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Patricia relishes fundraising
If you visit Patricia McLaren
you will witness her swishing
around her kitchen making
and baking all sorts of treats to
raise money for agood cause.
Patricia has been selling
preservesand baking at the
Ashburton District Farmers
Market since 2016, raising
money foracause closetoher
heart, Ronald McDonald
Patricia said for the first two
markets thisyear she will also
raise money for the St John
Health Shuttle ‘‘because of the
recent crash and the
importance of service to the
She has raised astellar
$46,000 overthe last six years
for RonaldMcDonald House.
Patricia chosethe charity
becauseher grandson was
born prematurely 13 years ago.
‘‘They were wonderful at
Ronald McDonald House,’’ she
Patricia loves making jam,
relish and chutneys andwas
taught as ayoung girlbythe
women in her community.
‘‘I’ve doneitall my life,Iwas
bought up in Willowby, Mum
died when Iwas three and Dad
brought me up along with all
the women in Willowby Ihad
so many mothers,’’ she said
The ladies taught herthe art
of preserve making.
‘‘And my Dad,hetaughtme
Her gingernut biscuits,
recipe, are apopular
favourite withthe public
andher best seller is
‘‘A lot of people who
love their marmalade
are on heart pills so
can’t have the
so orange lemon is
the next best.’’
off whatshe has
apricot jam, quince jam,
tomato relish, beetroot relish
and raspberry jam.
Oneofthe things that
making preserves is there is no
wasteand it is all natural.
‘‘I don't like wasting
anything, in all my
preserves there is
no additives, no
we don't spray
the fruit trees
‘‘It was the
waste anything, you put it in a
jar and you’ve got it for years.’’
Ronald McDonald House
show their appreciation of
Patricia’s fundraising efforts
and make apointofvisiting
herifthey are in town.
‘‘They are amazing, they
acknowledge me every time, I
send the money and theysend
back areceipt, there is always
amessage with it, there is
always atelephonecall and
they takemeout to lunch
‘‘If Igoup thereI’m treated
like aQueen, theyare an
Patricia enjoys mixing with
the public on market days and
particular are moved by what
she is doing.
‘‘I find grandfatherswill
come and buyajar, then after
awhile I’ve had at least four
come back with a$50
donation, because Ronald
McDonald House looked after
their daughters while they had
their grandchild, it just
touches their hearts.’’
From October 1you can
catch Patricia at the
Market at Ashburton’s West
Street car park in the CBD.
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Motorbike park ruled out
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TheAshburton District Council is
disappointed aDepartment of
Conservation decision will scuttle its
plans to provide adesignated
recreationalmotorbike park at
But it still hopes to work with
parties to findaway to improve the
Ashton Beach has been an informal
place to motorbike ride, but the area
is also shared with southern grass
skink, which are in decline around
New Zealand despite all native
lizards andtheir habitatbeing
protected under the Wildlife Act.
The councilhad been working with
the AshburtonMotorcycle Clubto
move casual motorbiking fromthe
beach to amoreformal track on
nearby councilowned farmland.
It was hoped it wouldimprove
health and safety for riders as well as
providing more ecological protections
to local skink populations and native
birds in the area.
Council chief executive Hamish
Riach said the proposed area for the
new track was farm landzoned Rural
“We were proposing to move
Motorcycle tracks at Ashton Beach.
recreational motorcyclists froman
informal riding area to the farm land
nearby, and also covenant alternative
nearby areas forpermanent
protection for wildlife and native
Skinks are present across the entire
area and with riding occurring in a
more concentrated area and habitat
enhancements in the covenanted
areas, there would be an overall
benefit to local skink numbers.
Council had to applyfor
authorisation underthe Wildlife Act,
as the formation and use of the
motorbike park wouldlikely result in
some skink fatalities. It was declined
Councillors describedthe outcome
as aloselose situation, with
motorbiking still likely to occur
informally in the area and no
additional protections provided for
They voted to write to the Minister
of Conservation and other politicians
expressing concern thedecisionmaking
process appeared to be
flawed; external experts were also
surprised by the decision and little
weight given to the proposed
permanent protection of theskink.
Council was keen to work withDOC,
ECan andlocal iwi to find away
“We were surprised and alittle
dismayed by the decision, but we need
to look forward and try to get all the
interested parties aroundthe table so
we can find asolutionthat preserves
the skinks’ habitat and improves
safety forrecreational users of the
area,” Mr Riach said.
AshtonBeach came on council’s
radar in 2019 when officers became
aware of ahealth and safety issue on
an unfenced portion of council’s
Ocean Farm at thebeach.Asteep area
of land was being used by motorbike
and 4WD enthusiasts.
Those areas have since been fenced
off, and apotential new alternative
area for riding wasidentified through
2020. Askink surveyinMay 2020
confirmed thepresence of southern
grass skink in theproposed motorbike
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Rakaia School’s 150th reunion event
Organisers of Rakaia School’s
150th jubileeevent are
counting down thedays to the
Theschool, at the northern
was one of the first in the
It’s 150th jubileewas
originally planned for March
this year, butwas halted by
It is now being held over
Labour Weekend from October
21 to 23.
Jubilee committee member
Carolyn Nordqvistsaid there
were plenty of activities,
catchups planned for past and
Such asignificant milestone
deserved to be recognisedand,
sincecovid hadforced the date
to be deferred, it had given
peoplemore time to register for
the new dates.
So far 180 people had
registered but more were
Themost seniorpastpupil to
register wasaged97years old
and travelling down from
Nelson, and the most distance
travelled, so far,was arriving
from Florida, in theUnited
Photos: left; Pauline Doody, Carol Muckle and Carolyn Nordqvist, of the Rakaia School 150th jubilee committee, look through school
memorabilia; above: Pauline and Carol have put together a25year history at the school since the 125th year book already written.
She said people planning to
attend should register now via
the Rakaia School 150th
Jubilee Facebook page.
The page itself has plenty of
memorable moments being
shared including historic class
photographs andthose of
Rakaia during the weekend
could be arranged foranyone in
need, she said.
Rakaia School duo Pauline
Doody and CarolMuckle have
booklet which has taken
months of work.
It covers events and changes
at theschool over the past25
years andsincethe school’s
There are reflections by not
only principal Mark Ellis but
pupils and teachers.
People can order the book
through the page, or by
contacting the school.
Friday nights activities
include registration with
conversazione and nibbles. A
street parade on Saturday from
10am,will be followed by a
picnicwithspeeches at 1pm,
the cutting of an anniversary
cake and decadespanning
photographs then afternoon
On Saturday night there is an
evening meal with live music
anddancing at the Rakaia
Memorial Hall from 6.30pm.
Aremembrance service on
Sunday from10amwinds up the
Current pupils of the school
were warmly welcomed to
attendSaturday and Sunday
event to celebrate their school
as part of itshistory, Carolyn
said. Butthey didneed to
Rakaia School hasbeenthe
learning institute of many
families over its 150 year
It startedits journey at the
South Rakaia Hotelin1872,
where the first school committee
wasformed. Since then it has
remained an integral part of the
community and taught pupils
through three major world wars,
aflu epidemic, heavy snowfalls,
district wideearthquakes and, of
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Royal New ZealandAir Force corporal JosephLavery, from Methven, took part in the Queen’s funeral procession.
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Local serviceman takes
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Royal New ZealandAir Force Arch.
corporal Joseph Lavery says
“Thatwas it. It was the
marching down London’s The Mall Commonwealth and all the Brits
in the Queen’s funeral procession saying goodbye to Her Majestyfor
as part of the Commonwealthand the last time. It wasthe firsttime I
GreatBritain’s finalgoodbyetothe got to meet her and the lasttime,
Her Majesty TheLate Queen
and Ifelt very privilegedtohave
Elizabeth II was special.
beenthere for thatmoment.”
Originallyfrom Methven, he was The NZDFcontingentarrived the
one of 24 New ZealandDefence previousMonday andhad spent the
Forcesailors, soldiersand aviators week preparingatPirbright Army
marching alongside Australian and Camp in Surrey. In the earlyhours
of Thursdaymorning (UK time)they
Commonwealth contingent, from were part of afull dress rehearsal
WestminsterAbbey to Wellington withUKArmed ForcesonThe Mall.
Arch on themorningofthe funeral. “We definitely had to pick our
While the processiondown The drill up. Everyone hasthe core
Mallwas daunting, in view of knowledgebut we needed to getit
millions around the world,
sharp and the British aregood at
Corporal Lavery said the moment that. These guardsmen, it’s what
that would staywith him was when theydo. It’s coolparading with
the Queen’s coffinwas lifted from thembut we’reall feeling pretty
the gun carriageand placed into sore,” saidCorporal Lavery.
the Royal hearseatWellington Ahighlightofthe week wasthe
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to PirbrightonFriday to thank the
attending.The New Zealand
contingent returnedthe thanksby
performing the Defence Force
It felt strange being inabubbleat
camp,getting up to speed, whilethe
country was in mourning.
“Foralot of us it hit homewhat
we were doing when wewere
marching downThe Mall,during
the dressrehearsal. That was it.
We’re here, we’re really doing
Corporal Lavery is agraduateof
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The inaugural market day in
downtownAshburton this week
was abooming success drawing
thousands of people into the
central business district.
Stallholders from around
Canterbury converged on
Ashburton’s closed main street
for the event which attracted
crowds of locals and outoftowners.
It was setinplaceahead of the
planned Queen Elizabeth II
Theevent, organised by Carol
Johns and her trusty team of
supporters, was areplacement
option for the nowdefunct
She was verypleased with the
turnout and feedback. ‘‘Whata
day it's been. Thank you to the
amazing stallholders for being
so positive andsupporting me. A
fantastic amazing turnout of
very happy shopperslocal and
visitors,’’ she said.
Among those in town were
cousins Scarlett McDonnell, 11,
of Ashburton andLucia Baxter,
10, of Rakaia.
They like many attending
enjoyed abit of browsing among
the stalls, before enjoying an ice
cream on the green space from
Her focus would now turn on
preparations for theannual
Santa Parade, usually held in
Cousins Scarlett McDonnell
(left) and Lucia Baxter chill out
during the Market Day in
downtown Ashburton; below
Market Day turnout success.
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Book-lovers bag up big time at Bookarama
The 2022 Bookarama event was ahuge success said coordinator David Mead.
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Bookaramahas never been so
busy, with the firstday deemed
thebusiest in history thanks to
theQueen Elizabeth II
Memorial Daypublic holiday.
‘‘It’s been marvellous, best
day we’ve everhad,’’ said David
Mead, coordinator of the
Bookaramaevent and member
of the RotaryClub of
On Tuesday he reckoned
they’d already sold thousands
of books, with many more to be
snatched up throughout the
There are books on all topics,
from popular paperbacks to
ornate classics, to health,
subjects. In addition there are
board games andpuzzles, vinyls
and videos,CDs and DVDs,all
which arepriced less than
the RotaryClub of Ashburton’s
Charitable Trust, which allows
them to fundand sponsor local
‘‘We’d justlike to thank the
people,really,for the support,’’
The annual preloved book
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Walnut Avenue intersection
closes for seven weeks
Waka Kotahi (NZTA) has
between West and East Streets
to trafficfor the next seven
The closure began aday
later than previously
publicised due to the public
holiday to mark the passing of
Waka Kotahi are operating a
pedestriancrossing at the site
on school days from 8am until
5pm, but outside those times
pedestrianswill need to use
the overhead pedestrian
bridgetocross the rail tracks,
which is opposite Wills Street
(near Countdown East) and is
south of the work area.
The Waka Kotahi pedestrian
crossing across the trackswill
not operate during school
holidays or weekends.
refugewill be in place
opposite the Ashburton Art
Gallery and Museum to assist
with crossing State Highway 1.
Signs will be in place
showing drivers where to
Staff on site can also assist
with any queries.
Waka Kotahi apologises for
this inconvenience and
patience shown by the
There's alot of work to do to
coordinatethe new Walnut
signals with the improved rail
The Waka Kotahi team is
Festive trees making an impression
It’s nottoo soon to getyour
creative thinking hats on and
this year’s AshburtonFestive
Thefundraiser, started in
2020, is run by the Ashburton
County Lions and opento
businesses, organisations and
individuals. Each groupgets to
decorate aChristmas tree,in
Thedisplay will then opento
thepublic forviewing at the
Ashburton Event Centre on
December 9and 10.
already working on installing
new underground services
and new drainage.
Next month, you will see the
Waka Kotahi team installing
precast concrete slabs that
will carry the trackacross
Once theseare in place,
Green said alongwiththe
festive tree displays there will
be Christmas themed stalls
selling aselection of wares and
Devonshire Teas available for
Santa’s grotto will also make
an appearance andthere will
be festive treejudging with
treeand popular choice.
The event in the past has
seenmany imaginative trees
decorated by the likes of
Plunket featuring baby
photographs decorations and
there will be footpaths,
landscaping, fencingand road
marking to complete.
Above ground infrastructure
such as gatesand pedestrian
refuge areas will also be
In eitherlate November or
early December, experts will
Ashburton Contracting Ltd
with road cone decorations.
It’safestive event to bring
community cheer andput
smilesonfaces, young and old,
Anyprofits raised will be
usedbythe County Lions to
support their local youth
Entries forthe festive forest
willbesought in the coming
Atree decorated by Plunket.
be testing and inspecting the
road crossing signals,before
allowing removal of the
Waka Kotahi will continue
to sendout regular updates
until the work is completedat
the end of the year.
OUT AND ABOUT
Andrew'sPresbyterian Church, in
Rakaia will beheld on the church
(oppositeMobil) from9am to 1pm.
Huge variety of plantsfor all
gardeners at affordable prices on
display inthe church hall.
Ashburton Embroiderers’ Guild are
having aluncheon to celebrate 50
yearsofstitching at The Lake
House restaurant at Lake Hood. All
interested members and past
members please contactBev
Watkins phone 03 3084895
Mid CanterburyRural Support
Trustand FarmStrongare bringing
standupcomedy to Mt Hutt
TarunMohanbhai. Tickets cost $20
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and includes supper. Cashbar.
Doors open from 6pm, show at
PendarvesYoung Farmers are
celebratingthe club’s 75th Jubilee.
It willbeheldatHotel Ashburton
SouthCanterbury IrisGroup will
be holding open days at the
Makikihi Iris garden, behind the
Makikihi Country Crafts shop.The
gardenswill be open1pm –4pm.
Come along and see irises
flowering. Plants forsale.Iris
Groupmembers will be present.
TheAshburton Musical Club
concert, 'A MusicalCelebration'at
7.30pm in theSinclair Centre
features Ruth Hall'sRAD Trio.
Supperwill be served and nonmemberswelcome,$5entry.
Hakatere Hope Walkaroundthe
free community event to raise
as well as providesupportand
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BURGESS, Stuart Arthur
(Stu), on September 26,
2022, peacefully at Tuarangi
Home, Ashburton, after a
long illness. Aged 82 years.
Dearly loved husband of the
late Rayna. Beloved Dad of
Kareen and Stuart Dunlop,
Peter and Esther, Robin and
Paula, and Chris and Darin
Goldsack. LovingGrandad of
Adele,and Dale;and Sammy,
and Max. Special thanks to
the wonderful caring staff
at Tuarangi Home for their
love and care of Stuart.
Messages to the Burgess
family POBox 5020 Tinwald,
Ashburton 7741. Aservice
in remembrance of Stuart
will be held in our chapel,
corner East and Cox Streets,
September 29, commencing
at 11.00am, followed by
interment atthe Ashburton
New Lawn Cemetery.
HARRIS, Cyril Trevor:
Peacefully at home in
Ashburton onSeptember 26,
2022. Loved ex-husband of
the late Patricia, much loved
father of Sheriee,and thelate
Brendon, loved Grandad of
Krystle, and great-Grandad
of Tara, Bradley, Damien, and
A memorial service to
celebrate Cyril’s life will be
held at 5 Simmons Street,
Redruth, Timaru, onFRIDAY,
September 30, at 1.00pm.
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WENDLEBORN, Allan Bruce
(Bruce, Tub) :At Ashburton
Hosptial aged 78 years on
26th September 2022.
Dearly loved husband of
the late Vanessa, loved Dad
of Debbie McGregor and
father-in-law ofthe late Chris
loved Grandad of Danielle
McGregor and Dean McMillan
(Culverden) and Rhys
Adored great-Grandad Egg
to his “wee mates” Kace and
Special thanks to theteam at
Ashburton Hospital for all of
Messages to the McGregor
Family at 12 Luna Place, Lake
Hayes Estate, Queenstown,
At Bruce’s request; there will
be no Funeral or Memorial
Service. Aprivate Cremation
has been held.
YELLOWLEES, Heather Joy
(previously Paterson, nee
Peacefully at Terrace
View Retirement Village,
Ashburton onSeptember 21,
2022, aged 75 years. Dearly
loved wife of the late Ian
Paterson, cherished mum
of Leanne and Matt Wills;
adored Nana of Caleb, and
Brooke. Much loved sister
and sister-in-law ofRay and
Mary, Errol and Judith, and
Ivan and BeverlyFindlay.
Messages to:Heather’s family,
c/- PO Box 6035, Ashburton
At Heather’s request aprivate
family servicehas been held.
027 637 1229
Hazel: Winsome’s family
wish to acknowledge and
thank youfor themanycards,
expressions of sympathy
and gestures of kindness
shown to us following our
sad loss. Winsome was a
dearly loved and respected
wife, mother, mother-in-law,
auntie, grandmother, greatgrandmother
and friend to
We gratefully acknowledge
Rev Roly Scott for helping
us create a special farewell
that befitted Mum. Thank
you toall at the Ashburton
Baptist Church who provided
assistance with the service
and abeautiful afternoon tea.
A gracious, gentle and
patientladynow at rest.
Please accept this as a
of everyone’s caring
would indeed feel honoured.
KERMODE,Ian Murray (Grub):
Shine onYou Crazy Diamond
from the Dark Side of the
-never to be forgotten and
A deeply loved and
respectedhusband of Alison,
son of Ngaire and Ivan
Kermode (both deceased
of Ashburton), brother of
Sharon MacIntyre and uncle
of Claire, Brian, Andrew
Also aloved and respected
son-in-law ofIsabel and Ted
Sampson (both deceased
of Ashburton), and brotherin-law
of Ron and Vicky
(Ashburton) and the late
Merv Sampson (Rakaia
NEAL, Elva Amelia: Dear
Arber you left us six years
Another day will startwithout
you, but we arenever far
Forevery time we think of
you, youare right hereinour
Amelia and Andrew
Today’s the anniversaryofthe
day that we lost you,
Andfor atime it felt as though
our lives had ended too.
But loss has taught us many
each day with hopeand
happymemories to help us
on our way.
Andthough we’refull of
sadness that you’re no
Your influencestill guides us
and we still feel younear.
What we shared will never
die,itlives within our heart,
bringing strength and
comfortwhile we areapart.
Missing youevery day
Gary,Karen, Tanya, Jason
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Mustang picnic joy
The Mid Canterbury Mustang Clubheld apicnic lunchatLake Hood on Saturday.
Club member Patrick Forde said they had seven Mustangsranging in models from the
earliest to the latest 2022 model.
Around20people from Idea Servicesand their familiesand caregivers came to check out the
‘‘The weatherwas rather cool but we had somewarm attitudes. The people from Idea sure
had some greatthoughtsand opinions on the Mustangs, they seemed to have areal soft spot
for ayellow 2016 model,’’ Patrick said.
Garden tour to go ahead
Mayfield Playcentre's Homegrown GardenTour raises funds to support centre children.
Mayfield Playcentre will showcase spring
time in Canterbury as part of their biennial
Homegrown Garden Tour on November 5.
Mayfield Playcentre president Sally Carr
said the day will include four spectacular
gardens in the wider Mayfield area, where
guests will be entertained, enjoy delicious
food and beverage, and browse the many
boutique vendor stalls all set among
“This event is our major fundraiser to
support the running of our playcentre
where children have come to ‘learn through
play' since the early 1960s,’’ she said.
‘‘We currently have approximately 30
children from 20 plus families and from a
mix of different cultures. ‘‘We are proud of
our great country centre, which is run by its
parent members. Every family pitches in to
organise the Homegrown Garden Tour
which is wonderful community event that a
huge number of locals and visitors from
surrounding regions, attend and enjoy.”
Tickets are on sale at events.humanitix.
com/homegrowngardentour2022 or via the
Homegrown Garden Tour Facebook page.
Like so many other events cancelled over
the past two years, the tour’s organising
committee were thrilled the event could go
ahead this year after many, many hours of
planning, and long latenight committee
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Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
29 September 2022
Mālō le soifua, mālō elelei, kia orāna, talofa nī,
fakaalofa lahi atu, ni sa bula vinaka, tālofa, mauri,
noa‘ia, kiaora,tēnā koutou katoa,
Hello to youall.
As I’m writing this article, our senior students are
nearing the end of their Derived Grade exams. It’s
pleasing to see the number of our senior students
take up the opportunities to test themselves in
order to gain feedback and feed-forward within their chosen subjects.
Thereare also agood number of students taking up opportunities their
teachers have offered,toreceive tailored supportontheir NCEA journey
to completeassessments and/or catchuponlearning missed earlier on.
Moving forward Iencourage all of our students, especially our senior
Finish strong by attending all classes, live our school Values of Quality,
Pride and Respectinand around the school to ensurethatthey finish the
term withtheir relationships (teachers and students) intact, and asense
of contentmentwith their contribution to their achievementoutcomes.
The Community Entry Programme is an alternative pathway offered for
students between the ages of 13 years and 15 years who, for avariety
of reasons, are unable to access the curriculum through mainstream
CEP is designed to be ashort-term intervention, where students are
provided personalised plans by the tutors to support engagement with
learning, engagement inpositive relationships and engagement with
Theintention forusasaCollege is to have students returntoschool when
they’re ready and to have shown consistency intheir demonstration of
our school Values in their time at CEP.
Our team at CEP currently consists of three Ashburton College staff
Students at CEP have the opportunity towork towards achieving their
NCEA Level1AchievementCertificate,and anumber of our students this
year are well on their way toachieving NCEA Level 1by the end of the
Students also attend sessions at the Mid Canterbury Boxing Academy
each week, for some physical activity alongside the Value of Respect.
Work experience placements are also part of the personalised learning
plans for students who choose to be involved in gaining experience
working in local businesses. Ashburton College is in a privileged position
to have access tothis resource for our students.
He tini ngā whetū engaroitekapua iti.
Many stars cannot be concealed by asmall cloud.
UikeKātoanga’i ‘o elea faka-Tonga -Tonga Language Week
It was great to see so many students wearing traditional Tongan attire
(Ta’ovala etc) to school and wearing it with pride.
Thetheme forTongan Language Week was
Ke Tu'uloa 'a elea faka-Tonga'iAotearoa,
which means Sustaining the Tonga Language in Aotearoa.
It wasgreat to seethe collaboration and co-operation from our students
who sold‘otai and keke isiteduring onelunchtime.Iwas luckyenough to
buy some keke isitebeforethey sold out.Iwouldlike to acknowledge the
fāmili who made them because they were ifoatu.
One of the other highlights of the week was seeing the Tongan Girls’
Group perform in front of the entire school. The beautiful Ashburton
weather matched the performance that the school had the privilege of
Theplan fornextyear is to have abigger celebration forTonganLanguage
Week with morecommunityinput.Ifyou’reinterested in being apartof
this next year,please contactme. Hannibal Ikahihifo
Patrick Sandrey startedteachingatAshburtonCollege at the end of January
2020. Patrick joined anumber of College returnee staff,also having been a
student here previously. His sunny personality and outgoing nature have
been much appreciatedbyboth staff and students.
Head of Social Science Faculty said that ithas been great tosee Patrick
grow professionally, with his students enjoying his caring and supportive
approach to teaching and learning. Hehas been passionate aboutHistory
and Social Sciences and howimportant thatlearning is forall students.
The Social Science Faculty has appreciated his willingness to get involved,
contribute and support numerous initiatives and events. This is equally so
forhis extra-curricular involvements and contributions. Patrick has been an
enthusiastic participant inthe College Staff vStudent events, fundraising
activities including ‘dunk the teacher’ and avaluable coach of the Girls’
1st XI Football team.
College is appreciative ofthe energy and expertise given during his time
with us.Hewill be missed forhis contributions and forwho he is as aperson.
We do,however,wish him well in his new employmentoutside of teaching.
