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The show must go on ... unless
there is anationwide
The Great Moscow Circus
was in the middleofits New
Zealand tour whenthe
lockdown cameinto effect,
stranding the performers and
their families in Ashburton.
But circus ownerdirector
Harry Weber said things could
have been worse.
‘‘Fortunately we are in a
beautiful place that Ashburton
is, in anice park here, it could
be alot worse. The community
has been very nice to us, the
manager from New World has
been great, just people are very
nice, naturally all done by
email and Facebook,’’ he said.
Adisappointment for the
family was discovering the
flying fox missing from the
Ashburton domain site, where
the circuswas based. ‘‘One of
the first things the kids did
when we got here was run out
to the flying fox, but that's gone
Theywere keentobring the
show to Ashburton this year, as
it was cancelled last year due
to lockdown. The show,which
changes every two years, was
due to finishthis year. There
were 50 people involved
Harry, who was bornin
Germany, is aseventhgenerationmemberofthe
Webercircus family. He, and
Kiwi wife Marie, have eight
children who all perform in the
shows had beencancelled due
to the current lockdown.
‘‘This has affectedusgreatly
but also the people of
Ashburton because we had
kids with their birthdayparties
comingtosee the circus. Ican
put myself in the kids shoes
being all excitedtocome the
Continued Page 2
in the air
Circus owner Harry Weber and
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Stress relief, not in abottle
‘‘It’s avery stressfultime
for people at themoment...
and alot of people do
reach foralcohol to solve
Drug Service (Acads)
‘‘Alcohol by farisstill
our most widely used drug
of choice,’’ Mrs Clark said,
of those seeking help
‘‘And probably alcohol
by far causes the most
incidents, general health
health and dependency
Mrs Clark, whoalong
working from their homes
restrictions, said family
bubbleswerenot easy for
After the last lockdown
there was an increase in
the number of people
seekinghelp for drug
dependency, she said.
Andgiven record alcohol
sales nationwide, it was
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believed this time would
be no different.
because of the sales of
alcohol at the moment
there could be issues
coming our way in the near
future too,’’ Mrs Clark said.
‘‘I think that the anxiety
levelsare higher this time
than they werelast time,
andalot of people do
reach for alcohol to solve
‘‘And when peopleare
stressed they tend to drink
more butthat can leadto
pressure on the financial
side of things that come
into it after alockdown as
together in one house, it’s
stressful on mumstrying to
handle kids, so yeah it’s
not an easy timefor
Police did refer people
to the agencyiftheyhad
concerns about them, butit
theywanted to takeup
‘‘We seethe peoplewho
want help,and that’s
usuallythe tip of the
iceberg really,’’ MrsClark
It could sometimes lead
to helpingothers inside
family groups,but that was
‘‘It is astressful time for
people so we are trying to
putthe messages out there
for peopleto be kind to
themselves, takecare, look
after their ownwellbeing.’’
While alcohol, followed
by cannabis, werethe most
common drugs used by
people seeking help
through the Ashburton
agency, wastewater testing
catchmenthad picked up
MDMAand afew people
had presented to Acads for
help. Those drugs plus
seven drugs tested for
regularly in Ashburton’s
wastewater system since
2018. In the first three
Ashburton’s drug use
detection showed levelsof
MacDonald said the
testing sites nationwide,
of the total population.
two months) wasadded to
the national wastewater
November 2018, when the
pilot programme was
extended to include wider
Acads is offering phone
counselling to peopleuntil
face to face counselling
can resumeatAlert Level
Anyone wanting help
can contact the agency by
phone (308 1270), or
Behind the curtain in lockdown
From Page 1
Harry Weber wouldlike the
circus to stay openafter
lockdown is lifted.
‘‘Once we openupagain
we arehoping thecouncil
willallow us to stay herefor
an extra weekafter
ticketsand letall these
people, especiallythe kids,
comeand see the circus.’’
His family andother
practicing and training. The
childrenget plenty of
playtime andwalks around
Whennot in lockdownthe
withthe circus on the road
48 weeks of theyear,
Theyhave also found
reality TV showcalledThe
Bravo,showing the lifeof
the circus family and
earning themthe ‘Kiwi
Seasonone is available
online at ThreeNow.
The wholeWeber family is
Circus owner Harry Weber
and daughter Rosie,6,
practiceashis wife Marie
and other children watch.
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Rosemary answers call for vaccine help
Rosemary Moorehas come out
of nursing retirement to lend a
hand with the covid vaccine
The66yearold is acasual
staffmember with Eastfield
Health and has been
immunising people since the
She has flexible hours and is
part of ateam of three or four
that works at avaccine clinic
running three times aweek.
Typically between 150and
320jabsare given at each
based at theAshburton
Racecourseand is gownedup
andwearing PPE gear. She last
worePPE during theSARS
Rosemaryput her name down
to be part of theCovid19
vaccination workforce earlier
this year, but heard nothing
backfor along time.
‘‘Eastfield asked me if Icould
help with the rollouthereand I
‘‘I’mreally happy to be
involved because I’m helping to
make asmall difference in
Shehad never expectedtoget
back into any type of nursing,
andalthough her working days
werebusy, she was quite
Rosemaryhas had to renew
licence and insurance andhas
updated her skills and
She is limited to whatshe is
allowed to do and does notplan
on nursingbeyond her current
Rosemary’s nursing career
beganinChristchurch in the
early 1970s and straight from
Shelatermoved south and
worked at Ashburton Hospital
for 20 years. Another stint
followed as apractice nurse at
Allenton MedicalCentre and
she ended her career doing
Above: Rosemary Moore.
Left: Rosemary gives Nicholas Treleaven
adose of Covid19 vaccine.
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In retirement Rosemary has
been very active in service club
Altrusa andisalso avolunteer
at Mid Canterbury Citizens
New date set
for bird sale
Ashburton BirdClub’s birdandaccessories
sale has beenrescheduled from august 28 to
The saleincludes birds, seed and
accessories. It runs from 9am until 1pm at
Tinwald MemorialHall. Entry is free.
Support open for businesses
encouraging local businesses to
apply for government support
during escalated Covid19 alert
levels thisincludes financial
support aswell as advice on making
decisions regarding staffingand
Council community services
group manager Steve Fabish said
unit had beenhelping spread the
word about available support.
“Some business owners might be
reluctanttoapply for financial
supportorfeel isolated about
making decisions. We wouldlike
Financial support includes: the
Wage Subsidy Scheme, Resurgence
Scheme, ShortTerm Absence
Paymentand Small Business
General business adviceis free
and available from the Canterbury
Employers' Chamber of Commerce
Councilhas set up aweb page
withkey links to financial support
nationalstaff withtemporary visa
status that ended yesterday are
encouragedtoassist those staffto
seekhelp fromtheir home country’s
consulate or embassy.
General employment information,
some of which is translatedinto
several languages for staff, canbe
found at www.employment.govt.nz.
Innovation and Employment(MBIE)
has set up acallcentreto
specifically support queries related
to escalated Covid19alertlevelsfor
businesses and services.This
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Ashburton Courier, September 2, 2021
Plenty of potential for large property
Theformer Tuarangi Home
property, on theoutskirts of
The4.125 hectaresite was
onceowned by businessman
He had theproperty for
around28years. It was sold in
Mr Clark, the fourth owner,
once hadplans to subdivide it
himself, but itspotential is
up and theproperty willgo
underthe hammer unless
sold prior through Bayleys
real estate from their Deans
Avenue, Christchurch office.
Hydes said there had been a
lotofinterest nationwide in
of potential.Under Alert Level
arrange aviewing of the
property with restrictions, he
The auction, on September
16,atnoon, would go aheadvia
Thesite, which is freehold
land with residential Czoning,
is adjacent to theestablished
It has asubstantial brick
In itsheyday, Tuarangi
(named fromthe Maoriword
forold)was the former home
to thousands of menand
The building was used as a
men’s home (orinfirmary) and
beforeitclosed and movedto
hospital with aspecialised
psychogeriatric care facility
It wasalso ownedbythe
Moule/Twigger Trust, the
Board and the Canterbury
Buyers of the former Tuarangi Home property could have many opportunities with the significant
removedfromthe site had
been giventothe Ashburton
The sitehas manyouthouses
and fronts Tuarangi Road,
widening tothe back of the
property and along the
northern edge of Braebrook
morecommonlyknown as Mill
Stream, runsthroughthe site.
The propertyhas beenonthe
radar of many organisations
andindividuals overthe years
and advertisingfor its
upcoming sale is in fullswing.
‘‘This property provides a
widerange of opportunities for
redevelopment of thesite in
whole or part, possible
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Donna steps up to help in lockdown
Lockdownhas once againseen
St Vincent de Paul Ashburton
step up to be amultitasker.
With the shopclosed and a
sizeable pool of volunteers
stayingsafely athome, she is
the one answering phone
inquiries and assisting those in
Donna puts together and then
delivers food packages to
families and individuals
Her twosons, who areintheir
early 20’s, have been her
supportcrew, as they were
duringthe last lockdown.
So far thenumbers needing
foodparcel assistance had not
around, she said.
There wasasteady and
constant need butitwas the
logisticsthat had changed
duringthe covid lockdown.
St Vincent de Paul Ashburton
shop manager Donna Collins
has been busy supporting
people in need during
Deliveriesthat have been
made have followed the strict
president Mike Hanham said
Shehad taken it uponherself
to keep things running and was
doing the work normally done
‘‘Our volunteers are in the
older age bracket andwe don’t
foodbank during lockdown.
‘‘Donna’sabit younger and
she’s getting on with it,’’ he
Itemsgoing into the St
Vincent de Paul food parcels
are carefully selected and
typically have avalueofaround
Demand varies eachweek.
People needing assistance
cancall Vincent de Paul
Ashburton on 027 607 0107.
They may be asked to leavea
message but will receive acall
back and short interview to
determine their needs.
Demand for Sallies food parcels increases
The emergencyfoodbank run
by theSalvation Army in
Ashburton has seen an
lockdown, but reserves are
good andpeopleare being
askedtocallahead to access
Demand wastwo or three
timeswhat it normally was,
husband Semi, is thecoofficer
Mrs Ratu said theSallies
weregratefulfor the donations
of food that continued to come
announcement of extending
Shesaid thefoodbank had
good reserves andnormally
bulk bought, something it could
come and been distributed.
