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School plants

natives

Alife well lived

Brooke’s

final show

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Ninety­seven­year old Colin

Crampton’s secret for along

healthy life is not to hate and

do alot of walking.

‘‘If you can avoid really

hating somebody (do so),

because gosh we are all made

differently,’’ he said.

As aRokeby farmer in his

younger days Colin would

prefer to walk than take his

ute.

‘‘I would get chastised on the

farm ‘why do you walk around

Colin Crampton reflectsonhis interestinglife, and (inset) in uniform during the war.

the farm and not use aute?’

people would ask, it’s what I

liked doing.’’

Even now Colin tries to walk

amile or two every day;

walking alongside the

Ashburton River is one of his

favourite walking spots.

Born in Fairlie and brought

up on his father’s sheep and

cropping farm, Colin ploughed

the fields with ateam of six

clydesdales.

His father, who died young,

wanted Colin to have an office

job rather than farm, so after

finishing school he took an

insurance job in Wellington.

Then, when he turned 18 ­

and got permission from his

mother ­hewas accepted into

the Air Training Corp and did

military training which

included throwing live

grenades.

It could get hairy.

‘‘Jokers dropping them on

the ground after pulling the

pin, giving you aheart attack,’’

Colin said.

PHOTO DANIEL TOBIN

The recruiters then ‘‘talked

you into what they wanted you

to do, not what you wanted to

do,’’ he said.

‘‘I wanted to be afighter

pilot, like alot,’’ he said.

But they sent him to

Ashburton to train as apilot

‘‘not afighter pilot.’’

Colin trained in Tiger Moth

and Oxford planes and was

awarded his wings in Wigram

in 1944.

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Business bounced back in

the first six monthsof2021,

but covid continues to offer

uncertainty for the

entertainment industry

going forward, says

Ashburton Trust Event

Centre(ATEC)manager

Roger Farr.

The last 18 months had

been trying and hard for

everyone in the industry

and, in all likelihood, the

challenges wereset to

continue until at leastthe

end of the year.

Six months of good

tradinginthe first half of

From bomber pilot to farmer

From Page 1

After getting his wings Colin

Crampton wassent to England on a

merchant ship loaded with meat.

‘‘It took quite awhiletoget to the

UK because we went across the

Pacificand through the Panama

Canal which was fairly unusual,’’he

said.

‘‘It was marvellous.’’

One night as theship made its way

across the Atlanticthe alarms were

sounded.

‘‘In the middle of the night the

sirens went off because there was a

‘bandit’ which meantanenemy

submarine so we were thinking this is

it boys,but it was afriend, aBritish

sub.’’

Once in Britain the trainingstarted

again.

‘‘Bit more TigerMoth, abit more

Oxford, Iwas evenonabombing

range with Typhoons.’’

Colin soon discovered trainingcan

be as dangerous as combat.

‘‘I was beinginstructedhow to do

an emergencylanding with one

motor, but my instructorgot abit low

didn't he, Ialmost grabbed the stick

because Iwas surewewould hit

something, and sure we hitall right

but we werelucky it wasanold stone

fence, we didn't crash,managedtogo

aroundagain, they hadthe meat cart

ready for us,’’ he said.

‘‘Thatwas endofmetraining with

that joker,Ihadlostfaith.’’

After being told he could fly well, 19

year oldColin got apromotion anda

Wellington bombertopilot along with

acrew, some of which were ahigher

this calendar year had

been very welcome and had

led by community events,

Mr Farr said.

Unlikeothervenues

around the country, ATEC

did not rely primarily on

touring shows for its

income.

For international and

nationalpromoterstoput

on shows those shows

needed certainty and were

only viable under Level 1.

Over the recent lockdown

four events at ATEC had

been cancelled and a

numerous bookings

shifted,insome casesfor

the third or fourth time, Mr

Farr said.

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The Government needed

to put in firmer timelines

for restriction levels,

otherwise the situation

would continue.

‘‘It seemscrazy that a

shoppingmall with

thousands of people in

close passingcontact is

able to operate,yet avenue

with acapacity of 500 that

has aguaranteed track and

trace record through ticket

sales and where patrons

are seatedand usheredin,

has alimit of 100.’’

One trend of covid had

seen patronsput off

purchasing ticketsuntil

close to the event date.

That delay caused stress

PHOTO DANIEL TOBIN

rank and moreexperienced.

‘‘The jokers seemed to have faithin

me, so that was good, one guyhad

done atour of operationsinthe

Pacific buthis language was abit hot

for the WAF’s (Women in the Air

Force).’’

Althoughthe war hadfinished in

Europe, theJapanese held outinthe

Pacific so the crew trained as though

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for promoters because they

did not know how many

would attend a

performance and for

venues that had to put staff

rosters together.

‘‘While the industry

generallyunderstandsthe

reason for restricted

numbers, it flies in the face

of what the industry is all

about ­bringing people

together to enjoy each

others companyin asocial

environment.’’

The industry understood

it needed to adapttonew

‘‘norms’’ and initiatives up

for discussion includedthe

vaccine passports for entry

to venues,MrFarr said.

on missions and practiced dropping

bombs.

‘‘We were goingtogointo abigger

bomber, bigger than the

superfortress, but that never

happened because then they dropped

theatomicbomb,and bang it wasall

over, the war ended.’’

Reflecting on missingcombat Colin

said ‘‘more than likely Iwouldn't be

aliveifwehad gone to war, you took

your life in your hands.

‘‘There were several pilots Iknew

whenIwas at Wigram whowenttothe

Pacific andnevercame back.’’

After the war he resumed his

insurance job in Wellington,but

beingstuck in an office no longer

suitedhim, andhereturnedtothe

family farm where is mother still

lived.

‘‘I wantedtomake afresh start,’’ he

said.

He meet hislate­wife Alison while

ploughing at his uncle’s farm,and

purchased asheep and cropfarm at

Rokeby between Rakaia and Barrhill.

He andAlison stayed there for

more than 60 years, and raised their

only child Frank.

Colin named the farmWindrush

afterthe airfieldinthe UK where he

had aclose call withthe stone fence

during the war.

Colin retiredaround 15 yearsago,

andheand Alison moved to

Ashburton.

Sincethen Colin had lost both

Alison, andson Frank whichhad

been hard, but he was keeping

himself occupied in the garden,

reading, chatting with friends and

continuing his regular walks.

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Migrant residency

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It’sgreattohavearesidency

pathway forpeopleworkingon

our farms, but it’s ‘‘waytoo late,

way too slow’’, Federated

Farmers Mid Canterbury

provincial president David

Clark (pictured) says.

The government announced

the one­off2021 ResidentVisa

lastweekwhich wasasimplified

pathway foraround165,000

migrantworkers livinginNew

Zealand. It was to help give

certaintytomigrants workers

and theirfamilies, as well as the

businesses wheretheyworked.

Mr Clarksaid it wasgoodnews

­but welloverdue­for the

nearlythousands of people in

New Zealand eligiblefor the

one­off residentvisas,which

included around9000primary

industry workers.

‘‘It’sgreatfor themtofinally

givearesidency pathwaytothe

peoplehere working on our

farms butgosh,way too late, way

too slow,’’ he said.

‘‘The stress thatwe’veput

these peoplethrough,the crisis

point that we’ve got to in all of

thisand thenumberofpeople

thatwe’velost to Canadaand

Australiainthe meantimeisjust

totally, utterly unfair.’’

‘‘It’sjust disgraceful, thereis

no patonthe back from me in

thisone,’’hesaid.

Along with primaryindustry

workers, thevisa has created a

residence pathway formore

than5000health andaged care

workersand morethan800

teachers. Therewere also15,000

construction and 12,000

manufacturingworkers in the

country, someofwhom would be

eligiblefor the one­off pathway.

AshburtonDistrict mayor Neil

Brown supported the moveto

fast­track residencyfor migrant

workersasthey playedavital

role in dairying and other

industries.

“International workers have

long helped our district

overcome staff shortages, not

just on dairy farms butinresthomes,

construction, andother

industries,’’hesaid.

“Many havehad residency

applications on hold sinceearly

2020 because of Covid­19 and

that has created stressand kept

families apart. I’m pleasedthese

valuedworkerscan now start

planning forafutureinNew

Zealand.”

In theAshburtondistrict,

dairy farmingmade up 10 per

cent of jobswith more than 2000

peopleemployed.

Mr Brownsaidmigrant

workersinthe sectorhad

worked hard on farms and made

apositive contributiontothe

district.Localindustry groups

hadbeen among thosepressing

government to act.

“Theirchildren go to local

schools and,with residency,

wouldbeabletogo on to attend

university as Kiwis.The

partnersbring skillstothe

districtatatimewhen many

businesses are strugglingtofind

staff. We all benefitfromtheir

contribution.

“This fast­track residencywill

hopefully stopsomelookingat

jobsinAustraliaorCanada,

which until the Government

announcement havebeenable

to offer more certaintyabout

residency rules.”

Minister of Immigration Kris

Faafoi saiditwas away forward

for New Zealand’smigrant

families whohad been

disrupted by Covid­19, while

ensuringbusinesseshad

certainty to plan into the future

and continue driving the

economic recovery.

“Thechangesgive migrants

certainty abouttheirfuture

here, allowingthem to continue

putting downroots,and will

helpreunite many families who

wereseparated by theborder

restrictions thatpreventCovid­

19 entering thecommunity,’’ he

said.

Mr Faafoi acknowledged the

uncertainty and difficulties

closedborders hadcausedthe

migrantcommunity.‘‘Wehave

beencarefully working through

thisresidence option to offer

certaintythey needtotruly

makeNew Zealand theirhome.’’

“Butour message to

industries andemployers

remains clear;theyneed to look

for waystobuildresilient

workforcesand to attract,train

and retainlocal workersand

reducetheirrelianceonlowskilledmigrantlabour,”

Mr

Faafoi said.

Employerswould havethe

opportunity to retainsettledand

skilledmigrantworkers,

reflectingthe critical partthey

playinthe economy, essential

workforce and communities, he

said.

Ashburton’s rail container terminal is moving north to Fairton.

Rail hub funding

AshburtonDistrictmayor

NeilBrownhas welcomed a

$2 million government

investment in the district’s

new FairfieldFreightHub,

which will see the town’s rail

containerterminal move to

Fairton .

Constructionofthe $14m

hub projectisexpected to

begin earlynext year andbe

completed by late2022.

Theproject is ajoint

initiative with the Ashburton

District Council, Fairfield

FreightHub, which is part of

the WareingGroup, and

KiwiRail.

Mr Brownsaid it was

excitingnewsfor thedistrict

and agreatexample of people

workingtogether.

“Councilhas beenkeenfor

years to see the rail hub

relocate fromthe centre of

townand while I’ve

personallybeen workingonit

for the pasttwo and ahalf

years, there were others

before me.Itis long­awaited

and welcome for our

community.”

The project ensures an

ongoing container terminal in

the district, which willbe

goodfor businesses moving

goods andhelp ease

congestion on roads.

Thereare planstoincrease

local rail freight from 6000

containers ayear to 20,000.

‘‘Increased localrail freight

willresultinreducedtruck

movements off our state

highwayone, and not having

trains shunting in townwill

relieve congestionin

Ashburtontown

intersections.

‘‘The hub relocation will

increase roadsafetyonSH1

and through Ashburton

township, and also reduce

carbon emissions.’’

The new freight hubisnear

council’s north­east

AshburtonBusiness Estate.

Mr Brownthanked

Rangitata MP Jo Luxton who

had been instrumental in

making thefunding happen.

“There havebeen alot of

peoplewho have worked on

this and it is yet another

project that willbringan

economic boostfor the

district.”

Freight operations will

continue at KiwiRail’s

current Ashburtonsite on

West Street until the

Fairfield Hubisopen.

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Ainbo-Spirit Of the Amazon

ReviewedbyRowenaHart

This abeautiful movie forall ages.Italked to 3

adults who were there with children and they

all enjoyedit!

The theme was environmental, about asmall

village saving their part of the Amazonian

rainforest from developers wanting toset up

agold mine.

And ifit is going to bring more attention to

what ishappening to our forests, not only the

Amazon, around the world too, that’s agood

thing.

Ireally liked the colour and designs of the

plants and creatures. And the costume

decoration on the princess,and the otherfolks

in the community were stunning. IfIwas ever

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the warriorsfaceand body paintingdesigns....

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Second bridge investment

As the paper went to print

yesterdayAshburton

District councillors were

voting on a

recommendation to

progress investment and

detailed designfor a

second urbanbridge across

the Ashburton River.

The recommendation

follows asecondstage

businesscase for the

second bridge, which says

Chalmers Avenue is

technically preferred over

aduplicate State Highway

1bridge off WestStreet.

Anew roadoff the

proposed bridge wouldlink

southtoGrahamsRoad.

The Chalmers Avenue

bridge could be

constructed largely offline,

wouldreduce traffic

on the highway through

Ashburton and make it

safer for local road users,

and support future growth

at LakeHood and Tinwald

east, the business case

says.

The duplicate SH1

bridge faced potentially

significant property and

constructabilitychallenges

and NZTA, apartner in

bridge planning so far,said

it would be verydifficult to

build on eitherside of the

existing bridge.

At the meeting

councillors considered the

recommendation to

progress the business case

to amore detailed and

design phase and economic

assessment of the

Chalmers Avenuebridge

option.

The business case also

recommends NZTA extend

the merge lanes at South

Street/SH1 intersection

next year and consider

clip­on passing bays for

cyclists on the existing

bridge.

It also suggests an ondemand

public transport

service like Timaru’s and

in the really long­term a

walking/cycling bridge

across the river from

Tarbottons Roadtothe

mountain bike park.

If ticked off by

councillors, the detailed

business case could be

complete in 2024 and the

project shovel ready for the

next national Land

Transport programme.

Construction could begin

by 2026.

The business case work

has beencompleted by

consultants Stantec.

Council secured $94,500

funding from the

Provincial Growth Fund

for the case, NZTA have

also contributed $203,694

and council $101,206.

Ashburtonmayor Neil

Brown said it might seema

second bridge has beena

long time in the planning,

but without the detailed

level of work so far, council

was highly unlikely to

attract the 80 percent

funding from government

budgeted for in the Long

Term Plan.

The drivers for the

bridge were population

growth and development in

Ashburton and Tinwald,

road safety,and freight

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Disposal of park gets council nod

Ashburton District councillors

unanimously agreed yesterday to

dispose of Grove Street Park and

negotiate fair compensation from the

developers of Ashbury Grove

subdivision.

The developers, GS Holdings,

asked that the park be made into a

roadway into the new subdivision,

and in exchange they would build a

new bigger park in the subdivision.

During an extraordinary meeting

last week council reviewed the

submissions made by the public. Of

which 45 submissions were received,

with 36 (or 80 per cent) which

supported the disposal of Grove

Street Park.

Ashbury Grove project manager

Andrew Mason spoke at the meeting

pointing out the subdivision did not

need the Grove Street access, but

because of lack of sufficient sized

playgrounds in the area, the

developers felt having anew bigger

park in the subdivision with access

off Grove Street would serve the

neighbourhood better.

‘‘We could build the subdivision as

acul­de­sac, but that doesn't fix the

existing problems of the local streets

not having apark facility of the

appropriate size.

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existingresidential areas access to an

increased size park,’’ Mr Mason said.

Senior policy advisor Richard

Mabon clarified that the decision to

dispose of the park is separate from

the decision on resource consents for

the subdivision.

Whenasked about the historyofthe

parkMrMabon said back in 1975 the

parkwas set aside for aroad, but the

landwas nevermade into aroad.

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Fairton School plants native reserve

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Fairton Schoolpupils recently

got stuck in planting avariety of

nativeplants in apaddock next

to their school.

KānukaMid Canterbury

Regeneration Trust supported

by Advance Ashburton

facilitated apartnership

between the Talley’sGroup,

who own the land, Fairton

Schooland the wider

community to transform the

land intoanative reserve.

