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Mitre10Mega Ashburton staff members Blair Simpson and operations manager Michelle Brown

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Love for the

great outdoors

Face coverings, covid

scanning and hand sanitising

havebecome the new norm

under tweakedAlertLevel2

covid restrictions.

Whileschoolsopened their

doors again to all students and

pupils from today,businesses

and organisations were still

coming to terms withthe new

covid Level2restrictions,and

heightened cautionaround

the Delta variant. TheSouth

Islandhas not had a

community case of covid since

lastyear,but officialsare

taking no chancesand have

added somerestrictions

under the loweredAlert Level

2status, including makingthe

wearingoffacecoverings in

publicindoorsspaces

mandatory(unlesseating),

andlimiting the number of

people indoorsatrestaurants,

cafes andevents to 50 people,

andoutdoors to 100 people.

Bookarama spokesperson

David Meadsaid the limitof

50 was notaviable option for

theannualevent, so

organisers had decided to

push thedate backhoping by

thetimeofthe newdate in

October, thedistrict would be

at Level 1whichwould allow

more people to attend.

The charityfundraiser was

traditionallyheldalongside

Ashburton’s BoulevardDay

andonSouth Canterbury

anniversaryday so drew alot

of people fromoutside the

district.

The new date for

Bookaramahad been set for

October18to23, Mr Mead

said.

Someboxes for book

collectionwere in place

already with othersset to be

delivered over thecoming

days.

The Alert Level changes

required somequick

adaptationfor those able to

open; which theydid last

week at Level 3. Homeware

andbuilding supplies

companyMitre 10 Mega

Ashburton were among the

businessesaroundthe district

whoquicklyadaptedtooffer a

clickand collect service

followingthe movefrom

lockdowntoLevel3.

Operationsmanager

Michelle Brown was‘front of

house’, alongside staff

member Blair Simpson and

others, providing customers

with click and collect orders,

whichhad beencoming in

thickand fast.

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Council consults on parking

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The community is to have its say on

parkingacross the district, and anew

parkingarea in the West Street

railwayreservetothe north of

Havelock Street is beinglined up to

providemore parking in the

Ashburton central business district.

Ashburton District Council has

adopted anew draft parking strategy

and is consulting with the community

on adraft Ashburton town centre

parkingmanagement plan.

If the communityagrees withthe

draft strategyand Ashburton plan,

the proposed new parking areaon

West streetcould provide between

100­130more parks.

The councilhas included $1.5

millioninYear 1ofthe Long Term

Plan, but the development of the

railwayreserveland between

Havelock Street and the pedestrian

overbridge is subject to approval

from both KiwiRail and NZ

Transport Agency.

The proposed parkingarea will be

laid out in asimilar way to the

existing West Street car park and will

accommodate all day parking.

There may be some changes to the

existing West Street car park time

restrictions to accommodate more

short term parking for town centre

visitors.

The draft parking strategy adopted

by councillors at last week’s council

meeting on Zoom, providesa

framework for managing the future

needs and demandsofdifferent

users.

The previous parking strategy for

the district was last updated in 2011.

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown said

now was achance for the public to

have their say on parking.

Asummary of the parkingstrategy

and draft Ashburtonplan would go

out for consultation and the public

would be asked anumber of

questions.

The proposednew parking area for downtown Ashburton is on railway

reserve land between Havelock Street andthe pedestrian overbridge running

between West and East streets.

PHOTO MICK JENSEN

Otherindividualparking

management plans could be

developed over time for locations

like Tinwald,Methvenand Rakaia, if

appropriate.

CouncillorAngus McKaysaid

council had agood history of

listening to people and he implored

peoplearound the district to have

their input.

AbleyConsultants were

commissioned by council to prepare

the new high level draft strategy.

The draft Ashburton parking plan

aims to support new streetscape

upgrades in the CBD, support and

improve the localeconomy and

encouragesmore environmentally

friendly formsoftransport like

walkingand cycling.

Otherconsiderations includethe

impactofthe relocationofthe

Ashburton library and civic centre

and planningto ensuring facilities

and infrastructure served an ageing

population.

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spaces in the Ashburton town centre

and council­operated off­street car

parkingareas includethe West

Street car park (144 all day spaces, 84

P120 spaces), 330 Burnett Street (36

all day spaces), 344 Burnett Street (32

all day spaces)and Cameron Street

car park (55 unmarked spaces).

The currentcouncil office on

BaringSquare West has 91 car park

spaces,but the new site on Baring

SquareEast will havejust 51.

The existingprivately owned

temporary paid car park at the

cornerofBurnett Street and Cass

Street (Eastfield) will eventually be

developed and has 70 pay and

displayspaces and about90leased

spaces.

Consultation on the draft parking

strategy and draftAshburtontown

centre parking managementplan

runs until October6.

Hearingsand deliberations are set

for October 21 and afinal strategy

and plan will be adoptedby

November 17.

Businesses adapt to alert levels

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Mitre 10 Ashburton staff

have been receiving,and

processing, more than 450

ordersadaythroughthe

company website or by

phone for collection, she

said.

‘‘We are doing our best,’’

operations manager

Michelle Brown said, with

staff in the drive­thru,in

store and at inwardgoods

catching up withproducts

and gettingthem out to

customersvia clickand

collect ordering.

The nationwide change

in covidrestrictionsto

Level 3, except for

Auckland, saw businesses

who couldoperate

contactless with their

customers underAlert

Level 3quickly adjusttheir

services.

Cafes and restaurants

steppedupwith some

giving options for online

ordering and home

delivery or providing

contactless pickup options.

Builders, roading

contractors, tradies,

bottlestores, stationery

outletsand VTNZ were

among those reopenedand

offering contactless

services.

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Annemarie Harvey has been

kept busy during lockdown

making face masks.

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Handmade facemasks prove popular

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Facemasks have been in high demand

this lockdown keeping Annemarie

Harvey, who makes masks from home,

busy at her sewing machine.

When Alert Level 4hit last month

Annemarie was inundated with orders

for her handmade masks peaking at

around 200­300 aday. She now has a

steady flow of orders averaging40per

day.

During lockdown 2020 Annemarie

started making afew masksfor friends

and word soon spread.

‘‘And from there everybody else

wanted masks, so that’s how it

started,’’ she said.

When not in lockdown Annemarie

works part­time at Cafe Time in

Tinwald, during lockdown mask

making takes up most of her time,

marketing and selling online during

the day and hitting the sewing

machine in the evenings.

She has come up against ahitch with

Facebook’s rules regarding facemask

sales.

‘‘Facebook restricts mask

advertising because people overseas

have been buying up facemasks from

shops then putting them on Facebook

at increased prices.

‘‘I have just tried to put them on the

local marketplace, sometimes they let

it go through, sometimes they don’t, it

is just hit and miss which makes it

really hard.’’

Annemarie wants her masks to be

affordable, pricing them at $5 each.

‘‘I’m not going crazy with the

pricing, some people sell masks for

$15­$20 each, Iaminanage group

where I’m thinking its better for

people to wear amask because if I

catch covid Icould die, so Imake it

affordable, and you need two, one to

wear one to wash.’’

The most suitable fabric for masks is

100% cotton, sourcing the best cotton

she can get form local shops or online,

she said.

‘‘The better the cotton the better it is

for breathing, Imake them double

layer with alittle pocket so people can

add afilter or just tissue paper if they

wanted that extra layer of protection.’’

Her maskscome in avariety of

patterns and colours, but the most

popularisstill plain black.

Facemasks can be ordered via

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Rock opera moves

The show maygoon, butitwon’t

be thisyear.That is themessage

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seeing thelocalproduction of

rockopera Jesus Christ

Superstar.

Organisers have madethe

decision to postponethe show

until nextyear because of covid

uncertainty. It was duetorun as

covid lockdown struck.

Showdirector Roger Farr

saidthe callwas the right one

under the current

circumstances.

‘‘Itwas just becoming to hard

to put on the showthisyear,so

we’ve madethe decision to

postpone.’’

Mr Farrsaid theshow, which

had abudgetof$120,000, and a

castof65, alive bandand many

volunteers, was stillnot a

certainty nextyear.

‘‘We’vestill go to reapply for

therightstoperform,fit in

dates at the event centreand

keep allofthe cast together.’’

If all of theboxesare ticked,

rehearsals couldstartinearly

Februarywith theshow to be

performedinMarch.

Mr Farr said it still remained

unclear what Alert Level 1

would look like.

There had been changes at

Level 2with the new Delta

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Passion for great outdoors

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Dean Rattray has missed his beloved

outdoors during lockdownand can’t

wait to get back fishingand hunting.

The Ryal Bush Transport

dispatcher learnt his fishing and

bird hunting skills from his dad and

has passed that knowledgeand

enthusiasm on to his own children.

‘‘There’s no betterfeeling than

being out and activeinthe freshair

and in beautiful scenery.

‘‘I’ve got apassion for the outdoors,

it’s as simple as that.’’

Beingable to put ‘‘tucker on the

table’’ was agood feeling,aswas

gettingyoungpeople awayfrom

watching the television or being on

devices, he said.

The passionfor the outdoors has

led Dean to the decisiontostand for

aspot on the Central South Island

Fish and Game Council.

He wants to do his bit to the protect

resourcesfor future generations,

including his own grandchildren.

There are 10 nominations for eight

positions on the council and the

region extends from the south bank

of the Rakaia River in the north,to

Moeraki in the south.

Deanwas optimistic about being

elected.

Dean Rattray with asalmon hooked

out the Rangitata River.

‘‘I’ve been an honoraryranger with

Fish and Gamefor the last six years

and I’ve been keeping an eye on Lake

Heron. Iunderstandthe issues and

the lay of the land.’’

Fish and Game Councilvoting

opensonSeptember 16 and closes on

October 12. The electionwill be

conductedbypostal and internet

voting.

Dean said the biggest challenge in

protecting the environment was to

get people to put aside their personal

views and to work as one.

‘‘We’vegot to do the right things.

Hunters and fisherman, Fish and

Game and the rural communityall

have to come together because we

know we needtoimprove water

quality and we all want that to

happen.’’

Aseasonal bag limit of two sea­run

salmon per anglerhad been

introduced this year in this region

and in North Canterbury year to

address the declining salmon

population,Dean said.

‘‘Fortyyears ago the limit was six

and therewas great salmon fishingin

the Ashburton River.’’

He said there was as still ahigh

number of duckstoshoot, but the

rural landscape of the district had

changed in recent years with the

development of dairying.

Lake Heron, Lake Coleridgeand

other high countryspots are

favourites with Deanand his family,

and he tried to get out hunting or

fishing mostweekends.

On October 1the river fishing

season opensand afew weeks later

those lakes will be adrawcard for

keen fishermen.

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Positive stories to

replace slogan

There will be no replacement

for the current district slogan

‘Whatever It Takes’ andinstead

positivestorytelling will be used

to market the district.

The old slogan has been

ridiculedbynational news

media in recentmonths and is

seen as outdated and

inappropriate for promoting

Mid Canterbury business and its

people.

Speaking at an Ashburton

District Council zoommeeting,

councillor Rodger Letham said

‘Whatever It Takes’ had no

valueand added nothing to the

gross domestic product of the

district.

The problem with slogans

werethatthey tired over time,

he said.

Councillor Leen Braam said

he was in favour in astorytelling

approach andhated the term

‘Ashvegas’ which was still used

in aderogatory way by someto

refer to Ashburton.

He was supported by

councillors Lynette Lovett and

John Falloon.

Mr Falloonsaid aslogan, like

adress, was‘‘only good as long

as it was fashionable’’.

Councillor Liz McMillan said

sheliked the idea of the

community coming up with its

own slogan ideas rather than

council deciding.

Mayor Neil Brown said there

wasnothingtostop the

community doingthat.

“Storytellingabout our

people, our businesses,our

activities,and our place in

general also has the ability to

make apositive impact,” he

said.

Fouroptionswere presented

to councillors; engaging a

strategic marketing companyto

developanew slogan, handing

the job over tocouncil staff,

developing aslogan with the

community and dispensing with

aslogan altogether.

The costofusingastrategic

marketing companyis

estimated at up to $150,000 and

there is no budget for it.

Councillor Carolyn Cameron

said she was ‘‘in between

motions’’ and did notwant to

justwalk away fromthe slogan

concept.

‘‘We can’t imposeour own

slogan on the community, but we

do need to endeavour to

improve the district’s image,’’

she said.

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New date set for

planting morning

Aplanting event and

celebrationat HarrisScientific

Reserveplannedfor September

12 has beenrescheduled and

will be held on September 27.

It has also been scaled down

because of Level 2restrictions

and numbers will be limited to

100. There will also be no

barbecue or speechesbecause

of restrictions.

The planting morning runs

from 9.30am until 11.30am

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Waste minimisation leader moves on

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The man who helped take

Ashburton District Council’s

(ADC)rubbish and recycling

servicefrom the dark ages and

into awaste minimisation

leaderhas moved on.

Council solid waste manager

Craig Goodwin has relocated to

the North Island to be closer to

family and leaves behind some

majorimprovements in rubbish

infrastructureand services.

When Mr Goodwin started

with council in 2014 rubbish

was collected in blackbags and

picked up by old green buses.

Resourcerecovery parks in

the district werereferred to as

“dumps’’ and were not as

orderedortidyasthey are now.

Todaystate of the art trucks

pick up rubbish and kerbside

recycling andclever technology

and an efficient wheelie bin

collection systemoperates.

Mr Goodwin said he enjoyed

his time in Ashburton and was

proud of what he and others

had beenable to achieve.

Recyclingvolumehad

increased 30 per centprior to

covid and glass volume by 55

per cent duringhis time.

Separating the previously

combined education and

collection contract had beena

positivemovethat had

improved engagementwith

service providers.

Mr Goodwinsaidhehad gone

through similar waste

minimisation changesineast

Waikato andhadcome to

Ashburton with that experience

behind him.

Long serving councillor and

former mayor Angus McKay

said Mr Goodwin haddone an

excellent job for council.

ADCnow led the way with

waste minimisationand did a

better job of it than most

councils aroundthe country.

“Craig Goodwin suggested

whatcouldbedonewith

rubbish andrecycling and after

counciltickedthings off, Craig

went about ensuring everything

was achieved.’’

Cr McKay said Mr Goodwin

was approachable and had

built up good relationshipswith

stakeholders.

Mr Goodwinalso managed

the Rakaiatoilet project

upgrade. He finishedwith ADC

last week and has taken up a

waste minimisationrole with

Kaipara District Council.

Craig Goodwin pictured when promoting the recycling of plastics numbered 1, 2and 5.

Covid connector

The ongoingCovid­19situation

is making life tough for some

people and the community

connector serviceisthere to

offerpractical support.

Safer Mid Canterbury

partnered with the Ministry of

SocialDevelopment to provide

the service.