Duncan has been in aFixed-TermMaternityLeave Scienceteachingposition
sincethe beginning of this year. Heisdescribedashaving had abig impact
on the ScienceFacultyand wider school.
Head of FacultyMargJones said thathequickly formed positiverelationships
with the students by going out of his waytoget to know them, their names,
and whatwas happening in their lives.
Duncan was instrumental in starting up Science Fair with his Year 9classes
with good success,aswell as getting ScienceBadges up and running across
the junior classes. Outside of class, Duncan coached the Fussball team and
took them to their games everyweek.
Duncan is a teacher passionate about Science, who wants to inspire
students to be curious about whatSciencehas to offer.His contribution has
been greatly appreciated and we wish him the best for his future career in
Two of our teaching staff have recently uplifted their parental leave
entitlementand arewished well fortheir new future.
Hannah currently concluded her position at College at the end of August.
Her inputs and hard work as a Physical Education teacher, Head of
Department Health, and Assistant Head of Junior School will certainly be
missed. They have been much appreciated, alongside extra-curricular
contributions including 1st XI Girls’ Hockey coaching and managing over
anumber of years.
Julia finishes her current term, tomorrow, as teacher of Dance and English.
In these roles, and particularly through Dance, Julia has been instrumental
in providing manyopportunities forstudents. Through her ownsignificant
talents in this area, staff and students have had the benefit of her
choreographing skills foravarietyand number of presentations; while Green
House students have enjoyed and appreciated her vitality and enthusiasm
in her role as Green House Staff Leader. Julia has certainly involved herself
well in the lifeand work of the College.
Homestay Families Being Soughtfor
Within College’s international studentprogramme, weare delighted
to be welcoming students back to College,and to Ashburton.
As aresult we arenow able to increase our HomestayFamily numbers.
Placements can be forafew weeks,afew months,orlonger -
we work around whatworks best foryou.
Generally thereisonly one studentinthe home
but thereare occasions when twostudents wish to be in ahometogether.
Although our focus is on 2023,
we mayalso need homestayfamilies in Term 4.
Aweekly paymentismade forthese placements.
If youthink thatyou would be able to welcome astudentintoyour home,
and/or want to findout more information
please contactour International Department personnel:
Michelle Hosking (Director) – firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Tania Rule (Administration) – email@example.com
Michelle or Tania can arrange to talk or meet with you.
Many families have made life-long connections
with the students theyhavehosted.
If youthink youmay be interested we would love to hearfrom you.
Cultural Language Weeks held at
College during August
Informationprovided byLucas Vainerere, Head of Cultural Committee
celebrate the culture and language of the Cook Islands and the
Cook IslandsLanguage Week took placefrom
Located inthe South Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islands is aself-governing
country that comprises fifteen different islands. With atotal population of
approximately 17,500 people, the primary language of the Cook Islands is
Cook Islands Māori. More commonly referred to as Te Epetoma oTeReo Kuki
At Ashburton College, wecelebrated this week by hosting small-scale
events suchasquizzes, cultural dress-upsand danceperformances.
performed to the
students in Te
(Back row, left to right): Ngahuia Maeva, Christine Tomokino,
Naupara Strickland, Lucas Vainerere, Jasmine Matangaro, Rere Strickland,
Jacob Olsen (TeWhareManaakistudent).
(Front row,lefttoright): Mina Mataiti, Stacey Cooper,MereApaipo.
The week opened by the raising of the Cook Islands flag on the flagpole,
by one of our Cook Islands students.Thisevent is ceremonious and helped
promotethe week ahead at the school.
The following day, agroup of students travelled to different schools inour
local community toperform. Some of the locations that they visited were
Rising Stars Pre-school,AshburtonBorough School and Phoenix Pre-school.
Many children enjoyed the presentation and joined in one of the activities
called ‘UraPau’which translatesto‘drum dance.’
On the Wednesday and Thursday ofthat week, members of the Cultural
Committee joined in with the festivities in afun interview with random
students and teachers at break times. Each person was quizzed on their
knowledge of the Cook Islands and the language.
To conclude this week-long celebration, all of our Cook Island students
dressed up into their cultural attirecalled ‘Tav.’ This marked the end of Cook
Islands Language Week.
(Pictured above): With their Language Week sign.
(Back row, left toright): Ngahuia Maeva (Cultural Committee member),
Naupara Strickland, Lucas Vainerere (Cultural Committee Head),
(Front row, left toright): Mina Mataiti, Rere Strckland, Christine Tomokino,
Filipino Language Week
Also celebrated in August was a new initiative introduced by the
Cultural Committee this year,was FilipinoLanguage Week.
The idea was brought about due to alack of cultural recognition for one
of our growing ethnicities within Ashburton. The Ashburton District has
become hometoagrowingFilipinocommunity, with many students at our
school identifyingwiththis particular demographic.
Thedatethatwas setfor this week wascarefully chosen in regards to other
language weeks that were happening this term, but also an appropriate
time forthe celebration.
KnownasBuwan ng Wika (NationalLanguageMonth) in the Philippines,the
month-long celebration aimstoupholdthe language of thePhilippines and
is held annually in the month of August.
The Cultural Committee agreed that the last full week of August would be
asuitable time period forFilipinoLanguageWeek andagrand celebration.
AshburtonCollege celebrated FilipinoWeekfrom
Tuesday 23 August-Friday26August.
The week officially began on Tuesday because ofthe Teacher-Only-Day on
the Monday. Year 13 Filipino student Glena Pradowas giventhe opportunity
to raise the flag at morning interval to kick off the week.The flagbears great
cultural significanceand pride to our Filipino students.
As this is the first time forthe newinitiativeat
AshburtonCollege, many studentsturnedout
to see theflag beingraised.
(Pictured right, left toright): At the raising of
the flag are Lucas Vainerere, Glena Prado and
The following day, traditional games were
set up on the chessboard for students to
participate in. For many Filipino students, it
wasverynostalgic and allowedthem to reflect
on their childhoods when they grew up in the
Philippines. Itwas amazing to see how many
studentsturned up in supportofthis event.
(Pictured left): The
game of Chinese
Jason Vannini being
put through the
Filipino students, Ionnie Ranay and Julianna Apoldo, worked together to
organise agroup of interested students who could perform some of their
traditional dances. These students performed on Thursday 25August at
local schools and pre-schools,and were featured in the newspaper.
At the end of the week, some of our Filipino students came to school
dressed in their cultural
attire. Forthe boys,this was
a patterned, long-sleeved
shirt called a‘barong,’ and
for girls, atraditional dress
(Pictured right): Thegroup
of students pictured in
their cultural attire.
Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment
29 September 2022
(Pictured right): Aleck Ricamor
with her wonderfully presented
Lucas said that, overall, the month
of August was very successful in
regards to the celebrations of the
He concluded by saying that
Ashburton College is proud to
represent its indigenous cultures
and works towards displaying
them throughout the academic
While recently, inour newsletters, wehave been busy focusing on
sports exchangesandWinterSportsTournamentWeek; many curricular
activities have also been taking place. Two of these were the tramping
tripsfor Year 11 and 12 OutdoorEducation classes. OutdoorEducation
teacher Luke Martin summarisesthesetwo trips.
Year 12 Hike to Mt Somers
The Year 12 Outdoor Education class went on their second-to-last trip
of the year from 15-18 August. This trip was originally scheduled for the
St JamesTrail,Lewis Pass,for the three days;but the adverse weatheratthat
time meantthe loop aroundMtSomerswas thesafer option.Thisareaalso
providedgreateroptions to get out if need be.
With the weather forecast predicting rain for all three days, Luke said they
didn’t have high expectationsfor some nice weather.However,onceagain,
thegroup hit the jackpot andthe rain heldoffuntil the last day.
The first two days saw plenty of snow and made for some fun walking
through, not knowing whateach step would bring –with theoptions being
ankle-deep, knee-deep or waist-deep snow. This was very much the case
between Pinnacles and WoolshedCreek Huts.
Luke Martin (Teacher),
Staying in the huts gave everybody the chance torest up and enjoy afew
cardgames while the firedid its job keeping us warm.
It wasgreat to see all students improvetheir hiking skills over the three days
and taking on board advice from each other, aswell as learning from their
(Pictured right, leftand right):
Taking arest aftersome
Year 11 OutdoorEducation Hike to Mt Thomas
The Year 11 Outdoor Education class also had their second-to-last trip of
the year, for two days on25and 26 August.This was ahike up and down
Mt Thomas, inthe Mt Thomas Forest Conservation Area, to be followed by
camping at the Wooded Gully campground.
On arrivalitwas asurprise to see the campground closed due to the amount
of rain in the weeks previous. However, Luke said, aquick phone call and
all was sorted for them to camp at Ashley Gorge, which he described as a
beautiful spot,eveninthe rain.
Theclass wasfortunatetododge the rain on the hike,but not so much the
cold or the dull grey skies which led to some non-existentviewsatthe top!
Luke noted that the class has worked well all year as agroup and this trip
wasnodifferent,with students looking out foreach other and helping when
Once arriving at the campsite, it was tent set-up and dinner preparation
time. Bythis stage the rain was just starting, sogetting the tents upwas
priority. Theclass showedthey were seasoned ‘pros’ and tentswentupwith
That night, with the heavy rain, it was certainly chilling out in their tents,
and several students opted forthe indoor area to playsome cards.However,
by morning, the rain was nearly moving away.The tents had survived, and
none of the students complained about getting wet.
(Pictured above): Studentsatthe top.
(Back row, left toright): Katie Ashworth, Sienna Skilling, Gracie Trotter,
Jack Bull, Zac Douglas, Elliott Ward, Charlie Scammell, Noah Curwood,
Sean McArthur,DaveWalkerand Teacher Luke Martin.
(Middle row, left to right): E-J Elliott, Hannah Joyce, Melissa Watson,
Hayley Smith,Keagan Nel, Will Watson, JoshPitney.
(Front row, lefttoright): ZoeCribb,IzzyHarris.
Podium Placings in Aoraki Secondary
Ashburton College had fiveriders at thisevent,heldatHerbert Forest
Team members were: Keagan Nel, Oli Nicholls, Gracie Trotter, Riley Trotter,
Sebvan Rooyen;with Tabitha Armour as Coach/Manager.
Tabitha said that the day was split, with the Cross-Country event in the
morning and the Enduro inthe afternoon. Riders from thirteen schools
participated, with Ashburton College gaining podium placings inboth
Unlike downhill or enduro racing, modern Olympic cross-country racing
(often known as XCO) is amass start event, where riders complete laps of
atrack.This is perfect for spectators as they get to see the riders multiple
Atypical cross-country race track will usually consist of some climbing,
descendingand flatter singletrack sections.Lap length willvaryfromrace to
race,but 4to5km per lap is fairly common.Each race will have aset number
of laps and first across the line wins.The number of laps completed depend
on age and experience.
Enduro races are made up of multiple downhill stages, which are timed to
generate the event’sresult,while the uphillsare ‘liaisons’. Here,riders have
to reach the start ofthe next stage within atime limitbut,providingarider
meetsthattime limit,the actual time doesn’tcontributetothe final result.
The fine set of results were –
College hadtwo riders in the Cross-Country, with greateffortsand outcomes
by Keagan Nel andSeb vanRooyen.
Under 17 Boys’Grade:
Keagan Nel –2nd placed;
Sebvan Rooyen -4th placed.
(Pictured right,leftand right):
Keagan Nel and
Sebvan Rooyen, afterthe
After lunch Seb got back on the bike for the Enduro and was joined by Oli
Nicholls in the Under 17 Boys’category; Gracie Trotter (Under 17 Girls), and
RileyTrotter (Under 15 Boys).
Theriders tackledthree downhill tracksand produced somegreat results.
Under 17 Boys Oli Nicholls – 1st placed,
Sebvan Rooyen – 4th placed.
In this eventOli registered the fastest timeofthe day.
Under17Girls Gracie Trotter – 1st placed.
Under 15 Boys RileyTrotter – 9th placed.
(Pictured above, left toright): Oli Nicholls, Riley Trotter, Gracie Trotter and
Sebvan Rooyen abouttostartthe Enduro event.
E-sports Team AchievedNationals Status
Twoafter-schoolCollege esportsteams have justfinishedthisseason’s
regional competition, with the Phoenix team members advancing to
the National Final.
Through the season the teams played inthe NZ HSESL (New Zealand
High School esports League). This was a nationwide competition
thatfeatured gametitlessuch as LeagueofLegends(which is whatwehad
ateam enteredfor), RocketLeagueand Valorant.
The country isdivided into regions, with College competing in the South
Islandregion, while the NorthIsland wassplit into Auckland andWellington
All regions had two divisions, with College’s Phoenix team being put into
Division 1. This was the format for pool play, through which each team
played each other twice before the top four teams from each pool moved
on to aregional finals format.
Each region and division had approximately eight teams per pool, just like
in theSouth Island.
Team members were -
Team Phoenix members, with their roles: Henry Wallis (top), Jade Jung
(Captain, jungle), Matthew Wong (mid), Jordan Green (adc), Hamish Lyth
Team Ad Victoriam members with their roles: Neiv Sol (top),
Conor Rogers (jungle), Conner Stewart(mid), Adam Goudie (adc),Ron Naui
(Captain, support), Lucas Wong (sub), Ryan Heal(sub).
Team Phoenix went unbeateninPoolPlayand finishedtop ofPoolA.They
competedagainst twoBurnsideHigh School teams, Wakatipu High School,
RoncalliCollegeand Ao TawhitiUnlimitedDiscoverySchool (Christchurch).
Team Ad Victoriam finished fourth in Pool B.
Teacher and Coach TomKitchen said that both advanced to the Regional
Finals where they came upagainst each other inthe first match! Phoenix
wastop seed coming out of the group stageand Ad Victoriam bottom seed.
Phoenixwon the gameconvincinglytomoveontothe next round,while Ad
Victoriam were then knockedout of the competition.
South Island Second Overall
Phoenix played another game against Burnside High School who they lost
to, meaning they finished second overall in the South Island. This meant
they were South Island’s second seed when they competed in Nationals
Phoenix played against Tauranga Boys’ College in the first round of the
National Finals and were narrowly beaten2-1 in abest of 3games.
Thenationalfinals arestill ongoing, with the grand finalbeing playedlivein
Auckland at the SkyCityesports Arenafrom07-09 October.
Tomsaid that it is worth noting that the Burnside High School team that
finishedtop of the South Islandmade it all the waytothefinals.
25-01 Oct Tuvalu Language Week
29 Non-UniformDay:Purple ShirtDay,tosupportMentalHealth
Dodgeball –Staff vs Students
Year 12 GeographyResearch, Ashburton
Year 13 Classics Field Trip, University ofCanterbury, Teece Museum
30 Lincoln UniversityCourse Planning
End of Term Three
01-03 National Schools’Road Cycling,Fielding
02 SmallboreInterschools Shoot,Rangiora
02-08 Fijian Language Week
03-08 New Zealand SecondarySchools’Basketball ‘A’National
11-12 South Island and National Cycling Track Championships,Invercargill
13-16 National Schools MTBChampionships,Bluff
17 First dayofTermFour
16-22 Niue Language Week
20 Final School Assembly,Chessboard
21 Chess –Staff vs StudentExecutive, Chessboard
Winning House assembly,Auditorium
23-29 Tokelau Language Week
24 Labour DayPublic Holiday
2022 End-of-Year Final Days,Prize-Givings,Events
Parents, caregivers,family/whānau,friends and interested community
members aremost welcome at the Awards Ceremonyand Prize-givings.
31 Year 13 final day. Students finish at 1:20pm.
Year 13 Graduation Ceremony, AshburtonEvent Centre, 7:30pm.
03 Year 12 final day. Students finish at 1:20pm.
Year 11 final day. Students finish at 3:05pm.
Year 11 and 12 Prize-Giving (Combined),
AshburtonEvent Centre, 7:00pm.
04 Leavers’GraduationDinner,Hotel Ashburton, arrive at 6:30pm,
Tbc Year 9and 10 Prize-Giving dates and times.
5BaringSquareWest, Ashburton |POBox 94, Ashburton, NewZealand 7740 | Telephone (03) 307 7700 | Website ashburtondc.govt.nz
Savethe date:Lightsfestival is back
Putaring around Friday 2December
on your calendar, it’s the night
Ashburton’s Christmas tree will be
Council has begun preparing for the
annual Nights ofLights Festival, which
begins with Light Up The Night on 2
December. The Christmas tree will again
be positioned on the East Street green
oppositeBurnett Street and be able to be
enjoyedbyall those in the central business
area throughoutthe festiveseason.
The Christmas festival will also include a
movie night on Saturday 17 December and
buskersinthe CBD on Friday23December
andSaturday 24 December.
Fabishsaid it would be Council’ssixth year
running the event and itwas great tobe
planning alarge community celebration
without the worryofCovid-19 restrictions.
“Light Up the Night will be all about
connecting asacommunity, with lots of
entertainment and Christmas carols. We
are looking forward toour rejuvenated
CBDreally being afestiveand welcoming
Council staff are also working towards
the first citizenship ceremonies that will
happen in the post-covid traffic light
Mr Fabish said ceremonies were planned
to take place at the Ashburton Event
Centre on12October and 6December,
and invitations had been sent out to 30
newcitizensfrom2022 and to peoplewho
did notattend aceremony in 2021.
“The Department of Internal Affairs
removedthe requirement fornew citizens
to attend ceremonies during Covid-19,
and as aresult147 people did notattend
aceremony. Many were disappointed at
being unabletoattend so the events team
has invited themtoo.
“They already have their certificate of
citizenship but will be presented with a
gift from themayor welcoming them as a
“We’re really looking forward toseeing
Hamish Riach -Chief Executive
Tracking our voterturnout
The countdownisonfor our local
electionsand judging by early
voting trends, the Ashburton
District is on track foranother
At 4.30pm on Tuesday,the district
wasshowing18.45 per cent of eligible
voters had returned their papersby
post, slightly less thatin2019when the
eventual turnout was55.4 per cent –
thatcompared to anationalturnout of
42 per cent thatyear.
It is good to seepeople arekeen
to haveasay in electing those to
represent their voiceindecisions for
Councilsand community boards have
acritical role to playinsupportingthe
resilience, lifestyle and prosperity of
our district, so getout thereand vote,
pack and post.
Daily voting returns arebeingadvised
by Electionz.comand theseare
postfor processing in Christchurch.
Ashburton's Christmas tree will be on the East Streetgreen again thisyear, andwill
come alivewith lights and colour on Friday2December.
need to do so no laterthan Tuesday
orangeenvelopes to be collected from
postboxesand sent to the processing
Youcan also handdeliver your voting
paperstoCouncil by thedeadline of
noon on Saturday 8October.
We have special orangeballotbins at
the AshburtonPublic Library, Council’s
offices on BaringSquareWestand the
Mt HuttMemorial HallinMethven,
and all three facilities will be open on
the lastday of voting, up to thenoon
If youhaven’t yetreceivedyour
papers, youmay be able to cast a
offices –the details areall on Council’s
voteashburton.nzwebsite, along with
informationabout the candidates.
Another important process thatis
connected to the localelections is the
formationofour 12 local reserve and
hall boards, and youcan expecttohear
everyone as this is an exciting, and
often emotional, step in their journey to
Another large group event will be the
annual apprenticeship ceremony in
November. This recognises members of
our community who have successfully
completed anapprenticeship in the past
Mr Fabishsaid Councilwas also pleased to
be attending other big community events,
including as an exhibitoratthe Ashburton
A&P Show on28and 29 October.
We areone of afew councils that
operatesthese boards, andwhile
they don’t have the sameprofile as
aCouncil or community board, they
arehugely important to our green
spaces andcommunity hallsinlocal
The12boardswehaveare made up of
volunteerswith apassion forhelping
their communities, and theyrun local
domains andreserves, and local halls,
andtheyplay amajorrole connecting
with Council to keep those facilities
localelections everythree years, then
membersare re-elected foranother
three-year cycleoncethe newCouncil
hasbeen sworn in.
So keep an eyeout forboardswhen
they advertise their triennial election
meetings and consider whatyou could
do to help.
Thursday,29September 2022 | ISSUE 98
If you’re planningtovotebypostin
the local elections, you have only a
few days left to get your envelope
in apost box so it can bedelivered
before the voting deadline ofnoon
on Saturday 8October.
Voters are being asked to post their
voting papers nolater than Tuesday 4
October. Voting papers need time tobe
collected from postboxesand delivered to
Christchurch, wheretheywill be processed
After 4October, you can still deliver your
voting paperstoone of thedistrict’sballot
boxes –located atthe Ashburton Public
Library, atthe Mt Hutt Memorial Hall in
Methven and at Council’s Baring Square
West offices in Ashburton. These orange
ballot bins can be accessed during each
facility’s opening hours, and all three will
be open up until noon on the last day of
voting, Saturday 8October.
If your papers don’t arrive, are damaged
or youforgottoenrol to vote,you may be
abletocast aspecial vote.
You need to be on the electoral roll to
by visiting vote.nz, or call 0800 36 76 56, or
freetext your name and address to 3676.
Youwill need to cast your special vote at
Council's offices. See our voteashburton.
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Newrules helpprotect sensitivelakeareas
Action to protect sensitive areas at
the Ashburton Lakes is under way,
with recreational driving in 4WDs
and ATVs now prohibited on the
southern boundaryofLake Camp.
Complianceand Strategy Group Manager
Jane Donaldson said signs advising ofthe
bans were going up in the area,which was
well used by visitors andLakeClearwater
“This isthe first action to come out of
the Lakes Camp and Clearwater 30-year
development plan, which was adopted
by Council this month and developed
after somequality submissions fromhutholdersand
otherswho use the area.
“We receive frequent reports, often with
photographic evidence, of people in 4WDs
driving through mud on the fringes of Lake
Camp’s southern boundary and causing
damage tothe land, and the flora and
“Bothlakes arepart of averyspecial area
andweneededrulestoprotect it from the
damaging behaviour of some.”
Council is working with Environment
Canterbury, the Department of
Conservation, takata whenua,hut-holders
andotherinterestgroups to manage and
improvethe area forfuture generations.
There are concerns about water quality
in Lake Clearwater and long-drop toilets
Council isasking for feedback ona
draft alfresco dining policy, which
looks at the use ofpublic footpaths
Strategy andCompliance Group Manager
JaneDonaldson saidthe policywas about
creating vibrant places forthe community
and local businesses to enjoy outdoor
“It’salsoabout makingsureour footpaths
are safe and easy to use for pedestrians
and people parkingnearby.
“The changes are fairly minor, however
Abrochurefor visitors willoutline the protections in placefor the lakes area.
at the huts have already been removed
to exclude them as asource of water
Council is producing abrochure that will
be available in paper form and online,
advising visitors ofthe new rules. It also
points out that dogs are not allowed,
where public toilets are located, where
campingiswelcome andways to deal with
Ms Donaldson said the brochure was
aimed at day-trippers, campers and other
visitors, and Council would be working
with hut-holders separately on ways they
could help biodiversity in the area.
Localartists nab spots on Chorus calendar
Artwork on two Ashburton Chorus
boxes has made itinto the national
Chorus calendar for 2023, much to
the delight of our localartists.
January features Kiwis Can Fly, by
GeorgetteThomas,which she painted on
aChorus box onSeafield Road, near the
During World War II, the airport was a
training base and housed up to 50 Tiger
Moth planes. The artwork shows aTiger
Moth soaring above apatchwork of green
Mid Canterbury fields.
September features the Human Seasons,
by Amalia Worsfold. This Chorus box
is on Bremners Road, and shows the
progression of agethrough four seasons.
The two were among 12 designs chosen
forthe popularcalendar;the 2023 edition
willbegivenawayto industry, government
and local government stakeholders. The
we’re looking at introducing zones with
different levels of requirements which
means some businesses that currently
have tables on the footpathmight need to
apply foralicenceinthe future.”
Ms Donaldson says the introduction of
zones would help ensure that the use of
public footpaths wasconsistent acrossthe
district and accessibility for pedestrians
with documents and submission forms
on Council’swebsiteand also available in
artwork will also be made into jigsaw
The artists also supplied information
about themselves, tofeature atthe back
of the calendar thatshowcases their work.
Changesplanned to outdoor dining policy
Ms Donaldson said the Council had also
old policy, including the wording around
smokefree areas to specifically include
“Italso clarifies ownership,likewho owns
thefootpaths and whoownsstructures on
“We are contacting relevant restaurants
andcafes across thedistrict to make sure
they know about the draft policy and
Submissions close on Sunday 23 October.
