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Cates’ sporting<br />

legacy<br />

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Ready for Christmas<br />

ROSY: Mr and Mrs Claus are getting ready to listen to children’s Christmas requests in<br />

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

Fight Night<br />

sells out<br />

PAGE 41<br />

Bruce Dawson of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

has naturally high cheekbones,<br />

and arosy colour to his face.<br />

They are perfect attributes<br />

when it comes to helping out<br />

the big man in red in the leadup<br />

to Christmas.<br />

‘‘I don’t even need apillow,’’<br />

the 71­year­old said, patting<br />

his tummy.<br />

Bruce and his wife Sherilyn<br />

are up with everything<br />

Christmassy as they help Santa<br />

Claus prepare for abusy<br />

season.<br />

As Mr and Mrs Claus, Bruce<br />

and Sherilyn are at many an<br />

engagement leading up to<br />

Christmas. They are currently<br />

preparing to be stationed at<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Arcade<br />

<strong>December</strong> 20 to 24, 11am to<br />

2pm. They moved to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

earlier this year from<br />

Whangārei to be closer to their<br />

grandchildren in Leeston.<br />

‘‘We had been down to<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> acouple of times,<br />

and absolutely loved it. It’s<br />

such alovely town and it’s so<br />

friendly, best thing we ever<br />

did,’’ Sherilyn said.<br />

They are expecting Barbie<br />

dolls will be in big demand<br />

after the hit Barbie movie<br />

having screened this year, as<br />

will Squishmallows plush toys,<br />

they said. The perennials of<br />

bicycles and gaming<br />

equipment were also sure to be<br />

popular.<br />

‘‘Some kids ask for so little,’’<br />

Sherilyn said. Atarecent<br />

work­do, alittle girl on her<br />

husband’s knee said she didn’t<br />

know what she wanted, but<br />

agreed with Sherilyn she<br />

would just like ‘‘a lovely<br />

present’’.<br />

Atany rate, the elves are<br />

busy in Santa’s Workshop in<br />

the North Pole, working away<br />

with just 17 days to go before<br />

Christmas Eve.<br />

Bruce began donning the<br />

bright red and white fleeced<br />

suit about 20 years ago,<br />

appearing as part of a<br />

neighbour’s Christmas light<br />

display. Sherilyn came on<br />

board in 2019, when she<br />

started helping children lined<br />

up to sit on his lap at Harvey<br />

Norman in Whangārei.<br />

It is ajob they both love.<br />

‘‘My biggest achievement is<br />

when they look at you and<br />

don’t know, but in the end you<br />

win their trust. Ahigh­five<br />

usually does it,’’ Bruce said.<br />

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Rakaia Health, Photo and Post will close <strong>December</strong> 22.<br />

‘‘Nail in coffin’’ for Rakaia<br />

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Rakaiaresidents are fighting to<br />

retaintheir town’s sole<br />

pharmacy and post shop services.<br />

Rakaia Health, Photo and Post<br />

will close <strong>December</strong> 22.<br />

Rakaia Community Association<br />

chairman NeilPluck said he was<br />

in discussionswith two<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> pharmacies, in the<br />

hope they would consider adepot<br />

in the town to which they could<br />

deliver prescription medications<br />

two to three times per week.<br />

‘‘We are wanting to avoid<br />

people having to travel to<br />

Rolleston and <strong>Ashburton</strong>,’’ Pluck<br />

said.<br />

Rakaia Health, Photo and Post<br />

is operated by Leeston<br />

Pharmacy. Spokesperson Lynne<br />

Stevens said in anotice on the<br />

shop’s door the business was<br />

closing after having had to face<br />

‘‘adverse financial factors’’ for<br />

some time.<br />

‘‘Other options have been<br />

explored but are not viable due<br />

to legislative and safety<br />

requirements,’’ she said.<br />

Government decisions over the<br />

years had impacted the viability,<br />

including the Ministry of Health<br />

in 2010 removing the ability for<br />

depots such as Rakaia to sell<br />

cough andcold medicines, and in<br />

2008 removingarural subsidy.<br />

Pluck said in addition to losing<br />

the pharmacy, the town was<br />

losing about 50POboxes based at<br />

the pharmacy. With the business<br />

closing, NZ Post would lose<br />

access to deliver mail to the PO<br />

boxes from within the shop.<br />

Amemo arrived informing PO<br />

box holders last month their<br />

boxes would be moving to the<br />

Flying fox returns<br />

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Members of the public, still<br />

bemoaningthe surprise loss of the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain’s much­loved<br />

flyingfox in 2020, are ready for<br />

the openingofits new<br />

replacement.<br />

Two new 50m long flyingfoxes,<br />

running side­by­side, onthe<br />

eastern side of the walkway<br />

between the central car park and<br />

Walnut Ave will be officially<br />

opened today.<br />

The project suffered delays,<br />

originally planned to re­open<br />

months ago.<br />

Despite this, the removal and<br />

construction project will come in<br />

on budget ­$108,374.<br />

District council group manager<br />

infrastructure andopen spaces<br />

NeilMcCann said the former<br />

flyingfox did not meet modern<br />

health and safety standards for<br />

playgrounds.<br />

The replacements had dual<br />

carriages running 50m.<br />

‘‘The gantries are built ofsteel<br />

and cemented into the ground,<br />

and it has steel ropes on the<br />

carriageway. It is designed for<br />

people weighingupto130kg and<br />

has an artificial grass ramp, so<br />

that surface will be more durable<br />

when children are dragging the<br />

Neil Pluck.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> box lobby.<br />

‘‘We want to at least chat to<br />

them to see if they have<br />

considered it,’’ Pluck said.<br />

‘‘It’s just another nail in the<br />

coffin of small town New Zealand<br />

in away.’’<br />

NEW: The twoflying foxes at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain set to be officially<br />

opened today.<br />

seats back to the top.<br />

‘‘Unfortunately, there have<br />

been afew delays on this project,<br />

which is disappointing for us and<br />

the community, but we were in<br />

regular communication with the<br />

installer to understand what was<br />

holding things up,’’ McCann said.<br />

Wet groundconditions, and<br />

miscalculationswere among the<br />

issues.<br />

McCannsaid artificial grass had<br />

been laid on the ramp, but had to<br />

be rolled aside for some work on<br />

the ramp underneath, then it<br />

was relaid.<br />

‘‘The installer miscalculated<br />

the distance between the<br />

gantries which meant the ramp<br />

had to be recontoured to be able<br />

to meet certification criteria.’’<br />

He said open spaces staff had<br />

been making sure plantings on<br />

the side of the ramp were<br />

established. They had learned<br />

about the internal workings of<br />

the new flying fox for any future<br />

maintenance needs.


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3<br />

Meager pays tributetoparents<br />

SUSAN.SANDYS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

New Rangitata MP James<br />

Meager was proud to wear his<br />

Timaru Boys High School tie at<br />

his swearing in on Tuesday.<br />

The 36­year­old was also<br />

proud to have his mum and dad<br />

among family members<br />

supporting him in Wellington,<br />

as he prepared to make a<br />

powerful maiden speech<br />

yesterday afternoon.<br />

‘‘I know my dad is making up<br />

for lost time. I’m so glad he’s<br />

here today, and Ilove him<br />

dearly,’’ Meager said in his<br />

speech notes sent to The<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong> prior.<br />

He said his dad, David<br />

Meager, had not been around<br />

much growing up, which had<br />

put astrain on their<br />

relationship.<br />

‘‘But Idon’t blame him for<br />

that. We are products of our<br />

upbringing, we navigate<br />

through the world with the tools<br />

that we are given, and<br />

sometimes those tools just<br />

aren’t fit for purpose.<br />

Forgiveness and redemption<br />

are words often over­used, but<br />

they’re words that are fit for<br />

this moment.’’<br />

David had been afreezing<br />

worker most of his life. He was<br />

‘‘a little Māori kid kicked out of<br />

school at 14’’. He hid in<br />

bedroom closets and at the<br />

river until he was old enough to<br />

convince his family to let him go<br />

to work at 15.<br />

‘‘Dad’s ahard worker, a<br />

bloody hard worker. You can’t<br />

stand on your feet for hours on<br />

end on the chain and in the<br />

boning room for 40 years<br />

without knowing what hard<br />

work looks like.’’<br />

He had never stepped foot in<br />

the North Island until this<br />

week.<br />

His mum, Rose Stocker, was<br />

also ahard worker, having done<br />

afew jobs in her life, including<br />

cleaning, teacher aiding, and<br />

now working at Countdown in<br />

Timaru.<br />

‘‘She is the honorary Queen of<br />

Timaru, I’m so glad she is here<br />

today, and Ilove her dearly.’’<br />

After his parents separated<br />

when he was at preschool, she<br />

had brought James, his younger<br />

brother and sister up as asingle<br />

mum in astate house on the<br />

benefit.<br />

‘‘My recollection is that we<br />

were poor, but we were never in<br />

poverty. Mum always made sure<br />

there was food on the table,<br />

clothes on our backs, and books<br />

in our schoolbags. We had a<br />

great life. We never went<br />

without. My mum has steel in her<br />

bones and grit in her soul. We<br />

always went to school, every<br />

single day.’’<br />

The former Timaru Boys head<br />

boy and dux acknowledged<br />

perhaps to some he was a<br />

‘‘walking contradiction’’, being a<br />

part­Māori boy raised in astate<br />

house by asingle parent on the<br />

benefit, and turning into aproud<br />

National Party MP in adeeply<br />

rural farming electorate in the<br />

middle of the South Island.<br />

However, he said left­wing<br />

political parties did not own<br />

PROUD: James Meager in<br />

Parliament at his swearing in on<br />

Tuesday.<br />

Māori, the poor or the workers.<br />

What united members on the<br />

right­wing side of the house was<br />

their ‘‘fundamental belief that it<br />

is the individual family unit that<br />

knows what’s best for their<br />

family, not the state, not the<br />

government, and not us’’.<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

CHARGES LAID<br />

A28-year-old man has been summonsed to court on<br />

acharge of operating avehicle carelessly. The<br />

charge was laid in relationtothe August 12 incident<br />

of acar crashingthroughthe 90-year-old <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Domain brick wall on West St. The man is due to<br />

appearinthe <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Court on <strong>December</strong><br />

14.<br />

QUAD DEATH<br />

One persondied following asingle vehicle crash on<br />

Back Track, Methven. About 10.30pm Saturday<br />

night, aquad bike was understood to have rolled and<br />

the driver has passed away at the scene. Ascene<br />

examination has taken place and an investigation<br />

into the cause of the crash is under way.<br />

BRIDGE WORK<br />

Waka Kotahi are advising maintenance works on the<br />

Rakaia River Bridge on State Highway1will impact<br />

drivers next week travelling overnight. Drivers are<br />

encouraged to plan ahead with delays of up to 40<br />

minutes are expected from Sunday through to<br />

<strong>December</strong> 15. Updates will be provided via Waka<br />

KotahiFacebook page.<br />

RECYCLING WOES<br />

Methven residents are being asked to keep astricter<br />

eye on their recyclinghabits after aspa pool, an old<br />

mattress and apiano were left at the town’s transfer<br />

station on Methven Chertsey Rd. Methven has a<br />

kerbsiderubbish and recycling collection, but<br />

recyclable items can also be takentothe transfer<br />

station. Methven Community Board members noted<br />

recently the volume of unpermitteditems being<br />

dropped off at the transferstationhad risen.The<br />

transfer station does have CCTV surveillance so the<br />

offenders could be identified. People had to use the<br />

service responsibly.<br />

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Kai food pantry on the corner of South<br />

St and Chalmers Ave to provide<br />

vegetable plants grown from seeds.<br />

Pātaka Kai organiserTKReuben­<br />

Paul is thrilled the 29­year­old has<br />

come on board to help locals in need.<br />

Wilson attends the Chris Ruth<br />

Centre just along the road from the<br />

pantry. Previously he has been<br />

involved in community volunteering<br />

through Kai for Kids and He Waka<br />

Tapu.<br />

His advocateSapphire Stanley said<br />

nowWilson wasn’tdoing this, he was<br />

happy he was still able to fulfil his<br />

desire for volunteer work through the<br />

new role.<br />

‘‘His love of gardening drew him to<br />

want to do this for the community,’’<br />

Stanley said.<br />

‘‘Levon has found being able to<br />

reach out to his community and giving<br />

through doing this has been manaenhancing.’’<br />

The first of the plants arrived last<br />

week at the stand, all grown by Wilson<br />

from seeds. They included climbing<br />

beans, corn, Chinese cabbage and<br />

tomatoes.<br />

The project has been supported by<br />

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Bird’s stardom welcomed<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> conservationist and<br />

photographerDon Geddes welcomed<br />

the internationalvoting that saw the<br />

pūteketeke/Australasian crested<br />

grebe crowned New Zealand’s Bird of<br />

the Century recently.<br />

The South Island bird with an<br />

orange mullet is aregular on the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Lakes, and one Geddes<br />

likes to photograph.<br />

‘‘It was cool to see the grebe win,<br />

and the publicitythis has generated<br />

for the birds. The freepublicityhas<br />

been awesome,and it’s all been fun,’’<br />

Geddes said.<br />

The pūteketeke shot to<br />

international stardom thanks to<br />

British comedian John Oliver<br />

encouraginghis television<br />

audiences to vote for it in the Forest<br />

and Bird competition.<br />

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generated $600,000 in donations for<br />

the conservation group, more than<br />

six times what the 2022 competition<br />

raised.<br />

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PARTNERSHIP: Levon Wilson (fourth from left) is helping users of Pātaka Kai<br />

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and TK and TePuia Reuben­Paul, with staff member Kylie Moore, Jasmine<br />

Currie, Aidan Christie (standing), Hayden Miller and staff member Lisa Payne,<br />

from Chris Ruth Centre.<br />

well as Heritage Corp who has given<br />

heirloom seeds. Wilson has been<br />

supportedbyothers who attend the<br />

Chris Ruth Centre. They include<br />

Jasmine Currie,Aidan Christie and<br />

HaydenMiller, who have been helping<br />

make the packets the plants sit in.<br />

The pūteketekeat<strong>Ashburton</strong> Lakes.<br />

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volunteer opportunities which suit<br />

each of their members and their<br />

interests.<br />

If people have small single pot or<br />

six­tray plant pots they no longer<br />

require, they can be left at the pantry.<br />

what people responded to,’’ Oliver<br />

said in atribute to the pūteketeke<br />

after it won, referring to its ‘‘Sid<br />

Vicious­esque hairstyle’’ and other<br />

attributes.<br />

Now the hype of the competition<br />

is over, the birds aren’t to be<br />

forgotten.Locals can get involved in<br />

helping native birds generally by<br />

taking part in predator trappings,<br />

and making donationstoForest and<br />

Bird.<br />

They can also help out for the tenyear<br />

national pūteketeke survey<br />

planned for January 27, 2024. The<br />

count is being organised by<br />

Canterbury volunteers Rosalie<br />

Snoyink and Leslie Jensen.<br />

Due to low numbers, pūteketeke<br />

are classed as nationally<br />

vulnerable. But numbers appear to<br />

be increasing.<br />

After reaching 200 in the 1980s the<br />

population increased to about 400 in<br />

2004, and 700 in 2014.<br />

It is expected bird numbers may<br />

exceed 1000 this survey. Plans are<br />

under way to find observers to count<br />

about 100 lakes in the South Island,<br />

on the same day.<br />

Geddes is co­ordinating people to<br />

count at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lakes. The<br />

new data will be valuable in<br />

determining trends in survival and<br />

distribution of this elegant, and now<br />

internationally famous, diving<br />

water bird.<br />

The pūteketeke survey is on<br />

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Singing for Christmas joy<br />

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Mid Canterbury Choir members<br />

have been singing their hearts<br />

out as they prepare for their<br />

annual Christmas Concert. To<br />

be held this Sunday, Celebrate<br />

Christmas Around the World<br />

will feature international<br />

concert organist Martin<br />

Setchell.<br />

‘‘Just singing, it brings me<br />

joy,’’ said founding member<br />

Elizabeth Small of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

when talking about what she<br />

likes about performing.<br />

‘‘Making music together and<br />

just sharing it. We come to<br />

practice each week and we<br />

polish it abit more and abit<br />

more, and then we get to share<br />

it,’’ added fellow founding<br />

member Julie Harris of<br />

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

Their skill of singing takes on<br />

extra meaning around<br />

Christmas when they perform<br />

many acarol, both modern and<br />

dating back as far as the 18th<br />

century.<br />

Members have even had to<br />

practice the art of rapping, for<br />

the carol Rapping Paper. This<br />

has required attention to the<br />

techniques of speaking in<br />

rhyme and taking cues from<br />

fellow members.<br />

‘‘You have to be in time,<br />

otherwise it comes to bits,’’<br />

foundation member Marianne<br />

Lemmens of Geraldine<br />

explained.<br />

Choir manager Carol Gunn<br />

said the choir had many<br />

BRINGING JOY: Mid Canterbury Choir members are preparing for their Christmas concert. They<br />

include those who have been with the group since it began 20 years ago (from left) ­Vivienne Jackson<br />

of <strong>Ashburton</strong>, Lynne Judkins of <strong>Ashburton</strong>, Marianne Lemmens of Geraldine, Elizabeth Small of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, Julie Harris of <strong>Ashburton</strong>, Graham Marr of Methven and choir manager Carol Gunn of<br />

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

members who had been with<br />

the group since it began 20<br />

years ago. In addition, there<br />

were always new members<br />

coming on board. Recently two<br />

young men from Methven had<br />

joined, helping boost the<br />

choir’s male contingent, which<br />

makes up about 20 per cent of<br />

choir members.<br />

‘‘One of the things Ilove<br />

about the choir, is it’s<br />

continuing and evolving,’’ Gunn<br />

said.<br />

The choir will be singing<br />

under the direction of Sylvia<br />

Watson, returned to lead as<br />

acting music director. Carolie<br />

Andrew is accompanist.<br />

In the new year the choir will<br />

welcome new music director<br />

Kathie McKimmie, who has<br />

worked with the choir on<br />

several occasions in the past.<br />

Celebrate Christmas<br />

Around the World is this<br />

Sunday, 2pm, at St Stephens<br />

Church, Park St, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Entry by programme at the door<br />

$15. Afternoon tea will be<br />

served after the concert.<br />

OUT AND ABOUT<br />

DECEMBER 7<br />

Rakaia Lions Club is running its Toot<br />

for Tucker appeal around the Rakaia<br />

and Chertsey townships.<br />

DECEMBER 8<br />

Christmas Carols on the Green at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Catholic gardens on the<br />

corner of Sealy and Winter St from<br />

7pm. All welcome.<br />

DECEMBER 9<br />

Christmas family movie screening,<br />

7pm, Arthur Christmas at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Domain picnic ground, off Elizabeth<br />

St, with live entertainment from 6pm.<br />

Bring chairs, blankets, and dress for<br />

the occasion. Entrance at corner of<br />

Elizabeth and Grigg St. Entry is free,<br />

but bring acanned food item for<br />

Salvation Army foodbank.<br />

Market day at St Andrew's<br />

Presbyterian Church Rakaia from<br />

9am -12pm.<br />

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Christmas-themedopen day at The<br />

Plains Railway and Historical Museum<br />

in Tinwald. Open from 11am to 4pm.<br />

Terrace Station, Hororata, open<br />

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INSPECTION, PROMOTION FOR CADETS<br />

Making<br />

wishes<br />

come<br />

true<br />

SPECIAL NIGHT:Pictured are (from left) cadet sergeant Wessel<br />

Blignault, cadet acting corporal Gideon Kuipers,cadet corporal William<br />

Brown, <strong>Ashburton</strong> CadetUnit major Cezarne Rodgers,New Zealand<br />

Army warrant officer Joe Taipari, cadet lance corporal Levi Appleton­<br />

Day, cadet lance corporal,cadet lance corporal Theo Vannini and cadet<br />

corporalJack Robinson­Sulivan.<br />

PHOTO DELLWYN MOYLAN<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Cadet Unit recentlyheld<br />

aspecial night following their<br />

Southern Area Efficiency title win.<br />

Unit Commander major Cezarne<br />

Rodgers said as aresult they<br />

progressed to compete against<br />

winners from the Central and<br />

Northern regions and were<br />

awaiting the announcement of the<br />

national Efficiency winning unit.<br />

Each of the units were inspected<br />

by awarrant officer from the NZ<br />

Army who will select the winner<br />

from the winning units. The<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> unit was inspected by<br />

New Zealand Army WarrantOfficer<br />

Class One Joe Taipari and during<br />

night six cadets were promoted.<br />

Rodgers said ‘‘it is an amazing<br />

opportunity for the cadets to be<br />

promoted by such ahigh standing<br />

member of the New Zealand Army.’’<br />

The cadets promoted were<br />

Wessel Blignault promoted to cadet<br />

sergeant, he also received his<br />

marksmanship shooting badge for<br />

scoring over 80 in aunit shoot.<br />

Gideon Kuipers was promoted to<br />

acting corporal, William Brown<br />

promoted to corporal, Levi<br />

Appleton­Day promoted to lance<br />

corporal, Theo Vannini promoted to<br />

lance corporal and Jack Robinson­<br />

Sulivan promoted to corporal<br />

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For 30 years anational<br />

partnership between Kmart and<br />

The Salvation Army has<br />

brightenedupChristmasfor<br />

many.<br />

It is all thanks to the Kmart<br />

Wishing Tree.<br />

It will be the second year Kmart<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> has awishing tree.<br />

People can drop off gifts in the<br />

box next to the tree. For<br />

safekeeping, the elves empty the<br />

box regularly and take gifts to the<br />

Salvation Army.<br />

The wishing tree will be at the<br />

entrance to the store until<br />

ChristmasEve.<br />

Kmart <strong>Ashburton</strong> store<br />

manager Debbie Mangos said the<br />

store was happy to support local<br />

families.<br />

‘‘We are averaging 60 presents aweek,’’<br />

Mangos said. ‘‘We offer people the<br />

opportunity to donate aChristmasgift for<br />

those who don't have alot and to support local<br />

families,’’ she said.<br />

Working with the Salvation Army, and with<br />

the generous support of their customers,<br />

nationally Kmart have donated over $5.6<br />

million and 10 million gifts have been<br />

distributedtothose in need at Christmas.<br />

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

lieutenant Semi Ratu said they are very<br />

grateful for the support they receive from the<br />

community. ‘‘When familiescome to pick up<br />

their Christmashampers they can also get a<br />

gift for their child/ren,’’ Ratu said.<br />

The Salvation Army set up donated gifts<br />

like ashop. <strong>Ashburton</strong> Salvation Army Corps<br />

Officer lieutenant Lizzie Walker­Ratu said<br />

parents can then choose the gift for their<br />

child.<br />

‘‘This gives them the dignity of choosing<br />

what they would like and they know their<br />

kids,’’Walker­Ratu said.<br />

‘‘Some gifts come wrappedand labelled<br />

with the age and gender of the child they are<br />

suitable for, we leave them wrappedsoit's a<br />

surprise for everyone.’’<br />

In some parts of New Zealand the Salvation<br />

Army has withdrawn from giving out<br />

Christmasfood and parcels due to demand on<br />

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Gifts are arriving at the Kmart<br />

Christmas wishing tree for the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Salvation Army<br />

much to the delight of <strong>Ashburton</strong> Corp Officers lieutenant<br />

Semi Ratu (left) and lieutenant Lizzie Walker­Ratu (at<br />

right), receiving toys from Kmart <strong>Ashburton</strong> manager<br />

Debbie Mangos (centre).<br />

services. There isn't the funding for the extra<br />

treats so they are only given astandard<br />

parcel.<br />

In <strong>Ashburton</strong>, the Salvation Army can<br />

provide the extras like achicken, roast<br />

vegetables, treats and dessert thanks to<br />

support from Braided Rivers Trust. ‘‘Thanks<br />

to their support, Kmart, and the communities<br />

support it’s feeling very Christmassy,’’ Walker­<br />

Ratu said.<br />

‘‘The foodbank has been very busy this year.<br />

The recent Toot for Tucker had come at a<br />

much­needed time. The response was<br />

fantastic with the shelves in the food bank full<br />

but the goods would soon be going out to those<br />

in need.’’<br />

‘‘It's lovely to see everyone caring about each<br />

other through the things they do for others and<br />

their giving, especially with the cost of living<br />

crisis,’’ Walker­Ratu said.<br />

The Food Bank will be operating throughout<br />

the Christmas time for those in need of a<br />

standard food parcel.<br />

Ratu said ‘‘all the generous giving by the<br />

community is what Christmas is all about.’’<br />

Christmas food, treats or gifts can be<br />

dropped to the Salvation Army, corner of Cass<br />

and Cameron Sts from Monday ­Thursday<br />

between 9am and 3pm through until<br />

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Family Notices<br />

Deaths Deaths Deaths<br />

CONWAY Richard Jeffery<br />

Horst, passed away<br />

peacefully, with family at<br />

his side, onNovember 28,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>, aged 87. Beloved<br />

husband of thelateAngela;<br />

much loved father and<br />

father-in-law of Catherine<br />

and Michael, Rachel and<br />

Richard, Hamish and Alice.<br />

Loving brother of Juliet<br />

and the late Martin; proud<br />

grandfather of Alex, Oliver,<br />

and Matilda, Sophia and<br />

James, Max and Millie; a<br />

much treasured friend<br />

of Olive and her family.<br />

Messages to the Conway<br />

family, P O Box 472,<br />

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

thanks to the wonderful<br />

staffatRadiusMillstream. A<br />

celebration of Richard’s life<br />

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DIAMOND, Reginald<br />

Lance (Reg): Peacefully<br />

at <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital on<br />

Monday,<strong>December</strong>4,<strong>2023</strong>,<br />

aged 89 years. Cherished<br />

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

Carol and Robert Le Grice,<br />

Paul and Linda, Tony and<br />

Cindy, and Marie King and<br />

a loved grandfather and<br />

great-grandfather.<br />

Messages to The Diamond<br />

family, c/- PO Box 6035,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>7742.<br />