It takes an activeapproach to

ensure people can access

information and services

acrossmultiple government

agencies and service providers.

Local co­ordinator JennyRae

can help peoplewho might be

facing challenges, including

unemployment, but also other

issues made worst by covid

suchas finding suitable

housing, training, mental

health challengesorneeding

support through atime of crisis.

The community connector

service ensures peopleare

accessingsupport and services

theyare entitled to, Mrs Rae

said.

“As part of getting backto

work or trainingfor

employmentpeoplemayneed

Jenny Rae

help from agenciesand

providers but maybeunsure

how to go about doing it.’’

Help canbe offered in areas

such as filling in forms, making

applications,appointment

booking and connecting people

to others whocan help them

further.

Contact Jenny Rae on 027 247

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Food forest idea grows

Arecent workshop in

Ashburtonhas developed

knowledge andenthusiasm for

the idea of foodforests.

The food forest concept

functions as ahealthy closedloopecosystemand

aims to

maximize the amountoffood

thatcan be grown in an area.

It mimics anatural forest,

withsimilar layers of plants

thatserve different roles in the

ecosystem.

The food forest builds soil

and accumulates nutrients,

self­fertilizes,self­mulches,

self­regulates and produces

food.Italso sequesters carbon,

supports pollinators and

protects andenhances

biodiversity.

The food forest workshop

was sponsored and organised

by Lesley Ottey, whoruns Eco

Educate and is contracted by

AshburtonDistrict Council to

deliverthe district’s water and

waste educationcontract.

Mrs Otteysaid 15 people

fromboth town andcountry

had attended the full day

Water and waste educator

Lesley Ottey is keen to see the

food forest concept expand in

Mid Canterbury.

workshop at theRiding for the

Disabled grounds and

feedbackhad beenvery

positive.

Gordyn Hamblyn from the

KaiapoiFood Forest has been

the facilitator andhad spoken

about the concept andhis

involvement.

Kaiapoi was agood example

of people coming together

after the earthquakesand

working on developing a

reservewhere food, vegetables

and medicinal plantscouldbe

grown forthe benefit of the

community, she said.

‘‘Foodforests bring people

together and through that

connectioncomesinspiration

and education, which in turn

bringsresilience.’’

MrsOttey said food forests

could be developed on any

scale and depending on the

space available.

Shewas looking forward to

seeingthem develop across

the district.

To supportthat

development Mrs Ottey has

been able to pass on six apple

trees to Trott’s Garden,which

is eyeing up afuture

community garden. The trees

are from food resiliencegroup

Edible Canterbury.

Trott’s has also be given

cranberryand rosemary plants

and afig tree by Mrs Ottey.

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Business uncertainty

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The move to AlertLevel 2

has bought ameasure of

stability to local businesses,

but after weeks of beingin

Level4and 3someare still

on thebrink, business owner

Bob McDonald says.

Mr McDonald, ownerof

Health 2000, thought the

South Island had been

harshly treated withwhat he

calledunnecessarily high

alert levels.

‘‘We haven'thad acase

down here andhave had the

samerestrictions as

Auckland, we should have

gone to Level 3after thefirst

week, andweshould have

beeninLevel 2lastweek.

‘‘It is pretty shitty to be

fair, no­one makes money in

Level3it’s just really hard,

we’ve all beentold how bad

it is for the last monthso

people are quite nervous I

think.

‘‘Then thecouncil decide

to shut theroad down, that's

bloodyhandy,’’hesaid.

Mr McDonald feels for his

fellow business owners

particularly the hospitality

industry.

‘‘The hospitality guys are

the onesIamconcernedfor,

they have at least another

twoweeks,even Level 2is

really hard work for them, in

Level 2for us it pretty much

business as usual, there is

still contact tracing, but

people canget around.’’

CanterburyEmployers'

Chamber of Commerce

(CECC) chiefexecutive

Leeann Watson said

lockdownimpacted

businesses in different ways

depending on the sector.

‘‘Manybusinesses can

operate remotely, although

getting teams to operate

remotely has its fair share of

challenges, we’ve doneit

quite alot in the last decade

in Canterbury with the

various criseswehave faced,

so businesses are pretty

good at setting their team up

quickly andbeingagile.

‘‘We have to acknowledge

there are plentyof

businesses that can’twork

from homelike

manufacturing and

hospitality, they are the ones

who are most impacted

during lockdown,’’ Ms

Watson said.

TheCECCrun acovid

business help line which

hadreceived over 1200calls

this lockdown.

‘‘A lot of calls are around

whatcan we do at Alert

Level 3, who’s an essential

business etc.’’

Ms Watsonsaid itwasn't

necessarily lackof

informationthatprompted

calls from businessowners,

it was more they wantedto

talk to someoneabout their

particularsituation.

‘‘When people go into a

crisis youcan have allthe

informationout there, but

people want to pick up the

phone and speak to a

human.

‘‘Ithink that is avital role

thatweprovide.’’

As wellasthe helpline the

CECC runwebinar’s for

businesses,the firston

financialsupporthad 2220

peopleregisterwithin24

hours.

‘‘That gives you an

indication of the thirst for

knowledge around this.’’

The lightatthe end of the

tunnel is the hopethatthere

willbearepeatofthe

buying surge that happened

when the 2020lockdown

lifted.

‘‘Youget thatpent­up

demandwhere people

haven't been abletobuy

things, combinedwith the

strong push tobuy local,that

will offsetsome of the pain

of not being abletotrade.’’

The CECC covidhelpline

is 0800 5050 96.

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The knitters,who included residents,

staff andfamilymembers, recently handed

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manager Donna Collins.

PrincesCourt Lifecare manager Lorraine

Bryansaidthe knittinginitiative came from

Rae Willemse, oneofthe carers at Princes

Court, who thought it avery deserving

cause.

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residentsand their family members who

alsocontributedwithdonations of wooland

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Mrs Collinssaid the items wouldgoto

familiesinneed.

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wonderful donation,” shesaid.

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Skifield reopens

Level 2has meantMtHuttand

other skifields can open for

the last few weeks of the ski

season, albeit with

restrictions.

At Mt Hutt, all facilities were

reopened fromyesterday with

physicaldistancing and

capacity limitations in the

cafes and restaurants.

Skifield ownerNZSki

welcomed thechange in alert

levels with NZSki chief

executive officer Paul

Anderson pleased all regions

outside of Auckland had

moved to Level2and that

people,businesses and

schoolscould returntoasense

of normality.

“The past fewweeks have

been challenging foreveryone

throughout New Zealand, and

we look forward to being able

to welcome people back to the

snow this week,” he said.

Work to prepare Mt Hutt and

other NZSki mountains,

Coronet Peak and The

Remarkables had been able to

begin under Level3.

All threemountainshad

introducedascanning

‘gateway’onthe access road

whereguests were required to

scan in using the Covid Tracer

App on their way up.

More information on covid

restrictions are available on

the mthutt.co.nz website.

Community trust

assets top $60m

The netassetsofthe Community

Trust of Mid&South

Canterbury topped the $60

million mark for the first timein

its historyand its investment

portfolio rose 15.99percent

over the pastyear.

Net assets were up 18.9 per

cent to $62.02m and investments

were$56.49 million for the year

ended March 2021.

Community Trust of Mid &

South Canterbury chair Nathan

Millssaid the best thingabout

being involvedwith the trust

was seeinghow communities

rallied aroundeach other when

supportwas needed.

‘‘And in turn we getan

opportunity to play apartin

those programmes by way of

providing financialassistance,’’

he said.

Totalgrants for the year were

$2.43mand in line with the

trust’s intentions ofoffering

increased ongoing support

because of covid.

The trust will hold its annual

public meeting on October 11 at

Sopheze on the Bay,Timaru.

The trust’s full financial reports

can be viewed onlineat

comtrust.org.nz

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Dunk It For Plunket event

Rakaia Plunket is hosting a

Dunk it for Plunket morning

tea event.

The event, supportedby

Arnott’s biscuits, is a

nationwide fundraiser to help

support theorganisation. It is

partofthe Raise aBundle

promotion to help raise $6

million neededannually to

provide Plunket’s community

services to familiesacross

NewZealand.

PlunketMid Canterbury

communitysupport coordinator

Sue­AnnCarr said

plans were in place for a

morning tea at Rakaia Plunket

rooms, on Elizabeth Street, on

September 23 from 10am.

It’s achance for peopleto

meet up with others for a

cuppa andmakeadonation to

the organisation,she said.

Althoughpeoplecould donate

onlineat‘www.raiseabundle.

org.nz/fundraisers/suecarr’at

any time.

‘‘We’ve aimedat$500but ...

we know how toughitis(out

there) ... but you just don’t

know, people are still

generous and still thinkof

others.

Plunket mums and bubs get together regularly for connection

and support at morning tea sessions around the district.

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‘‘Everylittle bit helps,’’ she

said.

TheMid Canterbury group

was also selling natural fruit

bars through their Facebook

page to support their work

helping babies and families in

the district.

MrsCarrsaid the go­ahead of

the morning tea events

nationwide would depend on

whether covid restrictions

were still inplace andthe final

decisions fromnational office.

Rainbow youth group

BASE Youth Centre ishosting

afortnightly Rainbow youth

group. Run in partnership by

Qtopia, the YMCA and BASE,

the social group is aimed at

those from 12­24 years is for the

whole LGBTQIA+community.

Some weeks an event or

activity will be planned.

Gatherings are held on the first

and third Wednesdays of the

month and run from 6pm until

7.30pm atBASE. More

information on the Rainbow

Youth Ashburton Facebook

page.

It mayend up being an

virtual morning tea, depending

on the nationaldecision, Mrs

Carr said.

The Rakaia Plunket group,

which has around dozen

mothers who get together for

chat groups when they can,

every 2ndand 4thThursday of

the month, from 10am ­12pm.

Anyonecan attend the Dunk

it for Plunket morningtea, or

can donate to the fundraising

page.

Bird date

TheAshburton BirdClub’s

birdand accessoriessale has

beenrescheduledto

September 18,not

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LETTER TO EDITOR

The (Three Waters)policy

direction government is

intendingtoimplement is an

absolutedisaster and mustbe

stopped.

Figures presented by govt

sources fora30­year timeframe

are irresponsible.

To promote that fourstateowned

entities for NZ will

achievehighqualityoutcomes

in themanagement and service

delivery ofdrinking water,

waste water and stormwater at

one quarter of the costthat the

present local administration

can achieveisabsolutely

diabolical, and will notstand

up to credible accountability.

Councilswere giventhis

intendeddirection 12 months

ago,alongwithafinancial

carrot toencourage them to

abdicate their responsibility of

planning,managementand

service delivery of water

services.

Government is intending to

transfer locally owned assets to

thestate­ownedentities and

has offeredAshburtonDistrict

$16.75 million for theseassets.

This is adiabolicalinsult to

our community. It is worse than

thatitistheft.

In astatement fromthe

CanterburyMayoral Forum last

week, 10 mayors said they had

“serious concerns” about the

timeframeofthe reformsand

fear residents may nothave

timefor meaningful

engagement.

The Mayors have written to

the MinisterofLocal

Government (Nanaia Mahuta)

askingher topauseonthe

intended timeframe.

1. Council demonstrate some

leadership.

2. Water management is core

business of local government

(community).

3.Councilsortitout quickly

andcarry on withyour

responsibilitiesofplanning,

managing,servicedeliveryin

an efficient manner,

4.The challenge is ongoingfor

ourdistrict to maintain and

improve thehealth andquality

of our lifestyle.

5. If central government get

policy direction wrong it is

local government’s

responsibility along with

communitytocorrect it.

Consider thisbureaucratic

entity the governmentmay then

require arate of returnonthe

asset basethathad been stolen

fromthe community.

6. Past generations have

fought forlocal decision

making. That right mustbe

preserved.

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Births

BOSCH, Danielle and Du Toit

along with Quinn (5) and

Melinda (3) welcomed Johan

James Bosch on the 9th of

August. Special thanks to

Michelle Dolan-Scott and the

AshburtonMaternityteam.

Deaths

DEVEREUX, Irene Patricia,

on September 1st, 2021.

Peacefully at Radius

Millstream, Ashburton, aged

95 years. Much loved and

precious wife of the late

Stan. Loved and adored

mother and mother-in-law

of Tony and Sue, Eugene

and Joy, Kathryn and David,

Michelle and Hansi, Stephen

and Kendra, Vivienne and

Snow, Bernadine and Jack,

and Monique and Simon.

Dearly loved Nana’D’ of all

her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Messages to

the Devereux family c/- PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

Aprivate family service has

been held and aMemorial to

celebrate Irene’s life will be

held at alaterdate.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

Family Notices

Deaths

DEVEREUX, Irene Patricia

24-12-1925 -01-09-2021

Though your smiles have

gone forever

Andyour hands we cannot

touch

We havesomanywonderful

memories

Of our mumand nana we

lovedsomuch

Your memoryisour keepsake

With which we’llnever part

God hasyou in his keeping

We haveyou in our hearts

May the winds of heaven blow

softly

Andwhisper in your ear

Howmuchwelove and miss

you

Andwish that youwerehere

Dearly lovedand treasured

Mum, Nana, great

grandmother (Nana D) of

Vivand Snow, Kinnear and

Tennyson Horsburgh,

Chantelle and Damien Quinn

and Bella xxx

Family Notices

Enquiries phone

Mary,Jann or Karenon

308 7664

or call into

199 Burnett Street.

Complete

Local Care

Since 1982

Deaths

DIXEY,Lionel Albert (Jerry):

Suddenly on 4th September

2021 at Methvenaged 88.

Loving husband of the late

Iris. Father and father-in-law

to Paul and Denise.

Beloved Grandfather of Sarah

and Cory and Michael and

Hannah. Great grandfather

of Ivy.

A special friend and cousin

of the late Chris Britliff.

Our thanks to the doctors

and nurses at the Methven

Medical Centre and all the

wonderful staff at Methven

House.

Aprivate cremation has been

held. Iris and Jerry’s ashes

will be interned together at

Methven Cemetery in the

near future.

Iris and Jerry together again

forever.

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LOVETT, Betty Alice “Nanny

Betty”.Itiswith greatsadness

Bettypassedawaypeacefully

at Ashburton Hospital on

September 2nd, 2021, aged

90 years. Much loved and

adored mother and mother

-in-law ofKen and Carol, and

Sue and Barry. Grandmother

of Megan and Shannon, Abby

and Luke, Amy and Gemma.

Great-grandmother of Jye,

Jade, Chayse, Millie, Cooper,

Jett, Ruby-Rose, Harlow,

and Rivah. Great greatgrandmother

of Mahlia.

