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Gates get

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ann Cuthbertson was always going to get

her covid vaccinations andwas bookedin

for early October.

It was not only important for New

Zealanders health andtohelp reopenthe

country’s borders,but she wantedto

protectthe more vulnerable in her life

from theill­effects of the virus.

Awalk­in covid vaccination clinic at

Rakaia Community Hall poppedupat

short notice lastweek,and her employer,

Van Zanten FlowerbulbsLtd,gave the

chancefor staff working to attend.

She, along with another three

employees tookupthe offer andattended

as walk­ins to be vaccinated.

MrsCuthbertson said gettingvaccinated

at thewalk­inclinic­andcancelling her

October appointment­meantshe was

vaccinated thesameday as her husbandwho

already had abooking in place.

AnotherVan Zantenemployee, Melissa

Chilton, was alreadybooked in to be

vaccinated at the clinic. Shewas not

confident about getting the vaccine after

hearing of peoplefeeling unwell

Above: Sunethra Balasoorya, left, Ann Cuthbertson and Melissa Chilton after their covid

vaccinations. Below: Rakaia Medical Centre’s Debbie Renga, left, with Life Pharmacy

Ashburton’s Simon Church and Maxine Chisnall at the Rakaia Community Hall.

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afterwards, buthad still bookedan

appointment.

The women,along with workmate

Sunethra Balasoorya, seamlessly sailed

throughtheir vaccinationswith staff from

Life Pharmacy Ashburton, Rakaia

Medical Centre andWaitaha Primary

Health,spent therequired 15minutes wait

afterwards and were backatwork in time

for afternoonsmoko.

Mrs Cuthbertson didnot even have time

to open theweighty novel she was

carrying.

Simon Church,ofAshburtonLife

Pharmacy, said the majority attending

were getting their first covid jabs andup

to 300peoplewere expected.

They had also opened up for walk­ins

(people without appointmentsorthose

who hadbooked but wantedtohave their

vaccinations earlier).

The clinic was partofapush locally to

geteveryone in thecommunity accessto

their first vaccination,and free up

capacityonthe vaccinationschedule, he

said.

Life Pharmacy Ashburtonwas the first

covidvaccinatorinMid Canterburyand,

since starting in May, had completedmore

than 11,000 vaccinations.

Most people had prebooked, so staffhad

prepared covid vaccination cards which

made the process faster, Mr Churchsaid.

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AshburtonDomain gates

havebeenbrought backto

life andearnedalocal

painter and coating

specialist recognition for

hiscompany’s work.

Thegates, located off

WestStreetnearthe

domainoffice, date back

to 1897 and were showing

their age before

AshburtonDistrict

Council commissioned

The FinishingCompany

to clean them up.

Ornate columnsholding

the gates up were also

given amajorrefresh and

werepreviously green

and weather beaten.

Finishing Company

directorCraig Bishop

saidit wasasatisfying

projectfor himtobe

involved with.

‘‘It’s oneofthose once

in alifetimeprojects

where youget to keep

history going.’’

Thetwo metrehigh

gates were made nearly

125 years andhad been

verywellcrafted, he said.

Twobig main gates in

the centre of theentrance

spanned fourmeters,

while gates eitherside

wereeachametre wide.

The project was amajor

logistical exercise, Mr

Bishop said.

‘‘Ittook fourofustolift

the big gates off.’’

Thegates and columns

Wool Carpet

Sale

The Finishing Company director Craig Bishop in front of the refurbished West Street

domain gates.

hadbeentouched up over

the years, butnever

completely restored,he

said.

Theproject started

with onsitemoss

treatment of thegatesand

columns.

Thegates were

transferred offsite and

sandblasted back to bare

wroughtiron.

Once in the spraybooth

acoating of zincprimer

NATIONWIDE

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Laminate Floors

Sale

wasapplied, followedby

acoatofharddrying

primer and twocoats of

epoxyblack gloss.

The 1897 date on the

centregates standsout in

bright yellow.

Thefour ornate

columnswere rendered

with construction systems

plasters and afinal coat

sponge finish tomatch.

Theenhancement

project has cost $10,000

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and earnedThe Finishing

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Awards forExcellence

andWorkmanship.

The companywas also

recognised with fourgold

awards for interior and

exteriorwork completed

on threeproperties

around thedistrict.

Warning issued for EA Networks

The Commerce Commission has

issued electricity lines company EA

Networks awarning for

contravening its regulated price

path by about $3.3million in the 2021

assessment period. The commission

also accepted enforceable

undertakings from the Ashburtonbased

company for contravening its

regulated price path by about

$52,000 in the 2020 assessment

period.

The electricity distribution

business has around 19,900

consumers and, as aregulated

monopoly under the Commerce Act,

is subject to price­quality regulation

through adefault price­quality path.

The path sets alimit on the total

revenue EA Networks can earn,

which affects how much consumers

pay for lines charges in their

electricity bills.

Commissioner Elisabeth Welson

said as part of its reporting

obligations, EA Networks disclosed

to the commission that it had

contravened its price path in the

2020 assessment period.

Subsequently, the commission

identified an error in EA Networks

pricing for the 2021 assessment

period.

“The commission decided to

accept enforceable undertakings

from EA Networks under which it

would return its overcharge to

consumers in respect of the 2020

price path contravention and to

issue awarning in respect of the

2021 price path contravention” she

said.

Ms Welson said the commission’s

investigations found EA Networks

price­setting conduct in the 2020 and

2021 assessment periods to be

careless, and the result of human

error and insufficient controls.

“In making our enforcement

decisions, we considered that EA

Networks acted quickly and in

consumers’ best interests to

announce arefund of approximately

$3.5 million in the 2021 assessment

period.

‘‘Also, in response to the 2020

contravention, EA Networks has now

taken steps to prevent price­path

contraventions occurring again in

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Rebuild starts at Ashburton Intermediate

Brent Gray in front of theold school meeting

room, the first building to be demolished in

the big rebuildproject.

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Fencing is upandthe firststage of a

bigrebuildproject at Ashburton

Intermediate Schoolhas startedat

last.

Thirteen teaching spaces areset to

bereplaced, includingclassroom and

technology spaces, andtherewill be

strengthening work on stairwells in

the two­storey block.

Thework is scheduledtotake 600

daysand $6 millionwas allocatedfor

the projectwhenfunding was

announcedinFebruary2018.

Intermediate Schoolprincipal

Brent Graysaidtheproject was

excitingfor theschool andalso

overdue.

He saidtemporaryprefabs had

been setupatthe school in 1974

whenithad first opened.

Those prefabs were stillthere

nearly50years later,butwere going

andwouldn’tbemissed.

Thefirst stageinthe rebuildisthe

demolitionofBlock 7, whichwas a

schoolmeetingroom,and formerly

thestaff room at the AshburtonHigh

School,which formerly occupiedthe

site.

Fencinghadgoneupinthatarea

andaround thebasketball courtson

theGreyand Cassstreets corner of

theschool site.

Anew buildingfeaturingeight

teachingareas willbebuilt.

Mr Graysaidanew technology

block wouldfollow.

That block wouldreplace prefab

roomscurrently usedfor hard

materials,fabrics, food, scienceand

artand would featureasharedspace

in the middle.

He said earthquake workonthe

stairs in the twostoryblock was

included in theproject.

Itwas hopedtoreplacethe

buildingitselfsometimeinthe

future.

‘‘Wecan’t improvethe useofthe

blockasitstands,but we canupgrade

thingswithin it.’’

MrGray saidthe Intermediate

School project and arebuild at

Allenton School were bothbeing

managed by theLogic Groupon

behalf oftheMinistryofEducation

andstagedphasesaimed to minimise

disruption.

The buildings at Intermediate

Schoolwillform aUshapewhen

work is completed andnewcourts

arelikelytobeaddedatalaterdate.

The school hasarollof420 at

present, amaximum of450 andanew

enrolmentzonescheme thatis

effective from Term 1nextyear.

COUNCIL BRIEFS

FACILITY INTEGRATION

The integrationofAshburton’s art gallery and

museum is progressingsteadily.

AshburtonArt Gallery andHeritage Centre

director Shirin Khosraviani told councillors at an

activitybriefing that integration was not goingto

happen overnight.

Itwas ‘‘tracking along’’, but there had beena

few IT issues.

Therehad been afew staff meetingsand a

plan of actionwas beingfollowed, shesaid.

AshburtonArt Gallery becameacouncilcontrolled

organisation in June. The museum

has beenacouncil managed operationsince

2014.

LAKECAMP TREES

Morework is planned to remove pine trees at

LakeCamp.

The pinus contortaaround the lake areseen

as posing awildingspeciesrisk.

Sometreeswereremovedlast year, but more

havebeen identified for removal.

Availablefunding fromEnvironment

Canterbury willbeused and logging will be

overseenbyAshburton District Council’s

forester.

Logs proceeds will be usedtobuy natives that

will be replanted in thearea.

NITRATE REPORT

Afollow-upreportonfreshwater nitrates in Mid

Canterburyisnearing completion.

Farm systemsand budgetanalysis work has

beencompleted, as well as economic analysis.

Asummarypaper is being compiled and also

astakeholder engagement plan.

Arowhenuaand the MayoralForumwill be

consulted with as part of the processtofinalise

the report.

COAL TAR FOUND

Layersofcoaltar have been found on sections

of Eastand Havelock streets during recent

upgradeworkinthe Ashburton CBD.

Coal tar was usedasabinding agentonroad

construction until the 1970s and has sincebeen

replacedbyasphalt.

Itisclassified as ahazardous and its

excavationand disposalhas to followstrict

guidelines.

Layers of tar, between 50mm and100mm

thick, have been found andinsome placesand

sometimes two or three layers on top of each

other.

The coaltar is nowbeingtakentoanECan

treatment siteatTemuka whereitistreatedand

disposed of.

RECYCLING BINS

There was somegood recycling behaviour by

residents during the recentLevel4lockdown.

Contaminationinthe district’s recycling bins

was around 5per centand stayedatthe same

levelaspre-lockdown contamination.

Glasswas not collected under Level 4, but

recommencedunder Level 3.

Between 150 and 250 vehicles visited the

Ashburton Resource Recovery Park each day in

the firstweekofLevel3.

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Logging income hit by wind damage

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Recent wind damage around

thedistrict is settocost

AshburtonDistrict Council

(ADC)valuable logging

income.

Trees needtobesalvaged

from damaged plantations

covering an areaof65

hectares.

ADCforester Terry O’Neill

told councillorsatarecent

briefing thatthe salvagevalue

of the treeswas estimated at

$327,000.

The bookvalue ofthose

treeswas$403,000, butthe

Drone footage showing damage

to one of council’s plantations.

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valueatmaturitywas $1.042

million.

He said thedamage to trees

acoupleofweeksagowas

moresignificantthan first

thought.

‘‘Theeventwas significant,

butwas nottothesameextent

as thedamage causedeight

yearsago.’’

He said there wasahigher

cost toextractdamaged trees

andanestimated $130,000was

needed to re­establish trees.

Mr O’Neillsaid adrone

would be used to givemore

detailed assessments.

Most ofthetrees damaged

were onmatureplantations

located onreserveblocks.

Cr LynetteLovett said

farmingtreeswas likeanytype

of farming and losses needed

to be budgeted for.

Cr Angus McKay said

Canterbury couldget wind

damageand thatwas never

goingtochange.

MayorNeil Brownaskedif

plantationlandcould besold

toneighbouringfarms.

Mr O’Neill said council had

alotofplantationsonreserve

landand hadbeentryingto

dispose of freehold blocks.

Some land was difficult to

sellanditcamewiththeadded

costs of de­stumping.

He toldcouncillorsthat

forests plantedpre 1990were

not eligiblefor carbon credits

and thatcredits only applied

tonew forests plantedonunforestedland.

Thecouncil’sforestry stock

totalsaround1300ha.

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DANIEL.TOBIN

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People looking for rental

accommodation in Ashburton are

facing an uphill battle.

Acombination of covid,

government introducing healthy

home standards and atax hike for

landlords has created aperfect

storm causing investment property

owners to sell up.

Alot of the purchasers are first

home buyers due to low interest

rates, so the people left out in the

cold are the tenants who are given 90

days to move out, and often need to

rely on tax funded emergency

housing.

Shinene Appleton, of Ashburton,

was pregnant with her third child

when her and partner Ben’s rental

went on the market in March this

year.

The couple had the foresight to

start the hunt straight away, not

waiting for the house to sell and the

90 day notice to be issued. It took

over five months to find anew home.

‘‘We looked through between 15­20

houses and only got offered one, the

rest were unsuccessful,’’ she said.

Being pregnant added to the strain

of trying to find ahome for the family

as time ran out.

‘‘It was avery stressful time

looking for anew rental. It got to the

point where we had afew weeks left

to be out and Ithought we would end

up in emergency accommodation.

Lucky we got offered ahouse and

took it straight away.’’

Property manager Jan Smith said

competition in the district’s rental

market was high and recommended

people looking for arental acted fast,

had good references and had abetter

chance of securing atenancy if they

did not have pets.

Choosing ahome over apet can be

ahard choice.

‘‘Some owners can get upset when

asked if they would consider

rehoming their pet, but this could be

just temporary, maybe live there for

six months and once you have

proven yourself approach the owner

about getting apet,’’ Mrs Smith said.

With the increase in first home

buyers there are less rental

properties on the market.

‘‘Previously we would have had

10­15 properties available, this week

there are only three.’’

Shinene Appleton

When the properties were listed

they can get over ten inquiries in an

hour, with competition so stiff she

recommended tenants put their best

foot forward and treat viewings like

ajob interview.

‘‘We are having group viewings

now, up to 20 people can come to a

viewing, it can be heartbreaking,

there is only one person or family we

can give apositive answer to,’’ she

said.


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5

Colin crafts impressive 28­wheeler

Colin Smith is quietand

unassuming, but he lets his

hands do thetalking when its

comes to woodworking

projects.

Hislatestcreation is a

28­wheeler model truck made

from six different types of wood.

Theformer shepherd spent

the recent lockdown working on

the project in his home

workshop.

It’s an eye­catcher and

cleverly crafted.

The modelisbased on a

Wilson Bulk Transport truck

and abulk bin will be fitted.

Colin saidhis usual approach

to any project wastowork

slowly andsteadily.

Working with good wood was a

pleasure and theprocess didn’t

need to be hurried.

Colin saidheenjoyed giving

away some of the things he

made.

Hisnextproject is amodel

road train, which will be a

bigger and more complex

challenge.

Colin, whohas been active

with woodworking since he

retired 15 years ago, is also a

dabbler with paints.

He uses acrylics mostly and

some of his canvases have

Left: Colin Smith’s impressive 28­wheeler made of six different

types of wood. Above: Colin works on making wheels on the lathe

at the Ashburton Menz Shed.

included large sawblades.

Ideasfor projectsare often

inspired by talking to his mates

at the AshburtonMenz Shed,

where he has been amember for

the last seven years.

‘‘I’ve learnt alot from them

over the years and if Idon’t

know something, I’ll ask.’’

‘‘Someone always has the

know how andthey’re all good

men,’’ he said.

New water meters

are on the way

Smart waters metersare being

procuredfrom overseas and will

be usedfor all newinstallations

and also forthe Methven water

trialproject.

Ashburton District Council

(ADC) assetsmanager Andrew

Guthrietold councillorsata

recent briefingthat the new

meters would notbeused to

replaceexisting meters, unless

thosemeterswere failing.

Smartmetershad beenused

for sometimeaspartofthe

renewalprogramme, he said.

If Ashburton moved toasmart

meteringsystem then

technology could be

investigated thatgaveamore

real timefeel to data collection.

CurrentlyADCstaff had to get

closetometers to be able to get

readings and then download

information, Mr Guthriesaid.

Datafrom smart meters can

record daily and annual

consumption and help findleaks

faster and more efficiently.

Upgrades likesensors and

repeaters can alsobeadded.

Methven was chosenfor a

water meter trialinMay which

will help detectleaks in its

drinkingwater scheme.

The data collected from the

Methvenwater monitoring will

influence if meters will be rolled

outfor the whole of Mid

Canterbury.

Some918 smart meters willbe

installedinthe township and

thecost of the trial, estimated at

$1 million, will be spread across

all properties in the districton

an ADCwatersupply.

The newbatch of smart meters

is expected to arrive before the

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St John course

helps volunteers

St JohnMid Canterbury haverun a

firstaid course to helpvolunteers

of community organisations

recognise andrespond to people

experiencing mentalhealth

concerns.

It was takenbySt Johntutor

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national mentalhealthawareness

week, fromSeptember 27 to

October3.

It had the financialsupport of

the Trevor Wilson Charitable

Trust.

St JohnMid Canterbury

executiveofficer Elaine

Vallender said14volunteerswere

able to attend due to covid

restrictions.

The St Johnmental healthfirst

aid course taught skills and

knowledge to recognise and

respond to someoneexperiencing

mental healthconcerns.

It helps the participants build

up theirown mental fitness as well

asassistingothers.

‘We are thrilled that the Trevor

Wilson CharitableTrusthave

assisteduswith funding so that we

can provide training,’’she said.

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Winz memorial unveiled

Anew memorial has

beenunveiled at the

former Work and

Income building on Cass

Street, Ashburton, to

honour Peggy Noble and

SusanLeighCleveland

wholosttheirlives

insidein2014.

Aprevious memorial

outside of the building,

which is occupied by

Community House Mid

Canterbury,was

vandalisedinJune.

The replacement

memorial has once

again been carvedin

Oamaru stonebylocal

artist Peter Green.

It features apaua

shell inlayand

commemorativeplaque.

The spherical

sculpturewas unveiled

at aprivateceremony

lastweekand those

invitedincludedfamily

of the two women.

The firstcommunity

memorial to thewomen

waserected in April

2016.

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Funding will support

young actors on tour

Young actorsassociated with BigLittle

TheatreCompany (BLTC)willdevise a

theatre piece around conflict and

challenge, and tour next yearthanks to

recent funding support.