AcelebrationofReg’s life will<br />

be held at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Holiday Park Lodge, 62<br />

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<strong>2023</strong> commencing at 12pm.<br />

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MAGSON, Richard<br />

Grant – 11/10/1984 –<br />

02/12/<strong>2023</strong>, aged 39years.<br />

It is with sadness that<br />

we announce the tragic<br />

passing ofRichard. Dearly<br />

loved and adored Dad of<br />

Charlie. Beloved son of<br />

Lynette, Grant and Andrea.<br />

Loved brother of Alan and<br />

Justine, Sara and Jamie.<br />

Loved uncle of Jordan,<br />

Jayden, Tane, Poppy, Ella,<br />

and Preston. Messages to<br />

the Magson family, P O<br />

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

A service to celebrate<br />

Richard’s life will be held<br />

at the Rakaia Memorial<br />

Hall, Elizabeth Avenue, on<br />

Monday <strong>December</strong> 11,<br />

commencing at 1.00pm,<br />

followed by interment at<br />

the Rakaia Cemetery. For<br />

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MORRISS, Nira Patricia:<br />

20.12.1929 - 3.12.<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Dearly lovedwife of the late<br />

Willie. Much loved mother<br />

of Dianne, and Wendy<br />

Morriss. Dearly loved<br />

Nana of her grandchildren<br />

and great-grandchildren.<br />

Messages to the Morriss<br />

family, P O Box 472,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 7740. Rest in<br />

Peace. Youwill be so sadly<br />

missed in all our lives.<br />

A<br />

special thank you to the<br />

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

the exceptional care Nira<br />

received in her final days.<br />

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WELLMAN Heather<br />

Christina, on Sunday,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 3, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Passed away peacefully at<br />

Christchurch Hospitalwith<br />

Richard and Jodie by her<br />

side. Aged 84years. Loved<br />

wife of the late John (Darkie).<br />

Loved Mum and motherin-law<br />

of Tracy and Darryl<br />

Mills,Richardand Jodie,and<br />

‘Bella’. Proud grandmother<br />

of Miranda and Henry. A<br />

big thank you tothe staff<br />

at Christchurch Hospital.<br />

Messages to Heather’s<br />

family may be sent toPO<br />

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A Memorial to celebrate<br />

Heather’s life will be held<br />

in our chapel, corner East<br />

and Cox Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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Acknowledgement<br />

BURRIDGE, Lois Noela:<br />

Dennis, Erin, Lynley and<br />

John, Ethan, Israel and<br />

Gabriel wish to express our<br />

thanks and appreciation for<br />

the support and assistance<br />

at the time ofour loss of a<br />

special wife, mother and<br />

grandmother.<br />

Please accept this as a<br />

personal thank you.<br />

CHATTERTON, Natasha Marie<br />

(Tarsh): Nigel, (Nudge),<br />

James, Jacob, Dannielle,<br />

Stev andLynn Tocher, Harry<br />

and Pauline Chatterton<br />

and families wish tothank<br />

all family and friends for<br />

their love and support with<br />

Tarsh’s passing.<br />

Thank you for all the cards,<br />

calls, messages and visits,<br />

and to allwho attended the<br />

celebrationofTarsh’s life.<br />

Special thanks toPalliative<br />

Care, <strong>Ashburton</strong> and Dr<br />

Charlotte Cox for their<br />

loving care during her last<br />

days.<br />

Please accept this as a<br />

personal thankyou.<br />

HENDERSON, Hartley<br />

Edwin: Joan, Robert, Bruce<br />

and families than you for<br />

your kind messages and<br />

support inthe loss of our<br />

loved Hartley. A special<br />

person who will dearly be<br />

missed.<br />

WARD, Eileen Edith<br />

Margaret Mary: Graeme,<br />

David, Anita and families<br />

wish to thank everyone<br />

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following the passing of<br />

Eileen. Thankyou forall the<br />

flowers, cards, baking and<br />

calls received.<br />

Our sincere thanks tothe<br />

staff at Radius for the care<br />

and sympathy that was<br />

given.<br />

CHRISTMAS THANK YOU: At the gathering were (from left) general manager Canterbury<br />

Rural Health Bernice Mara, midwifery nurse manager Julie Dockrill, Friends of the Hospital<br />

coordinator Jackie Rapley and secretary Lorraine Kershaw.<br />

Volunteers brighten<br />

up hospital stay<br />

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Fornearly half acentury, volunteers have<br />

assisted staff at <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital to meet<br />

patients’non­medicalneeds. Friends of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospitalwas begun at the request<br />

of the medical superintendent at the time, Dr<br />

Chapman, and social worker Margaret<br />

Denham.<br />

They recognised that while patients were in<br />

hospital, they were happier, more<br />

comfortable and less anxious if aholistic<br />

approach to their care was taken.<br />

Co­ordinator Jackie Rapley said each week<br />

day from February to Christmaseve<br />

volunteers serve morning teas in the wards,<br />

and at Tuarangi. Recently they were thanked<br />

by the hospitalatanend­of­year Christmas<br />

gathering.<br />

‘‘Along with the chats and cuppas, we also<br />

provide Easter and Christmastreats to those<br />

in hospitalatthese times. We decorate the<br />

Christmastree and provide anativity scene in<br />

thechapel. Before Christmas, we will visit the<br />

hospitaland Tuarangi to sing Christmas<br />

carols,’’ Jackie said.<br />

‘‘Prior to Covid, the Friends took patients to<br />

aweekly chapel service, providedalibrary<br />

with books and magazines. We hope to be able<br />

to return to doing these next year,’’ secretary<br />

Lorraine Kershawsaid.<br />

Members have also helped out in times of<br />

need, including supporting staff during nurses<br />

strikes, helping in acrisis and following the<br />

earthquakes in Christchurch, which saw many<br />

patients sent from Christchurch to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

some with no clothes or possessions.<br />

‘‘We provide personal care packs for<br />

patients who unexpectedly end up in hospital<br />

through situations like accidents. Each pack<br />

contains shampoo, acomb, tooth brush and<br />

paste. We are able to gift these packs thanks to<br />

thesupport of Foodstuffs Community trust<br />

and Hello Banana,’’ Lorraine said.<br />

‘‘Warm Baby, Safe Baby is aproject the<br />

❛We have purchased pure<br />

washable wool and around 20<br />

volunteers make singlets,<br />

beanies and blankets for new<br />

born babies.❜<br />

—Jackie Rapley<br />

Friends are enormously proud of,’’ Jackie<br />

added.<br />

‘‘Thanks to funding from Advance<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> and Ashford Store, we have<br />

purchased pure washable wool and<br />

around 20 volunteers make singlets,<br />

beanies and blankets for new born babies<br />

in <strong>Ashburton</strong>. These are very needed as<br />

some families have very little and don't<br />

know how cold it can be here.<br />

As babies don't shiver their parent’s<br />

aren’t alway’s aware they are cold,’’ Jackie<br />

said.<br />

The Friends meet monthly on the first<br />

Tuesday of the month to hear from<br />

speakers who generally talk on health<br />

related topics.<br />

The meetings also provide the<br />

opportunity to connect with the other<br />

volunteers.<br />

Currently there are 40 volunteers.<br />

In order to future­proof the organisation<br />

and continue to provide amuch needed<br />

and appreciated service, they are looking<br />

for more volunteers to join them and<br />

someone to co­ordinate the volunteers.<br />

At the annual appreciation morning tea<br />

provided by <strong>Ashburton</strong> Hospital on<br />

International Volunteers Day, the Friends<br />

presented 100 personal care packs as well<br />

as three large boxes of knitting for the<br />

maternity ward to pass on to the families of<br />

new babies.<br />

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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 41<br />

7<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

DeputyPrincipal Message<br />

Rangitata Block<br />

The Rangitata Block is on track tobeopen for<br />

01 February 2024 for the new Year 9students to<br />

starttheir lessons in.<br />

This week has seen Science, Art, Drama and<br />

Te WhareManaakiFaculties andDepartmentsstart<br />

to move resourcesintotheir newspaces.<br />

The interior and exterior colour scheme ofthe<br />

Rangitata Block reflects the Canterbury Plains.<br />

The outside colour of off-white and light blue<br />

represents the sky and clouds; while the interior is a combination of<br />

mutedsoftgreytones with theCollege Housecolours incorporated.<br />

Green represents the Canterbury green pastures; blue the Canterbury<br />

rivers; orange the tussock- covered mountains; all along with splashes<br />

of red.<br />

It is trulyamagnificent building and thepublicwill be invitedearly next<br />

year to view this showcase of educational architecture.<br />

End-of-Year<br />

The end of the year does now seem to be approaching fast. NCEA<br />

external examinations have finished and students wait now until mid-<br />

Januaryfor their results.<br />

TheYear 13students have had their last days of being in classrooms at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College. They have finished their exams, wehavecelebrated<br />

their academic successatour Year 13 GraduationAwardsCeremony, and<br />

have said our final farewell at the Graduation Dinner held onSunday<br />

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

The students now leave the well-known, familiar, secure school<br />

environment and begin tomake their way in other endeavours and<br />

communities.<br />

NewIntake<br />

As the Year 13 studentsleave,another group-ournew Year 9intake for<br />

2024 -have had their ‘orientation morning’atCollege, as astart to their<br />

transition of entering secondary schooling at <strong>Ashburton</strong>College.<br />

Year 9and 10 Students<br />

Since Years 11, 12 and 13students have been onexam leave, Year 10<br />

students have enjoyed being the ‘seniors ‘ofthe College.<br />

BothYear9andYear10students also havehad the excitementofgetting<br />

prepared for‘GetOut There’ Day, scheduledfor theday this newsletter is<br />

published. Students will spend the day partaking in activities selected<br />

from acomprehensive list, including fishing, horse riding, tramping,<br />

surfingand white-water rafting, to nameafew.<br />

ThankYou<br />

Iwould like totake this opportunity tothank parents and caregivers<br />

for their support over the year; whether it is ensuring their child isto<br />

College ontime, in the correct uniform, encouraging homework to be<br />

completed,orrevisingfor atestorexaminations, or supporting them to<br />

be at practises and/or extra-curriculareventsinand outofCollege.<br />

This help supportsthe saying-‘ittakes acommunity to raise achild’.<br />

Ithas been abusyyearwhenitisreflectedon, and soon it willbeschools’<br />

holiday time and Iwish you and your families asafe, restful break for<br />

thosewho have abreak,and averyHappy Christmas.<br />

HelenShore-Taylor<br />

Deputy Principal•TumuakiTuarua<br />

Information<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College School Board<br />

CasualVacancy foranElected Trustee<br />

ACasual Vacancyhas occurred on the School Board<br />

foranElectedParentRepresentative.<br />

TheBoardhas resolved,<br />

underSection105 of theEducationAct 1989,<br />

to fillthe VacancybySelection.<br />

If tenpercent or more of eligiblevoters onthe CollegeRoll<br />

ask the Board, within 28 days of this notice being published,<br />

to hold aBy-Election to fillthe vacancy,then aBy-Election willbeheld.<br />

Any eligible voterwho wishestoask theBoard<br />

to holdaBy-Electionshould advise this,inwriting,to:<br />

Email:ts@ashcoll.school.nz;<br />

or writeto: <strong>Ashburton</strong>CollegeSchool Board,<br />

POBox 204,<strong>Ashburton</strong>7740<br />

On or by:Wednesday17January2024.<br />

OurVision<br />

Events<br />

Successful OrientationMorning forIncoming<br />

2024 Year 9Students<br />

Thereare alwaysanumber of positivesinthe latter part of this year and<br />

one ofthese is our annual welcome to, and orientation for, incoming<br />

2024 Year 9students from ourcontributingschoolsand,insomecases,<br />

newstudents from outside of our district.<br />

Themorning is an ideal wayfor incomingstudents to experienceataste of<br />

what it will be liketobeanAshCollstudent.<br />

This morning took place on Friday 24 November and itwas our pleasure<br />

towelcomeapproximately 275 students,who enjoyed afull programme of<br />

activities followingonfromtheirwelcome from HeadofJunior School John<br />

Cook,inthe Auditoriumat9:00am.<br />

(Pictured above): Students in the Auditorium for the welcome, meeting<br />

and hearing from Deans James List and Josh Sim, and gaining ‘starter’s<br />

information’.<br />

Programme for theMorning<br />

Students were divided into Ako classes and experienced two subjects,<br />

Science andPhysical Education, plus atourofthe school.<br />

Thetourguideswereanumber of Year 9students who were tasked to show<br />

theincomingstudentsaroundthe variousblocks and talk withthe students<br />

about different subjects available atCollege. The current Year 9students<br />

were also able to talk about how they felt on their first day of secondary<br />

school and help ease any worries that the Year 8students may have asked<br />

about.<br />

Rotational Subjects<br />

(Picturedright,leftand<br />

right): Year 10 students<br />

Leanè Senekaland<br />

Elliot Watson intheir<br />

roles as labassistants in<br />

Scienceteacher<br />

Chan Deng’s class.<br />

Following the safety briefing and demonstrations, students worked<br />

in groups tostart their bunsen burner operating and toundertake an<br />

experiment of testingvarious substancesoverthe flame.Aseachstudent in<br />

the grouphad aturn, they wroteonthe worksheetwhich colourthe flame<br />

showed for Barium, Calcium, Copper, Lead and Potassium; and learned<br />

whichsubstancesweretoxic,anirritant or lowhazard.<br />

(Picturedright): Students having<br />

dipped the stick into the<br />

chemical substanceand then<br />

placingthe stick through the<br />

flame,find outwhich substance<br />

they areworking with. The<br />

orange/redflame in front is<br />

Calcium, whilethe Blue/Green<br />

flame behindisCopper.<br />

Meanwhile, in theCollege<br />

Gym, afastrounders-stylegame<br />

wasunderwaywith students<br />

on the move in fast succession,<br />

under themanagement of<br />

Phys Ed HeadofFaculty<br />

Vaughan Matheson and<br />

Phys Ed teacher Josh Sim.<br />

Plenty of verbal encouragement<br />

reverberated around thegym!<br />

(Picturedleft, andbelow): Students<br />

managing thebunsenburner process.<br />

(Pictured below): Actionshots from theGym.<br />

Despitethe poor weatheronthe day, themorning went very well.Students<br />

arrivedingoodspirits ready to makethe most of opportunities, andasking<br />

good questions about life at AshColl. Staff are looking forward toworking<br />

withthe students from thestartofnextyear.<br />

College Rock Band Performs at<br />

‘Light up theNight’<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College’s Rock Band ‘No Sleep at Work’ performed atthe<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>DistrictCouncil’s ChristmasEvent on Saturday 25 November<br />

as the festiveseason hit<strong>Ashburton</strong>, and the big Christmas Tree waslit<br />

up.<br />

This band wasformed forthe Smokefree RockQuest this year,performing in<br />

the heats,in Timaru,where they placed second.<br />

On Saturday evening the band played a25-minute set of rock cover songs<br />

and finished withasongthathad amoreChristmas-type themetoit, but we<br />

arereliablyinformedthis wasstill arocksong!<br />

(Pictured above, front, left to right): Kyle Dickson (electric guitar),<br />

HalTwiname (bass guitar), Sean McQuillan (vocals and electric guitar) and<br />

Kate Cochrane (drums).<br />

(Pictured above): Kate Cochrane on drums.<br />

Photocredit: Joanne McCloy


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 41<br />

7<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Events<br />

Te Whare ManaakiStudentsPakeke<br />

Lions DayOut<br />

Annually the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Pakeke Lions Club sponsor an outing for<br />

College’s Te Whare Manaaki students, and this year was noexception,<br />

with the outing taking place on Tuesday 28November, at The Plains<br />

Vintage Railway and Historical Museum.<br />

Te WhareManaakiTeacher Tina Johnsonsaid that thestudentsgot to<br />

have tworides on the<br />

Railcar,playedunder<br />

the parachute, blew<br />

and caughtbubbles,<br />

and even had avisit<br />

from FatherChristmas<br />

who gave gifts to<br />

everyone.The superb<br />

hand-made giftswent<br />

down atreat,enhancing<br />

the outing, and we<br />

thank those who gave<br />

thetime to making<br />

them.<br />

The shade canopies and<br />

tables and chairs layout<br />

were an added comfort<br />

(Pictured right):<br />

NiesjeBurgerhout by<br />

theLions Sign.<br />

In front of the railcar (pictured above, front row, left to right):<br />

Niesje Burgerhout, Jacob Olsen, Riki Banwell, Skyla Mackay,<br />

Chelssea Cheesman, Cody Robin, Dominic Wayman.<br />

(Back row, left toright): Jonathan Hardy, Kaleb Moodie, Stacey Cooper,<br />

Harrison Thorpe.<br />

Junior Sports Week<br />

In our previous newsletter we gave ataster to this week held from<br />

Monday 20November-Thursday 23November. This week was apost-<br />

Covid initiative of Sport South Canterbury and has become afirm<br />

favourite forstudents and staff throughout the Aoraki region.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College’s Kairuruku Hākinakina | Sports Co-ordinator<br />

Darion Gray gives us some details relatedtothisweek and the activities<br />

held.<br />

Overall College had 140-plus students involved, with exposure toover<br />

twenty activities,and atotal of 725kmtravelled.<br />

Theactivities over the week encompassed Beach DayonMonday, Touch on<br />

Tuesday, WaimateDay on Wednesdayand Volleyball on Thursday.<br />

Mondayand Wednesdaywerenon-competitivefun events,while Touch and<br />

Volleyball were competitive events. We take alook at each of these days<br />

now.<br />

Caroline BayBeachDay<br />

At Caroline Bay Park teams participated insignificant rotations of<br />

activitiesinthe parkand on the beach, being:<br />

• Rugby Invasion Game<br />

• Riddle Solving and PhotoTask<br />

• BeachVolleyball<br />

• ITe Tīmatanga (Rhythmical and Mental Abilitygame,undertaken in pairs<br />

to help develop counting inMāori while keeping arhythm, action and<br />

amp)<br />

• Hula Hoop Challenge<br />

• Relay<br />

• Poi Toa, as shown in lastweek’s newsletter.<br />

• Charades<br />

• Memory<br />

• Music and amp<br />

• Skipping<br />

• Sponge and amp<br />

• Noodle<br />

Sharing the beach with passengers from the cruise ship meant the visitors<br />

were very interested in what was happening, which made for many<br />

conversions and explanations.<br />

Darion said that our rangitahi managed themselves extremely well and,<br />

with the aid of amap,navigated the park finding the various stations in the<br />

correctorder and in atimely manner.Itwas describedasfun forall!<br />

A‘Shout Out’ was given to Alex for his Double Dutch Skipping score of 84<br />

and, despite itnot being acompetitive day, seemingly the AshColl team<br />

came outontop overall!<br />

The Frisbee Golf (pictured below left, back row, left to right):<br />

Alex Kenure-Blackler, Oakley McKenzie, Curtis Bayston, Sawyer Skilling,<br />

Jack Bennett.<br />

(Middle Row, left toright): Laura Stanley, Addison Judd, Sophie Braas,<br />

Abby Cochrane,Tia Double,KateCochrane.Isla Gilbert.<br />

(Front row, left toright): Macy Lewis-West, Kate Rickard, Chloe Graham,<br />

Lucy Boldy.<br />

After ajoint lunch, venues were swapped and the College team spent the<br />

afternoon at theWaimateEvent Centre.<br />

At this venue students self-managed the choices of 3x3Basketball,Rollerblading<br />

and Badminton.<br />

Rock Climbing was on offer with experienced instructors. Over half of the<br />

College group, many outside their comfort zone, gave this awhirl, with all<br />

reachinggoals or exceeding goals,whichwas such athrill to watch.<br />

(Pictured right):<br />

Curtis Bayston<br />

with the ball<br />

in the 3x3<br />

Basketball<br />

match.<br />

(Picturedright):<br />

LauraStanley<br />

making her way<br />

up the climbing<br />

wall.<br />

(Picturedleft, lefttoright):<br />

Lucy Boldy,<br />

Chloe Graham,<br />

Kate Rickard,<br />

Macy Lewis-West setting<br />

outonaroller-blading<br />

excursion.<br />

(Picturedabove): Harrison Thorpe underthe parachute.<br />

(Picturedbelow): Chelssea Cheesmanreceiving her gift from Father Christmas<br />

(with his ‘helper’tothe left).<br />

(Pictured above, back row, left to right): Jack Bennett, Alex Kenure-Blackler,<br />

Sylvie Thompson-Hart, RubyPatterson, Savena Fagalima.<br />

(Pictured above, front row, left to right): Addison Judd. Laura Stanley,<br />

MaddyThomson and MakenzeBoardman.<br />

Waimate Day<br />

One hundred-plus participants enjoyed this day on Wednesday<br />

22 November in Waimate, with College team members transported<br />

by Kairuruku Hākinakina |Sports Co-ordinator Darion Gray and School<br />

Transport Manager and Teacher Relief Co-ordinator Mandy Harrison, with<br />

appreciation to her forher support as driver and helper forthe day.<br />

Team members for the day were -Curtis Bayston, Jack Bennett, Lucy Boldy,<br />

Sophie Braas, Abby Cochrane, Kate Cochrane, Tia Double, Isla Gilbert,<br />

Chloe Graham, Addison Judd, Alex Kenure-Blackler, Macy Lewis-West,<br />

Oakley McKenzie, Kate Rickard, Sawyer Skilling and LauraStanley.<br />

The morning was spent atVictoria Park having agoatFrisbee Golf.There<br />

were plenty of volunteers on hand to offer tips,explaining techniques and<br />

the different typesoffrisbee to get the bestdistanceand flight.<br />

Congratulations<br />

Students of the Week Award<br />

From the StudentAshColl WayCommittee this week we have<br />

the Year 9and Year 10 Studentofthe Week Awardees,<br />

from Week 7ofthisterm.<br />

In Term Four we are focusingonall three Values of<br />

Quality,Pride andRespect.<br />

The Week 7studentshave exhibited the<br />

AshCollWay theme of ‘Being Respectful Towards Others’.<br />

The Recipients for Week 7, Term Four were:<br />

Tina emphasisedthatthe daywas agreat success,and we cannot thank<br />

the Pakeke Lions enough for providing such an enjoyable outing for<br />

our students.<br />

Sophie Braas<br />

Year 9<br />

Maddie Stirling<br />

Year 10


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 41<br />

7<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Congratulations<br />

Impressive SouthIslandSecondary Schools’<br />

TrackCycling Success<br />

As part of our follow-up on student successes not able to be covered in<br />

earlier newsletters due to our various prize-giving reports, we now look at<br />

the SouthIsland SecondarySchools’Track Championships<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

This event was held during the October term holidays, on Tuesday 03<br />

and Wednesday 04October, atthe SIT (Southern Institute ofTechnology)<br />

Velodrome, Invercargill.<br />

Eliza McKenzie was the sole representative at this event, from the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> CollegeRoad and TrackCycling Team.<br />

Although aSouth Island Schools’ Championship, North Island secondary<br />

school riders were able to compete, butnonewereinEliza’sage group.<br />

This event followed the three-day Yunca Junior Tour ofSouthland, which<br />

was achallenging event. Eliza finished that onthe middle Sunday ofthe<br />

holidaybreak,had aday off andwas then back competing on theTuesday.<br />

JuniorSportsWeek<br />

JuniorBoys’ andGirls’Volleyball<br />

TheJuniorBoys’andGirls’Volleyball teamshad agreat dayonThursday<br />

23 November at the Aoraki Junior Volleyball Tournament played at<br />

Southern Trust EventCentre, Timaru.<br />

Coach Jonah Drye said he was ‘blown away’ by the amazing quality of<br />

volleyball both of the College teams played and, with volleyball being one<br />

ofthe twocompetitive sports,thisquality showed in their results.<br />

Results<br />

Both teamsplayedintheirrespectivetop grade andcameout with excellent<br />

results -<br />

• with the Boys’teamfinishing in 2nd place withinthe topBoys’ Grade<br />

• and the Girls’ team finishing in 1st place in the topGirls' Grade.<br />

Jonah said the results were agreat reflection of all the hard work and<br />

commitment students have put into themselves and each other. They<br />

represented <strong>Ashburton</strong>College extremely well andshould beveryproud.<br />

