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Strong community spirit and a
love of cricket will see
Lauriston Cricket Club next
year knock outan impressive
Club members have formed a
centennial organising group to
find past andpresent players
and supporterstoget together
for celebrations over Waitangi
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
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.
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make contact with any of the
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
past and present players, play
a30/30overs game andwould
be open for anyone to come
Mr Hooper started at the
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
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
Club members were keen for
the centennial to be just as
memorable, especially as it
could have been olderthan its
There were indications the
clubcould have been around
longer with bits of information
dating as far backas1888, Mr
However no formal records
of theclub were everfound.
But therewere records
found from July 18, 1922 which
had becomethe official start
The club has been ahighly
competitive cricket club over
the years andinmore recent
years had excelled inthe
secondgrade competition, Mr
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
Ashburton District Council will fast
track plans for anew water
treatment plantinMethven and has
awarded acontract to buildtwo new
reservoirs at the existing treatment
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
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
Council assets managerAndrew
Guthrie told councillors at last
week’smeeting that design work on
the proposed treatment plant could
be pivoted to use adeep water
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source, if one was found.
He said the membrane plantwas
the ‘‘gold standard’’ solutionand
There were clear operationaland
financial benefits to combining the
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
Mr Guthrie told councillors thata
groundwatersource idea had been
raised previouslybut consultants
had not been confidentitwas viable.
Whilethe probability of success
was low, finding abore would be ‘‘a
Councillor Angus McKay said he
believedexploring awell was agood
idea and he wanted to ‘‘see geology
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
He suggested the stockwater
‘‘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
Data shows decline in water
quality at high country lakes
commissioned by Environment
Canterbury (ECan) and the
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
loadswill be required to preserve
water quality in the highcountry
The Ashburtonlakes studiedwere
Emma, Denny and Maori Lakes.
amenity and birdlife.
‘‘We know howspecial the
AshburtonLakesare to the people of
Canterbury andit’s clear from the
report that the waterquality of these
‘‘All of the lakes studiedrequirea
significantreduction in nutrients to
meetthe Landand Water Regional
Plan limits. Someofthe lakesare at
riskof‘flipping’, which means
lakesusually do not recover easily,’’
ECandirector of science Dr Tim
He said the science also showed
therewas notone single cause of
“While farming land use is a
contributor,soare the impacts of
amenity users and birdlife.
‘‘There is no singlesolution that
will address theseissues.’’
Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
New European vehicles hit the beat
Police vehicles have comealong way
since the first Ford Model TT
motorised light truck was issued in
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
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
‘‘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
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
An independent investigation into recent
allegations made about health and safety at
the Talley’s Ashburton factory is well under
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
for pipe work
The intersection of Milton RoadSouth and
Beach Roadwill be closedtoall traffic from
August20for four weeks whilework
continuesonlayingasection of wastewater
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
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
acknowledged the rolewomen
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
Players fromthe senior
women’s team and local
businesses donated items for
luxuryhampers that were
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
At an evening event female
members of the rugby, squash
and netball sectionsofCeltic
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
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.
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
in need in Mid Canterbury.
Project to improve work safety
between WorkSafe NZ and
has beenestablished to
help improve health and
safety outcomesacross the
transport, postal and
WorkSafe data shows
across the three sectors in
2019there were 57 fatal
had 180 vehiclerelated
injuries (acrossall sectors)
Christchurch recording 504
Over the same timethere
and implementation lead
Ruth Cooksaid the
concerningly high, and it
work needed to be doneto
try to create solutions to
Mackie Research were
tasked byWorkSafe to help
these high levels of harm
and have made 13
health and safety and
chain pressures to
WorkSafe and the industry
wasneeded to gain insight
intowho wasbest placed in
thetransport and logistics
chain to improve health
“Therewas alsoalack of
understanding of which
likelytoimprove the health
workers. This meant there
that together we can
achieve better health and
safety outcomes for
workers in these sectors,”
Ms Cook said.
The research involved
research and initiatives,
It was carried out over 11
months between April 2020
andMarch 2021 andwas
designed to build on
industryand New Zealand
The 13 recommendations
to minimise vehiclerelated
harm across supply chains
represent amix of five
broad, enabling initiatives,
with eight targeting
specific areas of focus.
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all the partiesinfluencing
the supply chain’’.
typically harmis not the
behaviour but rather the
symptom of asystemthat is
not working well.”
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Opera singer thrilled with success
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
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
She had linkstoboth the winner
and third placed singersatthe contest
throughstudyingmusic at Otago
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
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.
singing jobs around the Dunedin
Olivia said her aim was to get paid
to sing and to forge acareer as a
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.
Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
Superstar show preparing to impress
Incredible vocals, top sound and
lighting and aprofessionalstandard
production areall set
be showcased when Variety
Theatre Ashburton stages Jesus
Christ Superstar later this
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
Both Farr andCastelow are
back in thetwo key roles and
JuliaBell is the choreographer.
three weeks away.
Roger Farr said the Jesus
Christ Superstar show wouldbe
top notch andaveryhigh
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’’
Although ajoint fundraiser
for Variety TheatreAshburton
and AshburtonTrust Event
Centre, the production would
not compromise on quality and
had abudget of $120,000, Mr
‘‘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
The costumes reflectthe
lighter and darker sides and
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
Therock opera is all about
songs and includes the classics
Superstar, Gethsemene and
Brent Gray tries on his Pontius
Thecast of 65 includes an onstage
choir of 19,anensemble of
18 and the 12 apostles.
