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The Methven Scarecrow Trail<br />

starts this weekend andyou<br />

mayspotsomefamiliar<br />

characters aroundthe town.<br />

Every year Methvenlocals<br />

build scarecrows to acertain<br />

theme. Thisyear’s theme is<br />

characters from children’s TV<br />

shows.<br />

Methven artist Hannah Kidd,<br />

well­knownfor her steeland<br />

iron animal sculptures, is<br />

droppingeverything to create<br />

another scarecrow<br />

masterpiece with thehelp of<br />

colleague Sue Bamford.<br />

In previous years Hannah<br />

andSue have madeBuzz<br />

Lightyear, Dobbie,<br />

Dumbo and<br />

Fantastic Mr<br />

Fox.<br />

This year,<br />

after alot<br />

of thought,<br />

and<br />

delving back in timetotheir<br />

childhood, back to thedays<br />

when kids would turn on the<br />

TV andwatchMastersofthe<br />

Universe, Jemand the<br />

Holograms andOllie Olsen<br />

reminding us to ‘Keep cool till<br />

after school’.<br />

Theladies decided on that<br />

iconicgrumpygreen chapfrom<br />

Sesame Street, Oscarthe<br />

Grouch.<br />

With so manycharacters to<br />

choose from, whyOscar the<br />

Grouch?<br />

‘‘We chose ourfavourite, we<br />

think about what will be fun and<br />

easy,’’they replied.<br />

Thelife sizeOscar sits in his<br />

rubbishcan<br />

home<br />

looking<br />

pleased<br />

with himself.<br />

High­spec materials have<br />

gone into bringing him tolife,<br />

with Hannahsacrificing her<br />

favouritegreen towel forhis<br />

body.<br />

Sue listed theother materials<br />

carefully chosen forthe project;<br />

‘‘He’s stuffed with straw, his<br />

eyebrows are old woollen<br />

slippers with tennis balleyes,’’<br />

shesaidproudly.<br />

There is healthycompetition<br />

between theMethvenscarecrow<br />

makers as local children get to<br />

vote on their favourite<br />

scarecrow creation.<br />

‘‘It startsout as fun and<br />

games, andbefore youknow it<br />

it’s highly competitive,’’ Hannah<br />

said.<br />

One thing that<br />

will help Oscar<br />

stand outfrom<br />

theothers is<br />

he will be a<br />

kinetic scarecrow.<br />

‘‘There will be akinetic pulley<br />

system where the kids pulla<br />

rope and the binwill open and<br />

Oscarwill pop out,’’the artists<br />

claim.<br />

Although thisseems a<br />

dubiousboast, they have used<br />

pulleys before on Dumbo,<br />

whose earsflap whenaropeis<br />

pulled.<br />

The arduousprocess of<br />

creating OscartheGrouch,<br />

included sixmonths of<br />

planning, ‘‘alot of coffeeand<br />

cafe brain storming sessions,<br />

mood boards,and then twodays<br />

of construction, and adayof<br />

staging.’’<br />

During the trailscarecrows<br />

will be placed around Methven<br />

for families to findand try to<br />

identify each character, with<br />

prizes up forgrabs forthe<br />

most correct entries.<br />

Trailmapsand<br />

entry forms are<br />

available from<br />

iHub andthe<br />

Methven Four<br />

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Annual Plan feedback urged<br />

BY MICK JENSEN<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council has<br />

adopted its draft Annual Plan <strong>2022</strong>­23<br />

andthe community has untilMay 6to<br />

offerfeedback and suggestionsonit.<br />

The draft plan outlinesthe operating<br />

budgetfor the coming year and<br />

currently means an overallaverage<br />

rates increase of 9.4 percent, although<br />

that willvaryacrossthe district and<br />

dependonlocation andproperty<br />

values.<br />

An online,virtual community<br />

meeting on theplanwas heldlast<br />

Thursday andeveningmeetings were<br />

held in <strong>Ashburton</strong>, Methvenand<br />

Rakaia earlier this week with<br />

councillors andcouncil staff.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> mayorNeil Brown said<br />

theplan wasa‘‘no­frills’’ budgetthat<br />

detailed the workcouncil hasplanned,<br />

howmuch it will costand how it will be<br />

paid for.<br />

“Just like everyoneelse,the cost for<br />

us to purchase goodsand services has<br />

risen sharply in the pastyear which is<br />

amajorreason we’ve notmet the 7.8<br />

percentincrease anticipatedinthe<br />

Long TermPlan,” he said.<br />

Budgetsfor someday­to­day services,<br />

particularlyinareaswhere it’slikely to<br />

only have asmallimpact on the<br />

community, have been reduced.<br />

He saidifthe community waswilling<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> mayor Neil Brown.<br />

to accept areduction in the level of<br />

service in otherareas, then furthercuts<br />

could be made.<br />

“I encourage peopletohaveagood<br />

readthrough the consultation<br />

documentand to give us their feedback.<br />

‘‘If weare to lower costs, we need<br />

solutions to be abletodoit.’’<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> councillors spent seven<br />

daysatbudget workshopsdeliberating<br />

the draft plan.<br />

An inflation rate of 5per cent has<br />

beenused, butindicators are thatthey<br />

maynow be understatedby2per cent.<br />

Council is proposingtodelay afew<br />

large capital projects includinganew<br />

driveway entrance to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Making Mid Canterbury at home<br />

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Domain,the domain promenadeand<br />

an upgrade to Balmoral Halltoreduce<br />

costs.<br />

Criticalwork thatmust be completed<br />

include upgrades to water<br />

infrastructure in Methven, MtSomers<br />

and Rakaia.<br />

Council hashighlightedtwo key<br />

topics forfeedback in theplan<br />

consultation.<br />

It is askingifthe standard of services<br />

should be reduced in order to reduce<br />

the ratesdemand andisalsoproposing<br />

to use$1.7 million fromforestry<br />

reserves to accelerate themajor<br />

roading repairs programme.<br />

Another factor affectingratesisthe<br />

impact of ratingrevaluations<br />

completedinthe districtlast year.<br />

There are significantincreases in<br />

urbanproperty values compared to<br />

ruralproperty values, whichmeans<br />

town ratherthan country ratepayers<br />

will be payingmore.<br />

The draft Annual Plan document is<br />

168 pages long.<br />

Public hearings on theplan areset<br />

for May 26.Aweek later therewill be<br />

deliberationsand apossible councillor<br />

workshop. Theplan will be adopted by<br />

June 29 and take affect from July1.<br />

Residents canfind out more and<br />

have theirsay on theAnnualPlan at<br />

itsourplace.nz or they can requesta<br />

copy of the consultationdocument from<br />

the counciloffices.<br />

Answers at last on three waters<br />

BY MICK JENSEN<br />

It’s taken six months but <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council has received answers<br />

to questions submittedaspart of the<br />

proposed threewaters reform.<br />

The Government is proposing to shift<br />

the current 67 council­owned and<br />

operated threewaters services into<br />

four new publicly­owned entities to<br />

manage the future delivery of drinking<br />

water, wastewater and stormwater.<br />

The new entities will be publiclyowned<br />

by councils on behalf of<br />

communities and will have ajoint<br />

strategic direction and regional<br />

representative groups madeupoflocal<br />

government and Maori.<br />

They will be financially separate<br />

from councils.<br />

Aletter datedMarch 7from the<br />

Department of Internal Affairs<br />

thanked council for its feedback on<br />

three watersand gave answers to 17<br />

questions submitted lastSeptember.<br />

The questionsincluded how the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>community could have<br />

guaranteedinfluence over its three<br />

waters services in the future,how the<br />

community voice will be heard and the<br />

inclusion of stormwater in the reform<br />

proposals.<br />

The letteralso updated council on<br />

the current status of the reform<br />

process and proposals.<br />

Council chief executive Hamish<br />

Riachtold councillors at arecent<br />

meetingthe largest area of feedback<br />

on three waters related to the<br />

representation, governance and<br />

accountability of the new entities.<br />

Atransition unit would be set up in<br />

eachofthe four entities to support the<br />

change over.<br />

Independent boards would run the<br />

day­to­day management of the entities,<br />

Mr Riach said.<br />

Regional groups were proposed and<br />

alsosub­regional groups that offered<br />

stronger links to local communities.<br />

Mr Riach said there was no<br />

guarantee <strong>Ashburton</strong> would have a<br />

representative role, and if it did, that<br />

rolecould cover awiderarea than just<br />

thisdistrict.<br />

The proposed reforms will be<br />

implemented throughaseriesof<br />

legislationthat is expected to be<br />

introduced to Parliament in the<br />

middle of this year.<br />

The Government will consider the<br />

recommendationsofthree working<br />

groups and once the Bill is introduced<br />

the public, including councils, will be<br />

able to submit on it through written<br />

and oral submissions to the Select<br />

Committee.<br />

MrRiach said he could see<br />

significant issues with staffing when<br />

council was called upon to co­operate<br />

and provide information for the<br />

transitionand transfer of assets.<br />

It would affect key staff across a<br />

number of areas of business and was<br />

likely to have consequences for<br />

‘‘business as usual’’ operations.<br />

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

the reformsneeded more timetoget a<br />

regulator in place.<br />

Apause was needed, as was a<br />

relationship rebuild with mana<br />

whenua, so that everyone was on the<br />

same page.<br />

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Consent needed for SH1 service station<br />

Waitomo EnergyLimited has applied for a<br />

land use consent to construct, operateand<br />

maintain an unmanned fuel service station<br />

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

The site is located on West Street,<br />

opposite the<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain and is 200m<br />

south fromthe Walnut Avenueintersection.<br />

The site is gazettedfor railwaypurposes<br />

and managed by KiwiRail Holdings<br />

Limited.<br />

Because of itslocation off astate highway,<br />

Waitomo Energyhas already asked for and<br />

beengiven written support by Waka Kotahi<br />

New Zealand Transport Agency.<br />

Waitomo Energy would lease an area of<br />

1535m2 for the proposed service station and<br />

the forecourt would include four dispenser<br />

locations and eight filling locations.<br />

Two vehicle crossings are proposed<br />

directlyontoSH1,which will operate on a<br />

one­way basis.<br />

The northern vehicle crossingwill be 12m<br />

wide and be used forentry only andthe<br />

southern vehicle crossing willbe11m wide<br />

and used as an exit only.<br />

The proposalwould also include<br />

landscaping, stormwater disposal and<br />

earthworksassociated withconstruction.<br />

Resource consent is also requiredfrom<br />

Environment Canterbury and would be<br />

sought followingthe successful granting of<br />

land use consent by <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council.<br />

The application hasbeen publicly<br />

notified with submissions closing on <strong>April</strong><br />

26.<br />

The site is zoned Open SpaceAandusing<br />

it as afuelservice station is notapermitted<br />

activity under the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Plan.<br />

Waitomo Energy Limited has applied for a<br />

consent to build an unmanned fuel service<br />

station on this West Street site opposite<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain.<br />

St John<br />

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appeal<br />

Ambulancestaff continuetoface<br />

unprecedented demand and St John is<br />

asking NewZealanderstoshow their “heart<br />

of gold” and this month support itsannual<br />

appeal.Donations can be made by textor<br />

phone.<br />

TheStJohnHeartofGold annual appeal<br />

is themost significant fundraiser of the<br />

calendar year,but this yearthe call for the<br />

public to supportStJohn with adonation is<br />

as important as ever.<br />

Theorganisation has contracts with<br />

Ministry of Healthand ACCwho fundabout<br />

80 percent of the operatingcostsfor the<br />

ambulance service. The rest is made up<br />

from ambulance partcharges,third­party<br />

contractsandfundraising.<br />

St Johnchief executive PeterBradley said<br />

the appeal wasaboutshowing kindness and<br />

helping in atimeofneed.<br />

‘‘Asdemandonour services has<br />

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communities throughout Aotearoa. In<br />

return,wehave seen incredible actsof<br />

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he said.<br />

Last year,111 callvolumes increased<br />

almost 10 percent nationwidetomorethan<br />

600,000 andStJohnambulance officers<br />

attendedover 400,000 emergencies –about<br />

five percent morethan the previous year.<br />

Thispressurecomes on top of ongoing year<br />

on year increasesindemand foremergency<br />

ambulance services which have<br />

experiencedunprecedented demand in<br />

recent monthsdue to the Covid­19<br />

pandemic.<br />

St Johnpredicts<strong>2022</strong> to be an even busier<br />

year.<br />

Duetothe ongoingriskswith covid<br />

pandemic, it is the second timeinrecent<br />

years St Johnhas cancelled nationwide<br />

street collections andotherface­to­face<br />

fundraising activities.<br />

Butwith ever increasing pressureon<br />

ambulance services they are aimingtoraise<br />

two million dollars to go towardssupport for<br />

ambulances and lifesavingequipment.<br />

“Weappreciatethe continuedfunding<br />

and support we receive from the<br />

Governmentfor our ambulance service,as<br />

wellasthe generosity of the public that<br />

helpstoensure we maintainthe best levelof<br />

criticalcare to our patients. We are<br />

extremely grateful to every individual and<br />

groupthat offers their support,” Mr Bradley<br />

said.<br />

Donationstothe St JohnHeart of Gold<br />

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Increasing numbers of teachers<br />

isolating because of covid and alack<br />

of relievers in Mid Canterbury is<br />

causing someschools to close and go<br />

online, or limit pupilattendance,<br />

just days out from end of term one.<br />

It’s alast resortoption to close a<br />

school, Wakanui School principal<br />

and Mid Canterbury Principals<br />

Associationspokesperson Rebekah<br />

Clement said.<br />

“To run classes we need teachers<br />

in front of them.<br />

‘‘Withteachers sick or isolating,<br />

other part­time teachingstaffat<br />

schools may be ‘redeployed’ into<br />

classrooms or relievers used,”she<br />

said.<br />

“Relievers are not abundant in<br />

Mid Canterbury and currently are<br />

very stretched (working five daysa<br />

week).<br />

“Theresimplyisn’t the relieving<br />

staff to fill all the current ‘gaps’,” she<br />

said.<br />

It was an issue at Wakanui School,<br />

but also at Hinds and <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Borough schools who were this week<br />

dealing witharesurgenceofcovid<br />

cases in their school communities<br />

and had fewer pupils at their<br />

respective schools.<br />

Hinds School had optedfor home<br />

schooling on Fridayand Monday to<br />

avoid wide spreadsicknessjust<br />

beforethe holidays.<br />

And with no shortterm relievers<br />

available <strong>Ashburton</strong> BoroughSchool<br />

principal HilaryBoycesaid the<br />

schoolwas “trying to findsolutions<br />

on adaily basis”.<br />

“Just as we were thinkingcovid<br />

had prettymuch finished withus, we<br />

are facing ashortage in staffing this<br />

week due to positive tests or family<br />

members testing positive,” she said,<br />

to her school community.<br />

Mrs Clement saidschools were<br />

doing theirbest to be creativeand<br />

find workarounds but for some it had<br />

got to the point it was not feasible.<br />

Some had closed temporarilyto<br />

all, while othershad just moved<br />

classes with high numbers of<br />

positive casestohome learning.<br />

“All schools would have completed<br />

extensive Healthand Safety<br />

planning around covid at the start of<br />

the year,” she said.<br />

“Considerable thought has gone<br />

Rebekah Clement<br />

❛“Teachers, support staff<br />

and principalshave<br />

worked hard to maintain<br />

consistency and quality<br />

learning for students in an<br />

uncertain timeand with<br />

many obstacles ­they<br />

should be applaudedfor<br />

theworktheyhave<br />

done.”❜<br />

—Rebekah Clement<br />

intoprocesses and procedures that<br />

allow the whole school community<br />

(students, staffand whanau) to<br />

remain safe,” she said.<br />

Someofthose processes included<br />

following Ministry of Education<br />

advice,keeping classes/groups<br />

separate, separatebreak times/<br />

staggered, limitingnon­essential<br />

people on site,students/staff<br />

following maskmandate, regular<br />

‘breather breaks’ outside, teaching<br />

outside, ventilation in classrooms<br />

and outdoor assemblies.<br />

But therehad been issues.<br />

“Some schools have needed to<br />

work through the employment<br />

processrelatingtothe vaccine<br />

mandate. This has been achallenge.<br />

“Overall Ithink schools have<br />

worked through whathas been<br />

required of us, (optingfor) sensible<br />

decisions that are best for their<br />

school community and keeping<br />

everyone as safeaswecan.<br />

“We’ve had to be incredibly<br />

adaptable by the week (and day at<br />

times) to changing requirements<br />

(especiallylast term),” she said.<br />

“Teachers, support staff and<br />

principals haveworked hard to<br />

maintain consistency and quality<br />

learning for students in an uncertain<br />

time and withmany obstacles ­they<br />

should be applauded for the work<br />

they have done,”she said.<br />

It had also been atime consuming<br />

processfor school management<br />

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5<br />

Fishscreen captures crowd at open day<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Hundredsofpeople youngand<br />

old took up the chancetowalk<br />

in adry section of the Rangitata<br />

Diversion RaceonSunday and<br />

get up close to the new $17.2m<br />

fish screen system before it<br />

goes underwater.<br />

The area will be connected to<br />

the mainwater raceinMay.<br />

Rangitata Diversion Race<br />

(RDR)Management Ltd chief<br />

executive officerTony<br />

McCormicksaid morethan 500<br />

peoplehad registered to attend<br />

the five hour session.<br />

“This is afantastically unique<br />

opportunity to pretend you’rea<br />

fish and get right amongstthe<br />

fishscreen,” he said.<br />

The fishscreen has been<br />

installed over the pastyear at<br />

the RDR’s intakeatKlondyke<br />

where wateris diverted from<br />

the Rangitata River for use by<br />

irrigation schemes,hydroelectric<br />

power and stockwater<br />

networks.<br />

It is designedtokeep fish,<br />

including youngsalmon, trout<br />

and natives,from being trapped<br />

in the main diversion race.<br />

“TheRDR quite<br />

fundamentally is the lifeblood<br />

of Mid Canterbury,” Mr<br />

McCormicksaid.<br />

“We provide waterfor<br />

irrigation for over 100,000<br />

hectares; most of Mid<br />

Canterbury is irrigated off the<br />

RDR. We run along the top<br />

under the foothills there and<br />

provide water to three<br />

irrigationschemes and then<br />

thereisalso stock water we<br />

supply to the counciland<br />

hydrogeneration at the end.”<br />

It’s a365­days operation.<br />

“There is an enormous<br />

amount of enterprise on the<br />

back of the water and the<br />

farming enterprise it supports<br />

in the wholeMid Canterbury<br />

region.”<br />

“It’s aprojecttoprotectthe<br />

fisheries and to make sure the<br />

fish stay in the river wherethey<br />

are meant to be,” he said.<br />

Young fish swept into the<br />

intakeare divertedbythe fish<br />

screenback into the river to<br />

continue their life journey.<br />

Thereisalso achannel at<br />

ground level for eels which<br />

swim alongthe bottomofthe<br />

canal.<br />

Localrepresentatives from<br />

Iwi andanglers have been<br />

among those invited to special<br />

viewings of the fishscreen ahead<br />

of its operation. As well as<br />

representatives from <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council(ashareholder<br />

in the company thatowns and<br />

operates theRDR),schemes of<br />

other districts,other<br />

shareholders and school pupils.<br />

It had impressed many, Mr<br />

McCormick said.<br />

The fishscreen is made up of<br />

sevencylindrical spheres that<br />

rotate,and aportionofflat<br />

screen. Made of stainless steel<br />

sections are crafted in a‘wedge<br />

wire’ grillspatterntoprevent<br />

debrisbuild­up, suchasleaves<br />

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grills. Thereisan external brush<br />

system to clean offany debris.<br />

The shapeof the fishscreen ­<br />

Photos: Top left; Rangitata Diversion Race (RDR) ManagementLtd<br />

chief executiveofficer Tony McCormick, and above; crowds get up<br />

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caughtatthe out­takeand<br />

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Baptist Church brings Easter story to life<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

An interactive andsensory<br />

display depicting events<br />

leadinguptothe resurrection<br />

of Jesus Christ, andthe<br />

meaning of Easter,has just<br />

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

Baptist Church.<br />

The display, in the church<br />

auditorium,tookthree daysto<br />

set up.<br />

It was visited by hundreds of<br />

people, includinggroups,<br />

schools andpreschools.<br />

Church children and<br />

familiesministry leader Delia<br />

Foxsaid membersofthe<br />

church, community groups,<br />

artists andbusinessesacross<br />

MidCanterbury had come<br />

togethertobring the Easter<br />

Trail biblical storyalive.<br />

‘‘It really felt like a<br />

community spirit was behind<br />

thisEaster trail,’’she said.<br />

Along the trail therewere10<br />

stations ­orbiblical scenes ­<br />

helping unveil someofthe<br />

many layers of symbolismand<br />

depth in thebible.<br />

Theystartedwith the arrival<br />

of Jesus by donkey in<br />

Jerusalem on Palm Sunday,<br />

wherehewas welcomed with<br />

great enthusiasm, and<br />

includedthe last supper,the<br />

betrayal events in the garden<br />

of Gethsemane, Jesus on trial,<br />

hisdeath on the cross, to the<br />

resurrectionand<br />

reappearance of Jesus.<br />

Alongthe display tour there<br />

were adultand children<br />

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palmleaf, finding characters,<br />

actinginascene or placesto<br />

reflect in prayer, as well as<br />

sensorytones such as thesweet<br />

smelloffrankincenseinthe<br />

tomb of Jesus or carryingrocks<br />

representing burdens to be<br />

laid down.<br />

It wasthe second year the<br />

church had run the event, but<br />

the firsttimeitwas open to the<br />

publicand for an extended<br />

periodoftime, MrsFox said.<br />

Ithad provedpopular with<br />

500tickets,out of 1600, booked<br />

in its first twodaysof<br />

operation.<br />

Thefree daily sessions ran<br />

every 20 minutes foraone hour<br />

tour, and were leadbychurch<br />

volunteershoping to give<br />

insight to peopleabout the true<br />

meaning of Easter.<br />

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Delia Fox near The Last Supper<br />

scene. Below, painted stones<br />

mementos were among the<br />

reflection pieces available for<br />

people to take home after the<br />

trail. Right, ascene depicting<br />

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Counciladoptedits climate<br />

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acrossthe organisation.<br />

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the development of an actionplan<br />

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This plan is seenasawayto<br />

monitor progress andalso to<br />

providepublicaccountability.<br />

In earlyMarch council received<br />

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andpublished by the Canterbury<br />

Councillor Angus McKay, avocal<br />

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Mayoral Forum, andaworkshop<br />

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councillor LizMcMillanagreed.<br />

CouncillorLynetteLovett said<br />

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Deaths<br />

RUSH James William (Jim),<br />

on <strong>April</strong> 7,<strong>2022</strong>. Suddenly<br />

but peacefully at home,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged 79 years.<br />

Dearly loved husband of<br />

the late Shirley. Cherished<br />

and loved Dad and fatherin-law<br />

of Dave, Kellie and<br />

Gordy Kenton, and the late<br />

Graham. Adored Grandad<br />

of Katie,Todd, and Annabel.<br />

Loved by his extended<br />

family and many friends.<br />

Messages to the Rush family<br />

c/- POBox 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

7740. Amemorial servicefor<br />

Jimhas been held.<br />

SCHOU, Neville Owen,<br />

on <strong>April</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong>, died<br />

