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Bridge repair success

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Noel gets set

to run

PAGE 6

Results for

water project

DANIEL.TOBIN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Repairs to the slump in the

Ashburton Riverbridge have

beencompleted, ending many

months of roadingworks and

delays following damage

caused by flooding in late­May.

During the floods tree logs

dammed the northern end of

the State Highway One bridge

which funnelled ahigh volume

of water towards abridge pier.

NZTA’sMark Pinner, second from left, with contractors discussing bridge repair work.

It scoured the bottomof the

pier which lost someofits

support and settled, causing

the bridge to slump.

NewZealand Transport

Agency (NZTA) Central South

Island system manager Mark

Pinner said the first point of

repair was to make sure the

bridge was okay.

‘‘We putheavy lorries on to

make sure it didn't flex too

much,’’ he said.

Contractors jacked upthe

bridge to get it level and then

re­built the pier support with

reinforced concrete to provide

arobust connection between it

and the beams.

Bridge resurfacingwas the

last work carried out last

weekend.

The costofthe repair work

has comeinataround $500,000

PHOTO DANIEL TOBIN

and has involvedaround half a

dozen workers at atime,with

more contractors working in

other areas aroundthe bridge.

‘‘We’re prepared for this

kind of event but you never

know how it will unfold,’’ Mr

Pinner said.

‘‘The biggest impact is on the

travellers, andwetry to

minimise that delay.’’

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Council pushing forward

on second bridge option

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

‘‘Stop kicking the can down the road,’’

Ashburton District councillor John

Falloon says, after listening to more

than an hour of discussions about the

best option for asecondAshburton

urban bridge.

Cr Falloon was at acouncil meeting

last week to discuss whether to

progress abusiness casefor asecond

bridge.

He used the phrase after 90

minutes of discussions and the

grilling of Stantec transport engineer

ChrisRossiter, whotold council a

bridgeoff Chalmers Avenuewas the

best option and offered the most

benefits.

Stantec compiled a183­page report

andindicative business casefor

council on bridgelocationoptions,

modellingand timeframesfor

building.

Manyother councillors were also

keen to progress the project 15 years

in the making. All councillors, except

Cr DianeRawlinson, agreed to

support arecommendation that an

indicative business case, strategic

Slump repair work completed

From Page 1

NZTA have installed asensor on the

recently repaired Ashburton River

bridge so they can remotely monitor

any movement for at least the next 12

months. Contractors got access to the

bridge once the main river flow was

diverted away from the damaged

pier.

NZTA’sCentral South Island system

manager MarkPinnersaidthe agency

would workwith Environment

Canterbury to managethe riverand

restore thewaterway to its best

capacity ‘‘andlook at thedriftwood

thatcamedownand workwith them to

see where thatgoes.’’

He was pleasedwithhow smoothly

the workhad gone, causing as little

disruptiontotrafficaspossible.

‘‘We’ve gotagreatteam behind us,

we were abletoget intoitreally

quicklyand we didmanage to keepthe

roadopenthe majority of the time.’’

Jo Luxton

MP forRangitata

NewAshburton officehours:

Monday – Wednesday:

9am – 2pm

Thursday and Friday:

Open by appt only

75 Harrison Street, Ashburton

03 339 1030

RangitataMP@parliament.govt.nz

Authorised by Jo Luxton MP,

Parliament Buildings, Wellington

The existing Ashburton River bridge.

case and optionsassessment be

forwarded to NZTA to advance to the

next stage of thebusiness case.

Theassumption made by previous

councillors was Chalmers Avenue was

the best location for asecond bridge,

and thelatest report reaffirmed it,Cr

Falloon said. He now supported that

location andhad changed his views

after theMay 31 flood, which had

isolated the community into two parts.

Asecond bridge at Chalmers

Avenue wasacheap option for NZTA

and Ashburton would end up picking

up afair amount of the cost, he said.

‘‘Ofparamount importance is to get

asecond bridge, thesooner the better,

and to stop kicking the can down the

road.’’

Cr Liz McMillan said council

needed to get on withthe business

case.

Cr Rodger Letham said he

reluctantly supportedthe motion.

‘‘Everyreporthas recommended

Chalmers Avenue,’’ he said.

Mayor Neil Brown saidconnectivity

was essential and another bridge was

needed sooner rather than later.

There hadbeenprevious consultation

on theChalmers Avenue location and

some peoplewere not happy with it,

but manywere. Getting abridgein

2026/27 was along way out andthe

process needed to be sped up.

Funding support from NZTA was still

needed and he hoped it would be 80

per cent, although only50per cent

would be funded as of right, he said.

AsuggestionbyCrCarolyn Cameron

for more consultation on abridge

location wasshot downbyother

councillors and she was told that

action could ‘‘derail’’ the entire

process and putsupport funding in

jeopardy.

Cr Diane Rawlinson said she was

disappointed that there was no

costingtohaveasecond bridge beside

thecurrentbridge.

NZTA’s Mark Pinner points out reinforced concrete blocks under the bridge.


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No Christmas

in the Park

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Organisers havemade the

decision to cancel

Ashburton’s Christmas in the

Park event because of covid

uncertainty and the logistics

involved.

Current Level Two rules

stipulate outdoor events held

in publicparks anddomains

arelimited to just 100 people.

The festiveconcert in the

Ashburton Domainusually

attracts thousands.

“Given the immense amount

of planning involved in this

event, we have had to make

thedisappointingdecision to

cancel this year’s concert,”

organisingcommittee

member Lisa Anderson said.

“We would like to thankthe

local businesses,

organisations and amazingly

talentedindividuals whohave

partnered withus thisyear,

despite the unstable

environment.’’

The family­friendly

Ashburton Mitre10Mega

Christmas in theParkisafree

outdoorevent thatattracts

local and out of town

performers.

It has been held since2013

andalways ends with abig

firework display.

Council

events

canned

AshburtonDistrict Councilhas made the

early decision to cancel three public

Christmasactivities because of

uncertainties aroundCovid­19.

Light Up the Night on Saturday 27

November and abuskersnightand family

movie nightinDecemberhave all been

canned.

Council communityservicesgroup

managerSteve Fabish said uncertainties

aroundcovidrestrictionshad led to the

decision.

“While it’s disappointing, council needs

to act cautiouslybefore committing to the

extendedcosts of runningtheseevents.”

Light Up the Night is when the

Ashburtonmayortraditionally hitsthe

switch to light up the district’s giant

Christmastree, whichthisyear will be

positioned in the newly­revamped CBD.

Council is nowplanning to live­stream

the light­up.

AshburtonDistrictcouncillor Carolyn

Cameronsaid she was disappointed and

annoyedthat Light Up The Night had been

cancelled.

It was alost opportunity to showcase the

revitalisation project in the Ashburton

CBD,whichhad caused monthsof

disruption, but wasnow nearing its

completion.

MrsCameron,who isastrongadvocate

for avibrant CBDand supporter of local

business,said councilhad made an early

call to cancel, which in someways she

could understand.

TheBite Nite CultureFest, an event

organised by the AshburtonYouth

Council, is anothercasualtyofcovidand

has also been cancelled.

Vibrant festival

scaled back

The Harcourts Geraldine Festival

committee has made the decision to

postpone their full event until November

2022.

Astatement fromthe organising

committee said the focus at this time was

onensuring thesafety ofthe community

and althoughadifficult decision to made,

it was the right oneatthis time.

Whilethe main event will not go ahead,

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Learning

website

Anew website is soon to launch in Mid

Canterbury enablingpeople to find out about

interesting learningopportunities offered

aroundthe district.

Connecting MidCanterbury Charitable Trust

is behindthe website development whichis

seenasaway of supporting learninglocally.

Groups, organisations,individualsor

business that organises one­offtalksor

workshops, or aseries of lessons are invited to

get in touch with the trust ahead of the website

launch on October27.

At thelaunch peoplewill be abletosee how

they can listtheirevents for free on the new

online platform.

Theguest speakeratthe eventwill be

Analiese Robertson, the director of Adultand

CommunityEducation(ACE) Aotearoa, who

will talkaboutthe value of community

education.

Emailtokate@connectingmc.org for more

information.

No Time To Die

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After 19months of delays, the 25th official James

Bond film is finally here!!!

Apacked theatre set the scene last Saturday night,

all looking forward to seeing the world’s most

charming secret agentsavethe worldonceagain.

Everyone knows thatthis is Daniel Craig’s last movie

as Bond so we expectthe unexpected. Themoving

themesong wassung this time by Billie Eilish.

Paloma, a CIA agent helps Bond dispatch bad

guys inCuba with an unexpected flair. All the men

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This movie wasbeautiful to watch. From alovenest

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town in Italy to acrowded street in Cuba.

There isone momentus scene where Bond and

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bullletproof glass –amazing.

We also met with Bonds little 2year old daughter, a

very moving partofthe story.

Off course there were gravity-defying car chases,

ridiculous doomsday weapons and vast brutalist

hideouts full of henchmen to mow down. All

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Bookarama ready to roll

Preparing for the start of Bookarama on Monday are Ashburton Rotary Club

members (from left) Lindsay Holland, David Mead and Peter Stechman.

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Bookarama opens at 8am on

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TheAshburton Rotary Club

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Rotarian and event convener

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‘‘We’re abit later holdingitthis

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He said anyonecoming to

Bookaramawas required to scan

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‘‘Bring your own bags to fill,’’ Mr

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Bookarama is open from 9am

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Wednesdayand Friday arelate

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BCI gets resource consents

Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation (BCI)

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subject to anumber of conditions.

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Rakaia area, in adecision released

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The requirementsincludea15%

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baselineofgood management

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HekeaoHinds Plains area and30%

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Thereisalegally binding

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their water supply agreementwith

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Farmers managedbythe scheme

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audited farm environment plansand

the scheme must monitor ground

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no furtherdeterioration.

If deterioration is detected, a

remediation and response plan need

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nitrogen. The BCI applications were

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previousdischarge permits.

BCI is afarmer owned cooperative

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In 2001, it was grantedconsentto

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Nimble Noel’s ready to run

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Noel Morriss is yet to be beatenina400m

race at the SouthIsland Masters and he

hopes to keep that record in tact when he

runs this Sunday.

The 71­year­old is competinginthe

70­75 age group category, and will run in

the 100m,200m and 400m events and has

plenty of medals from previous games to

inspirehim.

He enjoyed his firstSouth Island

Masters runningcompetition in 2010

when he raced in the 60­65 age group.

Noelhas aspringinhis stride and has

also tackled long jump in the past.

He is of slightbuild,weighs just 54kg

and is as fit as aflea.

Noelsays he’s quick off the start line,

but doesn’t like using starting blocks.

‘‘I’vealways had abit of dicky back, so

I’m not convinced Ican alwaysget up and

out of the blocks.’’

Fromastanding start he can run 100m

in 14 seconds,200m in 29.9 seconds and

400m in aminute 14 seconds.

‘‘I’vealways been arunner right back to

my school days at Hampstead School,’’ he

says.

‘‘I also played masters football with the

Mid CanterburyFossils for 20­odd years

until afew years ago.’’

Noeliscompetitive and likes to win his

races.

An injury kept him fromrunningfor a

coupleofyears, but he bouncedback last

year and won all three of his races at the

South Island Masters in Timaru.

He enjoys the camaraderie of the

games.

‘‘I see the same faces coming back year

after year and I’ve madesome

friendships.’’

He signed up for a12week membership

at the EA Networks Centregym as abuildup

to the upcoming games and had been

following his own training programme.

Left:NoelMorriss onthe start line, above:

Noel with hismedal haul from the 2020

South Island Master Games.

‘‘I’m really looking forward to aroad

trip to Blenheim with my wife Kay and

we’ll stay up there for afew days after the

racing has finished,’’ he says.

Noel has competed at previous games in

Nelson, Timaru and Dunedin.

The South Island Master Games runs

from October 15­25.

Natural world through amicroscope

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Visitors to the Ashburton Art

Gallery have beenimmersing

themselves in the natural

world and looking at it from a

microscopic perspective.

Theexhibition, called

Microscopic Worlds:OnThe

Importance of Small, brings

together 3D images of local

water samples, plants, insects,

spidersaswell as everyday

itemstaken with scanning

electron microscopes at the

UniversityofCanterbury.

Thehighly magnifiedimages

are presented as printed

media and on large­screen

monitorsand used to

introduce and educate visitors

to the microscopic world.

Printed images include a

spider’s headmagnified55

and 80 times, a‘‘hairy’’

spider’s footmagnified1300

times andaweb magnified

3330 times.

Ashburton Art Gallery

collections and exhibitions

assistant Hannah Crichton

prepares to look under the

microscope.

Thereisalso an insight into

flies, mosquitoes, sand­flies,

butterflies andfleas.

For an entry chargeof$2,

visitors to theexhibition are

given 3D glasses and a

catalogue to helpthem

understand theimages.

Historic microscopes from

the Cotter Medical History

Museum are alsodisplayed,

highlighting how microscopes

have developed through the

years.

The exhibition is

accompanied by two

experienced science

educators, Kerry Swanson and

Neville Petrie, from

Interactive Exhibition

Services, whoalternate and

share their science knowledge.

Mr Petrie said microscopes

helped people see much more

than the naked eye.

The exhibition was aimed at

all agesand his explanations

were tailored to the agegroup.

He said daily samples of

pond water from the nearby

Ashburton Domain were taken

and analysed by visitors under

the microscope.

Worms, larvae, spider mites

and other life had been spotted

and matched with

identification sheets that were

on hand.

He said visitors had been

excited by what theyhad seen

in the exhibition and had

commentedonhow it had

opened up their eyes to the

natural world.

Microscopic Worlds runs

until October 23.

IN BRIEF

NEW DATEFOR RELAY

The CancerSociety will hold their

RelayFor Life in Ashburtonon

February19, 2022.

The event, now to takeplace at

the Ashburton Showgrounds, was

postponed from itsoriginal datethis

weekend due tocovid restrictions.

RelayFor Life committee

chairperson Lester McLeansaid the

committeewas excitedtoconfirm a

newdate and venue.

‘‘It is an ideal timetoregister a

team by heading to the Relay For

Life websitewww.relayforlife.org.

nz’’, he said.

ART DISPLAY

Localartist JenniferHarrison has an

upcoming exhibitionofher latest

worksatthe McAtamney Gallery in

Geraldine.The artistpaints

abstracts and has astudio on

Burnett StreetcalledColliding

Colours.

The exhibitionruns from October

20 to November 20.

RIVERMONEY

The South Canterbury Braided

Riverwill create 12-14 jobsayear

for fouryearsaspart of $2.95 million

investment in weed and pest

control, and re-establishingbird

habitat on islands on the Ashburton,

Waitakiand Stour rivers. The

funding is also supportingthe

restoration of the Opihi River

lagoon, controlling geese numbers

in the Rakaia Rivercatchment,and

managingarange of predators on

the upper Rangitata River.

GLOWEVENT

New dateshave beenset for the

Ashburton Glowinthe Parkevent.

Ashburton DistrictCouncil is

partneringwith EA Networks to run

the three-night light show,which

celebrates the electricity cooperative’s

100 years in business.

Thelightshow, whichwill be a

free,community event, will be

staged in the Ashburton Domain

from April8-10.Itwillinvolve 13

differentlight installationsand a

fireworks display.

SKIFIELD DEATH

Aman whodied afterhewas found

unresponsive at theMtHutt skiarea

at the weekend has beennamed as

Rupert Smith, 41.

An investigationinto the

circumstances of his death is

ongoing. Mr Smith, fromWanaka,

was skiing on an intermediate

groomed trailatthe timeofthe

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Water recharge project getting results

Brett Painter (left) and Hekeao/Hinds Water Enhancement Trust chair Peter

Lowe at the recent planting day near Mayfield.

PHOTO ANGELA CUSHNIE

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The Hekeao/Hinds Water

Enhancement Trust’s

managed aquifer recharge

(MAR) project is making a

difference and has made

goodprogresssinceits first

pond was established at

Lagmhor five years ago.

The MAR projecthas

now reached the endofits

five year trialand is the

country’s largest managed

groundwater

rehabilitation project.

It involves the

intentional recharge of

water to aquifers for

environmental benefit.

Infiltrationbasins,

which actlikebig leaky

ponds,are filled with highquality

clean water which

seeps down and recharges

the groundwater, which in

turn enhancesquality and

replenishes aquifers.