Strict covid restrictions were
in place and 90 percentoffood
parcels were picked up by
people at an allocated time,
Deliveries had gone asfar
afield as Rakaia and Mt
Mrs Ratu said there was still
aneedfor support in
Because of the free lunch
schemethatran at some
schools,parents were now
faced with providing lunches
at home fortheir children that
they didnot usually have to
agencies andthe hospitalhave
allreferred clients to the
Clients are singles, couples
Armyisasking people in need
to call ahead on 03 308 7610 or
to message throughthe
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prepares to deliver afood
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Rock opera show in ‘limbo’
There wasjustaweek left of rehearsals
when covid haltedthe progress of the
local productionofrockopera Jesus
Christ Superstar andnow organisersare
The castof65, alivebandand many
volunteers haveclocked up countless
hours in preparingforthe musical.
Ashowbudget of$120,000 alsoputs
pressureonVariety Theatre Ashburton
areusing theproduction asajoint
Show director and event centre
managerRoger Farr saidlockdownhas
putabig dampenerofthings andnowthe
productionwas in limbo.
For the show to go ahead later in the
year there needed tobesomecertainty
around alert levels.
‘‘A lot of ducks have got to line up over
the nextfew weeks.
want to dothatunless absolutely
Mr Farrsaid therewaslot at stake
financiallyand that wasaconcern.
‘‘We can’treallyafford to cancel it,but
Hesaid so mucheffort hadbeenput in
by some many peopleoverthe last few
The wardrobeand set werefinished
and therewas onlyaweek remainingof
Minister steps up
rehearsalsandfinal technical workwhen
Mr Farr saidrehearsals couldstart
againunder level2,but it neededlevel 1
to be abletoperformthe show andto
November is beingeyedasapossible
Ashburton Trust Event Centre manager
Roger Farrand Variety Theatre Ashburton
president Nicky Milmine were in ahappier
mood when they announced the rights had
been securedfor Jesus Christ Superstar
back in May.
Ashburton Courier, September 2, 2021
Asurvey conducted by the
YMCA South &Mid
Canterbury has had itsbest
The survey asked
Data to dateshows1243
partone,862 part two, and
853 part three.
The high uptakeispartly
attributedtothe decision to
splitthe survey into three
parts making it more
the first time and also
school assembliesabout the
survey for the first time.
Thesurvey seeks to givea
voicetoyoung people and
the results will be shared
with decisionmakers in
health, education and
social sectorssothat the
collective youth voiceis
The full results are
expected to be revealedin
the next week or so.
Rev HeatherKennedy has
adapted her usual
technology has become her new
TheMethodist minister is
confident online, aregular at
Zoommeetingsand has found
‘‘The older generation, like
myself, have generally learnt
technology as they’ve gone
along andatafairly slow pace.
‘‘For me, andanumber of
others, lockdown has forcedus
to change theway we do things,
particularly they way we
Rev Kennedy said churches
in generalhad become more
innovative because there were
no facetofaceservices and
‘‘The Methodistchurch, for
example,has been sharing
information andlinks about
servicespeople can watch
online at home.
‘‘Others arelive streaming
servicesfromthe homes of
Rev Kennedy’s typical
Sunday service forthe Baring
beenemailedout to the
congregation along with
on email andthose not online
have been givenprinted
As well as being aMethodist
minister, Rev Kennedy is
for the Presbyterian Church
General Assembly, which has a
Rev Heather Kennedy
biannual conference lined up
in Christchurchatthe endof
Zoom meetings have allowed
her andothers to discuss and
put forward businessagenda
items for the conference, which
Rev Kennedy also has abig
Methodist church conference
lined up in November and a
decision on whetherthat goes
‘‘Sometimes there willbe30
people online at Zoom
meetings andit was the same
Rev Kennedy said level 3
level 4for the church
community, or the country as a
There was someangst in the
community andmembers of her
for fellow Tongans caughtupin
the spread of covid froma
church gathering in Auckland.
Rev Kennedy said shefelt for
those in resthomes whocould
not receivevisitors at this time.
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
Good Wishes in DifficultTimes
It is my sincerehope thatyou and your family arein
good health and are coping with the complexities
andchallengesassociatedwith this pandemic.
Prepared forCOVID Lockdowns
We have been moreprepared this timefor aCOVID
lockdown, having learned and reflected on last
year’s lockdownand from the morerecentflooding
Abilityfor Students to Work Online
Staff have used the tools available to put work online sothat students
can work from home.
As this is becoming common practice inthe classroom, students are
familiar with the tools and how to access and use Google Classroom,
documents and Zoom calls.
Paper resourcesare available fromthe MinistryofEducation forstudents
who do not have access to online learning. During last week Collegehas
undertaken contactlessdeliveries of hardcopypacks.
We realise that parents can find supporting their child with learning
very challenging, but know you will also understand the importance of
routine for your family. Ifyour routine has been shaken up, itisoften
helpful to structure your time. Routines are reassuring and promote
health and mental and physical well-being.
Staff have been available between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm to
Adjustments to Events Calendar
As advertised in last week’s newsletter there are adjustments to event
Secondary Schools’ Winter Sports Tournament Week, 27 August–
AkoInterviews,Thursday09September. This will be anormal teaching
day, depending on our COVIDlevel.
NCEA and College Internal Exams –please notechanges
• End of Year external exams will now start two weeks later,
commencing Monday 22November and running through until
Tuesday 14 December.
• External Portfolios in Art, and Design and Visual communication
deadlines will also be pushed out by twoweeks.
InternalCollege Examinations–PushedBack One Week
These will now be held from Monday 20September through to
Tuesday28September, inclusive, forYear11, 12 and 13 students.
Details have beenemailed to staff and parents.
These examinations aresignificant as not only arethey abletoprovide
studentswith averyaccurate gauge as to their current performance, but
the result maybeused as evidence of thestandardoftheir work should
they, forsome reason, not be abletosit the NCEAexamination laterinthe
year andtherefore have to apply fora‘derived grade’.
This year we are offering some English classes the opportunity to
completetheir exam online. They will also have apapercopyduringthe
exams and can switchbetween the twomediums. This hopefully will also
eliminate the anxietyaround internet or batteryand powerfailure.
Take care and look after each other. Weappreciate your understanding
and supportofeach other at this challenging time.
Deputy Principal •Tumuaki Tuarua
At COVID Level3–College Remains
Closed Except For….
• Thereisprovision, under Level3,oflearning forasmallgroup of up
to 14 year olds who are children of essential workers who are not
abletomake otherarrangements fortheirchildren’scare.
• These students will be accommodated inone oftwo pods, inthe
same pod for the day, undertaking online learning. Breaks will be
available during the day, andmasksmust be worn at all times.
• Cleaning willbeundertakenwherethe pods areoperating out of.
• College Management meets after each major Government
announcement, andwill adviseany relevant changes.
BoardofTrustees News ...
It is disappointing, although unavoidable,
to again have aschool year interrupted with
a COVID-19 lockdown when it had gone so
smoothly thus far!
We commendthe staffand students on the way
they cope with this, and hope students have
managed to continue to keep working where
It is unfortunate that we've had asecond year of being interrupted but
these challenges, if nothing else,teachusresilienceand howtodeal with
theunexpected. This is nowour new normal!
For the last term wehave had Deputy Principal Jono Hay step-up as
Acting Principal whilstRossPreecewas on Sabbatical Leave.
We thank Jono for his good work in that time. The Board has enjoyed
working with him and having another viewpointfromthis position.
We also acknowledge and thank the other staff who stepped up into
rolesduring this period –AngelaMitchell (Acting DeputyPrincipal) and
Greta Hampton (Acting Social Sciences Head of Faculty) andhope they
also enjoyed this opportunity.
We nowlook forwardtoreviewing the report from Ross’SabbaticalLeave
and investigating what (if any) improvements we can implement at
This past week anumber of students should have been away at the
SecondarySchools’WinterTournament week.Unfortunately,the decision
was made, onceweentered lockdown, to cancel these tournaments.
We feel forall thoseteams who,for the second year in arow,have been
unable to go away to compete againstteams fromoutside their region.
Tournament Week is agreat experience for these students and tobe
impactedonbyCOVIDagain is very disappointing.
We do, however, congratulate everyone who made these teams and I
would like to think we’llget therenextyear!
AshburtonCollege Rebuild Plans
The Ashburton College rebuild plans are still progressing and hopefully
we will have information/plans soon to putout to our wider community.
We were hopingtohaveinformation available earlier thanthis. However,
withsomedetails still to be worked throughitisimportantthatwetake
the time needed toensure these plans are correct as, importantly, they
need to take us well into the future.
Youmay, however, have seen that the new premises for the Phoenix
Pre-school aretohavebuilding started soon (on the old netball courts),
beingthe first stage of this project, so we aremaking progress!
Take careand keepsafe!
Please notethatfamilies have been issued with full details aroundthe
• Asasolution to an emergencysituation.
• Encouraging our students to demonstrate our AshColl Values by being
responsive, self-managing and resilient.
• Acknowledging online access to learning may not be easy, or possible,
forsomelearners at some times.
• During this time, students operate best inastructured environment,
which can include aregular wake-up time, dedicated time for learning
and timetolook afteroneselfand whānau.
Communication betweenTeachersand Studentsand/orCaregivers
• Will be via Collegechannels–either Kamar and Gmail.
• Teaching staff will do their besttoanswer emails between 9:00am and
3:00pm. A48-hour turnaroundtime shouldbeallowedfor.
• Full details issued to families outline more specific information for
SeniorStudents, andfor JuniorStudents,plusarrangements foronline
• Ako teachers will have, orwill bemaking contact with their Ako Class
Issues or Concerns
• Please contactyour of HeadofSchool:
SeniorSchool -Mrs Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org);
JuniorSchool -MrsClough (email@example.com).
• Michelle Hosking (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Counselling team are
available to assistwith concerns.
Be kind,becalm,besafe. Kia manaaki, kiamārie, kiamarutau
Office Closureat3:20pm, Tuesday07September
(Note: Changed from Thursday19August)
Please note: the College Office will 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.
LIKELYCHANGE TO THIS DATE,TOBECONFIRMED
Monday06September,7:00pm, College Staffroom
This is an opportunityfor Year 13 students intending to undertake
with their parents/caregivers,bystafffromStudylink.
Studylink is responsible forStudent Loans andAllowances and their staff
will outline the application process and requirements.
An information form has beenmade available to students,inorder to
gauge numbers attending.
Studentsare asked to return thisform to the TransitionOffice(T12)
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Year 11 and 12 Outdoor Education
On 03 and 06August both the Year 12and 11 Outdoor Education
classes respectively,went WhiteWaterRafting as part of their Safety in
theOutdoors andRisk ManagementUnits.