WALNUT AVENUE RAIL
Waka Kotahi hasadvised thatthe railway
section of Walnut Avenue, between
traffic for seven weeksuntilSunday13
Apedestrian crossingwill operateatthe
site on schooldays from 8amuntil5pm,
will need to use the rail footbridge
about600m southofthework area.The
will notoperateduring schoolholidays,
Forthe duration of the seven-week
closure, atemporarypedestrian refuge
will be in placeoppositethe Ashburton
State Highway 1.
Ashburton District Council givespublic
notice of aproposaltotemporarilyclose
roadstoordinaryvehicle traffic to enable
up theNight Christmas Event.
Roadsproposed to be closed:
• EAST STREET,fromMooreStreet
to Havelock Street
• TANCRED STREET,fromEast
• BURNETT STREET,fromEast
Period of Closure: From 1.00pm until
12.00am on FRIDAY, 02 December 2022.
Anypersonobjecting to theproposal
and the grounds fortheir objectionin
writing by post or emailtotheCouncil,
5Baring SquareWest, Ashburtonby
4.00PM on FRIDAY,14October 2022
RUBBISH AND RECYCLING
MONDAY 24 OCTOBER,
and recycling collectionsonMonday 24
October and the kerbsidecollection will
The AshburtonResource Recovery
Park will be open from9am until5pm,
but the Rakaia Resource Recovery Park
Please useyour windstrap, no matter the
Meetings areheld in theCouncil
Chambers, 137 Havelock Street,
(unless otherwise advised).
Council Meeting -Wednesday 5
5Baring Square West
Mon,Tue, Wed &Fri 8.30am -5pm
180 Havelock Street,Ashburton 7700
Mon -Fri 9.00am -8.00pm
Sat10am -1pm | Sun 1pm -4pm
20 River Terrace
Mon -Fri 6am-9pm (pools 7pm, gym8pm)
Sat&Sun 7am-7pm (pools 5pm, gym6pm)
10am -4pm daily
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16 Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
Rangitata Huts to celebrate 125 years
Rangitata Huts north is holding a
reunion to celebrate 125 years of the
classic Kiwi bach holiday.
Athriving holiday destination for
generations of locals, Rangitata Huts
was originally afishing destination and
early records show there were agroup of
army huts on the site from 1891.
Reunion committee members David
Stewart and Shirley Falloon are
curating abook about the history of the
settlement called Rangitata
Shirley said she really enjoyed the
process of making the book.
‘‘My families association only goes
back about five years, so it was agood
way for me to get to know the history of
the place. Dave's been amazing, every
few days he would come around with
photos or stories.’’
David’s memories of the settlement go
back alittle further being one of the
oldest originals still in his own family
bach and has been going there for 74
years. ‘‘I was four years old when Ifirst
went down there,’’ David said.
‘‘When we first went down there there
was no such thing as fridges, we had a
terracotta pot in the ground, you’d put
your milk in that filled with cold water
to keep it cool.’’
Shirley said she was attracted to the
retro feeling when she bought her bach.
‘‘When we first bought our place down
there it reminded us of what New
Zealand was like 40 or 50 years ago,
simple but afantastic place to just
David said when they went to the huts
for holidays, the mums and kids would
stay there and the fathers would go back
and forward to town for work, and come
back every night.
‘‘At one stage there would have been
3040 teenagers there, we used to have a
great time,’’ he said.
The settlement has afew annual
traditions that hark back to simpler
times like aNew Year’s Day sports day.
‘‘It’s been going for many years,’’
David said ‘‘We have raffles, free ice
creams for the kids, there's running
races, sack races, areal old style sports
Shirley said having aholiday
destination close to home is another
‘‘It’s half an hour from Ashburton,
that's appealing these days with fuel
costs to have alovely little spot by the
sea that is close to home.’’
The committee has held events to
raise money for the reunion including
an open day to give the public the
chance to explore the huts and baches.
On the day they hope to get as many
people who were previous and current
bach owners, but anyone is welcome to
come along and enjoy the festivities.
The celebration will be aday of fun
and food with abuffet lunch, speeches,
cake cutting, planting of atree, followed
by aBBQ dinner and band.
People wanting to take part in the
celebration lunch or dinner are asked to
The 125th Rangitata Huts (North)
celebration is on November 12, for more
information contact David on 021
Above: Photos showing fun and games
at the Rangitata Huts from times past.
Right: Shirley Falloon and David Stewart
with asigned document from the 100
Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
Breaking the cycle of ‘booklessness'
Every adult remembers thejoy of getting
apresent as achild the almost
uncontainable excitement. Big or small,
wanted ornot,the very idea of being given
something invoked so much exhilaration.
Those feelingswerealmost tangible at
Hampstead School on Thursday as the
pupils were held in assembly to receive
boxes of books from Duffy Books.
said ‘‘Iloved the buzz of opening up our
new box of books andhanding themout.It
was like Christmas!’’
As aparticipatingschoolinthe Duffy
Books in Homes programme, Hampstead
School pupilswereprovidedtwo books of
their choosing. Having choice enables
childrentoselect books suited to their
reading ability that genuinelyappeal to
Year 2and 3pupils from Hampstead School eagerly receive their Duffy Books.
them, which increasesthe likelihoodof
them voluntarilyengaging in reading.
There arenocosts for the childrenor
their families, and the books are theirsto
funding from the Ministry ofEducation
with most schoolsable to make up the rest
of thecost through sponsorship.
Pupils of participatingschools receive
‘‘Over theirtime at Hampstead School,
that addsuptobequite acollection of
books in each home,’’ said Mrs Campbell.
‘‘This really helps fosteralove of reading
and achance to share the reading
experience as afamily.’’
The DuffyBooksinHomes programme,
founded by theAlan DuffCharitable
Foundation, aimstoinspire alove for
literature by ‘breaking the cycle of
It was founded in 1993 after Alan Duff,
author of theKiwi tale Once Were
Warriors, visited Camberley School the
Alan’s visit led him to discover there
literature within the student population,
anissue whichAlan credited to bookless
He decided to provide theschool
children with books to call their own.
He hopedbybringing thebooks home,
thechildren would also encourage other
membersofthe household to read.
Today more than 14 million books have
been distributed throughout 500schools.
CurrentlyHampstead Schoolisthe only
Ashburton schoolthathas received
sponsorship forthe Duffy Books in
AshburtonNetherby Schoolare also
looking forsponsorship to help them
access the programme.
Mrs Campbell said‘‘We aregratefulfor
thesponsorship we have received from
Mainfreight and previously Warehouse
‘‘It’s awonderful initiativethat we are
very proud and grateful tobeapartof,’’
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Mustering heritage saved
Tips to staycybersafeonholiday
With summer fast approaching it’s time to think
about your next adventure!
Enable the ‘Find My Device’ featureon
Being out of our normalroutines and in new places
can makeiteasier to misplace your smartphone.So
before you head away, enable the ‘Find My Device’
feature onyour phone and on any other devices
you’re taking withyou,suchastablets.
It enablesyoutosigninto your accountonanother
device (such as your laptop) tolocate your phone.
It will make your phone ring even on silent soyou
can hear it nearby, and will show you where itis
on amap in case you’ve left itbehind somewhere.
However, it only works with the featureswitched on.
Make sureyou use 2FA
2FA, or two-factorauthentication, is asimple safety
trick you can add to your devices. Werecommend
using itatall times, but especially so when you
This feature will ask for two factors when you log
in to your accounts.This is especially important for
banking, email, and social media. Of course, you
should also include apin or fingerprint verification
to unlockyour device in the firstplace.
AVPN is avirtual private network, and essentially
allows you touse apublic network (such as hotel
WiFi) as ifitwereamoresecure, private network.
This is useful ifyou’ll beusing public networks at
airports, cafes and accommodation, and can be
especially helpful if you are logging into accounts
thatcontain sensitiveinformation (such as banking
Turn off Bluetooth connectivityonyourdevices
We oftenleave our Bluetoothconnectivityathome
in order to playmusic,but it’s agood ideatoturnit
off when you’re on holiday. In fact,it’salwaysbest to
keep itoffwhen you’re not directly using it. That’s
because Bluetooth can offer an easy gateway to
access your devicefor hackers.
Install and update virus protection on your
Before you head away, make sure toinstall virus
protection on your devices,orupdate your existing
software. This will help to ensure everything isup
to date,sothatyou’ll have somelevel of protection
against spyware, adware, ransomware, viruses, and
other malware. Malwarebytes is a good option
for your devices, and even offers afree base level
Call nowon0800 424 335!
Ahistoric musteringhut hashad a
new leaseoflife and newhome
thanks to the efforts of the Hakatere
Since the mid 1800’s the hut was
situated on the southernslopeofMt
Catherine on DoubleHill Station
and wasused by musterersfor over
Projectorganiser David Howden
saidthe hut could sleep eight
musterers,and it wouldhave been
during storms when the menwere
forced to stay inside for daysonend.
‘‘These eight men, during atwo
access to showers or anythinglike
that, theonly thing wasacold creek
itwas roughliving,’’ David said.
conserved everything they found
includingold beercans, whisky
‘‘Youmight think what's
important about those items?’’
David said, ‘‘you have to remember
there was no entertainmentfor
them, except ashot of whisky anda
David saidthe hut was unique
because it wasunmodified.
‘‘There aremany musterershuts,
but they haveall beenmodifiedover
the years,this oneisunique.
Because it was isolated and hadn't
beenusedfor 60 years it wasinits
Thehut wasused as amustering
hut until the late1960’s when
changesinhigh country pasturing
started to take place andthe remote
hut fell outofuse.
TheHakatere Heritage Group
started on therestoration project
fouryears ago anddecided thebest
way to restore the hutwas to move it
to Mount Somers.
David saidthe grouprescued the
hut in the nick of timebecause‘‘it
was about to be destroyed by the
Both theinside andoutside of the
hut hasbeen restored, keepingas
includingthe sackingbunks and
furniture.‘‘We’vedoneour best to
replicate and keep it how it was.’’
This month the hutwas moved to
its new home at theHakatere
David saidthe grouptook great
caretoplace the hut in asituation
thatreplicated its originalon
‘‘It is rebuilt on woodenpiles
withadirtfloorand loose stone
fireplace withoriginalstable, new
Top: David Howden with the hut in its new location, Above: the hut being
moved for restoration.
sackingbunks and original pack
horsefoodbox and billys.’’
The hutwill be opentovisitors to
experience the spartan living
conditions of amusterer and a
visual linktothe dayswhen sheep
were theking of the high country.
Thehut andheritagecomplex can
be found on theway to Lake Camp/
Clearwaterwhere thetarseal ends
on the AshburtonGorgeroad.
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Plan for Mycoplasma bovis cull
Eight cattle farms considered
highrisk and close to Anzco’s
Five Star Beef feedlot at
Wakanui will have their herds
culled as part of the latest plan
to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.
For some it will be their second
programme is focusing on
depopulation in thearea of the
Wakanui feedlot and have put
strict biosecurity measures in
place for the surrounding area.
As part of those measures a
Controlled Area Notice (CAN)
will be introduced, affecting 14
cattlefarms in total; eight in the
highrisk area and sixintheatrisk
Threeofthe 14 are ownedby
Anzco. Thefarms include a
mixture of dairy and beef
grazing, and beef drystock.
Thosewithin the designated
highrisk area will be
depopulated by midJanuary
Mbovis programme director
Simon Andrew said nationwide
testing showed Mbovis infection
was isolated to asmall area in
Mid Canterbury with infected
properties, including the
‘‘We are working hard to
investigate the exact
transmission route, but at
present that remains unclear.
understanding of why thisis
happening, we need to take a
differentapproach to protect
cattleand farmers in the area.
“We acknowledge therole
localfarmers have played in
helping us continue to better
understand thesituation, and to
bolster this, we are bringing in
extra technicaladvice,” Mr
“Although we are at the tailendofthis
outbreak, it is
possiblewemay find other
infected properties in other
partsofthe country in the future
andmaintain our nationwide
“We’ve come along wayfrom
theheight of the programme
when there was apeakof40
confirmed properties across the
country to the small number of
farms now and farmers have
Mr Andrew said the
programme was committed to
hunting down the last remaining
There has been 275 confirmed
properties todate, from the
more than 30,000plus farms in
Mr Andrew said theMbovis
Programme, alongside industry
partners DairyNZ andBeef +
Lamb NewZealand, would work
with the feedlot's owners, Anzco,
to start progressive
depopulation of the property
from October 13.
There will also be around of
testing and censusfor farms in
the lowriskarea of the CAN.
“The CAN steps up the
already tight controls in the
area as we think it’s important
to take all possible steps to
ensure this pocket of infection
is contained and theprogressive
depopulation of the feedlot
Controlled Area Notice map.
successful,” Mr Andrew said.
“As part of theCAN,all
properties with cattle in the
highrisk area will be
depopulated by midJanuary
2023, or earlier, followed by a
stand downperiod of two to
three monthstoallow these
properties to be cleaned and
The programme partners
would work closely with the
small number of impacted
farmers in thearea and
compensation would be
provided where required.
“We know the CAN will be
extremely challenging and
disruptive for asmall number of
farmers in thearea and we will
support them through this
process,” he said.
“Since the start of the
programme, Mbovis has
animal movements and we ask
farmers to continue keeping
their NAIT recordsuptodate to
protect themselves and others.
“It’s easy to getcomplacent,
especially with lownumbers
across the country, butnow is
the time where we must be more
cautious than ever andthat’s
why we are takingthese prudent
“There has been no
confirmed infection outside
of midCanterbury since July
2020,’’ he said.
The Mycoplasma bovis
began in May 2018 and is
jointly funded by government
(68%) and DairyNZ and Beef
+Lamb New Zealand (32%).
The cattle farms impacted
by the CANinclude amixture
of dairyand beef grazing, and
beef drystock. Some cropping
farms are located within the
CANbut the impactis
expected to be minimal as
those properties do notfarm
·Three current infected
properties (275 since Mbovis
·Nearly 3million tests have
·$230 million has been paid
out in 2780 claims
·178,000 cows have been
·Inthe past year less than 2
per cent of farms with bulk
milk tank detects have gone
·The cost of the Programme,
as at 30 June 2022, is $588m.
B+LNZNorthern South Island
Farmer Council annual meeting will
be held in Methven on October 19
from 11am.It’s achance for farmers
to get togetherfor alightlunch and
hear an update on what the farmer
council has planned for the region.
Therewill also be guest speakers.
Along with the Northern South
IslandFarmer Council will be
members of the B+LNZleadership
team will touch on challenges and
opportunities facing the region.
Speakers will also be Join the
interested in attending can register
onlinevia the Beef+LambNZ
Harmony Energy New Zealand will
develop asolar farm in the Waikato
whichwill generate electricity to
power 30,000 homes. The
(EPA)has approved Harmony’s
proposalfor about 330,000solar
panels to be installed on 182
hectares of a260-hectare site at Te
ArohaWest. The panels are
expected to produce up to 147MW of
power at peaktimes. All electricity
will flow into the national grid for use
by homes and businesses but the
land will remain in the ownershipof
Tauhei Farms Limited. They are set
to graze sheep. Harmony Energy
builds, owns andoperates wind,
solar and battery energy storage
assets. It hassuccessfully
developed renewable projects
across multiple technologies
throughout the UK. Thecompany
has along-standingrelationship with
Tesla, which has provided state-ofthe-art
battery systems for its UK
SEEDS AT FIELDAYS
Creek,near Hamilton will have the
opportunity to learn about the
forestry sector from morethan 40
sector organisations and companies
under one roof. Under the theme of
‘Wood –our low-carbon future’, the
Fieldays Forestry Hub will be a
dedicated spacegiving visitors the
chance to explore the many facets of
the forestry and wood processing
sector and how the sector has avital
role in mitigating climate change.
There will be engaging experiences
on forestry growing,climate change,
wood products, timber construction,
biosecurity andbiodiversity. There
will also be two forestry simulators.
Tickets to Fieldays, from November
30 to December3,are available at
for the EasternWard
~Authorised by RichardWilson, Hinds Arundel Road
20 Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Clubmembers, from left, Don Kennedy,JohnTillick,
John Hall,Don Wakelin and Darryl Nelsonahead of arural scenic route tripbyMassey
Ferguson tractorconvoy from Wakanui to Lauriston. The menwere alsojoined by Tim
Slow travels on scenic route
Sometimes the joy of the
journey is justasmuchfun as
Sixmembers of theMid
MachineryClub took arural
scenic route travelling from
outskirts of Ashburton to set
up at the recent Massey
Ferguson tributeday at
Mid Canterbury Vintage
MachineryClub members Don
Kennedy, JohnTillick, John
Hall, DonWakelin,Tim Waller
andDarryl Nelson took the
journeytoget to Lauriston.
By avoiding downtown
Ashburton, the men, with a
supplyoffoodand water, took
acoupleofhours to travel the
33kmtrip which would usually
take 25 minutes by car.
The miniMassey convoy was
Cochranes Road,not farfrom
At the tributeday,more than
100 Massey Fergusontractors
up in afield of farmerAnthony
Hampton, an avid fanofthe
Kennedy’s1957 greyand gold
coloured Ferguson FE 35, a
oneoffmodelhepicked up for
$400more than20years ago.
sort of oneoff model, before
theywenttothe redand grey,’’
Don Kennedy with his 1957 Ferguson FE 35.
‘‘It wasthe end of the
Ferguson era beforethey went
Themodel still bearsthe
model the FE 35 was
painted red andgrey for two
more years,’’ he said.
Don, wholivedand worked
on the Wardfarm at Newlands
and then RainerIrrigation
Ashburton, has hadthe tractor
in his shedfor the past20
years butonly worked on it
He thinks he couldbethe
‘‘Iused to go down there
withmyworkand it was sitting
in ayardonafarmdown there.
Ilooked at it and got hold of
the farmer that ownedand
It was in need of abit of
It was reasonably tidyfor its
Don tookithome andjust
did up the motor.
It then sat foralong time; 18
years to be specific.
‘‘Last yearIhad abit of a
pushonit, gotitgoing and got
it painted,’’Don said.
It was the firsttractor Don
has owned that he wasnot
allowed to have at home.
‘‘Mywife (Valmai) had
the garageoronthe front
So itwas storedelsewhere.
The work itneededwas
the endwithdented front
grills andpanels which had
beenused as abattering ram.
It had newtyres,new cushion,
apaintjob and the brakeshad
Andstraightening up the
It has aStandard Motor
with 2.3CC capacity.
The rest of it is made by
Ferguson Company, of
It’stop speed is 15mp/h.
Don usesitfor fun days and
displays,and to keephis hand
‘‘It’s justahobby. It’salife
long interest tractors and
Don said backinthe day
every manand his dog hada
As a10yearold,that was
where his love of Fergusons
Entriesfor the2023 New Zealand
Dairy Industry Awards openthis
weekendand organisers of the
regional programmes are gathering
in Rotorua for the annual
conferencetolearn how to deliver
over48events and numerous
judging days.General manager
Robin Congdonsaid the conference
is an opportunity for themany
volunteers fromaround the country
to cometogether afterabusywinter
“The conference will be abusy
what’s required to deliver the
dynamic programme andbring
them up to speedonthis year’s
changes madetothe ShareFarmer
category judgingprocess,” he said.
Entriesfor theNew Zealand Share
Farmer ofthe Year, New Zealand
Dairy Manager of the Year and New
Zealand DairyTrainee of the Year
categories willbeaccepted onlineat
Organisersofthe Ballance Farm
Environment Awards are hoping a
record numberoffarmers enterthe
annual event. Entries for the eight
categories are openuntilOctober
15.The awards, runbythe New
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•Fun family dayout,
suitable forall ages.
Saturday 22nd &Sunday 23rdoctober 2022
The Ashburton Aviation Museum is recognised as one of the finest
facilities of its type in Australasia, but nearly 50 years ago it was just a ‘‘pie
in the sky’’ dream of a few local enthusiasts.
The museum has a collection that includes a Hawker Harrier - one of
its star exhibits, a Skyhawk, Vampire FB5, Harvard, Porterfield, Airtruk,
Olympia, Flying Flea, Harrier GR3, Meteor, Zlin, Vampire T11, Link
Trainer, Tiger Moth and DC3.
It also has many new attractions including a control tower, an aeradio
shed, and a flight simulator of an ATR72 series 500. Anyone keen on
booking time in the simulator can contact the Ashburton Aviation
Museum on 03 3086408.
This event is being co-hosted by the Ashburton Aviation Museum
and MAG to help the Museum raise funds for a much needed
display hanger. Come along and visit to view what is an outstanding
collection of Military and Non Military Aircraft.
The MAG display will see one of the largest presentations of military
uniforms, weapons, and equipment ever assembled at one display,
with dates in history ranging from the New Zealand Maori Wars
through to Timor.
So from all of us involved in getting this off the ground we welcome
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Time out tour for wellbeing
Matt Chisholm is headingto
Ashburton to talk aboutmental
wellbeing as part of his
collaboration with Rural
Matthas signed on as an
ambassador for the trust and is
bringinghis ‘TimeOut Tour’ to
the Hotel Ashburtonon
It is achance for rural
communities to come together,
connect with friends, whānau
and neighbours, and take time
out to listen to Matt speak
about his talessofar.
Fromthe ups and downs of
challenges, comes astory of
humour, moving moments and
memorable lessons we can all
Mattdescribes himself as “a
very normal, very average
bloke”, but it’s his engaging,
warm and curiouspersonality
which has stoodhimingood
stead throughout his
illustrious career in television
journalism learningabout the
stories of others.
As his documentary series
Man Enough and LikeaMan
demonstrate, Mattisnot averse
to delving into the deep issues
of mentalwellbeing and
navigating dark times.
his work on screen, he is no
having grown up on the land
and madethe return, along
with his family,tohis rural
roots in Otago.
Matt’s love forthe country,
coupled with apassionfor
abouttheir wellbeing, makes
himagreat fit as an
ambassador for the trust.
He believes“sharing works”
andthat tough times are
normal andaffect all of us, but
there is always away through.
The Time Out Tour is away
for Matt to help start those
communitiesand brings hope
to those reaching out and
Matt will share the good, the
bad, and the questionable
experienceshe’s faced on his
unpredictable journey to date,
andthe little things he’s learnt
The Time Out Tourbegan in
Southland in June and, over
thenext three years, willhead
fourteen independent Rural
The RuralSupport Trust
(RST) is working alongside
Estate, BDO, Datamars
Livestock, Fonterra, and
Ministry for Primary
Coldstream CricketClub are holding
amuster day this Saturday (October
1) from 12pm to 2pm to get players,
coaches andsupporters to help run
the club. The club’s annual general
meeting last week was unable to form
aquorum and no key club decisions
could be made or committees
Clubmember Andrew Bennett
made apleatothe club’s Facebook
page. ‘‘We relyonsupport from
senior players and parents to run the
club,’’ he wrote. ‘‘Without that support
the club cannot function! Therefore
we will hold amuster day on the 1st
of October 12pm -2 pm at the indoor
wicket in the domain. Abarbecue will
be provided, nets available for the
kids. Meeting to be held12.30pm to
discuss committee and coaches /
managers for each team.’’
The Mid Canterbury RugbyUnion are
supporting the Meningitis Foundation
with their final home game of the
regular season vs South Canterbury
this weekenddoubling as acharity
match. The Mid Canterbury
Heartland team will be wearing aoneoff
pair of purplesocks, kindly created
and donated by Ashburton's The
New Zealand SockCompanyand
gate takings for the day willbe
donated to the The Meningitis
Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand.
There are alimited number of socks
available for purchase through the
rugby union office-with all proceeds
to the Meningitis Foundation. The
showgrounds on Saturdayfrom
Picturedabove –Backrow,left to right: LesDonaldson
(BassGuitar), WilliamLowe (Drumsand Percussion),
Mike Ferrar (LeadGuitar),StephenDiedricks(Keys 1).
Frontrow, Jo Castelow (Keys2), PeterCairns(Rhythm Guitar).
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences and now
celebrating its 52nd anniversary, Jesus Christ Superstar is a
timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary
and universally-known series of events but seen through the
Ashburton Musical Director Jo Castelow isthrilled
with the high quality production that will wow
Ashburton audiences when the much-anticipated rock
opera JesusChristSuperstar hits thestage.
She has been busy perfecting the show’s sound, working
with soloists, the ensemble, choir and band in which Jo
will also play oneofthe keyboards.
Jo said it was fantastic to be finally putting the show on,
“after18monthswe’re in foranabsolutetreat.’’
