insurance. Matt

will be running aputting contest,

and the Gorilla Hunt is always a

testosterone fuelled bit of fun.

Big raffles and plenty of banter.

Ican’t wait.

Resultsand stories next week.

Good golfing.

Ashburton Writers’ Group

The January meeting of the

AshburtonWriters’Groupwas

held recently.

The quotation was given by

Therese:“True happiness

consists not in the multitude of

friends, but in the worth and

choice.”

Several members have agreed

to visit the Ashburton Rotary

Club to tell them about the group

and to read somestories and

poems.

The assignment forthe

meeting was a“Fairy Tale

Remix”.Members were very

creativewith their stories

writing variations of Old Woman

in Shoe, Snow White, Sleeping

Beauty, Red Riding Hood,

Cinderella, Three Bears, Seven

Dwarfs and Emperor’s New

Clothes.

The instant exercise by Rae

was “She Looked BehindHer”.

Subjects werecar crash,

Marshmallow man, lost baby,

toilet paper on shoe, dark alley,

large white python,hooded

figure, rustling trees, shadowing

of person.

The February assignment is

“Handlewith Care”.

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•New builds •Renovations

•All types of engineering

•Small or large projects

Rob021 124 4268 l Sam022 5428927

email: robsue@hotmail.co.nz

We offer the following:

• Gutter and DownpipeCleaning • Weed Spraying

• Moss,Mouldand Lichen Spraying • Spider Proofing

• Gorse and BroomSpraying • FenceLineSpraying

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

MENTION THIS AD WHEN BOOKING FOR A10% DISCOUNT

ON GUTTER AND DOWNPIPE CLEANING

Call Allan on 027 209 5026 an let us know howwecan help

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We are experts at installing solar

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•Manufacturer and supplier of

Rylock aluminium windows and doors

•Retrodouble glazing installers foradrier,

warmer,quieter home

2353774

Forafreequote, contactDavid &Lorayne Oakley

PHONE 308 8493. EMAIL: owdrylock@gmail.com

8A John Street,Ashburton

2344292

2354440

ALL THINGS CANVAS &PVC

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

*Hay&bin covers *PVC covers &repairs

*Ute tonneau covers *Furnitureupholsteryrepairs

*Commercial

PHONE TRAVISHOWDEN 027 922 4544

WILSONS

WilsonsWindscreens2018 Windscreens Ltd

We areyour one stop glass shop for

AUTO and HOUSE

REPAIR or REPLACE 152 Wills Street,

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ovus it

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Phone 307 4413

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GLASS

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Ashburton

Ph.308 8485

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2344369

ASHBURTON

GLASS LTD

Experts in glass

“we clean to a

standard,

not aprice”

308-3918

214Wills Street

Ashburton

www.ashburtonglass.co.nz

office@ashburtonglass.co.nz

UNDER NEW LOCAL OWNERSHIP

UNDER NEWAshburton

OWNERSHIP

Same exceptional CleaningServices

level of service

&quality cleaning

• regular full house cleans

• one off spring cleans

• farm houses

• builders cleans


100% LOCAL

03 307 2656

www.ashburtoncleaning.co.nz

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Jann or Karen acallon

308 7664

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We service and repair all makes and models

of sewing machines and overlockers

Your local Bernina

service team

Your Digital

TV Experts

• Aerial/Dish installations and repairs

• Prewirefor TV/Audio and controlsystems

• TV wall mounting • Cell phone aerials

• Home theatreinstallation

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•Paving •Irrigation •Lawns

•Planting •Fences •Pergolas

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•Raised planters •Decks

•Stonework•Brick &blockwork

•Artificialgrass and more...

Email –Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz

Phone0800 688 365 /021 542 402

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2344420

John Robbie Rachel

OPEN 7DAYS9.30am -4.30pm

Main South Road, Tinwald Ashburton | Phone 307 6277

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ASHBURTON

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ENTERTAINMENT

Setting Up Camp –The Soldiers Tale –

NewZealand SymphonyOrchestra

Sunday 7th March 2pm

Adult $30 /Child/Student $15

The Soldiers Tale tells the story of the titular

soldier who makes adeal with the devil. In

exchange for the soldier’s magic violin,

the devil will grant his every wish. This

work is based on aRussian folk tale and is

accompanied by dancers from the Royal New

Zealand Ballet.

