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Volunteers from Fireand<br />

Emergency, St John, and Civil<br />

Defence were in downtown<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> this week to show<br />

what they do in alarge scale<br />

emergency.<br />

Andhow people can be<br />

prepared.<br />

Paramedic and St John<br />

major incident supportteam<br />

(MIST) manager Andrew<br />

Beckley said it showed how<br />

responders were ‘‘united in<br />

being ready to support our<br />

frontline first respondersif<br />

any major incident happens’’.<br />

It also aimed to prepare Mid<br />

Cantabrians for amajor<br />

Volunteersfrom Fire and Emergencyand St John in downtown <strong>Ashburton</strong> this week.<br />

earthquake, especially<br />

following recent tremors<br />

offshore, as well as in Taupo<br />

and Haast.<br />

It wasachance to hear about<br />

each of the services<br />

operational support teams can<br />

help in the event of an<br />

emergency.<br />

They are always on the look<br />

outfor more volunteers, Mr<br />

Beckley said.<br />

‘‘We just wanted to show the<br />

support elements and how we<br />

all work together.<br />

‘‘Together we can lookafter<br />

the community.<br />

‘‘It’s aunitything, and an<br />

awareness that the support<br />

elementsare there andifyou<br />

are keenonvolunteering and<br />

you don’t want to have all the<br />

nasty things with ambulance<br />

or fire,thenmaybe this is the<br />

thingfor you.<br />

‘‘There’s something for<br />

everybody to volunteer for,<br />

and for what they can do.’’<br />

Mr Beckley saidthe MIST<br />

team were anon­clinical team<br />

who did not fix people but<br />

‘‘support the people who do fix<br />

people’’.<br />

Similarly, thosewith<br />

FENZ’s operational support<br />

unit ­set up in 2019 ­played a<br />

supporting role during events,<br />

doingwhatever was needed at<br />

the time.<br />

Thesupport roles were<br />

aboutbeing prepared.<br />

‘‘Weneed to be prepared.<br />

Nobody is doomsday prepping<br />

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‘‘You don’t have to go out<br />

and stock up (extensively) but<br />

get yourself afirst aid kit, get<br />

your fire extinguisher ,get<br />

your go­bag sorted.’’<br />

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No­oneneeds to be alone at<br />

Christmas, organisers of <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s<br />

long­ running community christmas<br />

lunch say.<br />

It is open to anyoneand will be<br />

held on Christmas Day in the<br />

Tinwald MemorialHall at12.30pm.<br />

Organiser Ann Allott said<br />

registrations werealreadyflowing in<br />

and long­timesupporter DanLysaght<br />

would once again be leadingthe<br />

catering team; it’s also his birthday.<br />

She had volunteers from previous<br />

years put their handsuptohelp, as<br />

well as some newcomers, but more<br />

volunteers were welcome.<br />

Anyone able to help out on the day<br />

can contact Mrs Allot on 3<strong>08</strong> 0333.<br />

‘‘Nobody should be on their own at<br />

Christmas and anyoneiswelcome to<br />

attend,’’ shesaid.<br />

The lunch includesafull hotmeal<br />

with lamb, turkey andham with<br />

vegetables andall the condiments,<br />

followed by amini­pavlova, plum<br />

pudding,custard,fruit saladand ice<br />

cream dessert.<br />

FatherChristmas will also make a<br />

specialappearance and will hand<br />

out Christmascake.<br />

Thefreelunch,generouslyhelped<br />

through the support ofBraided<br />

RiversCommunity Trust, businesses<br />

and volunteers, usually feeds<br />

around150 peopleand those<br />

wantingtoattend are asked to<br />

registerthrough Community House<br />

or Presbyterian Support.<br />

Transporttoand from thelunch is<br />

alsoavailable to those who needit.<br />

‘‘Thelocal businesses are very<br />

generous in their support of the<br />

Christmas lunch,’’ Mrs Allotsaid.<br />

Mr Lysaghtsaiditwas because of<br />

that supportthat‘‘for many years we<br />

have never had to buy any real<br />

product’’.<br />

Howeversome things stillhad to<br />

be purchased, so any monetary<br />

Supporting those at the coalface<br />

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An emergency go­bagshould include<br />

birthcertificate copies, bank details,<br />

nationalhealth identification number<br />

and alist of any needed medications.<br />

St John’s major incident support<br />

team manager Andrew Beckley said<br />

put them ‘‘inaplasticbag, snap lock<br />

kept somewhere safe cos if the world<br />

does go bung that’s what you’re going<br />

to need.’’<br />

He saidhard copies, rather than<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> Community Christmas Lunch organiser Ann Allott and lead caterer<br />

Dan Lysaght are preparing for another successful gathering on Christmas Day<br />

open to anyone in the community.<br />

donations from thoseableatthe<br />

lunch was always welcome.<br />

Aregistrationform, which<br />

includes numbers attending andany<br />

dietary or transportneeds,is<br />

available in today’s <strong>Courier</strong><br />

newspaper, as wellasthrough the<br />

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

Lunch Facebookpage.<br />

Mrs Allot saidthe cancellation of<br />

the lunch last year because of covid<br />

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‘‘Ifour cell towers go out we lose all<br />

connectivity, so prepare for the worst<br />

and then yourset for the best,’’he<br />

said.<br />

Many of the district’s emergency<br />

services are looking for more<br />

volunteers including Civil Defence, St<br />

John, Land Search and Rescue and<br />

Fire and Emergency.<br />

Baya Bannockburn Cushion<br />

­the first timeinits manyyearsof<br />

operating ­had been extremely<br />

disappointing,and with covid again<br />

in the community, plans were being<br />

made to have volunteers delivera<br />

meal to anyonenot abletomake it as<br />

aresult.<br />

People with covid,orthose with<br />

covid symptoms, can phoneher at<br />

theabove number onChristmas Eve<br />

andleaveamessage, she said.<br />

Volunteering Mid &South<br />

Canterbury’s Dellwyn Moylan, who is<br />

with Civil Defence, was amongthose<br />

at the downtown display and was<br />

thankful to all emergency volunteers<br />

in the district. ‘‘International research<br />

shows that one if the areas people are<br />

wanting to volunteer in is the<br />

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3<br />

Hospital friends morning tea shout<br />

The volunteering efforts of<br />

Friends of <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital<br />

were recognised this week at a<br />

morning tea end of year<br />

celebration.<br />

Theevent, provided by<br />

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

around 20 volunteers from<br />

Friends of <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital<br />

get together at the hospitalfor<br />

the morning tea treat; just<br />

under half its usual contingent.<br />

Friends’ volunteer coordinator<br />

GrahamHaslemore<br />

said volunteers ­which<br />

numbered around48­provided<br />

volunteer services Monday to<br />

Friday to Wards 1, 2, the acute<br />

admitting unit andTuarangi<br />

Home.<br />

Theywereafriendlyface<br />

offering anything from warm<br />

morning tea beverages, a<br />

comfortingchat, entertainment<br />

or justan extrapairofhands<br />

abletohelppatientsout.<br />

‘‘Wealso providesome 300<br />

sets of knitted products(such<br />

as) beanies, singlets and<br />

blankets for newbornbabies in<br />

the maternity wing,’’ he said.<br />

Theknittedgoods, created<br />

throughoutthe year by<br />

members of the group andother<br />

community knitters, ­along<br />

with two teapots from members<br />

also involvedwith Inner Wheel<br />

­werepresented to hospital<br />

staffatthe morning tea, as well<br />

as asupply of toiletry packs<br />

sourced andmade upbythe<br />

Friends’ volunteers<br />

specificallyfor patients in<br />

Wards1and 2.<br />

Friends of <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital’s Graeme Haslemore, left, with Jane Harnett (<strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital),<br />

Rosemary Moore (Inner Wheel) and Julie Dockrill (<strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital) and the generous donations<br />

of knitted goods, toiletry packs and stainless steel teapots for the hospital.<br />

‘‘They are for those patients<br />

who, for whateverreason, find<br />

themselves admittedto<br />

hospital without suchitems. A<br />

lot of people endupinhospital<br />

withnothing, and they really<br />

appreciateit,’’ Mr Haslemore<br />

said.<br />

Each packcontainsaset of<br />

toothpaste, toothbrush, comb,<br />

soapand shampoo.<br />

The wool for knittedgoods<br />

and itemsfor the toiletry packs<br />

weremade possible through<br />

the generoussupport of<br />

Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong> (wool<br />

funds), Netherby FourSquare<br />

(Foodstuffs Community Trust<br />

South Island) and Acton<br />

InternationalMarket Ltd<br />

(toothbrushes).<br />

The goods wereaccepted on<br />

behalf of thehospitalbyJane<br />

Harnett (acute and inpatient<br />

services nurse manager) and<br />

Julie Dockrill (chargemidwife<br />

and maternity manager).<br />

The Friends of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital was setupin1976 at<br />

the request of then­hospital<br />

medical superintendent Dr<br />

Chapman andsocial worker<br />

Margaret Denham who<br />

recognised that while patient’s<br />

wereinhospital for medical<br />

treatment they werehappier,<br />

morecomfortable andless<br />

anxious if they had theirnonmedical<br />

needs met too, Mr<br />

Haslemoresaid.<br />

Thevolunteers carry out a<br />

range of duties including<br />

companionship and<br />

conversation, morning tea runs,<br />

reading to patients, helping<br />

occupational therapists on<br />

Ward 2, rostering duties for<br />

religious ministers chapel<br />

services, libraryservices,<br />

holidaydecorationsand treats,<br />

andatTuarangiHomesing a<br />

longsand Bingo, exercise<br />

sessions and amen’s coffee<br />

group. ‘‘The function of the<br />

groupwas, and still is,to<br />

supportnursing staff by<br />

providing physical, mentaland<br />

emotional comfort andsupport<br />

forpatients, their friends and<br />

whanau,’’ Mr Haslemore said.<br />

We takeaload off the nurses<br />

andare another friendly face<br />

forpatientsand arealway<br />

looking for more volunteers, he<br />

said.<br />

Volunteers, each workset<br />

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thebeginningofFebruary<br />

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Past and present members of the<br />

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celebrated the brigade’s 50th<br />

anniversary last weekend with a<br />

schoolfire safety day, community fun<br />

event and an evening function.<br />

The brigade, which began after the<br />

community ralliedinsupport of a<br />

localised operation in late1972,<br />

attends mostlyvegetation fires and car<br />

accidents. They havebetween 15­20<br />

call outs ayear.<br />

There are 20 members in the<br />

brigade with arange of experience,<br />

from nearly 60­odd years to someone<br />

with just acouple of years.<br />

Over the yearsfullytrained crew<br />

have been involved in fighting various<br />

large­scaleemergencies acrossNew<br />

Zealand including the Port Hills fires,<br />

PukakiDowns fire and Nelson<br />

flooding.<br />

As partofthe celebrations, fire crew<br />

spent time at Lauriston School<br />

teaching fire safety through fun<br />

activities and games, and hosted a<br />

community­friendly event at the<br />

Lauriston firestation.<br />

It saw many past and presentfire<br />

volunteers attend, including former<br />

crew memberBill Sides,afarmer in<br />

the district, who was present at the<br />

initial meetingand volunteered from<br />

1973 throughto1995.<br />

Mr Sides had since left the area and<br />

moved to <strong>Ashburton</strong> but was at the fire<br />

station to join in the celebrations<br />

which included FireWise and risk<br />

education, demonstrations of fire<br />

equipment including hosesand<br />

pumps,afire truckthemed bouncy<br />

castle, fire trucks display and free<br />

hamburgerswith the Farming<br />

Families barbecue,and hot and cold<br />

beverages.<br />

The evening event at the Hotel<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>saw long service awards<br />

presented by Mid South Canterbury<br />

district manager Rob Hands.<br />

Past and present ... photo above:<br />

Mary Sides and former fire volunteer<br />

Bill Sides, with current Lauriston fire<br />

volunteers Phillip Logan, Alan<br />

Butterick and David Logan catchup at<br />

Lauriston fire station’s 50th<br />

community event; insert: fire vehicles<br />

on display.<br />

Long service awards werepresented<br />

to Bernard Daley,Des Symes, Bruce<br />

Leonard and Charlie Tomlin who were<br />

among 11 volunteers to have their<br />

many years of service recognised.<br />

Mr Symesand Mr Daley both<br />

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conduct awards;the latter also<br />

receiveda15year award.<br />

Lauriston stalwarts Mr Leonard and<br />

Mr Tomlin receivedlong service<br />

awards for 46 and 44 years<br />

respectively.<br />

Awards recipients:<br />

Lauriston Volunteer Fire Brigade long<br />

service awards were given to Marthie<br />

Wright 3yrs, Rhys Wade 6yrs, Tom<br />

McKendry 6yrs, Sam Letham 6yrs,<br />

Simon Wilson 9yrs, Bernard Daley 15<br />

yrs, Barrie Begg 28 yrs, Charlie Tomlin<br />

44 yrs and Bruce Leonard 46 yrs.<br />

Bernard Daley long service and good<br />

conduct, Des Symes long service and<br />

good conduct.<br />

Life changing news welcome<br />

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It will start in April 2023.<br />

Trikafta is amedicine that treats the<br />

causeofcystic fibrosis for around 90%<br />

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Cystic FibrosisNZ(CFNZ) chief<br />

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‘‘FundingTrikafta will bringlifechangingbenefits<br />

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NEWS<br />

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

5<br />

Red Cross award for school<br />

Tinwald Branch of RedCross,<br />

as afinal community hooray,<br />

has donated aspecial,<br />

handcrafted trophyaward to<br />

the pupils of Tinwald School.<br />

TheRed Cross Principles<br />

Award, made by members of<br />

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

engraved by <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Engravers, was funded through<br />

the last remaining funds of the<br />

now­woundupRed Cross<br />

branch.<br />

Adonation was alsomade to<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> MenzShed.<br />

Red Cross area council<br />

committee memberfor Mid/<br />

South Canterbury Judy<br />

Skevington said the Red Cross<br />

Principles Award was<br />

intended for apupil of the<br />

school each year, who<br />

displayed many of the Red<br />

Cross seven principles;<br />

humanity, impartiality,<br />

neutrality,independence,<br />

voluntary service, unity and<br />

universality.<br />

“It’s for apupil that shows an<br />

understanding of humanity,<br />

has given of their time<br />

voluntarily and is welcomingto<br />

all in theschoolcommunity.”<br />

“The four principles of<br />

impartiality,neutrality,<br />

independence and unity are<br />

already shown in theTinwald<br />

BESTmotto,aswell as their<br />

Citizenship and Principal<br />

Awards.”<br />

TheTinwald Red Cross<br />

Branch wound up earlier this<br />

year after 57 years of helping<br />

peopleinthe community and<br />

Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone accepts the new school award from Red Cross area<br />

council committee member Judy Skevington. The award will be presented for the first time to a<br />

deserving pupil at the school prizegiving on <strong>December</strong> 15.<br />

PHOTO TONI WILLIAMS<br />

overseas.<br />

It was the result of just13<br />

members, many aged over 70,<br />

unabletocommittothe role of<br />

president,secretary or<br />

treasurer.<br />

Some members had<br />

continued as individual<br />

members withRed Cross,Mrs<br />

Skevingtonsaid.<br />

The Red Cross’ focus in<br />

recent years has been disaster<br />

risk management, first aid<br />

courses and education, Meals<br />

on Wheels deliveries,<br />

migration programmes,<br />

restoring family linksand<br />

fundraising opportunities.<br />

The branchofficially closed<br />

on March18, <strong>2022</strong>; coincidently<br />

the same day as when it started<br />

in 1965.<br />

At the time of closure,<br />

members donated aRed Cross<br />

first aid kit to Tinwald<br />

Memorial Hall for useinthe<br />

hall. They also donated two<br />

lightweight tables in memory<br />

of founding member,the late­<br />

Moira Mackenzie.<br />

OUT AND ABOUT<br />

DECEMBER 9­10<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> County LionsChristmas<br />

Festive Forest:Aspectacular display<br />

of Christmas trees from local<br />

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

EventCentre, Friday <strong>December</strong> 9<br />

from 2pm-7.30pmand Saturday<br />

<strong>December</strong> 10 from 10am-6pm.<br />

Father Christmaswill be in his Grotto<br />

on Friday3pm-5pm andSaturday<br />

10.30am-12pm &2.30pm-4.30pm.<br />

Entry$2 pp, $5 family.<br />

DECEMBER 9<br />

Mid Canterbury Rural Women New<br />

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at Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong>.Past and present<br />

members of provincial or anybranch<br />

can contact BevBagrie or Sandra<br />

Curd to register. Cost $30, includes<br />

buffetlunch.<br />

DECEMBER 16 ­23<br />

Christmas festiveweek at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Public Library withChristmas craft<br />

making and movies across set days<br />

of the week.<br />

DECEMBER 17<br />

Christmas family movie night at the<br />

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the classic holiday favourite Home<br />

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Buskers hit downtown <strong>Ashburton</strong>to<br />

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6 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

ASHBURTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL’S VALEDICTORIAN<br />

Volunteering to<br />

share skills<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Christian School’s <strong>2022</strong> Valedictorian Year 12 student Angus Tsui.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Christian School’s<br />

<strong>2022</strong> valedictorian Angus Tsui<br />

thought it was prettycool­and<br />

completely unexpected ­to<br />

receivethe award.<br />

The Year 12 student<br />

receivedthe awardfor<br />

constantly showing school<br />

principles both in and out of<br />

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He has been going to the<br />

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school since he was five years<br />

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‘‘everyone is friendly and the<br />

teachers are helpful and it is a<br />

small school as well,’’hesaid.<br />

Angus said his parents were<br />

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about the award. ‘‘They also<br />

had no cluewhatitwas,’’ he<br />

laughed.<br />

PHOTO DANIEL TOBIN<br />

Angus is also thestudent<br />

representative on the school’s<br />

board of trustees wherehe<br />

brings the opinions of<br />

studentstothe table.<br />

Angus said hisgoalistogo<br />

to universityand study<br />

medicine, ‘‘I would liketobea<br />

GP or amedicalresearcher,’’<br />

he said.<br />

Changing into the last set of dry<br />

clothesasavolunteer Guide<br />

leader at ajamboreeinSydney,<br />

Australia,isalastingand<br />

pleasantmemory forBronwyn<br />

Gilchrist.<br />

Shesays the event wasa<br />

wonderful experience.<br />

Bronwyn is the Volunteering<br />

Mid &South Canterburyand<br />

the Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong>Volunteer<br />

of the Month.<br />

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years andevery week turns up<br />

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Sheissocommitted she<br />

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volunteering, and her<br />

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leader is evident.<br />

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AorakiAward.<br />

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for the girls doing theactivities<br />

as partof theprogramme.<br />

Training is provided to<br />

leadersalong with a<br />

programmebut being able to<br />

quickly think of creative ideas<br />

if the weather changes and<br />

programmes need to be<br />

adapted is something Bronwyn<br />

is good at, she says.<br />

As wellasrunning her own<br />

unit,Bronwyn helpswhen the<br />

other<strong>Ashburton</strong> Guide units<br />

join together for camps and she<br />

will happilyshare her<br />

knowledge with other leaders.<br />

She has been involved in<br />

various regional,national, and<br />

international camps and<br />

jamborees.<br />

Bronwyn has also mentored<br />

Bronwyn Gilchrist<br />

new leaders and is happy to<br />

share programme ideas.<br />

With her talents and skills, it<br />

is notsurprising Bronwyn has<br />

held avariety of positions<br />

locally, regionally and<br />

nationally with Girl Guiding<br />

New Zealand.<br />

She doesn’t have any children<br />

involved with Guiding but<br />

enjoyed it when shewas young<br />

and wanted to give back to the<br />

organisation.<br />

She enjoys the chance to<br />

interact with young people and<br />

can see therealbenefit to girls<br />

in Guides.<br />

She says she has been<br />

delighted to see the girls to go<br />

on to achieve so many things in<br />

their lives; some have<br />

doctorates and masters.<br />

Bronwyn is saddenedseeing<br />

units in the district close; there<br />

soon to be only two units left in<br />

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

She says the reason for the<br />

closure is alackofvolunteers to<br />

lead theunits and help the girls<br />

learn skills.<br />

But it’s been avolunteering<br />

role which has been rewarding<br />

for Bronwyn and she<br />

encourages others to take up the<br />

opportunity to make a<br />

difference in young people’s<br />

lives .<br />

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Family Notices<br />

Engagement<br />

Deaths<br />

Deaths<br />

Memorial Service<br />

Murray and Judith Nelson<br />

and John and SandraBennett<br />

are delighted to announce<br />

the engagement ofCharlotte<br />

and Joshua.<br />

Deaths<br />

DAY, Richard John, on<br />

November 30, <strong>2022</strong>, at<br />

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

75 years. Lovingly cherished<br />

soulmate and best friend of<br />

Brenda. Much loved Dad<br />

to his daughters, Rebecca,<br />

Sarah, and Melanie. Adored<br />

Poppa of Amelia, Libby,<br />

Tobyn, Tyler, and Morgan.<br />

Respected father-in-law<br />

and friend of Jamie, Petre,<br />

Matthew, Mike, Danielle,<br />

Ricco, Zehnya, and Sascha.<br />

Best mate to Natalie, and<br />

Eddie. Your long courageous<br />

fight has finally come to<br />

an end. God saw you were<br />

getting tired and so He sent<br />

Hisangels to carry youhome.<br />

May you Rest in Peace dear<br />

one. You will remain forever<br />

in our hearts. Messages to<br />

the the Day family POBox<br />

616, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740. We<br />

owe an enormous debt of<br />

thanks and gratitude to Dr<br />

Penny Holdaway and the<br />

team of nurses who cared so<br />

lovingly and long forRichard.<br />

A funeral Mass for Richard<br />

has been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

de WYS Margaret Mary, on<br />

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

at Essie Summers Retirement<br />

Village, Christchurch. In her<br />

96th year. Beloved wife of<br />

the late Tjerne. Much loved<br />

mother and mother-in-law of<br />

John and Judith, the late Nick,<br />

and Hilda, Marianne and Chris,<br />

Chris, Paul and Sue, the late<br />

David, and Jill, and Tim and<br />

Mae. Loving Nana of Karen,<br />

Justin, Andrew, Roberta, Blair,<br />

Christine, Steven, Michael,<br />

Alistair, Ashley, Cameron,<br />

Jesse, Daniel, Ben, and Kate<br />

and loving great-Nana of<br />

her 27 great-grandchildren<br />

and one great-greatgrandchild.<br />

No flowers by<br />

request please. Messages to<br />

the de Wys family, POBox<br />

472, <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Aservice for<br />

Margaret has been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

Family<br />

Notices<br />

Enquiries phone<br />

Mary,Jann or Karen<br />

on<br />

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

or call into<br />

199 Burnett Street.<br />

GRAHAM, Dawn: Dawny<br />

died peacefully on 6<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong>, in Stoke<br />

Hospice, surrounded by her<br />

lovedones.<br />

Loved partner of Max Rogers<br />

(Richmond), wife of the<br />

late Ash Graham (Ranfurly),<br />

adored mum of Sandy and<br />

Liz (Dunedin), Vern and Kay<br />

Thomas (<strong>Ashburton</strong>), Mark<br />

and Susanne (Germany), and<br />

lovedbyall her grandchildren.<br />

Special thanks to Ann for<br />

everything, and to all the<br />

amazing people who helped<br />

Dawn through her illness.<br />

At her request, a no-fuss<br />

private cremation has been<br />

held.<br />

“Gone from our sight, but never<br />

our hearts”<br />

Dawny is in the care of<br />

Simplicity Funerals in Stoke -<br />

just in case youneed to know.<br />

MUIR, Thomas William<br />

(Tom), on <strong>December</strong><br />

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

at Coldstream Lifecare,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged 85 years.<br />

Lovedson of the late Thomas<br />

and Hazel. Loved brother<br />

and brother-in-law of the<br />

late Avis, and Des Thomas,<br />

and aloved uncle. Very dear<br />

friend of Sue. Messages to<br />

the Muir family POBox 472,<br />

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

thank you to the staff of<br />

Coldstream Lifecare and the<br />

Moore Street Medical Centre<br />

for their loving care ofTom.<br />

Aservice tocelebrate Tom’s<br />

lifewill be held in our chapel,<br />

corner East and Cox Streets,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> today, Thursday<br />

<strong>December</strong> 8, commencing<br />

at 2.00pm, followed by<br />

interment atthe <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

New Lawn Cemetery.<br />

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NEILSON, John Phillip,<br />

on <strong>December</strong> 5, <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

passed away peacefully<br />

at Coldstream Lifecare,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged 66 years.<br />

Dearly loved son of the late<br />

John and Val. Much loved<br />

brother and brother-in- law<br />

of Jim and Kathy, twin sister<br />

Lesley, and Maree. Amuch<br />

loved uncle and greatuncle<br />

of all his nieces and<br />

nephews. Messages to the<br />

Neilson family, POBox 472,<br />

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

donations to the Cancer<br />

Societywould be appreciated<br />

and may be made online<br />

at bit.ly/jpneilson0512. A<br />

Memorial servicetocelebrate<br />

John’s life will be held in<br />

our chapel, corner East and<br />

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

on Monday <strong>December</strong> 12,<br />

commencing at 2.00pm.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

NANKIVELL, Andrea (nee<br />

Watt), Loving partner of<br />

Keith. Sadly Andy passed<br />

away on <strong>December</strong> 6, <strong>2022</strong><br />

after a short battle with<br />

cancer. She was surrounded<br />

by her loving sisters, Leigh,<br />

Jane, and Beth. She will be<br />

living on in our hearts forever.<br />

R.I.P beautiful lady. Aprivate<br />

family servicehas been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

PETHIG, George Fredrick:<br />

Passed away suddenly at<br />

home, in <strong>Ashburton</strong>, on<br />

<strong>December</strong> 4, <strong>2022</strong>; in his 69th<br />

year.<br />

Husband of the late Pauline<br />

Haami. Sonofthe late Vernon<br />

and Elsie Pethig.<br />

A much beloved father,<br />

brother, Granddad and Koro<br />

by his family; also a well<br />

respected and cared for<br />

friend and member of our<br />

community who fondly knew<br />

him as HORI.<br />

A funeral service will be<br />

held for George at Patersons<br />

Funeral Services, 530 East<br />

Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> at 10am,<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 9th.<br />

ROONEY, John Matthew, on<br />

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

at home,<strong>Ashburton</strong>, aged 74<br />

years. Dearly loved husband<br />

of Margaret. Much loved<br />

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

Paula, Patrick and Donna,<br />

and Anna, and beloved<br />

Grandad of Mac, Jonty,<br />

Leah, and Ted. Amuch loved<br />

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

Uncle. Messages to the<br />

Rooney family, POBox 472,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740. ARequiem<br />

