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Retail MeatNew Zealand is

urging the governmenttoallow

butcherstoopen during

lockdown.

Currently, underAlert Level

4, independent butchers are

only allowed to have

contactlessdeliveries –a

position unviable for many

operators.

Compounding the issue is

supermarkets are under

increasing pressure.

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

order.

Mr Hanson said havinglocal

butchersopen to the public

during lockdownwould help

spread the loadfor

supermarkets.

‘‘We are asmall local

butcher,wherewecould have

one or two in here at atime

with agood two meter distance

no worries,itwouldn't be

packed like asupermarket,’’ he

said.

Awebsitefor clickand

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.

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openuntil 11pmthat evening to

helplocals get theirmeat

before lockdown.

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

extendedwe’ll carryondoing

click and collect and deliveries

in town as well,’’ he said.

There had beentalk of a

petition, but Retail Meat New

Zealand general manager

AntoinetteBisset saidworking

directly with government was

the bestway to keep the

pressure on.

“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

said.

‘‘The governmenthas to

consider the long­termimpacts

this will haveonfood security,

particularly for rural and

regional communities that rely

on theirlocal butcher to keep

them fed.

“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.”

Federated Farmersnational

president AndrewHoggard

said limiting butchers to online

booking and deliveries was not

good enough.

‘‘Mostofour small butchers

and greengrocers simplydon't

have the delivery mechanisms,

or access to them, to

successfullydeliver perishable

goods,’’ he said.

‘‘New Zealand butchers

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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

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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

percent.

Satisfactionwithmayor Neil Brown

wasupfrom 78 percent to 89 percent

andfor councilstaff was up from 87

percentto92percent.

Oneareathat continues toscore low

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overall dissatisfactionwithcouncil’s

performance andcited by 47 percent of

respondents,hesaid.

Some 50 percentsaid theywanted

more spent on roading and22percent

saidless should be spent onthe

museum/art gallery.

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

comparedwith24percent forsealed

roads, 70 percent compared with 59

percent forrates spend satisfaction

and 87 percent compared 68percent

for drinking watersupply.

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Preschool to rise from courts

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Phoenix Preschool is moving to anew

build plannedatthe Ashburton

Collegenetball courts.

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

Beltand Middleroads.

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

furtherenhancements.

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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

beenlifted.

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

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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

expansion.

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

the plan.

Enhancements include aseparate

staff/non­contact room,office space

for thecentremanager, reception

area and an extended sleep room for

under three yearolds.

She said thefundraisingcommittee

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Essential workers help the community

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While most of thecountry

hunkered down at homefor

anotherlevel 4lockdown, our

essentialworkers battle on,

making surethe community is

fed,fuelled and safe.

TinwaldSuperValue has

plentyofexperience servicing

its community during

emergencies, withMay’s

floods isolating the suburb

whenbothbridges were

damaged.

Co­ownerGaylene

Thompson saidwhenthis

lockdown was announced

there was briefinitial panic

fromthe public, butaftertwo

daystheywere not strippedof

stock like the lastlockdown.

She saidher staffwere

coping verywell and knowing

whattoexpect thistimewas

helping themcope better.

‘‘Weall haveour moments

where we wishwecould be off

likeeveryone else.

‘‘Asawholewereally like

being abletohelp people,

we’re allhere doingour best.’’

There was asteady streamof

people shoppinginthe

supermarketwithnoqueues

outside.

‘‘People are getting what

theyneed, supplies are

coming all thetime,thereare

someliquor limitations,which

willtake until early next week

to resolve,’’Gaylenesaid.

The supermarket continues

The staff at Tinwald SuperValue remain positive during the latest lockdown.

to manage stock levels and

restockquicklytoprovidethe

localcommunity withalmost

everythingthey need.

‘‘Ouronline orderingsystem

wasnew at theend of the last

lockdown, its great to see

customers usingthis.Wealso

have many older customers

whophone in orders whom we

aresopleased to be ableto

help,’’she said.

Bread andmilk sell outfast

each dayand breadcan take a

fewdays to be replenished.

Gaylene saidstaff

appreciated themany positive

commentsfrom customers.

‘‘Ithelpsall our staff keep

going, knowing we areworking

while manyenjoyabreakcan

be toughthe longerweare in

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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.

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Coding club kids games showcased

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Budding programmers, from

Ashburton Public Library’s

microbytes and megabytes

coding clubs, have taken their

after­school learning to anew

level.

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

family, friends.

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

club peers.

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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Three Waters pause sought

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

reform process.

The reform proposes to transfer

deliveryofThree Waters services

from localauthoritiestofourpublic

entities across New Zealand.

CanterburyMayoral Forum chair

Sam Broughton,who is mayor of

SelwynDistrict, said theforum had

taken the step because it has

seriousconcernsaboutthe current

decision­making timeframe.

“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

this incrediblyimportant

decision.”

TheThree Waters reform

proposalsare aonce­ina­generation

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

proposals.

The forum also acknowledged

that the reform process was being

undertakenatthe sametimeas

other significant reform processes,

including areview into the future

for local government.

Apause in the ThreeWaters

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Backing Mike from Ashburton

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5

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

Paralympics.

Mike and six other

wheelchair athletes in the

teamwereset to make their

paralympic debut against

United State ofAmerica

yesterday.

Mike,44, was bornwith

charcot­marie­toothdisease,a

neurological condition that

effects all limbs.

He wasintroduced to

wheelchairrugbyin2008and

hasrepresented Canterbury

ever since.

He made his Wheel Blacks

debut against Australiain

2015 and is heavily involved

with the administrationof

Canterbury Wheelchair

Rugby.

Tony Todd said he and

Christine were immensely

proudoftheir son and would

be watching the games on

More support for tourism operators

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Mid Canterburytourism is set

for ashot in the arm after a

new round of funding support

for Regional Tourism

Organisations (RTO).

Some$26.6 million has been

allocated to 31 RTOs, including

ChristchurchNZ, which is the

RTO for Mid Canterbury,to

collaborateacrossregional

boundaries to attract visitors.

The fundingfor the coming

year is aimedatsupporting

local jobs and businessesand

keeping up the momentum of

economic recovery.

RTOswill work alongside

industry reps, community

groups, councils and others on

destination managementplans

for how they propose to work

together.

Funding, rangingfrom

$400,000 to $1.5 millionhas

been allocated, and

ChristchurchNZhas received

$1.5m.

Experience Mid Canterbury

marketing manager Bruce

Moffatsaid ChristchurchNZ

had committed within its

investment plan and

subsequent draft contract with

television andcheering Mike

and the teamon.

Tonysaidthe WheelBlacks

wereupagainst top seeds USA

BruceMoffat

MBIEto deliver several

initiatives that willbenefit Mid

Canterburyasadestination.

The initiatives sat outside

the scope of the three­year

service deliverycontractjust

agreed between

ChristchurchNZ and

Ashburton District Council

(ADC), but would be delivered

by ChristchurchNZ as the RTO

for Ashburton.

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

ChristchurchNZ aimsto

deliver over the next18

months is adestination

management plan

encompassing Christchurch,

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

forward.

It would include aspecific

deep­dive report into the

Ashburton District and would

follow MBIE’s destination

management guidelines, Mr

Moffat said.

The full scope was

currently being developed

and ADC would be briefed

throughout the process to

understand the process and

key outcomes and

deliverables.

Mr Moffat said tourism

operators in the Ashburton

District needed further

capability support in

promoting themselves to the

domestic market, digital

Wheel Blacks paralympian

Mike Todd.

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games.

The lattertwo gamesare on

tonightand Fridayand will be

featured on TVNZ’s Duke

channel.

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

Tokyo games.

TheWheel Blacks have

appeared at Paralympics in

Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and

Athens 2004 andBeijing2008.

Theteamwon medals at all

of themand agold medalin

Athens.

sales and marketing, and

working with the travel trade

and travel agents.

Acapability programme

would be developed and

delivered across the year to

support them.

