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Rugby boss<br />

calls time<br />

PAGE 4<br />

White Ribbon<br />

campaign<br />

PAGE 12<br />

A&P show<br />

photos<br />

MICK.JENSEN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

The finalwhistlehas blown<br />

and IanPatterson is movingon<br />

after a14­year stint leading<br />

Mid Canterbury Rugby Union.<br />

Thedeparting chief<br />

executive,who is in his early<br />

60s,istaking acouple of<br />

monthsoff to assess hisfuture<br />

and hisworkoptions.<br />

Pattersonhas enjoyed a34<br />

yearinvolvement in rugby<br />

administration andhas tasted<br />

anumber of highs during his<br />

timeinMid Canterbury.<br />

TheHammers wonthe<br />

Meads Cupfinal in both 2013<br />

and2014 and the LochoreCup<br />

in 2017.They werebeaten<br />

Meads Cupfinalists in 2008<br />

and2009.<br />

Patterson said he had<br />

thoroughly enjoyedhis rugby<br />

stint here.<br />

Hewas leaving the unionin<br />

asolid financialposition and<br />

playingnumbers acrossall age<br />

groups were sitting at 2100.<br />

‘‘Therewere 500 less<br />

playing whenIstarted, so<br />

Ian Patterson in the stand at theA&P Showgrounds, thehome of<br />

Mid Canterbury Rugby.<br />

numbers are goodand Mid<br />

Canterbury definitelyplays<br />

aboveits weight.’’<br />

Pattersonsaid another<br />

highlight forhim hadbeen the<br />

successfulhosting of the<br />

Romanian teamduringthe<br />

Rugby World Cupin2011.<br />

‘‘Thepartnershipbetween<br />

theunion, council andthe<br />

community worked reallywell<br />

andthe Romanians told us<br />

later thattheir spell herewas<br />

ahighlightofthe trip.’’<br />

Pattersonsaidhis rolewas<br />

aboutdoingthe best for the<br />

playersand supporters, who<br />

were the essence of the game.<br />

The union wasveryluckyto<br />

have astrong refereeing<br />

group,whichwas anotherkey<br />

to thesuccess of the game.<br />

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MSA committee voted out<br />

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Sweeping changes to the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Cluband MSA<br />

committee were made at a<br />

specialgeneral meeting<br />

this week.<br />

Over500 members<br />

packedthe auditorium of<br />

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CentreonMonday night<br />

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committee, due to recent<br />

management or<br />

mismanagement of the<br />

club’s affairs.<br />

The numbers at the<br />

meeting were morethan<br />

the space couldhandle so<br />

an overflowroom,<br />

connected by camera, was<br />

used to accommodate the<br />

extra people.<br />

The meeting ran for<br />

more than two and ahalf<br />

hours.<br />

At the meeting Grant<br />

Thornton, the consulting<br />

companywho wrote the<br />

club’s governance review,<br />

spoke on their report. It<br />

was revealed the<br />

consultation had cost the<br />

club thousands, whichwas<br />

asurprise to some<br />

members.<br />

Astrategic plan<br />

company hiredbythe MSA<br />

to help move forwardalso<br />

spoke.<br />

Meeting chairMark von<br />

Dadelszen, abarrister<br />

from Hastings, took avote<br />

on whether the current<br />

committee should be<br />

removed, with at least<br />

threequartersofthose<br />

present votingno<br />

confidence in the<br />

committee.<br />

It was decided an<br />

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be appointed.And as only<br />

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The interim committee<br />

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Crequer, Maurice Baker<br />

and John Withell, all ex­<br />

MSA club presidents,Trish<br />

Cates, former MSA club<br />

trusteeand Nicky Ellem,<br />

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January 2022 to hold fresh<br />

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From Page1<br />

Rugby,likeanumberofsports,<br />

faced amanychallenges, including<br />

keeping the game relevant,<br />

particularly at youth level.<br />

The historic­style rugby club was<br />

not suited to the modern<br />

environmentand neededtoadapt to<br />

survive, retiring rugby boss Ian<br />

Patterson says.<br />

‘‘The clubgameisthe mostat<br />

threat.Wehave nineclubs here and<br />

thestrongest areprobablythe<br />

country clubs.’’<br />

Patterson said the A&P<br />

Showgrounds were notfit for<br />

Locals<br />

Supporting<br />

Locals<br />

purposeforrugby andhewas<br />

disappointed with<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council’s decision earlier<br />

this year not to proceed at this time<br />

with the developmentofpremier<br />

shared pitches on grounds at EA<br />

Networks Centre.<br />

PattersonisDunedinraised and<br />

playedrugbyatwingorfull back<br />

until the ageof26.<br />

In 1987 hetookonacoaching<br />

director role at North Harbour<br />

Stadium and laterenjoyed anear<br />

two year stint with London Welshin<br />

England.<br />

After10years ofrugby<br />

administration and coaching in<br />

2432691<br />

Australia he returned to NZ anda<br />

fouryearspell at NorthOtago<br />

Rugby.<br />

‘‘Rugby administration and<br />

coaching is not your typical nine to<br />

five job and it’s ahugecommitment.<br />

It’s ajob I’vereally loved,but I<br />

think itmight benicetowork<br />

regularhours.’’<br />

MidCanterburyRugby Union<br />

chairman Ged Rushtonsaid Ian<br />

Pattersonhad been aloyalrugby<br />

servanttothedistrict.<br />

‘‘Ian hassuch agreat knowledge<br />

of New Zealandrugby and rugby<br />

administration and that will be<br />

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college unit<br />

An independent investigation has<br />

found bullying and harassment<br />

allegations raised by aformer staff<br />

member at <strong>Ashburton</strong> College’s<br />

special needs unit (TeWhaare<br />

Manaaki)havenofoundation.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Collegeappointed<br />

Penni Hlaca,ahuman resources<br />

professional andlicensed private<br />

investigator, to investigate<br />

allegations raised.<br />

Theinvestigationinvolved<br />

interviews with 10staff members,<br />

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staff from the Ministry of<br />

Education who specialise in<br />

special education and11parents.<br />

Thecomprehensive report<br />

produced clearly shows there is no<br />

foundation to the complaints laid,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College principalRoss<br />

Preece says.<br />

‘‘We now have some certainty<br />

around theaccuracy ofthe<br />

allegations because of the<br />

thoroughprocess we have been<br />

through.’’<br />

Mr Preece saidthe report<br />

findings would notbereleased<br />

because theprivacy of staff,pupils<br />

andparentsneeded to be<br />

respected.<br />

Theexecutive summaryfrom<br />

theinvestigation said therewere<br />

some working relationshipissues<br />

betweentheheadteacher and<br />

some learningassistants in Te<br />

Whaare Manaaki,but no<br />

allegations of bullying were<br />

Ross Preece<br />

upheld.<br />

Several alleged incidents in the<br />

complaint were not witnessedby<br />

anyone andwhere alleged<br />

incidents were investigated<br />

witnesseshad different<br />

recollections of events.<br />

The reportalsostatedthatTe<br />

Whaare Manaakiwasunder<br />

resourced with qualified teachers<br />

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both the teacher and learning<br />

support assistants.<br />

‘‘Wehavebeen lookinghard and<br />

advertisedfor suitable qualified<br />

staff on anumber of occasions, but<br />

have been unable to find anyone,’’<br />

Mr Preece said.<br />

MrPreece said going forward<br />

workwouldbedone to ensure<br />

there was respect andpositive<br />

working relationships among staff<br />

in Te WhaareManaaki.<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Methven youth support<br />

MICK.JENSEN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Brad Olsen is Methven’s new youth mentor<br />

andisloving hisnew surroundings.<br />

He hails from Dunedin, is akeen fan of the<br />

outdoors and one of thetools in his kitbag is<br />

Adventure Therapy.<br />

He uses it to connect with youth in a<br />

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resilience andconfidence.<br />

Mr Olsen moved to Methven last yearwith<br />

his wife Kelly,who grewupinMid<br />

Canterbury, and his eight­year­olddaughter<br />

Scarlett, who goes to MethvenPrimary<br />

School.<br />

He initially workedintheLearning<br />

Support Unit at MountHutt College, but in<br />

September took up the 20­hour week youth<br />

mentor role, which is basedatthe college.<br />

Heworks forTePauwaitanga Trust, which<br />

was setupinthe township20years ago to<br />

help youth,and is supported by Presbyterian<br />

Support.<br />

Mr Olsen spent 14 yearsasayouth worker<br />

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Mr Olsen said he offered advocacy if youth<br />

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them to school counsellors or other services<br />

outsideofschool.<br />

Stressaround covid and exams were<br />

currentissues young people were dealing<br />

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‘‘I enjoy working alongside young people,<br />

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give feedbackinanon­judgemental<br />

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Theserviceisforyouth of any age and not<br />

just those at Mount Hutt.<br />

Mr Olsen said he has apassion for<br />

Adventure Therapy, which supportedyoung<br />

New Methven youth mentor Brad Olsen.<br />

3<br />

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There’s no family fun day, or<br />

motorcycle convoy stopping off, but<br />

this year’s White Ribbon campaign<br />

has other optionstoget the<br />

community involvedand to get the<br />

word out on violence prevention.<br />

The White Ribbon campaign has<br />

evolvedand helped makea<br />

difference nationally over the last 30<br />

years, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Families Without<br />

Violence co­ordinator Anna<br />

Arrowsmith said.<br />

It was about awareness, education<br />

and impacting people.<br />

‘‘Family violence and violence<br />

againstwomen takes on all forms and<br />

is not just physical.<br />

‘‘There is moreawarenesstoday of<br />

emotionaland verbal abuse as well,<br />

and althoughprogresshas been<br />

made, there is still alot of work to be<br />

done.’’<br />

Akey part of this year’s campaign<br />

is collecting stories of changetohelp<br />

shine alight on what worksin<br />

violence prevention in the<br />

community.<br />

‘‘We wanttohear storiesof<br />

redemption from former survivors<br />

and perpetrators of violence and<br />

want to knowhow peoplehave been<br />

helped, the tools they have used and<br />

the support they have received,’’ Mrs<br />

Arrowsmith said.<br />

Stories can be emailed<br />

(annaarrowsmith@hotmail.co.nz),<br />

posted or dropped in to Safer Mid<br />

Canterbury (44 CassStreet).<br />

Mrs Arrowsmith said the stories<br />

would be collatedand given to<br />

visitingWhite Ribbon motorcycle<br />

riders who would deliverthem to<br />

Parliamentwith otherstories.<br />

One firm fixture of the White<br />

Ribboncampaign overthe yearsis<br />

White Ribbon co­ordinator Anna Arrowsmith (left) and committee member<br />

Jenny Rae promoting this year’s campaign.<br />

back on <strong>November</strong> 19.<br />

An annualquiz night invites teams<br />

of up to six to come together to raise<br />

funds that support local work.<br />

Already 17 teamshave registered<br />

and amaximum of 30 are allowed at<br />

the Hotel<strong>Ashburton</strong>event.<br />

Localbusinesses will be able to<br />

play their part in the campaign and<br />

many will be receiving white ribbons<br />

to wearthis week.<br />

Businessesare encouragedtosend<br />

in aphoto to the Safer Mid<br />

Canterbury Facebook page. Ashare<br />

of 15 dozencup cakes is up for grabs<br />

for those supporting the initiative.<br />

The final part of this year’s<br />

campaign is encouraging school<br />

childrentodraw and colour in a<br />

picture of theirfamily. Every picture<br />

will win aprize and pictures can be<br />

droppedoff at the SaferMid<br />

Canterbury office between<br />

<strong>November</strong> 8until <strong>November</strong> 30.<br />

Water mandate disappoints<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>District mayor Neil<br />

Brown has expressed his<br />

disappointment at the government’s<br />

announcement to mandate the<br />

proposed Three Waters Reform<br />

Programme frommid­2024.<br />

Theproposedprogrammewill<br />

create anew four­entity structureto<br />

manage waterservicesacross New<br />

Zealand.<br />

Theannouncement cameaftera<br />

Septemberdeadlinefor councils to<br />

provideinitialfeedback on the<br />

proposed reform.<br />

Mr Brownsaidhe, and council,<br />

weredisappointedatthe decision,<br />

stating the government’s move to<br />

mandate undermines the democratic<br />

processthat wasexpected.<br />

‘‘We all agree thatquality drinking<br />

water and environmental outcomes<br />

areagood thingfor the country<br />

however, it hasnot been cleartous<br />

whetherthe proposedreforms are<br />

thebest way to achieve this, and<br />

what the advantagesare forour<br />

district.<br />

‘‘Havingworked throughthe<br />

processasinstructed, we provided<br />

extensivefeedback to government,<br />

including the overwhelming<br />

concernsfrom ourresidents.<br />

‘‘Government made it clear that we<br />

were not being asked whether to optin<br />

or out at this stage,rather,how the<br />

proposal couldbeimproved.<br />

‘‘We werelooking forward to<br />

consulting with our communityto<br />

discuss options of optinginor out<br />

once afinalrevised proposalwas<br />

made availableand ourexpectation<br />

was to share thatfeedback with<br />

government beforeafinal decision<br />

was made,’’ he said.<br />

Mr Brownsaid councilwould<br />

further discuss the announcement<br />

and looked forward to expressingits<br />

view throughthe legislative process.<br />

Toot For<br />

Tucker<br />

Volunteers are beingsoughtfor the longrunning<br />

Toot for Tucker foodbank drive.<br />

The annual event, organisedby<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>CountyLions, will go ahead on<br />

<strong>November</strong> 29.<br />

It istohelp boost the coffers of the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>foodbanks.<br />

Drivers, vehicles and runnersare<br />

needed to help collect and sort food and<br />

produce items to help make the eventa<br />

community success.<br />

If you can spare an hour to help,<br />

volunteers arerequested to meet at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Racecourse from 5.30pmfor an<br />

event briefing. The collectionstarts at<br />

6pm.<br />

Collectionbags willdelivered in the<br />

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6 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Show with adifference<br />

DANIEL.TOBIN<br />

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Covidmay have put a<br />

dampener on <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s A&P<br />

showthisyear but theribbons,<br />

cups, and camaraderie<br />

continued to shine.<br />

Forthe second year running<br />

the show wasnot open to the<br />

public because of Level 2<br />

restrictions, duetocovid, but<br />

the organisers and volunteers<br />

made sure theshow went on<br />

withaprogramme of<br />

competitions.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>A&P Association<br />

president Peter Stewartsaid<br />

there were strong entries<br />

across all sections, and held<br />

overtwo days to limit the<br />

number of people on the<br />

grounds.<br />

‘‘There have been alot of<br />

people disappointed they<br />

couldn’t come, but people<br />

know one of thenew norms is<br />

these public events aren't going<br />

to happen under covid,’’he<br />

said.<br />

An army of volunteers help<br />

run theshow, many havebeen<br />

doing it foryears and run a<br />

smoothoperation.<br />

Peter has been the president<br />

for the past two years; thecovid<br />

years.<br />

‘‘I am disappointed Ihaven't<br />

hostedapublicshowbutitis<br />

what it is, there is still plenty of<br />

work to do,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘Wehave alotofindividuals<br />

and businesses who sponsor<br />

the show andare very good<br />

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vast amount of peoplefrom<br />

around theSouth Island<br />

involved, judgeshave come<br />

from Dipton, the West Coast<br />

andNelson,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘All the competitorsare<br />

pleased to be here, they are<br />

here for that champion ribbon,<br />

that cup or certificate,<br />

promoting thebreeds theyare<br />

interested in and doing the<br />

best wecan forexcellence in<br />

agriculture.’’<br />

Royal Agricultural Society<br />

judge Melissa Jebson was<br />

thrilledthe competitionwas<br />

allowed to go ahead and<br />

thankful for the association for<br />

giving it agoand running the<br />

event.<br />

‘‘We ask ourselves‘‘whyare<br />

we doing it?’’ We’re not doingit<br />

to stand outhere andenjoy the<br />

sunshine, we’redoing for our<br />

competitors,’’ shesaid.<br />

‘‘It’s reallyimportant in this<br />

day andagewhen we don't<br />

know what's coming.’’<br />

Fellow judge Kristine<br />

Russell agreed,noting the<br />

mental strain farmers had<br />

been under.<br />

‘‘So many things have been<br />

cancelled and it’s nicetheycan<br />

actually get out and go to<br />

something itsgood for their<br />

mental health,’’she said.<br />

The large pavilion that<br />

housed thehome industries<br />

competition was fullofmany<br />

creative items,including<br />

quilts, baking,woodworkand<br />

paintings, with judgesbusy<br />

selectingthe bestfrom each<br />

category.<br />

Home Industriespavilion<br />

convenor Julie Hollings said<br />

the standard of work with<br />

entries had beenamazing, but<br />

organisers stillhad to work<br />

around covid rules.<br />

‘‘We have had to maintain<br />

bubbles whichhas been<br />

reasonablyeasytodoand most<br />

of our exhibitors have been<br />

very supportive.<br />

‘‘Unfortunately wehad to<br />

cancel thechildrens sections,<br />

because the numbers would<br />

have been too high with them<br />

in the shed, itwasvery<br />

disappointing for the<br />

children.’’<br />

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He jumpedatthe chance to<br />

compete lastweekend at the<br />

closedtothe public<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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final which became an all­<br />

ProShear Ltd showdown with<br />

company shearers Toko Hapuku<br />

(Methven)second, and senior<br />

shear winner Taare Edwards<br />

(<strong>Ashburton</strong>) third in the local<br />

event.<br />

Grant, 55,started on the stands<br />

asateenin school to help a<br />

family friend.<br />

He learnedhow to shear from<br />

the likesofJohn Hough, Lindsay<br />

Palmer andDavid Fagan,and<br />

worked with Peter Lyon, John<br />

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Barry Pullin,before setting up<br />