Messages to the Brown, and

Cawley family 67 Main Street,

Methven 7730. Many thanks

to Methven House for their

care and support ofBetty. A

private cremation has been

held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

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Deaths

McDOWELL, Regina

Margaret (Marg), on

September 5, 2021. Passed

away peacefully at Terrace

View Retirement Village,

Ashburton, aged 76 years.

Dearly loved wife ofthe late

‘Chic’. Much loved mother

and mother-in-law ofAaron

and Barbrin, Rachel and Marc,

and loved Grammy ofFreya.

A much loved sister, sisterin-law,

aunty, and friend to

many. Aspecial thank you

to the staff at Terrace View

for their loving care and

support ofMarg. Messages

to the McDowell family c/- P

OBox 472, Ashburton 7740.

Aprivate cremation has been

held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

Deaths

SMALL, Irvine Alexander

(Irvie) - On September 5,

2021. Peacefully at Ashburton

Hospital. In his 94th year.

Dearly loved husband of

Suzanne. Much loved father

and father in law ofCarolyn

and Duane Aberhart, Kelvin

and Jane, and Lisa and

Darren. Loved grandad of

Nicole, Joshua, Aleks, Kaleb

and Chloe. Messages tothe

familyofIrvine Small,P.O.Box

472, Ashburton 7740. Special

thanks to the staff of Radius

Millstream and Ashburton

Hospital for their love and

care ofIrvie. Aprivate family

service has been held and a

memorial servicewill be held

at alaterdate.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

SMITHERAM, Derek Ronald

– 10/9/1941 - 04/9/2021.

Left us to rest and join his

loved Marie. Father and

father-in-law of Judi, John

and Sylda, Debra and Glenn.

Granderek to Reilly and Gael,

Rosa Hayward; Mandy and

Robbie Reid, Rikki Smitheram

and Kerry Towns. Great-

Granderek to Georgina and

Emily Hayward, Olivia, Harry

and Lucas Reid, Savannah

and Charli Towns. Son of the

late Win and Lu Smitheram,

stepson of Grant Sherborne.

Brother and brother-inlaw

of Richard and Alison

Smitheram, Veronica and

the late Michael O’Reilly,

Bernadette and Kevin

Harkness and Anne and

Donald Hooper. Messages to

the Smitheram family c/- P

OBox 472, Ashburton 7740.

Due to Covid restrictions a

private service will be held.

For anyone wishing to view

the serviceonline go to www.

patersonsfunerals.co.nz,

’Funeral Notices ‘and click on

Derek’snoticefor the link.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 307 7433

Acknowledgement

PAGEY;KennethJames:Pam,

Julian, Bronwyn, Gene(uncle),

Joy (sister), Fiona, Bryce and

families, would like to thank

everyone whoattended Ken’s

funeral, for their love and

support during his illness (he

never quitegot used to being

asubstitutefor apin cushion).

Thank youalso to all who sent

us flowers,cards and baking.

Special thanks to the staff

at Ashburton Hospital for

their support and humour,

and Rev. Eric Mattock for his

guidance at“the end of the

line”. Please accept this as our

personal acknowledgement

to youall.

PITHIE, Kathleen Nora

(Kathie): Pam, Leanne,

Raewyn, Kelvyn and families

sincerely appreciate the

supportand kind expressions

of sympathy, flowers and

food following the sudden

passing of Kathie.

Your kindness is greatly

remembered.

Please accept this as a

personal thank you.

SMALL, Mary Gillian (Gill):

Mike and Andrea,Andrea and

Pete, Samantha, Olivia and

Jonty and the wider Small

and Johnston families would

like to thank everyone forthe

support and kindness given

to us on the sudden loss of

Gill on 7/8/21.

Sincerethanks forthe flowers,

cards, phone calls and food

received following the sad

loss of Gill.

Your kindness has been very

much appreciatedand please

accept this as a personal

acknowledgement.

In Memoriam

OAKLEY, Beverley Eleanor.

:23/12/1934-11-9-2017

Passed away four years ago.

Loving memories of you

todayand always

Foreverinour hearts,

Always in our thoughts.

Your loving family; husband

Murray,sons Allan, Warren

David and Peter, their wives

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Truck win

An Ashburton man had aFather’s Day to

remember after he scratched his way to a

brand new Ford Ranger on a‘Truckloads of

Ford Rangers’ Instant Kiwi ticket.

The man, who wishestoremain

anonymous, wasenjoying arelaxingSunday

morning complete with abig cooked

breakfast to celebrate Father’s Day when

the family gavehim his present.

“Not only did the kids cook breakfast, but

they gave me apair of newshoes so Iwas

feeling pretty spoilt. That’s when my wife

handed me acard, which had acouple of

Instant Kiwi scratchies tucked inside,” he

said.

“After lots of hugswith the kids, Isat down

to scratchthe tickets. The last ticket I

scratched wasthe Ford Ranger Instant Kiwi

–and when Igot to the very last line that I

noticed Ihad three Ford symbols on one

line.”

It was then thatthe Ashburton dad

realised just howmuchluckierhis Father’s

Day had become.

“I showed the scratchie to my wife right

away and asked her to double check it for me

–Ididn’t want to gettoo far ahead of myself.”

“Shesprung intoaction, openedupthe

Lotto NZ App on her phone and scanned the

ticket –all of asudden ‘MajorPrize Winner’

appeared on the screen. We were in

completedisbelief, so we bundled the kids

into the car and went straighttothe local

Lotto shop,” he said.

With his family waiting outside due to

social distancing rules, the man wentinside

and confirmed he really had won abrand

new Ford Ranger.

“Although we didn’t all go into the shop

together,myfamily couldsee me through the

door of the shop. When the Lotto operator

confirmed that my ticket was awinner, we

all started jumping up and down with

excitement–inside and outside the shop. It

was such acoolmoment,” he said.

He spent the rest of theday enjoying time

withhis wife and children, still buzzing on

the excitement of winning an Instant Kiwi

prize.

“I couldn’t believe my luck –Ican still

hardly believe it to be honest. It certainly

was aFather’s Day I’ll never forget!”

The winning $5 ‘Truckloads of Ford

Rangers’ Instant Kiwi ticket wassoldat

Allenton Foodmarket, in Ashburton.

Synlait changes

SynlaitMilkLimited (Synlait) has starteda

consultationprocesstoupdate its

organisational structure which will result in

job losses.

Proposedchanges were to align leadership

and resourcing aroundkey businessunits

(nutritionals,ingredients and liquids) and

remove‘‘unhelpful hierarchy from the

organisation’’.

The proposed structure would see Synlait’s

overallheadcount reduced by about15

percent and generate potentialannual

savings of about $10 to $12million.

Synlaitchief executiveofficer John Penno

saidSynlait has beenthroughalot of change

overthe last12months with someareasnow

overresourced, andsomeareas areunder

resourced.

‘‘Weneed to reviewand resetthe structure

of our business to match our currentgoalsto

be successful,”hesaid.

By aligning leadership andresourcing

aroundkey business units (nutritionals,

ingredients, andliquids) and removeany

unhelpful hierarchy fromthe organisation to

ensurestaffhave theinformation, resources,

and freedom to actasthey need to,todotheir

jobsevery day.

“As part of this, we are alsoonajourney to

transformour culture. We needtobuildteams

thatare workingtogether withclear roles and

responsibilities, andthe systemsneeded to

chase the growth we arelooking to achieve.

Thisisnot just acostout exercise, it is a

complete reset of how we operate as a

business.”

Synlaitwas discussing the proposed

changeswith impacted teammembersand

union representatives.

The consultation process willtake place

overthe nexttwo weeks.


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Brothers Lucas, left, and Carter Smithwith their

cupcake creation picture.

PHOTOSUPPLIED

Longbeach juniorZara Redwood is at one with nature in

her wearable art picture.

PHOTOSUPPLIED

HarrietWhite­Watertonissmelling nothing but

daffodils in her daffodil themed picture.

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Daffodil inspired art works from home

BrothersCarter and Lucas Smith’s

daffodilinspired cupcake creation saw

them named the senior and junior

winners, respectively, ofthe

Longbeach School daffodilday

lockdown competition.

It was acompetition which kept

pupils throughout the schoolbusy over

the past few weeks as theycame up

with picture ideas to show their

support for Daffodil Day. Among which

were edibledesigns, wearable designs

and wall hangings as they showed their

support for Daffodil Day.

The competition was instigated, and

judged, by student council chairperson

Milli Pottinger,ofYear 8.

It gave braggingrights to overall

seniorand junior winners andeach

age category with most creativeand

mostlifelike pictures.

Longbeach School Year 7/8 teacher

Harriett Sutton said Milli had

instigated theinitiative in the first

weekoflockdown,which was “an

excellent demonstration of her

leadership skills.

‘‘She organisedthis event

independentlyand demonstrated great

initiative to keep the school

communityinvolvedincelebrating

Daffodil Day, evenduring lockdown,”

she said.

The results were:overallsenior

competition won by Carter Smith,

junior competition byLucasSmith;

most creative senior Addison Griffiths,

junior Zara Redwood;most lifelike

senior Zander Etheridge,and junior

Harriet White­Waterton.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 29

9September 2021

Message From ThePrincipal

COVID Impacts

We on the Mainland areall hoping that, as youare

reading this,weare in Covid Level2(which,indeed,

we noware).

TheDelta variantshowedhow quickly it can spread,

as shown by the explosion of cases in Auckland. Our

authorities responded quickly and are determined

to stamp itout. Mybrother lives in Sydney and his

family is well aware ofthe disruption caused bya

Delta outbreak that wasn’t dealt with effectively.

However, all of New Zealand I think acknowledges that further disruptions

duetoCOVID arepossible.

AcknowledgementtoParents

CanIacknowledge the wisdom of our parents when we returned to Level

3, as we had no students attending College. Parents have done agreat

job of making alternativearrangements and, becausethe lockdownwas

laterinthe year than 2020, far fewerofour students are13years old.

PositiveSupportFor StudentAchievement

There have been acouple ofdecisions made that will have apositive

impactonstudent achievement.

The first of these is the one by School Sport NZwho made the call that

all regional and national sports tournaments are cancelled. This was a

decision supportedbythe West Coast-CanterburyPrincipals’Association.

In effect, this means thatwintersports have ceased in mostcodes.

Thesecond of these wasthe decision by NZQA to pushthe NCEAexternal

exams back by twoweeks.This will give our senior students fiveweeks in

Term Four beforethey facethesefinal exams.

Future-2023 and beyond

Looking well into our future, wehave made adecision in regards to the

structureofour Year 9and 10 classes in 2023 andbeyond.

Currently we have offered either the Innovation Model (of subjects

collaborating with each other) or the SingleSubjectModel (the traditional

silo subjectstructure).

However, there is increasing recognition that any future employment will

require creative problem-solvers who can collaborate and communicate

effectively with others.They also need to be resilient and entrepreneurial.

The traditional educational model is very good atimparting knowledge

but, of course, this is becoming less important with information being

available anytime and anywhere. With this change of emphasis in mind

then the Innovation Model isbetter able tooffer development ofthese

desired attributes.

Therewill,ofcourse,still be explicit teaching of subjectcontent,plusan

emphasis on literacyand numeracy.

Our changes mirror changes that all education systems are undertaking

or considering fortheir futures. Therehas beenanincreasing recognition

thatthe requirements forsuccess in the future willbedifferent. Therefore,

the traditional model of schooling based on the acquisition of knowledge

needs to change.

We,ofcourse,havebeenworking anddevelopingthe Innovation Model

for the last four years and weare comfortable that itismore suited to

equippingour graduatesfor adifferentfuture.

Thereare exciting timesahead.

Information

Ross Preece

Principal •Tumuaki

COVID Level2Arrangements:

Schools Re-opened Today

As advised by the Prime Minister, schools re-opened today at

Level2,Thursday 09 September,for face-to-facelearning.

TodayCollege is operating on Wednesday’stimetable,and is beginning

with Ako Class in Period 1asanopportunity for Ako teachers and

students to touch basefirst thing this morning.

Fridaywill run on Friday's timetable.

Keypoints for returningtoschool are:

Masks: As per the Government’s guidelines, masks are highly

recommended within schools, but are not mandatory.

Please, though, supply your ownmask.

Year 13 Students/Study Periods:

Year 13 students, during study periods, are required tobe

in the Library, Common Room or Classroom if they are on

College grounds. Otherwise they are required tosign out

and leave the campus.

Illness –Students Must,Please,StayatHome:

Level 2Guidelines are being followed. If your child has acold or is

unwell they should not be attending College.

Where astudentcomestoschool sick,beadvised wewill contactyou

to ask youtocollectthemfromCollege.

Important date changes:

Duetothe startofNCEA exams beingpushed backithas beendecided

to also move back the last day ofschool attendance for senior

studentsasfollows:

• Year 13 lastdayofschoolThursday 11 November

• Years11and 12 lastdayofschoolWednesday17November

Please note: these dates do not reflect when Prize-givings will be

held.Thesedates willbeconfirmed at alater time.

Year 9option subjects -will changeonTuesday 14 September.

AshCollWay Reports – will resume, for all stuents, onWednesday 22

September.

Information

NCEA and College Internal Exams –

Please Note Dates

NCEA External Exams

• End of Year external exams will now start two weeks later,

commencing Monday 22November and running through until

Tuesday14December.

• External Portfolios in Art, and Design and Visual communication

deadlineswill alsobepushedout by twoweeks.

Internal College Examinations–PushedBack OneWeek

These will now beheld from Monday 20September through to

Tuesday28September,inclusive, forYear11, 12 and 13 students.

Details have been emailedtofamilies.

ImportanceofIn-College Exams

These examinations aresignificant as not only arethey able to provide

students with averyaccurate gauge as to their current performance,but

the result may beused as evidence ofthe standard oftheir work should

they,for somereason, not be abletosit the NCEA examination laterinthe

year and therefore have to apply fora‘derived grade’.

This year we areoffering someEnglish classesthe opportunitytocomplete

theirexam online. They will alsohave apapercopyduring the examsand

can switch between the two mediums. This hopefully will also eliminate

the anxietyaround internet or batteryand powerfailure.

Events

Year 13 StudentVolunteer/Service Projects

As outlined in last week’s newsletter this year, aspart ofthe Year 13

Ako programme, College aimed for every Year 13 student totake part

in avolunteering/serviceproject. Aprojectcould be within or outside

of school.

This week we continue to outline anumber of these projects, where

students give back to the school and/or local community, mainly by

students in 13GBD –Teacher, Clair Bedward’s AkoClass.

Georgia Moke-Harvey–

Choreographed forAshburton College Showquest

Georgia said thatfor her Volunteer Projectshe choreographed forthe

Ashburton College Showquest performance, working alongside the

studentcreativeteam as well as PerformanceCo-ordinatorClaireBubb

and Head of Drama Kylie Backhouse-Smith.

