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Annie’s Ajoins hot rod cruise<br />

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Annmarie McCloy builther very<br />

own hot rod ­a1929 Ford Model<br />

A. It has aspecial Betty Boop<br />

monogram on therearsaying<br />

Annie’s A.<br />

The Kermitgreen­coloured<br />

hot rod took Annmarie twoyears<br />

to complete fromscratch.<br />

It maybealow budget car ­<br />

according to Annmarie ­but it<br />

has a302 V8 poweredmotor and<br />

driveslike adream.<br />

And this week Annmarie’s<br />

husband, Gerard is driving it the<br />

length of the country in theNew<br />

Zealand Hot RodAssociation’s<br />

60th anniversary Diamond<br />

Cruise.<br />

It startedinBluff on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 1and will<br />

finish in Cape<br />

Reingaon<br />

<strong>September</strong> 14.<br />

The inaugural nationwide<br />

cruise has a14­day itinerary.<br />

The group andtheir hot rods<br />

were at the Americars Rod &<br />

Custom Club in Tinwald,last<br />

week for an afternoon tea break.<br />

It was daytwo of thecruise and<br />

drivers had arrived from<br />

Dunedin, viaWhitestone Rod&<br />

Custom Club inOamaru,the<br />

Tornados Rod &Customs Club in<br />

Timaru andthen on to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

­some takingthe scenic route via<br />

Geraldine.<br />

Annmarie was on sitewith<br />

club members lendingahelping<br />

handand welcoming visitors ­<br />

including Gerard.<br />

The couple ­and others ­were<br />

then headingnorth to<br />

Christchurch for an evening<br />

dinnersession at Kustoms Car<br />

Club at McLeans Island, before<br />

the cruisecontinued tothe West<br />

Coast the following day.<br />

Being amemberofthehot rod<br />

association wasagreat chance to<br />

catchupwith friendsand family<br />

and meet like­minded people.<br />

There is great camaraderie<br />

among members andbeing<br />

involved offers achance to meet<br />

different people fromall over the<br />

countrywithsharedinterests,<br />

Annmariesaid.<br />

Shesaid Gerard had never<br />

visited Cape Reinga or Bluff, and<br />

is joining around 30 other<br />

enthusiasts planningtodo the<br />

wholenationwide cruise,<br />

includingahandful of others<br />

fromMid Canterbury.<br />

Otherswill join<br />

in at<br />

various points along the<br />

itinerary route. There were set<br />

stoppingpoints, as wellasplaces<br />

of interest for club members to<br />

visit.<br />

The McCloys have been<br />

members of the Americars Rod<br />

andCustom CarClub in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>­which is an<br />

affiliation of the NewZealand<br />

Hot Rod Association ­for more<br />

than 15 years. It has over 60<br />

membersand often joins other<br />

Hot Rod Clubs to participate in<br />

events.<br />

Thecouplealsorun theRods<br />

at Methven Hot Rod Show every<br />

twoyears in Methven.Proceeds<br />

raised from the event goes to the<br />

Methven Volunteer Fire<br />

Brigade. In the past there was<br />

also money giventowards the<br />

establishment of theMethven<br />

Skatepark.<br />

ThenextRods at Methvenwill<br />

be from December 28 ­30,2023.<br />

“Time flies when youare<br />

having fun,” Annmarie said.<br />

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

Ara Institute ofCanterbury isjoining TePūkenga,<br />

New Zealand’s Institute of Skills and Technology.<br />

Find out more atara.ac.nz/tp


Exciting newera forAra<br />

AraInstitute of Canterburyisembarking<br />

on one of themostsubstantialchanges<br />

of its121-yearhistory.<br />

Along with 15 other polytechnics and technical institutes around<br />

the country, Ara —which has campuses in Christchurch, <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

Timaru and Oamaru —will become part ofthe recently formed<br />

New Zealand Institute ofSkills and Technology, known asTe Pūkenga.<br />

Te Pūkenga is the result ofthe government’s Reform ofVocational<br />

Education which represents the most significant change for<br />

New Zealand’s tertiary education sector inmore than 25 years.<br />

By bringing all the country’s polytechnics, technical institutes and industry<br />

training organisations together into asingle entity, TePūkenga will provide<br />

on-the-job, on campus and online vocational education and training within<br />

aunified, regionally accessible network.<br />

Ara’s acting chief executive Darren Mitchell says Ara is excited for the<br />

positive changes TePūkenga will bring tolearners, employers, communities<br />

and industry throughout Canterbury and beyond.<br />

Mitchell is confident that the values Ara has established over its long<br />

history will remain as strong as ever.<br />

“When Ara formally becomes Te Pūkenga, our local flavour and focus<br />

won’t change, but our learners’ opportunities to achieve their goals<br />

in life will become even greater. Local employers and industry will<br />

benefit from the changes too, especially interms of the depth and<br />

breadth of the skilled workforce TePūkenga will help to produce.”<br />

Youcan find out more at tepukenga.ac.nz.<br />

Ara’s origins date<br />

back to 1901<br />

1901<br />

1903<br />

1906<br />

19<strong>08</strong><br />

1918<br />

1934<br />

1948<br />

1965<br />

1967<br />

1973<br />

1979<br />

1980<br />

Timaru Technical College wasestablished<br />

in aroomatTimaruMain School<br />

Christchurch Technical Associated<br />

classesstartedinChristchurch<br />

Christchurch Technical College opened<br />

Christchurch School of Domestic Instruction was<br />

incorporated andmoved to Moorhouse Avenue in 1911<br />

Timaru Technical Collegeoffered full-time dayclasses<br />

with atechnical biasfor highschoolstudents<br />

Timaru Technical Collegewas renamed<br />

Timaru Technical High School<br />

Christchurch Technical College introduced daytime<br />

classesfor plumbing, carpentry, motor engineering,<br />

sheet metal, and electrical engineering<br />

Christchurch Technical Institute waslaunched<br />

Timaru Technical High School wasrenamed Timaru College<br />

Nurse training wasintroducedat<br />

Christchurch Technical Institute<br />

Agrowingawareness of Māoriculture was<br />

reflected with the appointmentofHohua<br />

Tutengaeheasthe firsthonorarykaumatua<br />

Christchurch Technical Institute was<br />

renamed ChristchurchPolytechnic<br />

1980s<br />

1983<br />

1987<br />

1993<br />

Japaneseand Mandarin language programmes<br />

were introduced at Christchurch Polytechnic<br />

Media programmeswerefirstintroduced<br />

at ChristchurchPolytechnic<br />

Timaru Technical College was renamed Aoraki Polytechnic<br />

First degree programmes were introduced at Christchurch<br />

Polytechnic bythe New Zealand Broadcasting<br />

School and Department ofJapanese Language<br />

Future proofing<br />

vocational education<br />

The worldofwork is changing<br />

significantlysovocationaleducation<br />

in NewZealandneeds to adapt to stay<br />

ahead of these changes.<br />

In 2020, the government reviewed New Zealand’s vocational education<br />

system to ensure it was equipped for afast-changing future ofskills,<br />

learning and work. This review concluded that the current vocational<br />

education system doesn’t always meet the needs oflearners, employers<br />

or regions. Italso found that the system underserved Māori, Pasifika,<br />

learners with disabilities, and learners with special learning needs.<br />

As aresult ofthe Reform of Vocational Education, the government<br />

has created asingle vocational education organisation tasked<br />

with supporting agrowing economy that works for everyone. That<br />

organisation —TePūkenga —brings together all the country’s institutes<br />

of technology as well asmany ofits industry training organisations.<br />

This strong national network of vocational education expertise means<br />

Te Pūkenga can plan better for the future needs of Aotearoa.<br />

Learners will have more choice and flexibility inwhat, where and how they<br />

learn throughout New Zealand.<br />

The transformation is ajourney that will take time, but one thing is clear –<br />

everything Te Pūkenga does iscentred around learners and their whānau.<br />

2000<br />

2011<br />

2015<br />

2016<br />

2017<br />

2019<br />

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

Christchurch Polytechnic was renamed CPIT<br />

In response tothe Canterbury earthquakes, CPIT increased<br />

trades training, introduced He Toki ki teRika (Māori<br />

Trades Training) and Pasifika Trades training to upskill<br />

more Cantabrians for the rebuild of the city and began<br />

the Campus Master Planning programme of updating<br />

facilities through refurbishment and new construction<br />

The new TeWhareora (Science and Wellbeing facility) was<br />

opened at CPIT’s City campus by Prime Minister John Key<br />

CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic joined together to create<br />

Ara Institute of Canterbury toprovide innovative<br />

vocational training to the entire Canterbury region<br />

Kahukura, anew $34million, 6500sqm building<br />

on Moorhouse Avenue housing Ara’s Engineering<br />

and Architectural Studies Department, was<br />

opened by Prime Minister Bill English<br />

Manawa, astate-of-the-art hub for health research and<br />

education in Christchurch’s Health Precinct, was officially<br />

opened. Apartnership between Ara, the Canterbury District<br />

Health Board and University ofCanterbury, ithouses health<br />

students, researchers, educators and technical staff<br />

Ara formerly joins Te Pūkenga New Zealand Institute of<br />

Skills and Technology on1November


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Strokes don’t discriminate<br />

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Meeting Brett Curwood for the first<br />

time, with his quickwit and ready<br />

smile, you wouldn't think he has had<br />

astroke ­let aloneeight in the last<br />

seven years.<br />

At 44­years­old, Brett has a<br />

cheerful, positiveoutlook on life<br />

alongside wife Kylie and three<br />

children.<br />

The first stroke happenedwhen<br />

Brett was 37­years­old.<br />

He woke one night at 2am with a<br />

splitting headache and foundthe left<br />

side of his body numb.<br />

Brett said he had no idea what was<br />

happening ‘‘I woke up, my left side<br />

completelynumb, Ithought ‘shit I<br />

can’t move it, what’s going on?’soI<br />

woke Kylie up.’’<br />

Kyliethought he was havinga<br />

nightmare but soon realised it was<br />

seriousand called an ambulance.<br />

Brett stayedovernightinhospital<br />

and because of his age and general<br />

good health the doctors thought he<br />

had only sufferedasevere migraine,<br />

but on Kylie’s insistence they ran CT<br />

scans and discovered Brett had<br />

suffered astroke.<br />

‘‘I didn't fit under those normal<br />

characteristics for astroke, like age,<br />

bad diet, life­style and all that, Iwas<br />

ahealthyman,’’ Brett said.<br />

Within two weeks he had asecond<br />

more severestroke while having<br />

breakfast.<br />

The second stroke presented<br />

differentially ­and was worse ­with<br />

Brett having ahallucination<br />

followed by aseizure, Kyliesaid.<br />

Brett was put on blood thinning<br />

medicationand eventually began to<br />

get back on top of things,even<br />

startinghis own company.<br />

However after four years of nearnormality<br />

he had his thirdstroke.<br />

Sincethen he has had five more.<br />

Doctors are at aloss as to why Brett<br />

has had so many strokes and have<br />

tried avarietyofblood thinning<br />

medications, aspirin and cholesterol<br />

medication, testsand scans.<br />

‘‘They did alot of tests, alot of MRI<br />

scans,’’ Brett said.<br />

One theoryisBrett has agroup of<br />

veins in his shoulder which could<br />

cause clots to be pushed through to<br />

the braincausingastroke.<br />

But there is only aone percent<br />

chanceofthis being the cause.<br />

Kyliesaid going overseas for<br />

treatment is somethingthey are<br />

considering.<br />

‘‘If there is another one, then we’re<br />

going to look at the Royal Melbourne<br />

Hospital, theyhave abig unit that<br />

specializes in strokes.’’<br />

She thinks it is important for<br />

Brett and Kylie Curwood takingeach day as it comes.<br />

peopletounderstandastroke doesn't<br />

discriminate and can happen to<br />

anyoneatany age,not just the<br />

elderly ­even babies can have<br />

strokes.<br />

FASTiswhat the Ministry of<br />

Healthuse as astroke symptom<br />

guideline, standing for: Face<br />

drooping, Arm weakness, Speech<br />

slurredand Take action,but Kylie<br />

said Brett never had any of those<br />

symptoms.<br />

‘‘All eightofBretts have been<br />

completely different from that, I<br />

think lettingpeopleknow if they<br />

have anythingunusual happen<br />

where you think it could be just a<br />

migraine, call 111.’’<br />

Brett now describeshimself as<br />

being in semi retirement as he can no<br />

longerwork because of the effecton<br />

his health; he has aslightlimp, his<br />

memory is not great and he is tired<br />

most of the day.<br />

It is hard for the couple to planfor<br />

the future but they remain positive.<br />

‘‘Let’s be honest even though the<br />

future doesn't look great, we’re still<br />

optimistic.Welearn to take each day<br />

as it comes, family and friends have<br />

been awesome,sosupportive of us,’’<br />

Kylie said.<br />

Brett says he probably wouldn't be<br />

here if it wasn't for Kylie’s support.<br />

‘‘It’s good to have her in my corner,<br />

she puts aupagood fight with the<br />

specialistsand doctors,<br />

unfortunately you have to do that to<br />

get their attention.’’<br />

He keepshimself occupied around<br />

the home, in the vege garden and<br />

tinkering on his Triumph motorbike.<br />

Before the strokes Brett used to do<br />

Taekwondo and now, he said with a<br />

laugh,he’ll calm that down to Tai<br />

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Teaching children to love literature<br />

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New Zealand authorDavid Riley visited<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Intermediate School this<br />

week to promote literature to primary<br />

age groups.<br />

Aformer teacher, David’s goal is to<br />

providechildrenwith stories<br />

representingtheir diverseinterests,<br />

cultures and lives.<br />

He has helped childrenacross the<br />

countrytoengageinreadingand has<br />

used his knowledgeand experience to<br />

help children publishtheir own books,<br />

showingthem ‘‘writers are ordinary<br />

people like you and me’’.<br />

An Englishteacherof20years, David<br />

began his careerinthe North Island at a<br />

school where the studentbody was 90%<br />

Pasifika.<br />

‘‘I was teaching at my schooland sent<br />

my kids(to the library) to do somesilent<br />

readingand they’d come back five<br />

minutes latersaying there was nothing<br />

to readthat interested them,’’ he said.<br />

He recognised alack of culturally<br />

diversebooks and books targetedfor<br />

boys.<br />

‘‘There weren’t many stories where<br />

they couldsee themselves and things<br />

that they valued,’’hesaid.<br />

Whenheasked his students what they<br />

wantedtoread about, they answered<br />

‘‘BenjiMarshall’’.<br />

David took it upon himself to meet the<br />

demand.<br />

He reached out to Benji Marshall’s<br />

manager and got permission to writea<br />

story based on the then­flourishing<br />

professional rugby leagueplayer.<br />

Soon he had writtenall about Benji’s<br />

life, from his upbringing in asmall<br />

North Island town to his international<br />

After hearing Ben Carson’s story, pupils Ridge Amador, Caleb Smith, Cassias Van<br />

Vliet andKowhai Rimene­Bird talk‘books about rocks’ with David Riley.<br />

recognition as one of the greatest rugby<br />

league playersinNew Zealand history.<br />

David hoped Benji’s story would<br />

provideanexcitingread to young Kiwis<br />

and encourage them to chase their<br />

dreamswhile teaching them about<br />

positivity and perserverance.<br />

He sent the story to publishing<br />

agencies, hoping they would understand<br />

the gap he was trying to fill. They didn’t.<br />

‘‘They said kids who play leaguedon’t<br />

want to read,’’ David said. ‘‘But that<br />

wasn’t true, they just didn’thave<br />

anything to readthat interested them.’’<br />

In the aftermath of countless<br />

rejections,David refused to let someone<br />

else determinethe worth of his mission.<br />

He chose to self­published, and soon<br />

had printed copiesofSteppin’ with<br />

Benji Marshall for his students to read.<br />

And they loved it.<br />

David’s passionfor education and<br />

storytelling has lead him to write and<br />

self­publish almost 60 books to date.<br />

Reading Warriors series tells the<br />

journeyand successoficonicsportsmen<br />

such as Sonny BillWilliams, Kieran<br />

Read, Joseph Parker, and Steven<br />

Adams, inspiring youngreaders with<br />

‘‘positive role models and achievers’’.<br />

Pasifika Heroesisaseries that<br />

represents Tokelau,Samoan,Niue,<br />

Cook Islands, and Tongan cultures.<br />

Davidaims to diversifybookshelves<br />

with tales enjoyable and relatable,<br />

giving children an opportunity to<br />

recognise themselves within the stories<br />

and learn to love literature.<br />

David Riley andYear 8pupil Selonia<br />

Ulupanowho received asigned copy of<br />

David’sbook Freestyle.<br />

He told studentsabout how reading<br />

one bookcould change your life, sharing<br />

the story of Ben Carson, ayoung boy<br />

from alow decile household in America<br />

who, after reading abook about rocks in<br />

school,discovered his own intelligence.<br />

He later went on to become a<br />

psychologist and neurosurgeonand was<br />

on the team of groundbreaking surgeons<br />

who completed the firstsuccessful<br />

separationofcraniopagus(conjoined at<br />

the head)twins.<br />

‘‘Reading is life changing,’’ David told<br />

the pupils.<br />

He set them achallenge of reading<br />

one bookaweek and encouraged them<br />

to write theirown stories, ‘‘When it<br />

comes to writing you don’t have to wait<br />

for someone to pick you or believein<br />

you, you can pick yourself and publish<br />

your own writing.’’<br />

Davidisvisitingnine schools within<br />

the South and Mid Canterburyregions<br />

as part of Read NZ’s Writers in Schools<br />

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Sam, from Methven,has been<br />

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Methven Land Searchand Rescue,<br />

and Pilgrim Bandits.<br />

The three organisations nominated<br />

the24­year­old for his service to the<br />

community.<br />

VolunteeringMid and South<br />

Canterbury manager Dellwyn<br />

Moylan said ‘‘Our community is<br />

fortunate to have young people like<br />

Samwho give their timeand talents<br />

to help andsupport others.’’<br />

Sam, who had no idea he had been<br />

nominated, thankedthe<br />

organisations, hisfamily and friends<br />

fortheir support. ‘‘Without having<br />

thesupport of everyone Icouldn’tdo<br />

it. So thank you, Ireallyappreciate<br />

it.’’<br />

SamjoinedMethven Land Search<br />

andRescue(LandSAR)in2015.<br />

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members, getting involvedin<br />

everything from social activities,<br />

meetings, fundraising activities and<br />

training.<br />

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arereported injuredormissing in<br />

theoutdoors.<br />

Don Geddes,chairperson of<br />

LandSAR said,‘‘Sam’s commitment,<br />

enthusiasm,highlevel of fitness, and<br />

hisempathy for others has<br />

contributed significantly to the many<br />

operations he has been involved in<br />

during his timewith the group.’’<br />

Samwas voted on to the LandSAR<br />

management committee and served a<br />

two­year term in 2019. He wasreelectedfor<br />

afurther term in 2021.<br />

‘‘Sam is agoodteamplayer andhas<br />

fittedwell into the group’s team<br />

dynamics,’’ Donsaid. ‘‘Hegives100<br />

percentineverythingheengages in<br />

andhis commitmentextendsalso to<br />

histeammateswhere he is always<br />

looking out for their welfare as well<br />

as hisown.’’<br />

InNovember 2016, aged 19,Sam<br />

volunteered to be apart of therural<br />

firebrigade.<br />

He was eager to develophimself<br />

andquickly gained the necessary<br />

skills andexperience to be granted<br />

Fire Ground Entry, and attend fires<br />

as an active duty firefighter.<br />

His enthusiasm is reflectedinhis<br />

work,and he was ‘‘quick to put his<br />

Volunteering Mid and South Canterbury manager Dellwyn Moylan with<br />

award winner Sam Cullimore and <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council emergency<br />

management officer Jim Henderson.<br />

hand up when looking for crew to<br />

assist with the Port Hill fires back in<br />

2017’’ said <strong>Ashburton</strong> rural firechief<br />

GregBruce.<br />

‘‘Evenafter along day upand down<br />

hills, dragging heavy hoses, he was<br />

still keen to do more to assist home<br />

owners and families. This is justone<br />

of many times he has put himself out<br />

there for others.’’<br />

While attending Lincoln<br />

University SamjoinedRolleston<br />

FireBrigade to continue his<br />

voluntary service. Upon his return to<br />

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

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

where he hasremained.<br />

In addition to his work with Mid<br />

Canterbury’s emergency response<br />

services, Samhas alsospent about<br />

three years as asafety volunteer for<br />

Pilgrim Bandits.<br />

It is anot­for­profit workingwith<br />

injured service personnel to<br />

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fullest.<br />

Samhas volunteeredasasafety<br />

managerduring excursions<br />

organisedbythe organisation.<br />

AmyBaynes, co­ordinator and<br />

trustee of Pilgrim Banditssaid,<br />

‘‘Sam’sskills areprofound.Heis<br />

empathic, caring and has often been<br />

thefirst person to volunteer to carry<br />

apackfor oneofthe injured<br />

participants in an activity.’’<br />

Sam’s charitable spirit has been<br />

recognised by his peers in every<br />

group he is involved with.<br />

He completedthe Kepler<br />

Challenge in 2018, covering 60km of<br />

mountainous terrain in less than 12<br />

hours ­atrack typically completed<br />

over four days. Samcompletedthe<br />

ultramarathon, whichincluded a<br />

1350 meter climb in ruralfiregear<br />

and helmet, usingthe feat to raise<br />

over $2500for Ronald McDonald<br />

House.<br />

He also ran theMission Mount<br />

Somersinfire gear in October 2018 to<br />

preparefor the Kepler Challenge.<br />

In 2020 he participated in the EA<br />

NetworkGym Australian Bushfire<br />

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fightinggear and carrying afire hose.<br />

Dellwyn, whopresented Sam his<br />

award alongside<strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council emergency management<br />

officer Jim Henderson at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Fire Station on Tuesday<br />

night, said it was an easy decision to<br />

recogniseSam as Mid Canterbury’s<br />

Volunteer of the Year. ‘‘Sam<br />

epitomises whatvolunteeringis<br />

about, givingselflessly to others and<br />

not expecting anyrewardfor helping<br />

out in hiscommunity andbeyond.’’<br />

Sam’s family, alongwith members<br />

of the Rural Fire Brigade, Pilgrim<br />

Bandits, LandSAR, and<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

5<br />

Foodbank supermarket opening<br />

DANIEL.TOBIN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

The Salvation Army <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

will add another string to its<br />

bow with anew foodbank<br />

supermarketopening later<br />

this year.<br />

Withafundingboost of<br />

$30,000 fromThe Community<br />

Trust Mid &South Canterbury<br />

the supermarkethas been<br />

given thegreen light.<br />

Salvation Army<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Corps officers Semi Ratu and<br />

Elizabeth Walker­Ratu are<br />

excited to openMid<br />

Canterbury’s first foodbank<br />

supermarket.<br />

Elizabeth said they were<br />

always looking to try andmake<br />

things better forthose who<br />

accessedtheir services.<br />

‘‘One of the biggestthings<br />

that happenstosomeone who<br />

comes in is they have had all<br />

these choices taken from<br />

them. We really want to give<br />

people choiceasmuchaswe<br />

can,’’ shesaid.<br />

The supermarketwill be<br />

located in the Salvation Army<br />

church on Cass Street.<br />

Unused offices in the facility<br />

will be converted intoanopen<br />

space to house the<br />

supermarket.<br />

Semi said apoint system will<br />

be used for clientswho use the<br />

supermarket.<br />

‘‘The idea is when they come<br />

in, we ask them how many<br />

family members theyhave and<br />

then give them acertain<br />

Salvation Army <strong>Ashburton</strong> Corps officers Semi Ratu (left) and Elizabeth Walker­Ratu.<br />

amount of points to use at the<br />

supermarket.<br />

‘‘Each fooditem is worth<br />

points,sothis brings in<br />

budgeting skills as well, they<br />

will have an amount of points<br />

andwill need to spendwithin<br />

that,’’hesaid.<br />

Traditionalfoodparcels will<br />

still be available for peoplein<br />

need but havingthe<br />

independence to choose food<br />

thatsuitsfamily and cultural<br />

requirements is important.<br />

‘‘Wecall it Mana<br />

enhancing,’’ Elizabeth said,<br />

‘‘theideathatthey can<br />

choose as afamily or a<br />

culture what they want to eat,<br />

they can make mealssuited to<br />

them.’’<br />

Observing the items people<br />

chooseatthe supermarket<br />

will help the Salvation Army<br />

streamlinewhat theyput in<br />

thefood packages thatare<br />

sent outtothe community.<br />

‘‘We’llbeable to see easier<br />

what food people are<br />

choosing,sowepotentially<br />

won’t bring in food that isn't<br />

goingtogo back out,’’<br />

Elizabeth said.<br />

They hope to have the<br />

supermarket open October/<br />

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8 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Snapshot of today for tomorrow<br />

DANIEL.TOBIN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Future generations will geta<br />

peek at life in <strong>2022</strong> when they<br />

open atime capsule being<br />

placed into the new Library<br />

and Civic Centre on Havelock<br />

Street.<br />

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

groupmanagercommunity<br />

servicesSteve Fabish said the<br />

contents of thecapsule will<br />

represent across­section of<br />

our cultural landscape at this<br />

point in time.<br />

‘‘The specific contents of the<br />

time capsule areyet to be<br />

considered by council, but<br />

could includemapsand<br />

photosofthe district as it<br />

stands today, recordsthat<br />

show the journey of the<br />

buildingitself, messages and<br />

photoscontributed by the<br />

peopleof<strong>Ashburton</strong>, and<br />

objects that showwhat life was<br />

likefor our residents in <strong>2022</strong>,’’<br />

he said.<br />

Thecavitywhere the<br />

capsule will be placedis<br />

565mmwide x428mmdeepx<br />

300mmhigh.<br />

Construction of thetime<br />

capsuleisexpected to take<br />

place in the firstsix months of<br />

2023.<br />

In 2020 two timecapsules<br />

where uncoveredfrom the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>War Memorialin<br />

Baring Square West while<br />

undergoing adeep­clean.<br />

Theteam from Stoneface<br />

Ltd came across two airtight<br />

An artist impression of the completed civic building complex.<br />

copper boxes encasedinthe<br />

memorial behind one of the<br />

tiles that had been removed<br />

for cleaning.<br />

The firsttimecapsule was<br />

laid when thememorial was<br />

unveiled in June 1928.<br />

It is reported to include the<br />

names of the 97,335 members<br />

of the New Zealand<br />

Expeditionary Force who<br />

served overseasduringWorld<br />

WarI.<br />

It is alsosaidtoinclude a<br />

copyofthe proclamation of<br />

peace issued by King George V<br />

and severallocal books,<br />

newspapers and items from<br />

the time.<br />

Jubileebookletsand<br />

catalogues from the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

A&PAssociation and<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Countyare inside,<br />

as is ahistory of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

compiledbythe <strong>Ashburton</strong>AA<br />

and aMāori souvenir of New<br />

Canterbury <strong>2022</strong>: An overview<br />

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

has congratulatedthe<br />

CanterburyMayoral Forum<br />

on itsupdated wellbeing<br />

overview,adocument seen as<br />

avaluableresource forthe<br />

next three years.<br />

The wellbeing overview<br />

includes high­level<br />

informationonthe current<br />

state of theregionand trends.<br />

Thedocument paints a<br />

picturefor theCanterbury/<br />

Waitaha community about<br />

what’s goingonacross the<br />

region.<br />

The wellbeingoverview was<br />

first published in 2019 and has<br />

been updated in recent<br />

months.<br />

There has been some<br />

changeinthe past three years<br />

–amixtureofbothpositive<br />

andnegativedependingon<br />

what areasyou’relookingat.<br />

Council chiefexecutive<br />

Hamish Riachsaidthe<br />

overviewlooked at thefour<br />

wellbeings local authorities<br />

promoted under theLocal<br />

Government Act<br />

(environmental, economic,<br />

social andcultural), and living<br />

standards.<br />

“We know the Covid­19<br />

pandemic hashad abig<br />

impact, andwillhavealong<br />

tail. We also know that the<br />

impactonregionaleconomies<br />

hasvaried.<br />

“Inthe <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

ouragriculturalsector<br />

provided some protection<br />

against those impacts, though<br />

across the district hospitality<br />

andtourism, particularly<br />

Methven, havesuffered.”<br />

Theoverview looks at water,<br />

air and biodiversity, as wellas<br />

climatechange. Summer<br />

rainfall is expectedto<br />

increaseupto20 per cent in<br />

theinland plains, while<br />

winter rainfall is expectedto<br />

increaseupto40 per cent in<br />

theeastern part of theregion.<br />

Mr Riachsaid while warmer<br />

temperatures, alonger<br />

growing season andfewer<br />

frosts would provide potential<br />

opportunities to grow new<br />

crops, the changing climate<br />

also meantlandand<br />

infrastructure hadtobeable<br />

to withstandorsurvive<br />

natural hazards like flooding.<br />

“Agriculture playsa<br />

significantly more important<br />

role in Canterbury’s economy<br />

Zealand booklet.<br />

Schools and churches<br />

contributed with magazines<br />

and souvenir booklets.<br />

Samples of wheat and<br />

woollen products producedin<br />

the district are also inside.<br />

Both capsuleswere stored at<br />

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

then reinstated after the<br />

cleaning was completed.<br />

Neitherofthe capsules were<br />

opened at the time.<br />

thaninthe economies of<br />

Auckland andWellington<br />

regions andthis contributes to<br />

our economic wellbeing.<br />

“Our own surveys and<br />

consultation help us keep<br />

connected to howpeoplein<br />

the<strong>Ashburton</strong> district are<br />

feeling, andcoping,and this<br />

wellbeingoverviewaddsto<br />

ourown data collection.”<br />

Theoverviewalso talks<br />

abouthousing, education,and<br />

health, as well ascultural<br />

diversity.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Districthas the<br />

highestpercentageofpeople<br />

in Canterbury whoidentify as<br />

Pacific (3.4%).<br />

The <strong>2022</strong> wellbeing<br />

overview canbe found at<br />

Canterbury Mayoral Forum<br />

(canterburymayors.org.nz).<br />

OUT AND ABOUT<br />

SEPTEMBER9<br />

Cross Stitch Friday at Annie’s<br />

CountryQuilts.Bring yourstitching,<br />

nibbles &drink.Nocharge. 5-8pm<br />

MainSouth Road, Tinwald.<br />

SEPTEMBER10<br />

South Canterbury VintageCar Club<br />

swapmeet, at WinchesterDomain<br />

on State HighwayOne. Gates open<br />

7.30am.<br />

RebeccaNelson,vocalist withthe<br />

Royal New Zealand Navy Band,<br />

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

Musical Club Concert in the Sinclair<br />

Centre at 7.30pm. Cost $20for nonmembers,<br />

$10 membersand<br />

students free. Suppertofollow.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>BirdClub, Bird and<br />

