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Patricia relishes fundraising

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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

House.

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

Ashburtoncommunity.’’

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

said.

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

with alaugh.

The ladies taught herthe art

of preserve making.

‘‘And my Dad,hetaughtme

howtomakeraspberryjam.’’

Her gingernut biscuits,

fromher godmother’s

recipe, are apopular

favourite withthe public

andher best seller is

orange lemon

marmalade.

‘‘A lot of people who

love their marmalade

are on heart pills so

can’t have the

grapefruit anymore,

so orange lemon is

the next best.’’

Patricia listed

off whatshe has

beenbusy

making

including

blackberry

jam,ranui

jam,onion

relish,

apricot jam, quince jam,

tomato relish, beetroot relish

and raspberry jam.

Oneofthe things that

appealstoPatricia about

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

preservatives,

we don't spray

the fruit trees

or anything

like that.

‘‘It was the

way Iwas

taught, you

just don't

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

sometimes.

‘‘If Igoup thereI’m treated

like aQueen, theyare an

amazinggroupofpeople.’’

Patricia enjoys mixing with

the public on market days and

finds grandfathersin

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

Ashburton DistrictFarmers

Market at Ashburton’s West

Street car park in the CBD.

Patricia with some of

her tasty treats.

Market day

success

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TheAshburton District Council is

disappointed aDepartment of

Conservation decision will scuttle its

plans to provide adesignated

recreationalmotorbike park at

Ashton Beach.

But it still hopes to work with

parties to findaway to improve the

area.

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

B.

“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

species.”

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

by DOC.

Councillors describedthe outcome

as alose­lose situation, with

motorbiking still likely to occur

informally in the area and no

additional protections provided for

skink.

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

forward.

“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

community consultationinFebruary

2020. Askink surveyinMay 2020

confirmed thepresence of southern

grass skink in theproposed motorbike

park area.

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Rakaia School’s 150th reunion event

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Organisers of Rakaia School’s

150th jubileeevent are

counting down thedays to the

startofcelebrations.

Theschool, at the northern

entranceofMid Canterbury

was one of the first in the

district.

It’s 150th jubileewas

originally planned for March

this year, butwas halted by

covidlockdown.

It is now being held over

Labour Weekend from October

21 to 23.

Jubilee committee member

Carolyn Nordqvistsaid there

were plenty of activities,

opportunities andsocial

catchups planned for past and

presentpupils, teachersand

support staff.

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

expected, shesaid.

Themost seniorpast­pupil to

register wasaged97years old

and travelling down from

Nelson, and the most distance

travelled, so far,was arriving

from Florida, in theUnited

States.

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

formerreunionevents.

Transport fromAshburtonto

Rakaia during the weekend

could be arranged foranyone in

need, she said.

Rakaia School duo Pauline

Doody and CarolMuckle have

alsocompleteda150th reunion

booklet which has taken

months of work.

It covers events and changes

at theschool over the past25

years andsincethe school’s

125th celebration,already

recorded.

There are reflections by not

only principal Mark Ellis but

also contributionsbypast

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

tea.

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

weekend.

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

register.

Rakaia School hasbeenthe

learning institute of many

families over its 150 year

history.

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

late, Covid­19.

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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

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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

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country was in mourning.

“Foralot of us it hit homewhat

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Market Day

draws crowd

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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

Memorial Day.

Theevent, organised by Carol

Johns and her trusty team of

supporters, was areplacement

option for the now­defunct

Boulevard Day.

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

the hustlingcrowds.

Her focus would now turn on

preparations for theannual

Santa Parade, usually held in

early December.

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

Ashburton.

On Tuesday he reckoned

they’d already sold thousands

of books, with many more to be

snatched up throughout the

week.

There are books on all topics,

from popular paperbacks to

ornate classics, to health,

lifestyleand educational

subjects. In addition there are

board games andpuzzles, vinyls

and videos,CDs and DVDs,all

which arepriced less than

loose change.

All proceedsgotosupporting

the RotaryClub of Ashburton’s

Charitable Trust, which allows

them to fundand sponsor local

eventsand organisations.

‘‘We’d justlike to thank the

people,really,for the support,’’

David said.

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Walnut Avenue intersection

closes for seven weeks

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) has

closedWalnut Avenue

between West and East Streets

to trafficfor the next seven

weeks.

The closure began aday

later than previously

publicised due to the public

holiday to mark the passing of

Queen ElizabethII.

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.

Atemporary pedestrian

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

detour.

Staff on site can also assist

with any queries.

Waka Kotahi apologises for

this inconvenience and

sincerely appreciatesthe

patience shown by the

Ashburton community.

There's alot of work to do to

co­ordinatethe new Walnut

Avenueintersection traffic

signals with the improved rail

level crossing.

The Waka Kotahi team is

Festive trees making an impression

It’s nottoo soon to getyour

creative thinking hats on and

startthinkingabout entriesfor

this year’s AshburtonFestive

Forest.

Thefundraiser, started in

2020, is run by the Ashburton

County Lions and opento

businesses, organisations and

individuals. Each groupgets to

decorate aChristmas tree,in

whateverfestivedecorations

take theirfancy.

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

Walnut Avenue.

Once theseare in place,

CountyLions memberSue

Green said alongwiththe

festive tree displays there will

be Christmas themed stalls

selling aselection of wares and

Devonshire Teas available for

purchase.

Santa’s grotto will also make

an appearance andthere will

be festive treejudging with

prizesfor thebestdecorated

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

installed.

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,

Suesaid.

Anyprofits raised will be

usedbythe County Lions to

support their local youth

projects.

Entries forthe festive forest

willbesought in the coming

weeks.

Atree decorated by Plunket.

be testing and inspecting the

co­ordinationofthe railand

road crossing signals,before

allowing removal of the

temporary roundabouts.

Waka Kotahi will continue

to sendout regular updates

until the work is completedat

the end of the year.

OUT AND ABOUT

OCTOBER1

PLANTS4U@RAKAIA

fundraiser,organisedbythe St

Andrew'sPresbyterian Church, in

Rakaia will beheld on the church

groundsonthe mainhighway

(oppositeMobil) from9am to 1pm.

Huge variety of plantsfor all

gardeners at affordable prices on

display inthe church hall.

OCTOBER 8

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

Memorial HallatMethvenaspartof

aCanterburytour. Featuring

comedians NickRado,Courtney

Dawson, TevitaManukiaand

TarunMohanbhai. Tickets cost $20

-from www.trybooking.co.nz/kts -

and includes supper. Cashbar.

Doors open from 6pm, show at

7pm.

PendarvesYoung Farmers are

celebratingthe club’s 75th Jubilee.

It willbeheldatHotel Ashburton

from6pm.Registerthroughthe

Pendarves YoungFarmers

Facebook page.

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.

OCTOBER 9

Hakatere Hope Walkaroundthe

groundsofArgyleParkin

Ashburton from11amto1pm.A

free community event to raise

awarenessaroundmental health,

as well as providesupportand

advice.Includes speakers,

sausagesizzle

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Deaths

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,

Ashburton

today Thursday

September 29, commencing

at 11.00am, followed by

interment atthe Ashburton

New Lawn Cemetery.

Paterson’s

Ashburton

FDANZ

03 3077433

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

Lilith.

A memorial service to

celebrate Cyril’s life will be

held at 5 Simmons Street,

Redruth, Timaru, onFRIDAY,

September 30, at 1.00pm.

0800 2MEMORY

027 637 1229

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

McGregor (Queenstown),

loved Grandad of Danielle

McGregor and Dean McMillan

(Culverden) and Rhys

McGregor (Queenstown),

Adored great-Grandad Egg

to his “wee mates” Kace and

Lachlan Perry.

Special thanks to theteam at

Ashburton Hospital for all of

their care.

Messages to the McGregor

Family at 12 Luna Place, Lake

Hayes Estate, Queenstown,

9304.

At Bruce’s request; there will

be no Funeral or Memorial

Service. Aprivate Cremation

has been held.

Family Notices

Deaths

YELLOWLEES, Heather Joy

(previously Paterson, nee

Findlay)

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

7742.

At Heather’s request aprivate

family servicehas been held.

0800 2MEMORY

027 637 1229

Acknowledgement

McMULLAN, Winsome

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

many.

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

personal acknowledgement

of everyone’s caring

thoughtfulness. Winsome

would indeed feel honoured.

In Memoriam

KERMODE,Ian Murray (Grub):

23/10/1958 –24/09/2002

Shine onYou Crazy Diamond

from the Dark Side of the

Moon.

Youleftus20yearsago today

-never to be forgotten and

foreverinour hearts.

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

(Wellington)

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

Gorge).

NEAL, Elva Amelia: Dear

Arber you left us six years

ago,1October 2016.

Another day will startwithout

you, but we arenever far

apart.

Forevery time we think of

you, youare right hereinour

heart.

Lovedalwaysand forever,

Amelia and Andrew

STRACHAN, Shirley-

2October 2021

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

things,and nowweface

each day with hopeand

happymemories to help us

on our way.

Andthough we’refull of

sadness that you’re no

longer here.

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

and families.

Family Notices

Enquiries phone Mary,Jann or Karenon

308 7664 or call into

199 Burnett Street.

Family Notices

Birth, engagement, anniversary, death,

acknowledgement, and in memoriam notices

will be charged $20 foramaximum of

35 words, thereafteronaper-line basis

of $2.50 for5words.

Deadline forthese notices 10am Wednesday

prior to Thursdaypublication date.

NEWS

10 Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022

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

machines.

‘‘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.

PHOTOSUPPLIED

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

beautiful surroundings.

“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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Ashburton College

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment

News

Issue 32

29 September 2022

DeputyPrincipal Message

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.