ComedyFestival

Saturday 10th April 8pm

Early Bird Special until 28th February $32 (fees apply)

ATEC is bringing to you four of NZ’s best

comedians for an evening of laughter. This

stellar line-up includes the incredibly talented

and well-known Michele A’Court, Ben Hurley,

David Correos and our very own Bec Sandys.

This will be an unmissable night of pure

comedy. Itsold out in 2019, washed out in

2020 and is sure to be astand out in 2021.

ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT

BOOK

NOW

Master Hypnotist Brian Gee

ANZAC –Stories and Songs

Saturday 24th April 2-30pm

Adult $25 /Senior $20 (fees apply)

Featuring stories and letters of those brave

souls who left their home and family, totravel

to the other side of the world and fight for our

future.

Songs that came from the troops and the

celebrities of the day, who entertained and

ensured that the fallen would not be forgotten.

For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Saturday 27th March 7-30pm

Tickets $25 (fees apply)

Watch Master Hypnotist Brain Gee perform

his hilarious show live and help support the

Ashburton Aviation Museum. This brilliant

show is design to entertain all ages and would

be perfect for awork function, bring your

tissues as you won’t stop laughing.

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ENTERTAINMENT

HEALTH &BEAUTY

ENTERTAINMENT

LET’S GET BACK ON THE BUS

18 February -HowardMorrison QuartetTake Two

James HayTheatre@7.30pm

03 March -Netball -SilverFerns vAustralia

Chch Arena @7pm

06 March -The CourtTheatre“Winding Up”@2pm

14 March -Triptothe Countrydeparting 9.30am

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam, 24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

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

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...

Saturday13th February is

MooreStreet Medical Centre, MooreStreet.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Sunday14th February is

Tinwald Medial Centre, 33 Archibald Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhoursservices will be

on the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

Quiet the Mind Programme -

An Introduction to Mindfulness &Meditation

• Feeling stressed?

• Overwhelmed? Worried?

• Does your brain never stop?

• Can’t relax?

• Mindfulness and meditation

Canhelpyou:

• Reducestress

• Relaxand experiencepeaceofmindfeel more

focused,confident

• Reduceworry,and anxiety

• Manage pain and discomfort

• Feel stronger in faceofdifficulty

• Increase self-acceptanceand trust

Come &Join us fora 6- week programme:

Wednesday 6-7pm. Startdate: March10th

ContactAcads 308-1270

2349900

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

Forbookings

308 7646 l 027 249 1827

STOCK FOOD

2355463

HAY For Sale. Small bales.

This season’s grass clover.

Very good quality, $8. per

bale. Ph 027 602 4885 or

027 432 3375.


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

DRIVING MISSDAISY

FRANCHISE FOR SALE IN

ASHBURTON

We are looking for amotivated,

energetic franchise owner

for the Ashburton region.

If you are looking for anew challenge

and the chance to make adifference in

yourcommunity, become afranchise

owner in this growth sector.

$40,000 plus GST, cars additional.

Apply online

www.drivingmissdaisy.co.nz/buy/

GARDEN SUPPLIES

PEASTRAW, Conventional

Bales. $4. pick-up, from

Chertsey area, or $5. delivered.

Phone or text Jamie

022 502 2679, 03 302 2679

PAUL’S Garden Nursery,

101 Harrison St, Allenton,

Ashburton. Leek plants and

winter vegetable plants

available. Any enquiries to

Paul 027 278 1354. Open 7

days.

LANDSCAPING

WOOD MULCH

1.5 cu m(1scoop) $50

Pick-up or delivery

Deliverycharges apply

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Road

PHONE 308 3595

2351164

GARDENERS Special.

Sheep Manure $8 per bag.