AshColl Boys’Team<br />

However, this build-up did not stop the teams from getting out there and<br />

amongstit, andplayingevery game to thebest of their ability.<br />

Resultswere–<br />

The Mixedand Girlsteams didn’t manage to progress further thanthe pool<br />

play, buthad anawesometimeand still scored some stellartries.Boththese<br />

teams facedsomehardcompetition from well-drilledteams butperformed<br />

well and representedthe school to thebest of their ability.<br />

Mixedteamresults<br />

4-3win - against MountHuttCollege Red<br />

1-5loss - against Twizel Area School<br />

2-8loss - against Roncalli College<br />

(Picturedright):<br />

Eliza competing<br />

in the Yunca<br />

Criterium, under<br />

theTinwald<br />

Cycling Club<br />

banner (in the<br />

blue andorange<br />

top).<br />

FavouriteDiscipline<br />

However, hot onthe heels ofthe Yunca Junior Tour ofSouthland which is<br />

comprised ofsix demanding stages over three days on the road, Eliza was<br />

excitedtoget back onto the Invercargill boards forher favouritediscipline.<br />

2500mScratch Race<br />

Tiredlegsfromthe Tour were quicklywarmedupand agood speedwas put<br />

onfor the first 2000m,with asprintfinishseeing Eliza in thirdplace.<br />

515m Sprint Final<br />

Thequick515mSprinthas ahand-held start, withElizahaving astrong start<br />

andsweep to thefront as she builtspeed. She heldthe frontfor the whole<br />

distancebut wasjustout-bid at the final stageofthe finish.<br />

(Picturedleft): Eliza<br />

preparing forthe 515m<br />

SprintFinal.<br />

3000m Points Race<br />

Thefinalracewas aPoints<br />

race,wherethereisa<br />

neutrallap,and then a<br />

single pointawarded to<br />

the first person over the<br />

line,for each 250m lap.<br />

This is agood tactical race,<br />

with ridershaving to keep<br />

track of notonly their<br />

own points butalsotheir<br />

competitors’points, whilst<br />

also planningand responding to attacks.<br />

As canbeexpected, points were hotlycontested,with Eliza making an early<br />

bid for the opening lap, and just being pipped on the line. However, she<br />

grabbed agreat point inlap 6, catching her competitors stalling and then<br />

dropping into the racing lane to grab the point. Ultimately, she finished<br />

thirdinthe race.<br />

South Island SecondarySchools’Track CyclingBronzeMedal<br />

Overallfor Eliza<br />

From the abovethree separate events,competitors gathered finishing place<br />

pointstoprovide theoutcome forthe overallpodium placings.<br />

Having placed 3rdineach of the 2500m Scratchrace, the515m Sprint final,<br />

and the 3000m Points Race,Elizaclaimedthe Bronze Medalpositionoverall.<br />

The Gold Medal went toaCentral Southland College rider, and Silver toa<br />

Roncalli Collegerider.<br />

This eventconcludedthe school fixtures for cycling for<strong>2023</strong>, andbrings in<br />

thestartofTrack Season andSummerRoad Racing.<br />

(Pictured right, far<br />

right): Eliza on the<br />

podiumreceiving<br />

her BronzeMedal.<br />

The second-placed AshColl Junior Boys’ATeam (pictured above, back row,<br />

left toright): Coach Jonah Drye, Lucius Hunt, Mei Vaeila, Pokoina Paraia,<br />

CoachEthan Santich, BrodynCooper.<br />

(Front row, left to right): Tangi Tepaki, Nonu Tilialo, James Fakateli and<br />

Shams Tahiri.<br />

In reaching this outcome they had wins over Mt HuttCollegeA(2-1); Timaru<br />

Boys’High School B(2-0); and then a2-0 semi-final win over Timaru Boys’<br />

High School A; followed byafinals loss against Waitaki Boys’ High School<br />

A(2-1).<br />

AshColl Girls’Team<br />

The first-placed AshColl AJunior Girls’ ATeam (picturedabove,lefttoright):<br />

Coach Jonah Drye, Shalom Pio, ToaMakaui, Hope Mendez, Yumi Cabalse,<br />

SiosianaTaufa, Althea Agacer,Hazel Bernarte and Coach EthanSantich.<br />

Unbeaten throughout the day, the team’s wins were against Mackenzie<br />

College A(2-1), Timaru Girls’ High School A(2-0), Mountainview College<br />

(2-0), and the semi-final win over MtHutt College A(2-0), with the final a<br />

repeat2-0 win over Timaru Girls’ High School A.<br />

Competing teamswere-<br />

Boys’competition: Mt HuttCollegeAand BTeam, Timaru High School Boys’<br />

A and BTeams,WaitakiBoys’ High School Aand <strong>Ashburton</strong> College A.<br />

Girls’ competition: Thirteen teams contested this competition, being the<br />

A and Bteams from Mt Hutt College,Timaru Girls’High School, Mackenzie<br />

College, and Geraldine High School, plus Timaru Girls’High School Year 9,<br />

Waitaki Girls’ High School A,Craighead Diocesan School, Mountainvew<br />

High School and<strong>Ashburton</strong> College.<br />

Appreciation:<br />

Appreciation is given to Coaches Jonah Drye (and Manager) and<br />

Ethan Santich, to driver Cheyenne Parris; and toHope Mendez for adding<br />

in somerefereeing.<br />

TouchRugby<br />

This competition was held on Tuesday21Novemberatthe TimaruOld<br />

Boys’RugbyClub,with seven teams in each of thethree grades –Mixed,<br />

Boys’and Girls’.<br />

Travelling with the teams were team Coaches Sean Hewett,<br />

Genevieve Kirwan and Josh Sim, with help from students Dave Pio,<br />

Beaver Touli, Siasini Satui, Ripena Umaga Vaeila, Angel Spooner and<br />

Shelley Cossey.<br />

Sean said there were many nerves amongst the three teams on the way to<br />

Timaru, mainly due tothe fact that the students had only had one touch<br />

training before the tournament and that was as alarge group, with little<br />

focus on anythingbut thebasics.<br />

The Mixed Team members (pictured above, back row, left to right): Coach<br />

Josh Sim, Eleanor Ross, Hope Peters, Maddy Thomson, Siosiana Taufa,<br />

Savena Fagalima, RubyPatterson.<br />

(Front row, left to right): Ma’a Lene, Alex Urquhart, Kymani-Cruz Pupuke,<br />

JamesFakateli, Brodyn Cooper andJJTupa.<br />

Girls’ team results<br />

0-3loss -against WaitakiGirls’High School<br />

0-11 loss - againstCraighead Diocesan School<br />

0-6 loss - against Timaru Girls’HighSchool<br />

The Girls’ team members (pictured above, back row, left to right):<br />

Coach Shelley Cossey, Macy Lewis-West, Lucy Boldy, Sylvie Thompson<br />

Hart, Makenze Boardman, Laura Stanley, Addison Judd, Isla Gilbert, Coach<br />

SiasiniSatui.<br />

(Front row, left to right): Ebony Manuel-Hayes, Chloe Graham, Sophie Braas,<br />

Kate Cochrane andTia Double.<br />

The Boys’team got off to aslow start, given the limited training together,<br />

but improved dramatically in the second game, to secure aplace in the<br />

semi-finals.<br />

Unfortunately for them, in the semi-final, they were pinned against the<br />

eventual tournament winners, being avery efficient Waitaki Boys’ High<br />

School team. This led to them playing-off for 3rd or 4th placing, agame<br />

which they won against Timaru Boys’ 2(3-2), the team they drew with in<br />

their first game.<br />

Sean describedthis as agreat dayall around,withsome real talentshown!<br />

Boys’team results<br />

4-4 draw - against TimaruBoys’ High School 2<br />

2-1 win - against Mackenzie College<br />

0-6 loss - in thesemi-finalagainst WaitakiBoys’ High School<br />

3-2win - 3v4play-off against Timaru Boys’High School 2<br />

The Boys’ Team members (pictured above, back row, lefttoright): MeiVaeila,<br />

Tangi Tepaki, Joel Moffett, Toby Grant, Maxton Rowlands,<br />

Alex Kenure-Blackler,Coach Sean Hewett.<br />

(Front row, left to right): Setu Fetoai, Aggelos Vaeila, Kash McMillan,<br />

Jack Bennett,Pokoina Paraia.


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 41<br />

7<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Congratulations<br />

Excellent Trampolining Successesfor College<br />

Studentsatthe CanterburyChampionships<br />

In the finalTrampoline Competitionand presentation of the Canterbury<br />

Champion Trophies for <strong>2023</strong>, College students Finleigh Glanville,<br />

LauraStanleyand JamieGlanville achievedoutstandingresults.<br />

Finleigh Glanville: 13-14 yearscategory<br />

1st placed Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline<br />

Canterbury Champion for the year in both the Trampoline and Double<br />

Mini Trampoline<br />

LauraStanley:13-14 yearscategory<br />

3rdplaced Double Mini Trampoline<br />

4th placed Trampoline<br />

Jamie Glanville: 15-16 yearscategory<br />

1st placed<br />

Trampolineand Double Mini Trampoline<br />

CanterburyChampionfor the year for both Trampoline and Double Mini<br />

Trampoline<br />

(Picturedright): Double<br />

Mini Trampoline<br />

winners Finleigh<br />

Glanville (1st placed)<br />

and LauraStanley(3rd<br />

placed).<br />

(Picturedright,left<br />

and right):<br />

Jamie Glanville and<br />

Finleigh Glanville<br />

with their certificates<br />

andCanterbury<br />

Champion trophies<br />

in both Trampoline<br />

and Double Mini<br />

Trampoline,intheir<br />

respectiveage<br />

groups.<br />

Principal’s Commendations –<br />

TwoAdditional Students<br />

As partofthe College’s recognition process, Principal’s Commendation<br />

Awards give acknowledgement and appreciation for outstanding<br />

contributionstoCollege life and personal achievement.<br />

These were recorded in our early November newsletter but two students<br />

escapedthatlist and we want to acknowledge them publicly,aswedid for<br />

the other students.<br />

E-J Elliott and Georgie Poole are acknowledged for the contribution as<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>CollegeFootball Coaches.<br />

(Pictured leftand right):<br />

E-JElliott and<br />

GeorgiePoole.<br />

ComingEvents<br />

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

08-10 NZSS Track,Field and Road Championahips,Ngā Puna Wai,<br />

Christchurch<br />

11 Year 9and Year 10 finalday andprize-givings (refer below).<br />

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

Parents, caregivers, family/whānau, friends and interested community<br />

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

Prize-givings.<br />

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

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

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

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

ComingEvents<br />

Some Key2024 Early-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 />

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

whohavetimetable clashes or requiresubjectchanges<br />

30-31 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' first day<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,30August<br />

Term Four Monday14October - Thursday24October (Year 13)<br />

Labour Daypublic holiday 28 October<br />

- Tuesday 30 October (Years11/12)<br />

Accord Teacher Only Day14November<br />

CanterburyAnniversaryDay 15 November<br />

- Tuesday 10 <strong>December</strong> (Years9and 10)<br />

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5Baring SquareWest, <strong>Ashburton</strong> |POBox 94, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, NewZealand 7740 | Telephone (03) 3<strong>07</strong>7700 |Website ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

Historicfoundations uncovered<br />

Contractors working at the Ng King<br />

community heritageparkonAllens<br />

Road haveuncoveredfoundations<br />

of an historic building atthe former<br />

Chinese market garden settlement.<br />

Thebrick floor of aspace thought to have<br />

beenused forhay storageand kennels<br />

wasdiscoveredbyaGDC digger driver<br />

removing alayer of grass andtopsoil to<br />

create an all-weather surfacefor visitors to<br />

the park,which will officially open to the<br />

public in Februarynextyear.<br />

Acollection of buildings has already been<br />

preservedonthe site, whichwas declared<br />

archaeologically significantin2019 after<br />

Counciland the Ng King families had been<br />

working together to restoreparts of it.<br />

Council’sheritageconsultant ArleneBaird<br />

saidthe brick floor wasafantastic find this<br />

week.<br />

“Weknewfromhistoric aerial images that<br />

thereused to be abuilding inthe area but<br />

we thought ithad adirt floor likemany<br />

of the other buildings, so finding the pad<br />

intactisamazing.”<br />

An edging will be built aroundthe brick<br />

floor and the discoveryable to be seen<br />

by all visitors. The story of the market<br />

gardens runbythe Ng King Brothers<br />

partnership in <strong>Ashburton</strong> from the early<br />

1920swill be told in interpretive panels<br />

that will also be erectedaroundthe wider<br />

site.<br />

“Wewant to keep the floor exposed so<br />

it helps to tell the story of whatwas here<br />

before,”MsBairdsaid.<br />

Neil Brown-Mayor<br />

Slowdown,people make<br />

mistakes behind the wheel<br />

Council’sroading contractors are<br />

busyupgradingstopand giveway<br />

signs at manyrural intersections<br />

–signs arebigger,there aremore<br />

of them, andsome havewhite<br />

backgrounds designed to make<br />

them even morevisible.<br />

No-one sets out to die on our roads,<br />

yetmistakeshappen and sadly we<br />

havehad people killed at some of<br />

our intersections in the district. So, as<br />

Christmas fast approaches, please drive<br />

safely.<br />

Thatmessage is spreadyear-round<br />

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

Co-ordinating Committee, which meets<br />

everythree months and includes<br />

representatives from emergency<br />

services, road and transport advocates<br />

and agencies like ACADSwho have been<br />

outinthe community talking about not<br />

driving if you’vebeen drinking.<br />

This week’s meeting agendahad nearly<br />

Council staff and contractors inspect the brick floor.<br />

“The panels tell abigger storyabout not<br />

just the NgKing partnership,but also of<br />

Chinese immigrationtoNew Zealand and<br />

themarket garden business.”<br />

Landscapingwork to be completedbefore<br />

the official opening in Februaryincludes<br />

creating ashingle pathinthe form of the<br />

figureeight around thepark,aswell as<br />

an entrancefromTurtonGreen. The 2.5<br />

hectare sitewill alsobeplantedout and<br />

thesecurityfencingeventually removed.<br />

MsBairdsaidtherewould be places to sit<br />

and placestoplay, andshe hopedvisitors<br />

would take the opportunitytolearn<br />

about theimportance of the site,which<br />

wasregarded as the lastintactexample<br />

of a20th centuryChinesemarket garden<br />

100 photographs of improvements to<br />

some of our ruralintersections. They<br />

showednew,largerstopand give way<br />

signs, and additional signswarning<br />

drivers thatthe new,largerstopand<br />

giveway signs were coming up.<br />

We also heardaboutanimpactful video<br />

being filmed by the South Canterbury<br />

road safetyteamthatwill be available to<br />

our districtnextyear. It dealswithyoung<br />

people andand the effects of dangerous<br />

and impaired driving, though thatisa<br />

subjectfor all ages.<br />

Speed is another matter forall drivers<br />

and weare expecting Waka Kotahi NZ<br />

Transport Agency to adjust thespeed<br />

limit through Rakaia townshipdown to<br />

50km/hinthe new year.Thiswillbevery<br />

welcome by thosewho livethereand<br />

whohavebeen askingfor alower limit<br />

foryears.<br />

The speed over the Rakaia Riverbridge<br />

is eventually expected to drop to<br />

settlement in NewZealand.<br />

“This restorationprojecthas been 16<br />

yearsinthe making and wonderful<br />

acknowledgement of the contribution<br />

early Chinese settlersmade to our<br />

history.”<br />

Theofficialopeningisaprivate event at<br />

11am on Sunday25Februaryinvolving<br />

Council, HeritageNew Zealandand the<br />

descendants of the Ng King settlers. The<br />

park will be open to the community after<br />

that.<br />

Restoration work has been funded by<br />

Council, HeritageNew Zealandand a<br />

grant from theChinese Poll TaxHeritage<br />

Trust.<br />

80km/h<br />

and drivers<br />

will also have<br />

to adjust to slowmoving<br />

heavytrafficpulling<br />

out of the newweigh station<br />

thatisunder construction on<br />

thenorthern side of theriver.<br />

Somedecisions Council has nosay in,<br />

butwecan monitor the consequences<br />

and push forimprovements.<br />

We continue to hear unfavourable<br />

feedback onthe permanent 30km/h<br />

speed reductions past local schools<br />

andwewill be reviewing that decision<br />

in February. Variablespeed signs, with<br />

limitsduring school timeonly, may be<br />

thebestsolution at someschools on<br />

busier arterial roads but these will cost a<br />

whole lotmore.<br />

Stay safeonthe roads theseholidays -<br />

drivetothe conditions andslowdown,<br />

becausepeople makemistakes.<br />

Thursday,7<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong> | ISSUE 158<br />

SHORT<br />

AND<br />

SWEET<br />

CHRISTMAS MOVIE<br />

The countdownisonfor Arthur<br />

Christmas, the free family<br />

moviebeing screened outdoors<br />

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

picnicgroundson Saturday. Entry<br />

is off Elizabeth and Grigg Streets,<br />

with the venue open from 6pm. The<br />

YouthCouncilwill be giving away<br />

free popcornfor the movie, which<br />

startsat7pm. If the weather is poor,<br />

keep an eyeonCouncil'sFacebook<br />

page fornotice-the postponement<br />

date is Saturday16<strong>December</strong>.The<br />

event is part of Council'sLight Up<br />

The Night Christmas festival.<br />

DISC GOLFOPENS<br />

The newdiscgolf course at the<br />

Tinwald Domain opens this Sunday,<br />

at 3pm, and local golfersare invited<br />

to check it out.The nine-hole<br />

course hasbeen designed by Zac<br />

Taylor, of the Christchurch DiscGolf<br />

Club, who hasbeen working with<br />

the Tinwald Reserve Boardtomake<br />

it happen.<br />

TALK IT UP<br />

Council'sTalk It Up Tuesday<br />

sessionsatthe <strong>Ashburton</strong> Library<br />

will come to an end forthis year on<br />

Tuesday12<strong>December</strong>.Councillors<br />

welcome residentswho want to<br />

talk about the good, or not-sogood<br />

aspects of lifeinthe district,<br />

between 1pm-2pm. The regular<br />

Tuesdaysessions will restartinthe<br />

newyearfromTeWhare Whakatere,<br />

the newlivrary andcivic building on<br />

Baring Square East.<br />

BOOK CLUB READS<br />

The next Book Club meeting at<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Librarywill be on<br />

Thursday21<strong>December</strong> at 1.30pm.<br />

Books in the spotlight include<br />

Souvenirs, the Fine Art of Uncanny<br />

Predictionand Postscript.<br />

1 ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

Thursday,7<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong> |ISSUE 158


Business awards finalistsrevealed<br />

The finalists havebeen shortlisted<br />

forthe ANZ Business of the Year<br />

Awards and the all-important judgingroundwill<br />

soon get under way,<br />

amid much excitement.<br />

When entries to the event closed last<br />

month, organiserscounted 122, which is<br />

ahugejump from when the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Districtawardswerefirst heldin2022.<br />

Council is partnering with Ri Ra Events<br />

to hostthe awards and Ri Ra marketing<br />

directorColmMcGrathsaid thefinal<br />

count had exceeded both the target and<br />

expectations.<br />

“We’re thrilled with the number and<br />

quality of entries, and theyrepresent<br />

agreat cross-section of our business<br />

community.We’ve seen amix of<br />

established businesses, who’vebeen<br />

doingwell foranumber of years, and<br />

some relativenewcomersand start-ups,<br />

so we’rethrilled. We’veshortlistednearly<br />

50 in the various categories, and some<br />

appear in morethan one group because<br />

of their many talents.”<br />

The next phase of the awards involves<br />

judges meeting with the shortlisted<br />

businesses to talk moreindepth about<br />

whattheydoand whattheyhave<br />

achieved. Winnerswill be announced at<br />

agalaevening at the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Aviation<br />

Museum superhangar on Friday 23<br />

February-the aviation museumwas a<br />

winner in the inaugural awards in 2022,<br />

taking topspotinthe tourism category.<br />

The gala evening is open to all businesses<br />

to attend, and tables and tickets forthe<br />

evening havejustbeen released forsale at<br />

www.businessoftheyear.nz<br />

Category winnersare eligiblefor the supreme<br />

business excellenceaward, which<br />

will be decided by Mayor Neil Brown.<br />

The finalists are–<br />

ExcellenceinPrimaryIndustries:<br />

Agricultural Consulting Services<br />

Checking out the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Aviation Museumahead of the ANZ Business of<br />

the Year Awards gala are(from left) Mayor Neil Brown, the museum's Owen<br />

Mooreand the ANZ'sMichael Royston.<br />

(Canterbury) Ltd, Potato SeedCo-op Ltd,<br />

May BrothersContracting Ltd, Veterinary<br />

Enterprises Group Ltd(VetEnt).<br />

ExcellenceinCustomerExperience: Big<br />

Al’s, The Dog House, Escape Adventures<br />

NZ, OpukeThermal Pools &Spa, Wrights<br />

DrycleanersLtd.<br />

ExcellenceinWorkplaceWellbeing:<br />

Jan Maree Cleaning Services Ltd, Juice<br />

Signs +Design, RX Plastics Ltd, Tavendale<br />

and PartnersLtd, VeterinaryEnterprises<br />

Group.<br />

ExcellenceinCommunity Impact:<br />

Kai forKids Charitable Trust, Safer<br />

Mid Canterbury–Hakatere Haumaru,<br />

StaveleyIce &Curling Rink, Mid<br />

CanterburyRural Support Trust.<br />

ExcellenceinProfessional Services:<br />

Chilton +Mayne ArchitectureLtd, Crispin<br />

Design, Rushton Marketing, Tavendale<br />

and PartnersLtd.<br />

ExcellenceinTourism: Escape<br />

Adventures NZ, Hemsworth Estate, Opuke<br />

Thermal Pools &Spa, StaveleyIce &<br />

Curling Rink.<br />

ExcellenceinManufacturing: RX<br />

Plastics Limited, Smith AttachmentsLtd,<br />

CullimoreEngineering.<br />

ExcellenceinTechnology&Innovation:<br />

Agricultural Consulting Services<br />

(Canterbury) Ltd, BaskivilleLtd, Cullimore<br />

Engineering, Diesel-Tech Machinery,<br />

OpukeThermal Pools &Spa.<br />

ExcellenceinExport: Hemprino, Quigley<br />

Feeds NZ, CreepersSocks, RX Plastics.<br />

ExcellenceinEnvironmental<br />

Sustainability: Jan Maree Cleaning<br />

Services Ltd, Hemprino, OpukeThermal<br />

Pools &Spa, WrightsDrycleaners<br />

Apparelmaster.<br />

Emerging NewBusiness: BerryBeauty<br />

Co.Ltd, Fern and Feta Platters, Opuke<br />

Thermal Pools &Spa, QuigleyFeeds NZ.<br />

Emerging Business Leader: ATeam<br />

Construction, BerryBeauty Co.Ltd,<br />

CullimoreEngineering Ltd, Opuke<br />

Thermal Pools &Spa.<br />

ExcellenceinRetail/Hospitality: Berry<br />

Beauty Co.Ltd, Big Al’s, CleaversCorner<br />

GastroPub, Stronechrubie Restaurant &<br />

Accommodation, Triangle Espresso.<br />

ExcellenceinBusiness Leadership: To<br />

be announced at the awards evening.<br />

PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURE<br />

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

noticeofaproposal to temporarily close<br />

roads to ordinaryvehicle traffictoenable<br />

the holding of akids' duathlon and<br />

triathlonatthe EA Networks Centre.<br />

Roads proposed to be closed:<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 <strong>December</strong> 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 />

<strong>December</strong>.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 (hospitalend) -<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 />

<strong>December</strong>.ThompsonsTrack, between<br />

Braemar andPole Road, will be closed<br />

forroadrehabilitation. Detour in place;<br />

residentaccess available.<br />

Elizabeth Street -current to 12<br />

<strong>December</strong>.Elizabeth Street, between<br />

Cross andAllison Streets, is closedfor<br />

the first stageofawastewaterupgrade.<br />

Detour in place; no entryfromBaker<br />

Street.Residentaccess remains.<br />

Kermode Street -from30October to<br />

8<strong>December</strong>.Kermode Street, between<br />

Mona Squareand EastStreet, is closed<br />

forawastewaterupgrade.<br />

CameronStreet -Cameron Street<br />

(betweenSH1 and Park Street)isclosed<br />

until 21 <strong>December</strong>, while wastewater<br />

pipes arereplaced.<br />

Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road<br />

- current until 20 <strong>December</strong>.Tinwald<br />

Westerfield Mayfield Road is closed<br />

between Westerfield School Road<br />

andValetta WesterfieldRoadwhile<br />

contractors carryout road rehabilitation.<br />

Detoursare available.<br />

COUNCILMEETINGS<br />

Have your say on<br />

howCouncil is<br />

electedand how<br />

you’rerepresented<br />

Submit your feedback online.<br />

ashburtondc.govt.<br />

nz/haveyoursay<br />

• McNally Street (from Robinson<br />

Street to McGregor Lane)<br />

• Partial closure of Robinson Street<br />

and Smallbone Drive<br />

Period of Closure: From 6am to<br />

1pm on Saturday 27 January2024<br />

(postponement date 3February).<br />

This proposed closureismade under the<br />

LocalGovernment Act1974 –Schedule<br />

10 (11 (e) andwill be considered at the<br />

Council meeting in January2024, if<br />

required. Any personobjecting to the<br />

proposal should lodgeanoticeoftheir<br />

objection and grounds in writing<br />

by post or email to the Council, 5<br />

Baring SquareWest, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

by 4pm, Friday 29 <strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Meetings areatCouncilChambers,<br />

137 Havelock Street,unless specified.<br />

Meeting agendas areonline at<br />

ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

Budget Workshop, Wednesday 13<br />

<strong>December</strong>, 9am<br />

BiodiversityStrategyhearings,<br />

Thursday 14 <strong>December</strong>, 9am<br />

Budget Workshop, Tuesday 19<br />

<strong>December</strong>, 9am<br />

Budget Workshop, Wednesday 20<br />

<strong>December</strong>, 9am<br />

CouncilMeeting, Wednesday 20<br />

<strong>December</strong>, 1pm<br />

NEIL McCANN<br />

Group Manager Infrastructure<br />

and Open Spaces<br />

ForCouncil news, visit us at<br />

ashburtondc.govt.nz/news<br />

COUNCIL OFFICE<br />

5Baring SquareWest<br />

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

Thursday 9am -5pm<br />

ASHBURTONPUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

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

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

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

EA NETWORKSCENTRE<br />

20 River Terrace<br />

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

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

ASHBURTON ART<br />

GALLERY &MUSEUM<br />

327 West Street<br />

10am -4pm daily<br />

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<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

NETHERBY meats<br />

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Netherby shopping centre.<br />

