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FEBRUARY <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2024</strong> |www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz |Phone: 308 7664<br />

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Downsizing<br />

bittersweet<br />

PAGE 20<br />

Hot work in<br />

Port Hills<br />

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@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

SAYING GOODBYE: Bird breeder Ray Vincent with one of the 60 birds for sale this<br />

Saturday.<br />

PAGE 24<br />

Fans flock to<br />

rugby match<br />

Longtime bird breeder Ray Vincent of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> is having to sell some of his<br />

prized possessions ­the birds in his aviary.<br />

It’s abittersweet moment for the<br />

80­year­old, who has been breeding birds<br />

since he was six.<br />

His feathered friends have been agreat<br />

source of contentment over the years,<br />

enjoyed for their chirpy company and<br />

beauty.<br />

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

for about 12 years, Ray has won numerous<br />

bird show trophies and ribbons, including<br />

best novice for aNorwich canary at both<br />

the Topflite National at Timaru in 2018<br />

and the Southland Bird Club National in<br />

2014.<br />

‘‘We’ve done quite well,’’ he said of the<br />

recognition.<br />

But the time has come to send much of<br />

his flock off to new homes, due to his<br />

health.<br />

He will keep acouple of Gouldian<br />

finches and some Bourke’s parakeets to<br />

keep his hand in.<br />

‘‘I will have just ahandful, it is really<br />

downsizing,’’ he said.<br />

Ray said having to deal with birds<br />

nesting in lower cages had become more<br />

tiresome.<br />

‘‘I have trouble getting down and<br />

working in that area now, then have<br />

trouble getting up. Everything has got abit<br />

much,’’ he said.<br />

It had become more of an issue in the<br />

past two years, especially during breeding<br />

season.<br />

He used to have more than 30 pairs of<br />

canaries at breeding time.<br />

‘‘They are anice looking bird, and<br />

they’re really good when they’re<br />

whistling,’’ he said of the songbird.<br />

However they were not his favourite.<br />

‘‘I like the Bourke’s because they are<br />

real quiet. They sing away abit first thing<br />

in the morning and last thing at night. But<br />

to do anything with, they are as quiet as,’’<br />

he said.<br />

Ray is holding abird clearance sale this<br />

weekend with about 60 birds up for sale,<br />

priced from $5 to $50.<br />

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Fire toofast for farmer<br />

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ATinwald farmer sped in his ute to<br />

where he saw smoke coming from a<br />

hay shed, but it was too late to save<br />

the building.<br />

The shed burned to the ground,<br />

alongside ashelter belt and 2ha of<br />

crop. The blaze was the biggestinMid<br />

Canterbury for seven years,involving<br />

about 20 appliancesfrom throughout<br />

Mid Canterbury and further afield.<br />

The crop farmer, who did not want<br />

to be named, said he was grateful to<br />

the people and firefighters who<br />

attendedthe blaze, which he thinks<br />

may have started from spontaneous<br />

combustion in astraw bale in the<br />

shed.<br />

The farm was insured for the<br />

damage,which would be hundreds of<br />

thousands of dollars.<br />

The farmer said he was harvesting<br />

on Friday lastweek, when at about<br />

5.30pm, he was unloading atruck in<br />

the farm’syard and noticed asmall<br />

amount of smoke coming from the hay<br />

shed, about 300m away.<br />

‘‘I hopped in the ute with the fire<br />

extinguisherand just hooned it over<br />

there,’’ he said. It would have been<br />

less than two minutesfrom spotting<br />

the smoke to arrivingatthe shed.<br />

‘‘By the time Igot there it was well<br />

alit, there was no coming back, it was<br />

just gone. It just erupted, it just went<br />

for it. Becausethe flames were sobig,<br />

it just jumped into the hedge line.’’<br />

Firefighters respondedto111 calls<br />

from the farmer and aworker on the<br />

farm, located on Frasers Rd.<br />

About 20 fire trucks and tankers<br />

from throughout Mid Canterbury, as<br />

well as Timaru, Geraldine and<br />

Temuka attended. They were on site<br />

for more than 24 hours as firefighters<br />

fought to bring the blaze under<br />

control and dampen down hot spots.<br />

‘‘We are very grateful for the<br />

community we are in, to have such<br />

good guys aroundus,’’ the farmer said<br />

of both the firefighters and others<br />

who helped out.<br />

Tarbotton Land and Civil, also on<br />

Frasers Rd, had ‘‘dropped<br />

everything’’ to race to the scene.<br />

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Personnelfrom the business used the<br />

equipment they had on hand, as well<br />

as bringinginits diggers they had at<br />

other sites aroundthe district.<br />

The fire burned several hundred<br />

metres of the hedge and about 650<br />

large straw bales.<br />

Prime responding brigade was the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> VolunteerFire Brigade.<br />

Chief Alan Burgess said about 20<br />

fire trucks and tankers attended,<br />

making it the biggest fire in terms of<br />

resourcesresponding since the 2017<br />

TE WHARE WHAKATERE AWAITING FINISHING TOUCH<br />

Te Whare Whakatere opened last<br />

month, but the $62 million building<br />

still does not have its main exterior<br />

signage.<br />

The building’s mesh feature<br />

frontage is to have the words<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> District Council, and the<br />

district council’s crest, mounted on it.<br />

Adelay to installation of the<br />

signage follows the feature frontage<br />

being reinstalledabout two weeks<br />

ago after havingtoberemoved due to<br />

being faulty.<br />

Adistrict council spokesperson<br />

said the frontage was now being<br />

measured following the<br />

COMBUSTION: Ahay shed burned<br />

to the ground in Mid Canterbury’s<br />

biggest blaze in seven years on<br />

Friday. Inset ­firefighters and a<br />

neighbouring contractor respond to<br />

the scene, the contractor helping to<br />

bury smouldering hay bales.<br />

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Seales Winslow animal feed plant<br />

fire.<br />

The cause was unknown, but a<br />

likely cause was spontaneous<br />

combustion, caused by moisture<br />

content, in ahay bale.<br />

Burgess said the risk of further<br />

fires in Mid Canterbury remained<br />

‘‘extremely high’’ as dry weather was<br />

forecast to continue.<br />

reinstallation to ensure the correct<br />

placement of the signage.<br />

‘‘No specific date has been set’’ for<br />

the placement, but it was likely to be<br />

next month.<br />

The cost of the installation would<br />

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Bags roll in for Grace appeal<br />

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Giving to agreat cause is agood<br />

feeling, says Eliza Waszczak.<br />

The Beauty Worx Day &Medi<br />

Spa owner is co­ordinating the<br />

<strong>2024</strong> Love Grace Appeal in Mid<br />

Canterbury.<br />

The international domestic<br />

violence appeal is held each<br />

year in memory of Grace<br />

Millane, a21­year­old United<br />

Kingdom resident who was<br />

strangled to death while on<br />

holiday in Auckland in 2018 by<br />

her Tinder date.<br />

The appeal began in New<br />

Zealand in 2020. It collects new<br />

and good quality preloved<br />

hand bags filled with useful<br />

supplies for women escaping<br />

family violence.<br />

Aregular supporter of the<br />

appeal, Waszczak noticed the<br />

BNZ bank was not coordinating<br />

it in <strong>Ashburton</strong> this<br />

year as it had done in previous<br />

years. She decided to put her<br />

hand up.<br />

Waszczak said it was the right<br />

thing to do.<br />

‘‘Giving to such agreat cause<br />

is agood feeling,’’ she said.<br />

People are asked to support<br />

the appeal by filling the<br />

handbags with new items such<br />

as tooth paste and brush,<br />

shower gel, shampoo and<br />

conditioners, deodorants and<br />

sanitary products.<br />

Extra luxury items like<br />

wipes, tissues, plasters, soap,<br />

hand gel, lip balm, brushes,<br />

combs, cosmetics, hair<br />

accessories, torches, gloves,<br />

notebooks, glasses, pens, sun<br />

glasses and jewellery are<br />

welcome additions.<br />

‘‘Ideally bags would come in<br />

with items included, but bags<br />

or items on their own can be<br />

given as well,’’ Waszczak said.<br />

The bags are given to Mid­<br />

South Island Women's Refuge<br />

and Family Services in Timaru.<br />

Their services cover the<br />

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

Refuge co­manager Tepora<br />

Whaturia said clients were<br />

filled with gratitude when they<br />

received abag.<br />

‘‘They are given out faster<br />

than they come in. Over the<br />

three appeals we have<br />

received hundreds of bags,’’<br />

Whaturia said.<br />

‘‘Each bag comes with aLove<br />

Grace card which does give us<br />

an opportunity to talk to the<br />

women about Grace’s story.’’<br />

Across Mid South<br />

Canterbury and Oamaru the<br />

service sees about 1200<br />

GRATITUDE: Handbags of all<br />

colours and sizes are coming in<br />

for the <strong>2024</strong> Love Grace Appeal,<br />

co­ordinated in Mid Canterbury<br />

by Beauty Worx Day &Medi<br />

Spa owner Eliza Waszczak.<br />

Above ­Grace Millane.<br />

women in the brief<br />

intervention programme each<br />

year, as well as manymore<br />

through other services they<br />

provide.<br />

‘‘The bags are such anice<br />

way to share with our clients.<br />

The women are in awe that<br />

someonewho doesn’t know<br />

them was thinking about<br />

them. They are very much<br />

appreciated, to thinka<br />

stranger has been kind<br />

enough to do this, to put abag<br />

of supplies together, is very<br />

much appreciated,’’ Whaturia<br />

said.<br />

Filled bags for the <strong>2024</strong><br />

Love Grace Appeal can be<br />

dropped off to Beauty Worx<br />

Day &Medi Spa, 278 Tancred<br />

St, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, until<br />

International Women’s Day on<br />

March 8.<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

SPEED BUMPS<br />

New speed bumps on Melcombe<br />

St will be painted next week.<br />

Motorists have complained about<br />

being jolted in their cars while<br />

driving over them. However, an NZ<br />

Transport Agency Waka Kotahi<br />

spokesperson said ‘‘there is no<br />

excuse for anyone to be surprised<br />

by them’’. This was because the<br />

speed bumps had both temporary<br />

roadwork signs and permanent<br />

25km/h signs. Roadwork signs,<br />

with exclamation marks, alongside<br />

temporary road cones, would be<br />

removed when the speed bumps<br />

were painted with line markings.<br />

‘‘One of our staff test drove the<br />

speed bumps last week and had<br />

no problems with his semi-sports<br />

style vehicle. People need to slow<br />

to 25km/h,’’ the spokesperson<br />

said.<br />

BOMB THREAT<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College re-opened on<br />

Tuesday with apolice presence<br />

after abomb threat closed the<br />

school on Monday. The school<br />

was following police advice to<br />

keep the school closed after a<br />

threatening phone message was<br />

left on aschool answerphone. The<br />

closure followed students being<br />

evacuated from the college on<br />

Wednesday morning last week,<br />

which was also after athreatening<br />

phone message. The two incidents<br />

were not related. A<strong>22</strong>-year-old<br />

man was arrested at his home<br />

after the threat on Wednesday.<br />

Police said they would not discuss<br />

details of their inquiry into the<br />

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Glitz, glamour and business recognition<br />

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Thewinner of the excellence in<br />

tourism category at the 20<strong>22</strong><br />

ANZ Business Awards in Mid<br />

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

Aviation Museum, is the venue<br />

for this year's <strong>2024</strong> ANZ<br />

Business Awards.<br />

The glitzy biennial event, to<br />

be staged tomorrow night, has<br />

sold out. It will be attended by<br />

350 finalists and guests.<br />

The district council is<br />

partnering with Rí Rá Events to<br />

run the biennial awards.<br />

Rí Rá Events marketing<br />

directorColm McGrath said he<br />

was delighted with the high<br />

level of interest.<br />

‘‘Following feedback we<br />

received in 20<strong>22</strong>, we scaled the<br />

event from eight to 15<br />

categories. Six of the categories<br />

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‘‘Entries for the <strong>2024</strong> event<br />

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centincrease. The judging<br />

panel reported that the<br />

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extremely high,’’ he said.<br />

The most popular categories<br />

were excellence in retail/<br />

hospitality, professional<br />

services, community impact,<br />

customer experience and<br />

emergingnew business.<br />

‘‘The objective of these awards<br />

was to help communicateour<br />

district as agreat place to do<br />

business and celebrate and<br />

recognise the business in our<br />

region,’’ McGrath said.<br />

‘‘We’re very grateful to Owen<br />

Moore and the team at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Aviation Museum.<br />

They have been incredible to<br />

work with. In 20<strong>22</strong> the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Aviation Museum wonthe<br />

tourism award, so it’snice to be<br />

able to produce the event there,’’<br />

McGrath said.<br />

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help communicate<br />

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place to do business<br />

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Excellence in ­<br />

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Co­op Ltd, May Brothers<br />

Contracting Ltd, Veterinary<br />

Enterprises Group Ltd(VetEnt).<br />

Customer experience:Big Al’s,<br />

The Dog House,Escape<br />

Adventures NZ, Opuke Thermal<br />

Pools &Spa, Wrights<br />

Drycleaners Ltd.<br />

Workplace wellbeing: Jan<br />

Maree Cleaning Services Ltd,<br />

Juice Signs +Design, RX<br />

Plastics Ltd, Tavendale and<br />

Partners Ltd, Veterinary<br />

Enterprises Group.<br />

Community impact:Kai for<br />

Kids Charitable Trust, Safer Mid<br />

Canterbury –Hakatere<br />

Haumaru, Staveley Ice &<br />

Curling Rink, Mid Canterbury<br />

Rural Support Trust.<br />

Professional services:Chilton<br />

+Mayne Architecture Ltd,<br />

Crispin Design, Rushton<br />

Marketing, Tavendale and<br />

Partners Ltd.<br />

Tourism: Escape Adventures<br />

NZ, Hemsworth Estate, Opuke<br />

ThermalPools &Spa, Staveley<br />

Ice &Curling Rink.<br />

Manufacturing: RX Plastics<br />

Limited, SmithAttachments Ltd,<br />

Cullimore Engineering.<br />

Technology and innovation:<br />

Agricultural Consulting Services<br />

(Canterbury) Ltd, Baskiville Ltd,<br />

Cullimore Engineering, Diesel­<br />

Tech Machinery, Opuke<br />

Thermal Pools &Spa.<br />

Export: Hemprino, Quigley<br />

Feeds NZ, Creepers Socks, RX<br />

Plastics.<br />

Environmental sustainability:<br />

Jan Maree Cleaning Services<br />

Ltd, Hemprino, Opuke Thermal<br />

Pools &Spa, Wrights<br />

Drycleaners Apparelmaster.<br />

Retail/Hospitality: Berry<br />

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

Corner Gastro Pub,<br />

Stronechrubie Restaurant &<br />

Accommodation, Triangle<br />

Espresso.<br />

Emerging new business:Berry<br />

Beauty Co. Ltd, Fern and Feta<br />

Platters,Opuke Thermal Pools &<br />

Spa, Quigley Feeds NZ.<br />

Emerging businessleader: A<br />

Team Construction, Berry<br />

BeautyCo. Ltd, Cullimore<br />

Engineering Ltd, Opuke<br />

Thermal Pools &Spa.<br />

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AMBASSADORS: Staff from Farmers <strong>Ashburton</strong> handed over money made from sales of Christmas baubles to Hospice<br />

Mid Canterbury out reach managerFiona Giles, who is holding acard from the Tree of Remembrance. Staff are (from<br />

left) Tania McGee, Hayley Lovett, Carmen Leadley, Grant Moffitt, Robbie Williams, Yarlare Nield and Kimberly Yon.<br />

Sparkly decorations helpothers<br />

Hospice Mid Canterbury and Nurse<br />

Maude have received equal shares of<br />

$6821 which was raised at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Farmers store leading in<br />

to Christmaslast year.<br />

Farmers ChristmasCampaign<br />

nationally raised about $930,000 for<br />

‘<br />

hospices,byselling limited edition<br />

Christmasbaubles and accepting<br />

donations left at Trees of<br />

Remembrance in each store.<br />

Hospice Mid Canterbury outreach<br />

co­ordinator Fiona Giles said<br />

Farmers staffonce again had been<br />

incredible ambassadors for<br />

Hospice Mid Canterbury, not<br />

only helpingtoraise funds,<br />

but alsohelping the<br />

community better<br />

understand the work it did.<br />

‘‘The donation will enable<br />

us to continue supporting<br />

clients in the district to<br />

make the most of every day<br />

in whateverway they<br />

choose, such as with<br />

counselling, massage,<br />

biography service and by<br />

takingpart in the activities<br />

programme,’’ Giles said.<br />

NurseMaude Hospice<br />

palliative care core service<br />

manager Jane Rollings said<br />

receivingthe funding from<br />

the fundraiser was huge.<br />

‘‘We can’t do what we do without<br />

the community support. We have to<br />

fundraise for so much that we<br />

provide. The money from Farmers<br />

will go towards our core services.<br />

‘‘We provide an inpatient facility in<br />

Christchurch, support, education and<br />

advice to age care facilities in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> as well as inhome care in<br />

Mid Canterbury,’’ Rollings said.<br />

‘‘It is great we can collaborate with<br />

Hospice who can provide those<br />

extras which are so nice but we can’t<br />

do it.<br />

‘‘We could if we were better funded<br />

so the funds we raise could go to<br />

these types of things,’’she said.<br />

The Farmers fundraiser has been<br />

going for ten years, nationally raising<br />

almost $8 million. During this time<br />

Hospice Mid Canterbury has<br />

received $<strong>22</strong>,356, which goes directly<br />

towards providing free services in<br />

the district to people facing life<br />

limiting illness and bereavement.<br />

2647131<br />

HAVE YOUR SAY ON ELECTION INQUIRY<br />

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General Election, in his role as chair of the government’s justice<br />

committee. By convention, the justice committee holds an inquiry into<br />

each election to look into the administration and conduct of the<br />

election, and also electoral laws. It is then up to Parliament to decide<br />

what changes,ifany, should be made before the next election. ‘‘We look<br />

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NEWS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

5<br />

Fundraising for new springs<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Gymnasts at Dynamic<br />

Gymnastic Sports have lost a<br />

little of their bounce, and they<br />

need the community’s support<br />

to get it back.<br />

They are looking to replace<br />

their gym’s spring floor.<br />

Dynamic Gymnastic Sports<br />

spokesperson Amanda Davies<br />

said the gym had secured an<br />

amazing deal on springs, but<br />

needed help to make the<br />

dream areality.<br />

‘‘We are asking the<br />

community to help us raise the<br />

funds to purchase aspring<br />

floor at our gym.<br />

‘‘We are anon­profit club<br />

and have athletes from<br />

crawling to adults, and of any<br />

ability,’’ she said.<br />

The floor is one of the most<br />

essential pieces of equipment<br />

used in gymnastics.<br />

It is made up of 1600 springs,<br />

covered with plywood and<br />

foam.<br />

The foam cover is in good<br />

condition.<br />

All programmes within the<br />

gym, located in the grounds of<br />

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

used the floor.<br />

In its current state, it was a<br />

bit on the hard side, Davies<br />

said.<br />

‘‘If we can do abit of<br />

renovation to increase the<br />

floor’s spring, we'll be able to<br />

use it even more.’’<br />

Donations can be made via<br />

BOUNCE NEEDED: Dynamic Gymnastic Sports gymnasts (from left) Valentina Stimolo, Michaela<br />

Stimolo, Eliza Middleton, Phoebe Middleton, Ali Palmer and Farrah Wilson.<br />

the gym website.<br />

Every individual spring<br />

bought at $5 each will have<br />

the purchaser’s name<br />

attached. Every lot of 32<br />

springs bought for $160 will<br />

get aspecial panel<br />

specifically made, with the<br />

family or business name, for<br />

the gym board and on the<br />

gym’s social media pages.<br />

‘‘If we can get our extended<br />

gymnastics community to<br />

help chip in and purchase a<br />

spring or two, we'll be able to<br />

get the springs ... and have a<br />

new bouncier floor before the<br />

end of the year,’’ Davies said.<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

FASHION PARADE<br />

Life Education Mid and South<br />

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Harold the giraffe can continue to<br />

deliver his important messages to<br />

some 8000 children in Mid<br />

Canterbury. Hosted by Preen at its<br />

shop on East St, the fashion parade<br />

will be March 7at7pm. There will be<br />

nibbles, spot prizes and raffles.<br />

Tickets, $20, are available from<br />

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The annual Rakaia River Salmon<br />

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fishers on the river through to<br />

Sunday. The event is one of the<br />

biggest freshwater fishing<br />

competitions in the country. Fish<br />

and Game says the event is a<br />

celebration of fishing in the<br />

community. The two-fish season<br />

bag limit means anglers can only<br />

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This limit includes any harvested<br />

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<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Obituary: Small stature withabig heart<br />

Mid Canterbury lost along­serving and<br />

dedicated volunteer on January 14,<br />

when Jillian Annette Newton, died.<br />

The list of organisationsthe 74­yearold<br />

gave her time to makes for<br />

impressive reading.<br />

Jill was born in <strong>Ashburton</strong> on May 7,<br />

1949. Apart from living 12 years in<br />

Alexandra, she spent the rest of her life<br />

in Mid Canterbury.<br />

She was twice recognised by the<br />

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

services to the community, with a<br />

district councilCommunity Civic Award<br />

in 2012 and the Mayor's Awardin2019.<br />

Since the early 1970s, Jill was an<br />

ostomate ­someone who has an opening<br />

in theirabdomen, changing the way<br />

waste exits the body.<br />

She spent alifetime volunteering<br />

while dealing with her own health<br />

problems. She had great empathy for<br />

people going through the ostomy<br />

journey and for people who struggled<br />

generally.<br />

Jill held various positions over ahalf<br />

century of involvement in ostomy<br />

associations in Mid Canterbury and<br />

furtherafield.<br />

This included chairingthe <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

branch, aposition she had for almost 21<br />

years, following serving in the roles of<br />

secretary and treasurer.<br />

She was secretary of the South<br />

Canterbury branch for 16 years, vicepresident<br />

of the Asian and South Pacific<br />

Ostomy Association, anational<br />

executive member of the Federation of<br />

the NZ Ostomy Societies for 18 yearsand<br />

the organisations’s national president.<br />

Her national bodyduties included<br />

helping to organise regional and<br />

national meetings and conferences, as<br />

well as advocacy work.<br />

Her dedication to the ostomy societies<br />

led to her attending overseas<br />

conferences,including one in<br />

Frankfurt, Germany.<br />

At the time there was aterrorist<br />

threat, but that didn’t stop Jill goingout<br />

walking.<br />

Ostomates in nearly 25 countries<br />

received amagazine that Jill took on<br />

editing in 2003. It took her about 150<br />

hoursfor each of the magazines that<br />

were producedthree times ayear.<br />

The camps she ran for young<br />

ostomates from 11­ to 20­year­olds were<br />

PROFOUND IMPACT: Volunteer Jill<br />

Newton wastwice recognised by the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> community for the service<br />

she gave.<br />

fun and helped those livingwith the<br />

condition make the mostoflife.<br />

Jill was amember of the New Zealand<br />

Red Cross.<br />

As well as being abranch member, Jill<br />

wentout with the eveningDistrict<br />

Nurses,providing an extra pair of hands<br />

and support for 34 years until the<br />

programme discontinueddue to Covid.<br />

In the aftermath of the <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong>,<br />

2011, Christchurch earthquake, Jill<br />

volunteeredwith Red Cross working in<br />

Christchurch. It wasn’tthe only<br />

earthquake she stepped up to help with.<br />

She respondedasaCivil Defence<br />

volunteeratthe Kaikōura earthquake.<br />

Jill volunteeredfor more than adecade<br />

with Civil Defence and was recognised<br />

last year with along service award.<br />

Her volunteering included work with<br />

St John and the New Zealand Police.<br />

She was avoluntary ambulance officer.<br />

If the police needed to interview a<br />

young person who didn’t have an adult<br />

with them, Jill was aperson they could<br />

call on to provide this support.<br />

Her love of swimming saw her<br />

volunteerasalife guard at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> community pool for more<br />

than 30 years.<br />

She describedherself as a‘‘night<br />

owl’’,soperfectly suited to arole with<br />

Community Patrols of New Zealand in<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Town Watch.<br />

For more than 25 years,Jill assisted<br />

with the patrolling the streets of the<br />

district on weekendnights.<br />

She alsoprovide 10 years’ secretarial<br />

services. In 20<strong>22</strong> she received a<br />

commendation for 25 years of service.<br />

Her faith was an important part of<br />

who Jill was, and no doubt sustained her<br />

and gave her comfort through her many<br />

health battles and challenges. She was a<br />

member of the Salvation Army and<br />

worked as the corps office<br />

administrator.<br />

She had been an active participant<br />

when the Salvation Army provided an<br />

emergency caravan to respond to<br />

emergencies, helping the responders<br />

and those impacted by the event with<br />

refreshments.<br />

Alongside this, Jill did many things in<br />

the background to assist with the<br />

running of the church, from filling­in if<br />

the cleaner wasn’t there, to assisting<br />

with the community foodbank when<br />

needed.<br />

Other groups she gave her time to<br />

include as adriver for Presbyterian<br />

Support, member of the Kidney<br />

Foundation, board member of<br />

Neighbourhood Support, executive<br />

member with Victim Support and six<br />

years as support worker with the<br />

organisation, and volunteering at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> community Christmas<br />

lunches.<br />

Jill was humble natured and very<br />

unassuming about her voluntary work.<br />

She refused to let the challenges of<br />

health obstacles stop her because she<br />

had azest for life.<br />

‘‘Life is for living and I’m living it,’’<br />

was afavourite saying of Jill’s and one<br />

she lived by.<br />

Jill is survived by son Gavin, daughter<br />

Jillian and their families.<br />

­Dellwyn Moylan<br />

BOOST TO RANKS FOR MID CANTERBURY CHOIR<br />

Mid Canterbury Choir has had aboost to<br />

its ranks after holding open rehearsals.<br />

Manager Carol Gunn said the two open<br />

rehearsals, on each of the last two<br />

Monday nights, attracted 12 potential new<br />

members.<br />

Nine were keen to join. They<br />

represented agood mix of tenor, altos and<br />

sopranos.<br />

The number of active choir members<br />

was currently 37, ranging in age from<br />

about 20 to 75, so the new members could<br />

see numbers boosted to 46.<br />

‘‘Singing feeds our souls, we make new<br />

friends, learn new techniques and have a<br />

great time rehearsing and performing.<br />

The open rehearsals have allowed people<br />

to experience this over anight or two and<br />

the choir is excited about the new faces<br />

and voices joining us,’’ Gunn said. ‘‘Our<br />

uniform person will be busy sorting<br />

uniforms for them!<br />

‘‘Men are aprecious commodity for us<br />

but we have eight regular men, and one<br />

more from the newbies.’’<br />

Mid Canterbury Choir will have its first<br />

concert for the year on April 14 at 2pm at<br />

Baring Square Church. It will feature<br />

international organistMartin Setchell,<br />

who will be in <strong>Ashburton</strong> for the weekend<br />

to dedicate the church’s refurbished<br />

organ.<br />

Application<br />

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2646013<br />

Researchers untangle faults<br />

BYJAMIE MORTON<br />

New Zealand Herald<br />

Researchers have untangledone of<br />

New Zealand’s most complex fault<br />

zones, in agroundbreaking study with<br />

potentialglobal implications for<br />

earthquake science.<br />

Their recently­published findings<br />

reconstruct thousands of years of<br />

activity in the Marlborough Fault<br />

System, which stretches acrossmuch<br />

of the northern South Island.<br />

It linked New Zealand’s two<br />

behemoth, big­risk plate boundary<br />

systems –the AlpineFault and the<br />

Hikurangi Subduction Zone –while<br />

endlessly absorbing local pressure<br />

from “strike­slip” motion, where<br />

rocks at the boundary slipped past<br />

each other.<br />

Over millions of years,rocks within<br />

the system were being transferred<br />

from the Pacific plate to the<br />

Australianplate, as the boundary<br />

itself gradually shifted to the<br />

southeast.<br />

Runningparallel within it lay four<br />

major faults –Wairau, Awatere,<br />

Clarence and Hope –which have been<br />

active for tens of millions of years.<br />

While they’ve been involvedinbig<br />

events in the past –including a7.5<br />

event in 1848 that caused widespread<br />

damage –intriguingly, none were<br />

among the incredible 25 set off by the<br />

2016 massive Kaikoura Earthquake.<br />

Just why, remainedone of the<br />

biggest questions still facing<br />

The Marlborough Fault System ­<br />

linking the Alpine Fault and Hikurangi<br />

Subduction Zone ­stretches across<br />

much of the northern South Island.<br />

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS<br />

scientists –yet the new findings,<br />

publishedinthe journal Earth and<br />

Planetary Science Letters,have taken<br />

them much closer to understanding<br />

how the system works.<br />

Study author and GNS Science<br />

geologist Dr Russ Van Dissen said<br />

he and colleagues, from the<br />

University of Southern California<br />

and University of Sheffield, wanted<br />

to know whether the plate motion<br />

was always being accommodated in<br />

the same way across the system – or<br />

if it was being shouldered by<br />

individual faults within it, at<br />

different times.<br />

The answer lay within tell­tale<br />

signs of displacement in exposed<br />

river terrace surfaces.<br />

Contrarytolong­held<br />

assumptions, they discovered it had<br />

maintained asteady boundaryslip<br />

rate over the last 12,000 to 14,000<br />

years –allowing the entiresystem to<br />

“keep up” with hundreds of metres<br />

of plate movement.<br />

Moreinterestingly, they found the<br />

faults essentially worked together<br />

to take up this motion, with some<br />

slipping faster than others at<br />

different periods.<br />

“It’s like atrade­off: we might see<br />

one fault speeding up and another<br />

slowing down, but the rate of motion<br />

across the system stays the same,”<br />

Van Dissen said.<br />

The findings raised the need to<br />

consider fault systems as awhole –<br />

and could ultimately help change<br />

what scientists understand about<br />

similar ones overseas, in areas like<br />

SouthernCalifornia.<br />

“Of this type of study, Ithink this<br />

is the first and the best –and it’ll<br />

stay the best for awhile.”<br />

Beyond meregeological curiosity,<br />

the findings had implications for<br />

estimating the region’s earthquake<br />

risk.<br />

“By knowing there’s more<br />

individual variability between<br />

these faults, it can help us forecast<br />

the seismic hazard of the area more<br />

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Deaths<br />

Family Notices<br />

Deaths Deaths Acknowledgement<br />

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

NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

JACKSON, Bevley Elizabeth<br />

(nee Beckley) - On<br />

<strong>February</strong> 14, <strong>2024</strong>. Passed<br />

away peacefully with family<br />

by her side,inher 88thyear.<br />

Dearly lovedwifeofthe late<br />

Earle George Jackson for 62<br />

years. Loved mother and<br />

mother-in-law of Dianne<br />

and Butch, Bruce, David<br />

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of the late Christina,Emma,<br />