It is hoped the native plants

will add to the local ecosystem

with birds,insectsand lizards

expected to be attracted to the

area once the plants are

established.

The initiative is part of

KānukaTrust’s goal to protect

and improveMid Canterbury’s

nativeplants and ecosystems.

KānukaTrustfounding

trustee Angela Cushnie said the

area will be split into sections,

and the schoolpupils will learn

as the plantsgrow.

‘‘We are creating pathways

through the gardens, and an

open space in the middle which

will be an outdoor classroom, so

the kids will be able to monitor

the lizards the butterfly's the

nativebugs and the birds that

will comehere,’’she said.

One of the trusts pillarsis

‘planting for purpose’, she said.

‘‘So we plant for food, we

plant for shelter, but also we

plant for nature,somakingsure

the rightplantsare in the right

place.

‘‘Nexttouswehave arable

Pupils,teachers and parents helped plant the natives in apaddock next to the school.

farmland, here will be natives,

and avege patch next door so

they servelots of different

purposes and to bringthat to

people’s attention is really

important.’’

Christchurchbased native

restorationbusinessBrailsfords

supplied the plants for planting

and willsupport the school over

the years as the nativesgrow.

Owner Steve Brailsfordsaid

understanding plants is

important.

‘‘Understanding how to

developplant communities,

rather than just putting natives

in, we are putting in about 30

different species, agecko and

lizard habitat, shrubland and

dry woodland.’’ He enjoys

seeing children develop an

interest in nativesand the

environment.

‘‘Ifwestart with

primary kidswho live

in an environment with

PHOTO DANIEL TOBIN

hedges and pine trees...

teaching them aboutplant

communities, and that natives

combine together to provide

resourcesfor the environment.’’

Cost increase for

hall strengthening

Earthquake strengthening work

on theRakaia MemorialHall

could costfar morethaninitial

estimates and what has been

budgeted.

Ashburton District Council

(ADC) has completed afull

earthquake assessment of the

halland hasalsoreceived

pricing to strengthenthe

building.

The projectcurrentlyhas a

budget of $150,000.

Councillors were toldlast

weekthatthe workcouldcost

fourorfivetimes than figure.

ADC business support

manager Paul Brake said

council wascurrently reviewing

the strengtheningoptions for the

building.

Areport was being prepared

to consider at alatermeeting

dateand would includethe final

workscope, costs, andany

additional funding required.

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Deaths

BOAL, Malcolm Leonard:

Passed away suddenly

at Rosebank Resthome,

Ashburton after a short

illness on October 2, 2021,

aged 73 years. Loved father

and father-in-law of Glen

and Corienne (Sydney), and

Michelle and Craig Hydes

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and Charlotte. Loved son of

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private service has been held

forMalcolm.

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027 637 1229

MARR, Michael Leonard

(Micky) on October 1st,2021.

Passed away peacefully at

Rosebank Lifecare, Ashburton,

aged 75 years. Dearly loved

partner of Pam. Dearly loved

father and father-in-law and

Grandad of Rebecca &Brent,

Bailey, Josh &Nick Kershaw;

Justine &Tony, the late Jack,&

Liam Turner; Hayley, &Alyssa

Adams, and extended family

Shayne, Janelle, Richard,

Andrew and their families.

Messages to the Marr family

c/- P.O Box 472 Ashburton

7740. A private service

for Micky will be held. For

anyone wishing to view the

service online go to www.

patersonsfuneralservices.

co.nz Funeral Notices and

click on Micky’s notice for the

link.

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Deaths Deaths Deaths

EVEREST, Robin Margaret

passed away peacefully in

her 86th year on Tuesday 5

October, after bravely facing

the challenges of living

with dementia. Adored and

devoted wife ofOwen for 63

wonderful years. Muchloved

mother and mother-in-law of

Phill and Jos, Diand Nev, Sue

and Phil; special Nan to Mark

and Mel, Anna and James,

Paul and Sarah, Brit, Loz and

Jacob, Lucy and Ben; great-

Nan to Arthur, Emma, William,

Patrick, Frank and Max. Mum

(Bridge) will be delighted to

be reunited with the love of

her life, Owen (Oz). Special

thanks to the staff at Radius

Millstream for the wonderful

support and care ofMum for

the past 3½years. Messages

to the Everest family c/- PO

Box 472, Ashburton 7740. In

lieu of flowers, donations to

Dementia Canterbury would

be appreciated. Due toCovid

number restrictions, if you

would like to attend Robin’s

service, please contact Phill,

p.everest@xtra.co.nz. For

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STRACHAN, ShirleyAnnette:

Peacefully at Rangitata Huts

on October 2, 2021 aged 73

years. Dearly loved wife of

Gary for56years,much loved

mother and mother-in-law

of Karen and Peter Kilgour,

Tanya and Steve Williams

(Greymouth), and Jason and

Lee. Loved Nana of Shane

and Brook, Jack and Rebecca;

Bailey and Tryton, and Rubie;

Jake and Bree, and Riley; and

loved great-grandmother of

Harrison, Maxwell, Morgan,

Maddix, and Oden, and friend

of Andrew and his family.

Special friend of Leslie and

Robert, Chrissie Glassey, and

Dave Johnstone.

In lieu of flowers donations

to the Heart Foundation

of New Zealand would be

appreciated and may be

made at the service or at

Memory Funerals. Messages

to:The Strachan family,c/- PO

Box 6035, Ashburton 7742.

Due toCovid-19 restrictions

aprivate service tocelebrate

Shirley’s lifewill be held.

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of David and Gaye

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TARBOTTON: Lester James.

1st October 2021 in Methven,

surrounded by his family,

aged 88 years. Dearly loved

husband of Joy and the late

Joan. Cherished and loved

father and father-in-law of

Wendy &Robbie Risdon, (the

late) Paul and Helen, Linda &

Tim Robinson, Ian & Nicola

and Ruth &Chris Hutchinson.

Proud grandfather to Sarah,

Thomas & Chris; Matthew,

Daniel, Luke, Joseph, Heidi,

Caleb, Joshua & James;

James, Jeremy & Rebecca;

Emily, Henry & Charlotte;

Kate & Emma; & spouses/

partners and precious greatgrandfather

of 12. Messages

to the Tarbotton Family,

P.O. Box 472, Ashburton.

Due to Covid restrictions, a

private funeral will be held.

For those wishing to view

service online go to www.

patersonsfuneralservices.

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click on Lester’s noticefor the

link.

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TARBOTTON Lester

James, on October 1, 2021,

in Methven. Loved and

respected husband of Joy,

step-father of Sandra and

Quentin Hinchliffe, and stepgrandfather

of Tom, and

Rosemary Hinchliffe. “With

sadness Lester has leftahuge

hole in our hearts and our

lives.”

TAYLOR, Arthur Rossiter

(Ross): Peacefully at Radius

Millstream, Ashburton on

October 2, 2021. Dearly loved

husband and best friend of

Shirley, much loved Dad of

Deb and Paul Boon, Vikki and

John MacPherson, Lisa and

Scott Stringer, and Anna and

Paul Cartney. Loved Grandad

of Gemma, Liam, and the late

Charlotte; Ross, Shannon, and

Matthew; Gabrielle, Bethany,

and Nicholas; Georgie, and

Tamsin; and great-grandad of

Izara, Brihanna, and Isabelle.

Special thanks to the staff of

Radius Millstream for their

special care and compassion.

Messages to: c/- The Taylor

Family, PO Box 6035,

Ashburton 7742. A private

servicehas been held forRoss.

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027 637 1229

TRUMAN, Neville Digby -On

October 2, 2021, at Rosebank

Lifecare, Ashburton,

surrounded by his family.

Aged 88 years. Dearly loved

and loving husband of Ann.

Much lovedfather and fatherin-lawofChristine

Hay, Leone

and Grant Purvis, Grant, and

Michelle and Mike Griffiths

and loving Grandad of all

his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Messages to

the Truman family c/- POBox

472, Ashburton 7740. Due to

COVID restrictions, aprivate

servicefor Neville will be held.

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Acknowledgement

BLACKLOW, BarbaraMary

16/10/27 –05/08/21

Thefamily of the late Barbara

Blacklowwish to express their

heartfelt thanks for the many

expressions of sympathy and

gestures ofkindness shown

following the sad loss of

Barbara who will begreatly

missed.

Very grateful thanks to Father

Huynh Tran, Father Denis

Nolan, Nico Taumoae and all

who attended avery special

and memorable funeral mass,

Mumwould have lovedit.

Special thanks forthe support

and care received from Linda

and the team at Paterson’s,

who made all arrangements

seamless.

Please accept this

acknowledgement as a

personal expression of our

deepest gratitude.

HUGGINS, Peter James

1.6.33 –13.9.21

Patsy and the Huggins and

Currey families extend our

sincere gratitude to those

who sent baking, flowers,

cards, phoned or sent texts

at the loss of our dear Peter

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grandfather and greatgrandfather.

To those not

already contacted, please

accept this apersonal thank

you.

In Memoriam

CAMPBELL, Ian James

28.7.31-8.10.2017

Sadly passed away four years

ago tomorrow.

No longer in our lives,

Foreverinour hearts.

Remembered with love

always

Adele, Robyn, Donald,

Heather, Christine and their

families.

MCINTOSH, NancyClare

22/04/1935 –05/10/2020

Our beautiful Mum passed

away one year ago today.

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Howluckyweweretohavehad

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meet again.

Goodbye is not forever.

From your loving children xo

PEARSON, Thomas Francis

(Tom):

In loving memory of my

dearly loved brother who

went to sleep 12th October,

2013.

Everyday in some small way,

Memories of youcome my way,

Though absent, youare always

near,

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NEWS

10 Ashburton Courier, October 7, 2021

Relay For

Life moved

The Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in

Ashburton has been postponed until next

year, due to covid restrictions.

It was scheduled to take place at the

Ashburton Domain oval on October 16, but

will now be held early in 2022.

Relay For Life committee chairperson

Lester McLean said the Government’s

announcement earlier this week, regarding

Alert Level 2restrictions remaining in place

for the South Island, meant postponement

was the only possible course of action.

“While we are very disappointed that we

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on gatherings remaining at 100 people,” Mr

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remember loved ones lost to cancer, to

celebrate cancer survivors and those going

through cancer currently, and to fight back

against cancer by raising funds to support

the Cancer Society’s work, the event will

have even greater significance,” he said.

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fundraising by all participants and

encourage them to keep up their momentum

over the coming months, as the Cancer

Society needs your support more than ever.”

Youth survey

Findings from asurvey run by YMCA paint

amostly positive picture fromyouth living

in Mid andSouth Canterbury.

Youthsurveyproject manager Michèle

Keggenhoffsaid feedback from young

peopleconsistently confirmed they have a

goodquality of life,that their district is a

great place to live, and that job andsocial

opportunities are key factors in whether

theyremain in their districts after finishing

any studyortraining.

She said results across both Mid and

South Canterbury were remarkably similar.

The survey asked questions inthree

sections:attitudes, education and

employment,and well­being. Some 1243

respondentscompleted partone, 862 part

two,and 853part three.

Ahealthy 70% of youngpeople saytheir

districthas job opportunities, 64% say there

is work experience on offer,but 39%were

unsureofthe availabilityof

apprenticeships.

Just 12 %ofyoung peopleage 16 plus have

afull driver licence and 23% no licence at

all.

Mid Canterbury has the highest

percentage with no driver licence (37%).

Some 75% of respondents said Covid­19

had affected their wellbeing ‘not very much’

or‘notatall’.

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their plans for study, training or jobs ‘a lot’.

Nearlyathird of Ashburtonrespondents

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Young people identified their top five

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mental health/depression/stress (64%),

bullying online and offline (54%), drugs

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At age 17, 44% watch pornographywith

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Arecord numberofyoung people

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Ashburton Courier, October 7, 2021

13

Mermaid is Brooke’s final show

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

BrookeMiller has been on amusical

journey with Mid Canterbury Children’s

Theatre (MCCT) since the age of eight, but

Disney’s The Little MermaidJnr will be her

final curtain call.

The 18­year­old was castasanorphanin

Annie,her first MCCT show,and has

appeared in seven others.

Herfirst speakingrolewas in Seussical

where sheplayedyoung kangaroo.

In her next showshe had alead role in

Peter Pan and played Cubby, oneofthe lost

boys.

Otherroles have seen her on stage as a

goddess in Xanadu,Sue thefairy in

Pinocchio,PrincessFiona in Shrek the

Musicaland Boris in Chitty ChittyBang

Bang .

In Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jnr she

plays seawitch Ursula andthe first of five

showsopens tomorrow at the EventCentre.

The show was acasualty of covid last year

and Brookehas been given special

dispensation to perform,becauseshe

completedher studies at Ashburton

Collegelast year.

‘‘Little Mermaid has been such an

amazing show to be apartof. Thedirecting

team and everyone behind thescenes have

been so lovely andfun to work with and

they have been doing such an incredible

job.

‘‘I feel really emotional that this will be

mylast show, but Ihope to be involved with

MCCTinsome waybehind the scenes in the

future.’’

Brooke’s family has been involved with

MCCT for 16 years.

Heroldest brother,who is now24, started

when he waseightand Brookefollowed in

his footsteps.

Brooke Miller and, right, as Ursula in

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jnr.

‘‘Unfortunately Ibroke my arm when I

was12and couldn’tperform in Wizard of

Oz, which wasupsetting as Ithen could

havemadeitto10years of performing in

shows.’’

Brookehas aphotographic memory, so

learning her lines hasalwayscome easy to

her.

‘‘Once Iread throughthe scriptIalmost

knowall the lines off by heart. Once I’ve

learnt them Itry to get straight into

character andreally embody thecharacter

Iamplaying.’’

Brookeenjoyed and excelled at drama

and danceatschooland hadfouryears of

singing lessonswith local tutor Jo

Castelow.

‘‘My career goal was to becomeanactress

and to hopefully continue my study at the

NewZealandDrama School in Wellington,

but unfortunately duetocovidmycareer

path haschanged.’’

Sheiscurrently enjoying working at

Speight’s Ale House andiseyeingupdoing

atrade and lateroverseastravel.

‘‘I won’tstopacting, that will always be

my hobby.’’

OUT AND ABOUT

OCTOBER9

St David’s Church is hosting a

fair and monster garage saleat

the church on Allens Road in

Allenton from9am to 11.30am.

Baking, jams, preserves, plants,

barbecue, morningtea,

children’s games.

OCTOBER 10

ThePlains Railway &Historical

Museum willbeopenfrom 11am

until4pm.Railcarrides,museum

village buildingsopen,

machinery display, kids

scavengerhunt-atthe Tinwald

Domain.

OCTOBER16

St John garden walkfundraiser

around the picturesque grounds

of Rakaia Gardens at Dorie. Two

sessions; 9.30am until 12.30pm

and1.30pm until4pm.Guided

toursofthe garden at 11amand

1.30pm. Entry $15,includes

Devonshire tea.

Farmstrongisbringing anight

of comedy to Methvenaspartof

theirnationwideruralwellbeing

programme.Nick Rado, Tarun

Mohanbhai, Courtney Dawson

andAndre King willbeatMtHutt

MemorialHall. Tickets are $20.

R18 eventfrom 7pm to 10pm.

OCTOBER 18 ­23

Bookarama, theannual charity

fundraiserrunsatthe Ashburton

Sports Hall. Secondhandbooks,

puzzles, magazines andgames

up for sale.

TRAINER DESCRIPTIONS

OrnsbyMotorcycle Training

Dan’s firstridingexperience was on a1970’s 50cc trail bike at

the age of 10.Passing histest the dayafter his 15thbirthday

he got his first road bikeand hasn’tlooked back. Racing

competitively for over28years beforeretiringin2019Dan

rode in many disciplines from dirttrack speedwaytoroad

racing. Training other riders was something Dan took up in

2008 and by 2010 he had started his own training business,

gaining NZTAcertification. Today, he heads ateam of seven

highly experienced instructors boasting over 200 years riding

experience between them. OrnsbyMotorcycle Training caters

for complete beginners to advanced levelriders, offering the

3practical stages of licensing, Ride Forevercourses, Track basedtraining, Adventuretraining and

more. Whateverthe need of theindividual they can help. The team service ahuge portion of the

South Island, delivering courses from Bluff to Kaikouraand the West Coast. Mid Canterburyriders

arefortunate to have Mr CliveChapman (one of their own) delivering courses and imparting his

extensiveknowledge to local Ashburtonites(Is that how youwouldspellAshburtonites?).

