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Strong community spirit and a

love of cricket will see

Lauriston Cricket Club next

year knock outan impressive

century;anudgeworth

celebrating.

Club members have formed a

centennial organising group to

find past andpresent players

and supporterstoget together

for celebrations over Waitangi

weekend, 2022.

Rob Hooper, one of the

organisers, said the group had

set upaLauriston Cricket Club

Facebookpage for people to

join, with contact details, to

find out what was happening

for the special occasion on

Saturday, February5and

Sunday, February6.

It would also assist

organisers with their planning.

Anyone not on Facebook can

Lauriston Cricket Club’s Rob Hooper (left), Richard Orr, Alister Goodwin and Matt Pawsey.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

make contact with any of the

organisers.

Mr Hooper said the weekend

plan was for asocial game at

the Lauriston homeground on

Saturday, followed by an

evening dinner inAshburton

with formalities andafamilyfriendly

day back at the

grounds on Sunday.

It’s athree day weekend, as

the Monday following the event

is the Waitangi Daypublic

holiday, Mr Hooper said.

The game would see two

invitationteams madeupof

past and present players, play

a30/30­overs game andwould

be open for anyone to come

along andwatch,hesaid.

Mr Hooper started at the

club, aged11.

Now 55, he is athird

generation player, one of many

associated withthe club; his

late­father Brian andlategrandfather

Bert were both

club captains in their time.

Brian was also apast club

patron, and was president of

the club’s 75th anniversary

organising committee.

Thecurrent club patrons are

stalwarts Wally Ashworth, and

Alister Goodwin who is on the

centennial organising group

and has hada50­year

association with the club.

The club has ahistory of

celebrating its past

anniversary milestones in

style; forthe 75thanniversary

there wasthe openingofnew

clubrooms, and for its 50th a

dine and dance banquet,Mr

Hooper said.

Club members were keen for

the centennial to be just as

memorable, especially as it

could have been olderthan its

100 years.

There were indications the

clubcould have been around

longer with bits of information

dating as far backas1888, Mr

Hooper said.

However no formal records

of theclub were everfound.

But therewere records

found from July 18, 1922 which

had becomethe official start

dateofthe club.

The club has been ahighly

competitive cricket club over

the years andinmore recent

years had excelled inthe

second­grade competition, Mr

Hooper said.

There had also been an

influx of junior cricket

members, which boded well for

the club’s future.

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Funding for Methven water

plant brought forward

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton District Council will fast

track plans for anew water

treatment plantinMethven and has

awarded acontract to buildtwo new

reservoirs at the existing treatment

plant.

Detailed designwork on asingle

treatment plantfor the Methvenand

Methven Springfield water schemes

will startimmediately and could

take nine months to complete.

The projectwill cost $7.7million,

but council has broughtforward

physical works budgets so that key

componentscan purchasedearlier

and shipped.

At the same time awell option will

also be explored to see if an

alternative supply can be found over

the next six months.

Athird party has approached

council to takeon the risk of

searching for asuitable bore and

council has an optiontobuy it at a

fixed price if it is viable.

The bore option is expectedtocost

less than the proposed treatment

plant and council willidentifysites

on its own land and near the

treatment plantfor the thirdparty to

explore.

Council assets managerAndrew

Guthrie told councillors at last

week’smeeting that design work on

the proposed treatment plant could

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He said the membrane plantwas

the ‘‘gold standard’’ solutionand

offered watersurety.

There were clear operationaland

financial benefits to combining the

Methvenand MethvenSpringfield

schemes and creating asingle plant.

Both gallerieswere shallow and at

risk of variability fromthe source

water, as had been seen during

recent flooding, but bolting on a

membranewould reduce that risk

significantly.

Mr Guthrie told councillors thata

groundwatersource idea had been

raised previouslybut consultants

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had not been confidentitwas viable.

Whilethe probability of success

was low, finding abore would be ‘‘a

significant win’’.

Councillor Angus McKay said he

believedexploring awell was agood

idea and he wanted to ‘‘see geology

proved wrong’’.

Abore had beenfound in Mayfield

and at no expense to the ratepayer

and it had usedlocalknowledge.

Cr McKay said he also believedthe

Methven Springfield intake was

better sitednearer to the bush and

mountains rather than in the middle

of alivestock farm where it was

currently located.

He suggested the stockwater

schemeatSpaxtonasanalternative.

‘‘Let’s tidy things up once and for

all,’’ he said.

Cr McKay’s request that the

transferof the MethvenSpringfield

schemetake point,tothe Spaxton

take point be investigated by staff

was approved by councillors.

In alater closed meeting council

awardedacontract to Reliant

Solutions to build two new

reservoirs at the existing treatment

plant 4km from Methven.

The contract, worth $1.7 million,

involvesearthworks, pipe laying,

access tracks and fencing and

installation of the reservoirs.The

construction and installation is

expected to take nine months and

the new tanks are made of special

glass­fused steel.

Data shows decline in water

quality at high country lakes

Anewlyreleasedscientific report

commissioned by Environment

Canterbury (ECan) and the

DepartmentofConservation(DOC)

shows water quality in the

Ashburtonhigh countrylakes is

continuing to decline.

The reportwas commissioned to

provideinformation on thenutrient

reductions required to achieve

water quality targetsset in theLand

and WaterRegional Plan (LWRP).

Theconclusions in areport by the

Cawthron Institutefound that

significantreductionsinnutrient

loadswill be required to preserve

water quality in the high­country

lakesstudied.

The Ashburtonlakes studiedwere

Heron,Emily,Clearwater, Camp,

Emma, Denny and Maori Lakes.

Thelakesaresensitivetonutrient

inputs fromanumberofsources,

includinglanduse, recreation

amenity and birdlife.

‘‘We know howspecial the

AshburtonLakesare to the people of

Canterbury andit’s clear from the

report that the waterquality of these

lakesisinadelicatestate.

‘‘All of the lakes studiedrequirea

significantreduction in nutrients to

meetthe Landand Water Regional

Plan limits. Someofthe lakesare at

riskof‘flipping’, which means

enteringalong­termturbid, algalrich,degradedstate,

from which

lakesusually do not recover easily,’’

ECandirector of science Dr Tim

Davie said.

He said the science also showed

therewas notone single cause of

degradation.

“While farming land use is a

contributor,soare the impacts of

amenity users and birdlife.

‘‘There is no singlesolution that

will address theseissues.’’


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New European vehicles hit the beat

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Police vehicles have comealong way

since the first Ford Model TT

motorised light truck was issued in

1919.

Overthe years the NZ Police have

used adiverse range of makes and

models includingHumber, Chrysler,

Ford and Holden vehicles.

The Czech­made Skoda stationwagonshave

been selected to replace

the Holden sedans, with the

Ashburton District receiving their

first car on Thursday.

The rest of the Ashburton fleet will

be swapped out as the kilometres get

up to around150ks.

Skoda were chosen for their

performance, safetyand low­emission

standards.

Sixteen vehicles make up the Mid

Canterbury fleet including front line

responding cars, plain cars,youth

educationand highway patrol, all with

differentequipment depending on the

role.

‘‘The new Skoda’s are stationwagons,

they have alot more boot

space, are biggerwith morespace

internally,’’ Ashburton Police senior

sergeant Leigh Jenkinssaid.

One of his favorite features was the

red and blue lights on the inside of the

boot doorand visible whenthe bootis

open.

Before the new cars hit the beat they

are taken to Timaru and speed

calibratedtomake sure the radar

calibration was correct.

Police senior sergeant Leigh Jenkins

(left) and senior constable Rob Hooper

with the new Skoda patrol carin

Ashburton.

Talley’s

investigation

continues

An independent investigation into recent

allegations made about health and safety at

the Talley’s Ashburton factory is well under

way.

It is led Risk Management Group chairman

and former Police Commissioner Mike Bush,

of BushInternational ConsultingLtd, which

has an expertise in riskand compliance, the

reviewwill lookatspecific allegations madea

month ago. There willalso be areview of the

overall health and safety culture at the plant.

The findings will be presented to Talley’s

later this month and areport deliveredto

WorkSafe for review.

Talley’s chiefexecutive Tony Hazlett said

the company was serious about health and

safety. “Talley’s takes the wellbeing of our

staff seriously, and the changes we have made

in health and safety over the pastfew years

have been extensive.’’

“I believe that our systems will withstand

scrutiny and validate the work our staff have

been doing to improve our health and safety.

‘‘We also believe the investigation will

confirm thatthe allegations made to 1News in

early July are incorrect,historic or already

addressed. However, if there are additional

improvements to be made,then we will

willingly make them.”

WorkSafe has begun areview at other

Talley’s sites.

Road shut

for pipe work

The intersection of Milton RoadSouth and

Beach Roadwill be closedtoall traffic from

August20for four weeks whilework

continuesonlayingasection of wastewater

pipe.

Traffic will have to detourvia Cochranes

Road or TrevorsRoad.

The wastewater pipe project runs from the

Ashburton River through to Wakanui Road

where it willjoins ACL's portion of the laid

pipe.

Seipp Construction is currently workingat

two locations along Milton Road South.

MiltonRoad South from the river to the

Beach Roadintersection remains closed to

traffic (except for residents). It will reopen

at the end of December.

MiltonRoad South between Beach Road

and WakanuiRoad remains closed to all

traffic (except for residents). This section of

the roadwill reopen at the end of November.

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Ladies day supports Women’s Refuge

Aladies day held at Celtic

RugbyClub has helped raise

$3255for the South Canterbury

Women’s Refugeand

acknowledged the rolewomen

playinthe club.

Fundswere raised from an

auction,raffle and adonation

from Rakaia Rugby Club.

CelticClub members and

supportersalso donated a

number of items to women’s

refuge such as toiletries,

sanitary products, nappies,new

underwear,fuel vouchers and

grocery vouchers.

Players fromthe senior

women’s team and local

businesses donated items for

luxuryhampers that were

raffled.

During agame between

Celticand Rakaia senior men,

wives andgirlfriends of the

teamswere treated to drinks

and nibblesintheir own tent

and at theconclusion of the

game team members

applauded their partnersto

show their appreciation for

supportingthem during the

season.

At an evening event female

members of the rugby, squash

and netball sectionsofCeltic

enjoyedanight of

entertainment and fun and put

their handsintheir pocketsto

snap up auction items, which

included aCanterbury Farah

Palmer Cup jersey signedby

members of the 2021 squad,

Black Fernsjersey andshoes,

Mt Hutt ski passes, fashion

styling session at Mode

Boutique, treatmentat

BoutiqueSkin andBeauty, four

hours of labour from four

forwards or four backsfrom the

Celtic Women’s Rugbyteam

and adinnerdate with rugby

coach Spud Kerr.

Members of the Celtic senior women’s rugby team with staff from South Canterbury Women’s Refuge

and donated items.

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Mid­South Island Women’s

Refuge and Family Safety

Services manager DawnRangi­

Smith said she was blown away

by the efforts of the club, it’s

members and supporters. The

funds raised anditems donated

wouldbeearmarkedfor women

in need in Mid Canterbury.

Project to improve work safety

Across­sectorproject

between WorkSafe NZ and

industry representatives

has beenestablished to

help improve health and

safety outcomesacross the

transport, postal and

warehousingsectors.

WorkSafe data shows

across the three sectors in

2019there were 57 fatal

crashes,170 serious

injuries.

TheAshburton district

had 180 vehicle­related

injuries (acrossall sectors)

from 2016­2020.

Thesecond highestin

Canterbury with

Christchurch recording 504

injuries.

Over the same timethere

werethree transport

related fatalitiesinthe

AshburtonDistrict.

WorkSafe engagement

and implementation lead

Ruth Cooksaid the

numberswere

concerningly high, and it

wasclearthere wassome

work needed to be doneto

try to create solutions to

reducevehicle­related

risks.

Mackie Research were

tasked byWorkSafe to help

findsolutionstoprevent

these high levels of harm

and have made 13

recommendations to

improvevehicle­related

health and safety and

actively managesupply

chain pressures to

minimise vehicle­related

risks.

“A collaborative

approach between

WorkSafe and the industry

wasneeded to gain insight

intowho wasbest placed in

thetransport and logistics

chain to improve health

and safetyoutcomes.

“Therewas alsoalack of

understanding of which

interventions weremost

likelytoimprove the health

andsafetyoftransport

workers. This meant there

wasareal benefittothe

cross­sectorapproach so

that together we can

achieve better health and

safety outcomes for

workers in these sectors,”

Ms Cook said.

The research involved

reviewsofexisting

research and initiatives,

andintensive engagement

with industrystakeholders.

It was carried out over 11

months between April 2020

andMarch 2021 andwas

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existingand new

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government agencies.

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Olivia Pike’s journey towards being a

professional singer has reached

another musical high note with

secondplace at the Dame Malvina

Major Foundation ariacontestheld

recently in the Christchurch Arts

Centre.

The former Ashburton College

studenthas performedinanumber of

operasover the few years, and two

alreadythis year in Dunedin, where

she currently lives.

The standard of competition at the

aria contest was very high and she

was thrilledwith her placing,Olivia

said.

She had linkstoboth the winner

and third placed singersatthe contest

throughstudyingmusic at Otago

University.

Olivia won $1000inprize money

and acase of Pegasus Bay riesling,

aptly named Aria.

The 26­year­old is partway through

her Mastersinclassical voice

performance at the Universityof

Otago.

Afterleaving Ashburton College,

she completed her Bachelor of Music

in the same subjectand also studied

classical piano performance.

She tookacoupleofyears off after

her degree and freelanced on various

Award winning operasingerOliviaPike (right) witharia contestwinner Erica

Paterson(left) andthird placed Rhiannon Cooper.

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singing jobs around the Dunedin

area.

Olivia said her aim was to get paid

to sing and to forge acareer as a

professional singer.

She was eyeingoverseas singing

programmes after her Masters next

year and opera specific opportunities

to further develop her skills.

Olivia has played keyboardsince

the age of six and began singing

lessons 15 years ago.

She sang in choirs during her

school years and has been an

accompanist for Ashburton College

choirsand for the MSA Men’s Choir.


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Superstar show preparing to impress

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Incredible vocals, top sound and

lighting and aprofessionalstandard

production areall set

be showcased when Variety

Theatre Ashburton stages Jesus

Christ Superstar later this

month.

It is 50 years since theshow

debuted on Broadway and 19

yearssince it was last

performed in Ashburton.

Back in 2002 afresh­faced

Roger Farr was the co­director

alongside Gavin Templeton and

Jo Castelow was the musical

director.

Both Farr andCastelow are

back in thetwo key roles and

JuliaBell is the choreographer.

Showtimeisjustalittle over

three weeks away.

Roger Farr said the Jesus

Christ Superstar show wouldbe

top notch andaveryhigh

standard.

In terms of technologyand

special affects it wouldbeabig

step up from the show in 2002.

The costumes, setand music

would all be quite different and

an 11­piece orchestra was

replacing the recorded music

The dressed up lepers get into character at Sunday’s costume day.

usednearly two decades ago.

Mr Farr said the vocal quality

in the show would‘‘wow’’

audiences.

Although ajoint fundraiser

for Variety TheatreAshburton

and AshburtonTrust Event

Centre, the production would

not compromise on quality and

had abudget of $120,000, Mr

Farr said.

‘‘People will be blown away by

what they see and hear andwe

need them to come along to

support the show.’’

Jesus Christ Superstar is a

show of twohalves.

The first half is warmer and

friendlyand features Jesus and

the apostles, while the second

half has Roman soldiers andthe

crucifixion.

The costumes reflectthe

lighter and darker sides and

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includes clothing from the1970s

andmore modern elements.

Taking on the lead roles are

experienced local performers

like Matt Williams (Jesus), Chris

Woods (Judas), Murran Buller

(Mary) and Brent Gray (Pontius

Pilate).

Therock opera is all about

songs and includes the classics

Superstar, Gethsemene and

Everything'sAlright.

Brent Gray tries on his Pontius

Pilate costume.

Thecast of 65 includes an onstage

choir of 19,anensemble of

18 and the 12 apostles.

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Compensation, management concerns

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Dairy farmerLaurenceRooney

will likely be leftwith hundreds

of thousands of dollars worth of

flood­damage on his

Winchmorefarm; it's left abad

tasteinhis mouth.

He predicts after thehalfa­million­dollar

flood clean­up

from thelate­May flood will see

him left with$1m loss of income

andnochanceofthe

compensation; government’s

$4­millionfund paysupto50

percent of non­insured damage

but only on productive land.

It is not theweatherMr

Rooneyisfrustrated with, it is

payingariver rate to

Environment Canterbury for

rivermanagement that he, and

agrowing number of others,

said wasnot happening; it has

beenraised at many

subsequentflood­affected

farmer events.

Theherdwould have been

better­off with Mycoplasma

bovis, there would havebeen

compensation, he said.

Mr Rooney and wife Philippa

farm alongside the north

branch of the Ashburton River.

Their farm tookahit when

the riverburst theriver

stopbank alongside their

property in late­May. It

breached the bank, flowed

through their decade­old house

­rendering them homeless ­

and towards land where cows

grazed.

They were able to move them

out of harm's way. Butitwas a

scarytime.

Thetorrent of water flowed

on to grassedpaddocks and

ripped apart fencing, laneways,

and anything not tied down.

Themotorsonthe centre

pivot were buggered, he said.

Branches and rocks were

strewn aboutfromwaterwhich

got up to aroundtwo­metres

high at peak.

TheRooneyshad afleeting

visit from agriculturalminister

Damien O’Connor and

Dairy farmer Laurence Rooney, left, meets with agricultural minister Damien O'Connor during afarm visit last week.

Rangitata MP Jo Luxtonlast

week;MrO'Connor's firsttothe

district sincethe event.

It was abrief stop,but Mr

Rooney was able to voice his

concerns.

“The more peoplethatsee

the cock­up (of alack of river

management) thebetter,” he

said afterwards. It was

‘‘preventable’’.

