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Projects set

for Hampstead

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Methven Primary School rock band, Herding Cats, from left, Owen Hende, Henry Guild, Huey Mee,

Noah Gill andMaxColeman wonarockstar styles award for their interactive performance.

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Hockey service

recognised

Youngrockers fromMethven

PrimarySchool have taken

outsometoptierawardsin

oneofthree Rockshop

Bandquest Christchurch

regionalcompetitions.

The Ultimate Noodlers

bandmadeupof Isaac

Phimister (vocals,guitar),

MaxMcKay(leadguitar),

Kaylum Davis (bass) and

Clarry Hooker (drums) took

second placeintheir online

regionalcompetition, and

base playerKaylum Davis

wonthe rock­solid bassist

award.

Fellowschoolrockband,

HerdingCats, made up of

HenryGuild (vocals),Max

Coleman (guitar), Owen

Hende(guitar),NoahGill

(bass) andHueyMee(drums)

wonthe rockstar stylesaward

fortheirinteractive

performance.

Musicteacher Wayne

Pannett,ofWayne’s Schoolof

Rock,was full of praise for

theyoungmusicians.

‘‘All theboys are keen

talented musicians with alot

of energy andareapleasure

to tutor,’’ he said.

The regionalfinalwas won

by BranchesofSteel,from

Breens Intermediate.

The Pentagons, of Heaton

NormalIntermediate placed

third.

The competition,which

involvedsubmittingalive

performance pieceonlineunedited

anduninterupted

forup to six minutes ­was

judgedonthe qualityof the

performance,not thevideo

production.

Bothbands did

performances which involved

twosongs each:The Ultimate

Noodlers performedcover

pieces Inthe Summertime (by

Aussie rock band Thirsty

Merc)and TheHardest

ButtontoButton(White

Stripes). HerdingCats

performedSong Two (Blur)

andAbout aGirl(Nirvana).

‘‘They did well,they were

awesome,’’ Mr Pannettsaid.

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Keeping staff key for top cop

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton’s toppolicemanisin

charge of astaffof45that includes

detectives, highway patrol, uniform

officers, other officersand support

staff.

Senior sergeant Leigh Jenkinsgave

apolicingupdate to Ashburton

District councillors at ameeting last

week.

He said he wassatisfiedwiththe

level of police he had to staff the

requirements of the district.

‘‘I am grateful for the level of

staffingIhavenow compared to when

Ifirst arrived and we are managing

quite well,’’ he said.

Mr Jenkins saidthere was arecent

spike in volumecrime and in ashort

spreewerefive cars were taken and

11 broken into.

Two offenders, who were from out

of town, wereapprehended andwere

awaiting adate in court.

Young musicians rock online

From Page1

Music teacher Wayne Pannett has

taught The Ultimate Noodlers

individually andasaband for thepast

couple of years. The four boys are

agedaroundnine or 10.

And the five musicians in Herding

Cats­aged about eight and nine ­for

about 18 months.

‘‘They are all very,very keen

musicians, enthusiastic,’’ he said.

‘‘They run to practice (twiceaweek)

theyjustcan’t wait.’’

Mr Pannett has five bands under his

wingspanning primaryand secondary

schoolaged, which bode well for

future competitions online and, the

perferred way, live in front of an

audience.

Bandquest organiserGlenn

Common said the online video

platform worked well, as it did for

Smokefree Rockquest regionally in

2020,and as it hadfor regionally

isolated RockshopBandquest acts

since 2012.

‘‘Prior to lockdown, we had arecord

264 entriesfor 2021,’’ he said.

Already more than 85 per cent of the

actsfrom the upper North Island had

submitted video footage for the

Auckland regionals.

‘‘Ideally, much of thisevent is about

givingstudents experience

performing to audiences on

professional stages, but where that

hasn’tbeen possible,video

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Currently it was business as usual,

he said.

Mr Jenkins said his biggest

challenge was staff retention.

The policewere going througha

transition where older members

were going into retirement andthe

force was being boostedbynew

recruits.

‘‘The averagebirth date of apolice

The Ultimate Noodlers band made up of Isaac Phimister (vocals, guitar), Max

McKay (lead guitar), Kaylum Davis (bass) and Clarry Hooker (drums) got

second place in the online regional competition.

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submission has been aworkable

alternative,’’ he said.

‘‘Although it is disappointing forus

to have to move away from live events,

as it will be for theyoung musicians

involved, we are glad that they have

had the chance to grow their

musicianship, performance,

teamworkand communication skills

already in their preparation forthe

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officerinNew Zealand is 1969, andI

was told this three years ago at police

college. But they anticipatethatin

five years time it willbe1996,’’ he

said.

Mr Jenkinshad new fresh

graduates from police college who

were aged 19 and20and more were

expected.

Often recruits lastedacouple of

yearshere andinorder to then fulfill

ambitions to be detectivesordog

handlers they movedtometro areas.

He estimated40to50per cent of

his staff lived outside of the district

andcommuted here,whichhesaid

surprised him.

Mr Jenkinsmade aconscience

push to try to recruit staffwho were

from Ashburton. Fourrecent recruits

andfour more in the wings, who had

been requested, were local,hesaid.

Mr Jenkinstoldcouncillors that

baseball caps forpolicewerenow

part of the uniform and they were on

the wayfor his staffnextyear.

‘‘Keepingstudents, teachers,the

audiences and our crew safeisof

paramount importance.’’

Thejudges for the Christchurch

regional were Nelson based

performer, Dayna Sanerivi, and

Wellington based producer, Jesse

Austin­Stewart.

Theregional winners will now have

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Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

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Projects lined up at Hampstead School

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Anew learning support

resource building, on­site staff

car park and new sports sheds

are set to be added to the

Hampstead School site from the

middle of next year.

The additions are being

funded by the Ministry of

Education, but projects will be

managed by the school.

School principal Peter

Melrose said the projects were

in various stages of planning

and had been proposed two

years ago.

Anew fit for purpose learning

support unit/resourcearea

would include five breakout

spaces, an office, toilet and

kitchen.

The 150m2 building would be

built where the current sports

sheds were, he said.

The sports sheds, located on

the site of the old school toilets,

would be rebuilt elsewhere to

provide more practical storage

and also aworkshop for the

school caretaker.

Mr Melrose said the new

learning support building would

be used by the school’s four

part­time special needs

teachers, teacher aides working

with children, for ESOL classes

Hampstead Schoolpupils (from

left) Paige Green, 9, Hannah

Stephens, 10, and Zara Lawson,

9, in front of thesports sheds to

be replaced with anewlearning

support unit.

and for extension work.

The special needs bus would

have access right up to the new

building through areconfigured

entry.

MrMelrose said Hampstead

School had 12 special needs

students.

All were supported and had a

variety of needs and various

conditions.

Anew on­site staff parking

area with 40 parks will be built

and accessed from Oxford

Street.

Mr Melrose said the car park

would free up the road around

school for parents dropping off

and picking up children.

Pupils boost supplies at Vinnies foodbank

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

St Joseph’s School pupils have

beenhelping to boost the

diminishing supplies of theSt

VincentdePaulfood bank

ahead of this Monday night’s

Toot for Tucker.

Toot for Tucker collection

starts from 6pm, but peopleare

encouraged to put their bagged

grocery items at the gatefrom

5pm,toavoid beingmissed by

volunteer collectors.

Donated food from the food

drive will be split between

Ashburton's charityfood banks,

St VincentdePaul, Salvation

Armyand Presbyterian

Support.

Young Vinnies Club members

from St Joseph's School, as well

as pupils from Kea 9, took

grocery items to St Vincentde

Paul lastweek after organising

afundraiser and adisco event.

St Joseph’spupils Elizaand

Lulu said twogroups of 16

pupils made up theYoung

VinniesClub per year, each

groupserving two terms.

Thegirlshave been club

members for thepast two terms.

They are supported by Mary

Kitchen, of St Vincent de Paul

Society, whoco­ordinates

Young Vinnies in schools.

“At schoolwedomultiple

fundraisers each year and for

some of them we ask people to

come with agold coin or food.

“This timeweaskedschool

students to bring somefood to

fill the shelves at St Vincent De

Paul in response to the fact

shelves were getting emptied as

demand increased.

‘‘Weheldafooddrive ...

asking studentstodonate an

item of food. We got quite afew

things like baked beans,

spaghetti, rice, rice risotto,

cereals andcanned fruit.

“Weare really thankful for

the school community andthe

parents fordonating. It is

greatlyappreciated andvery

humbling to have that levelof

generosity shown.

“This termour virtueis

generosity. Our big focus has

also beenusing ourgifts and

talents to help others.”

The Young Vinnies then

walkedthe food from the school

to the charity shop on Victoria

Street.

“Thereweresomany items it

took 19 peopletowalk it all

there,” they said.

The Kea 9pupils whoran the

disco charged pupils an item of

food to enter, which wasalso

donated to St VincentdePaul.

“We often willdoa

fundraiser for St VincentDe

Paulbut it is notanannual

thing ­itisoften aresponse if St

VincentDePauloradifferent

charity needs help,” thegirls

said.

Their work had included

fundraisers, visiting old

people’s home, Meals on

Wheels or volunteering for

different things such as

gardening at the church,

visiting the fire brigade to learn

about volunteering, supporting

Father Huynh with his water

purification mission for his

homecountry, Red Heart Day,

Children's Cancer Society, or

Covid Respond forIndia to help

raise moneytosendfor hand

sanitizing equipment.

The YoungVinnies next

social action activity is for Loud

Shirt Day on December3

supportingchildren with

hearing difficulties.

Young Vinnies Club members of St Joseph’s School with their food

donations.

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Closure for busy intersection

Ashburton

December 8, 9, 10,

13, 14, 15, 16

January 17, 18, 19

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There will be a24­hour

temporary closure of the

Walnut Avenue and East

Street intersection this

weekend.

It will start from from

7am on Sunday and go

through until 7am Monday

morning.

There will be no access

in or out of the intersection

over this time.

The closure, originally

scheduled for last

weekend, will see crews

remove the existing road

and lay new asphalt.

NZTA have provided

nearby residents with an

0800 number to discuss any

specific needs such as

nurse/doctor visits or

Meals on Wheels deliveries

etc.

Over the past six weeks

NZTA have constructed the

northern stormwater basin,

installed new light poles

and relocated some

existing light poles,

completed most of the

major trenching for

services, built new kerb

and channel throughout

the site and commenced

footpath construction

adjacent to the Ashburton

Domain.

The work continues over

the coming weeks when the

excavation of the southern

During the closure the existing road will be will removed new asphalt put down.

PHOTO DANIEL TOBIN

stormwater basin will be

completed, kerb and

channel construction,

demolition of the old

KiwiRail building and

continuing construction of

stormwater drainage,

footpath and road.

The Walnut Avenue

project is part of the NZ

Upgrade Programme and is

expected to take 18 months

and be completed in late

What you need to know

2022/early 2023.

•A30km/h speed restriction remains in place during the

project to help keep road users and road workers safe. People

are urged to travel through the site with extra care.

•There will mostly be two lanes of traffic available on SH1,

with Stop/Go used intermittently.

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Council has options to challenge

Three Waters mandate decision

Ashburton District Councilhas more

optionstojoinother territorial

authoritiesindiscussionsand

challengestogovernment’s mandated

Three Waters water reform.

Ashburton District mayor Neil

Brown told councillorslast week there

was alot going on behindthe scenes

withmayors aroundthe country in an

attempttofind amoreacceptable

path.

Aletter signed by dozensofcouncils,

including Ashburton, asked for afaceto

facemeeting with Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardernand wasawaiting a

reply fromthe government,hesaid.

Amemorandumofunderstanding

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Christmas art show opens

Ashburton Society of Arts now

has its Christmas Show open

at Short Street studio.

The show features a

selection of paintings and

crafts by alarge group of

society members. The guest

artist is Jennifer Neutze.

The exhibition can be

viewed on weekends (11am

until 4pm) and on Mondays

and Wednesdays (10am until

1pm) if the sign is out.

The Christmas Show runs

until December 12.

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The piles of collected tree debris at Methven Cemetery.

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Fundsto clean

upMethven

Cemetery

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Additional fundinghas been

given to complete theextensive

clean­up at the Methven

Cemetery following asevere

windevent in September.

The event causedthe closure

of the cemetery to the public

because of the risk of trees

continuing to topple.

AshburtonDistrict

councillorsagreed council

should be involved in the site

clean­up and funditthrough

harvested log sales andcouncil

funds.

There arenofirm costs yet,

but the estimatedcost of site

clean­up, reinstatement and

worksto allow for future

increased capacity at the

cemetery are up to $90,000.

The work will be funded from

netlog sales of $20,000and up

to $70,000 fromthe Methven

Cemetery cost centre.

The cost centrehad asurplus

of $16,000in2019/20,and

$29,000 in 2020/21, leaving a

deficit of $25,000 to be funded

from the generalrate.

At last week’s council

meeting councillor Stuart

Wilson asked whyopenspaces

wasnot funding thework

through existingbudgets.

Council open spaces manager

Ian Soper told him the

September storm was a‘‘left

field event’’ and there was no

budget.

He said most of the costs

involved were to clean up the

site, including the‘‘forestry

mess’’ left by the last harvesting

and windrowed stumps.

Grinding the stumpsrather

than burning them would

supply an estimated 2000m3of

mulch that could be used onsite

and at other locations in

Methven.

Cr Angus McKaysaid the

cemeterycurrently looked ‘‘an

absolute disgrace’’ and work on

cleaning it up neededtostart.

Cr Liz McMillanagreed,

sayingthe piles of debris were

huge and the walking path

neededtobereinstatedassoon

as possible.

Acemetery development

plan will be presented to

Methven Community Boardat

its meeting on Monday and will

then go to council.

Festive tables at

Trott’s Garden

Businesses, groupsor

individuals wanting to unleash

theirfestive creativity are

invited tobeapart of a

ChristmasTables eventhosted

by Trott’s Garden next month.

Those wanting todisplay can

choose fromoblong or round

tables and have the opportunity

to promote whothey are

throughthe competition.

Entrants have 90 minutesto

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Charity garage sale

Ashburton Pakeke Lions is after good

quality donateditemsforits annualcharity

garage sale.

They are after surplus itemsincluding

furniture,garden equipment, household,

workshop and othersellable items.

Donations shouldnot include old

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The garagesalewillbeheld January29

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David Fisher has been involved in local hockey for over two

decades.

Hockey award

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Mid Canterbury Hockey’s

treasurer David Fisher was

awarded the Hockey NZ Gold

Service Award at the club’s

AGM on Tuesday.

Recipients of the award have

contributed more than 25 years

of service to hockey in avariety

of ways.

Mid Canterbury Hockey

nominated David for the award

in recognition of his valuable

contribution to hockey.

In aletter announcing the

award, Hockey NZ chief

executive Anthony Crummy said

‘‘We at Hockey New Zealand

very much appreciate the

service David has given to our

sport.’’

David has had over 50 years

involvement with hockey, first

picking up astick when he was

10­years­old in Gisborne. He

moved around with his family

living in the West Coast, Timaru

and University in Christchurch

before settling in Ashburton in

1983.

David has since held positions

on the Ashburton hockey

executive, and in 1993 he took

on the role of treasurer and has

been in that role for 27 years.

The biggest change in hockey

David has witnessed over the

years is the switch from grass to

turf when Ashburton’s hockey

turf was built in 1987.

‘‘The turf was abig one for me,

it became afaster game, amore

skilful game, it’s just so quick,’’

he said.

There had been adrop in club

membership because of covid,

but numbers are on the increase

again.

To help get the sport more

exposure in the community, the

club is looking for anew

coaching and development

officer, after the previous

person left around ayear ago.

‘‘It’snot afull­time job, but we

are looking at getting some

funding to make the position

full time, and that gets the sport

into the schools and helps

representative coaches.’’

This season the senior mens

team competed in the

Christchurch competition,

holding their own against stiff

opposition and making it to the

final.

‘‘We did well, we punch above

our weight,’’ David said.

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Deaths

MARKHAM; Shiela (Cecilia)

nee Tinkler: 93 years old.

Died peacefully in her sleep at

Blenheim.

Loved sister and sister-in-law of

Margaret and Ray Donaldson,

Ashburton and loved Aunty of

Gary, Ian and Janene, Sharon

and John and families.

COVILLE, Raymond William:

Died peacefully on November

23, 2021 at Ashburton, aged

85 years. Loved husband of

Maureen. Loved brother-inlaw

of Linda, Ian and Irene,

Kevin and Barbara and families.

Loved uncle of Robert and

Karen and loved cousin of

Carolyn. Messages to the

Colville family c/o PO Box 472

Ashburton 7740. A private

family cremation.

Paterson’s

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SMITH Robert Charles

(Bob), on November 22,

2021, peacefully at Rosebank

Lifecare, Ashburton, aged 67

years. Loved friend of Tina and

Mickey. Messages to c/- POBox

472, Ashburton 7740. At Bob’s

request aprivate cremation has

been held.

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Acknowledgement

DUDLEY, Ian Palmer: David

and Suzanne, Richard and Sue,

Debbie and Gordon, Kerry and

families wish to sincerely thank

everyone for their love and

support following the death of

our much loved father, fatherin-law,

grandfather and greatgrandfather.