Accessory Sale.9am -2pm.<br />

Presidents Room, TinwaldHall.<br />

The Multi-cultural Fun Dayat<br />

Hakatere Marae from 2-5pm. Bring<br />

acultural dish and enjoythe games.<br />

SEPTEMBER11<br />

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

Conservationtrustannual planting<br />

day at HarrisScientificReserve,<br />

Lovetts Road, offMaronanRoad<br />

starting at 9.30am.<br />

Meetthe candidatesevent at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>EventCentrefrom 2pm<br />

to 4pm.Achance to hearfrom<br />

candidates running for mayor,the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Wardand Environment<br />

Canterburyinthe local body<br />

elections.<br />

SEPTEMBER13<br />

Meet the candidates event at Mount<br />

HuttMemorialHall, in Methvenfrom<br />

7pm.Achance to hear from<br />

candidatesrunning for mayor,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> WesternWard,Methven<br />

Community Boardand Environment<br />

Canterbury.<br />

SEPTEMBER17<br />

Mid CanterburyVintage Machinery<br />

Clubcelebratethe 175th<br />

anniversary of Massey Fergusson<br />

with astatic display of all things<br />

Massey. It will be at the farm of<br />

AnthonyHampton, 1448 Methven<br />

ChertseyRoad, Lauriston, from<br />

9am to 4pm. $10 for adults.<br />

SEPTEMBER23<br />

Handbags and Gladrags fundraiser,<br />

organised by CanBeadand Safer<br />

Mid Canterburyfor thelocalWhite<br />

Ribboncampaign, at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

MSAfrom 7pm.Ticketscost $30<br />

eachfrom Safer Mid Canterbury or<br />

by emailing<br />

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Two1bedroom apartments<br />

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These apartments won’t last long.<br />

Each serviced apartment has open plan living/kitchenette, ensuite bathroom,<br />

laundry facilities and of course anurse call system for peace of mind.<br />

One apartment also offers north facing scenic views.<br />

FOR ATOUR OF OUR VILLAGE<br />

contact our Facility Manager Donna Coxshall 03 307 6140<br />

–Love where you live –<br />

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Family Notices<br />

Deaths Deaths Deaths Deaths<br />

BRADLEY, Clinton Wayne<br />

(Wayne), on August 30, <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

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

Hospital, surrounded by his<br />

loving family, aged 77 years.<br />

Dearly loved partner of the<br />

late Yvonne Hawke. Much<br />

loved father and father-inlaw<br />

of Robert and Donna,<br />

Christopher and Wendy,<br />

Aaron and Tracey, and<br />

Nicola. Loved stepfather and<br />

friend of Michael and Heidi<br />

Hawke, and Theresa and<br />

Craig Roulston, and treasured<br />

Grandad of Adam; Lily, and<br />

Alex; Rhiannon; Macie; Jorja,<br />

and Sam. Messages to the<br />

Hawke and Bradley families,<br />

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

At Wayne’s request aprivate<br />

cremation has been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

ESKER, Graham Bruce<br />

(Grayway and Wildman):<br />

Slipped away with Heather<br />

by his side at Christchurch<br />

Hospital on August 31 <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

aged 70 years. Soulmate and<br />

devoted husband of Heather,<br />

adored and empowering Dad<br />

of Jay, Aleisha, and Hayden.<br />

Much loved grandad of Aura,<br />

Elijah, Titan, and Caesar.<br />

Respectedfriend to many.<br />

In lieu of flowers, donations<br />

to <strong>Ashburton</strong> St John<br />

Ambulance would be<br />

appreciated and may beleft<br />

at the service.<br />

Messages to:The Esker Family,<br />

c/- PO Box 6035, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

7742.<br />

A service to celebrate<br />

Graham’s life was held at the<br />

Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong>, Racecourse<br />

Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> onTuesday,<br />

<strong>September</strong> 6th.<br />

<strong>08</strong>00 2MEMORY<br />

027 637 1229<br />

MOODIE, Lois Lorna, on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 2nd, <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

at Radius Millstream,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, in her 90th year.<br />

Dearly loved wife of Peter.<br />

Much loved mother of John,<br />

and Sharron. Loved motherin-law<br />

ofthe late Herbie, and<br />

Tina, and Trish. Treasured<br />

Nan of Kirsty, Alicia, Zak, the<br />

late Dylan, and Kylie; Tia, and<br />

Shama, and a much loved<br />

great-Nana. Messages to the<br />

Moodie family POBox 472,<br />

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

to celebrate Lois’ life will<br />

be held at the Alford Forest<br />

Hall, Arundel Rakaia Gorge<br />

Road, on Friday <strong>September</strong><br />

9, commencing at 2.00pm,<br />

followed bycremation at the<br />

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

anyone wishing to view the<br />

service online go to www.<br />

patersonsfuneralservices.<br />

co.nz ‘Funeral Notices’ and<br />

click onLois’ notice for the<br />

link.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

Family<br />

Notices<br />

Enquiries phoneMary,<br />

Jann or Karen on<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 7664<br />

orcall into<br />

199Burnett Street.<br />

Complete<br />

Local Care<br />

Since 1982<br />

QUIGLEY, Edna Agnes: Our<br />

beautiful Mum, Nana and<br />

family matriarch Edna joined<br />

pop (Peter) on Father’s Day,<br />

<strong>September</strong> 4, <strong>2022</strong> peacefully<br />

surrounded by family at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital, aged 85<br />

years.Loved mum and mumin-law<br />

of Joyce and Derek<br />

Bingham, David and Jill, Lyn<br />

(Netty) and Trevor Andrew,<br />

Barry and Pauline, much<br />

loved by her grandchildren<br />

and great grandchildren and<br />

her many friends. ‘Fly high<br />

our shining star’. Messages to<br />

the Quigley family, POBox<br />

472, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740. In lieu<br />

of flowers, donations to the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Cancer Society<br />

would be appreciated and<br />

may be made online at<br />

bit.ly/eaquigley0409. A<br />

service for Edna will be<br />

held in Our Chapel, corner<br />

East and Cox Streets,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on FRIDAY,<br />

<strong>September</strong> 9, commencing<br />

at 2pm, followed byprivate<br />

cremation at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Crematorium. For anyone<br />

wishing to view the<br />

service online go to www.<br />

patersonsfuneralservices.<br />

co.nz ‘Funeral Notices’ and<br />

click on Edna’s notice for the<br />

link.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

QUIGLEY, Edna Agnes:<br />

At <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital, on<br />

<strong>September</strong> 4, <strong>2022</strong>, aged 85<br />

years. Loved wife ofthe late<br />

Peter and daughter of the<br />

late Bella and John Gray and<br />

much loved sister and sisterin-lawofthe<br />

late Mervyn,and<br />

Joan Gray, Bruce and Yvonne<br />

Gray and Shona and Bill Weir.<br />

Aloved aunty to her nieces<br />

and nephews. A service<br />

for Edna will be held in our<br />

chapel, corner East and Cox<br />

Streets,<strong>Ashburton</strong>onFRIDAY,<br />

<strong>September</strong> 9, commencing<br />

at 2pm, followed byprivate<br />

cremation at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Crematorium. ‘Adored and<br />

sadly missed’<br />

TEMPLETON, Pamela Mary<br />

Grace(Pam) (nee Dawson), on<br />

August 30, <strong>2022</strong>, peacefully<br />

at Terrace View Retirement<br />

Village, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged 88<br />

years. Dearly loved wife of<br />

the late Eddie. Much loved<br />

mother and mother-in-law<br />

of Kerry and Don, Gavin<br />

and Gabrielle, Ross and Sue,<br />

and Tracy and David. Loved<br />

Nana of her 11 grandchildren<br />

and 6 great-grandchildren.<br />

Messages to the Templeton<br />

family POBox 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

7740. Aservice toremember<br />

Pamhas been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

Acknowledgement<br />

DELLOW, Alva Jean: Bruce,<br />

Bronwyn, Megan, Rowena<br />

and families<br />

wish to sincerely thank all<br />

who offered kindness,<br />

support and expressions of<br />

sympathyfollowing the<br />

loss of our much loved wife,<br />

Mum, Nana and great-Nana.<br />

Special thanks to Terrace<br />

View,Memory Funerals and<br />

BernardEgan.<br />

Please accept this as a<br />

personal acknowledgement.<br />

GEERING, Geoffrey John<br />

(Geoff): Susan, Philippa,<br />

Joanne and families wish to<br />

thank everyone for the cards,<br />

flowers and messages of<br />

sympathy and to those who<br />

attended Dad’s farewell.<br />

Please accept this<br />

acknowledgement as an<br />

expression of our gratitude.<br />

MANSON, Sinclair (Mansie):<br />

Yvonne,Donella, Paul,Darren,<br />

Jody and families wish to<br />

sincerely thank everyone who<br />

supported us through the<br />

loss of amuch lovedhusband,<br />

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

grandfather.<br />

Thank youfor all the beautiful<br />

flowers, food, the many<br />

cards, visits and phone calls,<br />

and to those who attended<br />

the service. All ofthis was<br />

much appreciated. The<br />

many kindnesses shown to<br />

us helped us through avery<br />

sad time.<br />

Special thanks to Jo and Kate,<br />

and to Carol Gunn and the<br />

Nurses in Ward 1.<br />

Sinclair your battle is over.<br />

Rest now with those who<br />

have gone beforeyou.<br />

We miss youMansie.<br />

PRATT, Peter: Jo, Rachel,<br />

Sarah and families sincerely<br />

thank everyone who<br />

supported us with visits,<br />

cards, flowers and messages<br />

of sympathy in the passing<br />

of Peter.<br />

Please accept this as our<br />

personal acknowledgement<br />

of thanks.<br />

In Memoriam<br />

OAKLEY,BeverleyEleanor<br />

23-12-1934 –11-9-2017<br />

Passed away fiveyears ago.<br />

Loving memories of you<br />

todayand always.<br />

Foreverinour hearts,<br />

always in our thoughts.<br />

Your loving family, husband<br />

Murray, sons; Allan, Warren,<br />

David and Pete, their wives,<br />

partners and families.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Gymnastics Club members in the four to six age group<br />

in training for their annual competition.<br />

PHOTO INDI ROBERTS<br />

Gymnasts set<br />

for success<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Gymnastics<br />

Club is gearing up forits annual<br />

competitionwhich will seeover<br />

180 young gymnasts fromacross<br />

the South Island competingin<br />

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

The club trains more than 90<br />

children in the sport from a<br />

committee of eightvolunteer<br />

coaches whoare alsoformer<br />

club students.<br />

The annual competition,<br />

which is the club’sbiggest<br />

fundraiser, willsee gymnasts<br />

aged fromasyoung as five years<br />

old competing.<br />

Club headcoach Sarah<br />

Grieves said ‘‘Atacompetition<br />

we promote being asupportive<br />

team member, doing your best<br />

andnot comparing yourself to<br />

others, havingfun, being strong<br />

andbrave andthen we say to<br />

our gymnasts ‘anything else is a<br />

bonus’.’’<br />

Sarah said even though some<br />

gymnasts choose not to<br />

compete, every student<br />

receives the samequalityof<br />

training.<br />

The annual competition will<br />

be the firstlarge­scale<br />

competitionthe club has held<br />

since 2019, withcovid<br />

restrictions having impacted<br />

the abilitytocompete in recent<br />

years.<br />

Competitors willbeallowed<br />

to perform one routine on each<br />

apparatus, such as the bars, the<br />

mat, or the beams.<br />

The club’s overalltraining is<br />

based on the ‘Top of The South’<br />

routinesorchestratedby<br />

Blenheim gymnast coach Tony<br />

Quirk.<br />

Sarah says all other clubs in<br />

the South Island also use the<br />

routine as afoundation for<br />

their trainings.<br />

‘‘Not every session is based<br />

on theTop of the South<br />

Routines,’’ Sarah said.<br />

‘‘We try andbalance it out so<br />

the (children) learnnews skills<br />

andtechniquesand have fun<br />

tryingnew things.<br />

‘‘Wehavearegular circuit of<br />

competitions that we enter and<br />

they include competing at The<br />

Christchurch School of<br />

Gymnastics, West Melton<br />

Gymnastics Club, Olympia Gym<br />

Sports, Affinity Gymnastics<br />

Academy, Blenheim<br />

Gymnastics Sports and South<br />

CanterburyGymnastics Club,’’<br />

Sarah said.<br />

‘‘Weusually have quite abig<br />

team that competes in these<br />

competitions.’’<br />

Shesaid it’s not often the<br />

club’sgymnasts come away<br />

from competitions without any<br />

medals, andthough winning is<br />

not the club’spriority,she is<br />

alwaysproud of how welltheir<br />

teams performwhen<br />

competing.<br />

Theclub is in popular<br />

demand withwaitlistsfor all<br />

age groups.<br />

‘‘Every termwetry and get as<br />

many as we can fromthe<br />

waitlist,’’ Sarah said.<br />

‘‘Wehavegymnasts that are<br />

now13years old who have been<br />

with us since theywereas<br />

young as four or five’’.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong> Gymnastic<br />

Cluboffer‘boys club’sessions<br />

which teaches boys a<br />

combination of parkour and<br />

gymnastic skills in asafe and<br />

educationalenvironment.<br />

Parkour, atype of freestyle<br />

movement that involves getting<br />

around, over andacross objects<br />

with nothingother than your<br />

ownmovement to rely on, is<br />

commonlydescribed as an<br />

‘extremesport’ and has become<br />

astunt sensationover the years.<br />

Sarah says the boys also learn<br />

tricksand cancompete.<br />

Trainingfor all children is<br />

held on Thursdays at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College Hall, with<br />

separatetimeslots for<br />

differentage groupsand<br />

abilities.


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

11<br />

New mental health facility build to begin<br />

The much­neededand<br />

improved youth mental health<br />

facility,set to begin<br />

construction next month in<br />

Christchurch,will be called<br />

Kahurangi, meaning ‘blue<br />

skies’.<br />

The namewas announcedat<br />

the Māia Health Foundation<br />

Feastlast week as more than<br />

300 peoplefilled Te Pae<br />

Christchurch in an emotionfilled<br />

event highlighting<br />

realities of acute demand for<br />

mental health services.<br />

The annual feast fundraiser<br />

raised $300,000 ­the mostthe<br />

foundationhas ever raised at a<br />

single event ­for thecreationof<br />

Kahurangi as amodern,fit­forpurpose<br />

mental health<br />

outpatient facility for children<br />

and young peoplein<br />

Canterbury.<br />

Māia Health have committed<br />

to raising$6m for the facility.<br />

Maia Health chiefexecutive<br />

Michael Flatman said hearing<br />

about the numberand severity<br />

of children desperately<br />

needingsupport for their<br />

mental health was heartbreaking.<br />

“Hearingfrom the frontline<br />

was intense and, at times,<br />

confronting but it reinforced<br />

how desperatelyweneed to<br />

bring Kahurangitolife. It also<br />

gaveusarenewedappreciation<br />

for thosewho work in our child,<br />

adolescent andfamily mental<br />

healthservicewho,despite<br />

beingfaced with increasing<br />

demand andincredible<br />

challenges,changelivesevery<br />

day throughthe exceptional<br />

care they provide and the hope<br />

they give our young people and<br />

their families.<br />

“Thanks to all those who dug<br />

deep at the feast we now have<br />

$3.5 of the$6million we need.<br />

We’re enormouslythankful for<br />

the generosity of the<br />

Canterburycommunity, andwe<br />

know thatgenerosity will help<br />

usreach ourend goal of<br />

creating amodern, welcoming,<br />

respectful facility wherewe<br />

can give our tamariki and<br />

rangatahithe nurtureand<br />

An artist’s impression of the soon to be built Kahurangi youth<br />

mental health facility in Christchurch, and at left, Michael Flatman.<br />

support they need,” he said.<br />

Māia Health Foundation has<br />

partnered with Te Whatu Ora<br />

Waitaha Canterbury (previously<br />

CanterburyDistrict Health<br />

Board) to develop Kahurangi.<br />

The $13.5 million facility is<br />

being located in the former<br />

Canterbury Linen Services<br />

Building, on the outskirts of the<br />

Hillmorton site. Hann<br />

Construction has been<br />

appointed structural contractor<br />

for the facility.<br />

Māia’s contribution will give<br />

upgrades otherwise not<br />

possible, including aseparate<br />

space and private entrance for<br />

emergencypresentations.<br />

Te WhatuOra Waitaha<br />

Canterbury child &adolescent<br />

psychiatrist Dr Valerie Black<br />

said Māia’s funding will take<br />

Kahurangifromabeige, boring<br />

space to adestination lightfilled<br />

and offeringasense of<br />

welcoming, belonging, and<br />

hope.<br />

“Thisfacility isgoing to bring<br />

acompletely different<br />

emotional experience to those<br />

who step through itsdoors and<br />

weknow that will make an<br />

enormous difference to the<br />

clinical journey for our children<br />

and theirwhānau.”<br />

Dr Black is the clinical<br />

director ofthe child, adolescent<br />

and family mentalhealth<br />

service andspoke with feast<br />

emcee Mike McRoberts about<br />

the realitiesofher work,<br />

describing the struggle to keep<br />

up with the high level of young<br />

people whoare really unwell<br />

and/or acutely disturbed.<br />

She said in an emergencya<br />

young person is often brought<br />

into the service by the police<br />

and can be in avery<br />

dysregulated and confused<br />

state.<br />

On average the service<br />

receives 57 emergency<br />

presentations each month.<br />

“It’s terribly distressing for<br />

the young person and their<br />

family, whoare often in<br />

disbelief that they’ve reached<br />

this point. When you’re in a<br />

really distressed state having to<br />

walk past awaiting room filled<br />

with other families andchildren<br />

waiting for scheduled<br />

appointments can be horrific<br />

for those involved and<br />

frightening for others using the<br />

service.<br />

“Māia’s funding will ensure<br />

our emergency care spaces are<br />

private and confidential and,<br />

most importantly,<br />

psychologically safe. It will<br />

preserve the mana of the young<br />

person andtheir family at what<br />

can be the most difficult time in<br />

their lives,” she said.<br />

It will also provide state­ofthe­art,<br />

purpose­built rooms at<br />

the new facility including<br />

sensory rooms, physiotherapy<br />

and occupational therapy<br />

rooms, play therapy rooms,<br />

observation spaces, and<br />

dedicated rooms forgroup<br />

therapy, along with specialised<br />

equipmentand spaces for<br />

contemporarytreatmentsnot<br />

possible in the current<br />

environment.<br />

Mr Flatman said ‘‘every<br />

donation, bigorsmall, will make<br />

adifference in thelives of our<br />

community’s tamariki,<br />

rangatahi, and their whānau.”<br />

GrantRounds<br />

<strong>2022</strong>/2023<br />

Closing Dates<br />

Operational Costs<br />

(programme or event)<br />

Up to $15,000<br />

Friday, 8th April <strong>2022</strong><br />

Friday,9th <strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Capital Projects<br />

Up to $20,000<br />

Friday, 15th July <strong>2022</strong><br />

Friday, 3rdFebruary2023<br />

Major Grants Round<br />

Over $20,000<br />

(Phone to discuss priortoapplying)<br />

Friday, 27th May<strong>2022</strong><br />

Friday, 7th October<strong>2022</strong><br />

Seeour websitefor further information and to<br />

makeanonlineapplication.<br />

www.comtrust.org.nz<br />

To discuss anyapplications<br />

Phone: 03 687 7360 or <strong>08</strong>00 672 287<br />

Email: crm@comtrust.org.nz<br />

2462442<br />

OPEN 7DAYS 9.30am -4.30pm.<br />

Phone 307 6277 l www.anniesquilts.co.nz l Main South Road, Tinwald <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

2512294


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 29<br />

8<strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Message From ThePrincipal<br />

Beginning forRebuild<br />

Last week was away to a great start with the<br />

beginning of our new build.<br />

This was signalled with acultural blessing and a<br />

ceremonial earth-turning. The latter was carried<br />

out by Lilly Allen and Logan Bradford, who<br />

have the distinction ofbeing the very youngest<br />

students at<strong>Ashburton</strong> College.Their involvement<br />

wasasimpleway of signalling thatschools always<br />

have studentsattheir core.<br />

My thanks are given toeveryone who joined us for the morning. The<br />

main contractor has now been confirmed as Hawkins Construction. To<br />

be considered forthese large school buildsafirm needs to have aproven<br />

track record in their construction, and be on the Ministry ofEducation’s<br />

preferredcontractor’slist.<br />

The first block is due for completion later next year, with the thirty-two<br />

classroomstobeinuse in 2024.<br />

WinterSportsTournamentWeek<br />

Last week saw the annual Winter Sports Tournament Week take place.<br />

College had teams involved in Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Basketball,<br />

Football and Equestrian. These teams were competing all over the<br />

mainland from Invercargill to Nelson. It’s agreat experience for our<br />

young athletes.Manyofuscannotrecallindividuallessons at school but<br />

mostpeople can clearly recall anysporting or cultural trip they went on.<br />

Iamsurepsychologists would have some form of explanation forthis?<br />

College Derived Grade Exams<br />

Next week sees the round of school exams which are known as ‘derived<br />

grade’ exams. These exams give an indication of students’ progress<br />

towards the external exams but are also important, as the results from<br />

these exams are the grades allocated tostudents who are unable to sit<br />

theNCEAexternal exams in November. Most years we have anumber of<br />

students who are unable to sit exams for avalid reason, such as illness,<br />

abereavement in the family, or an accident; (note: sleeping through the<br />

alarm isn’t avalid excuse!). For example, last year, astudent was hit and<br />

injured from an electric scooter accident, while walking to school to sit<br />

their exam. Iamalso very confident that all the students who needed<br />

derived grades in November were no doubtthinking‘they would be fine’<br />

at the time of the College DerivedGrade exams.<br />

Senior StudentReports<br />

Our senior school reports were sent to families on Friday 26August.<br />

These report onprogress towards end-of-year results.The vast majority<br />

of our seniors should be fine but,clearly,someare going to have to put<br />

in a‘finishing burst’asthe endofyear approaches.<br />

StudentAttendance<br />

There has been alot of national coverage of school attendance rates as<br />

acause ofconcern. Ican share with you that the AshColl average for all<br />

year levels forthe year-to-date is 81%, whichissignificantly higher than<br />

the national average.<br />

Ross Preece,<br />

Principal •Tumuaki<br />

Events<br />

Open MicReturns to the College Stage<br />

Thursday25August sawthe return of the very popular free lunchtime<br />

concert, OPEN MIC, to the <strong>Ashburton</strong>College Auditorium stage.<br />

DirectorofPerformanceClaireBubb said thatOpen Micisanopen invitation<br />

to all performers from across the disciplines of Dance, Drama and Music to<br />

take to the stage in frontoftheir peers.<br />

TheCollege Auditorium waspacked with averysupportiveand vocal crowd<br />

forthe first Open Micofthe year,and they were treatedtoavarietyoftalent<br />

and experiences.<br />

This Open Mic was also special as it was, additionally, a‘celebration of<br />

Filipino Language Week‘, kicked off by Gwen Zamora singing atraditional<br />

Filipino song,followedbyher rendition of Love, by Keysia Cole.<br />

(Pictured left): Gwen Zamora opening<br />

the lunchtime performance programme.<br />

Gwen had the Auditorium rocking within<br />

seconds of her opening number.<br />

Next, the band Suspended Seconds<br />

rocked the crowdwith twooriginal songs<br />

which saw them win through to the<br />

Regional Finals in Rockquest recently.<br />

(Pictured below, left toright): Suspended<br />

Seconds Band members Conner Stewart,<br />

Imogene Felton, Marc Calzada.<br />

Events<br />

NewBuild SiteCultural Blessingand Ceremonial Earth Turning<br />

This was held at8:20am on the crisp, clear morning of Monday 29August<br />

by Walnut Avenue on the former communitypool site, wherethe new build<br />

will begin.<br />

College teacher of te reoand tikanga Tiipene Philip led the blessing in front<br />

of invited guests and staff who gathered to celebrate the commencement<br />

of anew era for the College site. Ministry ofEducation and Hawkins<br />

Construction representatives were in attendance, alongside local District<br />

Council, Hakatere Marae and community groups’personnel, and Board of<br />

Trustees representatives.<br />

(Pictured above): Some of the crowdgathered forthe event.<br />

(Pictured right):<br />

Tiipene Philip leading<br />

the blessing,with<br />

(lefttoright) Principal<br />

Ross Preece, student<br />

Logan Bradfordand<br />

Hakatere Marae<br />

representative<br />

Michelle Brett<br />

standing by.<br />

Congratulations<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College -LincolnSportsExchange: RugbyResults<br />

We nowreportonthe lasttwo games of the Lincoln Sports Exchange.<br />

Girls’ 1st XV Rugby<br />

Normally this team is aMid CanterburyCombined team, being acomposite<br />

of <strong>Ashburton</strong>College and MountHutt College players.<br />

However, for inter-school fixtures the team is required to revert to being<br />

comprised of solely ‘own school’/<strong>Ashburton</strong> College players. This brought<br />

about the addition of seven Under 15 players who, itwas said, ‘really<br />

stepped up to the mark’.<br />

Team members for this fixture were - (pictured above,back row, lefttoright):<br />

Honey Reuben; Jas King, Tiresa Kwan Wing (Under 15); Edelma Kelsall,<br />

TC Trusler-Clark, Angel Spooner, Ripena Umaga Vaeila; Poppy Vaevae,<br />

Chloe Graham, Siosiana Taufa, Lusi Tagicakibau (Under 15).<br />

(Front row, left toright): Siasini Satui, Mere Apaipo (back), Sasha Williams<br />

(front), Shelley Cossey (back), MiaManoa (back); Lily Kwan Wing (Under 15);<br />

Eteta Tanunu,Chloe Robinson.<br />

Honey Reuben has been aloyal and supportive team member, and watergirl,<br />

continuing to come to all games since being ruled out playing due to<br />

concussion earlier in the season.<br />

Despite the significant winning score of44-17 to <strong>Ashburton</strong> College, the<br />

game wasaphysicaland hard-foughtfixture.<br />

This was followed by the Filipino Dance<br />

Group entertaining with Alitaptap and the<br />

Candle Dance, and then Max Nicol and<br />

Libby Alford's contemporary dance<br />

duet. Isabel Wang ended the lunchtime's<br />

entertainment with herversion of Hallelujah.<br />

(Pictured pictured,leftand right): MaxNicol and<br />

LibbyAlford.<br />

Next Open Mic<br />

The next Open Mic will be in Week 9ofthis<br />

term,onThursday22<strong>September</strong>, and anyone<br />

is welcome to signup-just email MrsBubb on<br />

bz@ashcoll.school.nz<br />

The majority ofour current buildings has been available as alearning<br />

environmentfor 50-plus years with much of the campus,asusers will testify,<br />

well-ready foramodernised upgrade.<br />

Contractor Hawkins Construction has advised that work onthis site ofthe<br />

first block to be built is to startthis month, with machinerydue to move in.<br />

The block is due for completion later 2023, ready for classrooms’use early<br />

2024.<br />

(Pictured right, leftand<br />

right): College's two<br />

youngest students,<br />

Logan Bradford<br />

and Lilly Allen,<br />

undertaking the first<br />

turning of the earth<br />

on the sitesoon to be<br />

humming to the tune<br />

of machineryand<br />

building.<br />

This sitewas prepared<br />

initially with the<br />

demolition of the<br />

previous Phoenix<br />

Pre-school,with this enterprise nowrelocatedinanew building off Middle<br />

Road,the siteofthe previous netball courts.<br />

Theoccasion concluded with the singing of the Waiata,Whakatakatehau.<br />

College Build CommunityPresentation andInformation Evening<br />

Preceding the above event was apresentation and information evening<br />

for interested whānau and community members, held in the College<br />

Auditorium during the evening of Thursday25August.<br />

Presenting and answering questions at this meeting were<br />

Ursula Adams,Architectwith Baldasso Cortese Noordanus (BCN Architects);<br />

Andrew Lapsley, Director/Senior Project Manager, Verve Projects; and<br />

Martin Connell,DeliveryManager,MinistryofEducation.<br />

Try-scorers were TC Trusler-Clark (two), and one each to Mere Apaipo,<br />

Edelma Kelsall, Mia Manoa, Sioasini Satui, Siosiana Taufa, Ripena Umaga<br />

Vaeila. Twoconversions were kicked by Angel Spooner.<br />

Appreciation is given toCo-captains and Player/Coaches for this fixture:<br />

TC Trusler-Clark and Ripena Umaga Vaeila who stood in forregular Coach<br />

JohnnyGalbraith.<br />

Boys’Under 15 Rugby<br />

Coach Kevin Urquhartsaidthatthe exchange fixturewas the boys’final hitout<br />

beforeheading off to Nelson to competeinthe Rural Livestock Under 15<br />

Winter TournamentWeek event, along with twenty nine other school teams<br />

from around the country.<br />

The boys took the field full of confidence after acouple of great results<br />

leading into the game, against Darfield and Rollestonteams.Fromthe kickoff,the<br />

team set to work with some hard-working runs from Josh Eketone,<br />

Ma’a Lene and Suli Hala’ufia, while the backs kept Lincoln on their toes<br />

with some nicetouches.The first half wasatit-for-tataffair,with thescores<br />

locked up at 19-all at half-time.<br />

In the second spell, itwas the same game plan set by the coaching staff<br />

and led by Captain Emmett Rowlands and Kymani-Cruz Pupuke and<br />

Jaykob Argyle constantly making ground in the mid-field.<br />

Once again, the game was tied up 31-all one minute before full-time, but<br />

the College forward pack kept pressuring the Lincoln goal line and, after<br />

four minutes of pressure, Riley Prendergast crashed over to give College<br />

thewin andhandLincoln their first loss in three years.<br />

Year 9players Joel Moffett,JJTupa and Alex Urquhart showed some nice<br />

touches on attack and defence.<br />

Kevin said he,the team, and additional coach Phil Prendergast,are looking<br />

forwardtoWinterTournamentWeek,which they have beenbusy fundraising<br />

foroverthe past fewweeks.<br />

The team (pictured above, back row, left toright): Jordy McGillen, JJ Tupa,<br />

Mei Vaeila, Joel Moffett, Ma’a Lene, Jacob Carr, Apai Hala, Isaac Mataiti,<br />

Emmett Rowlands, Kayden Smith-Ackerley,Kymani-Cruz Pupuke.<br />

(Row, second from back, left to right): Alex Urquhart, Niko Ulupano,<br />

IhakaPenehaWehipeihana, Josh Eketone.<br />

(Front row, left toright): Riley Prendergast, Makaia Allen, Cooper Kellett,<br />

Jaykob Argyle,Suli Hala’ufia, Kingston Culshaw, Jacob Robinson.<br />

(Front): Kalym Chalmers; (Absent): Vena Naitoga; (Unavailable through<br />

injury): Isaiah Cuthers.