Mass to celebrate John’s life<br />

will be held at the Church<br />

of the Holy Name, Sealy<br />

Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, on Friday<br />

<strong>December</strong> 9th commencing<br />

at 11.00am, followed by<br />

private cremation at the<br />

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

Recitation of the Rosary will<br />

be held at the Church today,<br />

Thursday <strong>December</strong> 8, at<br />

5.00pm.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

DONALDSON, Ernest<br />

Murray (Murray): Passed<br />

away on MondayOctober 31,<br />

<strong>2022</strong>. Aged 81.<br />

Dearly loved father and<br />

father-in-law of Katie and<br />

Paul Chapman. Loved<br />

grandad of Alex, Jesse and<br />

Sophie. Much loved brother<br />

and brother-in-law ofDenise<br />

and Mike Pelvin and the late<br />

Viv. Loved uncle to all his<br />

nieces and nephews.<br />

REMEMBRANCE GATHERING:<br />

To all those who knew<br />

Murray and would like to pay<br />

their respects,weare holding<br />

a remembrance gathering<br />

on Saturday 10th <strong>December</strong>,<br />

2pm to 4pm, at the Crown<br />

Hotel, Corner of Talbot and<br />

Wilson Streets, Geraldine.<br />

Afternoon teawill be served.<br />

Acknowledgement<br />

ESKER, Graham Bruce<br />

(Grayway and Wildman):<br />

23.12.1951 -31.<strong>08</strong>.<strong>2022</strong><br />

Heather and family wish to<br />

express their thanks for the<br />

love and support shown<br />

to them during the loss<br />

of their loved husband,<br />

father and grandfather.<br />

We greatly appreciate all<br />

whom attended the service<br />

and wish to thank all those<br />

who supported us by<br />

sending flowers, baking,<br />

and messages. Please<br />

accept this as a personal<br />

acknowledgement from<br />

Graham’s family.<br />

KEIG, Johnny, 9-9-<strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Steph and her family<br />

send a heartfelt thanks to<br />

everybody thathad provided<br />

us with love and support<br />

with the recent passing of<br />

Johnny. The baking, meals,<br />

flowers, cards, and visits…..<br />

thank you! The support<br />

has been overwhelming.<br />

Johnny’s funeral was a<br />

tribute to him and he will<br />

be missed so much. As it<br />

would be impossible to<br />

thank everybody. Please<br />

accept this as a personal<br />

acknowledgement.<br />

“You may not be living here<br />

for all to see, but in my<br />

heart you will live forever.<br />

Youwill always be with me.”<br />

Plains open day<br />

The Plains Railway &<br />

Historical Museums Precinct in<br />

the Tinwald Domain, will be<br />

full of fun this Sunday, with the<br />

‘Christmas Celebration' themed<br />

open day from 11am ensuring<br />

there's festive cheer for<br />

everyone.<br />

Museum buildings have been<br />

decorated and Ja1260 ­the<br />

largest coal fired locomotive in<br />

the South Island ­coaled,<br />

washed and polished, ready to<br />

haul the Christmas Express,<br />

complete with carriages full of<br />

tinsel.<br />

There will be more than 30<br />

market stalls attending for<br />

those last minute unique gifts ­<br />

from jewellery and artwork to<br />

concrete garden ornaments ­<br />

there's something for everyone,<br />

along with food and coffee<br />

vendors attending. The day will<br />

be held wet or fine, so hopefully<br />

Mother Nature will be kind.<br />

Members of the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Silver Band will visit and play<br />

those favourite carols from<br />

11.30am ­12.30pm.<br />

Afree Santa Hunt will keep<br />

the children exploring the<br />

display buildings, and of course<br />

the day wouldn't be complete<br />

without avisit from Santa ­<br />

arriving at 2pm to chat and take<br />

requests in the Waterton<br />

Church.<br />

If you haven't visited the site<br />

for awhile, head along to<br />

browse through the amazing<br />

history on offer with the<br />

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

housing the best collection of<br />

local volunteer firefighter<br />

memorabilia in the South<br />

Island, the miniature train will<br />

have rides on offer with the<br />

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

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

Woodworkers will be crafting<br />

in their workshop and the Lynn<br />

Museum’s collection of wood<br />

working tools and turning<br />

exhibits is open for viewing.<br />

Decorations at The Plains<br />

will remain in for the next<br />

public open day on <strong>December</strong><br />

28 which is another chance to<br />

visit with family and friends<br />

during the Christmas/New Year<br />

break.<br />

The site also open on the first<br />

three Sundays in January (8th,<br />

15th, 22nd )tocater for<br />

holidaymakers exploring Mid<br />

Canterbury's unique<br />

attractions. Check out the The<br />

Plains Railway &Historical<br />

Museum on Facebook, where<br />

updates on site happenings are<br />

regularly published.<br />

The Christmas Celebration<br />

Open Day runs from 11am until<br />

4pm in the Tinwald Domain, 62<br />

Maronan Road, Tinwald.<br />

Teaches vote to strike<br />

Post Primary Teachers'<br />

Association (PPTA) Te<br />

Wehengaruamembers have<br />

rejectedoffers by government<br />

forsettlementofthesecondary<br />

principals’and secondary<br />

teachers’ collectiveagreements,<br />

andthe area school teachers’<br />

andarea schoolprincipals’<br />

collective agreements.<br />

Theyvoted at paid union<br />

meetingsaround the country<br />

last week to takeaone­day<br />

strike in Term 1, 2023 and<br />

imposeaban on allinternal<br />

relief coverfrom the start of<br />

Term 1, 2023.<br />

PPTATeWehengarua<br />

president Melanie Webber<br />

hoped governmentimproved<br />

theofferssufficientlytoheadoff<br />

asummerofdiscontentinour<br />

schools next year.‘‘Teachers<br />

havevoted decisively against<br />

the Government’s offer and<br />

decisively for industrialaction.”<br />

Thegovernment’s offer across<br />

all four collective agreements<br />

included apay offer over two<br />

years belowthe projected cost<br />

of living.Schools would<br />

seriously struggle to recruit and<br />

retain specialist subject<br />

teachersatthepay rates<br />

proposed. The offers fail to<br />

address key conditions and<br />

staffing claimsmade by<br />

principals andteachers<br />

including claims for more<br />

guidance counsellors and other<br />

specialiststaff to provide the<br />

school­based assistancethat<br />

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said.<br />

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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 41<br />

8<strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

DeputyPrincipal Message<br />

SPACPAC2023<br />

On 04 November, the University of Canterbury<br />

held the SPACPAC Emerging Leaders’ Breakfast<br />

for Pasifika students from schools from across<br />

Canterbury. Due to Covid, last year’s SPACPAC<br />

breakfastdid not go ahead.<br />

The purpose ofthe event was toacknowledge<br />

the work ofour Pacific students who have shown<br />

leadership qualities through their actions in and<br />

out of the classroom. This celebration aims to strengthen the partnership<br />

that students, families, and communities have with teachers, principals,<br />

tertiaryproviders, local andcentral government.<br />

From College, both Edelma Kelsall and Rere Strickland, Year 12<br />

students (pictured below, leftand right), were acknowledged forshowing<br />

leadership potential within our school.<br />

It was great to have Edelma’s<br />

parents come along on the<br />

journey to the Christchurch<br />

campus.<br />

We believe Rere and Edelma<br />

have the attributes and<br />

qualities to be effective<br />

student leaders at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College, and they have been<br />

accepted to attend the College<br />

Student Leadership Camp that<br />

willbeheld with other selected<br />

students atthe beginning of<br />

2023.<br />

GuestSpeaker<br />

We alsohad aguestspeaker,DrHelenaCook, alecturer at theUniversity<br />

of Canterbury who is of Samoan descent. She talked about her journey<br />

within education and her rise towards her current position. One ofthe<br />

key messagesshe gave wasaroundstudents applyingfor scholarships.<br />

Events<br />

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

This annual festival was held at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Event Centre on<br />

Thursday 24 November,with many early childhood centresand primary<br />

schools from Hakatere, and with <strong>Ashburton</strong> Intermediate School and<br />

the College participating.<br />

The event is funded by Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong> Community Foundation and<br />

run by Te HukaTai Trust,who run community and educationaleventsinMid<br />

Canterbury.<br />

Teacher of Te ReoTiipene Philip said that there was agreat turnout at the<br />

event, with most schools in the Hakatereareathatcould participate,being<br />

there.The atmosphere was really niceand pupils, whānau/family,staff and<br />

organisers had agreat time.<br />

TheEvent Centre staff were excellentinsupporting the day, andtheir helpis<br />

acknowledgedwith thanks.<br />

The emphasis for the event was onparticipating, enjoying oneself, and<br />

beingable to seeothers performas well.<br />

OurCollegegroup took on the role as tuākana(the olderstudents guiding<br />

the younger students) and did amarvellousjob of keepingthings moving,<br />

and creating apleasantatmosphere.<br />

Their performance bracket was agood stirring performance, generating<br />

some real energy. Tiipene said thank you toSonia-Leigh Stephens-Tahuri<br />

and Ocean Waitokia fortheir work in getting us there!<br />

Congratulations<br />

TheBig I(Innovation) –<br />

aTeWhareManaakiMusic Experience<br />

On Thursday01<strong>December</strong>,TeWhare Manaaki students were treatedto<br />

aday workshop organised by Chamber Music New Zealand and JOLT<br />

Dance whoare National DisabilityArtsPartners.<br />

Five facilitators: Cathy Irons, Lyn Cotton, Renee Ryan, Mark LaRoche and<br />

Daniel Forman, travelled to <strong>Ashburton</strong> and led the students in developing<br />

their ownmusic playedonawidevarietyofinstruments.<br />

TheWorkshop is called ‘The Big I’,with the ‘I’standing forInnovation.<br />

The concept is to release the musical creativity ofdisabled individuals in<br />

afun and supportive manner. This support from professional musicians<br />

was astimulating day ofmusical exploration for these <strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

students.<br />

ThreeYear 10 Music students came asmentors and worked alongside the<br />

Te Whare Manaaki students, and the group was most appreciative ofthe<br />

support of PJ Taumaoe, LilyHigson and Olivia Muir.<br />

(Pictured below): Mark La Rochewith Niesje Burgerhout.<br />

College students in performance (pictured above, front row, left toright):<br />

Rongomai Heke, Bill'e O'Brien, Freedom-Lee Gleave, Ngahuia Maeva,<br />

Ebony Manuel-Hayes.<br />

(Back row, left toright): Joshua Winter, Summer Foster, Donny Thompson,<br />

(obscured), Caleb Ede, Janaya Smith-Allan, Kaiwhaiki Peetitumango,<br />

J-R Gleave,Keanu Smith.<br />

For those students moving to study at university, there are many<br />

scholarships available and she encouraged all students to apply for<br />

them. Another key message she gave was tomake the most ofthe<br />

opportunities schools provide to supporttheir application efforts.<br />

Iencourageall studentstoget involved in what<strong>Ashburton</strong>Collegeoffers<br />

in the space ofservice and leadership. Not only does the school benefit<br />

from astudent’s contribution, but it will also support their application<br />

when applying forscholarships.<br />

ATime to Reflect<br />

Iamenjoying my first year at <strong>Ashburton</strong> College and Ican sayit’sbeen a<br />

time filled with relationship building,new learning and gratitude.Ihave<br />

been impressed with how hard our staff have been working to support<br />

the learning and well-being of our students throughout the year.<br />

Ihavealso been impressed with our students and the waythey generally<br />

behaveinand aroundthe school.Iamlooking forwardtosupporting our<br />

ākonga (students) in 2023 andbeyond.<br />

Apart ofreflection isalso identifying areas of improvement. Iintend<br />

to continue addressing these areas within my areas of responsibility<br />

to ensure our students, staff and community continue to be proud<br />

to be associated with our school. Iam grateful to be amember of the<br />

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

HolidaySeason<br />

Iwish everybody asafeand happyholidayseason, andIlook forwardto<br />

knowing moreofour schoolcommunityin2023.<br />

Hannibal Ikahihifo<br />

DeputyPrincipal •TumuakiTuarua<br />

Information<br />

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

Pleasenotethatthe College Office will be open until<br />

Thursday15<strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

and is re-opening on Friday20January2023.<br />

Hours: 8:00am –4:30pm Mondays,Tuesdays,Thursdays;<br />

from 9:00am on Wednesdays (<strong>08</strong> Februaryon);<br />

8:00am-4:00pm on Fridays.<br />

Forthcoming Events<br />

(Pictured above, clockwisefromthe front):<br />

RhiannanChoat,<br />

Skylah Wilson-Brown,<br />

Freedom-Lee Gleave,<br />

KaiwhaikiPeetitumango performing.<br />

(Pictured above,front and back): Keanu Smith and Ngahuia Maevaperforming.<br />

<strong>December</strong><br />

09-11 NZSS Track,Field and Road Championships,Inglewood<br />

Some Key2023 Early-Year Dates<br />

January<br />

25-27 Year 13 Leadership Camp (for confirmed students),<br />

Mt Hutt Retreat<br />

26-27 Peer SupportTraining, selectedYear12students.<br />

26, 27 Course Confirmation. ForselectedYear12and 13 students only<br />

by appointment.<br />

31 Jan-01 Feb Teacher Only Days<br />

February<br />

02 Year 9and 13 students first day.<br />

Kōhanga students first day.<br />

Te WhareManaaki–all students start.<br />

Pōwhiri, 11:25am<br />

03 Year 10 and 12 students first day<br />

06 WaitangiDay public holiday<br />

07 Year 11 students firstday<br />

Term Dates2023 –<br />

Term One Thursday02February(Years 9and 13 start,<br />

Kōhanga and Te WhareManaaki)-Pōwhiri<br />

Friday03February (Years 10 and 12 start)<br />

Tuesday07February (Year 11 start)<br />

-Thursday06April<br />

Term Two Wednesday26April - Friday30June<br />

Term Three Monday17July - Friday22September<br />

Term Four Monday09October - Thursday26October (Year 13)<br />

- Tuesday31October (Years11/12)<br />

- Monday11<strong>December</strong><br />

(Years 9and 10)<br />

(Pictured above: Jacob Olsen on<br />

drums,with musician<br />

Mark La Roche.<br />

(Pictured above):<br />

ChelsseaCheesman enjoying the<br />

violin with CathyIrons.<br />

TheTeWhareManaakigroup andhelperstogetheronthe Big Iday.<br />

(Pictured above, back row, left toright): Rosalyn Rhodes (Learning Support<br />

Assistant),PJTaumaoe, Jonathan Hardy, Cody Robin,Cheryl Hardy (teacher),<br />

Chelssea Cheesman, Lyn Cotton (JOLT Dance), Mark LaRoche (Chamber<br />

MusicNZ), DeltaTaeauga.<br />

(Front row, left to right): Jenny Oliver (Learning Support Assistant),<br />

Stacey Cooper, Lily Higson, Jacob Olsen, Niesje Burgerhout, Renee Ryan<br />

(JOLTDance),DanielForman(JOLTDance),Cathy Irons (Chamber MusicNZ).<br />

Similar programmes have been run in Auckland,Wellington, Dunedin and<br />

Nelson and the group is planning asix-centre tour with the New Zealand<br />

SymphonyOrchestra.<br />

Te WhareManaaki students were delightedthatthey managedtohavesuch<br />

qualitytimewith thesegiftedmusicians.


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 41<br />

8<strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Events<br />

Graduation Dinner<br />

This final College event for the Year 13 students, before they move<br />

to their post-secondary school endeavours, was held at the Hotel<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on Sunday 03 <strong>December</strong>, attended by160 students, with<br />

parents and caregivers,and staff.<br />

Key organisers were Head ofSenior School Abbey Bruce, with the Student<br />

Executive, plus House Captain input on the night.<br />

Appreciation is giventothe Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong> fortheirorganisation andthe<br />

meal quality.<br />

Senior School Dean Jason Vannini opened proceedings, followed bythe<br />

welcomefromPrincipal Ross Preece.<br />

Presentation of Graduation Certificates toleavers was akey part ofthe<br />

evening,with House Captains<br />

readingthe namesalong with<br />

alittlequotefor each student<br />

in attendance, whilestudents’<br />

Akoteachers shookhands<br />

and presentedthe certificates.<br />

TheDeputy Head Student<br />

Reportswerea<strong>2022</strong> Video,<br />

following themaincourse;<br />

while the HeadStudent<br />

Reports, and Game,included<br />

the Class of <strong>2022</strong> Sunglasses<br />

Video.<br />

(Pictured right,<br />

lefttoright):<br />

Year 13<br />

Geography<br />

students<br />

Charles Savage,<br />

Claudia Thomas,<br />

William Wills,<br />

Jack Brown,<br />

Holly Trotter,<br />

Jorja Roulston.<br />

(Pictured left, lefttoright):Head<br />

Students TC Trusler-Clark,<br />

Millar Newlands,Jack Brown,<br />

Jorja Roulston.<br />

Head Student Jorja Roulston said that ‘Graduation Evening was alovely<br />

night filled with lots of laughs and tears.Itwas awesome to seeeveryonedressed<br />

up and to say afinal farewell to some of our teachers and friends who havebeen<br />

with us the whole way through school. Itwas avery bitter-sweet feeling but I<br />

think that manyofusare feeling excited for the nextchapter of our lives’.<br />

The<br />

AshColl<br />

Way<br />

Congratulations<br />

ArtWorkSelection forAmalia Worsfold<br />

Year 10 College student Amalia Worsfold is one oftwelve artists from<br />

throughout New Zealandtohaveher artworkchosen to be featured in<br />

the 2023Chorus Calendar.<br />

Amalia applied for consideration via the Chorus website, submitting her<br />

designs for review by the judging panel, after learning of this opportunity<br />

via aChorusFacebook post.<br />

(Pictured left<br />

and above<br />

right):<br />

Thedesigns<br />

whichwill be<br />

on the2023<br />

calendar.<br />

Congratulations<br />

As youtravelaround<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>you can view<br />

some of Amalia’s work on<br />

Chorus boxes. Her first<br />

artworkwas one Amalia<br />

did as a12year old,on<br />

the corner of Elizabeth<br />

Street and Oak Grove. Her<br />

second work is by the old<br />

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

cemetery, and then a<br />

smaller one on the corner<br />

of William and Aitken<br />

Streets.<br />

Amalia said she has plans for acouple more designs, with afew thoughts<br />

coming to mind at this stage.<br />

(Pictured left):<br />

Amalia’s most<br />

recent Chorus art<br />

and (below): the<br />

painting completed<br />

approximately two<br />

years ago.<br />

ChloeGrahamAccepted Into<br />

NewZealand School of Dance<br />

Year 9student Chloe Graham’s hard work and determination has paid<br />

off with acceptanceinto the NewZealand School of Dance.<br />

Chloe showed real mettle when auditioning again this year, after going<br />

through the process in2021 but not being accepted on that occasion. She<br />

said she really wanted to work harder to be accepted this year and,indeed,<br />

shewas successful.<br />

There are two dance options for audition,<br />

Tennis Successes –<br />

AshtonCromie andJakeParsons<br />

<strong>2022</strong> CanterburySecondarySchools’Year 9and 10 Championships<br />

Both Ashton and Jake competed in these championships held at<br />

Wilding Park, Christchurch on 22 and 23 November, with significant<br />

success.<br />

Eighty-one players were involved overall in the two days, with fifteen<br />

competing in each of the Year 10 and Year 9boys sections.<br />

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

Jake Parsons and Ashton Cromie.<br />

Ashton Cromie has played inthe<br />

primary competition previously,<br />

but this was his first year as a<br />

secondaryschool player, playing in<br />

the Year 9category.<br />

Ashton held his nerve in some very<br />

close games. In the play-offs he<br />

had awin over the second seed<br />

at 10-4 inasuper tie-breaker. This<br />

took him into the quarter-finals<br />

which, again, he woninasuper tiebreaker,<br />

11-9; followed by asemifinal<br />

winalso in asuper tie-breaker,<br />

10.8.<br />

2nd placed Year 9Boys’ Singles<br />

In the final, Ashton went down toLouis Delatour from Christ’s College, to<br />

finish 2nd placed.<br />

Jake Parsons competed in the boys’Year 10 singles competition, saying<br />

he had a‘super-close’ semi-final which could have gone either way. On<br />

this occasion Jake was able to gain<br />

the win -6-4, 5-7 –fromasupertiebreaker<br />

(10-5).<br />

Jake described his finals opposition<br />

as a‘really good guy’, saying it wasa<br />

good match inhot conditions, but<br />

with good tennis.<br />

1st placed Year 10 Boys’Singles<br />

Jake emerged the winner 6-2, 7-5.<br />

(Pictured right): Jake in action from<br />

the base line.<br />

Tennis NZ Training Camp forJake<br />

Jake has also achieved some additional tennis development<br />

opportunities recently.<br />

HisTop 8Under 15 Boys’ranking gained him aplaceatthe High Performance<br />

Tennis NZ Training camp, held in Albany, Auckland. Jake described this as<br />

providing‘reallygood tennisand training,lots of good hitting’ saying it was<br />

agood experience to have in ahigh intensity environment. The camp also<br />

encompassedthe Top8Under15Girls.<br />

Part of the approach for the camp also was to bring together players who<br />

areeligible to competeinnext year’s Junior Davis CupEvent (overseas) and<br />

from this campstarttomake selections.Jake said this is agradual narrowing<br />

down process at each camp, until the three boys and three girls who will<br />

travel,are selected<br />

Under 16 Masters Tournament<br />

Jake also took part in this tournament, held in Hamilton during October.<br />

Again, Jake describedit as providing good hittingand greatexperience.<br />

ballet and contemporary, which was held<br />

in the middle of Term Three. Successful<br />

auditionees are accepted for one or the<br />

other dance style. This year Chloe nominated<br />

contemporary as her firstchoice, and ballet as<br />

her second.<br />

The auditions took place in Christchurch<br />

with applicants taught a dance and then<br />

performing it to the selection personnel from<br />

Wellington, and one each from ballet and<br />

contemporary, but working collaboratively.<br />

Therewerealso anumberof‘tricks’ to checkdancers’flexibility.<br />

Chloe said she found out only twoweeksago thatshe wassuccessful, so it<br />

had been along,‘nerve-wracking’wait as other dancers from throughout<br />

New Zealand were evaluated. Younger brother Tamati is also part ofthe<br />

School of Dance, having beenaccepted in last year.<br />

Thedance regime carries alot of hours and ahuge commitment with it,with<br />

Chloe travelling to Southern Ballet in Christchurch four times aweek, for a<br />

two tofour hour tuition period. Additional tothis, athome, are the stretch<br />

routines to increase flexibility, andmuscle workouts,sothatthesedon’t take<br />

up class time.<br />

Next year,the SchoolofDancecommitment will be amonthly weekendtrip<br />

to Wellington towork in class with the teachers there, starting around the<br />

timethe school year starts.<br />

The tenure within the School of Dance is<br />

essentially for one year, however it is also cutthroat<br />

to a degree in that a dancer can get<br />

dropped out atany stage. Looking forward, the<br />

dancers undertake an exam in the finallesson of<br />

the year which goes towards deciding on their<br />

inclusion or not forthe following year.<br />

Chloe started dancing (highland) at aged<br />

four, and became aNew Zealand Age Group<br />

Champion, but made the decision she wanted<br />

to change to balletand to competitions, training<br />

with DanceWorx.<br />

Chloe said she was really surprised and excited<br />

to get selected this year, saying she is one of<br />

the‘older’girls, with many selected being quite<br />

young.<br />

Currently herfocus is on preparing,with others, forthe SouthernBalletendof-year<br />

showinChristchurch. Chloeisobviously in foranexciting andbusy<br />

2023. College News continued next page<br />

WorldVision Regional AwardRecognition<br />

forCollege Students<br />

On 17 November Tim Pamflett, World Vision School Manager,<br />

presented Zane Cameron (Head of the <strong>2022</strong> College Community<br />

Services Committee) and Campbell McBride (Head of the <strong>2022</strong><br />

College StudentWelfareCommittee) with twoawardsfor theCollege’s<br />

sterlingcontributions to theWorld Vision 40 Hour Famineappeal held<br />

nationally in early July.<br />

Zaneand Campbell said that the College Student Executive wanted ahigh<br />

level ofparticipation, with day one of the challenge being‘living without’.<br />

Students chose their options with some being; no furniture (therefore<br />

sittingonthe floor), not usingone’s dominant hand, no cellphone use, not<br />

usingbags.<br />

Thestudents put in asignificant amountofworktoraise funds,bygaining<br />

sponsors for their ‘famine’activities, holding anon-uniform day at College,<br />

and fundraising outside SuperValue Tinwald, Countdown <strong>Ashburton</strong>, and<br />

Countdown<strong>Ashburton</strong> South.<br />

Both Zane and Campbell credited their committees for their huge<br />

contributions to theoutcomes,saying they reallyappreciatedtheir help.<br />

The Student Welfare Committee members were: Campbell McBride<br />

(Head of Committee), Rachel McArthur, Imogene Felton, Jack Jessep,<br />

Maddy Young; Year 12 representatives: MykelPascual,HenryGoodes.<br />

The Student Community Services Committee members were:<br />

Zane Cameron (Head of Committee), Aaliyah Power, Lana Clark-Powell,<br />

Jessalene Eclipse, Lydia Hooley: Year 12 representatives: Hayley McQuillan-<br />

Ross,Orpah Sildo.