The Hinds MARproject

had expanded its site

numbersto17and there

were nowtwo active river

projectsitesand twomore

underdevelopment,

projectmanagerBrett

PaintertoldAshburton

District councillors at a

recentpresentation.

Morethan2000plants

hadgoneinatarecent

planting day at anear

river recharge site near

Mayfield and 3500 more

were going in.

Water quality issuesin

the Hindscatchment were

beingaddressed through

the MARprojectand also

on farm through improved

landuse practiceswith

irrigationand fertiliser

application.

Thefiveyeartrial had

proved theconcept,but

the job wasnot done, and

it now neededtobescaled

up into the catchment in

order to getthe benefits in

the ecosystem.

Results of water quality

testing in the lower Hinds

forthe firstfivemonthsof

2021 showed it wasnear

the 2035 target and

followsthe introduction

of anearriver recharge

siteonthe river near

Mayfield.

Mr Paintersaid next

June wouldsee the endof

government funding for

theproject andmore

fundingwould be sought.

More long term consents

were needed,aswas

accesstomorewater.

Therewereplans for

more sites and more

distribution andthere

wouldbeaneedtopiggy

back on currentresources

to do that,MrPainter said.

He welcomedthe

support of theHinds

communitywhich willbe

theprimaryfunderofthe

MARprojectoverthe next

three years througha

targeted ECanrate.

Ashburton mayorNeil

Brown congratulated Mr

Painterand Hekeao/

HindsWater

EnhancementTrust chair

Peter Lowe on the

progress of the project

over the lastfive years.

Alot of effortfromthe

trustand supportof

farmers hadgone into it.

Hurdles had been

jumped, butthat hard

work waspayingoff and

gettingresults, he said.

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Racing benefits

The Ashburton Racing Club will benefit from

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing’s Stakes

Innovation Fund.Some$10,000inbonusesis

available forthe Ashburton MaidenStayers

Challenge, running overfour race meetings from

October31through to April 6next year.

The winningconnections of the Maiden

StayersChallenge raceswill receiveabonusof

$2,500. Others sharing in the fund include the

Wanganui Jockey, Waverley Racing clubs,the

West Coastcircuit andGallop South.

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Natives planted at reserve

Ashburton

November 9, 10,

11, 15, 16, 17, 18

Hannah Spence and her 6­year­old son Hooper were among the helpers at the reserve planting day.

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Another largearea has beenplanted

with locally sourced shrubs and

grasses at theHarrisScientific

Reserve.

After aseries of delaysbecauseof

the weather andcovid, some70

volunteers,including many families,

worked hard recently to plantover

1300natives.

Several hundred kanuka seedlings

propagatedatAshburton District

Council’s nursery from seeds

collected from the original trees at

the reserve were included in the

speciesplanted.

The 11ha site,locatedbetween

Lovetts and Scales roads near

Tinwald, has been establishedto

preserve remnantsofthe original

vegetationofdrylandkanukawhich

once flourished on the Canterbury

Plains.

Forest &Bird startedplantingat

the site in 2007 and in 2010 it was

officially openedand is now

managed by the Ashburton

Community Conservation Trust.

Driver mentor support needed

05 Tin 2021 Snow

Volunteermentors areneeded to

assistaMid Canterbury rural

driving supportscheme.

The schemetakesparticipants

throughtheir initial learners

licenceandthensupports them on

the journey to their restricted

licenceor to converting an

internationallicence.

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driversasthey gain experience on

the roads.

Driving sessions will usually be

twiceaweek and for around60

minutes each time.

Mentors will needtodrivetothe

learnerdriver’home, butdriving

will be done in thelearner’s own

vehicle.

Scheme co­ordinator Wendy

Hewitt said the initiative was now in

its fourth year.

It offered practical help to adults,

who were mostly migrants living in

rural locations, and was afree

programme.

Learning to drive was seenasa

Wendy Hewitt

way of helping withrural isolation

and with community integration and

to date,the programme had a90per

cent pass rate for people gaining a

learner licenceand in the practical

test.

Mentors needed to be over 25,

have held afull NZ drivers licence

for at least twoyears, and would be

taken throughaninitial training

session, Mrs Hewitt said.

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lessons for learners with a

professionaldriving instructor in

the lead up to atest andmentors are

able to sit in the back seat during

those lessons.

Theprogramme is managed by

Rural Support Mid Canterburyin

partnership with Safer Mid

Canterbury and is supported by

Advance Ashburton,Lotteries

Commission, Lion Foundation,

AshburtonDistrict Council,

Community OrganisationGrant

Scheme, AshburtonLicensing Trust

and Community TrustofMid &

South Canterbury and MPI.

Contact Wendy Hewittbyemail

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Deaths

PATERSON, BruceJames, on

October 10, 2021. Suddenly,

but peacefully at Ashburton.

Aged 75 years. Dearly loved

partner of Keri. Loved father

and father-in-lawofDarin and

Anita, and loved grandfather

to Eva. Loved son of the late

Roy and Joan, brother and

brother-in-law of the late

Anne, and Merv Harris, and

the late Michael. Loved uncle

to all his nieces and nephews.

Special Bruce toBrenda and

Nick, Luke, and Alice; and

Helen, Damon, and Jett.

Messages to Bruce’s family

c/- POBox 472, Ashburton.

7740. A special thank you

to the Doctors and nurses at

Ashburton Hospital for their

care and support ofBruce. A

Service to celebrate Bruce’s

lifewill be held at our chapel,

cnr East and Cox Street,

Ashburton today, Thursday

October 14, commencing

at 1.30pm, followed by

private cremation at the

Ashburton Crematorium. For

anyone wishing to view the

service online go to www.

patersonsfuneralservices.

co.nz Funeral Notices, and

click onBruce’s notice for the

link.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

RICHARDSON, Keith Warwick,

on October 11, 2021, after

a long courageous battle,

aged 81 years. Much loved

husband of Joan. Dearly

loved and respected father

and father-in-law of Jo

and Clayton McSorley, and

Maryann and Ross Martin.

Adored Granddad of Caitlin,

and Laura. Loved son of the

late Stanley and Constance

and loved brother of the late

Stan, the late Dawn, and Joy

Lowe. Avery special thank

you toDrPenny Holdaway,

Linda George, the staff at

Rosebank Lifecare and the

staff at Ashburton AAU for

their loving care of Keith

and his family.

Messages

to the Richardson family c/-

POBox 472, Ashburton7740.

Aprivate cremation will be

held.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

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03 3077433

Family Notices

Deaths

RANSON, William John

(Big John): Unexpectedly

at home in Ashburtonon5th

October 2021, aged 60 years.

Dearly loved son of the late

Pat and Colin Ranson. Loved

friend of Analin, and Erianne,

and Eralyn. Loved cousin of

Maureen and Paul Thomas,

Elaine Chisholm, Graham

and Mary Ranson, and Tony

Ranson.

Messages to: The Ranson

Family, c/- PO Box 6035,

Ashburton, 7742.

At John’s request a private

servicehas been held.

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027 637 1229

Acknowledgement

STODDART Janice

Margaret (Jan) 24/12/1951

—02/08/2021

The Stoddart Family -Denis,

Michael and Deborah, Anna

and Lyall and grandchildren

would like to sincerely thank

everyone for their cards,

flowers and support when

our lovely and caring Jan

passed away after a5year

journey with MND.

A special thank you to all

those who visited, met for

coffee and shared their

warmth with us even

though the disease came

increasingly limiting for her.

She loved sharing in your

lives and experiences.

Thank yousomuch to Dr Kate

Grundy and the palliative

supportgroup of nurses.Also

the Tinwald Medical Centre,

Dr Ritchie and Steph, and

theAshburtondistrictnurses

for the many visits that

supported us through the

final stages of Jan’s journey

at home.

Thanks to Jan’samazing close

friends, Margaret, Francie,

Mary and Adele who visited

and satwithJan so often, also

Robin Kilworth for bringing

Jan Holy Communion.

To Father Denis Nolan, your

support through this difficult

time to both Jan and myself

was sokind and sincere and

we thank you for conducting

a lovely, inclusive, funeral

Mass.

Please accept this as a

personal thank you.

Family owned,

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Hot pools open in amonth

Covid lockdown and supply chains

issues have further delayed the

opening of Methven’s Opuke Thermal

Pools and Spa untilmid­November.

Thefacility planned to be open

originally for the start of this year’s

winter season.

TheOpuke experience will offer

family hotpools, akids’ aqua play

zone with crazy river and leapoffaith

plunge pool, adult­exclusivehot

pools that include cold plunge pools

and sauna,private pools, and afullyequipped

spa facility with arange of

therapies.

Afull complement of staff was on

board and couldn’t wait to open the

doors to the first visitors next month,

Opuke general manager James

Mattinson said.

Histeam included operations

manager Coral Booker, guest

experience manager Matt Turner,

marketing co­ordinatorOlivia

Attwood and head chef OliverLuxton,

who hailedfrom Methven.

TheOpuke brand identity is

inspired by themountain backdrop of

the twohectare site and drawsfrom

the “clean green” principles of

sustainable operations.

Formoreinformation and booking

opportunities visit the opuke.nz

website.

Photos top: Work on the Opuke

pools is nearing completion.

Right: The team at Opuke Thermal

Pools and Spa (back from left) Matt

Turner, Oliver Luxton, James

Mattinson, Jennet Knuckey, Olivia

Attwood, (front from left) Coral

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Dunk it For Plunket fundraisers

One Ninety Nine cafeindowntown

Ashburton is helping to boost the

fundingcoffers of Plunket one drink

at atime.

Cafe owners Gareth and Jamie

Cadoganare donating 10 cents to

Plunket from every drink sold from

today until Saturday.

The Cadogans, who have four

children ­all past Plunket babies,

were also hosting aDunk it for

Plunket Ashburton morningtea

today,with Plunket volunteer

Carolyn Rai.

The cafe has aquiet back room for

mumstocomfortablybreastfeed

their babies or for children to play

and is accessed by the alley between

Stoked Cycles and the MSA.

Howeverfor those people unable

to make the event or drop in for a

drink duringthe three day

fundraiser, donations can be made

online at raiseabundle.org.nz/

fundraiser/carolynrai/dunk­it­forplunket­online

Rakaia Plunket has also

rescheduledits Dunk it forPlunket

morningtea event after covid

restrictionssaw it postponed late last

month.

Mid Canterbury Plunket

community supportco­ordinator

SueAnn Carr said it would be held (if

under Level 1restrictions) at the

Rakaia Plunket rooms, on the corner

of Elizabeth andMackie streets,on

October 28 from 10am.

It’s achance for people to meet up

withothers for acuppa and make a

donation to the organisation, she

said. Although people can donate

online at raiseabundle.org.nz/

fundraisers/suecarratany time.

Dunk it for Plunket events,

nationallysupported byArnott’s

biscuits, areanationwide fundraiser

Ashburton Plunket mums and bubs

get together regularly for connection

and support.

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Karen Hall from Hospice Mid Canterbury with Harvey’s Bakehouse

owner Matt Harvey.

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Breakfast meetings

cometo an end

For the pastfouryears the

HospiceMid Canterbury

Education Committee has been

hosting amonthlypalliative care

breakfast andorganising videolink

presentations on arange of

topics for health professionals in

the Ashburtondistrict.

These presentations,which

are providedbyHospice New

Zealand, have been many and

varied, ranging fromnutrition

andhydrationinpalliative care

to palliative care in dementia.

The HMC education

committee,consistingof

Christine and Nigel Dean and

Karen Hall, aregratefulfor the

support of Rosebank for the

venue andHarvey’s Bakehouse

for supplyingthe breakfast,both

free of charge during this time.

The breakfast meetingshave

been well attended over the

years, but like many things, covid

restrictions have led to achange

in format.

In future, health professionals

and otherswill be able to access

the meetingsthrough the

internet.

Formore information,email to

the committee at edu.mc.

hospice@gmail.com.

Art tutor Kristin Dunne with some of her own people artworks.

Art classesstarting soon

Arttutor Kristin Dunne will

focus on the topic of people

when shestarts anew termof

art classes in Ashburton on

October 22.

Classeswill be held on

Fridaysand run foreight

weeks, withthe final class on

December10.

They will start with life

drawing and will move on to

painting with acrylics and

then printmaking.

The final coupleofweeks

with focus on Christmasart

and mosaicswill be made to

give away as gifts.

Painting sessions cost$10

and theart classesare being

supported with agrant from

the Creative Communities

Fund.

Sessionswill be held

upstairs at the Ashburton

Public Library.

They runfrom 9.30am until

11.30am andmorning tea is

provided.

For more information call

0210336790.

Institute to mark 100 years

Mid Canterbury FederationofWomen’s

Institutes is hosting a‘‘Meet in the Middle’ day

on Mondaytocommemoratethe 100 year

anniversary of the national organisation.

The day, which includes apicnic get

together at the AshburtonDomainoval on

October 18 from 11.30am, will include other

women from institutes aroundCanterbury.

Mid Canterbury FederationofWomen’s

Institutes president MavisWilkins said

Ashburtonwas chosen for the day, as it was

centrally located in Canterbury.

‘‘We would like to invite all past and present

members and any person in the community

that may be interested to join us for the

gathering to celebrate100 years of WI,’’ she

said.

‘‘Attendees are to bring their own lunch,

thermosfor yourcuppa (as we did in past

days) and also adecorated sunhat.’’

After abriefdomain walk, the WI’s will visit

the Ashburton Museum to view a

commemoration display specially designed

for the centennial event.

The Women’sInstitute was founded by

Anna ‘‘Bessie’’ Spencer at at Rissington,

Hawke’s Bay in 1921 after she was introduced

to the Women’s Institute of England on avisit

to London.

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Ashburton Courier, October 14, 2021

13

Setfor Super Saturday

Call forextra layer

Ashburton District mayor Neil

Brownsays covid vaccination

ratesinMid Canterbury mightbe

high for the over 65s, but other

age bandswere muchlower.

‘‘This may be because many

facedlongwaiting times when

they originally booked–if you

want to rebooktoacloser time

thereisplenty of opportunityto

do so,’’hesaid.

Mr Brown, who has been

vaccinated,urgedotherstodo

the same.

‘‘There is alot of

misinformation out there and

people may be anxiousbut the

evidence is clear ­high

vaccinationrateswill give an

extralayer of protectionto

family, friends and all Kiwis

against the most seriouseffects of

Covid­19,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s not always easy to get

awayfrom work or off the farm

and into town, but every person

who isn't vaccinated remains a

riskand as acommunity we need

to heed the Government’s call

and get our vaccinationrate up.

‘‘Itclear that getting the jab is

our bestpath to economic

recoveryand amore normal

existence,’’ he said.

Covid­19 might be considered

an Auckland issue at the

moment, he saidbut Delta spread

quickly.

‘‘That’swhy it remains

important for the rest of us to

continuetofollowthe rules,

whichinclude maskwearingin

some indoor environmentsand

scanning or signingin,’’hesaid.

“She’ll be right”isnot the

approach. We need to listen to

the experts, supporteachother

and get vaccinated.’’

EightMid Canterburycovid

vaccinationclinics will take

part in SuperSaturdaythis

weekend.It’s aone­offevent to

encouragepeople aroundNew

Zealand to get vaccinated and

has agoal to vaccinate 100,000

Kiwis.

Dr Malcolm Wootton, of

ThreeRivers Health, said it

was ateam approach with

pharmacies,generalpractice

and staff from the hospital all

working together.

‘‘So it is awide team

steppingupfor the

community.’’

Ashburton Hospital ready

Staff at Ashburton Hospital

have been laying the

groundwork and preparing for

acovid outbreak in the

community.

It’s involved making sure the

right protocols and procedures

in place, Ashburton Health

Services manager BerniMarra

says.

‘‘We care for people with

infectious diseases that spread

in the sameway as Covid­19

each year, and our teams have

well established protocols for

managingany cases,’’ she said.

‘‘Ashburton Hospital has

been workingthrough a

number of plans to ensure we

can utilise the facility in the

Dr Malcolm saidwhile it was

preferred people booked

online at www.bookmyvaccine.

covid19.health.nz, walk­ins

were also encouraged. ‘‘Butbe

prepared for await,’’ he said.

Vaccination clinicswere still

continuingasnormal leading

up to and following Super

Saturday and people were

encouragedtoget their first

vaccination doses completed.

Those with bookings for alater

datecan change themtoSuper

Saturday, or anothercloser

date as morevaccinationtimes

were available.

best possible way to support

the delivery of care during a

possible Covid­19 outbreak in

the community.’’