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

aged 90 years. Dearly loved<br />

husband of Judith, together<br />

for 75years. Loved father<br />

and father-in-law ofPhillip,<br />

Roderick and Pauline,<br />

Nicola and Chris, Gabrielle<br />

and David, Jeffrey, and<br />

Gerard. Loved Grandad<br />

of all his grandchildren<br />

and<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

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great-grandchildren.<br />

Messages to Schou family<br />

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

7740. At Neville’s request<br />

aprivate cremation will be<br />

held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

STRINGER Shirley: On<br />

<strong>April</strong> 9,<strong>2022</strong>. Peacefully at<br />

Terrace View Retirement<br />

Village, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged<br />

85 years. Dearly loved<br />

wife and soulmate of the<br />

late Blair. Much loved<br />

mother and motherin-law<br />

of Barbara and<br />

Peter, and Vicki and Gary.<br />

Much loved MaofDevina<br />

(Indonesia). Cherished<br />

Nana to Jordan and Anna,<br />

Louis and Michelle, Josef<br />

and Emily and Maddison<br />

and adored great-Nana to<br />

Sophie, Lucy, William, Aylah<br />

and Juliette. “A beautiful<br />

heart, a warm smile and<br />

always ready with adinner<br />

invite.” Reunited with Dad.<br />

Messages to the Stringer<br />

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

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740. In lieu of<br />

flowers donations to St John<br />

Ambulance, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

would be appreciated and<br />

may be made online at<br />

bit.ly/sstringer0904.<br />

Shirley’s interment will be<br />

private and her Celebration<br />

of Life will be held at the<br />

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

Cass street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> on<br />

Wednesday <strong>April</strong> 20, <strong>2022</strong><br />

commencing at 2.00pm.<br />

Please wear something<br />

colourful to help us<br />

celebrateShirley’s life.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

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Family Notices<br />

Acknowledgements<br />

AYERS: Lynda Rose,<br />

24.01. 1931 to 10. 03.<br />

<strong>2022</strong>. Following our<br />

Aunty’s death, the nieces<br />

and nephews would<br />

like to acknowledge the<br />

expressions of sympathy<br />

through cards, messages<br />

and support following her<br />

death at Rosebank. To<br />

those who attended the<br />

funeral serviceatPaterson’s<br />

Chapel, and to those who<br />

travelled to Rangiora<br />

Methodist Cemetery<br />

for the burial. Special<br />

appreciation to Rev John<br />

Meredith who officiated<br />

at Paterson’s, to Penny<br />

the organist, those who<br />

assisted with the service<br />

and to Paterson’s for their<br />

guidance. Thank you to<br />

Jack Ayers who officiated<br />

at the burial. The family<br />

would like to acknowledge<br />

Diana Dynes who was a<br />

special friend to Lynda and<br />

who cared for her ‘Lucy’.<br />

We would like to thank<br />

the Management and<br />

dedicatedstaff at Rosebank<br />

Resthome who cared for<br />

Lynda over the last 5years.<br />

Many thanks to Rachel who<br />

provided refreshments for<br />

us all following the burial at<br />

Rangiora.<br />

THOMSON: Matthew Hylton,<br />

6July 1972 to 6th March<br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

Matthew’s family wouldlike<br />

to thank everyone for their<br />

love and support. For the<br />

cards, flowers, messages<br />

and phone calls. To all<br />

who helped and attended<br />

Matthew’s service.<br />

The InnerWheel Ladies and<br />

Trotts Gardens Catering for<br />

the lovely food, especially<br />

the egg sandwiches,<br />

Matthew’s favourite.<br />

There are no words to<br />

adequately express the<br />

supportand wonderful care<br />

Matthew received from the<br />

amazing Medical Staff of<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital,<br />

thank you.<br />

Please accept this<br />

message as our personal<br />

acknowledgement.<br />

Acknowledgements<br />

RISELEY,Mary(Molly)<br />

31/08/1929 -28/03/<strong>2022</strong><br />

Bob, Elaine,Linda and family<br />

would like to express their<br />

gratitude for the support<br />

they received after the<br />

loss of adearly loved wife,<br />

mother, grandmother and<br />

great-grandmother.<br />

We acknowledge the staff of<br />

Rosebank Lifecarefor taking<br />

such great care of Molly<br />

during her staywith them.<br />

To St John Ambulance and<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital staff<br />

who have assisted Molly<br />

over the last few years, Dr<br />

Diane Young and all at Three<br />

Rivers Health and Grantand<br />

staff at Netherby Pharmacy.<br />

She was always sograteful<br />

forthe help she received.<br />

We would like to say thank<br />

you to all the wonderful<br />

friends, neighbours and<br />

relatives for the cards,<br />

flowers, baking, phone calls<br />

and visits while Molly was<br />

unwell and following her<br />

death.<br />

Thank you to all who<br />

attended her funeral, and<br />

to Jim Harrington for doing<br />

such a great job leading<br />

the service, and to Helen<br />

Harrington for being so<br />

supportive. Also thank<br />

you to Jim Young for his<br />

assistance over the past<br />

months and during the<br />

service.<br />

We would like to express<br />

our appreciation to Jo<br />

Metcalf and staff at Memory<br />

Funerals for their help and<br />

guidance atsuch adifficult<br />

time.<br />

It is a comfort for the<br />

family to know so many<br />

people regarded Molly<br />

as a good friend. Please<br />

accept this as our personal<br />

acknowledgement<br />

Memorial Service<br />

MEMORIAL FOR<br />

JIM SMALL<br />

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NEWS<br />

10 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>14</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Tayla Davidsonwill represent New Zealand at the World Karate FederationOceania Champs.<br />

Tayla makes NZ team<br />

BY MICK JENSEN<br />

Rakaia’sTaylaDavidson will representNew<br />

Zealandatthe World Karate Federation<br />

Oceania Champs in New CaledoniainJune<br />

andhas also been selected to attend atraining<br />

camp that could sheher selected for theWKF<br />

WorldChampionshipsinTurkeyinOctober.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong>Collegestudentisbackon<br />

trackwithher karate dreamsafteracovid<br />

ravaged 2021haltedinternational travel and<br />

competitionand forced thecancellationof<br />

regionaland national tournaments.<br />

Tayla said shewas stokedand excited to be<br />

be selectedfor the Oceaniaevent and was<br />

looking forwardtorepresenting her country<br />

again. She hadtravelled to Croatia,England<br />

andAustralia previouslytorepresentNew<br />

Zealandand wasproud to have another<br />

opportunity.<br />

The Oceania champswill bringtogether<br />

someofthe bestkarateexponentsfrom the<br />

regionand theNZteam, includingcoaches<br />

andsupporters, is likely to number 70.<br />

Tayla said this year was shaping up to be a<br />

goodyearandshe wasveryhappy to havebeen<br />

selected for thehigh performance training<br />

camp.<br />

Shehopedtoimpress coaches at thethreedaycampand<br />

to be selected fortheWKF<br />

Cadet, Junior andU21 World Championships<br />

inKonya, Turkey fromOctober 26­20.<br />

The 15­year­old travelsup to Christchurch<br />

for training twice aweekand uptofourtimes<br />

when sheisnearing abiggerevent.She also<br />

trainsinthe garage at home.<br />

Shestartedinthesport ofkarate as asixyear­old<br />

andwas unbeaten in herdivisionfor<br />

threestraight years.<br />

Tayla hasbeenanational championforthe<br />

past threeyears in kumite (fighting).<br />

Hot honey cross buns<br />

Thismakesanice soft bunand can be mixed<br />

in acake mixer for minimalmess. It’s afun<br />

way to spend aday with the kids.<br />

Ingredients<br />

1kgflour<br />

1<br />

⁄2 cup honey<br />

1Tbsp driedyeast<br />

240gsoftenedbutterorplant­basedbutter<br />

200ml milkorsoy milk<br />

water<br />

1<br />

⁄2 tsp salt<br />

2tsp cinnamon<br />

2tsp mixed spice<br />

1tsp ginger<br />

zest2oranges<br />

1cup sultanas<br />

apricot jam<br />

Method<br />

In acake­stand mixer or abreadmaker<br />

addflour, honey,yeast,butter, milk, salt,<br />

spicesand orange zest.<br />

Turnonmixer then slowly add justenough<br />

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minutes, untilbrownall over.<br />

Glaze again,theneat with lots of butter.<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>14</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

11<br />

The Plains complex gets back on track<br />

Thisweekend heraldsan<br />

Eastercelebration atthe<br />

Plains Railway andHistorical<br />

Museum in Tinwald.<br />

The liftingofgovernment<br />

restrictionsaroundgathering<br />

limitsand vaccinepassports<br />

allowsthe site to opentothe<br />

public after athree month<br />

enforced break.<br />

Under Red Traffic Light<br />

System regulations,the<br />

restriction of visitornumbers<br />

was impossiblefor volunteer<br />

staff to manage,due to the<br />

openness of thesite. But<br />

restrictionshavechanged.<br />

Theprecinct is open this<br />

Saturday andSunday from<br />

11amto4pm,entry is via cash<br />

donation.<br />

Thelargest coal­fired<br />

locomotive in theSouth<br />

Island, will be hauling the<br />

Easter egg­spress,along with<br />

miniaturetrain rides<br />

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

Steam andModel Engineers<br />

track.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Fire Museum<br />

willbeshowcasingtheir<br />

acclaimed heritagecollection<br />

of equipment and<br />

memorabiliafromthe<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Volunteer Fire<br />

Brigade.<br />

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

Woodworkerswillbecrafting<br />

uniquewoodwork itemsin<br />

their workshop.<br />

TheLynnMuseumwillopen<br />

dependent on staff availability<br />

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

Museum willhave an aircraft<br />

cockpit ondisplay.<br />

Thevillagedisplay<br />

buildings househundreds of<br />

items,from homewares to<br />

tractors,reminiscentof<br />

pioneering days,complete<br />

with aworking stationary<br />

enginedisplay.<br />

Forthe kids,therewillbea<br />

bunny egg hunt, with eggs<br />

hiddeninthe village<br />

buildings,along with Easter<br />

colouringactivitiesinthe<br />

stationwaitingroom.<br />

Thepopup playground will<br />

provide inflatablefun forthe<br />

kids to enjoy andNigendys<br />

food trailer will be serving a<br />

variety of hotfoodsand<br />

delicious bakedgoods withthe<br />

Shot Ash/Rakvan serving<br />

coffee, hot chocolate and cold<br />

drinks.<br />

If you are interestedin<br />

volunteering, feel free to chat<br />

to staffonsiteasnew members<br />

arewarmlywelcomed.<br />

Visitthe PlainsRailway's<br />

Facebook page forfurther<br />

information.<br />

Members of the groups onsite:<br />

From left Bill Healey (<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Woodworkers) ,John<br />

Millichamp (Lynn Museum), Ian<br />

Moore (<strong>Ashburton</strong> Fire<br />

Museum), Malcolm Taylor<br />

(<strong>Ashburton</strong> Steam &Model<br />

Engineers) and Lorayne Oakley<br />

(The Plains Railway).<br />

World musical<br />

coming to town<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>music loversare in<br />

for treat whenthe long­awaited<br />

showThe World of Musicals<br />

Concert comestotown in early<br />

July.<br />

Thestirringmusical concert<br />

theatre experience hasgraced<br />

stages across the globe and<br />

featuresanensemble of multitalented<br />

performing artists who<br />

will recreateclassic hits,<br />

emotive ballads, big­screen<br />

anthemsand iconic show tunes.<br />

Theproduction featuresa<br />

revueofwell­known musical<br />

theatre hitsincluding classics<br />

from TheLion King, Mamma<br />

Mia,WeWill RockYou, The<br />

Mikado,The Piratesof<br />

Penzance, The Phantom of the<br />

Opera, The Rocky Horror<br />

PictureShow,JesusChrist<br />

Superstar,Les Misé rables and<br />

TheBluesBrothers.<br />

Theshow will offer<br />

somethingfor all ages.<br />

Originally The World of<br />

Musicals was set to be on stage<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong> inMay last year,<br />

butbecauseofcovid it was<br />

rescheduled to October.<br />

It will now be performed on<br />

July 2atthe <strong>Ashburton</strong>Event<br />

Centre.<br />

Ticketsfor the show are<br />

availablefromthe box office or<br />

event centrewebsite<br />

(ateventcentre.co.nz).<br />

Chocolate product recall<br />

Ferreroisextending itsrecall<br />

of Kinder chocolate products<br />

due to possiblecontamination<br />

with salmonella bacteria.<br />

Affected products are part of<br />

aglobalrecall of arange of<br />

Kinder brandedchocolates<br />

madeinaBelgianfactory, says<br />

deputy director­generalNew<br />

Zealand Food Safety,Vincent<br />

Arbuckle.<br />

“Thepreviousrecall<br />

covered named products with<br />

bestbefore datesup to 7<br />

October <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

“Products under recall have<br />

expanded to include any<br />

Kinder product made in<br />

Belgium, includingall batches<br />

and date ranges. All product<br />

affectedbythe recall will have<br />

‘Made in Belgium’onthe label.<br />

Ferrero has confirmedthe<br />

following products have been<br />

imported:<br />

­All batches of Kinder<br />

Surprise Maxi Eggs (100g)<br />

White, Natoons, Frozen,<br />

Christmas and Miraculous<br />

Range.<br />

­All batches and sizesof<br />

KinderMini Eggs Hazelnut<br />

­All batches of Kinder<br />

HappyMomentsBallotin<br />

(190g) (Christmas product)<br />

­All batches of Kinder (133g)<br />

withaplush toy (Christmas<br />

product)<br />

Theseproducts were soldat<br />

retail stores throughout New<br />

Zealand includingNew World,<br />

Pak’n Save,Four Square,<br />

Countdown, FreshChoice,<br />

SuperValue, Kmart and The<br />

Warehouse stores. Some are<br />

also available at small retail<br />

stores.<br />

“Thekey thingtoremember<br />

is to check the label of Kinder<br />

chocolates,ifitsays‘Made in<br />

Belgium’itwill be covered by<br />

therecall andshould be<br />

thrown away or returnedtothe<br />

place of purchase.<br />

‘‘If you or afamily member<br />

haseaten product affectedby<br />

therecall andhave concerns<br />

foryour health, seekmedical<br />

advice.’’<br />

Salmonella infectioncan<br />

spread between people,soif<br />

yoususpect youare affected<br />

please wash yourhands<br />

thoroughly and avoid<br />

preparingfood for othersif<br />

possible.<br />

For up­to­date information<br />

on the recall, visit onlineat<br />

mpi.govt.nz<br />

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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 10<br />

<strong>14</strong> <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Head of Senior School Message<br />

What aTerm!<br />

This term has really thrown us some curve balls,<br />

butweare nearlythere!<br />

I would like to acknowledge all our whānau,<br />

kaimahi and ākonga for all their mahi over this<br />

term, and for managing through the Emergency<br />

CoverPlan rotations.<br />

Iknow the balance ofkeeping up with school<br />

work, family life and work commitments is<br />

challenging. The students have demonstrated our AshColl Values by<br />

beingresponsive, self-managingand resilient.<br />

Well-being<br />

With the recent COVID casesand students returning to campus,itcan be<br />

overwhelming forsenior studentsasthey trytocatch up onmissedwork,<br />

finish internal assessments and maybe, for some, manage the lingering<br />

effects of COVID; all while trying to balancesocial,sporting andworklife.<br />

During this period of transitioningback to school,focusing on thethings<br />

thathelp maintainwell-being become increasingly important.<br />

Following aresome suggestions from Sport NZ on howtosupportthe<br />

mental health of young people.<br />

Young people can focus on the following six factors to help anchor<br />

them,which whānau canhelpwith,inorder to remain balancedand<br />

healthy-both physically and mentally:<br />

1. Controllables: Concentrateonthe things thatmatterand the things<br />

they can control –and beattentive totheir internal experiences<br />

(thoughts, feelings, sensations); take time to acknowledge and<br />

accept them; and then gently bring their attention backtothe task at<br />

hand.<br />

2. Routines: Maintain consistent routines (sleep, nutrition, wake-up<br />

time, study, social time). It reminds their brains that itissafe todial<br />

the stress response back, and enables them to focus on what is<br />

helpful.<br />

3. Connection: Stay connectedtotheir purpose,values and goals. Keep<br />

up regular contactwith their supportsystems.Intimesofchallenge,<br />

we need to increase support, as they might need to reach out more<br />

than usual.<br />

4. Behaviours: Do the basics of personal self-care (quality food, time<br />

with loved ones, mindfulness etc) and ensure they put themselves<br />

first. Deliberately seekout people and things that make themhappy.<br />

5. Opportunities: Promote agrowth mindset. Everyone ishaving to<br />

changeplans andbehaviours.Ifthey can focusonthe opportunities<br />

that the new plan presents, they will come through this in abetter<br />

place.<br />

6. Time Management: Allocate aspecific amount of time in theirday to<br />

focus on Coronavirus and Government updates, what-ifs, worry etc.<br />

This will allow their brain toengage fully when they’re required to<br />

focus on otheractivities.<br />

Recovering from COVID<br />

When our ākonga arereturning afterCOVID we areseeing thatfatigueis<br />

acommon symptom.<br />

It is advised (New Zealand’s Science Media Centre) that if you have<br />

fatigue, muscle weakness, etc, do not ‘pushthrough’. Do not think that<br />

youcan exercise your wayout of this.<br />

Commencing exercise too early may increase the risk of Long-COVID. If<br />

you dohave symptoms of Long COVID (ongoing, or newly developing<br />

symptoms), please seek help.<br />

The main advicefor recovering fromCOVID appearstobe:<br />

• Don’t overdo it –ifyou feel youneed rest,thenrest.<br />

• Begin with avery low level ofactivity, and very slowly increase –<br />

interspersed with regular planned breaks throughout theday.<br />

• Begin with some fun things, and things that won’t matter if you stop<br />

forabreak.<br />

• Maintain ahealthydiet.<br />

• Ask forhelp from friends andfamily.<br />

• The current consensusisthatexercise should not be undertaken until<br />

the individual has been completely symptom-free for atleast seven<br />

days.<br />

• When exercise is restarted it is advisable to easeback into it slowly.<br />

• Adequate sleep, good nutrition, hydration, and social connection are<br />

alsovitaltohelp yourecover well.<br />

Holiday Break<br />

Enjoythe Easter Break:rest,eat andslowdown.<br />

Ilook forward toseeing all the ākonga back after the holidays, ready to<br />

engage in learning.<br />

‘When the storm hits,the boatsinthe harbourdrop anchor.<br />

If theydon’t,theyget swept out to sea.<br />

Droppinganchor does not makethe storm go away,<br />

but instead keeps theboat steady until thestorm passes’. Sport NZ<br />

AbbeyBruce<br />

Head of SeniorSchool<br />

The<br />

AshColl<br />

Way<br />

Staff Farewell<br />

Brian Molyneux<br />

We are sorry tobe farewelling Brian Molyneux, Head of Department<br />

Digital Technology,from<strong>Ashburton</strong> College at the end of thisterm.<br />

Brian has had two teaching periods at <strong>Ashburton</strong> College. Firstly, this<br />

was from 2012-20<strong>14</strong> also as Head of Department Digital Technology, and<br />

additionallyteaching HardMaterials Technologytojuniorstudents.<br />

Brian then spent two years at Mount Hutt College, from 20<strong>14</strong>-2016, but<br />

returned to College inJuly of 2016, again asHead of Department and<br />

Teacher of DigitalTechnology.<br />

Since June 2017 Brian has also held aKāhui Ako (Hakatere Community of<br />

Learning),Within-College Teacher-in-Charge of Achievement Data Systems<br />

position.<br />

During ayear’s leave in2019 Brian and his wife and family returned to<br />

the UK and the Isle of Man, for family reasons. While there, Brian had the<br />

interesting and rewarding experience of working asEducation Manager at<br />

the Isle of Man Prison. Brian had previously taught on the Isle ofMan prior<br />

to coming to New Zealandin2005.<br />

Throughout his teaching career Brian has focused on developing systems<br />

to monitor and provide early indications ofand alerts regarding ‘at-risk’<br />

students. This included tracking systems and using student data todirect<br />

andinformlearning,with information availabletosupportteachers.<br />

With a B.Sc. in Information Management, Brian was well-poised to make<br />

analysis of student data intelligible and useful, thus managing the<br />

information in order toenhancelearning.<br />

At College he is well-regarded and acknowledged as aconscientious staff<br />

member,passionate abouthis subjectand having achievedexcellentwork<br />

in making studentdataavailabletosupport decision-making and planning.<br />

Brian has anumber of interests, including guitar (playing and building),<br />

mechanicalengineering,homerenovation and motorcycle restoration.<br />

The call of home can be strong and, when they leave Mid Canterbury at<br />

Easter,Brian and his family arereturning to theIsle of Man. This also seems<br />

an appropriate place for amotorcycle enthusiast! Brian is at pains to be<br />

sure we understandthatthe Isle of Manisnot the UK –itisaself-governing<br />

British Crowndependency!<br />

In acknowledging Brian and his work, weare farewelling astaff member<br />

who contributed alot of ‘good work’, quietly, without fanfare, and without<br />

‘pushing hisown barrow’.<br />

Brian’s capabilities, contributions, and himself as a person will be missed<br />

and we thank him sincerely for his contributions. With our appreciation, he<br />

and the family are wished very well as they leave their New Zealand life and<br />

returntoformerhome roots.<br />

Information<br />

Please notethe following variations to two<br />

forthcoming schooldays, in Term Two.<br />

College Closed Thursday12May forthe<br />

purpose of an ACCORD Teacher Only Day<br />

Please notethatthe College will be closed fornormalinstruction<br />

on this day, in order to undertakeanACCORD Teacher Only Day.<br />

These Teacher Only Days were allocatedinthe Accord<br />

between the MinistryofEducation, NZEI Te RiuRoa,<br />

andPPTATeWehengarua, and arebeing held throughout<br />

New Zealand on set days forregions.<br />

Thedaysare set aside to supportthe implementation of<br />

changes to NCEA, and wider strengthening of curriculum,<br />

progress and achievementpractice.<br />

We do ask thatyou makealternativearrangements foryour<br />

sons/daughters on this dayand thank youfor your support.<br />

Parent/Student/SubjectTeacher Interviews<br />

and Early Closures<br />

Thursday19May and Tuesday24May<br />

2:30pm –8:00pm, Hotel<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Theinterviews arefor all year levels.<br />

ForYear 9students, interviews arewith subjectteachers only,<br />

notoption teachers.<br />

Thelength of interviewswill be fiveminutesper subject.<br />

It is expected that studentsattend,with theirparents/caregivers,<br />

in order to be part of the three-way conversation.<br />

Onlinebookings –you willbeadvised earlyTermTworegarding this<br />

process; plusarrangements if youdon’t have an online facility.<br />

School Early Closure-Both Days,from1:20pm<br />

PleaseNote: schoolearly closure for all students,<br />

at 1:20pm,onboth of these twodays.<br />

Theclosures areBoardofTrustees approved.<br />

Congratulations<br />

Summer Sports TournamentWeek<br />

As advised in our last newsletter, this annual event had fixtures<br />

scheduled from Sunday27March through until Sunday03<strong>April</strong>. While<br />

therewereanumber of cancellations due to COVIDrestrictions,itwas<br />

superbtohavesome codes able to hold events.<br />

This week we report on the final two events, being the New Zealand<br />

AonMaadi Rowing Championships and the 3x3Basketball Event.<br />

Congratulations<br />

BronzeMedalGainedatNew Zealand<br />

AonMaadi Rowing Championships<br />

Informationprovided by Year 12 Student Lily Davidson<br />

During the week of 28 March–03 <strong>April</strong> asquadoftwelverowers headed<br />

to Twizel, Lake Ruataniwha to compete in the AON New Zealand<br />

SecondarySchools’Rowing Championships‘Maadi Cup’.<br />

It was anexciting week for the squad, with everyone pleased tobeout<br />

racing for the last time of the season. Twizel put out some great weather,<br />

providinggreat racing conditions meaning minimal delays throughoutthe<br />

week.<br />

It was abig week for everyone with six days of racing being completed.<br />

Heats took place on the Monday and Tuesday, with many of our crews<br />

making it past this point toland spots inquarter-finals, and repechages to<br />

takeplacelater in the week.<br />

Wednesday and Thursday were busy for most, with almost everyone out<br />

on the water fighting through repechages and quarter-finals toprogress<br />

through to semis,with most earning their place.<br />

The remaining rowers were still kept competitive, competing in Dand<br />

CFinals onThursday, while the rest continued powering through semi’s<br />

battling forplaces in Aand Bfinals.<br />

Aand BFinals for Five Crews<br />

An impressive totaloffivecrewsmadeittotheAand BFinals.<br />

BronzeMedal<br />

TheGirls’Under16CoxedQuadsecured aplaceinthe AFinaland,most<br />

impressively, rowed their way to aBronze Medal finish, making the<br />

week even moreworthwhile.<br />

(Pictured above,lefttoright): Honor Bradford, Sienna Skilling,Sophie Gibson,<br />

Isabel Wall,LilyDavidson (Cox), Justin Wall (Coach).<br />

This result was achieved following a3rd placing in their Heat, 1st in<br />

the Repechage; 2nd in the Semi-Final. The rowing process gives every<br />

opportunitytoplaceashighly as possible.<br />

Theteam on the waterwith their medals (pictured left, front to back):<br />

Isabel Wall,Sophie Gibson, Sienna Skilling,Honor Bradford, Lily Davidson<br />

(cox).<br />

Overall -the <strong>Ashburton</strong>College Rowers AchievedSome GreatResults<br />

It is important totake results inthe context of the number of competitors<br />

and boats at this event, even in this year where numbers were reduced by<br />

those with COVID or isolating due to home contacts.<br />

At closeofentries this year,organisershad just on <strong>14</strong>00 students enteredin<br />

this largest school sports eventinthe SouthernHemisphere.<br />

BFinals–1st Place<br />

Girls’ Under 16 Single Sculls<br />

- Sophie Gibson: Heat-2nd;<br />

Quarterfinal -2nd; Semi Final -6th.<br />

Girls’ Under 16 Double Sculls - Isabel Wall,Sophie Gibson: Heat-1st;<br />

QuarterFinal -2nd; Semi Final -6th.<br />

BFinals–Additional Placings<br />

Girls’ Under 16 Double Sculls - SiennaSkilling,Honor Bradford:<br />

Heat-2nd; QuarterFinal -4th;<br />

Semi Final -5th; BFinal -4th.<br />

Boys’Under 18 Single Sculls - Matthew Pearce:Heat-3rd,<br />

QuarterFinal -3rd, Semi Final -7th,<br />

BFinal -5th.<br />

Other<br />

Boys’Under 17 Single Sculls - Tim Connelly-Whyte: Heat-8th.<br />

Girls’ Under 17 CoxedFour - Mia Chambers,Leah Reid,<br />

Isla Connelly-Whyte,<br />

Honor Bradford, Lily Davidson (cox):<br />

Heat-6th; Repechage -6th.<br />

Boys’Under 17 Double Sculls - IzaccCarr, TimConnelly-Whyte:Heat-6th.<br />

Boys’Under 18 Single Sculls - Zane Cameron: Heat-4th;<br />

Quarterfinal -5th.<br />

Girls’ Under 16 CoxedFour<br />

- Mia Chambers, Leah Reid,<br />

Isla Connelly-Whyte,Honor Bradford,<br />

Chloe Braas (cox): Heat-6th,<br />

Repechage -6th.<br />

Boys’Under 18 Double Sculls - Zane Cameron, Matthew Pearce:<br />

Heat-4th, Repechage -3rd.