The programme would also

look to enhance industry

collaboration and district

tourism cohesion through

networking and Mega­Meets,

he said.

Due to reduced cash flow in

businesses, local tourism

operators had been unable to

reinvest in their products or

experiences and aproduct

development programme

would focus on supporting

them with market research

and experience development

and work to attract new

investment.

ExploreCHC, along­term

visitation brand for the

central South Island region,

and created in 2020 in

partnership with the

Canterbury regions and

Christchurch International

Airport, would continue to

evolve, with Ashburton and

Mid Canterbury at the heart

of the creative and brand

proposition, Mr Moffat said.

STAY AT HOME

Only leave home to shop for

groceries, accessnecessary

healthcare, getacovidtest,

exerciseinyourlocal areaor to

work if you are working in Alert

Level4service.

Only makephysical contact

those in yourhouseholdbubble.

Do not worry during this timeas

you willbeabletoaccess allthe

essentialsyou need.

WEAR MASKS

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

businessorservice operating.

IF YOU FEEL UNWELL

You must immediatelyself-isolate

from others in your bubble and get

atest; telephoneyour GP for

advice.

HEALTHCARE

Health andmedical facilities will

remainopenwhile we are at Alert

Level 4.

Peoplecan still get medicalhelp

if needed.

However if you need to seea

doctor or other medical

professional youMUST phone

first.

TRANSPORT /TRAVEL

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

Hills property.

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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TRANSMISSION LINES IN

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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

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Council to part

fund bridge

replacements

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton District Council

(ADC)will contribute up to

$233,000towards the

replacementofthe bridge on

MountPossession Stationand

the same amount for another

bridge on InveraryStation.

Both bridges wereswept away

during recent flooding, but

ownership of them has

remainedunclearfor many

years.

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

Station since1980.

The high country stationran

sheep, cattle and deer.

Attempts to resolve

ownership of the bridge had

beenattemptedin2005 and

again in 2012, buthad been

unsuccessful.

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

replacementbridge.

The total cost of thebridge

replacementisestimated at

$700,000and Mr Whyte told

councillorshehad insurance of

$200,000tohelp with his two

thirds shareofthe cost.

Councillor Angus McKay said

it was amessy situationat

MountPossession Stationwhich

could nowberesolved.

Mount Possession Station

owner Donald Whyte.

Take the offer and do it, he

said.

It would mean council didnot

have to pay forafull bridge and

would be released fromany

future maintenance.

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

responsibility.

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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

protocols.

‘‘Coursesand materials are

online and teachers arenow

much more familiar with

teaching online.’’

Mr Preece said there were just

16 Year 9/10 students at

Ashburton College without

devices or online learning

access.

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

Ross Preece

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

again.

Ashburton College has

cancelledAko interviews

scheduled for September 9.

Winter tournaments at

national, South Island and

regional levels have already been

cancelled.

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

progresses.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

Planting day to mark

10 year anniversary

Forest &BirdAshburton is

holdingaplantingmorning on

September 12 at the Harris

ScientificReserve, if covid

restrictions allow.

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

the progressofkanuka,manuka

and tussock growth planted

over the period.

The 11ha site, located

between Lovetts andScales

roads near Tinwald, has been

establishedtopreserve

remnants of the original

vegetationofdrylandkanuka

which once flourished on the

Canterbury Plains.

Forest &Bird started

planting at the sitein2007 and

in 2010 it was officially opened

andisnow managedbythe

Ashburton Community

Conservation Trust.

Thevisionary behindthe

preservation projectwas

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

Volunteers muck in aprevious community

planting day at Harris Scientific Reserve.

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Rakaia School principal Mark Ellis has been keeping in touch with his school community, one book at atime.

PHOTOS FACEBOOK

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

community.

Mr Ellis, along with others

around the district, have

stepped up during Covid­19

restrictions, entertaining

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

ways.

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

engaged.

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

times.

“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

said.

‘‘Remember to have realistic

expectations for what your

bubble can achieve and that

this will be different for

everyone.

‘‘Spending asmall amount of

time everyday on the wellbeing

of yourself and your family can

help get through this,’’ he said.

Late rates penalties delayed for now

Ashburton District Council will delay

penalties for late rates payments

because of the country’s move to Alert

Level4.

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

instalmentuntilfive consecutivedays

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

council office.

“Under the current Alert Level4,they

are unable to do this. As they cannot

make the payment, they would have

incurreda10percentpenalty.

“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

office.”

The delaywould haveaminimal

financial effectoncouncil’s finances, he

said.

Outdoor

fire

caution

Warmwindyconditions

forecast across Canterbury has

homeowners andlandowners

beingurgednot to lightoutdoor

firesduringlockdown.

Fireand Emergency New

ZealandMid South Canterbury

areamanager Steve Greenyer

said evenwell controlledburns

wereaproblem during

lockdown.

‘‘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

safely.

‘‘Just now, however, we

would really appreciateitif

thepublicget behind their

local firefighters andwait

untilweare outoflockdown

before lighting outdoor fires.’’

Christchurch metro area

manager Dave Stackhouse

said brigadesrespondedto19

calls involving backyardfires

in andaround Christchurch

last weekend.

‘‘It’s understandable people

aretakingadvantage of the

warm weather to getonwith

some work aroundtheir

property while they’reat

home, but we would askthem

nottoburn theirclippingsand

other waste just now because

it puts our firefighters at risk

needlessly.’’

Under clean air regulations

backyard burning was

prohibited on properties

under two hectares.

Mr Stackhouse said although

Fire and Emergencywasnot

responsiblefor enforcing the

rules,crewswill respondto

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

this week.

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Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

9

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Level4means you have a

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selfishness and conspiracy

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So we are isolating or in our

happy bubbles, how do we

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In Ashburton we have lots of

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­BeingActive, go for awalk

or run, enjoy aplay and stroll

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Family Notices

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

Ayleen’s life.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

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

up therewithGrandad.Wewill

miss you so much. Hannah,

Jack,and MaxHelem.

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.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

BURGESS; Ronald Alexander

(Grader Ron) on August 19

2021

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

wonderful careofRon.

Also to friends and family who

visited Ronathome. Your visits

meant so much to us. Thank

you.

Details will be provided at a

later date for a memorial to

celebrateRon’s life.

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,

Kimberley,Jaimee,and Jayden.

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

been held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

In Memoriam

PITHIE,LaurenceJames (Laurie):

Passed away one year ago on

August 23, 2020.

Deep in our hearts amemory is

kept,

of avery special dad we loved

and will never forget.

~With love Pam, Leanne,

Raewyn, Kelvyn and families.

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Deaths

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

servicetothe community.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

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.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

SHAW, Derrick Henry:

On 20th August 2021.

At Tuarangi Home,Ashburton.

Dearly loved husband of the

late Myra.

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.

Covid testing

ramped up

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

MidCantabrians havebeen

liningupfor covidtestingat

the community­basedcentre

in Ashburton.

As news of communitycases

were linkedtothe South

Islandwithreports people

were self isolating, more than

170 peoplelined up tobe

testedoverthree days at the

Ashburton testingcentreon

Elizabeth Street, in the

grounds of the Ashburton

Hospital.

CanterburyDistrictHealth

Boardseniorresponsible

officerfor Covid­19 Dr Helen

Skinner said Canterbury­wide

Saturday ourcommunitybasedtesting

centres

conducted938 covid swabsfor

testing onSaturday, followed

by 689 on Sundayand 452on

Monday.

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

community­basedtesting

centresonly, they exclude

routinesurveillance testingof

border workers anddonot

include swabstaken by

generalpractices in the

community,’’ she said.

Therewas currentlyhigh

demandfor covidtestingin

Canterbury following cases of

covidinAucklandcommunity,

buttesting wasalso available

acrossgeneralpractice teams,

with some having significant

capacity currently, DrSkinner

said.

TheAshburton testingsite

will remain open 10am­2pm

everyday (untilfurther

notice).

