METHVEN’S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER -“Powered by Wirelessweb” Thursday 14

Record Breaking Weekend!

Mt Hutt got off to a great

start this opening

weekend with a snow

pack between 50-65cm and over 3000 skiers and snowboarders

enjoying packed powder on and off piste.

Ski area manager James McKenzie said the weekend total was

the best since records began in 2006. “It's been a dream start.”

he said.

The first guests who arrived at 4:55am, to be first on the Summit

Chair were Sean Lister, Kalim Cuthire, Dave Roy, Chris Roy,

Dorian Grault and Matt Welsh, all of whom claimed their coveted

Mt Hutt ‘First on the Chair’ T-shirts. (See picture below)

White Night Proved Popular Julie Clements

th June 2012 Issue 21

Ski area mascots Spike and Shred were out on the slopes

welcoming kids and their families, many of whom are celebrating

Mt Hutt’s ’10 and under’ ski free deal for youngsters.

James said, “I met a family in the café who had

travelled to Mt Hutt from Hanmer Springs, and

were delighted that they had two children skiing

for free on the mountain. They were having an

awesome day, and were delighted with how

friendly and helpful our staff has been, from the

car park to the lifts to the café,”

Whilst it's been a record-breaking weekend, the real proof of

the effects of the earthquakes will be seen in the coming weeks

with midweek numbers. Good snow and good coverage, tends

to bring the people in and although season bookings were

"reasonable", free skiing for children was

proving popular.

“People make their bookings when they see what's on

the ground," said James.

For up-to-date snow

conditions and information

go to .

For more information on all

those offering the Kids 4

Free deal in and around

Methven go to

M t

Hutt College students Laura Hood, Thomas Suyker,

James Anderson, Tom Kleven, and George Maw who

make up ‘White Night’ faced a long day and fierce

competition at last week’s Rock Quest competition in Timaru.

They were Finalists and although not placed they did win ‘The

People’s Choice Award’.

The eventual winners were a mainly girl band whose lead

guitarist was awesome, the second place band’s lead singer

had a unique voice akin to Jack White from White Stripes.

Wayne Pannett, music teacher, said “My guys were at their best,

really moving on stage and showing great confidence. Although

the audience were convinced they would place well, the judges

were obviously looking for something different.”

It was a great night, everyone enjoyed watching the show, White

Night were gutted at first but soon got over it after a feed at


Congratulations to all of you and we look forward to your gig

with Doppler, 22nd June at the Blue.

Alpine Sports Opening Heather Mackenzie

C ongratulations

Jason Pace

on the opening of his new

store Alpine Sports.

Last Thursday night Ashburton

District Mayor Angus McKay cut

the ribbon to officially open the


Among the many guests were

former owners Lyn and Chris

Womersly along with their long

time friend Hamish Cochrane.

Hamish was one of their original suppliers when Wombats first

opened and now he is supplying Patagonia Clothing to Jace.

The Alpine Centre has high quality rental equipment and lots of

excellent retail. Call in and have a look - it all looks fantastic.


Now Open 5 days a week … Wednesday – Sunday from 4.30 pm

Fantastic food, Extensive wine list, Relaxed atmosphere.

All kids 10 years and under EAT FOR FREE - locals or visitors it doesn’t matter ... all welcome!

(Must having one paying adult to qualify and order from the Kids Menu)

Racecoourse Ave, Methven Phone 302 8398




Group Inc


To everyone who donated

items and supported our

Garage Sale.

Raffle winners notified

Advertising Sponsored by

Methven Real Estate

Methven Swim


Swimming, bookings

are now being taken for term 3


302 9397 / 021 214 0146

Or email:

Last night I lay in bed looking

up at the stars in the sky and I

thought to myself, where the

heck is the ceiling.

Whats On!!


Heritage Centre Art Gallery and attraction


Housie at Methven House 1.30pm

13 June

Methven Bowling Club

16 June

AA Meeting

17 June

Feed Church Starts for the winter

20 June

Bike Methven AGM

21 June

Plunket Coffee Morning

Methven Garden Club AGM

Alcohol Awareness Evening - Tabai Matson

22 June

Carpenters Daughter Road Show

25 June

Toy Library AGM

Office Hrs: Mon Wed 9am -to 3pm

Methven P.O.Box 58

( 302 8437 xtn 3




Applications are

invited for the




The aim of the scholarship is to further

develop the skiing of our young students

in the local district.