Congratulations<br />

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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 41<br />

8<strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

(Pictured above,lefttoright): Zane Cameron, TimPamflettfromWorld Vision,<br />

Campbell McBride.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College contributed $1000 to the World Vision Famine<br />

cause of bringing clean water tochildren, and gained two Regional<br />

Awards –the Outstanding Student Leadership Team Award for being<br />

an outstanding WorldVision 40 Hour Famine organising studentteam,<br />

displaying team work,leadership and collaboration (pictured being held<br />

by Zane Cameron).<br />

The second award was aSchool Award acknowledging the schools<br />

outstanding fundraising efforttohelpbring clean watertochildren in<br />

the world’stoughest places (pictured being heldbyCampbell McBride).<br />

Regional Awards relate to the South Island, so this was a significant<br />

recognition and areal commendation forthe hardworkand external focus<br />

of our students.<br />

Aoraki Junior Sports Week<br />

This nowannualevent washeld over the week of 21-25November,and<br />

provided opportunity for Year 9and 10 students to experience sports<br />

theymay nototherwise take part in.<br />

DuetoCollegebring closed forthe Teacher OnlyACCORD Days on 21 and 22<br />

November, our students were onlyable to be involved in twoofthe sports<br />

this year:<br />

TheAmazing Race<br />

This washeld on Wednesday23November,with Collegehaving threeteams<br />

entered. Coach Darion Gray and Manager Mandy Harrisonaccompaniedthe<br />

teams.<br />

Darion said that the twenty four competing teams were spread the length<br />

and width of Caroline Bay competing, and at gathering points, inamix of<br />

physical,academic, team building andproblem-solving challenges.<br />

The course covered roads, tracks, and unpredictable terrain; this being<br />

along with the wind proving challenging, particularly when teams had to<br />

erect ashelter with nothing more than atarpaulin, ropes and what they<br />

could scavenge from the beach.<br />

Therewas greatinter-schoolrivalry,with this eventbeing extremely popular<br />

and ahighlightoftheJuniorSports Week Calendar.<br />

Darion noted thatitwas Mihi Pai’s allround forour studentswho were super<br />

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

Final Results<br />

TheAshColl Blueteam placedthirdequal.<br />

AshColl Team White (pictured below,<br />

left toright): Aiden Lapham, Riley<br />

Wall,Mitchell Lye, TomHarrison.<br />

Two ofthe activities were the Tugof-Warand<br />

putting up ashelter.<br />

(Pictured left, lefttoright):<br />

Sophia Aguila, Jorja Abernethy,<br />

Taniela Palavi, Suliasi Hala’ufia.<br />

TheRed Team (pictured below,<br />

lefttoright): Macy Lewis-West,<br />

Kate Rickard,<br />

Alyssa Skevington,<br />

MariskaWalsh.<br />

The Girls’Ateam finished in 3rd place, winning their final game against<br />

St Kevin’s College in whatwas described as an awesome three-set match.<br />

TheBoys’College Aand Bteams came joint3rd in their tournament and<br />

then playeda3rd versus 4th play-off back at College,which the Ateam won<br />

2-0, clearing them as 3rdplace-getters.<br />

Theday wasdescribed as averygood dayofvolleyball,enjoyedbyall.<br />

(Pictured above): College Volleyball teams’members.<br />

In their shelter,with<br />

an opposition team<br />

(pictured left, lefttoright):<br />

MariskaWalsh,<br />

Kate Rickard,<br />

Alyssa Skevington,<br />

MacyLewis-West.<br />

Volleyball<br />

Volleyball Coach Jonah Drye said that AshColl Volleyball took six<br />

teams, three boys’and three girls’teams, tothe Aoraki Junior Sports<br />

TournamentonThursday24November.<br />

Jonah said that all teams playedreally well across the dayand the students<br />

representedthe College very well.<br />

Team Members were:<br />

Teams A B Blue<br />

Girls<br />

Boys<br />

Hope Mendez LilyKwanWing Emma Doig<br />

Tiresa Kwan Wing Hazel Bernarte IslaHart<br />

Yumi Cabalse DonnaDandin Ellenor Irimana<br />

Gloria Masih SaraiFaalavai Empress Lumatac<br />

Ysabella Tawatao Irenee Pepito Joselene Mallari<br />

Makeleta Ula Kelly Ratapu Emma Matau<br />

PoppyVaevae Siosiana Taufa Sargam Pakhrin<br />

TorryWilson-Brown<br />

Mikaella Rigor<br />

Kalotia Ula<br />

BenCiron ‘Apai Hala AshtonCromie<br />

Reggie Jacot Lucius Hunt Jack Fifita<br />

SamDrye Mosese Loloma Zac Stephens<br />

Kaizzer Lambinicio Poe-Joseph Taumaoe MikaereTamakaha<br />

Tekopua Pita JJ Tupa Hal Twiname<br />

Henahsea Rangi Feleti Ulupano Ruben Winchester<br />

Shawn Tayaban Niko Ulupano<br />

ArjayTulaga<br />

MeiVaeila<br />

Students Gain Learner Licence<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College has received specific funding forassisting identified<br />

candidates, from within the Mid Canterbury Secondary Schools’<br />

student population, achieve their New Zealand Class 1Driver Licence<br />

(RestrictedorFull).<br />

Thefunding is viathe MinistryofSocial Developmentwho we acknowledge<br />

fortheir supportofstudent opportunities.The grantisaone-offcontribution<br />

to the activity/initiativefor the term.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College contractedYMCAMid Canterburytodeliver the requisite<br />

training to twenty students, with twelve ofthese having now gained their<br />

Learner Licencewhichisaverypositivestarttotheir driving progress.<br />

Successful Learner LicenceRecipients to date:<br />

Annalise Ackroyd, Tafu Aiono Falealili, Haylea Cary-Smith, Sam Danielson,<br />

Ma Pollene Encarnado, Freedom-Lee Gleave, Ashleigh Krammer,<br />

Joanne Mafiti, MistyMafiti, LillyNaughton, Patrizio Novello,Michael Wills.<br />

With their Certificates of Completion of Learner Driver LicenceTheory<br />

Three of these were presented on Thursday 29 November in the<br />

College Library, to – (pictured below, left toright): Ma Pollene Encarnado,<br />

MistyMafiti,Sam Danielson.<br />

Bake aBook<br />

The College Library staff continued their challenge from last year<br />

where there was avery successful shortbread bake-off. This year the<br />

challenge was‘Bake aBook’, held onTuesday 29 November, with the<br />

prize-giving ceremony at3:20pm in the library, where cake-eating<br />

could also takeplace.<br />

The esteemed judges this year were Mandy Harrison, Bus Transport<br />

Manager and Relief Teacher Co-ordinator; Jodee Ross, Principal’s<br />

Secretary; Jono Hay, DeputyPrincipal; Kelven Hastie,Canteen Manager.<br />

In the spirit of honestyand transparency, the judges were apparently open<br />

to bribes and underhanded dealings! It is also said that the judges did feel<br />

some after-affects of ‘tasting’for quality.<br />

It has to be said thereweremanyinventivecreations.<br />

Winnerswere announced as:<br />

• MargJones,Head of ScienceFacultywithher Stephen King ‘it’cake.<br />

• Roz Rhodes,Learning SupportAssistant, with ‘I Need aNew Bum’.<br />

• Liz Carrick, Assistant Head of Senior School,withtwo cakes<br />

‘The GreatGatsby’and ‘Under the Sea’.<br />

• Joanne Wakelin, CoLLiteracyCo-ordinator, with the ‘Holes’cake.<br />

• Toni McKee,Teacher of English, with ‘Breaking Bad’cake/confectionery.<br />

Other ImaginativeCakeContributors were:<br />

• Anne Williams TheColour Purple<br />

• Mike Clark Guinness Book of Records<br />

• Sarah Bartlett Subtle artofnot giving af**k<br />

• Maxine Watson Secret LifeofBees<br />

• Delia Achten Bugs<br />

• KirstyMoffett Hungry Caterpillar<br />

• Carolyn Aberhart Hungry Caterpillar<br />

• Darian Gray Brick<br />

• Leigh Heaney-Lee Beast<br />

• Vicky Poole TheFault in our Stars<br />

• Kay Rotch AChocolate Moose forDinner<br />

• TinaJohnson Love youtothe Moon and Back<br />

• Amy Dean AliceinWonderland<br />

(Pictured below): Samples of the creativityondisplay.<br />

Pictured above,lefttoright):<br />

Jorja Abernethy, Mitchell Lye,<br />

Taniela Palavi, Suliasi Hala’ufia.<br />

(Pictured above): Students undertaking tuition in the College Library, which<br />

covered arange of importantknowledge criteria including,onthis day-


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Lights on the East Street<br />

Christmas tree were turned on<br />

during the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council’s Light Up The Night<br />

event on Friday.<br />

Asection of East Street was<br />

blocked to traffic and astage<br />

was set up where avariety of<br />

acts entertained the crowd.<br />

Deputy mayor Liz McMillan lead<br />

the countdown to the tree<br />

lights being turned on.<br />

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Christmas meaning in performance<br />

Hundreds of junior pupils from<br />

Hampstead, Netherby and<br />

Tinwald schools were treated<br />

to aChristmas play this week<br />

from parishioners of the<br />

Hakatere Presbyterian Parish.<br />

They were held in three<br />

sessions with each of the<br />

schools.<br />

The parishioners interactive<br />

nativity plan explained the<br />

meaning of Christmas for the<br />

kids and the reason there are<br />

often gatherings with food,<br />

decorations and gifts ... it’s the<br />

birthday party of Jesus.<br />

Through narration, music<br />

and song the 30 minute play<br />

told of the travels of Mary and<br />

Joseph, their troubles finding<br />

accommodation and then the<br />

birth of baby Jesus.<br />

It told of the arrival of three<br />

Kings ­with their gifts of gold,<br />

frankincense and myrrh ­who<br />

followed aguiding star to the<br />

stable where Jesus was born,<br />

and of an angel who appeared<br />

to nearby shepherds and told<br />

them of the birth of Jesus<br />

Christ.<br />

‘‘God gave the first Christmas<br />

ever to the whole world when<br />

Jesus was born. We hope you<br />

have agreat party to remember<br />

Jesus’ birthday,’’ the narrators<br />

said.<br />

The children also<br />

reciprocated singing their own<br />

festive songs for parishioners<br />

and took home with them some<br />

bible society information as<br />

well as aspecially­made star<br />

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Dress up ball raises $21,000 for charity<br />

Dressing up to support<br />

people battlingwith cancer<br />

has raised more than $21,000<br />

this year.<br />

The Pretty in Pink Ball at<br />

Trott’s Garden Marquee in<br />

October saw more than<br />

$11,000 raised anddonated<br />

to the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Cancer<br />

Support Group. That<br />

donationwas on top of the<br />

$10,000 already given midyear.<br />

The Pretty in Pink Ball is a<br />

fundraiser run by friends<br />

Photo: Dusting off their<br />

gladrags for the Pretty in<br />

Pink Ball were organisers,<br />

and long­time friends,<br />

Carolyn Bond­Hood,<br />

Dianne Thomas, Moana<br />

Taylor and Gabrielle<br />

Thompson. PHOTO SUPPLIED<br />

Carolyn Bond­Hood,Dianne<br />

Thomas, MoanaTaylor and<br />

Gabrielle Thompson to support<br />

theMid CanterburyCancer<br />

Society.<br />

The PrettyinPink Ball was a<br />

namethe ladies started with in<br />

2016 and had just stuck.<br />

They havenow organised<br />

three balls, held everytwo<br />

years.<br />

Although planning for the<br />

event in late­2021 ­then<br />

rescheduled for April ­was<br />

eventually cancelled due to<br />

covid. Adonation of $10,000<br />

was mademid­yeardue to the<br />

generosity of people with<br />

tickets who opted to donate<br />

their ticket refundtothe<br />

cancersociety. The money<br />

camefromticket salesand<br />

sponsors.<br />

Thelatest ball was ahighly<br />

anticipated event limitedto<br />

just180 tickets.<br />

There was live musicby<br />

covers bandBubblemenwho<br />

played arepertoireranging<br />

fromthe 50s,60s and 70s all the<br />

way throughtorecenthits.<br />

Mid Canterbury Cancer<br />

Society Annie Bonifant,<br />

speaking on behalf of the<br />

support group, was gratefulfor<br />

theirsupport.<br />

‘‘We just wanted to<br />

acknowledgetheir ongoing<br />

supportand incredible<br />

fundraising effort,The<br />

committee donated over<br />

$11,000 to the<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Cancer SupportGroup<br />

following the ball... an<br />

incredible fundraising effort!’’<br />

‘‘They have been amazing<br />

andwehavebeenverylucky to<br />

be their beneficiary, and<br />

peoplehave awonderful<br />

time.’’<br />

RUBY’S ART WORK MAKES NATIONAL FINALS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Intermediate pupil<br />

Ruby Bartlett’s entry in the<br />

Lions International Peace<br />

Poster competition has won<br />

the district final.<br />

She will now progress to the<br />

New Zealand final and if she<br />

wins that she will be off to<br />

the international final in<br />

America with the chance to<br />

win $5000 in prize money.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> County Lions<br />

sponsored the local contest,<br />

and co­director of publicity<br />

and youth committee Janice<br />

Rickard, said the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

County Lions were delighted<br />

that Ruby's poster won this<br />

competition.<br />

Ruby could be jetting to the<br />

USA if her artwork makes it<br />

to the Peace Poster<br />

international finals, which<br />

had alead with compassion<br />

theme.<br />

Ruby’s poster had been given<br />

alot of thought.<br />

The blue sky is to do with<br />

peace, it is anon gender head<br />

with all the symbols of peace<br />

in it, the shirt is to do with the<br />

rainbow community, being<br />

non judgemental and<br />

compassionate to people, the<br />

daisy necklace also<br />

represents peace.


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ASHBURTONDC.GOVT.NZ/NEWS<br />

5BaringSquareWest, <strong>Ashburton</strong> |POBox 94, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, NewZealand 7740 | Telephone (03) 307 7700 | Website ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

Neil Brown-Mayor<br />

Thursday,8<strong>December</strong><strong>2022</strong> | ISSUE 1<strong>08</strong><br />

Our holidayactivities will keep your kids busy<br />

School is almost out, but there are<br />

plenty ofactivities to keep young<br />

people busy over the holidays,<br />

includingtheannualBurtychallenge<br />

involving the library, art gallery<br />

and museum, open spaces and EA<br />

Networks Centre.<br />

Youngsters are challenged to do two<br />

specifictasks at each of the locations, have<br />

their challenge card stamped and then<br />

go intoadrawtowin one of three family<br />

passestoŌpuke ThermalPools.<br />

Thereare 10 challengesintotal, and afull<br />

card will earn afreediscgolf hirefromEA<br />

Networks Centre. Challenges relate to<br />

specific activities at the facilities over the<br />

summer holidays –for example, at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Museum youngsters will be<br />

askedtocomplete an activity thatispart of<br />

avisitingspace discovery exhibit.<br />

Other challenges include taking aphoto<br />

of afamily picnic at your favourite park<br />

or reserve, finding Swimantha the bear<br />

at the EANetworks Centre stadium and<br />

playing aboard game or arcade game at<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Public Library.<br />

New citizens welcomed by MayorBrown<br />

Tapping into potential wins forour economy<br />

We arebarrellingalong to<br />

Christmas andthereismuchtodo<br />

in ashort spaceoftime, so it wasa<br />

pleasuretosharesome Christmas<br />

cheer with studentsofMtSomers<br />

Springburn School this week.<br />

Thewholeschool wasintowntohave<br />

aswim at the EA Networks Centrepool<br />

andhang adecoration on the Christmas<br />

tree there. As has become tradition, I<br />

joined them to hang the decoration and<br />

hear the Christmas songs theyhave<br />

been practising.<br />

It wasahighlight of my day,and<br />

reminds me of theuntappedpotential<br />

of youngpeople in our district.<br />

Foundations laid at primaryschool, or<br />

even earlier,arebuilt on at secondary<br />

school and thenour young adultsare<br />

outinthe world looking forjobs or<br />

Theannualchallengeisagreatwaytokeep<br />

youngsters occupied andthe activities are<br />

free. It startsonWednesday14<strong>December</strong><br />

and runs until 29 January next year, so<br />

there’splenty of time to getthrough all 10<br />

challenges.<br />

Another annual event isthe Santa Hunt,<br />

at the museum. Bring your torches if<br />

you are coming to the opening night on<br />

21 <strong>December</strong>, orvisit any time until 31<br />

Januaryand find all thesneaky Santas in<br />

their hiding spots.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Public Library<br />

Christmas Craft Week –16-23 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Bring your childrentothe libraryfor craft<br />

activities, movie nightsandavery special<br />

eveningChristmas storytime.<br />

Riff RaffSummerReading Challenge–14<br />

<strong>December</strong>to 20January. Childrencanpick<br />

up theircopyofthe reading challenge and<br />

trytoread20books overthe summer.<br />

Youth Summer Reading Challenge – 9<br />

<strong>December</strong> to 20 January. Teens can pick<br />

up achallenge card, complete them and<br />

earn pointsfor aprizedraw.<br />

Thirty-twonew citizens willspend<br />

their first Christmas as Kiwis<br />

following acitizenship ceremony<br />

at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Event Centre<br />

lastnight.<br />

The new citizens have moved from<br />

all around the globe and affirmed<br />

their allegiance toNew Zealand with<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Mayor Neil Brown, and in<br />

front of proud friendsand family.<br />

Mayor Brown said they had chosen to<br />

goingontofurther education.<br />

While the majority find their way, some<br />

end up notineducation, employment<br />

or training (or NEETs, as theyare<br />

sometimescalled).<br />

It’sthisgroup that Council is hoping to<br />

help through apartnership between<br />

the MayorsTaskforce forJobs and the<br />

MinistryofSocial Development.Our<br />

Councilhas been chosen to pilotaRural<br />

CommunityResilienceProgrammeto<br />

placethese youngpeople intowork.<br />

The pilotprogramme willbe<br />

administeredbyCouncil’seconomic<br />

development teamand will lean on the<br />

officeofthe Mayor to open doors, so if<br />

youare abusiness thatcould providea<br />

pathway into any type of employment,<br />

then I’dlove to hear from you.<br />

I’mtold by deputymayor Liz McMillan<br />

The Art of Gift Wrapping –15<strong>December</strong><br />

and 22 <strong>December</strong>, from 4pm-5.30pm.<br />

Bring along your gifts and wrapping<br />

materials andlearn anew waytowrap.<br />

School HolidayOutreach to Methven and<br />

Dorie –Join us forfreeChristmasactivities,<br />

craftsand games at the Mt Hutt Memorial<br />

HallonFriday 16 <strong>December</strong> (10am-12pm)<br />

or at Dorie HallonTuesday 20 <strong>December</strong><br />

(10am-12pm).<br />

make New Zealand their home and<br />

nowcountry,and his doorwas always<br />

open ifthey had problems orneeded<br />

advice.<br />

“The good wishes and support of the<br />

community are with you and we look<br />

forwardto youspending many yearsin<br />

this district.”<br />

The ceremony began with acultural<br />

performancefrom<strong>Ashburton</strong> College’s<br />

kapa haka group, and also included<br />

messages of congratulations from<br />

thatmany other youngpeople made<br />

quite an impression at Lightupthe<br />

Night lastweekwhen theyperformed<br />

on stage in the lead-up to lighting the<br />

town’s big Christmas tree on EastStreet.<br />

The event wasthe first of three<br />

free Christmas eventsCouncil has<br />

organised forthe community and I<br />

wasdisappointed to missit, but Iwas<br />

representing thedistrictelsewhereatan<br />

event to celebrate the 50th anniversary<br />

of diplomatic relations between China<br />

and NewZealand.<br />

We haveofficial friendship relationships<br />

with twocities inChina -one with<br />

Xianyang in Shaanxi and the other with<br />

Puyang, inthe north-eastern province<br />

of Henan. The latter wasestablished in<br />

2000 anddelegations from Puyang have<br />

visited the<strong>Ashburton</strong> Districtfourtimes<br />

overthe years.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> ArtGalleryand Museum<br />

Make aholiday card in the art gallery by<br />

composing ascene using objects from<br />

Santa’s sack –adrop-in activity, available<br />

until 13 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Aspecial spacescienceexhibition, Tūhura<br />

Tuarangi, will visit from 22 <strong>December</strong> until<br />

29 January. The exhibition showcases<br />

amazing space technologies and worldleading<br />

research going on in NewZealand.<br />

Bring your budding astronaut.<br />

Make your own photo film reel using<br />

photos taken by Bobbie Barwell, who<br />

ranaphotography studio in <strong>Ashburton</strong> in<br />

the 1930-40s. This activity will end on 15<br />

<strong>December</strong>.<br />

Learn about Tatau, Samoan tattooing,<br />

through the photographic art of four<br />

Samoanartists whohavebeen capturing<br />

the practice over the past 40 years.<br />

Exhibitionopens 21 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

See each facility's website orFacebook<br />

page for details of holiday events and<br />

action as theholidays roll out.<br />

Governor General Dame Cindy Kiroand<br />

Internal AffairsMinisterJan Tinetti.<br />

The new citizens came from South<br />

Africa, thePhilippines, Samoa,Greece,<br />

the United Kingdom, the United<br />

States, Belgium, Fiji, Scotland, Brazil,<br />

Colombia, Switzerland and India.<br />

More than 200 people have received<br />

theircitizenship in thedistrict over the<br />

past twoyears andlastnight theyalso<br />

left with akōwhai seedling, the young<br />

tree representing their newlife.<br />

These<br />

relationships<br />

canhelp<br />

boostbusiness,<br />

tourism, trade and<br />

more investmentinthe local<br />

economy,and supportingthe<br />

localeconomy is front of my mind.<br />

Ihope thateveryone who lives herewill<br />

support our local retailersasmuch as<br />

they canin the lead-up to Christmas,<br />

andbeyond. It hasbeen adifficult<br />

couple of yearsand our business<br />

community has been impactedas<br />

shopping habits changed –now’s the<br />

time to buy local andhelp money stay<br />

in our community.<br />

Enjoyyour Christmasparties with<br />

friends, familiesorworkmatesand if<br />

youare intending to haveafew drinks,<br />

then make sure youhavearide home.<br />

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Lightupthe Night:Wecertainly did!<br />

Despite the chilly weather, the<br />

crowdscameoutinforcetocelebrate<br />

thestartoftheChristmasseasonand<br />

witness the lighting of <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s<br />

giant Christmas Tree lastFriday.<br />

Avarietyofdanceandmusicperformances<br />

kept attendees at Light up the Night<br />

entertained throughout the evening,<br />

whilethe festivelightingdisplaydelighted<br />

families and provided the perfect photo<br />

opportunity oncedusk fell.<br />

Santanever goes out of style, and he and<br />

his elves were mobbed by children as they<br />

jingled their wayupand down East Street.<br />

The young ones also enjoyedthe kidzones<br />

where they able to craft their own<br />

Christmas decoration with the help of<br />

staff from the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art Gallery and<br />

Museum.<br />

Organisers were pleasedwith the turnout<br />

after the lastcouple of years’ eventswere<br />

cancelled or downscaled due toCovid<br />

precautions. The Samoan church choir<br />

and Life Dance Academy warmed upthe<br />

crowd, which gathered in front of the<br />

stage.<br />

Lightupthe Nightwas the openingevent<br />

of the Nights ofLights Christmas festival,<br />

sponsored by Hokonui.<br />

An outdoor screening of the original Home<br />

Alonewill be held on 17 <strong>December</strong> in the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain for the Family Movie<br />

Night. Laterinthe month, alineup of local<br />

musicians will entertain shoppers inthe<br />

CBD duringthe Christmas Busker Days on<br />

23 and 24 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Find out more about these upcoming<br />

eventsatnightsoflights.co.nz<br />

From the giant tree to special effects<br />

lighting and an interactive light board,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>'s CBD came alive onLight<br />

up the Night. Check our Facebook page<br />

for more images of the event, taken by<br />

Joanne McCloyPhotography.<br />

RUBBISH AND RECYCLING<br />

CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR<br />

Thereisno changetokerbsiderubbish<br />

and recycling collectionsoverthe<br />

Christmas and NewYearholiday period,<br />

because they fall on aweekend. Please<br />

have your binsout on your usual day by<br />

7.30am; pleaseuse your windstrap,no<br />

matter theweather.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong>Resource Recovery<br />

Park will be closedSunday25<strong>December</strong>,<br />

Monday26<strong>December</strong>,Tuesday 27<br />

<strong>December</strong>,and Sunday1Januaryand<br />

Monday 2January. Usual hours 8am-<br />

6pmweekdays, 9am-5pm weekends.<br />

The Rakaia Resource Recovery Park<br />

will be closed Monday26<strong>December</strong>and<br />

Monday2January.<br />

The Methven Greenwaste facility will<br />

be closed Sunday 25 <strong>December</strong> and<br />

Sunday1January.<br />

TRIENNIAL MEETINGS<br />

Tinwald ReserveBoard -Monday<br />

12 <strong>December</strong>,5.30pm at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

VintageCar Club<br />

HindsReserve Board -Tuesday 13<br />

<strong>December</strong>,7pm at Hinds FireStation<br />

HighbankReserveBoard -<br />

Thursday15<strong>December</strong>,7pm at<br />

Highbank Hall<br />

EalingHall andReserveBoard -<br />

Monday 19 <strong>December</strong>,7pm at Ealing<br />

Hall<br />

Rakaia MemorialHall -Wednesday<br />

1February, 7pm in the hall supper<br />

room<br />

RECYCLING TIP:NOLIDS<br />

Switchingonthe the lightsfor charity<br />

Hokonui's charity auction tosell off the chance to<br />

turn on the Christmas tree lights was won by 24<br />

CateringCo, of <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Chantelle Quinn owns the food company that made the<br />

winning bidand her daughter Bellaand her friend Maddie<br />

had the honour of throwing theswitch. The money will be<br />

given to the Phat Bastards mountainbike group, which is<br />

undertaking amassive48-hour fundraisingride in February.<br />

All the money raised will be donated to Mid Canterbury<br />

Hospice, FarmingFamilies andMethven Search and Rescue.<br />

Deputy Mayor Liz McMillan officiated atthe lighting up<br />

ceremony,welcomingthe crowd and then handing overthe<br />

remote control switch. The tree's lightswill come on with the<br />

street lightseverydayfromnowuntilaftertheChristmasand<br />

NewYearperiod.<br />

Withthe<br />

holiday<br />

seasonhere,<br />

youmight<br />

havefriends<br />

and family<br />

staying over<br />

-please help<br />

us keep our<br />

recycling ship-shapebyremembering<br />

hardplastics 1, 2and 5for your yellow<br />

bin,and no lidsofany size.<br />

Lidsjam the automatedsortingmachine;<br />

youcan recycle lids at your nearest<br />

resource recovery park,justnot in<br />

kerbsiderecycling.<br />

COUNCIL MEETINGS<br />

Meetings areheld in theCouncil<br />

Chambers, 137 HavelockStreet,<br />

(unless otherwise advised).<br />

Methven Community Board–<br />

Monday12<strong>December</strong>, 10.30amatMt<br />

HuttMemorialHall<br />

Council Meeting – Wednesday21<br />

<strong>December</strong>,1pm (live-streamed)<br />

COUNCIL OFFICE<br />

5Baring Square West<br />

Mon,Tue, Wed &Fri 8.30am -5pm<br />

Thursday9am -5pm<br />

ASHBURTONPUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

180 Havelock Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 7700<br />

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

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

EA NETWORKSCENTRE<br />

20 River Terrace<br />

Mon -Fri 6am-9pm (pools 7pm, gym8pm)<br />

Sat&Sun 7am-7pm (pools 5pm, gym6pm)<br />

ASHBURTON ARTGALLERY&<br />

ASHBURTON MUSEUM<br />

327 WestStreet<br />

10am -4pm daily,late night Wed to 7pm<br />

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Hose &<br />

Hydraulic Repairs<br />

Martin Hydraulics <strong>Ashburton</strong> is afamily-based<br />

business that has built asolid reputation in<br />

Mid Canterbury during the last eight years for<br />

its reliable, professional and customer-focussed<br />

hydraulics service.<br />

The company is recognised for its work supporting<br />

the economic prosperity of the region across a<br />

broad range ofindustries, including agriculture,<br />

dairying, forestry, transport, earthmoving, printing<br />

and manufacturing. From hydraulic system design,<br />

fabrication and installation through to service,<br />

Martin Hydraulics isyour one-stop shop for all your<br />

hydraulic needs.<br />

The fully stocked showroom at 104 Moore Street<br />

(next to Farmers) is supported byateam of<br />

experienced technicians and a24/7 mobile service.<br />

Martin Hydraulics <strong>Ashburton</strong> has recently begun a<br />

new chapter. “We started the business eight years<br />

ago in partnership with local identity Justin Bennett<br />

to better service our Mid Canterbury customers,”<br />

says Martin Hydraulics general manager and<br />

managing director Shane Martin.<br />

“Three months ago, webought Justin’s shares with<br />

the vision to grow the business and better support<br />

our strong customer base which isgrowing in the<br />

region.”<br />

Shane says customers can expect toreceive the<br />

same high-quality customer service. “All that’s<br />

changed is the name onthe building. Martin<br />

Hydraulics <strong>Ashburton</strong> is still alocal team, with local<br />

knowledge, supporting local customer needs.”<br />

Ali Magill runs the <strong>Ashburton</strong> operation. With many<br />

years’ experience inthe dairy and retail industry,<br />

Ali brings to the business astrong background<br />

in customer service and office management. She<br />

joined the business almost 18 months ago and is<br />

already areal asset tothe team, using her business<br />

planning, sales, sales management, and team<br />

building experience to improve customer service.<br />

Ali has agrowing product knowledge to help<br />

customers –and what she doesn’t know, she’ll find<br />

out.<br />

The team’s diagnostic technician is Aaron Hart. He<br />

has more than 30years’ experience in the industry,<br />

many ofthose working for the parent company<br />

Martin Hydraulics, inChristchurch. Aaron is the<br />

newest member of the local team, having been<br />

commuting to <strong>Ashburton</strong> since taking on the new<br />

role in April. He is relocating to live in <strong>Ashburton</strong> in<br />

the new year and looking forward to enjoying the<br />

Mid Canterbury lifestyle.<br />

The third member of the team is long-term<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> resident Mitchell Fergus. Aqualified<br />

tractor mechanic, Mitch has been with Martin<br />

Hydraulics for the last two years, primarily<br />

operating one of the mobile hose service vehicles.<br />

Shane says it’s ahighly skilled and experienced<br />

team in<strong>Ashburton</strong>, which is supported by a<br />

25-strong team in Christchurch, with acombined<br />

hundreds of years’ ofexperience. “We’re all part of<br />

the one team, working together to serve the wider<br />

needs of Canterbury to the north and south of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> and Christchurch.”<br />