People can checkiftheir GP

canprovide Covid­19 testing

by calling themor checking

theHealthpointwebsite (www.

healthpoint.co.nz).

‘‘Please get tested if you

visited alocation of interestor

have coldand flu symptoms,’’

Dr Skinnersaid.

In Canterburymore than

171,700 people have hadtheir

firstdose of covid vaccination

andmore than 89,900 with

theirsecond;atotal of more

than 261,600vaccinations.

There were currently74

vaccinationclinicsoperating

throughoutthe community.

‘‘Thankstoanoutstanding

effortfromour vaccination

teams, more than10,000

vaccinations were providedto

theCanterbury community

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

online now.

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

30.

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

ranging.

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

day.

The Tux Dog trials, which

runs over two days and was very

popular last year, has already

had its first entry, Mrs Brown

said.

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

www.ashburtonshow.co.nz or

via showday.online

Applications are now also

being taken for trade, market

and food sites, she said.


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RURAL

Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

11

Dairy farmers Rebecca and Vincent Koopmans love farm life and are continually looking for ways to improve farm operations.

Farming with added pressures

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Husband andwife duo Vincent

andRebecca Koopmans, just

like their farming peers,have

been putting in somelong

hoursduring covid lockdown.

Vincentisadairy farmer,

near Methven, and Rebecca, a

primary school teacher

reaching out to pupils about

ongoing learning under covid

restrictions.

‘‘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,’’

Vincent said.

‘‘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

400 stags.

The farmingbusiness,

originally runbyVincent’s

parents, is now apartnership

betweenVincent andhis sister

Yvonne. They have fourfulltimeemployees.

Rebeccaisateacher at

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

physical, outdoorsjob.

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

changing desiresofconsumers

as they become more aware

and concerned with

environmental issues.

‘‘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.

regenerative practices.’’

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

started highschool.

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

needed.

Lockdownhas notchanged

much for the coupleonfarm;

other than Rebeccabeingat

home.

‘‘(Lockdown) does make

things abit trickierwith

organising things like farm

supplies as all deliveries and

drop­offs must be contactless.

Luckily all the farmsupply

businessesare essentialsowe

can still get what we need to

run thebusiness.

‘‘Lockdownalso makes life a

bit trickier for our staff, as of

coursetheyhavenooptions to

get off­farm on their days off.’’

‘‘As onlinelearninggetsup

and runningIgetpretty busy

too,’’ she said.

The cows areinthe thick of

calvingsoVincent’s days

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

winter crops.

‘‘It is averybusy time of year,

as I’m sure anyonefamiliar

with the industry

understands.’’

IN BRIEF

MYCOPLASMA BOVIS

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

processdowntothreeactive

cases.

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

Mbovis_liaison@mpi.govt.nz

WOOL PROSPECTS

Positivenewsinthe woolindustry

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

Business, Innovationand

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

expectations.

The initiativescomeonthe back

of companies such as Cavalier-

Bremworth, Big Save Furniture and

MerinoNZchampioning strong

wool, and the push intoUSA

marketswith branded woolproduct

opportunities by the Strong Wool

Action Group.

MEATEXPORTS

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

categories –preparedmeat

products andedible offals –

increasingby88per centand 30 per

centrespectively.

Agricultural show lifeline

A$1million loanhas been

offered to the New Zealand

Agricultural Showfrom

Christchurch CityCouncilif

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

variantcommunityoutbreak

placedNew Zealandinto the

Alert Level 4lockdown.

The three­dayshow,

formallyknown as the

Canterbury A&P Show,

traditionally takes place

overshowweekend in

November,however it was

scrapped in May lastyear

after organiserscited

financial uncertaintydue to

the pandemic and public

health concerns.

It was the first timethe

show, which debuted 157

years ago, hadnot beenheld

since WorldWar 2.

The council described the

loanasa‘‘prudentfinancial

safety net’’ to meet the

association's financial

obligations if thisyear’s

showwas cancelled because

of alockdown or change in

alert levels.

Christchurch deputy

mayor AndrewTurnersaid

the risks werehigh planning

an event in covid times.

‘‘There is considerable

riskassociated with

planning amajor event

during apandemic and the

CAPAboardisconcerned

that, if Covid­19 forces the

cancellationofthisyear’s

show, theywould incur a

substantial financialloss

thatcould ultimately lead

the organisationinto

voluntaryliquidation,” he

said.

‘‘Tohelp alleviatethat

financialstress the council

has approvedaloanofupto

$1 million so CAPA will be

abletomeetits financial

obligationswithout the

spectre of liquidation.”

Mr Turner saidthe loan

would notimpact on

ratepayersasthe interest

CAPApayswould cover the

borrowing costs.

It would also be secured

against land and buildings

CAPAowns nexttothe

CanterburyAgricultural

ParkonCurletts Rd.

Purpose.Environment.

Partnership.Innovation.

Excellence.

• DairyNZ accreditedEffluent

Pond Design andConstruction

• Pond Constructionand

Irrigation Development

• Hedgeand StumpRemoval

• Farm Conversions

• DairyTracks–

Lime or Gravel

• PumpHire

• Wellsand Galleries

• Bulk Earthworks

• Subdivisions

• Site Works

• Tree Shear

• Transportation

2390172


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 27

26 August 2021

Message From ThePrincipal

COVID Situation

As these newsletter columns arewritten priorto

the publishingdate and,with theCovid situation

evolving rapidly, my crystal ball gazing may

provewoeful?

Level4Response

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

and challenges.

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

support.

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.

MinistryofEducation Survey

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

studentsachievetotheir potential.

OurCollege wasthe only South Islandschool involved in the survey.

PasifikaCommunity–Covid Injections

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

scheduled forSunday26September.

NewBuild Update

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.

Looking Forward

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

createdbythislockdown.

Ross Preece

Principal •Tumuaki

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.

Rob Isaacs

Leadership/additional responsibilities in

Wood Technology.

Sean Stephen Leadership/additional responsibilities,Designand

Visual Communication, Technology Faculty.

Kyle Backhouse-Smith Acting Technology Head of Faculty, and

leadership/additional responsibilities,

Technology HardMaterials Metal.

Liz Cabout

Acting Head of Faculty, Mathematics.

Stacey Monk Leadership/additional responsibilities,

Mathematics Faculty.

AliSayed

Leadership/additional responsibilities,

Mathematics Faculty.

Jason Vannini Leadership/additional responsibilities,

Mathematics Faculty.

Information

OurVision

Information

Please Note: Forthcoming KeyEvents

forYourDiary

Please Note,however:

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,

from 10:00am-8:00pm.

Twenty minutes is allocatedfor each interview.

Families aretobooktheirinterviewtimes on-line,

and this information will be emailed out in the near future.

Allstudents/families areexpectedtoattend.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

RESTRICTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS

Studylink TertiaryEvening

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 cy@ashcoll.schoolbyFriday03September.

In-College Exams

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

infrastructureindustry.

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

available withinit.

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!’

Congratulations

EsportsRegional Finals

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.

3rdv4th Play-Off

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

effort.

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

and representedAshburtonCollegewithpride.

(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

Grade Winners

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,

Ashburton.

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.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 27

26 August 2021

Congratulations

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

than aminutebeforethem.

Strong Results at Aoraki SecondarySchools’

Boys’Badminton Championships

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

seventh.

Ahuge thank youisgiven to Year 13 studentMichael Lin-Nyugen who led

the lunchtimepractices, selectedthe team and assisted in the co-ordination

forthistournament.

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.

Results

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,

SamRakthong.

CanterburySecondarySchools’ Ski

Racing Championships

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.

Results

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

teams.

AshColl B

(Festival Grade) –

(pictured right, back row,

lefttoright): John Radan,

Ken De Lara,

SunnyRana.

(Front row,lefttoright):

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

students.

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,

Sophie Gibson.

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

gates.

Forthcoming Events

Please note: datesasatthe time of publishing.Alterations,due to COVIDlevel

restrictions will be advisedtorelevant groups as soon as details are

known.