Rhys, Laura, Kadin, Brittney<br />

and Alana, and great<br />

grandmotherof12. Special<br />

thanks to the care taken<br />

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staff ofWard 2,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Hospital. Messages to the<br />

family of Bevley Jackson,<br />

PO Box 472, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

7740. Aservice to celebrate<br />

Bevley’s lifehas been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

JACKSON, Bevley Elizabeth<br />

(nee Beckley) – Much<br />

loved daughter ofthe late<br />

Muriel and Ron Beckley of<br />

Mt Somers. Dearly loved<br />

sister of Rona and the late<br />

John Vessey, Tiny andTrish,<br />

the late Bruce, Judith and<br />

Gary Webb, and a much<br />

lovedaunty.<br />

LAMBIE Bruce James,<br />

on <strong>February</strong> 15, <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

peacefully at Coldstream<br />

Lifecare, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, one<br />

month shy of his 97th<br />

birthday. Dearly loved<br />

husband ofthe late June.<br />

Much loved father and<br />

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

the late John Doig, Ivor<br />

and Linda, Karen, and the<br />

late John. Loved Grandad<br />

of Debbie and Dwayne,<br />

Mandy and Shannon,<br />

Rachel and Chris, Geoffrey,<br />

and the late Peter; Justin<br />

and Jun, Carrie-Anne and<br />

Matthew, Anita-Marie,<br />

Andrew and Angeline,<br />

and his much loved greatgrandchildren.<br />

Messages<br />

to the Lambie family, PO<br />

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

Thank you tothe staff at<br />

Coldstream, and the carers<br />

from Access Community<br />

Health for their care of<br />

Bruce while he was at<br />

home. Donations to the<br />

Cancer Society would<br />

be much appreciated. A<br />

service tocelebrate Bruce’s<br />

lifehas been held.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 3077433<br />

Complete<br />

Local Care<br />

Since 1982<br />

MITCHELL: Richard<br />

Bruce (Bruce) (formerly<br />

of Mosgiel) passed away<br />

peacefully at Tuarangi<br />

Home, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, onthe<br />

13th <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong>, aged<br />

84 years. Loved husband<br />

of the late Ann, much<br />

loved father and fatherin-law<br />

ofChris and Shona,<br />

Fionaand GuyonCameron,<br />

and Brett. Loved by his<br />

grandchildren, Amy, Laura,<br />

Ella, Molly, Hugh, Elise,<br />

Charlotte and Kate. Dearly<br />

loved brother and brother<br />

in law ofJim and Donalda<br />

and the late Doug and<br />

Beth Lyall. Messages to<br />

the family of the late Bruce<br />

Mitchell, P O Box 472,<br />

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

thanks to all the staff at<br />

Tuarangi for your high<br />

level of care, compassion<br />

and support of Bruce.<br />

At Bruce’s request, his<br />

cremationhas takenplace,<br />

and a Memorial service<br />

will be held for family and<br />

friendsatalater date to be<br />

confirmed.<br />

Paterson’s<br />

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

FDANZ<br />

03 307 7433<br />

CARTWRIGHT, Murray John:<br />

Valmai, Kerry and Wayne,<br />

Jan and Rob, andTony and<br />

familieswouldliketothank<br />

all those who attended<br />

the service for Murray,<br />

Paterson’s and David who<br />

officiated.<br />

Thanks for the many<br />

flowers, cards, visits and<br />

phonecalls we received.<br />

Special thanks to the<br />

wonderful District nurses<br />

for tending to Murray 3<br />

times aweek for the last 6<br />

months of his life.<br />

Rest easySpudie.<br />

Family<br />

Notices<br />

Enquiriesphone<br />

Mary,Jann or Karen<br />

on 308 7664 or call<br />

into 199 Burnett St.<br />

Family<br />

Notices<br />

Birth, engagement,<br />

anniversary, death,<br />

acknowledgement,<br />

and inmemoriam<br />

notices will be<br />

charged$18 fora<br />

maximum of 35<br />

words, thereafter on a<br />

per-line basis of<br />

$2.50for 5words.<br />

Deadline forthese<br />

notices 4pmTuesday<br />

priortoThursday<br />

publication date.<br />

PRESIDENTIAL CITATION: Inner Wheel Club of <strong>Ashburton</strong> members,<br />

including (from left) Clare Chapman, Rosemary Moore, Wendy Smith<br />

and Carol Haskett, are proud of their recently received award.<br />

Club honoured<br />

atcitation<br />

SUSAN.SANDYS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Inner Wheel Club of <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

members say they feel honoured<br />

to have their hard work<br />

acknowledged with an award.<br />

The club has received the<br />

International Inner Wheel<br />

Presidential Citation, signed by<br />

president of the worldwide<br />

women’s voluntary service<br />

organisation Zenaida Yungco<br />

Farcon.<br />

The club’s immediate past<br />

president Rosemary Moore was<br />

president for the period covered<br />

by the award, the 20<strong>22</strong> to 2023<br />

Inner Wheel year.<br />

She said the citation, the only<br />

one to have been awarded for the<br />

club’s district NZ297 of the upper<br />

South Island, was for meeting<br />

goals of the organisation such as<br />

undertaking meaningful and<br />

inspiring work in the community.<br />

This had included mentoring a<br />

new fellow Mid Canterbury club<br />

called Inner Wheel Club of<br />

Braided Rivers, and general<br />

service such as baking for the<br />

Cancer Society every month,<br />

fundraising for the society’s Look<br />

Good Feel Better initiative,<br />

helping Presbyterian Support,<br />

and supporting the Rotary Club<br />

of <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Bookarama.<br />

The club also fostered<br />

connection through avariety of<br />

groups for members, including a<br />

ukelele group, coffee group,<br />

walking group and craft group.<br />

Membership of the club was<br />

soon to reach 60 after climbing<br />

❛Our club has abig<br />

membership because<br />

we have really<br />

focused on that<br />

friendship angle. ❜<br />

—Rosemary Moore<br />

from about 40 three years ago.<br />

‘‘Our club has abig<br />

membership because we have<br />

really focused on that friendship<br />

angle,’’ Moore said.<br />

Fellow <strong>Ashburton</strong> club<br />

member and former<br />

international board director<br />

Carol Haskett agreed.<br />

‘‘I think that Covid has meant<br />

people have really needed to<br />

connect,’’ Haskett said.<br />

Current president Wendy<br />

Smith said the club, which will<br />

celebrate its 50th anniversary in<br />

2026, had new members who had<br />

recently moved to town,<br />

alongside long­serving members<br />

aged in their 90s.<br />

Haskett and fellow member<br />

Clare Chapman, who is the<br />

current chair of district NZ297,<br />

plan to attend the International<br />

Inner Wheel’s 100­year<br />

anniversary convention in May,<br />

at Manchester. The English city<br />

was where the organisation<br />

formed.<br />

‘‘It will be really nice to<br />

connect with women<br />

internationally,’’ Chapman said.<br />

Do your kids afavour<br />

Make your funeral plans in advance so<br />

they can focus on saying goodbye.<br />

0800 263 6679<br />

www.memoryfunerals.nz<br />

<strong>22</strong> Moore Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

2646603<br />

FAULT TAKES OUT POWER<br />

Apower cut in <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s CBD and<br />

surrounding town areas on Monday morning<br />

was due to anetwork fault. EA Networks<br />

spokesperson Jeremy Adamson said the fault<br />

affected the company’s <strong>Ashburton</strong> substation<br />

near Briscoes on Dobson St. Power was lost<br />

8.20am. ‘‘But we were able to quickly restore<br />

the supply, so approximately two to three<br />

minute outage,’’ Adamson said. About 5500<br />

connections were affected, including all of<br />

urban Tinwald and parts of Allenton and<br />

Hampstead. An engineering team would be<br />

investigating to determine the cause of the<br />

fault and see if there were any issues, or<br />

repairs required.


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 3<br />

<strong>22</strong> <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Message from thePrincipal<br />

Nau mai haeremai<br />

Events<br />

We have had several events since westarted<br />

the year that have highlighted the wonderful<br />

students we have at <strong>Ashburton</strong> College. Ihave<br />

been impressed with the Valueof‘Respect’which<br />

is one of our foci forthis term across these events.<br />

Opening Pōwhiri<br />

It started with the School’s Opening Pōwhiri<br />

where our Year 13 students, along with our amazing Kapa Haka group,<br />

showed both Respect for the occasion but also Pride in their school as<br />

they welcomed our new staff and our new students starting school this<br />

year.<br />

FirstWhole-College Assembly<br />

This wasfollowedbyour first whole-school assembly last week.Itisnot<br />

an easy task to have close to 1400 students come in, in an orderly way,<br />

to our chessboardinthe centre of school,but ourstudentsdid this very<br />

well.<br />

We announced and presented badges to our Student Executive and to<br />

the various schoolcommitteesthatprovide opportunity andleadership<br />

to our student body. Throughout the entire assembly, all our students<br />

showed respect for those we were acknowledging, including the<br />

welcomespeechesfromour HeadStudents.<br />

AssemblyPoint Evacuation<br />

Last week we evacuated our school to our designated assembly point.<br />

Our students waited intheir Ako classes for over fifty minutes and<br />

followedall that wasaskedofthem.<br />

Respect<br />

It is wonderful tosee our students take onthe school focus ofrespect<br />

andtosee it evidentinsomanyplaces is acredit to our students.<br />

Pride<br />

Ihave received several comments from the wider community, parents<br />

and staff onthe school uniform and the way our students are looking,<br />

which highlights the school value of Pride and our focus tobuild this<br />

acrossour school.<br />

Ihavecertainly seen it in our recently announcedStudent Executive and<br />

their passion for the opportunities that <strong>Ashburton</strong> College has given<br />

them.<br />

PacificChampion Awardfor DeputyPrincipal HannibalIkahihifo<br />

As aschool and our wider Pasifika community we are very proud of the<br />

acknowledgement and work ofDeputy Principal Hannibal Ikahihifo<br />

when, lastFridayinChristchurch, he wasawarded the ‘PacificChampion<br />

Award<strong>2024</strong>’forthe work he hasdonewith Pasifikastudents to celebrate<br />

their cultureand be empoweredtoachievetotheir potential.<br />

Hannibal is currently working very hard with ourstudentsinpreparation<br />

for the upcoming Polyfest to be held in Hagley Park, Christchurch on<br />

Saturday 16March. Further timeframe details will beavailable in our<br />

nextnewsletter.<br />

Build Updates<br />

Ourcommunitywill be aware of MinisterofEducationMsErica Stanford's<br />

announcementthatall largebuildprogrammeshavebeen paused while<br />

they review the situation across the country. This week we met with<br />

James Meager, our local Member of Parliament, todiscuss the situation<br />

for our College so that hewas familiar with the timelines and processes<br />

thatwehavehad.<br />

It was apositive meeting, and we look forward toseeing what progress<br />

will occur in the coming months around our Stage2Build.<br />

It hasbeen exciting to seethe finishing work beingdone to ouroutdoor<br />

Amphitheatrebehind the Menorlue Musicbuilding. This willbeafeature<br />

of our school in the coming years, and will provide aspace for our<br />

students to performoutdoors -whether it be ashow, musicperformance<br />

or cultural item -increasing opportunities to showcase the talent we<br />

have at the College.<br />

Next week sees the beginning of thedemolitionofSBlock which will be<br />

another milestone in this build project. Welook forward toseeing this<br />

spacebecomeanother outdoorspacethat we canfully utilise.<br />

UpcomingEvent<br />

Iwouldliketoextend an invitation to allour parents/caregiverstoattend<br />

theupcoming AkoInterviewsonWednesday06March as this provides an<br />

early-year opportunity tomeet staff and gain feedback on the progress<br />

your child hasmade over the first part of this year.<br />

For usaseducators, weneed your support as parents/caregivers to<br />

enable your child to be successful. Success requires consistency every<br />

day, ensuring your child is well prepared and that they attend school<br />

everyday,asattendance is alarge factor in success.<br />

Ilook forward toseeing you atour Ako interviews and having the<br />

opportunitytodiscuss withyou your child’sprogressand start to <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Noho oramai rā<br />

SimonColeman<br />

Tumuaki•Principal<br />

The<br />

AshColl<br />

Way<br />

Staff –Welcome<br />

LizaRiggien<br />

Learning Support Assistant,<br />

Kōhanga/Mainstream Classes<br />

Staff –Farewell<br />

Echo Zeng<br />

Echo started at<strong>Ashburton</strong> College January 2023, as abeginning teacher,<br />

butquicklylearntthe routinesand skills required.<br />

Echo is acknowledged for the quality of her lesson planning, and her<br />

awarenessofthe needsofour ākonga.<br />

Prepared to go the extramile,Echooften spenther breaks in theclassroom,<br />

and also gave extra time to helping students, additional toclass time. As<br />

aresult, many students further developed their mathematical knowledge<br />

and skills.<br />

We thank Echo for her contributions to AshColl, students, staff and<br />

the Mathematics Faculty, and wish her all the very best for her future<br />

endeavours.<br />

Information<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College<strong>2024</strong> NetballTrials<br />

Welcometoall returningplayers andabig welcome to newplayers.<br />

SKILLS SESSION (optional)<br />

OutdoorCourts at EA Networks Centre.<br />

Monday 26 <strong>February</strong>, 7:00-8:30pm<br />

Seniors (Year11, 12 and13students)<br />

Tuesday27<strong>February</strong>, 6:00-7:30pm<br />

Juniors (Year9and10students)<br />

TRIALS<br />

Senior Trials (Year11-13students)<br />

Monday04March, 7:00-8:30pmand Friday 08 March, 6:00-8:00pm<br />

Junior Trials(Year 9and Year 10 students)<br />

Friday 08 March 4:00pm-6:00pm andThursday 14 March, 6:00pm-7:30pm<br />

Alltrials at theEANetworks Centre.<br />

Allstudentstrialling must complete<br />

the form that has been emailed<br />

to youprior to trialling.<br />

Please do<br />

by this Monday26, <strong>February</strong><strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Anyqueries please contact<br />

KarenBurrowes:<br />

karen_burrowes@bnz.co.nz<br />

Lookingforward to seeing<br />

youattrials.<br />

Reminder: Year 9Families-<br />

Meet theTeachersOpportunity<br />

Monday 26 <strong>February</strong>,3:30pm-4:15pm<br />

Please join us,ifyou are able,for aquickmeetand greetwith<br />

the core subject teachers of ourYear9classes.<br />

Furtherdetails emailed to families.<br />

We look forwardtoseeingyou there!<br />

AkoInterviews/CollegeClosure,<br />

Wednesday06March<br />

Pleasenotethatthe College will be closed fornormalinstruction<br />

onthis day inorder to holdAko interviews forall year levels.<br />

Theseinterviewsprovide opportunity forstudentstoshare information,<br />

and review goalsand progress,with their<br />

Akoteacher and parent/caregiver.<br />

Theinterviewswillbeheld at <strong>Ashburton</strong>College,<br />

from10:00am-8:00pm,instudents’ AkoRooms.<br />

Fifteen minutes is allocatedfor eachinterview.<br />

Familiesare to book theirinterview times on-line,<br />

andthis informationwillbeprovidedtofamilies.<br />

If youare unable to book online please contactthe<br />

College Office,308 4193.<br />

Allstudents/familiesare expected to attend<br />

an AkoInterview on theday,withtheirparent/caregiver.<br />

Senior students mayattend on their own<br />

if theirparent/caregiver is unable to come in.<br />

Information<br />

Year 13 ProspectiveCommonRoom–<br />

Could YouDonateItems?<br />

As Year 13 students at <strong>Ashburton</strong> College we have experienced<br />

unprecedented times.Firstly the Pandemic,followedbythe Secondary<br />

Teachers’PPTA Industrial Actions and, most currently, navigating the<br />

constructionofanewschool.<br />

As aresult of thesechanges, thereisnoCommon Room forcurrentYear<br />

13 students and the generations of students to follow.<br />

The school has been kind enough to open-up aspace for us. However, we<br />

currently possess very little furniture orresources tocreate acomfortable<br />

and enticingenvironment.<br />

Most of the money generated by Year 13 students goes towards our<br />

Executive Committees, who are dedicated to the development of our<br />

school and wider community. This has great importance and many of us<br />

senior studentsvalue generatingpositivechange.<br />

Asking for CommunityAssistance –IfYou AreAble<br />

Therefore, as ayear group, weare asking for help from our community to<br />

resourceour new common room space.<br />

Some particular areasofneed are-<br />

• Large appliances suchasarefrigerator,microwave andtoastie machine in<br />

workingcondition.<br />

Otherareas of need include-<br />

• Beanbags, games, plantsand other decor.<br />

We aretherefore callingonlocal businessesand individuals<br />

whoare supportedbymanyofour students,<br />

to supportour cause,ifable.<br />

Everydonation, bigorsmall.willbemet with gratitude.<br />

If youfeelcompelled to give,please contactthe CollegeOffice,<br />

on 03 3084193.<br />

Year13representativegroup,<br />

Common Room Project<br />

Events<br />

WelcometoYear 9Students–<br />

Peer SupportProgramme<br />

On Thursday 01 <strong>February</strong> we welcomed301 Year 9studentstothe start<br />

of theirsecondaryschooling yearsatCollege.<br />

To support the settling-in process, <strong>Ashburton</strong> College annually runs<br />

aPeer Support Programme where agroup of Year 12 students work<br />

alongsidethe Year 9students,during Term One.<br />

Counsellor and Peer Support Programme Co-ordinator Andrew Shepherd<br />

said that therewereseventy-six Year 12 students preparingfor <strong>2024</strong>, which<br />

is averygoodturnout.<br />

ThestudentPeer Support leaders offer their time, including atwo-day Peer<br />

SupportLeader training programme,with staff, whichtookplaceattheend<br />

of the summer holiday break onThursday and Friday 25 and 26 January<br />

beforetheir school year began.<br />

From this training thestudentleaders gain arange of leadership skills.<br />

(Pictured right): Peer Support<br />

leaders practising ateambuildingexercise.<br />

Specialthanksare given to staff members Andrew Shepherd (Co-ordinator),<br />

Amy Dean, Penny Bayley, Serrana Rugnitz, Tom Kitchen, Heena Shah,<br />

Jess Bennett, Cheyenne Parris, Kirsty Moffett, Josh Sim, Mieke Brook,<br />

Susie Amos,Jason Robinson,Dana Dawson.<br />

Throughout this term the Peer Support Student Leaders continue to work<br />

withthe group of Year 9students they have beenallocated, helping to grow<br />

their communication, problem-solving and teamworkskills. EachYear9core<br />

class has five fortnightly sessions with their leaders, with the programme<br />

underway from this week.<br />

The Peer SupportProgramme Aims areabout –<br />

• making linksbetween people<br />

• supporting, understandingand acceptingeachother<br />

• being both aleader and afriendtotheir group<br />

(Pictured above): Students modelling their quality newspaper-made outfits,<br />

practised andready to challenge their Year 9groupstoundertake the same<br />

exercise.


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

Individual Excellence in aSupportive Learning Environment<br />

News<br />

Issue 3<br />

<strong>22</strong> <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Events<br />

Rangitata BlockSensoryRoomfor Te Whare<br />

ManaakiStudentsand Staff<br />

Te Whare Manaaki isfortunate to have aspecially designed Sensory<br />

Room within their newspace in theRangitata Block. Teacher-in-Charge<br />

Cheryl Hardy tells us that these rooms were first introduced in the<br />

Netherlandsinthe 1970s.<br />

ASensory Room isaspecial room designed to develop aperson's<br />

senses, usually through special lighting,music,and objects.<br />

Such a space can be used as a therapy for children with limited<br />

communication skills,asSensoryRoomshelp to create asafespace,facilitate<br />

therapy opportunities, help de-escalate stress and anxiety, and promote<br />

self-regulation.<br />

Our new Sensory Room features atent asasafe, enclosed space; coloured<br />

lighting to change theatmosphere;tactile tiles;Swiss balls; amini trampoline;<br />

andmirrors.<br />

The cupboards contain special equipment to aid specific cognitive<br />

development.<br />

Cheryl says thatthe students love the space.<br />

Pictured below are the students enjoying the Sensory Room in the new<br />

Te WhareManaaki<br />

(Picturedright,<br />

leftand right):<br />

Skyla Mackay<br />

and Riki Banwell<br />

enjoyingthe<br />

quiet in the tent.<br />

(Pictured right):<br />

Stacey Cooper,reading to<br />

other students.<br />

(Pictured left): Cody Robin<br />

fascinated by themoving tiles.<br />

ChampionsBegin forSchools’Programme<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College’s Kōhanga students have recently started their<br />

sessions at the Champions Begin for Schools’programme run byMid<br />

Canterbury’sBoxingAcademy.<br />

Teacher-in-Chargeofthe Kōhanga programme Carolyn Aberhartsaid this is<br />

afantastic opportunityfor our students to be apartof.<br />

In addition to boxing, participants are taught humour, self-esteem,<br />

discipline,respect, good citizenship, caring,and communication skills;with<br />

one of theAcademy’s Objectives being to help and support theeducational,<br />

social and physical development of MidCanterburyyouth.<br />

Studentsattend onceaweek for an hour’ssession, and Carolynsaid thatthe<br />

progress and growth in each student over the course of the year is always<br />

impressive.<br />

Ngā mihi nui toLucan and Eion for guiding and teaching the youth of<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>throughthis programme.<br />

(Picturedright,clockwise from left):<br />

Hōhepa Lawrence, Junior Tungata,<br />

Lachlan Stephens,ShelbyWood,<br />

SamaraRenton, with Tutor<br />

LucanTaylor-Culshaw teaching<br />

footwork skills andmovement.<br />

(Pictured left, lefttoright):<br />

Nikora Arthur,ShelbyWood,<br />

Junior Tungata, Hōhepa Lawrence,<br />

SamaraRentonwarming up<br />

and learning quick footwork via<br />

skipping.<br />

Congratulations<br />

ExcellentSuccesses forCollegeStudents at<br />

South Island Clubs’RowingChampionships<br />

After three wind-affected regattas our <strong>Ashburton</strong> College student<br />

rowers finally got to race on Sunday28JanuaryatLakeRuataniwha in<br />

Twizel at the abovechampionships.<br />

Teacher liaison for rowing, Kirsty Moffett, said the students were<br />

excellent ambassadors for AshColl and produced some wonderful<br />

results and medal wins.<br />

Keyresults were:<br />

1st Placings<br />

Sophie Gibson<br />

Under 17 Girls’Single Sculls<br />

Tegan Marriott,Madeleine Howden, Women’s NoviceCoxed Quad Sculls<br />

Georgia Scammell, Isla Moffett and<br />

Coxswain Leah Reid<br />

2nd Placings<br />

Sophie Gibson<br />

Women’s Club Single Sculls<br />

Ashton Brook<br />

Under 17 Boys’Single Sculls<br />

Georgia Scammell<br />

and Isla Moffett<br />

Women’s NoviceDouble Sculls<br />

Madeleine Howden, GeorgiaScammell,<br />

Isla Moffett,ZaraMcGillen and Girls’Under 15 CoxedQuad Sculls<br />

Coxswain TeganMarriott<br />

3rdPlacings<br />

IzaccCarr and Jordy McGillen Men’sClub Coxless Pair Oars<br />

Drew Gilbert and CharlieHowden Boys’Under 17 Double Sculls<br />

Caleb Armstrong<br />

Men’sIntermediate Single Sculls<br />

Acknowledged, isthe hard work which reaps these excellent results. The<br />

rowers had very fewsleep-ins over the summer holiday period!<br />

(Pictured right):<br />

Sophie Gibson,<br />

Under 17 Girls’Single<br />

Sculls Gold Medal<br />

winner and secondplaced<br />

finisher in the<br />

Women’s Club Single<br />

Sculls.<br />

(Pictured below, left to right): Women’s Novice Coxed Quad Sculls<br />

Madeleine Howden, Isla Moffett, Georgia Scammell, Tegan Marriott and<br />

Coxswain Leah Reid.<br />

(Pictured above, left toright): Wearing their Silver and Bronze Medals<br />

are Izacc Carr, Jordy McGillen, Caleb Armstrong, Ashton Brook and<br />

Drew Gilbert.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>College <strong>2024</strong> Year 9Academic<br />

Scholarship Winners<br />

ChloeBrady and Daniel Taylor<br />

TheYear 9Academic Scholarships were established in 2004 by<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> College BoardofTrustees,asitwas knownthen,<br />

with up to twoscholarshipsawarded annually.<br />

Awardees areselectedatthe endofthe previous year<br />

via twoexamination tests,one in English andone in Mathematics.<br />

Thescholarshipsare open to anyYear 8studentwho is aNew Zealand<br />

citizen or permanentresident, and who applies for<br />

entrytoYear 9at<strong>Ashburton</strong>Collegeinthe following year.<br />

Chloe is aformer <strong>Ashburton</strong>Intermediate School student, and saidshe<br />

was‘very excited’onreceivingthe newsofher success.<br />

Sheisanavid reader of all types of literature,<br />

and is looking forwardtoinvolvement in Collegeevents.<br />

Daniel comestoCollege, also from <strong>Ashburton</strong>Intermediate School,and<br />

wasalso excitedwhen advised of his success.<br />

Having anatural ear formusic,this is one area<br />

wDaniel is looking forwardtodeveloping further.<br />

Both studentswereveryappreciativeofthe opportunity provided<br />

through the Scholarship,and arelooking forwardtousing the<br />

funding towardseducational costs, as is itspurpose.<br />

ComingEvents<br />

Please note-*denotes subject to confirmation of student availability.<br />

<strong>February</strong><br />

<strong>22</strong>-23 Year 12 Outdoor EducationHike, Pinchgut Hut,Okuku Range<br />

First AidCourse –Gateway students<br />

23 ** Cricket Boys’1st XI vs Mt Hutt,Methven<br />

24-25 ** South Island SecondarySchools’Tennis Championships,<br />

Christchurch<br />

26 Year 9Meet the Teachers,3:30pm-4:15pm,atCollege<br />

27 <strong>Ashburton</strong> College Athleticsfinals<br />

28 Postponementday –<strong>Ashburton</strong>CollegeAthleticsfinals<br />

** Singletracks Mountain Biking,Halswell Quarry Park<br />

Year 11/Year 12 Designand Visual Communications,<br />

ŌTūWharekai Wetland Visit,<strong>Ashburton</strong>Lakes<br />

29-01 Mar<br />

Year 11 Outdoor Education, Mt ThomasHikeNo1,MtThomas<br />

Health and Safety Course No 1, Gatewayand Trades students<br />

March<br />

01-03 ** SISS Meridian Rowing Championships,Lake Ruataniwha<br />

** Aoraki SeniorTouch, Timaru<br />

03 ** Aoraki and South Island SecondarySchools’Triathlon Duathlon<br />

Championships,Oamaru<br />

04-08 Year 12 Leadership Groupprogramme,atCollege<br />

05 ** Aoraki SeniorGirls’Volleyball,Timaru<br />

06 Akointerviews10.00am-8.00pm,atCollege<br />

** Equestrian, CCHS Dressage, McLean’s Island<br />

** Singletracks Mountain Biking –Round 2, Halswell Quarry Park<br />

Term Dates<strong>2024</strong><br />

Term One Easter holiday29March-02April - Friday12April<br />

Term Two Monday 29 April - Friday 05 July<br />

Accord Teacher Only Day31May<br />

King’s Birthday holiday 03 June<br />

Matarikipublic holiday 28 June<br />

Term Three Monday<strong>22</strong>July<br />

- Friday27September<br />

Mid-termbreak,30August<br />

Term Four Monday 14 October - Thursday24October<br />

(Year 13)<br />

Labour Daypublic holiday 28 October<br />

- Tuesday 30 October<br />

(Years11/12)<br />

Accord Teacher Only Day14November<br />

CanterburyAnniversaryDay 15 November<br />

- Tuesday 10 December<br />

(Years9and 10)


COUNCIL BRIEF<br />

2Baring SquareEast, <strong>Ashburton</strong> |POBox 94, <strong>Ashburton</strong>, NewZealand 7740 | Telephone (03) 3077700 |Website ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

Thursday,<strong>22</strong><strong>February</strong><strong>2024</strong> | ISSUE 167<br />