It has included the

Canterbury District Health

Board’s infection, prevention

and control team working with

clinical staffto design

amendments to patient flow

throughout the hospital, as well

as maintenance and

engineering team identifying

changes needed to support

improved ventilation andair

flow.

‘‘Perhaps most importantly,

we continue to work closely

with our primary care partners

to improve the uptake of

Vaccination clinics:

Allenton Pharmacy 10am ­

4pm

Rakaia Medical 10am ­4.30pm

Wises Pharmacy 9am ­1pm

Ashburton Life Pharmacy

10am ­5pm

Three Rivers Health 8.30am ­

8.30pm

Eastfield Health at 248

Tancred Street 9am ­4pm

Ashburton Health First 10am ­

12noon

Methven Medical Centre

10am ­4.30pm

vaccinations across the

district,’’ Ms Marra said.

‘‘There is plenty of capacity

in the system with thousandsof

vaccination appointments

available each week. Most

clinics now have capacity to

offer drop­in appointments

throughout the day too, with

more than 40 primary care

clinics (throughout

Canterbury) now providing

these.’’

‘‘We urge everyone to make

use of our current capacity and

receive their vaccination as

soonaspossible. ‘‘Everyone

aged 12 and over can now book

avaccination appointmentor

visit one of our drop­in clinics.’’

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Daniel’s journey to get the jab

DANIEL.TOBIN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Iwas not keen to get thejab, I

have alwayspreferred the idea

of my body fightingavirus,

building up my own immunity,

and the thoughtofthe Pfizer

covid vaccinenot beingtested

over along term period also

raised doubts in my head.

ThelineIused when people

suggested I’m an anti vaxer

was ‘‘I'm not an anti vaxer,Iam

an anti untested vaxer’’ which

for me seemed fair enough, but

over the lastfew weeks Ihave

begun to rethink this.

Nowthat governmenthas

given up on an elimination

strategy, it is inevitable the

Delta variantofthe virus will

reach us in the South Island.

Ihavealso been talking with

friends in Europe who have

been holidaying in Spain, Italy

and Greece, and can travel

almost anywhere in Europe

because they aredouble

jabbed, and have the EU digital

covid certificate.

Thecombination of there

beingahighchance of getting

Delta and travel restrictions

for the un­vaccinated lead me

to thinkmore about getting the

jab.

Idid some research about

thePfizervaccination ­sure

they can’t answerthe question

of long termeffects­but it did

putmymind at ease.

Pfizer usesamessenger RNA

vaccine, or mRNA vaccine,

RNAstandsfor ribonucleic

acid, amoleculethat contains

thegenetic blueprint for our

cells to makeproteins.

mRNA vaccinesworklike an

instruction manual, for Covid­

19 vaccines,thistells thecell

howtocreate apiece of a

“spike protein” that is unique

to Covid­19.

This is all well and goodbut

Istill wanted to know if it

would changeoreffectmy

cells.

Ilearned that once the body

created the spike protein using

themRNAinstructions, it

quickly broke downthose

mRNA strands andthey

dissipated within afew hours

or daysafter injection.

‘‘The mRNA never enters the

nucleus of any cell (wherethe

DNAislocated), it doesn't

affect any genetic materialin

thebody, and the mRNA

strands areremoved from the

body through everyday cellular

processes.’’

So Ihave now had my first

Daniel Tobin gets his first covid vaccination.

dose of the Pfizervaccination

at EastfieldHealth covid

clinic, located in the old Noel

Leeming building.

Idofeelsense of reliefat

getting it done,not having to

explain myself anymore, no

longer gettingthose sidelong

glances from people who

assume I’m atinfoilhat

wearing conspiracytheorist.

To those whoare reluctant to

get the jab, Iwould just suggest

you do someresearch (from

reputable sources),orspeak to

your GP for advice.

It may help youmakean

informed decisioneither way.

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St John

push for

covid

St John Ashburtonisshowing

community support for Super

Saturdayvaccinations and

offeringa$10 discountattheir

charity store.

St John Mid Canterbury

executiveofficerElaine

Vallender said anyonewho got

theircovidvaccination on

Super Saturday(this Saturday)

was eligible.

‘‘Weall have arole to play in

fighting Covid­19,’’ she said.

‘‘St John Mid Canterbury

supportsthe national

vaccination programme­join

us in the fightagainstCovid­19

and get vaccinatednow!’’

‘‘BringIDand your covid

vaccination cardshowingyou

got avaccination on October 16

in to the St Johnstore at 129

TancredStreet in Ashburton,

and collectyourvoucher,’’ she

said.

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Upgrade work moves to Havelock Street

AshburtonDistrict Council’s

CBDupgrade work is now 90 per

cent complete andcoming to its

final stages.

Work on theEastStreet

footpathshould be finished

tomorrow.

Theremaining work in East

Street includes completing the

footpatharea just north of the

public toilets, whichshouldbe

done by theend of October.This

will includeanarea wherethe

town’sChristmas tree will be

placedfor the upcoming festive

season.

Installation of tree edging

around theoak trees and

grassing of the green belt is due

to start.This willalso enable the

completion of thechildren’splay

area.The last of the garden

planting will also be carriedout.

HavelockStreet is thelast

street in the project for major

reconstruction andwillbe

closed toall through traffic in

two stages.

From October18toOctober 24

Havelock Street will be closed

between East Streetand just

eastofthe MSAcarpark

entrance.Traffic will be able to

enter Havelock Street from Cass

Street.

Other carparks will need to be

accessed viaBurnett Street

duringthisone week period).

From October 26 to November

2HavelockStreetwillbeclosed

betweenthe MSA western

carpark entrance and Cass

Street. Traffic will be ableto

enter Havelock Street from East

Streettoaccess MSA carparking

and other associated businesses.

Roadworks on Havelock Street.

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Vaccine rollout

ateam effort

Our vaccineroll out is all go

and NewZealandershave

consistently shown over the

lastyearthatthey’re willingto

pitch in andconfront the

Covid­19 challengehead­on.

Our goalistoget thevaccineto

people,before Delta reaches

them–but it will requirea

combined effortfrom allofus

to makeithappen.

We’re askingeveryonetobe

partofabig, nationwide push

for vaccination with aSuper

Saturday, National Dayof

Actionfor Vaccinationonthis

Saturday October 16.

On Saturday16October

there willbeeight vaccine

clinicsopenthroughoutthe

Ashburtondistrict with

vaccination clinicsinthe

AshburtonTownship, Methven

and Rakaia.

We havehad successful

clinicsinHinds, Rakaiaand at

Haketere Marae,Iwantto

thank every single personthat

has got theirvaccination.

Vaccinations help us do the

things we love, and seethe

people we love.

Ikeepinregularcontact

withthe CDHBontheirplans

(andhave offered ideas) to get

out to more partsofour region

so thatvaccineclinicsare

accessiblefor our rural

people.This week Iam

meetingwith Canterbury MPs

and theCDHB to get another

updateonthe rollout.

Iamnow fully vaccinated–I

want to get back outinthe

community safely,tosupport

our local businesses so they

can thrive oncemore.Iwant to

do my bittoprotectour

communities,particularlyour

vulnerablepeople –for the

team of five million. Let’s do it

together.

Ialso want to mention the

announcement of the

Ashburton railhub last week.

This project has been on my

radarsinceIwas aListMP

after firstdiscussing the

potential of the Ashburtonrail

hubmoving fromcentral

Ashburton to Fairfieldwith

Mayor NeilBrown.

From thereIinitiatedphone

calls andmeetingswith

KiwiRail,the council,

Wareings,aswell as meetings

with Transport Minister

Michael Wood to pushforward

thecompelling casefor

funding this project.

I’mthrilled that the work

hasculminated in $2 million

beinginvested into the rail

hubtounlock a$14 million

upgrade to freightoperations.

This partnership with

Wareings,KiwiRailand the

council will triple rail freight

capacity, helping to getmore

trucksoff theroad, reducing

emissions, andsupporting our

localeconomy.

Allinall, afantastic

investment in ourdistrict,and

onethat Iamproudtohave

playedaroleinmaking

happen.

Fonterra profit drops

Fonterra’snet profit dropped

by $60 million in the financial

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prices.

Net profit of $599m for the

yearcompared to $659m in

2020.

The co­operative has

announced adividend of 15c a

share, taking the total to 20c,

comparedwithlastyear's total

of 5c.

Fonterrasettled on a$7.54

per kg of milksolids milk price

for theseason just finished,

taking thetotalpayout for

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and strengthened ourbalance

sheet,’’ he said.

Fonterra also presented a

revised capital structure

proposalthat it will discuss with

farmers over the coming weeks

before deciding whether to

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Ashburton A&P, aclosed event

TheAshburton A&PShow

competitions will go on …but

in closed exhibitor/competitoronly

mini events, not open to

the generalpublic.

The decision, made by the

Ashburton A&PAssociation

committee earlier this week,

wasdue to uncertainty around

covid. The show, due to be held

at theshowgrounds on October

29 and 30,usually attracts

thousandsofpeople over its

twodays.

The associationcommittee

andboard membersexpressed

their disappointmentthat the

show hadbeenaffected by

covidtwo yearsinarow but

were ‘‘lookingforwardtobeing

able to stage afull show in

2022’’ and were thankful to

members, sponsors, exhibitors

andthe communityfortheir

continued support.

At theshowgroundslatelast

week association administrator

Lucille Brown receivedalate

flurry of show entries on

closing day.

Peopleweresteadily arriving

at theshowgrounds, emailing

or phoning,toget entries across

all sections from home

industriesentries, to wool

classes, and equestrianevents

entered in to the annual event.

There have been around 3000

class entries receivedin total

for the show, Mrs Brown said.

Embroiderer Lois Burridge, left, has anumber of home industries entriesfor Ashburton A&P

Association administratorLucilleBrown.

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But thisyear as wellasno

members of the public, there

will be no trade, market or food

sites­and no bar or

entertainmentstands.

The sections due to go ahead

were equestrian, showjumping,

sheep,dog trials, wool,

shearing, alpacas, Highland

Dancingandhome industries.

However petlambs, student

classes, poultry, goats andthe

pet parade sections have been

cancelled.

Afull refund of any entry fees

for these classeswill be

provided.

Theassociation is expecting

to release further information

for competitorsin the coming

days.

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Chch show

faces covid

challenges

The New Zealand Agricultural

Show, in Christchurchhas been

cancelled for the second year in

arow due to covid. Butwill run

smallereventswith no public

attendance.There will alsobe

some online activities to keep

peopleengaged. Detailsof

onlineevents will be available

at online.theshow.co.nz

Canterbury Agriculturaland

Pastoral Association board

chairman StewartMitchell said

there washuge

disappointment, but no option

with no indication whenlevel 2

would be lifted.

“We simply can’t have large

crowdsaccumulating and

enjoyingthe show as they

normally do.

‘‘We worked through avariety

of options to see if we could

make it work, but with only 35

daystogo, it’s not viable.

“The show costs around $1

milliontostage eachyear and

requiresa12­month lead in

time.

‘‘Muchofthecost is

committed in the lead in to the

showatthe start of October and

we just can’t take the risk in the

hope of adrop to Level 1. Hope

is not agood strategy,’’ Mr

Mitchell said.

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Ashburton Courier, October 14, 2021

19

The bubbles in which we live

Bubbles didn’t hold the same place in

colloquial conversation 18 months ago.

We now live in bubbles,westay in our

bubbles, we protectour bubblesand we

burst our bubbles from time to time.

Here in Mid Canterbury we live in

another bubblecurrently, which is agood

thing.

It’s an economic bubble,and this district

is smoking along.

We haveminimal covid restrictions(not

that Iwouldbet the house on that

continuing for long) and basically full

employment.

Largelythis is aresult of two things,

ultra­cheapcredit and strong

international agricultural productprices.

Ultra­cheap credit is abit like havinga

tab at the pub, afterthe goodtimes have

finished, the headache is over but the bill

still needs to be paid.

Our government has fallen into this trap

by re­valuing the Crown portfolio to

miraculously claim areturn to surplus.

Any business owner understands that revaluingthe

building doesn’t pay the bills

on the 20th or represent profitability.

Fortunately our district has astrong

foundationoftrue growth on the back of

record, or near­record, milk, beef, lamb

and seed pricing; international markets

value the foodproducts we can grow here.

Since the onsetofcovid, all of these

products have seen significant increases

in return, all the while wool has halved in

“value”.

Just pause for amoment and reflecton

what Mid Canterbury wouldbelike today

if meatand milkhad followedthe wool

pricegraph in the past18months.

We are collectively insulated in our

little bubble.

However,everything Icome across in my

role as Mid Canterbury Federated

Farmers provincial president from a

legislation perspective is lookingtoburst

that bubble.

We needtofocusongetting the basics

rightinthis country, we failed to prepare

for the inevitablearrival of covid in this

country and Ifear we willsee grim

outcomes over the next three months.

Afterthat, we will need to work out our

strengthsasacountry becausethere is a

whopper of atab at the bar. Take care.

Refreshed dairy awardsnow open

Entries are now open for the

refreshed 2022New Zealand

Dairy Industry Awards(NZDIA)

programme, giving dairy

farmers the opportunity to

challengethemselves, earn a

regional or nationaltitleand to

share in substantial regional

and national prize pools.

NZDIA general manager

Robin Congdonsaid it was

important the programme

remained relevant.

“The Share Farmer, Dairy

Manager and DairyTrainee

categorieshave been futureproofed

to ensure the Awards

programmeprovides the best

platform for all entrantsto

learn, connect and grow.

‘‘This can be seen in the

changes to judging in the Dairy

Trainee category, with Skills

Day providing an opportunity

to learn,not just be judged,” he

said.

The Dairy Manager

conditions of entry changes

included removing the

minimumtime spent on aNew

Zealand farm in relation to visa

restrictions. Merit awards and

emergingtalent awards were

among the other changes

introducedtoreflect the

evolving New Zealand dairy

industry.

“There’s areal buzz around

all the changesand the

regional committeesare

excited to put them into

practice,” he said.

The New ZealandDairy

Industry Awards were

supported by DeLaval, Ecolab,

Federated Farmers, Fonterra,

Honda, LIC, MeridianEnergy

and Ravensdown, along with

industry partner DairyNZ.

The national awards dinner,

at Te Pae Christchurch

Convention Centre on May 14,

2022, is returning to

Christchurch for the first time

since May 2008.

Entries, and changedetails,

can be made via www.

dairyindustryawards.co.nz

IN BRIEF

BOARD VOTING

Dairy farmers have untilnoon

October19tohave their say on

who willjoining DairyNZ’s board of

directors. Two candidates have

been nominated for one position

on the board: StuMuir and

Jacqueline Rowarth.

Farmers can voteonline by 12

noon on Tuesday, October 19.

Any voting queries can be

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Foundation for Arable Research

and New Zealand Institute for

Plant and Food Research to

update cropparametersand

expand the crops represented.

There are now 71 in the

Overseercrop sub-model to

better representthe diverse range

of cropping rotations in New

Zealand.

WORKSHOPS

More than 1500 farmers around

New Zealand are gettingtogrips

with climate change in new

workshops run by Beef +Lamb

New Zealand and Silver Fern

Farms.

The 59 workshops are focused

on supporting farmers to knowthe

emissions profile of their farm by

using B+LNZ’s Greenhouse Gas

(GHG)Calculator and then

develop an action plan to manage

emissions.

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COUNCILBRIEF

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

MARtoolshelplowernitrate levels

Unused stockwater supplied by the

Ashburton DistrictCouncil is helping

Mid Canterbury’s ground-breaking

managed aquifer recharge pilot

programme lower groundwater

nitrates inthe Hekeao Hinds Plains

area.

The pilotprogramme is in itsfifth year and

the unused watertake, from the Rangitata

Diversion Race, isfed into underground

aquifers to boost water quality and

quantity. Atthe same time, farmers are

reducing nutrient leaching from their landuse

activities and improving irrigation and

watermanagement.

In some cases,groundwaternitrate targets

setfor 2035havealready beenachieved.

Council is among many agencies and

organisations supporting the pilot, which

is the collaborative work of farmers and

scientists to reversewaterqualitydamage

from decades past. It began aiming to

meet nitrate targets in Environment

Canterbury’s Plan Change 2of3.8mg/l

for the lower Hinds River and 6.9mg/l in

shallowgroundwaterbythe year 2035.