Seven shows of Jesus Christ
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between August 30 and
September 5. Ticketsfrom the
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Compensation, management concerns
will likely be leftwith hundreds
of thousands of dollars worth of
flooddamage on his
Winchmorefarm; it's left abad
He predicts after thehalfamilliondollar
from thelateMay flood will see
him left with$1m loss of income
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
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
They were able to move them
out of harm's way. Butitwas a
Thetorrent of water flowed
on to grassedpaddocks and
ripped apart fencing, laneways,
and anything not tied down.
pivot were buggered, he said.
Branches and rocks were
got up to aroundtwometres
high at peak.
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
district sincethe event.
It was abrief stop,but Mr
Rooney was able to voice his
“The more peoplethatsee
the cockup (of alack of river
management) thebetter,” he
said afterwards. It was
Alot of work has been done in
the pastnineweeks by those on
farm, those broughtin, andwith
the added help of volunteers.
diggerswere still working in
the riverbed alongside the
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.
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.
Themilkingshedis still out
of action but calving has
started, so theyhave
temporarily farmed cows out
milking in their ownshed by the
end of the week.
Numbersinthe herd had
been reduced with someleased
outtemporarily, and another 90
older cows soldtohelpreduce
The farm will be able to use
100 ha out of 170haonce the
cows were back. Environment
Leigh Griffiths said ECan had a
mandate to maintain flood
protection assets for properties
It includedprotection works
groynes, spurs and other
plantings associated with river
erosion, drainage andflood
protection as well as ongoing
‘‘We areconfident that our
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
designed for, outofriverflows
‘‘This was an unprecedented
weather event with both long
andintense periods of rainfall.
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.
Dairies, wasone of those farmers. He
said protection works in the riverbed
were only nowbeingdonedue to the
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
“It’s actuallyjustmanaging what
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
Ravensdown scientificofficer Will
Talbot spoke aboutmanaging
sediments and getting land,now
coveredinsilt sediment, backtoits
sedimentmeant it wasalow organic
material with no structure anditwas
importanttomix it withhigh organic
Soiltesting, as well as fertiliser and
lime needs,was highly recommended.
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The usual sounds of
lunchtime fun at
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
Owners Club Mid
Canterbury, said they
positive vibe with the kids
‘‘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
then Ashburton College.
‘‘Thepupils lovedit, and
Tuainekore Strickland (left) and Junior Tungata check out avintage Mustang.
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the teachers were into it as
‘‘I would say Ihave had
the two previous school
visitscombined, the kids
have been polite and
showed alot of interest,’’
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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Marlborough,Tasman, West Coat,
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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
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
The morepeople thathelpedthe less
everyone had to do as the workloadwas
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
The role includedFacebook and
socialmedia promotion, informing the
community of the variety of workshops
they offered likethe upcoming post
natal depression workshop on the
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
The workshop is being held at the
parentcentre rooms, in the Netherby
Shopping Centre on Chalmers Ave,
parenteducation and support to all
parents in the community in arelaxed
space and the centreplanned to hold
more workshops, facilitated by
The AshburtonParents Centrewere
always lookingfor more volunteers so
they could openmorehours and
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.
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Photo: Michelle Boelyn
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
Physicalactivity leaders (PALs)
from Hampstead School
enjoyed arugby league treat
when representatives from the
League Clubvisited lastFriday.
The PALs, numbering around
50, areYear5and 6students
who encourageand help fellow
students take part in sport and
They were split into two
teams and the flag waving
Abernethyand Francis Ula.
Each teamhad its ownchant.
Students were taken through
an indoorquiz by Warriors
community relations manager
Petrece Kesha,who was
capability and eventsmanager
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
game day andjust one day off,
Students were toldaboutthe
importance of sleep, hydration
and eating right.
correctly were given prizes,
including water bottles.
Therugby league roadshow
also visited Netherbyand
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Deaths Deaths Deaths Deaths
EALAM, Margaret, (nee
O’Reilly), of Alexandra, died
27 July 2021 at Dunedin
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
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
0n July19th 2021.
Passed away peacefully at
home, Doncaster, South
Dearly lovedfather and fatherin-law
of Ian and Stephanie
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
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
96 Tancred Street, Ashburton.
Phone 307 8317
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,
At Karen’s request a private
family service has been held
in her garden.
027 637 1229
STODDART, Janice Margaret
(Jan) (nee Prichard), on
August 2nd, 2021. Peacefully
at home, Ashburton,
surrounded by her loving
family. Inher 70th year. Dearly
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,
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
the Seafield Lawn Cemetery,
STODDART Janice (Jan):
Dearly loved daughter ofthe
late Colwyn and Margaret
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
So dearly missed. Forever in
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
3March 1928 -3July 2021
Amanda, Nicky, Tony &
Mitchell wish to sincerely
thank everyone for their
support and sympathy
following the death of amuch
lovedMum and Nana.
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cards, flowers, visits and
baking and to the many who
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10 Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
Principal back after
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.
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
Manywere also taking agood
hard look at NCEA Level 1.
Mr Preece said LincolnHigh
Schoolhad doneaway with
Level 1last year and Christ
He said times were changing
and schools needed to better
prepare students for amore
Students needed to be
resilient, good oral
communicators and work better
learning’’ was less relevant
Staff, students and the
community needed to
understand why change was
neededand then the challenge
was to introduceit.
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
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
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
Mr Preece said no decision
on whether NCEA Level 1
wouldstay or go at Ashburton
College would be made until
the findings of anational
He said many education
systems around the world did
not feature threeyears of high
stakesassessments like New
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
Silver for Dyke
Dyke wonsilverinthe New
Zealand women's eightboat at
Dyke,who went to Mayfield
School and later to Craighead
Diocesan HighSchool in
Timaru, teamed up with Ella
Kelsey Bevan, Grace
Prendergast, Kerri Gowler,
coxswain Caleb Shepherd.