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September, have 30 to 40 staff<br />

working in the<strong>Ashburton</strong>and<br />

Rakaia gorge’s and as far afield<br />

as Little River, at Banks<br />

Peninsula.<br />

It’s abusy operationwhich<br />

seesstaff often living and<br />

working together. It helpsifthey<br />

get along.<br />

The couple’s twin sons, Alex<br />

and Jackson, 26,have also<br />

ventured into shearing, but in<br />

different ways. Alex has takenit<br />

up as aprofession­after<br />

attending Telford ­and has<br />

travelled the world shearing.<br />

Jackson, after full­time<br />

university studyand two<br />

completedbachelor degrees,<br />

sees its potential as apathway<br />

for travel.<br />

After fourdecades,<br />

representing NewZealand and<br />

plentyoftitles, Grant feels the<br />

impact on his bodywith‘‘a few<br />

niggles’; he is likely due ahip<br />

replacement with bone­on­bone<br />

abit of acause for concern.<br />

LuckilymostofGrant’s<br />

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his staff, andclients. He’slucky if<br />

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Luggingmerino wethers<br />

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The shows were away to<br />

always try to betteryourself,<br />

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Therewas plenty of<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

9<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Cadet Unit members hunker down and make asurvival<br />

shelter at the Top Squad exercise.<br />

PHOTO SUPPLIED<br />

Unit active despite<br />

covid challenges<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>CadetUnithas<br />

adapted to new norms this year<br />

andwhilethere might not have<br />

been skills or shooting<br />

competitions, cadets have been<br />

learning and havingfun.<br />

Cadet unitleader Major<br />

Cezarne Rodgerssaid while the<br />

lastyear had been challenging,<br />

the unithad adapted to what it<br />

could do.<br />

There had been online<br />

training, distancingissues to<br />

manage and scaled back events.<br />

Cadets had enjoyed the Top<br />

Squad exercise at Staveley at the<br />

end of May, but eventhathad<br />

been cut shortafter amajor<br />

floodalert.<br />

‘‘We were still able to take part<br />

in activitiesand challenges, but<br />

wehad to get out abit earlier<br />

than planned.’’<br />

Cadets had alsobeen involved<br />

in first aid weekendtraining in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> in conjunction with<br />

Rangiora ATC 88 squadron,<br />

which saw 20 seniorsand<br />

officers certified.<br />

There had also been online<br />

activities completed alongside<br />

units from Australiaand the UK.<br />

LETTER TO EDITOR<br />

‘‘It’s just good to keepthat<br />

connectionand relationship<br />

going because hopefully there<br />

may be travel options in the<br />

future.’’<br />

In the recent holidays amini<br />

junior NCOcourse was held in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> that included skills,<br />

drills, instruction,squad<br />

handling and leadership<br />

activities.<br />

‘‘The main courseatBurnham<br />

was cancelled,sowejoinedwith<br />

Timaru to run ourown version,’’<br />

Major Rodgers said.<br />

She saidsome catch up was<br />

neededon coursescancelled<br />

this year, but on the plusside<br />

trophies won at competitions in<br />

2020would be kept until 2022.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong>cadetshavea<br />

three­day campcoming up at<br />

Lake Clearwater and will camp,<br />

hike, bike and kayak.<br />

Thereisanopeneveningat<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong>CadetUnit(254<br />

CameronStreet) tonight<br />

between6pm and 9pm. Those<br />

unable to makeitcan come along<br />

on <strong>November</strong>11.<br />

ThreeWaters<br />

work‘for nothing’<br />

We have beenshabbily treated<br />

withregard to the proposed<br />

Three Waters reform.<br />

We were told initially that we<br />

would have the righttoopt in or<br />

opt outifweaccepted thefirst<br />

tranche of money fromthe<br />

government.<br />

Thenwewere toldthatwe<br />

wereall in the projectbut would<br />

havethe opportunity to opt outif<br />

we wished.<br />

Councillors,and especially<br />

council staff, have spent hours<br />

and hours answeringthe<br />

government’s request for<br />

informationinordertohelpit<br />

make therightdecision.Thishas<br />

costuntold thousands of dollars<br />

and countlesshours of staff time.<br />

Fornothing.<br />

Wewereaskedtohaveour<br />

opinions andquestions tothe<br />

Department of InternalAffairs<br />

by the end of September. Which<br />

we did. Fornothing.<br />

Wedid not evenget the<br />

courtesy of areply.<br />

All has been fornothing. All<br />

theworkshops, for nothing. All<br />

the consultation, fornothing. All<br />

the hoursofwork,for nothing.<br />

There have been other<br />

instancesshowing howout of<br />

touch with thecountry the<br />

government has become ­a<br />

walkingand cyclingbridge over<br />

the Waitemata Harbour forone ­<br />

but this is the worst of all. The<br />

government obviously has had<br />

no intention of listening and<br />

discussing,but hadalready<br />

decidedthat this is what was<br />

goingtohappen.<br />

Averyshabby performance.<br />

Iamcomforted alittle by one<br />

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Effect’or‘Sowing and Reaping’.<br />

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Family Notices<br />

Deaths Deaths Deaths Deaths Deaths Deaths<br />

BOYLE Viola (Lola),<br />

on October 29, <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

peacefully at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital, surrounded by<br />

her loving family, aged 95<br />

years. Much loved wife<br />

of the late Dave. Loved<br />

mother and mother-inlaw<br />

ofJanice and the late<br />

Larry, and David. Special<br />

Grandma to Daniel,<br />

Karina, Dean, and Paul;<br />

James, and Alarnah, and<br />

great Grandma of Ben,<br />

Harriet, and Lola. Loved<br />

sister of late Bert, and<br />

Leona; Norma, and loved<br />

aunty of all her nieces<br />

and nephews. “You will<br />

be missed terribly, but<br />

loved always. Never to<br />

be forgotten.” Messages<br />

to the Boyle family c/- PO<br />

Box 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740.<br />

Special thanks tothe staff<br />

at Ward 1, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital for their loving<br />

care ofLola. Donations to<br />

St John would be much<br />

appreciated and may be<br />

leftatthe service. Aservice<br />

to celebrate Lola’s life will<br />

be held at our chapel,<br />

cnr East and Cox Streets,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on Thursday<br />

<strong>November</strong>4,commencing<br />

at 11.00am. Followed by<br />

private cremation at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Crematorium.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

BUSCH Barbara Ann<br />

(nee Hydes). On October<br />

31, <strong>2021</strong>, at <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

It is with sadness that<br />

Barbara’s journey has<br />

peacefully come to an end,<br />

surrounded by her loved<br />

ones. Loved wife of the<br />

late Derek Busch. Loved<br />

daughter of the late Jim<br />

and Joan Hydes and loved<br />

by her brothers andsisters.<br />

Cherished Mum and Nana<br />

of Tracey, Susan, Aaron,<br />

Ben and their families.<br />

Messages to the Busch<br />

family c/- P O Box 472,<br />

Ashburyon7740. Aspecial<br />

thank you for the support<br />

and prayers from everyone.<br />

As per Barbara’s wishes<br />

we are holding a casual<br />

remembrance to honour<br />

and celebrate Mum’s life<br />

at the Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong> on<br />

Friday <strong>November</strong> 5, from<br />

3.00pm.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

BUSCH Barbara Ann (nee<br />

Hydes), on October 31,<br />

<strong>2021</strong>, at <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Dearly<br />

loved and respected sister<br />

and sister-in-law of Allan<br />

and Sharon Hydes, Kath<br />

and the late Ken Davis,<br />

Collin and Tracey Hydes,<br />

Linda Phelps, Gail and Jim<br />

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Hydes, and Robyn Hydes<br />

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HARDY Cyril George,<br />

on October 26, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Passed away peacefully<br />

at Coldstream Lifecare,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged 87 years.<br />

Dearly loved husband of<br />

the late Mamie, and loved<br />

by his 7 children and all his<br />

grandchildren. Messages<br />

c/- P O Box 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

7740. Special thanks to<br />

the staff at Princes Court<br />

and Coldstream for their<br />

wonderful care of Cyril.<br />

A private cremation has<br />

been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

HUNT, Laurence John<br />

(Laurie) QSM JP (Ret)<br />

Passed away peacefully<br />

at <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital<br />

on Friday October 29,<br />

<strong>2021</strong>, surrounded by his<br />

adoring family. Dearly<br />

loved husband of Vivien<br />

(deceased). Treasured<br />

dad and father-in-law<br />

of Laurence and Mandy<br />

(Melbourne), Stuart and<br />

Cait (Sydney), and Sheryn<br />

and Bones (<strong>Ashburton</strong>).<br />

Cherished and much<br />

loved Poppa of Casey, and<br />

Ryan; Caolan, Fraser, and<br />

Oliver; Taela, and Fiona.<br />

Loved Brother of Peter<br />

(deceased) and Margaret<br />

(Hamilton), and Allan and<br />

Natalie (Hawera), and<br />

their families .Messages<br />

to the Hunt family c/- P<br />

O Box 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

7740. Due to COVID-19 a<br />

private family service and<br />

cremation has been held<br />

and amemorial servicewill<br />

be held in the Rangitikei/<br />

Manawatu region when<br />

restrictions allow.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

HUNTER, Doreen<br />

Beverley (nee Hampton):<br />

Passed away peacefully<br />

on Monday 25th October<br />

just two weeks short<br />

of her 76th birthday. In<br />

the tender care of the<br />

awesome staff at Terrace<br />

View Rest Home and the<br />

love of her life by her<br />

side. Special thanks to<br />

Dr Charlotte Cox for the<br />

care and consideration<br />

extendedtoDoreen.<br />

Loved and loving wife of<br />

Bryan, mother of Graham<br />

(Invercargill) and Nicola<br />

(Gold Coast), grandmother<br />

of Stephen and Regan<br />

(Gold Coast) and Joshua<br />

(Invercargill), sister of<br />

Colleen Wilson (Westport),<br />

and fondly remembered<br />

by their extended families.<br />

At Doreen’s request a<br />

funeral and burial have<br />

already taken place,<br />

messages to 4 Hefford<br />

Place, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

LAING, Graham Andrew-<br />

21-7-1941 - 30-10-<strong>2021</strong>,<br />

suddenly at home,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged 80 years.<br />

Treasured husband and<br />

best friend of Robyn.<br />

Loved and respected<br />

stepfather to Angela,<br />

Rob and Charlotte. Best<br />

Grandad ever to Brendon,<br />

Angus and Jazz. Loved<br />

twin brother of Anita.<br />

Loved father and fatherin-law<br />

to Catherine<br />

and Dudley, Nicola and<br />

Shane, Andrew and Anna.<br />

Grandfather to Annabel,<br />

Sam, Emma, Charlotte,<br />

Laura, Harriet and Georgie.<br />

Graham will be sadly<br />

missed by all his many<br />

many friends. Messages<br />

to the Laing family,c/- PO<br />

Box 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740.<br />

Aprivate service has been<br />

heldfor Graham.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

Family<br />

Notices<br />

Birth, engagement,<br />

anniversary, death,<br />

acknowledgement, and<br />

in memoriam notices<br />

will be charged $18<br />

foramaximum of 35<br />

words, thereafterona<br />

per-line basis of $2.50<br />

for5words.<br />

Deadline forthese<br />

notices 4pm Tuesday<br />

prior to Thursday<br />

publication date.<br />

LIDDINGTON, Ronald Thomas<br />

27-9-1944 -31-10-<strong>2021</strong><br />

Passed away at home,<br />

surrounded by love, aftera<br />

shortillness.<br />

Dearly beloved husband<br />

and best friend of Denise.<br />

Much loved father and<br />

father-in-law ofStephenie<br />

and Lindsay, Chris and<br />

Steve, Mike and Olivia. Best<br />

ever grandad of Maddi,<br />

and Jarvis. Loved brother,<br />

brother in law, and uncle.<br />

MANN, Sylvia Daphne,<br />

on October 28, <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

peacefully at <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

aged 93 years. Dearly<br />

loved wife ofthe late Bill.<br />

Much loved mother and<br />

mother-in-law of Daphne<br />

and Barry Marsden<br />

(Christchurch), Trevor<br />

and Jenny (Melbourne),<br />

Bev and Gary Ricketts,<br />

Steve and Denise,<br />

Lynette and Ronald<br />

Lilley, Keith and Kathy<br />

(Motueka), and Barry and<br />

Jennifer (Christchurch).<br />

Treasured Grandma of<br />

her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren<br />

and great<br />

great-<br />

03 379 0196<br />

grandchildren.<br />

Messages to the Mann<br />

family c/- P O Box 472,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740. A<br />

servicetocelebrateSylvia’s<br />

was held at Our Chapel,<br />

cnr East & Cox Streets,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on Monday<br />

<strong>November</strong>1st.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

McLAUCHLAN Patricia<br />

(Pat), on <strong>November</strong><br />

2nd, <strong>2021</strong> at Coldstream<br />

Lifecare, <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Now<br />

at Peace and pain free.<br />

In her 94th year. Dearly<br />

loved wife of the late<br />

Gilbert. Much loved<br />

mother and mother in<br />

law of Alan and Jenny,<br />

Marilyn Mitchelmore, and<br />

Rob and Vivienne. Loved<br />

Grandma of Lee-Ann and<br />

Mark, Donna and the<br />

late Damian and Jason,<br />

Cory, and Mitchell. Loved<br />

great-Grandma of Lauren,<br />

Mathew, and Sophie; Guy,<br />

Elsa, and Max; Cameron,<br />

and Madeline; Lily, and<br />

Naomi; Hunter; Cloe, Eli,<br />

and Franklin. The family<br />

wish to thank the staff at<br />

Coldstream for their kind<br />

care ofPat. Messages to<br />

the McLauchlan family c/-<br />

P O Box 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

7740. Aprivate service for<br />

Pat will be held onFriday<br />

at 2.00pm.<br />

For anyone<br />

wishing to view the<br />

service online gotowww.<br />

patersonsfuneralservices.<br />

co.nz, Funeral Notices and<br />

click on Pat’snoticefor the<br />

link.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

McKENZIE,SandraRobyn<br />

(Alice) - On October<br />

17, <strong>2021</strong> at the Otago<br />

Community Hospice,<br />

surrounded byfamily and<br />

friends.She foughtabrave<br />

fight. Dearly loved sister<br />

and sister-in-law of Karen<br />

and Colin Banks, loved<br />

awesome aunty of Nathan<br />

and Marnie, Hamish and<br />

Petra, Mark and Laura,<br />

loved great aunty of Finn,<br />

Jaxon and Will; Eleanor<br />

and Arthur; Angus and<br />

Freddie. Will be so missed.<br />

At Alice’s request aprivate<br />

cremation has beenheld.<br />

WARD,Gay on October 29,<br />

<strong>2021</strong>, peacefully at Terrace<br />

View Retirement Village,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged 85 years.<br />

Dearly loved wife of the<br />

late Eddie. Much loved<br />

mother and mother-in-law<br />

of Bob and Gill, Tony and<br />

Susane, Warren and the<br />

late Karen Reid, and the<br />

late Deborah. Loving Gran<br />

and great-Gran of all her<br />

grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.<br />

Messages<br />

to the Ward family c/- P<br />

O Box 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

7740. A service for Gay<br />

will be held at our chapel,<br />

cnr East and Cox Streets,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on Thursday<br />

<strong>November</strong> 4, commencing<br />

at 2.30pm. Followed by<br />

private cremation at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Crematorium.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

In Memoriam<br />

BARKER, Dayle Julian:<br />

In loving memory of our<br />

dearly loved son Dayle,<br />

tragically taken from us5<br />

years ago on 2<strong>November</strong><br />

2016.<br />

So deeply missed and<br />

foreverinour hearts.<br />

Love youalways<br />

Mumand Dad xx<br />

Anniversary<br />

MOWAT –HYDES: Gavin<br />

and Elaine, married 6<br />

<strong>November</strong> 1971, at St<br />

Andrews Presbyterian<br />

Church, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Congratulations on<br />

your Golden Wedding<br />

Anniversary.<br />

Love from all your family.<br />

Family<br />

Notices<br />

Enquiries phone<br />

Mary,Jann<br />

or Karenon<br />

308 7664<br />

or<br />

call into<br />

199 Burnett Street<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

CLEAN UP<br />

Fourteen people<br />

helped keep<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> free of<br />

rubbish during an<br />

Keep New Zealand<br />

Beautiful Weekevent<br />

in the township.<br />

Among them were<br />

mayoress Judy<br />

Brown, Litter-free<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Bev<br />

Skates, Eco<br />

Educate's Anthea<br />

Readand <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District councillor<br />

John Falloon.<br />

Volunteers turned out<br />

for three hourslast<br />

Saturday for the<br />

annual clean up day,<br />

held in conjunction<br />

with crew from Eco<br />

Educate.<br />

BOOK SALE<br />

This year’s<br />

Bookaramahas<br />

raised$57,800for<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Rotary.<br />