This time ofyear is not usually the season to white water raft but, teacherin-charge
Luke Martin said it suits the units well when looking at risks.
Fortunately both days provided some decent weather for this time ofyear,
which made both trips not so cold. What was great, he said, was there had
beensome rainearlier in the week,sothe RangitataRiver was flowing with
some decent rapids.
The Peel Forest Outdoor Centre Guides were fantastic, when working with
us, tohelp emphasise the risks involved and sharing some oftheir own
(Pictured above): Year 12 briefing at the Peel Forest Outdoor Education
On arrivalthe students got their gear sortedand discussed the importance
of wearing the correct warm clothing. Once everyone was geared up and
checked, itwas on to the bus tohead up river tothe start. Students were
debriefed on whattodoincertain situations and,importantly,how to stay
in the raft and not fall out!
What followedwas twohours of adrenaline-filled whitewaterrafting. With
no mishaps and afew bravesouls jumping in the wateratthe end,both trips
were ahuge success. All students enjoyed their day, and gained valuable
information fortheir assessments.
Then the fun partcomes -ofbeing back at schooland completing write-ups
As will be understood,datesregarding Coming Eventsare very much
in limboatpresent. Once thereisopportunitytoprovide adegree of
certainty,wewill recommencethe listingofactivities.
As advised in last week’s newsletter, School Sport NZwas scheduled to
review the viability offuture events onthe School Sport NZCalendar on
Wednesday01September,orasappropriate in relation to changes to the
Term ThreeTerm Date 2021– remains:
Term Three - Friday01October
Anyadjustments to Term Four year level
finishingdates will be advised.
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
Year 13 StudentVolunteer/ServiceProjects
This year,aspartofthe Year 13 Akoprogramme, College aimed for
everyYear13student to takepartinavolunteering/serviceproject.
Aprojectcouldbewithin or outside of school.
Head ofSenior School Abbey Bruce said College believes such projects
are important, as volunteering is away the Year 13 students can give
back to theschool and/or local community.
Such activities also connect the students toothers, giving asense of
fulfilment, and can also help advance job opportunities and university
Students were requiredto:
• Decide andfind avolunteer project.
• Submit aproposal to theirAko teacher.
• Partake in at least eightvolunteer sessions during Term Two.
• Submit ablog weekly to their Akoteacher to track their progress,with
aminimumof100 wordsand twophotos.
• Present to Assembly during Week 10 of Term Two.
In this newsletter we look at some of the projects
undertakenmainlybystudents in 13GBD -
Teacher Clair Bedward’sAko Class:
AbbeyWilliams –Volunteered at Hinds Scouts Group
Abbeyvolunteered at the Hinds Scouts
Group, initially planning the term’s
activities. These included helping with
painting apiece ofwood to place on
the outside of the den to ‘make the den
look better’, organising games, playing
spotlight inthe Hinds School hedge and
capturing aflag. Abbey said she really
enjoyedthis activityasitwas ‘reallygood
to be hanging out with the Scouts and
playing agame with them’. Cooking food
from $12 purchases from the dairy was
Abbey said that, unfortunately, she was
unable to volunteer for most of the term because ofthe flooding, which
damaged the den.
She was, though, able to help with the clean-up, and throwing away
The positive ofchoosing Scouts as aproject was that she ‘got to hang out
with some cool kids and teach them things about Scouts’.
Dante Vannini –HockeyCoach
For his Volunteer Project, Dante coached primary school student
Over the course of Term Two, he coached both atrainingand agame every
week foraYear 7and 8Tinwald team.
He also assisted with one training and two games for the Mid Canterbury
Hockey Under 13 Boys’ Team, and also volunteered to coach the Boys’
Year 8 Town team in the annual Mid Canterbury Town vs Country
This is Dante’s fourth year of coaching,and he said ‘itdid notpresentmuch
of achange to my usual schedule’. However, the weekly write-up aspectwas
new and,due to afull schedule,this wasanaddedchallenge.
(Pictured left): TheMid
boys aftertheir 7-a-side
game vs the West Coast.
(Pictured below): Year 8
Town and Countryboys
Jacob’s Volunteer Project was being aleader at St John Youth. Jacob
hasbeeninvolvedinStJohn Youth forabout eight years,beingaleader
forapproximately three years.
This term they were working towardsthe Community ServiceBadge.Jacob
explained that Community Service iscompulsory inworking towards their
Grand Prior Award, with only the Gold Group [13-17 year olds] eligible to
obtain this prestigious award.
The Blue and Green groups were where Jacob
was teaching. The Community Service Badge is
not compulsoryatthis level, but is agood badge
to earn, and he said thatmost of the Cadets at St
John have donethe work to gain theCommunity
As partofhis Volunteer Projecthehad to go each
week on Thursday nights, from 6:30-8:00pm, at
the St John building on Tancred Street. Aswith
anumber of projects,the flooding stymied afull
(Pictured left): Jacob Swan.
During his VolunteerProject commitment Jacob’s input included–
Giving lessons about the CommunityService Badge. The basic overviewof
the lesson wastoask whatthe group thoughtacommunitywas,after which
The ten aspects were: protection, leadership, health care, knowledge,
facilities, space for beliefs, sustainable activities, support groups, supplies
and everyone doing their part within the community. This included a
discussionabout roles or jobseach of the tenaspects would require.
Duty NCO: An NCOisacadet who is under 18, with arank.The order of the
ranks areCorporal,Sergeant, and Cadet Leader.Jacob is at Sergeantlevel.
The duty NCO’s job is to run the night and make sure everything goes to
plan, and run theCadet paradeatthe start and endofthe night, take the roll
callfromthe 6:30pm parade,and hand-over each parade to aYouth Leader
Supporting teaching by ayounger Cadet and Corporal-in-training. This
Cadet had attended aCorporal training camp earlier in the year and, on
return, is required to do one lesson teaching, command drill/be Duty NCO
and run agame. ACorporal-in-trainingwillalways have someone working
with them while they perform these tasks, for any help and guidance
Forthis lessontheysplit the Cadets into groups of three and gave the team a
big pieceofpaper. Theteams then had to draw acommunity andtalk about
whatthingsacommunityneeds,and thenpresenttheir communitytothe
wider group,explaining what they added and whythey addedit.
Helpingwith teaching of the Green Group: Thegroup had to create their
ownsuper,brand new ambulance!
Firstly the group each thought of one thing that the ambulance needed.
Once they got the list of items needed they split into pairs or singly, got
one piece ofA3paper and some coloured pens and spent about 25-30
minutes drawing their ambulance and adding all the items needed in it. In
conclusion each person or group presented their ambulance, explaining
each part. The‘best ambulance’ wasselected, with an explanation as to why
this should be chosen. Agroup could not choose theirown ambulance!
Game Duty: This involved, once lessons were finished, running agame;
this time apaper,scissors,rockgame involving
twoteams running around abox made of four
chairs, with paper, scissors, rock having to be
playedonceapair met in the middle.
Presenting Projects and making aPoster:
Projects from the previous week were
presented, plus aposter made onwhy people
should come to their town.
by aNumber of Students
Kyle started inWeek One collecting rubbish
by himself,onthe field.
For the second week he joined forces with
John Radan, John Magyaya (of 13GWZ),
RJ Pasion, Yash Patel (13GWZ) and
Harrison McKee(13RMM). Ian Jerao joined
this group also for six weeks, with rubbish
collectedaround various areas of the College
and the AshburtonDomain (pictured right).
RJ outlined the decision to pick
up rubbish from different areas
of the Ashburton Domain as his
Volunteer Project, with the group as
above.Armed with tongs and black
rubbish bags they were able to
achievetheir task without touching
(Pictured right, lefttoright):
Yash Patel, Kyle Muncal,
John Radan and John Magyaya.
By mid-waythroughthe project they had transferredtothe newKai forKids
Also undertook rubbish collection, around the Ashburton Domain, with
Ben was another student who, for his Volunteer Project, decided to better
the environment and pick up rubbish in the Domain. Ben said that,
often hewould have the company of afew mates onhis rubbish-picking
adventures,withmain appearances including BuddhikaEkanayake and and
Sayime Metuatini and Te Rira Wikohika
Sayime outlined her Volunteer Project, also picking up rubbish around
school, with Te Rira Wikohika (of Ako class
Armed with a bucket and tongs (pictured
right), on their first day, they started picking
up rubbish around the Canteen, then moved
to the backofSBlock,tothe field,the mini and
big gym,ABlock,the Chessboardand TBlock.
Sayime did note they were unaware of how
many students in Ashburton College leave
their rubbish lying around, despite some
being totally responsible. Students going to
the trouble of sticking and hiding rubbish
within the connected chairs by T Block was
something Sayime found disgusting, but
she also said she enjoyed volunteering and
picking up rubbish for the school, and making
this her project.
Shasha Watageadra-Volunteering in an Ashburton
Borough School Class
Throughout this term Shasha decided to help with her little sister’s
Year 5class at Borough School. Shasha said her sister’s teacher, Ms
Stephens,‘wasone of the kindest and most amazing teachers I’ve met.
Shegot alongwith the kids very well and theypaidsomuch attention
to whatshe said,which made it easier formetowork withthem’.
Shasha was able to see them start the day bydoing asong for the week,
and awaiata and akarakia as well. MsStephens greeted each student
individually, which Shasha found very nice, saying ‘that it’s good for the
kids,asthey know thatthe teacher pays
attention to them’.
Overall Shasha stated that she loved
going in everyThursday and trying her
best to help them as much as she could,
saying this experience was something
she had never expected todosoitwas
‘quitehard’forher at first.
Shasha thought that ifshe helped at
her sister’s class, she would be able to
see how primary classes worked as she
didn’t go to aprimary school in New
Zealand, having straight-away joined
College after coming to New Zealand
Towards the end of the term, Shasha became busier with College internal
assessments and other activities,sosometimes found it stressful to go in to
help but,looking at the positiveside, shesaidithelped her to improveher
time managementskillswhich willbeneeded in the future.
Shasha also said she wasquiteshy at first and embarrassed to interact with
the kids but,asthe time went by,she was able to become morecomfortable
with them and enjoyedhaving moreofthe students starting to talk with her.
As shegained moreconfidenceshe wasalso able to help agroup with their
reading,and pronunciation of wordsfor aplaybeing rehearsed,and howto
read the sentences correctly.