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 10<br />

<strong>14</strong> <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Congratulations<br />

(Pictured above,lefttoright): Girls’Under 17 CoxedFour MiaChambers,<br />

Isla Connelly-Whyte,Leah Reid,Honor Bradford,Lily Davidson (cox).<br />

CFinal –1st Place<br />

Boys’Under 16 Single Sculls - IzaccCarr: Heat-3rd;QuarterFinal -5th;<br />

DFinals–7th Place<br />

Girls’ Under 16 Double Sculls -<br />

Mia Chambers, Leah Reid: Heat-4th;<br />

QuarterFinal -8th.<br />

Appreciation<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College is most appreciative ofthe huge hours put in by Coach<br />

Justin Wall in preparing rowers foreventsand this pinnacle eventfor rowers.<br />

We acknowledge, also, the hard graft put in on the water bythe students<br />

themselves. Thisisnot a‘soft-training’sport!<br />

Thank you too, tothe number of parents who assisted at different times<br />

during the week. Without this support a team would not be as easily able to<br />

attend,orcompetewith success.<br />

Aoraki 3x3Basketball Tournament<br />

This washeldin<strong>Ashburton</strong>,atthe EA Networks Centre on Wednesday<br />

30 March, with College having eleven teams competing across the<br />

competitiveand festival grades.<br />

Manager for the day, Andrew Shepherd, said results weren’t kept for the<br />

festival grade,but our six junior teams all competed strongly.<br />

All teams and Andrew were kept busy throughout the day with duty<br />

responsibilities between games.<br />

3×3 is played onahalf court, with one hoop,two teams, and three players<br />

per team (and up to one substitute), and no coach on court. Coaches or<br />

instructors have arole in helping in preparing for competitions or raising<br />

skill level of players.<br />

One of the biggest strengths of 3×3 is described as its simplicity, both in<br />

terms of rules and in terms of required facilities. Accordingly it can be held<br />

in arange of settings,using iconic landmarks as backdrops.<br />

It is widely played throughout the world instreet courts, yards, parks,<br />

squares, basketball courts and gyms. InJune 2017, 3×3 was officially<br />

announced as anew Olympic sporttodebut at the 2020 Summer Olympic<br />

Games in Tokyo, Japan; which were held in 2021.<br />

(Pictured right,<br />

lefttoright): The<br />

winning Senior Boys’<br />

team of<br />

Denzel Banghal,<br />

Caleb McNulty,<br />

Ethan Reodique,<br />

Riley Sa.<br />

(Pictured left,<br />

lefttoright):<br />

Boys’Under 18<br />

Double Sculls<br />

Matthew Pearce<br />

and<br />

Zane Cameron.<br />

Placings<br />

Senior Boys’CompetitiveGrade –1st Place<br />

From the eight teams, the balance of which were from Waitaki Boys’ High<br />

School (two teams); Waimate High School and Mount Hutt College (two<br />

teams), <strong>Ashburton</strong> College gained 1st,4th and 5th placings.<br />

Senior Girls’ Competitive Grade –1st Place<br />

Again, the College teams performed well,with <strong>Ashburton</strong>Whiteemerging<br />

as the front-runners, and <strong>Ashburton</strong> College Red inthird place. The other<br />

twocompeting schools were Waimate High School and MountHutt College.<br />

(Pictured left): TheSenior<br />

Girls’Red andWhite first<br />

and third-placed team<br />

members.<br />

(Backrow,lefttoright):<br />

GelaeyaHadfield (Red<br />

team), EvaKelly (White),<br />

ClaudiaThomas (Red),<br />

Amelie Robertson(Red),<br />

Jorja Abernethy (White).<br />

(Front row, left to right):<br />

LauraWinchester (White),<br />

Holly Sa (White),<br />

Lucy Pearce (White).<br />

Players forming the six junior teamswere:<br />

Junior Girls–two teams<br />

Casey Cousins, Libby Feutz, GraceJohnston, PennyMarriott,MillaOverend,<br />

RubyPatterson,Lily Rosevear andAlly Thomas.<br />

Junior Boys –four teams<br />

Ranz Buenafe, Brandon Burrowes, Daniel Ditmer, Liam Elliott,Nikau Forsyth-<br />

Pakinga, Suliasi Hala’ufia, Josh King, Taniela Palavi, Riley Prendergast,<br />

Olly Prince, Jack Spicer, Jack Strawbridge, Dante Tait, Jonny Thorpe,<br />

Alex Urquhart, Niel Vicente,James Wood,William Woods.<br />

Target Shooting -NationalsSuccess for<br />

CharlotteMcKenzie and Madi Tourle<br />

Target Shooting NewZealand Nationals were held over Friday-Sunday<br />

25-27 March. These were postponed from their usual August date in<br />

2021 –due to the customaryCOVID impacts!<br />

This is the pinnacle eventinindoor shooting,which is whatthe majorityof<br />

shooters areinvolved in.<br />

Team Manager Nina McKenzie said that <strong>Ashburton</strong> College should be very<br />

proud to have had twostudents at this event: CharlotteMcKenzie (Year 12)<br />

and Madi Tourle (Year 11).<br />

The National Championships are known amongst shooters as the ‘North-<br />

South’, because they have to be selectedinto aNorth or South Island team<br />

in order to compete.<br />

Venues<br />

Target Shooting New Zealand, asthe host body, has always been able to<br />

hold this eventmid-August at one venue,and alternating between the two<br />

islands.However,this year forthe first time,(and only,the shooters hope) it<br />

washeld overtwo venues.<br />

TheNorth Island shooters were in Palmerston North at the same time as the<br />

South Island shot in Christchurch, connectedvia livefeed.<br />

Each venue had approximately seventy shooters present, across all teams.<br />

Theweather wasunseasonably warm forthis match, ensuring thatsighting<br />

was not always perfect. Itmust be noted that itisvery unusual to be<br />

shooting at atimeofyear which is normally allocatedtopre-season training.<br />

Teams<br />

Selection into ateam involves nomination forselection, and then attending<br />

sanctioned open championships around New Zealand,fromwhich thetop<br />

threescoresare averaged on to aranking list.<br />

Teams present were Junior (Under 21), Women’s,Men’s,Open and Veteran<br />

(60+ years).<br />

Selections<br />

Charlotte was selected toboth the South Island Junior and Women’s<br />

teams,and Madi wasselectedintothe South Island Junior team.<br />

Nina said that this is, ofitself, awonderful feat as there were multiple<br />

university age members in these teams at Junior level (including AshColl<br />

Alumni, Shania Harrison-Lee).<br />

Format<br />

The format ofthe weekend was reduced (due to COVID), with practice on<br />

the Fridaynight; Island matches all daySaturday, and International matches<br />

on the Sunday.<br />

The traditional formal dinner, photos and prize-giving on Sunday evening<br />

were cancelled.<br />

Junior Match<br />

TheJunior matchopened the eventbrightand early on Saturdaymorning,<br />

with both Madi and Charlotte shooting in the opening round.<br />

(Pictured above): Thewaiting area,with members of the South Island Junior<br />

Team. CharlotteMcKenzie (fourth from the left) and Madi Tourle (far right), in<br />

asomewhathistoric moment, with masks showing the era.<br />

Madi had asteady opening target, whilst Charlotte produced the first<br />

‘possible’ of100.08 toset the competition alight, and lay down astrong<br />

challenge to the North.<br />

In the double card round to follow, Madi found her usual excellent form,<br />

with awonderful 196.07; and Charlotte continued to apply pressure with a<br />

195.10.<br />

Thefinal single card round sawastrong finish from Charlotte with 98.05.<br />

Madi’s final target was not at her usual standard but her overall score and<br />

performanceissomething she can be proud of.<br />

Sole South WinOverthe North<br />

The South Island Juniors blazed afantastic score totake amuch-coveted<br />

win over the North.<br />

This was, in fact, the only win the South Island had all day: 3891.169 to<br />

3888.176.<br />

Both girlscan certainly be very proud of being apartofthe winning side.<br />

South Island Women’s Team<br />

Charlotte then returnedtothe mound forthe South Island Women’steam.<br />

Again, the course of fire was asingle, adouble and asingle. Having had<br />

arecent COVID infection, Charlotte was more fatigued than usual but<br />

approachedthe matchwell.<br />

She opened strongly with a98.02, but fell foul of the tester in the double,<br />

thus losing some points. However, her final single of96.03 rounded out a<br />

goodmatch.<br />

TheSouth Island Women succumbed to the North by amarginof30points.<br />

NewZealand Team Announcements -Under 21 Team for Charlotte<br />

New Zealand teams were announced at the conclusion of the matches,and<br />

arepresentedfor an international matchagainst GreatBritain.<br />

Charlotte was very proud to be named in the New Zealand Under 21<br />

(Junior) team.<br />

Shooting with her New Zealand team matesonSundayshe opened with a<br />

stunning 99, and followedthis with areally sound double to scorestrongly.<br />

TheGreat Britain teams will shoot at home and the New Zealand scores are<br />

sealed awaitingthis.<br />

(Pictured right): CharlotteMcKenzie<br />

shooting her international matchfor<br />

New Zealand against GreatBritain.<br />

Veteran’sMatch<br />

Long-time <strong>Ashburton</strong> College Coach<br />

Bryan Hunter, was also in attendance<br />

in the Veteran’sMatch.<br />

(Pictured above): Showing most of the local Mid Canterbury contingent,<br />

which had arecordfourteen shooters present.<br />

(Included in this photo is): Madi Tourle (front row, left); <strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

Coach Bryan Hunter (front row, second left); and Charlotte McKenzie (back<br />

row, second from the right).<br />

(Pictured above, left and right):<br />

Madi Tourle and CharlotteMcKenzie<br />

in formal attire, with medals and<br />

tools of the trade to the fore.<br />

(Pictured right, left and right):<br />

Madi and Charlotte, with Charlotte’s<br />

New Zealand Blazer pocket showing.<br />

Summary<br />

Nina concluded, saying, this<br />

experience was wonderful for both<br />

girls.<br />

They nowturntheir focus to the start<br />

of the season and thefirst sanctioned<br />

Open Championship weekend, to<br />

be run by their own association, Mid<br />

Canterbury, and Madi’s home club<br />

Phoenix.<br />

This event, on 22-24 <strong>April</strong>, begins their campaign for selection to the<br />

Nationals in August of this year,tobeheld in Palmerston North.<br />

Positions at this match are highly coveted, and selection regularly comes<br />

down to less than apoint. <strong>Ashburton</strong>College will have anumberofcapable<br />

students being nominatedfor selection.


NEWS<br />

<strong>14</strong> <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>14</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Anzac Day services impacted by covid<br />

We willremember them ... always<br />

Anzac Day remembrance ceremonies<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong>will go ahead, butona<br />

smaller scale than past yearsdue to<br />

covid,RSA <strong>Ashburton</strong> president Merv<br />

Brentonsays.<br />

Thedawn service at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Cenotaph on BaringSquareWest and<br />

theCivic Service andwreath laying will<br />

go ahead (minus the parademarch), but<br />

there will be no cemetery service.<br />

Mr Brenton saidgroups that would<br />

normally supply awreath for the civic<br />

service were asked to deliver named<br />

wreathstothe LintonLoungeatthe RSA<br />

on Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 24 between 1pm and<br />

4pm.<br />

‘‘The cadets willbelaying all wreaths.<br />

Orgroups could choosetolay their own<br />

wreathsattheir convenience after the<br />

civic serviceiscompleted,’’ he said.<br />

Groups willneed to assemble around<br />

thecenotaph, rather than in parade<br />

formation, beingmindful of others, wear<br />

masks and maintaining social<br />

distancing.<br />

There were alsolikely to be fewer<br />

services heldinthe surrounding<br />

districts, butthey would be confirmed<br />

closer to the day, he said. Some, such as<br />

theMethven Anzac Day parade and<br />

service, had already publicly cancelled.<br />

Speakers at <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s dawn service<br />

at 6.30am will include Mr Brenton and<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Cadet Unit major Cezarne<br />

Rodgers.<br />

And at theCivic Service at 11am, Mr<br />

Brenton will speak alongside <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

mayor NeilBrown as well as student<br />

leadersJack Brown and Jorja Roulston<br />

from <strong>Ashburton</strong> College.<br />

There hadbeenmanychanges ahead<br />

of the day being impacted by covid, Mr<br />

Brenton said.<br />

There will be no Anzac Day service at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Cemetery this year.<br />

Defence force personnelnationwide,<br />

and cadet forces, were only just lastweek<br />

cleared to attend Anzac Day services in<br />

uniform, he said.<br />

Anzac Day, on <strong>April</strong> 25, is aday of<br />

national remembrance, where the nation<br />

comes together to acknowledge the men<br />

and women who have served, been<br />

injured or died in service to their<br />

country.<br />

Thedate, <strong>April</strong> 25, marks the<br />

anniversary of the landing of Australian<br />

and New Zealand soldiers ­the ANZACs<br />

­atGallipoli in 1915. Thousands lost<br />

their lives.<br />

PHOTO FILE<br />

POPPYDAY STREET APPEAL<br />

Theannual Poppy Day street appeal<br />

will go ahead on <strong>April</strong> 22 and collectors<br />

will be out and about selling Anzac Day<br />

poppiesfor agold coin donation.<br />

Thepoppies will be sold from<br />

collectors on the streets and alsobesold<br />

from boxesalready in some businesses.<br />

RSApresident Merv Brenton urged<br />

people to getbehindthe annual<br />

fundraising event.<br />

Mr Brenton saidaround 80 percent of<br />

the referrals to RSAsupport services (a<br />

nationwide welfare network) came from<br />

friends and family who wereconcerned<br />

about their friend or partner.<br />

‘‘TheRSA aimtomakethis easier and<br />

ensure service personneland their<br />

families know we are able to help. The<br />

money raised fromthe nationalappeal<br />

goes to the RSAwelfarefund to help<br />

returned, and service personnel.’’<br />

Money raisedinMid Canterbury will<br />

stay in the district and support peoplein<br />

need, he said.<br />

The RSA’s Poppy Appeal, which runs<br />

throughout <strong>April</strong>, hopes to raise<br />

awareness of New Zealand’s younger<br />

veterans while raising much needed<br />

funds for support services.<br />

Veterans today werenot acknowledged<br />

in the same waytheir predecessors were<br />

but still had avery real need forsupport.<br />

RSA nationalpresident BJ Clark said<br />

many New Zealanders did not<br />

understand that even on peacekeeping<br />

missions ourservice people can be<br />

affected mentallyand physically by both<br />

the environment they serve in,and the<br />

situations they are exposed to.<br />

‘‘They come homewith little fanfare,<br />

and return to asocietythat has no real<br />

understanding of what they’ve been part<br />

of,’’ he said.<br />

In thelast 30 years New Zealand had<br />

created over30,000 veterans under the<br />

age of 50.<br />

These menand women have served in<br />

areas fromBosniatoTimor Leste, Iraq,<br />

Afghanistan, across the Pacific and even<br />

Antarctica.<br />

While most will return to their normal<br />

lives with no issues, some will struggle to<br />

reintegrate, they might be injured or<br />

experience ongoing mental health issues<br />

as aresult of their service.<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>14</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

15<br />

Urgent call for flood protection funds<br />

New Zealanders cannot afford<br />

to bear the futureburden of<br />

increasingly severe and<br />

frequent floods posing adanger<br />

to lives andlivelihoods,<br />

Environment Canterbury says.<br />

Theregional body has aclear<br />

and urgent message following<br />

the release of areport fromTe<br />

Uru Kahika­Regionaland<br />

Unitary Councils Aotearoa,<br />

which calls fornational<br />

leadership andurgentactionto<br />

meetclimate change­induced<br />

flood hazardrisks; costs must<br />

be shared between regional<br />

councils and central<br />

government.<br />

Environment Canterbury<br />

chair Jenny Hughey said<br />

Cantabrians knew only too well<br />

the effectsofflooding.<br />

‘‘Floodsdisplacepeople from<br />

their homes, stop them<br />

reaching work, schools,<br />

medical careand families, and<br />

do untold damageto<br />

community wellbeing,” she<br />

said.<br />

‘‘Flood schemes protect not<br />

just those living and working<br />

near the rivers, buteveryone<br />

whose access to supplies,<br />

power,medicalcare, schools,<br />

workplaces, and family is<br />

impacted when roading and<br />

other critical infrastructure is<br />

damaged.’’<br />

The May/June 2021<br />

Canterburyflooding caused<br />

about $20 million of flood<br />

infrastructure damage, with<br />

$12million to be borne by<br />

ratepayers and recovery work<br />

The flooded Mid Canterbury region in May last year.<br />

expected to take up to two years<br />

to complete.<br />

“Thankfully,there was no<br />

lossoflife. The town of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>was saved from<br />

greater damage by awelldesigned<br />

urban flood<br />

protectionscheme,but many<br />

rural landowners wereseverely<br />

affected,”she said.<br />

Infrastructure repairs are a<br />

long­term undertaking,often<br />

takingyears to complete and<br />

needtobemanagedinaddition<br />

to ongoing infrastructure<br />

maintenance.<br />

“We’ve just recently<br />

completed aseries of ‘Make it<br />

Safe’ repairworksonthe<br />

RangitataRiver and are still<br />

remediating12critically<br />

damaged sites on the lower<br />

Waitaki River,all caused by<br />

significantflooding fromback<br />

PHOTO: CORPORAL SEAN SPIVEY<br />

in 2019,” she said.<br />

The Te Uru Kahikareport<br />

shows the scale of Crownassets<br />

and values protected by flood<br />

protection schemes,advocating<br />

the efficient functioning of the<br />

economy and communitiesisa<br />

responsibility that mustbe<br />

shared between regional<br />

councils and central<br />

government.<br />

Devastatingflood events<br />

across the country highlighted<br />

theneed to revisit funding<br />

models, many of whichhave<br />

been in place for decades.<br />

Theestimated cost of<br />

improving the quality of<br />

protectionprovided by the<br />

schemes is significant.<br />

Currently regional and<br />

unitary councils invest about<br />

$200 millioneach year in flood<br />

protection schemes. This is<br />

estimatedtofall short of what’s<br />

neededby$150 millionper<br />

annum. Over theten years<br />

considered, that would be $1.5<br />

billion of under­investment in<br />

criticalflood protection<br />

schemes.<br />

Ashared investment today<br />

meant better protection for<br />

current andfuture generations,<br />

lower overallrecovery costs<br />

andimportantly, mitigation<br />

nowmay actuallysave lives, she<br />

said.<br />

Regional councils had<br />

demonstrated their expertise<br />

andcapability to deliver such<br />

fit­for­the­future flood<br />

protectionsolutions, Mrs<br />

Hugheysaid.<br />

“We appreciatethe one­off<br />

funding support received to<br />

date from centralgovernment<br />

to help us tackle the challenges<br />

that climatechange presents.<br />

However, thisisabout ensuring<br />

asustainable, longer­term<br />

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Thursday,<strong>14</strong><strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong> | ISSUE 74<br />