Results of water quality testing in the

lower Hinds for the first five months of

2021 showed itwas near the 2035 target

and follows the introduction of anearriver

rechargesiteonthe river near Mayfield.

Councillors were told recently that the

recharge site was also important for the

township of Mayfield as it boosted water

levels in theboreused forthe community

drinking watersupply.

The managed aquifer programme isrun

by the HekeaoHinds WaterEnhancement

Trust and started with one recharge site

at Lagmhor in 2016. Groundwater nitrate

levels were between 6and 7mg/l beforein

the area beforeitstarted; theyare now1.2-

2.2mg/l when the siteisoperational.

No recharge has happened at the sitesince

May’s floods because groundwater levels

arehigh.

Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown said the

programme was showing success in

water quality measurements, and also in

improved flows and fish life inthe lower

Hinds River.

"There’sbeen abig improvement from five

yearsago and alot of work has been done

by the trust, farmers have givenland, and

Council hasplayed apart by giving some

unused stockwater."

Trustchairman PeterLowe saidanumber

of recharge sites had been developed and

the overall resultsgavefarmers, irrigation

companies and authorities confidence

they were onthe right track to achieving

freshwatertargets.

"These Year 5results are cold hard facts

thatshowwearemaking adifferenceand

making progress on considerably more

sites thanjustLagmhor.

"But there is still work to do.The trustisin

the process of converting its pilot wateruse

consents to longer-term use and

ongoingaccesstowaterwillbeimportant."

NeilBrown -Mayor

Planning forcovid ... and well beyond

Vaccination is the only game in

town at the moment as we gear

up for aconfrontation with the

highly-transmissible Delta strain.

Uncertaintyoverhow andwhen the

coronavirus will spreadhas us all

worried.Council has cancelled Bite

Niteand three big publicChristmas

eventsout of caution. We hopetokeep

the virus at bay, but we may not.

That’swhy it is crucial our district gets

behind thenational Super Saturday

vaccination daythis Saturday and

Canterbury’s own90% ForCanterbury

campaign, which is the regional target

the Canterbury DistrictHealth Board

wantsustomeetbyLabour Day

(Monday 25 October).

Thisweek,about 20 per cent of our

population remain unvaccinated–

becausetheyhaven’t quitegot around

to it yet, or arevaccinehesitant or

resistant.

The pilotmanaged aquiferrecharge site at Lagmhor.

There is plenty of excellent information

from reliable health sources(covid19.

govt.nz) forustoknowthatvaccination

is the bestway to protectourselves

againstCovid-19.Ifyou knowsomeone

whoisnot yetprotected, thenplease

helpthemget overthe line.

Vaccinations areour pathway to

amorenormal life, alifewithout

lockdowns andwherebusinesses can

operate without so many restrictions.

Alifewhere events likeBiteNite, Light

Up the Nite, shows and rodeos can

happen.

It is sometimes hardtothink aboutlife

without theimmediate constraintsof

covid but in the past couple of weeks

Council projects with long-lasting

benefitsfor thefuturehavebeen

uppermostinour thinking.

Relocating therail hubfromthe centre

of town to Fairton has been made

possible with some money from the

Government andlastweek Councillors

agreed to progresstothe finalstage

threeofadetailed businesscasefor

asecond bridgeoverthe Ashburton

RiveratChalmersAvenue.

As well as those bigticket items,the

revitalisationofthe CBD streetscape

is drawing to aclose, repairstothe

existing State Highway 1bridgeare

allbut complete and contractorsare

makinggood progress on installingtwo

sets of trafficlights at WalnutAvenue.

Notall of these projectsare Council’s,

buttheypoint to afuturewherewecan

getaroundAshburton easilyand more

safely,and once again enjoyour town

centre.

Thesecondbridge is an important

second connection between

Tinwald and Ashburton andgives

more resiliencetoour local roading

network as well as South Island freight

channels. Importantly,fromafunding

point of view, ChalmersAvenuehas the

support of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport

Thursday,14October2021 | ISSUE 50

Uncertainty

seesevents

cancelled

Ashburton District Council has made

the difficult decision to cancel Bite

Nite and three public Christmas

activities because of uncertainties

around Covid-19.

Bite Nite was rescheduled to Saturday

6 November, from an original date in

September, followingthe outbreakofthe

Delta covid strain in Auckland. Light Up

the Night, on Saturday27November,and

Buskers Night and Family Movie Night in

December, have also been cancelled.

Community Services Group Manager

Steve Fabish said uncertainties around

covid restrictions as health authorities

tried to contain the outbreakhad led to the

four events being cancelled.

“While it’s disappointing, Council needed

to actcautiouslybeforecommittingtothe

extended costs of running these events.”

BiteNiteCultureFestisanevent organised

by theAshburton Youth Council andchair

Michael Baker said hundreds of people

had been expected toattend, along with

entertainers from Auckland and other

partsofthe country.

“It’s justnotpossible now, giventhe covid

situation in NewZealand and restrictions

on gathering numbers andmovements.”

Light Up the Night on 27 November

is when Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown

traditionally hits the switch to light up

the district’s giant Christmas tree, which

will this year be positioned in the newlyrevamped

CBD.Council is nowplanningto

livestreamtheevent.

Agency -nootherlocations do.

Council mustbalancebudgets and

the whole community’sneeds and

wishes when it comes to the business

of providing services likeroads. It is not

always plainsailingand in this case the

watershouldbeflowing under abridge

at ChalmersAvenuebymaybe2027,

earlierifpossible.

Therehas been alot said about the

location overthe yearsand those

who want to be fully informed should

listentothe robustdiscussion had

by Councillors lastweek. Thereisno

substitutefor getting thenewsstraight

from the horse’s mouth.

1 ashburtondc.govt.nz

Thursday,14October 2021 |ISSUE 50


Roll upyoursleevetohelp protectNZ

Ask amate tovaccinate. That’s the

message from Ashburton Mayor

Neil Brown as health authorities

try toraise vaccinationlevels in the

district, aheadofSuper Saturdayjab

day thisSaturday.

"We can see that about 80 per cent of

people across the district have had their

first dose, which gives partial protection

against getting seriously ill or ending up

in hospital with Covid-19. Now we need

people toget their second dose, if it has

beenthree weeks since the first.

"More importantly,weneedtoencourage

those whohaven’t yetbeen vaccinated to

go andget their first dose.Wecan seehow

the virus isspreading outside Auckland

and we want people to be protected."

Mayor Brown said Super Saturday was

much like election day -people could be

vaccinated onSaturday 16October, but

they could also get their jab during the

weekleadinguptoSaturday.

"Our GPs and pharmacies will all be

running extravaccination opportunities."

An advertising campaign is under way

thisweek to share information about the

benefits ofthe vaccine and encourage

peopletobepart of Super Saturday while

People visiting theAshburton Public

Library recently were treated to

somemovie glitz and glamourwhen

staffdressed upfor their turn on the

redcarpet.

The library ran online craft sessions

during theschool holidays. Children were

encouraged to collect take-home packs,

then join in the Facebook sessions on

Monday, Wednesday,and Friday.

When they come to collect atake-home

pack, they could dress up to have their

photo taken on the red carpet, just like

librarystaff. There wasalso agreen screen

so people could have their photo taken

with their favourite celebrity or movie

character.

Sessions this week included creating

your own Oscar Award, and making the

essentials for ahigh tea, from doilies to

recipes forsconesand ricebubble slice.

Tomorrow’s craft session has apopcorn

theme and isabout encouraging young

people to come to the libraryand borrow

one of theDVDs from the librarycollection.

doing their bitfor their community and the

country.

Check BookMyVaccine.nz for clinics that

areoperatingaroundthedistrictthisweek

and makeabooking. Those operating on

Super Saturday (with drop-ins available)

are:

1. Allenton Pharmacy,10am-4pm

2. Rakaia Medical Centre,10am-4.30pm

Redcarpetrolled out for

readersatpublic library

CommunityServicesGroupManagerSteve

Fabish said that the whole family could

thensit downand enjoy amovie night.

“The Facebook craft sessions during the

holidays have been really popular and

peoplehaveenjoyed them. We’rehoping

youngsters, and their families, will get a

kick out of week two and embrace the

movie theme.”

Mr Fabish said all the craftsessions were

recorded and could be replayedifpeople

couldn’t watch live. One of the sessions

this week was about how to make apinholecamera.

“Everythingyou need is in the take-home

pack,sopop into the libraryandgrabone.”

3. Wises Pharmacy,9am-1pm

4. Ashburton LifePharmacy,10am-5pm

5. ThreeRiversHealth,8.30am-8.30pm

6. Eastfield Health (at248 Tancred

Street), 9am-4pm

7. Ashburton Health First,10am-12pm

8. Methven Medical Centre,10am-

4.30pm

PUBLICNOTICES

GRAZING TENDER

The Ashburton DistrictCouncil seeks

tenderstograze the land described

below:

Fairfield Road, Fairton, Ashburton

• Area3.7 ha approximately

• Legal Description:LOT 1DP47253

BLKXASHBURTONSD-RECREATION

RES

Afive-year (5) year grazing licence is

proposedwith a commencement of 01

November 2021.

Tenderers maytenderbycompleting

the appropriatetender documentation

which maybeobtained from Council’s

Customer Services Department at

5BaringSquareWest, Ashburton,by

phoning Council on 03307 7700 or by

emailing info@adc.govt.nz.

Tenders aretobeenclosed in an

envelope enfaced “Fairfield Road, Fairton

LicencetoOccupy”and aretobeeither

deliveredorpostedtoreach Councilby

closingtimeof4pm, Wednesday27

October 2021.

Tenders forthe sectionsclose withThe

ChiefExecutiveOfficer, AshburtonDistrict

Council,POBOX 94, ASHBURTON7700.

Highestorany tender notnecessarily

accepted.

Officerfor enquiries–AnnSmith,

PropertyOfficer

ASHBURTON DOG PARK

Arborists will be at the AshburtonDog

Park today Thursday14October and

tomorrow Friday15October with heavy

machinerytoremove trees, anddog

ownersand their petsare being askedto

stayclear.

Thepark is closeduntil Decemberwhile

extensiverepairsand improvementsare

made following theMay flooding event.

The park will have separate areasfor

largeand small dogs. Council'sotherdog

exercise areasare open.

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

PROPOSED ROAD

CLOSURE

Pursuanttothe Transport(Vehicular

Traffic Road Closure) Regulations

1965,noticeishereby giventhatthe

Ashburton DistrictCouncil, forthe

purpose of allowingCarol Johnstohold

the Hyundai Mid CanterburySanta

Parade, proposes to close thefollowing

roads to ordinaryvehicular traffic forthe

period indicated hereunder.

Roads proposed to be closed:

· MONA SQUARE, atKermode Street

and Cass Street Intersections

· KERMODE STREET, at EastStreet

· CASSSTREET, at Mona Squareand

WillsStreetintersections

· MOORESTREET, atCass Street

Intersection

· TANCRED STREET, at Cass Street

Intersection

· BURNETTSTREET, at EastStreetand

Cass StreetIntersections

· HAVELOCK STREET, at Cass Street

Intersection

· CAMERON STREET, at Cass Street

Intersection

· VICTORIA STREET, at Cass Street and

Wills Street Intersections

· WILLSSTREET, at Cass Street and

VictoriaStreetIntersections

Period of Closure: From 10am until

2pm on Saturday, 04 December 2021

Anypersonobjectingtothe proposal

is called upon to lodgenoticeoftheir

objectionand grounds thereof in writing

by 4.00 pm on Friday, 05 November

2021, at the officeofthe Ashburton

DistrictCouncil, 5BaringSquareWest,

ASHBURTON 7700.

NEIL McCANN

Group Manager InfrastructureServices

PROPOSED ROAD

CLOSURE

Pursuanttothe Transport(Vehicular

Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965,

noticeisherebygiventhatthe Ashburton

DistrictCouncil,for thepurpose of

allowing CarolJohns tohold Mid-Town

MarketDay event, proposestoclose

the following roadstoordinary vehicular

trafficfor the period indicatedhereunder.

Road proposed to be closed:

· Tancred Street, from EastStreetto

Cass Street

· Burnett Street, from CassStreetto

East Street

PeriodofClosure:From7.00 am until

6.00 pm on Saturday,04December

2021.

Any person objecting to the proposal

is calledupontolodgenoticeoftheir

objectionand grounds thereof in writing

or email to Council, 5Baring Square

West,Ashburton, 7700by4.00pm,

Friday 05 November 2021.

NEILMcCANN

GroupManagerInfrastructureServices

COUNCIL OFFICE

5Baring Square West

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

Thursday 9am -5pm

ASHBURTONPUBLIC LIBRARY

180 Havelock Street,Ashburton 7700

Mon -Fri 9.00am -8.00pm

Sat10am-1pm | Sun 1pm -4pm

EA NETWORKSCENTRE

20 River Terrace

Mon -Fri 6.00am -9.00pm

Sat&Sun 7.00am -7.00pm

ASHBURTONART GALLERY &

ASHBURTONMUSEUM

327 WestStreet

10am -4pm daily.Closed Public Holidays.

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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Applications open for award

Zonta Ashburton premier art winner Jacquelyn Greenbank (second

from left) and young generation winner Mia Heywood with Zonta

club members Judith Early (left) and Kathy McKimmie (right).

Zonta Ashburton wants to

encourageyoung women to

get involvedinpublicaffairs

and are seeking applications

for their 2022 Young Women

in Public AffairsAward.

Zonta International’s

Terrie Hunt said the award

was for young women aged

between 16 and 19, as at April

1, 2022, who hadshown a

commitment to being actively

involved in their community

in both leadershipand

voluntaryroles to empower

women.

Public affairs referred to all

aspects of community life

where decisions havetobe

made aboutissues relating to,

and affecting communities in

which people work and live.

‘‘The application consists of

completing afew essay

questions and meeting up

with apanel of local Zonta

members,’’she said.

‘‘One is then selected as the

Ashburtonawardee and is

then submitted for the Zonta

D16/ New Zealand Award. The

successful D16 New Zealand

Awardee is then considered for

one of ten international

awards.’’

Each award has amonetary

prize.

Zonta encouraged young

women to pursue careers or

seek leadership positions in

public policy making,

government and volunteer

organizations and further their

education with aview to get

more women represented in

key decision­making positions

worldwide.

‘‘The Young Women in

PublicAffairs Award is a

prestigiousaward recognised

internationally by prospective

employees and global

organisations,’’ Mrs Hunt said.

Applicants can email

ashburton@zonta.org.nz to

apply.

Applications close November

30.

Funding boost for Silver Fern Farms

SilverFern Farms (SFF) is

welcoming $1 million of cofunding

from the Government

InvestmentinDecarbonising

Industry (GIDI) Fundfor a$2.6

million coal­out projectatits

Pareora processing site.

The funding was asignificant

boost to achieve the company’s

commitment to end all coal use

by 2030.

The Pareora heat­pump

conversion projectisthe

company’sthird successful

project under the GIDI fund

and represents another

important step in SFF’s

commitment in driving

sustainability in the red meat

sector.

SilverFern Farms chief

executive Simon Limmer said

SFF was committed to

reducing greenhouse gas

emissions.

“Support from the GIDI fund

means we can make significant

capital investments in low

carbonenergy with certainty

and is agreat example of how

the private sector can

collaborate with the

Government for climatepositive

outcomes,” he said.

SFF has committed to a1.5

degree science aligned target

to reduce combined Scope 1

and 2processing emissions by

42% by 2030 (from a2020 base

year) and will leadthe red meat

sectorbyjoining the

International Science Based

Targets initiative by the end of

2021.

OUT AND ABOUT

OCTOBER16

St John garden walk fundraiser

around the picturesque grounds of

Rakaia Gardens at Dorie. Two

sessions; 9.30am until 12.30pm and

1.30pm until 4pm. Guided tours of

thegardenbyRollinson family

memberswill be at 11am and

1.30pm.Entry $15, includes

Devonshire tea.

OCTOBER18­23

Bookarama, the annual charity

fundraiserrunsatthe Ashburton

Sports Hall. Heapsofsecondhand

books, puzzles, magazines and

games up for sale.

OCTOBER18

Mid CanterburyFederationof

Women’s Institutes is hosting a

‘‘Meet in the Middle’ day to

commemorate the 100 year

anniversary of thenational

organisation.The day, includes a

picnic get together at the Ashburton

Domain ovalfrom 11.30amand a

visit to viewadisplayset up at the

Ashburton Museum. All past,

present and interested persons

welcome. Bring lunch, thermosfor

yourcuppa and alsoadecorated

sunhat.

