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NOVEMBER <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> |www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz |Phone: <strong>30</strong>8 7664<br />

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On the trail...<br />

‘‘GOOD JOB’’: <strong>Ashburton</strong> dog handler Chris Pansters and his dog Goose, pictured in the high<br />

country near Arthur’s Pass.<br />

PHOTO JANE DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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Rescue dog handler Chris<br />

Pansters of <strong>Ashburton</strong> says he<br />

and his dog Goose are no<br />

heroes.<br />

The pair hit headlines after<br />

Goose picked up the scent of<br />

two missing walkers lost at<br />

Little Mt Peel.<br />

As amember of Rakaia Land<br />

Searchand Rescue, Pansters<br />

and the three­year­old German<br />

Shepherd had been among<br />

those searching for the<br />

overdue walkers for several<br />

hours in the dark, overnight<br />

Friday the weekend before<br />

last.<br />

The Farmlands rep and dadof­two<br />

said he had had phone<br />

calls from people thrilled to<br />

read of their search success,<br />

but it felt ‘‘a bit strange’’.<br />

‘‘I don’t do this for<br />

accolades,’’ Pansters<br />

explained. ‘‘I do this for love of<br />

what we do. If we can do our<br />

part to bring home the lost,<br />

missing and injured, that’s<br />

enough,’’ Pansters said.<br />

Goose was unaware of all the<br />

attention.<br />

‘‘As long as he gets fed each<br />

night, he’s pretty happy.’’<br />

In the case of the two missing<br />

walkers, they were found by<br />

the Westpac Rescue<br />

Helicopter, huddled in the<br />

scrub near the summit of<br />

Middle Mt Peel, shortly after<br />

Goose narrowed down the<br />

search area. The pair were<br />

airlifted out about 3.<strong>30</strong>am.<br />

Police were pleased at the<br />

time to report on the<br />

‘‘successful outcome’’.<br />

Other rescuers on the job<br />

included South Canterbury<br />

Land Search and Rescue and<br />

Aoraki police SAR squad.<br />

Pansters and Goose were the<br />

only dog and handler team on<br />

that particular search. The<br />

pair are one of only two<br />

operational LandSAR handler<br />

and dog teams based in Mid<br />

Canterbury. The other team is<br />

Murray Bowden, also of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, and his dog Buck.<br />

There are 16 teams<br />

nationwide, which between<br />

them are called out on average<br />

to asearch every three days.<br />

Bowden, who is chair of New<br />

Zealand Land Search and<br />

Rescue Dogs, praised his<br />

colleague for the good results<br />

achieved that night.<br />

‘‘In this case Chris has done a<br />

really good job, he’s turned up<br />

and done what he’s been asked<br />

to do.’’<br />

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High performance sports cars were<br />

believed to be racing each other<br />

near Mt Somers on Thursday last<br />

week, before one crashed at high<br />

speed and severed apower pole.<br />

Afirefighter who responded to<br />

the scene and wanted to remain<br />

anonymous said he believed the car<br />

which crashed was a‘‘top­of­theline<br />

sports model’’ Toyota, thought<br />

to be worth about $90,000.<br />

The car had rolled three orfour<br />

times after severingthe pole. The<br />

driver and his male passenger were<br />

out of the written­off car as the<br />

firefighters arrived, while their<br />

friends in about four other cars<br />

includingaMercedes, Audi and<br />

Lotus were at the scene.<br />

‘‘They were all perched up there<br />

for awee while, they all<br />

disappeared once they knew they<br />

(the driver andhis passenger) were<br />

alright,’’ the firefighter said.<br />

‘‘The driver was more upset about<br />

his car Ithink, he was good as gold,<br />

just more in shock.’’<br />

The passenger had reported<br />

havingseatbelt bruisingand a<br />

couple of nicks on his head.<br />

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AFTERMATH: The power pole on<br />

Arundel Rakaia Gorge was severed.<br />

Hato Hone St John transported<br />

oneinaminor condition and one in<br />

amoderate condition to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital.<br />

By the time firefighters arrived,<br />

police were already at the scene of<br />

the crash, on Arundel Rakaia Gorge<br />

Rd about 10.40am.<br />

It is understood police were<br />

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Mt Somers lifestyle block owner<br />

Don Stanton said the sound of the<br />

cars’ engines as they raced each<br />

other was loud, he could hear it<br />

about <strong>30</strong>0m away as he worked away<br />

at the back of his property. Stanton<br />

hoped police would lay dangerous<br />

driving charges against the driver<br />

in the crash, which happened about<br />

2km from his home.<br />

‘‘I was absolutely horrified at the<br />

speed these vehicles were racing<br />

down here. and it was no surprise<br />

that one hit apole.’’<br />

He estimated their speed was<br />

more than 150kmh.<br />

Police said no charges had yet<br />

been laid. Further information was<br />

not available as it would form part<br />

of ongoing inquiries into the<br />

circumstances.<br />

EA Networks spokesperson<br />

Jeremy Adamson said the struck<br />

pole had to be replaced. Power was<br />

taken out to about 1400 connections<br />

as far away as the Rakaia Gorge.<br />

‘‘This was asignificant<br />

undertaking because of the size of<br />

the pole required. Repairs by EA<br />

Networks were completed and the<br />

network restored to normal by the<br />

evening.’’<br />

Light Up festivitiesasuccess<br />

LiveChristmasmusic filled the air in<br />

downtown <strong>Ashburton</strong> on Saturday as<br />

crowds gathered to celebrate the<br />

lighting of the town’s Christmastree<br />

on EastSt.<br />

Santa and his elves were on hand to<br />

entertain, alongside dance<br />

performancesatLight Up the Night.<br />

There was also achildren’s activity<br />

area, court jesters,the Balloon Man<br />

and food trucks.<br />

About 5000 people visited over the<br />

duration of the four­hour event,<br />

comparedtojust <strong>30</strong>00 last year.<br />

While down on the district<br />

council’s prediction of 8000 to 10,000<br />

people, the district council is<br />

describingthe event as asuccess.<br />

Council group manager<br />

compliance and development Jane<br />

Donaldson said there had been ‘‘good<br />

growth on last year’s event’’.<br />

‘‘The feedback we've heard from<br />

attendees and the community has<br />

been very positive and we're pleased<br />

with how the eveningwent,’’<br />

Donaldson said.<br />

Event attendance was difficult to<br />

predict and could be influenced by a<br />

wide range of factors.<br />

An added bonus was the event may<br />

end up costing ratepayers less than<br />

the budgeted$<strong>30</strong>,000.<br />

‘‘Thanks to the generous support of<br />

Hokonui, <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong> and<br />

Level Electrical, the cost for this<br />

year’s event looks like it will end up<br />

at around $25,000.’’<br />

Light Up the Night was criticised<br />

earlier this year for having cost<br />

ratepayers too much last year<br />

($48,000) and attracting too few<br />

people.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> event organiser Carol<br />

Johns was one of those critics.<br />

However, Johns only had praise for<br />

this year’s Light Up the Night.<br />

‘‘This year they didn’t spend as<br />

much and it looked as though the<br />

people of <strong>Ashburton</strong> bought into it,<br />

which is absolutely fantastic.’’<br />

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Three year 8students from<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Borough School have<br />

started an online campaign and<br />

petition against vaping.<br />

Twelve­year­olds Tank Peng,<br />

Kymani Waaka and Zain Talha<br />

said the aim was to raise<br />

awareness of the increase in<br />

vaping among youth. It was a<br />

topic they felt passionate about,<br />

so chose to research it as part of<br />

their senior year ‘‘changemaker<br />

project’’.<br />

‘‘Young people that start<br />

smoking are doing it illegally,<br />

but our research found that<br />

vaping wasn’t good either,’’<br />

Tank said.<br />

Vaping increased the chance<br />

of lung disease and heart<br />

problems, they said.<br />

Part of their investigation was<br />

speaking to family and friends<br />

to find out about their use of the<br />

e­cigarettes.<br />

The website, at vapestop0.<br />

wordpress.com, identifies the<br />

harmful effects of vaping, and<br />

includes aguide for quitting and<br />

information on accessing<br />

support .<br />

The petition, Vape Free<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, is at ipetitions.com/<br />

petition/vape­free­ashburton,<br />

and has so far been signed by 15<br />

people. The trio hoped to get the<br />

support of the district council,<br />

in order to elevate the visibility<br />

of their cause and raise<br />

awareness.<br />

The trio and their 36<br />

classmates are under the<br />

guidance of Year 8teachers<br />

Angela Winchester and<br />

Rebecca Koopmans. The pupils<br />

have chosen arange of topics for<br />

the changemaker project<br />

including the importance of<br />

respecting names from other<br />

cultures, planting trees, and<br />

fixing the Allenton bike track.<br />

Koopmans said pupils had<br />

based their choices on an issue<br />

they had noticed within the<br />

community, additionally<br />

aligning with UN Sustainable<br />

Development goals, and framed<br />

as part of the Young Enterprise<br />

NZ programme to inspire<br />

students to discover their<br />

potential.<br />

‘‘It’s just areally nice way for<br />

the kids to finish their year 8,<br />

tying it in with abit of alegacy<br />

project and making adifference<br />

in the community,’’ she said.<br />

PETITION ORGANISERS: <strong>Ashburton</strong> Borough School 12­yearolds<br />

(from left) Kymani Waaka, Zain Talha and Tank Peng.<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

VARIETY NEEDS MEN<br />

Variety Theatre <strong>Ashburton</strong> is seeking more men to<br />

fill roles in the ensemble for its production of Les<br />

Misérables next year.<br />

The show will stageMay 17 to 25.<br />

Auditions will be held this Sunday.<br />

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The accident happened about 5.15pm on<br />

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Methven VolunteerFire Brigade chief Brent<br />

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years.<br />

Having previously provided temporary<br />

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the buildinghas been transformed into warm and<br />

welcoming consultation rooms.<br />

CHRISTMAS CONCERT<br />

Mid Canterbury Choir will present Celebrate<br />

ChristmasAround the World on December 10.<br />

Manager Carol Gunn said members were excited<br />

to welcome world-renowned organist Martin<br />

Setchell, who would play Christmas music from<br />

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Mount Hutt College will celebrate its centennial in<br />

2025.<br />

The organising centennialcommittee are looking<br />

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school uniforms over the past 100 years.<br />

Anyone able to help with items for loan can call the<br />

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ANTI­VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN<br />

Zonta clubs around the world are undertaking 16<br />

days of activism to draw attention to gender-based<br />

violence.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> clock tower is lit up orange for the<br />

annualZonta Says NO campaign, which began<br />

<strong>November</strong> 25 and will run to December 10.<br />

The Zonta Club of <strong>Ashburton</strong> has also<br />

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Santa paradetobebiggest yet<br />

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NBS <strong>Ashburton</strong> Santa Parade organiser<br />

Carol Johns will have bells on this<br />

Saturday, as she metaphorically jumps<br />

for joy at the number of floats entered.<br />

‘‘This will be our biggest parade yet.<br />

Each year it grows. It really has<br />

snowballed.’’<br />

She said there were more than 40<br />

entries, the majority of which were<br />

floats. Remainingentries included the<br />

town’s pipe band, silver band, and<br />

emergency vehicles.<br />

Due to road works the original parade<br />

route had to be changed. This year’s<br />

route starts at the corner of Oak Grove<br />

and Walnut Ave. The parade will head<br />

east to West St before doingaloop and<br />

heading back up Walnut Ave.<br />

Two objections to the parade events<br />

resulted in the associated road closure<br />

applications being decided by ahearing<br />

panel of district councillors. Johns has<br />

deliveredtraffic management plans to<br />

100 households affected and put up<br />

signs so regular <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain<br />

users know not to park along the avenue<br />

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Christmas Carols is the theme this<br />

year,with a$500 prize for the best float.<br />

‘‘So far we have eight entries in the<br />

themed floats. Iknow we have aJingle<br />

Bells, OCome All Ye Faithful, a<br />

Dinosaurs’ Christmasand an ISaw<br />

Mummy Kissing Santa Claus­themed<br />

float.’’<br />

On the same day, aChristmasMarket<br />

is being held in the domain, 11am to<br />

4pm. The Christmas­carol themed floats<br />

will park up in the domain after the<br />

parade, near the Christmasmarket, so<br />

people can admire the decorations,take<br />

photographs.The bands involvedinthe<br />

parade will perform and the winning<br />

float will be announced.<br />

Johns had more than 50 stalls booked<br />

in for the market.<br />

‘‘We are hoping it will be agreat day<br />

for families. There will be free sausages,<br />

face painting, kiddy train rides. Men will<br />

be able to get afree hair cut. People can<br />

either bring apicnic or purchase from<br />

the food stalls there,’’ Johnssaid.<br />

Generally 8000 to 10,000 people each<br />

year line the streets to see the parade.<br />

‘‘Due to very little shade Iencourage<br />

people to bring an umbrella, so<br />

they can stay around and aenjoy<br />

aday for young and old.’’<br />

NBS <strong>Ashburton</strong> Christmas<br />

Parade is this Saturday,<br />

beginning 12.<strong>30</strong>pm, along Walnut<br />

Ave from Oak Grove to West St.<br />

The ChristmasMarket is also<br />

being held, 11am to 4pm at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain near the<br />

children’s paddling pool.<br />

Xmas trees for sale<br />

BY JOHN PENEYCAD<br />

NBS <strong>Ashburton</strong> Santa Parade<br />

organiser Carol Johns (left) is<br />

delighted with the number of floats<br />

already entered for this year’s parade.<br />

Above ­<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Santa parade in<br />

the past has annually attracted huge<br />

support from entrants and onlookers.<br />

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They are real Christmastrees,once<br />

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The annual one­day sale, to be held<br />

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an institution in the town, having been<br />

held for the last 20 years.<br />

Club member and sale organiser<br />

Richard Lilly said he was proud of the<br />

efforts of fellow team members who had<br />

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this year.<br />

“All the guys have put in areal shift,<br />

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"It’s great to keep the tradition going,<br />

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There will altogetherbeabout 100<br />

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Proceeds go back into the club to be<br />

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For anyone who lives in Methven and<br />

is unable to transport their purchase,a<br />

delivery service will be available.<br />

Any unsold trees will be shifted over<br />

to HammerHardware on Main St for<br />

anyone unable to purchase on Saturday.<br />

Methven Lions Club’sone­day<br />

Christmastree sale is at the Methven<br />

Mall this Saturday, from 9am to noon.<br />

bookings ph <strong>30</strong>7 12<strong>30</strong><br />

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TRADITION: Richard Lilly is among<br />

Methven Lions Club members whohave<br />

been working up asweat to make sure<br />

families in Methven and surrounding<br />

areas can buy real Christmas trees.


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NEWS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

5<br />

Shefford, aman with aplan<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Robbie ‘Gooserooter’ Shefford has been<br />

connecting with people and getting them<br />

talking.<br />

His idea to be ‘‘the man with aplan in a<br />

caravan’’ was to make connections.<br />

And he has been targeting truckies.<br />

It’s seen the 44­year­old travel the length<br />

and breadth of the South Island as he takes<br />

his caravan and his ‘‘Robbie’s Mind<br />

Matrix’’ concept out and about, aiming to<br />

get people connecting.<br />

He has not only parked up roadside, but<br />

at shows and events.<br />

‘‘We have done <strong>30</strong>­odd events in the last<br />

12 months, all around the South Island,’’ he<br />

said.<br />

‘‘It’s sort of getting bigger and bigger.’’<br />

Shefford’s down­to­earth personality<br />

and sense of humourlets him connect with<br />

adiverse range of people, from truckies<br />

and contractors, to farmers and mechanics.<br />

During atypical week, Shefford parks<br />

his caravan up along the roadside, and<br />

makes himself available for acuppa and a<br />

chat.<br />

He can often be seen parked on West St,<br />

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

He generally gets about 25 aweek who<br />

stop to chat.<br />

‘‘Twenty­five is not abig number but it’s<br />

25 more people stopping for ayarn that are<br />

potentially reaching out, than if Iwasn’t<br />

there.<br />

‘‘If they have time to stop they do, and if<br />

they don’t they give us atoot and awave,<br />

and carry on ... most of them Iwill get a<br />

message from, or asnap chat from, and that<br />

is rewarding in itself.<br />

‘‘Me being outthere is better than no­one<br />

being outthere at all,’’ he said.<br />

The jugisalways on and he is up for a<br />

yarn.<br />

He has no spiel and no set topics for<br />

discussion.<br />

He said his remodelled Fordson Major<br />

Diesel, set up in front of the caravan at<br />

events, was agood icebreaker.<br />

‘‘(It’s) nothing in particular, just<br />

whatever comes up,’’ he said, of<br />

conversation.<br />

STARS IN THE ARCADE TO REMEMBER<br />

DELLWYN.MOYLAN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Christmas is atime for friends and<br />

families but Altrusa International of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> (Altrusa) recognises not all<br />

family and friends can be together.<br />

For the last 23 years, Altrusa has<br />

provided an opportunity for people to<br />

remember those who won’t be sitting at<br />

their Christmas table.<br />

Altrusa Tree of Remembrance project<br />

co­ordinator Sue Gough said the idea<br />

REACHING OUT: Robbie ‘Gooserooter’ Shefford is focusing on outlying areas to connect<br />

with people.<br />

His popularity continues to grow and he<br />

is getting more phone calls from event<br />

organisers.<br />

He has done national radio show<br />

interviews and aspot on children’s<br />

television show What Now.<br />

It’s aself­funded plan and Shefford has a<br />

range of products for sale, among them a<br />

book and coffee mugs.<br />

He also has aGivealittle page and is<br />

releasing a2024 calendar. Pre­orders<br />

are available through The Gooserooter<br />

at Truck This and Truck That Facebook<br />

page.<br />

However Shefford is keen to hear<br />

from anyone who might want to sponsor<br />

his work which next year will include<br />

three or four weeks in Southland and<br />

Otago.<br />

‘‘Just anything to help out along the<br />

way,’’ he said.<br />

He will attend A&P shows at<br />

behind the tree is to give people the<br />

opportunity to purchase a$2star, write<br />

the name of person they wish to remember<br />

on it, then hang it on the tree.<br />

‘‘People choose to remember family and<br />

friends who have died or are away from<br />

them and whom they can’t spend<br />

Christmas with for avariety of reasons.’’<br />

Redmonds is providing the tree, which<br />

will be located at the Burnett St end of the<br />

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

People are free to write whatever they<br />

want on the star.<br />

weekends, and clubs and organisations<br />

during the week.<br />

There were also invitations to attend<br />

truck shows in the North Island.<br />

‘‘It’s just to get out there to the smaller<br />

towns. <strong>Ashburton</strong> is asmall town<br />

compared to Christchurch, but to get to<br />

your Mayfield, Methven and Rakaia and<br />

all that, that all the celebrities forget<br />

about.’’<br />

Shefford said the plan had snowballed<br />

and his original caravan, which he had<br />

for 12 months, was replaced witha<br />

second, larger model secured through<br />

sponsorship with Christchurch RV<br />

Centre.<br />

‘‘We’ve been to more events with it<br />

and it’s just getting out there and talking<br />

to people.<br />

‘‘It’s getting out there, talking to<br />

people at grassroots level and putting a<br />

face on it,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘Most people just write aname. Many<br />

people remembered agrandparent who<br />

had died,’’ Sue said.<br />

The project has atwo­throng approach<br />

and is also afundraiser for The <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Palliative Care Charitable Trust Fund,<br />

administered by Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Community Foundation.<br />

Tree of Remembrance will be at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Arcade with stars for sale 10am<br />

to 4pm from December 11 to 22 (but not the<br />

17th).<br />

OUT AND ABOUT<br />

NOVEMBER <strong>30</strong><br />

St Andrew's Day celebration at<br />

Rakaia at StAndrew's Presbyterian<br />

Church, by the big trees. Featuring<br />

bagpipe music, addressing the<br />

Haggis, shared Scottish tea,<br />

readings and songs from Scotland<br />

5.<strong>30</strong>pm to 8pm. All welcome.<br />

DECEMBER 2<br />

NBS<strong>Ashburton</strong> Santa Parade along<br />

Walnut Ave, between Oak Grove<br />

and West St, from 12.<strong>30</strong>pm. Market<br />

Day/Christmas Fete from 11am in<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain by the<br />

paddling pool. Christmas float<br />

entries are invited to join the<br />

celebrations in the domain for a<br />

prize giving. Free kiddie train rides<br />

courtesy of <strong>Ashburton</strong> Property<br />

Brokers, and much more.<br />

DECEMBER 3<br />

Plains Rotary car boot sale in the<br />

West Stcar park, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, from<br />

10am to 1pm.<br />

Mt Somers Staveley Playcentre<br />

Christmas Market from 11am to<br />

3pm on the Village Green. Plenty of<br />

fun, food, crafts and giftwares on<br />

offer.<br />

The Boy with Wings puppetry and<br />

live music at Rakaia Community<br />

Hall. The 50-minute Birdlife<br />

Productions show will be presented<br />

by the Sanders Duo, starts 2pm.<br />

Free admission, but gold coin<br />

donations welcome for Christmas<br />

food for the Rakaia Sharing Shed.<br />

Tickets available from Rakaia<br />

School office or Dorothy <strong>30</strong>2-7595.<br />

DECEMBER 5<br />

Keep Learning Mid Canterbury and<br />

Mid Canterbury Branch of Soil &<br />

Health workshop on healthy soils, at<br />

Community House, 44 Cass St,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, 7pm to 8.<strong>30</strong>pm.Topics<br />

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DECEMBER 6­10<br />

Christmas Nativity Exhibition at Saint<br />

Stephen’s Anglican Church,<br />

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various ways the story of Jesus’ birth<br />

has been depicted over time. Open<br />

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<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Automotive practice helps education<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> teen Dale Burgess<br />

enjoys tinkeringinthe<br />

workshop.<br />

It is something that has stood<br />

him good stead this academic<br />

year.<br />

The 17­year­old took just 12<br />

months to complete both year 12<br />

and 13 automotive studies at<br />

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

Now he has secured aheavy<br />

diesel apprenticeship at Claas<br />

Harvest Centre, in <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

which he will begin next year.<br />

Dale said it had helped being<br />

able to spend time in the<br />

workshop of the family<br />

business, Burgess Combine<br />

Repairs.<br />

During the course of the year,<br />

students worked on gettinga<br />

beach buggy­type vehicle up<br />

and running.<br />

They did.<br />

‘‘It was ahome­made thing<br />

with an Isuzu motor in it,’’ Dale<br />

said.<br />

‘‘There was also online work<br />

from MITO (motor industry<br />

training organisation) to<br />

complete.’’<br />

Dale reallyenjoyed it.<br />

‘‘It was reallyinteresting<br />

learning about different<br />

components, especially year 13.<br />

The year 13 course for MITO is<br />

quite detailed. It was abit more<br />

in­depth.’’<br />

Dale has an interest in being a<br />

diesel mechanic and working<br />

with agricultural machinery.<br />

HELPING OUT: Dale Burgess<br />

with his motorised chilly bin for<br />

golf. Top ­Dale stacks ball<br />

bearings in afinal drive at the<br />

age of five.<br />

He got through the work<br />

quickly because his dedication<br />

to the practical work helped<br />

with the online work.<br />

It’s acareer path he was<br />

destined to fill, having shown<br />

interest in the family business<br />

from ayoung age.<br />

When he was five, he had his<br />

own named overallsand helped<br />

out in the workshop.<br />

He said he didn’t really know<br />

what he wanted to do then, but<br />

‘‘QUITE AFEAT’’: Dale Burgess, 17, took 12 months to complete<br />

both year 12 and 13 automotivestudies.<br />

he does now. He’s looking<br />

forward to starting hisnew role.<br />

‘‘Machines are really<br />

interesting. You get awide<br />

variety of work over there and I<br />

enjoy working with alot of the<br />

boys,’’ he said.<br />

He will come out of the fouryear<br />

heavy diesel<br />

apprenticeship qualified, with<br />

no student debt and money in<br />

his pocket.<br />

Until then he is helping his<br />

dad, Robin, also adiesel<br />

mechanic, in his workshop.<br />

He will also be fine­tuning<br />

another school project inspired<br />

by internet creations; a<br />

motorised chilly bin for golf.<br />

He designed and created it in<br />

metalwork.<br />

The petrol­fuelled design has<br />

afive horsepower motor. All up<br />

so far it has cost about $400.<br />

It was awelding project using<br />

an angle iron frame attached to<br />

arepurposed ride on lawn<br />

mower.<br />

The 50­by­50 angle iron frame<br />

has been welded together and<br />

fitted to the lawnmower chassis.<br />

The 51­litre chilly bin is the<br />

seat.<br />

The golf club bag sits nicely on<br />

the back.<br />

Dale doesn't play much golf,<br />

yet. He goes two or three times a<br />

year.<br />

It’s been ayear­long design<br />

and build process. It works and<br />

he is hoping to have it finished<br />

by Christmas.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College teacher in<br />

charge of automotive and trades<br />

Patrick Neal said Dale was<br />

among the students this year<br />

who earned 22 level 2orlevel 3<br />

NCEA credits, and earned MITO<br />

Start up and Accelerate<br />

Automotive certificates. The<br />

motor trade qualifications cover<br />

avariety of theory and practical<br />

work.<br />

Dale managed to pass both<br />

years’ courses in just one year,<br />

Neal said.<br />

‘‘This was quite afeat, and he<br />

managed this by working<br />

weekends servicing farming<br />

equipment in his father's<br />

workshop.’’<br />

During the course students<br />

perform several services, tyre<br />

changes and avariety of vehicle<br />

checks on classroom vehicles, as<br />

well as working through several<br />

theory­based packages. They<br />

included the operation of fourstroke<br />

and diesel engines,<br />

working with chemicals, health<br />

and safety, braking systems and<br />

photographing vehicle damage.<br />

See page 42 for full year 11<br />

and 12 prizegiving results.<br />

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BOUCHER, LesleyLouise<br />

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Dearly loved sister of<br />

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HETRICK, William<br />

Charles (Bill) – On<br />

<strong>November</strong> 23, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Suddenly at <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Aged 95 years. Dearly<br />

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Thursday, <strong>November</strong><br />

<strong>30</strong>, commencing at<br />

1.<strong>30</strong>pm. Followed by<br />

private cremation at the<br />

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

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 <strong>30</strong>77433<br />

Family Notices<br />

Enquiries phone<br />

Mary or Karen<br />

on <strong>30</strong>8 7664 or call into<br />

199 Burnett Street.<br />

Complete<br />

Local Care<br />

Since 1982<br />

McLEOD, Anita (nee<br />

Sutherland): On<br />

<strong>November</strong> 16, <strong>2023</strong>,<br />

suddenly at Akaroa,<br />

aged 76 years. Dearly<br />

loved wife of the late<br />

Colin McLeod, loved and<br />

cherished mother and<br />

mother-in-law to Fiona<br />

and Adrian, Clark and<br />

Susie, Hamish and Sarah.<br />

Adored Nana of Mimi,<br />

Mac and Bella, Thomas<br />

and Sylvie, Ella-Rose<br />

and Emelia. The service<br />

for Anita will be held at<br />

BrantwoodChapel,Trott’s<br />

Garden 371 Racecourse<br />

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

Tuesday December 5,<br />

commencing at 1pm,<br />

followed by a private<br />

interment.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 <strong>30</strong>77433<br />

Acknowledgement<br />

WEIR,BeatriceMargaret<br />

PeterandDiana,Margaret<br />

and Udo, Anthony and<br />

Trish, Rachel and Palle,<br />

Sister Mary, and their<br />

families thank you for<br />

your kindness and<br />

expressions ofsympathy<br />

received following the<br />

passing of their dearly<br />

loved mother, sister,<br />

grandmother, greatgrandmother,<br />

and friend,<br />

Beatrice. Thank you to<br />

those who attended her<br />

rosary service, funeral<br />

service, sent cards,<br />

flowers, and have shared<br />

with us your special<br />

memories of Beatrice.<br />

Please accept this as a<br />

personal thankyou.<br />

CAVILL, Colin James<br />

(Tim):<br />

You gave so much to<br />

treasure,<br />

you will beinour hearts<br />

forever<br />

Daphne Harris, Colin’s<br />

partner would like to<br />

express myappreciation<br />

to those involved in<br />

Colin’sillness.<br />

The District Nurses and<br />

Palliative Care doctors,<br />

for giving me guidance<br />

through the care of<br />

Colin so he could stay<br />

at home. Leona from<br />

Cancer Society for your<br />

compassion, many visits,<br />

phone calls and texts, we<br />

enjoyed your company.<br />

Anna Worsfold, the<br />

Dietitian, for your<br />

support. <strong>Ashburton</strong> and<br />

Christchurch Hospital<br />

staffwhowereinvolvedin<br />

Colin’s care. Ambulance<br />

and Fire brigade people<br />

who attended to Colin<br />

at home, you are all my<br />

heroes.<br />

To my family, extended<br />

family, Colin’s sons;<br />

Andrew, Greg and<br />

grandson Hunter, for<br />

all your help you gave,<br />

so Colin could have his<br />

farewell athome, as was<br />

his wish. To those who<br />

visited Colin in hospital or<br />

at home,ithelpedtopass<br />

the time away for Colin.<br />

Leanne Belcher, my<br />

niece, thank you for the<br />

lovely farewell you gave<br />

Colin. He would have<br />

said, well done Leanne.<br />

Colin’s friends Michael<br />

and ShirleyHunter, thank<br />

you for your continued<br />

friendship with Colin<br />

for 69years, it was asad<br />

day for us all when Colin<br />

left us. He will be sadly<br />

missed.<br />

Lyn Hurst my neighbour,<br />

thank you for your<br />

continued support.<br />

To those who gave in<br />

person, or sent flowers,<br />

cards, phone calls and<br />

baking, this was very<br />

thoughtful and much<br />

appreciated. Paterson’s<br />

Funeral Directors for<br />

takinggood care of Colin.<br />

Please<br />

accept<br />

this as a personal<br />

acknowledgement from<br />

myself and Colin’s sons<br />

Greg andAndrew Cavill.<br />

In Memoriam<br />

GREER, Lindsay – 20<br />

Yearson4December<br />

and Granddaughter<br />

Amy – 36 Years on 1<br />

December<br />

We hold youclosewithin<br />

ourhearts,and thereyou<br />

will remain.<br />

To walk with us<br />

throughoutour lives<br />

until we meet again.<br />

Love Lorraineand family<br />

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

NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Lack of tourism<br />

funding<br />

BY JONATHAN LEASK<br />

Local democracy reporter<br />

Canterbury plans to be tourism<br />

destination rather than a<br />

‘‘gateway to elsewhere” ­but<br />

has no funds to achieve it.<br />

The region’s newly created<br />

destination management plan<br />

was endorsed this month by the<br />

district councils –<strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

Selwyn, Waimakariri, and<br />

Christchurch City.<br />

But at the same time there<br />

was no actual budget to execute<br />

it.<br />

The Ministry of Business,<br />

Innovation and Employment<br />

providedfunding for the<br />

development of destination<br />

management plans across New<br />

Zealand, with ChristchurchNZ<br />

leading its development on<br />

behalf of the Canterbury<br />

Regional Tourism Organisation<br />

region.<br />

Withthe four councils’<br />

endorsement, ChristchurchNZ<br />

was set to report the plan to the<br />

ministry by the end ofthis<br />

month. The plan aims to win<br />

back the region’s market share<br />

of visitor spending, utilising<br />

infrastructure that has been<br />

built post the Canterbury<br />

earthquakes –such as the<br />

Ōpuke Thermal Pools in<br />

Methven.<br />

Itemphasised that growth<br />

needs to be sustainable and<br />

focused on regenerative tourism<br />

development for the future.<br />

In areport presented to<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> councillors,<br />

economic development manager<br />

Simon Worthington said for the<br />

plan to be successful, it needed<br />

to promote Canterbury “as a<br />

destination to visit ­not just a<br />

gateway to elsewhere”.<br />

Councillor Carolyn Cameron<br />

supported the plan, saying<br />

working as aregion was<br />

‘‘absolutely essential”.<br />

Worthington outlined the<br />

challenge of the plan being a<br />

strategic framework with no<br />

future designated funding, and<br />

no statutory or regulatory<br />

compliance components for its<br />

execution.<br />

Councillor Tony Todd said he<br />

wasn't impressed with “negative<br />

wording” about <strong>Ashburton</strong> in the<br />

plan. it said the district had<br />

‘‘disparate offerings’’.<br />

Public interest journalism<br />

funded by NZ On Air<br />

ANNUAL OFFERING: With Buckets of Blessings are (from left)<br />

Megan Roberts of New Life, Presbyterian Support Upper South<br />

Island’s Suz Hutchinson, Maralyn McMillan and Tony Vainerere.<br />

Full of blessings<br />

Presbyterian Support Upper<br />

South Island have Buckets of<br />

Blessings for some of the<br />

families who engage with its<br />

service.<br />

The buckets are full of<br />

goodies such as lollies,<br />

shampoo, conditioner,<br />

toothbrushes and Christmas<br />

biscuits. They are created by<br />

members of <strong>Ashburton</strong> New<br />

Life Church.<br />

It’s an annual offering that<br />

started 10 years ago as the<br />

vision of alate church<br />

member.<br />

Arecord 75 Buckets of<br />

Blessings were made this year<br />

includinganumber of single<br />

andfamily­sized buckets for<br />

those with the service.<br />

Presbyterian Support assists<br />

people of any age to feel safer,<br />

stronger and more positively<br />

connected to their families/<br />

whānau and their<br />

communities.<br />

Presbyterian Support Upper<br />

South Island’s Suz Hutchinson<br />

was grateful for the offering<br />

and said it was acollaboration<br />

that helped support people in<br />

the community.<br />

The service has communitybased<br />

social services<br />

throughout the upper South<br />

Island including Family<br />

Works, Enliven and Awhina<br />

Wai services to increase the<br />

mana of children, families and<br />

older people.