For the preparation of Showquest, students and staff had at-College

practices most lunch times throughout Term One, where Georgia taught

the dancechoreography. Theteamhad also held meetings during the April

school holidays and afterschool.

Georgiasaid it took her approximately four-fiveweeks to choreograph. This

work was solely Georgia’s, without teacher input until they were actually

teaching the dancetothe students. She said her inspiration came from the

film Moulin Rouge, with the music for the dance being what was used in

this musical.

During this experience Georgia took on aleadership role teaching and

organising her peers,which she said wasgood personal development.

The performance was held on Tuesday 18May, in the Christchurch Town

Hall where College competed with different schools from around the

Christchurch region. Georgia said this was agreat experience, as not only

was she given the opportunity tounleash her creativity for dance and

performance and watch itcome alive as agroup dance but, she said, she

also got to help herschool by doingthis forthem and contributing to their

overall performanceand success at Showquest.

(Pictured above): Part of the College performance.

Georgia’s diary of her Volunteer Project showed that, by the start ofMay,

full rehearsals were taking placeonMondays,Wednesdays and Fridays;with

dancers practising on Tuesdays and Thursdays also. Wewouldall agreethat

this is asignificanttime commitment.

By 12 Mayafull costume rehearsal wasscheduledfor Sunday16May,from

2:00pm-6:00pm, and open to family members and teachers to view.

At the performanceinChristchurch, Georgiawas able to help manage props

and backstage crew

in addition to doing

make-up and helping

the performers get

organised into their

costumes.

(Pictured right,

leftand right):

GeorgiaMoke-Harvey

applying make-up to

LaraShierlaw

Events

Georgia concluded by saying ‘although we did not take home any prizes,

this was still an amazing opportunity for all students involved to perform

and create something of our ownthatweare proud of’.

She also noted that this experience has definitely inspired her to try

choreographing other dance pieces in the future, acknowledging

Kylie Backhouse-Smith’s support and help with formations and dance

teaching.

(Pictured left, back row

lefttoright):

LaraShierlaw, ZoeAyers,

RubyRobinson

(Front row, lefttoright):

John Magyaya,

Brooke Cornish-

Madden, Jessica Wilson.

Acknowledgement:

In this article we enjoy

three of the professional

photos which were

released.

Victoria Pupuke–Helping Jayne Cornelius

(Withdrawal Room Supervisor)

Victoria’s Volunteer Project was helping (invaluable) staff member

Jayne Cornelius in T14, College’s Withdrawal Room. For the duration of

her Volunteer ProjectVictoriawas on-siteatCollege,volunteering alongside

RangaikoreMakutu.

Every Period 4onaWednesday, during Ako time, they helped Jayne with

whatever tasks were needed on the day. Victoria said that volunteering

there helped free-up some time for Jayne to focus on more important

matters,including emails and finding students or teachers.

Victoria outlined some of the tasks they undertook,including: watching the

students while Jayne went to the

Office;emptyingre-cycling; tidying

the room, and the side storage

room; sorting papers and books;

cleaning the chalkboard; helping

prepare for the Junior House

Basketball lunchtime games which

Jayne organises; and delivering

notices tovarious students.

Victoria said they were pleased with

how the room spaces looked after

their tidying efforts.

(Pictured right, clockwise from the

front): RangaikoreMakutu,

JayneCornelius and

Victoria Pupuke,inT14.

ZoeKenny–Helping Year 10 Students in their Maths Class

Zoesaid that, at the startofher project, the

class was just beginning anew topic. She

also noted that, as they were learning, it

wasall coming back to her as to howtodo

it so she wasable to help the students who

weren'tquiteunderstanding.

This projecthelpedher to connecttojunior

studentsand trytokeep them on track with

their work,pluskeeping her ownmaths up

and, inaway, testing her memory tosee

how much she remembered from her Year

9and 10 Maths.

Zoe was working in Maths teacher

YinChua’s class and said,while Ms Chua was

helping some students Zoecould help others and,mainly,was helping one

studentwith explanations and examples.Zoe acknowledged it wasagood

feeling being able to help morethan she expectedtobeable to.

As the weeks in class increased, more students asked for help as they got

to know Zoe, and she said it wasgood to be thanked at the end of the class

time. She was pleased tohave been able to help, and enjoys seeing the

same students around school and having them sayhello –and asking if she

is coming in to the next lesson.

By Week 4, she was able to help Yin Chua with marking some work and,

again explaining the activity they were working on as arecap oftheir

first explanation. Afew students who had finished their work asked Zoe

questions about life asaYear 13 student and being asenior student at

College. This provided an opportunitytoexplain her experiences,and give

some adviceonhow importantfocus and education is.

Week 4evolved into Week 5and preparation time foranassessment, which

meant revision assistance, ready for their assessment the following week.

This week Zoe wasn’t needed in class but did pop in at the start towish

themgood luck!

In summary Zoesaid working with this group of Year 10 students wasquite

fun, and it was good getting to know them and talking with them about

subjects available at College.

Towards the end of the ten-week programme there was less to help with

in the Maths class and no Volunteer Projects by Week 9, so Zoe continued

helping out in the College Library, where she had also been doing some

work,saying she washappytobehelping around the College‘in adifferent

way’.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 29

9September 2021

Events

InesForster Lobato de Faria –Libraryand Borough

School Cross-Country

Ines started her Volunteer Project byhelping to train two new Year 9

studentlibrarians,during her lunchtime dutyonTuesdays.

On this day, Ines said,asthereweren’t toomanypeople in the line,the bulk

of the time wasspentmanning thedesk and shelving books.

Borough School Cross-Country

On Week 2, as part ofthe College Student Ambassador Committee, Ines

helped with Ashburton Borough School’s Cross-Country. This took place

during her customarylibrarysession so it wastaken as her volunteer activity

forthe week.

She said she wasveryfortunate to be able to help the teachers with setting

up the track and manning acorner, with her role including cheering the

pupils on and directing them to the correctpath. Ines said thereweremany

children running and thatshe felt sorry forthem as she remembered really

disliking Cross-CountryatPrimarySchool!

(Pictured above, left and right): Putting the marker cones out, and

encouraging the pupils as they came through the course.

Ines thought that helping out through the Ambassador Committee would

be very beneficial forher,given herplan to become aprimaryschool teacher.

Backtothe Library

After the Cross-Country, it was

back to the College Library and

helping over arange of activities,

particularly with the new Student

Librarians, again with returns

and more shelving of books in

the upstairs library section, and

showing them where the DVDs

are kept for when teachers need a

film for class. Ines said she could

remember back to starting in the

library asaYear 9student, without

too much training and feeling

‘really shy’.

The Student Librarians/Helpers

have abooklet they can go through but training them is more watching

over them and being available to answer their questions.

Helping with StudentLibrarianBadge

In order togain aStudent Librarian Badge there isatest required to

showcase skills needed. Ines supported the preparation of this, walking

through the knowledge areas of issuing and returning books, renewing,

reserving, shelving and finding certain books and files.The test took most

of the lunchtime,with agood performanceearning abadge at the end of it.

(Pictured left,

leftand right):

Ines Forster Lobato de Faria

and Hannah Kuipers,who

wasalso helping Ines with

some duties.

Mahina Edwards–CanterburyHospice

Mahina volunteered at Hospice Mid Canterbury, helping in the office,

printing off extra things, organising and sorting. Mahina said she was able

to work with Belinda (HospiceManager), one of the lovely ladies who works

at the Hospice, and some of the lovely volunteers who volunteer there.

Mahina went on Wednesdays, helping

throughout Ako time and sometimes

through her lunch break.

On Day One Mahina undertook an

induction process which included

visiting the Hospice Community House,

watching aPowerPoint, doingpaperwork,

discussing the tasks she would be doing

and legal aspects.

Mahina was told about the activities and

services they offer (pictured above, right),

to not only those affected bytheir lifelimiting

disease,but their families and caregivers. Mahinasaid she wasvery

excited to be helping out with averygood cause.

Through her time at Hospice,

Mahina helped organise paperwork

and forms, photocopied, stapled

items and hung up posters.

She also met a couple of other

volunteers and bought amask to

help one of the volunteer causes.

Another week she prepared some

information packets to send out to

the clients who didn’t have email,

finding the perfect way tofold the

flierssothey fitted in the envelopes,

and even had fun cutting out some of

the contact info for the caregivers to

contactthe Hospice, as well as stamping

the back of the envelopes.

(Pictured right): Mahina with, as she

described it,her ‘cutenew mask’.

Mid-June, Mahina couldn’t get

to Community House because of

unfortunate weather, but instead she

did help the PIEs (Pride, Individuality,

Equality) Club with the bake sale they

held at College, baking and decorating

afew of the goods, and helping at the

start of lunch to serve the different

baked goods.

Students Assist at Kai forKids:

College ‘Students of the Month’ Award

Recently, four senior students from Ashburton College committed to

regular volunteering with Kai for Kids, the Charitable Trust initiated

and spearheaded by Jo Taylor.

The concept was based on Ministry ofHealth and Child Poverty Action

Group research showing that food for children at schools is one of the

greatest investments that acommunity can make, tosupport the effective

learning of children. Statistics showthatone in fivechildren in New Zealand

arefood insecure.

Kaifor Kids is the nowwell-known MidCanterburycommunityorganisation

that makes free, nutritious school lunches for over six hundred students at

three local primaryschools.

Helping with this remarkable output involves ateam ofvolunteers and a

roster of parents to serve the meal.

College students Yash Patel, John Magyaya, RJ Pasion and John Radan

electedtovolunteer at this organisation, going to the AshburtonRacecourse

kitchen, either beforeorafter school, to help preparefood forthe lunches.

First Recipients Students of the Month Award

We will look at this award system more closely in a future newsletter, but

the above students are nominated as the first recipients of this in-College

StudentExecutiveinitiative.

Hardatworkinthe

kitchen (pictured

right, leftand right):

RJPasion and

John Radan.

Congratulations

Well-Placed in NewZealand Secondary

Schools’Triple SShooting Championships

Ashburton College teams are well-placed at the time of the third

and penultimate round of the National Triple S Target Shooting

competition, with this event held onSunday 15August, just prior to

Level4Lockdown.

Ashburton College has three teams (teams offour-five members) entered

in the competition, which shows the on-going depth of capability within

this sport.

This competition is shot over four months, with teams posting ascore

each month. Three rounds are completed (3x single card rounds) with the

final round, adouble card round, having been scheduled for the middle of

September.

This double cardround is the decider as to whowill becrowned Team and

Individual Champions.

Untouched Record to Date

Ashburton College are current champions, and record holders. Not only

that, they have wonthe titlefor theprevious sixconsecutiveyears,arecord

thatisuntouched by anyother school.

CurrentStandings

Leading into the third round, the AshColl 1team ofCharlotteMcKenzie,

Madi Tourle, Jack Jones, Phoebe McKenzie and Claudia Cudmore

were sitting in third position, chasing Palmerston North Girls’ High and

Whanganui High Schools.

Congratulations

(Pictured left, lefttoright):

ShowingMadi Tourle,

CharlotteMcKenzieand

Jack Jones in action.

Manager Nina McKenzie said that after their first tworounds the team was

alittle under what they would have liked but, asavery young team, their

progress forwardbodes incredibly well.

Palmerston North Girls’ High School, who were silver medallists last year,

is the team to beat, albeit they boast two Year 13 Master Grade shooters

spearheading their campaign.

After animproved score of 384.10, up five points on the previous round,

Ashburton College 1isnow sitting in silver position, having passed

Whanganui High School, and now chasing the very strong Palmerston

North Girls’High team.

Further to this, both Charlotte McKenzie (A Grade) and Madi Tourle

(C Grade) are sitting in Bronze Medal position for their respective

grades currently; while Jack Jones,Claudia Cudmoreand Phoebe McKenzie

(pictured below) all sit within striking distance ofamedal finish, requiring a

strong double cardtotal to finish in Round 4.

The Ashburton College 2 team of Tāne Moore, Jack McIntosh,

Bree Greer,SamaSooialo and CarlyVan Wyk) also movedaplace up,from

12thplacedafter Round 2, to 11thafter Round 3, puttinginateam scoreof

371.06.

It is worth noting that they are the highest ranked additional team

from anyschool, currently sittinginfront of manyschools’firstteams.

Tāne has been going particularlywell,and lies right nearthe topofhis

grade (D Grade)and within reach of the final medal positions.

The Ashburton College 3 team of Imogene Felton, Maddie Page,

Sophia Clifford and Taylor Doyle who are all first year shooters, have

shown enormous improvement over the three rounds, and should be very

proudofthemselves.

Unfortunately,due to illness,they have been unable to post afull team score

for this round but their individual scores continue to show great promise,

and theycurrently sitin23rdposition.

Ashburton College, together with Waitaki Boys’High School, are the only

schools who have enteredthree teamsinthe competition,further showing

College’s depthinthis sport.

Looking at Competition Conclusion

With the testing double card round to conclude the match, the College

team’s position is looking promising, with them only needing tocompete

as theyare capable of doing. It is certainly set to be an exciting finish, and

the young people involved should bevery proud of their effort thus far,

especially giventheirage andexperience.

(Pictured above), are the College team shooters, plus Luke Rhodes, as

taken on the day ofthe Rangiora High School –Ashburton College Sports

Exchange.

(Back row, left toright): Luke Rhodes, Charlotte McKenzie, Jack McIntosh,

Jack Jones,Sophia Clifford, Phoebe McKenzie,Tāne Moore.

(Front row, left to right): Bree Greer, Madi Tourle, Sama Sooialo,

Claudia Cudmore, Imogene Felton, Maddie Page.

(Absent from photo): Carlyvan Wyk, Taylor Doyle.

Forthcoming Events

As will be understood,datesregarding Coming Eventsare very much

in limboatpresent. Once thereisopportunitytoprovide adegree of

certainty,wewill recommencethe listingofactivities.

Term ThreeTermDate2021 –remains:

Term Three - Friday01October (last dayofterm)

Anyadjustments to Term Four year level

finishingdates will be advised.


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Readerskeenfornewlibrary chapters

DANIEL.TOBIN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Bookworms hanging out for

something to readhad some

reliefinAlert Level 3with the

Ashburton Libraryoffering

click and collectfor the first

time.

Ashburton Public Library

managerJill Watsonsaid the

service hadbeenpopular.

‘‘It looks like we are going to

get quite afew takersfor click

andcollect, there hasbeena

lot of interest.

‘‘It hastobecompletely

contactless, members can

either ringoremail andlet us

know what sortofreading they

liketodo.’’

Memberscan have up to five

items,which library staffwill

select for them,

‘‘They will eitherget the

bookthat they want to read, or

we justchoosebooks

according to thecriteria they

giveus.

‘‘Then we give them atime

thattheycan collect their bag

of books, becausewecant have

queues,’’ she said.

