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40 years at

Sparrows

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Poppy Day

remembrance

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Methven’s Kimberley Wallace has been

running survival training for scientists

and researchofficers on sub­Antarctic

Macquarie Island.

The island is full of wildlife and the

field officershave to know how to read

maps and navigate using acompass and

GPS.

Kimberley is amember of Methven

Searchand Recuse and the perfect person

to teach them to survive on the island,

Kimberley Wallace gets up close with King Penguins on MacquarieIsland.

which is south of New Zealand but owned

by Australia, which sends scientific teams

there.

“It is dripping with wildlife ... albatross,

elephant seals, fur seals, sea lions,five

different typesofpenguins, heaps of other

animals and birds,” she said.

Kimberley, or Billy to her friends,has

workedfor the Australian Antarctic

Division for the past 10 years as afield

training officer and will spend the next

year on the island hunkered downwith 15

others.

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She is due home in April 2022.

It’s an isolated role with just 16 people

for the full year.

“Normally there are afew tourist boats

that arrivenear the end of the year for a

day or so to look at the wildlife but this

year withcovid this is unknown,” she said.

“We do have Wi­Fi, but it can be abit

patchy.It’s much betterthan it used to be

years ago.” Field crew use Whats App and

Messenger to keep in contact with loved

ones at home.

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Green light for local golfers

Agroup of Ashburton golfers heading

to Australia in three weeksisexcited

and abit nervous aboutbeing among

thefirst to fly under new transtasman

bubblecovid arrangements.

The golfers had planned the weeklong

trip originally for last August,

and have twice beenrebooked.

Spokesman David Rush saidMay

hadseemed like months away when

they last rebooked butthe groupwas

now preparing to fly from

Christchurch to the GoldCoast.

Australia has just launched a

tourist campaign called Be the First

to encourageKiwis to fly across the

ditch whenthe transtasman bubble

opensonApril 19.

Tourist operators expect friends

and families to be amongthe first to

fly, withgeneral travellers, like the

Ashburton golfers, next.

David said theirtrip could be

postponed again in the event of a

major outbreak,but the golferswere

optimisticitwould go ahead.

They are looking forwardto

enjoying someAustralian hospitality

and areturn to more normal

travelling.

Buttheyare aware covid could

disrupt their plans, hereorin

Australia, and that is at their own

risk.

‘‘Thereisanegligible chanceof

Some of the Ashburton golfers flying under new transtasman covid rules

include (from left) Perry Hunt, Bruce Day, Adrian Hopwood and David Rush.

getting it andsuchasmall chance of

it flaring up.’’

Underthe new arrangements,New

Zealanders who travel to Australia

will not havetogointo managed

isolation when they return.

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Wild Macquarie is happy place

From Page 1

When Kimberley is not workingin

Antarcticaorthe sub­Antarctic, or

taking highschoolstudentsto

developingcountries, she lives with

husband, Rob, in Methven.

The 44­year­old has been to the

Antarctic or SubAntarctic 15 times in

thepast 21 years.

“Normally Iwould spend summers

down south but two years ago Idid my

first winterover here on Macquarie

Islandand loveditsomuchIdecided

to come back,” she said, fromthe

island this week.

She loves the abundanceof wildlife

in the area and getting to knowthe

expeditionersthat travelled there for

science.

When Kimberleyishome, sheisan

avid member of theMethven Search

and Rescue.

“I have always worked in the

outdoorsmostly as amountaineering

or rock­climbing instructor, andhave

alwayshad alove for getting into the

outdoors,” she said.

She wasfull of praise forthe work

SARvolunteers did.

“New Zealand is apretty special

country with lots of challenging

Kimberley Wallace, with the all

important Methven Landsar pack

cover, on the west coast of Macquarie

Island.

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country out there to explore.Weare

fortunate to haveasystem where if

something goes wrong, then people

will be ready to help outnoquestions

asked. And no money asked for,” she

said.

“They are agood bunchofhonest

hard­working folk. Iwouldbestoked

to know they wereout there if Iever

neededarescue.”

Overthe years she has worked with

the Ruapehu Alpine Rescue

Organisationwhile beingaski

patroller on Ruapehu andanoutdoor

instructor at Hillary Outdoors in the

central North Island.She was also a

member of the Alpine Cliff Rescue

Team in Aoraki Mt Cook in the early

2000s, ateam leader for the joint

Antarctic SAR team, andran theSAR

training forthe AustralianAntarctic

folk that come south.

“Through mountaineering I

discovered the love of technical rope

rescue systems, which led to being

involvedinSAR teams that required

these skills for slope and cliffrescues

of patients in stretchers.

“I have since gone on to teach these

skills over thelast 20 years or so ...

and often Iget to run the trainings in

somepretty sweet spots.”

Kimberley hopes covid will sort

itself out while she is away, after it

put paid to her work with World

Challenge,taking highschool

students to developingcountries.

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Prince’s

death stirs

memories

Royalists mourning the death of Prince

Philip can view aselection of photographs

of the senior royal on computer in the

research room at the Ashburton Museum.

Prince Philip, husband of Queen

Elizabeth II, died on April 9, aged 99.

The museum catalogue, not yet available

online, has several items referencing the

Prince, including many of the royal tour to

New Zealand in 1953­54, which included a

visit to Ashburton.

Among them is atreasure trove of rarelyseen

photographs taken by Ashburton

photographer Gordon Binsted, which were

found by his family in 2019.

Mr Binsted, who died in 1975, left behind

boxes and boxes of negatives, slides and

photographs taken during his many years as

aphotographer. They numbered in the

thousands and included Queen Elizabeth II

and Prince Philip when they toured

Christchurch; Mr Binsted worked for

Christchurch photographers Green and

Hahn in the 1950s.

Among the discovered collection was the

young Queen greeting guests during a

formal state function with Prince Philip

dutifully behind her, as he was throughout

their 73 years of marriage.

There are also other photographs of the

Queen and Prince Philip being escorted

through agarden and greeted by hundreds

of wellwishers during her visit.

Official tour itinerary records state the

Queen arrived in Christchurch late January

18, 1954, staying four nights before being

driven to Ashburton on January 22, via

Burnham Army Camp.

While in Mid Canterbury the Queen and

Prince Philip visited Winchmore Irrigation

Research Station and Longbeach.

Prince Philip officially retired from royal

life in May, 2017.

His ceremonial royal funeral ­limited to

30 people due to covid restrictions in the UK

­will be televised from St George's Chapel,

in the grounds of Windsor Castle, on

Saturday at 3pm, (Sunday 2am, New

Zealand time).

New Zealand will hold astate memorial

service at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

on April 21 at 3pm, which will be attended

by prime minister Jacinda Ardern and

governor general Dame Patsy Reddy.

Book of condolence

Mid Canterbury people wanting to pay their

respects to the royal family after the death of

Prince Philip can sign abook of condolence at

the Ashburton public library.

Mayor Neil Brown has sent amessage of

sympathy on behalf of the Ashburton district

to Queen Elizabeth and her family.

‘‘We acknowledge Prince Philip’s incredible

service and devotion and the support he gave

the Queen and the Commonwealth in his role.’’

People can also visit https://www.royal.uk/

for the official book of condolence online.

Preece travels

Ashburton Collegeprincipal RossPreece

hasscaleddownhis options for sabbatical

study leave next term because of covid and

will spending timevisiting schoolsin the

North Island rather thanafactfinding trip

tothe USA.

MrPreece was awardedaleaders’

scholarship by Advance Ashburtonin2019

worth$10,000.

He deferred using it last year because of

the pandemic and nowfeels honour bound

toreturnit.

‘‘Overseas travel is just not on thecards

and won’t be for awhile.

‘‘People wouldn’t thank me for going now,

so the right thing to do is to return the

scholarship.’’

Mr Preece said he would now visit schools

in theNorthIsland that were considering

curriculumchanges in Years 9­11.

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Richard Wilson was afresh­faced

15­year­old when he started at

Sparrows on East Street and 40 years

on he’s still loving the job of selling

clothes.

The former Ashburton College

student was keen to get into the

workforce and after ashort stint in

his uncle’s garage, saw an

opportunity to get into clothing retail.

‘‘Euan Sparrow came into the

garage one day and we agreed I’d

come along for achat with him, his

dad Cip and wife Christine.

‘‘It was asemi­formal interview

and went well. Imade them laugh and

got the job.’’

Richard learned the fashion trade

from the ground up and from veteran

‘‘gentlemen’’ like Cip Sparrow and

others.

He dusted and cleaned the shop

and brushed the hats on display for

his first three months before being

allowed to serve customers.

‘‘In those early days half the shop

was shoes, and the rest was

menswear.

‘‘It was only later that we brought in

women’s wear into the store.’’

Forty years ago there were 12 staff

in the shop and today there are three,

including Richard.

‘‘It was abit of a

different world back

them.

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was compulsory

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it was very much a

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hugely over the years, Richard said.

‘‘There’s still tweed jackets, knitted

ties and check shirts today.

‘‘The jackets might be more fitted

and fabrics more technical, but

things haven’t changed as much as

many people think.’’

Richard said late night Fridays had

been very busy at

Sparrows back

in the day and

had been

replaced over

the years

with

weekend

opening.

Something

else that

has changed over the years is

increased competition on the high

street and online shopping.

‘‘We used to hire around 100 suits

for the annual Ashburton College

ball, but in recent years, and with

suits more affordable, we typically

sell 50 and hire 20 today.’’

Sparrows set up an online platform

during covid and is now selling

clothes through its website.

Another change has seen Sparrows

develop into a‘‘house of brands’’ and

move away from abuying group

approach.

RM Williams and Icebreaker are

two popular brands available and

soon Mons Royale will be stocked.

Richard said fashion retail was a

fantastic trade to get into if you had a

passion for clothes and people.

He had plenty of fond

memories over the years and

had also dealt with

shoplifters, problem

customers and staff, the odd

embarrassing incident and

had even promoted clothes

through local fashion shows

that had also acted as

fundraisers.

‘‘I still love the job and I’m

still working from the

ground floor up.

‘‘It’s been areal pleasure

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Running feats recalled

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Just over200 competitors have

represented New Zealand at the

paralympics since the first event

in Tel Aviv in 1968 andamong

them is double medal winner

Michael O’Callaghan, of

Ashburton.

Michaelis arunnerand won

silversinthe 1500m and5000m A6

para events at the 1984 NewYork

games and alsomade the final of

the 400m.

He and his fellow paralympians

were recently honouredby

ParalympicsNew Zealand and

given commemorative

certificates to acknowledge their

achievements and

representation.

Michael, who is Ashburton born

andbred, said his certificate had

brought back alot of fond

memories from the dayswhen he

was running up to 6500kmayear

in training.

‘‘I firstrepresentedNew

Zealand and wore the black vest

in 1980 in Australia.

‘‘It was the International Year

of theDisabledPersons around

that time as well.’’

Michael’s last international run

was in Indonesia in 1986 and he

has also raced in Hong Kong and

all over NewZealand.

‘‘We had to qualify in three

events to be chosen for the New

York games andthere was justa

few ofusthat made the trip.

‘‘I was named captain, carried

theflag andalso shook hands

with then US presidentRonald

Reagan.’’

The72­year­old said he

remembersverytight security at

thegamesand the fact thatthe

athletes’ village was located out

near one of theairports.

‘‘I was veryproud to represent

mycountry andwinning medals

was the icing on the cake.’’

Amputees competed in New

York andwheelchair athletesat

StokeMandeville in England,he

said.

Athletes part paid for their

uniforms in thosedaysand spent

Left: Michael O’Callaghan with his framed silver medals from the 1984

New York Paralympics and the certificate he has just received from

Paralympics New Zealand.

three weeks away from home,

which included atrip to Los

Angelestosee the summer

Olympics stadium.

Michael said the racing had

beenhard in NewYork.

‘‘I wasinaphoto finish with an

Italian in the 5000 metre race and

he disputed it, but the stripes on

my shorts got it for me.

‘‘In the1500 metre race Iwas

beaten by aguy from Finlandwho

was avery good athlete andcould

run 400 metres in 50 seconds.’’

Michael hasbeen amember of

the Ashburton Harriers for 42

years and had his rightarm

amputated belowthe elbow after

an electricalaccident in 1978.

He runswithout hisprothesis,

but has worn it in kayakingraces

and triathlons that he hasraced.

‘‘Distance runningisa

personal journey andalonely

sport.

‘‘When Iwas reallyintoitand

doing all thetrainingIhad great

support from my then wifeDiane

and my two childrenAngela and

Tanya, which I’ll always be

gratefulfor.’’

Michael still clocksuparound

50km aweek and isanearly

morning runner.

Govt bans live

exports by sea

Aban to the liveexportof

animals by sea from2023

announced by government

yesterdaymay causeconcern

among someinthedistrict, but

Mid Canterbury Federated

Farmers provincialpresident

David Clark said therewere

bigger battles looming.

He saidthere was justifiable

concernamong farmers about

the change, but publicmood was

suchhedid not believe there

would be anysupport tochange

government position.

He saidlive exports had been

an outletfor surplus dairy

breeding stock and, up untilnow

had beenalucrative outlet

allowing farmers to sell surplus

stockorfor young sharemilkers

building herdstobeable to

profitably breedadditional

heifer calves and sell themwell.

Somefarmers who had been

supplying quarantine services.

But there wasaflip side, Mr

Clark said.

‘‘We are selling breeding stock

to markets that won’t requireour

products if they havetheir own

breeding stock.’’

Agriculture ministerDamien

O’Connor said at the heart of the

decisionwas upholding New

Zealand’sreputationfor high

standardsofanimal welfare.

‘‘We muststayaheadofthe

curve in aworldwhereanimal

welfare is under increasing

scrutiny,”hesaid.

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Nicola Thomson is looking forward to her first

show with the Variety Theatre of Ashburton.

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Ashburton Intermediate School

deputy principal Nicola Thomson

has been singinginthe shower and

practisingsomefancyfootwork

ahead of the VarietyTheatre of

Ashburton’s May show.

It’s Only Rock nRoll Baby will run

from May 21­29and it’s acoviddespatching,

toe­tapping happy

music and danceshowthatwill have

huge appeal.

Nicolasaysshe is excited and abit

nervousfor herfirst show,asher best

singing performances previously

have beenconfined to karaoke.

She was encouragedtoaudition by

intermediateart teacher Rochelle

Cooney,who hadheard her sing and

was impressed. “Iblame her.”

Nowshe hopes staff and students

will be inspired by her stage

adventureand come along to see one

of the eight shows that will be in the

Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

Nicolahas four solos, including Big

Spender and Country Road.

Mel Neumann, who spends her

days workingfor the Ashburton

DistrictCouncil, will be singing three

solos, including True Colours and

Somewhere Overthe Rainbow.

She’s been part of theVariety

Theatre since2012and is stepping

into the limelight as asoloist for the

first time.

Mel saidmusic didn’texactlyrun in

her family but she loved it and was

seizingthe chance to perform.

She is abit nervous, but putting

hours of training in the countdownto

the show next month.

It’s Only Rock nRoll Baby was

originally plannedfor May last year,

but covid put paid to that.

The theatreran auditions again

last November andre­selected acast

of singersand dancers that has both

familiar and newfaces. Half the

original castwere unavailable or had

left the district.

The showhas been compiledby

Gavin Templeton,with his daughter

Sarah as musical director and Jessie

Thomson as choreographer. The

numbers have been chosen because

they are all songsthatwedance to,

laugh to, sing to andcry to.

The castofabout 30 has been

practisinginthe theatre’s rooms at

Wills Street in the lead­up.

Show director Gavin Templeton and soloist Mel Neumann.

One scene sees themdressedin

zombie costumes, which they created

themselves in afun but messy team

bonding session. The wardrobe

department is alsopromising one

spectacularcostumethat will only be

revealedatshow time.

Gavin said it had been nineyears

since the theatrestaged asongand

dance show andthe whole company

was lookingforward to it.

VarietyTheatre presidentKim

Vesseysaidthere was some fabulous

talent in the show and somevoices

werenew to the area.

‘‘Thereare alot of oldvoices as

well, butthat is what we love about

thetheatre.’’

There will be eight shows,

including amatinee.

Full cast list

Maddy Wilson, Murran Carter­Buller,

Georgie Cartney, Darlene Peters, Anna

Gray, Sheree Tait, Tiffany McRae, Brian

Taylor, Mackenzie Edmond, Dayle

Stoliker, Emily­Jane Farr, Lesley

Stoliker, Abbey Marshall, Rocky Bull,

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Sprint lap of honour planned for Shayne

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton Car Club president Shayne

Adams will be remembered at theclub’s

annual street sprintsnext monthwith

the2021event being named in his

honour.

TheShayne AdamsMemorial Street

Sprints2021, supported by AutoSparks,

is atribute to Shayne, the work he did

forthe club and the high esteemhewas

held in by club members.

He losthis battle with chronic

obstructive pulmonary disease on

March 25. Thelungdisease causes

breathingdifficulty.

He was aclub life member and had

been on palliative care for the past few

monthsbut remained in the top role

with the full support of clubmembers.

‘‘Hefully expected to be around for

this year’s street sprints,’’ wife Kim said.

Thetwo­day event, which starts on

May 8, will startday one with aroll call

anddrivers briefing, thenShayne’s

ashes willtake afinal spin aroundthe

track, ahead of racing which starts at

8.30am,byfamily friend, and street

sprints competitor, Peter Templeton.

Drivers andsupport crew will forma

drivers’ guard of honourand takethe

moment to mark the occasion.

Thestreet sprintswerecancelled last

year becauseofcovid;itwould have

been the club’s 31st annual sprints, but

it is apopular event much to thecredit

of Shayne, withthe support of Kimand

club members.

It drawsinsometop driving talent and

their supportcrewsfromaround the

country andboosts the Mid Canterbury

economy.

Neitherthe memorial street sprints, a

final lap around the track, or adriver

guard of honourand car club procession

at his funeral had been discussed prior

to Shayne’s death,but he would have

really enjoyed them, Kimsaid.

At his funeral, nearly 60 drivers with

helmets stood in the guard of honour

and asteady stream of club members’

carsjoined in the procession after the

servicefrom theshowgrounds to

Paterson’s funeralservices in

Ashburton.