Love Motorcycle Training

Dan and Lesleyhavebeen offering Ride Forevercourses, and most

NZTAmotorcycle licensing services across Otagoand Southland for

the last two years, but arenow excitedtobe offering all Ride Forever

courses in new regional areas as theyexpand this service into

Canterbury; offering courses in Ashburtonand Timaru.

Dan is ahighlytrained ex-UK Police motorcyclist with extensiveon

road experience gained over many years of service with the Police.

Trained to Police Roadcraft Class1Advanced standards, he is also

an Institute of Advanced Motorist (IAM) Examiner.

Passionate about improving motorcyclist skills, Dan has highlycredible road based instructional

expertisegoing back over 20 years, ensuring that tuition of thehighest quality is at the forefront of

the instruction offered.

2DriveSafe

Lead Instructor Duncan is originally from the UK whereheinstructed

for one of the country’starget training organisations. Now living in

New Zealand for almost 15 years,working most of that time as an

instructor,Duncan is an expertofexplaining the ‘why do’and showing

the ‘how to’ofmotorcycle riding. Duncan heads up ateam of 4

instructors with over 100 years worth of riding experience to giveyou

the best coaching possible.

Carz nBikez Training

Caron Bedwell is the founder and owner of Carz nBikez

Training Ltd. Afully qualified professional motorcycle

instructor based in Canterbury. Her company Carz nBikez

Training Limited, has successfully developed and grown,

delivering afull range of motorcycle training and licensing

services including the ACCRide ForeverTraining programs,

throughout the CanterburyRegion. Ashburtonisone of the

regions CnB Trainingiscurrently delivering these courses.

Caron has been involved in the Motorcycle Industryfor over 15 years as co-owner of a

motorcycle dealership, coaching woman to ride dirtand trail bikes, Road circuit racing and

coaching personal rider development. Caron has over 30 years experience as acoach, trainer

and mentor.

Beingdeeply passionate about what motorcycling brings,what it offers, is the reason and

driving force, why it’simportant to shareand educateriders how to be the best and safest

version of themselves whilst out riding.

The CnB motoistobeEffective,Efficientand Friendly, to upskill and increase knowledge which

grows and develops Rider skills to last a Lifetime.

www.rideforever.co.nz


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 33

7October 2021

Message From ThePrincipal

Looking Ahead to Term Four

Whilst there was the earlier interruption to the

term via Delta there isadistinct feeling of ‘thank

goodness these holidayshavearrived’.

This vibe has been created byacombination of

College exams,plus the demands of tryingtowrapup

much of our internally assessedmaterial.

For both staff and students the break is achance

to recharge the batteries before Term Four sprints

past.

At least, this year, schools have five weeks with senior students before

they start exam leave, rather than the three weeks which had been

originally scheduled.

Our planning for the Year 11 and 12 Prize-giving and the Year 13

Graduation Ceremony is well underway. However, unless we are at

Level 1there will berestrictions to consider. Like any large organisation

we arealso planning howtoacknowledge our students’successes in the

eventofany changed COVID restrictions.

NewBuild Progressions

Ournew buildisunderway, although we don’thave the finalisedMaster

Plan, duetosome considerationsstill to be finalised.

However, we do know that the first block ofour new build will utilise

the land that encompasses the old Swimming Pool site, the adjacent

Horticulture Block and the existing Phoenix Pre-school land. With this

in mind, the Pre-school will relocate to the space infront of the former

MidCanterburyNetballPavilion, andpassers-bywill noticethatwork has

startedinthis area.

We will share the Master Plan with our wider community, once this is

finalised. Asother schools will attest, property planning is aprolonged

process.

Changes at NCEA Level1

At this stage, the Ministry ofEducation is still intending tointroduce,

through its NCEA Change Package, major changes toNCEA Level 1for

2023. This work started in 2019.

There are some significant changes being signalled. These include: a

reduction inthe number of subjects available, and areduction in the

numberofstandards available in each subject, plus therequirementthat

everysubjecthas both an internal and an externally assessed component.

However, this does not mean an exam in all subjects, aswork insome

subjects can also be assessed by portfolios or written submissions.

Through the Teacher OnlyACCORD Days,staff areworking collaboratively

with other schools in preparation forLevel 1implementationin2023.

Many of thesenew assessments will be trialled in 2022 by some schools

throughout New Zealand, and our staff have the option of providing

feed-forward to NZQA on their proposals. There are further reforms/

tweaks proposed forLevels 2and 3infollowingyears.

College Roll Growth

Our latest Ministry ofEducation GMFS (Guaranteed Minimum Formula

Staffing) noticerecognises that our College roll continuestogrow.

Students have made their subject choices for 2022 and weare working

to ensure that wecan continue to offer these choices, and against new

teacher appointments. The challenge isthat every secondary school in

New Zealand isgoing through exactly the same process and there isan

under- supply of teachers in manyareas.

Retirementand Best Wishes to Ron Cresswell

Ron Cresswell has announced his retirement from his Deputy Principal

position, effective from the end of this year.‘Crez’isalegend for many

of ourstudents. Hethoroughlydeserves the right toretire andtospend

more time on his woodwork projects, photography, interests, and with

familyand friends. Iknow he willbemissed andall of us wish him well.

Ross Preece

Principal •Tumuaki

Staff -Farewell

Annabelle Simpson

Annabelle hasbeen apartofthe College’s Physical Education Facultysince

thebeginning of 2020, teaching Physical Education andHealth.

She has beenavalued and hard-working member of thePhysical Education

Faculty, and significantlyinvolved in the resource preparation and teaching

of the Year 12 Senior Health Programme, arelatively new pathway option

forstudents.

Meanwhile, her background in Personal Training supported her teaching

capabilityinthe Year 13 Sport and Exercise PerformanceCourse.

TheFacultywill miss her inputand sense of humour.

We thank Annabelle forher contributionsatAshburtonCollegeand wishher

well in her new position at Avonside Girls’High School.The increased time

created from not having to undertake the daily Christchurch to Ashburton

andreturn commutewill doubtless be appreciated.

The

AshColl

Way

Appreciation

Year 13 Awards and aNew Award

With the Year 13 Graduation Ceremony approaching quickly, details

around some ofthe prestigious awards presented at that event are

outlined in this newsletter, indicating opportunities for student

successes to be acknowledged.

There will be additional information and recognitions in forthcoming

newsletters, including after the Year 13 Graduation Ceremony and

the combined Year 11 and 12 Prize-giving. InDecember we will be

acknowledging theachievementsofYear 9and 10 students.

Of particular note is the outstanding historical and current community

supportAshburtonCollegereceives

into the availability ofthese awards

forstudents.

TheDux of AshburtonCollege

This top academic award goes

to the student attaining the

highest overall academic result at

Ashburton College for the relevant

year. The outcome is based on

results inInternal Assessments and

in the College Exams, which are

used asproxy for students’External

Assessment Grades.

TheProxime Accessit

This award isthe Runner-up to the

Dux presentation, to the student

with academic results secondplaced

forthe relevant year.

TheFooks Memorial Award

This is giventoanoutstanding male

student, who has been prominent in academic performance, leadership,

and extra-curricularactivities.

With appreciation to Margaret Bean of the Ashburton High School

OldPupils’Association, for the information and photo.

Herbert Henry Fooks, known as ‘Bertie’, had a

number of ‘firsts’tohis name.

He was afirst day pupil of Ashburton High School,

being number 17 on the roll; the first old pupil to

graduate from Canterbury University College (as

it was then) in 1984 with aBachelor ofArts; and

in 1910 was elected the first President of the Old

Pupils’Association.

In his lifetime he was the Ashburton Borough

Engineer and Town Clerk; Secretary for anumber

of organisations, including the AshburtonVolunteer Fire Brigade, the Golf

Club and theLawnTennis Club.

Sadly,hediedprematurely in February1911atthe age of 41, of pneumonia.

Significant public recognitions were made to the quality, contributions of

and the values he exhibited in his life.

The following year, on27June 1912, amemorial tablet presented by the

High School Old Pupils’ Association was unveiled to commemorate his

life. Described as a’handsome, glittering brass tablet’itwas prepared to

perpetuate the memory ofits first President and to ‘inspire succeeding

pupils with love for their school, devotion to their duty and zeal in the

cultivation of all qualities and exercises tending to the making of trueand

honourable men. On this roll of honour shall beinscribed annually, the

name of the pupil who shall be deemed most worthy to have earned the

distinction by pre-eminence in scholastic attainment, and manly outdoor

sports, bypossession of the qualities of manhood, truth, courage, and

devotion to duty, and by the exhibition of moral force ofcharacter and

the instincts of leadership’. For the next fifty years the boy judged most

worthy was tohave his name inscribed on it. (It must be said that itwas

certainly aman’s worldback in that time!).

This brass tablet is now inthe College’s Auditorium Foyer and, while the

wordsofthe annual awardhavechanged,the spirit of the originalaward

liveson.

TheRotaryClub of Ashburtonhas been the sponsor the above

three awards formanyyears,and their supportofthe

College is very much appreciated.

TheAshburtonHigh School Centennial Trust

ROMcDowell Crystal Trophy

This is awarded to afemale studentwho has been prominent in academic

performance, leadership,and extra-curricularactivities.

The Ashburton High School Centennial Trust Fund was established

following the Ashburton High School Old Pupils Centennial held in

February1982,which wound up theircelebrations with surplus funding.

Theobjects of the Trust were to invest andaccumulate the monies forthe

benefitofPost-Primary Education in the Ashburtonarea.

In August 2002, after the sudden death of Owen McDowell it was

suggested,and approved by the Trustees,thatOwenMcDowell’s name be

associatedwith this presentation.

Owen McDowell was Principal of

Ashburton College from 1968-1988, with

his contribution to schooling in Ashburton

and to the community at large being

considerable. Itwas noted also that the

Trust benefited greatly from his vast

amount ofwork and direction given since

itsformation in 1984.

New Award-TheRobinGrigg Agricultureand

Horticulture Memorial Award

This is anew awardthisyear,available to astudentfromone of either

AshburtonCollege or Mt Hutt College,donatedbythe Grigg family in

memoryofRobin Grigg.

Robin farmed Barrosa Station, in Mt Somers,for thirty-seven years.Hewas

aChairman of the Federated Farmers’Mid Canterbury branch, and gave

considerable input into districtplanning.

Robin had many off-the-farm interests, including square-rig sailing

and trekking (including on camels), which took him to all corners of the

globe.Hesailed around both Cape Hornand the Cape of Good Hope,and

even went on aRussian Nuclear Icebreaker ship across the Arctic. Robin

spenthis lateryears in Christchurch.

Robin Grigg also knew many ofthe trials and tribulations that farming

brought.

Amanda Hewson (nee Grigg) has advised that, on behalf of the Grigg

family, they wanted to give a young person some support, offering an

opportunityfor astep in the direction of achieving their goals.

The recipient ofthe Robin Grigg Memorial Prize will be astudent who is

already passionate about agriculture; aperson who is driven, hard-working

and innovative, much like the late Robin Grigg.

Amanda is currently on parental leave but has taughtatAshburtonCollege

since2011.

Information

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 Monday 22 November and running through until

Tuesday 14 December.

• External Portfolios inArt, and Design and Visual communication

deadlines willalso be pushed out by twoweeks.

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

ChangedSubmission Dates

With the extendedlockdownand subsequentdisruptiontolearning,NZQA

has extended the time available toschools to develop and collect relevant

candidate evidencerequiredfor external assessmentfor subjects/standards

whereevidenceissubmitted.

Thedeadline forthisis10November 2021.

Forthcoming Events

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

anyCOVID-levelrestrictions will be advised to relevantgroupsassoonas

details areknown.

October

02-17 Term Holidaybreak

02-04 CANCELLED -NationalSecondarySchools’Road Cycling,Timaru

03-09 Fijian Language Week

11-14 CANCELLED -NationalSchools’MTB Championships,Blenheim

12-13 CANCELLED -SISS Cycling Track Champs,Invercargill.

12-15 CANCELLED -Fuji XeroxNZSS Netball Championships,

Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

16 Relayfor Life–StudentExecutiveand Staff

18-20 Year 11 Outdoor Education, Hanmer Springs

18-21 Year 9/10 Matesand Dates

19 Year 12 Animal Handling Group 1, Mayfield

20 Year 12 Animal Handling Group 2, Mayfield

Full College assembly

Tbc Year 9Smart$presentation

Tbc Year 10 Smart$ presentation

21 Year 12 Business Studies Market Day, Chessboard

25 Labour Day–Public Holiday

End-of-Year and Senior Prize-Giving Dates

We remind families that, due to the startofNCEAexamsbeingpushed

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

SeniorStudentPrize-givingDates2021

• Year 13 -Wednesday10November,7:30pm,

AshburtonTrustEvent Centre

• Year 11 and 12 -Monday 15 November,7:00pm,

Ashburton Trust EventCentre

Last dayofschoolattendancefor Senior Studentsasfollows:

• Year 13 last dayofschool Thursday11November

• Years 11 and 12 last dayofschool Wednesday17November

Last dayofschoolattendanceand Prize-givings forJuniorStudents:

Please noteslight changes to these dates, and achange from previous

prize-giving times.

• Year 9 Thursday 09 December:Prize-giving 5:30pm,

CollegeAuditorium

• Year 10 Thursday 09 December:Prize-giving 7:30pm,

CollegeAuditorium

Forthcoming Public HolidayDates:

Labour DayHoliday Monday25October

CanterburyAnniversaryDay Friday12November


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 33

7October 2021

Events

Gifted and TalentedProgramme for

College Students

In June thisyear, threeof our Year 10 studentswereselected to attend

the Gifted andTalentedprogramme at the NewZealandMarine Studies

Centre in Dunedin.

Ella Rickard, Rose Vannini and Darcy McCully joined sixteen other

students from throughout the lower half of the South Island in three

residential camps based at Portobello.

Carolyn Clough, Co-ordinator of the College’s Gifted and Talented

Programme said that, during their time at the Marine Studies Centre, the

girls worked ingroups with amentor from Otago University toplan, carry

out and reportonascientific investigation about the marine ecosystem.

Ella and her group were interested in the change inbiodiversity in the

Otago Harbour, in response tostressors such asroadworks and dredging.

They surveyed the biodiversity intwo locations, using baited underwater

cameras and compared this to data taken in previous years. In both

locations,therewas asignificantincreaseinbiodiverse life.

Roseand her group investigated the feeding preferences of green-lipped

mussels in relation to microplastics. Microplastics (plasticsthatare 0.05mm

or smaller) infect the marine ecosystem from industrial waste. They found

thatmusselsare morelikelytoconsumemicroplastics if the plastic wasdirty

and, also, ifitwas mixed with phytoplankton (their natural food source).

However, mussels did consume some microplastics in all trials, which

highlights theimpactofthis wasteinour marine environment.

Darcy andher group looked at habitat preferences in triplefins –fish that

are animportant part ofthe diet for many marine animals. They set up

different habitats intanks and videoed the fish torecord the time spent in

each habitat type. Whilst it was clear that triplefins prefer ahigher density

habitat, the resultsoftheirexperiment were inconclusive, andmoredatais

required.

Thegirls allreported thatthis wasafun andengaging learning opportunity,

and thatitwasgreat to meet andworkwith students fromotherschools.

Appreciation

Thank youtothestaff at theNew Zealand Marine Studies Centreand to the

parents who transportedthe girlstoand from the camps

Purple Shirt/Non-Uniform DaySupporting Mental Health Awareness

Easterlin Faamausili and John Magyaya were the main organisers of

Mental Health Awareness Week at AshburtonCollege.