It is awarded to a maximum of two young

people, up to the age of 11 years, for a

season of free ski instruction, under the

Mountain Sliders Programme on Mt Hutt.

Applications close Wednesday 13 th June.

Applicants must present themselves on

Saturday 16th June on Mt Hutt (with

gear) at 1pm at the Ski School. Should

the day be unsuitable weatherwise on

the 16th, report on Sunday 17th June.

Those interested in applying for the

above should write stating name, age,

address, phone number and full skiing

experience to:

Methven Lions


Any enquiries to:

Carl Shannon

303 0702 or 0274 361 051

Methven Lions Youth Activities Co-ordinator

Methven Garden Club


21 June at 11am

Methven Resort

followed by Buffet Lunch (cost $25)

speaker from Grow Mid Canterbury

All Welcome

Ph Fran Brown 3028 719













Alcohol Awareness Evening


Tabai Matson

(former All Black and present Canterbury Coach)

Thursday 21st June 7.30pm

Methven United Club (supper provided)

Everyone Welcome

17 6

1 022 136 6590

Methven AA Meeting

6pm every Saturday

Methven Primary School Hall

For further information please call

302 9222

Methven Toy Library


Monday 25th June at 7.30pm

Presbyterian Church (followed by desert)

All members welcome

Any enquires please contact

Anna Johnson on 03 302 9628

SIZES 12-24

Principal’s Column

It has been a great relief to all schools

throughout New Zealand that the

Education Minister, HekiaParata, and the

Government have decided to withdraw

their latest education policy to increase

class sizes. Research has a way of being

twisted to suit the purpose and although

John Hattie’s research would say that

class size doesn’t have a big impact on

student achievement, (the highest impact

is given to the quality of the teaching) other

research says that larger classes will not

benefit our learners, especially those who

are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

So, bravo to the number of parents,

students, schools and educational

professionals who voiced their concerns

and made it clear to the Government

that they would not tolerate their children

and students in larger classes having

to compete more for teacher time and


Bravo too, to the Minister for listening

to public opinion and acting on it. Whether

there were other factors behind the

decision or not, the fact remains that the

policy was withdrawn and the ‘back-down’

was a brave move.

There are several lessons to be learnt

here, what we call in educational jargon,

‘making connections’. Firstly, it is important

for our student to see adults and people

in authority admitting when they have got

it wrong. It’s not something our students

observe often, as adults want to save face

in the public arena and stick to a decision

or action even when they know it’s not the

best choice. Acknowledging when you are

wrong is something we expect children to

do and yet some adults find that very hard

to do themselves. So, I was very pleased

the Rt. Hon. Hekia Parata faced the wrath

Dianne Prendergast

of the public and

the opposition

and did what was

right. Quoted as

‘an embarrassing

admission’ by the opposition parties

maybe, but at least she acted as a role

model for the rest of the country instead

of being inflexible, unreasonable and

disengaged from public opinion.

The other lesson for our students is

to stand up for what you believe is right.

We live in a democratic society so it’s

very important we have our say and take

appropriate action. All too often you hear

people grumbling about their discontent

over this issue or that event. The swell of

public opinion has to start with someone

sticking their hand up and saying ‘enough’

and in this instance; last week’s decision

shows that change can be made.

Our students need to know that they

have a voice that is entitled to be heard too.

They need to learn to stand up for the rights

of others and have their say on issues. This

should be evident in their schools as this is

an avenue to express themselves but also

for their learning. Here at Lauriston School

we have a very strong student voice. Our

children have a say about what they are

learning and the areas for study. They give

the teachers direction in programmes that

interest, excite and engage them. They

make decisions, problem solve and take

action. Students need to see that they can

make a difference in the world and learn

the appropriate ways in which to do this,

because they are our decision makers and

action takers in the future. What are they to

do, if they haven’t had the opportunity, the

voice and role models to look up to now?

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Yes we are back, no sun tan for

Mark, rained every day

So much for a tropical Island



Hi weather watchers.

Amazing how quickly the snow

accumulated. It was heavy, wet snow

causing some tree branches to break.

There was between 20 to 30cm of snow

and rain.