Shane’s father Allan Martin started the business<br />

in 1973 when heopened his first Christchurch<br />

workshop. The Hornby-based company is today<br />

run by Shane and wife Mary. “We’re afamily<br />

business and proud to next year be celebrating<br />

half acentury inbusiness. Itisasignificant<br />

milestone and one we want tomark.”<br />

Martin Hydraulics has asales team of five based<br />

in Christchurch, importing products directly<br />

from the United States, Italy and Australia. “We<br />

import our own hose and fittings IMM brand<br />

direct from Europe; it’s ahigh-quality product and<br />

competitively priced.”<br />

“Across the two businesses, we have alarge<br />

service team skilled in using the latest diagnostic<br />

equipment totest systems, find faults and repair<br />

equipment.”<br />

“There is also ateam of four engineers in our<br />

Christchurch-based engineering division, turning<br />

concepts into products. Having our own division<br />

enables us to control both the quality and timing of<br />

our work.”<br />

No matter the industry you are in, you can relax in the knowledge that<br />

Martin Hydraulics has years of experience and expertise in all types of hydraulic systems.<br />

Ali Magill –Operation Manager Aaron Hart –Diagnostic Technician Mitchell Fergus –Hose Technician<br />

104 Moore Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

03 3<strong>08</strong> 9778


Service, Sales &<br />

Engineering<br />

Hydraulic industry know-how<br />

When Shane Martin stepped<br />

into the role as general<br />

manager and managing director<br />

of Martin Hydraulics in 2012, he<br />

had spent 20years learning all<br />

about the family business from the<br />

ground up.<br />

He’d completed aheavy diesel<br />

mechanic apprenticeship with<br />

Southern International, joining<br />

Martin Hydraulics in 1992 as<br />

a19-year-old working in the<br />

workshop.<br />

For Shane, itwas important to<br />

understand all aspects of the<br />

business before taking over<br />

managing Martin Hydraulics 10<br />

years ago when his father Allan<br />

retired.<br />

“After 10 years in the workshop,<br />

Ibecame one of our mobile<br />

hose doctors and then took over<br />

running the workshop. Over the<br />

years, Ihave learnt the trade from<br />

some of the best people working<br />

in the hydraulics industry. This has<br />

given me agood understanding of<br />

what the business needs to be to<br />

deliver great customer service.”<br />

Shane, and Mary, who is the office<br />

manager inChristchurch, have<br />

worked hard togrow the business<br />

and nurture ateam that takes pride<br />

in the work they do. “We like to<br />

think we have created astrong,<br />

supportive environment for our<br />

team, built on the traditional values<br />

of trust, integrity and loyalty.”<br />

Martin Hydraulics isaone-stop<br />

shop, with an in-house sales and<br />

design team, fabrication and<br />

machining divisions, mobile hose<br />

van service and service and repair<br />

facility.<br />

The business has along-standing<br />

relationship with Danfoss Powers<br />

Solutions II(formerly Eaton Fluid<br />

Power/Vickers Systems) and offers<br />

abroad range of products for<br />

industrial and mobile applications.<br />

“Martin Hydraulics prides itself<br />

on having ahighly skilled team,<br />

with many years’ experience in all<br />

aspects ofhydraulics systems.”<br />

There isawidely respected sales<br />

team and service professionals,<br />

and an engineering division of<br />

machinists and fabricators who<br />

design and build everything<br />

from prototypes todevelopment<br />

projects.<br />

(Pictured above, left to right): Mitch, Ali, Aaron, Mary and Shane.<br />

Service Division Sales Division Engineering Division<br />

Fault finding<br />

Highly experienced &knowledgeable service<br />

technicians<br />

Comprehensive range of test equipment<br />

On-site diagnostics, fault finding &system<br />

testing<br />

Commissioning<br />

Cylinder repairs and component<br />

remanufacture<br />

Dedicated team of sales engineers, application<br />

engineers &product specialists<br />

Component supply<br />

System design<br />

Prototype development<br />

Electronic controls<br />

System evaluation &upgrades<br />

Project management<br />

Hydraulic power unit design and supply<br />

Schematic circuit &BOM production<br />

Company breadth facilitates turnkey product/<br />

system supply from in-house resources<br />

Separate division onsame site<br />

Machinists<br />

Fabricators<br />

Design &build service<br />

Prototyping<br />

Development projects<br />

Monday -Friday 8am -5pm l 24/7 callout 03 3<strong>08</strong> 9778<br />

Importers and stockists of<br />

104 Moore Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

03 3<strong>08</strong> 9778<br />

2535300


NEWS<br />

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

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

NATURE MATTERS<br />

BY MARY RALSTON<br />

NewZealanderslove“nature”.<br />

That’sabig generalisation but<br />

surveys back it up. We love the open<br />

spaces, theforests,the mountains<br />

and sea.And we have an attachment<br />

to the native plants and animals<br />

associated with these environments.<br />

The troubleisthat aboutone­third<br />

of our endemic species (thespecies<br />

thatonly exist in New Zealand)are<br />

in dangerofextinction. Thisishuge<br />

–just think of one­third of our birds,<br />

plants, insectsand all the other<br />

animals disappearing. But that is<br />

the reality, andit’s happening right<br />

now.<br />

Many endemic species aren’t in<br />

dangerofextinction –beechtrees,<br />

pittosporums,black­backed gulls<br />

and sandflies are pretty safe.Other<br />

once­commonnative species are<br />

lessfortunate: the kea that once<br />

roamed thehigh country in flocks<br />

are now rare, andthe distinctive<br />

wrybill of the braided riversoften<br />

don’t successfullyraise any<br />

offspring. Then there’sthe<br />

endangered Canterburymudfish,<br />

whitebait, eels,geckos… the list is<br />

long.<br />

The most endearing of our native<br />

speciesget most of theattention. A<br />

lot of time, effortand moneygoes<br />

intosaving the kiwi and kakapo. But<br />

eels are lessendearing, theylivein<br />

dark mysteriousplaces and are<br />

tasty, so miss out on bank<br />

sponsorship.<br />

Ourlongfin eelisone of the<br />

largest eels in theworld and is only<br />

found here. Theyare at riskof<br />

extinctionand numbers are<br />

declining. Eelsleave New Zealand<br />

waters forthe sub­tropics to breed<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lakes are home to<br />

longfin eels. Once numerous despite<br />

traditional harvesting, they are now<br />

in decline.<br />

anddon’t return …soevery eel<br />

caughtherehasn’t left any<br />

offspring. Theelvers (young eels)<br />

return to New Zealand andcome<br />

back to freshwater habitats. They’re<br />

very slow­growing andlong­lived if<br />

theyhave achance–goingfrom a<br />

millimetre longuptotwo metres<br />

during theirlifespanofupto60<br />

years. But mostdon’t make it to<br />

that.<br />

Thereare many species like the<br />

longfin eels –not especially cuddly<br />

butthey play avital roleinnative<br />

ecosystems andare worthyof<br />

effortstoensure theyhaveasafe<br />

place to live.Thisisusually why<br />

species decline –they don’t have<br />

safehabitatanymore. And thisis<br />

wherewecan all play apart: be<br />

informed, support efforts to get rid<br />

of pests,resist landintensification<br />

andplantthings that feed native<br />

species.<br />

Constitution not a<br />

political plaything<br />

It’scommontohearpeople<br />

say “NewZealanddoesn’t<br />

haveaconstitution’’. It does.<br />

It’sjustnot written down in<br />

one documentasisthe<br />

practice in many other<br />

countries.<br />

In fact,weare one of only<br />

three countries(the United<br />

Kingdom andIsrael being<br />

the other two)whose<br />

constitutionisdescribed as<br />

“unwritten”. This is a<br />

shorthanddescription for<br />

the collection of written<br />

statutes and laws,and<br />

unwritten practices and<br />

conventions which makeup<br />

our constitution.<br />

Our constitutionsetsusup<br />

as thepurest democracy in<br />

the world. No other country<br />

in the world placesasmuch<br />

faith in the ability of the<br />

people, through their<br />

electedrepresentatives,to<br />

decide the lawsand norms of<br />

the country as we do.We<br />

havenocourts to strike<br />

downlegislation, no upper<br />

house to limit thepolitical<br />

powerofthe governmentof<br />

theday, and no federal<br />

systemofgovernment where<br />

provinces or statesassume<br />

some of the law­making<br />

responsibilitiesof<br />

government.<br />

This is agood thing. Those<br />

whomakethe laws should be<br />

accountabletoone group:<br />

thepeople who elected<br />

them.When lawmakers get it<br />

wrong,regular,free andfair<br />

elections arethe most<br />

effective remedy. It ensures<br />

freedom to implement the<br />

government­of­the­day’s<br />

policy agenda, while<br />

ensuring legislators don’t<br />

straytoo far fromthe willof<br />

thepublic. Anyconstraints<br />

on the sovereigntyof<br />

Parliament shouldberare,<br />

andrestrictedonthe<br />

fundamentals of our<br />

democracy.<br />

Oneofour core<br />

constitutionalnormsisthe<br />

idea that no parliament can<br />

bind afuture parliament.<br />

That is,weprioritise the<br />

viewsoftoday’s voters over<br />

yesterday’s.This wasall<br />

upturnedlast week. The<br />

Government, in an attempt<br />

to make repealofthe<br />

controversialThreeWaters<br />

reforms more difficultand<br />

ensurethe policysurviveda<br />

change of government, tried<br />

to “entrench” parts of the<br />

legislation. Normally,abare<br />

majorityofParliament is<br />

required to amend alaw.<br />

However, Government tried<br />

to bind afuture Parliament<br />

andrequire asupermajority<br />

to overturn their policy, a<br />

procedureordinarily<br />

reservedonlyfor laws like<br />

thevoting age,the term of<br />

Parliament,orhow the<br />

electorate boundaries are<br />

drawn.<br />

This wastotally<br />

inappropriate and rightly<br />

condemned by<br />

constitutionallawyers,<br />

public law experts,and the<br />

LawSocietywho all called<br />

foranimmediateU­turn. At<br />

thetime of writingthis<br />

column, abackdown looks<br />

likely, but onlyinthe face of<br />

widespread outrage at this<br />

constitutionalvandalism.<br />

Butitshould never have<br />

come to thisinthe first<br />

place. Ourconstitutionisnot<br />

apolitical plaything.Weall<br />

need to callonthe Prime<br />

Ministertodothe right<br />

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County council workers reconnecting<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Former workers of the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> County Council got<br />

together recently for areunion<br />

to catch up and reminisce about<br />

times gone by.<br />

It was attended by 48 people<br />

who had worked across many<br />

divisions of the council<br />

including those who built<br />

bridges, maintained roads and<br />

carried out three waters<br />

sampling and testing.<br />

Reunion co­organisers Colin<br />

Cross, 85, and Kevin Harkness<br />

said it was many years in the<br />

planning and had included all<br />

staff from throughout the<br />

council.<br />

It was held in the Doris<br />

Linton Lounge at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

RSA, and was sponsored by<br />

realtor Karen McRae, aformer<br />

receptionist at the county<br />

council. It was her first job out<br />

of high school.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> County<br />

Council ceased in November<br />

1989 after amalgamation with<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Borough Council<br />

to create the <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council.<br />

The amalgamation was the<br />

result of local body reforms at<br />

the time.<br />

Mr Cross started with the<br />

county council at Rakaia in<br />

1978.<br />

He was atownman’s assistant<br />

for two years before becoming<br />

the townman until the mid­80s.<br />

He took over from the late­<br />

Kevin Sanford.<br />

The role involved looking<br />

after the town’s upkeep,<br />

mowing grass areas, cemetery<br />

and such.<br />

Atransfer to <strong>Ashburton</strong> saw<br />

him take on various driving<br />

roles ­hewas roller driver<br />

(road construction), and did<br />

spare jobs working where<br />

needed as atruck driver or<br />

loader driver.<br />

He remained in road<br />

construction after<br />

amalgamation until 1992, and<br />

was then agrader driver on the<br />

Rakaia run until 1995.<br />

He went to ACL for three and<br />

ahalf years before eventually<br />

being made redundant at aged<br />

61.<br />

Mr Cross drivers licence still<br />

includes forklift and six<br />

different classes, from one to<br />

six.<br />

All are current until next<br />

year.<br />

Mr Harkness was one of about<br />

half adozen graders with<br />

county council from 1983 to<br />

1989.<br />

Then went in the business<br />

unit at district council, before<br />

taking on agrader role at ACL.<br />

Richard Durie, who worked in<br />

hydatids and animal control,<br />

was withthe county council<br />

from 1981 to 1989.<br />

‘‘Hydatids was atapeworm<br />

infection of dogswhich spread<br />

to livestockand caused a<br />

downgradingofanimal<br />

carcasses,’’ he said.<br />

It was an issue then, but Mr<br />

Durie said the infection was<br />

over by the time of<br />

amalgamation and later animal<br />

controlwas carried out by<br />

contractors, which saw him<br />

workingwith three waters doing<br />

sampling and testing. He stayed<br />

was with council, in some form,<br />

for atotalof33years.<br />

Evan Prichard had acareer<br />

with councilspanning 48 years.<br />

He started in the county<br />

counciloffice in 1965 at aged17.<br />

Then in 1969hemoved to<br />

engineering, where he<br />

remained until the<br />

amalgamation in 1989.<br />

He was thenanengineerwith<br />

the district council, then works<br />

engineer at ACL (five years)<br />

before becomingawaterranger<br />

Photos; top left: Richard Durie, Evan Prichard and Colin Cross<br />

reminisce about their days at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> County Council during<br />

areunion at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> RSA, below: Kevin Harkness checking<br />

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Ranfurly Shield at <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

for 14 years.<br />

The former workershad<br />

manyfond memories of their<br />

timewiththe organisation,<br />

and agree among staff there<br />

was good camaraderie.<br />

Aphotographatthe reunion<br />

showedteammembers decked<br />

out in supportofMid<br />

Canterbury’s rugby challenge<br />

against Auckland fora<br />

Ranfurly Shield match.<br />

Acouncil truck is laden with<br />

atree trunk and banner stating<br />

‘Give up Auckland we havethe<br />

log o’woodalready’ ­complete<br />

withsome staff in hardhats.<br />

There is alsoanimpressive<br />

photographofatraction<br />

engine, fromthe early 1920s,<br />

which was used to tow things<br />

and run the shingle crusher.<br />

The countycouncilstaff<br />

numberedabout60atthe time<br />

of the amalgamation and<br />

comprised driveroperators,<br />

builders, mechanics,welders,<br />

water rangers,overseers,<br />

storemen and townsmen.<br />

Theyreportedlyhad a<br />

reputation as one of thegogettersinthe<br />

country and at<br />

the timeofamalgamationwas<br />

the second largest roading<br />

authority in NewZealand.<br />

All works were carried out<br />

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townshiproadworks,<br />

maintenance, reconstruction<br />

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BRIEFS<br />

FOOTPATH MAKES TRACKS<br />

Aftermonths of lobbyingashingle footpath is being createdalongsideState<br />

Highway 77, nearMethven, making it saferfor pedestriansand users along the<br />

section of highway.Itwill run fromRacecourse Avenue, pastthe Opuke Thermal<br />

Pools andSpa,tothe popularMethven Walkway.InFebruary this yearthe<br />

Methven CommunityBoard urgedWakaKotahi NZ Transport Agencytoreduce<br />

the speed limit on State Highway77west of the townwith the roadbecoming<br />

dangerous dueto increasedtraffic. The response wasitwas unlikely speeds<br />

would be looked at for many years. It was also riskyfor walkers down the section<br />

of road with no footpath along the section.Councillor Liz McMillan, at the time,<br />

saidshe walked up therequite oftenand noticedthe changeswith the traffic,<br />

‘‘andit’s not pleasant to walk along there withthe carszipping along at 100kmh.’’<br />

FATAL CRASH<br />

Policehavereleased the nameof aCanterburyman killedinacrash on State<br />

Highway 77 lastmonth.Hewas Kevin DaleTruscott, 63, of Geraldine, who died<br />

afterthe two-vehiclecrash at theintersectionof Mt Hutt StationRd and Arundel<br />

Rakaia Gorge Rd on November18about 2pm.<br />

Apolice spokesperson saidthe investigation intothe circumstancesofthe<br />

crash is ongoing. The crashclosedSH77 for morethan threehours.<br />

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS<br />

Frank Sandys has anew Christmasfestive house for thepublic to enjoy. It is<br />

at 22 Philip Street, in <strong>Ashburton</strong> and will open this Saturdayfor night time<br />

viewings.<br />

Frank,well-known for his extensive Christmas decoratedhomesinMethven,<br />

moved to <strong>Ashburton</strong>earlierthisyear and has been fine-tuning his new set up,<br />

complete with water feature.<br />

He saysit’s going to be aChristmas‘‘wonderland’’that hastakenover<br />

backyard of his quarteracreproperty, as well as aroominside.Itwill be enjoyed<br />

by all ages throughuntilthe NewYear.<br />

The lightsbe turned on each evening from around9pm,but Franksays the<br />

besttimefor viewing is around 9.30pm onwards.<br />

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New firearms safety<br />

watchdog launched<br />

New firearms regulator, Te<br />

Tari Pūreke Firearms Safety<br />

Authority, has been<br />

launched.<br />

“Te Tari Pūreke is about<br />

keeping people safe while<br />

enabling the legitimate and<br />

safe use of firearms,”<br />

Authority executive director<br />

Angela Brazier says.<br />

Police Minister Chris<br />

Hipkins launched the<br />

Authority, marking the<br />

transition from Police as an<br />

administrator of the Arms<br />

Act, to amodern, effective<br />

regulator.<br />

Te Tari Pūreke is focused<br />

on the regulation and safety<br />

of the lawful firearms<br />

ownership in New Zealand<br />

and has been transitioning<br />

since November 2021. The<br />

Authority is responsible for<br />

the significant and ongoing<br />

Arms Act regulatory<br />

implementations started in<br />

2019.<br />

It is akey response to the<br />

Royal Commission of Inquiry<br />

into the terrorist attack on<br />

Christchurch masjidain on<br />

March 15, 2019.<br />

“Te Tari Pūreke is<br />

responsible for overseeing<br />

and improving the firearms<br />

licencing system. We will<br />

continue to work closely with<br />

Police operations to reduce<br />

the number of illicit firearms<br />

in our communities, to better<br />

identify and track unlawful<br />

firearms and have oversight<br />

of lawful firearms<br />

ownership,” Angela says.<br />

“The name Te TariPūreke<br />

wasgifted by Waikato­Tainui<br />

andreflects the<br />

regulator’s practical<br />

purpose andfunction.We<br />

existtosupport andprotect<br />

ourcommunities–bethat the<br />

firearmscommunity,orour<br />

broader communities of New<br />

Zealand.<br />

‘‘Te TariPūrekeisabout<br />

keeping ourcommunitiessafe<br />

andatthe same time<br />

providing effectiveservicesto<br />

ourfirearmslicence holders.”<br />

Thelaunchalso<br />

implementswww.<br />

firearmssafetyauthority.govt.<br />

nz whichfor the first time give<br />

firearmslicence applicants<br />

theability to apply and pay<br />

onlinefor licences and<br />

endorsements by using<br />

MyFirearms.<br />

“This portalisthe first step<br />

towards ouronline firearms<br />

registrywhich will go live<br />

from June 2023.<br />

‘‘Theregistry willlink<br />

firearmstolicence holders, so<br />

thereisaclearpicture of the<br />

legally heldfirearmsinNew<br />

Zealandand improvedability<br />

to trace firearms.<br />

“It’saboutprotecting our<br />

communities while enabling<br />

thelegitimateand safe useof<br />

firearms.”<br />

Tackling retail crime issue<br />

Amulti­million dollar<br />

package to tackle retail<br />

crime and reoffending has<br />

been announced by<br />

government coming under<br />

increasing fire to act.<br />

It includes anew fog<br />

cannon subsidy scheme set<br />

up with government<br />

providing the initial $4000<br />

for all small shops and<br />

dairies in New Zealand who<br />

want afog cannon installed;<br />

shops to pay the balance, and<br />

anew $4 million fund to<br />

support local councils in<br />

Auckland, Hamilton and Bay<br />

of Plenty with crime<br />

prevention programmes and<br />

the existing $6 million Retail<br />

Crime Prevention fund<br />

eligibility expanded to<br />

include aggravated<br />

robberies, including those<br />

committed during the past 12<br />

months.<br />

The announcement, made<br />

this week, included a<br />

significantly extended<br />

package of measures to<br />

combat retail crime, with<br />

new initiatives to partner<br />

with small businesses and<br />

local councils.<br />

“While youth crime is now<br />

much lower than in the past,<br />

the risks and harm from ram<br />

raids and other retail crime<br />

is concerning communities<br />

and creating victims,” prime<br />

minister Jacinda Ardern<br />

said.<br />

“Shop owners and workers<br />

feel targeted. That’s<br />

unacceptable.<br />

“Police are having a<br />

noticeable impact on<br />

offending rates, with ram<br />

raids during November down<br />

by 83% compared with<br />

August –13sofar this month<br />

against ahigh of 75 in August.<br />

But we need to lock that<br />

progress in and sustain it.<br />

“The initiatives we’re<br />

announcing today make this<br />

the most significant crime<br />

prevention financial<br />

package in recent memory.<br />

“It backs up Police actions,<br />

through funding to support<br />

crime prevention initiatives,<br />

such as better street lighting<br />

and cameras and by<br />

investing in more fog<br />

cannons.”<br />

Government will establish<br />

anew fog cannon subsidy<br />

scheme open to all small<br />

shops and dairies in New<br />

Zealand who want afog<br />

cannon installed.<br />

“Funding of $4000 will be<br />

available for each shop who<br />

will be able to have the fog<br />

cannon installed through an<br />

approved supplier, meaning<br />

they can access them directly<br />

without an onerous process.<br />

Additional details will be<br />

released shortly,” Ms Ardern<br />

said.<br />

Police Minister Chris<br />

Hipkins saiditwillbethe first<br />

time fog cannonand ram raid<br />

funds have operated at the<br />

same time.<br />

“Despiteglobal supply<br />

chainissues,Policehas been<br />

successfulinordering an<br />

extra455 fogcannons, which<br />

areexpectedtoarrive before<br />

Christmas.Thisaddstothe<br />

270fog cannons that are<br />

currently in thecountry and<br />

have been allocated to<br />

affectedshops,” Mr Hipkins<br />

said.<br />

“More challenging will be<br />

thetime it takes to install<br />

them.The 1000fog cannons<br />

that are already installed took<br />

four years,and despite Police<br />

doublingthe number of local<br />

contractors thatwill do the<br />

work to six,it’s expectedit<br />

will take tillthe second<br />

quarter of nextyear forthe<br />

number of installations to<br />

starttorampup.”<br />

Thefog cannonfund was set<br />

up in 2017after aggravated<br />

robberies of commercial<br />

premises haddoubledfrom<br />

2015 –from599 to 1170.<br />

Thepartnershipswere<br />

likelytobefocused on Crime<br />

Prevention through<br />

Environmental Design<br />

(CPTED)measuresin<br />

geographic areas where small<br />

retailers are commonly<br />

targeted,suchasstreet<br />

lighting, CCTV cameras and<br />

planters.