Shayne, who had apassion for thecar

club and its motorsport, was caretaker/

groundsman at theshowgrounds for the

last 13 yearsand chose it as the venue

for his funeral.

It was attended by around200 people.

Club members werepallbearersinto

theservice andfamily memberscarried

him out, Kim said.

Shewas grateful to club membersand

others in themotorsport community

whohad given her andthe family

“amazing” support.

Car club vice­president Daniel Tew

said Shayne’s memorialevent was a

tribute to his contributiontothe club

andwell deserved.

He said Shayne –and also Kim,who is

club secretaryand working on getting

her clerk of the coursemotor sport

licence –had done so much for the club

over the years.

Danielsaid thememorial street

Left: This year’s street sprints will be a

memorial to the late Shayne Adams.

Above: Kim Adams (left) with husband

Shayne at apast street racing event.

sprints, whichcost agold coin donation

for spectators, were going to have

“something for everyone”with top

sprint action from65drivers and “cool

demonstrations’’ from drifters, to a

trophytruck andDon McLaren’sentire

smoke display.

Over Wheels Weekthe club will run

two other popularevents: the Suzie

MorrisonMemorialTrial (nightcar

trial) starting from the MSA car park on

May 12, registration from6pm,($30 per

car); and aWheels WeekMotorkhanaat

the RuralTransport yard near the

northeast Ashburton business estate.It

will run on May 16 from 9.30am, cost$40

perperson. Details on theAshburton

Car Club Facebookpage. Bothevents

are open to public entry andcan be

entered on the day.

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The grand pipe organ in St Luke’sChurch at

Hinds was installed to remember thelives of

soldiers from the parish who died in World

War 1and aspecialserviceonMay 16 will

mark a100­year milestone.

The Positivepipeorgan was boughtfor 200

poundsand installed at the front rightofthe

church in 1920. It was rebuilt in the 1970s and

shiftedtothe rear.

Parish council chair Lilian Wakelin said

the specialservice on May 16,at2pm,was to

mark thepassing of 100 years. It is officially

101 yearsbut covid did not allow it last year.

She is hoping people from theHinds

district and further afield,and those with

connections to the soldiers willattend.

Ashburtonorganist Graham Gunn will have

the honour of playingthe organ duringthe

service.

The organ has akeyboard andintricate

pedals, which add to the church melodies. It

was boughtfromChas. Begg and Co.

After the war, communities erectedmany

memorials to commemorate theloss of life,

Left: Jo Wilson has been uncovering the

stories of 12 fallen soldiers from the St Luke’s

parish in Hinds.

including obelisks, halls, libraries andstained

glass windows. Some churchesinstalled pipe

organs.

St Luke’s Anglican churchwas built in 1908

andseated arural congregation of 80.

Amemorial plaque on theHinds organ lists

the names of 12 soldiers from the parish who

fell in the Great War: Thomas Boughton,

George Harry Coop,Arthur Davidson, Matthew

Davidson, ErnestHaines, John Hampton,

WalterMeyenberg, George Paterson,Charles

Tilson, LeslieTilson,David Watson and Albert

Wells.

Hinds historianJoWilson has been

researching the 12 soldiers’ storiesand says

the churchalso acknowledged Presbyterian

memberswho had fallen.

The 12 commemorated on the organ’s plaque

includesbrothers Arthurand Matthew

Davidson, Charles and Leslie Tilson.

Jo has connected withthe soldiers’ families

using some great detective work, andwith help

from the Mid Canterbury Family History

Group.

‘‘The thought of family members being

remembered is powerful for them.’’

She saidtwo soldiers werekilled in action

just months before the end of the war. Private

Charles Tilson was killed in action on October

23 ,1918, and LanceCorporal Walter

Meyenberg waskilled in actiononSeptember

12 that same year.

Jo said some of themen killed had moved to

the Hinds district for work, while othershad

grown up there.

‘‘Each one has astory.’’

The organ wasrebuilt in the 1970s by

ReverendAlan Hewson. He wasan

accomplished musicianand gave lessons to

budding andfuture organists. Thelate Noeline

Clarkewas one of those pupils and she

masteredthe organ and allits intricate pedals.

Her music graced many, many localweddings

andfunerals.

After the service,people are invitedtostay

for acuppa andshare memoriesoftheir

relatives,and make newconnections.


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Current Allenton principal Bruce Tilby (far left) with students who graduated from the school in 1966, (back row, from

second left) John Taylor, Peter Huntley, Robin Marshall, John Maynard, John Paterson, Sue Baker and (front, from left)

Jocelyn Petrie (Sarney), Jacky Challis, Denise Bond (Clement), teacher Marjorie Hoar, Joy Marshall (Gliddon), Jan

Clucas (Boothroyd), Kris Corbett (Rowell).

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Allenton schooldays relived

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Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

Ploughers win

at nationals

9

Ploughman MattRidge of Methven, wasnamed

the winner of theFairhall Trophy at the New

Zealand Ploughing championshipsat

Riversdale in Southland lastweekend. Title

winnerswereBob Mehrtens, Ian Woolley,

Alister Rutherford, and John andSharon

Chynowethwho allreceived Royal

Agricultural Society Framed Medals.

The ploughers, all from the South Island,

won their respective events in the

competition. Ian won the silver plough

conventional plough, Bob the reversible

plough, Alistair thevintage plough and John

and Sharon thehorse plough. Andrew

Urquhart won the contemporary plough.

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There was plenty of reminiscing and

at leastone confessionwhen former

Allenton School students, wholeft

the school in 1966,gathered for a

reunionatthe weekend.

PeterHuntley, from Hamilton, said

it was time for him to revealthat he

and amate had brokenawindow with

awayward football back in the day.

‘‘We wereneversprung.Itwas after

school and we just scarpered.’’ He

was still remorseful.

The deed many years ago was

forgiven50yearsonbycurrent

Allenton School principal Bruce

Tilby, who was impressed that the

formerstudentswere stillinterested

in their old school.

He gave the 17 who cameto the

reunionaguided tour of the 2021

school,which is alot bigger than in

1966. Among the absentees was

BelindaBreeze, who helped organise

the reunion from Australia but could

not attendbecause of covid.

The school is abouttobegin a

building project which will mean the

current staff room will become a

teaching space and the library anew

entrants’ room. The administration

area is also no longer big enough to

caterfor 48 staff.

‘‘A lot is happening in the next 12

months. There will be anew

building.’’

As well as students, formerteacher

Marjorie Hoar attendedthe reunion.

Peter remembered her taking the

seniorclass on atrip to Wellington,

whichinvolved aboat trip from

Left: Allenton students (fromleft)

Jocelyn Sarney, Pauline Grey, Belinda

Breeze and Julie Hunt, packed for a

school trip to Wellington in 1966.

Lyttelton to Wellington aboard the

Wahine. It was arough passagebut

the students remembered the visit to

the capital city.

He said Mrs Hoar, now in her 90s,

was an inspirational teacher who

encouraged them to grow their

general knowledgewith homework

research.

‘‘She sparked real interest in the

world aroundusand in current

events.’’

He could rememberlistening to

educational broadcasts via aspeaker

in the classroom; the same speaker

was used by the principal to deliver

news.

He went on to become ateacher

himself.

The reunion group had several

social eventsover the weekend,

includingpartners, to catchupwith

their former school­mates.

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Changes support Kiwi families

Autumn has well and truly arrived

and temperatures are starting to cool.

But, if the Easter break wasn’t

enough, Ihave good news to cheer up

anyone feeling down about the

summer’s end.

Afew weeks ago the Government

delivered on arange of policies

designed to support the Kiwis who

need it most. Iknow this will make a

big difference for hard­working

families here in Mid Canterbury.

First, the minimum wage increased

to $20 an hour, fulfilling an important

election promise for Labour. Since

2017, we’ve steadily lifted the

minimum wage by $4.25 an hour in

total –particularly significant

compared to the $3.75 increase the

previous National Government

managed in all its nine years.

Around 175,000 New Zealanders

and their families will benefit from

this increase, which equates to

around $44 aweek more before tax

for afull­time worker. In total, our

minimum wage increases over the

past three years mean the lowest paid

New Zealanders working full­time

now earn $170 aweek more before

tax.

This support for Kiwis on the

lowest incomes has also been

extended to people unable to work or

struggling to find ajob. On April 1,

main benefit levels and

superannuation rates increased by

3.1 per cent for over one million New

Zealanders.

This was the second increase to

main benefit levels as aresult of our

policy indexing main benefits to

average wage growth, and it’ll see

rates increase by up to $16.16 aweek.

Around 390,000 people and their

families will be better off with the

annual increase to benefit rates –

more than double what it would’ve

been using the old inflation

adjustment.

The Children’s Commissioner said

the single best thing government

could do for children in poverty was

“to see child benefits linked to

wages”. That’s what we’ve done here,

and it’ll be achange that sticks;

supporting this generation of young

people and the next.

Cumulatively, our Families

Package and main benefit changes to

date mean that around 111,000

families with children are now on

average $118 aweek better off. In

fact, that figure rises to $150 aweek

during the winter period, thanks to

the Winter Energy Payment.

There is still much more to do, like

building more homes, improving our

health system, and investing in

education, training and job

opportunities. But, as we emerge

from the Easter break, Ithink the raft

of changes that have just come into

force will make abig difference.

These policies represent longoverdue

improvements to how we

support the Kiwis who need it most.

They represent real delivery, and I’m

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Deaths

BINNIE, Peter Terence, on

April 10, 2021, aged 82 years. It

is with much sadness that we

say goodbye to a wonderful

husband,father,grandfather and

great grandfather. Our hearts

are broken by your sudden

departure and you will be dearly

missed. Your loving wife, the

late Joan, daughter Phillipa, son

Doug (in Australia), their partners

Brian, and Carol, grandchildren,

and great-grandchildren.

Messages to the Binnie family

c/- POBox472, Ashburton7740.

Aservice forPeter will be held at

our chapel,cnr East &Cox Streets,

Ashburton on Tuesday April

20, commencing at 11.30am.

Followed byaprivate cremation

at the AshburtonCrematorium.

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RYKE, PeterAbraham

1943-2021: Passed peacefully

on April 7,2021 surrounded by

family at home.

‘Your presence we miss, your

memory wetreasure, loving you

always, forgetting younever!’

Peter will be sorely missed by

his loving wife Eva, his children

and their partners Leigh-Anne

& Alan, Heather-Lynn & Nico,

Stephen & Audrey, Nora-Leigh

& Arne, and Peter James, and

his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Aprivate memorial service has

been held.

0800 2MEMORY

027 637 1229

JONES, Estelle Hope, on April

13, 2021. Passed away peacefully

at Rosebank, Ashburton, aged

87 years. Dearly loved wife of

Mervyn for66years. Muchloved

mother and mother-in-law of

Robyn and George Davison

(Invercargill), Glenda and David

Johnstone (Christchurch), and

Philippa Jones and Christopher

Webster (Christchurch). Loved

Grandma of Richard, and

Emma; Tane, William, and Alice;

step-Gran to Anna, and Julia,

and great-Grandma of Elise,

Madeleine, Aidan, Estelle, Jack,

and Arlo. Messages to the Jones

family c/- POBox 472, Ashburton

7740. A Memorial Service to

celebrateEstelle’s lifewill be held

at theSinclair Centre, Park Street,

Ashburton onMonday April 19,

commencing at 2.00pm.

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Family Notices

RubyAnniversary

Supporting thecommunity

96 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

Phone 307 8317

Acknowledgement

WHITING, Rex (Gnomey): With

immeasurable gratitude, we

wish tothank the hundreds of

people who came to farewell

our precious, twinkly-eyed and

so fiercely loved hero. Many of

you travelled for many hours to

be with us and we acknowledge

thatwith utmost appreciation.

We wishtomakespecial mention

of Don and Jayne from St John,

Dr Janine and staff of the AAUat

Ashburton Hospital, Paul (Pup)

Chamberlain and Roger, Linda

and Rochelle from Paterson

Funeral Services.

Thank-yous are owed to a

large number of people for

so many reasons, but with

great respect, we would ask

that you accept these words

as acknowledgement of your

caring. The acts of kindness,

compassion and support have

beenoverwhelming.

It’s the cold, hard reality that we

have to accept his passing, but

we will never forget the life we

had with him, the love we will

alwayshavefor him and he forus.

~Moyra, Bronnie, Campbell and

families

WILSON,Owenand Lorraine

Congratulations on celebrating

40 amazing years together.

Married at St. David’s Church,

Ashburton

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Enormous love and best wishes

from

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Congratulations as youcelebrate

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Sue Prowse from Zonta (left) congratulates artist Lucy Dolan Kang on her people’s choice award for Cloudburst.

Cloudburstwins people’s choice

Adye and bleach work completed on

arecycled blanket has won the

people’s choice vote at the2021

Zonta Ashburton Female ArtAward.

The work by Lyttelton­basedartist

Lucy Dolan Kangmeasures 1.8m by

1.7m and is called Cloudburst.

It was the clear winner of the

people’s choice awardand received

370 votes and a$100 prize.

LucyDolan Kang said she wasvery

happytohave won and pleased that

her work had caughtthe eye of

visitors to the exhibition.

The work had beencompleted

outdoors and over amonth long

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period andhad been ‘‘challenging’’.

‘‘I normallydomuch morerefined

pieces, but Cloudburst was more

experimentaland fun to create.’’

She had applied chemical

bleaches and dyestowoolinorder to

pushedthe boundaries of what the

natural fibre could sustain.

She had been lessfocused on the

manipulation of appliedpigment,

but more on witnessinghow various

substancesresponded and reacted

withthe medium.

The processhad revealedthe

vulnerabilities of thewooland she

had beenforced to restrengthen it by

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LETTER TO EDITOR

Ashburton bridge

How many people realise

that Ashburton River has

approximately seven crossings

from State Highway 1tothe

mountains and none between

highway one and the coast.

If abridge was erected at

Boundary Road/Cochranes

Road it would reduce the

problem at the main road.

If milk tankers to and from

Fonterra and Synlait,

agricultural machinery,

transport trucks to Five Star

and meat packers, to mention

just afew, were able to use

another route, half the

congestion would disappear.

Shingle trucks and trailers

from Boundary Road travel up

and down all day every day. All

the above are equivalent to

three or four cars.

If acrossing was near Lake

Hood, residents and users of

the lake would also be diverted

from the main road.

Remember that Lake Hood

has big plans and these will

need to be catered for in the

future as well.

employing the Japanese mending

technique called ‘sashiko’.

Cloudburstwas one of 43 works

featured in theZonta Ashburton

Female Art Award exhibition this

year.

Sue Prowse from Zonta Ashburton

said the exhibition had featured a

wonderfulvarietyand ahigh

standard of works from talented

femaleartists.

Anumber of the artistsentered

were from Christchurchand she

encouraged more local artists to

enter next year,which would be the

sixth year of theaward.

Currently maize is being

carted from Willowby,

Eiffelton and Flemington areas

up to the main road, through

town to Five Star feedlot.

Why not just over the river

nearby?

Until abridge is built to

support the rural area,

Ashburton deserves its

congestion.

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12 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

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School wants title for suffragist Kate

Rakaia School students have

written to Prime Minister

JacindaArdern asking that a

knighthood be posthumously

bestowed on women’s suffragist

Kate Sheppard.

The students have been

studyingtheir house patronsand

noticedthat Kate Sheppard, who

features on our $10 note, was the

only one without atitle. Others

were Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir

Ernest Rutherford and SirPeter

Blake.

The students have attached a

petitiontotheir letterand say

the women’s rights activist

deserves to be adame.

‘‘WethinkKate Sheppard is a

courageous andexceptional

role­model to both girls and boys,

men and women. She was

determined and she never gave

up, we all think people should be

more like her,’’ said Alijah,

Zanthe, Delila, Anna and Sylvia

in aletter representingtheir

Year 5and 6class.

The students have asked the

prime minister to bend the rules

or make anew one to make Kate

Sheppard adame, as people

don’t usually receive a

knighthood if theyhave passed

away unlesstheyhavebeenvery

brave.

Theysay she was verybrave by

fighting hard to makethe worlda

better place by giving women a

say andachoiceintheir own

lives.

‘‘Kate Sheppardchangedthe world, not

only for the women of Aotearoa, but women

everywhere.She was brave andgave up a

lot of her own life to fight for women’s

rightseven thoughshe had her own

struggles like losing ahusband and later a

Students from Rakaia School are petitioning the prime minister to make women’s suffrage leader

Kate Sheppard adame.

PHOTO SUPPLIED.

son.

‘‘BecauseKate was awoman, shewas not

taken seriously at first, she had to fight to

be heard. She had to overcome the ideas

that men and other people had aboutthe

role of women in society.

‘‘Webelieve women are entitled to as

many rights as men, because we are all

humanstogether.’’

Rakaia Schoolvalues arepartnership,

quality and respectand the studentssay

Kate Sheppard hadthose samevalues. She

presented her ownpetitiontoparliament

in 1893 seeking women’s righttovote.

Ash Coll part of NCEA consultation

Ashburton Collegeisone of 12

schools across the country that

will take part in consultation

with the MinistryofEducation

(MOE) on proposed changes to

NCEAnext year.

Thechangesare aimed at

raising the bar on literacy and

numeracy andacross all

standards and subjects,

particularly NCEA Level 1, said

college principal Ross Preece.

Thecollege had been

approached aboutthe

consultationand is seen as

representing the view of alarge

co­edschool near arural area.

Mr Preece said he was happy

Ross Preece

that the MOEhad theforesight

to consult with those at the

chalkface about the

practicalitiesneeded to

implement thechanges.

He said greater

standardisation was linedup

for NCEA, with aheavier

emphasis on externals.

There would be changes in

subjects ,with the basics at

Level 1and more diversity at

Level 2and 3.

Consultation to date had been

through face to face meetings

with subject specialists, subject

specialism symposiums and

Zoom hub meetings between

schools andthe MOEafter

resourceshad beensentout

and digested.

Things were not yetfinalised,

but the MOEplanned to wrap

up consultation soon,said Mr

Preece.

He said he had opened up

consultation feedbacktoall

faculties at college and most

had opted in.

Teachers hadalso been able

to opt in or out.

He said feedback was

importantinorder to get things

right.

Possible changes further

downthe line could see

subjects ‘‘semesterised’’ and

evenalimited offering or the

droppingofNCEA Level 1.