The storm brought 56.3mm of rain and

snow plus very cold temperatures. The

maximum temperature last Wednesday

was 0.4 degree. The frost on Thursday

morning was 9.1 degrees the minimum

temperature -5.3 degrees!! On Sunday

the maximum temperature was 13



Point 4 of a kilometer from

“The Square” you will find..

51 Main St, Methven

Ph 302 8724

Painting finished, looks good

Restaurant Open – book your

table now

Open Sunday for lunch – too

cold to come in the evening?

Join us for lunch

Open fires blazing

Closed Sunday night for private


Weddings, birthdays, reunions

you name it we can do it.

Phone Ann 302 8724


Professional Travel Broker

@ Methven Travel


For all you travel needs and the

latest travel deals!

Travel Gift Vouchers Available

call anytime

303 3151 or 021 0344 629

Our Lady of The Snows

On Tuesday the 15th at OLS the year 7&8’s travelled to the

National Young Leaders day 2012.

They were told to ‘ignite their spark’ by the five speakers: Nathan

Fa’avae, a world adventure sport champ, Cam Calkoen, who

represented New Zealand running at a

world stage, an amazing feat considering

that he has cerebral palsy, Sophie Pascoe,

a Paralympics swimmer who lost her leg at

age two, James Beck, a representative for

the child motivation foundation, Attitude, who

also is a very good songwriter/singer/guitarist

and Sam Johnson, the creator of the Student

Volunteer Army who travelled to Japan

last year to help the victims of the tsunami.

Afterwards there was a glow stick party and

they met all the speakers. It was all hilarious

Student Council


Last week on Wednesday the student council walked

down to 131 Cafe for a lunch/meeting. They decided on

fundraising ideas, organized most of pet day and decided

to buy a new speaker system for the school, all while

eating delicious food. They will be going to a different

offsite venue next term.

On Tuesday last week Brent from Landfill oceans came

to talk about rubbish in our oceans. He stunned us

with facts, such as the fact that one bottle of oil can pollute

one million bottles of water, and that the biggest dump in

the world is the ocean!

Meanwhile, we had two new students, Johred and

Mikhail Tao-ey join us from Hampstead school. Johred

Clancey Brown has settled into room 3 and Mikhail has joined room 2.

New Location!



Alpine Sports

87 Main Street

Ph: 3028 323

Book online @


Ph: 03 302 8323

Ph/txt: 027 681 3201



Due to earthquake damage at our previous

Showroom, we have relocated to Methven!



� Showroom (open by Appointment only) located at:

159 Main Street, Methven (in the Inland Autos Building)

Call Julianne on (03) 3028892


Rob Markillie 35


Mandy McAlpine 25


Elliot Markillie 3

Freda Turnbull 3


Molly Rudge

Kathryn McKendry 80


Olivia Carter 18


Kathryn McKendry

Birthday Surprise Winner Pop into

Methven 4 Square Supermarket

for your surprise!


For any queries please call:

Judy Dixon

03 302 8437 ext 3


to make an appointment today!


Methven Primary School

40 Hour Famine

Did you know that just $40 can buy enough food to help 7 children

in Mali and Niger have enough food for a whole month?

Mrs. Wiedel challenged the school to beat our total from last year which was $3500. If

each child brought in $40 we could feed so many! An excellent effort of fundraising was

done by the senior classes and MPS has raised nearly $4000!!! Well done MPS! You

have helped to make a difference in the lives of others.

Some quotes from students about their experience were:

Þ I slept on the ground and it was so uncomfortable!

Þ I wasn’t allowed to eat a meal. It was hard!

Þ I did no shoes. Luckily the weather was nice.

Þ I only ate rice. By Sunday I was exhausted!

Þ I went without a bed, blanket and pillow.

Þ I didn’t have T.V. It was pretty difficult not being able to watch my favourite


Thank You Mrs Wiedel

O n

Friday the Junior

Syndicate had a special

assembly to thank Mrs

Wiedel for all her hard work and

wish her all the best for the arrival

of her new baby. We look forward

to Mrs Wiedel’s return to school

next year.

The children made Mrs Wiedel

some books full of messages

of support and suggestions for

her new baby.