Smoke Butchery: good quality, affordable<br />

Ham and turkeys, smoked and non-smoked,<br />

are onsale at Smoke Butchery in downtown<br />

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

The new modern butchery, onVictoria St<br />

in the Triangle, isatthe rear ofthe Smoke<br />

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

It’s anextension of Smoke restaurant and<br />

owner Vanetia Bingham says it offers the<br />

best cuts with excellent quality for smoking<br />

and grilling for people to use at home.<br />

‘‘We are all about meat at Smoke. From<br />

smoking it, to quality specialty butchers cuts.<br />

So we wanted to have abutchery where<br />

people who liked our meat could buy the<br />

raw product. Including rubs and<br />

marinades for use on their barbecues or<br />

smokers,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘We also want people to use the butchery<br />

as their regular butchery with other butchery<br />

staples on offer.’’<br />

There are plans for the butchery to sell<br />

smokers, barbeques, specialty wood and<br />

charcoals, as well as vacuum-packed<br />

prepared Smoke meat. They already stock<br />

arange of chopping blocks and knives for<br />

sale (pictured right).<br />

Smoke butchery manager Zak, and<br />

customer service Suzie, have worked for<br />

many years behind the scenes in fast-paced<br />

supermarket butchery settings.<br />

Now customer-facing at Smoke Butchery<br />

they are selling quality meat direct to<br />

customers at affordable prices.<br />

‘‘We are using good quality ingredients and<br />

meat brands,’’ Zak says.<br />

Most of their beef and lamb is sourced from<br />

Pure South, recently named the best steak<br />

in the world.<br />

It’s atraditional style butchery offering the<br />

best of barbecue cuts include the popular<br />

beef ribs, brisket, pork ribs and platter meats<br />

such as salami, pastrami, and kransky.<br />

Whole champagne ham, and whole and<br />

half cob hams as well asfrozen cranberry<br />

and apple roast turkey are available from<br />

Tuesday. Pre-orders are welcome. Next year<br />

they will be making their own hams in-store.<br />

The couple, who grew up in Mid Canterbury<br />

and have recently welcomed anew<br />

generation of butcher with newborn<br />

Austin, are keen to see customers visit the<br />

butchery, check out their range and talk<br />

about their butchery needs.<br />

They make their own smoke smallgoods, hot<br />

or cold, using asmall batch smoker set up at<br />

the front ofthe shop.<br />

Whatever meat our customers are looking<br />

for, ifit’s not in the butchery, but aspeciality<br />

meat order they are happy to provide, Zak<br />

says.<br />

SMOKE BUTCHERY ASHBURTON<br />

03 261 6162<br />

The Triangle, 108 Victoria Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Tuesday toFriday<br />

Saturday from<br />

9:00am - 5:<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

9:00am - 5:00pm<br />

Discover our<br />

new menu ...<br />

Smoke restaurant’s new menu is tantalising taste buds and includes delights such as pork belly bites,<br />

fried chicken, warmed pretzels, burgers, and smoke platters.<br />

Smoke <strong>Ashburton</strong> serves American-style smoke house barbecue meats like smoked brisket (breast section),<br />

St Louis ribs, Boston butt (pork shoulder) orTexan smoked chicken, which are cooked on one of three 1.2 tonne<br />

smokers.<br />

Enjoy slowed cooked smoked meats with craft beers, cocktails and other beverages in amodern industrial<br />

setting.<br />

Sit indoors or soak up the sun through double doors leading toseating outside on the deck.<br />

Whether it’s for drinks and nibbles, or to experience acuisine delight, diners can enjoy Smoke <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Lowand slow ...<br />

“American BBQ<br />

“<br />

SMOKE ASHBURTON<br />

03 261 6106<br />

231 Cameron Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

www.smokeinc.nz<br />

Tuesday to Thursday<br />

Friday<br />

Saturday<br />

Sunday<br />

11:00am - 9:00pm<br />

11:00am - 11:00pm<br />

10:00am - 11:00pm<br />

10:00am - 9:00pm<br />

2635622


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 40<br />

<strong>30</strong> <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

DeputyPrincipal Message<br />

Finish Strongly<br />

Mālō le soifua, mālō e lelei, kia orāna, talofa nī,<br />

fakaalofa lahi atu, ni sa bula vinaka, tālofa, mauri,<br />

noa‘ia,kia ora, tēnā koutou katoa, hellotoyou all.<br />

As the school year winds down, it's crucial for<br />

students tochannel their remaining energy and<br />

focus into finishingstrongly.<br />

The final stretch is not just about academic<br />

achievement; it's atime for reflection, growth, and<br />

celebrationofthe journey undertakenoverthe past academicyear.<br />

Celebrating achievements, no matter how small, isakey component of<br />

finishing the schoolyearonapositive note.<br />

I look forward to seeing our students taking pride in academic<br />

accomplishments, extra-curricular achievements, personal growth, and<br />

sharing these successes with friends and family in our upcoming Year 9<br />

and10Prize-givings to be held at the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Event Centre.<br />

SPACPACPacificAwards<br />

On Friday 03 <strong>November</strong>,the SPACPACLeaders’Breakfasttookplace at Ara<br />

Tu Pukenga in Christchurch.<br />

This eventwas organised to recognise Pacificstudent leaders from across<br />

the Canterbury region who have made notable contributions to their<br />

school communities.<br />

Two College StudentsSelected<br />

We selected two students toattend the breakfast, each celebrated for<br />

their distinctcontributionsto<strong>Ashburton</strong> College.<br />

Edelma Kelsall received recognition for her leadership within the<br />

Cultural Committee.She effectivelyorganisedand led ateamresponsible<br />

for promoting Pacific and Filipino Language Weeks, and other events<br />

thatshowcasedthe ethnic and culturaldiversity within our school.<br />

Ripena Umaga Vaeila was acknowledged for her leadership of<br />

the expansive Polyfest group, guiding 100 students increating and<br />

performing various cultural dance presentations atthe annual Polyfest.<br />

Additionally, she led asmaller group that participatedinthe Sau Ia<br />

Festival in Christchurch.<br />

Notably, Ripena wasalsorecognised as one of the newly appointedHead<br />

Students for2024, asignificantachievementfor bothherand herfamily.<br />

Moving into 2024<br />

Heading into 2024, Iameagerly anticipating the upcoming year as we<br />

gear up to implement and refine several initiatives introduced inthe<br />

currentyear.<br />

Cell Phone Policy<br />

Positive feedback has emerged regarding the implementation ofour<br />

cell phone policy, particularly in terms of reduced student distractions<br />

during classes. Notably, we've observed asignificant decline in issues<br />

relatedtosocial mediaand cell phones.<br />

Ako Programme Revamp<br />

Our focus for the next year includes acomprehensive overhaul ofour<br />

Ako programme, incorporating online lessons, guest speakers, physical<br />

activities, andfosteringwhanaungatanga throughassemblies.<br />

RestorativePractice<br />

The rejuvenationofRestorative Practice is underwayamongour staff and<br />

will remain afundamental component of our approach toaddressing<br />

behaviouralissueswithin the school community.<br />

2024 Polyfest<br />

Iamalso eagerly anticipating the 2024 Polyfest, set totake place in<br />

Christchurch, with planning forthis eventalready in full swing.<br />

Hannibal Ikahihifo<br />

DeputyPrincipal •Tumuaki Tuarua<br />

Events<br />

Junior Sports Week<br />

This participation week,which arose post-Covidlockdownstoprovide<br />

some cross-school activities for junior students, has morphed into an<br />

annual,much-enjoyedweek on schools’calendars.<br />

Thisran through the week of 20 <strong>November</strong>,and provides studentswith an<br />

opportunitytotry activitiestheymay nototherwise have the chance to do.<br />

Inour next newsletters we willhighlightanumber of these activities.<br />

In the meantime we provide a small taster, showing the Beach Day<br />

participantswho travelled to Caroline BayonMonday 20 <strong>November</strong> to take<br />

partinarange of activities in the parkand on the beach.<br />

Appreciation<br />

Caltex <strong>Ashburton</strong>-NewZealandSports<br />

Collective<br />

TheNew Zealand Sports Collective(NZSC) is an organisation focused<br />

on helping make sport more accessible to all New Zealanders.<br />

Knowing the importancethatsport plays in youngpeople’s lives,the<br />

Sports Collective looks to work with partners toreduce some of the<br />

barriers to participation.<br />

As part of that quest, NZSC is extremely excited to partner<br />

with Caltex and their locally-owned and operated service station<br />

network. Caltex is keen to support local schools, recognising<br />

the importance of locals helping locals and how this shapes our<br />

communities.<br />

Providing $1,000 of Fuel Sponsorship<br />

Through their local network, Caltex is looking to help more<br />

than ninetysecondaryschools across New Zealand by providing$1,000 of<br />

fuel sponsorship to each schooltohelpstudents attend theirtraining and<br />

school sports events.<br />

Caltex <strong>Ashburton</strong>Nominated <strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

The Caltex <strong>Ashburton</strong> station nominated <strong>Ashburton</strong> College as a<br />

recipientofone of these sponsorshipopportunities.<br />

Caltex are proud supporters ofmany schools across Aotearoa and share<br />

their commitmentwith Kiwis throughadvertising.<br />

(Picturedright,leftand right):<br />

Mark Nicholl, owner of<br />

Caltex <strong>Ashburton</strong>, handing<br />

over the $1,000 StarCash<br />

certificate to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College'sExecutive Officer<br />

Charlie Kelland, at College<br />

on Tuesday14<strong>November</strong>.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College is delighted to have been nominated, and<br />

more than appreciative of the generosity and worthwhile focus of<br />

this partnership. College students will certainly benefit from this<br />

input, and we thank Caltex <strong>Ashburton</strong> most sincerely for selecting<br />

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

Students of theWeekAward<br />

From theStudent AshCollWay Committee this week we have<br />

twoYear9andYear10Student of theWeekAwardees,<br />

from both Weeks5and 6 of this term.<br />

In Term Four we arefocusing on all three<br />

Values of Quality, Prideand Respect.<br />

TheWeek5students have exhibitedthe<br />

AshCollWay theme of ‘Having aPositiveAttitude’.<br />

The Recipients for Week 5, Term Four were:<br />

NixieDeVera<br />

Year 9<br />

The Recipients for Week 6, Term Four were:<br />

Emma Doig<br />

Year 10<br />

TheWeek6students have exhibitedthe<br />

AshColl Waytheme of ‘Caringfor the Environment’.<br />

Congratulations<br />

Year9GilletteCup Competition Qualifier<br />

The New Zealand Community Cricket Gillette Cup is the national<br />

secondary school boys’ competition, for Year 9 and 10 students.<br />

Participants compete asYear 9 students in the first stage of the<br />

competition during October to December, and then as Year 9and 10<br />

students in the second part of the competitionduring Term One of the<br />

following year (JanuarytoMarch).<br />

Regional qualifying tournaments and finals are held by each Major<br />

AssociationacrossNew Zealand,withone team from each MajorAssociation<br />

qualifyingfor the finals.<br />

AshCollvTimaru Boys’HighSchool<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College’s Year 9Boys’ Cricket team, asthe winner ofthe Mid<br />

Canterbury competition, was drawn against Timaru Boys’ High School,<br />

winner of the South Canterbury competition, as part of the knockout<br />

process tofind awinner to ultimately contest games towards the finals<br />

play-off.<br />

This game was played in South Canterbury, on the Rectory Wicket at Timaru<br />

Boys’High School,onTuesday07<strong>November</strong>.<br />

Result –Win to Timaru Boys’High School<br />

Timaru Boys’battedfirst, finishing on 264for 6wickets,after 40 Overs; with<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College bowledout for122 after35.5 Overs.<br />

College’s Kairuruku Hākinakina |Sports Co-ordinator Darion Gray said that<br />

the game wasplayedinsunny conditions on asuperbgrass wicket.<br />

Great sportsmanship was shown with Timaru Boys’ loaning <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College an extraplayersothatCollege could field afull team, aftersickness<br />

ruled one of College’s player out.<br />

AshColl’s bowling was led by Jamie Orr and Jake Douglas, who opened<br />

the bowling.<br />

Darion said that Jamie Orr was astand-out, bowling 8overs and limiting<br />

Timaru Boys’to19runsand the loss of twowickets.<br />

Callum Begg alsotook agood caughtand bowledand gotarun-out.<br />

Alex Forbes bowled three tight overs, and the rest of the team all bowled<br />

well.<br />

While batting, the team showed some great fight against ahigh score to<br />

chase,withthe team battingover35overs.Unfortunatelythey weren’table<br />

to get the runsrequired.<br />

Callum Begg stood out with anear run aball for 23 runs, and BlakeCook<br />

wassuperbfor over an hour,togive the team aplatformtobat around.<br />

Darion concluded thatitwas agreat game,playedingoodspirit.<br />

Appreciation<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College acknowledges, with very real appreciation, sponsors of<br />

the team’s new playingkit -KFC <strong>Ashburton</strong>, Cates, Mitre 10, Wattyl andthe<br />

Braided Rivers CommunityTrust.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> College team (pictured above, back row, left to right):<br />

Manager Matt Harris, Sawyer Skilling, Logan Allen,Callum Begg,Blake Cook,<br />

Alex Forbes (Captain), Jamie Orr, Caleb Fletcher, Jake Douglas, Coach<br />

RichardOrr.<br />

(Front,leftand right): Joe Harrisand Kinneir Lowe.<br />

(Far left): Timaru Boys’ High School player Lyndon Dellow, loan player to<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College. Darion described him asanexceptional young man,<br />

bothinmanner andsportsmanship.<br />

Georgia Scammell<br />

Year 9<br />

Chanelle Ula<br />

Year 10<br />

(Pictured above): College team members participating in the Poi Toa<br />

event, with avery large cruise ship docked inthe harbour dominating the<br />

background.<br />

The<br />

AshColl<br />

Way<br />

(Pictured above): Team talk with Coach Richard Orr, while Manager<br />

Matt Harriswatcheson.


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 40<br />

<strong>30</strong> <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Congratulations<br />

Celebrations of Success<br />

Celebrations of success involving College students have been<br />

significantlately, withnewsletterspace at apremium, following awards<br />

events.<br />

In this newsletter we now acknowledge the students who gained<br />

awards and success at events outside of College Prize-givings and<br />

Awards occasions.<br />

Aoraki SecondarySchools’SportsAwards–<br />

Awards and TopSuccessesfor College Students<br />

The AorakiSportsAwardseveninghas become akey acknowledgement<br />

eventwithin the region’s secondaryschools’sportscalendars.<br />

Afterafour-yearhiatus, disruptedinitially by threeCovid years, itwas areal<br />

pleasure tohave anin-person event with all nominees and supporters in<br />

the same venue, in what was described as afabulous night ofcelebration.<br />

Acknowledgement credit forthis evening wasgiven to theAorakiRegional<br />

SportDirectorAmanda Everett.<br />

The evening was held on Friday 03 <strong>November</strong> in the Caroline Bay Hall,<br />

Timaru.<br />

Acknowledgements<br />

Acknowledged at the evening were retiring Principals Ross Preece; and<br />

Lindy Graham, Craighead DiocesanSchool.<br />

College nomineesand thecategoriestheywerenominated for,were:<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College had astunning forty-two nominees overall, across<br />

four categories, including teams and individuals, and with some<br />

students across more than one category.<br />

Sports Team of the Year Nominees<br />

Rugby Tipeti Afu, Dale Burgess, Zac Douglas, Joshua Eketone,<br />

Eddie Galbraith, Fletcher Hobbs, Oliver Hobbs, Jack Middleton,<br />

Hockey<br />

Taniela Palavi, NukuPenisoni, Dave Pio, HenryThomas.<br />

Rosa Armstrong, Honor Bradford, Laura Cameron, Caitlin Collie,<br />

Lily Davidson, Leah Doig, Malaika Dunlea, Holly-Jayne Feutz,<br />

Alia Forrester, Bree Greer, Emma Lill, Olivia Muir, Gracie Trotter,<br />

Rose Vannini, LauraWalsh, Sarah Wilson.<br />

Smallbore Rifle Shooting<br />

Bree Greer, Jack Jones, Eliza McKenzie, Phoebe McKenzie,<br />

Sama Sooialo, Madi Tourle.<br />

Aoraki Future Champion Nominees<br />

Cricket<br />

Lachie Jemmett<br />

PowerLifting<br />

Ollie Bubb<br />

Rhythmic Gymnastics Anna McFall<br />

Rowing<br />

SophieGibson<br />

Smallbore Rifle Shooting CharlotteMcKenzie<br />

Tennis<br />

Jake Parsons<br />

WaterSkiing<br />

Harriet Hill<br />

Outstanding Referee/Umpire Nominee<br />

Netball<br />

Leah Reid<br />

Student Nominees Across More Than One Category<br />

Bree Greer<br />

Sports Team of theYear, in SmallboreRifle<br />

Shooting and Hockey.<br />

FletcherHobbs<br />

Aoraki FutureChampion andBest AllRounder<br />

(Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Golf, Swimming,<br />

Isabel Wall<br />

Squash); Sports Team of theYear (Rugby).<br />

Aoraki FutureChampion andParaAthlete of<br />

theYear.<br />

Additionally,weretwo Nomineestothe CommunityContribution<br />

in SportCategory<br />

These were both nominated,withverysincere appreciationfor allthey<br />

contribute to College sport andthe studentsinvolved.<br />

Mark Douglas<br />

Basketball<br />

Sharon Tourle<br />

SmallboreRifleShooting<br />

Finalists in their Categories<br />

An impressive sixteen students were nominated as finalists in their<br />

categories.These were:<br />

Ollie Bubb, Sophie Gibson, Bree Greer, Harriet Hill, Fletcher Hobbs,<br />

Lachie Jemmett, Jack Jones, Anna McFall, Charlotte McKenzie,<br />

Eliza McKenzie, Phoebe McKenzie, Jake Parsons, Leah Reid, Sama Sooialo,<br />

Madi Tourle, Isabel Wall.<br />

The award process doesn't name outright winners ineach sport, rather an<br />

overallwinner.<br />

<strong>2023</strong> NewZealandSportsHonours Awards Recipients<br />

To qualify forthisaward the nominated student must either have been<br />

selectedintoaNew Zealand team or have been placedfirst,second or<br />

third at National Championships in their sporting code.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College,impressively,had twenty recipient students in this<br />

awards list.<br />

Those listed represent outstanding achievements atavery high level,<br />

which is testimony to their hard work, and that of their coaches and<br />

supportoftheirfamilies.<br />

• RileyBreen Tennis<br />

• Ollie Bubb PowerLifting<br />

• Sophia Clifford SmallboreRifleShooting<br />

• Sophie Gibson Rowing<br />

• Josh Gilbert Tennis<br />

• Finleigh Glanville Trampoline<br />

• JamieGlanville Trampoline<br />

• BreeGreer SmallboreRifle Shooting<br />

• Harriet Hill Waterskiing<br />

• Jack Jones SmallboreRifleShooting<br />

• Anna McFall Rhythmic Gymnastics<br />

• CharlotteMcKenzie SmallboreRifleShooting<br />

• Eliza McKenzie SmallboreRifleShootingand Cycling<br />

• Phoebe McKenzie SmallboreRifleShooting<br />

• Jake Parsons Tennis<br />

• Luke Rhodes SmallboreRifleShooting<br />

• Sama Sooialo SmallboreRifleShooting<br />

• Madi Tourle SmallboreRifleShooting<br />

• Isabel Wall Rowing<br />

• NateWoods SmallboreRifleShooting<br />

TopAwards went to twoCollege Students -<br />

Charlotte McKenzie<br />

Winner:FemaleSportsperson Of The Year<br />

Charlottewas unable to attend on the nightasshe wasinAustralia<br />

competing at the Oceania Championships.<br />

Isabel Wall<br />

Winner:ParaAthleteofthe Year<br />

Photocredit:BradReeve<br />

(Pictured above): Members from the <strong>Ashburton</strong>CollegeContingent<br />

(Back row): Jack Jones, Jake Parsons, Ollie Bubb, Lachie Jemmett,<br />

Fletcher Hobbs.<br />

(Middle row): Bree Greer, Leah Reid, Madi Tourle, Sophie Gibson, Isabel Wall,<br />

Phoebe McKenzie.<br />

(Front row): Anna McFall, Harriet Hill, Sama Sooialo, Eliza McKenzie.<br />

ComingEvents<br />

Please note-*denotes subjecttoconfirmationofstudentavailability.<br />

December<br />

01 Te WhareManaakiPrizegiving and AfternoonTea,<br />

Te WhareManaaki, 1:<strong>30</strong>pm-3:00pm<br />

03 Year 13 Graduation Dinner (refer below)<br />

05-06 Year 10 Outdoor EducationBikeTrip No 3, <strong>Ashburton</strong>River Track,<br />

Hakatere<br />

07 GOT(GetOut There) Day<br />

08-09 *NZSS Track, Field and Road Championahips, Ngā Puna Wai,<br />

Christchurch<br />

11 Year 9and Year 10 final dayand prize-givings (refer below).<br />

<strong>2023</strong> End-of-Year FinalDays, Prize-givings, Events<br />

Parents, caregivers, family/whānau,friendsand interested community<br />

members are most welcome to attend the remaining two <strong>2023</strong><br />

Prize-givings.<br />

December<br />

03 Year 13 Leavers’Graduation Dinner, Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

arrive at 6:<strong>30</strong>pm, seatedat7:00pm.<br />

11 Year 9and 10 students’final day.<br />

Year 9Prize-giving, 5:<strong>30</strong>pm-7:00pm, <strong>Ashburton</strong>Event Centre.<br />

Year 10 Prize-giving, 7:<strong>30</strong>pm-9:00pm, <strong>Ashburton</strong>Event Centre.<br />

Some Key2024Early-Year Dates<br />

*Note – a full notification of dates for the start of 2024 will be<br />

published in The <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>mid-January2024.<br />

January<br />

24-26 Year 13 Leadership Camp (for confirmed students),<br />

Mt Hutt Retreat<br />

26-27 Peer Support Training, selectedYear 12 students.<br />

29 Course Confirmation, 10:00am-5:00pm.For Year 11-13 students,<br />

whohavetimetable clashes or requiresubjectchanges<br />

<strong>30</strong> Course Confirmation, 2:<strong>30</strong>pm-8:00pm.For Year 11-13 students,<br />

whohavetimetable clashes or requiresubjectchanges<br />

<strong>30</strong>-31 Teacher Only Days.<br />

February<br />

01 Year 9and 13 students’firstday.<br />

Kōhanga students’firstday.<br />

Pōwhiri.<br />

02 Year 10 and 12 students’first day<br />

Te WhareManaaki–all students start.<br />

05 Year 11 students' firstday<br />

06 Waitangi Daypublicholiday<br />

Term Dates2024<br />

Term One Startdates as above - Friday12April<br />

Easter holiday29March-02April<br />

Term Two Monday 29 April - Friday05July<br />

Accord Teacher Only Day31May<br />

King’s Birthday holiday 03 June<br />

Matarikipublic holiday 28 June<br />

Term Three Monday22July - Friday27September<br />

Mid-term break, <strong>30</strong> August<br />

Term Four Monday14October - Thursday24October<br />

(Year 13)<br />

LabourDay publicholiday 28 October<br />

- Tuesday <strong>30</strong> October<br />

(Years11/12)<br />

Accord Teacher Only Day14<strong>November</strong><br />

CanterburyAnniversaryDay 15 <strong>November</strong><br />

- Tuesday 10 December<br />

(Years9and 10)<br />

Correction<br />

In ourNewsletter38wecovered studentsuccesses celebratedatthe Year 11<br />

and 12 Prize-givings.<br />

In acknowledging the contributions of the College Rock Band ‘No Sleep at<br />

Work’ we credited the band as being supported and assisted by College<br />

Music Teacher Stephen Garton.<br />

However, the specific targeted tuition credit should have read<br />

Rob Zipfel,ItinerantMusic Teacher.<br />

We apologise forthis errorand thank Rob, as we aresurethe band does, for<br />

hisvalued tutoring timeand skills.<br />

(Pictured above, left to right): The ‘No Sleep at Work’ band members<br />

Kyle Dickson, SeanMcQuillan, KateCochrane and Hal Twiname.


COUNCIL BRIEF<br />

5Baring SquareWest, <strong>Ashburton</strong> |POBox 94, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, NewZealand 7740 | Telephone (03) <strong>30</strong>77700 |Website ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

Festive funasEastStsparkles<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’sbig Christmastree is<br />

putting asparkle on the town’s CBD<br />

at night,following astreetparty to<br />

officially kick off the festiveseason.<br />

Light up the Night attractedabout 5000,<br />

and the hugecrowd sang anddanced<br />

with entertainersonanopen-air stage<br />

beside the tree after it wasofficially lit by<br />

Wakanui School student Felicity Varlow.<br />

Felicity wonacompetition through Light<br />

up the Night sponsor Hokonui to flick the<br />

switch, which she did to muchapplause<br />

and cheering.<br />

Mayor Neil Brownsaid it wasaterrific<br />

night,with sunshine insteadofthe wet<br />

weather thathad been forecast during<br />

the week.“It wassogood to see everyone<br />

gathered together in front of the tree.<br />

There were people ofall ages,and lots of<br />

families, and plenty of smiles, so the vibe<br />

wasreally positive.”<br />

The LifeDanceAcademy performed<br />

severalenergetic routines andmusic<br />

wasprovided by the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Silver<br />

Band, the <strong>Ashburton</strong>Samoan Christian<br />

CongregationalChurch choir and<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College’s student rock band No<br />

Sleep at Work.<br />

Mayor Brownsaid it was awesometosee<br />

thelocal talent on stagesowellreceived<br />

by the big and happycrowd. MC forthe<br />

night wasPeter Mac, from Hokonui.<br />

“Thanks also to the crew from the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Event Centrefor their lightand<br />

soundskills, and to Santaand his elves for<br />

Kelvin Holmes -Methven CommunityBoard<br />

We'reproud of our patch, so<br />

come visit us in paradise<br />

TheMethven Community Board<br />

held itsfinalmeetingfor <strong>2023</strong><br />

this week,soit’stimelytolook<br />

forwardtothe festiveseason and<br />

sayHappyHolidays everyone.<br />

Methven is the centreofour world<br />

and those who live here areproud of<br />

their town and work hardtomake it<br />

an attractiveplace, whetherthat is<br />

volunteering time andskills, or building<br />

abusiness thatprovidesgoods and<br />

services thatare needed.<br />

Our patchisapopularplace in winter<br />

andsummer, and it’sgood to see<br />

visitor numbersbuilding again. Some<br />

might be temptedtotakethe inland<br />

routebecause of aCouncil promotion<br />

thatisall oversocial media at the<br />

moment,inviting visitors to explore our<br />

space–whether theywant to soak in<br />

hotpools or find an adrenalin fix on a<br />

mountainbike!<br />

Some will be visiting familyand they<br />

will see howMethven has changedand<br />

making aspecial trip.”<br />

Food trucks were parked onEastStreet<br />

a shortdistanceawayand cateredtoa<br />

steady flow of dinersenjoyingthe festive<br />

occasion, andacraftactivity stationrun<br />

bythe Mid Canterbury Children'sDay<br />

Trustalso had lots of visitors.<br />

Mayor Brownsaid he hoped thatpeople<br />

left the free communityevent feeling<br />

good aboutthe festiveseasonahead.<br />

“Wespend alot of thesummer working<br />

onour roads, waterand waste, so it was<br />

nice to be able to do something really fun<br />

forthe community and spreadsomefree,<br />

Christmas cheer.”<br />

Council is also hostingafreeoutdoor<br />

screening of the Christmas movie Arthur<br />

Christmas in the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain<br />

picnicground,offElizabeth and Grigg<br />

Streets,onSaturday 9December, with the<br />

venue open from 6pm.<br />

grown, and hasanexciting future.<br />

The communityboardhas an important<br />

role to play in makingsureMethven<br />

has theinfrastructure to cope with that<br />

growth androadcones around the town<br />

mean that work is in progress, whether<br />

it is waterpipesbeing renewedornew<br />

footpaths laid.<br />

Nowitagood timetotell Councilthe<br />

value of our communityboard as there<br />

isarepresentation reviewunder way.<br />

The reviewisasking people to be vocal<br />

about howtheywishtoberepresented<br />

locally, aheadofthe nextlocal<br />

government elections in 2025.<br />

The reviewincludes topics such as the<br />

number of local councillors, wards,<br />

Maorirepresentation and boundaries<br />

forthe Methven CommunityBoard.<br />

The communityboard will be making<br />

its ownsubmissions on the review, and<br />

we think thereismuch to be gained<br />

from theboard’s continuedexistence<br />

–Iencourageyou to makeyourown<br />

thoughts<br />

known ina<br />

survey that is<br />

open until 17 December.<br />

It’sachallenging job at times –wemust<br />

meet high public expectationswhile<br />

delivering servicesinanefficient way<br />

and keeping rateslow.Our community<br />

boardisanimportant linktoCouncil<br />

and helps inform theirdecisions on the<br />

issues thatmattertous.<br />

Likedrinking water. It wasa<br />

monumental occasion to see Methven’s<br />

newwater membrane plant up and<br />

running earlier this year –thatmeans<br />

theend ofboil waternotices when the<br />

river is in flood –and twonew reservoirs<br />

will help managepeakdemand in<br />

summer andwinter.<br />

Enjoythe holidays! Comeupthe road<br />

and visit us.<br />

Thursday,<strong>30</strong><strong>November</strong><strong>2023</strong> | ISSUE 157<br />