Phone Alan 027 496 7136

or Ian 027 286 3697 with

your order. AHinds Lion’s

Project.

GRAZING

GERALDINE Grazing Lease

Tender. 180ha, well

fenced. Good pastures and

cattle yards. 50% deer

fenced. Suit Dairy grazing

or Deer. Tenders expected

to start at $790/ha +GST.

To view, contact Dave Ph

021 109 0828

MEETINGS

AshburtonOstomy

SocietyInc.

Ournextmeetingwill

be heldon

Wednesday 17

Februaryatthe

HotelAshburton

at 2pm.

Please notechange of

date and venue.

Afternoon teawill

be served.

2355518

MID-CANTY Riding for Disabled

- Annual General

Meeting -Tuesday 23 February,

8pm, Leeston Street

grounds. All welcome.

MOTORCYCLES

ORNSBY Motorcycle Training.

CBTA licensing and

training (Ashburton). Ride

Forever courses in Ashburton

and Geraldine. Call

0508ORNSBY(0508 676

729) for more info or visit

motorcycletraining.co.nz

FOR LEASE

STORAGE:Secure self storage

units available, long or

short term. Ashburton Storage

Facilities. Contact us

on 0274 362 636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401

FOR LEASE

AWESOME office space for

lease, rent or hire. Park like

setting. Indoor and outdoor

areas. North West town

boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2343596

0800 58 78 22

CARS WANTED

FORD Falcon 1980 -1998.

Looking for adaily driver or

project. Unregistered is

okay. Good $$$ paid.

Please phone 021 108

1637, evenings.

EDUCATIONAL

SITUATIONS VACANT

WANT TO EARN

SOME EXTRA

INCOME

WANT TO EARN SOME

EXTRA INCOME?

Reliable distributors wanted

for part time work

delivering catalogues and

mailers into household

letterboxes, in the Ashburton

area.

You'll be delivering for

Reach Media - an established

National Distribution Company

Visit www.snowy.co.nz

or Call/txt 027 4147271

Workers

Required

We are seeking

staff with the

right attitude for

work throughout

Canterbury

Agricultural

Labourers

Warehousing

Positions

Factory Staff

Agstaffhas over 20

years in agricultural

recruitment, we can

see the lieofthe

land.

Apply now

agstaff.co.nz

0800 247 8233

FRUIT &PRODUCE

DOLMA Eggs, $6. per doz.

Fresh free range eggs

direct to your door, weekly

or fortnightly. Delivery service

to Ashburton and

Methven all year round.

021 116 0252

NEW Season Potatoes;

Nadine $2.50kg. Phone 03

308 3195 or 027 531 9103.

81 Elizabeth Street, Ashburton.

POTATOES Ilam Hardys,

New Season $2kg. Minimum

order 2 1 ⁄2kg. Large

size $1.50kg. Delivered in

Ashburton and Tinwald

Friday afternoon. Ph 302

7272, evenings.

CARS WANTED

$$ CASH PAID $$ Buying

damaged cars for wrecking.

Ph/txt Zac 021 1056 797

EDUCATIONAL

Forkliftand Dangerous GoodsCourses

NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor

Classes 2&4,Endorsements F&D

ForkliftF&OSH, Saturdays and other days as requested

Dangerous Goods Course,½day Mondaymornings

CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place

Forfurther information

Phone Christine 027 245 2563

2354318

2353226

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

ExportManufacturing

Opportunity

Ashford Handicrafts is the world leading

manufacturer of textile craftequipment.

Over the last 85 years we have sold in excess of

850,000 spinning wheels &weaving looms to over

40 countries.

Our reputation is based on delivering high quality,

dependable and innovativeproducts.

We operate in a continuous improvement

environment, use the latest woodworking

technology including aCNC 4-sider,lathe,optimiser

and 7routers and have ateam of 40 friendly and

committed staff.

If you enjoy working with machines or assembling

products and want to be part ofahigh performing

team, this is the jobfor you.

Youwill need to have excellent attention todetail,

be quality-conscious, dexterous, flexible, motivated

and hardworking.