Other involvements included helping with shapes and colouring; being part
of the eclipse discussionand sharing her ownphotos of this event; helping
with essay-writing spelling or grammar; cutting out students’goals to put
on aboard; being apart ofthe students working on their chrome books
using aMaths programme called Prodigy which the students really enjoy
as it combines the use of games and
maths problems; helping with games;
awarding mihi pai to best dancers.
Overall, this experience was quite
interesting and she said it helped
her to improve asaperson, helping
her to become more confident and
learnhow to lead others who areway
different toher. Shasha concluded by
saying she was able to learn how to
be agood role model and to see the
different learning strengths between
the students and how well they all
(Pictured right): Two students busy at
work in theYear 5AshburtonBorough
Deaths Deaths Deaths Deaths Deaths
ANDREW, Howard Russell,
63, passed peacefully
on 24/08/2021, after
courageously enduring long
Beloved husband of
Carolie, brother to Robert,
father of Emma, Rudyard,
Caitlin and Thurza, uncle to
Jessica. Loved Oupsie to12
Full of fun, wisdom, and
knowledge, hewas acaring
father figure tomany. He will
“For neither death nor life, nor
anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us
from the love of GodinChrist
Jesus our Lord”
BENNETT, Robert Reginald:
With great sadness, Robert
peacefully passed away
on August 28th, 2021, at
his home in Ashburton.
Caring and loving husband
of Celeste. Devoted and
supportive father of Sean.
Dear brother of Graeme.
Uncle of Shieldon, Mark and
Marlene in the Philippines.
The family wishes to express
their heartfelt thanks to
the medical teams and
carers who assisted Robert,
providing continued care
at his home in the midst of
to the Bennett family c/o P
OBox 472, Ashburton 7740.
A private Catholic Requiem
Mass and burial is to be held.
BENSDORP, Evelyn May,
21.12.1931 – 31.08.2021.
At Ashburton Hospital. In
her 90th year. Dearly loved
wife ofthe late Janus. Loved
mother and mother-in-law
of John, Nick and Lynne,
Bruce and Jillian, Leo, Trevor
and Rachel, Richard and
Rachael, Gina and Paul,
Neville and Karen, and friend
of Brenda. Loved Gran ofall
her grandchildren and great
grandchildren. Sadly missed
by all her family. Thank you
to the wonderful staff of
Ashburton Hospital and
Radius Millstream. Messages
to the Bensdorp Family, P.O.
Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A
private funeral will be held
Friday 3rd September, due to
HUSBAND Nelori Winifred
‘Mum’,’ Grandma Husband’,
‘Aunty Nelori’, passed away
peacefully at 1.00pm,
Thursday August 26, 2021
at Rosebank Lifecare,
Ashburton, aged 85 years.
Loved wife ofthe late Ernest
John, much loved mother of
Suzanne, Graeme, and Jenny.
The best Grandma to Jake,
Jessie, Scott, and Kate. To
all the caregivers and nurses
who were there for Grandma
in her finals years, especially
Rosebank, we thank you
for your support and love.
Messages to the Husband
family, 53A Morgan Street,
Methven 7730. A private
burial at Methven has been
HUSBAND Nelori Winifred,
on August 26, 2021. Loved
daughter ofthe late Francis
and Jessie Ridge. Sister and
sister-in-law ofthe late John
Ridge and Anne, Margaret
and Mervyn. Much loved
aunty to all her nieces and
HUSBAND Nelori Winifred,
on August 26, 2021. Dearly
loved aunty of Kaye, and
Karen, and adored ‘pseudo
Grandma’ of Brega, and
Nianh. They will miss her
cuddles, glorious knitting,
MANUEL, Mana Kohia, on
August 26, 2021. Passed
away peacefully at Rosebank
Lifecare, Ashburton, aged 85
years. Dearly loved husband
of the late Lesley. Much
loved father and father-inlaw
ofTony and Tessa, Riki
and Viv, Sally, Susan, Simon,
the late Wayne and his many
Mokopuna. Messages to
Mana Manuel’s Family c/- PO
Box 472, Ashburton 7740. A
private cremation has been
held which will be followed
by a Memorial service to
McLAUCHLAN, Marlene Edith
(nee Parsons). It is with heavy
hearts we wish to advise that
on 28/8/21, Marlene passed
away peacefully at home,
surrounded by love, with her
children beside her. Aged
81 years. Much loved wife of
the late Barry, dearly loved
mother and mother-in-lawof
Nicola and Steve, Simon and
Judy,and thelate Paul. Loved
Nana and Granny ofElla and
Taylah; Ashleigh and Hemi,
Courtney, Sam and Jaime;
and step- grandmother
of Kent and Tess, Melanie
and Steve, Paula and Trim,
and the late James. Loved
great-grandmother of Piper,
Tahliah and Willow; Mollie,
Payton, Gabriella and Felix,
and Theodore. And stepgreat-grandmother
Anabel and Zoe, Robin and
Eddie, Rubi and Maya, and
Dallis. Marlene fought a
huge battle with her health
for several years and is now
finally at peace and reunited
with Barry and Paul.
easy lovely lady. The family
would like to thank the most
amazing Dr PennyHoldaway,
the District Nursing team
and Access Community
Health for enabling Marlene
to continue living at home,
as was her wish. Messages
to the McLauchlan Family
c/o 126 Tosswill Road,
Prebbleton, 7604. Due to
Covid restrictions a private
cremation has been held,and
aMemorial Servicewill follow
at alater date when levels
allow tocelebrate Marlene’s
Edith: Most beautiful Mum
and Mum-in-lawofNikki and
Steve and beloved Granny of
Ella andTaylah. It is absolutely
devastating to have you
leave us, but you have been
so unwell forsolong, and you
have fought and fought. But
the battle just got too much.
My biggest hope isyou are
reunited with Dad and Paul.
You will always bemyrock,
my confidant, but most of
all my Mum. Love you with
all my heart Iwill miss you
dreadfully. Those we love
never truly leave us.
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PETHIG, Wilfred Stanley
(Stan): Peacefully at Terrace
View Retirement Village,
Ashburton on August 28th,
2021. Age 93 years. Dearly
loved husband of the late
Gladys. Loved father and
father-in-law of Frank and
Adair, John [deceased],
Colleen and Alan Scott,
Yvonne [deceased] and
Robin Gray, Lyndia Tull and
Crawford MacDonald, and
Dianne and Alastair McIntosh.
A much-loved Grandad
(Beaky) of his grandchildren,
A special thank you to the
staff at Terrace View for their
Messages to: The Pethig
Family, c/- PO Box 6035,
Ashburton 7742. A private
cremation has been held
and a memorial service to
celebrate Stan’s life will be
held at a later date, to be
027 637 1229
SCOTT, Ailsa Evelyn (nee
McLaren). 08.01.1946 -
28.08.2021. Ailsa passed
away peacefully in Ashburton
with her children by her
side. Very much loved
mother and mother-in-law
of Dianne and Gerard Lilley,
Trevor and Andrea Scott,
and Darrell and Kylie Scott.
Adored Nan of Madeline
and Sophie Wyatt, Kurt and
Amie, Luke and Brooke.
and sisters-in-law, her nieces,
nephews, and all family.
Cherished friend to many. She
will be so dearly missed by
all who knew her. Messages
to Ailsa Scott’s family c/- PO
Box 472, Ashburton. 7740. In
Ailsa’s memory donations to
the Mid-Canterbury Riding
for the Disabled would be
greatly received.Due to Covid
restrictions a private family
servicewill be held.
SCOTT, Ailsa Evelyn (nee
McLaren) 08.01.1946 –
28.08.2021. Dearly loved
daughter ofthe late Alan and
Evelyn McLaren. Much loved
sister and sister-in-law ofIan
(deceased) and Alice, Ken and
Patricia, Alister and Judith
McLaren. Andlovedbyall her
nieces and nephews. Ailsa will
be so dearly missed by us all.
SMITH, Helen Esmé (Esmé)
12/4/1931 –30/8/2021. Left
peacefully with all our love.
Dearly loved Wife ofthe late
Keith Smith. Dearly loved
Mother of the late Kevin
& Nina, Karen & Mark, the
late Margaret & late Brian,
the late Wayne &late Debz,
Grant & Rhonda, Brent &
Janice and Vicki & Grant.
Dearly loved Nana of Rhys,
Wesley, Tracy &Dan, Michael
&Janelle, Kieran &Mel, Nikki
& Ross, Toby, Miranda &
Cohan, Matt &Sarah, Corey
& Emma, Charlotte, Josh &
Chelsea, Caleb and Jared.
Dearly loved Great Nana of
Ben, Samantha, Izzy, Nicole,
Alisha,Jeremy, Jethro and
Lincoln. Great Great Nana of
Aylah. Messages to:30Middle
Road, Ashburton. Aprivate
cremation has been held. A
send-off will be held at alater
“You made your life
beautiful by kindly deeds,
hand in others needs.
Youtouched all our
Always acaring friend, akind
soul and aloving Mother
We gave youall our love
to send youonyour way,
hoping we’llsee youagain
Love you always and ever
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10 Ashburton Courier, September 2, 2021
Downtown Ashburton under Alert Level 3.
in Level 3
Retail stores, cafes and takeaway operators
able to operate at Alert Level 3have thrown
open their doors to the public; with
Ashburton was abusy hive yesterday as
essential workers around the district were
joined by the throng of businesses able to
operate contactless services under Level 3.
Builders were back on sites, roading
contractors returned and schools had
limited openings for students and pupils,
aged under 14, of essential workers without
child care available at home.
Ashburton District mayor Neil Brown said
the district was slowly moving towards
returning to normal socialising.
‘‘Let's not go backwards keep wearing
your masks, keep your social distancing, and
stay home as much as possible,’’ he said.
‘‘For those returning to the workforce,
stay safeand pleasedon't hesitate to get
testedifyou are not feeling well (obviously
don't go to work but let your employer
‘‘All going well this time next week we will
be looking at Level 2!
‘‘Remembertosupport local,and be kind
if thereare delays in getting your deliveries
or getting your goodsatpick up, everybody
is operating in difficult circumstances.
‘‘We've got this Ashburton!’’
Thinking outside the farm gate
Well, here we are again, back
in lockdown, albeit at this point
into Level 3for areas outside of
Some would say that spring
time on afarm is much like a
lockdown anyway, we are all
too busy working everyday to
have any social life!
Covid19, particularly the
Delta variant, is asignificant
health risk to all of us and
demands the highest level of
response to protect ourselves,
our families and our
Farmers are no different and
while we have had exemptions,
and rightfully so, to continue to
operate and look after our
livestock and plant our crops
as essential food producers, we
should not look past the health
threat that covid is and not only
jeopardise our exemption
regime, but our own health.