Thank you for all the beautiful

cards, flowers, baking/food,

phone calls and messages and

to those who attended the

service, it wasmuch appreciated

by us all.

Grateful thanks to Linda at

Paterson’s Funeral Services

and Carol Gunn for making

the service so memorable

and such a special tribute to

Ian. Many thanks to Dr Ritchie

and Stephanie at the Tinwald

Medical Centre and a special

thank you to the staff at Radius

Millstream for taking such

wonderful care ofIan over the

last twelve months.

Please accept this as apersonal

acknowledgement.

PATERSON; Ron: Edith, Adrian,

Ronelle, Todd and Dallas with

their families, wish to sincerely

thank everyone for their

expressions of love andsupport

throughout Ron’sillness and his

passing. Thank you all for the

beautiful flowers, cards, visits,

baking and phone calls. The

love and kindness you have

shown to our family is sincerely

appreciated. We are sad that

as yet we have been unable

to gather together in memory

of Ron’s long life ofservice to

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NEWS

10 Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

High tea

The best china wasout and there

was an impressivehigh afternoon

tea laid on for parishioners of St

Andrew’s Church, Ashburton last

week.

Around40peoplecame together

in theSinclair Centre to nibble on

sandwiches andcake and to enjoy

eachothers company overacup of

tea.

The treats at theposh afternoon

tea werefunded by adonation from

St Andrew’sChurch, Matamata,

which tookupacollection to support

churchpeople here caughtupinthe

flooding event at the end of May.

Those attending thehigh tea were

entertained by musicians from the

South Celtic FiddleOrchestra.

Maureen Maginness (standing)

delivers an elegant tiered high tea to

fellow parishioners Janette Simons

(left) and Alyth Melrose.

The McCullough family from left rear Hilary, Aaron, Olive, Alice and Annie.

Community backs campaign

Geraldineisreally getting behind

the Geraldine Domain

Redevelopment project, Geraldine

Combined Sports Association

chairmanAaron McCulloughsays.

The fundraising campaign is

seeking to raise $100,000 before

Christmas.

‘‘We were thrilled to reach the

$20kmilestone over the weekend

and it’sjust been going fromstrength

to strength since then,” he said.

The projectwas re­quotedin

September as preparations were

made to start the work, following the

successful raising of $950,000for the

project.

‘‘A small shortfall was identified

due to cost increases since Covid­19,

so thegroup has nowturned to the

community for help.

“Our fundraising team have done a

brilliant job of raising90 percent of

the $1.05m needed for the

redevelopment and nowweare

coming to the community to ask for

everyone’s help to get the last little

bit so the project can be fully

completed.”

The group hasset up aGivealittle

page and is making direct appeals to

the community via their Facebook

page, as well as holdingstalls at the

local Fresh Choice supermarketand

weeklyfarmers market.

There are alsoplans for agiant

dress­up day in early December

where all theschoolsand businesses

in Geraldinehavebeenencouraged

to dress­up in sporting attire and

there are plans for atext message to

be sent, as well as posters andsigns

around the town.

The project, which will have

benefits rightacross the sporting

community of Geraldine, is backed

by the Timaru District Council, as

well as theclubs and users of the

Domain,and is set to include a

floodlit all­weather multi­sport

artificial turf surfaceoverlaidon

four of the existing sixcourts to cater

for awider range of sporting and

recreational users, anetwork of lit

pathways, moreprominent signage

at all entrances,improved car

parkingprovisions and lighting,

improved storagefacilities for key

sport and recreation hub users,and

landscaping aroundthe area.

Donations can be made

anonymously or be recognised

through atieredrecognition

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planned community supporters

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12 Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

Rural bridge fears

MICK.JENSEN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Mid Canterbury high country farmer Ross

Bowmar has concerns another flood, or

spellofheavy rainwill again washout the

Redcliffs bridgewhichconnects hisfarm

and others in theRakaia Gorge to

civilisation.

Mr Bowmar runsRedcliffs Station,

which is located on thesouthern banksof

the Rakaia River betweenthe junction

with the WilberforceRiver and the Rakaia

Gorge.

Heavy rain at the end of May caused

significantdamage to DoubleHill Run

Road that left farmers isolated for awhile

and forced sometousehelicopters to fly in

food and supplies.

Speaking to Ashburton District

councillors recently, Mr Bowmar said his

farm was outofaction for aweek after the

May flood and then for four daysafter

another rain event in July.

He was makinggoodprogressand

rebuilding his farm after raging torrents

had swept through it, buthestill had flood

concerns.

There was adaily reminderofthe floods

lasting impact when you went over the

Redcliffs Bridgeand saw the shingle

carrying above the sides, he said.

It was more difficult to cross the bridge,

both with machinery and stock, and abend

in the guard rail made it more likely farm

machinerycouldhit the side.

Hisfarm’s hydro power was now back on

after five months, butthere remained abig

risk that shingle couldbackupfrom the

bridge andbury the intake off thehydro

again.

‘‘Letting theshingle build up and digging

out the bridge on aregular basisisnot a

sustainable or cost affective option long

Redcliffs Station owner Ross Bowmar.

term. In the second flooditonly took 50mm

of rain and 12 hours for thebridge to be

buried again.’’

Mr Bowmar said an engineer from

Environment Canterbury had come out

and had made suggestions and had aplan.

He and hisneighbours were keen to

know how they couldmoveforwardand

wantedmorecertainty.

Ashburton District mayor Neil Brown

said thebridge issue was aproblem that

money could fix.

‘‘The problem we have is that themoney

we appliedfor from NZTA for the next

three years is $5 millionshort of what we

asked for to maintain thewhole district.

‘‘What we are short, we need to spread

thinner because we have potholesand

roads that need rehabilitation everywhere

in the district.

‘‘They’re all important, butweneed to

prioritiseand money is constrained.’’

Mr Brown hasasked council staff to

come back with areport outlining options

and costings for theRedcliffsbridge.

NATURE MATTERS

BY MARY RALSTON

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Love our lizards

Most conservation effort in New

Zealand is directed at the

conspicuous wildlife such as our

native birds and rare plants. But we

should love our lizards too!

New Zealand has around 80

species of lizards. There are many

different types of lizard in the world

but New Zealand only has skinks

and geckos. Skinks are the shiny

brown ones, and geckos have loose

baggy skin and large eyes that

cannot blink. Skinks are active

during the day; green geckos are

active during the day and the brown

geckos are nocturnal.

Native lizard species are

threatened by the same factors that

affect our native birds –predators

such as cats and stoats, and loss of

habitat. Fortunately, by preserving

and restoring areas to protect plants

we can also protect lizards.

Lizards need warm dry shelter

such as piles of stones. Originally

the Canterbury Plains had plenty of

dry stony habitat but development

has cleared many of these natural

sites. The stones farmers piled up in

the paddocks or along fencelines

provided warm, dry shelter, and

they attracted insects and other

invertebrates which are food for the

lizards.

Intensive farming practices have

reduced available habitat for

lizards: many of the piles of stones

have gone and irrigation means the

habitat is no longer hot and dry.

The southern grass skink.

PHOTO HERMANN FRANK

We can easily build lizard habitat

in our gardens –place piles of

stones in awarm dry area, making

sure there are gaps of about 5–20

mm for the lizards to escape into.

Old concrete, roofing iron, dead

wood and bricks are also perfect

places for them to live (in other

words, don’t be too tidy!).

Reducing predator pressure will

benefit both birds and lizards –

trapping predators and putting bells

on cats. Lizards also like the fruits

of native plants such as coprosma

and corokia, and reducing chemical

use is agood idea so that

invertebrates (such as spiders,

beetles and slaters) are plentiful.

Even asmall pile of stones or

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Let’skeep safe–Theft/BurglaryPrevention Campaign

Tool Theft

Tool Theft can be on farm, trades and services,

personal work tool items and industrial sites. They

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• Onfarm where avariety oftools are used for all

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• Trades andservicetoolssuch as powertools,drills,

saws,sanders,wrenches,etc.

• Athome tools which may include ladders, wood

working tools, hobby tools and DIY tools for

around the home

Securityoftools:

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thieves know they have alimited amountoftime

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Lock them with asecuritychain. Cheap padlocks and

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NEWS

14 Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

Workers named

in alleged ring

Christmas tree goes up on East Street

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Thirty­four­year­olddairy

farmer workerEsteban Blanco

Gaviria,from the Ashburton

District, and 30­year­old Maria

Emilia Otero, of Rakaia, have

beennamedamongthe

Colombian nationalsand one

Argentinian involved in an

allegedcocaine smuggling ring.

In oneofNew Zealand's

biggest everdrugbusts, eight

people werearrested as part of

ajoint10­monthNational

Organised CrimeGroup

(NOCG) and Customs sting

dubbed Operation Mist.

Alleged drug smugglers

accusedofbringing 50kgof

cocaine worth millionsof

dollars from Colombia into

New Zealandhave direct links

to high­poweredcartels in

Medellin, it's understood.

Six Colombiannationals ­five

of whom wereworking as

contractorsonCanterbury

farms­and one Argentinian –

appearedincourt lastweek.

Esteban Blanco Gaviriawas

named after interim name

suppressionlapsedlast Friday

at 9am.

The34­year­old dairy farm

worker from the Ashburton

District is charged with

conspiring with ‘‘persons

unknowninColombia’’ to

import cocaine, seven charges

of importing or attempting to

importthe drug and four

charges of money laundering,

amounting to $605,000 and

alleged to havehappenedin

Auckland, Christchurch and

Rolleston stretchingbackfour

years.

Anderson Pelaez Garcia,a

28­year­old whohad been

working in the Ellesmere

District south of Christchurch,

can alsobeidentified.

He faces nine charges of

importingcocainein2019and

2020 and of being in an

organised criminal group since

around January 1, 2018.

Andathird person, Maria

EmiliaOtero,a30­year­old

fromapropertyinRakaia, is

alsonamed.

She hasbeen charged with

participating in an organised

criminal group to import

cocaine,along with attempting

to import cocaine into New

Zealandbetween May and

September this year.

Two Canterburydairy

workers had earlier appeared

in Christchurch District Court

facing charges of importing

cocaine on variousdates

stretching backmore thana

year.

~New ZealandHerald

Ashburton’s giant Christmas tree has been put up and Ashburton District mayor Neil Brown will

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Colour and form feature in art exhibition

There’s plenty of colour, but adarker side to some of the artwork featured in the group exhibition Configure at Ashburton Art

Gallery. The six female artists displaying use their work to challenge and overturn female stereotypes. Works include large­scale

sculptures, video, ceramics and embroidery.

NEWS

Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

15

Council

endorses

scheme

AshburtonDistrictCouncilhas

endorsed Ashburton Lyndhurst

Irrigation Limited (ALIL) as the

preferredsupplierofstockwater

within theschemearea.

Thedecision comes after a

recommendationfrom the Water

RaceNetworkAdvisory Groupata

meeting lastmonth.

The trialofstockwaterprovision

by ALIL hasbeensuccessful, and

ALILisprepared to provide

stockwater as an option to

landowners within theirscheme

area.

Theresolutionbycouncil now

providedaclearand unambiguous

signal to landownersinthe ALIL

schemearea thattherewas a

suitablepermanent alternative

available to providestockwater,

councillorStuart Wilson said at last

week’s council meeting.

Farmers could nowget on with

signing up and getting organised to

use it, he said.

Cr Angus McKayagreed and said

therewere advantagestogetting

pipeddelivery rather than delivery

from open water.

Signing up could save farmers

money and thetime and hassle of

cleaning races, he said.

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Ashburton College

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News

Issue 39

25 November 2021

Message From ThePrincipal

Teacher Staffing

With over ninety teachers on staff, this is always

when the hardmahi is underway to ensurethatwe

arefullystaffed forthe startofnextyear.

As with each year,wehavestaff leaving foravariety

of reasons, including retirement, promotion,

relocation.

It sounds like astraight-forward process to make

appointments now sothat weare ‘good to go’on

dayone in the followingyear. However, thereare some significanthurdles

to beingfullystaffed.

Firstly, there isachronic undersupply ofteachers in some subject areas,

particularlyTechnology,Physics andTeReo.

As asimple example, in2021 at Dunedin and Canterbury universities,

they had zero graduates training as hard material teachers. Secondly,

because wehire specialist teachers, wefrequently need ‘bits’ofajob to

fill atimetable.

If we have the staffing for one job but, inreality, need eight hours of

English, seven hours of Health and the balance required for an Art

teacher,the school is stuck.

We areinthe fortunate position of having manyofour retired staff willing

to come back to help us out with part-time teaching, and cover. Not

everyschool is so fortunate.

Year 13 Graduation Ceremonyand Prize-Givings

Our senior prize-givings went well although they were, asunderstood,

reduced instudent performances and atmosphere. The need to abide

by health guidelines had us hosting these annual events with recipients

only, rather than our customary whānau and friends audience. We are

hopeful that our recordings and individual student recipient photos of

the events can be viewed by many whānau.

Senior Students

Nowthatour senior students have finished on-site, external exams aside,

our campus feels alittle like the deck of the Mary Celeste. Whilst we still

have approximately 550 Year 9and 10 students in-College, our school

does feel empty.

Of course, our seniors do come and go to meet their exam timetables.

Thereisafurtherround of eveningstudy supportonofferinthe libraryto

ensureour studentsare well-prepared.

Re-build

Thepending relocation of the Phoenix Pre-school to our netball courts is

well underway, building-wise.The next step is the demolition and rebuild

of the changing rooms thatserviceour gyms and Phys Ed classes.

It is the Architects’aim to have the finalised College Master Plan for the

entire project ready byFebruary. Once confirmed, this will be shared.

Thereisnogain sharing aplan while it is still subjecttochange.

Have agreat week.

Ross Preece

Principal •Tumuaki

Information

Study Nights –Preparation forExternal Exams

The Study Night Schedule isnow available, where teaching staff will

supportstudents in preparation forNCEA External Exams,which have

nowstartedand continue through until 14 December.

We thank Delia Achten Library Manager, Anne Williams Teacher Librarian,

and College teaching staff members for enabling these extra preparation

opportunities.

Arrangements are–

Venue:

CollegeLibrary,from7:00pm -9:00pm.

Bookings required: Students aretopre-bookspaces, as therehas to be

alimit on numbers in the space. This information has

been provided to students.

Remaining StudyNight

Datesare –

Monday29November

Tuesday30November

Wednesday01December

Monday06December

Tuesday07December

In OurNextNewsletters

Many events and successes are sitting in the wings waiting to be

reported on, and we look forwardtosharing these with youinthe

next newsletter or two.

These will include –TradesStudents successes; Shave foraCure; Dance

Showcase; Head Students’final speeches to the school; House Trophy

winners; Cultural Bite; Golf;Mountain Biking; Market Day; Chess Match;

Trampolining; Cricket; Australian Maths Competition; Rowing; Aoraki

Sports Awards;and Junior Sports TournamentWeek.

Congratulations

Year 12 Prize-Giving

This was held in the College Auditorium, for recipients only and with

relevant keystaff,onMonday15November from 12:25pm.

However, as with the Year 13 Graduation Ceremony, both this and the

Year 11 Prize-Giving were videoed by our Year 12 student Kyle Christie,

and photos taken of each recipient. The links for these have been sent to

families,and toour staff.

Appreciation to our Community

In relation to anumber of our Academic and Special Awards,manyofthese

aredonatedbyindividuals and groups and we areverygrateful to our local

communityfor this. Some of these arehighlightedbelow.

Principal’s Address

Ross Preece addressed the students, similarly to those at the Year 13

Graduation Ceremony aweek prior, noting the challenges of the last two

years but also commending studentleaders fortheir leadership and support

of students via alternativeavenues to the traditional on-siteopportunities.

Acknowledged was the country’s

‘team of five million’ common goal,

and the additional toughness of

situations for the wider Auckland

region and schools.

With so many cultural and sporting

events cancelled,manyopportunities

were stymied, and there was the

challenge of maintaining enthusiasm

for learning when online. For the

district, therewas the combination of

COVID and the severe flooding, both

creating major economic hurdles for

many.

Ross referred to employment

opportunities, and the demand for

employees with skills and values.

With the majority ofYear 12students returning to College next year, Ross

challenged them to set some clear goals for 2022, and he thanked all staff

who have supported student progress this year and who have helped

students as needed.

Ross concluded by congratulating all award recipients, wishing them

well for the forthcoming external exams as he did to those leaving for

apprenticeships/employment.

DeputyHead Girl’s Address –Easterlin Faamausili

As partofour ceremonies we continued with the HeadStudentsasspeakers,

foreach senior level.

Easterlin welcomed all attendees and families who would be able toview

the prize-giving from home, noting this wasn’t the way they imagined this

year ending but she congratulated‘eachand everyone of youfor whatyou

have accomplished in 2021’. Whether students were returning to school

or leaving, she encouraged all to keep their heads up and face whatever

challengesare throwntheirway.

Appreciated was the honour and

privilege of beingDeputy Head Girl,

aride full of laughs and memories

she would forevercherish, thanking

all in-College who had helped her

along the way, and her parents for

their encouragement and support.

Easterlin urged students to be

appreciative toall who have had a

positiveimpactontheir lives so far.