The busy butchery has under<br />

gone ayear­long<br />

refurbishment involving<br />

building strengthening and<br />

earthquake proofing.<br />

It is now amodernimproved<br />

retail shop with good display<br />

refrigeration, more variety of<br />

meat products on display, and<br />

more easy pack options.<br />

They also also serve over<br />

cabinets of fresh products.<br />

‘‘We have more room now<br />

and more cabinets for display<br />

products. It’s meant more<br />

products are available for<br />

customers in store including<br />

T­bone and Tomahawk steaks,<br />

gluten­free and new<br />

creations,’’ owner/manager<br />

Mike Hanson says.<br />

‘‘It’s good for the customer to<br />

have more choice and variety.’’<br />

‘‘The new display<br />

refrigeration units are more<br />

energy efficient with the doors<br />

on,’’ Mike says.<br />

It’s abusy, streamlined,<br />

operation with staff<br />

putting in long hours in<br />

the lead up to Christmas<br />

making of small goods such as<br />

sausages, bacon and ham,<br />

boning fresh carcasses of beef,<br />

sheep, pork, packaging meat<br />

products and packs.<br />

They haveseven frozen meat<br />

pack varieties ready for pick<br />

up with beef, pork, lamb and<br />

chicken packs for barbecues<br />

and various family sized packs,<br />

in arange of values to suit<br />

every budget.<br />

Mike, 52, athird generation<br />

butcher, has been at Netherby<br />

Meats for the past 25 years and<br />

fellow manager and recent<br />

part­business owner Jared<br />

Howden for the past 10 years.<br />

Mike’s father Ally had<br />

Netherby Meats prior, and his<br />

grandfather, Bob had his own<br />

butchery in Waimate, so many<br />

recipes havebeen handed<br />

down over the years.<br />

Renovation work at<br />

Netherby Meats started back in<br />

February but it was business as<br />

usual for the popular butchery<br />

while the work was under way<br />

through DaveLeslie<br />

Construction.<br />

Netherby Meats retail moved<br />

❛‘‘We have more<br />

room now and more<br />

cabinets for display<br />

products. It’s meant<br />

more products are<br />

available for<br />

customers in store ...<br />

It’s good for the<br />

customer to have<br />

more choice and<br />

variety.❜<br />

—Mike Hanson<br />

into the neighbouring<br />

premises.<br />

‘‘We were so lucky we could<br />

movetothe shop next door. We<br />

transferred all of our<br />

refrigeration over while the<br />

work was done.’’<br />

Now work has been<br />

completed, they are now back<br />

in their newly fitted out shop.<br />

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TheNetherby Meats crew includes apprentice butcher Samantha Hanson, part­business owner<br />

Jared Howden and owner/managerMike Hanson.<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

NETHERBY meats<br />

Future proofing for the next generation<br />

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Netherby Meats has ateam of<br />

15 staff among them six<br />

butchers, two apprentice<br />

butchers including Mike’s<br />

daughter, Samantha, and<br />

retail shop staff.<br />

Newer butchery staff are<br />

bringing in next generation<br />

skills, showcasing adifferent<br />

range of meat cuts, Mike says.<br />

It’s acomplement to the<br />

butchery which has been<br />

servicing Mid Canterbury for<br />

more than 25 years using<br />

quality meats sourced locally.<br />

We are proud to showcase<br />

local product and we source<br />

as much as we can from local<br />

farmers such as Tamar Beef<br />

from Mt Somers, and Mid<br />

Canterbury­sourced lambs<br />

including many from Mike’s<br />

own farm.<br />

There are also Mid<br />

Canterbury free range eggs,<br />

and recently The<br />

WeeSmokeHouse with their<br />

salmon, duck and venison<br />

‘‘which has been so popular<br />

we can’t keep up with<br />

demand’’.<br />

Online sales and deliveries,<br />

started in 2020, has seen<br />

orders ranging from steaks,<br />

bacon, and specialty small<br />

goods such as sausages,<br />

meatball, grill sticks and<br />

salami products being sent<br />

around the country.<br />

Popular sausages include<br />

Cumberland, Lincolnshire<br />

sausages using aproven<br />

recipe, Mike says.<br />

‘‘We make the recipe up<br />

ourselves using all our<br />

ingredients, it’s all handmade<br />

onsite. We also do adry­cured<br />

bacon, which is popular<br />

which comes from an old<br />

fashioned family recipe.’’<br />

The award winning team,<br />

who have arange of custom,<br />

handmade sausages, Kransky<br />

and bacons, also specialise in<br />

processing abattoir and<br />

homekill stock. Products are<br />

supplied vacuum packed<br />

ready.<br />

Netherby Meats also make<br />

their own pet foods including<br />

diced beef, to chicken pet<br />

food ,dog rolls and dog bones.<br />

‘‘We try to have as little as<br />

possible go to waste,’’ Mike<br />

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

NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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National titles remembered65years on<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Sixty five years ago Peter Cates<br />

became aNew Zealand hurdles<br />

champion.<br />

It was the late 1950s, and then,<br />

in his early 20s, the future<br />

business owner, was working for<br />

Dalgety’s.<br />

Tall and fit, Peter won his first<br />

220 yards hurdles championship<br />

on the Recreation Ground at<br />

Lower Hutt in 1958.<br />

It was one of four national<br />

titles the now 89­year­old got<br />

during his athletics reign;the<br />

first in 1958, the 440 yards in 1959<br />

at Palmerston North, and both<br />

distances at Hamilton in 1961.<br />

He also won 16 provincial<br />

titles; eight over the 440 yard<br />

hurdles, seven over 220 yard<br />

hurdles and one junior high<br />

jump title where he jumped the<br />

equivalent of 162.56 cm.<br />

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

Athletics Club, and aformer<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Technical High<br />

School champion, Peter<br />

regularly competed at<br />

Canterbury Athletics at Rugby<br />

Park in Christchurch.<br />

His late wife Jocelynused to<br />

timekeep for him.<br />

Months of training and regular<br />

lunch time runs were about to<br />

come to fruition as he took the<br />

line at the New Zealand<br />

Athletics Association<br />

championship.<br />

He ran it in atime of<br />

24.45seconds. His best time ever.<br />

Impressive for an athlete who<br />

Peter Cates, with daughters<br />

Nikki (left) and Joanne during<br />

Cates Ltd 50th celebration.<br />

was largely self­made but<br />

described in reports of the day<br />

as having a‘‘wonderful<br />

competitive temperament and<br />

ability to rise to the occasion’’.<br />

Peter was encouraged into<br />

hurdles by teacher, and former<br />

national javelin champion,<br />

Arthur Grayburn.<br />

Grayburn told Peter his future<br />

as ahigh jumper was limited, but<br />

to use his skills in the hurdles.<br />

The newly­crowned national<br />

champion did ademonstration<br />

run at the Easter Monday<br />

Gymkhana at Hinds Domain<br />

which turned out to be a<br />

highlight for many of the 3000<br />

present.<br />

They got to see his easy<br />

running and graceful hurdling<br />

style in action, much to the<br />

amazement of daughter Nikki,<br />

who has been looking over the<br />

athletic history of her father.<br />

She, and sister Joanne, are<br />

incredibly proud of his<br />

accolades.<br />

GRACEFUL STYLE: Peter Cates in title winning action during the 1961 New Zealand Athletics<br />

Association Championships hurdles events in Hamilton. Peter is captured in action (at left) in the 220<br />

yards race, and (at right) the 440yards.<br />

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He didn’ttalk much about<br />

those years, Nikki said.<br />

In 1960, Peter held a<br />

Canterbury record of 25.0<br />

seconds for the 220 yards<br />

hurdles.<br />

He was also captain of<br />

Canterbury teams.<br />

He got the ideal conditions at<br />

Hamilton in March 1961.<br />

He was among the Canterbury<br />

representatives competing at the<br />

New Zealand senior men’s and<br />

women's' national athletic<br />

championships.<br />

He won both the 220 yards and<br />

440 yards hurdle events after<br />

adapting to the track conditions<br />

on the day.<br />

Reports from the time said ‘‘he<br />

was the undisputed master on<br />

the day’’.<br />

As others crashed hurdles<br />

during both events Peter<br />

adapted his races to best judged<br />

the conditions which included a<br />

soft ground and astrong wind.<br />

Peter came away from the<br />

meeting as Canterbury’s only<br />

individual title winner in the<br />

men’s events.<br />

Peter recalls following his<br />

latest title win, he travelled to<br />

Invercargill to try out for ateam<br />

to compete in Australia<br />

But was unable to secure a<br />

spot on the team.<br />

In later years Peter opened<br />

independent grain and seed<br />

company, Peter Cates Ltd, which<br />

this year celebrated 50 years in<br />

operation.<br />

It’s been asuccess founded<br />

from Peter’s determination and<br />

good businessacumen.<br />

Even after he stepped back<br />

from athletics competition to<br />

focus on family and work, Peter<br />

continued to mentor other<br />

athletes at the club.<br />

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29<br />

Festive street party gathering<br />

BY MALCOLM HOPWOOD<br />

“We have agreat neighbourhood and we<br />

love gathering people together.”<br />

So say <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Janeen and Neil<br />

Donaldson.<br />

They are part of ateam on their street<br />

of Reighton Drive who have been<br />

gathering neighbours for morethan 20<br />

years.<br />

About 40 people from the street and<br />

three surrounding streets assembled at<br />

the Donaldson home the weekend<br />

beforelast to enjoy an early Christmas<br />

together.<br />

The annual Christmas gathering of<br />

Reighton Drive neighbours started in<br />

the year 2000, when they brought their<br />

rugs and chilly bins to Allenton School.<br />

Then it moved to David and Julie<br />

Hampton’s home and, in the last three<br />

years, it’s relocated to Janeen and Neil<br />

Donaldson’s next door.<br />

Now an organising committee of five<br />

couples arrange the afternoon and, all<br />

the neighbours need to do, is bring<br />

themselves, their refreshment and<br />

some meat for the barbecue.<br />

“It’s been very successful. It’s an<br />

opportunity to meet at Christmas,<br />

renew friendships and welcome new<br />

people to the street,” Janeen said.<br />

“While we wave to each other,it’s<br />

important to set an afternoon aside to<br />

get together,” Neil said.<br />

“We have elderly people in the street<br />

who don’t want to shift because of the<br />

neighbourhood and the street party.”<br />

Reighton Drive in Allenton was<br />

surveyed by Mervyn Beauvais and<br />

named after his home in Yorkshireand,<br />

as the area was developed, Filey,<br />

Bennett and Beauvais Places, were<br />

RENEWING FRIENDSHIPS: Residents<br />

from Reighton Drive and three<br />

surrounding streets gather for Christmas<br />

each year. Right ­Peter Yates(left) and<br />

David Hampton on barbecue duty.<br />

added.<br />

Invitations are sent out to the four<br />

streets by resident Peter Yates, and, on<br />

aSunday before Christmas, the party is<br />

always held.<br />

Janeen believes it’s agreat idea to<br />

enhance acommunity and recommends<br />

it to other <strong>Ashburton</strong> streets.<br />

“It brings people together at<br />

Christmas,” she said.<br />

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There are scores of residential<br />

properties around <strong>Ashburton</strong> already<br />

decked out in festive light displays and<br />

the competition could see some of<br />

them win acash bonus, justintime for<br />

Christmas.<br />

The competition is acollaboration<br />

between Property Brokers <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

and Hokonui radio station, and a<br />

bonus for members of the public<br />

searching for some festive viewing<br />

this month. Houses in the competition<br />

will be listed on the Facebook page on<br />

both of the companies so members of<br />

the public can visit them and cast their<br />

vote for the people’s choice award.<br />

Property Brokers’ competition coordinator<br />

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As part of the competition rules the<br />

festive lights on the residential<br />

properties need to be turned on<br />

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Judging for the competition takes<br />

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TheNBS <strong>Ashburton</strong> Santa<br />

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It was anew location, due to<br />

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Open Day Friday, <strong>December</strong> 15<br />

WHCochrane and CoLtd was formed in Leeston,<br />

by the late Herb Cochrane in June 1951. Herb<br />

was offered the International Harvester Company<br />

franchise for the Ellesmere area.<br />

The company was founded onthe principles of<br />

Quality Machinery, Excellent Service and Great<br />

Deals.<br />

In 1977 Herb Cochrane passed the Cochrane<br />

machinery business on to his sons Warren and<br />

Bruce Cochrane.<br />

Warren’s specialty was the parts and<br />

administration departments while Bruce looked<br />

after the sales side of the business.<br />

The two brothers continued to develop<br />

Cochranes into astrong, family-owned farm<br />

machinery business in the Canterbury area.<br />

During 1985 the International Harvester Company<br />

was taken over by JI Case to form Case IH, the<br />

second largest farm machinery producer in North<br />

America. Shortly after Cochranes became the<br />

Case IH dealer for the Ellesmere and Malvern<br />

areas. In the early 90s Cochranes secured<br />

the Christchurch/North Canterbury region and<br />

eventually opened abranch in Amberley.<br />

Acquisitions and mergers are not uncommon in<br />

the farm machinery industry and so it proved in<br />

1999 when Case IH merged with New Holland<br />

Agriculture to form CNH.<br />

CNH is amassive global company that supplies<br />

all areas of the farm machinery industry.<br />

Meanwhile Cochranes continued to supply Case<br />

IH machinery to their supportive customers while<br />

New Holland machinery was retailed through<br />

another independent dealer.<br />

In 20<strong>07</strong> Warren and Bruce Cochrane decided it<br />

was time to pass the stewardship ofthe company<br />

on to the next generation. Warren Cochrane’s<br />

children, James and Sarah, and her husband<br />

Chris West became the directors of the company.<br />

In 2009 the opportunity arose for Cochranes to<br />

take on the Case IH franchise in Mid Canterbury.<br />

Cochranes opened for business in Mid<br />

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thought to be, ashort-term yard on West Street,<br />

with asmall team of dedicated people.<br />

The next 14 years has seen aperiod of<br />

exceptional growth for Cochranes.<br />

In 2013 Cochranes took the opportunity to<br />

become the Case IH dealer for the South<br />

Canterbury/Nth Otago area and in2019 employed<br />

asales man and aservice agent to cover the<br />

West Coast.<br />

Back in <strong>Ashburton</strong> the family-owned business<br />

was growing steadily and proving to be popular<br />

with their loyal and supportive customers. In 2019<br />

proceedings began to purchase ablock of land<br />

on the corner of Racecourse Road and State<br />

Highway 1.<br />

With this acquisition Cochranes had the home<br />

base they had been looking for in <strong>Ashburton</strong> and<br />

started planning for the new dealership building.<br />

Meanwhile the <strong>Ashburton</strong> team had grown<br />

significantly and continued tosupport the strong<br />

Mid Canterbury rural area with Case IH Sales and<br />

service.<br />

Building of the new premises began inOctober<br />

2022, which was avery exciting development for<br />

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New Holland Agriculture franchise to Cochranes<br />

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This was abig deal in the farm machinery industry<br />

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Back in <strong>Ashburton</strong> Cochranes spectacular new<br />

dealership opened for business on the 9th of<br />

October <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Cochranes is very lucky to have awonderful team<br />

of staff and are thankful for their support.<br />

Cochranes see this new building as astatement<br />

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with our loyal customers and suppliers and we<br />

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Seventy two years on, the founding principles of<br />

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Councillor Richard Wilson had<br />

receivedalot of feedback about<br />

the new road­narrowing bulges<br />

being installed on Melcombe St in<br />

Tinwald, so he went and<br />

measured them.<br />

“They are2.5m on either side,<br />

so that’s a5mwidth of road.<br />

“The minimum width of road in<br />

New Zealand is supposed to be<br />

3m, so we have arestriction on a<br />

council roadthat’s 5m wide.<br />

“We’ve taken aroad that is big,<br />

wide, and safe and turned it into<br />

adisaster”.<br />

Roading manager Mark<br />

Chamberlain said the bulges are<br />

part of Waka Kotahi’s Tinwald<br />

corridor improvement project,<br />

and are designed to lower speed<br />

and deter rat runners –the<br />

drivers detouring down the side<br />

road to jump ahead of the SH1<br />

traffic.<br />

Infrastructure and open spaces<br />

group manager Neil McCann said<br />

it’s all about slowing traffic and<br />

making the road safer for cyclists,<br />

pedestrians and residents.<br />

“It may be that wide vehicles<br />

cannot pass each other at these<br />

narrow points, but that is how<br />

traffic is calmed and driver<br />

behaviour changed.<br />

“Hopefully it will even stop<br />

some of those campervans and<br />

other high vehicles using<br />

Melcombe St and then getting<br />

stuck under the viaduct.”<br />

The viaduct, linking Melcombe<br />

St to SH1 under the railway line,<br />

will remain open to two­way<br />

traffic following public<br />

consultation on the Tinwald<br />

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport<br />

Agency contractors have begun<br />

work on road­narrowing bulges<br />

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The crowds turned out inforce but the predicted rain stayed away for last Friday’s Christmas Parade. PHOTOS: Deanne Marsden; Geraldine.nz<br />

No rain on Santa’s parade<br />

“The eveningwas cool,inmorewaysthanone,<br />

butthe rain held off,”says Geraldine.nzcoordinator<br />

Betty-Ann Smartofher firstChristmas Parade<br />

since takingonthe job. “Itwas anotherwonderful<br />

Geraldine community eventand agreat opportunity<br />

to gettogethertocelebrate theend of theyear<br />

andChristmas.”<br />

The nursery rhyme theme inspired such<br />

entriesasPeel Forest Preschool’s OldMacDonald’s<br />

Farm, and Snoopy’sChristmas from theGeraldine<br />

Men’s Shed. Local schools, businesses and<br />

churches were represented, ‘big machinery’ was<br />

there, andfirst-timeentrant GeraldineMilitary<br />

Museum createdanewcategoryall of itsown.<br />

Andlet’s notforgetthe guestofhonour, Santa,<br />

whorounded outthe parade with lollies forall<br />

at theGeraldine Domain,courtesyofFreshChoice.<br />

This year’s judges,Community BoardChair<br />

Jan Finlayson, Waitaki MPMiles Anderson,<br />

and Lions representative Alan Watts awarded<br />

Woodbury School and All-in-One Excavation<br />

theBestChristmas Spirit awardfor their Three<br />

Little Pigs float. Haywood Cottage Montessori<br />

wonBestFamilyFocus,and Most Enterprising<br />

went to Hayden MackenzieContractors.<br />

Betty-Ann says,“Thankyou to themorethan<br />

55 exhibitors,floatsand vehicles that brought<br />

along their community festive spirit, to the<br />

crowds that lined the streets, to Santa and his<br />

elves, to all our generous sponsors, and our<br />

volunteers who helped make the event run so<br />

smoothly. We hope to seeyou allagain in 2024.”<br />

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Christmas lunch benefits local RDA<br />

OnSunday, 26 November,Geraldine Riding for<br />

theDisabled(GRDA)and theSouth Canterbury<br />

Jaguar Owners Club (SCJC) joined together to<br />

raisefunds towardsthe ongoingcosts that come<br />

with caring forthe horses andponiesthatprovide<br />

therapeutic riding forlocal children.<br />

For the sixth year running, the two groups<br />

combinedfor Christmas lunch, this year hosted<br />

by the Roger Mahan Heritage Centre. Food<br />

supplied by local businesses was prepared,<br />

cookedand served by volunteers. SCJC members<br />

made donationsfor theirlunch.<br />

GRDA member Jenny Perano says,<br />

“Our teaching sessions onTuesday mornings<br />

duringthe summerterms involvethe children<br />

doing stretches, exercises and games, often<br />

incorporating reading and numbers, tobuild<br />

confidence, dexterityand balance. Side walkers<br />

leadthe horses to supportthe children.Weride<br />

the children on sheepskinsastheybenefit more<br />

from thehorse’s movement.” Shesaysthe funds<br />

raisedhelpcover thecostoffeed, vetbills, farrier<br />

andgroundrental.<br />

GRDA member Karen Hansford says, “We<br />

find adifferent venue each year for morning<br />

tea, lunch, then afternoon tea. We very much<br />

appreciate the support from the SCJC, locals,<br />

and, forasecond time,Roger MahanHeritage<br />

Centre forhosting us;there is so much to look<br />

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Jenny says,“We arelucky to have incredible<br />

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Restored last week to its place overseeing<br />

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major internal refit that will reinstateitasa<br />

meticulous -aswell as beautiful -timepiece<br />

for the town. The work is part ofawholebuilding<br />

revitalisation.<br />

Selwyn-based horologist Malcolm Lyall<br />

removed the clock in April, refreshing its<br />

surfaces and installing high-density acrylic<br />

faces. On the inside, he says, he has added<br />

LED lighting and “an electronic controller<br />

that makes daylight saving changes and, if<br />

the power goes off, remembers when the<br />

clockstopped and will restartit12hours later.”<br />

He says, “I’m rapt; it looks really good.”<br />

Manufactured by Gent &CoofLeicester,<br />

the clock was installed in 1909 following the<br />

Christmas at Ōrari Racecourse this Saturday<br />

Old post office clock and building refurbishment complete<br />

post office’s construction over the previous<br />

two years. Before grinding to ahalt more<br />

than 10 years ago, it was a‘slave’ clock,<br />

dependent onthe post office master clock.<br />

John Badcock, the building’s co-owner,<br />

sayshe’s“absolutelydelighted” with the clock’s<br />

revamp. The old post office’s recent wider<br />

refurbishment includes reroofing and<br />

strengthening. Anall-exterior new coat of<br />

whitepaint invites passersbytolookdifferently<br />

at the structure. “In whatever light, you get<br />

alovely shadow effect”, John says.<br />

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Glen Friery and John Badcock, co-owners<br />

of the former Geraldine post office, ride back<br />

to the ground after refitting the building’s<br />

clock. PHOTO: Jan Finlayson<br />

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The Geraldine Trotting Club will be holding<br />

Christmas at the Races this Saturday,<br />

9 <strong>December</strong>.Committeemember David Hay<br />

says that, depending on the weather, he<br />

hopes foranattendanceofbetween twoand<br />

three thousand. “We’ve got 550 booked in,<br />

but weget mostly walk-ins.”<br />

Racing begins atmidday and isfree to<br />

the public.David says they expecttoattract<br />

agood field, as $200,000 in stakes is on offer,<br />

with the minimumprize being $15,000.Prizes<br />

will also be offered to thebest-dressedwoman<br />

and best-dressed man. On-course betting is<br />

available. David says that the terms of their<br />

bar licence mean they cannot allow BYO<br />

alcohol on site, “… we havefoodand beverage<br />

stalls. It is agreat day out for afamily.”<br />

The Ōrariracecourse hasbeen underthreat<br />

foranumber of years. David says, “Our longterm<br />

future isindoubt because Harness<br />

Racing NewZealand operates under apure<br />

business model that encourages centralisation<br />

to the main centres. We have been racing<br />

herefor over100 years. Ithinkitisanimportant<br />

local event, but its future depends on the<br />

support we receive. HUGH MCCAFFERTY<br />

$200,000 stakes on offer atŌrari Christmas<br />

at the Races. PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty


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FROM LEFT: Ravinder Battu (coordinator), MargHall, Sue Parsons, Vicki Rangiuia (tutor). PHOTO:Hugh McCafferty.<br />

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“I was frightened that ifItouched the wrong<br />

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On Tuesday, 28 November, the session’s<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

41<br />

Corporate fight night entertains<br />

BY JOHN PENEYCAD<br />

The glitz and glamour of aLas<br />

Vegas boxing fight night came<br />

to Methven’sMtHutt Memorial<br />

Hall on Friday, courtesy of Rí<br />

Rá Events.<br />

The Catalyst Performance<br />

Agronomy ­Battle of the Alps<br />

Corporate Fight Night was the<br />

night many locals had been<br />

working towards, training three<br />

sessions each week to be ready<br />

to go head to head in the ring.<br />

The event was asellout with<br />

more than 300 spectators<br />

gathering at the hall to watch<br />

the entertainment, which<br />

featured aspecial guest<br />

appearance from Shane<br />

Cameron.<br />

The former Commonwealth<br />

Cruiser Champion was making<br />

his fourth visit out of the six fight<br />

night events held to date.<br />

Cameron called the Battle of<br />

the Alps anext level corporate<br />

boxing event in terms of the<br />

standard of the production and<br />

the standard of boxing on show.<br />

“Congratulationstoall the<br />

fighters who put in the hard<br />

work and Rí Rá Events for<br />

creating one of the most special<br />

At the Methven Battle of the Alps, Megan Wilson celebrates awin over Becks Dirks in the blue. Right ­Zane McDonald referees afight<br />

between Roman Prazak, in red, and Seamus Smyth.<br />

PHOTOS NICOLE HAWKE<br />

boxing events I’ve attended,’’<br />

Cameron said.<br />

Emcees on the night were<br />

Dame Lynda and Dame Jools<br />

Topp. There was an interval with<br />

acharity auction, raising money<br />

for Kai for Kids and Methven<br />

Football Club.<br />

There were nine fights in total<br />

over the course of the evening,<br />

each consisting of three rounds a<br />

piece to determine the winner.<br />

All the competitors taking part<br />

were either local to <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

or Methven, except for Ben<br />

Dowdal from Burnham Boxing<br />

Club and Chase Haley from<br />

Otipoki Boxing Club in Dunedin.<br />

Rí Rá Events spokesperson<br />

Gary Manning said it was an<br />

absolutely amazing night,<br />

certainly the best one yet.<br />

“There seems to be ahuge<br />

hunger for this type of event, and<br />

it was pleasing to see amuch<br />

younger demographic attend,”<br />

Manning said.<br />

With it being such abusy<br />

schedule over the past few<br />

months the organisers have yet<br />

to sit down and discuss another<br />

future fight night, although<br />

Manning added they have been<br />

encouraged with the interest of<br />

potential boxers wanting to give<br />

it agoifthey do.<br />

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<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Rising star showing the way<br />

Sarah How grew up on amixed cropping<br />

farm at Mayfield and has spent morethan<br />

15 years working in the food and fibre<br />

sector, domestically and abroad.<br />

She is working towards aMaster of<br />

Business AdministrationatUniversity of<br />

Canterbury and has been touted as aname<br />

to watch in the foodand fibre industry.<br />

She was recognised as astand­out young<br />

professional focused on nurturing future<br />

leaders and received the Rising Star<br />

Award at the recent inaugural Te Whare<br />

Wānanga oWaitaha |University of<br />

Canterbury (UC) Young Alumni Awards.<br />

It recognises acurrent UC student who<br />

has demonstrated exceptional potential in<br />

leadership and community impact.<br />

How was acknowledged for her<br />

unwavering commitmenttofostering<br />

positive change and leading byexample<br />

withinher community.<br />

She said it had been humbling to be<br />

recognised for an award for leadership<br />

potential.<br />

“I really hope for that potential to be<br />

realised going into the future.<br />

“I know there are other people who have<br />

been lined up for the awards, and they are<br />

already out there doingit. It’s been a<br />

privilege to be recognised alongside them.<br />

‘‘Now, Ifeel motivated to get out there<br />

and action the things I’m passionate about<br />

so Ican make adifferencetoo.”<br />

Despite starting her career in a<br />

technical role, How knew she had a<br />

passionfor what people contribute to<br />

MID CANTERBURYVINTAGE MACHINERY CLUB<br />

TRACTOR TREKKING: Members of Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club enjoying their annual Christmas tractor trek on Saturday.<br />