IN BRIEF

TEW GUESTSPEAKER

Mid CanterburyRugbyUnion

has former NewZealand Rugby

chiefexecutive Steve Tewasits

guest speakeratthe annualJAB

Fundraiser on May26. Tew was

in charge of New Zealand rugby

from 2008 until 2019 andwas

previouslychiefexecutiveofthe

CanterburyRugby Unionand the

Crusaders, as well as being on

the board of the 2018RWC.

More details will follow in the

nextfew weeks.

BUS STOPSEAT

Ashburton District Council has

installed ashelter and seating

area for people using the

temporary busstop at Ashburton

Domain, on Walnut Avenue.

HOLIDAY FUN

St David's Church in Allenton is

running aschool holiday

programme in the second week

of the schoolholidays. Aimed at

five to 12 yearolds, the

programme will run from 9am

untilnoon on April 27, 28 and 29.

No registration is necessary and

thereisagold coin donation.

Childrenwill be kept busy with

games, songand storiesand

morning tea is provided.

SHUTTLE SUPPORT

TrishMcLaren will be sellingher

jam,chutneyand biscuits and

otherhome-madeitemsatthe

Ashburton District Farmers’

Market thisSaturdaymorning

andprofits made willbegiven to

the local St John health shuttle.

As well as as her usualgoodies,

she will be selling cheese straws,

anzac biscuits and shortbread.

TRANSPORT SERVICE

The Mid Canterbury Connector

community transport servicewill

be charging just agold coin

donationper personfor students

and families (and everyone else)

to travel into Ashburton township

duringthe coming school

holidays, whichrun from April 19

to May2.The connectorservice

began this year and runs

Tuesdaysfrom Mt Somers,

Staveley, Methvenand

Winchmore and Wednesdays

from Rakaia,Chertsey, Fairton/

Hakatere Marae, Wakanui and

Hinds. Students14yearsand

oldercan travel alone onthe

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Safety tips with hot brew

TONI. WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ahot brew and asausage sizzle were

the only things heating up when

firefighters took their safety message to

the street last week for an informal

community catchup.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

(Fenz) fire crew, including Mid South

Canterbury Area commander Steven

Greenyer and Ashburton Volunteer

Fire Brigade fire chief Alan Burgess,

along with staff from Kainga Ora who

were manning the barbecue, set up in

Patching Street Park in Netherby, to

talk to people about fire safety.

Among the information were

booklets, fridge magnets and the burnt

remnants of fire­damaged electrical

appliances such as electric blankets

and jugs to help get the conversation

started.

Around 25 members of the public

took up the offer of ahot brew and a

sausage, including one­year­old Lucas

Coulter and his mum Hope, and twoyear­old

Benjiman Petersen and his

mum Lauren.

Both boys got to jump in afire truck

too, which was the first time for Lucas

but not Benjiman, whose grandad, Carl,

is involved with the Ashburton Fire

Museum.

Fire risk management officers Bevan

Findlay and Tash Rankin said the

session was achance for Fenz

personnel to introduce themselves to

the community, let people know who

they were, pass on fire safety messages

and let people know they also did home

fire safety checks.

It was the second of four planned

sessions organised by the two

organisations but the only one in Mid

Canterbury, Mr Findlay said.

The fire safety team had also visited

Waipopo, were at Marchwiel (today)

and will be in Temuka on Thursday,

April 29.

More sessions around the district

Lucas Coulter, 1, and mum Hope (in the front seat) and Benjiman Petersen, 2, and

mum Lauren(in the rear) enjoysitting in afire truck underthe watch of Fenz fire

risk management officer Tash Rankin and Ashburton fire chief AlanBurgess.

were planned in the future.

Ms Rankin was also on the hot brews

courtesy of Dahm Good Coffee. She is a

qualified firefighter who is just weeks

into her fire risk management officer

role but was already making contact

with schools about the Fire Wise

Programme.

She said people needed to remember

to check they had working smoke

alarms in their homes but also holiday

homes and farm workers houses,

especially with the approaching new

dairy season on June 1and the

movement of staff from farm to farm.

It’s atimely reminder for farm

owners to check workers’ homes have

working fire systems and also an

awareness of fire safety, she said.

Fire safety messages

Installing aphotoelectric smokealarm in

every bedroom, living area and hallway

Testing smoke alarms are working

regularly

Keeping smoke alarmsclean and free of

dust and spider webs

Making ahousehold escape plan to be

ready in case of afire

Getting chimneysswept or cleaned

annually

Not overloading power points and multi

boxes

Making sure appliance cordsare in

good conditionand not frayed

Electricity discounts coming to customers

EA Networks is distributing $6.4

milliontoelectricity customers over

the next month, meaning astandard

residentialcustomer will receivea

$140credit.

The total distribution includes a

$2.9m consumer discount and an

additional $3.5mone­off refund.

The discount payment customers

receive is basedonthe amount of

electricity used acrossthe last

financialyear, with larger users

receiving largerdiscounts

proportionaltotheir spend.Similarly,

therefund will be based proportionally

on electricity consumption.

Astandard residential customer

should expect to receive credits

totalling about $140 including GST.

While the timing of thepayments may

vary slightly by retailer, most

customersshould receive credits in

their April or May retail electricity

accounts.

Chief executive Roger Sutton said

the community­ownedco­operative

waspleased to be in aposition to pay a

discount to customersthis year.

EA Networks distribution prices

were incorrectly sethigher thanthey

should have been last year,equating to

about 3per cent of astandard

residential customer’sannual

electricity charges. Therefund

payment returns any over­charge to

customers.

“Our priority hasbeentorefund

customers as soon aspossible, including

withinterest. We apologise to everyone

for thismistake. While ourprices were

reduced lastyear,theyshould have

beeneven lower,” Mr Suttonsaid.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

13

Hospice

seals deal

on home

Hospice MidCanterburyhas completed

the purchase of its forever home, after a

fundraising campaign thatnetted

$500,000for the building.

Hospice trustee JaneWright saidthe

groupwas grateful to funding

organisations,individualsandgroups in

the community whohad contributedto

the cause.

‘‘Thanks to our amazing community,we

succeeded in raising the full amount of

$500,000soweare in theremarkable

positionofbeingabletomoveforward

with no debt.’’

Hospice bought the former Sealy

Street MedicalCentre last September,

afterthe general practicebecame

Eastfield Health andmovedtoanew

buildinginthe CBD.

Thevendors agreed to extend the

settlement periodtoallowhospice to

raisefunds for the building and theyhave

just reachedthe target.

Mrs Wright saidhospice would be

having an officialopening in the future.

Majorfunds for the purchase came

from Community TrustofMid and South

Canterbury, LionFoundation, Trevor

Wilson Charitable Trust and Advance

Ashburton.

In additiontothese grants, aHospice

Mid CanterburyFoundation Groupof20

memberswho contributed $5000 or more

was established. Thisgroupgot the

fundraising effort off to agreatstart,

bringing in $156,000 of thetotal raised.

Therehavealso beennumerous

donations fromthe Ashburton

community, both individuals and groups

includingthe district’s Lions Clubs.

“Weare extremelygrateful to the

communityfor theirgenerosity in

supporting this campaign.Weare very

proud to be the guardians of this

wonderful community­ownedproperty,”

MrsWright said.

Alarge legacy tree mural,created by

Jeff at Harvey Signs, is now apermanent

feature at the hospice and will

acknowledge donorswho have supported

the purchase of the property. Thiswill be

apermanent acknowledgement of the

generosity of ourcommunity.

Donors of $200 or above will havea

named leafonthe tree and alldonors, for

any amount,willberecorded in aledger

which will be kept in thehouse. While

the purchase pricewas the primary goal,

thelegacy treecampaign willcontinue in

ordertoraise funds whichwill go

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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 10

15 April 2021

Message from the Head of Senior School

Career Pathways

Where has the time gone? Term One is nearly

over! Forthe senior studentsthatmeans nearlya

thirdofthe year has passed.

Forsome,theywill know exactly whattheir career

pathway will look like. For others they will not

know wheretostartand willwantguidancefrom

school,adults or mentors.

This is whythe Senior Pastoral and the Transition

teams put alarge emphasis on ensuring that students are informed,

skilled and connected, in order to plan and make their career pathways

afterthey leave AshburtonCollege.

The following events are all based on informing students

regarding career options andpathways:

AshColl TertiaryDay (Years 12 and 13)

This year,due to time-limiting factors in our College calendar,wedecided

on achange of format to how tertiary providers deliver information to

our students.Inorder to continue to provide an opportunityfor students

to hear about the coursesand opportunities thatinstitutions offer,and to

give the students the information to begin planning their future beyond

secondary school, weran aone-day Tertiary Day, on17March, at the

Hotel Ashburton.

The students selected five workshop sessions to attend during the day,

with optionsprovided from over sixteen differenttertiary providers.This

eventwas well-receivedbystudents,staff andtertiaryproviders alike.

We encourage parents and caregivers to have conversations with your

student/s andfind out whatinformation they took on boardand howthis

is shaping their career pathway.

Pathways:Mid CanterburyYouth andCareer Exchange 2021

(Whole School)

We would like to invite you to be part of the ‘Pathways Mid Canterbury

Youth and Careers Exchange 2021’ being hosted by the Ashburton

DistrictCouncil,YMCAand Ashburton College.

As advertised further through this newsletter the eventisbeing held on

Tuesday04May at the EA NetworksCentre.During the daystudents will

attend in year level groups and experiencearange of youth services and

career opportunities available in MidCanterbury.

From 4:00pm the Exhibitor’s Hall will beopen to the public, and the

evening will end with apresentation from Nigel Latta, New Zealand

Psychologist,author,television presenterand author of parenting guide

programmes.

Tickets are$15 eachand can be purchased online at

https://www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/pathways.

As tickets arelimited please get in early.

We highly recommend parents and caregivers attending,ifyou can,both

the afternoon sessionand the evening event.

Whai WheakoKiAra (Years 11 and 12 Māori Students)

On Tuesday30March our Year 11 and 12 Māoristudents were invited to

attend theAra InstituteofCanterburyLtd,Timaru Campus,totrial some

of the programmes they offer.

The event was designed to support Māori students in thinking about

their future dreamsand career goalsbyexperiencinga‘hands-on’activity

in one of their many departments. Students looked at avast range of

activities, including Cookery, Bakery, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing,

Early Childhood Education, ICT and Trades.This event was well-run and

had awonderful kaupapaMāorielement.

sPACIFICally PACIFICCareers Expo 2021 (Years 12 and13

Pasifika Students)

On Friday09April thirty students attendedthe Ara InstituteofCanterbury

for aCareers Expo targeted at Pasifika students. Students were able to

explore the Expo and visit several providers. This was followed bysix

speakers talking about their daily work intheir field and how they got

into their career;offering adviceand answering students’questions.

Theylookedat:

• Culture–mycultureisvaluable,and it brings value

• Trades –there’s aboom! Getahead and earnwhile youlearn

• Health –anessential industryneeding morePacific faces

• Being atertiary student –what are the differences between school

and tertiary? Let’s learn from others who are studying at uni and

polytech

• Education–people like me,teaching people like me

Passion is what gives meaning to our lives.

It's whatallows us to achievesuccess beyond our wildestimagination.

Trytofind acareerpaththatyou haveapassion for.

Henry Samueli

AbbeyBruce

HeadofSeniorSchool

The

AshColl

Way

Staff –Farewell

Marion Ward

Tomorrow, Friday 16 April, we regretfully farewell

Marion, along-serving and highly valued member of

staff.

Animpressivethirty-two yearsago,inApril 1989, Marion

started her employment at Ashburton College, as

part ofthe cleaning team employed then by Crothall’s

Cleaning Company. This company later translated into

Spotless Services, atwhich time Marion was appointed

to the position ofCleaning Team Supervisor, aposition she has been very

effectivein, over thepast fifteen-twentyyears.

In July 2010 Ashburton College moved to employ the cleaning team inhouse,and

Marion continued in the supervisoryrole.

It isone thing to be in awork-place for along time, but quite another to

have contributed at a consistently high level, well-respected for one’s

contributions,which is the case with Marion.

Marionhas been ahighly capable employee, havingapositiveoverview of

her responsibilities and team members, agood understanding of College

routines, and the skills necessary toplan toensure adjustments to the

cleaning programme to accommodate various activityrequirements.

Marion’s professional manner, wealth of experience, highly dedicated

commitment toher role and leading by example, set the benchmark for

interactions with the cleaning staffteam and members of the wider College

staff, whovalued their interactions.

Weare very sorry to be losing the services of an amazing lady,who will not

only be missed for her work ethic and conscientious approach but also,

importantly, for herself as the person she is. Many friendships have been

formed, reciprocating Marion’s positivity, genuine interest in, and care and

concernfor others.

We thank Marion most sincerely for all that she has given toAshburton

College. Itisvalued and will be well-remembered,with appreciation. Marion

leaves with the very best of wishes from the College Board, Management

and staff foranenjoyable retirementwith more flexible time to spendwith

family and undertaking interests.

Porsha Coley

Porsha has been with us at College, firstly since 30January 2018, starting

initially as aLearning Support Assistant inTeWhare Manaaki (or Student

Learning SupportUnitasitwas knownbyatthattime). At the end of 2019

Porsha resigned this position, in order to undertake full-time study.

However, by March 2020, we were pleased to welcome Porsha back, this

time to apart-time teaching position, principally in Te WhareManaaki.

Porsha has been highly regarded for her capabilities, job knowledge and

initiative. Appreciated has been her willingness to ‘gothe extra mile’, and

her IT and communication/relationship skills. Students and staff will miss

her as she steps down from this position, having appreciatedher cheerful

manner –and goldfish knowledge!

Porsha is wished everysuccess as she continues her teacher training.

Information

AshburtonCollege Reunion -

Spread the Word to former Staff and Students

Registrations due by Friday23April 2021

Information

Pathways –Mid CanterburyYouth and

Careers Exchange 2021

Presents Nigel Latta –Tuesday 04 May

EA Networks Centre

Pathways is asequence offour events focused on supporting Mid

Canterbury youth inidentifying their pathway, and preparing them

with theattributes essentialtosuccessfully entering the workforceand

community.

Pathways is designed, through an interactive experience, to expose youth,

parents and caregivers to the careers, recreational activities and support

available to youth in MidCanterbury.

Timetable:

9:00am -3:00pm Exhibitors’ Hall open to 1400+ school students

(closed to public)

4:00pm -6:00pm Exhibitors’Hall opentoparents/caregivers and public

6:00pm -7:30pm GuestSpeaker Nigel Latta

Limited tickets available

Nigel Latta willbespeaking about howtomotivate, educateand

assist your children tosucceed in whattheywanttodoinlife.

To purchaseaticket for$15 pleasegoto

https://www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/pathways

College students willbeattendingthisevent,during the day, to

explorethe careers and youth services thatare available

in the MidCanterburyregion.

Congratulations

Aoraki SecondarySchools’LawnBowls

Held in Oamaru on Tuesday23March, staff member RichardHorrell advised

thatAshColl had an impressivefive teams in this competition.

He said that, with all teams playing six 40-minute games, this gave the

students anew appreciation of the level of fitness, both physical and

mental,required to playthe game at this level.

Therewas ahigh levelofbowls playedatthis tournamentand our students

were up with the best of them, plus enjoying the experience.

Appreciation

A special thank you is given to the Allenton Bowls Club for their support

with coaching in the limited time before tournament, and for the use of

enough sets of bowls tokit out fiveteams of pairs.

Team members were –

AshColl 1–Boys: HenryHobbs,Devon Flannery.

AshColl 2–Girls: Molly Meehan, MaePatterson.

AshColl 3–Boys: MillarNewlands,Liam Fuller.

AshColl 4–Mixed: Harry Soal,Ella Shanks.

AshColl 5–Boys:

Xavier Dalton, Bailey Gleeson.

All AshColl teams played in the

Championship Grade, with AshColl teams

1, 3and 5drawn in Pool Awith Waitaki

Girls' and Waitaki Boys’ High School Team

2; while AshColl teams 2and 4wereinPool

Bagainst Mackenzie College and Waitaki

Boys’3.

Results

In Pool A Ashburton 3finished in 2nd

place; Ashburton 1in3rd and Ashburton

5in5th place.

In Pool B Ashburton 4finished in 2nd

placeand Ashburton2in4th.

(Pictured above,leftand right):

Millar Newlands,Ella Shanks and

HenryHobbs preparing foraction.

(Pictured left, front): Millar Newlands with

HenryHobbs (far right) from the AshColl 3

and 1teams.

Final Play-offs

The Championship Grade was won by

Mackenzie CollegeoverWaitaki Girls’ High

School.

AshColl Team 4placed 3rd over AshColl Team 3; AshColl Team 1placed 5th

over Waitaki Boys’High School; AshColl Team 5lost to Waitaki Boys’ High

School 2; while AshColl 2, due to nine teams being in the draw, didn't get

to play-off.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 10

15 April 2021

Congratulations

Summer TournamentWeek

Involved in this national sports tournament week this year were the

College Rowing team and two Softball teams. Again, involvement

was with areal appreciation of the opportunity, given last year’s COVID

cancellation,and this year’s COVID level variations.

Rowing

Provided by Year 12 student, Claudia Thomas

On Saturday 20March the Ashburton College rowing squad of twenty five

flew up to Auckland for the annual Aon Maadi Cup Rowing Regatta (New

Zealand SecondarySchools’ Regatta).

On arrival, the team then droveout to Lake Karapiro, Cambridge,wherewe

set up our tents and rigged all of our boats. Because the lake was socalm

we all managedtoget out on the waterfor abit of atrainingrow beforethe

six-day regatta wasdue to begin.

On Sunday wemanaged to get two training rows out on the lake, one

beforeand one afterthe Maadi Parade.

Maadi Teams’ Parade

At the parade each school had their ownbanner.

This year our banner was designed byIsabel Wall, Lily Davidson and

Mia Chambers. Justin Skilling from Juice Signs +Designs printed our

banner forus.

At the parade all of the competing rowers walk around acouple of blocks

in Cambridge, starting from Cambridge

Primary School. Atthe conclusion of the

parade thereare speeches and the winning

banner is announced. Tom Mackintosh,

acurrent rower inthe New Zealand elite

squad chose the winner. Having over

2400 rowers meant that itwas avery loud

parade!