Knowing thatthe new Head Students wouldbenamed in this prize-giving,

Easterlin congratulated each for having the courage to put their names

forwardfor the roles. She wished the futureHead Students all the very best

fortheir new journey andfor representing AshburtonCollegetothe best of

their abilities.

As with the other Head Students, Easterlin acknowledged this as her last

timestanding beforeher peers as Deputy Head Girl, summarisingwith best

wishes forthe upcoming exams and enjoymentfromfollowing successes.

In conclusion Easterlin said –

‘Remember that therewill always be challenges along the way.

Failuresand mistakes areapart of life.

‘A smooth seanever created askilful sailor’.

Fa’afetai,fa’afetaitele lava.

Some of the KeyAwards presented were -

ANZ Bank Academic Achievement Award

for the TopStudentinYear12

ZoeRitchie

In attaining the Year 12 Top

ScholarAward Zoegainedthe

following awards -

• English(Mary Bovett Prizeand

Murrow Cup)

• Drama (JennySmith Trophy)

• History

• Dance

• Level 2ExcellenceAward

• AshColl WayAward

Ngahuia Maeva

• Citizenship Awardfor mentoring students in reading

• Level 2Merit Award

• AshColl WayAward

Andadditionally-

Girls’RugbyTrophy–Most Improved Forward

In attaining the Year12

TopMāori Student Award

Ngahuia also gainedthe

following awards -

• Māori

• Maui Award for Spirit of

Tikanga Māori

• Senior Speech Trophy

Ashburton Technical High School OldPupils’

Trades Scholarship

Kyle Christie

AdditionallyKyle attained-

• Harmony Masonic Lodge

Trophyfor the TopStudentin

the TradesExperience Course

• GrowMid CanterburyTrophy

for Most Consistent Level

of Application in the Trades

Course

• AshColl WayAward

Heartland Technology Prize

Hamish Lyth

Attainedfor –

• Digital Information

Technology

Hamish also gainedan-

• AshColl WayAward

Meet our Head Students Electfor 2022

Student leadership aspirations continue amongst the current Year

12 group, with eleven students putting their names forward for

consideration as Head Students.

The appointment process is rigorous: involving self-nomination, voting

by staff and students for the initial short-listing; candidate speeches,

further voting by staff and students, and interviews bythe College’s

Principal Ross Preece, Deputy Principal Helen Shore-Taylor, Head of

SeniorSchool Abbey Bruceand Neil Brown, Ashburton DistrictMayor.

Announced at the Year 12 Prize-giving were –

Millar Newlands (DeputyHeadBoy), Jack Brown(Head Boy),

Jorja Roulston (HeadGirl)and TC Trusler-Clark (DeputyHead Girl).

(pictured below, lefttoright)

The students advise that, for 2022, their response and over-arching

goals are, saying –

Following the announcement atthe Year 12 prize-giving, weare all

feeling incredibly grateful and excited to have been given the privilege

of representing AshburtonCollege as the Head Student team for2022.

This is an amazing,‘onceinalifetime’opportunityand we areeager to set

our ideas into play, andlearnand grow together as leaders.Wehope that

we make youall proud!

We arelooking forwardtoseeingour future Year 13 students fill roles on

the StudentExecutiveand in other leadership positions,and we cannot

wait to watchour AshburtonCollegeleadership team grow,and to work

alongside them to tackle the challenges of the upcoming year.

We areanxiously waiting to see the amazing opportunities that2022will

bring.Weare excited to see whatthe students of AshburtonCollege will

achieveduringthe year,and we hope thatthe students aretoo.

We have the ambition of building an all-inclusive school environment,

expressiveofcultureand individuality. We arestriving forunityamongst

allstudents and an increase in school spirit during the forthcoming year.

Mā iti, mā rahi, ra rapa te whai

Working together,wewill achieve.


Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 39

25 November 2021

Congratulations

Year 11 Prize-Giving

This was held inthe College Auditorium, for recipients only and with

relevant keystaff,onMonday 15 Novemberfrom2:05pm.

Deputy Principal Ron Cresswell welcomed all, invited the Principal forward

forhis address,and closed theevent with concluding words.

DeputyHead Boy’sAddress –AlexRielly

Alex welcomed students and staff and those who would be watching the

prize-giving online. Heacknowledged the year hadgiven all their‘fair share

of shock,confusion,and stress’, butalso much to be proud of.

With Year 11 students nearthe end of their first year of NCEA, he suggested

they mayhave discovered theletters N, C, Eand Atobe the least enjoyable

in the alphabet!

However, he

suggested,despite

that, all should be

proud of keeping

their feet on the

ground andpushing

through theyear,

despitethe multiple

obstaclesthrown

their way.

Looking ahead

Alex encouraged

students to step

forwardand take opportunitieswhichcometheir way, noting someofthe

leadership opportunities which would be available, confirming thatthe

experiencesandmemories that come with taking opportunities is what

makes school lifemoreenjoyable.

He too acknowledged asadness atstanding in front ofayear group as

DeputyHeadBoy forthe last time, citing it as an experiencehehas enjoyed

so much, learned somuch from, making it the best year of school he had

experienced, sayinghewas so grateful to have spent this past year as one of

the College’s Head Students. Heacknowledged his appreciation to support

and teaching staff, and the students who had all played apart inwhat has

mostly been an amazing year.

With good wishes for 2022 and beyond, headvised students that all that

wasleftwas to tackle whatisleftof2021and do their best in the exams.

In conclusion, Alex’s wordswere-

‘Nowbefore Ifinish,Iwanttomakesure youremember

my main message in this speech.

Take all the opportunities thatcome your way, because -

alife spent making mistakes is not onlymore honourable,

but more useful thanalife spent doing nothing.

Four KeyYear11Awards presented were –

AshburtonHigh School Centennial Trust

TopScholar Awardfor Year 11

Ollie Bubb

In attaining the Year 11

TopScholarAward Ollie

also gained-

• Level 1ExcellenceAward

• AshColl WayAward

Rakiroa Trophyfor the TopPerforming Year 11 Māori Student

Isabel Wall

TheAshColl

Way

In attaining the Year 11

TopPerforming Māori

Student AwardIsabel

also gainedthe following

awards -

• Economics

• Level 1Excellence Award

• AshColl WayAward

Thistle Masonic Lodge Citizenship Award

This is awarded toastudentwho is an excellentmember

of the community, whodisplays the values of beingagood citizen,

and who exemplifies the AshColl Waythrough theiractions

in avarietyofareas.

This year’s recipient has been involved in numerous cultural and sporting

activities, both within Ashburton College and the wider community,

and whose approach has exemplified the characteristics of what agood

citizen is.

Winner of the Award was:

Molly McKenna

Mollywas also awarded–

• Designand Visual

Communication

(Herbert Watts Cup)

• Level 1Excellence Award

• AshColl WayAward

Heartland Technology Prize

Daniel Redelinghuysand Joelle Watson

In attaining this Award:

Daniel gained–

• DigitalInformation Practical (Heartland TechnologyPrize)

• AshColl WayAward

Joelle gained-

• DigitalInformation Technology (Rosalie Begg Memorial Awardand

Heartland TechnologyPrize)

• ExcellenceinLevel 1Digital TechnologyOnline

• Level 1Excellence Award

• AshColl Way Award

BoardofTrustees Newly Elected

StudentRepresentative

Additional to previously advised student leadership roles, students are

also nominated for the position ofStudent Representative to the Board of

Trustees. The process to this follows national legislativeprocedures.

Following video link nominee

speeches, College students voted

electronically, Wednesday-Friday

27-29 October, for this one-year

position.The new representative

commences at the Board’s 01

December meeting.

This year four students were

nominees for the role, which is

avery pleasing level of interest

shown in what isaresponsible

position.

Thesuccessful candidate

this year is

Chinatsu Hunt

Appreciation –Previous BoardStudent Representative,

Gemma Taylor

Sincereappreciation is giventoGemmaTaylor,BoardStudent Representative

from November 2020 –October 2021. Gemma broughtavalued perspective

to the Boardtable,being awilling contributor to matters under discussion.

Gemma was aperson who thought beyond the immediate discussion to

suggesting outcomes or areas to investigate further. Gemma’s written

reports raised various points of interest in relation to the student body,

showing valuable insights into the individual and collective thinking of

the Student Executive and Committees. Significant again, this year, was

the impressiveabilityofthe students to adapt to thevariances wroughtby

COVID-19.

Inclusivitywas akey featureofGemma’s time at College, with this evidentin

discussions at Boardlevel.

Gemma is thanked for her time, effort and thought given towhat isa

reasonably time-demanding position, and wished well for her postsecondaryschool

years.

Events

AfterThe Tampa Author to Speak,

Monday06December

Diwali Day

Head of the College’s Student Cultural Committee Shrina Afu tells us

that Diwali Daywas observedatCollege on Friday05November.

During the day Deputy Head Girl Easterlin Faamausili read out an

information piece over the school speakers, aswritten by teacher Heena

Shah, who is from India.

Read out was: ‘Namaste (greetings to you). Today isDiwali Day, which is

the celebration of good over evil in Hinduism. The school community was

advised thatYash Pateland SunnyRana, both of Indian ethnicity, had raised

the Indian Flag to acknowledge the day. Diwali Dayiscelebratedwith‘heaps

of’lights,known as the FestivalofLights.Dhaanyavaad’(thank you).

(Pictured right, leftand right):

Year 11 studentSunnyRanaand

Year 13 studentYash Patelraising

the Indian flag to celebrate

Diwali Day.

From Afghanistan to New Zealand,

from aChild Refugee to aFullbrightScholar.

Abbas Nazariwill be speaking at the

AshburtonPublic Library

on Monday06December.

There aretwo time slots:

6:30pm-7:30 and 7:30pm–8:30pm.

Abbas will also have signed copies of

his book forsale.

Everyone welcome.

Reservations areessential

and aretobemade with the AshburtonLibrary,

Phone 308-7192 or email library@adc.govt.nz

Forthcoming Events

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

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

details areknown.

November

26 New Entrants’morning –Day 2

29-30 Year 10 Mountain biking (No 1)

30 Year 9/10 Matesand Dates

December

01 BOTmeeting, Turret Room, Menorlue,6:15pm

01-02 Year 10 Mountain biking (No 2)

07 GetOutThere(GOTDay), various venues.Toproceed as scheduled.

08 Te WhareManaaki Prize-giving

09 Year 10 Prize-giving (recipients only), Auditorium

12:25pm-1:20pm

Year 9Prize-giving (recipients only), Auditorium, 2:05pm-3:05pm

12 CANCELLED –Year 13 Graduation Dinner,Hotel Ashburton

14 NCEA exams finish

15 eSports Tournament

16-18 NZ SecondarySchools’Track,Field and Road Championships,

Taranaki

End-of-Year Datesand COVID-

ImpactedChanges

Please notepresentation events arebeing recorded and

areavailable to viewonthe College web-site.

Details will be forwarded to families.

Te WhareManaakiPrize-giving –

Wednesday08December, 11:00am-1:00pm

To takeplace,withstudents and relevant staff only,withrecording to be

distributed to students’families.

Last dayofschoolattendance and Prize-givings for

Junior Students:

These arenow to proceed in the Auditorium forrecipients only.

• Year 10 Thursday09December: Period 4, CollegeAuditorium

• Year 9 Thursday09December: Period 5, CollegeAuditorium

At both levels scheduled classes continue as normal, only prize recipients

to Auditorium.

This remains the final day for the year for both year levels.

Year 13 GraduationDinner -Sunday12December

Regretfully cancelled.


FEATURE

18 Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

New Isuzu D­Max has plenty of Xfactor

BY BOB NETTLETON

There’s neverbeen an Isuzu ute that’s

generatedthe sort of fuss and fanfare of

the new X­Terrain, amodel that spear

headedthe launch of the company’s new

D­Max around the globe 12 months ago.

The X­Terrainhas plenty of X­Factor

with its assertive off­road appearance

that’s making Ninja style utes like this a

huge hit with urban buyers, who love

vehicles thatdo‘loud and proud’ at full

volume. Dressedtothe off road max

with heaps of attitude and ego, the

X­Terrain has hit the sweet spot with

many buyers, although the hefty $75,490

price tag leaves aslightly sour after

taste.

With alonger wheelbase and lean

horizontal bodylines, the all­newD­Max

is sleeker and moreaerodynamically

efficient than the old model. Like its

rivals,the top­specX­Terrain comes in

the Double Cab, 4WD automatic

transmission form only, and includes

the activesafetytechnology of other

variants in the range. It takes aquantum

leap up the luxuryladder with apower

8­way driversseat, leather interior trim

and smart proximity key with remote

enginestart. Wheelarch extensions and

gun­metal exterior highlights (wheels,

grille, mirror caps, doorhandles and

roof rails), accentuateits head turning

appearance, along with amatte black

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Aspacious cab that packs plenty of

front and rear leg and headroom

compared to its predecessor. Making

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supportivedriver and frontpassenger

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Standard across the entirerangeis

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numberofits peers. What surprisedme,

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The D­Max makes an emphatic safety

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ute there’s adriver’s knee and driver’s

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FEATURE

Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

19

Solterra EV revealed

Subaru Corporation Japan has

announced the global reveal of the

new electric, All­Wheel Drive (AWD)

Subaru Solterra SUV this month.

The Subaru Solterra ­named by

combining the Latin words for ‘sun’

and ‘earth’­ is built on the e­Subaru

Global Platform, which is anew AWD,

all­electric vehicle architecture. The

Solterra EV brings the Subaru brand’s

trusted reliability, state­of­the­art

safety technology, and legendary

AWD engineering to an

environmentally responsible allelectric

SUV.

Subaru Corporation has made a

commitment to apply electrification

technologies to all Subaru vehicles

sold worldwide by the first half of the

2030s. The company has announced

its plans to continually develop and

deliver products that meet societal

needs and contribute to and protect

the global environment through

advanced technologies.

Subaru of New Zealand managing

director Wallis Dumper says: “The Solterra

signals anew era for the Subaru brand as we

continue our journey towards amore

sustainable future here in New Zealand. The

global reveal will no doubt stir great

anticipation and excitement in our Kiwi

Subaru drivers. The Solterra will enable

them to explore the places they would rather

be in their own back yard, while taking care

of it at the same time, as we see the next

expression of Subaru Corporation’s

commitment to electrification.”

“It is important to us that we remain true to

our 100% All­Wheel Drive strategy in New

Zealand and we will introduce the Solterra

knowing it can handle Subaru Country. We

look forward to working with Subaru

Corporation to bring an All­Wheel Drive

electric vehicle to the New Zealand market,

with the same DNA that is shared by the rest

of our Subaru line­up.”

New Zealand has some unique challenges

imposed by our government to force achange

to electric vehicles ahead of global

timelines.

Mr Dumper acknowledges that the Subaru

of New Zealand team, (as proactive members

of the New Zealand Motor Industry

Association) are committed to helping

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“With models like the Subaru Solterra

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Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

Togsthroughthe ages

Ashburton Museum is getting people in themood for

summer swimming with its latest display featuring

historic swimwear andwater recreationphotos.

The Summer Swimmin' exhibition is found in the

costumes area and will complement an upcoming

summer exhibition at themuseum.

As well as displays of his andhers swimwear from

past decades, the display features information

about how designs and materials have evolved over

the last 120 years.

Another information board details early

swimming spots in the district andexplainshow

rivers and lakeswereused before the advent of

swimming pools.

Ashburton’s first public swimming pool opened in

the domainin1890. Strict Victorian values were

observed and men and women swam separately.

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The Summer Swimmin' exhibition at

Ashburton Museum.

Thomas Bennett with the homemadecard given to him by afriend

for his 103rdbirthday this week.

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS

Thomas marks

103rd milestone

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Thomas Bennettcelebrated

his103rdbirthday this week

with residents and staff at

Radius Millstream.

The formerWakanuifarmer,

born and raised inthe coastal

Mid Canterbury area,was born

on November21, 1918.

He attributeshis long lifeto

good old­fashioned hard work.

He was the eldest of seven

children, although the only

surviving sibling, and still

workingonthe family sheep

farm at Wakanuiaged 84.

He was in the army in 1943

and served at Guadalcanal and

New Caledonia.

Mr Bennett never smoked

and onlyenjoyed an

occasional beer, butdid enjoy

adram of whisky duringhis

birthday celebration,which

also featured carrotcake and

plenty of joviality.

He, andhis late­wife,had

three children, Graeme

(Wakanui), Jillian(Auckland)

and the late­Tony,aswell as

many grandchildren and great

grandchildren.

Mr Bennetthas been at the

agedcare facility for the past

14 monthsand enjoys the

banter with thosearound him.

He has uppedhis bowls game

and is the Millstream House

Bowling Champion.

His life­long love of horses

featured on ahandmade card

given to himbyfellow resident

Sister Annette Waterman and

he also receivedbirthday

wishes from Minister for

SeniorsDrAyesha Verrall.

Mr Bennett is one of two

centenarians livingatRadius

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Cowboy couple off to Masters Games

DANIEL.TOBIN

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With cowboy hats on their heads

and six shooters strapped to

their hips Bobby Steele (Robert

Lavery) and Miss Kitty Russell

(Jane Lavery) are all set to

compete in the Cowboy Action

Shooting competition at the

Masters Games next year.

This is the second year

Cowboy Action Shooting has

been held at the games and the

sharp shooting couple are

excited to go back and compete.