FinishStrong

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

students,to‘finishstrong’.

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.

CommunityEntry Programme(CEP)

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

education.

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

the ‘best’ofthemselves.

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

members.

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

year.

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

witnessing.

Theplan fornextyear is to have abigger celebration forTonganLanguage

Week with morecommunityinput.Ifyou’reinterested in being apartof

this next year,please contactme. Hannibal Ikahihifo

DeputyPrincipal •TumuakiTuarua

Staff Farewells

Patrick Sandrey

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 McKee

Duncan has been in aFixed-TermMaternityLeave Scienceteachingposition

sincethe beginning of this year. Heisdescribedashaving had abig impact

on the ScienceFacultyand wider school.

Staff Farewells

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

teaching.

Parental Leave

Two of our teaching staff have recently uplifted their parental leave

entitlementand arewished well fortheir new future.

Hannah Young

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 Bell

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.

Information

Homestay Families Being Soughtfor

International Students

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) – hg@ashcoll.school.nz; or

Tania Rule (Administration) – rl@ashcoll.school.nz

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.

Events

Cultural Language Weeks held at

College during August

Informationprovided byLucas Vainerere, Head of Cultural Committee

InthemonthofAugust,AshburtonCollegehostedtwolanguageweeksto

celebrate the culture and language of the Cook Islands and the

Philippines.

Cook IslandsLanguage Week took placefrom

Sunday31July-Saturday06August

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

Airani.

At Ashburton College, wecelebrated this week by hosting small-scale

events suchasquizzes, cultural dress-upsand danceperformances.

(Pictured left):

Thegroup who

performed to the

students in Te

WhareManaaki.

(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.

Events

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),

Jasmine Matangaro.

(Front row, left toright): Mina Mataiti, Rere Strckland, Christine Tomokino,

Mere Apaipo.

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

Ngahuia Maeva.

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

Garter,with Dean/

Teacher

Jason Vannini being

put through the

paces.

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

called ‘baro'tsaya.’

(Pictured right): Thegroup

of students pictured in

their cultural attire.


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(Pictured right): Aleck Ricamor

with her wonderfully presented

artwork.

Lucas said that, overall, the month

of August was very successful in

regards to the celebrations of the

twolanguage weeks.

He concluded by saying that

Ashburton College is proud to

represent its indigenous cultures

and works towards displaying

them throughout the academic

school year.

Events

OutdoorEducation Trips

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.

(Lefttoright):

Luke Martin (Teacher),

Mason Bird,

Danielle Faichnie,

Chloe Rutledge,

VinceCabading,

KaiwhaikiPeetitumango,

Simon Moore.

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

ownmistakes.

(Pictured right, leftand right):

Taking arest aftersome

tough snowwalkingare

VinceCabading and

Simon Moore.

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

needed.

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

no issues.

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.

Events

(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.

Congratulations

Podium Placings in Aoraki Secondary

Schools’Mountain BikeChampionships

Ashburton College had fiveriders at thisevent,heldatHerbert Forest

nearOamaruonSaturday17September.

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

events.

Modern Cross-Country

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

times.

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

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 –

Cross-Country:

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

Cross-Country.

Enduro

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.

Congratulations

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

regions.

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

(support).

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

earlierthis month.

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.

Forthcoming Events

September

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

trip,Christchurch

30 Lincoln UniversityCourse Planning

End of Term Three

30-16 StudentHolidaybreak

October

01-03 National Schools’Road Cycling,Fielding

02 SmallboreInterschools Shoot,Rangiora

02-08 Fijian Language Week

03-08 New Zealand SecondarySchools’Basketball ‘A’National

Championships,Palmerston North

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.

October

31 Year 13 final day. Students finish at 1:20pm.

Year 13 Graduation Ceremony, AshburtonEvent Centre, 7:30pm.

November

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.

December

04 Leavers’GraduationDinner,Hotel Ashburton, arrive at 6:30pm,

seatedat7:00pm.

Tbc Year 9and 10 Prize-Giving dates and times.


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Savethe date:Lightsfestival is back

Putaring around Friday 2December

on your calendar, it’s the night

Ashburton’s Christmas tree will be

officiallylit up.

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.

CommunityServicesGroupManagerSteve

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

placethis Christmas.”

Council staff are also working towards

the first citizenship ceremonies that will

happen in the post-covid traffic light

environment.

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

citizen.

“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

good voterturnout.

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

our community.

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

votesthathavebeen returnedby

postfor processing in Christchurch.

Ashburton's Christmas tree will be on the East Streetgreen again thisyear, andwill

come alivewith lights and colour on Friday2December.

If youintendtovotebypostyou

need to do so no laterthan Tuesday

4October-thatleavestimefor the

orangeenvelopes to be collected from

postboxesand sent to the processing

centre.

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

deadline.

If youhaven’t yetreceivedyour

papers, youmay be able to cast a

specialvoteatCouncil’sAshburton

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

becomingKiwis.”

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

year.

Mr Fabishsaid Councilwas also pleased to

be attending other big community events,

including as an exhibitoratthe Ashburton

A&P Show on28and 29 October.

more from

Council about

this soon.

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

communities.

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

going.

Theboardsare disbandedbefore

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

Time running

outtovotein

local election

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

by Electionz.com.

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

requestaspecialvoteandyou candothis

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.

nz website for more information about

special votes.

These news pagesare

createdand suppliedbythe

Ashburton District Council.

Formoreinformationand the

latest news,visitour website

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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.

Campingisalsoprohibitedonthesouthern

boundary.

Complianceand Strategy Group Manager

Jane Donaldson said signs advising ofthe

bans were going up in the area,which was

well used by visitors andLakeClearwater

hut-holders.

“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

fauna thatlivethere.

“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

foroutsidedining.

Strategy andCompliance Group Manager

JaneDonaldson saidthe policywas about

creating vibrant places forthe community

and local businesses to enjoy outdoor

dining.

“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

pollution.

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

rubbish andrecycling.

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

Ashburton Airport.

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

wasprotected.

Thedraftpolicyisoutnowforconsultation,

with documents and submission forms

on Council’swebsiteand also available in

paper form.

artwork will also be made into jigsaw

puzzles.

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

clarified andupdatedsomesectionsofthe

old policy, including the wording around

smokefree areas to specifically include

vapingand e-cigarettes.

“Italso clarifies ownership,likewho owns

thefootpaths and whoownsstructures on

afootpath, likeawindbreak.

“We are contacting relevant restaurants

andcafes across thedistrict to make sure

they know about the draft policy and

proposedchanges.”

Submissions close on Sunday 23 October.

PUBLICNOTICES

WALNUT AVENUE RAIL

CROSSING CLOSURE

Waka Kotahi hasadvised thatthe railway

section of Walnut Avenue, between

Westand EastStreets,willbeclosedto

traffic for seven weeksuntilSunday13

November.

Apedestrian crossingwill operateatthe

site on schooldays from 8amuntil5pm,

butoutsidethosetimes pedestrians

will need to use the rail footbridge

about600m southofthework area.The

pedestriancrossingatWalnut Avenue

will notoperateduring schoolholidays,

3-14 October.

Forthe duration of the seven-week

closure, atemporarypedestrian refuge

will be in placeoppositethe Ashburton

ArtGalleryandMuseumtoassistcrossing

State Highway 1.

PROPOSED ROAD

CLOSURE

Ashburton District Council givespublic

notice of aproposaltotemporarilyclose

roadstoordinaryvehicle traffic to enable

theholdingofacommunityevent–Light

up theNight Christmas Event.

Roadsproposed to be closed:

• EAST STREET,fromMooreStreet

to Havelock Street

• TANCRED STREET,fromEast

StreettoCass Street

• BURNETT STREET,fromEast

StreettoCass Street

Period of Closure: From 1.00pm until

12.00am on FRIDAY, 02 December 2022.

Anypersonobjecting to theproposal

shouldlodgenoticeoftheir objection

and the grounds fortheir objectionin

writing by post or emailtotheCouncil,

5Baring SquareWest, Ashburtonby

4.00PM on FRIDAY,14October 2022

NEIL McCANN

GroupManager InfrastructureServices

RUBBISH AND RECYCLING

MONDAY 24 OCTOBER,

LABOUR DAY

Thereisno changetokerbsiderubbish

and recycling collectionsonMonday 24

October and the kerbsidecollection will

take placeasusual.

The AshburtonResource Recovery

Park will be open from9am until5pm,

but the Rakaia Resource Recovery Park

willbeclosed.

Please useyour windstrap, no matter the

weather!

COMMUNITYNOTICEBOARD

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meetings areheld in theCouncil

Chambers, 137 Havelock Street,

(unless otherwise advised).

Council Meeting -Wednesday 5

October,1pm (live-streamed)

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Mon,Tue, Wed &Fri 8.30am -5pm

Thursday9am -5pm

ASHBURTONPUBLIC LIBRARY

180 Havelock Street,Ashburton 7700

Mon -Fri 9.00am -8.00pm

Sat10am -1pm | Sun 1pm -4pm

EA NETWORKSCENTRE

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Mon -Fri 6am-9pm (pools 7pm, gym8pm)

Sat&Sun 7am-7pm (pools 5pm, gym6pm)

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10am -4pm daily

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Rangitata Huts to celebrate 125 years

DANIEL.TOBIN

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

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

Recollections.

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

relax.’’

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

day.’’

Shirley said having aholiday

destination close to home is another

attraction.

‘‘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

register.

The 125th Rangitata Huts (North)

celebration is on November 12, for more

information contact David on 021

526232.

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

year jubilee.


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Breaking the cycle of ‘booklessness'

INDI.ROBERTS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

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.

School principalClaudineCampbell

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

keep.