The long-running<br />

book sale has raised<br />

around $1.5 million<br />

since the first event<br />

42 years ago.<br />

Bookaramawas held<br />

later than usual this<br />

year because of<br />

covid restrictions, but<br />

is set to return next<br />

year in its usual<br />

opening day slot on<br />

South Canterbury<br />

Anniversary Day-<br />

September 26.<br />

CLUB GRANT<br />

Methven Bowling<br />

Club,inthe Methven<br />

Domain, has been<br />

awarded agrantof<br />

$9500from the New<br />

ZealandCommunity<br />

Trust. It will go<br />

towards fertilisers,<br />

sprays and awnings.<br />

COLERIDGE<br />

Due to covid North<br />

Canterbury Fish &<br />

Gamehave<br />

postponed the annual<br />

Lake Coleridge<br />

Fishing Competition<br />

until alater date. The<br />

High Country<br />

fisheries are still open<br />

to anglers on<br />

Saturday but anglers<br />

need to follow current<br />

Alert Level<br />

conditions. Camping<br />

this weekend is only<br />

available at the<br />

Harper Campsite.<br />

HEARTS<br />

Help is neededfor the<br />

Cuddle Heart project.<br />

The project involves<br />

making handmade,<br />

pure cotton hearts<br />

giventonew arrivals<br />

at the neonatal<br />

intensivecare unit at<br />

Christchurch<br />

Women’s Hospital;<br />

one heart is given to a<br />

newborn’s mother<br />

and one to the baby,<br />

then regularly<br />

swapped. The hearts<br />

pick up the scentof<br />

mother and baby; it<br />

has acalming effect<br />

on baby and helps<br />

mother’s milk come<br />

in. Anyone interested<br />

in helpingthe project<br />

can email managermidc@vmsc.org.nz


Ageing<br />

Well<br />

Keeping Active in Level 2<br />

Did you know, the second best thing you can do<br />

to protect yourself from the effects of Covid-19<br />

(the 1st being vaccination) is to improve your<br />

fitness.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District community strength and<br />

balance classes continue to run at alert level<br />

2 with all classes complying to health and<br />

safety requirements, including public health<br />

requirements related to Covid-19. When you<br />

come along to an exercise class youwill need to:<br />

• Scanorsignin<br />

• Maintaining twometresdistancing from others<br />

• Wear amask on entering and exiting the venue.<br />

Youmay takeyour mask off when exercising<br />

• Stayhomeifyou arefeeling unwell<br />

Improved strength and balance<br />

Astrength andbalanceclass in <strong>Ashburton</strong> has given<br />

one local woman the abilitytoset goals and achieve<br />

thingsshe thoughtwereinher past.<br />

Ngaire MacKenzie is an 80-year-old Mid Canterbury<br />

resident who had been struggling with everyday<br />

movement due to an arm injury and hip problems.<br />

Her arm injury had resulted in ametal plate being<br />

inserted into her left arm which never healed<br />

properly. She also had toundergo hip repairment<br />

surgerybecause of an earlier double hip dislocation.<br />

Both injuries leftNgairewith reduced mobility.<br />

A collaborative approach between the Falls<br />

Champion Service’s Allison Maconochie and Sport<br />

Canterbury’sAimeeCosgrove who delivers the Green<br />

Prescription service inMid Canterbury, has enabled<br />

Ngaire to make significantprogress in herrecovery.<br />

One step that has helped her immensely has been<br />

heading along tothe local strength and balance<br />

accredited class –Evolve.<br />

Ngaire had beendoing well with her homeexercises<br />

prescribed from Allison at the Falls ChampionService<br />

but needed an extension from this. Allison referred<br />

her to Aimee to assist her further through the Green<br />

Prescription service.<br />

“After our consultationNgaireand Idecided that she<br />

would benefit from Evolve classes at the EA Networks<br />

Centre in <strong>Ashburton</strong>. She isabsolutely loving the<br />

class and doingreallywell,”saysAimee.<br />

Amonth on, Ngaire has been blown away by the<br />

considerable changes she has made inthe first four<br />

weeks alone.<br />

“I couldn’t do much when I started, I couldn’t lift my<br />

body off the ground, as I’ve gone on, I can do more<br />

each time.<br />

Strength andBalanceclasses<br />

Age Concern STEADY ASYOU GO © classes<br />

STEADY ASYOU GO © is agentle exercise class<br />

developed through Age Concern and based offthe Otago<br />

Exercise Programme.<br />

Contact: Age Concern <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone: 033086817<br />

Cost: $2<br />

Methven, All Saints Church<br />

1Chapman Street<br />

Tuesdays at10.30am<br />

Rakaia, Presbyterian Church<br />

Main South Road<br />

Tuesdays at1pm<br />

Staveley, Staveley Hall<br />

13 Boyds Road<br />

Wednesday at2pm<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>:<br />

Hakatere Church Rooms, 65Oxford Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Tuesday at 1.30am<br />

Saint David’s Church, 48 Allens Road, Allenton<br />

Wednesday at9.30am<br />

Buffalo Lodge, 20Cox Street<br />

Wednesday at10.30am and 1.30pm<br />

Thursday at 1pm<br />

Holy Spirit Church, 52 Thomson Street, Tinwald<br />

Thursdays at 11am<br />

Saint Stephens Church, 60 Park Street, Allenton<br />

Thursdays at 1pm<br />

“The fact that you notice the difference that’s the<br />

big thing for me-my balance has improved, Ihave<br />

abigger range of movement and Iamnow able to<br />

balance without touching the chair for support,”she<br />

adds.<br />

What appeals to her about Evolve isthe variety and<br />

rangeofactivities each week as well as the challenge<br />

it offers her.<br />

“I’ve found itquite achallenge -but it’s good, we<br />

never know what wewill bedoing –there are the<br />

basic exercises wedoeach week, but you see them<br />

getting out equipmentand think,‘Oh, Iwonder what<br />

we aredoingtoday.’<br />

“We domind coordination, brain exercises, weights,<br />

we play games and do activities to get our minds<br />

working –it’s quite fun really, Ijust find itsuits me,”<br />

Dru Yoga<br />

Agraceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing<br />

movements, directed breathing and visualisation.<br />

Class includes 30 minutes of relaxation.<br />

Contact: Janet Cross<br />

Phone: 03 303 6067<br />

Where: Tinwald Catholic Church Hall<br />

52 Thomson Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

When: Tuesdays 5.45pm –7.45pm<br />

Wednesday 10.15am -12pm<br />

Thursday 6.30pm –8.15pm<br />

Cost: $18<br />

TaiChi &Qigong by Philomena<br />

Aclass that encourages you togive it agoand work to your<br />

ability. Increasing your mobility, balance and leg strength.<br />

Contact: Philomena McIlroy<br />

Mobile: 027 408 7372<br />

Where: <strong>Ashburton</strong> Club &MSA<br />

When: Tuesday 10am<br />

Wednesday 10.45am<br />

Wednesday class is mainly seated, walking aides welcome in<br />

this class.<br />

Thursday10.45am<br />

Cost: $3<br />

Feel Good Fitness For You<br />

Our class combines simple dance moves, guided circuit<br />

exercise and finishes with relaxation.<br />

Contact: Sonita<br />

Phone: 03 302 7179 or 027 243 4917<br />

Where: Saint Andrews Church Hall, Rakaia<br />

When: Monday and Wednesday at 6pm<br />

Cost: $8<br />

she adds.<br />

Ngaire also puts her enjoyment ofthe class down to<br />

the warm and safe environmentboth the participants<br />

and the instructors have created.<br />

“I’ve met new, like minded people, weare all doing<br />

the same thing together and it’s avery supportive<br />

atmosphere-the instructors don’t ask youtodoany<br />

morethanyouare able to do.<br />

“I knew on the very first dayIwenttothe class thatit<br />

wasgoingtobe forme,”she adds.<br />

She is thrilled with the progress she has made so far<br />

and will continuetoattendEvolveeachweek.<br />

“I’m 80years old, enjoying the challenge and seeing<br />

the improvementsinmybody.<br />

“I’m prettyproud of myself,” she adds.<br />

Taichi and Qigong by Helen<br />

Enjoy learning gentle exercises and forms to improve strength,<br />

flexibility and balance.<br />

Contact: Helen Patterson<br />

Phone: 027 498 7225<br />

Where: Upstairs at St John Rooms,<br />

Tancred Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

When: Monday 9.15am<br />

Monday 10.30am (beginners)<br />

Tuesday 9am<br />

Tuesday 10.30am<br />

Cost: $60 per term<br />

Evolve<br />

Afunctional exercise class using equipment.<br />

Contact: Jenny Soal<br />

Phone: 03 307 7870<br />

Where: EA Networks Centre<br />

When: 11am Tuesdays and Fridays<br />

Cost: $11<br />

Multi class offers and memberships available<br />

(includes EA gym and Aqua classes)<br />

Classes with the “Approved<br />

Strength and Balance Programme”<br />

tick, provide asafe and effective<br />

exercise environment for adults.<br />

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NEWS<br />

12 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Out and about at <strong>Ashburton</strong> A&Pshow<br />

Keeping akeen eye on the dog trial action.<br />

Lydia Thomson, of Rangiora, in<br />

action during the junior<br />

shearing final.<br />

Sophia Hopkinson (7) gets<br />

ready to compete.<br />

Alpaca judge Diane Marks,<br />

right, was kept busy during<br />

competition at the show.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> A&P Show<br />

with adifference went<br />

ahead on Friday and<br />

Saturday with no<br />

spectators, sideshows or<br />

trade stalls. Despitethe<br />

limited number of people,<br />

therewere still plenty of<br />

smiles on thegrounds with<br />

many pleased to have an<br />

agriculturaland pastoral<br />

show toattend. Toni<br />

Williams andDanielTobin<br />

captured some of the<br />

action over the two day<br />

event.<br />

Amy Johnson takes part in the showjumping event.<br />

Ten year olds Charlotte Taylor, left, and Macy Oliver practice their<br />

routines ahead of the Under 12 Highland Fling competition.<br />

Let’skeep safe–Theft/BurglaryPrevention Campaign<br />

BurglaryAnd Theft–Prevention Advice–Homes<br />

Part twoofour Burglaryand Theft<br />

campaignreviewsprevention in the<br />

homeand askspeople to keepsafe. In<br />

the build up to Christmasand as people<br />

depart on holidayplease be awareof<br />

your assetsand valuables, ensureyour<br />

house is well lit and locked and ensure<br />

thatall outside furniture, ladders,etc are<br />

placed somewheresafe.<br />

Joining aNeighbourhood Support<br />

group can mean thatother neighbours<br />

in the area can keepan eyeonyour<br />

property, reportsuspicious behaviour<br />

or even carefor your animalwhile you<br />

areaway. Leaving asparekey with<br />

someone can meanfurther prevention<br />

in case there is aleak, erratic alarms,or<br />

even turningalightonin theeveningto<br />

makeitlook like someone is home.<br />

Apamphlethas beendistributed<br />

around variouscentres in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

including the Library, <strong>Ashburton</strong>District<br />

Council,Police Station, and Community<br />

House. This will include steps to taketo<br />

ensurethe protection of your property.<br />

Neighbourhood Supporthas also put<br />

together some safetypacks. These<br />

will be giventoNeighbourhood Coordinators<br />

to pass around their street for<br />

residents to markand record valuable<br />

items so thatthey can be recognised by<br />

Policeinthe eventofatheft.<br />

Communitytalks can also be given<br />

to Groups regardingprevention and<br />

security.<br />

Anyone requiring further<br />

information please contactSue Abel,<br />

Neighbourhood Support on 308 3558 or<br />

0272961006.<br />

REMEMBER<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 36<br />

4<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Head of Senior School Message<br />

Introduction<br />

Wow weare nearly there! This year, once again,<br />

has had its highs andlows.<br />

AshColl WayValues<br />

One aspectofschool thathas become increasingly<br />

clear to me is the importance of the AshColl<br />

Way Values. The students who strive topursue<br />

Pride, Quality and Respect are the students who<br />

seem to succeed through these highs and lows<br />

successfully.<br />

This term the Senior School is focusing on Quality by being prepared<br />

for upcoming NCEA examinations, and Pride by finishing the year off<br />

strongly.<br />

Changes to NCEA for<strong>2021</strong> -Learning Recognition Credits (LRC)<br />

Due tothe significant disruption that our students have experienced<br />

this year, through the flooding and COVID Lockdowns, the Ministry of<br />

Education has granted<strong>Ashburton</strong>College the following LRCs.<br />

Forstudents this means:<br />

Themorecreditsyou achieve, the moreyou areentitledto.<br />

• For every 5credits achieved through internal or external assessment,<br />

students are entitled to1extra credit. These extra credits are called<br />

Learning Recognition Credits (LRCs)<br />

• Upto10ofthe LRCs earned this year can be used towards the 80<br />

required forNCEA Level1.<br />

• Upto8LRCs earned this year can be used towards the 60 required at<br />

Level2and Level3.<br />

Endorsements arestill achievable.<br />

• Toget aCertificate Endorsement-students need 46 credits at Merit or<br />

Excellence level,instead of the usual 50.<br />

• Toget aCourse Endorsement–students need 12 credits at Achieved or<br />

Merit or Excellence levelinacourse,rather than 14. Students still need<br />

to achieveatleast 3credits inexternalsand 3ininternals.<br />

• LRCsdon’t come with a Merit or Excellence,sothey can’t counttowards<br />

an Endorsement.<br />

UniversityEntrance(UE) hasbeen adjusted.<br />

For <strong>2021</strong> the UE requirements have been adjusted from 14 down to 12<br />

credits in three UE-approved subjects. Students still need to have NCEA<br />

Level3and the usual Literacyand Numeracystandards.<br />

College ExamReports (Senior Students)<br />

Senior College Examinations took place at College from Monday<br />

20 September to Tuesday28September,and parents/caregivers of senior<br />

students will be emailed acopyofthese results.<br />

College Exam Results<br />

In this reportitwill only showCollege Exam results.These arethe external<br />

standards thatstudents areenteredfor in the NZQA examinations at the<br />

endofthe year.<br />

ForInternal StandardResults<br />

Forany Internal Standardresultsplease log-on to your Kamar portal.<br />

For Parents and Caregivers, these results are important asthey indicate<br />

how your student isprogressing towards their external exams, and<br />

highlights anygaps in their understanding.<br />

These results arealso one avenue thatcan be used for‘derived grades’if<br />

needed at the end of the year.<br />

Vaccinations and COVID-19 nformation<br />

Everywhere you seem to look at the moment there issomething about<br />

vaccines. The country isatacritical time in the vaccine rollout, and we<br />

know there is still an amountofdifferentinformation in the community.<br />

Sometimes it’s good just to get back to basics and look at the facts.<br />

Schools received very regular COVID-19 Bulletins from Iona Holsted,<br />

Secretary for Education, with more recent publications covering<br />

information regarding the Public Health Order on vaccinations; Qand A;<br />

face coverings in schools on school transport and, above all, promoting<br />

respect for all ākonga regardless of vaccination status; and exam<br />

managementinAlertLevels 1-3.<br />

Full information is available on the Ministry of Education and<br />

Ministry ofHealth web-sites, including information on how the<br />

vaccine works.<br />

Best wishes<br />

Iwish all of the Year 13 students and any other leavers all the very best<br />

forthe future.<br />

Ihavethoroughly enjoyedgetting to know youand supporting youover<br />

the last twoyears.<br />

Acknowledgement<br />

Aspecial thank you and acknowledgement toHead Student Thomas,<br />

Milli, Easterlin and Alex and theStudentExecutivefor all their hardwork<br />

this year.They have done themselves,the school,myself and their parents<br />

proud.<br />

Nothing we candocan change the past,<br />

but everything we do changes the future.<br />

Ashleigh Brilliant<br />

AbbeyBruce<br />

Head of Senior School<br />

TheAshColl<br />

Way<br />

Staff -Farewell<br />

Kylie Backhouse-Smith<br />

Kylie started at<strong>Ashburton</strong> College in January 2014, asaTeacher ofDrama,<br />

citing that every individual student can achieve academic success and<br />

become awell-round individual. Kylie wasmotivated, creative, withstrong<br />

organisational capabilities, and asignificant work experience background<br />

as an actor, in New Zealand and Internationaltelevision shows;aDirector of<br />

manyproductions; and aBehaviour Therapistwithin Spectrum care.<br />

Kylie came toCollege following five years teaching English in Japan and,<br />

while Drama was her key passion, she was confident teaching Dance,<br />

English,English as aSecond Language and Japanese.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College became the richer for her skills, and for her input asa<br />

person. She related well tostudents, and was acommitted and dedicated<br />

teacher always prepared to go the extra mile for students, who she<br />

consistently put at the heart ofall that she did. Needless tosay students<br />

admired and responded to her passion, enthusiasm andexpertise.<br />

Aside from fully involvingherself in CollegeArtsactivities and performances,<br />

in October 2015 she was appointed tothe Head of Drama position. This<br />

further developed into Head of Dance and Drama in January 2020, with<br />

responsibility also for Beginning Teacher Mentoring. Within the College’s<br />

Pastoral Team she undertook aposition as aDean foraperiod of time,from<br />

Term Two2018.<br />

From the English Faculty perspective Kylie was noted as always being a<br />

greathelp with the annual Festival of the SpokenWord.<br />

Aside from two six month periods of parental leave, Kylie has been a<br />

member of our Collegefor seven years and three terms.<br />

We farewelled, on Friday 29 October, avalued and caring member of staff;<br />

one who will be missedbyher colleagues andstudents alike forall thatshe<br />

contributed and,importantly,for who she is as aperson.<br />

We give her our everygood wish forher move north to be nearertofamily<br />

andfor her new positionatKatikatiCollege. She will be joined at the end of<br />

the year by husband Kyle when he tooleavesusfor his new position.<br />

Information<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Year 9<br />

Academic Scholarships<br />

Criteria and application forms arenow available<br />

from your child’s school.<br />

TheClosing Date forapplications is<br />

Monday15<strong>November</strong> 2020, 12 noon.<br />

Theacademicexaminationswill be held at <strong>Ashburton</strong>College<br />

on Monday22<strong>November</strong>from9:00am–11:15am.<br />

Enquiries and applicationstobemadeto<br />

Sheena Tyrrell,Management Administrator,<br />

Email:ts@ashcoll.school.nz<br />

Phone: 3084193, extension812; 027247 8003.<br />

Please note that these Scholarships are<br />

Academic ExcellenceScholarships.<br />

ShaveFor ACure–Fundraising Page<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong> CollegeStudentExecutivewelcomesall to the Shave for<br />

aCurefundraisingpage.<br />

They say they have decided to undertake this‘crazy’ thing for anamazing<br />

cause,shavingtheir hair off to remember lovedones and to support cancer<br />

patients.<br />

The Student Executive want tocontribute towards funding more effective<br />

treatments to save lives and tomake sure people with cancer get the<br />

supportthey needtoget through.<br />

The question is asked –did you know the scary statistic that seven people<br />

will discover they have blood cancer today?<br />

TheStudentExecutive<br />

asks forhelp in<br />

achieving apositive<br />

fundraising outcome,<br />

saying–please<br />

sponsorusfor this<br />

greatcause.<br />

It’s simple,fast and<br />

totally secure. Fill out<br />

the details on the left,<br />

‘whip out’your credit<br />

card, and Leukaemia<br />

and Blood CancerNew<br />

Zealand will emailyou<br />

areceipt.<br />

TheShave Team is<br />

made up of (pictured<br />

right clockwise from top<br />

left): GemmaTaylor,<br />

Lauren Taylor,<br />

Kyle Henderson,<br />

Thomas Patterson,<br />

Malachi Drye, Pete Lee.<br />

Donate at -https://shaveforacure.co.nz/ashburtoncollegesteam<br />

Events<br />

Boyle RiverAGreat Experience ForThree<br />

College Students<br />

Year 10 students Ella Rickard, Keanu Smith and Logan Williams spent<br />

the firstweekofthe October school holidayperiod (MondaytoFriday) out<br />

of their comfortzonesand gainingsuperbexperiences.<br />

Acknowledgement<br />

Through the generosity ofthe Rotary <strong>Ashburton</strong> and the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Plains Rotary Clubs College students, annually, have the opportunity<br />