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 29<br />

8<strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Congratulations<br />

Aoraki BadmintonChampionships<br />

These were held at the Southern Trust Events Centre in Timaru on<br />

Tuesday 09 August (Girls’Competition)and Thursday11August(Boys’<br />

Competition).<br />

Girls’Competition<br />

Four College Girls’ teamswereentered:<br />

Team 1-AGrade: Simone Forster Lobato de Faria, SaiSukumar,<br />

ZoeCribb,Yumi Cabalse.<br />

Team 2-AGrade: Hope Mendez, Ysabella Tawatao, Jasmine Galos,<br />

AliceHomer.<br />

Team 3-BGrade: Janelle Galos, Jessica Hayman, LynMilitante,<br />

Orpah Sildo.<br />

Team 4 - B Grade: Mikaella Rigor and Leah Thomas plus two subs from<br />

various other schools, to cover two College players not<br />

able totravel due tosickness.<br />

The teams travelled with Lloyd Tuhao and Sunny Rana as coaches, and<br />

Sports Co-ordinatorDarion Gray and MandyHarrison as Managers.<br />

Darion said that the Southern Trust Events Centre presented competitors<br />

with twelvecourts,showcasing back-to-back games of singles and doubles<br />

with no stoppages forthe entireday.<br />

The AGrade Competition was comprised of six teams, and BGrade eleven<br />

teams.<br />

The AshColl AGrade Team 1 fought areal battle against Mountainview<br />

High School with the resultsbeing decided by points forthe winner, which<br />

College narrowly missed out on. Game and setscoreswere even at 3-3, 6-6,<br />

with the points decider being 210-219.<br />

However, points went in College’s favour from the BGrade AshColl 3Girls<br />

vWaitaki Girls’High School Lemon game (3-3) with points at 104–103 in<br />

College’s favour.AsDarionsaid,itdoesn’tget much closer than that.<br />

Final Results<br />

AGrade:Play-off for5th and6th place<br />

Both <strong>Ashburton</strong> Team 1and Team 2finished 3rd in their respective pools<br />

(A and B), andtherefore weredrawntoplayeachotherinthe cross-overs.<br />

Team 1, in aclose game, emerged the winner; 7matches to 6(214 -200<br />

points).<br />

BGrade:<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 3had three losses and one win, while <strong>Ashburton</strong> 4had two<br />

losses and one win.<br />

Summary<br />

Darion noted that the highlight of the day was the College AGrade teams<br />

playing each otherfor 5thand 6th placings.<br />

Thematches over the daywerehighly contested and thoroughlyenjoyable<br />

for all. Appreciation went to Mandy Harrison, ‘super-efficient’ Team<br />

Manager forthe day.<br />

Lloyd Tuhao and Sunny Rana both did themselves proud ascoaches and<br />

did a‘super job’. They were thanked forarrangingpractices,team selection<br />

and fortheir enthusiasm at this tournament.<br />

The College girls and coaches (pictured above, back row, left toright):<br />

SunnyRana, LynMilitante,Orpha Sildo,Leah Thomas.<br />

(Middle row, left to right). Lloyd Tuhao, Zoe Cribb, Simone Forster<br />

Lobato de Faria, Jessica Hayman, AliceHomer.<br />

(Front row, left toright): Sai Sukumar, Hope Mendez, Ysabella Tawatao,<br />

Mikaella Rigor, Yumi Cabalse. (Absent from photo were): Janelle Galos,<br />

Jasmine Galos.<br />

Darion said the team players were apleasure totake to atournament and<br />

that, while the results maynot have gone their way, their appreciation and<br />

sportsmanship wastop notch!<br />

EightYear Drought Broken by Boys’AGradeBadmintonTeam<br />

Boys’Competition<br />

ThreeCollege Boys’teams were entered:<br />

Team 1–AGrade: LloydTuhao, SunnyRana, Ken De Lara, Gabriel Teves.<br />

Team 2–BGrade: Gabe Rigor,Ian Pepito, Sir Aron Da-al,plus a<br />

WaitakiBoys’HighSchool substitute.<br />

Team 3–BGrade: Parteshwar Lal, RedictTeves,Julius Apolonio,<br />

Harsh Patel.<br />

As for the girls’ competition, the teams travelled with Lloyd Tuhao and<br />

Sunny Rana as coaches, and Darion Gray and Mandy Harrison as<br />

Managers. The AGrade Competition was comprised of four teams, and<br />

BGrade tenteams.<br />

The boys’ teams (pictured above, back row, left toright): Redict Teves,<br />

Parteshar Lal,Ian Pepito, Harsh Patel, Julius Apolonio,Gabe Rigor.<br />

(Front row, left to right): Sir Aron Da-al, Sunny Rana, Lloyd Tuhao, Ken De Lara,<br />

Gabriel Teres.<br />

Results<br />

AshColl 2 had atough day atthe office with four losses. However, that<br />

didn’t denttheir enthusiasm and perseveranceduring the day. Darion said<br />

they were most appreciativeofWaitaki Boys’High School loaning College a<br />

playertofill agap.<br />

AshColl 3 had three losses and agreat win over St Kevin’s College,5-1.<br />

AshColl 1–Winners of Aoraki SecondarySchools’ Championship<br />

Darion’s statementwas thatthey ‘leftthe best to last’.<br />

With AshColl 1and Mountainview High School 1both on two wins and a<br />

loss,the result for1st placecame down to points.<br />

Lloyd Tuhao, Sunny Rana, Ken De Lara and Gabriel Teves were exceptional<br />

and came up with the goods, 570 points–519 points to win the<br />

Championship.<br />

This trophyhas been in the hands of WaitakiBoys’ High School forthe<br />

last six years ofcompetition, and it was 2014 since the silverware has<br />

been in the AshColl trophycabinet.<br />

This wasdescribedasasuper waytoend theday,with the outcome so welldeservedtothese<br />

wonderful school ambassadors.<br />

Thewinning team with<br />

their trophy (pictured<br />

above,lefttoright):<br />

Gabriel Teves,<br />

Lloyd Tuhao,<br />

Ken de Lara,<br />

SunnyRana.<br />

Target Shooters Successful at<br />

South Island Championships<br />

In the lastmonth ourCollege Student Target Shooters have been busy<br />

with qualification and competition events. Inthis newsletter welook<br />

at resultsfromthe SouthIslandTarget Shooting TeamsChampionships<br />

were held on Saturday 30 July, in Oamaru, atthe end of Week 1this<br />

term.<br />

Andrew&Faulkner andGreenhough Shields Competed For<br />

ManagerNina McKenzie saidthatAssociations’teamsfromacross the South<br />

Island, both Open and Junior, were present in the hunt for the prestigious<br />

Andrew &Faulkner Shield (Open teams) and theGreenhoughShield(Junior<br />

teams). It is importanttonotethatcompetitors need to qualify to compete<br />

in this competition.<br />

Shooting spanned all day, with each team fielding one team member per<br />

round, which means the results build across the day toavery exciting and<br />

much-anticipatedfinal round andconclusion.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College had the following students gain selection for<br />

this prestigious event:<br />

• BreeGreer (as part of the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Association Team)<br />

• Charlotte McKenzie (Mid Canterburyteams, Open and Junior)<br />

• Jack Jones(Captain of the MidCanterburyJuniorTeam)<br />

• Madi Tourle (Mid CanterburyJunior and Open Teams)<br />

• Phoebe McKenzie (Mid CanterburyJuniorTeam)<br />

• Sama Sooialo (Mid Canterbury-Timaru Combined Associations<br />

Junior Team)<br />

• Tāne Moore(Mid Canterbury Junior Team)<br />

• Luke Rhodes (selected for the Mid Canterbury-Timaru Combined Team<br />

but sadly unable to compete dueto‘isolation’requirements)<br />

Nina said thatall the junior shooters should be commendedfor selection to<br />

this competition (apparently the largest indoor smallbore competition of its<br />

kind in Australasia).<br />

The course of fire isone double (200.20) and one single (100.10) match,<br />

contributingtoafinal total foreach shooter out of 300.30.<br />

Scores were as follows:<br />

Bree Greer 284.10 CharlotteMckenzie 287.10<br />

Jack Jones 289.13 Madi Tourle 292:13<br />

Phoebe McKenzie 286.07 Sama Sooialo 286.05<br />

Tāne Moore 280.07<br />

CombinedJunior Team Section<br />

Sama Sooialo competed in ateam in the Combined Junior Team section<br />

–which allows for Association entries where the Association isn’t large<br />

enough to field six junior shooters at this level (Juniorbeing Under 21), plus<br />

from Associations who alreadyhaveaJunior Team but have enough quality<br />

Juniors to combine with another group.<br />

In this instance Sama Sooialo, and Luke Rhodes were selected toshoot<br />

with four Timaru Association Juniors. Asnoted above, unfortunately for<br />

Luke he wasinisolation, whichwas described as ‘rotten luck’. Hisspot then<br />

went to the first on-call shooter, Jack McIntosh, who was also unable to<br />

compete, and so then to Eliza McKenzie (StJoseph’s School,283.10and an<br />

exciting addition to the AshColl ranks in 2023).<br />

WinnersofCombinedTeams’Section<br />

This team acquittedthemselvesverywell, andnot only wonthe Combined<br />

Teamssectionbut were 6th overallJuniorteam!<br />

(Pictured above): The Mid Canterbury-Timaru Combined Team with their<br />

Combined Junior Team Champion Medals.<br />

(Back row, left toright): Nicole Curtis (Timaru), Charlotte McKenzie, Tāne<br />

Moore, Jack Jones,Phoebe McKenzie.<br />

(Front row, lefttoright): Eliza McKenzie,SamaSooialo; Liam Harding (Timaru),<br />

Madi Tourle and Emmily MacLean (Timaru),<br />

(Absent from photo): Amelia Swan (Mid Canterbury), Riley Anderson (Timaru).<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Association Open Team<br />

Bree Greer competed with the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Association Open team, which<br />

finished 10th and did extremely well in the Open (ie: senior age) section.<br />

Information<br />

(Pictured left):<br />

Bree Greer.<br />

MidCanterburyOpenTeam<br />

Charlotte McKenzie and Madi Tourle joined together with the<br />

Mid Canterbury Open team to go very close tothe title, ending up 4th<br />

overall.<br />

Return of Greenhough Shield toMid Canterburyand Title Defended<br />

Andthe big result of theday was JackJones(Captain), CharlotteMcKenzie,<br />

Madi Tourle, Phoebe McKenzie and Tāne Moore, together with Mt Hutt<br />

College student,Amelia Swan 288.06, putting on 1442.49togoclearand<br />

defend their South Islandtitle of 2021 and returnthe GreenhoughShield to<br />

MidCanterbury.<br />

This score was seven points better than the exact same team members’<br />

score from 2021, and surpassed some excellent finishes from North Otago<br />

(three points behind) insecond, and afast-finishing and very experienced<br />

team from EastOtago (DunedinCity) in third(four points behind), with this<br />

team containing anumber of university-aged students. Nina said that the<br />

winning team wasagainaclass act.<br />

(Pictured above, left toright): The Mid Canterbury Greenhough Team with<br />

their South Island Junior Team Champion Medals and the Greenhough<br />

Shield –Phoebe McKenzie, Charlotte McKenzie, Jack Jones (Captain), Tāne<br />

Moore, Madi Tourle.<br />

(Absent from the photo): Mt Hutt College studentAmelia Swan.<br />

We welcome the<br />

return of another<br />

of our keycultural<br />

events,<br />

afterthe previous<br />

COVID-restrictions.<br />

If youare able<br />

to attend,diary<br />

this eventwhich<br />

showcases the<br />

musical talent<br />

of manyofour<br />

students.


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NW wastewaterextension under way<br />

Work begins this week on aninemonthprojecttoexpand<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s<br />

wastewater pipe network into the<br />

north-westpartoftown.<br />

The $3.285m project involves laying 2km<br />

of pipes and building apump station that<br />

will pump wastewater toMiddle Road,<br />

where itwill enter the town’s existing<br />

wastewatersystem.<br />

New pipes will run along Carters Road,<br />

Farm Road and Allens Road, and the pump<br />

station will be built on Allens Road, near<br />

Mill Creek.<br />

Infrastructure Services Group Manager<br />

Neil McCann saidthe contract forthe work<br />

had been awarded to Tru-Line Civil, who<br />

were ready to start work this week.<br />

“Public traffic through Allens Road<br />

between Turton Street and Racecourse<br />

Road will be affected attimes and traffic<br />

controlswillbeinplace,howeverresidents<br />

will always have access during the course<br />

of the work. Our contractors will keep<br />

residents updated as the project moves<br />

through fivedifferent stages.”<br />

The stages of work will require traffic<br />

managementonthe following roads:<br />

• Allens Road, between Turton Street<br />

and Racecourse Road –7<strong>September</strong><br />

to 11 October<br />

• Carters Road, between Allens Road<br />

and Farm Road –12October to 8<br />

December<br />

• Farm Road, between Carters Road<br />

and Racecourse Road –9December<br />

to 17 January2023<br />

• Farm Road, between Carters Road<br />

and Middle Road –18January2023to<br />

1March 2023<br />

• Allens Road, between Carters Road<br />

and Middle Road –2March 2023to29<br />

May 2023<br />

Full road closures will be required at<br />

times because of the depth of the new<br />

wastewaterline (up to 4.2m)and the size<br />

of the line (up to 300mm in diameter).<br />

Mr McCann said the roads maybeclosed<br />

temporarilytoallvehiclesandpedestrians,<br />

except residents.<br />

“This has to be donetoprotectthe crews<br />

working on those deep trenches and also<br />

to protectthe generalpublic andvehicles.<br />

Residents onthe closed sections will be<br />

contacteddirectly by thecontractorprior<br />

to works beginningand they willbekept<br />

up to date about restricted access by the<br />

crews on site.<br />

“We will be doing our best toensure<br />

people are not unduly inconvenienced.<br />

We know there are also many people in<br />

the wider community who usethis area for<br />

recreation so we are asking them to also<br />

From Central Otagoto<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Council has recently welcomed<br />

Leanne Macdonaldasthe new<br />

Group ManagerofBusiness<br />

Support,whichincludes the<br />

finance, information systems,<br />

communicationsand Council<br />

property teams:<br />

I’mreally pleased to be living herein<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> and gettingtoknowmynew<br />

community. Sincearriving afew weeks<br />

ago, I’vebeen focusedonmeetingmy<br />

teams andlearning about someofthe<br />

keypieces of work thatwill fall under<br />

my scope overthe next fewyears.<br />

The Business Support group is wideranging,<br />

with people responsible for<br />

communications, finance, Council<br />

property,information systems and legal<br />

counsel.<br />

Above: The first phase of work will be on Allens Road, between Turton Street and<br />

Racecourse Road.<br />

be prepared for disruption to their usual<br />

routines.”<br />

The newwastewaterline willenablemore<br />

residentialdevelopmentinthearea,which<br />

is mostly zonedResidentialC.<br />

Mr McCann said there were currently<br />

about 50 properties in the area thatwould<br />

be serviced by thenew network,but over<br />

the next 10 years another thousand new<br />

sections couldbecreated.<br />

“The new pipes will also allow some<br />

people to decommission their septic<br />

tanks.”<br />

Anyone wanting to be kept informed of<br />

updates on the project should signup for<br />

free notifications at ashburtondc.govt.nz/<br />

ashburton-district/projects.<br />

Council’s website will also carry regular<br />

updates about the project.<br />

LeanneMacdonald-Group Manager Business Support<br />

And three big things thatIcan already<br />

see on the listofupcomingwork are<br />

funding forthe proposed second<br />

bridge,the move to the newlibraryand<br />

civicbuilding and the 2024-34 Long<br />

Term Plan, planning forwhich has<br />

already started.<br />

Ifeel very proud to be workingfor<br />

the Council andpleased to have the<br />

opportunity to lead the group-thereis<br />

much to learn and Iamenjoyinggetting<br />

stuck in.<br />

My husband has also secured ajob<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong>, andwehavebought a<br />

houseand already feel quite settled.<br />

Our twofur-babieshavejoinedadoggy<br />

day-care,sothe entire family has<br />

settled in well to this very warm and<br />

welcomingcommunity.<br />

Iamchartered accountant by trade<br />

andhaveahistory of local government<br />

that started withthe PalmerstonNorth<br />

airport,beforeImovedtoaregional<br />

council and then ontodistrictcouncils.<br />

Formethe district councils arevery<br />

special as we (thestaff)areverymuch<br />

part of andwithin the community,<br />

supporting our community.<br />

While Iinitiallyhailed from theNorth<br />

Island, IamverymuchaSouth Island<br />

girl at heart. Ihavespent the past three<br />

yearswith the Central OtagoDistrict<br />

Council, looking after similar corporate<br />

services (excluding property) and<br />

really enjoyedthe role, andthe district,<br />

especially thelakes, the rocks and the<br />

trails.<br />

That being said, we love the diversity<br />

of thesceneryherein<strong>Ashburton</strong> from<br />

therollinggreen pasturethrough to the<br />

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Playground<br />

poplarstobe<br />

removed<br />

Access to the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain<br />

children’s playground and nearby<br />

carpark will be restricted next week<br />

when arborists take down two<br />

poplar trees.<br />

The trees are scheduled to be removed<br />

on Thursday 15<strong>September</strong> and Friday<br />

16 <strong>September</strong> and the area will then be<br />

replantedand extrapicnic tables installed.<br />

Thepoplarsare betweenthe playground<br />

andthe access road, and the area will be<br />

closed to cars while the arborists work.<br />

The operating area will be roped off and<br />

under supervision, but walkers can still<br />

access all other parts ofthe domain and<br />

carparking isavailable on Walnut Avenue.<br />

Community Services Group Manager<br />

SteveFabish said poplarswereknown to<br />

cause problems when they reached old<br />

age.<br />

“While these two trees are still relatively<br />

young, longterm theyreally arethe wrong<br />

tree in the wrong place. Removing them<br />

now will make way for ustoplant trees<br />

that arebetterfor shade.<br />

“It also provides an opportunity to<br />

make that side of the playground more<br />

connected and accessible to the whole<br />

site, as notedinarecent report.”<br />

beautiful snow-coveredalps,and of<br />

course the beautiful Mt Hutt.<br />

My husband and Iare really looking<br />

forwardtoexploring the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Districtand the widerregion on our<br />

gravel bikes, and simply enjoying<br />

the countryside with our twodogs<br />

and generally getting to knowwhat<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>has to offer.<br />

So if yousee me outand about please<br />

feel free to sayhello.Ilove meeting new<br />

people, especially in the community<br />

thatIamheretosupport.<br />

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Localelection voting packs arrivingsoon PUBLICNOTICES<br />

It’s just over aweek until voting<br />

packs for the local elections start<br />

arriving in mailboxes around the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>District.<br />

Aside from the mayoral race, nine<br />

councillors will be elected torepresent<br />

three wards, as well as five Methven<br />

Community Board Members and<br />

six Braided Rivers Community Trust<br />

members.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> DistrictCouncil Chief Executive<br />

Hamish Riach said people looking for<br />

more information about the candidates<br />

haveseveral options.<br />

“There will be information about<br />

candidates in the voting packs, but<br />

voters can also go to our voteashburton.<br />

nz website now and browse through the<br />

candidate profiles to easily see who is<br />

standing in their ward.”<br />

The profiles include contactdetails forthe<br />

candidatesaswell.<br />

Mr Riach said therewereseveral meetthe<br />

candidates events being organised and<br />

he encouraged voters to go along anddo<br />

their due diligencebeforeticking the box<br />

on their voting papers.<br />

The first event isonthis Sunday at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Event Centre, at 2pm, and<br />

people can find more details on the<br />

main page of voteashburton.nz. An<br />

event has also been organised at the Mt<br />

Hutt Memorial Hall in Methven on 13<br />

<strong>September</strong>,at7pm.<br />

For those wishing todig in abit deeper,<br />

Policy.nz (hostedbyThe Spinoff)has given<br />

all candidates standing in local elections<br />

the chance toshare their thoughts on<br />

variousareas of policy. Notall candidates<br />

have contributed, but for those who<br />

have, it’s agood way tosee what they<br />

think abouttopics suchasrates, our local<br />

economyand climate change.<br />

Mr Riach said it wasalso timely forcouncil<br />

this week to thank three long-serving<br />

members of the Methven Community<br />

Board for their contributions over many<br />

years.<br />

Dan McLaughlin, Sonia McAlpine and<br />

RonSmith attended theirlastcommunity<br />

boardmeetingonMonday –the three are<br />

notseekingre-election.<br />

Mr McLaughlin was elected in 2010 and<br />

has been chair since 2016, Mrs McAlpine<br />

waselected in 2013 and has been deputy<br />

since2016and Mr Smith wascompleting<br />

his second term after being elected in<br />

2016.<br />

“Their contribution to the board and<br />

the Methven community is greatly<br />

appreciated. They have been great<br />

ambassadorsfor Methven,”MrRiach said.<br />

Voting in all the local elections starts on<br />

16 <strong>September</strong> and closes at noon on<br />

Saturday 8October. Find out more at<br />

voteashburton.nz<br />

Park 'n' bark: Check out our newcar park<br />

People exercising their pooches at<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Dog Park can now<br />

use thenew 20-spacecar park at the<br />

facility, with access off Cass Street<br />

next to the new Kmart development.<br />

Asloping path leads from the carpark to<br />

the entrance to the dog park, which has<br />

separate areasfor small andall dogs. The<br />

entrance also has plastic poo bags and<br />

awater foundation for both dogs and<br />

humans.<br />

Community Services Group Manager<br />

Steve Fabish said there wasstill work to do<br />

on the newdog park entrancebut people<br />

Hearaboutour<br />

Māori history<br />

Join usatthe <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art Gallery<br />

and Museum next Wednesday (14<br />

<strong>September</strong>) at 6pm during Te Wiki<br />

oteReo Māori for aspecial event<br />

from the Tāngata Ngāi Tahu authors<br />

and researchers. The team will be<br />

presenting thelives and contributions<br />

of variousNgāiTahu people associated<br />

withthe Hakatere <strong>Ashburton</strong> District.<br />

The connected Kā Huru Manu<br />

exhibition, which provides an insight<br />

into the Ngāi Tahu history of our<br />

district,runsuntil 18 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

Above: Retiring members of the Methven Community Board (from left) Dan<br />

McLaughlin, Sonia McAlpine and RonSmith.<br />

couldbegin using the carpark.<br />

“Staff will beinstalling rubbish bins and<br />

there’s also agility equipment to put in,<br />

as well as ashingle pathand moreplants.<br />

We’ll be planting extra trees inside the<br />

exercise areasfor shade.”<br />

The dog park has had abig makeover,<br />

following the floods of May 2021 when<br />

it was mostly under water after the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> River burst itsbank,taking out<br />

fences and depositing shingle and debris<br />

aroundthe park.<br />

It has been rebuilt 50 per cent bigger, with<br />

newfences,new dogplay equipment and<br />

Draft StormwaterBylaw<br />

Our stormwaternetwork does<br />

the essential job of collecting<br />

and carryingrainwateraway<br />

from buildings androads.<br />

We’vedraftedanew bylawtomanage<br />

our stormwaterinfrastructureand help<br />

protectboththe environmentand<br />

publichealth. We’d like your feedback!<br />

We want to hearfrom YOU!<br />

Visit ashburton.govt.nz/haveyoursay or<br />

scan the QR code to viewthe consultation<br />

documentsand shareyour feedback by 5pm,<br />

Sunday 18 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

anew entranceoffCass Street.<br />

“Aswellasundertakingtherepairwork,we<br />

have removedtrees, recontouredthe bank<br />

to make it easier to mow and maintain,<br />

and increased the overall area by quite a<br />

lot. It’sgetting greatuse and we’vehad lots<br />

of positive feedback,”MrFabishsaid.<br />

“The newcar park hasroom for20vehicles<br />

and lighting,and weencourage peopleuse<br />

this spaceratherthan the old carpark at<br />

theend of William Street.”<br />

The dog park is adesignated area where<br />

people can exercise their dogs off the<br />

leash.<br />

PROPOSED ROAD<br />

CLOSURE:<br />

RAKAIA SCHOOL 150TH<br />

JUBILEE<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> DistrictCouncil givespublic<br />

noticeofaproposal to temporarily close<br />

roads to ordinary vehicletraffic to enable<br />

the holdingofacommunity event –<br />

RakaiaSchool 150th Jubilee.<br />

Roads proposed tobeclosed:<br />

• MACKIE STREET, from Elizabeth<br />

Avenue to DunfordStreet<br />

• DUNFORD STREET, from Cridland<br />

StreettoMackie Street<br />

Period of closure: From 10am until<br />

11.30am on SATURDAY, 22 October<br />

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

Any person objecting to theproposal<br />

should lodgenoticeoftheir objection<br />

and the grounds fortheir objectionin<br />

writing by post or email (info@adc.<br />

govt.nz) to the Council, 5Baring Square<br />

West, <strong>Ashburton</strong> by 4pmonFRIDAY,16<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

NEIL McCANN<br />

GroupManager InfrastructureServices<br />

COMMUNITYNOTICEBOARD<br />

UPCOMING MEETINGS<br />

Meetings areheld in theCouncil<br />

Chambers, 137 Havelock Street,<br />

(unless otherwise advised).<br />

Council Agencies (six-month<br />

reports) -Wednesday 14 <strong>September</strong>,<br />

9.30am (live-streamed)<br />

Council Hearings(<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Airport Development Plan) -<br />

Wednesday 14 <strong>September</strong>,1.00pm<br />

(live-streamed)<br />

Council Meeting -Wednesday 21<br />

<strong>September</strong>,1.00pm (live-streamed)<br />

Council Activity Briefings -<br />

Wednesday 28 <strong>September</strong>,9.30am<br />

Audit &Risk Committee -<br />

Wednesday 28 <strong>September</strong>,1.30pm<br />

(live-streamed)<br />

Council Hearings(Stormwater<br />

Bylaw) -Thursday 29 <strong>September</strong>,<br />

9.00am (live-streamed)<br />

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no matter the weather! Thestrap helps<br />

keep lids shut on windy days,and when<br />

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

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Vintage beauties on show for cancer<br />

Classicand modern beauties on<br />

show at the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Vintage<br />

Car Club’s annual Daffodil Day<br />

show and shineraised $3100 for<br />

Mid Canterbury’s Cancer<br />

Society.<br />

Themoney was handed over<br />

by club members Peter Jacob<br />

and Colin Sweetman last week<br />

to Mid Canterbury Cancer<br />

Society’s Mandy Casey and<br />

Annie Bonifant.<br />

Thecar club’s showand shine<br />

last monthsaw vehicles from<br />

across theageslinedupfor<br />

viewingatthe club grounds in<br />

Tinwald. Hundreds of people<br />

attended viewing160 cars of all<br />

makes andmodelsonshow.<br />

Club members also had their<br />

museum open forviewingand<br />

among those on show is arare<br />

1978 Reliant Super Robin GB<br />

Special.<br />

TheReliant Robin was<br />

produced in the UK between<br />

1973 and 1981, then revamped<br />

and producedunderadifferent<br />

management from 1989 to 2002.<br />

Thethree­wheeled Robin in<br />

the museumwas sold newinthe<br />

UK andbought from<br />

Nottinghamin2010. It has a<br />

850cc, all alloyOHV Reliant<br />

engine andafour speed manual<br />

gearbox.<br />

It was handbuilt by Reliant in<br />

Tamworth, UK andwas one of<br />

just ahandful produced as a<br />

convenient mode of transport<br />

that could be driven on amoped<br />

licence. They were also<br />

cheapertoregister.<br />

The original owner wasan<br />

elderlyladywho useditfor a<br />

fewyears prior to her death.<br />

It was stored for 25 years<br />

beforebeingrediscovered with<br />

just 23,000miles (37,015km) on<br />

the speedometer.<br />

The robin was produced with<br />

three wheelssoitcouldbe<br />

driven on amoped licence and<br />

fit into the lower tax and<br />

registrationbracket than cars<br />

in the UK.<br />

It was officially registered as<br />

atricycle.<br />

It was popular withmany<br />

motorcyclists and those with<br />

basic moped licences.<br />

It was cheap to purchase,<br />

register and run averaging<br />

around 70miles per gallon and<br />

atop speed of around85m/h<br />

(137km/hour).<br />

The Reliantcompany has<br />

been making three wheeled<br />

vehicles since 1935 with around<br />

250,000 produced in many<br />

forms.<br />

The last Reliant Robin was<br />

made in 2001.<br />

The car club’s museumis<br />

open every Saturday from 10am<br />

to noon, or on request by<br />

phoning 3<strong>08</strong>4595.<br />

The museum showcases some<br />

of the work of members who<br />

have restored some rare old<br />

beauties,with up to 40 vehicles<br />

and 15 motorcycles in the<br />

collection.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Vintage Car Club<br />

members Colin Sweetman,<br />

Karen Bell and Peter Jacob<br />

handover $3100 to Cancer<br />

Society Mid Canterbury’s Annie<br />

Bonifant and Sharon Robinson,<br />

and, at right, the 1978 Reliant<br />

Super Robin GB Special on<br />

show in the club’s museum.<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Combined <strong>Ashburton</strong> side take to field<br />

AMid Canterbury­combined secondary<br />

schools boys hockeyteam convincingly<br />

beat aWest Coast combinedteam 4­1 in<br />

their final matchofplay last week.<br />

Thegame ­for 7th and8th ­was played<br />

at the NBSTurf,inthe <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Domain, and was the end of aweeklong<br />

secondary schools Tier4tournament<br />

hosted by Mid Canterbury Hockey.<br />

Both teamswere combinationsides<br />

made up of pupils from avariety of<br />

schools.<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong> team had players from<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College,<strong>Ashburton</strong> Christian<br />