Theprogramme recievespartial

funding from the Ministry ofEducation

with most schoolsable to make up the rest

of thecost through sponsorship.

Pupils of participatingschools receive

sixbooks peryear.

‘‘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

booklessness’.

It was founded in 1993 after Alan Duff,

author of theKiwi tale Once Were

Warriors, visited Camberley School the

previous year.

Alan’s visit led him to discover there

wasaconcerninglackofinterest for

literature within the student population,

anissue whichAlan credited to bookless

households.

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

Homes programme.

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

Stationery.

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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

your smartphone

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

travel.

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.

Setupand useaVPN

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

and email).

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

devices

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

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other malware. Malwarebytes is a good option

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Ahistoric musteringhut hashad a

new leaseoflife and newhome

thanks to the efforts of the Hakatere

HeritageGroup.

Since the mid 1800’s the hut was

situated on the southernslopeofMt

Catherine on DoubleHill Station

and wasused by musterersfor over

100 years.

Projectorganiser David Howden

saidthe hut could sleep eight

musterers,and it wouldhave been

fairly basiclivingparticularly

during storms when the menwere

forced to stay inside for daysonend.

‘‘These eight men, during atwo

weekmuster, theydidn'thave

access to showers or anythinglike

that, theonly thing wasacold creek

­itwas roughliving,’’ David said.

Thegrouphavekept and

conserved everything they found

includingold beercans, whisky

bottles,rustybilly, andcups.

‘‘Youmight think what's

important about those items?’’

David said, ‘‘you have to remember

there was no entertainmentfor

them, except ashot of whisky anda

smoke.’’

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

original condition.’’

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

environment.’’

Both theinside andoutside of the

hut hasbeen restored, keepingas

many originalfeaturesaspossible

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

Heritagecomplex.

David saidthe grouptook great

caretoplace the hut in asituation

thatreplicated its originalon

Double HillStation.

‘‘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

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19

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

time.

TheMycoplasma bovis

(Mbovis) eradication

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

area.

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

2023.

Mbovis programme director

Simon Andrew said nationwide

testing showed Mbovis infection

was isolated to asmall area in

Mid Canterbury with infected

properties, including the

feedlot.

‘‘We are working hard to

investigate the exact

transmission route, but at

present that remains unclear.

“Without aprecise

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

Andrew said.

“Although we are at the tailendofthis

outbreak, it is

possiblewemay find other

infected properties in other

partsofthe country in the future

andsowemustremain vigilant

andmaintain our nationwide

surveillance programme.

“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

madehugesacrifices.’’

Mr Andrew said the

programme was committed to

hunting down the last remaining

infection.

Simon Andrew

There has been 275 confirmed

properties to­date, from the

more than 30,000­plus farms in

New Zealand.

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

disinfected.’’

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

predominantlyspread by

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

steps.

“There has been no

confirmed infection outside

of mid­Canterbury since July

2020,’’ he said.

The Mycoplasma bovis

EradicationProgramme

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

cattle.

Key numbers:

·Three current infected

properties (275 since Mbovis

was found)

·Nearly 3million tests have

been completed

·$230 million has been paid

out in 2780 claims

·178,000 cows have been

culled

·Inthe past year less than 2

per cent of farms with bulk

milk tank detects have gone

positive

·The cost of the Programme,

as at 30 June 2022, is $588m.

IN BRIEF

B+LNZ MEETING

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

Northern SouthIslandThose

interested in attending can register

onlinevia the Beef+LambNZ

website.

SOLAR FARM

Harmony Energy New Zealand will

develop asolar farm in the Waikato

whichwill generate electricity to

power 30,000 homes. The

Environmental ProtectionAuthority

(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

sites.

SEEDS AT FIELDAYS

VisitorstoFieldaysatMystery

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

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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

Waller.

Slow travels on scenic route

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Sometimes the joy of the

journey is justasmuchfun as

the destination.

Sixmembers of theMid

Canterbury Vintage

MachineryClub took arural

scenic route travelling from

Wakanui Road,onthe

outskirts of Ashburton to set

up at the recent Massey

Ferguson tributeday at

Lauriston.

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

photographed along

Cochranes Road,not farfrom

theirstarting point.

At the tributeday,more than

100 Massey Fergusontractors ­

andimplements­wereparked

up in afield of farmerAnthony

Hampton, an avid fanofthe

global brand.

Amongthem wasDon

Kennedy’s1957 greyand gold

coloured Ferguson FE 35, a

one­offmodelhepicked up for

$400more than20years ago.

‘‘They werebuiltin1957asa

sort of one­off model, before

theywenttothe redand grey,’’

he said.

Don Kennedy with his 1957 Ferguson FE 35.

‘‘It wasthe end of the

Ferguson era beforethey went

to MasseyFerguson.’’

Themodel still bearsthe

Ferguson badge.

‘‘Althoughthis particular

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

before retiringinto

Ashburton, has hadthe tractor

in his shedfor the past20

years butonly worked on it

recently.

He thinks he couldbethe

third owner.

‘‘IfounditdowninPatearoa

(Otago).

‘‘Iused to go down there

withmyworkand it was sitting

in ayardonafarmdown there.

Ilooked at it and got hold of

the farmer that ownedand

offeredhim $400.’’

It was in need of abit of

work.

‘‘It wasn’tgoingwhenIgotit.

It was reasonably tidyfor its

age.Ithaddonequitealot of

work.’’

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

enoughoftractorsstored in

the garageoronthe front

lawn.’’

So itwas storedelsewhere.

The work itneededwas

relativelystraight forwardin

the endwithdented front

grills andpanels which had

beenused as abattering ram.

It had newtyres,new cushion,

apaintjob and the brakeshad

beenrelined.

Andstraightening up the

hydraulic arms.

It has aStandard Motor

Company­made 23Cmotor

with 2.3CC capacity.

The rest of it is made by

Ferguson Company, of

Conventry, England.

It’stop speed is 15mp/h.

Don usesitfor fun days and

displays,and to keephis hand

in tinkering.

‘‘It’s justahobby. It’salife

long interest tractors and

implements.

Don said backinthe day

every manand his dog hada

Ferguson tractor.

As a10­year­old,that was

where his love of Fergusons

stemmed.

IN BRIEF

DAIRY AWARDS

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

season.

“The conference will be abusy

few days,ensuringeveryoneknows

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

www.dairyindustryawards.co.nz

BALLANCE AWARDS

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

Zealand Farm Environment Trust,

celebrate farmer andgrower

achievementand showcase good

practice as wellassharing positive

growingand farming stories.

New ZealandFarm Environment

TrustChair Joannevan Polanen

said not onlydid entrants value the

attentionand positive feedback

throughout,but those attendingthe

awards functionsand the resulting

winners’field dayswere grateful for

the chance to connect with their

peers andtobeable to hearothers’

stories,she said.

“It isn’t until you can’t, that you

realise how importantitistoconnect

withindustrypeers in asupportive

and positive setting.”.

Entries can be madeonline via

nzfeawards.org.nz

BIO AWARDS

AsureQuality Ltd’s Black-Grass

response and Manaaki Whenua -

Landcare research’sweek

biocontrol are among the finalists in

the 2022 NewZealand Biosecurity

Awards. Biosecurity NewZealand’s

deputy director-general Stuart

Andersonsaidthe awards judging

panel said this year’s entries were

the highest quality ever seen in the

six years of the awards.

Therewere close scores among

the top applicationsinevery

categoryand the finalists covered a

hugerangeofAotearoa’s

biosecurity challenges. New

Zealand has one of the strongest

multi-layeredbiosecurity systems in

the world. It protects ourfood and

fibre sector whereannual export

revenue reachedmore than $53

billion in the yearto30June2022.

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•Foodavailable

Labour Weekend

Saturday 22nd &Sunday 23rdoctober 2022

RAISINGFUNDSTOEXTENDOUR EXISTINGDISPLAY

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

you to come and enjoy the Militaria and Aviation Extravaganza.

Getupclose to a

military vehicle

anduniforms,

weapons, aircraft,

vintagecarsand

living history.

Full eventprogramme

at www.aviationmuseum.co.nz

387 Seafield Road, Ashburton Open 9am to 4pm both days

Adults $15 – Children $5 (15 and under).

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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

SupportTrust.

Matthas signed on as an

ambassador for the trust and is

bringinghis ‘TimeOut Tour’ to

the Hotel Ashburtonon

October20.

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

addictionand wellness

challenges, comes astory of

adversity interwovenwith

humour, moving moments and

memorable lessons we can all

learn from.

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.

While familiartomanyfrom

his work on screen, he is no

strangertorural NewZealand,

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

helping othersbeproactive

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

conversationsinaway that

resonateswith rural

communitiesand brings hope

to those reaching out and

reaching in.

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

alongthe way.

The Time Out Tourbegan in

Southland in June and, over

thenext three years, willhead

aroundthe countryin

collaborationwith the

fourteen independent Rural

Support Trusts.

The RuralSupport Trust

(RST) is working alongside

partnersANZ, BayleysReal

Estate, BDO, Datamars

Livestock, Fonterra, and

Ministry for Primary

Industries (MPI).

Matt Chisholm

IN BRIEF

CRICKETMUSTER

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

formed.

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.’’

RUGBY SUPPORT

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

gameisonatthe Ashburton

showgrounds on Saturdayfrom

2.30pm.

Introducing

Band andChoir

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

greatly.’’

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

on.’’Josaid.

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,

Rochelle Castle-Wilson, TamsinCartney, Emma Gilkison,

Rebecca Perkins, Ella Thomas,PhilippaYoung,Elizabeth Wells,

Kelsey Jackson.