Newtrees to be planted on Oak Grove<br />

We’d likefeedback<br />

on twomain topics:<br />

Arow of trees on the edge ofthe<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain alongOak Grove<br />

is being removedthis week.<br />

The trees areamix of Milus trilobataand<br />

Betula pendula, and Council Community<br />

ServicesGroup Manager SteveFabish said<br />

they had deteriorated toapoint where it<br />

wasbettertoremove andreplant.<br />

“It’sashame as theyhavealways provided<br />

agreat show ofautumn colour over the<br />

years, but we need to do thisworknow.”<br />

Replacement trees will beplanted over<br />

winter,with the variety chosen forautumn<br />

colour and to provide shade for sports<br />

eventsinthe area.<br />

Arborists started work on Tuesday and<br />

expect totake several days to cut down<br />

about a dozen trees between Walnut<br />

Avenueand the tenniscourts. The stumps<br />

will be ground outatalatertime.<br />

Peoplewalking,cycling and driving along<br />

Oak Grove should exercise caution and<br />

followsigns put out by contractors around<br />

the work zone.<br />

Awards will recognise youth volunteers<br />

VolunteeringMid&SouthCanterbury<br />

and <strong>Ashburton</strong> Youth Council have<br />

worked together torecognise the<br />

work of youthvolunteersthrough a<br />

new awards event.<br />

Manager of Volunteering Mid & South<br />

Canterbury Dellwyn Moylan said young<br />

people gave their time across adiverse<br />

range of roles and the awards would<br />

recognise their inspiring and selfless work.<br />

There are three categories that<br />

organisations,workplacesandschoolscan<br />

nominate young people in: Community<br />

and Social service, Cultural and<br />

Environmental and Sport volunteering.<br />

The young person must beaged 25 or<br />

underatthe timeofnomination.<br />

Nominations for the awards will be<br />

accepted until <strong>14</strong>May and anevening to<br />

present the awards is planned in June.<br />

Nomination forms are available from<br />

Community House Mid Canterbury, 44<br />

CassStreet,<strong>Ashburton</strong>,andMethveniHub,<br />

160 Main Street, Methven, or by emailing<br />

manager-midc@vmsc.org.nz.<br />

TOPIC ONE<br />

Shouldwereview our<br />

day-to-day levels of<br />

service?<br />

TOPIC TWO<br />

Shouldweuse $1.7M<br />

from our forestry<br />

reserve to payfor major<br />

roading repairs?<br />

Findout more and<br />

haveyoursay at<br />

itsourplace.nz<br />

Carolyn Cameron,Councillor<br />

Localgovernment is worth fighting for<br />

Over thelastfew years, local<br />

government has hadareducing<br />

say in thecommunities they serve<br />

-primarily driven by government<br />

ideologybut also through<br />

necessity,due to Covid-19<br />

managementpolicies.<br />

The mostobvious example is the<br />

mandatingofthe newlegislation<br />

surrounding the management of our<br />

drinking, wasteand storm water(three<br />

waters). Historically, this has been one<br />

of the roles of local government.<br />

ThisGovernment has mandatedthat<br />

the management and control of three<br />

waters be passed overtoone of four<br />

large waterentities, therebyreducing<br />

oversight from alocal perspective. How<br />

willwe(locally) influencedecisions<br />

around the management of our waters?<br />

Soon,DistrictHealthBoardswill be<br />

replacedbyHealth NewZealand and<br />

aMāori Health authority.These large<br />

corporations havebeenestablished<br />

to minimise “postcode” health (ie<br />

the quality of your care depends on<br />

whereyou live)and alsoaddress health<br />

inequities.<br />

Theywill design, deliverand<br />

commission local healthservices. This<br />

may or may notbegoodfor people<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong>, we don’tknow, many<br />

questions need to be answered. What<br />

we do know is thatwehavetoensure<br />

thatwewill haveaccess to quality<br />

healthcareinatimely fashion.<br />

We cangoon: TheRMA is being<br />

reviewed-overthe yearsmillions of<br />

dollarshavebeenspent on developing<br />

Districtplans, will these be irrelevant<br />

in thefuture? Waka Kotahi –the latest<br />

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

received asignificant reduction in<br />

roadingfunds, despitehaving one<br />

of the largest roading networks in<br />

NewZealand andhaving sustained<br />

significant damage in the floods of<br />

2021. Howdowe(again from alocal<br />

level) influencethis?<br />

This is along-winded wayofbringing<br />

me to my point.The role of local<br />

government is alsounder review. What<br />

will it looklikeinthe future? Will the<br />

role of local governmentberemoved<br />

or reduced?Will local government<br />

also be “cut back”sothatweare more<br />

removedfromdecision makersand<br />

lose the right to choose howweinvest<br />

in ourcommunity,losethe ability to<br />

make decisions as to howwewant to<br />

livelocally?<br />

Localgovernment ensures there is<br />

aconduittohow we caninfluence<br />

decisions that impactusinour<br />

community,and our communityhas a<br />

strong and accessible localgovernment.<br />

We all need to protectit, to participate<br />

in decisions andhaveour say.<br />

Thismeans participating fully<br />

in consultation,giving feedback<br />

and comment to your council<br />

representatives and making sure they<br />

reflectyour concerns.<br />

The Annual Planisout forreview.<br />

Thisisagreatopportunity to make<br />

sureweunderstand the directionyou<br />

want forthe <strong>Ashburton</strong> District and to<br />

exercise your righttocontributetothe<br />

management of the <strong>Ashburton</strong>District<br />

Council.<br />

1 Thursday,<strong>14</strong><strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong> |ISSUE 74<br />

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Litter-free crew sets sightsonMelrose Rd<br />

Litter-Free <strong>Ashburton</strong> is holding<br />

aspecial pick-up litter day in the<br />

school holidays and hopes families<br />

will join themonamissiontoclean<br />

up asectionofMelrose Road by the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>River.<br />

Thegroup meets on the second Thursday<br />

of the month to pick up litteraround town<br />

but is organising anextra collection on<br />

Thursday 21 <strong>April</strong>totackleMelrose Road.<br />

Litter-Free <strong>Ashburton</strong> spokesperson Bev<br />

Skates said families with school-aged<br />

children had asked if theycould help the<br />

group. “These families said they could<br />

helpduringtheschoolholidayssowe have<br />

organised this extramission.<br />

“We know Melrose Road is a popular<br />

Newclosing times for<br />

EA Networks Centrepools<br />

EA Networks Centre is introducing<br />

new closing times for its pools<br />

and aquatic area, tohelp reduce<br />

operating costs for ratepayers and<br />

better reflectpatternsofuse.<br />

From Tuesday 26<strong>April</strong>, the pools, sauna<br />

and spawillclose twohoursearlier at 7pm<br />

on weekdays and 5pm in the weekends.<br />

Closingtimes forthe stadium will remain<br />

thesame,whilegym hoursare also under<br />

reviewand could changeinthe future.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council Chief Executive<br />

Hamish Riach said Covid-19 had changed<br />

the way people exercised and the facility<br />

needed to ensure itran cost-effectively<br />

by matching its services with community<br />

demand. Recent data had shown thatonly<br />

asmall handful of peoplewereusing the<br />

facility in thefinal hoursofthe day.<br />

“Like many other businesses and<br />

recreation centres around the country,<br />

Covid has had abig impact on the EA<br />

Networks Centre and putpressureonour<br />

budgets. Closing slightly earlier makes<br />

good financial sense, while retaining a<br />

high level ofservice for the majority of<br />

visitors andour community.”<br />

The new hours will require some<br />

reshuffling, withevening aquacise classes<br />

moved toanearlier timeslot. The swim<br />

school will be unaffected bythe changes<br />

and the poolwill be able to stay openlate<br />

forevent bookings and swim meets.<br />

“Despiteinflation, we’vemanaged to hold<br />

spot for illegal dumpers, and household<br />

rubbishandgardenwasteisoftendumped<br />

amongst theblackberryandundergrowth.<br />

There’salsothe rubbishthatresultsfrom<br />

impromptu parties or picnics, where<br />

people have just tossed their bottles and<br />

food wrappersonthe ground.”<br />

Mrs Skates said the layby area where<br />

rubbish was aproblem is at the end of<br />

Melrose Road nearthe river.<br />

our charges steady formany users, but the<br />

centreissupported by ratessoweneed to<br />

be practical about how it operates.”<br />

Mr Riach said EA Networks Centre<br />

members had been emailed about the<br />

newhoursand advertising wasunder way<br />

to update casual customers and visitors.<br />

“Weappreciate it will take time forpeople<br />

to get used to the change, and there will<br />

be agrace period overthe first week so we<br />

can talk to customers who prefer to visit<br />

laterinthe evenings.”<br />

He saidthe centreremained an important<br />

assetfor the districtand staffwereexcited<br />

aboutthe possibilityofintroducing some<br />

newprogrammes during the day.<br />

“We'realso preparing adetailedbusiness<br />

and marketing plan for the facility to<br />

supportgrowth in the future, reacttonew<br />

trendsand attractnew users.”<br />

Pool, Spa and Sauna hours from 26<strong>April</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong>:<br />

• Weekdays–5.45am to 7pm<br />

• Weekends–7amto5pm<br />

Holiday craftshitthe road<br />

Council’s popular school holiday<br />

outreach programmes, this time<br />

involvingpainting and propagating,<br />

will run in Rakaia and Methven in the<br />

secondweekofthe school holidays.<br />

The programme involves the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Public Library, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Museum and<br />

Art Gallery, Eco Educate, Forest and Bird,<br />

and Wellbeing Opuke-people will be able<br />

to give kowhai propagating ago, make<br />

agratitude box, paint on acollaborative<br />

canvas and even make their own pet toy<br />

out of recycled materials.<br />

Morethan 115 children and 30 adultshave<br />

taken part in theoutreach programmes in<br />

pastschool holidays.<br />

The Rakaia session will beatthe Rakaia<br />

Community Centre onThursday 28 <strong>April</strong>,<br />

from 10am until 1pm. The Methven<br />

session will be atthe Mt Hutt Memorial<br />

Hall Methven on Friday 29 <strong>April</strong>, from<br />

10am until 1pm.<br />

Bookings canbemade through the library<br />

or via Wellbeing Opuke's Facebook page.<br />

“We would like toclean up this spot and<br />

we’d love to seelotsof families come and<br />

help us inthe school holidays.”<br />

Community Services Group Manager<br />

Steve Fabish said Council was pleased<br />

to support Litter-Free <strong>Ashburton</strong>, whose<br />

good work contributed to the imageofthe<br />

town.<br />

“Theyareavolunteergroupmakingagreat<br />

difference,withtheaddedbonusofgetting<br />

people out in the fresh air and making new<br />

friendswhile doingacommunity service.”<br />

People wanting to helpshouldwear solid<br />

footwear and meet at the river end of<br />

Melrose Road at 1.30pm onThursday 21<br />

<strong>April</strong>. Litter-Free <strong>Ashburton</strong> will provide<br />

bags andgloves.<br />

PUBLIC NOTICES<br />

PROPOSED ROAD<br />

CLOSURE<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Councilgives public<br />

notice of aproposaltotemporarily<br />

close roads to ordinaryvehicletraffic<br />

to enablethe holdingofacommunity<br />

event–<strong>Ashburton</strong>Car Club “Street<br />

Sprints”.<br />

Roads proposed to be closed:<br />

• SMALLBONE DRIVE, from RIVER<br />

TERRACE to ROBINSON STREET<br />

• ROBINSONSTREET,from<br />

SMALLBONE DRIVEINTERSECTION<br />

to McNALLYSTREET<br />

• WATSON STREET,fromRANGE<br />

STREET to ROBINSONSTREET<br />

• McNALLY STREET,fromRANGE<br />

STREET to theend of the street<br />

• RANGESTREET, from ROBINSON<br />

STREET to WATSON STREET<br />

PeriodofClosure: From 7.30pm, Friday<br />

6May <strong>2022</strong>until8pm,Sunday 8May<br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

RANGESTREET: From 6pmFriday6<br />

May<strong>2022</strong>until 6am,Sunday 8May<br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

Detourswill be available on adjacent<br />

streets andthese will be signposted.<br />

This proposed closure is made under the<br />

LocalGovernmentAct 1974 -Schedule<br />

10 (11(e)) andwill be consideredatthe<br />

COUNCILMEETINGon20 <strong>April</strong><strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Anypersonobjectingtothe proposal<br />

shouldlodge notice of their objection<br />

andthe groundsfor their objectionin<br />

writing by postoremail to theCouncil,5<br />

BaringSquareWest, <strong>Ashburton</strong> by 4pm,<br />

Friday 15 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

NEIL McCANN<br />

Infrastructure Services Group Manager<br />

COMMUNITYNOTICEBOARD<br />

Biketip: Positionyourself to be seen.<br />

Ride in apositionwhereyou cansee<br />

others and others cansee you. Keep a<br />

steady lineand avoid blindspots.<br />

Onlyride as<br />

farleft as it<br />

feelssafe<br />

to do so.<br />

Maintaina<br />

steady lineso<br />

drivers can<br />

predict your<br />

movements.<br />

UPCOMINGMEETINGS<br />

Meetings areatCouncil Chambers,<br />

137Havelock Street,unlessspecified<br />

Council meeting, Wednesday20<strong>April</strong>,<br />

1pm (livestreamed)<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Water Zone Committee,<br />

Tuesday26<strong>April</strong>,1pm<br />

RUBBISHANDRECYCLING<br />

EASTER, ANZACDAY<br />

Kerbsidecollections –EasterFriday<br />

collections willbecollected on Saturday<br />

16<strong>April</strong>.Noothercollectionswill be<br />

affected overthe Easter andANZAC Day<br />

period.<br />

Rakaia ResourceRecoveryPark –<br />

Closed15<strong>April</strong>,16<strong>April</strong>, 18<strong>April</strong> and 25<br />

<strong>April</strong> (ANZAC Day).<br />

MethvenGreen Wastedrop-off –<br />

Closed17<strong>April</strong>.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Resource Recovery Park –<br />

Closed15<strong>April</strong> and18<strong>April</strong>.<br />

NO GASBOTTLES AT THE<br />

KERBSIDE, PLEASE<br />

Gas cylinderscannot be put into yellow<br />

wheelie bins forrecycling,orleft<br />

alongsideany wheeliebins at the kerb for<br />

collection.Gas cylinders canbedropped<br />

off at any resource recovery park forfree.<br />

PUBLIC NOTICES<br />

PROPOSEDROAD<br />

CLOSURE<br />

Pursuant to the LocalGovernmentAct<br />

1974 and the Transport (Vehicular Traffic<br />

Road Closure)Regulations1965, notice<br />

is hereby giventhatthe <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council and NZ Transport<br />

Agency,for the purpose of allowing<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Returned andServices’<br />

Association to hold ANZAC Day services,<br />

proposes to close the following roadsto<br />

ordinaryvehiculartrafficfor the period<br />

indicated hereunder.<br />

Roads proposed to be closed:<br />

• HAVELOCK STREET,fromParkStreet<br />

to East Street intersection<br />

• BARINGSQUARE WEST, from<br />

Havelock Street to Cameron Street<br />

• SH1(WESTSTREET), from Wills<br />

Street to Burnett Street<br />

• CAMERON STREET,fromWestStreet<br />

to Park Street<br />

Periods of Closure: From 6.00amto<br />

8.30pmand 10.00am to 12.30pmon<br />

Monday,25<strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Any person objectingtothe proposal<br />

is called upon to lodgenoticeoftheir<br />

objection and groundsthereof in writing<br />

or email to Council by 4.00 pm, Friday<br />

15 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

NEIL McCANN<br />

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

InfrastructureServices Group Manager<br />

MARKPINNER<br />

Waka Kotahi NZTASystemManager<br />

COUNCIL OFFICE<br />

5Baring Square West<br />

Mon, Tue, Wed&Fri8.30am -5pm<br />

Thursday9am -5pm<br />

ASHBURTONPUBLICLIBRARY<br />

180HavelockStreet, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7700<br />

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

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

EA NETWORKSCENTRE<br />

20 River Terrace<br />

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Mid Canty United score five<br />

Mid Canterbury United’s senior team smacked<br />

five goals past Parklands at <strong>Ashburton</strong>Domain<br />

on Saturday and claimed their first points of the<br />

season.<br />

Playing in the Canterbury Premiership, the<br />

second highest league in the region, thehome<br />

side beat thevisitors 5­4 in aclose encounter.<br />

On aglorious day forfootball, Mid Canterbury<br />

edged the first half after going agoal behind and<br />

went in 2­1 thankstogoals from sharp shooter<br />

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

June 9, 10, 13, <strong>14</strong>, 15<br />

July <strong>14</strong>, 15, 18, 19<br />

Luke Martin.<br />

Both teams foughthard on the excellent<br />

playing surface and after athird Mid<br />

Canterbury goal from JoelChand,Parklands<br />

steadily found asecond windand got back into<br />

thegame with goals of their own.<br />

Nic Eden scored for Mid Canterbury before<br />

later hobbling off and thescoredwerethen<br />

levelat4­4.<br />

In atense finish to the action packedgame<br />

the homeside was awarded acontroversial<br />

penaltythat wastucked away by Millar<br />

McLauchlan to finishoffthe visitors.<br />

The game featured injuriestoanumberof<br />

players from both sides and two Mid<br />

Canterburyplayers hobbled off.<br />

Mid Canterburylost its first gameofthe<br />

season 5­1toBurwoodand next plays<br />

Universities at Walter Park in Christchurch<br />

this Saturday.<br />

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Stacey Judd, Lorraine McGregor, Nicci Glanville, Michelle Stanley<br />

and Russell McGregor were among the gymnasts from Dynamic<br />

Gymnastic Sports.<br />

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Trampolinists<br />

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Mid Canterbury United left back Ben Sutton<br />

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Saturday’s game.<br />

PHOTO DOUG BOVETT<br />

Masters trampolinists fromMid<br />

Canterbury have taken out the<br />

top spots in theTrampoline<br />

Under40classes first national<br />

qualifier andTCI two day event<br />

held at ICETrampoline Sports<br />

in Rangiora.<br />

Day onesaw Dynamic<br />

Gymnastic Sports members<br />

Russell MacGregor win gold<br />

honours, Stacey Judd silver and<br />

Lorraine Stewart bronze.<br />

MacGregor also took goldin<br />

the Double Mini Trampoline<br />

(DMT)Under 40 class.<br />

Dynamic Gymnastics owner<br />

Nicci Glanville hadahat­trick<br />

of over 40 age group successes.<br />

Shewon goldinthe DMT,<br />

silverinthe trampoline, and<br />

bronzeingymnastics.<br />

Therewas also group<br />

success in the synchro class<br />

wheremasters gymnasts<br />

teamed up with ajunior<br />

partner;StaceyJuddand<br />

Addison Judd teamedupto<br />

winsilver, and Michelle<br />

Stanleyand Laura Stanley<br />

wonbronze.<br />

In the junior agegroup<br />

events Finleigh Glanvillealso<br />

wonsilverintrampoline<br />

NicciGlanville said it was<br />

thefirst competitionofthe<br />

year andthe clubathletes<br />

performed ‘‘extremelywell’’.<br />

They were up against<br />

gymnasts at clubsfrom<br />

Christchurch,West Melton,<br />

Dunedin,Wanaka,<br />

Invercargill andWellington.<br />

‘‘A huge congratulations to<br />

ourathleteswho achievedthe<br />

national qualifyingscores,’’<br />

she said.<br />

Theywere13­<strong>14</strong> years:<br />

FinleighGlanville(forDMT<br />

and trampoline) and Sarah<br />

Reeve(DMT);and 10 and<br />

under: SammyWood(forDMT<br />

and trampoline) and Natalie<br />

McGregor(DMT).<br />

On day two of thenational<br />

qualifier and TCI competingin<br />

trampoline andDMT for the<br />

Red Badgewomen’s class<br />

CharleeBradshawwon gold<br />

and Emma Molloy wonsilver.<br />

In the Red Badge men’sclass<br />

forthe same eventsGus<br />

Simpsonwon gold.<br />

Jack Stanleypicked upa<br />

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wongoldinthe 13­<strong>14</strong>Women’s<br />

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CLUB NEWS<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> Clubs at the fore for<br />

District LionsConvention<br />

LionsDistrict 202J heldtheir<br />

annual general meeting and<br />

hybrid conventionatthe<br />

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

on Saturday 2nd <strong>April</strong>. About 15<br />

peoplewhere presentin<br />

person,while other district<br />

members watchedonline via a<br />

Zoomwebinar connection.<br />

Garth Bateup was successfulin<br />

his nomination for firstvice<br />

districtgovernor for the<br />

<strong>2022</strong>/2023 year,and Graham<br />

Edge was successful in his<br />

nomination for LloydMorgan<br />

Charitable Trust trustee.<br />

Several local clubs and Lions<br />

were recognised on the day.<br />

District governor Christine<br />

presented <strong>Ashburton</strong>Lions<br />

Club member GrahamEdge<br />

with an international<br />

presidents leadershipmedal<br />

for services to the district. On<br />

behalf of international<br />

president Douglas XAlexander<br />

certificates of appreciation<br />

were presented to firstvice<br />

districtgovernorelect Garth<br />

Bateup andcabinettreasurer<br />

Meredith Lowe. The <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

club won the DistrictYouth<br />

Award, with the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

County Lions club being runner<br />

up.<br />

Theoriginal convention was<br />

to have been held as athree day<br />

event in Methven,organised by<br />

the Methven LionsClub, with<br />

otherLions clubs around<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> assisting. This<br />

would have seen approx 150<br />

district members converge on<br />

Methven forthe weekend.<br />

District governor Christine<br />

presented the convention<br />

committee with district<br />

governor certificates of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Lions Club member<br />

Garth Bateup, centre, receives<br />

his certificate of appreciation<br />

from 202J district governor<br />

Christine Stewart and pastinternational<br />

director Ron<br />

Luxton.<br />

appreciation.<br />

The Mayfield LionsClub<br />

editorRab McDowell won the<br />

best club bulletin award, with<br />

Rakaia LionsClub editorNicki<br />

Kelly getting an honourable<br />

mention.<br />

The Rakaia Lions club was<br />

alsopresented withaDG<br />

certificate of appreciation for<br />

qualifying to become aModel<br />

Club (the only one in our<br />

District).<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Astronomy<br />

Group<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong>Astronomy<br />

Group met on the 29th of March<br />

andatalk was givenby Ross<br />

HawthorneonEinstein's<br />

GeneralRelativity. Ross<br />

showed us howgravity isn't a<br />

real force and whatweperceive<br />

as gravity is really caused by<br />

the warping of space­time. He<br />

also showed howthings in orbit<br />

werenot held by gravity but<br />

werefollowing ageodesic<br />

causedbythe bending of spacetime.This<br />

is also the reason<br />

that things fall is because they<br />

are followingageodesic rather<br />

than being pulled by gravity.<br />

Friday night wastoo cloudy for<br />

the observatory so we opened<br />

up on the 8th. It was nice and<br />

clear and lots of visitors came<br />

along.<br />

Over this month andthe next<br />

month there is arare planetary<br />

alignmentinthemorning.<br />

Venus, Mars, Jupiter.Saturn<br />

and Neptunewill appear to be<br />

close to each other. We get the<br />

telescopes out on the 24thof<br />

<strong>April</strong> and the moon willbeasa<br />

smallcrescent also alongside<br />

the planets.Wehaven't got<br />

enoughmagnifyingpower to<br />

see Neptune.<br />

Nextmeeting date is Tuesday<br />

26th of <strong>April</strong> in Menorlue<br />

7.30pm andnext Observatory<br />

nightis6th of May 7.30pm.<br />

Sadly the Observatory may not<br />

be there much longerasitisin<br />

the way of thecollege rebuild<br />

which would bring an endtoa<br />

greatassetofthe town.<br />

Forfurther information<br />

phoneAlistair 3089219 or Ken<br />

308 9203 or visit our Facebook<br />

page <strong>Ashburton</strong> Astronomy<br />

Group.<br />

Altrusa Club Report <strong>April</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Altrusa celebrated<br />

its 48th birthdayon<strong>April</strong>4th,<br />

which we marked with roses<br />

fromPresident Denise, supper<br />

and birthday cake.The Altrusa<br />

District FifteenConference, in<br />

May, in PalmerstonNorth,has<br />

beenphysically cancelled but<br />

will proceed with aZoom<br />

conference. One of the annual<br />

awards we enter at this time is<br />

the Letha H. Brown Literacy<br />

Award. This yearour entry<br />

featured “Literacy Across the<br />

Generations”withAlphabet<br />

Cards for babies; aBook Marks<br />

competitionfor primaryschool<br />

children, and colourful<br />

scrapbooks for dementia<br />

patients. Donations were given<br />

to the <strong>Ashburton</strong>people of St<br />

John,<strong>Ashburton</strong> Fire Brigade,<br />

Riding for theDisabled,<br />

“Grandparents Raising<br />

Grandchildren”, andfoodbanks<br />

at StVincent de Paul andthe<br />

Salvation Army. The recent<br />

Foot Clinic was affected by<br />

covid withonly 23 clients. Our<br />

Meals on Wheels stint is<br />

approaching, with reminders<br />

for us to bevaccinated and<br />

masked.<br />

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

Club<br />

We had abusy weekend on<br />

the local pistes withplayers<br />

coming from Alexandra,<br />

Dunedin,Timaru,and<br />

Christchurch. It was great to<br />

see so many local players taking<br />

partwith good results.<br />

On Saturdaythe Stephen<br />

Kyle Memorial Trophy waswon<br />

by aChristchurch team, with<br />

Nicky Foden&Richard<br />

Browne runnersup, while<br />

KarenBensdorpand partner<br />

camein3rd equal withanother<br />

couple from Christchurch. In<br />

the Trophy Consolationlocal<br />

player Lyn Whinham and her<br />

Christchurch partner were<br />

runners up. The Plate was won<br />

by Joan Healeyand her<br />

Christchurch partner with<br />

EllenPithie andPeter Marriott<br />

coming in 3rd equal with ateam<br />

from Papanui. ThePlate<br />

Consolationwas won by Jan<br />

Guilford and her Caversham<br />

partner,2nd were Linda and<br />

GraemeMillard; 3rd equal<br />

were Francie Osbornand Colin<br />

Jones,Johnny Wright and Gary<br />

Hogg.<br />

The Bowl winners were Kate<br />

&Henry Marriott, 2nd were<br />

Shona Husband andJonathan<br />

Crum; 3rdequal Mavis<br />

Thompson and her Timaru<br />

partner;CarolHoggand Trevor<br />

Nish.<br />

On Sunday the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Doubles Trophy waswon by a<br />