PHOTOS STRUAN CHRISTIE<br />

Members of Mid Canterbury Vintage<br />

Machinery Club took part in their annual<br />

Christmas tractor trek on Saturday taking in<br />

the rural back roads of the district and<br />

visiting two large farm operations.<br />

An impressive 26 tractors took part, as well<br />

as supporters in vehicles.<br />

Club members were first hosted by<br />

Fairfield Farms which included morning tea<br />

and lunch, then visited Lovett Family Farms.<br />

businesses.<br />

She felt fortunate to be able to weave<br />

her passion with her day job, in an<br />

industry closetoher heart.<br />

“What Iwant to contribute to our future<br />

is leadership of ideas and people,” she<br />

said.<br />

“So, I've found myself apart of some<br />

arable sector leadership groups, as well as<br />

in the deer industry with their<br />

Passion2Profit work.”<br />

With an immense period of change<br />

ahead, she said new skills and new ways of<br />

thinking would guide the future of work<br />

within the food and fibre sector.<br />

How feels privilegedtoconnect with<br />

Club spokesperson John Hall said<br />

Fairfield Farms, owned by the Talley’s<br />

group and members, was the first stop where<br />

memberswere treated to adisplay of all<br />

their ‘‘big gear’’ lined up on show in the main<br />

yard at Fairton.<br />

At Lovett Family Farms they got to see<br />

some of their operation from the seats of<br />

tractors ‘‘where the views are better’’ and<br />

had abarbecue at the club headquarters in<br />

RISING STAR: Sarah How has<br />

demonstratedexceptional potential in<br />

leadership and community impact.<br />

PHOTO SUPPLIED.<br />

others in various industries within the<br />

sector.<br />

“For alittle while now it has been really<br />

important to me to give back to younger<br />

people coming up in our industry and in<br />

our community,” How said.<br />

“So, what really motivates me is the<br />

prospect of adding real value to the<br />

industry and helpingother people who are<br />

coming up behind me.”<br />

How’s purpose for studying was due to<br />

the food and fibre sector facing<br />

sustainability challenges.<br />

She hoped to meet people from different<br />

industriestolearn from various<br />

perspectives to help find solutions.<br />

Alongside How’swork in research and<br />

development she passionate about<br />

business model innovation and leveraging<br />

commerce to achieve community goals.<br />

She has been part of the Agri­Women’s<br />

Development Trust’s Generation Change<br />

programme and has developed<br />

relationships with other young women<br />

within the sector.<br />

“It's been really satisfying to connect<br />

with them and hopefully help them on<br />

their journey as well. At the end of the day,<br />

it’s the connection to people that means<br />

more than any accolade on apiece of<br />

paper,” she said.<br />

the grounds of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> showgrounds.<br />

Hall said club members were now<br />

ramping up plans for the next Wheat and<br />

Wheels Rally early next year.<br />

The two day event, on April 6and 7, will<br />

feature 100 years of IH Farmall production,<br />

as well as ahost of other static and working<br />

displays, parades, and food and craft stalls.<br />

It will be held at Anthony Hampton’s<br />

Farm, 377 Lauriston Barrhill Road.<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

ALLIANCE BOARD<br />

Rakaia Gorge high country farmer<br />

Ross Bowmar and Southbridge<br />

director Pat McEvedy, standing<br />

again, are Canterbury candidates in<br />

the running for aseat on the board of<br />

Alliance Group. They are among five<br />

farmers nominated for two director<br />

vacancies for the co-operative with<br />

voting by shareholders closing on<br />

<strong>December</strong> 13. The others are<br />

Richard Greer, of Otautau, Jeremy<br />

McPhail of Gore and Masterton’s<br />

George Tatham. Ranfurly farmer<br />

Dawn Sangster is standing down<br />

after 12 years on the board. Mr<br />

Bowmar was an Alliance associate<br />

director for ayear and is the Mid<br />

Canterbury Meat &Wool chairman<br />

for Federated Farmers. He and wife,<br />

Jess, run 8500 stock units on the<br />

1935-hectare property. Mr McEvedy<br />

is adirector retiring by rotation and<br />

standing again. ~CRL<br />

LUXTON ROLE<br />

Rangitata List MP Jo Luxton has<br />

been named opposition<br />

spokesperson for agriculture,<br />

biosecurity and rural communities.<br />

The former Rangitata MP takes<br />

over the opposition portfolio from<br />

Damien O’Connor who is<br />

spokesperson for trade, associate<br />

foreign affairs and associate<br />

transport.<br />

Labour leader Chris Hipkins said<br />

he was ‘‘incredibly proud and<br />

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opposition.<br />

“The election didn’t go Labour’s<br />

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B+LNZ ELECTION<br />

Mt Somers farmer Kate Acland is<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

43<br />

Turley family taking abite of the apple<br />

BY TIM CRONSHAW<br />

The Turley family are breaking<br />

new ground in an apple orchard<br />

joint venture with Rockit<br />

Global at Rangitata.<br />

Turley Farms co­owners<br />

Murray and Margaret Turley<br />

have turned dryland crop and<br />

stock properties into highvalue<br />

vegetable and arable<br />

operations in the past and built<br />

up agribusiness shareholdings<br />

in the region.<br />

Now they’re investing in<br />

apple­growing and, after<br />

running atrial with various<br />

varieties, have settled on the<br />

bite­sized fruit managed and<br />

marketed by Rockit.<br />

The Turley Rockit<br />

partnership has planted a<br />

20­hectare orchard with plans<br />

to bring in other investors to<br />

grow their Rangitata site to<br />

100ha.<br />

‘‘We are always looking for<br />

the next land use change and<br />

pipfruit seemed to have afit for<br />

South Canterbury,’’ Mr Turley<br />

said.<br />

‘‘We did the research,<br />

planted the trial orchard and<br />

our agronomist did agreat job<br />

of taking that through to show<br />

what can happen. We’ve<br />

studied the growing degree<br />

days and climate as far as<br />

inversion layers and that sort of<br />

thing so with agood supply of<br />

water we seem to think it’s<br />

worth having agoatanew<br />

challenge.’’<br />

He said apple trees were<br />

relatively light on water under<br />

trickle irrigation, without the<br />

Murray Turley<br />

peaks of some grass and cereal<br />

crops, and showed potential in<br />

extracting value from water.<br />

The Turleys sent their<br />

agronomist Dominic Cosgrove<br />

to Hawke’s Bay to see if apples<br />

were right for them. Atrial<br />

orchard planted in eight<br />

varieties in 2021 was followed<br />

by another six varieties last<br />

year.<br />

‘‘It’s given us agood insight into<br />

what can be done and probably<br />

some finer points to the growing<br />

structure that we probably<br />

learned to take forward to the<br />

large [Turley Rockit] orchard.’’<br />

Turley said they liked to do<br />

their homework before investing<br />

in large ventures, investigating<br />

soil types for potato growing<br />

before moving to Mid<br />

Canterbury’s Chertsey area in<br />

1993.<br />

He said apple growing had<br />

advanced since then with<br />

changes in growing structures to<br />

make it arepeatable process for<br />

staff, higher planting densities<br />

BIRD’S EYE VIEW: Turley Rockit orchard in South Canterbury’s<br />

Rangitata.<br />

PHOTO: ROCKIT GLOBAL<br />

and lending itself to perhaps<br />

robotics in the future.<br />

The 2D growing system used by<br />

Rockit appealed as it produced<br />

more fruit from asmaller area.<br />

Projected returns for Rockit<br />

apple growing were attractive.<br />

‘‘We are awhile off getting full<br />

maturity so alot could happen<br />

with the price of fruit and we<br />

would be back on yield compared<br />

with Hawke’s Bay so there’s afew<br />

unknowns there, but we think the<br />

profitability stacks up and hence<br />

why we are doing it.’’<br />

Developing the Turley Rockit<br />

orchard, completed in<br />

September, was abig job, he said.<br />

Favouring the investment was<br />

the orchard’s scale on alarge<br />

greenfield site and efficiencies<br />

from putting in long rows of<br />

densely planted trees.<br />

Eventually, local staff and likely<br />

Recognised Seasonal Employer<br />

(RSE) workers will be recruited<br />

for the orchard as they have for<br />

an onion packhouse.<br />

Turley said the partnership<br />

with Rockit was agood fit.<br />

‘‘Their marketing philosophy<br />

and snack­type convenience food<br />

[won us over] as it’s atrend at the<br />

moment pretty much to the fore.<br />

And Ithink it’s just the<br />

uniqueness of it and alot of it<br />

comes down to marketing and<br />

trying to capture as much return<br />

as you can and we think Rockit<br />

can achieve that for us.’’<br />

The partnership follows on<br />

from the family collaborating<br />

with other investors in<br />

agribusiness.<br />

A20% shareholding was<br />

bought in 2012 in Dairy Holdings,<br />

which runs 63 dairy farms and 20<br />

support blocks.<br />

Another venture is a40%<br />

shareholding in Farmers Mill,<br />

which produces flour for Griffins<br />

NZ, along with other bakery<br />

customers, and allows local<br />

growers to mill their own wheat.<br />

The couple are among founding<br />

shareholders of the Onion<br />

processing plant, Southern<br />

Packers and have a25% stake in<br />

the business.<br />

The Turleys also run a1900ha<br />

operation based at Temuka,<br />

producing cereals, potatoes,<br />

onions, hybrid vegetable seeds of<br />

carrots, canola, radish and red<br />

beet and ryegrass and white<br />

clover for seed.<br />

Turley said they were always<br />

up for anew challenge and could<br />

yet take on further opportunities<br />

suiting their climate and soils.<br />

He said they had continued<br />

building business interests as<br />

they liked working and<br />

collaborating with other farmers<br />

and business people.<br />

He said he was agrower at<br />

heart who enjoyed the challenges<br />

of business and working with<br />

like­minded people.<br />

Guidance sought<br />

BY DAVID HILL<br />

Local democracy reporter<br />

Feedback is being sought from<br />

Māori leaders on how to ensure a<br />

mana whenua voice,<br />

Environment Canterbury (Ecan)<br />

chair Peter Scott says.<br />

Scott says the council will seek<br />

guidance from the region’s 10<br />

Papatipu Rūnanga chairs of how<br />

to proceed should the<br />

Government go ahead with its<br />

proposal to scrap NgāiTahu<br />

representation.<br />

He said there had been alot of<br />

reaction to the Government’s<br />

announcement it will repeal the<br />

Canterbury Regional Council<br />

(NgāiTahu Representation) Act,<br />

which allows Te Rūnanga oNgāi<br />

Tahu to appoint two councillors<br />

to represent the Papatipu<br />

Rūnanga.<br />

The NgāiTahu representation<br />

legislation was initiated by the<br />

council and was presented to<br />

Parliament twice, before finally<br />

passing into law last year in time<br />

for the local government<br />

elections.<br />

NgāiTahu elected<br />

Tutehounuku Korako and Iaean<br />

Cranwell as its councillors<br />

during last year’s local<br />

government elections.<br />

Scott said having NgāiTahu<br />

councillors saved ratepayers<br />

money and sped up the process.<br />

The NgāiTahu Settlement Act<br />

(1998) required the council to<br />

consult with all 10 Papatipu<br />

Rūnanga. Ecan has had Ngāi<br />

Tahu representation around the<br />

council table for more than a<br />

decade.<br />

NgāiTahu representatives<br />

served as Governmentappointed<br />

commissioners after<br />

the elected councillors were<br />

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Government from 2011 to<br />

2016.<br />

The Government also<br />

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councillors in 2016, while Tumu<br />

Taiao (cultural) advisors served<br />

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2022. The Tumu Taiao advisors<br />

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‘‘We saw the benefit and<br />

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‘‘The statutory requirement is<br />

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and we felt the most judicious<br />

way to do it was to have these<br />

councillors in the room to<br />

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Papatipu Rūnanga and that<br />

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Trip to China<br />

enthralls<br />

Awhirlwind one-week trip<br />

to China offered ataste of<br />

the orient for The<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong> editor<br />

Susan Sandys.<br />

Last month Ihad the privilege<br />

of travelling to China. Myself<br />

and colleague Steve<br />

McCaughan, of Star Media in<br />

Christchurch, travelled with<br />

China Southern Airlines as it<br />

re­introduced, for the first<br />

time sincethe pandemic, its<br />

direct Christchurch­<br />

Guangzhou flight.<br />

We discovered Guangzhou<br />

is the perfect place to fly into<br />

for those wanting to travel in<br />

the east Asian country. The<br />

flight is relatively short, about<br />

11 hours.<br />

Additionally, Guangzhou is<br />

in the province of Guangdong,<br />

known as China’s southern<br />

gateway. Guangzhou is justa<br />

bullet­train journey away<br />

from the high profile<br />

destinations of Shanghai (7<br />

hours) and Beijing (8­10<br />

hours).<br />

STUNNING: The backdrop to Shenzhen Talent Park, featuring the spring­bamboo shaped China Resources Headquarters Tower.<br />

PHOTOS SUSAN SANDYS.<br />

Guangdong alsohas its own<br />

attractions,aswefound out by<br />

staying in its biggest city ­<br />

Shenzhen.<br />

Justacrossthe water from<br />

Hong Kong, Shenzhen is<br />

dubbed the Miracle City, due to<br />

the speed with which it rose<br />

from afishing town 40 years<br />

ago to ametropolis of 17<br />

million people today. It offers<br />

the visual spectacle of<br />

towering skyscrapers<br />

contrastingwith parks,<br />

surrounding coastal wetlands<br />

and greenery.<br />

Shenzhenisayoung city with<br />

an average age of 32, as it<br />

draws in talent from across the<br />

country. It is known both as the<br />

Silicon Valley of China, due to<br />

being the home for high­tech<br />

companies such as Huawei and<br />

TenCent, and acity of parks,<br />

due to having large networks of<br />

the green spaces.<br />

We viewed the Shenzhen<br />

Light Show,aspectacular<br />

night display across the<br />

modern skyscraperskyline.<br />

Lights on the buildings flash<br />

and sparkle in<br />

synchronisation, with various<br />

colours, shapes and patterns.<br />

We went to Shenzhen Civic<br />

Center, abuilding which has a<br />

486m­longwinged roof,<br />

providing astriking backdrop<br />

to anearby square and<br />

adjoining park, where<br />

thousands go to enjoy the<br />

outdoors. Thereweredozens of<br />

families flying kites, enjoying a<br />

25­degree warm day. There<br />

were youths involved in their<br />

own hip­hop dance classes,<br />

breakdancing with aghetto<br />

blaster,and making videos<br />

(thereisahuge TikTok culture<br />

in China).<br />

We visited what must be two<br />

of Shenzhen’s most stunning<br />

parks ­the Dasha Ecological<br />

Corridor and Shenzhen Talent<br />

Park.<br />

The ecological corridor<br />

winds along the Dasha River<br />

from the mountains to the sea.<br />

It was only eight years ago the<br />

city began to transform the<br />

riverside from adegraded<br />

environmentfollowingthe<br />

area’s rapid industrial<br />

development, to the<br />

flourishing green space it is<br />

today. It has thousands of<br />

mature trees, which have been<br />

re­located there. It was busy<br />

with people out canoeing,<br />

jogging, walking and cycling,<br />

but without the hustlers you<br />

might get in other city parks<br />

such as Central Park in New<br />

York.<br />

From asouthern view point<br />

we could see white herons<br />

congregating along the<br />

corridor’s swampy shoreline.<br />

We could see the Hong Kong<br />

skyline on the horizon, as well<br />

as the long bridge which<br />

connects this Chinese city to<br />

the mainland.<br />

Shenzhen Talent Park was<br />

just as beautiful as the corridor<br />

­anexpansive park around a<br />

lake with another stunning<br />

skyline, this one featuring the<br />

400m China Resources<br />

Headquarters Tower. It is the<br />

city’s third tallest building,<br />

built to resemble aspring<br />

bamboo. The park has dozens<br />

of sculptures paying tribute to<br />

the talented people who have<br />

contributed to the city’s<br />

development, as well as global<br />

historical figures such as<br />

Eddison,Einstein, Beethoven<br />

and Confucius.<br />

In Shenzhen, we were hosted<br />

by the Foreign Affairs Office.<br />

This meant we were fortunate<br />

enough to be taken behind the<br />

scenes to some of the<br />

companies which had helped<br />

Shenzhen become the city it is<br />

today. The most exciting of<br />

these was electric and hybrid<br />

❛China is not as<br />

strict as many people<br />

think.❜<br />

car, bus and rail manufacturer<br />

BYD.<br />

Electric cars are big in<br />

China. There are at least 40<br />

different manufacturers in the<br />

country.<br />

BYD is taking on Tesla in the<br />

global market, having<br />

developed safety and longevity<br />

features in its electric car<br />

batteries. This year it was on<br />

track to sell 3million new<br />

vehicles internationally. We<br />

saw some of its latest vehicles,<br />

including ared Ferrarilooking<br />

sports electric car<br />

designed by Audi’s former<br />

head of design Wolfgang Egger,<br />

who now works for BYD.<br />

Next we flew to Shanghai,<br />

China’s most populous and<br />

wealthiest city, 1200km north.<br />

Our trip was in autumn, and<br />

here we found the weather<br />

cooler, similar to aNew<br />

Zealand autumn.<br />

We were met at the airport by<br />

our guide Minji, she was a<br />

journalist at English­language<br />

newspaper Shanghai Daily.<br />

ContinuedPage 45<br />

ORIENTAL CHARM: Allied Press's Steve McCaughan and Susan Sandys were shown around the city of Shanghai by their guide Minji (right). Centre ­Steve McCaughan<br />

and Susan Sandys at the Shenzhen Civic Center. Right ­One of Shanghai’s glitzy shopping areas.


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One of the first things I<br />

learned from Minji was even<br />

though the Chinese<br />

government denies internet<br />

access to the likes of Google,<br />

Facebook, YouTube and<br />

Netflix, she and many of her<br />

30­something friends had this<br />

anyway,simply by having<br />

changed the virtual location of<br />

their laptops via VPN<br />

subscriptions.<br />

China is not as strict as many<br />

people think, she said.<br />

Ifound while in the country,<br />

Icould still access such apps<br />

on my iPhone, which was on<br />

data roaming.<br />

One of the first things I<br />

noticed in Shanghai was there<br />

was ahigh proportion of<br />

electric cars; they made up<br />

about one third of vehicles on<br />

the road. Electric vehicles<br />

were encouraged here, with<br />

special green number plates<br />

for these being free to register<br />

for, compared to petrol car<br />

registration costing about<br />

$20,000.<br />

By its name alone, Shanghai<br />

felt like aglamorous place to<br />

be. Abit like New York,<br />

London and Paris. We walked<br />

along The Bund, awaterfront<br />

area and historical district in<br />

the central city, beneath the<br />

city’s signature skyline. The<br />

skyline features China’s<br />

tallest building of Shanghai<br />

Tower, the landmark Oriental<br />

Pearl TV Tower ,and the<br />

‘‘bottle opener’’ Shanghai<br />

World Financial Center. We<br />

took a$2cruise across to the<br />

other side of The Bund’s<br />

Huangpu River, snapping<br />

photos along the way.<br />

Shanghai was anice city to<br />

walk around, viewing its old<br />

original streets, the<br />

contemporary ‘‘M50’’ art<br />

district, and glitzy shopping<br />

areas. We got to sample cafes<br />

and tea­drinking shops along<br />

the way, not to mention<br />

amazing restaurants which<br />

feature not only the best of<br />

authentic Chinese cuisine, but<br />

also that from around the<br />

world.<br />

While eating out costs about<br />

half what it would in New<br />

Zealand, clothes and other<br />

items in mainstream shopping<br />

areas were either similarly<br />

priced or more expensive.<br />

Although, we did visit amarket<br />

area which offered cheap<br />

buys, as well as fake­branded<br />

items such as Louis Vuitton.<br />

The highlight of Shanghai<br />

was visiting Yu Garden and its<br />

neighbouring outdoor<br />

boulevard which sold items<br />

from souvenirs to luxury 24K<br />

gold jewellery. There was acat<br />

cafe there, which we found we<br />

could not walk past! We just<br />

had to go inside and spend<br />

some time with the 10 or so<br />

cats of many different breeds.<br />

The garden was once a<br />

private walled garden of the<br />

Pan family in the Ming<br />

Dynasty. It blends pools,<br />

bridges, pagodas, archways,<br />

rockeries and carvings around<br />

the original home. We also<br />

viewed thenearby City God<br />

Temple, one of manysuch<br />

structures in China which<br />

stand as atestimonytothe<br />

country’s Taoist and Buddhist<br />

heritage.<br />

Once again in this city, we<br />

got taken to places perhaps<br />

many atourist would not go.<br />

Across the Yantze River on<br />

Chongming Island, we visited<br />

aconservation centre for the<br />

endangered Chinese sturgeon,<br />

afish that was once abundant<br />

in the river. We also visited a<br />

cotton textile weaving<br />

showroom, and afarm<br />

operated by about 245<br />

villagers who live on­site.<br />

What we got to see was just a<br />

snapshot of acity which has a<br />

multitude of attractions,<br />

including Shanghai<br />

Disneyland.<br />

All in all, our whirlwind trip<br />

offered an amazing<br />

experience in acountry I<br />

never thought Iwould get the<br />

opportunity to visit.<br />

Shanghai and Shenzhen<br />

were clean and felt very safe. I<br />

thought they might have been<br />

smoggy, with overcrowded<br />

roads. But they weren’t at all,<br />

having fresh air, perhaps<br />

aided by their coastal<br />

locations, as well as freeflowing<br />

roads. And while busy<br />

with people, the streets<br />

themselves were not<br />

overcrowded. China feels like<br />

asafe place to travel, perhaps<br />

helped by its ubiquitous CCTV<br />

cameras. The people are<br />

friendly, abiding, polite, and<br />

enjoy alaugh (Steve had lots of<br />

good dad jokes).<br />

Ihighly recommend visiting<br />

China! Ihave already decided<br />

Iwill return there one day,<br />

most likely once again flying<br />

China Southern Airlines into<br />

Guangzhou. The airline’s<br />

Dreamliner aircraft had a<br />

modern and clean feel, the<br />

service was good, and the food<br />

generally fresh and delicious.<br />

Ihave already started<br />

planningmyitinerary ­spend<br />

some time again in Southern<br />

China before taking the bullet<br />

train up north, including to<br />

the capital of Beijing to<br />

climb the Great Wall of<br />

China and see the country’s<br />

iconic panda bears.<br />

The writer travelled<br />

courtesy of the Chinese<br />

Consul in Christchurch, with<br />

China Southern Airlines.<br />

FLYING TO CHINA<br />

Flying economy with China<br />

Southern Airlines<br />

Christchurch ­Guangzhou<br />

return, costs about $1900. The<br />

airline offers the service<br />

November 10 to February 25.<br />

Anti­clockwise from top left: Historical area of Shanghaicity centre; BYD one­of­a­kind concept car at the company’s Shenzhen showroom and Yu Garden in Shanghai;<br />

Shenzhen light show; Shanghai skyline at dusk, viewed from The Bund; aShanghai street; the writer Susan Sandys at aShanghai cat cafe.