SHORT<br />

AND<br />

SWEET<br />

SANTAPARADE<br />

Walnut Avenue willbeclosed from<br />

State Highway 1toOak Grove from<br />

10am-2pm this Saturdayfor the<br />

Santaparade. Part of Creek Road<br />

will also be closed. Theparade<br />

is scheduled to start at 12.<strong>30</strong>pm,<br />

with the closure at 10am allowing<br />

the floatstobeset up on Walnut<br />

Avenue. The parade will begin at<br />

OakGrove and head east along<br />

the avenue, doing aU-turn before<br />

the traffic lightsand heading back<br />

to Oak Grove.Christmas-themed<br />

floatswill laterpark in the domain<br />

forphotographs.<br />

BIODIVERSITYPLAN<br />

Councilstaffare analysing about<br />

60 submissions received on its<br />

draft Biodiversity Strategy by the<br />

deadline last Sunday.The strategy<br />

is about protecting and enhancing<br />

our natural environment,and<br />

whatwecan all do to makethat<br />

happen. Councillors will hear from<br />

submitters at ahearing on Thursday<br />

14 December,beforedeciding on<br />

the final form of the document.<br />

LEAK LISTENERS<br />

Councilcontractors have been<br />

pounding the pavements at<br />

Tinwald overthe past fewweeks,<br />

using special equipment to listen<br />

forwaterleaks. The work is part<br />

of regularmonitoring of Council’s<br />

drinking waternetwork and<br />

helps find leaks in the reticulation<br />

pipes; sometimesleaks on private<br />

property arealso identified.The<br />

crew will be in actionatTinwald,<br />

Methven Hinds and Rakaia over the<br />

next four weeks,listening to about<br />

110km of pipes.<br />

GREAT SANTAHUNT<br />

The Great SantaHuntisback on<br />

at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art Galleryand<br />

Museum these schoolholidays<br />

with aspecial late night opening<br />

event on Wednesday20December<br />

... so getyour torches ready. All<br />

the lightswill be turned off for<br />

the opening huntand people will<br />

need to use their torchestofindall<br />

the sneaky Santas in their hiding<br />

spots across the facility.The Santas<br />

will be hiding all summer,from 21<br />

December to 31 January, so youcan<br />

come back when the lightsare on<br />

and look again!<br />

1 ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

Thursday, <strong>30</strong> <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong> |ISSUE 157


Proctor Park primed forplay days<br />

The new playground in Tinwald’s<br />

AshburyGrove subdivision will<br />

open forbusiness on Friday 1December,justintimefor<br />

the school<br />

holidays.<br />

The playground will be called Proctor<br />

Park,torecognise thatthe land was<br />

previouslyfarmedbythe Proctorfamily<br />

before it wasbought and subdivided for<br />

newresidential housing.<br />

The first homes in the subdivision<br />

havealready been builtand arebeing<br />

occupied, after waterand wastewater<br />

services were connected.<br />

The newplayground includes abasketball<br />

hoopand asphalt shooting arc, climbing<br />

equipment,timber steppersand aflying<br />

saucer swing set. Thereare also bench<br />

seatsand apicnic table.<br />

Group Manager of Infrastructure and<br />

Open Spaces Neil McCann said that<br />

although the playground is opening,<br />

some security fencing wouldremain<br />

onsitetoprotect the rest of thepark,<br />

which is being regrassed.<br />

Newsummer campaign to woovisitors<br />

Council’stourism promotion team<br />

has justlaunched afresh campaign<br />

to encouragevisitorstoMid Canterburyoverthe<br />

summer,and is using<br />

iconic images and videosinviting<br />

people to indulge, be activeorexploreour<br />

spaces.<br />

Twovideos havealready been released<br />

on social media, with athirddue to be<br />

released this week.The videosshow<br />

scenes and activities from around the<br />

district–the indulgetheme features the<br />

newOpukehot pools, beauty therapy,<br />

golf,fishing and the art gallery, while<br />

the exploretheme shows the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

lakes, with boating, trampingand tenting.<br />

Mayor Neil Brownsaid it wasgreat to<br />

see some of the district’sbestnatural<br />

attributes being shown in the videos.<br />

The newplayground in Ashbury Groveisready foruse from Friday.<br />

“Thereisalso some softlandscaping, like<br />

trees and shrubs, to be installed and that<br />

will happen in autumn when growing<br />

conditions aremorefavourable.<br />

“In the meantime, we encouragepeople<br />

to come down and tryout the newplay<br />

equipment,which is designed to be<br />

“It gives visitorsataste of whatthey<br />

canexpectinthe <strong>Ashburton</strong> district.<br />

We canbeasliceofparadise to relax in<br />

and enjoygreat food, or we canprovide<br />

some outdoor therapyinthe form of our<br />

durable and lastwell outdoors.”<br />

ProctorPark replaces Grove Street Park,<br />

which wasonland used to createanew<br />

road intothe subdivision – the road leads<br />

straight to the newpark,whichis2980<br />

squaremetresand three times bigger.<br />

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

“Visitors, domestic or international, help<br />

our local economy because theystay in<br />

and play in our districtand while tourism<br />

operators makealiving from them, it is up<br />

to all of us who liveheretomakevisitors<br />

feel welcome.”<br />

The campaign is being orchestrated by<br />

Council’snew districtpromotions advisor<br />

ShelleyDonnelly.Council decided earlier<br />

this year to bring visitor promotion back<br />

as an inhouse activity,afterithad been<br />

contractedout to Christchurch NZ fortwo<br />

years.<br />

The summer campaign will run until at<br />

leastthe end of Februaryand encourages<br />

people to check out experiences<br />

in Mid Canterburyvia the website<br />

midcanterburynz.com.<br />

WORKSNOTICES<br />

Lagmhor Road/SH1 Tinwald/Agnes<br />

Street – Waka Kotahi is installingtraffic<br />

lightsatthis intersection so expect<br />

traffic managementand delays over<br />

the comingmonths. The LagmhorRoad<br />

crossingwill be closed fortwo months<br />

from 25 September.<br />

WillowStreet -WillowStreetfrom<br />

Suffolk Street to BeachRoadisclosed<br />

until 21 December so contractors can<br />

install newservices to ahousing project.<br />

Detoursare in place, residents still have<br />

access.<br />

William Street -current until 21<br />

December.William Street and<br />

intersections of Kermode andDobson<br />

Streets,will be closed to undertake<br />

wastewaterupgrading. Residents will<br />

still haveaccess and detourswill be in<br />

place.<br />

Elizabeth Street (hospital end) -<br />

current.New waterand wastewaterpipes<br />

arebeinginstalledinthis area andsome<br />

roads aretemporarily closed.Elizabeth<br />

Street,between Grigg and Walker, is<br />

currentlyone-way (westtoeast) and no<br />

street parking is available on this section.<br />

Access to <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital remains;<br />

residentaccess remains.<br />

Thompsons Track -current to 21<br />

December.ThompsonsTrack,between<br />

Braemar andPole Road, will be closed<br />

forroadrehabilitation. Detour in place;<br />

residentaccess available.<br />

Elizabeth Street -current to 12<br />

December.Elizabeth Street,between<br />

Cross andAllison Streets,isclosedfor<br />

the first stageofawastewaterupgrade.<br />

Detour in place; no entryfromBaker<br />

Street.Residentaccess remains.<br />

Kermode Street -from<strong>30</strong>October to<br />

8December.Kermode Street,between<br />

Mona Squareand EastStreet, is closed<br />

forawastewaterupgrade.<br />

CameronStreet -Cameron Street<br />

(betweenSH1 and Park Street)isclosed<br />

until 21 December,while wastewater<br />

pipes arereplaced.<br />

Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road<br />

- current until 20 December.Tinwald<br />

Westerfield Mayfield Road is closed<br />

between Westerfield School Road<br />

andValetta WesterfieldRoadwhile<br />

contractors carryout road rehabilitation.<br />

Detoursare available.<br />

Family<br />

MovieNight<br />

An outdoor screening of<br />

Arthur Christmas, acomedy<br />

for the whole family!<br />

Sat 9 Dec from 6pm<br />

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

Proudly supported by<br />

CHRISTMAS<br />

FESTIVAL<br />

COUNCILMEETINGS<br />

Meetings areatCouncil Chambers,<br />

137 Havelock Street,unless specified.<br />

Meeting agendas areonline at<br />

ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

Road SafetyCo-ordianting Committee,<br />

Tuesday 5December,9.<strong>30</strong>am<br />

Council Meeting, Wednesday 6<br />

December,1pm<br />

BiodiversityStrategyhearings,<br />

Thursday 14 December,9am<br />

Council Meeting, Wednesday 20<br />

December,1pm<br />

Forthe latest Council<br />

news, visit our website<br />

ashburtondc.govt.nz/<br />

latestnews<br />

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Mon, Tue, Wed &Fri 8.<strong>30</strong>am -5pm<br />

Thursday 9am -5pm<br />

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Mon -Fri 9am -8pm<br />

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

EA NETWORKSCENTRE<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Nutrition adviceworkshops for children<br />

BY JOHN PENEYCAD<br />

Ifyou are struggling to find the<br />

best balanced diet for your<br />

child, Methven nutritionist<br />

Vera Prazak has some advice.<br />

The 38­year­oldisrunning a<br />

series of two­hour Raising an<br />

Intuitive Eater interactive<br />

workshops for parents looking<br />

to improve the diet of their<br />

children. The last one was in<br />

Methven on <strong>November</strong> 12,<br />

while the next will be in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> on December 1.<br />

Originally from Czech<br />

Republic, Prazak undertook<br />

her postgraduate nutritionist<br />

studies in intuitive eating and<br />

eatingbehaviour therapy.<br />

From workshops held to<br />

date, she had been encouraged<br />

and delighted by the feedback<br />

she received.<br />

Parents shared their own<br />

experiences with food and how<br />

they wanted to instil good<br />

habitsintheir children.<br />

Prazak said the workshops<br />

were not designed to give<br />

parents alecture on right and<br />

wrong, but rather to take the<br />

pressure off the thinking they<br />

always have to get it right.<br />

Attendance numbers are<br />

kept fairlysmall to ensure the<br />

sessions maintain alevel of<br />

INTUITIVE:Methven nutritionist Vera Prazak is running aseries of workshops to help parents instil<br />

good eating habits in their children.<br />

PHOTO BILL IRWIN.<br />

intimacy, encouraging<br />

participants to share their<br />

stories.<br />

“There is way too much<br />

information out there which<br />

may or may not workfor<br />

someone, by sharing similar<br />

problems we can find a<br />

solution that helps everyone<br />

and put into aperspective you<br />

may never have thought about<br />

before,’’ she said.<br />

She had arange of tips for<br />

parents wanting their children<br />

to develop healthy and positive<br />

relationships with food. These<br />

included:<br />

­Talking about food in a<br />

❛There is way too<br />

much information out<br />

there which may or<br />

may not work for<br />

someone, by sharing<br />

similar problems we<br />

can find asolution.❜<br />

—Vera Prazak<br />

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members have been using their<br />

imaginations while Christmas<br />

shopping recently.<br />

Between them, they have<br />

bought and wrapped presents<br />

for 39 children they do not<br />

know. The children are aligned<br />

with the Grandparents Raising<br />

Grandchildren support group<br />

in Mid Canterbury.<br />

Inner Wheel member Wendy<br />

Smith said giving to the<br />

support group’s children was<br />

an annual highlight.<br />

‘‘All the women in the group<br />

who come to Inner Wheel, they<br />

just picked out aname and<br />

chose agift for that child,’’<br />

Smith said.<br />

The support group’s coordinator<br />

Karen Kilgour is<br />

herself raising her three<br />

grandchildren, aged six to<br />

nine.<br />

She said she was ‘‘blown<br />

away’’ to see the beautifully<br />

wrapped parcels dropped off<br />

to her home last week.<br />

The 39 children, aged two to<br />

16, would receivethe presents<br />

this Sunday at Grandparents<br />

Raising Grandchildren’s<br />

festivelunch in <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

‘‘It’s wonderful,’’ Kilgour<br />

said.<br />

‘‘These ladies are the best,<br />

some of these kids don’t get a<br />

lot of stuff, so it’s areally nice<br />

gesture.’’<br />

She said the number of<br />

families helped by the Mid<br />

Canterbury support group had<br />

climbed from about 15 when<br />

she began in her role five years<br />

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expertise on any given search.<br />

‘‘It’s always quite satisfying<br />

when you are able to do what you<br />

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said, referring to the successful Mt<br />

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last.<br />

Bowden added training was a<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Cavendish Chambers coming down<br />

BY JONATHAN LEASK<br />

Local democracy reporter<br />

The demolition of an 87­yearold<br />

building is under way to<br />

make way for acar park.<br />

The red brick building at 255<br />

Havelock Street is being torn<br />

downand will be replaced with<br />

car parks for Te Whare<br />

Whakatere, <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s new<br />

library and civic centre.<br />

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

chief executive Hamish Riach<br />

said the demolition of the<br />

earthquake­prone Cavendish<br />

Chamber building began at the<br />

end of October, starting with<br />

asbestosremoval.<br />

The contractor has been<br />

workingtosalvagefittings and<br />

fixtures from the interior of the<br />

building for recycling.<br />

“When the contractor is<br />

ready to bring the building<br />

down it will happen fairly<br />

quickly.”<br />

Once the rubble is cleared<br />

the site will become acar park<br />

for visitors, and is anticipated<br />

to be completed by the end of<br />

January.<br />

“The public car park was<br />

scheduled to be completed by<br />

January 31 and remains on<br />

track to meet the original date.”<br />

Council staff are still set to<br />

move in and operate from the<br />

new building from December<br />

18, but due to construction<br />

delays, the library opening has<br />

been pushed back to January<br />

22.<br />

Out the front of Te Whare<br />

Whakatere, the $2.45m<br />

revitalisation of Baring<br />

Square East is on track to be<br />

completed by the end of the<br />

year, Riach said.<br />

As part of the revamp,some<br />

of the existing features have<br />

had afacelift.<br />

❛The public car park<br />

was scheduled to be<br />

completed by<br />

January 31 and<br />

remains on track to<br />

meet the original<br />

date.❜<br />

—Hamish Riach<br />

The arbors, dubbed the<br />

‘whalebones', which were<br />

installed when the square was<br />

last redeveloped to mark<br />

centenarycelebrationsfor the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Borough in 1978,<br />

have had adeep clean.<br />

Community consultation in<br />

2020 around the square’s<br />

renovation split public<br />

opinion on the retention of the<br />

precast concrete archway<br />

arbors.<br />

Infrastructureand open<br />

spaces groupmanager Neil<br />

McCann said the council<br />

decided to keep them, but four<br />

of the original arbors have<br />

been removed.<br />

“One was taken down in 2019<br />

because it was structurally<br />

unsound and we took down<br />

three moretobalance the<br />

squareduring this current<br />

redevelopment.”<br />

The central water feature,<br />

founding father John Grigg<br />

statue, the Frontiersman<br />

Memorial, and Lew Summers'<br />

‘love sculpture’ all remain in<br />

place.<br />

The Boer War Memorial,<br />

installed in 1903 and moved a<br />

few metersinthe 1978<br />

remodel, was moved to Baring<br />

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Sandbags are certainly useful, but<br />

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effective when used in advance of an<br />

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are effective at directing water away<br />

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rather than keeping it out<br />

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When an emergency happens, Civil<br />

Defence,Council and emergency<br />

serviceswill be focused on<br />

preserving life and protecting key<br />

infrastructure such as roads, water<br />

and sewage. It’s unlikely we'll be able<br />

to assist with sandbagging individual<br />

properties.<br />

It’s the responsibility of property<br />

owners to take appropriate action to<br />

protect their property from flooding,<br />

and at the risk of sounding like a<br />

broken record, being prepared<br />

before an emergency happens is key.<br />

So, what are your options?<br />

Sandbags are widely available for<br />

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BE PREPARED:Inaflooding emergency sandbags can help divert water<br />

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polypropylene sandbags which can<br />

be found in packs of 10 and cost less<br />

than $2 each bag. These come packed<br />

flat and will need to be filled before<br />

use.<br />

Another option is sandless flood<br />

barriers which can be found locally at<br />

Mitre 10. These are filled with a<br />

powder that swells when wet. They’re<br />

abit pricier but come withthe<br />

convenience of not needing to be<br />

filled before use.<br />

Both types can be reused if dried<br />

and stored properly, but wet sandbags<br />

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plastic rubbish bags, or any other bag<br />

that will help to keep the fill together.<br />

Well­fastened PVC sheeting can help<br />

provide flood protection to doorways.<br />

Fill sandbags with sand if possible, or<br />

heavy garden soil. Avoid rocky soil as<br />

that will let water through easily.<br />

Civil Defence does not have astock<br />

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we may make sandbag stations<br />

available through local contractors,<br />

such as <strong>Ashburton</strong> Contract Limited<br />

(ACL). In these cases, be prepared to<br />

fill and transport your own bags, and<br />

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<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Visionary leadership part of celebration<br />

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Visionaryleadership and<br />

generous contributions have<br />

been the driving force behind<br />

the development and growth of<br />

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the initiative’s programme coordinator.<br />

Helen Breech was speaking<br />

to tutors and special guests<br />

gathered at Brantwood at<br />

Trott’s Garden for an end of<br />

year luncheon celebration.<br />

It was also the 10th<br />

anniversary of the initiative,<br />

which has literacy tutors<br />

workingwith students in Mid<br />

Canterbury schools.<br />

‘‘(This) belief in the power of<br />

literacy as acatalyst for change<br />

has transformed lives and laid<br />

the foundation for abrighter<br />

future in our community,’’<br />

Breech said.<br />

Among the guests were<br />

Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong> 2013<br />

trustees, donors, tutors, and<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Learning Centre<br />

manager Mary Philip.<br />

The gathering not only<br />

marked adecade of dedication,<br />

but was to show gratitude to<br />

those whose unwavering<br />

support had been the backbone<br />

of the initiative’s success,<br />

Breech said.<br />

It started in 2013 with three<br />

trial schoolsand asmall<br />

student group.<br />

It has since expanded to<br />

include 19 Mid Canterbury<br />

schools, supporting about200<br />

POWER OF LITERACY: Boost programme co­ordinator Helen<br />

Breech (left) celebratesthe initiative’s 10 years with <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Learning Centre manager Mary Philip, Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong> 2013<br />

trustee Elizabeth Ashford, Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong> executive officer<br />

Carolyn Clough and donor Merle Cooney.<br />

primary­aged students each<br />

year who need extra literacy<br />

tuition to help them succeed.<br />

The growth highlights the<br />

programme’s increasing impact<br />

and reachwithin the<br />

community, Breech said.<br />

She extended a‘‘heartfelt<br />

appreciation’’ to Advance<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> and Mackenzie<br />

Charitable Foundation<br />

trustees, donors and executive<br />

officers of 2013 through to now.<br />

Special mention was given to<br />

Advance <strong>Ashburton</strong> 2013<br />

trustees Mary Ross, Trevor<br />

Croy, Gary Fail, Angus McKay,<br />

Anne Fleming, Kevin Geddes,<br />

Phil McKendry and thenexecutive<br />

officer Margaret<br />

Rickard. Donors Merle Cooney,<br />

Jeanette Sinclair, Nikki<br />

Crosbie,Bob and AlanJohnson,<br />

Nic Baxter (Lismore<br />

BOOSTUP: Methven Primary School Boost tutors (from left) Lynn<br />

Murray, Sheryl Mabey and Wendy Crews were among those<br />

celebrating 10 years of Boost Literacy during an end of year<br />

celebration at Brantwood at Trott’s Garden.<br />

Community Fund), and Graham<br />

and Lorna Robertson.<br />

As well as former Boost coordinator<br />

Judith Sommerville,<br />

Angela Muckle and Linda<br />

Bullock.<br />

Volunteer tutors Cath Gill<br />

and Charles Jaine were also<br />

acknowledged for their service<br />

since the start of the<br />

programme.<br />

The success of the<br />

programme was acredit to the<br />

dedication and expertise of the<br />

many Boost volunteer tutors,<br />

Breech said.<br />

‘‘(Their) commitment to<br />

improving literacy has had a<br />

profound impact on many<br />

children that have benefited<br />

from the initiative.<br />

‘‘It is your selflessness and<br />

dedication that truly make<br />

Boost abeacon of hope and<br />

opportunity.’’<br />

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RURAL<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

23<br />

Ruralco: challenging year for farming<br />

It’s been achallenging<br />

financial year for agriculture,<br />

and it’s having aknock on effect<br />

with Ruralco Group reporting a<br />

$2.1m loss for the <strong>2023</strong> financial<br />

year.<br />

It was reported at last week’s<br />

60th annual general meeting.<br />

Ruralco Board chair Sir<br />

David Carter said the cooperative,<br />

which serviced the<br />

rural community, was ‘‘closely<br />

intertwined’’ with farmers’<br />

businesses.<br />

‘‘We have been heartened by<br />

your support despite the<br />

difficult times we have all faced<br />

with rising costs and the<br />

economic downturn putting<br />

pressure on our budgets and<br />

reducing overall margins,” he<br />

said.<br />

‘‘Like many organisations<br />

servicing the rural community<br />

we have also been impacted by<br />

rising interest rates, high<br />

inflation and input costs, and<br />

bad debt, while also remaining<br />

committed to ongoing projects<br />

necessary for the long term<br />

viability of the business.<br />

‘‘Our challenge has been to<br />

respond and adjust to these<br />

changes and commitments,<br />

resulting in our business<br />

moving from agrowth strategy<br />

to amore consolidated<br />

approach which has seen<br />

Ruralco consider all costs<br />

wherever necessary.’’<br />

The group turnover this year<br />

DIRECTORS: New Ruralco directors David Barron and Kate<br />

Beaumont­Smith have been welcomed to the board at the cooperative’s<br />

recent annual general meeting.<br />

was $293.3 million compared to<br />

$279.1 million last year. Gross<br />

profit was $12 million, the same<br />

as last year, while group equity<br />

at the end of the <strong>2023</strong> financial<br />

year was $15.2 million<br />

compared to last year’s $17.3<br />

million.<br />

“Despite this financial result,<br />

Ruralco’s business model<br />

remains robust and<br />

competitive,” Carter said.<br />

There was strong support<br />

shown by members of the cooperative,<br />

especially at flagship<br />

events such as Ruralco’s Instore<br />

Days which once again drew<br />

large crowds, matching pre­covid<br />

levels.<br />

“We were delighted by the<br />

positive response to this event<br />

given the economic climate.<br />

Next year the event will<br />

celebrate its <strong>30</strong>th anniversary.<br />

As Ruralco celebrates its 60th<br />

anniversary, its commitment to<br />

the rural community remains<br />

strong.<br />

“We are committed to the rural<br />

sector and your success. We are<br />

CLOSE LINK: Ruralco Board chair Sir David Carter (left) with chief<br />

executive Tony Aitken, said the co­operative, which serviced the<br />

rural community, was ‘‘closely intertwined’’ with farmers’<br />

businesses.<br />

interdependent and recognise<br />

that your success is also our<br />

success. To that end, we will<br />

continue to deliver on our<br />

promises and stay true to our<br />

core values.”<br />

During the meeting Carter<br />

retired by rotation but was<br />

available for re­election,<br />

securing his spot, and two new<br />

directors were welcomed to the<br />

board unopposed; Kate<br />

Beaumont­Smith and David<br />

Barron.<br />

Beaumont­Smith is aMid<br />

Canterbury dairy farmer who has<br />

been contract milking for the last<br />

four seasons and was formerly a<br />

lawyer locally, and in England<br />

and Wales; and Barron is the<br />

current managing director of IT<br />

consulting and services business,<br />

Nectar Group Limited, based in<br />

Christchurch and is director of<br />

farming enterprises, Tallarook<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Pōwhiripublic workshop<br />

BY JOHN PENEYCAD<br />

A first­of­its­kind event will be coming<br />

to <strong>Ashburton</strong> on December 9.<br />

Experience aCulturalCompetency<br />

workshop and atraditional Māori<br />

welcome pōwhiri will be held in the<br />

town.<br />

The organisations behind the event,<br />

Te Huka Tai Trust, Keep Learning<br />

Mid Canterbury and Hakatere<br />

Multicultural Council came together<br />

as they were aware that some people<br />

may be reluctant to go to the marae or<br />

pōwhiri.<br />

There is athought people may not<br />

know what to do or feel they might do<br />

the wrong thing. So, the organisers<br />

wanted to create an event where<br />

people could ask questions, learn<br />

what happens at a pōwhiri, find out<br />

what to do and what is expected of a<br />

person.<br />

The day is aimed at migrants,<br />

people who are new to New Zealand,<br />

as well as Kiwis or someone who may<br />

not have had the experienceorare<br />

just curious, but all are welcome to<br />

attend.<br />

The day will start with the workshop<br />

at Community House, and there will<br />

be adiscussion about all the details,<br />

with any questions answered by the<br />

facilitator, Michelle Brett, who is<br />

chair of the Haketere Marae.<br />

From there all the people will head<br />

across to the Hakatere Marae for the<br />

pōwhiri. This will be followed by<br />

lunch and finallyending with arecap<br />

or quiz to help with learning.<br />

Learning Mid Canterburycoordinator<br />

Kate White said she hoped<br />

for agood turnout and was confident it<br />

Hakatere Marae will be the base for learning about pōwhiri next month.<br />

would be an educational experience<br />

for all involved.<br />

“A few organisations have come<br />

together to make it happen as we feel<br />

it is important for alot of people. It’s<br />

about breaking down barriers,’’ White<br />

said.<br />

“I hope next year we can run<br />

something about Tangihanga, to<br />

likewise educate people who are<br />

again interested.’’<br />

Experience aCultural<br />

Competency workshop and a pōwhiri<br />

is at Community HouseonCass St<br />

December9from 10am, followed by a<br />

pōwhiri at the Hakatere Marae on the<br />

outskirtsof<strong>Ashburton</strong>, concluding at<br />

2pm. The event costs $20 which<br />

includes lunch.<br />

Registration closes on Wednesday.<br />

See events.humanitix.com/p­whiriexplained­and­experienced<br />

for<br />

tickets.<br />

WATER SOURCE LEARNINGS<br />

Teaching children where water comes from<br />

and how to preserve it is among the term 4<br />

topics being taught by Eco Educate in schools,<br />

the programme’s co­ordinator Anthea Moore<br />

says.<br />

Eco Educate offers education, help and<br />

support with arange of environmental<br />

initiatives including garden workshops,<br />

sustainability, compost, Bokashi, worm farms,<br />

recycling and waste rethinking.<br />

Moore, of <strong>Ashburton</strong>, said there were a<br />

range of programmes being discussed in the<br />

district’s schools this term, and into the new<br />

year.<br />

‘‘We are still into schools for term 4and<br />

preschools as well talking about recycling,<br />

worm farming, the water cycle to let children<br />

know where water comes from and how to<br />

preserve it.’’<br />

In the January school holidays educators<br />

will also be working with the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Public<br />

Library ­intheir new facility Te Whare<br />

Whakatere at Baring Square East ­and other<br />

organisations on combined programmes.<br />

Moore has been making mini worm farms<br />

and giving out free seeds, seed potatoes and<br />

recipes to promote no food waste to people<br />

young and old.<br />

Eco Educate educator Anthea Moore.<br />

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Saturday 9December<br />

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Bring your chairsand blankets,and come dressed<br />

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We'll bring the treats!<br />

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movie starting at 7pm.<br />

We'll haveplenty of free popcorn, kindlysupplied<br />

by Regent Cinema, and there will also be food<br />

vendorswith coffeeand lots moreyummy treats<br />

available to buy.<br />

Howtofind us.<br />

Entrytothe <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain Picnic Ground is<br />

from the corner of Elizabeth andGrigg Streets.<br />

Plenty of parking is available on the surrounding<br />

streets.<br />

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

NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Security concerns, depot closed to public<br />

BY JONATHAN LEASK<br />

Local democracy reporter<br />

Security concerns have led<br />

Environment Canterbury to<br />

officially shut its doors to the<br />

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

Environment Canterbury<br />

(Ecan) has advised the public<br />

that “due to building<br />

requirements”, public access to<br />

the McNally St site, and any<br />

meetings with staff, will be by<br />

appointment only.<br />

Corporate and public transport<br />

services director Giles Southwell<br />

said issues arose as the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> site is not an office,<br />

and was never supposed to<br />

operate as one.<br />

“Our <strong>Ashburton</strong> location on<br />

McNally St is aworking depot<br />

which has never been formally<br />

open to the public.<br />

“Due to this, there are no<br />

designated customer advisory or<br />

reception kaimahi [staff] based<br />

there.<br />

‘‘[The messaging] is simply to<br />

provide restrictions on people<br />

walking inoff the street<br />

unannounced –and by asking<br />

them to make an appointment.”<br />

Acouncil spokesperson said<br />

the change was not caused by an<br />

isolated security incident, but a<br />

recent test of security<br />

procedures.<br />

‘‘We were not happy with our<br />

internal findings. Areview is now<br />

under way looking into the longterm<br />

office access and security<br />

needs of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> depot.”<br />

All customer queries need to<br />

first go throughthe advisor team<br />

which requires ringing the<br />

central 0800 phone line.<br />

Southwell said the byappointment<br />

process will<br />

“improve our customer service to<br />

our ratepayers, ensuring any<br />

queries can be handled<br />

appropriately and efficiently”.<br />

Ecan’s main office and council<br />

chamber is in central<br />

Christchurch, and it also has<br />

offices in Kaikōura and Timaru.<br />

There are 10 permanent staff<br />

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

depot, including rivers, zone<br />

delivery, biosecurity<br />

/biodiversity, science, and land<br />

and management advisors.<br />

Councillor Ian Mackenzie said<br />

Ecan had been in negotiations<br />

with the district council around<br />

having staff based in Te Whare<br />

Whakatere.<br />

District council chief executive<br />

Hamish Riach confirmed there<br />

had been discussion, “but<br />

ultimately they decided they<br />

didn’t wish to do so”.<br />

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BRIDGE ACCIDENTS<br />

Avehicle crashed into the side of the Rakaia River<br />

Bridge last weekend, causing major traffic issues for<br />

those travellingonState Highway 1.<br />

It was the second time in two weeks an accident<br />

on the bridge had caused delays for motorists.<br />

Apolice spokesmansaid last weekend’s crash<br />

happened at about 11.10am.<br />

Both lanes of the bridge were closed for about two<br />

hours.<br />

The only otherroute across the Rakaia River is the<br />

bridge at Rakaia Gorge,near Mt Hutt. It is a<br />

<strong>30</strong>-minute drive away. That bridge includes aone<br />

lane-portion, further slowingtraffic.<br />

The bridge reopened shortly after 1pm under stop/<br />

go management, but significant delays remained.<br />

NOTICE GIVEN<br />

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has put Te<br />

Whatu Ora on notice.Their collective agreement,<br />

ratified in August by members of the organisation<br />

who work for Te Whatu Ora, will expire in less than<br />

ayear. NZNO chief executive Paul Goulter said<br />

members are committed to continuingpressure for<br />

the nursing workforce to be valued, specifically<br />

around issues such as nurse-to-patient ratios, safe<br />

staffinglevels, health and safety at work and<br />

meaningfulpay, and pay rises. Member meetings<br />

are being held nationwidetoput the new<br />

government and Te Whatu Ora on notice that it must<br />

increase fundingtothe health sector and fix the<br />

nursingshortage, he said. He said the new<br />

government planned to release amini-Budget in<br />

December that will shape public spendingfor the<br />

next three years, and health needed to top the list of<br />

government spendingpriorities.<br />

SMOKEFREE KICK<br />

Health professionals are urging government to reconsider<br />

changes to smoking and vapinglegislation<br />

after hearing of its plans to axe laws put in place to<br />

protect the health of New Zealanders. Respiratory<br />

and cardiology clinicians from the Asthma and<br />

Respiratory Foundation NZ, Thoracic Society of<br />

Australia and New Zealand and the CardiacSociety<br />

of Australia and NZ are deeply concerned about the<br />

coalition’s intentions to revoke legislation banning<br />

the sale of cigarettes to future generations, reducing<br />

nicotine levels and limiting the number of tobacco<br />

retailers. Health CoalitionAotearoa has also<br />

expressed its disappointment. CA Foundation<br />

medicaldirector Dr James Fingleton said he was<br />

extremely worried about the direction the new<br />

coalitionwas taking when it came to lung health. ‘‘If<br />

they were to proceed with the repeals, it would be a<br />

massive step back in respiratory health for Aotearoa.<br />

This move not only undermines the progress we, as<br />

acountry, were makinginsafeguardingthe<br />

respiratory health of our New Zealanders, but also<br />

places aheavierburden on our healthcare system.’’<br />

FISH FINE<br />

CentralSouth Island Fish &Game have successfully<br />

prosecutedanangler who flouted the law while<br />

fishing at the Pūkaki Canalnear Twizel in May.<br />

Shane William Pritchard of Milton appeared in the<br />

Timaru District Court last week, facing charges of<br />

fishing without asports fishing licence and<br />

obstructingaFish &Game ranger. Pritchard was<br />

convicted on both charges and ordered to pay $15<strong>30</strong><br />

in fines and costs. Pritchard refused to hand over his<br />

fishing rod to the ranger for seizure upon demand<br />

and, in doing so, committed obstruction. Central<br />

South Island Compliance co-ordinatorHamish<br />

Stevens said asports fishing licence costs $24 per<br />

day for an adult, ‘‘a much cheaper and sensible<br />

option’’ than gettingcaughtflouting the law.