Youth inspired by workers' words<br />

SHORT<br />

AND<br />

SWEET<br />

GRANTSDEADLINE<br />

If youhaveagroup,projectorevent<br />

thathelps makeMid Canterburya<br />

great place to live,then youmay<br />

be eligible foracommunity grantbutact<br />

quickly,asapplicationsfor<br />

this roundcloseon29<strong>February</strong>.<br />

Grant categories arediverse, from<br />

biodiversity and heritagetoone-off<br />

projects.Applications areassessed<br />

againstset criteria and funding<br />

allocatedaspart of the annual<br />

budget process. Check outall the<br />

infoatashburtondc.govt.nz/grants.<br />

Twenty-sevenyoung people from<br />

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

learned about different jobsand<br />

why people lovedoing them at an<br />

event lastweekdesigned to inspire<br />

futureworkchoices.<br />

The free Inspiring the Futureevent was<br />

facilitated by Council’sMayorsTaskforce<br />

ForJobs co-ordinatorSharonWatson and<br />

hosted in Te WhareWhakatere, the new<br />

libraryand civic centre.<br />

The young people heardfrom10local<br />

volunteer role models, who talked about<br />

theirjobs, their pathway and challenges<br />

theyfaced along the way.<br />

Rolemodels included alifeguard, adog<br />

control officer,business owners, ajockey<br />

DeputyMayor-Liz McMillan<br />

Connectingwith residents<br />

It wasaprivilege to be able to<br />

speak recentlyabout thethought<br />

and planningthatwent intothe<br />

design and deliveryofour new<br />

Council chambers, Hine Paaka.<br />

ThelegendofHine Paakaisakey aspect<br />

of the chambersand it hasbeenbrought<br />

tolifethrough the wood panels, carvings<br />

and carpet. Hine Paakawas the wife of a<br />

Ngai Tahu chief,Maru, in thelate1600s<br />

and her name wasgiven to ahugeMatai<br />

tree at Alford Forest thatstood forovera<br />

thousand years.<br />

Thetreewas alandmark andused<br />

by Maori as they travelledacross the<br />

district. In our chambers,you cansee<br />

the branches of the Mataitreeinthe<br />

design of the wool carpet, youcan see<br />

the leaves in carvings on the ceiling, and<br />

a pillar running from the groundfloor<br />

through the chambersand up to Level 2<br />

symbolises the trunk.<br />

The design as awhole is to celebrate<br />

and projects and logistics managers.<br />

MayorNeil Brownand deputy mayorLiz<br />

McMillan also dropped by to talk with the<br />

group.<br />

“The role models coveredadiverse range<br />

ofindustries and provided some really<br />

good insightsintovarious career paths,<br />

anditwas inspiring to hear theirwork<br />

histories and howtheyprogressed their<br />

careers,”Mayor Brownsaid.<br />

“It wasalsointeresting to realise thatthe<br />

one thingincommontheyall hadand<br />

needed wascustomer service skills.<br />

“Iwas ashepherdafterIleft school and<br />

then went to Lincolnbeforefarming. As<br />

Mayor, Ineed customer serviceskills too.”<br />

Therolemodels talked about careers<br />

democracyand we havebeen working<br />

hardintherealready on issuesthatare<br />

important forthe district. It has been<br />

wonderful to show residentsthrough<br />

the chamber and wider building, and<br />

see their positivereactions.<br />

Lastweek we hostedagroup of<br />

international exchangestudentsfrom<br />

MtHuttCollege and invited them to<br />

sit around the Council table. Thenine<br />

studentscame from Japan, Thailand<br />

and SouthKorea, andare all busy<br />

improving their English languageskills<br />

and enjoying ourKiwi wayofliving.<br />

We’vealso restarted our weekly Talk it<br />

upTuesdaysessions, which areachance<br />

forpeople to drop by foraninformal<br />

chat withacouncillor. Councillorstake<br />

it in turnstohostthese weeklysessions,<br />

which areheld from 1pm-2pm just<br />

inside the mainentrancetoTeWhare<br />

Whakatere.<br />

It’sagreat chancetotell us about an<br />

ideaoraworryonyourmind, and if it’s<br />

in military,logistics,dieselmechanics,<br />

medical, animals,creativefields, and<br />

computers/coding,whilebusiness owners<br />

spokeabout havingthe couragetoexplore<br />

newpossibilities.<br />

Mayor Brownsaid the role models also<br />

passed on some good general work tips.<br />

“They said havingadriver’slicence<br />

wasimperative, butwarned that traffic<br />

infringementsand criminal convictions<br />

canimpactwhatyou do in the future.<br />

“They also talked about having positive<br />

attitudes andbeing adaptablethrough<br />

theirworking lives.”<br />

Inspiring the Futureeventsare held in<br />

collaboration withConnectedNZand the<br />

MinistryofSocialDevelopment.<br />

something<br />

that our<br />

Customer<br />

Serviceteamcan<br />

help with, theyare only 20metresaway.<br />

It hasalso been good to seethe<br />

hundreds of responsestothe Safer Mid<br />

Canterburyand Councilonline survey<br />

inviting people to sharetheir views on<br />

thefutureneed forpublic transport.The<br />

surveyisopen until 8March,sojump in<br />

and tell us what youthink.<br />

The feedback will be analysed,<br />

alongside thethoughtsofcommunity<br />

groups, businesses and existing<br />

transport operators,tohelp Council<br />

gaugeifapublictransport pilot is<br />

feasible.<br />

Lastly Iwant to say abig congratulations<br />

to theMethven RugbyClubfor hosting<br />

theCrusadersand Highlanders at<br />

theMethven DomainlastFriday. The<br />

grounds looked incredible andthe rugby<br />

matchwas agreat event forthe town.<br />

RIVERSDROPPING<br />

River levels in Pudding Hill Stream<br />

and the North <strong>Ashburton</strong> are<br />

continuing to drop and there is no<br />

more stockwateravailable to take.<br />

People in the Chertsey,Somerton<br />

Road and associated areaswill<br />

see significantlyreduced flows.<br />

People should monitor racesand<br />

seek alternativewater forlivestock<br />

should the flowstopaltogether.<br />

Rangersare monitoring the<br />

situationand will keep whatwater<br />

theycan flowing as faraspossible.<br />

LEGO FORADULTS<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Libraryhas started<br />

aweekly Lego drop-insession<br />

foradults.The sessionsare on<br />

Tuesdays, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm,<br />

and opentoanyone17years and<br />

older. The libraryrunsLegoBuild<br />

sessionsfor youngsters (6-16years)<br />

earlier on aTuesdayfrom3.30pm-<br />

4.30pm, and the popularity of these<br />

hasled to the Build Plussessions<br />

foradults.The number of adults<br />

using Lego to burn off their daytime<br />

stress or lettheir imagination<br />

fly is increasing globally,with many<br />

saying it helps them unwind.<br />

DOMAIN GATES<br />

Newsteel gateshavebeen<br />

installed at the main entrance<br />

of the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain. They<br />

were madebyPerkins Engineering<br />

and areinasimilar design to the<br />

domain's1897 gatesoutside the<br />

domain office on WestStreet.<br />

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Want to book ameeting room?<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> DistrictCouncil hasa<br />

rangeofmeeting rooms, alarge<br />

eventsspace and AV studio that<br />

areavailable forpublic use in the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Libraryand Civic Centre,<br />

Te WhareWhakatere.<br />

Bookings are subjecttoavailability and<br />

fair use, and can be made online from<br />

Monday 26 <strong>February</strong>.<br />

People and Facilities Group Manager<br />

Sarah Mosley said while the primaryuse<br />

of the rooms wasfor council business and<br />

libraryprogrammes, other people can<br />

also book the spaceswhen available.<br />

“We’re reallyexcited to be in the new<br />

building and want the community to be<br />

able to use it as much as possible too.”<br />

Mostofthe meeting rooms are on the<br />

ground floor,with atiered charging<br />

system(free, halfrates, fullrates) for<br />

external usersbased on ameeting’s<br />

purpose and or community benefit.<br />

Individualsorcommunity groups<br />

who wish to hostameeting or event<br />

thatfocuses on social, cultural and<br />

environmental wellbeing or providing<br />

learning opportunities (within<br />

Fitch gives strong billoffinancial health<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> DistrictCouncil hasbeen<br />

given astrong bill of financial health<br />

by one of the world’slargest independent<br />

credit rating agencies.<br />

Fitch Rating Services has given Council an<br />

AA+ rating forthe fourth year in arow.This<br />

rating indicatesCouncil is in averystrong<br />

position to meetits debtcommitments in<br />

the future.<br />

Council Business Support GroupManager<br />

Leanne Macdonaldsaid the rating would<br />

ensure Council couldcontinue to secure<br />

libraryhours), should email us at<br />

library@adc.govt.nz or call us on 308-<br />

7192, as the booking could be eligible to<br />

payhalf price rates or be free.<br />

Private bookings can be made by<br />

corporate,government agencies, or<br />

individuals and range from$20 an hour<br />

forasmall room to $40 an hour fora<br />

large room with kitchenette. Day and<br />

half-day ratesare also available, with<br />

meetings thatstart and or finish outside<br />

of the libraryhoursalso possible in some<br />

meeting rooms, with any associated<br />

security costscoveredbythe user.<br />

“The fees and conditions of use are<br />

included on the booking page and if<br />

you’re notsure if your community group<br />

meets the criteria forthe free or reduced<br />

lowerinterestrateswhen borrowing,<br />

which would help reduce the financial<br />

burden on ratepayers.<br />

"This is apositive affirmation of Council's<br />

robustfiscal position and the efforts of<br />

current and previous electedCouncils,<br />

and Council managers, to operate<br />

responsibly and efficiently forour<br />

community."<br />

The Fitch report said <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s stable<br />

revenue profile wasunderpinned by<br />

steady economic growth and capital<br />

expenditure was well planned.<br />

TALK<br />

ITUP<br />

T u e s d a y s<br />

Got feedback<br />

on local<br />

issues?<br />

rates, or if youhave questions, please get<br />

in touch,”MsMosleysaid.<br />

The meeting rooms have TV and video<br />

conferencing ability and are a range of<br />

sizes, to accommodate groups as small<br />

as five or as large as 30, as well as acrowd<br />

of about 70 in the event space, thathas<br />

tiered seating and a200 inch LEDwall.<br />

Making an online booking requires a<br />

minimum lead time of 72 hourstoallow<br />

forweekends and public holidays, and<br />

can be made up to 30 days in advance.<br />

ContactCouncil forregular repeat<br />

bookings or those beyond 30 days.<br />

Catering, and tea and coffee services<br />

within meeting rooms can be arranged<br />

privately by contacting our onsite café<br />

One Ninety Nine, other local caterers or<br />

youcan bring your ownsuitable food, as<br />

twomeeting rooms have kitchenfacilities.<br />

Occupantsare required to leave spaces<br />

clean and tidy with the same room setup.<br />

With the move to Te Whare Whakatere,<br />

the library’shourschanged to 8.30am to<br />

6pm on Mondays and Fridays, 8.30am<br />

to 8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdaysand<br />

Thursdays, 10am to 4pm on Saturdays<br />

and Sundays.<br />

MrsMacdonald said Council revenue<br />

and cash flow largely coveredits debt<br />

servicing.<br />

“I’mpleased thatCouncil has continued<br />

to be assessed independently as a<br />

well-run and financially robustlocal<br />

authority.The Fitch Ratings process<br />

takesanintensive look at manydifferent<br />

partsofthe organisation and should<br />

re-assure ratepayers about our financial<br />

management.”<br />

The full Council assessment is on<br />

fitchratings.com.<br />

A matter to<br />

raise with<br />

Council?<br />

COUNCILMEETINGS<br />

Meetings areatCouncilChambers, 2<br />

Baring SquareEast, unless specified.<br />

Meeting agendas areonline at<br />

ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> WaterZone Committee,<br />

Tuesday 27 <strong>February</strong>, 1pm (livestreamed)<br />

CouncilAgencies -Six-monthreports,<br />

Wednesday 28 <strong>February</strong>, 9.30am(livestreamed)<br />

Road SafetyCo-ordinating Committee,<br />

Tuesday 5March, 9.30am, Wakanui Room<br />

Councilmeeting, Wednesday 6March,<br />

1pm (live-streamed)<br />

Methven Community Board, Monday<br />

11 March, 9am, Mt HuttMemorial Hall<br />

Councilmeeting, Wednesday 20 March,<br />

1pm (live-streamed)<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> WaterZone Committee,<br />

Tuesday 26 March, 1pm (live-streamed)<br />

CouncilActivity Briefings, Wednesday<br />

27 March, 9.30am<br />

Audit &Risk Committee, Wednesday 27<br />

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

Heritage MidCanterburyWorking<br />

Group, Wednesday 27 March, 3.30pm,<br />

Banded Dotterel Room<br />

WORKSNOTICES<br />

Graham Street/McMurdo Street -<br />

Traffic management(including one-way<br />

or full road closure) is in place at the<br />

intersection of McMurdo and Graham<br />

Streets until 29 <strong>February</strong>, as part of<br />

the SH1 improvements project. Access<br />

throughthe intersection willchange,<br />

dependingonwork beingdone. Be<br />

prepared forashort detour,ifposted.<br />

Walker Street -Closedbetween Phillip<br />

andElizabeth Street while contractors<br />

install newwaterand sewerpipes.<br />

Elizabeth Street outside the hospital is<br />

one-way(traffic running west to east).<br />

Hospital access remains.<br />

Maronan Road -Trafficmanagement<br />

is in place on Maronan Road while<br />

contractors rehabilitateasection<br />

between the Hinds River and just north of<br />

Swamp Road.<br />

Thompsons Track -Closedbetwen<br />

Braemar andPole Roads until 15 March<br />

forroadrehabilitation. Detoursinplace.<br />

Tinwald viaduct -Closeduntil late<br />

<strong>February</strong>while contractors work on<br />

Waka Kotahi'sSH1 Tiwnald corridor<br />

improvements project.<br />

Back Track and BarkersRoad -Back<br />

Trackisclosed between Woods Road<br />

andHighbank Cairnbrae Road from<br />

6<strong>February</strong>until 8March forrepair<br />

andsealing.BarkersRoadtoBack<br />

Trackisclosed from 7-13 <strong>February</strong>for<br />

maintenance and sealing.<br />

Seafield Road -Work is planned for<br />

Seafield Road, between Christys Road<br />

andStanleyRoad, from 12 <strong>February</strong>to19<br />

May.Trafficmanagementwill be in place<br />

andwill include detoursfrom4March.<br />

Drop by forabiscuit and achat with<br />

aCouncillor,and let us knowhow we<br />

can betterserveour community.<br />

Every Tuesday: 1pm -2pm<br />

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

No booking required.<br />

Upper Downs Road -Closedbetween<br />

QuarryRoadand Hinds Gorge Road on<br />

24 <strong>February</strong>for the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Car Club's<br />

shingle sprint event.<br />

Full closure details on our website<br />

ashburtondc.govt.nz<br />

COUNCIL OFFICE<br />

2Baring Square East<br />

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

Thursday 9am-5pm<br />

ASHBURTONLIBRARY<br />

2Baring Square East, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 7700<br />

Mon &Fri 8.30am-6pm, Tue-Thu 8.30am-8pm<br />

Sat&Sun 10am-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 (late night Wed)<br />

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

NEWS<br />

<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Six time national win for unit<br />

DELLWYN.MOYLAN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Cadet Unit has done<br />

it again ­won the NZ Cadet<br />

Corps Te Rangatahi Annual<br />

Efficiency Trophy.<br />

The trophy was introduced in<br />

1987 and the unit have now won<br />

it six times, an achievement<br />

which has been only by one<br />

other unit, the City of Dunedin<br />

Unit.<br />

Unit commander Major<br />

Cezarne Rodgers said she was<br />

proud of what the unit had<br />

achieved.<br />

To win the national trophy,<br />

they first had to win the<br />

Southern Efficiency Award.<br />

Having won the South Island<br />

trophy, aWarrant Officer from<br />

the New Zealand Army then<br />

comes to the unit and marks on<br />

how the unit looks, its drill,<br />

uniform presentations, and how<br />

members operate and work<br />

together.<br />

‘‘There are also challenges<br />

such as impromptu speeches<br />

and physical challenges,’’<br />

Rodgers said.<br />

From here, alongside two<br />

North Island units, the unit with<br />

the highest points receives the<br />

trophy.<br />

The New Zealand Cadet<br />

Piping hot<br />

festival<br />

Members of <strong>Ashburton</strong> Pipe Band<br />

performed well at <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Festival of<br />

Pipe Band Music at the Royal Lawn,<br />

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

The festival on Sunday drew alarge<br />

crowd to the gardens who enjoyed the<br />

performances in warm, summer conditions.<br />

Band secretary Simon Wallis said it was a<br />

good hit out, and gave members areas to<br />

work on ahead of the Canterbury provincial<br />

competition at Deans Bush, Riccarton, in<br />

Christchurch on March 2and 3, and then<br />

nationals in Auckland on March15and 16.<br />

‘‘We were pretty happy with the outing<br />

and have afew workings to improve on for<br />

the next contest.’’<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> band was competing in the<br />

grade four section of the festival against<br />

four other bands ­Metro Scottish,<br />

Canterbury Caledonian, South Canterbury<br />

and McAlpines North Canterbury.<br />

The grade was won by South Canterbury.<br />

Canterbury Caledonianwas the only<br />

PROUD: With the prestigious NZ Cadet Corps Te Rangatahi Annual Efficiency Trophy are (from left)<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Cadet Unit’s Staff Sergeant Brodyn Gabites, Corporal William Brown, Warrant Officer class<br />

2Liam Collett, and unit commanderMajor Cezarne Rodgers.<br />

Forces is avoluntary, uniformed<br />

organisation whichprovides<br />

military­style leadership,<br />

personal development<br />

opportunities and adventurebased<br />

training to youth aged<br />

between 13 and 19.<br />

It provides youth with ahands<br />

on nationally co­ordinated<br />

training programme, while a<br />

number of local, regional and<br />

national courses provide further<br />

experience and qualifications in<br />

specific training areas.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> Cadet Unit is<br />

recruiting for new members,<br />

alongside the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Air<br />

Training Corps (No 24<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Squadron). Recruits<br />

need to be between the ages of 13<br />

TOE TAPPING: <strong>Ashburton</strong>Pipe Band at<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s Festival of Pipe Band Music in<br />

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

grade three band competing, and<br />

Canterbury Caledonian Juvenile the only<br />

juniorside.<br />

Wallis said the band was down about four<br />

or five members due to harvest and other<br />

commitments, but had acontingent of 20<br />

heading north, including supporters.<br />

‘‘South Canterbury are in the same grade<br />

as us so they will be abit of aforce.<br />

and 15, or 12­years ­old in year 9<br />

at high school. Acadet open<br />

night will be <strong>February</strong> 29 from<br />

6­9pm, or drop in <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong> or<br />

March 7during those hours. The<br />

unit meetsat254 Cameron St.<br />

The air training corps open<br />

nights are<strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong> and 29,<br />

from 7to9pm at Hanger 4,<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Airport, Seafield Rd.<br />

‘‘We hope to do well, and we’re working<br />

towards putting in agood performance on<br />

the day, and hope thejudges will judge<br />

accordingly,’’ he said.<br />

The nationals, to be held onthe North<br />

Shore in Auckland, will be livestreamed<br />

and available via link through the website of<br />

the Royal NewZealand Pipe Band<br />

Association, Wallis said.<br />

OUT AND ABOUT<br />

FEBRUARY 23<br />

Final horror maze at Tamar Farm,<br />

2452 Methven Highway. Starting<br />

8pm with last entry 10.30pm. Cost<br />

$10 per person (all ages). Cash<br />

only. All proceeds to St John. Take<br />

atorch and be prepared to be<br />

scared. Methven Lions Club will be<br />

doing asausage sizzle.<br />

FEBRUARY 24<br />

High Tea -Miss Canterbury<br />

fundraiser for IAmHope at<br />

Hemsworth Estate, 2pm to 4.30pm.<br />

Tickets $63.78 via www.eventfinda.<br />

co.nz/<strong>2024</strong>/i-am-hope-high-tea/<br />

ashburton/tickets<br />

Roller skate lessons and disco at<br />

Tinwald Memorial Hall, Graham St,<br />

Tinwald. Lessons 6pm, disco 7pm.<br />

Skates and blades available.<br />

Lesson and disco combo $20,<br />

lesson or disco only $15, skate hire<br />

$5.<br />

The <strong>2024</strong> <strong>Ashburton</strong> Disc Golf<br />

Open at Tinwald Domain with play<br />

from 9.45am. Check out<br />

competitors playing in three rounds<br />

of a13-hole layout on the new<br />

course. Prize giving at 4.15pm.<br />

FEBRUARY 25<br />

New date -MtHutt Open Day in<br />

conjunction with Methven Lions<br />

Club to raise funds for local charities<br />

between 10am and 4pm. Entry $20<br />

for asingle lift pass, $35for atwo lift<br />

pass and $70 for unlimited lift pass.<br />

Kids aged five and under free. For<br />

more information visit www.mthutt.<br />

co.nz/open-day<br />

Hampstead Memorial Baths,<br />

Oxford St, open from 12pm to 4pm<br />

.Gold coin entry for the Hampstead<br />

School fundraiser for Port Hills fire<br />

appeal. Children to be<br />

accompanied and supervised by an<br />

adult as no life guards on duty.<br />

Weather dependent -check<br />

Hampstead School Facebook<br />

page.<br />

FEBRUARY 27<br />

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Tutus<br />

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

7pm. Tickets available at<br />

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17<br />

Anew hub for<br />

emergency response<br />

You will have seen that the new<br />

library and civic centre, Te<br />

Whare Whakatere, is now fully<br />

open. One part of the facility you<br />

may not have seen however, is<br />

our new dedicated Emergency<br />

Operations Centre or EOC which<br />

sits behind the main building.<br />

In aCivil Defence emergency,<br />

the EOC can be activated to<br />

provide around­the­clock coordination<br />

for all response<br />

activities within the district.<br />

The word, “co­ordinate” really<br />

is key. As director of civil<br />

defence emergency<br />

management, John Price,<br />

recently stated, there’s a<br />

widespread assumption that<br />

Civil Defence is astanding army<br />

that will come rushing out of the<br />

woodwork when the balloon<br />

goes up.<br />

However, that’s not the case.<br />

Locally, Civil Defence is<br />

dependent on arelatively small<br />

number of volunteers. The EOC<br />

will help co­ordinate resources<br />

and people, and provide<br />

accurate updates to the<br />

community, but it’s important<br />

that people have their own<br />

emergency preparations in<br />

place and can look after<br />

themselves until help arrives.<br />

When activated, the EOC will<br />

be staffed by district council<br />

staff and volunteers, grouped<br />

into five main functions:<br />

logistics, welfare, public<br />

information, intelligence and<br />

operations, all under the<br />

leadership of the controller.<br />

They can be demanding roles,<br />

and in larger emergencies that<br />

continue for days or weeks,<br />

more volunteers can be called in<br />

from around New Zealand to<br />

give the locals abreather.<br />

The new EOC is quite the<br />

upgrade over the shared space<br />

we used previously. The<br />

building itself is constructed to<br />

the IL4 standard, which is used<br />

for critical facilities such as<br />

hospitals and guarantees that<br />

the EOC can function normally<br />

following an earthquake or<br />

disastrous event.<br />

It’s equipped with adiesel<br />

generator, which is capable of<br />

powering not just the emergency<br />

operations centre, but the entire<br />

civic centre if needed in a<br />

blackout. Anew radio tower<br />

behind the EOC will ensure we<br />

can retain communication with<br />

our neighbouring councils and<br />

the regional Emergency Coordination<br />

Centre in<br />

Christchurch’s Justice Precinct.<br />

When the EOC is not being<br />

used for emergencies, it<br />

doubles as abookable meeting<br />

space for the community.<br />

Iwant to finish by<br />

acknowledging Jill Newton,<br />

who passed away recently. Jill<br />

was one of our longest­serving<br />

Civil Defence volunteers and<br />

worked with the welfare teams<br />

during numerous local and<br />

regional emergencies,<br />

including the Canterbury and<br />

Kaikoura earthquakes. Jill’s<br />

hard work was acknowledged<br />

last year when she was<br />

presented with along service<br />

award from the National<br />

Emergency Management<br />

Agency. She’ll be fondly<br />

remembered for her cool head<br />

and warm heart during<br />

emergencies.<br />

We’re always on the lookout<br />

for more volunteers to join our<br />

Civil Defence teams. If you want<br />

to learn more about what’s<br />

involved, please contact the<br />

district council on 307­7700 or<br />

info@adc.govt.nz and ask for<br />

Jim Henderson. I’d love to chat<br />

to you.<br />

Jim Henderson,<br />

Emergency Management<br />

Officer<br />

CHRISTIAN COMMENT<br />

Ibegan writing this on<br />

Valentine’s Day –aday of<br />

cards and chocolates,<br />

flowers and romantic poems.<br />

How did this day begin? Why<br />

has it become so popular?<br />

The cynical answer to the<br />

last question is that brighteyed<br />

entrepreneurs saw an<br />

opportunity to relieve us of<br />

our money while making us<br />

feel good about it.<br />

The origins of Valentine’s<br />

Day are alittle obscure.<br />

There were two Valentines<br />

in Italy who were martyred<br />

for their faith around 270.<br />

Both were buried on the Via<br />

Flaminia, the road between<br />

Rome and Rimini on the<br />

other coast.<br />

One was apriest in Rome,<br />

the other abishop of<br />

Interamna (Terni).<br />

Over the centuries, many<br />

legends grew up around the<br />

Valentine of Rome.<br />

Alate addition to an<br />

earlier legend has him<br />

writing aletter on the eve of<br />

his execution to the<br />

daughter of his jailer and<br />

signing it “your Valentine”.<br />

Other accounts have him<br />

marrying soldiers and giving<br />

out hearts cut from<br />

parchment to remind them<br />

of their vows.<br />

Hearts, cards, professions<br />

of love and Valentine have<br />

all become woven together<br />

over the centuries.<br />

Two hundred years ago<br />

publishers were producing<br />

collections of sentimental<br />

verses for those who were<br />

unable to make up their own.<br />

I’m not sure just what the<br />

original Valentine would<br />

have made of this day<br />

celebrated in his name.<br />

Isuspect he would be<br />

somewhat bemused. Maybe<br />

he would be quite disturbed.<br />

The love for which he both<br />

lived and died was not the<br />

sentimental love expressed<br />

in cheap verse on expensive<br />

cards.<br />

Ithink he understood a<br />

deeper, richer love.<br />

The apostle John wrote<br />

“This is love, not that we<br />

loved God, but that he loved<br />

us and sent His Son to be the<br />

propitiation for our sins.<br />

Beloved, if God so loved us,<br />

we also ought to love one<br />

another”.<br />

Now there is aweighty<br />

love. Alove that is based on<br />

sacrifice not sentiment. A<br />

love that suffers for the good<br />

of the other. Alove that<br />

comes from outside of us but<br />

works in us and through us.<br />

This love is the love that<br />

produced the Gospel.<br />

“For God so loved the<br />

world, that He gave His only<br />

Son that whoever believes in<br />

Him should not perish but<br />

have eternal life”.<br />

Valentine’s Day comes but<br />

once ayear.<br />

Valentine’s Lord is always<br />

with us.<br />

In Him we find alove that<br />

not only changes us, but<br />

moves us to love one another<br />

more.<br />

Love includes romance,<br />

but much more too.<br />

Rev. David Bayne,<br />

Grace Presbyterian Church<br />

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

BIRD CLEARANCE SALE<br />

From Page 1<br />

Birds at Ray Vincent’s sale will<br />

include Bourkes, Norwich,<br />

Turquoisine, Zebra finches and<br />

breeding pairs, as well as<br />

Chinese quail, buntings and<br />

charfinch pairs.<br />

There will also be breeding<br />

cages, flights and accessories.<br />

‘‘There are alot of young<br />

Bourke’s, there’s about 20 of<br />

them, probably two breeding pair<br />

as well,’’ he said.<br />

Leading up to the sale, he has<br />

been reminiscing.<br />

‘‘I had my first flight when I<br />

was about six; it’s an area where<br />

they just fly around instead of<br />

having them in little cages.’’<br />

Ray grew up in South<br />

Canterbury where his late father<br />

Bob had an interest in birds too.<br />

‘‘He had the Norwich and also<br />

the Red Factor (birds),’’ Ray said.<br />

In latter years, Ray and his wife<br />

Yvonne spent time in Australia.<br />

The move back to New<br />

Zealand, following the<br />

Christchurch earthquakes, saw<br />

the couple settle in <strong>Ashburton</strong> to<br />

be near their four adult children<br />

living in Christchurch and<br />

Geraldine.<br />

Among the birds Ray will keep<br />

are some of the colourful, and<br />

quiet, Gouldian finches. ‘‘It’s the<br />

colour, everybody likes the<br />

colour. They can be sitting up<br />

singing and they’re that quiet you<br />

hardly hear them. I’ll be selling<br />

some, but Ican’t sell them right<br />

now as they’ve just started their<br />

breeding season.’’<br />

The finches breed from now<br />

until the end of winter, he said.<br />

However their sex would<br />

remain unknown until they moult<br />

out later in the year. It was<br />

unlikely Ray would wait until<br />

then to offload them.<br />

‘‘I might just sell them as young<br />

ones. They’ll be just mixed sex or<br />

whatever.’’<br />

Ray Vincent’s bird clearance<br />

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Homecoming forair force band members<br />

DELLWYN.MOYLAN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

The Royal New Zealand Air<br />

Force Band is tuned up and<br />

ready to entertain Mid<br />

Canterbury crowds with a<br />

world­class performance.<br />

The band will perform at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Event Centre on<br />