Easterlin said they were very passionate about this sinceitgreatly affects the

youth of today. They brought the idea of support tothe Student Executive

and then set about planning it all.

Non-Uniform Day

Theofficial colour forMental Health Awareness Week this year is purple,

with all students encouraged to wear something purple.

Last Friday was also non-uniform day with agold coin donation requested

forMental Health support, and abake sale wasorganised to raise money for

the Mental Health Foundation.

Activities and Donation Appreciations

Easterlin advised that the ‘Student Executive members painted shirts with

purple painttoshowour unityasateam, and our supportfor Mental Health

Awareness’.

(Pictured above): The Student Executive and House Captains as aunited

group for‘Mental Health Matters’.

The Executive Members

also painted encouraging

messages on the front of

their shirts forstudents who

maybestruggling with their

mental health.

(Pictured right, leftand right):

DeputyHead Students

Easterlin Faamausili and

Alex Rielly,showing their

slogans.

Thepaintwas kindly

donatedbyResene

ColorShop Ashburton.

Keyinformation provided by Deputy Head Girl Easterlin Faamausili

Bake Sale at Lunchtime

TheBake Sale held at lunch time wasverysuccessful,with items being sold

out beforelunch ended.

New World Ashburton kindly donated ingredients and Countdown

Ashburton generously gave us $60 tospend on any other ingredients we

mayneed.

The help gained from these three companies: Resene, New World and

Countdown showedthe community’ssupportfor something so important

to our youth today.

TheStudentExecutiveand College community

would liketogiveabig ‘shoutout’tothem fortheir help!

(Pictured above, left and right): Two of the key bake sale organisers –

Easterlin Faamausili and Gemma Taylor, set up ready for customers, who

came in their droves as pictured above right and below.

(Pictured above,lefttoright): Darcy McCully,Ella Rickardand Rose Vannini.

StudentExecutive Fundraising Continues for

Relayfor LifeMid Canterbury –

Te AraToioraaHakatere

Raffle Fundraiser

TheCollege Student

Executiveiscontinuing

theirfundraisingfor the

MidCanterburyRelay

forLife, to be held on

Saturday16October.

Thepublic can takepart

in this raffle by contacting

aStudentExecutive

membertheyknow or by

scanning theQR Code and

donating to their page.

Staff Donations

Meanwhile,the

College Staffhave

beenundertaking their

fundraising projects also

–online, and aBake Sale

mostrecently.

Tentsatthe Event

The Staff and Student Executive will have their tents side-by-side in the

AshburtonDomain on the day.

Thereis, of course,nofundraising competitionbetween the twogroups!

Theraffleisscheduled to close Thursday14October.

Second Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser forRelayfor Life

The second of these two barbecue fundraising opportunities was held last

Friday, at the endofterm.

Following the Relay for Life event we will be able toprovide the total

fundraising achieved by the Student Executive.

The Student Executive and Heads of House team (pictured above, back

row, left toright): Sam Holland, Ellie Lawn, Shrina Afu, Emily Wilson,

Maddy Wilson, Taylah Burrowes, Milli Sullivan, Easterlin Faamausili,

Alex Rielly, Gemma Taylor, Lauren Taylor, Tia McCallum, Drew Porter,

CatAnderson.

(Front row, left to right): John Magyaya, Marlese Schoonderbeek,

Brie Rudolph, Jacob Swan, Ben Middleton, Olivia Lill, Thomas Patterson,

Malachi Drye,GeorgieCartney.

Otago Junior Mathematics Competition

Twenty three College students entered the first part of this

competition in April, with the top 15% of students in each school

then gaining admittancetothe second partofthe competition which

took placeinMay.

Acting Head of Faculty Mathematics Liz Cabout advised that the first

part was an online, short answer and multi-choice problem-solving

assessment. The second part was awritten assessment where problems

needed to be solved with clear working and mathematical reasoning.

This competition is targeted at very mathematically able students.

Second partofthe Competition

Year 10 student Luke Hay and Year 9students Henry Prouting and

Torry Wilson-Brown were selected toparticipate in the second part of

the competition, in May.

Certificates

ADistinction Certificate was awarded to any student who achieved in

the top15% in eitherthe first or the second part.

Merit Certificates were awarded tostudents who achieved in the top

50% in either the first or the second partofthe competition.

Overall Results

Distinction: Luke Hayand HenryProuting.

Merit: Year 9 students Ben Jurd and Torry Wilson-Brown;

Year 10 students Hector Diamante, Steven Harris and

Ella Rickard.

If YouNeedHelp WhereDoYou Go?

Easterlin emphasised that, hopefully as aresult of highlighting Mental

Health Awareness throughout College, any students who are struggling

with their mental health feel encouraged to speak out to aloved one or a

professional to get some help.

She said this was only asmall event but they were pleased that the whole

school wassoon-boardwith this cause.

Mental Health is a big issue, with one in six people who are suffering with

Mental Health being in the 10-19 years old age group.

If youare wanting to talk to anyone,thereare counsellors at College:

• MsHosking hg@ashcoll.school.nz

• MrShepherd sd@ashcoll.school.nz

• Mrs Bayley ba@ashcoll.school.nz

• MsMcConnochie mg@ashcoll.school.nz

Or –you could choose to talk with aloved one.

From the StudentExecutive:

Theimportantthing is that youdon’t struggle in silence

because therewill alwaysbesomeone willing to listen and help.

(Pictured above, back row,lefttoright):

HectorDiamante,Ella Rickard,

HenryProuting.

(Front row,lefttoright): Luke Hay,

Steven Harris, BenJurd.

(Inset): TorryWilson-Brown.


RURAL

16 Ashburton Courier, October 7, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

IN BRIEF

WATER RACES

There are 36 requests around the

districtfor waterraceclosures

which require attention by

Ashburton District Council staff.

Somerequeststakeashort time,

and others such as those with

cultural assessments, can takeup

to 10 days. Processing theclosures

hasslowed downdue to the

resignation of an administrator, but

recruitment is under way.The race

closures requests follow council’s

definedbylawprocess and require

consent from all neighbours

affected.

DairyNZsays the resident visa acknowledges the pressurefarmersare under, due to being short­staffed, and also the critical role

international workers played.

Visa, good news for ag sector

The newly released 2021

Residents Visa is the news

many migrant workers and

businesseshas beenhoping

for, but has come too late for

some migrants workers

already bound for Australia or

Canada offering certainty

aboutresidency rules.

Itwill have positive impact

on many including healthcare

workers, teachers,

construction or manufacturing

workers and those in the

primary sector.

DairyNZ and Federated

Farmers have spentthe past

18 monthstrying to get the best

possibleoutcome for migrant

dairy workers and their

employers.

DairyNZ chief executive Dr

Tim Mackle said government

had acknowledged pressure

farmers were under, due to

being short­staffed, and also

recognised the critical role

internationalworkersplayed.

Anumber of dairy workers

have had residency

applications on holdsince

before Covid­19 affected New

Zealand in early 2020. Many

have been without their

families, who are overseas,he

said.

“We have asignificant

numberofinternational dairy

workersinNew Zealand who

have beenhere for many

years.

‘‘They play an essential role

in our farm teamsand enable

dairy to continue its vital

contribution to New Zealand’s

economy,” Dr Mackle said.

“Ourcountry and our rural

communities will benefit from

these workers and their

familiesformally becoming

New Zealanders.

‘‘Their children help keep

our rural schools open and

their partners bring skills to

our rural regionsatatime

whenmanyemployers are

struggling to find staff.”

The long­awaited decision

was exciting news for

thousandsofeligible dairy

farmworkers.

“We are genuinely delighted

for these workers and their

families. Many dairy workers

can now plan and look forward

to afuture in New Zealand

with their families,” he said.

“Theircontribution will

assist the dairy sector to

continue playing akey role in

New Zealand’seconomy.”

It wasalso good news for the

meat processingand export

sector.

Meat Industry Association

chief executiveSirma

Karapeevasaid it would

deliver ‘‘much­needed

certainty for our people and

support the industry to

continue maximising export

revenue for the benefitofNew

Zealand.”

“Without thispathway, many

of our people, including halal

butchers, faced losing their

right to stayin New Zealand.

“Halal processing is acore

part of the New Zealandmeat

processing industry with

approximately 43 per centof

New Zealand total red meat

exports halal certified for

Muslim consumers in both

Muslim and non­Muslim

countries.’’

Halal processing generated

over $3 billionofvalue­add

halal certified meat products.

Amore permanent solution

was still needed for the entry

of migrant halal butchers such

as aspecial visa category for

them, she said.

Therewas also aneed for

more people in the dairy

sector, with ashortfall of

around 2000 to 4000 workers.

The industry wasaiming to

attract more Kiwis into dairy

careers with their online

GoDairy campaigngiving New

Zealanders information on

working in the dairy sector.

The 2021 Resident Visa is

available to most work­related

visa holders, including

essential skills, work to

residence, and post study work

visas and their immediate

family members.

But theprincipalapplicant

must have been in New

Zealand on September29,

2021 and must hold or have

applied for (and subsequently

be granted) one of the eligible

work visas.

And meet certain criteria

such as having lived in New

Zealand for three or more

years,earnedabove median

wage ($27 per hour or more) or

worked in arole on the Long

Term Skill Shortage List.

AWARDS DELAY

Beef+Lamb New Zealandhave

delayed their inauguralawards

dinner due to uncertainty around

covid. It will nowbeheld in Napier

on February 2, 2022. Beef+

LambNZ’sSam McIvorsaid it was

important everyone who wanted to

comeand celebrate theentrants,

finalists,winnersand the red meat

industry got the opportunity to do so.

“We want the eveningtobeajust

reflection of the calibre of the entries

as well as achance to recognisethe

contribution thered meatsector

makes to this country’s economy,

environmentand rural

communities.”

ON­FARMRECYCLER

Plasback has appointed NealShaw

as theirnew commercialmanager.

He will work alongside existing

commercial manager Chris

Hartshorne and then leadthe

companyforward.Neal began his

career as an agronomistwith Pyne

Gould Guinness in Ashburton

before workingatNufarm,

Ashburton Trading Society(23

years), Farmlandsand

AsureQuality.

EFFLUENT STUDY

New Zealand’s native plants could

help reduce bacterial contamination

caused by dairy effluent, according

to suggestionsfrom anew study.

Researchers fromthe Bio-Protection

Research Centre, ESR,and the

University of Canterburyhave

shownnorthern rata andswamp

mānuka can reduce the amount ofE.

coli in soil by 90 percent, compared

with ryegrass, and in less than onethird

of the time. It was donein

partnership with NgaaMuka

Development Trust and Matahuru

MaraeinWaikato. The research,

published in Applied Soil Ecology,

investigated the antimicrobial

properties of New Zealand native

plantextracts and their effect in soil.

Rural confidence down

Farmer confidencehas reversed coursewith

an even split now of farmers expecting

agriculturaleconomy performance to improve

and those expecting it to worsen,according to

the latest RabobankRuralConfidence Survey.

The survey,completed last month, found net

farmer confidence acrossthe countryfell to a

net reading of zero,down from+13 percent

last quarter.

The number of farmers expecting the rural

economy to improve in the next 12 monthswas

downto 23 per cent (from 32 per cent

previously), while the number expecting the

rural economytodeteriorate rose to 23 per

cent (up from 19 per cent). Atotal of 52 per

cent wereexpecting similar conditions (up

from 47 per cent).

Rabobank New Zealandchiefexecutive

officer Todd Charteris said whilethere were

plenty of strong factorssupporting farmer

optimism,ahostof concerns were also

gnawing away at farmer confidence.

‘‘While demand for New Zealand's key

agriculturalcommodities remainsstrong, and

commodityprices are holding up well,

lingering farmer anxiety over government

policy remains akey source of farmer concern

with close to three­quarters of farmers

expectingconditions to worsenciting this as a

reason for their pessimistic outlook,’’ he said.

The survey alsofound rising inputcosts

wereakey source of farmer apprehension

with this citedbymorethan athirdof

pessimistic farmers the highest levelrecorded

in the surveyatany stage across the last

decade. ‘‘Whether its the recent spike in

fertiliser costs, the ongoing impact of labour

shortages, or general supply chain challenges,

its clear that farmers are now feeling

significantly more inputcost pressure than

they have over recent seasons,’’ Mr Charteris

said.

Overseasmarkets and globalshipping

disruptions were also key sources of concern.

All sector groups were more now

pessimistic about the prospects for the agri

economy, with dairy farmers recordingthe

biggest fall.

Purpose.Environment.

Partnership.Innovation.

Excellence.

• DairyNZ accreditedEffluent

Pond Design andConstruction

• Pond Constructionand

Irrigation Development

• Hedgeand StumpRemoval

• Farm Conversions

• DairyTracks–

Lime or Gravel

• PumpHire

• Wellsand Galleries

• Bulk Earthworks

• Subdivisions

• Site Works

• Tree Shear

• Transportation

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Plants potted at library

Theoutside came in at

potplanting session held

at the AshburtonPublic

Library last week.

Held as part of aseries

of localevents to mark

andsupportMental

Health Week, thelibrary

teamed up with

Ashburton District

Council’s (ADC) open

spaces team and invited

thoseaged between 12

and17tobringinapot

andtowalk awaywith a

plant in it.

The plants on offer

were succulents and

advicewas given by the

gardeningteam on

watering, checking soil

andre­potting.

The benefits of indoor

plantsincludetheir

ability to produce

oxygen,removal of toxins

andpurifying the air, as

well as enriching health

andwell­being and

fostering happyvibes.

FINAL FLIGHT

NOTICE OF HELICOPTER USE

FOR VISUAL INSPECTION OF

TRANSMISSION LINES IN

YOUR AREA.

Transpower, the owner and operator

of the national grid, will be carrying

out aroutine visual maintenance

inspection of transmission lines in

your area by helicopter.

We have been undertaking inspections

of the structures on the Glenavy to

Waitaki 110 kV line and also our

Roxburgh to Islington 220 kV line

(as shown on the map) by alow flying

helicopter over the last month.

Ourfinalflyoverdate is planned for

Monday 11October 2021.

The helicopter will fly at aconstant

speed of about 30 km/h, starting at

Waitaki and will take approximately

4hours per session.

Aviemore

Waitaki

Livingstone

Black Point

Bells Pond

Geraldine

79

Oamaru

Timaru

Ashburton

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

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

TPAC23971021

Potting up succulents are (from left) Amalia Worsfold, 13, Charlotte

Syme, 14, and ADC open spaces horticultural team leader Letitia

Smart.

Cup meeting moved

The Methven Trotting Club’s

annual Methven Cup meeting,

planned for October 10, has

beenmoved to the Geraldine

Trotting Club's trackatOrari

due to stormdamage.

TheMethven Cup is touted

as akey lead­up race to the

New Zealand Cup at

Addingtoninearly November,

but the Methvencourse was

litteredwithtreesand debris

after strongwinds hit the

districtinearly September.

The decision to hold the

meetingatOrari wasmade

after detailed inspections of

both coursesbyHarness

RacingNew Zealandvenue

inspectorJohn Denton and

generalmanager ­racing

CatherineMcDonald. It is the

Helicopter will be

operating at low

levels inaroundthe

transmission line in

highlightedzone.

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8

8

82

secondmeeting this year

Methvenhas had to relocate

becauseofthe storm damage.

Thelast time, on September

12, raceswere transferred to

Ashburton.

More inspectionsare

planned for the Methven

course, with theexpectation

it will reopenfor ascheduled

meetingonOctober29.

1

Helicopter

operating area

Substations

Highways/Roads

Other

transmission lines

Please note this

inspection is weather

dependent, and we

would look to fly the

next day if required.

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Council has

questions on

water reforms

Ashburton District councillors

have expressed reservations

about the Government’s

proposedThree WatersReform,

andsay theyneed alot more

information about how it would

affect the district, and time to

properly consultits residents,

before deciding whethertoopt

in or out.

