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40 years at
Methven’s Kimberley Wallace has been
running survival training for scientists
and researchofficers on subAntarctic
The island is full of wildlife and the
field officershave to know how to read
maps and navigate using acompass and
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
“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
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
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
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
Buttheyare aware covid could
disrupt their plans, hereorin
Australia, and that is at their own
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.
But they have to comply with
Extension Dining Suite
government’s traffic light rules which
responds to outbreaks in Australia,
that may changetravel from green to
amber to red.
At every level, travellers to
Australia areadvised to follow all
Wild Macquarie is happy place
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When Kimberley is not workingin
Antarcticaorthe subAntarctic, or
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
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
When Kimberleyishome, sheisan
avid member of theMethven Search
“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
“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
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
“They are agood bunchofhonest
hardworking folk. Iwouldbestoked
to know they wereout there if Iever
Overthe years she has worked with
the Ruapehu Alpine Rescue
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
students to developingcountries.
“In the mean time Ifeel super
fortunatethat Iget to work doing an
amazing jobIlove and getting paid to
be insomeof themost spectacular
places on Earth.”
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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
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.
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
MrPreece was awardedaleaders’
scholarship by Advance Ashburtonin2019
He deferred using it last year because of
the pandemic and nowfeels honour bound
‘‘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
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
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
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
‘‘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,
‘‘It was abit of a
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‘‘There’s still tweed jackets, knitted
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‘‘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
in the day and
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
RM Williams and Icebreaker are
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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
customers and staff, the odd
embarrassing incident and
had even promoted clothes
through local fashion shows
that had also acted as
‘‘I still love the job and I’m
still working from the
ground floor up.
‘‘It’s been areal pleasure
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customers and sales reps
and building relationships
and friendships over so
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Running feats recalled
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
Michaelis arunnerand won
silversinthe 1500m and5000m A6
para events at the 1984 NewYork
games and alsomade the final of
He and his fellow paralympians
were recently honouredby
ParalympicsNew Zealand and
certificates to acknowledge their
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
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
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
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
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.
personal journey andalonely
‘‘When Iwas reallyintoitand
doing all thetrainingIhad great
support from my then wifeDiane
and my two childrenAngela and
Tanya, which I’ll always be
Michael still clocksuparound
50km aweek and isanearly
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Aban to the liveexportof
animals by sea from2023
announced by government
among someinthedistrict, but
Mid Canterbury Federated
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
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
heifer calves and sell themwell.
Somefarmers who had been
supplying quarantine services.
But there wasaflip side, Mr
‘‘We are selling breeding stock
to markets that won’t requireour
products if they havetheir own
O’Connor said at the heart of the
decisionwas upholding New
curve in aworldwhereanimal
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period willenable the sectorto
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Counting the beats, finally
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
ahead of the VarietyTheatre of
Ashburton’s May show.
It’s Only Rock nRoll Baby will run
from May 2129and it’s acoviddespatching,
music and danceshowthatwill have
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
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
Gavin said it had been nineyears
since the theatrestaged asongand
dance show andthe whole company
was lookingforward to it.
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
There will be eight shows,
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Summah Ralston, Viv Horsburgh,
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Bubbles andBling on May 29 will
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funds raised willhelp hospice
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those with lifelimitingillnesses.
Hospicedoes not receivegovernment
In what could be aperfect gift for
Mother’s Day,Bubbles and Bling
featuresaglass of bubblesonarrival,
asumptuous afternoon teaprepared
by Ashburtonchef Chantelle Quinn
and two special guests showcasing
their fragrance and wineranges.
Presenting on theday will be
Benny Castles,partner, designer, and
director of WORLD, andVirginie Le
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Benny will take an eyeopening and
entertaining masterclass on the
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Sprint lap of honour planned for Shayne
Ashburton Car Club president Shayne
Adams will be remembered at theclub’s
annual street sprintsnext monthwith
the2021event being named in his
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
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
It drawsinsometop driving talent and
their supportcrewsfromaround the
country andboosts the Mid Canterbury
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
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
Car club vicepresident Daniel Tew
said Shayne’s memorialevent was a
tribute to his contributiontothe club
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
Over Wheels Weekthe club will run
two other popularevents: the Suzie
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
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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
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
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
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
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
‘‘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
After the service,people are invitedtostay
for acuppa andshare memoriesoftheir
relatives,and make newconnections.
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).
PHOTO LINDA CLARKE
Allenton schooldays relived
Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
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
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
Allenton School principal Bruce
Tilby, who was impressed that the
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
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
‘‘She sparked real interest in the
world aroundusand in current
He could rememberlistening to
educational broadcasts via aspeaker
in the classroom; the same speaker
was used by the principal to deliver
He went on to become ateacher
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
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
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
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
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
proud to be part of agovernment
focused on that.