The show’s sound is very complex musically, with alot
of layers, ‘’the 16 member choir will enhance that sound
Jesus Christ Superstar is arock opera written for arock
band. TheAshburton show’s live band will be comprised
of threeguitarists, adrummer andtwo keyboardists.
“The keyboards incorporate alot of orchestral sounds,
andthere is ahugeamountgoing on,’’she said.
Both the choir and band will be in sight of the audience
during thewhole show, highupatthe topofthe set.
“It isall part of the visual because it is arock opera. The
singers arefabulous, musicallyitisveryemotive andvery
full on, the audience will love it, there is so much going
eyes of JudasIscariotwithamodern-day twist.
The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal
relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary
Magdalene,his disciples, his followersand the RomanEmpire.
Picturedabove –Backrow,left to right: KathyrnBowler,
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24 Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
Festival of Cultures musical celebration
Mid Canterbury schools
celebrated the district’s
diversitywith the inaugural
Opuke FestivalofCultures. It
was held at Lauriston School
There was dancing, music
and celebration as fiveschools
withinthe OpukeKahui Ako
Lauriston, Mayfield, Our Lady
of the Snows,Chertsey and
Rakaiatook to the stage in a
range of cultural performances
including kapa haka and
Philippine, SouthAfrican and
There was also food and
Dorie Schoolpupils also had
artwork tapa and MassKara
Festival masks on display
showing theircultural links to
the district withNepalese,
Argentinian, Filipino, Dutch,
Tongan, Maori and European
cultures among thoseattheir
Laura Twiss, who was in
chargeofthe event, led the
visiting schools on to the
Hawkins performed the
Kaikaranga, supported by
piper Bill Doak.
Rural advocate Craig
Wiggins was MC.
Laura said the Opuke
Festival of Cultures beganasa
postit note on aboard by
ColinBrodie during the 2019
OpukeKahui Ako ideation
The nine schoolsinvolved
were lookingfor ways
principals, school leaders and
pupils could connect,
celebrate and shine together
and as individuals within the
communities, she said.
Sportand culture were
identified by schoolleaders
within the group.
‘‘It has been Lauriston’srole
to lead the KahuiAko in
creating something specialto
be sustained and grownover
many years to come,’’ Laura
Covidmay have impactedthe
2020 and 2021 festival plans but
understanding grew of how the
festival could be better served
and the name The Opuke
Festival of Cultures was born.
‘‘It is Lauriston’s great
privilege and weighty
responsibility to lead the first
Festival of Cultures.
‘‘We hopethat likeour
Lauriston School2022 Year’s
whakatauki suggests, our
example will benefitothers:
‘Don’t leadbyexample let
your examplelead others to
theirown success’,’’she said.
The festival will be hosted by
ChertseySchool next year.
Also at the festival were Fire
and Emergency New Zealand,
St John and members of the
Hakatere Multi Cultural
The Opuke Festival of Cultures under way at Lauriston School last week showcased the diverse range
of cultures in the Mid Canterbury district.
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Fishing season opens this weekend and anglers are urged to know the new rules before heading out.
Fishing season lures anglers
The 2022/2023 sports fishing season
opens this Saturday with afew
changes for anglers. Among them
changes to the regulation guide
which anglers are encouraged to
familiarise themselves with before
Changes include the(upper) Ōhau
River flowingbetweenLakes Ōhau
andRuataniwha, Twizel, being
designated acontrolled fisheryfor
This meansonly anglers that
entered the recentheld ballotsand
won acontrolled periodlicencecan
fishthe Ōhau River on specified
dates during October 2022.
Harrisons Bight of Lake Heronis
closedtoall sports fishing in the
monthofApriltoavoid the catchand
congregateinthe lake prior to
spawning. Theregulation change
was submitted by alocal angler and
adopted by the council.
Anglersare now permitted to fish
from unmoored boatsatLakeEmma.
Boat fishing is now permittedin
Wairepo Arm and Kellands Pond if
the boatisnot being propelled by a
The new season opening coincides
with the start of theschool holidays
and Central South Island Fish &
Gameare encouraging experienced
anglers to make the timetoteach a
young person howtofish.
Aspokesperson for Fish &Game
saidthe central South Islandregion,
which incorporates South
Canterburyand the Mackenzie Basin
were some of the mostpopular
placesforfreshwater fishing in New
‘‘October is agreat month to fish
local waterways while water levels
remain elevated with spring rainfall
and snowmelt,’’ they said.
Lake Hood holds high number of
perch and afew trout thatcruise only
the shallow edge of thelake,perch
love small brightly coloured lures. A
great spot for aschool holiday
Child anglers only (11 years and
under) can fish for perch at the
Tinwald Domain pond.
Lake Opuha,near Fairlie, is a
favourite spot in South Canterbury
for Opening Day andagreat spot to
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take kids fishing. Use agarden worm
for bait and have apicnic on the lake
shore while waitingfor abite.
TheAshburton River can hold
reasonablenumbers of browntrout
near Ashburton,best fished when
uncertain how the major 2021 winter
floods have affected the trout
numbers at this stage. Scenic trout
fishingcan be found at the Rangitata
River, aboveits gorge and the chance
of catching asea run brown trout
near theriver’s mouth.
‘‘Anglers are advisedthat many
highcountry waterwayslike the
AshburtonLakes remain closed until
the firstSaturday in Novemberto
protectrainbow trout spawning and
other sensitive fisheries –refer to
your regulation guide.’’
A$5fee for the searun salmon
seasonbag limit card has been
introduced to cover the costs of
Anglers that fish for searun
salmon in theCentralSouth Island
and North Canterbury Fish&Game
Regions must obtainasearun
salmon seasonbag limit card.
Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
VOTE forPETER TROLOVE
Wateristhe single issue
on which Istand
Having attended several
“meet the candidate”
events which included both
Districtand Regional Council candidates, it is clear a
majorityofthose attending areconcerned about the
state of our freshwater.
Environment Canterbury (Ecan), the Canterbury
Regional Council, has accountabilities to maintain
or enhancethe quantityand qualityofCanterbury’s
freshwater, aquatic ecosystems,and coastal waters.
District Councils are responsible for ensuring
communitywatersupplies aresafe. DistrictCouncils
are firmly in the sights of the Three Waters Bill and
the chlorination mandate following the failure of
the Ministry ofHealth and Hastings District Council
to protect 14,000 residents ofHavelock North from
death and illness due to waterborne disease.
If Ecan were effective inprotecting Canterbury’s
freshwater at source, chlorination and the Three
Waters Bill would be less of an issue.
Unfortunately previous Governments have long
failed to give direction to Ecan.Worse from 2010 until
the end of 2019 the Governmentappointedits own
commissioners to take control ofEcan to facilitate
massive irrigation development inresponse to the
2008 recession. This irrigation development paid
little heed to the environmental consequences for
our iconic braided rivers and groundwater sourced
lowland rivers and streams.
Rural residents limited to drinking from private
wells are left tomeet the high cost of removing
the pathogens and nitrate that is leaching into
our shallow aquifers due to diffuse pollution from
intensivefarming systems,especially dairying.
If action is not taken soon to preventcontamination
of the deeper semi-confined aquifer layers,
communitywatersupplies will be similarly affected.
This has already occurred with community water
supplies at the South Rangitata Huts and with the
For aslong as Ecan has amajority on the council
whose wealth is linked to irrigation and the right
to diffusely pollute our groundwater, “democratic
reality”will ensurethe status quo remains.
As afifth generation New Zealander, angler, and
rural veterinarian for 48years, Ihave witnessed the
massive degradation of our rivers first hand. Iam
asking ratepayers from the towns within the Selwyn
and Ashburtonwardtoconsider voting forthe sake
of future generations rather than the short term
economic benefits of Ecan’s unsustainable water
Ecan has spent$NZ 60 million on its LWRP based on
what farmers are prepared to accommodate rather
than environmentally sustainable limits for nitrate
pollution and environmentally sustainable residual
flows forour rivers and streams.RecentGovernment
guidelines will require anadditional $30 million to
update the plan to new standards. Let us take the
time and caretoget it rightthis time,rather than set
limits that accommodate short term unsustainable
Swimmable rivers and pure drinking water are
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26 Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
Sharing the love of dance districtwide
Pupils fromaroundthe district
took to thestageinthe recent
theAshburton Event Centre, was
Life Dance Academyteachers
MadiWilson andAnna Raukawa
said it was the ‘‘biggest
schools performingover two
‘‘We evengot theaudienceup
forouryearly ‘walk thedinosaur'
dancethatinvolves everyone in
They say theheartofthe
competitionwas letting every
child haveanopportunity to
‘‘We realise there arelotsof
from being able to attend after
school classes such as physical,
‘‘This competition providesan
thecommitmentbut in aschool
‘‘We justwanttosharethe love
of dance throughoutMid
Canterbury,and we arebeyond
proud at what eachteambrought
to the stage, they felt theheart of
thecompetition andweare so
inspired for nextyear andall we
canachieve,’’ they said.
Champswas started by the
academy in 2019withaschools
academy in Tinwaldhas350
trust andthe dance champswere
togive students opportunity to
dance nomatter their age,
MadiandAnna said after
theycould notbelieve how much
fun it was‘‘and ourheartswere
Since then they have have
faced many challenges but in
everyschool in Mid Canterbury,
provide freedance lessonsand
‘‘We provided 60 free lessons
with students whohadhad a
‘‘In 2021 we were soexcitedto
beable to offerasmaller scale
event, unfortunately weweren’t
allowed ouraudience but as they
saythe showgoeson,and it did!
eventcentre andcompeted, we
thenwent into schoolstodeliver
their prizes,itwas challenging
adaptingtocovid, but we loved
Afullscale eventran this year
anditwas bigger than eitherof
themcould have imagined.
‘‘Hundreds of voluntary hours
possible andweare once again
sograteful for theschools who
‘‘Some have passionate
teacherswith secret talents,
otherswithstudent leaders, and
so excited andproud ofall of our
Lagmhor, Ashburton Christian,
Intermediate, Wakanui, MtHutt
College and Hinds.
team entriesfor the
categories:royal crews and
mega crewswithage groups
Year 15,and Year68ineach
There is also amentoringand
students from eachschoolaged
Year 5and up.
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Come join us for agreatday.
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Gate tickets on the day $ 20
Presale tickets Adults $ 15
Children 5yrs+ $ 5
Pre-booked lunchbox $ 15
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The newly formed dressage team all kitted out and ready to represent Geraldine High School; Eden Carter (Year-8) on the Little General; Amelia Walker (Year-9) on Palominca
(owned by Rachel Stocks of Dunback). PHOTOS: Supplied FROM LEFT: Lilly McQueen, Amelia, Sarah Gould and Mia Pearson with the teams sportsmanship trophy. PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty
BELOW: Prior to this event, Amelia Walker had nojumping experience. Fortunately, Inca, borrowed for the occasion, knew what todo. PHOTO: Supplied
Success in the arena for
newly formed dressage team
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Local horsewomanKirstyn Walkersays she is
proud of the team of girlsthat shetook to the
interschool dressage event in Palmerston on
the weekend of 17-18 September.
The newly formed team were successful
despitetheir inexperience. Kirstyn says, Neither
Amelia [Walker], Mia [Pearson] orSarah
[Gould] had ever even ridden in adressage
arena or jumped when weentered the
competition.They all worked so hard.
Lilly McQueen and Eden Carter, who did
have some dressage experience, madeupthe
five entrants from Geraldine High School
(GHS). To have riders tomanage the higher
jumps, they also tookalong two additionsfrom
Timaru schools, Jessica Taylor, and team
captain Cat MacClure.
Theteamhad noexpectations entering the
competition. Amelia says, Even though we
went into itfor fun, people at the event were
so supportive. They seemed glad to see us.
Lilly says, It was acool vibe. Everybody
was cheering. They were sohappy to have
competitors fromfurther afield than Oamaru.
was awarded ribbons, and the team took out
the prized hoofin it trophy for Sportsmanship
and Horsemastership. Sarah Gould was also
named person of the day for her good
sportsmanship. She was commended for her
good attitude when things went wrong and for
the value of agoodrecovery. Most importantly,
Ameliasays,we beat [favourites] St Kevins.
Buoyed by their success, the team would
like to see dressage recognised asaschool
sport. Lilly says, We plan to go to pony camp
atOxford to bond as ateam. There aresomany
riders atGHS that weshould have an
Kirstyn Walker says parents had to rally
aroundtoborrow gear. Her daughter Amelia
even had to borrow Inca the horse she rode.
Since the team has hopes of continuing she is
looking for sponsorship for the team and
thinking about fundraising ideas so they can
get gear including matching horse blankets
with the school crest on them.
WHĀRANGI 2|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, 29MAHURU, 2022
Hugh says itwas aprivilege to turn his collar round and
lead amemorial service for the late Queen on Monday.
With readings by Wayne ODonnell of the community
board and Molly Kate Morrison of GHS, prayers led by the
Reverend Bob Moore, musical accompaniment by Paul
Johnson and lusty singing bythe congregation, which
included members of the scouting movement, the RSA
and local police, the service was afitting finale to the
fortnight of official mourning.
The online world isawonderful place. In the last
at Westminster Abbeyand atthe Wellington Cathedral.
We probably had abetter view atboth events than
those insidethe buildings. Nonetheless, it felt satisfying
to be able tosing and pray and reflect with over
50 members of our community who gathered in the
flesh to remember our late Queen.
One of the pandemics lessons has been the
importance ofmeeting kanohi ki te kanohi (face to
face). Virtual visiting of our loved ones in rest homes
doesnt measure upto the warmth of an embrace.
Without body language, manyisthe email conversation
that has turned intoargument overamisunderstanding.
On page eight, weread about Woodbury School
exploringlifewithout the internetinapieceofmusical
theatre. Onthe same page, agroup is proposing to
hold offline discussions to promote more authentic
connections between people.
We aresaddened atCreative NewZealandsdecision
to axethe Arts on Tour NewZealand (AoTNZ) provision.
The town has excellent talent,and our childrens choir
and school productions assurefuture talent.However,
we believeithas been important forthe towns cultural
life toexperience the regular supply of nationally
significant performers. To quoteAoTNZ regular Penny
Ashton, Basically there is never enough money, but
to say,we also aimtoextendthe reachofour investment
to make arts attendanceand participation accessible
to more communities whilst cutting arts on tour
funding is alittle antithetical. Weconcur.
Enjoy the sunshine. It is currentlyfreeand not taxed.
HUGH AND FI
Tūwhitia te hopo.
Banish your fears.
Or, as we mightsay:
Feelthe fear and
do it anyway.
WHAKATAUKĪ QUOTED BY DR HINEMOAELDER
IN HER BOOK AROHA.
Charlotte Talbot with members of the Geraldine Childrens Choir at rehearsal. PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty
Stage performance a fabulous
opportunity for childrens choir
On 10 September, theGeraldine Childrens
Choir joined the Timarus St Marys
Childrens Choir inconcert -The Last
Night of the Proms -which also featured
the St Marys Adult Choir, the Timaru
Brass Band and the South Canterbury
Choir director Charlotte Talbot says,
Thiswas afabulousopportunityfor our
little choir toexperience the buzz of
singing aspart of abigger group -and
with an orchestra and an enthusiastic
Led by Charlotte, the choir has been
runninginits currentformsince October
2021. Asmall group of children aged
seven to 12, they love to sing, and have
fun. Their repertoire includes awide
variety of songs: traditional, folk, and
contemporary music, as wellasoriginal
songs writtenbyCharlotte,some of which
have been inspired by and written with
direct inputfromthe choir members.
Charlotte, whohas beentaking Plunket
Music and Movement sessions for preschoolers
since 2014, also writes songs
for children and releasesthem under the
name Cee Bee Teatime. During the winter
holidays, some of the children took part
in the recording of some of my new songs,
saysCharlotte.The first song they recorded
is Twin FingersParty, afinger-play song
for 0-5-year-olds. It will be released on
Spotify, YouTube, AppleMusicand most
other online streaming platforms on 21
TheGeraldineChildrens Choir would
be delighted to welcome new members.
It meets at 3.15pm at the Academy on
Tuesday afternoons during the school
term. Anyone is welcometocomealong
and join infor asession to see if they
would like to sign up. Enquiries can be
directed to Charlotte on 021 151 3301.
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Lynley Macleod, manager of theGeraldine
Community Resource Centre, says she
was delighted with the response to the
Meet the Candidates session held at
GeraldinePrimary School on Tuesdayof
last week. Despite clashing with the
Geraldine.nz Business@Six, around
80 people attended to hear candidates
speak and to posequestions.
Past councillor Kerry Stevens acted
as MCfor the evening while the Geraldine
Lions Club collated the questions and
manned the timekeeping bell. The two
mayoral candidates, Nigel Bowen and
Stu Piddington,and three candidates for
ward councillor, Jan Finlayson, Wayne
ODonnell and Gavin Oliver,each spoke
in turn before taking part in aquestion
and answer session.
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poor state of the roads and waterissues.
The Three Waters governmentpolicy was
described as theft.The ratesincrease for
the TeMoanaschemewas also addressed.
Theresponse to the pandemic,particularly
the exclusion of peoplefrom public facilities,
continues toevoke strong feelings as
questions about local government response
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The dart used, the teka, asitwas termed, was small,
thin, and light. Itwas made from the wood of the
houama, which is remarkably light, but, asarule, the
stipes of the bracken were used for the purpose. These
are ofatough, fibrous nature. (nzetc.victoria.ac.nz)
Kēmu -game (transliteration)
Games were considered avital partofte whāretapere;
the house of entertainment.Tewhāre tapere encompasses
all performing arts and forms ofentertainment from
music to sports todrama.
Niti,also knownasteka,are darts. These were used
in avariety ofdifferent kēmu that usually involved
competitively throwing niti underarm with the dual
goal of trying to skim adirtmoundandflyyour niti the
The first step is to create some darts. Traditionally,
these were made using kōrari (fernstalks) and kākaho
(toetoe stems) with flax woven around the point to
createaweighted end. Today,wehavemanydifferent
resources that we could use to make our niti; to be
effective, theyneed to be lightenough to fly andhave
extra weight distributed at one end.
Once you have created your niti, you need to scout
out an effective maraetoroteka (dart-throwing ground).
This needs to be alarge flat clearing. Inthe middle of
the clearing, create amound of dirt.
To play,competitors take turns running towards the
marae toro teka with niti in hand. When close, throw
your niti underarm, aiming toskim the top ofthe dirt
mound so that your niti bounces upwards before
continuing its flight. The winner ofeach round isthe
person whose niti lands the farthest from the dirt
mound, having touched it during the throw.
Niti was one of the games where the well-known
demigod Māui was said to have been an expert at
playing.Somelegendssuggest that Māui used to make
his brothers lie down to actasthe marae toro teka that
he bounced his niti off during play.
FROM LEFT: Katie Ackroyd (Four Peak Health practice nurse), Deana Averill (GPS student and family Support person) and health
coach Hayley Meiklejohn discussed sleep issues with parents at the coffee morning. PHOTO: Debbie Oliver
Childrens sleep issues discussed
with parents at GPS coffee morning
KatieAckroyd, PracticeNurse from Four
Peak Health, was the guest speaker at
last week, discussing sleep issues with
the parents who attended.
Student and Family Support Person
Deana Averill says,Ourcoffee mornings
are agreat catch-up for parents to talk
about their childrens issues ortomeet
otherparents. Sleep issues are afrequent
problem, so it was afantastic subject to
discuss. Iwas excited to hear from Katie
andhaveher assistance with this topic.
Katie says, I have been gathering
funding from the Ministry of Health to
host sessions in the community around
mental health within our younger
generation. Having started with the sleep
issue session, we are now looking into
other sessions, such as device use. We
are lookingathosting theseaspodcasts
for High School age students.
As we get older, our livesget busier;
kids are busy withafter-school activities
or sports, so they are often not getting
that natural wind-downtime before going
to sleep. The half an hour before bed is
when children need to unwind and do
something quiet, something they enjoy
doing; reading abook, drawing, playing
with Lego, colouring in; something that
doesnt require much thinking.
Children and adults alike need to go
back to the basic process of learning to
go to sleep as we did as ababy. Your brain
needs to relearnthatbed is for sleep. We
have taught our childrentosleep as babies,
and they have learnt to soothe themselves.
We also need this process as we getolder.
We go to bed to go to sleep. Dont take
work or devices to bed, have that halfhour
wind down time before hopping
Sleep separation anxiety was amajor
talking pointwithparents,but Katiehad
some great ideas for children going through
this aswell as their tired parents. She
says, If you tell your children you will
be back in 10 minutes, make sure you do
go back. Ifthe child likes to have some
cuddles, include these in the quiet time
before bedtime and then tell them you
are going out for aspecific time.
There are many reasons for sleep
issues in children; acoolerroom is better
for sleeping than awarmer one. While
we like to have them all snuggled upin
awarm bed,ifyourchildiswaking in the
night or looks like they have tossed and
turned all night, they may very well be
The childs health can also cause
disturbance during sleep; ifthey snore
or have noisy breathing duringthe night,
getthem checked out for tonsil or adenoid
problems or even sleep apnoea. For bedwetting
issues, restrict drinks close to
bedtime, and get the child up for atoilet
visit as you go to bed. As they get older,
they will learn to hold during the night.
Make sure the bedroom isntchaotic; not
too many toys on the bed and nothing
too stimulating on the walls. Have the
environment be one that they can easily
While Katie works out of Four Peak
Health, her information sessions are
availabletoall of theGeraldine community.
Another new free service for the Geraldine
community is that of Health Coach Hayley
Meiklejohn, who is employed through
the South Canterbury District Health
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Job done, says engineer Paul Mitchell, with his 1.35-metre Lego model of the Titanic. PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty
Lego more than childs play
Acorner of Paul Mitchells house in
McKenzie Lifestyle Village is currently
occupied by a1.35-metre, 1:200 scale
model of the Titanic. Paul has been building
the 9,090-piece Lego ship since January.
Although heisinhis 80s, Paul has a
high-powered job as aconsultantengineer.
He has worked with the same project
manager for over 20 years sinceretiring
from the Shell Oil Company. After six
years, the current project in Japan is
finally winding down.Paul andhis wife
Joannehave spent longperiods in Japan
in thepast, but sinceCovid,Paul hasbeen
Joanne says, Paul will spend four
hours aday at work onthe computer.
The Lego buildingisarelaxationfor him.
He has always enjoyed hands-on work,
building dolls houses and two motor home
Paul says, It is awelcome break from
The model is very detailed, with the
grandstaircase, boilers and even engines
with moving parts hidden inside.Paulis,
however, not disposedtodeconstruct the
model to explore them. He is content to
know they arethere. The ship will eventually
find ahome at the Vintage Car and
Machinery Museum. Other models of
forRoger Mahonsmuseum. Whenwere
fed uplooking atthem, says Joanne,
who assures us thatthe next Lego project
will not be the 2-metre, 20,000-piece
cruise ship. HUGH MCCAFFERTY
This month we are delighted to celebrate and pay
tribute toawhole family of Geraldine Gems.
Congratulations tothe Irvine family -Sylvia,
the lateGordon, and their children Paula and Ross.
Gordon Irvine served inthe Geraldine Volunteer
Fire Brigade for 35 years, 25 of which hewas Chief
Fire Officer, gaining aQFSM from our late Queen
in recognition of his dedication. Together with his
wife Sylvia, they were involved in many capacities
with the Geraldine Athletic Club, the brass band,
Geraldinefootball,the Geraldine community minibus
-and the list goes on.
Sylvia continuesher communityinvolvement as
along-term volunteer at the Geraldine Museum,
where she can befound most days. Sylvia and her
daughter Paula were key figures for several years
in keeping the Geraldine DomainPavilionoperational
and managing bookings.
Paula has beenheavily involved in football coaching
and administration throughout South Canterbury
andisadevotedcommittee member and fundraiser.
Currently, she is raising money for the museum
committee through her efforts at Ye Olde Shoppe
in the Mundells Complex.
Ross Irvine hasbeenalong-standing member of
St Johns in Geraldine, becoming acadet at ayoung
age and supporting our community for decades.
His contribution to Geraldine is outstanding.
Forthis family,community involvement is second
nature. To honourtheir efforts, we aredonatingthe
Irvine Family Community Cup to Geraldine High
School to be awarded yearly to ajunior student for
communityinvolvement. Afittingtribute forafamily
of true Geraldine Gems.