Government is proposing four

newwater serviceentities to

takeoverthe running of

drinkingwater, stormwater, and

wastewaterservices aroundthe

country.

That job is currentlydoneby

67 separate councils; Ashburton

would be partofalargely South

Island entity.

Atanextraordinarycouncil

meetinglastweek,councillors

resolvedtonote the reform

proposaland go backto

government with 17 specific

questions, includinghow the

Ashburton community could

have guaranteed influenceover

its three watersservices in the

future andhowthe community

voicewillbeheard by such a

large neworganisation.

Councillors also noted the

results ofapublic survey, in

which 97 per cent of 504

responderssaid it was

important for the communityto

be able to have theirsayonthe

matter.

Ashburton mayorNeilBrown

saidcouncil couldalso not make

such an important decision on

threewaters services without

knowing howother pending

government reforms like the

Resource Management Act

review, theReview on The

Futurefor Local Government,

andhowfuture water regulation

would playout.

‘‘We still don’t know the

details of howthe new national

water regulator Taumata

Arowai will enforce drinking

water standards, nor have we

seen anydetail of theproposed

Economic Regulator ­and so it

is likeputting thecart before

thehorse if we make adecision

nowtoopt in or out withoutthe

full package of information.

‘‘We, like all othercouncils,

have beenasked to give

preliminary feedback on the

reform, not make adecision.

‘‘That decision will be hugely

significant, andwecannot make

it without consultation with our

community.

‘‘We believe we are wellplaced

in terms of our existing

budgets and planned work

programmes intothe immediate

future.’’

Other questions remained

around matters like governance

arrangements of thenewWater

Entities, future pricing policies,

theinclusion of stormwaterin

thereform proposals, how

Ashburton’s investment

prioritieswill be guaranteed

and theregulation of private

water supplies.

Restorative justice

services delivered

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Safer Mid Canterbury is now

delivering restorativejustice

servicesinAshburton,Timaru

and Oamaru.

Services havebeendelivered

in Ashburton for the last 22

years, but Timaru cameon

board in 2020 and Oamaru

earlier this year.

Last year there were 101

referrals through the

Ashburtonand Timaru courts.

Runningthe servicefor three

courts made it much more

viable,Safer Mid Canterbury

manager Kevin Clifford said.

Incomefromthe three

locations cameback into this

districtand underpinned the

work donehere.

Fivestaff were employed in

restorative justice, three with

guaranteed hours as court coordinators

and all five were

able to facilitate conferences,

he said.

Safer Mid Canterbury is paid

on pre­conferences,which take

place separately with the

victim andthe offender and

also for conferences,which

bringbothparties together.

Workload fluctuates for staff

dependingonoffending levels,

but there were times when they

can all be busy, andothertimes,

like during lockdown, when

Kevin Clifford

courts do notsit, Mr Clifford

said.

There was no fixed income,

but asteadyflow of referrals

overthree courts could result

in acappedincome figure of up

to $338,000per annum.

Taking part in the restorative

justice process is voluntary and

will onlygoahead if the

offender andvictim agree and

it is determined suitable.

Following the process, a

detailed report is provided to

the judge for consideration

duringsentencing.


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Thursday,07October2021 | ISSUE 49

Chalmers Avepreferred as second bridgesite

Ashburton District Councillors

discussed this week a

recommendation to progress

investment and detailed design

for asecond urban bridge across

the Ashburton River, offChalmers

Avenue and linking southvia anew

road to Grahams Road.

The recommendation is in a report

accompanying the second stage of a

business case forthe second bridge, which

says Chalmers Avenue was technically

preferredoveraduplicate State Highway1

bridge off WestStreet.

The Chalmers Avenue bridge could be

constructedlargely off-line, would reduce

traffic on the highway through Ashburton

and makeitsafer forlocal road users, and

support future growth at Lake Hood and

Tinwald east,the business case said.

The duplicate SH1 bridgefaced potentially

significant property and constructability

challenges and Waka Kotahi, apartnerin

bridge planning so far, says it would be

very difficulttobuild on eitherside of the

existing bridge.

It is recommended the business case

progress to amore detailed and design

phase and economic assessment of the

ChalmersAvenue bridgeoption.

Ashburton DistrictMayor Neil Brownsaid

the business case also recommended that

Waka Kotahi extend the merge lanes at

South Street/SH1 intersection next year

and consider clip-on passing bays for

cyclists on the existing bridge.

“It also suggests we explore on-demand

public transport like Timaru’s and in the

really long-term awalking/cycling bridge

across the river from Tarbottons Road to

the mountain bikepark.

“If the recommendation succeeds, the

detailedbusiness case could be complete

The businesscasenames Chalmers Avenueasthe technicallypreferred option forasecond bridgeoverthe AshburtonRiver.

in2024andtheprojectshovelreadyforthe

next nationalLand Transport programme.

Construction could begin by 2026.”

Transportation reports since 2006 have

indicated the need for asecond urban

bridge and this year’s major flood in the

Ashburton River, which led to the State

Highway 1bridge being damaged and

temporarily closed, highlighted resilience

issues for not only Ashburton, but the

wider SouthIsland.

A three-stage strategic business case

was required to align with the 2018

Government PolicyStatement, and began

in September 2020. This required afresh

look at moreoptions than before foractive

connectivity between Ashburton and

Tinwald.

The business case work is being handled

by consultants Stantec. Council secured

$94,500 funding from the Provincial

Growth Fund forthe case and Waka Kotahi

havealso contributed $203,694; Council's

owncontributionwas $101,206.

MayorBrownsaidthedriversforthebridge

were populationgrowthanddevelopment

inAshburtonandTinwald,roadsafety, and

inter-regional freight movement. There

wasalso Government policydirectives like

encouraging more cycling and walking

and dealing with climate change, which

could bring morefloods.

“It might seemasecond bridge hasbeen

along time in the planning, but without

this detailed level ofwork so far, Council

is highly unlikely to attractthe 80 per cent

funding from Government we budgeted

forinour Long Term Plan.”

Initsplan,Councilestimatedthecostofthe

bridgeat$37 million, but thatwas before

Covid-19 beganaffecting the construction

industryand supply chains.

Council has tagged $500,000 to progress

the business case to the final stage in

2021/22, which will involve design and

geo-technical work at the Chalmers

Avenue site. Another $7.5m has been

budgeted in the Long Term Plan for

Council’s anticipated share ofthe cost of

construction.

Back in 2011, Chalmers Avenue was

Council’s preferred location after

evaluatingeightoptions,andthensecured

land designationatahearingin2014.

“Weknowthecommunityhasdebatedthe

meritsofdifferent bridgeoptionsoverthe

yearsand the writersofthis second stage

report say there isclear evidence that

ChalmersAvenue is the strongestlocation,

foranumber of reasons.

“May’s floods showed how critical the

existing State Highway 1bridge is to not

only Ashburton, but for transport links

all around the South Island. Council has

to get onwith the job of improving that

connectivityand the work done so farhas

been supported by Waka Kotahi.”

Read the full report at ashburtondc.

govt.nz

HamishRiach -Chief Executive

Streetscape work critical to CBD health

Aprojectthathas been very

much in thepublic eyeisdrawing

to aclose overthe next sixweeks:

Worktorevitaliseour CBD is 90

per cent complete.

Contractors Tru-LineCivil are

working to afinish date of Monday 22

November andsigns aregoodthat

theywill meet that target.The final

jobsare paving on EastStreet, between

Havelock and Burnett Streets,and the

reconstruction of Havelock laterthis

month.

All the tidy-up jobs will then follow,

from layinggrass to installingrubbish

binsand speedsigns.

The end result will be aCBD that

Council, propertyowners, business

people and the community canbe

proud of foryears to come.

The healthofthe CBD is critically

important forthe town and the

streetscape revitalisation project is a

big part of supporting this healthfor

yearstocome.

Councillorsalso consulted the

community lastyearabout aDistrict

Planchangethatwould encourage

newbusiness to the CBDand that

is nowinforce.It’sdesigned to give

the CBD priorityfor retail and offices,

and bringmorepeopleintothe town

centre.

Already,asthe revitalisation project

nearscompletion, it is good to see

more peoplereturning to the CBDto

shop. Between Covid-19and mother

nature, thework hashad itschallenges

but the end result is becoming plain for

all to see.

Contractors arethis week paving

the lastofthe main street footpaths,

between Burnett andHavelock

Streets,and hope to finishbyFriday

15 October. The largeconcreteslabs

laid as footpaths on Tancred, Burnett

andCass Street will also be treatedto

some decorativecutting in the next six

weeks.

Havelock Street is thelaststreetinthe

projectfor reconstruction and new

kerbingand stormwaterinfrastructure

is happeningoverthe next twoweeks.

Thestreetwill be closed to through

traffic in twostageslaterthis month

to enable the road surfacetobe

reconstructed faster. We areclosing it

in twostagessothatbusiness owners

andcustomerscan still access their

carparking areasand buildings.

Havelock Street will be closed between

East Streetand the MSA carpark from

Monday18October to Sunday24

October, and then closed from the MSA

carpark to CassStreetfromTuesday

26 OctobertoTuesday 2Novemberfor

that work to happen.

Then grass areaswillbeplanted

along the EastStreetgreen and some

special treatment giventoapaved

area thatwill haveanimportant job

this coming festiveseason. Thetown’s

big Christmas tree will havepride of

place in the newtowncentreand will

be lit up on November 27 during our

Light Up theNightevent (covid levels

permitting).

As people reconnect with the CBD,

I'm sure theywill findaspace they can

enjoy.

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Thursday,07October 2021 |ISSUE 49


Govtinvests $2m in Fairtonrail hub

Ashburton District Mayor Neil

Brown has welcomed a$2 million

Government investment in the

district’s new Fairfield Freight

Hub, which will see the town’s rail

containerterminal move to Fairton.

Construction of the $14m hub project is

expected to begin early next year and be

completed by late 2022.

TheFairfield FreightHub projectisajoint

initiative with the Ashburton District

Council, Fairfield Freight Hub (part of the

Wareing Group), and KiwiRail.

MayorBrown said it wasexciting news for

the districtand agreat exampleofpeople

working together.

“Council hasbeen keen foryears to see the

rail hub relocate from the centre oftown

andwhile I’ve personally been working on

it for the past two and ahalf, there were

others before me. It is long-awaited and

welcome forour community.”

Theproject ensuresanongoing container

terminal in thedistrict,which will be good

for businesses moving goods and help

ease congestion on roads; there areplans

to increase local rail freight from 6000

containersayearto20,000.

"Increased local rail freight will result in

reduced truck movements offour state

highway one, and not having trains

shuntingintown will relievecongestionin

Ashburton town intersections.

"The hub relocation will increase road

safety onSH1 and through Ashburton

township, and also reduce carbon

emissions."

CBD work nearly complete

Revitalisation work in Ashburton’s

CBD is 90 per cent complete, with

footpath pavingonone blockofEast

Street and anew road surface for

HavelockStreettogo.

Contractors are this week paving the last

of the footpaths on East Street, between

Burnett andHavelock Streets,and hope to

finish by Friday15October.

Havelock Street is the last street inthe

projectforreconstructionandnewkerbing

and stormwater infrastructure will be

happening overthe next twoweeks.

The street willbeclosed to through traffic

in two stages later this month toenable

the road surfacetobereconstructedfaster.

Havelock Street will be closed between

East Street and the MSA carpark from

Monday 18 October to Sunday24October,

and then closed from the MSA carpark

to Cass Street from Tuesday 26October

to Tuesday 2November for that work to

happen.

Attention will then turn to the East Street

green, with tree edging to be installed

around the oaks and children’s play

equipment readiedfor use. Grass and the

last ofthe gardens will be planted, while

seatsand litter binswill also be installed.

The tidy-up phase also includes road

markings, speed signs and parking

sensors. Main contractor Tru-Line Civil is

workingtoacompletiontargetofMonday

22 November.

For a full project update, go to

ashburtondc.govt.nz

The new freight hub is near Council’s

north-eastAshburton Business Estate.

Mayor Brown also added that Rangitata

MP Jo Luxton had been instrumental in

making this funding happen.

“Therehavebeen alot of people who have

worked on this and it is yetanother project

thatwill bring an economic boostfor the

district.”

Council willconfirm itscommitmenttothe

projectatameeting on 20 October.

Fast-track

residency

wins support

Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown is

supporting Government moves to

fast-track residency for migrant

workers inthe district, saying they

play avital role in dairying and other

industries.

“International workers have long helped

our district overcome staffshortages, not

just ondairy farms but in rest-homes,

construction, and otherindustries.

“Many have had residencyapplications on

holdsinceearly2020 becauseofCovid-19

and that has created stress and kept

families apart. I’m pleased these valued

workerscannowstartplanningforafuture

in NewZealand.”

Some 165,000 migrant workers around

the countrywill be eligible forthe pathway

to residency, including 9,000 primary

industryworkers.

More information on criteria for the new

2021 residency visa is available online at

www.immigration.govt.nz.

COMMUNITYNOTICEBOARD

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meetings areheld in the Council

Chambers, 137 Havelock Street,

(unlessotherwiseadvised).

Youth Council,

Wednesday13October,4pm

MethvenCommunity Board,

Monday18October,10.30am,

Mt Hutt Memorial Hall

Council meeting,

Wednesday 20 October, 1pm

(live-streamed)

AshburtonWaterZoneCommittee,

Tuesday26October,1pm

PUBLICNOTICES

LABOURDAY RUBBISH

AND RECYCLING

Therewill be no change to kerbside

collections on LabourDay, Monday

25 October. The Ashburton Resource

Recovery Park will remain open but the

Rakaia Resource Recovery Park will

be closed.

NEIL McCANN

Group Manager InfrastructureServices

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. Closureto

commence: Saturday 9October 2021.

NEILMcCANN

Group Manager InfrastructureServices

PROPOSED ROAD

CLOSURE

Ashburton DistrictCouncil givespublic

noticeofaproposaltotemporarily close

roads to ordinaryvehicle traffictoenable

the holding of acommunity event –Gravel

BentSprint Meeting.

Road proposed to be closed:

· LEBRETONS ROAD, from Christys Road

intersection

· LEBRETONS ROAD, fromDenshires

Road Southintersection

· CHERTSEY ROAD, from Le Bretons

Road intersectionfor 2kilometres

PeriodofClosure: From 8.30amto

5.30pm on Sunday,21November 2021.

This proposed closureismade underthe

LocalGovernment Act1974–Schedule 10

(11 (e) and will be considered at aCouncil

Meeting on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Any person objecting to the proposal

should lodgenoticeoftheir objection

and grounds fortheir objection in writing

by postoremail to the Council, 5Baring

SquareWest, Ashburtonby4.00pm, Friday

22 October 2021.

NEIL McCANN

Group Manager InfrastructureServices

PROPOSED ROAD

CLOSURE

Pursuant to theTransport (Vehicular Traffic

Road Closure) Regulations 1965,notice

is hereby given that AshburtonDistrict

Council,for thepurpose of allowing Light

Upthe Night to be held, propose toclose

the following road to ordinary vehicular

traffic forthe period indicatedhereunder.

Road proposed to be closed:

· EASTSTREET, betweenHavelock Street

andTancred Street

· BURNETT STREET, from EastStreetto

Cass Street

PeriodofClosure: From 11.00am until

10.00pm on Saturday,27November

2021.

Any person objecting to the proposal

is called upon to lodge noticeoftheir

objection and grounds thereof in writing

or emailtoCouncil by 4pmonFriday,29

October2021.

NEIL McCANN

Group Manager InfrastructureServices

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eddings

Weddings

Weddings

Newlyweds Gary and Barb Leonard on the grounds of Waipuna Estate, near Tai Tapu.

PHOTO KORU PHOTOGRAPHY

Wedding bliss for the bride and groom

Barb andGary Leonard got

marriedatWaipuna Estate,

near TaiTapu, on September

10,2021.