Cowboy Action Shooting is a

competitive shooting sport that

originated in California, USA, in

the early 1980s.

The competitors are required

to wear period dress and use old

west era firearms; two revolvers

alever action rifle and either a

pump action shotgun or side by

side shotgun.

‘‘On the range we will set up a

scenario with acertain amount

of pistol, rifle and shotgun

targets,’’ Robert said.

The shooter then loads up

their guns at the load table

before being called up, the

timer beeps and the shooting

starts.

‘‘If you make amistake or miss

you get apenalty, so it is all

about time.

‘‘There are some incredibly

quick people out there, and

some real slow people who are

just having agreat time.’’

Jane said the Ashburton

Pistol Club has agreat

atmosphere.

‘‘One of the good things about

Cowboy Action Shooting is it

doesn't matter what your level of

fitness is or your ability,

everyone is there to have good

fun, there's no judging,’’ she

said.

The couple has competed in

the End of Trails cowboy

shooting 2014, 2016 world

champs in New Mexico, with

Jane coming sixth in the Wild

Bunch competition.

Robert and Jane live in the

Rakaia Gorge and try to get to

the Ashburton Pistol Club every

weekend to train.

‘‘It’snot like cycling, you don't

need to get match fit, afew

people go out and really

practice hard, Ijust like to turn

up and do it,’’ Robert said.

The New Zealand Masters

Games will be held in Dunedin

February 5­13 next year.

Jane Lavery (AKA Miss Kitty

Russell)and Robert Lavery

(AKA Bobby Steele) will

compete in the Cowboy Action

Shooting competition at the

2022 NZ Masters Games.

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CBDrevitalisation project wrapsup

Ashburton’s giant Christmas tree

has added some seasonal bling to

the CBD, as contractors wrap up a

two-year, $18 million rejuvenation

project in the town’s retail centre.

The new streetscape features wider

footpaths and roads, landscaping and

outdoor furniture, and a new slower

centre, where the speed limit is now

30km/h forvehicles.

Chief executive officer Hamish Riach said

the end of the project this week was a

milestone event for the CBD and would

helpbreathe newlifeintothe commercial

centre.

“We began work on this project back in

2017with the intention of reinforcingthe

CBD’s importance, reclaimingretail spend

and attracting more businesses there.

To achieve that, the space needed to be

vibrant and viable.

“We’re pleased with the result and the

work of the main contractor Tru-Line Civil.

We’vefuture-proofed theCBD foryears to

come by ensuringalot of the underground

infrastructure has been renewed. We’ve

also relocated fibre cables and power

lines.”

Mr Riach said that the project had also

beencompletedtoitsoriginalprogramme,

despitesome of the challenging work and

the impacts of Covid-19, which struck just

months after the work began.

Contractors started on Cass Street then

spread street-by-street through the CBD,

workingonMooreStreet, Havelock Street,

East Street, Tancred and Burnett Street.

Big changes have included Tancred and

Burnett Street becoming one-way, with

angle parking, and lowering the speed

limit in the CBDto30km/h.

MayorNeilBrownsaidthenewstreetscape

had been a major project affecting

infrastructure and activities and Council

would be monitoring how the space was

used.

“Wewill be doing aparking study as soon

as the parking sensors are installed in

the new year and that will tell us about

patterns ofuse. Council’s new parking

strategy and management plan also has

The Christmas tree has pride of placeonEastStreetthis year.

Street furniture,likethis seat on BurnettStreet, andplay equipment

arenew features.

provisionfor anew public carparkonWest

Street oppositeBaringSquareEast.

“We know the work has been disruptive

to local businesses andwethank them for

their patience. We havecreatedfor thema

modern, pedestrian-friendly precinctthat

will be apleasure for customers tomove

around in.”

He said there would also bealot more

foot trafficinthe CBD whenCouncil’snew

libraryand civicbuilding wascompletedat

the endofnext year.

Thursday,25November 2021 | ISSUE 56

Wider, pavedfootpaths areafeatureofEastStreet.

Rain gardens havebeen specially designed to absorb and filter

stormwaterand road run-off.

“Wehopelocal peoplewill buylocal. This

Christmas isachance tosee what we’ve

achieved inthe CBD andtosupportlocal

businesses.”

NeilBrown -Mayor

Welcome to Ashburton'snew CBD

It’sashame there will be

no ribbon-cutting and

official celebrationtomark

thecompletion of the CBD

revitalisation project,asthe

work is hugely important forour

district.

Ahealthy centralbusiness districtisvital

forthe town and ouraim has been to

create an environment whereavariety

of businesses could trade alongside

each other,and wherepedestrians and

cyclists canfeelmorecomfortable.

We want people to lingerinour CBD. To

shop, to eat,tosit and watchthe world

go by.

Ahealthy CBD is apartnership between

Council, landowners, business people

and residents–landownersneed

infrastructurelikeroads andfootpaths,

business peopleneed safeand

attractivebuildings, and customers

needtohaveapositiveexperience

whentheyvisit.

Council’snew Libraryand Civic Centre

buildingwithin CBDisalso part of our

plan to keep the inner town vital and

we see this asleading by example.Itis

great to hear of other landowners’ plans

to revitalisetheir ownpatchand we

look forwardtofurther development in

comingyears.

While Covid-19 hasthrownaspanner

in the works of some businesses, it has

also allowedotherstopivot,change

howtheyoperate andeventhrive.

The CBDproject has also been

deliveredlargely to itsoriginal

schedule, thankstothe efforts of many

to catchupfor time lostinlockdownsor

changes to the programmetomakeit

kinder on retailers and businesses.

Apubliccelebration would havebeen

fitting, but that’s notpossible given

covid gathering restrictions.

If it'sbeen awhile sinceyou've visited,

shopped, or had amealinAshburton's

CBD, please visit andhavealook at the

majorupgrades andimprovements

we'vemade.

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Retailersaskedtoalign footpathsigns

Retailers and businesses in the CBD

are being encouraged to put their

free-standing footpath signs on the

grey pavers right next to their shops,

notonthe roadside.

Strategy and Compliance Group Manager

Jane Donaldson said wider footpaths

throughout the CBD were great for

businesses and shoppers, but freestanding

signs or sandwich boards had

the potential to create clutter and become

hazards for the visually impaired or less

mobile.

“We’ve done alot ofwork to create an

inviting, people-friendly space and the

wider footpaths are part of that. We’re

asking retailers toput their signs onthe

grey pavers right next to their storefronts,

notonthe roadside wherecarspark.

“The strip of grey paving stoneshas been

specifically designed forfootpathsignsor

sandwich boards, and with allthe signs on

thesame sideofthe footpath, it makes it

easierfor peoplewith disabilities, such as

visual impairment or those on mobility

scooters,tomove about.

“Italsomakesiteasierforpeopletogetinto

andoutofthe passenger sideofvehicles,

especially those with mobility needs.

Signs on the roadside of thefootpathare

an obstaclefor these people.”

Night work, lockdowns challenged crews

Tru-Line Civil project and site

engineer Conor Redmond has a

smile on his face, and it’s not just

because Ireland beat the All Blacks

twoweeks ago.

The Irishman has been carefully coordinating

work crews around the

Ashburton CBD for nearly two years,

making sure they got the job done while

ensuring people still had access to shops

and workplaces. It was a tall order,

complicatedbycovid.

“We’re in the snag or handover section

of the project now, looking for little

unfinished jobs.

“It has been really rewarding seeing

peoplecoming intothe CBDand enjoying

the newpedestrianareas,especiallyalong

the East Street shopsareas.”

The two-year project has progressed as

per the original programme, without any

extension of timeresulting from the covid

lockdowns.

LowerCBD speedzone comes intoeffect

The speed limit of Ashburton’s CBD

will officially changeto30km/hfrom

Friday 3 December, to provide a

saferstreetenvironment forpeople

to moveabout.

Lowering the speed limitfrom50km/hto

30km/h is part of the Ashburton District

Council’s revitalisation project for the

inner town centre.

The lower speed limit applies in the area

bounded byEast Street, Moore Street,

Cass Street and Havelock Street,including

Burnett Street and Tancred Street and

Baring Square East infront of council’s

newcivicand librarybuilding.

Burnett Street and Tancred Street

became one-way ayearago as part of the

revitalisation project and now also have

angle parking. The narrow paved areas

of these roadsshared by pedestrians and

vehicles has aspeed limitof10km/h.

Infrastructure Services Group Manager

Neil McCann said the lower speed zone

hadbeenpartoftheplanandmanydrivers

were already observing the new limit,

which becomes enforceable on Friday 3

December.

“Other drivers will have toadjust to the

newlowerlimit.

“I’mpersonally quiteproud of the efforts

of all the workers that have given their

timeand skills to it.”

While Tru-Line Civil was the main

contractor, others involved in the project

include Outerspace Landscaping, Kreisel

New

speed

limit

Speed limit change

3 rd December 2021

“Business people have reported that

some people arenot doing30kilometres

an hour, which is aconcern whenwewill

havemorepeople walkingand cycling in

the CBD.

“Police have said they are happy to help

educate and enforce, if necessary,the new

speed limit.”

Senior Sergeant Leigh Jenkins told

Contracting, Spraymarks, Tarbottons and

Personnel Placement.

Conor said he had also enjoyed working

withCouncil and local stakeholders.

“It has been quite achallenge ofearly

starts, night shiftsand creativescheduling

of workstoachievethe projectfinish date.

“Thebiggestchallenge on theprojectwas

the number of crewsworkingon-siteand

creatingthe spacefor up to eight separate

work crews. These crews had tohave

achievable goals and work spaces while

keeping access ways and doorways open

where possible to stakeholders.

“Crews also had the difficult task of

working under strict new covid protocols

on-site while maintaining separate work

bubbles.”

Conorsaid thecrewswerelooking forward

to getting back home to enjoy their

summers. “It’s possibleabeer or twowill

be had.”

MOOREST

EASTST

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BURNETTST

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CASSST

BARING

SQUARE

EAS

ST

councillors lastweek thathand-held laser

gunscouldbeusedtomonitorthespeedof

vehicles in the CBD. The first step would be

education around the newslowercentre,

but fines might be needed toultimately

getthe messageacross.

Amap showing the area is also available

on Council’swebsite.

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land disposal area forthe Ashburton

wastewatertreatment anddisposal

facilities. Thiscontractincludesthe

grazingofsheep only,on340Ha of

pastureirrigatedwithtreated wastewater

from 1March 2022to1March 2023.

Documents areavailabletobe

downloadedfromTenderlink: www.

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of the Tender Document canalsobe

arrangedand secured from Council. All

enquiriesshould be directed to William

McCormick; Phone: (03) 307 7752 or

william.mccormick@adc.govt.nz.

Tendersclose withthe ChiefExecutive,

Ashburton DistrictCouncil, 5Baring

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The highestorany tender may not

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CLEANINGCONTRACT:

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five-year period.

All documentationisavailable at: www.

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Tendersclose on Monday 13 December

2021.

ANIMAL CONTROL

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Tenderfor Dog Control,Dog Pound

Management&Stock Control Services

for1February 2022 to 31 January2025

Council is seeking tendersfromsuitably

qualified persons/companiestoprovide

Dog Control, DogPound Management

andStock ControlServices across the

Ashburton districtfor a3year period.

Alldocumentation is available at: www.

tenderlink.com/ashburtondc

Tendersclose on Monday 13 December

2021.

CBD RUBBISH, RECYCLING

Retailersand businesses inthe CBD are

asked to put outbothyellowand red

wheelie bins on Tuesday 30 November so

thatauditorscan assess thecondition of

binsand re-labelthem. Some bins have

beenmisplaced or relocatedduring the

revitalisationproject.

Bins mustbeout by 7.30am.

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26 Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

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Support for

rural protest

NewZealand flags were flying

andvehicles of all shapes and

sizes tootingashundreds of

people turned out in Ashburton

to support theMother of All

Protests.

It waspart of thenationwide

co­ordinated protest organised

by Groundswell NZ on Sunday

in response to abarrage of

government imposed

regulations on New Zealand’s

farming community.

In Ashburton the convoy ­

scoresofvehicles long ­wove its

way around the western side of

town, holding up trafficand

drawing residents and

supporters, youngand oldalike,

to the roadside to wave and

encourage.

It wasaunited stand as

tradies and urban sympathisers

joined farmers and contractors

to protest against compounding,

unworkableregulations being

forced on the rural sector.

Banners which included

‘UnitedWeStandAgainst

Unworkable Regulations’,

‘FarmersloveNZNofarmers

No food', ‘Enough is Enough’

and‘No Three Waters’were met

with cheers andwaves from

people on the street. Some also

holding their own signs such as

Farmers AreUs.

VinceReveley, of Mt Somers,

(pictured above) madethe hourlonground

trip to show his

support.

Agrazier of 15 years, Mr

Reveley hadconcern for

ongoing regulations whichwere

weighing heavily on many in the

sector, himself included.

He wasconcerned about

grazing rules which limited land

he coulduse,which affected his

income. Butthere were also

fertiliser restrictions, rulesfor

forestry andpre­1990s blocks,

and forthose with Significant

Natural Areas who openly

completed surveys about the

areas on their land.

“... now that informationis

being used against us,” Mr

Reveley said.

NewZealand farmers were

considered world leaders in

agricultural practice butwith

never­ending regulations, it

seemedasiftherest of the

world could carry on as usual, as

Kiwi farmerswere penalised,

he said.

The Mother of All Protests

was the successor to July’s

‘‘Howl of aProtest’’, which saw

large gatherings in most centres

nationwide opposing what was

seen as overregulation of the

rural sector by government.

The keypoints included

Three Waters reform, the

national policyonfreshwater,

significant natural areas, the

national policyonindigenous

biodiversity, shortages of

seasonalrural workers, climate

change policy, the Crown

Pastoral Land Reform Bill and

the clean car package.

Tractors, combines, trucks,

cars and utes slowed down

traffic along West Street,

Ashburton’s main artery route

through town, before turning

left on to Racecourse Road,

then left into Belt Road along

Oak Grove past the Ashburton

Hospital and left on to Alford

Forest Road to Moore Street

and back on to WestStreet at the

McDonald’s corner.

In astatement on Newstalk

ZB timed for during the protest,

the Groundswell organisation

said unworkable regulations

were adding to people's worries

and frustrations.

Thegroup were planning

another protest in Wellingtonin

February next year if there

concerns werenot addressed.

More photos online at

ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Regenerative farm system trial goes on show

Clare Buchanan, pictured, is

leading acase study trial at Mid

Canterbury’s Align Farms as it

moves towards aregenerative

farm system.

She is head of environment &

innovation, and responsible for

data collection and

presentation, as well as

assessing and implementing

innovation on farm in the move

to diversify the system.

Align Group will next week

present the findings of their

trial in an online video

presentation and then alive

question and answer session on

December 1, at 11 am. They are

also planning Align Regen

Farm Tours on December 7and

9. Free tickets can be booked

via eventbrite.

Ms Buchanan is no stranger

to helping farmers improve

their environmental footprints.

Born and bred in Canada, but

the daughter of aNew Zealand

farmer, she studied

environmental science before

moving to Canterbury seven

years ago to help out on the

family farming business, Align

Farms in Mid Canterbury.

She helped with the

environmental compliance on

the family farm and then went

to work for Ravensdown

Environmental.

She believes Canada and

New Zealand are pretty

comparable and had to learn a

lot about New Zealand

agriculture when she arrived,

but alot of her learnings had

translated well.

‘‘I think with farming, we are

doing quite well compared to

other countries. It’s abalance

between the economy and the

environment, but we are taking

steps in the right direction.’’

In 2019 she was seconded to

be demonstrations manager at

the Lincoln University Dairy

Farm, working on outreach,

connecting with farmers and

partners, engaging with social

media and assisting with the

weekly farm walks and

quarterly focus days.

It gave her an opportunity to

expand her skill set and gave

exposure to cutting­edge dairy

science.

In Ms Buchanan new role she

is looking after Align Farms

environmental compliance and

overseeing the regenerative

agriculture conversion case

study. Her passion for

biodiversity and water quality

in the Ashburton District saw

her this year take up aseat with

the Ashburton Water Zone

Committee. It was away to

positively contribute, she said.

AlignFarms,owned by John

Buchananand Rob Cameron, is

made up of six dairyand dairy

support farms near Hinds and

Mt Somers.

The trialwas about findinga

way to improve the

environmentalfootprint.

‘‘We operate as aclosed

system and we have already

planted some diverseseed

mixes, with 15 differentgrass

seeds, as well as diverse winter

feed mixes with kale, fodder

beet and winter­active grasses.’’

Ms Buchanan is collecting and

collating the data, with input

from the science advisoryboard

formed to supportthe project,

with the intention of publishing

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Ag worker shortage hits district

FederatedFarmers concerns of a

shortage of experienced agricultural

machinery operators is proving

justified as the summer season

approaches.

It is being feltacross rural New

Zealand, andpressure was building

for farmers andrural contractors.

FederatedFarmers Mid

Canterbury provincialpresident

David Clark said the shortage had

beeninthe pipeline for the past

year.

While manyinternational workers

had stayed in NewZealand rather

than return to their homelands when

the covid pandemic firsthit, they had

sincereturnedand people who had

beenmade redundantbut workedin

agriculture sector last year had

foundotherwork, he said.