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Life without the internet: Woodbury School
show brings back face-to-face interaction
Last week Woodbury School put onits
biannual production. This years show,
The Device Lockdown, written and
directed by teacher Becky Talbot-Van
Beers, was crafted around the theme of
screen time and its effect on all areas of
our day-to-day life.
The story followed ToothFairy, played
by Hannah Haugh (10) and her friends
Rāpiti,Big Redand theSandman as they
hatched aplan to get rid of the internet.
They call on the services of the local school
principal Mr LaGravy toshut down the
wi-fi in the area. After the initial shock
andsense of loss, the characters start to
realise it is fun to spend time together
again withoutthe distraction of devices.
Each of the 119studentsatWoodbury
School had aparttoplayinthe production,
learning six songs with corresponding
Becky says, Its abig ask for both the
students and teachers, but they always
rise to the challenge. After acouple of
interesting years with Covid lockdowns,
its been so nice to invite our community
back and share these experiences with
them and for studentstohave their moment
in the spotlight.
Parents, family members andfriends
made for an enthusiastic audiencewhich
Becky says really gave the children alift.
She says, With hits like Tragedy by the
Bee Gees and Stop by the Spice Girls,
the audience was tapping their toes and
clapping along from the get-go.
Woodbury School Principal Mike de
Joux says, We are incredibly fortunate
to have someone like Becky with the
passion and talent to put something
together like this. Everyone plays apart,
from backstage management to sound,
lighting, props, et cetera. Then its the
exceptional talent ofthe children that
really brings the show to life.
We put on these productions every
second year, allowing many students a
chance to shine creatively. Schoolisabout
so much more than reading,writing and
maths, and these experiences develop a
rangeofother skills, as well as giving the
children aconfidence boost and asense
Mike thanks the Woodbury Domain
Board for the use of thehall, and Geraldine
Primary School forthe loan of their stage
extension. FI MCCAFFERTY
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The TWITs: alocal alternative to rants on social media
Donna Chisholm, who hasabackground
in education and community building,
proposes anew group to promote critical
thinking in the community. Two others
havealready joined thecore groupofLila
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readiness for their first meeting.
The group already has aname,
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Donna says she hopes people can
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on topical issues. She says that she will
create apsychologically safe space, unlike
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MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY NEW ZEALAND ART
Leon Boon in his award-winning performance ofOlivia Rodrigos Deja Vue. PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty
Good vibes atGeraldine High School
Once again, GeraldineHigh School (GHS)
students put on acolourful display of
talent with their annual production,
Vibes. Head of Music Cameron Love
says that on the first evening,21September,
around 120 people attended, and on the
following night, it played to apacked
house of 250. He was pleased with the
The variety concert was organised by
the GHS Student Cultural Committee.
Cultural leader Saskia Finlayson-Hood
also acted as MC. There were19individual
andgroup acts in the competition, as well
as aHouse Lip Sync. Acts included
choreographed lip syncs, singers, and
instrumental numbers, including individual
and group performances.
As well asentertainment, Vibes is
also acompetition. Performances are
judged inthree categories -Years 7-8,
Years 9-10 and Years 11-13. The judges,
Pauline Ramsay, Charlotte Rowley and
GrahamBock, pronounced Leon Boons
rendition of Olivia Rodrigos Deja Vue
topinthe Year 7-8category and overall
winner. Second overall was Rean Lane
Garcia with Killing Me Softly inthe
style of Filipina artist KZTandigan. Kylie
Fraser placed third with Almost There
after Anika Noni Rose.
At the end of the evening, Saskia paid
tribute to the support offeredbyCameron
Love, Eliza Williams and Andrea Hornsby,
as well as the sound and lighting teams.
Cameron, in his turn, congratulated
the performers and Saskias team for
asuccessful event. HUGH MCCAFFERTY
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Loss of funding for Arts onTour NZ
disappointing for local arts council
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without ecstasy (8)
6 Before22it's adilemma that may
save adrop (5)
10 State -mature and mean (7)
11 Understanding? Inflame we’re
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Man's race -littleman. (8)
15 See Mark (4)
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the challenge (7,3)
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21 Reacted to the material (4)
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25 Make anecessary entry to
Mediterranean destination (6)
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the leak (7)
29 They may contain water -cannon
holders on tracks (5)
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2 Each presentprecedesnet hand
oddly occasionally (5,3,3,4)
3 Embarrassed me to carelessly
4 Going together so it's time to
5 Ask the cook! (5)
6 Tradition the queen has as a
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and narrow (9,6)
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away in turmoil (5)
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Funded regularly by Creative New Zealand
(CNZ) since 2005, Arts on Tour New
Zealand(AoTNZ)has been deniedanother
three years of support in the latest round
of funding decisions.
Speaking to Stuff in an article published
on 22 September, CNZ Chief Executive
Stephen Wainwright says, We realise in
the case of ArtsonTourNew Zealand that
some regions will feel that this signals a
lack of support for them and their ability
to participate easily in the cultural life of
Aotearoa. He says CNZ was short of money
aftersupporting many artsgroupsthrough
the Covid-19 pandemic.
Geraldine Community Arts Council
Chair Elaine Taylor says, Arts on Tour
New Zealand has achieved animmense
amountin27years, far too much just to
be binned like the remains of afish and
chip supper. After years of delivering the
very best ofNew Zealands established
andemerging talenttoremote, rural and
isolated communities, there is simply too
much goodwill on the line tobecast off
this way. The many thousands that have
benefited over the years through the
impossibly high-quality service from the
AoTNZ organisation deserve areturn on
their support investment.
For many years the Geraldine
Community Arts Council hasenjoyedthe
support in Geraldine of manypeople, some
of whoattend virtually every performance.
Most of the performances have been
sourcedthrough the AoTNZ organisation,
making professionalartists affordable and
Elaine says, The city dwellers who
seem to hold the pursestringsatCreative
New Zealand should understand that we
cant all afford to travel to Christchurch
or Dunedin just to see ashow. This is an
unfairand discriminatory action by some
very uninformed people who ought to
Everyone who has enjoyed AoTNZ
performances overthe yearsisencouraged
to write to Stephen Wainwright,
and Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean,
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Geraldine Primary Hockey League players and supporters smile for the camera. PHOTO: Supplied
Geraldine Primary Hockey League
has successful inaugural season
The Geraldine Combined Hockey Club
has been running alocal primaryhockey
league at theGeraldineDomain thisyear.
LastMonday was the league finals night,
with ahuge crowd turning out to cheer
on the teams vyingfor the top fourspots
-Tigers vs Sharksand Panthers vs Roosters.
After ahard-fought 30 minutes, the
final wastied 4-4. Extratimewas played,
with the Panthers slotting agoldengoal
against the Roosters in the last seconds
to finishtop of the league. It was adramatic
end tothe season with some excellent
skills and teamwork on display.
This is the first time this league has
been played.The success and enthusiasm
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andhopes this will encouragemorepeople
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would not have been possible without
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Three Geraldine rugby players recently
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Reuben Shaw, Matteo Kimura and
Ollie McKeown played games against
North Otago, Buller, Mid Canterburyand
West Coast.The last game of the series,
playedatatournament held in Methven,
ended up as the finals match. Playing
against West Coast, South Canterbury
won 43-10, finishing unbeaten for the
The Geraldine players say theyenjoyed
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Pupils form Lady of the Snows School Methven Mt Somers
Springburn School pose with The Thinker statue.
ACC has laid downawero
(challenge) to the next
generation of young Kiwis.
“We challengedthe kidsto
‘Have aHmmm’,” says Wendi
Stewart, an ACC Injury
Prevention Partner for the
The pose of ‘The Thinker’is
one of deep thoughtand
contemplation. The statue is
often usedas animage to
to kids aged 512 at the Our
Lady of Snow,MethvenPrimary
The schoolsare at the footof
Mt Hutt and skiing and
snowboarding feature in their
The visit waspartofaninjury
prevention promotion as part of
campaign andthe Safe
District to enhance safety in the
ACC research showsthat90
predictable and therefore
“This wasanopportunity for
the kids to engagewith our
“We encouraged anyonewho
is heading to the mountain to
take the time to assess therisk.
They can then make smart
choices to keep them injury
freeand having fun.”
Wendi says thesessions were
about making considered
choices in highrisk activities
“I hope the “Have aHmmm’
message is something the kids
can adoptand usetoconsider
safety in all situations as they
go through their lives.
“We’d like to thank all of the
schoolsfor hosting us.”
This winter, ‘The Thinker’
statue firstfeatured on Mt Hutt
as ACCdeliveredarange of
When it came to the
classroom,Wendi says akey
changewas tailoring their
messaging to meet the younger
“I asked my 10yearoldson
the other day ‘What do you
think when Isay, ‘identifying
and evaluating risk’ andhe
lookedatmeand said,‘what are
you talking about?’
“So, Isaid to him what about
if Iasked you to ‘Make better
choices’and he said: ‘Yeah Iget
that’. So that was agood guide
for these sessions.
“The key to gettingthekids
engaged was to make it fun. We
wanted to get them to think.”
The sessionsintroduced the
“HaveaHmmm” campaign and
talked generally about what
Preventable campaign is all
“We discussed why ‘The
Thinker’ was sitting up at Mt
Hutt and deliveredsome ski
and snow safetytips for them.
Astudent from Out Lady of
theSnow said, “I learnt to be
safe on Mt Hutt, andthat you
should listen to your instructor,
The studentsweretaught the
NZ Snow SafetyCode: Know
Your Limits, Find Your Space,
The kids had photo
opportunities with ‘The
Thinker’, there was acolouring
competition, and discussions
with kids aboutmaking better
choices to stay safeonthe
In 2021, ACCaccepted 10,820
claims for snow sports injuries,
6540 skiing and 4280
Notsurprisingly, the three
injuries were Otago,
Canterbury andManawatu /
Over thepast six years,ACC
accepted 6595 snowsports
relatedinjuries in the
“Our claims datashowsus
that the skiing slopes are a
common place for injury,” says
“Going to the mountain is a
way of lifefor peoplewho live
in midCanterbury–many of
include ski trips throughoutthe
“We want people to embrace
that. We are encouraging
anyonewho is heading to the
mountain to take the time to
assessthe risk and make smart
“If we can make adifference
to these kids at this agethen,
hopefully we will set them up
for alifetime of stayinginjury
free and enjoying everything
themountain has to offer.”
If youarehitting the slopes,
following these simple steps to
Warm up andstretch before
heading up the mountain. Have
the right equipment –always
wear ahelmet and protective
gear like wrist guardsare good
to have, as well. The
appropriate size and flexibility
of your skis/boards are
important. Be aware of the
conditions –checkthe mountain
report anddon’t go full throttle
straight away. Take aslow
inspection run to feel things out
and take asecond run to test
things before getting stuck in.
Follow the NZ Snow Safety
Code: Know Your Limits, Find
Your Space, Protect Yourself.
Follow terrain park etiquette –
It’s important that you know the
etiquette for skiing/
snowboarding in theterrain
park. Make sure you areupto
speedbefore going up the
Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
College alumni trust fund
It has been more than half a
century since Ashburton
Collegewas founded in 1965,
and since then, thousands of
students, teachers, parents,
and other supporters have
shaped Ashburton College
into thehighly successful coeducational
school it is today.
Thecollege emerged from a
combination of theformer
Ashburton HighSchool and
Ashburton Technical School).
Thus, the College insignia
became thePhoenix, and its
Latin maxim ‘Resurgamus’:
“Let us go forward”, or
Since the establishmentof
the college, funds have been
raised and donated to the
Ashburton College Alumni
Fund and theAshburton High
School Centennial Fund.
From these funds
scholarships andawards were
presented to students.
After the 50th year
anniversary of Ashburton
College the AlumniBoard,
headed by chairperson Peter
Gluyas, decided to transfer
these funds to anew trust fund
with theAdvance Ashburton
Mr Gluyas said, “This
partnership with Advance
Ashburton gives the
Ashburton College Alumni
group the assurance needed
in going forward to achieve
our vision and objectives.”
From left, Peter Gluyas, mayor Neil Brown, Ashburton College
head girl Jorja Roulston and head boy Jack Brown, Advance
Ashburton chair Mary Ross and Ashburton College principal
The primary purposes of
the newAshburton College
Alumni Trust Fund are to:
benefit to present andpast
students and staff
Promote the welfare of the
present students and staff
scholarships to students.
The chair of Advance
Ashburton, Mary Ross, said,
“To be able to support the
Alumni Association as they
continue to grow is a
‘‘The college hasakey role
within the district; it is an
essential component in the
development and learning of
many of ouryoung people.
‘‘We hope over theyears
that the fund, with the
continued support of former
pupils, will continue to grow.”
The launch of the fundwas
held on Tuesday September
13, with membersofthe
AlumniBoard,the mayor and
and staff, past and present
students, board members
from Advance Ashburton and
members of the community.
At the launch of thisnew
partnership between the
Ashburton Mr Gluyas
explained, “Wewant to make
adifference to the lives of
some students who have a
certain aptitude but need a
helping hand to get there.”
150 th JUBILEE
We invitepastand present students,staff and
boardmembers to joinusincelebrating
150 years of Rakaia School.
Reconnectwith past friends,meet new
ones and enjoythe festivities-celebrations
commenceonFridayevening through until
late Sunday morning.
Formoreinformation, registrations forms,
or to purchase our Jubilee Book,goto
www.rakaia.school.nz or phone 021 152 2395.
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The Mirrorverse, written by Jack Gorrie
Jack Gorrie, from Mt
School,took 1st place in
the 12-15 years category
of the 2022 Ashburton
Writers Groupshort story
This is his award winning
story, The Mirror-verse.
Ihave something strange, scary
and suspicious to share.
Our lives are filled with
mirrors. For me they’venever
really worked. Sometimes my
reflection has strange scars, or
my eyes aredifferent. Strange.
One evening, Istepped into
my bathroom andnoticed an
oversized smudge on the
mirror. Being abit of a
perfectionist, Igrabbed for a
hand towel and reached out to
Suddenly, Icould feel the
cold of the glass, curling around
my hand. The mirror morphed
My hand, then my armand
now my shoulderwasbeing
pulled toward the mirror. It was
just like ascenefrom amovie,
but worse. Scary.
I’m pulledinto ablurry
dimensional void. Ican hear
faint whispering scratching in
It was aroom filled with
mirrors. Their shapes, sizes,
and frames were alldifferent. I
can make out blurry eyes
staring at me, their gaze is
Across the floor,there is a
chair standing before me. As I
reach outtograb it, it is cold
There’s asingle lightbulb, an
older oneswinging and
It’s beenthere for years,
dimmedwith dust, illuminating
Irise out of the chair and find
myself being pulled into
another mirror …this was
different. It was the darkest
mirror I’ve seen, everything
As Ienter,Icanhear the
distinct sound of warehouse
lights being activated. A
corridor adorned with mirrors,
mirror portals. Irealise that
these portals,aren’t too scary.
With building confidence, I
launchmyself into another
mirror, then another,and
another. This is getting
Buckingham Palace,the South
Pole, Cat Island Japan …Fort
Suddenly, asilver claw
reachesout of amirror. It grabs
me,lifting me up and throwing
meback intothe chair.
Suddenly, the chair lurches
forward, faster, faster. Iturnmy
head to the left, light is
reflected off mirrors, appearing
as longstreaks, streaks of
startlingwhite. At first, it was
juststreaks, then Inoticedthat
Icould make outletters.Then
words, and aphrase. “Don’t
The words were repeating,
the reflections, the light, the
words were screaming at me. I
turned my head to the right, my
reflection looked... different.
My skin, wrinkled …myhair …
grey, my eyes …the sparkle had
Iwas gettingolder.Until, I
was aspooky skeleton of myself.
Then Ishudder to ahalt, in
front of amirror.
It’s familiar, just like the one
in my bathroom. Ireachout and
close my eyes as Itouch it. My
hand touches, Islowly crack
open my eyes. Only to find that,
Confused. Iswing my legs
around and sluggishly lift
myself, afew short steps, I’m in
For real this time.
Inoticean oversized smudge
on the mirror. Suspicious.
Igrab for ahand towel…
~By Jack Gorrie
Jack Gorrie with his writing
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Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
for river birds
David Stewart has shared this old photo of Ashburton taken circa 1910, lookingdown Burnett
Street from East Streetwith aLong Live The King banner at the start of King George V’s reign.
The blackbilled gull nests on theAshburton HakatereRiver
please don’tdisturb them during thebreeding season.
BY MARY RALSTON
Spring…that’s blossoms and
lambs to many people. Butfor
thebraided river birds it’s
Braided riverbirdssuch as
and theterns liketonest
undisturbed onclear stretches
of riverbed. This year there’s
beenagood clean outof most
oftherivers sothere’s plenty
Theblackbilled gulls have
thetown but have yet to settle
on the river to nest. The blackbilled
gulls are smaller and
daintier than the blackbacked
gulls –theyhave distinctive
black bands on their tail
feathers and apale(but not
don’t see the camouflaged
nests hinder the efforts of
nesting birds.Their nestsare
hidden amongstthe stones and
debris on the riverbed and so
arevulnerable to being driven
over, walked on or the nesting
birds disturbed so much that
they abandon the nest and
So please –thisspring, don’t
take yourdogtothe riverand
letitrun amok.Please don’t
drive on the riverbeds. If
of birds and if you see birds
squawking and flying
overhead, that’s an indication
there may be anest nearby and
capacity to lay more than one
clutch of eggs if thefirst oneis
destroyed, but that runs down
their reserves andiftheir
nests are latertaken outby
flood waters, they don’t have
as much left in the tanktostart
It’sexciting that they’re
back –the rarest gullinthe
privilege of having them on
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Registration date for Allenton reunion
People wanting to attend Allenton
Primary School’s 125th celebrations
arebeingasked to gettheirregistration
This will give theschool time to
organise foodand suppliesfor featured
eventsbetweenOctober 27 to 29,
principal Bruce Tilbysays.
Registration formscan be pickedup
from theschool office, or downloaded
from theschool’s website or Facebook
Planned events includeschooltours,
informal supperfor adults, official
formalities andevents,and an
Mr Tilbysayspastpupils and the
school community aregetting excited
about the celebrations.
“It’sgreat to be holdingthis event
afteralongperiod when we couldn’t
organise gettogethers at theschool,
and it seemstobegeneratingalot of
Two andahalf acresoflandwas
purchased forAllenton Primary School
in 1896, andthe side school opened in
Afurther one andahalfacreswas
purchased in 1919,and the first
AllentonSchool committee was elected
Three classrooms wereadded in1921
alongsidethe formal opening of
AllentonMain School with 220 pupils
on the roll.
In 1936 the swimming baths were
Allenton Primary School pupils gather on the school grounds in 1941.
built and in 1947 the AllentonDental
Another four acres of land was
classroomblock built in 1953.
By 1972 the school roll sat at 644
Intermediate had opened and the
school lost170 pupils.
In 1978 alibrary wascreated outof
tworoomsand in 1980 the original
In1997, thecentennialwas held with
hundreds of attendees celebrating their
years at theschool.
day has beenmovedtoNovember
this yearafterthe New Zealand
Government’s move to recognise
the death of QueenElizabeth II
nationally with apublic holiday.
Theday chosen September 26
Thethree South Canterbury
Waimate andMackenzie —all
agreedtomovethe day to
At an extraordinary meeting
last week, the Timaru District
Council tookonboard results of a
survey of South Canterbury
people about theissue.
More than 8200 people filled in
theonline survey, with 86%
supporting moving the
anniversaryday to coincidewith
Themajority did not haveany
additionalcomments but afew
expressed concern about the
holidayfor businesses andhow
South Canterbury businesses
usually benefited from theinflux
of visitors on Canterbury
Some suggested South
Canterbury’s anniversary day be
moved to either Friday,
September 23 or Tuesday,
September 27,and others saidit
would be unfair if therestofthe
holiday, while theSouth
Oliver saidconcern for Geraldine
businesses wasthe Geraldine
Festivalrun over Canterbury
businesses acknowledged it
came in swings androundabouts.
‘‘They recognise theyhave to
pay abit extra for staffbut they
are hoping for abigger rollup of
acrowd for the daywithpeople
Timaru councillor SteveWills
said South Canterbury
Anniversary Day wasbeing
moved for thisyear only.
‘‘I want to stress that.Wedon’t
wanttolose South Canterbury
Day as thatisDominion Day. It is
our identity, it is the day we
identify with,’’ he said.
Timaru councillor AllanBooth
wasnot against the motionbut
wanted to pointout each
business $400 for that day.
opportunityand profit. Multiply
that by how manystaff you’ve got,
it’s what the outcome is in
Mayor Nigel Bowen was
of view thatpeople from
Christchurch would still move
‘‘I think thosewho would
traditionally come to Timaru,as
an example, we are still quite
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Farmers flight for cancer teens
Due to the generosity of
Ted and Sue Rollinson, of
Dorie near Rakaia,three
teenage cancer patients have
taken to the skies for ascenic
The three teens, Lincoln
Richards (14), Jesse Sanford
(15), and Ollie Vere (13)
boarded GCH Aviation’s sixseaterEC130
helicopter, and weregiven
stunning viewsofthe city, on
September 17, from the alps to
the ocean and acrossBanks
CanterburyWest Coast Air
wanted to highlight thework
of theWestpac Rescue
Helicopter andgive the
teenagersachance to see the
air rescue base before
hopping on their scenic tour.
The couple are members of
the ‘Westpac Rescue
Helicopter SupportCrew’ who
supportrescue missions and
were giftedthe flight from
GCHAviation, the operatorof
the servicetosay thank you for
their amazing support. In turn
they asked if the trust knew of
benefit from such aflightand
this led to this great initiative
with Uplift in Kindthe
programme whichaims to give
children theopportunity to fly
over their hometowns on a
scenic flight, supportedby
Lincoln and Jesse with their fathers, and Ollie with sister, pilot
Juliette, and Sue and Ted Rollinson.
The Rollinsons havebeen
dairy farming in ActonRakaia
for 35 years anddonating to
the rescue helicopter service
“This is aservice everyone
can call on if something
happens. The Westpac Rescue
Helicopter is an absolute
lifeline forus, and they are
such awellorganised service.
“All farmers should be
aware of the service and how
vital it is to them –ifwedon’t
donate it won’t be available to
us. We have to support them
now, because we never know
what will happen in the
future,” she says.
“One of our young farmer
neighbours lost his arm in a
terrible tractoraccident. The
minutesand saved his life,”
Several years ago, the
father, visiting from UK,had a
heart attack and again the
“It was wonderful for the
youngones to fly over
Christchurch when the city is
in bloom. Ihopeit’sastunning
day for them,” she says.
Lincoln said thetrip was
bit was flying over Lyttelton
and seeingthe water,itwas
amazing,” he said.
Jesse said it was so good“I
want to do it again!”
Ollietook flight withhis
sister Charlotte,aged10. “I
loved it very much, so beautiful,
it was breath taking. We sat up
the front, mysister was abit
scared but she loved it!Itwas
10 outof10. Thank youso
much,” he said.
Sueand Ted also took the
opportunity to meet senior pilot
Westpac Rescue Helicopter,
Stu Farquhar. The couple
recently committed to
supporting afullyear’s training
for one of the pilots, Matt,
whichincludes Night Vision
Goggle training, winching by
day and night and offshore,
Underwater Escape Training,
plus allofthe CAA flying
requirements. His training
costs $26,000 per pilotand is
integraltothe provision of this
Trust CEOChristine Prince
havingthe double benefit of
meetingthese brave teenagers
and being able to thank Sueand
Ted fortheir support, our
rescue pilot Stu wasthrilled to
be able to thankthemin
person. We areblessed to have
such wonderfulsupport in the
To donate to thewww.
The Netherby Women’s
to afashion paradewith a
Models Catherine, Patsy,
andBrian ownedthe catwalk in
their upmarket gear and
accessories, all selected from
the Mid Canterbury Hospice
Alively commentary from
Hospice staff,Fiona Giles and
LauraBanks,added to the
general goodcheer along with
the opportunity to purchase the
goods fromthe shopathalf
The event was roundedout
withacuppa and achat. All
proceeds went to Hospice Mid
go towards supporting clients.
The Netherby WI also made a
generous donation on the day.
Netherby Women’s Institute
member Maureen struts her
stuff for the fashion parade.
for AshburtonDistrictCouncil in the
Ashburton Ward and
Braided Rivers CommunityTrust
Iopposethe 3waters reform
Let’sbring our differences together
and find common ground
Isupportour farmers and businessowners
“Our land,our people,our future.This is your Aotearoa!”