Alot of work has been done in

the pastnineweeks by those on

farm, those broughtin, andwith

the added help of volunteers.

Environment Canterbury

diggerswere still working in

the riverbed alongside the

property.

The couple, and their four

young children, hadbeenback

in the house for the pastweek.

They moved in with somenew

furniture but no carpet,

curtains, or septic system,

which were due this week.

Butbeing homewasbetter

than being away from thefarm,

Mrs Rooney said.

Areas of thefarmwhich were

once productive green lands

now look like riverbeds,even

with new fencingand laneways.

Siltcovers theland.

Themilkingshedis still out

of action but calving has

started, so theyhave

temporarily farmed cows out

for milking.Theyhopetobe

milking in their ownshed by the

end of the week.

Numbersinthe herd had

been reduced with someleased

outtemporarily, and another 90

older cows soldtohelpreduce

stock numberson­farm.

The farm will be able to use

100 ha out of 170haonce the

cows were back. Environment

Canterburyrivers manager

Leigh Griffiths said ECan had a

mandate to maintain flood

protection assets for properties

whoformed aratingdistrict.

It includedprotection works

suchasstopbanks, drains,

groynes, spurs and other

infrastructure suchas

plantings associated with river

erosion, drainage andflood

protection as well as ongoing

maintenance.

‘‘We areconfident that our

floodprotection infrastructure

did its job based on (agreed)

criteria, and cannotaccept

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

allegations of mismanagement

or any responsibility. It’s

important to note that if due to

asignificant weather event,

flood flows exceed thecapacity

that theinfrastructureis

designed for, out­of­riverflows

areexpected.

‘‘This was an unprecedented

weather event with both long

andintense periods of rainfall.

In theAshburton/Hakatere

River catchment area the

weather event was of a

magnitude greater than

everywhere else in the region.

‘‘We cannot stress enough

that this was potentially the

mostsignificant rainfall and

riverflow event on record in

Ashburton since we’ve been

recordingthis data,’’she said.

Restoring productive flood-affected lands

Groundworks, weed growth andlow

fertile soils left by flooding,saw Mid

Canterbury landownersturn outinforce

last week toafloodrecovery workshop

organised by Mid CanterburyRural

Support Trust and DairyNZ.

Theevent, held in the Winchmore

Hall, saw specialist speakerstalk about

agronomy (soils,fertility of the new soil

and its challenges)aswell as earthworks

under way(shingle, silt,clearing land).

There werealso farmersfrom

Rangitata to speak of their past

experiencedealing with floodsin2019.

RobWilson,ofRangitata Island

Dairies, wasone of those farmers. He

said protection works in the riverbed

were only nowbeingdonedue to the

complexitiesofpeople involved,covid

delaysand funding.

Theland wasleft scoured andsiltcovered

fromthe floods described as a

one­in­20 year event. Butitwas the

scale of the damage which threw

everybody becausethe river acted

unexpectedly with national

infrastructure to repair, including the

state highway road and railway line.

He said after theeventitwas farm

management101;how to keep thecows

fed, wateredand milking.

There were deepcanyons,rocksand

siltsleftbehindacross the land. They

broke therepairsneeds into small

blocksand keptanconstanteye on the

budget.

“It’s actuallyjustmanaging what

you’vegot.Ittakesabitoftime. You’ve

gottomicro­manage allthe time.”

There was astrategy, theyhad aplan,

andthey stuck to it, he said.

There were trial and errors. But the

advicetothose going throughitnow in

Mid Canterburywas to do it properly

thefirst time ­evenifit might cost more

up front ­because ithelpedget theland

and pastureback to peak condition

faster.

Ravensdown scientificofficer Will

Talbot spoke aboutmanaging

sediments and getting land,now

coveredinsilt sediment, backtoits

fertile andproductivestatus.

Thegeneralcharacteristicsof

sedimentmeant it wasalow organic

material with no structure anditwas

importanttomix it withhigh organic

soils.

Soiltesting, as well as fertiliser and

lime needs,was highly recommended.

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Mustang visit thrills school

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DANIEL.TOBIN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The usual sounds of

lunchtime fun at

Ashburton Intermediate

Schoolwas briefly

replaced by the throaty

rumble of engines as six

Ford Mustangs arrivedat

the school .

The Canterbury Mustang

Owners Club visited on

Fridaytogive kids and

teachers the chancetoget

up close to the muscle cars.

The machines on show

were goodexamples of the

evolution of the Mustang

and ranged in age from

1965 through to 2017.

Patrick Forde, from the

Canterbury Mustang

Owners Club Mid

Canterbury, said they

wantedtoencourage a

positive vibe with the kids

and community.

‘‘It’s just about putting

colourand enjoyment in

the community, smiles on

faces is always good.’’

The first Mustang schools

visit was in 2020 at St

Joseph’s School, where

Patrick’s daughtergoes,

then Ashburton College.

‘‘Thepupils lovedit, and

Tuainekore Strickland (left) and Junior Tungata check out avintage Mustang.

PHOTO DANIEL TOBIN

the teachers were into it as

muchasthe kids.

‘‘I would say Ihave had

morequestionstodaythan

the two previous school

visitscombined, the kids

have been polite and

showed alot of interest,’’

he said.

EllenorLouanne­Somani

Irimana,12, thought the

cars werereally cool.

‘‘It’s fascinating how you

can see the engines.’’

Her favourites were the

vintage models because

they reminded her of her

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Flood assistance

money for farmers

Farmers and growers affected by

this year’sdrought or floodsin

Marlborough,Tasman, West Coat,

Canterbury, Otagoand the

Chatham Islands thisyear will

haveaccesstoRural Assistance

Payments (RAPs) from thisweek,

SocialDevelopment and

Employment Minister Carmel

Sepuloni has announced.

“The Government is committed

to easingthe financial pressures

on farmers andgrowersand help

secure their recovery giventhe

recent droughts and floods that

have affected their incomes,”Ms

Sepuloni said.

“The RuralSupport Trusts in

all these areas have been doing

greatwork in the region, and the

Ministry of Social Development

will be workingcloselywith them

to get supporttothose whoneed

it.

“Government has also activated

Plastic welding

We repair all types of plastic products

andequipment.

•Water tanks •Calf feeders •FuelTanks

•Car bumpers •Cab roofs

Enhanced TaskforceGreen,

Temporary Accommodation

Service and investedover $6

millionto help rural

communities recover from recent

adverse events,” she said.

Agriculture ministerDamien

O’Connor said ‘‘We know

droughts and floods takealong

timeto recover from.We

encouragefarmers and growers

to make contact with their Rural

Support Trust to see what

supportmay be available for

them to access. The work of the

trusts is considerableand hugely

appreciated.”

The drought in Marlborough,

Canterbury, Otagowas classified

as alarge­scale adverse event.

The flooding in Canterbury was

classified as amedium­scale

adverse event, as was the flooding

in the West Coast, Marlborough

and Nelson.

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Energy directed to help at parents centre

Ashburton Parents Centre volunteer

Michelle Boelyn’s energyand

commitment has been described as

invigorating andinspiring for her

peers.

She is this month’s VolunteeringMid

&South Canterbury and the Hotel

Ashburton volunteerofthe month.

Volunteering at the parent centre

wasMichelle’s firstforay into

volunteering and she highly

recommended it to others.

Volunteering is agreat opportunity to

meetother people, to shareknowledge

with others and bring the community

together, she said.

She saw an article lastyear where the

Ashburton Parents Centre were

struggling and in need of support.

As amotheroftwo young children

sheknewshe had somethingtooffer, so

puther name forward for the

committee.

The morepeople thathelpedthe less

everyone had to do as the workloadwas

sharedaround, shesaid.

Michelle, whoisalso abusiness

owner, hasbeen volunteeringfor just

over six months but,inthistime, she

hasbeen described by thecommittee as

being like an ‘‘energizerbunny”.

She had brought new ideas and

energy, and inspired othervolunteers.

After joining the committee shewas

asked to use her skills to takeonthe

marketing role.

The role includedFacebook and

socialmedia promotion, informing the

community of the variety of workshops

they offered likethe upcoming post

natal depression workshop on the

August 17.

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

The workshop is being held at the

parentcentre rooms, in the Netherby

Shopping Centre on Chalmers Ave,

from 11.30am.

The parentscentreprovidesfree

parenteducation and support to all

parents in the community in arelaxed

space and the centreplanned to hold

more workshops, facilitated by

professionals.

The AshburtonParents Centrewere

always lookingfor more volunteers so

they could openmorehours and

provide moreservices.

As well as workshopstheyhad

movement to music playgroups,offered

avenue for children’s parties andhad a

cookbook with everyday recipesand

great ideasfor lunch boxes. And,

following their first successful market,

wereconsidering holding more in the

future, Michelle said.

‘‘It was so great to havepeople come

andsee our facilities,” shesaid.

If you are aNot for Profit organisation

andhave avolunteer who you would like

to nominatefor the

Volunteering Mid &South Canterbury/

Te Ropu Tuao itewaenga oWaitahaand

the Hotel AshburtonVolunteer of the

Month email coordinatormc@vmsc.org.

nz

Photo: Michelle Boelyn

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At the rugby league roadshow are (from left) Hampstead School

pupil Josiah Abernethy, new Zealand Warriors Petrece Kesha and

Liam Turner, Hampstead School teacher Hannah Gray and pupil

Francis Ula.

Rugby league

roadshow visits

Physicalactivity leaders (PALs)

from Hampstead School

enjoyed arugby league treat

when representatives from the

NewZealandWarriorsRugby

League Clubvisited lastFriday.

The PALs, numbering around

50, areYear5and 6students

who encourageand help fellow

students take part in sport and

other activitiesatbreaktimes.

They were split into two

teams and the flag waving

captains wereJosiah

Abernethyand Francis Ula.

Each teamhad its ownchant.

Students were taken through

an indoorquiz by Warriors

community relations manager

Petrece Kesha,who was

assistedbySouthernZone

capability and eventsmanager

LiamTurner.

MrsKesha told the students

that the Warriors had spent the

last two years based in

Australiaand were nowliving

in their eighth home.

Theteam playedortrained 42

weeks of the year, which was

aboutthe same as aschool year.

Atypicalweek in the season

featuredfive daysoftraining,

game day andjust one day off,

she said.

Students were toldaboutthe

importance of sleep, hydration

and eating right.

Those answeringquestions

correctly were given prizes,

including water bottles.

Therugby league roadshow

also visited Netherbyand

Rakaia schools.


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EALAM, Margaret, (nee

O’Reilly), of Alexandra, died

27 July 2021 at Dunedin

Hospital.

Eldest daughter of the late

Joe and Lucy of Ashburton,

Dearly loved wife ofMalcolm,

mother and mother-in-law

to Pat and Rochelle, Michelle

and Craig. Dearly loved

sister and sister-in-law of

Bernadette McCormick, Terry

and Carol O’Reilly, Denise and

Neville Peck, Pat and Lynton

McLachlan, Colleen and

Chris Glasson, Marie and Alex

Bennett, the late Josephine

and John Daly, Lucy and

Arnold Mouw, and Christine

and Kevin Graham. Aprivate

service has been held, with a

Mass and Intermenttobeheld

in Ashburton atadate tobe

advised.

McCAUSLAND, Raymond

Graeme (Ray), on July 30,

2021. Peacefully at Rosebank

Hospital, Ashburton, aged

81 years. Dearly loved son of

the late Maurice and Evelyn.

Special friend of Graeme and

Adrienne Moodie and family,

and Bill and Margaret Ross

and family. Messages to P

OBox 472, Ashburton 7740.

Special thanks to the staff at

Rosebank for the love and

care ofRay. A Service for Ray

will be held at the Salvation

Army Citadel, Cass Street,

Ashburton on Thursday

August 5th commencing

at 11.00am, followed by

interment atthe Ruru Lawn

Cemetery, Christchurch at

2.30pm.

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MOSES,John

0n July19th 2021.

Passed away peacefully at

home, Doncaster, South

YorkshireEngland.Aged 88.

Dearly lovedfather and fatherin-law

of Ian and Stephanie

Moses.

Loved Grandad ofAnna, the

late Matt, Kate, John and

Nicola. Loved great-Grandad

of Elijah, Pearl, Willow, Asher

and Sadie Arrowsmith.

Will be lovedand remembered

always.

PITHIE, Kathleen Nora

(Kathie): On July 31, 2021,

unexpected but peacefully at

home,inher 83rdyear. Dearly

loved wife and best friend of

the late Laurie. Much loved

mother, mother-in-law, Nana

and great-Nana of Pam and

Tim Eaden, Ashleigh, Darcy,

Layla and Alita Webber, and

Brad; Leanne and Dennis

Mably, Ben and Tania, and

Mark and Ashley; Raewyn

and Stu Gray, Todd, Cameron

and Bailey; Kelvyn and Rachel

Pithie, Hannah and Sam. She

will be dearly missed. Rest

peacefully with Dad. Thank

you toDrSparks for his care

of Kathie. Messages to the

Pithie Family, c/- POBox 472,

Ashburton 7740. A private

service to celebrate Kathie’s

lifeistobeheld.

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RITCHIE, Arthur Louden

–‘The Butcher’, sadly passed

away on July 31st, 2021

after recently celebrating his

80th birthday. Loving father

and father-in-law of Angela,

Rob and Charlotte, Richard

and Greer, Ashley and Jess.

Grandfather to Jaz, Brendon,

Angus, Eliza, Jonty and Art.

Cherished brother of Jessie

and his late siblings. Special

thanks to Dr Penny Holdaway

and the staff at Rosebank

for his care. A memorial

service will beheld for close

friends and family at 2pm

on Thursday August 12th at

the Tinwald Function Centre

(behind the Tinwald Tavern).

Messages to 84 George Street,

Tinwald 7700“We will all miss

you and will remember you

forever atRitchies Bay, Lake

Pearson. Rest in peaceArty.”

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ROBERTSON, Karen Mary:

At Rosebank Rest Home,

Ashburton onJuly 21, 2021,

70 years young.

Loved Mum and friend to

Philip and Deborah Sloper,

Haylee and Vaughan Reed,

and Heidi and DarrenStowell.

Cherished Nan to Hamish,

Charlotte, Brianna, and Liam

Sloper; Matt, and Nick Reed,

and Special Nan to Amber

Stowell (Nan’s Little Helper).

Sister and sister-in-law of

Wayne and Lyn Robertson,

and Gary andTricia Robertson.

Messages to: The Robertson

family, c/- PO Box 6035,

Ashburton7742.

At Karen’s request a private

family service has been held

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STODDART, Janice Margaret

(Jan) (nee Prichard), on

August 2nd, 2021. Peacefully

at home, Ashburton,

surrounded by her loving

family. Inher 70th year. Dearly

lovedwifeofDenis. Treasured

mother and mother-in-law

of Michael and Deborah, and

Anna and Lyall Jemmett.

Adored Gran of Mackenna,

and Krislyn; and Freya, Lucas

and the late Jacob. ‘Rest In

Peace’Thefamily would like to

sincerely thank all those who

have supported Jan through

her journey. Messages to the

Stoddartfamily c/- POBox 472,

Ashburton 7740.

Donations

to the MND Association would

be appreciated and may be

left atthe service. ARequiem

Mass to celebrate Jan’s life

will be held at the Church of

the Holy Name, Sealy Street,

Ashburton on Friday August

6th, commencing at 11.00am,

followed by interment at

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Seafield Road,Ashburton.

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Dearly loved daughter ofthe

late Colwyn and Margaret

Prichard.

Dearly lovedand special sister

of Evan and Francie Prichard.

Much loved and treasured

aunty of Andre, Frances,Elliott

and Iolanthe. Melanie, Mark,

Ella and Sean. Dayle, Emma,

Ryan and Connor. Loved by

her Johnston and Prichard

cousins.

So dearly missed. Forever in

our hearts.

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CONNELLY, Derek Neville :

06/05/1946 – 28/06/2021:

Sandra, Tara and Ken, Owen

and Rowena, Marsha and their

families sincerely thank all

those whose expressions of

love and sympathy supported

us through the passing of

Derek. Your flowers, cards,

food and heartfelt words

comfortedusall.

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3March 1928 -3July 2021

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Mitchell wish to sincerely

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Principal back after

curriculum research

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton College principal

Ross Preeceisback on deck

after asabbatical that has seen

him visitschools around the

country to research and gather

ideas for future curriculum

changes in Years9and 10.

He visited16secondary

schools to look at ideas, plans

and operating models.

Mr Preece said most schools

in New Zealand were heading

down apath of change and were

investigatingcurriculum.

Manywere also taking agood

hard look at NCEA Level 1.

Mr Preece said LincolnHigh

Schoolhad doneaway with

Level 1last year and Christ

Collegeplannedtodothe same

next year.

He said times were changing

and schools needed to better

prepare students for amore

dynamic world.

Students needed to be

problemsolvers, more

resilient, good oral

communicators and work better

with others.

The currentmodelof‘‘rope

learning’’ was less relevant

today.

Staff, students and the

community needed to

understand why change was

neededand then the challenge

was to introduceit.

‘‘Themost challengingaspect

is probably getting parents who

did well in the traditional

system of assessment to

understand that whatthey did

won’t be what their kids need to

do to be successful in the

future.’’

Mr Preece said he had picked

up some good ideasonhis

travelsthat could be adopted

and he had compiledareport.

His findings reaffirmed that

Ashburton College was further

Ashburton College principal

Ross Preece

down the path of change than a

number of other schools, in part

due to the innovation option it

had offeredtoYear 9and 10

students overthe last few years.

Next year both teaching

models, the traditional model

and innovation, would be

offered again, but from 2023

only the latter, he said.

The innovation modelwas

aboutsubject collaboration and

practical learning,but still

featured explicitsubject

teaching.

Mr Preece said no decision

on whether NCEA Level 1

wouldstay or go at Ashburton

College would be made until

the findings of anational

reviewwere revealed.