to attend this amazing camp. This total sponsorship for three students is<br />

very much valued bythe College and the opportunity appreciated bythe<br />

attending students.<br />

Asincerethankyouisgiven to the RotaryClubs.<br />

TheBoyle RiverOutdoor Education Centre<br />

This is operated by the not-for-profit North Canterbury Alpine Trust,<br />

established in 1972 and based 15 kilometres south of the Lewis Pass,<br />

between the Sylvia Tops and the Libretto Mountain Range. The tutors<br />

provide tailor-made outdoor education-based programmes for school<br />

groupsaswellasofferinganumberoftheir own‘Boyle’courses. Adventurebased<br />

learningis the core component of everythingthey do.<br />

Their goal is to extend the potential of young people to being life-long<br />

learners and contributing citizens.<br />

Theprogramme and experiences over the fivedaysincluded –<br />

Dayone holding team-building exercisesincluding building araft; thetwodayovernighttramp<br />

up the HopeValley,High Ropesatthe camp and rock<br />

climbing/abseiling.The raft-building exercise involved three planks, skinny<br />

poles and the ability topaddle it from one bank to the opposite bank.<br />

Getting wet was an inherent<br />

partofthis exercise!<br />

(Pictured right): The<br />

group setting out on the<br />

twoday tramp.<br />

All three students cited the key<br />

benefits of getting to know new<br />

people and making new friendships,<br />

being out of their comfort zone and<br />

learning to trust others –in what was,<br />

in reality, ashortspace of time.<br />

They would strongly recommend that<br />

other students take up this opportunity<br />

when it is next offered, and also<br />

thanked the instructors for their great<br />

support and abilitytomotivate,and to<br />

have students feel safe.<br />

(Pictured left): So far, sogood<br />

with this raft!<br />

Thirteen students formed<br />

this week’s group with the<br />

other students being from<br />

St Andrew’s College, MtHutt<br />

College and Hillmorton High<br />

School.<br />

This particular week proved to be 85% wetwhich provided some challenges<br />

and frustrations,but wasalso alesson in accepting whatcan’t be changed.<br />

Logan said he learnt the importance ofbringing warm clothes, and Keanu<br />

the need fortwo pair of shoes!<br />

For Logan, who has previously<br />

tramped, he enjoyed the two<br />

day/overnight tramps, with the<br />

hardest challenge being the<br />

abseiling and managing heights,a<br />

not uncommon area of discomfort<br />

for many. He said he passed on<br />

the high ropes.<br />

(Pictured right): Agroup abseiling.<br />

Keanu, conversely, lovedthe high<br />

ropes although there were some heights he found too high and didn’t<br />

undertake. Keanu said thatthe High Ropes experiences took up afour-five<br />

hour timespan. Thehardest aspect of the High Ropes wasthe‘Leap of Faith’<br />

where participants had to build up enough confident toclimb, then stand<br />

on the topofahighpower pole and jump to atrapeze.<br />

The abseiling, however, hefound to be ‘fun, and cruisy’, abseiling down a<br />

distanceofapproximately 50 metres,with some ‘hanging’involved.<br />

The ‘scariest’ experience<br />

was the Department of<br />

Conservation Swing Rope<br />

Bridge over the river up<br />

the Hope Valley.<br />

Ella, while contributing tothe above<br />

comments and experiences classed<br />

the highlights, obviously having a<br />

head for heights, asAbseiling and the<br />

High Ropes.<br />

(Pictured right): Ella Rickardonthe<br />

High Ropes.


<strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 36<br />

4<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Events<br />

Fijian Language Week<br />

This acknowledgement week extended from 03-09 October, which<br />

encompassed the first week of the October studentholiday break.<br />

Undaunted, however, the active Student Cultural Committee under the<br />

leadership of Shrina Afu still acknowledged this once school resumed, and<br />

employedthe nowcustomaryCOVID-19 approach to involving students.<br />

Shrina outlines the week’sactivities for us here -<br />

On Monday 18 October - a video on the Student Exec Instagram page<br />

of Semisi Balenaisa was uploaded. Semisi gave a lesson in how to count<br />

from 1-10 in Fijian, which is‘dua, rua, tolu, va, lima, ono, vitu, walu, ciwa, tini’.<br />

On Tuesday 19October -the<br />

Fijian flag was raised for the<br />

week.<br />

Thomas Patterson our Head<br />

Boy, made a video as well<br />

teaching the phrases ‘how are<br />

you?’ and ‘I’m good’ which is ‘sa<br />

kuca?’ and ‘sadonu’.<br />

The Fijian archipelago is made<br />

up of about 333 islands but just<br />

two ofthose islands, Viti Levu<br />

and Vanua Levu, are home to<br />

87 percent of the population,<br />

with SuvaFiji’s capital city.<br />

On Wednesday 20 October -<br />

MayPenjueli did the DayThree video.She taughtthe phrase‘come and eat’<br />

which is ‘mai kana’.<br />

(Pictured left): MayPenjueli pictured<br />

in traditional costume,onthe<br />

FridayofFijian Language Week at<br />

College.<br />

During Ako time in Period 4, a<br />

google slide showwas shared forall<br />

Akoclasses to go through and learn<br />

moreabout Fiji.<br />

Thursday 21October saw another<br />

video uploaded to the Student<br />

Executivepage,teachinghow to say<br />

‘you look nice’ in Fijian ‘o ikosarairai<br />

vinaka’ taught byEmori Balenaisa<br />

and Mereani Cakaunitabua.<br />

Friday22October culminatedinan<br />

Ako-time quiz competition about<br />

Fiji. This was sent toall Ako classes,<br />

with their answers raced to the<br />

chessboard.<br />

The winning Ako Class was teacher Darion Hurst-Long’s 10RHU, and they<br />

get scoop of chips as the prize.<br />

Theconcluding video forFijian language week wasagroup video by some<br />

of the Fijian students singing ‘Noqu Masu’. Performing this were:<br />

Semisi and EmoriBalenaisa,<br />

Mereani Cakaunitabua,<br />

Vena Naitoga,<br />

Thomas Patterson,<br />

George and MayPenjueli, and<br />

Lusiana Tagicakibau.<br />

Traditional costumes were<br />

able to be worn on the Friday<br />

also,asthe pictures rightand<br />

belowshow.<br />

(Pictured right, back row,left<br />

to right): Semisi Balenaisa,<br />

George Penjueli,<br />

Thomas Patterson.<br />

(Middle row,lefttoright):<br />

Vena Naitoga,<br />

Himanshu Chand,<br />

EmoriBalenaisa.<br />

(Front row,lefttoright):<br />

Lusiana Tagicakibau,<br />

MayPenjueli andMereani Cakaunitabua.<br />

(Pictured below,leftand right):<br />

Lusiana Tagicakibau and<br />

Mereani Cakaunitabua.<br />

(Pictured above): Year 9<br />

student Vena Naitoga, in<br />

his national sulu.<br />

Congratulations<br />

BalanceofTarget Shooting Successes for<br />

College Competitors<br />

NationalDistrictChampionship Final–<br />

Finals CleanSweep: BDivision Winners<br />

As advisedinlast week’s newsletterwenow acknowledge the balanceof<br />

the shooting team’s topresults forthisyear. Theteam wonthe BDivision<br />

of Target Shooting New Zealand’s NDC (National District Championships),<br />

held on 14 October. The BLeague isacompetition for smaller district<br />

teams, although Nina McKenzie said the otherfinalist wasEast Otago,which<br />

represents the City of Dunedin!<br />

In this competition, six play-off rounds were held, prior to Semi-Finals and<br />

Finals,the latter events being delayed per courtesy of COVID.<br />

The team competition is comprised of three sections: Open, Graded<br />

and Junior, with each section allocated points for a win - Open 5,<br />

Graded4,Junior3,and 1for atotal win, meaning apossibletotal of 13 points<br />

initially. Bonus points can be gained through exceptional scores, such as a<br />

Junior100; a200;a100.10).<br />

Teamsare selectedand published before shootingbegins in each round.<br />

AshColl team members were the ‘regulars’: Charlotte McKenzie,<br />

Madi Tourle,JackJones, PhoebeMcKenzie,Tāne Moore, Jack McIntosh,Sama<br />

Sooialo.<br />

Finals Clean SweepOutcome<br />

The AshColl Team excelled again, with aclean sweep against East Otago<br />

(13-0), to takethe final and retainthe Henshaw Cup.<br />

This wasanother greatresultagainst averystrong team, especially afterthe<br />

interruption to trainingthroughCOVID’s most recent lockdown.<br />

Nina McKenzie said the team had some great numbers, with the junior<br />

shooters well to the fore.<br />

Excellent scores came from: Jack Jones, Charlotte McKenzie and<br />

Madi Tourle thus winning team sections, and afantastic Personal Best<br />

Double to PhoebeMcKenzie of 195.9.<br />

Target Shooting NewZealand IndividualPostal Results<br />

The individual postal competition isalso completed. These are additional<br />

competitions that members can enter, and shoot aset number of labelled<br />

competition targetsontheirhomerange.<br />

For <strong>Ashburton</strong> College, Madi Tourle entered and had the following<br />

excellent results:<br />

• Gold Medal -Champion CGrade Individual<br />

• Silver Medal -CGradeAggregate<br />

Madi (pictured right) has had afantastic<br />

break-throughseason, and her potential in<br />

the sport is enormous.<br />

Final Results for<strong>2021</strong><br />

This concludes the final results for the<br />

school shooters/school competitions for<br />

the year.<br />

South Island Team Qualification<br />

Charlotte McKenzie and Madi Tourle had<br />

both qualified for South Island teams for<br />

the annual national indoor competition,<br />

but this has now been postponed until<br />

March2022.<br />

Senior Speech Competition -<strong>2021</strong><br />

Six senior students put themselves forward for the <strong>2021</strong> Senior Speech<br />

Competition, held in front ofasmall audience in the Auditorium, teacher<br />

organiser MichaelClark advised.<br />

Chinatsu Hunt started the competition with her take on gender inequity<br />

in New Zealand.<br />

Brodyn Gabites followed and talked of how warfare has shaped much of<br />

ourtechnological advances.<br />

Jorja Roulston updatedher entertaining 2020 COVID-19 Speech into <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

with hertakeon‘HistoryNever Repeats’and earned a Highly Commended<br />

in doing so.<br />

EliOrena inspired with his speech thathighlightedhowfailure canworkin<br />

an individual’s favour.<br />

Lauren Taylor also earned a Highly Commended for her speech on ‘Our<br />

DietofBite-Sized Content’.<br />

Tophonours went to Ngahuia Maeva and her speech on the‘Revitalisation<br />

of Māori Culture’.<br />

Appreciation to the Judges<br />

The competition was judged by former <strong>Ashburton</strong> College teachers,<br />

Ms Denise O’Halloran and Mrs Bridget Prendergast, with many thanks to<br />

themboth fortheirexpertise and time.<br />

(Pictured left,<br />

lefttoright):<br />

Brodyn Gabites,<br />

Eli Orena,<br />

Chinatsu Hunt,<br />

Jorja Roulston,<br />

Ngahuia Maeva,<br />

Lauren Taylor.<br />

Forthcoming Events<br />

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

COVID-level restrictions will be advised torelevant groups as soon as<br />

details areknown.<br />

<strong>November</strong><br />

05 Year 9/10 Matesand Dates<br />

Staff vStudent Chess Match, College Chessboard<br />

CANCELLED -Red Carpet Evening<br />

08 Year 9/10 Matesand Dates<br />

Year 13 PED Golf Assessment, <strong>Ashburton</strong>GolfCourse,<br />

8:45am -12:30pm<br />

09 Year 13 PED Golf Assessment, <strong>Ashburton</strong>GolfCourse,<br />

12 noon -3:30pm<br />

10 Year 13 Graduation (recipients only), Auditorium, 2:05pm-3:05pm<br />

10-11 Year 10 Bush Survival (Group 1), Peel Forest<br />

11 Year 9X Museum Trip,<strong>Ashburton</strong>Museum, 10:00am-1:20pm<br />

Year 13 Final DayatCollege beforeexam leave<br />

12 CanterburyAnniversaryDay -public holiday<br />

15 Year 12 PrizeGiving (recipients only), Auditorium 12.25pm-1.20pm<br />

Year 11 PrizeGiving (recipients only), Auditorium 2.05pm-3.05pm<br />

15-16 Year 10 Bush Survival (Group 2), Peel Forest<br />

15-19 Aoraki Junior Sports TournamentWeek,Timaru<br />

(except forSmallboreRifle Shooting)<br />

17 Year 11/12 Final DayatCollege beforeexam leave<br />

18-19 Year 10 Bush Survival (Group 3), Peel Forest<br />

22 Year 9(2022) Scholarship Exam, <strong>Ashburton</strong>College<br />

22-14 Dec NCEA Exams<br />

Remaining End-of-Year Datesand<br />

COVID-ImpactedChanges<br />

Due toCovid Level 2restrictions we now advise and confirm the<br />

adjustments outlined below.<br />

Pleasenotepresentationeventswillberecorded and available<br />

to viewonthe College web-site,<br />

as soon as is practicable afterthe event.<br />

Linkdetails will be forwarded to families.<br />

Staff vStudentExecutiveChess Match–<br />

Tomorrow Friday05<strong>November</strong><br />

Lunch break –will proceed as scheduled.<br />

Red Carpet Evening –cancelled (was scheduled for05<strong>November</strong>)<br />

Senior Student Prize-giving Dates<strong>2021</strong><br />

These will nowbeheld on-siteatCollege,inschool time and without an<br />

audience, and with Years 11 and 12 prize-givings nowseparated.<br />

Further details forwarded tofamilies.<br />

• Year 13 - Wednesday 10 <strong>November</strong>, College Auditorium, recipients<br />

only. Students not receiving prizes are released from College,<br />

from the startoflunchtime.<br />

• Year 12 -Monday 15 <strong>November</strong>,College Auditorium recipients only,<br />

Period 4. Scheduled classes continue as normal, only prize<br />

recipients to Auditorium.<br />

• Year 11 -Monday15<strong>November</strong>,College Auditorium recipients only,<br />

Period 5. Scheduled classes continue as normal, only prize<br />

recipients to Auditorium.<br />

Last dayofschool attendancefor Senior Students as follows:<br />

• Year 13 Thursday11<strong>November</strong><br />

• Years 11 and 12 Wednesday17<strong>November</strong><br />

GetOut There(GOT) Day–Tuesday 07 December<br />

Toproceed as scheduled.<br />

Te WhareManaakiPrize-Giving:Wednesday08December,<br />

11:00am-1:00pm<br />

To take place. Students and relevant staff only, with recording to be<br />

distributed to students’families.<br />

Last dayofschool attendanceand Prize-givingsfor<br />

JuniorStudents:<br />

These arenow to proceed in the Auditorium forrecipients only.<br />

• Year 10 Thursday09December:Period 4, College Auditorium<br />

• Year 9 Thursday09December:Period 5, College Auditorium<br />

At both levels scheduled classes continue as normal, only prize recipients to<br />

Auditorium. This remains the final day for the year for bothyear levels.<br />

Year 13 Graduation Dinner -Sunday 12 December<br />

Regretfully cancelled.<br />

ForthcomingPublic HolidayDate:<br />

CanterburyAnniversaryDay Friday 12 <strong>November</strong><br />

Additional College Date foryour Diaries:<br />

Thursday25<strong>November</strong> Teacher Only DayatCollege.<br />

(Collegeclosed forinstruction).