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We want your feedback on anewplan that
proposes three keyprinciples forhow we approach
speed management on Mid Canterburyroads.
1. Keeping our kids safeby lowering speed limits
around all schools in theDistrict.
2. Having theflexibilitytolower speeds
around the fringes of our towns as they
grow and become moredeveloped.
3. Lowering speedsinareaswherewehavealot
of active users, such as walkersandcyclists.
Feedback closes5pm, Sunday 16 October
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for Alfresco Dining Policy
We want to provide apleasant environment for
businesses and people to enjoyoutdoor dining.
We alsoneedtomakesurepublic footpaths canbesafely
used by our community.We’re proposing afew changes to our
current policy and would liketohearyour feedback.Findout
moreand read the consultation document on our website.
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46 Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
Ashburton Womens Golf
Saturday 17th &Tuesday 20th September
2022 Rnd 3Bermaline Cup:
Alison MacGregor, Mary-Lou Watson –
42, Vicki Moore –41, Sharon Carlson, Erin
Nearest the Pins: No 4Chevalier Farm Ltd
–Kay Fox, No 8Samantha Rose Flowers –
Mary-Lou Watson, No 12 Lynn’s small Salon –
Pauline Bell, No 14 Todd’s of Ashburton –
No 18 2nd Shot –Jenny Williams, Twos:
Jen Shepherd, Daphne McDonnell – No 8,
Mary-Lou Watson –No12, Alison MacGregor,
Jenny Williams –No14.
Ashburton Vets Golf
Results of match played inage groups at
Tinwald on19th September 2022.
Ages 0-70 Brian Fielder +2, Brent Holmes
+3, Rod Carson +4
70-79 Ray Lambert -7,Micheal McGuire
-3,Murray Moorehead -2
80+ Bill Mason -13, Trevor Watson -12,
John McArthur -10
Winner of Copland Tray: Des Green -14.
Ashburton Bridge Club
Monday Evening –Sept 19th, Individual &
Walker Trophies: N/S 1st Sheryl Reid &Anne
Gilbert,2nd Louise McCrea&CarolEfford, 3rd
George Brown &David McCormick, E/W 1st
Bernie Jopson & Ruth Logan, 2nd Martin
Hickman &Ellenor Sullivan, 3rd Margaret &
Tuesday Evening –Sept 20th, Hazelmere
Trophy: N/S 1st David Sewell &Alan Wright,
2nd =Val Palmer &Rosemary McLaughlin
and Kate White & Colin Clemens, E/W 1st
Audrey Rooney &Leigh Wackrow, 2nd Bev
Turton &Jim Rooney, 3rd Rewa Kyle &Sue
Wednesday Afternoon -Sept 21st, Valetta
Trophy, 1st Pat Jordan &Peter Wilson, 2nd
Kay Robb &Sue Rosevear, 3rd Mary Buckland
&Trish Small, 4th Rosemary McLaughlin
&John Irwin, 5th Wendy &Eric Parr, 6th Rewa
Kyle &Trish Downward.
Thursday Evening –Sept 22nd, President’s
Trophy: N/S 1st Jan de Jong & Pat
Jordan, 2nd Joyce Johnson &Mervyn Jones,
3rd Mike Holdaway &Debbie Seddon-Sewell,
E/W 1st Maree Moore & Jim Rooney, 2nd
Graham Gilbert &Leigh Wackrow, 3rd David
Sewell &Kate White.
Ashburton Veterans Golf
Results from play on Monday 26th September
at Rakaia: 1st Dan Lysaght +8, 2nd
Trevor Watson +7, 3rd Graham Hortin +6, 4th
Les Hunter +5, 4th = Roger Lake, Kevin
Sisson, Des Green, Graeme Munro and John
Richards. Next Game Merrett Salver Gross
WFA Mayfield October 3rd.
Allenton Bowling Results for 25th September
On Friday 23rd September the first round
of summer season Friday triples was played at
the Allenton Club, results were as follows:
First: Murray Smallridge, Alan Miller, Hayden
Cowan 3wins 18 ends 39 points, Second:Len
Luke, Graeme Clarke, Wendy Blackwell 3
Wins 17 ends 34 points, Third: Tony Inwood,
Dave Muir, A Huband 3 Wins 16 ends 36
Points, Fourth: Graeme Bishop, John Forde,
Tracey Fickling 3wins 15 ends 40 points, Fifth:
Murray Anderson, John Kewish, Marg Lloyd 2
wins 1draw 15 ends 40 points. Next round of
Friday triples Allenton 30th September 12.30
Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers
Winter Season Points 3rd Sept 22:
"Madge PeachTrophy "Pam Harcourt 150pts.
MoniqueBrake 103pts. Kristine Marriott 86pts.
Lucy Kirwan 72pts. Katherine Gorrie 67pts.
Charlotte Cox 63pts. Michelle Davidson43pts.
Tesh McIntosh 38pts. Michelle Knight 29pts.
Janette Hooper 27pts. Debbie Skinner 20pts.
Liz Wylie 17pts. Kyla Smith 14pts One Start.
Kimberly Marshall 10pts One Start.
"Jim Tate Trophy "U40yrs. Jack Gorrie
49pts. Ben Ward 32pts. Jelle Hendriksen
27pts. Ged Wall 20pts. Matt Marshall 6pts.
Ryan Gallagher 12pts One Start.
"Sandy MacKenzie Trophy "over 40yrs.
Larry Neal 155pts. Kaylib Gorrie 135pts.
Roger Wilson 127pts. Dave Knight 123pts.
Michael Gallagher 109pts. Tony Ward 95pts.
Rob Hooper 93pts. Don Sutton 84pts. John
Uden 81pts. Mark Smitheram 74pts. Doug
Coley 71pts. Richard Kirwan 57pts. Paul
Brake 53pts. Michael Templeton 37pts. Mike
Hansen 27pts. Andrew Shepherd 26pts.Marty
Cuttle 24pts. Kerry Clough 21pts. Anton
Nicholls 18pts. Andy Skinner 15pts. John
McIntosh 20pts One Start. Steven Hands
15pts one Start. Nick Hand 15pts. one Start.
Brad Hudson 10pts one start. Shane Jones
7pts. One Start. John Ferguson 6pts. one
MCSW Winter Cup. O60 years. Nick
Grijns 118pts. Dave Shurrock 117pts. Ron
Kennedy 99pts. Ross Templeton 95pts.
Kenny Johnston 83pts. Paul Hands 75pts.
Brent Hudson 74pts. Allan Johns 65pts. Brian
Ellis 41pts. Ross Proctor 35pts. Paul Williams
15pts. Don Morrison 14pts. Merv Grewar
12pts. Paul Summerfield 6pts. Steve Caldwell
3pts one Start. Most Starts (16) Nick Grijns,
Brent Hudson, Dave Shurrock. Overall Winner
155pts. Larry Neal. "BruceArnst Trophy "U15
winner Jach Gorrie.
U17 Development Season Points: 4th
Sept 22. Graded Points. A.Grade Handicap.
Eliza McKenzie 240pts. Ryan Gallagher
161pts. Jack Gorrie 112pts. Time Trial .Eliza
McKenzie 214pts. Ryan Gallagher 192pts.
Jack Gorrie 90pts. B.Grade Handicap. Charlotte
Neal 270pts. Oscar Gorrie 81pts. Time
Trial. Charlotte Neal 242. Oscar Gorrie 75pts.
C. Grade Handicap Eden Brake 100pts.
Casey Brake 59pts. Maddie Townshead
18pts. Time Trial Eden Brake 94pts. Casey
51pts. Maddie Townshead 24pts. D.Grade
Handicap Nick Dalley 349pts. Lucy Brake
69pts. Emma Gallagher30pts. Time Trial Nick
Dalley. Lucy Brake 51pts. Emma Gallagher
26pts. Overall Trophys. A. Grade Eliza McKenzie.
454pts. B. Grade Charlotte Neal
512pts. C. Grade Eden Brake 194pts. D.
Grade Nick Dalley. 658pts. U17 Girls .
Charlotte Neal 512pts. Teams Trophy Nick
Dalley 36pts. Tower Trophy 1st. Nick Dalley
658pts. Tower Trophy 2nd. Charlotte Neal
512pts. Tower Trophy 3rd. Eliza McKenzie.
Ashburton Golf Club 9Hole Section
Finals day was held on Saturday 24th
September. The 2022 Club 9Hole Champions
Men's Champion - Gavin Johnston;
Women's Champion -Jenny Matthews; Sega
Golf Men's Champion -Peter Stechman; Sega
Golf Women's Champion -Joy Nicholas.
Last Thursday, Gavin Johnston won the
Netherby Pharmacy Putting competition with a
score of 13 putts, followed by Val Ferrier (16).
Ten players scored 17and 4lucky cards were
selected from the ten: Bruce Leighton, Peter
Stechman, Sue Forrest and Wendy Hopwood.
Gavin Johnston also scored aSmith &Church
Gobbler. Today we will be mixed play, 4BBB
nett and the following week on 6th October is a
special day when we will compete for the
Laurence J. Hanrahan Trophy, 4BBBStableford
sponsored byHotel Ashburton and Sega Golf.
October also marks the start of summer times
for play: arrive by 9:15 for 9:30 start.
Ashburton Golf Club
Saturday 24/9/2022Competition: Ashburton
Club Championship Finals 2022
Senior: Jeff Hewitt bt Dave Morrison 38th
Hole, Intermediate: Chris Lovelock bt Paddy
Bradford 4&3, Junior A: Mitchell Lye bt Gaby
Jansen 2&1, Junior B: Matt Fallaver bt Ian
Snowball 4&3, Silver: Sharon Bradford bt
Pauline Bell 39th Hole, Bronze 1: Jenny
Stoddart bt Daphne McDonnell, Senior Plate:
Steve Richards bt Brendon Davidson 1up,
Intermediate Plate: Brent MacGregor bt Ryan
Stoddart, Junior APlate: Karl Snowball bt Terry
Molloy 3&2, Junior BPlate: Brian Fauth bt Henry
Lawrence, Silver Plate: Hilary Lovett bt Alison
MacGregor, Bronze 1 Plate: Bev Chinn bt
ToneeHurley, Bronze 2: Jacqui Welsh bt Robin
Bennett, Bronze 2Plate: Lynn Small btHeather
9Hole Men’s Champion: Gavin Johnston,9
Hole Women’s Champion: Jenny Matthews, 9
Hole Men’s Sega Golf Champion: Peter Stechman,
9Hole Women’s Sega Golf Champion:
Sunday 25/9/2022 Competition: Nett Medal
+Putting, Radius Care Winner over the Field:
Brian Fauth Nett 61, 2nd: Murray Wackrow 68
Nett, 3rd Hilary Lovett 69 Nett. Other good
scores; Greg Sparrow, Peter Walker, Paul
Greer, Tim Newton, Daniel Snowball, Hayden
McMillan, Wendy Hopwood, Mitchell Leath and
Robert Pawsey. Eagles: Adrian Hopwood and
Sebastian McMillan, Putting Winner: Jason
Overend 24 putts, C/P Hole 4# Ashburton Mitre
10: Peter Walker, C/P Hole 8# Three Stooges
(Brown Bombers): Logan Tasker, C/P Hole 12#
Value Plus: Brendon Davidson (Hole inOne),
C/P Hole 14# South Island Seed Processing &
Storage &Co. Paul Greer, C/P 2nd Shot: Hole
6# Hamish Niles Shout! Brendon Davidson, L/P
Hole 9Ton’s Thai: Paul Greer.
Ashburton Ladies Golf
Saturday 24th September 2022Club Champions:
Silver – Sharon Bradford, Bronze I –
BronzeII–Lynn Small.Plate Winners Silver
–Hilary Lovett, Bronze I–Bev Chinn, Bronze II
–Jacqui Welch. Tuesday 27th September2022
Par Round, Jenny Stoddart –7up, Sue Letham
–5up, Jan McArthur –4up. Nearest the Pins:
No 4Chevalier Farm Ltd –Lynn Small, No 8
Samantha Rose Flowers – Kay Fox, No 12
Lynn’s small Salon–Sally Lemon, No 14 Todd’s
of Ashburton –Alison MacGregor, No182nd
Shot –Jenny Williams.
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Experience helping to create artwork
Geraldine resident Stewart
Gollan has drawn an
illustration for Crohn’s and
Colitis New Zealand (CCNZ).
The illustration came to him
easier than other works he had
completed, thanks to his “lived
experience”; two of his three
children suffer from some form
of the disease.
“I know the struggle,” he said.
His wife,Miriam, said their
oldestchild “hasreally, really
suffered for the last five years”.
Mr Gollan said some people
struggled to differentiate
between inflammatory bowel
disease and irritable bowel
He saidinflammatory bowel
disease was an immune
However, there werefoods
their sons couldnot eat, but that
was moresotheir good days
were not ruined by asore
stomach or nausea.
With IBD, “you can eat all the
rightthings and stillsuffer”, Mrs
New Zealand was along way
behind othercountries with
medications, whichwas ironic
as it had one of the highestrates
of Crohn’s disease and
CCNZ chief executive Belinda
Brown said the illustration Mr
Gollandid was for aflyer,to
informthose at arecent event at
Parliament aboutIBD and what
their organisation does,“but
most importantly to accompany
our shortfilm that was being
premiered at Parliament that
“Onehundred percent he
nailedit. The fact there were
peopleofall ages who have
risen above the challenges (of)
an inflamed bowel, absolutely,
he hit the brief.”
The organisation had spotted
Mr Gollan’s talent when he
submitted awork to them last
year of achild sittingonagiant
toilet rollwith his friends
WorldIBD Day is observed in
more than 50 countries and
commemorated the five million
people worldwide who livewith
“Twenty thousand of these
people are our neighbours,
friends, and family.”
Ms Brown said IBD did not
discriminate by age or sex.
“It impactsthe livesof
children, teens, young adults,
and the elderly.
“And it brings to each stage of
life its own unique set of
Left: The Gollan family, from
left Miriam, Louie (3), Stewart,
Maeve (7), and Archie (11).
Below: Stewart Gollan working
on another piece.
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Wheelchair b’ball, game of two halves
winner on the day an Ashburton
‘celebrity’ side took on the
Canterbury Wheelies, and it
was certainly agame of two
In an entertaining match,
watched by aboutique crowd,
somemoments of skill,nodoubt
after locking in anumberof
years in thechair forthe
annual game, usually played as
one of theevents on the Wheels
Week Plus calendar.
The visiting sidehad thelead
16 4atthe endofthe first
quarter. And by halftime were
It was then thedecision came
to mix up the sides for fun,with
afinal score 34 18atfulltime.
The Canterburyteam are all
supply all the basketball
wheelchairs for use.
The Ashburtonteam to line
up this year includedmayor
Neil Brown,councillor Leen
Braam, Peter Jacobs, Michael
Calvert ,Roger Paterson,Rob
as well as local media
Action on the court by the
Ashburton ‘celebrity’ team, in
grey, against the Canterbury
Wheelies team, in red.
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Ashburton Electronic Organ & Keyboard
Entertainment organised by Rose Stead
Alison -itwas lovely to arrive outside the
building and hear your music coming from
within -set the evening off on the right note!
Iain and Robin -kicked off the evening
singing together with their ukuleles, with some
lovely harmonising -Lets Grow Old Together,
Nearest Thing to Heaven, Lovin Arms and
Diana. Iain, it was extra special to hear your
lovely deep voice –Johnny Cash suits you!
With it being Māori language week, singing
Diana in Te Reo was fantastic, well done to
Accordion group – with Bernard on his
keyboard and accordions played by Alison,
Irene, Michael, Robin and Rose, there were
lots of bright, breezy and rousing tunes
including Blaze Away/Sunshine Of Your
Smile, Wee Doch &Doris/I Love ALassie/Four
Leaf Clover, Leave the Dishes/When You
Wore aTulip/YankeeDoodle, Drovers Dream/
Click Go the Shears/John Browns Body and
finishing with Dear Old Donegal/McNamara’s
Band/IfYou’re Irish –the brackets all sounded
Michael –played an enjoyable selection of
tunes with avariety of rhythms. One was a
tribute to the Queen called In aGolden Coach.
This was followed with Biscaya, Once Upon a
Time in the West, Let’s Do It, Brown Eyed Girl,
Venus and Red Roses for You.
Irene &Karen –Irene played her accordion
with Karen on the piano and both ladies
wore tartan to support their Scottish tunes of
These Are My Mountains/Grannies Highland
Hame/Song of The Clyde, Way Up in Clachan/
The Northern Lights of Aberdeen/Jock
Mackay, and The Thistle of Scotland/No Awa
Tae Bide Awa/ Keep Right on To The End of
Ann – dusting off her keyboard, Ann
played sing-along favourites of King of the
Road, Never My Love, Crazy, Always on My
Mind and Stand by Your Man. There was lots
of humming and swaying in the audience as
they enjoyed the tunes.
Skiffle group – this is a large group
comprising of a variety of instruments and
singers. They played Singing the Blues,
Walking’ In the Sunshine, Ain’t We Got Fun,
Sioux City Sue, Good Luck Charm and I’m
going to Knock on Your Door.
Thank you to everyone for agreat night’s
entertainment and to Rose for her organising.
Mid Canterbury Central Friendship
President Merv welcomed 67 members to
the meeting and received seven apologies.
The members then stood for a moments
silence inremembrance of the passing of Her
Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and also our
member Maurice Wilson. President Merv then
welcomed a visitor, Dave Ansell to the
meeting. Carl Ruddenklau mentioned that
President of Friendship NZ, Warren Jeffs has
been nominated as Northern South Island
District Councillor for afurther year. President
Merv then inducted Don Prouting to the club
who was introduced byMeredith Lowe.
Our mini speaker, Ron Winchester, spoke
about writing abook on his family history. His
great great grandparents arrived in NZ from
Northern Ireland in 1874 with 3 children. 2
others died on the way out. They established
themselves in the Leeston area. Ron, the
youngest of 6boys went to school there then
on to Southbridge District High School. He
worked atFarmers Co-op
after leaving school, then travelled to
London byboat and looking up relatives in
Ireland. He hitch-hiked round the continent
extensively, ending up at one point in hospital,
and stealing out one night when he couldn't
pay the bill.
Eventually he came home, very sick with
hepatitis and broke. But he had avaluable car
that he had imported from England which he
sold to buy an
engagement ring and 175 acres of land to
start farming. Heeventually bought afarm in
Coldstream. Ron and his wife are now retired
After morning tea, Ken Borlandintroduced
Wendy Suttie who was dressed in her official
uniform as an umpire at the Commonwelth
Games in Birmingham in August this year. She
was one of two who were selected from NZ.
The opening ceremony was something to be
remembered, especially when the crowd sang
the National Anthem. The bowling greens
were about 40 minutes walk away from their
accommodationinBirmingham and when their
bus failed to take them there the decided to
walk. They did this for a few days until
eventually the bus did turn up. She was very
impressed with the friendliness of the competitors
towards each other and the way the
games were run. She passed around some
memento's of her trip, including a
mascot, an engraved bowling jack and a
medal that each official received. After replying
to questions from the floor she was
presented with agift and thanked by President
Merv. The meeting was closedwith the singing
of the National Anthem.
Ashburton Bowling Club
Ashburton Bowling Club wishes all our
Members and readers an enjoyable 2022/23
bowling season. We will keep you informed of
much of the action and the results of our
members on the bowling green, both home
Preceding our official opening day on the
24th, members had already been in action and
showinggood form. On the 16th at the MSA in
the first Friday Triples competition, sponsored
by Skip2It, acomposite team including Ashburton’s
MHill and PCollins, came 1st with 3
wins, 17 ends, 39 points, and in 4th place with
3wins, 11 ends, 26 points, were Ashburton’s
DKinvig, DPrendergast, PQuinn. On the 18th
in the Peters Cup, also at the MSA, Ashburton’s
team of MHill, MAnderson, JKewish, L
Spargo came 4th with 3wins, 21 ends, 49
points. Well played everyone!
Saturday, 24th September –our Opening
Day! Overcast, not abreath of wind and Very
Cold! Our number filled 8rinks of the lower
green, the majority being triples and play
proceeded non-stop until the afternoon tea
bell was rung. So no winners, no losers! The
green was excellent, and along with the wellmanicured
surrounds, the place looked aright
picture! Thank you to everyone involved!
The atmosphere was great amongst the
members, and we were joined by our Mayor
and his wife, (no electioneering mind!) along
with the ADC’s CEO and his wife. Messrs
Brown and Riach did the honours to start the
season off and our flag was flown at half-mast
in respect of our dearly departed Queen
Our 2021/22 season prize giving was held
after tea and congratulations go to all the
Ashburton ladies get under way with their
programme of drawn and championship
matchesonTuesday and Thursday this week.
Ladies drawn triples (3 games) on Tuesday
and Ladies championship triples will begin on
Thursday, both starting at 9.30 am. The Club’s
rollover Saturday triples will begin on the 1st
October at1.15 pm.
Ashburton MSA Petanque Club
Our club days are still getting plenty of
support, especially on aTuesday when we
play a social competition as well as social
games with some playing just 2rounds.
Meantime some of our competitive members
have been busy taking part in other
tournaments. In the Otago Doubles Mark
Richardson and partner were runners up in the
Championship, and Richard Browne and
partner finished third = along with Stephen
Fitzgerald and partner. Bruno Falco and
partner won the Consolante, and Nicky Foden
and Partner were third in this section. Neville
Bensdorp and partner won the Plate with
Karen Bensdorp and Karen Stephen being
We also did well in the Te Waipounamu
Doublesand this was won by Bruno Falco and
partner. Richard Browne and Karen Bensdorp
were Runners up. Nicky Foden and partner
finished third in the Consolation. Stephen
Fitzgerald and partner won the Plate. Well
done all of you.
We hosted the fourth and final round of the
Interclub which is played between Ascot,
Ashburton, Christchurch and Papanui. While
we didn't win overall we did have two of the
days where we were top scorers. Something
to be proud of against such tough competition.
It was great to see so many of our players
taking part over the four days. They all did well.
We are still playing Tuesday, Thursday,
and Saturday, and are welcome to join us at 1
pm where we will set you up with boules and
Spring was in the air and it was the
Toastmaster of the day’s backgroundtheme at
this recent meeting. Jamie led the night’s
agenda and introduced the cultural share
Coby spoke about the immensely popular
pastime of cycling in Holland. For acountry
about the size of the Canterbury region, there
are approximately 22 million bicycles. Cyclists
use awell-planned infrastructure that makes
cycling an easy activity. Cycling seemed an
appropriate recreational pursuit with spring
The first main speech of the evening was
David with ‘Culture shock lessons from
Taiwan.’ David drew on his 10 plus years of
living experience in Taiwanto paint apicture of
asociety with differing approaches to social
welfare, elderly care, military, and health
systems. The initial phase of his speech
focused on different perspectives one progresses
through from the thrill of being
somewhere new to noticing things that are not
Matt’s speech entitled ‘Making ameal out
of your next speech’ compared the planning
and preparation of a short speech to the
making of a fine dining meal. He said the
ingredients were a suitable subject and
purposeofthe speech. The recipe and method
were the structure commonly known as the
introduction, body, and conclusion. The garnish
being the effective use of gestures and
The next meeting will be held on 28
September 2022 and will be aspecial one with
acontest being staged. The contest will focus
on events such as Table Topics and humorous
speeches. Guests and visitors are most
welcome. Our fortnightly meetings start at 7:30
pm in the Doris Linton Lounge, RSA Ashburton.
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Break from rural banking for Black Fern
Ponsonby is temporarily
parking arural banking career
to concentrate on thelooming
Rugby World Cup.
representative is oneofthree
hookersnamed in the 32player
squad to competeinthe World
Cup at home in New Zealand
next weekend. She was one of
two Black Fernstovisit
Methven in July as part of the
Heartland Rugby Festival,
along with the Womens Rugby
University, she gotapass from
ceremony beforeflying back for
the test againstJapan.
Theevent was held after the
May ceremony was postponed
After completing abachelor
of land and property
secured aplace in theASB
FutureMe Rural Banking
Graduateprogramme as well as
the Black Ferns.
Untillately, she’s managed to
Wednesday,her only day off
from training with thenational
women’s rugby team.
The22yearold said she
wouldn’t have been ableto
Black Ferns Amy Rule, left, and Georgia Ponsonby in Methven with Under 15s rugby player Chloe
Graham, of Ashburton, and the Women's Rugby World Cup.
PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS
juggle everything without the
supportofthe bank, which
understood her rugby
‘‘I won’t go in to the office for
the nexteight weeksand
they’vebeenreally good about
it. I’mnot sure what next year
prettyhard, but we will hold
that conversation later andI’m
fortunateto still be growing
Rugby had beenthe focusfor
the entire year towards helping
NewZealandwin aWorld Cup
Her goals include along
career in theblack jersey, to be
aruralmanager forthe bank
and to eventually earn a
She grewuponasheep and
beef high country station near
Taihape in the central North
Island, and was drawn south
because of sporting
‘‘I boarded at FeildingHigh
School beforedeciding to come
down to Lincoln purely because
oneofmyfriendstold me I
should. Uni didn'treally
interest me until then but I
applied for the Lincoln rugby
scholarship and gotit, which
helped me make up my mind.’’
Initially she started off doing
abachelor of commerce in
agriculture degree but switched
after the first semester toarural
The front rower debuted for
Manawatu in 2017 while still at
school before joining the
Canterbury team andmaking
her Black Ferns debut off the
bench againstFrance in 2021.
Previously aNo8,she was
told to change to thehooking
role if she wanted to becomea
Black Fern. That advice has
paid off and, after initial
front row in ascrum,she now
Universitystudents in the
World Cupsquad areKendra
Cocksedge, Alana Bremner and
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374 WRIGHTS ROAD 5 2 3
DUNSANDEL -LIFESTYLE DIY DREAM
O/plan, 4living/lounges, 5bdrms, 2bthrms
entertainment area, 4bay shed.This lifestyle
block has huge potential with ample space
&opportunity to renovate at your leisure. 4ha
been leased by afarmer, with land in good
condition. Lots of potential to develop into a
premium property. Offers Over $729,000
Julie Srhoy 021 354 885
26 KAWAU CRESCENT 3 1 1
Fantastic Home! Ready for your own stamp
of style! Jump on the property ladder,
whether it’s your 1st or 2nd home for an
investment. 3 dble bdrms, generous size
living, woodburner with wetback, sleep out,
single garage with an attached workshop in
aquiet settled street. Offers Over $449,000
Manu Otene 022 308 6885
45 TANCRED STREET 4 1 6
HOME W/ GARAGING +SUBDIVISION
Potential plus exudes here, modern family
home with 4bdrms, HRV, wood burner, o/p
kitchen/dining/lounge. Two titles, Section
offering the ultimate subdivision (subject to
survey) up to 6sections. Shed with facilities/
sleep out, storage shed/garage upto6. BEO
Julie Srhoy 021 354 885
3DAVIS CRESCENT 6 2 1
LIVE IN ONE RENT THE OTHER
•Six Bedrooms •Sunny North Facing Lounges
•Separate Kitchen, Laundry &Toilets •Large
Double Garage •Rented at $590p/w •1002m2
Section with potential to subdivide (subject
to survey). This is an oustanding opportunity
to secure this unqiue property & benefit from
it’s rental return. BEO $500K -$550K BIR PBN
Julie Srhoy 021 354 885
3ALFORD FOREST 3 1 1
SETTLEMENT ROAD, METHVEN
O/P kitchen/dining/lounge, 3bdrms, prestine
drinking water from mountain, adjacent
to Council parkland, organic fruits/trees,
glasshouses. Solid brick home with cosy fire.
This rare country property on alarge section
is only 12min to Methven &9min to Mt bike
park. Buyer Enquiry Over $560,000
Agent Manu Otene 022 308 6885 |
Julie Srhoy 021 354 885
129 MAIN STREET, METHVEN
PREMIUM LOCATION CAFE/RESTAURANT
Opportunity here to start your own Cafe
at an affordable price, on the Main Street
on Methven! Entry level only cost of plant
&chattels. Commerical Lease 9years left.
Approved for 50 chairs. Put your own touch
on the premises &it’s ready to go!
Price by Negotiation.
Agent Manu Otene 022 308 6885 |
Julie Srhoy 021 354 885
22 BRUCEFIELD AVENUE
3 1 1
This warm & cosy, permanent material,
1980’s classic home features 3dble bdrms,
gas hot water, single garage &lots of OSP.
Located close to schools &shops, with town
just down the road. Offers over $449,000
Manu Otene 022 308 6885
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location amongst new housing. Build the
home of your dreams, fully fenced & shelter
belt. Lifestyle sections like this do not come
along often. Temporary power supply,Town
water, & Fibre at the gateway. Up to 1000
litres per day. BIR PBN $330,000 -$380,000
Julie Srhoy 021 354 885
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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL
ALLENTON 38 Alford Forest Road
Investment!! OrAStep Onto The Property Ladder!
Don't miss this opportunity to grow yourinvestment
portfolio, or to take that first step on the propertyladder.
Spacious and charmingthree bedroomhome in popular
Allenton location. Good sized section close to amenities
and schools. Single garage and plentyofstorage, open
plan kitchen/dining, separateloungeand asunroom.
M 021 0752 180
Congratulations Stephen Watson
Seventhonthe TopTen Sales Ladder
If youwouldliketobepartofStephens success,call him today
to see whatyour property is worthinthe current market.
Residential Sales Consultant
M 027 433 9695
PGGWrightsonReal EstateLimited,licensed underthe REAA2008.
Helping grow the country
NETHERBY 35 Davis Crescent
This solid red brickerhas been recently painted
throughout. Modern kitchen &bathroom log burnerand
gas hot water.Family size section with plenty of off-street
parking and adouble garage.Close to all amenities. This
beauty will be popular, don't delay call today!
ENQUIRIES OVER $429,000
10.00-10.30am, Saturday 1October
M 027 4339695
to the Ashburton Real Estate Team.
Mark has worked forPGG Wrightsonsince1994 in the areas
of Grainand Seed,Retail,Finance, District Management and
He prideshimself on building andmaintaining lasting
relationships with hislarge networkoffarmers and rural
professionals. He hasathorough knowledge of the
agricultural industryboth on-farmand in the service area.
Mark is atrue localliving andworking in mid-Canterbury.
ContactMarkanytime to discussyour real estate
Rural &Lifestyle Sales Consultant
M 027 432 4028
PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008
191 Burnett Street &
M027 543 5799
M027 433 6883
M027 433 9695
M027 801 2888
M021 075 2180
Dan vander Salm
Rural &Lifestyle Sales
M021 918 233
M021 0281 3310
M021 124 6412
elping growthe country
M027 432 4028
PGG Wrightson Real EstateLimited,licensed under the REAA2008
Helping grow the country
71a Oxford Street,Ashburton 10:00-10:30am 2 1 1 AHB30392
36 Reighton Drive,Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 3 3 2 AHB30282
7/42 Aitken Street,Ashburton 10:30-11:00am 2 1 1 AHB30342
378 Burnett Street, Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 4 1 0 AHB30328
5LilleyPlace, Methven 11:00-11:30am 4 2 1 MVN30044
20 Pages Road, Ashburton 11:00-11:30am 3 2 2 AHB30346
77 Beach Road, Ashburton 11:00-12:00pm 4 2 2 AHB30400
6Mason Place, Ashburton 11:15-11:45am 3 2 2 AHB30249
41 Redhaven Rise,Ashburton 11:30-12:30pm 4 2 2 AHB30362
1Alford Street, Methven 11:30-12:00pm 3 1 2 MVN30039
13 Walshs Road, Ashburton 12:00-12:30pm 4 2 2 AHB23043
15 Reed Street, Hinds 12:00-12:30pm 4 1 4 AHB30331
43 Glassworks Road, Ashburton 12:00-1:00pm 3 2 6 AHB30396
24 Gordons Road, Ashburton
5 2 2
24 Gordons Road, Ashburton 1:30-2:30pm 5 2 2 AHB30395
•2.0238 ha of country living (subdividable), with the
convenience oftown close by
•Large 5-bedroom, 2living, 2bathroom family home.
•Open plan kitchen/dining/living plus aspacious
•Double garagewith enclosed workshop. Separate
•Multi-purpose 120m2 shed with 3phase power, plus
arange ofother farm buildings.
SetDate of Sale
closing 18 October 2022, at
4:00pm (unless sold prior)
027 438 4250
027 242 7677
Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)
6Mason Place, Ashburton
Simply Gorgeous would have to be the most accurate
waytodescribe this ElegantArchitectural draughtsman
designed home.Built to an extremely high standard in
1985 by Bradford Builders, there issomuch to admire.
Located inAshburton’s Highly Desired Allenton surburb.
Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)
SetDate of Sale
closing 11 October 2022, at
3:00pm (unless sold prior)
3 2 2
Armand vander Eik
021 597 527
71a Oxford Street, Ashburton
2 1 1
77 Beach Road East, Ashburton
4 2 2
*Modern kitchen, bathroom &laundry
*New carpet throughout, blinds &drapes in lounge
*Single Glazed wooden &aluminium windows/
*Compliant Masport Log Burner until 2031
Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)
0274 612 614
Spacious Double story family home, Featuring 2huge
9770sqm land area sub dividable to 4000sqm with
sewage &water at the gate.
4luscious grass paddocks fully fenced with metal gates.
Real Estate Mid CanterburyProperty Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)
closing 12 October2022, at
4:00pm (unless sold prior)
027 290 6606
027 236 8627
027 432 9717
027 290 6606
027 461 2614
021 751 009
027 220 1528
027 697 6948
Armand vander Eik
021 597 527
027 410 6216
Mike Grant ncre
021 272 0202
027 438 4250
027 242 7677
020 4079 3871
027 287 3388
96 TancredStreet, Ashburton 03 307 8317 Main Road,Tinwald 03 307 8317
36 McMillan Street,Methven 03 303 3032
Allenton 83 Oak Grove
Flawless character,considerate enhancements and supreme space are at the forefront of this superbly appointedresidence
in the heart of Ashburton. Builtin1936and featuring twoheritagetreesatits entrance,this 2,150sqm(more or less) property
epitomisestraditional luxury. Stackedwithcharacter, the refreshedexteriorpartners white weatherboards with ageless
navy shutters, while along list of recentrenovationsaddsconsiderable moderncomforttothe home’sheritage design.Top
floorskylights introduce ample sunlightupstairs,itishereyou’ll find the home’sfour bedrooms, with the masterenjoying the
added luxury of awalk-inwardrobe andensuite. Completing the packageare practical storage options, aseparate office for
home-based work, two single garages, acarport andawoodshed.
This family homeissimply exceptional, andinterested buyers are instructedtoact quickly.
4 3 3 1 2
Deadline Sale (unlesssoldprior) 12pm, Thu20Oct 2022
View Sat 11.30am-12.15pm or by appointment
Ray Knight 027434 0139
Emily Smith 027 222 4596
WHALAN ANDPARTNERS LTD,BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008
Allenton 14 DavidsonStreet
801sqm 3 2 1 2
Asking Price $589,000
View Sat 11.30am-12.15pmorbyappointment
Mick Hydes 027437 9696
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 2008
Realistic and motivated vendors
Ourvendors have purchased, so don't miss the opportunity to takeupresidence in this sought-afterarea. Located on
aquiet street with AllentonPrimary andAshburtonCollege close by; the homehas beenwellmaintained, recently
recarpeted andanew logburner is ready to be installed. Comprising threedouble bedrooms, bathroom,
kitchen/dining,two living areas plusanoffice nook. Featuring established gardens on an 801sqm (more or less)
section, an outdoor/BBQarea, adouble garage andgoodoff-street parking, this property has wideappeal. Act
swiftly onthis one,contactthe agent to view or formore information.
Tinwald 5Birchside Lane
938sqm 3 2 1 1
ForSale offers invitedover $630,000
View Sat 10.45-11.15am or by appointment
Mick Hydes 027 4379696
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 2008
Handy to town
Built in 2013byDes MillarConstructionthis 156sqm home hasplenty of scope to add value and your own touches,
without delays and the hassleofanew build. This well-maintained property is situated on a938sqm (moreorless)
sectiondownaprivate lane, justashortdrive or strollinto town, cafes, andagarden centre. Comprisingthree
bedroomswith built-in wardrobes,abathroom andseparate toilet, it is perfect for afamily. Livingareas arekept cosy
by aclean air approved log fire and heat pump;aseparatekitchen, laundry, and single garagecomplete the picture of
thishome. Thereisplentyofspace to add another garage or workshop as the section is mainlylawnwith some
perimeter plantings. the opportunitieshereare endless and aquickturnaround is possible.
Tinwald Tinwald WesterfieldMayfield Road
View by appointment
Mike Preston 027430 7041
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 2008
Boundary lines are indicative only
Secure the dream nowand lockinyour slice of Ashburton'sexciting newsubdivision with 4,000sqm plus sections.
Situated in Tinwald, Westviewsections offerthe opportunity to enjoy thebenefitsofcountry livingwithtown
amenitiesand entertainmentright on your doorstep. With uninterruptedcountryside andmountainvistas, making
Westview your home promises an enviablelifestyleencompassing the bestoftown and country. Section sizes
4,000sqm plus (moreorless) with prices startingfrom $315,000.
92 East Street
Price by Negotiation
View by appointment
027 434 0139
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD,BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REA ACT 2008
Ashburton office building
• Recentlyrefurbishedand extension added in 2013
• Occupy or tenantand enjoy the returns
• NBS rating of 67%
• Vendors arewilling to entertainoptions of alease
For Sale offers invited over $118,000 +GST (if any)
View by appointment
027 434 0139
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REA ACT 2008
Offers invitedover Rateable Valueplus GST (if any)
• 207sqm (moreorless)freeholdtitle
• AccessavailablefromEastStreet andDobson Street
• Suitablefor awide range of buyers
16 Mt HardingRoad
34A Spaxton Street
4,078sqm 4 1 3 2
362sqm 2 1 1 2
DeadlineSale (unlesssoldprior) 2pm, Thu6Oct2022
View Sun 1.30-2pm or by appointment
Fee Ensor 021 705 014
DeadlineSale (unless sold prior) 2pm, Thu13Oct 2022
View Sun 10.30-11amorbyappointment
Fee Ensor 021 705014
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDERTHE REA ACT 2008
Why build?Your dream home could
Prepare to be delightedwhen stepping into this
architecturally designed home,with four bedrooms
and three bathrooms.Lessthan threeyearsold, and
located on a4,078sqm (moreorless) sectioninthe
exclusive Thymestreamdevelopment in Methven,
NewZealand. Our vendors aredownsizing, and have
meticulously presented their much-loved property.
Without doubt, this highcalibrehome is builtfor
longevity, with ahighstandard of functionalityas
Tucked away from the street for peaceand privacy,
thismodern two-bedroom127sqm brick home is
presentedonalow maintenance362sqm(more or
less) fenced section. Offering comfort, practicality and
convenience, this property is ready andwaiting for
new owners. The open plan living, dining, andkitchen
area look out onto aprivate, sun-soaked,patio and
easy-care section with raised garden beds readytoget
832sqm 3 2 2 2
For Sale offers invited over $290,000
View Sun 11.30am-12pmorbyappointment
Fee Ensor 021705 014
Asking Price $795,000
View by appointment
Fee Ensor 021 705014
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDERTHE REAACT 2008
Nest or invest
Premium property, premium location
Here is your chance to acquire yourown two-bedroom
alpine chalet in the picturesque villageofMethven.This
cottage has been thoughtfullyrefreshed throughout,
boasting amodernised bathroom, paint job and new
carpet. Heatedbyboth alog burner and heat pump,
compact and low maintenance, this is the perfect lock
and leave opportunity forthe holidaymaker,
professional couple, or investor.
Escape to yourown private oasis in Camrose, Methven.
This immaculately presented three bedroom home is
perfectly positioned on aquietrear section with the
sun and mountainviewstaken into thoughtful
consideration. The outdoor area is also situated near a
Conveniently locatedwithin ashort distanceofthe
towncentre, local schools andamenities.
13 Westward Way
658sqm 3 1 2 2
Price on Application
View by appointment
RosaDekker 0274 655 387
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008
For Sale offers invited over $449,000
View by appointment
FeeEnsor 021705 014
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDERTHE REAACT 2008
Brand new, modern and convenient
Corker lifestyle location
Set amidst Camrose Estatejustashortstroll from
Methven town centre andOpuke ThermalPools,this
brand-new home currently under construction offers
an exceptional lifestyle.Designed by Detail
Consultancywithaview to efficient and easy living,
indoor andoutdoorliving bask in anorth-facing
With an impressivecontemporarystreet frontage, a
modernmix of shadowcladdingand cedar guides
For those seeking arural outlookwith the convenience
of town, chances areyou will be captivated by this
4,001sqm(more or less) lifestyle section withinthe
sought-after KakarikiViewdevelopment, located
adjacent tothe Methven Golf Course.
Maximise thisopportunity andbuild your new home in
asetting thatboasts extensive viewsofthe Southern
Alps andissurrounded by thebest of Canterburys
outdoor recreational activities.
Lot 38/623 Coleridge Road
Boundary lines are indicative only
Price Indication $250,000
View by appointment
Rosa Dekker 0274 655 387
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008
For Sale offers invited over $249,000
View by appointment
Rosa Dekker 0274 655 387
WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDERTHE REA ACT 2008
On offerisLot15The Rowans, asuperbly positioned
3,502sqm(more or less) sectionset against the
magnificent backdrop of Mt Hutt and rural Canterbury.
It offers an amazing opportunity to build your dream
homeorholiday house surrounded by allthe natural
beauty Canterbury is known for-this is one not to be
missed. TerraceDownsisaworld-renowned resort
located only ashort hour'sdrive from the Christchurch
On offer is Lot 38 Tussock Lane, aquiet,peacefuland
private part of TerraceDowns Resort, situated
overlookingthe fifth fairway and has thefourthgreen
on your doorstep. This 546sqm (more or less) section
in the heart of an alpine paradise has mountainsviews
and thebonus of mature trees surrounding forshelter.
Terrace Downsisaworld-renowned resortlocated
only ashort hour drive fromthe Christchurch
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236 Dobson Street,
•Three bedroomsplus fourth or office
•New kitchen and updatedbathroom
•Swimming pool, huge carportfor
18 Elizabeth Avenue,
•Recently renovated with new carpets,
vinyls and paint
•Sunny, three bedroom home
•Heatpump and diesel firefor warmth
•Double garage,large backyard on
•Beautiful rimu throughout
•Log burner and 2xheatpumps
•Established 1012sqm section located
on the westside of Rakaia
•Two bathrooms, onebeing an en suite
off the master
•Double garage internal access
027 448 4006
027 228 7843
027 228 7843
027 442 22813
59A Grigg Street,
•Main bathroom with vanityand tiled
•Open plan kitchen
•Open plan living and kitchen
•Great borough location
•Three double bedrooms
•Main bathrooms plus an en suite
•Good sized sunnylounge
•Agood sized family section
•Double garage with internal access
•Ensuitewith tiled shower
•157.5sqm homeona450sqm section
027 228 7843
Enquiries invited over
027 442 22813
027 442 2281
027 442 2281
139B Allens Road,
96A Thomson Street,
•Three bedrooms, master with an
•Open plan kitchen, dining and living
•Tiled bathroomsand loadsofstorage!
•Single garage with internal access
•Two bathrooms one being an en suite
•Open plan kitchen, dining and living
•Single internal access garage
•Brand new spec house!
•Three bedroomsand twobathrooms
•Double garage with internal access
•Four double bedrooms
•Double garage,internal access
•Two living areas
•Open plan kitchen and dining
027 442 2281
027 442 2281
027 442 2281
027 442 2281
The new normal
People aged50and over are
eligible for their second covid
booster dose, sixmonths after
their firstbooster,according to
hospitalisations begin to
decline, and the days become
warmer, Te Whatu Ora Waitaha
Canterbury was offering atimely
reminderthat Covid19 doesn’t
rely on cold conditions to
Te Whatu Ora Waitaha
Canterbury senior responsible
officer for winter planning
BeckyHickmott said being up to
date with vaccinations is as
important now as ever, because
we know Covid19 is goingto
become our new normal.
“Across the Waitaha
Canterbury health system,there
is aconcerted effort underway
by community health providers
to increase vaccinations,
specifically in areasofthe
community with lower rates.”
depending on eligibility.
While primary vaccination
rates were high, only three
quarters of the community (76%)
had maintained their protection
through abooster, and only 10%
of those eligible for asecond
booster have takenthe
varied between 2640% across
“Vaccination clinics are
actually scaling up again to offer
additional pharmacies and
general practices joiningthe
ACTIVE MAINTENANCE -
installation and repairs.
HRV filter replacement.
GUTTER CLEANING for
single storey homes and
work. Phone Steven on 021
mending and trouser hemming,
and curtain making. Call
Michelle on 027 352 7248.
BUILD work to do? Contact
Kiwi Building and Maintenance
Renovations, New builds
and repairs. Qualified
Tradesmen. Phone Cawte
027 418 7955.
CARPET 2YOU -for all your
flooring needs. Supplier
and installer of carpet and
vinyl, re-stretch and repair,
carpet cleaning. Phone
Mike Gill 027 491 4210.
CARPET Cleaning. Powerful
equipment and fast drying.
Upholstery, mats and rugs.
Find us at www.
phone John Cameron 027
CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,
servicing Ashburton and
surrounding districts, $70
per chimney. Phone
Rodney on 03 324 2999
and leave amessage.
Includes full firebox inspection
and internal flue
camera inspection. An
inspection report can be
issued on completion. Call
Allan on 027 209 5026.
COMPUTER Help - need
personalised help with
backups? Trouble with your
Internet, printer or internet/
electronic stuff. Call Frank
021 120 9292
week,” she said.
“We are focusing our efforts to
ensurethat vaccinations are
easily accessible by everyone.
We work closely with Māori,
Pasifika, migrant and disability
health providers to support
culturally appropriate and
across the region.”
Some of the greatest successes
of the local vaccination
programmehad been mobile
These targeted clinics reach
small groups that might not
otherwise have travelled to a
communities to protect
themselves andeach other.
“It’s about going thatstep
appropriate accessibility to
manaakitanga, and taking teams
of vaccinators to where the need
is,” she said.
She said everyoneaged 50 and
over was now eligible for their
second booster dose six months
after their firstbooster, or for
those who havehad covid, three
months after testing positive.
“Wewill continue to focus on
these vaccinations so that our
community is prepared for the
inevitable next wave of Covid
19,and to raise all vaccination
rates for general community
health,” she said.
People can find their nearest
vaccination clinic online at
bookmyvaccine.nz or by calling
Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.
COMPUTER Problems? For
prompt reliable computer
servicing and laser engraving,
contact Kelvin, KJB
Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot
Place, Ashburton. Phone
308 8989. SuperGold discount
- For all repairs, sales,
training, setup of wireless -
cleanup. On-site day or
evening. Low fees. Call
Robin Johnstone, Networks
Firewalls and PC’s Ltd. 03
308 1440 or 027 768 4058.
CONCRETE Services -
Driveways, paths, patios,
mowing edging. Decorative
Concrete Specialist operating
locally with 30 years
experience. No job too big
or small. Contactless service
offered. Phone Paul
021 152 1966.
DENTURE repairs. Dr Peter
Rumping, retired dentist,
repairs dentures. Phone
027 220 9997.
ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,
service and maintenance,
WOF repairs, machining
and welding. Odd jobs a
speciality. Mobile workshop.
Can Collect. Phone
Malcolm 0274 754 241.
FIRE Extinguisher sales and
servicing. On farm/
contractors - trucks/tractors/balers/combines/cars/
boats/caravans etc. Phone
Mack at Doors and More on
027 396 0361.
FLY control and spider
proofing. For all your
domestic and industrial
pest control needs phone
AJ Kerr at Ashburton Pest
Control on 03 308 8147 or
027 432 5447
FURNITURE Removals. For
all your household removal
needs - urban, rural, lifestyle,
office relocations -
call Nudges Furniture
Removals, phone 027 224
TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV
block, glare, heat control,
safety, security, privacy,
frosting films, solar protective
window films. Free
quotes, 20 years local service.
Phone 0800 368 468
now, Bill Breukelaar, www.
$7 per small bale or
$40 mediumsquare, delivered.
Harvested this year.
Fordetails and ordering go to
or phone Philip 0278 247 050
FRESH Potatoes; Red Rascal
and Agria $2.per kg,
10kg bags for $15. Phone
03 308 3195 or 027 531
9103; 81 Elizabeth Street,
SHEEP manure $8. bag. 3x3
linseed straw at $35 abale,
3x4 linseed at $40 abale.
Call Ian 027 286 3697 or
Dave 027 601 1426. A
Hinds Lion Project.
pruning, fertilising, projects
or general spruce ups? Call
Andrew at Spruce Gardens
to get the job done right.