School andMount Hutt College,while<br />

theWestCoast team wasmadeupof<br />

players from Greymouth High School,<br />

John Paul II HighSchool andWestland<br />

HighSchool.<br />

The twoteams battled to thefinal<br />

whistle, but <strong>Ashburton</strong> provedtoo strong<br />

and at theend of the fourthquarter were<br />

ahead by three points.<br />

Tournament director DarrylLaw, of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, said eight boys teams,and<br />

eight girls teamsfrom Christchurch to<br />

Dunedin and the West Coast were<br />

entered in thetournament ­the first of its<br />

kind to be held in twoyears due to covid.<br />

Players stayed at variouslocations<br />

around the district.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong>sidewas made up of<br />

players fromaround the district to even<br />

out the draw to ensurethere wasnobye<br />

during theboys competition, he said.<br />

The Tier 4side was theonlyMid<br />

Canterbury team to play at the event, with<br />

both the<strong>Ashburton</strong> College boys and girls<br />

firstXIhockey teams playing in their<br />

equivalent level tournamentin<br />

Christchurch. In those games the boys<br />

team placedsecond, and the girls third.<br />

Howeverthe Tier 4finals in <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

played lateonFriday afternoon, saw<br />

LoganParkHigh (of Dunedin) play<br />

RollestonCollege in theboys final, and St<br />

Andrew’s Collegesecond XI play<br />

RollestonCollege in thegirls final.<br />

TheoverallwinnerswereLogan Park<br />

High in theboysfinal (winning 3­2)and St<br />

Andrew’s Collegeinthe girls final<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, in red, play West Coast in secondary schools tier 4play.<br />

PHOTOS TONI WILLIAMS<br />

(winning 2­1).<br />

Theprizegiving<br />

presentationsweremadeafter<br />

each game by <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District councillor Rodger<br />

Letham, stepping in formayor<br />

NeilBrown.<br />

Withjust afew younger age group<br />

representative hockey gamesleft to play,<br />

Mr Law said if there wasenough interest<br />

Mid Canterbury Hockey was nowlooking<br />

to set up asummer leaguecompetition.<br />

Whole teams could be entered or<br />

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Celebrating 30 years in business<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Skip and JenMuir arecelebrating 30 years servicing our community<br />

It has been a<br />

lifelong affiliation<br />

forSkip(real<br />

name David),<br />

who startedasan<br />

apprenticeflooring<br />

installer at age<br />

15 with familybased<br />

business<br />

Redmonds,in<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

David as ababywas giventhe nickname Skip,after Skippy<br />

the bush kangaroo. Italso made it easier forthe family as<br />

his father wasalso named David,sothe name stuck.<br />

Afterseveral years working forRedmonds and completing<br />

his apprenticeship,inhis early 20s Skip made amoveto<br />

Christchurch wherehejoined DeluxeCarpets.<br />

It waswhile working forDeluxethathebadly rolled an<br />

ankle and thoughttohimself thatifithad been aknee<br />

injury, it mightbethe end of aflooring career. Hestarted<br />

considering whathewould do in thatsituation and<br />

thoughtabout opening his ownshop in <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Twomonths aftergetting advice-and the thumbs up -<br />

from bank manager Jim Lischener and accountantTrevor<br />

Croy,who both said “giveitgo”,Skip-2-ItDial-A-Carpet<br />

Services wasborn.<br />

Skip opened his first shopat92 Victoria Street,inAugust<br />

1992.<br />

Back then, the first companycar wasaHolden Belmont<br />

station wagon (pictured right).<br />

It wasbit old and rustysowhen new laws startedcoming<br />

in regarding rust on vehicles,Skipdecided to cover it in<br />

carpet.<br />

Thecarpet action resulted in articles appearing in local<br />

and regional papers and even an Australian car magazine.<br />

Even nowpeople still remember it.<br />

Afterabout 18 months,the firmmoved to 110 Victoria<br />

Street (corner of Victoria and Cass Streets), wherehe<br />

remained forthe next seven years. During this time he<br />

also branched out by adding curtains and blinds to the<br />

business. Healso introduced atiling servicewhich has<br />

sincebeen taken over by brother,LintonMuir.<br />

Ironically,when he startedhis ownbusiness,Skipused to<br />

joke thathewould have to marry an accountanttomake<br />

his lifeeasier.Then he did.<br />

In 1997, Skip met Jenny(nee Smyth) who wasworking<br />

(Pictured topleft):<br />

First shop,<br />

92 Victoria Street.<br />

as an accounting clerkatLeech &Partners –who is now<br />

both his wifeand businesspartner.<br />

In 2001 they relocatedto240 Burnett St (former<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Traders building), having boughtthe building<br />

sightunseen at the adviceofSkip’sfather-in-law. This<br />

move gave the business greatervisibilityand higher foot<br />

traffic which continued its success.<br />

When the global financial crisis hit in 2009,<br />

work got tight, margins tighterand they<br />

had to lay-off astaff member.<br />

It wasthen they made the decision to join<br />

the newly formed Flooring Xtragroup<br />

which givesthem better buying power,<br />

autonomyand also corporatesupportand<br />

benefits.<br />

An additional appeal wasFlooring Xtra<br />

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carpet storeowners and not afranchise.<br />

“The supportand guidanceprovided by<br />

Flooring Xtrahas been invaluable in being<br />

able to constantly improve<br />

our business”Jen said.<br />

Afterearthquake damage<br />

to the building was<br />

considered unfeasible<br />

to repair,and afterthree<br />

years of looking foranew<br />

building,they movedto<br />

their current siteon68<br />

Cass Street in 2016.<br />

They also completed the<br />

build of anew warehouse<br />

at the NorthparkBusiness<br />

Estate in 2018.<br />

Skip and Jen have always<br />

appreciatedthe support<br />

of the MidCanterbury<br />

communityoverthe<br />

past 30 years and have<br />

thereforehad astrong<br />

focus on giving back to the community<br />

through sponsorship. This sponsorship has<br />

included several squash clubs,bowls clubs,<br />

hockey teams,rugbyteams,and other<br />

individuals over the years. “Ourfamily<br />

has alwayshad astrong focus on sport,<br />

and we felt it wasimportanttoassist the<br />

communitythatsupportour business,so<br />

thatwas one waywecould help”Jen said.<br />

Skip and Jen aregrateful forthe supportof<br />

their family and clients over the years and<br />

look forwardtoenjoying the next 30 years<br />

and beyond offering atop flooring service.<br />

Owner operators Jen and Skip Muir.<br />

Skip-2-ItFlooring Xtracurrently have four full time and twopart<br />

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customer make adecision in the shop<br />

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Jen.<br />

Installers: (back) Lenny, Ricus,Ken, (front) Dylan, Liam, Courtney, Connor.<br />

(Pictured topright):<br />

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(Pictured bottom left):<br />

240 Burnett Street.<br />

(Pictured bottom right):<br />

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20 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Identifying the real cost of seed<br />

Arablefarmers need to<br />

understand their ‘truecost’ of<br />

production to ensure<br />

continued financial viabilityand<br />

Federated Farmers has a<br />

spreadsheettodoexactly that.<br />

Thenew cost of production<br />

spreadsheetoffers growers a<br />

unique tool to analyseall<br />

relevantcosts associated with<br />

growing ryegrassand white<br />

clover seed crops and running<br />

the farm.<br />

It even allows for areturn on<br />

investment.<br />

FederatedFarmers herbage<br />

seed chair John McCaw, of<br />

Methven, said herbage seed<br />

production was arisky<br />

business. ‘‘Farmers deserve<br />

better than break even.’’<br />

Thespreadsheet release<br />

coincides with arecent<br />

Foundation for Arable<br />

Research (FAR) gross margin<br />

analysis for ryegrass seed<br />

production.<br />

It showed abreak­even<br />

result on seed production but a<br />

profit from associated lamb<br />

trading.<br />

TheFederated Farmers<br />

spreadsheetincludes lamb<br />

grazing income, but Mr McCaw<br />

concedes notall arable<br />

farmers arewilling or ableto<br />

trade lambs.<br />

‘‘Grazing lambs requires<br />

capital, labour, and<br />

infrastructure quite separate<br />

to that of seed production.<br />

Foundation for Arable Research herbage seed research manager<br />

Richard Chynoweth, at right, during afield day event discussing<br />

white clover management.<br />

PHOTO FILE<br />

‘‘Having ryegrassinthe<br />

system facilitateslamb grazing<br />

but thisshould not be usedto<br />

justifyalower seed price to<br />

growers."<br />

While gross marginshave<br />

their place,MrMcCaw is<br />

concerned they arenot the<br />

right tool in this instance.<br />

‘‘It’s all about the cost of<br />

production. Gross margin<br />

analysis is simplistic and<br />

usefulonly for considering one<br />

crop option against another.’’<br />

‘‘Each crop must carry its<br />

fair shareofthe unseen cost of<br />

running afarmincluding<br />

wages of management, rates,<br />

insurance,and<br />

administration.’’<br />

Being abletoallocate a<br />

share of all those ‘other’ costs<br />

(about $1300 per hectare) to an<br />

otherwise simple gross­margin<br />

assessment was alightbulb<br />

moment for Mr McCaw.<br />

‘‘I’vebeendoing gross<br />

marginsonour farm for 20<br />

years, thinkingIunderstood<br />

our cost of production.Iwish<br />

I’d had thistool earlier ­Ithink<br />

we would be farming very<br />

differently now if we had.’’<br />

He suspectedplant<br />

breeders’ focus on herbage<br />

productionhas come at the<br />

cost of seed yield.<br />

Laterheading varietiesoften<br />

yield less seedand require<br />

additional water and<br />

fungicides.<br />

Yield gainshad plateaued<br />

while growerpriceshave<br />

languished.<br />

‘‘It’s been happening over<br />

many years but now<br />

productioncosts have risen<br />

steeply, and we have a‘cost of<br />

living crisis’ in the herbage<br />

seed industry."<br />

The extenttowhich prices<br />

must increase to return<br />

growers to profit is of concern<br />

to both growersand<br />

merchants.Aresetwas<br />

needed, not just an inflation<br />

adjustment.<br />

The question is howto<br />

achieve that without pricing<br />

ourselves outofthe<br />

internationalmarket, he said.<br />

Farmers resilience with challenges<br />

Beef+LambNew Zealand’s (B<br />

+LNZ) lateststocknumber<br />

survey showsfarmersadapting<br />

quicklytochallenging<br />

circumstancesincluding<br />

droughts, processing delays<br />

and Covid­19,while<br />

afforestationremains a<br />

significantconcern.<br />

Thereport highlights the<br />

extent of farmlandbeing<br />

convertedtoforestry, which<br />

continuestohaveanegative<br />

impact on rural communities.<br />

B+LNZ economic service<br />

chief economist AndrewBurtt<br />

said the increase in farm<br />

sales into forestry is yet to<br />

lead to asignificant reduction<br />

in stock numbers, but it can be<br />

expected verysoon.<br />

“There is usually alag<br />

between farm sale and<br />

plantings, and planting is<br />

constrainedbyavailabilityof<br />

seedlings and labour to plant<br />

them,” he said.<br />

“Afterthe original landhas<br />

been planted, how livestock<br />

movethrough the system on to<br />

other farms before being sent<br />

to processing or directly to<br />

processing influences what<br />

statistics show.<br />

‘‘Much depends on the<br />

circumstances on individual<br />

farms.”<br />

B+LNZchief executive<br />

SamMcIvorsaidthe extent of<br />

sheepandbeeffarmland<br />

beingconvertedtoforestry,<br />

alongwith the cumulative<br />

impactofarange of other<br />

policies on farm viability, is<br />

concerning.<br />

He said there neededtobe<br />

specificlimitsontheamount<br />

of forestry usedtooffset fossil<br />

fuel emissions in the<br />

EmissionsTradingScheme<br />

(ETS).<br />

“NewZealand is theonly<br />

country to allow 100percent<br />

forestryoffsetting.<br />

‘‘Other countries only allow<br />

about 10 percent,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘Withoutthese limits all<br />

other policychanges,while<br />

helpful,willnot solvethe<br />

problem.’’<br />

The Government needed to<br />

takeurgentactiontostop the<br />

lossofproductivefarmland<br />

andthe decimation of rural<br />

communities, he said.<br />

Thereportshowedsheep<br />

numbers in NewZealand<br />

were steadyoverthe past 12<br />

monthsand beef cattle<br />

numbers fellonlyslightly,<br />

despite unfavourable<br />

conditions in someregions.<br />

Thetotalnumberofsheep<br />

in New Zealand came to 25.78<br />

million, compared to 25.73<br />

million last year, while beef<br />

cattle numbers decreased by<br />

0.9 percent, to an estimated<br />

3.93 million.<br />

Canterbury /Marlborough<br />

andEastCoastwerethe only<br />

regions where there was an<br />

increase.<br />

Their total sheep numbers<br />

were up 1.5 percent to 6.59<br />

million and 5.7 percentto5.81<br />

million, respectively.<br />

The EastCoast alsosawa<br />

total beef cattle increaseof<br />

6.5percent to 1.02million,<br />

while Marlborough /<br />

Canterbury’sbeefcattle<br />

numbers rose by 6.2 percent<br />

to 756,000.<br />

“Marlborough /<br />

Canterbury’sincreased<br />

numbers of breeding ewes,<br />

hoggets, total sheep, and total<br />

beef cattle in 2021­22 can be<br />

attributed to rebuilding from<br />

the previous two difficult<br />

seasons, when they<br />

experienced dry conditions<br />

and drought.’’<br />

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NEW BOSSATHELM<br />

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Harmstrategy to protect farming<br />

people from preventable harm,<br />

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Farms chair Lindy Nelson said<br />

SaferFarmswereonamission to<br />

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“Lyndsey has experience in the<br />

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RABOBANK BOARD<br />

Chris Blackisset to jointhe<br />

RabobankNew Zealand board and<br />

become thenew chair, followingthe<br />

decision by current chair Andy<br />

Borlandtostep down fromthe board<br />

this Novemberafter six years.Mr<br />

Blackhas governance and<br />

executive experience, and astrong<br />

backgroundinrural insurance,<br />

banking andinvestment<br />

management.Heretired last year<br />

after13yearsaschief executiveof<br />

ruralinsurance groupFarmers<br />

Mutual Group (FMG).Hewill be an<br />

observeratthe next board meeting<br />

in <strong>September</strong>and formally jointhe<br />

board at its November meeting.<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

21<br />

Massey power goes on show<br />

If it roars like abeast and has<br />

the powerofabeast, surely it is<br />

abeast.<br />

The Masseybeast; a1986<br />

MasseyFerguson 4880, with 320<br />

horsepower,and the onlyknown<br />

one of its kind in New<br />

Zealand.<br />

And for members of the<br />

publicthere is achance to see it<br />

up close this monthatthe Mid<br />

Canterbury VintageMachinery<br />

Club’s Massey Ferguson display<br />

event.<br />

Lauriston farmer Anthony<br />

Hampton, who likes big<br />

articulated tractors,isputting<br />

the 4880 on displayalongside<br />

othersfrom his extensive<br />

MasseyFerguson collection.<br />

The event,bythe Mid<br />

Canterbury VintageMachinery<br />

Club,ispart of atribute to the<br />

175th anniversary of Massey<br />

Ferguson.<br />

“It’sjust abig ol’ American<br />

gruntmachine,” Mr Hampton<br />

said, of the 4880.<br />

It has a903 Cummins engine,<br />

V8 powered and turbo charged.<br />

“It has just real goodold<br />

lugging horsepower. It’s<br />

comfortabletodrive, got all the<br />

mod cons bar for electronics.<br />

Air conditioning.<br />

“It’s avery nicetractor to<br />

drive.”<br />

The 4880 was the Hamptons<br />

latestacquisition and sourced<br />

out of Ohio, in the United States<br />

at the instigation of Mr<br />

Hampton’s son.<br />

It was preowned, with very<br />

low hours.<br />

“He wanted it so we bought it<br />

in,” Mr Hampton said.<br />

“It hasn’t done alot of work.’’<br />

But that no doubt was set to<br />

change, with the Hamptons<br />

planning to use it for heavy<br />

cultivation work.<br />

The club’s Massey tribute is a<br />

staticdisplay of all things­<br />

Masseyrelated and held in a<br />

field on the farm at 1448<br />

MethvenChertsey Road, at<br />

Lauristonon<strong>September</strong> 17<br />

from 9am .Itwill be on wet or<br />

fine.<br />

It will alsoserve as a<br />

fundraiser to fit­out and build a<br />

club library usedtostore<br />

historic machinery and parts<br />

manualsdonatedbylocal<br />

businesses.Entry costs $10 per<br />

adult, children free.<br />

Anybodywith Masseys are<br />

also welcome to bring them<br />

along for show.<br />

Club members are hopingto<br />

see arange of Masseys<br />

spanning at least 100 yearswith<br />

anything from 12 to 200<br />

horsepower,and up to 400<br />

horsepower.<br />

Mr Hampton’s oldest tractor<br />

is a1928 Wallis, apredecessor<br />

to Massey Harris.<br />

More power ... Anthony<br />

Hampton with his latest<br />

acquisition, a1986 Massey<br />

Ferguson 4880 with 320<br />

horsepower among his<br />

working farm tractors, and<br />

below, some of the collection<br />

to be on show.<br />

PHOTOS TONI WILLIAMS<br />

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22 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

TREES FELLED ON EAST STREET<br />

Abortists have removed eight<br />

unhealthy Ash trees along East<br />

Street, between Moore and<br />

Kermode streets this week.<br />

The work in <strong>Ashburton</strong>was<br />

initially scheduled for late July,<br />

but delayed due to the high<br />

winds at the time.<br />

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

community services group<br />

manager Steve Fabish said the<br />

trees had been alovely feature<br />

of the green for years, but had<br />

been deteriorating.<br />

“Our specialist tree staff have<br />

nurtured them for as long as we<br />

can but the trees look<br />

noticeably poorly and it’s time<br />

for them to go. They’ve had a<br />

long life and been enjoyed by<br />

visitors and locals alike, either<br />

walking along the green or<br />

seeking shadewhile having<br />

lunch.<br />

“We will replace them with a<br />

species of Oak trees called<br />

Quercus ellipsoidalis,” he said.<br />

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24 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Paved paradise now for dog park users<br />

The new dog park entrance enables access to the ‘all dogs’ and ‘small dogs’ areas.<br />

The new sealed car park can facilitate up to 20 vehicles.<br />

PHOTOS INDI ROBERTS<br />

The new CassStreet car parkareaisopen<br />

to the public, enabling<strong>Ashburton</strong> Dog<br />

Parkusers apot hole­free experience<br />

whenventuringout with their dogs.<br />

The purpose­built car parkoffers 20 car<br />

parking spaces in acul­de­sac style area,<br />

withanoverview of boththe ‘all dogs’and<br />

‘small dogs’exerciseareas.<br />

Dogsowners willappreciatethe new<br />

gravelpathwayleadingtothe dual­access<br />

exercise areas,aswell as thenew bins<br />

stationedateitherentrance which were<br />

installed last week.<br />

The car parkitselfisequipped with<br />

lightsand has beensurroundedbynative<br />

shrubs.<br />

The new parking lotispart of ayearlongredevelopmentproject<br />

lead by<br />

council to improvethe dogparkafterit<br />

was damagedinlast year’s floods.Aspart<br />

of the redevelopment thedog park was<br />

split intotwo fully­fenced areas,offering<br />

asafespace for littledogs to enjoy as well<br />

as aspace for all dogstoexercise in.<br />

The dog park also receivedrolling,a<br />

process usedtosmooth the ground and<br />

sew newgrass, as well as new fencing<br />

along the river­side perimeterwhichhad<br />

become damaged duetoflooding.<br />

Anew water fountain suitable fordog<br />

and human use has beeninstalled by the<br />

new carpark.<br />

The Cass Street car park is adrastic<br />

improvement fromthe old car parkatthe<br />

end of William Street, which hadlimited<br />

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David Keen has beenawarded the organisations<br />

supreme annual tribute, the Monarch of the<br />

Glen trophy.<br />

NZDA presidentCraigBenbowsays,<br />

Itsfor someone whos gone above and beyond;<br />

someone whos outstanding and deserves<br />

recognition beyondthe regular. Itsapremier<br />

award.<br />

NZDA chief executive Gwyn Thurlow<br />

presented the award at the 10,000-member<br />

Associations recent annual conference in<br />

Hamilton. Davids one ofthose people who<br />

doesnt come along very often. He givesall of<br />

his owntimefor otherpeople, he says.<br />

David has been an exceptional volunteer<br />

for all New Zealand backcountry users. Hes<br />

given countlesshours towardhut construction<br />

andmaintenance, hes aqualified trainer and<br />

has trained dozens of hunters and volunteers,<br />

andhes an exceptional hunterhimself.<br />

The awards title references Sir Edwin<br />

Landseers iconic paintingofthesamename.<br />

Created around 1851, itdepicts astag with<br />

12-point antlers -aRoyal stag -dominant<br />

in itswildScottishsetting.<br />

David says, It means alot.Im grateful to<br />

have been presented the award, Aswell as<br />

hut construction and maintenance and teaching<br />

the Hunter National Training Scheme (HUNTS)<br />

course, he has been part of the organisations<br />

leadership,competitionjudging, andadvocacy,<br />

and he represents the NZDA inmulti-party<br />

groups.<br />

Two such groups -the Department of<br />

Conservations Tahr Plan Implementation<br />

Liaison Group and the New Zealand Tahr<br />

Foundation, of which he is vice-chair -focus<br />

on one of his mostsignificant huntinginterests.<br />

Tahr is my favouritespecies (alsofallow deer),<br />

and South Westland is afavourite place. The<br />

tahr ballot blocks [annual balloted landings<br />

in West Coastwilderness areas,where humansupporting<br />

infrastructureisnormally prohibited]<br />

are my favourite too.<br />

David says, People have no ideahow much<br />

country there is in there [the wildernessareas].<br />

You feel so small and insignificant. Its great<br />

country. Were prettylucky to be able to go in<br />

there and do that. Ironically, the love of tahr<br />

huntinginthose awe-inspiring places regularly<br />

sees him confined to meeting rooms wearing<br />

his advocates hat.<br />

Local recreationists benefit from Davids<br />

work close to home. He has relocated and<br />

refittedVeil Biv; donerepairs and maintenance<br />

at EadeMemorial,Red Stag, and Steffan huts;<br />

installed athunderbox -portable toilet -at<br />

Forest Creek; and supported the NZDAs<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> branch at Boundary, Potts, and<br />

Top huts.<br />

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WHĀRANGI 2|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>08</strong>MAHURU, <strong>2022</strong><br />

EDITORIAL<br />

Colin Johnstone says they are grateful for the use of Ōrari racecourse for the swapmeet. PHOTO: Archives<br />

SCVCC swapmeet at Ōrari racecourse this weekend<br />

Wednesday, 14<strong>September</strong>, isthe 50th anniversary of<br />

te Petihana Reo Māori (the Māori Language Petition)<br />

presented to Parliament in 1972. Since 1975, the third<br />

week of <strong>September</strong> has been celebrated as Māori<br />

Language Week (this year from 13-19 <strong>September</strong>).<br />

On 1August 1987, Māori became anofficial language<br />

of New Zealand byAct of Parliament. Interestingly<br />

no such act exists for the English language.<br />

The South Canterbury Vintage Car Club<br />

(SCVCC) Swapmeet, delayed sinceApril<br />

due to Covid restrictions, will finally go<br />

aheadthis Saturday, 10 <strong>September</strong>. However,<br />

it will now be at the new location of the<br />

ŌrariRacecourse.<br />

Swapmeet committee chair Colin<br />

Johnstone says, Due to groundconditions<br />

at Winchester Showgrounds, weve had<br />

to find anew location with short notice.<br />

We are grateful to Lee Burdon and the<br />

Ōrari Equestrian Centrefor being extremely<br />

helpful and accommodating.<br />

We willbeatthe Ōrari Racecourse all<br />

weekgetting ready and hope to have the<br />

same setupasother years.Stall numbers<br />

are looking to be nearmaximum, although<br />

we always get afew extra on the day, as<br />

some stallholders are weatherdependent.<br />

This is the clubs only fundraiser, so<br />

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TheSCVCC Swapmeet is on Saturday,<br />

10 <strong>September</strong>, new venue, Ōrari<br />

Racecourse, Ōrari Station Road. Gates<br />

open at 7.30am entry is $5 per adult,<br />

children 15 years and under are free.The<br />

swapmeet finishes around 3.30pm.<br />

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EXHIBITION NOWON<br />

Last week Jordyn laid down some <strong>September</strong> wero<br />

(challenges) for us. The first one was togreet people<br />

in Māori. That is possible for us all. Instead of gday<br />

or hi, we can all make the effort to say kia ora in<br />

the supermarket or post office. Itisnt so long ago<br />

that an employee ofacertain firm was disciplined<br />

for using that greeting. It is great to see that times<br />

are indeed changing.<br />

Whakamoemiti (praise/thanks) to the two young<br />

women from Geraldine High School, Amelia McKeown<br />

and Molly Kate Morrison, who have promoted the use<br />

of a karakia at Rotary meetings. It goes to show that<br />

it doesnt have to be Māori language week to use a<br />

bit of te reo in everyday settings. If we feel a little selfconscious,<br />

that is why we say kia kaha (be strong)<br />

or indeed kaua ewhakamā (dont be shy).<br />

You dont have to be a rugby fan to text FIELD OF<br />

DREAMS G.R.F.C. to 8833. Your vote could help our<br />

local rugby club get its ground refurbished. The obvious<br />

beneficiaries will be the players and fans. However,<br />

the whole town benefits indirectly.Whats not to like<br />

about abetter facility inour town? Just do it. Ithas<br />

to be done soon as the results are out Sunday.<br />

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From left: Brigham and Eden Riwai-Couch, Kelsea Elkington, Fabian Scott and Adelaide Couch-Snow. PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty<br />

Rangatahi visit GHS Whanaungatanga group<br />

On Wednesday, 31 August, 17 members of the<br />

Whanaungatanga group at Geraldine High<br />

School (GHS) received avisit from four rangatahi<br />

(young people) currentlystudying at Canterbury<br />

University.<br />

Assistant principal Suzanne Pidduck is<br />

the teacher responsible for the group.<br />

Whanaungatanga means kinship or close<br />

connection. Suzanne explainsthat the group<br />

was set up to offer support toMāori students<br />

at the school.<br />

Whaea (1) Adelaide Couch-Snow,awell-known<br />

advocate for Māori education in the region,<br />

introduced the rangatahi, two of whom areher<br />

grandchildren, Brigham Riwai-Couch and<br />

KelseaElkington with their respectivepartners<br />

Eden Riwai-Couchand Fabian Scott.The general<br />

message was one of encouragement to take on<br />

tertiary education and make the most of it.<br />

Brigham and Kelsea, who were both educated<br />

through the medium of te reo Māori through<br />

the Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori immersion<br />

schools), say that being Māori isapoint of<br />

difference to be celebrated. Brigham, who is<br />

studyingcommunications, noted that inmany<br />

media and government positions, knowledge<br />

of tikanga andtereo are sought-after attributes.<br />

Whaea Adelaide also introduced matua (2)<br />

Jim Hopa as kaumatua to the group. Jim says,<br />

Te reoisabonus.Itsawonderful gift. Adelaide<br />

told the students, You are future leaders; you<br />

will be in the boardroomsofour country. After<br />

ashort question-and-answersession, the group<br />

shared lunch.<br />

The Whanaungatanga group supports students<br />

who want to further their knowledge of te ao<br />

Māori (the Māori worldview), irrespective of<br />

ethnicity. Students Maddison Phimister and<br />

Ella Hole are putting inabid for next year's<br />

cultural leader position. Neither has ablood<br />

connection to anyiwi,but both saytheywould<br />

like to see the school domore to foster the<br />

inclusion of Māori culture. Maddison, who<br />

comes from the North Island, says that Māori<br />

are almost invisible in Geraldine. She says,<br />

It would begood even to see some bilingual<br />

street signage. HUGH MCCAFFERTY<br />

(1) Whaea (mother or aunt) is aterm of<br />

respect accorded to women.<br />

(2)Matua (father, parent, uncle) is aterm<br />

of respect accorded to men.<br />

NEWS IN BRIEF<br />

Funny fundraiser<br />

asell-out success<br />

The Geraldine Kindergarten fundraiser<br />

wasindeed agreat laugh.Event organiser<br />

Nicky Taylor saysthatthe show wasasellout<br />

with 23 tables ofeight and 40 spare<br />

seats sold (224 inall). With the help of<br />

our generous sponsors we havemade the<br />

$10,000 mark.<br />

Our localperformersShelleyIñón and<br />

Al (HotSauce) Bolland acquitted themselves<br />

well. The professionals Tony Lyall and<br />

Aaron Beardcauseddangerous amounts<br />

of hilarity,with the whole lot tied together<br />

by MC Mike Boon.<br />

During the evening, the audience<br />

learned that Aaron Beard and Geraldines<br />

ConstableDaveBrayare old school chums.<br />

As expected, our local cop came in for a<br />

bit ofaroasting. HUGH MCCAFFERTY<br />

Not aspare seat in the house for the<br />

Geraldine Kindergarten annual fundraiser.<br />

PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty


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Local five-year-old Siya Agaja recently<br />

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She returned home with the winning trophy<br />

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While India traditionally celebrates<br />

Navarātrī from 26 <strong>September</strong> till5October,<br />

Siyas father Jigs says, Over hereinNew<br />

Zealand, different groups celebrate at<br />

different times, so we celebrated at the<br />

Christchurch festival on the evening of<br />

Saturday 27 August. Agroup of Indian<br />

performers were touring Australia and<br />

came to New Zealand. They performed at<br />

the Christchurch festival.<br />

Navarātrī,meaningninenights,isone<br />

of the most revered Hindu festivals. Held<br />

biannually over the first 10 days of the<br />

fortnight of Āśvina-Āśvayuja (<strong>September</strong>-<br />

October), Navarātrī honours Mother<br />

Goddess Durgā,who is worshipped in her<br />

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Siyasmother, Beena, says, Thefestival<br />

has Indian street food, music, and lotsof<br />

dancing. The traditional Indiandanceat<br />

Navarātrī is theGarba,[adanceperformed<br />

by women in acircle aroundaclay lantern<br />

with alight inside].Music is very important;<br />

the festival and celebrations are impossible<br />

without music.<br />

We all got dressed up in traditional<br />

Indian clothing. The dress that Siya wore<br />

is called chaniya choli -chaniyameaning<br />

bottomskirt, cholimeaning the top part.<br />

The dress was gifted by Siyas granny and<br />

sent over from India. This was not the<br />

firsttimeSiya has worn traditionalIndian<br />

clothing, but it wasthe first time she had<br />

worn this particular dress.<br />

The festival celebrationsstartedaround<br />

7pm with lots of dancing, singing and<br />

excitement. It was not until around midnight<br />

that they announced the best-dressed<br />

winners. Siya was very, very tired and<br />

almost readytofallasleep, but when she<br />

wasannounced thewinner, she wassuddenly<br />

wide awake and wanted to continue to<br />

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Students andstaff at Geraldine Primary School spent lastThursday dressed up as theirfavouriteliterary characters.PHOTOS: Debbie Oliver; Facebook/Geraldine PrimarySchool<br />