OCTOBER30

Smallbone Reserve Disc Golf

Course openingday from 10.30am.

Ribbon cutting,have ago, disc

specials andmore. Great activity for

all agesand abilities. forolder

children from 7pm.Gold coin entry.

Got aspecial eventplanned?

email details to

office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Get your vaccination andprotect

the things we love.

All these clinics will be open on Super Saturday–16October drop-ins available

•AllentonPharmacy 10am - 4pm

• Rakaia Medical 10am -4.30pm

•Wises Pharmacy 9am - 1pm

Ashburton Life Pharmacy 10am -5pm

•Three RiversHealth 8.30am -8.30pm

•Eastfield Health at 248Tancred Street 9am - 4pm

Ashburton Health First 10am - 12noon

•Methven Medical Centre10am - 4.30pm

Vaccinate for life


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Weaver workshop

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, October 14, 2021

23

Nynke Piebenga (centre) offers advice to Paul SheldonandLeonie

Hurrell at aworkshop at the Plains ComplexinTinwald.

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Avisiting master weaver has

shared her skills, knowledge and

enthusiasm at atwo­day

workshop in Ashburton.

Award winningdesigner Nynke

Piebengawas introduced to

weaving in her home country of

the Netherlands whenshe was in

her twenties.

In 1966she came to New

Zealand and married asheep

farmer and settled in the King

Country and latertook up

weaving as ahobby.

She has studied and taught the

craftovermany years.

‘‘I love working withcolourand

the loomismytool to combine

colours and to make something

beautiful.’’

Mrs Piebengasaid weaving

couldbeachallenge,but once

mastered it offered arhythm that

was both relaxing and satisfying.

‘‘Teachingfor me is about

taking weavers to thenext level

and helping them master

techniquesand improve.’’

At the Ashburton weaving

workshop seven women and one

man, all novice weavers, were

told about colour, fibreand

texture.

Mostused rigidheddlesto

createsamples, while one used a

four shaft loom.

The techniqueused was called

‘meet and separate’,which moves

two butterflies of yarn towards

each otheroraway fromeach

other,insteadofmoving together

in the same direction.

Mrs Piebenga toldparticipants

weaving was good for the brain,

involved somemaths and was

therapeutic.

Weaving is acknowledgedas

one of the oldest survivingcrafts

in the worldand can be traced

back to Neolithic times.

Ashburton Creative Fibre,

which has 64 members, intends

setting up asub­group to focus

solelyonweaving.

The group can be contactedby

emailing to sue.allen@pobox.

com.

Walkway opens

after clean-up

TheMethvenwalkway, fromMt

Hutt Station Road to the

Rangitata diversion race, reopenedonSaturdayfollowing

a

clean­up of wind­blown trees in

thearea.

Contractors have been

removingfallentrees and

making the area safe after

damage caused by lastmonth’s

windstorm.

Ashburton District Council

community servicesgroup

manager Steve Fabish said that

section of thewalkwayhad been

closedwhile contractors were

working, but it would re­open in

timefor theweekend.

“Workisalso continuingon

wind­damaged trees at the

Methven Cemetery and people

are reminded to stay away until

that area is safeagain.”

Trees in the cemetery were

damagedinthe winds andare

being removed.

Other trees at the northern

end of the cemetery, near

another section of the Methven

walkway, are also being

removed.

The cemeteryismanaged by

counciland Mr Fabishsaid

worktore­openthe walking

trackwouldbeginassoonasthe

tree removal wascomplete and

the areatidiedup.

“Weare askingpeopletostay

clearinthe meantime, though

we expect the work to be

finished by Monday. “Council

staff have alsobeen working

withthe Methven Community

Boardonadevelopment plan

for the cemetery.

‘‘Wenow have adraftplan

that covers how to deal with the

recent stormdamage andits

implications forthe future.

“A proper landscape plan is

being prepared andwillbe

presented to thecommunity

board at its November

meeting.”

Mr Fabish saidthe immediate

prioritywas to remove the

dangerous treesand make the

site safesopeople could visit

thecemetery again and usethe

nearby walkway.

The lepers in costume during rehearsals in August for Jesus Christ Superstar.

New dates for Jesus show

AshburtonTrust Event Centre

(ATEC), in partnershipwith

Variety TheatreAshburton,

has re­secured therights to

stage Jesus Christ Superstar,

andwill performthe showin

Marchnext year.

The joint production was

set to haveseven showsfrom

the end of August, but

organisers wereforced to

postponebecause of covid

restrictions.

Shows will now be from

March 19­26.

ATEC manager andshow

director Roger Farr said the

old theatresaying of ‘‘the

show mustgoon’’ could not be

more appropriate than right

now.

The cast andcrew were

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over the moon at re­securing

therightstoJesus Christ

Superstar.

‘‘With over 7000 hours

already committed to the

production by ateamofover

100performers, stage crew,

wardrobe personnel,

technicians, musiciansand

theproduction team,itisjust

toogood ashow to leave on

theshelf. We have an

exceptionalcast and it was so

disappointing to have to make

thecallofpostponingthings.’’

Production manager Nicky

Milmine said thenew dates

suited95per centofthe

original cast, including the

leads, although somehad

been unabletocommit to the

newdates.

Jesus ChristSuperstar will

be amajorfundraiserfor

ATEC andVariety Theatre

Ashburtonasboth continue to

provideopportunities for all

ages to engageand

participate in performing

arts.

Thoseholding ticketsfor

the 2021 shows will have their

tickets automatically

transferredtothe new dates,

with the opportunity to

change to an alternative

performance date if not

suitable.

Ticket sales for the new

dates arenow open.

Anyone interested in

registering for an audition

can contactMelNeumann at

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24 Ashburton Courier, October 14, 2021

Running in relay

Ateam fromRun andWalk

Ashburtonrecentlytook partin

the 81stannual Takaheto

Akaroa relay.

The eight lap road relay race

startedatthe Sign of theTakahe

in Christchurchand finished at

the Akaroa Domain.

Runnerscomplete lapsof

distances ranging from6.8kmto

10.7km,with terrain varying

from flat to undulatingand from

uphill to downhill.

The race wastohavebeenthe

National Championships, but

with covid restrictions only

teams from Canterburywere

allowed to take part.

Some92teams took part.

Ashburtoncompeted in the

Masters Men’s Bsection and

finished acreditable 6th place

out of 12 teamsand in atime of

6h:43m:30s.

Lap timeswere: lap 1Steve

Viex48m:18s; lap 2Tam Grant

53m:58s; lap 3Ian Broadbelt

48m:35s; lap 4Gabby Simpson

44m:48s; lap 5LisaCampbell

57m:48s; Lap6JeremyHayes

37m:00s; lap 7Kenny Johnston

52m:43s; lap 8GaryWhiting 1h:

00m:21s.

Ahighlightfor the teamwas

last laprunner Gary Whiting,

whocompeted in the race in

Ashburtoncoloursfor the40th,

andfor the 44th time overall.

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jnr on stage at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre. PHOTO: ASHBURTONONLINE

Mermaid show ahit

Relay runners (from left) Tam Grant, Lisa Campbell, Ian Broadbelt,

Gary Whiting, Kenny Johnston, Gabby Simpson, Jeremy Hayes and

Steve Viex.

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There’s something aboutlive

theatre that feels so needed

right about now. Nothing

beatsdimmed lights ,a

buzzing cast, crew and an

audience waiting forthe lights

to go up on opening night. Mid

Canterbury Children’s

Theatrehaveonce again lit up

thestage at the Ashburton

TrustEvent Centre with a

stunningperformance of The

Little Mermaid.

From stunningcostumes,

gorgeousprops anda

beautiful cast,the under

watershow came to life.

MCCT have afabulous

reputation of creating an

amazing set andthisshowwas

no exception. From the

beautifullydesigned coral

reef to theboat used in ‘kiss

thegirl’ it is clear how

dedicated thecrew areto

creating theatremagic. A

huge roundofapplause goes

to thecreative minds that

broughtthisshow to stage.

With plenty of standout up

andcoming performers a

special mention goes to a

beautiful Arielwho graced

thestage with agorgeous

performance of ‘Part of your

world’ leaving goosebumps.

MollyMcKennagave therole

so much feeling and put her

allinto thecharacter.Brooke

Miller who played Ursula has

done amagnificent jobat

being astrongperformerwith

an amazing stage presence.

Everyonewas in awe

watching her perform

‘unfortunatesouls’ as she took

control of thestage. Of course

astunning,clever wee crab

known as Sebastiansang the

most well known songs from

the movie. The catchysongs

lead by CharlotteLivingstone

leftanimpressionon

everyoneasthe songs could

be heardafter the

performance. Aspecial

mentionalso goes to Madeline

Howden who playsFlounder.

The best friend of Arielwho

becomesmore braveand

confidentthroughout the

show. Agorgeous costume and

character who sings

beautifully in ‘she’s in love’

with the beautiful Mersisters.

The hilarious Scuttle and

Chef Louis added some

comedy to their solos as well.

Howcan we forget the

master minds behind the

show; the directing team.

JessieThomson hasbuilt up

quitethe reputation with her

choreography and did not

disappoint. Her adaptability

from working withadults and

children brings outthe best in

her performers. She should

take great prideinall she’s

done to turn these kids (and

some adults) into beautiful

dancers, movers and groovers.

JoCastelow had taken on two

shows at the same time! Need

Isay more.

Although JesusChristdid

notgoahead,her workinto all

thesoloists andharmonies

neverdisappoints in any of

hershows shemusically

directs.This wasn’tCherie

Livingstone’s firstrodeo

either. Working withchildren

andkeeping them engaged

throughout this season has

made the show. Your passion

forgetting this show on stage

really shows and that passion

fortheatrehas nowsparked

somethinginside those kids. A

huge congratulations to the

directing team for all your

hard work anddedication.

Ialwaysfind it so special to

seechildren onstage falling

in lovewith musical theatre.

Thechildren shouldall be

very proud of themselves for

what they’veaccomplished.

Especiallyduring these

strangecovid times abreak

wasavery unfortunate turn of

events. But theMCCTpushed

on through with their

directing team and cast,and

didwhat was thoughtcould be

impossible.Cherie

Livingstone, Jo Castelowand

Jessie Thomsonhave

whipped these kids intoshape

in lesstime than anticipated.

Congratulations to all those

involved and Ihope you’vegot

those children hooked into

musicaltheatre.

Review by Emily­Jane Farr

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No Limits Netball

sessions on court

Mid Canterbury Netball is

holding aNoLimits Netball day

nextmonth at EA Networks

Centre to show anyone can play.

Theday will be all about

giving peoplewith adisabilitya

chance to get outoncourt and

give netball agoin asafe,

inclusiveand welcoming

environment.

The centrehas beenrunning

successful weekly netball

sessions forpeople with

disabilities, which beganafter

alocalgroupfromCCS

DisabilityAction started

attending Mid Canterbury

Netball’s regular walking

netball sessions.

Walking netballsessions, for

all, run on Tuesdaymornings at

9.30am during term time,and

are followed by asession from

10.30am especially for those

with disabilities.

Mid Canterbury Netball

development officer Natalie

Corbett said calling it No Limits

Netball wasaboutbreaking

downbarriers and showing

people anything waspossible.

“It’s beenanamazingthing to

be involved with,these guys

andgirlsare justsoawesome to

workwith and we all haveso

much fun,” she said.

“There’s alot of laughs, and

everyone cheerseveryone else

on,and it’s been incredible to

watch the development in their

ball skills fromwhenwefirst

started,tonow.”

No Limits Netball wasbeing

made possible from funding

receivedfrom SportNew

Zealand’s Tu Manawa Active

Aotearoa Fund.

TheNoLimitsNetball Day,

on November 6, will start witha

session for juniors (ages5­18)

from10.30am­1pm, and include

skills and gamesfor all

abilities, and asession for

those 18 and overwill run from

2pm­4.30pm.

People couldcomealongasa

teamto play, or comealong as

an individual to make new

friends. At the end of the day it

wasall about givingitago.

SPORT

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Some of the Ashburton College rowers docking after an early morning training on Lake Hood.

Rowersonthewater

AshburtonCollegerowers

have been busy building

staminaand refining

technique at atrainingcamp

held at Lake Hood over the

holidays.

There arearound 20 rowers

thisyear, including three

novices, and an even split of

boys and girls.

The first regatta of the

season is scheduled for the

end of the month andwill be

the Aoraki1000.

The opener at Lake

Ruataniwhawill feature1km

races and will be runin

conjunction with the NZ

Masters Championships.

Other regattas will be

contested over the usual 2km

distance.

Updatedcovid protocols for

regattas are expectedtobe

released soonbyRowingNew

Zealand andregattas will be

able to operate under Level 2

restrictions, but with no

spectators.

The AshburtonCollege

rowersare coached by Justin

Wall and have club and school

regattas until March.

The Ashburton Sailing Club’s learn­to­sail sessions restart Sunday.

Sailing open day

at Lake Hood

First­time sailors, and all

returning yachties, are invited

to take to the calm waters of

Lake Hood this Sundayfor the

AshburtonSailing Club’s learnto­sailopen

day.

The event, which kicks off the

club’sannual learn­to­sail

programme,isforchildren

aged fromeight through to

adult and takes placeonthe

lessbusy extension of the main

lake; the route is signposted

from the road.

Veteran members from the

club pass on their sailing

knowledgeand skills using

beginners Optimist yachts or

intermediate levelPiccolo or

Firebugyachts.

New members can learn

aboutrigging, steering and

body positioning and get to

learnonthe water underthe

watchfuleyeofthe seasoned

instructors.

Theweeklyprogramme

operates duringschool terms

one and four, andruns every

Sunday(except longweekends)

at Lake Hood from 11am. There

is asmall charge per session.

Model boat enthusiasts,who

are also membersofthe sailing

club, runtheir weekly sessions

after the sailingprogramme.

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SPORTS RESULTS

26 Ashburton Courier, October 14, 2021

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TINWALD CYCLING CLUB

Ashley Wilson made the best possible

start to his cycling season taking victory in

Tinwald Cycling Club’s, Brad Hudson Flooring,

Mathieson CharteredAccountants, 36km

handicap event around the Wakanui-

Haketere block on Sunday.

Wilson made asolo mid race break, riding

strongly to find the front and held on to take

the major spoils.

Co-marker Nig Chatterton chased

bravely, holding out the fast charging group

behind to secure second place.

Sam Barltrop backed up this previous

week’s top effort, claiming the final podium

position.

Monique Brake, Ben Knights, and Gareth

Lewis continued their good early season form

to round out the top six.

Scratch marker Steve Hands took fastest

time honours, riding the distance in aquick

49.29.

Larry Neal and Kyle Gray secured second

and third time.

The juniors and division 2competed over

16km.

Honor Bradford rode strongly to get to the

front of the race and maintain agap to the

chasing riders to secure the victory.

Thomas Stevensonlaid down another top

ride to take second place.

Back marker Isabella Inglis rode through

the field to secure third place and in doing so

recorded the fastest time, covering the

course in 29.44.

Sarah Gould, Leah Reid, and Charlotte

Neal filled the top half dozen.

Asolid number of division 2riders went to

the line.

Nina Bradford made it agreat day for the

Bradford stable, claiming the win and fastest

time honours.

Janette Hooper backed up last week’s

win with asolid second place performance.

Kerry Clough was in the thick of the finish

to secure third place.

Next week the Club will contest a45km

handicap event around the Dawson’s Road

block.

ASHBURTON GOLF CLUB

Saturday 9/10/2021

Club Championship Semi-Final Winners;

Senior: Adrian Hopwood and Owen Miller.

Intermediate: Blair Snowball and Sebastian

McMillian.

Junior A: Matt Tait and Al Jopson.

Junior B: George Brown and Don

McQuarters.

Club Championship Plate Semi-Final

Winners;

Senior: Brendon Davidson and Paul May.

Intermediate: Tim Newton and Pete

Morrison.

Junior A: Daren Peace and Mitchell

Stoddart.

Junior B: Dave Robertson and Bryan

Donaldson.

Competition: Par Round

The Radius Care player of the day was:

Jeff Williamson +4

2nd Robert Coyle +4

Other good score were Grant Hastie +4,

Ivan Blain +1, Murray Wackrow 0, Jason

Overend 0, Murray Moorhead 0,Brian Fauth

0, Josh Coyle 0and Brent Clarke 0.