(Pictured right): TheAshColl team with

their banner.

Racing

Once racing was underway, Monday and Tuesday were both days full of

heats. Ashburton College had twenty three crews entered in heats, with

most boats getting through to either asemi-final or arepechage race.

Wednesdaywas the dayofrepechage raceswhich provide asecond chance

forboats to get into asemi-final; A, BorCfinal.

Twelve Ashburton College crews made itinto arepechage, while three

crewsautomatically qualified forasemi-final based on their placings in the

heats.

On Thursday animpressive ten AshColl crews raced in semi-finals. Our

rowers all raced very well with nine crews qualifying for either anA(top

eightinNew Zealand), BorCfinal.

Friday and Saturday were both finals days, with College rowers competing

in two Afinals, five Bfinals and two Cfinals, inwhich all crews raced very

well.

Final Day‘Clothing Swap’

Saturday also had the annual clothing swap. This is where all competing

rowers take their rowing gear and swap it with other rowers.

This year our ‘swap tops’ were designed by Claudia Thomas and

Charles Savage.

Overall, Maadi Cup was an awesome experience for all of our rowers. New

friends and life-long memories were made.

Specific Resultswere as follows:

Thereare some notable results,fromwhatisthe largest school sports

event in the Southern Hemisphere. All AshColl rowers achieved

personal bests. This year there were 2432 competitors, 354 coaches and

123 schools competing, toform what isalways an amazing event and, to

form this year,the largest Maadi eventinthe historyofthe event. As always,

huge experience was gained, which will stand younger rowers in good

stead forthe future.

AFinalists

Abig congratulations go to MatthewPearce and GedWall. Qualifying for

an AFinal is significant and places arower in the TopEight rowers in New

Zealand from this Regatta.

Matthew Pearce - Boys’

Under 17 Single Sculls:

Matthew (pictured right)

placed 3rd inhis heat, 2nd

in the semi-final and placed

8th in the AFinal.

Ged Wall –Boys’ Under 18

Single Sculls: Ged (pictured

left) placed 1st in his Heat,

2nd in the semi-final and

8th in the AFinal.

BFinalists

Girls’ Under 15 Coxed Quad Sculls - Mia Chambers, Isabel Wall,

Sophie Gibson, Sienna Skilling, Charles Savage (Cox): The team placed

5th in their Heat, 1st inthe Repechage; 2nd in their semi-final and 2nd in

the BFinal.

Girls’ Under 15 Coxed Four - Mia Chambers, Isla Connelly-Whyte,

Isabel Wall, Sienna Skilling, Charles Savage (Cox): Placed 3rd intheir

Heat and the Repechage (in the same heat asthe other Girls’ Under 15

CoxedFour), and placed 6th in the BFinal.

Girls’ Under 15 Double Sculls -Mia Chambers,Isabel Wall: Placed 3rdin

their Heat, 2nd in the Repechage, 7th in the semi-final and 7th placed in

the BFinal.

Boys’Under 18 Novice Coxed Four -Jed Amos, LiamTaylor, Jade Jung,

Izacc Carr, Kyle Cabading (Cox): Placed 7th in their Heat, 6th in the

Repechage and 7th in the BFinal.

Girls Under 18 Novice Coxed Four -Coty Cuadrado, Sienna Skilling,

Chloe Braas,Sophie Gibson,LilyDavidson (Cox): Placed 4th in their Heat,

6th in the Repechage and 8th in the BFinal.

(Pictured left, lefttoright):

Girls’Under 15 Coxed

Quad Sculls -

Charles Savage (Cox),

Isabel Wall,

Sophie Gibson,

Sienna Skilling,

MiaChambers.

CFinalists

Boys’Under 16 Double Sculls -Mitchell Taylor,HenryWallis: Placed 4th

in their Heat, 5th in the semi-finaland 1st placed in the CFinal.

Girls’ Under 18 Novice Double -Coty Cuadrado, Isla Connelly-Whyte:

Placed 6th in their Heat, 3rd in the Repechage, 8th Semi-Final and

6th placed in the CFinal.

Semi-Finalists

Girls’ Under 15Coxed Quad Sculls -Chloe Braas, Isla Connelly-Whyte,

Leah Reid,Honor Bradford, Lily Davidson (Cox):

5th placed in their Heat, 3rdinthe Repechage and 7th in the semi-final.

CrewstoQualify forRepechage Racing

Boys’Under 17 Double Sculls -Matthew Pearce, Zane Cameron: 5th in

their Heat, and 4th in the Repechage.

Girls’Under 16 Double Sculls -RubyLeverton, LauraJensen: 5th in their

Heat, and 6th in the Repechage.

Boys’Under 16 Single Sculls -Henry Wallis: 5th in his heat, and 5th in

the Repechage.

Girls’ Under 15 Coxed Four - Chloe Braas, Honor Bradford,

Sophie Gibson, Leah Reid, Lily Davidson (Cox): Placed 6th in their Heat,

and 6th in the Repechage.

Boys’ Under 17 Coxed Quad - Zane Cameron, Riley Harris,

Mitchell Taylor, Henry Wallis, Charles Savage (Cox): 5th placed in their

Heat, and 7th in the Repechage.

Balanceofthe Crews’ Results were -

Boys’Under 15 Double Sculls -LiamTaylor,IzaccCarr: 7th placed in their

Heat.

Girls’ Under 16 Coxed Quad Sculls - Mia Chambers, Isabel Wall,

Ruby Leverton,LauraJensen, Charles Savage (Cox): 7th in their Heat.

Girls’ Under 18 Novice Coxed Quad Sculls - Coty Cuadrado,

Isla Connelly-Whyte, Sophie Gibson, Sienna Skilling, Lily Davidson

(Cox): 7th in their heat.

Boys’ Under 18 Novice Coxed Quad Sculls -Jed Amos, Liam Taylor,

Jade Jung,Kyle Cabading,IzaccCarr (Cox): 7th placed in their Heat.

Boys’ Under 18 Novice Double -Jed Amos, Liam Taylor: 8th placed in

their Heat.

Girls’ Under 17 Single Sculls -ClaudiaThomas: 8th in her Heat.

Boys’ Under 17 Coxed Four - Zane Cameron, Henry Wallis,

Mitchell Taylor,RileyHarris,Charles Savage (Cox): 8th in their Heat.

Girls’ Under 17 Double Sculls -Claudia Thomas, Ruby Leverton: 8th in

their Heat.

(Pictured below inthe yellow boat, front to back): In the Coxswains race -

Charles Savage (Stroke Seat), Kyle Cabading, Izacc Carr, Lily Davidson and

Honor Braford(Cox).

Coming Events

April

16 Last DayofTerm One

17-03 May Holidaybreak

24-25 NZSS Trampoline and Double Mini championships,Christchurch

25 ANZACDay

26 ANZACDay observed

May

03 First day–Term 2

04 Pathways:Youthand Careers Expo,EANetworksCentre

05 Year 12 Sciencetrip, Antarctic Centre, Christchurch

Year 11 Economics trips to McDonalds,Ashburton

05-07 Year 13 Geographytrip, Kaikoura

07 MidCanterburySports Awards

Hockey 1st XI Boys -Christchurch

08 Crusaders Region 1st XV MCCvMarlborough Boys’High School

(home)

Girls’Softball Team –South Island SecondarySchools’Division 2

Held from 23-26 March, at Alexandra, Manager Leigh Lyttle said this group

of ladies were amazing people to spend theweekwith.

Team members (pictured above, back row,lefttoright): Manager-LeighLyttle,

Angel Spooner, Molly Jones, Ashlein Lyttle, TC Trusler Clark,

Stephanie Geeson, Tayla Davidson, Co-Coach: Richelle Aubrey, Briar Clark,

Coach:Lyndall Chisnall.

(Front row, left toright): Ngahuia Maeva, Gemma Taylor, Gemma Tapurau,

LaurenTaylor (Captain), AnnaGray.

She said thattheir growth as the games went on showedthe value of having

teams picked early to allow maximum time for training and upskilling. The

closegamesinthe last round robin showedhow much the players learned

whileaway and they were proud to have come so close to thewinningteam.

The team’s results, in the fiveteam rounds,were –

Round Robin 1- vRiccarton High School 8-17; Southland Girls’High 1-9;

Dunstan High 10-11and KaiapoiHigh School 0-14.

Round Robin 2-vRiccarton High School 1-15; Southland Girls’ High

School 3-4; Dunstan High School 7-8 and Kaiapoi High School 11-17,

showing significantlyimproved scores against three ofthe four opposition

teams.

Southland Girls’ High School were eventual winners over Kaiapoi High

School.

Leigh said that the AshColl team’s results unfortunately did not reflect

the overall skill and talent in the team but added that she certainly looks

forwardtoseeing whatthe players can bring to the competitionnextyear.

Two injuries impacted toadegree, with Molly Jones having to manage a

slight knee injury, and Gemma Taylor rested on the final day, following a

knock to her head andneck on aslide.

(Pictured right): Gemma Taylor

as catcher,inthe game against

RiccartonHigh School.

(Pictured left):

Ashlein Lyttle batting,inthe match

against Southland Girls’High

School.

Boys’Softball Team –South Island SecondarySchools’Division 2

Also held in Alexandra, from 23-26 March, Ashburton College was one of

nine teamscompeting in thisgrade –being Dunstan, Riccarton, Southland

Boys’, Shirley Boys’, Otago Boys’and Burnside High Schools, and Taieri and

James HargestColleges.

(Pictured above,back row, lefttoright): Assistant Coach: Nathan Johnstone,

D J Reuben, Chris Angus, Dan Cousins, Ethan Gray, Tate Dryland,

Todd McCloy, Oliver-Jack Munro, Coach Billy Tapurau.

(Front row, left to right): Steven Harris, Nick Tapurau, Daniel Ditmer,

Cooper Kellett,Nick Freer,Daniel Thompson. (Absent):

Manager Helen-Anne McCloy.

Results for the team were –

On Day One: Against Taireri College (7-20), James Hargest (2-11),

Otago Boys’High School (0-11).

DayTwo: Broughtabout the team’s firstwin, against Burnside High School

(13-3), while the other games were losses -against Southland Boys’High

School (2-8), and Shirley Boys’High School (6-10).

Day Three: Saw one very close loss, plus awider margin loss against

Dunstan High School (13-24). Theloss within one run wasagainst Riccarton

High School (6-7).

DayFour: Had AshColl drawnagainst Burnside High School,gaining agood

win (14-5), to finish the tournament on11points, ahead of Burnside High

School and only one pointbehind RiccartonHighSchool,and within three

and four points of TaieriCollege and James Hargest High School.


FEATURE

16 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2021

We will remember them ... always

Anzac Dayisaday of national

remembrance,where the

nation comes together to

acknowledgethe menand

women whohaveserved,been

injured or died in service to

their country. The date,April

25, marksthe anniversary of the

landing of Australian andNew

Zealand soldiers ­the ANZACs ­

at Gallipoli in 1915. Thousands

lost theirlives.

Ashburtontownship has

three Anzac Dayservices on

Sunday, April 25.

RSA Ashburton president

MervBrentonsaidthe dawn

service willinclude theraid

siren and searchlights. And the

civil service willinclude the

firingofthe RSA’s 25­pounder

(fieldgun), which will fire three

times.

6.30am ­The dawn service is

at theAshburton Cenotaph,

Baring Square West. Speakers

include RSA Ashburton

ASHBURTON RETURNED SERVICES

ASSOC (Inc)

ANZAC DAYAPRIL 25th 2021

COMMEMORATION

SERVICES

Thefollowingservices have beenarrangedand all citizens

of the AshburtonCounty areinvited to attend.

6.30am DAWNSERVICE

Dawn Service at the Cenotaph Baring Square West. Service

conductedbySemi Ratu of theSalvation Army.

Speaker: JoLuxton

PresidentAshburtonRSA Merv Brenton

9.00am CEMETERYSERVICE SERVICES PLOT

ServiceconductedbySemiRatu ofthe Salvation Army.

Speaker Defense ForcePersonnel

R.S.A. Members assemble at north end of ServicePersonnel

plot 8.45am

11.00am CIVIC SERVICE &WREATH LAYING

Cenotaph Baring SquareWest

Guest Speakers: MayorNeil Brown

AshburtonCollege Head Girland Head Boy.

PresidentAshburtonRSA Merv Brenton

Limited seating available for elderly citizens. 150 seats

reservedfor Returned/ServicePersonnel.

Ex Service personnel, also other groups: Scouts, Guides

etc. assemble at the corner of Havelock and Park Streets

by 10.45am.

Dress for all services, mufti and medals. Courtesy Van

available phone 308 7175

HINDS SUB-BRANCH

ServiceatHindsHall at 10am

Ex Service Personnel and Scout &Guides assemble at

Scout Denat9.45am.

MAYFIELD &DISTRICTS

9.30am Assemble at Mayfield–PantherRock Café car park.

9.50am Parade leaves.

10.00am Services commences in Mayfield Memorial Hall

Servicetaken by RevMaryJoHoldaway.

Speaker Reon Blake

AshburtonSilverBand in attendance.

Collection for acharity. Morning Tea tofollow, aplate

appreciated.

12.30pm .Golf matchatMayfield Golf Club.1.00pmstart.

METHVEN SUB-BRANCH

Assemble at the Memorial Arch on McDonald Street at

9.15am, March 9.30am. Service atMtHutt Memorial Hall

at 10.00am.

Morning Teainthe supper room of the Memorial Hall. All

welcome.

RAKAIA

All ex-service/relatives are invited toparticipate in the

march. Please assemble at 10.00am followed bythe

Commemorative service atthe Rakaia Community Centre

10.15am.

RSA Ashburton president Merv Brenton and vice­president Allan Johnstone.

presidentMerv Brenton and

SalvationArmy lieutenant

Elizabeth Ratu.

9.00am ­There is acemetery

servicewithamarch­in, at the

northern flag pole in the

2373490

Ashburton Cemetery.Mrs Ratu

willalso speak atthisservice

along withamemberofthe

NewZealand armed forces.

11.00am ­The civic service

and wreath lyingisatthe

cenotaph,Baring Square West.

Speakers include Ashburton

mayorNeilBrownand

AshburtonCollege head girl

Millie Sullivan and head boy

Thomas Patterson.

2372317

There is limited seating

available forelderlycitizens

with reservedseating for

returned or currentservice

personnel.

Ex Service personnel, and

other groupssuch as Scouts,

Guides etc, are asked to

assemble at the cornerof

Havelock and Parkstreets by

10.45am.

OtherAnzac DayServices for

the publicare at Hakatere

Marae at7.30am, followed by

breakfast. Hinds Community

Centre at 10am. Mayfield

MemorialHall at 10am. Mt Hutt

Memorial Hall, Methvenat

10am.

Rakaia Community Centreat

10.15am. GeraldineWar

MemorialonTalbot Street at

9am.Remembrance services

will also be held at Woodburyat

10.15am, Peel Forestat11.30am

and at Rangitata Airfield at

2.15pm.

White crosses mark run route

Scores of people areexpectedatthe

AnzacDay LestWeForgetMemorial

Run orWalkinthe Ashburton

Domain on Sunday, April25.

Theannualevent, organisedby

Rotary International members,takes

placearound aone kilometre circuit

around thedomain.

Organiser Gary Whiting said the

event,whichusually drew in around

100to130 people, manyofwhom

were regulars, had been runningat

leasteightyears.

It wasall about fun, he said.

People could walk or runaslittle,

or as muchofthe circuit, as they

wanted ­upto5km ­whichwas suited

mostpeople.

There is no prize for first, it’sa

memorial walkand alsotosupport

the activedefence forces.

It costs $10 peradult to enter and

$3 forstudentsandchildren; which

includedasausage sizzle.

He saidthe eventwas fully

supportedbythe Ashburton RSA and

allproceeds raised on the day would

go to their Anzac Poppy Appeal

funds.

Thedomain routeincludeda

section where white crosseswere

placed. They not onlymarkedthe

routebut wereareminder of why

people hadgathered.

There would also be ashort story

or poematthebeginning and apiper

wouldstart the walk/run event.

It may beacommemoration event

buteverybody enjoyed themselves,

so the morepeople thebetter, he

said.

Theeventstartsatthe Ashburton

Domain Walnut Avenue pavilion, on

Anzac Day (Sunday,April 25) at

1.30pm. It is on wet or fine.

Above: Runners and walkers taking

part in the last Anzac Day memorial

event in the Ashburton Domain on

April 25, 2019.

Poppy appeal

Support the ReturnedServices Association

and the servicecommunity by buying apoppy

during their annual Poppy Appeal tomorrow,

April 16.

Collectors willbeonthe streets around

townwith poppiesavailable for adonation.

A$3donation canalso be made by texting

‘Ash’ to 4622.

It willsupport theAshburton RSA.

The poppy is areminder of sacrifices made

byservice personnel –both pastand present

­asthey were the first flowers thatgrew in

the battlefields of FlandersinBelgium

during World WarOne andwereasymbol of

remembrance and hope.

The moneyraised from the street

collectors will stay in MidCanterburyand

benefitthe district’s pastand present

personnel.


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Plea to keep traffic flowing

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburtonretailers have

successfully lobbied

Ashburtondistrictcouncillors

to keep one lane openfor

traffic on East Streetasthe

CBDrevitalisationproject

bitesintotheir bottom lines.

Contractors had planned to

fully shut intersections at

Moore, Tancred, Burnett and

Havelockstreets to undertake

workbut CBD business

operators said that would be

thefinal straw for somewho

were struggling financially.

Theretailers lobbiedcouncil

to keep at leastone laneof

traffic flowing on EastStreet

during the reconstruction,

though it might raise the cost of

the$15millionproject.

Councillors discussed their

request last week in the publicexcluded

part of theirregular

meeting.

While their decision remains

in­committee, retailers have

been told their request was

approved.

Retailers Chris Redmond,

RichardWilson and Bob

McDonald put their case to

councillors last week, saying

customers were beginning to

avoid the CBD altogether as

streets were ripped up and

relaid and congested with

machines.

Mr Redmond said businesses

andcouncil needed to work

together before those habits

became permanent and people

didnot return to theCBD.

Businesses were aware the

CBDwould eventuallybe an

asset for all.