NewZealand teamthat won
the2019 world championship
Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
New video installation at gallery
Anew exhibition of video
works has opened at 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
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
‘‘I have been quite decisive
about what it is Iamgoing to
beingwith that animal over an
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
creating her own films,
Gaylene also runsthe Barnes
Family Farms business with
her brother at Highbank near
Funds for Trott’s,
In its latest fundingroundthe
Community Trust of Mid &
South Canterbury has given
$150,000 to Trott’s garden
towards the purchase of land
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
The trust’s goal is to support
and grow strong, resilient and
inclusive communities through
opportunities and participation
in education and learning
gardens, wild garden areas,
sustainability and meaningful
community developed events
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
“Sharplin Falls is alocally
treasureddestination and is
extremely popular with both
locals and tourists.
‘‘This is atreasured
community assetand there is
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).
Thenine animals chosenfor
theworkare split in to three
elemental categories; earth,
Asheep,cow and pig for
earth, an eel, worm andfrog
forwater, and chickens,bees
Thegulls were her favourite
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
Durations runs untilAugust
for park concert
including Julia Bell, Nikita
Hyde, Libby Higson, Brian
Taylorand Chris Woods, will
be amongthe performers at
Alive house band will
provide the music and
musicianshave booked in
their firstrehearsalsfor this
Ashburtonhad an amazing
amount of talented and top
entertainers and it was great
to be able to showcase that
talent, event promoter
“We are excitedtobeback
after ayear off last year and
we know the excitement
about the event isbuilding in
December 4had been
locked in andorganisers
were busy lookingat
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
running force behind
Christmas in the Park and is
supported by local
businesses, churches and
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.
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
Ashburton Bird Club is hosting its
long-running annualbird and
accessories sale on August28.
The sale will include birds, seed
and bird accessories likecages.
welcometoput birdsforward for
The9am until 1pmsale will be
held at the TinwaldMemorialHall
and entry is free.
Awellbeing talk in Ashburton on
August 12 will lookatthe five
different kinds of mindsets and how
to build ahealthy emotional home
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
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
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and also administers funds on
behalf of Creative New Zealandfor
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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 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
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
It was also wet when they
were born, but just too cold,
The Thomsonshave been on
the Windermere property for
It’s anine hectare block, with
around25sheep bred for
lambing in time to suit their
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
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
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
It showed the year ended
with apositive year for milk
production and farm
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
“For the 201920 season we
were fortunate to receive an
aboveaverage milk price of
$7.05 per kilogram milksolids,
which continued into the next
‘‘This enabled some farmers
to catchup on farm
maintenance and debt
repayment, while continuing
to invest in environmental
improvement onfarm,” Dr
“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
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.
increased to $5.31 per
(compared to 201819), which
is above the previous high of
$5.17 reported in 201314.
“Feed continues to be the
largestcost on New Zealand
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
good year, recording a35
percentincrease in operating
profit on the previous season
to $1050per hectare, while
faced withsimilar cost
changes, pricevolatility and
Side by side success
Roband Vincent Lobb
(pictured) havewon the2021
Ruralco Instore Days grand
prize abrand new Honda
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
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.
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
Cook Islands’Language Week
Kia Orana. This week is Cook Islands’ Language
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.
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.
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
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.
Etau te raveangaanga itana tutaki
Theworkerispaid according to his service.
If youworkhardyou will be rewarded
Teacher of English
Returned to College,
as Teacher of Food
Course Information Expo
To consider subjectchoices/selections for2022
Next Wednesday, 11 August 2021
(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, email@example.com)
Please Note: Forthcoming KeyEvents
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
º Time to help students write
(Note: UC applicationsare
due on 22 August)
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(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please indicate howmanypeople will attend
from your aiga/family/whanau
as this will allowustoplanthe catering forthe evening.
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
This milestone was met by Rangaikore following the Girls’Mid Canterbury
Combined game against Craighead Diocesan, in Ashburton atthe Celtic
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
PositiveOutcome at South Island Secondary
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
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
Theresults of DayOne placed the team in the topsixteen, setting them up
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.
The team earned the very creditable 8th placing overall, from thirty-two
teams within the Combined Year 9and 10 Grade.
Leisel said the three days sawahuge effortfromall of the girls, who played
some awesome netball and showedalot of determination throughout the
Abig thank youisalso giventoall the parents and supporters who attended
the tournament, supporting the team.
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
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):
Will Watson, Zac Douglas,
(Pictured left, leftto
right): Junior skiers
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
Results for Tucker Trophywere as follows:
1st: Kayne Johnston
2nd: Parker Bradford
3rd: Charles Savage
3rd: Amelie Robertson
1st: Malachi Drye
2nd: Connor Duffell
3rd: William Wills
(Pictured right, leftand right):
Tucker Trophyaction –
Jorja Roulston (pictured left),
and Alia Forrester (pictured
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
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
As partofthe AshburtonCollege-
Rangiora High School Exchange
on Monday05July the team had
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
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
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
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
(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
Four teams represented College, each playing in AGrade, with some
tight battles fought which provided excitement for players and
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.