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Scouts give<br />

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27<br />

Anew generation of disc golfers<br />

have givenitawhirlat<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s popular Smallbone<br />

Reserve DiscGolf Course.<br />

The kids, all <strong>Ashburton</strong> Scouts<br />

basedatMania­O­RotoScout<br />

Park,were given insight into the<br />

fast growing sport by amateur<br />

disc golferKurt Graham.<br />

It was one of the many fun<br />

activitiesthe scoutshave been<br />

doingthis year.<br />

Kurt took them for awhirl<br />

around nineholes of <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s<br />

18­net course on the grounds of<br />

EA Networks Centre and taught<br />

the scouts the skill of throwing<br />

usinghand techniques, stylesand<br />

differentdiscs. There was also a<br />

crashcourse on disc golf<br />

etiquetteand rules.<br />

Therewas plenty of<br />

improvement by the end of<br />

session.<br />

Kurt,aregular at the park, has<br />

the UDisc app downloaded to his<br />

phonewhich pinpoints courses<br />

within New Zealand, and<br />

globally. <strong>Ashburton</strong> Disc Golf has<br />

aFacebook page but no club, yet.<br />

When not on the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

course, he can be found on a<br />

course in Christchurch and has<br />

fine­tuned his game to complete<br />

aroundonhis own in around 40<br />

minutes. Although, dependingon<br />

the day, there can still be plenty<br />

of tree hits and lostdiscs with<br />

miss­timedthrows. Every game is<br />

differentbut Kurt,like many<br />

others takingupthe game,is<br />

always learning and challenging<br />

himself to add to the oneace he<br />

has to his name ­the equivalent<br />

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THURSDAY, <strong>08</strong> DECEMBER, <strong>2022</strong> |16,000+ copies distributed with the <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong><br />

view online at gnews.co.nz<br />

Teacher aidesSue Sheed (left)and LeahWheeler withtheGPS Cool Groupcelebrating ayear of successridingtheir bikes. BELOW: RileyPollock negotiates atricky track;<br />

FROMLEFT: JohnnieKwang, OliverLeslie, Dom Batesand Rileyuse alltheirskills at WoodburyDomain. PHOTOS: Debbie Oliver.<br />

Cool Group rides high<br />

Geraldine Primary School (GPS) has avery<br />

special group of kids that meet twice aweek<br />

to ride their bikes. Led by teacher aides<br />

Sue Sheed and Leah Wheeler, the CoolGroup<br />

was formed toaccomplish something that<br />

many otherkids may take for granted.<br />

Sue says, Debbie Scott and myself started<br />

this group back inthe day with aspare bike<br />

thatwas left in themilkshed;ithas just grown<br />

since then. We think its around 10 years that<br />

weve been running the group. We currently<br />

have aselection of 14 pre-loved bikes, some<br />

in better condition than others. These have<br />

been generously donated from our community<br />

overthe years, withsome of ourhelmets being<br />

donated by Fonterra as well.<br />

Learning support coordinatorSarah Dunckley<br />

says, Thegroup isaGPS initiative, and students<br />

thatparticipate fall intomanycategories.Some<br />

students are there in amentor-type role, some<br />

arethere becausethey have adisability,some<br />

are there for confidence, and some are there<br />

for theexperience; they eitherdontown abike<br />

or have never been taught to ride one. Some<br />

students alsojoin in as abreak or fordowntime<br />

from academic classroom work.<br />

A real game changer came at the start of<br />

thisyearwhenIapproached ourschoolphysio<br />

about how we could get one of the students to<br />

ride with no training wheels, something that<br />

had been avery long-term goalfor that student.<br />

The physio suggested weditch the trainer<br />

wheels and seek outsome bigger-sizedbalance<br />

bikes. After some searching, we decided we<br />

would just take all the pedals off our existing<br />

bikes to turn them into balance bikes. We are<br />

sure our caretaker, Mr [Malcolm] Campbell,<br />

thought we were quite mad, but he obliged<br />

and removed all the pedals.<br />

Sueadmitsthe children couldnt quite grasp<br />

the concept initially but says, within afew<br />

sessions of riding thebalance bikes, their core<br />

strength and balance improved immensely.<br />

It wasnt long until Mr Campbell had to put<br />

all the pedals back on the bikes, and slowly<br />

but surely, over the next few months, we had<br />

all the studentsriding using the pedals.<br />

These kids achieve insomany different<br />

ways. There is ahugeimprovement in motor<br />

skills,amassive sense of achievementand selfbeliefwhentheyeventually<br />

ride their bike on<br />

their own. The look on their faces when they<br />

turn around and realise they are doing iton<br />

their own is priceless.<br />

Sarahsays,It alsobecomes asocialthing;<br />

theycan now get out at the weekends and ride<br />

with their friends, ride the local bike tracks<br />

with their families, anddevelop independence.<br />

Our senior students can now participate in<br />

the school triathlons, happily knowing they<br />

can ride too.<br />

Sue and Leah really are the driving force<br />

behind this wonderfulgroup; they arethe ones<br />

out thereweek in andweek out, alongwith the<br />

support of the other teacher aides. Iamsure<br />

people can hear their verbal coaching from<br />

blocks away: pedal, pedal, pedal. We couldnt<br />

continue with this group without Mr Campbells<br />

support. He spends hours maintaining our<br />

bikes, fixing things, taking pedals off, then<br />

putting them back on, and rearranging the<br />

shed so we can fit more bikes in; nothing is<br />

ever abother.<br />

As acelebration of ayear of hardwork and<br />

perseverance, the Cool Group recently took a<br />

trip out to Woodburytoride theirbikes along<br />

the domain tracks and the school bike park.<br />

Parents attended and celebrated with their<br />

children with apicnic lunch to top off ayear<br />

of biking success.<br />

Sarah says, Wed like to thank theWoodbury<br />

Domain Board and Woodbury School for<br />

allowing ustouse their amazing facilities, a<br />

real treasure tohave at our own back door.<br />

Bikingreally is alifelong skill that opens up a<br />

wholenew world forthesestudents,evenmore<br />

so for those who struggle with academic<br />

achievement. School isnt for everyone, but<br />

bike riding is. DEBBIE OLIVER


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

EDITORIAL<br />

FROM LEFT: Lionesses LyndaPullmanand Merle Ellery with<br />

Karenand VickySorensen from theGeraldineFoodbank.<br />

TheGeraldineLioness LionsClubhas donated$1,500tothe<br />

foodbank,being fundsraisedatarecent quiznight.Karen<br />

says that demand forfood parcels in Geraldineisregular<br />

andongoing; they areveryappreciative of thegenerosity<br />

of localresidents andbusinesses. PHOTO: Supplied<br />

We were overjoyed tosee the Geraldine Christmas<br />

Parade hit our streets after aCovid-induced absence.<br />

As people who organise events ourselves, we canonly<br />

applaud Nikki Lange and the Geraldine.nz team for<br />

such afine spectacle. Congratulations, too, to the<br />

Pleasant ValleyHallCentennialCommittee forpulling<br />

off acelebratory weekend despite the earlier<br />

postponement.<br />

Patience pays off. The development of the allweather<br />

turf has beenalong timecoming.The results<br />

of six years work arenow thereatGeraldine Domain<br />

for all to see and enjoy.<br />

We have had the report onthe Geraldine District<br />

Foundation cooperating with the Mid and South<br />

CanterburyTrust in our bankofstories forafew weeks.<br />

With apologies to them for the delay in publishing,<br />

it certainly is agood news storythatefforts arebeing<br />

made topromote sustainable healthcare into our<br />

future (see page 7).<br />

Once again, the district isshowing itself to be a<br />

place where efforts are made toinclude people in -<br />

what adelightful story onpage one. We remember<br />

howriding abikegives agreat senseofindependence<br />

to achild allowingagreater range of travel and activity.<br />

Speaking of including in -nobody should go short<br />

of ameal when we have the Geraldine Foodbank<br />

supporting us. Nobody should be ashamed of asking<br />

forafew groceries to tide them overinthese challenging<br />

times. The Toot forTuckerevent wasagreat success.<br />

Afew weeks ago, Geraldine Lionesses contacted us<br />

to let us know that theyhad made adonation to the<br />

foodbank. Unfortunately, that message was<br />

bottlenecked onHughs computer.<br />

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Have agreat week -just 16days togo! FI<br />

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FROM LEFT: Hilton Geraldine Tennis Club Committee member Ad Hendriks, club president Doug Sheldon, and Geraldine<br />

Combined Sports chair John Wilson. PHOTO: Jan Finlayson<br />

GCS artificial turf courts complete<br />

Geraldine Combined Sports (CGS)<br />

redevelopment workinGeraldine Domain<br />

hasreached asignificantmilestone with<br />

the completion of artificial turf courts,<br />

says GCSchairJohn Wilson. Its taken<br />

ahuge effort. It warmed the soul when<br />

Isaw it,hesays.<br />

After ahandover on Thursday, the<br />

Hilton Geraldine Tennis Club broke<br />

the new turf in with its first session of<br />

the <strong>2022</strong>-2023 regional interclub season.<br />

The turf will also cater for netball,<br />

hockey and other sports. Its completion<br />

comes on the back of another<br />

domain redevelopment milestone, the<br />

commissioning of floodlights.<br />

John says, The lights have been<br />

tremendouslysuccessful.Theyve made<br />

amassive difference for netball, football,<br />

and tennis. And now that weve got the<br />

turf done,that unlocks it for hockey this<br />

winter. Theyve over-delivered on<br />

expectations.<br />

Its six years since work began on a<br />

feasibility report for the redevelopment<br />

project and 12 months since the physical<br />

work started.The TimaruDistrict Council<br />

hasworked closely with GCS.<br />

With the projects signature items<br />

tickedoff,what remains to be done? John<br />

says, Well upgrade and realign parking<br />

spacesinthe HislopStreetcarpark, and<br />

weve gotthe sponsor boardsreadyto go<br />

up.Theres astorage building [to be built],<br />

and well put abasketball hoopup. And<br />

therell be cricket nets.Agrand opening<br />

will be held whenthe fullredevelopment<br />

is complete.<br />

This workhas beenhappeningduring<br />

Covid. Its been challenging getting<br />

contractors. Weve done agoodjob with<br />

our budgets, andthats required patience<br />

from our user groups, butweve got there,<br />

says John.<br />

Keen to find out moreabout Geraldine<br />

Combined Sports? Visit the organisations<br />

Facebookpage. JAN FINLAYSON<br />

FROMLEFT: Ella McDonald, Hannah Hurley, Hazel Drennan and Victoria Hurley amidst the bumper crop. PHOTO: Becky Talbot-Van Beers<br />

Woodbury School spuds ready for the table<br />

Woodbury School is at it again, with its<br />

Highlander potatoes harvested just in<br />

time for Christmas dinner. The fundraiser<br />

is underwayfor the lasttime. Woodbury<br />

School Board of Trustees member David<br />

Earl, who donated the use of the land<br />

where the spuds are grown, says, The<br />

groundwas pretty wet when we put the<br />

spuds in this year, but we got away with<br />

it. Weve been fortunate to avoid any<br />

frosts, andthe recentrain has been great<br />

to bulk up the crop, althoughafew extra<br />

sunlight hours would have helped.<br />

Thefundraiser,driven by theWoodbury<br />

School Support Group, raises money for<br />

teaching and learning resources and<br />

equipment for children. Principal<br />

Mike de Joux says, We are incredibly<br />

fortunate to have families withthe skills<br />

and expertise to prepare the paddock,<br />

plantandharvestthepotatoes. Andyand<br />

Tracey McKay have donatedall their time<br />

and know-how, not to mention all the<br />

specialist equipment, seed potatoes and<br />

other supplies neededtodothe job.<br />

JamesMcDonaldkindly donated his<br />

tractor-cultivator and time to preparethe<br />

paddockfor planting. James Taylor from<br />

Waller Precision Spraying and Direct<br />

Drilling has done any spraying required<br />

free of charge. Its areal community effort.<br />

The children are alsoinvolved in the<br />

process. David says, We get the kids<br />

down here after the harvester lifts the<br />

crop.Theysort them intobuckets before<br />

helping with the packaging, and with<br />

selling the spuds through numerous stalls<br />

that will pop up around Geraldine in the<br />

upcoming weeks.<br />

Mike adds, We also have alarge<br />

amount to give awaytosupport thosein<br />

needthis timeofyear. This can be arranged,<br />

in confidence, by contacting us via the<br />

email address below.<br />

Bags are available outside Woodbury<br />

School, the Woodbury Store Cafe,<br />

Geraldine Farmers Market and the<br />

Geraldine Resource Centre. Bags can be<br />

orderedvia spuds@woodbury.school.nz.<br />

3kg bags$10 each; three bags for $25.<br />

BECKY TALBOT-VAN BEERS


THURSDAY, <strong>08</strong>DECEMBER, <strong>2022</strong> |THE GERALDINE NEWS |PAGE 3<br />

Geraldine comes alive with the Christmas spirit as the crowd gathers to cheer onthe parade. PHOTOS: Anna Veaux<br />

Christmas parade brings festive spirit<br />

Despite the looming rainclouds at the 14th<br />

annual Geraldine ChristmasParade, the crowds<br />

turned out to enjoy the first ofmany festive<br />

activities plannedfor the season. After missing<br />

ayear,thanks to Covid, everyonewas excited<br />

to have the parade back. Onlooker Julie Bunting<br />

says, Its an amazing paradefor asmall town.<br />

So much to see and enjoy.<br />

Geraldine.nz coordinatorNikki Langsays,<br />

Itwas fantastic. We had40businesses booked<br />

to takepart in the parade, but so many more<br />

turned up on thenight. It was agreat communityfocused<br />

evening. The floats represented the<br />

community we are made up of, and we really<br />

appreciate everyones support in making this<br />

special event happen. We are particularly<br />

grateful to FreshChoice, who sponsored the<br />

parade, theVillageInn for the prizes andthe<br />

Lions and Lionesses for putting the parade<br />

together.<br />

The winner of this yearsbest family-focused<br />

float was the Timaru Filipino Society. With<br />

carnival asthis years theme, they put on a<br />

colourfulshow for theirthird consecutive year<br />

in the parade. Filipino Societyrepresentative<br />

Joe Calleja says, We see it as an opportunity<br />

for community service and to promote our<br />

culture to the district. Our float was themed<br />

TheJoker. The children were wearing carnival<br />

costumes. We alsohad amarchingbandand<br />

streetdancers playing Filipino music.<br />

The event was also well supported by the<br />

localagriculturecommunity. Sinclair Trotter<br />

(5) says,Iliked allthetractors,the fire engines<br />

and the magpies [bagpipes].<br />

As per tradition, Santa was last up andthe<br />

highlight for the crowd. Children, youngand<br />

old, wavedand wished him Merry Christmas.<br />

Olivia Coulter (4) says, I didnt realise Santa<br />

came to these sorts of things. Five-year-old<br />

Ryleigh Stout summed upthe event, saying,<br />

Itwas thebest parade ever.<br />

The prize-winning floats were: Most<br />

Enterprising-Barkers Foodstoreand Eatery;<br />

Best Christmas Spirit -MontessoriGeraldine;<br />

BestFamily-Focused -TimaruFilipino Society.<br />

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WHĀRANGI 4|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>08</strong>HAKIHEA, <strong>2022</strong><br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

Toot forTucker volunteer AlanaBerryhelped coordinate<br />

Tuesdays fundraisingeffort. PHOTO: Facebook/Tash Rankin<br />

Thanks from Geraldine Foodbank<br />

To the manyorganisations andindividuals who have<br />

generously donated to the Geraldine-St Andrews<br />

Foodbank with food and money over the past 12<br />

months, we would like tosay agrateful thank you.<br />

The donations to the foodbank have enabled us,<br />

overadifficult<strong>2022</strong> year,toprovide food forasignificant<br />

number of Geraldine and districtresidents.This is at<br />

atime when events, often not of their own making,<br />

have created difficulties for many who have never<br />

had to rely on asocial service such asthis.<br />

Of the manyfoodbank fundraising events,concerts<br />

and collections, these were often organised and held<br />

without any involvement from the foodbank. That<br />

generous donation of time and effort onour behalf<br />

is really appreciated. We would make aspecial<br />

acknowledgement of the pupils of Geraldine High<br />

School who donated all the proceeds from theirFree<br />

Dress Day.Wewereheartened by this supportfrom<br />

the young people of our community who showed a<br />

real awarenessofthe needswithin theircommunity.<br />

We trytothank specific contributors to the foodbank,<br />

but formany, these donationscome from an unknown<br />

source. So, to those anonymous people and<br />

organisations, the purpose of this public noticeinthe<br />

Geraldine News,agenerous supporterofthe foodbank,<br />

we want to thank you for your generosity and to let<br />

youknowthat we areverythankful foryour donations.<br />

And finally, wesincerely thank the foodbank<br />

volunteers who worked aroster overthe year to cover<br />

the on-call phone, maintain sufficient food in stock,<br />

and deliver the food parcels; withouttheir commitment<br />

to this voluntary role, the Geraldine-St Andrews<br />

Foodbank would not, and could not, operate as<br />

effectively as it does.<br />

The foodbank will continue operating over the<br />

Christmas/New Year period, and in 2023 we will<br />

continue providing this service tothose in need in<br />

our community.<br />

GERALDINE-ST ANDREWS SOCIAL SERVICE MINISTRY<br />

Toot forTuckervolunteers on the job on Tuesday. PHOTO: AnnaVeaux Donations collected this year doubledlastyearsresult. PHOTO: Supplied<br />

Toot for Tuckers record result<br />

Looking around Geraldine at 5pm on<br />

Tuesday, plenty of locals could beseen<br />

waiting at their gates for the Toot for<br />

Tucker vehicles to pass by. With the<br />

supportofmanylocal businesses as well<br />

as the firebrigade, ambulanceand police,<br />

around 30 volunteers turned up to help<br />

collect the donations, ranging from<br />

toothpaste and nappies to luxury coffee<br />

powder and cake mixes.<br />

Co-organiser of the event, Alison<br />

Patterson, says they have been overwhelmed<br />

by the response from the community.<br />

There is now this resource for people to<br />

use if they need it.<br />

With very little empty space left in<br />

their storeroom, Geraldine Foodbank<br />

volunteer Karen Sorenson says, Iam<br />

justamazed. We receivedtwice as much<br />

food as last year. Which last year was<br />

twiceasmuchasthe previousyear. When<br />

we thought we hadgot all thefood sorted,<br />

the crew from the Woodbury drive delivered<br />

even more. What wereceived will keep<br />

us goingfor well over six months and has<br />

set us up well for next year.<br />

There are familieswehavesupported<br />

through this year andwho we know well.<br />

Some of the suppliesdonatedwillbeput<br />

into Christmas food parcels for them so<br />

that they will be able to enjoy adelicious<br />

Christmasdinner. It makes such adifference<br />

when times are tough.<br />

The event was an opportunity to pull<br />

our community together. Jacqui Swales<br />

and Emily Walker participated for the<br />

first time. We are so surprised by the<br />

whole thing. Everyone was so generous.<br />

Whatanawesomecommunity we live in.<br />

We brought our kids along to help them<br />

understand that some people need support<br />

and what they can do to help others.<br />

Ted Walker (5) says, I liked picking the<br />

food up and theambulance.<br />

The supplies and moneyreceived will<br />

benefit people directlyinour community.<br />

If youneedsupport from the Geraldine<br />

Foodbank or would like to support the<br />

foodbank, please phone 022 0987 694<br />

for aconfidential conversation.<br />

ANNA VEAUX<br />

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was held atPleasant Valleys StAnnes Church onSunday morning. PHOTO: Supplied June Nelson (left) and Elaine Mallinson plant<br />

the Centennial tree. PHOTO: Debbie Oliver Cr Gavin Oliver raises the Pleasant Valley Hall Centennial flag as the attendees look on.<br />

PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty Around 0 people enjoyed acelebratory dinner in the hall on Saturday night. PHOTO: Supplied<br />

Pleasant Valley celebrates halls Centenary<br />

Lastweekend, past and presentresidents<br />

and the hard-working Centennial<br />

Committee finallycelebrated the Pleasant<br />

Valley Hall Centenary after having to<br />

postpone the eventinMarch duetoCovid<br />

restrictions.<br />

The festivities got underway with a<br />

welcome from committee chairperson<br />

Brian Hammond and the raising of a<br />

Pleasant Valley Hall Centennial flag by<br />

Cr Gavin Oliver. Brian explained that<br />

earlier this year, achapwas cycling past<br />

the hall and stoppedtotalk to one of the<br />

committee members, Bruce Hampton,<br />

and pointed out that their NewZealand<br />

flag was lookingabit tatty. Here visiting<br />

family, theman said he owned acompany<br />

in Aucklandthat made flags.When Bruce<br />

mentioned the upcoming Centenary, the<br />

man offered to make them aCentenary<br />

flag and aNew Zealand flag for the hall.<br />

After some confusion in communication,<br />

Brian said that the hall committee had<br />

instead receivedtwo Centenary flags but<br />

was grateful for them.<br />

June Nelson and Elaine Mallinson<br />

then plantedthe Centennial tree, aWeeping<br />

Tōtara, that originated at the Sundrum<br />

farmstead in Woodbury. The seedling<br />

had been nurtured by Peter Keller and<br />

Ines Stäger and was purchased with the<br />

help of amonetary donation from the<br />

Woodbury Domainand Hall Committee.<br />

Brian says, This was awonderful<br />

gestureand along with otherdonations<br />

given, we feel this tree was very appropriate<br />

.<br />

Long-time Four Peaks resident<br />

Margaret Prattley cutthe Centenary cake<br />

and acknowledged the hard work the<br />

committee had put in to make the event<br />

happen. The second Centenary flag was<br />

unveiled insidethe hall, framed by Geraldine<br />

locals Gavin Prentice and Bob Metcalf<br />

using old wood from the hall.<br />

Attendees spent the afternoon learning<br />

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THURSDAY, <strong>08</strong>DECEMBER, <strong>2022</strong> |THE GERALDINE NEWS |PAGE 7<br />

KUPU OTEWIKI<br />

Outside the former Geraldine Town and Country Club are Geraldine Foundation trustees (back row from left) Wayne ODonnell,<br />

Jimmy Wallace and Rosie Morten and (front) trustees for the Community Trust ofMid and South Canterbury Gail Thompson<br />

and Alistair Wing. PHOTO: HughMcCafferty<br />

Trust make first-time impact investment<br />

Rehua is an extremely sacred Māori God who possesses<br />

the power tocure blindness, revive the dead, and heal<br />

any disease. He has also been called the Lord of<br />

Kindness who can eliminate sorrow and gloom in the<br />

hearts and minds of men. Rehua is the eldest son of<br />

Rangi and Papa and is linked tothe mighty star<br />

Antares. He is considered chief among the Maori<br />

star gods and lives inTe Putahi-nui-o-Rehua in<br />

Rangi-tuarea, the tenth topmost heaven inaccessible<br />

to humans. To many Maori iwi, Rehua is personified by<br />

the Tui bird traditionally called the Kōkō. Rehua gifted<br />

Tane the Kōkō and other creatures to populate the<br />

earth. (tuwharetoabone.com) PHOTO: Wikipedia<br />

For the first time in its history, the<br />

Community Trust of Mid and South<br />

Canterburyhas confirmed it is proceeding<br />

with an impact investment, partnering<br />

with the Geraldine District Foundation<br />

to build anew health hub facility on the<br />

former Geraldine Town and Country Club<br />

site in Geraldine.<br />

The trust is investing equity into an<br />

enterprise for the first time, as opposed<br />

to makingagrantoffunding to assist an<br />

entity with aproject. This means that<br />

rather than sourcing funds from its annual<br />

grants budget (which totals around$2m<br />

perannum), it is redirecting aportion of<br />

its investment portfolio intothisproject<br />

as an equity investment.<br />

Trust ChairmanNathanMillssaysthe<br />

trust has been open to looking at alternative<br />

ways of funding quality projects.<br />

By assisting this project in this manner,<br />

it means were able to contribute a<br />

significantly larger amount to the project,<br />

roughly by afactor of 10. This doesnt<br />

mean other grant applicants to the trust<br />

will be disadvantaged as there are<br />

commercial and community aspects to<br />

this investment.<br />

Part of the building will have commercial<br />

tenants occupying the building, which<br />

will ultimately provide the trust with a<br />

commercial return for its investment. It<br />

will also have acommunity and social<br />

aspectwhererooms will be available for<br />

community use aswell asfor visiting<br />

health professionals.<br />

Nathan added that aside from the<br />

financial merits of the investment, the<br />

othersignificant benefit is that the Geraldine<br />

township and surrounding rural<br />

communitieswill havemedicaland health<br />

practitioners providing their services in<br />

a modern purpose-built facility,<br />

underpinning healthcare in the district<br />

for decades to come.<br />

This projectwillhaveatangible impact<br />

on the communityaswell as meeting the<br />

trustsgoals of achieving healthy, vibrant<br />

and caring communities.<br />

Geraldine District Foundation Chair<br />

JimmyWallace says havingthe Community<br />

Trust onboard as an investment partner<br />

has added significant impetus to the<br />

project,enabling it to be completedfaster<br />

as we dont have to raise so much money<br />

from other charitable and community<br />

funders. Jimmy also noted the need for<br />

amodern health facility inthe district<br />

and that itwill also accommodate the<br />

CivilDefenceHQand Emergency Centre.<br />

The Geraldine Foundation has been<br />

working hard on planning and financing<br />

this project for anumberofyears and is<br />

now in the process of finalising its share<br />

of the capital for the project. Once that<br />

andother detailed drawings are completed,<br />

construction will begin in the second half<br />

of 2023 in line with the construction<br />

companys project schedule. SUBMITTED<br />

Hakihea<br />

Hakihea -<strong>December</strong><br />

It was this time last year when we began looking at<br />

the Māori ingoa for each month asitarrived. Hard to<br />

believe how time has flown by.<br />

If your household isanything like ours, Hakihea<br />

brings with it afresh wave of excitement and energy<br />

as we push towards the end of the year. According to<br />

the Maramataka, Hakihea is ahigh-energy month<br />

signifiedbyblue skies, sun exposure, and the arrivalof<br />

astar named Rehua in the sky. Traditionally, Māori<br />

usedthe sayingTe waru ikataina eRehua, meaning<br />

The eighth monthwhen the ground laughs at Rehua,<br />

to explainthe cracks in the groundthat wouldappear<br />

in the growing heat ofHakihea. Teoteo, female tuis,<br />

will dominate the bush with their call in the coming<br />

weeks, heralding the hatching of their chicks, and<br />

Aotearoas very own Christmas trees will begin to<br />

blossom across the motu.<br />

The days before the full moon are said to be the<br />

highest energydaysofeach monthinthe Maramataka.<br />

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WHĀRANGI 8|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>08</strong>HAKIHEA, <strong>2022</strong><br />