The theatregroup hasreceivedfunding

from theCreativeCommunities Scheme

andotherfundingfromAshburtonDistrict

Councilwhich willenable it to take the

work on the road.

BLTCdirectorJackieHeffernansaid the

support would enable BLTC to continue its

adventures as atouring company,

something it had tasted andthoroughly

enjoyed earlier this year.

‘‘I think we are in an exciting transitional

phase as theatre makers.

‘‘Wewanttobepartofthatchangeby

continuingtopursue different ways of

telling our collective stories in ways that

make arealdifferencetoour audience.’’

The project would provide opportunities

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terms.

‘‘Thereisnothing to be gained by getting

them to re­do the same oldshows in exactly

thesameway as everyone elseandoverand

over again.’’

The theme of the theatre piece is the

impact of challenge and conflict on our

relationshipsand therewillbeaworldwar

backdrop,Mrs Heffernansays.

It will be theatre,paredback and without

technicalwizardry, but would feature great

storiesperformed well.

Thewar story project will begin at

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Ashburton Courier, September 30, 2021

7

Former NZ ski collections manager Jan Lane with some of the exhibits at the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall including awooden ski from the early 1900’s.

PHOTOS DANIEL TOBIN

Clarity wanted for historic ski collection

DANIEL.TOBIN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Anationally significant

historical ski collection housed

at the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall is

in danger of falling into

disrepair says one concerned

Methven resident.

TheNew Zealand Alpine &

Agriculture Encounter opened

in 2011 and is visited by around

130 people each month,with

covid levels restricting the

number ofvisitors.

Jan Lane, whoworked as NZ

ski collections manager, saida

committee of 10 people worked

together to build theexhibition

finding historical items

nationwide.

‘‘It was huge, sourcing all the

things from around NZ,making

sure they were catalogued and

filed accurately.''

Over the years the committee

members moved on leaving Jan

as the only person looking after

the collection, until she left in

2018.

Theexhibition displays the

two main features of Methven's

heritage, arable farming and the

ski industry.

Exhibits include a

reconstruction of ski field

pioneer Willi Huber’s hut, a

helicopter used for heli skiing

and mannequins sporting past

Olympian equipment, medals

and clothing.

Sir Edmund Hillary also

features decked out in period

wooden skis and clothing sitting

on achair from the original

chair liftatMtRuapehu.

Vintage ski memorabilia still

arrives at the museum, donated

by people who want to have

their itemstaken care of, but

Jan is concerned the items are

left untouched with no­one to

catalogue them.

‘‘All these treasures have

been gifted to thismuseum to be

held in asafe place for ever,’’

Jan said.

The collection is community

owned, the Methven Memorial

Hall is owned by the Ashburton

District Council (ADC).

ADC community services

group mangerSteveFabish said

council has recently provided

Ashburton Museum staff time to

assess thecollection and look at

what is required to ensure it is

protected, and options for

display.

‘‘Discussions are being held,

with thehall committeeabout

refreshing the display.

‘‘Council plan to workwith

Methven historical groupsand

community volunteers on the

future storage and display of the

skicollection.

There arenoplansfor New

Zealand Alpine displaytobe

removed,’’ he said.

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8 Ashburton Courier, September 30, 2021

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Workshops focus on re­using, swapping

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

There will be afocus on re­using,

swapping and repairing at three

upcoming workshops in Ashburton.

The community will be encouraged

and assisted to do right by the

environment by re­usingold t­shirts to

make bags, swap and share seedsand

repair clothing that might otherwise be

thrownaway.

Environment educatorLesleyOttey,

who is contracted to run Ashburton

District Council’s water and waste

education contract, says there is nothing

more satisfyingthan diverting items

from landfill and also growingyour fruit

and vegetables.

With the right ideas and attitude alot

of goodthings can be achieved, she says.

MrsOttey is keentocontinue get the

wordaboutthe benefits of aseeddesk,

aconcept thatencourages community

groups,schools and otherstobuild up

seedstocks andthen to sharethem.

MrsOttey has astockofold fashioned

school desks with lids that areavailable

for the community to useasaseed

store.

‘‘We started the conceptinKaiapoi 10

years ago andover theyears it’s just

grown and grown.’’

Aworkshop in the education centreat

the AshburtonResourceRecovery Park

is planned at 2.30pm on October 15 to

addressthe seedswapconcept.

Groupsinterested are asked to call

Mrs Ottey on 027 333 1314 to book a

place.

Sheisalso happy to go out into the

community to talk seeds.

Aworkshop at the AshburtonPublic

Library on October 4willmake bags

fromt­shirts.Itrunsfrom10.30amuntil

11.30am.

Another workshop on October16will

mark International Repair Dayand

people can learn the basicsofsewing on

abutton, patchingand darning.

Thesession runs foranhourfrom

10.30am and willbeheld at the

education centre.

‘‘Textilewastetolandfill is huge.

‘‘It is better to buy andrepair, thanto

throw away,’’ Mrs Otteysaid.

Environmenteducator Lesley Otteywith

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keen to see used by community groups

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Flood funds, and Delta

Iwanted to take this

opportunity to give an

updateonthe flood recovery

fund. As you are aware, an

additional $4 millionflood

recovery fund was

announced in earlyJuly.

Grantsare to help clear

flood debris from farm

paddocks,such as shingle,

boulders, trees, and silt,

enabling landtobebrought

back into production as

quickly as possible. The

fund means that MPI will

contribute up to half of the

clean­up cost for

uninsurable works.

It’s important to note that

industry representative

bodies(Beef +Lamb,

DairyNZ, Federated

Farmers and Deer Industry

NZ) helped set the criteria

for the fund focusing on

greatest need, and how the

funding could havethe

greatest impact. Grant

applicationsare being

considered by an

independent panel made up

of people with knowledgeof

farming and our local

Ashburton

October 14, 15,

18, 19, 20

communities. Sector groups

and localMayors helpedto

select the panel members.

They’re localexpertsand

community leaders who will

helpensureafair and

equitable distribution of

funds.

At thisstage, 82 farmers

and growers havebeen

offered agrant for clean­up

costs.

About 50 applications are

pending, with these either

withthe panel for

assessment, or backwith the

applicant to providefurther

information. 38 applications

did not meet the criteria.

Fourhave come backwith

additionalinformation

currentlybeing considered

by the panel. Once grants are

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Family Notices

Deaths Deaths

Deaths Acknowledgement

DALY Kevin Michael, on

September 26, 2021 at

Methven. 68 years young.

With great sadness Kev passed

away peacefully at home.

Much loved husband of Kate,

beloved Dad to Kevin, Kerri,

James, Sara, Matt and Emily.

Loved father-in-law to James,

Nic, Roger, Bubbles and Nikki.

A much adored and loved

Pop toDanielle, the late Libby,

Harry, Willie and Toby Lemon.

Madeline and Kateline Daly.

Jack, Louis, Max and Wal

Daly. Gracie, Abi, Molly and

Dougie Peacock. Great Pop

to Hugo, Ollie and Sophie.

The lollie pops were always

well stocked in the truck.

A cheeky fun loving brother

and uncle to all his siblings,

nephews and nieces. Messages

to the Daly family c/- P O

Box 472, Ashburton 7740.

“For you Kev, the worries are

over, lay down and rest your

head,we’ll put the truck in shed”

Due to COVID restrictions, a

private funeral for Kevin will be

held.

Paterson’s

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DUDLEY, Ian Palmer, on

September 24, 2021, at

Ashburton, aged 86 years.

Dearly loved husband of the

late Cynthia. Much loved

father and father-in-law of

David and Suzanne (Hamilton),

Richard and Sue, Debbie and

Gordon Guthrie, and Kerry

Rolleston (Ahipara). Loving

Pop ofSamantha and James,

Jack and Kelsey, and Tomand

Annabelle; Tayler and James,

Alex and Sarah, and great-Pop

to Lochie, Nicole, and Hugo.

Messages to the Dudley family

c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton

7740. Aprivate service for Ian

will be held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

Supporting thecommunity

96 Tancred Street, Ashburton.

Phone307 8317

JONES, RobertArthur: Passed

away peacefully at Ashburton

Hospital on September 26,

2021, surrounded by his family.

Aged 85.

Loved and devoted

husband of the late Heather

and loved father and father inlawofAndrea

and Brian Hanna,

Brent and Coleen, Katrina and

Jos Mensen, Rachael and Nigel

Barron, Leighton and Nikki.

Beloved Pop of Hilary and Stu,

Richard and Emily; George and

Rebekah; Charlotte and Sam,

Robert and Alice; Mitchell,

and Jessica; Lily, and Ryan;

and great Grandpop of Rosa;

Henri and Max. Due toCovid

restrictions aprivatefuneral will

be held at his church in Carew

on Friday 1 October at 1pm.

Youare warmly invited to pay

your respects at 2.30pm forthe

intermentatCracroftCemetery.

Messages to the Jones family,

c/- P O Box 472, Ashburton

7740. For those wishing to

view the service online go to

www.patersonsfunerals.co.nz

funeral notices and click on

Roberts’s noticefor the link.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

KEITH, Alistair: Passed away,

peacefully, on18.9.21. After a

long battle he is finally at peace.

Much lovedhusband of Allison,

loved father of Jordan, loved

stepfather of Kristen, Jessi and

the late Steven, loved Gramps

of Ryder and Alex, loved

brother of Rodney, the late

Heather, Sandra and Richard,

loveduncle of Glen and Narelle,

Dean and Brenda, Simon and

Stacey.

ROWE, Mark: At Coldstream

Lifecare, Ashburton on

Wednesday, September 22,

2021. Aged 79 years. Much

lovedDad of Amanda and Paul,

and Stacy. Cherished Grandad

of Sean.

Special thanks to the staff at

Coldstream Lifecare for their

careand support.

Messages to:The Rowe Family,

c/- 78 Barker Road,Rakaia 7710.

A private family service has

been held.

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TWAMLEY Brent John

(Twams), on September 21,

2021 at Ashburton, aged 54

years. Itiswith great sadness

that wehave tosay farewell to

amuch loved amazing friend,

companion, and husband to

Anita and loved Dad to Katie,

and Rosie. Much loved son

of Marg and the late Brian,

and brother of Grant, Debbie,

and Nicola. Loved son-in-law

of Lynette and Allan Tweed,

and brother-in-law toJo, and

Tweedie.

A loved uncle of all

his nieces and nephews and

loved “Uncle Bingley” to his

extended family. Messages to

the Twamley family c/- POBox

472, Ashburton7740.

”We have so many loving

memories of amischievous,fun

loving Twams”Aprivateservice

will be held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

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TWAMLEY, Brent John,

on September 21, 2021, at

Ashburton. Dearly loved

second son of Margaret and

the late Brian Twamley. Loved

brother and brother-in-law of

Grant and Pauline, Debbie and

Ian, Nicola and Nathan, and

loveduncle of all his nieces and

nephews. “Fought abrave and

courageous battle.”

McKIMMIE, David William, on

September 26, 2021. Passed

away peacefully, surrounded

by his family and his music,

aged 71 years. Dearest

husband to Katherine. Adored

father and father-in-law to

Kate and Frank McWatt, Vickie

and Ricky Watson, Jane and

Glen Tait, Dave and Sarah

McKimmie, and cherished by

his 11 grandchildren. Precious

son of the late Rosa and John

McKimmie. Treasured brother

and brother in law ofJohn and

Heather McKimmie, Julie, Rod

and Dawn McKimmie, Heather

and Paul, Beth and David,

Helen and Don, David and

Patrice, and special uncle to

his many nieces and nephews.

Admired, respected and loved

by his extended family and

all who knew him, especially

his life long partner in crime,

Max Harrison. In honour of

David donations to the NZ

Brain Research Institute, by

contacting (info@neurological.

org.nz) would be much

appreciated. Aprivate service

for David will be held, with a

Memorial service tocelebrate

his lifeatalaterdate. Foranyone

wishing to view the service

go to www.patersonsfunerals.

co.nz, Funeral Notices and click

on David’s noticefor the link.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

DEVEREUX, Irene Patricia, 24-

12-25 -1-09-21: The family of

Irene wish to thank everyone

for the support and help given

us all when our Mum/Nana/

Nana D passed away. Her

funeral servicewas very special,

under the restrictions; thanks

to Father Nolan and Father

Huynh. We are grateful to the

nurses and carers at Millstream,

and to Marie who diligently

broughtCommunion to Mum–

thanks to all.Weplan to have a

memorial celebration of Mum’s

lifenextyear.

DICKSON, Alan George: Bev,

Lana, Vanessa, Mark, Brent

and their families, would like

to thank everyone for their

kindness with flowers, cards,

visits and phone calls.

Please accept this as apersonal

thank you.

MATTSON, Kelvin Gary: Irene,

Jason, Angela, Shane, Craig,

Tony, Gary and the wider

Mattson family would like

to thank everyone for their

support and kindness given

to us with the sudden loss of

Kelvin.

Sincere thanks for the flowers,

cards, phone calls, and food

received. Your kindness has

been very much appreciated.

Please accept this as apersonal

acknowledgement

Family

Notices

Enquiries phone

Mary,Jann or Karen

on

308 7664

or call into

199 Burnett Street.

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Birth, engagement,

anniversary, death,

acknowledgement, and

in memoriam notices

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Deadline forthese

notices 4pm Tuesday

prior to Thursday

publication date.

NEWS

10 Ashburton Courier, September 30, 2021

Geraldine’s rhododendron dell will be part of the Geraldine Nature

and Sculpture Trail.

PHOTO DONNA SHAW

Geraldine trailplan

outfor feedback

The Geraldinecommunity is

being invited to offercomment

andfeedback on aplanned

nature and sculpture trail

project.

Adesignplan is now

available forthe Geraldine

Nature and Sculpture Trail

which aims to enhance and

definethe township.

The vision for the trail is to

take natural areas likethe

Waihi River trail, Talbot Forest

walks andGeraldine Domain,

andalso thecommercial

centre,and to create an

integrated experience which

spans nature, the arts, history,

andculture.

Both Timaru District Council

andVenture Timaru have been

supporters of and partners in

the projectand haveprovided

funds andresources to date.

The landscape masterplan

has been completedby

landscape architects Glasson

Huxtable.

Following community

consultation,the planwill be

finalised andafundraising

schedule set.

Thenext stages will see

applications to funders and

opportunitiesfor the

community to become involved,

eitherthroughfinancial

support or by supplying

resourcessuch as labour to

support the development of the

trail concept.

Donors for sculptureand art

willalsobesought.

Theproject group plans to

secure anumberofpermanent

pieces for the trail andto

feature othertemporary

sculptureswhich would be for

sale. Salesfromthe everchanging

trail could provide

income thatsupports ongoing

maintenance and

development.

To viewand commentonthe

design plan visit the geraldine.

nz website.

Feedbackonthe trail closes

on October 3.

Hands in charge

Stalwart firefighterRob Hands

has been named district

managerofthe newly created

Mid­South Canterbury Fire and

EmergencyNew Zealand

(FENZ)district; one of 17 new

districts nationwide.

Mr Handshas beeninvolved

with firefighting both in the

builtand natural environments

for manydecades. He knows

Aoraki communities well and

has strong connections from his

previous role as aprincipal

rural fire officer and as a

volunteerfirefighter.

In his new role as district

managerMrHands planned to

prioritiseFire and Emergency’s

organisationalgoals and be

there for both the urbanand

rural communities across

Aoraki.

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Passion shown for ag industry

Mid Canterbury’s Rhys Roberts

has beennamed atranstasman

finalist in theZanda McDonald

Award.

Theaward is touted as

Australasia’s agricultural

badge of honour.

Mr Robertswas one of eight

finalists; fourinNew Zealand

and four in Australia, selected

for their passionfor the

industry, strong leadership

skills, andthe contributions

they were making in the

primarysector.

He is chiefexecutive officer

of AlignFarmsGroupinMid

Canterbury, andfarms withhis

wife Kiri, whoisfarm manager,

at Align Clareviewat

Westerfield.

TheAlign Farms Group,

founded by directors John

Buchanan and Rob Cameron, is

madeupofseven farms in Mid

Canterbury, covering 1786

hectares and milking 4500

cows.

Clareview­a296 hectare

property ­was bought bythe

groupin2013 and is the largest

farm in the Aligngroup.

They milk 1080 cowson a80

bail rotary,achieving around

480,000 milk solids per year

supplying Westland Milk

Products.

And have anumberof

initiativesinplace to help them

along theirjourney including a

roster systemapp where staff

Kiri, and Rhys Roberts who has been named afinalist in the Zanda

McDonald Award.

PHOTO FILE

choose their work days in four

week periods, andafive year

trial in place to collect data on

regenerative dairyfarming on a

commercial scale.

Mr Robertshas spent more

than 20 years in the industry

andwas continually working to

find abetter balance on farm ­

environmentally andsocially

where they could ‘‘work the

farm, not have the farm work

us’’.

Award chairman Richard

Rainssaid covid travel

restrictions had driven the

change from one award winner

to two last year, buthad also

created anexciting

opportunity.

Theincrease to eight finalists

and two winners hasapositive

impact on morefuture leaders

in Australia and NewZealand,

he said.

“We’re thrilledtobeable to

invest in the future of all eight

finalists, and our twowinners,

and help with their future

careerand personal

development.

‘‘Our judges have again been

overwhelmed with the levelof

talentand capabilities of this

years’ candidates, who have

come from abroad range of

backgrounds in the primary

sector.

‘‘They display adeepseeded

desire tomake a

difference, along with

ambition, personality and

drive.

‘‘We can’t wait to meet the

finalists face­to­facefor

interviews, andprovide them

withmentoring and media

trainingaspartofthe

process.’’

The Zanda McDonald

Awardrecognisesfuture

youngleaders working in

agriculture, and provides an

impressiveprizepackage

centred around atailored

transtasman mentoring

programme.