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

29<br />

Pair selected for netball camps<br />

FLYRIDE DELAY<br />

BY DAVID HILL<br />

Local democracy reporter<br />

Two Mid Cantabrians have<br />

been chosen to attend aNew<br />

Zealand secondary school<br />

netball development camp<br />

early next year in <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

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

Makeleta Ula and Mount Hutt<br />

College’sRebekah Kalweit will<br />

be among the cream of New<br />

Zealand’s secondary school<br />

netball talent who converging<br />

on <strong>Ashburton</strong> from January 19<br />

to 21.<br />

Both Ula and Kalweit played<br />

in the Mid Canterbury Netball<br />

ACLpremier 1competition in<br />

<strong>2023</strong>, with Ula playing for<br />

College Aand Kalweit for<br />

Methven Wareings A.<br />

Both were also members of<br />

the Mid Canterbury U16A rep<br />

team in <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Mid Canterbury Netball<br />

centre manager Erin Tasker<br />

said the last Mid Canterbury<br />

player to attend the national<br />

camps was Mia Pearson in 2020<br />

when there was just one camp<br />

held nationally.<br />

Since that change the EA<br />

Networks Centre in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

has played host to the Southern<br />

camp each year.<br />

She said it was great that<br />

Netball NZ kept coming back,<br />

and acredit to the council­run<br />

facility.<br />

“And now, in 2024, to have<br />

two of our own players included<br />

in this camp having been<br />

identified as some of the most<br />

promising players within the<br />

Mainland Zone, is so exciting,”<br />

Tasker said.<br />

Netball NZ will host three<br />

national development camps in<br />

January; the other two are in<br />

Makeleta Ula (with the ball).<br />

Auckland and Hastings.<br />

Ula and Kalweit were<br />

identified at aregional<br />

development day in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

in October, and put forward for<br />

an advanced day for players<br />

from the Mainland Zone. They<br />

were then nominated to attend<br />

the national development<br />

camps.<br />

Afinal list of 90 players to<br />

attend the camps was released<br />

last week.<br />

New Zealand pathway<br />

programmes manager Nicky<br />

Cattermoul said it was areally<br />

Rebekah Kalweit.<br />

important component of the<br />

pathway process for these<br />

young players,’’<br />

‘‘Over each of the three­day<br />

camps, players will undergo a<br />

series of movement<br />

competency screenings, fitness<br />

testing, skill sessions, positionspecific<br />

sessions and match<br />

play.<br />

‘‘The aim of the camp to is<br />

educate, grow and challenge, to<br />

help improve individual<br />

skillsets, but also for players to<br />

gain an understanding of the<br />

expectations to be a<br />

performance netballer.’’<br />

The camp will be led by New<br />

Zealand Secondary Schools<br />

head coach Pelesa Semu and<br />

assistant coach Jo Morrison,<br />

assisted by the Synergy Hair<br />

National League head coaches<br />

Ripeka Pirie (Northern<br />

Marvels), Michelle Parsons<br />

(Northern Comets), Te Aroha<br />

Keenan (WaiBOP), Ngamara<br />

Milner­Olsen (Central Manawa),<br />

Geni Ah Tong (Mainland) and<br />

Abbey McKenzie (Southern<br />

Blast) with support from Netball<br />

Smart staff.<br />

The fate of the proposed<br />

flyride in Hanmer Springs<br />

will not be known until next<br />

year. AnEnvironment Court<br />

hearing scheduled to start<br />

this month did not go ahead<br />

due to illness. It has now been<br />

rescheduled until 2024, but no<br />

date has been set.<br />

Aconsent was granted to the<br />

Hanmer Springs Thermal<br />

Pools and Spa by aHurunui<br />

District Council­appointed<br />

commissioner last year.<br />

The resource consent<br />

application was to install and<br />

operate agravity­based<br />

recreation activity at Conical<br />

Hill Reserve.<br />

But it was appealed to the<br />

Environment Court by The<br />

Friends of Conical Hill<br />

Incorporated, with ahearing<br />

held in February.<br />

During the consent process,<br />

submitters opposed to the<br />

Flyride said it would have a<br />

visual impact on the<br />

recreation character,<br />

biodiversity and horse trails<br />

of the area. Concerns were<br />

also raised about parking,<br />

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<strong>30</strong> <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

FEATURE<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

International Volunteer Day <strong>2023</strong><br />

5Dec <strong>2023</strong> / #IVDAY<strong>2023</strong><br />

2634110<br />

Volunteervalue recognised<br />

The<strong>Ashburton</strong> Rotary Club<br />

values the support and dedication from all our<br />

volunteers who make our community projects like<br />

the annual Bookaramaevent possible.<br />

We could not manage to continue with our<br />

involvement in many of these community projects<br />

without their support.<br />

We wouldalsowelcomethe support of more people<br />

to ensuretheseprojectscancontinue.<br />

If youoranyoneyou know would like to be part<br />

of such projects and joining Rotary,<br />

we’d love to have you.<br />

Formoreinformation,pleasecallDavid on<br />

<strong>30</strong>8 9991 or 0274716661<br />

When natural disasters<br />

strike, volunteers help<br />

our community get<br />

through & recover.<br />

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International Volunteering Day will<br />

see the volunteering efforts of some<br />

of the many district’s volunteers<br />

recognised next week as aspecial<br />

‘Big Shout Out’ to markthe<br />

Coronation of King Charles III.<br />

At the time of the King’s coronation<br />

in May Kiwis wereencouraged to<br />

‘shout out’ their local volunteers,<br />

either in person or via social media.<br />

Then­Minister for the Community<br />

and Voluntary Sector Priyanca<br />

Radhakrishnan said events around<br />

New Zealand reflected the<br />

Coronation themes of commitment to<br />

sustainability, the environment, and<br />

to the efforts of volunteers.<br />

Volunteering Mid &South<br />

Canterburyorganised, in<br />

St Vincent de Paul<br />

Appreciates, respects and<br />

thanks all our volunteers<br />

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84 Victoria Street, The Triangle,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

partnership with <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Community Conservation Trust and<br />

HakatereMarae, events to mark the<br />

King’s coronation including three<br />

community plantings.<br />

After the coronation 17 volunteer<br />

centre’s werecontacted and invited<br />

to hold an event called the Big Shout<br />

Out as acelebration and thank you to<br />

volunteers.<br />

“We all know people who<br />

generously give their time, energy<br />

and expertise to causes they believe<br />

in. The Big Shout Out will be about<br />

recognisingand thanking those<br />

volunteers doing what may<br />

sometimes seem like thankless<br />

tasks,’’ Radhakrishman said, at the<br />

time.<br />

“The reality is that they’re<br />

the backbone of our society ...<br />

90 per cent of our community<br />

organisations are entirely<br />

volunteer run.<br />

“We know that around 50<br />

per cent of Kiwis volunteer<br />

in some way, shape or form.<br />

Their efforts can range from<br />

being first responders in<br />

emergencies, working to<br />

conserve the environment, or<br />

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tosupport individuals and families<br />

who are struggling.<br />

“The Big Shout Out is an excellent<br />

opportunity to show how much we<br />

value our volunteers.<br />

Next week Volunteering Mid &<br />

South Canterbury haveinvited<br />

members to amorning tea and<br />

crafting event.<br />

Recent data released by<br />

Volunteering New Zealand showed<br />

9.4% of people in Canterbury<br />

volunteer whichisthe highest<br />

percentage in the South Island.<br />

While more South Islanders<br />

volunteer than North Islanders, the<br />

North Islanders volunteer more<br />

hours.<br />

More rural 58.6% people volunteer<br />

than those in major urban areas.<br />

From afour­week period of data<br />

studied 15.9 %ofpeople volunteered<br />

formally through organisations and<br />

11.8% through informal like helping a<br />

neighbour.<br />

Rurally 12.8% were involved in<br />

formal volunteer and 23.7% in small<br />

urban areas. Rural volunteers tend to<br />

stay longer in formal volunteering<br />

roles often due to fewer options being<br />

available in outlying regions.<br />

Thankyou to everyone whogives their time<br />

to Community CivilDefence Teams, Welfare<br />

Teamsand theEmergency Operations Centre!<br />

ASHBURTONDISTRICTCOUNCIL<br />

ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

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COLLECTIVE ACTION: Volunteers planting natives at the Harris<br />

Scientific Reserve for the King's coronation earlier this year.<br />

To ourwonderfulvolunteers:<br />

Thank you<br />

Youare at theheart of what we do.<br />

At Hospice MidCanterbury, we offer<br />

non-clinical support to people with a lifeliming<br />

illness, andtheir carers andwhānau.<br />

Ifyou would liketolearnmoreorjoin our team<br />

of incredible volunteers,get in touch:<br />

03 <strong>30</strong>78387 | 027 2278387<br />

manager@hospicemc.nz<br />

70 Havelock Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

www.hospicemc.nz<br />

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Thanks to allour wonderful<br />

volunteerswho are<br />

involved in many of our<br />

SaferMid Canterbury<br />

projects<br />

Your continuedsupport<br />

helps change lives<br />

If interested in learning aboutour<br />

volunteer opportunitieswithin our<br />

Family Wellbeing Programme,<br />

Rural Driving Programme or<br />

RefugeeSettlement Support Service<br />

please contactuson:<br />

Phone<strong>30</strong>8 1395<br />

oremail info@safermidcanterbury.org.nz<br />

www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz<br />

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Abig thank you<br />

to allour volunteers<br />

whosupportthe<br />

work of St John<br />

in our community<br />

• Ambulance, MIST and eventvolunteers<br />

• Health shuttle drivers<br />

• ASB St John in Schools/community educator<br />

• Youth leaders,Caring Callers<br />

• OpportunityShopVolunteers<br />

• Local support group members<br />

St John Mid CanterburyArea Committee<br />

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

NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

CLUB NEWS<br />

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

<strong>November</strong> report: This month we<br />

had our meeting and Xmas function<br />

at St. Lukes Church grounds at<br />

Hinds. President Janet welcomed<br />

everyone and we all enjoyed being<br />

able to sit outside and chat in such<br />

lovely surroundings and were so<br />

lucky having such awarm evening.<br />

Father Xmas arrived and passed<br />

out asmall gift to each of us. Lion<br />

Lillian said Grace and we enjoyeda<br />

lovely shared potluck meal in the<br />

Xmas decorated hall.<br />

President Janet inducted anew<br />

member. We welcome Rose into<br />

our club.<br />

President Janet presented Lion<br />

Janice with her Directors badge as<br />

previous Director has transferred to<br />

aChristchurch club and LionKaren,<br />

her Co-directors badge.<br />

Lion Julie reported on the “Toot<br />

for Tucker,” -another very<br />

successful community event, with<br />

about 490 boxes of food collected,<br />

sorted, packed and given to the 3<br />

community food banks.<br />

Many thanks to all those from the<br />

Club and community for their time<br />

and support.<br />

Agreat effort. Members then<br />

ventured outside to play petanque<br />

and cornhole game before packing<br />

up and heading for home. Anight of<br />

good fun and fellowship.<br />

During the month members drove<br />

clients to the Day Care centre, sold<br />

gerberas, had a“Guess who is<br />

coming to morning tea,” and will<br />

assist with Meals on Wheels in<br />

December.<br />

The club is sponsoring ayoung<br />

woman to the Lions International<br />

Youth Camp in Tauranga, late<br />

December early January. Theclub<br />

has had abusy but fun year and will<br />

meet up again in the New Year to<br />

continue our fellowship with each<br />

other and service to the community.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Electronic Organ &<br />

Keyboard Club<br />

20/11/23: Entertainment<br />

organised by the committee. Play-in<br />

by Rose –being the end of year club<br />

night, Rose played adelightful mix<br />

of tunes that got us in the mood for<br />

agreat evening’s entertainment.<br />

Thanks Rose. Ian Smith –Ian sung<br />

three lovely tunes with his ukelele,<br />

and Robyn and Suzie accompanied<br />

Ian on theirs: Carolina Moon,<br />

Dream Dream,Dream and Baby<br />

Blue. Beaut to hear some of your<br />

favourite songs Ian! Accordion<br />

group –Michael, Colin, Peter,<br />

Robin, Rose, Alison, and Suzie<br />

played accordions with Bernard on<br />

his keyboard. They playedtoe<br />

tapping tunes including You are my<br />

sunshine/Roll Out the Barrell/Who<br />

Were You with Last Night/Dilly<br />

Dally, Rock nRoll waltz and Jingle<br />

Bell Rock. Ann –being ahighly<br />

skilled pianist, Ann chose songs<br />

with interesting chords and key<br />

arrangements. Tunes included<br />

White Christmas, We Wish You a<br />

Merry Christmas (traditional<br />

version), Have Yourself aMerry<br />

Little Christmas and ended witha<br />

cheeky Christmas cha cha cha. Bev<br />

S–once again Bev had us laughing<br />

with her funny jokes! If only we<br />

could remember them to share with<br />

others! Thanks Bev.<br />

Leanne Gichard – we were lucky<br />

tohave Leanne as our guest and<br />

boy did she raise the roof!With Ann<br />

accompanying her on the piano,<br />

Leanne sung Is It Really Me? Get<br />

Me to the Church on Time, Hello<br />

Dolly, Winter Wonderland and<br />

Silver Bells. Thank you Leanne.<br />

Skiffle group –with afull stage led<br />

by Janet on keyboard, the group<br />

sung tunes including Walking in the<br />

Sunshine, Blacksmith Blues, Round<br />

and Round, Pretty Paper and<br />

GrandmaGot Run Over by a<br />

Reindeer. Lotsoffun. Michael – on<br />

the electronic organ, Michael played<br />

atraditional When aChild Was<br />

Born, abig band Sleigh Ride, a<br />

jazzy tango Feliz Navidad and<br />

Michael’s own upbeat version of<br />

Mary’s Boy Child. Someone<br />

remarked how Michael’s feet are<br />

amazing to watch as they fly over<br />

the pedals! Cross Street group –<br />

although missing Marg and Irene,<br />

Robin and Ian sung withtheir ukes,<br />

Karen played the piano and Suzie<br />

the accordion. Tunes included<br />

Jingle Bell Rock, Rocking Around<br />

the Christmas Tree, Blue<br />

Christmas, Silver Bells and Here<br />

Comes Santa Claus. Sing Along –<br />

Ann played piano for the sing along.<br />

Tunes included WhiteChristmas,<br />

Summer Wonderland, AKiwi Jingle<br />

Bells and Silent Night.Thank you to<br />

everyone and to the Christmas<br />

fairies who decorated the Senior<br />

Centre and provided alovely<br />

supper. We look forward to seeing<br />

you all again in 2024!<br />

Mid Canterbury Central<br />

Friendship Club<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong> meeting: Past<br />

President Merv Green welcomed 62<br />

members and 2visitors to the<br />

meeting and received 10 apologies.<br />

Ken Borland introduced “Manny”<br />

Sim and P.P. Merv inducted him as<br />

amember of the club. Our mini<br />

speaker was Doug Osborn who<br />

spoke about his childhood and<br />

career. He was born in Takaka and<br />

spoke about travelling over the<br />

Marble Mountain in his parents<br />

Morris 8. His father worked in the<br />

Post Office and his work took him<br />

and family later to Cheviot, then on<br />

to Methven. Doug did his schooling<br />

in all those places, finishing at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>. He enjoyed his<br />

childhood, doing thing that kids do<br />

and shouldn't do. The May school<br />

holidays saw him picking spuds for<br />

some pocket money. His first<br />

regular job was with the Post Office<br />

for 10 yrs. Amove to GJBlacklows<br />

in the parts department, and<br />

progressing on to being atravelling<br />

salesman for them. Another move<br />

on to Cummings Engine Co in<br />

Christchurch where he commuted<br />

to every day was amajor change.<br />

But 6years later he purchased the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> CleaningServices and<br />

had up to 15 staff working for him on<br />

day and night shifts. But as he aged<br />

he looked for an easier occupation<br />

and finished his workinglife at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> UHire. He has been<br />

involved in Hakatere Round Table,<br />

holding every position in the club<br />

including 2terms as President. He<br />

is married to Francie and have 2<br />

daughters and 3grandchildren.<br />

Our main speaker was Tania<br />

Dearns, CEO for Mid Canterbury<br />

Rugby, who said alifetime in sport<br />

has allowed her to be acompetitor,<br />

acoach and now an administrator.<br />

Her father and both paternal<br />

grandparents all came from Mid-<br />

Canterbury. She was born in<br />

Rotorua and both her parents<br />

played representative sport in<br />

Rotorua and they instilledinher that<br />

self belief and hard work will always<br />

earn you great successes. She<br />

played representative netball for<br />

Western Bay Of Plenty Sub-Assn.<br />

at the age of 17. Her positionwas<br />

“Goal Shoot” and every day she<br />

would practice 250 shots. Her father<br />

would stand in front if her with a<br />

broom so she had to shoot over him.<br />

Hard work paid off. In 1984 she got<br />

noticed and was asked to move to<br />

Wellington in 1986. But now she<br />

was avery small fish in aschool of<br />

piranhas. She missed makinga<br />

woman’s seniorteam that year and<br />

thought it all was awaste of time,<br />

and went to Australia to play<br />

professional basketball for two<br />

years. It was an opportunity to work<br />

with world class athletesatsuch a<br />

young age. Back in Wellington in<br />

1998 and repositioned to “defender”<br />

in netball and they say that the rest<br />

was history. She is SilverFerns<br />

number 91. She talked about the<br />

successes and losses in<br />

international netball. She stepped<br />

away in 1994-95 to do some<br />

coaching in preparationfor her<br />

eventual retirement.She returned to<br />

Silver Fernsin1996 but realised her<br />

body was getting tired. She has a<br />

plate in her leg, areconstructed<br />

ankle, had broken fingers and has<br />

some arthritis. She retired in 1999<br />

and returned back to coaching.<br />

Merv Cochrane thanked for a<br />

wonderful talk and presented with a<br />

fruit tray.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> MSA Petanque Club<br />

Over the weekend we hosted the<br />

Petanque Tri Star Tournament<br />

which is played between the<br />

Wellingtonregion, Southern<br />

Region, and Canterbury Region. As<br />

the host Club we get to put in two<br />

teams and the second team<br />

includes some less experienced<br />

players. Nine of the players in the<br />

Canterbury team belongtothe<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Club. Saturday teams<br />

play Triplesand Doublesonthe<br />

Sunday. Canterbury Red won<br />

overall with 52 points after the 2<br />

teams only losing 3games on the<br />

Saturday, and the 3teams on the<br />

Sunday only losing 4games.<br />

Southern, who won it the previous<br />

two years, finished second with 45<br />

points. Our winningteam was made<br />

up of Lani and Adelys Taraunu,<br />

Jared Handford, Bruno Falco,Tom<br />

Paulo and Paul Tamagushiku who<br />

were selected for the Canterbury<br />

winningteam. It was great to have<br />

so many spectators along at<br />

differenttimesofthe day who were<br />

able to watch some greatplay.<br />

Charitable Trust<br />

DRIVER EDUCATION


THE<br />

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NGĀPŪKŌRERO O TE WIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA|EST. 1992<br />

THURSDAY, <strong>30</strong>NOVEMBER <strong>2023</strong> |16,000+ copies distributed with the <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong><br />

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

Marie Temple, author ofthe Siegfied stories, says “There are so many stories to tell.” PHOTO: Deanne Marsden BELOW: The book that started itall, Siegfried, published in 1992. PHOTO: Mighty Ape<br />

Siegfried’s back: 25years<br />

since his last adventure<br />

Atrioofchildren’sbooks, writtenbylocal writer<br />

MarieTempleand illustratedbyRobyn Macintosh,<br />

about alarge ginger cat named Siegfried, is<br />

abouttobejoinedbyafourth.<br />

In the early 90s, Robyn was billeted with<br />

Marie while visiting Geraldine with achurch<br />

group. Robynsays, “Walking in Marie’slovely<br />

garden on the Downs, wetalked about things<br />

we like to do:Ihadjustillustratedabook fora<br />

friend andmentioned to MarieIwouldlike to<br />

do more. Marie said, ‘Ihave adrawer full of<br />

storiesI’vewritten’,and so thehappy friendship<br />

began.”<br />

While inthe garden they ran into Marie’s<br />

cat, Ziggy.Hesparked an idea which, with help<br />

from friends, the pair turned into the tales of<br />

Siegfried, the10-kilogram ginger cat.<br />

Siegfried, published in 1992, was followed<br />

laterthatyear by Siegfried’sSummer Day and<br />

Siegfried’sYear in 1996. Twenty-five yearson,<br />

Mariesays, “Myhusband Alisterrecentlyfound<br />

the original script for the fourth book while<br />

rummaging through some nostalgia. Itisnow<br />

resurrected,examinedand finished.”<br />

Marie, whohas just celebrated hernintieth<br />

birthday,and AlisterliveinMcKenzieLifestyle<br />

Village.Aswellasbeing an author,she hasbeen<br />

ateacher,aGapesValleyfarmer, andastalwart<br />

of thelocal quilters club.Marie says,“Ijoined<br />

the group, and they were all doing traditional<br />

quilting.Iintroduced them to ‘storytelling’with<br />

their quilts.” Some quilts made byMarie can<br />

stillbefound on walls in Geraldine.<br />

Robyn, now using the pen name PG Rob,<br />

lives in Alexandra,where theirfourthcollaboration,<br />

Siegfriedtothe Rescue,has just been printed.<br />

It will arrive at Geraldine’s Page and Post<br />

Booksellers on Friday,8December.Robynsays,<br />

“Readers from near andfar stilllovethese books;<br />

we’vehad some lovely feedback over theyears,<br />

especially from children nowgrown,for whom<br />

the Ziggy books are part of their childhood<br />

memories.WhenMarie andAlister livedonthe<br />

Downs, children wouldoften walk up thedrive<br />

demandingtosee Ziggy.”<br />

As localeducatorLouiseNelsonrecalls, “On<br />

Sunday afternoons, we wouldgofor awalk, and<br />

Mum would always point out ‘that’s where<br />

Siegfried lives.’” Iwould have been seven or<br />

eight. Irememberthe GeraldinePrimary School<br />

librarywas just new. We allwentinand satand<br />

listened to her [Marie] read. Iloved listening<br />

to herbecause shewas afantastic storyteller.”<br />

Having led afulfilled and mischievous life,<br />

Ziggy died at age13, but, to thedelight of children<br />

everywhere, hisalter egoSeigfried liveson. “There<br />

are somany tales to tell,” says Marie. “All the<br />

things that Siegfried did were real things that<br />

Ziggy got upto.” Alister says, “You could even<br />

vacuum up histail, andheloved it.”<br />

The Siegfriedtothe Rescue launch andbook<br />

signingisatPage andPostBooksellers,3.<strong>30</strong>pm,<br />

Friday,8December. DEANNE MARSDEN


WHĀRANGI 2|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>30</strong> WHIRINGA-Ā-RANGI <strong>2023</strong><br />

EDITORIAL<br />

Haveyou seen the resource centre’s Light<br />

UpGeraldineentrybyShirleyLindroos?<br />

Get decorating Geraldine;entries close<br />

8December; voting begins the next day.<br />

In the weeksleading up to Christmas, we<br />

will spend time shopping for presents,<br />

decorating trees, and preparingtotravel<br />

or host friends and family. Inthe hustle<br />

and bustle, the holidayscan sometimes<br />

slip away from us. Beforeweknow it,the<br />

season is over, and we are back atthe<br />

beginning of another working year.<br />

In the Christian church, focusing on<br />

Advent -the period beginningfourSundays<br />

before Christmas -can help us to slow<br />

down and appreciatethis partofthe year.<br />

It is aholy time marked byasense of<br />

waiting and prayerful reflection onthe<br />

four themes of the season: hope, love,joy,<br />

and peace.<br />

I, forone, haverealisedinthe lastfew<br />

weeks that Iamgetting older and have<br />

to slow down. At the beginning of this<br />

year,Ihad alist as long as my armofall<br />

the things Iwanted to make happen in<br />

Geraldine for Christmas. As it turns out,<br />

at this end of the year, Ihaven’t been<br />

totally disappointed that some of them<br />

haven’t worked out as planned: for<br />

example, the NativityPlay hadlogistical<br />

issues, and the Christmas Tree Tour didn’t<br />

exciteenough people to put their homes<br />

on the trail. Iguess I’m not the only one<br />

who is tired.<br />

On the flip side, entries for Light Up<br />

Geraldine are starting to come in, the<br />

Remembrance Tree will soon be up at<br />

St Mary’s church, and the Community<br />

Christmas Choir has been going<br />

gangbusters and is looking forward to<br />

going carolling in the community.<br />

Ihope youget time over the next few<br />

weeks torelax and collect your energy<br />

forthe busyseason ahead -just25sleeps<br />

to go. xoxo FI<br />

Thetime to<br />

relaxiswhen<br />

youdon’t have<br />

time forit.<br />

SYDNEYJHARRIS, AMERICAN JOURNALIST<br />

Lorina Harding joins the cast forthe end-of-yearFinding OurVoices end-of-year-show’sfinal number. PHOTO:Hugh McCafferty<br />

Finding Our Voices show “pure joy”<br />

“Pure joy” was how local mum Chelley Leov<br />

described thelatestproductionofthe Finding<br />

Our Voices troupe. The productions ofthis<br />

differently abledgroupofperformersare regular<br />

featuresonthe Geraldinecalendarofevents.<br />

Tuesday oflast week saw over 40family<br />

membersand supportersofthe groupgathered<br />

atthe LodgeTheatre forthe FindingOur Voices<br />

end-of-year show, ADay at theZoo.Based on<br />

ideas from thecast, thestory included ascary<br />

Lion (CarlSullivan) whoturnedintoapussycat<br />

atthe handsofKat Lady (LorraineButton).<br />

All sorts of shenanigans were the occasion<br />

(orexcuse) forthe singing anddancing numbers.<br />

Local musician Lorina Harding directed the<br />

team from the front row and joined them on<br />

stage forthe finalnumber, “Dancing Queen”.<br />

Lorina says,“Iwas hesitant to take this on,<br />

but Iamnow going todoituntil Ican’t do it<br />

any more. ... Iamgrateful to Sharon Bradley<br />

Traineduphillather namesake golf course,local<br />

greyhoundGrandeVue Ace(GVAtoracetrack<br />

commentators) aced thefield recently when she<br />

won the $<strong>30</strong>,000 Group 1Rose and Thistle<br />

StayersCup,partofthe NewZealand Cupheld<br />

at AddingtonRaceway.Her delightedtrainerowners<br />

areBob Pringleand Raewyn Wallis.<br />

Makingthe winextra sweet, theStayers Cup<br />

was the first event inthe prestigious Group 1<br />

category for GVA and for her hobby trainers,<br />

whoalsobredher.Itadds to thethree-year-old<br />

long-distancerunner’srecordof59startswith<br />

10wins, 14 second,and 11 thirdplacings.<br />

Greyhound Racing New Zealand Chief<br />

Operating Officer LizWhelansays, “New Zealand<br />

Cup night isthe biggest night ofthe year for<br />

greyhoundracing. It wasgreat to seeBob’semotion.<br />

Greyhound racing is like abig family in New<br />

Zealand,soeverybodywas happy forhim.”<br />

She says, “Group 1is the most elite race;<br />

getting aGroup 1winnerishard. Andthe stayers<br />

are quitespecial;theymustbetrained specially<br />

for theirraces.For Bobtohavebredher as well<br />

fordoing soundand BruceAllen forthe lights<br />

otherwise, it wouldbe‘setand forget’, notnearly<br />

so good.”<br />

At theshow’send,manycastmembers voiced<br />

theirappreciation of theaudience, fellowcast<br />

members and director Lorina Harding.<br />

As Chelley, mother of cast member Jack and<br />

no stranger to thetheatre herself, putit: “They<br />

really have foundtheir voices.” HUGH MCCAFFERTY<br />

Grande Vue Ace wins $<strong>30</strong>k in prestigious race<br />

is really special.”<br />

Bob says the race’s financial reward is<br />

“irrelevant to me. The big buzz isseeing my<br />

canine athlete, which we bred, reared, and<br />

trained, excel inthe way she did.” Headmits,<br />

though, that the funds will help with travel to<br />

race meets.<br />

From GVA’sbirth,Raewyn says,“She looked<br />

like she’d beagood distance dog. Alot of it’s<br />

abouthow youtrain them from puppies.” Bob<br />

says thereisrichnessinthattraining.<br />

It is arichnessthatis reflected andhonoured<br />

in GVA’sname. Grande Vue’sundulatingcourse<br />

givesher regularhillworkchasing amotorised<br />

lure,which Bobsays“acceleratesfromzero to 60<br />

kilometres perhourinamatterofseconds.”<br />

He says, “It takes avillage toraise achild.<br />

Well, the village of Geraldine has helped raise<br />

GVA. This victory’stheirs, too.” JAN FINLAYSON<br />

Grande Vue Ace with Bob Pringle and<br />

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Bike GeraldineIncorporatedhas been working<br />

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tourists,their logo on signpostsalong theway<br />

ensuring riders and walkers will get as much<br />

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Valley, up McKeownRoadand into Woodbury.<br />