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
College referees for this day were: CatAnderson and
(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,
(Front row, left to right): Taylor Lamont, Yasmin Larry, Izzy Harris,
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
16 Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
New owners, fresh start in Methven
With new owners theMethven
Resort is looking ahead for a
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
Thecraft marketwas the idea
‘‘Ashburtonhas the farmers
marketsoIthought could we do
something here, is there aneed
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
‘‘There is great supportfrom
locals, its good to have it once a
month in Methven as some
peoplecan't make it to the
As well as themarket the
resort has other events
‘‘Wehavelots of exciting
things coming up like buffet
General manager Santana
Once amonth the buffet will
be themed on acountry of the
The resort willalso mark
world coconut day,world
dessert day,host aFather's Day
brunch andNew Years Eve
‘‘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
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
There was agood turn out at
the first art and craft market in
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 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,’’
The show will start at 6pmon
August 27 with adisplay of
fireworksand an official
switching on of the light
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
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
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
Twenty pupils fromSt
among600 pupils from25
Diocese who willconverge on
the Christchurch Town Hall
tomorrow totake part in a
daylong celebration of
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
It willbebe similar to a
‘Last Night of The Proms’ and
audience participation and
contributions from individual
school choirs andyoung
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Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
Helping fight against cancer
Relay forLifeshows cancer
patientsand their families the
community cares about them,
Mr Argylehas beenatthe
helm of theCancer Society
New Zealand board since
And asboard presidentheis
making sure the board is doing
all it cantoachieve the
society’s vision to reducethe
cancernationwide. It is atwo
He said the Cancer Society
faced many challenges but two
which stood out were
inequities in the provision of
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.’’
servicesprovided by the
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
‘‘Relay certainly contributes
to our fundraising but one of
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
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
Anumber of new tutors will
offertheir skills and
knowledgeinareas like printmakingand
return tutors will focus on
paverpol sculptures, Oamaru
stone carving and soap
You now can enrol on the
Josh Woods linking
watched by Pim
Allen and Matt
express that care,’’ he said.
MrArgyle’s parents suffered
five different forms of cancer
His latemother Margaret
was fortunate to use th e
accommodation facilities of
Christchurch when she
‘‘As afamily we have always
been extraordinarily grateful
to theCancer Society for the
support that she received,’’ he
‘‘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
Theevent, on October 16,
has alreadydrawn 44 team
entriesbut many more were
‘‘It really is awonderful
community event and Iwould
encourage all those whoare
able to attendtoparticipate,’’
In histime at thehelm of the
board meetings, was in regular
contact withCancer Society
New Zealand chief executive
LucyElwood andhad been
Zealand; Ms Elwood,along
visited thestaff at Cancer
‘‘Throughout thecountry I
have metpeoplewho are
committed to doing all that
they can for the benefitof
roles of thesociety including
research, advocacy on such
issues as SmokeFree NZ,
improved cancerservices, and
patient support,’’ he said.
OUT AND ABOUT
Hakatere Ceramic and Pottery is
hostingabingo fundraiser at the
Doors openat6pm andthe first
house is 7pm.There will also be
food and raffles.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Then there arecommitteemeetings as
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
Jason’s pies win again
Tinwaldtrained bakerJason Danielsonis
once againamong thecountry’s best pie
Danielson, whoisbased in Wanaka and
head bakeratKai PaiBakery, had hisbest
resultatNew Zealand’s premierBakels
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
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
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
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,"
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
Mayor Neil Brown comment
Time to nominateour
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
Our district is full of people who
selflesslygive theirtimeand energy
to makeadifferenceinthe lives of
others. Somehave beendoing it
fordecades, others bringaspecial
project to fruition.
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
and nominatethem forthe 2021
All volunteerscontribute, connect
and give their time, andwethank
you foryour mahiwhetheritisbitesized,
But there arespecial people, groups
or organisations out therewhose
efforts needtoberecognised by the
communities who really appreciate
have four categories: the Mayor’s
Awardfor public service, the
Ashburton Medal, CivicAwardsand
Nominations must bereceived by 20
August. Recipients will be selected
by apanel of fivecouncillors,
including myself,and invited to a
about how to nominatean
importantvolunteer person or
group in your life.
$2.3m contract awarded
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
Ashburton District Mayor NeilBrown said
the roads had anumber of failures that
"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
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
The rehabilitation work will be carried
out over two years atthe following sites,
though timeframes may be affected by
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
Thursday,5August 2021 |ISSUE 40
Staff at theAshburton Public Library
are organising a special set of
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
withtheir chosen books. Thefirst slots are
at 4pm and the last at 7.20pm.
The event is at the library, wheretea and
Anyone who would like tobepart of the
LocalLivesevent canemail library@adc.
govt.nz, phone 3087192 or call in to the
Individualsand groups with
upcoming projects in theheritage,
creativecommunities or community
event space are being invited to
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,
can also be in the form of an exhibition
Applications opened for all three
categories last week and willbeaccepted
For further inquiries, contact Council on
307 9646 or email email@example.com
primed forspring growth
One of the newmowersinuse by the OpenSpacesteam.
Anew tractor andfour newmowers
will create significant efficiencies
this spring when the grass growing
The new equipment, which includes a
Trimax Pegasus mower that is6mwide,
will mean grass can bemowed at the
Ashburton Domain and other reserves
Community Services Group Manager
Steve Fabish said the new mowers cover
moreareawhichfrees up staff to focuson
“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
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
It’sbeenalmost 10 weeks since the bigrain
event, which caused the Ashburton River
and Hinds River to break out and flood
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
“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.
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
“Staff are really excited to have this new
equipment forthe coming spring mowing
“The mowers will help them keep the
Four old mowers that arebeing retired will
be disposed of in accordancewith Council
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.
work on its Canterbury Flood Recovery
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
• WINSLOW WILLOWBY ROAD,from
to approximately 500mfromthe
intersection with StateHighway 1
Period of Closure: From 9.00am until
5.00pm on Saturday, 04 September
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
and the grounds fortheir objection in
writing by post or email tothe Council,
4.00PM,Friday 06 August 2021.
