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Retail MeatNew Zealand is
urging the governmenttoallow
Currently, underAlert Level
4, independent butchers are
only allowed to have
position unviable for many
Compounding the issue is
supermarkets are under
Netherby Meatsowner Mike
Hanson said initially this
lockdown was similartothe
last withitnot being clearat
the outset whatthey were and
were not allowed to do.
Therewas some clarification
when he was contactedbythe
Ministry for Primary
Industries(MPI) lastweek and
informed he couldopen for
online sales only and have a
clickand collect option for
customers to pick up their
Mr Hanson said havinglocal
butchersopen to the public
during lockdownwould help
spread the loadfor
‘‘We are asmall local
one or two in here at atime
with agood two meter distance
no worries,itwouldn't be
packed like asupermarket,’’ he
collect had been set up during
lockdown 2020 and had been
running since with regular
online orders eachweek.
When this lockdown was
announced Mr Hanson stayed
Meat us in the middle
Netherby Meats owner Mike Hanson(left) and store manager Rachel Lyon with some of their goods
ready to be picked up by click and collectcustomers.
openuntil 11pmthat evening to
helplocals get theirmeat
Staff have carried on
working through lockdown,
and spirits are high.
‘‘The staff are all good, our
guys are here from7am till
6pm, and if the lockdownis
click and collect and deliveries
in town as well,’’ he said.
There had beentalk of a
petition, but Retail Meat New
Zealand general manager
directly with government was
the bestway to keep the
“The reality for many of our
members is an extended
lockdown could sign the death
sentence for theirbusinesses.
The losses many of them
suffered during last years’
lockdown and awage subsidy
that –although greatly
appreciated –isonly asticking
plaster, we couldsee an
eventualitywhere many of
them don’t open up again,’’ she
‘‘The governmenthas to
consider the longtermimpacts
this will haveonfood security,
particularly for rural and
regional communities that rely
on theirlocal butcher to keep
“Our members acknowledge
that the whole country is
feeling the impacts of this
latestlockdown, but know they
can do their part to keep Kiwis
fed at atime of national crisis.”
said limiting butchers to online
booking and deliveries was not
‘‘Mostofour small butchers
and greengrocers simplydon't
have the delivery mechanisms,
or access to them, to
goods,’’ he said.
‘‘New Zealand butchers
operate in acovidlike
situation permanently, the
hygiene regimes are regularly
audited by Assure Quality, they
meet themor theyare out of
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Roads aconcern in survey
AshburtonDistrict Council’s overall
performance has improved according
to thelatest residents survey results,
butthere remains strong discontent
with thestate of thedistrict’s roading
network, and alsoless satisfaction
among rural people compared with
those in urban areas.
Theresults of the 2020/21 Annual
Residents Surveyshows 74 percent of
residentswere satisfied with council’s
overall performance, up from 69
percentinthe previous survey. The
Long Term Plan (LTP) targetis80
Satisfactionwithmayor Neil Brown
wasupfrom 78 percent to 89 percent
andfor councilstaff was up from 87
Oneareathat continues toscore low
is sealed roads. It scored 38 percent in
thelatest survey, up fromthe previous
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performance andcited by 47 percent of
Some 50 percentsaid theywanted
more spent on roading and22percent
saidless should be spent onthe
Mr Hooker said 92 percent of those
survey believed Ashburton was going
in the right direction, up from the
previous surveyresult of 84 percent.
He said rural respondents scored
lower thantheir urbancounterparts in
all areasexcept on thesubjectof
feeling asense of community.
Urban versus rural scores were 77
percent compared with 69 percent for
overall performance, 49 percent
roads, 70 percent compared with 59
percent forrates spend satisfaction
and 87 percent compared 68percent
for drinking watersupply.
Thefullsurvey results can befound
on the council website.
Preschool to rise from courts
Phoenix Preschool is moving to anew
build plannedatthe Ashburton
The preschool is set to take flight
with work on anew purposebuilt
facility expectedtostart soon.
The move will take thepreschool
from its current location on Walnut
Avenuetoanew siteonthe corner of
The MinistryofEducation will
manage theprojectand will fund it as
areplacement preschool on alikeforlikebasis.
Local business Bradford Building
is in charge of the build andPhoenix
will use accumulated funds to make
Phoenix Preschoolboard chair
Kylie Grieve said it was exciting
times and the start of anew era.
‘‘We’re finally there after along
consentprocess andwecan’t wait to
see things get started.’’
She said the new site had been
reclassifiedfor early childhood
educationand work wasexpected to
start once the current lockdown has
Atentative finish date was March
next year and the preschool would
operate on its current site until then.
Phoenix had been at that site for 37
years, but themovewould mean a
Phoenix Preschool children and staff check out the new building site.
brand new facility and more space.
The newpreschool will be built on
onenetballcourt, anotherwill be
used for theoutdoor playareaand a
third will offer roomfor future
The area in front of the netball
pavilion will provide adedicated
parking area for preschool parents
dropping children off.
MrsGrieve saidPhoenix was taking
theopportunity to extendits capacity
to 50 childrenand had much of the
funds neededfor enhancements to
Enhancements include aseparate
staff/noncontact room,office space
for thecentremanager, reception
area and an extended sleep room for
under three yearolds.
She said thefundraisingcommittee
was already committed to helping
raise further funds for the
development of theoutdoor area.
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Essential workers help the community
While most of thecountry
hunkered down at homefor
anotherlevel 4lockdown, our
essentialworkers battle on,
making surethe community is
fed,fuelled and safe.
its community during
floods isolating the suburb
lockdown was announced
there was briefinitial panic
fromthe public, butaftertwo
daystheywere not strippedof
stock like the lastlockdown.
She saidher staffwere
coping verywell and knowing
helping themcope better.
‘‘Weall haveour moments
where we wishwecould be off
being abletohelp people,
we’re allhere doingour best.’’
There was asteady streamof
‘‘People are getting what
theyneed, supplies are
coming all thetime,thereare
willtake until early next week
The supermarket continues
The staff at Tinwald SuperValue remain positive during the latest lockdown.
to manage stock levels and
wasnew at theend of the last
lockdown, its great to see
have many older customers
whophone in orders whom we
aresopleased to be ableto
Bread andmilk sell outfast
each dayand breadcan take a
fewdays to be replenished.
appreciated themany positive
‘‘Ithelpsall our staff keep
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Ashburton Public Library coding club members Alexia Nassif, 11, Meja Besande,10, and Linken Binstead, 11, with Ashburton Museum archivist Connor Lysaght, at rear.
PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS
Coding club kids games showcased
Budding programmers, from
Ashburton Public Library’s
microbytes and megabytes
coding clubs, have taken their
afterschool learning to anew
They have created computer
games for anyone to access.
Around 30 coders from two,
onceaweek microbyte and
megabyte sessions, led by
children’s librarian Jonathan
Nixon, came together at the
Ashburton Museum last week
(before lockdown), to showcase
their gaming work creations to
There were also staff present
from the Ashburton District
Council communications team
and the museum.
The young coders had been
learning how to program their
own games using Microsoft
Makecode Arcade, afree online
program which worked with the
computer hardware at the
library. Most had experience
with blockbased visual
programming language and the
Scratch website, but some were
new to coding.
The showcase at the museum
was the final session in their
current learning and gave them
achance to hear from adults;
Alex Tomov (council) and
Connor Lysaght (museum),
working in careers where
coding was used.
They also got to play the
games created by their coding
The games, put on to mobile
kitronic arcade systems, had
titles such as Fire Ball
Platformer, Good at Games,
Puzzle, Fire Bone, Dino Attack,
Shark vs Dog.
They will all be available for
play at the library on acleverly
crafted Pi box put together by
Mr Nixon and his team and
viewed on abig screen
television. And also available
for any library user through the
Ashburton District Council
website, under the Ashburton
Public Library section, he said.
Next term the groups will
start at alevel playing field with
anew component of learning in
the planning stages.
Connor, who has made 2D and
3D games using the similar drag
and drop code being explored
by club members, started using
Game Maker 7when he was a
similar age as club members; he
is now in his early 20s, but still
remembers the demon blobs
and blue jewel collectors he
created in one of his first games.
He has used Blender game
software and Unity game engine
to develop 2D and 3D games.
His skills have progressed
and he made his Hakatere Hack
game using Unity for an
Ashburton Museum exhibition
three years ago. It uses gaming
graphics mixed with real
historical photographs taking a
multichoice question and
answer tour around the Mid
Canterbury district. It can still
be found on Google Play.
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The Canterbury Mayoral Forum,
which includesAshburton District,
is seeking apause to the proposed
Three Waters Reforms.
Theyhavewritten to the Minister
of Local Government to formally
request apause to the current
The reform proposes to transfer
deliveryofThree Waters services
entities across New Zealand.
CanterburyMayoral Forum chair
Sam Broughton,who is mayor of
SelwynDistrict, said theforum had
taken the step because it has
“The mayoral forum urges the
pause to come into effect now and
remainin place until the new water
service regulator Taumata Arowai
is properly established, thereis
clarity about the proposed
economic regulator, and the
standards and approach from each
is clearlyunderstood,’’ he said.
‘‘Webelieve this is essential in
order to properly and authentically
engage with ourcommunities on
TheThree Waters reform
decision for councils
and communities, and it was
crucial that communitiesare
providedwith enoughtime to
engage meaningfullyand genuinely
with the process and better
understandthe implications of the
The forum also acknowledged
that the reform process was being
other significant reform processes,
including areview into the future
for local government.
Apause in the ThreeWaters
reform process would allow more
time to considerthe kindofThree
Waters modelthat mightbest
supportthe futurefor local
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Ashburton couple, Tony and
Christine Todd, have been
glued to theirtelevision set
andwatching on proudly as
sonMikerollsout to playfor
the Wheel Blacks at the Tokyo
Mike and six other
wheelchair athletes in the
teamwereset to make their
paralympic debut against
United State ofAmerica
Mike,44, was bornwith
neurological condition that
effects all limbs.
He wasintroduced to
He made his Wheel Blacks
debut against Australiain
2015 and is heavily involved
with the administrationof
Tony Todd said he and
Christine were immensely
proudoftheir son and would
be watching the games on
More support for tourism operators
Mid Canterburytourism is set
for ashot in the arm after a
new round of funding support
for Regional Tourism
Some$26.6 million has been
allocated to 31 RTOs, including
ChristchurchNZ, which is the
RTO for Mid Canterbury,to
boundaries to attract visitors.
The fundingfor the coming
year is aimedatsupporting
local jobs and businessesand
keeping up the momentum of
RTOswill work alongside
industry reps, community
groups, councils and others on
for how they propose to work
$400,000 to $1.5 millionhas
been allocated, and
Experience Mid Canterbury
marketing manager Bruce
had committed within its
investment plan and
subsequent draft contract with
television andcheering Mike
and the teamon.
wereupagainst top seeds USA
MBIEto deliver several
initiatives that willbenefit Mid
The initiatives sat outside
the scope of the threeyear
Ashburton District Council
(ADC), but would be delivered
by ChristchurchNZ as the RTO
The activities wereanadded
benefit to the partnership
between the two organisations
and not contractuallybinding.
in the firstgame, which wasa
tough first up encounter, and
would then takeonGreat
Britain andCanada in pool
One of the core deliverables
deliver over the next18
months is adestination
Banks Peninsula, Ashburton,
Selwyn and Waimakariri.
The plan is designedto
identify the unique brand,
opportunities, and challenges
specific visitor destinations
will have and provide a
framework to guide tourismrelated
activity for centraland
local governments moving
It would include aspecific
deepdive report into the
Ashburton District and would
follow MBIE’s destination
management guidelines, Mr
The full scope was
currently being developed
and ADC would be briefed
throughout the process to
understand the process and
key outcomes and
Mr Moffat said tourism
operators in the Ashburton
District needed further
capability support in
promoting themselves to the
domestic market, digital
Wheel Blacks paralympian
The lattertwo gamesare on
tonightand Fridayand will be
featured on TVNZ’s Duke
The Todds have followed
their son’s on court exploits
aroundthe country andhave
also travelled to Australia,
Japan and South Korea to
watch him play.