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BINNIE, Peter Terence, on
April 10, 2021, aged 82 years. It
is with much sadness that we
say goodbye to a wonderful
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,
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.
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
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.
96 Tancred Street, Ashburton.
Phone 307 8317
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
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
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
Congratulations on celebrating
40 amazing years together.
Married at St. David’s Church,
18 April, 1981.
Enormous love and best wishes
your family and friends.
SAUER, Brian and Julianne
(neeCurrie), married at St John’s
on 17th April1971.
Congratulations as youcelebrate
50 years of marriage,
with love from all the family.
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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
Local lotto luck
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In thepast12months, seven Lotto first
division prizes havebeen won in the district.
During thesame period, 44Lotto and
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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
The processhad revealedthe
vulnerabilities of thewooland she
had beenforced to restrengthen it by
LETTER TO EDITOR
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
Road it would reduce the
problem at the main road.
If milk tankers to and from
Fonterra and Synlait,
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
Sue Prowse from Zonta Ashburton
said the exhibition had featured a
standard of works from talented
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
Until abridge is built to
support the rural area,
Ashburton deserves its
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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
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
The students have attached a
petitiontotheir letterand say
the women’s rights activist
deserves to be adame.
‘‘WethinkKate Sheppard is a
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
Theysay she was verybrave by
fighting hard to makethe worlda
better place by giving women a
say andachoiceintheir own
‘‘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.
‘‘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
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
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
consultationand is seen as
representing the view of alarge
coedschool near arural area.
Mr Preece said he was happy
that the MOEhad theforesight
to consult with those at the
chalkface about the
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
Things were not yetfinalised,
but the MOEplanned to wrap
up consultation soon,said Mr
He said he had opened up
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
Possible changes further
downthe line could see
subjects ‘‘semesterised’’ and
evenalimited offering or the
droppingofNCEA Level 1.
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
CanterburyRugby Unionand the
Crusaders, as well as being on
the board of the 2018RWC.
More details will follow in the
Ashburton District Council has
installed ashelter and seating
area for people using the
temporary busstop at Ashburton
Domain, on Walnut Avenue.
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.
TrishMcLaren will be sellingher
jam,chutneyand biscuits and
Ashburton District Farmers’
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.
The Mid Canterbury Connector
community transport servicewill
be charging just agold coin
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Safety tips with hot brew
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
Not overloading power points and multi
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
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
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
Chief executive Roger Sutton said
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
electricity charges. Therefund
payment returns any overcharge to
“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.
Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
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
the community whohad contributedto
‘‘Thanks to our amazing community,we
succeeded in raising the full amount of
$500,000soweare in theremarkable
with no debt.’’
Hospice bought the former Sealy
Street MedicalCentre last September,
afterthe general practicebecame
Eastfield Health andmovedtoanew
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
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.
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
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
directlytohospice services, supporting
thosewith alifelimiting illness.
The propertyisproving to be aperfect
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Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
15 April 2021
Message from the Head of Senior School
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
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
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
Tickets are$15 eachand can be purchased online at
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
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.
• 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
• 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.
Tomorrow, Friday 16 April, we regretfully farewell
Marion, along-serving and highly valued member of
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
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 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.
AshburtonCollege Reunion -
Spread the Word to former Staff and Students
Registrations due by Friday23April 2021
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
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.
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
College students willbeattendingthisevent,during the day, to
explorethe careers and youth services thatare available
in the MidCanterburyregion.
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.
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.
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
In Pool A Ashburton 3finished in 2nd
place; Ashburton 1in3rd and Ashburton
In Pool B Ashburton 4finished in 2nd
(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
The Championship Grade was won by
Mackenzie CollegeoverWaitaki Girls’ High
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
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
15 April 2021
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.
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
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
(Pictured right): TheAshColl team with
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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),
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.
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
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
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
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
(Pictured below inthe yellow boat, front to back): In the Coxswains race -
Charles Savage (Stroke Seat), Kyle Cabading, Izacc Carr, Lily Davidson and
16 Last DayofTerm One
17-03 May Holidaybreak
24-25 NZSS Trampoline and Double Mini championships,Christchurch
26 ANZACDay observed
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
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,
(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
Southland Girls’ High School were eventual winners over Kaiapoi High
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
Ashlein Lyttle batting,inthe match
against Southland Girls’High
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
(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.
16 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
We will remember them ... always
Anzac Dayisaday of national
nation comes together to
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
three Anzac Dayservices on
Sunday, April 25.
RSA Ashburton president
service willinclude theraid
siren and searchlights. And the
civil service willinclude the
firingofthe RSA’s 25pounder
(fieldgun), which will fire three
6.30am The dawn service is
at theAshburton Cenotaph,
Baring Square West. Speakers
include RSA Ashburton
ASHBURTON RETURNED SERVICES
ANZAC DAYAPRIL 25th 2021
Thefollowingservices have beenarrangedand all citizens
of the AshburtonCounty areinvited to attend.