Group Manager InfrastructureServices
REMEMBER TO FLUSH
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
We recommendthissimple precaution
forall households, including thoseon
public andprivate watersupplies.
contributions from and achievements
by individuals and organisations with
the Ashburton District through its
Nominations arenow open andforms
canbeobtained fromthe Council
All nominations aretreatedas
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Netball grant given to foothills school
Mt Somers Springburn School
canstepontothe court with
confidence this seasonafter
beingawarded an ANZ netball
ANZ givesnetballclubs and
teams throughout the country a
chancetoapplyfor agrant to
help them advance their
training andput their best foot
forward on game day.
netball last year, many families
faced financial pressure and
kids risked missingout onthe
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
Singleton, (front from
left) Peyton Fews, Rose
Chapman and Molly
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
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
Three of Mrs Oliver’s
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
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
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
CCS has spreadthe word with
other services working with
Mrs Tasker said while the new
session is aimed at disabled
members of the community,
othersare welcome to attend
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
already been running.
Sessions nowtake place at
9.30am and 6pm every
time at EA Networks Centre.
There is a$2per person, per
game charge and people can
just turn up to play.
Div1Women Monday 9Aug
6.00 pm Hampstead v
Wakanui (K McIntyre, JGray)
7.30 pm Methven vTinwald (C
Div 1Men Tuesday 10 Aug
Black (S Mealings, BGray)
7.30pmWakanui White v
Allenton (C Watson,SMuir)
Kwik Sticks Wednesday 11
Aug 3.45pmAllenton v
(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
Div 2Men, Tinwald Div2Men)
SSL Girls Div 1
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
SSL BoysDiv 1MaristPark
@StBedes College 5.50 pm
Ashburton College 1st XI v
School 2ndXI (Umpires
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)
Celtic win Watters Cup
Celtic seniors have won the
2021 Luisetti Seeds Watters
Cup in atightly foughtgame
against Tarbotton Landand
CivilSouthern at Ashburton
finalscore was 2520.
Canterbury Rugby Union
named the squadfor the
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
Will MacKenzie, Cullum
Burrell, Eric Duff, George
Williams (Southern); Harvey
Celtic with the ball against Southern during WattersCup final.
PHOTO GRAHAM SHAW
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).
Mid Canterbury United’s senior team
struggled to break down aresolute
on Saturday and went down30.
Missing hotshot strikerLuke Martin,
the homesidebattled well but lacked
creativity in thefinalquarter of the
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
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
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
N/S 1st Ruth Logan &Ann Gilbert, 2nd
David Fisher & George Brown, 3rdBruce &
E/W 1st Sue Smith &Lynnette Adams ,
2nd Pauline Scott &Mervyn Jones ,3rd Allison
&Chris Lovelock Tuesday Evening–July 27th,
N/S 1ST Pat Jordan &Peter Wilson, 2nd
Judith Edmond &Maree Moore, 3rd =Trish
Small &John Fechney and Sue Rosevear &
E/W 1st Rewa Kyle &Mike Holdaway ,2nd
Jim Rooney & Bill Kolkman , 3rd Audrey
Rooney &Linda Baker
Wednesday Afternoon- July 28th, Brabant
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
N/S 1st Ian Doel & Audrey Rooney,
2ndEvelyne Taylor &Peter Wilson ,3rd Jim
Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
Rooney &Linda Baker E/W 1st David Sewell
&Debbie Seddon-Sewell, 2nd Peter &Trish
Downward ,3rd Trish &Maurice Small
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.
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
Women, with anett score of 33.5: Janice
Dunlop, Chris Anderson, Wendy Smith and
On 5th August -Flowers @the Gate best
nett and 12th August-Sega Golf best nett and
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
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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
investigate allaspects of the
freshwater life of eels, and had
also donesome work at sea with
His eel research hadtaken to
anumber of centralCanterbury
rivers and he had also
trout, flounder and bullies.
He hadalso beeninvolvedin
commercial projects for hydro
andirrigation companies and
Dr Jellyman hails from
Blenheim and spent his August
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.
‘‘I retired nine years ago but I
work oneday aweekfor NIWA
and my son is my boss these
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
Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
Drop in spending
due to covid
$283million between2019 and
according to new research
looking at the impactsof
by academics from Lincoln
University, University of New
England and NorthWest
University in SouthAfrica,
looked at the impact of
the urban Christchurch
population on the widerregional
economic effects of the
consequences in employment
in connected, but
throughthe economic value
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
While there was some
additional spending evidentin
the form of pentup demand
ended,the economic impactof
asignificant amount of
‘unspent'money during the
lockdown remained months
after,the study found.
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
of gravel construction on top.
Thompsons Track will be
widened from6.5m to 8m seal
width and Arundel Rakaia
Gorge Road will be widened
rehabilitationwork wasdue to
take two years.
28 Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
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
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
autumn,broad beans can be
germinate at very low
temperatures. Onionscan still
be sown,ifsoil conditions
Hoe around springcabbages
in thegarden to stir soil
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
(Tetragonia expansa),which is
notatrue spinach, growsbest
in the hottest,driest monthsof
the year. Frosttender, its seed
October.The plants spread
quickly, andtrailing growths
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
cooked before eating.
grown from cuttings takennow
or by splittingthe plants and
growing therooted piecesin
theopen garden. Forcuttings,
slice stemsimmediately below
Plant in sandy soil andkeep
shelteredfor afew weeks.
before putting in thesoil.
rhododendrons will bestarting
to flower, awelcome successor
to small bulbs, such as
Slugs can be amenace in
spring, so check for these pests
underspreading plants. Add
them to the compostbin.