30-08 Oct Year 9and10 Mates&Dates, in-College

September

01 ICAS Maths Competition

College AGirls’Netball,SuperNet,Christchurch

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,

Christchurch

College AGirls’Netball,SuperNet,Christchurch

09 AkoInterviews, at AshburtonCollege,10:00am-5:00pm.

College closed fornormalinstruction on this day.

10 Lincoln UniversityCourse Planning,atCollege

Quizco,Collegiate Clubrooms

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.


NEWS

14 Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

No choir concert

Mid Canterbury Choir’s Sounz

Great Ashburton concert on

September12has been

cancelled because of the covid

lockdown.

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

said.

Audience numbers in level3

wereset at 10, in level2at100

socially distanced, so the

decision had to be made.

Thechoir intended

restagingthe concert next year

at the same sortoftime.

MrsGunn said the choir still

hopedto prepare andpresent

its Christmasconcerts on

December5.

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

for arefund.

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

August.

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

water purity.

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

sauna,privatepools, afullyequipped

spa facility offering a

range of therapies and asocial

spa experience called the Spa

Hutt.

Entry prices atOpuke will be

aligned with other similar

PHOTO SUPPLIED

facilities in the South Island

and there will be adiscount

cardfor regular users.

Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa

marketing co­ordinator Olivia

Attwoodsaidthe management

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

situation.

Tradieswere allowed back on

sitefrom level 3, she said.

Dog park event

There are car and dog agility

displayslined up for a

communityeventon

September19toraise funds to

supportthe building of a

dedicatedRakaia dog park.

TheRakaia Domainevent

runsfrom 10amuntil3pm and

will have astrong canine

focus.

Therewill be dog agility

displaysfrommembersofthe

Mid CanterburyDog Training

Club.

KiwiPetsServices will be

offeringdog washingand nail

clipping,whichcan be prebooked

withthem directly.

Organisers arealso keen to

see old cars, tractors andany

other vehicles sign up to be

partofadisplay.

Vehicles needtopreregisterbyemailingto

bob at

bobjacq@xtra.co.nz

Theeventwill also feature

food andotherstalls and

raffles.

Gate entryis$5per car or $1

walk in.

Funds raised willgo

towardsthe costoffencing the

new dog park and other

project costs.

Thedog park will be located

on the northernend of

Railway Terrace West andon

a200m x20m plot of land that

runsparallel to the railway

line.


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ASHBURTONDC.GOVT.NZ/NEWS

5BaringSquareWest, Ashburton |POBox 94, Ashburton, NewZealand 7740 | Telephone (03) 307 7700 | Website ashburtondc.govt.nz

HamishRiach -Chief Executive

Lifecontinues in covid wait-and-see

Hanginthere is the phrase of

the week,aswewaittosee if

contacts of theAuckland Covid

cluster develop intocasesinthe

South Island.

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

coveringstosupermarkets,dairies, and

servicestationsfor essential business.

It is alsomandatory to signinoruse

your covidtracerapp whenyou visit.

Council services at AlertLevel 3and4

aresimilar:

Our customer serviceteamisworking

from homeand is setuptotakecalls

and emails to assistyou withyour

enquiries.

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

Level4.

Our drinking water, stormwater,

stockwater, andwastewaterservices

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

AshburtonDistrictCouncillifeguards

andotherstaffhavebeenredeployed

during AlertLevel 4tohelp othersin

the community.

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

medical staff.

Roading staff have also been helping

manage traffic queues on Elizabeth Street

as peoplewait.

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

recommendedsocial distancing.”

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

again.

Regulatory services such as building

andresource consentsremain

operational, howevertherewillbeno

physical inspections.

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

website(ashburtondc.govt.nz), and

signuptoour free text/SMSalert

service(by texting your postcode to

4196) to stayinformed.

Topimage: About to head out on a

pharmacydelivery forCivilDefenceare

(from left) Chinatsu Hunt,LinnMcGregor

and Nora Alteweeg.

Leftimage: EA NetworksCentrewas used

foragroup vaccination on Wednesday.

Wastewater

being tested

forCovid-19

Ashburton District Council has

begun collecting regular samples

of its wastewater tobetested for

Covid-19.

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

analysis.

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

included.”

The MinistryofHealth is currently testing

wastewater from other councils around

the countryfor covid.

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Thursday,26August2021 |ISSUE 43


Potholes ... whatwe'redoing about them

PUBLICNOTICE

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

throughalertlevel4asanessentialservice.

The current restrictions have allowed

Council’sroading maintenancecontractor

Grantsgive

helping hand

-apply now

Ashburton District Council is

looking for heritage projects it can

give afinancial helping hand and

individuals, groups or businesses

areinvitedtosubmitheritage grant

applications by Wednesday 1 st

September 2021.

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

grant.

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

commercialuse.

Councilisalsoacceptinggrantapplications

for community events, bio-diversity and

CreativeCommunities projects.

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

performanceorworkshop.

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 grants@adc.govt.nz

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

requirements.

Otheressentialworkscurrentlyinprogress

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.

What’sYour Story?

“It is open to all ages and there will be

prizesineach of the four categories.”

Hereare the ways youcan shareyour story

withus-

In apiece ofwriting: Ashort story, an

local issues

to your council

Add anotherphoto

article, apoem.

Inadrawing:Alandscapeoflockdownlife,

Thingsthatare important in lockdown, A

portrait

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

agegroups:

• 8yearsand under

• 9-12years

• 13–16years

• 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

writing.

Submityour entriesbyemail to library@

adc.govt.nz. Entries will be published

to the Library's Facebook and Instagram

pages.

Entries need to be submitted by 5pm

Friday 10 September 2021. Winners

will be announced on Winners will be

announced on Wednesday 15 September

2021.

RUBBISH&RECYCLING

KERBSIDECOLLECTION

Rubbish(redbins) &recycling (yellow

bins) will be collected as usual, but

please note therewillbeNOglass

recycling(green crate)during Alert

Level4.

RESOURCE RECOVERY PARKS

All Resource Recovery Parksare closed

to the public.

Neil McCann

Infrastructure Services Group Manager

LOVENZ

Bin it Right

REMINDERFOR

DOG OWNERS

DOGS

MUST

BE ON A

LEASH

All dogs must beonaleash at all

times when out in public, to prevent

them interacting with another

person or dog, breaking social

distancing rules.

COMMUNITYNOTICEBOARD

UPCOMINGMEETINGS

Meetings areheld in the Council

Chambers,137 HavelockStreet,

(unless otherwiseadvised).

Councilmeeting

Wednesday1September,1.00pm.

(live-streamed)

MethvenCommunityBoard

Monday6September, 10.30am,

Mt Hutt Memorial Hall

Youth Council

Wednesday 8September,4.00pm.

Council Activity Briefings

Wednesday 22 September,9.30am.

Audit &RiskCommittee

Wednesday 22 September,1.30pm.

(live-streamed)

AshburtonWaterZoneCommittee

Tuesday 28 September,1.00pm.

ExtraordinaryCouncil meeting

(GroveStPark disposalsubmission

hearings anddeliberations)

Wednesday 29 September,9.00am.

(live-streamed)

Council Agencies –6month reports

Wednesday 29 September,1.30pm.

Waste

Landfill

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COUNCIL OFFICE

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Mon,Tue, Wed&Fri8.30am-5pm, Thursday 9am -5pm

ASHBURTONPUBLIC LIBRARY

180 Havelock Street,Ashburton 7700

Mon -Fri 9am-8pm, Sat10am -1pm, Sun 1pm -4pm

EA NETWORKSCENTRE

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Mon -Fri 6am -9pm, Sat&Sun 7am-7pm

ASHBURTONMUSEUM

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NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

19

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

month.

Establishedin2008 on advice

from IRDand Rotary NZ,the

trust wasset up to minimise tax

implicationsfor theservice

club.

Trustees aremembers of the

AshburtonRotary and funding

is distributedregularly to local

individuals, projects, and

groups, andalsocharitable

Rotarycauses overseas.