The difficulty we will
encounter will be if covid
started to circulate in the
farming community or in our
processing facilities. The
Ministry of Health will look
David Clark on farm shifting breaks with eldest sons, Sam, at left,
beyond the economic impacts
when forcing farmers to
isolate. Please give that some
thought with regards to
contingencies within your own
But all of this does also pose
some questions, we have
enjoyed relative freedom with
no Level 3or4lockdown in the
South Island for over ayear,
and other than acouple of
blips, near the same for North
So, what did we do to prepare
for the inevitable reintroduction
of covid into New
Zealand given the
infectiousness of the Delta
variant? Why is our vaccine
programme trailing the OECD?
What has been done to
increase the hospital and ICU
capacity given the scenes of
If asingle case in Auckland
lockdown with six hours
notice, why did we continue to
allow travellers to arrive from
NSW when covid was
circulating uncontained in
Sydney? Why did we have a
public walkway alongside an
outdoor area of an MIQ facility
and why was the Atrium of that
MIQ hotel partially open to
public access? This lockdown
is that price we pay for
questions such as these.
My advice is to take Covid19
seriously, this disease poses a
significant risk to your health
and those around you.
Put your protocols in place to
meet the requirements of
whatever the level of
restriction we are in and settle
Focus on the basics on farm
and regard anyone who comes
on to your farm as potentially
Look at the lockdown as a
marathon and settle into a
stride, we might be in this for a
long period of time.
Look out for your
neighbours, ayarn, at a
distance over the fence is more
important than ever as folk
begin to feel very isolated.
We also have our awesome
little people on farm helping
out while school is closed.
Their safety is the most
important thing you can look
out for today.
Seeking consent to do river works
Rakaia contactorand landowner Philip
Brown is seeking ariver consent to allow
him to do his ownriverprotection works.
Mr Brown,who has anearthworks
company,lives on the south side of the
Rakaia River and is amember of the lower
Rakaia rating district.
He is athirdgeneration landowneron
thefarm property,whichexceptfor a
smallparcel where he lives, he hasleased
Thewhole property hasaroundhalf a
kilometre of riverfrontage.
He has, forthe past few years,
questioned stafffrom Environment
maintain the RakaiaRiver, including
their river protection with the planting of
willow tree poles, which he believed
should be dug into water for higher rate of
‘‘I have shown (Environment Canterbury
staff) theresultsofwillows which have
Landowner Philip Brown
been planted in adequate water and other
sites where moisture is alimiting factor,’’
‘‘The results are quite spectacular.Ecan
still insistontheir way of planting the
Mr Brown was now seeking permissions
there wereafew stakeholders to contact
toresume theprotection work on his own
section of the river,and was working
throughthe necessary paperworks.
‘‘Weare told that large rate increases
arerequired to do more extensive flood
protection workwhenthis is not the case,’’
‘‘Before the ResourceManagement Act
(RMA)came into existence it waspossible
to protect one's property from flood
erosion,which Idid very successfully.
‘‘Myinitial protection work was avery
cost effective method and held for a
number of years.
‘‘After theRMA was enactedIparked up
all the machinery forfearofprosecution
and let Ecan manage the flood protection.
The result now, is that most of my work has
been washed away due to lack of
maintenance,’’ he said.
Mr Brownsaid the only way to move
forward for the ratingdistrict was to get a
river consent so ratepayers could do their
own work ontime andat arealistic
budget whichwas what he was under
taking to do.
Ashburton Courier, September 2, 2021
Farmers and growersaffected
by drought or floods
Canterbury this year can
access additional funds
through rural assistance
They are also available for
those from Marlborough,
Social development and
employment minister Carmel
Sepuloni, who announced the
funding, said the funds were to
help ease financial pressures
on farmers and growers.
It would help securetheir
recovery from the weather
events that had affected their
Otagoand the Chatham
Islands was classified as a
largescale adverse event by
the minister on March 12, 2021.
The flooding in Canterbury
was classified as amediumscaleadverse
2021; while the floodinginthe
West Coast,Marlborough and
on July 18, 2021.
“The RuralSupport Trusts
in allthese areashavebeen
doing greatwork in the region,
and the Ministry of Social
Development will be working
closely with them to get
support to those who need it,’’
Enhanced Taskforce Green,
Service and investment of $6
million had also been made
available to help rural
communities recover from
recent adverse events, she
recovering from droughts and
‘‘We encourage farmersand
their RuralSupportTrust to
see whatsupportmay be
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Thursday,2September 2021 | ISSUE 44
Council services operating in Alert Level 3
Everywhere south ofthe Auckland
boundary isnow in Alert Level 3.
This measure remains in place for
Learn how Ashburton District Council
services will be affected during this Alert
home and is setuptotakecallsand emails
remotely to assistyou with your enquiries.
PublicVenues and Facilities
The EA Networks Centre, Ashburton Public
Library, Art Gallery and Museum, and
Community Halls remain closed.
All publicplaygrounds will remain closed
and taped off.
Public toilets on main freight routes
remain open (and where requested by
essential services) and willhaveincreased
cleaning frequency.All other public toilets
will be closed.
Council’s Administration building on
Baring SquareWestremains closed. Many
Council staff are working from home so
thatessential services cancontinue.
Rubbish and recycling:
Services are being reduced to a
restricted level of service to allow
Council, its contractor EnviroWaste, and
the Ashburton community to comply
with the Government’s guidelines and
requirementsunder Alert Level3.
Red (weekly) and Yellow (fortnightly)
collections will operate as normal.
Yellow bin recycling must becorrect and
Green glass crates will be collected from
the kerbside on its usual fortnightly
schedule beginning on Wednesday 1
Septemberasglass will be recycledatthis
Wheelie bins left behind parked cars and
Statutory holidays will be collected as
Resource Recovery Parks
Resource Recovery Parks are open for
refuse and green wastedisposal.
Only three vehicles will be allowedon-site
at any one time, there will be queuing at
the weighbridge, please be patient or wait
until Alert Level Two when restrictions
Cash will not behandled oraccepted
at the Resource Recovery Parks and
Bagged Rubbish canbedroppedoff.
All visitorswill need to registerfor contact
Prepaid Council bags can bedropped off
for free. Ordinary bagged rubbish will be
Council is aware that rates were due
on 20 August. Given Council offices are
closed,you areencouraged to payonline
(ashburtondc.govt.nz) if possible.
Ashburton District Council has also
decided to delay applying penalties for
late ratesbecause of the country’s move to
AlertLevel 4, and nowAlert Level3.
Drinking water, stormwater, stockwater,
and wastewater services are being
delivered as normal. Council continuesto
provide samples of its wastewater tobe
Roading maintenanceand repairstokeep
the roads safewill continue. Road rehabs
Regulatory services such asbuilding and
resource consents remain operational,
with building inspections now able to
resume under Alert Level3.
Council /Public Meetings
Council will continue to meet remotely
via Zoom, for any regularly scheduled
meetings. Public meetings will be live
streamed on the Council’s YouTube
Channeland Facebook Page.
The Council will continue to communicate
with the community about any potential
changetoour services or activities.
Follow our Facebook page
(@AshburtonDC), visit the Council website
(ashburtondc.govt.nz), and sign up to our
free text/SMS alert service(by texting your
postcode to 4196) to stay informed.
For additional information, visit
the Ministry of Health's website
(health.govt.nz)and the COVID 19 website
Can Ivisit aresource
Your usual kerbsiderecyclable
materials will be accepted
Glass canbedropped off in the
Notaccepted fordrop-off at this
Re-useable household items/
Notaccepted fordrop-off at this
(batteries, appliances, etc)
Notaccepted fordrop-off at this
Shop is closed, no drop-offsat
Prepaid Council bags canbe
dropped off forfree. Ordinary
bagged rubbish will be weighed
Refuse pit is open
Paying at weighbridge
No cash transactions willbe
Residentsurged to be diligent as recycling quality dips
Cameras on collection trucks are
recording an increasing level of
rubbish in yellow recycling bins,
which could lead to whole truck
loads being rejected at sorting
Council contractors have reported
polystyrene, shredded paper, greenwaste
overthe past week.Recordingequipment
on the collection trucks is abletocapture
images andpinpointhousesthatthe bins
Infrastructure Services Group Manager
Neil McCann said the quality of recycling
had deteriorated during lockdown and if
it continued, it wasonly amatteroftime
before aloadwas rejected.
“Thingslikegrass clippings and shredded
paper are the worst asthey gothrough
whole loads asthe truck packs in more
material andthe material is tumbled."
The yellow recycling bin is for recycling
hard rigid plastic (grades 1, 2 and 5),
cardboard, newspaper, tins and metal
cans. All recycling must beclean of food
scrapsand loose, notbagged.Nolids are
The redrubbish bin is foreverything that
is notrecyclable, including household and
ceramics, crockery, porcelain and glass
and mustgointhe redbin.
Redand yellow bins arebeing emptied as
normal in Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia,
Hinds, Mayfield andMtSomers, and under
AlertLevel 3glass cannow be recycledin
green crates. Resourcerecovery parks are
also open,withlimited services.
At the end of July,about 1000 properties
in the district were being monitored
after receiving arecycling warning from
Council. Repeat offenders can have their
While recycling auditors are not on
the ground during lockdown checking
yellow bins prior torecycling and issuing
warnings, images from the collection
trucks can gotowards astrike against a
Prior to lockdown, contamination was
about 6per cent.Loads arerejectedat10
“Residents need to recycle correctly to
reduce the volume of non-recyclable
material contaminating kerbside
“Every load of contaminated recycling
rejected by sorting facilities costs
ratepayers as it then has to go to landfill.”
If you’re not sure what belongs in each
bin, check the list on Council’s website
We only accept hard plastic
containers/bottles marked either
NO soft scrunchable plastics.
Thursday,2September 2021 |ISSUE 44
Planning positively for
Parkingisonour plate at the
always getalotoffeedback on,
whenever changes aremade.
We will be consulting on adistrictwideparking
strategy and aparking
management plan forthe town centre;
both aredesigned to strikeabalance
between parkingclose to whereyou
want to be and encouraging more
pedestrians to move aboutinour
nearly-finishednew town centre.
provide alot of accurate information
oncetheyare up and running but we
to both businesses and customersin
CBDworkresumes, no vehicles on EastSt
Contractors resumed work in
Ashburton’s central business
area (CBD) at one minute past
midnight on Wednesday morning
(1 September) to make up time lost
in covid Alert Level4.