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9. Investment 14. Umbrage 15. Patois 16. By hand 18. Poker 19.Edges.<br />

TARGET<br />

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MEDIUM HARD<br />

EASY<br />

TARGET<br />

H C E<br />

M U I<br />

T R A<br />

Good 19<br />

Very Good 25<br />

Excellent 30+<br />

ALL PUZZLES ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY<br />

How many words offour letters or more can you<br />

make? There isatleast one nine-letter word.<br />

Each letter may be used only once and all<br />

words must contain the centre letter.<br />

No words starting with acapital, noplurals<br />

ending in sunless the word is also averb, e.g.<br />

he fires the gun.<br />

HOME OWNER<br />

“I’m interested in knowing what my home is<br />

worth.”<br />

Bruce andDeniseMcPherson<br />

027 438 4250 bruce.mcpherson@raywhite.com<br />

BRUCE&DENISE MCPHERSON<br />

“I’d love to helpwith that. Let’s organise a<br />

time tomeet soIcan prepare a free no<br />

obligation market appraisal onyourhome.”<br />

96 Tancred Street<br />

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

<strong>Ashburton</strong>•Tinwald•Methven<br />

rwashburton.co.nz•03 3<strong>07</strong> 8317<br />

Real Estate Mid CanterburyPropertyLimited Licensed (REAA2008)


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

NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Logan in Belgian pro team<br />

METHVEN TROTTING MEET<br />

The adage that adversity is<br />

opportunity in disguise has rung true<br />

for young Mid Canterbury cyclist<br />

Logan Currie.<br />

The 22­year­old has been signed by<br />

high profileBelgian professional<br />

team Lotto­Dstny for 2024 after riding<br />

opportunities in the major UCItours<br />

looked to have dried up following the<br />

demise of his Bolton Equities Black<br />

Spoke team.<br />

Currie, one of the most promising<br />

young kiwi road riders, was akey part<br />

of Black Spoke, the first New Zealand<br />

team to ride in the UCI Pro Tour until<br />

their sponsorship funds for afifth<br />

year in 2024 dried up and the team<br />

folded.<br />

After urgent calls to his cycling<br />

contacts, Currie secured an<br />

opportunity with Lotto­Dstny, who<br />

have been aWorldTour team for<br />

decades before dropping to the UCI<br />

ProTour this year.<br />

As the top ranked of the relegated<br />

WorldTour teams, Lotto­Dstny gain<br />

starts in major WorldTour races<br />

including the Grand Tours,with the<br />

team focus fixed firmly on areturn to<br />

the top league.<br />

Currie, fourth last year in the<br />

under­23time trial at the world<br />

championships, won the Oceania<br />

under­23 time trial the same year and<br />

has been the national TT champion<br />

for the last two years.<br />

In the UCI Pro Tour this year he<br />

won the best young rider honours in<br />

the Tour of Hellas and Tour of<br />

Denmark, runner­up in the Ronde de<br />

l’Oise and third in the Belgium Tour.<br />

“This is another big step in my<br />

career which is awesome and I am<br />

excited to head back overseas to<br />

Logan Currieonanearly break in the road race at the UCI World<br />

ChampionshipsinScotland.<br />

experience anew team and new<br />

lifestyle,” Currie said.<br />

“The Lotto offer came about by a<br />

whole lot of networking as fast as<br />

possible once we found out about the<br />

team folding. Italked to afew teams<br />

but nothingcame until some luck<br />

with Lotto Dstny and hard work from<br />

Franky Van Haesebroucke, our Black<br />

Spoke DS, who helped get me across<br />

the line.”<br />

While disappointed the Black<br />

Spoke team folded,Currie is thankful<br />

for the experiences which have led to<br />

his new venture.<br />

“I would not be where Iamnow<br />

with Lotto without the Black Spoke<br />

experience. It was all down to Murray<br />

(Bolton) putting the funds in for four<br />

years,and with Scott Guyton<br />

managing the teams. It was awesome<br />

and Iamsure all the guys are<br />

PHOTO: SWPIX<br />

appreciative of what they did.”<br />

Currie has been signed for one<br />

year, but is aware strong<br />

performances could lead to an<br />

extension, the opportunity to<br />

compete in aGrand Tour and<br />

ultimately the chance to ride on the<br />

World Tour.<br />

He joins the team mid­February<br />

with some clear targets before he<br />

goes, including some work on the<br />

family farm in Methven, training and<br />

some family time, with afamily<br />

fishing trip to Stewart Island high on<br />

the agenda.<br />

“The national championships in<br />

Timaru will be my first big goal of the<br />

season. It’s just down the road which<br />

is perfect. Ihave done afair few races<br />

down there and enjoy the courses<br />

they have down there which will be<br />

fun.”<br />

To Ri Ruby with driver Gerard O’Reilly holds off<br />

Waikari Barb and Lamarli at Methven’s Mt Harding<br />

Racecourse Christmas race meeting on Sunday.<br />

To Ri Ruby, trained by Simon Adlam of <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

decisively won the Placemakers <strong>Ashburton</strong> Ltd<br />

Pace, one of many races held on the day.<br />

“There was great racing, but what started as a<br />

summer day turned to winter once the southerly<br />

came in,’’ said club stalwart Stalky McLeod.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN BUCHAN.<br />

SOUTH ISLAND AKRO FEST<br />

Sixteen pilots demonstrated their aerobatic flying<br />

skills at <strong>Ashburton</strong> airport on the weekend,during<br />

the South Island Akro Fest. Andy Love of the NZ<br />

Aerobatic Club Inc said the event was ‘‘hugely<br />

successful’’. Pilots flew across six classes,<br />

competing in avariety of aircraft, from all over the<br />

country, and even overseas. The event, part of a<br />

three­event calendar, culminates at the nationals at<br />

Hood Aerodrome, Masterton in March.<br />

LOT 3&41946 ARNOLD VALLEY ROAD<br />

BUILD ORBANK THE LAND!<br />

Theseexceptionallyprivatesectionsofferthe<br />

ultimate lifestyle with the Moana township<br />

just astroll away. Situated approx 50 mins<br />

from Hokitika, Lake Brunner isamagnet for<br />

tourists &Christchurch residents. Everything<br />

is right atyour doorstep. 2freehold titlesleft.<br />

For Sale Asking Price$259,000 +GST if any<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/6GHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 022 308 6885<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 foracozy retreat.The open-planliving<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 022 308 6885<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong><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 />

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 022 308 6885<br />

Stephen Robertson<br />

Principal<br />

0274 731 112<br />

Manu Otene<br />

Sales &Listings<br />

022 308 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 />

LJ Hooker <strong>Ashburton</strong> | 65Tancred Street | Phone 0800 LJH ASH (0800 554 274) | Visit www.ashburton.ljhooker.co.nz<br />

Robertson Real Estate Limited MREINZ - Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008 *Sources: <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council, Property Guru, Vendor Report, Property Management Company


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

SALE BY AUCTION<br />

20 Grayburn Road |Elgin<br />

STYLISH LIFESTYLE CLOSE TO TOWN<br />

Welcome to the distinguished auction of 20<br />

Grayburns Road, an exceptional property located<br />

near <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s airport. This unique home is a<br />

perfect blend of luxury, convenience, and serenity.<br />

Introducing asplendid 4-bedroom haven, spanning<br />

an impressive 230 square meters. The master suite<br />

is arealm ofcomfort, featuring aluxurious ensuite<br />

bathroom, complete with a walk-in wardrobe,<br />

ensuring privacy and elegance. Fully ducted<br />

central heating along with double glazing, keeping<br />

you cosy and warm throughout the cooler months<br />

and air conditioning for hot days. With atotal of<br />

three bathrooms, this home epitomises comfort<br />

and sophistication. The additional bathrooms are<br />

crafted to the highest standards, ensuring that<br />

luxury is never more than afew steps away.<br />

To Be Auctioned<br />

4 3 9<br />

For Sale<br />

For Sale byAuction On Site onThursday, 18th<br />

January 2024 at 12pm at 20 Grayburn Road,<br />

Elgin (unless sold prior).<br />

View<br />

Saturday 12.00-12.30pm<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/APHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

When you know we’re the team for the job<br />

Where’s your property<br />

journey takingyou now?<br />

Call us today on 0800 554 274<br />

and we’ll be with you<br />

every step of the way<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 or workshop 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 -10.30am<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 />

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 />

By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AEHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

2313 ARUNDEL RAKAIA GORGE ROAD<br />

LIFESTYLE WITH EXTRA’S<br />

Located 40 Minutes’ drive fromMount Hutt Ski<br />

Field. 22minutes 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 />

LJ Hooker <strong>Ashburton</strong> | 65Tancred Street | Phone 0800 LJH ASH (0800 554 274) | Visit www.ashburton.ljhooker.co.nz<br />

Robertson Real Estate Limited MREINZ - Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008 *Sources: <strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council, Property Guru, Vendor Report, Property Management Company


OPEN<br />

HOME<br />

Saturday, 9 <strong>December</strong><br />

11am - 11:30am<br />

PREMIER TOWNHOUSE<br />

300 Wills Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

MODERN COMFORTABLE LIVING ...IDEAL LOCATION<br />

This townhouse has been constructed by one ofMid Canterbury’s premier building firms. Solid and well-proportioned, the brand<br />

new stand alone home boasts elegant plaster-rendered exteriors. Inside you’ll find astylish kitchen and an open-plan living area<br />

that seamlessly connects to the outdoor space.<br />

The floor plan includes 3spacious double bedrooms, acontemporary bathroom and separate toilets.<br />

The single garage features both internal access and enhanced security. Additionally, each house is equipped with astate-of-theart<br />

ducted heat pump system for year-round comfort.<br />

Low maintenance landscaping adds tothe convenience of the property.<br />

Situated just athree minute drive from the town centre and local parks, this superior townhouse isanexcellent option for empty<br />

nesters or professional couples seeking modern comforts inaconvenient location.<br />

FOR SALE Offers over $650,000<br />

Jarrod Ross<br />

027 259 4644<br />

jarrod.ross@remax.co.nz<br />

Ariska Mijnheer<br />

027 922 0417<br />

ariska.mijnheer@remax.co.nz<br />

2637106<br />

RE/MAX Town to Country l Each office independentlyowned andoperated<br />

080<strong>07</strong>36 298 l TheLakeHouse,LakeHood Dr,Huntingdon<br />

remaxtowntocountry.co.nz<br />

TopOne Real Estate 2015 Limited l Licensed REAA 2008<br />

Land and floor area sizes listed areapproximate<br />

For Sale<br />

Award Winning<br />

Display Home<br />

OpenHome<br />

Saturday 9th Dec 11-11.30am<br />

1 Waterford Place, Tinwald<br />

Private viewings available,<br />

call tomake atime!<br />

Michele Strange<br />

M 027 491 5266<br />

E michele.strange@jennian.co.nz


OPEN HOME<br />

12 Wayne Place, Methven<br />

4 2 2 211m2 824m2<br />

16 Bridgewater Quay, Lake Hood, Huntingdon<br />

1,331m2<br />

TRANQUIL OASIS AT 12 WAYNE PLACE<br />

Nestled at 12 Wayne Place, this charming residence<br />

boasts four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one<br />

being an ensuite. Its open-plan layout includes an<br />

additional living area, complemented by awellmaintained<br />

garden hosting multiple vegetable/herb<br />

patches and beautiful trees.<br />

The property features adouble garage with internal<br />

access, offering convenience, along with asmall<br />

attic space ideal for supplementary storage.<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Offers over $850,000<br />

VIEW 11:30am-12:00pm, Sat 9th Dec<br />

or request aprivate viewing.<br />

Ariska Mijnheer<br />

0279220417<br />

ariska.mijnheer@remax.co.nz<br />

remax.co.nz/TWN10011<br />

Town to Country<br />

DISCOVER THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY AT<br />

BRIDGEWATER QUAY<br />

An exceptional 1331m2 section has just hit the<br />

market, presenting an incredible chance for your<br />

dream property. This north-facing gem basks in<br />

sunlight all day long, offering aprime location<br />

unparalleled in the area. Don’t let this slip by—it’s<br />

the only currently available section on Bridgewater<br />

Quay with offers over $405,000! Embrace the<br />

allure ofbeautiful Lake Hood, where your ideal<br />

waterside lifestyle awaits.<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Offers over $405,000<br />

VIEW<br />

Request aprivate viewing.<br />

Ariska Mijnheer<br />

0279220417<br />

ariska.mijnheer@remax.co.nz<br />

Scott Parkin<br />

027 598 2833<br />

scott.parkin@remax.co.nz<br />

remax.co.nz/TWN10010<br />

Town to Country<br />

86A Aitken Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

45 Wilkin Street, Tinwald, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2 1 1 1 116m2 280m2<br />

3 1 1 3 2 180m2 729m2<br />

CONVENIENT LOCATION, COMFORTABLE<br />

LIVING<br />

Welcome to this inviting townhouse, aversatile<br />

property that caters to investors, first-time<br />

homebuyers, or retirees seeking modern comfort<br />

in an excellent location. The property’s floor area<br />

spans 116m2, providing ample room for everyday<br />

living. It boasts two double bedrooms, making it<br />

suitable for renters, small families, or professionals<br />

in need of ahome office. The well-appointed<br />

bathroom offers ensuite access to one of the<br />

bedrooms. Additionally, there’s aspacious single<br />

garage for secure parking, storage, and washer/<br />

dryer facilities.<br />

SOLD<br />

Ariska Mijnheer<br />

0279220417<br />

ariska.mijnheer@remax.co.nz<br />

remax.co.nz/TWN10009<br />

Town to Country<br />

OFFERS IN THE VICINITY OF $550,000<br />

Nestled within asturdy red brick exterior, this<br />

residence invites you into awelcoming space<br />

designed for both comfort and functionality. The<br />

layout unfolds across 180m2, encompassing three<br />

generously sized bedrooms, anadjacent office<br />

space, and an open-plan kitchen and dining area.<br />

The convenience ofamain bathroom with atoilet,<br />

supplemented by an additional separate toilet,<br />

enhances the practicality of this home. Adouble<br />

garage with internal access completes the picture,<br />

ensuring seamless entry regardless ofthe weather.<br />

SOLD<br />

Jarrod Ross<br />

027 259 4644<br />

jarrod.ross@remax.co.nz<br />

remax.co.nz/TWN10012<br />

Town to Country<br />

RE/MAX Town toCountry | Each office independently owned &operated<br />

0800 736 298 | The Lake House, Lake Hood Dr, Huntingdon<br />

remaxtowntocountry.co.nz<br />

TopOne Real Estate 2015 Limited | Licensed REAA 2008<br />

Land and floor area sizes listed are approximate


OpenHomes<br />

TUESDAY3RD OCTOBER<br />

SATURDAY 9THDECEMBER<br />

71 Alford Forest Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 9:45 -10:15am 3 1 2 AHB30612<br />

72 Eton Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 9:45 -10:15am 3 1 2 AHB30620<br />

3Penbury Close, Lake Hood, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:00 -10:30am 3 2 2 AHB30676<br />

8Queens Drive, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30 -11:00am 3 1 2 AHB30679<br />

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38 Cross Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30 -11:00am 3 1 1 AHB3<strong>07</strong>16<br />

17a Bird Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30 -11:00am 4 2 1 AHB30629<br />

19Wilkin Street,Tinwald 10:30 -11:00am 3 2 2 AHB30605<br />

53 Forest Drive, Methven 11:00 -11:30am 4 2 0 MVN30<strong>07</strong>9<br />

12 Somerset Grove,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00 -11:30am 3 2 2 AHB30698<br />

58 Cross Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:15 -11:45am 3 1 1 AHB23055<br />

41 Redhaven Rise, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:15 -11:45am 4 2 2 AHB30645<br />

167 Harrison Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:00 -12:30pm 4 1 2 AHB30669<br />

8Davidson Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:00 -12:30pm 3 2 2 AHB30146<br />

112 Cameron Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:00 -12:30pm 3 2 1 AHB30526<br />

5JordanAvenue, Tinwald 12:45 -1:15pm 3 1 2 AHB30684<br />

22 Davidson Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 1:00 -1:30pm 4 1 1 AHB30695<br />

10a Mackie Street, Methven 1:00 -1:30pm 2 1 0 MVN30<strong>07</strong>0<br />

17Windsor Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 1:30 -2:00pm 4 1 1 AHB30611<br />

47a Archibald Street,Tinwald 2:15 -2:45pm 3 1 2 AHB30473<br />

22 Davidson Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

This four bedroom 1970’s homewill be sought afterin<br />

the everpopular location of Davidson Street,Allenton.<br />

The home isbuilt to the sun,with outdoor areas for<br />

relaxing. The garden has qualityplantings and some<br />

special stone paving and abuilt in bbq area.<br />

Semi open plan living inside provides plenty of room,<br />

with alarge updated kitchen open to the dining area,<br />

and down asmall step to the spacious living area. Plenty<br />

ofroom to grow your ownveges, and two garden sheds<br />

provide great storage forthiswell laid out section.<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30695<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA2008)<br />

ForSale<br />

Deadline sale closing on<br />

Wednesdaythe 20th of<br />

<strong>December</strong><strong>2023</strong> at 4:00pm.<br />

(Unless Sold Prior).<br />

Price expectation is$600,000+<br />

View<br />

Saturday1:00pm -1:30pm<br />

4 1 1<br />

This property is<br />

proudly marketed by<br />

BruceMcPherson<br />

027 438 4250<br />

DeniseMcPherson<br />

027 242 7677<br />

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OpenHome<br />

17a Bird Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

4 2 1<br />

8Queens Drive, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3 1 2<br />

This 4bedroom, 2toilet home isnow available after a<br />

huge makeover. Newcarpet and newpaint along with a<br />

generous sized timber deck off the living area providing<br />

amazing indoor outdoor flow, you’ll love coming home<br />

to 167 Harrison Street.<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30629<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)<br />

ForSale<br />

$619,000<br />

View<br />

Saturday10:30am -11:00am<br />

Lynne Bridge<br />

027 410 6216<br />

As you step inside, you’ll immediately be captivated by<br />

the spacious and well-designed layout.This house offers<br />

ample living space, making it ideal forfamilies or those<br />

who love toentertain. The open-plan kitchen/dining<br />

area seamlessly flowtogether.<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30679<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA2008)<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

closing on Friday22nd<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong> at 3:00pm<br />

(Unless Sold Prior)<br />

View<br />

Saturday10:30am -11:00am<br />

Trevor ‘The Bald One’<br />

027 225 5669<br />

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OpenHome<br />

5Jordan Avenue, Tinwald <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

3 1 2<br />

167 Harrison Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

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This charming house is the perfect family home,<br />

offering acomfortable and convenient lifestylewith<br />

three double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes, retro<br />

double glazed. Situated onagenerous 750sqm section<br />

and ideal forkids and pets.<br />

ForSale<br />

Offers over$549,000<br />

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Armandvan derEik<br />

021 597 527<br />

This 4bedroom, 2toilet home isnow available after a<br />

huge makeover. Newcarpet and newpaint along with a<br />

generous sized timberdeck offthe living area providing<br />

amazing indoor outdoor flow, you’ll love coming home<br />

to 167 Harrison Street.<br />

ForSale<br />

$495,000<br />

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Armandvan derEik<br />

021 597 527<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> 255 Cameron Street<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 55 Short Street<br />

Allenton 6Balmoral Place<br />

Hampstead 20 Strowan Avenue<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 />

Short walk 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. Thegenerous living areas willcaptivate you,<br />

featuring aspacious lounge heated by amodern heat pump, while a<br />

sunroom offers an inviting retreat.<br />

Make it your own<br />

Discover the epitome of spacious living in this five-bedroom residence,<br />

conveniently situated in the sought-after Allenton area. This stunning<br />

home offers afunctional layout with two bedrooms on the lower level and<br />

three on the upper, each boasting generous wardrobes for all your storage<br />

needs.<br />

Absolute delight<br />

Brand new and waiting fornew owners. This delightful home hasbeen<br />

well thought out in its designand positioning to catch the sun. Three good<br />

size double bedrooms with the master having an en-suite and walkinrobe.<br />

Also with asliding door to welcome the outside in. There is greatstorage in<br />

the central hallway and the laundry is located in the attached double<br />

garage.<br />

For Sale Buyers $425,000+<br />

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For Sale Buyers $545,000+<br />

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Sat 9Dec 12.30 - 1.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU172102<br />

For Sale Buyers $550,000+<br />

View Sat 9Dec 9.30 - 10.00am<br />

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For Sale Buyers $790,000+<br />

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2 1 1 1<br />

3 1 1 2<br />

5 2 1 2<br />

3 2 2<br />

Hampstead 6Strowan Avenue<br />

Netherby 55A Princes Street<br />

Tinwald 29 Roxburgh Place<br />

Allenton 169AMiddle Road<br />

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Unique investment opportunity<br />

High spec architectural build show home. The flagship for Jennian Homes.<br />

The opportunity exists here to buy this beautiful home and then lease it<br />

back to the vendors at ainviting return. Four double bedrooms with the<br />

master ensuite having alarge tiled shower. Also aseparate make up area<br />

as well as awalk in robe. The bathroom and separate toilet areequally<br />

impressive.<br />

Perfect on Princes<br />

Discover the perfect retreat in this immaculate two-year-oldquality-built<br />

home. Step into aworld of comfort and style, featuring adelightful<br />

kitchen, dining, and living spaceheated by aheat pump with aseamless<br />

transition to acharming patiovia sliding doors. Enjoy private moments in<br />

the separate lounge, offeringversatility and space for allyour needs.<br />

Town living, rural outlook!<br />

This beautiful family home features open plan living with spacious dining<br />

and lounge area, heated by pelletfire and heat pump. The home is<br />

complemented nicelybythe indoor-outdoor flow, onto alarge deck with<br />

shade sail for summer days, with adesirable rural outlook and privacy. The<br />

home features three large double bedrooms allwith builtinstorage,<br />

master has awalk-in robeand ensuite.<br />

Park views<br />

Fantastic opportunity awaits to own 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, aseparatetoilet and bathroom, and a<br />

seamlessly connected laundryleading to an attached singlegarage.<br />

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ForSale Buyers $668,000+<br />

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Web pb.co.nz/AU117240<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View Sat 9Dec 10.00 - 10.30am<br />

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For Sale Buyers $490,000+<br />

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Tinwald 5Jag Way<br />

Hampstead 60a Chalmers Avenue<br />

Hampstead 148Chalmers Avenue<br />

Allenton 29 James Street<br />

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Jag Way Beauty<br />

Modern new build in apopular sub-division on the edgeoftown.<br />

Everything you would expect from amodern build. Storage areasabig<br />

plus with many options.Four bedrooms with the master havinganensuite<br />

and walk in robe. Main bathroomconsists of abath, shower and vanity<br />

and the toilet is separate. The hub of the home is open, airy andspacious.<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 />

Your own oasis<br />

Discover your own oasis with this stunning and uniquely designed home<br />

that encompasses exceptionalindoor/outdoor living. This property<br />

features breathtaking outdoor entertaining areas complete with abar and<br />

outdoor lounge, providing theperfect setting for gatheringswithfriends<br />

and family. Immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor experience that also<br />

includes aspa and barbecue.<br />

Like brand new<br />

Enjoy modern living in this near new three-bedroom townhouse built 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 storagethroughout including astudy nook ensures<br />

functionality, whilethe bathroom boasts ashower and vanity,<br />

complemented by aseparatetoilet.<br />

For Sale Buyers $830,000+<br />

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For Sale Buyers $645,000+<br />

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For Sale Buyers $639,000+<br />

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For Sale Buyers $635,000+<br />

View Sat 9Dec 11.00 - 11.30am<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> Bach 69 369 Wrens Road, Rangitata<br />

Hampstead 196 Chalmers Avenue<br />

Tinwald 83CTarbottons Road<br />

Allenton 30 Catherwood Avenue<br />

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Grab the opportunity<br />

This bach has been much loved as well as used over the 30 plusyears that<br />

the family have enjoyed use of this bach. Situated in the Rangitata North<br />

Huts offering great access forthose lovers of fishing, whitebaiting,orjust<br />

as aspot to put your feet up and enjoy. The settlement offers aunique<br />

family environment, with acommunityhall for residents to useand space<br />

for kids to play,<br />

Solid andspacious home<br />

Opportunities here with its 961m2 corner section. Large lounge plus<br />

conservatory, spacious kitchen dining area, compliant logfire, heat pump<br />

plus insulated ceiling and underfloor, new laminate flooring and brand<br />

new shower. Three double bedrooms, great storage, separatetoilet,<br />

spacious laundry and doublegarage plus carport.<br />

Privacy &space<br />

Treat yourself to anear new build in an area surrounded by similar modern<br />

homes and positioned on aprivate, quiet rear section witharural outlook.<br />

Brick and linear cladding and everything you wouldexpect from amodern<br />

home. Master bedroom has an ensuite with tiled shower and awalk in<br />

robe. An additional three doublebedrooms are serviced by the main<br />

bathroom.<br />

Picturesque location<br />

Introducing your dream home, aspacious and elegant four-bedroom<br />

retreat with an office, nestled in aprestigious address.The master<br />

bedroom exudes luxury, boasting agenerous sized ensuite, walk-in<br />

wardrobe, under carpet heating, acharming window seat and French<br />

doors that open to atranquil outdoor patio.<br />

Deadline Sale closes 1.00pm Tue 19 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

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For Sale $528,000<br />

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For Sale Buyers $845,000+<br />

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Allenton 17 Cavendish Street<br />

Tinwald 7Wilkin Street<br />

Tinwald 128 Johnstone Street<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 27 Aitken Street<br />

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Simply stunning<br />

Renovated character home with modern 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 hasbeenlovingly<br />

renovated, now you can enjoy it.<br />

Nice and secure<br />

Agreat modern family home, secure withgood fencing to look after the<br />

little ones. Three doublebedroomswiththe masterhaving an ensuite with<br />

shower, toilet and vanity. Thereisalso an office whichcould potentially be<br />

afourth small bedroom. Thelaundryisseparate andthe main living space<br />

is opentothe dining and kitchen.Loads of optionsherefor heating with a<br />

heat pump and gasfire.<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. Featuring a 2015 substantial family home with<br />

immaculategardens andpool area andwithaseparate double garage.<br />

Substantial sheds, calfrearing, storage or for contractors to utilise.<br />

Charming bungalow<br />

Charming 1940'sbungalowbeckons you with itstimeless allure! Step into<br />

adelightfulentrancewaythatleads to acozylounge adornedwitha<br />

compliant logfire,perfect forwinter nights. Frenchdoors open to a<br />

spaciouskitchen/dining and living area, complemented by aheatpump<br />

for year-round comfort.<br />

For Sale Buyers $540,000+<br />

View Sat 9Dec 12.00 -12.30pm<br />

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For Sale Buyers $627,000+<br />

View Sat 9Dec 12.00 -12.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU170389<br />

ForSale By Negotiation<br />

View Sat 9Dec 12.45-1.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL162653<br />

For Sale Buyers $398,000+<br />

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3 1 1 2<br />

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4 2 2<br />

3 1 2<br />

Netherby 26 Braebrook Drive<br />

Hinds 20 David Street<br />

Allenton 40 Churchill Avenue<br />

Allenton 30 Charlesworth Drive<br />

Timeless &spacious<br />

Oamaru stone home with atouch of cedar. This generous family home is<br />

sited on acorner section in apopular modernsub-division. Wellfencedfor<br />

security and avery quiet location. Alarge foyer leads you into avery<br />

spacious open area which has an internal kitchen withall the modern<br />

appliances.Yourdining space and living arealso here andexterior doors<br />

leadtoanundercover patio area.<br />

New in Hinds<br />

Welcome to your dreamhome situatedinthe great rural township of<br />

Hinds! This brand new build offers theperfect combination of modern<br />

luxuryand agreat location,withendless possibilitiesfor customization.<br />

Boasting four bedrooms, this homeprovides amplespace foryour family's<br />

needs.Each room isthoughtfully designed withcomfort in mind, ensuring<br />

apeacefulretreat for everyone.<br />

Prepare to be impressed<br />

Welcome to this often admiredstylishfamily home in the heart of<br />

Allenton.Hereisarareopportunitytoown alarge modernised quality<br />

familyhome withcharacter. With four doublebedrooms, two wellappointed<br />

bathrooms withunderfloor heating andthree toilets, there is<br />

plenty ofroom for thefamily here. The generous lounge is complete with<br />

gorgeous Frenchdoors whichleadtothe outside.<br />

Space andconvenience<br />

This home offers aharmoniousblend of style,comfort, andfunctionality.<br />

Step into entranceway which leadstothe heart of this home,where the<br />

light-filledkitchen, dining, andliving areas awaityou. Thespaciouslayout<br />

is designedtocreate an inviting and vibrant atmosphere. Theabundance<br />

of natural lightfloodsthrough largewindows,filling the rooms witha<br />

warmand cheerful ambiance.<br />

For Sale Buyers $765,000+<br />

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Web pb.co.nz/AU172435<br />

ForSale Buyers $570,000+<br />

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ForSale Buyers $720,000+<br />