Dawn Service at the Cenotaph Baring Square West. Service
conductedbySemi Ratu of theSalvation Army.
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
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
Ex Service personnel, also other groups: Scouts, Guides
etc. assemble at the corner of Havelock and Park Streets
Dress for all services, mufti and medals. Courtesy Van
available phone 308 7175
ServiceatHindsHall at 10am
Ex Service Personnel and Scout &Guides assemble at
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
12.30pm .Golf matchatMayfield Golf Club.1.00pmstart.
Assemble at the Memorial Arch on McDonald Street at
9.15am, March 9.30am. Service atMtHutt Memorial Hall
Morning Teainthe supper room of the Memorial Hall. All
All ex-service/relatives are invited toparticipate in the
march. Please assemble at 10.00am followed bythe
Commemorative service atthe Rakaia Community Centre
RSA Ashburton president Merv Brenton and vicepresident Allan Johnstone.
presidentMerv Brenton and
9.00am There is acemetery
servicewithamarchin, at the
northern flag pole in the
Ashburton Cemetery.Mrs Ratu
willalso speak atthisservice
NewZealand armed forces.
11.00am The civic service
and wreath lyingisatthe
cenotaph,Baring Square West.
Speakers include Ashburton
AshburtonCollege head girl
Millie Sullivan and head boy
There is limited seating
with reservedseating for
returned or currentservice
Ex Service personnel, and
other groupssuch as Scouts,
Guides etc, are asked to
assemble at the cornerof
Havelock and Parkstreets by
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
Rakaia Community Centreat
MemorialonTalbot Street at
will also be held at Woodburyat
10.15am, Peel Forestat11.30am
and at Rangitata Airfield at
White crosses mark run route
Scores of people areexpectedatthe
Run orWalkinthe Ashburton
Domain on Sunday, April25.
Rotary International members,takes
placearound aone kilometre circuit
Organiser Gary Whiting said the
event,whichusually drew in around
100to130 people, manyofwhom
were regulars, had been runningat
It wasall about fun, he said.
People could walk or runaslittle,
or as muchofthe circuit, as they
wanted upto5km whichwas suited
There is no prize for first, it’sa
memorial walkand alsotosupport
the activedefence forces.
It costs $10 peradult to enter and
$3 forstudentsandchildren; which
He saidthe eventwas fully
supportedbythe Ashburton RSA and
allproceeds raised on the day would
go to their Anzac Poppy Appeal
section where white crosseswere
placed. They not onlymarkedthe
routebut wereareminder of why
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
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.
Support the ReturnedServices Association
and the servicecommunity by buying apoppy
during their annual Poppy Appeal tomorrow,
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
Plea to keep traffic flowing
to keep one lane openfor
traffic on East Streetasthe
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.
to keep at leastone laneof
traffic flowing on EastStreet
during the reconstruction,
though it might raise the cost of
Councillors discussed their
request last week in the publicexcluded
part of theirregular
While their decision remains
incommittee, retailers have
been told their request was
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
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
The elderly weremost
affected, many not wanting to
navigate therough terrain.
About90per cent of all
‘‘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
‘‘It is anotherthing on top of
another thing on topofanother
thing,” Mr Redmond said.
‘‘Weare at the end, some
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
‘‘Absolutely,’’ Mr McDonald
‘‘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
efforts of manyAshburton
district peopletoshop locally.
weare an extremelyloyal
community and we are
thankful for that. It is
Mayor Neil Brownsaid
council was listening to their
worriesand working with
retailers to minimise
disruption, butnotimewas a
goodtime for the scope of work
Burnett Street set for pavers, sealing
Asphaltwill be laid on Burnett Streetthis
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
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
ContractorTruLine Civil broughtinan
extra crew this weektostart installing a
wastewaterpipeline in the westbound
startacross from 255 HavelockStreet and
continue to just shortofEast Street.
The westboundlane willneedtobe
closed while the work is being
undertaken;the eastboundlane remains
Parking could be limitedonthe west
Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
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
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
crocheting, sewing, flying,
cooking sausages, hosting
Poppy Flight, attendingour
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;
district had gonetothe national
organiser who had created an
evening dress whichisup for
auction on Trade Me,called
locally will alsobeauctioned
shortly to raise money.All
moneyraised for these auctions
will go to Poppy Flight
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
Each artist has contributed
three or four works each and
there is avariety of mediums
and various subjects to catch
the eye of visitors.
colourful works featureinone
corner, while on the opposite
wall there is more colour and a
focus on circles from Robin
Lynda Scott’s worksare
watercolours and featurelocal
Barbara Jaine has oil,
watercolour and mixedmedia
worksthat feature landscapes
and florals, including three
miniatures, andNgaio McKee
has focused on landscapes in
Robin Arnst said the medical
centrewas not your typical art
space,but the works displayed
wouldgive the public
There waslittle reading
material in publicplaces at the
moment, so theart would catch
All the works were priced and
for sale andwould hang for a
monthand maybelonger, she
Lynda Scott said the artists
all regularly displayed at shows
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
drinking water service.