The loop can be joined at any point along the<br />

way.<br />

Bike Geraldine President Malcolm Woods<br />

says, “We’ve had this in the pipeline for years<br />

to map out some local routes. This is just the<br />

beginning of what we want to create;it’s along<br />

process once wehave atrack ortrail in mind.<br />

We do it because wewant our community to<br />

have safe,usabletracks.”<br />

Geraldine’snewestassetisdue to apassionate<br />

group of mountain bikers who came together<br />

over tenyears agotocreatethe Bike Geraldine<br />

group, soon mergingwithalike-mindedwalking<br />

grouptobecomeBikeGeraldine Incorporated.<br />

This voluntary group develops and maintains<br />

trails and tracks inthe Geraldine community<br />

foreveryonetoenjoy.<br />

Bike Apprentice owner and group member<br />

Rock Cajessays, “I joined Bike Geraldinetogive<br />

back to the community. Igather information<br />

through customers, kids and other riders and<br />

suggest thetypeoftrailspeopleare interested<br />

in so we canworkonthemasagroup.”<br />

Long-timeBikeGeraldine member Jennine<br />

Maguiresays, “These guys maintain thetracks<br />

off their own backs. The only income comes<br />

from the Geraldine Multi Challenge that we<br />

co-hostevery Marchwiththe LionsClub. That<br />

pays for the sprays and tools tomaintain the<br />

tracks.” Jennine has also been workingwiththe<br />

GeraldineCommunity Board“to getthe Timaru<br />

District Counciltobuild amulti-purpose track<br />

from Woodbury toHoney Corner. It’s been<br />

promised for the past few years, sofingers<br />

crossed.”<br />

Allagesand skilllevelsare welcometojoin<br />

Bike Geraldine; no fees. Call Malcolm on<br />

027 270 5536 for more information. Visit<br />

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SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS<br />

Geraldine<br />

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SHIRLEY LINDROOS |NOVEMBER <strong>2023</strong><br />

FROM TOPLEFT: Lyttelton Harbour,one of Jill’sMerritt’s watercolours. Interior designer Jill says, “Don’t be afraid to use colour to highlight your theme.”<br />

PHOTO:Ally,Val Briggs Interiors Jill’svibrant bathroom design at Kotare,alocal boutique homestay,and above adesign seen in Habitat magazine.<br />

Designs byJilly: excitement for<br />

the eyes and the imagination<br />

After athree-yearhiatus, Jill Merritt hasreturned<br />

to herpassion forcolourand design,rebooting<br />

her interior design business -Designs byJilly<br />

-hereinGeraldine.<br />

In 2006,Jillstarted up what proved to be a<br />

successful interior design business in Christchurch.<br />

Shesays, “I was40beforeIrealised my talents<br />

layincolour, styleand coordinating them both.<br />

At thetime, Iwas workingatReseneinaclerical<br />

role,something I’dbeen doingfor eightyears.<br />

“Finally latching onto my God-giventalents,<br />

Istudied online from home whilestill working<br />

full-time.InSeptember of 2006,havingachieved<br />

my diplomaof[Interior Design], Iwentout on<br />

my own. Resene wasfantastic at supporting me<br />

andassistingingetting my first fewclients.<br />

“Designs by Jilly grew at an exponentialrate,<br />

mainly by word of mouth, the best form of<br />

advertising. Beinginvolvedincharity functions,<br />

Iwas able to donate vouchers forraffles, another<br />

great way of getting my name known. Iwas<br />

involved in many renovations and new home<br />

buildspecifications andtook on afew commercial<br />

assignments, too. It was wonderful to have<br />

opportunitiestolet my imaginationrun wild.”<br />

Jill says her main area ofexpertise is the<br />

combiningofhuesand useofcontrasts “toexcite<br />

theeyesand imagination, tailored to fitaclient’s<br />

personality. My experience at Resene,the most<br />

innovative and sustainable paint industry in<br />

New Zealand, has also given meinvaluable<br />

inside knowledge.”<br />

In 2007, Jill headed for the warmer climes<br />

of Australia’sGoldCoast,where shestayedfor<br />

the next 10years running a33-apartment<br />

management rights resort.Working part-time,<br />

Jill was able to“still dabble inwhat Iloved -<br />

design.”<br />

NowlivinginGeraldine,Jillislookingforward<br />

to returning toher love of colour and soft<br />

furnishings full-time.Topotential clients, she<br />

says,“If youwould like to styleyourrenovation<br />

or new home toreflect your own individual<br />

personality, matchedtothe latest trends -retro,<br />

contemporary,chic, boho–you name it,Ican<br />

make it happen.”<br />

Your “go-to forall things in thedesignworld”,<br />

Jill is proud tohave had two ofher interiors<br />

publishedinResene’s Habitat magazine.Inher<br />

spare time, she enjoys painting abstracts in<br />

acrylics and inks and is happy to take on<br />

commissions. She says, “These can work in<br />

keeping with the rest of the design, helping to<br />

complete aharmoniousspace.”<br />

For more information or to talk about a<br />

project, call Jill on021 577 664, email<br />

jamdesign46@gmail.com. ADVERTORIAL<br />

It is fitting that Shirley Lindroos has<br />

been named our Geraldine Gem for<br />

<strong>November</strong>,just beforeshe leaves us for<br />

Prebbleton on anew adventure. Shirley<br />

is one of those multi-gifted people on<br />

whom our community has relied and<br />

is very grateful to.<br />

In her time at Geraldine High School,<br />

where she taught music, Shirley<br />

organised the annual Athletics Sports<br />

Day,directedand produced theannual<br />

musical productions, ranher favourite<br />

event, the annual Lip Sync show and,<br />

forher ownmusic students, organised<br />

the annual Music by Candlelight evening.<br />

Besides school events, Shirley was<br />

also involved with South Canterbury<br />

Secondary School Athletics and had<br />

over 50 years with Girl Guides and<br />

Rangers.<br />

Since retiring, Shirley hasn’t been<br />

idle –she has found time to organise<br />

get-togethers for GHS retirees, and<br />

contribute time to Geraldine Croquet<br />

Club. And when the club’s pavilion<br />

needed assistance with the centennial<br />

celebrations, she stepped up to become<br />

the driving force. She is on theboard of<br />

trustees for the Geraldine Children’s<br />

Social Work Trust, fundraising for the<br />

trust with the Geraldine Festival raffle,<br />

bulb sale, and Good in the Hood.She is<br />

also the trust’s representative onthe<br />

school’s management committee.<br />

Shirleyalso doesvolunteer work at<br />

the Geraldine Community Resource<br />

Centre. For proofreading funding<br />

applications, Shirleyisthe go-toperson.<br />

Her amazing design and IT skills are<br />

used to producedocuments, flyersand<br />

posters formanyorganisations to display<br />

at the resource centre. Did we also<br />

mention she drives as avolunteer for<br />

the Geraldine CommunityVehicleTrust?<br />

All the best for your move, Shirley,<br />

you will be missed by so many.<br />

Community Christmas Tree gives cheer<br />

“It’sthe giving,and it’s theletting people know<br />

they’re animportant part of this community;<br />

that’s as importantasgetting agift”,saysGeraldine<br />

Community Christmas Tree coordinator Jason<br />

Shaw. Centre volunteers set up the tree atthe<br />

GeraldineCommunity Resource Centre last week.<br />

Jason, who runs the annual project from<br />

St Andrew’s Church, says itreceives donated<br />

giftsand distributesthemtopeopleinfinancial<br />

need or “families who have lost someone or<br />

have someonegoing throughill health.Wecan<br />

give them abit of Christmas cheer.” In festive<br />

cahootswithStAndrew’sare theresourcecentre<br />

andGeraldine District LionessLions Club.<br />

Giftshavearrivedquickly underthe lavishly<br />

decoratedtreeand in generous numbers. Resource<br />

centre manager Lynley Macleod says, “People<br />

just love it.Familieswillbring theirchildren in<br />

to give gifts.”She says Christmas2022saw 199<br />

community tree giftsgiven to 50 families.<br />

Wrapped and labelled with age and gender<br />

suitability, gifts can be dropped atthe centre<br />

or St Andrew’s until11December. Lynley says<br />

they’ll bematched to people nominated by<br />

health,education,and social organisations, and<br />

service organisations or businesses will meet<br />

anyshortfalls.<br />

Jasonadds,“If you’re unsure what would be<br />

asuitable gift, you can give afinancial gift so<br />

we canbuy somethingsuitablefor thosewe’re<br />

supporting this Christmas.” Gift delivery is<br />

managedbythe Lionesses.<br />

GeraldineCommunity Christmas Tree gifts<br />

should be deliveredtothe GeraldineCommunity<br />

Resource Centre (9am-4.<strong>30</strong>pmMonday-Friday)<br />

or St Andrew’s Church Office (9am-12pm<br />

Tuesday-Friday) byMonday, 11 December.<br />

Contactthe resource centre on 03 693 7001 or<br />

Jasonatjason@standrewsgld.org.nzfor financial<br />

donations. JAN FINLAYSON<br />

Geraldine Community Resource Centre<br />

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WOODBURYHARVEST GALA Domain and FamilyPicnic and<br />

games day.Saturday,16March,9am-4pm. Harvest and country<br />

living themed retails stalls. Food and drink available or BYO.<br />

Free admission. Contact Mary 027 4807698.<br />

REGULAR ACTIVITIES<br />

ALZHEIMERS SOCIAL SUPPORT Tuesday, 5December and<br />

Tuesday 19December, 10.<strong>30</strong>am, Mundell’s Café. Phone Airini<br />

03 687 7583<br />

BLACKBOARD CONCERT Friday, 27January, 7.15pm. $5 at<br />

door,local performers at the Academy.Phone Rhys 021 462 260.<br />

BOOKS ON THE BRAIN CLUB Monday <strong>30</strong> January, 2.<strong>30</strong>pm,<br />

Geraldine Library. Phone Liz 03 6939336.<br />

BRIDGE CLUB Mondays 7pm, Geraldine Community Resource<br />

Centre; Wednesdays1pm at RSA; Thursdays 7pm at Bowling Club.<br />

Last week for <strong>2023</strong>, week beginning 4December.Start back week<br />

beginning22January. Phone Leslie 03 693 9801.<br />

CAFÉ KNITTERS Every Tuesday 10am-12pm at Mundell’sCafé and<br />

Tuesday 5December7-9pm, Village Inn. Phone Mary027 427 0815.<br />

CHILDREN’S CHOIR Tuesdays,3.15pm-4pm.Phone Charlotte<br />

Talbot 021 151 3<strong>30</strong>1.<br />

COMMUNITY CHOIR (Adults) Thursdays 7.<strong>30</strong>pm, at theAcademy.<br />

Phone Elaine 027434 8049.<br />

COMMUNITY GARDEN Tuesday 4pm-5.<strong>30</strong>pm and Thursday<br />

10am-12pm. All welcome. Phone Tim021 204 4951.<br />

COMMUNITY VEHICLE to Timaru, departsfrom the carpark outside<br />

Mundell’sCafe Tuesdays 9.<strong>30</strong>am, returns 2pm. Phone 03 693 1007.<br />

CRAFT CREATORS Fridays 9.<strong>30</strong>am-12pm, StAndrews Hall.<br />

$2 entry to cover morningtea.<br />

CRAFT MARKET Saturday&Sunday9am-3pm,CoxSt.<br />

CREATIVE FIBRE GROUP Monday 10am- 3pm, Vintage Car&<br />

Machinery Museum. PhoneAlison 03 692 2777 orAnne 03 693 9958.<br />

CROQUET Wednesdays &Sundays 9:<strong>30</strong>am,Geraldine Domain<br />

(Huffey St). New members and casual guests welcome. Phone<br />

Shirley 021 2109672 for more information.<br />

DENFIELD GOLF CLUB Men: Saturday and Wednesday12pm;<br />

Women: Tuesday 10am and Saturday 12pm.<br />

FINDING OUR VOICES -DRAMA Tuesdays from 12pm at the<br />

Academy.Phone Rhys 021 462 260<br />

FLORAL ART GROUP Monday, 11December,5pm,Bowling Club.<br />

Visitors welcome. PhoneLiz 03 6974868.<br />

FOUR PEAKSSEIDO KARATE General classes Tuesday 6pm, Thursday<br />

5pm &Friday 6pm; Beginners’ class Thursday 6pm. Finish date<br />

12 December,<strong>2023</strong>; restart16January, 2024.Phone Gisell 0210228<br />

7049.<br />

FRIENDSHIP CLUB Third Monday of month,10am at Geraldine<br />

Bowling Club. Phone MarieEricksen 03 693 8943<br />

FRIENDS OF GERALDINEAll welcome. Contacts Faye693 8744<br />

orAngus 027 449 4410.<br />

FUNERGY FITNESS classes: Wednesdays 6.<strong>30</strong>pm, Geraldine<br />

Primary School Hall. Phone Lynda 021 264 4400.<br />

GERALDINE COMMUNITY BOARD meetings for 2024 to be<br />

advised. Held at GeraldineService Centre, adjacenttothe library.<br />

Open to the public.<br />

GERALDINE HISTORICAL MUSEUM 10am-3pm Monday-<br />

Saturday,12.<strong>30</strong>pm-3pm Sunday.<br />

GRANDE VUE GOLF CLUB Mixed golf Sunday12.<strong>30</strong>pm; women’s<br />

golf Wednesday 9.<strong>30</strong>am.<br />

JUSTICEOFTHEPEACESERVICEforcertifyingdocuments,Saturdays<br />

10am-12pm at Geraldine Library.Phone Ross 027 222 8434. Last date<br />

for <strong>2023</strong> Saturday,16December. First date for2024 Saturday,<br />

20January. If you need theservice of aJPwhile this serviceisnot<br />

being offered at the library, search NZ Justice of thePeace website for<br />

JPs available in Geraldine. Youwill note on this websitethose JPswho<br />

are accredited.<br />

KEEP ACTIVE EXERCISE CLASSES Mondays 9.<strong>30</strong>am,10.15am<br />

and 11.00am. FunctionRoom at WaihiLodge. Newstartdate and<br />

contact to be advised 2024.<br />

KNITTING &CROCHETING GROUP Friday 9.<strong>30</strong>am atGeraldine<br />

Library.Beginners welcome. Phone 03 6939336.<br />

LADIES FRIENDSHIP CLUB Monday 18 December, 10am at<br />

Geraldine Bowling Club. PhoneBeth 03 6938958.<br />

LINE DANCING (Pleasant Valley Hall Indoor Sports) Wednesdays<br />

10am-12noon, Pleasant Valley Hall. Phone Gill Harbrow 027 442 3532.<br />

MEN’SFRIENDSHIP CLUB Tuesday, 24 January,10am at RSA<br />

Rooms. Phone Alan 03 6939488.<br />

MEN’SSHEDTRUST Thursday 10am-2pm, Saturday 10am-12pm at<br />

117 Talbot Street. New members welcome. Phone John 027 681 5244.<br />

MORRISDANCING Tuesdays, 5.<strong>30</strong>pmatAcademy.PhoneAnne<br />

03693 8726.<br />

NEWCOMERS ’22 Every 2nd Monday of the month, 10am at<br />

Mundells Café. Everyone welcome. Phone Susanne 027 272 4007.<br />

PATCHWORK GROUPS Tuesdays 7pm, phone Maureen<br />

03 693 8328 and Thursdays 10am-3pm, phone Kathleen<br />

03 6939581. Public holidays excluded.<br />

PETANQUE Tuesdays 10.15am summer and 1pmwinter at Geraldine<br />

BowlingClub. Phone Gill 03 6937231.<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Wednesday 6December,St Andrews<br />

Hall, Wilson Street. (Christmas Party).Phone Donna 03 693 7299.<br />

PLEASANT VALLEY HALL INDOOR BOWLS Wednesdays<br />

7-8.<strong>30</strong>pm,Phone Bruce, 027 7494276.<br />

PLEASANT VALLEY PLAYGROUP Monday 9.<strong>30</strong>am-12pm,<br />

Old School,Pleasant Valley.Phone Sheree 022 1714562.<br />

PLUNKET NURSE in Geraldine, Wednesdays. Phone Jill on<br />

027 2589725 for appointments.<br />

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME &CRAFT Wednesdays, 10.<strong>30</strong>am<br />

at Geraldine Library.Last dayfor <strong>2023</strong>, 6December; firstday for<br />

2024, 14 February. Phone 03 6939336 for information.<br />

REDCROSS SHOP Tuesday &Thursday 10am-3pm and Saturday<br />

10am-12pm.<br />

ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB Thursdays, 7.<strong>30</strong>pm at RSARooms. Phone<br />

Lynda 03 6938652.<br />

ROSIE’S RECYCLEDCLOTHINGTuesday-Friday, 10:<strong>30</strong>am-3:<strong>30</strong>pm.<br />

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ASHBURTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 AND 11 PRIZE LIST <strong>2023</strong><br />

Year 12 prize list<br />

GeneralAwards<br />

Kaitlyn Adams ­Excellence<br />

in Level 2Psychology Online,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Lady<br />

Agreda ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Emily Annear ­Citizenship<br />

Award for mentoringstudents<br />

in reading, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Mere Apaipo ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Doreen Awaikera­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Jemma<br />

Bent ­Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading,<br />

Level 2Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Honor<br />

Bradford ­Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Lily Briggs<br />

­AshColl Way Award. Finn<br />

Brown ­Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Amelia<br />

Bruce ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Lacey Campbell ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Sir Aron Da­al ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Sam Danielson ­<br />

Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading,<br />

Level 2Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Ken De Lara ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Hannah<br />

Digby ­Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Tate<br />

Dryland ­Level 2Merit Award.<br />

Chloe­Lyn Edwards ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Jack Ellis ­<br />

Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading.<br />

Maafala Faamausili­Level 2<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Leigha Fletcher ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Jasmine<br />

Galos ­Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Ashley Gee<br />

­Excellence in Level 2Art<br />

History Online, Level 2Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Ellie Glenn ­Level 2Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Bree Greer ­Being amember of<br />

the Smallbore Rifle Shooting<br />

Team as the team that brings<br />

the most credit to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

College (Bevan Bain Trophy).<br />

Astha Gurung ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Rachel Hoekstra ­<br />

Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading,<br />

Level 2Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Lorraine<br />

Huy ­Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading,<br />

Level2Merit Award,AshColl<br />

Way Award. Justine Iolama ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Poppy<br />

Jemmett ­Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Samantha<br />

Lagapa ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Emma Ledingham ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Abbey Linwood ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Larrein<br />

Lumatac ­Citizenship Award<br />

for mentoring students in<br />

reading, Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Chanakah<br />

Mamapomisa ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Iela Mangubat ­<br />

Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading,<br />

Excellence in Level 2<br />

Psychology Online, Level 2<br />

MeritAward, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Lucy Marshall ­Level 2<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Elyse McCallum ­<br />

Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading.<br />

AshColl Way Award ­Liberty<br />

Mendez, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Emma Moodie ­Level 2Merit<br />

Award. Manuli Morawakage ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Keagan<br />

Nel ­AshColl WayAward.<br />

Talitha Nel ­Level 2Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Patrizio Novello ­Citizenship<br />

Award for mentoringstudents<br />

in reading, Level 2Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Bella Oakley ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Lorens Pascor ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Harsh Patel ­<br />

Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading,<br />

Level 2Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Meeah Pawsey ­<br />

Mya George­Tarawa receives her Level 1Excellence and AshColl<br />

Way Awards from principal Ross Preece.<br />

AshColl Way Award. Emily<br />

Rouse ­Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Mahalia<br />

Scarlett ­Excellence in Level 2<br />

Psychology Online, Level 2<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Nisha Sharma ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Emily Simons ­<br />

ExcellenceinLevel 2<br />

Psychology Online, Level 2<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Naomi Taeauga Mafiti ­<br />

Top student in Level 2NCEA<br />

Samoan Online. Raven<br />

Tayaban ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Pippo Trinidad ­Level 2Merit<br />

Award. Sophie Trott ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Elliott Ward ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Isla Watt ­<br />

Level 2Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Madison Whyte ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Emma<br />

Williams ­Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Nathan<br />

Williams ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Subject and Special Awards<br />

Lara Africano ­English as an<br />

Additional Language<br />

Tayla Estreich receives her Girls'<br />

Under 16 Athletics Champion<br />

Cup (<strong>Ashburton</strong> High School<br />

Cup) and AshColl Way Award<br />

from guest speaker James<br />

McKenzie.<br />

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

Prize), AshColl Way Award.<br />

Taymah Aiken­Wheeler ­Child<br />

Development, Level 2Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Paige Aitken ­Hospitality,<br />

Receiving the most Mihi Pai<br />

Awards in Year 12 (Mihi Pai<br />

Trophy and Prize), AshColl Way<br />

Award. Katie Ashworth ­<br />

Outdoor Education ­joint<br />

award. Riley Broker ­Squash<br />

(Boys Squash Champion<br />

Trophy). Latham Brown ­Law<br />

(Argyle Welsh Finnigan Prize),<br />

Mentoring students in reading<br />

(Citizenship Award), Level 2<br />

ExcellenceAward, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Jack Bull ­<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Technical High<br />

School Old Pupils Trade<br />

Scholarship. Dale Burgess­<br />

AutomotiveSkills, Firestone<br />

Fairplay Trophy, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Izacc Carr ­German<br />

(GermanEmbassy Prize) ­joint<br />

award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Tamsin Cartney ­Chemistry<br />

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

Prizeand Greg Jones Cup),<br />

Music, Paisley Trophy for<br />

Contribution to Year 12 Music ­<br />

joint award, Citizenship Award<br />

for mentoring students in<br />

reading, Level 2Excellence<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Ella Clark­Powell ­Design and<br />

VisualCommunication<br />

Materials Technology ­Fabrics,<br />

Level 2Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Nicholas<br />

Collie ­Materials Technology ­<br />

Metal.<br />

Isla Connelly­Whyte, Top<br />

studentinthe Year 12<br />

Agriculture Horticulture<br />

Academy (Primary Industry<br />

TrainingOrganisation Cup).<br />

Zoe Cribb ­Music Performance,<br />

Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading,<br />

Level 2Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Nic<br />

Dalgety ­Sport and Exercise<br />

Performance.John Dalton ­<br />

Grow Mid Canterbury Trophy<br />

for mostconsistent level of<br />

application in the Trades<br />

Experience Course. Zac<br />

Douglas ­Physical Education,<br />

Harmony Masonic Lodge<br />

Trophy and Scholarship for the<br />

Top Student in the Trades<br />

Experience Course, Vocational<br />

Excellence (Prime Minister’s<br />

VocationalExcellence Award),<br />

AshColl Way Award. E­J Elliott<br />

­Top Year 12 Maori Student<br />

(Rarakiroa Award), Level 2<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Genevieve Felton ­<br />

Digital Information Technology<br />

(Heartland Technology Prize),<br />

Excellence in Senior Digital<br />

Technology (Norma Tait Cup),<br />

Excellence in Level 2<br />

Psychology Online, Level 2<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Holly­Jayne Feutz ­<br />

Girls Tennis Champion (ATS<br />

Cup), Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Meg Ford ­<br />

Dance, Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Olivia Fox<br />

­Drama (Jenny Smith Trophy) ,<br />

Paisley Trophy for<br />

Contribution to Year 12 Music ­<br />

joint award, Excellence in<br />

Level 2Psychology Online,<br />

Level 2Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. River<br />

Fuluasou ­Sport and Exercise<br />

Performance,AshColl Way<br />

Award.<br />

Sophie Gibson ­General<br />

Science (Alan WestCup), Steve<br />

Beveridge Trophy for Best<br />

Performing Rower, Level 2<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Marshall Green ­<br />

Foundation Studies,<br />

Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading.<br />

Maria Hala ­TeReo Māori .<br />

Ashlin Hala'ufia ­Commitment<br />

and Leadership in Senior Boys<br />

Basketball (Shepherd Cup) .<br />

IzzyHarris ­English (Mary<br />

Bovett Prize and Murrow Cup) ­<br />

joint award Citizenship Award<br />

for mentoring students in<br />

reading, Level 2Excellence<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Luke Hay ­Level 3Mathematics<br />

with Calculus (Hogg Memorial<br />

Prizeand Robb Cup), Level 2<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Dick Layno ­<br />

Materials Technology ­<br />

Building ­joint award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Charlotte<br />

Livingstone ­Senior Dance<br />

Performance Cup, Kirsty<br />

Trophy forcheerful<br />

participation in Drama, Level 2<br />

Merit Award. Darcy McCully ­<br />

Classics, Geography (R BChing<br />

Prizeand Trophy) ­joint award,<br />

Level 2Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Daniel<br />

Nicoloiu ­German (German<br />

Embassy Prize) ­joint award.<br />

Jesse Nieman ­General<br />

Mathematics (<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council Prize),<br />

Japanese (Ton'sThai Award),<br />

Level 2Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Kingsley<br />

Olawale ­Boys Under 16<br />

Athletics Champion (<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

High School Cup). Lorraine<br />

Paterson ­Accounting, Level 2<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award.<br />

Keisha Power ­Art ­Creative<br />

Design, Art ­Painting<br />

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

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Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Lachie Jones receives his<br />

Primary Industries Academy<br />

Cup for Top Student in the<br />

Primary Industries Academy<br />

(joint award) and AshColl Way<br />

Award from guestspeaker<br />

James McKenzie.<br />

Harrison Doak receiving his Top Student in Outdoor Education<br />

Award and Boys' Grade 5Swimming Champion Cup (<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

High School Cup) from guestspeaker James McKenzie.<br />

Maia Protheroe ­Tourism,<br />

Level 2Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Ella Rickard ­<br />

Biology (<strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council Prize), Physics<br />

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

Prizeand Seagar Cup),<br />

Geography (R BChing Prize<br />

and Trophy) ­joint award ,Life<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Pharmacy Prize for<br />

the top overall student enrolled<br />

in three Sciences, Citizenship<br />

Award for mentoring students<br />

in reading, Level 2Excellence<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Ruby Robinson ­History<br />

(Brian Edmondston Cup),<br />

Business Studies, Excellence<br />

in Level 2Psychology Online,<br />

Level 2Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Tiffany<br />

Rodgers ­Art ­Photography,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Sienna<br />

Skilling­Law and Society,<br />

Excellence in Level 2<br />

Psychology Online, Level 2<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award.<br />

AngelSpooner Dedication to<br />

Girls Rugby (Girls Rugby Cup).<br />

Sai Sukumar ­Agricultural<br />

Science (Five Star Beef Prize<br />

and BNZ Cup), Citizenship<br />

Award for mentoring students<br />

in reading, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Gabriel Teves ­Materials<br />

Technology ­Building ­joint<br />

award, Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading.<br />

Leah Thomas ­Level 3German<br />

­joint award, Level 2<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award.<br />

Gabbie Tindall ­Health,<br />

Citizenship Award for<br />

mentoring students in reading,<br />

Top student in Education for<br />

Sustainability Online,<br />

Excellence in Level 2<br />

Education for Sustainability<br />

Online, Level 2Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Madi<br />

Tourle ­Economics, The<br />

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

Rifle Shooting Team as the<br />

Team that brings the most<br />

credit to <strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

(Bevan Bain Trophy),Level 2<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Gracie Trotter ­<br />

Outdoor Education ­joint<br />

award.<br />

Ripena Umaga Vaeila ­The<br />

Top All­round Female<br />

Sportsperson (Cochrane Cup),<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College Rugby Cup<br />

for Contribution to Girls Rugby,<br />

Presbyterian Support Cup and<br />

Prize for Effort and Academic<br />

Achievement in NCEA Level 2,<br />

AshColl Way Award.<br />

Rose Vannini ­English (Mary<br />

Bovett Prize and Murrow Cup) ­<br />

joint award, Girls Open<br />

Athletics Champion (<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

High School Cup), Level 2<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Tessa Wright ­<br />

Gateway Award for excellence<br />

in the workplace and<br />

application to Gateway study.<br />

Kotori Yokota ­Mathematics<br />

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

Prize and Buckland Cup),<br />

AshColl Way Award.<br />

The Top Student in Year 12<br />

DPI ACADEMIC<br />

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AND<br />

ANZ BANK TROPHY ­Olivia<br />

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ASHBURTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 AND 11 PRIZE LIST <strong>2023</strong> CONTINUED<br />

Year 11 prize list<br />

GeneralAwards<br />

Tasha Aberhart ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Sophia Aguila ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Marygel Arada ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Magnus Aragon ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Dion<br />

Bayston ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Charlotte Bell ­Level 1Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

April Bishop ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Ella Bradley ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Sarah Brandsma ­<br />

Level 1Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Brandon Burrowes<br />

­AshColl Way Award. Taryn<br />

Clark ­Level 1Excellence<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Ashleigh Clarke ­Level 1Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Rebekah Clarke ­Level 1<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Sophia Clifford ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Casey<br />

Cousins ­Level 1Merit Award.<br />

Zoe Dalton ­Level 1Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Donna Dandin ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Faith Davies ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Sophie Davis ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Gubby Dayrit ­<br />

Level 1Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Taylor Doyle ­<br />

Being nominated for the<br />

Thistle Masonic Lodge<br />

Citizenship Award, Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Connor Duffell ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Ella<br />

Eastwick ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Bailey<br />

Elvy ­AshColl Way Award. Mya<br />

George­Tarawa ­Level 1<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Aminullah<br />

Ghaznawi ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Drew Gilbert ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Ruby Graham ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Ethan Guthrie ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Jenna Halkett ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Tom Harrison ­<br />

Level 1Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Isla Hart ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Ryan Heal ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Charlie Howden ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Bridget<br />

Hyde ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Harvey<br />

Hyde ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Reggie Jacot ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Keira Jenkins ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Ben Jurd ­Level 1<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Taylor King­Ryan ­<br />

Level 1Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Yasmin Larry ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Meg Lill ­<br />

Level 1Merit Award AshColl<br />

Way Award. Royse Liwag ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Riley<br />

Lowe ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Empress Lumatac ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award AshColl Way<br />

Award. Jeffrey Luzana ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Mitchell<br />

Lye ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Amelia<br />

Lyth ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Ella MacKenzie ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Joselene Mallari ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Penny<br />

Marriott ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Maddie<br />

Marshall ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Melissa<br />

Mattson ­Level 1Merit Award.<br />

Renee McClimont ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Ella McCormick ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Tamara<br />

McGrath ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Emily<br />

Meadows ­AshColl Way Award,<br />

Olivia Muir ­AshColl Way<br />

Award, Aiden Nicolson ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Tolani Olawale ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Milla<br />

Overend ­Level 1Merit Award.<br />

Eira Padilla ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Sargam Pakhrin ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Taniela<br />

Palavi ­Level 1Merit Award.<br />

Kelly Paterson ­Level 1Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Irenee Pepito ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Riley Prendergast ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Olly<br />

Prince ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Alani<br />

Putaranui ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. John Paul Requijo ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Princess<br />

Reyes ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Luke<br />

Rhodes ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Ella<br />

Richardson ­Level 1Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Mikaella Rigor ­Level 1Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Bella Robertson ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Breanna Rose ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award. Lucy Rotch ­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Sam<br />

Roulston ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Zoey Sargent ­Level 1Merit<br />

Award. Lucy Smith ­Level 1<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Lachlan Storey ­<br />

Level 1Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Ysabella<br />

Tawatao ­Level 1Excellence<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Felibeth Teano ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Rory Thom ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Jolene Thomas ­<br />

Being nominated for the<br />

Thistle Masonic Lodge<br />

Citizenship Award, Level 1<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Marnell Vaaelua ­<br />

Level 1Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Siva Vea ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Niel Vicente ­AshColl<br />

Way Award.<br />

Briahna Watters ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Tayla Whinham­<br />

AshColl Way Award. Lucy<br />

Williams ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Ruby<br />

Williams ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Charlie Wilson ­AshColl Way<br />

Award. Katelyn Wilson ­Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Kelcey Wilson ­AshColl<br />

Way Award. Torry Wilson­<br />

Brown ­Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Lucas<br />

Wong ­Level 1Excellence<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Sam Zhen ­AshColl Way Award.<br />