‘‘Those peoplehave disappeared

out of the mix and all sectors of

society are short of staff but

particularlythe agricultural

contractors thatoffer seasonal

positions for skilled operators.

New Zealand harvest season had

traditionally fit in well forworkers

from thenorthern hemisphere, and

alsofor young Kiwistravellingto

Australia, the US and the UK for

their summer season work.

‘‘Because these businesses rely on

seasonal staffit’s veryhard to get

someonetowork for them, if they

can’t offeryearround work,’’ he said.

There was work available for

motivatedpeopleand Mr Clark

urged anyone lookingfor work, or a

changeinopportunities,tomake

contactwith any of the big

agricultural contractors in the

district.

Fedsimmigration and

employmentspokesperson Chris

Lewissaid Federated Farmers had

repeatedly explainedthe

implications of havingno

international seasonal rural workers

for seasonaland weatherdependent

workloads to immigration, primary

industries and workplace relations

andsafety ministers, the Primary

Production SelectCommittee and

WorkSafe hierarchy.

An experiencedteam of operators

is needed to ensure that arable and

forage crops can be plantedand

harvested at the required times.

‘‘Without enough operatorsthe

industry is facing aloss of production

and contractors are facing health

andsafety risks,boththrough long

hours worked by the staff available

and being forcedtoput

inexperienced operators in chargeof

machinery,’’ he said.

Stress alsoimpactedonfor

farmers relyingoncontractors to

prepare supplementary animal feed

for whengrass is short, Mr Lewis

said.

‘‘This is not going to be an ordinary

season on the farm,’’ he said.


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ISSUE 2021 NOVEMBER

MEETING WRAP

This week the Ashburton

Youth Council had our last

formal meeting and we were

joined by Navid Bashir and

Reza Hussaini.

Navid Bashir is on the refugee

supportteamand is acultural

navigator. Thisrole is to help and

supportrefugeesandhelps with

language barriers. We nowhave

four Afghanistanfamilies.

Familiessometimes go to bordering

countries likeMalaysia or Iran

andthento othersafecountries.

Afghanishaveaveryrichculture.

Discrimination beganover200

yearsago and and this began wars

manypeople havecalled New

Zealandparadise.

Afghanistan has big political wars

andfearbroughtonbythe Taliban.

Hazara is anethnicgroupand they

arebadly affected becausethey are

slightly different to other Afghani

people.Refugees don't oftenhave a

destinationinmind.

NewZealand is partofthe

International Community

organisation. Weare ahost

countrytorefugees.Reza livedin

Afghanistanuntilhewas 12and

then livedinMalaysiafor 4years.

Navid said Afghanistanisavery

beautiful placeand used to be

touristrichuntil about 30years ago.

Both Reza andNavid would, if given

theopportunity,love to returnto

Afghanistan,describing it similar to

Aoraki/Mount Cook.

We then went ontogeneral

business wherethediscussion

topics were2022 planning including

Bite Nite andrecruitment, ourend

of year celebrationand asalways

whoiswritingthismonth'sarticles.

These exciting plans took us

through to the end of our final

formal meetingand we look

forward to2022.

MADDIE PAGE

Secretary

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Keep up with the latest

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AYC's 2022 Plans

This is why you should join the

Ashburton Youth Council, we

have some amazing events and

activities coming up in 2022;

COMING

UP IN

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SKATEJAM

MENTALHEALTH

AWARENESS WEEK

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WEEK

BITENITE

FILMFESTIVAL

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The Ashburton Youth Council has

alwaysbeen aplatform formeto

sharemyideasandtomeetdriven

and passionate young people

who have aheart for positive

changeinthe community.

I've been amember of AYC for the past

two years and have learned many

valuable lessonsalong theway.

My favourite part of the experience

is definitely the monthly meetings. I

have had the opportunity to meet so

many people who take key roles inour

community, often behind the scenes.

This is something Inever would have

picturedmyself doing outsideofAYC.The

stories and ideas mentors have shared

have broadened my outlook on current

issues especially. Aswell as that Ihave

been able to build connections withother

members in thattimewho have inspired

my thinking.

Something Ireallyvalueatyouth council

is that I’m heard. Itamazes me when

important organisations or places truly

listen to the opinions of young people,

and that issomething, Ifeel, isgreatly

valued at AYC. Weare allowed to think

At AYC next year wewill run apink shirt

day event, this means speak up, stand

together, stop bullying! Celebrated

annually around the globe, pink shirt

day began inCanada in2007 when two

studentstoo astandagainst homophobic

bullying after a peer was bullied for

wearingapinkshirt.

For Mental Health Awareness Week we

would like to have guest speakers at

Ashburton Collegeand MtHuttCollege.

What does AYC mean to me?

for ourselves and are provided with the

resourcestoputourthinking into action.

Noideaiseverdismissed,nomatterhow

radical.

The area Ihave been privileged to grow

in at AYC,isdefinitely my confidence and

relational skills. Different speakers and

guests at our meetings have taught me

the importance oflearning in apractical

way which encourages growth. Through

myexperiences as amember, Ihavebeen

able to speak at events, assist inwriting

submissions to the council and meet

amazing people.

AYC has taught me qualities like;

open mindedness, leadership skills,

facebook.com/AshYouthCouncil

We will also be participating in Keep NZ

Beautiful Weekandwillbepromotingall

the various language weeks throughout

theyear.

DOM COTTER

AYC Member

perceptiveness/broader thinking,

responsibility and teamwork. Being a

member of the youth council means

a great deal to me because of the

opportunitiesprovidedfor me to meet a

wide range ofpeople inour community

and also because of the things Ihave

been taught. Ilook forward towhat's to

come!

OLIVIA FOX

Youth Councillor

PO Box94, Ashburton, NewZealand 7740 | Telephone (03) 307 7700 | Website ashburtondc.govt.nz |facebook.com/AshYouthCouncil


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Iknow that the past few months

have been challenging for many

in Mid Canterbury. Delta is

here in New Zealand –sowe

need to change our strategy to

minimise its impact. We’re

entering anew chapter of our

covid response which will bring

more opportunities, fewer

lockdowns, and greater safer

and certainty to everyone in

Rangitata.

Our approach so far has

served us well. We’re entering

this new phase better placed

than many other countries, with

high vaccination rates, astrong

economy, and fewer

hospitalisations and deaths.

Many countries that recently

removed restrictions are now

putting them back in place as

they face asurge in fourth and

fifth waves. Meanwhile, our

decisive action in August

slowed the spread and bought

us time to drive up vaccination

rates.

We’re on track to reach 90%

fully vaccinated next month,

one of the highest rates in the

world. With Delta starting to

emerge in communities outside

of Auckland, we need to be

pragmatic. The new Covid­19

Protection Framework, with its

vaccination requirements and

safeguards to prevent the worst

impacts of the virus, has been

designed to carry us safely

through the next stage. It will

ensure people are protected

while we continue lifting our

vaccination rates and carefully

reopen.

Cabinet has confirmed that

the first day of the framework is

December 3. From then, you’ll

need proof of vaccination to do

many of the things you love –

like going to concerts and music

festivals, nights out at bars and

restaurants, and going to the

gym and sports events. Idon’t

want anyone in Mid Canterbury

to miss out, so Istrongly

encourage those of you who

haven’t yet been vaccinated to

take that step now.

I’ve been impressed with

vaccination uptake in Mid

Canterbury –assoon as the

vaccine was readily available,

you came out in droves to do

your bit to protect yourselves,

your families and your

communities. Ithank you for

that.

Once you’re fully vaccinated,

you’ll need to visit

mycovidrecord.health.nz or call

0800 222 478 to request your

Vaccine Pass.

The pass, which has aQR

code that can be scanned when

you arrive at avenue, will

become part of our daily

routine –like carrying adrivers

licence and wearing amask.

You can either download your

pass on to your phone or print it

out and carry ahard copy.

If you’re vaccinated,

whatever traffic light setting

we’re in, you’ll be able to do

more of the awesome things our

community has to offer. We’ll

need to keep scanning in and

wearing masks in certain

spaces, but venues that require

vaccination passes will be able

to stay open.

This will give businesses

more certainty, and ensure an

extra layer of protection for

vaccinated Kiwis and those

who can’t be vaccinated, like

young children.

This is asignificant shift for

our community, but we have a

plan, and as we move to safely

open up, we have huge

opportunities ahead of us. I

hope you’re all looking forward

to doing the things you love and

connecting with loved ones

over summer, as we transition

into anew way of managing

Covid­19.

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Water spray reminder

CHRISTCHURCH

www.dress-smart.co.nz

Ashburton District Council is

remindinglandownersto

ensure irrigatorsare not

sprayingwater ontonearby

roads as the summerseason gets

under way in Mid Canterbury.

Council infrastructure

servicesmanagerNeilMcCann

said water sprayedon to sealed

andunsealed roads caused

damage.

“Water in thepavement plays

alargeroleintheformation of

potholes and we are already

workinghard to fix alotof

potholes caused by theMay

flood event,without having

extra damage causedby

irrigators.

“Water from irrigatorsisalso

aroadsafety issue, as an

unexpected spray of water

would surprisedrivers and

motorcyclists, andthesudden

wet surfacecan be adangerous

hazard .”

Warningswill be given to

propertyowners where

irrigationisreported on roads

and repeatoffenders can be

fined $500.

Thecostofrepairsto

damaged roads canalsobe

passed on to offenders.

Clarification on pits story

The headline on the story

published in The Courier last

week regarding the link

between infilled pits and

potential soil contamination

was not an accurate statement.

Environment Canterbury

would like to clarify that

infilled pits ‘may’ lead to

contamination.

The research project

identified features in the

Ministry for Environment’s

Hazardous Activities &

Industries List (HAIL)

descriptions that may have led

to contamination. ECan did not

state that the land is

contaminated, merely that such

activity may have led to it.


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MOUNT HUTT COLLEGE SENIOR PRIZEGIVING

Yr 11 Merit Awards

Charlie Chilton, Merit in Technology

(BCATS); Cooper Cudmore, Merit in Primary

Industry Academy; Kate Costello, Merit in

Agriculture/Horticulture; Erica Gumanay, Merit

in English; Connor Galbraith, Merit in English;

Esme Heffernan, Merit in English; Caleb

Jones, Merit in Mathematics; Charlie

McDonald, Merit in Technology (BCATS);

Xavier Parris, Merit in Te Reo Maori; Jack

Pulley, Merit in Digital Technology; Rebecca

Rutter, Merit in Agriculture/Horticulture;

Amelia Swan, Merit in Mathematics; Sam Van

Den Heuvel,Merit in Outdoor Education; Holly

Askew, Merit in Art and English; Kimberley

Foster, Merit in Agriculture/ Horticulture,

Mathematics and Science; Xyla Teriaki, Merit

in Art, English and Outdoor Education.

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Yr 12 Merit Awards

Emma Begg, Merit in English; Andrew

Ermio, Merit in Technology; Jayden Etheridge,

Merit in Digital Technology; Daniel Jones,

Merit in Music; Andrew Knight, Merit in Real

World Skills; Jack McKenzie, Merit in History;

Carina Spengler, Merit in Tourism; Johan

Struwig, Merit in Digital Technology; Lockie

Atkinson, Merit in Economics, English and

Physics.

Yr 13 Merit Awards

Samuel Cuttle, Merit in Physical Education;

Chloe Keijzer, Merit in Mathematics with

Calculus; Edward Millichamp, Merit in Statistics;

Megan Rutter, Merit in History; Jessica

Hydes, Merit inEnglish and Physics; Jessica

Smith, Merit in Agriculture, Biology and

Statistics.

Yr 11 Excellence Awards

Riley Green, Excellence in Outdoor Education;

Hunter Lill, Excellence in Technology

(BCATS); Floyd Lister, Excellence in Primary

Industry Academy; Mitch Veix, Excellence in

Outdoor Education; Eddie Bessai, Excellence

in Digital Technology, Merit in Science;

Gabriella Lilley, Excellence in Music, Merit in

Mathematics; Christel Castil, Excellence in

Science, Merit in English and History; Lili

Kearvell, Excellence in Art and Design and

Visual Communication; Madison Holgate,

Excellence in Economics and Te Reo Maori,

Merit in Mathematics and Physical Education;

Victoria Talbot, Excellence in Agriculture/

Horticulture and Physical Education, Merit in

Geography, Mathematics and Science;

Morgan Lamb,Excellence in Art, Mathematics

and Music, Merit in Science; Leah Johnson,

Excellence in Food, Nutrition and Health,

Mathematics and Science, Merit in English

and Physical Education; Naomi Taylor, Excellence

in English, Food Nutrition and Health

and Mathematics, Merit in Physical Education

and Science; Juliet Campbell, Excellence in

English, Geography, History and Physical

Education, Merit in Mathematics and Science;

Paige Humm, ExcellenceinDesign and Visual

Communication, English, Food Nutrition and

Health and Physical Education, Merit in

Mathematics and Science; Emma Papworth,

Excellence in Design and Visual Communication,

English, Mathematics and Music, Merit in

Economics and Science; Andy Armour, Excellence

in Design and Visual Communications,

English, Mathematics, Science and Technology

(BCATS); Emily Watson, Excellence in

English, Geography, History, Mathematics

and Science.

The Mt Hutt Ski Area Prize for Top

Academic Achievement in Year11, Abigail

Cavanagh, Excellence in English, Food

Nutrition and Health, History, Physical Education

and Science, Merit in Mathematics;

Maddison Foster, Excellence in Economics,

English, Food Nutrition and Health, Mathematics

and Physical Education, Merit in Science.

Yr 12 Excellence Awards

Meghan Foster, Excellence in Physical

Education; Colt Hill, Excellence in Technology;

Molly Rudge,Excellence in Tourism; Zoe

Clulee, Excellence inTourism, Merit in Food

Nutrition and Health; Sophie Monk, Excellence

in English, Merit in Mathematics; George

Mount Hutt College dux Jacob Ermio.

Wingfield-Clements, Excellence in Physics,

Merit in Mathematics; Reuben Brown, Excellence

in Mathematics and Physics, Merit in

Chemistry; Mabelle Davidson, Excellence in

Classical Studies (Distance Learning) and

English, Merit in Art and History; Shan

Ancheta, Excellence in Design and Visual

Communication, Economics and Mathematics,

Merit in Physics; Jessica Bleach, Excellence

in Chemistry, English and Music, Merit in

Economics and Mathematics; Ella

McSweeney, Excellence in English, Food

Nutrition and Health and Mathematics, Meritin

Biology, Chemistry and Physical Education;

Georgia Blundell, Excellence in Design and

Visual Communication, English, History and

Mathematics.

The Brinkley Resort Prize with the ANZ

Bank Cup for Top Academic Achievement for

Year 12, Janre Lim, Excellence in Biology,

Chemistry, Design and Visual Communication,

English and Psychology, Merit in Mathematics.

Yr 13 Excellence Awards

Bianca Birchler-Stockdill, Excellence in

Biology; Justine Caranay, Excellence in Tourism;

Hayden Dove, Excellence in Outdoor

Education; Thomas Luff, Excellence in Food

Nutrition and Health; Jessica Barron, Excellence

in Economics, Merit in Physics; Kitty

Bloomfield, Excellence in Physical Education,

Merit in Food Nutrition and Health; Gus

Casey-Solly, Excellence in Physics, Merit in

Chemistry; Adam Shears, Excellence inStatistics,

Merit in Agriculture; Penny Nell, Excellence

in Design and Visual Communication

and English; Jacob Ermio, Excellence in

Chemistry and Mathematics with Calculus,

Merit in Economics; Sammie Mackle, Excellence

in Design and Visual Communication

and Statistics, Merit in Biology; Georgia

Williams-Freeman, Excellence in History and

Music, Merit in Art and English.

PHOTOS SUPPLIED

Extra Curricular Awards

Boyd Keepa – Big Buddy Award and

Trophy, Thornton Taylor; Cricket – Contribution

to School Cricket, Adam Shears, Angus

Spittal; Football –Most positive contribution

and sportsmanship, Jacob Ermio; Opuke

Trophy –Girls Football, Megan Rutter; Rugby

-Edmund Body Trophy for Sportsmanship in

Senior Rugby, Colt Hill; Skiing - Nicol Duff

Memorial Trophy - Most Meritorious, Chloe

Keijzer; Snowboarding –Big Al’s Snowboarding

Trophy, Lear Otaki; Basketball - PTA

Shield most supportive player, Gus Casey -

Solly; Written and Spoken Communication -

The Diana Limbrick Family Cup for Excellence,

-Jessica Bleach; Vocal Music –The

Rhys Smith Trophy, -Jessica Bleach; Music -

The Holmes Family Cup for Most Improved

NCEA Music Student, Daniel Jones; Music –

The Talbot Family Cup for effort in class room

music, Georgia Williams-Freeman; Arts –The

Shirley Body Trophy -This award is for the

senior student who best exemplifies commitment

and high participation inthe Arts, and

whose contribution to the Visual Arts of the

school has been outstanding, Penny Nell; Mid

Canterbury Choir Scholarship, Penny Nell;

Netball – Methven Netball Club Trophy for

best all rounder in Anetball, Georgia Blundel;

Mountain Biking–The Big Al’s Trophy, Patrick

Duff; Music –Christine McArtney Cup for Most

Improved Itinerant Student, Emma Papworth;

Netball –Most Improved Player in ANetball

Team, Juliet Campbell; Girls Soccer –Opuke

Trophy, Maddison Foster; Shooting – The

McLaren Trophy, Amelia Swan; Tennis –Girls’

Senior Champion, Victoria Talbot; Brian

Blackwell Sports All Rounder Trophy -for the

senior student with all round achievement,

contribution and participation in school sport

this year, Maddison Foster; Cochrane Trophy

for Highest Achievement - Outstanding

achievement to the highest level in asport for

the year, Maddison Foster.