‘‘We understand most of the

complexity involved and can

Keeping traffic flowing on East Street is crucial for Ashburton CBD retailers.

tolerate most disruption, but

now it is causing astrainon

business.’’

The elderly weremost

affected, many not wanting to

navigate therough terrain.

About90per cent of all

customers mentionedthe

reconstruction work.

‘‘It is notall aboutthe

retailers. It is about all the

people in this town and

anything council can do to

mitigate it will be appreciated

by the wider community.’’

The projectshould be

finished late November, but

that is still eight monthsof

grief forretailers, who have

already endured earthquakes

andthe pandemic.

‘‘It is anotherthing on top of

another thing on topofanother

thing,” Mr Redmond said.

‘‘Weare at the end, some

need help.’’

Bob McDonald said oneof

his elderly customers wasso

confusedbythe changes that

she could not rememberwhere

her car was parked.His

business, Health 2000,was

doing homedeliveries for

customerswho didn’twant to

come to the CBD.

Cr Stuart Wilsonasked if

keepingsometraffic on East

Street would mitigate that,

rather than completely closing

intersections.

‘‘Absolutely,’’ Mr McDonald

said.

‘‘If we can keep it open,even

if it is one way with stop/goor

traffic lights,itwill makea

huge difference.The traffic

can still go around.’’

Richard Wilson said

retailers appreciatedthe

efforts of manyAshburton

district peopletoshop locally.

‘‘Postlockdownshowed that

weare an extremelyloyal

community and we are

thankful for that. It is

difficult.’’

Mayor Neil Brownsaid

council was listening to their

worriesand working with

retailers to minimise

disruption, butnotimewas a

goodtime for the scope of work

being undertaken.

Burnett Street set for pavers, sealing

Asphaltwill be laid on Burnett Streetthis

weekasthe CBDtransformation

continues.

Burnett Street will be closed to traffic

from today until 7am on Saturdaysothe

south sideofthe streetcan be sealed.

Theclosure will enable concrete beams

to be installed at the Cass Street end and

pavers laid between those beams without

traffic running over them.New kerbing

works willhappen on the north side of the

street, which will be asphalted overthe

nextfew weeks.

Pedestrianswill have access to all

businesses on BurnettStreet at all times,

though theymight have to walkfurther up

or down the street to safely cross.

Over on Tancred Street,adrinking

water fountainhas been installed and

litterbinswill be next whentheyarrive.

On East Street,contractors continueon

the gardens, timber deck areaand new

rampto the railway pedestriancrossingat

the topofBurnett Street.

The scheduleofwork forthe

intersectionsonEast Street will be

advised soon.

ContractorTru­Line Civil broughtinan

extra crew this weektostart installing a

wastewaterpipeline in the west­bound

laneofHavelockStreet. Installationwill

startacross from 255 HavelockStreet and

continue to just shortofEast Street.

The west­boundlane willneedtobe

closed while the work is being

undertaken;the east­boundlane remains

open.

Parking could be limitedonthe west

sideofthe street.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

17

Support

for poppies

praised

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Community generosity for the

PoppyFlight to Mid Canterbury

lastweek raised more than $650

in donations andmoreis

expected with theongoing sale

of poppiesand stars.

The moneyraised during the

community event at the

AshburtonAirportwas for the

Returned Services Association

(RSA), Starship Hospital and

NewZealandWarbirds.

Volunteer organiser Dellwyn

Moylan said money was still

coming in fromtheongoing sale

of knittedand crocheted

poppies andstars which were

available for adonation from

Community House Mid

Canterbury, at 44 Cass Street,

each week day until April 23.

‘‘Thankyou to everyone who

supported Poppy FlightinMid

Canterbury, knitting,

crocheting, sewing, flying,

cooking sausages, hosting

Poppy Flight, attendingour

(district’s)eventormaking a

donation.’’

The AshburtonRSA,onCox

Street, also has poppies

available foradonation, up to

andincluding Anzac Day, on

Sunday, April 25. Their official

RSApoppy appeal, where

collectors will be on the streets

around town, is tomorrow;

Friday,April 16.

Someofthe knittedand

crochetedpoppiesfromthe

district had gonetothe national

organiser who had created an

evening dress whichisup for

auction on Trade Me,called

The PoppyDress.

Threeartworksfeaturing

someofthe poppiesmade

locally will alsobeauctioned

shortly to raise money.All

moneyraised for these auctions

will go to Poppy Flight

charities.

Volunteers Dellwyn Moylan and

Judy Skevington with some of

the poppies made by locals.

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At the art exhibition at Moore Street Medical Centre are (from left) artists Robin Arnst, Lynda Scott, Barbara Jaine and Ngaio McKee.

The works in the photo are by Mrs Arnst.

PHOTO MICK JENSEN

Art on medical centre walls

It’s notyour typical art space,

but five local artists are

showingtheir works at the

MooreStreet Medical Centre.

The otherwise plain walls of

the medical’s centre’s waiting

area are displayingart by Joy

Stack, Ngaio McKee, Lynda

Scott, Barbara Jaine and Robin

Arnst.

Each artist has contributed

three or four works each and

there is avariety of mediums

and various subjects to catch

the eye of visitors.

JoyStack’s signature

colourful works featureinone

corner, while on the opposite

wall there is more colour and a

focus on circles from Robin

Arnst.

Lynda Scott’s worksare

watercolours and featurelocal

landscapes.

Barbara Jaine has oil,

watercolour and mixedmedia

worksthat feature landscapes

and florals, including three

miniatures, andNgaio McKee

has focused on landscapes in

watercolour.

Robin Arnst said the medical

centrewas not your typical art

space,but the works displayed

wouldgive the public

somethingtolookatand

consider.

There waslittle reading

material in publicplaces at the

moment, so theart would catch

theeye.

All the works were priced and

for sale andwould hang for a

monthand maybelonger, she

said.

Lynda Scott said the artists

all regularly displayed at shows

andexhibitionsatthe Short

Street studio.

All were membersofthe

Ashburton Society of Arts and

enjoyed painting and creativity.

Rakaia water upgrade work to start

Rakaia residents will be asked

to restrict their water use for

about eight hoursonMonday

(April 19) and observe aboil

water noticefor several days as

the Ashburton District Council

beginsupgradingthe town's

drinking water service.

Ashburton ContractingLtd

(ACL) will be raising Rakaia's

borewaterhead above ground

laterthis month as partof

district­wide upgrades, which

will require the bore to be

switched off from 9am on April

19 for an expected6­8 hours.

Rakaia's boreneedstobe

raised aboveground in orderto

be recognised as secure bore

water. Followingthe Havelock

North inquiry, there is now a

greater emphasisonrisk

assessment for water supplies.

Althoughdrinking water will

still be available to Rakaia

residents during the work, they

will need to restrict their water

useasmuch as practicalwhile

the upgrades are takingplace.

As asafetyprecaution, aboil

waternoticewill be in placefor

the scheme from9am on April

19 until10pm April 23.

Boil water notices require

three consecutive days of clear

testresults for the noticetobe

removedand thisiswhy the

notice will beinplace until

April 23.

Residentswill needtoboil

theirdrinkingwaterand water

usedinfood preparation or for

hygiene purposes forone

minute beforeconsuming.

The actual length of the

shutdown may be subject to

change on the day, depending

on the conditions encountered

when work begins.

Rakaia residents who would

like toreceive atext alert from

thecouncil about the shutdown

can texttheirpostcode to 4196.

All residents can also opt into

the free service to receive

information about their area.

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Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

Street

safety

audit

19

Asafety auditwill be carried

out on Cass Street, one of the

firststreets to be nearly fully

revamped in the CBD

project.

AshburtonDistrict Council

infrastructureservices

managerNeilMcCann said

the audit by an external

contractor would review

itemsraised by people,

particularlyabout theshared

pedestrian and cycleway.

Theshared path cameup

for criticism at acouncil

meeting, whenCrDiane

Rawlinsonsaid feedbackto

her indicated it was not a

popularchoice. Oneebike

userhad told her shefelt

guilty using it, especially

whenelderly pedestrians

wereinthe middle of the

path.

RoadingmanagerBrian

Fauth saidcars were

travelling too fast on Cass

Street and notpaying

attentiontothe posted 30km/

hspeedsigns.

He saidthe impact on

pedestrian and cyclist

behaviourwouldbebest

gaugedwhen the CBD

projectwas complete,atthe

end of theyear.‘‘I think you

will findpeople will ge more

usedtothe shared scenario.’’

Some education will be

required though.

Cr Leen Braamurged

peopletogive the newlayout

achance and that while it

was new for the district,

therewere moreways to get

aroundthan usingacar.

‘‘Welcometothe future.’’

Councillorslast week

adopted their walking and

cycling strategy for the next

10 years.

Thefinaldocument

acknowledges the work done

on mountain bike trails by

clubs, as well as additional

safe crossingsonstate

highways,investigating a

learn­to­ridespace, and

footpaths for asectionof

RacecourseRoad,onAlbert

Street to the Ashburton

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Tarbottons Road.

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Week of 12 April 2021 |ISSUE 24

Ashburton District Council submits response to

Environment CanterburyDraftLong-Term Plan 2021-31

Ashburton District Council welcomed

the opportunity to comment on

Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) draft

Long-Term Plan 2021-31 by submitting

a formal response as part of the

consultation period.

The premise of the submission to ECan is

as follows:

• The consultation document proposes

options for Environment Canterbury’s

programme of work over the next 10

years. Council supports‘other option’ –

composed of statutory work and prior

commitments (from option 2), funded

through an increase in loan-funding.

• Council does not support the rate rises

proposedinoptions 1or2,and favours

thisthirdoption as away to reducethe

rate rise.

• It is Council’s view that only work that

is already committed or required to

meet statutory requirements should

be progressed at this point and that

projects that are not necessary right

now,are delayed to helpreducethe rate

rise.

• Council strongly requests Environment

Canterbury reconsiders how the

projects includedinthe planare funded

-through increased use of alternative

funding tools, including loan-funding,

to reducethe impact of this rate rise as

much as is possible.

• Council supports the use of borrowing

to fund the development of plans

which have alife span ofatleast 10

years. Council has taken this approach

in the past to fund the District Plan,

and believes it is an appropriate use of

the funding tools that are available to

councils.

• The Revenue &Financing Policyappears

to take the view that properties with

a higher capital value (CV) have an

increased ability to afford higher rates.

While Council acknowledges that the

general rate must be used in some

cases,disagrees with this assumption.

• Council opposes the low use of the

Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC)

and recommends that Environment

Canterbury increases its use of this

rating tool.

• Council supports the inclusion of

fundingtowards the HekeaoHinds MAR

project in Year 1ofthe draft Long-Term

Plan 2021-22. Before any commitment

is made by EnvironmentCanterburyto

enhanceYear2funding forthe Hekeao

Hinds MAR project, we implore you

to directly consult with the affected

properties (in the Upper, Lower Aand

Lower B rating zones) of the local

Hinds Plains community between the

Ashburton and RangitataRivers.

Ashburton District Council thanks

Environment Canterburyfor the

opportunity to provide this submission.

Read the full submission on the Council's

website: ashburtondc.govt.nz

We want to

hear from YOU!

WATCH: Long-TermPlan

LIVECommunityMeeting

now available online

Development &Financial

ContributionsPolicy

This policydescribes how we will plan forand fund

infrastructureand facilities to meetthe needs of future

growth in the Ashburton District.

Proposed changesinclude:

• Alignment of development contributionswith the draft

Long-Term Plan 2021-31

• Introduction of awastewater development

contribution forRakaiatownship

• Stronger and clearer reasonsfor collectingcommunity

infrastructuredevelopmentcontributions.

ashburtondc.govt.nz/haveyoursay

We areaccepting feedback until 5pm on Monday 19 April 2021.

Consultation for the 10-year draft plan

is now past thehalfway point, withjust

under one week leftfor residentstoget

their feedbackin.

An online ‘community meeting’ was held

lastweek(6April)whereAshburtonDistrict

Mayor Neil Brown and Council Officers

explained the details of the proposed draft

plan.

For those who were not able to make

it –ortoany other community meeting

hosted by Council –interested residents

can now watch the live presentation

online anytime as the video is available on

both the Council's YouTube Channel and

Facebook Page.

Hereare additional important details:

• Feedback closes Monday 19 April, 5pm

• On the ItsOurPlace.nz website, viewthe

consultation document (asummary of

our proposed budgets, plans, projects,

and rates)

• Use the Rates Calculator sosee your

proposed ratesover the next three years

For full details and information, visit

ItsOurPlace.nz.

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Week of 12 April 2021 |ISSUE 24


Cheapskates

coming to

town for

skatejam

Pull on your skates and grab your

board, Ashburton is set tohost its very

own skate jam event on Sunday 9May

with special guests, Cheapskates Skate

Skool.

Ashburton Youth Council (AYC)is

organising the event at the Ashburton

skatepark as part of Youth Week 2021

celebrationsand therewill be free gear

hireavailable so everyonecan giveitago.

"We want our young peopletoget out

and trysomething neworjust havefun

learning newtricks,"AYC Chair Michael

Baker says.

"This event is all about youthand it's

completely free so that everyonecan take

part."

This willbethe second time AYC have

hosted the Ashburton StakeJam, with the

first proving hugely popular thanks to the

crew from Cheapskates SkateSkool.

"Cheapskatesare so good at what they

do,and no matterhow many tricks you

know,the team canalways give you some

morepointers.Wecan't wait to have

them herenext month."

Cheapskates SkateSkool is New

Zealand'slongest running learn-to-skate

programme and skateevent provider.

Based in Christchurch, theyvisit schools,

holidayprogrammes and community

events, and havetaught over 25,000

youth how to skatesince2010.

The Ashburton SkateJam will be

happening from 12pm -3pm Sunday 9

May at the skatepark on the corner of

West and MooreStreets.

Condolences to Queen

Elizabeth and the Royal

Family forthe lossof

PrincePhilip

On behalf of the Ashburton District

we send our condolences to Queen

Elizabeth and the Royal Family for the

loss of Prince Philip.

Our thoughts are with the Queen at this

sad time-losing herhusband of 73 years.

We acknowledgePrincePhilip’s incredible

service and devotion and the support he

gave the Queen and the Commonwealth

in his role.

TheflagatCouncilAdministrationBuilding

in Ashburton has been lowered tohalf

mast to recognise his outstandingservice.

A Book of Condolence is available at

the Council Public Library. Alternatively,

visit royal.uk for the official Book of

Condolenceonline.

MayorNeil Brown

Ashburton District Council

COMMUNITY

NOTICEBOARD

Public Notice

ROAD CLOSURE

AshburtonDistrict Councilgives public

noticeofaroad closurefor the purpose

of allowing the Ashburton Car Club to

hold “StandingQuarter Mile Sprint”

(withtheexception of emergency

vehicles)for the periodindicated

hereunder.

Road to beclosed

• WINSLOWWILLOWBYROAD from

the Longbeach Road intersectionto

approximately 500metresfromthe

intersectionofState Highway1.

Period of Closure: From 9.00am until

5.00pm on Saturday, 17April2021.

This noticeofclosure is madeunderthe

LocalGovernment Act1974-Schedule

10 (11 (e)). Itwill be an offence under

the above regulationsforany person

otherwise than under authorityofan

authorised permittouse theroads /

streetsfor ordinary vehicular traffic

during theperiodofclosure.

NEIL McCANN

GroupManager InfrastructureServices

Ashburton CBD: Burnett Street setfor

newroadsurface

Progressonrejuvenating Burnett Street

in Ashburton's CBD is settomakestrides

next week when the street begins

gettingits newroadsurface.

Council'scontractor,Tru-Line Civil will

need to temporarily close the streetfor

two days while it appliesthe asphalt

on the south side of the streetand lays

paversnearCass Street.

Burnett Street willbeclosed to traffic from

7am Thursday 15 until 7amSaturday 17

April, however pedestrians will still have

access to the street.

With the unexpected availabilityof

additional Tru-Line Civil contractors,

Council has brought forwardsome of

its plannedwork forHavelock Street.

Wastewaterpipe upgradeswill begin on

Tuesday 13 April, which will see the road

temporarily reduced to one-way traffic

until the end of the week.

Havelock Street'swest-boundlane

heading to East Streetwill be closed while

the contractor installs the pipeline.

Meanwhile, East Streetupgradeshave

been tracking along well, with anew

timberdeck,gardens and ramp to the

Burnett Streetrailway crossingnearing

completion.

Council anticipates the work in thatarea

to wrap up in the nextweekorso.

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NEWS

22 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

Tranquility selling art, clothing

Karen Isherwood’s little spot

of tranquility has become a

shopshe has called

Tranquility.

Karen, who moved to

Ashburtonseveral years ago

fromquake­ravaged

Christchurch, has set up a

retail andrelaxspace where

customers canbrowse unique

clothing and artwork, then sit

in thegarden with acup of tea

or juice.

There’splentyof colourin

the shop and the gardens and

Karen saysshe deliberately

chooses items that are ‘‘a little

bit different’’

She has abackgroundin

hospitality andran acafe at

QE2parkbefore it was

damaged by the 2011

earthquakes.

In Ashburtonshe has raised

agranddaughter, become an

excellent gardenerand then

last year bought the boutique

clothing businessthatwas run

by Tonee Hurley.

Karen then converted a

separate building at her house

on the corner of Victoria

Street and Chalmers Avenue

andTranquility evolved. She

sells top label pre­loved

clothing, jewellery,upcycled

furniture andmosaics that she

Karen Isherwood in her peaceful little retail spot.

mainly creates.

She saysit’s not the usual

retail experience. People can

visit on Fridays and Saturdays,

between10amand 2pm,

browse theracks andarty

items then sit to enjoythe

garden’speace and quiet.

Karen sources her clothing

from Christchurch and says

PHOTO LINDA CLARKE

she looks for unique items.

She hopes locals will check

out her mini­retreat when they

are lookingfor something

special.

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Eiffelton

Hall jubilee

People withapast and present

association with the Eiffelton

Hallare being invited to attend

a75thJubilee event at the hall

on April 25.

The family friendlyevent

starts from1pm and includes an

Anzac service andthen a

catchuptocelebrate the

memorialhall,onLongbeach

Road,its historyand its people

overthe past 75 years.