Twos: Terry Kingsbury x2,Blair Franklin

x2, Mitchell Stoddart, Ben Niles, Steve

Vivian, Chris Lovelock, Brent Clarke, Charlie

Alexander, Tim Newton, Hamish Niles and

Brent MacGregor.

Eagle of the Day: Peter Walker No 13#

Nearest The Pins:

Hole 4# Dock’s Seafood Bar &Grill: Brent

Smith

Hole 8# South Island Seeds Processing &

Storage Co: Sebastian McMillian

Hole 12# Value Plus: Charlie Alexander

Hole 14# Three Stooges: Brown

Bombers: Jeff Williamson

Hole6# Hamish Niles Shout!!: Terry Kingsbury

Hole 9# Ton’s Thai Longest Putt: Al

Jopson

Bonus Spot Prize:

Alluvial Restaurant Tinwald Spot Prize:

Hamish Niles

Birdie Jackpot Hole: 18#

Nett Eagle Jackpot Hole: 18#

Saturday 9Hole Competition

American Stableford

Harvey Bakehouse Winner of the day:

Peter Woods 30pts

2nd Murray Lister 29pts

3rd Peter Stetchman 28pts

4th Gavin Johnston 28pts

5th Gordon Clinton 28pts.

Saturday Golf 16/10/2021:

Ashburton Club Championship Finals:

Sunday Golf 17/10/2021

Morning report 7;30am for 8:00am Tee

Off.

Afternoon report 12:00pm for 12:30pm

Tee Off.

9 Holers report 1:00pm to 1:30pm for

start.

ASHBURTON MSA

OUTDOOR BOWLING CLUB

Friday Triples played at Ashburton Bowling

Club on 8th October kindly sponsored by

Skip 2ItFlooring Xtra and Greg Donaldson

Contracting.

Ist: L. Muir, C. Dennis, J. Argyle.3 wins 16

ends 49 points

2nd: H. Goodall, S. Maw, L. Spargo.3

wins 15 ends 32 points

3rd: R. McGarry, G. Clarke, D. McEvedy.

3wins 14 ends 27 points

ASHBURTON MSA

PETANQUE CLUB

Womens Singles -winner Chris Taylor,

runner-up Rewa Kyle, third Carol Hogg

Mens Singles -winner Neville Bensdorp,

runner-up Richard Browne, third Jonathan

Crum

ASHBURTON 9HOLERS

Last week the first (annual) Bruce Leighton

Shield Mixed Bloodsome was won by Neil

Gibbs and Muriel Morgan (36.5). Runners-up

were Robynne Nicholl and Bruce Leighton

(37) and Terry O'Reilly and Tonee Hurley

(38).

Fairlie Matsinger won the Flowers @the

Gate lucky card draw. On 14th October, we

will play at Mayfield (9:15am). Saturday, 16th

October is the Finals' Day for Club Championships.

The 9Hole Championship Trophies finalists

are Sam Prince & Peter Woods and

Tonee Hurley &Jenny Matthews.

The Sega Golf 9Hole Trophies finalists

are Tong King & Murray Lister and Joy

Nicholas &Elaine King. Times to be advised.

Health

&

Wellbeing

Chiropractic and health

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who

specialises in the health and function of the spine and

nervous system. These principles were formed into

adistinct approach in 1895 by an American named

Daniel David Palmer –“D. D. Palmer”.

Chiropractic is knowntohelpwith back and neck pain

together with headaches. However it can also help

with total health and well-being. It’s about helping

people to feel great and get the most out of life by

having awell-functioning spine working at itsoptimal

potential.

Howdoes this work?The spine protects the spinal cord

which is part ofthe central nervous system. The spine

acts likeaset of armour which is made up of segments

thatcan bend and move naturally which in turnallows

the body to move.

Aspinal segment consists of two vertebrae and the

joints that connect them. There isadisc in-between

each vertebrathatactsasacushion.

Underneath that armour there is a whole lot

happening.Messages travel from around the body,up

the spinal cord and intothe brain. Thebrain processes

those messages and sends replies back down the

spinal cord to tell the body how torespond creating

one big information highway.

Sometimes, the wear and tear of everyday life can

impactonthe spine andcausespinalsegments to move

in away thatisdifferenttonormal–inadysfunctional

way. That wear and tear can happen gradually from

poor posture, or it can happen suddenly as in asports

injuries or amotor vehicle accident.

Because of the close relationship between the spine

and the nervous system, everyday strains can actually

impactthe flowofinformation between the brain and

the body.Messages maynot be delivered to the brain,

or they maybeinaccurate

When thatmiscommunication occurs due to abnormal

movementinthe spine,called a‘vertebral subluxation’

bychiropractors,thereisadisruptiontotheinformation

from the body to the brain, and the brains ability to

respond.This is when Chiropractors use gentle spinal

adjustments to correct the vertebral subluxation to

allow the spine to function better creating improved

communication between the body and the brain.

If you would like to know more, or have a free

Chiropractic assessment, phone 308-9516 or book

online at www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

Professional Dental

SERVICES

Dr Christopher McGrath

PhD(Otago), MSc, DO(UK)

Injury Prevention

HolisticHealth

• Relief from

back/spinalpain

• Improvedhealth and

injury prevention

• Move, heal,rest,

digestbetter

• ACC registered

03 308 9516

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz

First Floor Smith &Church Building

Moore Street, Ashburton

2425610

2425612

Personal Dental Care

Dr Osvaldo Gonzalez

BSc Hnrs (Tas),

BDS, (Adel), MBA (Syd),

PGDipl (Otago),

MDS (Otago).

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 9-5pm

Saturday and after hours

by appointment

57 Oak Grove, Ashburton

03 550 7561

57oakgrovedental@gmail.com

ACC and

WINZ

quotes

Expertmusculoskeletal care

foryour pain

Consulting Osteopath

Ashburton

Appointments/contact through web site

0210222 6378

www.countrypractice.nz

2386383


Hurunui Garden Festival

Thursday28 th

to Sunday 31 st

October 2021

A bounty of gardens to admire and inspire, will

be on show in the Hurunui district this Spring.

The Hurunui Garden Fesval (HGF) has 22 gardens, in six

clusters, on offer, and runs from Thursday, October 28 to

Sunday,October 31 from 9am to 5pmeach day.

Some favourite gardens return, along with seven new

ones. Therewill be maps of each garden to download and

print from the HGF website.

Thisyear forthe first me, there is the opportunitytowalk

inside someofHurunui’s outstanding historic homesteads.

Also on offer is a showcase of local arsts, their

place of work and beauful exhibits for sale.

LyndaHallinan, agardener,author, broadcaster, journalist,

part-me farmer, parent and plantaholic, will join the

fesval for two chats —one during an aernoon tea and

the other will be adinner talk.

For half her life, the former editor of New Zealand

Gardener magazine has been digging up ideas and

inspiraon for growing food and flowers inKiwi gardens.

She lives with her family inthe foothills ofthe Hunua

Ranges, south-east ofAuckland, and iscurrently spling

her me between her large country garden and asmall

colonial coage renovaon project.

She isalso launching anew book, The Joy ofGardening,

this year.

Julia Atkinson-Dunn, from the home and garden website

Studiohome.co.nz and author of the beginner’s gardening

book,Petal Power, will speak at three gardens on different

days.

With a background in wring, design and art, Julia

fell firmly in love with gardening while transforming

her small Christchurch patch just 4 1/2 years ago.

The fesvalwas launched in 2018byagroup of keen local

garden owners to help the Hurunui district recover from

the impact of the devastang earthquake of November

2016.

It hasbecomeapopular event, with many visitorsmaking

it along weekend so they can enjoy asmany gardens as

possible, along with the many aracons the district has

on offer.

Hurunui Garden FesvalIncorporated (HGF),iscommied

to invesng back in itscommunity.

If it makes areasonable profit, it will give one graduang

secondary school student, whose home isinthe Hurunui

district, ascholarshiptothe value of $2000towards study

in horculture, agriculture, landscape design or arelated

field, at their choice of university or instuteoftechnology.

The scholarship is on offer now, and is only made when

HGF makes areasonable profit from its annual event.

■ The website shop -(hurunuigardenfesval.com) -is

now open for cket sales, including an earlybird special

unl August 31-buy 10 and get one free. Admissions is

$10for an adulttovisit eachgarden, payable on the dayas

you enter the garden. Children 18 years ofage and under

accompanied by an adult mayenter forfree.

Please have cash with you, asthe gardens cannot process

electronic payments. Alternately you can purchase a10

cketadmissionpack through the website.

Tickets availablenow from

hurunuigardenfesval.com


CLUB NEWS

28 Ashburton Courier, October 14, 2021

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Altrusa Ashburton

We meet again! Members

attended an International

Night, with Mariana from

Brazil as the speaker. Books on

Wheels has started again with

members working with the

Ashburton Library to deliver

and collect books.

We contributed canned food

for the local foodbank to

remember World Food Day.

The freezer full of preprepared

food, and violas and

toys, donated for the Flood

Appeal, was much appreciated.

The Literacy Committee has

presented the Ashburton

Maternity Ward with bright

ABC cards. They had 500+

entries from 17 local schools for

their Bookmarks competition.

The Spring Garden raffle will

be at the Farmers Market, and

also at other Ashburton sites.

The International Literacy Day

was celebrated at the

Ashburton Public Library with

acolourful detailed display.

The Health Bursary

application process is under

way. Fun Stationery has been

packaged for children visiting

the Hakatere Marae at times of

crisis in the community, such as

the floods.

Ashburton Lions

President Roger Paterson

welcomed Mayor Neil Brown

and wife Judy, prospective

members David and Hilary

Ward, visitors from the Hinds

and County Lions and spouses /

partners of Lions members.

The Lions have paid for the

replacement of the damaged

memorial stone at Community

House. Aletter of

acknowledgement was received

from Lion Mike and Dianne

Hanham to club members who

assisted with the tidy up of

flood damaged fences at their

property.

The three minute speaker

was Lion Bruce Ferriman. Born

in Ashburton, Bruce has two

daughters and six

grandchildren. He attended

Hinds School and Ashburton

College. He did an

apprenticeship in building,

working for avariety of local

builders. Bruce retired in 2014.

He is an active member of the

Ashburton Golf Club and

Ashburton Woodworkers Club.

He also volunteers mowing

lawns at Trotts Gardens.

Our after dinner guest

speaker was Mayor Neil Brown,

who spoke knowledgeably and

passionately about avariety of

local issues. He discussed the

floods that impacted Mid

Canterbury and the Council

response to this. The district

was declared aCivil Defence

emergency –something that

had never occurred in the

district before. There was very

good national media coverage

of the floods.

Neil addressed the Three

Waters Scheme –storm, waste

and drinking water. There are

some issues and reservations to

work through as to whether

ADC will opt in or out of the

scheme. Community

consultation will follow and the

ADC will make adecision after

this. Overall district waste and

drinking water are in good

shape.

The Fairton shunting yard

project is aKiwirail, ADC,

Government partnership.

Costing $14 million, $2 million

will be contributed from

Government. The relocated site

will enable increased potential

for rail. Part of the current

shunting site will potentially be

used as an additional car park.

Council has recently passed

that the location of the second

river bridge development will

be on the end of Chalmers Ave.

The Civic Centre and Library

rebuild will cost $56 million,

including acontingency. The

likely end date is around

February 2023 –adelay of

several months.

Mayor Brown discussed the

current CBD upgrade,

acknowledging disruptions for

shop owners. The main costs

are from underground work ­

water, storm water, phone,

fibre, power systems have all

been upgraded. Raingardens

will capture water run off from

the roads. Keeping East Street

open has been apriority.

Aand PShow gates and the

Playhouse Raffle are upcoming

/current projects for the Club.

These will potentially affected

by Covid levels. The Golf

Tournament is now to be held

on 14 October.

The Club voted to replace the

food trailer deep fryer, oven

and hobs, which were second

hand when the trailer was first

built.

Ashburton Bowling Club

On Thursday the Ladies

Championship Fours got under

way with two matches being

played. Circumstances out of

our control have prevented any

further play of these

championship matches at

present, but hopes are high for

next Thursday.

Also on Thursday Club

Members took to the green with

our fellow bowlers from MSA

and it really was alovely day for

bowling, sunshine with afrisky

breeze! There was quite a

gathering in the Club room

afterwards!

At the MSA Friday Triples –

played at Ashburton

Ashburton once again figured

with Heather Goodall’s team

(with LSpargo, SMaw) placed

2nd, and RMcGarry as part of a

composite team placed 3rd.

The Saturday Rollover

Triples went ahead this week,

with aslightly reduced number

to last week, but which

included our MSA fellow

bowlers. Our men were playing

Championship triples and fours

which probably had abearing

on the numbers attending the

rollover. In 1st place with 2

wins, 5ends, 14 points were M

Skilling, ABlain, BKellett, A

Gibbs and in 2nd place were R

Mitchell, RKeeling, HGray and

GHurrell with 1win, 7ends.

At Hampstead, also on

Saturday, the Ashburton Pairs

team of GEder and WLee,

reached the last 8ofthe Sub­

Centre pairs. Well done,

gentlemen!

Sunday the 10th saw 60

bowlers –reps from Country/

Mid and South Canterbury –

playing on both of Ashburton’s

greens, with 6ofAshburton’s

men (resplendent in blue and

white) among the number

acting as markers. The greens

and surroundings were acredit

to the groundsmen! The

winners were Canterbury

Country, with South Cant. 2nd

and mid­Cant. 3rd.

Congratulations to our

Ashburton bowlers selected for

the mid­Canterbury men’s and

ladies squads, namely Brentton

Donaldson, Barbara Ewing and

Leonie Spargo.

Ashburton Ladies started

their week by taking part in the

Hefford Shield at Methven on

Monday –two teams playing in

the morning and one in the

afternoon. Results will be

forthcoming.

The postponed Murton Cup

Ladies Fours, originally

scheduled for Monday 4th

October at Rakaia, will now be

played on Monday 1st

November at Rakaia.

Areminder that the Ladies

Chartered Clubs tournament

will be held at Ashburton for 5

days commencing on Monday

morning, 22nd October.

Good bowling everyone! But,

remember the protocols,

because it’s not going away!

Ashburton Dahlia Circle

The first table show and

meeting for the 2020/21 season

of the Ashburton Dahlia Circle

was held with so many beautiful

blooms making it on to the

tables with 102 entries.

John Cuthbertson kindly

judged the blooms, the entries

having held up well in the

recent winds and heat with

some stunning blooms on

display.

Ameeting was held in

conjunction followed by tea/

coffee and nibbles.

The main fundraiser for the

circle is the annual tuber sale

on Saturday October 23 at the

Ashburton Farmers Market

from 9am until noon. It is cash

only.

The Champion Bloom was

awarded to Brian Glassey for

his daffodil ‘Rhonda’.

Our next meeting will be held

on Tuesday October 19 at the

Tinwald Hall at 6.30pm. All

welcome.

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Lynne

Bridge

Lynne Bridge has been in real estate for8years. She has a

history in banking, insurance and sales

Lynne is the mother to one amazing 20 year old.

In her quiet time she enjoys wool craft, spinning and knitting.

Living life for 57 years, Lynne islooking forward towhat life

will present inthe future.

027 410 6216 •lynne.bridge@raywhite.com

Ashburton •Tinwald •Methven •rwashburton.co.nz •03307 8317

Real Estate Mid Canterbury PropertyLimited Licensed (REAA 2008)


SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER

28 Geoff Geering Dve, Ashburton 10:00am -11:00am 4 2 2 AHB30027

34 Geoff Geering Dve, Ashburton 10:00am -11:00am 4 2 2 AHB30029

37 Geoff Geering Dve, Ashburton 10:00am -11:00am 4 2 2 AHB30028

50 Belt Road, Ashburton 10:30am -11:00am 3 1 2 AHB30078

92A Spaxton Street, Methven 11:00am -11:30am 4 1 2 MVN30004

93 Belt Road, Ashburton 11:00am -11:30am 3 1 1 AHB30093

66 Nuffield Dve, Methven 11:00am -11:45am 4 1 2 MVN30008

22 Galbraith Street,Ashburton 11:00am -12:00pm 2 1 2 AHB30099

31 Church Street,Ashburton 11:15am -11:45am 3 1 0 AHB30052

59 Lane Street,Ashburton 11:15am -11:45am 4 2 2 AHB30057

24 Melcombe Street, Ashburton 12:00pm -12:30pm 3 1 2 AHB30050

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

Ashbury Grove,Tinwald 12:00pm -1:00pm Sections AHB30032

15 Colcord Place, Methven 2:00pm -2:30pm 4 3 0 MVN30002

SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER

NO OPEN HOMES TODAY

24 Melcombe Street, Tinwald

Now here’s one you won’t want to miss!!