RURAL<br />

16 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Environment awards go ahead<br />

Covid conditionshave<br />

changed the waythe New<br />

ZealandFarmEnvironment<br />

Trust will run the <strong>2021</strong>/2022<br />

Ballance Farm Environment<br />

Awards(BFEA) throughout<br />

the country.<br />

The awards include anew<br />

Catchment GroupAward,<br />

which recognises theefforts<br />

of aruralcommunity group<br />

working together to improve<br />

water quality in local rivers,<br />

streams, lakes and wetlands.<br />

Entries close at the end of<br />

<strong>November</strong>.<br />

New Zealand Farm<br />

EnvironmentTrustchair<br />

Joannevan Polanen said the<br />

regional committees had<br />

worked with farmers and<br />

growers in their communities<br />

to ensure aworthwhile and<br />

Joanne van Polanen<br />

rewardingprogramme was<br />

completed.<br />

‘‘Itismoreimportant than<br />

ever that thegreatinitiatives<br />

and work being done by<br />

farmers and growers is being<br />

celebratedand shared with<br />

others,’’she said.<br />

TheBFEAprogramme had<br />

been adapted forcovid<br />

conditionsand includesthe<br />

requirement for all judges<br />

andentrantstobe vaccinated,<br />

andjustone round of judging<br />

to be completed.<br />

‘‘Whilst we have hadto<br />

changeour usual processes in<br />

an efforttokeep our people<br />

andparticipantssafe, we have<br />

carefully planned and<br />

adaptedour usualpractices<br />

to ensurethat judgingisstill<br />

thorough and complete and<br />

entrantswillstill receive the<br />

valuablefeedbackthatmakes<br />

entering the awardsso<br />

worthwhile,’’ she said.<br />

Mrsvan Polanensaid<br />

althoughindividualshad the<br />

Mbovis, beef property cleared<br />

Abeefpropertyin<strong>Ashburton</strong> is<br />

the latest to be clearedof<br />

Mycoplasma bovis. It was<br />

deemed acleared confirmed<br />

property, not an active<br />

confirmedproperty, as the<br />

numberofinfectedstock and<br />

stockatrisk of being infected,<br />

wereconfirmedafter they<br />

wenttoslaughter.<br />

Mycoplasma bovis<br />

programme directorStuart<br />

Anderson said the property<br />

identified was not the Five<br />

Star BeefFeedlot, at Wakanui,<br />

whichremained under a<br />

restrictedplacenotice.<br />

Thenumber of active<br />

infected properties<br />

nationwide remainedatfour;<br />

with 268cleared confirmed<br />

properties.<br />

The cleared propertyhas<br />

undergone cleaningand<br />

disinfection and was able to<br />

resumenormal farming<br />

operations without<br />

restrictions.<br />

Mr Anderson said the Mbovis<br />

programme was still working<br />

closelywith ANZCO to plan the<br />

bestapproachfor depopulation<br />

of the Five Star Beef Feedlot.<br />

‘‘The feedlotisofsignificant<br />

economic importance to the<br />

local community and careful<br />

consideration is required to<br />

minimise the impact of<br />

depopulation on all those<br />

connected to it,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘This will be one of the last<br />

properties to be depopulated<br />

right to choosewhether or not<br />

to be vaccinated,the<br />

community natureofthe<br />

programme, including awards<br />

functions and field day events<br />

meantthattoalign with<br />

government’scovid<br />

protection framework, it was<br />

the trust’spolicy allBFEA<br />

entrants are requiredtobe<br />

vaccinated.’’<br />

‘‘Wehopethat entrants will<br />

appreciate that this decision<br />

isinthe best interests of all<br />

involved.<br />

‘‘Throughour regional<br />

networks, partners, sponsors<br />

andentrants across the<br />

country, we have alarge<br />

number of people involved in<br />

the awards andweneedto<br />

ensurewearerunning asafe<br />

programme for all.’’<br />

due to the scale of the<br />

depopulation exercise and<br />

Five Star’s operation.<br />

‘‘We must be confidentthat<br />

there is minimalrisk that any<br />

farms supplying the feedlotare<br />

not infected, whichwouldleave<br />

the door openfor reinfection,’’<br />

he said.<br />

‘‘The exacttiming of<br />

depopulation has not been<br />

determinedand needs to be<br />

plannedwell in advance. It will<br />

not be this year.’’<br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Freshwater<br />

social<br />

impact<br />

report<br />

findings<br />

The Mid Canterbury Rural<br />

Support Trustisholding a<br />

communitypresentation<br />

tomorrow of the “Essential<br />

Freshwater Social Impact<br />

Report, <strong>Ashburton</strong> District”.<br />

The report was<br />

commissioned by thetrust to<br />

see what social impact the<br />

new Freshwater 2020<br />

legislation would haveon<br />

people trying to achieve the<br />

end levelsand timeframes.<br />

The presentationwill be<br />

held at the BradfordRoom, of<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Trust Event<br />

Centre from10.30amto<br />

12.30pm.<br />

CovidLevel2rulesapply<br />

with facemasks, and social<br />

distancing guidelineskeeping<br />

one metreapart.<br />

People wanting to attend<br />

need to registerbyemail to<br />

rst.midcanterbury@gmail.<br />

com<br />

Mid Canterbury Rural<br />

Support Trust chairman Josh<br />

Dondertmansaid among those<br />

at the meeting were expected<br />

to be anumber of rural<br />

stakeholders,and thetrust<br />

were happy to present to<br />

othergroups if they were<br />

approached.<br />

The report would also be<br />

uploaded earlynext week to<br />

the Rural Support Trust<br />

webpage for the general<br />

public to access, he said.<br />

Mid Canterbury Rural<br />

Support Trust wellness coordinator<br />

Frances Beeston<br />

said the trust commissioned<br />

the report because they<br />

believed therewas anxiety<br />

within the communitybut<br />

needed to get an independent<br />

view,soinitiated gettinga<br />

report on the social impact<br />

within the Mid Canterbury<br />

community.<br />

It was preparedand written<br />

by Rachael Inch,and peer<br />

reviewed by Dr Heather<br />

Collins.<br />

The report can also be<br />

emailed to anyonewho would<br />

like acopy by contacting the<br />

aboveemail address, Ms<br />

Beeston said.<br />

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Screams of terrorand joy<br />

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Thursday,4<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong> | ISSUE 53<br />

GovernmentmakesThree Waters<br />

Reform mandatory<br />

Minister of Local Government<br />

Nanaia Mahuta has announcedthat<br />

the Government’s proposed Three<br />

Waters Reform Programme will<br />

become mandatory effective 1July<br />

2024, creating a new four-entity<br />

structure that would manage water<br />

services across NewZealand.<br />

The announcement came from<br />

Government following a September<br />

deadline for Councils toprovide initial<br />

feedback on the proposed reform.<br />

MayorNeil Brownsaid he and the Council<br />

are disappointed at the decision, stating<br />

the Government’s move to mandate<br />

undermines the democratic process that<br />

wasexpected.<br />

"We all agree that quality drinking water<br />

and environmental outcomes are agood<br />

thing for the country however, it has not<br />

been clear to us whether the proposed<br />

reforms are the best way to achieve this,<br />

and what the advantages are for our<br />

district.<br />

"Having worked through the process<br />

as instructed, we provided extensive<br />

feedback to Government, including<br />

the overwhelming concerns from our<br />

residents.<br />

"Government made it clear that wewere<br />

notbeingasked whether to opt-in or outat<br />

this stage,rather,how the proposalcould<br />

be improved.<br />

"We were looking forward toconsulting<br />

with our community to discuss options<br />

of opting in or out once afinal revised<br />

proposal was made available and our<br />

expectation was to share that feedback<br />

with Government before afinal decision<br />

wasmade,"hesaid.<br />

Mayor Brown also added that Council<br />

will discuss the ramifications of the<br />

announcement at their Council meeting<br />

scheduled this week (3 <strong>November</strong>), and<br />

looks forward to expressing Council's<br />

view on the matter through thelegislative<br />

process.<br />

For more local information regarding<br />

Three Waters Reform, visit the Council's<br />

website.<br />

About theThree Waters Reform<br />

proposal<br />

The Government’s proposal is to create<br />

four water entities across New Zealand.<br />

Chorus CabinetArt Programme<br />

Kiwi artist Georgette Thompson Art<br />

shares the inspiration behind her<br />

"Kiwis Can Fly" art installation on<br />

Seafield Road; another addition to<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>'s streets beautification<br />

efforts made possiblebythe Chorus<br />

Cabinet Art Programme.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s aviation history has come<br />

to life onaChorus box onSeafield Road,<br />

thanks to the art skills of Georgette<br />

Thompson.<br />

Georgette said she was inspired to<br />

submit an aviation theme for the<br />

telecommunications box because nearby<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Airportwas atraining base for<br />

pilots in thewar.<br />

“In war time, many people learned to<br />

fly here and the airport housed 50 Tiger<br />

moths. They taught people to fly but<br />

it must have been distracting at times<br />

because of the beautiful backdrop of the<br />

MidCanterburyPlains.<br />

“It’s been an amazing opportunity to<br />

beautify this Chorus box and bring some<br />

colour to the road.”<br />

Mid Canterbury people were asked to<br />

submit designs for Chorus box art work<br />

earlier this year and Georgette’s was<br />

among those chosen.<br />

Those entities would replace 67separate<br />

councils(ortheiragencies)whichcurrently<br />

manage their districtthree waters services<br />

independently.<br />

The entity proposed for the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Districtwould coverthe Ngāi Tahu takiwa<br />

(all of the South Island excluding all<br />

or some of Nelson, Marlborough and<br />

Tasman).<br />

Ownershipoftheentitywouldremainwith<br />

all participating Councils (mandated by<br />

legislation) and there would be protection<br />

to ensure thewaterentitiesdonot become<br />

privatised without apublic referendum<br />

with a75percent threshold.<br />

Formoreinformation,visittheDepartment<br />

of Internal Affairs website.<br />

Learn howto<br />

spreadthe<br />

good word<br />

Websites and social media are a<br />

great way to spread the message<br />

aboutyour local fair,showormajor<br />

event but if you’re nottech savvy it<br />

canseemall abit tricky.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council is organising<br />

atwo-part workshop later this month to<br />

help share some practical insights and<br />

advice about digital marketing,especially<br />

forthoseorganising events thatwill draw<br />

people to Mid Canterbury.<br />

The first part of the workshop will be on<br />

<strong>November</strong> 15and looks at social media,<br />

the second part is on <strong>November</strong>22and is<br />

aboutwebsitemarketing.Thesessionsrun<br />

from 9.30am until 11.30am on both days in<br />

the Mayor'sreceptionroom at Council.<br />

Local expert website developers and<br />

marketing professionals will be sharing<br />

their advice tohelp event organisers up<br />

theirmarketing game.<br />

The CapabilityDevelopment workshop is<br />

funded by the Mid Canterbury Regional<br />

EventFund.Thefundalsogaveout$36,000<br />

last month to arange of districteventsthat<br />

areinthe planningstagesand that hope to<br />

attractvisitorsfromoutsidethe district.<br />

Fund chairperson and Deputy Mayor Liz<br />

McMillan said asimilar workshop, over<br />

two nights, was held in May and was<br />

hugely successful.<br />

“Many of our event organisers are<br />

volunteers and those who came along<br />

learned alot, from the basics ofsocial<br />

media and website marketing to how<br />

thosetwo platforms work besttogether.<br />

“These events have the potentialtobring<br />

many people to the district and council<br />

wantstoensureour localorganisershave<br />

theinformationandguidancetheyneedto<br />

really gettheirevent out thereand makeit<br />

asuccess, especially if theywant to grow it<br />

and attractlargeraudiences.”<br />

Spaces are limited and people must<br />

register by email to events@adc.govt.<br />

nz or call Verity Jackson on 03 307 7770,<br />

by 11 <strong>November</strong>. There isacost of$100<br />

per person, which includes take-home<br />

workbooks and light refreshments on the<br />

twonights.<br />

Up to twopeople per event canregister.<br />

The social media session will be run by<br />

Ashleigh Rushton of Rushton Marketing<br />

and the website marketing session by Sara<br />

StephensfromPixel &Ink.<br />

1 Thursday,4<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong> |ISSUE 53<br />

ashburtondc.govt.nz


<strong>Ashburton</strong>'s first discgolf course nowopen<br />

Theopeningweekendof<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s<br />

new disc golf course saw 110 full<br />

rounds completed and abig smile<br />

on the face of course organiserPolly<br />

Hill.<br />

Ms Hill and <strong>Ashburton</strong>DistrictMayor Neil<br />

Browncut the ribbon to declarethe course<br />

open atanofficial opening ceremony on<br />

Saturday attendedbyabout 70 people.<br />

Mayor Brown had the honour of making<br />

the first disc golf shot, throwing the disc<br />

hopefully towards the first basket on the<br />

18-holecourse, which is on the Smallbone<br />

DriveReserve near EA NetworksCentre.<br />

“It wasalot of fun and the course will be<br />

agreat asset forour community.The fact<br />

that 110 full rounds were played on the<br />

opening weekend shows an interest.<br />

“Polly pitched her idea, secured Council<br />

and community funds, and has madethis<br />

happen. We appreciate her contributions<br />

to this community.”<br />

Ms Hill worked asalawyer in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

and is an enthusiasticdisc golf player. She<br />

saw thevalue of acourse forthe town.<br />

Discgolf is played likeregular golf,except<br />

there is no club and ball, justadisc (likea<br />

Frisbee) that players throw and aim for a<br />

basket.<br />

The course is free and discs are available<br />

forhirefromthe EA Networks Centre, or to<br />

buy.Maps of the course and rulesare also<br />

available.<br />

Installation of the course involved local<br />

contractorPaveco<strong>Ashburton</strong>laying small<br />

concrete pads for the tees and baskets.<br />

New Zealand Disc Sport Supplies also<br />

contributed by supplying the baskets and<br />

facilitating the course design.BritaSafety<br />

helped with the signage. Other sponsors<br />

included the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lion Foundation,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Lions Club, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Rotary,<br />

RMF Silva,Mitre 10,and Greg Marchand.<br />

The course has been designed to start at<br />

the EA Networks Centrecarpark and holes<br />

were placed around the Smallbone Drive<br />

reserve, taking advantage ofthe natural<br />

lay of the ground and treelines. Safety is<br />

important,sothe direction of play is away<br />

from the nearbyroad.<br />

Council Community Services Group<br />

Manager Steve Fabish said it was great<br />

to see the course well used on opening<br />

weekend.<br />

Smallbone ReserveDisc Golf Course<br />

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New citizens congratulateddespite<br />

ceremony cancellation<br />

Twenty-four people who have<br />

completed their journey to<br />

becoming New Zealanders were<br />

officially welcomed as new citizens<br />

this week,despitecovid restrictions<br />

forcing the cancellation of aspecial<br />

citizenship ceremony today.<br />

Thenew citizens hailfromthe Philippines,<br />

Wales, Uganda, Ireland, Lithuania,Samoa<br />

andEngland.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Mayor Neil Brown<br />

congratulated each candidate on their<br />

newstatus andsaiditwas ashamehewas<br />

not able to hand them their citizenship<br />

certificatesinperson.<br />

“Covid means our usual ceremony did<br />

not happen but we know citizenship is a<br />

specialmilestoneandthat theircitizenship<br />

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“This isgreat example ofthe community<br />

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and funders to provide an activity to<br />

connect and play.”<br />

“Many new citizens have chosen to<br />

make the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District their home<br />

over the years and they make important<br />

contributions to our community.”<br />

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Act2002. This section statesthatCouncil<br />

canmakeminor changes to abylawvia<br />

publicly notified resolution if the changes<br />

do notaffect an existing right,interest, title,<br />

immunity,duty,status or capacity of any<br />

person to whom the bylaw applies.The<br />

minor changesmade to the bylaw include<br />

updating legislation and references, and<br />

reordering aclausefor readability. The<br />

WastewaterDrainage Bylaw<strong>2021</strong>isavailable<br />

on Council’swebsite or from theCouncil<br />

reception.<br />

PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURE<br />

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic<br />

Road Closure) Regulations 1965, noticeis<br />

herebygiven thatthe following roadswillbe<br />

closed to ordinary vehiculartraffictoallow<br />

the following:<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council, forthe purpose<br />

of allowing Carol Johnstohold the Hyundai<br />

Mid CanterburySantaParade, proposes<br />

to close thefollowing roadstoordinary<br />

vehicular traffic forthe period indicated<br />

hereunder.<br />

Roadsproposed to be closed:<br />

·MONA SQUARE, at Kermode Street and<br />

Cass Street Intersections<br />

·KERMODE STREET, at EastStreet<br />

·CASSSTREET, at MonaSquare and Wills<br />

Street intersections<br />

·MOORESTREET, at Cass Street<br />

Intersection<br />

·TANCRED STREET, at Cass Street<br />

Intersection<br />

·BURNETT STREET, at EastStreetand Cass<br />

Street Intersections<br />

·HAVELOCK STREET, at Cass Street<br />

Intersection<br />

·CAMERONSTREET, at Cass Street<br />

Intersection<br />

·VICTORIA STREET, at Cass Street andWills<br />

Street Intersections<br />

·WILLSSTREET, at Cass Street andVictoria<br />

Street Intersections<br />

PeriodofClosure:From10am until2pm<br />

on Saturday,<strong>04</strong>December<strong>2021</strong><br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> DistrictCouncil, forthe purpose<br />

of allowing Carol Johnstohold Mid-Town<br />

MarketDay event,proposestoclose the<br />

following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic<br />

forthe period indicatedhereunder.<br />

Road proposedtobeclosed:<br />

·TancredStreet, from EastStreettoCass<br />

Street<br />

·Burnett Street, from Cass Street to East<br />

Street<br />

Period of Closure: From 7.00 am until 6.00<br />

pm on Saturday,<strong>04</strong>December<strong>2021</strong>.<br />

Any person objecting to the proposalis<br />

called upontolodge noticeoftheir objection<br />

andgrounds thereof in writing or email to<br />

Council, 5Baring SquareWest, <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

7700 by 4.00pm, Friday 05 <strong>November</strong><strong>2021</strong>.<br />

NEILMcCANN<br />

Group Manager InfrastructureServices<br />

ROAD CLOSURE<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>DistrictCouncil gives public<br />

noticeofaroadclosure forthe purpose of<br />

allowingthe <strong>Ashburton</strong> Car Club to hold<br />

Gravel Bent Sprint Meeting (with the<br />

exception of emergencyvehicles) forthe<br />

period indicatedhereunder.<br />

Road to be closed<br />

·LEBRETONS ROAD,fromChristys Road<br />

intersection<br />

·LEBRETONS ROAD,fromDenshires Road<br />

Southintersection<br />

·CHERTSEY ROAD, from Le Bretons Road<br />

intersection for2kilometres<br />

PeriodofClosure: From 8.30am to 5.30pm<br />

on Sunday,21<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

This noticeofclosureismade under the<br />

LocalGovernment Act1974-Schedule 10<br />

(11 (e)). It will be an offenceunder theabove<br />

regulations forany person otherwise than<br />

under authority of an authorised permit to<br />

usethe roads/streets forordinaryvehicular<br />

traffic during the period of closure.<br />

NEIL McCANN<br />

Group Manager InfrastructureServices<br />

COUNCIL OFFICE<br />

5Baring Square West<br />

Mon, Tue, Wed &Fri 8.30am -5pm<br />

Thursday 9am -5pm<br />

ASHBURTONPUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

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Mon -Fri 9.00am -8.00pm<br />