(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.
raised aboveground in orderto
be recognised as secure bore
water. Followingthe Havelock
North inquiry, there is now a
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
usedinfood preparation or for
hygiene purposes forone
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.
Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
Asafety auditwill be carried
out on Cass Street, one of the
firststreets to be nearly fully
revamped in the CBD
the audit by an external
contractor would review
itemsraised by people,
pedestrian and cycleway.
Theshared path cameup
for criticism at acouncil
her indicated it was not a
userhad told her shefelt
guilty using it, especially
wereinthe middle of the
Fauth saidcars were
travelling too fast on Cass
Street and notpaying
attentiontothe posted 30km/
He saidthe impact on
pedestrian and cyclist
gaugedwhen the CBD
end of theyear.‘‘I think you
will findpeople will ge more
usedtothe shared scenario.’’
Some education will be
Cr Leen Braamurged
peopletogive the newlayout
achance and that while it
was new for the district,
therewere moreways to get
adopted their walking and
cycling strategy for the next
acknowledges the work done
on mountain bike trails by
clubs, as well as additional
footpaths for asectionof
Street to the Ashburton
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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
The premise of the submission to ECan is
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
We want to
hear from YOU!
now available online
This policydescribes how we will plan forand fund
infrastructureand facilities to meetthe needs of future
growth in the Ashburton District.
• Alignment of development contributionswith the draft
Long-Term Plan 2021-31
• Introduction of awastewater development
• Stronger and clearer reasonsfor collectingcommunity
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
An online ‘community meeting’ was held
Mayor Neil Brown and Council Officers
explained the details of the proposed draft
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
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,
• Use the Rates Calculator sosee your
proposed ratesover the next three years
For full details and information, visit
Week of 12 April 2021 |ISSUE 24
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
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
"This event is all about youthand it's
completely free so that everyonecan take
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
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.
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
Ashburton District Council
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
Road to beclosed
• WINSLOWWILLOWBYROAD from
the Longbeach Road intersectionto
Period of Closure: From 9.00am until
5.00pm on Saturday, 17April2021.
This noticeofclosure is madeunderthe
10 (11 (e)). Itwill be an offence under
the above regulationsforany person
otherwise than under authorityofan
authorised permittouse theroads /
streetsfor ordinary vehicular traffic
Ashburton CBD: Burnett Street setfor
Progressonrejuvenating Burnett Street
in Ashburton's CBD is settomakestrides
next week when the street begins
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
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.
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
Council anticipates the work in thatarea
to wrap up in the nextweekorso.
ashburtondc.govt.nz Week of 12 April 2021 |ISSUE 24
22 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
Tranquility selling art, clothing
Karen Isherwood’s little spot
of tranquility has become a
shopshe has called
Karen, who moved to
Ashburtonseveral years ago
Christchurch, has set up a
retail andrelaxspace where
customers canbrowse unique
clothing and artwork, then sit
in thegarden with acup of tea
the shop and the gardens and
Karen saysshe deliberately
chooses items that are ‘‘a little
She has abackgroundin
hospitality andran acafe at
QE2parkbefore it was
damaged by the 2011
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
furniture andmosaics that she
Karen Isherwood in her peaceful little retail spot.
She saysit’s not the usual
retail experience. People can
visit on Fridays and Saturdays,
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
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
Road,its historyand its people
overthe past 75 years.
There havebeen many
familieswithstrong ties to the
Mackenzieand guest speakers
Peter Davidson and Carolyn
Cameron, speaking on behalf of
the Ashburton District Council.
EiffeltonHallSociety, led by
chairman PhilCushnie, have
scenestotidy up andrenovate
the hall to get it ready for the
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Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
Garrett’s bike speed record falls short
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
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
‘‘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
‘‘I’ve beenthroughall the
emotions frustration, despair,
anger,but I’ve settled on
one piece and also very grateful
to all those who had supported
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
‘‘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
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
The attempthad taken over
his life for the last three months
return to earning acrust
throughhis business Flying
Kiwi Motorcycles. Ironically
conditions near Pendarves on
Friday for theland speed
there weresome issues with the
Anumber of other bikes also
took the opportunity to test
their speed,including an
electric motorbikeridden by
Garrett, whichclocked around
Health andsafety protocol
wasstrict controlled by
Right: Hundreds of hours were
spent by mechanics on rebuilding
and modifying the
original 1976 Kawasaki Z1000
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
24 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
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
Alot of work goes into
organising the event, which is
held on three properties and
takes in the scenic Longbeach
Those taking part have options
to bike, run or walk over avariety
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
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.