East Street will be closed to all through
traffic from just south ofMoore Street to
Line Civil crews will work day and night
shifts to dig outand reform the road on the
Work on footpaths will start Wednesday
morning between Tancred and Burnett
Streets, with ramps provided to those
businesses thatare operating.
Pedestrian access around the CBD will
remain atall times and the West Street
carpark is accessible via railway and
Work on the East Street/Moore Street
intersection also resumes in Alert Level
3, with paving to be laid this week and
asphaltic concreting on Monday 6
September. The new traffic signals will
Someofthe changes arebecause
requirementfor developersto provide
parking in an urban setting -itisaimed
at residential apartmentliving but the
changewas also an opportunityfor
us to updateour current strategy and
The CBD revitalisation has resultedin
the loss of somecar parks butCouncil
wantstocreate more parking and has
put aside moneyinthe Long Term Plan
to do so.
One of the ideas is to create asecond
WestStreetcarpark on KiwiRail land
The changing waywemove about
means we mustalso think about
making spacetocharge e-bikes,
then be installed andcommissioned.
The CBD work is part of a$15 million
revitalisation project for Council and
Infrastructure Services Group Manager
Neil McCann said contractors were
working hard toget the East and Moore
streets intersectionopen again as soon as
“Unfortunately Alert Level 4has resulted
in atwo-weekdelay,which has altered the
programme of works. Tru-Line will have
extra crews working day and night todo
as much ofthe work as possible during
level 3tocause the least interruption as
scooters and vehicles; lock-up cagesfor
bikes andplenty of signstelling people
where theycan park while theydotheir
Whileconsidering the numberofcar
parks,not only inthe CBD but in the
wider inner town area,wemustthink
about development in the futurethat
future, there mightalsobeparking
management plans forother towns,
We look forwardtoyour feedback
when these documentsgoout for
possible to businesses.
“Weall want the work to be finished by the
With East Street closed, Tancred Street
will also be temporarily closed to through
traffic for atleast this week. Pedestrian
Burnett Street remains open, though
vehicles cannot exit via East Street. They
will be diverted down the alley beside
See the full projectupdate on the Council's
forthe Mayfloodevent has officially
closed, having distributed $86,000
to helpinthe aftermathofthe onein-200
Ashburton District Mayor Neil Brown
said $86,000 had been distributed to36
deserving families and organisations
seeking some relieffundingastheydealt
with the aftermathand clean-up from the
“Being able to support our most
affected residents with asmall financial
contribution is great.
to fix all the problems our most affected
residents faced, this funding enabled
recipientstopay bills, getoffthe farm for
afew nights, orbring in specialised help
to deal with some immediate issues, like
“We were also pleased to be able to
support the local Rural Women who have
been doing anexcellent job of ensuring
our affected residents were cared for
through regular meal deliveries.
“We also acknowledged the impact
the flood had on local community
infrastructure like walking and cycling
trails, so provided some seed funding for
flood recovery to the Mountain Biking
Ashburton club, Ashburton Motorcycle
can get on and repair what are valuable
Mayor Brown thanked all those who
donated to the Mayoral Relief Fund
following the flood.
“Weliveinagreat community thatrallies
around thoseinneed at times of crisis,”he
The distributed funding came from the
Mayoral Relief Fund from NEMA($58,000),
ADC Give-a-little page $8,000, and donated
funds of $20,000, and funding decisions
were made by the ExecutiveCommitteeof
Pursuant to theTransport (Vehicular
Traffic Road Closure)Regulations 1965,
noticeisherebygiven that forthe
purposeofallowing Enduranz Events
to hold the Mission Mt SomersRace
the following roads will be closed to
ordinaryvehicular traffic (with the
exception of emergencyvehicles) forthe
• SYMESROAD,for thewhole length
Period of Closure: From 5.30am until
3.30pm on Saturday, 30 October2021.
It will be an offence underthe above
regulations forany person otherwise
than under authorityofanauthorised
permit to usethe roads forordinary
vehicular traffic during the period of
Meetings areheld in the Council
TheMethven CommunityBoard meeting
scheduled forMonday6September has
been postponed duetothe Alert Level
3restrictions.The meeting hasbeen
10.30am in theMtHuttMemorial Hall.
Wednesday 22 September,9.30am.
Audit &Risk Committee
Wednesday 22 September,1.30pm.
The Mt SomersCommunityis
tea on Sunday12September, to
see the Provincial GrowthFund
and Earthquake Strengthening
Renovation of theMtSomers
Light refreshments will be provided.
If needed duetoCOVID-19restrictions,
postponement date is Sunday10October2021.
5Baring Square West
Mon,Tue, Wed&Fri8.30am-5pm, Thursday 9am -5pm
180 Havelock Street,Ashburton 7700
Mon -Fri 9am-8pm, Sat10am -1pm, Sun 1pm -4pm
20 River Terrace
Mon -Fri 6am -9pm, Sat&Sun 7am-7pm
10am-4pm daily. Closed PublicHolidays.
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14 Ashburton Courier, September 2, 2021
Grieving in lockdown
Losing aloved one is hard
enough, but when it happens
during lockdown the normal
grieving process is not
While funeral directors are
an essential service, under the
Alert Level 4families could
not gather together and say
Paterson’s Funeral Services
manager Barry Hayman said
guidelines to be followed were
set by the Ministry of Health
(MOH), can mean losing any
In lockdown, directors were
limited to phoning the family.
‘‘We had to phone the family
rather than sitting with them,
which is more challenging
because you can’t interact.
‘‘It’s not personal like it
would normally be,’’ he said.
Under Alert Level 3,
numbers at afuneral are
limited to 10 people.
‘‘It is very difficult for
people who are grieving, we
feel awkward because we can't
provide the service we would
normally provide to families,
we have to do it in atotally
One such option wasthe
the deceased; anecessity for
Be from the same bubble as the
Wear masks inside the funeral
home and maintain physical
No touching the deceased
Not have symptoms of Covid
Not be waiting for aCovid19
Not required to be in isolation
‘‘You only getone chance to
say goodbye and at the
being taken awayfrom
families,’’ he said.
he was acutely aware of the
covid and had petitioned
government for change.
documentstothe MOH about
the change to Alert Level 3,
families have some certainty
about whattheycan or cannot
It hadbeendeemed a
success with changes
allow forfamily viewing at a
duringAlert Level 4, but only
if they are in thesame
directors,” Mr Moger said,
our proposal except for one.
‘‘There is arequirement that
the funeral director
supervisingthe viewing must
be fully vaccinated.
becausewhen we asked for
vaccination programme for
funeraldirectors as an
essentialservice earlier this
year, we were denied.”
The Funeral Directors
Government foraccess to the
funeraldirectors in March
2021but were deniedbythe
community transmission as
the reasonand thefact that
funeraldirectors were not
deemed to be an essential
“This means that the
number of funeral directors
availablethat arenow fully
vaccinated is limited,and we
are trying to assesswhat
impact that delay will have.”
“We do believe thatour
as an essentialhealthservice
and that if they were, this
problem would not have
Ted had afew activities for passing children.
Ted keeps busy
Alarge furry feature of last
year’s lockdownhas made a
reappearance on McKenzie
Street in Geraldine.
Ted, alifesize teddy bear,
kept the neighbourhood
entertained duringthe 2020
outside Andorra Motel.
He hasreturned againthis
Andorra Motel owner Sally
Millar tookTed along to her
covidtest, and since then he
has beenback in action every
Sally said many people
contacted her at the start of
lockdown askingifTed would
‘‘Kidslove him,but oldies
also love him,they all comment,
you can actually hear people
talk to Tedit’s really funny.’’
Last lockdown people would
leavenotes and even money for
Ted which was donated to other
Tedhas been abusy bear this
time around, each day he can
be seen doing avariety of
things, including fixingacar,
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Ted having his covid test.
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Take advantage to sow on fine days
loosening of the surface soil
helpsall crops, enabling air
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upper layersofthe soil.
now on, afew at atime, to keep
thosesown wherethey areto
mature.Thin the seedlings so
produce ahighly developed
root system. Liquidmanure
Rhubarb will be starting to
sprout but leavetheearlystalks
to mature and waterthe bed
well in dry weather.
Watch any early potatoesnow
areaswhere frosts might still
occur. Cover withpea strawor
hoe up some soil over them and,
mound them up. This month,
maincrop potatoes canbesown
experience dry summers.
andweed thebed when soil
Plant pansiesand violas.
Regularly remove faded
flowers and seed pods to
prolong theflowering displays,
apractice alsoinvaluable with
Rhubarb will start to sprout but leave early stalks to mature.
other annuals and perennials,
such as dahlias, sweet peas,
Dahliasleft in the soil during
winter canbelifted and divided
for replanting during the next
fourweeks. Lift clumps of
tuberswith afork and, witha
sharp knife,remove individual
tubers, ensuring eachhas a
large pieceofstem (neck)with a
add plenty of compost or wellrottedstablemanure.
Addlime, at the rate of 100g a
square metre, andreplant the
tuberswith the growth bud
(eye) about5cm below the
Plants suitable for damp
spots in the garden include
Astilbe, globe flower (Trollius),
(Meconopsis), perennial phlox,
primulas, japonica, leopards
bane (Doronicum), Anemone
japonica, lilyofthe valley,
Solomons seal, hellebores and
Roses should have been
should be done as soon as
possible or floweringwill be
late and bloomsdisappointing.
Theseason for planting
tomatoesunder glass is almost
Unless youhavethe luxury of
aheated glasshouse or asunny
overnight, do notbeinahurry
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Modern tomatoes come in two
types, bush (determinate) and
Determinate varieties, such
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They stop growing when fruit
sets on the terminal or top bud,
ripen alltheir cropatornear
twoweek period), then die.
length throughout theseason
andincludemany ofthe smallfruited
Whatever type you choose, if
buying plants, look for sturdy
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Hampstead pupils busy at home
Hampstead School pupils have
feedbackand fun photos of
While some have been
sewing on cushions, making
and going forwalks, others
have been painting, reading,
of an impressivebirthday cake
made forher dadand Riley
Martin read to his
grandmother via an online
connection on his iPad.
Colton,Tayla and Skylah
Jensen enjoyed ajumpsession
and Will Broker madehis own
Great Wall of China from
Hampstead School principal
Peter Melrosesaid pupils had
school dojos andwereinvited
to post up how they were going.
Learning hard packs in stock
from last year hadbeengiven
out to some pupils and new
packs were arriving soon.
Children were being
encouraged to watch Home
Learning TV, which had
recently started up again.