Sat10am-1pm | Sun 1pm -4pm<br />

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NEWS<br />

22 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

FirechiefDebstakes the helm<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Long­standing volunteer<br />

firefighterDebsStilgoe­<br />

Brookerhas taken over the<br />

helm atthe Willowby Fire<br />

Station.<br />

She is oneofjustahandful<br />

of womeninafirechief role<br />

SouthIsland­wide,and the<br />

first Canterbury­wide.<br />

She drawsmotivationfrom<br />

beingagoodrole model for<br />

herteenagedaughters,Penny<br />

andAmy, who arealso<br />

volunteerfiries at thestation;<br />

husband Vaughan is nota<br />

firefighter.<br />

Debsisa21­year veteran<br />

and was deputyfirechief.<br />

She wasappointedtothe<br />

toproleafterapplying for the<br />

position vacatedbySteven<br />

Russell. He wasatthe helm<br />

for28years.<br />

Stevenhas steppedback<br />

from the role,but remains on<br />

crew at thestation, Debssaid.<br />

In other changes,Johnny<br />

White hadbeenappointed<br />

deputyfirechiefand Todd<br />

Smythrankedanofficer.<br />

The changes tookeffect<br />

from July 1and Debs is more<br />

thanready.<br />

She is calm and works well<br />

underpressureonthe fire<br />

ground.<br />

Andconsiders thebrigade<br />

andits members like an<br />

extended family.<br />

The station,formerlyknown<br />

as aruralfireunit, attends<br />

mostly vegetationfires (as a<br />

naturalenvironment crew)<br />

and acts as back up crew<br />

NewWillowby Fire Station fire chief Debs Stilgoe­Brooker is<br />

looking forwardto the future.<br />

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS<br />

duringhouse fires.<br />

They have afireappliance/<br />

tanker thatcarries just short<br />

of6000 litresofwaterand up<br />

to sixpeople.<br />

Willowbyattended41calls<br />

last year,many during the<br />

peakspring andsummer<br />

seasons. They cover between<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> and Hinds<br />

rivers, with azig zagareajust<br />

overState Highway One and<br />

out east to the coast.<br />

Debsstartedwith the station<br />

in late 1999, at atime when<br />

there were no female<br />

firefighters on the force; there<br />

are now six at the station,<br />

includingPenny and Amy.<br />

She lived just 200metres down<br />

the road. The sirenwent but<br />

wasn’t answered, thenitwent<br />

again and Debs thought “I could<br />

do that”,soshe did.<br />

Debs joined along with<br />

neighbourLouisaRussell,the<br />

wifeofthe former fire chief and<br />

togetherthey provedthemselves<br />

to the stalwartsinthe brigade.<br />

She proved to be quite good at<br />

it too,and turned out to as many<br />

fires as she could.<br />

She has also pushed herself to<br />

learn, gainingqualifications<br />

along the way. And got involved<br />

in the station workings. She was<br />

secretary for manyyearsand a<br />

trustee foraround five years.<br />

The newWillowby station<br />

office is one of the many<br />

benefits to come out of Fireand<br />

EmergencyNew Zealand’s<br />

nationwide amalgamationin<br />

2017 of urban and ruralfire<br />

forces.<br />

The stationalso has toilets<br />

and a30,000litre watertank<br />

bought with support of<br />

businessesinthe community.<br />

There werenow uniforms to<br />

wear for training, and practices<br />

and training requirementsto<br />

meet.There was also more<br />

accountabilityrequired from<br />

volunteers.<br />

The amalgamation has seen<br />

more structureinvolved in<br />

beingavolunteer,whichhas its<br />

upside, but also put more<br />

onerous on volunteers, Debs<br />

said.<br />

The stationlostafew<br />

volunteers during the initial<br />

amalgamation,Debs said. But<br />

had asteady crewof20inplace<br />

now; 18 operational and two in<br />

management support.<br />

They included fathers and<br />

sons,husbands and wives,<br />

sisters, several sets of brothers,<br />

cousins,work colleagues and<br />

lifelong friends,she said.<br />

Debs works as South Island<br />

manager for MaxCare, and<br />

travels to some remote rural<br />

communities.<br />

She has the full supportive of<br />

the company which has<br />

equipped her companyvehicle<br />

with adefibrillator, afire<br />

extinguisherand firstaid kit.<br />

Debs also carries afull<br />

firefighter uniform, in case she<br />

can helpother brigades in<br />

action.<br />

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NOVEMBER 6­7<br />

‘Open weekend @StaveleyCamp<br />

and Forest’ withworkshops, kids<br />

activities, forest projects,quiz night,<br />

and hammocks in the forest. Stay<br />

for the day or stay forthe whole<br />

weekend, just bring your food.<br />

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NOVEMBER 7<br />

Car display and dog agility<br />

demonstrationinRakaia Domain.<br />

Also dog washing andnail clipping.<br />

Runsfrom 10amuntil 3pm and will<br />

feature 19 stalls. Gate entry is $5<br />

per car or $1 walk in. Fundsraised<br />

will support new Rakaia dog park.<br />

NOVEMBER 14<br />

Openday at the Staveley Ice Rink<br />

between 10am and 3pm.Bringa<br />

picnic and hearofplansto<br />

refrigerate the rink.Gold coin<br />

donation.<br />

NOVEMBER 27<br />

The exhibition and fete at Methven<br />

Racecourse, Methven. Aday outfor<br />

all the family withclassic and<br />

vintage car competitions, military<br />

collectors displays, best dressed<br />

pageants, pluslive entertainment<br />

and food vendors.Runs from 10am<br />

to 4pm. Tickets costaround $17,on<br />

sale at Eventfinda.co.nz<br />

NOVEMBER 29<br />

Tootfor Tuckerfoodbankdrive<br />

around <strong>Ashburton</strong>organisedby<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> County Lions. Help<br />

replenish the district’sfoodbanks by<br />

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FEATURE<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

23<br />

NATURE MATTERS<br />

Native clematis<br />

BY MARY RALSTON<br />

Zucchini (pictured), vegetable marrows, squash and pumpkins can be sown outside now.<br />

Planting now for autumn<br />

It canbedifficult to plan for<br />

next autumnand winter when<br />

it does not feelasif this year’s<br />

winter has been completely<br />

shaken off.<br />

Yetfrom now until latenext<br />

month is thebest time for<br />

growing vegetable plantsthat<br />

will mature in autumn and be<br />

used in thefollowing months.<br />

Savoy cabbages, broccoli,<br />

brussels sprouts, silverbeet,<br />

parsnips, leeks, salsify and<br />

swedes canbesownfor<br />

autumn and winter use.<br />

Asparagus beds should be<br />

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starting to bearmature shoots<br />

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Cutthem carefully or the<br />

youngbuds justbelow the<br />

surface will be destroyed.<br />

Do not allow anyofthe<br />

shootstogrow atop orthe<br />

plantwillbefinished for the<br />

season.<br />

Runner beans can stillbe<br />

sown. Put them 15cmapart in<br />

doublerows, with20cm<br />

between rows.<br />

When the beanscome<br />

through, stake themwith<br />

straight poles to withstand the<br />

weight of crops in agale.<br />

Silverbeet grows best in soil<br />

enriched with regular<br />

wateringofliquid manure.<br />

Sweet corncan usually be<br />

safely sown in early <strong>November</strong>.<br />

The plant is sensitive to cold<br />

winds, latefrosts andcold, wet<br />

soils. Zucchini,vegetable<br />

marrows, squash and<br />

pumpkins can besownoutside<br />

now.<br />

All vegetable cropscanbe<br />

improved by regular, light<br />

cultivation of thesoilaround<br />

them.<br />

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There’s aprofusion of beautiful<br />

whiteflowers in the foothills<br />

forestsatthe moment.It’s<br />

clematis paniculata,or<br />

puawhananga, aclimbing plant<br />

native to New Zealand.<br />

C. paniculatais themost<br />

commonofthe seven speciesof<br />

native clematis.<br />

It is an evergreen woodyvine<br />

thatlikes its roots in the shade,<br />

butseeksthe sun.Itis<br />

widespreadinforest<br />

throughoutthe country, from<br />

the topofthe North Island to<br />

StewartIsland.Maori<br />

consideredthe startofspring<br />

wasmarked by the clematis<br />

flowering.<br />

It grows from near thecoastto<br />

about800 metresinthe hills.<br />

The mid­Canterbury areaseems<br />

to suit themvery well and it’s<br />

worthatrip up to the Mt Hutt<br />

forest to seethem.The AwaAwa<br />

Rata Reserve is agood placeto<br />

access this wonderful patchof<br />

forest, andthewalking tracks<br />

give goodviews of the clematis<br />

climbingupthe beechtrees.<br />

There areotherclematis<br />

species in the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District. Clematis marata is also<br />

aclimber; its flowers have a<br />

beautiful scentand it would<br />

probably would have been<br />

common on theplains andinthe<br />

high country. It is found growing<br />

up through thespiky matagouri<br />

whichprobably indicates it is<br />

quitepalatabletohares and<br />

otherherbivores.<br />

Manyoftheclematis<br />

commonly grown in gardensare<br />

from the Himalayas, Europeor<br />

otherplaces.Thesemay have<br />

lovely showy flowers in many<br />

The beautiful Clematis marata<br />

was probably once common on<br />

the Canterbury Plains.<br />

PHOTO VAL CLEMENS<br />

different colours but, unlike the<br />

nativespeciesof clematis,<br />

haven’t evolvedwith our native<br />

insects, so do not necessarily<br />

benefit them.<br />

Oldman’s beard, the nasty<br />

weedy climber thatiscommonly<br />

seen climbing up trees along the<br />

riverbanks, is alsoaclematis. It<br />

was probably brought outfrom<br />

England as agarden plant and<br />

foundconditions here much to<br />

its liking.<br />

So if you’d like to have a<br />

clematis in your garden, choose<br />

anative species. Theyare fairly<br />

easy to grow if their roots are in<br />

the shadebut can get sun on the<br />

leaves.<br />

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Whilethere is asignificantbodyof<br />

internationalresearchaffirmingthe<br />

opportunities andchallengesfor 11-14<br />

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Girls face huge challengesatthistime.<br />

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Youngadolescents experience ahuge<br />

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Whileresearchsupportstailoring<br />

educationtothese years, therealityis<br />

that this agegroup arestill the’muddle<br />

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andrelevant. Programmes ourgirls are<br />

interested in learning-learningthat<br />

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Youngadolescents also need social<br />

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The diverseopportunities we offer at<br />

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strong relationships, to<br />

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Kathryn Gray is Head<br />

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28 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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Festive concerts<br />

Event centre manager Roger<br />

Farrisaimingtobringsome<br />

end of year festive cheer aftera<br />

challenging year for the<br />

entertainment industryand<br />

communityingeneral.<br />

Christmas songswill besung<br />

by talented localperformers at<br />

two concerts in <strong>Ashburton</strong>next<br />

month.<br />

The‘All Iwant For<br />

Christmas’ concerts will<br />

feature classicssuchas Little<br />

Drummer Boy,Santa Clausis<br />

Coming To Town, Winter<br />

Wonderland, Mary’s Boy Child<br />

and Feliz Navidad.<br />

Mr Farr saidChristmasinthe<br />

Parkhad beencancelled<br />

because of covid uncertainty, as<br />

had other festive events.<br />

‘‘Theperformerswehave<br />

lined up are well known on the<br />

local stage and anumberof<br />

themweredue to perform at<br />

the domain concert.’’<br />

Mr Farr said therewere no<br />

real expensesinvolvedifthe<br />

concerts were thwartedby<br />

covid,but he hoped they would<br />

go ahead.<br />

‘‘We’ve learnt overthe last18<br />

months that you can bury your<br />

head in the sand, or you can<br />

plan ahead andgofor it, and<br />

that’swhatwe’redoing.’’<br />

Ticketsfor All IWant For<br />

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December 18 (7.30pm)and<br />

December 19 (2pm) are on sale<br />

from<strong>November</strong> 8.<br />

Ticketscost $15 for adults,<br />

$10for seniors or childrenand<br />

$35for afamily of four.<br />

End of Life committee<br />

At the launch of the keeplearningmc.nz website are (from left) Analiese Robertson, the director of<br />

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa, Tash Rankin from Fire Emergency NZ,<br />

Connecting Mid Canterbury co­ordinator Kate White and <strong>Ashburton</strong> deputy mayor Liz McMillan.<br />

Learning website launched<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Rural Health<br />

Servicesdirectorofnursing<br />

Brenda Closehasbeen<br />

appointed to theEnd ofLife<br />

ReviewCommittee.<br />

Thecommittee also includes a<br />

medicalethicist anddoctor<br />

specialising in end­of­life care.<br />

TheMinister of Healthhas<br />

appointed thepositions fora<br />

period of two yearscommencing<br />

<strong>November</strong> 7, when theEnd of<br />

Life Choice Act comes into force.<br />

Thecommittee will review<br />

reportsonassisteddeaths and<br />

report to theregistrar(assisted<br />

dying) at the Ministry of Health<br />

andtothe Minister ofHealth.<br />

MsClose hasbeenthedirector<br />

of nursing at <strong>Ashburton</strong>Rural<br />

Health Servicessince 2018and<br />

is co­chair Maoriof both the<br />

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andtheNational NurseLeaders<br />

Group.<br />

MsClose has31years<br />

experience managing and<br />

handlinghealth needs of people<br />

in hospitalsand communities<br />

hereand inAustralia, with a<br />

focusonindigenoushealth,<br />

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corporate andclinical<br />

governance.<br />

Anew website was launched<br />

lastweek to promote local<br />

learning opportunities.<br />

Connecting Mid Canterbury<br />

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which hasbeenexpanded to<br />

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eventsand notjust those<br />

hostedbythe trust.<br />

Groups,organisations,<br />

individualsand businesses<br />

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Duringthe launch around 40<br />

people from groups that<br />

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Guest speaker Analiese<br />

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Interior and Exterior Painting<br />

Interior Plastering<br />

Wallpapering<br />

JukeBox Hire<br />

Weddings,21st,<br />

PrivateFunctions<br />

Sound Systems &Lighting Hire<br />

Phone DJ Dave<br />

03 308 5106<br />

027 251 0015<br />

www.soundmanagement.co.nz<br />

2396<strong>04</strong>5<br />

FREE LEGAL HELP<br />

Help in person by appointment<br />

Thursday9.15am -1.45pm<br />

Ph 0508 CANLAW<br />

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Help by phone Infoline<br />

03 371 3819 or 0508 226 529<br />

215 Tancred Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2422640<br />

RESIDENTIAL &<br />

COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS<br />

Phone Quentin andPhil on<br />

027 282 8908 or 027 2828909<br />

2422635<br />

TOTAL LAWN CARE SERVICES<br />

Lawnmowing and<br />

Lawn Maintenance<br />

Hedges<br />

Garden tidy<br />

Dethatching<br />

David &Debbie Sewell<br />

Phone 027 4171732 l evenings 3078355<br />

2399842<br />

2396257<br />

•Restoration<br />

•Modifications<br />

•Rust Removal<br />

•Custom Fabrications<br />

•WOF Reports<br />

• MagWheel Repairs &Painting<br />

16 Cass Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong>. 03 308 0387<br />

johnsons.panelpaint@gmail.com<br />

www.johnsonspanelpaint.co.nz<br />

Letthe team at<br />

Insideout takecareof<br />

all your painting and<br />

property maintenance<br />

• Painting<br />

• Carpentry<br />

• Renovations<br />

• Projectwisdom<br />

• Maintenance&repairs<br />

2010 LTD<br />

Call Shanetodayon03307 7071<br />

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PETFOOD SUPPLY<br />

Fresh &frozenfood available<br />

Beef &wild gamemince<br />

Dogrolls Dogbones<br />

Frozenchucks<br />

Briskets<br />

Locally<br />

owned and<br />

operated<br />

027 461 9162<br />

jenandmilzyspetfood@gmail.com<br />

99 Archibald Street,Tinwald,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

WE TAKE CARE OF UNWANTED LIVESTOCK<br />

2414182<br />

2432802<br />

We offer the following:<br />

• Gutter and DownpipeCleaning • Weed Spraying<br />

• Moss,Mouldand Lichen Spraying • Spider Proofing<br />

• Gorse and BroomSpraying • FenceLineSpraying<br />

• Chimney/Flue Cleaning $90 • Heat Pump Service$90<br />

MENTION THIS AD WHEN BOOKING FOR A10% DISCOUNT<br />

ON GUTTER AND DOWNPIPE CLEANING<br />

Call Allan on 027 209 5026 an let us know howwecan help<br />

GREAT<br />

RATES<br />

PC Repairs, Set-up and Tutoring<br />

Icome to youday or evening!<br />

NewPCs<br />

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•PCRepairs/Sales •Networks/Servers<br />

•Firewalls/Security •Spyware Clean-up •Training<br />

20 YearsExperience Microso Cerfied Professional<br />

NETWORKS FIREWALLS AND PCS LTD<br />

Robin Johnstone 67 Aitken Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

P: 03 308 1440 C: 027 768 4058<br />

robinbj@xtra.co.nz<br />

2427631<br />

2422645<br />

2414184<br />

ASHBURTON<br />

GLASS LTD<br />

Experts in glass<br />

Protect what<br />

youvalue the<br />

smartway<br />

Manage your<br />

safety&security<br />

anywhere, anytime<br />

Call 0800 788 393<br />

57 Dobson Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

www.masterguard.co.nz<br />

308-3918<br />

214Wills Street<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

www.ashburtonglass.co.nz<br />

office@ashburtonglass.co.nz<br />

UNDER NEW LOCAL OWNERSHIP<br />

HartleyCurd 021 328 301<br />

Keeping our communitysafefor over25years<br />

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2379279<br />

NEAT GARDENS<br />

Does your garden need monthly<br />

maintenancetokeep it tidy and<br />

looking good through the seasons?<br />

Or perhaps just need aone off tidy<br />

or pruning completed?<br />

We can help!<br />

Allgarden wasteremoved<br />

ContactCAROLYN Phone: 027 2675403 or 3082333<br />

Email: cccolt@xtra.co.nz<br />

2379231<br />

Our authorised techniciansns<br />

service and repair all<br />

makes and models of<br />

sewing machines and<br />

overlockers<br />

OPEN 7DAYS9.30am -4.30pm<br />

Main South Road, Tinwald <strong>Ashburton</strong> | Phone 307 6277<br />

www.anniesquilts.co.nz<br />

2372825<br />

Forall your tyre requirements,<br />

see the localexperts<br />

•Wheelalignments<br />

•Wheelbalancing<br />

197Wills Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> l www.neumannstyres.co.nz<br />

Phone 03 308 6737 (24 hrs –after hours call out applies)<br />

2414198<br />

Lubes WOF<br />

Allmechanical repairs<br />

TRIANGLE<br />

GARAGE LTD<br />

Victoria Street,<br />

TheTriangle,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone: (03) 308 6772<br />

24142<strong>04</strong><br />

2422660<br />

Integrity Estate Services specialise in;<br />

• Full interior house clean, including carpets<br />

• Full exterior service<br />

• Preparing/de-cluttering houses<br />

• Packing<br />

• Re-homing furniture<br />

Complimentary 30 minute walk through consultation<br />

“Professional co-ordination of your relocation needs”<br />

Kate Webster 027 500 1033<br />

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“IntegrityEstate<br />

Services”<br />

•CARS •4WDs •CAMPERVANS<br />

Automotive<br />

Diagnostics &<br />

Servicing<br />

03 308 6646<br />

•Automotiveservicing,repairs<br />

and diagnostics<br />

•Latest scan tools and<br />

servicedata<br />

•All makes and models including<br />

European and Japanese<br />

•Vehicle transportand recovery<br />

TheBig Blue Shed<br />

CnrJohn &McLean Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2422659<br />