March 1. It will be aspecial<br />

performance for two band<br />

members formerly from<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> ­Flight Sergeant<br />

Ben Robertson who leadsthe<br />

band as its bandmaster, and<br />

Corporal Byron ‘Buzz’ Newton<br />

who plays euphonium.<br />

Music flows through the veins<br />

of these two talented musicians<br />

who both started as members of<br />

the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Silver Band.<br />

Robertson said it will be<br />

great to be back in <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

playing.<br />

‘‘I haven’t played in the new<br />

theatre as it has been fifteen<br />

years since the band has played<br />

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

forward to playing in the<br />

theatre as well as playing in<br />

front of friends and family,’’<br />

Robertson said.<br />

‘‘I always wanted to play in a<br />

military band. Iamvery<br />

fortunate to have had the<br />

opportunity to play in two such<br />

bands. Iwas inspired to join the<br />

New Zealand Army Band in<br />

2003 by the then drum major of<br />

the band and fellow <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Silver Band member Andrew<br />

Beckley.<br />

“I’m really excited to be<br />

bringing such atalented group<br />

of musicians on ahome­coming<br />

of sorts,” he said.<br />

“It’s great to be able to show<br />

off the awesomeversatility of<br />

the RNZAF Band.”<br />

When not conducting the<br />

band, Robertson plays<br />

trombone.<br />

Ben Robertson<br />

Byron Newton<br />

“In our concert Ihavethe<br />

added bonus in that Iget to play<br />

abasstrombone solo on Jimmy<br />

Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’, a<br />

pretty nostalgic pop tune.”<br />

While starting on the cornet<br />

he has progressed through<br />

several instruments. Most of the<br />

band are part timers with other<br />

jobs but he, and two others, are<br />

full time members.<br />

After studying trombone at<br />

undergraduate level in<br />

Wellington and then at<br />

postgraduate level in London,<br />

Robertson returned to<br />

Wellington in 2014 to join the<br />

MUSICAL TREAT: The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band in performance.<br />

RNZAF Band and was<br />

appointed bandmaster in 2018.<br />

‘‘Being part of the aband is<br />

amazing and you get to travel<br />

around the world attending<br />

amazing events. There have<br />

been several highlights of my<br />

career including playing at<br />

tattoos in Scotland and<br />

Brussels, playing for the King’s<br />

coronation and leading the band<br />

at the100th anniversary service<br />

for Anzac DayatAnzac Cove.’’<br />

Along with his duties with the<br />

band, Robertson undertakes<br />

other musical works such as<br />

conducting with the Fellowship<br />

of the New Zealand Symphony<br />

Orchestra.<br />

For his services to the New<br />

Zealand Defence Force,<br />

Robertson has been awarded a<br />

long service medal.<br />

Fellow band member,<br />

principal euphonium player<br />

Byron ‘Buzz’ Newton grew up<br />

surrounded by honeybees in<br />

Mid Canterbury which lead to<br />

his nickname. After two years of<br />

working as abee keeper for his<br />

father Derek Newton, who owns<br />

TranzAlpine Honey, he decided<br />

to focus on becoming afulltime<br />

musician. He is now one of the<br />

world’s top euphonium<br />

performers and aleading figure<br />

in brass education in New<br />

Zealand.<br />

After graduating from the<br />

University of Canterbury with a<br />

Bachelor of Music and a<br />

postgraduate diploma with<br />

distinction from the New<br />

Zealand School of Music in<br />

euphonium performance,<br />

Newton accepted ascholarship<br />

to study at the Royal Welsh<br />

College of Music and Drama.<br />

He returned to New Zealand<br />

in 2012 and has been in high<br />

demand as asoloist, teacher,<br />

and freelance musician<br />

throughoutAustralasia. He<br />

holds the position of principal<br />

euphonium and assistant<br />

musical director with the<br />

Wellington Brass Band. He is an<br />

artist teacher at the New<br />

Zealand School of Music.<br />

‘‘Those attending our concert<br />

are in for areal treat. The<br />

band’s performance will be a<br />

variety, areal liquorice allsorts.<br />

From big band to bag pipes,<br />

marches to musical theatre,<br />

drumlines to overtures and<br />

classical to country, showcasing<br />

the instrumental versatility and<br />

talent of atruly professional<br />

military band,’’ Robertson said.<br />

The Royal New Zealand Air<br />

Force Band perform 7pm at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Events Centre on<br />

March 1.<br />

ASHBURTON CUP LEGENDSDAY<br />

SATURDAY,24FEBRUARY<br />

HELPINGOUT: Harvey Hyde (left) and Maddie Page (right) were among those from <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Christian School and <strong>Ashburton</strong> College preparing ameal at Ronald McDonald House.<br />

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•$25,000 Gallagher Insurance<br />

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•Plentyofentertainment forthe kids’<br />

including8$50 Prezzy Cards to be<br />

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Hot on the heels of helping out at Ronald<br />

McDonald House late last year, two year 12 high<br />

school students are looking forward to raising<br />

funds and doing the same this year.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Christian school student Joshua<br />

Holland and <strong>Ashburton</strong> College student Harvey<br />

Hyde, of Holland and Hyde Film, bought food<br />

and, along with their school mates, helped cook<br />

ameal for families staying at Ronald McDonald<br />

House.<br />

‘‘Ithought it was really exciting, because I<br />

like cooking but it also felt good to be able to do<br />

that for Ronald McDonald House Charities,<br />

because they're doing agood thing by not<br />

making families pay for food, ’’ Joshua said.<br />

‘‘We got acard signed from some of the<br />

families.The families we served face­to­face<br />

were being very nice to us,’’ he said.<br />

He said they had been full of praise for the<br />

dinner itself, consisting of mince and nachos<br />

and coleslaw, followed by delicious ice cream.<br />

Ronald McDonald House is devoted to<br />

helping children and their families in need of<br />

treatment for example cancer, emotional<br />

health, and surgery by giving them free, rooms<br />

to stay in.<br />

Joshua and Harvey said they hoped to do the<br />

same again at the end of this year. To buy the<br />

food they used money raised at movie evenings,<br />

showing movies made by Holland and Hyde<br />

Film. ‘‘We have some fundraising ideas for <strong>2024</strong><br />

like amovie night, sausage sizzle or acombined<br />

school dress up day in 60s clothing or 80s, for<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> College, <strong>Ashburton</strong> Christian School<br />

and Mount Hutt College,’’ Joshua said.


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Afitting reminder of past festivals<br />

DELLWYN.MOYLAN<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

The Foothills of Mid<br />

Canterbury are rich in minerals<br />

and for many years asmall<br />

group of residents from the<br />

area ran avery successful<br />

Minerals to Arts festival.<br />

The last of the festivals was<br />

held in 2008.<br />

There were plans to hold<br />

another in 2010 but with the two<br />

previous festivals having run at<br />

aloss it was decided not to hold<br />

afestival.<br />

Minerals to Arts committee<br />

member Kate Totty said the<br />

loss of two of serving<br />

presidents, the late Jo Acland<br />

and Lesley Brown, contributed<br />

to the decision we made not to<br />

organise another festival.<br />

❛It is very<br />

appropriate we have<br />

taken amineral and<br />

turned it into an art<br />

with the making the<br />

wooden table.❜<br />

—Kate Totty<br />

The money from previous<br />

festivals sat in the bank account<br />

with the hopes that in the<br />

future, younger members of the<br />

district may plan and hold<br />

another festival which would<br />

bring visitors to the area and<br />

show case the local attractions.<br />

It’s been over adecade and<br />

with no festivals held it was<br />

decided to spend the money<br />

from the previous festivals.<br />

Alarge picnic table and<br />

seats have been installed on<br />

the Staveley Green, next to the<br />

Staveley Store.<br />

‘‘We are thrilled with it, it<br />

looks great. The men from the<br />

area are yet to concrete it into<br />

place but that will happen<br />

shortly,’’ Totty said.<br />

‘‘It is very appropriate we<br />

have taken amineral and<br />

GIFT: The new table picnic table<br />

for the Staveley Green given by<br />

the Minerals to Art Committee<br />

including (from left) Lorna Dent,<br />

Sara Gallagher, Kate Totty and<br />

Christina Humm.<br />

turned it into an art with the<br />

making the wooden table,’’<br />

Totty said.<br />

The remaining money will<br />

be used to put something on<br />

the Village Green in Mt<br />

Somers in the future.<br />

The two fixtures will<br />

provide areminder of the very<br />

successful festivals that were<br />

run to promote the foothills<br />

area, and educate the public<br />

on the minerals to be found in<br />

the foothills and the<br />

attractions to see and visit in<br />

the area.<br />

Death and<br />

paperwork<br />

workshops<br />

Hospice Mid Canterbury and Keep<br />

Learning Mid Canterbury are offering a<br />

series of free lunchtime presentations on<br />

practical matters when someone dies.<br />

Aside from the grieving involved when a<br />

partner, parent or other family member<br />

dies, there are lots of practical matters to<br />

consider.<br />

How do we access or close bank accounts<br />

of someone who dies?<br />

What happens to the Sky account and<br />

power bill that'sintheir name?<br />

If we know death is near, what should we<br />

do in terms of our bank accounts? What if<br />

there is asudden death ­what happens to<br />

loans and money in bank accounts, term<br />

deposits and other accounts?<br />

How do we find out if afamily member<br />

had life insurance, when does that get paid<br />

out and to whom?<br />

How do we get access to funeral cover<br />

money from the insurer?<br />

The session will be on <strong>February</strong> 28 from<br />

12.30pm to 1.30pm, at <strong>Ashburton</strong>’s new<br />

public library, Te Kete Tuhinga.<br />

NBS manager David Jones and Kilworths<br />

­Insurance &Investment Ltd director<br />

Scott Kilworth will give short<br />

presentations and answer your questions.<br />

Book your spot at events.humanitix.com/<br />

death­and­paperwork­1<br />

It is the first event with the other topics<br />

in the series covering Wills and Enduring<br />

Power of Attorney (EPAs) on March 20; and<br />

Executors, Lawyers and What You Can Do<br />

Yourself, on April 30.<br />

Attendees can bring lunch to have during<br />

the event.<br />

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<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

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Hot work for firiesatPort Hills blaze<br />

SUSAN.SANDYS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

It was hot and heavy work fighting the<br />

Port Hills blaze, say Mid Canterbury<br />

firefighters who attended.<br />

Alford Forest and Lauriston fire<br />

brigades were among crews from<br />

Canterbury involved in fighting the huge<br />

fire which burned over about 700ha after<br />

it started on Wednesday last week. Both<br />

have four­wheel­drive appliances<br />

capable of accessing steep off­road<br />

terrain,carrying thousands of litres of<br />

water.<br />

Alford Forest member Nathan Currie<br />

said he and fellow members were on site<br />

working in shifts over two days before<br />

returning home on Sunday.<br />

One of the jobs they were doing was<br />

digging out old trees, with shovels, axes<br />

and grubbers. The trees had their<br />

underground root systems on fire, and the<br />

firefightersfilled the root spaces with<br />

water.<br />

‘‘It’s hard physical work, but also it’s<br />

rewarding, once you have done an area<br />

and you look back, and you have got all<br />

the hot spots out, you obviously feel a<br />

sense of achievement,’’ Currie said.<br />

Lauriston chief Mark Shears echoed his<br />

comments. He said it was ‘‘hot, tiring,<br />

hard work’’ in steep terrain.<br />

‘‘We just get stuck in with other crews<br />

around the area, basically knuckled down<br />

and did what we had to do,’’ Shears said.<br />

‘‘We do alot of training for this. It was<br />

great to be able to help them out.’’<br />

Police investigate fire ­See page 60.<br />

STEEP TERRAIN: Mid Canterbury<br />

firefighters, including Lauriston brigade<br />

crew leader Barrie Begg (top), used their<br />

training to help put out the Port Hills fire.<br />

At right ­Lauriston firefighter Charlie<br />

Tomlin, (centre) Lauriston firefighters<br />

(from left) Barrie Begg, Mark Shears,<br />

Charlie Tomlin and James Lemon, and<br />

(far right) Barrie Begg (front) and<br />

Lauriston chief Mark Shears.<br />

PHOTOS LAURISTON VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE<br />

Fun raises funds for fire appeal<br />

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WEEKEND<strong>22</strong>ND-25TH<br />

MARCH <strong>2024</strong><br />

COME ANDJOINUS IN<br />

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3Daysof Music<br />

Bandsplaying in severalstreet<br />

Cafes&Bars<br />

Buskers<br />

Free entrytoalotof the venues<br />

Mainstage locatedinthe<br />

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A weekend not to be missed.<br />

Main eventtickets available<br />

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2653078<br />

The sound of splashing and<br />

laughter filled the air at the<br />

Hampstead Memorial Baths on<br />

Sunday afternoon.<br />

Each year Hampstead School<br />

opens the pool to the community<br />

for acouple of days for agold coin<br />

donation which is given to a<br />

charity.<br />

Last year it was for the Cyclone<br />

Gabrielle relief fund. This year it is<br />

going to aPort Hills fire relief<br />

fund.<br />

The Abarquez family who live<br />

close to the pool were enjoying<br />

having fun in the sun.<br />

Rona Abarquez said the family<br />

hadn’t purchased akey to the pool<br />

for the seasonsosaw it has agreat<br />

opportunity to have aswim.<br />

Children enjoyed catching up<br />

with friends in the weekend and<br />

cooling down on ahot afternoon,<br />

when temperatures climbed higher<br />

than 27 degrees.<br />

Hampstead School teacher Alice<br />

Czerski said the plan was to open<br />

again this Sunday and the<br />

following, from noon to 4pm.<br />

Entry would be by agold coin<br />

donation for the fire relief.<br />

As there are no life guards on<br />

duty, parents or caregivers must<br />

accompany and supervise<br />

children.<br />

As the open days are weather<br />

dependent, people were advised to<br />

keep an eye on the Hampstead<br />

School Facebook page.<br />

SPLASHING ABOUT: Friends in the<br />

Hampstead pool (from left) Cora<br />

Read, 5, Charlie Wheeler, 6, and Lilley<br />

Wheeler, 4. Right ­Jonathan<br />

Abarquezatthe Hampstead pool<br />

with his children, six­year­old Jiana<br />

(left) and three­year­old Aiden.


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<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Colourful day of athletics for college<br />

21<br />

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

on Friday last week at the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Domain saw students put in their best<br />

performances, dressed in house<br />

colours. There were both competitive<br />

and non­competitive groupings, and<br />

students earned house points just for<br />

competing. The college’s athletics<br />

finals will be on Tuesday.<br />

The Aoraki athletics follow on March<br />

20.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>’s Susan<br />

Sandys went to the prelim events to<br />

capture some of the fun and action.<br />

Orange house boys set off from their marks.<br />

Year 12 boys get into the fun spirit of the<br />

day.<br />

Students (from left) Siosiana Taufa, year 11, Poppy Vaevae and Lusi Tagicakibau of<br />

year 12, and Louann Kinikini, year 11. Right ­year 12 students (from left) Pippa<br />

Jones, Isla Hart, Keira Jenkins and Makeleta Ula.<br />

Year 9students do some inter­house<br />

mingling.<br />

Year 12 students Matthieu Nogales (left)<br />

and Levi Ecclestone.<br />

Red house boys go head to head in arunning race.<br />

Year 9student Carina Lupse.<br />

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<strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

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AwarenessWeek<br />

2650199<br />

Keeping families in need together<br />

Ifitwasn’t for the support of<br />

Heart Kids NZ, and the backing<br />

of his wife Tash, John O’Leary<br />

isn’t sure how he would have<br />

coped looking afterhis son<br />

Aiden.<br />

“Heart Kids NZ were<br />

instrumental in keeping me going<br />

to keep him going,” John says.<br />

Aiden was born on May 18,<br />

20<strong>22</strong>,via emergency caesarean.<br />

He was criticallyill when he was<br />

born.<br />

Heart and lung issues mean<br />

the little trouper, who has asmile<br />

that melts hearts, spent more of<br />

his short life in hospital than at<br />

home.<br />

He had swallowed alot of<br />

meconium and was very sick.<br />

Doctors told John and Tash to<br />

prepare for the worst –Aiden<br />

mightnot live.<br />

“He was swollen …. his eyes<br />

were swollen shut. He was avery<br />

critically ill baby,” John says.<br />

Aiden was diagnosedwith<br />

Down Syndrome the day after he<br />

was born, and doctors discovered<br />

he had heart issues when he was<br />

two days old.<br />

He had two holes in his heart –<br />

a6mm VSD, asmall ASD and a<br />

leaky PDA valve. “Both sides of<br />

his heart were leaking into each<br />

other.”<br />

Aiden also had serious lung<br />

problems due to the meconium<br />

he had ingested.<br />

He spent three months in<br />

NICU at Christchurch Hospital<br />

before he was flown to Starship<br />

Hospital for heart surgery.<br />

Doctors also fixed ablood clot to<br />

his liver.<br />

John, who has beenthe<br />

primary carer for Aiden in<br />

❛Heart Kids has been<br />

absolutely amazing.<br />

Through all the<br />

surgeries through all<br />

the disruptions health<br />

wise and costsand<br />

things like that they<br />

have really stepped<br />

up for us.❜<br />

—John O’Leary<br />

hospital, says the wait for Aiden’s<br />

surgery at Starship was difficult.<br />

His operation on his heart<br />

finally happened on the morning<br />

Tash had to return to<br />

Christchurch to care for her<br />

other sons.<br />

It was stressful for John, alone,<br />

facing the long wait to hear if<br />

Aiden was ok.<br />

Aiden’srecovery initially went<br />

well. But then his right lung<br />

collapsed. It meantmore time in<br />

Auckland, before the two of them<br />

could return toChristchurch<br />

Hospital to the high care ward.<br />

Aiden finally went home when<br />

hewas four months old.<br />

But he has been in and out of<br />

hospital withrespiratoryissues<br />

since then.<br />

Breathingdifficulties, and a<br />

nasty bout of the RSV virus<br />

knocked himsobadly doctors<br />

said they nearly lost him five<br />

times. John has been diagnosed<br />

withPTSD as he has watched his<br />

LIFELINE: Heart Kids NZ co­ordinator Claire, visits asick young<br />

Aiden in hospital. Inset ­Aiden in healthier times.<br />

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son undergo so many tough<br />

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During their toughjourney<br />

Heart Kids NZ have been beside<br />

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and thingslike that they have<br />

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Heart Kids NZ has provided<br />

much needed financial and<br />

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and regular visits to check in with<br />

Aiden and see how John and<br />

Tash are going.<br />

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them to check in and see how<br />

they are going.<br />

“Even without asking, Heart<br />

Kids NZ just showed up and said<br />

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It’s also given him great piece<br />

of mind knowing Claire will visit<br />

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Aiden in hospital.<br />

“She checks in with Tash every<br />

so often just to make sure she’s ok<br />

as well. She’s been really<br />

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Having the help from Heart<br />

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and Aiden can be closer to the<br />

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“Heart Kids have kept us<br />

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“Heart Kids to us is family.<br />

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RURAL<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> <strong>Courier</strong>, <strong>February</strong> <strong>22</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

23<br />

Junior farmers win third title<br />

For the third year in arow,<br />

James Clark and Jack Foster<br />

from Mount Hutt College were<br />

unbeatable and have won the<br />

Aorangi FMG Junior Young<br />

Farmer of the Year title for<br />

<strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Ella Hole and Shelby Henson<br />

from Geraldine High School<br />

placed second. The<br />

competition, part of the FMG<br />

Young Farmer of the Year<br />

Aorangi regional final, was held<br />

at Kurow last weekend.<br />

The Young Farmer event was<br />

won by Pleasant Point farmer<br />

Gareth McKerchar. Samuel<br />

Allen of Pleasant Point Young<br />

Farmers was second and<br />

Marcus Frost of Five Forks<br />

Young Farmers was third.<br />

In the Aorangi AgriKidsNZ<br />

competition Longbeach School<br />

pupils George Lash, Edward<br />

White and Henry Pottinger, all<br />

12, were runner­up in the<br />

competition won by Leah<br />

Wilson, Olivia Strachan, and<br />

Greer Neal, all 11, of Duntroon<br />

WINNING GRINS: Aorangi FMG Junior Young Farmer winners<br />

(from left) James Clark and Jack Foster. Right ­Aorangi AgriKids<br />

runner­ups George Lash, Henry Pottinger and Edward White of<br />

Longbeach School.<br />

PHOTOS SUPPLIED<br />

School. Jack France (12),<br />

Arthur Redfern (12) and Henry<br />

Phillips (11) from Waihi School<br />

placed third.<br />

The top placing teams have<br />

been invited to the FMG Young<br />

Farmer of the Year Grand<br />

Final in July.<br />

New Zealand Young Farmers<br />

chief executive Lynda<br />

Coppersmith said every year<br />

organisers continued to be<br />

blown away by the calibre of<br />

our FMG Young Farmer of the<br />

Farmers riding out price drops<br />

BY TIM CRONSHAW<br />

Mid Canterbury sheep farmers are<br />

knuckling down during low lamb prices to<br />

get their ewe flocks in good condition for<br />

hopefully improved returns next season.<br />

Abetter­than­average growing season on<br />

the foothills and aflat market since<br />

Christmas during the traditional<br />

bottleneck has helped, but does not<br />

disguise alamb schedule back on the<br />

previous two seasons.<br />

Lamb prices were sitting at about the<br />

early to mid $5 per kilogram at the start of<br />

the month —down on last season’s $7/kg to<br />

mid­$7/kg range.<br />

Good store lambs selling in the mid­$70<br />

range were fetching in the mid­$80range<br />

previously.<br />

Farmers say the lower lamb prices and a<br />

sinking cull ewe market have been tough to<br />

take.<br />

Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury<br />

chairman David Acland said farmers would<br />

be riding out the price drop for lamb and<br />

cull ewes.<br />

The impact of this on farms would vary as<br />

every farmer had different challenges and<br />

pressure points.<br />

This season was pretty much done and<br />

they would be working towards keeping ewe<br />

flocks in good nick for next season, he said.<br />

‘‘It’s atough gig at the moment lamb price<br />

wise.<br />

Year contestants, from<br />

AgriKidsNZ participants<br />

through to those vying for the<br />

regional FMG Young Farmer of<br />

the Year title.<br />

‘‘Their knowledge, skills and<br />

passion for the industry is<br />

impressive and certainly leaves<br />

us excited for the future of our<br />

industry,” she said.<br />

New Zealand’s primary<br />

sector exports were worth more<br />

than $57 billion in the year to<br />

June 2023, accounting for 81.9<br />

per cent of New Zealand’s<br />

merchandise exports.<br />

Coppersmith said it’s the<br />

regional communities and<br />

volunteers who have made the<br />

FMG Young Farmer of the Year<br />

the prestigious event it is today.<br />

“We simply couldn’t do it<br />

without the tireless work of our<br />

local committees, communities<br />

and volunteers. These are<br />

people who support us year in,<br />

year out, and we’re incredibly<br />

grateful to everyone who has<br />

played apart.”<br />

LAMB DRAMA: Low lamb and cull ewe prices are making life on the farm a‘‘tough gig’’<br />

at the moment.<br />

PHOTO SALLY RAE<br />

‘‘The only confidence Itake at the<br />

moment is it has been very flat since before<br />

Christmas.<br />

‘‘We haven’t seen any downward trends<br />

schedule­wise so hopefully it’s hit the<br />

bottom and stayed there.’’<br />

Good­sized lambs without tailenders<br />

selling for nearly $90 at Mt Somers Station’s<br />

on­farm sale before Christmas were back<br />

about $10 ahead.<br />

The year before bidding was above $100.<br />

Prices are understood to have ranged<br />

from $60 to $140 for top pens at the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Gorge sale at astage when<br />

processing works were closing off their kill<br />

date for export shipments over Easter.<br />

Farmers with good feed might be holding<br />

some lambs, but this option might be<br />

removed if more dry weather kicks in.<br />

Acland said he and wife Kate had tried to<br />

keep their routine at the station.<br />

‘‘Kate and Iwere having adiscussion with<br />

the livestock manager in regards to trigger<br />

points and making sure we had lambs lined<br />

up, to make decisions over the next two to<br />

three weeks.<br />

IN BRIEF<br />

MEAT FUNDS<br />

Kelly-Anne Bentley, from<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>, is among the new<br />

<strong>2024</strong> Meat Industry Association<br />

scholars announced this week.<br />

One of three post graduates, she<br />

is doing aMaster’s degree<br />

working on identifying<br />

biomarkers in lamb meat at<br />

Lincoln University. In total nine<br />

New Zealanders have been<br />

selected for the Meat Industry<br />

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acareer in the sector beyond the<br />

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Communitysupportfor Super rugby<br />

Two converted tries and a<br />

crowd of supporters wasn’t<br />

enough for the Crusaders to<br />

secure victory in their final<br />

preseason game against the<br />

Highlanders last week at<br />

Methven. They lost 14­41.<br />

Rugby fans across the district<br />

­backing both teams ­turned<br />

out in their thousands to the<br />

Methven Rugby Club grounds at<br />

the Methven Domain.Seating<br />

around the grounds was at a<br />

premium, and there was plenty<br />

of action, on and off the field,<br />

for photographer Heather<br />

Mackenzie.<br />

The <strong>2024</strong> Super 14 rugby<br />

season kicks off tomorrow with<br />

the Crusaders playing the<br />

Chiefs in Hamilton from<br />

7.05pm.<br />

Autograph mosh pit.<br />

Crusaders and Highlanders reach for the ball.<br />

PHOTOS HEATHER MACKENZIE<br />

Fraser Lock carries the ball out.<br />

Addison Drennan, 5, and Tyson<br />

Drennan, 2.<br />

CrusaderJone Rova signs<br />

Simon Feraundez’s shirt.<br />

Brent Anderson (left) and Mark Brown.<br />

Eight­year­olds (from left) Hugh Ensor, Beau Grant and Rosa Guild.<br />

Proving not everyone from Methven is aCrusaders fan are (from left) Ken Blackwell,<br />

John Pearson and Toby Pearson.<br />

Crusaders fans were out in force.<br />

Ball kids (from left) Ollie King, Zave Quinn and Ethan Clark.