The Mount Hutt College Year 12 top academic achievement award

went to Janre Lim.

Academic Prizes

Agriculture -The South Pacific Seeds(NZ)

Ltd Prize, Edward Millichamp; Agriculture -

The South Pacific Seeds (NZ) Ltd Award for

Interest in Agriculture. (Awarded to the student

who irrespective of scholastic ability or academic

attainment through qualities of diligence,

tenacity of purpose and enthusiasm for

rural life gives evidence of being most likely to

become a successful farmer), Edward Millichamp;

Agriculture -Primary Industries Prize

for the Top Student in Year 12 in Primary

Industries Academy, Piper Hood; Agriculture -

Primary Industries Prize for the Top Student in

Year 11 in Primary Industries Academy, Alex

Coldicott; Art –The Peter Beaven Architect

Memorial & Spruce Gardens Prize, Jessica

Barron, Penny Nell; Biology –The Jackson

Holmes Contracting Prize, Adam Shears;

Chemistry - The Methven Autoservices Ltd

Prize and the Holdaway Family Cup, Jessica

Hydes; Design and Visual Communication –

The Heartland Ricoh and Methven Travel

Prize, Jessica Barron, Jacob Ermio; Digital

Technology – The Photolife Prize and the

McLaughlin Cup for Computer Skills, Lockie

Atkinson; Economics –The Paddock Vets Ltd

Prize, Sammie Mackle; English –The Methven

Seed Cleaning Prize, Sammie Mackle;

Amanda Vaughan Trophy – Diligence in

Digital Technology, Friso Warmerdam; Food,

Nutrition and Health -The Alpine Grind Prize

and the Edna Low Trophy for Home Economics

with recipe book from the Mid Canterbury

Federation of Women’s Institute, Megan

Rutter; Gateway - The Tertiary Education

Commission Prize for Excellence in the

Gateway Programme, Ella Docherty; Gateway

–The Tertiary Education Commission Prize -

For achievement in Pathway Learning and

practical application, Jayden Etheridge; Geography

–The Clear Ear Health Nurse Prize

with the ‘BD’ Trophy and book award, Sophie

Monk; History - The Super Liquor Methven

Prize for History with the Irene Dalton

Memorial Trophy, Angus Spittal; Mathematics

with Calculus – The Flow Pool and Studio

Prize, Jessica Hydes; Mathematics with Statistics

–The Methven Medical Centre Prize,

Jasmine Thomas; Music – The R & R

Spreading Ltd Prize with the Rita Mangin

Trophy for General Excellence in Music,

Penny Nell; Outdoor Education –The Currie

Family Trophy for contribution, perseverance

and achievement in Outdoor Education,

Edward Millichamp; Physical Education -The

Alpine Sports Prize with the Collins Cup,

Megan Rutter; Physics –The Humm Engineering

Prize, Jacob Ermio; Technology (Hard

Materials) – The Hammer Hardware Prize,

Charlie Brown; Tourism – The Methven

Trucking Company Prize, Ella Docherty;

Vocational Pathways -The Wrights Drycleaners

Prize for a student who through their

diligence, enthusiasm and development of

workplace skills is well prepared for employment,

Piper Hood.

Special Awards

The Ashburton District Council Prize and

the Fitzgerald Family Cup, Recognition of

Service of the Deputy Head Students, Jacob

Ermio, Sammie Mackle; The Principal’s Award

for Head Girl, Jessica Smith; The Principal’s

Award for Head Boy, Adam Shears; Everyday

Hero Award &The Arabica Prize, This award

is for aschool leaver who,every day, faces life

with courage, determination and dignity, Ella

Docherty.

Major Awards

The Matt Wallace Memorial Award &

Dubliner Prize, Best All Round Year 11 Boy,

Andy Armour; The Matt Wallace Memorial

Award &Dubliner Prize, Best All Round Year

11 Girl, Madison Holgate; The Ken Lowe

Memorial Prize with the Limbrick Memorial

Cup for Diligence and Involvement in School

Activities, Jessie Eaton; The Argyle

Schoolwear &Ballantynes Cup For Innovation

and Excellence, Jessica Hydes; Rotary Club

of Ashburton Awards to students with high

achievement and significant contribution to

school activities over their school career at

Mount Hutt College, Chloe Keijzer, Bianca

Birchler-Stockdill; The Guardian Community

Leadership Award, Penny Nell; The Methven

Lions Club Tertiary Prize, (to aschool leaver

with academic success and contribution to

school life), Sammie Mackle; The Prime

Minister’s Vocational Excellence Award, Erin

Watson; Methven Masonic Lodge Good Citizenship

Awards, Megan Rutter, Adam Shears;

EA Networks Jubilee Scholarship, Ben Papworth,

JacobErmio; Board of Trustees’ Award

for Best All-Round Boy, Edward Millichamp;

Board of Trustees’ Award for Best All-Round

Girl, Jessica Smith; Proxime Accessit, The R

OMcDowell Crystal Globeand The Ashburton

High School and Rotary Club of Ashburton

Prizes, Jessica Barron; 2021 Dux, Rotary Club

of Ashburton and Philip Wareing Ltd Cup,

Jacob Ermio.

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Southern News

On-farmvisitsproving asuccess

Land management and biodiversity advisors

Billy Bartrum andMaria Captein

BillyBartrumand Maria Captein arerelativelynew

to their rolesasland managementand biodiversity

advisorsinour southern region. However, they are

already certain the best conversationshappen out in

the fieldoratthe kitchen bench.

Those, theysay,are the ‘aha!’ moments –whena

complex task or project on-farmsuddenly becomes

viable, through the power of conversation and advice.

The role of aland management and biodiversityadvisor

includesfreeon-farmvisits to help landownersachieve

the aimsoftheir Farm Environment Plans and work

to –and beyond -good managementpractices.The

team can also assist with identifyingnativespeciesand

wildlife habitat and giveadvice on planting plansand

funding applications.

Volunteers geton-board

Wilding Free Mackenzie

Mackenzie Basin locals have been banding togetherto

stop the spreadofwilding conifersacross theiconic

landscape withthe help of Wilding Free Mackenzie and

EnvironmentCanterbury.

Aseriesofrecent community volunteer dayshave

been asuccesswith groupsofupto40peopleturning

up each time to help clearyoung wilding coniferson

sectionsofland near Twizel and Tekapo/Takapō.

Our biosecurity advisor for special projects

Steven Palmer said the recent volunteer daysprovided

an important opportunity for locals to getinvolvedwith

protecting their local environment from thedestructive

impact of wilding conifers.

Maria has moveddown south after working in land

management at Taranaki Regional Council for the past

three years. “It’stalking to afarmer and understanding

their point of view,having those discussions, and

coming to asolution that suits everyone. It’s not aonesize-fits-all

kind of approach, youneedtobeflexible

and abit creativeattimes,”she said

“I justlove it whenthe ‘aha’moments happen on-farm

through our discussions–when people realisethat

actually, it can be done."

BillyisagraduateofLinoln University,where he gained

aBachelor of Environment Management, majoring in

freshwater management.Hehas plenty of experience

of the farming sector.

“I grew up on avariety of sheep and beef farms across

theisland. Coming from afarming background it helps

me to see thebigger picture when tackling tricky

environmental issues,”hesaid.

Billyand Maria arebased in our Ashburton

depot and there’s also alargerteamofland

management andbiodiversity officers in Timaru.

As asouthernteam, theyvisit farms as far south

as Duntroonand Kurowinthe Lower Waitaki

catchment and up to theRakaia River,including

all of South Canterbury and the UpperWaitaki

and the Mackenzie Basin area as well.

Contact the team by calling 0800 324 636

“Successful events likethese highlightthe importance

of working with community groupstofight serious

biosecurity threats in our region,”hesaid.

Environment Canterburyplayedaroleinsetting up

Wilding Free Mackenzie in 2015and continues working

collaborativelytodeliverthe wilding conifer control

programme in the Mackenzie Basin.

If youwanttodoyour bit to help

control wilding conifers find out moreat

www.mackenziewildingtrust.org

Flood recovery

river worksmap

Want to knowmoreabout our flood repair work?

PESTWATCH

Pretty butpesty!

Yellow waterlilymay look pretty but can quickly

wreakhavoc onfreshwaterecosystems!

It’s easiest to recognise during December when

its yellow stalked flowersand large heart-shaped,

waxy leaves areonfulldisplay.

Yellow waterlilylikemanyother aquatic pests is

easilyspreadbyboats, fishing gear or machinery

so remember to Check,Clean, Dry when moving

between waterways.For more information on

Check,Clean Dry visit mpi.govt.nz

Report potential sightingsofyellow waterlily

through the Find-A-Pest app or by

emailing biosecurity@ecan.govt.

Comework forus!

Current vacancies in

South Canterbury and Ashburton

•Zone Facilitator(South Canterbury),

based in Timaru or Christchurch

CLOSING DATE 3DECEMBER

•Consent Planner,based in Timaru

CLOSING DATE 5DECEMBER

Visit ecan.govt.nz/about/careersfor

details andtofind out how to apply.

Volunteers clearing wilding conifers near Tekapo/Takapō

After the region-wide flooding of 31 May–2June2021

we assessed all damaged flood infrastructureand

started aplanfor repair work.

Youcan view these flood recovery repairsonan

interactiveonlinemap showing the location of each

flood repair job,colour coded by priority.

canterburymaps.govt.nz/FloodRecovery

Need your environmental

practicessorted?

Ourlocal teamscan help you–call 0800324 636

andask to talk to your localland management

advisorfor free advice.

More information forfarmerscan be

foundatecan.govt.nz/farming

@EnvironmentCanterbury

www.ecan.govt.nz

0800 324 686

Ashburton office: 4McNallySt,7700

Timaru office: 75 Church St,7910

Taking action togethertoshape athrivingand

resilient Canterbury,now andfor future generations.

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NEWS

38 Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

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Talent shines at female rugby league

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Ashburton’s newly formed

Hakatere Vaine Toa rugby

league side hosted the Otepoti

(Dunedin)rugby league side in a

best of three, ninesformat last

Saturday at theHampstead

Rugby Club grounds.

It was an inauguralevent to

promote femalerugby league in

thenines format andwithplenty

of young talent comingthrough

organiserswere keen to see it

succeed.

Team manager Marie Maeva

said HakatereVaine Toawas the

first girls league squad in the

district and alreadymaking huge

stridesonthe Canterbury league

scene.

The side is coached by DJ

Tupaea andMana Thompson.

Althoughthe scoreboard went

Dunedin’s way in all three

gameslast weekend,the young

Hakatere sideimproved each

game led by co­captains Gemma

Taylor, 18, and RipenaUmaga,

14 .

Mrs Maevawas appreciative of

the sponsorship received from

businesses and individuals

includingAdvanced Ashburton

and Hampstead All Sports

Complex whichhad enabled the

players to be kitted out with

uniforms andgear.

Supportershoodies were also

available.

In Ashburton the teams played

three fast­pacedgames, and,

along with spectators, took part

in some fun, friendly activities

between games. They included

tug of war battlesand kicking for

goal competitions.

Theday ended with aHakari

(feast).

By the thirdgame Hakatere

Vainea Toaplayers were scoring

runaway tries, Mrs Maevasaid.

“They played so well.”

Hakatere Vaine Toa cocaptain

Ripena Umaga also took

out the best offensiveplayer in

one of three tournament awards.

The most valuable player and

best defensive player awards

went to Dunedin players.

The squad, classed as an

Under 18s side although most

players were Under 16, formed

to play in thePacific Series

weekend tournament in Hoon

Hay, Christchurch over

Canterbury Anniversary

Weekend, butitwas cancelled

duetocovid.

Many of the players hada

rugby background, so had made

theswitch to the league format

easily.

The squadwasdue totake a

break before regroupingfor the

next nines tournament in

February, 2022.

Hakatere Vaine Toa’s Gemma Tapurau moves the ball in play

against Otepoti side. Hakatere Vaine Toa co­captain Gemma Taylor with ball in hand. PHOTOS KIRSTY CLAY

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Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

43

CLUB NEWS

Ashburton MSAPetanque Club

Recently several of our

members travelled to Alexandra

for the South Island Triples

Championship. KarenBensdorp

and Nicky Foden were part of the

Women’s Championshiprunner

up team,

Chris Taylor wasinthe team to

get 3rd equal; Jan Guilford and

Mavis Thompson were in the team

to get second in the Plate. In the

Men’s NevilleBensdorpwas part

of the 3rd placed Championship

team.

Last weekend we hosted the

South Island Senior Doubles

Tournament over the two days.

Teams from Dunedin and

Christchurch tookout the top

three placings, with Chris Taylor

and her Dunedin partner 4th,

Shelagh Field and Mavis

Thompson 7th, and Jan Guilford

and her Christchurch partner 8th.

Sunday finished with prize

presentations, raffles and

afternoon tea.

Tristar is being held in

Wellington this weekend with

someofour members taking part.

We are hosting alocal firm for

part of their Christmas break up

this Saturday, so we arelooking

forwardtosharingour knowledge

of our game with them before

enjoying nibbles and drinks.

The Club enjoys gathering on

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

at 1pm and you are most welcome

to joinustolearn the game, at 115

Racecourse Road.

Ashburton Horticultural

Society

President Joy welcomed 9

members &1new member to our

GardenGroup November

meeting, this was our final

meeting for the year.Westarted

the afternoon withanenjoyable

Pot Luck Lunch, always

interesting the varietyoffood at a

Pot Luck Lunch.

Table showresults. Great Table

show with 43 entries from 5

members

Brian Glassey –7firsts, 4

seconds, 1third

Joy Jaine –6,2,2

John Hoogweg –6,1,1

Anne Gamblin –3,0,1

Trevor Gamblin –0,3,0

Premier Award: Brian Glassey –

Class 31, 3stems blue iris

Raffle was won by John

Hoogweg, Mary McCosker, Allan

Johnstone

Next meeting willbeonFriday

21st January 2022 at 2pmat

Domain Pavilion, Walnut Ave,

with Guest Speaker –Lesley Ottey,

ADCEnvironmentEducator. New

members welcome

Ashburton Bowling Club

The Ashburton Ladies Triples

Championship has reached the

Final stage. At adate to be

decided the contestwillbe

between Diana King’steam and

Heather Goodall’steam.

Congratulations to all those

ladies.

The Ladies PairsChampionship

matches began in earnest on

Thursday and will continue into

this week.

Ahuge thank you to all those

involved in the preparationsfor

the Bowman Cup, sponsored by

Property Brokers, which is on

Monday 22nd. Much work has

been done in advance of this

ladies’ prestigious competition

which Ashburton Bowling Club

takes greatpride instaging.

On Thursday Ashburton’s Tony

and Annette Blain and Doug

Kinvig got 4th in the 1 ⁄2 day triples

at Rakaia.

On Friday at the Charene

Trophy LadiesFours held at

Allenton,Ashburton’steam of

Diane Gutberlet, Shirley Taylor,

Alison Gibbs and Shirley Maw

came2nd with3wins.

Congratulations ladies!

Ashburton Men won10 to 3

(Ashburton 2games, ChCh 1game)

againstChCh on Saturdayinthe

Centre Men’s Interclub 3/4’s.

Congratulationsgentlemen!

Becauseof conflictingmatches,

only asmall attendance at the

Club’sRollover Tripleson

Saturday saw CLeech, GSparks, A

Gibbs, win.

At the Pairsand Fours,

sponsoredbyNBS, on Sunday, a

day enjoyed by all,the placings

were:

1st BMayson, BHarper, B

Redmond,DBenson

2nd WSuttie,AGibbs,RSuttie,

GSparks

3rd MHill,JKewish, HGoodall,

LSpargo

4th RGutberlet, MQuinn, P

McElwain, DGutberlet.

Areminder to members of our

inhouseQuaich Trophy,

sponsoredbyRobbies Undercars

Specialists, will commence at 1.15

pm on the 27th.Nofee, aplate

please,names on the whiteboard,

thank you.

The Club’s Christmas Dinner

willbeheld in the Club rooms on

Saturday,18th December,5for 6

pm.

Good bowlingeveryone,take

care and don’t forget yourmask!

Lions Club of Ashburton

Pakeke

Our November tea meetingwas

held lastMonday, 22 November.

PresidentRobert Spencer

welcomed everyone, especially

District Governor Christine

Stewartand guest speaker John

Ferguson.

Apologiesfor eight Lions was

read by pastpresident, Jim

Martin. Five social ladies were

present.

Our annual Charity Market is

scheduled to be held on Saturday

morning29January and again on

Sunday morning 30 January2022,

from9am until1pm on both days.

Planningiswelladvanced for this

event, but we really need acovid

“green light” for this event to go

ahead. We have started collecting

goodsfrom donors aroundthe

town with pickups occurring on a

Thursdayafternoon.