The firstregional tourism event
in the SouthIsland has
connected the Mid Canterbury
and Selwyn districtsin an
attempttopackage together the
areas. Held yesterdayatTerrace
Downs Resort, the Mid
tourism event and
opportunity to grow business
capability by connecting
continuetosell goodsafter the
last formalmarketfor the season
wrapsuponApril 24. Through a
Ashburton council, stallholders
can operateatthe popular
roundifthey choose to.
Twenty people havehad cancers
confirmed and manyothers precancerous
the National Bowel Screening
Canterbury. Home testing kits
have been delivered since
December last yearand 16,705
kits hadbeen senttopeople aged
60-74bythe end of March.
Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
The Big Little Theatre Company cast that will be performing amodern version of Oscar Wilde’s classic play The Importance of Being Earnest.
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
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
said alot of effort had beenput in bythe
actors, who wereenjoying tackling the
comedy andwerebeingsupported by a
lot of willing helpers.
Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest
was afarce that featured falsehoods, wit
andquestionable societal norms. ‘‘It will
definitely have the audience laughing
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
out the set at each venue, using movable
props, transporting the actorsand
performing on adifferent stage each
Airbnb has chunk of accommodation market
Airbnb operators continueto
take achunkofthe Ashburton
market,with about 600nights
booked at 137 venues in
Theoccupancy rate at 28 of
the district’s accommodation
establishmentwas around 33
promoter Bruce Moffat said
typical occupancy levels for
pastcoupleofyears was 45 per
‘‘It has dropped with covid
but part of thatisbecause of
‘‘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
Mr Moffat said the tourism
sector waskeeping aclose eye
on airbnbsastheytoo would
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
‘‘We see some disastrous
situations.Weare concerned as
consistency in termsof
‘‘Wework hard to get people
to come heretothe district and
one person whogives it abad
‘‘That’s what really worries
me about bnbs.’’
Otherdata presented by Mr
Moffat included visitors
searched for food, attractions
and accommodation between
Though the borders were
closed for much of 2020,tourists
spent $81 million in the
Ashburton district in the year to
were interested inashortwalk
in abush area(26 percent),
markets (23pc), local
restaurants (22pc), hot pools
(17pc) and half or fullday hikes
Mr Moffat saidthe
transtasman bubble would see
asurge of family and friends
crossthe ditch, followed by
targeting Australians and
temptingthem with winter ski
Methven would havethe
hot pools and spa, when they
opened later in the year, he
abouteight weeks after the
borders opened on April 19.
He will be runningaseriesof
meetings with Mid Canterbury
26 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
Finding abetter balance on dairy farm
Dairy farmers Kiri and Rhys
Roberts are on ajourney to
farm smarter and improve
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
‘‘It’s about finding abetter
balance around what we are
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
Kiri,30, has been manager at
Clareview since it was bought
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
Theymilk 1080 cows on a80
bail rotary, achieving around
480,000milk solids per year
supplying Westland Milk
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
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
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
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
‘‘By committing to run the
versusregeneratively we have
an accurate means of
systems. We will be taking the
average of our four previous
Aspeciallydesigned choice roster app allows staffto chose their
seasons base line figureson
production, profit and
environment, and from this we
can quantify the differences
between our conventional and
allowing for seasonal
The information will
environmental, human health,
animal health and social
‘‘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
They intend to share their
findingswith the wider farming
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
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
Some of the older children
also were also able to pick up
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
They had not needed to
advertised for staff in the past
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
It was because of the
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
They raised $79,360, at the
time the Courier wenttoprint,
which was$4000 more than
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
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
Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
boss to go
Synlait Milk Limitedchief
executive LeonClement has
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.
GraemeMilne praised Mr
Clement’s leadership as
repositioned Synlait’s purpose,
ambition, and strategytomake
‘‘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
Mr Milne credited Mr
Clement with anumber of key
accomplishments in his time,
and new company purpose:
Doing MilkDifferently ForA
Healthier World and
maintaining growth momentum
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
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
James Bruntonbrings alongmorningtea on
Wednesdaysand gets involved with projects
andenjoys thecamaraderie at theshedevery
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.
28 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
Bowlers to mark centenary
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
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
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
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
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
Tonysaid Sandy’srecord tally of
titles is unlikely to be beaten.
The game is always on the lookout
for new players and the youngest
at Hampstead and the oldest are
GeorgeCrack and Harold Kemp, from
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
‘‘I love the game. It’s about getting as
close to that kitty as you can.
‘‘You meetalotofpeople and it’s
He said bowls was also agamethat
could be playedatmany levels, from
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
For tickets or otherinquiries,
contact Tony on 021 0822 4615.