The four New Zealand

finalists are MrRoberts,34;

Adam Thompson, 35, director

of Restore NativePlant

Nursery, beef farmer and

mortgagebroker from

Cambridge; Katie Vickers, 28,

headofsustainability and

land use for Farmlands, from

Christchurch;and Olivia

Weatherburn, 33, national

extension programme

manager for Beef +Lamb

NewZealand, from Mossburn

Southland.

The four finalists from

Australia are Charlie Perry,

35; Kate McBride, 23; Gavin

Rodman, 28;and Jeremy

Cummins, 34.

SYNLAIT CHANGES

Grant Watson will take overthe

helmasSynlait Milk Limited chief

executive officer from earlynext

year.

Mr Watson,who is currentchief

executive officer at Miraka dairy

company,spent 10 yearsat

Fonterraholdingseveralsenior

roles includingdirector of global

foodservice,acting director of sales

FonterraBrands NewZealand,

managingdirector of Tip Top, and

directorofrouteand foodservice

FonterraBrands NewZealand.

He builthis executive career at

McDonald'sNew Zealand and has

heldseveral governanceand

directorshiproles for privateand

publiclylistedcompanies.

“I have watchedthe Synlait story

withinterest for many years and

am excited to join theteam in

2022,’’ he said.

‘‘I’m apassionateNew

Zealander andbelieve our country

has an importantroletoplay in

takingour high-qualityproducts to

the world. Ilook forwardto

continuingthisjourneywith the

Synlait team.”

Synlait chair Graeme Milne,who

is retiringbyrotation from the

board,will remainonasanadvisor

for ayearand board appointed

directorJohn Pennowill take over

thechairrolewith Paul McGilvary

appointed as IndependentDirector

after ratification from shareholders

at theannual meetingin

December.

RobertStowell hasbeen

appointed chieffinancial officer

after acting in therole for thepast

five months.


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13

Anna’s life, the best of both worlds

After growingupinMid

Canterbury, Hawea

woman Anna Munro has

lived adiverse lifestyle

from singing and

shepherding to

photography and

physiotherapy.

She talks to ruraleditor

Sally Rae about her career

and her desire to help tell

the farming story.

AnnaMunro used to thinkshe

would love to endupowninga

farm.

Nowshe’s not so sure.After

all, the Hawea womanhas the

best of both worlds, dividing

her timebetweenworking on

Ardgour Station, near Tarras,

and as aphysiotherapist in

urban Wanaka. There arealso

annual autumn musters at Lake

HeronStation.

It might seem an unusual

combination but, for outdoorslovingAnna,itsuits

herdown to

the proverbial tee.

‘‘I suppose it dependswhat

you’re into. Ithink it’s perfect. I

know Idefinitelystill like

having the people contactbut

man, Ireallylook forward to

gettingout to the farm as well.

Definitely at the moment, life is

pretty awesome,’’ shesaid.

Anna(34), nee Jaine, grew up

in MidCanterbury, initially on

asheepand beef farm Cren Lea

at Carew ­a‘‘tiny little spot’’

with achurch,school and a

hall, before the family farm

sold and they moved to

Cravendale, a485ha property in

the foothills at Mt Somers.

Cren Lea was on the flats ­in

an area that was nowvirtually

all converted to dairying ­and a

property withhills was ‘‘pretty

awesome’’ to grow up on, she

said.

Shewas the eldest of four

with two sisters, Nina and Ailie,

who now lease and farm

Cravendale, andbrother

Robbie.

Thefour all helped out on the

farm wheretheirparentsmade

it ‘‘really good fun’’.

‘‘I’vegot really positive

memories of growing up,’’ she

said,quippingthat herparents

musthavesecretly disguised

work as fun.

Nina and Ailie, in particular,

were ‘‘justrightinto the farm’’

Anna Munro, with dogs Gus and Rizzo, during the Lake Heron Station autumn muster.

while Robbie made it clear

farming was not something he

saw himself doing in the future,

although he loved the property.

Anna was largely kept busy

withmusic and other creative

outlets.

While enjoying the farming

lifestyle, she spent much of her

timeimmersed in ‘‘music­y type

stuff’’.

But Cravendale had always

been agrounding placetogo

home to.

‘‘I think, at heart, Idefinitely

recharge when I’malone. The

farmhas always been amazing

for that,lots of space,’’she said.

Her parents encouraged the

foursiblings to do their own

thing andbroaden their

horizons. Ailietrained as a

nurse, Nina avet and Robbie a

doctor, while Annastudied

physiotherapy.

But beforeshe settled on that

as acareer, shetook ayearoff

after leaving school and worked

on farms in Ireland and

Scotland. Having had enoughof

school, she wantedto "work it

out" for herself.

She worked at an outdoor

education centre in Scotland

for people with special needs.

There was aphysiotherapist

there and she decidedthat

would be a‘‘cool path to go

down’’. Her mother was alsoa

physiotherapist.

Annaspent three yearsatthe

University of OtagoinDunedin

and spent her last yearin

Canterbury.

Sheworkedasa

physiotherapist in Gisborne

before returning to Canterbury,

having met her nowhusband

Mitch, abuilder, who grew up

in Fairlie. There wasalsoa

stint in Wyoming working on a

ranch.

Thecouple later decided to

leave Christchurch, wanting to

be somewhere‘‘with abit more

of acommunity heart’’, and

moved to Wanakain2016.

Annaknewshe did not want

to be doingphysiotherapy fulltime,

despite it beingan

‘‘awesome job’’.

‘‘I lovethe people sideofit

and Ilove helping people. Iwas

just missingbeingout in the

open so Ithought... I’ll just see

if Ican go part­timefarm and

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physio work.’’

She now spends Tuesdays

andWednesdays working at the

3000ha merino sheep and beef

property, Ardgour Station,

ownedby Bruce and Linda

Jolly, and Mondays,Thursdays

andFridays at CentralLakes

Physio in Wanaka.Over winter,

weekendswere split at the

station.

The station comprises

extensive hill country and some

irrigated landonthe terraces.

The Jollys had been

‘‘awesome’’ to work for, and

Anna also enjoyedworking

alongsidestock manager

WarrenHewson, who had

dubbed her two working dogs

Gus and Rizzo, TownDog 1and

TownDog 2, because theywere

pets when she was home in

Hawea.

‘‘They liveaverygood life,’’

she said.

Anna has developed aloveof

photography, ahobby which

had‘‘justfallen into place in a

funny way’’.

Her husband had bought a

camera ­heloved hunting and

wanted to takeittoawapiti

block in Fiordland.

But he found it too heavyand

she said she would take it on

the Lake Heron Station’s

annual autumn muster in the

heart of the Canterbury high

country, which theJaine sisters

regularlyhelped out on.

It was ‘‘just thebesttime’’,

four days spent on foot,

campingeach night in ahut

from which they headed out

every day to bring thewethers

down offthe tops.

Anna took photographs on the

muster and quickly discovered

peopleloved seeing images of

the high country. Shealsotook

part in Lake Heron’s one­day

spring muster and that wasalso

ascenic occasion.

She entered theOtago

Merino Association’s

photography competition and

later thought perhapsshe

should do something with her

photographs, showing people

authentic rural life.

Aphotographer friendof

Anna’s mother encouragedher

to enter this year’s New

Zealand Geographic

Photographerofthe Year

awardsfor which public voting

was now under way.

She dispatchedaselection of

mustering photographs butit

was a‘‘random shot’’ of the

Hawea Picnic RacingClub

president’s lounge that was

selectedasafinalist.

Herphotographs can be

viewed on Facebook and

Instagram.

She had recently also

compiledacalendar of her

imagesand had sold more than

200 with orders from all over

the world, andsome from

peoplewho used to musterat

Lake Heron.

‘‘I’m justtrustingthat some

good will comefrom it (her

photography). It’s amazing how,

if you trust something,pour

your heartinto it, good things

happenfrom it,’’ she said.

Music has continued to be a

passionfor Anna, who tookher

guitar on this year’s autumn

muster and it was discovered

that there wasalot of talent

among the shepherds,with

some goodsing­a­longs.

She recentlystarted aduo

with AbbeyMackenzie and the

pair will be performing at the

Geraldine Summer Fete ­held

at Ms Mackenzie’s family home

­onNovember 4.

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News

Issue 32

30 September 2021

DeputyPrincipal Message

Variety

Who said ‘Variety isthe Spice of Life?’ Idon’t know,

but Ihave always been infavour of avaried and

exciting lifestyle andhavecertainly had my moments.

It keepsthe mind active, helps stave off the effects of

boredom and all that comes with it, and ‘they’ say it

keepsyou young –not sureabout that!

Uncertainty

What Idofind atiring battleisuncertainty and alack

of direction. In our current times we are all handling

uncertainty inour own way, asthe goal posts around Covid 19 change,

and we must alter course yetagain.

It has beengood to get backtoschool,evenwith its challenges,but there

is still much that wemiss and still much hesitation around events that

mayormay not happen.Wehavehad to put several events on ice, largely

because of group sizes.The recent move to larger numbersatgatherings

has helpedalittle in thatspace.

In our learning areas, things are moving along nicely, and everyone is

working hardtomake up the lost ground.

On the widersocial side of things,weare cautiously moving on with some

events in aslightly differentformat, cautiously putting them back ‘onthe

board’in the hope that we continue to keep this pandemic under control.

Junior Pastoral Team –2022 NewEntrant Students

The Junior Pastoral team is working tirelessly, onthe mahi that goes on

behind the scenes,totransition this year’s Year 8studentstothe College

at the startof2022.This is aprocess that takesseveral weeks to administer

effectively. and involves great liaison between ourselves and the junior

schools.The process has been somewhat compressed this year and that

has thrown extra pressures on the team.This can be an anxious timefor

young people and parents alike and, at AshColl,wetry andanticipate this,

and prepare well tomake sure that these understandable concerns are

minimisedand oftendispelled.

College Values

Our College Values of Quality, Pride and Respect, continue to be afocus

for all, and these were chosen in away that enable all members of our

College community -students, and staff -tobe good citizens. It’s really

encouraging when we hearthatthey aremodelled at home by caregivers

and whānau.Thatlink really helpslock them in place.

MidCanterburyBoxing Academy

Alongside this Ihave, of late, had the privilege of being inanother

environment where ‘values are king’ and that is the Mid Canterbury

Boxing Academy (MCBA). Some months ago, wewere approached by

EionJohnson from theMCBAtosee if we would be keen to be partofthe

Billy Graham Youth Foundation. We grabbed the opportunity with both

hands.

Thisisaschemethatisaimedatall young peopleand is designed to:

·turn youngpeopleintohealthyyoungadults;

·workonattitudes and self-control;

·motivate each person to personalexcellence;

·teach them to respect their family and those aroundthem;

·understand and carefor their ownbodiesand increase fitness.

Everythingwestrivefor at College! We currently have fiveCollege groups

attending this on aweeklybasis andithasbeen brilliant!

It is set up as anon-contact programme and the focus is on fitness and

personalvalues.The sessions arerun by HeadCoach,Cornelius Grobler,a

former New Zealandboxingchampion.

This young man isone of the most motivational people Ihave had the

pleasure tomeet. His ability to link with our students is phenomenal.

He has theskill and understanding of youngpeople that enables him to

connect immediately, and begin the transfer of life values –they line up

so well with whatweare all aboutatthe College.

He makes thestudents proud of who they areand wherethey come from,

and Isee them modellinghis lifemessages aroundCollege.

The man is alegend. For me, being there myself can be the highlight of

my week.Ialways leave pleased that Ihad beenincluded.

TheMid CanterburyBoxing Academyisonly one of themanyinstitutions

in our district thatfoster and growgood citizens andstrengthenlifeskills.

We really are fortunate tohave somuch going onand it should be our

mission to belong to agroup thatisabletodeliver this into our lives.

Preparation and Success

As always,atthis time of theyear Iencourage our students, especially our

seniors,tolook afterthemselvesasthe academicyear gallops towards a

close.

Preparation is the keytosuccess,and my message is

‘planthe work andthen work the plan’.

Very best wishes go to all our students for the upcoming exams and

assessments, and sincere thanks to the College staff who have tirelessly

battled to keep things close to normal. And of course, without parents

and caregivers,none of this would have been possible.

Cananyone remind me what normalisplease?

RonCresswell

Deputy Principal •TumuakiTuarua

Forthcoming Public HolidayDates:

Labour DayHoliday Monday25October

CanterburyAnniversary Day Friday12November

Additional College Date foryour Diaries:

Thursday 25 November ACCORD Teacher Only Day(MoE/PPTA/NZEI)

(Collegeclosed forinstruction)

Staff –Welcome

Ashleigh Arras

Learning SupportAssistant,

Te WhareManaaki.

Information

COVID Level2Arrangements:

Reminders re College Protocols

Illness –Students Must Stay at HomePlease:

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

unwell theyshouldnot be attendingCollege.

Where astudent comes to school sick, beadvised wewill contact you

to ask youtocollectthemfromCollege.

Events

Murran Buller

ReturnedtoCollege as a

Learning Support Assistant,

in Mainstream classes.

Reminders:

NCEA and College Internal Exams –

Please Note Datesand Arrangements

NCEA External Exams

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

Monday22Novemberand running through until Tuesday14December.

• External Portfolios in Art, and Design and Visual communication

deadlineswill alsobe pushed out by twoweeks.

Level3Visual Art; Levels 1-3 Technology andLevel 1DVC –

ChangedSubmission Dates

With the extendedlockdown and subsequentdisruption to learning,NZQA

has extended the time availableto schools to develop and collect relevant

candidate evidence requiredfor external assessmentfor subjects/standards

where evidence is submitted.

Thedeadline forthis is 10 November 2021.

Donations to HospiceMid Canterbury

Year 13 students Sam Holland and Jacob Bruce, as part ofthe Student

Executive Community Services Committee, which Sam is leader of, are

the key instigators and organisersofdonations to HospiceMid Canterbury.

Operating from Monday 13 September, soon after the return toschool

following lock-down, this initiativecontinues through until the end of term

tomorrow.

The call has gone out to the College community, via Instagram, Facebook

and posters around the school for second-hand items in good, clean

condition, including clothing,books andtoys.

Collection boxes inthe Student Office and the Upstairs Study Room have

been filling, with items delivered to Hospice Mid Canterbury atthe end of

eachweek. The donations have been much appreciated.

Forthcoming Events

Please note: dates are as at the time of publishing. Alterations, due to

COVID-level restrictions will be advised torelevant groups as soon as

details areknown.

October

01 Aoraki SecondarySchools’ Table Tennis,Timaru

Year 13 PED Golf,Lake Hood (Period 5)

01-17 Term Holidaybreak

End-of-Year and Senior Prize-GivingDates

We remind families that, due to the startofNCEA exams being pushed

back,ithas beendecided to also move back the following dates:

Senior StudentPrize-giving Dates2021

• Year 13 -Wednesday10November,7:30pm,

AshburtonTrustEvent Centre

• Year 11 and 12 -Monday15November,7:00pm,

AshburtonTrustEvent Centre

Last dayofschoolattendancefor Senior Students as follows:

• Year 13 last dayofschool Thursday11November

• Years 11 and 12 last dayofschool Wednesday17November

Last dayofschoolattendanceand Prize-givings forJunior Students:

Please noteslightchanges to these dates, and achange from previous

prize-giving times.

• Year 9 Thursday09December:Prize-giving5:30pm,

College Auditorium

• Year 10 Thursday09December:Prize-giving 7:30pm,

College Auditorium

Events

StudentWriters’Club

This is an initiative operating for aspiring student writers, which

operates onFriday lunchtimes inEnglish teacher and Co-ordinator of

this programme Rebecca Jeffery-Jones’classroom.

Working with Rebecca has been Year 13 student Harrison McKee, in a

leadershiprole.

Amotivating factorfor Harrison’s involvementand leadership is his passion

for writing but also the fact that hewould have relished such aclub when

he was ajuniorstudent.

Rebecca advised,withappreciation,thatHarrisonhas alsoworked hardon

further developing awebsite started by herself, aswell as preparing topics

and facilitating thesewith the group. Thewebsitewillprovide avehicle for

students to share and upload work, offering links for information helpful

forcreativewriting and providingone/two formal writing pieces. Harrison’s

plan istohave available astring

of exercisesfor future use.

(Pictured right): Harrison

commencing the sessionon

Character Writing.

As advised by both Rebecca

and Harrison, the club suffered

something of an hiatus, due

to lockdown restrictions and

related interruptions, but being

on-site again had enabled some

revitalisation. Approximately a

dozen students have accessed

the Club during the year, across

year groups but, latterly, mainly

Year 9 students which augers

well for the development of this

skill.

Additionally, of value, is development towardsCreativeWriting whichisan

NCEA Standard in English.

Writers’Group Processes

Harrisonoutlined thefocusofthe groupasmainly being writingexercises,

arising from various prompts which could be writing ashort story based

on asentence, covering differentgenresatdifferenttimes,within atwenty

minuteperiodof time.

Anotherapproach is usingavisualwriting prompt by fillinginacircleand,

forexample,creating afictionalcity, drawing simple shapes, applyingvalues

andthen preparing aback storyfromthis information.

Legacy

AgoalofHarrison’s, throughthe club, hasbeen to buildupanaudienceof

participants to ensure continuityof theclub afterhe leaves College, and to

leavealegacyfor younger students including the skills of self-management

and motivation.

CharacterProfiles

On Friday 17September, the day ofvisiting the Writers’ Club, Harrison

was, very ably, facilitating asession onCharacter Profiles, emphasising the

importanceofdevelopingatypeofcharacter, its purpose anddescriptions

of. Henoted astory withoutcharacters is only but bland.

Encouragement was that it is easier to compose astory if characters are

already established in awriter's brain. Harrison shared techniques hehad

used.

Covered indiscussion were the key prompts of Purpose, Personality and

Profile; andpersonalitytypes,asking what type of characterdoesan author

want as the maincharacter. Aninteresting discussionwas held on types of

personality and the benefits and drawbacks of certain personality types in

certain situations.