We are offering a permanent full time position

with competitive wages and are currently working

overtime.

Manufacturing and CNC experiencepreferred but all

training provided.

Applicants forthis position should have NZ residency

or avalid NZ work visa.

Please submit your CV with references to:

KerrinForster

AshfordHandicraftsLtd

PO Box474

Ashburton

accounts@ashford.co.nz

Part-Time Teacher (Fixed-Term)

We are looking for a part-time teacher for a

Learning Support position, working with ORS

funded students.

The position is for four mornings per week

(Monday toThursday, from 9:00am to 12:00pm)

and will begin as soon as possible. Theposition will

finish on 14th December 2021.

If you are aNZregistered teacher and the parttime

hours would suit you, please email aletter

of application and aCV(including the names and

contact details of three referees) to Bruce Tilby

principal@allenton.school.nz

Applications close on Friday 19th February 2021

at 3:00pm.

2354948

CASUAL DRIVER

REQUIRED FOR CHARTER WORK

Must hold acurrent

class 2&4passenger license.

To applyemail -dbeckley@xtra.co.nz

TRAVEL

APRIL: Cruise Milford,

Doubtful Sounds, Earnslaw

Cruise, Queenstown,

Arrowtown. May: short

break, three days, West

Coast. For details, bookings,

John and Kathleen

Lawler, Rakaia, 03 302

7328.

FEBRUARY 17, day outing.

Sue Rollinson’s Country

Gardens, Ashburton Forks

Model Railway. Coach

pickups, lunch, admissions.

Bookings by February 14th,

John and Kathleen Lawler,

Rakaia, 03 302 7328

SITUATIONS WANTED

2355290

2355806

55YEAR old Woman looking

to do childcare. Mornings,

afternoons, weekends, in

your own home. Prepare

dinner etc. Full licence.

References available. Ph

021 919 276, vanessa.

mcelroy@hotmail.com

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.

CLASSIFIEDS

Ashburton Courier, February 11, 2021

PROPERTY WANTED

HOUSE wanted within Ashburton

town boundary by

serious cash buyer. Not

Tinwald. Permanent material,

3 bedrooms with an

ensuite, double garage. No

agents. Phone 03 308 6425

TRADE &SERVICES

ALTERATIONS. Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

BUILD work to do? Contact

Kiwi Building and Maintenance

Ltd. Alterations,

Renovations, New builds.

Qualified Tradesmen.

Phone Cawte 027 418

7955 or Gary 027 207

1478, 03 308 4798

BUILDER - specialising in

home renovations and

repair work. We also do

decks, fences and retaining,

plastering and painting,

gardening,

and tree removal. Call

Gavin 021 267 1979

CARPET cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIES Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks and will hang

drapes. Ph 03 307 1936 or

020 4169 0342

COMPUTER Problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving,

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup wirelessnetworks,

spyware

cleanup. On-site day or

evening. Low fees. Call

Robin Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls and PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997

DRIVEWAYS, Patios and

Paths, Plain Concrete, Coloured

Concrete or Exposed

Agregate Concrete.

Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street. 100% local. Phone

307 6466 for aquote.

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241.

PUBLIC NOTICE

37

CARAVANS &TRAILERS

CARAVAN; 1998 English 4

berth. Cover, Awnings,

Accessories. All good condition.

$17,000 o.n.o.

Phone 03 307 1050

TRADE &SERVICES

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all your

domestic and industrial

pest control needs phone

AJ Kerr at Ashburton Pest

Control on 03 308 8147 or

027 432 5447

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307

landscaping

1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

GUTTER and downpipe

cleaning and repairs.

Spider and fly treatment.

Phone 03 394 6166 or 027

209 5026, ask for Allan. AA

Performance Services.

LAWN Mowing. No job too

small. Call Les Smith, From

The Ground Up, for a

competitve quote. Ph 027

840 0201 or 03 308 1500

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Nigel at

Doors and More. Ph 027

516 7104

METAL, heavy etc. Free

light-grade metal in-yard

dumping 9am-5pm weekdays

&9.30-11.30am Saturdays.