Mid Canterbury United’s senior football
team hasscoredits first pointsofthe
season aftera21 victoryoverStAlbans
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
the right wingand cut backfor Luke
Martin to confidentlyfirehome into the
Thesecond half was acageyaffair, with
the teamslargely cancelling each other
MidCanterbury goalieLiam Sheppard
was forcedtomake acouple of savesand
came out well to prevent another couple
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
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
People who thinktheyhavea
fastcar arebeing encouraged
to prove it at theAshburton
Car Club annual standing
quarter mile sprint(402
metres) this weekend.
Willowby Road, between State
Highway 1and Longbeach
Road, south of Ashburton on
DanielTew said theevent was
atimed, tar seal runand open
to membersofthe public to
“If you thinkyourcar is fast,
comeand prove it,” Daniel
Driversdonot have to be a
warrant of fitnessstandard, he
Entries are taken on the day
and cost $60.
three eventswithout beinga
encouragedtogivethe sport a
go andsee if it wasfor them.
New members, and
volunteer helperswho did not
always welcome, as were
Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
Golf nomads seek out scenic Methven
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
course; there were six on one
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
Methvenhas alsoseen a
steady riseinclub members
since lastMay anditnow has
Bruce said many young
peopletook up the sport postlockdownbecause
and played outdoors.
Club members used the
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
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
He said thephysicaland
mentalaspect of the game was
complemented by its social
aspect; playing with matesand
haggling were partofthe
The Methvencourse is
maintained by fulltime
greenkeeperPaul Plimmer and
parttimer PhilJohnson. The
pair receive alot of
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
Bruce said memberscame
from the town andsurrounding
loves being able to get outon
coursefor afew holes before
She and her husband take
play on other courses.
She said thesocial aspect was
also importantand she enjoyed
peopleshe might onlysee in a
near Tauranga,was playing in
thecourse when the Courier
called; they were travelling in
camper vans and on their way
to afivecourse tournament in
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
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
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
The draw forApril 17
Pool A: Hampstead vHornby,
Hamp1, 2:45pm Russell Lane
Barr. Rakaia vSpringston,
Rakaia1,2:45pm Mitchell Neutze
AR1 Joc O'ConnorAR2 Moon
Methv1, 2:45pmHamish Grant –
Jeremy Robinson. Waihora v
Celtic, Tai Tapu1, 2:45pm Karl
Combined, Allenton1, 2:30pm
Greg Jopson. Methven v
Southern, Methven1, 1:00pm
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
ANZ is alsooffering netball
clubsthroughout Ashburton to
helpthem take their game to the
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
Robinson–AR2Liz Bell. Mt
Somersv*Celtic. Mt Somers1,
2:30pm AntMcGirr, Bruce
Lincoln Ewes vCeltic,Lincoln
Hornby, Hampstead1, 1:00pm
Simon Bennett. Methv/Rakaia/
1:00pm JocO’Connor. Waihorav
Celtic,Tai Tapu1, 1:00pm.
Ashburton Golf Club
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
30 Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
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
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
and was drivingtheboat at 2025
As he drove, Fisher frequently
turned around to communicate with
Harraway instead of looking where
he was driving.There was no
Fisher did auturnonthe lake at
speed and collidedwith aski
biscuit that three women were
riding on, which was beingpulled
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
BothHarraway andFisher were
In theChristchurchDistrict Court
last week, theybothpleaded guilty
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.
compliance manager Domonic Venz
says the casesends astrong
message that there must always be a
spotter or lookoutonboard when
towing anyoneatspeedsover 5
‘‘It was extremely lucky that noone
was more seriously injured or
‘‘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
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
‘‘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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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
‘‘We made it and that’s such
arelief. Andit’s thanks to the
support from our community
that we can continue.’’
forgrants and seekdonations
andsponsorship, but had
finished the financial year in
Mrs Smitheram said the
TradeMe auctionrun through
ParentsCentre Aotearoa in
thelast week of March had
Itemsinthe auction had
been generously givenbyR&
Contracting, Sarah and Harry
Plate, Norwood,Hanmer Hot
heat pump service,Methven
the AshburtonToy Library,
Parents’ Centre newcomers
Rachel andRiley Wilsonhad
raised over $1125 through
sellingcheese rolls and pea
straw bales that they had
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
‘‘We also had many
donations, including from
Contracting andGreg and
Brokers, and generous
personal donations from life
member Debbie Kell,parent
Agri andmany, many others. ‘‘
Mrs Smitheram saidthe
parents centre was also
grateful to theLion
Trust Mid and South
RotaryAshburton, as well as
which had provided support
forward, welcomeour new
local supportcentre for
Ashburton Courier, April 15, 2021
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
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
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,
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
E/W 1st Kay Robb &Dee
Murdoch, 2nd Wendy &Eric
Parr, 3rd Sheryl Reid &Trish
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
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
Thursday Evening –April 8th,
N/S 1st Sue Rosevear &
Debbie SeddonSewell, 2nd
Kay Robb &Rosemary
McLaughlin, 3rd =David
Sewell &Mike Holdaway and
David Greenslade &Jan de
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
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
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
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
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
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
Results, stories next week,
until then good golfing.