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25<br />

Mayfield A&P Show<br />

Saturday March9,<strong>2024</strong><br />

MayfieldA&P, something for everyone<br />

The Mayfield A&P Show is a<br />

community day out showcasing<br />

the rural community.<br />

It’s afamily­friendly day out,<br />

in its 98th year, has something<br />

for everyone, and everyone is<br />

invited.<br />

There will be the popular<br />

tractor pull and pig races,<br />

Highland dancing, the<br />

Clydesdale versus people tug of<br />

war and an extra large pet tent<br />

where kids can get up close to,<br />

and touch, animals.<br />

This year the show is under<br />

the leadership of Mayfield A&P<br />

show president BenMorrow,<br />

with honorary patrons Alan<br />

Bean and Jack Allan, and<br />

continues its tradition of being<br />

agreat day with variety and lots<br />

of different attractions for<br />

people of any age.<br />

It will also have afocus on<br />

mental health with Rural<br />

Support Trust bringing<br />

ambassador Matt Chisholm to<br />

the show as part of the<br />

nationwide Time Out Tour.<br />

Morrow said the trust had<br />

engaged Chisholm to help rural<br />

communities continue the<br />

conversation about mental<br />

health.<br />

‘‘He’s going to be out and<br />

about for the day, which is<br />

pretty cool.’’<br />

There is also adigger<br />

competition with local<br />

contractors, Morrow said.<br />

‘‘We are going to put some<br />

invitations out and see who is<br />

the best in the district.’’<br />

It will give the 12­or so<br />

invited achance to win<br />

bragging rights among their<br />

peers, he said.<br />

Morrow said in the past few<br />

months the grounds been<br />

spruced up with new horse<br />

holding stalls built by Three<br />

Rivers Fencing, and the<br />

clearing of ahedge, at no<br />

charge, by contractor Ron<br />

Cross.<br />

‘‘He opened up the hedge<br />

around the woolshed which has<br />

meant we can now have abigger<br />

and better pet tent.’’<br />

Morrow said the world<br />

famous’ pig racing, which<br />

includes pig racing<br />

commentary and acelebrity<br />

announcer, will have first race<br />

at 11am.<br />

There will be five races<br />

throughout the day.<br />

The last race at 3pm and will<br />

also coincide with ascavenger<br />

hunt for the children, run by<br />

Mayfield School.<br />

There will be live<br />

entertainment with two bands<br />

playing, and there will be<br />

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Adult entry is $15 and children<br />

are free. More details on the<br />

Mayfield A&P Association<br />

Facebook page.<br />

bouncy castles and magician<br />

Elgregoe to entertain the kids.<br />

The tractor pull, run by<br />

Tractor Pull New Zealand<br />

(TPNZ) and with major sponsor<br />

Diesel Performance System, is<br />

part of anationwide circuit and<br />

will run throughout the day.<br />

The finals take place from<br />

5pm to 6pm.<br />

Competitors will compete in<br />

up to three classes in the<br />

tractor pull: pre­1985, standard<br />

and the ever popular modified<br />

class, where the grunty<br />

customised tractors are areal<br />

crowd favourite.<br />

Up for grabs during the<br />

tractor pull event is aspecial<br />

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Mayfield A&P Show<br />

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All the fun ofthe show<br />

The Mayfield A&P Show will see the<br />

battle of the Clydesdale horse<br />

versus people tug of war will take<br />

place along with the popular<br />

shearing competitions and<br />

helicopter rides for sale too.<br />

Quigley Contracting will also put<br />

on truck and machinery rides for the<br />

kids for adonation which would go<br />

towards charity.<br />

Therewill also be plenty of animal<br />

judging (sheep and dairy goats,<br />

poultry) and wool displays and<br />

equestrian events including many<br />

Horse of the Year qualifying events<br />

as well as Clydesdales in action.<br />

Winnersofthe <strong>2024</strong> on­farm<br />

heifer competition will also be<br />

announced with the prizegiving to<br />

take place at 4pm.<br />

Morrow said it was all coming<br />

together pretty well.<br />

The show features all the staples<br />

of atraditional A&P show, such as<br />

the art and home industries<br />

competitions, machinery, carnival<br />

entertainment, craft sites and trade<br />

tents.<br />

Therewill also be arange of<br />

family­friendly competitions<br />

throughout the day including akids<br />

scavenger hunt with awesome spot<br />

prizes.<br />

The well­supported produce shed<br />

will also take centre stage, and the<br />

district’s best baker will be crowned<br />

including the highly popular man<br />

cake class for those vying for the<br />

Phill Ludemann Man Cake plate ­<br />

and bragging rights.<br />

There is also cakes, biscuits and<br />

slices, craft, knitting and sewing,<br />

photography, art, floral<br />

arrangements and produce from<br />

competitors’ own homes and<br />

gardens.<br />

The younger generation will also<br />

be involved, with displays from the<br />

local schools and playcentres.<br />

Show details<br />

Tickets for the show, on at the<br />

Mayfield A&P Showgrounds and<br />

public domain,are available on the<br />

day at the gate.<br />

Adult entry is $15, andchildren are<br />

free.<br />

Gates open from 8am with horse<br />

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5pm.<br />

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27<br />

Mayfield A&P Show<br />

Saturday March9,<strong>2024</strong><br />

Rural mental health in focus at show<br />

TONI.WILLIAMS<br />

@ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

Reducing challenges in the<br />

rural community will be afocus<br />

at next month’s Mayfield A&P<br />

Show with the attendence of<br />

Rural Support Trust<br />

ambassador Matt Chisholm.<br />

It is part of the trust’s<br />

nationwide Time Out Tour.<br />

A&P show president Ben<br />

Morrow, afarmer, said having<br />

Chisholm attend on March 9<br />

was what the A&P show was all<br />

about ­encouraging farmers to<br />

get off the farm and socialise in<br />

the rural community.<br />

Chisholm will be set up in the<br />

Mid Canterbury Rural Support<br />

Trust tent, as well as out and<br />

about the show grounds.<br />

Morrow said being on the<br />

close­knit A&P committee had<br />

opened his eyes to what was<br />

going on with others in the<br />

rural community.<br />

‘‘Farming can be pretty tough<br />

sometimes, can be pretty cruel.<br />

‘‘It’s been agreat way for me,<br />

being part of the (A&P)<br />

committee, to know that you are<br />

not the only one going through<br />

(tough times). Everybody is<br />

having similar trouble, at the<br />

same time.’’<br />

‘‘It’s been quite good, I’ve<br />

really liked that side of it,’’<br />

Morrow said.<br />

RURAL FOCUS: Rural Support Trust ambassador Matt Chisholmwill be at the Mayfield A&P Show.<br />

‘‘So having someone like Matt<br />

Chisholm come up, just<br />

highlights some of the<br />

challenges to the rural<br />

community, which is really<br />

good ... having him there for the<br />

day will be really cool.’’<br />

Chisholm, afarmer,<br />

television personality and<br />

author, has been touring New<br />

Zealand with his rousing tour.<br />

His visit to the show has been<br />

arranged by Rural Support<br />

Trust, in partnership with ANZ,<br />

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He is described as asmart,<br />

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Diagnosed with an anxiety<br />

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Decisionexpected soon on new bridge<br />

BYJONATHAN LEASK<br />

Local democracy reporter<br />

A decision is expected soon on<br />

asecond <strong>Ashburton</strong> bridge as<br />

the Government rolls out its<br />

100­day plan.<br />

TransportMinister Simeon<br />

Brown last week announced the<br />

axing of the Auckland Regional<br />

Fuel Tax at the end of June, and<br />

said the Government's Policy<br />

Statement on Land Transport<br />

‘‘will be released in the coming<br />

weeks’’.<br />

In Mid Canterbury,there is<br />

hope it will confirm plans,<br />

funding and atimeline for the<br />

second bridge across the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>/Hakatere River.<br />

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

infrastructure and open spaces<br />

group manager Neil McCann<br />

said the council is eagerly<br />

waiting and expecting an<br />

announcement soon.<br />

The second bridge is a<br />

resilience project, providing a<br />

secondarycrossing of the river<br />

with the existing bridge having<br />

closed twice in recent years<br />

due to flooding, cutting off the<br />

South Island.<br />

It will also alleviate the<br />

congestion issues on State<br />

Highway 1.<br />

The whole project, including<br />

connecting the bridge to<br />

existing roads, is expected to<br />

cost at least $113m.<br />

The council has budgeted<br />

$7.5m for the project, carried<br />

over from previous long­term<br />

plans.<br />

“But obviously if the bridge<br />

gets fully funded we won’t need<br />

it," McCann said.<br />

In the lead up to last year's election, National's local government spokesperson Simon Watts, council<br />

chief executive Hamish Riach, National’s Rangitata candidate James Meager, deputy mayor Liz<br />

McMillan, and National transport spokesperson Simeon Brownwere on site at the SH1 bridge to<br />

discuss the plans for asecond <strong>Ashburton</strong>/Hakatere River bridge.<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s mayor hopedthe<br />

council wouldn't havetofund<br />

the bridge via ratepayers.<br />

At arecent council workshop,<br />

Mayor Neil Brown said when he<br />

meets with the Transport<br />

Minister he won’t be<br />

committing $7.5m to the<br />

project.<br />

“The last Government<br />

committed 100 per cent<br />

funding.”<br />

The LabourGovernment<br />

included the second bridge as<br />

one of 14 key strategic projects<br />

in its land transport policy,<br />

which Waka Kotahi uses to<br />

develop its 10­year National<br />

LandTransport Plan.<br />

The coalition Government is<br />

preparing its own version of the<br />

policy.<br />

“I know it’s being reviewed at<br />

the moment but it is in there at<br />

100 per cent funding,” Brown<br />

said.<br />

The mayor said he hoped it<br />

remainedthat way, but some<br />

contribution may be required<br />

depending on the nature of the<br />

project.<br />

During the election<br />

campaign, National pledged to<br />

build the bridge in its first term.<br />

As the bridge will be built off<br />

Chalmers Avenue, and not<br />

along State Highway 1, it will be<br />

considered alocal road once<br />

completed.<br />

The council may be called on<br />

to fund any necessary upgrades<br />

on Chalmers Ave and the new<br />

connecting roads on the south<br />

side of the river, with the<br />

Government funding the bridge<br />

construction.<br />

The council’s long­term plan<br />

has the construction slated to<br />

start in 2025/26 on the Chalmers<br />

Ave route, which will be<br />

determined by the<br />

Government's redrafted policy.<br />

Not just transport resilience<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>’s second bridge<br />

has been described as a<br />

resilience project that will<br />

benefit the whole South Island<br />

roading network.<br />

That’s because the second<br />

bridge provides abackup for<br />

the 93­year­old SH1 <strong>Ashburton</strong>/<br />

Hakatere River Bridge.<br />

Money is also set aside in the<br />

long term plan to lay awater<br />

main across the new bridge to<br />

provide resilience to the water<br />

supply.<br />

The council is budgeting<br />

$4.62M for anew water main to<br />

be installed across the new<br />

bridge.<br />

The bridge will also be built<br />

to allow for “all sorts of cabling<br />

and ducting in mind for the<br />

future”, McCann said.<br />

That will provide an<br />

opportunity to lay alternative<br />

communications cables, as a<br />

fibre optic cable to the rest of<br />

the South Island runs across<br />

the SH1 bridge.<br />

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BYJONATHAN LEASK<br />

Local democracy reporter<br />

Aprogramme aimed at getting<br />

young people into jobs is<br />

proving successful in Mid<br />

Canterbury, despite youth<br />

unemployment rising in the<br />

wider Canterbury region.<br />

The Mayors Taskforce for<br />

Jobs programme has helped<br />

place 47 young people<br />

employment in the <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

District since July ­one of the<br />

highest rates in the South<br />

Island.<br />

The success in Mid<br />

Canterbury comes as youth<br />

unemployment rose to its<br />

highest December quarter in<br />

Canterbury since 2018,<br />

according to figures from Stats<br />

NZ.<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> District<br />

Council ran apilot of the<br />

Government­funded scheme to<br />

get youth into employment in<br />

<strong>February</strong> 20<strong>22</strong>, with atarget of<br />

12 youth employed by the end of<br />

June 2023.<br />

It easily surpassed that figure<br />

and extended the programme<br />

for two years.<br />

Compliance and development<br />

group manager Jane Donaldson<br />

said the contract aimed to<br />

deliver 38 people into jobs in<br />

the 2023/24 year.<br />

With 47 already achieved, “it<br />

is likely that we will achieve far<br />

more thanthis”, Donaldson<br />

said.<br />

An employment positive<br />

outcome is someone in<br />

permanent employment for<br />

more than 30 hours per week,<br />

she said.<br />

There are 34 people in<br />

sustainable employment (longer<br />

than 90 days) and 13 haven’t<br />

reached the 90 days yet.<br />

“We are currently working<br />

with 67 clients not in workand<br />

providing pastoral care for a<br />

further 60 in employment or<br />

education.“<br />

Employment coach Sharon<br />

Watson is leading the<br />

programme, which has 116<br />

employers registered. Of the 47<br />

employed youths, 10 have gone<br />

into the primary industries,<br />

nine into retail, seven into<br />

hospitality, five into trades, and<br />

fourinto construction.<br />

The programme is helping<br />

youth along the pathway to<br />

future employment, Donaldson<br />

said.<br />

It assists with first aid<br />

certificates, health and safety<br />

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roller license endorsements,<br />

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management training, and<br />

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOPLEFT: Memories of abygone era were evoked asthe veterans toured Geraldine over the weekend. PHOTOS: Craig Matheson; Geraldine.nz The veterans lined up at Geraldine Vintage Car<br />

and Machinery Museum; Allan Familton in his 1911 Model 71 Stanley steam car. PHOTOS: Jan FInlayson<br />

Veteran car club rally<br />

a step back in time<br />

Thepurrand chug-chugof20veteran cars was<br />

in theair last weekendasthe VeteranCar Club<br />

of New Zealand’s mid-summer rally came to<br />

Geraldine, motoring around the district’s<br />

honeypotsand quietspots from thecoast to the<br />

foothills.<br />

Club presidentNeville Digbysaysthe district<br />

is agreat playground for the cars, built before<br />

1919. “You can’t motor these cars in the city -<br />

Geraldine’sgood motoring.Wecomehereand<br />

make it aweekend. It’s great.”<br />

Veterans are blue-skies cars created in a<br />

hitherto carless world. Powered by electricity,<br />

petrol, orsteam, they were first engineered in<br />

aspectrumofconfigurations, with conventions<br />

fast emerging as mass production took off. But,<br />

for prototypes and production veterans alike,<br />

theirrestoration andmaintenance nowinvolve<br />

the sort ofingenuity needed in automotive<br />

pioneeringtimes.<br />

Localman Austin Guerin is aclubcommittee<br />

member and owner of a1916 Buick DX45.<br />

He says keeping aveteran car going isabout<br />

sleuthing, engineering, and community<br />

involvement. “You can’t just gotoRepco and<br />

getparts forthe cars.They’re unique …It’sgood<br />

company.”<br />

Oftenenough, it’s that community aspect of<br />

the veteran car scene, rather than any kind of<br />

derring-do, that gets things done.For WanakabasedNeville,owner<br />

of a1904Baker Electric,<br />

thelackofwell-placed charging stations hampers<br />

his mobility. How did heget to the rally in<br />

Geraldine? “I hadtobludgearide,” he says.<br />

To find outmoreabout theVeteran CarClub<br />

of New Zealand contact Kathryn Smith on<br />

03 358 4875 or027 428 0851 orbyemailing<br />

kathrynsmith@xtra.co.nz. JAN FINLAYSON


WHĀRANGI 2|NGĀ PŪKŌRERO OTEWIKI KI RAUKĀPUKA |TAITE, <strong>22</strong>HUI-TANGURU <strong>2024</strong><br />

EDITORIAL<br />

The traditional Lion Dance and Morris<br />

dancing just two ofthe acts entertaining<br />

the crowd at the Lunar New Year event.<br />

PHOTOS: Facebook/Quyên Trần/Cliff Jefferson<br />

Congratulations tothe organisers of<br />

last weekend’sLunar NewYearfestival.<br />

Brainchild ofGeraldine’s Quyên Trần,<br />

theevent is receiving plentyofaccolades<br />

from participants. We hope to see it<br />

back again next year.<br />

And if that wasn’t exciting enough,<br />

another newfestival will launchinearly<br />

March -the Geraldine Folk Festival<br />

(page 5). Hosted at the Academy of<br />

Performance and Arts, the event<br />

promises aweekend of diverse folk<br />

music and entertainment.<br />

Speaking of diversity, get ready for<br />

something completely different. The<br />

RoyalNew Zealand Air ForceBand are<br />

on tour (page 5). And while they’renot<br />

coming to Geraldine per se, Ireckon<br />

the short drive north orsouth to see<br />

them will be worth it.<br />

The NewZealand VeteranCar Club<br />

did come to Geraldine. Hugh and<br />

Ienjoyedseeing them tootling around<br />

town over the weekend and were<br />

pleased that Geraldine put on such<br />

lovely weather for them.<br />

Have agreat week. xox FI<br />

Anation’s<br />

cultureresides<br />

in thehearts<br />

andinthe soul<br />

of itspeople.<br />

MAHATMA GANDHI<br />

Barkers Creek Catchment Group chair Danette McKeown at afenced and planted stream on her family’s property. PHOTO: Jan Finlayson<br />

INSET: The restoration work’s early days. PHOTO: Supplied<br />

Living Landscapes “is about ecosystems”<br />

“Regulationschange, but what doesn’tchange<br />

is what’s needed tohelp the environment, the<br />

landscapes we live in,” says DanetteMcKeown,<br />

chair ofthe Barkers Creek Catchment Group.<br />

BarkersCreek is amemberofLivingLandscapes<br />

South Canterbury,acollectiveofSouth Canterbury<br />

volunteercatchment care organisations.<br />

It works inasweet spot, merging scientific<br />

evidence,flaxrootsknowledgeand actions, and<br />

information-sharingatregionalleveland beyond.<br />

Startedwith thehelpofEnvironment Canterbury<br />

andSouth Canterbury district councils,Danette<br />

says Living Landscapes “is about ecosystems;<br />

thewhole isgreater than the sumofthe parts.”<br />

On theirown patches, groups performplanting,<br />

fencing, pest plantand animal control, contaminant<br />

mitigation, and environmental monitoring.<br />

Underlying that work isLiving Landscapes’<br />

Ministry for Primary Industries-funded<br />

physiographic mapping project, including<br />

eDNA watertesting<br />

Living Landscapes chair and Upper Opihi<br />

OpuhaCatchment GroupmemberMarkAdams<br />

says, “The physiographic mapping is the<br />

foundational pieceofwork. It helpsidentifythe<br />

work to be done from ascience perspective;<br />

we have ascience-based community-driven<br />

approach.”<br />

Bang forbuckisaspin-off of thecollective’s<br />

strategic achievements. Mark says, “As aresult<br />

of ourfunding andeDNAtesting,we’ve been able<br />

to take theleadincoordinating with othergroups<br />

involved in eDNA testing. Thefunding hasbeen<br />

leveragedratherthandoublingup; resourcing is<br />

scarce;wecan’t afford to double up.”<br />

Why the ‘Living Landscapes’ moniker? He<br />

says, “It’sanodtothefactthateverythingwe’re<br />

doingis shifting;we’re interconnected.Itspeaks<br />

to complexity.You cannever know enough,but<br />

once you plug into acatchment group, you’re<br />

plugging into an educationalexperience.”<br />

Living Landscapes SouthCanterburyhandles<br />

individualorganisations’paperwork,leaving<br />

them free to get onwith practicalities. New<br />

catchmentgroupsare welcome. ContactMark<br />

Adamson027 6858184orproject coordinator<br />

Mike Bennett on 027 505 7535, orvisit the<br />

collective’sFacebook page. JAN FINLAYSON<br />

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It hasbeen nearly 100years sincethe Geraldine<br />

community breathed life into the concept of a<br />

town hall, with theformerGeraldine Borough<br />

Council in1924 inviting tenders to construct<br />

thebuildingnow operated as GeraldineCinema.<br />

BuilderAMFyfewon thecontracttomake<br />

architectLancelotMiles’Artsand Crafts design<br />

areality,and,withalargedonationofmaterials<br />

and labour, the Geraldine Town Hall opened<br />

thefollowing year.<br />

It was astate-of-the-art forum for live<br />

performances andsocialevents, as well as films.<br />

Presentlyleasing thehallfromTimaruDistrict<br />

Counciltorun Geraldine Cinema,Patrick Walsh<br />

says, “It was aforward-thinking community.<br />

It wasone of thefirst buildingsinGeraldine to<br />

be wired for electricity. And itwas the first<br />

reinforced concrete building of its size<br />

constructed.”<br />

Film has been the strongest thread in the<br />

fabric ofthe hall’s life. Cuth Knight screened<br />

silent movies from itsopening in 1931,gaining<br />

alease and introducing sound in asystem he<br />

had engineered independently. Athree-year<br />

hiatus after his last show in1967 is the only<br />

breakinfilm’slegacyinthe building.<br />

Local man Garry Toomey knows the town<br />

hall as fewothersdo. Workinginthe projection<br />

room firstintermittently andlater permanently<br />

from 1953 until2014, he says,“It wasusedfor<br />

Anzac services, dances, the silent movies with<br />

apiano andsometimes an orchestraand a‘boba-hop’<br />

afterwards.School plays, frequent stage<br />

shows, deb balls, It’s in the Bag [radio and<br />

television quiz show], as well as showingmovies.<br />

Andit’sstill atownhall.”<br />

The Geraldine Town Hall’s construction<br />

started in1924 and was completed in 1925.<br />

It hasCategory2protection in the NewZealand<br />

Heritage List. For more information on the<br />

town hall, go to timaru.govt.nz.<br />

JAN FINLAYSON<br />

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26.9%, respectively.<br />

Assistant Principal Suzanne Pidduck<br />

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co-requisites, whichare required to achieve<br />

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schoolshavecomplained thatthe tests were<br />

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embarkonfurther examinations. “Grammar<br />

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Suzanne saysthat there is apositiveculture<br />

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IN THE LOOP<br />

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FROM LEFT: Irish guitarist Dave Flynn; Pete Shaw and Bonnie Schwarz aka British duo Good Habits. PHOTOS: Supplied<br />

March brings inaugural Folk Festival to Geraldine<br />

GeraldineFolkFestival<strong>2024</strong>bringsanabundance<br />

of live performances, workshops, andjamming<br />

to town. Geraldine Academy ofPerformance<br />

andArtshosts the1-3 Marchweekendevent.<br />

Headliners areDaveFlynn, an internationally<br />

acclaimed and awarded Irish guitarist and<br />

composertakingcentrestage on 2March,and<br />

Good Habits,afestival-hopping folk fusionduo<br />

from the United Kingdom performing on<br />

1March.Good Habits is also holdinganafterschool<br />

musicalworkshopfor children.<br />

Folk is amusical commons allowing, even<br />

spurring, musicians to play as traditionally or<br />

experimentally as they please. Academy chair<br />

Rhys Taylor says, “Folk music ismusic of the<br />

people.Its rootsgobackalong way, especially in<br />

Europe -and they’vetravelledaroundthe world.”<br />

He says,“Ourperformersrepresent traditions<br />

from England, Italy, andFrance.”Hesaysthose<br />

musicallines of heritage have long influenced<br />

NewZealand folk aficionados, includinglocal<br />

musicians Kay and Read Hudson, who’ll join<br />

Record Keeper co-owner Stephen Drew ina<br />

live performance and folk-on-vinyl session at<br />

theTalbot Street storeon2March.<br />

Also on 2March is acountry dancingworkshop<br />

with thePleasantPluckersbandaccompanying,<br />

andajamsession.Rhyssaysthe collectivefolk<br />

improv is foreveryone: festival stars, participants,<br />

andanyoneelse keen to play.“Anyinstrument,<br />

from stringed to woodwind andsimplepercussion,<br />

come along and have ago. If you can pick up<br />

atune, join in.”<br />

On 3March, inacabaret-style event, local<br />

duo Neighbours perform French and Italian<br />

songs as audience membersenjoy lunchplatters.<br />

This eventhas limitedavailabilityand should<br />

be booked ($15;021 46<strong>22</strong>60).<br />

GeraldineFolkFestival<strong>2024</strong>isfromFriday,<br />

1March to Sunday,3March, at theGeraldine<br />

Academy ofPerformance and Arts (Record<br />

Keeper event, 116 Talbot Street). Advanceallweekend<br />

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See adpage 4, or the Academy’s Facebook<br />

page formoreinformation. JAN FINLAYSON<br />

Last week,Steve Sullivan and Imet with<br />

the CWI Rangitātā ladies to discuss the<br />

potential relocation of their<br />

commemorative tree. Our landscape<br />

architecthas identifiedthat it may require<br />

moving afew metres in consideration of<br />

his plan for the trail.<br />

Before any action was undertaken,<br />

we listened to the ladies to hear firsthand<br />

the significance andhistorybehind<br />

the tree and then to see if Steve, our local<br />

landscaping expert, could findasolution<br />

to benefit both parties. It waseasier than<br />

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The bonus was that we had the<br />

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four weeks).<br />

Till next month, all the best. ROSIE<br />

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The repertoirespansbig bandtobagpipes,<br />

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4 Justadevil of atrialtomanoeuvre (9)<br />

9 Igloat evilly with one in pursuit. You’re<br />

on your own (2,2,5)<br />

10 Living out of rubbish bin, forexample (5)<br />

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wrong-helping? (5)<br />

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accepted (7)<br />

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26 Plays and attempts to includethe<br />

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37<br />

Waireka Croquet Club<br />

Agood haul of medals for players from<br />

Waireka Croquet Club who attended the NZ<br />

Master’s Tournament in Dunedin. Twelve<br />

players played golf croquet and one association<br />

croquet. Colin Lamb won abronze medal<br />

in the golf croquet singles section 3; Phyllis<br />

Reith, Pauline Scott, bronze medal golf<br />

croquet doubles section 2; Pat Allnutt, Bill<br />

Allnutt, silver medal golf croquet doubles<br />

section 2; Audrey Leath, silver medal golf<br />

croquet singles section 4; Sue Whyte, gold<br />

medal golf croquet singles section 7; David<br />

Galvin, gold medal golf croquet singles section<br />

1; and Gail Benseman, silver medal association<br />

croquet doubles, gold medal masters quiz.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Horticultural Society<br />

President Joy welcomed seven members<br />

to our <strong>February</strong> meeting held in Linton<br />

Lounge, <strong>Ashburton</strong> RSA. One member was<br />

attending the National South Island Dahlia<br />

show at Waikouaiti on <strong>February</strong> 17. Table<br />

show results – Great Table Show with 4<br />

exhibitors presenting 57 entries, Jono Johnston<br />

– 8 firsts, 5 seconds, 1 third, John<br />

Hoogweg –8,6,0,Joy Jaine –7,4,3and Cyril<br />

Keen –3,3,4.Premier Award: Joint winners<br />

-John Hoogweg –Class 21 –Miniature or<br />

small decorative dahlia 3 blooms under<br />

150mm & John Johnson – Class 19 – 3<br />

blooms ball dahlia. Raffle was won by: Mary<br />

McCosker. The afternoon concluded with<br />

afternoon tea. Next meeting will be on March<br />

15 at 2pm in Linton Lounge, <strong>Ashburton</strong> RSA.<br />

New members &visitors welcome.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Bowling Club<br />

The <strong>Ashburton</strong> men’s Championship<br />

Triples Final was played on <strong>February</strong> 15 and<br />

was avery tight match. It was won by Min Hill’s<br />

team with Peter Collins and Alastair Mackenzie.<br />

Congratulations to them and also to the<br />

gallant losers of Gavin Eder’s team. Well<br />

played everyone! The <strong>Ashburton</strong> ladies<br />

Championship Triples Final will be played<br />

today at 9.am. This long awaited final will be<br />

contested by Diane’s team –Laraine and Kath<br />

Muir against Leonie’s team – Barbara and<br />

Wendy. Good luck ladies! The remaining two<br />

ladies Championship Pairs quarter finals,<br />

weather permitting will have been played on<br />

Tuesday - more next week. The Ladies<br />

Championship Fours Final is still in abeyance.<br />

And our Ladies Drawn Pairs Competition<br />

scheduled for <strong>February</strong> 27 may make way for<br />

the progression of our championship pairs.<br />

Our Saturday Rollover Triples attracted a<br />

moderate attendance with two visitors from<br />

Auckland, Karen and Mike. The placings are:<br />

1st 2wins, 10 ends, 19 points TWatson, N<br />

Stuthridge, JKewish, 2nd 1win, 2draws, 12<br />

ends, 17 points CBird, Karen, CCorbett and<br />

3rd 1win, 1draw, 11 ends, 17 points WLee,<br />

AGibbs, Mike.<br />

Another reminder of our new initiative –<br />

Twilight Bowls –for new bowlers is under way!<br />

It is on Friday evenings. Up to adozen have<br />

been coming along and having fun. We are<br />

lucky to be sponsored by Tarbotton Land and<br />

Civil which is great! The evening finishes with<br />

aBBQ and prizes. Please contact president<br />

Kevin Walker 307 4555 or vice-president<br />

Kelvin McTague 027 308 4299. Or just come<br />

along!<br />

The postponed Inhouse comps, the Dorothy<br />

Cup (sponsored by Time for Diamonds)<br />

and the Murray Gray, have been combined<br />

with the Bird Cup and will be played on our<br />

closing day on March 24. The format has been<br />

notified to all our membership. Social Hour<br />

continues on Friday evenings as usual. And<br />

our friends from Hampstead Bowling Club are<br />

still part of our club. Good bowling everyone!<br />

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

During the week we hosted Timaru Club<br />

for asocial day. We played drawn games and<br />

everyone kept their own score. The top eight<br />

players from <strong>Ashburton</strong> earned 474 points and<br />

Timaru earned 447 points. Top scorer for<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> was Adelys Taraunu with 75 points,<br />

and Ross Greene from Timaru had 72 points.<br />

This event was last held in 2017. On Saturday<br />

we held our men's and women's shooting<br />

contests. The men's was won by Adelys<br />

Taraunu with 33 points, and the women's by<br />

Karen Bensdorp with 21 points. Ten players<br />

took part in this. You are still welcome to join<br />

us on Tuesday and Thursday before 1p.m.<br />

Saturday the time is the same and you may<br />

like to make this afamily day. You would all be<br />

welcome.<br />

RESULTS<br />

Tinwald Cycling Club<br />

Para cyclist Jono Nelson claimed the major<br />

spoils in Tinwald Cycling Club’s, ANZCO Foods,<br />

48km handicap event around the Grahams Road<br />

block on Sunday. Starting of the front mark,<br />

Nelson didn’t let off, powering his way to victory<br />

to lift the McElhinney Trophy. The back markers<br />

stormed through the field to claim with minor<br />

prizes. Kyle Gray backed up last weeks win with<br />

second place and fastest time honours, riding the<br />

distance in 64.15. Michael Audeau was hot on his<br />

tail in third place and secured second time. The<br />

juniors and division 2contested a16km handicap<br />

race. Louie Audeau produced astrong ride to<br />

take the victors spoils in the junior event. He was<br />

pushed to the line by second place getter Jack<br />

Hooper. Oscar Gorrie who was caught in the<br />

shadow of the line was rewarded with third place.<br />

Big Brother Jack Gorrie took fastest time<br />

honours, riding the course in 26.54. Brian Ellis<br />

had the final say in division 2totake the win from<br />

Graham McDougall, and Alan Johns. Next week<br />

the club will travel to Hinds to contest a50km<br />

handicap event.<br />

Run and Walk <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Another successful week of running and<br />

walking. Over 80 participants enjoyed the balmy<br />

evening, with some taking time off last week's<br />

event. The children have shone and have<br />

enjoyed their run/walk. The one kilometre track<br />

around the <strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain gives participants<br />

the option of doing 1; 3; or 5kilometres. Some of<br />

the children have completed the 3kms in very<br />

good times. This week was the final week of the<br />

Summer Series <strong>2024</strong>. Ahuge thank you and<br />

shout out to the sponsors.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 9Holers<br />

25 Players last week to play R1 Heather<br />

Smith Stableford Trophy results were winner:<br />

Peter Woods (23), followed by: Stewart Bennett<br />

(21) on c/b. Smith & Church Gobbler: Leah<br />

Thomson (#6). Upcoming: today our Annual<br />

9holes Open Tournament (mixed), and Thursday<br />

29th <strong>February</strong> -Leap Year Crazy Socks Day'<br />

Come and join in the fun.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Golf ladies<br />

Saturday 3 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong> Betty Adios<br />

(Qualifying Rd 1): Nicky Gill –67, Natasha Wilson<br />

–67. Tuesday 13 <strong>February</strong> <strong>2024</strong>: Sandhurst Cup<br />