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

annual grants.

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

Canterbury BoxingAcademy

($5000+), Learning Centre

($5000), Books for Young people

($5000+)and Trott’s Garden

Don McLeod

($3000).

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

SpiritofAdventure, Outward

Boundand drivingcourses.

“We areaservice club and

meet for fellowship, but our

raison d’etre is also to do good

in ourcommunity.

“Its hearteningtobeableto

support so many worthwhile

causes.’’

The Rotary Club of Ashburton

CharitableTrust meets monthly

to consider applications.

Funding application forms

can be requested by emailing to

rotash@gmail.com or via the

club’s Facebook page.

Bookarama is always abusy

affair with the community

snapping up books and more at

bargain prices.

District promotion

contract agreed

AshburtonDistrictCouncil has

penned anew three year

contractwithChristchurchNZ

to deliver districtpromotion

activities.

Thecontractisworth

$195,000 peryear,as perthe

previous year’s contract.

It includes the twostrategic

keyperformance indicators

(KPIs)ofincreasing the

number of domestic visitors to

theAshburton Districtand

increasing the dollar spend per

domestic visitor.

The KPIs will be reviewed

and agreed on an annual basis

and will include promotionto

overseas markets if borders

starttoopenup.

In addition to the domestic

visitorpriorities,the contract

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

season.

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.

The proposed

enhancements include new

replacement toilets and

landscaping and furniture at

both locations.

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

of service.

Taylors Stream camping and

picnicking area is located on

the Inland Scenic Route north

of Staveley, and is used by

picnickers and freedom

campers.

Awa Awa Rata Reserve is

another popular picnic area

14km from Methven and 2km

from the Mt Hutt ski field

turnoff.

It is widely known for its

spring display of

rhododendrons.


NEWS

20 Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Spooky halloween in Rakaia

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Bachs at the Lake Clearwater settlement.

Consultation on

Lake Clearwater

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Stakeholders and the

community will be consulted on

their wishes and expectations

for the futureofthe Lake

Clearwater settlementand the

surrounding area.

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.

In December2020the

Canterbury DHB issued a

public healthwarning when

blue­greenalgae was foundat

the lakeand anumber of

scientificstudies have

confirmedthatits ecosystemis

out of balance and at risk of

‘flipping’ andunabletosustain

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

stakeholders,including local

farmers, DOC,ECan, Fish &

Game,LINZand Ashburton

District Council (ADC), have

met periodically to discuss

issues andpossiblesolutions.

At the last gathering ECan

advised thatthey intended

testingfor nutrient levels via

bores within the hut settlement

boundaries.

ADCstarted an investigation

in April into thenumberof

longdrops toilets remaining at

the settlement, which included

asurveyofhutholders and

physicalinspection of sites.

Athird of the 198 individual

dwellings at Lake Clearwater

have longdrops. Some have

holdingtanks and some have

both longdrops andholding

tanks.

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

windsurfingandwater skiing.

Public consultationonLake

Clearwater will begin soon and

from it an initialstrategy will

be developed .

Thestrategy could

potentially pave the way for a

changetothe district plan anda

separate process may be

required to resolve any lease

issuesifaplan changeisnot

proceededwith.

Spooktacular happenings are

planned for halloween in

Rakaia thisyear andbeing

hosted by the town’s scouting

group.

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

far.

“I believe it's importantfor

childrentogosomewherethat

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

believe.”

There was afair amountof

work done and Anita was

positive it could be amassive

success.

“I want to give Rakaia

something that they canbe

proud of, and look forward to

CHRISTIAN COMMENT

Always winter?

‘‘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

point?

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

haunted person,someone

from achurch sceneora

Halloweentheme.

The evening, beingrun at

the Rakaia Scout Den, on the

cornerofRailway Terraceand

Normanby Street, in Rakaia on

October 30, begins at 5pm for

younger children and gets

more spookyfor older children

from 7pm.

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

up tombstoneproductionwith

drawing,cutting andpainting.

She is using amix of brush

and paint and spray paint

techniques.

As part of theevent,which

will be agold coin entry forthe

Rakaia Scouts, Anita has also

been in touch with potential

hauntingactorsand suppliers

for bulk halloweentreats.

Therehas also been a

backdrop organisedfor a

ghoulishly goodphoto

competition,facepaintingand

the scoutswill have barbecue

sausages anddrinksfor sale.

Anyoneable to help can

contact Anita on

dutchflower@gmail.com

deep longings of his heart for joy and

contentment.

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

Glory).

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

Church


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FEATURE

Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

21

Daffodil Day fundraising moves online

Cancer doesn’t stop, so we

won’t either, CancerSociety of

New Zealandboss Lucy Elwood

says.

Covid­19 lockdowns may have

once again impacted the

Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day

fundraising plans ­but it has

not stopthe needfor its

services.

People can support the

organisation withdonations

throughtheir website, or

throughANZ (who willmatch

all donations) and also get

creativewith their own online

fundraisers while in lockdown

and registering these on their

website: www.daffodilday.org.

nz

“Thetag­line for ourDaffodil

Day campaignis‘Cancer

doesn’t stop, so we won’t

either’.

‘‘Weare truly living those

words rightnow –cancer

doesn’t stop because of covid,’’

she said.

‘‘Our staffare going above

and beyond to supportthose

using ourservices,

communicate updates on

scheduledtreatmentsand

addressingany issues that are

beingexperienced.”

TheCancer Society is urging

supporters to donate and

fundraise online as covid forces

the cancellation of its iconic

street collection.

They relied on thegenerosity

of people in the community to

fund services and were very

grateful for thesupportwe

receivefrom MidCantabrians,

which went toward coveringthe

cost of the servicesdelivered to

the people in the district.

Lucy Elwood

Ms Elwood said last year the

organisation was unable to hold

astreet appealinAuckland,

due to covid restrictions.

‘‘Unfortunately ayear later,

wefind ourselves in asimilar

situationthroughoutall of New

Zealand,’’she said.

‘‘We are now counting on our

generous supporters to donate

online.’’

Ms Elwood said covid

lockdowns in the past had seen

demandonthe Cancer Society’s

service increase as many going

through cancer treatments had

more anxiety.

‘‘This is thetime for Cancer

Societyand New Zealanders to

step up andnot step back,” she

said.

Services for peoplewith

cancerwere still available in

lockdown,including

accommodation services

continuing as asafe ‘bubble’ for

cancerpatients undergoing

treatment, and patient­support

servicescontinuing over the

phone andonline.

Daffodil Day providesmany

withachance to celebrate

survivorshipand remember

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

support.”

“We know this is also ablow

for many peoplewho have been

regular volunteersonDaffodil

Daytoo.

‘‘ANZissupporting us to help

make this year’s Daffodil Day

efforts asuccess, by matching

all donations throughits

‘Digital Daffodil’.”

Visit www.anz.co.nz/donateto

donate.

Cancer doesn’t stop, so we won’t either. Make your donations at www.daffodilday.org.nz or scan the QR code

Cancer SocietyDaffodil Day–27 August 2021

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Main South Rd,

Tinwald.

Phone 308 5774

2412727

86 Tancred Street,

Ashburton.

Phone (03) 308 6722

2412728

Ashburton

Club &MSA

266 Havelock St,

Ashburton.

Phone308 7149

www.ashburtonclub.co.nz

2412731

Flowers &Balloons

of Ashburton

190 East Street,

Ashburton

Phone 308 8945

www.flowersandballoons.co.nz

2412785


34 Robinson Street,

Riverside

Industrial Park,

Ashburton.