Ashburton Scrap

Metal Recyclers, 117 Alford

Forest Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

PLASTERING

&COATINGS

Rockcote. Waterproofing.

Texture/Specialist

Coatings.

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2343603

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Master Tinters NZ. www.

windowtinter.co.nz

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICE

TIMARU

SHUTTLE

Operating door to door service

Timaru -Christchurch &return

Monday-Friday

Pick ups from Timaru, Temuka, Geraldine

&Ashburton. PrivateTransfers 7days

021 344 780

ctcresv@gmail.com

ONLINE BOOKINGSON

WWW.TIMARUSHUTTLE.COM

2338841


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38 Ashburton Courier, February 11, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

HAYMAN Patricia June

(June) (nee Cummings)

Lindsay, Jane, Jessica, Harry

& Junes extended family

wish to sincerely thank

everyone who expressed

their love & respect with

cards, flowers, baking &

phone calls. Also to all who

attended Junes service, to

those whose spoke at the

service & shared their

thoughts & memories of

June. Thank you Jocelyn

Batchelor for leading such

aspecial service. Aspecial

thank you to Sergeant Mike

van der Heyden for his

compassion & support, St

Johns Ambulance crews,

Gary Burtenshaw & Betts

Funeral Services. Please

accept this as a personal

acknowledgment

FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD

SPECIAL

OFFCUTS

$120 PER CORD

Limited time

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

1corddry slab

$140 cord

C.O.D. in town

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

GARAGE SALES

2348935

PAKEKE Lions Monster

Charity Garage Sale!

Bargains Galore! 9am Saturday

6March, Ashburton

Racecourse. Saleable

household, furniture, garden,

workshop, sporting

donations accepted. No

TV’s heaters, computers

please. John 307 6229,

Malcolm 308 5770.

SELL

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

POULTRY

2343594

2343597

HENS available. Hyline

Brown. From day old chicks

to laying hens, available $7.

-$30. each. Please text or

Phone 021 116 0252

PUBLIC NOTICE

Consultationonthe draft

CanterburyRegionalLand

TransportPlan2021-31

PUBLIC NOTICE

This is aPublicConsultationinaccordance with

section82ofthe Local GovernmentAct 2002.

TheRegional TransportCommitteeofthe

Canterbury RegionalCouncil (Environment

Canterbury)invitessubmissionsonthe draft

RegionalLandTransport Plan 2021-31.

ThedraftPlanoutlines an investmentstrategy

fordeveloping theregion’s land transport

networkover10years and we areconsultingto

ensure theproposalisinline with theaspirations

of theCanterbury community and users of the

network.

ThePlan sets outavisionand strategic

objectives,priorities forinvestment,and

aprogramme of transport activitiestobe

undertakenbyRoad ControllingAuthorities.

It introduces headlinetargets forroadsafety,

transportemissions and moving more freight by

rail.

Formoreinformationgotohaveyoursay.ecan.

govt.nz/regional-land-transport-plan or call

Customer Services on 0800324 636.

Making asubmission

Youmay make asubmissiononthe draftplan:

• Online at haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/

regional-land-transport-plan

• By emailtomailroom@ecan.govt.nz

• By posttoRegionalLandTransport Plan,

Freepost 1201,POBox345,Christchurch,

8140.

Theclosing date forsubmissionsismidday

Friday,5March 2021.

PeterScott

Chair,RegionalTransport Committee

9February2021

Pleasecontact

Environment

Canterbury with

any queries:

0800 324636

Tuesday-Saturday

9:30am -noon

Phone 308 4432 or

027 332 9286

ASHBURTON

FESTIVAL OF

PIPE BAND

MUSIC

Sunday14February

Street March

starting 12.30pm

at Elizabeth Street

In the Domain

from 1.30pm

Food donations appreciated.

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Tabbykittens

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homes next week.

Adultand barn

cats available.