In SouthKoreathey sawthe
Wheel Blacks qualify for the
TheWheel Blacks have
appeared at Paralympics in
Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and
Athens 2004 andBeijing2008.
Theteamwon medals at all
of themand agold medalin
sales and marketing, and
working with the travel trade
and travel agents.
would be developed and
delivered across the year to
The programme would also
look to enhance industry
collaboration and district
tourism cohesion through
networking and MegaMeets,
Due to reduced cash flow in
businesses, local tourism
operators had been unable to
reinvest in their products or
experiences and aproduct
would focus on supporting
them with market research
and experience development
and work to attract new
visitation brand for the
central South Island region,
and created in 2020 in
partnership with the
Canterbury regions and
Airport, would continue to
evolve, with Ashburton and
Mid Canterbury at the heart
of the creative and brand
proposition, Mr Moffat said.
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work if you are working in Alert
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those in yourhouseholdbubble.
Do not worry during this timeas
you willbeabletoaccess allthe
You are encouragedtowearaface
covering and keeptwo metres
distances fromothers when
leaving your home. You legally
must wear aface coveringifyou
are acustomer or an employee
involving customer contact at a
IF YOU FEEL UNWELL
You must immediatelyself-isolate
from others in your bubble and get
atest; telephoneyour GP for
Health andmedical facilities will
remainopenwhile we are at Alert
Peoplecan still get medicalhelp
However if you need to seea
doctor or other medical
professional youMUST phone
At Alert Level 4all types of
transportand travel are restricted.
Only travelfor essential
reasons, suchastoget foodor
medicine, or to go to work if you
are an Alert Level 4worker.
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Costs will be shared
with Surrey Hills Station
Abridge at the endof Surrey Hills Road that
was sweptawaybythe May flood event will be
replaced and its ownership transferred from
Ashburton District Council (ADC)tothe
propertyowners of Surrey Hills Station.
The public bridge is listed on ADC’s asset
register and is primarily used by the Surrey
The totalcost of the bridge replacement is
$280,000 and some $170,000 of that will be
contributed by ADC and NZTA,although the
rate of the split is yet to be determined, but will
haveaNZTA subsidy of between51% and 71%.
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Transpower, the owner and operator
of the national grid, will be carrying
out aroutine visual maintenance
inspection of transmission lines in
your area by helicopter.
We will be undertaking inspections
of the structures on the Glenavy to
Waitaki 110 kV line and also our
Roxburgh to Islington 220 kV line
(as shown on the map) by alow flying
helicopter over the next two months.
Ourfirstflyover date is plannedfor
Monday 13September 2021.
The helicopter will fly at aconstant
speed of about 30 km/h, starting at
Waitaki and will take approximately
4hours per session.
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ADCand Surrey Hills Station owners will
share the remaining improvement costsof
$105,000 and fund$52,500 each.
Anew wider bridge will enable larger farm
machinery to cross the southbranchofthe
Ashburton River to enter the property and save
time from having to use an alternative bridge
several kilometres away.
As acouncil asset, the bridge is insured, but
no claim has yet been made on it. Once the new
bridge has beenbuilt ownership and
responsibility for it will belong solely to Surrey
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Council to part
Ashburton District Council
(ADC)will contribute up to
replacementofthe bridge on
the same amount for another
bridge on InveraryStation.
Both bridges wereswept away
during recent flooding, but
ownership of them has
Neitherare recorded on
ADC’s asset register.
Funding for the replacement
bridges will be loanfunded for
up to five years.
At aZoommeeting last week
most Ashburton District
councillorswere in favour of
moving forward with the
request from MountPossession
Station owner Donald Whyte.
Mr Whyte told councillors that
three generations of his family
had farmed MountPossession
The high country stationran
sheep, cattle and deer.
Attempts to resolve
ownership of the bridge had
again in 2012, buthad been
He said in the last 12 months
there had been200 truck trips
fromtwo propertiesacross the
bridge and he welcomed the
support from council in
resolving ownership and
moving forward with a
The total cost of thebridge
$700,000and Mr Whyte told
councillorshehad insurance of
$200,000tohelp with his two
thirds shareofthe cost.
Councillor Angus McKay said
it was amessy situationat
Mount Possession Station
owner Donald Whyte.
Take the offer and do it, he
It would mean council didnot
have to pay forafull bridge and
would be released fromany
He was supported by
councillors Lovett, Wilson,
Rawlinsonand Braam with just
councillors Cameron and
Falloon keen to delayadecision
while the details of ahistoric
report were digested.
The total costofthe Blands
Bridge on Inverary Station is
$350,000, with thestation owner
paying athird andthen taking
over full ownership and future
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Less anxiety this
time, says Preece
It’s back to remote learning for
Mid Canterbury school students,
but this timearound there is less
anxiety among teachers and
systems are in place to better
manage lockdown learning,
Ashburton College principal
Ross Preece says.
‘‘Covid was more of an
unknown in level 4last year and
there was alot of angst and
anxiety among teachers.
‘‘This time around anxiety
levels are less among staffand we
have the experience of online
learning from last year.’’
Mr Preece said we gotthrough
the lastlockdown that lasted
seven weeks and we would get
through it again this time.
‘‘We’redoing all theright
things and following allthe
‘‘Coursesand materials are
online and teachers arenow
much more familiar with
Mr Preece said there were just
16 Year 9/10 students at
Ashburton College without
devices or online learning
Hard copy learning packs were
being made available for them.
He had requestedthe
resources from the Ministry of
Education and they would be
delivered to households soon.
If Canterbury moved to level 3,
students would still be required
to stay homeand in their bubble
for anythingother than essential
personal movement, he said.
Mr Preecesaid only Year 9
students would be allowed in for
monitored learning at college
because of their age.
Uptake of monitored learning
had been low last year and he
expected that to be thecase
Ashburton College has
scheduled for September 9.
Winter tournaments at
national, South Island and
regional levels have already been
College internal exams are
scheduled to take place in weeks
eight and nine of this term and
there will be an update to the
school community as lockdown
Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021
Planting day to mark
10 year anniversary
Forest &BirdAshburton is
September 12 at the Harris
ScientificReserve, if covid
It marks 10 years since the
community got behindabig
planting project at the site and
is an opportunity for the public
to lend ahand and alsotosee
and tussock growth planted
over the period.
The 11ha site, located
between Lovetts andScales
roads near Tinwald, has been
remnants of the original
which once flourished on the
Forest &Bird started
planting at the sitein2007 and
in 2010 it was officially opened
former landowner and ex
farmer,the late Arthur Harris.
TheLiving Legends project, heldduring the
2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand,
supported the plantingof170,000native trees
across 17 locationsacross the country over
three years, including thousands of plantsthat
went in atthe Harris reserve.
Theplantingday runs from 9.30am until
11.30amand will befollowed by abarbecue
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Rakaia School principal Mark Ellis has been keeping in touch with his school community, one book at atime.
Connecting with the community
Rakaia School principal Mark
Ellis has been ahungry, itchy,
and cranky bear over the past
few days as he reads stories
online to his school
Mr Ellis, along with others
around the district, have
stepped up during Covid19
captive audiences with the
wide reach of the internet.
Businesses, individuals and
organisations have taken to
social media to keep in touch
with their respective
communities in entertaining
Ashburton District mayor
Neil Brown has again been
cooking up astorm in the
kitchen, but Mr Ellis has read
The Very Itchy Bear, The Very
Hungry Bear, The Very Cranky
Bear and Ron the Weather
Monster on Facebook for the
Rakaia School community.
There have also been videos
from the senior leadership
team, stories from guest
speakers, activity and
entertainment ideas for
parents and caregivers, as well
as mental wellness motivations
and video blogs.
It’s not the first time Mr Ellis
has gone above and beyond.
The last time New Zealand
went into lockdown he took on
the persona of some colourful
characters to keep his pupils
He not only unveiled avery
short homehaircut to them,
but took on awhole new
persona to entertain; he was
international soccer star
Patrick Quentin Rafferty who
gained his status from being in
the Irish Under 13 team. That
post was viewed hundreds of
“We have been here before
and know that lockdown can be
achallenging time. We are also
aware that many people are
trying to juggle work and
looking after tamariki,’’ he
‘‘Remember to have realistic
expectations for what your
bubble can achieve and that
this will be different for
‘‘Spending asmall amount of
time everyday on the wellbeing
of yourself and your family can
help get through this,’’ he said.
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Ashburton District Council will delay
penalties for late rates payments
because of the country’s move to Alert
The firstratesinstalment for the
2021/22 yearwas duelast Friday with a
10 percent penaltyapplied if payment
was not made by thatdate.
Districtcouncillors weretold at their
Zoom council meeting last week that
some ratepayers stillvisited the
council’s administration building to pay
theirrates in person,but because
council facilities were closed under
level4,they would not be able to do so.
Councillors voted to delay applying
the penaltyfor late payment of the first
afterareduction to level two or less.
They also decided to delay applying
the August 31 annual arrears penalty
because of the samecircumstances until
five consecutive daysafter areduction
to level two or less.
Council business support group
managerPaul Brakesaid whilepeople
were encouraged to pay their rates
online, someratepayers preferred to
pay in cash or by credit/debit cardatthe
“Under the current Alert Level4,they
are unable to do this. As they cannot
make the payment, they would have
“Likewise,the annual rate arrears
penalty of 10 percent on any outstanding
2020/21 rates is scheduled to be applied
on August 31.
‘‘It will depend on the covid level
leading up to thatdate as to whether
payment can be made at the council
The delaywould haveaminimal
financial effectoncouncil’s finances, he
forecast across Canterbury has
beingurgednot to lightoutdoor
Fireand Emergency New
ZealandMid South Canterbury
areamanager Steve Greenyer
said evenwell controlledburns
‘‘People see the smoke,they
get anxiousand call111. Then
our volunteerfirefighters have
to break their bubbles to
respond,’’ he said.
MrGreenyer said brigades
will alwaysturn outto111
calls and had the protective
gear and procedures to do this
‘‘Just now, however, we
would really appreciateitif
thepublicget behind their
local firefighters andwait
before lighting outdoor fires.’’
Christchurch metro area
manager Dave Stackhouse
calls involving backyardfires
in andaround Christchurch
‘‘It’s understandable people
aretakingadvantage of the
warm weather to getonwith
some work aroundtheir
property while they’reat
home, but we would askthem
other waste just now because
it puts our firefighters at risk
Under clean air regulations
backyard burning was
prohibited on properties
under two hectares.
Mr Stackhouse said although
Fire and Emergencywasnot
responsiblefor enforcing the
calls about outdoor fires and
assess whether they pose a
threat to life or property.
Deputy principal rural fire
officer Al Hutt urged farmers
and lifestyle block owners to
avoid burningand to check old
fire sitesbecause of strong,
warm norwesters expected
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have again become my
Level4means you have a
responsibility to keep others
safe by sticking to the
guidelines, there is no time for
selfishness and conspiracy
So we are isolating or in our
happy bubbles, how do we
In Ashburton we have lots of
open spaces where, safely in
your bubble,wecan enjoy:
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been keeping myself in touch
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Deaths Deaths Deaths
BEATTY, Ayleen Dawn, Passed
away peacefully with the girls
by her side on Wednesday,
August 18, 2021, aged 87
years at Ashburton. Dearly
loved wife of the late Jack.
Amazing and beautiful Mum
of Lois &Robin Marshall, Gill,
Jen, Di & Mark Prendergast,
Colleen &Chris Helem. Adored
Nana of Kevin, Daniel, Tania,
Kelly, Hannah, Harrison, Jack,
Cameron &Max. Great-grand
Nana to Jayden, Brandon,
Eadie, Chloe, Bella, Cedric,
Heidi &Gemma. At peace now.
The family wish to thank the
nursing staff, especially Sobin
and Rebekah at Ashburton
Hospital forthe wonderful care
and compassion they showed
Ayleen and her girls. Messages
to 292 MooreStreetAshburton
7700. Details will be provided
at a later date to celebrate
BEATTY Ayleen Dawn, on
Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Much loved Nana and great-
Nana of Kevin, Kristy, Jayden,
Brandon and Gemma Marshall,
Tania, Bryanand Chloe Hill.You
will be greatly missed by us all.