Lasttimethe library

quarantinedbooksbut the

advicenow is it doesn't pose a

riskaslongaspeopleare

sanitizing.

‘‘Forcollection we are

puttingthe books on atable in

the foyer thenweretreat

behindthe door,sopeople are

picking themupina

contactlessway, the public

sanitiseand usethe QR code.’’

Ms Watson said theservice

willbearelief forregular

Wendy Black picking up her bag of books from the library foyer at her specified time­slot.

library users.

‘‘Keen readersmustbegoing

through their pantryreading

labels offsaucebottlesby

now,’’she said.

The library's click and

collect service will continue at

Alert Level 2.

If youwould like to use the

PHOTOS SUPPLIED

clickand collect service

email:library@adc.govt.nz or

phone 308 7192.

NOTICE OF HELICOPTER USE

FOR VISUAL INSPECTION OF

TRANSMISSION LINES IN

YOUR AREA.

Transpower, the owner and operator

of the national grid, will be carrying

out aroutine visual maintenance

inspection of transmission lines in

your area by helicopter.

We will be undertaking inspections

of the structures on the Glenavy to

Waitaki 110 kV line and also our

Roxburgh to Islington 220 kV line

(as shown on the map) by alow flying

helicopter over the next two months.

Ourfirstflyover date is plannedfor

Monday 13September 2021.

The helicopter will fly at aconstant

speed of about 30 km/h, starting at

Waitaki and will take approximately

4hours per session.

Aviemore

Waitaki

Livingstone

Black Point

Bells Pond

Geraldine

79

Oamaru

Timaru

Ashburton

It’s important to us that you are kept informed and updated on our activities.

If you require further information, please call Myles Stichman 0274 779 693 or 03 688 2689.

TPAC2689921

Helicopter will be

operating at low

levels inaroundthe

transmission line in

highlightedzone.

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8

8

82

1

Helicopter

operating area

Substations

Highways/Roads

Other

transmission lines

Please note this

inspection is weather

dependent, and we

would look to fly the

next day if required.

Police on hand

24/7 to support

Police are urginganyone

experiencing abuse or violence

to seeksupport.

The stressesofcovid

lockdowns can takeits toll on

manyindomestic situations

and, if anyone wasinsuch a

position, police encouraged

people to makecontact.

Early released data shows

the numberofreportedfamily

harmincidents nationwide

increased by 3.9 percentin

weekone of Alert Level 4, and

6.2 percent in week two.

Policecommissioner Andrew

Coster said it wasasmall

increase and familyharm

reportsgenerallyfluctuated

due to arange of external

factorssothe data remained

within the normal range.

In the first weekofAlert

Level 4last year,Policesaw a

distinct spike in reports of

family harm, which was not the

case thisyear.

‘‘We knowfamilyharm

incidentsare typically

underreported to Policeand,in

the current situation, it maybe

moredifficult for sometoreach

out to us,’’ he said.

‘‘Alertlevelrestrictions can

put additional pressure on

familiesand increase the risk

of violence fromapartner or

family member.

‘‘That’s whywewant anyone

experiencing harmat hometo

knowthat Policeare here to

help,nomatter the alert level.’’

Anyone who feels scared,

threatened or unsafe can call

Police on 111.

‘‘If you cannot call,leave your

bubble andask aneighbour or

passer­by to call for you.

‘‘We alsourgeanyonewith

concerns about alovedone or

friendtocall us on their behalf

–you could be savingtheir life.’’

Since covid lockdownPolice

nationwidehave been dealing

with arangeofnon­compliance

issues.

By theend of August, 139

peoplehad been charged with

atotal of 148 offences

nationwide since AlertLevel4

began.

There had been 95 offences

for Failing to Comply with

Order (Covid­19),34for Failure

to Comply with Direction/

Prohibition/Restriction, 15 for

HealthAct Breaches,and four

for Assaults/Threatens/

Hinders/Obstructs

Enforcement Officer.

In thesame time period,374

people werewarnedfor 377

offences.

There had also been 377

formal warningsissued, as

well as 2707 infringements,

including for those failingto

remain at home, failure to

wear facecovering on

premises and failing to wear

facecoveringonpublic

transport.

Policereceivedatotalof

14,003 onlinebreach

notifications; 8615 about a

gathering, 4038 about a

business, and1350about an

individual.


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Ashburton Courier, September 9, 2021

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IN BRIEF

COVID JABS

Farmers shoulddoall they can to

enable andencourage staff to get

theircovid vaccinations,Federated

Farmersemployment

spokesperson ChrisLewis says.

Despitedairy farmers being busy

with calving, the health needs of

thosearoundwere more important.

‘‘I know dairyfarmsare flattack with

calving and workforceshortages

have never been worse. But there's

nothing more important thanyour

family's health, andthat of your staff

and their families,’’ he said.

The sooner we get everyone

double-vaccinated, the sooner we

might safely takesteps to getting

back to wherewewere with travel,

events, farmers' markets and all the

rest,MrLewis said.

Federated Farmers panelists Chris Allen, at left, Dr Paul Le Miere and Gavin Forrest (all sitting) with Mid Canterbury provincial

president David Clark (standing) discussing the essential freshwater package back in October, 2019.

Making noise, way to start talks

Industry bodies are breathing asigh of

reliefover news government accepted

most of the Southland Advisory Group’s

wintergrazing recommendations,which

have gone out for public consultation.

The controversialpuggingand

resowing daterules have now been

replaced withapractical management

approach under the proposals.

Industry bodiesBeef +LambNZ,

FederatedFarmersand DairyNZhave

come out in favour of the proposed

changes.

FederatedFarmersenvironment

spokesperson Chris Allen, of Mid

Canterbury, saideveryonewantedstrong

protection for the waterways,but from the

get­gothere were anumber of aspectsof

the Essential Freshwaterswinter grazing

rulesthat were unworkable.

‘‘It’s goodtosee the governmenttaking

apragmatic view ­astance we’re also

looking for across more of the multitude

of issues theyare imposing on farmersin

the nextthree years.

‘‘We’ll take this as awin for

commonsense, and for consistent

advocacyfor pragmatism by Federated

Farmers and others,’’ he said.

‘‘We nevergive up hope thatcommon

sense will eventually prevail, especially

when covid makes it clearNew Zealand’s

prosperity to alarge degree dependson

our primary industries’exportearnings.’’

Mr Allen said ‘making noise’ had been

necessary to get the attention of ministers

and gettinginaroom with multiple

parties to come up with sensible

alternativeswas the only way forward.

‘‘Noise is sometimesabsolutely

necessary to open doors and start

conversations.Then the noisehas to stop

and the hard work begins ­and that is

wherethe real change comes from, and

wherethe expertise of the large Feds

policyteam backedupwith practical

farmer knowledge and experience, really

shows its value,’’ he said.

B+LNZ chief executive Sam McIvor

said industry groups had for some time

been calling on governmenttoreplace the

pugging and sowing date rules with

sensible and pragmatic alternatives.

“It is positive for farmersthat we now

have clarity on the proposed approach in

this area, which aligns with the

recommendations of the Southland

WinterGrazing advisory group last

December.

“We believethe Government’snew

proposed approach, which focuses on

practical management by farmers, is more

workable ­and that’sprogress.

Key changes recommendedbythe

advisory group includeddeletion of

pugging and replanting date conditions

and replacement witharequirement to

protect critical source areas.

There were stillconcerns around the

proposed revised 10­degree slope rule for

wintergrazing and the certified

freshwater farm planprocess.

The proposed new winter grazingrule

changes are due to takeeffect on

November 2023.

MEATEXPORTS

New Zealand redmeat andcoproducts

exportsreached $870

million in July with exportsto

Thailand jumping 1425 per cent. It

was a29per cent increase year-onyear,according

to the latest

analysis fromthe Meat Industry

Association(MIA). Morethan

25,300 tonnesofsheepmeat and

almost50,000 tonnes of beef were

exported withincreasesinthe value

of exports to all major North

Americanand Asian markets.

Thailandwas New Zealand’s 10th

largest market for beefbyvolume

during the month, at 347 tonnes.

FARM ASSURED LIVE

Woolgrowers certifiedtothe New

ZealandFarm Assurance

Programme can now promoteand

sell their woolasFarmAssured. It

follows the NationalCouncil of New

ZealandWoolInterests adopting,in

May,the NewZealand Farm

Assurance Programmeasa

National Standard for Wool. New

ZealandFarm Assurance

Incorporated chair NickBeeby,

whichownsand manages the

programme,said the milestone

providesasubstantialboostfor the

woolindustry.

Rabobank $50k donation

Rabobank New Zealand has

donated $50,000 to the Federated

Farmers Adverse Events Trust to

support farmers adversely

affected by Canterbury’s widespread

late­May flooding.

The floods had adevastating

impact on anumber of farmers

across the Canterbury region

with many reporting stock and

feed losses. The funding was to

assist with the recovery of

farming businesses, wellbeing

support for those affected by

flooding and specialist technical

advice.

• DairyNZ accredited

EffluentPondDesign

andConstruction

• Pond Constructionand

Irrigation Development

• Hedgeand Stump

Removal

• Farm Conversions

• DairyTracks–

Lime or Gravel

• PumpHire

• Wellsand Galleries

• Bulk Earthworks

• Subdivisions

• Site Works

• Tree Shear

• Transportation

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

DeltaLevel 2: Howwillit affectus?

Mid Canterbury residents and

visitors are being advised that

Council'slocal facilities andservices

resumed normal operations this

week after the country (excluding

Auckland) moved into Alert Level

Two onWednesday, but there are

some new Delta variant safety

measures andrestrictions in place.

Thursday,9September 2021 | ISSUE 45

Tell us what

youthink:

Three Waters

Ashburton DistrictCouncil is inviting

residentstotakepart in asurveyto

help gauge the mood ofthe district

over the Government’s proposed

Three Waters reform.

The Ashburton Public Library, Ashburton

Museum and Art Gallery, Council office,

and the Resource Recovery Parks will

operate at their usualhours, but measures

will be in place to ensure physical

distancing,personal hygiene, and contact

tracing.

The EA Networks Centre resumes

operationstoday Thursday, 9September,

after allowingstafftoprepare forhow the

facilitywillfunctionundernewAlertLevel2

rulesand foralocal medical centre to carry

out booked vaccinations on Wednesday.

At all Council facilities, visitors will be

required to scan the COVID-19 QR codes

or manually record their visit. Everyone

aged 12 and over legally must now keep

arecord ofwhere they have been when

visiting certain places so contact tracing

canhappenquickly.

Hand sanitiser will be stationed

throughout Council buildings;and arrows

will be displayed on the floor at some

facilities where needed to help guide

people around forsocialdistancing.

Mask wearing is also mandatoryfor those

visiting our indoor public venues, likethe

museum, art gallery, and library, and the

public area of ouradministration building,

at all AlertLevels.

The district's designated dog exercise

areaswillbeopen forpets to runoffleash,

howevertheymuststillremain under the

controloftheir ownersatall times.

At Alert Level Two, public parks and

playgrounds are open, though people

should try tokeep a2-metre physical

distancefromothers.

The wheelie bin and crate collection

service will continue as usual, with

residents needing tocorrectly sort their

rubbish, recycling, and glass into the

corresponding bins.

The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park

will continue to operatethrough gate two

to allow all visitors toregister for contact

tracing. The recycling yard will be open

and operating asnormal and the reuse

HamishRiach -Chief Executive

The newDeltaLevel 2

We havemovedtoanew "Delta"

Level2operatingfield this week,

allowing most of our facilities and

openspacestobe available to the

public again.But thereare new

rules of engagement.

These rules, which include mandatory

scanning and mask-wearing, areabout

ensuringourcommunitystayssafe,and

that ifthe highly transmissible Delta

variant does spread outside Auckland

–now or in thefuture –thenitcan be

tracked,traced, andstamped out.

Our library, museum and art gallery,

and the main administration building

at Baring Square West are open and

those visiting must observe physical

distancing and othersafetyrules.

The EA Networks Centre hosted alocal

medicalcentreforabookedvaccination

event on Wednesday and is opening

today with some operational changes,

mainly in the maximum number of

people whocan be in the separate pool,

stadium andgym areas.

Keeptrack

ofwhereyou have been.

New rules about physical distancing

mean extra precautions at the facility,

but is still plenty ofroom to get your

sport and swim fix.

While covid case numbersare heading

in the right direction and schools are

once again open this week, wemust

notbecomplacent. DeltaLevel 2comes

withawarning and everyone is working

out howitisaffectingthem.

There is also a clear direction that

our community, and the country,

will also be better protected against

Covid-19 if we are vaccinated. That

is part of learning to live with avirus

that continues to have amajor global

impact.

Hereinourneckofthewoods,thislatest

Covid-19 lockdown has affected plans

forseveral exciting events–Ashburton

Glow inthe Park has been postponed

and we will make adecision next week

on whether Bite Nite will go ahead on

September25.

We have asked our contractors to pull

Wearaface covering

Face coveringscan help reduce

the spread ofCOVID-19.

shopwill be open.

Rubbish and green wastewill be accepted

across the weighbridge, and only eftpos

paymentswill be accepted.

The park will continue to be closed

between 12:30pm and 1pmfor all staffto

havealunchbreak.

The Methvengreen wastefacility and the

Rakaia Resource Recovery Park will be

operating as normal with people required

to scan/contacttrace.

For more details about Council services

under Alert Level Two, visit ashburtondc.

govt.nz.

Further informationabout AlertLevel Two

and COVID-19 can befound atcovid19.

govt.nz.

out all the stopstoensurerevitalisation

work in the CBD is complete bythe

end of November and we areplanning

positively forour Christmas events.

Like many other businesses in Mid

Canterbury, our staff has been mainly

working from home or deployed to

helpthe community in otherways, and

we arepleased to be back in the office

re-connecting with work-mates.

But whilethe Alert Levelhas dropped,

we must continue to build our covid

protection.

Be patient.Bekind.

The reform would see Council’s three

waters services – drinking water,

wastewater, and stormwater –become

part of alarge SouthIsland entity,one of

four proposed to take overthe work from

67 councilsacross the country.

According to the companycommissioned

by the Government to look at the reform,

Ashburton ratepayers would pay $1,640

per serviced property for those water

services in30years’ time if it was part of

the reforms,but $8,690 if it wasnot.

Ashburton Mayor Neil Brownsaid Council

had serious reservations about how the

figures were arrived at and was compiling

comments, matters for clarification, and

concerns as part of preliminary feedback

forGovernment.

“While we arenot yetatastage wherewe

havetomakeadecision to optinorout,

the Government has given councils until

the end of September to provide some

initial feedback on the proposed reform.

“Before we reportbackto Government,we

arekeen to getafeel forthe mood of the

district on this issuetoshapeour thinking

on ourresponse to the Government.”