He said many education

systems around the world did

not feature threeyears of high

stakesassessments like New

Zealand’s.

If NCEA Level 1was to be

done awaywith it would see the

reduction of credit assessments

in Year 11.

Currently85per cent of

students get Level 1, Mr Preece

said.

Silver for Dyke

Emma Dyke

Mayfield­raisedrower Emma

Dyke wonsilverinthe New

Zealand women's eightboat at

theTokyoOlympics 2020.

Dyke,who went to Mayfield

School and later to Craighead

Diocesan HighSchool in

Timaru, teamed up with Ella

Greenslade,LucySpoors,

Kelsey Bevan, Grace

Prendergast, Kerri Gowler,

BethRoss,JackieGowler and

coxswain Caleb Shepherd.

Shewas alsoamemberofthe

NewZealand teamthat won

the2019 world championship

final.

Complete

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NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021

11

New video installation at gallery

DANIEL.TOBIN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Anew exhibition of video

works has opened at the

AshburtonArt Gallery.

NamedDurations the

exhibition created by film

maker Gaylene Barnes

features ninescreens each

showingeight hours of

unedited footage of an animal.

Having spentover 20 years

cutting footage for natural

history documentaries

Gaylenerealised how the story

can often be manipulated.

‘‘Weput our ownstory on the

natural world, Iamjust

reacting againstmycareer as a

natural history editor, now I

am looking at whatitisthe

animal wants to tell us, and the

only way to do that is to spend

adurationoftime with the

animal.

‘‘I have been quite decisive

about what it is Iamgoing to

film,itispartofaprocessof

beingwith that animal over an

eighthourperiod.’’

Eight hours seems like along

time to be watchingananimal,

but for Gaylene the idea of

focusedattention is important.

‘‘I wanted to focus my

attention on this animalfor a

moment andthat is my gift to

you,’’ she said.

As well as directingand

editingdocumentaries and

creating her own films,

Gaylene also runsthe Barnes

Family Farms business with

her brother at Highbank near

Funds for Trott’s,

walkway society

In its latest fundingroundthe

Community Trust of Mid &

South Canterbury has given

$150,000 to Trott’s garden

towards the purchase of land

and buildingsfromcurrent

trustees.

In September 2017 Trott’s was

sold to the newlyformed Trott’s

Garden Charitable Trust to

ensure it waskept in community

ownership and not sold to

developers.

The trust’s goal is to support

and grow strong, resilient and

inclusive communities through

opportunities and participation

in education and learning

around horticulture,food

gardens, wild garden areas,

sustainability and meaningful

community developed events

and workshops.

The Community Trust of Mid

&South Canterbury has also

granted $80,000 to the Mt

Somers Walkway Society to

assist with plans to re­route a

newtrack to Sharplin Falls.

Rockfalls closed the track

after the 2011 earthquakes and

an alternative route has been

identifiedbythe society in

consultation with the

DepartmentofConservation

andgeologists.

“Sharplin Falls is alocally

treasureddestination and is

extremely popular with both

locals and tourists.

‘‘This is atreasured

community assetand there is

strongsupport and

encouragement from the

community for this project to

come to fruition,’’ society

spokesman Jack Allan said.

Other local trust funding went

to Kai for Kids($10,000),

Ashburton TownWatch Society

($5000), Rakaia Squash Club

($20,000) andYMCA ($20,000).

Methven.

Thenine animals chosenfor

theworkare split in to three

elemental categories; earth,

waterand air.

Asheep,cow and pig for

earth, an eel, worm andfrog

forwater, and chickens,bees

andblackbilledgulls

representthe air.

Thegulls were her favourite

Film maker

Gaylene

Barnes (left)

talks with

Ashburton

Gallery

collection and

exhibition

assistant

Hannah

Crichton,

while setting

up her

exhibition

Durations.

PHOTO DANIEL TOBIN

animaltospend aday with.

‘‘Sometimes when filmingI

need to have abreak,but I

watched the gulls for eight

hours without abreak, I

couldn't believe it, loads of

drama, lots of fighting over

territory, it wasso

interesting.’’

Durations runs untilAugust

27.

Talented line-up

for park concert

Localsinging talent,

including Julia Bell, Nikita

Hyde, Libby Higson, Brian

Taylorand Chris Woods, will

be amongthe performers at

thisyear’s AshburtonMitre

10 MegaChristmasinthe

Park.

Alive house band will

provide the music and

musicianshave booked in

their firstrehearsalsfor this

month.

Ashburtonhad an amazing

amount of talented and top

entertainers and it was great

to be able to showcase that

talent, event promoter

CarmenLye said.

“We are excitedtobeback

after ayear off last year and

we know the excitement

about the event isbuilding in

the community.’’

December 4had been

locked in andorganisers

were busy lookingat

entertainment, foodvendors,

stage design and lockingin

fireworks, lighting, sound

and the most important

person of all, Santa, who has

accepted the invitation to

star again this year,despite

his hectic schedule.

The 2021 organising team

was alot bigger this year, as

the event had grownsince

the first concertin2013, Mrs

Lye said.

AshburtonNew Lifeisthe

running force behind

Christmas in the Park and is

supported by local

businesses, churches and

othergroups.

Lisa Anderson and Ruby

Bowman will be the hostsfor

the event and Ashburton

Mitre10 Mega, abig

supporter since the first

event, is the naming sponsor.

IN BRIEF

LEAGUETEAM

Ashburton Barbarians Rugby

LeagueClubwill enter awomen's

team in the Aorakicompetition.

Competition detailsare still to be

finalisedbut as this stagethe

Barbariansare one of fourteams

entering, with three confirmedfrom

Timaru. Teamswill playnines, with

the possibility of aMid vs South

Canterburygame.

BIRD SALE

Ashburton Bird Club is hosting its

long-running annualbird and

accessories sale on August28.

The sale will include birds, seed

and bird accessories likecages.

Outsidebird entrantsare

welcometoput birdsforward for

sale.

The9am until 1pmsale will be

held at the TinwaldMemorialHall

and entry is free.

WELLNESS TALK

Awellbeing talk in Ashburton on

August 12 will lookatthe five

different kinds of mindsets and how

to build ahealthy emotional home

within apositivemindset.

It willalso focus on how to get rid

of fearand automaticnegative

thoughts andinstead to practice

things likegratitude,control, and

worth. The talk runsfrom noon until

1pm and$5entryincludes lunch. It

is part of aregular series and will be

held at Mid CanterburyCommunity

House.

TOURISM SPEND

Visitor spendinthe Ashburton

District for the March to Mayquarter

was $13.4 million.

Ninety fourper centofthe spend

was fromdomestic visitors and

captured through electronic card

transactions. Some$791,000 was

from internationalvisitors. The

domestic share of visitor spending

was up 7.5 per centonthe same

quarterin2019. Guest nightsspent

in commercial accommodationin

the district in the quarter were

43,600.

GRANTSOPEN

Individuals and groupswith

upcomingprojectsinthe heritage,

creative communitiesorcommunity

event spaceare invited to apply for

funding fromAshburtonDistrict

Council. The council grants funds

for heritageand community events,

and also administers funds on

behalf of Creative New Zealandfor

its creativecommunities scheme.

Applications close on September1.

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We’rerolling out

COVID-19 vaccinations

to Aotearoa NewZealand

Everyone aged 60+can book theirvaccination now

NewZealanders aged 60+ canbooknow at BookMyVaccine.nz or call

0800 28 29 26.Ifyou’reinone of our priority groups(Groups 1, 2and 3)

andhaven’t been vaccinated, don’t worry, youcan stillmakeyourbooking.

We’rerolling out Group 4inage bands

Everyone in Aotearoa NewZealand will be able to getthe vaccine–it’sfreeand there’senough vaccinefor everyone.

With morethan2.5 millionpeopleagedunder 65,tomakethe process flowsmoothly, we’rebreaking it down by agebands.

We’restarting withthe oldestand workingour waydowntothe youngest.

Important dates

28 July Everyone 60+ Canbooknow

11 August Everyone 55+ Bookingsopen

Bookings will open soon to therest of Aotearoa in agebands,

from oldest to youngest.Remember, onceyou’reeligible to be

vaccinated, youcan bookatany time. There’s no cutoff.

60 +

55 + 45 + 35 + 16 +

When it’s your time to book avaccination

Step 1: Receiving an invitation

When you’re eligible,you’llreceivealetter inviting youtobook

at BookMyVaccine.nz.We’ll follow up with an email and text.

Step 2: Make your booking

Once you’ve received your invitation,orwhenyourage band is

open, go to BookMyVaccine.nz to book yourappointments.

If you’reunabletobookonline, youcan ring the COVIDVaccination

Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7days).We’ll makethe

bookingforyou and answerany questions.Interpreters areavailable

if youneed them.

Youcan expect to have your firstvaccinationsix to eightweeks after

youmakeyourbooking. Depending on whereand when you’dliketo

be vaccinated, youmight find an appointmentearlier. You’ll need

to leave at least threeweeks betweenyourfirstand second doses.

Step 3: Getyour vaccination

We’llsendareminderthe daybeforeeachappointment. It’s very

importanttoget twodoses of thevaccine –thiswillgiveyou the

best protection.

Other ways to get vaccinated

There areother ways to be vaccinated, including workplace

vaccinations andother vaccinationeventsaroundthe country.

In manyremote rural communities, we will vaccinateall agegroups

at thesame time.

ManyGPs arealsoprovidingCOVID-19vaccinations andare taking

bookings directly.Tofind outifyourGPisofferingthisservice,

visit healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-vaccination

The stronger ourimmunity, thegreater ourpossibilities.

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RURAL

Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021

13

Aslice of paradise at Windermere

Dave andRoseThomson have a

little slice of paradise at

Windermere,just south of

Ashburton, where scores of

early season lambs are enjoying

the weather.

The lambs, mostly singles,

were born the week of the

Canterbury floods in late­May;

just afew hundred metresdown

the road, theHinds River broke

its banks and flooded areas of

the town.

Dave can hand feed most of

his sheepmeat breed flock,

including theTexel ram.

He put alack of twins born

this year down to the condition

of the sheep at mating.

There was limited feed even

then, Dave said.

The Thomsonslost just one

lamb during lambing, and

another four when the air

temperature dropped just

threeweeks later.

It was also wet when they

were born, but just too cold,

Davesaid.

The Thomsonshave been on

the Windermere property for

the past22years.

It’s anine hectare block, with

around25sheep bred for

lambing in time to suit their

dryland property.

Along with their flock they

have acouple of cattle andgrow

lucerne or oats for horse char.

Rose also has horses.

Dave, aformer school teacher

(30 years) turned real estate

agent (19 years), can turn his

hand at most jobs on farm. He

does the shearingfrom aone

andahalf pen shed.

He was proudly “a

Highlander by birth” and had a

rural upbringing; his latefatherAllan

was atruck driver

buthad aflock of around 200

sheep.

Davelearnedathingortwo

fromhis dad.

And whenthe Thomsons

moved to MidCanterbury for

Dave’s teaching role at

Allenton School in 1975hetook

his skills withhim.

Every year the lambs were

soldthrough Carrfields at the

Temukasaleyards once they

weigh 35kg­live weight.

They were raised in time for

Dave Thomson, of Windermere, south of Ashburton,can hand feed his flock.

the pre­Christmas market and

making the mostofspring grass

growth before conditions dried

on the property.

There was no irrigation and

by Christmas, if not November,

the site is dry.

This year there hadbeenless

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

growth than usualand the flock

feed was supplemented with

hay, baleage and crushed

barley.

Farmer resilience shown

Farmer resilience has shone

through after facing the

challenges of Covid­19, price

volatility and unpredictable

weather. according to latest

figures in the DairyNZ 2019­20

economic survey.

It showed the year ended

with apositive year for milk

production and farm

businesses.

The annual survey released

this week, surveyed 326 owneroperators

and 124 herd­owning

sharemilking farms (50:50

sharemilkers) across New

Zealand for the 2019­20 season.

DairyNZ chief economist Dr

Graeme Doole said operating

profit, milksolids per cow and

per hectare were all up on

previous years.

“For the 2019­20 season we

were fortunate to receive an

above­average milk price of

$7.05 per kilogram milksolids,

which continued into the next

season.

‘‘This enabled some farmers

to catch­up on farm

maintenance and debt

repayment, while continuing

to invest in environmental

improvement on­farm,” Dr

Doole said.

“Farm costs also increased,

with higherfertiliser and

supplementary feed costs.

‘‘Although we saw a

decrease in interest costs, this

was not enough to offset

increases in other areasof

expenditure.”

The survey showed the

average operating profitwas

up 28 percent on the previous

season,at$2750 per hectare

for 2019­20, while milksolids

per cow and hectarewere at

their highest level to date.

Operating expenses

increased to $5.31 per

kilogram milksolids

(compared to 2018­19), which

is above the previous high of

$5.17 reported in 2013­14.

“Feed continues to be the

largestcost on New Zealand

dairy farms,whichis

important for farmers looking

to control farm costs.

‘‘To buildtheir resilience

for periods when milk prices

are lower, farmers should look

at theiroverall coststructures

on­farm and identify where

they can trimcosts,”DrDoole

said.

Sharemilkers experienceda

good year, recording a35

percentincrease in operating

profit on the previous season

to $1050per hectare, while

faced withsimilar cost

changes, pricevolatility and

weatherconditions.

Side by side success

Roband Vincent Lobb

(pictured) havewon the2021

Ruralco Instore Days grand

prize ­abrand new Honda

Pioneersidebyside1000,

valued from$29,350. Theannual

Ruralco Instore Days prize

draw period started in June,

andfor every $250spent, until

July 4, membersgot oneentry in

the draw to winthe newside by

side. Ruralco chiefexecutive

officer Rob Sharkie thanked

everyonewho supportedthe

event. ‘‘Weare thrilledwith

the support forthis year’s

Instore Days and lookforward

to bringing you this wellknown

event and promotion

for years to come,’’ he said.


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Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 24

5August 2021

DeputyPrincipal Message

Cook Islands’Language Week

Kia Orana. This week is Cook Islands’ Language

Week.

Cook Islands’ Language Week 'Epetoma ō te

reo Māori Kūki ‘ĀiranI’ celebrates the languages

spoken bythe people of the Cook Islands; being

Cook Islands Māori, the Western Polynesian

language Pukapuka, and the distinctive mixture

of Cook Islands Māori and English spoken by the

people of Palmerston Island.Cook Islands Māorihas anumber of distinct

dialects,the most widely used of which is Rarotongan.

The Ashburton College Student Cultural Committee has planned a

number of events to celebrate this, and the College will fly the Cook

Islands flag for the week. Meitaki ma'ata toall of those who helped with

the organisation of these events.

Resilienceand Perseverance

There iscurrently alot of coverage of the Olympics in the media. One

theme thatcomes through in manyofthe success stories is the adversity

thatthe athletes have faced,prior to the success we see.

This is atheme that isrepeated throughout our lives.When we observe

success (whateverweperceivethattobe), we areinvariably seeing the tip

of the iceberg–the positiveoutcomes.Whatwedonot see is the majority

of the work, failure, effort, time and commitment that has gone into

creating thatsuccess.AsBarack Obama said ‘The real test is not whether

you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden

or shame you into inaction, orwhether you learn from it; whether you

choose to persevere’.

No one can escape failure. If you let it keep you down and shying away

from achieving your goals, you’ve failed again. If you learn from itand

continue on your path, it wasn’t failure, but alesson.

ExamWeek

College exams start on14September for senior students. These are a

progress check, practice opportunity, and act asderived grades in the

case of astudent missing or being impaired during their end-of-year

exams.

These exams may seem like along way away, but Iencourage all senior

students to ensure that they are clear on what exams they will be

undertaking during this week and to put astudy plan in placefor the five

weeks leading up to these exams.

Aere ra

Etau te raveangaanga itana tutaki

Theworkerispaid according to his service.

If youworkhardyou will be rewarded

Jono Hay

DeputyPrincipal •TumuakiTuarua

Staff -Welcome

Information

Leigh Heaney-Lee

Teacher of English

BevNeutze

Returned to College,

with appreciation,

in afixed-termposition

as Teacher of Food

and Nutrition

Course Information Expo

To consider subjectchoices/selections for2022

Next Wednesday, 11 August 2021

6:00pm-8:00pm

(Hotel Ashburton, entranceoffRacecourse Road)

This evening is forcurrentAshburtonCollege students in Year 9–12,

or forany students enrolling in Year 10 –13in2022.

Throughout the Expo, staff will be available

at their subjectdisplays to talk with.

We lookforward to meeting withyou.

Forfurther information please feel free to contact:

RossPreece, Principal,atthe College

(308 4193, ext809, principal@ashcoll.school.nz)

Information

Please Note: Forthcoming KeyEvents

forYour Diary

College Closed Tuesday10August

forthe purpose of an ACCORD Teacher Only Day

Pleasenotethatthe College will be closed fornormal instruction

on this day, in order to undertakeanACCORD Teacher Only Day.

These TeacherOnly Days were allocated in the Accord

between the MinistryofEducation,NZEI Te RiuRoa,

and PPTATeWehengarua, and arebeing held throughout

New Zealandonset days forregions.

Thedaysare setasidetosupportthe implementationofchanges to NCEA,

and wider strengthening of curriculum,

progress and achievement practice.

We do ask thatyou make alternativearrangements foryour

sons/daughters on this dayand thank youfor your support.

Mid-Term Break -Friday27August

PleasenotethatCollege is closed forinstruction thisday.

This is aBoardofTrustees-approved leave day.

Office Closureat3:20pm, Tuesday07September

(Note: Changed from Thursday19August)

Please note: the CollegeOfficewill be closed from

3:20pm on Tuesday07August.

This is to allowall staff to attend aStaff Briefing

relatedtothe College re-build programme.

We thank youfor your supportofthis timing.