Phone 302 1957

Thurs 14 - Tues 19 June

This Week at the Movies

Trishna (R16)

From acclaimed director

Michael Winterbottom


HEART) comes a modern

day re-telling of Thomas

Hardy's classic novel

"Tess of the d’Ubervilles".


beautifully shot tale of love and tragedy set across modern day

rural Rajasthan and the thriving metropolis of Mumbai.

Trishna (Freida Pinto) lives a poor, sheltered life until one day she

meets the wealthy young Jay (Riz Ahmed), who has come back

to India to work in his father's hotel business. Being the sole

provider for her family since her father’s accident, Trishna agrees

to leave Rajasthan to work for Jay, and gradually they fall in

love. Despite their feelings for each other, their relationship must

remain a secret due to the conflicting pressures of a traditional


After a dramatic event separates the two, Jay tracks Trishna

down and offers her a more liberated life full of possibility in

Mumbai. As time passes, the relationship begins to transform

Last Will (M)

Swedish Crime/Drama, English subs

Thurs 8.30, Fri 8.15

Sat 4.00, Sun 6.15, Tues 8.15


Beautiful Machine

"More than a documentary..."

Thurs 8.15, Sat 2.15, Sun 8.15

The Way (PG)

Drama, set on the beautiful Camino

pilgrimage trail in the Pyrenees.

Thurs 6.00, Fri 6.00, Sat 4.15, 8.00

Sun 2.00, 6.00, Tues 6.00

Le Havre (G)

Comedy/Drama, French, English subs.

Thurs 4.30, Fri 4.15,

Sat 6.00, Sun 2.15, Tues 4.15

Junior Netball

Methven junior teams had a brilliant

country day and none more so than

Methven Black.

Coach Lyn McDonald said her team made

up for their lack of height by showing

determination and enthusiasm, for a good

win over Rakaia B. Everyone stepped up

and their teamwork was the best so far

this season. POD was Rosemary Taggart

for using space and shooting well.

Methven A rallied after a slow start

to beat Hampstead A. Amelia

Holmes and Mikayla Brown shot well and

capitalised on turnover ball. Once again

POD Mel Puckett played a dominant role

in mid court.

Katie McDonald shooting

and Jay’s true character emerges.

Trishna soon finds herself torn between her family, a life of new

freedom and the reality of her troubled relationship.

(Romance, Drama, Adaption, Rated R16, 1hr 57mins, Origin UK.)

Le Havre (G)

In this warm hearted portrait of the French

harbour city that gives the film its name, fate

throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin

Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André

Wilms), a well-spoken bohemian who works

as a shoeshiner. With innate optimism and the

unwavering support of his community, Marcel

stands up to officials doggedly pursuing

the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale

that exists somewhere between the reality

of contemporary France and the classic

cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carné, Le Havre is a

charming, deadpan delight.

(Comedy/Drama | Rated G | 1hr 33mins | Origin: Finland, France,

Germany | Language: French with English sub titles.)

Good for Nothing

(R13) Awesome Kiwi "Pavlova" Western.

Thurs 4.15, Fri 6.15, Sat 8.45

Sun 4.15, Tues 6.15

Trishna (R16)

Daring & audacious, Romantic/Drama, India.

Thurs 6.15, Fri 4.00, 8.00,

Sat 2.00, 6.30, Sun 4.00, 8.00,

Tues 4.00, 8.00,

Mt Hutt College Carnival Ball 2012


HUGE ‘Thank You’ to Anne and Mark from The Methven Resort for yet

again hosting the Mt Hutt College Ball. A successful and fun filled night

was had by all 225 students that attended.

Many thanks to Ruth Coppard for her fantastic photography, Wayne Pannett

and band for entertaining us during the night, Denise Dixey for the help with

decorations and with setting up and the local police for helping to make our

ball so successful.

This year $277.50 was raised from viewers’ donations which went to our chosen

charity, Cerebral Palsy.

Photos are available to view on the Mount Hutt College website

Images courtesy of

Ruth Coppard Photography

Aoraki Cross Country

It was unfortunate that Mount Hutt

College Methven was not able to host

the Aoraki Cross Country this year even

with a back- up course planned at the

race-course-as snow took over!

We did however have two runners

compete at the alternative venue at

Caroline Bay last Friday.

Declan O’Neill represented the College

in the Under 14 boys grade and finished

a very creditable 3rd place covering the

4km course in 17min and 47secs.