There havebeen many

familieswithstrong ties to the

EiffeltonincludingMCIan

Mackenzieand guest speakers

Peter Davidson and Carolyn

Cameron, speaking on behalf of

the Ashburton District Council.

The committeeofthe

EiffeltonHallSociety, led by

chairman PhilCushnie, have

beenworkingbehind the

scenestotidy up andrenovate

the hall to get it ready for the

occasion.

During thedaydisplays of

communitymemorabiliaand

photoswill beset up.

People whowouldlike to stay

for aspitroast dinner, from

5pm, ­$20 cost ­can register

withDavid Keating (027­220

4400) or email Edwina

Mackenzieat

eiffeltonhall@gmail.com

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23

Garrett’s bike speed record falls short

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Phil Garrett failed to achieve a

20­year dream andnational

motorcycle land speed record

on aruralroadnear Ashburton

at theweekend, butis

philosophical, gratefulfor the

support he received and has not

ruled out another future

attempt.

Garrett resolvedearly

starting issueswith his heavily

modifiedgreen 1975 Kawasaki

Z1000 bike and was in buoyant

mood ahead of his first runand

attemptatthe 307kmh record.

While travelling at aspeed of

around 250kmh,the 56­yearold’s

bike fish­tailed and only

luck and experience brought it

to asafe halt.

About halfalitre of oil had

spewedontothe back wheel

and he hadbeenfortunate to

have stayed on it, said Garrett,

who was visibly shaken by the

incident.

‘‘Wethought it was the head

casket andset about getting

another madethat evening, but

we realised it was more serious

than that andhad to pullthe pin

on the attempt.’’

Garrett,who lives in

Christchurch, said he was

immenselydisappointed.

‘‘I’ve beenthroughall the

emotions ­frustration, despair,

anger,but I’ve settled on

gratitude.’’

He wasgratefultobestillin

one piece and also very grateful

to all those who had supported

the attempt.

Garrett said he had been

disappointed that his good

mate and former Ashburton

man Rob Small had not been

able to ridethe bike.

Thepair had plannedto

share the same bikeinthe

record attempt.

‘‘I feel bad for Rob, who putin

as much blood,sweat andtears

as Idid on this project.’’

Garrett said he was ‘‘overit’’

for now withthe record

attempt.

Thebike was not ‘‘terminally

damaged’’ and he still had

unfinished business with his

Phil Garrett makes some last­minute adjustments to his turbo bike.

personal goal of reaching

320kmh.

The attempthad taken over

his life for the last three months

andafter adebriefhewould

return to earning acrust

throughhis business Flying

Kiwi Motorcycles. Ironically

conditions near Pendarves on

Friday for theland speed

attempt wereperfect,although

there weresome issues with the

timing equipment.

Anumber of other bikes also

took the opportunity to test

their speed,including an

electric motorbikeridden by

Garrett, whichclocked around

170kmh.

Health andsafety protocol

wasstrict controlled by

Motorcycling NewZealand.

Right: Hundreds of hours were

spent by mechanics on rebuilding

and modifying the

original 1976 Kawasaki Z1000

bike.

Phil Garrett on aspecially built electric bike that he took to around 170kmh.

Apowerful bike prepares to head through the starting gate for a

timed run on Friday.

PHOTOS MICK JENSEN


NEWS

24 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Race proceeds handed over

Longbeach School and Hinds

and Districts Charitable Trust

are each $13,000 better off,

thanks to proceeds from the

Longbeach Coastal Challenge.

The cheques were handed over

at aceremony at Willowby Hall

on Friday, with principal Neil

Simons saying the money was

once again appreciated by the

school and would be well spent.

In previous years proceeds

from the race had helped with

audiovisual equipment for the

school hall, ahitting wall,

upgrades to computer tablets

and with the cost of teacher

aides, he said.

The coastal challenge is run by

volunteers from the Hinds and

District Lions Club and

Longbeach School and is amajor

fundraiser.

Alot of work goes into

organising the event, which is

held on three properties and

takes in the scenic Longbeach

coastline.

Those taking part have options

to bike, run or walk over avariety

of distances.

Ruralco is the naming sponsor

and has supported the event

since it first started.

Over $300,000 has been raised

over the past 14 years.

Planning is already under way

for race 15, which is set for

November 28.

At the handing over of the proceeds from the Longbeach Coastal Challenge were (back, from left)

race committee member Anna Jemmett, Hinds and District Lions Club president Malcolm Read, race

committee chairman Bruce Kell, race committee vice chair Rachael Rickard, Jono Pavey from

Ruralco, Longbeach School principal Neil Simons, new race committee member Janice McKay and

abunch of happy students.

IN BRIEF

TOURISMMEET

The firstregional tourism event

in the SouthIsland has

connected the Mid Canterbury

and Selwyn districtsin an

attempttopackage together the

best experiencesfromboth

areas. Held yesterdayatTerrace

Downs Resort, the Mid

Canterburyand SelwynMega

Meetwas abusiness-tobusiness

tourism event and

opportunity to grow business

capability by connecting

operators andbuilding

partnerships.

MARKET STALLS

Somestallholdersatthe

Ashburton Farmers’Marketwill

continuetosell goodsafter the

last formalmarketfor the season

wrapsuponApril 24. Through a

righttooccupyagreement with

Ashburton council, stallholders

can operateatthe popular

Saturdaymorningmarket year

roundifthey choose to.

BOWEL SCREENING

Twenty people havehad cancers

confirmed and manyothers precancerous

lesionsremoved since

the National Bowel Screening

Programmestarted in

Canterbury. Home testing kits

have been delivered since

December last yearand 16,705

kits hadbeen senttopeople aged

60-74bythe end of March.


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NEWS

Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

25

The Big Little Theatre Company cast that will be performing amodern version of Oscar Wilde’s classic play The Importance of Being Earnest.

PHOTO SUPPLIED

Theatre group tours Oscar Wilde classic

An adaptionofOscarWilde’s classic The

Importance of Being Earnestwill be the

first ever touring show by Ashburton’s

own BigLittleTheatre Company

(BLTC).

The company willperform amodern

version of theplay at four different

venues over five days later thismonth.

The show is beingdirected by

Christchurch actressNomi Cohen, who

has adapted the original play to

accommodate roles for acast of 20.

The young actors are aged between 10

and 18 and went throughauditionsand

were given roles at the end of last year.

Since February they have been busy

rehearsing at Ashburton Trust Event

Centre.

Show publicityofficerZalieDoyle

said alot of effort had beenput in bythe

actors, who wereenjoying tackling the

comedy andwerebeingsupported by a

lot of willing helpers.

Shesaid thereimaginingofOscar

Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest

was afarce that featured falsehoods, wit

andquestionable societal norms. ‘‘It will

definitely have the audience laughing

outloud.’’

The first performancewill be a

private showatthe Mayfield Hallon

April 20 and thefollowing daythere are

still afew ticketsavailable for ashow at

the event centre at 7.30pm.

The Christchurch showonApril 22 is

at the Little Andromeda Theatreand the

final show is door sales only at the

WinchmoreHall on April 24.

Zaliesaid it was exciting times for

BLTC andthere werenew challenges

lined up for everyone.

The company’s firstevertouring show

meant abusycouple of weeks were

ahead.‘‘We’llbepackinginand packing

out the set at each venue, using movable

props, transporting the actorsand

performing on adifferent stage each

night.’’

Airbnb has chunk of accommodation market

Airbnb operators continueto

take achunkofthe Ashburton

district’s accommodation

market,with about 600nights

booked at 137 venues in

February.

Theoccupancy rate at 28 of

the district’s accommodation

establishmentwas around 33

per centbycomparison.

TheAshburtonDistrict

Council’s contractedtourism

promoter Bruce Moffat said

typical occupancy levels for

thoseestablishments overthe

pastcoupleofyears was 45 per

cent.

‘‘It has dropped with covid

but part of thatisbecause of

Airbnb.

‘‘Youcan ask alot of

operators out thereand they

will certainly tell you what they

think of them.’’

He saidseveral operators

maynot survive the winter.

Airbnb occupancy levels are

down compared to lastyear.

Most of the Airbnbsinthe

districtare in Ashburton,

Methven and on the inland

scenicroad between

BlackfordsRoadand Mayfield.

Mr Moffat said the tourism

sector waskeeping aclose eye

on airbnbsastheytoo would

recover.

Cr Lynette Lovett wanted to

know if Airbnbswere audited,

or could anyone with aspare

room rent it out.

‘‘They do some qualification,

but it is not standardised,’’Mr

Moffat said.

‘‘We see some disastrous

situations.Weare concerned as

an industrythereisno

consistency in termsof

experience.

‘‘Wework hard to get people

to come heretothe district and

one person whogives it abad

namewill tellalotofpeople.

‘‘That’s what really worries

me about bnbs.’’

Otherdata presented by Mr

Moffat included visitors

searched for food, attractions

and accommodation between

12pmand 4pm.

Though the borders were

closed for much of 2020,tourists

spent $81 million in the

Ashburton district in the year to

January 2021.

Canterbury­wide, visitors

were interested inashortwalk

in abush area(26 percent),

shoppingatfarmersorlocal

markets (23pc), local

restaurants (22pc), hot pools

(17pc) and half or full­day hikes

(15pc).

Mr Moffat saidthe

transtasman bubble would see

asurge of family and friends

crossthe ditch, followed by

corporateand thengeneral

travellers.

Canterbury wascurrently

targeting Australians and

temptingthem with winter ski

holidays.

Methven would havethe

addedattractionofthe Opuke

hot pools and spa, when they

opened later in the year, he

said.

General travellerswere

expectedtocomeinto play

abouteight weeks after the

borders opened on April 19.

He will be runningaseriesof

meetings with Mid Canterbury

tourismoperatorsinMay.


RURAL

26 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Finding abetter balance on dairy farm

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Dairy farmers Kiri and Rhys

Roberts are on ajourney to

farm smarter and improve

work/life balance.

It’s aconstantjourney and

one they are keen to embraceas

instigators of change.

Their farm management

practice, with the full support

of staff, seeks ways to improve

life on farm,not only for staff

but for stock as well as the

environment.

‘‘It’s about finding abetter

balance around what we are

doing,’’ Rhyssaid.

The couple,who have two

young children, farm at Align

Clareview, at Westerfield, 25km

out from Ashburton.

Kiri is farm manager and, in a

way, Rhys her right hand man;

he is also Align Farms Group

chief executive officer.

The Align Farms Group,

founded by directorsJohn

Buchanan and Rob Cameron, is

made up of seven farmsinMid

Canterbury, covering 1786

hectares and milking 4500

cows.

Kiri,30, has been manager at

Clareview since it was bought

in 2013.

She has ateam of five fulltime

and one part­time staff

working on the farm.

It’s a296 hectare property

and is the largest in the Align

group.

Theymilk 1080 cows on a80

bail rotary, achieving around

480,000milk solids per year

supplying Westland Milk

Products.

Theyhave anumber of

initiatives in place to helpthem

along theirjourney including a

roster system app where staff

choosetheir work days in four

week periods, and afive year

trial about to begin to collect

data on regenerativedairy

farmingonacommercial scale.

Regenerative farmingisnot a

phrasethey particularly liked

as it implied farming had been

degenerative up until now,

Rhys, 34, said.

He has spent more than 20

years in the industry.

The Roberts instead prefer to

call it ‘‘findingabetter

balance’’ environmentally and

socially where they could

‘‘work the farm,not have the

farm work us’’.

The regenerative trial, due to

start June 1, will collectvalued

Kiriand Rhys Robertsonajourney to farm smarter andimprove work/life balance.

data on regenerative practice

using half the Clareview farm.

They have spent the past 18

months setting up the trial and

had alreadynoticed

improvements to soil health

and cow conditioning.

Just under half the herd will

run on one half of the farm with

no synthetic fertiliser, up to

seven or eight different

pastures, longer grazing grasses

and less stocking rate per

hectare.

The traditional­model of the

farm,overseen by Kiri, will

stock four cows per hectareand

the regenerating trialside

(whichmade up about seven

percent of the total Align Farm

Groups landbase) will stock 3.4

cows per hectare.

It will be overseenby herd

manager Zhybale Castil who

also has aveterinarian

background.

‘‘By committing to run the

farms50:50 conventional

versusregeneratively we have

an accurate means of

comparisonbetween the

systems. We will be taking the

average of our four previous

Aspeciallydesigned choice roster app allows staffto chose their

work hours.

seasons base line figureson

production, profit and

environment, and from this we

can quantify the differences

between our conventional and

regenerative approaches,

allowing for seasonal

variations.’’

The information will

measure financial,

environmental, human health,

animal health and social

impacts.

‘‘Datacollected on each of

these parameters will help us

demonstrate whether a

regenerative dairy farming

system can be as profitable as a

conventional dairy system,

whetherthe practices will

reduce the environmental

impact of dairying, result in

healthier animalsand milk,

and generate apositive

community response.’’

They intend to share their

findingswith the wider farming

community.

It’s abig task but was just one

of the on­farm initiatives to

excite staff; the other was the

staff rostering app. There were

five families, with 11 children

ranginginage from

preschoolers to late teens,

living on the property.

Staff,generally worked to a

45 hour week, and, since the

‘choice roster’ inception, had

been able to make use of more

sociablehours with activities

such as mountainbiking and

gym workouts.

Some of the older children

also were also able to pick up

work.

The app concept originally

started as awhiteboard process

where staff would choose their

days of work from allocated

spots, Kiri said.

After sometweaking an app

was created and set in motion.

The concepteliminated staff

wastingtime on farm and

allowedthem to worktosuit

their family life, social

commitments and activities.

Therewere rarely spotsin

need of filling but incentives

could be used if needed, Rhys

said.

They had not needed to

advertised for staff in the past

seven years.

Staff were all paid living

wage or higher, had full health

insurancesfor themselves and

their families, and there were

plans in place to get the farm

feeding 60 percent of the diet,

with milk, meat and eggs

includedinthe mix. There

were vegetable patches planted

and afarm chicken coop

planned;50chickens had been

ordered.

It was because of the

amazingClareviewteam that

the Roberts were able to do

great things on farm, Rhys said.

‘‘We employ some fantastic

people.We’ve done extremely

well in that space,’’ he said.

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Trekkers raise funds for kids

Heartland tractor trekkers

who drove their distinctive

orange Chamberlain tractors

to Wanaka have exceeded

their charity fundraising

target to raise money for Heart

Kids.

They raised $79,360, at the

time the Courier wenttoprint,

which was$4000 more than

they targeted.

The group,including rural

real estate agent John Davison

who was born and bred in

Rakaia, took apit stopin

Methven on one of the first legs

of their inaugural 14­day trip.

Mr Davison drove his

restored Chamberlain

Champion 9G,whichhehas

owned for just overfive years.

In the lead up to the start of

the main trek, three trekkers

drove fromNew Plymouth to

join the group which started

from Rangiora and, after afew

technical issues with one of

the tractors,the trekkers set

off on the maintrek stopping at

towns along the way.

The tractordrivers travelled

around 250km aday ­

travelling at 40km/h ­with

each leg taking six hours; long

enough in the driver’s seat.

The Chamberlain tractors,

expected to number aconvoy

of ninebythe time they

reached Wanaka, travelled

1300kms from Rangiora to

Wheels at Wanaka and return

to raise money for Heart Kids.

Tractor trekker John Davisoninhis restored Chamberlain Champion 9G at Methvenonthe first leg

of the Heartland TractorTrek to Wanaka.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

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Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

27

Synlait

boss to go

Synlait Milk Limitedchief

executive LeonClement has

resigned.

Hestarted in the role in

September 2018and willfinish

at the endofthe month.

Former CEO John Penno will

step in as acting­CEO until a

replacement is found.

Synlaitboard chairman

GraemeMilne praised Mr

Clement’s leadership as

authentic and

transformational.

‘‘Hehas successfully

repositioned Synlait’s purpose,

ambition, and strategytomake

usamorediversified and

sustainable company.

‘‘On behalf of the board and

all staff we wish Leon the very

bestin his future careerand

thank himfor his energy and

dedication toSynlait during his

timewith us.”

Mr Milne credited Mr

Clement with anumber of key

accomplishments in his time,

includingrefreshed strategy

and new company purpose:

Doing MilkDifferently ForA

Healthier World and

maintaining growth momentum

towards$2billion revenue

target withmore than $500

millionof top line growth

delivered, achieving more than

$1 billion in revenue for first

timein FY19 and delivering

record NPAT result of $82.2

million.

At the opening of the new shelter are (from left) Jim Armstrong, James Brunton, councillor

Angus McKay and councillor Stuart Wilson.

PHOTO MICK JENSEN

New shelter atMenzShed

The James Brunton shelter is the latest

addition to the flourishing AshburtonMenz

Shed off WilliamStreet.

The shelter was officially opened by

Ashburtoncouncillor Angus McKayon

Tuesday and has been namedinhonour of a

shedregularwho has struck up agood

friendship with the handymen over the last18

months.

James Bruntonbrings alongmorningtea on

Wednesdaysand gets involved with projects

andenjoys thecamaraderie at theshedevery

Thursday.

The announcementofthe shelter namewas

keptasurprisefromhim andhis family was in

attendance for the opening.

James,who has Williams syndrome, said the

people at theMenzShed were his extended

family andheloved comingalongeachweek.

‘‘I’m really proudtohavemynameonthe

shelter, ’’ he said.

James’attendance at theshedissupported

by funding support from Manawanui.

Ashburton Menz Shed president Jim

Armstrong said thenew 8m x4mshelter

provided adedicated area for making boxing

pegs, which were sold to Mitre 10 and

provided useful funds,and other processes,

including some metalworking.

Mr Armstrong said theMenzShed was

gratefulfor thesupport of Ashburton District

Council with the project.

Members had also generouslymucked in to

make it areality.


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28 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

Bowlers to mark centenary

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The outdoor bowling seasonmight be

comingtoanend, but the district’s

bowlers have one big occasion to

mark: the centenaryofthe Mid

Canterbury Bowling Sub­Centre.

The centre had its first meeting on

October 1, 1920with Methven, Rakaia

and Ashburton clubs combining for

the business of promoting and

organising their sport.

Today there are seven clubs, all

running their own competitions and

combining for some interclub action.

Sub­centre president TonyInwood

said the centenary would be

celebrated at aspecial event on May

14 at the MSA Bowling Club on

Racecourse Road.