With Gorgeous street appeal this classic colonial styled

home will WOWyou with what’s onoffer. Brick and Timber

exteriorperfectly positioned to capture the sun &entertain

with ease on this generous 878sqm section just minutes from

the centre of town. The current owners have poured all the

effort into presenting this lovely home to the market with the

purchasers relaxation in mind.The real holy grail though is

the expansive covered outdoor entertaining area.

SetDate of Sale

closing 20 October 2021, at

3:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday12:00 -12:30pm

3 1 2

Armand vander Eik

021 597 527

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30050

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

93 Belt Road, Ashburton

3 1 1

*Aluminum double glazed, compliant woodsman fire, Heat

pump

*Open plan kitchen dining Lounge with Patio off lounge &

Decking off sunnydining area.

*Shower over the bath and vanityinthe bathroom ,separate

toilet and separate shower abonus.

SetDate of Sale

closing 20 October 2021, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday11:00 -11:30am

ChrissyMilne

027 290 6606

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30093

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

30 Thomson Street, Tinwald

4 3 2

AshburyGrove, Tinwald

*Kitchen with granite bench, great storage and pantry,

Open plan living and dining area

*Amazing covered outdoor entertaining and BBQ area

*Gas HotWater, Gas Fire, Heat Pump &ducted Heat Pump

upstairs,*Double internal carpeted garage with laundry

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB300359

Real Estate Mid CanterburyProperty Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

ForSale

POA

View

by appointment only

Armand vander Eik

021 597 527

As aresult of high demand resulting insteady sales only

afew lots are still available. If you are in the market fora

section to build your next home we recommend you act

quickly!!

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Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

ForSale

asking price from $200,000

View

Saturday12:00 -12:30pm

[agent on site]

BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

Kim Miller

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

Denise Russell

Sales Consultant

027 432 9717

ChrissyMilne

Sales Consultant

027 290 6606

Cheryl Fowler

Sales Consultant

027 461 2614

Margaret Feiss

Sales Consultant

021 751 009

ShirleyFitzgerald

Sales Consultant

027 220 1528

Denise McPherson

Sales Consultant

027 242 7677

Janene McDowell

Property Manager

027 287 3388

Armandvan der Eik

Sales Consultant

021 597 527

Lynne Bridge

Sales Consultant

027 410 6216

Mike Grant ncre

Sales Consultant

021 272 0202

Mark Totty

Sales Consultant

021 664 113

BruceMcPherson

Sales Consultant

027 438 4250

JustinWaddell

Sales Consultant

027 437 1111

Carey VonLubke

Property Manager

027 697 6948

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

rwashburton.co.nz

36 McMillanStreet, Methven 03 303 3032


Armand van der Eik

021 597 527

Bruce McPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

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027 461 2614

Denise Russell

027 432 9717

1st October-31 December2021

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027 290 6606

Kim Miller

027 236 8627

Lynne Bridge

027 410 6216

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Mark Totty

021 664 113

Big Mike

021 272 0202

JustinWaddell

027 437 1111

Margaret Feiss

021 751 009

ShirleyFitzgerald

027 220 1528

RayWhiteMid Canterbury

03 307 8317 96Tancred Street,Ashburton 7700

rwashburton.co.nz

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA2008)


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191 Burnett St, Ashburton

ID: E732

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Negotiable Over $649,000

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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.

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SPORTING GOODS

14 Rods, Reels; boat, sea,

surf, fly, lure, salmon,

canals. Whitebait nets,

Setnet with Trap, Goby, 2

Scoop, 1Socknet. Filleting

knives. 0274 375 434

HEALTH &BEAUTY

GARDEN SUPPLIES

JORDANS’S NURSERY

Rhododendrons from $15.

91 Pye Road The Downs

Geraldine. Wednesday to

Saturday 10am to 4pm or

by arrangement. phone 03

6938332 or 0274311815

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam, 24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

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

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobring some form of ID.

TheAshburton Duty Practice for...

Saturday16th October is

AshburtonHealth First,308 Havelock Street,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday17th October is

Eastfield Health, 135 Tancred Street,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhoursservices will be

on the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

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Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

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199 Burnett Street

Ashburton

2376123

For more information

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HotelCalifornia–TheEagles Experience

Friday 5th November 8pm

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

It’s time to check into the Hotel California -

The Eagles Experience with this captivating

live concert and stage show saluting the

extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue

of The Eagles. With astage full of show

stopping voices and musicians this is a

tribute you will truly appreciate.

Wonderland Glow Show – Little Green ManProductions

Thursday 2nd December

0-5 year olds 10am, $13.50* / 6-12 year olds 11.30am $15.50*

Join the Glow Show team with a‘Kiwified’

interpretation of Alice and Wonderland. Let

your imagination soar as you are transported

into another world of giant scale glow-in-thedark

puppetry for tamariki, educators and

whanau. Come along and see the 8metre

caterpillar, giant flowers and March hare on

the loose!

GARDEN SUPPLIES

*Service fees apply

GARDEN SUPPLIES

MUSHROOM COMPOST

Nowisthe time to dig in our topqualitymushroom

compost to your vegetable garden. Ideal to replenish nutrients

used by previous crops and improvethe soil structure.

It also adds beneficial micro-organisms to thetired soil.

$50 per cubic metreor$10 bag.

Freedelivery within town boundary.

Open 6daysaweek at our Tinwald yard,

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

PAUL’S Garden Nursery,

101 Harrison St, Ashburton.

Tomato, vegetable and

flower plants,14 varieties of

seed potatoes, seed yams

and farm fresh, free range

eggs available. Enquiries to

Paul 027 278 1354. Open 7

days.

SITUATIONS VACANT

2417586

GARDENERS Specials.

Sheep or Cow manure

$8/bag. Medium-square linseed

straw $50. Mediumsquare

pea straw $60.

Phone Alan 027 496 7136,

Ian 027 286 3697. AHinds

Lions Project.

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 have a clean driver’s

licence.

Pleasesend CV through to Bobat

office@wilsonwindscreens.co.nz or

contact03308 8485

foraconfidential discussion.

SPRAY PAINTER/PREPPER

Afull time position has become available in our

Panel and Paintshop foraQualified Spray Painter.

Theposition requires

• Good work ethics

• Have ahigh standardindetail and finish

• Tobereliable

• The abilitytoworkunsupervised

• Toworkinateam and meet production deadlines

• NZresidencyorvalid NZ work visa

Please send resume and coverletter to

TheGeneral Manager

Bus and Truck Body Work Ltd

PO Box51, Ashburton7740

Phone Keith on 0274 274 007 or 307 0378

Email busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz

2425049

2423431

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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 bea

vitalingredient forthis importantrole.

CLAAS Harvest Centre Canterbury sell and services world leading brands like

CLAAS,JCB andAMAZONE along with its sister company, Carrfields Machinery

sellingNOVAG,MacDon,Coolamon and Anderson.

ThePosition

In this role you will be supported by ahighly experienced Service Manager,

Service Administrator, and an enthusiastic service team. We pride ourselves

on good old-fashioned serviceand have awillingnesstoensureour customers

needs aremet in atimelymanner.

Key responsibilities forthis role will involve:

• Receiving customercalls and logging jobs

• Schedulingofjobsfor the service staff

• Writingupservicejobsand ensuring parts andoutwork areallocated

• Scheduling and facilitating daily service stand up meetings

(Training Provided)

• Effectively communicating both externally and internally

• Training andassisting apprentices 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”attitude to everythingyou do

• The abilitytotake on responsibilityandbeaccountable

• The want to learnandgrow

• AcleanClass1driver’slicence

• NZresidencyoravalid NZ work visa

HowtoApply

If this sounds like aroleyou wouldenjoy, we would like to hear from you.

To have aconfidential discussionaboutthe role,pleasecontact

SteveCopping on 027622 9900.

Want to get

paid for your

weeklywalk?

2424209

I’mMarythe Delivery

Supervisor forthe Courier.

I am looking for reliable

people to deliver the Courier

each Thursday in the Tinwald,

Hampstead and Allenton areas.

If you are keen to find out more

about this opportunity, please

send me an email or give me a

call and we can talk further.

Please email mary.summerfield@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

or phone Mary on 03 308 7664

forfurther details.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

EGGS. Local, fresh and freerange.

Weekly deliveries

direct to your door around

Ashburton. Regular or

occasional orders, you

choose. Dolma Eggs,

0211160252, or email d.

raisbeck@xtra.co.nz

FRUIT &PRODUCE

POTATOES; Nadine, Red

Rascall and Agria $1.25kg,

or pre-ordered 10kg bags

$10. Phone 03 308 3195 or

027 531 9103. 81 Elizabeth

Street, Ashburton.

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SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT

Accounts Payable Administrator

Areyou ACL’snextAdministrator Superstar?

•Who arewe-ACLisaleadingcompany in Civil Contractingwith aworkforce

in excess of 140 staff and has proven itself in adynamic and challenging

market through performanceand quality.

•Why arewerecruiting-Ateam member is relocating,socome andjoin our

team where2days are never thesame in this busy role.

•Whatare we looking for -Anenergetic,bright&bubbly administrator, with

agreat senseofhumour.

Keyattributes –

• Awesome organisational skills

• Multi-taskerextraordinaire

• Strongattention to detail andexcellent dataentry skills

• Brilliantcustomer serviceand communication skills

• Theabilitytoworkwithin ateam and autonomously

• Theabilitytoproblemsolveand think on your feet

• Maintaincreditor recordsand othercompany records

The role provides the opportunity for the successful candidate to broaden

their transactional accounting experience inasupportive and collaborative

environment.

Reporting to ACL’sAccountant, you will be amember ofour small Finance

team.The major focus of this position is performing the end-to-end Accounts

Payable function and will be required tocarry out avariety ofadmin duties,

along with answering the phones andgreeting people whocometoour front

counter. While not specifically listed,abackgroundin payrollprocess would be

an advantage.

This positionwill be full time40hoursper week.

To apply please emailyour CV along with acovering letter to:

nicky.ellem@ashcon.co.nz

Job Vacancy

Position:

Location:

Hours of Work:

Date Issued:

Refugee SettlementSupportCaseworker

(registered Social Worker)

SaferMid CanterburyOffices,Ashburton

26hours perweek

October2021

The Refugee Settlement Support Service, Safer Mid Canterbury Ashburton, is

looking foranew team member.Weare seeking someone who has abackground

in Social Work and who islooking for achallenging and rewarding role as a

Settlement Support Caseworker. The Refugee Settlement Support Service is

contracted by MBIE to assist former refugees to participate fully and integrate

socially and economically in their new community during their first 12 months

in New Zealand.Ifyou like achallenge,enjoyengaging with people from diverse

cultures,like working in an environmentwherenoday is the same,and areateam

player, then this could be the perfect job for you. As caseworker you will be the

primary support person for newly arriving families, overseeing their settlement

process forthe first twelvemonths.This role also entails working alongside other

agencies and services involved with the families.Our serviceiscurrently assisting

in the settlementofformer refugees from Afghanistan.

The person applying for this job must be a registered Social Worker with

relevant experience and/or training in afield that furnishes them with the skills

and experienceneeded foraposition of this type.Weare looking forcandidates

with the following key attributes:

• Abilitytorelate with and supportpeople from differentcultural backgrounds.

• Agood understanding of relevantsocial services and agencies.

• Understanding of confidentialityand privacyact practices.

• Knowledge and/or experienceofrefugee or migrant settlementexperience.

• Computerskills,including Exceland Word

• Excellenttimemanagementand organisational skills

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

requirements

• Liveand work in the Ashburtonregion

• Empathy with humanitarian causes

• Enthusiasm and commitmenttoworkasateam member

• High degreeofcultural competency

To read the job description and download an application form go to:

www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz careers page.

Applications close Friday5th of November

Forfurther question’s please contactAni Koperu on 03 308 1395

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classified

Ourclassified advertising Really

works,and it WON’Tcost youanarm

and aleg.Use the form in our paper

or call at 199 Burnett St,Ashburton.

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JobOpportunities

Learn to Swim Instructor

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

instruction to awiderangeofcustomersfrombabies through to adults.

We areseeking funand motivated individuals to joinour team on apermanent,

part timebasis,withmorning andafternoon shifts available.

No previousexperienceisrequiredasfulltraining will be provided.

For more information about this vacancy and what the Ashburton District

Council hastoofferyou -see our website.

Applications close Sunday,17October 2021.

Ashburton CBD Caretaker

We are looking for aproactive and good natured person who takes pride in

their work and our town. Ideally,you will have previouscleaningexperience

however attitude is keytothis role.

This is apermanent, part-time position offering three permanent eight

hour days per week. You may also be offered additional shifts to cover staff

absences andperiods of peak workflow.

To findout more about this vacancyand what the Ashburton DistrictCouncil

has to offer you -gotoour website.

Applications close Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

Customer ServiceOfficer

Be the first pointofcontact forour customers, providingexceptional customer

service, face to face,onthe phoneorvia email.

To findout more about this vacancyand what the Ashburton DistrictCouncil

has to offer you -gotoour website.

Applications close Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

Field Support Officer

We’relooking forajackorjillofall trades with greatpeople skills to become

part of ourteamproviding general and race maintenancedutiesthroughout

the district.

Applications close Monday,25October 2021.

Group Fitness Instructor

Join our high performing gym team as aGroup Fitness Instructor, delivering

awidespectrumoffitnessclasses to help our customersachievetheir health

and fitness goals.

Applications close Monday,25October 2021.

To find out more about these

vacancies and what the Ashburton

District Council has to offer you, go to

our website.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

We’relooking foraparttime shop assistant

in our Tinwald bakery.

Theposition is for4daysaweek including

Saturdays (approx.25hours aweek),

with astartdate 8November 2021.

Front-of-house and barista experience

would be an advantage.

If you’re interested,pleaseapply in person

at the bakerywith your CV.

I’M looking for aNanny for six

weeks, three days per

week, starting 20 October.

Contact 021 0274 0165

SPACE available for next

weeks Courier -bequick!

Talk to us about your advertising

requirements. Phone

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office at 199 Burnett Street,

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WANTED TO BUY

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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.

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WANTED TO BUY

FOR LEASE

AWESOME OFFICE space

for lease, rent or hire. Park

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areas. North West

town boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241

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Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

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Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

0800 58 78 22

WANTED TO BUY

Antique Tool

Collector Paying

Cash for...

Joiners and Builders Tools; Brass and

Wooden Braces, Hand Planes, Spoke

Shaves, Chisels, Squares, Scribes, Tack

Hammers, Drill Press, Drills, Wood Vice,

Clamps, Pulleys, Blow Lamps, Old Style

Safe, Oil Cans, Cigarette and Household

Old Tins, Old Jewellery Tools, Garden

Tools, buy Single Item to Collections,

Workshop Lots.

2422687

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

SELL

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

Phone Murray

021 441 400

2422689

2422683

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CLEARING SALES

CLEARING SALES

FARM CLEARING SALE –DROMORE

101 DROMORE STATION ROAD,ASHBURTON

FRIDAY,22OCTOBER 2021

11AM START

Masks,signinand Covid social distancing

compulsory.

Lightlunch provided,including turkeyand

coleslawoption.

Flock of turkeys(laying) or 1gob &7hens x3, 3x

Belarus tractors 90 to 100hp –4WD (1 with F.E.L),

whiteDavid Brown50hptractor, 1991Mack truck

prime mover(COF, Reg, RUC), 1966 Grain Semi

(RUC, COF, Reg), 1966 refrigeratedSemi and Curtain

Sider Semi (off road), 1995 Toyota Dyna 4WD flat

deck,dropsides (on road), lowbed tandem trailer

and sheep sides (on road), petrol 3stage container

fork lift, 2x 135 Gehl mobile mixers (1 forparts), 54

large round bales of meadowhay, 10steel silos,V

bottomed.

Poultryprocessing equipment–large scalder, 180

boilerand sump pump, large plucker, 8ft x20ftwalk

in freezer, 2roomed portacom with heat pump (8ft

x20ft), 4freezer trollies and 4large plastic forklift

bins, 20,000litreplastictank, 3dozenpairs of white

gumboots, cartonmaker foot stapler.