Subject and Special Awards<br />

Jorja Abernethy ­Physical<br />

Education ­joint award Level 1<br />

Excellence Award. Rosara<br />

Ackroyd ­Materials Technology<br />

­Fabrics, Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Ben Ciron<br />

­Whitelaw Memorial Rook for<br />

College Chess Champion, Level<br />

1Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Caitlin Collie ­Physical<br />

Education ­joint award, Level 1<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Bella Dawson ­<br />

History (Judith Prosser Cup),<br />

Te Reo Maori, Being nominated<br />

for the Thistle Masonic Lodge<br />

Citizenship Award, Level 1<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Harrison Doak ­<br />

Outdoor Education, Boys Grade<br />

5Swimming Champion<br />

(<strong>Ashburton</strong> High School Cup).<br />

Tayla Estreich ­Girls Under 16<br />

Athletics Champion (<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

High School Cup), AshColl Way<br />

Award. Lilly George­Tarawa ­<br />

Health, Top Year 11 Maori<br />

Student (Rakiroa Trophy),<br />

Level 1Excellence Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Rongomai<br />

Heke ­Tikanga Maori. Abby<br />

Henderson ­Hospitality.<br />

Harriet Hill ­Dance, Being<br />

nominated for the Thistle<br />

Masonic Lodge Citizenship<br />

Award, Level 1Excellence<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Ashleigh Houston ­Receiving<br />

the most Mihi Pai Awards in<br />

Year 11 (Mihi Pai Trophy and<br />

Prize), Level 1Merit Award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Brilee<br />

Hurst ­Foundation Studies.<br />

Holly Husband ­Materials<br />

Technology –Wood (Lynns<br />

Trophy) ­joint award. Lachie<br />

Jones ­Primary Industries<br />

Academy Cup for Top Student<br />

in the Primary, Industries<br />

Academy ­joint award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Chloe Lovett ­<br />

Primary Industries Academy<br />

Cup for Top Student in the<br />

Primary, Industries Academy ­<br />

joint award. Gloria Masih ­<br />

Design and Visual<br />

Communication (Herbert Watts<br />

Cup), Agricultural Science<br />

(Five Star Beef Prize and<br />

Young Farmers Trophy), Level<br />

1Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Daniel McBain ­<br />

Materials Technology ­Metal (D<br />

RGordon Cup), AshColl Way<br />

Award. Anna McFall ­<br />

Geography, Level 1Merit<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Quintin McHaffie ­Sport and<br />

Exercise Performance ­joint<br />

award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Phoebe McKenzie ­Girls Grade<br />

5Swimming Champion<br />

(Herbert Smith Trust Cup),<br />

Being amember of the<br />

Smallbore Rifle Shooting Team<br />

as the team that brings the most<br />

credit to <strong>Ashburton</strong> College<br />

(Bevan Bain Trophy), Being<br />

nominated for the Thistle<br />

Masonic Lodge Citizenship<br />

Award, Level 1Excellence<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Caitlin McSorley ­Drama,<br />

Level 1Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Ali Mirzada ­<br />

Materials Technology –Wood<br />

(Lynns Trophy) ­joint award,<br />

AshColl Way Award. Maddie<br />

Page ­Top Scholar in English<br />

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

Prize and Stapleton Cup),<br />

Music Performance, Level 1<br />

Merit Award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Jake Parsons ­Boys<br />

Tennis Champion (Boys Tennis<br />

Trophy), Level 1Excellence<br />

Award, AshColl Way Award.<br />

Liyana Rodriguez ­Economics,<br />

Level 1Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Georgia Shanks ­<br />

Digital Information Technology<br />

(Rosalie Begg Memorial Award,<br />

and Heartland Technology<br />

Prize, and Alison MacGregor<br />

Cup) ­joint award, Level 1<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Poe­Joseph<br />

Taumaoe ­Food and Nutrition<br />

(Mark and Shane Prendergast<br />

Memorial Prize and Mid<br />

Canterbury Federation of<br />

Women’s Institute Prize),<br />

AshColl Way Award. Shawn<br />

Tayaban ­English as an<br />

Additional Language<br />

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

Prize). Jonny Thorpe ­Sport<br />

and Exercise Performance ­<br />

joint award, AshColl Way<br />

Award. Makeleta Ula ­Music,<br />

Level 1Merit Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award. Poppy Vaevae ­<br />

Most Improved Forward (Girls<br />

Rugby Trophy). Amalia<br />

Worsfold ­Visual Art, German<br />

(German Embassy Prize), Level<br />

1Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award.<br />

Lily Zhen ­Top Scholar in<br />

Mathematics (<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council Prize and Year<br />

11 Mathematics Cup), Top<br />

Scholar in Science (Gordon<br />

Binsted Cup and <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District Council Prize),<br />

Accounting (Brophy Knight<br />

Limited Prize), Digital<br />

Information Technology<br />

(Rosalie Begg Memorial Award<br />

and Heartland Technology<br />

Prize and Alison MacGregor<br />

Cup) ­joint award, Japanese<br />

(Ton’s Thai Award), Level 1<br />

Excellence Award, AshColl<br />

Way Award.<br />

Citizenship<br />

Thistle Masonic Lodge Prize ­<br />

Phoebe McKenzie.<br />

Top Scholar in Year 11<br />

ASHBURTON HIGH<br />

SCHOOL CENTENNIAL<br />

TRUST TOP SCHOLAR<br />

AWARD ­Lily Zhen.<br />

RESULTS<br />

Tinwald Cycling Club<br />

The evergreenPaul Williams<br />

made every post awinner on<br />

Sunday when securing victory in<br />

Tinwald CyclingClub’s, Aaron<br />

Stewart Memorial, McDonald<br />

Family Restaurant, 48km handicap<br />

event around the Grahams Road<br />

block.<br />

Williams and his co-markers<br />

found the front of the race on the<br />

final lap and kept the pace solid<br />

ensuringthe chasinggroups were<br />

kept at bay. Williams boldly jumped<br />

clear of his bunch in asolo bid for<br />

glory in the final kilometre and held<br />

on strongly to claim the win.<br />

EamonHooper showed aclean<br />

set of heels in the sprint to the line<br />

to secure second place. Glen Moore<br />

produced atop effort to seize the<br />

final podiumposition.<br />

Dave Shurrock turned the clock<br />

back, pullingout astrong finish to<br />

take fourth place. Don Morrisonand<br />

Toresa Hooper were in the thick of<br />

the finish to roundout the top six.<br />

Back marker Thomas Audeau took<br />

fastest time honours, riding the<br />

course in 70.39.<br />

Co-markers Tony Ward and Cole<br />

Harris recorded second and third<br />

time.<br />

The juniors and division2<br />

contested a16km handicapevent.<br />

Louie Audeau secured ahard<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College Year 9A bowler Callum Begg pictured during<br />

winning play on Saturday against Rolleston at <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain.<br />

Beggbowled an impressive six wickets for eight runs off 3.4 overs<br />

during the game, and team mate Jake Douglas got two wickets for<br />

nine runs off three overs. <strong>Ashburton</strong> won the toss and elected to<br />

bowl first. Rolleston were all bowled out for <strong>30</strong>. <strong>Ashburton</strong> then<br />

got the runs required with aloss of three wickets.<br />

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fought victory, winning the bunch<br />

sprinttolift the winners trophy. Back<br />

markerFlynn Turnbull claimed<br />

second place and in doing so also<br />

lifted fastest time honours, riding the<br />

distance in 27.47.<br />

Jack Hooper produced another<br />

solid ride to take third place.<br />

Thomas Stevenson and Charlotte<br />

Stevenson rounded out the top five.<br />

Division 2places couldn’t be split<br />

with Rachel Shurrock and Alan<br />

Johns recording first equal placings.<br />

Next week the club will travel to Mt<br />

Somers to contest a48km handicap<br />

event.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> MSA Outdoors<br />

Bowls<br />

22 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>: The first<br />

night of the Wilson Windscreens<br />

sponsored J8 singles competition<br />

got under way at 6pm at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> MSAbowling club green<br />

(115 Racecourse Rd, <strong>Ashburton</strong>).<br />

The bowls played by all<br />

participants was of ahigh standard,<br />

which showed that the future of<br />

bowls in <strong>Ashburton</strong> is in good<br />

hands.<br />

The condition of the green and<br />

the fine weather both played their<br />

part in getting this competition off to<br />

agreat start. It is amixed<br />

competition with the women<br />

showing that they were very much<br />

the equal of males opponents.<br />

Play will continue for the next six<br />

weeks every Wednesday night<br />

commencing at 6pm.<br />

Once the pool play is completed<br />

there will be afinals night contested<br />

by all players.<br />

If you are interested in bowls this is<br />

agreat chance to come along and<br />

watch our up and coming bowlers.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> ladies golf<br />

Tuesday 21st <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>:<br />

Ambrose: Pauline Bell/Eleanor<br />

Sullivan- 66.5, Shirley Field/Lynn<br />

Small –68.5, Hilary Ward/Daphne<br />

McDonell –68.75.<br />

Brandon Challenge: 1st-Brenda<br />

Fechney, 2nd-Vicki Moore, 3rd<br />

equal-Heather Roberton/Alison<br />

McGregor. Nearest the Pins: No 4<br />

Chevalier Farm Ltd –Lynn Small, No<br />

8Samantha Rose Flowers –Bev<br />

Turton, No 12 Lynn’s Small Salon –<br />

Fiona Williamson, No 14 Todd’s of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> –Bev Chinn.Twos:<br />

Barbara Davidson- No. 14.<br />

Mid Canterbury Social<br />

Wheelers<br />

22nd Nov <strong>2023</strong>. 26 riders ,16km<br />

Fords Road out and home. 1st<br />

Eamon Hooper 31m 04s. 2nd Isabell<br />

Wall <strong>30</strong>m 35s. 3rd Ryan Gallagher<br />

<strong>30</strong>m 36s. 4th Jack Hooper 28m 43s.<br />

5th Chris Gilbert 28m 46s. 6th<br />

Toresa Hooper 29m 47s. 7th Kenny<br />

Johnston 29m 49s. 8th Don Sutton<br />

25m 56s. 10th Simon Holland 25m<br />

57s. 10th Ross Templeton 25m 59s.<br />

11th Charlotte Neal 26m 01s. 12th<br />

Mark Smitheram 26m 07s. 13th<br />

Tony Ward 22m 24s F/T. 14th Cole<br />

Harris 22m 25s 2f/t. 15th Chris Reid<br />

22m 25s 3f/t. 16th Oli Nicholls 23m<br />

15s. 4f/t. 17th Michael Gallagher<br />

23m 16s 5f/t. 18th Ralph Thompsett<br />

23m 16s 6f/t. 19th Emma Waite 23m<br />

16s 7f/t. 20th Jelle Hendricksen 25m<br />

27s. 21st Nick Grijns 25m 28s. 22nd<br />

Mark Summerfield 23m 18s 8f/t.<br />

23rd Paul Brake 25m 29s. 24th Coco<br />

Watson 33m <strong>30</strong>s .25th Paul Hands<br />

33m 42s. 26th Alex Hooper 27m<br />

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“I’m interested in knowing what myhome is<br />

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Tracey Frost<br />

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TRACEY FROST<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> 255 Cameron Street<br />

Hampstead 148 Chalmers Avenue<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 55 Short Street<br />

Allenton 15 Mason Place<br />

Open Home<br />

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Dream Townhouse!<br />

Nestled in asunny and desirablelocation close to town is this exceptional<br />

two-bedroom townhouse.Step inside and experience the perfect blend of<br />

comfort, style, and convenience. With recent renovations and thoughtful<br />

upgrades,this property offers atruly inviting living experience.<br />

The townhouse boasts two generously-sized bedrooms, providing ample<br />

space for your family or guests.<br />

Your own oasis<br />

Discover your own oasis with this stunning and uniquely designed home<br />

that encompasses exceptional indoor/outdoor living. Thisproperty<br />

features breathtaking outdoor entertaining areas complete with abar and<br />

outdoor lounge, providing theperfect setting for gatherings with friends<br />

and family. Immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor experience that also<br />

includes aspa and barbecue.<br />

Shortwalk to town<br />

Discover this immaculate gem of ahome, perfectly situated in close<br />

proximity to the town centre, with the convenience of supermarkets and<br />

churches just moments away. The generous living areas will captivate you,<br />

featuring aspacious lounge heated by amodern heat pump,whilea<br />

sunroom offers an inviting retreat.<br />

Renovationscomplete<br />

From the sun drenched open planliving to the spacious kitchen and four<br />

bedrooms, this home will offer something foreveryone! Split over three<br />

levelswithgreat flow, you'llstep insideand be welcomed by the grand<br />

entrance leading up to the large open plan living featuring entertainers<br />

kitchen, walkinpantry and storagegalore; alloverlook andopening out to<br />

the private back yard.<br />

For Sale Buyers $425,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 9.15 -9.45am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU166205<br />

For Sale Buyers $639,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 10.00 -10.<strong>30</strong>am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU17<strong>30</strong>32<br />

For Sale Buyers $545,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 10.00 -10.<strong>30</strong>am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU172102<br />

For Sale Buyers $675,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 10.00 -10.<strong>30</strong>am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU116919<br />

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Hampstead 13B Wellington Street<br />

Hampstead 60a Chalmers Avenue<br />

Allenton 17 Cavendish Street<br />

Netherby 26 Braebrook Drive<br />

Open Home<br />

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Close to town<br />

Discover the perfect blend of comfort and convenience in this charming<br />

two-story townhouse. As you step inside, you're greeted by alovely and<br />

sunny living area that flows perfectly into an open-plan dining and kitchen<br />

space. The environment is ideal for entertaining and relaxation, with<br />

plenty ofnatural light to create awarm, welcoming atmosphere.<br />

Lock up andleave<br />

This seven year old low maintenance home is nestled on arear section<br />

down aprivate driveway, not farfrom central <strong>Ashburton</strong>. It has three<br />

double bedrooms plus asinglebedroom or large office, the master has an<br />

ensuite and walkinrobe. The heart of the home has an open plan kitchen,<br />

spacious dining and living space that leads on to aseparate lounge.<br />

Simplystunning<br />

Renovated character home withmodern touches. Stylish black kitchen<br />

overlooking open plan living,new log fire and flooring throughout,<br />

spacious bedrooms, indoor/outdoor living with great size section and<br />

storage. Gas hot water, HRV, insulation, this home has been lovingly<br />

renovated, now you can enjoy it.<br />

Timeless&spacious<br />

Oamaru stone home with atouch of cedar. This generous familyhome is<br />

sited on acorner section in apopular modern sub-division. Wellfenced for<br />

security and avery quiet location. Alargefoyer leads you into avery<br />

spacious open area which has an internal kitchen with allthe modern<br />

appliances. Your dining spaceand living are also here and exterior doors<br />

lead to an undercover patio area.<br />

ForSale Buyers $379,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 10.00 -10.<strong>30</strong>am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU169018<br />

For Sale Buyers $645,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 10.45 -11.15am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU174400<br />

For Sale Buyers $540,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 10.45 -11.15am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU173848<br />

For Sale Buyers $765,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 10.45 -11.15am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU172435<br />

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Netherby 55A Princes Street<br />

Allenton 29 James Street<br />

Tinwald 9Graham Street<br />

Allenton <strong>30</strong> CharlesworthDrive<br />

Open Home<br />

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Perfect on Princes<br />

Discover the perfect retreat in this immaculate two-year-old quality-built<br />

home. Step into aworld of comfort and style, featuring adelightful<br />

kitchen, dining, and living spaceheated byaheat pump with aseamless<br />

transition to acharming patiovia sliding doors. Enjoyprivatemoments in<br />

the separate lounge, offeringversatility andspace for all your needs.<br />

Like brand new<br />

Enjoy modern living in this near new three bedroom townhousebuilt in<br />

early <strong>2023</strong> .The sun-drenched kitchen, dining, and living areas seamlessly<br />

flow,adorned with sliding doors opening to aprivate patio-a haven for<br />

entertaining. Ample storage throughout including astudy nook ensures<br />

functionality, while the bathroom boasts ashower and vanity,<br />

complemented by aseparate toilet.<br />

Graham street gem<br />

Discover your dream home in this immaculate three-bedroom home built<br />

between 2000-2010. Boasting three spacious double bedrooms, each with<br />

ample wardrobespace, this house offers comfort and convenience. The<br />

sunny kitchen, dining, and living areas create awarm and inviting<br />

atmosphere, perfect for family gatherings and entertaining.<br />

Space and convenience<br />

This home offers aharmonious blend of style, comfort, and functionality.<br />

Step into entranceway which leads to the heart of this home, wherethe<br />

light-filled kitchen, dining, and living areas await you. The spacious layout<br />

is designed to create an inviting and vibrant atmosphere. Theabundance<br />

of natural light floods through large windows, filling the rooms with a<br />

warm and cheerful ambiance.<br />

ForSale Buyers $668,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 10.45 -11.15am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU117240<br />

For Sale Buyers $635,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 10.45 -11.15am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU173710<br />

For Sale Buyers $538,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 11.<strong>30</strong> -12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU83317<br />

For Sale Buyers $835,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 11.<strong>30</strong> -12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU164066<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> 48 William Street<br />

Allenton 169A Middle Road<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 27 Aitken Street<br />

Tinwald 59 McMurdo Street<br />

Open Home<br />

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Easy stroll into town<br />

Agreat opportunity for those wishing to enjoy the many advantages of<br />

living really handy to town. Twogood sized bedrooms with ample living<br />

areas,being aseparate kitchen adjoining dining area and an additional<br />

living/lounge area with heat pump. Bath and good sized laundry that also<br />

has ashower. Good range of outbuildings including coveredBBQ area,a<br />

tunnel house and separate shed.<br />

Park views<br />

Fantastic opportunity awaitstoown this superb townhouse!Sunlight<br />

floods through the kitchen, dining, and living spaces, offering picturesque<br />

views of Argyle Park just across the road. This two-bedroom gem features<br />

spacious double bedrooms, aseparate toilet and bathroom, and a<br />

seamlessly connected laundry leading to an attached single garage.<br />

Charming bungalow<br />

Charming 1940's bungalow beckons you with its timeless allure! Step into<br />

adelightful entranceway that leads to acozy lounge adorned with a<br />

compliant logfire, perfect for winter nights. French doors open to a<br />

spacious kitchen/dining and living area, complemented by aheat pump<br />

for year-round comfort. This home boasts three double bedrooms, and the<br />

bathroom features ashub,vanity, and toilet.<br />

Makemeyours!<br />

Move into this three bedroom, permanent material home and enjoy the<br />

updated kitchen, open plan living with heat pump, spacious bedrooms,<br />

central bathroom and separatetoilet -plus the great size sectionwith<br />

FOUR car garaging! Completelyre-wired and insulated ceiling,this home is<br />

readyand waiting foryou to move in. Westfacing patio forsummer BBQ's<br />

and fully fenced.<br />

For Sale Buyers $440,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 11.<strong>30</strong> -12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU170783<br />

For Sale Buyers $490,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 11.<strong>30</strong> -12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU171549<br />

For Sale Buyers $398,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 11.<strong>30</strong> -12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU173759<br />

For Sale Buyers $415,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 11.<strong>30</strong> -12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU171478<br />

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Allenton <strong>30</strong> Catherwood Avenue<br />

Allenton 6BalmoralPlace<br />

Tinwald 146 McMurdo Street<br />

Allenton 40 Churchill Avenue<br />

Open Home<br />

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Picturesque location<br />

Introducing your dream home, aspacious and elegant four-bedroom<br />

retreat with an office, nestled in aprestigious address.The master<br />

bedroomexudes luxury, boasting agenerous sized ensuite, walk-in<br />

wardrobe,acharming window seat and French doorsthat opentoa<br />

tranquil outdoorpatio.The other threebedrooms each have theirown<br />

built-in robes andthe office also has good storage.<br />

Makeityour own<br />

Discover the epitome of spacious living in this five-bedroom residence,<br />

conveniently situated inthe sought-afterAllentonarea. This stunning<br />

home offersafunctional layout withtwo bedrooms on thelower level and<br />

three on theupper,each boastinggenerous wardrobes for all your storage<br />

needs.<br />

First homefor Christmas?<br />

With its threebedrooms andsunny outlook, this home would makethe<br />

perfect first home.Sunny lounge and adjoining kitchen, good size<br />

bedrooms, central bathroom,spacious laundry withinternalaccess to the<br />

singlegarage offering plenty of space for extra storageand workbench.<br />

Mostly re-roofed and featuringsome doubleglazing, this home is located<br />

on acorner sectionwithspacious lawn.<br />

Preparetobeimpressed<br />

Welcome to this often admiredstylish family home in the heart of<br />

Allenton. Here is arareopportunity to own alarge modernisedquality<br />

family home with character. With four doublebedrooms, two wellappointed<br />

bathrooms with underfloor heatingand threetoilets, there is<br />

plenty of room for the family here. Thegenerous lounge is complete with<br />

gorgeous Frenchdoors.<br />

For Sale Buyers $985,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 12.15 - 12.45pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU118709<br />

For Sale Buyers$550,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 12.15 - 12.45pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU171791<br />

For Sale Buyers $390,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 12.15-12.45pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU171172<br />

For Sale Buyers $720,000+<br />

View Sat 2Dec 1.00 - 1.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU166913<br />

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Tinwald 29 Roxburgh Place<br />

Allenton 56D Harrison Street<br />

Allenton 1Cross Street<br />

Hampstead 6Strowan Avenue<br />

Town living, rural outlook!<br />

This beautiful family home featuresopen plan living with spacious dining<br />

andloungearea, heated by pelletfire andheatpump. The home is<br />

complemented nicely by the indoor-outdoor flow, onto alargedeck with<br />

shade sail for summer days,with adesirable rural outlook and privacy. The<br />

home features three large double bedrooms all with built in storage,<br />

master has awalk-in robe and ensuite.<br />

Brand new townhouse<br />

Welcome to the epitome of modern living, righthereinAllenton! If you're<br />

searching for aplace thatcombines style,convenience, andcomfort, look<br />

no further. Step inside and be captivated by the stylish kitchen, equipped<br />

with quality appliances thatmakecooking abreeze. As youmake your<br />

waydown thehallway, you'll find twobedrooms withcentral bathroom<br />

plus asunny mastersuite.<br />

Aplace to call home<br />

Atwo-storey familyhome on thepopular CrossStreet. Thegroundfloor<br />

boaststwo well-appointedbedrooms,aconvenientshower room, a<br />

separate toilet,and apractical laundry area, making it perfect for a<br />

growing family.Ascendthe stairs,and you'll be greeted by aspacious<br />

master bedroomwithtwo doublewardrobes tocater to all your storage<br />

needs.<br />

Uniqueinvestment opportunity<br />

High specarchitectural build show home.The flagship for JennianHomes.<br />

Theopportunity exists here to buythis beautiful home and then lease it<br />

back to thevendors at ainviting return. Fourdouble bedrooms with the<br />

masterensuite having alarge tiled shower. Also aseparate make up area<br />

as wellasawalk in robe. Thebathroom andseparate toiletare equally<br />

impressive.<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU172497<br />

For Sale $725,000<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU170224<br />

ForSale Buyers $525,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU171081<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU169024<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> 96 Burnett Street<br />

Tinwald 128 Johnstone Street<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 14 Beach Road East<br />

Executive modern living &space<br />

A4.4700 ha lifestyle propertythat canbeutilised for many different<br />

enterprises.Situated at theend of aquiet road and only astroll from the<br />

town boundary. Featuringa2015 substantial family home with<br />

immaculategardens andpool area andwithaseparate double garage.<br />

Substantial sheds, calfrearing, storage or for contractors to utilise.<br />

Captureyour imagination!<br />

This 2.0152 ha propertysitsonthe eastern fringes of the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

township.Zoned ResidentialCand already in two titles, a1.5652 ha parcel<br />

that encompassesthe threebedroom family home,garaging and<br />

shedding. Afurtherparcel comprisinga4,500m2barelandtitle sits on the<br />

front lotofthe property with aseparate entrancewayand is split into two<br />

paddocks.<br />

ForSale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL162653<br />

Deadline Sale closes 12.00pm Thu<strong>30</strong>Nov<br />

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

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL174404<br />

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MurrayYoung<br />

027 434 0942<br />

Chris Murdoch<br />

027 434 2545<br />

Greg Jopson<br />

027 447 4382<br />

Kirsty Clay<br />

027 <strong>30</strong>8 7557<br />

KarenMcRae<br />

027 436 4146<br />

Leah Harrison<br />

027 737 2489<br />

Seize the opportunity!<br />

Unlock the potential of your businesswiththis distinguished twostory<br />

office block nestled in an excellent central location. This<br />

property is situated in the heart of it all, ensuring easy accessibility<br />

and maximum visibility for both yourclients and staff. Thetwo<br />

spacious boardrooms and 28 offices provide the versatility to adapt<br />

your business requirements to suit. Enhance teamcollaboration and<br />

camaraderie in aspacious staff room, offering acomfortable<br />

environment for breaks and informal meetings. CurrentNational<br />

BuildingStandard (NBS) of 35%.<br />

Deadline Sale closes Tuesday 19th<br />

December,<strong>2023</strong> at 4.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior)<br />

View Byappointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AC174387<br />

MelPerriton<br />

022 175 0780<br />

Charlotte Evans<br />

021 971 801<br />

Hamish Niles<br />

027 435 6265<br />

Paddy Strange<br />

027 491 5259<br />

Robert Harnett<br />

027 432 3562<br />

JasonRickard<br />

027 245 8495<br />

Benefitfromthe flexibility of Business Azoning, allowingfor awide<br />

range of commercial activities.<br />

HamishNiles AREINZ<br />

M 027 435 6265<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> 1005 Longbeach Road<br />

Tinwald 202 Fords Road<br />

Open Home<br />

8.3 ha -Fastidious on Fords Road<br />

Fresh to the market this recently renovated threebedroom homeincluding new fully<br />

enclosed coloursteel workshop will appeal too many. Acomplete makeover of the<br />

bathroom with newmodern and tastefulfittings including aluxury freestanding claw foot<br />

bath and large showerwith rain head. The kitchen is light andbrightwith laminate<br />

flooring, dishwasher, freestanding oven, plenty of storage andbench space overlooking the<br />

living room to the outdoor patio area. Open plan living with freestanding log burner and<br />

heat pump for heating plus the addedbonus of HRV. Re-carpeting and painting<br />

throughout the home.<br />

3 1 2 4<br />

DeadlineSale closes Tuesday 12th<br />

December, <strong>2023</strong> at 12.00pm, (unless<br />

soldprior), Property Brokers<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Sat 2Dec 11.00 -12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL174198<br />

Allenton 182 Methven Highway<br />

New Listing<br />

95.02 ha -Quintessential class<br />

"Rostrevor" located in the highly regarded Eiffelton farming<br />

area-16km from <strong>Ashburton</strong>, is aquintessential rural homestead and<br />

landholding that exudes classand quality. The "jewel in thecrown" of<br />

this property is the homestead reached by tree lined driveway and<br />

situated amongst mature park-like landscaped grounds. Asheltered,<br />

private enclave with character and charm, typical of an English manor<br />

with an immediate appeal that will captivate and provide an<br />

investment for your family nowand future generations.<br />

The 95 hectare irrigated farm consists of three titles with quality<br />

Wakanui/Longbeach soils, providing asound base for intensive<br />

arable/horticultural or livestock land use.<br />

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Deadline Sale closes Thursday 14th<br />

December, <strong>2023</strong> at 12.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior), Property Brokers<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR171814<br />

Greg Jopson<br />

M 027 447 4382<br />

8.0 ha -Lifestyle, Horticultural, Commercial<br />

Positioned on the edge of <strong>Ashburton</strong> and situated conveniently to all servicesand<br />

amenitiesfor awide range of lifestyle,businessorcommercialoptions. Currently the<br />

property has income streams from well established tenants over thefour bedroom home,<br />

large storage shed and full nursery operation. In addition there is alarge sixbay shed,<br />

office complexand balance of land irrigated from its own welland groundwater consent.<br />

The property with its position, and infrastructure lends itself to further development a<br />

businesslease or commercial investment.The nursery operation providespurchasers with a<br />

keyasset to develop.<br />

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DeadlineSale closes Friday15th<br />

December, <strong>2023</strong> at 12.00pm, (unless<br />

soldprior), Property Brokers, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL117234<br />

Willowby 226 Fords Road<br />

Mayfield 425 Mayfield Valetta Road<br />

10 ha -Business and lifestyle combination<br />

We are pleased to offer this unique combinationofalifestyle withmodern family home<br />

with large 252m2 wide-span shed plus office annex, additional 4bay enclosed shed all on<br />

10 hectares. Located ashort 2kmdrive and minutes fromall <strong>Ashburton</strong> services and<br />

amenities this is arear titlethat enjoys privacy, shelter and enviable rural and mountain<br />

views.Properties with this range and quality of home plus infrastructure are rarely available<br />

and will suit awide range of buyers. From operation of abusiness, suitable for rural<br />

servicing, engineering or trades through to great storagefor vehicle's, collectors or DIY.<br />

4 2 6+<br />

For Sale By Negotiation +GST (if any)<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR170795<br />

272.44 ha -Dairy support<br />

This 272 ha dairy support/finishing property is located on Mayfield Valetta Road which is<br />

approximately 25 minuteswestof<strong>Ashburton</strong> and5km north of Mayfield. Havingastrong<br />

dairy support history, farms of this quality seldom come to themarket. An executive four<br />

bedroom homestead, excellent second home,great infrastructure,excellent pasturesand<br />

pivotirrigation make this thetotal package. Excellentstandalonebusiness or dairy support<br />

for the largerdairy farmer. This property is currently leased until 1st September 2024. A<br />

quality farm with excellent irrigation systems,top quality homestead plus good second<br />

home.<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR167205<br />

Staveley 289 Winterslow Road<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 1509 Maronan Valetta Road<br />

24.68 ha-Winterslow Lodge<br />

"Winterslow Lodge" is positioned overlooking theCanterbury Plains with panoramic views<br />

of outstanding natural and mountain landscapes. We areprivileged to offer this rarely<br />

available opportunity of alifetime in the highly regarded Staveley-foothills area. Featuring<br />

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NEW LISTING | SALE BY AUCTION | OPEN HOME<br />

20 GRAYBURN ROAD 4 3 9<br />

STYLISH LIFESTYLE CLOSE TO TOWN<br />

Introducing a splendid 4-bedroom haven,<br />

spanning an impressive 2<strong>30</strong> square meters. The<br />

master suite is a realm of comfort, featuring a<br />

luxurious ensuite bathroom, complete with awalkin<br />

wardrobe, ensuring privacy &elegance. With a<br />

total of three bathrooms, this home epitomizes<br />

comfort &sophistication. For Sale by Auction On<br />

Site on Thursday, 18th January 2024 at 12pm at 20<br />

Grayburn Road, Elgin (unless sold prior).<br />

For Sale by Auction<br />

View<br />

Saturday 1.<strong>30</strong> -2.00pm<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/APHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

8ELIZABETH AVENUE 2 1 2<br />

MOTIVATED VENDOR/1ST HOME BUYERS<br />

This property provides ample space<br />

for outdoor activities & potential future<br />

developments. Modern appliances & lots<br />

of storage space, cosy wood fire, tandem<br />

garage orworkshop space. Located in the<br />

heartofRakaia, offerseasy access to schools,<br />

recreational facilities, nearby river and parks,<br />

approximately 45 minutes to Christchurch.<br />

For Sale Offers Over $409,000<br />

View<br />

Saturday 10.00 -10.<strong>30</strong>am<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AGHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