It wastheir ideal wedding

dayand just therelaxing,

romantic event they neededto

start married life, afterfacing

weeksofcovid uncertaintyin

theleadupto theirmagical

day.

It’s importanttogowith

what youwant in theday,Gary

says.

Andtobereasonablywell

organised, addsBarb.

They settled forWaipuna

Estate whichoffered a

boutiquesetting,which was

peaceful and calming.

It just suited us, she says.

And it went perfectly.

Barb proposed toGary, via

card on Christmas Day2020.

It wasnearing the endofa

leap yearand followed the

age­old legend between St

Brigid and St Patrick agreeing

woman couldpropose on a

leap year.

St Brigidhad complained

women hadtowaitages before

aman would actually get

aroundtoproposing.

Asurprised Gary accepted

the proposal,and thecouple

told gatheringfamilylater that

day.

They asked close friendsto

be in their weddingparty;

Barbhad twomaid of honours,

dressed in their ownstyleand

coloured gowns matched to

the bride withawhite shawl,

and Gary,abest­man anda

groomsman dressed in hired

suitsfrom Sparrows.

Theirtwo­year­old grandson

wasring bearer.

Barb had beenmarried

before,but it wasGary’sfirst,

so elopingwas offthe table,

Barb says.

However as ateenage bride

in herlastmarriage, Barb was

keen to have more inputthis

time around.

Theychose an engagement

ring andwedding ring set for

Barb in early­Januaryand a

month laterset aboutthe start

of their weddingpreparations.

They securedthe Waipuna

Estate venue­closetoBarb’s

elderly parentshome­then,

with adateset,wentabout

booking catererCountry

Feasts, photographer Tamara

ButterfieldofKoru

Photography andcelebrant

BernardEgan.

Thecouplealso used florist

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Barb and Gary metovera

love of the outdoors, as

membersofthe Methven and

Districts TrampingClub, and

othersharedinterests.

They have been together for

thepastsix years.

Thewedding preparations

started in February,but

ramped up aroundsix months

outfromtheir originaldate,

whichended up beingaffected

by covidlockdown.

They incorporated many of

their sharedinterests intothe

day, including atramping

tribute decoration on their

three tiered weddingcake,

with matching gluten­free

cupcakes.

They picked avenue which

was equippedtohandlethe

weddingreception,aswellas

the weddingbreakfast.

It alsohad accommodation

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partners, thenight before the

event,and then thebride and

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The weddingparty stayed

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Gary says.

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Barb opted for awhite gown with abright,

vibrant floral bouquet by Flowers at the Gate

by Tone’e H, of Ashburton.

Gary and Barb Leonard, and members of their wedding party, share alaugh after the ceremony.

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Celebrant Bernard Egan, of

Ashburton, took the service, Barb’s

eldest daughter read averseand,

while there was live music (Gary’s

23­year­old niece singing and playing

guitar), they mostly used their own

Spotify play­list selections througha

sound system.

Barb walked up the aisle to Shania

Twain’s duet with Bryan White ‘From

this Moment On’, Gary’s niece sung

Adele’s ‘Make you Feel My Love’

during the registry signing and the

couple walked together after the

service to Barbara Streisand and

Bryan Adams singing ‘I finally found

Someone’ as guests used bubble

wands on the lawn.

They had aPlan Aand aPlan Bfor

the day,which includedoutdoor and

indoor options, Gary says.

But thankfully theweather played

its part andthe day, andthe rainthat

was threatening stayed away for the

ceremony.

Christchurch photographer

Tamara Butterfield, of Koru

Photography, captured theday’s

momentsperfectly, arriving early and

staying through until evening.

Aftersecuring aweddingvenue,

selecting aphotographer was among

the couple’s priority points, which

they booked early in theyear.

There was also thecaterer; the

opted for caterer Country Feasts,

after getting advice fromWaipuna

Estate host Sarah Smith, who‘‘was so

approachable’’and offered awealth

of information and support.

The tailored buffet spread, and

cost, tantalised the couples tastebuds

and included whole baked King

Salmon, Champagne ham, Canterbury

lamb, TexanBBQ chicken, gourmet

potatoes, salads and vegetables.

There were finger­type desert

options which included cheesecakes,

mini pavlovas and other little treats.

Barb says being organised was

important when planning the

wedding, butissues did arise which

had potential to throw things off

kilter.

The couple's daywas hindered by

covid disruptions; the September

wedding was actually thesecond date

they had planned. Their original plan

was due to take place on August 27 ­

Gary’s birthday ­but due to covid

restrictions and the country’s second

national lockdown, it was postponed.

But getting anew date meant coordinating

allthe wedding suppliers,

which took time, Barb says.They also

had to chop back their guest list of 57

people to accommodatechanges for

Delta level restrictions, which was set

at 50 people indoors.

While acouple of guests from

Auckland were automatically unable

to attend, and others didvolunteer,

there werestill extras that had to be

uninvited. ‘‘It was horrible,’’ Barb

says, remembering back.

The newly­weds stayed over an

extra night at Waipuna,then afew

days later embarked on their

honeymoontoaback­country

hideaway hut, near Wanaka.

The hut, only accessible by

helicopter, came complete with two

private chefs and twowaitresses. By

day they explored the Central Otago

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eddings

Weddings

Weddings

Planning your wedding checklist

The day you say ‘I Do’ is

one of the biggest in your

life. It is atime to create

memories and take the first

step in your new life

together.

Organising awedding can

be stressful...but it doesn’t

have to be just ease your

way to love,laughterand

happily ever after.

Making it Legal

Covid­19 has understandably had a

major impact on weddings, with the

numberofpeople choosing to get

married dropping to record lows.

But although many may be choosing

to postpone theirnuptials so family and

friends from overseas can attend, there

are still plenty of couplesforging ahead

with their plans.

While it’snot the most romantic part

of those plans, gettingthe paperwork

sortedisdefinitely the mostimportant.

Because you’re not really married if

it’s not legal.

You can choose to be married by

registered marriage celebrantina

church, or with an independent

celebrant.

In Mid Canterbury thereare 18

registered marriage celebrants who can

be foundonline at celebrants.dia.govt.

nz (only registeredcelebrants can

perform weddings or civil unions in

New Zealand).

You will need to arrange your

celebrant beforeyou can get amarriage

licence. The costvaries.

Asimple weddingplanningchecklist

to help you withplanning:

You’regoing to need to be superorganised

to make it the bestday ever.

There’s alot to think about,souse

this checklistand tick items off as you

go.

9­12 MONTHSBEFORE:

PLAN style and budget, and decide

who is contributing to wedding.

SET date, time, and place.

BOOK venue(s) and musicians/DJ.

ASSEMBLE quotesfrom

photographers, caterers, and wedding

dress makers/suppliers.

ORDER wedding transport.

LOOK at wedding dress designs.

DECIDE on colourscheme.

6­9 MONTHS BEFORE:

INSURE your engagementring.

CHOOSE your wedding dress.

VISIT your minister, priest,or

celebrant.

WRITE aguest list.

SEND asave­the­date.

ESTABLISH beauty and exercise

routine.

SELECTacaterer.

BAKE/order the weddingcake.

DISCUSS flowers with chosen florist.

CHOOSEyour photographer.

ARRANGE videographerand discuss

your social media/Instagram/Twitter

plan.

THREEMONTHS BEFORE:

BUY bridesmaids dresses and decide

on accessories.

THINK aboutthe vows you’d liketo

take, or write your own.

FIT groomand groomsmen suits.

SELECT aweddinggift registryor

piece of art etc. for gueststocontribute

towards.

FINALISEguest lists.

SEND out invitations.

BEGIN any DIY decorations.

RESERVE wedding night

accommodationfor yourself and out of

town guests.

LIAISE with photographer,chauffeur

and celebrant.

CONTINUE beauty and exercise

routine.

ONE MONTH TO GO:

APPLY for amarriage licence.

ARRANGEseating plan.

ATTEND hairdresserwith veil or

head piece.

PURCHASEthank you presents.

DECIDE who will be making the

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ARRANGE wedding rehearsal.

ACCEPT last­minute RSVPs.

TASTE menu selections and

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FINALISErunning order.

SCHEDULEfinal dress fitting.

PICKupwedding rings.

CRAFT or purchase wedding favours

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TRIAL hair and makeup.

WEARwedding shoes so they are

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PRINT speeches.

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RECONFIRM all bookings, numbers

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CHECK venue has the running order.

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Peas, glorious fresh garden peas

Vegetables

October is an importantmonth in the

garden calendar, as seeds sownthis

month pop upquickly andthere are

usuallyfew checkstogrowth during the

earlysummermonths.

The ideal time to sow seeds is as soon

as the soil is fit to work after rain but in

dryweather, water the ground well the

daybefore sowing.

To obtain successive crops of peas,

sowaquick­maturing varietyand amain

cropnow. Novella will produce plump

pods in nineto 11 weeksfromsowing.

Greenfeasttakes 11 to 13 weeks so, by

sowing them at thesame time, the later

crop is ready as the firsttails off.

Peas require only alittle limeand

grow best where the summer is not too

hotordry. Keep thesoil moist by

working in plenty of compost or wellrottedmanure.Tooffset

dry, light soil,

sow peas in trenches of compost with a

layerofabsorbent material, suchaspeat

or sphagnum moss,inthebottom to hold

moisture. Asparagusmay still be

planted. Two­ or three­year­old crowns,

lookingratherlike smalloctopuses,can

be bought from garden centres andgive

fasterresultsthangrowingfromseed.

Themostimportant factorin

succeeding withthis hardyperennial

Peas only need alittle lime and grow best where the summer is not too hot or dry.

vegetable is well­prepared ground, rich

in compost and ideally withseaweed

worked into it. Allow 40cm between

each plant, placeinposition10cmbelow

the ground, spreading the roots as

widely as possible, then cover withfine

soil.

Avoid the temptation to harvestinthe

first yearand the reward will be better

crops in the future.

Flowers

Narcissiandother bulbousplants that

have finished flowering mustbeleft for

another couple of months until their

leaves die away. Until that happens,

leaves are creating food for the bulbs. If

bulbshave to be removed after

floweringbut beforethe leaves have

died down,lift carefully with the leaves

intact.Lay bulbsinshallow trenches,

cover with soil and lift again when the

foliagehasdied away.

Awidespread curse is the narcissus

fly,whichlooks like asmall bumble­bee

andlays its eggs in November at the base

of the foliage.The grub hatches and

burrows into the bulb, where it grows to

resemble alarge maggot, turning the

centre of thebulb into brown sludge.

Covering thebulbs after flowering

with fine shade cloth or peastraw will

keep outthe flies butisnot agood look.

Alyssummakes agoodedging to the

mixed border or pathway. It flourishes

in well­limed soil andself­seeds freely.

Fruit

Even in asmall garden, some fruit can

be grown,notably strawberriesand

gooseberries. Strawberries can be

growninaceramic planter or used as a

border to agarden bed, while

gooseberrieslendthemselves to being

grownasstandardsinpots.

They also can be planted along awire

or fence, asimple form of espaliering

that makesthe fruit easier to harvest.

Legionella warning call

Community and Public Health is

urginggardenersto‘gear up’ to

protect themselvesagainst

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were52recorded cases across

Canterbury/West Coast last year

and 49 in 2019. Canterbury

medical officerofhealthDr

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Softball skills on show

Hampstead Heat took the

winninghonours at the

Hampstead SoftballClub’s

pre­season softball

tournament.

The event was run to

Photos Toni Williams

showcase the sport to the

community and saw five mixed

social teams competing last

Saturday; twofrom Hampstead

as well as Demons,Fairfield

and Panthers teams.

Hampstead Softball Club

president Lyndall Chisnall

said it had been a‘‘very

positive tournament’’ and had

already seen three teams book

in for next year’s event.

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Golf partnership

Aorangi Golfand Golf New

Zealand have entered into a

new industry­leading

partnership.

Thepurposeofthe

partnershipistowork

collaboratively to maximise

efficienciesbetweenthe two

organisations and to grow golf

numbers in Mid Canterbury,

South Canterbury andNorth

Otago.

One full­time role will be

employedinthe region andwill

be supported by Golf New

Zealand’s regional support

managerRichardHudson, who

is based in Christchurch.

Thenew Aorangi Golf

development co­ordinator will

focusprimarily on growing

participationinthe regionas

well as supporting performance

golf andclub support.

Aorangi Golf is extremely

excitedbythe partnership plan

with Golf NewZealand,

Aorangi Golfboard member

Touch players wanted

Asocial, mixed touch rugby

competition runningin

Methven from the end of the

month is calling for

registrations.

Players must be at least 14

years oldand all teams must

play twofemale players on the

fieldatall times.

Teams need aminimum of 10

and maximumof14 players and

Ginny Bolderston

Ginny Bolderston said.

Development andlocal

management of golfatevery

level would be stronger and no

longer reliedsolelyon

volunteers.

“The future is extremely

bright forthe growth and

maintenance of thegame in our

region,” she said.

Bay of Plenty Golf has also

begunapartnership with Golf

NZ and ManawatuWanganui

joined the partnership project

at the start of the year.

all teams are requiredto

providetwo people to referee

eachweek.

Games willrun at the

Methven Rugby grounds on

Fridaysfrom 6.30pm,with the

first games set for October 29.

Registrationsare due by

October 22. More information

onthe Methven Touch Rugby

Facebook page.

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CLUB NEWS

32 Ashburton Courier, October 7, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton Woodworkers

Chair Dave Strong welcomed our 19

members to the delayed September meeting

after having to cancel the previous month’s

meeting. He welcomed Christchurch wood

turner, tutor, Noel Graham our demonstrator

for the evening and ex Ashburton memberand

life member Dave Busby.

Dave Strong mentioned the completion of

our small extension which houses the dust

extractor.

The table destinedfor the arboretum at the

Tinwald Domain for the Plains Rotary and

Ashburton Rotary is now complete. It just

needs to be installed in it’s place.

Show and Tell

John Millichamp: kauri platter 2 apricot

bowls.

Les Mattingley: detailed truck ahorse &

cart, and aminiature lathe.

Bill Healey: 3mushrooms, bird feeder, ash

bowl.

Roger Scammell: 3 geometric cutting

boards.

Paul Sheldon: 4mushrooms.

John Smart: 2ornate tool handles.

Geoff Brown: epoxy platter and a bowl

highlighted with epoxy.

Kevin Challis:driftwood sculpture, alidded

container.

Frank Luxton: acherry container with an

ebony lid.

Noel demonstrated turning ascoop with a

perfect sphere of 80mm diameter. Using a

special jig mounted on the lathe below the

centre line. Eventually ascoop appeared from

the block of sycamore. Atrick he showed us

was using water to moisten the unfinished

scoop so that it swelledsufficiently for it to hold

firm in the chuck to add detail to the item. A

marvellous demonstration from awood turner

of vast experience.

Mid Canterbury Provincial Rural

Women NZ

With some warmer days lately, Springhas

sprung -funny how this seems more evident

once daylight saving starts!

As the seasons change, so do many

things on farms and stress levels also change

depending on the work load? Look out for one

another, workers, neighbours and family.

Over the past few months, Rural Women

have been delivering food packages to

farmers affected by the ‘Flood of 21’.

Many farmers now know a clear path

ahead, while others, although seeing some

light at the end of the tunnel, are still in repair

mode. And now some also are facing ahuge

clean-up of fallen trees, tree lines and repairs

to farm buildingsresulting from the large winds

South Island petanque mixed doubles champions Richard Browne

and Karen Bensdorp from Ashburton MSA Petanque Club.

experienced over recent weeks. Not only are

the trees needing to be cleared off pasture,

crops and roads, fences have been impacted

as well.

As we race to the end of the year, let’s

hope the weather is kind to the farming

fraternity, as they don’t need any more

challenges, all at the same time.

Thank you to all Rural Women members

who helped deliver Rural Support Trust

goodwill packages toflood affected farmers.

This has been highly valued.

As it is once again our turn to deliver Meals

on Wheels this week, thank you to all for

making yourselves available to help.