Dress-up day ahighlight of GPS book week<br />

Last week was Book Week at Geraldine Primary<br />

School, culminating in the Grand Parade, an<br />

eventthat saw students,teachersand support<br />

staff cometoschooldressedupastheirfavourite<br />

literary characters.<br />

School caretakerMalcolm Campbell delighted<br />

students by exchanginghis broom and shovel<br />

for atop hat and cane and spending the day<br />

as Willy Wonka of chocolate factory fame.<br />

During the week, there were visits from<br />

local childrens book author Christine Taylor<br />

and Belinda Roberts from the Page and Post<br />

Booksellers, both of whom read stories to the<br />

children. The students also participated in a<br />

colouring competition decorating bookmarks,<br />

the lucky winners receivingbooksdonated by<br />

Property Brokers Geraldine. The Geraldine<br />

Primary Home and School Committee held a<br />

book sale whichwas also well received.<br />

Year 6teacher Chelley Leov said, Wow,<br />

what afantastic week we havejusthad. Everyone<br />

was buzzing, especially onThursday during<br />

our dress-upday.Therewas so much laughter,<br />

and the incredible effort put into the costumes<br />

was amazing. Everyone was commenting on<br />

how the vibe was one of pure enjoyment and<br />

agood reminder that we need to make time<br />

in our lives for more of this. DEBBIE OLIVER


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Geraldine High School Principal Simon Coleman and Geraldine High School Foundation chair Mark Mulligan. PHOTO: Jan Finlayson<br />

Foundation keen to attract donations<br />

After nearly aquartercentury of substantial<br />

behind-the-scenes supportfor Geraldine<br />

High School, the Geraldine High School<br />

Foundation (GHSF)decided to fly theflag<br />

in the wider school community at itsrecent<br />

Annual GeneralMeeting.<br />

Foundation chair Mark Mulligan says<br />

the GHSFs purpose is to grow an<br />

endowment fund for the benefit of Geraldine<br />

High School and itspupils.Itwas setup<br />

in 1998 as the Geraldine High School<br />

Trust.Recently renamed, the foundation<br />

has committed to spending some of our<br />

funds on alumni outreach.<br />

He says the foundation is keen to attract<br />

donations and bequests. Our job is to<br />

grow the fund. We have about $850,000<br />

under our management. We have an<br />

investment policy; its prettyconservative.<br />

Despite that focus on growth, the<br />

GHSF continues to get behind projects<br />

at the school.<br />

Mark says, Theres amix of handing<br />

money out and keeping some. Theres a<br />

disbursement policywere guided by. We<br />

keep it as broad as possible to benefit as<br />

many students as possible.<br />

Geraldine High SchoolPrincipal Simon<br />

Colemansays the foundation hasrepeatedly<br />

proven its worth in supporting projects<br />

that fall outside Ministry of Education<br />

fundingcriteria. Ministryfundingdoesnt<br />

allow us to provide all thethingswedlike<br />

to provide; things well never be able to<br />

get through any form of ministryfunding<br />

for schools.<br />

He says in recent years, the GHSF has<br />

supported aschool car, which is used<br />

24/7, its supported our playground, and<br />

its givensupport to theHauora Hub [the<br />

schools wellbeingcentre]withasignificant<br />

amount of money towards its development.<br />

The big picture isthat its adding tothe<br />

schooland whatever it sees as vital at the<br />

time.<br />

Mark says, The trustees are people<br />

who have afeel for the school and have<br />

relevant skills. Present trustees are<br />

Elizabeth Harper, Mark Mulligan,<br />

Liz Nattrass,DamonOBrien, WillPolson,<br />

Guy Slater, and Martin Stockley-Smith.<br />

The Geraldine High School principal is<br />

an ex officio foundation member.<br />

To donate ormake abequest tothe<br />

Geraldine High School Foundation, contact<br />

Mark at 027 449 8101. To register on<br />

the Geraldine High School alumni<br />

database and receive updates, email:<br />

GHSFoundation@geraldinehs.school.nz.<br />

JAN FINLAYSON<br />

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David Bray with the newly inducted Rotarians. PHOTO: Supplied<br />

Rotary refresh: record number<br />

of new members and akarakia<br />

Rotary Club President DavidBray reports<br />

that on 23 August, the Temuka-Geraldine<br />

Rotary Club adopted anew karakia<br />

(prayer/invocation) at themonthly meeting<br />

heldatthe Teapot InninTemuka.Nicky<br />

Donkers says, The karakia was prepared<br />

and presented by Amelia McKeown and<br />

Molly Kate Morrison,two wonderfulyoung<br />

women in Year 13 atGeraldineHighSchool<br />

who are now associate student Rotarians.<br />

They coached the meeting and all those<br />

attending throughthe process.<br />

Amelia says, We wereboth privileged<br />

to have been askedbyNicky andDave to<br />

introduce akarakia into Rotary. We met<br />

beforehand to discuss howimportant we<br />

feel itistoacknowledge and appreciate<br />

the history of our New Zealand culture.<br />

As apartofthe Rotary refresh,wefeel it<br />

is theperfecttime to introduce anew ritual<br />

into our club. We cant wait to see this<br />

karakia become aunique aspect ofthe<br />

Temuka-Geraldine Rotary.<br />

David says,Seven new membersand<br />

one associate member were inducted at<br />

the meeting. This is arecord for the club.<br />

HUGH MCCAFFERTY


THURSDAY, <strong>08</strong>SEPTEMBER, <strong>2022</strong> |GERALDINE NEWS |PAGE 7<br />

The trig station was abeacon of hope, says Bianca Sheed. Her photos demostrate its location before, and after. PHOTOS: Supplied<br />

Local landmark removed by nature<br />

Local fitness legend Bianca Sheed hiked<br />

up Huatekerekere (LittleMountPeel) on<br />

Sunday, 21 August. She says, I was shocked<br />

to see the trig had been blown over. She<br />

understands that GPS technology has<br />

rendered it obsolete, but for her and for<br />

many, it is more than ageological marker.<br />

The trigisabeacon of hope when your<br />

lungsand legs areburning, says Bianca.<br />

[It is]asacred spot for many -marriage<br />

proposals, spreading of ashes etcetera.<br />

Having something to touch physically<br />

makes the journey complete.<br />

There is already some talk in the<br />

community about replacing theobsolete<br />

beacon with amonument of some kind<br />

so that hikers will againhave agoaltoaim<br />

for and something for that selfie to document<br />

their climb.<br />

Conservationist Jan Finlayson believes<br />

that the mountain should beleft alone.<br />

She says, Its greatthat the hill is free of<br />

the structure. Its anice minor example<br />

of how the humanfootprint on nature can<br />

be reduced. People have gotten used to<br />

seeing trig stations but looked at objectively,<br />

theyre really intrusive. Soits positive<br />

that technology now allows surveying<br />

without them.<br />

Do you have aview as to what,<br />

if anything, shouldreplace the trig point?<br />

Let us know at hugh@gnews.co.nz.<br />

HUGH MCCAFFERTY<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

The Geraldine Rugby Football Club are pleased<br />

to announce the openingofregistrations for the<br />

club’s 125thJubilee which will take place <br />

,2023.<br />

GRFC inwith achance to<br />

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The four finalists, decided on the basis<br />

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each club, announced on 31 August,<br />

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The winner will bedecided by the<br />

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WHĀRANGI 8|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>08</strong>MAHURU, <strong>2022</strong><br />

KUPU OTEWIKI<br />

Maize orcorn was introduced to New Zealand as early<br />

as 1772. Itquickly became an important crop for Māori,<br />

who called it kānga. This family is gathering maize in<br />

the Nelson region inthe 1880s. PHOTO: Alexander Turnbull<br />

Library, Tyree Studio Collection (PAColl-3064); Ref: 10x8-0944-G<br />

Māra<br />

Māra -Garden<br />

This week we move outside of the whare again to explore<br />

kupu related to the māra,orgarden.Aswelook towards<br />

kōanga (spring), thisisanexcellenttimefor us to practise<br />

kupu that we can use whilst tending the gardens.<br />

Mārakai is an example of howwecan elaborateby<br />

identifying what kind of garden we aredescribing -in<br />

this instance, māra is paired with kai, which tells us<br />

that what grows isedible. This is commonly used to<br />

discuss avegetable garden. A māraputiputi is aflower<br />

garden, with putiputi being the kupu for flower.<br />

Affectionately,putiputiisoften used to describe beauty<br />

by referring to someone as being like aflower. Some<br />

phrases that could beuseful to use whilst interacting<br />

with our māra are listed below:<br />

Keria te paru -Dig the dirt<br />

Whakatō ingā kākano -Plant the seeds<br />

Whāngai ingā kākano -Water the seeds<br />

Hutihutia ngā tarutaru -Pull the weeds<br />

Youmay recognise the word kākano,whichmeans<br />

seedling.Awhakataukī (Māoriproverb)belowincorporates<br />

this kupu:<br />

- Poipoia te kākano, kia puawai<br />

-Nurture the seed, and it will blossom<br />

As we have learned in ourpreviouscolumns, planting<br />

and harvesting timesin te ao Māori (Māoriworldview)<br />

are dictated by the maramataka (lunar calendar),<br />

which indicates the ideal time for these activities to<br />

occur. ManyMāoricontinue to liveby themaramataka<br />

today and interact with the whenua (land) and their<br />

māra accordingly. JORDYN OSBORNE<br />

FROM TE ARA (THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND):<br />

POLYNESIAN CROPS Before Europeans arrived in<br />

New Zealand, Māori grew crop plants that the first<br />

Polynesian settlers brought from tropical Polynesia.<br />

European explorers observed that Māori had neat<br />

gardens, about 0.5-5 hectaresinsize, on sunny, northfacing<br />

slopes. Thesegardens were communally owned<br />

and worked.<br />

NATIVECROPS Afew nativeplants were cultivated<br />

for food, although perhaps not as intensively asthe<br />

Polynesian crops. Some central North IslandMāorigrew<br />

cabbage trees (Cordyline australis) for their edible<br />

rhizomes (roots). Karaka trees were planted near<br />

settlementsfor their fruit. Brackenrhizomes were eaten<br />

when other root crops were in short supply. It is likely<br />

that Māori cultivated plants for ornamental reasons,<br />

because sites settled by Māoricoincide with the current<br />

distribution of the attractive native shrubs kākā beak<br />

(Clianthus maximus) and napuka(Veronicaspeciosa).<br />

GARDENINGMETHODS Beforeplanting, Māoricleared<br />

and burned forest, and prepared the ground. They<br />

spread ash overthe garden and addedsand and gravel<br />

to heavyloam and clay soils. Usually,the land wasnot<br />

completely dug over. Instead, the gardeners formed<br />

the earth into small mounds for planting kūmara, or<br />

scooped it into shallow hollows for growing taro or<br />

gourd. They used the garden for two to six years and<br />

then left it fallow for several years, during which time<br />

acover of fast-growing native shrubs developed.<br />

WEED-FREEGARDENING Pre-EuropeanMāori gardens<br />

were not plagued with weeds. New Zealands native<br />

floradoes not include weedy annuals or biennial plants<br />

that invade cultivated soils.<br />

Waihi Lodge volunteers enjoyed anafternoon tea last Tuesday, with facility manager Mike van der Hayden describing<br />

them as salt of the earth people. PHOTO: Debbie Oliver<br />

Waihi Lodge volunteers salt of the earth<br />

An afternoon tea was held last week to<br />

thank Waihi LodgeCare Centre volunteers.<br />

Manager Mike van der Heyden says that<br />

the volunteers give the Geraldine<br />

community heartand make Waihi Lodge<br />

special.<br />

We are proud and honoured to<br />

acknowledge the fantastic individual,<br />

community group and business support<br />

that makes Waihi Lodge the sought-after<br />

care facility for Geraldines aged care<br />

residents.<br />

Mike acknowledged the SeniorCare<br />

Geraldineboardand consultants for their<br />

governance, knowledge,and experience.<br />

He says thatthe drive to future development,<br />

the personalgivingoftime and resources<br />

andthe support of staff and management<br />

are appreciated.<br />

The Geraldine Community Services<br />

committee, Cycling Without Age riders,<br />

maintenance and gardening workers,<br />

morning tea ladies, weekly flower arrangers,<br />

musicians, pamphlet deliverers, church<br />

ministers,the residents advocate, cultural<br />

advisors andthe Meals on Wheels volunteers<br />

were among those thanked. Mike says<br />

they are also grateful for the support of<br />

Rosies RecycledClothingshop, Barkers<br />

of Geraldine, the Berry Barn Bakery and<br />

Geraldines service groups, Rotary and<br />

Lions.<br />

Afeature of the event was the official<br />

naming of the Jim Hodges lounge at the<br />

Waihi Lodge.Mikeacknowledged the late<br />

Jim Hodges as asignificant contributor<br />

to Waihi Lodge over many years.<br />

Long-time volunteers Jack Ellery and<br />

Jenny Leishman shared memories of Jim<br />

with the volunteers, with Jack saying,<br />

Jim put his heart and soul into Waihi.<br />

Jenny added, Jimwould havebeen very<br />

pleased.<br />

While acknowledging past andpresent<br />

volunteers, Mike says, We alwayswelcome<br />

new volunteers, the residents really<br />

benefitfrom one-on-onetime with them;<br />

please comeand see us if youare interested.<br />

SeniorCare activities for people living<br />

in the community,which have beencurtailed<br />

because of Covid, aredue to recommence<br />

in <strong>September</strong>.<br />

For more information onbecoming<br />

avolunteer atWaihi Lodge, contact<br />

Mike vander Hayden on 03 693 8131.<br />

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The boardsincerely thanksHugh for<br />

his serviceand supports his decision<br />

to lighten his commitments in order<br />

to maintain his personal well-being.<br />

We have been fortunate in<br />

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THURSDAY, <strong>08</strong>SEPTEMBER, <strong>2022</strong> |GERALDINE NEWS |PAGE 9<br />

LOCAL ELECTIONS <strong>2022</strong>: MEET THE CANDIDATES<br />

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WHĀRANGI 10 |NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>08</strong>MAHURU, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Bee carrying pollen in apollen basket on its rear leg. Aswell as collecting pollen for their hive bees pollinate plants as they<br />

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This Saturday, 10August, kicking<br />

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Zealand Golden Oldies.<br />

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season so bees can feed all year.<br />

2. Choosing plants with single flowers<br />

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3. Providing asaucer of clean water<br />

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4. Avoiding using pesticides in your<br />

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5. Takingabreak from lawnmowing<br />

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

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Ensuring NZ has a<br />

skilled workforce<br />

Government is committed to<br />

ensuring New Zealand has the<br />

skilled workforce needed for a<br />

secure recovery by making sure<br />

businesses here in the<br />

Rangitata Electorate have the<br />

workers needed to get the job<br />

done, while helping Kiwis into<br />

careers.<br />

Our Government is delivering<br />

on our promise of aresponsive<br />

and streamlined immigration<br />

system, and new immigration<br />

settings.<br />

Our new streamlined green<br />

list is working to attract<br />

migrants in hard to fill roles<br />

like health workers, tech and<br />

construction engineering, and<br />

tackling immediate skill<br />

shortages.<br />

These immigration settings<br />

are helping to relieve<br />

workforce shortages.<br />

From earlier this week,<br />

eligible skilled migrants with a<br />

job or ajob offer in specific<br />

roles on the Straight to<br />

Residence pathway will be able<br />

to apply for residence, both<br />

from on shore and overseas.<br />

The Straight to Residence<br />

pathway provides an incentive<br />

for migrants who have skills in<br />

hard­to­fill, nationally<br />

significant roles that New<br />

Zealand and the Rangitata<br />

electorate, needs to speed up<br />

our economic growth.<br />

This new pathway offers<br />

potential migrants, like health<br />

practitioners, engineers,<br />

construction and infrastructure<br />

workers, and IT professionals<br />

more certainty.<br />

The streamlined process<br />

makes it easier for employers to<br />

attract and hire people that will<br />

help address shortages in these<br />

highly skilled areas.<br />

We’re also growing skills at<br />

home, ensuring we have the<br />

workforce we need while<br />

supporting people into jobs,<br />

through initiatives like<br />

apprenticeship boost and free<br />

trades training.<br />

Our free apprenticeships and<br />

targeted trades training has<br />

supported 215,375 people since<br />

July 2020, including 98,000<br />

apprentices, and many here in<br />

Rangitata.<br />

Our Apprenticeship Boost<br />

Initiative scheme, which helps<br />

employers to retain and<br />

encourage more people to take<br />

up apprenticeships has so far<br />

supported 48,999 apprentices.<br />

Ialso wanted to quickly touch<br />

on the business case for the<br />

second bridge ­Iunderstand<br />

Waka Kotahi are reviewing the<br />

business case, and will be<br />

working with the council on the<br />

process ahead. Iwill continue<br />

to advocate for our community<br />

and region with my Ministerial<br />

colleagues.<br />

When the <strong>Ashburton</strong>/<br />

Hakatere bridge was damaged<br />

in the flood event last year it<br />

really highlighted for us all the<br />

importance of the bridge for<br />

connectivity throughout the<br />

South Island. It is important for<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> community we<br />

have aresilient connection to<br />

the lower South Island. The<br />

business case for asecond<br />

bridge has been along time<br />

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Experience<br />

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WANTED<br />

BOOKS, MAGAZINES, CD’S, VINYL RECORDS, DVD’S,<br />

PICTURES, JIGSAWS & GAMES<br />

BOOKARAMA proceeds are used by the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Rotary Club and<br />

its Charitable Trust, both here and overseas, for charitable purposes<br />

and to support Rotary projects.<br />

Please phone any of the following members, if you would like<br />

donated books etc. collected.<br />

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Lindsay Holland 3<strong>08</strong> 3201 or 027 452 3107<br />

Book Drop off /<br />

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• Allenton Auto Centre<br />

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• Community House<br />

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• PGG Wrightson, Methven<br />

Bookarama has been running successfully for 43 Years<br />

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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

PHOTO OF THE WEEK<br />

Val Clemens captured Pied Stilts /Poaka at Wakanui Hapua which has filled with<br />

water over the winter and is now providing excellent conditions for wading birds<br />

and ducks.<br />

Known elsewhere as the black­winged stilt, the pied stilt is atruly cosmopolitan<br />

bird with breeding populations throughout many of the tropical and warmer<br />

temperate regions of the world. They are believed to have been in New Zealand<br />

since the early 19th century, with the main growth in population from about<br />

1870­1940.<br />

PHOTO VAL CLEMENS<br />

Got aphoto you want to share? Then submit your photo capturing Mid<br />

Canterbury to: daniel.tobin@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Health<br />

Messagingsystemfor the body<br />

To understand how chiropractic works,<br />

it’s important toconsider the spine’s role<br />

in the body. The spine is there toprotect<br />

the spinal cord, which is partofthe central<br />

nervous system. The spine is like aset of<br />

armour made up of segments,sothatitcan<br />

bend and move naturally with the body.<br />

Underneath that armour, a whole lot is<br />

happening. Messages travel from around<br />

the body, upthe spinal cord and into the<br />

brain. Thebrain processesthose messages,<br />

and sends replies back down the spinal<br />

cord to tell the body how to respond.<br />

The central nervous system is one big<br />

information highway, and it carries vital<br />

messages to everypartofyour body.<br />

Sometimes, the wear and tear of everyday<br />

life can impact the spine and cause spinal<br />

segments to move in away thatisdifferent<br />

to normal –inadysfunctional way. That<br />

wear and tear can happen gradually, such<br />

as from bad posture, or it can happen<br />

suddenly, which is common with sports<br />

injuries.<br />

Because of the close relationship between<br />

the spine and the nervous system,<br />

everyday strains can actually impact the<br />

flowofinformation between the brain and<br />

the body. Messages may not be delivered<br />

to the brain, or they maybeinaccurate.<br />

When that miscommunication occurs<br />

&<br />

Injury Prevention<br />

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Wellbeing<br />

due to abnormal movement in the<br />

spine, chiropractors call this a‘vertebral<br />

subluxation’. As such a chiropractor’s<br />

number one role is to correct vertebral<br />

subluxations of your spine to improve the<br />

function between the brain and the rest of<br />

the body.<br />

Chiropractors make fast, gentle<br />

adjustments to the spine to help restore<br />

natural movementand improvethe flowof<br />

information through your nervous system.<br />

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Consider your central nervous system as<br />

the ‘engine’ ofyour body; achiropractor<br />

acts like amechanic -tuning the spine and<br />

central nervous system so that your body<br />

can run like aracecar.<br />

Would you like to know more about<br />

how Chiropractic can help you? Book a<br />

free chiropractic assessment online at<br />

www.ashburtonchiropractic.co.nz or<br />

phone 3<strong>08</strong>-9516.<br />

Locally owned Keune exclusive<br />

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Allenton<br />

School’s<br />

125th<br />

anniversary<br />

Bruce Tilby<br />

Allenton Primary School willcelebrate its<br />

125th anniversary next month.<br />

Former pupils,board of trustee members<br />

andstaff are invited to join thecurrent<br />

schoolcommunity to mark theoccasion with<br />

eventsplanned across three days.<br />

Principal BruceTilby says theorganising<br />

committee asks people to set aside October<br />

27 to October 29, <strong>2022</strong> foranniversary<br />

events. The school’s annual athletics day<br />

will also be open to the publiconTuesday,<br />

October 25, providing another optionto<br />

visit.<br />

On offer willbeschool tours and visual<br />

displays of current pupils art work, an<br />

afternoon of activities featuring aroll callby<br />

decades, cake cutting and sculpture<br />

unveiling, as well as an informal drinks<br />

evening within the revamped school hall,<br />

and an adults­only dinner at the Hotel<br />

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

Details will be finalised thismonth and the<br />

organising committee willadvertising soon.<br />

While notasbig an occasion as the<br />

centennial in 1997, Mr Tilby says the event is<br />

importanttomarkasAllenton Primary<br />

School is vastly different from even aquarter<br />

of acentury ago. Withhousing<br />

intensification and growthwithin Allenton<br />

suburb, the school has seen steady roll<br />

growth in recent years.<br />

With new classrooms planned, it is<br />

forecast Allenton Primary School could<br />

surpass 600 students within fiveyears. This<br />

is afar cry from its humble beginnings<br />

opening in 1897 as the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Side<br />

School with handful of pupils and asole<br />

teacher Mrs Elizabeth Forrester.<br />

People wanting to register interest in the<br />

anniversary celebrations or with<br />

information, photosorschool memories to<br />

share, can contact theschool office on (03)<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 6495 or via email125@allenton.school.<br />

nz.<br />

Updates on 125th anniversary plans will<br />

also be on the Allenton School Facebook<br />

page.


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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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CLUB NEWS<br />

RuralWomen NZ<br />

At the recent Mid Canterbury<br />

Provincial RWNZ AGM Elsa Hydes<br />

was electedasthe incoming<br />

President. We welcome Elsainto<br />

this position and look forward to<br />

supporting her.Sandra Curd<br />

continues on as Secretary and Trish<br />

Small as Treasurer.<br />

Membership renewals were sent<br />

out electronically at the beginning of<br />

July or withthe latest Express<br />

magazine, but if you haven’t<br />

received arenewalnotice,please<br />

contact Felicity at National Office or<br />

our Secretary Sandra for help.<br />

The NationalAGM is on<br />

November18th, in Wellington, so if<br />

you are interested in attending,<br />

keep thisdate noted.<br />

Our hearts go out to all those in<br />

our Nation, whohave suffered and<br />

been affected by recent flooding. As<br />

we know in Mid Canterbury,the toll,<br />

flooding canhaveonour Rural<br />

Communities is hugeand the<br />

lasting effects can take longerto<br />

heal thanfirst imagined.Soifyou<br />

know of someone whohasbeen in<br />

the midst of flooding,keep in<br />

contact with them, well into the<br />

future.<br />

Our next Provincial Meeting is on<br />

Friday 9th <strong>September</strong>, <strong>2022</strong>, at the<br />

Sinclair Centre,starting at 9.45am.<br />

If youare aBranch or Individual<br />

member, or are keen to learn more<br />

about Rural WomenNZ, pleasefeel<br />

welcometoattend.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Writers' Group<br />

President Julie welcomed all<br />

present to the meeting, especially a<br />

visitor. Thequotation was read by<br />

Debbie –“Iwrite to givemyself<br />

strength, Iwrite to be characters<br />

that Iamnot,Iwritetoexplore all the<br />

things Iamafraid of”. Cobygave a<br />

report on our Short Story<br />

Competition at the Creative<br />

Communities Presentation and said<br />

therehad been many questions.<br />

Julie Fechney reported on the<br />

successful visit to the Rotary Club of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> meeting. Julie F, Julie S,<br />

Rae, Nigel andStacey had all<br />

participatedinthis presentation.<br />

SHORTSTORYCOMPETITION:<br />

Elsa Hydes, Rural Women NZ Mid Canterbury provincial president<br />

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

Many entries are arriving.<br />

The prizegiving ceremonyatthe<br />

museumisonFriday 16 <strong>September</strong><br />

at 3.30pm.<br />

The discussion point was the<br />

quotation which members agreed<br />

with, especially about the<br />

characters.<br />

The assignment was“Begin a<br />

story with acharacter who haslost<br />

something important to them”.<br />

Members spoke of marbles,coffin,<br />

sweetheart, perfect day, brooch,<br />

bathroom, keys, dark paintings,<br />

grandson, “it”, marriageand birth<br />

notice. The instant exercisewas<br />

“IdealHoliday”. Members spoke of<br />

Rarotonga,family,Hanmer bach,<br />

hot air, underthe sun, unexplored<br />

roads, sand/sea/sex,cathedrals,<br />

deserted island, silent house and<br />

NewYork city. The <strong>September</strong><br />

assignment is “write about an<br />

incident thatcouldbeused against<br />

you if youever ranfor political<br />

office.” Visitors arewelcome, please<br />

phone Rae at 3<strong>08</strong> 8927.<br />

Plains Ladies Friendship Club<br />

TheAugust meeting washeld at<br />

Hotel<strong>Ashburton</strong> on Monday 22nd<br />

Augustat9.45am.<br />

MiniSpeakers were Joan<br />

Prendergastand Anie Whiting who<br />

took a5day trip to Stewart Island<br />

withBeckleyTours-running trips<br />

Mayand June with 20 pergroup.<br />

Down to Balcutha first night,<br />

drove through Catlins, gardens of<br />

Tea Pots in Bluff where they took<br />

the boatover to Stewart Island.<br />

Bush is down to the seaand has a<br />

population of 400people.<br />

Stayed at South SeasHotel for 2<br />

nights, weather fine ,not cold.<br />

Took minibus around some<br />

beautiful views.<br />

Visit the Museum andMerino<br />

Shop. The school has 60 children<br />

and they were doingthe running<br />

race on the beach.<br />

On wayhome hadanight<br />

stopoverinGore. Both hadenjoyed<br />

their trip.<br />

Main Speaker-Ian Soper -<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Parks andGardens.<br />

Ian has only been in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

for 14 months.<br />

Born in Otago, did his training at<br />

Taieinursery,working around<br />

Dunedin then 10yrs in Nelson,Gore<br />

and <strong>Ashburton</strong> work the same way<br />

and have people goingthrough<br />

apprenticeship,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain has agood<br />

stock of trees -springtimeis<br />

daffodilsand attending to mulching<br />

and fertilizing yourgardens. The<br />

domain grows 38,00 plants. At<br />

homeif you have aglasshouse you<br />

will be able to start plants off earlier.<br />

New entrance to domain to be<br />

reviewed. Scale on Roses use oil<br />

spray.<br />

Ian was thankedbyJoyce.<br />

Next meeting is our birthday on<br />

26th <strong>September</strong>, visitors very<br />

welcomering Alison Doig 3<strong>08</strong>7109.<br />

U3AReport<br />

August 30th<strong>2022</strong>. Geology<br />

Series 2David Barrell “Formation of<br />

Mid Canterbury Mountains, and<br />

Impacts of Glaciation”.<br />

Compression over 100millionyears<br />

alongthe Hikurangi Fault to the<br />

present has shapedus. Zealandia<br />

broke away from Antarctica<br />

circa77Ma (Million Years Ago).<br />

Antarctica, was ice-free c65-55Ma.<br />

In c35Ma sea-water surrounding it<br />

formed the South Ocean,affecting<br />

climate. c14Mathe Tasman Sea<br />

subducted under New Zealand,the<br />

start of the Alpine Fault.Zealandia,<br />

in latitudes 50-75 degrees,was<br />

bathed in warm water, similar to the<br />

Gulf Stream affectingEurope today.<br />

Over millions of years New<br />

Zealand movedslowly intoits<br />

present position.The Plains-<br />

Foothills-Southern Alps-Westland<br />

Lowlands’ profile is shaped by the<br />

west’s Australian Plate, and the<br />

eastern Pacific Plate. Basement<br />

rocks/alpineschist/foothills<br />

greywacke/surface sediments push<br />

up from the plains to form<br />

mountains. The many fault linesin<br />

Mid Canterbury mountainsand<br />

along the Plains boundary are<br />

mostly inactive. Asanexample,the<br />

RakaiaValleyglacier, c18,000Ya,<br />

receded rapidly,leaving river,<br />

morainesand alluvial fans.<br />

Our climate evolution, withthe<br />

mountain relief, determined the<br />

extent of ice-age glaciers.The Mid<br />

Canterbury mountain-scape grew<br />

during earlier NE-SW compression,<br />

replacedbydominant NW-SE<br />

compression.Changeisongoing,<br />

andinevitable.GeologySeries 3:<br />

6th <strong>September</strong>, Daphne Lee:<br />

FouldenMaar.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>MSA Petanque Club<br />

The second round of the Interclub<br />

was played on Tuesday,where the<br />

Christchurch Club was the victor,<br />

andour club 4th.The next one is at<br />

Papanuiagain being hosted by<br />

Christchurch as their Club area has<br />

started its rebuild. On Wednesdaya<br />

vanloadofustravelled to Oamaru<br />

to competeinthe Drawn Triples. It<br />

wasafun day andgreat to play with<br />

other people,representingDunedin<br />

area, <strong>Ashburton</strong>and the host area.<br />

Over half of our participants took<br />

home aprize of some sort with<br />

Shelagh Field’s team third in the<br />

Championship, NickyFoden’s team<br />

wonthe Special Plate with Joan<br />

Healey’s team runner up, Ellen<br />

Pithie’s team were 2nd in the Bowl,<br />

while JonathonCrum and Linda<br />

Millard’s teams were 1st and2nd in<br />

the Saucer. Half of the pistes were<br />

on aslope which proved<br />

challenging, interesting and fun. We<br />

are keen to go backforthisday next<br />

year.<br />

The Club pointing competition is<br />

being held this coming Sunday<br />

whichhelps improve our skills.The<br />

last Interclubisbeing hosted by us<br />

in the last week of this month,and<br />

apart from afew away tournaments,<br />

things are quietening down for the<br />

last quarterofthe yearlocally.<br />

Remember we play Tuesday,<br />

Thursday and Saturday meeting<br />

about 1pm to be playing shortly after<br />

at 115Racecourse Road.<br />

Equipment and tuition are available.<br />

GREEN MACHINE RAISE FUNDS FOR WOMEN’S REFUGE<br />

Celtic club members ­and<br />

supporters­haveraised$5985<br />

for the Mid­South Island<br />

Women’sRefuge andFamily<br />

Safety Services.<br />

Club membersheld acodewideeventinvolving<br />

squash,<br />

netball,JAB, coltsand seniors<br />

rugby to acknowledgewomen<br />

involved inthe club andraise<br />

funds for the service.<br />

It wasaday building on the<br />

success of their first Celtic<br />

Ladies Day back in 2021.<br />

Celtic club membersand<br />

supporters were encouragedto<br />

bring itemssuch astoiletries,<br />

sanitary products,nappies,new<br />

underwear, fuel vouchers and<br />

grocery voucherstobedonated<br />

to help womeninneed.<br />

Playersacrossthe sporting<br />

codes ­and localbusinesses ­<br />

donated items for luxury<br />

hampersraffled duringthe day.<br />

The proceedsfrom these<br />

raffles also went to therefuge.<br />

During theday activitiesfor<br />

JAB kidswere organisedinthe<br />

clubrooms where they could<br />

create acard to thank allthe<br />

mums, stepmums,<br />

grandmothers, auntiesand<br />

sisters whosupport them from<br />

thesidelines.<br />

Whilst themaingame<br />

between Celtic andMethven<br />

played outinfrontofthe Celtic<br />

grandstand, mums, wivesand<br />

girlfriends of the senior men’s<br />

teamweretreated to drinks and<br />

nibblesintheir owntentand at<br />

the conclusion of the game<br />

teammembersapplaudedthem<br />

to show theirappreciation for<br />

supporting themduringthe<br />

season.<br />

In the eveningtherewas a<br />

silent and mainauction, once<br />

againsupported by local<br />

businesses.<br />

Dawn Rangi­Smith, CEO of<br />

Mid­South Island Women’s<br />

Refugeand Family Safety<br />

Services,was blown awayby<br />

the effortsofthe club, and said<br />

fundsand itemsdonatedwould<br />

be earmarkedfor women in<br />

needinthe Mid Canterbury<br />

district.<br />

VOTE<br />

Rodger Letham<br />

EXPERIENCED PROVEN GOVERNANCE<br />

DO IT RIGHT, KEEP IT LOCAL<br />

Authorised byRodger Letham. 7Filey Place, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7700.