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Festival of Cultures musical celebration

TONI.WILLIAMS

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

Mid Canterbury schools

celebrated the district’s

diversitywith the inaugural

Opuke FestivalofCultures. It

was held at Lauriston School

last week.

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

highland dancingtoSamoan,

Philippine, SouthAfrican and

Tongannumbers.

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

school.

Lauriston Schoolteacher

Laura Twiss, who was in

chargeofthe event, led the

visiting schools on to the

schoolgrounds.Nerina

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

Lauriston Schoolprincipal

ColinBrodie during the 2019

OpukeKahui Ako ideation

sessions.

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

said.

Covidmay have impactedthe

2020 and 2021 festival plans but

during thattime

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

Council.

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

fishing.

Changes include the(upper) Ōhau

River flowingbetweenLakes Ōhau

andRuataniwha, Twizel, being

designated acontrolled fisheryfor

the monthofOctober.

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

disturbanceofsea­runsalmon that

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

motor.

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

Zealand.

‘‘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

outing.

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

the riverisflowingclear.Itis

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

printing andpostage.

Anglers that fish for sea­run

salmon in theCentralSouth Island

and North Canterbury Fish&Game

Regions must obtainasea­run

salmon seasonbag limit card.

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VOTE forPETER TROLOVE

ENVIRONMENT CANTERBURY

HEALTHYWATER

HEALTHYPEOPLE

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

Morven watersupply.

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

managementplan.

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

farming practices.

Swimmable rivers and pure drinking water are

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Sharing the love of dance districtwide

Pupils fromaroundthe district

took to thestageinthe recent

MidCanterbury Dance

Championships.Theevent, at

theAshburton Event Centre, was

runbyLife DanceAcademy.

Life Dance Academyteachers

MadiWilson andAnna Raukawa

said it was the ‘‘biggest

competitionyet,26teams and12

schools performingover two

sell­out shows.

‘‘We evengot theaudienceup

forouryearly ‘walk thedinosaur'

dancethatinvolves everyone in

thebuilding.’’

They say theheartofthe

competitionwas letting every

child haveanopportunity to

dance.

‘‘We realise there arelotsof

circumstances thatstopchildren

from being able to attend after

school classes such as physical,

financialorjustgeneral

business.

‘‘This competition providesan

opportunitytodothiswithoutall

thecommitmentbut in aschool

environment.

‘‘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.

TheMidCanterbury Dance

Champswas started by the

academy in 2019withaschools

dancecompetition. The

academy in Tinwaldhas350

studentsanditispartofaMid

Canterburyyouth charitable

trust andthe dance champswere

togive students opportunity to

dance nomatter their age,

abilityorexperience.

MadiandAnna said after

running thecompetitionin2019

theycould notbelieve how much

fun it was‘‘and ourheartswere

fullofgoodness’’.

Since then they have have

faced many challenges but in

2020weredetermined tovisit

everyschool in Mid Canterbury,

provide freedance lessonsand

sharelotsofdancing goodness.

‘‘We provided 60 free lessons

andcreatedsomanymemories

with students whohadhad a

veryhard year.

‘‘In 2021 we were soexcitedto

beable to offerasmaller scale

event, unfortunately weweren’t

allowed ouraudience but as they

saythe showgoeson,and it did!

‘‘Schoolscametousatthe

eventcentre andcompeted, we

thenwent into schoolstodeliver

their prizes,itwas challenging

adaptingtocovid, but we loved

the challenge.’’

Afullscale eventran this year

anditwas bigger than eitherof

themcould have imagined.

‘‘Hundreds of voluntary hours

havegoneintomakingthis event

possible andweare once again

sograteful for theschools who

havesupportedusand thevision

ofthe MidCanterburySchools

Dance Champs.

‘‘Schoolsorganised theirown

teams,eachschoolapproaching

itintheir ownway.

‘‘Some have passionate

teacherswith secret talents,

otherswithstudent leaders, and

somewithkeenparents.Weare

so excited andproud ofall of our

schools,’’theysaid.

They includedStJoseph’s,

Lagmhor, Ashburton Christian,

Allenton,Tinwald,Longbeach,

Netherby,Mayfield, Ashburton

Intermediate, Wakanui, MtHutt

College and Hinds.

Aspartofaschool’s

registrationtheyreceiveafree

dancelessonand unlimited

team entriesfor the

championships, runintwo

categories:royal crews and

mega crewswithage groups

Year 1­5,and Year6­8ineach

category.

There is also amentoringand

leadershipworkshopfor five

students from eachschoolaged

Year 5and up.

Garden Fete

Thursday13October,10am -4pm

Rakaia Gardens

Home of Sue &Ted Rollinson

282 AwaroaSchool Road,Dorie 11RD Rakaia (signposted off SH1)

Come join us for agreatday.

100+stalls,livemusic,foodand

beautiful gardens to explore

Gate tickets on the day $ 20

Presale tickets Adults $ 15

Children 5yrs+ $ 5

Pre-booked lunchbox $ 15

ATMand EFTPOS available onsite

Tickets nowavailable

Eventfinda website

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PaperPlus Ashburton (cash only)

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Mayfield PGG Wrightson (cash only)

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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

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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.

Despitetheirinexperience, nearlyeverybody

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

equestrian team.

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.

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WHĀRANGI 2|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, 29MAHURU, 2022

EDITORIAL

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

fortnightwehavebeenabletoparticipateinservices

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

Youth Orchestra.

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

audience too.

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

October.

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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Agood turnout to meet the candidates. From left: MC Kerry Stevens, Gavin Oliver, Wayne ODonnell, Jan Finlayson, Nigel Bowen,

and Stu Piddington. PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty

Water and road issues among

questions posed tocandidates

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.

Thepublic's concerns focused on the

poor state of the roads and waterissues.

The Three Waters governmentpolicy was

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the exclusion of peoplefrom public facilities,

continues toevoke strong feelings as

questions about local government response

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KUPU OTEWIKI

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

Kēmu -game (transliteration)

Tākaro -toplay

Niti -darts

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

farthest.

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.

JORDYN OSBORNE

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

GeraldinePrimarySchools coffeemorning

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

into bed.

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

too hot.

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

sleepin.

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

Board (Te Whatu Ora). GNews will

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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

abletoworkremotely.

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

conversions.

Paul says, It is awelcome break from

theoreticalcomputer-based work.

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

largeearthmovingequipment aredestined

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

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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

dance actions.

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

of pride.

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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Donna Chisholm says, online discussion often turns personal and becomes polarised. PHOTO: Shutterstock

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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

Lusher, Ruth Coulton and Donna in

readiness for their first meeting.

The group already has aname,

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and atimeslotbooked at the library for

Thursday, 6October, between 10.00am

and 12.00pm, and on the first Thursday

of each month afterthat.

Donna says she hopes people can

engage in robust discussion face to face

on topical issues. She says that she will

create apsychologically safe space, unlike

the internet, where discussion oftenturns

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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

response.

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

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Fraser placed third with Almost There

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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

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ActorMichael Hurst in ascene from his one-manshowNo Holds Bardwhich AOTNZ toured through Geraldinein2018. PHOTO:Archives

Loss of funding for Arts onTour NZ

disappointing for local arts council

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ACROSS

1 Eatingvery well but not at all

without ecstasy (8)

6 Before22it's adilemma that may

save adrop (5)

10 State -mature and mean (7)

11 Understanding? Inflame we’re

told (7)

12 Steer to the unknown! Info is -

it’sagas! (6)

13 Given everything and nothing for

Man's race -littleman. (8)

15 See Mark (4)

16 Escapee from the run won’t take

the challenge (7,3)

20 Perform amethod including

dispatch (2,4,4)

21 Reacted to the material (4)

23 Fiery steed your mate holds for

support (8)

25 Make anecessary entry to

Mediterranean destination (6)

27 Come into some pain. Her itch gets

worse (7)

28 It’srighttofind it amusing about

the leak (7)

29 They may contain water -cannon

holders on tracks (5)

30 Are certain about Southern

Comfort (8)

DOWN

2 Each presentprecedesnet hand

oddly occasionally (5,3,3,4)

3 Embarrassed me to carelessly

dash about(6)

4 Going together so it's time to

change (4)

5 Ask the cook! (5)

6 Tradition the queen has as a

client (8)

7 His jobkeeps him on the straight

and narrow (9,6)

8 Despised the wanted. Went

away in turmoil (5)

9 Made merry on nothing in an old

set of wheels (8)

14 Cats maybepresent (4)

17 Refer to the sound of sense(4)

18 Bound to partlyhate the

reductions (8)

19 Theymay be distinguished from

some star performers (8)

22 Goes round -alternatively,parts

may follow (6)

23 Apiebaldcoat (5)

24 Does he go under a

stage-coach? (5)

26 Old Sicilian banger -

back-stake? (4)

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

accessible.

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

know better.

Everyone who has enjoyed AoTNZ

performances overthe yearsisencouraged

to write to Stephen Wainwright,

stephen.wainwright@creativenz.govt.nz,

Caren Rangi,chair@creativenz.govt.nz,

and Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean,

waitaki.mp@parliament.govt.nz.

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Geraldine Primary Hockey League players and supporters smile for the camera. PHOTO: Supplied

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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

shown sets up abright future forhockey

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the laying of the new turf at the domain

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Have aHmmm

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

region.

The pose of ‘The Thinker’is

one of deep thoughtand

contemplation. The statue is

often usedas animage to

represent philosophy.

The messagesweredelivered

to kids aged 5­12 at the Our

Lady of Snow,MethvenPrimary

andMtSomers Springburn

primary schools.

The schoolsare at the footof

Mt Hutt and skiing and

snowboarding feature in their

winter curriculum.