Christchurchteam, withChris<br />

Taylor and Richard runners up,<br />

Karen was 3rd equal with a<br />

partner andteam from<br />

Christchurch.Laniand Adelys<br />

Taraunu wererunners up in<br />

theTrophyConsolate, while<br />

Neville Bensdorp and Nicky<br />

were 3rdequal with a<br />

Christchurch team. Jan andher<br />

Caversham partnerwere 3rd<br />

equalwithJohnny and<br />

Jonathan in thePlate.<br />

ThePlate Consolate was won<br />

by Linda andGraeme, with<br />

Ellenand Joanrunners up.<br />

Ashort break fromlocal<br />

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Raukāpuka Store co-owner Jigs Agaja surveys passing traffic outside his shop on McKenzie Street. PHOTO: Debbie Oliver<br />

McKenzie Street traffic speed aconcern<br />

Therecent launchofthe GeraldineCommunity<br />

Board strategic plan project is timely for<br />

RaukāpukaStore ownersJigsand BeenaAgaja.<br />

They have raised concerns aboutthe speedof<br />

passing traffic on McKenzie Street.<br />

Jigs says, Our concern is growing, both<br />

from the traffic coming into town from the<br />

north and, once [northbound] cars pass over<br />

the bridge, drivers thinking it is ahigher speed<br />

than 50km.<br />

Beenasays, Trying to cross the roadanywhere<br />

along this street can be very hard. With the<br />

bend just after the bridge, vehicles can quickly<br />

approach when customers, especiallychildren,<br />

are trying to cross.<br />

We have had customers comment on this<br />

problem too, adds Jigs. For the safety of all<br />

our residents, we would lovetosee apedestrian<br />

crossingalong our streetsomewhere. We realise<br />

this is aState Highway, and it would involve<br />

the Land Transport Agency(WakaKotahi NZ),<br />

but thisisour suggestion that we willbewriting<br />

on the strategic plan. We hope it is taken into<br />

serious consideration.<br />

Not onlywould amarked crossingmakeit<br />

saferfor people to cross the road, hopefully, with<br />

the visibilty of the crossing and approaching signs,<br />

it would also reduce speed amongdrivers.<br />

Jigs and Beena encourage other locals<br />

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Virtual assemblies an unexpected Covid spinoff<br />

Students at Geraldine High School are used<br />

to their peers leading assemblies. However,<br />

Deputy Principal Richard Harvey says that<br />

Covid has encouraged students to take it to<br />

the next level with the introduction of virtual<br />

assemblies.<br />

Richard says that there are two virtual<br />

assemblies amonth.One is staff-led,and although<br />

it does feature brief video clips, he says, the<br />

student-produced assemblies have raised the<br />

bar. Edited by MacDonald House leader Maia<br />

Mahuika, they include music andgraphiceffects.<br />

...Itisamazing what they cando. They are used<br />

to creating content on platforms like TikTok.<br />

Its alldoneontheir phones.<br />

Footage includes documentary-style reports<br />

in and around the school, reports from home<br />

or local cafés on days students arerequired to<br />

work from home, parodies of advertisements<br />

and gameshows, and afull report onschool<br />

sports, including drone shots. Richard says,<br />

Anecdotal feedback suggests that we should<br />

includesome of this material when we can get<br />

back to being together at live assemblies.<br />

HUGH MCCAFFERTY<br />

Amelia McKeown andWill Wilsontry their hand at being reporters. PHOTO:VirtualAssembly screengrab


WHĀRANGI 2|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>14</strong>PAENGA-WHĀWHĀ, <strong>2022</strong><br />

EDITORIAL<br />

Posted on the Geraldine High SchoolFacebookpage as<br />

GNews went to printonTuesday: Not evenadownpour can<br />

stop GHS students from delivering the Easter gifts to our<br />

community! Goodonyou girls. HappyEastereveryone.<br />

To those who live well to the north ofGeraldine, you<br />

may be surprised to see our little paper falling out of<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>. Weare grateful tothe team<br />

for including us in their print run. The win for usisa<br />

betterdealfor printing and distribution in light of the<br />

recent crisis in the paper industry. We hope that the<br />

win for you is interesting information about the<br />

Geraldine area. Come and visit us soon.<br />

Our regulars will notice that we have slimmed<br />

down from our usual 12 pages. The sizeofthe Geraldine<br />

News, i.e. the number of pages we print each week,<br />

is determined by the amount of advertising placed -<br />

and the adjustment canonly be made in increments<br />

of four pages,whichfeels likeasudden gear change.<br />

The announcement last week brought toour<br />

attention the issue of severalhouseholds not receiving<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>. Weare working with their<br />

distribution team on ways to improve the coverage<br />

within Geraldine township.For the tech-savvy, we can<br />

be found online at gnews.co.nz. We know its not the<br />

same without the smell of the ink, but from reading<br />

other publications this way, we know you can get<br />

used to it.<br />

Here atHQ, we have been referring to this weeks<br />

GNews as the Covid edition, withbothofuscontinuing<br />

to work on the paper despite being locked upin<br />

isolation. Fortunately,ours havebeenrelatively mild<br />

cases, but our thanks goout to all the offers of help<br />

and support and those who have made muchappreciated<br />

doorstep deliveries. These are some of<br />

the qualities that Property Brokers are looking for in<br />

aGeraldine Gem (see story this page), sodont be<br />

surprised if you find yourself nominated.<br />

As well as being Good Friday forChristians, 15 <strong>April</strong><br />

is the beginning of Passover (Pesach) for our Jewish<br />

friends. HappyEaster, Chag PesachSameach;enjoy<br />

the holiday break. HUGH AND FI<br />

Dont be alarmed, <br />

You are looking for Jesus<br />

the Nazarene, whowas<br />

crucified. He has risen!<br />

He is not here. Seethe<br />

place where they laid him.<br />

MARK 16:6 (NIV)<br />

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We want to celebrate the unsung heroes in our community and lift the spirits of those that may have been having<br />

achallenging time, says Property Brokers Getchen Gould. PHOTO: Shutterstock<br />

Hunt on for Geraldines hidden gems<br />

Property Brokers Geraldine has recently<br />

launched Geraldine Gems, an initiative<br />

to acknowledge and uplift those in our<br />

community who might otherwise go<br />

unrecognised.<br />

Sales consultant GretchenGould says,<br />

We have had this idea for awhile now,<br />

atake-off of the TV1 Good Sorts show,<br />

really. We are all exhausted after the<br />

doom and gloom of lockdowns sowe<br />

want to celebrate the unsung heroes in<br />

our community and lift the spirits of<br />

those that may have been having a<br />

challenging time.<br />

ConsultantAnna Coleman says, We<br />

love giving back to the community, and<br />

we see this assomething that the<br />

community can be part of. Weare also<br />

supporting local businesses by purchasing<br />

gifts; as usual, the Geraldine business<br />

community are happy tosupport this<br />

with theirgenerosity.<br />

Each month acall will go out on the<br />

Property Brokers Geraldine Facebook<br />

page, inviting locals to nominate the<br />

hidden gems in our community.<br />

In March, PropertyBrokers presented<br />

the inaugural Geraldine Gem with a<br />

bouquet and agift from local gift shop<br />

Joosh. Preferring to remain anonymous,<br />

the recipient wassomeone going through<br />

achallenging time but, despite that, still<br />

served the Geraldine community with a<br />

smile.<br />

Consultant Kiriwai Bishop says,<br />

It really is somethingthat relates to our<br />

Property Brokers values; we are proud<br />

to be provincial and proud to give back<br />

Geraldine<br />

Gem<br />

to our community. We are absolutely<br />

delightedtobebringing adose of happiness<br />

to our lovely town each month.<br />

BranchadministratorCatherine Allen<br />

says,We think thisisagreat waytostart<br />

apositive ripple throughout our district.<br />

Encouraging people to think about and<br />

appreciate each other in good times and<br />

difficult times is how we grow our<br />

community spirit. Its also abit of fun.<br />

We cant do this without locals getting<br />

involved, so come on, Geraldine, lets<br />

celebrate those gems among us who<br />

deserve to shine.<br />

To nominate aGeraldine Gem, visit<br />

the Property Brokers Geraldine Facebook<br />

page, email geraldine@pb.co.nz, drop<br />

into the Talbot Street office, or call<br />

03 693 1315. DEBBIE OLIVER<br />

Callingforall nominations!<br />

Likeandshareour Geraldine Gem Facebook post then email your nomination details,<br />

includingasummaryofwhy you are nominating yourperson to geraldine@pb.co.nz<br />

or popinto the branchto fill inanomination form (all information will be confidential).<br />

Come on Geraldine -let’s celebratethoseamong us who deservetoshine!<br />

Property Brokers Geraldine |1Talbot Street,Geraldine | P 03 6931315<br />

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Our Wilson Street office is permanently<br />

staffed and offers legal services to clients in<br />

the Geraldine and surrounding areas.<br />

Under the Red Level Covid-19<br />

Protection Framework,<br />

the office is open Monday to Friday from<br />

8.30am to 5.30pm, byappointment only.<br />

Contact us on 03 693 8207 to make an in-person<br />

or contact-less appointment with one of our team,<br />

to discuss all your legal matters.<br />

Phone 03693 8207 or email@gressons.co.nz<br />

or visit our website: www.gressons.co.nz<br />

Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari riders Kirsten Hayes, Karen Pace, and Sue Stewart. PHOTO: Jan Finlayson<br />

Scooter Safari to benefit Cancer Society<br />

Itsawin-win, Geraldine woman Karen<br />

Pace says of the Tranz Alpine Scooter<br />

Safari (TASS), which raises fundsfor the<br />

Cancer Society. Well do our bit -and<br />

well have fun along the way.<br />

She and fellow locals Kirsten Hayes<br />

andSue Stewart are riding in the biennial<br />

250-kilometre Christchurch-Hokitika<br />

odyssey astride50cc scooterson 21 May.<br />

The hundreds of festively decked-out<br />

scooters are always well-supported as<br />

they tackletheapproximatelyeight-hour<br />

challenge. The last seven safaris have<br />

raised atotal of nearly $1.5 million.<br />

Aside from being agreat funding<br />

generator, TASS is agesture of solidarity<br />

with cancer patients. Kirsten says, Its<br />

a challenge. You go in the rain or snow,<br />

or whatever weather. Its supposed to be<br />

slow. Its long. Like how having cancer<br />

treatment is long.<br />

The <strong>2022</strong> event is alsoachance to help<br />

the Cancer Society make up ground lost<br />

duetothepandemic. Sue, whose Hokitikabased<br />

son George will join them inthe<br />

challenge, says, WithCovid,the Cancer<br />

Society has struggled with fundraising,<br />

yettheyre so dependent on it.<br />

Shes riding a Can-Am scooterloaned<br />

by the Tribal Nations motorcycle club<br />

and has received $824 in donations<br />

already. On aco-owned Forza Capri,<br />

Kirsten has raised$486 so far, and Karen,<br />

who has bought herself a long-coveted<br />

Vespa, has amassed$673.<br />

Whiletheyre all well pastthe Safaris<br />

minimum $250 donation threshold for<br />

start-lineeligibility, which is additional<br />

to the events entry fee, theyre determined<br />

to drum up plenty more cash.<br />

Karen says, We welcome any donations,<br />

or if any businesses would like to sponsor<br />

us, were happy to do some branding.<br />

Well fly the flag for anyone who wants<br />

to give to the Cancer Society.<br />

Between now and the start line, the<br />

NEWS IN BRIEF<br />

three will be familiar figures on local<br />

roads, getting used to tackling hills with<br />

just 50cc to call on. Theyll also work on<br />

developing along-haul scooter riders<br />

approach to traffic, road conditions, rain,<br />

concentration, and optimum clothing<br />

choices (watch out for fancy-dress test<br />

runs).<br />

Kirsten says, Initially, Iliked the idea<br />

of the challenge because Id turned 50<br />

and wanted to do something special <br />

But then, my motherwas diagnosed with<br />

cancer. Cancer touches everybody. Its<br />

become a bigger thing. Ithink part of<br />

your life should be that you give back.<br />

To donate to any or all of the womens<br />

Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari challenges,<br />

go to scootersafari.org.nz and search<br />

for them by name. To sponsorthe women<br />

collectivelyorindividually, contact Karen<br />

on 027 7470732, Kirstenon027 3083272,<br />

or Sue on 021 1623495. JAN FINLAYSON<br />

YOUR LOCAL<br />

DRILLING<br />

PROFESSIONAL<br />

PHOTO:Shutterstock<br />

No change toEaster trading policy<br />

On Wednesday of last week,Timaru<br />

District Council Corporate Planner<br />

Ann Fitzgerald reportedtothose who<br />

had made submissions on Easter<br />

trading,The mayor and councillors<br />

have read and considered the<br />

submissions received, whichexpressed<br />

both supportfor retaining and support<br />

for revoking the policy.<br />

At ameeting on 5<strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

councildiscussedthe options of either<br />

retaining, amending or revoking the<br />

current [Local] Easter Sunday[Shop]<br />

Trading Policy.<br />

Following deliberations Council<br />

decided to retain the [policy] which<br />

permits shop trading on Easter Sunday<br />

throughout the Timaru District.<br />

HUGH MCCAFFERTY<br />

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WHĀRANGI 4|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>14</strong>PAENGA-WHĀWHĀ, <strong>2022</strong><br />

|McATAMNEYGALLERY ANDDESIGN STORE<br />

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HANDFUL OF LIFE<br />

MacyOliver with151 packets containing 906 hot cross buns<br />

to be delivered to supporters of her highland dancing<br />

fundraiser. PHOTO Debbie Oliver<br />

Buns abittersweet reminder<br />

Oneapenny twoapennyhotcross buns.Sowent the<br />

vendors street cry inGeorgian England, acry which,<br />

according to the Oxford EnglishDictionary, goes back<br />

to at least 1733. But the origin ofthe buns goes back<br />

further.<br />

Wikipedia tells us of the theory that the hot cross<br />

bun originates from StAlbans, inEngland, where, in<br />

1361, Brother Thomas Rocliffe, a<strong>14</strong>th-century monk at<br />

St Albans Abbey, developed asimilar recipe called an<br />

Alban Bun and distributed the bun to the local poor<br />

on Good Friday. However, in post-reformation England,<br />

signing buns with the cross was dismissed as popery,<br />

so the tradition seems to have gone underground.<br />

Most European countrieshaveaformofEaster bread.<br />

However, Britain and its former coloniesare unique in<br />

associatingthebread withGood Friday.Now available<br />

at any time of the year, itwas once restricted bylaw<br />

to Good Friday and certain other times.<br />

While wenow eat them for the deep theological<br />

reason that we like them, an underlying theological<br />

message is attached. As aformof bread, there is alink<br />

to the breadbrokenatthe Last Supper and the bread<br />

shared at Holy Communion. The cross reminds usof<br />

the cross on which Jesus died on the first Good Friday.<br />

The bitterness of the orange peel is areminder of Jesus<br />

suffering. Thespicesare to remind us of the spices used<br />

to anoint his body before burial.<br />

The ambiguous tasteofthe sweetand spicyconcoction<br />

speakstomeofthe ambiguityofthe day we call Good<br />

Friday,onwhichavery bad thing happenedbut which<br />

brought salvation intothe world. Just howthat all works<br />

has been the subjectofscholarly debatefor centuries.<br />

As for me, in the words ofAnselm of Canterbury (1033-<br />

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THURSDAY, <strong>14</strong>APRIL, <strong>2022</strong> |GERALDINE NEWS |PAGE 5<br />

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FO R THINGS TO SEE AN D DO<br />

GPS Whānau Group Leaders <strong>2022</strong> (FROM LEFT): Row 1:Amalie Tozer, Damon Belsham, Sam Harvey, Macaulay Cleverley, and Macy<br />

Oliver. Row 2: Tyla Patterson, Finn Wilcox, Ollie Christensen, and Justina Courage. Row 3:Charlotte Taylor, Alex Newcombe, and<br />

Eve Upton. Row 4: Myra Martin, Adele Stack, Paris McRae, and Shantelle Parker.<br />

GPS choose Whānau Group Leaders<br />

Each yearsince 2018,Geraldine Primary<br />

School (GPS) hasselected up to fourYear<br />

6students from each Whānau Group -<br />

Whero (red), Kakariki (green), Kowhai<br />

(yellow), Kahurangi (blue) -to be the<br />

group leaders. Interested students put<br />

forward an application in the form of a<br />

letter, email, slide show,orvideo.<br />

GPS teacherSarah Strowger, coordinator<br />

ofthe whānau leaders,says, The whānau<br />

leaders at GeraldinePrimaryare involved<br />

in anumber of different activities and<br />

roles to show leadership in our school.<br />

Oneoftheir primaryrolesistoorganise<br />

activities for their whānau group.<br />

We usually do this at least once a<br />

term, but unfortunately, due to different<br />

breaktimes andonly mixing in our year<br />

groups, we have not beenabletodoany<br />

this term. Things wehave done inthe<br />

pastinclude organising sportsgames and<br />

learning how to adapt these for all age<br />

groups. We have also hadwhānau jump<br />

jam or reading astory.<br />

Each year, we trytohave an artproject<br />

displayedinthe school,sometimes tied in<br />

withdifferent celebrations such as Matariki.<br />

Our leaders also welcome students into<br />

school assemblies and convey student voice<br />

to amember of staff.<br />

We lookforward to gettingintosome<br />

activities when school returns to some<br />

sort of normality. Iamsure our leaders<br />

will have other ideas of what to do in our<br />

yeargroups if we remaininred for along<br />

period. DEBBIE OLIVER<br />

POPPY DAY<br />

FRIDAY 22 APRIL<br />

We will remember them<br />

Poppy Day is one ofNew Zealand’s oldest<br />

street collections, started in 1922 to raise funds<br />

to help WWI veterans in dire need get back<br />

home from Europe.<br />

Today there are over 30,000 veterans under<br />

the age of 50. The money raised on Poppy Day<br />

is not just for hearing aids and false teeth.<br />

Today’s veteran has complex, sometimes<br />

expensive and often urgent needs.<br />

As always, the RSA is here togive a<br />

helping hand to all our veterans, young and old,<br />

and their families in need.<br />

If you can help with selling poppies on<br />

Poppy Day please contact RSA Vice President<br />

Campbell Paton on027 647 0711.<br />

$13,990+GST<br />

We are open<br />

on EASTER!!<br />

Friday the 15th<br />

Saturday the 16th<br />

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WHĀRANGI 6|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>14</strong>PAENGA-WHĀWHĀ, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Easter egg hunt Sausage Sizzle<br />

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Club night Monday and Thursday from6pm,<br />

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Tuesday interclub will startatthe endofthe month.<br />

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EASTER FAMILYACTIVITIES at Woodbury Church.<br />

Straight after the 9am Easter Sunday Service at<br />

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egg hunt plus other activities around the church<br />

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AUTOPARTS AND ACCESSORIES.North End<br />

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BROOKSIDE BOARDING KENNELS Farmstay<br />

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BUILDER Qualified LBP,20years experience, for<br />

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CARPET CLEANING Powerful equipment, fastdrying.<br />

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CHIMNEYSWEEP &REPAIRS Call Dan McKerrow<br />

021 1187580.<br />

CLOTHING ALTERATIONS and mending.Phone<br />

Raylene 03 264 8196.<br />

COMPUTER TAMING GeraldineComputerSolutions.<br />

03 693 9496.<br />

DOUBLE GLAZING ENQUIRIES. Phone Geraldine<br />

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PAINTING AND INTERIOR PLASTERING Contact<br />

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021 041 3318.<br />

PAINTER GERALDINE-BASED Friendly<br />

professional service, good rates, excellent<br />

local references. Phone Wolffie 03 693 9803 or<br />

027 962 4841.<br />

SHARPENING SERVICE Knives, scissors, blades.<br />

Geraldine Forge and Blades 029 646 6327.<br />

SPYWARE /MALWARE /VIRUS REMOVAL Geraldine<br />

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TECH SUPPORT GERALDINE Help with computers,<br />

phones and TV.Phone Shane 029 646 6327.<br />

HEALTH &WELLBEING<br />

THE HONEYSHOP, WOODBURYROAD CORNER.<br />

Clover Honey Special 1kg $15, 2kg $25. New<br />

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NATUROPATH Mandy Wallace, Registered Naturopath,<br />

20 years in practice. Naturopathy consultation,<br />

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CHURCH SERVICES<br />

EASTERSUNDAYANGLICANSERVICES 9am<br />

St Thomas’, Woodbury and St Stephe’s, Peel<br />

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BARKER’SFOODSTORE &EATERY Retailshop space and innovative café<br />

menuincorporatingBarker’sproducts withseasonal ingredients. Monday-Sunday<br />

8.30am-4.30pm. Phone 03 6939727.<br />

BREWERY CAFÉ Hours: Monday/Tuesday closed, Wednesday 9am-5pm,<br />

Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 9am to late(kitchencloses 8pm), Sunday9am-4pm.<br />

Bookingsadvisable by phoning 03 697 4959.<br />

CAFE VERDE Licensed café in adelightful garden setting. Menu and cabinet<br />

options. Open 7days 9am-3pm.45Talbot St. Phone03693 9616.<br />

THE GREEN MAN PEEL FOREST Come relax in the Forest. Cafe &Bar open<br />

Thu-Sun and Fri &Sat evenings. Phone 03 696 3567.<br />

MUNDELLS CAFÉ Roast is on Friday to Sunday 11.30am to 2pm. Breakfast<br />

and lunch menu are available 8am to 3pm. Izakaya /Japanese food is openevery<br />

Friday night 5.30pm-9pm.<br />

GERALDINE FARM SHOP&CAFE Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Weekends<br />

8.30am-5pm. Menu choices change regularly.Somethingfor everyone. Come<br />

andcheck us out. Phone 03 69395<strong>14</strong>.<br />

THE LUCKY CLUB PARADE Thai Street Food Takeaways - STAFF<br />

CURRENTLY IN ISOLATION -CLOSED UNTIL WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL.<br />

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Wolseley Hotel<br />

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THE VILLAGE INN Mon-Sun 11am-9pm. For restaurant bookings, please<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>14</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