Ground prepared in autumn
forfruittree planting should
be in perfectorder forputting
in young trees.They are best
planted by theend of this
Do not letgrass grow upto
thestem of afruit tree but keep
an areaofclear soil aroundthe
base. To prevent codlin moth
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attacks walnuts andpears,as
well as apples, acodlin moth
male moths to itsstickypad can
be used. Hard pruning will
encourage fresh growthinfruit
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Visitors to the annual
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treated to magnificent
displayof floral art
designing on Saturday.
The competition was
hosted by theGeraldine
secretary Liz Chapman
said they were thrilled
entries in both sections
withseven entries in
the novice sectionand
ten in the open section
from clubs throughout
Designing in winter is
always achallenge but
competitorsrose to the
portrayed the title
‘Artistic Energy’ with
The variedstyles and
concepts showed the
diversity of theart form.
Floral Art Society of
impressed with the
overall standard of design and
especially the novice section.
‘‘They will hold their own
anywhere in thecountry,’’ she
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
Geraldine Floral Art Club
Open Class results:
1st Jenny Buchanan, of
Geraldine Floral Art Club
2nd (andBest use of Texture
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3rd equal BarbaraWatt, of
North Otago Floral Art Club,
GeraldineFloral Art Club.
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
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
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?
understandingofthe so called
Big Bangisfar from complete
or satisfactory. What was there
before theBig Bang? What
powered it? Where didthe
material comefrom? Could it
from nothing? Hardly science.
how lifeonthis planetbegan.
The MillerUry experiments of
mixing chemicals did produce
those who have Rainbow people
in their liveslikefriends and
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.
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
solution. Suicide, addictions,
meaninglessnessall come into
thiscategory. Jesus said,
“Cometomeall you who are
weary and burdened, and Iwill
found the reality of Jesusin
the followersofJesusmust do
their part to help people even
if it is acosttothemselves. But
some of thesesituations are
deep rootedand beyond
followers pray.Sowill it die
out? Probablynot while these
questions remain. It might get
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
DavidHyslop is with the
Assembly of Godchurch
meeting inthe Hakatere
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Last NovemberRural Women
NZ passedtwo remits creating
theNational Project ‘O is for…’
Thecharities we are
supporting forthisproject are
Cure Our OvarianCancer,
globalresearch on ahard to
treatovarian cancer; K9MD,to
improve thehealth of all New
Zealanders by using specially
trained dogs working in a
environment to assistinthe
Talk Peach, which informs New
Zealanders on gynaecological
disease and connects and
supports those whoare
At theRegion 2regional
conference held recentlyin
on her journey of being
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
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if you can.
Talk to yoursisters, mothers,
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maybe it may inspire them to
learnmore aboutthese silent
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The next meeting of Mid
Canterbury ProvincialRWNZ is
the AGM on August 13 at the
Senior Centre, 206Cameron
Street, Ashburton, starting at
Ashburton Writers’ Group
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
ceremony was held at the
The assignment for the
meeting was ‘In This
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
The instant exercise was
broken street lights. Some of
the subjects writtenabout were
call, noise outside window, ball
games,cricket ball, alleyway
footsteps, broken glass, curtain
twitches, walk of shame,
The meeting concluded at
Ashburton County Lions
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.
members, two visitors who have
recently moved to Ashburton,
andLions District Governor
Members enjoyedameal and
fellowship, this meetingbeing
an opportunity for members to
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
President Carolyn (1917/18 )
was presented with a
“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.
the monthly informal luncheon
at Taste Cafe and also wenttoa
Movie night. Tail twisting
brought themeeting to aclose.
The Toastmaster, Phil, asked
us to consider what future
function. Adi's word of the
evening was‘‘imminent’’ which
gave the meeting asense of
Hugh delivered avery
ovationfrom those in
attendance. Jamie's table topics
required everyone to become
retirees of why they should
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.
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
Figures fromthe Human Rights Commission
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
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
President Robertcongratulated Bill Doak,
Ron Paterson and Joe Butchard in receiving
theirMelvin JonesFellowship Award at last
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
They will do apresentation of theirtrip for
us on Thursday, September16at7:30pm at
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
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
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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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
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
• Positive attitude
• Beable to work in ateam environment
Please send your C.V.and covering letter to:
Applications close on Tuesday 10th August 2021
Trainee Concrete Placer
Full-time permanent position
•Company health scheme
•Highly respected local company
•Monday to Friday, Saturdays optional
Contact Martyn Wheeler, General Manager
0274 508 196 or email email@example.com
Paveco Ashburton Ltd
13 Robinson Street, Ashburton
Part time/ casual Hours: 10am –2pm (negotiable)
Fitand able to assist whereneeded
in factory environment.
-Must have first aid.
-Able to followhealth and safetyprocedures.
Maylead to morework/hours in the future.
03 308 1850
Mitre 10MEGA Ashburton has three vacancies
to join their InwardsGoods team.
•Full time (40 hours) with aTuesday–Saturday
•Full time (40 hours) Monday-Friday
•Permanent part-time (16 hours) days can be
The roles will include computerised entry of
stock and other InwardsGoods duties.
Thesuccessful applicantwill need the following
• 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
If youthink youare the person we arelooking
for: Please email your C.V.and covering letter
stating which position youare applying forto:
Applications close on Monday 9th August 2021
Super Liquor Ashburtonislooking
• 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
Afull time position has become available in our
Panel and Paintshop foraQualified Spray Painter.