IN BRIEF<br />

FROM OUR MP<br />

JACQUI DEAN<br />

Atime togive thanks<br />

As we come to the end of another busyyear,Iwanted<br />

to reflect alittle on what <strong>2022</strong> has brought us.<br />

This has not been aneasy year for many<br />

households. Asignificant increase inthe cost of<br />

food, fuel, rent, and other necessities has caused<br />

stress and hardship for many. People are<br />

understandably frustrated, so Ihopeprudentdecisions<br />

are made in2023 that will help our economy get<br />

back ontrack.<br />

But,asthis is my last column forthe year,Iwant<br />

to focus on the positives. The removal ofCovid-19<br />

related restrictions has seen local events resume,<br />

and people headout in goodnumberstoenjoy their<br />

favourite festivals, fêtes and shows.<br />

Ive tried to get around as many events as possible<br />

these pastfew months and have lovedseeing people<br />

haveagoodday outwhile supporting localartisans,<br />

performers, and competitors. Theseevents aregood<br />

for community spirit and bring asmile to the face<br />

of so many people.<br />

When Ithink back upon this year, Ithink of the<br />

people Ive beenfortunatetospend time with who<br />

do so much good in the community. Ithink of the<br />

Geraldine Foodbank volunteers and the Upper<br />

Rangitātā Landcare Group people who give so<br />

much oftheir time to make adifference.<br />

Iknowmanypeople in Geraldine volunteer their<br />

time and contribute to charitable organisations<br />

and communitygroups. Christmas is atime to give<br />

thanks, andIwant to acknowledge the commitment<br />

and passion of those who do so much good work<br />

andwho do so without the need forfussorattention.<br />

Thank you.<br />

Ialso want to take this opportunity towish all<br />

readers of GNews ahappy andjoyous festiveseason;<br />

take care on the roads, and enjoy the company of<br />

those you love.<br />

RECYCLED CLOTHING<br />

Geraldine Wahine Toa win top rugby awards<br />

After an impressiveinaugural season<br />

in the competition, wheretheyplaced<br />

secondoverall, twoofGeraldine Rugby<br />

Football Club Wahine Toa womens<br />

team star players havebeen recognised<br />

at the South Canterbury Rugby <strong>2022</strong><br />

PlaceMakers Club Awards.<br />

Kate Brown, who plays first fivefor<br />

the team, took out theoverall toppoint<br />

scorer for the season, accumulating<br />

amassive 76 points (28 conversions<br />

and four tries). Humble when asked<br />

about the award, Kate says, Itsalways<br />

abit easiertoscore points when youre<br />

the one kicking. Ihad abit of an idea<br />

that Iwas leading, but some words<br />

from the coach kept me motivated<br />

and always trying to do better.<br />

Opensideflanker Sophie Kerr picked<br />

up the awardfor the mosttries scored<br />

in the season with anoutstanding 13<br />

tries. She says,We kept trackofpoints<br />

during the season, but Ididnt know<br />

there was an award for it. Everyone<br />

in our team scored atry during the<br />

FOURPEAK HEALTH &DR. DIANASCOTT<br />

CHRISTMASHOURS <strong>2022</strong>/23<br />

Covering allpatientsfrombothpractices<br />

19-23DECEMBER: NORMAL HOURS<br />

Saturday 24<strong>December</strong>: CLOSED<br />

Sunday 25<strong>December</strong>: CLOSED<br />

Monday 26 <strong>December</strong>: CLOSED<br />

Tuesday 27 <strong>December</strong>: CLOSED<br />

Wednesday 28 <strong>December</strong>: Dr Diana Scott Limited<br />

Thursday 29 <strong>December</strong>: Dr Diana Scott Limited<br />

Friday 30<strong>December</strong>: Dr Diana ScottLimited<br />

Saturday 31 <strong>December</strong>: CLOSED<br />

Sunday 1January: CLOSED<br />

Monday 2January: CLOSED<br />

Tuesday 3January: CLOSED<br />

Wednesday 4January: Four PeakHealth<br />

Thursday 5January: FourPeakHealth<br />

Friday 6January: Four Peak Health<br />

season;itwas through thewholeteam<br />

working hardtogether to get over the<br />

line. We do play quite anattacking<br />

style ofrugby, which translates to<br />

points on the board.<br />

Kate also gavecredit to coachJason<br />

Hurley. He did agreat job covering<br />

all areas of the game. It couldnt have<br />

beeneasywithsomanygirls and only<br />

one of him. Butthe coaching,the team,<br />

the club, the whole atmosphere was<br />

awesome, and agreat place to develop<br />

and grow. She is already looking<br />

forward tothe next season and says,<br />

Anyone sitting on the fencedeciding<br />

if they want to play next year should<br />

justcomealongtoatrainingsession;<br />

Im sure youll be hooked. No experience<br />

is necessary; it would just be cool to<br />

see as many girls there aspossible.<br />

BECKY TALBOT-VAN BEERS<br />

Kate Brown lines up the goalposts;<br />

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Celebrating Good in the Hood success are (from left): Vicki Stonestreet (Z Geraldine Site Leader), Peter Woodhall (LANDSAR<br />

South Canterbury), Shirley Lindroos (Geraldine Childrens Social Work Trust), Helen May (Geraldine Community Vehicle Trust,<br />

Maureen Grimwood and Tim Rimmer (Geraldine Community Gardens), and Jonathan Usher (Z Energy retailer). PHOTO: Debbie Oliver<br />

Good in the Hood supports community groups<br />

The Good in the Hood community<br />

promotion run by ZGeraldine hasagain<br />

given four local organisations amonetary<br />

boost to finish the year on ahigh. This<br />

year the four recipients were Geraldine<br />

Childrens Social Work Trust ($1,639),<br />

Land Search and Rescue(LandSAR) South<br />

Canterbury ($917), GeraldineCommunity<br />

Vehicle Trust ($820), and Geraldine<br />

Community Gardens ($724).<br />

Customerswho shopin-storeare given<br />

an orange token topop in one of four<br />

boxes, voting for their favourite local<br />

group. The money is split between all<br />

participating groups based on thenumber<br />

of votes each receives. In additiontothe<br />

$4,100, every Zservice station has an<br />

additional $1,000 to beused throughout<br />

the year to support other neighbourhood<br />

initiatives.<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

ZEnergy lower South Island retailer<br />

JonathanUshersays, Itsnot just about<br />

the money; its great exposure for these<br />

wonderful community organisations to<br />

show Geraldine what they do.Thisisnot a<br />

one-off event; if an organisation ever needs<br />

help from Z, please ask.<br />

Helen May from the Geraldine<br />

Community Vehicle Trust says, We are<br />

very grateful toZasthis helps us with<br />

the ongoing cost to be able to continue<br />

to provide alow-cost service tothe<br />

community of Geraldine.<br />

LandSAR SouthCanterbury treasurer<br />

Peter Woodhall says, As well as the<br />

monetary help that can go towards ongoing<br />

training andalsotonew equipment that<br />

may not be funded, the exposure from<br />

Good inthe Hood will hopefully bring<br />

more volunteers to our organisation.<br />

On behalf of the Geraldine Children<br />

Social Work Trust (GCWST), Shirley<br />

Lindroos says, The money will go towards<br />

the ongoingcosts whichthe GCWSTfaces<br />

with funding the salaries ofour two<br />

qualified socialworkers. The socialworkers<br />

provide an effective service for all Geraldine<br />

districts children and youth, particularly<br />

those from vulnerable or disadvantaged<br />

backgrounds.<br />

The Geraldine Community Gardensare<br />

startingtomore recognition in Geraldine.<br />

Chairperson Tim Rimmer says, Any<br />

donation helps us future-proof and upgrade<br />

our equipment. We appreciatehaving been<br />

partofZs Good in theHoodthis year.<br />

Since its launch in 2013, ZEnergy<br />

stations have donated almost $8m to<br />

local groups across New Zealand.<br />

DEBBIE OLIVER<br />

Geraldine Museum 2023 calendar is out<br />

The Geraldine Historical Society has<br />

published a2023 calendar showcasing<br />

early photographic images of local<br />

urban scenes, businessesand day-today<br />

life in Geraldinesoutlying districts.<br />

Funds raisedwill supportthe Geraldine<br />

Museum.<br />

Society president Kaye Kerr says<br />

theimages,mostlytaken in the early<br />

1900s, were sourced from a<br />

comprehensivephotographcollection<br />

displayed as partofGeraldines150th<br />

jubilee celebrations in 2012.<br />

The calendar,the museums fourth,<br />

returns to the sweeping focus it had<br />

in its first years. Last year,wedid old<br />

houses. This year, wedidnt want to<br />

be bound by theme. We chose<br />

interesting photos; avariety oflife<br />

around here. Many are recognisable<br />

places, says Kaye.<br />

The Geraldine Historical Societys<br />

2023 calendar is printed on A4 highquality<br />

card.ItisavailableatGeraldine<br />

Museu for $15 cash or by internet<br />

banking. JAN FINLAYSON<br />

Images for Geraldine Museums<br />

2023 calendar were chosen from<br />

an extensive photo archive.<br />

PHOTO: Jan Finlayson<br />

OPENING HOURS:<br />

TUES 10.30am-12pm |SAT 2pm-3.30pm<br />

117 Talbot Street, Geraldine|geraldine.mibase.co.nz<br />

The Geraldine Rugby Football Club are pleased<br />

to announcethe opening of registrationsfor the<br />

club’s125th Jubilee which willtakeplaceon<br />

21-23 April, 2023.<br />

YOUR COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM:<br />

•can be left at Geraldine Rugby ClubBar<br />

• HHA AssociatesLtd,Four Peaks Plaza -<br />

there is abox at the bottom of the stairs;<br />

•emailed to grfcjubilee@gmail.com<br />

•orposted to PO Box 50, Geraldine7956<br />

REGISTRATION<br />

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CELL/PHONE<br />

DECADE/YEARS<br />

£ PLAYER £ ADMINISTRATOR £ COACH<br />

FUNCTIONS VENUE: CLUBROOMS &MARQUE<br />

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WEDNESDAY : BeefPassanda<br />

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FRIDAY : Dal Tadka<br />

SATURDAY : DalMakhani<br />

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* SPECIAL ONLY ON TAKEAWAY *<br />

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ORDER MILD, MEDIUM &HOT |SPECIALS FOR TUES 13DECEMBER -SUN 18 DECEMBER<br />

£ Jubilee Dinner Saturday, 22 April, 2023; 7.30pm<br />

$80SINGLE Number attending: ..............................<br />

Happy Hour, Buffet<br />

Welcome from Chairman of Jubilee Committee<br />

Decade Speakers<br />

£ BOTH EVENTS Friday &Saturday 21/22April, 2023<br />

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WHĀRANGI 10|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>08</strong>HAKIHEA, <strong>2022</strong><br />

COOK<br />

Our small friendly resthome requires the<br />

services of acook. Experience not essential<br />

but the ability tocook home-style meals is.<br />

Knowledge offood safety an advantage.<br />

Full training will begiven.<br />

Hours of work are 7am-1.30pm.<br />

Please send CVto:<br />

geraldinerh@xtra.co.nz<br />

Phone 027 237 8037 for further information<br />

Alone on<br />

Christmas Day?<br />

Join us for Christmas lunch<br />

Saturday 25 <strong>December</strong><br />

12pm at The Corral<br />

28 Peel Street, Geraldine<br />

Confirm your attendance by<br />

calling Cyril Guthrie on 03 693 8630<br />

before 20 <strong>December</strong><br />

Loya l locals<br />

love Gera ldine.<br />

Show your love and think local.<br />

Anglican Parish<br />

GERALDINE<br />

Christmas<br />

not so merry?<br />

Join us for quiet Christmas service<br />

for remembering<br />

There will be alittle music<br />

but nocompulsion tosing.<br />

Atime for prayer orreflection<br />

but no compulsion to say<br />

anything out loud.<br />

Atime toremember<br />

and light acandle ifyou want.<br />

Geraldine Lioness Lions Club<br />

invite community groups<br />

to an Information Day on<br />

8February2023,11am-7pm<br />

at St Andrew’s Hall,<br />

Wilson Street, Geraldine.<br />

Interested in sharing about your club<br />

to the Geraldine community? Need new<br />

members? If you are interested in being<br />

part of this day, please contact<br />

Elizabeth 03 303 7241<br />

Mark Ford Plumbing<br />

Residential | Commercial | Rural<br />

Hot Water | Water Pumps & Filtration<br />

Emergency Repairs<br />

Drain CCTV and Unblocking<br />

Authorised Wallace Pump Service Agent<br />

022 601 3216<br />

MARK FORD PLUMBING |WOODBURY ROAD RD21<br />

The Geraldine Golf Club<br />

is seeking afull-time<br />

Course Superintendent<br />

/Greenkeeper<br />

Please refer toour detailed<br />

ad onthe NZGCSA website:<br />

www.nzgcsa.org.nz<br />

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 JANUARY, 2023<br />

SUNDAY18DECEMBER<br />

4PM @StMary’s Church,Talbot Street<br />

RevHugh McCafferty 021 920 8751<br />

LIKE<br />

US ON<br />

CALL FOR COACHES<br />

ANDMANAGERS<br />

Geraldine Rugby Club are<br />

looking for expressions of<br />

interest for coaches for:<br />

·Senior BMens<br />

·Senior Womens<br />

·Senior Mens<br />

Please contact the<br />

GRFC President, Aaron Gregan<br />

email agregan@tigercat.com<br />

or call 021 689 467<br />

for further information.<br />

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 5PM<br />

ON 19 DECEMBER <strong>2022</strong><br />

Geraldine Rugby Football Club<br />

Centre Manager<br />

Fully Qualified ECE Teacher<br />

Peel Forest Preschool is an independent not-for-profit<br />

earlychildhood education centre based in Peel Forest Village.<br />

Our recently refurbished indoor and outdoorfacilities celebrate<br />

our rural setting and encourage play-based learning<br />

as guided by the principals of Te Whariki.<br />

The Centre is open four days aweek, 8:30am to 3:00pm.<br />

We arelicenced for 18 childrenaged over twoyears.<br />

We require aCentre Manager/ECE Qualified Head Teacher.<br />

The successfulcandidate will be committed to providing<br />

high-quality education andcare, an open communicator,<br />

adaptable and prepared to go theextra mile to ensurethe effective<br />

management ofthe Centre. In doing thistheywill be supported<br />

by an engaged Governing Committee, aloyal community<br />

and committed staff.<br />

Applicantsmustbehonest, cheerful and enthusiastic with<br />

strong leadership abilities. This role will be an ideal opportunity<br />

for an experienced managertoshowcasetheir signature teaching<br />

style, skillsand ideas, whilst adding significant value to our centre<br />

as we take it to thenext level.<br />

To completeyourapplication please send your Curriculum Vitae,<br />

the nameand contactdetails of at least two referees and a<br />

covering letter to pfpcommittee@outlook.com.<br />

Applications close 6January 2023 unless position filled prior.<br />

Remunerationwill be based on skills and experience.


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GERALDINE GOLF CLUB 29.11.22 Ladies<br />

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CLEANING SERVICE Maria Cabrera 021 048 7001.<br />

CLOTHING ALTERATIONS and mending. Phone<br />

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DOUBLE GLAZING ENQUIRIES. PhoneGeraldine<br />

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HEATPUMPS Clean, service, repairand install. Please<br />

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WHĀRANGI 12 |NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>08</strong>HAKIHEA, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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In the black despite challenges<br />

Accountant Rhea Booker has<br />

beenelected on to the Ruralco<br />

board at the recent annual<br />

general meeting.<br />

Rhea, also an equity partner<br />

in asmall dry stockfarm and<br />

calf rearingoperation, joins<br />

currentdirector and<br />

Dunsandel dairy farmerTony<br />

Coltman,seeking re­election<br />

for athird term, in taking up the<br />

two vacanciesatthe board<br />

table.<br />

Themeeting wasan<br />

opportunity to farewell retiring<br />

director andchair Jessie Chan,<br />

and independent director,<br />

Brent Wheeler,after nine and<br />

five years of service<br />

respectively.<br />

Bothwerethanked for their<br />

wealth of expertise and passion<br />

for the co­operative. Anew<br />

board chair will be decidedat<br />

this month’s meeting.<br />

At theAGM,aswell as<br />

discussingkey successes and<br />

challenges, was the<br />

appointment of new<br />

independent director Helen<br />

van Orton.<br />

Helen is aprofessional<br />

director with20years of<br />

directorshipand executive<br />

leadership experience and is<br />

currently chair of the HR<br />

Institute of NZ and aboard<br />

director of theCo­operative<br />

Bank, Co­operative Life Ltd,<br />

Centrix Group Ltd and Zeal.<br />

Ruralco’sability to respond<br />

quickly to farmers’ needs and<br />

currentmarket conditions were<br />

considered key to its success in<br />

achieving pleasing revenue<br />

results in the <strong>2022</strong> financial<br />

year.<br />

Thisyearprovided anumber<br />

of challengesfor shareholders<br />

andthe Ruralco business as<br />

farmers continued to face<br />

regulation and compliance<br />

issues, climatically<br />

Rhea Booker<br />

challengingweather patterns,<br />

covid interruptions andhigh<br />

on­farm inflation and<br />

production costs.<br />

“Whilecommodity prices<br />

continue to remain highfor<br />

many agriculturalsectors,<br />

inputcosts have markedly<br />

increasedputting pressure on<br />

our farmers andreducing<br />

overall margins.<br />

Most notablyhave beenfuel<br />

andfertiliser costs, but also<br />

general priceincreasesdue to<br />

supply issues and labour<br />

shortages as wecontinueto<br />

facethe fall­out of theCovid­19<br />

pandemic,” retiringboard<br />

chair Jessie Chan said.<br />

“Significantweatherevents<br />

and continuingregulatory<br />

complianceissues have<br />

continuedtocreate challenges<br />

for the wider farming<br />

community and Ruralco.<br />

Despite these difficulties, both<br />

Ruralco andour farmer<br />

shareholders haveshown<br />

resilience.”<br />

Ruralco hasachieved<br />

pleasingrevenue resultsfor<br />

<strong>2022</strong> throughsome price<br />

increases, butalsothrough<br />

market share andithas<br />

demonstrated overthe<br />

financialyearthatseasonal<br />

expenses are under control,<br />

says Jessie.<br />

Thebusinesscontinued to<br />

grow its GroupTurnover,<br />

Jessie Chan<br />

recording $279.1 million<br />

compared to $245.3million<br />

lastyear.Gross Profit slightly<br />

increasedto$12.0 million<br />

compared to $10.6 million in<br />

the previous year, and<br />

EBITDAincreased slightly to<br />

$1.27 millioncomparedto<br />

$1.23 millionlastyear. Group<br />

Equity at the end of the <strong>2022</strong><br />

financialyear was $17.3<br />

million, up from last year’s<br />

$16.9 million.<br />

Jessie saysRuralco’s<br />

ability to help farmers<br />

enhance their on­farm<br />

production by supplyingthe<br />

bestadviceand competitive<br />

pricing remainsamainstay<br />

of the business.“Ruralco is<br />

in thebusinessof supporting<br />

farmersbysupplying<br />

productsand servicesfor<br />

productivity.”<br />

“Our core purposeremains<br />

unchanged as we approach<br />

our 60th anniversary in 2023<br />

and it continues to be<br />

intertwined in allaspects of<br />

our business.Ruralco was<br />

established by farmers,for<br />

farmers and it’s amindset we<br />

stillhaveand will retain was<br />

we continuemoving<br />

forward,” shesaid.<br />

NEWS<br />

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

Sustainability podcast to help farm decisions<br />

Anew sustainability­focused podcast<br />

to support the country's farmersand<br />

growershas been launched by<br />

agribusinessbankingspecialist<br />

Rabobank New Zealand.<br />

The new podcast, RaboTalk ­<br />

Growing our future, will feature<br />

informed opinionsand healthy<br />

discussion on thefuture of farmingand<br />

howprimary producerscan adaptfarm<br />

strategies and systemstoensurethey<br />

thriveinafast­changingworld.<br />

Hosted by Rabobank’s headof<br />

sustainable business development<br />

Blake Holgate, thepodcast willinclude<br />

interviews with arange of industry<br />

experts from New Zealand andaround<br />

theworldcoveringtopics including<br />

long­term strategic planning, agritech,<br />

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Weather and the climate can<br />

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NEWS<br />

50 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

CLUB NEWS<br />

Plains LadiesFriendship Club<br />

Plains Ladies FriendshipClub<br />

heldtheir XmasMeetingat<br />

Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong> on Monday<br />

28thNovember, <strong>2022</strong>and<br />

Joyce waspleased with the<br />

good turnoutofmembers<br />

wearing Xmas decorations.<br />

Our Main Speaker was<br />

Danny Lysaght.<br />

Danny played his keyboard<br />

withsometunes while we had<br />

morning tea.<br />

He then talkedtous. Danny<br />

was aXmasbabyand lived<br />

withhis family at Wakanui<br />

before shiftingtoDorie.<br />

He went to Dorie primary<br />

schoolwith 20 pupilsand one<br />

teacher, then secondary school<br />

in Christchurch.<br />

Danny workedfor Dalgety’s<br />

as ajunior, thenshiftedto<br />

North Island working at a<br />

restaurantasacook. Biggest<br />

was 600 people40tables ­20at<br />

each.<br />

In 2000 he returned hometo<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> doingcatering from<br />

Creek Road.<br />

Biggest number to caterfor<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong> has been 380<br />

people at Vintage CarClub. He<br />

has doneweddings, big<br />

birthdays, special occasions.<br />

He has been trying to sellhis<br />

business, at themoment noone<br />

has madeany offer to buy<br />

his business so on his birthday<br />

Xmas Day <strong>2022</strong>hewill be<br />

closingthe door.<br />

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

Lunch, he is onlyasmall part,<br />

cooks all the meats, ham,<br />

turkey, leglamband potatoes.<br />

Theyhave aoutpouring of<br />

donationsfrombusiness in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>,soit’s onlypeople<br />

timeand with voluntaryof40<br />

helpers.<br />

In retirement ­playinggolf,<br />

flying at AeroClub, playing<br />

music andtaking things easy.<br />

Then he played somemore<br />

music on hiskeyboard. Danny<br />

wasthanked and presented<br />

with agift.<br />

Joyce wished everyonea<br />

lovelyXmas then we hadXmas<br />

lunch.<br />

Nextmeeting23rdJanuary<br />

2023.<br />

If anyone wishestojoina<br />

ladies groupplease ringAlison<br />

on 3<strong>08</strong>7109 orJoyceon<br />

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

Society<br />

Our end of year competition<br />

is madeupof all of the honours<br />

andacceptances thatwere<br />

awarded in the eight<br />

competitionsthatoccur during<br />

the year. Forour digital<br />

competition our judge had to<br />

selectten images from 132.A<br />

challengingtask thatour judge<br />

Jenny Thompson was more<br />

thancapableofworking<br />

through.<br />

“Hedgehog” Bailey<br />

Chambers, “Kingfisher” and<br />

“Posing for the Camera”<br />

Malcolm Whyte, “Possum<br />

Should Be Asleep” Maria<br />

Chamberlain, “Calminthe<br />

Harbour”, “Noone to Care”<br />

and“Windermere Church in<br />

the Fog” Nel Davison,<br />

“Phalacrocoracidae ­Shag on<br />

it's Nest” Nicky Fodenand<br />

“Ghostly Images”Struan<br />

Christie.<br />

TopDigital: “My Girl” Anna<br />

McGregor.<br />

Therewere 65printentries<br />

thatwerenarrowed downto<br />

theseten prints.<br />

“Tui” Gary McIntyre,<br />

“OrangeBloom” Megan Ellis,<br />

“Skippers Canon” and“Storm<br />

on Pukaki”Nel Davison,<br />

“Golden Sand”, “Lake Hayes”,<br />

“Rainbow in the icy Trees”,<br />

“Terry”and “Takahe” Nicky<br />

Foden<br />

Top Print:“Yellowhammer<br />

Singing”Nel Davison.<br />

The followingtrophies were<br />

alsopresented:Margaret<br />

Clifford Quiz Trophywas won<br />

by NelDavison. FieldTrip<br />

Photos Internal Competition<br />

joint winners Cindy Lovett/<br />

JessChamberlain. Anderson<br />

SetofThreeawarded to Cindy<br />

Lovett.<br />

ArtisticImpressionwas<br />

“RainbowintheIcy Trees” by<br />

NickyFoden. “Yellowhammer<br />

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Study of the YearbyNel<br />

Davison.<br />

TheNicoll Trophy for the<br />

mostpointsearnedin<br />

competitions through theyear<br />

wasawarded to NelDavison.<br />

My thanks to Jennyfor doing<br />

an excellentjob in judging the<br />

images. Her artistic ability<br />

made her agreat judgeand we<br />

appreciateher hardwork.<br />

Congratulations to allour<br />

winners for <strong>2022</strong>.Welook<br />

forwardtoseeingthe<br />

photographs taken over the<br />

summerinnextyear’s<br />

competitions.<br />

Water­bottling<br />

appeal granted<br />

The Supreme Court of New<br />

Zealand has granted leave to<br />

Cloud Ocean Water Limited to<br />

appeal the Court of Appeal’s<br />

decision on Environment<br />

Canterbury granting resource<br />

consents to Cloud Ocean and<br />

Rapaki Natural Resources for<br />

water bottling purposes.<br />

Aotearoa Water Action Inc<br />

argued before the Court of<br />

Appeal that Environment<br />

Canterbury unlawfully granted<br />

resource consents by failing to<br />

separately consider the water<br />

take from the use it was taken<br />

for. The Court of Appeal<br />

determined that under<br />

Environment Canterbury’s<br />

planning documents it was<br />

required to consider the take<br />

and use together.<br />

The latest decision by the<br />

Supreme Court means a<br />

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determine if the Court of<br />

Appeal was correct in ruling<br />

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The hearing is anticipated to<br />

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The application for leave to<br />

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Environment Canterbury did<br />

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Environment Canterbury<br />

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Until any decision is made by<br />

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Based on the timings around<br />

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NEWS<br />

54 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

RESULTS<br />

Tinwald CyclingClub<br />

Former Tinwald Cycling Club<br />

memberand now UCI Continental<br />

riderBaileyO’Donnell led homethe<br />

field in Tinwald CyclingClub’s,<br />

McIntoshGroup,60km handicap<br />

event aroundthe Blackbridge block<br />

on Sunday.<br />

O’Donnell had to work hard for his<br />

win,pushed toothe line in asprint<br />

finishwith fellow back marker Kyle<br />

Gray.<br />

O’Donnell recordedthe fastest<br />

time of the day riding the course in<br />

82.49.<br />

Kristine Marriott producedatop<br />

shelf effort to secure third place and<br />

also lift the firstwomen homeCup<br />

that baresthe name of her father,<br />

Chris Ward.<br />

TonyMcManuscontinuedhis<br />

great patch of form with asolid<br />

fourth place.<br />

ColeHarris and Rob Campfes<br />

rounded outthe top six.<br />

Ridersalso had to content with<br />

warmsummer conditions that<br />

causedtar on astretch of the road<br />

to melttoapoint that close to half<br />

the field was unabletocompletethe<br />

race due to abuiltupoftar on the<br />

wheels.<br />

Thejuniors contesteda20km<br />

handicap event.<br />

Leah Reidcontinuedher great<br />

run of strong results with another<br />

top ride to takethe victory andmajor<br />

spoils. IsabelWall wasgameinher<br />

chargetothe line to secure second<br />

place.<br />

ZacBrookland claimed third<br />

placeand also recorded fastest time<br />

honours, riding thedistancein<br />

36.07.<br />

Charlotte Nealrode well to take<br />

fourth place.<br />

Nextweekthe clubwill contest<br />

oneofits blueribbonevents, the<br />

ClubChampionshipsaroundthe<br />

Wakanui Beach block.<br />

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

Resultsfrom <strong>Ashburton</strong>Veterans<br />

Golf playedatTinwaldon<br />

Monday5th <strong>December</strong>.<br />

1st =Brian Sivier and Jim<br />

Lattimore42, 3rd Neal Jones 41<br />

4th =Kevin Evansand John<br />

Cudworth 39<br />

6th Neil MacDonald 38<br />

7th =Charlie Alexander, Ken<br />

Borland, andGraeme Munro37<br />

twosBarryJury andWayneRoss.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Bridge Club<br />