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For Sale Buyers $835,000+<br />

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Web pb.co.nz/AU164066<br />

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Tinwald 9Graham Street<br />

Allenton 15 Mason Place<br />

Tinwald 59 McMurdo Street<br />

Hampstead 13B Wellington Street<br />

Graham street gem<br />

Discover your dream home in this immaculatethree-bedroom homebuilt<br />

between2000-2010. Boasting three spacious double bedrooms, eachwith<br />

ample wardrobe space, this house offers comfort and convenience. The<br />

sunny kitchen, dining, and living areas create awarm andinviting<br />

atmosphere, perfect for family gatherings and entertaining.<br />

Renovations complete<br />

Fromthe sundrenched open plan living to the spacious kitchenand four<br />

bedrooms,thishome will offersomething for everyone! Split overthree<br />

levels with greatflow, you'll step insideand be welcomedbythe grand<br />

entrance leading uptothe largeopen plan living featuring entertainers<br />

kitchen, walk inpantryand storage galore; alloverlookand opening out to<br />

the privatebackyard,.<br />

Makemeyours!<br />

Moveintothis threebedroom, permanent materialhomeand enjoythe<br />

updated kitchen, open plan living withheatpump,spacious bedrooms,<br />

central bathroom andseparate toilet -plusthe greatsize section with<br />

FOUR cargaraging! Completely re-wired andinsulatedceiling, this home is<br />

ready and waiting for youtomovein.<br />

Close to town<br />

Discover theperfect blend of comfort andconvenience in this charming<br />

two-story townhouse.Asyou stepinside, you're greeted by alovely and<br />

sunny living area thatflows perfectlyinto an open-plandining and kitchen<br />

space.The environment is idealfor entertaining and relaxation, with<br />

plenty of natural light to create awarm, welcoming atmosphere.<br />

For Sale Buyers $538,000+<br />

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For Sale Buyers $675,000+<br />

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ForSale Buyers $415,000+<br />

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For Sale Buyers $379,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

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Tinwald 139 Harland Street<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 96 Burnett Street<br />

Open Home<br />

Sale<br />

Nest or invest<br />

Step into the charm of the 1950swith this inviting permanent<br />

material home! Bathed in natural light, the sunny kitchen, dining, and<br />

living room create awarm and welcoming atmosphere. This threebedroom<br />

gem boasts an updated bathroom with ashower over the<br />

bath and amodern vanity. Enjoythe convenience of aseparate toilet<br />

and laundry optimizing functionality. The location couldn't be more<br />

ideal -just across the road from Tinwald School making school runs a<br />

breeze. Embrace the simplicity of an easy-care section ensuring you<br />

have time for other activities -with Lake Hood just down the road and<br />

the awesome Tinwald shopping centre, it's the perfect location.<br />

Call now to view.<br />

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For Sale Buyers $355,000+<br />

View Sat 9Dec 1.15 -1.45pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU174219<br />

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M 027 436 4146<br />

Seize the opportunity!<br />

Unlock the potential of your business with this 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 bothyour clients and staff. The two<br />

spacious boardrooms and 28 offices provide the versatilitytoadapt<br />

your business requirements to suit. Enhance team collaboration and<br />

camaraderie in aspacious staff room, offering acomfortable<br />

environment for breaks and informal meetings. Current National<br />

Building Standard(NBS) of 35%.<br />

Benefit from the flexibility of Business Azoning, allowingfor awide<br />

range of commercial activities.<br />

Deadline Sale closes Tuesday 19th<br />

<strong>December</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> at 4.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior)<br />

View By appointment<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> 152 Burnett Street<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 9SinclairStreet<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 3JBCullen Drive<br />

OamaruNorth 8Orwell Street<br />

Prime Space for Lease<br />

Discover the epitome of modernoffice sophistication in the heart of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> at the prestigious "Murney Main" building. Centrally located on<br />

level two, this exceptional office space offers the perfectblend of<br />

elegance, functionality, and convenience.<br />

Situated in aprime location, Murney Main provides unparalleled<br />

accessibility, putting you right at the centre of <strong>Ashburton</strong>sCBD.<br />

Prime Commercial Space for Lease<br />

Expand your business in abrand-new high stud warehousewithoffice and<br />

carparking<br />

Are you searching for the perfect commercial space to take your business<br />

to the next level? Look no further! We present aremarkable opportunity to<br />

lease aprime commercial space in abrand-new building.<br />

Barelandindustrial site<br />

Welcome to the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Business Estate -where your businessfindsits<br />

perfect space! This 5,000sqm (approx.) bareland industrial site is the<br />

perfect location to grow your business. The gated entry ensures security<br />

and peace of mind for you and your team. This site offers endless<br />

possibilities with the option of the Landlord building apurpose-built<br />

building for the right tenant.<br />

Prime opportunityincentral Oamaru<br />

Set on a3479sqm site with threestreet boundaries in acentral Oamaru<br />

location. This industrial zoned property has been purpose-builtasafood<br />

processing plant. The interior comprises wet floors, chillers, afreezer and a<br />

blast chiller, largeprocessing and storage areas and afloor area of<br />

approximately 1300sqm. Thereare inwards and outwards goods loading<br />

bays and off-street parking.<br />

Enquire ...<br />

For Lease ByNegotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AC168964<br />

Hamish Niles AREINZ<br />

M 027 435 6265<br />

For Lease $34,500 pa +GST<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AC167799<br />

Hamish Niles AREINZ<br />

M 027 435 6265<br />

For Lease $30,000 pa +GST<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AC168294<br />

Hamish Niles AREINZ<br />

M 027 435 6265<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/OMC170093<br />

Hamish Niles AREINZ<br />

M 027 435 6265<br />

Hampstead Strowan Fields Trevors Road<br />

Lake Hood Springdale Avenue -Stage 2<br />

Lake Hood 6Bayview Green<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 112DSmithfield Road<br />

Strowan Fields on Trevors Road<br />

Whether you're starting out or slowing down, growing your portfolio or<br />

expanding your family, Strowan Fields is the ideal place totake the next<br />

step on yourproperty journey.With manageable sections, apictureperfect<br />

setting and astrong sense of community, it's the idealspot to<br />

investinyour future.<br />

Springdale Avenue-Stage 2Village Green<br />

As you drive along an English styled tree lined and hedged lane you turn<br />

and enter "The Village Green", an immediate vista of the Southern Alps<br />

and foothills strikes, you feel instant relaxation and the germination of<br />

your future starts to evolve. Meticulously planned, qualitydevelopment,<br />

accessed from abroad curling road with planted verge.<br />

Livelife to the fullest at LakeHood<br />

Build your dream home on this rare 987sqm site with stunning views of<br />

the water, reserve area, and themagnificent Southern Alps. Enjoy the<br />

perfect blend of nature and lifestyle with anorth-facing site that provides<br />

breathtaking views. This is one of the last remaining sites, so act fastand<br />

make this opportunity yours today!<br />

Lifestyleopportunity nottobemissed!<br />

Located at the end of aprivate lanewayoff SmithfieldRoad, this lifestyle<br />

section is readyfor your dream home to be built. This is the last bare<br />

section in this qualitysubdivision, allother sections have been developed<br />

to ahighstandard.<br />

•5130sqmsectionplus shared laneway(2505sqm)<br />

•Sealed access driveway and character fencing<br />

•Power and fibre at boundary.<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU101042<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL172035<br />

For Sale $260,000<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU173938<br />

For Sale Buyers $339,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU170625<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> 1005 Longbeach Road<br />

Methven 2596 RakaiaBarrhill Methven Road<br />

95.02 ha -Quintessential class<br />

"Rostrevor" located in the highly regarded Eiffelton farming<br />

area-16km from <strong>Ashburton</strong>, is aquintessential ruralhomesteadand<br />

landholding that exudes class andquality. The "jewel inthe crown" of<br />

this property is the homestead reached by tree lined driveway and<br />

situated amongst mature park-likelandscapedgrounds. Asheltered,<br />

privateenclave with character andcharm, typical of an English manor<br />

with an immediateappeal that will captivate and provide an<br />

investment for your family nowand futuregenerations.<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 />

4 3 2<br />

DeadlineSale closes Thursday 14th<br />

<strong>December</strong>,<strong>2023</strong> at 12.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior), Property Brokers<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Byappointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR171814<br />

Greg Jopson<br />

M 027 447 4382<br />

109.4ha-Somethingdifferent<br />

Areyou lookingfor aunique piece of paradise to callyourown? Look<br />

no further than thisproperty with amultitude of options. With<br />

breathtaking views of theSouthern Alps andoverlookingthe Rakaia<br />

River, thisproperty is trulyone-of-a-kind. Whether you're an avid<br />

angler lookingfor aprime fishing spot, orsimplyseekingapeaceful<br />

retreat in nature, this property has somethingfor everyone. Butthat's<br />

not all! If you'reinterested in eco-tourism,horse trekking, hunting, a<br />

large lifestyle block, off-grid living, this propertyisperfect foryou as<br />

well. Traditionalfarming mayalsobeanoption and suitable for<br />

sheep, beef or dairy grazing.<br />

Deadline Sale closes Wednesday7th<br />

February, 2024 at 12.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior), Property Brokers, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR169906<br />

Jason Rickard<br />

M 027 245 8495<br />

Allenton 23A Golf Links Drive<br />

Allenton 174Racecourse Road<br />

Allenton 182 MethvenHighway<br />

'Brandon Green' lifestyle<br />

-Executive bareland lifestyle section bordering the golf course<br />

-1haapprox -subject to subdivision<br />

-Stunning mountain views and very close to town on the favoured northwest<br />

side<br />

-Zoned Residential D<br />

-Build your dream home and haveplenty of room for childrenand pets<br />

-Anexclusive opportunity to build beside the <strong>Ashburton</strong> golfcourse<br />

For Sale $445,000<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL172754<br />

Meadowlands -Stage 3<br />

Titles nowavailable! Ready to build then act nowtosecure apremium NW<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>lifestyle section. Meadowlands subdivisionoffers arural feel<br />

with allthe benefits of town living. Close andonlyminutes drive or walking<br />

distance to schools, medicalcentre,hospital and all<strong>Ashburton</strong> services<br />

andamenities.<br />

ForSale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL81562<br />

8.0ha-Lifestyle,Horticultural, Commercial<br />

Positioned on the edgeof<strong>Ashburton</strong> and situatedconveniently to all servicesand<br />

amenities forawiderange of lifestyle, business or commercial options. Currently the<br />

property hasincome streams from wellestablished tenantsoverthe fourbedroom home,<br />

large storageshed andfullnursery operation. In addition there is alargesix bayshed,<br />

office complex and balance of land irrigated from itsown well and groundwater consent.<br />

The property with its position, and infrastructure lends itself to further development a<br />

business lease or commercial investment. The nursery operation providespurchasers with a<br />

key assettodevelop.<br />

4 1 1 2<br />

Deadline Sale closesFriday 15th<br />

<strong>December</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> at 12.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior), PropertyBrokers, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL117234<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 36 Innes Road<br />

OpenHome<br />

Tinwald 202 Fords Road<br />

Open Home<br />

2 ha -The ultimate lifestyleproperty<br />

Are you looking for the ultimate lifestyle propertywithmodernhomeand allthe bells and<br />

whistlestocomfort and convenience. Looknofurther than thisfantastic 2hectareproperty<br />

that has everything you'relooking for and more!<br />

This property boasts alarge four bedroom homewithadditionaloffice space, perfect for<br />

those who want to work from home orneed adedicated spacefor studying. Great heating<br />

or cooling optionsinclude anew Woodsman Tarras wood burner,2xheatpumps,plus heat<br />

transfer unit so that you can enjoy heating throughout thehome allyearround.<br />

Great internalaccess double garage and carport provide amplespace.<br />

4 2 2 4<br />

For Sale Buyers$995,000+<br />

View Sat 9Dec 11.30-12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL162835<br />

8.3 ha -FastidiousonFords Road<br />

Freshtothe market thisrecently renovated threebedroom homeincluding new fully<br />

enclosedcoloursteelworkshop willappeal too many. Acomplete makeover of the<br />

bathroom with new modern andtasteful fittingsincluding aluxury freestandingclaw foot<br />

bath and large shower with rain head.The kitchen is lightand bright with laminate<br />

flooring, dishwasher, freestanding oven,plenty of storage and bench space overlookingthe<br />

livingroom to the outdoor patio area. Open plan livingwithfreestanding logburner and<br />

heat pump forheating plus theadded bonus of HRV. Re-carpetingand painting<br />

throughout the home.<br />

3 1 2 4<br />

Deadline Sale closesTuesday 12th<br />

<strong>December</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> at 12.00pm, (unless<br />

sold prior), PropertyBrokers<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Sat 9Dec 11.00-12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL174198<br />

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Proud to be here


OPEN HOME<br />

Rakaia 39 Rolleston Street<br />

2,023 sqm 4 1 1 2<br />

For Saleoffers invited over $460,000<br />

View Sat 12.30-1pm 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 />

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 hasalso been renovated,offering afresh andstylishspace for your daily routines.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522441<br />

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 wheremountain 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 />

FINAL NOTICE<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 by appointment<br />

Mike Preston 027 430 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 />

bayleys.co.nz


NEW LISTING<br />

Mt Somers 6B MountGuy Street<br />

Ahome away fromhome<br />

Introducing this iconic off-grid Kiwi Bach by Lake Clearwater, ahaven with two bedrooms -one double, the other with bunk<br />

beds. It boasts abathroom/laundry area withgas hotwater andruns on solar panels, offeringmoderncomforts. This Bach is<br />

move-in ready, furnished with an open-plankitchen, living area,gas stove, and coal range for heating and cooking. The<br />

outdoor toilet complieswith septic systemregulations. Enjoy evenings by the outdoor fire/BBQ area, play cricket in the<br />

reserve, or take aleisurely stroll to swim or waterski.Situated approximately 38km fromMt. Somers,this Bach sits between<br />

Lake Camp and Lake Clearwater, borderingthe Hakatere Conservation Park.<br />

202 sqm 2 1 1<br />

Deadline Sale (unlesssold prior) 12pm, Fri 22 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

View Sat 12-12.30pm or by appointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705 014<br />

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THEREA ACT2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522740<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Methven 31 Westward Way<br />

4,822 sqm<br />

DeadlineSale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Fri 22 Dec<strong>2023</strong><br />

View byappointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705 014 fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Kakariki dreams<br />

Welcome toKakariki Views,Methven'spremier andsecluded subdivision, where you will discoverahavenofupscale<br />

and executive-style properties. Thistitled 4,822sqm (more or less)parcel of land offers views, privacy andspace.<br />

You'llrelish in acountryside ambiance while relishing the addedconvenience of being within walking distance to the<br />

township andlocal schools. With essential amenities like power, water,and fibre readilyavailable at theproperty<br />

boundary,thislot is primedfor the realization of your amazingly designed home! Nestledat31Westward Way, you're<br />

just a leisurely stroll away from the MethvenGolf Course. Furthermore, you'll appreciate thefactthatthis section<br />

doesn't directly adjointhe golf course, ensuring your privacy remains intact whilegranting youunrivalled viewsofthe<br />

imposingMtHutt andsurrounding mountains.<br />

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bayleys.co.nz/5522727<br />

FINAL NOTICE<br />

Methven 19 Methven Chertsey Road<br />

683 sqm 3 2 2<br />

DeadlineSale (unless sold prior) 2pm, Thu 7Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

View by appointment<br />

Rosa Dekker 0274655 387 rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Hidden treasure<br />

Welcome to19MethvenChertsey Road, Methven. Nestled amongst established trees and shrubsthisweatherboard<br />

bungalowpresents an excitingprojectfor someone to take on and make their own, especially those who are looking<br />

foravalue-addopportunity. Stepinside anddiscoverall this property hastooffer. Featuringtwolounges, there is<br />

plenty of room for friends and family or simply unwind after aday on the mountain. With threegenerously appointed<br />

bedrooms andtwo bathrooms, this home offers ample space.The establishedshrubsand trees provide asecluded<br />

sanctuary for you to sit and enjoythe peace and quiet on the deck area butalso allow awidescope of what is possible<br />

with the 683sqm section (subject tosurvey). Foryour vehicles,acarport provides secureand sheltered parking.<br />

Convenienceisatyourdoorstepwith the towncentre just astone'sthrow away.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522614<br />

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Methven 10 Elmwood Farm Lane<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 />

Ray Knight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Contemporary residence<br />

Contemporary finesse and design elegance will be showcasedatthisexecutive residence by Three Sixty Architecture<br />

which is superbly situated in heartland Methven. Once construction commences, completion will follow around eight<br />

months later, meaning your architectural abode is less thanayear away. Afamily-sized 228sqm(approx.) floor plan<br />

will provide an intelligent foundation formodern lifestylesand can be aesthetically customised by the eventual<br />

owner, who may want to alterthe colour scheme, kitchen finishes or appliances. At itsveryheartwill sit an open-plan<br />

kitchen, dining area and lounge that’llbeassisted by aformal lounge, making everydayfamilyliving exceptionally<br />

effortless. Your alfresco options are equally as appealing and willcomprise an outdoor area for casual relaxation.<br />

Artist's impression<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522592<br />

Methven 11 Elmwood Farm Lane<br />

3 1<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Ray Knight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Elmwood house and land packages<br />

Located in Methven, these house and land packages offer the opportunity to own your own slice of paradise.<br />

Eight sections andpackages areavailable to choose from, ranging from700sqm (moreorless) to 930sqm (more or<br />

less).<br />

Once constructioncommences,completion will follow around twelve months later, meaning your architectural<br />

abode is less than ayearaway.<br />

Promising lifestyle ease, you’ll be astroll fromthe local schools and cafes to offer completeconvenience. Contact us<br />

for more information on these house andland packages.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522684<br />

FINAL NOTICE<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 262 Dromore Methven Road<br />

28.461 ha<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 7Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

201 West Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View by appointment<br />

Simon Sharpin 027 631 8087 simon.sharpin@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Irrigated, equine and grazingopportunity<br />

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262 Dromore Methven Roadoffers peaceful rural living with the option of multiple income streams from the 28.462ha<br />

(more or less). The four-bedroom, two-bathroom homeisnestled amongst establishedgardensand manicured<br />

hedges, providing privacy and shelter. Renovated in 2014, the kitchen and living area have been tastefully updated to<br />

include the abundant natural light and focus on the exceptionalviews of the Southern Alps. The large Metrolog<br />

burner, built-in gas heater, and heat transfer kitprovide ample heating forthe winter months.Anarray of<br />

infrastructure is available at Dromore Methven Road. Athree-bay pole shed, closedinworkshop, tack room,and<br />

stables complement the horse arenaand cattle yards. The options are endless, be it working horses or fattening<br />

cattle.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522302<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 721 WinchmoreDromoreRoad<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 />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Lifestyleliving close to town<br />

Situated minutes from<strong>Ashburton</strong>, this 19.8 hectare (more or less) propertyiscurrently run as asmall deer farm and is<br />

fully deer fenced with sheep yards, an accredited deer shed andmultiple storage and implement sheds. Theproperty<br />

is part of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lyndhurst Irrigation Scheme and has12paddocks and an excellent lanewaysystem to the<br />

yards. The home boasts three bedrooms and an office (orfourth bedroom),and the master includes an ensuite and<br />

walk-inrobe. The open plan kitchen, dining and living area is light and bright,with alovelyrural outlook. Contact us<br />

now for more information aboutthis exciting opportunity to secure an enviablelifestyle in asought-after location.<br />

Boundary lines are indicativeonly<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522523<br />

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NEW LISTING<br />

Virtual staging<br />

Netherby 69 Bridge Street<br />

Renovated gem<br />

Stepinto this charming 1955 bungalow, meticulously transformedinto amodernhaven on an easily manageable 685sqm<br />

(more or less) lot, an ideal choice for families, first-timebuyers,orinvestors seeking aversatile property. The renovation<br />

leaves no detail unattended: fresh paint inside and out, new carpeting, updated wiring, plumbing, and astylish, functional<br />

kitchen that exemplifiesmodern living.Inside, you'll find aspacious 120sqm (moreorless) layoutwith three double<br />

bedrooms, ensuring ampleroomfor everyone. The convenience of afamily bathroom andseparate toiletadds to the home's<br />

practicality. The heart of thisabode is the updated kitchen anddiningarea, where meal prep and dining become an absolute<br />

pleasure. Bright and inviting,the living space seamlesslyflows into arumpus or sunroom, providing access to adeck, a<br />

perfect spotfor evening BBQsand backyard activities.<br />

3 1 1 4<br />

Deadline Sale (unlesssold prior) 12pm, Fri 22 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

View Sat 10.30-11amorbyappointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705 014<br />

fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THEREA ACT2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522728<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Allenton 10 Catherwood Avenue<br />

1,002 sqm 4 1 2 2<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View Sat 10.15-10.45am orbyappointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Classically Catherwood<br />

This is a wonderful opportunity toown afamily homeinthe heart of <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Located on aquietstreet in Allenton,<br />

this four-bedroom,two-bathroom property has been well-maintained and cared foroverthe years. Theopen-plan<br />

kitchen, dining andlivingarea makes entertaining friendsand family abreeze. Direct access fromthe livingareatothe<br />

outdoor patio creates indoor-outdoor flow and allows forconvenient hosting in the warmer months. The heat pump<br />

ensures you’recomfortable all year round, as doesthe addedbonus of double glazing throughout.For added<br />

convenience, you'llfindone of the four bedrooms and abathroomdownstairs, offeringversatility forguests or family<br />

members whoprefer one-level living. Plus,aninternalaccess double garage and aseparatelaundryroommake 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 Sale offers invited over $575,000<br />

View Sat 11-11.30am or by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Rachel Mulcay 0275443 618rachel.mulcay@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Family living in agreat location<br />

This aunique opportunity to ownathree-bedroom, one-bathroomcharacterhome in afantastic location.Situated<br />

just minutes from the Creek Road shops, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Centraland <strong>Ashburton</strong> College this property is ideal for family<br />

living. The open-plan kitchen andliving areamakeentertaining friendsand family abreeze. Thetwo heat pumps and<br />

log fire ensure you’recomfortable allyear round, with the addedbonus of aDVS and heattransfer system.Thishome<br />

offers a nook that can be tailoredtoyour needs,whether it's aplayarea forthe kids, aproductiveworkspace or a<br />

secondlivingarea, this space is versatile.The masterislarge and offersplenty of storage,whilethe remaining<br />

bedrooms are sizeable and captureall-day sun.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522426<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> 38 William Street<br />

650 sqm 3 1 2 1<br />

For Saleoffers invited over $469,000<br />

View 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 />

OPEN HOME<br />

Tinwald 54 Nursery Drive<br />

967 sqm 4 2 2 3<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Fri15Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

201 West Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View Sat 11-11.30am or by appointment<br />

Ray Knight 027 434 0139 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Emily Smith 027 222 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Secluded and spacious<br />

Nestled in the heart of Tinwald,this remarkablefour-bedroom, two-bathroom homepresents the opportunity to own<br />

alarge home with triple car garaging. Boasting aspacious 967sqm(more or less) fully fenced section, this residence<br />

provides ample room for relaxation and entertainment. Embrace the warmth provided by thelog fire and heat pump,<br />

ensuring comfort during chilly evenings. Adding to the allure is the bonus of aDVS system. With two distinct living<br />

areas, including one that canbeclosed off forprivacy, thishomecaters to diverse familyneeds. The gardens have<br />

been well maintained and caredfor over the years, creating an inviting outdoor area. Direct access outside from both<br />

the living and dining areas creates the perfect space for entertaining or enjoying quietmoments outdoors.<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 12-12.30pm or by appointment<br />

Emma Phillips 027 483 3110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Roxburgh Retreat<br />

Nestled in apeaceful neighbourhood, this modern gem is ameretwo years oldand offers ablend of style, comfort,<br />

and functionality. As you stepinside, you’ll appreciatethe neutralcolour palette,providing aversatile canvas to add<br />

your personal touch. With four bedrooms, including the master bedroom complete with awalk-in wardrobe and<br />

ensuite, the home is designed to cater for all your needs. Theheart of the homeisthe kitchen, which has agenerous<br />

walk-in pantryand kitchen island. The expansive dining andliving area makeitthe perfect space for entertaining<br />

family and friends. The heat pump ensures you’re kept cozy in the chilly months and cool duringscorchingsummers.<br />

Adouble garage providesample space for vehicles andadditionalstorage. Allset on agenerous 852sqm (more or<br />

less) section, ablank canvasawaits yourlandscaping vision.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522171<br />

Tinwald 119 Tarbottons Road<br />

753 sqm 4 2 2 2<br />

Asking Price $850,000<br />

View 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 />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Modern living in agreat location<br />