027 765 2899 or 03 307
HEATPUMPS and Ventilation
clean, repair and install.
Please call Silvery
Bauman, Ph 021 544 760.
Builder, specialising in
Decking, Carports, Cladding
restoration and Timber
window repairs. General
Phone Lindsay 027 230
LAWNS? We mow them! No
job too small. Call Les
Smith, The Ground Up, for
acompetitive quote. Phone
027 840 020 or 03 308
Keys/locks, sliding and
bifold door roller repairs.
Mobile service. Call Nigel at
Doors and More on 027 516
FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER
A NEW LOOK
Existing kitchens, doors,
The Finishing Company
03 307 8870 2501817
PAINTER for all your painting
needs. No job too small,
inside or outside. Professional,
Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or
027 200 1619.
ROOF SERVICE -Moss and
mold treatments, roof and
gutter leak repairs, residential
and commercial. For
prompt service - call your
local contractor - Tim on
021 197 8128.
SUN Control Window Tinting:
Privacy, UV, glare, heat
control for homes, offices
and cars. Phone Craig
Rogers 307 6347, www.
of Master Tinters NZ.
Now is the time to dig in
compost to your vegetable
garden. Ideal to replenish
nutrients used by previous
crops and improvethe soil
It also adds beneficial
$60 per cubic metre
or $10 bag.
Open 6daysaweek at
our Tinwald yard,
208 Maronan Road.
Phone 021 129 8936
Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111
Forall other medical assistanceoutside of normal
hours please phone your general practiceteam,
24/7, to speak with ahealth professional who
will giveyou free health adviceonwhattodoor
wheretogoifyou need urgentcare.
If youdon’t have aregular general practice,
call any GPteam 24/7 forfree
telephone health advice.
All non-residents and visa holders please bring your
New Zealanders to bring some form of ID.
Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,
East Street will be open on ...
Saturday from 9am until 1pm
Sunday from 10am until 1pm
Public holidays from 10am until 1pm
At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open:
MondaytoFriday, 9am until 5.30pm
and Saturday 9.30am -1.30pm
Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice
Phone the Healthline on 0800 611 116
CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton
Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755
60 Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
FOUR Fishing Rods, complete
with reels. Good condition.
Large quantity of
hooks, lures, sinkers. Fish
landing net. Large Whitebait
net. Phone Bill 027 616
17 Grey St,Ashburton
Phone 307 2707
Small LPG cylinders
Off Street Parking
Arthur Cates Ltd
26 McNally Street
Ph 308 5397
Riverside Industrial Estate
OLD brass fire extinguisher.
Large gun safe. Heaps of
gun books and magazines.
Electric chainsaw. Old
Popular Mechanics magazines.
Phone 021 140
SUNDAY 2nd October.
Tancred Street, Signs out
from 9am -12noon.
WANTED TO BUY
ASHBURTON Scrap Metal
Recyclers buy heavy metal
etc. Free light-grade metal
in-yard dumping 9am-5pm
weekdays. 117 Alford Forest
PlaceMakers). Phone 03
308 8033 or 027 249 6625.
Office Space To Let
Call 027444 7633
STORAGE available, Ashburton.
Self storage, variety
of sizes. Phone Rainbow
Storage 03 307 0401 or
phone/text 021 554 570
Approximately 100m 2 .May
suit builder etc. 3 phase
power. Within town boundary.
Phone 027 449 1871.
STORAGE: Secure self storage
units available, long or
short term. Ashburton Storage
Facilities. Contact us
on 0274 362 636 or www.
SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT
Position Family StartPractitioner
Location Ashburton, Canterbury
Hours 40 perweek –permanentposition
Are you driven to work to improve opportunities for positive
outcomes for pepe, tamariki and families/whanau in the
We arelooking foranenthusiastic Practitioner who has abackground of working
with families/whanau in social services, health or educations sectors who
wants to join our Team and assist us to deliver the Family Start service in Mid
Family Start isaHome Visiting service that focuses on supporting whanau who
areexperiencing challenges or problems thatput at risk good health, education
and social outcomes fortheir pepe/tamarikiinthe first fiveyears of life. Therole
of the Family Start Practitioner is focused on supporting whanau to identify
and use their existing strengths to address barriers that may be limiting their
capacity toachieve the goals and outcomes they want for their pepe/tamariki
and assisting whanau to access resourcesand services thatwill supportthem to
Family Start Practitioners are atthe heart ofthe Family Start service, placing
the safety, well-being and development ofpepe/tamariki atthe forefront as
they work alongside whanau in their own homes to facilitate change. The key
assessment and planning components of the Family Start service measures
progress as whanau work towards safety, well-being, independence and selffulfilment.
We arelooking foraPractitioner with demonstratedabilityto
• build relationships by establishing rapport and trust with others –parents/
caregivers and tamarikiaswellascolleaguesand other professionals
• use interpersonal communication skills to create understanding and influence
• take action to reduce/resolveconflict
• act in ways thatreflectacommitmenttotheir colleagues and organisation
• support planned approaches to change for the benefit of pepe, tamariki and
• use networksinthe communitytoassist families/whanau
• use their life experience together with professional training to accurately
assess and address the needs of pepe,tamarikiand their families/whanau
• planand manage their time efficiently and keep accurate records
• workfromabicultural base and relate to clients within their cultural context
• act with honestyand integrity
• maintain ahigh standard of work, reflect ontheir own practice and seek to
• maintain their motivation to achievewhatisexpected
Family Startisdelivered by FamilyWorks, Presbyterian SupportSouth Canterbury.
Family Works isamultidisciplinary team ofexperienced practitioners working
together to provide supportand effective interventions to tamariki and whanau.
Family Worksoffers Practitioners
• Asupportiveteam environment
• Ongoing professional developmentand training opportunities
• Payment of costs associated with maintaining professional registration/
• Monthly paid external supervision sessions
If youare passionate about working alongside families/whanau to provide asafe
pathwayfor pepe,tamarikiand their whanau to achieve their goals,please apply
online today www.southcanterbury.ps.org.nz/jobs. Orrequest an application
form and position description from Family Works Ph: (03) 6885029 or phone
Ph:(03)687 1123 email:Karen.email@example.com
Enquiries to Jennie Payne (FamilyStartTeam Leader)
Ph:027 550 7108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Monday24October 2022
CALF REARER WANTED
This drive-in calf rearing role is forapprox.
3to4hours per day, feeding calves in the
paddock and in the pens.
Position could suit aparentofschool aged
children as starttime in the morning
could be made flexible.
Position is forapprox.10weeks.
Apply to email@example.com or
WE’LL HELP YOUR BUSINESS STAND OUT!
Call in and see us at 199 Burnett St, Ashburton, or phone Jann or Karen
on (03) 308 7664 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
cook. Available to come to
your home. References
Christine, Phone 027 218
2IC Machine Operator
We are searching for amotivated and enthusiastic
person tobesecond-in-charge of operations at our
Methven seed cleaning business.
While prior seed cleaning experience would bea
distinct advantage, the right attitude and ability to
learn quickly is essential.
As a family owned business, we enjoy a close
relationship with our farmer-clients and apositive
workingenvironment where your thoughts and ideas
The position of 2IC is varied and challenging and
would suit apractical and motivated person looking
to further their career by taking on aposition with
responsibility and autonomy.
For more information please phone
0274 140 157
BEEF FINISHING FARM
Do you enjoy working with cattle but don’t
want tomilk cows?
We are looking for atalented individual to
join our Fairfield Farms team. We operate a
2500ha mixed farming operation consisting of
abeef finishing unit, mixed arable operation
and wastewater farm used for cut and carry
of grass and maize.
Reporting tothe Farm Supervisors this role will
provide an opportunity to work within our Beef
This will Involve mixing and feeding rations
through aKuhn mixer wagon, shifting stock,
working with animals in yards, Irrigation, and
general farm duties.
We operate amodern fleet oftractors and
The successful candidate will have:
• Attention to detail and take pride in
completing tasks to ahigh standard
• Stock and animal husbandry skills
• Telehandler experience
• Tractor operation experience including feed
• Modern technology and GPS knowledge
• Basic computer skills and record keeping
• General farm maintenance skills
• A can-do attitude
• Initiative and the ability to operate
• The ability tomulti-task and adapt to everchanging
• Basic pasture management skills
• Ability towork autonomously In the
In Return wecan offer:
• A challenging but rewarding work
• Opportunity for individual growth
• Competitive starting remuneration rates
depending on experience
• Plus onFarm housing available ifrequired
Applicants will need to be legally entitled
to work permanently inNew Zealand. Ifthis
sounds like the opportunity you have been
looking for, please apply online now at https://
www.talleys.co.nz/job-openings and include
acover letter and acopy ofyour CV, or
alternately contact Craig Jackson on
021 023 46603
Engineering Positions Available
Gray Engineering Solutions specialise in dairy,
pumping, augers, land rollers, spiral pipe welding,
general engineering and industrial fitting and
We have thefollowing positionsavailable:
• Fitter &Turners
Don’t be put off if you’re not trade-qualified,
there ispotential to offer an apprenticeship for
the right candidate who is looking for acareer in
We are locally owned &operated, notwo days are
the same, you’ll get to work both inthe workshop
and on site, and we have agreat team.
We offer flexibility, competitive rates, and great
Send acurrentCVtoHayden Bonnington at
call 027 346 8173 to find out more.
Full time receptionist wanted with good customer
service and computer skills to work in agrowing
dental practice. Experience preferred but not
essential asfull on-the-job training will be given.
Pleasesend your CVto:
Location: SaferMid CanterburyOffices,
Hours of Work: 20hours per week
Date Issued: September 2022
Purpose: As part ofthe Government’s decision to
increase the annual refugee quota, Ashburton was
identified asone of five new settlement locations.
The Refugee Settlement Support Service, Safer Mid
Canterbury, is contracted to provide settlement
supporttoformer refugees arriving forsettlementin
Ashburton. Currently the former refugee community
The Family Engagement Support Worker will work
closely with former refugees currently settling in
the Ashburtondistrict.The aimofthis role is to help
empower, strengthen and support the wellbeing
of former refugee families as they settle into their
new lives in New Zealand. There are two strategic
objectives of the Family Engagement Support
1) To set up and facilitate Former Refugee Support
2) To assist individuals and families with post
settlement issues that might present once they
have exited the Refugee Settlement Support
Serviceafter 24 months.
Skills and requirements of Family Engagement
- Professional ExperienceasGroup Facilitator
- Experience, knowledge or a keen interest in
Refugee or Cross-Cultural Work
- Goodorganisational and recording skills
- Ability tonetwork and build social connections
- Experience working in social services would be an
- Enjoyworking in ateam
This position is for 20hours per week, weoffer
a supportive, flexible, family friendly work
environmentwith greatworking conditions.
To apply for this position please go to the Careers
section of our website
www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz to view the job
description and download an application form.
For further information, please contact Ani on
03 308 1395
Applicationsclose Friday21st October5.00 pm
We arelooking foranExperiencedGeneral
Engineer to join our team.
The Role will require you to use your
engineering, welding and troubleshooting
skills to produce solutions to help us keep
our customers dairy sheds running. You will
also be trained to use our purpose-built Mill.
This role is ideal forsomeone who likes varietyand is
happy totravel away from home from time to time.
As an experienced engineer, you will already have
engineering skills that can be used from day one.
However, on-job training will be given to the
successfulapplicant.We have astrongfocusoncareer
developmentand promotion, so therewill be many
opportunities to improveyour skills and knowledge.
So, ifthis sounds like you please apply by sending
us a cover letter about yourself and why you
would fit this role and a copy of your CV to
Please note: weare not working to fixed closing
datesand will startconsidering applications as they
arereceived so we encourage youtoapply early.
Part time,Fixed-termfor Term 4, 2022-
this position could extend into 2023.
Hours to be negotiated
Term 4start-starting date to
Tina –Simply TheBest
Adult $61.30* /Group 6+ $56.30* /
Getthe electrifying concertexperienceof
Tina Turner with this full stage production
brimming with Tina hits from the 60’s,
70’s, 80’sand 90’s. Featuring the powerful
raspyvocals and thrilling stage presentof
Caroline Borole liveonour stage.
Swan Lake –Royal Czech Ballet
Wed2Nov,7-30pm, Adult $105* /
Senior $95*/ Group 8+ $95* /Child $65*
TheRoyal Czech Balletperform Swan
Lake…the most lovedclassical ballet
of them all.Thismasterpieceballet is
presentedintwo acts and follows the
original storyline.SwanLake is the love
storyofPrinceSiegfried whofalls in love
with the Odette.
Therole requires someone who:
• is able to work with low level learners and
• has an understanding of differentiation between
curriculum levels to support the teacher withtheir
• has the confidence to enforce school policy and
Patience and understanding are essential to this
role as it involves working with ateam toprovide
student support that enhances student learning
and wellbeing. Other desirable qualities are being
responsive toneeds, ability tobuild relationships
and be able to usetheirinitiative.
The successful applicant will have to undergo the
police vetting procedure. Experience working in a
secondaryschool would be an advantage.
Interested candidates should send their CV and
application form to email@example.com.
Applications close on Fridaythe 14 October.
Dancing Queen –AtributetoABBA
Thu1Dec,8pm, Adult $61.30* /
Group 6+ $56.30* /Child$36*
Theworld’s premier liveABBA tributeisback
by popular demand!
Farfrombeing ‘just another cover band’,
Dancing Queen: ATributeToABBA is afullscale
concertproduction featuring more
than twohours of fun, energetic musical
performances with alivebacking band,
replica costumes and theatrical lighting.
TheFleetwood MacExperience–Running In TheShadows
Fri16Dec,8pm, Adult $52* /
Gold Card $40* /Child $30*
Fleetwood Mac’ssongs arepartof
international music history. Now, the
internationally acclaimed TheAustralian
Fleetwood MacShow“Running In The
Shadows”payshomage to the superstar
band.The six-piecerock band explore
Fleetwood Mac’sextensiveback catalogue,
covering the best of Fleetwood Mac’scareer.
03 307 2010 211A Wills Street, Ashburton 7700
$140 per cord
$120 per cord
$150 per cord
$350 per cord
C.O.D. in town
Malcolm McDowell Rd
GRAZING Wanted. Please
contact Bess 027 342
Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
THE JACKSON’SBISTROOPEN THUR &SAT EVENINGS
Join the RSA (the friendly club)
12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 7175
Members, guests and affiliates all welcome
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This will be heldonThursday 13 October
at 7.30pm in the VarietyTheatreRooms,
212 Wills Street,Ashburton.
MethvenAged Person WelfareAssoc. Inc.
Annual General Meeting
Monday 10thOctober 2022at7.00pm
Annual financial reportswill be
available at the AGM.
Apologies forthe AGMto
Lynley Pluck- firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone03302 8528 ext3
New SocietyMembers would be very welcome-
The Annual General Meengs of
IHC Ashburton Associaon and
Community Properes Ashburton Inc.
will be held on Tuesday 18 October2022
at Idea Services,
21 Archibald St, Ashburton,
Supper to follow
CLOSE OF ENTRIES FOR
Entries close on 30 September 2022 other than
Showjumping,and those classes that
can be enteredonthe day.
Theadministratorwill be in the lounge under the
grandstand at the showgrounds next
Thursday29th September from 1pm-4pm and then
on Friday 30th September 9.00am to 4pm.
62 Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022
MARKET OPENS ...
SATURDAY 1OCTOBER 2022
9am to 12.30pm, West Street carpark
HEAPS of fresh produce, preserves,
hot South African food.
PLUS sausage rolls,coffee and hot chocolate.
Bread etc. available from October 8
Stall enquiries,phone Judith 308 5678
OUT OF ZONE
At Hinds School we focus on bringing learning to life
through exploring,empowering and challenging our
students. Asaschool we pride ourselves on knowing
our learners and shaping education and learning
programmes to bestsupportour students. Aspecial
feature ofour rural school is the year 1-8 structure
and growth of our students as active contributing
learners. Weaim for our students to leave Hinds
School as capable and confident learners; as
well rounded individuals who have strong Hinds
Dispositions and can embrace challenge and
opportunity. Hinds School leads the MidCanterbury
Technology Centre, our senior students actively
explorearich, wide curriculum and lead initiatives.
TheHinds BoardofTrustees invites applications from
parents/caregivers who wish to enrol their child at
Hinds School for 2023. Enrolment atthe school is
governed by an enrolment scheme. Out-of-zone
places are available for 2023. An enrolment scheme
is available from the school officeHinds.
For students seeking enrolment, the deadline for
out-of-zone applications for 2023 is3pm, Monday
1st November 2022.
We would appreciate parents/caregivers living
within Hinds School enrolmentzone who intend to
enrol their child at any time during the next year,
notifying us of their child’s enrolment for 2023, by
20th October 2022, to assist with school planning.
Application forms areavailable at the school office,
03 303 7208 or via email email@example.com
We invite parents to contact the office tolearn
moreabout our school and join us foratour.
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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
TAKE your life to the next
level with an experienced
life coach/mentor. Call Pete
Young Mentoring Services
today and get started.
Phone 027 280 0889. Web:
Dealing with alife limiting
illness? Contact us to see
how we can support you.
Phone 307 8387 or 027 227
206 CLUB - provides company,
games, speakers and more
for those 65 years and over.
environment, two course
hot mid-day meal, very
minimal cost. Come and
join us. We now have
vacancies on a Monday
and Wednesday, 10am to
2.30pm. Run by Age Concern
Centre, 206 Cameron
Street. Enquiries to Julie,
phone 308 6817 or 027 281
SPRING Show - on now.
Ashburton Society of Arts,
Short Street Studio. Guest -
Ruth Killoran. New works
from 17 local members.
Weekends 11am - 4pm.
Other times when sign out.
Enquiries 308 4533.
ROOF COATINGS: All roof
types, specializing in
Decramastic and Long Run
Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep
roofs not a problem. —
FIRE EXTINGUISHER ON-SITE
SERVICING AND SALES
Urban Rural Commercial
Extinguisher testing and servicing
Certified extinguisher refilling
Enquireabout our on-sitefire
BE AWARE -fire canhappen anywhere – BE READY
Phone Mack on 0273 960 361
DAMDOORS AND MORE
Mobile Service–Ashburton owned and operated
Give Bowls AGo
Areyou interested in lawn bowls and newtobowls
but not sureifyou would likeitand don’t want to payafull sub?
AshburtonBowling Club (in the domain) has a
Subscription of $20.00 foryour first season.
This entitles youtofull use of our greens,
Club house amenities and club in-house tournaments.
Relax in very pleasantsurrounds on greatgreens.
Coaching and supportavailable.
ContactDianeGutberlet Ph 308 826 or
Graham Taylor 308 3450
Or come along Tuesdays,Thursdays or Saturdays 1:00pm
12.30 Ticket to Paradise
2.30 SeeHow They Run
4.20 Paws of Fury
6.15 SeeHow They Run
8.10 Ticket to Paradise
4.40 Good Luck LeoGrande
6.25 SeeHow They Run
8.15 Ticket to Paradise
9.20 DC League of Superpets
Sat1st &Sun 2nd
10.00 DC League of Superpets PG
10.00 Paws of Fury
12.00 Ticket to Paradise M
12.00 TheRailway Children Return PG
1.50 Paws of Fury
2.00 DC League ofSuperpets PG
6.10 SeeHow They Run M
8.10 Ticket to Paradise M
Mon3rd &Tues 4th
10.00 DC League of Superpets PG
10.00 Paws of Fury
12.00 TheRailwayChildren Return PG
12.05 Ticket to Paradise M
1.50 Paws of Fury
2.10 DC League ofSuperpets PG
6.15 SeeHow They Run M
8.10 Ticket to Paradise M
9.00 DC League of Superpets
10.00 Paws of Fury
11.00 SeeHow They Run
12.00 TheRailwayChildren Return
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1.50 Paws of Fury
2.30 Ticket to Paradise
6.20 SeeHow They Run
8.10 Ticket to Paradise
DC League of Superpets,
Paws of Fury,
Lions, Firewood Raffle.
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9am to 1pm, 2/68 Cameron
St, Ashburton. Various
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can be seen hanging.
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MIXED aged, Crossbred
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Saturday8 th October 9am-12 noon
Baking,Jams, Preserves, Plants,Walnuts,
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Laminate, avery popular alternative
Laminate is quickly becoming averypopular
hardflooring alternativeand with increasingly
superior products available it is easy to see why.
Theadvantages of laminate flooringinclude its
durability, ease to clean and colour stabilityin
high sun areas.
Theappearanceoflaminate flooringhas become
so realistic thatitisoften mistaken forreal wood.
It is availableinalarge range of colours from the
lightest timbers to the darkest stains and many
variations in between and come in arange of sizes
and plank widths. Laminate is also becoming a
popular choiceinkitchens as it is softerunder foot
than the likes of ceramic tiles,yet it is still hardwearing.Also
some of the new ranges arenow
fully warrantedfor use in wetareas.
Laminate planks come pre-finished which means
no waiting around forlayers ofpolyurethane to
dryand no smells! Youcan walk on them the very
same daythey arelaid. Afoam underlayprovides
cushioning and sound absorption, then the
tongue and groove joints areclicked together to
form a“floating”floor over the top. It is important
to ensurelaminate is installed properly by qualified
and experienced installers. Qualitylaminate flooringwill not cup or bowwhen properly
installed and maintained. However as with most flooring, thereare varying qualities of laminate
and yougenerally get whatyou payfor!
However, the real advantage of laminate flooringisthatitisone of the easiest floors to care
forand maintain thatyou can find.Itdoesn’t easily stain, is fade resistant, never needs waxing
or polishing and it takes alot of wear.The superior wear surfacewith which most modern
laminate floorsare provided means thatthey resist normal wear and tear with ease.
So next time youare considering laminate flooring,come and see the friendly team at Skip-2-
It Flooring Xtratosee our on the floor displays and discuss our greatlaminate options.
Wool carpets making acomeback
Wool carpets have been making
acomeback in the flooring
worldrecently. Although most
of the carpet sold nowadays is
solution dyed nylon, thereare
still manypeople who would
rather have awool carpet underfoot.
reasons forthis,firstly it is a
natural fibreand renewable
resource. Itisnaturally fire
retardantand naturally soil and
stain resistant. It also helps
manage humidityinthe home
by absorbing moisture. The
main pointtoremember with wool carpets is thatagood wool carpet is still agood wool
carpet. However,this is definitely aproductwhereyou get whatyou payfor.
Textured carpets arewherewools arereallycoming into their ownintoday’smarket. Currently
thereare anumber of beautiful softtextured and loop piles on the market. These
go from the finer,moretraditional sisal looking carpets to the luxurious chunkyloops that
feel gorgeous underfoot. These areavailable in anumber of differentlooks and colours
nowfromcreams through to darkbrownsand greysaswell as in twotone variations.
Formanypeople tracking in carpet is something thatreally puts them off acut pile nylon
carpet. (Trackingiswhen the pile flattens in ahigh traffic area.) Loop pile wool carpets
arenot as prone to this and is just another reason people choose wool.
One finalthing to remember with wool carpet vs nylon is thatthe weights arenot necessarily
comparable. Whereas astandardweight nylon carpet is around 32-34oz, an equivalentwool
carpet would be around 40oz. (Carpet is still measured in termsofounces per
So if youwould like to know moreabout wool carpets and the benefits they can offer you
and your family,come and see the friendly and experienced team at Skip-2-ItFlooring
CARPET VINYL LAMINATE TILES BLINDS
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2012 MAZDADEMIO SKYACTIVE, 1300cc, auto, cam chain, ABS, 59,000kms.... $10,995
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2008 TOYOTA MARK X, 2400cc, 7seater, ABS, air con, S/W,89,065kms....................$9,995
2008 TOYOTA BLADE MASTERS, 3000cc, auto, 6air bags,bodykit,82,247kms....$9,995
2005 TOYOTA ALLION, 1800cc, auto, sedan, ABS, 75,816kms.......................................$7,995
2010 TOYOTA PRIUS, 1800cc, alternative, hatchback,cam chain, 42,775kms ..... $11,995
2013 TOYOTA AQUA, 1500cc, auto, hybrid,5door, 53,000kms.................................. $13,995
2012 TOYOTA YARIS, 1500cc, petrol,cam chain, air con, 131,230kms .......................$7,495
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2010 HONDAINSIGHT G,1300cc,hybrid,auto, 5door,cam chain............................ $9,995
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2010 TOYOTA PRIUS S
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