UC (UniversityofCanterbury) Outreach @AshColl

Aiga Evening -Thursday12August,6:00pm

AshColl andthe Pacific Education Team from theUniversityofCanterbury

welcome all AshColl Year 11-13Pasifikastudentsand theirfamilies/aiga to

an opentanaloa abouthow tertiarystudy can benefit

your student/young person.

Theeveningwill be held in the Ashburton CollegeStaffroom

starting at 6:00pm and followthe followingformat:

• Tanaloa -How can tertiary

study benefityou/your young

person?

• ScholarshipApplication

Writing.

º Time to help students write

applications.

(Note: UC applicationsare

due on 22 August)

· Sharefood/refreshments

Bring your whole family alongand meet

Viane Makalio (UCPacific Education Co-ordinator) and his team.

Students can sign up via the sign-up sheetoutside

Head of Senior SchoolAbbeyBruce’sofficeor

e-mail Angela Mitchell(mn@ashcoll.school.nz)

before 3.30pmMonday09August.

Please indicate howmanypeople will attend

from your aiga/family/whanau

as this will allowustoplanthe catering forthe evening.

Congratulations

1st XV Girls’ RugbyCap to RangaikoreMakutu

Rangaikorerecently received her 1st XV Girls’ RugbyCap,which is awarded

to players who have played aminimum of fifteen 1st XV games in two or

moreseasons.

This milestone was met by Rangaikore following the Girls’Mid Canterbury

Combined game against Craighead Diocesan, in Ashburton atthe Celtic

RugbyFootball Club,onWednesday23June.

TheAshburtonCollege-Mt Hutt College combined team had an impressive

22-5 win over Craighead, with Rangaikore, who played atCentre inthis

game,contributing to these points by wayoftwo tries.

(Pictured left, leftand

right): Rangaikore, with

her new cap,and team

principal jersey sponsor

Emma Summerfield, of

Plains PowerLtd.

Congratulations

PositiveOutcome at South Island Secondary

Schools’JuniorNetball Tournament

The College Year 9A team took part in this tournament, held at the

Christchurch Netball Centre, Hagley Park, during the student holiday

break,fromMonday12-Wednesday 14 July.

This tournament has been held in Christchurch for twenty three years,

growing into an important pathway for players, coaches and umpires,

providing opportunity to developand improve their skills and abilities.

Thegroup of enthusiastic school team coachesattending anetball coaching

seminar someyears agoaretobecongratulatedthatthey hadthe foresight

and drive toset up what was, atthat time, aregional Year 9and Year 10

tournament togive players the opportunity toexperience tournament

participation.

This fledglingtournamentgrewinjust three years to becomeSouth Islandwide

and is now avery important part of the calendar of tournaments

availablefor our younger players.

Thetournamentalso encouragesyounger coachestobeinvolved,supported

by adults and/or mentors, and is an opportunity for the development of

studentumpires at all levels.

Student Umpire – Year 13 student Olivia Lill attended the tournament as

umpireinthe Year 9Grade.

The Year 9A Management and Team was Coach Jasmin Strawbridge

and Manager Leisel Lambert, and team members Grace Johnston,

Taylor Lamont, Meg Lill, Milla Overend, Penny Smollett, Makeleta Ula,

Marnell Vaaelua, Lucy Williams,RubyWilliams and TorryWilson-Brown.

Manager Leisel Lambertoutlines the three days:

Day 1: The day held chilly temperatures, with the first of the three games

being against Kavanagh College. The College team went out firing and

came away with a40-19 win.

This gave them huge confidence and they took out the second game by

41-7 against Opihi College.

Game three of the day proved to be tough mentally and physically, with

a final score of 24-34, in favour of Papanui High School (pictured below in

action).

TopSixteen Teams

Theresults of DayOne placed the team in the topsixteen, setting them up

forgood opportunities.

Day2: Broughtabout another twostrong wins -against NorthernSouthland

College (44-8) and against Buller High School (43-19).

(Pictured below): Marnell Vaaelua in possession of the ball, looking for

attacking options on, in the game against Buller High School.LucyWilliams

(left), Taylor Lamont (centre) and Milla Overend (far right) areinsupport.

Quarterfinals – these results placed the team into the quarterfinals where

they playedRoncalliCollege,going down 30-42.

Final Day: Atough game against Geraldine High School eventuated, with

AshColl trailing formost of the game. However,they showed greatheartto

pull it back to adrawbyfull-time,which led to extratime, with the College

team ultimately losing by ameretwo goals,22-24.

The final game of the day was against Gore High School. Inthis game the

girls were down by10goals, right through until the last quarter. With a

combination of some grit,and whatenergy they had left, they pulled it back

to level,only to lose by three goals in the final minutes,by31-28.

Final Placing

The team earned the very creditable 8th placing overall, from thirty-two

teams within the Combined Year 9and 10 Grade.

Conclusion

Leisel said the three days sawahuge effortfromall of the girls, who played

some awesome netball and showedalot of determination throughout the

tournament.

Abig thank youisalso giventoall the parents and supporters who attended

the tournament, supporting the team.


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Issue 24

5August 2021

Congratulations

Junior Students’Ski Dayand

Annual Tucker TrophyCompetition 2021

Abluebird day atMtHutt greeted the sixty skiers and snow boarders

from AshColl for the annual Junior Student Ski Trip and the Tucker

Trophy Inter-HouseSki Competition,held on Thursday29July.

(Pictured right, lefttoright):

Junior snowboarders

Luke Rhodes,

Keagan Nel,DylanSmith,

Sebvan Rooyen,

Will Watson, Zac Douglas,

Luke Hay,

ThomasRobertson,

AidenLapham.

(Pictured left, leftto

right): Junior skiers

Harriet Hill,

Izzy Harris,

SamKennerley-Drye,

Mitchell Lye,

Taylor Wilson,

TomEaston,

TomHarrison,

JesseChapman, with

teacherJames List

(front).

Michael Clark, teaching staff member,said thataseries of cold nights prior

to thisday ensured agood covering of snowontop of anestablished base,

and sawthe entiremountain open forall to experience.

Junior students had the opportunity totake in atwo-hour lesson before

hitting the slopes,and manywereexcited to experiencethe new Nor’West

Express Chairlift, allowing them to repeatedly experience the joys of the

Broadway Run on amoreregular basis.

The same chairlift took the Inter-House Tucker Trophy Competitors to the

topofthe race-track whereperfect conditions sawthem take on the slalom

course.

Results for Tucker Trophywere as follows:

Boys’Ski Competition

Girls’ SkiCompetition

1st: Kayne Johnston

1st: MyaJohnston

2nd: Parker Bradford

2nd: AliaForrester

3rd: Charles Savage

3rd: Amelie Robertson

Boys’Snowboard Competition

1st: Malachi Drye

2nd: Connor Duffell

3rd: William Wills

(Pictured right, leftand right):

Snowboarders

ConnorDuffell and

Luke Rhodes.

Girls’SnowboardCompetition

1st: BriGaze-Inia

Tucker Trophyaction –

Jorja Roulston (pictured left),

and Alia Forrester (pictured

below).

Appreciation

Appreciation is giventoteachingstaff members Karen McKenzie,JoWakelin,

Julia Bell and James List for their assistance with the ski trip. College also

thanksMichael Clark forhis organisation forthe day.

Aspecial thankyou isgiventoAnne Sheehan, College Office,for herinsight,

wisdom and organisation of theday. Agreatday washad by all,with ākonga

lovingthe day. Theireffortsonthe mountain were admirable.

Sports Teams in Various Tournaments

Prior to and during the July studentholiday break,Collegeteams

were involved in avarietyoftournaments and activities. Welookat

twoofthese in this newsletter.

Successes forCollege Under 15 Boys’Rugby

Playing in the inaugural EllesmereSchool Boys’Competition of fiveteams-

Lincoln High School, Ellesmere College, Rolleston College, MtHutt College

and AshburtonCollege –the College team had averysuccessful season.

Team Management throughout the season is -Geoff Chapman and

JohnnyGalbraith as Coaches,and Robin Burgess,Manager.

Team members - Oliver Hobbs (Captain), Jackson Adcock,

Tipeti Afu, Cole Anderson, Emori Balenaisa, Dale Burgess, Brodie Burrowes,

Jesse Chapman, Zac Douglas, Joshua Eketone, Sabastyan Finn,

River Fuluasou, Eddie Galbraith, Suliasi Hala’ufia, Fletcher Hobbs,

Iraia Langi, Cory Lewis, Mita Maamaloa, Bailey May, Jordy McGillen,

SonnyMcMillan, Daniel Muir,Stephen Palavi, Taniela Palavi, NukuPenisoni,

Cohan Reid,EmmettRowlands,Fauea Sione,Harry Spicer,GregoryTaumaoe,

Kaleb Thompson, Beaver Touli, Logan Williams.

Season’s Results –

As advised by the coaching staff, the results speak for themselves. With a

wider squad of thirty three players, the Under 15 Management Group will

have some very tough decisions to make in selecting the permitted twenty

fivefor the forthcoming SecondarySchools’WinterTournamentWeek.

During this week the team will be contesting the Rural Livestock Junior

RugbyTournament, in Oamaru,from30August–01September.

To date –specific results havebeen:

Twogames,and twowins,onWednesday26May:against EllesmereCollege

(31-0), and against Rolleston High School (17-0).

On Wednesday 09June the team suffered their only loss, against Lincoln

College (19-12).

Wednesday30June sawareturn

to winning ways with a 48-15

gain over Mt Hutt College. This

day was a Curtain Raiser for

the 1st XV match again Selwyn

Schools.

As partofthe AshburtonCollege-

Rangiora High School Exchange

on Monday05July the team had

asignificant43-10 win.

Wednesday 07July saw another

competition time of two games

and, again, two wins: against

Mt Hutt College (19-5) and a

reversal over Lincoln College with

a26-15 scoreinfavourofAshColl.

These games were played within

aFestival to end the season.

(Pictured right): Stephen Palavi high in the lineout, inthe Mt Hutt College

game on 30 June.

In rounding up this partofthe season the managementteam said thatthe

future ofthe College 1st XV is looking bright with this extremely talented

group coming through the ranks.

AshColl Maths Competition

Held at the end of Term Two, onThursday 24 June (Year 10 students) and

Friday25June(Year 9students),teamsoffour or less spent theirlunchtime

answeringuptofifteen problem-solving questionswithin atwentyminute

time-span.

Organiser, Mathematics teacher Liz Cabout, said that this competition is a

pre-cursor/selection process to form teams to representAshburton College

at the AorakiMath Competition in Timaru on Thursday 12 August.

Year 10 Competition

Four teams entered this competition, with the winning team (pictured

left, left toright) of Luke Hay,

Nic Dalgety, Finn Brown and

Steven Harris.

They solved fourteen problems

in the allocatedtime.

Thesecond-placed team solved

ten problems, while teams

three and four were very closed

behind solving nine problems

each.

(Pictured below): Action a-plenty asthe Year 10 teams work through their

questions and deliver answers to the table.

(Pictured right): Thesix Year 9teams in action.

Strong Results at Aoraki Junior BasketballTournament

On Wednesday and Thursday 23and 24 June the Aoraki Junior Boys’and

Junior Girls’ Basketball Tournaments were held, onconsecutive days, at

the EA Networks Centre, Ashburton and The SouthernTrust Events Centre

respectively.

Four teams represented College, each playing in AGrade, with some

tight battles fought which provided excitement for players and

spectators.

Results from the dayswere:

Games were comprised of two twelve-minute halves, with three points for

awin, and one foradraw.

Junior Boys –AGrade: 1st Placing for the Ashburton Red Team,

and 5th Placing forthe AshburtonBlue Team.

The other teams in this grade were Timaru Boys’High School (2nd placed),

St Kevin’s College (3rd placed), Waitaki Boys’ High School, Mountainview,

Roncalli and Mt Hutt Colleges.

College boys’team members were –

RedTeam: Newel Buenafe, Daniel Ditmer, Ashlin Hala’ufia, Jesse Nieman,

Taniela Palavi, TomPatterson, Oliver Prince.

Blue Team: Jaykob Argyle, Sam Jessep, Josh King, Nikau Forsyth-Pakinga,

Kingsley Olawale, Elliott Ward, Oliver Williams.

BenDitmer wasCoach, with SamPrince supporting.

College referees forthis daywere: Ollie Strawbridge and Abbey Williams.

(Pictured above): College Boys’Red Team in the final against Timaru Boys’

High School, with Taniela Palavi starting the tip-off, and Newel Buenafe

(right) andTom Patterson (left) in support.

Junior Girls – A Grade: 1st Placing for the Ashburton Red Team,

and 3rdPlacing forthe AshburtonBlue Team.

The other teams in this grade were Timaru Girls’ High School,

Roncalli College,Waimate High School, MtHutt College,Waitaki Girls’High

School and St Kevin’s College Blue.

College girls’teammembers were –

RedTeam Jorja Abernethy, Briar Clark, Libby Feutz, Harriet Hill,

GraceJohnston, Hannah Joyce, Yasmin Larry.

Blue Team:

Casey Cousins, Izzy Harris, Taylor Lamont, Penny Marriott,

Milla Overend,Holly Ngutu-Sa, Angel Spooner.

Pip Johnstone was Coach for the girls’ teams, with Kristine Marriott

supporting.

College referees for this day were: CatAnderson and

Waimaria Large-Marsh.

(Pictured above): Girls’ Red and Blue Team Members (back row, left

to right): Libby Feutz, Hannah Joyce, Briar Clark, Holly Ngutu-Sa,

Grace Johnston, Jorja Abernethy, Angel Spooner, Harriet Hill,

CaseyCousins.

(Front row, left to right): Taylor Lamont, Yasmin Larry, Izzy Harris,

Milla Overend,PennyMarriott.

Year 9Competition

Six teams entered this competition, with the winning team solving all

fifteen problems inthe twenty minutetimeframe.

The other five teams all finished with between seven and ten problems

solved.

Thewinning

Year 9team

was

GabbyRodgers,

RubyGraham,

TarynClarkand

Briahna Watters.


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New owners, fresh start in Methven

DANIEL.TOBIN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

With new owners theMethven

Resort is looking ahead for a

fresh start.

TheUltimate GlobalGroup

took over the resortonMay 7

this year, after it went into

liquidation in June 2020.

Theresort hosted it’s first art

and craft marketonSunday

with around 19 stall holders

taking part.

Thecraft marketwas the idea

of generalmanagerSantana

Wicken.

‘‘Ashburtonhas the farmers

marketsoIthought could we do

something here, is there aneed

for it?’’

Theresponse has been

amazing, the beautiful thing is

we have indoor andoutdoor

space, anditisfreefor anyone

to have astall, she said.

Sausage seller Kenny

Johnstonsaid there wasa

steady flowofpeopleall day at

the market.

‘‘There is great supportfrom

locals, its good to have it once a

month in Methven as some

peoplecan't make it to the

Ashburton market.’’

As well as themarket the

resort has other events

planned.

‘‘Wehavelots of exciting

things coming up like buffet

nightonFriday andSaturday,’’

Santana said.

General manager Santana

Wicken.

Once amonth the buffet will

be themed on acountry of the

world.

The resort willalso mark

world coconut day,world

dessert day,host aFather's Day

brunch andNew Years Eve

dinnerand dance.

‘‘We want to be here for our

guests and the locals so we have

astandard 15% discount on

foodfor Methven locals.’’

Feedback has been positive

since reopening, ‘‘peoplesay

that it’s nice to have somelife

back here, lights are backon

and it has been tidied up.’’

There have beenahandful of

cancellationsfrom Australia

duetocovid, ‘‘but we’ve been

fine, we have aplaninplace if

there arenew alertlevels.’’

The art and craft market will

be held on the first Sunday each

month.

There was agood turn out at

the first art and craft market in

Methven.

Lighting spectacle for 100th

Ashburton electricity lines

company EA Networks will

mark its 100th anniversary with

athree­day lighting spectacle

in the Ashburton Domain.

The co­operative has

partnered with Ashburton

District Council to stage

Ashburton Glow in the Park.

It will run from August 27­29

and feature 13 artistic and

interactive light installations,

including athunder tree, water

reflections, glow football,

mirror balls, and an archway of

trusses designed to mimic the

flow of electricity.

EA Networks Chief Executive

Roger Sutton said Glow in the

Park will be aspecial show for

the community.

The free event would be a

spectacular way for the

business to mark 100 years

serving the district.

‘‘The domainwill be

dazzling. We wanttofocus on a

celebration that can involve

the whole communitywith

amazingspecial effects that

people of all ages can enjoy,’’

he said.

The show will start at 6pmon

August 27 with adisplay of

fireworksand an official

switching on of the light

installations.

People will be encouraged to

follow atrailoflight features

beginning at the central

domain car park, past the

pond, and along the long lawn,

looping back to the central car

park wherefood vendors will

be set up.

They can also wear white to

make the most of aspecial UV

area.

Information panels willalso

tell EA Networks’ story,from

its beginnings as the Ashburton

Electric PowerBoard to the

present day as aprovider of

electricity lines and fibre­optic

cablesfor internet.

On August 28 and 29 Glow in

the Park will operatefrom 5.30

pm until 9.30 pm.

Those coming to the show are

encouraged to use apublic car

park available off Grigg Street

near the old tennis courts and

picnicarea.

Church music

celebration

Twenty pupils fromSt

Joseph’s Schoolwillbe

among600 pupils from25

schoolsthroughout the

Christchurch Catholic

Diocese who willconverge on

the Christchurch Town Hall

tomorrow totake part in a

day­long celebration of

church music.

The jubilate, on August 6,

will include alunchtime Mass

celebrated by Archbishop

Paul Martin, accompaniedby

the massed choir,anhourlongorganrecitalat5.15pm

and then atwo­hour jubilate,

acelebration of Catholic

music, starting at 7pm.

Allsessions are freetothe

public.