Nestled in the peaceful neighbourhood of Tinwald, thiscontemporary gem is the epitomeofcomfortable and stylish<br />

living. With its prime locationinaquiet area, thisproperty is perfect forfamilies, professionals, or those wanting to<br />

downsize fromthe country. At the heart of the homeisthe open-plankitchen, living and dining area. This space is<br />

perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying family meals. Forthose quieter moments, there's aseparate living area<br />

where you can unwindand relax.Tokeep youcomfortable throughout the year, aducted heatpump warms the living<br />

and dining area. There is also an additional heatpumpinthe hallwaytokeep the bedroomswarm and comfortable<br />

and aSmartVent ventilation system throughout the home. The modern kitchen boastssleek fixtures and features a<br />

convenient scullery, making meal preparation easy.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522017<br />

bayleys.co.nz


RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL<br />

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

HAMPSTEAD 85A OxfordStreet<br />

The Perfect Package!<br />

This attractive modern home is situated on aprivate rear<br />

section. Stylish and spacious, theopenplan entertainer's<br />

kitchen, dining and living areasenjoy all daysun,and<br />

open out to the privatepatio. Threegoodsizedbedrooms,<br />

master with ensuite andpatio access. Heatpump, double<br />

glazing, separate laundry,doublegarage, garden shed,<br />

and spaciousyardcompletethisperfectpackage.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $579,000<br />

VIEW<br />

12.00-12.30pm, Saturday9<strong>December</strong><br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 322 8422<br />

TINWALD 176 Harland Street<br />

Family Favourite<br />

Step into the warmth andcomfort of this inviting three<br />

bedroom home. Spaciousliving areabathed in natural<br />

lightand featuringtwo heatingoptions. One of the<br />

standout featuresisthe rearfamilysized section,and for<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 />

10.00-10.30am, Saturday9<strong>December</strong><br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 322 8422<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38578<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38703<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

NETHERBY 24 Albert Street<br />

Bring Your Vision To Life!<br />

Charming solid red brick home withtwobedrooms 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 areasintoathirdbedroom.<br />

Locatedonacorner section, thisproperty comeswith a<br />

doublegarage and convenient off-street parking.Ideal first<br />

home or investment property.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $429,000<br />

VIEW<br />

11.00-11.30am, Saturday 9<strong>December</strong><br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 322 8422<br />

RAKAIA 133 ElizabethAvenue<br />

ANewly Built Retreat onElizabeth Avenue<br />

Welcomehome! This newlyconstructed,stylish home<br />

offers seamlessopenplanliving, aspacious kitchen,and<br />

an expansive lounge with alog burner. Thishomefeatures<br />

two bedrooms, twobathrooms, andamaster suite with an<br />

ensuite andwalk-inwardrobe. Enjoy sun soakeddecks,a<br />

fencedproperty with three baygaraging, andaman cave<br />

or workshop. Close to schools andamenities.<br />

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY<br />

(Unless SoldPrior)<br />

Closes2.00pm, Wednesday 13<br />

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

VIEW<br />

1.30-2.00pm,Sunday 10 <strong>December</strong><br />

Cayla-Lee Collins | M 027 341 0949<br />

Sam Gregory | M 021 0283 8791<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38303<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38795<br />

METHVEN 2Westward Way<br />

Powerful Views, Premium Location!<br />

Nestled on the outskirts of Methven,thistwo-storey home<br />

boasts uninterrupted viewsofMtHuttand the Methven<br />

Golf Course.The open planlayout, abundantnaturallight<br />

and versatile designcreateawarm andwelcoming<br />

atmosphere. Well appointed bedrooms, spacious section<br />

withthe potential for further development, this property<br />

offerscomfort and endless opportunities.<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 />

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 viewsofSouthern Alps and<br />

titlesavailable now. Grabyour clubsand walk offyour<br />

deckonto the Methven Golf course, or bike anyofthe<br />

local trails. Buildyour dreamholidayhome, your forever<br />

home or simplyland 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/ASH38<strong>07</strong>7<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH35754<br />

HAMPSTEAD 101 Chalmers Avenue<br />

Two-Bedroom Unit in Prime Location!<br />

This unithas been thoughtfully designed with your<br />

comfort in mind. Thesunny open floor plan seamlessly<br />

connects the 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 locationclose to town.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $399,000<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 322 8422<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/ASH38033<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 <strong>07</strong>5 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 plan livingareasheatedbyalog<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 />

Exceptionalbusiness opportunity! Molecule is aflourishing<br />

and wellestablished Methven Caféwith aproven track<br />

record of profitability. Ample seatingfor over 60 guests,<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, and storage.<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<br />

Enchanting Lifestyle Property<br />

Embark on atrans-formative 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 />

conveniences, or relaxing in the spa on the back<br />

patio. This property also boasts a3bay hay shed<br />

surrounded by an orchard of fruit trees and berry<br />

bushes. Actnow, schedule aviewing today.<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

VIEW By Appointment Only<br />

Jeff Donaldson<br />

M 027 265 1290<br />

Lyz Palmer<br />

M 027 215 9813<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38330<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38756<br />

ASHBURTON 390 East Street<br />

Vendors Instructions are to SELL!!<br />

"High Turnover" supermarket with atargeted and very well<br />

supported localmarket 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 8 years. 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 />

RAKAIA Acton Road<br />

Fantastic Lifestyle Opportunity<br />

Anopportunity presents itself to secure an attractiveland<br />

holding located right beside the growing rural township of<br />

Rakaia. These two smart 8.0 ha (subject to title) areas of<br />

bare landoffer the perfect blend of individual building<br />

appeal, convenience and ruralliving. Parcels this size and<br />

scope are rarely available making it aperfect lifestyle<br />

opportunity!<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

Plus GST(if any)<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Mark Hanrahan | M 027 432 4028<br />

Jeff Donaldson | M 027 265 1290<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH37960<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38051<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 remote work andthe desire to enjoy the<br />

outdoors hasbrought about significant changes. With its<br />

notable 4047m2 it presents potentialsubdivision<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 <strong>07</strong>5 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


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

NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Roadworks prove tough for businesses<br />

BYJONATHAN LEASK<br />

Local democracy reporter<br />

Businesses are doingittough in Tinwald<br />

amid asea of road cones.<br />

The Tinwald improvement project<br />

along State Highway 1has led to<br />

business droppingbyupto40% in recent<br />

weeks, according to shop owners.<br />

Owners want the public to know<br />

they're still open for business, despite<br />

the sea of orange cones and project<br />

delays.<br />

Tinwald Supervalue owner Gaylene<br />

Thompson said it felt like the middle of<br />

winter, with business down around 20%<br />

from what it normally is at this time of<br />

year.<br />

“We are seeing our regulars for sure,<br />

but the ones that would havestopped in<br />

because it’s convenient, it’s currently<br />

not convenient.<br />

“It’s having asignificantimpact and<br />

it’s not just us, it’s all the majority of the<br />

businesses in the stretch.”<br />

The project is centred on the<br />

installation of traffic signals at the<br />

intersection of State Highway 1, Agnes<br />

St, and Lagmhor Rd, with an upgraded<br />

rail level crossingonLagmhor Rd.<br />

At the moment, the northbound traffic<br />

can’t turn into the car parks or park on<br />

the roadside. For southbound traffic,<br />

the entries are in the blurofroad cones<br />

and can be sporadicallyclosed.<br />

There are also associated roadworks<br />

on the neighbouringside roads.<br />

With no convenient access, Lizzy’s<br />

Dairy owner Michelle Lin said business<br />

dropped by 40% when the road changes<br />

started three weeks ago, and was down<br />

OPEN: Tinwald Supervalue ownerGaylene Thompson says the roadworks along<br />

State Highway 1are having asignificant impact on businesses. PHOTO JONATHAN LEASK/LDR<br />

30% last week.<br />

Lin has spoken to several<br />

neighbouring owners, who also reported<br />

business being down by at least 20%.<br />

“People do not want to stop and if they<br />

do, they have to wait along time to get<br />

back on the roadbecause of the traffic.<br />

“It’s veryhard.”<br />

Produce Pals owner Dean Gibson said<br />

it’s frustrating as the works are taking<br />

longer than they had been told.<br />

“We have been trying some pretty<br />

good specials to keep people coming but<br />

have certainly noticed the decrease.<br />

“It will be good once it’s done but they<br />

should have been more realistic with us<br />

from the start when they told us it would<br />

be two weeks ­and now we are well over<br />

that.”<br />

Thompson, Lin, and Dean all agreed<br />

the roadworkswould be an<br />

improvement once completed, but the<br />

short­term impact has been worse than<br />

anticipated.<br />

Anend is in sight, as Waka Kotahi said<br />

“work on the project is progressing<br />

well”.<br />

“Due to the SH1 resurfacing being<br />

more complex than first thought, the<br />

work programme has been extended,” a<br />

spokesperson said.<br />

“It will be completed before work<br />

finishes up for the year on <strong>December</strong> 21.<br />

The new traffic signals are expected to<br />

be switched on early in 2024.”<br />

All road closures will be lifted from<br />

<strong>December</strong> 21 and any exposed areas will<br />

be tidied up.<br />

Work on the project will resume on<br />

January 9.<br />

“We will come back and complete the<br />

final work on the SH1/Lagmhor Road/<br />

Agnes St intersection before switching<br />

our attention to the viaduct and the<br />

Grahams Street/SH1 intersection.”<br />

The KiwiRail line block in October<br />

meant all the planned work in the rail<br />

corridor had been completed.<br />

The project is on track to be<br />

completed in mid­2024.<br />

Public interest journalism<br />

funded by NZ On Air<br />

2636488<br />

CLUB NEWS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Astronomy Group<br />

The final meetingfor the year was<br />

held on November 28th.<br />

Robin Burton gave apresentation<br />

covering the historical aspects of<br />

determining longitudewith its<br />

associated problems and<br />

personalities involved, particularly<br />

clockmaker, John Harrison and<br />

Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne.<br />

Fifteen people attended the<br />

meeting and supper followed Robin's<br />

presentation.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Creative Fibre<br />

There were about 24 members of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Creative Fibre present at<br />

the Plains Museumonthe 20th<br />

November with some apologies<br />

recorded. Our Past President Lynette<br />

Crone welcomed everyone on behalf<br />

of Shona Schofield.<br />

Members who are going into care,<br />

have lost loved ones, or have been<br />

unwell were made mentionofalong<br />

withour kindest thoughts.<br />

Since the recent Annual Meeting,<br />

the new and incumbent office holders<br />

have got on with their respective jobs.<br />

Bev Bennett, our long time reporter<br />

has retired from this role. Our<br />

warmest thanks go to Bev for ajob<br />

very well done. Our new secretary Mr<br />

Ian Willis has been installed as<br />

Secretary.<br />

Notices were given: an invitation from<br />

Jenny Partington of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Art<br />

Gallery to attend aformal opening of the<br />

Suffrage Embroidery Exhibition at the<br />

Gallery on Sunday 10th <strong>December</strong> at 2<br />

pm. Also areminder for the forthcoming<br />

South Canterbury Area meeting, and a<br />

Sue Sanders day in Winchester. Agood<br />

group is expected to join for the<br />

Christmas Lunch on Monday 4th<br />

<strong>December</strong>, afun social time to wind<br />

down from avery busy year.<br />

Housekeeping reports included the<br />

Librarian who announced the arrival of<br />

the latest “Spin Off” magazine and<br />

some books on tasselling; these are<br />

available to add to our extensive and<br />

useful collection. The equipment, such<br />

as carders, spinning wheels, and<br />

looms, etc. available for hire, are at<br />

present being checked and catalogued.<br />

The “Show and Tell” table had a<br />

number of craft items on display, some,<br />

successful A&P Show entries. And<br />

following the show’s theme, anumber<br />

of crafted bugs and insects were<br />

included. Our Craft Camp at Staveley<br />

will be held from 14th to 18th February.<br />

Watch this space. Anyone wanting to<br />

help with the cost of the camp<br />

renovations by donation, abox is<br />

available on the Sales table which is<br />

usually choc-a-block-full of baking,<br />

plants, wool, cotton, patterns, etc. This<br />

has been well supported this year. The<br />

fee for “Craft Clusters” is to be raised to<br />

$4 per session from the first Cluster in<br />

2024. Held at the Plains Railway<br />

Museum, from 10 am on the first<br />

Monday in each month except January.<br />

ALL crafters are welcome to join us. To<br />

all, avery happy Christmas, and abusy<br />

and healthful New Year.<br />

Allenton Bowling Club<br />

Well, it’s been abusy few weeks<br />

around the club our new sunshelters<br />

are fully operational super job &hard<br />

work from Graeme Bishop, Bob<br />

Holdom, Graeme Dowie &anyone else<br />

who helped with these alot of hard work<br />

right there. We had the Country Men’s<br />

Rep Fours at the club last Sunday it was<br />

avery hot day the Junior Mid-<br />

Canterbury men’s side won their<br />

section the seniors weren’t so lucky not<br />

having agood day at the office.<br />

The Mid-Canterbury ladies won both<br />

sections they were playing up in<br />

Darfield abig thank you to all the<br />

volunteers who helped run both events<br />

it takes alot to get these events<br />

completed. Our amazing 3senior ladies<br />

won the Centre triples last week how<br />

good Sandra, Rosemary &Annette<br />

then to top off that win Annette received<br />

agold star for 5Centre titles well done<br />

Annette. We have 2ofour Junior triple’s<br />

teams still unbeaten after 5rounds of<br />

competition with 1round to go they are<br />

tracking well for aposition in post<br />

section, the men’s 3X4 &ladies 2X4<br />

competition are still in the fight with 1<br />

week to go needing to rely on other<br />

results to move forward. We have the<br />

Willie 500 Knockout singles starting this<br />

Thursday night this is an exciting event<br />

with 32 Club members fighting it out.<br />

Good Bowling everyone see you<br />

around the club this week.<br />

Continued page 69.


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CLUB NEWS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Grey Power<br />

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

report.<br />

The members of Grey<br />

Power’s last public meeting<br />

for <strong>2023</strong> was held at the Senior<br />

Centre on Monday 20th<br />

November.<br />

Our President Cath Carr<br />

opened the meeting<br />

welcoming approximately 65<br />

members.<br />

Apologies were received<br />

from Wendy and Wayne Nolan,<br />

Jim Leask Trevor and Ann<br />

Gamblin and Bill Allnut.<br />

Aminute silence was<br />

observed for members passed<br />

through the year including<br />

Bill Ross and Lois Burridge<br />

recently.<br />

Erroll Graham opened the<br />

entertainment with seven<br />

popular songs.<br />

The game of passing the<br />

parcel was carried out during<br />

his final song.<br />

Margaret Twamley then led<br />

the members in singing<br />

Christmas Carols i.e. Jingle<br />

Bells and Come all ye<br />

Faithfull.<br />

As Here comes Santa was<br />

being sung, Santa arrived on<br />

his trusty stead pulling acart<br />

laden with gifts.<br />

Santa then entertained the<br />

members by singing “I’m<br />

dreaming of awhite<br />

Christmas”.<br />

Some members then found<br />

themselves on lucky chairs.<br />

Cath introduced the<br />

Committee to the members<br />

who then with help of Santa<br />

sang We wish you aMerry<br />

Christmas.<br />

Presentations were made to<br />

very special Grey Power<br />

members Bernard Margaret<br />

Twamley and Margaret<br />

Ritchie.<br />

Our meetings are held every<br />

third Monday of the Month at<br />

2p.m. at the Senior Centre, 206<br />

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

The first meeting for 2024<br />

will be on Monday 5th<br />

February.<br />

Plains Ladies Friendship<br />

Club<br />

We held our Christmas<br />

Meeting at Hotel <strong>Ashburton</strong> on<br />

Monday November 27, 9.45am.<br />

Jenette welcomed every one.<br />

We had aminute’s of silence<br />

for passing of Betty Roberts<br />

Mini speaker was Almond<br />

Royds ­Almond came to New<br />

Zealand when she was one,<br />

has three grandkids in<br />

England, and has spent five<br />

Christmases in England.<br />

Activities in <strong>December</strong> ­<br />

everyone wears Christmas<br />

jerseys with Father Christmas<br />

or reindeers over the clothing.<br />

At the start of <strong>December</strong> the<br />

Christmas pudding is made,<br />

lights go up, children make<br />

lanterns.<br />

The wonderful display of<br />

lights at Windsor and gardens,<br />

it is very cold.<br />

At Christmas breakfast,<br />

children get to open their<br />

presents.<br />

Christmas lunch is not until<br />

3pm to 4pm, with big roast and<br />

veges, chestnuts and<br />

Christmas puddings.<br />

Almond was thanked by<br />

Jenette.<br />

Main speakers was<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Inner Wheel<br />

Ukulele Group formed three<br />

years ago they played<br />

Rhythm of the Rain, You are<br />

My Sunshine, Let Me There,<br />

Oh Suzanne, Wollerman,<br />

Amazing Grace, Jingle Bell<br />

Rock.<br />

Wairata: Te Aroha ­Love, Te<br />

Whakapona ­Hope, Te<br />

Rangimare ­Peace, Te Toe Ta<br />

Toe­ For all of us.<br />

Jenette wished everyone a<br />

very merry Christmas and<br />

happy holidays<br />

Members went for lunch at<br />

hotel. Next meetingJanuary<br />

22. If you wish to join a<br />

women's social club please<br />

ring Jenette Storrier 308­7204<br />

or Alison Doig 308­7109.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Pakeke Lions<br />

Club<br />

November: President Lion<br />

Malcolm McCormick<br />

welcomed Members, Partners,<br />

Social Ladies, Guests,<br />

members from Hinds &<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Lions Clubs and<br />

Guest Speaker Rob Withers to<br />

the November Meetingheld at<br />

the R.S.A.<br />

He thanked members for<br />

helping with the various<br />

projects, events, collecting<br />

and raffle selling that had<br />

happened recently.<br />

Apologies were read by Lion<br />

Trevor Andrews.<br />

Lion Joe Buchard reported<br />

on this years Charity Market<br />

and thanked members for<br />

their help and also thanked<br />

helpers from outside the Club.<br />

While the takings were down<br />

on recent years he felt the<br />

Market had produced a<br />

reasonable return.<br />

Joe was thanked by<br />

President Malcolm for the<br />

great effort that he had put<br />

into organising the Charity<br />

Market.<br />

Lion Robert Spencer<br />

updated those present on the<br />

selling of tickets for the<br />

Christmas Raffle. Lion Dave<br />

Bennett outlined the<br />

procedure for the days<br />

activities for the College<br />

Children to be held the Plains<br />

Railway Museum. Grace was<br />

read by Stephanie Butchard.<br />

Lion Jim Martin introduced<br />

Rob Withers the speaker for<br />

the evening who managed the<br />

major upgrade of the Staveley<br />

Ice Skating Rink. Rob<br />

explained that the ice rink was<br />

first created in the 1930’s and<br />

has had manyrepairs and<br />

additions added to it over the<br />

years.<br />

Funding for the upgrade was<br />

secured from various sources<br />

and the rink opened debt free<br />

last winter after many<br />

volunteer hours and much<br />

problem solving .<br />

The rink is open for school<br />

holidaysalong with Curling<br />

which has proved to be avery<br />

popular sport.<br />

Anew bridge, tractor and<br />

improvements to the sheds are<br />

now apriority.<br />

This First Class Facility is<br />

an amazing achievement and a<br />

wonderful asset which will<br />

provide ice skating for<br />

families for manyyears to<br />

come.<br />

Rob was thanked by Lion<br />

Dave and presented with a<br />

Certificate of Appreciation.<br />

Lion Graeme Edge, of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Lions then spoke to<br />

members about his role as<br />

trustee of the Lloyd Morgan<br />

Trust Charitable Trust and<br />

explained how the Trust<br />

operates.<br />

Graeme has been nominated<br />

by the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Lions Club as<br />

Trustee for the 2024/25 year<br />

and this was seconded by<br />

Pakeke Lions Club.<br />

Graeme was wished well for<br />

his forthcoming position.<br />

Members then answered a<br />

General Knowledge Quiz and<br />

raffles were drawn.<br />

Tailtwister Robert then<br />

entertained with manyfines<br />

and humorous stories.<br />

President Malcolm closed<br />

the meetingwith the singing of<br />

the National Anthem.<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

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installation and repairs.<br />

HRV filter replacement.<br />

GUTTER CLEANING for<br />

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carports and retaining,<br />

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Cleaners and chemicals,<br />

Compact kitchenware,<br />

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CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,<br />

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ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,<br />

farm equipment<br />

service and maintenance,<br />

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TRADE &SERVICES<br />

FIRE Extinguisher sales and<br />

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boats/caravans etc. Phone<br />

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FURNITURE Removals. For<br />

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GARDENING, mowing,<br />

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or general spruce ups? Call<br />

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027 765 2899 or 03 3<strong>07</strong><br />

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HOME-HANDYMAN/<br />

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restoration and Timber<br />

window repairs. General<br />

home-handyman work.<br />

Phone Lindsay 027 230<br />

0205.<br />

LOCKSMITH/DOOR repairs.<br />

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Mobile service. Call Nigel at<br />

Doors and More and 027<br />

516 7104.<br />

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021 197 8128.<br />

SPIDER and Fly treatment.<br />

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Allan from AA Performance<br />

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

CLASSIFIEDS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

MEETINGS<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

METHVENRUGBY<br />

CLUB<br />

AGM<br />

Wednesday13thDec<br />

@7pm<br />

To be held at the<br />

MethvenRugby<br />

Club Rooms.<br />

FOR LEASE<br />

POULTRY<br />

2637797<br />

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Since2006<br />

Various sizes,<br />

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Ph /Text 021 554570<br />

STORAGE: Secure self storage<br />

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short term. <strong>Ashburton</strong> Storage<br />

Facilities. Contact us<br />

on 0274 362 636 or www.<br />

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co.nz<br />

WANTED TO LEASE<br />

WANTED<br />

Farm or Land<br />

forLease<br />

Please phone<br />

021 158 1401<br />

CARS WANTED<br />

2637452<br />

SUZUKIS WANTED: We<br />

want to buy your Suzuki!<br />

Great prices for good quality<br />

vehicles, 2009 onwards<br />

considered. —Call Barrie,<br />

027-868-6060.<br />

CARAVANS &TRAILERS<br />

SELL: CARAVAN 1979<br />

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Doors. Caravan Awnings.<br />

Enquiries: 027 204 9709 or<br />

03 308 5193<br />

POINT of Lay Hens, ready<br />

now. $30. plus delivery if<br />

required. Ph 027 222 3485<br />

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

NEW SEASON potatoes,<br />

digging daily, $3./kg. Xmas<br />

orders taken. 81 Elizabeth<br />

Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>. Ph 03<br />

308 3195 or 027 531 9103.<br />

Proudly supporting Mid-<br />

Canterbury Cancer.<br />

SELL<br />

GODIN SD Electric Guitar<br />

and case. Ideal Christmas<br />

present. $850.00. Phone<br />

021 0233 3813 or 308<br />

8091.<br />

LPG<br />

REFILLS<br />

Small LPG cylinders<br />

Off Street Parking<br />

Available<br />

Arthur Cates Ltd<br />

26 McNally Street<br />

Ph 308 5397<br />

Riverside Industrial Estate<br />

2601197<br />

Year 7and 8<br />

Enrolments<br />

Wakanui School welcome out of zone enquires for<br />

enrolmentsinour Year 7and 8classfor 2024.<br />

We offer our senior students a wide range of<br />

interesting and exciting opportunities, inaunique<br />

ruralsetting.<br />

For further information please contact the school<br />

office office@wakanui.school.nz oron3023899.<br />

MEETINGS<br />

MEETINGS<br />

2635068<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>PerformingArts TheatreTrust<br />

Annual GeneralMeeting<br />

willbeheld on<br />

Wednesday13th<strong>December</strong><strong>2023</strong>, at 7pm<br />

In the BradfordRoom of the<br />

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

Wills Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

All welcome<br />

Refreshments will be served followingthe meeting<br />

2636258<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

AFTERHOURS<br />

HEALTH CARE<br />

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

For allother medicalassistance outsideofnormal<br />

hours pleasephone your generalpracticeteam,<br />

24/7 to speak with ahealthprofessionalwho<br />

will give youfreehealthadviceonwhattodo or<br />

wheretogoifyou need urgent care.<br />

If youdon’t have aregulargeneral practice,<br />

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Allnon-residents andvisa holderspleasebring your<br />

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NewZealanderstobring some form of ID.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

WisesPharmacy,Countdown Complex,<br />

EastStreet will be openon...<br />

Saturday from9am until1pm<br />

Sunday from 10am until1pm<br />

At Geraldine: TheGeraldinePharmacywillbeopen:<br />

MondaytoFriday, 9amuntil 5.30pm<br />

and Saturday 9.30am -1.30pm<br />

Forfree24hourTelephone Health Advice<br />

Phone thehealthline on 0800 611 116<br />

Brought toyou by<br />

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Phone: 03 3086733<br />

Email: wises@community-pharmacy.co.nz<br />

WANTED TO BUY<br />

ASHBURTON Scrap Metal<br />

Recyclers, buy heavy metal<br />

etc. Free light-grade metal<br />

in-yard dumping 9.30am-<br />

4pm weekdays. Closed<br />

Saturday. 117 Alford Forest<br />

Rd, (behind PlaceMakers).<br />

Phone 03 308 8033 or 027<br />

249 6625.<br />

CARAVAN wanted with<br />

Shower and Toilet.<br />

Needing repairs ok, or any<br />

condition. Ph 027 622<br />

0011.<br />

GARAGE SALES<br />

SATURDAY 9th <strong>December</strong>,<br />

Taits Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Signs out 9am -1pm. General<br />

household Items.<br />

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

HUGE Garage Sale.<br />

Electronics, Furniture,<br />

Aquariums and accessories,<br />

Fitness equipment,<br />

Fishing Rods and accessories,<br />

Household goods,<br />

Toys, Tools, Firewood, Potplants.<br />

Too much to list!<br />

Signs out 8am, Albert St,<br />

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

FIREWOOD<br />

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OFFCUTS<br />

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$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 />

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MalcolmMcDowell Rd<br />

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