47 MICHAEL STREET 3 1 2<br />

FIRST HOME DREAM/INVESTOR<br />

This character home, with amodern kitchen<br />

and open plan living has plenty on offer.<br />

The wooden burner to keep you warm in<br />

the winter and sun streaming in the kitchen<br />

window. Situated in an ideal location close to<br />

primary schools and pre schools just around<br />

the corner.Ample parking and sheds to enjoy<br />

with your favourite hobby’s.<br />

For Sale Offers Over $449,000<br />

View<br />

Saturday 10.45 -11.15am<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AJHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

114 ALBERT STREET 3 1 6<br />

ENTRY LIFESTYLE, GARAGING GALORE<br />

Located on town boundary, this Superb<br />

affordable lifestyle is what you been<br />

waiting for. Outdoor entertainment area to<br />

enjoy relaxing admiring Stunning views of<br />

mountains, and children running around<br />

spacious large lifestyle section. Paddock for<br />

your horse with 2bay shed includes astable.<br />

Parking and shedding for vehicles to be<br />

undercover.<br />

For Sale Price By Negotiation<br />

View<br />

Saturday 12.00 -12.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AEHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

55 BEACH ROAD 3 1 4<br />

CALLING ALL D-I-YER’S &PROPERTY INVESTORS!!<br />

This property has potential plus with its large<br />

land area of 1083m² there could be the<br />

possibility to subdivide (SUBJECT TO COUNCIL<br />

APPROVAL) to build investment properties or<br />

if you have aflair for D.I.Y end results, then<br />

this 3-bedroom, 1 sunroom/hobby room<br />

character home could be transformed to<br />

accommodate your living needs.<br />

For Sale Offers Over $349,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AAHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Debbie Simmons 027 282 8777<br />

54 HAVELOCK STREET 2 1 1<br />

DREAM HOME IN ALLENTON<br />

Featuring two spacious bedrooms and a<br />

well-appointed bathroom, this home is<br />

perfect for a small family or individuals<br />

looking foracozyretreat. The open-plan living<br />

area provides ample space for relaxation<br />

and entertainment, while the kitchen boasts<br />

modern appliances and plenty of storage.<br />

this property is conveniently close to<br />

everything, all the local amenities, schools,<br />

parks, and hospitals.<br />

For Sale Offers Over $399,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

Wljhooker.co.nz/9SHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 <strong>30</strong>8 6885<br />

1425 LAKE BRUNNER ROAD 3 1 -<br />

DISCOVER SERENITY &SPLENDOR<br />

Sprawling across a generous 8000m²,<br />

divided into 2 titles, this haven offers not<br />

only spacious living with 2-3 bdrms but<br />

also atreasure trove of facilities. Imagine a<br />

practical carport, avast 2Bay shed, asingle<br />

bay shed, & a workshop - perfect for all<br />

your storage, hobbies, &creative pursuits.<br />

For Sale Offers Over $399,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AMHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 <strong>30</strong>8 6885<br />

2313 ARUNDEL RAKAIA GORGE ROAD<br />

LIFESTYLE WITH EXTRA’S<br />

Located40Minutes’ drive fromMount Hutt Ski<br />

Field. 22 minutes to <strong>Ashburton</strong> with Mayfield<br />

only 3 minutes’ away this property is well<br />

positioned for a lifestyle of peace & quiet.<br />

If you’re looking to build that dream home,<br />

or maybe somewhere to park the tractor<br />

collection then look no further , with stunning<br />

mountain views &ariver at your doorstep<br />

there isplenty for the whole family to see.<br />

For Sale Price By Negotiation +GST (if any)<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/9HHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Debbie Simmons 027 282 8777<br />

74 DAVID STREET 3 1 1<br />

FAMILY HOME/BIT OF COUNTRY<br />

Wonderful family home with avery spacious<br />

back yard to enjoy your garden, raise the<br />

chickens, & children to kick a ball around<br />

plus drive through carport allowing vehicles/<br />

trailers through. This is a lifestyle to enjoy<br />

the touch of country in Hinds & have all<br />

the benefits oflocal pub, Superette, tennis<br />

courts, swimming pool, local school. Wood<br />

fire to keep warm in the cooler months.<br />

SOLD SOLD SOLD<br />

View<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/ACHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

95 CAMERON STREET 4 3 2<br />

SUPERB LOCATION/FAMILY HOME<br />

Substantial family home with the bonus of a<br />

study or 5th bedroom. Plenty of bathrooms<br />

to cater for a large family. The ultimate<br />

location within walking distance to all the<br />

amenities on aquiet street. Alarge kitchen<br />

with combined dining flowing into asunny<br />

lounge with awoodburner to keep you warm<br />

in winter.<br />

SOLD SOLD SOLD<br />

View<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/9UHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

Stephen Robertson<br />

Principal<br />

0274 731 112<br />

Manu Otene<br />

Sales &Listings<br />

022 <strong>30</strong>8 6885<br />

Julie Srhoy<br />

Sales &Listings<br />

021 354 885<br />

Debbie Simmons<br />

Sales &Listings<br />

027 282 8777<br />

Jan Smith<br />

Office Administration<br />

0800 554 274<br />

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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL<br />

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

RAKAIA 133 Elizabeth Avenue<br />

ANewly Built Retreat on Elizabeth Avenue<br />

Welcomehome! This newly constructed, stylishhome<br />

offers seamless open planliving, aspaciouskitchen,and<br />

anexpansive lounge with alog burner. Thishomefeatures<br />

two bedrooms,two bathrooms, and amastersuitewith an<br />

ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.Enjoysun soakeddecks, a<br />

fencedproperty with threebay garaging, andaman cave<br />

orworkshop. Close to schools andamenities.<br />

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY<br />

(UnlessSold Prior)<br />

Offers Over $680,000<br />

Closes 2.00pm, Wed 13 December<br />

VIEW<br />

12.00-12.<strong>30</strong>pm, Saturday 2December<br />

Cayla-Lee Collins | M 027341 0949<br />

Sam Gregory | M 021 0283 8791<br />

HAMPSTEAD 85A Oxford Street<br />

The Perfect Package!<br />

This attractive modern home is situated on aprivate rear<br />

section. Stylishand spacious,the open plan entertainer's<br />

kitchen, dining andliving areas enjoy all day sun, and<br />

open out to the private patio.Three good sized bedrooms,<br />

masterwith ensuite andpatio access. Heat pump, double<br />

glazing, separate laundry, doublegarage,garden shed,<br />

and spaciousyard complete this perfect package.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $579,000<br />

VIEW<br />

1.00-1.<strong>30</strong>pm, Saturday2December<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 322 8422<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38795<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38578<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

NETHERBY 24 Albert Street<br />

Bring Your Vision To Life!<br />

Charming solid red brick homewithtwo bedrooms and<br />

two living areas, it offersspace for both relaxation and<br />

entertainment. But that's not all -you have the flexibility to<br />

convert one of thoseliving areasintoathird bedroom.<br />

Located on acorner section, thisproperty comeswith a<br />

double garage and convenient off-streetparking. Ideal first<br />

home or investment property.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $429,000<br />

VIEW<br />

11.00-11.<strong>30</strong>am, Saturday 2December<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 322 8422<br />

TINWALD 176 Harland Street<br />

Family Favourite<br />

Step into the warmth andcomfort of this invitingthree<br />

bedroom home. Spaciousliving areabathed in natural<br />

lightand featuringtwo heatingoptions. One of the<br />

standout featuresisthe rearfamilysized section andfor<br />

those with hobbiesorneedaworkshopthe largedouble<br />

garage is atrueasset. Plenty of off street parking for the<br />

boat, caravan or trailer.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $479,000<br />

VIEW<br />

10.00-10.<strong>30</strong>am, Saturday2December<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 322 8422<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38<strong>30</strong>3<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38703<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

HAMPSTEAD 101 Chalmers Avenue<br />

Two-Bedroom Unit in Prime Location!<br />

This unithas been thoughtfully designedwith your<br />

comfort in mind. The sunny openfloorplanseamlessly<br />

connectsthe living, dining, and kitchen areas. Two<br />

spacious bedrooms, indoor/outdoor flow to covered patio<br />

and private back yard. Single garage, internalaccess,<br />

situated in aprime location close to town.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $399,000<br />

VIEW<br />

12.00-12.<strong>30</strong>pm,Saturday 2December<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 322 8422<br />

METHVEN 2Westward Way<br />

Powerful Views, Premium Location!<br />

Nestledonthe outskirts of Methven, this two-storeyhome<br />

boasts uninterruptedviews of Mt Hutt andthe Methven<br />

Golf Course.The open planlayout, abundant natural light<br />

andversatile design create awarm andwelcoming<br />

atmosphere. Well appointedbedrooms, spacious section<br />

with the potential for furtherdevelopment, this property<br />

offers comfortand endlessopportunities.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $1.095M<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Dan van der Salm | M 021 918 233<br />

Sam Gregory | M 021 0283 8791<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38033<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38077<br />

ALLENTON 34 AndrewStreet<br />

Superb Opportunity!<br />

Still looking for that perfect affordablefirst home?Freshly<br />

updatedinterior and sunny open plan livingwith an<br />

inbuilt log fire, ceiling and underfloor insulation.Anorth<br />

facing sunroom off lounge withoptionsfor office,hobby<br />

orthird room? An award winning gardenisacredittothe<br />

vendorsand complimented with garage, woodshedand<br />

large ultility room all of which havepowerconnection.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $375,000<br />

VIEW<br />

By AppointmentOnly<br />

Stephen Watson<br />

M 027 433 9695<br />

HINDS 40 RogersStreet<br />

Country Town Living<br />

Are you searchingfor the perfect blend of country charm<br />

andmodern convenience? Look no further, as we have a<br />

fantastic opportunity foryou!This lovely lifestyle property<br />

isnestled on threetitles. Spacious open plan living opens<br />

out to the deckand gardenfor fantasticsummer living.<br />

Threebedrooms,greatgaraging,off street parking plus a<br />

littlepaddock forasheeportwo.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $564,000<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 322 8422<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38731<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38575<br />

PGG Wri sLindaFogartylicensed under R elping growthe country<br />

BusinessDevelopment<br />

Manager<br />

M 027294 4818<br />

Calvin Leen<br />

NorthOtago,Mid &South<br />

CanterburySalesManager<br />

M 027 453 0950<br />

Stephen Watson<br />

Lifestyle&Residential<br />

M027 433 9695<br />

Deborah Roberts<br />

Residential &Lifestyle<br />

M021 075 2180<br />

TomokoWright<br />

Lifestyle&Residential<br />

M021 124 6412<br />

Mark Hanrahan<br />

RuralSales<br />

M027 432 4028<br />

JeffDonaldson<br />

Rural&Lifestyle<br />

M027 265 1290<br />

Robin Ford<br />

Rural Sales<br />

M027 433 6883<br />

TimGallagher<br />

Rural&Lifestyle Sales<br />

M 027801 2888<br />

Dan vander Salm<br />

Rural&Lifestyle Sales<br />

M021 918 233<br />

Sam Gregory<br />

Residential &Lifestyle<br />

M021 0283 8791<br />

Cayla Collins<br />

Residential &Lifestyle<br />

M027 341 0949<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

Lifestyle &Residential<br />

andProperty Manager<br />

M027 322 8422<br />

RobynLeggett<br />

Property Manager<br />

M027 214 3870<br />

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under theREAA2008<br />

Helping grow thecountry


RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL<br />

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT<br />

MOUNT SOMERS 6Pattons Road<br />

Ready for aChange of Pace?<br />

This timeless home nestled on 8,909sqmoffers comfort<br />

and convenience. Open planlivingareas heated by alog<br />

burner and HRV system. The indoor outdoor flow is<br />

exceptional, featuring outdoor dining, apizza oven, BBQ<br />

area, and Mount Hutt Skifield views. With five bedrooms,<br />

including amaster suite, second lounge, andspacious<br />

rumpus area, this home accommodates all needs.<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Sam Gregory | M 021 0283 8791<br />

Dan van der Salm | M 021918 233<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38337<br />

METHVEN 131 Main Street<br />

AQuality Cafe in Enviable Main Street Location<br />

Exceptional business opportunity! Molecule is aflourishing<br />

and wellestablished Methven Café with aproven track<br />

record of profitability. Ample seating for over60guests,<br />

enjoying year round patronagefrom bothlocals and<br />

visitors and serving an average of 25kg of coffee per week.<br />

This opportunityincludes afully equipped commercial<br />

kitchen, cabinetry, office, staff facilities, andstorage.<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH383<strong>30</strong><br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

Plus GST (if any)<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Sam Gregory | M 021 0283 8791<br />

Peter Wilson | M 027 476 5329<br />

EIFFELTON 1742 Grahams Road<br />

Enchanting Lifestyle Property<br />

Embark on atransformative journey with the next<br />

chapter in your life! Uncover the hidden gems of this<br />

enchanting lifestyle property,where endless<br />

possibilitiesawait those with akeen vision. Situated<br />

just 18km from <strong>Ashburton</strong>, this3.67ha haven<br />

beckonswithamodern,open plan three bedroom<br />

home. Step intoaculinary paradise with a<br />

commercial kitchen boasting all the modern<br />

conveniencesorrelax in the spa on the back patio.<br />

The allure doesn't stop there..this property boasts a3<br />

bay hay shed surrounded by an orchid of delightful<br />

fruit trees and berry bushes. Act now to schedule a<br />

viewing.<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38756<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

VIEW<br />

By AppointmentOnly<br />

Jeff Donaldson<br />

M 027 265 1290<br />

Lyz Palmer<br />

M 027 215 9813<br />

ASHBURTON 390 East Street<br />

Vendors Instructions Are to SELL!!<br />

"High Turnover" supermarket with atargeted and very well<br />

supported local market withalong-term lease in place.<br />

The Bel Air supermarket is awell-established,familyowned<br />

and operated business that has supplied the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> area withall Indian, Pacifica and Asian food<br />

types for approximately the last 8years. Extremelystrong<br />

profit margins withroom to expand.<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

Plus GST (if any)<br />

Vendor Finance Options Available<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Jeff Donaldson | M 027 265 1290<br />

Peter Wilson | M 027 476 5329<br />

METHVEN Westward Way<br />

Exclusive Methven Golf Course Sections<br />

'Kakariki View' is an exclusive subdivision of lifestyle<br />

sections, located in Methven featuring 4000m2 freehold<br />

sections with uninterrupted views of Southern Alps and<br />

titles available now. Grab your clubs and walk off your<br />

deck onto the Methven Golf course, or bikeany of the<br />

local trails. Build your dreamholiday home, your forever<br />

home or simply land bank.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $420,000 GST<br />

Inclusive<br />

Dan van der Salm | M 021 918 233<br />

Sam Gregory | M 021 0283 8791<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH37960<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH35754<br />

MOUNT SOMERS 70 Hoods Road<br />

Investment Opportunity: Potential Subdivision<br />

The Mt Somers tavern presents alucrative investment<br />

opportunity in arapidly growingarea.WhileMtSomers<br />

has historically been knownasaquiet countrytown, the<br />

recent trend of remotework and thedesire to enjoy the<br />

outdoors hasbrought about significant changes. With its<br />

notable 4047m2 it presents potential subdivision<br />

opportunities.<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

Plus GST (if any)<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Jeff Donaldson<br />

M 027 265 1290<br />

ELGIN 152 Smithfield Road<br />

Where Town Meets Country<br />

This lovely lifestyle block, just on the outskirts of town, has<br />

astate-of-the-art security system and agated entrance<br />

that can be remotely operated by your mobile phone.<br />

Situated on 1.0996 hectares, this four bedroom, two<br />

bathroom home is fully fenced,has two 3bay sheds and is<br />

surrounded by mature trees, providing excellent privacy<br />

and shelter.<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

GSTInclusive<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Jeff Donaldson<br />

M 027 265 1290<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38065<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38314<br />

PGG Wri sLinda Fogartylicensed under R elpinggrow the country<br />

Business Development<br />

Manager<br />

M 027 294 4818<br />

Calvin Leen<br />

North Otago, Mid&South<br />

Canterbury Sales Manager<br />

M 027 453 0950<br />

Stephen Watson<br />

Lifestyle &Residential<br />

M027 433 9695<br />

DeborahRoberts<br />

Residential &Lifestyle<br />

M021 075 2180<br />

Tomoko Wright<br />

Lifestyle &Residential<br />

M021 124 6412<br />

Mark Hanrahan<br />

Rural Sales<br />

M027 432 4028<br />

JeffDonaldson<br />

Rural &Lifestyle<br />

M027 265 1290<br />

Robin Ford<br />

Rural Sales<br />

M027 4336883<br />

TimGallagher<br />

Rural &Lifestyle Sales<br />

M027 801 2888<br />

Dan vander Salm<br />

Rural &Lifestyle Sales<br />

M021 918 233<br />

Sam Gregory<br />

Residential &Lifestyle<br />

M021 0283 8791<br />

Cayla Collins<br />

Residential &Lifestyle<br />

M027 341 0949<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

Lifestyle &Residential<br />

andProperty Manager<br />

M027 322 8422<br />

RobynLeggett<br />

Property Manager<br />

M027 214 3870<br />

PGG Wrightson Real EstateLimited,licensedunderthe REAA2008<br />

Helping growthe country


Tammy McDougall<br />

Business Owner &Sales<br />

Consultant M 0274 727 535<br />

Phillip Kenny<br />

Principal<br />

M 027 475 3669<br />

Lisa Kenny<br />

Management Team<br />

M 027 6428200<br />

Natalie Harris<br />

Finance/Admin<br />

P (03) <strong>30</strong>8 6497<br />

JillLeonard<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274 982 500<br />

Della Glassey<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274 <strong>30</strong>8 124<br />

Tracey Henderson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274 058 064<br />

Sarah Everist<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 021 0828 5816<br />

AlexiaSloane<br />

Rental Manager<br />

M 027 776 6497<br />

Jemma Burch<br />

Operations &Compliance<br />

P (03) <strong>30</strong>8 6497<br />

Santana Reid<br />

Administrator<br />

P (03) <strong>30</strong>8 6497<br />

Contributor to realestate.co.nz<br />

harcourts.co.nz /(03) <strong>30</strong>8-6497


Tammy McDougall<br />

Business Owner &Sales<br />

Consultant M 0274 727 535<br />

Phillip Kenny<br />

Principal<br />

M 027 475 3669<br />

LisaKenny<br />

Management Team<br />

M 027642 8200<br />

Natalie Harris<br />

Finance/Admin<br />

P (03) <strong>30</strong>86497<br />

JillLeonard<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274982 500<br />

Della Glassey<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274<strong>30</strong>8 124<br />

TraceyHenderson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274058 064<br />

Sarah Everist<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 021 0828 5816<br />

Alexia Sloane<br />

Rental Manager<br />

M 027776 6497<br />

Jemma Burch<br />

Operations &Compliance<br />

P (03) <strong>30</strong>86497<br />

Santana Reid<br />

Administrator<br />

P (03) <strong>30</strong>86497<br />

Contributor to realestate.co.nz<br />

harcourts.co.nz /(03) <strong>30</strong>8-6497


Windwhistle Lot 38/623Coleridge Road<br />

546 sqm<br />

Asking Price $195,500<br />

View by appointment<br />

Aafke Baxter 027 463 9728 aafke.baxter@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Alpine living on the green<br />

Imagine waking up in an alpine wonderland with the bonus of agolf course on your doorstep. Lot 38 Tussock Lane in<br />

the world-renowned Terrace Downs Resort is the starting point of making those dreams areality. With vendors<br />

offshore and motivated to sell, now is the time to makethis546sqm (moreorless) elevated section yours. Nestled in a<br />

serene, private enclave where mountain views give way to manicured fairways, youare greeted with the perfect<br />

foundation forbuilding and living your alpine dream. If having an excellent work-life balance and the best of both<br />

worlds sounds like you, then this section is well worth considering.Conveniently located in the heart of Mid<br />

Canterbury, an hour from Christchurch InternationalAirport, just 20 minutesfrom the vibrant ski town of Methven and<br />

45 minutes from <strong>Ashburton</strong>, it is well positioned foradaily work or weekend commute.<br />

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bayleys.co.nz/5522496<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Rakaia 39 Rolleston Street<br />

2,023 sqm 4 1 1 2<br />

For Saleoffers invited over $460,000<br />

View Wed 6-6.<strong>30</strong>pm or by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 2224596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Timeless charm<br />

Situated on agenerous 2,023sqm (more or less) section, thisproperty boasts timeless features and recent updates.<br />

Located in the heart of Rakaia,this is the perfect propertyfor those wanting aproject.Apicturesque bullnose veranda<br />

at the front of the property is afeature that adds character and charm. Listed on the council Heritage listas‘category<br />

B’, there are some restrictions pertaining to the outside of the property. Thisclassicdesign element sets thetone for<br />

the rest of the home. The kitchen has been thoughtfully updated to blend contemporary amenities with the home's<br />

classic character. The house is constructed of double brick, alog fire in the living area provides warmth in the cooler<br />

months. The bathroom has also been renovated,offering afresh andstylishspace for your daily routines.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522441<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Methven 3A Lilley Place<br />

313 sqm 3 1 2<br />

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 14 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

3Deans Avenue, Chch<br />

View Sat 12-12.<strong>30</strong>pm or by appointment<br />

Simon Sharpin 027 631 8087 simon.sharpin@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Rosa Dekker 0274 655 387 rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Seamless townhouse lifestyle<br />

Showcasing the effortless nature of townhouse living, thisattractive three-bedroom property delivers lifestyle ease in<br />

Methven. The open plan living layout encompasses alight kitchen with practicalworkspace and plenty of storage.<br />

The living area opens outtothe privatefully fenced outdoor area withalarge deck area, perfect for entertainment<br />

while continuing the lowmaintenance themofthisattractive package. The layout offers flexible accommodation<br />

options with aversatile ground floor bedroom,alongside afourthroom which wouldmake agreat study or hobby<br />

room for added convenience. Afunctional combined bathroomand laundry and separatetoilet is also found<br />

downstairs, while upstairs, afamily bathroom comfortablyserves the two bedrooms.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522606<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Methven 19 Methven Chertsey Road<br />

683 sqm 3 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 2pm, Thu 7Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

View Sat 11-11.<strong>30</strong>am or by appointment<br />

Rosa Dekker 0274 655 387 rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Hidden treasure<br />

Welcome to 19 Methven ChertseyRoad, Methven. Nestled amongstestablished trees and shrubs this weatherboard<br />

bungalow presents an excitingproject for someone to take on and maketheir own, especially those whoare looking<br />

for avalue-add opportunity. Step inside and discover allthisproperty hastooffer. Featuringtwo lounges, there is<br />

plenty of room for friends and family or simply unwind after aday on the mountain. With three generouslyappointed<br />

bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home offers amplespace. Theestablished shrubs andtrees provide asecluded<br />

sanctuary foryou to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet on the deck area but also allow awide scopeofwhat is possible<br />

with the 683sqm section (subject to survey). Foryour vehicles, acarport provides secure and sheltered parking.<br />

Convenience is at your doorstep with the town centre just astone's throw away.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522614<br />

bayleys.co.nz


NEW LISTING<br />

Methven 11 ElmwoodFarm Lane<br />

3 1<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

RayKnight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Elmwoodhouse and landpackages<br />

Located in Methven,these house and land packages offer the opportunity to ownyour ownslice of paradise.<br />

Eightsections andpackages are available to choose from, ranging from 700sqm (more or less) to 9<strong>30</strong>sqm (more or<br />

less).<br />

Once construction commences, completionwill follow around twelve months later, meaning your architectural<br />

abodeisless than ayearaway.<br />

Promising lifestyle ease, you’ll be astroll fromthe localschools andcafes to offercomplete convenience. Contact us<br />

for more information on these houseand land packages.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522684<br />

Methven 10 Elmwood FarmLane<br />

3 2 2 2<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

RayKnight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Contemporaryresidence<br />

Contemporary finesse and design elegance willbeshowcasedatthisexecutiveresidencebyThree Sixty Architecture<br />

which is superblysituated in heartland Methven. Once construction commences, completion will follow around eight<br />

months later, meaning your architectural abode is less thanayearaway.Afamily-sized 228sqm (approx.) floorplan<br />

will provide an intelligent foundation for modern lifestyles and can be aestheticallycustomisedbythe eventual<br />

owner,who may want to alter thecolour scheme, kitchen finishes or appliances.Atits very heartwill sit an open-plan<br />

kitchen,dining area andlounge that’ll be assisted by aformal lounge, making everyday family livingexceptionally<br />

effortless. Youralfrescooptions areequally as appealingand will comprise an outdoor areafor casualrelaxation.<br />

Artist's impression<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522592<br />

Methven 29 Arrowsmith Drive<br />

700 sqm<br />

AskingPrice $190,000<br />

View byappointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705014 fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Sun-kissed real estate gem in Methven<br />

Introducing aprimerealestate opportunity. This fantastic plotspans agenerous700sqm(approximately), offering a<br />

canvas drenched in sunlight from dawn to dusk. Located just aleisurely stroll away fromthe vibrantMethven town<br />

centre andthe rejuvenating Opukehot pools,thisproperty is the epitome of convenienceand relaxation.Imagine the<br />

possibilities thisspaceholds - you can build your dream home, tailored precisely to your desires, or optfor a<br />

convenient buildingpackage to make your vision areality. Excitingly,the next stage for thetitlesisonthe horizon,<br />

promisingaseamless transition for prospectiveowners. However,it'simportanttokeepinmindthatthe<br />

development levyhas not beenpaid. Be suretoinquire about the details and planaccordingly. Don't miss outonthis<br />

sun-soaked sliceofparadise with amultitude of possibilities.<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522378<br />

SOLD<br />

Methven 15 Lampard Street<br />

1,012 sqm 3 1 1<br />

For Sale<br />

View byappointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Rosa Dekker 0274655 387 rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Opportunity in agreat location<br />

Located in the heartofMethven is thisthree-bedroom, one-bathroom property on alarge 1,012sqm (more or less)<br />

section.Thisisafantasticopportunity forfirst-home buyers,investors, or those wanting asubdividable section<br />

(subject to council approval).The well-appointed bedrooms each includebuilt-in wardrobes and, for thosechilly<br />

Methven winters, two of themalso have wall heaters to keep youwarm. The heart of the home is thelivingarea,<br />

warmed by agas fire andcapturingall-daysun, thisisagreatspace for entertaining. The separatekitchenhas original<br />

features andincludes multiplestorage options.From the kitchen,you’ll find alaundry andaseparatetoiletwhich<br />

offers practicality and convenience. Storageisnoconcern withhallway storage foryourbelongings, andifthat'snot<br />

enough, there'sadditional space in the outdoorshed to accommodate allyour tools.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522459<br />

bayleys.co.nz


Staveley 137 Sawmill Road<br />

3.6927 ha 4 2 2 2<br />

For Saleoffers invited over $1,760,000<br />

View by appointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705 014fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

LivGorman 027 856 4416liv.gorman@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Exquisite countryside retreat in Staveley<br />

Nestled within the serene embrace of rural Staveley, this stunning propertyembodiesthe perfect blend of modern<br />

living and rustic charm. Builtin2016, this exceptionaltwo-level homesprawlsoverapproximately 3.7 hectares of<br />

pristine countryside. Step inside this remarkable residence to discover aspacious open-planlayout thatseamlessly<br />

combines the kitchen, dining, and living areas. The chapel ceiling withexposed beams impartsanair of grandeur,<br />

while the wood burner adds bothwarmth andcharacter to the space. Aversatile offsetstudy and living area open up<br />

possibilities forcreative endeavours or relaxation, flowing effortlesslytothe outdoor alfresco dining space where you<br />

can savour the beauty of nature while enjoying ameal. The kitchen is amasterpiece of design, boasting awalk-in<br />

pantry, ingeniously equippedwith asliding window.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5521636<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Staveley 63 FlynnsRoad<br />

1,831 sqm 3 1 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 14 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

201 West Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Sat 10.<strong>30</strong>-11.15am or by appointment<br />

Mike Preston 027 4<strong>30</strong> 7041 mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Ross Cottage<br />

An exceptional opportunity presents itself to acquire apiece of Canterbury's rich heritage. Thischarming cottage,<br />

nestled at the foot of Mt. Somers, offers its prospective owner aprofound connection to NewZealand's historyand an<br />

exquisite abode in auniquely special location.<br />

Constructed in 1876, this cottage has undergone extensive renovations thathave masterfully preserved its elegance<br />

and charm, boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms, astudy/loft,aswell as separatedining and lounge areas.<br />

Notably, this residence is listed on the New Zealand Heritage Register as aCategory 2property, ensuringthe<br />

conservation of its enchanting character fromabygone era while providing the cozy warmth and modern<br />

conveniences expected of acontemporary home.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522453<br />

Mt Somers 41 PattonsRoad<br />

4,047 sqm 3 1 2 2<br />

For Saleoffers invited over $395,000<br />

View by appointment<br />

Emma Phillips 027 483 3110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Quaint originality awaits<br />

Acharming piece of history nestled in the quiet town of Mt Somers, perfect forthose seeking arelaxed lifestyle. This<br />

original interiorhome offersaunique opportunity to create your own vision, embrace thecharacter and history of this<br />

home or explore the possibilities for modernising the spacetoyour liking. This three-bedroom home is 132sqm (more<br />

or less) and offers adouble detached garage that provides ample storage space for yourvehicles, tools or hobbies.<br />

The single sleepout has abathroom which is also attached to the property. Allset on avast 4,047sqm (moreorless)<br />

section, this property is atrue gem waiting foryou to unlockits potential. Perfect forfirst-homebuyers who are<br />

wanting to live acountry lifestyle while being close to amenities, or those wanting aholiday home away from the<br />

hustle and bustle of city living.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522645<br />

Mt Somers 13 <strong>Ashburton</strong> Gorge Road<br />

5,236 sqm<br />

For Saleoffers invited over $290,000<br />

View by appointment<br />

Emma Phillips 027 483 3110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Scenic sanctuary<br />

The perfect canvas foryour dream home on thisexpansive 5,236sqm (more or less) section in Mt Somers village.<br />

Located just ashort drive away arethe <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lakes, the ever-popular Mt Hutt skifield and numerous popular<br />

walking tracks, this propertyoffers an exceptionallifestyle for hobby farmers, natureenthusiastsand adventure<br />

seekers alike. You’ll appreciate rural living while benefiting fromthe convenience of nearby amenities. Thebeautiful<br />

mountain views will be asignificant bonus of this section. Seize the opportunity to create the perfect haven that<br />

complements this stunning landscape. This section won’tlast long so callnow to arrange aviewing or to obtain more<br />

information.<br />

Boundary lines are indicativeonly<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5521687<br />

bayleys.co.nz


Mt Somers 14 <strong>Ashburton</strong> GorgeRoad<br />

5,804 sqm 3 1 1<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Emma Phillips 027 4833110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Motivated vendors –mustsell<br />

If you're seeking apeaceful retreat awayfromthe hustle andbustle of city life,then look no further. This Mt Somers<br />

property providesarural and quiet setting withbeautiful mountain views. It boasts agenerous section spanning an<br />

impressive 5,804sqm (moreorless), offering plenty of space for outdooractivities, gardening or taking in the<br />

tranquility of rural living. Stepinsidethe three-bedroom 100sqm (more or less) home and you’ll seethatthe layout<br />

has been cleverly designedtomaximize the available space.The strategic placementofwindowsgives an abundance<br />

of natural light, makingitawarm andinviting atmosphere.The open plan living is perfect forfamilies,creatinga<br />

connectedand inclusive livingenvironment. The wood burner ensures you’re kept warm in thecooler months, while<br />

theheat pump is an advantage in summerkeepingyou nice andcool.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5521460<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 262Dromore Methven Road<br />