Lockdown was amatter of
staying in contact,keeping
familiesup to date and
keeping children occupied and
productive at home, Mr
Children were being
encouraged to read and to read
to otherfamily membersand to
enjoy time as afamily.
Under Level 3students and
Riley Martin reads abook to to his gran via his iPad.
Will Broker with his building block project.
pupils around the district are
with limited options at schools
for children, agedunder14, of
essential workers withno
other at homeoptions.
Paige Walker with abirthday
cake made for her dad.
Jump jammers Colton, Tayla
and Skylah Jensen in action.
Library running competition to find
best community lockdown stories
AshburtonLibrary wants to
knowhow the 2021 lockdown is
goingand has acompetition
running to findthe best stories
usingwords or art.
TheLiving in Lockdown
competition was about finding
experiences, said council
It is opentoall agesand
there willbeprizes in fourage
Entries need to be submitted
by 5pm on September 10 with
winners to be announced on
Writingcan be shared ina
short story, article or poem and
drawings should illustratea
landscape of lockdownlifeand
important aspects of lockdown.
Creative pieces like acollage,
or lockdownart arealso
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groups: 8years and under, 9
12 years, 13 –16yearsand 17
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submittedwith your full name,
age group, title of piece, and a
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is not apiece of writing.Email
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Entrieswill be publishedon
the library's Facebookand
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thatinvolves customer contact.
Useyour covid tracerapp or signin
to record yourmovements.Keep 2
metres apartfrom people you do not
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controlled environments such as
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work or connect withclose family.
Gatherings of up to 10 people can
go ahead for weddings and
If your businessrequires close
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Locatedinthe ever popular Baker Street in centralAllenton,this
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for hospital chairs
Agenerous donation from
Ashburton brothersAlan and
Bob Johnston has supported an
initiative by Maia Health
specialist lieflat chairs at
The farmingbrothers are
and their support for the
project has funded the
purchase of two chairs that will
now go to the community
maternity unit at Ashburton
The fundraising drive by Maia
was launchedinJuly and
surpassed the original target of
$44,000needed to purchase 20
specialist chairs for maternity
services on Level Five at
More than $65,000 was raised
in one month and 30 specialist
chairs will now be purchased.
The chairs willprovide a
comfortable place for asupport
mother and baby.
Currently support peopleare
welcome to stay at Christchurch
Women’s Hospital but sleep on
avinyl mattress on the floor or
in an uncomfortablechair.
One of the 30 chairs will go
directly to Kaikoura Health
Due to lockdownweare
unable to play in Levels3and 4
so as aresult we havenot been
meeting for the last coupleof
weeks and quite afew of our
upcoming tournaments have
beencancelled or postponed.
Wewereable to playin
Round Oneofthe Interclub
before lockdown wherethe
doubles forour 7memberswho
played.Atleast it didn’t rain as
Round Two on 31 August has
on Round Threeon9
September is still to be made
depending on thecovid level.
Wehaveour fingers crossed
to be abletohold our Club
SinglesCompetition on 12
September,and to hostLochlea
at ourClub on 15 September.
Whenweare up and running
again we would welcome youto
watch any of ourtournaments,
and to attendorjoin our
friendlyclub games on each
at 1.30at115 Racecourse Road.
Boules are available foryou
to playand to learnabout the
Ourfirstspeakers were the
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Alan and Bob Johnston
Centre Birthing Unit thankstoa
generous donation from
Another chair will go to the
Garden Room,aspecial room at
Christchurch Women’s Hospital
wheremothers deliver babies
that have diedinutero.
Mia Health Foundation
fundraising and marketing
manager Anna Galvan said the
achair, it was about bringing
families together at the most
vital time andsupporting
dedicated maternity services.
regularly (daily)for strange
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Our mainspeakerwas Dr
Dianne Young whospent 15
years in Malawi working as a
missionary doctor. Malawi,
population about18million, is a
landlockedcountry in south
east by LakeMalawi. The
population is young witha
median age of 16 compared to 36
in NZ.The capitalLilongwehas
Dr Youngworked at the
African BibleCollege medical
staffwere clinicalofficers with
threeyears of formaltraining
and very strong practical skills
inanarrowerarea of medicine.
The clinic treated private
subsidise the community
patients. Malnutrition, HIV/
AIDSand malaria are big
challenges. Malaria canbe
treated if diagnosed early.
Malawi is apoorcountry and
statistics to highlight the
differencesbetween NZ and
Malawi. Perhaps the most
striking is that NZ has 317
doctorsper 100,000 people
while Malawi has two. Maize is
the staple food, the womenhand
strip the dried kernels fromthe
cob and take them to the local
maize mill for grinding.
Meat, usually goat, is seldom
economically important but are
now in decline.
Meetings second Tuesdayof
month,Senior Centre 206
CameronSt, 9.30 am. Visitors
welcome. PhoneJoe 0274339
018 or email
03 308 9516
URGENT CARE CLINIC
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111
Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal
hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,
to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou
free health advice on what to do or where to go if you
If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any
GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.
All non-residents and visa holders please bring your
New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.
TheAshburton Duty Practice for...
Saturday4th September is
ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,Ashburton
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.
Sunday5th September is
ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,Ashburton
Consultations will be by appointmentonly.
To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.
Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the
weekend and public holidays please telephone
MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105
or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.
Details foraccessing the afterhoursservices will be
on the answer phone.
East Street will be open on ...
Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm
Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm
At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open
normal trading hours during the week,and on
Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice
Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116
CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755
Exhibition and Festival 2021
THE GREAT NZ/AOTEAROA
FAKES AND FORGERIES
EXHIBITION AND FESTIVAL 2021
It is time to dig out your Artists'
materials and get creating your
Artworks and Masterpieces for a
prize pool of over $1000+ in
CASH and other goodies at an
established day of fun events and
Art exhibitions. Mark October 23,
2021 in your diaries Now!
for more details.
Small LPG cylinders
Off Street Parking
Arthur Cates Ltd
26 McNally Street
Ph 308 5397
Riverside Industrial Estate
17 Grey St,Ashburton
Phone 307 2707
Phone 308 7664
Bruce McIlroy Limited
Tel: 03 3087282•E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 308 7664
199 Burnett Street
$140 PER CORD
C.O.D. in town
Malcolm McDowell Rd
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
HOSPICE Mid-Canterbury -
Here when you need us. If
you or someone you care
about has a life limiting
illness, phone 307 8387 or
027 227 8387
‘Free of Charge’
Ideal as an extra
double glazed forwarmth.
Large 4.2m x2.4m
Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.
Visit our displaycabin
418WestStreet or callfor a
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STORAGE available, Ashburton.
Self storage, variety
of sizes. Phone Rainbow
Storage 03 307 0401 or
phone/text 021 554 570
STORAGE: Secure self storage
units available, long or
short term. Ashburton Storage
Facilities. Contact us
on 0274 362 636 or www.
body’s own natural
Pain relief/Speeds recovery
from illness, injury and surgery.
•Noneedles/safe for all ages
•Home visits on request
Ph 308 6951
Wakanui School is likely to have 7places forOut of
Zone enrolments in 2022 forNew Entrants and 5
places foreach of Years 3, 4, 5and 6.
Application enquiries can be madebyemailingthe
school email@example.com whereby
youwill be forwarded theappropriate documents
to be returned by the 23 September 2021 deadline.
AllInZoneapplicationsshould also be made by this
date to assist in determining the exactnumber of
If OutofZone applications exceed the number of
places,aballot will be required.This will takeplace
on 30 September.
Wakanui School operates aCohortEntry Policy.
Therewill be 8entry points fornew entrantswho
have had their 5th birthday:
31 January 14March 2May 7June
25 July 29 August 17 October 21 November
Forenquiries regarding either the Enrolment
Scheme or CohortEntry,please contactthe school
PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs
&maintenance. Kerrick hot &cold waterblasters &industrial vacuum cleaners.
Esseti welders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.
Locally owned &operated family business for 68 years
South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147
Email firstname.lastname@example.org FREEPHONE 0800 452 522
E- email@example.com 519 East Street,Ashburton
P-(03) 307 2409 Anytime 24/7
-Alarm Response and Patrols
-Alarm and CCTV Installation
-Alarm and CCTV Servicing
Father’s Day vouchers in-storefor the hardtobuy for!
-Data and Networking
- Fire Extinguishers
- Key Cutting
Ashburton’sonly100%locally owned and operatedsecuritycompany
BUSINESS FOR SALE
Nowisthe time to dig in our topqualitymushroom
compost to your vegetable garden. Ideal to replenish nutrients
used by previous crops and improvethe soil structure.
It also adds beneficial micro-organisms to thetired soil.
$50 per cubic metreor$10 bag.
Freedelivery within town boundary.
Open 6daysaweek at our Tinwald yard,
208 Maronan Road. Phone 021 129 8936 or 03 308 3331
BUSINESS FOR SALE
Do youwanttocontrol your ownfuture?
My well established lawn and
garden business is forsale.
Genuine enquiries to 027 206 0503
111 PIECE 1/4" &1/2"
90T METRIC &SAE
Check out all this qualityand
exclusiveset has to offer!
Dr Christopher McGrath
PhD(Otago), MSc, DO(UK)
musculoskeletal care for your pain
Consulting Osteopath, Ashburton
Appointments/contact through web site
021 0222 6378
October; White Herons,
Westland, November; Kaikoura
December; Transport, D.B.
B. accommodation. John &
Kathleen Lawler, Rakaia.
For details, bookings 03
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
PAUL’S Garden Nursery,
101 Harrison St, Ashburton.
14 varieties of seed
potatoes, seed yams and
farm fresh, free range eggs
available. Enquiries to Paul
027 278 1354. Open 7
PERMANENT material family
sized home wanted in
Ashburton. Open plan kitchen/dining/lounge,
four bedrooms or second
room, bathroom with
shower, bath and vanity,
separate or second toilet,
compliant logfire and/or
garage or single with extra
storage, fully fenced for
children and pets, up to 1 ⁄4
acre section. Price
Phone/Text 021 120 1927
Ashburton Courier, September 2, 2021
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L2D Driver Training
Teaching driving skills
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Allstages –beginner to full
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Afull time position has become available in our
Panel and Paintshop foraQualified Spray Painter.
• Good work ethics
• Have ahigh standardindetail and finish
• The abilitytoworkunsupervised
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• NZresidencyorvalid NZ work visa
Please send resume and coverletter to
Bus and Truck Body Work Ltd
PO Box51, Ashburton7740
Phone Keith on 0274 274 007 or 307 0378
Modern Multi Purpose Warehouse Ashburton
51 Robinson Street, Ashburton, Canterbury
Riverside Industrial Estate Ashburton
•488m² workshop •112m²receptionand 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 GSTand outgoings.