Environment CanterburyRegionalCouncil<br />

Southern News<br />

Flood protection repairs<br />

underwayafterrecord<br />

rainfall<br />

Our riversfield team and contractorshavebeenbusy repairing considerable<br />

river erosion damage throughout Waitaha/Canterbury. Theconstant riseand<br />

fall of flows, likethose experiencedfromthe multiple weather events over<br />

Julyand August,can causesignificantlymoredamage than isolatedevents.<br />

Thephotosand captions below show one example ofour teams’ work,to<br />

protect the damagedstopbank above Mill Road on the Lower Ōpihi River.<br />

This photo shows lateral erosion, which is sidewayserosion that widens the<br />

river,which causedthe damage to the stopbank on 20 July. Lateral erosion is<br />

acommon issue for Canterburybraidedriversthat develops as flows riseand<br />

fall and gravel patterns change in the river,the risk of lateralerosion is higher<br />

when we have repeatedhigh flow events in ashort space of time.<br />

Upper Waitaki projects getaboost!<br />

TheUpper Waitaki WaterZoneCommitteehas beenbusyworking<br />

towardsthe goals of its three-year actionplan, with afocusonimproving<br />

thehealth ofkey waterwaystoprotect andenhancemahinga kai.<br />

LakeŌhau cotoneaster and LakeMiddleton willow control<br />

Twopesky plant species arethe target of aco-ordinated pest control<br />

project to enhance biodiversity, water qualityand mahingakai resource<br />

gatheringopportunities. TheŌhauConservationTrust has been allocated<br />

over $23,000for further worktocontrol pest plantscotoneaster and crack<br />

willows around theedges of Lake Ōhauand LakeMiddleton<br />

LakeTekapo/TakapōWillow Bayand lagoon planting project<br />

Twoprojects to enhance the LakeTekapo/Takapō area willgoahead<br />

with over$4,900support from the zone committee.Native plantings<br />

will enhanceawalk/cycle trail (1.2 km) from Pines Beach in the Regional<br />

Park to WillowBay on theshores of LakeTekapo/Takapō.<br />

Nativeplanting and rabbit prooffencing forplants will enhance alagoon<br />

on Sawdon Station Lagoonwalkingand biketrail.<br />

Ōmarama soil moisture monitoringpilot project<br />

TheŌmarama Water User Group is investigating technologythatcan<br />

improve nutrient loss management,supportedby$21,000 of funding.<br />

Thegroup aims to makeimprovementstothe overalleffectivenessof<br />

moisture technology by collaboratingtomanage,understand and use<br />

this equipment anddata in acatchment-wide approach.<br />

Find out moreatecan.govt.nz/myzone<br />

This is the same location one month later.Hereyou cansee the completed<br />

works to protect the Mill Road stopbank.Temporaryworks wereimmediately<br />

put in placewhen the river washigh and threatening to break out,which<br />

contributedsignificantlytothe stopbank holding up duringthe next weather<br />

events. Thefinal repair includesabuilt-up gravel berm which will be planted<br />

to resist erosion, protectedbyarockwallalong the front edge.Thereisa<br />

reducedlevel of protection until plantings canbeestablishedinthis zone<br />

We’remonitoring the riversclosely as the river system is still fragile.<br />

We encourage people to stayup-to-date with flood warnings on our website,<br />

as well as the MetService weather warnings.<br />

Need help?Contact us if youhaveany questions or concernsabout river<br />

or coastal damageon<strong>08</strong>00 324686.<br />

Newmonitoring equipment at<br />

LakeBenmore<br />

Ourscientists will gainabetter understandingofthe health of Lake<br />

Benmore-thanksto anew,purpose-built monitoringstation.<br />

Theequipment includes alarge yellow hull (about 1.5metreswide)<br />

with asolar panel on top,six orange marker buoys, andunderwater<br />

anchorropes.Itwillgiveusayear-round pictureand better idea of<br />

howthe lakeisrespondingtopressures such as changesinlanduse,<br />

andchangesinclimate.Lakeusers areurged to keep their distance<br />

from the gear,which sits inthe Haldon Arm -north of Whanau Island,<br />

so importantdata canbegatheredwithout interruption.<br />

Consent reviews on tracktokeep<br />

morewater in the<br />

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

Recordrainfallover the last month has left our riverflows in a<br />

constant rise andfall,howeverthe lackofwaterinthe Hakatere/<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Riverhas been aconcernofriverusers for many years<br />

andisstill being addressed.From1July2023, newminimum flow<br />

limits areset to keep more waterinthe river andprotect the natural<br />

character andmauri of theriver.It’sall part of rulesrequiredbythe<br />

Canterbury Landand WaterRegional Plan (LWRP). We continue<br />

to workclosely withconsent holderswithin the catchmentto<br />

implement thenewrules throughresourceconsent reviews and is<br />

assisting affectedlandownerstoexploretheirwater supplyoptions<br />

andreduce thewatertheytakeattimes of lowerriver flows.<br />

To read more updates head to the news sectionofour website<br />

E22/6830<br />

@EnvironmentCanterbury<br />

www.ecan.govt.nz<br />

<strong>08</strong>00 324686<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> office: 4McNallySt,7700<br />

Timaru office: 75 Church St,7910<br />

Taking action together to shapeathrivingand<br />

resilientCanterbury, nowand forfuturegenerations.<br />

Toitūtemarae oTāne, toitū te marae oTangaroa, toitūteiwi.


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

MondayEvening –Aug 29th,B<br />

&CLadder<br />

1stMervyn Jones&Pauline<br />

Scott, 2nd DeeMurdoch &<br />

Bruce Leighton,3rd Karen<br />

Chettleburg&AmandaEvans,<br />

4th Allison &ChrisLovelock,<br />

5th Heather &BruceSim,6th<br />

Margaret &John Rickard<br />

Tuesday Evening–Aug 30th,<br />

HazelmereTrophy<br />

N/S 1stAudrey Rooney &Pat<br />

Jordan,2nd David Sewell &<br />

John McDonald, 3rd Jim<br />

Rooney &LindaBaker<br />

E/W1stTrishDownward &<br />

Mary Buckland, 2ndAlanSim &<br />

JohnShearer, 3rd Leigh<br />

Wackrow &MaureenKolkman<br />

WednesdayAfternoon­Aug<br />

31st, 3rdsdiff ptr<br />

1stRewaKyle &Kay Robb,<br />

2nd TrishDownward&Mary<br />

Buckland, 3rd MervynJones &<br />

Rosemary McLaughlin, 4th<br />

JohnnyWright&Janet Cuttle,<br />

5th Maree Moore&Colin<br />

Clemens,6th JohnShearer&<br />

JohnIrwin<br />

Thursday Evening–Sep 1st,<br />

Eileen Willoughby<br />

Sect A1st RewaKyle &Mary<br />

Buckland, 2nd Ian Doel &Jim<br />

Rooney, 3rd =PatJordan&<br />

Linda Bakerand Mike<br />

Holdaway &LeighWackrow,<br />

4th =KayRobb&Rosemary<br />

McLaughlinand Carolyn<br />

Cameron&John McDonald<br />

Sect BN/S 1st Bev Turton &<br />

RaylenePhillips, 2ndKate<br />

White &TrishDownward, 3rd<br />

BevMacaulay &Trevor Coulter<br />

E/W1st DeeMurdoch&<br />

Shirley Harris,2nd Alan Sim &<br />

David Greenslade, 3rdVal<br />

Palmer&JohnnyWright<br />

Friday­Sep2nd Methven<br />

Tournament<br />

N/S 1stLoisRose &Audrey<br />

Rooney, 2nd Kay Robb &<br />

Rosemary McLaughlin, 3rd<br />

David Sewell&DebbieSeddon­<br />

Sewell<br />

E/W1stSue Rosevear &Anne<br />

Reid, 2ndPaul&Pauline<br />

Fergus, 3rd Bev Turton &<br />

Raylene Phillips<br />

Run andWalk <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

ClubRoad Championships<br />

heldonSaturday27th August<br />

starting from Ashford Avenue,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Business Estate.<br />

Event wasasealed handicap on<br />

a2km loopcourse.<br />

Walkers 6km:1st place and<br />

winner on handicap Stacey<br />

Hooper43:36;2nd placeDave<br />

Strong 44:47; 3rdplace Judith<br />

Crozier 46:04; Marie Batty<br />

48:25; Lori Rusbatch50:58;<br />

Barbara Taylor 51:52; Karen<br />

Hodgson57:43;David<br />

Wilkinson71:23.<br />

Runners:Senior Women6km<br />

1st place andwinner on<br />

handicap all grades Ashlea<br />

Norris 26:55; Vet Women6km:<br />

1st place TamGrant 31:37;<br />

Alison Conway 36:03; Kathryn<br />

Page 40:38. Veteran Men 4km:<br />

SamLampe 18:04.Veteran Men<br />

8km: 1stPlaceand winneron<br />

handicap EamonHooper 59:33.<br />

Men65and over 6km:1st place<br />

Merv Gilbert 40:22; Mike<br />

O’Callaghan 56:18. Girls U14<br />

4km:1st placeSophie Lampe<br />

15:19; 2ndplace Carina Lupse<br />

22:36. Girls U102km: 1st place<br />

IsabelleLampe 10:52. Girls U10<br />

6km: 1stplace AddisonPage<br />

40:38.Boys U18years 6km: 1st<br />

Place Kalym Chalmers 23:18.<br />

Boys U14 years 4km: 1st Place<br />

JackHooper 21:14; Boys U14<br />

2kmRobbie Lampe 8:51.<br />

Thank you to our<br />

timekeepers Viv Strong,Debra<br />

Curtain,Janet Hood and<br />

Gordon Clinton,and Ian<br />

Broadbeltfor layingout the<br />

course.<br />

AllentonBowling<br />

On Wednesday 31stAugust<br />

Allentonplayed host to Timaru<br />

Bowling Club.Play started at<br />

10.30amonafabulous sunny<br />

warm day, eight teamsplayed<br />

triplesformat.<br />

Results wereasfollows:<br />

Allenton16wins 1draw 115<br />

ends, Timaru 7wins 1draw96<br />

ends. Thanks to all players who<br />

made themselves available and<br />

special thanks to Faye and<br />

ladiesthatprovided amagic<br />

lunch and morning and<br />

afternoon tea.<br />

Mid Canterbury Social<br />

Wheelers<br />

Eighteenriders.3rd Sept 22.<br />

1st.Ron Kennedy 33m01s. 2nd.<br />

Allan Johns 34m 04s.3rd.<br />

Michelle Davidson29m 57s.4th.<br />

Michelle Knight29m 58s. 4th.<br />

KennyJohnston 30m 58s. 5th.<br />

Dave Shurrock30m 58s. 6th.<br />

BrentHudson 30m 59s. 7th. Don<br />

Morrison30m 59s. 9th.Ben<br />

Ward 26m 21s 4f/t. 10th Paul<br />

Summerfield 26m22s 5f/t. 11th.<br />

Charlotte Cox 26m27s.6f/t.<br />

12th.Jelle Hendriksen 26m 45s.<br />

7f/t. 13th. JohnUden 26m 46s<br />

8f/t. 14th. Mark Smitheram 26m<br />

53s 9f/t.15th.Andrew Shepherd<br />

30m57s.16th.Michael<br />

Gallagher26m 10s F/T. 17th.<br />

GedWall26m 10s. 2f/t. 18th.<br />

Nick Grijns 26m 13s3f/t.<br />

Tinwald CyclingU17<br />

Development<br />

Sunday4th Sept 22.Race One<br />

5.5km Handicap .1st. Eliza<br />

McKenzie CT.10m 29s HT.30s.<br />

RT. 9min59sec. 2nd. Charlotte<br />

Neal CT.10m 3s. HT. Go.RT.<br />

10m35s.3rd.Ryan Gallagher<br />

CT.11m 06s. HT. 1.35m.RT.<br />

9min 31sec. Graded Results. A.<br />

1st. Eliza McKenzie,2nd,Ryan<br />

Gallagher, B. 1st. Charlotte<br />

Neal, RaceTwo 2kmTime<br />

Trial. 1st. Charlotte NealCT.<br />

4m 10sHT. 30s.RT. 3m 40s. 2nd.<br />

Eliza McKenzie CT.4m25s. HT.<br />

1.00m.RT. 3min 25sec. 3rd.<br />

Nick Daley CT.4m33s. HT.Go.<br />

RT.4min33sec. 4th. Ryan<br />

GallagherCT. 4m 53s.HT.<br />

1.30m. RT.3min23sec. Graded<br />

Results.D.1st. Nick Dalley, B.<br />

1st. Charlotte Neal, A. 1st.Eliza<br />

McKenzie2nd. Ryan Gallagher.<br />

AorangiWomen's Veterans<br />

Golftournament<br />

The Aorangi Women's<br />

Veterans tournamentwas held<br />

at the Rakaia Golfclub on<br />

Thursday 1<strong>September</strong> in warm<br />

spring conditions.<br />

Colleen Gibbs, of Geraldine<br />

wonthe Hedges­Kennard<br />

Trophy (bestgrossover the<br />

field 88), Heather Robertson of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> claimed the<br />

Clarkson Tray (bestnet 65 years<br />

and over73), Felicity Lambie of<br />

GrandeVue took homethe<br />

Euny Peg Trophy (best<br />

Stableford70years andover<br />

34).<br />

Class Anet: CGibbs<br />

(Geraldine)67. ClassBnet: B<br />

Sutherland (Rakaia) 66,<br />

Stableford:MHurst (Rakaia)<br />

37,Runner up StablefordD<br />

McDonald (<strong>Ashburton</strong>) 34.<br />

Grade Cnet:HRobertson<br />

(<strong>Ashburton</strong>) 73, Stableford: F<br />

Lambie(Grande Vue) 34,<br />

Runner­up stableford, JBruhns<br />

(Tinwald)33<br />

2ndShotnearest the pin:<br />

Grade A:ABurrows<br />

(Geraldine), Grade B: MWatson<br />

(<strong>Ashburton</strong>),GradeC:J<br />

Helmore (Methven) Twos: A<br />

Firstly,myapologies thatIwon’t<br />

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eventonSunday 11th as Iwill be<br />

in Christchurch, farewelling my<br />

daughterwho is moving to Europe.<br />

Youare all invited to take partinmy<br />

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Mayor, which will be held at:<br />

TheSinclair Centre,<br />

74 Park Street,<br />

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

Monday-Friday,<br />

12-30 <strong>September</strong><br />

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We’vedrafted anew bylaw to manage our<br />

stormwaterinfrastructureand help protect<br />

boththe environment andpublic health.<br />

We’dlikeyourfeedback!<br />

We want to hear from YOU!<br />

Visit ashburton.govt.nz/haveyoursay or scan the QR<br />

code to viewthe consultation documentsand share<br />

your feedback by 5pm, Sunday 18 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

This Motorcycle Awareness Month<br />

we’reasking all road users to look<br />

again formotorcyclists. Motorcyclists<br />

can be hard to see andone look before<br />

turning is not enough.<br />

Allroad usersneed to look againtobe<br />

surethe road is clear beforeturning.<br />

Some other top tipsyou cantaketoensure thesafety of<br />

motorcyclistsonthe road include:<br />

Slow down behind motorcyclists.<br />

Check your blind spots.<br />

Drivetothe conditions.<br />

Always use your indicators.<br />

Know that motorcycles can appear quickly.<br />

Motorcycle indicators don’tautomaticallyturnoff.<br />

Makesurethe rider is turningbefore pulling out.<br />

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Choosing the righthelmet<br />

Let’sget this straight –open-facehelmets aresignificantly less safethan<br />

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Flip-front or system helmets<br />

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you’ll see apercentage figurefor flip-front helmets. It shows how often the<br />

chin bar stayedclosedduringtheir impact tests.The lowest figureis17%,<br />

and several others only stayedclosed 20% of the time.<br />

Another downside of flip-front or system helmets is that, even if the<br />

chin bar stays in place, the structural integrity of atwo-piece helmet is a<br />

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So, aflip-front lid is betterthan an open-face, butthe best design for<br />

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How the helmet should fit<br />

How ahelmet fits youcanbeas important as howitperformsintests. For<br />

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Next comethe closenessand comfort of the fit. Thehelmet should fit<br />

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Buyingaused helmet<br />

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30 years in busin<br />

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SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER<br />

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*Freehold crosslease title (one of two units)<br />

*Separate bathroom and WC downstairs<br />

*Galleystyle kitchen (laundry in this area)<br />

*Separate loungewith clinker brick featurewall<br />

*Lovely private easycare section<br />

ForSale<br />

Price onApplication<br />

View<br />

Saturday1:00 -1:30pm<br />

Kim Miller<br />

027 236 8627<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30374<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 20<strong>08</strong>)<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30372<br />

Real Estate Mid CanterburyProperty Ltd LICENSED (REAA20<strong>08</strong>)<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 2614<br />

Margaret Feiss<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

021 751 009<br />

ShirleyFitzgerald<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 220 1528<br />

Carey VonLubke<br />

Property Manager<br />

027 697 6948<br />

Armand vander 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 />

BruceMcPherson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 438 4250<br />

Denise McPherson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 242 7677<br />

Manjit Singh<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

020 4079 3871<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 McMillan Street,Methven 03 303 3032


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

3ALFORD FOREST 3 1 1<br />

SETTLEMENT ROAD, METHVEN<br />

O/P kitchen/dining/lounge, 3bdrms, prestine<br />

drinking water from mountain, adjacent<br />

to Council parkland, organic fruits/trees,<br />

glasshouses. Solid brick home with cosy fire.<br />

This rare country property on alarge section<br />

is only 12min to Methven &9min to Mt bike<br />

park. Buyer Enquiry Over $560,000<br />

View<br />

Saturday 10.00 -10.30am<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/7WHYK<br />

Agent Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885 &<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

26 KAWAU CRESCENT 3 1 1<br />

BROMLEY, CHRISTCHURCH<br />

Fantastic Home! Ready for your own stamp<br />

of style! Jump on the property ladder,<br />

whether it’s your 1st or 2nd home for an<br />

investment. 3 dble bdrms, generous size<br />

living, woodburner with wetback, sleep out,<br />

single garage with an attached workshop in<br />

aquiet settled street. Offers Over $449,000<br />

View<br />

Saturday 12.00 -12.30pm<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/80HYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

45 TANCRED STREET 4 1 6<br />

HOME W/ GARAGING +SUBDIVISION<br />

Potential plus exudes here, modern family<br />

home with 4bdrms, HRV, wood burner, o/p<br />

kitchen/dining/lounge. Two titles, Section<br />

offering the ultimate subdivision (subject to<br />

survey) up to 6sections. Shed with facilities/<br />

sleep out, storage shed/garage up to 6. BEO<br />

$689,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/79HYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

22 BRUCEFIELD AVENUE<br />

WARM &COSY<br />

3 1 1<br />

This warm & cosy, permanent material,<br />

1980’s classic home features 3dble bdrms,<br />

gas hot water, single garage & lots of OSP.<br />

Located close to schools & shops, with town<br />

just down the road. Offers over $449,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/7NHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

SOLD<br />

374 WRIGHTS ROAD 5 2 3<br />

DUNSANDEL -LIFESTYLE DIY DREAM<br />

O/plan, 4living/lounges, 5bdrms, 2bthrms<br />

entertainment area, 4bay shed.This lifestyle<br />

block has huge potential with ample space<br />

&opportunity to renovate at your leisure. 4ha<br />

been leased byafarmer, with land in good<br />

condition. Lots of potential to develop into a<br />

premium property. Offers Over $729,000<br />

View<br />

Saturday 12.15 -12.45pm<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/7YHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

129 MAIN STREET, METHVEN<br />

PREMIUM LOCATION CAFE/RESTAURANT<br />

Opportunity here to start your own Cafe<br />

at an affordable price, on the Main Street<br />

on Methven! Entry level only cost of plant<br />

&chattels. Commerical Lease 9years left.<br />

Approved for 50 chairs. Put your own touch<br />

on the premises &it’s ready to go!<br />

Price by Negotiation.<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/82HYK<br />

Agent Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885 &<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

46 CAMBRIDGE STREET 4 1 2<br />

4+BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!<br />

Location is perfect for family living, right next<br />

door to a kindergarten, short walk to the<br />

school, sports hall &local park &playground.<br />

4bdrms +asleepout for either ateenager,<br />

guests or a home office. Separate large<br />

garage with loads of storage. BEO $339,000<br />

View<br />

SOLD SOLD SOLD<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/75HYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

3DAVIS CRESCENT 6 2 1<br />

LIVE IN ONE RENT THE OTHER<br />

•Six Bedrooms •Sunny North Facing Lounges<br />

•Separate Kitchen, Laundry &Toilets •Large<br />

Double Garage •Rented at $590p/w •1002m2<br />

Section with potential to subdivide (subject<br />

to survey). This is an oustanding opportunity<br />

to secure this unqiue property & benefit from<br />

it’s rental return. BEO $500K -$550K BIR PBN<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/6ZHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

5ROSEDALE LANE |NEWLAND<br />

OUALITY LIFESTYLE SECTION<br />

Private lifestyle section situated in adesirable<br />

location amongst new housing. Build the<br />

home of your dreams, fully fenced & shelter<br />

belt. Lifestyle sections like this do not come<br />

along often. Temporary power supply,Town<br />

water, & Fibre at the gateway. Up to 1000<br />

litres per day. BIR PBN $330,000 -$380,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/7QHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

MORE LISTINGS NEEDED!<br />

Talk to us today about how to prepare your<br />

residential, rural orlifestyle property<br />

to sell this spring and get ahead start<br />

on the rest of the market.<br />

Call us today on <strong>08</strong>00 554 274<br />

Julie Srhoy<br />

Sales &Listings<br />

021 354 885<br />

Manu Otene<br />

Sales &Listings<br />

022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

LJ Hooker <strong>Ashburton</strong>: When you know, you know | Phone <strong>08</strong>00 554 274 | Visit www.ashburton.ljhooker.co.nz<br />

Robertson Real Estate Limited MREINZ - Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 20<strong>08</strong> *Sources: <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council, Property Guru, Vendor Report, Property Management Company


OPEN HOME l 10.00am -10.30am<br />

OPEN HOME l 10.45am -11.15am<br />

OPEN HOME l 11.30am -12.00pm<br />

OPEN HOME l 12.15pm -12.45pm<br />

85 BowenStreet,<br />

Rakaia<br />

•Spacious open plan living,with heat<br />

pump and log burner<br />

•Master bedroom with en suite, plus two<br />

moredouble sized bedrooms<br />

•1012sqm section with plenty of offstreet<br />

parking<br />

•Glasshouse and woodshed<br />

$700,000<br />

Roberta Counsell<br />

027 228 7843<br />

40 Michael Street,Rakaia<br />

•Spacious open plan living,diningand<br />

kitchen<br />

•Four bedrooms -master with en suite<br />

and walk in wardrobe<br />

•Nofuss,easy care1012sqmsection<br />

•Privatebackyard entertaining area<br />

Enquiries Over<br />

$699,000<br />

Roberta Counsell<br />

027 228 7843<br />

1Michael Street,Rakaia<br />

•Spacious master bedroom with en<br />

suite, twodouble bedrooms plus office/<br />

fourth bedroom<br />

•Two separateliving areas<br />

•West side location, corner section<br />

•Attached double garage with internal<br />

access,plus separatestandalone<br />

double garage.<br />

Enquiries Over<br />

$795,000<br />

Roberta Counsell<br />

027 228 7843<br />

3Bowen Street,Rakaia<br />

•3double bedrooms<br />

•Beautiful rimu throughout<br />

•Log burner and 2xheatpumps<br />

•Established 1012sqm section located<br />

on the westside of Rakaia<br />

Enquiries Over<br />

$545,000<br />

Roberta Counsell<br />

027 228 7843<br />

OPEN HOME l 1.00pm -1.30pm<br />

34 Cridland Street,Rakaia<br />

•Spacious 180sqm,3bedroom<br />

townhouse<br />

•Double glazed,heatpump and<br />

ventilation system<br />

•Easy to maintain, 5<strong>08</strong>sqm section<br />

•Close to Rakaia shopsand medical<br />

centre<br />

6Lane Street,Allenton,<br />

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

•Three double bedrooms<br />

•Updatedheatpumpand pelletfire<br />

•Generous living area opening to<br />

aconservatory<br />

•Double garage<br />

46 Lot2McGrath Road,<br />

Elgin<br />

•Power and fibretothe gate<br />

•Quiet landway<br />

•5000m² section<br />

•Completewith title<br />

8Carters Road,Allenton,<br />

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

•Three spaciousbedrooms<br />

•Double garage with internal access<br />

•Ensuitewith tiled shower<br />

•157.5sqm homeona450sqm section<br />

Enquiries Over<br />

$540,000<br />

Roberta Counsell<br />

027 228 7843<br />

Enquiries Over<br />

$520,000<br />

Debbie Boon<br />

027 448 4006<br />

$330,000<br />

Craig Philip<br />

027 952 8722<br />

$684,000<br />

Mark Williams<br />

027 442 2281<br />

139B Allens Road,<br />

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

96A Thomson Street,<br />

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

5Carters Road,<br />

Allenton<br />

15 JagWay,<br />

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

•Three bedrooms, master with an<br />

en suite<br />

•Open plan kitchen, dining and living<br />

area<br />

•Tiled bathroomsand loadsofstorage!<br />

•Single garage with internal access<br />

•Three bedrooms<br />

•Two bathrooms one being an en suite<br />

•Open plankitchen, dining and living<br />

•Single internal access garage<br />

•Brand new spec house!<br />

•Three bedroomsand twobathrooms<br />

•Ensuiteinthe master<br />

•Double garage with internal access<br />

•Four double bedrooms<br />

•Double garage,internal access<br />

•Two living areas<br />

•Open plan kitchen and dining<br />

$614,000<br />

Mark Williams<br />

027 442 2281<br />

EnquiriesOver<br />

$599,000<br />

Mark Williams<br />

027 442 2281<br />

$668,000<br />

Mark Williams<br />

027 442 2281<br />

Enquiries Over<br />

$890,000<br />

Mark Williams<br />

027 442 2281<br />

2509<strong>08</strong>3


OPEN HOME<br />

LakeHood 12 Torbay Avenue<br />

809sqm 3 2 2 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unlesssoldprior) 12pm, Wed 28 Sep<strong>2022</strong><br />

201 West Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Sat 10.30-11amorbyappointment<br />

EmilySmith 027 2224596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Modern living at LakeHood<br />

Situated onaquiet street in desirable Lake Hood is thiswaterfronthome. Built by Jennian Homes in 2013, it includes<br />

three bedrooms andtwo bathrooms. Open plan kitchenand living makesthishomethe perfect place to host friends<br />

and family, asecond lounge can be closed off,oraspace forkids to relax. Doors from the living areaopenout to a<br />

private patio,ideal forentertaining in thewarmermonths.The large master incorporatesanensuite andwalk-in<br />

wardrobe.Enjoy views of the canal from multiple areas throughout the home,aslidingdoorgives accesstothe deck<br />

whichleads to your ownprivate jetty. Theconvenient floorplanallows forgueststohavetheir own spacewhen<br />

visiting, which can be shut off in thecooler months. Adouble garage with internal access allowsplentyofroom for<br />

vehicles, toysand extrastorage.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519155<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Tinwald 5Birchside Lane<br />