Covered were courage and types of; what roles might akind person be

found in; whatare the pros and cons of an energetic character andcan they

become afanatic; if alaid-back character –might they become lazy; what

does acharacterwith ‘cool’energymean –might they become self-centred,

not abletobecome‘cool’without others’input; while astubborn personality

may have their own mind-set, driven by ideals without which they can’t

exist; an ‘air-headed’person may befunny but also attract‘dumb’luck, can

they exist without accidentally killing themselves; acautious character is

likely to succeed, but slowly, asthey overly build aprotective base, can be

overly prepared, always planning.

Highlighted was the fact that every character inhistory exhibits the traits

attachedtocertainpersonalitytypes. Ascertaining characters and knowing

howthey will reactcan be the mostchallenging partofwriting.

(Pictured above, left and right): Two ofthe Year 9Writers’ Club regulars –

Aiden Nicolson and Lachlan Storey.


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Events

PreLockdownOpenMic Concerts

Open Mic Concerts have become afeature at College during the last

year or three,muchenjoyedbythe performers and the audiencealike.

Again, with the support ofCollege Staff Performance Director Claire Bubb,

the StudentExecutive Cultural Committee,led by Shrina Afu–with support

from Year 13 studentMichael Munro-has been instrumental in advertising,

organising and setting upthese events. Music teacher Michael Petrus is

additionally akey part ofthe process, supporting performers, while Claire

BubbisMC.

These concerts are held in the College Auditorium during the lunch break

on aFridaybut,due to Covid lockdown, the last of these performances was

held on Friday13August.

Anyone can choose to register as aperformer,while the audienceisadmitted

freeofcharge,with afull Auditorium the normal response from students.

In the time available during the lunch break Shrina advised thereare usually

about seven performances, and sometimes volunteer performances from

the audience.

Performers at the latest and previous concerts included -

• Imogene Felton Vocal Solo: ‘Cry Me aRiver’

• Michael Munro Vocal Solo: ‘You Found Me’ by TheFray.

• Gwen Zamora Vocal Solo: ‘Love on the Brain’ by Rihanna; and Band

performance aspart ofthe College Band ‘Second

Soul’ with Boaz Drye,Tielu Iakopo,Caendal Harrisand

PedroCollins playing their original piece ‘Shiney’.

• Penina Vaaelua Vocal Solo: ‘Warrior by Demi Lovato.

• Bridget Hyde Vocal Solo: ‘Say Something’ by GreatBig World.

• Ian Jerao HipHop Dance, to OG BobbyJohnson song.

• Harrison McKee With the College Rockband Butterfly Effect,

comprised of Harrison, Michael Munro,

Courtney Wilding,Malachi Drye.

Their performances were ‘Last Laugh‘, which was

written for the Rockquest competition, and ‘Gravity’,

plus ‘SpaceAge’ which was played asagroup at last

year’s prize-giving.

(Pictured above): Ian Jerao in

dancemode.

(Pictured left): Penina Vaaelua

performing her vocal solo

(with music teacher Michael

Petrus controlling ‘tech’

matters in behind!).

Highest Numbers Ever forReading Mentors!

Information by Reading Teacher Joanne Wakelin

Have you heard about the highly successful Reading Mentor

programme at Ashburton College? Read on to find out about its success

in 2021.

The well-established and respected Ashburton College Reading Mentor

programme has onceagain had awonderful year.This year sawthe largest

number of students participating in the twice-weekly mentoring,sincethe

inception of the programme in 2008.

(Pictured above): Mentoring groups working in the library.

Year 12 Mentors

During 2021 we have had fortyYear 9students and thirty Year 12 students

involved throughout the last twoterms. TheYear 12 students actasmentors,

reading to Year 9students. Results from previous years show that the

scheme not only has positiveacademic results,but the role-modelling and

mentoring by the senior students hashad manywonderfulspin-offsfor the

Year 9students. This includes aspects such as increasing their confidence,

encouraging them to be on time for school and their classes, and helping

with personal issues. Senior students also gain leadership skills and enjoy

the mentoring opportunities.

This year’smentors havebeen-

Tiffany Agacer, Chris Angus, Julianna Apoldo, Ashleigh Blakemore,

Jack Brown, Marc Calzada, Zane Cameron, Jayde Cook, Imogene Felton,

Emma Graham, Anna Gray, Ethan Gray, Salatielu Iakopo, Felicity Johnston,

Fononga Lisala, Ngahuia Maeva, Parixit Maharjan, Sarah Mattson,

Caleb McNulty-Burns, Eli Orena, Aaliyah Power, Glena Prado, Jorja Roulston,

Charles Savage, Ron Sildo, Ella Skinner, Mitchell Taylor, Claudia Thomas,

Tc Trusler-Clark, Lucas Vainerere.

Appreciation to AdvanceAshburton

The large number of students able to participate in our scheme is with

thanks to the ongoing financialsupportofAdvance Ashburtonand another

anonymous donor.

Thestudents always enjoythe food provided by our canteen and we thank

Canteen Manager Kelven Hastie and his team fortheir greatworkalso.

Additionally, weare grateful for the support and mahi of both our AshColl

staff and students, and the wider community. This enables the continued

success of another supportprogramme at AshburtonCollege.

Congratulations

Very Successful 2021 Season for

Boys’Hockey1st XI

ManagerJasonVannini outlines the seasonfor us,saying they had fivenew

faces in the squad of sixteen this year,with only oneYear 13 student, but a

solid group of Year 12 students andsomeverypromising Year 11 players.

New coach, Ryan Hampton, who most recently captained the College

team in 2014, had the team responding very well to his enthusiasm and

obvious skill as acoach, and the team prepared themselves for another

season playing in Christchurch on Fridaynights.

Results in Christchurch SecondarySchool League,Division 1

These made forimpressivereading,overtwo rounds.

Round 1

Christ’s College 2nd XI (1-all draw); St Bede’s College 2nd X1 (4-1); St Andrew’s

College 2nd XI (2-0 ); CashmereHigh School 1st XI (3-0); Christchurch Boys’

High School 2nd XI (1-2).

Round 2

Christ’s College 2nd XI (2-1); St Bede’s College 2nd XI (1–1). For this game

College had the Senior Ball thatsame nightand were therefore without the

six Year 12 and 13 students,soadrawwas agreat result.

St Andrew’s College 2nd XI (2-2); Cashmere High School 1st XI (5-0). There

wassomesatisfaction in beating Cashmere’s1st XI twiceinthe same year,as

they normally beatCollege in Christchurch and then at Winter Tournament

Week!!

In the game against Christchurch Boys’High School 2nd XI the score was

reversed to (2-1) from the scorefromthe first game in this,the last game of

the round beforethe final.

Round Robin Position –Second Placed on Table

AshColl finished second on the table as aresult of having only one loss,but

toomanydraws!

Then lockdown intervened, with the thought that the competition may

not come through to finals play-offs. However, Christchurch Hockey came

through with aLevel 2date.

Inter-School Sports Exchange Outcomes

Against Burnside High School 1st XI

Burnside playinthe Premier SecondarySchools’grade,and arealways very

strong.AshColl wasat1–1 at three-quartertimeand they scored late in the

last quartertogiveCollege a2–1 defeat.

This was avery close game and our team really lifted toplay attheir level,

so even though it resulted in aloss it wasthe closest game against them for

anumber of years.

Against RangioraHigh School

This exchange was played inAshburton also, with great support from

parents and other teams. College started well and ended up dominating

much of the matchtorecorda5–0 victory.

By this stage of the season progress being made with skills and structures

wasevident, makingthis averygood victory.

Winfor College in the SecondarySchoolLeague,Division 1

Final,against Christchurch Boys’High School 2nd XI

This was always going to be aclose game with the best two teams inthe

grade both having a2-1 victoryand 2-1 loss to each other in pool play.

This game was played atNgā Puna Wai Turf 1and was streamed live on

Youtube.

Allowed were forty spectators, with College having thirty eight parents

and supporters make the trip up from Ashburton. There was time for two

practices beforethe match.

Congratulations

College startedwell and gained apenaltycorner aftertwo minutes.This was

convertedwith asweet shot by Hamish O’Reilly into the back of the net for

a 1–0 scoreline at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter a great through ball from Henry Wallis found

HenryThomas in spaceonthe rightwing.Heput the ball across the frontof

goal and NicStringer turned it in at the back

post fora2-1 lead at halftime.

In the third quarter Boys’ High got agoal

back halfway through, to set up for atense

final quarter.

Both sides had chances in the final quarter

and Boys’ High had a penalty corner with

three minutes left, but great defensive

running from Henry Wallis kept them out.

We closed out the last two minutes for a 2-1

WintoCollege.

(Pictured right): Captain Dante Vannini with

the trophy.

(Pictured below): NicStringer (Number 4) scoring College’s second goal.

Team Composition

The team was captained this year by Dante Vannini, our sole Year 13

representative. He played at striker and also led the defensive ‘press’,

where you prevent the opposition clearing the ball from their end. The

commentators in the finalnoted thatour press wasthe best in thegrade.

In the midfield, Harry Soal and Hamish O’Reilly held possession and

stopped the opposition coming through the middle and TomRosevear

defended well and put some great balls forward for the strikers. Atstriker,

Cole Aitken used his speed to greateffect,and RileyHarris hadanexcellent

seasonafter having his 2020 season ruined by injury.

(Pictured above): Harry Soal taking ashot at goal.

Henry Wallis led the backs and was ably assisted by

SamOrr, who made greatstrides in his reading of the game and positioning

to keep the opposing strikers at bay.

Archie Glanville had another great year in goal and only conceded 12

goals in 13 games, giving College agreat opportunity towin every game

we played.

The winning team with the trophy, after the game (pictured above,

back row, left to right): Harrison Doak, Henry Wallis, Tom Rosevear,

Braden Luxton, Nic Stringer, Riley Harris, Archie Glanville, Cole Aitken,

Will Rollinson, SamOrr,RyanHampton (Coach), Jason Vannini (Manager).

(Front row, left to right): Zane Cameron, Dante Vannini, Harry Soal,

Lachie Jemmett,Hamish O’Reilly,HenryThomas.

Photographs acknowledgement: Geoff SoperPhotography


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16 Ashburton Courier, September 30, 2021

$45k raised for Relay

Agroup of “older”folk, who

refer to themselves as ‘Dog

Tucker’, have takenanovel

approach to fundraising for the

Cancer Society’s upcoming

Relay For Life eventin

Ashburton.

Each team memberpaysa

membership fee to join the Dog

Tuckerteam as aone­off upfrontpayment

and so far,

togetherwith support from

family and friends, the team

has raisedover $45,000.

There are 26 members of the

team and all are either Mid

Canterbury residents or

individuals who have aclose

associationwith the district.

Dog Tucker team captain

Roger Bonifantsaid the team

had bondedovertheir cancer

connections. “Weare agroup

of friends and colleagues who

all have strong cancer

connections, either as cancer

survivors ourselves, cancer

widows and widowers, close

friends and supporters,”he

said.

“Our aim in beingpartof

Relay For Life is to celebrate

cancer survivors, remember

loved ones we have lost and

fightback by raising awareness

and funds tosupport the work

of the CancerSociety.”

“There will be plenty of Dog

Tuckers walking the Domain

OvalonSaturday 16th

October,” he said.

The Relay for Life is on at

the Ashburton Domain, and

runsfrom 10am to 10pm.

For more information or to

make adonation visit: www.

midcanterbury.relayforlife.

org.nz

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Members of the Hospice biography team.

Biographers

for Hospice

HospiceMid Canterbury hasa

dedicated teamofbiographers

trainedtorecord thelife

stories of clients. Demand for

the popular service hasseen

hospice seekingnew

volunteers to join the

biographyteam.

Biography service coordinatorChristine

Wilson

said oneofthe most precious

legacies aperson could leave

wasthe storyoftheir life.

‘‘Biographers find it areal

privilege to help clients get

their memories andstories

down,” she said.

Over the past five years the

hospice hasrecorded almost

100biographies.

Abiographerwillgointothe

home,usually once aweek, for

an hour, to record theclient’s

stories and thentypethemup.

Some biographies are

completed in afew weeks,

while others takelonger.

Getting their storyrecorded

allowsthe client andoftenthe

caregiver to reflectonthe

person’slife.

The retellingofthestories

hasproved to be atherapeutic

element ofbiography writing

and canbejust asimportant as

thebiography itself.

Full training was provided

as well as ongoing support.

Although abiographerneeded

to havereasonable writing

fluencyand needstobeabit

tech savvy as phones were

used to recordclients’ words

and then the biographertypes

these up.

Over aperiodofafew weeks,

thebiography takesshape

from thestoriestold.Photos

canalsobeincluded.

Biographersneedtohave a

genuineinterestinpeople. As

oneofthe biographersoften

said “I love people’s stories”.

HospiceMid Canterbury is

also lookingfor other

volunteers,including

assessors, whogenerallycome

from ahealthprofessional

background,and volunteersto

work in the Hospice shop,

including Saturdayshifts.

Anyone interestedinjoining

theHospiceMid Canterbury

team of volunteerscan contact

Belinda phone 3078387 or

0272278387 or email

belinda@hospicemc.nz for

further information.

Tuarangi property sale

The former Tuarangi Home

property, on theoutskirts of

Ashburton,has sold to alocal

family at auctionfor $1.35m.

Bayleyslead agentMick

Hydes saidthe property had

garnered plentyofinterest with

around25parties showing

interest in the lead up to the

liveauction last Thursday.

It was heldatthe Bayleys

office on DeansAvenue,in

Christchurch.

Six parties were interested in

the 4.125 hectareproperty on

the day but while ‘‘most of them

sat on theirhands’’ an opening

bid wasmade whichgot theball

rolling.

Finally after some backroom

negotiation­and alastminute

bidder ­the property was sold.

‘‘Everyone is veryhappy with

the result,’’ Mr Hydes said.

‘‘The vendor,purchaser and

the community should be too.

(Plans) will come out but just

not right now,’’hesaid.

‘‘There areplans afoot.’’

The site,whichisfreehold

land with residential Czoning,

is adjacent to the established

Braebrookresidential

subdivision.

It hasasubstantialbrick

building of about 2590sqm

which wasconstructed around

1901.

Inits heyday,Tuarangi

(named fromthe Maori word

for old) was the former home to

thousands of men andwomen.

The buildingwas used as a

men’shome(or infirmary) and

thenasarest­homefacility

before it closed and movedto

CameronStreettoamodern

hospitalwithaspecialised

psychogeriatric care facility for

the elderly.

It wasalsoowned by the

Moule/TwiggerTrust, the North

Canterbury HospitalBoard and

the Canterbury HospitalBoard.

Atimecapsule removed from

the site had been giventothe

Ashburton Museum.

The site hasmany outhouses

andfronts Tuarangi Road,

widening to the back of the

propertyand along the

northern edge of Braebrook

subdivision.

Wakanui Stream, more

commonly known as Mill

Stream,runs through the site.


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New fish

season

tomorrow

The upper Ōhau River trout fishery

has undergonesignificant

managementreview over the past five

yearsand anglers should be aware of

the newregulationsintroduced for

the upcoming season.

As part of changes to the 2021/2022

season regulationsthe (upper) Ōhau

Riverflowing between Lakes Ōhau

and Ruataniwha, Twizel, has been

designatedabackcountryfishery.

To fish the upper ŌhauRiver in the

new 2021­22sports fishing season,

anglerswill first have to purchase a

whole season licence andthen,in

addition, obtainabackcountry

licence endorsement,free of charge

from the Fish &Game NZ website at

www.fishandgame.org.nz

Other fishing spots closer to home

include Lake Hood, which holds a

high numberofperch and afew trout

that cruise only the shallow edge of

the lake, perch love small brightly

coloured lures. Agreat spot for a

school holiday outing.

The AshburtonRiver can hold

reasonablenumbers of brown trout

nearAshburton,best fishedwhen the

riverisflowing clear.

It is uncertain howthe winter

floods have affected the trout

numbersatthis stage.

The Rangitata River offer some

scenic trout fishing above its gorge

and the chance of catching asea run

browntrout nearthe mouth.

All persons fishing for trout, salmon

and perch in freshwater requirea

sports fishing licence.

Epic

effort

from

Bruce

People andpooches were

running together at the

third4Paws Marathon races

held at BottleLake andon

the beaches of

Christchurch.

Observing AlertLevel2

spacing rules,competitors

fromall overthe South

Island lined up forevents

lastweekendincluding the

marathon,halfmarathon,

16km, 10km, 5kmanda

2.4km rascals walk/runs.

Therewerealsotwo virtual

races.

Jenny Lansdown, of

Ashburton,and her8­yearold

black labrador Bruce

tookpartinthe 10km runat

Bottle Lake.Itwas their

second4Paws runhaving

takenpartinthe inaugural

4Paws half­marathon two

years ago.

Becauseofcovid,

organisers startedlines of

competitors at tensecond

intervals to space them

apart.There werearound 50

peopleinthe 10km race

through the1000hectare

Jenny Lansdown, of Ashburton, with Bruce ahead of the 10km

race.

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE

Bottle Lake Forest.

Jennyand Bruce finished

arespectable 21st.

Jennyhas previously

taken part in raceswithout

herpoochbut now prefers

Brucetobe at herside.

‘‘I havehim tied to the

front of me andhepulls me

along,soI’vestopped doing

other eventsand onlydo

eventsIcantakethe dog

on,’’ shesaid.

Darryl Cotton andPip won

the men’smarathonina

timeof3:46:31while Holly

Weston andBilly Knowler

wonthe women’s marathon.

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Ashburton Courier, September 30, 2021

17

OUT AND ABOUT

OCTOBER2

HampsteadSoftball Club is hosting

aone daytournament, from

9.30am, featuring five local teamsto

showcase the sport. Spectators

welcome. Food anddrink vendors

are also on site.

OCTOBER3

HekeaoHindsRiver Project

CommunityPlantingDay at the

NearRiverrechargesite at 563

MayfieldKlondyke Road, Montalto.