•53RobinsonStreet $2500 per month plus GST andoutgoings.
Available from 1stOctober
The 37th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
of the Ashburton Art Gallery Inc
will be held at the
Ashburton Art Gallery
on Thursday 16th September 2021
Guest speaker, artist Michael Armstrong
will join us for an Artist Talk.
Ashburton Art Gallery, 327 West Street
WANTED TO BUY
BOOKS, LP Records, C.D’s.
Phone 03 324 2999 and
Fotonews-Vol 1 No’s 1-9,
Vol 2No’s 1-5 plus No. 8.
To lady with 27 copies,
happy to pay same for No’s
3and 8only, please phone.
Also horse racing magazines,
1950-1970. Phone Darcy
03 348 1783.
WHAT better place for a
public notice than Ashburton’s
The Courier! Simply
clip the form for a run-on
advert like this or telephone
us on 308 7664 if you
require adisplay advertisement.
Seniorcare Geraldine Inc
(Waihi Lodge Care Centre)
If you enjoy working within a
friendly, warm and caring
team and have empathy for
the elderly, we welcome
For further information
please phone Tina, our
03 693 8131 or email:
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SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT
General Manager Position
Pluck’s Engineering Ltd isanagricultural engineering business based in Rakaia,
we arespecialists in farmmachinery.Have been in business since1966. With15
staff we manufacture and repair of alarge range of agricultural machinery as
well as producing asignificant range of dairyeffluentproducts,our products are
respectedand sold all throughout NZ.
This is an excellentopportunityfor an experienced and motivatedmanager with
experience inthe engineering/agricultural industry to join our team. Planning,
developing, and managing our business activities to achieve the desired
business strategy and financial performanceisthe overall objectiveofthe role.
Youwill also be involved in:
• Building strong relationships with Pluck’s key customers, proactively driving
the sales team’s performanceand customer serviceactivities
• Business planning and reporting, translating the company’sbusiness planand
goals into action
• Monitoringbusiness trends forfutureopportunities
• Improving operational systems, processes, and policies tosupport company
• Having astrategicfocus on revenue and on stock levels,ensuring thatpeople
and resourcesare available
• Overseeing and liaising with internal senior staff including, Production,
Technical, Projectmanagement,R&D,Sales and Admin.
• Managing and working withcompanyHR, IT and Financesupport services.
Youwill have proven management experience with atrack record of success
–preferably in the engineering/agricultural sector. You will have the ability to
communicate effectively and identify key result areas,aswell as howto achieve
thedesired results forthe company. And,importantly,you will have management
values thatmatchthoseofPluck’s Engineering:
High personal integrityand productivity
Please apply nowbyemailing Neil Pluck -firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dunstan Hospital, Clyde
Come andlive the dream in CentralOtago!
MondaytoFriday,8am to 4.30pm
We have an exciting opportunity for aregistered nurse
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interested inthis key leadership position for our Vincent
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secure arole immersed in the rural environment and show
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thatrural healthcare provides.
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Formoreinformation on this role andtoapply,please visit
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Come and live the dream in CentralOtago!
Various fixed term, part-timeand permanent
Dunstan Hospital is arural trust hospital based in
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healthcare experience ever.
We areofferingopportunities forregisterednurses to
join our wonderfulnursingteam in the acuteinpatient
area. Our ward comprises 24 beds, including a3bed
High Dependency Unit. Weprovide acute medical
care, trauma/emergencymedical care(no walk in ED)
rehabilitation and palliative care throughout the age
For more information or to apply, please visit our
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ROOF COATINGS: All roof
types, specializing in
Decramastic and Long Run
Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep
roofs not a problem. —
POTATOES; Nadine, Red
Rascall and Agria $1.25kg,
or pre-ordered 10kg bags
$10. Phone 03 308 3195 or
027 531 9103. 81 Elizabeth
mending and trouser hemming,
and curtain making. Call
Michelle on 027 352 7248.
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
BUILD work to do? Contact
Kiwi Building and Maintenance
Renovations, New builds.
Phone Cawte 027 418
CARPET Cleaning. Powerful
equipment and fast drying.
Upholstery, mats and rugs.
pruning, fertilising, projects
or general spruce ups? Call
Andrew at Spruce Gardens
to get the job done right.
027 765 2899 or 03 307
ator. Phone John Cameron
at Supersucker. 027 435
1042 or 308 1677
CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,
servicing Ashburton and
surrounding districts, $60
per chimney. Phone
Rodney on 03 324 2999
and leave amessage.
Includes full firebox inspection
and internal flue
camera inspection. An
inspection report can be
issued on completion. Call
Allan on 027 209 5026
COMPUTER Problems? For
prompt reliable computer
servicing and laser engraving,
contact Kelvin, KJB
Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot
Place, Ashburton. Phone
308 8989. SuperGold discount
COMPUTER repairs, sales,
training, setup wirelessnetworks,
cleanup. On-site day or
evening. Low fees. Call
Robin Johnstone, Networks
Firewalls and PC’s Ltd, 308
1440 or 027 768 4058
CONCRETE Services -
Driveways, paths, patios,
mowing edging. Decorative
Concrete Specialist operating
locally with 30 years
experience. No job too big
or small. Contactless service
offered. Phone Paul
021 152 1966.
DENTURES; Dr Peter
Rumping repairs existing
dentures and also provides
new dentures. Phone 027
DRIVEWAYS, Patios and
Paths, Plain Concrete, Coloured
Concrete or Exposed
Paveco, 13 Robinson
Street. 100% local. Phone
307 6466 for aquote.
ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,
service and maintenance,
WOF repairs, machining
and welding. Odd jobs a
speciality. Mobile workshop.
Can collect. Phone
Malcolm 0274 754 241.
FLY control and spider
proofing. For all your
domestic and industrial
pest control needs phone
AJ Kerr at Ashburton Pest
Control on 03 308 8147 or
027 432 5447
FURNITURE Removals. For
all your household removal
needs - urban, rural lifestyle,
office relocations -
call Nudges Furniture
Removals, phone 027 224
New or existing,
level 4finish, full skim
plaster or repairs
The Finishing Company
03 307 8870 2390665
Keys/locks, sliding and bifold
door roller repairs.
Mobile service. Call Nigel at
Doors and More. Ph 027
PAINTER for all your painting
needs. No job too small,
inside or outside. Professional
Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or
027 200 1619.
SUN Control Window Tinting:
Privacy, UV, glare, heat
control for homes, offices
and cars. Phone Craig
Rogers 307 6347, member
Master Tinters NZ. www.
TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV
block, glare, heat control,
safety, security, privacy,
frosting films, solar protective
window films. Free
quotes, 20 years local service.
Phone 0800 368 468
now, Bill Breukelaar, www.
0800 WIDE SPAN www.sheds.co.nz
We have everything for your home
•Roller Blinds •Shutters •Duette •Automation
Burnett Street,Ashburton l Phone (03) 308 5269 l www.redmonds.co.nz
QUALITY USED VEHICLES
auto, easy access,
• Cam chain
• Pushbutton start
• 1500cc, hybrid
• Cam chain
• 2400cc, petrol
• 8air bags
$11,995 $9,995 $10,995
WARRANTIESAA APPRAISEDFINANCEBIGGEST YARDBEST SELECTIONTRADE-INS
• Cam chain
• Easyclose doors
5 stars 6 stars
2012 TOYOTA AQUA,1500cc, hybrid,auto, cam chain, ABS,
76,000 kms........................................................................................................................... $11,995
2013 TOYOTA SPADE, 1500cc, ABS, air con, cam chain,
53,100 kms........................................................................................................................... $10,995
2013 TOYOTA AQUA S,1500cc, auto, 2wheel drive, ABS, reverse camera,
2008 TOYOTA MARK X, 2400cc, 7seater, ABS, air con, S/W,89,000kms....................$9,995
2013 TOYOTA RACTIS,1500cc, hatchback,ABS, air con, cam chain,
67,000 kms........................................................................................................................... $11,995
2007 TOYOTA RACTIS, 1300cc, auto, cam chain.................................................................$6,495
2010 MAZDAPREMACY, 2000cc, 7seats,auto, timing chain, 126,000kms............$9,995
2013 MAZDADEMIO13-SKYACTIVE,1300cc, air con, ABS,
cam chain, 96,600 kms......................................................................................................$9,995
2009 MAZDAAXELA SPORT20S,2000cc, auto, ABS, body kit, 81,000kms......... $12,995
2007 MAZDACX7, 2300cc, SUV,tiptronic,reverse camera, ABS, 67,000kms............... POA
2001 MITSUBISHIDION, 1500cc, hatchback,auto, ABS, air con..............................$4,995
2008 HONDACRV ZX, 2400cc, 2WD,ABS, cam chain, 105,000kms............................ $10,995
2008 HONDAFIT RS, 1500cc, auto, hatchback,alloys,53,000kms............................. $10,995
2013 HONDACRV, 2400cc, 4WD,ABS, cam chain, air con, 79,000kms ...................... $20,995
2012 SUBARU LEGACY,2500cc,auto, cruise control, ABS, 96,000kms................$11,995
2013 SUBARUOUTBACK, 2500cc, 4X4, cruise control,reversecamera,
2012 SUBARU IMPREZA SPORT, 2,000cc, auto, 5door, rear spoiler,
98,000 kms........................................................................................................................... $9,995
2013 NISSAN SYLPHY, 1800cc, petrol sedan, cam chain, ABS, 18,984kms ...........$11,995
2012 NISSANNOTE, 1200 cc,auto, skyblue, ABS,
2013 NISSAN SYLPHY, 1800cc, 4doorsedan, auto, ABS, air con, 48,000kms......$10,995
2016 NISSAN TIIDA,1200cc, auto, cam chain, autostop, ABS, 6,000 kms.......... $10,995
2012 NISSAN BLUEBIRD –1800cc, AA appraised,ABS, camchain,
43,000 kms........................................................................................................................ $10,995
2014 SUZUKI SWIFT XG, 1200cc, cam chain, rear spoiler,air con, 76,556kms .. $10,995
DUE TO ARRIVE
2007 HONDA INSPIRE
2013 TOYOTA COROLLAAXIO
-about our range of rental vehicles
Family,Sports, School or Social Trips
We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivans available.Cars and 3trucks forsmall or big
loads also available.
470 West Street, Ashburton
A/H Keith Drummond 0274 367 646