Residents can take part in ashort survey

by visiting Council’swebsite (ashburtondc.

govt.nz)orbyfilling out ahardcopyform

by 5pmWednesday,22September.

Feedback will betreated anonymously,

though providing contact details means

youcan be kept informed of the next steps

in the process.

1 ashburtondc.govt.nz/news

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Click and collectlibrarybooks continue

Ashburton Public Library will

continue to run its click and collect

lending service while under Alert

Level2.

The click and collect service began

operation in Alert Level3and has been so

popular staffwant to carryon.

Ashburton District Council Community

Services Group ManagerSteve Fabish said

the servicemet contactless guidelines and

had been well planned by staff, whowere

keen to keep people reading when covid

restrictions madeitharder forthem to get

about.

“For alot ofelderly and single people,

reading is amajor pastime and agreat

comforter in lockdown times.”

Userscan phone, emailor directmessage

their book request to the library andstaff

will issue the items and put them in a

librarybag which canthen be collectedat

apre-arrangedtime.

“We are aiming toprovide asame day

service, with hours ofcollection between

10 am and 5.30 pm,”headded.

Progress in

CBD under

Alert Level3

Contractors have made good

progress on East Street under Alert

Level 3and are now allowing some

vehicles in the CBD asmore shops

and businesses re-open under Alert

Level2.

Uptofiveitemswillbeavailableatatimeto

users,who will need to verify their identity

when librarystaffphone themtoarrange

apick-up time. Allitems in thelibrarywill

be availablefor issue, from bookstoDVDs

and magazines. Bookbagscan bepicked

up by other people, forthe user,and users

can return their books in the after-hours

bins.

The collection area will be clearly marked

and people will have tosign or scan in,

and followinstructions. Staff may use their

discretion toarrange delivery for some

users.

Thelibrary’susualBooksonWheelsservice

hasalso been operating under covid safety

protocols, with EA Networks Centre staff

taking over from Altrusa members to

deliver books to house-bound library

users.

Totakeadvantageofthis service, contact

theAshburton Public Library by:

Phone: (03) 308 7192

Email: library@adc.govt.nz

Or by directmessageonFacebook:

@ashburtonpubliclibrary

Parking forolder drivers

proposed in town plan

PUBLICNOTICE

ROAD CLOSURE

Ashburton District Council givespublic notice

of aroadclosurefor thepurpose of allowing

the Ashburton Car Club to hold “Standing

Quarter Mile Sprint” (with the exception of

emergency vehicles)for the period indicated

hereunder.

Roadtobeclosed:

· WINSLOW WILLOWBYROAD,from

the Longbeach Road intersection to

approximately 500metres from the

intersection of StateHighway 1.

Period of Closure: From 9.00am until

5.00pm on Saturday, 02 October 2021.

This noticeofclosureismadeunder the

LocalGovernment Act1974-Schedule 10

(11(e)). It will be an offenceunder the above

regulationsfor anypersonotherwise than

under authority of an authorised permit to

use the roads /streets forordinaryvehicular

traffic duringthe periodofclosure.

PROPOSEDROADCLOSURE

Ashburton District Council givespublic notice

of aproposal to temporarily close roads to

ordinaryvehicletraffictoenablethe holding

of acommunity event, Gravel Bent Sprint

Meeting.

Roadproposed to be closed:

· LEBRETONS ROAD,from Christys Road

intersection

· LE BRETONS ROAD,from Denshires Road

South intersection

· CHERTSEY ROAD,fromLeBretons Road

intersection for2kilometres

PeriodsofClosure:

From 8.30am to 5.30pm on Sunday,21

November 2021

This proposedclosureismade underthe

LocalGovernment Act1974–Schedule10(11

(e)and willbeconsidered at the next Council

Meetingon20October 2021.

Anyperson objecting to the proposalshould

lodgenoticeoftheir objection and grounds for

their objection in writing by postoremail to the

Council, 5Baring Square West, Ashburtonby

4pm, Friday22October 2021.

NEILMcCANN

GroupManagerInfrastructureServices

Thereisstill no parking alongEastStreet

as contractors re-construct the road,

though parks are available in the West

Street carpark andonthe eastern side of

the CBD and the shops are available for

pedestrianaccess.

East Street between Moore and Tancred

Streets remains closed, but should be

reopened to vehicles on Tuesday 14

September after it has been asphalt

concreted. Vehicles can travel on other

parts ofEast Street, as well as Burnett

Street and Tancred Street.

The intersection of Eastand Moore streets

isprogrammedforopeningonWednesday

23 September after traffic lightshavebeen

installed and commissioned. It is possible

that Moore Street over the railway line

maybeopenednextweekonlyforvehicles

travelling east or west.

Contractors are working on the footpath

on the shop-side ofEast Street between

Tancred and Burnett Streets this week,

though there will still be access to shops

and businesses. They are liaising with

businesses to minimise disruption, but the

natureofsomeofthe work is noisy.

Forthe fullCBD update,visit ourprojects

page at ashburtondc.govt.nz.

Ashburton District Council is

consulting the community over a

parking strategy forthe districtand

an Ashburton town centre parking

managementplan.

Council is asking people ifthey support

a second West Street carpark, public

charging for E-bikes and E-cars, and if

more parking for older drivers should be

available.

The consultation contains a range of

information about parking for the future

and Council is looking forfeedback to help

finalise thestrategy andtowncentreplan.

Feedback will be accepted until 5pm,

Wednesday6October, andpublichearings

of submissions will be held Wednesday21

October,ifCovid-19 restrictions allow.

It is proposed that after the CBD

revitalisation iscomplete and Council’s

new Library and Civic Centre opens, a

full parking survey be carried out inthe

Ashburtontown centre.Itwould form the

baselinefor monitoringand management

changes.

Ashburton DistrictMayor Neil Brownsaid

parking needed to be the right balance

of short and long-term parking, with

customers having easy access to shortterm

spaces so they could support local

businesses.

“TheproposednewcarparkonWestStreet

reserve land opposite Baring Square

West could be similarly laid out and

accommodate all-day parking. It needs

KiwiRail and Waka Kotahi approval, but

would create up to 130 new spaces and

help make upfor parking that has been

lostbecause of development in the CBD.”

The consultation document also asks for

feedback on altering the criteria forusers

ofmobilityparkingtoincludeolderdrivers,

as Ashburton has an agingpopulation.

To read the consultation document

and give feedback, visit our website

ashburtondc.govt.nz/haveyoursay.

RESOURCECONSENT

LUC21/0029 -Resource consent

application forSmiths City at 363

WestStreet, Ashburton District.

As notified in the AshburtonGuardian

on Saturday 28thAugust, the originally

published applicationfor theabove

containedasupersededversion of the

Assessment of Environmental Effects.

The Commissioner requestedthat

interested partiesbegiven an extension

to submituntil 5pmtoday(9th of

September ) to considerthe revised report

and to makesubmissionsorreconsider

submissionspreviously made, should any

parties wish to submit or changetheir

submission.

Therevised application is availableonthe

Council'swebsite(ashburtondc.govt.nz).

Submissions should be addressed to

info@adc.govt.nz with the reference

LUC21/0029 and copies also servedonthe

applicants, TricroftLtd C/- David Harford

Consulting Ltd (david@dhconsulting.

co.nz).

If any party wishes to makeoramend a

submission and feels theywill be unable

to makethe deadline set, please contact

Council staff as soonaspossible.

COUNCIL OFFICE

5Baring Square West

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

20 River Terrace

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

ASHBURTONMUSEUM

327 WestStreet

10am-4pm daily. Closed PublicHolidays.

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NEWS

18 Ashburton Courier, September 9, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Actors, crew hope to stage Disney show

Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre is

pressingonwith this year’s production

despite uncertainty overcovid alert

levels.

The cast and crew behind Disney’s

The Little Mermaid Jnr productioncan

now resume rehearsals under Level 2.

“We can resume face­to­face

rehearsals, but by October 8wehopeto

be safely down to Level 1inorder to be

abletoperform the show.

“All the childrenhavebeenpractising

hard at home, so it will justbeamatter

of pulling it all together once we get

back. This may take afew extra

rehearsals, but we are up for the

challenge,’’ productiondirector

Cherie Livingstone said.

‘‘We would much ratherworkto

get the showuptoperformance level

now so that we can quickly take

advantage of alert level drops. It’s

much easiertomovedates forthe

show than it is to have abig break

and pick it back up again later on,

so we aregoing to continue with

themomentum we alreadyhave.’’

Covid cancelled last year and

performers arevery keen to get

on stage this year.

‘‘For now, it’s all guns blazing

andonwith the show,’’ Mrs

Livingstone said.

Right: Mid Canterbury Children’s

Theatre cast member Maddie

Howden practising her lines for

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jnr

outdoors and among the chickens.

Far right: cast member Luke Rhodes

goes through his lines at home.

PHOTOS SUPPLIED

Health

&

Wellbeing

More of the same?

Lecturing and demonstrating postgraduate clinical

and functional anatomy for the Department of

Anatomyatthe UniversityofOtago to asmall group

of postgraduate physiotherapy students has been a

prolonged 15 year opportunity delving deeply into

musculoskeletal pathology and pain.

Researching joints of the hip, shoulder or knee,

complex joints of the wrist, hand, ankle and foot,

axial structures of the neck, back, and the pelvis

broughtvaluable additional scientific knowledge to

my clinical understanding and patientcare.

Today a far greater understanding exists of the

anatomical and functional uniqueness of individual

patients and the bearing these may have ontheir

pain. Careful anatomical study in the dissecting

room and laboratory,accompanied by the advances

seen in sophisticated imaging like MRI or in the

development and ready access to ultra-sound

imaging have led to significant increases in the

understanding of musculoskeletal pathology and

pain.

Since my years on the Expert ACC panel that

formulated the NZ Guidelines for the Management

of Acute Low Back Pain, it was self-evident a

diagnosis of ‘non-specific backpain’(implyingabout

70% of the US back pain population) encompassed

wide anatomical and pathological variation and

many different pain generating structures, each

possessing particular pain characteristics.

No person, anatomy, pathology or pain is or can be

the same,not by acountrymile!Onthe other hand,

it appears that many inhealthcare assume patient

and pain sameness in their advocacy ofageneric,

one size fits all, pill for all ill approach, whether to

medication, to manual therapy and manipulation,

to exercise, torehabilitation or to treat aunique

individual’s paradoxically generalised “back pain.”

Howmanypatients would accept ageneric diagnosis

of ‘headache’, ‘chest pain’or‘abdominal pain’asthe

basis of carewithout amoreexplicit diagnosis?

So,why accept it forback pain then?

Dr Christopher McGrath

PhD(Otago), MSc, DO(UK)

Professional Dental

SERVICES

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foryour pain

Consulting Osteopath

Ashburton

Appointments/contact through web site

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Saturday and after hours

by appointment

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Support for Celtic women

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Showersand bathroom facilities are

going into thefemale changing rooms

at AshburtonCeltic Rugby Club

thankstosupport from anew

grassroots rugby assist programme

backedbyBunnings Warehouse.

Celtic will use$30,000 worth of

Bunnings materials to upgrade the

currentbasic facilities.

For the latter part of last season

the senior women’s team used a

buildingformerly owned by

AshburtonBoxing Club and now

gifted to Celtic for its changing shed.

The buildinghas no shower or

toilet facilities, butprovideda

dedicated space for the fast growing

women’s team and visiting

opposition.

Previouslythe women’s team used

the main men’s changingroomswhen

available.

Celtic Rugby Club president

Darion Gray said the club was

thrilledtoreceive the grassroots

fundingand gratefulfor the support

given to women’s rugby.

The Celtic women remained the

only female team in Mid Canterbury

and wider squadnumbers were

extremely healthy at around40.

The team played in the

ChristchurchMetro competition,Mrs

Gray said.

‘‘This is theclub’s centennial and

Ashburton Celtic women’s senior rugby squad with coaches Breffni O’Reilly

and Spud Kerr in front of the changing shed getting an upgrade. PHOTO SUPPLIED

its turning outtobeagreat year. We

won theWatters Cup and nowwe

have support to upgrade our

facilities.’’

Mrs Gray said the club would call

on its volunteer army to to help

install thenew showersand toilets.

The project wouldbecompleted

for the 2022 season and would

include aspruce upofthe shed

exterior as well.

It would benefit the entire club and

wouldallowotherteams to use the

changingrooms if neededand when

available.

Bunningslaunched its Rugby

Assistprogramme this year as part of

apartnership with New Zealand

Rugby.

The annual$300,000 fund has

community at its heartand athird of

all rugby clubs in the country

submitted to it.

Celticand four other clubs

received $30,000 each and another 15

clubs got $10,000 each.

Bunnings NewZealanddirector

Ben Camire said the passion and

dedicationshown byclub volunteers

andcommunities whoapplied for

Bunnings Rugby Assistwas really

encouraging.

‘‘They shareour goal of helping to

buildgrassroots rugby, which is at

theheart of every community in this

country.’’

Lockdown catch-up in CBD

Tru­Line Civil staff at work on the Ashburton revitalisation

project on East Street.

Contractors working on

Ashburton central

business district’s(CBD)

upgrade are flat out and

tryingtoclaw back days

lost during the recent

Level 4lockdown.

Work resumed at one

minute pastmidnight

last Wednesday, when

thedistrict moved to

Level 3, aftertwo weeks

of inactivity because of

covid restrictions.

East Street has been

closed to all through

traffic from just south of

Moore Street to

HavelockStreetand Tru­

LineCivilcrews are

working dayand night

shifts to digout and

reform the road on the

shop side.

Work has started on

footpathsbetween

Tancredand Burnett

Streets,with ramps

provided to thebusinesses

operating. EastStreet/

Moore Streetintersection

work includesnew paving

and asphalticconcreting.

The CBD work is partof a

$15 million revitalisation

project that is expected to

be finishedbythe end of

November.

Councilinfrastructure

servicesmanager Neil

McCannsaid contractor

Tru­Linehad extra crews

working day andnight to do

asmuchofthe workas

possible during Level 3

and in ordertocause the

least interruptionas

possible for businesses.

The endwas in sight for

the two­year project, which

had just three monthsleft

before completion.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, September 9, 2021

19

Enviro fund

Applications being sought by community

organisations who wanttotake actionfor a

better environmentinCanterbury.

TheWaitaha ActiontoImpact Fundwas

established by EnvironmentCanterbury

(ECan)toenhancecommunity engagement

and action, and encourageenvironmental

projects thatare led by and involve

communities across the region.

Toapply,communityorganisationsmust

havelegalentity status and be registeredasa

charity. The contestable fund is not opento

applicationsfromindividuals, businesses,

educationalinstitutions or government

agencies.

Eligible organisations canapply for

between $5000 and $30,000 per yearfor

projects thatalignwith ECan’s strategic

direction.