• Good work ethics
• Have ahigh standardindetail and finish
• The abilitytoworkunsupervised
• Toworkinateam and meet production deadlines
• NZresidencyorvalid NZ work visa
Please send resume and coverletter to
Bus and Truck Body Work Ltd
PO Box51, Ashburton7740
Phone Keith on 0274 274 007 or 307 0378
ROOF COATINGS: All roof
types, specializing in
Decramastic and Long Run
Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep
roofs not a problem. —
Position at Huntingdon,
027 326 8305
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
• 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
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,
Applications close 5pm Sunday, 22August 2021.
If you have any questions regarding this role please contact
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
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
•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
•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:
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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.
Skills and Experience Requirements
• •Good attitude andcommunication
• •Ability to pass adrug test
• •Full Driving Licence
To apply forthe this position please contactBen Kruger via email –
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
027 297 7563.
Phone Jo on 027 627 2678
EmploymentSolutions –LocalKnowledge–National Reach
DRY Bluegum firewood;
3.6m 3 $450. or 1.8m 3
$250.00. Free delivery
within 30km of Ashburton.
Contact Dave 0274 920
$140 PER CORD
C.O.D. in town
Malcolm McDowell Rd
BUSINESS FOR SALE
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
FRANCHISE FOR SALE IN
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.
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
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
‘Free of Charge’
Bruce McIlroy Limited
309MethvenHighway, Ashburton 7776
Tel: 03 3087282 •E:firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUE HEELER Pups for
sale. Ph 021 848 457
17 Grey St,Ashburton
Phone 307 2707
WANTED TO BUY
ASHBURTON Scrap Metal
Recyclers buy heavy metal
etc. Free light-grade metal
in-yard dumping 9am-5pm
Saturdays. 117 Alford Forest
PlaceMakers). Phone 03
308 8033 or 027 249 6625.
BOOKS, LP Records, C.D’s.
Phone 03 324 2999 and
Foto News, Vol.1 No’s1-9,
Vol.2 No’s1-8. Also Canterbury
Racing Friday Flash and
Phone Darcy 03 348 1783.
MEADOW Hay. Small bales
for sale, shed stored. $8.
per bale. Ph 027 602 4885
PIGS: Baconers, sell. 5-6
months old. Bacon or Ham
you choose. Can arrange
processing. Ph 027 486
Ideal as an extra
double glazed forwarmth.
Large 4.2m x2.4m
Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.
Visit our displaycabin
418WestStreet or callfor a
MOBILITY Scooter, CTM-
HS559, still under warranty,
used once. $3,000 ono.
Phone 307 8850
separate garage and small
sleepout for removal/relocation.
Large open plan
living area, 3 bedrooms.
Enquiries Ph 027 543 7632.
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.
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
Call us for a
Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
Small LPG cylinders
Off Street Parking
Arthur Cates Ltd
26 McNally Street
Ph 308 5397
Riverside Industrial Estate
mending and trouser hemming,
and curtain making. Call
Michelle on 027 352 7248.
BUILD work to do? Contact
Kiwi Building and Maintenance
Renovations, New builds.
Phone Cawte 027 418
CARPET Cleaning. Powerful
equipment and fast drying.
Upholstery, mats and rugs.
pruning, fertilising, projects
or general spruce ups? Call
Andrew at Spruce Gardens
to get the job done right.
027 765 2899 or 03 307
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
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
COMPUTER repairs, sales,
training, setup wirelessnetworks,
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
DRIVEWAYS, Patios and
Paths, Plain Concrete, Coloured
Concrete or Exposed
Paveco, 13 Robinson
Street. 100% local. Phone
307 6466 for aquote.
ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,
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
Keys/locks, sliding and bifold
door roller repairs.
Mobile service. Call Nigel at
Doors and More. Ph 027
FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER
A NEW LOOK
Existing kitchens, doors,
The Finishing Company
03 307 8870 2390661
PAINTER for all your painting
needs. No job too small,
inside or outside. Professional
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.
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.
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.
Ben Kruger 021 808 739 or 308 4380
38 Ashburton Courier, August 5, 2021
L2D Driver Training
Teaching driving skills
and road craft
Allstages –beginner to full
Block booking discounts
027 543 7632
URGENT CARE CLINIC
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111
Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal
hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,
to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou
free health advice on what to do or where to go if you
If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any
GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.
All non-residents and visa holders please bring your
New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.
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.
East Street will be open on ...
Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm
Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm
At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open
normal trading hours during the week,and on
Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice
Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116
CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755
03 308 9516
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
To meet, please call
0800 446 332
and quote code 63
PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
Call in atalk to the people who know . . .
Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs
&maintenance. Kerrick hot &cold waterblasters &industrial vacuumcleaners.
Esseti welders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.
Locally owned &operated family business for 68 years
South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147
Email email@example.com FREEPHONE 0800 452 522
E- firstname.lastname@example.org 62c Dobson Street,Ashburton
P-(03) 307 2409 Anytime 24/7
-Alarm Response and Patrols
-Alarm and CCTV Installation
-Alarm and CCTV Servicing
-Data and Networking
- Fire Extinguishers
- Key Cutting
Ashburton’sonly100%locally owned and operatedsecuritycompany
Ecumenical Day of Reflection
Saturday, 7th August 2021
9.45am – 3pm
Ashburton Parish Centre
Cnr Winter and Burnett Streets
Speaker: Kirsten Challies
Spiritual Director & Retreat Leader
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
An established supportgroup in
Ashburtonfor men and their families
who areliving with adiagnosis and
treatmentfor prostate cancer.