It willbebe similar to a

‘Last Night of The Proms’ and

featuresfull­onsinging,

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17

Helping fight against cancer

Relay forLifeshows cancer

patientsand their families the

community cares about them,

Ashburtonlawyer Alister

Argyle says.

Mr Argylehas beenatthe

helm of theCancer Society

New Zealand board since

Octoberlastyear.

And asboard presidentheis

making sure the board is doing

all it cantoachieve the

society’s vision to reducethe

incidenceand impactof

cancernationwide. It is atwo

year term.

He said the Cancer Society

faced many challenges but two

which stood out were

inequities in the provision of

cancerservices, and

projections the number of

peoplewith cancer would

increase by 50 percent within

the next 15 years.

‘‘Funding, particularly in

the post­covid era, is also a

major challengeasthere are

so many worthwhile

organisations all seeking the

charity dollar in this country.’’

Thenumberofpeopleusing

servicesprovided by the

CancerSociety continuedto

increase and there was no end

to the resourceswhich were

needed, he said.

Mr Argylebecame involved

with the AshburtonCancer

Support Group after the

passingofhis late­father Ross

in July 2001. Andwent on to

chair theRelay for Life

committee in the early2000’s.

Cancer Society’s Alister Argyle, from left, with Ashburton

manager Annie Bonifant and national chief executive Lucy

Elwood during avisit to the Ashburton centre.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

Thatevent, andthose after,

held forhim a‘‘very real

poignancy’’.

‘‘Relay certainly contributes

to our fundraising but one of

the mostimportantoutcomes

for me from Relay for Lifeis

that itisachance for the wider

public to showcancerpatients

and their families that the

communitycares about them

and is taking tangible steps to

Summer School

enrolments open

Enrolments for Methven

Summer School in January are

now open and, as usual, there

is awide variety of workshops

to choosefrom.Aswell as

painting, photography and

basket weaving, therewill be

glass fusing, creative collage,

sausage making, cheese

makingand golf.

Anumber of new tutors will

offertheir skills and

knowledgeinareas like printmakingand

singing, while

return tutors will focus on

paverpol sculptures, Oamaru

stone carving and soap

making.

You now can enrol on the

website

methvensummerschool.co.nz.

The summerschoolruns

fromJanuary 5­10.

Josh Woods linking

the sausages,

watched by Pim

Allen and Matt

Kennedy.

express that care,’’ he said.

MrArgyle’s parents suffered

five different forms of cancer

betweenthem.

His late­mother Margaret

was fortunate to use th e

Cancer Society

accommodation facilities of

Davidson House,in

Christchurch when she

underwent treatment.

‘‘As afamily we have always

been extraordinarily grateful

to theCancer Society for the

support that she received,’’ he

said.

‘‘Asaresult, Iand members

of my family will certainly be

attending this year’s Relay in

Ashburton and our legal

practice (atArgyle, Welsh,

Finnigan) will once again have

teams in the relay as well,’’ he

said.

Theevent, on October 16,

has alreadydrawn 44 team

entriesbut many more were

welcome.

‘‘It really is awonderful

community event and Iwould

encourage all those whoare

able to attendtoparticipate,’’

he said.

In histime at thehelm of the

board,MrArgylehas chaired

board meetings, was in regular

contact withCancer Society

New Zealand chief executive

LucyElwood andhad been

visiting nationaldivisionsand

centres throughoutNew

Zealand; Ms Elwood,along

withMrArgyle,recently

visited thestaff at Cancer

Society Ashburton.

‘‘Throughout thecountry I

have metpeoplewho are

committed to doing all that

they can for the benefitof

cancersufferers andtheir

whanau,aswellasthe other

roles of thesociety including

research, advocacy on such

issues as SmokeFree NZ,

improved cancerservices, and

patient support,’’ he said.

OUT AND ABOUT

AUGUST 6

Hakatere Ceramic and Pottery is

hostingabingo fundraiser at the

Hampstead RugbyClubrooms.

Doors openat6pm andthe first

house is 7pm.There will also be

food and raffles.

AUGUST 7

The White OutFestival 2021in

Methven starts with an all-ages free

event from 3pm. Topboardersand

skiers will compete on apurposebuilt

rail set up at Methven

Racecourse. Rail jam finals run

from 5pm to 6.30pm.There will also

be ahot air balloonlightupfrom

4.30pm. From7pm there is a

ticketed music event. Tickets

available on thenight.

TheNew Zealand Mountain Film

Festival at AshburtonTrust Event

Centre.Featuring aselection of

films eithermadeinNZ or made by

New Zealanders. Adults $25 /Youth

14 years andunder $15(fees

included).

AUGUST 8

The Ashburton Musical Club is will

host TheChaperones’Piano Trio

(JaneJarrett, JillaineWatson and

Margaret Maw), six handsonone

pianoconcert. It is on at the Sinclair

Centre,onParkStreet, from 2pm.

The secondhalfofthe concert will

feature the ‘At ViolinosPiano Trio’

(RuthHall (violin), Alan Bower

(cello) and DeborahSloper(piano).

An openhat event,with afternoon

tea to follow.

AUGUST 27 ­29

Glow in the Park showinthe

Ashburton Domainlights up on

Friday nightat6pm;onSaturday

and Sundaythe showwill runfrom

5.30pm to 9.30pm.The lighting

show,apartnership between EA

Networks andAshburton District

Council, is to mark 100 years of the

electricity lines supplierserving the

community. It willfeature 13 artistic

and interactivelightinstallations.

AUGUST 28

Ashburton Bird Club bird and

accessories sale.Sale includes

birds, seed and accessories.

Runs from 9am until 1pm at

Tinwald Memorial Hall. Entry is free.

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Squash player awarded for dedication

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Celtic Squash Club stalwart Mick Hooper

has joined just ahandful of living players

to be awarded alife membership for his

dedicationto the club.

The surprise presentation, which

acknowledged he was ‘‘a truely valued

club member and now the newest

member of ourLifers Club’’, was made to

himatthe Celtic Squash Club

championships prizegiving on Saturday.

Hooper, 61,has been akeensquash

player for morethan 25 years, and

counting; he is keen to continue for as

long as he can.

He came into squash in his adult years

mostly because he played cricket in his

youth;hestill played hockey. He joined

theclub after moving to aproperty close

to the Celtic Club grounds.

It is the only squash club he has ever

joinedand had shown his dedication to

the club through his active involvement

in workingbees andsocial events.

He has been on the squash club

committee in the treasurer role since

1999.

It was arolehefell into after working

in an accountants office, although not as

aqualified accountant, he said.

‘‘Somebodyhad to do it and Isortof

took over andhave beendoing it ever

since,’’ he said.

Andthere had been afew changes

while he has been in the role.

‘‘Now GSThas come in... andcheque

books have gone out andthingshave

changed alot,’’ he said.

Hooperwas club champion in 2006, but

admits it’s been fewyears since then.

He was happy to play to his strengths.

He hasaC2 grade.

‘‘I think Iwas very luckytowin ... I’m

happyplaying at the levelIam,which is

not at thetop level, it’s more just above

average’’ he said.

‘‘There’s alot of good younger players

coming through and that’s good for the

club.’’

He has played alot of interclub around

thedistrict over the years, and is

involved with league nights which can

see him playing squashatleast twice a

week.

Then there arecommitteemeetings as

well.

Winter is the main squash season but

there was quite often asummer league

whichisquitesocial, he said.

He also plays summer hockey thentoo.

Celtic Squash Club stalwart Mick

Hooper.

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Jason’s pies win again

Tinwald­trained bakerJason Danielsonis

once againamong thecountry’s best pie

makers.

Danielson, whoisbased in Wanaka and

head bakeratKai PaiBakery, had hisbest

resultatNew Zealand’s premierBakels

Supreme PieAwardswinninggoldinthe

chicken and vegetable category(with his

chicken,leek and baconpie), silverfor his

steak and gravypie,bronzeinthe gourmet

Kai Pai Bakery dispatch manager Julie

Danielson and head baker Jason Danielson.

PHOTO KERRIE WATERWORTH

meatcategory (for his chicken, leek,

mushroom and baconpie), andthree

other placings in the top 10.

TheGold Award wasthe second

consecutive time Kai Pai Bakery has

won best overall for thechicken and

vegetablecategory,having wonthe

accolade in 2019.

Theawards werenot heldin2020

due to Covid­19.

Mr Danielson has been making pies

for 35 years and worked at Sims Bakery

in Tinwald straightfromschool.

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Glowinthe Park celebrates 100 yearsofelectricity

EA Networks has partnered with

Ashburton District Council to celebrate

100 years ofserving the community by

staging athree-day lighting spectacle in

the AshburtonDomain.

Ashburton Glow in the Park,held from the

27thtothe 29th of August,will feature13

artistic and interactive light installations,

including athunder tree, waterreflections,

glowfootball, mirror balls and an archway

of trusses designed to mimic the flow of

electricity.

EA NetworksChiefExecutive RogerSutton

saidGlow in the Park will be aspecial show

forthe community.The free event will be a

spectacularway forthe business to mark

100 yearsserving the district.

"Thedomain will be dazzling. We want to

focus on acelebration that caninvolvethe

whole community with amazing special

effects that people of all ages canenjoy,"

he said.

The show will start at 6pmonFriday

27 August with adisplay offireworks

and an official 'switching on' of the light

installationsinthe Ashburton Domain.

People will be encouraged to follow atrail

of light features beginning at the central

domain carpark,past the pond, and along

the long lawn, looping back to the central

carpark wherefood vendorswill be setup.

People canwearwhitetomakethe most

of aspecial UV area.

Information panels will also tell EA

Networks’ story, from its beginnings as

the Ashburton Electric Power Board to

the present day as aproviderofelectricity

lines and fibre-optic cables forinternet.

Saturday 28 August and Sunday 29

Thursday,5August 2021 |ISSUE 40

August,Glow in the Park will operatefrom

5.30 pm until 9.30 pm.

Those coming to the show areencouraged

to use apublic carpark availableoffGrigg

Streetneartheoldtenniscourts andpicnic

area.

Mayor Neil Brown comment

Time to nominateour

important volunteers

Volunteering comes in many

guises.It’sthose who devote

hours each week to helping

the sport theyare passionate

about,it’sthose who put their

handuptorun agroup or a

club, it’sthosewho spend time

withpeople who just need

human contact.

Our district is full of people who

selflesslygive theirtimeand energy

to makeadifferenceinthe lives of

others. Somehave beendoing it

fordecades, others bringaspecial

project to fruition.

Ashburton DistrictCouncil’scivic

awards dateback to 1997 and

reading through the lists over time

you see people or groupsthat have

helped shape our communities.

Now is the time forpeopletothink

about volunteersintheirlives

and nominatethem forthe 2021

CommunityHonoursAwards.

All volunteerscontribute, connect

and give their time, andwethank

you foryour mahiwhetheritisbitesized,

regular,ormammoth.

But there arespecial people, groups

or organisations out therewhose

efforts needtoberecognised by the

communities who really appreciate

them.

Thecommunity honoursawards

have four categories: the Mayor’s

Awardfor public service, the

Ashburton Medal, CivicAwardsand

HonoraryCitizenship.

Nominations must bereceived by 20

August. Recipients will be selected

by apanel of fivecouncillors,

including myself,and invited to a

special eventon24September.

Visit theCouncil'swebsite

(ashburtondc.govt.nz) fordetails

about how to nominatean

importantvolunteer person or

group in your life.

$2.3m contract awarded

forroadrehabilitation

Sections of two of the most wellused

rural roads in the Ashburton

District will be upgraded aspart of

a $2.3 million road rehabilitation

contract awarded lastweek.

The two-year contract will see 4.7km of

Thompsons Track and 5.1km of Arundel

Rakaia Gorge Road made stronger and

wider.

Ashburton District Mayor NeilBrown said

the roads had anumber of failures that

neededrepair.

"The current road is not strong enough

and wide enough to take the increasing

volumes of trafficand heavytrucksand is

in need of upgrading."

Council awarded the rehabilitation

contract last week to HEB Construction.

"We are pleased to be expanding our

presence in the Ashburton District,

contributing to flooding response, local

employment and the upkeep of the

network that is critical tothe area," said

David Simpson, HEB Executive General

Manager Civil and Maintenance.

HEB is a national road maintenance

provider.

Both roads will be strengthened with 100-

150mm of gravel construction on top.

Thompsons Track will be widened from

6.5m to 8m seal width and Arundel Rakaia

Gorge Road willbewidened from 7.5mto

8m.

The rehabilitation work will be carried

out over two years atthe following sites,

though timeframes may be affected by

weather:

Site1-Thompsons Track from Jamiesons

Road to Line Road. Planned to start

in October 2021 and be completed by

Christmas2021.Total length 1.715km.

Site 2 - Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road

from Grumbells Road to 1.5km south

of Coskeries Road. Planned to start in

January 2022 and be completed by April

2022.Total length 2.405km.

Site3-Thompsons Track from Line Road

to WinchmoreLauriston Road. Plannedto

start in October 2022 and be completedby

Christmas 2022.Total length 3.015km.

Site 4-Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road from

Grumbells Road for 2.7km. Planned to

start in January2023 and be completed by

April 2023. Totallength 2.7km.

"The new roads will be up to the task as

these roads are among the most highly

traffickedruralroadsinthedistrict," added

Mayor Brown.

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Human

books share

lifestories

Staff at theAshburton Public Library

are organising a special set of

humanbooksthatwill beonloanat

auniqueeventnextmonth.

Called LocalLives, these books arepeople

in our community: Their stories are

interesting, inspiring and offer insights

into their achievements and struggles,

from life as a Commonwealth Games

gold medallist, living with anon-binary

perspective and survivingasasoloparent.

The Local Lives books will be taking part

in afreeevent at thelibraryonSeptember

27 and people will beable to book a

20-minute session to have aone-on-one

conversation with them.

The event is a collaboration between

Ashburton Library and Keep Learning

Mid Canterbury(formerly Mid Canterbury

Learning Exchange) and is being held

during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Local Lives is about connection, an

important part of good mental health.

Community Services Group Manager

Steve Fabish said human books were a

greatway forpeople to ask questions and

talk to people they might not normally

have the opportunity to meet.

He said all the books had interesting life

stories. Some had overcome physical or

health challenges and others had lived

through significant change.

Prior to the event, the library will have

“book covers” on its website and people

willbeabletoreserveoneormoresessions

withtheir chosen books. Thefirst slots are

at 4pm and the last at 7.20pm.

The event is at the library, wheretea and

coffeewill alsobeavailable.

Anyone who would like tobepart of the

LocalLivesevent canemail library@adc.

govt.nz, phone 3087192 or call in to the

library.

Eventfunds

now open

Individualsand groups with

upcoming projects in theheritage,

creativecommunities or community

event space are being invited to

applyfor funding.

Ashburton District Council grants funds for

heritageand community events, and also

administers funds on behalf ofCreative

NewZealand foritscreative communities

scheme. This funding is for awide range

of projects including craft/object art,

literature, visual arts, dance, music, film,

theatreandMaoriandPacificarts.Projects

can also be in the form of an exhibition

performanceorworkshop.

Applications opened for all three

categories last week and willbeaccepted

until 5pm,Wednesday1September.

For further inquiries, contact Council on

307 9646 or email grants@adc.govt.nz

Speedy newmowers

primed forspring growth

One of the newmowersinuse by the OpenSpacesteam.

Anew tractor andfour newmowers

will create significant efficiencies

this spring when the grass growing

season begins.

The new equipment, which includes a

Trimax Pegasus mower that is6mwide,

will mean grass can bemowed at the

Ashburton Domain and other reserves

muchfaster.

Community Services Group Manager

Steve Fabish said the new mowers cover

moreareawhichfrees up staff to focuson

other work.

“TheTrimax Pegasus mower canmow the

equivalent of what three of the previous

smaller units wouldmow,” he said.

“Sportsfield users should notice a

smoother finish to the mown surface

and this should beparticularly evident

to footballers. The Trimax is set tocut at

40mm above ground level, and can be

adjusted for the reserve condition and

sports code.”

The new mowing machinery includes a

KubotaM100 GX thatwilldrive the Trimax

Flooding help still available

Agricultural Minister Damien

O’Connor met with Ashburton

District MayorNeil Brown andChief

Executive Hamish Riach last week,

to check howlifestyle block owners

and farmers in the district were

recoveringfromMay’sflood.

It’sbeenalmost 10 weeks since the bigrain

event, which caused the Ashburton River

and Hinds River to break out and flood

nearby land.

Mayor Brown said the district wasgrateful

forcontinued Government support,which

included a$4 million Canterbury Flood

Recovery Fund. That fund is now closed

but flood-affected residents including

lifestyle block owners, farmers and other

property owners, can still apply for help

from the Mayoral ReliefFund.

He said somefarmersweregoing straight

from flood recovery into calving and

wouldbeunderextra stress.

“People are still encouraged to come

forward for assistance and check in on

each other andtheiremployees.”

Pegasus mowing front and three Kubota

zero turn mowers. The machinery has

a combined value of about $212,000

(exclusive of GST).

Council officers have been familiarising

themselves with the mowersandcreating

newmowing rosters. They cannow mow

in most weather conditions with the

enclosed cabin of the newbigger mower.

MrFabishsaidthewide-areamowerwould

be primarily focused on sports fields.

Then it wouldbe usedonneighbourhood

reserves and larger road reserves where

the mower will be able to mow out

large areas quickly, leaving the smaller

machines to mowedges, tight spots, and

around trees.

“Staff are really excited to have this new

equipment forthe coming spring mowing

season,”hesaid.

“The mowers will help them keep the

district’sopenspaceslooking great.”

Four old mowers that arebeing retired will

be disposed of in accordancewith Council

policy.

RECOVERY

UPDATE

The Canterbury District Health Boardhas

organised free GP visitsfor flood-affected

people until 16 August.

Rivers remain vulnerable to high flows

and breakouts until permanentrepairsare

made to flood protection.