BYO glovesand waterbottle.

AshburtonCar Club grass

motokhana kick starts their first

event in the club’s pointscalendar,

afterwet weather postponed the

event lastweek. On at the club

grounds47WakelinsRoad,off

StateHighway77, from 10.30am.

St David’s Church is hosting afair

and monster garagesale at the

churchonAllensRdinAllentonfrom

9am to 11.30am. Baking,jams,

preserves, plants, barbecue,

morning tea,children’s games.

The HarrisScientific Reserve

planting dayruns from 9.30am until

11.30am.Bringgloves,aspade,

suitable footwear and own food and

drink.

OCTOBER 16

St John garden walk fundraiserat

Rakaia Gardens, Dorie.

Mid Canterbury Cancer Society’s

Relay for Life,Ashburton Domain

oval.

Got aspecial event planned, let

us know. Email details to

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ISSUE 2021 SEPTEMBER

MEETING WRAP

Although our meeting this

month wasongoogle meets

it did nothalt our planning

and productivity.

This meetingplayedout differently

as wehad noguests, anditwas

online.

We beganour meeting by

discussing Mental Health

Awareness Week and PurpleShirt

Day. Mental HealthAwareness Week

runsfromthe27th of September

to the 3rdofOctober. Together

with SelwynYouthCouncil we

will be creatingspecial Instagram

posts surroundingthe five waysof

wellbeing.

Ournextimportanttopic wasBite

Nite. We had adiscussion about

thepostponement date andlocal

business sponsors forprizes.

Next weall came up withthe

personal positiveimpacts joining

AYC hashad on us sothat during

our chatwith Hoopswecould use

these points to inspirethe youthof

Ashburton.

Finallywe, during general business

organised who wouldtakeonwhich

roleatBite Nite.

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AYC Supporting Mental Health

Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

or MHAW is an annual campaign

by the Mental Health Foundation

to help Kiwis understand what

boosts their wellbeing and

mental health.

There are Five Ways to Wellbeing that

helps improve our mental health and

wellbeing: Connect, Keep Learning, Be

Active, Give, andTakeNotice.

This year, the Ashburton Youth Council

have teamed up with Selwyn Youth

Council topromote this year’s Mental

Health Awareness Week. At thebeginning

of the year, both of the youth councils

Join AYC

in 2022

Applications for the 2022 youth

council open on 1October.

If you wouldlike to be part ofagroup of

young people that make decisions on

youth activities inour district then you

should jointhe AshburtonYouth Council.

It gives you agreat deal of satisfaction

being able to givebacktoyour townand

being part of your community. Italso

givesyou confidencetobepart ofateam

andhelping to makedecisions. Youget to

meetadiverserange of peopleand make

newfriends.

The team meets once amonth soyou

only need alittle free time. Check out

thewebsitefor more informationand for

an application form, www.ashburtondc.

govt.nz/council/governing-bodies/youthcouncil

have started to brainstorm for ideas

to promote MHAW and to increase the

awarenessofthe youth in ourcommunity

about Mental Health. We came up with

the idea to create PurpleShirt Dayaiming

to promote MHAW, while also inviting

schools within our districts to participate

such asAshburton College.

Also through multiple online meetings,

both youth councils are making social

media posts about the five ways to

wellbeing, that will beshared in both of

the youth councils social pages. There

will also be apodcast from SYC that will

talk about Mental Health Week that will

beshared.

facebook.com/AshYouthCouncil

Recruiting

2022

Mental Health Awareness Week is on the

27th ofSeptembertill the 3rd of October.

We, both the AYC and SYC, are inviting

everyonetowearapurpleshirtonone of

thedaysduringthisweektohelppromote

MHAW! Remember if youneedtotalk to

someone,youcan call ortext1737.

JOHNMAGYAYA

AYC Digital

MediaCoordinator

For info ortoapply visit the Council website

ashburtondc.govt.nz or call 03307 7700.

Applications opens 1October and close 21December 2021.

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19

Margaret’s netball coaching success

As anetball coach Margaret

Butler gets abuzz from seeing

players’ confidence and skills

develop. It’s why she does what

she does.

Shehas been coachingoff

and on for the past 30 years, but

has recently taken her netball

coaching up afew notches,

completing both her community

coach award (CCA) levels 1and

2onthe Netball NZ coaching

pathway.

Theawardsare aseries of

online and practical modules to

help coaches develop players at

the community level.

Attaining award level 2isa

pre­requisite for the

PerformanceCoach

Qualification (PCQ), thenext

levelonthe national coaching

pathway.

Margaret began hercourses

in 2019 to gain more ideas for

her coaching. Initially she’d

planned to complete all of the

courses by the end of the2020

season, but covid disrupted

those plans and she completed

thefinaltwo coursesthisyear.

The biggest highlights for her

as acoach were seeingthe

players youwereworkingwith

develop their skills,she said.

“I love seeingplayers’

confidence and skills grow

throughout theseason.Ialso

love seeing ateam begin the

season without really knowing

each other, andending the

season as onetight unitwho

worktogether to achieve

common goals.”

Mid Canterbury Netball coach Margaret Butler with her community coaching awards.

The Netball NZ pathway had

helped her on her netball

coaching journey, she said.

“The pathwayhas meant that

Ihavemet new people from

throughout Canterbury,other

coaches, and beenable to

discuss coaching ideas with

them.

“It has also given memany

resourcestodrawonfor

developing my players. The

resourceshave beenahuge

help for skills and drills to try

with my teams, as wellas

recording sheets andstats.

“Ithas alsobeengreat to

workalongsideother coaches

withinMid Canterbury, and

having alocal coach developer

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(Claire Tappin) to support and

answer anyquestionshas been

awonderfulresource.”

Clubs in the districtare

alwaysonthe hunt for more

coaches and MidCanterbury

Netball provides coaching

courses and resources for all

coaches at FutureFerns(Year

3­4 andYear 5­6) level.

Anyonewanting to find out

more about coaching netball,or

howthey could go about

obtaining coaching

qualifications, canemail them

directly at info@mcnetball.co.

nz

Margaret’s coaching journey

beganasateenager living in

Dunedin, working with age

groupteams, andalthough she

stopped coachingwhen she

wenttouniversity, she

continued to play and later

picked up coaching again.

“I began coachingagain when

Istarted teaching, andcoached

3­4 school teams each year as

we couldn't source coaches for

theschool Iwas working in.

“WhenImoved to Ashburton

Istopped coaching as Ihad a

newbaby and wanted to focus

on being amum. Igot back into

coaching in Ashburtonabout

eight or nine years ago when my

daughter (Gianna)started

playing netball.”

She coachedGianna’s teams

through the agegroups.

“My goal has alwaysbeen to

move into coaching apremier

team, andthisyear Imoved to

United in order to achieve

this,” she said.

Heraim was to continue

coaching in premier grades,

ultimately into premier 1, and

pick up more representative

coaching.

She coachedone of Mid

Canterbury’s U16 teams this

year and was keen to coach

more rep teamsinthe future.

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Discgolf to take off in Ashburton

Alawyer and adoctor have joined

forces to bring the rapidly-growing

sport ofdisc golf to Ashburton and

the venture isbeing supported by

Ashburton DistrictCouncil and other

funders.

Disc golf is playedlikeregular golf,except

thereisnoclub and ball, justadisc(think

frisbee) that players throw and aim for a

basket.

Lawyer Polly Hill, aconvert to the sport,

has driven the project over the past year

anddoctorGregMarchand,anenthusiastic

disc golfer who has beenworkingatMoore

Street MedicalCentreonsabbatical forthe

past year,has helpedfund it.

Polly said the project was costing about

$25,000 and contractors would begin

installing the 18-hole disc golf course on

the Smallbone Drivereserve,nearthe EA

Networks Centre, on October 11. Discs

wouldbeavailableforhirefromthecentre,

or to buy.

Maps of the course and rules will also be

available.

She plans to haveanopen day laterinthe

year to help raise the profile of the new

sportinAshburton.

“It’sagreat socialsportand youcan play

it with family ormates. Youcan be very

competitive, or justout to enjoythe fresh

air and camaraderie.

“It’sasportthat’sbecoming really popular.

There are severalcourses in Christchurch

already,with plansfor moredevelopment

aroundthe city.”

Polly worked forayearinAshburton fora

locallawfirmandnowlivesinChristchurch,

butwaskeentohelpspreadwordaboutthe

sport. Shehas been financially supported

by the Ashburton community,with several

local organisations and individuals getting

involved. These funders will receive

recognition via permanent signage

around the course, as well as amention in

advertisementsfor the eventual openday.

Installation of the course involves local

contractor Paveco laying small concrete

pads for tees and baskets. New Zealand

Disc Sport Supplies has also contributed

by supplying the baskets and facilitating

the course design.

She said the course had been designed

to start near the EA Networks Centre

carpark and holes were placed around

the Smallbone Drive reserve. Safety was

important, so thedirection of play is away

from the nearbyroad.

The reserve is also used by dog walkersas

an exercise area.

Playerscouldhireadiscforaone-offgame,

or buy one and play whenevertheyliked.

The course is designed forbeginnersand

NeilBrown -Mayor

Localpush forvaccination target

While there is no official target,

it certainly lookslike90per

cent vaccination of the eligible

population is thebestway to

protectour community and help

prevent future lockdowns.

I’vebeen vaccinatedand Iurgeothers

to do the same. There is alot of

misinformationout thereand people

may be anxious but the evidenceis

clear -high vaccination rateswill give

an extralayer of protection to family,

friends and all Kiwisagainstthe most

serious effects of Covid-19.

The CanterburyDistrictHealthBoard

and localhealth providersare offering

amix of regular vaccination clinics and

walk-in clinics, wherenobookingis

needed.

Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern is

calling on Aucklanderstotry to reach

Disc golf willsoon be able to be played at Smallbone Drivereserve,nearthe EA Networks Centre.

90 per cent by 4October and we in

the Ashburton districtshould alsobe

aiming high.

The rural and remote natureofpartsof

our districtmeans many wanting to be

vaccinatedmusttravelsome distance

to do so.Many otherswork nightshifts

or early morning rosters. Thank youfor

playingyourpart.

Government agencies arepondering

howbesttoreach thosewho don’tsee

the need,orthose whoare vaccine

hesitant, or need to be encouraged.

Our vaccination ratesinMidCanterbury

arehigh forthe over65s, but other age

bands arelower.This may be because

manyfaced long waitingtimes when

theyoriginally booked–ifyou want to

rebook to aclosertime thereisplenty

of opportunitytodo so.

The bookmyvaccine.nz website

shows sevenregularclinicsoperating

all holes are par 3,ranging from 40m to

90m in length. Like golf, ithas rules and

etiquette.

“We have taken advantage ofthe natural

lay of the par, using the elevation and tree

lines to forceplayerstoplay down natural

tunnels to greens.”

Council Community Services Group

Manager Steve Fabish said the course

should be open laterinOctober.

“Wesee it as anatural fit alongside the EA

Networks Centre and it is something we

hope will encouragepeople to getout and

about and be active. It’sfun forpeople of

all ages and abilities.

“This is great example of the community

working with council, local businesses and

funders toprovide an activity toconnect

and play.”

in Ashburton and quiteafew have

booking spaces in the next couple of

weeks. Thereare clinics in Tinwald,

at the Ashburton Racecourse, and at

severalother locations in Ashburton

town, as well as thosebeing operated

in Methven and Rakaia.

If booking online is notyour thing,

then youcan book overthe phone by

calling0800 28 29 26 –the covid-19

vaccination healthline has translation

services in over40languages and

operatesfrom8am until8pm seven

days aweek.

It’snot always easy to getawayfrom

work or off the farm and intotown,

but everyperson who isn'tvaccinated

remainsarisk and as acommunity we

need to heed the Government’s call

and getour vaccination rate up.

It clear thatgetting the jab is our best

pathtoeconomic recovery and amore

Thursday,30September 2021 | ISSUE 48

Dog park

repair,redo

The AshburtonDog Park,beside the

Ashburton River, should be open

again by Christmasafterrenovations

and improvements following May’s

historic rainfall and flood.

The dog park, near the State Highway 1

bridge, was under water when the river

peaked in the one in 200-yearevent,and

fences were lost and sinkholes created.

Ashburton District Council Community

Services Group Manager Steve Fabish

saidthe park wouldbebetterthan before,

withanew entrancebeing createdatthe

end of Cass Street, near the new Kmart

redevelopment and carpark.

“Staff are taking the opportunity to

increase the levelofservices provided. In

the future,therewill be separate areasfor

large and small dogs. There arealso large

trees that have become problematic and

abank that has been scoured out. All of

theseissueswillbeaddressedintherepair.

There is significantwork to do butwehope

to haveitopen againbeforeChristmas.”

Council’s other dog exercise areas are

open. These are designated areas where

dogs can exercise off the leash, however

they must beunder the direct control of

their owners.

Other areas include: Pioneer Park, Digby

Park,Patching Street reserve,Devon Park,

Smallbone Drive reserve, George Glassey

Park,ArgyleParkandtheGreeninTinwald.

Dog owners are also welcome to use the

old landfill area atthe end of RangeStreet.

normalexistence.

While it’seasy to think of Covid-19as

an Auckland issue right now, we know

thatDeltaspreads quickly,that’swhy

it remainsimportant forthe rest of us

to continue to followthe rules,which

include mask wearing in some indoor

environmentsand scanning or signing

in.

“She’ll be right” is notthe approach.

We need to listentothe experts,

support each other and getvaccinated.

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Flood damagepresentslesson in design

Ashburton College Year 9 science

students have tried their hand at

bridge design, motivatedbyhistoric

floodsthatdamaged the Ashburton

River StateHighway1bridgeearlier

thisyear.

They also invited three young professional

roading engineersfromAshburton District

Council to checkout their designs andtalk

about their working lives.

Teacher and former engineer Bryan Bell

said itwas agood opportunity to show

students that engineering played an

important, if often overlooked, role in

society.

The young Council engineers looked at

six different designs and models created

by thestudents, who wereasked by their

teacher to design a temporary bridge

structure for the Ashburton Bridge. They

came up with arangeofoptions, from full

bridge replacement to replacing just the

damaged span.

In real life, debris in the flooded river

collected around one ofthe bridge piers

and thewatersscoured itsbase. The pier

dropped vertically, creating aslump that

causedthe bridgeand main highway to be

closed forseveral days;WakaKotahi NZTA

is undertaking repairs.

Mr Bell said the students had achance

to learn from areal-life situation on their

doorstep, and potentially bedrawn to

engineering asaprofession.

The students’ designs included a

suspension bridge, similar to San

Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge, several

truss bridges and archbridges.

The Council engineers said they were

impressed by the thought and creativity of

the designs, andhow theywould stand up

in the local environment, which included

hazards like flooding, high winds and

earthquakes. Bridges needed to be able

to withstand many forces,lastalong time

andnot be tooexpensive.

Truss bridges were favoured for their

sturdiness and lower cost, while

suspension bridges were more attractive

butcostalotmore.

Other Ashburton College students have

toured the construction site ofCouncil’s

newlibraryand civic centre, as part of their

trades course.

InfrastructureServicesGroupManagerNeil

McCannsaid it wasagreatopportunity for

staff toshare industry experiences with

students. “Some of thoseYear9smight see

apathway to becomingengineers.”

Breast cancer class being trialled at EANC

Ashburton District Council’s EA

Networks Centre is one of three

recreation facilities in the South

Island piloting an exercise class

for people with breast cancer, to

improve bonehealth and reduce the

riskofosteoporosisand fractures.

The 12-week pilot has just begun, with

the first session devoted tonutrition and

information about diet. Twelve people

havesigned up,with room forthree more.

Council Community Services Group

Manager Steve Fabish said Breast Cancer

Foundation NZ waspartneringwith ACCto

develop and trialthe exercise programme,

whichwasaimedatbuildingbonestrength

during and after breast cancer treatment.

Holidayfun

The Ashburton Public Library and

EA Networks Centre are among

Ashburton District Council facilities

gearing up foradventureandfun in

the October school holidays.

ThelibraryhastailoreditsactivitiestoDelta

Level 2and is holding aseries of online

craft sessions that will be livestreamed.

ThereisaRed Carpettheme to activities,

starting with making photo booth props

and finishing with aphoto shoot.

Take home activity packs will be available

andsessionswillberecordedandavailable

on the library’sFacebook page.

EA Networks has planned two weeks of

adventure and exploration for children

taking part in its school holiday care

programme. Activities range from chalk

drawing, to sportsand fieldtrips.

Full details at eanetworkscentre.co.nz.

“EA Networks Centre also runs Prosfit,

which is amale-onlycancerclass, and we

were recommended byanother facility

to trial the Live Stronger class for people

with breast cancer.Wehave anumber of

classes devotedtospecificgroups that are

runningsuccessfully.”

Christchurch and Invercargill are also

trialing the breast cancer programme. The

programme isrun over 12weeks with a

one-hour weekly class runbyanexercise

professional, plus exercisestodoathome.

Cancer treatmentslikechemotherapyand

radiotherapy canleadtochangesinbone

health andthis risk increases whenpeople

are taking breast cancer drugs that block

oestrogen; when oestrogen levels fall,

more boneisbrokendownthan built.

“It was evident from the first class that

this is about more than exercise. It’sabout

fellowshipand friendship between people

on aspecial journey,”MrFabish added.

He said while only three spots in the

programme remained, more could be

accommodatedifthe needarose.

Draft Ashburton District Parking Strategy &

Ashburton Town Centre Parking Management Plan

We areaccepting feedback until 5pm,

Wednesday 6October 2021.

ashburtondc.govt.nz/haveyoursay

PUBLICNOTICES

STOCK IMPOUNDED

Ashburton DistrictCouncil wasdispatched

to wandering sheep on State Highway 1,

justsouth of Chertsey, on Sunday 19

September 2021. One sheep is beingkeptin

atemporary stock pound; it is arising one

year crossbreed lamb.