Ourcar trial happened last

Sunday.

Our guest speaker,John

Ferguson, aseasoned firefighter

withFENZ, attended wild fires in

NZ, the US and Australia. He

spoke aboutthe way the different

countries approachextinguishing

these massive wild fires. The

largest fireJohn ever attended

burnt overamillionacres in West

CoastUSA.Very hard to imagine

the scope and destruction such

fires cause.

Lion Bob Rogers and Judy

Chisholmdid the tailtwisting,

extracting fines from members.

President Robertclosed the

evening.

OUT AND ABOUT

NOVEMBER

26­28

TritonHearingwill be

outside the Ashburton

Mitre10Megastoreand

is offeringfreehearing

checks. Theservice is

offeredbetween 9amand

5pm.

NOVEMBER 28

MerryLittle Christmas

Market at the Ashburton

TrustEvent Centre.The

event runsfrom11.30am

until4pm Gold Coin

Donation.

CelebratingSt

Andrew's Day at the

SinclairCentre. 10am

morning worship includes

the Ashburton County

Scottish Society Pipe

Band.

NOVEMBER 29

Tootfor Tucker foodbank

drivearound Ashburton

organisedbyAshburton

County Lions. Help

replenish the district’s

foodbanks by leaving

non-perishable grocery

itemsatthe mailbox for

collection by Toot for

Tuckervolunteers.

Collectionstartsat6pm,

and will be heraldedby

the tooting of carhorns.

Huntingdon Stranges Road

Huntingdon 279Stranges Road

Tender

Lease

Strategic Purchase Opportunity

Situated in the highly regarded Huntingdon farming area, this is a

strategic irrigated title that will add value and scale to existing

neighbouring farms or as an ideal first farm proposition.

This land holding comes to the market after being held by the same

family (6 generations) since 1895. With groundwater and farming

activity consents in place the 80.42ha* (subject to final survey) unit

features good irrigation infrastructure, excellent access, shelter and

soils which position this property for all land use options.

Property Brokers Ltd LicensedREAA 2008 |pb.co.nz

Tender closes 12.00pm, Fri 10th Dec,

2021 (unless sold prior)

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/AR96221

Greg Jopson

M 027 447 4382

Huntingdon -Strategic LeaseOption

Agolden opportunity is offered with the lease of this well presented

irrigated 151.95 ha arable/livestock finishing unit close to Ashburton

services and amenities. Well located and strategically placed for an

addition to your farming business.

Afarmunit with the scale, soils, consent to farm, well consents plus

efficient pivot and rotorainer irrigation that is well positioned for most

land use and farm management options.

This lease is available either on its own or in tandem with the sale of

the Vendors 80.42 ha (approx) freehold title that is marketed

concurrently.

Property Brokers Ltd LicensedREAA 2008 |pb.co.nz

Tender closes 12.00pm, Fri 10th Dec,

2021 (unless sold prior)

View By appointment

Web pb.co.nz/AR96219

Greg Jopson

M 027 447 4382


44 Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

NEWS/CLASSIFIEDS

SPORTS RESULTS

TinwaldCycling Club

Gareth Lewis secured victoryinTinwald

CyclingClub’s,Jims Test andTag,46km

handicap event on the lowlandsofMt

SomersonSunday.

Lewis made abold effortonthe run

home, breaking free of his bunchand

finding the front with the finish line in

sighttotake thehardearned win.

Nigel Chatterton produceatoughrideto

securethe second place spoils.

Don Morrisonled in athreeupbunch

sprint to claim thefinalpodiumspot.

Matt Marshal, Brian Ellis, andDoreen

Lembke filled the top half dozen placings.

HamishMcDonald build on lastweeks

goodeffort to claim fastest timehonours,

riding thedistance in 65.38.

TonyWard andLarryNeal tooksecond

and thirdtimerespectively.

The juniorsand division2contesteda

16kmhandicap event.

Cooper Spillane had agreat battlewith

his co­markers, gettinghome thestrongest

to takethe win.

PennyMarriott havingher firsthit out

for the seasonproduced atop ride to take

secondplace.

IsabelWall continuedher good form

withawell­earnedthird place.

Fourth placegetterConner Toomey

claimedfastest time, riding the course in

29.22.

ZoeSpillane and LucyReeve rounded

outthe topsix.

Merv Grewar secured braggingrides

withvictory in division 2.

Nextweekthe Clubwill contest a48km

handicap event around the Grahams Road

block.

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers

Wed 17th Nov.19riders.1st. Jelle

Hendricksen 26m20s.2nd. CharlotteCox

26m 20s. 3rd Simon Holland26m 20s. 4th.

Nicole Hands 30m53s.5th.Nigel

Chatterton 29m 40s 6th.Ryan Gallagher

29m41s. 7th.Anna Holland 29m 44s. 8th.

Brent Hudson 31m 50s.9th. Tony Ward 23m

20s F/T.10th.MichaelGallagher 23m22s

2f/t.11th. Ged Wall 25m33s.12th.Mark

Summerfield 23m24s 3f/t. 13th. Paul

Chapman 25m 34s. 14th. Nick Grijns 25m

35s.15th.Roger Wilson 25m 57s 16th. Paul

Hands 32m 54s. 17th. Chris Reid 24m26s

4f/t.18th. James Kaye26m 46s.19th.Isabell

Wall35m 18s.

Allenton Bowling Club

Saturday 6th November Combined Club

DayRoll up washeld andresults were

First: AlanLeis,DenysMcEvedey, Bruce

Henderson 2wins1draw

Second: BarryMolloy, John Bruce,Neil

Sharplin 1win 1Draw

Friday12th November: Allenton hosted

the FridayShowDay Open with agood

numberofteams followed by aBBQ Lunch

and thanks to all whoprovided morning tea

and lunch.

Results were as follows:

First: JO’Connor, KO’Connor,RTonks 3

wins20ends48Points

Second: WHyndham, SHyndman, Edlin

3wins19ends 34 points

Third: MAnderson, JKewish,AMillar3

wins18ends41points

Fourth: CHarrison, GClarke, AHarrison

3wins17ends 33 points

Friday19th November Ladies Charene

4’s Tournamentwas held:

Thank youtoall the members who

helped make theLadies Charene

tournamentsuch afantastic day,itisour

major fund­raising tournament and whata

success it was.

Saturday 20th November Combined Club

DayRoll up wasHeldand results were:

First: Bruce Henderson,Barry Molloy

Kelvyn O’Connor 2wins14ends

Second: JockO’Connor Hayden Cowan 2

Wins 12 ends

Events coming up for thenext period:

Rickard Cup is today. Names on the

board inclubhouse please, 12.30start.

Mufti dress.

Friday 26thHampstead Triples12.30pm

Start

Saturday 27thCentre Interclub Round 4,

9.00am Start

Sunday28th HampsteadAnstissCup

Open 4’s9.00am Start

Sunday28th Centre pairssection play.

;

2428882

ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT

TheMerryLittle

Christmas Market

28th November 11-30am until 4pm

Gold Coin Donation

Join us forthe MerryLittle Christmas

Market this November.Agreat

eventtopurchase unique Christmas

presents with awide arrayofstalls.

DuetoCovid restrictions,weask that

youpre-registeronour websiteorat

our boxoffice(at no cost). This is not

essential to attend the eventasyou can

register on the dayatthe event.

Twotickets will allocate youanhour.

BOOK

NOW

Stuck foraChristmas giftidea?

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

For more information

NOW www.ateventcentre.co.nz

03 307 2010 211A Wills Street, Ashburton 7700 admin@ateventcentre.co.nz

Advertising

that works!

Talk to Jann or

Karentodayabout

ways youcan reach

potential customers

or advertising with

thatspecial difference

-professional service

with asmile.

Phone:308 7664

199 Burnett St,Ashburton

Advertising

that works!

Talk to Jann or

Karentodayabout

ways youcan reach

potential customers

or advertising with

thatspecial difference

-professional service

with asmile.

Phone: 308 7664

199 Burnett St,Ashburton

2376119

2376119

TRADE &SERVICES

AllIWant for

Christmas 2021

December Saturday 18th 7-30pm,

Sunday 19th 2pm

Adult $15* /Senior &Child $10*

Family of 4$35*

At ATEC, all we want forChristmas is

the opportunitytocelebrate this very

special time of the year and bring

some cheer and goodwill to the town.

We have teamed up with some of Mid

Canterbury’sleading performers to

bring song and dancetothe stage in a

two-hour concert.

Whynot give them an

AshburtonTrust Event

Centre gift voucher

so they can come and

see the showoftheir

choicewhen they

want?

With our fantastic

selection of 2022

events,there’ssureto

be ashowthatappeals

to everyone!

*Servicefees apply

TRADE &SERVICES

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHS

FOR SALE

Have you had your photo

taken by our reporters?

OrderaPhoto Today!

¼Page*

$6

*approx 6x4

A5

$8.50

A4

$16

Ph: 308 7664 -199 Burnett St, Ashburton

2413265

2376133

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

TRADE &SERVICES

BUILD work to do? Contact

Kiwi Building and Maintenance

Ltd. Alterations,

Renovations, New builds.

Qualified Tradesmen.

Phone Cawte 027 418

7955.

CARPET 2YOU -for all your

flooring needs. Supplier

and installer of carpet and

vinyl, re-stretch and repair,

carpet cleaning. Phone

Mike Gill 027 491 4210.

CARPET Cleaning. Powerful

equipment and fast drying.

Upholstery, mats and rugs.

Experienced owner/operator.

Phone John Cameron

at Supersucker. 027 435

1042 or 308 1677

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $60

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

COMPUTER repairs, sales,

training, setup wirelessnetworks,

spyware

cleanup. On-site day or

evening. Low fees. Call

Robin Johnstone, Networks

Firewalls and PC’s Ltd, 308

1440 or 027 768 4058

CONCRETE Services -

Driveways, paths, patios,

mowing edging. Decorative

Concrete Specialist operating

locally with 30 years

experience. No job too big

or small. Contactless service

offered. Phone Paul

021 152 1966.

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,

farm equipment

service and maintenance,

WOF repairs, machining

and welding. Odd jobs a

speciality. Mobile workshop.

Can collect. Phone

Malcolm 0274 754 241.

FARM Services: Repairs and

irrigation maintenance.

Weekly pasture measuring

service. Effluent irrigator

repairs and maintenance.

Farm welding and repairs.

Center pivot maintenance.

Wire rope splicing. Trailer

repairs and maintenance.

Phone Adam Stevens 027

352 6007

FIRE Extinquisher sales and

servicing. On farm/

contractors - trucks/tractors/balers/combines/cars/

boats/caravans etc. Phone

Mack at Doors and More on

027 396 0361

FLY control and spider

proofing. For all your

domestic and industrial

pest control needs phone

AJ Kerr at Ashburton Pest

Control on 03 308 8147 or

027 432 5447

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609.

EveryHome

EveryWeek-that’s

Phone 308 7664

199 Burnett Street

Ashburton

LOST &FOUND

2376123

SUNGLASSES LOST. Prescription

Polarised in a

brown hardcase. Outside

East St public toilets. Midday,

Sunday, 14 November.

Please phone 021 033

4674.

TRADE &SERVICES

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307

1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

LAWN Mowing. No job too

small. Call Les Smith, From

The Ground Up, for acompetitive

quote. Ph 027 840

0201 or 03 308 1500.

INTERIOR

PLASTERING

New or existing,

level 4finish, full skim

plaster or repairs

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2433664

LOCKSMITH/Door repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and bifold

door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Nigel at

Doors and More. Ph 027

516 7104

NETTLETON Decorators,

qualified tradesman, is

available for interior and

exterior painting, plus plastering,

stopping, skimming

and wallpapering. Phone

James on 0274 865 283.

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

SPIDER and fly treatment.

Inside or out. Moss, mould

or lichen treatment. For

either service, call Allan at

AA Performance Services

on 027 209 5026

SUN Control Window Tinting:

Privacy, UV, glare, heat

control for homes, offices

and cars. Phone Craig

Rogers 307 6347, www.

windowtinter.co.nz, member

of Master Tinters NZ.

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

SITUATIONS VACANT

No experienceneeded,

just agoodattitude!

We’ve gotanumber

of jobs availablefor

agriculturallabourers.

Excellentworkhours

Part-time or full-time

hours available

Short-term roleswith

opportunity to longtermworkonoffer

Great rates

Great fit for semi

retired,day workers, or

working around school

hours

Email us your CV

jobs@agstaff.co.nz

or call us on

0800112211

to startASAP.

LANDSCAPING POSITION

Full time position available. We areasmallbusiness

based in Ashburton doing all aspects of landscaping

from designtofull layouts.

The ideal person will need to be physically fitand

able (please don’t apply if you’re not), capable of

following instructions (please don’t apply if you

can’t), and beblessed with agood dose of common

sense (arare thing these days).You should also be

well presentedand be abletocommunicate directly

with other people (nogrunting).

If this soundslikeyou,flickmesome details

of yourself ideally withsomereference’s to:

dellphillips@xtra.co.nz 2437493

2365805


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

CLASSIFIEDS

Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

45

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT

SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT

Head Caretaker

An exciting and unique opportunityhas come

up to join our team at MountHutt College and

supportusinrealising our aspiration to develop

and maintain state-of-the-artfacilities in our

fantastic school in the heartofMid Canterbury.

Thesuccessful applicantwill be aself-motivated

and skilled tradie with acan-do attitude,who will

enjoyworking as partofawider team at Mount

Hutt College.

Remuneration is by negotiation but will reflectthe

unique skills the successful applicantwill bring

to the position. Athree-bedroom schoolhouse is

included in the remuneration package.

Formoreinformation on the role or remuneration,

please email the Principal’s Secretary,

Sheree McKay, college@mthutt.school.nz.

Applications close on

Friday 26th November 2021.

Position:

Location:

Hours of Work:

Date Issued:

2435115

We requireaphysically fit person to undertake light

maintenanceduties at our Supermarket premises.

Clean and tidy presentation, good communication

skills and reliable work habits areessential.

This position will involve10to12hours per week

and maysuit asemi-retired tradesperson. Days of

work arenegotiable.

If youenjoy workingaspartofafriendly team

and think this role maysuityou,please apply

-including acover letter and currentCVto:

donalda.hartley@newworld-si.co.nz

Casual Worker Wanted

Sheep and Beef

Up to 8to10hours aweek

Mainly moving

Irrigation and Stock.

Phone

Steve027 695 0397

SELL

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$27.50

Askaboutour

deliveryservice

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

WANTED TO BUY

Maintenance

Person

Part Time

2437325

2422683

2422689

STEEL Gutter Cleaner.

Brand new, worth $80. will

sell for $60. Genuine

reason for selling. Phone

03 308 5845.

ASHBURTON Scrap Metal

Recyclers buy heavy metal

etc. Free light-grade metal

in-yard dumping 9am-5pm

weekdays &9.30-11.30am

Saturdays. 117 Alford Forest

Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

2439411

MAKE money selling your

unwanted items. Up to 24

words for only $8. Can’t get

better than that. The Courier.

Job Vacancy

RefugeeSettlementSupportFamilyCaseworker

SaferMid CanterburyOffices, Ashburton

26hours perweek

October2021

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

looking for anew team member. Weare seeking someone who is looking for a

challenging and rewarding role as aSettlement Support Family Caseworker.

The Refugee Settlement Support Service iscontracted byMBIE to assist former

refugees to participate fully and integrate socially and economically into their

new community during their first 12 months inNew Zealand. Ifyou like a

challenge, enjoy engaging with people from diverse cultures, like working in an

environment where noday is the same, and are ateam player, then this could

be the perfect job foryou.Asfamily caseworkeryou will be the primarysupport

person for newly arriving families, overseeing their settlement process for the

first twelve months. Our service iscurrently assisting in the settlement offormer

refugeesfromAfghanistan.

Theperson applying forthisjob musthaverelevant experience and/or trainingin

afield thatfurnishesthemwith the skills and experienceneeded forapositionof

this type.Weare looking forcandidateswith thefollowingkey attributes:

• Abilitytorelate withand supportpeople from different cultural backgrounds.

• Agood understanding of relevantsocial servicesand agencies.

• Understanding of confidentialityand privacy actpractices.

• Knowledge and experience working with children,youth and families.

• Computerskills, including Exceland Word

• Excellenttimemanagementandorganisational skills

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

requirements

• Liveand work in the Ashburton region

• Empathywith humanitariancauses

• Enthusiasm andcommitmenttoworkasateam member

• High degreeofcultural competency

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

www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz careers page.

ApplicationscloseFriday3rd of December2021.

ASHBURTON COLLEGE

‘Individual ExcellenceinaSupportive

Learning Environment’

Teacher of Reading

This is a part-time (0.4 FTE, extra hours

potentially negotiable), permanent position for

commencement atthe start ofthe 2022 school

year.

We are seeking apassionate and future focused

teacher to join our staff. This role would suit an

educatorwith PrimaryorSecondarybackground.

The successful applicant will be tasked with the

implementation of the reading development

programme which includes working:

• with students in avariety ofcontexts –whole

class,small groups and individuals; and

• inclass with avariety ofteachers to promote

wide reading.