If the Covid stays at Level 2orless, we will

hold our MC Provincial RWNZ monthly

meeting tomorrow, October 8, at the Sinclair

Centre, starting at 9.45am.

Aguest speaker will make ashort address

on her rural business.

Any inquiries; ph Marg 027 267 7600 or

Sandra 027 234 5635.

Ashburton MSA Petanque Club

Members have been very busy and

successful recently with various tournaments.

On the weekend of 25 September members

competed in Christchurch and Dunedin.

Colin Jones was part of the team that won

the Spring Drawn Triples at Ascot in Christchurch,

with Francie Osborn and her team

runners up, and Adair Jones part of the team

in third place.

Down south, Karen Bensdorp and her

Taieri partner came second in the Otago

Doubles, with Neville Bensdorp and Richard

Browne winning the plate.

The South Island Mixed Doubles on

Sunday saw Karen and Richard win the

trophy, while Neville finished third equal in the

consolation, and Nicky Foden and her Dunedin

partner won the bowl event. On Saturday

9 October we are holding the Men’s and

Women’s Club Singles. The following day a

team of 6 from Ashburton will defend the

trophy wewon last year in the Piste of Origin

Competition being held in Christchurch.

The following weekend we are hosting the

Canterbury Singles on Saturday, 16October

and the Canterbury Doubles on Sunday, 17

October.

We welcome you to watch any of our

tournaments, and to attend or join our friendly

club games every Tuesday and Thursday,

starting at 1.30pm at our venue at 115

Racecourse Road.

Boules are available for you to play and to

learn about the game.

Ashburton Bowling Club

Our Ladies Championship Triples will be

continued at a future date, but our Ladies

Championship Fours are due to commence

today. But we all know that according to the

weather forecasters, anything is possible this

week.

Last Thursday’s Club Day was well

attended, the beautiful weather and the

presence of our bowling partners from the

MSA, both added to the enjoyment.

At Allenton’s Friday Triples, Min Hill, as

part of acomposite team, came third.

At the Club’s Combined Rollover Triples

on Saturday, the first of the season due to last

week’s cancellation, andasyou can expect on

such alovely day, we had aturnout of27! And

again our fellow MSA bowlers joined us. The

winners with 2wins, 11 ends were: Joe Ryk,

Annette Blain, Wendy Herriott, Gus Hurrell;

and 2nd with 2wins, 9ends were: Colin Bird,

Relda Prendergast, DWalker.

At the Todd Cup Fours held at Allenton on

Saturday 2nd, again Ashburton were in the

frame. In 2nd place was Ashburton’s team of

GEder, DKinvig, GTaylor, WLee –5wins,

25 ends. And in 3rd place was the Ashburton

team of M Hill, M Anderson, J Kewish, A

McKenzie -3wins, 22 ends.

Ashburton ladies outing to Rakaia on

Monday 4th, to take part in the Murton Cup

Ladies Fours, was cancelled due to the rain.

MSA will play their 2nd “home” Friday

Triples at Ashburton on Friday, 8th.

At the club on Saturday 9th, Ashburton

men will play Championship Triples and Fours

matches –amand pm and our club’s Saturday

Rollover Triples will continue.

Reps. Triangular: Country/Mid-Cant/Sth

Cant will be played on Sunday 10th, at

Ashburton and Allenton.

Abusy weekend for our club.

Ashburton Bridge Club

Monday Evening -September 27th, Irwin

Trophy

N/S 1st Bruce &Heather Sim,2nd George

Brown &Eric Parr, 3rd Bruce Leighton &Dee

Murdoch

E/W 1st Mary Bruce &Mervyn Jones, 2nd

Janine Havis & Paul Leadley, 3rd Chris &

Allison Lovelock

Tuesday Evening -September 28th, Ron

Sutherland Trophy

N/S 1ST Mike Holmes &Bill Kolkman ,2nd

Maryke Blignault &Debbie Seddon-Sewell ,

3rd Pat Jordan &Audrey Rooney

E/W 1st Sue Rosevear &David Sewell ,

2nd Johnny Wright &Margaret Shearer, 3rd

John Shearer &Ian Doel

Wednesday Afternoon -September 29th,

Brabant Trophy

1st Janet Cuttle &Peter Wilson ,2nJohn

Shearer &Rosemary McLaughlin, 3rd Trish &

Peter Downward, 4th Mary Buckland &Bev

Turton, 5th Judith Moore&Johnny Wright, 6th

Judith Edmond & Maree Moore Thursday

Evening -September 30th, Eileen Willougby

Section A

N/S 1st John Fechney & Rosemary

McLaughlin, 2nd Judith Edmond & Maree

Moore, 3rd Alan Wright &Peter Wilson

E/W 1st Peter & Trish Downward, 2nd

David Sewell &Debbie Seddon-Sewell, 3rd

Sue Rosevear &Anne Reid

Section B

N/S 1st Mary Buckland &Rewa Kyle, 2nd

=Colin Clemens & Maryke Blignaut, and

Trevor Coulter &Bev Macaulay, 3rd Graham

Gilbert &Jan McClelland

E/W 1st Wendy Parr &Margaret Shearer,

2nd Bruce Sim &Jim Rooney, 3rd Bev Blair &

Pauline Scott

Lions Club of Ashburton Pakeke

Our September tea meeting was held on

Monday, September 27.

President Robert Spencer welcomed

everyone and ran through the Covid rules

applying for the evening.

Apologies for 13 Lions was read by Lion

Les Briggs.

President Robert asked for a minutes

silence in remembrance of two of our esteemed

members, past district governor Noel

Lowe and past president Ron Patterson who

both sadly passed away during lockdown.

Our guest speaker for the evening was Jo

Metcalf of Memory Funerals, who provided an

insight into the funeral business including the

importance of forward planning.

Clipboards were circulated seeking member

assistance for Christmas sleigh raffle,

Christmas cake orders, Christmas parade

stall, Ashburton show helpers and contacts

and collectors for the upcoming charity

market.

The presentation by Fred and Elisabeth

Smits (Ashburton Vintage Car Club) on their

world tour was postponed in September due to

Covid but is re-scheduled for October 21.

Lion Joe Butchard spoke of difficulties

regarding next years Charity Market and

suggested possible solutions.

Lion Jim Martin did the tail twisting,

extracting fines from members.

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Sheds,garages,workshops

Tagand test

Competitiverates, free quotes

Simon 021 576 044

simon@simonthesparky.co.nz

Fast, Friendly &Reliable

Sales l Service l Repairs

E-BIKES l MOTORCYCLES

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

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

2376525

115 Archibald Street,Tinwald,Ashburton

Phone /Fax: (03) 307 2354

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

2396047

2396257

•Restoration

•Modifications

•Rust Removal

•Custom Fabrications

•WOF Reports

• MagWheel Repairs &Painting

16 Cass Street,Ashburton. 03 308 0387

johnsons.panelpaint@gmail.com

www.johnsonspanelpaint.co.nz

Your Digital

TV Experts

• Aerial/Dish installations and repairs

• Prewirefor TV/Audio and controlsystems

• TV wall mounting • Cell phone aerials

• Home theatreinstallation

• Authorised SkyTVtechnician

Servicing

Ashburton Geraldine

Methven Rakaia

andeverywhereinbetween

ASHBURTON

TV &AUDIO

PH 308 7332 /027 277 1062

ashburtontvandaudioltd.co.nz

2414188

2414184

ASHBURTON

GLASS LTD

Experts in glass

308-3918

214 Wills Street

Ashburton

www.ashburtonglass.co.nz

office@ashburtonglass.co.nz

UNDER NEW LOCAL OWNERSHIP

WILSONS

GLASS

Wilsons Windscreens 2018 Ltd

We areyour one stop glass shop for

AUTO and HOUSE

REPAIR or REPLACE

“Your placeorours”

2414203

152 Wills Street,

Ashburton

Ph.308 8485

Protect what

youvalue the

smartway

Manage your

safety&security

anywhere, anytime

Call 0800 788 393

57 Dobson Street,Ashburton

www.masterguard.co.nz

HartleyCurd 021 328 301

Keeping our communitysafefor over25years

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ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT

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.

TheMerryLittle Christmas Market

28th November 11-30am until 4pm

Gold Coin Donation

Join us for the Merry Little Christmas

Market this November.Agreat event to

purchase unique Christmas presents with

awide array of stalls. We are now taking

registrations. Please email

casey@ateventcentre.co.nz

or phone 027-292-2601.

BOOK

NOW

TheBee Gees NightFever

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

For more information

www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Friday 5th November 8pm

Adult $61* /Group 6+ $56 each* /Under 13years $32*

Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate

the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las

Vegas concert experience in atheatre –

style production with over 2hours of live

entertainment showcased through vibrant

state of the art lighting, digital display screens

and of course ahand picked talented cast.

Jesus Christ Super Star

19th –26th March 7-30pm –Sunday 20th March 2pm

Adult $65* /Gold Card $55* /Student up to 18 $49* /

Last Supper $95* Programme $10

The Ashburton Trust Event Centre in

collaboration with Variety Theatre Ashburton

and presented by More FM and The Breeze

bring you the global phenomenon that has

wowed audiences and now celebrating it’s

50th anniversary.

*Service fees apply

OH BABY!

Newbaby?

We publish our ‘Oh Baby’page on the second Thursdayofeach

month. If you would likeyour babytofeatureplease send us your

photos and details to 199 Burnett Street,Ashburton

or email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

by 12 noononthe preceding Tuesday.

This serviceisfreeofcharge.

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JobOpportunities

Administration Officer -Stockwater

Reporting to our Open Spaces Manager, weare looking for aconfident

individual whoisready to use theirinterpersonalskills, flexibility and ability to

multitask to provide administration support and connectionbetweencouncil

and our stockwater customersand stakeholders.

Applications close Sunday,10October 2021.

ExecutiveAssistant

We arelooking foranexperienced, enthusiastic, customer focussed Personal

Assistanttoprovide high level administrative and executive support.

This is afixed-term, full-time positioncommencingDecember 2021 and ending

early August 2022 tocover Parental Leave. You will coordinate meetings,

draft reports and manage all correspondence while maintaining superior

confidentiality at all times.

Applications close Wednesday, 13 October 2021.

Learn to Swim Instructor

Working in our purpose built facility, you will help us deliver quality swim

instruction toawiderange ofcustomers from babies throughtoadults.

We areseeking funand motivated individuals to joinour team on apermanent,

part timebasis, withmorningand afternoon shifts available.

No previousexperienceisrequiredasfulltraining will be provided.

Applications close Sunday,17October 2021.

For more information about this

vacancy and what the Ashburton

District Council has to offer you -see

our website.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

Up to

50 % Of

*Call for Terms

&Conditions

Off

*

ADJUSTABLE MASSAGE BED

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SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

ButcherAssistants

We currently have twopositions available -one to

assist in our retail store; the other in our smallgoods

department. Successful applicants will be able to

learnsmallgood operations which is the making of

sausages,cured meats,and smoking products and

other range of production duties including packing

and stocking.

To be successful in either of these roles youwill

need to:

•Have ahigh attention to detail and take pride on

your work

•Have agood attitude,bereliable and agood

team player

•Beflexible to respond to production

requirements

•Have physical stamina and strength due to the

physicalityofthe job

•Goodtimemanagement

•Retail experiencewould be an advantage

These arefull time positions, Monday to Saturday.

Thereare also career developmentopportunities

available,including apprenticeships.

If this sounds like you, please apply by emailing

your cover letter and cv to

info@netherbymeats.co.nz

and put Assistantinthe subjectline.

Applications close on Friday,29th October.

NETHERBY

meats

ASHBURTON COLLEGE

‘Individual ExcellenceinaSupportive

Learning Environment’

First XV Boys’(UC Championship Team)

&Girls’ Rugby Coaches

Expressions of Interest Sought

Ashburton College, in association with the Mid

Canterbury Rugby Union, is seeking to further

enhance the sport ofRugby inthe College and

invites expressions of interest in key voluntary

roles in the Ashburton College Rugby Programme.

The persons appointed are required to maintain

positive relationships and links with the College

and ensurestudentmanagementisconsistentwith

College Policies and Procedures. The coaches once

appointedwill have the ability to appointtheir own

managers.

The successful applicants will beresponsible for

leading the preparation and coaching, onand off

the field, ofthe 1st XV to astandard ofexcellence

that is required of teams participating in this

prestigious competition, while embracing the

Values of the College and the MCRU.

Key attributes sought in the appointees include:

• Strong technical knowledge of the modern

game, combined with sound coaching and

analytical skills.

• Experience in coaching sport at teenage

representativelevel or higher.

• Special interest in College sport, balancing the

objectives of success in the short-term, with the

development ofindividual athletes in ateam

environment.

• Anabilitytoworkwith and challenge agroup of

aspiring rugbyplayers.

Applications close noon, Friday22October 2021

Expressions of interest or enquiries about

commitments canbemade via email to Ross

Preece, Principal,atprincipal@ashcoll.school.nz.

Please provide abrief rugbyCVand referees.

ASPARAGUS PICKERS ANDPACKERS NEEDED

Looking forajob to do while your family areatschool?

Or weekend work?

Want to work with agreat team of people?

We arejust out of Tinwald.

Forfurther details please phone Helen on 308 1976.

2425004

2424670

2425043

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

WILSONS

GLASS

Wilsons Windscreens 2018 Ltd

Autoglazier,Autoglazier Assistant

Full time,permanent

Wilson Windscreens is alocally owned company

in Ashburton, seeking another staff member to

join our small team. We work on alarge variety

of vehicles, some overtime is available to service

our customer base. The assistant role will have

ongoing training. This person must be hard

working, have good communication skills and a

high qualityworkethic.

All applications to be sent via email with any

relevant references. Must be a New Zealand

residentand must have aclean driver’s licence.

Pleasesend CV through to Bobat

office@wilsonwindscreens.co.nz or

contact03308 8485

foraconfidential discussion.

Evening Workers Wanted

We arelooking forconscientious, hardworking

individuals to joinour producepackingcrew.

This is anightshiftcommencing at 4pm through

to midnight.

Some weekend and public holiday work may be

required.

We areanessential servicebusiness so therefore

work throughall 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 yearsold andabove andabletoliftup

to 20kg.

Forfurtherinformation

please contactBrianon029 4532320

Liquor Duty Manager

An opportunityisavailable in our busy supermarket

forafull-time Liquor Duty Manager.

This busy role involves work in many areas of the

store including, Checkout, Lotto, Grocery, Produce,

and Dairy. Supervision and trainingofother staff is

required forthe nights and Saturdayshift.

This role would suit aperson who has excellent

customer service skills, and is ateam player who

is able to work unsupervised. While a General

Manager’s Certificate would be of benefit, full

training will be provided to thesuccessful applicant.

The applicant must be at least 20 years of age due

to legal requirements.Daysofworkwill be Tuesday

to Saturdayand includes 3late nights.This full-time

position is 40.25 hours per week.

An application form and job description can be

picked up from Tinwald SuperValue, 113 Archibald

Street,Tinwald.

Applications Close: Monday 11th October 2021.

SELL

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

2422689

2425049

SELL

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2420858

2424782

2422683

1998 UK Avondale Leda,

6mtr, self contained caravan.

$25,000. Phone 0274

381 411 or 308 0350 and

leave amessage.

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT

ServiceAdvisor -Ashburton

Areyou mechanicallyminded? Doyou enjoybeingbusy?

OurbusyAshburtondealership is seeking an experiencedservicetechnician/

diesel mechanic who is looking to take the first step off the workshop floor

on ajourney to Management. Understanding farmers and contractors needs

while accessing time frames for repairs and issuing job instructions will be a

vital ingredientfor this importantrole.

CLAAS Harvest Centre Canterbury sell and services world leading brands like

CLAAS,JCB andAMAZONE along with its sister company, CarrfieldsMachinery

sellingNOVAG,MacDon,Coolamon and Anderson.