BEATTY, Ayleen Dawn, on
Wednesday August 18, 2021.
Dearest Nana you will be
greatly missed especially at
all our sporting and dance
events. These will not be the
same without you. Youare the
best Nana we could ever ask
for. Hope you are having fun
miss you so much. Hannah,
BURGESS, Ronald Alexander
(Grader Ron), On August 19,
2021, at AshburtonHospital.71
years young.Cherished partner
of Maree. Much loved dad of
Grant. Loving grandad of James
and Conrad and father of Carla.
Much loved by his extended
family and friends. Messages
to the Burgess family c/- PO
Box 472, Ashburton 7740. Due
to the current Covid Level 4
restrictions, funeral details will
be advised at alater date.
03 307 7433
BURGESS; Ronald Alexander
(Grader Ron) on August 19
Dearly loved and cherished
partner of MareeLawlor.
Loved brother of Stuart,
Doreen, Coral and Rosalie and
much loved uncle and greatuncle.
Thank you toPenny Holdaway
and the nursing staff at
Ashburton Hospital for the
Also to friends and family who
visited Ronathome. Your visits
meant so much to us. Thank
Details will be provided at a
later date for a memorial to
EAVES, Lallie Rosabelle: With
much sadness we saygoodbye.
Passed away suddenly on
Monday August 23, 2021 at
Coldstream Lifecare, aged 81
years.Dearly lovedMum of Kate
and Alan Bird. LovedGrandma
of Nick, Mike, and Emily,
Youwill be greatly missed by us
all, (including Skye). Thank you
to all the wonderful caring staff
at Coldstream Lifecare. Your
passing has left agiant hole in
our hearts and the memories
are forever there. At Lallie’s
request aprivate cremation has
Passed away one year ago on
August 23, 2020.
Deep in our hearts amemory is
of avery special dad we loved
and will never forget.
~With love Pam, Leanne,
Raewyn, Kelvyn and families.
Enquiries phone Mary,Jann or Karenon
308 7664 or call into 199 Burnett Street.
0800 263 6679
LOWE, Noel Stanley (JP
retired): on Monday August
23, 2021 in his 82nd year,
peacefully at home in
Ashburton after ashort illness.
Dearly loved friend of Audrey
and husband for the last 57
years. Loved and adored father
and father-in-law of Sharon
and Gordon Duthie, Cindy
and Warwick Lucas (Sunshine
Coast), Philip and Donna, Alison
and Michael Hendren (Glentui).
Cherished grandfather Noel
and friend of Michael and
Sophia Hathaway and Alex
Duthie, Amanda and Justin
Blaha, Charli Lucas and Aaron
Miles, Chloe and Josh Lowe,
Jessica and Jack Hendren, and
Great-grandfather to Madilyn
Blaha. Special thanks to all that
helped care for Noel during his
illness, Dr Malcolm Wootton,
the District and Palliative Care
Nurses, Carers and St John
Ambulance. Messages to the
Lowe family may besent toc/-
POBox 472, Ashburton, 7740.
Aprivate family service will be
held oncethe MinistryofHealth
Covid restrictions are relaxed.
We would like to invite you to
attend amemorial service ata
later date, tocelebrate Noel’s
lifetime of achievements and
03 307 7433
SHAW, Derrick Henry, on
August 20, 2021, peacefully at
Tuarangi Home, Ashburton,
aged 92 years. Loved husband
of the late Myra.Father of David,
and Stuart. Loved Grandad
of Julie and Todd Smyth, and
David and Kate; Brendan and
Tracey, Phillip, and Mark; and
great-Grandad of Ella, and
Isaac; Hahna; Aiden, and Kyla;
Mason, and Ava. A special
thank you to the wonderful
staff at Tuarangi Home who
looked after Dad. Messages
to Derrick Shaw’s family c/- P
OBox 472, Ashburton 7740. A
Memorial Service for Derrick
will be held at alaterdate.
03 307 7433
SHAW, Derrick Henry:
On 20th August 2021.
At Tuarangi Home,Ashburton.
Dearly loved husband of the
Loved brother of David, Mavis
and Ron Chapman, Joy and
Frank Harris(all deceased),
and Bettyand StuartWilson
Much loved uncle of all his
nieces and nephews.
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Covid testing centre on Elizabeth Street, Ashburton.
As news of communitycases
were linkedtothe South
were self isolating, more than
170 peoplelined up tobe
testedoverthree days at the
Elizabeth Street, in the
grounds of the Ashburton
officerfor Covid19 Dr Helen
Skinner said Canterburywide
conducted938 covid swabsfor
testing onSaturday, followed
by 689 on Sundayand 452on
Thenumber taken by the
Ashburton community testing
centresaw 83 people tested on
Saturday, 56 people on Sunday
and 39 on Monday.
‘‘It’simportant to notethat
these figures arefor our
centresonly, they exclude
border workers anddonot
include swabstaken by
generalpractices in the
community,’’ she said.
Canterbury following cases of
buttesting wasalso available
with some having significant
capacity currently, DrSkinner
will remain open 10am2pm
People can checkiftheir GP
canprovide Covid19 testing
by calling themor checking
‘‘Please get tested if you
visited alocation of interestor
have coldand flu symptoms,’’
In Canterburymore than
171,700 people have hadtheir
firstdose of covid vaccination
andmore than 89,900 with
theirsecond;atotal of more
There were currently74
teams, more than10,000
vaccinations were providedto
over theweekend,’’she said.
New event for A&P show
Apet parade is being organised
as part of the annual Ashburton
A&P Show this year.
The parade, to take place on
the second day of the two day
event, is anew event listed in
the show schedule, available
Show administrator Lucille
Brown (pictured) said the
annual two day show, cancelled
last year due to covid,
traditionally runs the weekend
after Labour Weekend.
The 144th show this year is
scheduled for October 29 and
The theme, as set by
president Peter Stewart, is to
‘‘showcase primary sector
industries in Mid Canterbury’.
And just like the
competitions classes and
sections in the show schedule,
the primary sector industries in
the district are varied and wide
General show entries were
being received from now until
closing on October 1;
showjumping entries close
October 21 and some home
produce competitions such as
cut flowers, as well as pet
entries would be taken on the
The Tux Dog trials, which
runs over two days and was very
popular last year, has already
had its first entry, Mrs Brown
The printed schedule will be
delivered in the Ashburton
Courier once the district
returns to Alert Level 3, but for
now people can check out the
competitions planned online at
Applications are now also
being taken for trade, market
and food sites, she said.
Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021
Dairy farmers Rebecca and Vincent Koopmans love farm life and are continually looking for ways to improve farm operations.
Farming with added pressures
Husband andwife duo Vincent
andRebecca Koopmans, just
like their farming peers,have
been putting in somelong
hoursduring covid lockdown.
near Methven, and Rebecca, a
primary school teacher
reaching out to pupils about
ongoing learning under covid
‘‘Although it is business as
usual during lockdown and we
are veryproud to be an
essential service, it’s notlife as
normaland lockdowndoes still
add pressure on farmers,’’
‘‘We are luckytobeina
position to continue working,
andproviding work for our
team as well, but likeeveryone
elseweare hoping this (covid)
outbreak is containedsoon.’’
The couple are on a600
hectare farm between Methven
andthe Rakaia Gorge.
It is adairy and velvetting
operationwith 800 cows and
parents, is now apartnership
betweenVincent andhis sister
Yvonne. They have fourfulltimeemployees.
Ashburton Borough School.
Vincent, 28, hasbeenfull time
on farm for thepast nine years.
He loves the variety of farming
and being able to have a
Even though the weeks bring
asimilar setofjobs every day is
different, which is something
he enjoyed. ‘‘Thereisalways
something newtolearn, and
something slightly differentto
figureout. Not onlyisita
physically active job, butit
keeps your brain active too.’’
‘‘We are alwaysconcerned
about minimising the negative
environmental impacts of our
business, andcatering to the
as they become more aware
and concerned with
‘‘We believe that here in New
Zealand we have one of the
most sustainable food
production models in farming,
but we are continually looking
for ways to improve on this ...
such as reducing our synthetic
fertiliser usage, putting in
multi species pastures (which
helptotrap carbon), and
focusing on implementing
Feeding early season calves.
While Vincentgrew up on the
farm, Rebecca spent her
formativeyears growing up on
asheep andbeef farm in
Southland. Her family moved
north to Springston when she
They met throughmutual
friends when Rebecca was
aged 19; Vincent wasfull time
on the farmthen.
‘‘A coupleofyears laterI
moveddown to join him and
I’ve been here since. Iwas
more than happy to move back
on to afarm andbeinvolved in
farming again,’’ Rebeccasaid.
She helps out on farm when
much for the coupleonfarm;
other than Rebeccabeingat
‘‘(Lockdown) does make
things abit trickierwith
organising things like farm
supplies as all deliveries and
dropoffs must be contactless.
Luckily all the farmsupply
can still get what we need to
‘‘Lockdownalso makes life a
bit trickier for our staff, as of
get offfarm on their days off.’’
and runningIgetpretty busy
too,’’ she said.
The cows areinthe thick of
revolve around feeding calves
and makingsureeverything is
running smoothly on farm.
He is also the maintenance
man, and there’susually
something that needs fixed.
It’s abusyoperation as
everyone workstoget the
milking herd up and running,
and breakfeed the last of the
‘‘It is averybusy time of year,
as I’m sure anyonefamiliar
with the industry
Agrazing property in Ashburton
has been cleared andcleanedof
Mycoplasma bovis andisready to
getback tonormal farming
activities. It brings the total active
confirmed properties working
throughthe Mbovis eradication
Thereare now265 cleared
confirmed properties. Under covid
restrictions the Mbovis Programme
is continuing to operate in away
that keeps farmersand staff safe
andcontinues themomentum of
theeradication. Affected farmers
withquestionscan call the liaison
team 0800 008333 or email
includethe proposed merger of two
main farmer owned co-operatives,
Wools of NZ andPrimaryWool Cooperative,
with theaim of an
integrated supply chain, and a
world-class research initiative
involving the Wool Research
Organisation of NZ andMinistryof
Employment to developunique
wool particles, powders and
pigments with global export
potential forapplications as diverse
as cosmetics, printing, luxury
goods and personalcare.Ajoinedup
farm assurance programme,
backed by 23 wool companies, is
alsoaimingtobuild systems to
ensure astandard of supply and
traceability thatmeets market
The initiativescomeonthe back
of companies such as Cavalier-
Bremworth, Big Save Furniture and
wool, and the push intoUSA
marketswith branded woolproduct
opportunities by the Strong Wool
The NewZealand red meatsector
overall exports reached $937 million
in June, up 16 per cent year-on-year,
according to the latest analysis from
the Meat Industry Association.
Sheepmeatexports increased by 15
per cent to $345mcompared with
June2020, beef exports roseeight
per cent to $411mand co-products
by 40 per cent to $181m.
There was also an increase in the
value of all categories of coproducts,
with the largest two
products andedible offals –
increasingby88per centand 30 per
Agricultural show lifeline
A$1million loanhas been
offered to the New Zealand
Covid19 restrictions force
the event to be cancelledfor
the secondyear in arow.
The potential loanfor the
Canterbury Agricultural and
Pastoral Association (CAPA)
was approved lastweek, just
shortly beforethe Delta
placedNew Zealandinto the
Alert Level 4lockdown.
formallyknown as the
Canterbury A&P Show,
traditionally takes place
November,however it was
scrapped in May lastyear
financial uncertaintydue to
the pandemic and public
It was the first timethe
show, which debuted 157
years ago, hadnot beenheld
since WorldWar 2.
The council described the
safety net’’ to meet the
obligations if thisyear’s
showwas cancelled because
of alockdown or change in
the risks werehigh planning
an event in covid times.
‘‘There is considerable
planning amajor event
during apandemic and the
that, if Covid19 forces the
show, theywould incur a
thatcould ultimately lead
financialstress the council
$1 million so CAPA will be
spectre of liquidation.”