If youare the owner of thisstock,please

contactAshburton DistrictCouncil

regarding fees and release of this stock.

Wherestock hasnot been released from the

pound before thetime fixed forthe sale

thereof in the noticereferred to in

subsection (2) of section 46, thestock shall

be sold by public auction. Stock mustbe

claimedby5pm, Monday 4October 2021.

RICKCATCHPOWLE

Environmental Monitoring Manager

RAIL CLOSURE

NOTIFICATION TO CLOSE RAIL

CROSSING TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

Ashburton DistrictCouncil with the

assistanceofWakaKotahi (NZTA) will

be permanentlyclosing therail crossing

between StateHighway 1and

HendersonsRoad to vehicular traffic.

These works arepart of NZTA’s intersection

improvements.

Rail crossing to be closed:

Longbeach Road,fromHinds Highway

(SH1) to Hendersons Road Closure to

commence: Saturday 9October 2021.

NEILMcCANN

Group Manager InfrastructureServices

COMMUNITYNOTICEBOARD

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meetings areheld in the Council

Chambers, 137 Havelock Street,

(unlessotherwise advised).

Council meeting,

Wednesday 6October,1pm

(live-streamed)

Youth Council,

Wednesday 13 October, 4pm

Methven Community Board,

Monday 18 October, 10.30am,

Mt HuttMemorial Hall

Council meeting,

Wednesday20October, 1pm

(live-streamed)

AshburtonWaterZoneCommittee,

Tuesday 26 October,1pm

COUNCIL OFFICE

5Baring Square West

Mon, Tue, Wed &Fri 8.30am -5pm

Thursday 9am -5pm

ASHBURTONPUBLIC LIBRARY

180 HavelockStreet, Ashburton 7700

Mon -Fri 9.00am -8.00pm

Sat10am-1pm | Sun 1pm -4pm

EA NETWORKSCENTRE

20 River Terrace

Mon -Fri 6.00am -9.00pm

Sat&Sun 7.00am -7.00pm

ASHBURTONMUSEUM

327 WestStreet

10am -4pm daily.

Closed Public Holidays.

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Roading network needs improvements

AshburtonDistrictCouncil’s

roadingnetworkiswellmanaged

and generally in

goodcondition,thoughthe

standard of roadsidedrainage

in some ruralareas is

impacting asset lifecyclesand

levelsofservice,according to

an auditbyWaka Kotahi

NZTA.

An investment and technical

audit is undertaken every

three years by the agency into

council’sland transport

programmetoensureitis

being wellmanaged and

deliveringvalue for money.

It also considers roadsafety.

WakaKotahihas

contributed $24,748,700to

council’stransport

programmeoverthe pastthree

years.

Assessments in thereport,

which werediscussed by

council’sAudit andRisk

Committee last week, ranged

fromeffective (best), to some

improvement needed,

significantimprovement

needed and unsatisfactory

(worst).

Council’soverallrating was

some improvementneeded.

Thereport said network

conditionand management

neededsomeimprovement

though general maintenance

overall resultedingood ride

quality on both sealedand

unsealed roads.

The district’s roading

network is 2614km,92per cent

of which is rural and 60 per

centofwhich is sealed.

Mostofthe predictedgrowth

is in andaround Ashburton

and Methventowns.

Other assessment areas

wereactivity management

planning (someimprovement

needed), dataquality to inform

decision­making(effective)

and roadsafety(some

improvement needed).

Council's infrastructure

servicesgroupmanager Neil

McCannsaidthe technical

36­page technicalreport was

mostly pleasing, though it also

containedopportunitiesfor

improvement in both

processesand practices.

“Theauditwas undertaken

at the end of June, amonth

after our bigrainevent,and it

confirmed we aretracking

wellwhen comparedtoother

councils,though we areinthe

lower quartileinterms of

maintenance expenditure.”

Council’s average costfor

the periodwas $4125/km,

withinits peergrouprange of

$3345 to $11,503.

The executivesummary says

effective roadside draining is

imperative to maximise the

lifeofroadpavements and

surfaces.

“Overall,council is

achieving areasonable

standard of drainage across

the network,however thereis

an opportunity to keep our

focus on troublespots andon

highly­traffickedroads,” he

said.

Rural intersections were

highlightedasthe highest

roadsafetyrisk area, though

council was favourably ranked

68 of 72 councilsinlast year’s

Communities at RiskRegister.

The report also

recommendedanauditof

rural intersectionlayoutand

signs.

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Rating out of 10:

Performance 9, Handling 9, Build Quality 8, Comfort 8, Space 8, Styling

8, Fuel Economy; Rightcar website, not rated on road test average

consumption, 12.5L/100km, Value for money 8, Safety, 5Star ANCAP

rating.

Overall points out of 10: 8.5

Classy BMW 5series

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Quantum leaps in both technology andsafety

alongwithsophisticated styling makeBMW’s

classy newmid­sized5seriessedanthe best

yet, in along line of stand out models spanning

several decades.

This latest version has only been available

here for asmallamount of time, but is making

abig impression with equipment and

specification enhancements across the range.

Amongthem an interior upgrade headlined

by Intelligent PersonalAssistant and Android

Auto capability New technology and Driving

Assistant Professional.

The three5series offerings for our market

startat$99,900 for the price leading 520i

powered by a135kw 2.0litre turbopetrol,

while the 185kw mid­range 530e plug­in

hybrid isn’t cheap at justunder $130,000.

It featuresXtraBoost that generates an

additional30kw pulse of power for up to 10

seconds underhard throttle.

The best has been saved for last, with two V8

performancebeasties in the M550i xDrive

available from $149,990 for the Pure supplied

for this road test.

At $25k less than the flagship model it’s

greatvalue for money for aluxury AWDhigh

performanceV8 sedan.

A4.4­litre twin­turboV8unleashes 390kw of

power and amassive slug of low speed pulling

power with astaggering750Nm of torque.

This is enough to thrust the Pure from

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It’s agood job the car is fitted with xDrive

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Considering its vast arsenal of power and

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Smooth andbreathtakingly quick, the

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An eight­speedMSteptronic automatic is

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This torque converter­equippedgearbox

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It has similar gearshiftspeed as its

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greater urgency off the backofits superior low

engine speed response.

This deceptively large and spacioussedan

providesoutstanding front and rear head,leg

and shoulderroom. We’vecometoexpectthis

from the 5series sedanoverthe years, with

this model taking it to awhole new level.

All this extra room is needed to pack in the

comprehensive range of equipmentthat

includes iDriveSystem 7.0 capable of new

system upgrades, alarger infotainment

display, and BMW’s clever Personal Assistant

system.

PersonalAssistant now hasextended

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The smartphone integration function is now

compatible with both Apple CarPlayand

AndroidAuto,while Remote Software

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and importation of additional digital services.

All the latest safety tech is offered such as

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The latterkeeps asafe distancebetween

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The handling takes ahugeleap forward

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Bikes out for opener

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Athletics back on

Tinwald Cycling Clubkicked

off their 2021/22 season

contesting the DPI/

EmbriodMe, Health 2000

graded scratch event around

the Christys Road blockon

Sunday.

Mixed weather conditions

greeted the riders, with Aand

Bgrade competing over 35km,

and Cand Dgrade having a

blowout over 27km.

Steve Hands had the final

say in Agradetotake the

winnersspoils. He rode the

distance in 52.57.

Larry Nealand Kyle Grey

put their off­season training to

gooduse claiming second and

thirdplaces respectively.

Maddo Taylor secured

victoryinBgrade takingthe

win in ahard fought charge to

the line. Taylor covered the

coursein58.58.

Mark Summerfield took

second place, with Chris Reid

securing thefinal podium

position.

Cgrade honours were

decidedbythe barestof

margins with Mike Pearce

taking the win from Monique

Brake,and HughCopland.

Pearce recorded atime of

46.33.

Dgrade was another hotly

contested event with Kayla

Smithclaiming the winner’s

trophy,registeringatimeof

57.36.

Brad O’Brientookthe

second place spoils with

Bridget Steed getting home

Cyclists racing on the opening day of the new season.

strongly to take third place.

The juniors and division2

contested aweather shortened

distance of 9km.

Ryan Gallagher startedthe

season off in the best possible

way, securing Agrade victory,

riding the lap in 18.24.

Honor Bradford stormed

into secondplace with Leah

Reid close behind in third.

BGrade honourswent to

Charlotte Neal who overcame

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take the win.She recorded a

time of 23.08.

TomReid got the better of

his bigbrothertotakesecond

place with James Reid in

third.

Kenny Johnstonsecured

division 2honours.

Next weekthe clubwill

contest a32km handicap event

aroundthe Wakanui Beach

block.

Summer is on theway and

AshburtonAthleticsClubis

preparing to startits new

season.

The seasonbeginson

October 20 and weekly sessions

on Wednesdays run from

5.30pm at AshburtonDomain

oval. Sessions will run over

termfourand term onenext

year.

New andcurrentmembers

areinvited to come along for

funand to learn new skills.

There are options to be

competitive or socialathletes

andtraining will qualified

coachesisavailable.

Over theseason Ashburton

Athletics Clubenjoys interclub

days with other clubs in

South Canterbury.

The club is aimedatthose

from fiveyears to seniors and

is involved with running,

throwing and jumping

disciplines.

For more information,

including signup,check out

the club’s Facebook page.

Highland games off

The Hororata Community Trust

has madethe decision to cancel

the 11th Hororata Highland

Games planned on November 6.

The games attracts around

10,000 people annually, andcan

only operate in Alert Level 1.

‘‘It is not adecision we take

lightly,but ourcommunity has

beenthrough alot recently

with floods, windand snow,

and given the current

uncertainty with COVID alert

levels we have needed to make

afirm decision now to cancel

the games,’’ Hororata

Community Trust chair

RichardLang said.

All tickets that have been

sold through Eventfinda will

be offered full refunds.

Ticketholders will also have

the option to donate their

purchase to the Hororata

Community Trust and in return

will be offered a50% discount

off tickets to the next Hororata

Highland Games.

Anydonations will go

towards theworkthe trust does

to support its rural community.

Competitors and stallholders

will alsoberefunded.

“The support of our sponsors

and patrons has again been

steadfast.

‘‘We thank them for being

willing to support our

community to hold the games

butequally for their support

with the decisiontocancel,’’

Mr Lang said.

The trust is committedtothe

Hororata Highland Games and

looked forwardtobringingthe

festival back in 2022.

“Simply Stunning”

Garden Walk&Devonshire Tea

raising funds forStJohn in MidCanterbury

Saturday 16October

Rakaia Gardens, 282 Awaroa School Road,RD11, Rakaia

9.30am –12noon and 1.30pm –4pm

(Guided toursled by Sue Rollinson at 11am&1.30pm)

Tickets$15 ($5 children aged 5–14years)

Ticketsfrom:

•StJohn office (cash/EFTPOS)

(241Tancred Street, Ashburton. Ph 3087132)

•StJohnShop (129 Tancred Street) (cash only)

•Paper Plus Ashburton (cash only)

•Online via www.eveninda or through Facebook

(St John Ashburton)

Due to COVID restricons, numberswill be limited

and no gate saleswillbeavailable.

Note: this is not our Garden Fete!!

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Mid Canterbury

Children’s Theatre

production of

AshburtonTrust EventCentre,WillsStreet,Ashburton

Friday, 8th October7pm

Saturday, 9th October, 1pm &5pm

Sunday, October10th, 10am &2pm

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An enchanting story of love, acceptance

Journey under the sea with the

talented cast and crew from

Mid Canterbury Children’s

Theatre next week in their

production of Disney’s The

Little Mermaid Jnr.

The story, which follows the

life of beautiful mermaid Ariel

(played by Molly McKenna), has

just announced two extra shows

after the original times, limited

to 100 people each, sold out.

Ariel is joined by aquatic

creatures such as Flounder

(Madeline Howden), Scuttle the

seagull (Gus Watt), Caribbean

crustacean Sebastian

(Charlotte Livingstone), and

her father King Triton (Dion

Bayston), and has become

captivated by the world upon

the surface.

When she falls in love with

the human Prince Eric (Oliver

Munro), Ariel makes adeal with

villainous sea witch Ursula

(Brooke Miller) to become

human herself and earn his

love before adeadline runs out.

Ariel longs to leave her ocean

home ­and her fins ­behind to

live in the world above. But first

she'll have to defy her father,

make adeal with the evil sea

witch and convince the

handsome prince she is the girl

for him.

The story takes an enchanting

look at sacrifices made for love

and acceptance. It is based on

the beloved story by Hans

Christian Andersen and a

magical underwater kingdom.

Around 52 children, aged

from seven to 18, have spent the

past six months rehearsing,

mostly at home, for the

Ashburton production with

support by ahost of helpers

backstage. There is an amazing

production set and an array of

colourful costumes.

The children’s theatre group

has been running for the past

37 years, although took abreak

from the stage last year due to

covid, and now cast and crew

are primed and ready for

action under director Cherie

Livingstone, and musical

director Jo Castelow and

choreographer Jessie

Thomson.

Some of the young

performers have been part of

the children’s theatre family

for the past 10 years and will be

appearing in their final stage

production with the theatre

group.

The shows at the Ashburton

Trust Events Centre run from

October 8to10. Extra shows

have been added on October 9

(1pm) and October 10 (10am).

All tickets cost $25 (fees

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NEWS

28 Ashburton Courier, September 30, 2021

Fish &Game council elections

Over16,000 eligible Fish&

Game licence holders in the

Southland, Otago,Central

South Island,North

Canterbury, Wellington and

TaranakiRegionswill be

receiving their voting papers

in thecomingdays.

The triennial electionsfor

Fish&Game councilsisone

thing that sets Fish &Game

apart from many wildlife

management agencies around

the world.

Fish &Game New Zealand

acting CEO Dianna Taylor

said it was vital the enrolled

licence holdersexercised

their right to vote to get the

people they wanted to shape

the organisation’sfuture.

Voters havethe choice of

voting by post or online

through the Electionz website

ivote.electionz.com/

e/FGNZ2021.

Ms Taylor saidnow was the

time for licence holdersto

have their say and choose

those thattheywantto

represent their viewsonthe

management of sports fish

andgame birds in their

region.

Voting closes at 5pmon

October 8, and theresults are

announced on October 12.

Once elected, councillors

will be responsible forsetting

thestrategicdirection of their

regional Fish&Game

council,sothey can manage,

maintain and enhance the

sports fish and game bird

resource in their local area.

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Black­billed gulls nesting on the Ashburton River.

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Grid is carrying out joint testing on the conductor

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Culverden).

This work will involve alow flying helicopter and

testing of conductor by alineworker suspended

below the aircraft at specific locations along the line

as highlighted on the accompanying map.

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to occur between

Tuesday 28 September and

Friday 8October 2021.

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following week.

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BY MARY RALSTON

Agood sideofthe Mayfloods is

theclean riverbeds they have

leftbehind.

Ground­nesting birdsneed

clearexpanses of shingleon

which to nest, and in many

years this is in short supply due

to the proliferation of lupins

and other weeds that colonise

the gravel. But this year there

is plenty of cleanriverbed so

the black­billed gulls, wrybills,

ternsand banded dotterels are

not constrained by lack of

suitable nest sites.

Theblack­billed gulls are

Ashburton’s specialbirds.

They are therarest gullinthe

world and we areprivileged

indeed to have them nestingon

ourlocal river. Everyyearthey

gather in thedistrict, looking

for the ideal spot to settle and

buildtheir nests. This year

about 1000 of them have been

spottedfeeding at the

rivermouth,but withthe river

high at themoment, they

haven’tstarted nesting

behaviour.

Smelt andwhitebait are

their preferred food at the

rivermouth, and they also like

the worms and insects they

findonpaddocks. Eventhough

theriverswere well and truly

scoured out by the floods, the

food supply for the birdsis

thought torecoverfrom floods

relativelyquickly, althoughthe

timetakenvaries between

different types of prey.

Insects (such as midges,

caddis flies and mayflies) can

recover rapidly followingflood

disturbanceinbraidedrivers

andpersist even in very floodprone

streams. Mayfliesare

weaker flyers that caddis flies

and are slower to recolonisean

area of water. TheMay floods

were so severe it maytake

longer than usualfor themto

getbackto“normal”because

theplaces they would come

from to re­inhabit astream

may have alsobeen flooded.

Crustaceansand fish

populations take longer to

recover. Snails can take nine

months to recover, and koura

(freshwater crayfish) up to

three years because they are

slow toreproduce.

After the gulls havefed at the

rivermouth for atime, they

usually headuptheriverto

nest.

We can expectthemtosettle

down and form acolony in the

next month or so.Often they

nest near thebridge, butwith

such clean gravels and wide

riverbeds this year, theyare

spoiltfor choice so it will be

interesting to seewhether they

choose adifferentspot.

Birdwatcherswillbeout for

theannualriversurvey in early

November to see where the

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CLUB NEWS

30 Ashburton Courier, September 30, 2021

Ashburton BowlingClub

Towards the end of last week

theweather had itssaywith

some of our fixtures,but

Tuesday,September 21,was

certainlynot thecase. For our

AshburtonLadies Drawn

Triples,itwas abalmy,sunny

dayand very good bowls were

played all over. The winners

were Wendy Suttie skip, Anne

Gibson and Leonie Spargo.

TheAshburton Ladies

Championship Triples began on

Thursday 23rd on anotherlovely

dayand continues intothis

week,onTuesday and Thursday.

At theFriday Triples played

at Hampstead on the 24th, the

Ashburtonteam of Reg McGarry,

Heather Goodall and Leonie

Spargo came 3rd –welldone to

them!

Ourfirstcombined rollover

triples of the season, scheduled

forSaturday 25th, waswashed

outbysome very nastyweather,

andthe Walls open fourstohave

been played at Hampstead on

Sunday, was rained off as well.