OUT AND ABOUT
will be open from 11am to 4pm,
with the railcar, fireengine and
miniature train rides operating.
Food and fun for the whole family.
Mid Canterbury Rural Women
cooking class for students Year
5-8. Registrations to Marion on
Ashburton County Lions fashion
parade fundraiser for the St John
of Ashburton, at7pm. Tickets are
$20 and available from Todds and
New Zealand Rolls Royce and
Bentley Club’s national rally at
Wheels Weekswap meet kicksoff
two weeks of wheels-related
activities. The swap meet will be
held at the Ashburton Vintage Car
Pathways:Mid Canterbury Youth
and Careers Exchange at the EA
Networks Centre. Guest speaker
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
Winchmore Rural Women quizat
the Winchmore Hall, 7.30pm start.
$30 per team up to 6people.
Great prizes and supper.
Registrations to jabutchard@xtra.
Special event coming up?
Let us know
Shoppersout at fabric bazaar
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
They were not
The hall was initially
packed as peoplewith a
projectinmind or simply
lookingfor fabric treasure
perusedthe tables looking
for theperfect piece.
on hand all day and said
sales werebrisk. The
fabric bazaar is an annual
event but was not able to
be held lastyear because
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
Altrusa member Rosemary Moore (left) helps Lynne Tippet
find some suitable fabric for aneedlework project.
Peter Mac l 1pm to 6pm
Free every week
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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
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It’s Only Rock ’n’Roll Baby
21 -29May; Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 23 2pm;
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Variety Theatre Ashburton are proud to bring
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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
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Saturday, 24th April, 2-30pm
Adults $25* /Senior $20*
For more information
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.
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Grooves! PresentedbyPrimarily DanceTrust
9th June 7pm
Adult $38* /Child* –Student $32*
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jazz in pointe shoes, and contemporary dance
set to the rock music you love. Performed
by six of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best
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from traditional tutus to sequins. Grooves! is
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Phone Cawte 027 418
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CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,
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Dan McKerrow Chimney
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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.
East Street will be open on ...
Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm
Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm
At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open
normal trading hours during the week,and on
Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice
Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116
CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755
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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
03 308 9516
26 th &27 th June
2021 Diplomadates –Starting September
Tutor: CathySearle MRNZ, NZCHP, Cert Ad Ed
(03) 437 2366•027 4126170 •firstname.lastname@example.org
Small LPG cylinders
Off Street Parking
Arthur Cates Ltd
26 McNally Street
Ph 308 5397
Riverside Industrial Estate
WANTED logs or trees for
firewood. Anything considered.
Up to 300 ton. Cash
payments in advance if
required. 40 years experience.
027 297 7563. Rakaia.
$140 PER CORD
C.O.D. in town
Malcolm McDowell Rd
L2D Driver Training
Teaching driving skills
and road craft
Allstages –beginner to full
Block booking discounts
027 543 7632
17 Grey St,Ashburton
Phone 307 2707
SHOTGUNS for sale. Winchester
XTR Sporter Field,
Miroku 800W Trap. Phone
03 303 7324 or 027 640
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.
ORNSBY Motorcycle Training.
CBTA licensing and
training (Ashburton). Ride
Forever courses in Ashburton
and Geraldine. Call
729) for more info or visit
CJ’S Driving School -
Classes 1, 2 & 4,
Forklift F&OSH, Dangerous
approved course provider.
MITO and Competenz
Assessor. Locally owned.
Phone Christine 027 245
WIN BIG WITH ESSETI ...EVERY PURCHASE PUTSYOU IN THE DRAW
Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs
&maintenance. Kerrick hot &cold waterblasters &industrial vacuumcleaners.
Esseti welders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.
Locally owned &operated family business for 68 years
South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147
Email email@example.com FREEPHONE 0800 452 522
- Operatunity-Tennessee Waltz
7-9 May - ExperienceHanmer
26 May - Geoff Sewell and Special Guests
Christchurch Town Hall
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
$$ CASH PAID $$ Buying
cars and trucks for wrecking.
Ph/txt Zac 021 1056
- Tactix vs Pulse Netball
308 7646 l firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 19 th
at the Senior Centre
St John Ambulance
Cordially invitethe general public to our first
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
At the MidCanterburyAnimal WelfareCentre
4Seafield Road,Ashburton(next to Vetlife)
Saturday8th May2021, 3pm
Tues 27th April,10am
Dr Owen Arnst
NZ Primary School
Visitors welcome -$10
VIPER MIG 185
180 Amp DC/MIG/TIG/MMA
10am-12, 1-3pm, 7-9pm
Beginners to advanced
Unlock your creative potential
with tutor: Jenny Thompson
027 7170 740
BuddingArtist? Notsurewhere to start?