Council’s Flood Recovery Team is still

co-ordinating recovery efforts and

emphasising thathelpand information is

still available forthosewho needit.

Mid CanterburyRural Support Trust is also

offeringsupport on 0800 787 254.

EnvironmentCanterburyisdetailingrepair

work on its Canterbury Flood Recovery

webpage.

PUBLIC NOTICE

PROPOSED ROAD

CLOSURE

Ashburton DistrictCouncil gives public

notice of aproposal to temporarily

close roadstoordinaryvehicle traffic

to enable the holding of acommunity

event – Ashburton CarClub‘Winslow

Willowby RoadStanding QuarterMile

Sprint’.

Roadproposedtobeclosed:

• WINSLOW WILLOWBY ROAD,from

the LongbeachRoadintersection

to approximately 500mfromthe

intersection with StateHighway 1

Period of Closure: From 9.00am until

5.00pm on Saturday, 04 September

2021.

Detourswill be available on adjacent

roads and these willbesignposted.

This proposed closureismade

under theLocal Government Act

1974 -Schedule 10(11 (e)) and willbe

considered at the Council meetingon

18 August 2021.

Any person objecting to the proposal

shouldlodgenoticeoftheirobjection

and the grounds fortheir objection in

writing by post or email tothe Council,

5BaringSquareWest,Ashburton by

4.00PM,Friday 06 August 2021.

NEIL McCANN

Group Manager InfrastructureServices

REMEMBER TO FLUSH

YOUR TAPS

Some plumbing fittings have the

potential forsmall traces of metals to

accumulate in waterthathas been in

thefitting forseveral hours.

Although the health risk is small, the

MinistryofHealthrecommends you run

amugful of waterthrough yourdrinking

watertap each morning beforeuse

to remove any metals that may have

dissolvedfromplumbingfittings.

We recommendthissimple precaution

forall households, including thoseon

public andprivate watersupplies.

NEIL McCANN

Group ManagerInfrastructureServices

COMMUNITYHONOURS

AWARDS FOR2021

The AshburtonDistrictCouncil

recognisesthe district’soutstanding

contributions from and achievements

by individuals and organisations with

the Ashburton District through its

Community HonoursAwards.

Nominations arenow open andforms

canbeobtained fromthe Council

websitewww.ashburtondc.govt.nz or

fromCustomerServices,Ashburton

District Council,5BaringSquareWest,

Ashburton.

NOMINATIONS CLOSEONFRIDAY20

AUGUST 2021

All nominations aretreatedas

confidential.

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Netball grant given to foothills school

Mt Somers Springburn School

canstepontothe court with

confidence this seasonafter

beingawarded an ANZ netball

grant.

ANZ givesnetballclubs and

teams throughout the country a

chancetoapplyfor agrant to

help them advance their

training andput their best foot

forward on game day.

After Covid­19benched

netball last year, many families

faced financial pressure and

kids risked missingout onthe

chancetoplaytheir beloved

sport.

This newgear will lighten the

fundraising load and allow

coaches,players, umpires and

volunteers to focus on what’s

happening on thecourt.

Mt Somers Springburn

School netballparent and

coach KateOliver appliedfor

thegrant because “if the fees

aretoo high, then somekids

Mt Somers Springburn

School netballers (back

from left) Lily Oliver, Luca

Brown, Matilda

Rodriguez, Layla

Singleton, (front from

left) Peyton Fews, Rose

Chapman and Molly

Kearney.

PHOTO SUPPLIED

won’t be able to play”.

“We’ve got amixedgroup of

people at theschool, somecan

afford alot and some can’t, so

it’s all the little stuff that helps

to keeppeople on the team.

‘‘It needs to be accessibleto

most, so that in future years

they continue to want to play

and be apart of netball,” she

said

The grant, including training

and match balls,bibs,spot

markers,gearbag and alla

team needs to play, would help

to ease thisfinancial pressure.

“As arural school entering

into more sport andintroducing

more teams, money gets

divided into little pies. It’s

always good to have help with

gear,” Mrs Oliver said.

“We’re supergrateful for

what we’ve got. The spot

markers are going to be really

cool. It’s goingtoteach them

how to dodge and give them

something to drive to.

‘‘This gear will lastagoodfew

seasons ­there’ssomuch

there.”

Three of Mrs Oliver’s

childrenplaynetball, including

her two boys, whohave

encouraged other boys to play.

“It often has aconnotation

that it's agirls sport. Ihope the

boys cancontinue moving up

the ranks. They enjoy it as

much as rugby.”

Walking netball opens

extra session for players

Mid Canterbury Netball has

introduced anew session of

walking netball on aTuesday

morningthis term, aimedat

disabled members of the

community,and already it’s got

agood following.

The idea cameabout afew

weeks ago, when agroup of

clients and their carers from

CCS Disability Action

Ashburton started coming along

to Mid Canterbury Netball’s

regular walking netball sessions

on aTuesdaymorning.

Mid Canterbury Netball

centre managerErin Tasker

said the CCS clientsloved it, and

it became clearthere was an

opportunity to create something

special just for them.

So this term, as well as the

regular 9.30am walking netball

slotopento anyone to attend,

MidCanterbury Netball has

added a10.30am sessionaimed

at disabledmembers of the

community.

CCS has spreadthe word with

other services working with

disabled people.

Mrs Tasker said while the new

session is aimed at disabled

members of the community,

othersare welcome to attend

andjoinin.

Walkingnetball is aform of

netball where running and

jumping are not allowed. It’s

walking only, and you’re

allowed an extra step and an

extra second with the ball.

Its following in Mid

Canterbury has grown this

year, after funding from the

Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa

fund allowed an evening

sessiontrial, on top of the

morning sessionthathas

already been running.

Sessions nowtake place at

9.30am and 6pm every

Tuesdayduringschool term

time at EA Networks Centre.

There is a$2per person, per

game charge and people can

just turn up to play.

DRAWS

Hockey

Div1Women Monday 9Aug

6.00 pm Hampstead v

Wakanui (K McIntyre, JGray)

7.30 pm Methven vTinwald (C

Hastie,SRead)

Div 1Men Tuesday 10 Aug

6.00pmTinwald vWakanui

Black (S Mealings, BGray)

7.30pmWakanui White v

Allenton (C Watson,SMuir)

Kwik Sticks Wednesday 11

Aug 3.45pmAllenton v

Tinwald BonningtonPainting

(B Greer,SGeeson)4.55 pm

Wakanui Blue vTinwald

Engineering Solutions (L

Ellis, EShapland) 6.05 pm

Methven White vCollegians/

Rakaia (Wakanui Div 2Men,

Allenton Div 2Men)7.15 pm

Wakanui Black vMethven

Black (HampsteadLowcliffe

Div 2Men, Tinwald Div2Men)

SSL Girls Div 1

ChampionshipAshburton

College1st XI (BYE)

Div 2Women Friday 13 Aug

6.15 pm Hampstead/Tinwaldv

Wakanui Purple (Wakanui Div

1Women,Hamsptead Div 1

Women) 7.30 pm Methven v

Wakanui Black (Wakanui

White Div 1Men, Tinwald Div

1Women)

SSL BoysDiv 1MaristPark

@StBedes College 5.50 pm

Ashburton College 1st XI v

Christchurch BoysHigh

School 2ndXI (Umpires

supplied)

Div 2Men Sunday 15 August

5.00 pm Allenton vHampstead

Lowcliffe (Tinwald Div 1Men,

Methven Div1Women) 6.30

pm Tinwald Orange v

Wakanui (Wakanui BlackDiv

1Men,Allenton Div 1Men)

Tinwald Black (BYE)


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Celtic win Watters Cup

PaulSummerfield Plumbing

Celtic seniors have won the

2021 Luisetti Seeds Watters

Cup in atightly foughtgame

against Tarbotton Landand

CivilSouthern at Ashburton

ShowgroundsonSaturday. The

finalscore was 25­20.

Followingthegame,Mid

Canterbury Rugby Union

named the squadfor the

upcomingBunnings Heartland

Championship. Its first preseason

game is against

Ellesmere at Methven this

Saturday. TheAgstaff Mid

Canterbury players selected

for the squad are Ashton

McArthur, Isireli Masiwini,

Liam McCormick, Nathan

McCloy, Paovale Sofai, Raitube

Vasurakuta and Shepherd

Mhembere (all Celtic); Adam

Williamson,BradTarbotton,

Will MacKenzie, Cullum

Burrell, Eric Duff, George

Williams (Southern); Harvey

Celtic with the ball against Southern during WattersCup final.

PHOTO GRAHAM SHAW

Blyth, IromiDawai,JJ

Manning, Lote Nasiga, Nick

Foxleyand Seta Koroitamana

(Rakaia); Manasa Bari, Matt

Holmes, Osea Baisagale, Tait

Chismanand Roviame Caucau

(Methven); TomReekie and

Brooke To’omalatai (Linwood

loan); Jackson Donlan and

Osian Davies (Shirley loan).

Footballers

fall short

Mid Canterbury United’s senior team

struggled to break down aresolute

UniversitiessideatAshburtonDomain

on Saturday and went down3­0.

Missing hotshot strikerLuke Martin,

the homesidebattled well but lacked

creativity in thefinalquarter of the

pitch.

In agenerally scrappy encounter the

visitors played the better football and

deserved the victory.

Photo:Mid Canterbury United seniors

debutantZac Woolf (number12) has eyes

for the ball in thegame against

Universities.

RESULTS

CYCLING

Mid-Canterbury Social Wheelers.

24 riders. 31st July 21. No 13 ride. 1st.

Don Morrison 28m 38s. 2nd. Brent Kircher

28m 38s. 3rd. Janette Hooper 30m 30s. 4th.

Flynn Beeman 25m 50s. 5th. Don Sutton 25m

51s. 6th. Matt Marshall 28m 41s. 7th. Paul

Brake 25m 51s. 8th. Charlotte Cox 25m 53s.

9th. Neil Wylie 25m 53s. 10th Nick Grijns 25m

54s. 11th.John Uden 25m 55s. 12th. Debbie

Skinner 30m 51s. 13th. Kenny Johnston 31m

22s. 14th. Liz Wylie 31m 23s. 15th. Ron

Kennedy 31m 23s. 16th. Anton Nicholls 25m

10s 3f/t. 17th. Michael Gallagher 24m 50s.

F/T. 18th. Rob Hooper 24m 52s. 19th. Doug

Coley 25m 13s 4f/t. 20th. Ross Templeton

25m 14s.5f/t. 21st.Andy Skinner 32m 20s.

22nd. Roger Wilson 29m 24s. 23rd. Alan

Johns 35m 40s. 24th. Jelle Hendricksen 34m

00s.

Tinwald Cycling U17 Development .

Sunday 1st Aug 21. Open Handicap 6km.

1st. Cody Rollinson 13m 07s. 2nd. Charlotte

Neal 13m 14s. 3rd. Katie Rollinson 15m 25s.

4th. Ryan Gallagher 12m 49s F/T. Graded

Results. A.1st. Ryan Gallagher. B. 1st. Cody

Rollinson. C. 1st. Charlotte Neal .D. Katie

Rollinson. Handicap Teams Open 2km. 1st.

Cody Rollinson &Charlotte Neal CT. 5m 14s.

HT. 1m. =4m 14s. +20sec. =4m 34s. 2nd.

Ryan Gallagher&Katie Rollinson4m41s. HT.

Go. 4m 41s. Graded Results. A. 1st. Ryan

Gallagher. B. 1st. Cody Rollinson. C. 1st.

Charlotte Neal. D. 1st. Katie Rollinson. Next

Week 8th Aug ,Races will be out at the North

End Ind Estate.

ASHBURTON BRIDGE CLUB

MONDAY EVENING –JULY 26, B&C

LADDER

N/S 1st Ruth Logan &Ann Gilbert, 2nd

David Fisher & George Brown, 3rdBruce &

Heather Sim

E/W 1st Sue Smith &Lynnette Adams ,

2nd Pauline Scott &Mervyn Jones ,3rd Allison

&Chris Lovelock Tuesday Evening–July 27th,

Hazelmere Trophy

N/S 1ST Pat Jordan &Peter Wilson, 2nd

Judith Edmond &Maree Moore, 3rd =Trish

Small &John Fechney and Sue Rosevear &

David Sewell

E/W 1st Rewa Kyle &Mike Holdaway ,2nd

Jim Rooney & Bill Kolkman , 3rd Audrey

Rooney &Linda Baker

Wednesday Afternoon- July 28th, Brabant

Trophy

N/S 1st Trish & Peter Downward, 2nd

Evelyn Taylor & Peter Wilson, 3rd Mary

Buckland &Ann Gilbert E/W 1st Rewa Kyle &

Sue Rosevear, 2nd Val Palmer & Bev

Macaulay, 3rd Pat Jordan &Maryke Blignault

Thursday Evening – July 29th, Eileen

Willoughby Trophy

N/S 1st Ian Doel & Audrey Rooney,

2ndEvelyne Taylor &Peter Wilson ,3rd Jim

SPORT

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Rooney &Linda Baker E/W 1st David Sewell

&Debbie Seddon-Sewell, 2nd Peter &Trish

Downward ,3rd Trish &Maurice Small

BOWLS

Monday 26th July 24 players from Temuka

Bowling Club visited to challenge Allenton for

the bi-annual tournament, the day was chilly

but dry. Local knowledge came through on the

green with Allenton winning 18.5 games to 5.5

games, but interclub friendship was the real

winner on the day.

Temuka did not go away empty handed as

they won all four raffles.

Further rounds of Winter Tournament was

played during the week and results as follows:

Wednesday 26th June was next round

Kiddey Cup Aussie Pairs format

Top three teams were as follows:

First: Barry Molloy and Murray Palmer 3

wins 15 ends 39 points.

Second: Graeme Bishop and Millie Foggo

3wins 15 ends 35 points.

Third: Heather Goodall and Joe Ryk 3

wins 15 ends 30 points.

Saturday 31st July was next round of

Bishop Plate 2bowl Triple’s format

Top three teams were as follows:

First: Graeme Bishop, JForde Jen Mitchell

3wins 19 ends 30 points.

Second: Rosemary Bennett, Mike Quinn,

Neil Atkinson 3wins 19 ends 30 points.

Third: Bill Clarke, Lindsay Kearns, Trish

Clarke 2wins 9ends 38 points.

GOLF

The winning teams of the Accountantz

Ambrose on 29 July were:

Men, with a nett score of 32.37: Bruce

Leighton, Bruce Sim, Gavin Johnston and

Gordon Clinton.

Women, with anett score of 33.5: Janice

Dunlop, Chris Anderson, Wendy Smith and

Tonee Hurley.

On 5th August -Flowers @the Gate best

nett and 12th August-Sega Golf best nett and

putting.

Ashburton County Veterans Golf Tucker

Shield played 2August at Methven

1st Robert Pawsey 40,

2nd Jim Lattimore and Aland Dixon 39

3rd= John Ramsay, David Robertson,

Greg Sparrow 38

5th =Brent MacGregor and Mike Gray 37

Twos GSparrow, PWalker, NJones, T

Sa.

Next Game 16 August at Rakaia, Medal in

Grades


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Eel expert to speak

ANew Zealand authority on

eels is theguest speaker at

Ashburton Forest&Bird’s next

meeting on August17.

Don Jellyman is aprincipal

scientist at NationalInstituteof

Water &Atmospheric Research

Ltd (NIWA)and his talkistitled

‘Eel tales­alook at thelife

cycle of these amazing fish’.

Dr Jellyman completed his

PhD on thebiologyof

freshwater eels andhas

published more than 100

scientific papersand book

chapters on eels.

NewZealand has three

species of freshwater eels and

just asmall ‘‘pool’’ of

researchers,DrJellymansaid.

He hadbeenableto

investigate allaspects of the

freshwater life of eels, and had

also donesome work at sea with

Japanese colleagues.

His eel research hadtaken to

anumber of centralCanterbury

rivers and he had also

researchedother specieslike

trout, flounder and bullies.

He hadalso beeninvolvedin

commercial projects for hydro

andirrigation companies and

regional councils.

Dr Jellyman hails from

Blenheim and spent his August

school holidayswhitebaitingon

the Wairau River.

He made reasonablepocket

money in his youth from

capturing andselling eels,

which were seenascompetitors

and predators of trout.

He laterworkedfor the

fisheries department branchof

the Marine Department before

embarking on nine years of

Don Jellyman with alongfin eel found in the lower Selwyn River.

The 1.5m long eel weighed in at 14kg.

PHOTO SUPPLIED

university studies.

‘‘I retired nine years ago but I

work oneday aweekfor NIWA

and my son is my boss these

days.’’

Dr Jellyman’s eel talk will be

held at the Sinclair Centre,

Park Street, Ashburton and

starts at 7.30pm. Thegeneral

public is welcome and there is

no charge.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021

27

Drop in spending

due to covid

Retail spendingdropped

$283million between2019 and

2020across Canterbury,

according to new research

looking at the impactsof

reducedspendingdue to

covid.

Theresearch, co­authored

by academics from Lincoln

University, University of New

England and North­West

University in SouthAfrica,

looked at the impact of

reducedretailspending from

the urban Christchurch

population on the widerregional

economythrough the

inter­and intra­regional

economic effects of the

lockdown.

Theresultsrevealedhow

consumerspending variations

had far­reaching

consequences in employment

in connected, but

unsuspectinggeographies,

throughthe economic value

chain.

It found that during the

strict lockdownregime overall

retail spending declined

substantially, which resulted

in 3605 lostjobsinCanterbury.

The majority of thejobs lost

were in Christchurch (3398)

followed by Ashburton (62) and

Timaru (40).

While there was some

additional spending evidentin

the form of pent­up demand

immediately afterlockdown

ended,the economic impactof

asignificant amount of

‘unspent'money during the

lockdown remained months

after,the study found.