The visit waspartofaninjury

prevention promotion as part of

ACC’s‘Have ahmmm’

campaign andthe Safe

Communities Ashburton

District to enhance safety in the

area.

ACC research showsthat90

percentofinjuries are

predictable and therefore

preventable.

“This wasanopportunity for

the kids to engagewith our

‘Have aHmmm’campaign,”

saysWendi.

“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

such askiing.

“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

safety focusedactivityonthe

mountain.

When it came to the

classroom,Wendi says akey

changewas tailoring their

messaging to meet the younger

audience.

“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

about.

“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,

and ‘HaveaHmmm’.”

The studentsweretaught the

NZ Snow SafetyCode: Know

Your Limits, Find Your Space,

Protect Yourself.

The kids had photo

opportunities with ‘The

Thinker’, there was acolouring

competition, and discussions

with kids aboutmaking better

choices to stay safeonthe

slopes.

In 2021, ACCaccepted 10,820

claims for snow sports injuries,

6540 skiing and 4280

snowboarding, shesaid.

Notsurprisingly, the three

leadingregionsfor snow­sports

injuries were Otago,

Canterbury andManawatu /

Wanganui.

Over thepast six years,ACC

accepted 6595 snow­sports

relatedinjuries in the

Canterbury region.

“Our claims datashowsus

that the skiing slopes are a

common place for injury,” says

Wendi.

“Going to the mountain is a

way of lifefor peoplewho live

in mid­Canterbury–many of

theschoolsaround here

include ski trips throughoutthe

winter.

“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

choices.

“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

avoidgetting hurt:

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

mountain.

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Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022

39

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

HakatereCollege (formerly

Ashburton Technical School).

Thus, the College insignia

became thePhoenix, and its

Latin maxim ‘Resurgamus’:

“Let us go forward”, or

“Rise”.

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

CommunityFoundation.

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.”

2517758

21st-23rdOctober 2022

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

Ross Preece.

The primary purposes of

the newAshburton College

Alumni Trust Fund are to:

­Provide charitable,

educational, andcultural

benefit to present andpast

students and staff

­Promote the welfare of the

present students and staff

­Continuetoprovide

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

privilege.

‘‘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

councillors,college principal

and staff, past and present

students, board members

from Advance Ashburton and

members of the community.

At the launch of thisnew

partnership between the

Alumniand Advance

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

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boardmembers to joinusincelebrating

150 years of Rakaia School.

Reconnectwith past friends,meet new

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Register today

Formoreinformation, registrations forms,

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40 Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The Mirror­verse, written by Jack Gorrie

Jack Gorrie, from Mt

Somers Springburn

School,took 1st place in

the 12-15 years category

of the 2022 Ashburton

Writers Groupshort story

competition.

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

cleanthe mirror.

Suddenly, Icould feel the

cold of the glass, curling around

my hand. The mirror morphed

beforemyeyes.

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

my ears.

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

haunting.

Across the floor,there is a

chair standing before me. As I

reach outtograb it, it is cold

andmetallic.Isit down.

There’s asingle lightbulb, an

older oneswinging and

flickering.

It’s beenthere for years,

dimmedwith dust, illuminating

the room.

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

washauntingly black.

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

addictive, Ijump…

Buckingham Palace,the South

Pole, Cat Island Japan …Fort

Knox.Akaleidoscope of

adventures!

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

look back!”

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

disappeared. Gone.

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,

I’m …inbed.

Confused. Iswing my legs

around and sluggishly lift

myself, afew short steps, I’m in

my bathroom.

For real this time.

Inoticean oversized smudge

on the mirror. Suspicious.

Igrab for ahand towel…

~By Jack Gorrie

Jack Gorrie with his writing

awards.

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Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022

41

NATURE MATTERS

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Nesting time

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

nesting time.

Braided riverbirdssuch as

thelocally­famousblackbilledgull,

the quirkywrybill

and theterns liketonest

undisturbed onclear stretches

of riverbed. This year there’s

beenagood clean outof most

oftherivers sothere’s plenty

ofweed­freeshingletonest

on.

Theblack­billed gulls have

started arrivinginAshburton.

They canbeseenflyingover

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

yellow) eye.

Dogs, four­wheeldrivesand

well­meaningwalkerswho

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

eggs.

So please –thisspring, don’t

take yourdogtothe riverand

letitrun amok.Please don’t

drive on the riverbeds. If

you’rewalking,avoid colonies

of birds and if you see birds

squawking and flying

overhead, that’s an indication

there may be anest nearby and

so theareashouldbeavoided.

Thesespecialbirds need

space andcalm.

Mostofthemdohave the

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

again.

It’sexciting that they’re

back –the rarest gullinthe

worldandwehave the

privilege of having them on

ourlocal river!

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43

Registration date for Allenton reunion

People wanting to attend Allenton

Primary School’s 125th celebrations

arebeingasked to gettheirregistration

formsbackbyThursday,October 13.

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

page.

Planned events includeschooltours,

performancesfromchildren, an

informal supperfor adults, official

formalities andevents,and an

anniversarydinneratthe Hotel

Ashburton.

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

interest.”

AllentonPrimarySchool history:

Two andahalf acresoflandwas

purchased forAllenton Primary School

in 1896, andthe side school opened in

1897.

Afurther one andahalfacreswas

purchased in 1919,and the first

AllentonSchool committee was elected

in 1920.

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

Clinic wasadded.

Another four acres of land was

purchasedin1950and aseven

classroomblock built in 1953.

By 1972 the school roll sat at 644

pupils butby1974Ashburton

Intermediate had opened and the

school lost170 pupils.

In 1978 alibrary wascreated outof

PHOTO SUPPLIED

tworoomsand in 1980 the original

1897­1921building demolished.

In1997, thecentennialwas held with

hundreds of attendees celebrating their

years at theschool.

South Canterbury

anniversary move

SouthCanterbury’s anniversary

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

­was SouthCanterbury

Anniversary Day.

Thethree South Canterbury

districtcouncils —Timaru,

Waimate andMackenzie —all

agreedtomovethe day to

November 11,Canterbury’s

anniversary day.

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

Canterbury’s.

Themajority did not haveany

additionalcomments but afew

expressed concern about the

affordabilityofanother public

holidayfor businesses andhow

South Canterbury businesses

usually benefited from theinflux

of visitors on Canterbury

Anniversary Day.

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

countryreceivedanextra

holiday, while theSouth

Canterburyregionmissedout.

Geraldine councillorGavin

Oliver saidconcern for Geraldine

businesses wasthe Geraldine

Festivalrun over Canterbury

anniversaryweekend,but said

businesses acknowledged it

came in swings androundabouts.

‘‘They recognise theyhave to

Nigel Bowen

pay abit extra for staffbut they

are hoping for abigger roll­up of

acrowd for the daywithpeople

beingonholiday.’’

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

employeeworkingwouldcosta

business $400 for that day.

‘‘Justkeepthatinmind, and

thatismadeupofwages, lost

opportunityand profit. Multiply

that by how manystaff you’ve got,

it’s what the outcome is in

reality.’’

Mayor Nigel Bowen was

confidentfromahospitalitypoint

of view thatpeople from

Christchurch would still move

aroundCanterbury.

‘‘I think thosewho would

traditionally come to Timaru,as

an example, we are still quite

likely to getthose. Idon’t think it

will be as bad as we think.’’

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Farmers flight for cancer teens

Due to the generosity of

Canterburyfarmingcouple

Ted and Sue Rollinson, of

Dorie near Rakaia,three

teenage cancer patients have

taken to the skies for ascenic

tour.

The three teens, Lincoln

Richards (14), Jesse Sanford

(15), and Ollie Vere (13)

boarded GCH Aviation’s sixseaterEC130

Airbus

helicopter, and weregiven

stunning viewsofthe city, on

September 17, from the alps to

the ocean and acrossBanks

Peninsula.

As long­timedonorsto

CanterburyWest Coast Air

RescueTrust, theRollinsons

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

anyonewho wouldreally

benefit from such aflightand

this led to this great initiative

with Uplift in Kind­the

programme whichaims to give

unwelland underprivileged

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.

PHOTO SUPPLIED

CanTeen.

The Rollinsons havebeen

dairy farming in Acton­Rakaia

for 35 years anddonating to

the rescue helicopter service

since then.

“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

helicopterarrived within

minutesand saved his life,”

she says.

Several years ago, the

Rollinson’s sharemilker’s

father, visiting from UK,had a

heart attack and again the

rescuehelicoptersaved his

life, arrivinginminutes.

“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

awesome,“Ithought thebest

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,

orienteering,Helicopter

Underwater Escape Training,

plus allofthe CAA flying

requirements. His training

costs $26,000 per pilotand is

integraltothe provision of this

lifesaving service.

Trust CEOChristine Prince

saysitwasawonderful day

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

Ashburton region.”

To donate to thewww.

airrescue.co.nz

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Fashion

parade

The Netherby Women’s

Institutewererecently treated

to afashion paradewith a

difference.

Models Catherine, Patsy,

Maureen, Barbara,Adrienne

andBrian ownedthe catwalk in

their upmarket gear and

accessories, all selected from

the Mid Canterbury Hospice

Shop.

Alively commentary from

Hospice staff,Fiona Giles and

LauraBanks,added to the

general goodcheer along with

the opportunity to purchase the

goods fromthe shopathalf

price.

The event was roundedout

withacuppa and achat. All

proceeds went to Hospice Mid

Canterbury, andtheseinturn

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.


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NewZealand roads ischanging.

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

We want to hear from YOU!