The night would include plenty of

time to rekindle bowling memories, as

well as presenttrophies, cut a

centenary cake and hear from guest

speaker Ann Wright, who is an

international bowls umpire from

Christchurch.

Ashburton is the oldest club, formed

in 1894, and MSA the newest, thoughit

has been goingsince 1963.

Tonysaid the Ashburton district

had produced someexcellent bowlers

over the past 100 years, with many Mid

Canterbury, Canterbury and New

Zealand honours.

Sandy Keith,from Hinds,had the

most outstanding record with 34 titles

duringhis playing career, including

winning the championofchampion

singles13times and the prestigious

Lowry Cup seventimes.

His son Alastair won 12 titles, Bruce

White 16, Graeme Bishop 14 and Peter

Whinham 13.

The best womenincluded Diane

Gutberlet with 14 titles, Rosemary

Mid Canterbury Bowling Sub­Centre president Tony Inwood withaphotoofthe

founder of the MSABowling Club,W.C. Peters.

Bennett with eight and Sandra Keith

10. Sandra is Sandy’s daughterand

amongher trophies is the world

champion of championsingles in

Cyprusin2012.

Tonysaid Sandy’srecord tally of

titles is unlikely to be beaten.

The game is always on the lookout

for new players and the youngest

bowlerin11­year­old BronsonKellet

at Hampstead and the oldest are

GeorgeCrack and Harold Kemp, from

Ashburton.

Tonysaid players liked the physical

and mental aspects of the game, but

also the camaraderie and friendships

that grew from their time on the green

or in the clubhouse.

He took up the sportafter his

cricket­playing days, encouraged by

Guildford Lane.

‘‘I love the game. It’s about getting as

close to that kitty as you can.

‘‘You meetalotofpeople and it’s

good fun.’’

He said bowls was also agamethat

could be playedatmany levels, from

socialtocompetitive and

representative,from acasualroll­up

to afull­on tournament.

Tickets to the centenary event can

be purchasedfrom any bowlingclub,

for $35 each.

The ticket price includes athreecoursemeal

and acopy of the

centenary booklet, which includesa

brief history of the district’s bowling

clubs.

For tickets or otherinquiries,

contact Tony on 021 0822 4615.

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First points

for senior

footballers

Mid Canterbury United’s senior football

team hasscoredits first pointsofthe

season aftera2­1 victoryoverStAlbans

ShirleyFConSaturday.

TheCanterbury Championship League

(CCL) matchatAshburton Domainwas a

closeencounter and theawayteam took

the leadmid way throughthe firsthalf.

MidCanterbury equalised fiveminutes

before the break after aflowing move that

somesaw MillerMcLauchlanracedown

the right wingand cut backfor Luke

Martin to confidentlyfirehome into the

corner.

Thesecond half was acageyaffair, with

the teamslargely cancelling each other

out.

MidCanterbury goalieLiam Sheppard

was forcedtomake acouple of savesand

came out well to prevent another couple

of chances.

With 10 minutes remaining Mid

Canterbury sub Nic Eden cutinside from

theleftand fired homefrom 30 yards into

the right handcornerofthe net.

Midfielder Wesley Torres was awarded

the man of the match award fromthe

hometeam for his middle of thepark

efforts.

TheMid Canterbury CCLreserves

kicked of the season earlier in theday on

the same pitch and cameawaywith a3­1

winoverStAlbans Shirley FC reserves.

BenSutton, JoelChandand Parker

Bradfordwereonthe scoresheet for the

hometeam,which deservedly picked up

all the points.

Theseniorsandreserves areboth away

to Burwood at ClareParkthis Saturday.

Ashburton Car Club vice­president Daniel Tew is challenging

drivers who think they have afast car to prove it at the club’s open

standing quarter mile sprint this weekend.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

Quarter mile speed

challenge invitation

People who thinktheyhavea

fastcar arebeing encouraged

to prove it at theAshburton

Car Club annual standing

quarter mile sprint(402

metres) this weekend.

It’shappeningonWinslow

Willowby Road, between State

Highway 1and Longbeach

Road, south of Ashburton on

Saturday, from10am.

Car clubvice­president

DanielTew said theevent was

atimed, tar seal runand open

to membersofthe public to

enter.

“If you thinkyourcar is fast,

comeand prove it,” Daniel

said.

Driversdonot have to be a

clubmemberbut vehicles

needtoberoadworthyto

warrant of fitnessstandard, he

said.

Entries are taken on the day

and cost $60.

Peoplecan takepartinupto

three eventswithout beinga

clubmembersopeoplewere

encouragedtogivethe sport a

go andsee if it wasfor them.

New members, and

volunteer helperswho did not

havetobemembers,were

always welcome, as were

spectators,Daniel said.


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29

Golf nomads seek out scenic Methven

LINDA.CLARKE

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Golf­loving, grey nomads are

contributing to aboom for the

Methven Golf Club.

Theclub was struggling to

attractnew and younger

playersayear ago, but covid

has changed that andboughta

new travelling bandofgolfers

to thebeautiful course, which

has views of the snow­capped

Southern Alps in winter.

Theclub’s admin man, Bruce

Dickson, said that on averagea

couple of camper vans aweek

stoppedovernightatthe

course; there were six on one

dayinFebruary.

He said the number of

scorecards submitted by

visitors to the Methven course

was 58 per cent up on last year.

‘‘Instead of taking vans

overseas, theyare coming from

New Zealand.’’

Methvenhas alsoseen a

steady riseinclub members

since lastMay anditnow has

300players.

Bruce said many young

peopletook up the sport postlockdownbecause

it wasnoncontact

and played outdoors.

Club members used the

lockdownperiodtolook

critically at the course and

made afew changes as soon as

they were able. They took out a

row of trees along Hobbs Road

and afew others aroundthe

course; theresult was660

tonnesoffirewood.

Bruce took up golf in 1990

after his cricketingdays andhe

and other teachers at the

Bruce Dickson in his happy place at the Methven Golf Club.

Methven high school became

regulars on the Methven

course.

He said thephysicaland

mentalaspect of the game was

complemented by its social

aspect; playing with matesand

haggling were partofthe

enjoyment.

The Methvencourse is

maintained by full­time

greenkeeperPaul Plimmer and

part­timer PhilJohnson. The

pair receive alot of

compliments.

The clubwill celebrate its

centenary in 2024 andhas

marked its existence in 25­year

milestones since 1924.

No record is available to tell

who thought of the ideaofagolf

club for Methven, butalist of

men’s handicaps from that first

year shows D. MChristie on 10

andG.Heney on 12. The

remaining 30 golfers all had

handicaps of 27 or more.

Nowdays, women play on

Visiting golfers (from left) Hugh, Dave, Diane and Debbie from

Tauranga enjoyed the scenic course recently.

Wednesdays, the nine­holers on

Friday and Tuesday mornings

and the main competitive

competition isonSaturday

afternoons.

Bruce said memberscame

from the town andsurrounding

farmingcountryside.

Methvendoctor Gayle

O’Duffyisaregulargolferand

loves being able to get outon

coursefor afew holes before

work.

She and her husband take

regulargolfingholidaysand

play on other courses.

She said thesocial aspect was

also importantand she enjoyed

meeting andplayingwith

peopleshe might onlysee in a

professional capacity.

Afoursomefrom Omokoroa,

near Tauranga,was playing in

thecourse when the Courier

called; they were travelling in

camper vans and on their way

to afive­course tournament in

Queenstown.

They have been playing

courses as they go, knowing

they have theoptiontostayoncourse

if they want.

The club will lost 120 golfers

today foranEagles fundraising

tournamentand has other

tournaments booked throughto

the pink ladies tournament in

September.

Bank lends helping hand

ANZislooking to help netball

teams in Ashburtonget back on

the court this season and putting

out anationwidecall to

recognise and reward netball’s

Local Legends.

After one of the toughest

seasonseverfor netball clubs

and school teams lastyear,ANZ

wants to find and celebrate the

sport’s greatest supporters

whose time andenergy keep

local netball alive through the

goodtimes and thetough.

They could be diehard

supporters whoturn up week in,

week out; parents that taxitheir

kids to games every weekend; or

coacheswho are constantly

working behind the scenes.

As part of theopportunity, ANZ

SPORTS DRAWS

Rugby

The draw forApril 17 ­

Seniors–Combined

CompetitionDivision 1

Pool A: Hampstead vHornby,

Hamp1, 2:45pm Russell Lane­

AR1Simon Bennett–AR2Geoff

Barr. Rakaia vSpringston,

Rakaia1,2:45pm Mitchell Neutze

­AR1 Joc O'ConnorAR2 Moon

Tuilaepa.

Pool B:MethvenvLincoln,

Methv1, 2:45pmHamish Grant –

AR1NathanForbes –AR2

Jeremy Robinson. Waihora v

Celtic, Tai Tapu1, 2:45pm Karl

Hancox. RollestonvSouthern,

FosterPark1,2:45pm Justin

Currie.

Senior B–

AllentonvCollegiate

Combined, Allenton1, 2:30pm

Greg Jopson. Methven v

Southern, Methven1, 1:00pm

NathanForbes –AR1Jeremy

will fund aproject to make their

netball contribution easier up to

the value of $15,000,give a$1000

cash prize to the Legend

themselves, asathankyou for

everything they do in the

community.

ANZ is alsooffering netball

grantstoschoolsand netball

clubsthroughout Ashburton to

helpthem take their game to the

nextlevel.The ANZNetball

Grantsprogramme hashelped

the country's grassroots

netballers with everything from

new traininggearand uniforms,

tospruced up netballfacilities.

People can apply for an ANZ

NetballGrant or nominate a

netball Local Legend at

ANZcourtside.co.nz

Robinson–AR2Liz Bell. Mt

Somersv*Celtic. Mt Somers1,

2:30pm AntMcGirr, Bruce

Beckley Challenge.

SeniorWomen ­

Lincoln Ewes vCeltic,Lincoln

Uni1, 1:00pm.

Colts Combined ­

Hampstead/Southern v

Hornby, Hampstead1, 1:00pm

Simon Bennett. Methv/Rakaia/

TinwvLincoln Red,Rakaia1,

1:00pm JocO’Connor. Waihorav

Celtic,Tai Tapu1, 1:00pm.

Ashburton Golf Club

Saturday April17

Astablefordroundwillbe

playedfromthe White Tees.

Starting Times: Morning

Report at 7.40am foran8am start

and afternoon reportat11.30am

for a12pmstart(Winter Times).

Ninehole golfersfrom 1pm.

Note: earlierafternoon start

thisweek.


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30 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021

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Fines follow Lake Hood jet boat crash

It takes three to ski: Rules for boating at Lake Hood are made clear on signs around the

water body.

Ajet boat crash on Lake Hood 17

months agohas ended with two men

convicted and fined in court.

Jackson Harraway,21, was water

skiing behind his jet boat being

driven by mate, RoryFisher.

Fisher, also 21, had limited

boating experience,acourtheard,

and was drivingtheboat at 20­25

knots (37­46km/h)inNovember

2019.

As he drove, Fisher frequently

turned around to communicate with

Harraway instead of looking where

he was driving.There was no

spotteron board.

Fisher did au­turnonthe lake at

speed and collidedwith aski

biscuit that three women were

riding on, which was beingpulled

byanother boat.

One woman was knocked off the

biscuit and pushedunder the boat

and suffered injuries to her head,

jaw andelbow andlacerations to

her legs. Another womanwas

concussed.

BothHarraway andFisher were

chargedbyMaritime NZ.

In theChristchurchDistrict Court

last week, theybothpleaded guilty

to causingunnecessarydangeror

risk to another person under

section 65 of the Maritime

Transport Act1994. They have been

orderedtopay fines and

reparations totalling $7300 each for

their partinthe collision.

MaritimeNZ's southern

compliance manager Domonic Venz

says the casesends astrong

message that there must always be a

spotter or lookoutonboard when

towing anyoneatspeedsover 5

knots.

‘‘It was extremely lucky that noone

was more seriously injured or

even killed.

‘‘Both boats were travelling at

speed and the injuries could have

been much worse.’’

Mr Venz said it was a‘‘high­risk

situation’’, with the lack of aspotter

on boardmeaning thedriver had to

look behind him,with extended

periodswhenhewas notlooking

where he was going.

‘‘Wewantpeople to have fun on

the water but in asafe way.

‘‘Driving aboat at speed, with

limited experience and with no­one

on boardtokeep alookout,is

extremely dangerous.

‘‘MaritimeRule 91.8 is clear. noone

operating aboat is allowed to go

faster than 5knots and tow someone

withouthaving an adult on board to

keep alook out.’’

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The Ashburton Parents Centre has anew committee of 11, pictured here are (back row from left) Claire Smitheram, Katie

Sullivan, Catherine MacKenzie, (front from left) Krystal Pointon, Michelle Boleyn and treasurer/administrator/secretary

Hayley Gallagher.

PHOTO MICK JENSEN

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Parents centresupported

AshburtonParents Centre

has received overwhelming

financial support from

businesses and the

community and will continue

to operate in the yearahead.

Thecentreput out an

urgent plea early last month

andneededtoraise $3000 by

theend of March in orderto

keep the doors open.

Ashburton Parents Centre

president Claire Smitheram

said the centre hadbeen

blownaway by the last minute

support received.

‘‘We made it and that’s such

arelief. Andit’s thanks to the

support from our community

that we can continue.’’

Thecentrestill neededto

continuetofundraise, apply

forgrants and seekdonations

andsponsorship, but had

finished the financial year in

positive equity.

Mrs Smitheram said the

TradeMe auctionrun through

ParentsCentre Aotearoa in

thelast week of March had

raised $1555.

Itemsinthe auction had

been generously givenbyR&

MBoleyn­sileage, Quigley

Contracting, Sarah and Harry

Stanway/Mel fromPaddockto

Plate, Norwood,Hanmer Hot

Pools, Stewart&Holland

heat pump service,Methven

Trucking Company,

Grandpa’s Toys­Geraldine,

Crochet Goodness,

Canterbury Chiropractor,and

the AshburtonToy Library,

amongothers.

Shesaid Ashburton

Parents’ Centre newcomers

Rachel andRiley Wilsonhad

raised over $1125 through

sellingcheese rolls and pea

straw bales that they had

donated.

Michelle Boleyn raised

$400 through sellingraffle

tickets to win ahamper,

donated by her business

Momentoesand Liz Ferguson

sold plants from her garden to

Ashburton College staff and

held agold coin donation at a

St Patrick’sDay morning tea

in the staffroom to raise

almost $200.

‘‘We also had many

donations, including from

McLeod RealEstate,DNA

Hairdressers, Gallagher

Contracting andGreg and

Bernie Jopson,Property

Brokers, and generous

personal donations from life

member Debbie Kell,parent

SarahMcCormick,Morrison

Agri andmany, many others. ‘‘

Mrs Smitheram saidthe

parents centre was also

grateful to theLion

Foundation,Community

Trust Mid and South

Canterbury, Community

OrganisationGrants Scheme,

Advance Ashburton,and

RotaryAshburton, as well as

Parents CentreAotearoa,

which had provided support

duringachallengingtime.

‘‘Wecan nowmove

forward, welcomeour new

committee membersand

prospectiveparents, and

developanevenstronger

local supportcentre for

parents.’’


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CLUB NEWS

Tinwald Garden Club

Forty three members of the

Tinwald Garden Club met in

the supper room of the Tinwald

Hall to celebrate 60 years of

existence. With covid last year

we had to postpone this event

until this year. The meeting

being held in the original

venue.

Kathleen read the first

minutes and the first committee

meeting held on March 24, 1960.

The meetings were to be held

on the third Thursday of the

month and they are still held to

this day then. Subscriptions

were to be five shillings. Mrs

Elizabeth Young was the first

President, and she was our

Patron until she passed away in

2019. Karen her daughter in law

is acontinually active member

today.

Alison Scammell, dressed as

she would for that time 60 years

ago, shared with us some of the

history of the club and things of

interest. The original name was

to be “Tinwald Districts Garden

Club”. For afternoon tea

members were to bring their

own cup and saucer. President,

secretary, and speaker of the

day were to have their

afternoon tea at aspecial table

and served from aspecial silver

salver. Guest speakers were

given two handkerchiefs as a

thank you. Flower and

vegetable competitions and

flower arrangements were a

very important part of the

meetings. It was interesting

listening to Alison.

The meeting then retired to

the supper room where the two

Life Members –Ann Truman

and Audrey Bruce cut the 60th

Birthday cake and then

members were served tea or

coffee and alovely selection of

sandwiches and sweet cakes on

beautiful china crockery.

Everyone really enjoyed

their afternoon and

congratulated the committee

on the effort they had put into

this special occasion.

Ashburton Bridge Club

Monday Evening –April 5th,

mixed grade

N/S 1st Maryke Blignault &

Kate White, 2nd =John F

Rickard &Peter Downward

and Cath King &Paul Leadley ,

3rd Mary Buckland &Janet

Tinwald Garden Club members

Elizabeth Stuckey, Audrey

Bruce, Ann Truman and

Kathleen Bowman at the recent

60 years celebrations. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Cuttle

E/W 1st Kay Robb &Dee

Murdoch, 2nd Wendy &Eric

Parr, 3rd Sheryl Reid &Trish

Downward

Tuesday Evening –April 6th,

2rds diff ptr

N/S 1St Bev Macaulay &

Jeanette Lovett, 2nd Maryke

Blignault &Sonia Gill, 3rd Lois

Rose &Bill Kolkman

E/W 1st Kay Robb &Sheila

Lyons, 2nd Peter Downward &

David Sewell ,3rd Debbie

Seddon­Sewell &Trish

Downward

Wednesday Afternoon ­April

7th, 3rds diff ptr each rd

N/S 1st Trish &Peter

Downward, 2nd Evelyne Taylor

&Peter Wilson, 3rd Janet

Cuttle& Val Palmer

E/W 1st Rewa Kyle &Mary

Buckland, 2nd Sue Rosevear &

Anne Reid, 3rd Beth McIlraith

&Jill Browne

Thursday Evening –April 8th,

Duplicate

N/S 1st Sue Rosevear &

Debbie Seddon­Sewell, 2nd

Kay Robb &Rosemary

McLaughlin, 3rd =David

Sewell &Mike Holdaway and

David Greenslade &Jan de

Jong

E/W 1st Trish &Maurice

Small, 2nd Peter Wilson &

Evelyne Taylor, 3rd Audrey

Rooney &Bev Turton

Ashburton Golf Club

The weather ended up being

quite nice last Saturday and a

big field look to the Brandon

course for the second

qualifying round in the club

champs.