Popular rural

road upgrades

Sections of two of the most wellusedrural

roads in the district

will be upgradedaspart of a

$2.3 million road rehabilitation

contract. Awarded last week to

HEB Construction, the two­year

contract will see a4.7kmstretch

of Thompsons Track and 5.1km

stretch of ArundelRakaia

Gorge Roadmade stronger and

wider. Both roads will be

strengthened with100­150mm

of gravel construction on top.

Thompsons Track will be

widened from6.5m to 8m seal

width and Arundel Rakaia

Gorge Road will be widened

from 7.5mto8m.The

rehabilitationwork wasdue to

take two years.


FEATURE

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HOME &GARDEN

Mildweathercanseduce gardeners

Vegetables

Gardeners can be seduced by

mild weather at this time of the

year, as the temptation is to

sow seeds in openground, even

thoughthe soil is still cold and

wet.Those who succumb to the

lure of awarmerday or two

will lose most seeds.

Main­crop carrots, parsnips,

peas, beet andpotatoes canall

wait until the endofnext

month to be sown.The

gardener’s patience paysoff

laterwith strong,healthy

plantsthe reward for delaying

sowing. However, small

quantities of spinach,stumprooted

carrots, hardier lettuce,

mustard, cress and turnipscan

be sown now.

Peas andleeks canbesown

under cover,for plantingout

later. Although they are more

resistanttorustifsown in

autumn,broad beans can be

sownnow,asthe seedwill

germinate at very low

temperatures. Onionscan still

be sown,ifsoil conditions

allow.

Hoe around springcabbages

in thegarden to stir soil

hardenedbywinterrains.

Spinach likes plenty of organic

matter in thesoil. When

preparing the groundfor this

crop, workincompost at the

rate of a10­litrebucketfulper

Above: Spinach likes plenty of organic matter in the soil, and below: Main crop carrots can all wait

until the end of the month to be sown.

sqm. Summer spinach can be

sown fromnow on,but choose a

warm spot thisearlyinthe

season.

NewZealand spinach

(Tetragonia expansa),which is

notatrue spinach, growsbest

in the hottest,driest monthsof

the year. Frost­tender, its seed

should notbesownuntil

October.The plants spread

quickly, andtrailing growths

eventuallyformaclumpof

succulent shoots. Allow plenty

of space, as eachplant will

grow 60cm or more in

diameter. It remains ready for

useuntil next winter’s frosts.It

is recommended thatNew

Zealand spinachalwaysbe

cooked before eating.

Flowers

Chrysanthemums canbe

grown from cuttings takennow

or by splittingthe plants and

growing therooted piecesin

theopen garden. Forcuttings,

slice stemsimmediately below

aleafjointwithasharp knife.

Plant in sandy soil andkeep

shelteredfor afew weeks.

Propagationcan be

encouragedbydipping the

stemsinrooting hormone

before putting in thesoil.

Earlycamelliasand

rhododendrons will bestarting

to flower, awelcome successor

to small bulbs, such as

snowdrops(Galanthus)and Iris

reticulata.

Slugs can be amenace in

spring, so check for these pests

underspreading plants. Add

them to the compostbin.

Fruit

Ground prepared in autumn

forfruit­tree planting should

be in perfectorder forputting

in young trees.They are best

planted by theend of this

month.

Do not letgrass grow upto

thestem of afruit tree but keep

an areaofclear soil aroundthe

base. To prevent codlin moth

(Cydua pomonella), which

attacks walnuts andpears,as

well as apples, acodlin moth

pheromonetrap thatluresthe

male moths to itsstickypad can

be used. Hard pruning will

encourage fresh growthinfruit

trees.

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Floral art show

Visitors to the annual

South Canterbury Area

Designerofthe Year

Competition were

treated to magnificent

displayof floral art

designing on Saturday.

The competition was

hosted by theGeraldine

Floral ArtClub.

Geraldine Club

secretary Liz Chapman

said they were thrilled

withthe numberof

entries in both sections

withseven entries in

the novice sectionand

ten in the open section

from clubs throughout

the district.

Designing in winter is

always achallenge but

competitorsrose to the

challengeand

portrayed the title

‘Artistic Energy’ with

innovation and

creativity.

The variedstyles and

concepts showed the

diversity of theart form.

Floral Art Society of

NewZealandjudge

Jenny Harris,ofNorth

Canterbury, was

impressed with the

overall standard of design and

especially the novice section.

‘‘They will hold their own

anywhere in thecountry,’’ she

said.

Novice section results:

1st Patricia McKeown, of

North OtagoFloral ArtClub

2nd FionaWilliamson, of

Geraldine FloralArt Club

3rd Anne Watson, of

Jenny Buchanan, of Geraldine Floral

Art Club.

Geraldine Floral Art Club

Open Class results:

1st Jenny Buchanan, of

Geraldine Floral Art Club

2nd (andBest use of Texture

award)Liz Chapman,of

GeraldineFloral Art Club

3rd equal BarbaraWatt, of

North Otago Floral Art Club,

andGislinde Folkerts,of

GeraldineFloral Art Club.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021

Rainbow support workshops

Keep Learning Mid Canterbury,

formerly known as the Learning

Exchange, has twoRainbow

inclusion workshops lined up in

Ashburton on August10.

The workshops will be run by

Qtopia, which provides support

groups and social events for

LGBTQIA+ (Rainbow) young

people.

Ahui facilitated by Keep

Learning Mid Canterbury coordinator

Kate White earlier

this year identified Mid

Canterbury needed more

education for professionals like

doctors and teachers who may

have Rainbow patients and

students, and also education for

CHRISTIAN COMMENT

Is Christianity StillRelevant?

Many of the videosonYou

Tube suggest that Christian

faith hasnoplace in modern

societyand thatitwill soon die

out.Science hasexplained it

alland now thatpeoplehave

money there is no needfor God

to help them.But is thistrue?

Firstlyscience hasexplained

manythings but

understandingofthe so called

Big Bangisfar from complete

or satisfactory. What was there

before theBig Bang? What

powered it? Where didthe

material comefrom? Could it

happenagain?Something

from nothing? Hardly science.

Thereisnounderstanding of

how lifeonthis planetbegan.

The MillerUry experiments of

mixing chemicals did produce

those who have Rainbow people

in their liveslikefriends and

family.

The Rainbow inclusion

workshop for professionals runs

from 1.30pm until 3.30pm and

costs $20.The workshop for

everyone else runs from5.30pm

until 7pm andisfree.

Bothworkshops willbeheld

at Community House Mid

Canterbury. Resources and

afternoon teawill be provided

and registration can be made on

Eventbrite or by calling

community house on 308 1237.

Keep Learning Mid Canterbury

co­ordinator Kate White.

afew aminoacidsbut nothing

more.This was in the 1950’s

and sincethennothing. No

idea of how nonlife could

produce life.The discoveries

in DNA have made this more

difficult. Howdid the DNA

first form?Where did this

amazing complexity come

from? Secondly, will money

solve it all? Moneycan

certainly help some situations

butsomeare beyondfinancial

solution. Suicide, addictions,

mentalhealth issues,

relationship breakdownsand

meaninglessnessall come into

thiscategory. Jesus said,

“Cometomeall you who are

weary and burdened, and Iwill

giveyou rest.”

Iknowseveral peoplehave

found the reality of Jesusin

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thesedifficultsituations. Yes

the followersofJesusmust do

their part to help people even

if it is acosttothemselves. But

some of thesesituations are

deep rootedand beyond

humanhelp.Whichiswhy the

followers pray.Sowill it die

out? Probablynot while these

questions remain. It might get

smallinNew Zealand.Itmight

get politically incorrect.

Surprisingly, as You Tube tells

us,manypeople in countries

like Iranare becoming

followers at great riskto

themselves.Anyone can find

Him if theyseriously try to find

Him.

DavidHyslop is with the

Assembly of Godchurch

meeting inthe Hakatere

marae.


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MidCanterburyProvincial

RWNZ

Last NovemberRural Women

NZ passedtwo remits creating

theNational Project ‘O is for…’

Thecharities we are

supporting forthisproject are

Cure Our OvarianCancer,

supporting localovariancancer

advocacyand awareness,and

globalresearch on ahard to

treatovarian cancer; K9MD,to

improve thehealth of all New

Zealanders by using specially

trained dogs working in a

controlled clinical

environment to assistinthe

earlydetectionofcancer; and

Talk Peach, which informs New

Zealanders on gynaecological

disease and connects and

supports those whoare

diagnosed.

At theRegion 2regional

conference held recentlyin

Ashburton,TashCrosby spoke

on her journey of being

diagnosedwith ovariancancer.

What abrave young woman, to

be able to standupand speak so

emotionally of how she coped

with what she went through, not

only to get diagnosed,but also

her treatment and its effects.

Connect, followand share

Talk Peach, Cure Our Ovarian

Cancer andK9MDon

Facebook, Instagram, and

Twitter. Donate to thesecauses

if you can.

Talk to yoursisters, mothers,

aunts, daughters, friends and

women about you,ofthis

awareness programme and

maybe it may inspire them to

learnmore aboutthese silent

killingdiseases.Awomandies

every 48 hours in NZ from

ovarian cancer, as 85% of

women are diagnosed in the

later stages, when treatment

optionsare limited.

The next meeting of Mid

Canterbury ProvincialRWNZ is

the AGM on August 13 at the

Senior Centre, 206Cameron

Street, Ashburton, starting at

1.30pm,sharp.

Ashburton Writers’ Group

PresidentJulie Fechney

welcomed members to theJuly

meeting, also anew member.

The quotation was–“If you

seek peace be still, If you seek

wisdom be silent, If youseek

love be yourself.”

The short story competition

report was read out. 79 entries

received, plus one that wastoo

late to be considered. A

successfulprizegiving

ceremony was held at the

Museummeeting room.

The assignment for the

meeting was ‘In This

Neighbourhood’. Members

wrote of tiredand worn down

folk, Beatrix andthe Try­Hards,

lockdown, at end of drive,

leaves on lawn, expanding

family, looking in windows,

busy body, newjob,slammed

door, wicked witch, childhood

neighbourhood.

The instant exercise was

broken street lights. Some of

the subjects writtenabout were

walkingbriskly,Council phone

call, noise outside window, ball

games,cricket ball, alleyway

footsteps, broken glass, curtain

twitches, walk of shame,

glistening water,school

holidays,being followed.

The meeting concluded at

8.45pm.

The Augustassignmentis

Mischievous Trickster.

Ashburton County Lions

PresidentSue welcomed

Pupils from Allenton School’s Class of 1950 (pictured) enjoyed arecent catch up and lunch in

Ashburton. Eighteen former classmates came together Speight’s Ale House. Some in the group have

known each other since kindergarten days in 1948. Reunions have been held since 2000 and are

usually every five years, but more regular catch­ups were planned in the future.

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members, two visitors who have

recently moved to Ashburton,

andLions District Governor

Christine (whoisamemberof

County Lions).

Members enjoyedameal and

fellowship, this meetingbeing

an opportunity for members to

participateingroup discussion

regarding upcoming club

meetings, fundraising, and

socialactivities. Our president

had attended the Lionsdistrict

president’s function in Oamaru

beinganopportunity to meet

andshare ideas withother club

presidents. Several members

had attended the Westpac

Rescue Helicopter visit to

Ashburton andfound it most

interesting to hear about the

work theRescueteam do in our

area. Jill Stephenwas this

month’s member to share a

littlebit abouther life.

President Sue presentedLion

Maureenwith her 25 year

membership andPast

President Carolyn (1917/18 )

was presented with a

certificatefromLions

International.

“GrowingYourClub in the

Lions Centennial Year”.

2017/2018. The club is

presenting the show “Stars in

YourEyes”onOctober 16 and

the annual Toot for Tucker will

be held on Monday 29

November. Memberswill also

be involved with gate keeping

duties at the rugbygrounds,

The Camp Quality raffle and

the sale of lily bulbs. Aroster

was compiledfor daycare

driving which the club

undertakes each Friday.

Severalmembers hadattended

the monthly informal luncheon

at Taste Cafe and also wenttoa

Movie night. Tail twisting

brought themeeting to aclose.

AshburtonToastmasters

The Toastmaster, Phil, asked

us to consider what future

vehicles maylooklikeand

function. Adi's word of the

evening was‘‘imminent’’ which

gave the meeting asense of

urgency.

Hugh delivered avery

personaland heartfeltspeech

which evokedastanding

ovationfrom those in

attendance. Jamie's table topics

required everyone to become

salespeople andconvince

retirees of why they should

adoptcutting­edge technology.

Ashburton U3A

Professor Natalie Baird, University of

Canterbury, spoke on research on refugee law

and refugeere­settlement in New Zealand.

The definition of arefugee, from the

International Refugee Convention 1951, is

backedupbyour Immigration Act 2009. A

refugee has awell­founded fear of persecution

for reasons of race, religion, nationality,

membershipofpolitical or social opinion,and

is unable, or owingtosuch fear,isunwilling to

avail himself of protection of thatcountry.

Challengesinvolvepersecution, with

serious harm and failure of state protection,

and sustained or systematicviolation of

human rights. It is not fleeing from organised

crime,general civil unrest,ornatural/manmade

disasters. This is unlikely to change.

Climate Change refugees willneverfit this

definition.

Figures fromthe Human Rights Commission

www.unhcr.org/1951­refugee­convention.html

show that in 202 82.4 million people have been

forcibly displaced. 48 million are internally

displaced–still in their own country but

cannotmove freely.Other countries in low

millions include Palestine and Venezuela. 1%

of the world’spopulation is displaced: 42% of

these are children.

Countries involvedare mainly in the Middle

East and Africa.The average age in refugee

camps is 18. There were 34,400 re­settlements

to new countries in 2020, including 31 to New

Zealand. Refugee flowshave changed, from

mainlyEuropean in 1870­1890, to more Middle

East and Africa now.

Our currentfocus is Asia Pacific,working

with asylumseekers, ‘Convention Refugees’,

and RefugeeFamily Support(600 places

annually). Community organisations

sponsorships (CORS) pilotedin2018, have

currently 50 places annually for three years.

NormalImmigration channels still apply.

There will be three sessionsongeology on

the August 24, August 31 and September 7.

Lions ClubofAshburton Pakeke

Our Julytea meeting was held at Hotel

AshburtononJuly 26.

Past president Jim Martinwelcomed

everyone and asked for aminutes silence for

fellowLion Owen Everest who sadly passed

away on Sunday, July 25.

Jim presented new president Robert

Spencer with his president pin and president

name badge.

President Robertcongratulated Bill Doak,

Ron Paterson and Joe Butchard in receiving

theirMelvin JonesFellowship Award at last

month’s changeover.

Graeme Neal and George Cartney also

receivedpresident’s appreciation pins for

theirongoing contributions to our club.

Our guest speakerfor the evening was Colin

Morgan from Ashburton Lions, who later ran a

quiz for us.

Fred and Elisabeth Smits fromAshburton

Vintage Car Club travelledthe world in a1957

MercedesBenz with atent trailer for six years

clockingup182,000 kms.

They will do apresentation of theirtrip for

us on Thursday, September16at7:30pm at

HotelAshburton.

Lion Les Briggs thankedmembersfor their

support with the recent Meals on Wheels.

Our vice presidents,Jim Young and

Malcolm McCormick, outlined their plans for

the coming year.

Trevor and GlendaAndrews did the tail

twistingwith good humour, extracting fines

from members.

Meeting closed at 9.20pm

Ashburton Ladies Friendship Club

President Gillian welcomed members to the

Julymeeting and 10 apologies were received.

The Nationalanthem was sung.

Our mini speaker was Evelynonher many

and varied lifeexperiences. She was

encouraged by her parents with her education

fromkindy through to university which was

not usual in the 40'sand 50's. Then she

progressed on to training college, manyyears

of teaching which was interspersed withair

hostess training and work but she returned to

teaching. During this time she was also very

involved with many musical roles ,married

and raised three her threesons. Her very

interestingstory will be continued.

Our main speaker was BernardEgan who

spoke of his privilege of being acelebrant for

13 years ­sharingmany happy and sad

memories with families. On average two thirds

of funerals are now not religious with similar

for burials and cremations.

He then went on to speak about being a

contributor to The Guardian for 20 years on

motoring, mainly on his own topics.During

lockdown, on request, he began ‘Tales From

The BackSeat’ with talescoming to him from

manypeople. Bernard is aman of many

stories.

He was thanked by Gillian.

Our next meeting on August 25 commences

at the RegentCinema at 11am with lunch to

follow at Speight’s.


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it’s time forachange &offers this SUPER property with

POTENTIAL+ to the market with averyreasonable price.

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Sales Consultant

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Sales Consultant

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Sales Consultant

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Margaret Feiss

Sales Consultant

021 751 009

ShirleyFitzgerald

Sales Consultant

027 220 1528

Denise McPherson

Sales Consultant

027 242 7677

Janene McDowell

Property Manager

027 287 3388

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Sales Consultant

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Lynne Bridge

Sales Consultant

027 410 6216

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021 272 0202

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Sales Consultant

027 438 4250

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ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT

Jesus Christ Superstar

Monday 30th August –Saturday 4th September 7-30pm

Sunday 5th September 2pm;

Adult $65* /Senior $55*/ Student up to 18

$49* /Saturday 4th Last Supper ticket $95*

The Ashburton Trust Event Centre in

collaboration with Variety Theatre Ashburton

and presented by More FM and The Breeze

bring you the global phenomenon that has

wowed audiences and now celebrating it’s

50th anniversary.

TheLittle Mermaid Jr

–Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre

Friday 8th October 7-30pm /Saturday 9th 5pm /Sunday 10th 2pm

All Tickets $25*

In amagical underwater kingdom, the

beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to

leave her ocean home –and her fins –

behind and live in the world above. But first

she will have to defy her father King Triton,

make adeal with the evil sea witch and

convince Prince Eric she’s the girl whose

enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

BOOK

NOW

Sounz GreatAshburton

03 3072010 211A Wills Street, Ashburton 7700 admin@ateventcentre.co.nz

For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Sunday 12th September, 2pm

Adult $20* /Senior $15* /Family 2Adults, 2Children $50*

Join us for an afternoon of singing with the

Mid Canterbury Choir, joined by school

choirs from both Ashburton College and Mt

Hutt College along with special guest Ali

Harper. The Choirs will perform individually

and in mass items.