(Qualifying): Catherine Trott &Bev Chinn -63,<br />

Jennifer Stoddart &Vicki Moore -65, Pauline Bell<br />

&Jude Webb –66, Ellenor Sullivan &Heather<br />

Robertson –66onc/b, Erin Porter &Brenda<br />

Whittaker – 66, Daphne Hinton & Alison<br />

MacGregor - 66. Nearest the Pins: No. 4 :<br />

Flowers at the Gate – Not struck, No. 8 :<br />

Samantha Rose – Ellenor Sullivan, No 12 :<br />

Lynn’s small Salon –Jenny Stoddart, No 14 :<br />

Todds of <strong>Ashburton</strong> –Leigh Wackrow. Longest<br />

Putt -No. 18 –Margaret Wilson.<br />

Methven Golf Club<br />

Rodger Harris Memorial Trophy Stableford<br />

Round 1: Rodger Harris Memorial 1st Round<br />

Winner –Methven Four Square Supermarket -<br />

Craig JMiddleton 40 points. Senior: 1. Craig J<br />

Middleton 77-10-67 40 points, 2. Keith Middleton<br />

38 by lot. Junior: 1. Bruce Dickson 93-25-68 39<br />

points, 2. Rod Carson 38 by lot. Nearest the Pins:<br />

No 4Blue Pub –Pip Kaiwai, No 6Hunter’s Wines<br />

–Bruce Dickson, No 13 Club –Graham Shaw,<br />

No 14 2nd shot –Aqua Japanese –Philip Duff,<br />

No 17 –Club –Peter Harper. Next week: 2nd<br />

Round Rodger Harris Memorial Trophy.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> County Ladies Veteran Golf<br />

We played an Irish Stableford at <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

this week. 1st, 18 holes, Marilyn Cross (81); 2nd,<br />

Joan Undy (78); 3rd, June Bruhns (73) on<br />

countback from 4th, Marilyn Bennett (73). 1st, 9<br />

holes, Muriel Morgan (43); 2nd Helen Hargreaves<br />

(41). Tinwald Supervalue longest putt on<br />

#9 was won by Heather Robertson. Nearest to<br />

the Pin on #4, Daphne McDonnell; #8 &#12,<br />

Marilyn Bennett and #14, Marilyn Cross. Gobblers<br />

were scored by Chris Anderson, Joan Undy<br />

and Barbara Cochrane. Next month, 15th March,<br />

at Mayfield.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Bridge Club<br />

Monday Evening –Feb 12th- B&CLadder.<br />

N/S 1st John FRickard &Rachel Holdaway, 2nd<br />

Amanda Watson &Bernie Jopson, 3rd Allison<br />

Lovelock &Cath King. E/W 1st Bronwyn Oakley<br />

&Dee Murdoch, 2nd David Fisher &Bev Blair,<br />

3rd Amanda Evans & Karen Chettleburgh.<br />

Tuesday Evening –Feb 13th, ALadder N/S 1st<br />

Mary Buckland &Trish Downward, 2nd Debbie<br />

Seddon-Sewell &David Sewell ,3rd Alan Wright<br />

&Peter Wilson. E/W 1st Sue Rosevear &Sonia<br />

Gill, 2nd Trish Small &Ian Doel, 3rd Johnny<br />

Wright &Perry Jowers. Wednesday Afternoon-<br />

Feb 14th- Valetta Trophy N/S 1st Kay Robb &<br />

Sue Rosevear, 2nd Janet Cuttle & Colin<br />

Clemens, 3rd David Wilkinson &Johnny Wright.<br />

E/W 1st Peter Wilson &Bernadette Van Der<br />

Lem, 2nd Rewa Kyle &Trish Downward, 3rd<br />

Trish Small &Mary Buckland. Thursday Evening<br />

–Feb 15th –Mary Mulligan Trophy 1st Trish<br />

Downward &David Sewell, 2nd Janet Cuttle &<br />

John McDonald, 3rd Debbie Seddon-Sewell &<br />

Peter Wilson.<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Vets golf<br />

<strong>February</strong> 19 second round Heartland Championship<br />

played at Tinwald. Murray Beach 41,<br />

Bruce Collins 40 and Graham McCarthy 39.<br />

Birdie Jackpot shared by LJackson and TKerr.<br />

Lucky Card Ray Stevenson. Next game March 4<br />

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

Mid Canterbury Social Wheelers<br />

18 Riders. 16km Out and Back Handicap<br />

Fords Road. 14th Feb <strong>2024</strong>. 1st Doug Coley 31m<br />

37s. 2nd Toresa Hooper 30m 07s. 3rd Cole<br />

Harris 23m 31s F/T. 4th Tony Ward 23m 32s 2f/t.<br />

5th Alex Hooper 24m 02s 3f/t. 6th Don Sutton<br />

26m 48s. 4f/t. 7th Ross Templeton 27m 06s. 8th<br />

Kenny Johnston 32m 17s. 9th Jack Hooper 29m<br />

18s. 10th Nick Squires 29m 19s.<br />

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<strong>Ashburton</strong> 1/50 Short Street<br />

Hampstead 47 Chalmers Avenue<br />

OpenHome<br />

OpenHome<br />

Townhouse tranquillity<br />

This two-bedroom townhouseisnestled in avibrant communityofsimilarresidences.<br />

Entering the home, you are met with aspaciousliving room which bathed in natural<br />

sunlight, with large windows and openingtoapatio. Thepatio is surroundedbybeautifully<br />

landscaped gardens, the perfect spot to sit andenjoy acoffee.Generous dining areaand<br />

kitchenare included in the living area providing an open plan layout and heatedbyaheat<br />

pump. Thebathroom is modernised with wetfloor shower and thereisaseparate toilet.<br />

Thetownhouse comes with asingle garage for secure parkingand an attachedcarport for<br />

additionalconvenience.<br />

2 1 1 1 1<br />

For Sale Buyers$460,000+<br />

View Sat 24Feb 9.30-10.00am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU176182<br />

Safe andsecure<br />

Discover the perfectblendofstyle and comfortinthismeticulously renovated and double<br />

glazed two-bedroom townhouse, an ideal investment opportunity, first home, or haven for<br />

aprofessional coupleorthose seeking apeaceful retirement retreat.Enjoy theheart of<br />

modern living with abrand-new kitchen with acaptivating view up thestreet. Thedining<br />

and livingroom is alovelyroomwhich seamlesslyextends to aprivate patio through<br />

sliders,creating an invitingindoor-outdoor flow.Bothbedrooms offerample storage as well<br />

asgreat hallway storage.<br />

2 1 1 1<br />

ForSale Buyers$485,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb10.00-10.30am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU112959<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 55 Short Street<br />

OpenHome<br />

Rakaia 41 Bridge Street<br />

Open Home<br />

Short walk to town<br />

Discover this immaculate gem of ahome, perfectlysituatedinclose proximity to thetown<br />

centre, with the convenience of supermarketsand churches just momentsaway. The<br />

generous living areaswill captivateyou, featuringaspacious lounge heatedbyamodern<br />

heat pump, whileasunroom offers an inviting retreat. Thiswell-designed layout includes<br />

doors that separate the dining and kitchen area, leadingtoabeautifully landscaped,lowmaintenance<br />

garden -anideal setting for relaxation and entertaining.<br />

3 1 1 2<br />

ForSale Buyers$545,000+<br />

View Sat 24Feb 10.00-10.30am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU172102<br />

Central Rakaia familyhome<br />

Located in central Rakaiawithinwalking distance to all shops, servicesand amenities.A<br />

home with character thatwillappeal to all familiesoralternatively arental investment. An<br />

older originalhomethathas been added to andmodernisedand features4bedrooms,<br />

master with ensuite, separate bathroom, toilet,single garage with laundry.Mature trees,<br />

shrubsand fencing give privacy and shelter to thespacious915sqm section. Internal single<br />

garagecan easily be turnedinto additional bedrooms or with thehouse design developed<br />

into aselfcontained flat.<br />

4 2 1 3<br />

Deadline Sale closesWednesday6th<br />

March, <strong>2024</strong> at 3.00pm, (unless sold<br />

prior)<br />

View Sat 24 Feb10.00-10.30am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU168145<br />

Hampstead 148 Chalmers Avenue<br />

OpenHome<br />

Allenton 19 Davidson Street<br />

Open Home<br />

Price reduction, hugeopportunity here<br />

Whatahuge opportunity here for someone to purchase this beautifullyrestoredand<br />

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combined with contemporary living, ararecombination.With amazing indoor/outdoor<br />

living you are provided with aperfect setting for gatherings with friends or family, or just<br />

everydayrelaxed living. The layout gives you choicesofeitherthree large bedrooms or two<br />

bedroomswith two living spaces.The open plan kitchen and livingarea is theheart of the<br />

home and flows to alarge sunnydeck which accessesboththe front andrear of the<br />

property.<br />

3+ 1 1 3<br />

ForSale Buyers$590,000+<br />

View Sat 24Feb 10.30-11.00am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU173032<br />

Top Allenton location<br />

Discover timeless elegance in this stylish 1975 clinka-brick home. Thelarge entrance<br />

welcomes you intoanexpansivekitchen,dining, and livingarea, warmedbyboth aheat<br />

pump and acozy gas fire. Enjoy the luxuryofaseparateformallounge with anew heat<br />

pump and slidingdoors leadingtoadelightfulpatio area. Thefourdoublebedrooms<br />

provideample space, complemented by aspacious family bathroomfeaturingashower,<br />

bath, and vanity. Convenience is key with aseparate toilet,alargelaundry,and great<br />

storagethroughout. Thishomeboasts an added bonusofanoffice and an internal access<br />

double garage.<br />

4 1 2 1 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $575,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb10.45-11.15am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU163203<br />

Rakaia 65 Dunford Street<br />

OpenHome<br />

Hampstead 38 Cambridge Street<br />

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Nestorinvest<br />

This charming propertyoffers practical open-plan livingwith an updated kitchen, dining<br />

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veranda. Inside, find two comfortabledouble bedrooms,afamily bathroom,and a<br />

separate laundry for your convenience. Extrastorage is provided by thestandalonedouble<br />

garage, completed with offstreet parking. Nestled within afullyfenced,easy-caresection,<br />

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presents the first homebuyer theopportunity to get on thepropertyladder and addsome<br />

value.<br />

2 1 1 1<br />

ForSale By Negotiation<br />

View Sat 24Feb 10.45-11.15am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL165199<br />

Comfortmeetsconvenience<br />

This sleekand modern three-bedroomtownhouse has been designed for effortlessliving.<br />

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areas, creating aspace perfect for entertainingorsimplyunwinding. There is theadded<br />

luxury of aseparate lounge. Threespacious bedrooms,master featuring awalk-in robe and<br />

ensuite bathroom. Storageisnot an issue in this townhouse -inaddition to thewalk-in<br />

pantry, take advantage of loft storageinthe garage, providing ample space for allyour<br />

belongings.<br />

3 2 2 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $650,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb10.45-11.15am<br />

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Hampstead 10 Strowan Avenue<br />

Allenton 58 Harrison Street<br />

Open Home<br />

Open Home<br />

Style on Strowan<br />

Introducing abrand new home that blends style, quality, comfort and functionality, ready<br />

foradiscerning buyer to enjoy. Carefully thought out, this home is set apart by features<br />

that surpass the ordinary.Why build when all the work is already done for you!<br />

This homeboaststhree large bedrooms,the master with ensuite and walk in robe.The<br />

additional large study has built in furnitureperfect for workingfromhome.Excellent<br />

storage throughout the whole home. Stylish living ready for you to enjoy.<br />

3 2 2 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $849,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb 11.15 -12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU177765<br />

Brand newtownhouse<br />

Discover modern living in thisbrand newfront townhouse, wheresophistication meets<br />

comfort. The heart of the home boasts alovely kitchen, seamlesslyconnected to thedining<br />

and living areas with sliding doors leading to aprivate patio space. Enjoy year-round<br />

comfort with ducted air conditioning heating theentire house. Thethree double bedrooms<br />

offer ample space,with the masterfeaturing an ensuite adorned with atiled shower. The<br />

main bathroom is asanctuary with afreestanding bath, vanity, andshower,<br />

complementedbyaseparate toilet. Storage is abundant, andthe internal access double<br />

garage adds convenience.<br />

3 2 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $745,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb11.30-12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU179049<br />

Allenton 30 Catherwood Avenue<br />

Open Home<br />

Allenton 17 Cavendish Street<br />

Open Home<br />

Picturesque location<br />

Introducing your dream home, aspaciousand elegant four-bedroom retreat with an office,<br />

nestled in aprestigious address. The master bedroom exudesluxury, boasting agenerous<br />

sized ensuite, walk-in wardrobe, under carpet heating, acharming window seat and French<br />

doorsthat open to atranquil outdoor patio.The other three bedrooms each have their own<br />

built-in robesand the office also has goodstorage. Heating options include threezones<br />

underfloor heating.<br />

The main bathroom features ashower, toilet, and large vanity,while the separate laundry<br />

offers convenience and practicality.<br />

4+ 2 2 1 4<br />

For Sale Buyers $985,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb 11.30 -12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU118709<br />

Stunning family home<br />

Renovated characterhome mixing feature detailingwith modern touches.Stylish kitchen<br />

overlookingthe open plan living; ideal for familyand entertainingand offeringgreat<br />

indoor outdoor flow to spaciousbackyard. Threegreat size bedrooms including super large<br />

master, updated central bathroom, newflooring, compliant log fire, heatpump, gashot<br />

water, HRV systemand insulated ceiling and underfloor. Easy care gardens with sheds and<br />

two single garagesand ample space for parking.<br />

3 1 1 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $530,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb11.30-12.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU173848<br />

Tinwald 29 Roxburgh Place<br />

Open Home<br />

Lake Hood 10 TrentPlace<br />

Open Home<br />

Townliving, ruraloutlook!<br />

This beautiful family home features open plan living with spacious dining and lounge area,<br />

heated by pellet fire and heat pump. The home is complementednicely by the indooroutdoor<br />

flow, onto alarge deckwith shade sail forsummer days, with adesirable rural<br />

outlook and privacy. The home features three large double bedrooms all with built in<br />

storage, master has awalk-in robe and ensuite. The family bathroom featuresabath and<br />

shower withseparate toilet. Extra large garage designed forstorage and convenience, also<br />

complemented by aloftstoragearea. Walk through laundry with more storage.<br />

3 2 1 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $765,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb 12.00 -12.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU172497<br />

Lake Hood Beauty<br />

Experience the epitome of waterfront living at LakeHood in this stunning five-year-old<br />

home.The well-designedkitchenboasts awalk-in pantry andthe adjoiningdining and<br />

living areas feature three sets of sliding doors openingontoaspacious patioand deck<br />

overlookingyour privatejetty and beach area. Enjoy thesunnyambianceand theoption to<br />

shut off the separate lounge for addedprivacy. With four double bedrooms,each offering<br />

ample storage, and afamily bathroom complete with shower, bath, andvanity, this home<br />

is perfect for families.<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $975,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb12.30-1.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU177632<br />

Lake Hood 8Halston Close<br />

Open Home<br />

Lake Hood 59 Ludlow Drive<br />

Open Home<br />

Lake Hood opportunity<br />

Experience the perfect blend of comfort and waterfront living in this charming four-yearold<br />

house nestled on theserenecanal at Lake Hood and enjoy theconvenience of a<br />

residents' boat rampjust steps away, making every day an adventure.<br />

Theheart of this home is adelightful kitchen, dining, and living area with sliders opening to<br />

acovered deck, offering picturesque views up the canal. Motorized sunblinds create the<br />

ideal ambiance, while alogburner,heat transfer and heat pump ensureyear-round<br />

comfort. Awell-appointed kitchen boasts abutlerspantry,and the four double bedrooms<br />

have ample storage.<br />

4 2 1 3<br />

For Sale Buyers $1,165,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb 1.00 -1.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU177324<br />

Tranquil living<br />

Discover the epitome of lakeside living in this stunning canal-fronthome on Lake Hood.<br />

Crafted for optimal sun exposure,this residence boasts ashelteredoutdoor patio leading<br />

to aprivate jetty and beach area, perfect for entertainingortranquil moments by the<br />

water. The grand entrance setsthe tone,leadingtoawell-appointed kitchen with an<br />

engineered stone bench and awalk-in pantry. Enjoy seamlessindoor-outdoor flow with bifold<br />

doors connecting the dining room to the patio. Thespacious living areaand separate<br />

lounge open to additional outdoor spaces, including aspa area.<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

For Sale Buyers $1,100,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb1.30-2.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU177784<br />

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Tinwald 181 Harland Street<br />

Tinwald 165 HarlandStreet<br />

Agreat starterorinvestment<br />

If you are looking for anew home or investment,thiscould be theone you have been<br />

waiting for. This neat, tidyand solid summerhill stonehomeoffers threedouble bedrooms,<br />

excellent living spaces and is well situated to enjoy thesun.The openplankitchenand<br />

dining space flows nicely to the good sized lounge which enjoys theambienceofagas fire.<br />

Well insulated with retrofitted double glazedaluminium windows andHRV system, this<br />

home is kept warm throughthe cooler months. Adouble garage with extra space for<br />

storage or workshopcompletes the package. All of this is on agood sizedfully fenced easy<br />

care section.<br />

3 1 1 2<br />

For Sale Buyers$459,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU176020<br />

Opportunity knocks<br />

We have forsalethissolid 3bedroom brick homeonagood cornersite. Kitchen/dining<br />

areawith walkthrough to adjoining lounge through to private outside living area. Full<br />

bathroom (bath &shower) and toilet separate. Single garageand carport. An excellent<br />

opportunity to get on the property ladder. Currently tenanted so maybe thepossibility of<br />

securing an investment with tenant in place.<br />

3 1 1 1 1<br />

ForSale Buyers$418,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU177510<br />

Netherby 26 Braebrook Drive<br />

Hampstead 102 Grey Street<br />

Timeless &spacious<br />

Oamarustone home with atouchofcedar.This generous family homeissited on acorner<br />

section in apopular modern sub-division. Well fenced forsecurity and averyquiet location.<br />

Alarge foyer leads you into averyspacious open area which hasaninternalkitchen withall<br />

the modern appliances. Your dining spaceand living are also hereand exterior doors lead<br />

toanundercover patio area. Also off this area isaseparate lounge andtwo bedrooms, one<br />

of which is the master with awalk in robeand agenerousensuite withatiled showerand<br />

undertile heating.<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

ForSale Buyers$765,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU172435<br />

Yourdream homeawaits<br />

Immerse yourselfinthe charm of open-plan living, complementedbythe warmth of a<br />

compliant log burner and aheat transfer system ensuring you are nice and toasty on those<br />

winter nights.Thishomeoffers three generously-sized, sun-soaked double bedrooms anda<br />

modernised family bathroomwithshower, vanity andtoilet.The large laundryprovides<br />

ample storageand includes aconvenient secondtoilet. Theproperty boasts asizable<br />

sectionadornedwith mature shrubs, ensuring privacyand tranquility. Storage enthusiasts<br />

willrejoice with two double garages and twogarden sheds.<br />

3 1 1 4<br />

For Sale Buyers $465,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU175971<br />

Lake Hood 12 Kennedy Quay<br />

Lake Hood 203 Lake HoodDrive<br />

LakeHood SpringdaleAvenue -Stage 2<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Stage 3and 4, StrowanFields<br />

Living it up at Lake Hood<br />

If you've been on the hunt for theperfect waterside propertythen look no<br />

further than this stunning section for sale in Stage 14 of Lake Hood<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> (just one hour south from Christchurch Airport).Buildyour<br />

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access to aresident only boat-ramp.<br />

Maison dulac<br />

Takeadvantage of premier positioning andepiclakeviews with a"house<br />

on the lake" at LakeHood, justashortwalkfrom theLake House<br />

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promises alife of comfortand style.Asyou stepinside, you'll be greeted<br />

byasunny and light-filled kitchen,dining, andliving area.<br />

Springdale Avenue-Stage 2Village Green<br />

As youdrive along an English styled tree linedand hedged lane you turn<br />

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andfoothills strikes, youfeelinstant relaxation and thegermination of<br />

your future startstoevolve.Meticulously planned, quality development,<br />

accessed from abroad curling road withplanted verge, largeterraced<br />

sections of1000sqm to 2020sqm.<br />

StrowanFields on Trevors Road<br />

Whether you're starting outorslowing down, growing your portfolio or<br />

expanding yourfamily, StrowanFields is the idealplace to take the next<br />

steponyourproperty journey. With manageablesections, apictureperfect<br />

setting and astrong senseofcommunity, it's the idealspot to<br />

invest in yourfuture.<br />

For Sale Buyers $325,000+<br />

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For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AU94707<br />

3 3 2 2<br />

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027435 6265<br />

Kirsty Clay<br />

027 308 7557<br />

Paddy Strange<br />

027491 5259<br />

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

Residential/Lifestyle & RuralSales Consultants<br />

Karen McRae<br />

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Leah Harrison<br />

027 7372489<br />

Charlotte Evans<br />

021 971 801<br />

RobertHarnett<br />

027 4323562<br />

MurrayYoung<br />

027 434 0942<br />

ChrisMurdoch<br />

027 434 2545<br />

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027 447 4382<br />

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027 245 8495<br />

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Rakaia 575 Thompsons Track<br />

Staveley 289Winterslow Road<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> 36 Innes Road<br />

Open Home<br />

77.16 ha -Picture Perfect<br />

Situated in one of Mid Canterbury's premier farming areas, this is an impressive<br />

landholding featuring high quality soils, reliable irrigation andexcellent infrastructure. This<br />

intensive arable farm unit features highly productive Templetonsoils. Togetherwith the<br />

consented irrigation system, enable growing adiverse range of specialist highvalue arable<br />

and horticultural crops including flower bulb's, small seeds,potatoes, cereals plus lamb<br />

finishing. The farm has demonstrated above average andconsistentcrop yields with the<br />

ability to change land use to dairy support/cattle finishing with its past management<br />

history.<br />

5 3 2<br />

Deadline Sale closesMonday 18th<br />

March, <strong>2024</strong> at 12.00pm, (unless sold<br />

prior), Property Brokers <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR171467<br />

24.68 ha- Winterslow Lodge<br />

"Winterslow Lodge" is positioned overlooking the CanterburyPlains with<br />

panoramic views of outstanding natural and mountain landscapes.Weare<br />

privileged to offer this rarely available opportunity of alifetime in the<br />

highly regarded Staveley-foothills area. Featuring ahigh-qualitymodern<br />

homestead, wide range of shedsand improvements on awellpresented<br />

smallfarm land holding.<br />

For Sale<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR166984<br />

2ha-The ultimate lifestyle property<br />

Are you looking forthe ultimate lifestyleproperty with modern home and<br />

allthe bells and whistles to comfort and convenience. Look no further than<br />

this fantastic 2hectare property that has everything you're looking for<br />

and more!This property boastsalargefour bedroom home withadditional<br />

office space, perfect forthose who want to work from home or need a<br />

dedicated space forstudying.<br />

For Sale Buyers $995,000+<br />

View Sat 24 Feb 10.00 -10.30am<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL162835<br />

5 4 2<br />

4 2 2 4<br />

Staveley 3297 <strong>Ashburton</strong> Staveley Road<br />

MountSomers 1001 Tramway Road<br />

Open Home<br />

Stunning Staveley lifestyle<br />

Discover the epitome of modernfamily living in this stunning four bedroom home, nestled<br />

in the vibrant Mid Canterbury foothills rural communityofStaveley.Featuring breathtaking<br />

mountain views and apeaceful, private way of lifetoenjoy thequintessential "Kiwi"<br />

lifestyle. Step into a2003 built home with open plan living thatseamlesslyconnects the<br />

kitchen, dining/lounge, office or potential 5th bedroom andseparate lounge with the large<br />

outdoor patio.Large double bedrooms with built in robes, master with ensuite, generous<br />

main bathroom,plenty of storage options and generous double garage with laundry.<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

For Sale Price on Application<br />

View Sun 25 Feb 1.00 -2.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL177026<br />

8ha-Consider the options!<br />

We are excitedtopresent this 8.4593 ha lifestyle property with panoramic mountain and<br />

rural views plus building platform located close to Mt Somers. Theproperty has been<br />

carefully developed to the stage of being ready to build, with thecost andtime of<br />

development takencare of. Additionally without anybuilding covenants in place you are<br />

perfectly positioned to affordably move your lifestyledreamsaheadofschedule.<br />

Titlesofthis size with the services/driveway in place to abuilding site are seldom available<br />

plus the bonus of yards, fencing, stock waterand a5-bay shed/workshop.<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL175820<br />

Methven 2596 Rakaia Barrhill MethvenRoad<br />

Greenstreet 1071 <strong>Ashburton</strong> Staveley Road<br />

109.4 ha -Experience paradise<br />

Are youlooking for auniquepiece of paradise to call your own? Look no furtherthan our<br />

centrally located 109.4 ha (moreorless) property, with amultitude of options. With<br />

breathtaking views of theSouthern Alps and overlooking theRakaia river, this property is<br />

truly one-of-a-kind and offers arare opportunitytosecure aslice of South Island paradise.<br />

If youare looking forthe ultimate lifestyle, then The Sanctuarycould be perfect, being on<br />

the doorstep of some of theSouth Island's best activities including New Zealand best ski<br />

fields, Opuke hotpools,tramping, mountain bike trails, jetboating, fishing and hunting.<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR169906<br />

83.24 ha -Farming&nature in tandem<br />

An attractive farm unit strategically positioned for multiplelanduse options including<br />

specialised deer and dairy support. Situatedinthe heart of Mid Canterbury close to services<br />

offering logistics flexibility for dairy support, all livestockgrazing, finishing or arable<br />

production options. Natural attributesinclude aspring fedcreek with fish andbird life,<br />

mature shelterbelts and established river boundaries making for excellent livestockshelter<br />

and biosecurity. Includedinthe Greenstreet Irrigation schemeand with astrong nutrient<br />

history, the property is set forfurther irrigation/farm development.<br />

For Sale Price on Application<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR105846<br />

Willowby 352 Boundary Road<br />

Huntingdon 424 Grahams Road<br />

FinalNotice<br />

8.08 ha -Bemyvalentine<br />

Roses are red, violets are blue, is this place just for you? If you're looking for apropertythat<br />

offers everything youneed, then this is the one. With aprivatesetting and comfortable<br />

family home that is surroundedbybeautiful andmature gardens. Additionally, there is<br />

plentyofshedding available to raise calves and paddock optionstogrow animals out. If<br />

this sounds like the perfect place foryou, then don't hesitate to act quickly.<br />

4 2 1 2<br />

For Sale By Negotiation<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AR117858<br />

Live it up @Huntingdon<br />

Situatedona1.57 ha private,sheltered lifestyle block close to <strong>Ashburton</strong> andLake Hood<br />

plus in zone for Longbeach School. This is aclassy modernlifestyle property to enjoy the<br />

tranquility and picturesque views while relishing theconvenience of being close to town. A<br />

quality constructed 300 sqm built 2009 plaster over brick home ensuring durability and<br />

timeless appeal. Featuring generous open plan living with well appointed kitchen and<br />

dining areas with versatile living spaces including separate lounge that all flow seamlessly<br />

to outdoor living areas. Five double bedrooms with ensuite/WIR.<br />

5 2 2 2<br />

DeadlineSale closes Wednesday 28th<br />

<strong>February</strong>, <strong>2024</strong> at 12.00pm, (unlesssold<br />

prior), Property Brokers, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/AL171788<br />

Property Brokers Ltd LicensedREAA 2008 |pb.co.nz<br />

Proud to be here


RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL<br />

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

METHVEN 3Lochhead Crescent<br />

Your Private Oasis in the Heart of Methven<br />

This family home on a1175sqmsection offers awell<br />

appointed kitchen, dining area, separate lounge,<br />

manicured gardens, and patios. The main floor features<br />

two double bedrooms and an office,the secondstoreyhas<br />

three spacious bedroomsand asecond familybathroom.<br />

Fully fenced, internal access double garage plusa<br />

standalone garage with aworkshop.<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

VIEW<br />

1.15-1.45pm, Saturday 24 <strong>February</strong><br />

Sam Gregory<br />

M 021 0283 8791<br />

RAKAIA 139 Rolleston Street<br />

Uniquely Renovated and Extended Family Home<br />

On offeristhis stunning anduniquelyrenovatedand<br />

extended weatherboard home,nestled on alargefully<br />

fenced private section. Three bedrooms, modern kitchen<br />

with state of the art appliance,open plan living,two<br />

heatpumps,acovered deckand spa pool adds atouch of<br />

luxury. Great garaging with adouble andasingle, plus a<br />

dedicated hobby room andatreehouse!<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $595,000<br />

VIEW<br />

12.30-1.00pm, Sunday 25 <strong>February</strong><br />

Deb Roberts<br />

M 021 0752 180<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38788<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH39163<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

ALLENTON 13 Glassey Drive<br />

New Price!!<br />

Alight and bright three-bedroomhomeclad in gorgeous<br />

Oamaru Stone. The well-appointedwhitekitchenhas been<br />

modernisedand hasthe diningareacombined. Thestepdown<br />

lounge is agreat space to enjoyfamilygatherings.<br />

The freshly paintedinteriormakesthis home move in<br />

ready! Three spacious bedrooms make thisthe perfect<br />

family home, firsthome or retirementoption.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $560,000<br />

VIEW<br />

11.00-11.30am,Saturday 24 <strong>February</strong><br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 3<strong>22</strong> 84<strong>22</strong><br />

RAKAIA 133ElizabethAvenue<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 />

ENQUIRIES OVER $575,000<br />

VIEW<br />

11.45-12.15pm, Saturday24<strong>February</strong><br />

Cayla-Lee Collins | M 027 341 0949<br />

Sam Gregory | M 021 0283 8791<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38852<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38795<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