Mr Turner saidthe loan
would notimpact on
CAPApayswould cover the
It would also be secured
against land and buildings
• DairyNZ accreditedEffluent
Pond Design andConstruction
• Pond Constructionand
• Hedgeand StumpRemoval
• Farm Conversions
Lime or Gravel
• Wellsand Galleries
• Bulk Earthworks
• Site Works
• Tree Shear
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
26 August 2021
Message From ThePrincipal
As these newsletter columns arewritten priorto
the publishingdate and,with theCovid situation
evolving rapidly, my crystal ball gazing may
However, our return to Level 4 was certainly
swift.Our staff have made work availablefor their
classes and students, who can access learning
material at atime thatsuits.
With Level 4 having continued beyond the initial three days the
importanceofonline learning is increasingly vital. Because this lockdown
was instant staff had little opportunity toprepare hard copy resources
and we acknowledge there will be students who have text books or
devices still at school.However,the Secretaryfor Education hasadvised a
proceduretoenabledispensing of devices/hardmaterial.
If we remain at Level4foraprolonged period of timethen please support
your child to the best ofyour ability with their online learning. Weare
awarethat we don’tknowyour family circumstancesoplease be assured
we understand not adding unnecessarily to any existing family tensions
Please feel youmay make contactwith your child’s Akoteacher or subject
teacher if you have enquiries or issues around school work completion,
or contact one of our counsellors if you need some additional advice or
If we drop to Level 3any school attendance options will be advised,
based on Secretaryfor Education and MinistryofEducation information,
and this will be advisedtofamilies as soon as it is known.
The Ministry of Education commissioned a survey to establish the
impact ofproviding students with devices during last year’s lockdown.
At College, we hosted aresearcher who spoke with students, staff and
parents aboutthe impact of ensuring all students could access adevice.
Iknow, from theCollege’s pointofview,thatsuch help greatly increased
student engagementand helped us with ourquest to ensurethatall our
OurCollege wasthe only South Islandschool involved in the survey.
We were very pleased to host the mass vaccination servicethattargeted
our Pasifika community, on Sunday 16August. This was well-attended,
and supported byPasifika agencies and churches. The second event is
During this past week the College Building Committee was due to have
an update on our new build project. However, the Covid lockdown
postponed this event. Once plans are finalised we will be able toshare
these with our staff and thenour community.
Speaking of looking forward; the arrival of blossom, daffodils and the
nor-west wind arealways awelcome signthatSpring is pending.
My thanks for your understanding asweface the challengestolearning
Staff -Internal Appointments
A number of fixed-term internal appointments have been made
recently,and we thank and acknowledge these people fortheirinput.
Angela Mitchell AssistantPrincipal.
Leadership/additional responsibilities in
Sean Stephen Leadership/additional responsibilities,Designand
Visual Communication, Technology Faculty.
Kyle Backhouse-Smith Acting Technology Head of Faculty, and
Technology HardMaterials Metal.
Acting Head of Faculty, Mathematics.
Stacey Monk Leadership/additional responsibilities,
Jason Vannini Leadership/additional responsibilities,
Please Note: Forthcoming KeyEvents
As we areall awarecurrently,all datesare subjecttoshort-notice
change,depending on NewZealand’s currentCOVID status.
Mid-Term Break -tomorrow,Friday27August
PleasenotethatCollege is closed forinstruction this day.
This is aBoardofTrustees-approved leave day.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID LEVEL 4
Office Closureat3:20pm, Tuesday07September
(Note: Changed from Thursday19August)
Please note: the CollegeOfficewill be closed from
3:20pm on Tuesday07September.
This is to allowall staff to attend aStaff Briefing
relatedtothe College re-build programme.
We thank youfor your supportofthis timing.
AkoInterviews/College Closure, Thursday 09 September
Please notethatthe Collegewill be closed fornormal instruction on
this day, in order to hold Akointerviews forall year levels.
These interviewsprovide opportunityfor students to shareinformation,
review goals and progress,with their Akoteacher and parent/caregiver.
Theinterviews will be held at AshburtonCollege,
Twenty minutes is allocatedfor each interview.
Families aretobooktheirinterviewtimes on-line,
and this information will be emailed out in the near future.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
RESTRICTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
Monday06September,7:00pm, College Staffroom
This is an opportunityfor Year 13 students intending to undertake
tertiarystudyin2022, to attend apresentation,
with their parents/caregivers,bystafffrom Studylink.
Studylink is responsible forStudent Loans and Allowances and their staff
will outline the application process andrequirements.
An information form has beenmade available to students,inorder to
gauge numbers attending.
Studentsare asked to return thisform to the Transition Office (T12)
or email responses to firstname.lastname@example.orgFriday03September.
Monday13September –Tuesday21September inclusive
Please note: These arecurrently scheduled to
continue as planned.
HEB Construction Host College Students
On Wednesday 11 August, twelve students from
Ashburton College spent the morning with staff
from HEB Construction Ashburton learning
about the different roles and positions within the
Students received information on the pathways
towards roles such as Environmental Management,
and working as a Project Manager. They were
taken through aday in the life ofaConstruction
or Maintenance crew member, and given anoutline of what aContract
Manager's position entails.They also had the opportunity tobe‘hands-on’
with aTraffic Management Truck.
The morning provided avaluable insight into the infrastructure industry,
and students came away with agreater understanding of the opportunities
The College isvery grateful for this opportunity provided to our students,
and we thank HEB Construction fortheir time and contributionsinoutlining
positions and pathways to the various jobs availablewithin their industry.
Business Operations Manager,JohnnyBrown, noted our students were wellengaged
and asked‘lots of intelligentquestions!’
On Saturday 31 July six Ashburton College students went to the
Tūranga Library, Christchurch Central, to compete in the Regional
Finals forLeague of Legends.
Teacher and College esports Coach Tom Kitchen said this event was put
on by Victory Upinconjunction with Christchurch City Libraries and the
Christchurch City Council. Victory UpisanEsports Company, Government
sanctioned to operate an esportleaguefor secondary schools during 2021.
Tomadvised that Ashburton College was inthe third place play-off match
against Burnside High School, withthe winner in abestofthree gamesable
to gain third place overall.
Unfortunately, Ashburton College lost both their first games opening the
doorfor BurnsideHigh School to place third, with AshColl 4th.
It is worth noting that this Regional Final was South Island-wide, meaning
AshColl isthe fourth best team in the South Island! This isavery sound
The final was played between another Burnside High School team and
Christchurch Boys’ High School, with the latter winning 2-0 as well.
Christchurch Boys now go to the Media Design School in Auckland to
representthe South Island,atthe nationalfinals,towardsthe end of August.
InvitationalTournament–TopFour from each Division
Christchurch City Libraries are putting on an invitational two-day
tournamentinSeptember,towhichAshCollhas been invited,aspartofthe
invitation to the topfour teamsfromeach division.
Tomsaid the College students did themselves very proud in both outings
(Pictured above, left toright): The College team in action -Henry Wallis,
Jade Jung, Matthew Wong, Dredgewell Madla, Hamish Lyth, and
Jordan Green (not in photo) .
AshColl Year 9A Netball Team Senior
Leisel Lambert, Team Manager, said that 2021 was agood season for
the AshburtonCollege Year 9A team.
The team had anumber oftournaments to compete in, achieving some
strong results, including at the College Sports Exchanges against Burnside
and Rangiora High Schools which were held at the EA Networks Centre,
At the Roncalli Tournament, held in Timaru, after the first weekend was
postponed due to the floods. The new tournament date saw the team
placed 2nd overall.
At the South Island Secondary Schools’ Junior Tournament, held during
the first week of the July school holidays,the team gained some good wins
during pool matches. This form continued within the tougher games to
follow, including adraw atfull-time. This meant added play inovertime,
losing this by only twogoals.
Overall they placed 8th in the Combined Year 9and 10 Grade.
Mid CanterburyNetball Competition
In the local Saturday competition the girls were only beaten once during
the first round,and then took out the KFC Senior AGrade Final,winning
30-26, against MethvenHumm Engineering making afantastic come-back
afterbeing down 2-7 in the first quarter.
Leisel said that ithas been asuperb season, with the girls forming great
friendships on and off the court.
The students pictured above with HEB Construction staff members (back
row, from fourth left toright): Emma Scammell, Nadine Cabanatan,
George Goodes, Cassidy Mann, Nicole Wilson, Jamie Reid, Kahu Ross,
Oakley Gairns,Ben Glenie, HEB Construction staff member.
(Front row,lefttoright): Sophie Woods,Mahina Edwards, SarahWilson.
The victorious team pictured above (back row, lefttoright): Leisel Lambert
(Manager), Grace Johnston, Lucy Williams, Ruby Williams, Meg Lill,
Milla Overend,Jasmin Strawbridge (Coach).
(Front row, left toright): Lamont Taylor, Penny Smollett, Makeleta Ula,
Marnell Vaaelua,Torry Wilson-Brown.
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
26 August 2021
Alpine Energy Year 9and 10 AorakiMath
Competition –Second PlaceGained
Held at Timaru Boys’ High School on Thursday 12 August, Ashburton
College hadtwo teamsenteredateach of Year 9and Year 10 levels.
The teamsoffour work within the hall area to answer as manyquestions as
possible within athirty minute timeframe.
(Pictured above): Aview of the teams in action in the hall, with one of
College’s two Year 9teams centre (clockwise, from front left): Taryn Clark,
RubyGraham, Briahna Watters,GabbyRodgers.
College Year 10 Team Members –Boys’ Team,Second Place
(Pictured below, left toright): Finn Brown, Steven Harris, Luke Hay and
NicDalgetyfinished in second place.
The team finished all twenty questions in just over twenty of the thirty
minutes allocated, but were beaten byaRoncalli team who finished less
Strong Results at Aoraki SecondarySchools’
Afteratwo-year hiatus our students wherechamping at the bit to participate
in this year’s tournament.
Unfortunately, the Girls’ Badminton date coincided with the Canterbury
ACCORD Teacher Only Day, so it was left to the boys to represent AshColl,
which they did verywell.
TheAteam contested the seven-team CompetitiveGrade,while the BTeam
contestedthe Festival Grade comprised of tenteams,inwhich they placed
Ahuge thank youisgiven to Year 13 studentMichael Lin-Nyugen who led
the lunchtimepractices, selectedthe team and assisted in the co-ordination
Sports Co-ordinator Darion Gray said this group of young men was
adelight totravel with, with the results speaking for themselves. Staff
member Mandy Harrison also travelled with the teams as Manager.
TheATeam placed 3rd in the CompetitiveGrade.
TheBTeam wasunbeaten in the Festival Grade.
Team members were –
AshColl A(CompetitiveGrade) – (pictured below,lefttoright): Lloyd Tuhao,
Christopher Bernarte, Michael Lin-Nguyen (Captain), Zedrick Agreda,
Held at Mt Hutt on Wednesday 04August Myaand KayneJohnston were
College’s representatives, with Dad Michael Johnston as Manager, with
thanks to Michael fortransportation up the mountain.
Reportedly, the day was very cold but clear, and very well-supported by
Canterburyschools,withanimpressive total of 185 skiers (91 female,and 94
male) and 36 snowboarders competing.
The snow was in great condition after agood snowfall the previous day,
with the race course running very fast.
(Pictured above): Looking down the course.
The competition was incredibly tight with only ten seconds separating
the top twenty five female skiers over their two runs, and twelve seconds
separating the top twentyfivemale skiers overtheir combined run times.
This makes the placings gained by both Mya–placed 13th; and Kayne
–placed 19th; very sound, and clearly in touch with the topgroup of skiers.
(Pictured above, front row, left toright): Iela Mangubat, Justine Iolama,
SamDanielson and Ella Rickard (back).
This team answered thirteen questions correctly, finishing approximately
13th in themiddle of the fieldoftwentyseven teams.
College Year 9TeamMembers
(Pictured below, lefttoright): Ashleigh Clarke, TristinWills,HenryProuting
and RebekahClarke answered eightquestions correctly.