Come along to our
Free forAdult Beginners
Open Day17April 2021 10am –4pm
printmaking –papier mache
handcrafts –collage –acrylics –watercolours
Come along and watch our artists
Getyour questions answered
and have agoyourself.
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
Phone: 307 7691
5-12 years, April 27th-29th
Tues, Wed, Thursday 9.00-12.00 noon
•Morning tea provided
•All welcome •Gold coin donation
•FUN, GAMES, SONG, STORIES
St David’s Union Church
Enquiries to church officeon308 5174
(SituatedonAllens Road,just around the corner from the
10.00 PeterRabbit 2
1.50 Godzilla vs Kong
4.30 PeterRabbit 2
6.00 Godzilla vs Kong
Six Minutes To Midnight
Godzilla vs Kong
Raya and the Last Dragon
Six Minutes To Midnight
Godzilla vs Kong
Raya and the Last Dragon
Six Minutes To Midnight
Godzilla vs Kong
Mon19th, Tues 20th
Raya and the Last Dragon
Godzilla vs Kong
Six Minutes To Midnight
Mr Kool icecreams is
back in town, available
and social events.
Will also be carrying out
out forthe bells!
Please text me on
0210 467 467.
Sunday April 18,
Tancred Street West
Pigs and Rabbits
Huge selection on offer.
Big birds, little birds.
Something for every body.
REASONS WHY NEUMANNS ARE THE
BEST CHOICE IN TOWN FOR TYRES
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Alan Bruce Dante
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Jack Jason Jenny Jerome Jo Joel
Kevin Matt Mike
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Terry TimC TimD Tristin Vinnie Vinny
Winner, Members Choice, Ruralco Card Supplier Awards –2017, 2018, 2019 &2020
197 Wills Street,Ashburton l www.neumannstyres.co.nz l Phone 03 308 6737 (24 hrs –after hours call out applies)
QUALITY USED VEHICLES
•ABS braking •4air bags
• 2400cc, petrol
• Pushbutton start
• Body kit
2013 TOYOTA PRIUS L, 5door, ABS, air con, petrol,parking sensors,
rear spoiler,auto, 71,810 kms, 1800cc........................................................$16,995
2013 TOYOTA SPADE X, 1500 cc,auto, air con, easy access,
2007 TOYOTA BLADE, 2400cc, ABS, 5door, air con, body kit......................$10,995
2004 TOYOTA PRIUS G,1500cc, hybrid,twinair bags,ABS,
cruise control, 32,000 kms....................................................................................SOLD
2013 TOYOTA COROLLAAXIO, 1500cc, hybrid,4door, auto,
44,000 kms ..........................................................................................................$11,995
2012 TOYOTA AQUA,1500cc, hybrid,auto, cam chain,ABS,
2013 TOYOTA SPADE, 1500cc, ABS, air con, cam chain,
• 1300cc, petrol
• 2wheel drive
• ABS Braking
• Climate control
2008 SUZUKI SWIFT SPORT,1600cc, ABS, air con, alloys,auto,
body kit, 105,000 kms................................................................................... $10,995
2000 SUZUKI JIMNEY, 660cc, 2door, SUV/4x4, auto, 80,000 kms...............$POA
• 1200cc, petrol
• Push button start
• Lane/collision alarm
• Reverse camera
• 1600cc, petrol
• Cam chain
• 105,000 kms
$10,995 $10,995 $10,995
WARRANTIESAA APPRAISEDFINANCEBIGGEST YARDBEST SELECTIONTRADE-INS
2006 HONDAINSPIRE AVANZARE, 3000 cc, 4door,abs,air con,
cruise control,climate control 57,500 kms................................................$9,995
2014 NISSAN TIIDALATIO, auto, idling stop,twin air bags,ABS,
4door,petrol,air con, 31,100kms................................................................. $9,995
2012 NISSAN NOTE, 1200 cc,auto, skyblue,ABS,
60,000kms ............................................................................................................. $9,995
2015 NISSAN NOTE X, 1200cc,ABS, air con, cam chain,
2013 NISSAN SYLPHYG,1800cc, twin air bags,ABS, sedan, cam chain,
2011 MAZDADEMIO13-SKYACTIVE, 1300 cc,ABS, air con,
body kit, 38,000 kms....................................................................................... $10,995
2010 MAZDACX-7, 2300 cc,ABS, air con, cruise control, body kit,
59,000 kms ........................................................................................................ $17,995
2013 MAZDADEMIO13-SKYACTIVE,1300cc, air con, ABS,
cam chain, 96,600 kms......................................................................................$9,995
1999 MAZDADEMIO, 5door, 1300cc, auto, ABS, cambelt,
-about our range of rental vehicles
Family,Sports, School or Social Trips
We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivans available.Cars and 3trucks forsmall or big
loads also available.
470 West Street, Ashburton
A/H Keith Drummond 0274 367 646