Thenecessaryskills include:

• anunderstanding of how toteach literacy skills

to teenagers;

• knowledge and passion forchildren’s literature;

• working collaboratively with other teachers;

• enthusiasm, flexibilityand adaptability; and

• a familiarity with the Literacy Learning Matrix

would be an advantage.

Applications close noon, Monday6December 2021

Information package enquiries andapplications

please contact

Jodee Ross,Principal’s Secretary

Phone (03) 308 4193 ext809

Email: rj@ashcoll.school.nz

Application Reference: 1HARRh

Phone 308 7664

office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

For further question’s please contactAni Koperu on 03 308 1395.

2438542

2438246

General Maintenance

-Horticulturalist

Maintain our open spaces facilities, playgrounds,equipmentand machinery,

and assist with mowing duties on some of the 86parks and reserves in the

district.

We arelooking forahandy person,whocanturn their handto most jobs,but

alsoknows when it is timetocall in the tradies.

For more information or to apply

for this role, visit our website

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz

Applications close on

Sunday,5December 2021.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

ArtGallery Education &

Programmes Coordinator

Fixed-term role, 12 months’ duration.

Working with schools,groupsand our growing community,you will expand the

reach of our exhibitionsthrough hands-on learning and creative experiences

forall.

To find out more about this vacancy

and what the Ashburton District

Council has tooffer you -gotoour

website.

Applications close on

Sunday,28November2021.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers

RakaiaCleaner

Keep our publicfacilitiesand toilets in the Rakaia Township clean and tidy for

our visitorsand localsalike.

Expressions of interest are now open for this cleaning role. The successful

applicant will be responsible for ensuring a consistently high level of

cleanliness in theRakaiaPublic and Domain conveniences each week.

If youare reliable,abletoperform these duties forfourhours on adaily basis

without supervisionand pride yourself on completing taskstoahigh standard,

we want to hear from you.

Please note that this role is forfour hoursper day,seven days aweek,onaone

week on and one week off roster.

Formoreinformation about this role,

or to apply online visit our website

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz

Applications close on

Sunday,5December2021.

www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/careers


CLASSIFIEDS

46 Ashburton Courier, November 25, 2021

FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD

OFFCUTS

$140 PER CORD

FIREWOOD

SLABWOOD

3cordgreen

$330

1cordgreen

$110

1corddry

$140

C.O.D. in town

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

LIVESTOCK

WANTED TO RENT

FOR LEASE

2428887

SAVE $100 on next winters

firewood. Old Man Pine 6m 3

$495. Limited supply. WINZ

accredited. Free delivery to

most of Mid-Canterbury.

Phone 027 297 7563

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

SPACE available for next

weeks Courier -bequick!

Talk to us about your advertising

requirements. Phone

308 7664 or call into our

office at 199 Burnett Street,

Ashburton.

AWESOME OFFICE space

for lease, rent or hire. Park

like setting. Indoor and outdoor

areas. North West

town boundary. Must view.

Phone 0274 754 241

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401 or

phone/text 021 554 570

STORAGE: Secure self storage

units available, long or

short term. Ashburton Storage

Facilities. Contact us

on 0274 362 636 or www.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz

FOR LEASE

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroomoroffice.

Fully insulatedand

double glazed forwarmth.

Threeconvenientsizes:

Standard3.6m x2.4m,

Large 4.2m x2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x2.4m.

Visit our displaycabin

418WestStreet or callfor a

freebrochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

2422687

WANTED TO RENT

Wantedrental property!

An excellenttenant lookingfor a2/3 bedroom

housetorentinAshburton.Weare ayoungfamily

of 3(acoupleand our littlebaby). Ihave my own

house in Christchurch andmovingmyfamily to

Ashburton forafull time position.

Referencewill be provided from employer.

Pleasecontactmeon0224059563orvia email

to mbashir.n1@gmail.com

2437418

SELF-CONTAINED Granny

Flat or Sleep-out for professional

male. Wanted from

January 2022. Phone

Daniel 022 406 6075

LIVESTOCK

LIFESTYLEFARMERS

Need your sheep shorn?

Small mobs and pets.

Experienced,fast,promptservice.

Phone Jarrod on 027 259 4644

POULTRY

GUINEA Fowl Keets (2 week

old) also fertile Guinea

Fowl eggs for sale. Phone

027 408 7008

GARAGE SALES

HOSPICE Mid-Canterbury

Garage Sale, this Saturday

at Hospice Base, 70 Havelock

Street, Ashburton.

9am -12pm. Wide range of

products.

RAKAIA COMMUNITY

Garage Sales, Saturday

27th November. Head

along to: 17 Tancred St

(Sawmill), 63 Tancred St,

121 Elizabeth Ave, 35

Elizabeth Ave (Church),

126 Bowen St, 91 Fergusson

St, 111 Wolseley Rd.

From 9am.

SATURDAY 27th November.

Walshs Road, Sign out

8.30am. Household and

shed items, toys, clothes.

Some free items.

SATURDAY 27th November,

9am -12mid-day. 93 Oak

Grove, Ashburton, (back

section). BBQ, bathroom

vanity, used bricks, tools,

household items, plus

much more.

SATURDAY 27th November

at 2/268 Moore St, Ashburton.

From 8.30am.

SATURDAY 8am -11.30am,

11B Cross St, Allenton,

Ashburton. Quality goods,

household, tools etc.

SATURDAY 9.00am -

1.00pm, SUNDAY 10.00am

- 12.00 mid-day. Heavy

Duty Mechanical Combine

tools, Covered Tandem

Trailer $4,500. ono, Children's

clothes(new). 18

Rapley Street, Ashburton.

THE Courier is the best way

to advertise in Mid Canterbury.

Ask anyone who

regularly advertises with us

and they’ll tell you, they get

results.

FRUIT &PRODUCE

POTATOES; Nadine, Red

Rascall and Agria $1.25kg,

or pre-ordered 10kg bags

$10. Phone 03 308 3195 or

027 531 9103. 81 Elizabeth

Street, Ashburton.

0800 58 78 22

2438533

HEALTH &BEAUTY

HEALTH &BEAUTY

URGENT CARE CLINIC

WEEKEND DUTYDOCTORS

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111

Forall othermedicalassistance outside of normal

hoursplease phone your generalpracticeteam,24/7,

to speak withahealth professional whowill giveyou

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

need urgentcare.

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice, call any

GP team 24/7 forfreetelephone health advice.

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders’tobringsome form of ID.

TheAshburton Duty Practice for...

Saturday27th November is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Sunday28th November is

ThreeRivers Health, 7-11 Allens Road,Ashburton

Consultations will be by appointmentonly.

To make an appointmentcallyour regular GP 24/7.

Methven and Rakaia: Formedical attention on the

weekend and public holidays please telephone

MethvenMedical Centre on 03 302 8105

or Rakaia Medical Centre on 03 303 5002.

Details foraccessing the afterhours services will be

on the answer phone.

PHARMACIES

Wises Pharmacy,CountdownComplex,

East Street will be open on ...

Saturday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am until 1.00pm

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open

normal trading hours during the week,and on

Saturdaymorning from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice

Phone the healthline on 0800 611 116

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

LASER HAIRREMOVAL AND REJUVENATION

Expert and painless hair

removal using the latest

laser technology

Facial rejuvenation

and body contouring

with Ulfit

0270

550 8088 www.lightroom.co.nz

TheConsortium,

Unit 2, TheMall, Methven

GARDEN SUPPLIES

GARDENERS Specials.

Sheep or Cow manure

$8/bag. Medium-square linseed

straw $50. Mediumsquare

pea straw $60.

Phone Alan 027 496 7136,

Ian 027 286 3697. AHinds

Lions Project.

JORDANS NURSERY

Rhododendrons from $15.

91 Pye Road, The Downs,

Geraldine. Wednesday to

Saturday 10am to 4pm or

by arrangement. Phone 03

6938332 or 0274311815

PROPERTY WANTED

MEETINGS

2433393

Ashburton

Squash Club

ANNUAL GENERAL

MEETING

Tuesday,

30 November 2021

7:30pm at the Club,

26 Harrison Street.

All welcome.

PROPERTY WANTED

wanted

•A“character”house

•2–3bedrooms

•600-800m²section size

•Permanent materials preferable

•Sunny livingareas

•Open plan living preferable

•Wellheatedand insulated

•Good garaging

•Hampstead or Netherby location

Please phone Mike 0277 81 87 80

2439258

2436839

2433111

PUBLIC NOTICE

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE JACKSON’SBISTRO

Thursdayand Saturday5.30pm -8pm

Wednesdaylunch from 12pm

OpenTuesdaytoSunday

ThursdayHappyHour

4.30pm -6pm

Membership Draw &Raffles

LintonLounge available to hirefor

Christmas and privatefunctions.

Ourclub andbistro operates responsibly

under the Covid Level2restrictions

Courtesy vanruns every

Thursday, Friday&Saturdayfrom4pm.

Join the RSA (the friendly Club)

12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 7175

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome

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

P-(03) 307 2409 Anytime 24/7

-Alarm Response and Patrols

-Alarm Monitoring

-Alarm and CCTV Installation

-Alarm and CCTV Servicing

-Data and Networking

- Fire Extinguishers

- Key Cutting

- Locksmithing

Ashburton’sonly100%locally owned and operatedsecuritycompany

2433620

MidCanterburyCommunityVehicleTrust

AGM

Tuesday23November 2021

10.30am

Rakaia Room, CommunityHouse,

44 Cass Street,Ashburton

DuetoCovid 19 numbers willbelimited

Please RSVP:

Email: Lesley.symington@safermidcanterbury.org.nz

EDUCATIONAL

EDUCATIONAL

L2D Driver Training

CAR–

Allstages. Beginner to full.

Block booking discount

MOTORCYCLE – Take your skills to the next level.

Individual lessons on anytopic,

including cornering,townriding,

braking and slowriding.

PERSONAL

Dave Campion

027 543 7632

2420806

PERSONAL

CountryRomance!

Adowntoearth lady with ahappy, caring and

bubbly personality.

Shestandsat5’5 with aslimfigure,

blonde hair &blueeyes. She loves

theoutdoors,tramping,fishing,cooking,

swimmingand agoodconversation.

To meet,Pleasecall

0800 446 332

andquotecode 53

2438423

2438363

PUBLIC NOTICE

Thurs 25th

10.00 Juniper

10.00 Falling forFigaro

11.45 ABoy Called Christmas

M

M

PG

11.50 Venom LetThereBeCarnage M

1.30 TheManySaints of Newark R16

1.40

3.50

4.00

5.20

5.50

7.45

8.20

ThePower of the Dog

PawPatrolthe Movie

ABoy Called Christmas

No Time to Die

Falling forFigaro

TheEternals

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

R13

G

PG

M

M

M

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Fri26th

10.00 Juniper

10.00

11.45

12.00

2.00

3.00

3.50

5.30

5.30

7.30

8.20

Sat27th

12.20

12.30

2.00

2.30

4.00

5.30

5.50

7.45

8.20

Sun 28th

10.00

10.20

11.40

12.30

1.45

2.30

3.35

5.30

5.30

7.45

8.20

10.00

11.00

11.45

1.00

2.00

3.45

3.50

5.30

5.40

7.40

8.20

Falling forFigaro

ThePowerofthe Dog

No Time to Die

Falling forFigaro

Last NightinSoho

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

TheEternals

ABoy Called Christmas

AntimThe Final Truth

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

PawPatrolthe Movie

ABoy Called Christmas

Rons Gone Wrong

No Time to Die

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

TheEternals

Falling forFigaro

AntimThe Final Truth

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

PawPatrolthe Movie

ABoy Called Christmas

Rons Gone Wrong

ABoy Called Christmas

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

No Time to Die

Falling forFigaro

TheEternals

TheManySaints of Newark

AntimThe Final Truth

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

Mon29th, Tues 30th

&Wed 1st

ABoy Called Christmas

Falling forFigaro

ThePowerofthe Dog

No Time to Die

Falling forFigaro

ABoy Called Christmas

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

TheEternals

Last NightinSoho

AntimThe Final Truth

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

M

M

R13

M

M

R16

M

M

PG

M

M

G

PG

PG

M

M

M

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R16

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NO COMPS

Antim the Final Truth,

ABoy Called Christmas,

Falling forFigaro,

Venom LetThereBeCarnage

Mr Kool icecreams is

available forbirthday

and Christmas parties,

school fairs,corporate

and social events.

Will also be carrying out

street sales,solisten

out forthe bells!

Pleasetextmeon

0210 467 467.

2423723

ASHBURTON Society of

Arts Christmas Show. On

now at Short Street Studio.

Paintings and crafts. Weekends

11am -4pm, Monday

and Wednesday 10am-

1pm if signs out.

COLLECTING NOW for Ashburton

Pakeke Lions Charity

Market, January 2022.

Quality second-hand furniture,

household, garden

and workshop items. No

TV’s or computers. Phone

John 307 6229, Dave 307

4349 or Clarrie 308 9629.

HOSPICE Mid-Canterbury -

Here when you need us. If

you or someone you care

about has a life limiting

illness, phone 307 8387 or

027 227 8387


ASHBURTON

2DAYSONLY -FRIDAY 26AND SATURDAY 27NOVEMBER

Dometic Cool-Ice

Box43litre

LedLenser H5 Core

Headlamp

Leupold BX-1 McKenzie

HD 10X42 Binos

FREE

Bino

Caddy

NOW

$

199.99

Was

$299.99

NOW

$

69.99

Was

$119.99

NOW

$

399.99

Normally

$529.99

Garmin Tactix Delta

GPS Watch

Only

2in

stock

20% OFF

all Huntech in-store

Back Country

Cuisine Meal Deal!

Buy 3,

get a4th

FREE

NOW

$

1099.99

Was

$1649

Okuma Vibe Kids Fishing Sets

Blue,Orange and Pink options

IN-STORE

MANAGER’S

SPECIALS

Offer applies to Regular 2serve meals

DirtyDog Sunglasses

In-storerange only

Exclusive

Colour

Exclusiveto

20% OFF

all StoneyCreek in-store

NOW

$

39.99

Was

$44.99

NOW

$

69.99

Save up

to $60

Phone 03 308 5117 l 393 West St,Ashburton

2413589


QUALITY USED VEHICLES

WARRANTIES AA APPRAISED FINANCE BIGGEST YARD BEST SELECTION TRADE-INS

2008 TOYOTA

BLADEMASTERS

• 3000ccpetrol

• ABS

• Reverse camera

• Body kit

• Auto

• 82,247kms

3½ stars

2015 NISSAN

SYLPHYX

• 1800cc, petrol

• 2wheel drive

• Cam chain

• Pushbutton start

• Economical

• 18,984kms


$11,995

NISSAN

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

2013 NISSAN SYLPHY, 1800cc,4door sedan, auto, ABS, air con, 48,000kms......$10,995

2012 NISSAN BLUEBIRD –1800cc, ABS,cam chain, 43,000 kms................................ SOLD

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

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

2006 NISSAN BLUEBIRD, 63,000kms,ABS, cam chain......................................................SOLD

2014 NISSAN TIIDA, 1200cc, ABS, cam chain,31,168kms.............................................$9,995

MAZDA

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

2007 MAZDACX7, 2300cc, SUV,tiptronic,reverse camera, ABS, 67,000kms.............SOLD

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

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

2008 MAZDADEMIO, 1500cc,ABS,air con, body kit, 130,053km...............................$7,995

SUBARU

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

2013 SUBARUOUTBACK, 2500cc, 4X4, reverse camera, ABS, 91,000km.............$13,995

SUZUKI

2012 TOYOTA

AQUAG

• 1500cc, hybrid

• Auto

• Cam chain

• ABS

• Pushbutton start

• 76,000kms

6 stars

2010 MAZDA

AXELA 20E

• 2000cc, petrol

• ABS

• Cam chain

• Auto

• AAAppraised

• 68,266kms

$11,995

$11,995

$11,995

2006 SUZUKI SWIFT, auto, 5door, one owner,54,116kms.......................................... $4,995

2015 SUZUKI SWIFT XG-DGE, 1200cc, auto, ABS, cam chain, 61,000kms ...........$11,995

MITSUBISHI

2008 MISUBISHI DELICAD5, 2400cc, 8seatercoach, cam chain, 81,000kms... $10,995

2001 MITSUBISHI DION, 1500cc, ABS, 7seats,hatchback,auto, air con................$4,995

TOYOTA

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

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

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

2013 TOYOTA COROLLAAXIO, 1500cc, hybrid,cam chain,52,000kms................... $12,995

2008 TOYOTA BLADE MASTERS, 3000cc, auto, 6air bags,bodykit,82,000kms $11,995

2013 TOYOTA PRIUS L.....................................................................................................................SOLD

HONDA

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

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

COMING SOON

2016 SUZUKI SWIFT, auto, 47,000kms

2008 NISSAN XTRAIL, 2500c,auto, 4X4

2005 TOYOTA RAV4, 2400cc, 4X4, auto

2006 HONDACRV, auto, 37,000kms

2013 MAZDADEMIO, hatchback,35,000kms


3081396

AUTOSLTD

&RENTALS

470 West Street, Ashburton

A/H Keith Drummond 0274 367 646

www.atob.co.nz

ENQUIRE NOW

-about our range of rental vehicles

Family,Sports, School or Social Trips

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

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