29<br />

Changes for <strong>Ashburton</strong> River<br />

The Hakatere /<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

River catchment made<br />

headlines last year forhistoric<br />

floods which damaged farms<br />

and infrastructure and even<br />

threatened <strong>Ashburton</strong>, butthe<br />

lackofwater in theHakatere /<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> River is aconcern<br />

for river users.<br />

So,from July 1next year,<br />

many people who haveconsent<br />

to take andusewaterfrom the<br />

waterways within the<br />

Hakatere /<strong>Ashburton</strong> River<br />

catchment will be subject to<br />

new minimumflow conditions.<br />

These conditions will<br />

change theavailabilityof<br />

water and mean consent<br />

holders willface tighter<br />

restrictions on theirability to<br />

take water.<br />

Thenew minimum flows<br />

were developedwith the<br />

community andincludedinthe<br />

Canterbury Land and Water<br />

Regional Plan to improve and<br />

protectthe natural character<br />

and mauri (life force)ofthe<br />

Hakatere /<strong>Ashburton</strong> River,<br />

promote ecosystem health and<br />

biodiversity,improve water<br />

quality, andensure theriver<br />

mouth remains open for<br />

longer.<br />

At thestartof<strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong>, 61<br />

consent reviews had been<br />

decided. Of them, 55 have the<br />

new minimumflow conditions<br />

added.<br />

From1July2023, those<br />

consent holders must stop<br />

Water consents from the <strong>Ashburton</strong> River will change next year.<br />

taking water whenthe flow in<br />

the Hakatere /<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

River mainstem at the State<br />

Highway 1Bridge recorder<br />

site is less than six cumecs<br />

(6000 litres persecond), and<br />

many also have minimum flow<br />

restrictionsontributary<br />

waterways.<br />

There are 25consent<br />

reviews –held by11consent<br />

holders –still to be decided.<br />

Regional planningmanager<br />

Andrew Parrish said it had<br />

beenadifficult processfor<br />

those whose consents were<br />

beingreviewed,because their<br />

water supply, often for<br />

irrigation of high value crops,<br />

wouldbeless reliable.<br />

For those using water for<br />

irrigation,the new minimum<br />

flows will impact their farming<br />

operation andmany consent<br />

holdersare looking at<br />

alternatives like scheme water<br />

or unconnected groundwater.<br />

The consentreview was<br />

necessary to implement<br />

minimum flows set by the<br />

regional plan and meant more<br />

water wasleft in thecatchment<br />

for the healthofthe river and<br />

the benefit of allwater users,<br />

Mr Parishsaid.<br />

“If we were to just wait for<br />

currentconsents to expire,it<br />

would take 20 yearstoapply<br />

the minimumflow to all<br />

consents that take water from<br />

the Hakatere /<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

system,” he said.“Consent<br />

reviewallows us to reach that<br />

minimum flow by midnext<br />

year, and to do it in away that<br />

creates aneven playing field<br />

for water users.”<br />

Consent holders impacted by<br />

new minimum flows have been<br />

fully engagedinthereview<br />

processand themajority<br />

understood the changes<br />

imposedonthem would<br />

contribute to awider<br />

environmental benefit for all<br />

water users.<br />

The new minimum flows will<br />

helptoensure that an open<br />

rivermouth willbe<br />

maintained.<br />

“We expect these changes<br />

will improveconditions for<br />

fish migration andwater<br />

quality,especially at the<br />

hāpua andriver mouth,”he<br />

said.<br />

“We know that climate<br />

changewill bring lessreliable<br />

rainfall patterns, and we need<br />

to ensure ahigher minimum<br />

river flowtoensure theriver,<br />

as well as the ecosystem it<br />

supports, is resilienttothe<br />

changes we can’t control.”<br />

Venison prices, in right direction<br />

Optimism is starting to creep<br />

in as deerfarmers greet alift<br />

in venison returns.<br />

Unlikevelvet which has<br />

beengoing gangbusters,<br />

venisontookahit,falling to<br />

$5.50akilogram this timelast<br />

year.<br />

However, it has been defying<br />

seasonal fluctuations at nearly<br />

$2/kgabove this mark —albeit<br />

far off the giddy peakof<br />

$11.30/kg in 2018.<br />

Deer Industry New Zealand<br />

chiefexecutive officerInnes<br />

Moffat said deer farmershad<br />

seenasubtleimprovement in<br />

prices after Christmas, from<br />

low levels.<br />

He saidithad occurred<br />

duringanormallylow pointof<br />

venisonsales as Europeans<br />

buyersdoastock take afterthe<br />

game season and contemplate<br />

their needsfor the yearahead.<br />

‘‘Wesaw contractsonoffer in<br />

springalittle over $7 a<br />

kilogram.The venison<br />

schedule normallyfalls by<br />

more than$1/kgaswegoto<br />

Christmas,but this year the<br />

schedule is is $7.30­$7.40/kg<br />

andproviding signals to<br />

suppliers that we are<br />

expecting to see that<br />

increase.’’<br />

European customershad<br />

showed faith in theNew<br />

Zealand venison business<br />

duringEurope’s lockdowns by<br />

placing orders withoutthe<br />

certaintyofsales.<br />

‘‘The salesover the 2021<br />

gameseasonwentwell, so we<br />

are seeing arising marketand<br />

they are placing orders for the<br />

year ahead,’’ he said.<br />

This is being backedupby<br />

solid demand in North<br />

America as the foodservice<br />

market recovers, whilework<br />

by exporters to create new<br />

accountsthere arebeginning<br />

to show promise.<br />

They alsoexperienced<br />

significantordersatgood<br />

prices fromChina fortheir<br />

New Year’scelebrations.<br />

It had liftedthe mindset of<br />

farmers.<br />

‘‘Definitely farmers are in a<br />

positivemood. They have been<br />

patientduring the covidinduced<br />

downturn and are<br />

lookingforward to improved<br />

pricesasthe yearunfolds.’’<br />

The co­product market<br />

remainsuncertain withskin<br />

production down, whiletrim<br />

and offal to Asia for pet food<br />

production has yet to return to<br />

its previous base.<br />

However,velvet is up 10­15%<br />

fromlast year at about<br />

$130­$<strong>14</strong>0/kg for Agrade<br />

product.<br />

The national hindherd had<br />

gonefrom 830,000 in mid­year<br />

2020 to840,000 lastJune.<br />

~Central Rural Life<br />

INBRIEF<br />

DRY IN THESOUTH<br />

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CoronetPeak, said he hadnever<br />

had to irrigate this late in the<br />

season. It was likely that irrigation<br />

would be needed for at least<br />

anothercouple of weeks.<br />

OtagoRegional Council general<br />

manager’sRichard Saunders said<br />

river and lake levels were being<br />

monitored; however, given the<br />

current dry conditions peoplewere<br />

encouraged to be conscious of their<br />

wateruse.<br />

Agriculture Minister Damien<br />

O’Connorhas classified the drought<br />

conditions in Southland, Cluthaand<br />

Queenstown Lakesdistricts late last<br />

month as "a medium-scale adverse<br />

event" and announced up to<br />

$100,000 in governmentfundingto<br />

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October.<br />

AGOOD START<br />

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planning to convert farmsto forest is<br />

apositivefirst step in addressing the<br />

issue of wholesale farm conversion<br />

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30 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>14</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Rural industry gets work boost<br />

The Government is opening up the<br />

borders to an additional 1580 experienced<br />

primary sector workers, and it’s a‘‘shot in<br />

the arm for those struggling to recruit’’,<br />

Federated Farmers says.<br />

It opens the door for experienced<br />

workers to come to New Zealand for jobs<br />

in the dairy industry, meat processing, and<br />

forestry.<br />

FederatedFarmers employment<br />

spokespersonChris Lewissaidgoodthings<br />

taketime, theruralindustry hadbeen<br />

ratcheting up thepressurefor this<br />

necessarystepfor many, many months.<br />

‘‘Let’s hopethe system is agileenoughto<br />

get these people into New Zealandand out<br />

intoworkplaces by thetime we need themparticularlyfor<br />

thesuperbusyspring dairy<br />

calvingseason,’’ he said.<br />

The new settings include an increase in<br />

the currentborder exceptionfor assistant<br />

dairy farm managers,2ICs, dairy herd<br />

managersand dairy farm assistants by 500<br />

to atotalof800 for thoseearningatleast the<br />

medianwage plus$1per hour (currently<br />

equates to $28 per hour).<br />

Mr Lewis said it wasimportant for<br />

farmers to take up these places.<br />

‘‘Weknow that withfueland fertiliser<br />

price rises,concernsinsome districtsabout<br />

supplementary feed, and otherfactors,<br />

there may be atemptationtotry and<br />

struggle through with workforcegaps.<br />

‘‘But just rememberthe stress thatputs<br />

on youand the rest of theteam,the health<br />

and safetyfactors, and thedifficulties of<br />

rosteringtogivepeople decent time off<br />

whenyour staff complementisdeficient.’’<br />

DairyNZchiefexecutive Dr Tim Mackle<br />

saidDairyNZ hadbeen workinghard to<br />

makesure governmentunderstoodthe<br />

pressure farmers were under due to<br />

workforce shortages.<br />

But the border class exceptions still fell<br />

short of the sector’s 4000worker shortage.<br />

The organisation has pushedfor 1500<br />

international dairy workersintothe country<br />

in time forthe <strong>2022</strong>dairy season on June 1.<br />

“We made it cleartogovernment that the<br />

300 dairy border classexception workers<br />

previously approvedwas nowherenear<br />

enough to meet the demandson­farm and<br />

reduce the current highlevels of farmer<br />

stress,” Dr Macklesaid.<br />

“TheGovernment’s decisiontoincrease<br />

the number of internationalworkers by 500<br />

is astep in therightdirectiontoreduce the<br />

pressureonfarm teams.Wewillcontinueto<br />

advocate for more to be allowedintoNew<br />

Zealand, to helpaddress the significant<br />

staff shortage.”<br />

Alsogoodnews for farmingwas themeat<br />

worker border class exceptioncap willbe<br />

extended by afurther 500 workers on topof<br />

previousagreedfigure of 150 workers, and<br />

also approval for up to 300 silviculture<br />

forestry workersand up to 280wood<br />

processorsand manufacturerstoenterNew<br />

Zealand.<br />

AgricultureMinisterDamien O’Connor<br />

said thefood andfibre sector continued to<br />

lead theeconomicrecovery from Covid­19.<br />

‘‘Food and fibreexport revenueis<br />

expected to hit morethan$50 billionby30<br />

June <strong>2022</strong>, andit’svital the sectorhas the<br />

experienced workforceitneedstoachieve<br />

this.New Zealand’s foodand fibre sector<br />

continues to show itsresilienceand ability<br />

to adapt and respond to thechallenges<br />

broughtaboutbyCovid­19, but extra helpis<br />

needed.’’<br />

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IN BRIEF<br />

PIG EMISSIONS<br />

New Zealand pig farmers are<br />

committed to playing their part to<br />

reduce emissions, however current<br />

proposals for pricing greenhouse<br />

gas emissions from livestockwould<br />

be unfair on the sector, NZPork<br />

says.The He Waka Eka Noa<br />

Primary Sector Climate Action<br />

Partnership (HWEN) has recently<br />

completed consultationonpolicy<br />

options for pricinggreenhousegas<br />

emissions from livestock. Incoming<br />

NZPork chief executive BrentKleiss<br />

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differ significantly to emissions from<br />

pastoral farming because pigs are<br />

monogastric so theynaturally<br />

produce much lowermethane<br />

emissions than ruminantanimals like<br />

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“Our low emissions profile and the<br />

size and natureofour sector means<br />

reductions in ouremissionswill<br />

require different solutions –rather<br />

than a‘one sizefits all’ approach.”<br />

ASSOCIATE TRUSTEE<br />

Jess Moore,ofGore, has been<br />

named as the newDairy Women’s<br />

Network’s new associate trustee.<br />

The former SouthlandHub leader<br />

was one of <strong>14</strong> applicants and was<br />

selected based on her wide<br />

involvement with the Network and<br />

dairy industry at leadership and local<br />

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Sharprisesincommodity<br />

prices have strengthened<br />

farmers'andhorticulturalists'<br />

businesses –and now is an<br />

excellenttime to start planning<br />

for the new future.<br />

Mr Speedy, following oneof<br />

the advantageous consequences<br />

of the Covid­19 pandemic, said<br />

the importanceof, and demand<br />

for, healthyand sustainable<br />

food growninreputableand<br />

trusted countries...like New<br />

Zealand.<br />

‘‘Tocontinuetocapitalise on<br />

this,weneed to keep investing<br />

and improve theway we grow<br />

our food and fibre, and be<br />

unwaveringinthe need to listen<br />

and adapttoevolving consumer<br />

demand,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘Fortunately for New<br />

Zealand, we have someamazing<br />

role models andleaders.’’<br />

Thedemand forhealthy<br />

whole food, grownsustainably,<br />

will continuetohold commodity<br />

prices at strong levels,hesays.<br />

Theprices will easeatsome<br />

point because supply chain<br />

pressuresare contributing to<br />

high values on the demand side;<br />

high input prices are<br />

constraining the supplyside.<br />

Butdemand for quality<br />

protein willnot abate,<br />

especially with the rising<br />

middle class worldwide.<br />

Aglobalsupplyresponse will<br />

continue to be constrained by<br />

climate change limitations and<br />

growingdissatisfaction with<br />

'factory farming', over­tilling<br />

soil to increaseinputs, and<br />

concern overanimal welfare.<br />

MrSpeedy saiddemandfor<br />

healthy and sustainable food is<br />

best seen in China's demand for<br />

kiwifruit, given its Vitamin C<br />

properties. In the past two<br />

years, horticulturalexport<br />

volumes have grown morethan<br />

40 percent.<br />

That's resultedinincreased<br />

demand for horticultural<br />

borrowing,with lendingrising<br />

30 percentinthe past two<br />

years, while dairylending has<br />

decreased by 8per cent.<br />

Food prices in NewZealand<br />

increased 6.8 per centyear­onyear<br />

in February froma5.9 per<br />

cent rise in the previous month<br />

­the highest reading since July<br />

2011.<br />

Costs rosethe most forfruit<br />

and vegetables (17per cent),<br />

meat, poultry, and fish(7.1 per<br />

cent), and restaurant and readyto­eatfoods(5.2<br />

per cent). On a<br />

seasonallyadjusted monthly<br />

basis, foodcostsedged 0.1 per<br />

cent higher froma1.1 per cent<br />

gain in January,largely due to<br />

restaurant andready­to­eat<br />

meals.<br />

Rural businesses can prepare<br />

for the year ahead by speaking<br />

with rural professionalsto<br />

understand the medium ­and<br />

long­term implications of<br />

inflation and constrained<br />

labour–and makeaninformed<br />

plan for the future.<br />

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AUTUMN<br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

The appeal of renovation on your home<br />

Renovating can be costly and<br />

inconvenient, but can also increase the<br />

value and enjoyment of your home.<br />

There are two main reasons people<br />

renovate: to add to the comfort, use and<br />

value of the home and to tidy it up to sell.<br />

Renovating can be acostly and<br />

inconvenient business.<br />

Before you launch into renovations,<br />

take time to consider whether the<br />

expense and disruption is justified.<br />

If you intend staying in the home you<br />

may want to add extra space to<br />

accommodate an expanding family, or<br />

simply to add asense of spaciousness.<br />

You may also want to add rooms for<br />

special purposes, such as an office or<br />

games room, change the configuration of<br />

the house for better flow, or update and<br />

remodel to give the house afresher,<br />

more modern look.<br />

Other home owners may also be<br />

looking to restore their house to its<br />

original style, or look to add value to<br />

increase their investment.<br />

If you are renovating to sell, it is likely<br />

that you’ll want to give the house an<br />

inexpensive makeover to freshen it up<br />

and make it more attractive to buyers.<br />

For example, repainting, repapering, or<br />

changing dated or damaged fixtures,<br />

such as acracked basin in the bathroom.<br />

You need to consider the tastes of<br />

potential buyers, which really means<br />

keeping everything fairly neutral to<br />

appeal to awider range of people.<br />

Not everyone warms to bright feature<br />

walls or pink bathtubs.<br />

Renovations that will increase the<br />

appeal of your home may include<br />

painting the kitchen and bathroom, or<br />

putting in some decking to give an<br />

indoor/outdoor flow and an increased<br />

sense of space or some landscaping.<br />

Don’t spend money that you won’t get<br />

back in the sale price.<br />

Ask areal estate agent for ideas to<br />

increase the house’s appeal, and how<br />

much you should spend without<br />

overcapitalising.<br />

Take care to renovate to the existing<br />

style of the house and neighbourhood.<br />

People search in particular<br />

neighbourhoods because they like the<br />

age and style of houses found there.<br />

Giving your older villa style house a<br />

very modern aspect, which is<br />

inconsistent with the other houses in the<br />

street, will lessen the range of potential<br />

purchasers.<br />

fyou don’t intend selling, the money<br />

you spend on renovating will be an<br />

investment in the comfort and<br />

enjoyment of the house.<br />

Whether you increase the value of the<br />

home may not be an important factor in<br />

how much you decide to spend.<br />

If your house needs agreat deal of<br />

work to get it how you would like, decide<br />

whether you want to go to all the trouble<br />

and expense, or whether it would be<br />

better to sell and buy something more<br />

suited to your needs.<br />

Many New Zealanders take on<br />

renovation, redecoration and alteration<br />

projects in their homes, usually in the<br />

belief that it will save them money. How<br />

much you can do yourself realistically<br />

depends on your skills, time and energy.<br />

There may also be legal restrictions<br />

on doing work yourself if you don’t have<br />

the right qualifications. You need to<br />

consider the Building Code<br />

requirements and getting building<br />

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wallpapering, and some straightforward<br />

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33<br />

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AUTUMN<br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

Post­renovation insurance checks urged<br />

New Zealand’s Covid­19 era<br />

renovation boom could be<br />

leaving more Kiwis prone to<br />

home underinsurance risk,<br />

according to anationwide<br />

survey by AMI and Ipsos.<br />

The recent survey revealed<br />

one in three homeowners have<br />

made major or structural<br />

renovations to their home in<br />

the past 18 months, however,<br />

more than half (54%) did not<br />

update their home insurance<br />

policy as part of renovations<br />

being completed.<br />

AMI is therefore urging<br />

everyone embarking on ahome<br />

makeover to think carefully<br />

about how their renovations<br />

will change their home and<br />

contents insurance needs.<br />

This includes checking you<br />

have the right cover in place to<br />

protect the extra value added to<br />

your home if disaster strikes<br />

and you need to rebuild and<br />

refurnish from scratch.<br />

AMI’s executive general<br />

manager, claims, Wayne<br />

Tippet, said all homeowners –<br />

regardless of whether they have<br />

carried out renovations –<br />

should be in the habit of<br />

regularly reviewing their<br />

insurance policies to ensure<br />

their most prized asset is<br />

properly protected.<br />

“Lockdowns and<br />

international travel<br />

restrictions have given more<br />

Kiwis the time and budget to<br />

spruce up their homes –often<br />

making them bigger, more<br />

comfortable and more<br />

functional for day­to­day<br />

living,” Mr Tippet said.<br />

“If you’re extending your<br />

home, rebuilding your kitchen,<br />

or adding an outdoor feature<br />

like adeck or swimming pool,<br />

it’s important to contact your<br />

insurer to check you have<br />

adequate cover for the<br />

investments you’re making. In<br />

fact, checking your insurance<br />

cover is something we<br />

encourage all our customers to<br />

do regularly, to ensure there<br />

are no surprises at claims<br />

time.”<br />

According to AMI’s survey,<br />

nearly aquarter (23%) of home<br />

renovations cost more than<br />

$51,000, while 15% cost between<br />

$31,000 –$50,000, 31% cost<br />

between $11,000 ­$30,000 and<br />

31% cost less than $10,000.<br />

Bathrooms and kitchens (45%<br />

each) were the most popular<br />

rooms to renovate, followed by<br />

outdoor areas (40%), bedrooms<br />

(26%) and lounge rooms (22%).<br />

The survey also revealed<br />

more than half (54%) of<br />

renovators did not consider<br />

taking out Contract Works<br />

Insurance (CWI), and afurther<br />

<strong>14</strong>% admitted to not knowing<br />

what CWI is.<br />

Mr Tippet said the purpose of<br />

CWI is to protect your home<br />

from unforeseen damage while<br />

renovations are taking place.<br />

“Homes undergoing major<br />

renovations enter aphase of<br />

being less structurally sound,<br />

which is why most home<br />

insurance policies have<br />

exclusions in place when<br />

homes are being worked on.<br />

“For example, if you’re<br />

extending your home and your<br />

builders have covered part of<br />

the roof with tarpaulins –your<br />

home will be at greater risk of<br />

damage if amajor rain event or<br />

storm passes through your area.<br />

“Contract Works Insurance is<br />

there to cover damage caused<br />

while your home is structurally<br />

more exposed to risks,” he said.<br />

“Most people will agree that<br />

all the fuss and disruption is<br />

worth it when the end result<br />

adds value to your home and<br />

provides more enjoyable living<br />

spaces for everyone.’’<br />

AMI’s top tips:<br />

Before getting started, plan and<br />

cost out the renovations you<br />

want to make. Have arealistic<br />

budget and allow for extra<br />

unexpected costs.<br />

Depending on the size and scope<br />

of your project obtain<br />

professional advice and always<br />

use qualified, licensed<br />

tradespeople.<br />

Ask for help with the consent<br />

process if you need it.<br />

Consider taking out Contract<br />

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renovations start. This provides<br />

cover for unforeseen damage to<br />

your home while the<br />

renovations are under way.<br />

Before commencing the<br />

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Building your own slice of paradise<br />

Renovating or building new depends on<br />

your circumstances and those<br />

circumstances will be very different<br />

from your neighbour’s.<br />

Building occasionally gets bad press<br />

with the hassles of afew tagged to<br />

building generally.<br />

But if you have agood builder ­and<br />

there are plenty in Mid and South<br />

Canterbury ­and you plan well, it should<br />

be plain sailing.<br />

If you are going to build, you have to<br />

have somewhere to build.<br />

It might be that you are interested in a<br />

land and home package, in which case<br />

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Builders or building firms sometimes<br />

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One of the benefits of that is that not<br />

only do you get anew home, but you<br />

know your neighbours will have anew<br />

home.<br />

Many companies, these days, offer<br />

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the prices are competitive.<br />

If these interest you, the companies<br />

almost always have ashow home or<br />

homes.<br />

So take the time to explore.<br />

Get alist of addresses, and spend a<br />

day, or two, exploring the options.<br />

The more homes you see, the clearer<br />

the idea you will get of what is available<br />

for what price.<br />

Some designs will fascinate you,<br />

others will not.<br />

In any event and even if you see<br />

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Such companies have many design<br />

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It might be that you want to design<br />

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AUTUMN<br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

The joy of buying your first home<br />

You’ve saved enough money for your<br />

first house deposit. It’s taken some<br />

careful planning and some serious<br />

budgeting but you set agoal ­achieved it<br />

­and have been to the bank/mortgage<br />

broker and got yourself the financial<br />

backing to buy ahome.<br />

Your first home may not be your<br />

dream home. But it could be an<br />

affordable first step on the ‘property<br />

ladder’.<br />

There’s no point owning your own<br />

home if you can’t keep up with the<br />

mortgage repayments. Sometimes ‘the<br />

worst house in the best street’ is the way<br />

to go, especially if you are good at DIY.<br />

Real estate websites are agood place<br />

to find out how much properties are<br />

worth in different areas. If you want to<br />

buy an apartment or townhouse, check<br />

your bank will lend on these types of<br />

properties not all will.<br />

If you’re buying aproperty as an<br />

investment, as well as aplace to live, it’s<br />

important to think about resale or rental<br />

potential.<br />

Consider things like public transport<br />

routes, shops and schools and whether a<br />

suburb has astrong rental market.<br />

Your first mortgage, or home loan, will<br />

probably be the biggest financial<br />

commitment you’ll ever make.<br />

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time, your repayments could add up to a<br />

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each with its own interest rate, fees and<br />