However, the Sub Centre

triples was able to be played at

Hampstead on Saturday 25th.In

theFinal, Ashburton’steam of

Brentton Donaldson,Gavin

Eder andWinston Leewere

defeated by Allenton’steam of

Sandra Keith, DanHopkins and

Donalda Watson.

Congratulations to Allentonand

very well done to Ashburton!

Ashburton men’s

championship entriesclose on

Sundaythe 3rdOctober.

Entries closed on September

28 forthe SubCentre pairs on

October 3and 9.

TheMurton Cup Women’s

Fours will be played at Rakaia

on MondayOctober4starting at

9.30 am.

AshburtonCountyLions

President Sue welcomed

membersand twovisitors. Lion

Janet then gave us abriefbut

very interesting insightofher

life. Past president Lynette

presented LionCynthia with the

club’sannual Quiet Achiever

Award. The award is in

recognitionofthe workdone by

anon board member.President

Sue presentedLionTrish (a club

charter member) with flowers

and certificate of appreciation

forherinvolvement with the

club.

OurGuest speaker was Julie

Dockrill (aregistered nurse and

midwife) who spokeabout her

voluntary work in Mongoliaand

Nepalwiththe Maternal Child

Health projects, whichwas

about creating education

programmes forante natal

education that help to savelives

and money and makewomen

and families stronger.

Between 2012 and 2018she

and ateamofothers made

severaltripstoMongolia and

Nepaltofacilitatethese

educational classes, teaching

and encouraging the local

medical people and patients to

embracesafer practice and

healthier care.

In 2019 Julie went on aNepal

and BeyondMaternalHealth

NeedImmersiontour, which

gave heragreat insight into how

the lives of these peopleand

their healthcare differs from

our own. As part of World

ServiceDay,members brought

along gifts of toiletriesthatwill

bedonated to the supportgroup

ofGrandparents Caring for

Grandchildren.OnOctober22

memberswill assistwiththe

Blind,LowVisionappeal. Our

annual Toot for Tucker will be

held Monday November 29.

Several members are

participatinginaSpud in a

BucketCompetition. The

Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes indoor bowls

representatives, from left, Dianne Carter, Barbara Burst and

Adrienne Hodson.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

winner will be revealedataclub

social function in December and

potatoes willbedonated to the

Community Xmas Lunch. Afun

social afternoon for members

will be held at Lion Sheila’s on

October 9. Some funtail twisting

anddrawingofthe raffle

broughtthe meetingtoaclose.

AshburtonHorticultural

Society

President Joy welcomed 10

membersand invited guest

Councillor Diane Rawlinson to

ourGarden Group'sAnnual

General meeting.

ElectionofOfficers:

Patron: GrahamGunn,

President: Joy Jaine,Vice

President: Allan Johnstone,

Secretary /Treasurer: Noella

Talbot, Committee: Brian

Glassey, Trevor &Anne

Gamblin, John Hoogweg, Cyril

Keen

Annual Table Show Awards:

Trophies andcertificates

presentedbyDiane Rawlinson

Lloyd Trophy ­most points

Vegetables &Fruit

BrianGlassey 42points, Cyril

Keen 33 points, PatTarbotton 27

points

Williams Trophy–most points

cut flowers

Joy Jaine 182 points, Brian

Glassey 136points, Graham

Gunn 127points

ChrysanthemumTrophy –

overall points

Joy Jaine 191 points, Brian

Glassey 185points, Graham

Gunn 161points

MonthlyPremier

John Hoogweg 9points, Joy

Jaine 6points, Graham Gunn 6

points

Diane spokeonprogress with

Domain Redevelopment Plan

and the new entranceonWalnut

Avenue to allow fortrafficlights

atWalnut Avenue and progress

onthe town centre.Dianespoke

onthe new civic buildings,

which is beingbuilt in timber as

anEco building.

Table show results: 8

members ­73entries

Brian Glassey –8firsts, 3

seconds,2thirds

John Hoogweg –5,6,1,

Pat Tarbotton–4,1,1,

Joy Jaine –3,4,2,

Trevor Gamblin –2,0,1,

Graham Gunn–1, 0, 1,

Anne Gamblin–0,3,1,

CyrilKeen –0,2,2,

Equal PremierAwards: Pat

Tarbotton –Class 24 ­3Floating

Pansies –MajesticGiants

JoyJaine –Class 32 –1branch

any flowering shrub ­

Rhododendron

Raffle was won by Mary

McCosker

Next meeting on Friday 15th

October @2pmattheSports

Pavilion,Walnut Avenue.

WIBowls

TheMid Canterbury

Federation of Women’s

Institutesplayed host to a

smaller­than­usual regional

interprovincial indoor bowls

playoff, due to covid.

Teams from North

Canterbury, Canterbury East

and Mid Canterbury fronted up

at the Ashburton IndoorBowls

Stadiumlast week for the

annual CanterburyFederation

of WI’s annual regional

interprovincial indoor bowls

triples playoffs.

Theladies, most of whomare

novice players, rallied for the

rollup.

Thelatest covid lockdown saw

three teams ­Canterbury

District, South Canterbury and

Waimate federationsno­shows

as they were unable to hold their

own playoffs to finda

representative team forthe

interprovincials.

Mid Canterbury Federation of

Women’s Institutespresident

MavisWilkins said thewinning

WI team ­which wasNorth

Canterbury­would represent

theCanterbury province at the

nationals in Wellingtonearly

next year.

The Mid Canterbury team was

madeupofDianne Carter,

AdrienneHodson andBarbara

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Hammer time ... The Agstaff Mid Canterbury Heartland rugby team

tasted victory last weekend playing Whanganui at Ashburton

Showgrounds. The Hammers won the match 24­17 without the usual

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Ashburton Golf Club

Saturday 25/9/2021

Club Championship

Quarter ­Final Winners;

Senior: Terry Kingsbury,

Adrian Hopwood, Hamish

Niles and Owen Miller.

Intermediate: Blair

Snowball, Steve McCloy, Ron

Carlson, Sebastian

McMillian and Brent

MacGregor.

Junior A: Matt Tait, Paul

Clark, Al Jopson and Terry

Molloy

Junior B: George Brown,

Jamie Stone, Stewart Dunlop

and Don McQuarters.

Club Championship Plate

Quarter­Final Winners;

Senior: Brendon Davidson,

Charlie Alexander, Dylan

Stoddart and Paul May.

Intermediate: Neil

McDonald, Tim Newton, Pete

Morrison and Chris

Lovelock.

Junior A: Daren Peace,

Robert Pawsey, Kevin Smith

and Mitchell Stoddart.

Junior B: Bill Hetrick

Competiton: Stableford

The Radius Care player of

the day was: Grant Hastie

38pts

2nd Greig Fleming 35pts

Another good score was

Bryan Donaldson 34pts

Twos: Steve McCloy,

Hamish Niles, Terry

Kingsbury, Terry Molloy and

Antony White.

Nearest The Pins:

Hole 4# Value Plus: Pete

Morrison

Hole 8# 3Stoogies (Brown

Bombers): Owen Miller

Hole 12# Dock’s Seafood

Bar and Grill: Terry

Kingsbury

Hole 14# South Island

Seeds Processing &Storage

Co. Terry Molloy

Hole6# Hamish Niles

Shout!!: Daren Peace

Hole 9# Ton’s Thai

Longest Putt: Steve McCloy

Bonus Spot Prize:

Alluvial Restaurant

Tinwald Spot Prize: Ron

Carlson

Birdie Jackpot

Hole: 7# Nett Eagle

Jackpot

Hole: 8# Saturday Golf

25/9/2021:

Morning report 7;30am for

8:00am Tee Off

Afternoon report 11:30am

for 12:00pm Tee Off: (If in

Club Championship adraw

will be sent out and put on

Ashburton Golf Club

website).

9Holers report 12:15pm to

12:30pm for rolling start.

Ashburton 9Holers

The championship

quarter­final winners last

Thursday were: André van

Rooyen, Tong King and

Murray Lister.

The winners in the Hotel

Ashburton Net Medal round

were: First, on countback,

Don McLeod (35), second

Dick Hanson (35).

Five players had ascore of

36 ­Chris Anderson, Tonee

Hurley, Sam Prince, Gavin

Johnston and Muriel Morgan.

Smith &Church Gobblers ­

on 16th September, Fairlie

Matsinger scored two

gobblers and last week, Dick

Hansen, Gordon Clinton and

Val Ferrier scored agobbler

each.

Today the semi­finals of

the 9Hole Championships

will be played.

Men's 9Hole

Championship semi­finalists

are Sam Prince vs André van

Rooyen and Gavin Johnston

vs Peter Woods.

Women's 9Hole

Championship semi­finalists

are Bev Blair vs Jenny

Matthews.

Men's Sega golf 9Hole

Championship semi­finalists

are Peter Stechman vs Tong

King and Murray Lister vs

Dick Hansen.

Women's Sega golf 9Hole

Championship semi­finalists

are Joy Nicholas vs Muriel

Morgan and Gail Gutsell vs

Elaine King.

Those not in the

championships will play a

stroke round sponsored by

Accountantz.

Ashburton MSA Petanque

Club

Spring Drawn Triples at

Ascot 25­9­2021

Championship

Winners:­ Colin Jones

Ashburton, Janet Wilkinson,

Art Vernon

Runners up:­ Francie

Osborn Ashburton, Ron

Paterson, Peter Bray.

Plate

Third:­ Adair Jones

Ashburton, Gladys Norrie,

Bruce Cameron.

Bowl

Marion Harrison

Ashburton, Janet Hunt, John

McKay.

Otago Doubles

Championship

Runners Up:­ Karen

Bensdorp Ashburton,

Steve Fitzgerald

Plate Winners:­

Neville Bensdorp

Ashburton, Richard

Browne Ashburton.

Third:­ Nicky

Foden Ashburton, Robbie

Sihamau.

Te Waipounnamu Doubles

26­7­2021

Championship Winners:­

Karen Bensdorp Ashburton,

Richard Browne Ashburton.

Consolation: Third =

Neville Bensdorp Ashburton,

Frances O'Connell.

Bowl Runners up: Nicky

Foden Ashburton, Robbie

Sihamau

Ashburton Bridge Club

Monday Evening–

September 20th, Duplicate

N/S 1st Bruce &Heather

Sim, 2nd Bruce Leighton &

Bernie Jopson, 3rd Ray

Stevenson &Cath King

E/W 1st Wendy &Eric Parr,

2nd Amanda Evans &George

Brown, 3rd Sue Smith &Paul

Leadley

Tuesday Evening –

September 21st, ALadder

N/S 1ST Trish &Peter

Downward ,2nd Leigh

Wackrow &Mike Holdaway ,

3rd Derek Newton &David

Wilkinson

E/W 1st Sonia Gill &Mary

Buckland, 2nd Rewa Kyle &

Peter Wilson ,3rd Sue

Rosevear &John Fechney

Wednesday Afternoon­

September 22nd, Valetta

Trophy

1st Mary Buckland &Trish

Small ,2nd Janet Cuttle &

Peter Wilson, 3rd Judith

Moore &Johnny Wright, 4th

Bev Turton &Peter

Downward, 5th Beth

McIlraith &Maree Moore,

6th Rewa Kyle &Trish

Downward

Thursday Evening ­

September 23rd, Eileen

Willoughby Trophy

Section A

N/S 1st Trish &Peter

Downward, 2nd Judith

Edmond &Maree Moore, 3rd

Jan de Jong &John Shearer

E/W 1st Sue Rosevear &

Anne Reid, 2nd David Sewell

&Debbie Seddon­Sewell, 3rd

Pat Jordan &Bill Kolkman

Section B

N/S 1st Trevor Coulter &

Bev Macaulay, 2nd Margaret

Shearer &Wendy Parr, 3rd

Mike Holes &Jill Browne

B/E/W 1st Carolyn King &

Ann Gilbert, 2nd Heather

Sim &Eric Parr, 3rd Dee

Murdoch &Shirley Harris.


Armand van der Eik

021 597 527

Bruce McPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

List andSell

with us!

Cheryl Fowler

027 461 2614

Denise Russell

027 432 9717

1st October-31 December2021

EVERYSOLD LISTING

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ChrissyMilne

027 290 6606

Kim Miller

027 236 8627

Lynne Bridge

027 410 6216

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Mark Totty

021 664 113

Big Mike

021 272 0202

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027 437 1111

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021 751 009

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03 307 8317 96Tancred Street,Ashburton 7700

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SATURDAY 2NDOCTOBER

8Charles Street,Ashburton 10:00am -10:30am 2 1 2 AHB30026

47 Belt Road, Ashburton 10:30am -11:00am 4 1 2 AHB30051

28 Geoff Geering Dve, Ashburton 10:30am -11:30am 3 1 1 AHB30027

34 Geoff Geering Dve, Ashburton 10:30am -11:30am 3 1 1 AHB30029

37 Geoff Geering Dve, Ashburton 10:30am -11:30am 3 1 1 AHB30028

103 ChalmersAvenue, Ashburton 11:00am -11:30am 2 1 1 AHB30034

29 Belt Road, Ashburton 11:00am -11:30am 3 1 2 AHB23002

15 Colcord Place, Methven 12:00pm -12:30pm 3 1 0 MVN30002

15 Orchard Grove,Ashburton 12:00pm -12:30pm 3 2 2 AHB30074

8Woodham Dve, Ashburton 12:00pm -1:00pm 4 1 2 AHB30053

Ashbury Grove,Tinwald 1:30pm -3:00pm Sections AHB30032

SUNDAY 3RDOCTOBER

92a Spaxton Street, Methven 11:00am -11:30am 4 2 2 MVN30004

29 Belt Road, Ashburton 1:00pm -1:30pm 3 1 2 AHB230002

47 Belt Road, Ashburton

If you are looking foralarge family home or investment

in the best location, then you can’t go past this great

property.

*Spacious home with large living

*4 generous bedrooms

*2 car garage with extra parking for4vehicles

*Quiet rear section on 1085m2 section

*Excellent location nearAshburton College

ForSale

POA

View

Saturday10:30 -11:00am

4 1 2

Cheryl Fowler

0274 612 614

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30051

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

30 Thomson Street, Tinwald

*4 Bedrooms, 3Bathrooms

*Kitchen with granite bench, great storage and pantry

*Open plan living and dining area

*Amazing covered outdoor entertaining and BBQ area

*Double internal carpeted garage with laundry

SetDate of Sale

closing 12 October 2021, at

3:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

by appointment only

4 3 2

Armand vander Eik

021 597 527

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB22883

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

AgentonSite

Stage 3-Ashbury Grove, Tinwald

As aresult of high demand resulting in steady sales only a

few lots are still available in Stage 3.Ifyou are inthemarket

for asection to buildyour next home we recommend you

act quickly!

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB300359

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

ForSale

asking price from $200,000

View

Saturday1:30 -3:00pm

[agent on site]

BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

Kim Miller

027 236 8627

8Woodham Drive, Ashburton

*Fullyrenovated home in handyAllenton location

*Double garagewith two newauto doors

*Open plan kitchen/dining living area

*Great family home or retirement

*Space to park acaravan onanew concrete pad

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30053

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

SetDate of Sale

closing 7October 2021, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday12:00 -1:00pm

4 1 2

BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

Kim Miller

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

Denise Russell

Sales Consultant

027 432 9717

ChrissyMilne

Sales Consultant

027 290 6606

Cheryl Fowler

Sales Consultant

027 461 2614

Margaret Feiss

Sales Consultant

021 751 009

ShirleyFitzgerald

Sales Consultant

027 220 1528

Denise McPherson

Sales Consultant

027 242 7677

Janene McDowell

Property Manager

027 287 3388

Armand vander Eik

Sales Consultant

021 597 527

Lynne Bridge

Sales Consultant

027 410 6216

Mike Grant ncre

Sales Consultant

021 272 0202

Mark Totty

Sales Consultant

021 664 113

BruceMcPherson

Sales Consultant

027 438 4250

JustinWaddell

Sales Consultant

027 437 1111

Carey VonLubke

Property Manager

027 697 6948

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

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*Six bedrooms

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6Munro Lane, Rolleston

ID: ROL001

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•Outdoor entertaining patio

•Fantasticinvestment

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ID: E731

1946 Arnold ValleyRoad,

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(if any)

5 3 2

ID: LB05

ID:T318

5 3 2

ID: BP0003

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$1,800,000

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027 433 9695

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021 354 885

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CLASSIFIEDS

36 Ashburton Courier, September 30, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD

OFFCUTS

$140 PER CORD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

1corddry

$140

C.O.D. in town

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

2414491

2418364

ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT

SITUATIONS VACANT

HotelCalifornia–TheEaglesExperience

Friday 22nd October 8pm

Adult $61* /Group 6$56 each* /Child 13 &under $32*

It’s time to check into the Hotel California -

The Eagles Experience with this captivating

live concert and stage show saluting the

extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of

The Eagles. With astage full of show stopping

voices and musicians this is atribute you will

truly appreciate.

Michael Houstoun/The Rodger FoxBig Band

Sunday 24th October 2-30pm

Adult $58* /Senior $48* /Student $38*

Two ofNew Zealand’s best loved musicians,

classical pianist Michael Houstoun and

foremost jazz trombonist and big band

leader Rodger Fox bring their acclaimed

concert series to the South Island. Also

featuring special guest supreme jazz

vocalist, Erna Ferry.

BOOK

NOW

03 3072010 211A Wills Street, Ashburton 7700 admin@ateventcentre.co.nz

For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Wonderland Glow Show – Little Green ManProductions

Saturday 23rd October 1pm

All Tickets $15.50*

Join the Glow Show team with a‘Kiwified’

interpretation of Alice and Wonderland. Let

your imagination soar as you are transported

into another world of giant scale glow-in-thedark

puppetry for tamariki, educators and

whanau. Come along and see the 8metre

caterpillar, giant flowers and March hare on

the loose!