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We alsoneedtomakesurepublic footpaths canbesafely

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RESULTS

Ashburton Womens Golf

Saturday 17th &Tuesday 20th September

2022 Rnd 3Bermaline Cup:

Alison MacGregor, Mary-Lou Watson –

42, Vicki Moore –41, Sharon Carlson, Erin

Porter –40onc/b

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

Jacqui Welch

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 &

John Rickard.

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

Rosevear.

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

pm start.

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

start.

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.

Tinwald Cycling

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

are:

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

Robertson.

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:

Joy Nicholas.

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 –

Jenny Stoddart

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

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47

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

syndrome.

He saidinflammatory bowel

disease was an immune

response,not adietary

response.

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

Gollan said.

New Zealand was along way

behind othercountries with

medications, whichwas ironic

as it had one of the highestrates

of Crohn’s disease and

ulcerativecolitisinthe world,

she said.

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

night”.

“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

playingaround him.

WorldIBD Day is observed in

more than 50 countries and

commemorated the five million

people worldwide who livewith

thesediseasesevery day.

“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

challenges.”

~Timaru Courier

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

Wheelchairbasketballwas the

winner on the day an Ashburton

‘celebrity’ side took on the

Canterbury Wheelies, and it

was certainly agame of two

halves.

In an entertaining match,

watched by aboutique crowd,

the Ashburtonsideshowed

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

ahead28­10.

It was then thedecision came

to mix up the sides for fun,with

afinal score 34 ­18atfulltime.

The Canterburyteam are all

wheelchair­boundathleteswho

playregularcompetition.They

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

Reid,Shona McGrath­Proctor,

as well as local media

representatives, including

AshburtonCourier’s Mary

Summerfield.

Action on the court by the

Ashburton ‘celebrity’ team, in

grey, against the Canterbury

Wheelies team, in red.

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CLUB NEWS

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Ashburton Courier, September 29, 2022

49

Ashburton Electronic Organ & Keyboard

Club

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

you both!

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

great!

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

The Road

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

Club

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

to Ashburton.

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

and away.

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

Elizabeth 11.

Our 2021/22 season prize giving was held

after tea and congratulations go to all the

trophy winners.

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

Runners up.

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

tuition.

Ashburton Toastmasters

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

speaker, Coby.

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

flourishing.

The first main speech of the evening was

David with ‘Culture shock lessons from

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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

in favour.

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

props.

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

BlackFernforwardGeorgia

Ponsonby is temporarily

parking arural banking career

to concentrate on thelooming

Rugby World Cup.

The Canterbury

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

World Cup.

Fresh outofLincoln

University, she gotapass from

coach WayneSmithtoattend

last week’sgraduation

ceremony beforeflying back for

the test againstJapan.

Theevent was held after the

May ceremony was postponed

becauseofCovid­19

interruptions.

After completing abachelor

of land and property

management degree,she

secured aplace in theASB

FutureMe Rural Banking

Graduateprogramme as well as

gettingafull timecontractwith

the Black Ferns.

Untillately, she’s managed to

fit herbankingworkona

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

commitments.

‘‘I won’t go in to the office for

the nexteight weeksand

they’vebeenreally good about

it. I’mnot sure what next year

willholdasonceaweekis

prettyhard, but we will hold

that conversation later andI’m

fortunateto still be growing

myself outsideofrugby.’’

Rugby had beenthe focusfor

the entire year towards helping

NewZealandwin aWorld Cup

on homesoil.

Her goals include along

career in theblack jersey, to be

aruralmanager forthe bank

and to eventually earn a

valuation certificate.

She grewuponasheep and

beef high country station near

Taihape in the central North

Island, and was drawn south

because of sporting

opportunities.

‘‘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

valuation degree.

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

reservations aboutbeinginthe

front row in ascrum,she now

loves scrummaging.

Also formerLincoln

Universitystudents in the

World Cupsquad areKendra

Cocksedge, Alana Bremner and

AmyRule.

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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

Open Home

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

separate lounge

•Double garagewith enclosed workshop. Separate

sleepout/storeroom.

•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)

View

Saturday1:30 -2:30pm

BruceMcPherson

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

027 242 7677

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30395

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

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.

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30249

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

SetDate of Sale

closing 11 October 2022, at

3:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday11:30 -12:30pm

3 2 2

Armand vander Eik

021 597 527

Open Home

71a Oxford Street, Ashburton

2 1 1

Open Home

77 Beach Road East, Ashburton

4 2 2

*Modern kitchen, bathroom &laundry

*New carpet throughout, blinds &drapes in lounge

*Single Glazed wooden &aluminium windows/

ranchslider

*Compliant Masport Log Burner until 2031

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30392

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

ForSale

Negotiable over$390,000

View

Saturday10:00 -10:30am

Cheryl Fowler

0274 612 614

Spacious Double story family home, Featuring 2huge

living rooms

9770sqm land area sub dividable to 4000sqm with

sewage &water at the gate.

4luscious grass paddocks fully fenced with metal gates.

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30400

Real Estate Mid CanterburyProperty Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

SetDateofSale

closing 12 October2022, at

4:00pm (unless sold prior)

View

Saturday11:00 -12:00pm

ChrissyMilne

027 290 6606

Kim Miller

Sales Consultant

027 236 8627

Denise Russell

Sales Consultant

027 432 9717

ChrissyMilne

Sales Consultant

027 290 6606

Cheryl Fowler

Sales Consultant

027 461 2614

Margaret Feiss

Sales Consultant

021 751 009

ShirleyFitzgerald

Sales Consultant

027 220 1528

Carey VonLubke

Property Manager

027 697 6948

Armand vander Eik

Sales Consultant

021 597 527

Lynne Bridge

Sales Consultant

027 410 6216

Mike Grant ncre

Sales Consultant

021 272 0202

BruceMcPherson

Sales Consultant

027 438 4250

Denise McPherson

Sales Consultant

027 242 7677

Manjit Singh

Sales Consultant

020 4079 3871

Janene McDowell

Property Manager

027 287 3388

96 TancredStreet, Ashburton 03 307 8317 Main Road,Tinwald 03 307 8317

rwashburton.co.nz

36 McMillan Street,Methven 03 303 3032


NEW LISTING

Allenton 83 Oak Grove

When charactercounts

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.

bayleys.co.nz/5519459

4 3 3 1 2

Deadline Sale (unlesssoldprior) 12pm, Thu20Oct 2022

View Sat 11.30am-12.15pm or by appointment

Ray Knight 027434 0139

ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz

Emily Smith 027 222 4596

emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN ANDPARTNERS LTD,BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008

bayleys.co.nz


OPEN HOME

Allenton 14 DavidsonStreet

801sqm 3 2 1 2

Asking Price $589,000

View Sat 11.30am-12.15pmorbyappointment

Mick Hydes 027437 9696

mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz

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.

bayleys.co.nz/5519160

OPEN HOME

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

mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz

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.

bayleys.co.nz/5518965

Tinwald Tinwald WesterfieldMayfield Road

4,000sqm

PricebyNegotiation

View by appointment

Mike Preston 027430 7041

mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz

Simon Sharpin

027631 8087

simon.sharpin@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 2008

Westview-new beginnings

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.

bayleys.co.nz/5516093

Ashburton

132Burnett Street

Ashburton

92 East Street

909sqm

207sqm

Price by Negotiation

View by appointment

Ray Knight

027 434 0139

ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz

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

bayleys.co.nz/5518123

For Sale offers invited over $118,000 +GST (if any)

View by appointment

Ray Knight

027 434 0139

ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REA ACT 2008

Vacant commercialland

Offers invitedover Rateable Valueplus GST (if any)

• 207sqm (moreorless)freeholdtitle

• AccessavailablefromEastStreet andDobson Street

• Suitablefor awide range of buyers

bayleys.co.nz/5518749

bayleys.co.nz


OPEN HOME

Methven

16 Mt HardingRoad

OPEN HOME

Methven

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

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz

DeadlineSale (unless sold prior) 2pm, Thu13Oct 2022

View Sun 10.30-11amorbyappointment

Fee Ensor 021 705014

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz

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

already exist

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

bayleys.co.nz/5519227

Aserious contender

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

aveggiegarden flourishing.

bayleys.co.nz/5519424

OPEN HOME

Methven

12CCarrStreet

Methven

83 BarkersRoad

2 1

832sqm 3 2 2 2

For Sale offers invited over $290,000

View Sun 11.30am-12pmorbyappointment

Fee Ensor 021705 014

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz

Asking Price $795,000

View by appointment

Fee Ensor 021 705014

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz

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.

bayleys.co.nz/5519176

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

protectedreserve.

Conveniently locatedwithin ashort distanceofthe

towncentre, local schools andamenities.

bayleys.co.nz/5518811

Methven

7Burbank Place

Methven

13 Westward Way

658sqm 3 1 2 2

4,001sqm

Artist's impression

Price on Application

View by appointment

RosaDekker 0274 655 387

rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008

For Sale offers invited over $449,000

View by appointment

FeeEnsor 021705 014

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDERTHE REAACT 2008

Brand new, modern and convenient

Corker lifestyle location

Artist's impression

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

aspect.

With an impressivecontemporarystreet frontage, a

modernmix of shadowcladdingand cedar guides

visitorstothe frontentrance.

bayleys.co.nz/5519360

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.

bayleys.co.nz/5519190

Windwhistle

15 TheRowans

Windwhistle

Lot 38/623 Coleridge Road

3,502sqm

546sqm

Boundary lines are indicative only

Price Indication $250,000

View by appointment

Rosa Dekker 0274 655 387

rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz

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

rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDERTHE REA ACT 2008

Owners wantaction

Sliceofparadise

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

international airport.