The fund was an initiative from ECan’s

LongTerm Planand $100,000has been

allocated this yearwith an increase on that in

subsequent years.

Go to the ecan.govt.nz website to apply and

for full eligibilitycriteria.

Applications closeonOctober 11.

NewGrant Rounds

2021/2022

Closing Dates

Operational (programme or event) costs

Up to $15,000 –16th April &

3rdSeptember 2021

Capital projects

Up to $20,000 –16th July 2021 &

4th February2022

Major Grants Round

Over $20,000 –21st May&

8th October 2021

(Phone to discuss prior to applying)

Seeour websitefor further information

and to makeanonline application …

www.comtrust.org.nz

To discuss anyapplications

Phone:

03 687 7360 or 0800 672 287

Email:

crm@comtrust.org.nz

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Hampstead Ray White Senior Ateam members Hannah Spence (from left), Alice Eddington, Meg

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MidCanterbury’s premier

netballcompetitionhas been

decided by theleaderboard

heading intolockdown.

The winners ­Hampstead

RayWhite Senior A(premier

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(premier2)and United KFCB

(premier 3) ­finishedtop of

the table for eachgrade, at the

endofthe third andfinal

championshipround in their

respectiveACL Premier

competitions.

Mid Canterbury Netball

centremanagerErin Tasker

saiditwas notpossibletoplay

the semi­finalsand finalsof

the ACL Premiercompetition

duetoongoing covid

restrictions.

‘‘Weneed to be backin

Level2in orderfor any

netballactivity to take place,

and that simplyisn’t goingto

happen in timefor us,’’ she

said.

‘‘So sadly thatisitfor our

ACL premier competition for

2021 –the winnerswill be the

teamsthatfinished at thetop

of thetable for eachgrade, at

the endofthe third andfinal

championshipround,’’ she

said.

Avirtual prizegiving was held

last week as an alternativeto

finals night.

The return to Level 2had also

not come in time for ourFast

Five competition to go ahead,

she said.

‘‘Weare very hopeful

however that by thetime our

Subway Summer Leaguerolls

around in Term 4, we will be

able to run this.

Numbers will be limited so it

canbeplayed if thedistrict

remained at Level 2.

EntriesopenonSeptember

27,withthe competitiondue to

start on October 20.

Options forthe Future Ferns

programme wasstill being

consideredand would be

advised when adecision was

known, Mrs Tasker said.

ACLPremierNetballresults:

PREMIER 1: Hampstead Ray

WhiteSenior A(first),Celtic

AuricElectricalA(second),

Methven Warings(third).

PREMIER 2: HampsteadRay

WhiteB, MtSomers Victory A

andCeltic Darryl Phillips

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PREMIER 3: UnitedKFC B,

College Band College Y10A.

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Ashburton Courier, September 9, 2021

Shooters back

at the range

The AshburtonDistrict Rifle

Club’s seasonstart on August

29 failed to fire because of

covidrestrictions, butinLevel

2shooters will be back on the

range.

Regular Sunday afternoon

shootswill followstrict Level 2

guidelines.

The rifle club’sannual

prizegiving dinnerwas another

casualty of lockdown and has

beenrescheduled for the

middleofnextmonth.

Commonwealth Games

shooting medalist John

Snowdenwas the top shot last

season winning the club

championships for a16thyear

in arow and for the 23rd time

overall.

Theclub’s firstmajor event is

scheduled forSeptember 26

and is asweep meeting,and

one­day competition shotover

300, 600and 700yards.

Rifleclub member Coby

Snowdensaid the club was

preparing for its centenary

event in December which

would feature agathering,

celebrationdinnerand special

shoot.

Before that shootershad the

Marlborough Champs over

Labour Weekend.

In earlyJanuary there was

the national championships at

Trentham, she said.

Therifle club was first known

as the Ashburton DefenceRifle

21

John Snowden, pictured with

his 2010 Commonwealth

Games gold medal, has won the

Ashburton District Rifle Club

championships for the last 16

years.

Club and held its first shooton

December10, 1921.

Itwas one of thefirst in the

country to use electronic

targets, whichwereintroduced

in 2014.

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3GroveStreet,Tinwald

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34 Geoff Geering Dve, Ashburton $667,000

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37 Geoff Geering Dve, Ashburton $675,000

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8Parkdale Close,Ashburton

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Beautifully presented 2003executivehome is aperfect blend

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103 Chalmers Ave, Ashburton Set Date of Sale

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47 AshburyGrove, Tinwald Enquiries over $625,000

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8Charles Street,Ashburton

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28 Geoff Geering Drive, Ashburton $697,000

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Areyou looking forapermanentmaterialhome as a first home

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has gone the extramile to ensurethis home is toasty warm

throughout. Asingle garage is adjacenttothehome.

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18 Coniston Drive, Ashburton PBN

Aroad frontage section of 828 squaremetres (or thereabouts)

Matureplantings and lawn. Qualityfencing all round (one to be

built prior to settlement). Water, electricityand communications

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DuetoCovid-19lockdown,

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Margaret Feiss

Sales Consultant

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Sales Consultant

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Denise McPherson

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Stay alert at Level 2

Iwant to thankeveryonehere

in Mid Canterburyfor all the

hard work over the past few

weeks as together, we’ve

stayedhome to keep covidat

bay. It’s been greattosee so

many people following the

Alert Level3and 4rulesand to

see some of the creative ways

you havebrightened up life in

your bubbles.

As we make the move down to

Alert Level2,it’s important we

all continue to play our partto

stamp out covid.Deltaismore

infectious than the original

virus,and it can move faster, so

while we are no longeratthe

higheralert level, thatdoesn’t

mean we can takeour eyes off

the ball. We all needtostay

alert and keep up those key

healthbehaviours that have

helpedusbeat covid in the

past.

We know that the Delta

variant of Covid­19 has changed

the game,soinorder to beat it,

we’ve had to adapt our game

plan too.Level 2isdifferent to

how it’sbeen before. Here are

some of the golden rules:

Face coverings are now

mandatory at Alert Level 2

whenever you are inside most

publicvenues, such as shopping

centres, libraries or retail

shops.However, you can take

your mask off in hospitality

venues so thatyou can eat and

drink. Staff at these venues, and

at any public­facingbusinesses

open at Level2,must wear face

coverings.

Peopleshouldbescanning

everywhere theygo. However,

recordkeeping is also

mandatoryunder Level 2for

some venues,including bars,

restaurants, cinemas, concerts,

churches,and close­contact

businesses like hairdressers.

Because Delta is more

transmissible, we’re much more

worried aboutbig groupsof

people. It’s now no longer

whetheryou have enough space

between you and others; but

ratherifyou have too many

peopleinashared space with

poor ventilation,that ups the

risk.

For indoor venues, thereisa

limit of 50 peoplefor indoor

gatherings, hospitality settings

and event venues. This,coupled

with the rules around customers

being seatedand tables being

separated, reducesdown the

risk of superspreader events.

For outdoor venues, you can

have up to 100 peopleinthat

space,alongside the rules of

being seatedand separated.

The second change relatesto

indoorpublicfacilities like

gyms, museums and libraries.

Previouslythese venues have

had no hardlimit on how many

peopleare allowed to be in a

space,but aone metre

distancing ruleasaproxy for

how many people could be

inside. We’re now bringing this

into alignmentwith the rules for

retailand supermarkets, which

is 2metres.

The best way to protect

yourself and your loved ones is

to get vaccinated, and our

vaccinationrolloutis

continuing safely at Level 2.

Everyone aged 12 and over is

now abletobook their vaccine,

so if you haven’talready done

so, I’d really encourage you to

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Stone wetas are found in the high country, living under and

among rocks.

Wetas are special

BY MARY RALSTON

After dealing with both winter

andlockdown we shouldbe

able to empathise with stone

weta.

Weta are special New

Zealandinsects. There are

about 70speciesthatlive in a

wide range of habitats, from

alpine rocks to caves, the

coast andoffshoreislands.

Theylook abit like crickets or

grasshopppers but are

flightless and are some of the

heaviest insects in the world.

Stone weta are onespecies

of weta found in this district.

These amazing insects canbe

inactive for up to 5months of

theyear andsurvive

temperatures down to minus

10 degrees for over two weeks.

Usually theyliveinthe alpine

zone above 1000 mbut they

arealsofoundlower than

that, living under rocksalong

theedges of small high

country rivers, such as the

Stour. These weta may not

have fared well in the big

floods afew monthsago when

river levels were at record

highs androcks tumbled over.

Stone weta are actuallya

type of tree weta, but have

adapted to living under rocks

andinrock cavities.This

helps to make themless

accessibletopredators.

Nocturnal habits mayhelp

them avoid native predators

such asfalcons and lizards,

butisnodefence against cats,

stoats, ratsand mice.These

introduced mammals have

taken atoll of wetas, along

with other native insects and

birds.

On the coldest days of

winter when temperatures

are wellbelow freezing, the

stone weta seem to befrozen

solid. Butonawarm winter

day, theythawout and are

activeundertheir rocky

homes.

It seemsthattheymake a

type of anti­freeze during

autumnwhich protects them.

This circulates in their blood

duringwinter andthen

decreasesinspringand

summer.

Plantsand small

invertebrates make up the

diet of the stone weta.They

are quite long­lived for

insects–up to eight years.

They maybefour before

reaching maturity.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, September 9, 2021

25

WHEN OUT

Keeptrackofwhereyou havebeen,

use the NZ CovidTracer appif you

can,orsign in.

FACEMASKS

Youlegally must wear aface

coveringwhenyou cannot maintain

physical distance fromothers as

well as on public transport,flights,

visitingahealthcare facility, inside

retail shopsand businesses.

TRAVEL

You can travel, and takeadomestic

flightfor recreationand tourism.

DISTANCING

Keepadistance of at least2metres

in public and in retail stores,like

supermarkets and clothes shops, 1

metreinmostotherplaces.

EVENTS

Socialgatherings including

weddings, civilunionceremonies,

birthdays, funeralsand tangihanga -

or otherreligious basedservicescan

be held but are limitedto50

people in an indoorspace,and 100

people in an outdoor space.

EDUCATION

All schools, andtertiary education

facilitiesare open.All children

should continue to attend school

unless they are sick. Facemasks at

schools areencouragedbut not

compulsory.

WORKPLACES

Businessescan open at AlertLevel

2, but mustfollow public health

rules.

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trades &services

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Victoria Street,

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Phone: (03) 308 6772

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•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

RESIDENTIAL &

COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS

Phone Quentin andPhil on

027 282 8908 or 027 2828909

NEATGARDENS

Does your garden need monthly

maintenancetokeep it tidy and

looking good through the seasons?

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or pruning completed?

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Interior and Exterior Painting

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makes and models of

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ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS

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•24/7emergencycall out

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2396047

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ASHBURTON

GLASS LTD

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308-3918

214Wills Street

Ashburton

www.ashburtonglass.co.nz

office@ashburtonglass.co.nz

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ENGINEERING

Ashburton

General engineering and

mobile workshop

Ewan Cairns

0274354 031

Integritybuilds agood reputation

2414535

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all your painting and

property maintenance

• Painting

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• Full interior house clean, including carpets

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• Preparing/de-cluttering houses

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• Re-homing furniture

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“IntegrityEstate

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JukeBox Hire

Weddings,21st,

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Sound Systems &Lighting Hire

Phone DJ Dave

03 308 5106

027 251 0015

www.soundmanagement.co.nz

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TOTAL LAWN CARE SERVICES

Lawnmowing and

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Hedges

Garden tidy

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David &Debbie Sewell

Phone 027 4171732 l evenings 3078355

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•WOF Reports

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We offer the following:

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NEWS

28 Ashburton Courier, September 9, 2021

Invitation to view hall work

The Mt Somers Reserve Board is

inviting the communitytoan

afternoon tea this Sundayto

showcase upgrades at the Mt Somers

Hall. The event will be held under

new Alert Level 2guidelines.

Earthquake strengthening and

refurbishment workstarted in

February and was completed in

April.

Agrant fromthe Government’s

Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) of

$89,353.13 supported the costs of the

project which included the

strengthening of the building facade,

the freshening up of the supper

room, demolition of achimney and

painting work.Improvements have

also beenmadetothe lighting and

kitchenarea.

TheMtSomers Hallis100 years

old next year.

Light refreshments will be

provided at the community afternoon

tea which runs between 2pm and

4pm.

The Mt Somers Hall pictured under

scaffolding in February when the

upgrade work started.

CLUB NEWS

Mid Canterbury ProvincialRWNZ

With the appearance of Delta

covidcases andthe subsequent

introduction of Level 4and 3, it

seems along timesince weheldthe

AGMof MidCanterbury Provincial

RWNZ.

Office bearers were returned

withoutchange;Marg as president,

Sandraassecretary andTrish as

treasurer.

It wasapleasure to read a

citation, covering averybusy 15

years of RW involvement, before

Marion Dent was presented with

LifeMembershipofMid Canterbury

ProvincialRWNZ, by South Island

Board Member, Sharon Davie­

Martin.

Flood fund shared in community

Thirty six families and organisations

receivedashare of the$86,000

distributedthroughthe Mayoral

ReliefEmergency fund following the

May­flooding in the district.

The fundhas officially closedbut

Ashburton District mayor Neil

Brownsaidthe relief fundingwas to

help people affected as they dealt

with theaftermathand clean­up

from the devastating floods.

“Being able to supportour most

affectedresidents with asmall

financialcontribution is great. While

we never had the fundingtobeable

to fix all the problems our most

affectedresidents faced,this funding

enabled recipientstopay bills, get

off the farmfor afew nights, or bring

in specialised help to deal with some

immediateissues, like damaged

driveways.

“Wewerealso pleased to be able to

support the local Rural Women who

have beendoing an excellentjob of

ensuring our affected residents were

cared for throughregularmeal

deliveries.

“Wealso acknowledgedthe impact

the flood had on local community

infrastructure like walking and

cyclingtrails, so provided someseed

fundingfor flood recovery to the

Mountain Biking Ashburtonclub,

Ashburton Motorcycle Club, and the

Ashburton Lions Club so they canget

on andrepair whatare valuable

communityrecreation spaces.”

Mr Brownthanked all those who

We were privileged to have our

Mayor Neil Brown presentand give

congratulationstoour RW members

for theworkdonein thecommunity.

PaulineHewson, co­ordinator of

thescholarship committee,

introduced OliviaMacKenzie, the

recipientofthe $1000 scholarship

andwas presentedwitha

certificate.

Trophies were presentedand

competitionwinners announce with

vouchersfromArmadillo’s

presented. Competition judgesfrom

WI were thanked.

Guest speaker, Kate Acland was

introduced. Kate is awomen with

many talents. She leftusimpressed

withher commitment to many

Neil Brown

donated to the fund following the

flood.