Phone 308 6415

2412816

115 Main South Road

Tinwald,Ashburton

Phone/Fax (03) 307 2354

Email:

enquiries@tinwaldcanvas.co.nz

www.tinwaldcanvas.co.nz

2412821

34 Robinson St,

Riverside

Industrial Park,

Ashburton

Phone 308 6509

2412813

2412667

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Phone 03 307 8980

455 West Street,

Ashburton

2412281

RakaiaHighway

Weekdays 7am-4.30pm

Saturday 7am -3pm

2412567

2412571

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740 East St, Ashburton

03 308 2030

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03 307 2010

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211A Wills Street,

Ashburton 7700

2412647

96 Tancred Street,Ashburton 03 307 8317

Main Road, Tinwald 03 307 8317

36 McMillan Street, Methven 03 303 3032

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Phone 307 8353

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Ashburton

03 307 7340

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67 Harrison Street

Ashburton

Phone 308 6030

2412489

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152 Wills St,

Ashburton

Phone 308 8485

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Ph 308 3398

2412566

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Ashburton.

Phone 308 8309

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3081396

470West Street,

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MEETING WRAP

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

throughout NewZealand.

With Ella andAbbywediscussed

in groupsthequestion: whatisa

globalchallenge thatyou think

should be prioritised over the next

decade?Some of theideas we

cameupwithwereclimatechange,

pandemic relief andfake news. We

alsolooked into the17sustainable

development goals whichare 17

universalgoalsthatcountries are

workingtoliveuptoby2030.

Next wedid aclimate based

workshop.Whatwedid waswe

were allgivenaslip of paper

displaying asituationandwewere

giventokens based on thenumber

on ourslip.

We needtocollectivelywork

together to collect 40 tokens to stop

climate change.

We beganwith an introduction, and

we were tryingtoconvinceother

countries to pledgetheir tokens.

This wasanegotiation taskand

helped us buildour confidence

when it comes to countrydebating

anddeals.Weeachstoodfor a

countryand represented it to the

othercountries. We pledgeour

tokens to stop climatechange.

After that we hadaZoomcall with

Sophie and Piper fromYouth Voice

Canterburywherewediscussed

what theyhave to offer throughout

theyear. They run Youth Connects

four timesayear,Activate,Youth

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

Festival.

Next weweregivenaBiteNite

update and we brainstormed what

gameswecould playand what

prizes we couldhave.

Finallyfor generalbusiness

we discussed theYouth Voice

CanterburyAwards and then

purple shirt dayfor Mental Health

Awareness Week.

ENTERTAINMENT

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

career.

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

annual basis.

HENRYGOODES

Deputy Chairperson/

EventLiaison

MADDIE PAGE

Secretary

PO Box94, Ashburton, NewZealand 7740 | Telephone (03) 307 7700 | Website ashburtondc.govt.nz |facebook.com/AshYouthCouncil


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CLUB NEWS

24 Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton Electronic and

Keyboard Club

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.

Suzie’s programmewas

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

team.

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

couple.

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

YamahaKeyboardwhichmust

be the

best!

Raffles were drawn and the

winners were :Rose Stead,

Helen Mills, Ann Allott, Iain

Tuanui,Shirley Millar, Lynette

Crone, PeterThomas,Ian

Smith, Lyn Peterson and Bev

Stevens. Congratulations to you

all.

Next up were the Ukestars

Band Group Decade 1970 ­1989.

Easy listening and country

music.

It consisted of fivegals and

two guys in theirfancyhats and

dresses. They played some well

known songs “Beautiful

Sunday”, “Rock aBillylike me”

and more.

Suzie introduced her last

item. Abeautiful samoangirl

with an amazing voice, Revival

Tuvale.

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

supporting her.

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

Friendship Club

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

recently.

Two new members were

inducted by president Ken, Ron

Winchester, introducedby

Derick Prebble,and Kevin

Walker, introduced by Graeme

Neale.

Our mini speaker was Merv

Green who spokeabout his

childhoodand working life.

After leavingschoolat15he

worked between3jobs. Potato

harvesting, freezing worksand

brown top harvestinground the

foothills.

In 1970 he and acouple of

friendswent pineapplepicking

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

active member.

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,

Prince Andrew,

Some politicians includedSir

KeithHolyoake, NormanKirk,

Sir RobertMuldoon, David

Lange, JennyShipley,Jim

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

Clayton Howard.

The meeting was closed with

the singing of the National

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166 Burnett St,Ashburton ByNegotation

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60-62 Cass St, Ashburton PBN

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027 697 6948

96 TancredStreet, Ashburton 03 307 8317 Main Road,Tinwald 03 307 8317

rwashburton.co.nz

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

36 McMillan Street,Methven 03 303 3032

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PROFESSIONAL

PORTRAIT AND

COMMERCIAL

PHOTOGRAPHER

PICTURE FRAMING

GALLERY &STUDIO

THE TRIANGLE, VICTORIA STREET

0800 881122

emmily@emmilyharmer.co.nz

www.emmilyharmer.co.nz

2372098

Lubes WOF

Allmechanical repairs

TRIANGLE

GARAGE LTD

Victoria Street,

TheTriangle,Ashburton

Phone: (03) 308 6772

2379285

Our authorised techniciansns

service and repair all

makes and models of

sewing machines and

overlockers

OPEN 7DAYS9.30am -4.30pm

Main South Road, Tinwald Ashburton | Phone 307 6277

www.anniesquilts.co.nz

2372825

ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS

•Bathroom/

kitchen renovations

•New homes

•24/7emergencycall out

Phone James 022 463 4606 l 03 308 8865

office@premierplumbing.co.nz

Premier

Plumbing

Ltd

2372238

FREE LEGAL HELP

Help in person by appointment

Thursday9.15am -1.45pm

Ph 0508 CANLAW

(0508 226 529) to makean

appointment.

Help by phone Infoline

03 371 3819 or 0508 226 529

215 Tancred Street,Ashburton

2379134

TA LBOT SEC URIT Y GROUP

E-info@talbotsecurity.co.nz E - ty 519 62c East Dobson Street,Ashburton P-(03) P - (03 307 ) 307 2409 2409 Anytime 24/7

e 24/7

-Alarm Response and Patrols

-Alarm

Monitoring

-Alarm and CCTV Installa tion

-Alarm and CCTV Serv ic ing

-Data and Netw orking

-Fire

Ex tin guis hers

-Key

Cu ttin g

-Loc ksmithing

Ashb urton’ s only 100% locally ow ned and operated security company

2375720

Letthe team at

Insideout takecareof

all your painting and

property maintenance

• Painting

• Carpentry

• Renovations

• Projectwisdom

• Maintenance&repairs

2010 LTD

Call Shanetodayon03307 7071

2372182

115 Archibald Street,Tinwald,Ashburton

Phone /Fax: (03) 307 2354

Email tincanup@xtra.co.nz www.tinwaldcanvas.co.nz

2396047

2379279

GREAT

RATES

PC Repairs, Set-up and Tutoring

Icome to youday or evening!

NewPCs

and Laptops

forsale

•Manufacturer and supplier of

Rylock aluminium windows and doors

•Retrodouble glazing installers foradrier,

warmer,quieter home

Forafreequote, contactDavid &Lorayne Oakley

PHONE 308 8493. EMAIL: owdrylock@gmail.com

8A John Street,Ashburton

2396040

Protect what

youvalue the

smartway

Manage your

safety&security

anywhere, anytime

•PCRepairs/Sales •Networks/Servers

•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

robinbj@xtra.co.nz

2379245

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

2379102

Call 0800 788 393

57 Dobson Street,Ashburton

www.masterguard.co.nz

HartleyCurd 021 328 301

Keeping our communitysafefor over25years

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Sales l Service l Repairs

E-BIKES l MOTORCYCLES

P 03 308 7982 - E cliff@mckayanddonaldson.co.nz

W www.mckayanddonaldson.co.nz -734 East Street,Ashburton

Forall your tyre requirements,

see the localexperts

•Wheel alignments

•Wheel balancing

197 Wills Street,Ashburton l www.neumannstyres.co.nz

Phone 03 308 6737 (24 hrs –after hours call out applies)

2376525

2372186

Electrician

Residential and Commercial



Repairs and renovations

Kitchens and bathrooms

Sheds,garages,workshops

Tagand test

Competitiverates, free quotes

Simon 021 576 044

simon@simonthesparky.co.nz

Fast, Friendly &Reliable

NEAT GARDENS

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!