RAKAIA 92 Dunford Street<br />

Spread Your Wings in This Rakaia Gem!<br />

This spaciousand inviting four bedroom, two bathroom<br />

home sits on a1/4 acre section.Featuringamodern<br />

kitchen, open plan diningarea, log burner,separate<br />

lounge andindoor/outdoorflowontoalarge deck.Double<br />

garageand workshop, hot houseand raisedgardenbeds.<br />

Theperfect property for the growingfamilywith plenty of<br />

room for kids and pets to play!<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $549,000<br />

VIEW<br />

1.30-2.00pm,Sunday 25 <strong>February</strong><br />

Deb Roberts<br />

M 021 0752 180<br />

ALLENTON 85 PagesRoad<br />

Perfect on Pages!<br />

This spacious 4bedroom home,features light-filled<br />

kitchen, dining, andlounge areas with easy patio access.<br />

Masterwith walk-in wardrobe andensuite, three<br />

bedrooms with builtinwardrobes, plus one bedroomsits<br />

the frontofthe home wouldmake aperfect office.Gas<br />

fire, heat pump, andpartial doubleglazing.Internalaccess<br />

doublegarage,fenced yardand garden shed.<br />

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY<br />

(Unless SoldPrior)<br />

Closes2.00pm, Wednesday28<strong>February</strong><br />

VIEW<br />

10.30-11.00am, Saturday24<strong>February</strong><br />

Sam Gregory | M 021 0283 8791<br />

Dan van der Salm | M 021 918 233<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38824<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH39094<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

ASHBURTON<br />

155 William Street<br />

Amodern design and beautifully detailed home.<br />

Securelytucked away behind thefence, this three<br />

bedroom gem offers avacation like experience every<br />

day.Mast er with ensuite and spabath.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $496,000<br />

VIEW By Appointment Only<br />

Sue Prendergast |M027 3<strong>22</strong> 84<strong>22</strong><br />

ALLENTON<br />

4Miller Avenue<br />

This fabulous residence has undergone extensive<br />

updatesthroughout including re-gibbed and<br />

insulated interior walls. Thehouse and garage roof are<br />

abouttobepaintedready for thenew owner!<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $590,000<br />

VIEW By Appointment Only<br />

Sue Prendergast |M027 3<strong>22</strong> 84<strong>22</strong><br />

HINDS 80 DavidStreet<br />

Live Your Best Life!<br />

Don't just ownaproperty; embracealifestyle! Live your<br />

bestlife in ahome that combines the comforts of modern<br />

living with the serenityofcountry charm. Double garage,a<br />

large single with workshop, ample gardensheds anda<br />

hobby cottage. Gardens,space,and endless possibilities<br />

await you. Seize the opportunity to makethis<br />

extraordinary property yours!<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $529,000<br />

VIEW<br />

2.00-2.30pm, Saturday24<strong>February</strong><br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 3<strong>22</strong> 84<strong>22</strong><br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH39007<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH39139<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH39020<br />

PGG Wri sLindaFogartylicensed under R elping growthe country<br />

BusinessDevelopment<br />

Manager<br />

M 027294 4818<br />

Calvin Leen<br />

North Otago,Mid &South<br />

CanterburySales Manager<br />

M 027453 0950<br />

Stephen Watson<br />

Lifestyle&Residential<br />

M027 433 9695<br />

Deborah Roberts<br />

Residential &Lifestyle<br />

M021 075 2180<br />

TomokoWright<br />

Lifestyle&Residential<br />

M021 124 6412<br />

Mark Hanrahan<br />

RuralSales<br />

M027 432 4028<br />

JeffDonaldson<br />

Rural&Lifestyle<br />

M027 265 1290<br />

TimGallagher<br />

Rural &Lifestyle Sales<br />

M027 801 2888<br />

Dan vander Salm<br />

Rural&Lifestyle Sales<br />

M 021 918 233<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 />

and Property Manager<br />

M027 3<strong>22</strong> 84<strong>22</strong><br />

RobynLeggett<br />

Property Manager<br />

M027 214 3870<br />

DebJolly<br />

Administrator<br />

B03308 6173<br />

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under theREAA2008<br />

Helping grow thecountry


RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL<br />

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT<br />

SOLD<br />

TINWALD 16 Melcombe Street<br />

Timeless Beauty<br />

Step into elegance with this character home featuring an<br />

expansive living room, kitchen andlounge that extends to<br />

apicturesque privatebackyard.The relaxingpatio flows<br />

seamlessly from the loungeand bedrooms. Internally<br />

accessed singlegarage with an automatic door, and for<br />

the enthusiasts, asecond garage and workshop await, plus<br />

plenty of off street parking.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $635,000<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Sue Prendergast<br />

M 027 3<strong>22</strong> 84<strong>22</strong><br />

SHEFFIELD 357 WaianiwaniwaRoad<br />

Summer Safe with Multiple Farming Options<br />

An opportunity to purchase asummer safe property with<br />

multiple farming opportunities and agood balance of<br />

flats, gentle rollingand some medium steeper country.<br />

This block has been faithfully farmed as part of alarger<br />

land holding,predominantly used as aspring finishing and<br />

asummer/autumn grazing blockfor theirsheep, beef and<br />

dairy grazingoperation.<br />

Dan van der Salm<br />

M 021 918 233<br />

E dan.vandersalm@pggwrightson.co.nz<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH39089<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38493<br />

METHVEN 2Westward Way<br />

Powerful Views, Premium Location!<br />

Nestled on the outskirts of Methven,this two-storey home<br />

boasts uninterrupted views of Mt Hutt and the Methven<br />

GolfCourse.The open plan layout, abundant naturallight<br />

and versatile design create awarm andwelcoming<br />

atmosphere. Well appointedbedrooms, spacious section<br />

with the potential for further development, this property<br />

offers comfort 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 265 Methven Chertsey Road<br />

Premium Living on the Edge of Methven<br />

40 hectares of prime arable land. Executive 5-6 bedroom<br />

home plusoffice. Immaculate gardens, in-ground heated<br />

(solar) swimmingpool, covered deck and grass tennis<br />

court. Double carport with adjacent 4-bay shed/garage<br />

with power. Entire property is wired for agenerator. Fully<br />

enclosed, two 4-bay highstud sheds. Fenced into 4main<br />

paddocks, spectacular views.<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

Plus GST(if any)<br />

VIEW By Appointment Only<br />

Dan van der Salm<br />

M 021 918 233<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38077<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38851<br />

ASHBURTON 390 East Street<br />

Vendors Instructions are to SELL!<br />

"High Turnover" supermarket with atargeted andvery well<br />

supported local market with along-term lease in place.<br />

The Bel Air supermarket is awell-established,familyownedand<br />

operatedbusiness thathas supplied the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> area with all Indian, Pacifica andAsian food<br />

typesfor approximately the last 8years. Extremelystrong<br />

profit margins withroom to expand.<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

Plus GST (if any)<br />

Vendor Finance Options Available<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Jeff Donaldson | M 027 265 1290<br />

Peter Wilson | M 027 476 5329<br />

EIFFELTON 1742 Grahams Road<br />

Enchanting Lifestyle Property<br />

Embark on atransformative journey with the next chapter<br />

in your life! Uncover the hidden gems of this enchanting<br />

lifestyle property, where endless possibilities await those<br />

with akeen vision. Situated just 18km from <strong>Ashburton</strong> this<br />

3.67ha haven beckons with amodern, open plan three<br />

bedroom home. The property also boasts a3bay hay shed<br />

and an orchard of fruit trees andberry bushes.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $1M<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Jeff Donaldson | M 027 265 1290<br />

Lyz Palmer | M 027 215 9813<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH37960<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38756<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 potential subdivision<br />

opportunities.<br />

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION<br />

Plus GST (if any)<br />

VIEW<br />

By Appointment Only<br />

Jeff Donaldson<br />

M 027 265 1290<br />

METHVEN 131 Main Street<br />

AQuality Cafe in Enviable Main Street Location<br />

Exceptional business opportunity! Molecule is aflourishing<br />

and well established Methven Café with aproven track<br />

record of profitability. Ampleseatingfor over 60 guests,<br />

enjoying year round patronagefrom both locals and<br />

visitors and serving an averageof25kg of coffee per week.<br />

This opportunity includes 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 />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38065<br />

pggwre.co.nz/ASH38330<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 027453 0950<br />

Stephen Watson<br />

Lifestyle &Residential<br />

M027 433 9695<br />

DeborahRoberts<br />

Residential &Lifestyle<br />

M021 075 2180<br />

Tomoko Wright<br />

Lifestyle &Residential<br />

M021 124 6412<br />

Mark Hanrahan<br />

Rural Sales<br />

M027 432 4028<br />

JeffDonaldson<br />

Rural &Lifestyle<br />

M027 265 1290<br />

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 />

and Property Manager<br />

M027 3<strong>22</strong> 84<strong>22</strong><br />

RobynLeggett<br />

Property Manager<br />

M027 214 3870<br />

DebJolly<br />

Administrator<br />

B03308 6173<br />

PGG Wrightson Real EstateLimited,licensedunderthe REAA2008<br />

Helping growthe country


Open Homes<br />

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY<br />

300 Wills Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 9:45 -10.15am 3 1 1 AHB30759<br />

3Ferriman Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:00 -10:30am 3 1 4 AHB30731<br />

15 Hefford Place, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30 -11:00am 3 1 3 AHB30146<br />

30 Geoff Geering Drive, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 10:30 -11:00am 4 2 2 AHB30729<br />

OpenHome<br />

3/89WalnutAvenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00 -11:30am 2 1 2 AHB30757<br />

Flat 2/138 Grove Street,Tinwald 11:00 -11:30am 2 1 1 AHB30756<br />

13 Middle Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:15 -11:45am 3 1 1 AHB30434<br />

49 Spaxton Street, Methven 11:30 -12:00pm 2 1 0 MVN30081<br />

<strong>22</strong> Strowan Avenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:00 -12:30pm 4 2 2 AHB30709<br />

91 McMurdo Street,Tinwald 12:00 -12:30pm 3 1 1 AHB30772<br />

107 Grahams Road, Tinwald 12:00 -12:30pm 4 2 4 AHB30719<br />

3/51 Peter Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 12:45 -1.15pm 3 1 2 AHB30764<br />

83 Bowen Street, Rakaia 1:00 -1:30pm 4 2 4 MVN30089<br />

11 Kerr Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 1:00 -1:30pm 3 1 0 AHB30746<br />

3/89 WalnutAvenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

•Sunny homewith private front garden.<br />

•Two double bedroom with heaps ofstorage.<br />

•Spacious kitchen, dining and lounge.<br />

•Bath showervanityand separatewc<br />

•Double garage and garden shed.<br />

•Great investment or first home.<br />

•Across from the remain close to schools<br />

ForSale<br />

Offers Over$499,000<br />

View<br />

Saturday11:00 -11:30am<br />

2 1 2<br />

This property is<br />

proudly marketed by<br />

Chrissy Milne<br />

027 290 6606<br />

38 Cross Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 1:30 -2:00pm 3 1 1 AHB30716<br />

12Allens Road, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 2:15 -2:45pm 3 1 2 AHB30737<br />

40 Rogers Street, Hinds 4:00 -5:00pm 3 1 4 AHB30726<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30757<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA2008)<br />

SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY<br />

131A WalnutAvenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong> 11:00 -11:30am 2 1 1 AHB30745<br />

WEDNESDAY28THFEBRUARY<br />

83 Bowen Street, Rakaia 1:00 -1:30pm 4 2 4 MVN30089<br />

OpenHome<br />

<strong>22</strong> StrowanAvenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Building is tracking superbly well on this 4bedroom, 2<br />

Bathroom homewithin aspacious 172sqm floor plan on<br />

an easycare 500sqm section. Whether you are buying<br />

for yourself or looking foraninvestment property, then<br />

this could bethe PERFECT option foryou.<br />

ForSale<br />

$850,000<br />

View<br />

Saturday12:00 -12:30pm<br />

4 2 2<br />

Armandvan derEik<br />

021 597 527<br />

NewListing<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30709<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)<br />

119 Forest Drive, Methven<br />

4 3 2<br />

OpenHome<br />

131 AWalnut Avenue, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

•Exceptional modern brick townhouse (2016)<br />

•Superb location opp<strong>Ashburton</strong> Domain (WalnutAve)<br />

•Private rear unit, beautifully landscaped<br />

•Extra parking foruptotwo extravehicles<br />

•Two double bedrooms, master with ranchslider<br />

ForSale<br />

Offers Over$640,000<br />

View<br />

Sunday11:00 -11:30am<br />

2 1 1<br />

CherylFowler<br />

0274 612 614<br />

•Elegant residence ona6969m2 landscaped section<br />

•374m2 home designed by Bob Burnett<br />

•Modern kitchen &dining, family area,TVroom<br />

•4bedrooms, music room +den, 3spacious bathrooms<br />

•Underfloor heating throughout, solar heating +heat<br />

pump &feature gas fireplace<br />

•Two bayshed<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

closing on Thursday<br />

14th March at2:00pm<br />

(Unless Sold Prior)<br />

View<br />

by appointment only<br />

This property is<br />

proudly marketed by<br />

Margaret Feiss<br />

021 751 009<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/AHB30745<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)<br />

rwashburton.co.nz/MVN30088<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Ltd LICENSED (REAA2008)<br />

KimMiller<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

027 236 8627<br />

Lynne Bridge<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

027 410 6216<br />

Chrissy Milne<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

027 290 6606<br />

CherylFowler<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

027 461 2614<br />

BruceMcPherson<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

027 438 4250<br />

DeniseMcPherson<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

027 242 7677<br />

Armand vander Eik<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

021 597 527<br />

Shirley Fitzgerald<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

027 <strong>22</strong>0 1528<br />

Tracey Frost<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

021 279 1972<br />

Margaret Feiss<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

021 751 009<br />

Trevor Goldsmith<br />

SalesConsultant<br />

027 <strong>22</strong>5 5669<br />

Carey VonLubke<br />

Property Manager<br />

027 697 6948<br />

Janene McDowell<br />

Property Manager<br />

027 287 3388<br />

96Tancred Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong> 03 307 8317 Main Road,Tinwald 03 307 8317<br />

rwashburton.co.nz<br />

36 McMillan Street,Methven 03 303 3032


Local<br />

January<br />

Statistics<br />

Number of sales<br />

last month<br />

35<br />

Armands<br />

Properties<br />

ForSale<br />

Go to https://armandvandereik.raywhite.co.nz/<br />

formoreinformation andopen home times<br />

Go to https://armandvandereik.raywhite.co.nz/<br />

formoreinformation andopen home times<br />

3/51 Peter Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

213<br />

• Superdesirable rear standalone townhouse<br />

• Huge open plan Living<br />

• Built in 1993<br />

• 3 large double bedroomswithwardrobes<br />

• Simple easycare section<br />

• Extra large double internal access garage<br />

with auto door<br />

• Fabulous location near town centre<br />

Deadline Sale closing on Tuesday27th <strong>February</strong><br />

at 3:00pm (UnlessSold Prior)<br />

15 Hefford Place, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

313<br />

• Near newroof<br />

• New log burner<br />

• New carpet &vinyl throughout<br />

• New drapes<br />

• New dishwasher<br />

• Freshly painted<br />

• Updated landscaping<br />

• XLexternal double garage<br />

• PLUS internal access single garage<br />

Deadline Sale closing on Tuesday5th March<br />

at 3:00pm (UnlessSold Prior)<br />

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

423<br />

• Centrally located modern home<br />

• 2 xdouble internal access garages<br />

• 3 bedrooms<br />

• 2 bathrooms (including en-suite)<br />

• 2 heatpumps +HRV +underfloor heating<br />

• Double glazed<br />

• Burglar alarm<br />

• Stunning outdoor flowfor summer<br />

Average days<br />

on the market<br />

58<br />

Go to https://armandvandereik.raywhite.co.nz/<br />

formoreinformation andopen home times<br />

$680,000<br />

Recent Solds<br />

Average sale price<br />

January <strong>2024</strong><br />

$498,500<br />

SOLD<br />

SOLD<br />

SOLD<br />

Armand vander Eik 021 597 527<br />

| armand.vandereik@raywhite.com<br />

www.facebook.com/armandvandereikrealstate/<br />

https://armandvandereik.raywhite.co.nz/<br />

Real Estate Mid Canterbury Property Limited Licensed (REAA2008)


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Tammy McDougall<br />

Business Owner &Sales<br />

Consultant M 0274 727 535<br />

Phillip Kenny<br />

Principal<br />

M 027 475 3669<br />

Lisa Kenny<br />

Management Team<br />

M 027 642 8200<br />

Natalie Harris<br />

Finance/Admin<br />

P (03) 308 6497<br />

Jill Leonard<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274 982 500<br />

Della Glassey<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274 308 124<br />

Tracey Henderson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274 058 064<br />

Sarah Everist<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 021 0828 5816<br />

Alexia Sloane<br />

Rental Manager<br />

M 027 776 6497<br />

Jemma Burch<br />

Operations &Compliance<br />

P (03) 308 6497<br />

Santana Reid<br />

Administrator<br />

P (03) 308 6497<br />

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Tammy McDougall<br />

Business Owner &Sales<br />

Consultant M 0274 727 535<br />

Phillip Kenny<br />

Principal<br />

M 027 475 3669<br />

LisaKenny<br />

Management Team<br />

M 027642 8200<br />

NatalieHarris<br />

Finance/Admin<br />

P (03) 308 6497<br />

Jill Leonard<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274 982 500<br />

Della Glassey<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274 308 124<br />

TraceyHenderson<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 0274058 064<br />

SarahEverist<br />

Sales Consultant<br />

M 021 08285816<br />

AlexiaSloane<br />

Rental Manager<br />

M 027 776 6497<br />

Jemma Burch<br />

Operations &Compliance<br />

P (03) 308 6497<br />

Santana Reid<br />

Administrator<br />

P (03) 308 6497<br />

Contributortorealestate.co.nz<br />

harcourts.co.nz /(03) 308-6497


FINAL NOTICE<br />

Methven 138 Forest Drive<br />

694 sqm 3 1 2<br />

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu <strong>22</strong>Feb <strong>2024</strong><br />

The George, 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch Central City,8013<br />

View by appointment<br />

Rosa Dekker 0274 655 387 rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

138 Escape<br />

Welcome to an exquisite property that embodiesthe epitomeofcomfort and convenience in the heart of Methven.<br />

This attractive, low-maintenance gem boasts three bedroomsand two bathrooms, meticulously designed to offer a<br />

lifestyle of ease and sophistication. As youstep inside, you'll be impressedbythe contemporary kitchen and open<br />

living space, large windows and dual sliding doors give an added feel of light and space. Picture yourself entertaining<br />

guests with ease as these spaces effortlessly connect to thedeck,extending further to acharming patio area. From<br />

here, you'll relish the view of your easy-care fully fenced garden—atranquil retreat forthose seekingapeaceful<br />

escape. The well-proportioned bedrooms and bathrooms exemplify thoughtful design, making efficient use of every<br />

inch of space. Each of the three bedrooms is agenerous double, completewith built-in wardrobes.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/55<strong>22</strong>987<br />

Methven 191 Main Street<br />

462 sqm 7 2 3<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705 014fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Live or invest<br />

This unique real estate opportunity boasts two distinct properties underasingle title, making it an attractive<br />

proposition forastute investors. Both residences featuregenerouslysized kitchens andexpansive north-facing<br />

lounge areas, offering an inviting atmosphere forresidents and guests alike. The lower property encompasses three<br />

bedrooms andhas undergone two impressive bathroom renovations, ensuring moderncomfort and convenience.<br />

Meanwhile, the upper residence boasts four bedroomsand aspacious family bathroom,catering to avariety of<br />

lifestyle needs. Currently operating as asuccessful Airbnb venture, thisproperty providesflexibility in income<br />

generation. The optiontolease each level independently offers potentialfor additional rentalincome or the freedom<br />

to inhabit one unit while capitalizing on the rental potentialofthe other.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/55<strong>22</strong>904<br />

Methven 80A Forest Drive<br />

436 sqm 3 1 2 1<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Rosa Dekker 0274 655 387 rosa.dekker@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Hassle free lifestyle<br />

Situated on aprivate rear 436sqm (more or less) section, this two-storey home was builtwith style and space in mind.<br />

Perfect for those looking for alow maintenance, convenientlifestyle without the needtocompromise on space.<br />

Highly functional living on theground floor with agenerous openplan kitchen and living area, opening out onto a<br />

private patio and lawn area. On the ground floor you will alsofind two doublebedroomsserviced by agenerously<br />

sized family bathroom, ensuring ample space for comfortable living. Venture upstairs to discover the master suite<br />

with ensuite, walk in robe and private deck area with stunning views of Mt Hutt, offering atouch of seclusion.<br />

Practicalities of the home include, gas fire, heatpumpand an internal access single garage.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/55<strong>22</strong>681<br />

Staveley 137 Sawmill Road<br />

3.6927 ha 4 2 2 2<br />

Price by Negotiation<br />

View by appointment<br />

Fee Ensor 021 705 014fee.ensor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Staveley lifestyle<br />

Nestled in the tranquil embraceofrural Staveley, this exceptionalproperty hasfantastic mountainviews and was<br />

constructed in 2016, harmoniously combines contemporary living withrustic allure. Encompassingapproximately 3.7<br />

hectares of unspoiled countryside, this two-level homeinvites youintoaworld of charmand modernity. Step through<br />

the entrance to unveil aspaciousopen-plan design seamlessly uniting the kitchen, dining, and living areas. The chapel<br />

ceiling adorned with exposed beams adds atouch of grandeur,while the woodburner imparts both warmthand<br />

character. An adaptable offset study and living space create opportunitiesfor creative pursuits or relaxation,<br />

effortlessly extending to theoutdoor alfresco dining areawhere you can relish nature'sbeautywhile enjoying ameal.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5521636<br />

bayleys.co.nz


NEW LISTING<br />

Rakaia 120 Ulundi Road<br />

4.04 ha<br />

DeadlineSale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Fri 15 Mar <strong>2024</strong><br />

View byappointment<br />

Simon Sharpin 027 631 8087 simon.sharpin@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Bill Kingston 027 443 8172 bill.kingston@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Two titles with apotential income stream<br />

Located on the rural fringes of Rakaia is aunique opportunity to purchase4.04ha (more or less) in twotitles.Planted<br />

with approximately 360 walnut trees in three varieties ranging from approximately8–20 yearsold,these trees are<br />

well established. Two sheds housethe processing and packing areas as well as aworkshopand break room, complete<br />

withakitchenette and bathroom.Locatedonlyminutes fromthe Rakaia township where there are cafes, pubs and a<br />

supermarket for convenience.Rakaia has fast become acommutable option through to Rolleston and Christchurch<br />

forpeoplewho want to live in the country. This property holds plenty of potentialwithmultiple titles, numerous<br />

buildingsites, mountainviewsand the capability to create incomefrom the trees. Don’thesitate to contact Simon or<br />

Bill to arrangeaninspectiontoday.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5523273<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Allenton 177 HarrisonStreet<br />

1,550 sqm 4 1 1 2<br />

For Sale offers invited over $599,000<br />

View Sat 11-11.30am or by appointment<br />

Emily Smith 027 <strong>22</strong>2 4596 emily.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Primelocation awaits<br />

This four-bedroom property situated on aspacious 1,550sqm(more or less) section hasbeenlovingly renovated.<br />

Located on a private rear section in Allenton, this propertyoffers modern, convenient living. The kitchenhas been<br />

designed for both functionality and style, featuring premium appliancesand ample storage space.Open-plan living<br />

connectsthe kitchen,dining, andliving areas, creatingaperfectspace for family gatheringsand entertainingguests.<br />

Awrap-around deck leading to the spa pool completes the outdoor area,offering arelaxingspace to unwind in<br />

comfort andstyle.Aheat pump warms and cools thehouse all year round.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5523281<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Tinwald 31B Ashbury Drive<br />

853 sqm 4 2 3<br />

AskingPrice $859,000<br />

View Sat 10-10.30am,Sun 11-11.30am &Wed 5.30-6pm or by appointment<br />

Emma Phillips 027 4833110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Brandnew and readyfor you<br />

Abrand newfour-bedroom home that’sbeen thoughtfully designedfor modern living. This propertyoffers aperfect<br />

blend of comfort and functionality. Inside, you'll find four spacious bedrooms withthe masterbedroom including an<br />

ensuitefor addedprivacyand convenience.<br />

The heartofthishomeisawell-appointed kitchen, completewith high-qualitykitchen appliancesand awalk-in<br />

pantry to keep everything organised.The open living spaces are designedfor both relaxation andentertaining. A<br />

separate living area allows forvarious activities,ensuring everyone in the family hastheir ownspace.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5523231<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

Netherby 4Kitchener Street<br />

624 sqm 3 1 1 1<br />

For Sale offers invited over $549,000<br />

View Sun 10-10.30am orbyappointment<br />

Emma Phillips 027 4833110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALANAND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Effortless living<br />

This low maintenance, permanent material home offers threegenerousbedrooms and afussfree section.Embrace<br />

easy living with an open plan layout in the kitchen, diningand living area which invites family gatherings andeffortless<br />

entertaining. Amodernisedkitchenexudes functionalityand style while the tiled bathroomadds atouch of luxury.<br />

The attachedgarage offers more thanjustparking,providingample storagecupboards foryourconvenience. Stay<br />

comfortable all year round with the heatpump. This propertyembodies simpleliving andcontemporary charm,<br />

inviting you to make ityour own. Call todaytoenquire about thisproperty or to make aviewing appointment.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/55<strong>22</strong>851<br />

bayleys.co.nz


Mayfield 615 Shepherds Bush Road<br />

80.9368 ha<br />

Price by Negotiation<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 />

Grazing and support<br />

Located in the popular upper plainsarea of Mid Canterbury, in two titles, with irrigationwater sourced fromthe MHV<br />

pressurised scheme, this property is of very good shape, with pivot irrigation covering approximately 73 hectares<br />

plus K-line in the corners. Currently used for dairy support with totalRSU'sat1902 and 13 hectares of winterfeed,<br />

allowing heifers and winter cows. There is alarge set of cattle yards and afour-bay shed, and aformed central lane<br />

accesses 12 evenly-sized paddocks.<br />

Acomfortable four-bedroom home with open planliving, set in an established and sheltered setting, provides staff or<br />

family accommodation. This represents agreat opportunity as afarm start or add-on to alarger operation. The<br />

current lease is expiring and clear instructions fromthe vendors are to sell.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5520254<br />

Tinwald 270 and 280 Tinwald Westerfield Mayfield Road<br />

8ha<br />

Asking Price $665,000 +GST (if any)<br />

View by appointment<br />

Emma Phillips 027 483 3110 emma.phillips@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Mike Preston 027 430 7041 mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSEDUNDER THE REAACT 2008<br />

Discover tranquility and convenience<br />

Boundary lines are indicativeonly<br />

Two eight-hectare (more or less) bare land lots conveniently situated in close proximityto<strong>Ashburton</strong> town centre,<br />

invite you to embrace alifestyle of ease.<br />

Just 6.5 kilometres fromthe centre of <strong>Ashburton</strong> and3.5 kilometres from the Tinwald Shopping Centre, this location<br />

offers supermarkets, dairy, cafes, fuel, and tavern, early childhood centres and primaryschools close by,with the<br />

Tinwald Golf Course and the picturesque Lake Hoodaneasy drive away.<br />

With panoramic views from multiple building sites, each lotisequipped withpowerand fibre at the boundary,fully<br />

fenced, and with the security of new wooden gates at the formed entranceways.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/55<strong>22</strong>975<br />

Lismore 492 Cracroft Maronan Road<br />

127.0825 ha<br />

Asking Price $6,950,000 +GST (if any)<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 />

Barnscroft -dairy support<br />

Efficiency is the order of the day, with ahistoryofwinter cowand heifer grazing utilising the MayfieldHinds Valetta<br />

scheme irrigationwater, storage pond and two pivot irrigators. Easeofstock movement and laneway access to all<br />

paddocks showthat the farm layout works smoothly.<br />

Overlooking the pond is the magnificent four-bedroom home, capturing the sun and with views to the mountains. The<br />

home includes modern features, outdoor living, and alarge open-plankitchen with butler‘s pantry. Anothershed<br />

provides garaging and storage, and aself-contained unitisideal forfamilyoroverflow of guests.<br />

This is an excellent opportunity to expand your business, start anew venture or invest in your farming future.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5520196<br />

FINAL NOTICE<br />

Tinwald Wilkins Road<br />

57.207 ha<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 29Feb <strong>2024</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 />

Opportunity awaits<br />

Nestled on the outskirts of Tinwald, with convenient access to <strong>Ashburton</strong>, this expansiveparcel of land boasts an<br />

array of features that make it an idealinvestment.<br />

The land spans across seven approximately eight-hectare blocks, each with its own title,quality deep silt soils and<br />

trimmed pine hedging, providing not only aesthetic appeal but also serving as natural shelter.<br />

The property has been in the same ownership for36years with numerous farm operations, most recently rearingand<br />

finishing beef cattle plus selling surplus grass to the dairyindustry. This adds adiverse element to the property but<br />

also an opportunity for asimple transition to continue similar agriculturalpractices. However, underlying this arethe<br />

seven separate titles.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/55<strong>22</strong>625<br />

bayleys.co.nz


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

OPEN HOME<br />

15 ROBINSON STREET 2 1 1<br />

EASY CARE MODERN HOME<br />

This lovely home is awonderful opportunity<br />

to downsize to your forever home, keeping<br />

life simple, or for the busy person who’s<br />

wanting a comfortable affordable home.<br />

Warm winter fire, sun shining through<br />

windows makes a cosy home all round.<br />

Located inpopular Rakaia, it’s an comute to<br />

Christchurch or <strong>Ashburton</strong> for amenties or<br />

work. Immediate possession available.<br />

For Sale Price By Negotiation<br />

View Saturday 10.00 -10.30am<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/ARHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