(Pictured above, left to right): Gabby Rodgers, Ruby Graham,
Briahna Watters and TarynClark answerednine questions correctly.
Both of the Year 9teams finished in the middle of the field of twenty four
(Festival Grade) –
(pictured right, back row,
lefttoright): John Radan,
Ken De Lara,
Yash Patel, RJ Pasion.
ThirdPlaced in UC Mud Run
The UCHigh School Mud Run formed part ofthe Smiths City Mud, Sweat
&Tears Challenge, held at the Christchurch Adventure Park, on Sunday 15
August. Ashburton College was represented byaGirls’ team of Year 10
The afternoon started with the Lone Star Fancy Dress Parade where
competitors showed offtheir creations, with prizes available for the best
fancy-dressed teams and individuals.
Naturally, instructions for competitors were event-specific, including the
need forsuitable running shoes taped -toprevent losing them in the mud!
Post-event, warm showers and wash-down areas were available, with
thanks to facilities provided by Synlait and Laser Plumbing East. A special
mention was made tothe numerous volunteers, without who the event
would not be whatitis.
Results –Third Placing
Each competitor has to run the whole distance, and all four team members
must cross the line together,inorder to record finalteam time.
The AshColl group completed the 5km option in third place, from ten
teams in this 13-18 year old age group.
As Year 10 students this wasagood result.
(Pictured right, lefttoright): College
students Holly-Jayne Feutz,
Honor Bradford, Hannah Digby,
Theteam’s concluding statement
sums up competing in the
Christchurch Muddy Good run forthe
first time as being ‘extremely fun!’
They said they ‘all enjoyedgetting
muddy and competing in all of the
activities throughout the 5kmcourse’.
(Pictured above,left): MyaJohnston
ready to starther run.
(Pictured right): Kayne Johnston in the
Please note: datesasatthe time of publishing.Alterations,due to COVIDlevel
restrictions will be advisedtorelevant groups as soon as details are
30-08 Oct Year 9and10 Mates&Dates, in-College
01 ICAS Maths Competition
02 13PED Golf,Lake Hood or AshburtonGolfClub (Period 3)
03 13PED Golf,Lake Hood or AshburtonGolfClub (Period 5)
05-11 Tongan Language Week
06 StudyLink TertiaryEvening,7:00pm, College Staffroom
07 12AGGroup 2, Tractors Day, Day2,AshburtonShowgrounds
08 CanterburySecondarySchools’Dressage,McLean’s Island,
09 AkoInterviews, at AshburtonCollege,10:00am-5:00pm.
College closed fornormalinstruction on this day.
10 Lincoln UniversityCourse Planning,atCollege
12 NZSS Shooting Champs (Triple S) Round 4, Home Range
Winter Sports Tournament Week:
27 August –05September
Please note: Cancelleddue to COVIDRestrictions
School SportNZ, in conjunction with its sportpartners,has regretfully
announced the cancellation of all sanctioned events on its calendar
through, at this stage,toMonday06September.
This includes all events scheduled within the WinterTournament
Week Calendar,scheduled to be held betweenthe datesabove.
School SportNZwillreviewthe viabilityoffutureeventsonthe School
SportNZCalendar on Wednesday01September,orasappropriate in
relation to changes to the alertlevel protocols.
14 Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021
No choir concert
Mid Canterbury Choir’s Sounz
Great Ashburton concert on
cancelled because of the covid
The concert at the
AshburtonTrust Event Centre
was set to featurethe choir,
college guest choirsand
special guest Ali Harper.
‘‘Singing is knowntobea
greatspreader of any virusso
we won’t be rehearsing again
untilweare back in level 1,’’
choir manager Carol Gunn
Audience numbers in level3
wereset at 10, in level2at100
socially distanced, so the
decision had to be made.
restagingthe concert next year
at the same sortoftime.
MrsGunn said the choir still
hopedto prepare andpresent
its Christmasconcerts on
In the firstcountrywide
lockdownlast year,the choir
cancelled its Messiah concert
and performed it earlierthis
year to very good audience
numbers. Anyonewith tickets
for Sounz Great will be
contactedbyevent centre staff
An aerial view of the Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa.
Hot pools to open in October
Work has been progressing well
on Methven’sOpuke Thermal
Pools and Spa, but delays will
mean the project will now open
in early October instead of late
Before lockdownthe finishing
touches were being putonthe
huge solar farm that will heat
the facility andwill set it apart
from other hot pools.
Inspired by thebackdrop of
the nearbymountains, thepools
will use an industryleading
water treatmentsystem to
ensure exceptional bathing
The 2ha siteonthe edge of
Methven will offer family hot
pools, kids aqua playzonewith
acrazy river andleap of faith
plunge pool, adultexclusive hot
pools, cold plunge pools and
spa facility offering a
range of therapies and asocial
spa experience called the Spa
Entry prices atOpuke will be
aligned with other similar
facilities in the South Island
and there will be adiscount
cardfor regular users.
Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa
marketing coordinator Olivia
teamwere now all on board and
excited forthe doors to open.
After some unavoidable
delays, the aim was for an
opening in October, all going
well with the currentlockdown
Tradieswere allowed back on
sitefrom level 3, she said.
Dog park event
There are car and dog agility
displayslined up for a
September19toraise funds to
supportthe building of a
dedicatedRakaia dog park.
runsfrom 10amuntil3pm and
will have astrong canine
Therewill be dog agility
Mid CanterburyDog Training
KiwiPetsServices will be
offeringdog washingand nail
clipping,whichcan be prebooked
Organisers arealso keen to
see old cars, tractors andany
other vehicles sign up to be
Theeventwill also feature
food andotherstalls and
Gate entryis$5per car or $1
Funds raised willgo
towardsthe costoffencing the
new dog park and other
Thedog park will be located
on the northernend of
Railway Terrace West andon
a200m x20m plot of land that
runsparallel to the railway
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Lifecontinues in covid wait-and-see
Hanginthere is the phrase of
the week,aswewaittosee if
contacts of theAuckland Covid
cluster develop intocasesinthe
We knowthatpeople move around the
countryalot so we all needtohunker
down andrespect thelockdownsoit
willhopefully be as short as possible.
Thank youtothose who have been
doing their part.
Alert Level4means Council facilities
areclosedtothe public, though we
havestaffworkingfromhome to keep
essential services going.
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern hassaid
thatall of NewZealand willremain
at Alert Level4untilatleast 11.59 pm
Friday27August and adecisionwill be
madethatday if some regions canbe
downgraded. Aucklandwill remain at
Alert Level4until at leastnextTuesday.
There arealso newrulesthatrequire
people to wear face masks or face
servicestationsfor essential business.
It is alsomandatory to signinoruse
your covidtracerapp whenyou visit.
Council services at AlertLevel 3and4
Our customer serviceteamisworking
from homeand is setuptotakecalls
and emails to assistyou withyour
Council’sadministration building on
Baring SquareWestisclosed, as is EA
Networks Centre, Ashburton Public
Library, theart galleryand museum,
and community halls. All public
playgroundsare closed and taped off,
though publictoilets on main freight
routes areopenfor essential workers.
Council is awarethatratesweredue
on 20 August.Given the office is closed,
youare encouraged to payonline
(ashburtondc.govt.nz) if possible
though Council hasdecided to delay
applying penalties forlate rates
because of the country’smove to Alert
Our drinking water, stormwater,
arebeing delivered as normal. Roading
maintenanceand repairstokeep the
roads safewill continue and under
Alert Level 3, road rehabilitation and
small capital projects can resume.
We will continue to pick up your red
rubbish bin and yellowrecyclingbin
from the kerbsideasper your normal
collection days. Unfortunately,glass
recyclingissuspended until further
notice. We ask thatyou storeyour
emptiesathomeinthe meantime. We
will letyou know whenthis changes or
Thursday,26August2021 | ISSUE 43
Staff respond to covidneeds in community
during AlertLevel 4tohelp othersin
In this August lockdown, staff have been
delivering prescription medicine on
behalf of local pharmacies, cleaning at
the Ashburton Hospital community-based
assessment centre and helping manage
traffic queues, doing extra cleaning of
public toilets foressential workersonthe
main freight routes and preparing the EA
Networks Centreindoor stadiumsoitcan
be usedasavaccination space.
Some staff redeployed are working for
Civil Defence, which links with other
agencies across Mid Canterbury tomake
surepeople’s health and welfareneedsare
metinAlertLevel 3and 4.
NewZealand remains in Alert Level4until
at least11.59 pm Friday 27 August.
Strategy and ComplianceGroup Manager
Jane Donaldson said Council would also
remainpart of the Civil Defenceresponse
at Alert Level3,wheneverthathappened.
“Our team did similar work in last year’s
four-week lockdown and we are pleased
to be helping the community again.”
Staff from the EA Networks Centre are
authorised by Civil Defence to deliver
medication for the pharmacies. Patients
areoftenelderly or unable to travel so staff
were providing an essential serviceaswell
as afriendly face.
Open spacesstaff have been on cleaning
duty atthe covid testing centre, working
in full protective equipment to disinfect
spaces after people havebeen assessed by
Roading staff have also been helping
manage traffic queues on Elizabeth Street
Ms Donaldson said the Tinwald Medical
Centre had asked to use the indoor
stadium spaceatEANetworks foralarge
group of booked covid vaccinations
and staff had prepared the venue for
that work on Wednesday. “It’s anideal
space asitallows for good numbers and
Openspaces’ cleanershad also beenbusy,
making surepublic toilets on main freight
routes were cleaned more regularly and
could be usedsafely by essential workers
liketruck drivers delivering goods around
the South Island.
when resourcerecoveryparks areopen
Regulatory services such as building
Council will continue to meetremotely
viaZoom,for any regularly scheduled
meetings.Public meetings willbe
live-streamed on the Council’sYouTube
Channeland Facebook Page.
TheCouncil willcontinue to
communicate about any potential
changetoour services or activities.
Followour Facebook page (@
AshburtonDC), visit the Council
signuptoour free text/SMSalert
service(by texting your postcode to
4196) to stayinformed.
Topimage: About to head out on a
(from left) Chinatsu Hunt,LinnMcGregor
and Nora Alteweeg.
Leftimage: EA NetworksCentrewas used
foragroup vaccination on Wednesday.
Ashburton District Council has
begun collecting regular samples
of its wastewater tobetested for
Councillors said last week they were
interestedinjoining other localauthorities
to test their wastewater, which would
indicate if thevirus –especially thehighly
transmissible Deltavariant –was present
in the Ashburton network. Samples
are collected from the Wilkins Road
treatment plant andsent to the Instituteof
Environmental Science and Research for
Ashburton DistrictMayor Neil Brownsaid
the testing would provide some assurance
of potential infection inthe community.
Although the sensitivity of wastewater
testing is notabsolutely clear, it provides a
tool in the kit to detect Covid-19.
“Weexpecttohavethe first resultsatthe
end of this week. Atthis stage, itisjust
the Ashburton town wastewater scheme,
but smaller strategic schemes could be
The MinistryofHealth is currently testing
wastewater from other councils around
the countryfor covid.
Thursday,26August2021 |ISSUE 43
Potholes ... whatwe'redoing about them
Council is very conscious of the
number of potholes being reported
and we know there are definitely
valid concernsatthe moment.
Although it has been severalweeks since
the last major wet weather event, and
almost two months since the one-in-200
year flooding event,the amount of rainfall
during that period caused significant
degradation to sections on some ofthe
roadsintheDistrict, and nowanumber of
potholes arestarting to appear.
Council acknowledges the problem and
shares the concerns residents have and
areexpressing to us.
Council’s commitment to road safety is
paramount and high priority has been
given to roading repairs inrecent weeks,
and this safety-focused work is continuing
The current restrictions have allowed
Ashburton District Council is
looking for heritage projects it can
give afinancial helping hand and
individuals, groups or businesses
applications by Wednesday 1 st
Heritageprojects thathavebeen fundedin
past years include the sexton’s cottage at
Ashburton Cemetery and AshfordVillage’s
historic Mill House.