With the rain early on, many

of our usual morning players

took the punt to play afternoon

golf .Itwas lovely to see these

shy and retiring golfers, that we

had heard alot about, but never

actually played alongside. It

turns out that they are quite

nice, and afew of them are very

good at buying beer.

The top score of the day

though was from aplayer who

stuck to his guns and battled

through the early rain and

posted avery good net 67. Well

done Jamie Stone, great score.

Just behind Jamie on 68 were

Neil Macdonald and Tim

Newton and then one more shot

back we had Tom Blacklow.

Last Saturday’s round was

also the first round of this years

RMF Silva cup. This will be in

its 6th year now Ibelieve. It is a

wonderful competition, that

everyone is automatically

entered in. You just get points

for turning up and playing on a

Saturday. Obviously the better

you play, the more points you

get.

We have 18 rounds this year

right through the winter,

ending with the final in

November where the winner

will pick up aclub sub for next

year thanks to the great gang at

RMF Silva. For more

information on this

competition and dates of

rounds, take alook on the

website.

This Saturday we have a

stableford round off the white

tees, this will also be an RMF

Silva counter, so we hope to get

another big field.

On Sunday we have pennants

on the go again. Shane and the

boys kick off in the Alexander

grade with agame against

Mayfield at Tinwald .

Great things are expected of

these boys this year. Abit like

the Warriors in the NRL, a

great team on paper, they

always set there expectations

very low, and still fail to

achieve them.

In the Patterson grade, after

two good opening wins, players

have been coming out of the

woodwork trying to get agame.

In the top team captain Paddy

has stood down and form player

Tim did not make the cut. First

mate Gaby will now lead the

boys and as they are playing

Geraldine at their own course,

two aggressive big hitters,

Vincey and Fecho have been

drafted in.

Ashburton reserves are

playing Tinwald, Ihave not

heard how Tom is going,

piecing ateam together,

hopefully the boys are all

allowed out to play and haven’t

been grounded as nothing short

of aconvincing win will be

tolerated.

Results, stories next week,

until then good golfing.

OUT AND ABOUT

APRIL 18

Plains RailwayMuseumprecinct

will be open from 11am to 4pm,

with the railcar, fireengine and

miniature train rides operating.

Food and fun for the whole family.

APRIL 22

Mid Canterbury Rural Women

cooking class for students Year

5-8. Registrations to Marion on

3085954.

APRIL 22

Ashburton County Lions fashion

parade fundraiser for the St John

health shuttle,tobeheldatTodds

of Ashburton, at7pm. Tickets are

$20 and available from Todds and

Lions members.

APRIL 24

New Zealand Rolls Royce and

Bentley Club’s national rally at

Methven.

MAY1­16

Wheels Weekswap meet kicksoff

two weeks of wheels-related

activities. The swap meet will be

held at the Ashburton Vintage Car

Club grounds,startingearly.

MAY4

Pathways:Mid Canterbury Youth

and Careers Exchange at the EA

Networks Centre. Guest speaker

Nigel Latta.

MAY7­8

Ashburton College is having a

reunion for students and staff who

attended from 1965-75, plus

former students and staff of

Ashburton HighSchool and

Hakatere College. Contact

shirleyfalloon@xtra.co.nz

MAY14

Winchmore Rural Women quizat

the Winchmore Hall, 7.30pm start.

$30 per team up to 6people.

Great prizes and supper.

Registrations to jabutchard@xtra.

co.nz

Special event coming up?

Let us know

Shoppersout at fabric bazaar

Sewers,patchworkers and

creativesewers formed a

happy crowd of about 60 at

the Sinclair Centreon

Saturday waitingfor the

Altrusa Club of Ashburton

to openthe doors of its big

fabric bazaar.

They were not

disappointed.

The hall was initially

packed as peoplewith a

projectinmind or simply

lookingfor fabric treasure

perusedthe tables looking

for theperfect piece.

Altrusa memberswere

on hand all day and said

sales werebrisk. The

fabric bazaar is an annual

event but was not able to

be held lastyear because

of covid.

Fabric left over is being

sold at apop­up shop on

East Street, beside

Flowers and Balloons of

Ashburton, until April 24,

10am­4pm daily, except

Saturdays, 10am until

1pm.

Altrusa member Rosemary Moore (left) helps Lynne Tippet

find some suitable fabric for aneedlework project.

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SATURDAY 17TH APRIL

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your attention. Once inside youwill be taken with the

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Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

Auction -OnSite

Wednesday28April 2021, at

1:00pm(unless sold prior)

View

Saturday11:00 -11:30am

Mark Totty

021 664 113

13 Grove Street, Tinwald

3 1 2

Open Home

148 Harland Street, Tinwald

3 1 2

*Three bedrooms (all with storage)

*Open plan dining, kitchen, living area

*Separate bathroom, laundry, and toilet

*Compliant log fire (2016), heat pump &HRV

*Tandem garage, secure section with lovely gardens &

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ForSale

Price onapplication

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027 236 8627

3bedrooms, large living area with modern compliant log

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breakfast bar in kitchen, updated bathroom which includes

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rwashburton.co.nz/AHB23015

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

ForSale

Price Upon Application

View

Saturday10:30 -11:00am

Armand vander Eik

021 597 527

24 Millichamp Street, Tinwald

Open Home

44 Wilkin Street, Tinwald

4 2 2

An opportunityexists foryou to secureyourself awonderful

north west facing building platform in the heart of

Tinwald. It is difficult to find asite ofthis size for you to

create your perfect home retreat. Comprising of 1504sqm

of flat, fully fenced section. The lanewayinto the house is a

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Real Estate Mid Canterbury PropertyLimited Licensed (REAA 2008)

ForSale

$299,000

View

by appointment

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027 236 8627

*4Bedrooms, master with WIR- ensuite tobefinished

*New kitchen and scullery with newfloor coverings

*Multiple coats ofpaint overSummer hill stone exterior

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*Compliant Log Fire &2Heat Pumps, insulation in ceiling

and underfloor

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SetDateofSale

closing on 28th April 2021, at

4:00pm(unless sold prior)

View

Saturday12:00 -1:00pm

BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

Kim Miller

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

Denise Russell

Sales Consultant

0274 329 717

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Sales Consultant

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Sales Consultant

027 461 2614

Margaret Feiss

Sales Consultant

021 751 009

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Sales Consultant

027 220 1528

Denise McPherson

Sales Consultant

027 242 7677

Janene McDowell

Property Manager

027 287 3388

Armand vander Eik

Sales Consultant

021 597 527

Lynne Bridge

Sales Consultant

027 410 6216

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021 272 0202

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Sales Consultant

027 438 4250

JustinWaddell

Sales Consultant

027 437 1111

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Property Manager

027 697 6948

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AUCTION

11 BakerStreet,Ashburton

4

1

Hiddentreasure

Hereisyour opportunitytoown apieceoflocal

history. This amazing4bedroom, two-storey,Art

Deco homewas built in the late 1930’sbywell

knownlocal carpenterand builder,Bob Lynn.

Thehouse construction is an incrediblystrong

and uniquestructurewith the original outsideand

internal walls being concreteblock.The house

has had many additions over the years including

external cladding,internal walls being lined and

insulated, partial double glazing,several extensions,

plus numerous other improvements.

As youwalk up the frontpaththroughthe

established garden and overthe small bridge, the

architecturewill command your attention. Once

inside youwill be taken with the woodworkand the

warm sunny layout of the open plan living,dining

and kitchen area whichopens out to abeautiful and

privatebackyard area. Thelower level also boasts

an additional living or officeroom, bathroom and

gamesroom off the separatelaundry area.

Thesecond floorhas four beautifully presented

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out to its ownprivatebalcony.

Thehouse is heatedbyagas fireand heatpump

and the gamesroom and three of the four

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on Wednesdaythe 28th April2021 (unlesssold

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AfullAuction packisavailablebyrequest and

includes an up to date building report, Lim and

electrical inspection.

To be auctioned

On-siteat1pm, April 28th 2021

unless sold prior

OPENHOME:

This Saturday11amto11:30am

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021 664 113

mark.totty@raywhite.com

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ENTERTAINMENT

TheImportanceOfBeing Earnest

Wednesday 21st April 7-30pm

Adults $20 /Child 16 &Under $15 (fees included)

Acomedy of falsehoods, wit and questionable

societal norms, Big Little Theatre Company’s

reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s the Importance of

Being Earnest will have you laughing out loud

and hungry for amuffin. Adapted and directed

by Nomi Cohen.

It’s Only Rock ’n’Roll Baby

21 -29May; Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 23 2pm;

Tues-Sat 7:30pm. General $59.00* /Senior /Student $49.00*

Variety Theatre Ashburton are proud to bring

you ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll Baby! The show

has been created and is directed by wellknown

local performer Gavin Templeton,

with his daughter Sarah as Musical Director

and joining them is Choreographer Jessie

Thomson.

ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT

BOOK

NOW

Saturday, 24th April, 2-30pm

Adults $25* /Senior $20*

For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Anzac –Stories and Songs from the FrontLine

This afternoon performance will bring back

both the happy and sad memories of the war

time era. Featuring stories and letters of those

brave souls who left their homes and families

to fight for our future. Performed by astunning

cast of local performers.

SELLING FAST! BOOK NOW!

Grooves! PresentedbyPrimarily DanceTrust

9th June 7pm

Adult $38* /Child* –Student $32*

Grooves! is an electric mix of classical ballet,

jazz in pointe shoes, and contemporary dance

set to the rock music you love. Performed

by six of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best

professional dancers, Grooves! has everything

from traditional tutus to sequins. Grooves! is

designed to entertain and excite everyone.

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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

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

CHIMNEY Sweep - for a

professional service call

Dan McKerrow Chimney

Sweep and Repairs on 021

118 7580

COMPUTER Problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving,

contact Kelvin, KJB

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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

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Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

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years servicing Canterbury.

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or small. Phone Paul 021

152 1966.

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Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

DRIVEWAYS, Patios and

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Agregate Concrete.

Paveco, 13 Robinson

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irrigators, hose trailers.

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Ewan 0274 354 031

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.

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

1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

TRADE &SERVICES

GUTTER Cleaning. Using a

vacuum system to clean

out the debris is a faster

and cleaner process. Call

Allan on 027 209 5026

LAWN Mowing. No job too

small. Call Les Smith, From

The Ground Up, for a

competitve quote. Ph 027

840 0201 or 03 308 1500.

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Nigel at

Doors and More. Ph 027

516 7104

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Master Tinters NZ. www.

windowtinter.co.nz

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

PLASTERING

&COATINGS

Rockcote. Waterproofing.

Texture/Specialist

Coatings.

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2371616

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Saturday17April,8pm

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boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241

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short term. Ashburton Storage

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POTATOES; Nadine and

Agria $1.80kg. Standard

peastraw bales, $5 pick up

or $6 delivered. Phone 03

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TheAshburtonCourier is the largest

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We have an exciting opportunity for a new Executive Officer to lead the

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In this role, you will provide leadership and management toour small team of

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This flexible,upto40hours-per-week role,based in Ashburton, will:

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Thesuccessful applicantmust have agenuine interest in charitable giving and the

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If you are passionate about making areal difference to our community please

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chair@advanceashburton.org.nz

Applications closeMay 7th, 2021

Aposition description and candidateapplication form areonour website:

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ASHBURTON COLLEGE

‘Individual ExcellenceinaSupportive

Learning Environment’

Relief Teachers Required

At AshburtonCollege we arelooking

to increase our pool of relief teachers,

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Acurrent NZ Teachers’Councilcertification

is an advantage.

Allsuccessful applicants must undertake

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Please e-mail your expressionofinterest,along

with aCVorwritten work historyto

Jodee Ross,Principal’s Secretary

Email: rj@ashcoll.school.nz

Permanent/Casual Bar

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at the AshburtonRSA

Duty manager’s licencepreferred and current

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Must be able to work nights and weekend shifts.

If youare interested,please email

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Applications close 7th May 2021.

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HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

free health advice on what to do or wheretogoifyou

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburtonDutyPractice for ...

Saturday17thApril is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday18th April is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhoursservices will be

on the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

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HEALTH &BEAUTY

HEALTH &BEAUTY

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

EDUCATIONAL

AndreGrob

Chiropractor

Tues 9am-5pm

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

Introduction to

REFLEXOLOGY

COURSE

26 th &27 th June

www.southerntherapies.school.nz

2021 Diplomadates –Starting September

Tutor: CathySearle MRNZ, NZCHP, Cert Ad Ed

(03) 437 2366•027 4126170 •stschool@xtra.co.nz

SELL

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

FARMING NOTICES

2343597

WANTED logs or trees for

firewood. Anything considered.

Up to 300 ton. Cash

payments in advance if

required. 40 years experience.

Phone ’Woodchips’

027 297 7563. Rakaia.

FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD

SPECIAL

OFFCUTS

$140 PER CORD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

C.O.D. in town

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

2366834

SELL

EDUCATIONAL

EDUCATIONAL

L2D Driver Training

Teaching driving skills

and road craft

Allstages –beginner to full

Block booking discounts

Dave Campion

027 543 7632

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2363694

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

SPORTING GOODS

2343594

SHOTGUNS for sale. Winchester

XTR Sporter Field,

Miroku 800W Trap. Phone

03 303 7324 or 027 640

3981

POULTRY

JERSEY Bluff Turkeys (next

season) for breeding or

meat $40. each, 2for $60.

Bulk orders welcome. Pick

up Hinds or viewing, phone

Heather 027 244 1102

BROWN Shaver Pullets for

sale. Phone W.T. Copland

03 302 2826.

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

CJ’S Driving School -

Classes 1, 2 & 4,

Endorsements F&D,

Forklift F&OSH, Dangerous

Goods. NZTA

approved course provider.

MITO and Competenz

Assessor. Locally owned.

Phone Christine 027 245

2563

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BECKLEY’S PROGRAMME

5May

- Operatunity-Tennessee Waltz

7-9 May - ExperienceHanmer

26 May - Geoff Sewell and Special Guests

Christchurch Town Hall

5June

ASHBURTON High School

Old Pupils Annual Lunch in

Ashburton, on Friday 30

April 2021. For details

phone Margaret 308 1996.

HOSPICE Mid-Canterbury -

Here when you need us. If

you or someone you care

about has a life limiting

illness, phone 307 8387 or

027 227 8387

CARS WANTED

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MEETINGS

AGM

Tuesday27thApril

7.30pm

MountHutt

Memorial Hall

All welcome

Supperprovided

AGM

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AshburtonArea

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Tuesday27April

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- Tactix vs Pulse Netball

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Grey PowerAshburton

Monthly Meeting

Monday, 19 th

March, 2pm

at the Senior Centre

Speaker

St John Ambulance

Sales table

Donations appreciated.

All welcome

Mid Canterbury

Animal

WelfareCentre

Cordially invitethe general public to our first

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

At the MidCanterburyAnimal WelfareCentre

4Seafield Road,Ashburton(next to Vetlife)

Saturday8th May2021, 3pm

All welcome

MEETINGS

2372902

2374441

FORLIFELONG LEARNING

AshburtonTrust

EventCentre.

Tues 27th April,10am

Speaker:

Dr Owen Arnst

(PrimarySchool Principal)

Spiritualityinthe

contextofthe Aotearoa

NZ Primary School

Classroom

Visitors welcome -$10

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Every Thursday

10am-12, 1-3pm, 7-9pm

Beginners to advanced

Unlock your creative potential

with tutor: Jenny Thompson

027 7170 740

for information

BuddingArtist? Notsurewhere to start?

Come along to our

Art Start

Free forAdult Beginners

Open Day17April 2021 10am –4pm

printmaking –papier mache

handcrafts –collage –acrylics –watercolours

Come along and watch our artists

demonstrate avarietyofmediums.

Getyour questions answered

and have agoyourself.

Enquiries to

ASHBURTONSOCIETYOFARTS Roz021 718633

Pauline 027 471 6660

At the Cancer Societyweknowhow acancerdiagnosis can

affectevery aspectofyourlifeand we areheretohelp.

Ourservices arefreeand confidential.

If youorsomeone youcareabout hascancer

please contactusfor supportand information.

Nau MaiKiTeKorero Wewelcomeyour call

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St David’s

Holiday

Programme

MidCanterburyCentre

Phone: 307 7691

Facebook:@CancerSocietyMC

www.cancernz.org.nz

5-12 years, April 27th-29th

Tues, Wed, Thursday 9.00-12.00 noon

•Morning tea provided

•All welcome •Gold coin donation

•Noregistration required

•FUN, GAMES, SONG, STORIES

St David’s Union Church

Enquiries to church officeon308 5174

Email parishvisitor@st-davids.org.nz

(SituatedonAllens Road,just around the corner from the

AllentonShopping Centre)

2375117

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Thurs 15th

10.00 PeterRabbit 2

10.00 TheFather

11.40 Blackbird

11.50 Ascendant

1.20 Nobody

1.50 Godzilla vs Kong

3.00 2x2Overboard

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6.10 TheCourier

8.10 Nobody

8.15 Ascendant

Fri16th

TheFather

11.40

1.30

3.00

3.10

4.30

4.40

6.10

6.30

8.00

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Sat17th

10.00

10.15

11.45

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Sun 18th

10.00

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11.45

12.00

4.00

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6.00

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2x2Overboard

PeterRabbit 2

Tom&Jerry

Six Minutes To Midnight

Ascendant

Godzilla vs Kong

Nobody

PeterRabbit 2

Tom&Jerry

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Tom&Jerry

PeterRabbit 2

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TheFather

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Six Minutes To Midnight

Nobody

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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.

Ashburton Fanciers

Society

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POULTRY AUCTION

Sunday April 18,

Sports Hall

Tancred Street West

Ashburton

Viewing 11am

Start 12.30pm

Poultry, Bantams,

Ducks,Geese,Guinea

Pigs and Rabbits

Huge selection on offer.

Big birds, little birds.

Something for every body.

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