Electrician<br />

Residential and Commercial<br />

<br />

<br />

Repairs and renovations<br />

Kitchens and bathrooms<br />

Sheds,garages,workshops<br />

Tagand test<br />

Competitiverates, free quotes<br />

Simon 021 576 <strong>04</strong>4<br />

simon@simonthesparky.co.nz<br />

Fast, Friendly &Reliable<br />

115 Archibald Street,Tinwald,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone /Fax: (03) 307 2354<br />

Email tincanup@xtra.co.nz www.tinwaldcanvas.co.nz<br />

2396<strong>04</strong>7<br />

UNDER NEW<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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*Commercial<br />

PHONE TRAVISHOWDEN 027 922 4544<br />

2379146<br />

“we clean to a<br />

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not aprice”<br />

• regular full house cleans<br />

• one off spring cleans<br />

• farm houses<br />

• builders cleans<br />

• <br />

100% LOCAL<br />

03 307 2656<br />

www.ashburtoncleaning.co.nz<br />

2414181<br />

•Manufacturer and supplier of<br />

Rylock aluminium windows and doors<br />

•Retrodouble glazing installers foradrier,<br />

warmer,quieter home<br />

Forafreequote, contactDavid &Lorayne Oakley<br />

PHONE 308 8493. EMAIL: owdrylock@gmail.com<br />

8A John Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2396<strong>04</strong>0<br />

Your Digital<br />

TV Experts<br />

• Aerial/Dish installations and repairs<br />

• Prewirefor TV/Audio and controlsystems<br />

• TV wall mounting • Cell phone aerials<br />

• Home theatreinstallation<br />

• Authorised SkyTVtechnician<br />

Servicing<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Geraldine<br />

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ASHBURTON<br />

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PH 308 7332 /027 277 1062<br />

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•Stonework•Brick &blockwork<br />

•Artificialgrass and more...<br />

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NEWS<br />

34 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Bouncers on ahigh<br />

ASouth Canterbury long­tailed bat.<br />

Bird of the year...<br />

is batty<br />

TheofficialwinnerofBirdof<br />

the Year hasbeen announced,<br />

andit's notabird, it’s abat.<br />

Thelong­tailedbat beat all<br />

the feathered frontrunners<br />

and won by 3000 votes.<br />

Second place went to the<br />

kakapo, therifleman got third,<br />

thekea was fourth and the<br />

southern royalalbatross was<br />

fifth.<br />

Batsare New Zealand's only<br />

PHOTO JONO MORE<br />

native land mammals, and<br />

they are classed as nationally<br />

critical,and facealot of the<br />

same threats that our native<br />

birdsdo.<br />

The long­tailedbat is<br />

threatenedbypests such as<br />

possums, stoats,ratsand cats<br />

andBirdofthe Yearwas an<br />

opportunity to givethema<br />

momentinthe sun theydon't<br />

usually have.<br />

Local trampolinistshave<br />

performed wellatthe<br />

CanterburyPrimary,<br />

Intermediate and Secondary<br />

Schools Trampoline and<br />

DoubleMiniTrampoline<br />

(DMT) Championships in<br />

Rangiora.<br />

The eventwas cancelled<br />

lastyear and postponed<br />

earlier thisyear, but it was<br />

thirdtimelucky forthe event<br />

which went ahead last<br />

Sunday.<br />

Trampolinists from<br />

Dynamic Gymnastic Sports<br />

swapped their club colours for<br />

school colourstocompete.<br />

In theprimaryage group<br />

JackStanley(Allenton School)<br />

wassecondinboth the<br />

trampolineand DMTand<br />

Samantha Wood (Longbeach<br />

School) wasthird in the<br />

trampolineand DMT.<br />

In theintermediate<br />

competitionFinleigh<br />

Glanville (WakanuiSchool)<br />

won the trampolineand was<br />

secondinthe DMT (Junior<br />

Elite),Addison Judd (Mayfield<br />

School) wassecond in the<br />

trampoline and third in the<br />

DMT (Agrade) and Laura<br />

Stanley (<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Intermediate) wassecond in<br />

the trampoline andsecond in<br />

the DMT (Bgrade).<br />

Jamie Glanville and Sarah Reeve with Canterbury schools’<br />

trampoline championships certificates.<br />

PHOTO SUPPLIED<br />

In the biggest session of the<br />

championships, Jamie<br />

Glanville (<strong>Ashburton</strong>College)<br />

wasfifth in the trampoline<br />

and sixth in the DMT(Junior<br />

Elite) in the secondary<br />

competition,and Sarah Reeve<br />

(Mount Hutt College) was sixth<br />

in the trampolineand fifth in<br />

theDMT (Junior Elite).<br />

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TA LBOT SEC URIT Y GROUP<br />

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-Alarm Response and Patrols<br />

-Alarm<br />

Monitoring<br />

-Alarm and CCTV Installa tion<br />

-Alarm and CCTV Serv ic ing<br />

-Data and Netw orking<br />

-Fire<br />

Ex tin gu is hers<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong>’ s only 100% loc ally ow ned and operated security company<br />

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Ash Solar Power<br />

South Island<br />

FOR ALL YOUR<br />

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REQUIREMENTS,<br />

GIVE<br />

Jann or Karen<br />

acall on<br />

308 7664<br />

www.ashsolarpower.com<br />

Sales l Service l Repairs<br />

E-BIKES l MOTORCYCLES<br />

P 03 308 7982 - E cliff@mckayanddonaldson.co.nz<br />

W www.mckayanddonaldson.co.nz -734 East Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2432622<br />

2422656<br />

Bridgestone<br />

Tyre Centre<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

• New tyre sales<br />

• Wheel alignments<br />

• Wheel balancingand<br />

puncturerepairs<br />

24 HOUR CALLOUTSERVICE<br />

03 307 8438<br />

ForPassenger,Commercial<br />

and Farm Vehicles<br />

Conditions apply.Includes up<br />

to 4.5 litres of Penriteoil and a<br />

standardoil filter.<br />

Seein-storefor details<br />

2431654<br />

2432621<br />

Proudly locallyownedand operated<br />

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SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

AdministrationOfficer<br />

-Water Metering<br />

As our Technical Support Officer -Metering, You’ll enjoy avaried role taking<br />

responsibility for managing our water metering, from collecting data inthe<br />

field, to collating it in our database, analysing the results and providing the<br />

informationtootherteammembersfor billing -this is arole with variety.<br />

You’ll be an experienced administrator with an eyefor detail, who canensure<br />

our data is accurateand preferably has experiencesupervising contractors.<br />

To find out moreabout this vacancy and<br />

what the <strong>Ashburton</strong> DistrictCouncil has<br />

to offeryou -visit our website.<br />

Applications close<br />

Wednesday,10<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers<br />

Accountant<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Contracting Limited (ACL) commenced operations in 1995 and<br />

employs more than 150 people across the region. With expertise across the<br />

broader Civil contracting space ACL have built afantastic reputation for the<br />

qualityand deliveryoftheir work.<br />

If you are looking to broaden your experience and add value at asenior level,<br />

this exciting opportunitycould be the perfect move foryou.<br />

Working closely with the CFO,this role will be responsible for:<br />

• Monthly managementand financialreporting<br />

• Budgeting,forecasting and varianceanalysis<br />

• ERP systemmaintenanceand balancesheet reconciliations<br />

• Managing administration staff<br />

• Process improvement and IT<br />

• Adhoc financialreports and analysis<br />

• AnnualAccountPreparation<br />

Does this soundlikeyou?<br />

• CA or equivalentqualification preferable but notessential<br />

• Commercial accounting experience, ideally in a civil, contracting or<br />

manufacturing environment<br />

• Keentodevelop skills and grow careerincommercial accounting<br />

• Strong communication skills<br />

• Quick to pick up accounting systems and processes<br />

If you are looking for agenuine career opportunity, then apply today to<br />

Holly Paterson at Graham Consulting on 03 962 7642 or email<br />

holly@grahamconsulting.co.nz<br />

2432597<br />

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Machine Operator<br />

Norwest Seed Processing Ltd<br />

Methven<br />

We areasmall family run business located5minutes out of Methven. We have<br />

afull-time position available foranewmachine operatortoassist our current<br />

team members. You will be expectedtohave ahigh focus on<br />

qualityofthe product, the efficiencyofthe plantand your ownsafety.<br />

Duties includebulk seed inwards,forkliftdriving,dispatch, general labouring,<br />

bagging and stacking seed. The applicantwill need to have agood level of<br />

physical fitness with the abilitytoperform manual lifting,team playerwith an<br />

excellentworkethic and prepared to work shifts.<br />

Applicants must hold aNew Zealand Citizenship or Residency.<br />

Please contactCaraWilson on 3021724 forfurther details or email<br />

office@nwsprocessing.co.nz, include acopyofyour CV and acover letter.<br />

Casual Cook /Kitchen Hand<br />

RosebankLifecare is seeking aCasual Cook /<br />

Kitchen Hand to joinour busy kitchen.<br />

If youare areliable person who is able<br />

to workinabusy team environmentthis<br />

job could be foryou.<br />

This role is rostered shifts.<br />

Covid-19vaccinations aremandatory forall staff.<br />

Position descriptionand application form is<br />

available from Rosebank<br />

77 Walnut Avenue,<strong>Ashburton</strong> oremail<br />

admin@rosebanklifecare.co.nz<br />

2432003<br />

2432602<br />

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potential customers<br />

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thatspecial difference<br />

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with asmile.<br />

Phone: 308 7664<br />

199 Burnett St,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

ASHBURTON<br />

Home DeliveryContractor<br />

The ChristchurchPressislooking forasuitable<br />

persontodeliver our newspapers inthe<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Townarea.<br />

Youwill also be deliveringThe <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Guardian three times aweek.<br />

We arelooking forsomeonethatenjoys early<br />

morning work,are reliable, hasacurrentdriver’s<br />

licence, capable of keeping accurate recordsana<br />

customer focussed attitude.<br />

This positionissix days aweek, Mondayto<br />

Saturday, andwould suit someone living in the<br />

local area. Deliveries aretobe<br />

completedby6.30am.<br />

If youthink thismightbefor youand yourequire<br />

moreinformation please contact<br />

distribution@stuff.co.nz<br />

WarrenRiley<br />

DistributionTeam Leader-SouthernRegion<br />

distribution@stuff.co.nz, (021)944 865<br />

Scheme Operator<br />

At MHV Water Limited (MHV) we are one of<br />

the leading water delivery and environmental<br />

management companies in NZ, servicing<br />

approximately 58,000 hectares via open race and<br />

pressurised pipe systems in the Mayfield, Hinds,<br />

Valetta and Ruapunaareas of Mid Canterbury.<br />

Our vision is todeliver solutions that are both<br />

environmentally and economically sustainable<br />

and continue to embrace ourinnovativeheritage.<br />

We are seeking aScheme Operator tojoin our<br />

Operations team and support the efficient<br />

and equitable delivery ofwater to our farmer<br />

shareholders, maintain accurate records, ensure<br />

compliance is met, and undertake general<br />

maintenance of assets. In addition, youwill need<br />

to have solid computer skills with the ability to<br />

learn, use and where necessary, implement new<br />

software.<br />

The successful applicantmusthave:<br />

• Strong communication skills<br />

• Solid level of computer and numeracyskills<br />

• Selfmotivation and be ateam player<br />

• Agood standard of fitness and presentation<br />

• A commitment to Health and Safety,<br />

including being Covid-19 vaccinated due to<br />

working closely in asmall group.<br />

Ideally we arelookingfor apracticalperson with<br />

computer literacy to enable operation of our<br />

modern technology and infrastructure.<br />

A competitive salary package, laptop, mobile<br />

phone and work vehicle, along with training<br />

are available for the successful candidate, soif<br />

you are ateam player with initiative and enjoy<br />

avaried work environment this role is perfect<br />

for you. Accommodation may be available.<br />

Aposition description is available on request.<br />

Please apply with CV and cover lettertoMelanie<br />

Brooks, info@mhvwater.nz.<br />

Applications close Monday8<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

MHV WaterLtd,326 BurnettSt, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

03 307 8389 www.mhvwater.nz<br />

Advertising thatworks!<br />

Talk to Jann or Karentoday<br />

about ways youcan reach<br />

potential customers or<br />

advertising with that<br />

special difference-professional servicewith asmile.<br />

Phone: 308 7664<br />

office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz • 199 Burnett St, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2432482<br />

2375505<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

SPRAY PAINTER/PREPPER<br />

Afull time position has become available in our<br />

Panel and Paintshop foraQualified Spray Painter.<br />

Theposition requires<br />

• Good work ethics<br />

• Have ahigh standardindetail and finish<br />

• Tobereliable<br />

• The abilitytoworkunsupervised<br />

• Toworkinateam and meet production deadlines<br />

• NZresidencyorvalid NZ work visa<br />

Please send resume and coverletter to<br />

TheGeneral Manager<br />

Bus and Truck Body Work Ltd<br />

PO Box51, <strong>Ashburton</strong>7740<br />

Phone Keith on 0274 274 007 or 307 0378<br />

Email busandtruckbodywork@xtra.co.nz<br />

Customer Service<br />

MaintenancePerson<br />

Areyou looking forchange?<br />

We have afull time permanent position available<br />

within our small selectteam.<br />

We are alocally owned company that has been<br />

servicing Mid Canterbury and the wider area for<br />

20 Years.<br />

The susccessful applicant would need to be<br />

preferablybut not necessarily<br />

• Mechanically minded<br />

• Reliable<br />

• Service driven<br />

• Ateam player<br />

If youhaveagoodsense of humour,enjoy a<br />

varietyofwork,and have aclean driver’s licence,<br />

then please send your cv to<br />

admin@ashburtonuhire.co.nz<br />

Martin Bennett Hydraulics is a locally owned<br />

and operated business which has been operating<br />

in Canterbury since 2014 with avaried customer<br />

base.<strong>Ashburton</strong>isathriving communitywith great<br />

schools and amenities. Asour business is growing,<br />

we arenow looking forour next hydraulicwhiz.<br />

This position is Canterburybased but youmay have<br />

the odd occasion whereyou will have<br />

to travel out of the area.<br />

Theposition<br />

This position offers lots of variety, from problem<br />

solving to customer service, all jobs big and small.<br />

Youmay be in the workshop one minute and away<br />

to sitethe next.Notwo days areeverthe same.This<br />

is afull-time position with rostered weekend on call.<br />

Vehicle and phone will be provided.<br />

Skills and experience<br />

To be successful in the role youwill need to have<br />

• A high level of technical understanding and<br />

knowledge forthe position<br />

• Excellentcommunication skills<br />

• The abilitytoworkwellautonomously and within<br />

adiverse team<br />

• Excellenttimemanagementskills<br />

• Acustomer-friendly attitude<br />

• Aninterest inlearning new things<br />

• Motivation and enthusiasm<br />

• Afull,current driver’s licence(required)<br />

• Bedrug free<br />

• Must have aNew Zealand work visa<br />

If you think you would like to be our next<br />

whiz please email your CV and cover letter to<br />

alison@martinbennett.co.nz<br />

Applications close Friday 19th <strong>November</strong><br />

2432766<br />

2433286<br />

2432509<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

TO LET<br />

HOME Sitters required from<br />

20 Dec. Lovely homes/<br />

pets. Ph Lisa 021 547 262<br />

www.<br />

townandcountryhomesit.<br />

co.nz<br />

HOME SERVICES<br />

ROOF COATINGS: All roof<br />

types, specializing in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep<br />

roofs not a problem. —<br />

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

HOMESITTERS REQUIRED<br />

Ad# 38941<br />

Wanted: Homesitters required<br />

over Christmas/New Year<br />

Need achange of scenery over<br />

the silly season? We are looking<br />

for mature, responsible, pet<br />

loving people to homesit some<br />

beautiful homes and pets.<br />

Situations vary from 1-3 weeks<br />

in Christchurch and surrounds.<br />

Singles/couples only please.<br />

Search postanote.co.nz<br />

for more details.<br />

RELIEF DRIVER. Part-time,<br />

Countdown, on-line deliveries.<br />

Requirements: Smart<br />

phone, double COVID vaccinated,<br />

clean driver’s<br />

licence, fit, well presented.<br />

For more details contact<br />

Emma on 027 602 3991<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

No experienceneeded,<br />

just agoodattitude!<br />

We’ve gotanumber<br />

of jobs availablefor<br />

agriculturallabourers.<br />

Excellentworkhours<br />

Part-time or full-time<br />

hours available<br />

Short-term roleswith<br />

opportunity to longtermworkonoffer<br />

Great rates<br />

Great fit for semi<br />

retired, dayworkers, or<br />

working around school<br />

hours<br />

Email us your CV<br />

jobs@agstaff.co.nz<br />

or call us on<br />

0800112211<br />

to startASAP.<br />

2365805<br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Retail Manager<br />

We arelooking foranexperienced<br />

Retail Manager who is keen to<br />

join averyspecial organisation.<br />

TheHospiceMid CanterburyShop<br />

raisesfunds to enable HospiceMid Canterburyto<br />

supportindividuals andfamiliesthroughout the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> district who aredealing with alifelimiting<br />

illness.<br />

TheRetail Manager willrun the shopefficiently,<br />

motivating andsupporting ourwonderful<br />

team of volunteers, andvaluingour customers<br />

and donors. The person we areseeking will be<br />

computerliterate, have strong organisational and<br />

managementskills,andhavethe abilitytodevelop<br />

and maintain various sales platforms,including<br />

online.<br />

This is awonderful opportunitytomakeapositive<br />

differenceinourcommunity.<br />

30 hours per week, job sharearrangement/some<br />

flexibilitycan be considered.<br />

Pleasecontact debbie@hospicemc.nztorequesta<br />

Job Description or forfurtherinformation.<br />

To applyfor thisposition,email acover letter and<br />

CV.(Applications mustinclude tworeferences)<br />

Applications will closeon12th <strong>November</strong><strong>2021</strong>.<br />