20 GRAYBURN ROAD 4 3 9<br />

OUR VENDORS ON THE MOVE<br />

Introducing a splendid 4-bedroom haven,<br />

spanning an impressive 230 square meters.<br />

The master suite is a realm of comfort,<br />

featuring a luxurious ensuite bathroom,<br />

complete with awalk-in wardrobe, ensuring<br />

privacy and elegance. Fully ducted central<br />

heating along with double glazing, keeping<br />

you cosy and warm throughout the cooler<br />

months and air conditioner for hot days.<br />

For Sale Buyer Enquiry Over $1,200,000<br />

View Saturday 11.15 -11.45am<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/APHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

20A PRINCES STREET 3 2 2<br />

SMART TOWN HOUSE PRICE REDUCED<br />

Lovely home to kick back relaxand enjoy the<br />

privacy ofaback section neighbouring onto<br />

McLeans Park, giving abit of acountry feel.<br />

Close to amenities and centre of town this is<br />

a great forever home.<br />

For Sale Offers Over $580,000<br />

View<br />

Saturday 12.15 - 12.45pm<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/ATHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

OPEN HOME<br />

80 PAGES ROAD 4 2 2<br />

HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2ND PLACE 2000<br />

Nestled amongst other high-calibre homes in the<br />

picturesque and quiet Pages Road, you can have<br />

the best of both worlds -asecluded hideaway for<br />

yourself and your family with the bonus of being<br />

close to town. Timeless elegance and classic<br />

design blend seamlessly in this impressive home.<br />

Family or guests can relax in front of a feature<br />

pond with the stream running along the boundary<br />

with arural ambience.<br />

For Sale Buyer Enquiry Over $819,000<br />

View Saturday 1.15 -1.45pm<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AXHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

SALE BY DEADLINE<br />

3BURNETT STREET 2 1 1<br />

CHARMING 2BEDROOM UNIT IN ALLENTON<br />

This lovely unit finds itself in the welcoming<br />

neighborhood of Allenton, just across from<br />

the local frisbee golf course, ea networks<br />

and down the road from town –perfect for<br />

leisurely weekends. Sale by deadline closing<br />

on Wednesday 6th March <strong>2024</strong> at 2pm at LJ<br />

Hooker, 65 Tancred Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong> (unless<br />

sold prior)<br />

For Sale Offers Over $339,000<br />

View By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AZHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 0<strong>22</strong> 308 6885<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.Situatedinanideal location close to<br />

primary schools and pre schools just around<br />

the corner.<br />

For Sale Offers Over $449,000<br />

View By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AJHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Julie Srhoy 021 354 885<br />

LOT 3&41946 ARNOLD VALLEY ROAD<br />

BUILD ORBANK THE LAND!<br />

These exceptionally privatesectionsoffer the<br />

ultimate lifestyle with the Moana township<br />

just astroll away. Situated approx 50 mins<br />

from Hokitika, Lake Brunner is amagnet for<br />

tourists &Christchurch residents. Everything<br />

is right atyour doorstep. 2freehold titles left.<br />

For Sale AskingPrice $259,000 +GST if any<br />

View By Appointment<br />

ljhooker.co.nz/AJHYK<br />

Agent<br />

Manu Otene 0<strong>22</strong> 308 6885<br />

1425 LAKE BRUNNER ROAD 3 1 -<br />

DISCOVER SERENITY &SPLENDOR<br />

Sprawling across a generous 8000m²,<br />

divided into 2 titles, this haven offers not<br />

only spacious living with 2-3 bdrms but<br />

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59<br />

‘Million dollar view’ campsite closed<br />

BY JONATHAN LEASK<br />

Local democracy reporter<br />

A popular camping spot with<br />

“million dollar views” in Mid<br />

Canterbury has been closed<br />

and blocked by bollards ­<br />

infuriating locals.<br />

Hakatere Huts is acoastal<br />

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

Hakatere River mouth, which<br />

splits into two parts, upper and<br />

lower, based on the landscape's<br />

geographical divide.<br />

Upper Hakatere had a<br />

camping area for around 60<br />

years until the council closed it<br />

last year.<br />

Wooden bollards were<br />

installed in <strong>February</strong> 2023 to<br />

block vehicle access and<br />

signpost it as apicnic area,<br />

while new picnic tables were<br />

installed. Camping is now<br />

restricted to Lower Hakatere.<br />

Hakatere Hut<br />

representatives said it caught<br />

the residents by surprise as<br />

there had been no consultation.<br />

Residents Gary Clancy, TJ<br />

Jonker, and Fritha Tagg are<br />

leading acampaign to bring<br />

back the campground, or at<br />

least get rid of the bollards.<br />

“It was so easy to put them in,<br />

it would be so easy to take them<br />

out.”<br />

The bollards don’t fit with the<br />

aesthetic of the site and are<br />

more suitable “in afarmyard or<br />

aprison”, Jonker said.<br />

The district council<br />

explained it was an operational<br />

decision in response to<br />

complaints, safety concerns,<br />

and wanting camping at the<br />

settlement to be self­funding.<br />

District council business<br />

support group manager Leanne<br />

Macdonald said it had been<br />

discussed with hut residents<br />

last year.<br />

The campground caretaker<br />

ANGRY: Hakatere Huts residents Fritha Tagg, TJ Jonker and Gary Clancy are leading acampaign to<br />

restore vehicle access and camping at the Upper Hakatere.<br />

left and they were unable to fill<br />

the role so they needed ‘‘to limit<br />

where campers camp to keep<br />

maintenance and cleaning<br />

work down”, she said.<br />

“When we met with the<br />

residents, we clarified that the<br />

minimal income received from<br />

people camping in this area did<br />

not cover the cost of a<br />

caretaker, and any cleaning or<br />

maintenance is primarily<br />

funded by the general<br />

ratepayer.”<br />

However, Clancy said he<br />

didn'tbelieve the suggestion it<br />

needed to be self­funding was a<br />

credible argument, based on<br />

other reserves, camping and<br />

picnic areas he looked at in the<br />

district.<br />

Coastal erosion was also cited<br />

as afactor in the decision, but a<br />

setback fence was installed in<br />

2017 to stop heavy vehicles from<br />

parking near the cliffs, Clancy<br />

said.<br />

“There are plenty of<br />

examples of places where there<br />

is no overnight camping but you<br />

can picnic and people can park<br />

their vehicles on the grass<br />

without bollards, so why not<br />

here?” Clancy said.<br />

“(Visitors) came here for the<br />

million dollar view. You never<br />

see anybody here now.”<br />

Tagg said the bollards,<br />

parking, and undulating terrain<br />

also made it hard for the<br />

elderly and those with mobility<br />

issues to use the picnic tables.<br />

“There were lots of people<br />

that would come for apicnic,<br />

cup of tea or sit for awhile and<br />

soak in the view but they can’t<br />

do it now.<br />

“The bollards prevent anyone<br />

from parking close.’’<br />

Jonker said there was no<br />

signage to let visitors know of<br />

the change.<br />

In response, McDonald said<br />

each area in the district was<br />

treated uniquely with its own<br />

appropriate solution.<br />

“The bollards were primarily<br />

installed to discourage<br />

camping and direct campers to<br />

the lower level.<br />

“We also hoped to create a<br />

picnic area that encouraged<br />

day visitors to enjoy the picnic<br />

area and the views on the upper<br />

level.<br />

“People can, and still do park<br />

at the site.’’<br />

The bollards make the picnic<br />

area asafe space for families<br />

with children, she said.<br />

Additional signage to direct<br />

campers to Lower Hakatere<br />

would be considered,<br />

McDonald said.<br />

The residents plan to present<br />

apetition to the council and<br />

submit to the long­term plan,<br />

calling for the campground's<br />

reinstatement, or at least the<br />

removal of the bollards.<br />

The long­term plan is<br />

proposing to replace the old<br />

toilets at Lower Hakatere with<br />

a$240,000 new toilet block.<br />

“Since we are encouraging<br />

campers to use lower Hakatere<br />

campsite, we are proposing to<br />

replace the existing septic tank<br />

toilets with new dry vault<br />

facilities nearer to the camping<br />

area, and away from the<br />

eroding coastline,” McDonald<br />

said.<br />

The old changing shed was<br />

slated for demolition, but after<br />

discussion with the residents, it<br />

is set to be repurposed as a<br />

shelter, she said.<br />

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you’re not sure about it or your gut<br />

feeling tells you that’snot right, it<br />

probably isn’t.<br />

“While Ican’t absolutely say<br />

about the cause of the fireyet,<br />

what we do say is that if you’ve got<br />

suspicions about some activitythat<br />

you’re concerned about, please<br />

report it to the police as soon as<br />

possible, particularly any video<br />

footage of persons,”Appley said.<br />

He confirmed a‘number of<br />

people’ have already presented<br />

video footage to police.<br />

“Yesterday, within avery short<br />

period of about two or three hours,<br />

we had three separate residents<br />

come with good information and<br />

video footage.<br />

“We always got an open mind to<br />

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started legitimately,” Appleysaid.<br />

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investigations with police support.<br />

Police earlier appealedfor<br />

photos and videos of the Port Hills<br />

fire in its infancy.<br />

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Hills between1.30pm and 5pm on<br />

<strong>February</strong> 13, <strong>2024</strong>.”<br />

AFenz spokesperson said they<br />

had an “immediate response” to<br />

the request with337 people<br />

providing images and footage.<br />

“Many people also included a<br />

description of what they saw at the<br />

time, and this has also been very<br />

helpful.”<br />

Fenz incident controller Steve<br />

Kennedy said: “Overnight crews<br />

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many of the hotspots and also the<br />

deep­seatedburning at one of the<br />

largest skid sites.”<br />

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further areas that require<br />

attention today.<br />

Kennedy said the rain was<br />

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suppression, but also meant<br />

conditions would become slippery.<br />

“Access tracks on the steep<br />

terrain will be checked before<br />

crews start working on some parts<br />

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Firefighters will again be<br />

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are available. It comes as Fenz<br />

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Kennedy earlier said crews<br />

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considered at risk.<br />

The fire operations around the<br />

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The investigation into the cause<br />

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Worsley Rd resident Anna Spark<br />

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home.<br />

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Celtic SeaSnakes’ good start<br />

The Celtic SeaSnakes have started<br />

pre­season rugby with an influx of<br />

new and returningplayers, player/comanager<br />

Tayla Barnaby says.<br />

The women’s rugby team is playing<br />

in the Canterbury Metro Premier<br />

Reserve Grade, 10s competition.<br />

‘‘We have awhole bunch of<br />

returning players from last year<br />

which we love, some have experience<br />

and have played for the Sea Snakes<br />

for years, and some are one season in<br />

and coming back for the second<br />

season.’’<br />

Barnaby, who is co­manager<br />

alongside Rosie Twamley, said preseason<br />

training, run by coaches<br />

Shaun Cooper and Logan Smart, are<br />

held at Celtic rugby club on Keenans<br />

Rd, in <strong>Ashburton</strong> on Tuesdays and<br />

Thursdays from 6.30pm.<br />

It was considered the start of the<br />

women’s rugby season, she said.<br />

‘‘It isn't the typical ‘running &<br />

fitness' training you would imagine,’’<br />

she said.<br />

‘‘We are incorporating abunch of<br />

workshopping/team building/goal<br />

setting, fun games (and) activities<br />

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local knowledgeable rugby coaches<br />

to take some sessions on particular<br />

aspects of the game.’’<br />

She said the team offered afun,<br />

family friendly environment to suit<br />

all women, at all ages and stages of<br />

their playing careers. They also had a<br />

supportiveCeltic JAB and<br />

sponsorship from McKain Quality<br />

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Construction and Stockers Solutions.<br />

Anyone interested in following the<br />

team or playing can check out the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> Celtic Sea Snakes ­<br />

Womens Facebook page, she said.<br />

Players of any ability could play.<br />

‘‘There are somanyexciting things in<br />

store for the team as well as Women's<br />

Rugby especially in Mid Canterbury ­<br />

if you wanttobeinvolvedcome along<br />

and see us. We are very fun and<br />

welcoming.’’<br />

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RAKAIA SUPERVISOR WANTED<br />

We are looking for awell organised person to manage the distribution of<br />

advertising material &local newspapers into household letter boxes.<br />

This is apart-time contract position where you can co-ordinate most of your<br />

work from home,allowing the opportunitytocontinue or applyfor work in other<br />

fields. Thepositionmay includemanaging ateamofdeliverers.<br />

This role could suit anathome parent, retiree or someone returning to the<br />

workforce.<br />

Youwill need asuitable vehicle, mobile phone, computer with internet access<br />

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Forfurther informationplease contact Mark<br />

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We have aposition available for aMedia Sales Consultant tojoin our<br />

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sellingadvertising space for theCentral RuralLife as well as The<strong>Courier</strong><br />

Timaru, Star Media, Otago Daily Times, odt.co.nz and other targeted<br />

publications.<br />

This varied yet busy role will be based in Timaru. You will be involved<br />

with buildingrelationships with currentand future customersbycreating<br />

advertisingsolutionsthathelp solve acustomer’sultimate goal,growing<br />

their business. Abackground or understandingofthe ruralsection would<br />

be an advantage.<br />

The successful candidatewillhave:<br />

• Exceptional communications skills<br />

• Ahighly motivated andpositive attitude<br />

• Theability to engage with clients from amultitude of backgrounds<br />

• Strongtime-managementand organisational skills<br />

• Asense of humour, strong team work ethic and have the ability to<br />

work to deadlines<br />

• Afulldriver’slicence is essential<br />

Allied Press is alocally owned media company, proudly publishing<br />

Central Rural life, The <strong>Courier</strong> Timaru, Otago Daily Times and includes<br />

StarMedia, odt.co.nz andahost of other publications andproducts over<br />

theSouth Island.<br />

What we offer<br />

• Permanentroleinanestablished business<br />

• Commission package<br />

• Enjoy beingpart of asmall, dedicated team<br />

This position can either be full-time or maysuitsomeonewho would<br />

liketowork on apart-time basis. This is negotiable for therightperson.<br />

Informal inquiries aboutthe role arewelcome andshouldbedirected to<br />

MarkJulius, Sales Manager,atmark.julius@alliedpress.co.nz or call 027<br />

524 6968.<br />

Applicationswill closeonFriday,15March <strong>2024</strong>. Please email<br />

Mark as above.<br />

Notewewillbeshortlisting as we receive applications, so mayclose<br />

for newapplicationsprior to this date.<br />

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Fixedterm full time team teaching<br />

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Startdate: 3June <strong>2024</strong>. End date: 19 December<strong>2024</strong><br />

We welcome enthusiastic applicantswho are<br />

knowledgeable andpassionate<br />

about N/E education.<br />

Youwill be well supported andvalued in awell<br />

resourcedmulti -cultural kura.<br />

Please phone Phil Wheeler (03) 308 5799 or email<br />

enquiries,orsend your CV withtwo or more<br />

listed referees to principal@netherby.school.nz<br />

GARDEN SUPPLIES<br />

ENTERTAINMENT<br />

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pack for $140. Call Ian 027<br />

286 3697, or John 027 434<br />

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ENTERTAINMENT<br />

TutusOnTour RoyalNZBallet<br />

Tuesday27th <strong>February</strong> 7pm<br />

A+B Reserve TicketsAdults $40*/$35*<br />

Child$25*/$20* GoldCard$34*/$29.70*<br />

Group6+ $36*/$31.50*<br />

Tutu’s on Tour arecoming to our stageand<br />

will featureexcerpts from former Artistic<br />

DirectorRussell Kerr’sbeautiful production<br />

of Swan Lake.This is the perfect Ballet for<br />

all ages.Book your tickets today.<br />

RoyalNew Zealand AirForce Band<br />

Friday 1st March7pm<br />

Adults from $32* and Children $5*<br />

The Royal NZ Air Force Band is an<br />

exceptionally talented band featuring the<br />

local talents of leading Aircraftman Matt<br />

Mulholland, the RNZAF Drumline, and<br />

the bands resident bagpiper Sergeant<br />

Murray Mansfield. Your chancetoenjoythe<br />

instrumental,versatilityand talentofatruly<br />

professional and world-classmilitaryband.<br />

GenreFluid–ArtsOnTour NZ<br />

Tuesday12th March6pm –OpenHat<br />

BaringSquare or<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Event Centre if wet<br />

Dynamic DuoGenreFluid fuse music<br />

and theatreintofunk rock anthemsand<br />

improvised acts with their uniquesynergy,<br />

morphing style,sound and characterinto<br />

acaptivating experiencefor all ages to<br />

groove and be moved. Come,enjoy then<br />

paywhatyou think the showisworth.<br />

LesMisérables –Variety Theatre<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Fri.17th May–Sat.25th May<strong>2024</strong><br />

Adults $95* /Gold Card $60* /<br />

Child12+under $55*<br />

With glorious staging,dazzling reimagined<br />

sceneryand atalentedcast, this musical<br />

phenomenon is not to be missed.Ithas<br />

been seen by over 130 million people<br />

worldwide and features one of the greatest<br />

scores ever.Proudly sponsored by NBS.<br />

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Plastic Rotational Moulder<br />

Rotowiper Ltd isasmall manufacturing company<br />

established in <strong>Ashburton</strong>. We have a plastic<br />

rotational moulding operation that has grown<br />

significantly over the last few years. Due to astaff<br />

member moving on we require the services of a<br />

person to learn all facets of therotationalmoulding<br />

process. This position will ideally suit ayounger<br />

person who is seeking acareer aswewill offer afull<br />

training program such as an apprenticeship to the<br />

rightperson afteraqualifying period.<br />

People with rotational moulding experience should<br />

also apply as full consideration will be given tothe<br />

best applicant.<br />

The person will need to show initiative, willingness<br />

to listen &learn as well be able to work within a<br />

team environmentplus at timesbeable to work with<br />

minimal supervision.<br />

Please apply with your CV To:<br />

TheFactory Manager<br />

email –admin@rotowiper.com<br />

Tel-03 3084497<br />

2655926<br />

ENTERTAINMENT<br />

STIRLING Eccles Topaz<br />

2004. Two berth caravan<br />

and accessories. Gas,<br />

Power and Battery. Current<br />

WOF and COF. $23,0000<br />

ono. Ph 027 277 0705.<br />

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www.ashburtoncourier.co.nz<br />

TRADE &SERVICES<br />

ACTIVE MAINTENANCE -<br />

HEATPUMP maintenance,<br />

installation and repairs.<br />

HRV filter replacement.<br />

GUTTER CLEANING for<br />

single storey homes and<br />

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ALTERATIONS, SEWING,<br />

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Michelle on 027 352 7248.<br />

BUILDING and property<br />

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Specialist in renovations<br />

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carports and retaining,<br />

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also do tree pruning and<br />

removal. Call Gavin 021<br />

267 1979.<br />

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Satellite setups, Appliances,<br />

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kits, Plumbing,<br />

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and parts. See our retail<br />

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CARAVAN Repairs <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Available for all types<br />

of maintenance and<br />

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repairs, Solar panels,<br />

Fridges, Batteries. Body<br />

repair and painting. Call<br />

Des 027 351 7771 or Cody<br />

0<strong>22</strong> 354 4632.<br />

CARPET-2-YOU for all your<br />

flooring needs. Supplier<br />

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vinyl, re-stretch and repair,<br />

carpet cleaning. Phone<br />

Mike Gill 027 491 4210.<br />

CARR’S Chimney Cleaning,<br />

servicing <strong>Ashburton</strong> and<br />

surrounding districts, $80<br />

per chimney. Phone<br />

Rodney on 03 324 2999<br />

and leave amessage.<br />

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CLOTHING Alterations:<br />

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wedding dresses and<br />

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TRADE &SERVICES<br />

ENGINEERING repairs, fabrication,<br />

farm equipment<br />

service and maintenance,<br />

WOF repairs, machining<br />

and welding. Odd jobs a<br />

speciality. Mobile workshop.<br />

Can Collect. Phone<br />

Malcolm 0274 754 241.<br />

FURNITURE Removals. For<br />

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office relocations, call<br />

Nudges Furniture<br />

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0609.<br />

GUTTER Cleaning. Using a<br />

vacuum system to clean<br />

out the debris is a faster<br />

and cleaner process. Call<br />

Allan on 027 209 5026.<br />

HOME-HANDYMAN/<br />

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Decking, Carports, Cladding<br />

restoration and Timber<br />

window repairs. General<br />

home-handyman work.<br />

Phone Lindsay 027 230<br />

0205.<br />

LOCKSMITH/DOOR repairs.<br />

Keys/locks, sliding and<br />

bifold door roller repairs.<br />

Mobile service. Call Nigel at<br />

Doors and More and 027<br />

516 7104.<br />

PAINTER for all your painting<br />

needs. No job too small,<br />

inside or outside. Professional,<br />

friendly service.<br />

Phone Pete 03 308 1672 or<br />

027 200 1619.<br />

TILING - For all your tiling<br />

requirements including kitchen<br />

splash backs, flooring<br />

etc. (Full water proofing)<br />

Call Kevin on 027 496<br />

8314.<br />

PLASTERING<br />

&COATINGS<br />

Rockcote. Waterproofing.<br />

Texture/Specialist<br />

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The Finishing Company<br />

03 307 8870 2651729<br />

ROOF SERVICE -Moss and<br />

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gutter leak repairs, residential<br />

and commercial. For<br />

prompt service -call your<br />

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021 197 8128.<br />

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control for homes, offices<br />

and cars. Phone Craig<br />

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PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

You are invited to celebrate<br />

WORLD DAYOFPRAYER<br />

Friday March1,<strong>2024</strong> at St Stephen’s,<br />

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

Aserviceprepared by<br />

WorldDay of Prayer Committee,ofPalestine<br />

Mid Canterbury Children’s Theatre are seeking<br />

a Directing Team made up of Director, Musical<br />

Directorand Choreographer forour <strong>2024</strong> Production<br />

of Disney Frozen JR.<br />

Youwill be working with acast of students ranging<br />

in age from 7years old toYear 13with auditions<br />

and casting taking place mid to late June <strong>2024</strong>.The<br />

rehearsal period is twice weekly during the <strong>2024</strong><br />

school 3rd term and includes the first week of the<br />

Octoberschool holidayswith show datesbeing 4th,<br />

5th and6th October<strong>2024</strong>.<br />

If youare interested in beingpartofthe team or<br />

for further informationpleasesend an email to<br />

Kim Vessey, MCCT Secretary at<br />

mcctsecretary@gmail.com<br />

no laterthan Sunday 3rdMarch <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

HEALTH &BEAUTY<br />

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AFTERHOURS<br />

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IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCYPHONE 111<br />

For allother medicalassistance outsideofnormal<br />

hourspleasephone your generalpracticeteam,<br />

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will give youfreehealthadviceonwhattodo or<br />

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Ifyou don’thavearegular generalpractice,<br />

call anyGPteam 24/7 forfree<br />

telephonehealthadvice.<br />

Allnon-residents andvisaholders please bringyour<br />

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NewZealanderstobring some form of ID.<br />

PHARMACIES<br />

WisesPharmacy,Countdown Complex,<br />

EastStreet will be openon...<br />

Saturday from 9amuntil 1pm<br />

Sunday from 10am until1pm<br />

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Monday to Friday, 9amuntil 5.30pm<br />

and Saturday 9.30am -1.30pm<br />

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HospiceMid Canterbury<br />

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Phone307 8387or027 <strong>22</strong>7 8387<br />

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Dr ChristopherMcGrath<br />

PhD(Otago), MSc, DO(BCOM, London)<br />

Consulting Musculoskeletal Healthcare<br />

Allenton,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Appointments/contact through web site<br />

www.countrypractice.nz<br />

021 0<strong>22</strong>26378<br />

THEMID<br />

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Community Transport Service<br />

• Need to get into <strong>Ashburton</strong> Township from<br />

around the District?<br />

• Got no transport? Don’tdrive anymore?<br />

• Giveusacallatthe Connector–<br />

phone 03928 8164<br />

• We operate Monday to Friday between<br />

9am to 4.30pm, on demand foryou<br />

• Door to doorservice<br />

• Friendly,volunteer drivers<br />

• Reasonablerates<br />

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MidCanterbury Connector<br />

Up Coming AGMand Elections;<br />

AGM<br />

SundayMarch 24th10am<br />

AnyNotices of motion to be receipted by<br />

Friday1st March5pm.<br />

Nominations arerequired forthe<br />

following positions<br />

President<br />

Vice President<br />

3xExecutiveCommittee Members<br />

Nominations Close 15th March5pm<br />

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PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

Thurs <strong>22</strong>nd&Fri 23rd<br />

10.00 TheDry 2<br />

10.20 TheHoldovers<br />

12.00 One Life<br />

12.50 One Love<br />

2.00 Madame Web<br />

3.00 TheBoysinthe Boat<br />

4.00 Wonka<br />

5.30 Argylle<br />

6.00 KinkyBoots<br />

8.00 One Love<br />

8.20 Madame Web<br />

Sat24th&Sun 25th<br />

10.00 Migration<br />

10.00 Trolls Band Together<br />

11.45 Wish<br />

11.45 Wonka<br />

1.30 One Love<br />

1.50 KinkyBoots<br />

3.30 TheHoldovers<br />

4.10 MadameWeb<br />

5.45 Argylle<br />

6.15 TheDry 2<br />

8.10 One Love<br />

8.15 MadameWeb<br />

Mon26th, Tues 27th<br />

&Wed 28th<br />

10.00 TheDry 2<br />

10.20 TheHoldovers<br />

12.00 One Life<br />

12.50 One Love<br />

2.00 MadameWeb<br />

3.00 TheBoysinthe Boat<br />

4.00 Wonka<br />

5.30 Argylle<br />

6.00 KinkyBoots<br />

8.00 One Love<br />

8.20 MadameWeb<br />

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206 CLUB invites over 65's<br />

to join us for company, fun<br />

and entertainment. Hot, two<br />

course meal and morning/<br />

afternoon tea provided.<br />

Very friendly, supportive<br />

environment. Run by Age<br />

Concern, <strong>Ashburton</strong>,<br />

Seniors Centre, 206 Cameron<br />

Street. Monday's,<br />

Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.<br />

Small cost. Call Julie<br />

on 03308 6817 or 027 281<br />

9113.<br />

MEETINGS<br />

for Lifelong Learning<br />

Dr Jude Ball<br />

“Youth Vaping 101”<br />

Tuesday, 27th <strong>February</strong><br />

Doorsopen9:30am<br />

Speaker 10:15am<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong>Event Centre,<br />

Wills Street,<strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Visitors welcome -$10 cash<br />

2654837<br />

Seeour displayonEastStreet–next to First National<br />

Electric Mobility <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Fred Reddecliffe | 027 956 0193<br />

BEAUTIFUL<br />

LAWNS AND<br />

GARDENS<br />

BY YOUR<br />

LOCAL EXPERT.<br />

•RESIDENTIAL MOWING<br />

•COMMERCIAL MOWING<br />

•HEDGES &PRUNING<br />

•GARDENING/SPRAYING<br />

•SECTION CLEAN-UPS<br />

• RUBBISHREMOVAL<br />

•GUTTERTER CLEANING<br />

•ALL WORKGUARANTEED<br />

Call 0800 454 654<br />

or book online www.jimsmowing.co.nz<br />

2647804<br />

Franchises<br />

Available<br />

CountdownComplex,EastStreet, <strong>Ashburton</strong><br />

Phone: 03 3086733<br />

Email: wises@community-pharmacy.co.nz<br />

POULTRY<br />

POINT of Lay Hens, ready<br />

now. $30. plus delivery if<br />

required. Ph 027 <strong>22</strong>2 3485.<br />

WANTED TO BUY<br />

CARAVAN wanted with<br />

Shower and Toilet.<br />

Needing repairs ok, or any<br />

condition. Ph 027 6<strong>22</strong><br />

0011.<br />

2570375<br />

FRUIT &PRODUCE<br />

APPLES Monty’s Surprise,<br />

cooking apple. Prune<br />

Plums $4/kg. Apples Blush<br />

Babe, school size $4/kg. All<br />

not sprayed. Tree ripened.<br />

Ph 021 070 3593.<br />

NEW SEASON potatoes,<br />

digging daily, $3./kg. 81<br />

Elizabeth Street, <strong>Ashburton</strong>.<br />

Ph 03 308 3195 or 027<br />

531 9103. Proudly supporting<br />

Mid-Canterbury Cancer.<br />

LookingforaFurcompanion?<br />

We have 2cutekittens<br />

1- Tabby<br />

1–Black and White<br />

and 4loving adult cats<br />

waiting foryou.<br />

Thankyou for your continued food donations.<br />

Ph 308 4432 or<br />

027 332 9286<br />

Tues,Wed,Thurs<br />

9am -10:30am<br />

Fri, Sat9am -noon<br />

2645721<br />

CARS WANTED<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 />

★★★<br />

WANTED Purchasing all<br />

vehicles & Caravans - good or<br />

bad -End off life no worries- 021<br />

592 625<br />

HOME SERVICES<br />

ROOF COATINGS: All roof<br />

types, specializing in<br />

Decramastic and Long Run<br />

Iron, Coloursteel etc, steep<br />

roofs not a problem. —<br />

Spraymaster 027-433-7780.


ASHBURTON<br />

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