Allgarden wasteremoved

ContactCAROLYN Phone: 027 2675403 or 3082333

Email: cccolt@xtra.co.nz

2379231

2371984

ASHBURTON

GLASS LTD

Experts in glass

308-3918

214Wills Street

Ashburton

www.ashburtonglass.co.nz

office@ashburtonglass.co.nz

UNDER NEW LOCAL OWNERSHIP

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Chrit

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•Paving •Irrigation •Lawns

•Planting •Fences •Pergolas

•Water features •Outdoor fires

•Raised planters •Decks

•Stonework•Brick &blockwork

•Artificialgrass and more...

Email –Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz

Phone0800 688 365 /021 542 402

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz

2344420

2404676

2396257

•Restoration

•Modifications

•Rust Removal

•Custom Fabrications

•WOF Reports

• MagWheel Repairs &Painting

16 Cass Street,Ashburton. 03 308 0387

johnsons.panelpaint@gmail.com

www.johnsonspanelpaint.co.nz

TOTAL LAWN CARE SERVICES

Lawnmowing and

Lawn Maintenance

Hedges

Garden tidy

Dethatching

David &Debbie Sewell

Phone 027 4171732 l evenings 3078355

Bridgestone

Tyre Centre

Ashburton

• New tyre sales

• Wheel alignments

• Wheel balancingand

puncturerepairs

24 HOUR CALLOUTSERVICE

03 307 8438

ForPassenger,Commercial

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

standardoil filter.

Seein-storefor details

2399842

JukeBox Hire

Weddings,21st,

PrivateFunctions

Sound Systems &Lighting Hire

Phone DJ Dave

03 308 5106

027 251 0015

www.soundmanagement.co.nz

WILSONS

GLASS

Wilsons Windscreens 2018 Ltd

We areyour one stop glass shop for

AUTO and HOUSE

REPAIR or REPLACE

“Your placeorours”

2373623

2396045

2376763

Integrity Estate Services specialise in;

• Full interior house clean, including carpets

• Full exterior service

• Preparing/de-cluttering houses

• Packing

• Re-homing furniture

Complimentary 30 minute walk through consultation

“Professional co-ordination of your relocation needs”

Kate Webster 027 500 1033

152 Wills Street,

Ashburton

Ph.308 8485

FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING

REQUIREMENTS, GIVE

Jann or Karen acallon

308 7664

Your Digital

TV Experts

• Aerial/Dish installations and repairs

• Prewirefor TV/Audio and controlsystems

• TV wall mounting • Cell phone aerials

• Home theatreinstallation

• Authorised SkyTVtechnician

Servicing

Kate.IES@hotmail.com

Ash Solar Power

South Island

www.ashsolarpower.com

Ashburton Geraldine

Methven Rakaia

andeverywhereinbetween

ASHBURTON

TV &AUDIO

PH 308 7332 /027 277 1062

ashburtontvandaudioltd.co.nz

“IntegrityEstate

Services”

2375756

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Scholarships awarded

Tertiarystudents Olivia

Mackenzie and Kate Donald

have been named recipients of

MidCanterburyprovincial

RuralWomen NewZealand

scholarships.

The annual scholarships

give students fromMid

Canterbury, who are enrolled

in tertiary study,the chance to

apply for extra funding.

Mid Canterbury provincial

convenerofthe scholarship

committee PaulineHewson

saidthe scholarships were

offered to two tertiary

students this year instead of

the usual three because of

limited fundraising

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

agribusiness andfood

Tertiary student Olivia Mackenzie and Mid Canterbury Provincial

Rural Women New Zealand's Pauline Hewson.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

marketing.

‘‘I am keen to see where it

will take me,’’ she said, of her

studies.

Olivia,­apast TeenAg

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

in 2019.

Olivia had completedthe

Leadership Pathway

Programme (LPP) ­aunique

leadership course run by NZ

YoungFarmers andfunded by

the Red Meat Profit

Partnership (RMPP)­which

was developed to identify

emerging leadersand ensure

they wereentering career

pathways in theprimary

industries.

The formerMayfield

Primary School pupil, who

then went to Craighead

DiocesanSchool in Timaru.

She is thegranddaughter of

thelate­Doreen Mackenzie,a

‘‘much loved member of the

Anamabranch’’ Mrs Hewson

said.

‘‘She would have been very

proudofOlivia,’’ she said.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

29

Jazz group to tour

LeadingNewZealand

musicians, classicalpianist

Michael Houstoun, jazz

trombonistandbandleader

Rodger Foxand theirspecial

guest, acclaimedblues vocalist

Erna Ferry, aretouringthe

South Islandand performingin

five centresthisOctober.

The tour takesinAshburton,

Queenstown, Invercargill,

Oamaru and Christchurchand

willfeature some topclass jazz

Wastewater testing

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

Ashburton network.

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.

Jazz adaptationsofclassical

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

at 2.30pm.

Tickets from thevenueor

venuewebsite.

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Brown said testing would

provide some assurance of

potential infection in the

community.

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

week.

“At this stage, it is just the

Ashburton town wastewater

scheme, but smaller strategic

schemes could be included,” he

said.

The Ministry of Health is

currently testing wastewater

from at least 27 other councils.

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BRANZ Appraised

Low Maintenance

Eco-friendly

Family-safe

25 Year Warranty

Contact Reece Trotter

P: 027 273 7313 E: canterbury.south@biform.co.nz

canterburysouth.biform.co.nz

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

2378913

Automotive

Diagnostics &

Servicing

03 308 6646

•Automotiveservicing,repairs

and diagnostics

•Latest scan tools and

servicedata

•All makes and models including

European and Japanese

•Vehicle transportand recovery

TheBig Blue Shed

CnrJohn &McLean Street,Ashburton

2382531

RESIDENTIAL &

COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS

Phone Quentin andPhil on

027 282 8908 or 027 2828909

Interior and Exterior Painting

Interior Plastering

Wallpapering

2379104

QualityRepairs &Manufacturing

ENGINEERING

Ashburton

General engineering and

mobile workshop

Ewan Cairns

0274354 031

Integritybuilds agood reputation

24078795

UNDER NEWAshburton

OWNERSHIP

Same exceptional CleaningServices

level of service

&quality cleaning

FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING

REQUIREMENTS, GIVE

“we clean to a

standard,

not aprice”

• regular full house cleans

• one off spring cleans

• farm houses

• builders cleans


100% LOCAL

03 307 2656

www.ashburtoncleaning.co.nz

2379098

ALL THINGS CANVAS &PVC

*Awnings/Shade sails/Dropblinds*Auto seat covers &repairs

*Hay&bin covers *PVC covers &repairs

*Ute tonneau covers *Furnitureupholsteryrepairs

*Commercial

PHONE TRAVIS HOWDEN 027 922 4544

2379146

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TRAVEL

MOLESWORTH Safari,

October; White Herons,

Westland, November; Kaikoura

Whale Watch,

December; Transport, D.B.

B. accommodation. John &

Kathleen Lawler, Rakaia.

For details, bookings 03

302 7328.

TRADE &SERVICES

ALTERATIONS. Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

BUILD work to do? Contact

Kiwi Building and Maintenance

Ltd. Alterations,

Renovations, New builds.

Qualified Tradesmen.

Phone Cawte 027 418

7955.

CARPET Cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHARLIES Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks and will hang

drapes. Ph 03 307 1936 or

020 4169 0342

COMPUTER Problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving,

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup wirelessnetworks,

spyware

cleanup. On-site day or

evening. Low fees. Call

Robin Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls and PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058

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

152 1966.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

DRIVEWAYS, Patios and

Paths, Plain Concrete, Coloured

Concrete or Exposed

Agregate Concrete.

Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street. 100% local. Phone

307 6466 for aquote.

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241.

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all your

domestic and industrial

pest control needs phone

AJ Kerr at Ashburton Pest

Control on 03 308 8147 or

027 432 5447

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609.