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<strong>2022</strong><br />

Spare athought for the builders…<br />

While house affordability and the cost of<br />

living continue to dominate the national<br />

conversation, construction costs for new<br />

homes are set to continue to rise for the<br />

foreseeable future.<br />

It may be very difficult for abuilder to<br />

give afixed quote for arenovation or<br />

new build.<br />

Following a34% increase in the price<br />

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months, suppliers are estimating a<br />

further 11% increase over the next six<br />

months, according to the latest research<br />

from EBOSS.<br />

Structural products (steel and<br />

structural timber) and interior products<br />

had the largest increases in the price of<br />

materials, both at 35% over the last 12<br />

months.<br />

EBOSS managing director Matthew<br />

Duder encouraged homeowners to<br />

consider their build budgets very<br />

carefully.<br />

“Traditional contingencies of 5­15%<br />

seem thin when we consider the<br />

cumulative impact of all the increases<br />

we are seeing across the board<br />

combined with the potential for delivery<br />

delays.”<br />

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while pressures impacting the market<br />

appear to be stabilising, the building<br />

supply chain hasn’t so much recovered<br />

as settled into anew normal with freight<br />

issues remaining and material cost<br />

increases set to continue.<br />

Ninety percent of suppliers rely on<br />

either imported finished products or<br />

imported components unable to be<br />

sourced locally.<br />

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product categories for residential and<br />

commercial construction on freight<br />

challenges, price impacts, lead times<br />

and Omicron­preparedness.<br />

The survey was conducted in<br />

February by EBOSS, which works with<br />

leading building product suppliers to<br />

assist in material selection by architects<br />

and builders. The aim of the survey,<br />

which is part of aquarterly research<br />

series, was to provide an update on the<br />

current and future state of the building<br />

product supply chain and help<br />

developers, architects and builders to<br />

better plan ahead.<br />

Key Findings: Logistics and lead<br />

times: 78% of suppliers are still having<br />

issues supplying the market.<br />

80% of suppliers state that they are<br />

experiencing freight issues.<br />

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12 months the price of building products<br />

sold in NZ have increased 34% on<br />

average.<br />

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suppliers has increased 37% over the<br />

past 12 months (buy­in cost), showing a<br />

3% hit on margin to suppliers in general.<br />

Suppliers predict that on average<br />

building products in NZ will increase<br />

11% in the next six months.<br />

Cost of materials are also predicted to<br />

increase 11% over the same period.<br />

93% of suppliers state that an increase<br />

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51% say that increases in the cost of<br />

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<strong>2022</strong><br />

Be aware, asbestos may be there<br />

Asbestos was used in construction<br />

materials from the 1920stothe mid­1980s<br />

and it’s an area of concern for people<br />

doing home renovations.<br />

Anyonedoing home renovations may<br />

come into contact with it through such<br />

activities as removing or replacing some<br />

types of roof tiles, wallcladdings, vinyl<br />

floor covering, sprayed fire protection,<br />

decorativeceilings and roofing<br />

membranes.<br />

Working with asbestos or asbestoscontaining<br />

material can be adanger to<br />

healthand special gear should be used,<br />

and specialcare taken.<br />

The Ministry of Health advisesusing<br />

Work SafeNew Zealand (WSNZ)<br />

certified asbestos removers to perform<br />

restrictedwork with asbestos. Thisis<br />

because asbestosfibres are arisk to<br />

healthwhen inhaled.<br />

Safe removal methods are wellknown<br />

to experienced specialist firms.<br />

Asbestos­containingmaterialmay be<br />

found in:<br />

­texturedceilingsand linings<br />

­asbestos cement sheeting or cladding<br />

­asbestos­backed floor covering.<br />

Before you beginany workinvolving<br />

asbestos material, use the following<br />

checklist.<br />

Clear the area and surroundingsof<br />

peopleand pets. Childrenand animals<br />

must be unable to enter the area.<br />

Clear the areaofany removable<br />

objects, including furniture.<br />

Line all other surfaces(i.e., floors,<br />

walls, fixtures) with polyethylenefilm<br />

fastened with strong adhesive tape.<br />

Place clear warning signs to keep<br />

people away.<br />

Fasten all windowsand doors if<br />

workinginside, and seal around them<br />

with tape.<br />

Turn off electricity.<br />

Coverelectrical circuits and closeair<br />

conditioning or ventilationsystems.<br />

Wear disposable overalls (with hood),<br />

gloves and shoe coverings to keepdust<br />

off your clothesand skin.<br />

Protectiveclothing and respiratory<br />

mask shouldbeworn at all times until all<br />

work has been completed and the areais<br />

fullycleaned up.<br />

Use aP1­P2type dust respirator at all<br />

times. Get expertadvice on the correct<br />

type of respirator from afirm that sells<br />

safety equipment.<br />

Wettingthe area,using alowpressure<br />

sprayer, lowers dust levels ­but never<br />

use ahigh pressurejet.<br />

As part of good workpractice do not<br />

eat, drink or smokewhileworking with<br />

asbestos.<br />

Use heavy­duty polyethylene bags<br />

specially designed for asbestos waste.<br />

You can buy these fromany asbestos<br />

removalcompany. Do not use ordinary<br />

rubbishbags. The bags should be marked<br />

‘‘contains asbestos waste’’. Do not allow<br />

waste to build up in the work areas. Bags<br />

should be only half filled because of the<br />

risk of tearing.<br />

Use avacuum cleanerfittedwith a<br />

HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air)<br />

filter.<br />

Asbestos dust is adanger to health. To<br />

reduce dust levelsuse hand tools ­NOT<br />

power tools or abrasive cutting discs.<br />

Do not sandthe surface of asbestoscement<br />

products whendry as thiswill<br />

releasealot of dust.<br />

Wettingthe material reduces the<br />

releaseofdust when sanding and cutting.<br />

Do not use high­pressurewater jets.<br />

Bag the asbestoswasteasyou work and<br />

clean the area. Sources healthed.govt.nz<br />

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Manu Otene 022 308 6885<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 308 6885<br />

51 MAYFIELD KLONDYKE ROAD<br />

PICTURESQUE VIEWS LIFESTYLE SECTION<br />

•1.31ha &1.26ha Bareland •Residential D•1<br />

min to Mayfield shops •26min to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Set back from the road with shared<br />

driveway, the spectacular property covers 2<br />

sections of flat land &positioned for the sun<br />

&Mountains. Opportunity to subdivide down<br />

to 4000m2 (subject to survey). PBN<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

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Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

29 WAYMOUTH STREET 3 1 3<br />

FABULOUS FAIRTON FAMILY HOME<br />

Space galore with 3dble bdrm home in a<br />

friendly community, Fairton. • Modern o/p<br />

kitchen &dining •Double glazed •Choice of<br />

diesel fire or h/pump for heating •Spa pool<br />

•Internal access carport •2single adjoining<br />

garages with workbench •Plenty of off street<br />

parking for all the toys! BEO $449,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/6EHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 308 6885<br />

35 WAYMOUTH STREET 1 1 -<br />

COLLAPSED SALE -GET IN QUICK!<br />

Set on a930m2 section with huge potential<br />

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Peaceful &private yet incredibly convenient.<br />

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km from <strong>Ashburton</strong>. If you are looking for an<br />

opportunity add value this cute 1bedroom<br />

home is amust see. BEO $269,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/6CHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 308 6885<br />

DO YOU WANT TO<br />

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Robertson Real Estate Limited MERINZ Licensed Agents REAA 2008<br />

LJ Hooker <strong>Ashburton</strong>: When you know, you know | Phone 0800 554 274 | Visit it www.ashburton.ljhooker.co.nz<br />

Robertson Real Estate Limited MREINZ - Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008 *Sources: <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council, Property Guru, Vendor Report, Property Management Company


1/63 Short Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2 1 1<br />

1/19 Tancred Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2 1 1<br />

With Street frontage, positioned to capture all daysun this<br />

home is perfect forthose downsizing, retirees ,investor or<br />

first home buyers.<br />

Versatile living area with, modern kitchen with heaps of<br />

storage. Spacious living which leads to the Conservatory that<br />

overlooks the small garden.<br />

Fresh updated bathroom with all the essentials and two<br />

double bedrooms.<br />

Asingle garage completes the package.<br />

Viewing is essential.<br />

SetDate of Sale<br />

closing 27 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong>, at<br />

4:00pm (unless sold prior)<br />

View<br />

Thursday4:30 -5:30pm<br />

ChrissyMilne<br />

027 290 6606<br />

You’ll feel safe and secure with caring people close at hand if<br />

you make the choice to become part of the St Stephen Close<br />

Retirement Village. The Right toOccupyisonly for the 65<br />

years plus &is designed tomake life easier inyour lateryears<br />

so you can enjoyretirement. Designed for future proofing extra<br />

wide doorways incase aneed forwheelchairs walkers mobility<br />

scooters into Entrance, Living, Bedroom &Bathroom.The wet<br />

floor bathrooms isagem, so easy to use &clean. Ithas access<br />

from the master bedroom and the hallway to the second<br />

bedroom. Twodouble bedrooms both with ample storage.<br />

ForSale<br />

Price onapplication<br />

View<br />

by appointment<br />

ChrissyMilne<br />

027 290 6606<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30252<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30243<br />

Real Estate Mid CanterburyProperty Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

36 Hakatere Drive, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2 1 0<br />

5GlasseyDrive, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

4 2 2<br />

*New kitchen, new bathroom/laundry<br />

*2bedrooms<br />

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*Secure back yard for children and pets<br />

Spacious open plan living area and easy care, well fenced<br />

backyard with freehold title.<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30240<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury PropertyLimited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

SetDate of Sale<br />

closing 21 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong>, at<br />

4:00pm (unless sold prior)<br />

View<br />

by appointment<br />

BruceMcPherson<br />

027 438 4250<br />

Denise McPherson<br />

027 242 7677<br />

*Solid 1980 Split Level Brick home<br />

*Prime Desirable Allenton Location<br />

*4Bedrooms, 2Bathrooms<br />

*Modern Kitchen and Conservatory<br />

*Huge storage throughout<br />

*XLarge Carpeted Double internal Access Garage with Auto<br />

Doors<br />

*Fullyfenced 615sqm section<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30226<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury PropertyLimited Licensed (REAA2008)<br />

ForSale<br />

Offers over$620,000<br />

View<br />

by appointment<br />

Armand vander Eik<br />

021 597 527<br />

12 Mc Nicol Crescent, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3 1 2<br />

360 Havelock Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3 2 2<br />

*3double bedrooms and Twoliving areas<br />

*Double glazed and summer hill stone exterior<br />

*Built to capture all daysun<br />

*Covered and sheltered new patio area<br />

*Space to park acaravan<br />

*Concrete block double garage with powered door<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30247<br />

Real Estate Mid CanterburyProperty Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

SetDate of Sale<br />

closing 28 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong>, at<br />

4:00pm (unless sold prior)<br />

View<br />

by appointment<br />

BruceMcPherson<br />

027 438 4250<br />

Denise McPherson<br />

027 236 8627<br />

What more could you need? This property has been lovingly<br />

renovated to suit todays modern lifestyle.<br />

*3Bedrooms Plus Office &TwoBathrooms<br />

*New Carpet &Paint<br />

*Double Garage and new sealed driveway<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30248<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

SetDate of Sale<br />

closing 26 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong>, at<br />

3:00pm (unless sold prior)<br />

View<br />

Thursday5:30 -6:00pm<br />

Armand vander Eik<br />

021 597 527<br />

Kim Miller<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 236 8627<br />

Denise Russell<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 432 9717<br />

ChrissyMilne<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 290 6606<br />

Cheryl Fowler<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 461 26<strong>14</strong><br />

Margaret Feiss<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

021 751 009<br />

ShirleyFitzgerald<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 220 1528<br />

Denise McPherson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 242 7677<br />

Armandvan der Eik<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

021 597 527<br />

Lynne Bridge<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 410 6216<br />

Mike Grant ncre<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

021 272 0202<br />

Mark Totty<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

021 664 113<br />

BruceMcPherson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 438 4250<br />

Carey VonLubke<br />

Property Manager<br />

027 697 6948<br />

Janene McDowell<br />

Property Manager<br />

027 287 3388<br />

96 TancredStreet, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 03 307 8317 Main Road,Tinwald 03 307 8317<br />

rwashburton.co.nz<br />

36 McMillanStreet, Methven 03 303 3032


AWARDEDTO<br />

AWARDED TO<br />

Armand Vandereik<br />

Ray White <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Your customer service has been rated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

Evelyne J & Barry L Taylor<br />

Residential-Vendor<br />

33ManchesterStreetTinwald<br />

AWARDEDTO<br />

ArmandVandereik<br />

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

Yourcustomerservicehasbeenrated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

AlisdairGormly<br />

Residential-Vendor<br />

63LaneStreetAllenton<br />

January <strong>2022</strong><br />

ArmandVandereik<br />

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

Yourcustomerservicehasbeenrated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

AmandaGray<br />

Residential-Vendor<br />

60McMurdoStreet<br />

StreetTinwald<br />

January<strong>2022</strong><br />

customer service has been rated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

Fiona McKinney<br />

Residential-Vendor<br />

31Willow Street Hampstead<br />

January <strong>2022</strong><br />

January<strong>2022</strong><br />

M<br />

AWARDEDTO<br />

r<br />

Brian White AO<br />

Chairman<br />

AWARDED TO<br />

Armand Vandereik<br />

Ray White <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Your customer servicehasbeenrated<br />

10/ /10<br />

by<br />

ArmandVandereik<br />

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

Yourcustomerservicehasbeenrated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

JasonO''Connor<br />

Residential-Purchaser<br />

26CharlesStreetAllenton<br />

AWARDED TO<br />

Armand Vandereik<br />

Ray White <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Your customer service has been rated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

PhilipSutherland<br />

Residential-Vendor<br />

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

December2021<br />

December 2021<br />

DanWhi<br />

White<br />

Brian White AO<br />

Managing Director<br />

Daniel<br />

Residential-Vendor<br />

24MelcombeStreetTinwald<br />

December2021<br />

Chairman<br />

White<br />

g Director<br />

Brian White AO<br />

Chairman<br />

AWARDED TO<br />

Armand Vandereik<br />

Ray White <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

AWARDED TO<br />

Armand Vandereik<br />

Ray White <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

AWARDED TO<br />

Armand Vandereik<br />

Ray White <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Your customer service has been rated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

Evelyne J & Barry L Taylor<br />

Residential-Vendor<br />

33ManchesterStreetTinwald<br />

January<strong>2022</strong><br />

Your customer service has been rated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

AlisdairGormly<br />

Residential-Vendor<br />

63LaneStreetAllenton<br />

January <strong>2022</strong><br />

Your customer service has been rated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

Amanda Gray<br />

Residential-Vendor<br />

60McMurdoStreetTinwald<br />

January<strong>2022</strong><br />

Dan White<br />

Manaa<br />

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Ray White <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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Ray White<br />

Your customer service hasbeenrated<br />

10/10<br />

by<br />

Daniel<br />

Residential - Vendor<br />

Yourcus stomer service<br />

10/1<br />

by<br />

Jason O''Connor<br />

Residential - Purcha<br />

26 Charles Street Allen<br />

Armand vander Eik 021 597 527 armand.vandereik@raywhite.com<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


CLASSIFIEDS<br />

44 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>14</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

PERSONAL<br />

INTRODUCING KATE<br />

Alone and Seeking Love.<br />

Acountry lady who is loving<br />

and down-to-earth.<br />

She has grown up on the<br />

land and enjoys the<br />

farming lifestyle.<br />

Kate has blonde hair and<br />

green eyes. She enjoys<br />

cooking, camping, fishing<br />

and spending her time<br />

with aspecial man.<br />

Call now for more details.<br />

Seniors welcome.<br />

0800-446-332.<br />

MEMORIAL SERVICES<br />

MEMORIAL FOR JIM SMALL<br />

Please join us for aMemorial to<br />

celebrate Jim (Frederick<br />

James) Small. Friday 29 <strong>April</strong><br />

from 11am-2pm Celtic Rugby<br />

Clubrooms, 46 Keenan's Road,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>. All welcome.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

ALTERATIONS; Sewing<br />

mending and trouser hemming,<br />

curtain alterations<br />

and curtain making. Call<br />

Michelle on 027 352 7248.<br />

BUILD work to do? Contact<br />

Kiwi Building and Maintenance<br />

Ltd. Alterations,<br />

Renovations, New builds<br />

and repairs. Qualified<br />

Tradesmen. Phone Cawte<br />

027 418 7955.<br />

BUILDER : Specialising in<br />

home renovations and<br />

repair work. We also do<br />

decks, fences and retaining,<br />

plastering and painting,<br />

gardening, landscaping<br />

and tree removal. Call<br />

Lindsay 027 230 0205<br />

CARPET Cleaning. Powerful<br />

equipment and fast drying.<br />

Upholstery, mats and rugs.<br />

Experienced owner/operator.<br />

Phone John Cameron<br />

at Supersucker. 027 435<br />

1042.<br />

CARPET 2YOU -for all your<br />

flooring needs. Supplier<br />

and installer of carpet and<br />

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

carpet cleaning. Phone<br />

Mike Gill 027 491 4210.<br />

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,<br />

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

surrounding districts, $70<br />

per chimney. Phone<br />

Rodney on 03 324 2999<br />

and leave amessage.<br />

CHIMNEY Sweep - for a<br />

professional service call<br />

Dan McKerrow, Chimney<br />

Sweep and Repairs on 021<br />

118 7580.<br />

CHIMNEY Sweeping.<br />

Includes full firebox inspection<br />

and internal flue<br />

camera inspection. An<br />

inspection report can be<br />

issued on completion. Call<br />

Allan on 027 209 5026.<br />

COMPUTER Help - need<br />

personalised help with<br />

computer programs,<br />

backups? Trouble with your<br />

PC/Mac, iPhone/iPad,<br />

Internet, printer or internet/<br />

electronic stuff. Call Frank<br />

021 120 9292<br />

COMPUTER Problems? For<br />

prompt reliable computer<br />

servicing and laser engraving,<br />

contact Kelvin, KJB<br />

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot<br />

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

308 8989. SuperGold discount<br />

card accepted.<br />

COMPUTER repairs, sales,<br />

training, setup wirelessnetworks,<br />

spyware<br />

cleanup. On-site day or<br />

evening. Low fees. Call<br />

Robin Johnstone, Networks<br />

Firewalls and PC’s Ltd, 308<br />

<strong>14</strong>40 or 027 768 4058.<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

GARDENING, mowing,<br />

pruning, fertilising, projects<br />

or general spruce ups? Call<br />

Andrew at Spruce Gardens<br />

to get the job done right.<br />

027 765 2899 or 03 307<br />

1693.<br />

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz<br />

LAWN Mowing. No job too<br />

small. Call Les Smith, From<br />

The Ground Up, for acompetitive<br />

quote. Ph 027 840<br />

0201 or 03 308 1500.<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Building Supplies<br />

Salesperson–Fulltime<br />

Mitre 10MEGA <strong>Ashburton</strong> has avacancy for<br />

someone to join their building supplies team.<br />

This is aFull Time Position (41.5 Hours) with a<br />

Tuesday–Saturdayroster.<br />

Duties will include:<br />

•Trade Customer service<br />

•PickingOrders<br />

•Point-of-sales operation<br />

•Merchandising<br />

Ideally the person will have the following<br />

attributes:<br />

•Administration skills<br />

•Building industryexperienceoraninterestin<br />

DIY<br />

•Excellentcommunication and people skills<br />

•Reliability<br />

•Ability toget aForklift licence (if you don’t<br />

already have one)<br />

•Beable to work in ateam environment<br />

•Excellentcustomer serviceskills<br />

This is a great opportunity for the right<br />

person to be part ofagreat team and make a<br />

contribution to agrowing business. Inreturn<br />

we offer job securityand excellentstaff buying<br />

privileges.<br />

Please email your C.V. and covering letter to:<br />

HR.<strong>Ashburton</strong>@mitre10.co.nz<br />

Applications close on Tuesday 26th <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

CONCRETE Services -<br />

Driveways, paths, patios,<br />

mowing edging. Decorative<br />

Concrete Specialist operating<br />

locally with 30 years<br />

experience. No job too big<br />

or small. Contactless service<br />

offered. Phone Paul<br />

021 152 1966.<br />

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,<br />

farm equipment<br />

service and maintenance,<br />

WOF repairs, machining<br />

and welding. Odd jobs a<br />

speciality. Mobile workshop.<br />

Can Collect. Phone<br />

Malcolm 0274 754 241.<br />

FIRE Extinquisher sales and<br />

servicing. On farm/<br />

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

boats/caravans etc. Phone<br />

Mack at Doors and More on<br />

027 396 0361.<br />

FLY control and spider<br />

proofing. For all your<br />

domestic and industrial<br />

pest control needs phone<br />

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

Control on 03 308 8<strong>14</strong>7 or<br />

027 432 5447<br />

FURNITURE Removals. For<br />

all your household removal<br />

needs - urban, rural, lifestyle,<br />

office relocations -<br />

call Nudges Furniture<br />

Removals, phone 027 224<br />

0609.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

2474776<br />

INTERIOR<br />

PLASTERING<br />

New orexisting,<br />

level 4finish, full skim<br />

plaster or repairs<br />

The Finishing Company<br />

03 307 8870 2450087<br />

LOCKSMITH/DOOR repairs.<br />

Keys/locks, sliding and<br />

bifold door roller repairs.<br />

Mobile service. Call Nigel at<br />

Doors and More on 027 516<br />

7104.<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional,<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

SUN Control Window Tinting:<br />

Privacy, UV, glare, heat<br />

control for homes, offices<br />

and cars. Phone Craig<br />

Rogers 307 6347, www.<br />

windowtinter.co.nz, member<br />

of Master Tinters NZ.<br />

TILING - For all your tiling<br />

requirements including kitchen<br />

splash backs, flooring<br />

etc. (Full water proofing)<br />

Call Kevin on 027 496<br />

83<strong>14</strong>.<br />

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

block, glare, heat control,<br />

safety, security, privacy,<br />

frosting films, solar protective<br />

window films. Free<br />

quotes, 20 years local service.<br />

Phone 0800 368 468<br />

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.<br />

tintawindow.co.nz<br />

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com<br />

2468875<br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

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OFFCUTS<br />

$<strong>14</strong>0 per cord<br />

GREEN<br />

SLABWOOD<br />

$120 per cord<br />

SCREENED<br />

SLABWOOD<br />

$150 per cord<br />

3CORD GREEN<br />

SLABWOOD<br />

$350 per cord<br />

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

Adams Sawmill<br />

Malcolm McDowell Rd<br />

Phone<br />

308-3595<br />

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

QualityEuropean<br />

Vehicle Servicing<br />

•Advanced<br />

Diagnostics<br />

•Experienced<br />

Technicians<br />

2459956<br />

OLD Man Pine. Very dry, well<br />

split. $400. 4m 3 trailer,<br />

delivered <strong>Ashburton</strong> to<br />

Hinds. Ph 027 444 4521.<br />

POULTRY<br />

MUSCOVY Adult Ducks-<br />

Pied and White, Peking<br />

Bantum chickens and Buff<br />

turkeys. Hinds area and<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> enquiries.<br />

Please phone Heather 027<br />

244 1102.<br />

JOB OPPORTUNITY<br />

We are seeking amechanically minded person to join our team.<br />

This position would suit someone who is:<br />

Motivated &Hardworking.<br />

Has the ability to think logically &problem solve.<br />

Physically Fit.<br />

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In return awork vehicle and work phone can be available for the<br />

successful candidate.<br />

SITUATIONS WANTED<br />

EXPERIENCED Housekeeper,<br />

Carer, full or parttime.<br />

Mature lady available<br />

for personal cares, cooking,<br />

cleaning. Highly recommended.<br />

Please contact<br />

Christine on 027 218 0668.<br />

WORK Wanted: Domestic<br />

house cleaner, available<br />

weekdays, reliable and<br />

honest. Also available for<br />

Pet walking/sitting, motel<br />

cleaning. Anything considered.<br />

Please phone<br />

Karriane 021 0242 2165.<br />

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

•Collection/Delivery<br />

‘Free of Charge’<br />

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

Bruce McIlroy Limited<br />

309MethvenHighway, <strong>Ashburton</strong>7776<br />

Tel: 03 3087282•E:bruce.mcilroy@xtra.co.nz<br />

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QUOTE<br />

Email your cover letter and C.V to:<br />

martyn@dairyplatforms.nz<br />

www.dairyplatformscanterbury.com<br />

2457013<br />

Customer Service<br />

MaintenancePerson<br />

Areyou looking forchange?<br />

2472608<br />

We have afull time permanent position available<br />

within our small selectteam.<br />

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

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

20 Years.<br />

The susccessful applicant would need to be<br />

preferablybut not necessarily<br />

• Mechanically minded<br />

• Reliable<br />

• Service driven<br />

• Ateam player<br />

If youhaveagoodsense of humour,enjoya<br />

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

thenplease send your cv to<br />

admin@ashburtonuhire.co.nz<br />

2475133


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

PROCESSGENERAL MANAGER<br />

Join our dynamic Senior Leadership Team based in<br />

Oamaru. Full-time, new position due to growth.<br />

Oversee production and plant activities.<br />

Duties include:<br />

•Day-to-day plant operations<br />

•Production scheduling &forecasting<br />

•Production engineering and systems<br />

•Staff recruitment, training and rostering<br />

•Maintaining food safety &QA<br />

•Subcontractor management<br />

•Procurement and stock management<br />

•Financial management<br />

•LEAN management<br />

Our ideal candidate will have:<br />

•Minimum 5years experience inmanufacturing<br />

•Preferably tertiary qualified<br />

•Experienced in leading and growing high<br />

performing teams<br />

•Excellent communication skills<br />

•Computer literate<br />

•The right topermanently work in New Zealand<br />

To apply today or see more information, go to<br />

www.whitestonecheese.com/pages/job-vacancies<br />

For further questions, please call Daisy on<br />

0800-892-433, or email hr@whitestonecheese.co.nz<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Interested in advancementinyour industry?<br />