Farming implements and various – lots of drinkers

and feeders, 12ft x24ft sheds on skids, Pratley

sheep yards, posts and standards, 3 farm trailers,

mobile farm generator, 45 KVA, 3tractor trays, lots

of heaters and flexes, house and office furniture,

outside entries, ride on lawn mowers, trampoline,

posts, wood burner, truck, sheep crate (truck),

shop/office/sleepout -3.5 x6.8m.

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unwanted items. Up to 24

words for only $8. Can’t get

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LOOKING to earn extra

money, even while you’re

out walking? Delivery

people required. Phone

The Courier 308 7664.

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TRADE &SERVICES

ALPS

CONTINUOUS SPOUTING

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Harvest 2022 Permanent&Seasonal Workers

About us

Luisetti Seeds isafamily-owned business established in 1932. Weproduce

qualityseed forour local customers and areexcited by thegrowing demandto

export New Zealandseed around theworld.

We need you

Harvest 2022 is just around the corner, and we are seeking Permanent and

Seasonal Harvest Workerstoassistthe team onsiteinAshburton.

• PermanentFulltimeMachineoperators

• PermanentFulltimeForkliftdrivers/Storeperson

• Fix Term Seasonal workers (from theendofNovember to April)

So,whatdoesthe work involve?

• Operating modernseed cleaning,treating andmixingplants

• Assisting with the intake and dispatch functions, including general yard

duties.

• Physicalwork, includingmanuallifting

• 8-10 hourdays, potentially six days aweek(plenty of earning potential)!

• Beingan essentialservice, we continue to operate during Covidlockdowns.

About You

• Previous seed industry experience desirable orknowledge ofagriculture

would be an advantage,but not required–wewillprovide plentyoftraining

andsupport

• Forkliftlicence(notessential)

• Ateam player with highlevels of motivation and acan-do attitude

• Areasonablelevel of fitness

• Health and safetyconscious

• Provenhistoryofreliabilityand punctuality

Benefits&Culture

• Competitivewageplus regular hours

• PermanentEmployees arepaidtime and ahalf fortime over 40 hours

• Opportunityand exposure to thegrain andseed industry

• Wealso celebrate and reward your hard work with afabulous Harvest

celebrationatthe end of theseason!

Applytohrmanager@luisettiseeds.co.nz,including acopyofyour cv andacover

letteroutlining your experienceand motivation to joinLuisetti Seeds.

Only candidates with the right towork inNew Zealand will be considered for

this role. Please proceed to the application ifyou hold acurrent work visa or

citizenship/passport.

Luisetti Seeds is committed to adrugand alcohol-free workplace. Thesuccessful

applicantwill be requiredtoundergoapre-employment drugand alcoholtest.

To learn more about this role,please get in touch with Human Resource Manager

-Tracey Lucas –027 243 3918

Applicationscloseat5pmonFriday22October2021.

TRADE &SERVICES

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

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TRADE &SERVICES

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

ALTERATIONS; Sewing,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

WE value the service we

provide - The Courier for

advice on how you can

reach potential customers.

Call us today on 308 7664.

Having problems with your internal gutter systems?

Do your drains keep blocking,causing leakage into the soffits and even your house?

Areyour soffits falling out due to water rot?

We canconvert your internal gutters to standard external gutters.

2425767

TRADE &SERVICES

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609.

BUILD work to do? Contact

Kiwi Building and Maintenance

Ltd. Alterations,

Renovations, New builds.

Qualified

Phone Cawte 027 418

7955.

CARPET 2YOU -for all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill 027 491 4210.

BUY ahome in Mid Canterbury

and receive The Courier

newspaper every week

to your letterbox. Local

news for local people.

Allworkmanship guaranteed

Ben Kruger 021 808 739 or 308 4380

232 BoundaryRoad,Ashburton

www.alpscontinuousspouting.co.nz

E; benkruger@xtra.co.nz

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TRADE &SERVICES

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

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete Specialist operating

locally with 30 years

experience. No job too big

or small. Contactless service

offered. Phone Paul

021 152 1966.

DENTURES; Dr Peter

Rumping, retired Dentist,

repairs existing dentures.

Phone 027 220 9997.

DRIVEWAYS, Patios and

Paths, Plain Concrete, Coloured

Concrete or Exposed

Agregate Concrete.

Paveco, 13 Robinson

Street. 100% local. Phone

307 6466 for aquote.

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241.

LAWN Mowing. No job too

small. Call Les Smith, From

The Ground Up, for acompetitive

quote. Ph 027 840

0201 or 03 308 1500.

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

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307

1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

INTERIOR

PLASTERING

New or existing,

level 4finish, full skim

plaster or repairs

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2416186

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Nigel at

Tradesmen. Doors and More. Ph 027

516 7104

NETTLETON Decorators,

qualified tradesman, is

available for interior and

exterior painting, plus plastering,

stopping, skimming

and wallpapering. Phone

James on 0274 865 283.

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

SPIDER and fly treatment.

Inside or out. Moss, mould

or lichen treatment. For

either service, call Allan at

AA Performance Services

on 027 209 5026

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


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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

QualityEuropean

Vehicle Servicing

•Advanced

Diagnostics

•Experienced

Technicians

TRAVEL

TRAVEL

Breakout Tours

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

My Pick This Week

Open Home: October 16th, 11am -11:30am

115 Cameron Street Deadline Sale: 11am

“As is where is” Tues 9th Nov. 2021

* Developer’sdream

* Zoned residential A

TRAVEL

Come and join us foraleisurely tour of our beautiful country

with packages including door to door pick up and return

(within the Ashburtontownboundary).

West Coast Tours

Option 1

Day1

•Springfield–morning tea

•Arthurs Pass

•Greymouth –lunch &shopping

•Punakaiki

• Stay PunakaikiResort

2course dinner &breakfast included

Day 2

•Hokitika–lunch &shopping

Greymouth

•Tranz AlpinetoRollestonor

•CoachtoRolleston if preferred

•Coachtohome

•$550per person

East Coast Tour

Day1

• Cheviot –morning tea

• Kaikoura–lunch &Shopping

• Blenheim

• Picton

• Stay in Blenheim

• Dinner &breakfast included

Phone to express interest.

Datestobeadvised.

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

Bruce McIlroy Limited

309MethvenHighway, Ashburton 7776

Tel: 03 3087282•E:bruce.mcilroy@xtra.co.nz

EDUCATIONAL

MTAAPPROVED

Call us for a

FREE

QUOTE

•Collection/Delivery

‘Free of Charge’

in Ashburton

EDUCATIONAL

L2D Driver Training

CAR–

Allstages. Beginner to full.

Block booking discount

*Operating within transportoperator Covid levelrequirements.

*All tours include the cost of accommodation, evening meal,breakfast, train &coach fare.

*Morning tea, lunch and shopping is at the travellers expense.

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MOTORCYCLE – Take your skills to the next level.

Individual lessons on anytopic,

including cornering,townriding,

braking and slowriding.

LIVESTOCK

FRIESIAN Hereford Cross

Calves for sale. Well bred

calves with nice markings,

10 days old. Mid-

Canterbury. Please phone

027 507 7030 or 0274 310

053

Dave Campion

027 543 7632

TRAVEL

2420806

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

Option 2

Day1

•Springfield–morning tea

•ArthursPass

•Hokitika–lunch&shopping

•Ross

• Stay at Beachfront HotelHokitika

• Dinner and breakfastincluded

Day2

• Shantytown

• Greymouth–lunch&Shopping

• Tranz Alpine to Rollestonor

• CoachtoRolleston if preferred

• Coachtohome

• $550 per person

Day2

•ToPicton

•Wander,lunch and shopping

•Coastal Pacific to Christchurch

•Coach to Christchurch if preferred

•Coach to home

•$650per person

McKeich

Coachlines

Formoreinformation contact

Craig McKeich

027 496 7876 or 03 308 8536

mckc@slingshot.co.nz

*Section size:1012m²

*Westside ‘withinthe Avenues’

Helena Ratten Mobile 027 457 7998

We put you first

SBWDevelopmentsLtd

Licensed AgentREAA 2008

FIRE FIRE FIRE

FIREEXTINGUISHER

SERVICING &SALES

TheContracting season is upon us

Getyour extinguishers

serviced now.

PHONE MACK 0273 960 361

DOORSANDMORE

HOSPICE Mid-Canterbury.

Dealing with alife limiting

illness? Contact us to see

how we can support you.

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227

8387

2426561

2426167

2426867

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!

Please text me on

0210 467 467.

FIREWOOD

2423723

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.

FIREWOOD

OFFCUTS

$140 PER CORD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

1corddry

$140

C.O.D. in town

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

2414491

PUBLIC NOTICE

MEETINGS

MEETINGS

AshburtonNewcomersNetwork

Annual GeneralMeeting

Monday 1November 2021

at 5:30pm

Senior Centre,206 Cameron Street

Everyone Welcome.

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOWOPEN

10am -4pm

Tuesday, Wednesdayand Thursday

or by appointment

03 3070155 www.040trainsnmodels.co.nz

150 Racecourse Road,Ashburton

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

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

P-(03) 307 2409 Anytime 24/7

-Alarm Response and Patrols

-Alarm Monitoring

-Alarm and CCTV Installation

-Alarm and CCTV Servicing

-Data and Networking

- Fire Extinguishers

- Key Cutting

- Locksmithing

Ashburton’sonly100%locally owned and operatedsecuritycompany

Lightrefreshments will be served at themeeting.

SOUTH &

MID CANTERBURY

Monthly meeting -20thOctober @7.30pm

Caroline BayCommunityLounge,Timaru

New members and investors welcome

Speaker –Catherine Pearson

MSD Housing DevelopmentRepresentative

Onepropertyor20, we’reheretohelp

2426155

2404590

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Thurs 14th &Fri 15th

10.00 TheBoss Baby2

10.00 PawPatrolthe Movie

11.40 PawPatrolthe Movie

12.00 Ainbo Amazon Princess

PG

G

G

G

1.20

1.45

3.00

3.40

5.45

6.00

7.45

8.00

Ride the Eagle

TheBoss Baby2

No Time to Die

Free Guy

TheIce Road

Ride the Eagle

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

M

PG

M

M

M

M

M

M

Sat16th &Sun 17th

10.00

10.00

11.40

12.00

1.15

1.40

3.10

3.20

5.45

6.10

7.50

8.10

10.00

10.00

11.45

1.00

1.30

2.50

4.15

5.40

6.00

7.45

8.00

TheBoss Baby2

PawPatrolthe Movie

Ride the Eagle

Ainbo Amazon Princess

TheBoss Baby2

PawPatrolthe Movie

Respect

No Time to Die

Chal Mera Putt 3

Ride the Eagle

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

Mon18th, Tues 19th,

Wed20th

No Time to Die

Ride the Eagle

PawPatrolthe Movie

QueenBees

Respect

No Time to Die

Ride the Eagle

Free Guy

TheIce Road

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the TenRings

NO COMPS

No Time to Die,

PawPatrolthe Movie

MEETINGS

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AGM

Tuesday26thOctober

2021,7:30pm.

Pipe Band Hall,Creek

Road,Ashburton.

Allwelcome.

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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 027 251 7781

(Wrong number supplied

last week).

2426075

Grey PowerAshburton

Monthly Meeting

Monday,18 th

October

CANCELLED

due to Covid

restrictions.

Hope to see youall

nextmonth.

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The place where farmers get their quality agricultural

replacement parts and equipment

Arable

Plough Parts

Shares to suit

Vogel &Noot

Parts tosuit

Overum

Dale Shares

Wings to suit Simba

Cultivation

Parts

Points to suit

Sunflower &

Salford

Points to suit

Vibroflex

Cast Points

Points to suit

Overum

Points to suit

Kverneland

Reversable Points

to suit Lemken

Knife Coulter to

suit Lemken

Shares to suit

Dowdeswell

Points to suit

Clough

Slipdown Points

Pan Buster Points

Legs to suit

Vibroflex

Legs to suit

Vibroflex

STines

Coil Tines

Rexius Point to suit

Vaderstad

Shares to suit

Lemken

Trashboard to suit

Kverneland

Shares to suit

Kuhn

Points to suit

Gregoire Besson

Landside wear plates

to suit Kverneland

Points to suit

Goliath

Yeoman Clamp

Coil Tine Clamp

50 mm

Topdown Points

Points to suit

Vogel &Noot

Points to suit

Kuhn

Shares to suit

Kverneland

Plough Share

Rebuilds

Plough discs

Springs to suit

Goliath

Points to suit

Maxitill

Springs to suit

Vibroflex

Point to suit

Berends

Bossweld ST-181X MIG/Stick/

TIG Inverter

Bossweld X-Series MST188X

MIG/Stick/TIG Inverter Welder

Bossweld X-Series MST248X

MIG/Stick/TIG Inverter Welder

Weldco 40 AMPPlasma Cutter

$435 $920 $1339

$499

34 Robinson Street,Riverside Industrial Park,Ashburton. Phone 308 6509

34 Robinson Street,Riverside Industrial Park,Ashburton. Phone 308 6509

2413570


QUALITY USED VEHICLES


WARRANTIES AA APPRAISED FINANCE BIGGEST YARD BEST SELECTION TRADE-INS

2012 TOYOTA AQUA,1500cc, hybrid,auto, cam chain, ABS, 76,000 kms.............. $11,995

2013 TOYOTA SPADE, 1500cc, ABS, air con, cam chain, 53,100 kms....................... $10,995

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

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

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

2013 TOYOTA RACTIS,1500cc, hatchback,ABS, air con, cam chain, 67,000 kms$11,995

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

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

2010 TOYOTA PRIUS, 1800cc, auto, ABS, keyless entry, 10,995kms.......................... $10,995

2013 TOYOTA

RACTIS G

• 1500cc,

petrol

• Auto

• ABS

• Cam chain

• 67,000kms

$11,995

5 stars

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

2007 HONDAINSPIRE, 3500cc, auto, cruise control, ABS, 56,000kms ....................... $10,995

2008 HONDA

FIT RS

• 1500cc, petrol

• Auto

• Cam chain

• Alloys

• 53,000kms

2013 NISSAN SYLPHY, 1800cc, petrol sedan, cam chain, ABS, 18,984kms...........$11,995

2013 NISSAN SYLPHY, 1800cc, 4doorsedan, auto, ABS, aircon, 48,000kms......$10,995

2012 NISSAN BLUEBIRD –1800cc, AA appraised,ABS,cam chain,

43,000 kms........................................................................................................................ $10,995

2015 NISSAN NOTE XDIG-S, 1200cc, auto, ABS, air con, 58,000kms..................... $11,995

2012 NISSAN NOTE, 1200cc, hatchback,ABS,cam chain, 69,000kms .................. $10,995

2010 MAZDAPREMACY, 2000cc, 7seats,auto, timing chain, 126,000kms............$9,995

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

cam chain, 96,600 kms......................................................................................................$9,995

2009 MAZDAAXELA SPORT20S,2000cc, auto, ABS, body kit, 81,000kms......... $12,995

2007 MAZDACX7, 2300cc, SUV,tiptronic,reverse camera, ABS, 67,000kms....... $12,995

2010 MAZDAAXELA, 2000cc, ABS, cam chain, AA Appraised,69,000kms........... $11,995

2004 MAZDAAXELA, 5doorauto..........................................................................................$5,495

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

2013 SUBARUOUTBACK, 2500cc, 4X4, cruise control, reverse camera,

91,000km............................................................................................................................$13,995

2012 SUBARUIMPREZASPORT, 2,000cc, auto, 5door, rear spoiler,

98,000 kms..............................................................................................................................SOLD

$10,995

2006 NISSAN

BLUEBIRDSYLPHY

• 1800cc, petrol

• Auto

• ABS

• Cam chain

• 79,242kms

$7,995

2009 MAZDA

AXELA20S

• 2000ccpetrol

• ABS

• Cam chain

• Bodykit

• 81,000kms

$12,995

2010 SUBARU

OUTBACK 2.5i

• 2500ccpetrol

• 5door sports wagon

• AWD

• Cam chain

• Reverse camera

• 58,000kms

$13,995

5 stars

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


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&RENTALS

470 West Street, Ashburton

A/H Keith Drummond 0274 367 646

www.atob.co.nz

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Family,Sports, School or Social Trips

We have 8, 10 &12seaterminivans available.Cars and 3trucks forsmall or big

loads also available.

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