Partners arealso welcome to attend
CO-ORDINATOR: Doug Collie 027 510 0556
Tuesday, 10 August at 3.00pm
Mackenzie Centre,122 Kermode St,Ashburton
Formoreinformation call 0800 477 678
Organised by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ
111 PIECE 1/4" &1/2"
90T METRIC &SAE
Check out all this qualityand
exclusiveset has to offer!
Dr Christopher McGrath
PhD(Otago), MSc, DO(UK)
musculoskeletal care for your pain
Consulting Osteopath, Ashburton
Appointments/contactthrough web site
021 0222 6378
Enquiries to Khursheed.M.J.022 302 3600
Ashburton Speedway Association (Inc)
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WILL BE HELD AT THE CLUBROOMS
SEAFIELD ROAD –ASHBURTON
on Sunday 8th August 2021, 2pm
--- Business ---
•Presentation of life members
•Election of officers and committee
•Appointment of grade reps
•Setting subscriptions and fees for coming year
Nominations for officers and committee and
name of grade reps to be received by the
Secretary at email@example.com
by the 5th August 2021
Look out foryour
Thurs 5th &Fri 6th
10.00 Queen Bees
10.00 Antoinetteinthe Cevennes
11.45 Jungle Cruise
12.00 TheSuicide Squad
Sat7th &Sun 8th
10.00 Spirit Untamed
11.40 Spacejam 2
11.40 Jungle Cruise
Snake Eyes GI Joe Origins
Jungle Cruise,Queen Bees,
body’s own natural
Pain relief/Speeds recovery
from illness, injury and surgery.
•Noneedles/safe for all ages
•Home visits on request
Ph 308 6951
HOSPICE Mid-Canterbury -
Here when you need us. If
you or someone you care
about has a life limiting
illness, phone 307 8387 or
027 227 8387
St John’s rooms,
Committee members –
THE KITTYHAWK Hangar
Trust advises their AGM
will be held on Wednesday
18th August, 2021, at
7.30pm in the Mid-
Rooms, Ashburton Aerodrome.
I. Begbie, President
WHAT better place for a
public notice than Ashburton’s
The Courier! Simply
clip the form for a run-on
advert like this or telephone
us on 308 7664 if you
require adisplay advertisement.
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QUALITY USED VEHICLES
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AWD, cruise control,
cam chain, 58,000kms
• 1345cc, petrol
2012 TOYOTA AQUA,1500cc, hybrid,auto, cam chain, ABS,
76,000 kms........................................................................................................................... $11,995
2013 TOYOTA SPADE, 1500cc, ABS, air con, cam chain,
53,100 kms........................................................................................................................... $10,995
2013 TOYOTA AQUA S,1500cc, auto, 2wheel drive, ABS, reverse camera,
2008 TOYOTA MARK X, 2400cc, 7seater, ABS, air con, S/W,89,000kms....................$9,995
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2010 MAZDAPREMACY, 2000cc, 7seats,auto, timing chain, 126,000kms............$9,995
2013 MAZDADEMIO13-SKYACTIVE,1300cc, air con, ABS,
cam chain, 96,600 kms......................................................................................................$9,995
2013 MAZDADEMIO13-A, 1300cc, auto, 5door, ABS, cam chain, 23,000kms.. $10,995
2009 MAZDAAXELA SPORT20S,2000cc, auto, ABS, body kit, 81,000kms......... $12,995
• 2400cc, petrol
• 8air bags
2014 SUZUKI SWIFTXG, 1200cc, cam chain, rear spoiler,air con, 76,556kms .. $10,995
• Cam chain
• Easyclose doors
2013 NISSAN SYLPHY, 1800cc, petrol sedan, cam chain, ABS, 18,984kms ...........$11,995
2014 NISSANTIIDALATIO, auto, idling stop,twin air bags,ABS,
4door, petrol,air con, 31,100kms................................................................................... SOLD
2012 NISSAN NOTE, 1200cc, auto, skyblue,ABS,
2015 NISSAN NOTE X, 1200cc,ABS,air con, camchain,
2013 NISSAN SYLPHY, 1800cc, 4door sedan, auto, ABS, aircon,48,000kms......$10,995
• 1300cc, petrol
• Air conditioning
• Body kit
2001 MITSUBISHIDION, 1500cc, hatchback,auto, ABS, air con..............................$4,995
2008 MITSUBISHIDELICAD5, 2400cc, auto, 8seater, ABS, 105,000kms................. SOLD
2008 HONDACRV ZX, 2400cc, 2WD,ABS, cam chain, 105,000kms............................ $10,995
2008 HONDAFIT RS, 1500cc, auto, hatchback,alloys,53,000kms............................. $10,995
2013 HONDACRV, 2400cc, 4WD,ABS,cam chain, air con, 79,000kms ...................... $20,995
2012 SUBARUIMPREZASPORT, 2.0I, 2000cc, 2WD, 5door,ABS, 87,310kms ......SOLD
2012 SUBARULEGACY,2500cc, auto, cruise control, ABS, 96,000kms............... $11,995
2013 SUBARUIMPREZASPORT, 2000cc, ABS, cam chain, cruise control,
2013 SUBARUOUTLOOK, 2500cc, 4X4, cruise control, reversecamera,
DUE TO ARRIVE
2012 SUBARU IMPREZA SPORT, 2000cc, Auto
2016 NISSAN TIIDA,1200cc, lowkms
2013 TOYOTA RACTIS,1500cc, hatchback
2012 NISSAN BLUEBIRD,1800cc, AA appraised
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We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivans available.Cars and 3trucks forsmall or big
loads also available.
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