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

international airport.

bayleys.co.nz/5519422

bayleys.co.nz/5518813

bayleys.co.nz


OPEN HOME l 10.00am -10.30am

OPEN HOME l 10.30am -11.00am

OPEN HOME l 11.15am -11.45am

236 Dobson Street,

Hampstead

•Three bedroomsplus fourth or office

•New kitchen and updatedbathroom

•6car garaging

•Swimming pool, huge carportfor

caravan/camper

18 Elizabeth Avenue,

Rakaia

•Recently renovated with new carpets,

vinyls and paint

•Sunny, three bedroom home

•Heatpump and diesel firefor warmth

•Double garage,large backyard on

1012sqm section

3Bowen Street,

Rakaia

•3double bedrooms

•Beautiful rimu throughout

•Log burner and 2xheatpumps

•Established 1012sqm section located

on the westside of Rakaia

6Carters Road,

Allenton

•Three bedrooms

•Two bathrooms, onebeing an en suite

off the master

•Tiled showers

•Double garage internal access

DeadlineSale 2pm

12th October2022

DebbieBoon

027 448 4006

EnquiriesOver

$490,000

Roberta Counsell

027 228 7843

Enquiries Over

$545,000

Roberta Counsell

027 228 7843

$650,000

Mark Williams

027 442 22813

4Carters Road,

Allenton

59A Grigg Street,

Allenton

89 EtonStreet,

Hampstead

8Carters Road,Allenton,

Ashburton

•Great location

•Main bathroom with vanityand tiled

shower

•Open plan kitchen

•3bedrooms

•Open plan living and kitchen

•Great borough location

•Three double bedrooms

•Main bathrooms plus an en suite

•Fivebedrooms

•Two bathrooms

•Good sized sunnylounge

•Agood sized family section

•Three spaciousbedrooms

•Double garage with internal access

•Ensuitewith tiled shower

•157.5sqm homeona450sqm section

$650,000

Roberta Counsell

027 228 7843

Enquiries invited over

$665,000

Mark Williams

027 442 22813

Enquiries Over

$468,000

Mark Williams

027 442 2281

$684,000

Mark Williams

027 442 2281

139B Allens Road,

Ashburton

96A Thomson Street,

Ashburton

5Carters Road,

Allenton

15 JagWay,

Ashburton

•Three bedrooms, master with an

en suite

•Open plan kitchen, dining and living

area

•Tiled bathroomsand loadsofstorage!

•Single garage with internal access

•Three bedrooms

•Two bathrooms one being an en suite

•Open plan kitchen, dining and living

•Single internal access garage

•Brand new spec house!

•Three bedroomsand twobathrooms

•Ensuiteinthe master

•Double garage with internal access

•Four double bedrooms

•Double garage,internal access

•Two living areas

•Open plan kitchen and dining

$614,000

Mark Williams

027 442 2281

EnquiriesOver

$599,000

Mark Williams

027 442 2281

$668,000

Mark Williams

027 442 2281

Enquiries Over

$890,000

Mark Williams

027 442 2281

2509089


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz

The new normal

People aged50and over are

eligible for their second covid

booster dose, sixmonths after

their firstbooster,according to

health officials.

As casenumbersand

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

spread.

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.”

Covidvaccination ratesvaried

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

opportunity.

Tamariki vaccinationrates

varied between 26­40% across

the region.

“Vaccination clinics are

actually scaling up again to offer

Covid­19boosters, with

additional pharmacies and

general practices joiningthe

vaccination programmeeach

TRADE &SERVICES

ACTIVE MAINTENANCE -

HEATPUMP maintenance,

installation and repairs.

HRV filter replacement.

GUTTER CLEANING for

single storey homes and

GENERAL HANDYMAN

work. Phone Steven on 021

483 376

ALTERATIONS SEWING,

mending and trouser hemming,

curtain alterations

and curtain making. Call

Michelle on 027 352 7248.

BUILD work to do? Contact

Kiwi Building and Maintenance

Ltd. Alterations,

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.

Experienced owner/operator.

Find us at www.

supersucker.co.nz or

phone John Cameron 027

435 1042.

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,

servicing Ashburton and

surrounding districts, $70

per chimney. Phone

Rodney on 03 324 2999

and leave amessage.

CHIMNEY Sweeping.

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

computer programs,

backups? Trouble with your

PC/Mac, iPhone/iPad,

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

accessiblevaccination services

across the region.”

Some of the greatest successes

of the local vaccination

programmehad been mobile

clinics.

These targeted clinics reach

small groups that might not

otherwise have travelled to a

vaccination centre,supporting

communities to protect

themselves andeach other.

“It’s about going thatstep

furthertoensure culturally

appropriate accessibility to

vaccinations.

‘‘Taking awhanaungatanga

approach, demonstrating

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

the Covid­19Vaccination

Healthline on 0800 28 29 26.

TRADE &SERVICES

COMPUTER Problems? For

prompt reliable computer

servicing and laser engraving,

contact Kelvin, KJB

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot

Place, Ashburton. Phone

308 8989. SuperGold discount

card accepted.

COMPUTER ASSISTANCE

- For all repairs, sales,

training, setup of wireless -

networks, spyware

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,

farm equipment

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

TRADE &SERVICES

FURNITURE Removals. For

all your household removal

needs - urban, rural, lifestyle,

office relocations -

call Nudges Furniture

Removals, phone 027 224

0609.

2493723

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV

block, glare, heat control,

safety, security, privacy,

frosting films, solar protective

window films. Free

quotes, 20 years local service.

Phone 0800 368 468

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.

tintawindow.co.nz

GARDEN SUPPLIES

SITUATIONS VACANT

2517173

GARDEN SUPPLIES

Ashburton

Plains Rotary

LINSEED STRAW

$7 per small bale or

$40 mediumsquare, delivered.

Harvested this year.

Fordetails and ordering go to

https://plainsrotary.org.nz/linseed-straw-order/

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,

Ashburton.

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.

TRADE &SERVICES

GARDENING, mowing,

pruning, fertilising, projects

or general spruce ups? Call

Andrew at Spruce Gardens

to get the job done right.

027 765 2899 or 03 307

1693.

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz

HEATPUMPS and Ventilation

Systems: Service,

clean, repair and install.

Please call Silvery

Bauman, Ph 021 544 760.

HOME-HANDYMAN/

Builder, specialising in

Decking, Carports, Cladding

restoration and Timber

window repairs. General

home-handyman work.

Phone Lindsay 027 230

0205.

LAWNS? We mow them! No

job too small. Call Les

Smith, The Ground Up, for

acompetitive quote. Phone

027 840 020 or 03 308

1500

LOCKSMITH/DOOR repairs.

Keys/locks, sliding and

bifold door roller repairs.

Mobile service. Call Nigel at

Doors and More on 027 516

7104.

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER

A NEW LOOK

that lasts!

Existing kitchens, doors,

furniture &appliances

The Finishing Company

03 307 8870 2501817

PAINTER for all your painting

needs. No job too small,

inside or outside. Professional,

friendly service.

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or

027 200 1619.

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.

windowtinter.co.nz Member

of Master Tinters NZ.

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com

2493801

2505780

MUSHROOM

COMPOST

Now is the time to dig in

our topqualitymushroom

compost to your vegetable

garden. Ideal to replenish

nutrients used by previous

crops and improvethe soil

structure.

It also adds beneficial

micro-organisms to

thetired soil.

$60 per cubic metre

or $10 bag.

Freedeliverywithin

town boundary.

Open 6daysaweek at

our Tinwald yard,

208 Maronan Road.

Phone 021 129 8936

2517344

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HEALTH &BEAUTY

SITUATIONS VACANT

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HEALTH &BEAUTY

AFTER HOURS

HEALTH CARE

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

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.

New Zealanders to bring some form of ID.

PHARMACIES

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

Brought

toyouby

CountdownComplex, East Street, Ashburton

Phone: 03 308 6733 Fax: 03 308 6755

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SELL

FOUR Fishing Rods, complete

with reels. Good condition.

Large quantity of

hooks, lures, sinkers. Fish

landing net. Large Whitebait

net. Phone Bill 027 616

0285.

LPG REFILLS

9kg cylinders

$28.50

Anysizecylinder filled

17 Grey St,Ashburton

Phone 307 2707

LPG

REFILLS

Small LPG cylinders

Off Street Parking

Available

Arthur Cates Ltd

26 McNally Street

Ph 308 5397

Riverside Industrial Estate

2493763

2517932

OLD brass fire extinguisher.

Large gun safe. Heaps of

gun books and magazines.

Electric chainsaw. Old

Popular Mechanics magazines.

Phone 021 140

1392.

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

Rd, (behind

PlaceMakers). Phone 03

308 8033 or 027 249 6625.

TO LET

Office Space To Let

Generous Office/

Therapyspace.

Quiet residential

location.

6x6metres.

Enquiries and

viewing welcome.

Call 027444 7633

2519009

FOR LEASE

STORAGE available, Ashburton.

Self storage, variety

of sizes. Phone Rainbow

Storage 03 307 0401 or

phone/text 021 554 570

STORAGE

Unit.

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.

ashburtonstoragefacilities.

co.nz

2375521

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

Ashburtonrohe?

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

Canterbury. (Ashburton)

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

achievetheir goals.

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

others

• take action to reduce/resolveconflict

• act in ways thatreflectacommitmenttotheir colleagues and organisation

• support planned approaches to change for the benefit of pepe, tamariki and

their whanau

• 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

improve

• 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/

practicing certificate

• 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.mckenzie@pssc.co.nz

Enquiries to Jennie Payne (FamilyStartTeam Leader)

Ph:027 550 7108 or email jennie.payne@pssc.co.nz

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 n.l.stewart@farmside.co.nz or

ph: 0273092608

2518295

WE’LL HELP YOUR BUSINESS STAND OUT!