The sexton’s cottagewas built in 1895 but
fell into disrepair after no longer being
used for keeping records. It was restored
in 1998 and another recent upgrade by
the Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club received
$3715 from Council byway of aheritage
Anew oversizedoor wasconstructedand
the whole buildingwas painted and birdproofed.
Earthquake strengthening work and
refurbishment at Mill House was another
project to receive a heritage grant
from Council. Mill House, built in 1912,
remains the hub of AshfordVillageand in
for community events, bio-diversity and
Council administers funds onbehalf of
Creative New Zealand for awide range
of projects including craft/object art,
literature, visual arts, dance, music, film,
theatre and Maori and Pacific arts. Projects
can also be in the form of an exhibition
Applications open forall four categories
will be accepted until 5pm, Wednesday
1 st September 2021.
For further information see our grants
and fundingpage, contactCouncil on 307
9646 or email email@example.com
to make good progress on repairs due to
light trafficonroads. Adowngrade in alert
level three will also allow for additional
crews to resume major works within
government-mandated guidelines and
include grading, channel and intersection
sweeping, and monitoring and making
safedefects thatcompromise safety.
Residents are encouraged to help us fix
the Districtroads by reportingpotholesto
Council, and other road-related damage,
using the Snap Send Solve app. Using
this app automatically sends apicture, a
GPSlocation, andother details to Council
when reporting an issue. This is extremely
helpful in identifying areasofconcern and
alsohelps prioritise work.
And remember, please take extra care
aroundworkinprogress on our roads, and
always drivetothe road conditions.
Living In Lockdown
Ashburton Library wants to know
how lockdown 2.0 is going for you
and is runningacompetition to find
the beststories –using wordsorart.
Community Services Group Manager
SteveFabish said the Living in Lockdown
competition was about finding ways for
people to sharetheir experiences.
“It is open to all ages and there will be
prizesineach of the four categories.”
Hereare the ways youcan shareyour story
In apiece ofwriting: Ashort story, an
to your council
Thingsthatare important in lockdown, A
Or a creative piece: Acollage, astop
motion movie, a3Dmodel, apieceofart
thatreflects lockdown foryou.
The competition is open to all of the
Ashburton Districtcommunities and to all
ages. It will be judged under the following
• 8yearsand under
• 17years +(Adult category)
Prizes will be a$25 Whitcoulls gift voucher
forthe winner of each agecategory.
All entrieswill needtobesubmittedwith
your full name, title of piece, and ashort
description if your entry isnot apiece of
Submityour entriesbyemail to library@
adc.govt.nz. Entries will be published
to the Library's Facebook and Instagram
Entries need to be submitted by 5pm
Friday 10 September 2021. Winners
will be announced on Winners will be
announced on Wednesday 15 September
Rubbish(redbins) &recycling (yellow
bins) will be collected as usual, but
please note therewillbeNOglass
recycling(green crate)during Alert
RESOURCE RECOVERY PARKS
All Resource Recovery Parksare closed
to the public.
Infrastructure Services Group Manager
Bin it Right
BE ON A
All dogs must beonaleash at all
times when out in public, to prevent
them interacting with another
person or dog, breaking social
Meetings areheld in the Council
Mt Hutt Memorial Hall
Council Activity Briefings
Wednesday 22 September,9.30am.
Wednesday 22 September,1.30pm.
Tuesday 28 September,1.00pm.
Wednesday 29 September,9.00am.
Council Agencies –6month reports
Wednesday 29 September,1.30pm.
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Mon,Tue, Wed&Fri8.30am-5pm, Thursday 9am -5pm
180 Havelock Street,Ashburton 7700
Mon -Fri 9am-8pm, Sat10am -1pm, Sun 1pm -4pm
20 River Terrace
Mon -Fri 6am -9pm, Sat&Sun 7am-7pm
10am-4pm daily. Closed PublicHolidays.
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Bookarama funds support many causes
The RotaryClub of Ashburton
Charitable Trust has
distributed over $75,000toa
variety of causesoverthe past
18 months andits biggest
income source, Bookarama, is
set to take place again next
Establishedin2008 on advice
from IRDand Rotary NZ,the
trust wasset up to minimise tax
Trustees aremembers of the
AshburtonRotary and funding
is distributedregularly to local
individuals, projects, and
RotaryClub of Ashburton
Charitable Trust chairperson
Don McLeod said Bookarama
was the big money earnerfor
the club andhad been running
for over 30 years.
In recent years it had raised
between $50$60,000 each year.
Mr McLeod said there wasa
long list of causes supported
through the trust andoften they
wereongoing and received
Some of the major grants in
recent months hadbeengiven
to support the Lake Hood track
($10,000), flood relief ($5000),
Aviation Museum ($5000),
college prizes($5000), Mid
($5000+), Learning Centre
($5000), Books for Young people
($5000+)and Trott’s Garden
There wasongoing support
for community groups like the
pipeband, playcentres, croquet
club, writers group, St Vincent
de Pauland Salvation Army.
Mr McLeod said there was
also astrong focus on backing
studentcauses and as well as
academicprizes at both local
colleges, funding was given for
Boyle River leadership camp,
science schools at Auckland
and Otago universities, the
“We areaservice club and
meet for fellowship, but our
raison d’etre is also to do good
support so many worthwhile
The Rotary Club of Ashburton
CharitableTrust meets monthly
to consider applications.
Funding application forms
can be requested by emailing to
firstname.lastname@example.org or via the
club’s Facebook page.
Bookarama is always abusy
affair with the community
snapping up books and more at
penned anew three year
to deliver districtpromotion
$195,000 peryear,as perthe
previous year’s contract.
It includes the twostrategic
number of domestic visitors to
increasing the dollar spend per
The KPIs will be reviewed
and agreed on an annual basis
and will include promotionto
overseas markets if borders
In addition to the domestic
is designed to helplocal
providers upskill. It will also
aim to develop the Mid
Canterbury brand, and reduce
seasonality by identifying new
productsthat canbe developed
outside of thecurrent winter
Money brought forward for
new co-funded toilets
Ashburton District Council
will bring forward allocated
capital funds for the
replacement and upgrade of
toilets at Taylors Stream and
Awa Awa Rata Reserve.
Some $68,000 have been
budgeted for each site in Year
3ofthe Long Term Plan, but
will now be spent earlier and
fully loan funded.
The toilets will be cofunded
after the recent
announcement of afunding
allocation of $158,328 from the
Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
enhancements include new
replacement toilets and
landscaping and furniture at
Council open spaces
manager Ian Soper said the
extra money from the Tourism
Infrastructure Fund would
mean asizeable upgrade of the
facilities at both locations.
New toilets would be more
environmentally friendly and
they would offer ahigher level
Taylors Stream camping and
picnicking area is located on
the Inland Scenic Route north
of Staveley, and is used by
picnickers and freedom
Awa Awa Rata Reserve is
another popular picnic area
14km from Methven and 2km
from the Mt Hutt ski field
It is widely known for its
spring display of
20 Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021
Spooky halloween in Rakaia
Bachs at the Lake Clearwater settlement.
Stakeholders and the
community will be consulted on
their wishes and expectations
for the futureofthe Lake
Clearwater settlementand the
The increasing popularity of
the scenic settlementhas
placed anumber of stresses on
the area and the lake has seen
increasing contamination from
nitrates and minerals.
Canterbury DHB issued a
public healthwarning when
bluegreenalgae was foundat
the lakeand anumber of
out of balance and at risk of
life as it has historically.
Factors forthe poor
condition of the lake are likely
to be historicaland current
farming practicesaswell as a
possible contribution from
uncontained waste disposal,
such as longdrop toilet
facilities in the huts settlement.
Since 2019 aworkinggroup of
farmers, DOC,ECan, Fish &
District Council (ADC), have
met periodically to discuss
At the last gathering ECan
advised thatthey intended
testingfor nutrient levels via
bores within the hut settlement
ADCstarted an investigation
in April into thenumberof
longdrops toilets remaining at
the settlement, which included
physicalinspection of sites.
Athird of the 198 individual
dwellings at Lake Clearwater
have longdrops. Some have
holdingtanks and some have
both longdrops andholding
All longdrops must be
physically decommissioned by
the end of this year to comply
with tighter leaseconditions.
Conditions of occupying the
land include facilitiesmeeting
standards set by ADC.
TheLake Clearwater huts
settlement was first laidoutin
the 1920s andbetween1926 and
1964 was giftedtothe district.
Historically the settlement
was usedby fishermen and
hunters andlater by others
enjoying watersports like
Clearwater will begin soon and
from it an initialstrategy will
be developed .
potentially pave the way for a
changetothe district plan anda
separate process may be
required to resolve any lease
Spooktacular happenings are
planned for halloween in
Rakaia thisyear andbeing
hosted by the town’s scouting
But volunteers are neededto
help make spookydecorations
and act as haunting
characters, as wellashelp
with setupand take down.
Organiser Anita Ruigrok
said planningfor the event had
been under waysince late last
year with somedecorations
purchased from overseas but
many more neededtobemade.
She was keen to support the
scouts and had personally
financed the decorationsso
“I believe it's importantfor
encourages them to go
outdoors and help their
neighbours,” she said.
“If this event canraise
enough moneyfor them to fund
them for ayear, Idon't mind
paying for all decorations …
because it helps the
communityinthe long runI
There was afair amountof
work done and Anita was
positive it could be amassive
“I want to give Rakaia
something that they canbe
proud of, and look forward to
‘‘It is winter in Narnia,’’ said Mr Tumnus, ‘‘and
has beenfor eversolong…always winter, but
never Christmas.’ Thisisafamousline fromCS
Lewis' TheChroniclesofNarnia. WhatLewis so
wonderfully captures withthis imageisthe
bleaknessoflife without God.Warsand
rumours of wars, wildfires ragingout of control,
the innerturmoilofour ownsoulsweall know
something of what Lewiscaptures in this quote.
In thepast few days,Haiti hasbeenravaged
withyet anotherearthquake. The Taliban has
nearly taken overAfghanistan. Our worldoften
seems hopeless. Andthenwelook at ourselves.
Ourrelationships are notalwayswhat they
should be; we hurt those closest to us. Work does
not fulfil us, and we wonder, at times, what’s the
Lewis was an Oxford professor for many years,
but he only came to believe in God later in life.
Throughmany triumphs and setbacks, he
realized that nothing in this life truly satisfied the
Anita Ruigrok with some workinprogress decorations.
for hopefully manyyears to
come,” Anita said.
She was seekingvolunteers
to help with decorationsand to
dress up as characters it
could be aDisney character, a
from achurch sceneora
The evening, beingrun at
the Rakaia Scout Den, on the
Normanby Street, in Rakaia on
October 30, begins at 5pm for
younger children and gets
more spookyfor older children
Anita is also seeking a
photographer and spacefiller
decorations such as small
haybales, metal stakes to keep
tombstones in place.
She has been making
decorations over thepast few
months but in thelead up to
halloween is seekingtoramp
She is using amix of brush
and paint and spray paint
As part of theevent,which
will be agold coin entry forthe
Rakaia Scouts, Anita has also
been in touch with potential
for bulk halloweentreats.
Therehas also been a
backdrop organisedfor a
the scoutswill have barbecue
sausages anddrinksfor sale.
Anyoneable to help can
contact Anita on
deep longings of his heart for joy and
You might be surprisedthatLewis’ answer, the
Bible’s answer, to such apredicament is not to
suppressorto denyyourself happiness and
pleasure.Inone of his sermonsasalay preacher
late in life, Lewis writes:
It would seem that Our Lord finds ourdesires
not too strong, but too weak. We are halfhearted
creatures, fooling aboutwithdrink and sex and
ambitionwheninfinite joy is offeredus, like an
ignorant child who wants to go on making mud
pies in aslum because he cannot imagine whatis
meant by the offer of aholiday at the sea. We are
far too easilypleased. (CS Lewis, TheWeight of
Our hearts go after ‘weak’ desires, because
deep down we longfor God himself. The Bible
says of God, ‘‘You reveal the path of lifetome; in
your presenceis abundantjoy;atyour right hand
are eternal pleasures’’ (Psalm 16:11). Christ
offers us eternal joy, satisfaction, and rest from
this wintery world.