28.461 ha<br />

DeadlineSale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 7Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

201WestStreet,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View byappointment<br />

Simon Sharpin 027 631 8087 simon.sharpin@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Irrigated, equine andgrazing opportunity<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

262 Dromore Methven Roadoffers peaceful ruralliving withthe option of multiple income streams from the28.462ha<br />

(more or less). The four-bedroom, two-bathroomhomeisnestledamongst established gardens andmanicured<br />

hedges, providingprivacy andshelter. Renovated in 2014, the kitchen and livingarea have been tastefully updated to<br />

include the abundant natural light and focus on the exceptional views of the Southern Alps. Thelarge Metro log<br />

burner, built-in gas heater,and heat transfer kit provide ample heating for the winter months. An array of<br />

infrastructure is available at Dromore Methven Road. Athree-bay pole shed, closed in workshop, tack room, and<br />

stables complement the horse arena and cattle yards. The options areendless, be it working horses or fattening<br />

cattle.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522<strong>30</strong>2<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 721Winchmore Dromore Road<br />

19.8011 ha 3 2 2 1 2<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Jon McAuliffe 027 432 7769 jon.mcauliffe@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Lifestyle livingclose to town<br />

Situated minutesfrom <strong>Ashburton</strong>, this19.8 hectare (more or less) property is currently runasasmall deer farm and is<br />

fully deerfenced with sheep yards, an accredited deer shedand multiple storageand implement sheds.The property<br />

ispart of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lyndhurst Irrigation Scheme and has 12 paddocks and an excellentlaneway system to the<br />

yards. Thehomeboaststhree bedrooms and an office (or fourth bedroom), and the master includes an ensuite and<br />

walk-in robe.The open plan kitchen,dining and livingarea is light andbright, withalovelyrural outlook. Contact us<br />

now for more information aboutthisexciting opportunity to secure an enviablelifestyle in asought-after location.<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522523<br />

Allenton 80 PagesRoad<br />

1,316 sqm 4 2 2 2<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

RayKnight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Executive residence<br />

Situated on a quiet street, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom executivehome is located on aspacious 1,316sqm (more<br />

or less) section.The open kitchen,livingand dining areaprovides an ideal space forentertaining guests or spending<br />

time with family. The kitchen featuresmodern appliances andample countertop space.The home is heated efficiently<br />

andcomfortablyvia two heat pumps, ensuring year-round comfort for you andyour family.The masterbedroom on<br />

the ground level includes an ensuite bathroom for addedconvenience. Upstairs,you'll find twowell-appointed<br />

bedrooms each offering comfortand privacy, andathird bedroom thatcan be used as an office,sunroom or forextra<br />

storage. The additional livingspace on the second floor provides flexibility and can be transformed to suit your<br />

lifestyle, whether you need ahomeoffice,aplayroom, or acosyreading nook.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522128<br />

bayleys.co.nz


OPEN HOME<br />

Allenton 10 Catherwood Avenue<br />

1,002 sqm 4 1 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Tue 5Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

201 West Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Sat 10.15-10.45am or by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

ClassicallyCatherwood<br />

This is awonderful opportunity to own afamily homeinthe heart of <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Located on aquiet street in Allenton,<br />

this four-bedroom, two-bathroom propertyhas been well-maintained and cared forover the years. The open-plan<br />

kitchen, dining and living area makes entertaining friends andfamily abreeze. Direct access from the living area to the<br />

outdoor patio creates indoor-outdoor flowand allows forconvenienthosting in the warmer months. The heat pump<br />

ensuresyou’re comfortable allyearround, as does the addedbonus of double glazing throughout.For added<br />

convenience, you'll find one of the four bedroomsand abathroom downstairs, offering versatility for guests or family<br />

members who prefer one-level living. Plus, an internalaccess double garage and aseparate laundry room make daily<br />

chores easy.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522490<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Allenton 99 Creek Road<br />

1,012 sqm 3 1 1 1<br />

For Saleoffers invited over $575,000<br />

View Sat 11-11.<strong>30</strong>am or by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 2224596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Rachel Mulcay 0275 443 618rachel.mulcay@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Family living in agreat location<br />

This aunique opportunity to ownathree-bedroom, one-bathroom character homeinafantastic location. Situated<br />

just minutes from the Creek Road shops, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Central and<strong>Ashburton</strong>College this property is ideal for family<br />

living. The open-plan kitchenand living area makeentertaining friends andfamily abreeze. The two heatpumpsand<br />

log fireensureyou’re comfortable all year round,with the added bonus of aDVS and heat transfer system. This home<br />

offers anook that can be tailored to your needs, whether it's aplayarea forthe kids, aproductive workspace or a<br />

second living area, this spaceisversatile. The master is large andoffers plenty of storage, while the remaining<br />

bedrooms aresizeable andcapture all-day sun.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522426<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 38 William Street<br />

650 sqm 3 1 2 1<br />

For Saleoffers invited over $469,000<br />

View Sat 11.15-11.45am or by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Motivated vendor wants sold<br />

Nestled in the heart of central <strong>Ashburton</strong>, thisthree-bedroom character homeisatrue gem. With its wooden framing<br />

and lead-light windows it exudes timeless charm. The updated kitchen and open living areaare the perfect blend of<br />

old-world charm andmodern convenience, thisspace is idealfor both relaxing and entertaining. Themaster bedroom<br />

is ahaven of comfort, complete with abuilt-inwardrobetosatisfy your storage needs. Staying warm is abreeze with<br />

two heat pumps, alog fire, and the added bonus of aheattransfer system. You'll be comfortable year-round. This<br />

home offers two bathrooms, ensuring convenience for the whole family.The separate laundry simplifies daily chores,<br />

and the single garage, garden shed and woodshed provide extra storage options. The low-maintenance garden and<br />

fruit trees are the perfect outdoor space for garden enthusiasts.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522375<br />

Allenton 6Baker Street<br />

1,055 sqm 3 1 3<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Ray Knight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Development or renovation potential<br />

Offered to the market for the first time since construction, this 1940shomeisastepback in time. Redbrick with three<br />

generous-sized bedrooms, this home would suit someone who hasthe time to renovate or restore the original<br />

features, including utilising the Rimu floorboards. Thereisalso plenty of storage with multiple sheds and garages.<br />

Alternatively, the 1055sqm (more or less) section lends itself to subdivision (subject to council consent). Set in awellestablishedAllentonlocation,<br />

this property presents unlimited potentialand opportunity.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522376<br />

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Tinwald 76 GroveStreet<br />

809 sqm 4 1 1 2<br />

DeadlineSale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Tue 5Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

201WestStreet,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Sat 10.15-10.45am orbyappointment<br />

Aafke Baxter 027 463 9728 aafke.baxter@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Modern living, classic facade<br />

Step inside this solidred brick gemtobegreeted with alight and welcoming open-planlivingspace.With comfort in<br />

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andtwo heat pumpswill ensure your comfort throughthe seasons.Three double bedrooms completewith built-in<br />

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bayleys.co.nz/5522518<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Tinwald 54 Nursery Drive<br />

967 sqm 4 2 2 3<br />

DeadlineSale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Fri 15 Dec<strong>2023</strong><br />

201WestStreet,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Sat 11-11.<strong>30</strong>am or by appointment<br />

RayKnight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Secluded and spacious<br />

Nestled in the heartofTinwald,this remarkable four-bedroom, two-bathroom homepresentsthe opportunitytoown<br />

a largehomewith triple cargaraging.Boasting aspacious 967sqm (moreorless) fully fenced section,this residence<br />

provides ample room forrelaxation and entertainment.Embrace the warmthprovided by thelog fire andheat pump,<br />

ensuring comfort during chilly evenings. Addingtothe allure is the bonus of aDVS system. With twodistinct living<br />

areas,including one that canbeclosedoff for privacy, thishome caters to diverse family needs. The gardens have<br />

beenwellmaintainedand caredfor overthe years,creatinganinviting outdoor area. Direct access outsidefromboth<br />

theliving anddiningareas creates the perfectspace forentertaining or enjoying quiet momentsoutdoors.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522650<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Tinwald 3Roxburgh Place<br />

853 sqm 4 1 2 2<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View Sat 12-12.<strong>30</strong>pm or by appointment<br />

Emma Phillips 027 483 3110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Roxburgh Retreat<br />

Nestled in a peaceful neighbourhood, this modern gem is amere twoyears oldand offers ablendofstyle,comfort,<br />

andfunctionality. As youstepinside, you’ll appreciate theneutralcolour palette, providing aversatile canvas to add<br />

yourpersonal touch. With fourbedrooms,including the master bedroom complete withawalk-in wardrobe and<br />

ensuite,the homeisdesigned to cater for all your needs. The heart of the home is the kitchen,which hasagenerous<br />

walk-in pantry and kitchenisland. The expansive diningand living areamake it the perfect space for entertaining<br />

family andfriends. The heatpumpensuresyou’re kept cozy in the chilly months and coolduringscorchingsummers.<br />

Adouble garage providesamplespace for vehiclesand additional storage.All set on agenerous852sqm (more or<br />

less) section,ablank canvas awaitsyour landscaping vision.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522171<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Tinwald 119 Tarbottons Road<br />

753 sqm 4 2 2 2<br />

AskingPrice $850,000<br />

View Sat 12.15-12.45pm or by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Simon Sharpin 027 631 8087 simon.sharpin@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Modern living in agreat location<br />

Nestled in the peaceful neighbourhood of Tinwald, thiscontemporary gem is the epitome of comfortableand stylish<br />

living. With its primelocation in aquiet area,thisproperty is perfectfor families, professionals, or thosewanting to<br />

downsize from the country. At the heartofthe home is the open-plan kitchen, livingand dining area.This space is<br />

perfect forentertaining guests or enjoying family meals. Forthose quietermoments, there'saseparate livingarea<br />

where you can unwind and relax.Tokeepyou comfortable throughoutthe year, aducted heat pump warms theliving<br />

anddining area. There is also an additional heat pump in thehallway to keep the bedrooms warm andcomfortable<br />

and aSmartVent ventilation system throughout the home. The modern kitchen boasts sleek fixturesand features a<br />

convenient scullery, makingmealpreparation easy.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522017<br />

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53 Forest Drive, Methven 11:00 -11:<strong>30</strong>am 4 2 0 MVN<strong>30</strong>079<br />

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8LudlowDrive, Lake Hood, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:45 -1:15pm 4 2 2 AHB<strong>30</strong>487<br />

10a Mackie Street, Methven 1:00 -1:<strong>30</strong>pm 2 1 0 MVN<strong>30</strong>070<br />

WEDNESDAY6TH DECEMBER<br />

53 Forest Drive, Methven 6:00 -6:<strong>30</strong>pm 4 2 0 MVN<strong>30</strong>079<br />

112 Cameron Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Not only was this superb Cape Cod characterhome<br />

designed by architect Billy Thomas but originally it was<br />

his own home. Recent renovations have added modern<br />

comfort to the home’s heritage design with upgrades to<br />

the large kitchen, including newcounter tops, aBelling<br />

5burner gas hobwith 4ovens, and Bosch dishwasher.<br />

Qualitycarpet throughout, anew bathroom upstairs,<br />

upgrades to heating, and anew spacious laundry are a<br />

fewofthe bonuses forthe newowners ofthis often<br />

admired property.<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB<strong>30</strong>526<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA2008)<br />

ForSale<br />

Price byNegotiation<br />

View<br />

Saturday11:00am -12:00pm<br />

3 2 1<br />

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027 438 4250<br />

DeniseMcPherson<br />

027 242 7677<br />

OpenHome<br />

OpenHome<br />

38 Cross Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3 1 1<br />

58 Cross Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3 1 1<br />

•New carpet &vinyl<br />

•Freshly painted throughout<br />

•Large open plan kitchen<br />

•3bedrooms<br />

•431sqm easycare section<br />

•Large single garage<br />

•SuperAllenton location near schools and shops<br />

•Not farfrom the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital and the<br />

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

Deadline Sale<br />

closing on Tuesday12th<br />

December <strong>2023</strong> at 3:00pm<br />

(Unless Sold Prior)<br />

View<br />

Saturday12:<strong>30</strong>pm -1:00pm<br />

This property is<br />

proudly marketed by<br />

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021 597 527<br />

Boasting three bedrooms and huge separate lounge, this<br />

home offers ample space foragrowing family or those<br />

seeking extra room forguests.<br />

Thewell-appointed bathroom and separate toilet<br />

provide convenience and functionalityfor everyday<br />

living. The propertyalso includes agarage, providing<br />

secure parking foryourvehicle and additional storage<br />

options. Situated onaneasycare 388sqm corner<br />

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Deadline Sale<br />

closing on Tuesday5th<br />

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(Unless Sold Prior)<br />

View<br />

Saturday10:<strong>30</strong>am -11:00am<br />

This property is<br />

proudly marketed by<br />

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021 597 527<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB<strong>30</strong>716<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB2<strong>30</strong>55<br />

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027 236 8627<br />

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027 225 5669<br />

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Property Manager<br />

027 697 6948<br />

Janene McDowell<br />

Property Manager<br />

027 287 3388<br />

96 TancredStreet, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 03 <strong>30</strong>7 8317 Main Road,Tinwald 03 <strong>30</strong>7 8317<br />

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Inquest<br />

continues<br />

By RNZ<br />

The incident controller in charge of<br />

deploying resources to the two mosques on<br />

the day of the Christchurch terror attack says<br />

he was not aware of St John’ssafety concerns<br />

about the second site.<br />

Had he known, Senior Sergeant Roy Appley<br />

said he would have done all he could to<br />

reassure the organisation that it was safe for<br />

paramedics to move forward.<br />

The inquest into the deaths of 51<br />

worshippers on March 15, 2019 at Al Noor<br />

Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre heard<br />

Appley deny there was abreakdown of<br />

communication between police and<br />

ambulance staff.<br />

He took the stand again on Tuesday and<br />

said questioning from lawyers was<br />

“inferring” that communication between the<br />

two groups was akey issue.<br />

Appley said the safety of paramedics was<br />

“absolutely” taken into account, even though<br />

there was agreat deal of information that was<br />

not passed on.<br />

This included information from the police<br />

radio that suggested there were multiple<br />

offenders, apotential improvised explosive<br />

device (IED) at Al Noor Mosque, and an<br />

offender possibly still on scene at Linwood<br />

mosque.<br />

When asked by St John counsel James<br />

Wilding if these examples should have been<br />

passed on to St John, Appley said no ­except<br />

for the potential IED. Appley said this was<br />

something that “might” have been worth<br />

passing on but it was not essential.<br />

During questioning by deputy chief<br />

Coroner Brigitte Windley, Appley said having<br />

aStJohn staffer sitting along side him during<br />

the entirety of the response may have been<br />

beneficial.<br />

It meant any safety concerns by St John<br />

could have been expressed and dealt with on<br />

the spot.<br />

Appley said he believed the fact that it was<br />

safe for St John to move forward at Linwood<br />

mosque was conveyed but admitted it could<br />

have been made clearer. But he was never<br />

aware of St John’s safety concerns.<br />

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ACTIVE MAINTENANCE -<br />

HEATPUMP maintenance,<br />

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HRV filter replacement.<br />

GUTTER CLEANING for<br />

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GENERAL HANDYMAN<br />

work. Phone Steven on 021<br />

483 376.<br />

ALTERATIONS, SEWING,<br />

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and curtain making. Call<br />

Michelle on 027 352 7248.<br />

BUILD work to do? Contact<br />

Kiwi Building and Maintenance<br />

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027 418 7955.<br />

BUILDING and property<br />

services. Professional and<br />

experienced Builder.<br />

Specialist in renovations<br />

and repairs, decks, fences,<br />

carports and retaining,<br />

plastering and painting. We<br />

also do tree pruning and<br />

removal. Call Gavin 021<br />

267 1979.<br />

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Cleaners and chemicals,<br />

Compact kitchenware,<br />

Towing mirrors, Wheel and<br />

coupling locks, Jockey<br />

wheels, Reversing<br />

cameras, Door latches,<br />

Lights, Vents, Batteries,<br />

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kits, Plumbing,<br />

Awnings, Pumps,Toilets<br />

and parts. See our retail<br />

shop. Lifestyle Motorhomes,<br />

199 Dobson Street,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>. Ph: 03 <strong>30</strong>8<br />

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TRADE &SERVICES<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 />

CHIM Chim Chimney<br />

Sweeps. We'll sweep your<br />

logburner's flue, check<br />

firebricks, baffles, airtubes<br />

and controls. We're experts<br />

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We quote and undertake<br />

repairs, flue extensions and<br />

install bird netting. 0800<br />

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CLOTHING Alterations:<br />

From school uniforms to<br />

wedding dresses and<br />

curtains. Call Vikki on 027<br />

220 0534, or Vikki’s Little<br />

Treasures at the Saturday<br />

Market, West St Carpark.<br />

FENCING. All Residential,<br />

Subdivisions and Rural.<br />

FCANZ Certified Contractor.<br />

20 yrs exp. Call 021 640<br />

748<br />

CONCRETE Services -<br />

Driveways, paths, patios,<br />

mowing edging. Decorative<br />

Concrete Specialist operating<br />

locally with <strong>30</strong> years<br />

experience. No job too big<br />

or small. Phone Paul 021<br />

152 1966.<br />

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,<br />

farm equipment<br />

service and maintenance,<br />

WOF repairs, machining<br />

and welding. Odd jobs a<br />

speciality. Mobile workshop.<br />

Can Collect. Phone<br />

Malcolm 0274 754 241.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<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 />

FURNITURE Removals. For<br />

all your household removal<br />

needs - urban, rural, lifestyle,<br />

office relocations, call<br />

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 <strong>30</strong>7<br />

1693.<br />

sprucegardens@xtra.co.nz<br />

GUTTER Cleaning. Using a<br />

vacuum system to clean<br />

out the debris is a faster<br />

and cleaner process. Call<br />

Allan on 027 209 5026.<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 2<strong>30</strong><br />

0205.<br />

LIFESTYLE SHEARING-<br />

Mid Canterubury based. No<br />

job too big or small. Available<br />

for Shearing, Crutching,<br />

Drenching, Nail clipping.<br />

Phone Shane 027<br />

411 2476, Emily 022 384<br />

6614.<br />

2625314<br />

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ThrillSeekersFilmNight<br />

Friday 8th December 7:<strong>30</strong>pm –<br />

AllTickets$10*<br />

Hosted by Joshua Holland and Harvey<br />

Hyde. Afollow up/ Slight reboot of the first<br />

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time,there maybemoretoitthan he thinks.<br />

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TRADE &SERVICES<br />

LOCKSMITH/DOOR repairs.<br />

Keys/locks, sliding and<br />

bifold door roller repairs.<br />

Mobile service. Call Nigel at<br />

Doors and More and 027<br />

516 7104.<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional,<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 <strong>30</strong>8 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

PLASTERING<br />

&COATINGS<br />

Rockcote. Waterproofing.<br />

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The Finishing Company<br />

03 <strong>30</strong>7 8870 2620265<br />

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ROOF SERVICE -Moss and<br />

mold treatments, roof and<br />

gutter leak repairs, residential<br />

and commercial. For<br />

prompt service -call your<br />

local contractor - Tim on<br />

021 197 8128.<br />

SUN Control Window Tinting:<br />

Privacy, UV, glare, heat<br />

control for homes, offices<br />

and cars. Phone Craig<br />

Rogers <strong>30</strong>7 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 />

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tintawindow.co.nz<br />

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for25+ years - SHOP LOCAL<br />

Seeour displayonEast Street – nexttoFirst National<br />

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ENTERTAINMENT<br />

ENTERTAINMENT<br />

HarmoniX –Mid CanterburySummer SingingSchool<br />

Friday 12th &Saturday13th January<br />

7-<strong>30</strong>pm. AllTickets$<strong>30</strong>*<br />

This fabulous musical theatrecourse for<br />

singers is in its 24th year.Musical Director/<br />

Producer Jo Castelowisonceagain joined<br />

by Alumni Greata CaseySolly for an<br />

evening of musical theatreselections and<br />

alittle bit of PentatonixHarmony. They are<br />

even including newmaterial to the stage<br />

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TheWaratahs<br />

Thursday8th February8pm<br />

AllTickets$50*<br />

Formed by singer/songwriter Barry<br />

Saunders in Mt Victoria, Wellington in 1987,<br />

playing ahybrid blend of country/soul/<br />

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SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

SITUATIONS VACANT<br />

Senior Citizens Service<br />

Coordinator<br />

Senior Citizens is a community service provider<br />

working to:<br />

• Supportour senior citizens in their homes<br />

• Advise and facilitate access to services<br />

• Advocate on behalf of andfor our members<br />

• Workwith families to achievepositiveoutcomes<br />

• Organise activities andoutings formembers<br />

• Coordinate Total Mobilityscheme<br />

• Improve qualityoflife.<br />

Due toour current coordinator retiring after many<br />

years of service, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Senior Citizens Inc is<br />

looking for anindividual tocontinue tocoordinate<br />

this valuable service across Mid Canterbury.<br />

Although we currently have agood base towork<br />

from, we arelooking to furthergrowmembership of<br />

Senior Citizens across the district. As suchwerequire<br />

someone with aproventrack record in building both<br />

relationships with individuals from awide array of<br />

backgrounds,and partnerships with various groups.<br />

Theideal candidate will be able to answer yestothe<br />

following questions:<br />

Are you passionate about supporting older<br />

people in our community tolead full, flourishing<br />

lives?<br />

Are you askilled communicator with excellent<br />

relationship management?<br />

Do you have excellent organisational and time<br />

managementskills?<br />

Do you have the ability towork inaflexible<br />

manner?<br />

Your role would be to coordinate Senior Citizens<br />

across Mid Canterbury, maintaining existing<br />

partnerships and seeking new opportunities to<br />

support this work.This is afantastic opportunity to<br />

be partofsupporting older people in ourcommunity<br />

and make areal and significant difference intheir<br />

lives.<br />

This position is for20hoursper week.<br />

Foranapplication pack pleasevisit the careers<br />

section of our website<br />

www.safermidcanterbury.org.nz<br />

Please followall instructions<br />

on the application form.<br />

Applications andinquiries to<br />

info@safer.org.nz 03 <strong>30</strong>8 1395<br />

Applicationsclose MondayDecember4th<br />

2627150<br />

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MediaSales<br />

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Timaru<br />

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ourteam.Based in Timaru this is abusy role sellingadvertising for<br />

theTimaru<strong>Courier</strong>,Central RuralLife,OtagoDaily Times,odt.co.nz<br />

andother targetedpublications.<br />

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2633149<br />

Accountant<br />

Are you an ambitious Accountant who is eager to<br />

learnand looking foryour next challenge?<br />

Brophy Knight Limited isawell established and<br />

forward thinking chartered accounting firm that<br />

provide compliance, taxation and advisory services<br />

in the MidCanterburyand wider Canterbury region.<br />

Skills &Experiences<br />

• ExperienceinaCAenvironmentispreferred.<br />

• Experienced in preparingand reviewing accounts<br />

and dealingwith taxation and commercial issues<br />

thatcommonly applytoSME and larger privately<br />

owned businesses.<br />

• Strong interpersonal skills requiredtobuild client<br />

relationships<br />

Brophy Knight will be able to offer youacompetitive<br />

market based salary, avibrant office environment<br />

and the opportunitytoworkinasuccess driven firm<br />

alongside agreat team who willinvestinyour career<br />

development.<br />

While we are offering full time employment, part<br />

time will be considered for the right person. Must<br />

be eligible to work in New Zealand.<br />

Commencementdatetobein2024byarrangement.<br />

Applicationsclose 8December<strong>2023</strong><br />

Email CV and covering letter to:<br />

heatherf@brophyknight.co.nz<br />

263317<strong>30</strong><br />

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having an event?<br />

Get your message out to<br />

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Phone (03) <strong>30</strong>8 7664<br />

Email: office@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

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2376134<br />

2467716<br />

YouthMentalHealth<br />

and Addiction<br />

Practitioner<br />

ACADShas a40hour perweekpositionavailablefor<br />

a qualified counsellor; this position will be working<br />

with young people. We are looking for someone to<br />

work in awell-supported team environment.<br />

The person we are seeking will be part of a<br />

passionate team who aim tosupport young people<br />

as they make changes to their well-being. You will<br />

need some experienceand aqualificationinmental<br />

health and addiction counselling, social work or<br />

similar.<br />

The ideal person would have the following skills<br />

and experience:<br />

•Experienceworking with youngpeople<br />

• Excellentrecordkeeping skills<br />

•Abilitytoworkwell as part of afriendly and<br />

supportiveteam<br />

•Havegood communicationskills<br />

•Experienceand knowledge of treatment<br />

modalities.<br />

Ideally you are someone who shows initiative, is<br />

highly motivated and has experience working with<br />

abroad range of clients. You wouldbeabletocope<br />

under pressure, possess the ability toprioritise and<br />

manage work-load and be able to be flexible in your<br />

day-to-day practice.<br />

The person we are looking to join our team would<br />

have apositive outlook, sound clinical knowledge<br />

and good time managementskills. Asamember of<br />

our team, you would focus onstrengths and utilise<br />

interventions thatare engaging and inclusive.<br />

Youwill have the opportunityfor self-expression and<br />

ahigh level of satisfaction inempowering young<br />

people to manage their wellbeing.<br />

The successful candidate will have registration with<br />

NZAC, DAPAANZ, nursing, social work, counselling,<br />

psychology or related fields. Please apply ifyou are<br />

on thatjourney or areregisteredtoanotherbody of<br />

professional support.<br />

Applicants forthis positionshouldhaveNZresidency<br />

or avalid NZ work visa.<br />

Please emailyourcover letter andCVto:<br />

acads@xtra.co.nz<br />

Applications close 8December<strong>2023</strong>at5pm.<br />

2632822<br />

Office Administrator<br />

Redmonds Furnishings are insearch of an Office<br />

Administrator to join our close-knit friendly<br />

team. The role is integral to our daily operations,<br />

encompassing general office tasks, invoicing and<br />

debtor management on Xero, and payroll duties<br />

using IMS/MYOB.<br />

Responsibilities:<br />

1. General Office Work:<br />

• Undertake diverse office responsibilities to<br />

ensure smooth day-to-day operations.<br />

• Collaborate with team members tomaintain an<br />

organised and efficient work environment.<br />

2. Invoicing and Debtors:<br />

• UtiliseXerofor thecreationand management of<br />

invoices.<br />

• Oversee debtor accounts, ensuring timely and<br />

accurate payments.<br />

• Address client inquiries related to invoicing and<br />

payments.<br />

3. Payroll Management:<br />

• Process wages using IMS/MYOB for<br />

comprehensive payroll management.<br />

• Ensure precision and timeliness in payroll<br />

transactions.<br />

• Stay abreast of payroll regulations and<br />

compliance.<br />

Qualifications:<br />

•Previous experience in office administration,<br />

emphasising invoicing and payroll.<br />

•Proficiency in Xero,IMS,and/orMYOBsoftware.<br />

•Strong organisational skills with an attention to<br />

detail.<br />

•Excellent communication skills for client<br />

interactions.<br />

•Knowledgeofpayroll processes and compliance.<br />

Working Hours:<br />

This is a part-time role requiring 25-<strong>30</strong> hours<br />

per week, offering flexibility to accommodate<br />

business needs.<br />

How to Apply:<br />

If you are adedicated professional with aknack<br />

for office administration, we invite you to apply.<br />

Submit your resume and acover letter detailing<br />

your relevant experience to<br />

chris@redmonds.co.nz<br />

2636223<br />

Farm Supervisor/<br />

Senior Stockperson<br />

We are looking for atalented individual tojoin our team at<br />

Fairfield Farms based 10minutes north of <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Fairfield<br />

Farms is a2500ha mixed arable operation consisting ofCropping,<br />

Lamb and Cattle finishing and Cut and Carry.<br />

Job Description<br />

Reporting to the Livestock Manager you will be responsible for<br />

overseeing our lamb fattening program on our Chertsey farm<br />

from Autumn to Spring, as well asmanaging the irrigation during<br />

the season and general farm maintenance and tidiness. This<br />

role will provide an opportunity to work with both our Stock and<br />

Cropping teams, meaning no two days will be the same and a<br />

variety of tasks will be offered including animal welfare, shifting<br />

stock and driving our modern fleet of tractors and equipment.<br />

Qualifications<br />

The successful candidate will have:<br />

• Attention to detail and take pride in completing tasks to ahigh<br />

standard<br />

• A can-do attitude<br />

• Initiative and the ability to operate independently<br />

• The ability to multi-task and adapt toever-changing priorities<br />

• Good stock and animal husbandry skills<br />

• Own 2-3 working dogs under good command<br />

• General farm maintenance skills<br />

• Some irrigation knowledge<br />

• Basic computer skills and record keeping<br />

• Able to manage asmall team of staff<br />

Additional Information<br />

In Return we can offer:<br />

• A challenging but rewarding work environment<br />

• Opportunity for individual growth<br />

• Competitive starting remuneration rates depending on experience<br />

• Plus on Farm housing available if required<br />

Ready to start?<br />

Applicants will need tobelegally entitled towork permanently in<br />

New Zealand. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been<br />

looking for, please apply via email including acover letter and copy<br />

of your CV to mike.carter@fairfieldfarms.co.nz or alternately<br />

contact Mike Carter on 027 353 7315.


www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

FIREWOOD<br />

BEATTHE NEW<br />

YEAR PRICE RISE!<br />

OFFCUTS<br />

$140 per cord<br />

GREEN<br />

SLABWOOD<br />

$120 per cord<br />

SCREENED<br />

SLABWOOD<br />

$150 per cord<br />

3CORDGREEN<br />

SLABWOOD<br />

$350 per load<br />

C.O.D. in town<br />

AdamsSawmill<br />

MalcolmMcDowell Rd<br />

Ph. <strong>30</strong>8-3595<br />

2620901<br />

Poplar Firewood<br />

Logs<br />

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

Formoreinformation<br />

Phone 0272 475 577<br />

2634663<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

AFTERHOURS<br />

HEALTH CARE<br />

IN THE EVENTOFANEMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

Forall othermedical assistance outsideofnormal<br />

hourspleasephone your generalpracticeteam,<br />

24/7 to speak with ahealthprofessionalwho<br />

will give youfreehealthadviceonwhattodo or<br />

wheretogoifyou need urgent care.<br />

If youdon’t have aregular generalpractice,<br />

call anyGPteam 24/7 forfree<br />

telephonehealthadvice.<br />

Allnon-residents andvisaholders please bringyour<br />

passporttoyoursurgery appointment.<br />

NewZealanderstobring some form of ID.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

WisesPharmacy,Countdown Complex,<br />

EastStreet will be openon...<br />

Saturday from 9amuntil 1pm<br />

Sunday from 10am until1pm<br />

At Geraldine: TheGeraldinePharmacywillbeopen:<br />

Monday to Friday, 9amuntil 5.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

and Saturday 9.<strong>30</strong>am -1.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

Forfree24hourTelephone Health Advice<br />

Phonethe healthline on 0800 611116<br />

Brought toyou by<br />

CountdownComplex,EastStreet, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone: 03 <strong>30</strong>86733<br />

Email: wises@community-pharmacy.co.nz<br />

2570375<br />

MEETINGS<br />

Mania-O-RotoScouts<br />

AGM<br />

TUESDAY<br />

December 5, <strong>2023</strong><br />

7.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

All welcome<br />

Scout Park<br />

Chalmers Ave<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

26<strong>30</strong>573<br />

MEETINGS<br />

Rakaia RugbyClub<br />

AGM, Monday4 th<br />

December<br />