Monday Evening –Nov 28th,<br />

Duplicate<br />

N/S 1st John FRickard &Bruce<br />

Leighton, 2ndJoyce Johnson &<br />

Mervyn Jones, 3rd AnneGilbert &<br />

Cath King.<br />

E/W 1st Shirley Durry&Andrea<br />

Lambie- Shaw, 2nd =Margaret &<br />

John Rickard andAmanda Evans &<br />

KarenChettleburg, 3rd Marilyn<br />

Cross &RachelHoldaway.<br />

TuesdayEvening –Nov29th,<br />

Duplicate<br />

1st Trish Downward &Kate<br />

White, 2nd AlanWright &Eric Parr,<br />

3rd Lois Rose &Audrey Rooney,<br />

4thJim Rooney&Bev Turton,5th<br />

David Sewell&John McDonald,6th<br />

WendyParr &Leigh Wackrow.<br />

Wednesday Afternoon-Nov<br />

30th, Duplicate<br />

N/S1st BevMacaulay&Ian Doel,<br />

2ndJudith Edmond &Rosemary<br />

McLaughlin, 3rd Margaret&John<br />

Shearer.<br />

E/W 1st Paul &Pauline Fergus,<br />

2ndRewaKyle &TrishDownward,<br />

3rd Mary Buckland&Trish Small<br />

Thursday Evening –Dec 1st,<br />

Kops Trophy.<br />

N/S 1st Leigh Wackrow &Mike<br />

Holdaway, 2nd Val Palmer &Alan<br />

Wright, 3rd Jan de Jong &Judith<br />

Edmond.<br />

E/W1st RewaKyle &Mary<br />

Buckland,2nd Audrey&Jim<br />

Rooney,3rd Trish&Maurice Small.<br />

WairekaCroquetClub<br />

Advanced Grade: 28 November<br />

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

Singles: ReeceMcCorkindale 5<br />

vs GraemeSimpson 7; Bill Allnutt 6<br />

vs Oscar Barid-Gosling 7; David<br />

Galvin 7vsKevinMcGlinchy5;<br />

ColinLamb4vsJoan Simpson7;<br />

Bill Allnutt 5vsGraeme Simpson 7;<br />

Reece McCorkindale 7vsOscar<br />

Baird-Gosling 4; Colin Lamb 4vs<br />

Kevin McGlinchy7;David Galvin 7<br />

vs JoanSimpson6;<br />

Doubles: Reece McCorkindale 7<br />

vs GraemeSimpson and Oscar<br />

Baird-Gosling 4; David Galvin and<br />

ColinLamb5vsJoan Simpsonand<br />

Kevin McGlinchy7;<br />

Total gameswon:Waireka 4vs<br />

Aorangi 6;<br />

Total hoops won:Waireka57,<br />

Aorangi 61.<br />

Intermediate Grade: 29<br />

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

Waireka Red vs West End:<br />

Singles: AudreyLeath 7vs<br />

ColleenWoods 1; Colin Lamb7vs<br />

Shirley Abraham5;Gail Benseman<br />

6vsDonnaCockburn 8; EvaKircher<br />

7vsDon Evans5;Audrey Leath 7<br />

vs ShirleyAbraham3;Colin Lamb5<br />

vs ColleenWoods 7; Gail<br />

Benseman7vs DonEvans 4; Eva<br />

Kircher7vsDonna Cockburn 6;<br />

Doubles: AudreyLeath and Colin<br />

Lamb7vs Colleen Woods and<br />

Shirley Abraham5;Gail Benseman<br />

and Eva Kircher 4vsDonna<br />

Cockburn and Don Evans7;<br />

Total gameswon:Waireka Red 7<br />

vs West End 3;<br />

Total hoops won: WairekaRed 64<br />

vs WestEnd 50:<br />

WairekaWhitevsAwamoa<br />

Gardens:<br />

Pauline Scott3vsMary Kingam<br />

7; John Davis 5vsEric Scott 7; Sue<br />

Whyte 4vsPat Gunn7;JoyceDavis<br />

3vsMary Bear7; PaulineScott4vs<br />

Eic Scott 7; John Davis1vs Mary<br />

Kingam7; SueWhyte 7vsMary<br />

Bear 3; Joyce Davis7vs PatGunn<br />

6;<br />

Doubles: Pauline Scott and John<br />

Davis 3vsMary Kinghamand Eric<br />

Scott 7; SueWhyte and Joyce Davis<br />

4vsPat Gunn andMary Bear 7;<br />

Total games won:Awamoa<br />

Gardens 8vsWairekaWhite2;<br />

Total hoops won: Awamoa<br />

Gardens 65 vs Waireka White 41;<br />

PrimaryGrade: 30 November<br />

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

Waireka Red vs Mt HuttCollege<br />

Methven:<br />

Singles:Judith Smith7vs Steff<br />

Furndorfler6;HeatherKaye 5vs<br />

Elsie Dwyer 7; Janice Allen7vs<br />

LaurenCampbell 3; Kathryne Lee 7<br />

vs Will Murphy4;Judith Smith 7vs<br />

Elsie Dwyer 1; Heather Kaye 5vs<br />

Steff Furndorfler 7; Kathryne Lee 7<br />

vs Lauren Campbell 0; Janice Allen<br />

7vsWill Murphy 4;<br />

Doubles:Judith Smith and<br />

Heather Kaye 7vsSteffFurndorfer<br />

4; Kathryne Lee and Janice Allen 7<br />

vs Lauren Campbell and Will<br />

Murphy 2;<br />

Total games won: Waireka Red 8<br />

vs Mt Hutt College Methven2;<br />

Total hoops won: Waireka Red 66<br />

vs Mt Hutt College Methven38.<br />

Softball<br />

Friday 2nd<strong>December</strong>:<br />

Devon Tavern HampsteadSlow-<br />

Pitch:<br />

The Misfits 6-1 Hakatere Hitters<br />

Marines &Angels 26-4 Once<br />

Were Winners<br />

S&Giggles 15-9 Retyred<br />

Laser Attack 30-16Once Were<br />

Hawkies.<br />

POINTS TABLE:<br />

Hampstead Slow-Pitch:<br />

121Marines&Angels<br />

219S&Giggles<br />

318Retyred<br />

415Laser Attack<br />

513The Misfits<br />

612Hakatere Hitters<br />

79OnceWere Hawkies<br />

88OnceWere Winners<br />

Saturday 3rd<strong>December</strong>:<br />

Mid Canterbury Softball<br />

Association:<br />

LittleLeagueU13's:<br />

Fairfield 22-6 Regent Cinema<br />

Hampstead Braves<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Subway Hampstead<br />

Avengers 13-4 Rakaia Dairy<br />

ServicesDemons Blue-J's.<br />

Senior Mixed:<br />

DevonTavern Hampstead Heat<br />

18-7 Devon Tavern Hampstead<br />

Phoenix<br />

Rakaia DairyServicesDemons<br />

Rebels 6-4 Fairfield All Sorts.<br />

POINTS TABLE:<br />

LittleLeagueU13's:<br />

116Fairfield<br />

212<strong>Ashburton</strong>Subway<br />

Hampstead Avengers<br />

35RegentCinemaHampstead<br />

Braves<br />

44Rakaia Dairy Services<br />

Demons Blue-J's<br />

Senior Mixed:<br />

125Rakaia Dairy Services<br />

Demons Rebels<br />

224Devon Tavern Hampstead<br />

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310Fairfield All Sorts<br />

40Devon Tavern Hampstead<br />

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VIEW<br />

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NETHERBY 7Princes Street<br />

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DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY<br />

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Closes 2.00pm, Thursday 22 <strong>December</strong><br />

VIEW<br />

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PENDARVES Chertsey Kyle &Lambies Roads<br />

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• Spray irrigated with combination of Acton water<br />

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• Other improvements include cattle yards,<br />

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• ALU completed allowing for wintering of over<br />

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Closes3.00pm, Tuesday 24 January<br />

Tim Gallagher<br />

M 027 801 2888<br />

STAVELEY BoydsRoad<br />

Once In ALifetime -53Hectares<br />

• Located 1km fromthe Staveley Store -<br />

convenientlylocated for amorning coffee (or<br />

two)<br />

• Currentlygrazing approximately 31hawith dairy<br />

cattle whichispresently leased.Balance ofthe<br />

farm runs sheepand beef<br />

• Stock water is via the Reid Stream running<br />

through the property<br />

• Subdivided into 21 main paddocks with a4-bay<br />

shed and cattle yards<br />

• Goodpost, wire and deer netting fences with<br />

somehaving ahot wire<br />

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY<br />

Plus GST (if any)<br />

(Unless Sold Prior)<br />

Closes 3.00pm,Monday12<br />

<strong>December</strong><br />

Robin Ford<br />

M 027 433 6883<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH36606<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH36858<br />

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under RE<br />

191 Burnett Street &<br />

447 West Street<br />

Phone:033<strong>08</strong> 6173<br />

ashburton@pggwre.co.nz<br />

www.pggwre.co.nz<br />

Linda Fogarty<br />

Business Development<br />

Manager<br />

M027 294 4818<br />

Mark Hanrahan<br />

Rural Sales<br />

M027 432 4028<br />

Trevor Hurley<br />

Office Manager/Sales<br />

M027 543 5799<br />

Robin Ford<br />

Rural Sales<br />

M027 433 6883<br />

Stephen Watson<br />

Lifestyle &Residential<br />

M027 433 9695<br />

TimGallagher<br />

Rural &Lifestyle Sales<br />

M027 801 2888<br />

Deborah Roberts<br />

Residential Sales<br />

M021 075 2180<br />

Dan vander Salm<br />

Rural &Lifestyle Sales<br />

M021 918 233<br />

Dannii May<br />

Residential Sales<br />

M021 0281 3310<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

Property Manager<br />

B033<strong>08</strong> 6173<br />

elping growthe country<br />

Tomoko Wright<br />

Lifestyle &Residential<br />

M021 124 6412<br />

Deb Jolly<br />

Office Administrator<br />

B033<strong>08</strong> 6173<br />

PGG Wrightson Real EstateLimited,licensedunder the REAA20<strong>08</strong><br />

Helping growthe country


SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER<br />

21 Reighton Drive,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:00-10:30am 3 2 3 AHB30413<br />

18 Kitchener Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:00-10:30am 3 1 2 AHB30419<br />

178 ChalmersAvenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:00-10:30am 3 1 2 AHB30415<br />

5/11 Cox Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:00-10:30am 2 1 1 AHB30430<br />

27b Cox Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30-11:00am 2 1 1 AHB30384<br />

45 South Belt, Methven 10:30-11:00am 3 1 2 MVN30048<br />

96 Middle Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30-11:30am 3 1 2 AHB30452<br />

17 Suffolk Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:45-11:15am 2 1 2 AHB30448<br />

61 Kelvin Crescent, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00-11:30am 4 2 2 AHB30453<br />

24 Allens Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00-11:30am 3 2 2 AHB30451<br />

7Elmwood Grove,Tinwald 11:15-11:45am 4 2 2 AHB30109<br />

4South Belt, Methven 11:30-12:00pm 3 1 1 MVN30049<br />

39 Brucefield Avenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:30-12:00pm 3 1 2 AHB30426<br />

2/42 Reid Crescent, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:00-12:30pm 2 1 1 AHB30435<br />

13 Walshs Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:00-12:30pm 4 2 2 AHB23043<br />

186 Harrison Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:45-1:15pm 3 1 2 AHB30439<br />

6Mason Place, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:45-1:15pm 3 2 2 AHB30249<br />

SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER<br />

24 Allens Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00-11:30am 3 2 2 AHB30451<br />

96 Middle Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30-11:30am 3 1 2 AHB30452<br />

61 Kelvin Crescent, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:30-12:00pm 4 2 2 AHB30453<br />

170 McMurdo Street, Tinwald<br />

*3bedrooms<br />

*2Toilets plus ashower<br />

*Gas Fire<br />

*Fully fenced forchildren and pets<br />

*Large garden shed<br />

ForSale<br />

$379,000<br />

View<br />

by appointment<br />

3 1 0<br />

BruceMcPherson<br />

027 438 4250<br />

Denise McPherson<br />

027 242 7677<br />

244 Racecourse Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 1:00-1:30pm 3 3 4 AHB30427<br />

WEDNESDAY14THDECEMBER<br />

This property is amust see forfirst home buyers and<br />

investors looking foraplacewhere most of the work<br />

has been done. Near newcarpet throughout, gas fire.<br />

61 Kelvin Crescent, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 5:30-6:30pm 4 2 2 AHB30453<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30314<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 20<strong>08</strong>)<br />

Open Home<br />

96 Middle Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3 1 2<br />

Open Home<br />

186 Harrison Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3 1 2<br />

*Tastefully Renovated<br />

*Open plan living and dining area<br />

*Modern kitchen with updated appliances &granite<br />

tops<br />

*Large double garagewith workshop area<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30396<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 20<strong>08</strong>)<br />

SetDate of Sale<br />

Denise Russell<br />

closing 15 <strong>December</strong><strong>2022</strong>, at 0274 329 717<br />

3:00pm (unless sold prior)<br />

View<br />

Saturday10:30 -11:30am<br />

Sunday10:30 -11:30am<br />

*Open plan kitchen, dining<br />

*Opening to alarge west facing lounge<br />

*Modernised family bathroom with separate toilet<br />

*Compliant log fire<br />

*Fully fenced lovely mature grounds<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30439<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 20<strong>08</strong>)<br />

ForSale<br />

Price onapplication<br />

View<br />

Saturday12:45- 1:15pm<br />

Kim Miller<br />

027 236 8627<br />

Open Home<br />

7Elmwood Grove, Tinwald<br />

4 2 2<br />

Open Home<br />

24 Allens Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3 2 2<br />

* 4 double bedrooms<br />

* High spec kitchen<br />

* Separate lounge<br />

* Open plan kitchen/dining/living<br />

* Fully fenced and very private<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30109<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 20<strong>08</strong>)<br />

SetDate of Sale<br />

closing 20 <strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong>,<br />

at 3:00pm (unless sold prior)<br />

View<br />

Saturday11:15 -11:45am<br />

Armand vander Eik<br />

021 597 527<br />

*Wowbehind the private security fence<br />

*Stunning polished floors<br />

*Big living spaces with snug areas<br />

*Dream cooks kitchen<br />

*Yunca firewith heat transfer kit<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30451<br />

Real Estate Mid CanterburyProperty Ltd LICENSED (REAA 20<strong>08</strong>)<br />

SetDate of Sale<br />

closing 14 <strong>December</strong><strong>2022</strong>, at<br />

4:00pm (unless sold prior)<br />

View<br />

Saturday11:00 -11:30am<br />

Sunday11:00 -11:30am<br />

ChrissyMilne<br />

027 290 6606<br />

Kim Miller<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 236 8627<br />

Denise Russell<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 432 9717<br />

ChrissyMilne<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 290 6606<br />

Cheryl Fowler<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 461 2614<br />

Manjit Singh<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

020 4079 3871<br />

ShirleyFitzgerald<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 220 1528<br />

Tracey Frost<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

021 279 1972<br />

Carey VonLubke<br />

Property Manager<br />

027 697 6948<br />

Armand vander Eik<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

021 597 527<br />

Lynne Bridge<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 410 6216<br />

Mike Grant ncre<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

021 272 0202<br />

BruceMcPherson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 438 4250<br />

Denise McPherson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 242 7677<br />

Margaret Feiss<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

021 751 009<br />

Trevor Goldsmith<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

027 225 5669<br />

Janene McDowell<br />

Property Manager<br />

027 287 3388<br />

96 TancredStreet, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 03 307 8317 Main Road,Tinwald 03 307 8317<br />

rwashburton.co.nz<br />

36 McMillan Street,Methven 03 303 3032


OPEN HOME<br />

Saturday10th<strong>December</strong><br />

Sunday11th <strong>December</strong><br />

11:00am-11:30am<br />

Entertainers Haven<br />

24 Allens Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3<br />

2<br />

2<br />

Looking forahome with the WOW factor! This is it! Large family kitchen featuring a<br />

kitchen island with plenty of storage. Stainless-steel benches, wooden open shelves<br />

and big pantryand drawers galorewould make all cooks happy.<br />

The beautiful lounge flows tothe dining/living room with snug areas forall the family<br />

to enjoy. The inspired outdoor area is an entertainers delightwith abi-foldwindow<br />

from the kitchen and doors from the lounge area. The home is heated byayunca<br />

wood burner and atransfer kit that ensures the whole house is cosy.<br />

The gorgeous master bedroom features an en-suite and walk in robe. The other two<br />

double bedrooms have decorinspired fortheir current family occupants. The stunning<br />

family bathroom isatranquil room complete with soaking bath.<br />

Double garagewith ample space for bikes, tools, storage, plus agarden shed. The<br />

large frontyard ishidden behind atall secure fence providing the family with room to<br />

playorrelax in your secret treasure.<br />

Offersinvited over $749,000, SetDateofSaleclosing 14th <strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong> at 4:00pm<br />

(Unless SoldPrior)<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA 20<strong>08</strong>)<br />

ChrissyMilne<br />

027 290 6606<br />

chrissy.milne@raywhite.com


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

2-267 TANCRED STREET 2 1 1<br />

WITHIN THE AVENUES<br />

An excellent opportunity to purchase a<br />

tidy &spacious 2bedroom unit. Perfect for<br />

investors, first home buyers or downsizers.<br />

7.5m int. access garage. Easy care gardens<br />

so no need to own alawn mower here. All<br />

offers considered after 2pm Mon, 21 Nov<br />

<strong>2022</strong>. (unless sold prior) Offers Over $299,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/88HYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

11 REDDICLIFE CRESCENT 3 1 1<br />

LARGE FAMILY HOME<br />

If diverse space is what your lifestyle<br />

requires, then this is the property for you! A<br />

solid brick home with 3large bdrms, afully<br />

powered sleepout &a2nd lounge with its<br />

own entrance. Log burner on wet back, plus a<br />

single garage, storage sheds, glass house &<br />

room for vegegardens.Offers Over $469,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/8MHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

66 CREEK ROAD 3 1 3<br />

PRIVATE &PICTURESQUE<br />

Private, picturesque yard with established<br />

trees & gardens, fragrant rose bushes &<br />

fruit trees. Plenty of character inside this 3<br />

dble bedroom, double brick home. Covered<br />

porch areas &sheltered outdoor seating. 3<br />

car garage, +aw/shop. Don’t miss out, call<br />

SuperManu today! Offers Over $469,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/8JHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

59 OXFORD STREET 3 1 2<br />

STOP PAYING RENT /1ST HOME BUYER<br />

This cute bungalow has plenty on offer with<br />

some good new updates done, lick of paint<br />

here and there will make abig difference.<br />

Good rental return for investors or first<br />

home buyer starter to own ahome. Owner<br />

happy tosell ‘as is, where is’. Don’t miss this<br />

opportunity. By Negotiation<br />

View<br />

Saturday 10.00 -10.30am<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/8EHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

8WINDSOR STREET 2 1 -<br />

EASY CARE HOME/TWO TITLES*<br />

This wonderful character home is close to<br />

shops, schools &minutes from town. Either<br />

buy the whole property on the proposed<br />

subdivision pending titles approx end of<br />

January, enabling you to build ahome on<br />

the back section, OR simply buy the front<br />

home on the new title. *sub to final survey.<br />

View<br />

Saturday 11.00 -11.30am<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/86HYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

3DAVIS CRESCENT 6 2 1<br />

LIVE IN ONE RENT THE OTHER<br />

•Six Bedrooms •Sunny North Facing Lounges<br />

•Separate Kitchen, Laundry &Toilets •Large<br />

Double Garage •Rented at $590p/w •1002m2<br />

Section with potential to subdivide (subject<br />

to survey). This is an oustanding opportunity<br />

to secure this unqiue property &benefit from<br />

it’s rental return. BEO $500K -$550K BIR PBN<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/6ZHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

1425 LAKE BRUNNER RD 3 1 -<br />

THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE BRUNNER ROAD<br />

This could be the place you call home or it<br />

could be your holiday home, plenty of room<br />

for all the toys. So close to the gorgeous<br />

Iveagh bay and lake brunner. Put yourstamp<br />

of style on this 3bedroomhome. Alittle bit of<br />

love would really bring this hot spot property<br />

to life. Offers Over $569,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/84HYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

1946 ARNOLD VALLEY ROAD<br />

BUILD OR BANK THE LAND!<br />

These exceptionally private sections offer the<br />

ultimate lifestyle with the Moana township<br />

just astroll away. Situated approx 50 mins<br />

from Hokitika, Lake Brunner is amagnet for<br />

tourists &Christchurch residents. Everything<br />

is right at your doorstep. 2freehold titles left.<br />

Asking Price $259,000 +GST (if any)<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/6GHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

Introducing<br />

Matt Body<br />

We are proud to introduce Matt as the newest member<br />

of our team. Matt’s jovial attitude, combined with his<br />

genuine desire to help others, makes Matt agreat<br />

choice when considering buying or selling aproperty.<br />

Contact Matt today on 021 0274 5596 or<br />

mattb@ljhashburton.co.nz<br />

Welcome to the team Matt!<br />

Julie Srhoy<br />

Sales &Listings<br />

021 354 885<br />

Manu Otene<br />

Sales &Listings<br />

022 3<strong>08</strong> 6885<br />

Matt Body<br />

Sales &Listings<br />

021 0274 5596<br />

LJ Hooker <strong>Ashburton</strong>: When you know, you know | Phone <strong>08</strong>00 554 274 | Visit www.ashburton.ljhooker.co.nz<br />

Robertson Real Estate Limited MREINZ - Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 20<strong>08</strong> *Sources: <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council, Property Guru, Vendor Report, Property Management Company


FINAL NOTICE<br />

Methven 55 Morgan Street<br />

944sqm 3 1 1 1<br />

Deadline Sale (unlesssoldprior) 2pm, Thu8Dec <strong>2022</strong><br />

View by appointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705014 fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Emma Phillips 027 483 3110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

More than meetsthe eye<br />

Set off the road on aback 944sqm (approximately) sectionand soakingupthe sunshineinits centralMethven<br />

location, this delightfulthree bedroom homewill tick allthe boxes for firsttimers, familiesorinvestors. The kitchen<br />

and dining areopenplanwhilstthe separate lounge has alog burner and looks outover the established grounds.<br />

Utilise the indoor/outdoor flow to thesunny patio areas which are private and enjoy alovely outlook. Allthree<br />

bedroomsare double with built-in wardrobes andthere is plenty of storage throughout. Aseparate laundry andtoilet<br />

will add to the convenience of daily living. Thehome has beenfreshenedupwith amodernisedkitchen and bathroom<br />

andpaintedthroughout incomforting neutralcolours.Woodpanellingand apitched ceilingadd to the appeal of this<br />

unique home.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519898<br />

Methven 86 Spaxton Street<br />

420sqm 2 1 1<br />

Asking Price $455,000<br />

View by appointment<br />

Rosa Dekker 0274655 387 rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDERTHE REAACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Modern ease<br />

Presented in excellent condition,onalow maintenancesection, this superproperty has all theingredients foraneasy<br />

life. The homehas been well maintained and includes amodern kitchen, bathroom, twodoublebedrooms and<br />

laundry.You willstay warmand cosyinwinter withdouble glazing andaheatpump.The easy-caresection is mostly<br />

fenced, includes asmall garden shed and provides the perfect amount oflawnand garden. Thisfabulous property will<br />

suitarangeofbuyers, be it forafirst home,lasthome,investment or just downsizing for an easier life.<br />

Thereiscurrently afantastic fixed term tenant in place $340per week untilOctober 2023.<br />

Ourvery realistic vendor is motivated to sell.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519626<br />

Methven 7Burbank Place<br />

658sqm 3 1 2 2<br />

PriceonApplication<br />

View by appointment<br />

Rosa Dekker 0274 655 387rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDERTHE REAACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Brandnew, modern andconvenient<br />

Set amidstCamrose Estate just ashortstroll fromMethventowncentre andOpuke ThermalPools, thisbrand-new<br />

homecurrently under construction offers an exceptional lifestyle.DesignedbyDetail Consultancy with aview to<br />

efficient and easy living,indoor and outdoor livingbask in anorth-facingaspect.<br />

With an impressivecontemporary street frontage, amodern mix of shadowcladding and cedar guidesvisitors to the<br />

front entrance.Inside,the entry foyerflows throughtoopen plan living anddining, and ahigh-spec kitchen. In this<br />

natural hub forliving and entertaining, engineered stone benchtops are complementedbyquality appliances.Large<br />

doors connecting to aprivatecourtyardgarden/entertaining areacreate an easy indoor-outdoor living. Threedouble<br />

bedrooms including amasterwith atiled ensuite bathroom.<br />

Artist's impression<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519360<br />

UNDER CONTRACT<br />

Methven 83 Barkers Road<br />

832sqm 3 2 2 2<br />

Asking Price $775,000<br />

View by appointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705014 fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Emma Phillips 027483 3110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Premium property, premium location<br />

Escapetoyour own private oasis in Camrose, Methven. Thisimmaculately presented threebedroom home is<br />

perfectlypositionedonaquiet rear section with thesun and mountain viewstakenintothoughtful consideration. The<br />

outdoorarea is also situatednear aprotected reserve.<br />

Conveniently located within ashort distance of thetowncentre, local schools andamenities. You will alsohave the<br />

luxuryofhaving amultitudeofpopular eateries and the newlyestablished Opuke Thermal Poolsand Spa at your<br />

doorstep. Function,form, and conveniencemakethishome abrilliantchoicefor professional couples, retiredfolk,<br />

holidaymakersand investors. It is the perfect setting to raise afamily, with the 832sqm sectionalready fully fenced<br />

andbeautifully landscaped.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5518811<br />

bayleys.co.nz


Methven Lot 31 Elmwood,61South Belt<br />

930sqm 4 2 3 2<br />

PricebyNegotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Ray Knight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Architectural allure<br />

Artist's impression<br />

Afamily-sized 293sqm (approximately) floor planwillprovide an intelligentfoundation formodern lifestyles and can<br />

be aesthetically customised by the eventual owner. At itsvery heart will sit an open-plan kitchen, dining areaand<br />

loungethat'll be assisted by aformal lounge, makingeverydayfamily living exceptionally effortless. Four bedrooms<br />

with in-built storage will be supported by three chicbathrooms. The masterwill be asublime retreat,finished with an<br />

ensuiteand walk-in wardrobe. Wrapped in doubleglazing, the home willalsobekeptextremelycosy by alog fire and<br />

aducted heatpump, while an internalaccess garage will top off the list of features at thissupreme residence. Once<br />

construction commences,completionwillfollow around eight months later, meaningyourarchitecturalabodeisless<br />

than ayearaway.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519880<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Winchmore 35 WinchmoreSchool Road<br />

1,012sqm 2 1 1<br />

ForSale offers invitedover $420,000<br />

View Sat 10.30-11amorbyappointment<br />

Simon Sharpin 027 631 8<strong>08</strong>7 simon.sharpin@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Mike Preston 027430 7041 mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Quiet country charm<br />

Located in Winchmore is arareopportunity to purchase this well-set-up property inaquietrural area.<br />

The two-bedroom, one-bathroom homeon1,012sqm(more or less), is positioned to capture excellentall-daysun,<br />

whilstalsoproviding expansiveviews acrossneighbouring farmland to the Southern Alps.APyro Classic IV log fire<br />

and heat transfersystem provideheat throughout the home.The open plan kitchen and living area is agreat spacefor<br />

relaxing with friendsand family. The two bedroomsare both doubles, with the mastercomplete with built-in<br />

wardrobe. Arepurposed concreteblock shed is usedasaman cave -with apatio area completewithdetachable<br />

blinds to keep the weather out,thisareaisidealfor entertaining. The property is complete with a6mx9mSteel<br />

Structures shed.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5519587<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 721WinchmoreDromore Road<br />

19.8011ha 3 2 2 1 2<br />

PricebyNegotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Jon McAuliffe 027 432 7769jon.mcauliffe@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Emily Smith 027222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS,LICENSED UNDERTHE REA ACT 20<strong>08</strong><br />