938sqm 3 2 1 1<br />

ForSale offers invitedover $630,000<br />

View Sat 10.45-11.15am or byappointment<br />

Mick Hydes 027437 9696 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Handy to town<br />

Built in 2013byDes MillarConstruction this 156sqm home hasplenty of scope to add value and your own touches,<br />

without delaysand the hassle of anew build. This well-maintained property is situated on a938sqm (moreorless)<br />

section down aprivate lane,just ashort drive or strollinto town, cafes, andagardencentre.Comprisingthree<br />

bedroomswith built-inwardrobes,abathroom andseparate toilet, it is perfect for afamily. Living areas arekept cosy<br />

by aclean air approved log fire and heat pump;aseparate kitchen, laundry, and singlegarage complete thepicture of<br />

thishome. Thereisplentyofspacetoadd another garage or workshop as thesection is mainlylawnwith some<br />

perimeter plantings. the opportunitieshere areendless andaquickturnaround is possible.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5518965<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Allenton 14 DavidsonStreet<br />

801sqm 3 2 1 2<br />

PricebyNegotiation<br />

View Sat 11.30am-12.15pmorbyappointment<br />

Mick Hydes 027437 9696 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDERTHE REAACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Perfectstarter<br />

Don't missthe opportunity to take up residence in this sought-after area,located on aquiet street with Allenton<br />

Primaryand <strong>Ashburton</strong>College close by.The home has been well maintainedand comprisesthreedouble bedrooms,<br />

abathroom, kitchen/dining,two living areasplus an office nook.<br />

Youwillbekept cosy andwarmduringthe winter months by anew log fire, andthree shade sails areincluded to<br />

provide some welcome shadefor your outsideentertaining during thesummermonths.<br />

Featuringestablishedgardens,anoutdoor/BBQ area,adouble garage and good off-street parking, this property has<br />

wide appeal.<br />

Actswiftlyonthis one,contact the agent to view or formoreinformation.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519160<br />

SOLD<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 97 Wills Street<br />

1,014sqm 4 1 1 2<br />

ForSale<br />

SamGregory 021 0283 8791 sam.gregory@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDERTHE REAACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Timeless character villa<br />

This timeless 1910svilla is adream home youcan be proudtoown;move straightinand take advantage of all the hard<br />

work of previousgenerations, alternatively take theopportunity to enhance value.<br />

Built to last with many of the originalfeatures;ornate finials,high-stud ceilings, rimu flooringand stained-glass<br />

accents.The 193sqm (moreorless) home comprisesfour generous double bedrooms whichare accessed froma<br />

central hallway.One hasanadditional spacethat can be used as an office, sunroom, or walk-in wardrobe. The family<br />

bathroom has ashower overthe bath, vanity, and toilet, withasecond shower and toiletbeside thelaundry.<br />

Aspacious lounge adjoins the modernisedgalley-style kitchen and dining area.You will be keptcozyinwinter with a<br />

freestanding log burner, two heatpumps, ceiling and underfloorinsulation, and aLossnay home ventilation system.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5518725<br />

bayleys.co.nz


OPEN HOME<br />

Elgin 347Milton RoadSouth<br />

1.938ha 4 2 3 1 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unlesssoldprior) 12pm, Wed 5Oct <strong>2022</strong><br />

201 West Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Sat 10.45-11.30am or by appointment<br />

Simon Sharpin 027631 8<strong>08</strong>7 simon.sharpin@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Mike Preston 027430 7041 mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Lifestyle opportunity<br />

Situated on1.9 hectares (moreorless) in Elgin is this four-bedroom bungalow home. Allday sun soaks therecently<br />

renovated kitchen, livingand dining areas, providingawarm placefor allthe family to gather. Aseparate loungegives<br />

the opportunitytoentertain family and friends. The fourbedrooms offerample space for anyyoungfamily-the<br />

master completewith ensuiteand walk-inwardrobe.Alarge bedroom at theend of the home provides an excellent<br />

play space for kids or hangoutfor teenagers, while thefourth bedroom with external access offersanexcellent guest<br />

wingorworkspace forahome business.Multiple storageoptionsincludeanattacheddoublegarage, alarge<br />

workshopareawith attached closed-in shed, andapole shed with lockablegates and singlestandwoolshed.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5518660<br />

Allenton 374 Racecourse Road<br />

2.0234ha 3 1 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unlesssoldprior) 12pm, Wed 28 Sep<strong>2022</strong><br />

201 West Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View by appointment<br />

Simon Sharpin 027 6318<strong>08</strong>7simon.sharpin@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Mike Preston 027430 7041 mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Racecourse Roadlifestyleopportunity<br />

Make that move you'vebeen dreaming of andlap up the country living lessthan tenminutes from the convenience of<br />

town.The three-bedroomhome is tucked away amongst mature treescreating apeaceful and secure family base.<br />

Offeringamplespace with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the greatbones are there should you wishto<br />

renovate andadd value. The house is positioned formaximum sunand features solidbrick construction. Winters will<br />

be no match forthe large log burner, night store andHRV system,plus the master ensuite has the luxury of underfloor<br />

heating.Outside, the two-hectares (more or less)isdividedinto threepaddocks withsheep netting and postand wire<br />

fencing.The attractive rowsofmaturewalnut trees alsooffer theprospect of asecondary income.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519<strong>08</strong>7<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 132Burnett Street<br />

909sqm<br />

PricebyNegotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Ray Knight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Central <strong>Ashburton</strong>office building<br />

Perfectly positioned in the heart of<strong>Ashburton</strong>'sCBD arethese attractiveand modern officepremises.Recently<br />

refurbished withanextension addedin2013, this buildingcould presentthe perfectopportunity to occupy or tenant<br />

andenjoy thereturns.<br />

With an NBS ratingof67%, thepropertyiscurrentlyvacant andhas previously been leased for $85,500 plusGST plus<br />

outgoings.<br />

Includedwiththe propertyare six off-streetcarparks andthere is plentyofon-road parking for clients. Vendorsare<br />

willing to entertainoptions of alease.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5518123<br />

BAYLEYS<br />

ALL OVER ASHBURTON<br />

ALTOGETHER BETTER<br />

Residential / Commercial / Rural / Property Services<br />

bayleys.co.nz


NEW LISTING<br />

Methven 16 Mt HardingRoad<br />

4,078sqm 4 1 3 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unlesssoldprior) 2pm, Thu6Oct<strong>2022</strong><br />

View Sun 1.30-2pm or by appointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705014 fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDERTHE REAACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Why build? Your dream home could already exist<br />

Prepare to be delighted when stepping into this architecturally designedhome, with four bedrooms and three<br />

bathrooms. Lessthan three yearsold, andlocated on a4,078sqm section in the exclusive Thymestream development<br />

in Methven,New Zealand. Our vendors aredownsizing, and have meticulouslypresented theirmuch-loved property.<br />

Without doubt, thishighcalibrehome is built for longevity, withahigh standardoffunctionality as wellasbeauty. The<br />

living room features afivemetre chapel ceiling leading to astunning cathedral window,which frames the majestic<br />

Mount Hutt. Amodern and efficient wood burner,plusheatpumps ensurescomfortthroughoutthe winter months.<br />

The kitchen includes alarge walk-in pantry, qualityappliances, engineered stone andstainless benchtops with<br />

abundant drawer storage. Family-sized dining and an office nook complete this area.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519227<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Methven<br />

60 SpaxtonStreet<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Methven<br />

12C Carr Street<br />

513sqm 3 1 1<br />

2 1<br />

For Sale offers invited over $455,000<br />

View Sun 12.30-1pm or by appointment<br />

FeeEnsor 021705 014<br />

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

For Sale offers invited over $290,000<br />

View Sun 11.30am-12pm or by appointment<br />

FeeEnsor 021 705014<br />

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Snugasabug<br />

Nest or invest<br />

This alpine styled home presents an opportunity for<br />

the savvy investor, alock and leave for the holiday<br />

maker or alovely home forthe firsthome buyer. The<br />

70sqmfloorareaisperfectly positioned on a513sqm<br />

section and boaststhreebedroomsand one<br />

bathroom. Apitched alpine ceiling withquaintfeature<br />

lightingmakes the open plan kitchen andliving area<br />

feelspacious.<br />

Hereisyourchance to acquireyourown two-bedroom<br />

alpinechaletinthe picturesquevillage of Methven.This<br />

cottage has been thoughtfully refreshed throughout,<br />

boastingamodernised bathroom, paint joband new<br />

carpet. Heated by both alog burner andheat pump,<br />

compactand low maintenance,this is the perfectlock<br />

and leave opportunity for theholidaymaker,<br />

professional couple, orinvestor.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5518678<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519176<br />

Methven<br />

Lot174 Arrowsmith Drive<br />

Methven<br />

8Lampard Street<br />

705sqm<br />

7 2 2<br />

For Sale offers invited over $250,000<br />

View by appointment<br />

FeeEnsor 021705 014<br />

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

DeadlineSale (unless sold prior) 2pm, Wed28Sep <strong>2022</strong><br />

View by appointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705014<br />

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Invest in yourlifestyle<br />

Primarylocationand space<br />

Be quicktosecure thisperfectlypositioned705sqm<br />

(more or less)section locatedinthe highly soughtafter<br />

Camrose Estate, Methven. The section position<br />

and orientationswill ensureafternoonsun into your<br />

outdoor living area. Located within easy reachofFlow<br />

Pooland Studio, Opuke Thermal Poolsand Spa,local<br />

shops, eateries, and schools.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5518862<br />

Arealopportunity exists here for potential buyers as<br />

this seven bedroom home setona1,012sqmsection is<br />

ideallypositioned for convenienceand future<br />

improvement. Spanning 340sqm acrossasinglelevel;<br />

thefloor plan playshost toamultitude of areas. Afreeflowing<br />

livingand diningroomisenjoyed with apellet<br />

burnertakingcentrestage where you can entertain<br />

and effortlessly engagewith guests.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5515393<br />

Methven<br />

Lots 1or2ofLot 4Hobbs Road<br />

Methven<br />

Lot 2, 33 Main Street<br />

5,000sqm<br />

4,012sqm<br />

For Sale offers invited over $450,000<br />

View by appointment<br />

FeeEnsor 021705 014<br />

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705014<br />

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

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Stunning mountain and ruralvistas<br />

The best of townand country<br />

LOT 1UNDER OFFER<br />

SECTIONS ARESOLDSEPARATELY.PRICE IS FOR<br />

EACH SECTION<br />

Lots1and 2are both approximately5,000sqm<br />

(subject to final surveyand titles beingissued)Titles<br />

are expected beforeChristmas.Theyare fully fenced,<br />

with town water andelectricity close to the boundary.<br />

Septicsystemsare required.Purchase themnow and<br />

begin designing your dream home, or secure ahighly<br />

sought afterinvestment in atownthatistaking off.<br />

Only a500m strolltothe town centre, this perfectly<br />

located 4,012sqmsection(subjecttofinal survey and<br />

title) sits on the entrancetothe stunning township of<br />

Methven.Thissite is apremium locationfor families,<br />

with both Mount Hutt Collegeand Our Lady of the<br />

Snows located directly acrossthe road, and Methven<br />

Primary schooljustaround thecorner,school dropoffswill<br />

be made alittle simpler.Townservicesare to<br />

the boundary.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5518246<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519136<br />

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2512231<br />

•Restoration<br />

•Modifications<br />

•Rust Removal<br />

•Custom Fabrications<br />

•WOF Reports<br />

• MagWheel Repairs &Painting<br />

16 Cass Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong>. 03 3<strong>08</strong> 0387<br />

johnsons.panelpaint@gmail.com<br />

www.johnsonspanelpaint.co.nz<br />

•CARS •4WDs •CAMPERVANS<br />

Automotive<br />

Diagnostics &<br />

Servicing<br />

03 3<strong>08</strong> 6646<br />

WILSONS<br />

GLASS<br />

Wilsons Windscreens 2018 Ltd<br />

We areyour one stop glass shop for<br />

AUTO and HOUSE<br />

REPAIR or REPLACE<br />

“Your placeorours”<br />

2512248<br />

•Automotiveservicing,repairs<br />

and diagnostics<br />

•Latest scan tools and<br />

servicedata<br />

•All makes and models including<br />

European and Japanese<br />

•Vehicle transportand recovery<br />

TheBig Blue Shed<br />

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

152 Wills Street,<br />

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

Ph.3<strong>08</strong> 8485<br />

2512224<br />

RESIDENTIAL &<br />

COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS<br />

Phone Quentin andPhil on<br />

027 282 89<strong>08</strong> or 027 2828909<br />

Computer/Tech Help<br />

Need personalised help with your<br />

computer, programs orbackups?<br />

Trouble with your –PC–iPhone/iPad<br />

–printer –network –electronic stuff?<br />

Special price for Seniors<br />

Iwill come to you.<br />

Call Frank 021-120-9292<br />

MSc (Electronic Engineering)<br />

Apple and Windows logos belong to their respective companies<br />

Interior and Exterior Painting<br />

Interior Plastering<br />

EFTPOS available<br />

Wallpapering<br />

2512221<br />

Kitchen dreams can come true<br />

GREAT<br />

RATES<br />

COLLISION REPAIR<br />

SPECIALISTS<br />

NewPCs<br />

and Laptops<br />

forsale<br />

Custom madeand designed especiallyfor you<br />

Free measureand quote<br />

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

www.kitchenexpress.co.nz<br />

03 3077131<br />

2512244<br />

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

Icome to youday or evening!<br />

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

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

20 YearsExperience Microso Cerfied Professional<br />

NETWORKS FIREWALLS AND PCS LTD<br />

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

P: 03 3<strong>08</strong> 1440 C: 027 768 4058<br />

robinbj@xtra.co.nz<br />

2512235<br />

03 307 0506<br />

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

www.threesixtycollision.co.nz<br />

admin@threesixtycollision.co.nz<br />

Approved repairer for:<br />

Advice &Insurance<br />

2512240<br />

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FREE LEGAL HELP<br />

Help in person by appointment<br />

Thursday9.15am -1.45pm<br />

Ph 05<strong>08</strong> CANLAW<br />

(05<strong>08</strong> 226 529) to makean<br />

appointment.<br />

Help by phone Infoline<br />

03 371 3819 or 05<strong>08</strong> 226 529<br />

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

2512225<br />

JukeBox Hire<br />

Weddings,21st,<br />

PrivateFunctions<br />

Sound Systems &Lighting Hire<br />

Phone DJ Dave<br />

03 3<strong>08</strong> 5106<br />

027 251 0015<br />

www.soundmanagement.co.nz<br />

NEAT GARDENS<br />

Does your garden need monthly<br />

maintenance to keep it tidy and<br />

looking good through the seasons?<br />

Or perhaps just need aone off tidy<br />

or pruning completed?<br />

We can help!<br />

Allgarden wasteremoved<br />

ContactCAROLYN Phone: 027 267 5403 or 3<strong>08</strong> 2333<br />

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

2494834<br />

2512233<br />

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

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

enquiries@tinwaldcanvas.co.nz www.tinwaldcanvas.co.nz<br />

2496464<br />

2512209<br />

NEED ASPARKY?<br />

Prompt Service Guaranteed<br />

EXPERIENCED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIAN<br />

<br />

<br />

Repairs and renovations<br />

Switchboardupgrades<br />

LED lighting systems<br />

House rewires<br />

Sheds,garages,sleepouts<br />

Call 021 576 044<br />

Retrofit Double Glazing<br />

Aluminium Windows and<br />

Doors Replacement<br />

Glass ShowerEnclosures<br />

Glass Splashbacks and more<br />

027 2796771<br />

www.3krtrader.co.nz l 163 Tancred Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2503813<br />

2512219<br />

ASHBURTON<br />

GLASS LTD<br />

Experts in glass<br />

3<strong>08</strong>-3918<br />

206 Chalmers Avenue,<br />

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

www.ashburtonglass.co.nz<br />

office@ashburtonglass.co.nz<br />

2512241<br />

We offer the following:<br />

• Gutter and DownpipeCleaning • Weed Spraying<br />

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

• Gorse and BroomSpraying • FenceLineSpraying<br />

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

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

ON GUTTER AND DOWNPIPE CLEANING<br />

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

2512213<br />

Our authorised techniciansns<br />

service and repair all<br />

makes and models of<br />

sewing machines and<br />

overlockers<br />

Ash Solar Power<br />

South Island<br />

BUY 1<br />

BUY 1<br />

GET 1<br />

GET 1<br />

BUY 3<br />

HALF<br />

HALF<br />

GET 1<br />

PRICE * PRICE * FREE *<br />

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

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

www.anniesquilts.co.nz<br />

2497306<br />

www.ashsolarpower.com<br />

2512222<br />

Sales l Service l Repairs<br />

E-BIKES l MOTORCYCLES<br />

P 03 3<strong>08</strong> 7982 - E cliff@mckayanddonaldson.co.nz<br />

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

2512232<br />

FOR ALLYOUR ADVERTISING<br />

REQUIREMENTS, GIVE<br />

Jann or Karen acallon<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 7664<br />

OIL &FILTER<br />

PACKAGE^<br />

$<br />

FROM149<br />

24 HOUR CALLOUT<br />

SERVICE –03307 8438<br />

For Passenger, Commercial and<br />

Farm Vehicles<br />

Bridgestone Tyre Centre <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Cnr Cox &East St. Book now on 03 307 8438<br />

PROUDLY LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED<br />

*Selectedtyres only.^Includes up to 4.5litresofPenrite oiland<br />

astandardoil filter. Conditions apply,see in storefor details.<br />

HAPPENS<br />

WHEN IT DOES, CALL THE EXPERTTEAM OF<br />

PLUMBERS AT STOCKERSOLUTIONS<br />

03 3076388 •490 WESTSTREET<br />

WWW.STOCKERSOLUTIONS.CO.NZ


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$30<br />

<strong>08</strong>00 424 335<br />

OFF!<br />

YOUR FIRST<br />

APPOINTMENT<br />

www.geeksonwheels.co.nz<br />

LOCAL MOBILE<br />

<strong>08</strong>00 4 A GEEK<br />

COMPUTER REPAIR<br />

CANNOT BEUSED INCONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.<br />

•Manufacturer and supplier of<br />

Rylock aluminium windows and doors<br />

•Retrodouble glazing installers foradrier,<br />

warmer,quieter home<br />

Forafreequote, contactDavid &Lorayne Oakley<br />

PHONE 3<strong>08</strong> 8493. EMAIL: owdrylock@gmail.com<br />

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

2494730<br />

Lubes WOF<br />

Allmechanical repairs<br />

TRIANGLE<br />

GARAGE LTD<br />

Victoria Street,<br />

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

Phone: (03) 3<strong>08</strong> 6772<br />

2512243<br />

Letthe team at<br />

Insideout takecareof<br />

all your painting and<br />

property maintenance<br />

• Painting<br />

• Carpentry<br />

• Renovations<br />

• Projectwisdom<br />

• Maintenance&repairs<br />

2010 LTD<br />

Call Shanetodayon03307 7071<br />

2512228<br />

FOR ALL YOUR<br />

ADVERTISING<br />

REQUIREMENTS,<br />

GIVE<br />

Jann or Karen<br />

acall on<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 7664<br />

We’re <strong>Ashburton</strong> local,<br />

and our team have more<br />

than 50 years experience<br />

Your solution for:<br />

•Security systems • Building compliance • Gate automation<br />

•Fire extinguishers• Fire alarms • Alarm monitoring<br />

03 3<strong>08</strong> 7778<br />

securisure.co.nz<br />

info@securisure.co.nz<br />

Contact us today<br />

free quote l advice l discuss<br />

2512238<br />

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

OWNERSHIP<br />

Same exceptional CleaningServices<br />

level of service<br />

&quality cleaning<br />

ALL THINGS CANVAS &PVC<br />

*Awnings/Shade sails/Dropblinds*Auto seat covers &repairs<br />

*Hay&bin covers *PVC covers &repairs<br />

*Ute tonneau covers *Furnitureupholsteryrepairs<br />

*Commercial<br />

PHONE TRAVIS HOWDEN 027 922 4544<br />

2512227<br />

“we clean to a<br />

standard,<br />

not aprice”<br />

• regular full house cleans<br />

• one off spring cleans<br />

• farm houses<br />

• builders cleans<br />

• <br />

100% LOCAL<br />

03 307 2656<br />

www.ashburtoncleaning.co.nz<br />

2512216<br />

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com<br />

2512218<br />

FOR ALL YOUR ADVERTISING<br />

REQUIREMENTS, GIVE<br />

Jann or Karen acallon<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 7664<br />

Protect what<br />

youvalue the<br />

smartway<br />

Manage your<br />

safety&security<br />

anywhere, anytime<br />

Call <strong>08</strong>00 788 393<br />

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

www.masterguard.co.nz<br />

HartleyCurd 021 328 301<br />

Keeping our communitysafefor over25years<br />

2497309<br />

Forall your tyre requirements,<br />

see the localexperts<br />

•Wheel alignments<br />

•Wheel balancing<br />

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

Phone 03 3<strong>08</strong> 6737 (24 hrs –after hours call out applies)<br />

CARAVANAND MOTORHOME<br />

PARTS&ACCESSORIES<br />

Winter<br />

Special<br />

$<br />

22<br />

While<br />

stocks<br />

last<br />

Thetford<br />

Aqua<br />

Kem<br />

Green 2L<br />

Septic tank safe<br />

Come in and check out<br />

our full range<br />

Available from:<br />

MAINLAND COACHWORK LTD<br />

19 J.B. Cullen Drive, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone 307 8353<br />

info@mainlandcoachwork.co.nz<br />

www.mainlandcoachwork.co.nz<br />

2482997<br />

2512237<br />

ALL PAINTING REQUIREMENTS<br />

including<br />

Interior andexterior Roofs<br />

Residential andcommercial<br />

Interior gibstopping<br />

Anyjob bigorsmall<br />

Call Tony 0273283124<br />

PETFOOD SUPPLY<br />

Fresh&frozenfood available<br />

Beef &wild gamemince<br />

Dogrolls Dogbones<br />

Frozenchucks<br />

Briskets<br />

Locally<br />

owned and<br />

operated<br />

027 461 9162<br />

jenandmilzyspetfood@gmail.com<br />

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

WE TAKE CARE OF UNWANTED LIVESTOCK<br />

2512934<br />

2497330


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TheBoss –Bruce Springsteen TributeShow<br />

Wednesday14th <strong>September</strong> 7-30pm<br />

A-Reserve $65 /B-Reserve$55*<br />

Four years in the making “The Boss”is<br />

tuned to perfection bringing youathree<br />

hour world–class showfeaturing the<br />

entireBornInThe USA album plus more<br />

than twenty of the Boss’s greatest hits.<br />

Enjoysome of the best songs ever written<br />

in rock nrollhistory.<br />

Stevie Nicks,Linda Ronstadt,Carole King Songbook<br />

Thursday15th <strong>September</strong> 7-30pm<br />

Adult $49.50* /Gold Card $42 */Kids$35*<br />

Threeofthe worlds most recognised voices<br />

arebroughttoyou in the brand new show<br />

by singer/songwriter Bloom who is known<br />

as one of Australia’s greatest powervocalists.<br />

Aftergracing our stage as AmyWinehouse<br />

and Adele Bloom is set to wowher audiences<br />

in whatcan only be described as incredible.<br />

Jesus Christ Super Star<br />

1Oct -8Oct, 1st October7-30pm,<br />

2nd October2pm, 3rd-8th October<br />

7-30pm ,Adult $69* /Senior $59* /<br />

Student$49* /Group 6+ $55pp*<br />

Presentedbythe <strong>Ashburton</strong>Event<br />

Centre in association with VarietyTheatre<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>and proudly sponsored by<br />

Mediaworks. Aglobal phenomenon that<br />

has wowedaudiences and nowcelebrating<br />

its 52nd anniversary.<br />

Tina –Simply TheBest<br />

Thursday13th October8pm<br />

Adult $61.30* /Group 6+ $56.30* /<br />

Child $36*<br />

Getthe electrifying concertexperienceof<br />

Tina Turner with this full stage production<br />

brimming with Tina hits from the 60’s,<br />

70’s, 80’sand 90’s. Featuring the powerful<br />

raspyvocals and thrilling stage presentof<br />

Caroline Borole liveonour stage.<br />

Engineering Positions Available<br />

Gray Engineering Solutions specialise in dairy,<br />

pumping, augers, land rollers, spiral pipe welding,<br />

general engineering and industrial fitting &<br />

maintenance.<br />

We have thefollowingpositionsavailable:<br />

•Welders/Fabricators<br />

•Fitter &Turners<br />

We are locally owned &operated, notwo days are<br />

the same, you’ll get towork both in the workshop<br />

andonsite, andwehaveagreat team.<br />

We offer flexibility,competitiverates,andpotential<br />

work vehicle forthe rightcandidates.<br />

Interested?<br />

Send acurrentCVtoHayden Bonnington at<br />

hayden@engsolutions.co.nz or<br />

call 027 346 8173tofind out more.<br />

www.engsolutions.co.nz<br />

Fashion Sales Person<br />

2512998<br />

We have an exciting position available in our<br />

Men’sand Women’sClothing and Footwear<br />

Store. If youenjoypeople,clothingand fashion,<br />

want to work forawell established family<br />

company, be partofadedicated, talentedteam,<br />

then we want to hear from you.<br />

At Sparrows our clothing and customer service<br />

is whatsets us apartand we arelooking for<br />

aperson who has the abilitytounderstand<br />

customer needs and will ensuretheirin-store<br />

experienceisamemorable one.<br />

Hours areflexible,however they will include<br />

rostered weekend hours.<br />

If this sounds like youthen please email your<br />

CV to:jolene@sparrows.co.nz<br />

Applications close on Sunday, <strong>September</strong> 11, <strong>2022</strong><br />

2513037<br />

Advance<strong>Ashburton</strong>CommunityFoundation<br />

ExecutiveOfficer<br />

Are you looking for an inspiring job where you<br />

canmakeareal difference?<br />

Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong> Community Foundation (AACF)<br />

is acharitable trustfounded to benefit the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

region. Our aim is tomake positive and real change<br />

for the people and projects in our community by<br />

connecting generous people who care with causes<br />

that matter. Since its establishment, the Foundation<br />

has distributed $6.4 million to our community.<br />

We have an exciting opportunityfor anew Executive<br />

Officertolead the organisation’s growth andenhance<br />

the work we aredoing throughout Mid Canterbury.<br />

In this role, you will provide leadership and<br />

managementtoour smallteamof staffandvolunteers<br />

and work closely with the BoardofTrustees to realise<br />

AACF’s vision of adynamic and responsivecharitable<br />

organisation.<br />

Reporting to the BoardChair,this 35 hours-per-week<br />

role,basedin<strong>Ashburton</strong>, will:<br />

• Build and nurture relationships with current and<br />

potential donors<br />

• Build and nurture relationships with existing, and<br />

identifyfuture,worthyrecipients andcauses in our<br />

community<br />

• Activelypromote AACF to our community<br />

The successful applicant must have a genuine<br />

interest in charitable giving and the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

region, be astrong leader andcommunicator, ableto<br />

build strategicrelationships with the communityand<br />

display ahigh level of integrity.<br />

If you are passionate about making areal difference<br />

to our community please send your CV and cover<br />

letter to:<br />

TheChair<br />

Advance<strong>Ashburton</strong>CommunityFoundation<br />

chair@advanceashburton.org.nz<br />

Applications close <strong>September</strong> 26<br />

Aposition description and application form are on<br />

our website: www.advanceashburton.org.nz<br />

2512780<br />

2511758<br />

03 307 2010 211A Wills Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7700<br />

admin@ateventcentre.co.nz<br />

BUSINESS FOR SALE<br />

BUSINESS FOR SALE<br />

*Servicefees apply<br />

BUSINESS FOR SALE<br />

CATERING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY...<br />

Owner retiring<br />

Asburton’s long established, well regarded and highly popular catering<br />

business ALL FED UP is looking forthe district’snextcatering star.<br />

Owner Dan Lysaght’s retirement means agreat opportunity toput<br />

your own stamp on agood, honest, value for money tradition that has<br />

provided literally hundreds of weddings, company work do’s, family<br />

occasions, service club functions and general catering services to<br />

multiple generations over the past 20 plus years (around Canterbury<br />

area).<br />

Thebusiness would suit aperson who is aself starter, well organised and<br />

enjoys creating catering solutions forall situations.<br />

With the festive season fast approaching, now is asplendid time to<br />

pursue this opportunity.<br />

Included is stock, plant and equipment, website, and kitchen lease at<br />

Creek Road (if required), forward bookings, and assisting the purchaser<br />

towardsasmooth transition, to set them on their way.<br />

Expressions of interest to:<br />

Dan Lysaght ALL FED UP<br />

Email: danlysaght747@gmail.com<br />

2513079<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Grain and<br />

Seed Warehouse Position<br />

Cates was one of the first independent grain and<br />

seed company in Mid Canterbury specialising in<br />

the multiplication and production of clover, cereals,<br />

pulses and brassicas as well as forage and pasture<br />

solutions.Fornearly 50 years we have been offering<br />

strategic understanding, practical advice and huge<br />

localknowledge to the farmers we grow with.<br />

Due to continued growth and expansion, we are<br />

looking to fill aposition in our <strong>Ashburton</strong> grain and<br />

seedwarehouse.<br />

Reporting to the warehouse manager your duties<br />

will includeserving farmerclients, forkliftoperation,<br />

on farm deliveries, handling and mixing ofseed,<br />

maintaining our agri-chemical warehouse and<br />

generalwarehouse duties.<br />

Thesuccessfulapplicant willhavecustomer contact,<br />

so afriendly and efficientmanner is essential.<br />

Applicants will need to be physically fit with a<br />

positiveattitudeand be abletowork well in asmall<br />

friendly team environment.<br />

Knowledge of the grain and seed industry and a<br />

current forklift licence would be an advantage, but<br />

not necessary as full training willbegiven.<br />

Applicants must have acurrent full motor vehicle<br />

licence.<br />

Applications, including acurrent CV, close on Friday<br />

16th <strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong>with:<br />

TheManager<br />

Cates<br />

POBox337<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740<br />

Email –stuartb@cates.co.nz<br />

All applications orexpressions of interest will be<br />

treatedinthe strictest of confidence. 2512176<br />

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

QualityEuropean<br />

Vehicle Servicing<br />

•Advanced<br />

Diagnostics<br />

•Experienced<br />

Technicians<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 3<strong>08</strong>7282 •E:bruce.mcilroy@xtra.co.nz<br />

FOR LEASE<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 />

TO LET<br />

TWO bedroom flat to let,<br />

warm and tidy. $260. a<br />

week. References required.<br />

Phone 0274 155 120.<br />

EveryHome<br />

EveryWeek-that’s<br />

Phone 3<strong>08</strong> 7664<br />

199 Burnett Street<br />

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

MTAAPPROVED<br />

2376123<br />

Call us for a<br />

FREE<br />

QUOTE<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

2500238<br />

ARE you looking for a<br />

flatmate, somewhere to<br />

rent or a boarder? What<br />

better place to advertise<br />

than The <strong>Courier</strong>.<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 />

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.