Seed Processing<br />

Coordinator/Manager<br />

• Key Role with Westham Industries Ltd.,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, MidCanterbury<br />

The Seed Processing Coordinator will be<br />

responsible for efficiently managing the<br />

complete seedcleaningprocess forWest Farms<br />

Ltdand Westham Industries client’sseeds to the<br />

required standards.<br />

Skills requiredfor the role:<br />

• SeedIndustryexperienceisnecessary<br />

• Production experience and process plant<br />

setting essential<br />

• Strong attention to detail<br />

• Abilitytocreate agood team environment<br />

• Exceptional time management<br />

• Effectiveproblem solver with strong mechanical<br />

skills<br />

• Excellent Customer ServiceSkills<br />

• Health andSafetyfocused<br />

• Good computer skills<br />

• Excellent verbal and written communication<br />

skills<br />

An attractive remuneration package will be<br />

negotiatedwith the successful applicant.<br />

If youare interested in this role,thenpleaseemail<br />

an up-to-date copy of your CV and acover letter<br />

General ManagerJanine Lee<br />

janine@westgroup.nz or<br />

call Janine on 0276655429 foradditionaldetails.<br />

Full Jobdescription is available.<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>14</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE PROPERTIES FOR SALE PROPERTIES FOR SALE<br />

Location &Style<br />

118 Cameron Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Now is the perfect time to snap up this modern 3bedroom plus study home.<br />

Set in acentral location on a554 m² back section, this sunny property<br />

is an entertainer’s delight and hosts large open plan kitchen, dining and<br />

living areas that lead effortlessly to the covered deck area and landscaped<br />

gardens. Only 2years young and constructed by<br />

Des Millar this home is to be sold by Deadline Sale –5pm, 26 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

2474949<br />

Further enquiries to joshtuki1@gmail.com orphone 020 428 0795<br />

Trade me listing #3541150195<br />

Deliverers Wanted!<br />

Need some extracash??<br />

Whynot get fit earning it!<br />

Be partofadynamic team from areputable and<br />

well-respectedcompanyand deliver advertising<br />

material andnewspapers<br />

to local houses.<br />

Interested?<br />

We requirehonest,reliablepeople,<br />

aged11orover,<br />

in your area NOW!<br />

Forfurther details contact:<br />

deliveries@alliedpress.co.nz<br />

Please include your name,<br />

address and contactdetails<br />

2475270<br />

MID CANTERBURY<br />

Realty<br />

Open Homes Tuesday, 19<strong>April</strong> 6-7pm<br />

Saturday,23<strong>April</strong> 6-7pm<br />

Private viewings by appointment<br />

Look out for<br />

your copy<br />

everyweek!<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Presbyterian SupportUSI –Two VacancyPositions<br />

Youth MentorMethven–FixedTerm Part Time,20hours perweek<br />

MethvenTePuawaitanga Charitable Trust &Presbyterian Support<br />

2473850<br />

Aprimaryfocus will be to supportyoung people within the community, through<br />

brief engagement and supporting referral connections. Itwill be important<br />

for the Youth Mentor to be approachable and accessible to the young people,<br />

through proactive involvement at lunch times and throughout the school day.<br />

It will be imperative for the Youth Mentor tobevisible at school events and to<br />

complete case note reporting requirements, inrelation to youth’s concerns or<br />

risks. The role offers stimulating and rewarding work,itprovides an opportunity<br />

to contributetostrengthening families and the community.<br />

www.seek.co.nz/job/56509553 Applications close 22 <strong>April</strong> at 5pm<br />

Family Works–Social Worker,Counsellor,Psychologist<br />

Permanent–32to40hours,negotiable<br />

TheFamilyWorksrole is focused on supporting children and their family /whanāu<br />

who arefacing complexchallenges.The aim is to enable positivestrategies and<br />

practicalsupportfor childrenand parents, whowill benefit from strengths-based<br />

intervention; to improve their well-being and contribute tolong term positive<br />

outcomes.This role will require collaborative and/or partnered responses into<br />

facilitate good outcomes with our clients: while working in the community or<br />

based at our <strong>Ashburton</strong>office.<br />

www.seek.co.nz/jobs/56589430 Applications close 28 <strong>April</strong> at 5pm<br />

At Presbyterian Support we offer a safe and supportive working team<br />

environment. The role offers stimulating, challenging, rewarding work, an<br />

opportunity tocontribute tostrengthening families and the community. We<br />

wish to appointpeople who hold relevantprofessional qualifications.<br />

Please apply throughSEEK -The Job description is available on the PSUSI<br />

website https://www.familyworksuppersouth.org.nz/administration-2021-<br />

ashburton orconfidential enquiries welcomed by emailing Suz Hutchinson at<br />

susanh@psusi.org.nz (PleasenotePSUSI willbereviewing applications as they<br />

come in and mayplace prior to the closing date). Thank you.<br />

2474739


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46 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>April</strong> <strong>14</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

HEALTH Coach - Trained<br />

dietitian, BSc Human<br />

Nutrition. 20 years experience.<br />

Restore your health,<br />

reduce medications, raise<br />

energy, heal your digestion,<br />

release excess fat. Phone<br />

Katie Charlton, 020 4013<br />

7988 or email<br />

katie@pecknutrition.com<br />

MENTAL Health Wellness. "I<br />

promise to listen, care and<br />

believe in you" Phone Pete<br />

on 027 280 0889. Dip<br />

Social Work, Dip Life<br />

Coaching. 30 years Tradie<br />

business experience. Member:<br />

A.N.Z. Coaching<br />

Alliance. www.peteyoung.<br />

co.nz<br />

FOR LEASE<br />

RENT ME!<br />

Ideal as an extra<br />

bedroomoroffice.<br />

Fully insulatedand<br />

double glazed forwarmth.<br />

Threeconvenientsizes:<br />

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

Large 4.2m x2.4m<br />

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

Visit our displaycabin<br />

418WestStreet or callfor a<br />

freebrochure.<br />

www.justcabins.co.nz<br />

2472174<br />

0800 58 78 22<br />

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

Self storage, variety<br />

of sizes. Phone Rainbow<br />

Storage 03 307 0401 or<br />

phone/text 021 554 570<br />

STORAGE: Secure self storage<br />

units available, long or<br />

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

Facilities. Contact us<br />

on 0274 362 636 or www.<br />

ashburtonstoragefacilities.<br />

co.nz<br />

SELL<br />

LPG REFILLS<br />

9kg cylinders<br />

$28.50<br />

Anysizecylinder filled<br />

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

Phone 307 2707<br />

LPG<br />

REFILLS<br />

Small LPG cylinders<br />

Off Street Parking<br />

Available<br />

Arthur Cates Ltd<br />

26 McNally Street<br />

Ph 308 5397<br />

Riverside Industrial Estate<br />

WANTED TO BUY<br />

HOME SERVICES<br />

2470268<br />

2468593<br />

ASHBURTON Scrap Metal<br />

Recyclers buy heavy metal<br />

etc. Free light-grade metal<br />

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

weekdays &9.30-11.30am<br />

Saturdays. 117 Alford Forest<br />

Rd, (behind<br />

PlaceMakers). Phone 03<br />

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.<br />

ROOF COATINGS: All roof<br />

types, specializing in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep<br />

roofs not a problem. —<br />

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.<br />

2474302<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

MEETINGS<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

AFTER HOURS<br />

HEALTH CARE<br />

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

Forall other medical assistanceoutside of normal<br />

hours please phone your general practiceteam,<br />

24/7, to speak with ahealth professional who<br />

will giveyou free health adviceonwhattodoor<br />

wheretogoifyou need urgentcare.<br />

If youdon’t have aregular general practice,<br />

call any GPteam 24/7 forfree<br />

telephone health advice.<br />

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

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.<br />

New Zealanders to bring some form of ID.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,<br />

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

Saturday from 9am until 1pm<br />

Sunday from 10am until 1pm<br />

Public holidays from 10am until 1pm<br />

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open:<br />

MondaytoFriday, 9am until 5.30pm<br />

and Saturday 9.30am -1.30pm<br />

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice<br />

Phone the Healthline on 0800 611 116<br />

Brought<br />

toyouby<br />

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

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

MEETINGS<br />

TheAnnual General Meeting<br />

of the Mid-Canterbury Four Wheel<br />

DriveClubInc.will be heldon<br />

Thursday 28 <strong>April</strong><strong>2022</strong>,<br />

afterthe monthly generalmeeting at the<br />

TinwaldDomain Clubrooms.<br />

Business includes minutes,matters,election<br />

of offices,finances,trophyawards,<br />

Clubconstitution review,Clubrulesreview<br />

andgeneralbusiness.<br />

John Ramsay,Acting Secretary.<br />

ASHBURTON Aviation<br />

Museum AGM, 7pm on 12<br />

May <strong>2022</strong> at the Aviation<br />

Museum.<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

ASHBURTON RETURNED SERVICES ASSOC (Inc)<br />

ANZAC DAYAPRIL 25th <strong>2022</strong><br />

COMMEMORATION<br />

SERVICES<br />

Thefollowing services have been arranged and<br />

all citizens of the <strong>Ashburton</strong>County are<br />

invited to attend.<br />

6.30am DAWN SERVICE<br />

Dawn Serviceatthe<br />

Cenotaph Baring SquareWest.<br />

Speaker Major Cezarne Rogers and<br />

President<strong>Ashburton</strong>RSA Merv Brenton<br />

WREATHS<br />

If your group normally supply a<br />

Wreath forthe Civic Service, please deliver to<br />

LintonLounge at the RSA between 1pm &4pm<br />

Sunday24th [Named]. Thecadets will be laying<br />

all wreaths. Ifnot youcan layyour wreath at your<br />

ownconvenienceafter the<br />

Civic Serviceiscompleted.<br />

11.00am CIVIC SERVICE &<br />

WREATH LAYING<br />

Cenotaph Baring SquareWest<br />

Guest Speakers: MayorNeil Brown<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College Head Students Jack Brown<br />

and Jorja Roulston<br />

President<strong>Ashburton</strong>RSA Merv Brenton<br />

2475485<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

Mayfield A&P Association<br />

Gift Lamb competition<br />

With Covid in the communitywhich sawthe cancellation of our <strong>2022</strong> A&P show<br />

we were stillabletorun our Gift Lambcompetition which sawagreat turnoutof<br />

44 entries.<br />

Iwould like to takethe opportunitytothank all our entrants andtothe guys that<br />

collected the lambs from around the district and the Judges. A special thank you<br />

to Ross and Tim Penno for donating 3 lambs, Ian and Jill Ludeman for donating<br />

2lambsand Andy &Sonya Spencer foradonation. Also athank youtoMayfield<br />

Transportfor carting the lambs and to Silver Fernsfor the processing.<br />

There were two categories that were judged. 1.“On the Hoof” and 2.“On the<br />

Hook”. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control the second<br />

category ofindividual weights were unable to be done, however the winners<br />

from on the Hoof areasbelow:<br />

1st CraigClucas 2nd PatStack 3rdIan Ludeman 4th BarryDaly<br />

Congratulations to youall.<br />

Eric Duff<br />

Weightaverages below. Theaverage $/head was$163.<br />

Grade Stock Meat kg Average<br />

Received<br />

kg /Head<br />

Lamb<br />

Y 22.0 390.2 17.7<br />

P 11.0 231.7 21.1<br />

T 4.0 83.4 20.9<br />

F 4.0 103.4 25.9<br />

C 2.0 47.9 24.0<br />

Total 43.0 856.6 19.9<br />

<strong>2022</strong> Mayfield A&P Gift Lamb Entrants<br />

Tag Tag<br />

Mike Salvenson 57 TomCorbett 99<br />

Ross &Tim Penno 56 Mike Carr 98<br />

Ross &Tim Penno 55 James Carr 97<br />

Ross &Tim Penno 54 Duncan King 96<br />

Hamish Gallagher 53 Alister McDowell 95<br />

Mr Jaine 51 Fraser Tasker 93<br />

Kev Taylor 74 Eric Duff 78<br />

Julia Yeatman 75 David King 77<br />

PatStack 73 DReith 79<br />

BDaly 72 PRHarper 76<br />

MBush 71 Wairuna Farm 84<br />

NCarr 70 Akanui Farm 83<br />

AMorrison 69 JohnnyBell No Tag<br />

ILudeman 68 Dave Neeson 90<br />

JLudeman 67 WindermereFarm 88<br />

BGallagher 66 Ian Lowe 87<br />

Inverery Station 64 Vern Thomas 86<br />

Mt Somers Station 63 Andrew Letham 85<br />

Gawler Downs 61 Doug Reith 89<br />

Surry Hills 60 James Wright 92<br />

Dave Greenslade 59 Fraser McKenzie 91<br />

John Clemens 58 Craig Clucas 100<br />

Mayfield A&PAssociation<br />

On Farm Heifer Competition<br />

Thecommittee wouldlike again to thank thecompanies andpeople fortheir<br />

sponsorship.Wewould also like to thank Hayley Dampney andJon Dampney<br />

and Suzyking fortheir time organising and running theday.<br />

Results<br />

Class 1Owner R1 Heifers<br />

1st GrantEarly<br />

2nd Fraser Hutchinson<br />

3rd SteveSchmack<br />

Class 2Owner R2 Heifers<br />

1st Mark McDonald<br />

2nd Fraser Tasker<br />

3rd BenWoodhouse<br />

Class 3Grazier R1 Heifers<br />

1st Mike Rigarslford<br />

2nd Alan Broomhall<br />

3rd Dave King<br />

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

FRESH Potatoes; Nadine<br />

and Agria $2.per kg.<br />

Peastraw; $5.per bale or<br />

$6.per bale delivered.<br />

Phone 03 308 3195 or 027<br />

531 9103; 81 Elizabeth<br />

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

LIVESTOCK<br />

HORSE Paddock available.<br />

Approximately 1acre, 1km<br />

from town boundary. Ph<br />

027 449 1871.<br />

GARDEN SUPPLIES<br />

Class 4Grazier R2 Heifers<br />

1st Dave King<br />

2nd Alan Broomhall<br />

3rd James Murdoch<br />

Overall Winner<br />

Alan Broomhall<br />

Spot Prizes<br />

BenWoodhouse -Most even line<br />

Bert Oliver-Beef Line<br />

PEASTRAW $5. abale, Linseed<br />

straw $4. a bale,<br />

sheep manure $8. a bag.<br />

Medium square bales also<br />

available. Call Ian<br />

027-286-3697 or Dave<br />

027-6011-426. A Hinds<br />

Lions project.<br />

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

Cricket Club are selling<br />

small bales, $6.per bale<br />

delivered. Please phone/<br />

text Brent on 027 441 2466.<br />

Apr24:<br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

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PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

Thur <strong>14</strong>th<br />

11.15 TheLastBus<br />

2.45 TheLastBus<br />

3.30 Sonic 2<br />

4.15 Dog<br />

5.45 Ambulance<br />

6.00 TheDuke<br />

7.50 FantasticBeasts 3<br />

8.10 TheLost City<br />

Fri15th, Sat16th,<br />

Sun 17th &Mon 18th<br />

10.00 TheBad Guys<br />

10.00 Sonic 2<br />

11.45 TheDuke<br />

12.10 TheLost City<br />

1.30 TheBad Guys<br />

2.10 TheLast Bus<br />

3.20 Sonic 2<br />

3.50 FantasticBeasts 3<br />

5.45 Dog<br />

6.20 Morbius<br />

7.45 FantasticBeasts 3<br />

8.15 TheLost City<br />

Tues 19th &Wed 20th<br />

10.00 TheBad Guys<br />

10.00 Sonic 2<br />

11.45 TheDuke<br />

12.10 TheLost City<br />

1.30 TheBad Guys<br />

2.10 TheLast Bus<br />

3.20 Sonic 2<br />

3.50 Fantastic Beasts 3<br />

5.30 Ambulance<br />

6.20 Morbius<br />

8.00 Fantastic Beasts 3<br />

8.15 TheLost City<br />

NO COMPS<br />

Ambulance, BadGuys,<br />

Fantastic Beasts3,<br />

TheLast Bus, TheLost City<br />

RANGITATA<br />

DIVERSION RACE<br />

CLOSED FOR<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

From:<br />

Monday25<strong>April</strong> -<br />

Tuesday17May<br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

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Diversion Race will<br />

be shut down for<br />

maintenanceover<br />

this period and will<br />

thereforebeclosed<br />

forany recreational<br />

use. Maintenance<br />

will occur throughout<br />

the length of the<br />

Race and the public is<br />

advised to keep clear<br />

of anyworks fortheir<br />

ownsafety.<br />

Forfurther<br />

information<br />

please contact:<br />

Kees Beentjes:<br />

027 578 8763<br />

Kees Beentjes<br />

ENGINEERING<br />

MANAGER<br />

TRAVEL<br />

OUT&ABOUT<br />

–Castle Tour at Riverstone<br />

Jun 11-15: –StewartIsland<br />

June 26:<br />

–SundayDrive(mysterytrip)<br />

Forbookings phone<br />

03 308 0224 l 027 265 6883<br />

2473457<br />

HOSPICE Mid-Canterbury.<br />

Dealing with alife limiting<br />

illness? Contact us to see<br />

how we can support you.<br />

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227<br />

8387<br />

2472469


HAY FEEDERS<br />

Benefits of our feeders<br />

• Various sizes and types available<br />

• Safe feeding while eliminating as much wasted hay as possible<br />

• Longevity of the feeder maximised<br />

• Competitive prices<br />

• Deer and sheep feeders also available<br />

Double squarefeeders<br />

Cradle Feeders<br />

RoundFeeders<br />

SquareFeeders<br />

34 Robinson Street,Riverside Industrial Park,<strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone 308 6509<br />

www.palmeragriparts.co.nz<br />

Rectangle High Side Feeders<br />

Makita 18V LXTBL<br />

Makita 18V LXTBrushless Makita 18V LXTBrushless<br />

Brushless 3pce Job SiteKit 3pce Job SiteKit<br />

6pce Job Sit Kit<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

$<br />

1388 .00 $<br />

1290 .00<br />

Makita Cordless 19V<br />

LED TowerLight<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

$<br />

1887 .00<br />

$<br />

569 .00<br />

Makita 20L Cordless<br />

Cooler/Warmer<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

$<br />

959 .00 Hikoki 18V/36V<br />

Combo Kit<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

$<br />

799 .00 Hikoki Custom Combo<br />

WR18DBDL2<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

Hikoki WorksiteTable Saw<br />

KC362DAGKZ<br />

Hikoki 36V<br />

BL Combo Kit<br />

DV36DAWH36DA<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

999<br />

$<br />

469 .00 250mm incl Stand and Wheels<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

$<br />

1049 .00<br />

Hikoki 36V 1/2 DR<br />

ImpactWrenchKit<br />

SPECIAL PRICE<br />

$<br />

999 .00<br />

34 Robinson Street,Riverside Industrial Park,<strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone 308 6509<br />

2450367


QUALITY USED VEHICLES<br />

WARRANTIESAA APPRAISEDFINANCEBIGGEST YARDBEST SELECTIONTRADE-INS<br />

2012 SUZUKI<br />

SWIFT<br />

• 1200cc, petrol<br />

• Auto<br />

• Cam chain<br />

• Autostop<br />

• 60,1<strong>14</strong>kms<br />

3½ stars<br />

2016 NISSAN<br />

TIIDA<br />

• 1200cc, petrol<br />

• Auto<br />

• 4door<br />

• Cam chain<br />

• 34,000kms<br />

5 stars<br />

2017 TOYOTA<br />

YARIS<br />

• 1300cc, petrol<br />

• Auto<br />

• NZnew<br />

• Cruisecontrol<br />

• 42,500kms<br />

SPECIAL<br />

SAVE<br />

$1000<br />

$10,995 $9,995<br />

Clean<br />

carrebate<br />

$872.41<br />

$10,995<br />

NISSAN<br />

2012 NISSAN NOTE, 1200cc, hatchback,ABS, cam chain, 69,000kms ........................SOLD<br />

2016 NISSAN TIIDALATIO, 1200cc, auto, cam chain, 34,000kms........................... $10,995<br />

2016 NISSAN NOTE, 1200cc, auto, cam chain, ABS, 40,000kms .............................. $11,995<br />

2008 NISSAN X-TRAIL25X, 2500cc,auto, 4WD,ABS,cam chain, 110,000kms.. $12,995<br />

2012 NISSAN LATIO 1.2G, 1200cc, auto, ABS, camchain, 57,558kms .................. $10,995<br />

2009 NISSAN X-TRAIL20X, 2000cc, 4WD, auto, reverse camera, 71,000kms..... $12,995<br />

2008 NISSAN NOTE, 1500cc, auto, 88,000kms..................................................................$5,995<br />

2013 NISSAN SYLPHY, 1800cc, 4door sedan, auto, ABS, air con, 48,000kms........... SOLD<br />

MAZDA<br />

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

2013 MAZDADEMIO, 1300cc, cam chain, autostop, auto, 36,000kms........................SOLD<br />

SUBARU<br />

2012 SUBARUIMPREZA, 2000cc, auto, ABS,cruisecontrol,53,195kms......................SOLD<br />

2012 SUBARULEGACY 2.5iB, 2500cc, auto, AWD, wagon, ABS, 95,000kms........ $11,995<br />

SUZUKI<br />

2015 SUZUKI SWIFTXG-DGE, 1200cc, auto, ABS,cam chain, 61,000kms ...........$11,995<br />

2012 SUZUKI SWIFTXG, 1200cc, auto, ABS,cam chain, 60,1<strong>14</strong>kms ........................ $9,995<br />

MITSUBISHI<br />

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

2015 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, 1200cc, auto, ABS, cam chain, 79,152kms ............... $10,995<br />

TOYOTA<br />

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

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

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

2005 TOYOTA RAV4, 2400cc, 4X4, auto, alloys,ABS ....................................................... $12,995<br />

2017 TOYOTA YARIS, 1300cc, auto, NZ new,cruisecontrol,42,500kms ................. $13,995<br />

2004 TOYOTA ECHO, 5door, auto, 105,000kms..................................................................$3,995<br />

2005 TOYOTA ALLION, 1800cc, auto, sedan, 75,000kms.................................................$7,995<br />

2 stars<br />

2010 HONDA<br />

INSIGHT G<br />

• 1300cc, alternative<br />

• Auto<br />

• 5door<br />

• Cam chain<br />

• 35,783kms<br />

3½ stars<br />

$13,995<br />

$9,995<br />

HONDA<br />

2008 HONDA FITRS, 1500cc, auto,hatchback,alloys,53,000 kms......................... $10,995<br />

2010 HONDA INSIGHT G,1300cc, alternative, auto, 5door, cam chain .................. $9,995<br />

KIA<br />

2006 KIA CERATO, 2000cc, auto, 2wheel drive, one owner,74,461kms......................$7,995<br />

COMING SOON<br />

2013 TOYOTA AQUA, 1500cc, auto<br />

2013 NISSAN LATIO, 4door, auto, 41,000kms<br />

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