Lifestyle living closetotown<br />

Take advantageofthis greatopportunity to own alifestyle property on Winchmore Dromore Road. Situated minutes<br />

from <strong>Ashburton</strong>Township, this 19.8ha (moreorless) property is currently run as asmalldeer farm and is fullydeer<br />

fencedwithsheepyards, an accredited deer shed and multiple storageand implementsheds. Make yourway down<br />

thehedge-lined driveway to the family homecladinOamaru stoneand surrounded by established trees and shrubs.<br />

Thehomeboaststhree bedroomsand an office (or fourth bedroom),the master includes an ensuiteand walk-in robe.<br />

Theopen plan kitchen, dining andliving area is light andbright, with alovely ruraloutlook.<br />

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201WestStreet, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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RayKnight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

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87 Cridland Street,<br />

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$875,000<br />

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280 Tancred Street,<br />

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

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•Polished concreteflooring,quality<br />

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$899,000<br />

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$680,000<br />

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2/7 Havelock Street<br />

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• Twodouble bedroomswith built-in<br />

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• Heatedbyfloor heatpump<br />

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$399,000<br />

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133 Middle Road,<br />

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•3bedrooms<br />

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$399,000<br />

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17 DavidsonStreet,<br />

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63<br />

Water fun at Tinwald Domain pool<br />

The Tinwald pool has opened<br />

for another summer of outdoor<br />

swimming and water fun.<br />

The pool, in the Tinwald<br />

Domain, is staffed by lifeguards<br />

and will be open every day of<br />

the week, except public<br />

holidays, through until about<br />

March.<br />

Current weekend hours are<br />

12pm­7pm, and weekdays from<br />

4pm­7pm during school term<br />

time and then during the<br />

holidays opening hours will be<br />

12pm­7pm.<br />

The facility hastwo pools –one<br />

25 metres longand 1.2metres<br />

deep, and asmallershallower<br />

poolabout 13 metres longfor<br />

smaller children to playin.<br />

Awall in the middledivides<br />

the two pools.<br />

The poolisanarm of the EA<br />

Networks Centreand centre<br />

manager RichardWoodsaid<br />

staff had been flatout preparing<br />

it foranother summer.<br />

“There’s beenapool in the<br />

TinwaldDomain forwell over<br />

100 years and the currentone<br />

was remodelledinthe 1950s.<br />

We’ve been abletokeep her<br />

ticking along withsome regular<br />

TLC andpeople reallyenjoy<br />

swimming there because it’san<br />

outdoor pool.<br />

“Another bonus is that we<br />

don’t completely rely on thesun<br />

and we heatthe water abit, so<br />

it’savery pleasantswimming<br />

environmentwhether you’re<br />

doing afew laps or justsplashing<br />

around having fun. We’re really<br />

looking forward to seeing<br />

everyone.”<br />

Swimmingatthe Tinwald pool<br />

costs $3.50 for achild(5­17 years)<br />

and $4.50for an adult. Swimmers<br />

can alsobuy aconcession card,<br />

which reducesthe cost over10<br />

swims ­$31.50for achildand $38<br />

for an adult.<br />

The pool alsohas picnicareas,<br />

so families canbring theirown<br />

foodifthey want, though the<br />

poolshop is fully stocked witha<br />

range of drinks,snacks and<br />

aquaticaccessories.<br />

Research on low methane-emitting options<br />

New research has confirmed<br />

bulls’ genetics play arole in<br />

how much methane they emit,<br />

highlighting the potential for<br />

farmers to breed low methaneemitting<br />

cows in the future.<br />

The welcome news comes<br />

following the first year of a<br />

research programme run by<br />

major New Zealand artificial<br />

breeding companies LIC and<br />

CRV.<br />

The research, funded by the<br />

New Zealand Agricultural<br />

Greenhouse Gas Research<br />

Centre (NZAGRC), measures<br />

methane emissions from the<br />

burps of young bulls set to<br />

father the next generation of<br />

New Zealand’s dairy cows.<br />

Results from year one, where<br />

the feed intake and methane<br />

emissions from 281 bulls were<br />

measured, found there is<br />

genetic variation in the amount<br />

of methane emitted after<br />

accounting for the feed eaten by<br />

the bulls, with the lowest bulls<br />

emitting around 15­20% less<br />

methane than the average.<br />

LIC chief scientist Richard<br />

Spelman says these results are<br />

abig step forward for the<br />

research.<br />

“The amount of methane a<br />

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eats ­generally speaking the<br />

more an animal eats, the more<br />

methane it will emit.<br />

“But after accounting for<br />

differences in the bulls’ feed<br />

intake, we’re still seeing<br />

genetic variation in their<br />

methane emissions, proving<br />

genetics do play arole. We have<br />

asliding scale from bulls that<br />

are low­methane emitters (less<br />

than 18g of methane/kg of dry<br />

matter eaten) to bulls that are<br />

on the higher end (more than<br />

28g of methane/kg of dry matter<br />

eaten).<br />

‘‘This is the variation we were<br />

wanting to see and we’re<br />

excited to use it to our<br />

advantage.”<br />

Although the research is in<br />

the early stages, Spelman says<br />

the results show promise to<br />

help farmers meet<br />

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CRV grass­fed genetics<br />

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Daniel Tobin (Bureau Chief)daniel.tobin@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

If youthink this role is foryou,please prepareacovering letter and CV<br />

and apply via SEEK.Applications close 21 November <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

2530679<br />

ASHBURTON COLLEGE<br />

‘IndividualExcellenceinaSupportive<br />

Learning Environment’<br />

Librarian<br />

This is apermanent, term-time only position<br />

to commence30January2023.<br />

Hours: 20 hours per week,tobeconfirmed<br />

with successfulapplicant.<br />

Thesuccessful applicantwill assist in the<br />

day-to-day operation of the school Library<br />

and contributetostudentachievementby<br />

supporting learning and reading<br />

engagementprogrammes.<br />

Employmentisunderthe SupportStaff in<br />

School’s CollectiveAgreement, Grade B.<br />

Initial paymentstepcommensurate<br />

with experience.<br />

Keypersonal and skill qualities include:<br />

Apassion foreducationand literacy.<br />

Abilitytoworkaspartofateam and interact<br />

positively with students and other staff.<br />

Aloveofliterature.<br />

Familiaritywith information skills andtechnology,<br />

with awillingness to use and train<br />

in new technologies and Librarytrends.<br />

Aknowledge of Library systems is an<br />

advantage but not essential.<br />

Applications close noon, Friday16<strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Application is by wayofletter and<br />

curriculum vitae to:<br />

Jodee Ross,Principal’s Secretary<br />

Phone (03) 3<strong>08</strong> 4193 ext809<br />

Email: rj@ashcoll.school.nz<br />

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

REF:LIB22<br />

QualityEuropean<br />

Vehicle Servicing<br />

•Advanced<br />

Diagnostics<br />

•Experienced<br />

Technicians<br />

2540298<br />

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

Bruce McIlroy Limited<br />

309MethvenHighway, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7776<br />

Tel: 03 3<strong>08</strong>7282•E:bruce.mcilroy@xtra.co.nz<br />

MTAAPPROVED<br />

Call us for a<br />

FREE<br />

QUOTE<br />

•Collection/Delivery<br />

‘Free of Charge’<br />

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

2538<strong>08</strong>6<br />

CARAVANS &TRAILERS<br />

CARAVAN -Avondale 2004,<br />

20ft, 4 berth. Full sized<br />

awning, never been used.<br />

Fully self-contained<br />

shower, toilet, TV, radio,<br />

fridge. Always shedded,<br />

excellent condition, well<br />

maintained. Phone 021 031<br />

0012 or 3<strong>08</strong> 5101.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

ACTIVE MAINTENANCE -<br />

HEATPUMP maintenance,<br />

installation and repairs.<br />

HRV filter replacement.<br />

GUTTER CLEANING for<br />

single storey homes and<br />

GENERAL HANDYMAN<br />

work. Phone Steven on 021<br />

483 376.<br />

BUILD work to do? Contact<br />

Kiwi Building and Maintenance<br />

Ltd. Alterations,<br />

Renovations, New builds<br />

and repairs. Qualified<br />

Tradesmen. Phone Cawte<br />

027 418 7955.<br />

CARPET Cleaning. Powerful<br />

equipment and fast drying.<br />

Upholstery, mats and rugs.<br />

Experienced owner/operator.<br />

Find us at www.<br />

supersucker.co.nz or<br />

phone John Cameron 027<br />

435 1042.<br />

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,<br />

servicing <strong>Ashburton</strong> and<br />

surrounding districts, $70<br />

per chimney. Phone<br />

Rodney on 03 324 2999<br />

and leave amessage.<br />

COMPUTER ASSISTANCE<br />

- For all repairs, sales,<br />

training, setup of wireless -<br />

networks, spyware<br />

cleanup. On-site day or<br />

evening. Low fees. Call<br />

Robin Johnstone, Networks<br />

Firewalls and PC’s Ltd. 03<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 1440 or 027 768 4058.<br />

COMPUTER Help - need<br />

personalised help with<br />

computer programs,<br />

backups? Trouble with your<br />

PC/Mac, iPhone/iPad,<br />

Internet, printer or internet/<br />

electronic stuff. Call Frank<br />

021 120 9292.<br />

COMPUTER Problems? For<br />

prompt reliable computer<br />

servicing and laser engraving,<br />

contact Kelvin, KJB<br />

Systems Ltd, 4 Ascot<br />

Place, <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Phone<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 8989. SuperGold discount<br />

card accepted.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

DENTURES. Dr Peter<br />

Rumping, retired dentist,<br />

Makes new and repairs old<br />

dentures. Phone 027 220<br />

9997.<br />

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,<br />

farm equipment<br />

service and maintenance,<br />

WOF repairs, machining<br />

and welding. Odd jobs a<br />

speciality. Mobile workshop.<br />

Can Collect. Phone<br />

Malcolm 0274 754 241.<br />

FIRE Extinguisher sales and<br />

servicing. On farm/<br />

contractors - trucks/tractors/balers/combines/cars/<br />

boats/caravans etc. Phone<br />

Mack at Doors and More on<br />

027 396 0361.<br />

FLY control and spider<br />

proofing. For all your<br />

domestic and industrial<br />

pest control needs phone<br />

AJ Kerr at <strong>Ashburton</strong> Pest<br />

Control on 03 3<strong>08</strong> 8147 or<br />

027 432 5447<br />

FURNITURE Removals. For<br />

all your household removal<br />

needs - urban, rural, lifestyle,<br />

office relocations -<br />

call Nudges Furniture<br />

Removals, phone 027 224<br />

0609.<br />

GARDENING, mowing,<br />

pruning, fertilising, projects<br />

or general spruce ups? Call<br />

Andrew at Spruce Gardens<br />

to get the job done right.<br />

027 765 2899 or 03 307<br />

1693.<br />

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz<br />

HOME-HANDYMAN/<br />

Builder, specialising in<br />

Decking, Carports, Cladding<br />

restoration and Timber<br />

window repairs. General<br />

home-handyman work.<br />

Phone Lindsay 027 230<br />

0205.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

HEAT PUMPS and ventilation<br />

systems, service,<br />

clean, repair and install.<br />

Please call Silvery<br />

Bauman, 021 544 760.<br />

2521095<br />

LAWNS? We mow them! No<br />

job too small. Call Les<br />

Smith, The Ground Up, for<br />

acompetitive quote. Phone<br />

027 840 020 or 03 3<strong>08</strong><br />

1500<br />

LOCKSMITH/DOOR repairs.<br />

Keys/locks, sliding and<br />

bifold door roller repairs.<br />

Mobile service. Call Nigel at<br />

Doors and More on 027 516<br />

7104.<br />

FACTORY SPRAY LACQUER<br />

A NEW LOOK<br />

that lasts!<br />

Existing kitchens, doors,<br />

furniture &appliances<br />

The Finishing Company<br />

03 307 8870 2519079<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional,<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 3<strong>08</strong> 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

ROOF SERVICE -Moss and<br />

mold treatments, roof and<br />

gutter leak repairs, residential<br />

and commercial. For<br />

prompt service - call your<br />

local contractor - Tim on<br />

021 197 8128.<br />

Electric Mobility<br />

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

Scooters and Walkers<br />

Sales and Repairs<br />

All makes and models<br />

Ph. Fred Reddecliffe<br />

027 956 0193<br />

2536079<br />

SPIDER and Fly treatment.<br />

Weed spraying and lawn<br />

treatment, plus insects. Call<br />

Allan from AA Performance<br />

Services on 027 209 5026.<br />

"I’ll take care of them"<br />

SUN Control Window Tinting:<br />

Privacy, UV, glare, heat<br />

control for homes, offices<br />

and cars. Phone Craig<br />

Rogers 307 6347, www.<br />

windowtinter.co.nz Member<br />

of Master Tinters NZ.<br />

TINT-A-WINDOW, fade, UV<br />

block, glare, heat control,<br />

safety, security, privacy,<br />

frosting films, solar protective<br />

window films. Free<br />

quotes, 20 years local service.<br />

Phone <strong>08</strong>00 368 468<br />

now, Bill Breukelaar, www.<br />

tintawindow.co.nz<br />

ashburtoncranes2015@gmail.com<br />

2521859<br />

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

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

65<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

Learn HowtoConvert<br />

Petrol Cars to EV<br />

This is an opportunity for asavvy, self-motivated<br />

person, to work out how toconvert apetrol car to<br />

an EV.<br />

THE PERSON<br />

The person will have agood working knowledge of<br />

modern cars, will have probably been working on<br />

them all of their life, age is irrelevant, they will also<br />

have aknowledge of electric circuits and be willing<br />

to learn new procedures and work out problems<br />

by themselves, the end result will be establishing a<br />

conversion business for themselves by themselves.<br />

Iwould expect them to have enough money to<br />

obtain the tools necessary.<br />

HOW<br />

I have two Chinese made EV cars that cannot<br />

be registered for New Zealand roads, that work<br />

extremely well and are well designed and these<br />

are available for the person to strip down, study,<br />

and with the aid of textsbooks and YouTube videos<br />

establish the procedure toconvert any petrol car<br />

to EV. Think of the person that inthe 1800s that<br />

manufactured carriages, and decided to place a<br />

motor in their carriage.Maybe their name wasFord,<br />

Hudson, Nash or Morris.<br />

WHERE<br />

The learning will be done at my residence in<br />

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

COST<br />

No money will be changing hands, you will not be<br />

employed, youcan startorfinish or go at anytime.<br />

WHY<br />

Ihave the vehicles, Ihave the textbooks, Iknow the<br />

YouTube videos,Ihave the space, Ihavethe time,and<br />

Ihave always been thinking 5to10years ahead of<br />

other people,myage prevents me from capitalising<br />

on this opportunity.<br />

Formoreinformation or an interviewphone<br />

Ivan at 021 077 2788<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

2539711<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

AFTER HOURS<br />

HEALTH CARE<br />

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

Forall other medical assistanceoutside of normal<br />

hours please phone your general practiceteam,<br />

24/7, to speak with ahealth professional who<br />

will giveyou free health adviceonwhattodoor<br />

wheretogoifyou need urgentcare.<br />

If youdon’t have aregular general practice,<br />

call any GPteam 24/7 forfree<br />

telephone health advice.<br />

All non-residents and visa holders please bring your<br />

passporttoyour surgeryappointment.<br />

New Zealanders to bring some form of ID.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

Wises Pharmacy, CountdownComplex,<br />

East Street will be open on ...<br />

Saturday from 9am until 1pm<br />

Sunday from 10am until 1pm<br />

Closed all public holidays<br />

At Geraldine: TheGeraldine Pharmacywill be open:<br />

MondaytoFriday, 9am until 5.30pm<br />

and Saturday 9.30am -1.30pm<br />

Forfree24hour Telephone Health Advice<br />

Phone the Healthline on <strong>08</strong>00 611 116<br />

Brought<br />

toyouby<br />

CountdownComplex, East Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone: 03 3<strong>08</strong> 6733 Fax: 03 3<strong>08</strong> 6755<br />

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

LEEK plants and freshly<br />

picked raspberries for sale.<br />

Available 2nd week in<br />

<strong>December</strong>. For orders, call<br />

Paul 027 278 1354 after<br />

5pm. Cash only.<br />

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

2524855<br />

NEW Season Potatoes. Nardine,<br />

starting 3rd <strong>December</strong>,<br />

digging daily. $3. kg.<br />

Xmas orders taken. Phone<br />

03 3<strong>08</strong> 3195 or 027 531<br />

9103; 81 Elizabeth Street,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>.


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66 <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 8, <strong>2022</strong><br />

WANTED TO BUY<br />

ARECORDS and Hi-Fi Gear<br />

wanted, excellent prices<br />

paid, coming to Christchurch?<br />

— Pennylane<br />

Records, open 7 days,<br />

03-366-3278.<br />

ASHBURTON Scrap Metal<br />

Recyclers buy heavy metal<br />

etc. Free light-grade metal<br />

in-yard dumping 9am-5pm<br />

weekdays. 117 Alford Forest<br />

Rd, (behind<br />

PlaceMakers). Phone 03<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 8033 or 027 249 6625.<br />

PRE 2000'S vehicles,<br />

mopeds, motorbikes for<br />

resurrection and restoration,<br />

not wrecking.<br />

Anything considered. Please<br />

phone 020 4016 3302.<br />

SELL<br />

27 SPEED road bike, ’Giant<br />

Perigee’, excellent condition,<br />

$150.00. Also, 21<br />

speed ’Giant Boulder’,<br />

cxcellent<br />

FOR LEASE<br />

HOME SERVICES<br />

ENTERTAINMENT<br />

CHRISTMAS<br />

CLUB DAY<br />

Sunday 11 th<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong>, 1pm<br />

@<strong>Ashburton</strong>Club and MSA<br />

All welcome -<br />

No covercharge<br />

condition,<br />

$100.00. Phone 307 2107.<br />

LPG<br />

REFILLS<br />

Small LPG cylinders<br />

Off Street Parking<br />

Available<br />

Arthur Cates Ltd<br />

26 McNally Street<br />

Ph 3<strong>08</strong> 5397<br />

Riverside Industrial Estate<br />

LPG REFILLS<br />

9kg cylinders<br />

$28.50<br />

Anysizecylinder filled<br />

17 Grey St,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone 307 2707<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

REGISTRATIONFORMFOR THE<br />

ASHBURTON DISTRICTCOMMUNITY<br />

CHRISTMAS<br />

LUNCH<br />

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

The<strong>2022</strong> CommunityChristmas lunch is being<br />

held at the Tinwald Hall,<br />

cnr Graham &McMurdo Streets,<br />

Tinwald at 12.30pm on Christmas Day.<br />

Transportisavailable -please fillinbelow.<br />

This lunch is foranyone who would like to<br />

shareChristmas Daywith others.<br />

Thereisnocharge.<br />

If youhaveany questions please phone Ann<br />

3<strong>08</strong> 0333 andleaveamessage.<br />

Youare warmlyinvited to share this<br />

special time with us.<br />

<br />

Name(s)..............................................................................<br />

Address ..............................................................................<br />

...............................................................................................<br />

Phone .................................................................................<br />

Number attending..........................................................<br />

Howmanyadults and names....................................<br />

...............................................................................................<br />

and children (names forname tags and ages<br />

please).................................................................................<br />

...............................................................................................<br />

Special dietaryneeds ...................................................<br />

...............................................................................................<br />

Do youneed help with transport? Yes/No<br />

We will arrange apick-up time with youbeforeChristmas Day<br />

Please return this form to -<br />

CommunityHouse MidCanterbury,<br />

44 Cass Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Presbyterian Supportatthe Trevor Wilson<br />

Centre,215 Tancred Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

or to PO Box581, <strong>Ashburton</strong>by<br />

Wednesday14th <strong>December</strong> if possible.<br />

Published with<br />

the assistance of<br />

WHEELS ON THE BUS<br />

14 Dec OperatunityTimaru<br />

06 Jan OhokaFarmersMarket<br />

15Jan MysteryDrive<br />

21 Jan RENT CourtTheatre<br />

2517932<br />

2519059<br />

STORAGE available, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Self storage, variety<br />

of sizes. Phone Rainbow<br />

Storage 03 307 0401 or<br />

phone/text 021 554 570<br />

STORAGE: Secure self storage<br />

units available, long or<br />

short term. <strong>Ashburton</strong> Storage<br />

Facilities. Contact us<br />

on 0274 362 636 or www.<br />

ashburtonstoragefacilities.<br />

co.nz<br />

ROOF COATINGS: All roof<br />

types, specializing in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep<br />

roofs not a problem. —<br />

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.<br />

2538788<br />

Enquire nowabout our vouchers -Greatgift!<br />

<br />

DISPLAY AND CLASSIFIED<br />

CHRISTMASDEADLINES<br />

Please note: Deadlines forour final<br />

publication for<strong>2022</strong>will be different<br />

to usual.<br />

<strong>December</strong> 22 publication<br />

Run of paper 10:00am<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 13<br />

Classifieds 4.30pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 14<br />

Family notices 10am,<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 15<br />

Forbookings phone<br />

03 3<strong>08</strong> 0224 l 027 265 6883<br />

Phone 03 3<strong>08</strong> 7664 2538032<br />

2533482<br />

MEETINGS<br />

2534131<br />

THE Kittyhawk Hangar Restoration<br />

Charitable Trust<br />

will hold their A.G.M. on<br />

Monday, 12th <strong>December</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong>, at 7.30pm. Ian<br />

Begbie’s hangar, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Aerodrome. I. Begbie<br />

(President).<br />

RAFFLE RESULTS<br />

KITTYHAWK Hangar Restoration<br />

Trust. Raffle has<br />

been drawn. Winners have<br />

been notified. Thank you to<br />

everyone who supported<br />

this fundraiser. Alistair<br />

Perkins (Secretary)<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

XCEL ARC<br />

VIPER SYNERGIC<br />

MIG 165 WELDER<br />

165 Amp,<br />

DC MIG/TIG/MMA<br />

XA-MIG165V-K<br />

$762.61+ GST<br />

BE<br />

GIFT VOUCHERS<br />

IN-STORE<br />

STARRETT<br />

KDC13021<br />

Blacklows TradeZone <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

This voucher<br />

entitles the<br />

bearer to ........<br />

Blacklows TradeZone <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

This voucher<br />

entitles the<br />

bearer to ........<br />

13 PIECE DEEP CUT<br />

HEAVY BI METAL<br />

HOLE SAWKIT<br />

Contains: 20, 22, 25, 29,<br />

32, 38, 44, 51, 57,<br />

64, 68 &76mm plus<br />

A1E &A2E Arbors.<br />

$309+GST<br />

AMAZING<br />

NEW MODEL<br />

HONDAPOWERED<br />

WATERBLASTER<br />

2700psi. 11.3 litre.<br />

6.5HpHonda engine.<br />

BAR2565C-H<br />

$1699+GST<br />

$500<br />

$10<br />

$20<br />

Blacklows TradeZone <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

This voucher<br />

entitles the<br />

bearer to ........<br />

MEETINGS<br />

XCEL ARC<br />

CHAOS<br />

CHAOS AUTOMATIC<br />

WELDING HELMET<br />

Unique Kiwiana graphics.<br />

$179.13 + GST<br />

KING TONY<br />

KING TONY<br />

$1133.33+ GST<br />

50+GST<br />

STARRETT<br />

$30+ GST<br />

GRIZZLYPRO<br />

ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST<br />

MAMBA WORKLIGHT<br />

1000 lumens.High &low<br />

light option.<br />

16 hour run time.<br />

Spot or flood light.<br />

$79.95+ GST<br />

236 PIECE TOOLCHEST<br />

See in-storefor thefull<br />

range of tools this kit<br />

has to offer!<br />

36 PIECE SOCKET SET<br />

3/8" DrMetric/Imp.<br />

KT3036CR01<br />

$15<br />

SHOP WITH THE<br />

PEOPLE WHO KNOW<br />

ABOUT GREAT<br />

GIFT IDEAS<br />

BONUS<br />

ITEM<br />

KNIFE &STEEL SET<br />

Butchers knifekit with<br />

steel and blade protector.<br />

Starrett Philips<br />

DASHCAM GIVEAWAY!<br />

South Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> PHONE (03) 3<strong>08</strong>-3147<br />

Email office@blacklows.co.nz FREEPHONE <strong>08</strong>00 452 522<br />

MEETINGS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>PerformingArts TheatreTrust<br />

Annual General Meeting<br />

will be held on<br />

Monday19th <strong>December</strong> <strong>2022</strong>, at 6pm<br />

In the Bradford Room of the<br />

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

Wills Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

All welcome<br />

Refreshmentswill be servedfollowing themeeting<br />

2540646<br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

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12.10<br />

2.00<br />

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4.30<br />

6.00<br />

6.30<br />

7.45<br />

8.15<br />

10.00<br />

10.15<br />

12.00<br />

12.15<br />

2.00<br />

2.10<br />

3.45<br />

4.00<br />

5.45<br />

6.00<br />

7.30<br />

8.10<br />

10.00<br />

10.00<br />

12.00<br />

12.00<br />

2.10<br />

3.00<br />

4.00<br />

5.40<br />

6.20<br />

7.30<br />

8.15<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

Black Panther Wakanda Forever<br />

MrsHarrisGoes to Paris<br />

Seriously Red<br />

Emily<br />

Black Adam<br />

Strange World<br />

Seriously Red<br />

More Than Gold<br />

Black Panther Wakanda Forever<br />

Poker Face<br />

Fri9th,Sat 10 &<br />

Sun 11th<br />

Strange World<br />

TheLost King<br />

MrsHarrisGoes to Paris<br />

Seriously Red<br />

Poker Face<br />

Strange World<br />

Emily<br />

More Than Gold<br />

Seriously Red<br />

TheLost King<br />

Black Panther Wakanda Forever<br />

Mon12th<br />

Poker Face<br />

Tues 13th<br />

10.00<br />

1.45<br />

1.50<br />

4.10<br />

4.20<br />

6.20<br />

7.30<br />

8.10<br />

Strange World<br />

DC League of Superpets<br />

Black Panther Wakanda Forever<br />

MrsHarrisGoes to Paris<br />

Strange World<br />

Black Adam<br />

Emily<br />

More Than Gold<br />

Poker Face<br />

Black Panther Wakanda Forever<br />

Seriously Red<br />

Seriously Red<br />

Emily<br />

MrsHarrisGoes to Paris<br />

Strange World<br />

Black Panther Wakanda Forever<br />

Poker Face<br />

Black Panther Wakanda Forever<br />

Seriously Red<br />

Wed14th<br />

10.00 Strange World<br />

10.00 DC League of Superpets<br />

12.00 Black Panther Wakanda Forever<br />

12.00 MrsHarrisGoes to Paris<br />

2.00 Strange World<br />

3.00 Black Adam<br />

3.50 Emily<br />

5.40 Seriously Red<br />

6.10 Poker Face<br />

7.30 Avatar 2<br />

8.00 Black Panther Wakanda Forever<br />

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Belinda and Steve ...<br />

WHEN QUALITY COUNTS<br />

Ifyou’re looking to renovate your home -beitanalteration, addition or structural repair<br />

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Before<br />

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After<br />

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