Over

16,065

copies every

week

Call in and see us at 199 Burnett St, Ashburton, or phone Jann or Karen

on (03) 308 7664 or email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

2518430

SITUATIONS WANTED

EXPERIENCED Carer,

housekeeper, qualified

cook. Available to come to

your home. References

available. Contact

Christine, Phone 027 218

0668.

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

count.

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

John McCaw

0274 140 157

john@mccawseeds.co.nz

BEEF FINISHING FARM

WORKER

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

finishing unit.

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

equipment.

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

wagons.

• 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

independently

• The ability tomulti-task and adapt to everchanging

priorities

• Basic pasture management skills

• Ability towork autonomously In the

supervisors absence

In Return wecan offer:

• A challenging but rewarding work

environment

• 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

2518297

Engineering Positions Available

Gray Engineering Solutions specialise in dairy,

pumping, augers, land rollers, spiral pipe welding,

general engineering and industrial fitting and

maintenance.

We have thefollowing positionsavailable:

• Welders/Fabricators

• 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

engineering.

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

work environment.

Interested?

Send acurrentCVtoHayden Bonnington at

hayden@engsolutions.co.nz or

call 027 346 8173 to find out more.

www.engsolutions.co.nz

2519350

Receptionist

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:

57oakgrovedental@gmail.com

2519307


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SITUATIONS VACANT

Job Vacancy

SITUATIONS VACANT

Family EngagementSupportWorker

Location: SaferMid CanterburyOffices,

Ashburton

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

arefromAfghanistan.

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

Worker Role

1) To set up and facilitate Former Refugee Support

Groups

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

SupportWorker;

- 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

and relationships

- Experience working in social services would be an

advantage

- 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

General Engineer

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

kyla.walklin@morrisonagri.co.nz

Please note: weare not working to fixed closing

datesand will startconsidering applications as they

arereceived so we encourage youtoapply early.

2518974

2519455

2518193

SITUATIONS VACANT

Teacher Aide

Part time,Fixed-termfor Term 4, 2022-

this position could extend into 2023.

Hours to be negotiated

Term 4start-starting date to

be negotiated

ENTERTAINMENT

Tina –Simply TheBest

Thursday13th October8pm

Adult $61.30* /Group 6+ $56.30* /

Child $36*

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

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.

SITUATIONS VACANT

Therole requires someone who:

• is able to work with low level learners and

neurodiverse students.

• has an understanding of differentiation between

curriculum levels to support the teacher withtheir

lesson plan;

• has the confidence to enforce school policy and

classexpectations.

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 college@mthutt.school.nz.

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

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

admin@ateventcentre.co.nz

2519163

FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD

OFFCUTS

$140 per cord

GREEN

SLABWOOD

$120 per cord

SCREENED

SLABWOOD

$150 per cord

3CORD GREEN

SLABWOOD

$350 per cord

C.O.D. in town

Adams Sawmill

Malcolm McDowell Rd

Phone

308-3595

GRAZING

*Servicefees apply

2508456

GRAZING Wanted. Please

contact Bess 027 342

8412.

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ENTERTAINMENT

THE JACKSON’SBISTROOPEN THUR &SAT EVENINGS

Courtesy van

runs every

Thursday, Friday

and Saturday

from 4pm

Join the RSA (the friendly club)

12-14 Cox Street, Ashburton. Phone 308 7175

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome

MEETINGS

PUBLIC NOTICE

MEETINGS

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This will be heldonThursday 13 October

at 7.30pm in the VarietyTheatreRooms,

212 Wills Street,Ashburton.

MethvenAged Person WelfareAssoc. Inc.

(OperatorofMethvenHouse)

Annual General Meeting

Monday 10thOctober 2022at7.00pm

AllSaintsAnglicanChurch

Members willbepostedanagenda

Annual financial reportswill be

available at the AGM.

Apologies forthe AGMto

Lynley Pluck- officeadmin@methvenhouse.co.nz

or phone03302 8528 ext3

New SocietyMembers would be very welcome-

Subs are$10

2517794

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,

at 7.30pm

Supper to follow

PUBLIC NOTICE

CLOSE OF ENTRIES FOR

ASHBURTONA&PSHOW

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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

AshburtonDistrict

FARMER’S MARKET

MARKET OPENS ...

SATURDAY 1OCTOBER 2022

9am to 12.30pm, West Street carpark

HEAPS of fresh produce, preserves,

plants, eggs,walnuts,potatoes,fish,

asparagus,honey,sausages,lavender,cheese,

yoghurt, succulents,liquorice,

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

ENROLMENTSFOR 2023

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 office@hinds.school.nz

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:

peteyoung.co.nz.

HOSPICE Mid-Canterbury.

Dealing with alife limiting

illness? Contact us to see

how we can support you.

Phone 307 8387 or 027 227

8387.

206 CLUB - provides company,

fun, entertainment,

games, speakers and more

for those 65 years and over.

Friendly, supportive

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

Ashburton, Seniors

Centre, 206 Cameron

Street. Enquiries to Julie,

phone 308 6817 or 027 281

9113.

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.

HOME SERVICES

ROOF COATINGS: All roof

types, specializing in

Decramastic and Long Run

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep

roofs not a problem. —

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.

PUBLIC NOTICE

FIRE EXTINGUISHER ON-SITE

SERVICING AND SALES

Urban Rural Commercial

Extinguisher testing and servicing

Certified extinguisher refilling

Enquireabout our on-sitefire

extinguisher training

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

“GiveItAGo”

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Thurs 29th

10.15 Hallelujah

12.00 Smile

12.30 Ticket to Paradise

2.10 Gloriavale

2.30 SeeHow They Run

4.00 Lancaster

4.20 Paws of Fury

6.15 Muru

6.15 SeeHow They Run

8.00 Smile

8.10 Ticket to Paradise

Fri30th

10.45 Hallelujah

3.00 Gloriavale

3.30 Smile

4.40 Good Luck LeoGrande

6.00 Muru

6.25 SeeHow They Run

8.00 Smile

8.15 Ticket to Paradise

9.20 DC League of Superpets

Sat1st &Sun 2nd

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12.00 Ticket to Paradise M

12.00 TheRailway Children Return PG

1.50 Paws of Fury

PG

2.00 DC League ofSuperpets PG

3.50 Lancaster

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6.00 Muru

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8.00 Smile

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8.10 Ticket to Paradise M

Mon3rd &Tues 4th

10.00 DC League of Superpets PG

10.00 Paws of Fury

PG

12.00 TheRailwayChildren Return PG

12.05 Ticket to Paradise M

1.50 Paws of Fury

PG

2.10 DC League ofSuperpets PG

4.00 Lancaster

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4.10 Smile

R16

6.00 Muru

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8.00 Smile

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8.10 Ticket to Paradise M

Wed5th

9.00 DC League of Superpets

10.00 Paws of Fury

11.00 SeeHow They Run

12.00 TheRailwayChildren Return

12.40 DC League of Superpets

1.50 Paws of Fury

2.30 Ticket to Paradise

4.00 Lancaster

4.20 Smile

6.00 Muru

6.20 SeeHow They Run

8.00 Smile

8.10 Ticket to Paradise

NO COMPS

DC League of Superpets,

Paws of Fury,

Smile

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ASHBURTON PAKEKE

Lions, Firewood Raffle.

Winner: Ticket No. 125 -

Wilsons.

GARAGE SALES

SATURDAY 1st October,

9am to 1pm, 2/68 Cameron

St, Ashburton. Various

household items. Drapes -

can be seen hanging.

NON MEMBERS WELCOME

2513210

LIVESTOCK

MIXED aged, Crossbred

Ewes with 8week old tailed

and drenched twin lambs.

$250. a set. Please ring

evenings, ph 03 302 7272.

2515408

St David’s Church

Fair &GarageSale

AllensRd, Allenton.

Saturday8 th October 9am-12 noon

Baking,Jams, Preserves, Plants,Walnuts,

WhiteElephantStall, BBQ, Morning Tea,

Children’s Games

Plus muchmore

2514763

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

Well presented, broad minded ladies 40-70 years

discretely earn/affordthe things youdeserve.

Commercial companionship

without emotional ties or expectations.

Check out privatearrangements.co.nz

then phone 028 2552 7060 (no texts)


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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.

Thereare manygood

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

squareyard!)

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

Xtra.

CARPET VINYL LAMINATE TILES BLINDS

68 Cass Street, Ashburton l Phone 308 0266 l www.flooringxtra.co.nz

2451194 2348589


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• Hatchback

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• 2400cc, petrol

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• 7seaterwagon

• 8air bags

• 89,065kms

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$8,500

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2012 NISSAN LATIO 1.2G, 1200cc, auto, ABS, cam chain, 57,558kms .................. $10,995

2005 NISSAN NOTE 15E, 1500cc, petrol,2WD,auto, ABS, 139,000km.....................$4,495

MAZDA

2009 MAZDAAXELA, auto, cam chain, 61,495kms ....................................................... $10,995

2012 MAZDADEMIO SKYACTIVE, 1300cc, auto, cam chain, ABS, 59,000kms.... $10,995

2008 MAZDACX7, 2400, auto, 4WD,131,000kms.............................................................$8,995

2013 MAZDADEMIO, 1300cc,auto, cam chain, ABS, 62,516kms............................. $10,995

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• 1300cc, hybrid

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• 5door

• Cam chain

• ABS

• Climate control

• 35,783kms

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$8,995

3½ stars

$9,995

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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

2009 SUZUKI

SWIFT SPORT

• 1600cc, petrol

• Manual

• 2WD

• ABS

• Cam chain

• Body kit

• 111,865kms

2 stars

$8,995

HONDA

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