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AshburtonRacecourse

9.00am, Saturday 6March

AshburtonPakekeLions

Cakes,produce, crafts,household,furniture, collectables,antiques,garden,

workshop,sports,children’s entertainment, sausage sizzle,craft stalls

*Cash or eftpos available

Donations of good qualityitems gratefully accepted

Items to be collectedfromWednesday26Februaryorplease drop off

at Racecourse,9.00am-4.00pm Wed26February-Fri 28 February

*No TVs, heaters or computers please

Phone John 307 6229 .Malcolm 308 5770 .Trevor307 2629 .David 307 4349

AshburtonPakekeLions Charitable Trust

Serving our Community. Helpinglocal Charities.

Fun

MidCanterburyBadmintonClub

Social

Allabilities,everyone welcome.

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Fitness

Friendly

Tuesday7-9pm andThursday9:30am -11:30am, EA Networks Centre.

FREE first session (including racket if required). Registration at startofsession time.

Affordable casual ratesorannual sub.All seasons.

Find us on Facebook or phone Mason (for Tues night) on 021 022 55006

or Robert(forThursdaymornings) on 027 285 1149

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HOUSE GLASS

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“Your one stop glass shop -

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SPACE available for next

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Talk to us about your advertising

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Ashburton.

Hotel Ashburton,

Racecouse Road

Friday, Feb 12th, 10-6pm

Saturday, Feb13th, 10-3pm

www.angelafashions.co.nz

Thinking retrofit

double glazing for

your house?

During Februaryand March

have your retrofit double

glazing quoted forinstallation,

and receiveaFREE upgrade to

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Retrofit aluminium or

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*Conditions apply.

Quotes for this servicemust be

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2354935

HospiceMid Canterbury

Dealing withalifelimiting illness?

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Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387 email manager@hospicemc.nz

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PRE 1990’s vehicles suitable

for resurrection and restoration,

not wrecking. Anything

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EDUCATIONAL

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Thurs 11th

10.00 Wild Mountain Thyme

10.00 Love, Weddings and Other Disasters

11.40 From the Vine

11.50 Ammonite

1.20 Blithe Spirit

2.00 ACalltoSpy

3.00 Shadowinthe Cloud

4.15 Love, Weddings and Other Disasters

4.50 Music

6.00 Ammonite

6.20 Penguin Bloom

8.10 TheMarksman

8.20 Shadowinthe Cloud

Fri12th

10.00 Wild Mountain Thyme

10.00 Love, Weddings and Other Disasters

11.45 Penguin Bloom

11.50 Ammonite

1.30 From the Vine

2.00 Love, Weddings and Other Disasters

3.15 Blithe Spirit

3.45 Ammonite

5.00 Shadowinthe Cloud

6.00 TheMarksman

6.30 Music

8.00 TheLittleThings

8.30 Shadowinthe Cloud

Sat13th &Sun 14th

10.00 Dragon Rider

10.00 Elfkins

11.40 Ammonite

11.50 Love, Weddings and Other Disasters

1.45 TheCroods2

2.00 Wild Mountain Thyme

3.40 Music

3.50 Penguin Bloom

5.40 TheMarksman

5.45 Ammonite

7.45 TheLittleThings

8.10 Shadowinthe Cloud

Mon15th, Tues 16th

&Wed 17th

10.00 Wild Mountain Thyme

10.00 Love, Weddings and Other Disasters

11.45 Penguin Bloom

11.50 Ammonite

1.30 From the Vine

2.00 ACalltoSpy

3.15 TheMarksman

4.15 Love, Weddings and Other Disasters

5.00 Shadowinthe Cloud

6.00 Ammonite

6.30 Music

8.10 TheMarksman

8.30 Shadowinthe Cloud

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Grey PowerAshburton

Monthly Meeting

Monday, 15 th

February, 2pm

at the Senior Centre

Speaker:

Sandi Wood

AdvanceAshburton

All welcome

2355305

Mr Kool icecreams is

back in town, available

forbirthdayand

Christmasparties,

school fairs,corporate

and social events.

Will also be carrying out

street sales,solisten

out forthe bells!

Please text me on

0210 467 467.

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