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307

1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

SITUATIONS VACANT

REGISTERED

NURSE ­PART

TIME WITH

FLEXIBLE HOURS

TO SUIT

Seniorcare Geraldine Inc

(Waihi Lodge Care Centre)

requires a

Registered Nurse.

If you enjoy working within a

friendly, warm and caring

team and have empathy for

the elderly, we welcome

you.

For further information

please phone Tina, our

Manager on

03 693 8131 or email:

manager@waihilodge.co.nz

No experienceneeded,

just agoodattitude!

We’ve gotanumber

of jobs availablefor

agriculturallabourers.

Excellentworkhours

Part-time or full-time

hours available

Short-term roleswith

opportunity to longtermworkonoffer

Great rates

Great fit for semi

retired, dayworkers, or

working around school

hours

Email us your CV

jobs@agstaff.co.nz

or call us on

0800112211

TRADE &SERVICES

GUTTER Cleaning. Using a

vacuum system to clean

out the debris is a faster

and cleaner process. Call

Allan on 027 209 5026

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Nigel at

Doors and More. Ph 027

516 7104

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER

A NEW LOOK

that lasts!

Existing kitchens, doors,

furniture &appliances

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2390661

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Master Tinters NZ. www.

windowtinter.co.nz

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

2398939

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

Store Person

We areseekingsomeone to assist with inwardsand

outwardsfreight, maintainwellorganised storage

facilities,and assist with otherduties required in

the successfuloperation of acustomer service

business.

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:

alister@smithandchurch.co.nz,

StorePerson Position

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)

Requires a

FACILITYMANAGER

(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

employees.

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:

Seniorcare.Geraldine.Inc@gmail.com

SPRAY PAINTER/PREPPER

Afull time position has become available in our

Panel and Paintshop foraQualified Spray Painter.

Theposition requires

• Good work ethics

• Have ahigh standardindetail and finish

• Tobereliable

• The abilitytoworkunsupervised

• Toworkinateam and meet production deadlines

• NZresidencyorvalid NZ work visa

Please send resume and coverletter to

TheGeneral Manager

Bus and Truck Body Work Ltd

PO Box51, Ashburton7740

Phone Keith on 0274 274 007 or 307 0378

Email busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz

CARAVANS &TRAILERS CARAVANS &TRAILERS

FOR SALE

SPRITEALPINE22010 CARAVAN

Touring pleasure. Caravans of this qualityand style

don’t becomeavailable

very often. This little

beauty wasimported

from the UK and many

of its facilities have

never beenused.

ContactKeith formoreinformation and

lots of photographs.

hawkefilms88@icloud.com

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SITUATIONS VACANT

PARLIAMENTARY MP

SUPPORT TOJOLUXTON, MP

SITUATIONS VACANT

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

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

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

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

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

• Providing high quality advice and advocacy to constituents in your

community

• Building and maintaining strong relationships

• Ensuring the office runs smoothly

• Managing and responding to correspondence and emails

• News and social media monitoring

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

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

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

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

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

nature.

As an employeeofParliamentary Serviceyou will be apolitical in your role.

Awarenessofthe political landscape may be beneficialinsupporting your MP.

To ensure our people feel supported and enabled to develop their

knowledge and careers, you will receive aParliamentary Service induction

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

learning and development opportunities.

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

per week 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,

apply now.

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 29August 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact

Recruitment@parliament.govt.nz

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

good employer principles.

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

28064ACN.

Position:

Location:

Hours:

Hakatere Multicultural Council Coordinator

SaferMid-Canterbury, Ashburton

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

ethnicities

•Well-developed verbal and written communication skills

•Aninterest, passion and commitment tosupporting both newcomers and

migrantsinour community

•Confident in avarietyofcultural and social situations

•Enjoylearning new things and meeting lots of new people

•Excellentinterpersonal skills

•Excellentorganisation, record keeping and time managementskills

•Computerliterate,and familiar with MicrosoftWord, Exceland Facebook

•Abilitytoworkautonomously

•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

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Call in and see us at 199 Burnett St, Ashburton, phone Jann or

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SELL

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.

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

WANTED TO BUY

2379296

2379300

ASHBURTON Scrap Metal

Recyclers buy heavy metal

etc. Free light-grade metal

in-yard dumping 9am-5pm

weekdays &9.30-11.30am

Saturdays. 117 Alford Forest

Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

BOOKS, LP Records, C.D’s.

Phone 03 324 2999 and

leave amessage.

FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD

SPECIAL

OFFCUTS

$140 PER CORD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

C.O.D. in town

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

2395886

DRY Bluegum firewood;

3.6m 3 $450. or 1.8m 3

$250.00. Free delivery

within 30km of Ashburton.

Contact Dave 0274 920

875

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

7563.

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ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

HEALTH &BEAUTY

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

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

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburton Duty Practice for...

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.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

FOR LEASE

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2379729

0800 58 78 22

GARDEN SUPPLIES

GARDENERS Specials.

Sheep or Cow manure

$8/bag. Medium-square linseed

straw $50. Mediumsquare

pea straw $60.

Phone Alan 027 496 7136,

Ian 027 286 3697. AHinds

Lions Project.

PLANTS for Sale. Botanical

Expo Recreation Centre,

Lincoln. Saturday 11 September

10am - 4 pm,

Sunday 12th September

10am - 4pm. Specialist

Growers, Demonstrations,

Workshops, Floral Design,

Daffodils. $5. entry.

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

TractorDriverRequired

B&WLoweContracting Ltd arecurrently seeking

triple mowerconditioner operatorsfor the

2021- 2022 silage season.

Applicants must:

•Behonest,reliableand conscientious

•Haverelevantmachineryexperience

•Becapable of working unsupervised

Please emailusfor an application form:

williamlowe@farmside.co.nz





















FOR LEASE 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.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Available from1stOctober

ContactTonyWorsfold,ph0274 508191

GARDEN SUPPLIES

MUSHROOM COMPOST

Nowisthe time to dig in our topqualitymushroom

compost to your vegetable garden. Ideal to replenish nutrients

used by previous crops and improvethe soil structure.

It also adds beneficial micro-organisms to thetired soil.

$50 per cubic metreor$10 bag.

Freedelivery within town boundary.

Open 6daysaweek at our Tinwald yard,

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

2404460

2412725

2412734

2411716

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available, long or

short term. Ashburton Storage

Facilities. Contact us

on 0274 362 636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz

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

CLASSIFIEDS

Ashburton Courier, August 26, 2021

We can supportyou and

your family to make

everyday count.

Allservices arefree.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

HospiceMid Canterbury

Dealing with alife limiting illness?

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387 email manager@hospicemc.nz

www.hospicemc.nz facebook hospicemidcanterbury

Dr Christopher McGrath

PhD(Otago), MSc, DO(UK)

Expert

musculoskeletal care for your pain

Consulting Osteopath, Ashburton

Appointments/contact through web site

021 0222 6378

www.countrypractice.nz

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

2412261

PUBLIC NOTICE

MidCanterburyCentre

Phone: 307 7691

Facebook:@CancerSocietyMC

www.cancernz.org.nz

DuetoLevel 4lockdownthe

centre is closed to the public.

If youhaveananimal in need

please phone 03 308 6434.

Food donations appreciated.

Tuesday-Saturday

Kindly sponsored by

9:30am -noon

Phone 308 4432 or

027 332 9286

EDUCATIONAL

EDUCATIONAL

2346051

180216

2404658

Dangerous GoodsCourse

NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor

Dangerous Goods Course-½dayMondaymornings

CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place

Forfurtherinformation

PhoneChristine027 245 2563

GRAZING

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

2376120

FRUIT &PRODUCE

2406572

POTATOES; Nadine and

Agria $1.25kg, or preordered

10kg bags $10.

Standard peastraw bales,

$5 pick up or $6 delivered.

Phone 03 308 3195 or 027

531 9103. 81 Elizabeth

Street, Ashburton.

2386391


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