Stars In Your Eyes

Saturday 16th October 7-30pm

Adult $61* /Group 6+ $56 each* /under 13 $32*

Based on the British TV show Stars In Their

Eyes come along and watch 12 acts in what

is sure to be amagical evening of singing

and dancing. People will be transformed into

famous singers and show off their amazing

talent. This event will be the County Lions

Ashburton’s third performance of Stars In

Your Eyes.

*Service fees apply

ENTERTAINMENT

Phil Chapman

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ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday7th August,8pm

THE JACKSON’SBISTROOPEN THUR &SAT EVENINGS

Courtesy van

runs every

Thursday, Friday

and Saturday

from 4pm

Join the RSA (the friendly club)

12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 7175

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome

2398582

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ENTERTAINMENT

Ashburton

Friendship&

Entertainment Club

Evening Concert

Tuesday10th August

7.30 pm

at Ashburton

Savage Club

62 CoxStreet,

Ashburton

Doors open at 7pm

Public welcome

Gold coin entry

EveryHome

EveryWeek-that’s

Phone 308 7664

199 Burnett Street

Ashburton

2403434

2376123

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SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

LaundryAssistant/Laundry Cadet

Wrights Drycleaners Ltd is aleading laundryprovider

in Mid Canterbury. Our Apparelmaster Business

supports commercial and industrial businesses

including Mechanics, Engineers and Food Industry

services.

Our Linenmaster business provides high quality

products and services to motels throughout Mid

Canterbury. And includes aged care facilities in the

district.

Due togrowth, we need more people for our busy

team.

Full on the job training provided, opportunities for

progression within our team available for the right

person.

The successful applicant willneed to be:

-physically fit, asthe job involves heavy lifting and

repetitivetasks

-capable of prioritising work

-reliable and honest

-ateam player

Additionally youwill need to be able to demonstrate:

- a mature approach to all tasks, a “can do”

attitude and an ability to problem solve.

You will be joining a great team. Wrights

Apparelmaster have several awards including

Apparelmaster franchise of the year, are owner

operatedand offer an enjoyable team culture.

To apply please email acovering letter and aCVto

admin@wrightsdrycleaners.co.nz

Checkout Operator

Part-time

Mitre 10MEGA Ashburton has avacancy for a

checkout operator. Thisposition is permanent

part-time 10am –5pm Sunday(6.5 hours).

We requireaperson with the following skills:

• Great customer serviceskills

• Reliable

• Positive attitude

• Beable to work in ateam environment

Please send your C.V.and covering letter to:

HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz

Applications close on Tuesday 10th August 2021

2406735

Trainee Concrete Placer

Full-time permanent position

•Company health scheme

•Apprenticeship opportunity

•Highly respected local company

•Monday to Friday, Saturdays optional

Contact Martyn Wheeler, General Manager

0274 508 196 or email admin@paveco.co.nz

Paveco Ashburton Ltd

13 Robinson Street, Ashburton

Reliable FactoryHand

Part time/ casual Hours: 10am –2pm (negotiable)

Fitand able to assist whereneeded

in factory environment.

-Forkliftlicenceessential

-Must have first aid.

-Able to followhealth and safetyprocedures.

Maylead to morework/hours in the future.

office@longruniron.com

03 308 1850

2406674

2402332

2406011

InwardsGoods

Threepositions

2Fulltime

1Permanent Part-time

Mitre 10MEGA Ashburton has three vacancies

to join their InwardsGoods team.

•Full time (40 hours) with aTuesday–Saturday

roster.

•Full time (40 hours) Monday-Friday

•Permanent part-time (16 hours) days can be

flexible

The roles will include computerised entry of

stock and other InwardsGoods duties.

Thesuccessful applicantwill need the following

skills:

• Must be physically fit

• Full clean driver’s licence

• Current forklift licence would be an

advantage or abilitytoget one is preferred

• Bemotivated and work at afast pace

• Tobecomputer literate

• Attention to detail and accuracy isessential

to this role

• Able to followinstructions

• Reliable

• Abilitytoworkinateam.

If youthink youare the person we arelooking

for: Please email your C.V.and covering letter

stating which position youare applying forto:

HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz

Applications close on Monday 9th August 2021

ASHBURTON

Super Liquor Ashburtonislooking

forabottle storeperson

Youmustbe:

• Physically fit (involves heavy lifting)

• Friendly and outgoing.

• Asthis is hospitality, youmustbepreparedto

work arange of days,nightsand weekends

• Eitherhavedutymanager and/or forklift

licences,orbeprepared to get these.

• Have great customerservice

• Beateam player

Please apply to KarynLeckie at

ashburton@superliquor.co.nz

ApplicationscloseonWednesday,18th August.

SPRAY PAINTER/PREPPER

Afull time position has become available in our

Panel and Paintshop foraQualified Spray Painter.

Theposition requires

• Good work ethics

• Have ahigh standardindetail and finish

• Tobereliable

• The abilitytoworkunsupervised

• Toworkinateam and meet production deadlines

• NZresidencyorvalid NZ work visa

Please send resume and coverletter to

TheGeneral Manager

Bus and Truck Body Work Ltd

PO Box51, Ashburton7740

Phone Keith on 0274 274 007 or 307 0378

Email busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

2405251

2406634

DAIRYFARM

ASSISTANT

Position at Huntingdon,

10kmfromtown.

Phone

027 326 8305

2406485

2405438

PARLIAMENTARY MP

SUPPORT TOJOLUXTON, MP

Supporting the running of Jo Luxton’s Ashburton Office, you’ll

make sure everything runs smoothly day in and day out. This

role is multifaceted and challenging with no two days the same. You’ll be

stepping into anenvironment that is unique, exciting, and rewarding.

Some of the duties you’ll be responsible for include:

• Providing high quality advice and advocacy to constituents in your

community

• Building and maintaining strong relationships

• Ensuring the office runs smoothly

• Managing and responding to correspondence and emails

• News and social media monitoring

Your friends and whanau describe you ascalm, proactive and resilient. It

goes without saying you’re someone who’s empathetic and respectful. You

will lend your ear to constituents to make them feel heard and supported.

You’re happy to work autonomously within your Electorate/Community

Offices and are well known for your thoughtful, patient and considerate

nature.

As an employeeofParliamentary Serviceyou will be apolitical in your role.

Awarenessofthe political landscape may be beneficialinsupporting your MP.

To ensure our people feel supported and enabled to develop their

knowledge and careers, you will receive aParliamentary Service induction

which will set you uptosucceed within this environment, as well as ongoing

learning and development opportunities.

This is an events-based, fixed-term role linked to the MP, working 15 hours

per week, Tuesday -Thursday. Some flexibility in hours may be required.

Theappointing salaryband forthisroleis$54,712to$68,390per annum fora

full timeequivalent.Appointments willbebasedonyourskills andexperience.

If you’d like toplay akey role in supporting your MP within your community,

apply now.

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 22August 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact

Recruitment@parliament.govt.nz

The Parliamentary Service appoints on merit and is committed to EEO and

good employer principles.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code

28064ACN.

Sales /

Administration /

Special Projects

The Ashburton Courier is thebest-readand largest circulating communitynewspaper

in Mid Canterbury.Weare owned by Allied Press,aNew Zealand owned and operated

companyproducing qualitynewspapers,magazines and on-linemedia.

We arelooking for anew teammember to join us, who is an excellentcommunicator,to

helpgrow our business, throughsalesand administrationsupport.

Thispositionis30hoursaweek basedinour Ashburtonoffice with the opportunityfor it

to grow to afull-timeposition if the applicant required this.

In order to be successfulinthis role,itisessential that you have:

• Excellent computerskillsand havethe abilitytoconfidently learn newprogrammes

and systems.

•Asolid work ethicand enjoythe excitementofadeadline driven position.

•Sales hunting skillsand adesire to succeed.

•The abilitytolistentoclient needs and provide effective solutions(with

support from us).

•Previous mediaexperiencewould be an advantage

Keypersonality attributes:

•Passionate, positiveand proactive.

•Flexibleand able to work as partofateam.

•Creative and enjoydiscussing new ideas withcustomers.

•Enjoy beingpart of ourwork familyteam.

Youwillbejoining abusiness that is passionate aboutlocalnews, cares about our

customersand our team.

To apply forthisrole,aNZ drivers licence is essential and youmust have the righttolive

and work in NZ.

Apply in confidencewith yourCV

and covering letterto:

JannThompson

jann.thompson@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

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SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT

EXPERIENCED SPOUTING INSTALLER REQUIRED

We arelooking for an experienced spouting installer to join our small

friendly team based in Ashburton that servicesthe greater Mid, Southand

North Canterbury areas.



as required.




Skills and Experience Requirements


• •Good attitude andcommunication



• •Ability to pass adrug test

• •Full Driving Licence


competitive remuneration.

To apply forthe this position please contactBen Kruger via email –

benkruger@xtra.co.nz

WE ARE HIRING

DRY Bluegum, Old Man

Pine, 50/50mix 6m 3

$675.00. Old Man Pine 6m 3

$575.00. WINZ accredited.

Free delivery to most of

Mid-Canterbury.

027 297 7563.

•AdministrativePositions

•Permanentand TemporaryWork

•Immediate start

Phone Jo on 027 627 2678

jo.j@personnelplacements.co.nz

www.personnelplacements.co.nz

EmploymentSolutions –LocalKnowledge–National Reach

FIREWOOD

DRY Bluegum firewood;

3.6m 3 $450. or 1.8m 3

$250.00. Free delivery

within 30km of Ashburton.

Contact Dave 0274 920

875

FIREWOOD

SPECIAL

OFFCUTS

$140 PER CORD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

C.O.D. in town

Phone

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

2395886

GARDEN SUPPLIES

BUSINESS FOR SALE

2406229

GARDENERS Specials.

Sheep or Cow manure

$8/bag. Medium-square linseed

straw $50. Mediumsquare

pea straw $60.

Phone Alan 027 496 7136,

Ian 027 286 3697. AHinds

Lions Project.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

GARDEN SUPPLIES

DRIVING MISSDAISY

FRANCHISE FOR SALE IN

ASHBURTON

We are looking for amotivated,

energetic franchise owner

for the Ashburton region.

If you are looking for anew challenge

and the chance to make adifference in

yourcommunity, become afranchise

ownerinthis growth sector.

$40,000plus GST, cars additional.

Apply online

www.drivingmissdaisy.co.nz/buy/e/np/

2406361

POTATOES; Nadine and

Agria $1.25kg, or preordered

10kg bags $10.

Standard peastraw bales,

$5 pick up or $6 delivered.

Phone 03 308 3195 or 027

531 9103. 81 Elizabeth

Street, Ashburton.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

MUSHROOM COMPOST

Nowisthe time to dig in our topqualitymushroom

compost to your vegetable garden. Ideal to replenish nutrients

used by previous crops and improvethe soil structure.

It also adds beneficial micro-organisms to thetired soil.

$50 per cubic metreor$10 bag.

Freedelivery within town boundary.

Open 6daysaweek at our Tinwald yard,

208 Maronan Road. Phone 021 129 8936 or 03 308 3331

BUSINESS FOR SALE

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

QualityEuropean

Vehicle Servicing

•Advanced

Diagnostics

•Experienced

Technicians

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

•Collection/Delivery

‘Free of Charge’

in Ashburton

Bruce McIlroy Limited

309MethvenHighway, Ashburton 7776

Tel: 03 3087282 •E:bruce.mcilroy@xtra.co.nz

ALPS

SELL

BLUE HEELER Pups for

sale. Ph 021 848 457

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

WANTED TO BUY

2379300

ASHBURTON Scrap Metal

Recyclers buy heavy metal

etc. Free light-grade metal

in-yard dumping 9am-5pm

weekdays &9.30-11.30am

Saturdays. 117 Alford Forest

Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

BOOKS, LP Records, C.D’s.

Phone 03 324 2999 and

leave amessage.

STH-MID CANTERBURY

Foto News, Vol.1 No’s1-9,

Vol.2 No’s1-8. Also Canterbury

News/Reviews, daily

Canterbury Newspapers

1950’s-1980’s. Horse

Racing Friday Flash and

Magazines 1950’s-1980.

Phone Darcy 03 348 1783.

STOCK FOOD

MEADOW Hay. Small bales

for sale, shed stored. $8.

per bale. Ph 027 602 4885

LIVESTOCK

PIGS: Baconers, sell. 5-6

months old. Bacon or Ham

you choose. Can arrange

processing. Ph 027 486

4013

2404460

MTAAPPROVED

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2379729

SELL

MOBILITY Scooter, CTM-

HS559, still under warranty,

used once. $3,000 ono.

Phone 307 8850

WEATHERBOARD house,

separate garage and small

sleepout for removal/relocation.

Large open plan

living area, 3 bedrooms.

Enquiries Ph 027 543 7632.

FOR LEASE

AWESOME OFFICE space

for lease, rent or hire. Park

like setting. Indoor and outdoor

areas. North West

town boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241

0800 58 78 22

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available, long or

short term. Ashburton Storage

Facilities. Contact us

on 0274 362 636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz

WANTED TO RENT

LONGTERM Rental required

by mature professional

couple with own business.

Modern 3/4 bedroom, 2

bathroom, double garage

and heat pump, unfurnished.

Prefer Lake Hood,

but all areas considered.

No children, pets or

smokers. Ph 027 439 9396

or

email

oldskiers55@gmail.com

Call us for a

FREE

QUOTE

CONTINUOUS SPOUTING

2396670

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SELL

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

TRADE &SERVICES

ALTERATIONS. Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

BUILD work to do? Contact

Kiwi Building and Maintenance

Ltd. Alterations,

Renovations, New builds.

Qualified Tradesmen.

Phone Cawte 027 418

7955.

CARPET Cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

owner/oper-

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307

1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

Experienced

ator. Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIES Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks and will hang

drapes. Ph 03 307 1936 or

020 4169 0342

CHIMNEY Sweeping.

Includes full firebox inspection

and internal flue

camera inspection. An

inspection report can be

issued on completion. Call

Allan on 027 209 5026

COMPUTER Problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving,

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup wirelessnetworks,

spyware

cleanup. On-site day or

evening. Low fees. Call

Robin Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls and PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

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TRADE &SERVICES

DRIVEWAYS, Patios and

Paths, Plain Concrete, Coloured

Concrete or Exposed

Agregate Concrete.

Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street. 100% local. Phone

307 6466 for aquote.

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241.

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all your

domestic and industrial

pest control needs phone

AJ Kerr at Ashburton Pest

Control on 03 308 8147 or

027 432 5447

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609.

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Nigel at

Doors and More. Ph 027

516 7104

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER

A NEW LOOK

that lasts!

Existing kitchens, doors,

furniture &appliances

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2390661

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Master Tinters NZ. www.

windowtinter.co.nz

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

Having problems with your internal gutter systems?

Do your drains keep blocking,causing leakage into the soffits and even your house?

Areyour soffits falling out due to water rot?

We canconvert your internal gutters to standard external gutters.

2379296

Allworkmanship guaranteed

Ben Kruger 021 808 739 or 308 4380

232 BoundaryRoad,Ashburton

www.alpscontinuousspouting.co.nz

E; benkruger@xtra.co.nz

2379961

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EDUCATIONAL

L2D Driver Training

Teaching driving skills

and road craft

Allstages –beginner to full

Block booking discounts

HEALTH &BEAUTY

Dave Campion

027 543 7632

2404572

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

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

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburton Duty Practice for...

Saturday7th August is

MooreStreet Medical Centre, MooreStreet.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday8th August is

Tinwald Medical Centre,33Archibald Street.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhoursservices will be

on the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

HEALTH &BEAUTY

PERSONAL

EDUCATIONAL

HEALTH &BEAUTY

DebraCurtin

Chiropractor

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

PERSONAL

CountryRomance

Acountrylady who is seekingalike minded

gentleman. Standing at 5’5

with aslimbuild,blonde hair andhazel eyes.

She is an outdoors lady, who enjoys

fishing,tramping, cooking, travelling, gardening and

spendingtimewith thatsomeonespecial.

To meet, please call

0800 446 332

and quote code 63

2405700

2395596

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE

Peter Blacklow

Call in atalk to the people who know . . .

PETE’S

PICK

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

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

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

E- info@talbotsecurity.co.nz 62c Dobson Street,Ashburton

P-(03) 307 2409 Anytime 24/7

-Alarm Response and Patrols

-Alarm Monitoring

-Alarm and CCTV Installation

-Alarm and CCTV Servicing

-Data and Networking

- Fire Extinguishers

- Key Cutting

- Locksmithing

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Ecumenical Day of Reflection

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9.45am – 3pm

Ashburton Parish Centre

Cnr Winter and Burnett Streets

Speaker: Kirsten Challies

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Experience a mix of talks, prayer and reflection

on the Spirit of God at work in your life.

Bring a pen, paper and your own lunch.

Tea and coffee provided.

For more information contact

Ann/Don 03 308 5747

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CO-ORDINATOR: Doug Collie 027 510 0556

WHEN:

Tuesday, 10 August at 3.00pm

WHERE: Ashburton

Mackenzie Centre,122 Kermode St,Ashburton

Email: ashburton@prostate.org.nz

Formoreinformation call 0800 477 678

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MEETINGS

MEETINGS

Ashburton Speedway Association (Inc)

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WILL BE HELD AT THE CLUBROOMS

SEAFIELD ROAD –ASHBURTON

on Sunday 8th August 2021, 2pm

--- Business ---

•President’s report

•Presentation of life members

•Financial report

•Election of officers and committee

•Appointment of grade reps

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