GRAZING<br />

SHEEP Grazing available. 4<br />

paddocks, free, Tuarangi<br />

Road. OR, Wanted Sheep<br />

and Lambs. Negotiations.<br />

Phone 027 2<strong>04</strong> 9709, 03<br />

308 5193 Thank you.<br />

WANTED TO RENT<br />

URGENTLY needed -looking<br />

for 3-4 bedrooms. Town<br />

or country by retired farming<br />

couple. Love gardens<br />

and outside upkeep. Phone<br />

027 387 7717.<br />

BUSINESS FOR SALE<br />

SELL<br />

SIX Dining room chairs. Rimu<br />

spindle back. Two are<br />

carvers. $320. Ph 027 602<br />

4885<br />

9’X 9’ CANVAS Tent in good<br />

condition (can stand up in<br />

it). Large tube to put caravan<br />

awning poles in. Large<br />

windbreak and poles, 8500<br />

x1800h. Phone 021 135<br />

6155<br />

MOBILITY Scooter. Pegasus<br />

Invacare, bigger version.<br />

New Battery. In good condition.<br />

Price on enquiry. Ph<br />

027 203 6692<br />

WANTED TO BUY<br />

2432686<br />

ASHBURTON Scrap Metal<br />

Recyclers buy heavy metal<br />

etc. Free light-grade metal<br />

in-yard dumping 9am-5pm<br />

weekdays &9.30-11.30am<br />

Saturdays. 117 Alford Forest<br />

Rd, (behind<br />

PlaceMakers). Phone 03<br />

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.<br />

FOR LEASE<br />

AWESOME OFFICE space<br />

for lease, rent or hire. Park<br />

like setting. Indoor and outdoor<br />

areas. North West<br />

town boundary. Must view.<br />

Phone 0274 754 241<br />

RENT ME!<br />

Ideal as an extra<br />

bedroomoroffice.<br />

Fully insulatedand<br />

double glazed forwarmth.<br />

Threeconvenientsizes:<br />

Standard3.6m x2.4m,<br />

Large 4.2m x2.4m<br />

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.<br />

Visit our displaycabin<br />

418WestStreet or callfor a<br />

freebrochure.<br />

www.justcabins.co.nz<br />

0800 58 78 22<br />

BUSINESS FOR SALE<br />

Do youwanttocontrol your ownfuture?<br />

My well established lawn and<br />

garden business is forsale.<br />

2422687<br />

STORAGE available, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Self storage, variety<br />

of sizes. Phone Rainbow<br />

Storage 03 307 <strong>04</strong>01 or<br />

phone/text 021 554 570<br />

STORAGE: Secure self storage<br />

units available, long or<br />

short term. <strong>Ashburton</strong> Storage<br />

Facilities. Contact us<br />

on 0274 362 636 or www.<br />

ashburtonstoragefacilities.<br />

co.nz<br />

CARS FOR SALE<br />

NISSAN LD28 Auto. Phone<br />

022 459 5017<br />

Wantedrental property!<br />

An excellenttenant lookingfor a2/3 bedroom<br />

housetorentin<strong>Ashburton</strong>.Weare ayoungfamily<br />

of 3(acoupleand our littlebaby). Ihave my own<br />

house in Christchurch andmovingmyfamily to<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> forafull time position.<br />

Referencewill be provided from employer.<br />

Pleasecontactmeon0224059563orvia email<br />

to mbashir.n1@gmail.com<br />

2432542<br />

Genuine enquiries to 027 206 0503<br />

SELL<br />

LPG<br />

REFILLS<br />

Small LPG cylinders<br />

Off Street Parking<br />

Available<br />

Arthur Cates Ltd<br />

26 McNally Street<br />

Ph 308 5397<br />

Riverside Industrial Estate<br />

LPG REFILLS<br />

9kg cylinders<br />

$27.50<br />

Askaboutour<br />

deliveryservice<br />

Anysizecylinder filled<br />

17 Grey St,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone 307 2707<br />

2430589<br />

2422683<br />

2422689


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

ALTERATIONS; Sewing<br />

mending and trouser hemming,<br />

curtain alterations<br />

and curtain making. Call<br />

Michelle on 027 352 7248<br />

BUILD work to do? Contact<br />

Kiwi Building and Maintenance<br />

Ltd. Alterations,<br />

Renovations, New builds.<br />

Qualified Tradesmen.<br />

Phone Cawte 027 418<br />

7955.<br />

CARPET 2YOU -for all your<br />

flooring needs. Supplier<br />

and installer of carpet and<br />

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,<br />

carpet cleaning. Phone<br />

Mike Gill 027 491 4210.<br />

CARPET Cleaning. Powerful<br />

equipment and fast drying.<br />

Upholstery, mats and rugs.<br />

Experienced owner/operator.<br />

Phone John Cameron<br />

at Supersucker. 027 435<br />

1<strong>04</strong>2 or 308 1677<br />

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,<br />

servicing <strong>Ashburton</strong> and<br />

surrounding districts, $60<br />

per chimney. Phone<br />

Rodney on 03 324 2999<br />

and leave amessage.<br />

COMPUTER repairs, sales,<br />

training, setup wirelessnetworks,<br />

spyware<br />

cleanup. On-site day or<br />

evening. Low fees. Call<br />

Robin Johnstone, Networks<br />

Firewalls and PC’s Ltd, 308<br />

1440 or 027 768 4058<br />

CONCRETE Services -<br />

Driveways, paths, patios,<br />

mowing edging. Decorative<br />

Concrete Specialist operating<br />

locally with 30 years<br />

experience. No job too big<br />

or small. Contactless service<br />

offered. Phone Paul<br />

021 152 1966.<br />

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,<br />

farm equipment<br />

service and maintenance,<br />

WOF repairs, machining<br />

and welding. Odd jobs a<br />

speciality. Mobile workshop.<br />

Can collect. Phone<br />

Malcolm 0274 754 241.<br />

FENCE Staining; do you<br />

need your fence stained or<br />

painted? Make your house<br />

asummer stunner. Call 027<br />

929 03<strong>04</strong><br />

FIRE Extinquisher sales and<br />

servicing. On farm/<br />

contractors - trucks/tractors/balers/combines/cars/<br />

boats/caravans etc. Phone<br />

Mack at Doors and More on<br />

027 396 0361<br />

FLY control and spider<br />

proofing. For all your<br />

domestic and industrial<br />

pest control needs phone<br />

AJ Kerr at <strong>Ashburton</strong> Pest<br />

Control on 03 308 8147 or<br />

027 432 5447<br />

FURNITURE Removals. For<br />

all your household removal<br />

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,<br />

office relocations -<br />

call Nudges Furniture<br />

Removals, phone 027 224<br />

0609.<br />

GARDENING, mowing,<br />

pruning, fertilising, projects<br />

or general spruce ups? Call<br />

Andrew at Spruce Gardens<br />

to get the job done right.<br />

027 765 2899 or 03 307<br />

1693.<br />

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz<br />

GUTTER Cleaning. Using a<br />

vacuum system to clean<br />

out the debris is a faster<br />

and cleaner process. Call<br />

Allan on 027 209 5026.<br />

INTERIOR<br />

PLASTERING<br />

New or existing,<br />

level 4finish, full skim<br />

plaster or repairs<br />

The Finishing Company<br />

03 307 8870 2416186<br />

LAWN Mowing. No job too<br />

small. Call Les Smith, From<br />

The Ground Up, for acompetitive<br />

quote. Ph 027 840<br />

0201 or 03 308 1500.<br />

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.<br />

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold<br />

door roller repairs.<br />

Mobile service. Call Nigel at<br />

Doors and More. Ph 027<br />

516 71<strong>04</strong><br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

SUN Control Window Tinting:<br />

Privacy, UV, glare, heat<br />

control for homes, offices<br />

and cars. Phone Craig<br />

Rogers 307 6347, www.<br />

windowtinter.co.nz, member<br />

of Master Tinters NZ.<br />

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV<br />

block, glare, heat control,<br />

safety, security, privacy,<br />

frosting films, solar protective<br />

window films. Free<br />

quotes, 20 years local service.<br />

Phone 0800 368 468<br />

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.<br />

tintawindow.co.nz<br />

EDUCATIONAL<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

URGENT CARE CLINIC<br />

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS<br />

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal<br />

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,<br />

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou<br />

free health advice on what to do or where to go if you<br />

need urgentcare.<br />

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any<br />

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.<br />

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your<br />

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.<br />

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong> Duty Practice for...<br />

Saturday6th <strong>November</strong> is<br />

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.<br />

Sunday7th <strong>November</strong> is<br />

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.<br />

To make an appointmentcall your regular GP 24/7.<br />

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the<br />

weekend and public holidays please telephone<br />

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105<br />

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.<br />

Details foraccessing the afterhoursservices will be<br />

on the answer phone.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,<br />

East Street will be open on ...<br />

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm<br />

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm<br />

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open<br />

normal trading hours during the week,and on<br />

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.<br />

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays<br />

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice<br />

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116<br />

Brought<br />

toyouby<br />

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

CHEESE: Local Artisan<br />

farmstead cheddar style<br />

cheese. Buy 2for free intown<br />

delivery. www.<br />

hipicheese.co.nz<br />

DUCK EGGS<br />

$10/dozen, $20 for atray of 30.<br />

Ph.0224780305.<br />

POTATOES; Nadine, Red<br />

Rascall and Agria $1.25kg,<br />

or pre-ordered 10kg bags<br />

$10. Phone 03 308 3195 or<br />

027 531 9103. 81 Elizabeth<br />

Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

GARAGE SALES<br />

CAMPING gear, small fridge,<br />

bench ovens, sleeping<br />

bags, odds and ends. Saturday<br />

9am-2pm, 295<br />

Tancred Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

EDUCATIONAL<br />

Dangerous GoodsCourse<br />

NZTAApproved Course Provider,MITO&Competenz Assessor<br />

Dangerous Goods Course-½dayMondaymornings<br />

CommunityHouse,<strong>Ashburton</strong>oryour work place<br />

Forfurtherinformation<br />

PhoneChristine027 245 2563<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

DebraCurtin<br />

Chiropractor<br />

03 308 9516<br />

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz<br />

CountdownComplex, East Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755<br />

2432726<br />

2432805<br />

GARDEN SUPPLIES<br />

MEETINGS<br />

TINWALD<br />

GOLF CLUB INC<br />

Annual General Meeting<br />

Tuesday16th <strong>November</strong><br />

8pm at the Clubrooms<br />

Minutesfromthe<br />

2020 AGM<br />

Presidents Reports<br />

FinancialReport<br />

Election of Officers<br />

GeneralBusiness<br />

Andrew Barrie<br />

Secretary<br />

Collegiate Rugby<br />

FootballClub<br />

AGM<br />

Wednesday,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 17th<br />

7pm<br />

at Smithfield Road<br />

Clubrooms<br />

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING<br />

WEDNESDAY 17th NOVEMBER <strong>2021</strong><br />

MEETING ROOM<br />

BASKETBALL MID CANTERBURYSTADIUM 7PM<br />

BUSINESS: •Adoption of Annual Report<br />

•Adoption of Financial Report<br />

•Election of Officers •General Business<br />

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL<br />

MEETING OF<br />

MidCanterburyNetball Centre Inc<br />

Monday6th of December at 7.30pm at<br />

TheSuites <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Business:<br />

Apologies<br />

Roll Call<br />

Confirmation of Minutes of 2020 AGM<br />

Presentation of Annual Report<br />

Presentation of Awards<br />

Election of Officers<br />

General Business<br />

2432560<br />

2432855<br />

Erin Tasker<br />

Centre Manager<br />

MidCanterburyNetball<br />

GARDEN SUPPLIES<br />

MUSHROOM COMPOST<br />

Nowisthe time to dig in our topqualitymushroom<br />

compost to your vegetable garden. Ideal to replenish nutrients<br />

used by previous crops and improvethe soil structure.<br />

It also adds beneficial micro-organisms to thetired soil.<br />

$50 per cubic metreor$10 bag.<br />

Freedelivery within town boundary.<br />

Open 6daysaweek at our Tinwald yard,<br />

208 Maronan Road. Phone 021 129 8936 or 03 308 3331<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

SAVE $100 on next winters<br />

firewood. Old Man Pine 6m 3<br />

$495. Limited supply. WINZ<br />

accredited. Free delivery to<br />

most of Mid-Canterbury.<br />

Phone 027 297 7563<br />

GARDEN SUPPLIES<br />

GARDENERS Specials.<br />

Sheep or Cow manure<br />

$8/bag. Medium-square linseed<br />

straw $50. Mediumsquare<br />

pea straw $60.<br />

Phone Alan 027 496 7136,<br />

Ian 027 286 3697. AHinds<br />

Lions Project.<br />

JORDANS’S NURSERY<br />

Rhododendrons from $15.<br />

91 Pye Road The Downs<br />

Geraldine. Wednesday to<br />

Saturday 10am to 4pm or<br />

by arrangement. phone 03<br />

6938332 or 0274311815<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

OFFCUTS<br />

$140 PER CORD<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

SLABWOOD<br />

3cordgreen<br />

$330<br />

1cordgreen<br />

$110<br />

1corddry<br />

$140<br />

C.O.D. in town<br />

MEETINGS<br />

Southern<br />

RugbyClub<br />

AGM<br />

Wednesday<br />

17 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Hinds Clubrooms<br />

starting at 7:30pm<br />

Allwelcome<br />

Anyenquiries to<br />

Phil Cushnie<br />

027 439 9555<br />

2417586<br />

Adams Sawmill<br />

Malcolm McDowell Rd<br />

Phone<br />

308-3595<br />

2428886<br />

2422039<br />

2432015<br />

2431149<br />

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MEETINGS<br />

MEETINGS<br />

37<br />

MidCanterburyCommunityVehicleTrust<br />

AGM<br />

Tuesday23<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

10.30am<br />

Rakaia Room, CommunityHouse,<br />

44 Cass Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

DuetoCovid 19 numbers willbelimited<br />

Please RSVP:<br />

Email: Lesley.symington@safermidcanterbury.org.nz<br />

MidCanterburyHockeyAssociation<br />

Annual General Meeting<br />

Tuesday23rd<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong>, 7pm<br />

at the Domain Pavilion, Walnut Avenue<br />

AllWelcome<br />

ExecutiveCommittee &LifeMembership<br />

Nominations/Resolutions and Items of<br />

General Businessclose<br />

5pm Tuesday9th <strong>November</strong><strong>2021</strong><br />

Forfurther information visit<br />

www.mchockey.co.nz<br />

or email admin@mchockey.co.nz<br />

TINWALD RUGBYCLUB<br />

AGM<br />

7pm<br />

Tuesday9th <strong>November</strong><br />

TinwaldRugbyClubrooms<br />

(Cnr Maronan Rd &Shearman Street)<br />

All welcome<br />

Anyapologies to Ken Aitken 027 366 8603<br />

or email kenandseyad@yahoo.co.nz<br />

ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY<br />

HISTORY GROUP INC.<br />

AGM<br />

9th <strong>November</strong><strong>2021</strong>, 7.30pm<br />

at ADFHGRooms,<br />

Heritage Centre,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

•PresentationofReports<br />

•ElectionofOffices<br />

GuestSpeaker:Lindsay Watson<br />

Supper<br />

ANNUAL GENERAL<br />

MEETING<br />

THURSDAY18<br />

NOVEMBER <strong>2021</strong><br />

at 2pm<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Seniors Centre,<br />

206 Cameron Street<br />

Everyone Welcome<br />

Guest Speaker –<br />

Deputy Mayor<br />

Liz McMillan<br />

Masks must be worn<br />

2432788<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

2432557<br />

2431210<br />

2430809<br />

2433<strong>04</strong>8<br />

2432328<br />

ACUPRESSURE<br />

CLINIC<br />

Enhances your<br />

body’s own natural<br />

self-healing<br />

Pain relief/Speeds recovery<br />

from illness, injury and surgery.<br />

•Noneedles/safe for all ages<br />

•Good-Health Maintenance<br />

•Affordable/flexible hours<br />

•Home visits on request<br />

Janet Hayes<br />

Ph 308 6951<br />

registered practitioner<br />

2362037


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PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

Christmas Vouchers in-store for the hard to buy for!<br />

2433111<br />

2xTabbys<br />

READY NOW<br />

6&12<br />

months old<br />

Food donations appreciated.<br />

Kindly sponsored by<br />

Adrienne Patterson<br />

Ph308 4432<br />

2432746<br />

THE JACKSON’SBISTRO<br />

Thursdayand Saturday5.30pm -8pm<br />

Wednesdaylunch from 12pm<br />

OpenTuesdaytoSunday<br />

ThursdayHappyHour<br />

4.30pm -6pm<br />

Membership Draw &Raffles<br />

LintonLounge available to hirefor<br />

Christmas and privatefunctions.<br />

Ourclub andbistro operates responsibly<br />

under the Covid Level2restrictions<br />

Courtesy vanruns every<br />

Thursday, Friday&Saturdayfrom4pm.<br />

Join the RSA (the friendly Club)<br />

12-14 Cox Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone 308 7175<br />

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome<br />

Peter Blacklow<br />

PETE’S<br />

PICK<br />

Full range of engineering supplies and accessories forall your repairs<br />

&maintenance. Kerrick hot &cold waterblasters &industrial vacuumcleaners.<br />

Esseti welders &accessories. Stockists and distributors of Trailer Equipment.<br />

Locally owned &operated family business for 68 years<br />

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1.40 No Time to Die<br />

2.15 TheEternals<br />

4.30 Juniper<br />

5.15 Halloween Kills<br />

6.10 Antlers<br />

7.30 No Time to Die<br />

8.00 TheEternals<br />

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10.00 Rons Gone Wrong<br />

11.40 TheBoss Baby2<br />

12.00 Rons Gone Wrong<br />

1.40 Juniper<br />

2.15 TheLast Duel<br />

3.20 TheEternals<br />

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6.10 Antlers<br />

8.00 TheEternals<br />

8.15 Halloween Kills<br />

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11.50 TheLast Duel<br />

12.50 No Time to Die<br />

2.30 TheEternals<br />

3.50 Rons Gone Wrong<br />

5.30 No Time to Die<br />

6.00 Antlers<br />

8.00 TheEternals<br />

8.15 Halloween Kills<br />

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• H905mm<br />

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• H900m<br />

W600mm<br />

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