“We live in agreat community that

rallies around those in need at times

of crisis,” he said.

The distributed funding came from

the Mayoral Relief Fund from NEMA

($58,000), ADCGive­a­littlepage

$8000, anddonated funds of $20,000.

The fundingrecipientscomesas

the CanterburyMayoral Forum

released it’s mid­term results of the

leadership, advocacyand regional

co­ordination shown for its

Canterbury communities.

The mayoral forum includesMid

Canterbury represented by

AshburtonDistrict mayor Neil

Brown.

The results, available at www.

canterburymayors.org.nz detail

progressofthe forum’s ‘Plan for

Canterbury 2020­22’.

Someofthe key priorities included

projects­ from gaining aMaster’s

degree at Lincoln and starting a

winery in Marlborough. Kate is

married to David and with their

threechildren farm Mt Somers

Stationwitha100 year visionfor the

farming family,encompassingmuch

diversification. Off­farm,Kate also

holds directorshiponthree boards.

Her closing remark “every

problem has asolution”, epitomises

her commitment.

Our nextmeetingisFriday 10

September,startingat9.45am

(withoutacuppa), at theSinclair

Centre.Ifcovid restrictionsdon’t

allowthis,you will be notified.

Inquiries, phoneMarg302 4717 or

Sandra 302 4754.

sustainableenvironmental

managementofhabitats, shared

economic prosperity, better freight

transport options, climate change

mitigationand adaptation, and

enabling the sustainable

managementofdrinking water,

wastewater andstormwater services.

The plan wasdevelopedin2020in

awareness of the Covid­19pandemic,

andreplaced the Canterbury

Regional Economic Development

Strategyled by the forum since 2015.

Someofthe forum’s key

achievementshaveincluded:

oversightofthe implementation of

the Canterbury Water Management

Strategy, the establishment of an

EssentialFreshwater Steering

Group to oversee aregional response

to the Essential Freshwater package,

working with partnerTeRunangao

Ngai Tahu to deliver the Canterbury

ThreeWaters Service Delivery

Review projecttounderstand the

probable impacts of the

Government’s three watersreform

on Canterburycouncilsand mapping

Canterbury’s state highways for

mobile blackspots, with the top ten

blackspots agreed by Canterbury

councils andemergency

managementagencies

Environment Canterbury chair

Jenny Hugheysaid forthe regional

council, being apart of this Forum

gave many opportunitiestospeak

with onevoice on issues that

mattered across Canterbury.

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HEALTH &BEAUTY

FOR LEASE

AWESOME OFFICE space

for lease, rent or hire. Park

like setting. Indoor and outdoor

areas. North West

town boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241

0800 58 78 22

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401 or

phone/text 021 554 570

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’tobring some form of ID.

TheAshburton Duty Practice for...

Saturday11th September is

MooreStreet Medical Centre, MooreStreet,Ashburton.

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday12th September is

Eastfield Health, 135 Tancred Street,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 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

POULTRY

FREE - Seven, brown, hyline,

chooks, 3 year old.

Some still laying. Phone

308 4438.

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available, long or

short term. Ashburton Storage

Facilities. Contact us

on 0274 362 636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz

TRADE &SERVICES

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.

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.

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 2YOU -for all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill 027 491 4210.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

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


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SITUATIONS VACANT

Head Caretaker

SITUATIONS VACANT

An exciting opportunityhas come up to

join our team at MountHutt College.

We seek aself-motivated and skilled tradie to join

our Property Team. This role is permanent and is

covered under the School Caretakers’, Cleaners’

and Canteen Staff CollectiveAgreement.

Hourly rate by negotiation. Hours and days of

work could also be negotiable for the successful

applicant.

To applyforthisposition(orforfurtherinformation)

pleaseemailthePrincipal’sSecretary,ShereeMcKay,

college@mthutt.school.nz

Alternatively, applications can be dropped off at

MountHutt College’s main reception.

Applications close on

Friday 24th September 2021.

Charge Nurse,VincentWard

Dunstan Hospital, Clyde

Come andlive the dream in CentralOtago!

Permanentfull-time position(1.0FTE)

MondaytoFriday,8am to 4.30pm

We have an exciting opportunity for aregistered nurse

with Charge Nurse or Associate Charge Nurse experience,

interested inthis key leadership position for our Vincent

Ward at Dunstan Hospital.This is afantasticopportunity to

secure arole immersed in the rural environment and show

youcan makeadifference and meetthe unique challenges

thatrural healthcare provides.

Specifically, the Charge Nurse is responsible for the

management ofthe ward including clinical leadership &

coordination, operational functions, quality and financial

performance, human resource management, quality and

risk management, clinical pathway development and other

service delivery improvements within the ward.

Formoreinformation onthis role andtoapply,please visit

our website: www.cohsl.co.nz/joinourteam

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SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

RegisteredNurses

Dunstan Hospital

Come and livethe dream in CentralOtago!

Variousfixedterm, part-timeand permanent

roles available

Dunstan Hospital is arural trust hospital based in

Clyde, Central Otago. We have excitingopportunities

for registered nurses to secure arole on our highly

impressivewardwhere youwill receivethe best rural

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

spectrum.

For more information or to apply, please visit our

website: www.cohsl.co.nz/joinourteam

ChargeNurse, DistrictNursing

DunstanHospital,Clyde

An awesome opportunitytolivein

CentralOtago

Permanent full-time position(1.0 FTE)

We have agreat opportunity for aregistered nurse with

leadership and/or district nursing experience interested in

thiskey leadershippositionwithin ourDistrictNurse team

at DunstanHospital. This is afantastic opportunitytosecure

aroleimmersed in therural environment andshowyou can

make adifferenceand meettheunique challenges that rural

healthcareprovides.

The Charge Nurse District provides strong clinical

leadership to ourdistrictnursingteam,ensuringweprovide

aconsistently highstandardofclinical caretopatients and

their families/whanau, whilstacting as apositiverolemodel

across the organisation. Thesuccessfulapplicant willwork

closelywith themedicalteam andall members of thewider

multidisciplinaryteam.

Formoreinformation on thisroleandtoapply,please visit

our website: www.cohsl.co.nz/joinourteam

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SITUATIONS VACANT

CLASSIFIEDS

Ashburton Courier, September 9, 2021

SITUATIONS VACANT

bureau chief

Gore

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SITUATIONS VACANT

AlliedPress Limitedisthe largest independently owned Media

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Reporting to theEditors ofThe Ensign(Regional Editor) and

ODT(EditorinChief), this role plays akey role in thegrowth and

strengthening of The Ensign, aweekly localpaper establishedin

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supportingtheeditorialteamintheGore office. Sub-editingand

layoutskillswould be an advantage butare notessential.Thisis

an exciting timetobeworking for this leading independentNew

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Applicationswillclose on Friday, 17 September 2021.

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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

TRADE &SERVICES

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.

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.

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 cover letter 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

TRADE &SERVICES

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

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

PLASTERING

&COATINGS

2413350

Rockcote. Waterproofing.

Texture/Specialist

Coatings.

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2390672

Nursing Director and

Quality Manager (Fulltime)

Central OtagoHealth ServicesLtd

(DunstanHospital) CentralOtago

This new fulltime position will be based atDunstan

Hospital in Clyde, Central Otago. Situated 2.5 hours

away from the base hospital in Dunedin, we are

passionate about ruralhealthcare and serving our rural

communities.

This role combines strategic, nursing leadership from

a professional perspective with providing leadership

and oversight of COHSL’s Quality Assurance and

Improvement Programme. The role will provide

professional advice to the CEO, Clinical Services

Manager and others in the clinician management

partnership on mattersrelating to Nursing Practiceand

will foster astrong quality improvement culture across

theorganisation.

Formoreinformation on this role and to apply,please

visitour website: www.cohsl.co.nz/joinourteam

TRADE &SERVICES

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Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

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TRADE &SERVICES

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.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

POTATOES; Nadine, Red

Rascall and Agria $1.25kg,

or pre-ordered 10kg bags

$10. Phone 03 308 3195 or

027 531 9103. 81 Elizabeth

Street, Ashburton.

Dental Assistant

We are alocally owned and operated modern

dental practice based in Ashburton with 3

Dentists and 2OralHealth Therapists. Wehave an

opportunity for afriendly person to join our busy

team.

We arelooking forsomeone who is well presented,

energetic,physically fit andhas the abilitytobuild

rapport with patients in acheerful light-hearted

manner.

Youwill support the Clinician by assisting during

dental appointments and instrument sterilisation.

For this you will need to be well organised

with attention to detail and be able to follow

instructions.

Computer skills and adriver’slicenceare required,

worth noting apolicecheck will be done.

If you want to work in a positive, fast paced

environment where patient care is the number

one priority please apply inperson or send your

coverletter and CV to:

Bernie Jopson

PracticeCoordinator

bernie@parksidenz.co.nz

03 038 7472

Applications close for this position on

Tuesday14th September 2021 at 5.00pm.

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30 Ashburton Courier, September 9, 2021

reporter

Balclutha – Clutha Leader

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Areyou areporter withaclear eyefor thefacts, but canalso

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andcontributors across its15South Island locations, thegroup

hassignificant interestsindigitaland print media,web,regional

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Theideal candidate will be aself-starter posessing:

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•Ahighdegree of personal responsibility andinitiative.

•The abilitytoprogressmultiple parallel tasksand meet

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Aclean, full NZ drivinglicenceisessential.This full-timerole includes

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If youthink thisrole is foryou, please apply with acoveringletter and

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Pleasenoteyou musthavethe right to workinNew Zealand

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sponsorship or visa support at this time.

Job Vacancies

Position: Bilingual Health Navigator, RefugeeSettlement

SupportServiceAshburton–2positions

Bilingual: Hazaragi, Dari/Farsi and English

Location: Refugee SettlementSupportService, Ashburton

Hours of Work: 40hrs full time.

Bilingual Health NavigatorRole

TheRefugee SettlementSupportServiceinAshburtonislooking fortwo

Bilingual Health Navigators to join our team. TheBilingual Health Navigatorwill

supportnewly arrivedformer refugees to access healthrelatedservices.Akey

componentofthis role will be to actasaninterpreterfor clients when they are

accessing health services.You will receiveongoing professional developmentin

your role as interpreteraswell as relevanttrainingthatwill assist youwith the

skills and experienceneeded forthis position.

Forculturally appropriate servicedeliveryweare seeking 1maleand 1female

Bilingual Navigator. We welcome individual applications or jointapplications

from membersofthe same family.

TheCurrent Ethnic Refugee SettlementCommunityinAshburton: Afghan

(Hazara,Tajik)

Bilingual Health NavigatorSkills:

We arelooking forcandidateswho have the following key attributes:

•You will have relevantworkorlived experienceinthe refugee field,aseither a

former refugee and/or have extensive knowledge of Afghan culture.

•Have ahigh level of Hazaragi, Dari/Farsi and English language skills

•Have ahigh level of cultural safetyand the abilitytoworkwith respectand

empathywith people from differentcultural backgrounds.

•Have aworking level of computer skills,email,Word.

•Have excellenttime managementskills.

•Have good communicationskills.

•Hold acurrent motor vehicle driver’s license and willing to travel to fulfil job

requirements

•Empathy withhumanitarian causes

•Enthusiasm and commitmenttoworkaspartofateam

•Thereisanexpectation thatthe person is based in Ashburton-Safer Mid

Canterburywill supportand contributetowards relocation costs.

To read job description and download application form go to:

www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz careers webpage.

Applications close Friday1st October

Forfurther questions,please contact AniKoperu on: 033081395

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FIREWOOD

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OFFCUTS

$140 PER CORD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

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1corddry

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C.O.D. in town

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

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HOME SERVICES

SELL

BIG Roosters for eating. $17.

each (live). Phone 302

6909. Please leave amessage.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

2414491

FIREWOOD Logs available.

Blue gum and hybrid black

poplar. Phone Andrew

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247 5577

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.

SELL

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

2379296

2379300

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

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

days.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Kindly sponsored by

Adrienne Patterson

Ph308 4432

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICE

We areopenour usual

hours and following

Level2guidelines

Adult cats available

9months -3years old

Thank youfor the food donations.

OUTOFZONE ENROLMENTSFOR 2022

2414174

The Methven Primary School Board of

Trustees is accepting applications from

parents/caregivers who wish to enrol their

child atMethven Primary School in2022. A

limited number of out ofzone places will be

available for New Entrant -Year 5Students.

An enrolmentscheme andzoneisinplace and

detailsofthiscan be obtainedfromthe school

office or website.

The deadlinefor outofzoneapplicationsfor

2022 is 3pm, Friday15 th October.

Application formsare availablefrom:

SchoolOffice-03 3028500

Website-www.methven.school.nz/enrolment

We invite parents/caregivers to contact the

office ifthey wish tolearn more about our

school andarrange atour.

Ashburton

FanciersSociety

PoultryAucon

10 October 2021

Entries Close

25 September 2021

Writefor Selling

Schedule to:

BGlassey

No 4RD,Ashburton, 7774

or go to our website

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SOUTH/MID-Canterbury

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,

daley newspapers

1950-1970. Phone Darcy

03 348 1783.

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.

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

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Thurs 9th &Fri 10th

10.00 Queen Bees

10.00 Respect

11.50 Spacejam 2

12.45 Jungle Cruise

2.00 Queen Bees

3.05 Reminiscence

3.50 Free Guy

5.15 TheSuicide Squad

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7.40 Respect

8.10 Free Guy

Sat11th

10.00 Spacejam 2

10.00 Jungle Cruise

12.10 Queen Bees

12.20 Respect

2.00 Spacejam 2

2.55 Jungle Cruise

4.10 Free Guy

5.15 TheSuicide Squad

6.10 Reminiscence

7.40 Respect

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Sun 12th

10.00 Spacejam 2

10.00 Jungle Cruise

12.10 Queen Bees

12.20 Respect

2.00 Spacejam 2

2.55 Jungle Cruise

4.10 Free Guy

5.15 Respect

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8.00 TheSuicide Squad

8.15 Free Guy

Mon13th, Tues 14th

&Wed 15th

10.00 Queen Bees

10.00 Respect

11.50 Spacejam 2

12.45 Jungle Cruise

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3.05 Reminiscence

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5.15 TheSuicide Squad

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Reminiscence, Respect

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illness?

EDUCATIONAL

MEETINGS

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Dangerous GoodsCourse

NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor

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CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place

Forfurtherinformation

PhoneChristine027 245 2563

MEETINGS

SOUTH &

MID CANTERBURY

Monthly meeting-15th September @7.30pm

Caroline BayCommunity Lounge,Timaru

New members and investors welcome.

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Allservices

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To support, educate,and inspireproperty

investors in the South and MidCanterburyregions.

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