Rev Dr Jason Pickard,Grace Presbyterian
Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021
Daffodil Day fundraising moves online
Cancer doesn’t stop, so we
won’t either, CancerSociety of
New Zealandboss Lucy Elwood
Covid19 lockdowns may have
once again impacted the
Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day
fundraising plans but it has
not stopthe needfor its
People can support the
throughtheir website, or
throughANZ (who willmatch
all donations) and also get
creativewith their own online
fundraisers while in lockdown
and registering these on their
“Thetagline for ourDaffodil
doesn’t stop, so we won’t
‘‘Weare truly living those
words rightnow –cancer
doesn’t stop because of covid,’’
‘‘Our staffare going above
and beyond to supportthose
communicate updates on
addressingany issues that are
TheCancer Society is urging
supporters to donate and
fundraise online as covid forces
the cancellation of its iconic
They relied on thegenerosity
of people in the community to
fund services and were very
grateful for thesupportwe
which went toward coveringthe
cost of the servicesdelivered to
the people in the district.
Ms Elwood said last year the
organisation was unable to hold
due to covid restrictions.
‘‘Unfortunately ayear later,
wefind ourselves in asimilar
situationthroughoutall of New
‘‘We are now counting on our
generous supporters to donate
Ms Elwood said covid
lockdowns in the past had seen
demandonthe Cancer Society’s
service increase as many going
through cancer treatments had
‘‘This is thetime for Cancer
Societyand New Zealanders to
step up andnot step back,” she
Services for peoplewith
cancerwere still available in
continuing as asafe ‘bubble’ for
treatment, and patientsupport
servicescontinuing over the
Daffodil Day providesmany
withachance to celebrate
those who have passed.
“We hope thisstill happens
safely in bubbles and we want
to keep the Daffodil Day spirit
going. There are peoplealready
fundraising for us in their own
unique ways on our
daffodilday.org.nz website, and
weare so grateful for their
“We know this is also ablow
for many peoplewho have been
‘‘ANZissupporting us to help
make this year’s Daffodil Day
efforts asuccess, by matching
all donations throughits
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ISSUE 2021 AUGUST
At this month'sYouth
Council Meeting we had Ella
and Abbycome downfrom
Christchurch to talk to us
about UN Youth. UN Youth is
an intergovernmental group
With Ella andAbbywediscussed
in groupsthequestion: whatisa
globalchallenge thatyou think
should be prioritised over the next
decade?Some of theideas we
pandemic relief andfake news. We
alsolooked into the17sustainable
development goals whichare 17
Next wedid aclimate based
were allgivenaslip of paper
giventokens based on thenumber
together to collect 40 tokens to stop
We beganwith an introduction, and
we were tryingtoconvinceother
countries to pledgetheir tokens.
This wasanegotiation taskand
helped us buildour confidence
when it comes to countrydebating
countryand represented it to the
othercountries. We pledgeour
tokens to stop climatechange.
After that we hadaZoomcall with
Sophie and Piper fromYouth Voice
what theyhave to offer throughout
theyear. They run Youth Connects
Awards, Zuis which areZoom
Hui’s (every 6weeks)and Mana
Reo. They arealsoaiming to come
andvisitusinperson at future
meetings. AfterourZoomcall we
learned that wehadour biggest
turn outfor theNZMountain Film
update and we brainstormed what
gameswecould playand what
prizes we couldhave.
we discussed theYouth Voice
CanterburyAwards and then
purple shirt dayfor Mental Health
NZ Mountain Film Festival
Thankyou forsupporting the NZ
Mountain Film Festival.
The Ashburton Youth Council would
like to take this opportunity to thank
everyone whosupported us by attending
the NZ MountainFilmFestivalinorderfor
us to fundraisefor BiteNiteCultureFest.
On the night we had167 keen supporters
whohavehelped us raise $2,100.00.
We hadafantastic nightofviewing many
inspirational New Zealand adventurers
and witnessingtheamazing NewZealand
landscape. My personal favourite was
the film about the young New Zealand
international surfer showing off his
favourite places to surf in New Zealand,
along with the many personalities who
have helpedsupport himwithhis surfing
This was our third year athosting the
NZ Mountain Film Festival and was by
far our best turnout. The Youth Council
appreciates the support itreceives from
the Ashburton Event Centre inallowing
us to continue to screen these films onan
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Ashburton Electronic and
Welcome to our visitors and
Suzie’s family. Our Augustclub
night was organisedbythe
talented Suzie Earlyand her
dad Brian Early. Play in was Bev
Listeronthe keyboard. Bev
playedlots of lovelytuneswhich
we all enjoyed.
popular music through all ages
(1880 2021). Also she told us all
about things that happened in
each era. Most interesting and a
lot of preparation and time she
put into the evening.
First up was our lovely
Audreyand the Boys. Decade
1880 1899.They told us they
weren’t around in thisera that
they sangin! That causedabitof
agiggle. They played “Sweet
Violets”, “I’ve beenworking on
the Railway”, “After the ballis
over” and “Daisy”. Well done
Next the SkiffleGroup
Decade19901929. This is such a
large talented group.Playing all
sorts of musical instruments.
They looked amazing in their
outfits. Ian, yourtrouserswere a
real eye catcher! They played
and sang nine tunes “Until we
meet Again” and “Cuddleupa
littleCloser”just to namea
Bev Stevens shares quite a
few jokesinbetween items.
Don’t know where she got them,
but they were so funny.
Next the Accordion Band
Group Decade19301949. We
had nine playing the Accordion
and Bernardonthe Keyboard.
They played six tunesand they
were great. Suzie dedicated the
“Blue Skirts Waltz”and the
“Kentucky Waltz” to her dad,
Brian. Nice one Suzie.
Next the Extended Keyboard
Group Decade 1950 1969. The
“Rock nRoll” era.Therewere
five on the keyboard. Iris,Janet,
Rose, Barbara and Michael
playedasolo.“Iwant to be your
Teddy Bear”was justfabulous.
They were all playing on
Raffles were drawn and the
winners were :Rose Stead,
Helen Mills, Ann Allott, Iain
Tuanui,Shirley Millar, Lynette
Smith, Lyn Peterson and Bev
Stevens. Congratulations to you
Next up were the Ukestars
Band Group Decade 1970 1989.
Easy listening and country
It consisted of fivegals and
two guys in theirfancyhats and
dresses. They played some well
known songs “Beautiful
Sunday”, “Rock aBillylike me”
Suzie introduced her last
item. Abeautiful samoangirl
with an amazing voice, Revival
She writesher own songs as
well. Firstsong she sangwas
“Some day Iwill be with you”. A
gospel song “I want to know how
it feels”. The words were
amazinginthis one. The last
song “Look at us”.This was my
favourite. The words were just
beautiful. Suzie wanted special
thanks to go to Irisand Irene for
Suzie has apaper fan as she
was hot and uptight, but truly
Suzie you had suchafantastic
programme. It was enjoyed by
our members and her family.
Mid Canterbury Central
President Ken welcomed 68
members and 2visitorstothe
meeting, and received 10
apologies.The club then stood
for amoments silenceinrespect
for the deaths of two members (
OwenEverest and Jim Small)
and also the youths killed in the
tragic car accident in Washdyke
Two new members were
inducted by president Ken, Ron
Derick Prebble,and Kevin
Walker, introduced by Graeme
Our mini speaker was Merv
Green who spokeabout his
childhoodand working life.
worked between3jobs. Potato
harvesting, freezing worksand
brown top harvestinground the
In 1970 he and acouple of
and working in asugar mill in
Australia but came backtohis
job at the freezing works.Hedid
this againthe next year but took
up fencingthe following years
in the off season until demand
lead him to go fencing full time.
With farmers turningtodeer
farming then dairyingand
irrigation Merv had continuous
work,and never had abad dept.
His wifeand he tookintwo
AFS students fromThailand
and Braziland travelledtotheir
countries when they graduated.
Merv is aPast Masterofthe
Masonic Lodgeand is still an
Our main speaker, introduced
by CarlRuddenklau, was
features editor, Malcolm
Hopwood whose topic was
“People I've Met Who Don’t
Remember Me”. At the age of 10
Malcolm remembered Walter
Nash who said “Hello” to him.
Others included The
Archbishop of Canterbury, Cliff
Richard, Sir Peter Blake, Sir
BrianElwood, The infamous
Ron Jorgenson, Dame Patsy
Reedy, Sir Michael Jones,
Some politicians includedSir
Sir RobertMuldoon, David
Bolger, Helen Clark, JohnKey
(who remembered him) and just
lately Jacinda Ardern.
To close he spokeabout an
interview (that was published)
with chessplayerRoy Keeling.
Roy said it has takenhim 86
yearstobecome the centrefold
of the Ashburton Guardian.
Malcolm was presented witha
fruittray and thanked by
The meeting was closed with
the singing of the National
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PHONE 308 8493. EMAIL: email@example.com
8A John Street,Ashburton
•Firewalls/Security •Spyware Clean-up •Training
20 YearsExperience Microso Cerfied Professional
NETWORKS FIREWALLS AND PCS LTD
Robin Johnstone 67 Aitken Street, Ashburton
P: 03 308 1440 C: 027 768 4058
Call 0800 788 393
57 Dobson Street,Ashburton
HartleyCurd 021 328 301
Keeping our communitysafefor over25years
To book your spaceinthis guide,phone KarenGane 308 7664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales l Service l Repairs
E-BIKES l MOTORCYCLES
P 03 308 7982 - E email@example.com
W www.mckayanddonaldson.co.nz -734 East Street,Ashburton
Forall your tyre requirements,
see the localexperts
197 Wills Street,Ashburton l www.neumannstyres.co.nz
Phone 03 308 6737 (24 hrs –after hours call out applies)
Residential and Commercial
Repairs and renovations
Kitchens and bathrooms
Competitiverates, free quotes
Simon 021 576 044
Fast, Friendly &Reliable
Does your garden need monthly
maintenancetokeep it tidy and
looking good through the seasons?
Or perhaps just need aone off tidy
or pruning completed?
We can help!
ContactCAROLYN Phone: 027 2675403 or 3082333
Experts in glass
UNDER NEW LOCAL OWNERSHIP
ist chu rch
•Paving •Irrigation •Lawns
•Planting •Fences •Pergolas
•Water features •Outdoor fires
•Raised planters •Decks
•Artificialgrass and more...
Phone0800 688 365 /021 542 402
• MagWheel Repairs &Painting
16 Cass Street,Ashburton. 03 308 0387
TOTAL LAWN CARE SERVICES
David &Debbie Sewell
Phone 027 4171732 l evenings 3078355
• New tyre sales
• Wheel alignments
• Wheel balancingand
24 HOUR CALLOUTSERVICE
03 307 8438
and Farm Vehicles
Proudly locallyownedand operated
CnrCox &East St.
Book nowon03 307 8438
Conditions apply.Includes up
to 4.5 litres of Penriteoil and a
Sound Systems &Lighting Hire
Phone DJ Dave
03 308 5106
027 251 0015
Wilsons Windscreens 2018 Ltd
We areyour one stop glass shop for
AUTO and HOUSE
REPAIR or REPLACE
Integrity Estate Services specialise in;
• Full interior house clean, including carpets
• Full exterior service
• Preparing/de-cluttering houses
• Re-homing furniture
Complimentary 30 minute walk through consultation
“Professional co-ordination of your relocation needs”
Kate Webster 027 500 1033
152 Wills Street,
FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING
Jann or Karen acallon
• Aerial/Dish installations and repairs
• Prewirefor TV/Audio and controlsystems
• TV wall mounting • Cell phone aerials
• Home theatreinstallation
• Authorised SkyTVtechnician
Ash Solar Power
PH 308 7332 /027 277 1062
Mackenzie and Kate Donald
have been named recipients of
The annual scholarships
give students fromMid
Canterbury, who are enrolled
in tertiary study,the chance to
apply for extra funding.
Mid Canterbury provincial
saidthe scholarships were
offered to two tertiary
students this year instead of
the usual three because of
opportunities due to covid.
But as usual there had been
ahigh calibre of applicants.