ThePosition

In this role you will be supported byahighly experienced Service Manager,

Service Administrator, and an enthusiastic service team. Wepride ourselves

on good old-fashioned serviceand have awillingness to ensure our customers

needs aremet in atimelymanner.

Key responsibilities forthis role will involve:

• Receiving customercallsand logging jobs

• Schedulingofjobsfor the service staff

• Writingupservicejobsand ensuringparts and outwork areallocated

• Scheduling and facilitating daily service stand up meetings

(Training Provided)

• Effectively communicating both externally and internally

• Trainingand assistingapprentices when andifrequired

Benefits

We will ensure you receive ongoing training, personal development

opportunities along with a great working environment and competitive

remuneration.

Skills and Experience

Youwill require:

• Qualificationsorexperience in agricultural repairs

• A“team”attitudeto everythingyou do

• The abilitytotake on responsibilityand be accountable

• The want to learnand grow

• AcleanClass1driver’slicence

• NZresidencyoravalid NZ work visa

HowtoApply

If this sounds like arole youwould enjoy, we would like to hear from you.

To have aconfidential discussion about therole, please contact

SteveCopping on 027 6229900.

I’M looking for aNanny for six

weeks, three days per

week, starting 20 October.

Contact 021 0274 0165

PHOTOGRAPHS

FORSALE

Have youhad your photo

taken by our reporters?

Order aPhotoToday!

¼Page*

$6

*approx 6x4

A5

$8.50

A4

$16

Ph: 308 7664

199 Burnett St,Ashburton

2376126

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

Tell everyone about

your new

arrival on our

Simply post or email a photo of the new arrival

along with the birth details to:

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz.

2424209

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SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT

LysaghtHorse Coaches

Fabricator,Welder,Finisher

We arelooking forfabricator, welder,finisher to

deliver qualityworkontimeand to our standards.

Someone who can work alone and unsupervised.

Positiveattitude.

Ateamplayerwith effectivecommunicationskills.

Please send your CV and coverletterto

gregl@lysaghtltd.co.nz or phone

Greg Lysaght0274 356 357

TRADE &SERVICES

ALTERATIONS; Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

LAWN Mowing. No job too

small. Call Les Smith, From

The Ground Up, for acompetitive

quote. Ph 027 840

0201 or 03 308 1500.

BUILD work to do? Contact

Kiwi Building and Maintenance

Ltd. Alterations,

Renovations, New builds.

Qualified Tradesmen.

Phone Cawte 027 418

7955.

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.

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.

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

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677

CHARLIES Blind Cleaning

Service -same day service

and repairs. Charlie can

supply new blinds and

tracks and will hang

drapes. Ph 03 307 1936 or

020 4169 0342

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping repairs existing

dentures and also provides

new dentures. Phone 027

220 9997.

TRADE &SERVICES

2427763

DRIVEWAYS, Patios and

Paths, Plain Concrete, Coloured

Concrete or Exposed

Agregate Concrete.

Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street. 100% local. Phone

307 6466 for aquote.

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.

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.

GUTTER Cleaning. Using a

vacuum system to clean

out the debris is a faster

and cleaner process. Call

Allan on 027 209 5026.

ANDREWDUNNE FARM SERVICES

FARM SERVICES BY THE HOUR

20+ years’experienceinthe sheep, beef,

venison, and dairysupport industry

• Highly skilled and experienced farmlabour

• On-farmfirewood processing

• Agricultural welding repairs and maintenance

• Farmminding -staff support

• Agricultural explosives –land operations

• Jobs of all sizes,casual or ongoing

• Available forfarmorlifestyle block

Call me anytime forafriendly ‘NO OBLIGATION’ chat.

COMPETITIVE RATES/EXCELLENT SERVICE

Call Andrew on 0272 475 577

HOME SERVICES

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

TRADE &SERVICES

FRUIT &PRODUCE

308-3595

mowing, EGGS. Local, fresh and freerange.

pruning, fertilising, projects

Weekly deliveries

or general spruce ups? Call direct to your door around

Andrew at Spruce Gardens Ashburton. Regular or

to get the job done right. occasional orders, you

027 765 2899 or 03 307 choose. Dolma Eggs,

1693.

0211160252, or email d.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz raisbeck@xtra.co.nz

POTATOES; Nadine, Red

Rascall and Agria $1.25kg, GARDEN SUPPLIES

or pre-ordered 10kg bags

$10. Phone 03 308 3195 or

GARDENERS

027 531 9103. 81 Elizabeth

Street, Ashburton.

repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Mobile service. Call Nigel at PAUL’S Garden Nursery,

Doors and More. Ph 027 101 Harrison St, Ashburton.

Tomato, vegetable and JORDANS’S

516 7104

flower plants,14 varieties of

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER seed potatoes, seed yams

and farm fresh, free range

A NEW LOOK eggs available. Enquiries to

Paul 027 278 1354. Open 7

that lasts!

days.

Existing kitchens, doors,

furniture &appliances

MUSHROOM COMPOST

The Finishing Company

GARDENING,

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

LOCKSMITH/Door

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, member

Master Tinters NZ. www.

windowtinter.co.nz

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

2423310

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

L2D Driver Training

CAR–

2424852

EDUCATIONAL

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

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.

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.

NURSERY

Rhododendrons from $15.

91 Pye Road The Downs

Geraldine. Wednesday to

Saturday 10am to 4pm or

by arrangement. phone 03

6938332 or 0274311815

EDUCATIONAL

Dangerous GoodsCourse

NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor

Dangerous Goods Course-½dayMondaymornings

CommunityHouse,Ashburtonoryour work place

Forfurtherinformation

PhoneChristine027 245 2563

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

2422072

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HEALTH &BEAUTY

37

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 wheretogoifyou

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...

Saturday9th October is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday10th October is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be

on the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

WHITE Herons, November.

Whale Watch, December.

DBB Hotels. Special Offer;

Air Safaris Grande Traverse,

Southern Alps,

November. Booking now.

John and Kathleen Lawler,

Rakaia 03 302 7328

FOR LEASE

AWESOME OFFICE space

for lease, rent or hire. Park

like setting. Indoor and outdoor

areas. North West

town boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241

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

GRAZING

LITTLE Bo Peep needs

some land for her sheep.

Ph 027 342 8412.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

TECHNICS 2 Keyboard,

electronic organ, for sale.

Good condition, goes well.

$100. Ph 022 042 6025

DebraCurtin

Chiropractor

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

2395596

MENZ MEDICAL OFFER:

Vasectomy Scalpel-less

Technique $499; Sexual

Health: Erectile Dysfunction,

Premature Ejaculation; Warrant

of Fitness: Full Medical

for Men. —Ph. 03-981-8181

or 0800-4- MALES, 912

Colombo St, Christchurch,

www.menz medical.com

www.vasectomy.co.nz

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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HospiceMid Canterbury

OUT OF ZONE

ENROLMENTSFOR 2022

At Hinds School we focus on bringing learning

to life through exploring, empowering and

challenging our students. As aschool we pride

ourselves on knowing our learners and shaping

education and learning programmes to best

support our students. Aspecialfeatureof our rural

school is the year 1-8 structure and growth of our

students as activecontributing learners. Weaim for

our students to leave Hinds School ascapable and

confident learner’s;as wellrounded individualswho

have strong Hinds Dispositions and can embrace

challengeand opportunity.

The Hinds Board ofTrustees invites applications

from parents/ caregivers who wish to enrol their

child at Hinds School for 2022. Enrolment atthe

school is governed by an enrolmentscheme.

Alimited number of out-of-zone places will be

available for 2022. An enrolment scheme is

availablefromthe school officeHinds.

For students seeking enrolment, the deadline for

out-ot-zone applications for 2022 is3pm, Monday

1stNovember2021.

We would appreciate parents/caregivers living

within Hinds School enrolment zone who intend

to enroltheir childat anytime during thenextyear

notifying usoftheir child’s enrolment for 2022 by

1stNovember, to assist with school planning.

Application formsare available at the schooloffice,

03 3037208 or via email office@hinds.school.nz

Weinviteparents to contactthe officetolearn more

aboutour school andjoinusforatour.

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

MEETINGS

MethvenVintage

MachineryClub

AGM

Thursday21stOctober

in our Clubrooms at the

MethvenA&P grounds

off the end of Kilworth St.

Please R.S.V.P.to

Duncan 02725177881

2424960

2423024

2418784

ACUPRESSURE

CLINIC

Enhances your

body’s own natural

self-healing

Pain relief/Speeds recovery

from illness, injury and surgery.

•Noneedles/safe for all ages

•Good-Health Maintenance

•Affordable/flexible hours

•Home visits on request

Janet Hayes

Ph 308 6951

registered practitioner

The Annual General Meengs of

IHC Ashburton Associaon and

Community Properes Ashburton Inc.

will be held on Tuesday12October 2021

at Idea Services,

21 Archibald St, Ashburton,

at 7.30pm

General discussion aer themeeng

Supper to follow

(NB –Subject to Covid 19 Alert Level2orless)

GARAGE SALES

★★★

GARAGE SALE F1/34 Burnett

St, Ashburton. Sat 9th Oct 8.00

am (no early birds please!).

Household items, bric a brac,

fishing gear etc. Clearing out

elderly woman's belongings.

Covid regulations apply.

WANTED TO BUY

2362037

2419442

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.

2346047

Dealing

with alife

limiting

illness?

We can help with:

•Sittingand companionship

•Counselling and bereavement

support

•Biographywriting

•Massage,reiki and reflexology

•Activityand support

programmes

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387

email manager@hospicemc.nz www.hospicemc.nz

Allservices

arefree

FIRE FIRE FIRE

FIREEXTINGUISHER

SERVICING &SALES

TheContracting season is upon us

Getyour extinguishers

serviced now.

PHONEMACK 0273 960361

DOORSANDMORE

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

Thank youMid Canterbury

foryour continued

supportofour shelter.

Kittenfood donations for the

upcoming season would be

greatlyappreciated.

PROSTATE

CANCER

SUPPORTGROUP

Kindly sponsored by

Adrienne Patterson

Ph308 4432

2423984

2422675

An established supportgroup in

Ashburtonfor men and their families

who areliving with adiagnosis and

treatmentfor prostate cancer.

CONTACT: DOUG COLLIE 0275 100 556

NO MEETING,SUPPORT ONLY

Email: ashburton@prostate.org.nz

Formoreinformation call 0800 477 678

Organised by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ

www.prostate.org.nz

2386391

2424174

ProspectiveStudents of

AshburtonIntermediate,2022.

OpenDay/Evening Walk Throughs

If youwish to look through Ashburton

Intermediate School andsee howthe school

functions,visit classes and talk to teachers and

studentleaders,pleasemakeabooking

using the linkbelow.

Theschool willtake bookings forgroups for

Monday18October at fivetime slots.

DuetoCOVID Level2restrictions,

therewill be limits on numbers.

Thetime slots are: 9:15am-10:15am,

11am-12noon, 12:30pm-1:30pm,

5pm-5:45pm,6:15pm-7pm.

Book your timehere:

https://forms.gle/Bwtn9eGyC8eDXiWc9

or alternativelypleaseemail us at

office@ashinter.school.nz with your details.

2424683

‘HAVE AGO DAY’

GOLF CROQUET

Sunday 10 October 2021

1.15 pm –3pm

at

Waireka Croquet Club

Phillip Street, Ashburton

Open toall ages from 10 to 110!

Male and Female

Ann Richards –021 766 905

Pat Allnutt –021 217 0041

Pauline Scott –307 4107

•FRIENDLY TUITION

•EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

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

2423799

2418794

Thurs 7th

10.00 TheBoss Baby2

10.00 PawPatrolthe Movie

11.40 PawPatrolthe Movie

12.00 Ainbo Amazon Princess

1.20 No Time to Die

1.35 TheBoss Baby2

3.30 Respect

4.15 Candyman

6.00 Queen Bees

6.10 Free Guy

8.00 No Time to Die

8.20 Shang-Chi and the TenRings

PG

G

G

G

M

PG

M

R16

PG

M

M

M

Fri8th &Sat 9th

10.00 TheBoss Baby2

10.00 PawPatrolthe Movie

11.45 PawPatrolthe Movie

12.00 Ainbo Amazon Princess

PG

G

G

G

1.20

1.40

3.40

4.10

6.10

6.15

7.50

8.15

No Time to Die

TheBoss Baby 2

Respect

Free Guy

Candyman

TheIce Road

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

M

PG

M

M

R16

M

M

M

Sun 10th

10.00

10.00

11.45

12.00

1.30

1.40

4.15

7.15

10.00

10.00

11.45

12.00

1.20

1.40

3.40

4.10

5.50

6.15

7.50

8.15

TheBoss Baby2

PawPatrolthe Movie

PawPatrolthe Movie

Ainbo Amazon Princess

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

TheBoss Baby2

No Time to Die

No Time to Die

Mon11th, Tues,12th,

Wed13th

TheBoss Baby2

PawPatrolthe Movie

PawPatrolthe Movie

Ainbo Amazon Princess

No Time to Die

TheBoss Baby2

Free Guy

Queen Bees

TheBoss Baby2

TheIce Road

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

PG

G

G

G

M

PG

M

M

PG

G

G

G

M

PG

M

PG

PG

M

M

NO COMPS

Ainbo Amazon Princess,

TheBossBaby2,NoTime to

Die, PawPatrolthe Movie

M

Mr Kool icecreams is

available forbirthday

and Christmas parties,

school fairs,corporate

and social events.

Will also be carrying out

street sales,solisten

out forthe bells!

Pleasetextmeon

0210 467 467.

2423723

BOTANICALEXPO

AndRarePlantFair

Broadfield Garden

250 Selwyn Road

Saturday9October

10am–4.30pm

Postponement

23 October

•FloralDesign

•AlpinePlants

•WoodlandPlants

•Demonstrations

•Music &Food

$10 entry

Bookingsessential at

www.eventbrite.co.nz

2424847

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.


We have everything for your home

NATIONWIDE

FLOORING

SALE

1st Sep-15th Nov2021

Wool Carpet

Sale

Laminate Floors

Sale

Solution Dyed Nylon

PEBBLE GRID AMOR CLASSIC ALABAMA

Sale

$

43.50 $

69.00 $

54.64

PER SQ M PER SQ M PER SQ M

Cross 7pce Dining Suite

FURNITURE

ArnoDining Table

Stockholm 7piece

Extension Dining Suite

was $ 3343 was $ 1399

NOW $ 2674 NOW $ 1119

was $ 4393

NOW $ 3515

OUTDOORFURNITURE

NEWSEASON OUTDOOR ARRIVING DAILY

Burnett Street,Ashburton l Phone (03) 308 5269 l www.redmonds.co.nz

2413687


EnjoyaQUALITY

lifestyle from your locals!

Our staff


are vaccinated

Weber Baby QPremium Weber QPremium Weber Family Q3200 Weber Spirit II E-320

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the caravan or

down at the beach

the BabyQgives

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Available in redand black

Lightweight

portable cart

Available from $169

Trundle Domino

BACK IN STOCK

FEEDS

UP TO

6

$

459●00

WEEKLYFROM$3.31*

Large enough to caterfor family and friends yetcompact

enough to take away camping.

Available in titanium and black

Patio Cart

available $249

$

619●00

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$

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Devotion Queen Bed Chorus DeluxeKingBed Elation Queen

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10

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UP TO

12

An absolute

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backyard, the

Family Qisperfect

forcookingroasts

with thatgreat

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by A.H. Beard

FEEDS

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12

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spacious

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• Conforma Coil

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–provides

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• Breathable Knit

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1490

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c

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• Ultra fresh –for

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$

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• Gel Infused

MemoryFoam

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Dishwasher

Washing Machine –7kg

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• Adjustable top

basket –Makes

stacking easier

• Halfload option –

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• 850mm h

598mm w

600mm d

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877

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6 WATER

LEVELS

BONUS

WITH THIS OFFER

c

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• 7kg,mid sized

washer

• 6waterlevels,

helps reduce

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• Soak option, helps

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• H900mm W600mm

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