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SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Full or parttime position<br />

Caci is open in <strong>Ashburton</strong>and we’relooking forasuper star Skin Therapist to<br />

join our Team! Areyou ready to work with NZ’smost iconic skin and appearance<br />

company? If youare looking foranexciting career with further development<br />

opportunities –we’dlovetomeet you!<br />

ABOUT THE ROLE OurSkinTherapists arepassionate,fast paced and focused on<br />

delivering amazing results forour customers on their journey to skin confidence!<br />

THE ROLE WILL INVOLVE:<br />

Working with customers to deliver skin treatments best suited to their concerns<br />

Managing the customers journey through their TreatmentPlan –including<br />

cross-selling treatments whererecommended (for example,appearance<br />

medicine or injectables) Maintaining atight-knit relationship with the clinic<br />

team to ensureweall achieveour targets while meeting our high, performing<br />

team values Always doing rightbyour customers and delivering the best forthe<br />

brand Generating and facilitating customer enquirie<br />

ARE WE FOR YOU?<br />

We have full and part-time roles available.Our training academy: Centre of<br />

Excellence(based in Auckland) offers advanced learning pathways withamix<br />

of face to faceand online training,including personal development, technical<br />

skills and practical training on advanced Caci treatments.Along with abase<br />

hourly rate,you will have access to treatments,products at special staff prices<br />

and commission! To further your professional development, we host an annual<br />

Conferencewith an excitingCaci Awards Night, developmentdaysand in-clinic<br />

training.<br />

ARE YOUFOR US?<br />

You’ll need to be customer focused,with acan-do attitude,the abilityto<br />

collaborate,workasateam and be passionate about delivering results forour<br />

customers! You’ll carefully consider all possible outcomes beforetaking action,<br />

focus on the task at hand,look towards long term outcomes when making<br />

decisions.You’ll have exceptional customer serviceand have an absolutely<br />

passion forskincareand the knowledge to match! Caci stars aremotivatedby<br />

achievement, resilient, adaptable with high emotional intelligence, accountable<br />

and efficientwith their time managementand organizational skills.<br />

YOUWILL IDEALLYHAVE: Aflexible approach to work and be punctual Passion<br />

forskincareand the knowledge to back it up Dedication fordelivering great<br />

customer service, no matter whatAdesiretogrowand be partofahigh<br />

performing team Interest in skin, beauty, cosmetic and cosmetic medicine Great<br />

presentation and someone who lovestoshine!<br />

HOWTOAPPLY! If youthink you’ve got whatittakes,<br />

or youreally want to join us we would love to hear<br />

from you. While it would be awesome if youpossessed<br />

expertskinknowledge,it’syour ambition, drive, and<br />

experiencethatweare after. We can teach youthe rest<br />

as yougrowand develop with the role.<br />

Please email mailto:ashburton.private@caci.co.nz and<br />

submit your cover letter and CV!Wecan’t wait to hear<br />

from you.<br />

Horticulturalist<br />

Our OpenSpacesteamproudly manageand maintain 86 parksand reserves<br />

through our district. While their work is physically demanding, the results<br />

of their effort goonshow for the entire community tosee providing much<br />

satisfaction.<br />

Performing arangeofamenity horticulturetasks, we arelookingfor someone<br />

who is physically fit to join ourteam.<br />

Our standardworking week is Monday toFriday,8hourseach daystarting at<br />

7.30am.<br />

To find out more about this vacancy<br />

and what the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council has to offer you -gotoour<br />

website.<br />

Applications close on Monday, 12<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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

TRADE &SERVICES<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, 3<strong>08</strong><br />

1440 or 027 768 4058.<br />

CARPET Cleaning. Powerful<br />

equipment and fast drying.<br />

Upholstery, mats and rugs.<br />

Experienced owner/operator.<br />

Find us at www.<br />

supersucker.co.nz or<br />

phone John Cameron 027<br />

435 1042.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

ACTIVE MAINTENANCE -<br />

HEATPUMP maintenance,<br />

installation and repairs.<br />

HRV filter replacement.<br />

GUTTER CLEANING for<br />

single storey homes and<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

2512591<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 />

3<strong>08</strong> 8989. SuperGold discount<br />

card accepted.<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

DELIVERERS WANTED<br />

Areyou honestand reliable?<br />

Need some<br />

extracash?<br />

Competitive<br />

ratespaid.<br />

Whynot get fit<br />

earning it!<br />

If this soundslikeyou,email your interest along<br />

with your name,address,suburband phonenumber to:<br />

deliveries@alliedpress.co.nz<br />

2xClass 5Drivers Required<br />

Mayfield Transport Ltd is one of Mid and South Canterbury’s leading transport<br />

companies.<br />

The locally owned and operated transport business services clients in the Mid,<br />

South andwider Canterbury district.<br />

Thecompanyisbased out of our depot in theMayfield township.<br />

Our business consists of stock, bulk, general and blower cartage along with<br />

fertiliser spreading.Ithas aRavensdownconsignmentstore at Mayfield.<br />

We require aLivestockdriver for our 9axleunit andBulk driver forour 7axle unit<br />

Mayfield TransportLtd provides:<br />

• Excellenthourly payrate<br />

• Uniform andprotectiveclothing<br />

• Workphone<br />

• Modernfleet<br />

• Inhouse training<br />

• Top workingconditions<br />

• Assistance in findingaccommodation if relocating<br />

• Rostered time off<br />

• LoyalClientele withsolid workinghours<br />

• Bepartofsmall friendly progressivecountrytransport team<br />

Thesuccessful applicants will needthe following attributesand be responsible for<br />

one of the following positions:<br />

• Exceptional stock sense and handling ability<br />

• Ability to useaugers and grainvacuums<br />

• Befit, healthy, punctual,reliable,haveastrong work ethicand have theability<br />

to work flexiblehours.<br />

• Health and safetyand wellbeing focused with HSAW Act2016 knowledge<br />

• Motivated to deliver top quality service toour customers and have excellent<br />

communication skills<br />

• Self -motivated, shows initiative and who can work independently as well as<br />

being and excellentteamplayerwith apositiveattitude.<br />

Applicants forthisposition must have NZ residency or avalid NZ work visa.<br />

Please email CV with twoReferences to trucky@mtrans.nzor<br />

ContactAndrewCarr(Trucky) on 0274701067<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

2481142<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 Extinguisher 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 />

GENERAL HANDYMAN<br />

work. Phone Steven on 021<br />

2509002<br />

483 376 2493723


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SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Looking forthe ideal<br />

part-time job?<br />

We need School BusDrivers!<br />

Driving aschool bus is very rewarding and allows<br />

you plenty of time to follow other pursuits in<br />

between daily trips.<br />

We currently have vacancies within our companyfor<br />

School Bus Drivers in the <strong>Ashburton</strong>area.<br />

Assistance may be available for suitable applicants<br />

to obtain therequired licences.<br />

Forfurther information, please directenquiriesto:<br />

TheManager<br />

PearsonsCoachlines Ltd<br />

403 West Street<br />

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

Email: ashburton@pearsonscoachlines.co.nz<br />

Phone: 03 3<strong>08</strong> 2992 or 021 344 647<br />

Website: www.pearsonscoachlines.co.nz<br />

ASHBURTON COLLEGE<br />

‘Individual ExcellenceinaSupportive<br />

Learning Environment’<br />

25<strong>08</strong>996<br />

Learning SupportAssistant–<br />

English as an Additional Language (EAL)<br />

This is afixed-term, term-time only position<br />

to commenceimmediately forthe remainder<br />

ofthe <strong>2022</strong> school year.<br />

Thesuccessful applicantwill be supporting students<br />

to whom Englishisanadditional language and who<br />

struggle with learning.<br />

Hours: 20 hoursper week,tobeconfirmed<br />

with successful applicant.<br />

Employmentisunder the SupportStaffinSchool’s<br />

CollectiveAgreement, Grade B.<br />

Initial paymentstepcommensuratewith experience.<br />

Applications close noon,<br />

Monday12<strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Application is by wayofletter andcurriculum vitae to:<br />

Jodee Ross,Principal’s Secretary<br />

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

Ref:EAL22<br />

2509735<br />

Deliverydriver /Odd jobs /<br />

Part time position<br />

We have an opportunity for aself starting reliable<br />

applicant to join our team at My Farm Fresh<br />

asparagus.<br />

We areasmall family owned asparagus business on<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong>townboundary.<br />

Youneed:<br />

• Goodcommunicationskills<br />

• BePhysically fit<br />

• Agreatattitude with asense of humour<br />

• Acurrent New Zealand drivers license<br />

• Confidenttowing atrailer<br />

• Beable to help at markets if required<br />

This position is seasonal and will startearly October<br />

to end ofNovember <strong>2022</strong>. $25.50/hour including<br />

holidaypay.<br />

Come join our team<br />

Apply to admin@myfarmfresh.co.nz<br />

2513338<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

DENTURE repairs. Dr Peter<br />

Rumping, retired dentist,<br />

repairs dentures. Phone<br />

027 220 9997.<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 3<strong>08</strong> 8147 or<br />

027 432 5447<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

GUTTER CLEANING using<br />

avacuum system to clean<br />

out the debris is a faster<br />

and cleaner process. Call<br />

Allan on 027 209 5026.<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 />

SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

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

Caretaker<br />

This is apart-time position,offering two permanent,six to eight hour daysper<br />

week Saturday and Sunday.You will take responsibility forensuringour public<br />

conveniencesinthe CBD areofahigh standardfor our residents and visitors<br />

alike.<br />

To find out more about this vacancy<br />

and what the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council has to offer you -visit our<br />

website.<br />

Applications close on Monday, 12<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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

Digital Access<br />

Coordinator<br />

Permanent, full-time opportunity inour Library team for atechnically savvy<br />

individual who will develop and promote the digital offerings for our broad<br />

customer base and help manage the digital content about the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Public Library’sservices andprogrammes.<br />

To find out more about this vacancy<br />

and what the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council has to offer you, go to our<br />

website.<br />

Applications close Monday, 12<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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

Mid-SouthCanterbury Life EducationTrust<br />

PermanentParttimeEducator<br />

Job share.5FTE<br />

HAROLD NEEDS YOU!!<br />

An exciting opportunity hasbecome available to workwithin an organisation<br />

making apositiveimpact on young people’slives in the Midand South<br />

Canterbury schools.<br />

As ourlocal face, your ability to build relationshipswithschoolsand<br />

understandthem as thecustomer willbekey to successfullymeeting their<br />

needs and to ultimately assist with their children’slearning. Youwill also have<br />

strong organisational skills,enablingyou to plan in advance to maximise your<br />

teaching time.<br />

So if you’reamotivated andtalentedteacherlookingtotakethe next step,<br />

offering aflexible work environment, then we’re verykeen to hear from you.<br />

Email Michelle at vacancies@lifeeducation.org.nz to apply,orfor more<br />

informationgoto: https://www.lifeeducation.org.nz/who-we-are/vacancies<br />

Applications close5pm <strong>September</strong> 18th, andwe’llbeassessing applications<br />

as theycomeinsoare keentohearfromyou sooner ratherthanlater!<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<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 />

TRADE &SERVICES<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 />

2512680<br />

HOME-HANDYMAN/<br />

Builder, specialising in<br />

Decking, Carports, Cladding<br />

restoration and Timber<br />

window repairs. General<br />

home-handyman work.<br />

Phone Lindsay 027 230<br />

0205.<br />

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SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

57<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Working in construction and<br />

looking forsomething new?<br />

Considering Australia?<br />

HBK Buildingisbuilt by Kiwis and has long and<br />

shorttermopportunities available now.<br />

Kiwi culturewith Kiwi values make us a<br />

greatteam to be apartof.<br />

Contactusvia email on<br />

admin@hbkbuikding.com.au or<br />

phone +61449021352<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

AFTER HOURS<br />

HEALTH CARE<br />

2513146<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 <strong>08</strong>00 611 116<br />

Brought<br />

toyouby<br />

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

Phone: 03 3<strong>08</strong> 6733 Fax: 03 3<strong>08</strong> 6755<br />

TRAVEL<br />

TRAVEL<br />

WHEELSONTHE BUS<br />

18 Sept CHCH City Garden Tour<br />

26-28 Sept Dunedin Tour<br />

1Oct Horse PowerRally<br />

8Oct MāoriSide-steps<br />

22-26 Nov Collingwood/Takaka<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

HEATPUMPS and Ventilation<br />

Systems: Service,<br />

clean, repair and install.<br />

Please call Silvery<br />

Bauman, Ph 021 544 760.<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional,<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 3<strong>08</strong> 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

PLASTERING<br />

&COATINGS<br />

Rockcote. Waterproofing.<br />

Texture/Specialist<br />

Coatings.<br />

The Finishing Company<br />

03 307 8870 2501816<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 <strong>08</strong>00 368 468<br />

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.<br />

tintawindow.co.nz<br />

Forbookings phone<br />

03 3<strong>08</strong> 0224 l 027 265 6883<br />

HOME SERVICES<br />

25<strong>08</strong>838<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 />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

ROOF SERVICE -Moss and<br />

mold treatments, roof and<br />

gutter leak repairs, residential<br />

and commercial. For<br />

prompt service - call your<br />

local contractor - Tim on<br />

021 197 8128.<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 />

TURN THE PAGE<br />

TO VIEWMORE<br />

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GARDEN SUPPLIES<br />

FRESH Potatoes; Red Rascal<br />

and Agria $2.per kg,<br />

10kg bags for $15. Phone<br />

03 3<strong>08</strong> 3195 or 027 531<br />

9103; 81 Elizabeth Street,<br />

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

MUSHROOM<br />

COMPOST<br />

Now is the time to dig in<br />

our topqualitymushroom<br />

compost to your vegetable<br />

garden. Ideal to replenish<br />

nutrients used by previous<br />

crops and improvethe soil<br />

structure.<br />

It also adds beneficial<br />

micro-organisms to<br />

thetired soil.<br />

$60 per cubic metre<br />

or $10 bag.<br />

Freedeliverywithin<br />

town boundary.<br />

Open 6daysaweek at<br />

our Tinwald yard,<br />

2<strong>08</strong> Maronan Road.<br />

Phone 021 129 8936<br />

Jordan’<br />

NURSERY<br />

RHODODENDRONS<br />

91 PyeRoad,<br />

The Downs, Geraldine<br />

SPRING<br />

ONLY<br />

Wed-Sat 10am-4pm<br />

Or by arrangement<br />

Tel03693 8332or0274311 815<br />

2507213<br />

SHEEP manure $8. bag. 3x3<br />

linseed straw at $35 abale,<br />

3x4 linseed at $40 abale.<br />

Call Ian 027 286 3697 or<br />

Dave 027 601 1426. A<br />

Hinds Lion Project.<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

DRY Firewood, split and<br />

delivered, 3.6 3 m cord.<br />

$275. Phone 021 102 0017.<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

OFFCUTS<br />

$140 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 />

3<strong>08</strong>-3595<br />

WANTED TO BUY<br />

2512623<br />

25<strong>08</strong>456<br />

ASHBURTON Scrap Metal<br />

Recyclers buy heavy metal<br />

etc. Free light-grade metal<br />

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

weekdays. 117 Alford Forest<br />

Rd, (behind<br />

PlaceMakers). Phone 03<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 8033 or 027 249 6625.<br />

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PROSTATE<br />

CANCER<br />

SUPPORTGROUP<br />

An established supportgroup in <strong>Ashburton</strong>for<br />

men and their families who areliving with a<br />

diagnosis and treatmentfor prostate cancer.<br />

2YOUNG ADULTCATS<br />

NEEDING NEWHOMES<br />

Tomcat chip and neutering - FREE for<br />

communitycardholders during the<br />

months of August,<br />

<strong>September</strong> and October.<br />

Phone todayfor an appointment.<br />

Food donations kindly accepted.<br />

Tuesday-Saturday<br />

Kindly sponsored by<br />

9:30am -noon<br />

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027 332 9286<br />

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Young Mentoring Services<br />

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SELL<br />

LPG<br />

REFILLS<br />

Small LPG cylinders<br />

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Arthur Cates Ltd<br />

26 McNally Street<br />

Ph 3<strong>08</strong> 5397<br />

Riverside Industrial Estate<br />

LPG REFILLS<br />

9kg cylinders<br />

$28.50<br />

Anysizecylinder filled<br />

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

Phone 307 2707<br />

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2493763<br />

DO YOUHAVE<br />

something youwant<br />

TO SELL?<br />

Advertise with the<br />

Phone 03 3<strong>08</strong> 7664<br />

MEETING DATE<br />

Tuesday13 th <strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

TIME 3.00pm<br />

VENUE Cancer Societyrooms,<br />

CnrKermode and Mona Sq.<strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

CONTACT: Doug Collie 0275 100 556<br />

Email: ashburton@prostate.org.nz<br />

ALL WELCOME.<br />

Formoreinformation call <strong>08</strong>00 477 678<br />

Organised by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ<br />

www.prostate.org.nz<br />

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REBECCA NELSON<br />

Vocalist with the RoyalNew Zealand Navy Band<br />

Saturday, <strong>September</strong> 10, 7:30pm at the Sinclair Centre<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Musical Club<br />

This is apublic concert and there will be adoor charge of<br />

$10 members, non members $20 and students free<br />

EnrolmentScheme<br />

and Cohort<br />

Wakanui School is likely to have 8places forOut of<br />

Zone enrolments in 2023 forNew Entrants and 2<br />

places in each of Years 2, 3and 4.<br />

Application enquiries canbemade by emailingthe<br />

school officeatoffice@wakanui.school.nz whereby<br />

youwill be forwarded theappropriate documents<br />

to be returned by the 23 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong>deadline.<br />

AllInZoneapplicationsshould also be made by this<br />

date to assist in determining the exactnumber of<br />

OutofZoneplaces.<br />

If OutofZone applications exceed the number of<br />

places,aballot will be required.This will takeplace<br />

on 30 <strong>September</strong><strong>2022</strong>.<br />

CohortEntry<br />

Wakanui School operates aCohortEntry Policy.<br />

Therewill be 8entry points fornew entrantswho<br />

have had their 5th birthday:<br />

30 January 06March 24 April 29May 17 July<br />

21 August 09 October 13 November<br />

Forenquiries regardingeither theEnrolment<br />

Scheme or CohortEntry,please contactthe school<br />

officePh3023899.<br />

HospiceMid Canterbury<br />

Masks must be worn. Supper will be served.<br />

2512702<br />

Dealingwith alifelimiting illness?<br />

We can supportyou and your family<br />

to makeevery daycount.<br />

Allservicesare free.<br />

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227 8387<br />

www.hospicemc.nz<br />

emailsupport@hospicemc.nz<br />

hospicemidcanterbury<br />

2504327<br />

2513210<br />

2512503<br />

OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS FOR 2023<br />

The Methven Primary School Board of<br />

Trustees is accepting applications from<br />

parents/caregivers who wish to enrol their<br />

child at MethvenPrimary School in 2023.<br />

An enrolmentschemeand zone is in place and<br />

details of this can be obtained from theschool<br />

officeorwebsite.<br />

Thedeadlinefor outofzone applications for<br />

2023 is 3pm, Friday 14 th October.<br />

Application forms areavailablefrom:<br />

School Office -03302 8500<br />

Website-www.methven.school.nz/enrolment<br />

We invite parents/caregivers to contact the<br />

office if they wish to learn more about our<br />

school and arrangeatour.<br />

SCVCC Annual Swap Meet<br />

NOTE: Newvenue<br />

Orari Racecourse, Sept. 10th,<br />

gates open 7.30am<br />

All makes car display<br />

Something for everyone<br />

Sites –Michelle Munro Ph 03 6864824<br />

Or email scvccswapmeet@hotmail.com<br />

NO DOGS ALLOWED<br />

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3.50 Muru<br />

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PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

206 CLUB - provides company,<br />

fun, entertainment,<br />

games, speakers and more<br />

for those 65 years and over.<br />

Friendly, supportive<br />

environment, two course<br />

hot mid-day meal, very<br />

minimal cost. Come and<br />

join us. We now have<br />

vacancies on a Monday<br />

and Wednesday, 10am to<br />

2.30pm. Run by Age Concern<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, Seniors<br />

Centre, 206 Cameron<br />

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phone 3<strong>08</strong> 6817 or 027 281<br />

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

FanciersSociety<br />

PoultryAucon<br />

16th October <strong>2022</strong><br />

Entries Close<br />

25th <strong>September</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Writefor Selling<br />

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or go to our website<br />

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BOTANICAL Expo. Lincoln<br />

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small treasures. Floral art,<br />

daffodils, Workshops and<br />

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Plough Parts<br />

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Laboratorytechnology graduate<br />

TamaraBoon-Harris.<br />

Pacific Trades<br />

Training scheme<br />

creating bright futures<br />

Tony Siva is aproud Samoan and even<br />

proudersince he returned to studyand<br />

gothimselfanapprenticeshiptobecome<br />

abuilder.<br />

“My plan forthe futureistobuy or build my ownhouse and hopefully go back<br />

to Samoa to rebuild my village,” Tony says.<br />

“<br />

The tutors were great.<br />

They were very supportive<br />

and understanding.<br />

”<br />

Opportunities for<br />

Māori in science<br />

TamaraBoon-Harris (WaikatoTainui,<br />

Ngāpuhi) is agreat exampleofa<br />

young Māori woman thriving<br />

in the field of science.<br />

“I want to encourage anyone —but especially Māori —toconsider acareer<br />

in science,” Tamarasays. “Most of the technology we have todayisthanksto<br />

science; it’s what helps us createabetter future.”<br />

Tamaraadds that “tikanga Māori is abit different to Westernthinkingand we<br />

often have differentviews.Iwouldrecommend maintaining your mātauranga<br />

Māori while pursuing acareerinscience.”<br />

Tamaradiscoveredher passionfor sciencewhile at university.<br />

“I discovered Ireallyenjoyedworking in alaboratory,” the 27-year-old says.<br />

“I wanted to know more about the world around us andhow Icould make a<br />

differencethrough newtechnologiesand research.”<br />

So,after completing her degree, followedbyafewyearsworking, Tamara<br />

enrolled in the GraduateDiplomainLaboratoryTechnology at AraInstituteof<br />

Canterburytoequip herself with skills and knowledge for alab-based career.<br />

TamaradescribesAra as asafelearning spacewhereshe could freely express<br />

her thoughtsand ideas with her tutors and other students. “The tutors were<br />

great.Theywereverysupportiveand understanding, and really helpful if you<br />

had queriesabout asubjectoryou were struggling with something. They<br />

were moreone-on-onethan at universityand youcould always talk to them<br />

and ask questions.”<br />

Tamara’stutors were therefor herwhen she experienced financial hardship<br />

duringher studies. “Theyencouraged and helped me to apply forthe Pūtea<br />

TautokoMāori laboratory technology scholarship.Igot it and that’s what<br />

pushed me through the course —justthat extrafinancial support.”<br />

Tamarasays herwork placement at Plant and Food Research wasahighlight<br />

of her Araexperience andone of severalwaysAra helped her<br />

to become work ready.<br />

“Theyalso helpyou with your CV,theyhelpyou to preparefor interviews and<br />

theyset youupfor the professional world.”<br />

With agraduatediploma and work experienceunder her belt,Tamaragained<br />

employment at medical laboratoryCanterburySCL,which she’s loving.<br />

“Scienceisaboutunderstanding the world aroundyou. If youwanttocome<br />

up with newideas to push our societytowards agreen future, I’dsay that<br />

scienceisthe avenue to take, and thatAra is definitely agreat placetostart<br />

your career.”<br />

Prior to studying at Ara, Tony worked as asalesassistant forFonterra.Hesayshe<br />

decided to become aqualified builder because he wanted to build abetter future<br />

forhis family.<br />

Tony completed the NewZealandCertificateinConstruction Trade Skills at Ara,<br />

which wasfreethrough Ara’sPacificTradesTraining scheme. During his studies,<br />

Tony wasencouraged to explorehis culture.<br />

“Weweregiven our owntools forthe course, and we learned howtointerpret our<br />

culturethrough woodwork,” he says.“So as well as learning howtobuild ahouse<br />

and things likeretaining walls,decksand fences, Ialso made aTo’oto’o(Samoan<br />

chief’s staff).”<br />

Ara’sPacificTradesTraining scheme providesextensive pastoralsupportto<br />

students. “It helps youget to your end goal,” Tony says.“There’slotsofcareand<br />

supportprovided –likebus money, petrol vouchers,food vouchers,counsellors and<br />

advisors.The Pacific Island StudentsAssociation offers alot too, and Araputson<br />

lotsofsocial and sports eventsthroughout the semester.”<br />

Tony says returning to study as an adult wasalittle daunting, especially as this<br />

washis firstexperienceoftertiary-levelstudy.“At firstIthoughtitwould be abit<br />

awkwardbecause of my age, being surrounded by kids who justfinished school.<br />

But my tutors were great –theymade learning relevant and fun –and Iwas<br />

encouraged to persevere and completethe course.”<br />

Tony is undertaking his apprenticeship with Home NZ Construction. He’s applying<br />

the skills he learned at Araand picking up manymoreonthe job,while earning a<br />

good wage. He’s quick to encourageother adultstoconsiderlearning atrade.<br />

“It’s nevertoo late to studyorchange your career path. If youwork hardand put<br />

the time andeffortintoatrade, Iguarantee you’ll reap the benefits.”<br />

“<br />

It’s never too late<br />

to study or change<br />

your career path.<br />

”<br />

Carpentrygraduate<br />

Tony Siva.


Cookery managed<br />

apprenticeships<br />

awin-win<br />

Learningonthe job is proving to be<br />

mutually beneficialfor Timaru hospitality<br />

business co-owner Kristy Phillipsand<br />

twoofher employees.<br />

By participating in AraInstituteofCanterbury’smanaged apprenticeship scheme,<br />

Chloe Lysaght and Mikayla Ratcliff,both employees at popular Timaru restaurant<br />

Cactus Fire,are upskilling while on the job.<br />

In this mutually beneficial arrangement,both employees will gain Level4<br />

certificates in cookerywhile their employer, Kristy,will retain her valued staff and<br />

supportthem to grow their confidence, capabilityand readiness to takeonmore<br />

senior roles.<br />

Chloe and Mikayla startedtheir managed apprenticeships after Aracookerytutor<br />

Wally Katene approached Kristy to tell her about the scheme, which seesemployees<br />

learnfromamentor at their workplace. Araprovidesstructureand supportfor the<br />

employer, mentor and student,and stagesworkshops,assessmentsand practical<br />

teststo gauge the student’s progress.<br />

Seeing the potential benefitsofthe scheme, Kristy suggested it to Chloe and<br />

Mikayla who were both keen. Shethen enlistedCactusFire’shead chef Sarah<br />

Heurea to be their mentor.Kristy says the managed apprenticeship scheme has<br />

worked well forthem. “That’s because we’vehad people invested in making it<br />

asuccess:Wally in communicating with each party,Sarah in taking the time to<br />

mentor,and Chloe and Mikayla learning to be organised and plan. It’s taken all of us<br />

to be ‘onthe same bus’ to get the girls to such asuccessful destination.”<br />

As well as gaining moreskills and confidencethrough the scheme,<br />

apprenticeMikayla says she’s rediscovered her love forthe industry.<br />

Kristy Phillips (centre), co-owner of Cactus Fire bar and restaurant in Timaru,<br />

is enormously proud of her employees Mikayla Ratcliff (left) and Chloe Lysaght<br />

and all they’ve achieved as managed apprentices.<br />

“It’s an incredible experiencegetting your qualification while in the workplaceand<br />

it’s not as hardasit mayseem. Our tutor Wally wasincredible to work with. He was<br />

kind and understanding of everyone’s different situations.Hekept in constant touch<br />

about our lessons and answeredevery question we had. And Icouldn’t have wished<br />

forabettermentor than Sarah. Shewas agreat asset to my studies–incredibly<br />

knowledgeable, ready to help with anyquestions Ihad and extremely encouraging.”<br />

Chloe says doing the managed apprenticeship hasbeen thebest career move she’s<br />

ever made. “I’ve gained moreconfidenceand my overall skillset in the kitchen has<br />

improved so much.I’vegrown intoawell-rounded chef because of the course and<br />

wouldrecommendittoabsolutely anyone.”<br />

Kristysaysthe skills Chloe andMikayla have learned have already been an asset to<br />

thebusiness. “They’re helping to trainnew staffinthe kitchen environment and upskill<br />

all the team around them. Our conversations around newmenu ideas,costings and<br />

ordering targetsare easier and moreinclusive.”<br />

Kristybelievesit’suptohospitalityemployers to grow thenextgeneration of leaders.<br />

“Weneed to enable it,not hinder it,and to celebratethe wins with our teams as they<br />

learnnew skills.I’m excitedtobeable to help Chloe and Mikayla grow within our<br />

business and achieve their career goals.It’supskilling the whole industry.”<br />

more than 150 career-enhancing study options<br />

Just left school and not sure what todonext? Looking to change career or set<br />

yourself up for better job opportunities? Wanting toreturn tothe workforce or<br />

find anew direction in life?<br />

Whatever your goal, we can help make ithappen with awide range offull-time and<br />

part-time study options plus online programmes you can study anywhere, any time.<br />

These subjects are available to study in South Canterbury:<br />

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

• Accounting<br />

• Foundation skills<br />

• Human resource management<br />

• Leadership and management<br />

Timaru<br />

• Accounting<br />

• Agriculture engineering<br />

• Art and design<br />

• Automotive trades<br />

• Barista/café service<br />

• Beauty therapy<br />

• Carpentry<br />

• Computing<br />

• Construction trades<br />

• Cookery<br />

• Creativity<br />

• Digital media<br />

• Early childhood education<br />

• Electrical trades<br />

• Engineering, welding and fabrication<br />

• English language<br />

• Food safety<br />

• Food and beverage services<br />

• Hairdressing<br />

• Hospitality<br />

• Human resource management<br />

• Human support services<br />

• Information design<br />

• Leadership and management<br />

• Mechanical engineering<br />