TomSainsbury–SnapchatDude Live

Tue16Nov, 7-30pm. All Tickets $69*

Taking his New Zillund comedy on the

road, comedian, snapchat satirist and now

unmasked as the dancing Alien on The Masked

Singer NZ, TomSainsbury is about to add

another string to his bow -comedian on the

loose! So grab yourself some fush and chups,

put some L&P in the chilly bin, say “yeah nah”,

dress up fancy in your jandals and book your

tickets today!

*Service fees apply

FixedTerm

Sales person

SITUATIONS VACANT

Mitre 10MEGA Ashburton has avacancy for a

sales person in their Garden department. This

position is fixedtermtocover the busy season

with immediate start until 28th February2022.

The hours are 16hours per week Sunday

8.30am –5pm and Monday9am –6pm.

Skills required necessary:

• Passionate about gardening

• Great customer serviceskills

• Reliable

• Physicallyfitand able to lift

• Abilitytoworkunsupervised

If youthink youhave the necessaryskills for

anyofthis position, please send acovering

letter and c.v. to:

HR.Ashburton@mitre10.co.nz

Applications close on Monday 4th October2021.

2422503

FIREWOOD for sale. Good

quality, dry, 3.6 3 m. Delivered

$275. Phone 03 303

6129

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.

EveryHome

EveryWeek-that’s

2375521

Phone 308 7664

199 Burnett Street

Ashburton

2376123

EDUCATIONAL

EDUCATIONAL

Do youwantyour advertising

to have

IMPACT?

Contactone of our

friendly advertising

consultants to

arrange display

advertising that

can give your

business aboost!

Jann Thompson

Phone (03) 308 7664

E: jann.thompson@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

KarenGane

Phone (03) 308 7664

E: karen.gane@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

L2D Driver Training

CAR–

Allstages. Beginner to full.

Block booking discount

MOTORCYCLE – Take your skills to the next level.

Individual lessons on anytopic,

including cornering,townriding,

braking and slowriding.

Dave Campion

027 543 7632

2420806

WE’LL HELP YOUR BUSINESS STAND OUT!

Over

16,065

copies every

week

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

on (03) 308 7664 or email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2375522

HEALTH &BEAUTY

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

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

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburton Duty Practice for...

Saturday2nd October is

Eastfield Health, 135 Tancred Street,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Sunday3rd October is

Tinwald Medical Centre, 33 Archibald Street,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhoursservices 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

Only half staffed?

ASituations Vacant

advertisementwill

reach out to over

16,065 homes!

Phone 308 7664

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

20391192376128

EveningWorkers Wanted

We arelooking forconscientious,hardworking

individuals to join our producepacking crew.

This is anightshiftcommencing at 4pm through

to midnight.

Some weekend and public holidayworkmay be

required.

We areanessential servicebusiness so therefore

work through all Covid 19 levels.

If youare interested please come into the office

at 51 Chapman Street,Rakaia and fill in ashort

application form.

Must be 16 years old and above and able to liftup

to 20kg.

Forfurther information

please contactBrianon029 453 2320

SELL

FOR SALE

RURAL MAIL

RUN BUSINESS

RD7 is in the Wakanui/Pendarves

area. Serviced by

two vehicles not included in

sale price. If you love driving

around the countryside,

then this may be just what

you are looking for. Lockdown

has certainly

increased the income and

still rising.

For further information

please contact us with

your details to

susan.hop@hotmail.co.nz

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

2420858

FOR LEASE

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2379729

0800 58 78 22

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

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401 or

phone/text 021 554 570

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available, long or

short term. Ashburton Storage

Facilities. Contact us

on 0274 362 636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz


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SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

Geraldine High School

Personal Assistantand BoardSecretary

Geraldine High School is avibrant co-educational

school with aroll of around 600 students. Weare

seeking a highly motivated Personal Assistant

and Board Secretary with asound knowledge of

administrativeprocesses to join our team.

This permanent role is to provide high quality

administrative support to the Principal and the

Senior Leadership Team as well as the Board of

Trustees.Thisroleworksclosely with the Executive

Officerand the wider administration team.

Strategic thinking and problem solving combined

with attention to detail are essential for this role.

It is imperative for this person to be approachable

and collaborative.

This varied role includes:

•Executivesupporttothe Senior Leadership Team

•Business administration, diary management,

travel arrangements

•Policyreviewsand implementation

•Preparing agendas, board packs, plus minute

taking at meetings

•Developing and implementing various reporting

and surveytemplates

Ideally youwill be:

•Broadly skilled across business administration

and managementsupport

•Professional, approachable, diplomatic, and

confidential

•Anexcellent communicator both verbally and

written

•Adept at minutetaking

Some flexibility is required for attendance of

evening meetings. Ifthis sounds like you please

send us your CV or contactusfor more information.

Start time for this position is as negotiated. The

hours per week will be 30-35 with additional

evening hours to fulfill the Board Secretary role.

This role with follow the school term structure, in

total being 46 week per year worked

Applications close on 08 October at 4pm.

Please email your CV to:hr@geraldinehs.school.nz.

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

FARM VACANCIES

★★★

FIXED TERM PART TIME

IRRIGATION Seeking an experienced

person to shift roto-rainer

irrigation for approx. 4hrs/day -7

weeks Oct -Dec. Hours, pay and

days of work negotiable. Drive in

position 10 mins to Ashburton.

Please contact Henry, 027 319

9948

LIVESTOCK

MIXED aged, crossbred

ewes, with 8week old tailed

and drenched twin lambs.

$250 aset. Ph 03 302 7272

2420612

2413350

HANDYPERSON

Wanted

forgeneral property

maintenance.

New and renovation work.

Good painting skills

an advantage.

Good payand conditions.

Could be ongoing for

the rightperson.

Please txt027 6331111

Allreplies answered

2422465

SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT

Horticultural

Opportunities

Our OpenSpaces teamproudly manageand maintain 86 parksand reserves

through our district. While their work is physically demanding, the results

of their effort goonshow for the entire community tosee providing much

satisfaction.

Performing arangeofamenity horticulturetasks, we arelookingfor someone

who is physically fit to join ourteam.

Our standardworking week is Monday to Friday,eight hourseach daystarting

at 7.30am.

To find out more about this vacancy

and what the Ashburton District

Council has to offer you -gotoour

website.

Applications close

Wednesday,6October 2021.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

Front Of House –Job Vacancies

Areyou passionate about people and providinggreat customer service?

We arehiring! Full and part me posions available

forexperienced staff to join ourteam.

If you

want to work in agreat team environment

have alovefor greatfood and coffee

canwork under pressure

have akeen eyefor detail

take prideinyour presentaon

areavailable weekends

we want to hear from you.

Coffee making experience isn’t essenal but is agreat bonus.

Applicants forthese posions should have

NZ residency or avalidNZworkvisa

To applyorfor moreinformaon

manager@somersetgrocer.co.nz

or to Nicky 027 544 9524

2422721

IndependentDirector

AshburtonContracting Ltd

Ashburton Contracting Limited (ACL) has an established reputation as aleading civil

contracting business working across Mid-Canterbury and surrounding areas.The ACL

Board has afocus on sustainable growth, innovation, strategy and maintaining high

levels of health, safety, qualityand environmental management. Forfurther information

on ACLpleaserefer to theirwebsite,www.ashcon.co.nz

We are seeking adirector with experience within the civil contracting or analigned

sector and ideally with knowledge of heavy vehicle workshop operations or fleet

management.

Forfurther informationortoapply visit www.eqiglobal.com

Expressionsofinterest closeonWednesday, 20 October 2021.

Email: search@eqiglobal.com Website: www.eqiglobal.com

Phone +64 3377 7793 Christchurch New Zealand

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FRUIT &PRODUCE

EGGS. Local, fresh and freerange.

Weekly deliveries

direct to your door around

Ashburton. Regular or

occasional orders, you

choose. Dolma Eggs,

0211160252, or email d.

raisbeck@xtra.co.nz

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.

WANTED TO BUY

ASHBURTON Scrap Metal

Recyclers buy heavy metal

etc. Free light-grade metal

in-yard dumping 9am-5pm

weekdays &9.30-11.30am

Saturdays. 117 Alford Forest

Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

TRADE &SERVICES

ALTERATIONS; Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

BUILD work to do? Contact

Kiwi Building and Maintenance

Ltd. Alterations,

Renovations, New builds.

Qualified Tradesmen.

Phone Cawte 027 418

7955.

CARPET 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.

CARPET Cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

owner/oper-

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307

1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

Experienced

ator. Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHIMNEY

Includes full firebox inspection

and internal flue

camera inspection. An

inspection report can be

issued on completion. Call

Allan on 027 209 5026

COMPUTER Problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving,

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup wirelessnetworks,

spyware

cleanup. On-site day or

evening. Low fees. Call

Robin Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls and PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete Specialist operating

locally with 30 years

experience. No job too big

or small. Contactless service

offered. Phone Paul

021 152 1966.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

LAWN Mowing. No job too

small. Call Les Smith, From

The Ground Up, for acompetitive

quote. Ph 027 840

0201 or 03 308 1500.

37

GARAGE SALES

RELAY For Life Fundraiser,

Netherby WI. Saturday 2

October, 1a Creek Rd,

9am-1pm. Masks on

please. Donations of saleable

items, please drop to

1a Creek Rd or 30 Cross

St, or Ph 308 1176 or 745

4105.

SEALY Street. Saturday 2

October. Something for

everyone. Come and get a

bargin. Signs out from

8.30am.

TRADE &SERVICES

DRIVEWAYS, Patios and

Paths, Plain Concrete, Coloured

Concrete or Exposed

Agregate Concrete.

Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street. 100% local. Phone

307 6466 for aquote.

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241.

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all your

domestic and industrial

pest control needs phone

AJ Kerr at Ashburton Pest

Control on 03 308 8147 or

027 432 5447

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609.

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Nigel at

Doors and More. Ph 027

Sweeping. 516 7104

NETTLETON Decorators,

qualified tradesman, is

available for interior and

exterior painting, plus plastering,

stopping, skimming

and wallpapering. Phone

James on 0274 865 283.

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.

PLASTERING

&COATINGS

Rockcote. Waterproofing.

Texture/Specialist

Coatings.

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2416189

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Master Tinters NZ. www.

windowtinter.co.nz

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICE

St David’s Church

Fair &Monster Garage Sale

AllensRd, Allenton.

Saturday 9 th October 9-11.30am

Baking,Jams,Preserves, Plants,

BBQ, MorningTea

Children’s Games

Plus muchmore

E- info@talbotsecurity.co.nz 519 East Street,Ashburton

P-(03) 307 2409 Anytime 24/7

-Alarm Response and Patrols

-Alarm Monitoring

-Alarm and CCTV Installation

-Alarm and CCTV Servicing

-Data and Networking

- Fire Extinguishers

- Key Cutting

- Locksmithing

Ashburton’sonly100%locally owned and operatedsecuritycompany

ASHBURTON Society of

Arts Early Spring Show,

Short St Studio. Local

members exhibiting. Guest

-Sarah Beal. On now until

17th October. Weekends

11am - 4pm. Other days

when signs out. Enquiries

308 4533. Masks please.

MEETINGS

GARDEN SUPPLIES

MEETINGS

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This will be held on Thursday14October

at 7.30pm in the VarietyTheatreRooms,

212 Wills Street,Ashburton.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

2418784

2404590

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

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.

PUBLIC NOTICE

HOSPICE Mid-Canterbury -

Here when you need us. If

you or someone you care

about has a life limiting

illness, phone 307 8387 or

027 227 8387

2422493

2404460

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE

Peter Blacklow

PETE’S

PICK

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs

&maintenance. Kerrick hot &cold waterblasters &industrial vacuumcleaners.

Esseti welders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.

Locally owned &operated family business for 68 years

ASHBURTON

South Street, Ashburton PHONE (03) 308-3147

Email office@blacklows.co.nz FREEPHONE 0800 452 522

CentralSouth Island Region

Call in atalk to the people who know...

Attention

trout, salmon,

perch and

tench anglers!

The 2021/2022 sportsfishing season openson1October 2021.

Licences can be purchased at local licenceagents

or online at www.fishandgame.org.nz

Major regulation changes apply forthe 2021/22 season. Getyour regulation

guides instore at licenceagents or go to www.fishandgame.org.nz.

Formoreinformation contactCentral South IslandFish &Gameon036158400

2022 Health Studies Bursary

Altrusa International of AshburtonInc.

Applications areinvited forthis bursary

valued at $1,000

Forfull criteria and an application form

please email

secretary.ashburton@altrusa.org.nz

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2417392

XCEL-ARC

CHAOS AUTOMATIC

WELDING HELMET

Unique Kiwiana graphics.

CHAOS

$155.65+GST

Dr Christopher McGrath

PhD(Otago), MSc, DO(UK)

Expert

musculoskeletal care for your pain

Consulting Osteopath, Ashburton

Appointments/contactthrough web site

021 0222 6378

www.countrypractice.nz

ASHBURTON A&PSHOWCLOSE OF ENTRIES

Theclose of entries to have been held on the 30th

September and 1st October

at the showgrounds have been postponed until

final closing date of

FRIDAY 8th October10.00am till 3.30pm

under the grandstand at the A&PShowgrounds

Anyenquiries to 308 7908 2420366

2386391

Thurs 30th

10.00 Queen Bees

10.00 Respect

11.50 Shang-Chi and the TenRings

12.30 TheIce Road

2.10 TheMole Agent

2.30 Candyman

3.45 TheBoss Baby 2

4.10 Ainbo Amazon Princess

5.40 Respect

5.50 Free Guy

8.00 Shang-Chi and the TenRings

8.15 TheIce Road

Friday 1st

Respect

10.45

1.30

2.55

3.20

4.30

6.00

6.10

8.00

8.10

Queen Bees

TheMole Agent

Respect

Ainbo Amazon Princess

TheIce Road

Candyman

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

Free Guy

Sat2nd &Sun 3rd

10.00

10.00

11.45

11.50

1.40

2.00

3.15

4.00

5.40

5.50

8.00

8.15

Mon4th

10.00

10.00

11.45

12.10

1.30

2.00

3.50

4.10

5.40

6.15

8.00

8.15

Tues 5th

10.00

10.00

11.45

12.10

1.30

2.00

3.50

4.10

5.40

6.15

8.00

8.15

Wed6th

10.00

11.00

12.10

1.30

2.00

3.50

4.10

5.40

6.15

8.00

8.15

PUBLIC NOTICE

PawPatrolthe Movie

Ainbo Amazon Princess

Queen Bees

TheBoss Baby2

PawPatrolthe Movie

TheBoss Baby2

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

Candyman

Respect

Free Guy

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

TheIce Road

Queen Bees

PawPatrolthe Movie

PawPatrolthe Movie

Ainbo Amazon Princess

Shang-Chi andthe TenRings

TheBoss Baby2

Queen Bees

Free Guy

Respect

Candyman

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

TheIce Road

TheBoss Baby2

PawPatrolthe Movie

PawPatrolthe Movie

Ainbo Amazon Princess

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

TheBoss Baby2

Queen Bees

Free Guy

Respect

Candyman

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

TheIce Road

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Free Guy

Respect

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TheIce Road

PG

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Ainbo Amazon Princess,

TheBossBaby2,The IceRoad,

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JORDANS’S NURSERY

Rhododendrons from $15.

91 Pye Road The Downs

Geraldine. Wednesday to

Saturday 10am to 4pm or

by arrangement. phone 03

6938332 or 0274311815

PAUL’S Garden Nursery,

101 Harrison St, Ashburton.

Tomato, vegetable and

flower plants,14 varieties of

seed potatoes, seed yams

and farm fresh, free range

eggs available. Enquiries to

Paul 027 278 1354. Open 7

days.

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

Would a

Scholarship

help your studies

or trade training

in 2022?

Advance Ashburton Community

Foundation has many great

scholarships available for all

types of study, apprenticeships,

and training.

For more information and an application form:

Email grants@advanceashburton.org.nz

www.advanceashburton.org.nz

APPLICATIONS

CLOSE

29 OCTOBER

2021

33rd ANNUAL

PUBLIC MEETING

Join us as we

share an update on the

past year on Zoom

Monday 11th

October 10am

To obtain the Zoom link and

viewour financialreports visit

www.comtrust.org.nz

or phone us on

0800 672 287

2418794

Ashburton Fanciers

Society

POULTRY AUCTION

Sunday October 10,

Sports Hall

Tancred Street West

Ashburton

Viewing 11am

Start 12.30pm

Poultry, Bantams,

Ducks,Cavies

Something for

everybody

Fertile eggs for hatching.

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BOTANICAL EXPO and

Rare Plant Fair. Broadfields

NZ Landscape Garden,

250 Selwyn Road, Rolleston,

7678. Saturday 9October

10am - 4.30pm,

postponment date 23 October.

Specialist Growers,

Demonstrations, Workshops,

Floral Design. $10

entry.


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2013 TOYOTA SPADE, 1500cc, ABS, air con, cam chain,

53,100 kms........................................................................................................................... $10,995

2013 TOYOTA AQUA S,1500cc, auto, 2wheel drive, ABS, reverse camera,

106,173kms............................................................................................................................$8,995

2008 TOYOTA MARK X, 2400cc, 7seater, ABS, air con, S/W,89,000kms....................$9,995

2013 TOYOTA RACTIS,1500cc, hatchback,ABS, air con, cam chain,

67,000 kms........................................................................................................................... $11,995

2013 TOYOTA COROLLAAXIO, 1500cc, hybrid,reverse camera, cam chain,

52,000kms............................................................................................................................ $12,995

MITSUBISHI

2001 MITSUBISHIDION, 1500cc, hatchback,auto, ABS, air con..............................$4,995

HONDA

2008 HONDAFIT RS, 1500cc, auto, hatchback,alloys,53,000kms............................. $10,995

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SUZUKI

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2012 SUBARU LEGACY,2500cc,auto, cruise control, ABS, 96,000kms................$11,995

2013 SUBARUOUTBACK, 2500cc, 4X4, cruise control,reversecamera,

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MAZDA

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2013 MAZDADEMIO13-SKYACTIVE,1300cc, air con, ABS,

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