The scholarship winners
were Olivia Mackenzie($1000)
andKate Donald ($500). Kate,
in her third year studying for a
bachelor of animal science at
Massey University, is majoring
in geneticsand breeding.
She was apupil at Tinwald
Primary School andthenwent
to Ashburton College.
Olivia,who attended to the
recent provincial annual
general meeting to accepther
certificate, is in her second
yearstudying for abachelor of
Tertiary student Olivia Mackenzie and Mid Canterbury Provincial
Rural Women New Zealand's Pauline Hewson.
PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS
‘‘I am keen to see where it
will take me,’’ she said, of her
memberisfrom a230 hectare
cropping/dairy supportfarm at
Mayfield/MtSomersand had a
taste of internationaltravel in
her final yearathigh school
when she travelled withNew
Zealand YoungFarmersfor a
three weekexchange to
Montana, in theUnited States
Olivia had completedthe
Programme (LPP) aunique
leadership course run by NZ
YoungFarmers andfunded by
the Red Meat Profit
was developed to identify
emerging leadersand ensure
they wereentering career
pathways in theprimary
Primary School pupil, who
then went to Craighead
DiocesanSchool in Timaru.
She is thegranddaughter of
‘‘much loved member of the
Anamabranch’’ Mrs Hewson
‘‘She would have been very
proudofOlivia,’’ she said.
Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021
Jazz group to tour
Michael Houstoun, jazz
Rodger Foxand theirspecial
guest, acclaimedblues vocalist
Erna Ferry, aretouringthe
South Islandand performingin
The tour takesinAshburton,
Oamaru and Christchurchand
willfeature some topclass jazz
Ashburton District Council has
began collecting regular
samples of its wastewater as part
of Covid19 testing.
Councillors said they were
interested in joining other local
authorities to test their
wastewater, which would
indicate if the virus –especially
the highly transmissible Delta
variant –was present in the
Samples were being collected
from the Wilkins Road treatment
plant and sent to the Institute of
Environmental Science and
Research for analysis.
Ashburton District mayor Neil
music by Gino Vannelli,
arranged by acclaimed
composerBill Cunliffe, will be
performed at each event.
The Ashburton Trust Event
Centre concert is on October 24
Tickets from thevenueor
Brown said testing would
provide some assurance of
potential infection in the
Although the sensitivity of
wastewater testing is not
absolutely clear, it provides a
tool in the kit to detect Covid19.
The results were expected this
“At this stage, it is just the
Ashburton town wastewater
scheme, but smaller strategic
schemes could be included,” he
The Ministry of Health is
currently testing wastewater
from at least 27 other councils.
To book your spaceinthis guide,phone KarenGane 308 7664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
•CARS •4WDs •CAMPERVANS
25 Year Warranty
Contact Reece Trotter
P: 027 273 7313 E: email@example.com
We offer the following:
• Gutter and DownpipeCleaning • Weed Spraying
• Moss,Mouldand Lichen Spraying • Spider Proofing
• Gorse and BroomSpraying • FenceLineSpraying
• Chimney/Flue Cleaning $75 • Heat Pump Service$90
MENTION THIS AD WHEN BOOKING FOR A10% DISCOUNT
ON GUTTER AND DOWNPIPE CLEANING
Call Allan on 027 209 5026 an let us know howwecan help
03 308 6646
•Latest scan tools and
•All makes and models including
European and Japanese
•Vehicle transportand recovery
TheBig Blue Shed
CnrJohn &McLean Street,Ashburton
Phone Quentin andPhil on
027 282 8908 or 027 2828909
Interior and Exterior Painting
General engineering and
Integritybuilds agood reputation
Same exceptional CleaningServices
level of service
FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING
“we clean to a
• regular full house cleans
• one off spring cleans
• farm houses
• builders cleans
03 307 2656
ALL THINGS CANVAS &PVC
*Awnings/Shade sails/Dropblinds*Auto seat covers &repairs
*Hay&bin covers *PVC covers &repairs
*Ute tonneau covers *Furnitureupholsteryrepairs
PHONE TRAVIS HOWDEN 027 922 4544
Jann or Karen acallon
30 Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021
October; White Herons,
Westland, November; Kaikoura
December; Transport, D.B.
B. accommodation. John &
Kathleen Lawler, Rakaia.
For details, bookings 03
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.
Phone John Cameron
at Supersucker. 027 435
1042 or 308 1677
CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,
servicing Ashburton and
surrounding districts, $60
per chimney. Phone
Rodney on 03 324 2999
and leave amessage.
CHARLIES Blind Cleaning
Service -same day service
and repairs. Charlie can
supply new blinds and
tracks and will hang
drapes. Ph 03 307 1936 or
020 4169 0342
COMPUTER Problems? For
prompt reliable computer
servicing and laser engraving,
contact Kelvin, KJB
Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot
Place, Ashburton. Phone
308 8989. SuperGold discount
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
CONCRETE Services -
Driveways, paths, patios,
mowing edging. Decorative
Concrete specialist 30
years servicing Canterbury.
Free quotes. No job too big
or small. Phone Paul 021
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
pruning, fertilising, projects
or general spruce ups? Call
Andrew at Spruce Gardens
to get the job done right.
027 765 2899 or 03 307
Seniorcare Geraldine Inc
(Waihi Lodge Care Centre)
If you enjoy working within a
friendly, warm and caring
team and have empathy for
the elderly, we welcome
For further information
please phone Tina, our
03 693 8131 or email:
of jobs availablefor
Part-time or full-time
opportunity to longtermworkonoffer
Great fit for semi
retired, dayworkers, or
working around school
Email us your CV
or call us on
GUTTER Cleaning. Using a
vacuum system to clean
out the debris is a faster
and cleaner process. Call
Allan on 027 209 5026
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.
We areseekingsomeone to assist with inwardsand
outwardsfreight, maintainwellorganised storage
facilities,and assist with otherduties required in
the successfuloperation of acustomer service
Thesuccessful applicantmust be well organised
andaccuratewith their documentation and
computerinputs,haveafull clean driver’s licence,
andimportantly be self-motivatedand fit and
healthy becausesomeheavy lifting is required.
Excellentremuneration package on offer.
Minimum 30 hours per week,or, if the successful
applicantrequired, a40hour week canbeworked.
If this sounds like theposition foryou,please email
(and includeacopyofyour CV)by31Augustto:
To speak in confidencepleasecontact
Alister on 3089019.
WAIHI LODGE CARE CENTRE -GERALDINE
(20 Rest Home beds,3assisted living Apartments,11
Rented Cottages,Day Programmeand Function Centre)
(Part-time -25hrs perweek)
If youhave sound management skills,empathy for
the elderly,and areprofessional in your approach
then we would love youtojoinour team of dedicated
Main Duties include:
• Working in conjunction with our Clinical Manager
• Meeting the requirements of the MinistryofHealth
• Human Resources
• Health and Safety
• General Managementofthe whole complex.
(full JobDescription available on request)
Forfurther information and/or to make application
pleasephone Stuart: 027 433 9088
Or email Stuartat:
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
CARAVANS &TRAILERS CARAVANS &TRAILERS
Touring pleasure. Caravans of this qualityand style
very often. This little
from the UK and many
of its facilities have
ContactKeith formoreinformation and
lots of photographs.
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 with flexibility around the days worked.
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, 29August 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
Hakatere Multicultural Council Coordinator
37.5 hour perweek
The Hakatere Multicultural Council is looking for someone who is passionate
about celebrating the rich cultural diversityofour MidCanterburydistrict. This
role will involveengaging with manypeople from various cultural backgrounds
and situations. If you are a good networker, highly sociable, enjoy new
experiences, and enjoy assisting and supporting people this could be your
perfect job. Weare looking forapplicants with the following key attributes:
•Ability toeffectively communicate with awide range of people or different
•Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
•Aninterest, passion and commitment tosupporting both newcomers and
•Confident in avarietyofcultural and social situations
•Enjoylearning new things and meeting lots of new people
•Excellentorganisation, record keeping and time managementskills
•Computerliterate,and familiar with MicrosoftWord, Exceland Facebook
•Experienceinworking with ethnic communities
•Knowledge and understanding of the principals of the Treaty of Waitangi
•Hold acurrent motor vehicle drivers licence
To read job description and download application form go to
www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz careers page
Applications close Friday3rd September 2021
Forfurther question’s please contactAni Koperu on 03 308 1395
We’llhelpyour business stand out!
Over 15,950 copies everyweek
Call in and see us at 199 Burnett St, Ashburton, phone Jann or
Karen on (03) 308 7664 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL Clearance; ladies
skirts, tops, trousers. Sizes
8-10. Afurther $5. off sale
price. Frame Co, Netherby
Shopping Centre. Open
9am - 12.30pm, 1.30 -
4.30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Small LPG cylinders
Off Street Parking
Arthur Cates Ltd
26 McNally Street
Ph 308 5397
Riverside Industrial Estate
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
$140 PER CORD
C.O.D. in town
Malcolm McDowell Rd
DRY Bluegum firewood;
3.6m 3 $450. or 1.8m 3
$250.00. Free delivery
within 30km of Ashburton.
Contact Dave 0274 920
SAVE $100. on next winters
firewood. Old Man Pine 6m 3
$495.00. Limited supply.
WINZ accredited. Free
delivery to most of Mid-
Canterbury. Phone 027 297
ROOF COATINGS: All roof
types, specializing in
Decramastic and Long Run
Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep
roofs not a problem. —
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...
Saturday28th August is
AshburtonHealth First,308 Havelock Street,Ashburton
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.
Sunday29th August is
Eastfield Health, 135 Tancred Street,Ashburton
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.
Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the
weekend and public holidays please telephone
MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105
or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.
Details foraccessing the afterhours services 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
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
0800 58 78 22
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
PLANTS for Sale. Botanical
Expo Recreation Centre,
Lincoln. Saturday 11 September
10am - 4 pm,
Sunday 12th September
10am - 4pm. Specialist
Workshops, Floral Design,
Daffodils. $5. entry.
B&WLoweContracting Ltd arecurrently seeking
triple mowerconditioner operatorsfor the
2021- 2022 silage season.
•Becapable of working unsupervised
Please emailusfor an application form:
FOR LEASE FOR LEASE FOR LEASE
Modern Multi Purpose Warehouse Ashburton
51 Robinson Street, Ashburton, Canterbury
RiversideIndustrial Estate Ashburton
•488m² workshop •112m² receptionand offices
•112m² mezzanine with largeofficeand smoko room
•4container heightdoors •3phase power
•Current tenant vacates30th August
•Empty 2000m²section at 53 Robinson Street
next dooralso available if required
•51RobinsonStreet $5798 per month plus GST andoutgoings.
•53RobinsonStreet $2500 per month plusGST andoutgoings.
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
STORAGE: Secure self storage
units available, long or
short term. Ashburton Storage
Facilities. Contact us
on 0274 362 636 or www.
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
Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021
We can supportyou and
your family to make
Dealing with alife limiting illness?
Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387 email email@example.com
www.hospicemc.nz facebook hospicemidcanterbury
Dr Christopher McGrath
PhD(Otago), MSc, DO(UK)
musculoskeletal care for your pain
Consulting Osteopath, Ashburton
Appointments/contact through web site
021 0222 6378
At the Cancer Societyweknowhow acancerdiagnosis can
affectevery aspectofyourlifeand we areheretohelp.
Ourservices arefreeand confidential.
If youorsomeone youcareabout hascancer
please contactusfor supportand information.
Nau MaiKiTeKorero Wewelcomeyour call
Phone: 307 7691
centre is closed to the public.
If youhaveananimal in need
please phone 03 308 6434.
Food donations appreciated.
Kindly sponsored by
Phone 308 4432 or
027 332 9286
NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor
Dangerous Goods Course-½dayMondaymornings
CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place
PhoneChristine027 245 2563
GRAZING wanted for 50
Ewes and lambs. Phone
0274 722 685
STORAGE available, Ashburton.
Self storage, variety
of sizes. Phone Rainbow
Storage 03 307 0401 or
file: F:\OPI\hires\adverts\regional\b10\1278047.eps phone/text 021 554 570
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
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