In the Senior Boys event Jake Bell

once again ran a fine race to finish 5th,

covering the 6km course in 27min and


We expect to host the event next year

and should be aided by having the

event three weeks earlier

Ear Piercing

Now Available


More gigs have been confirmed!

- check out guide

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Annie Jacobs Returns to China Part 1

left Christchurch, and then Auckland on Friday 1st June for

I Guangzhou in China, and then on to western China.

landed in Guangzhou to be whisked away by customs - a

I problem with my bag apparently. Officials pointed to my small

bag which was full of King size blocks of chocolate for gifts, and

educational materials. Apparently, they had not seen so much

chocolate before (after all, there were 20 blocks in the bag!).

On to western China, and there was Mum waiting for me,

and by joves, the weather was hot and muggy. Dropped

my bags at Mum's apartment, and then we went off to visit a

very poor wee family, where the Mum has had a baby girl. I

had purchased a beautiful little pink woolen jacket with hood

from The Save the Children Shop in Ashburton, and some other

items of clothes and shoes - the weather here gets down to -30

degrees in winter, so wool for warmth was essential. This little

family lived in two small spaces on the side of a hill. The spaces

were constructed of concrete walls, and a combination dirt and

concrete floor. Whatever material were available were used for

the roof, I noticed an old tarpaulin, a sheet, and some cardboard,

along with branches from a tree to keep it all stable. There was

a raised space at the back of one room that was very hard and

covered in a sheet that doubled as a seat or a sleeping area.

There wasn't any furniture except for a cupboard that contained

a few plates and cooking utensils. There was one cold tap that

sometimes worked, and no toilet, bathroom or shower. At the

back of the sleeping area under a sheet was where the family

clothes were kept in plastic bags. Despite the poverty around

me, this woman obviously worked very hard to keep this as clean

and neat as she could. There was an old rusty firebox on legs

with a single cooking ring on top - this plugged in to a chimney,

but could be removed and pushed out of the way when not in


Aiesha (pronounced I - ee- sha) rang her son, who could

speak a little English, and he translated that his Mum would

like us to stay for lunch. People here are so hospitable. Aiesha

unwrapped some naan buns, shaped like large doughnuts

that had been wrapped up in a cloth then she made a mixture


Happy Birthday to them, Happy Birthday to them...two special people are

having a birthday @ The Blue Friday night and as friendly neighbours we would

like to wish them a happy one!!

What’s happening here? Starting this Friday is the new winter menu!

We are loving the Venison Ossobucco being back on the menu, have

you been in to try it yet? How about the Seafood Thai Green Curry? It’s yummy

and so is the new garlic bread actually. Come on down and try it with a bowl of

Justin’s smoked tomato and bacon soup..perfect for this winter weather.

We now have brand new Brown Pub hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts for sale

– pop into the bar or bottle store to get yours today.

Back by popular demand is the comment/suggestion’ll nd one in

the reside bar and one in the main bar...let’s hope this one stays out of the

replace, you know who you are.

Bottle store Specials

Smirnoff 1L $35

McKenna 1L $38

Speights 15pk stubbies $25

Coruba 10pk $27

Kitchen line 302 8085

up of flour, water, sugar and lemon juice - gently cooking that,

and poured it into bowls. Next, Aiesha beat up four eggs and

cooked them in a wok - it resembled a huge puffy omelet which

was then shredded into pieces and served off a tray. Then out

came some steamed rolls that they had had for breakfast. The

idea was that we broke off a piece of steamed bun and dipped

that in the sweet lemon mixture and ate it, and the egg mixture

was put in between the naan. It was so delicious. We finished

off with fruit that we had brought with us. I was close to tears at

the way this lovely woman offered to us from the little that she

had, and she was so willing and happy to do that. She indicated

to us to wait, and she took the baby off to the neighbours, and

returned 5 minutes later with a huge smile on her face, with the

baby dressed in all the clothes I had taken her. She was soooo

proud! After we said our goodbyes, we started walking down

the hill, next we heard Aiesha calling us. She had chased us

back down the hill to give us a bag of food left over from lunch.

My eyes filled with tears..

You see, this woman had enough food left in her house for

one more meal, and here she was giving food to us?! She

hugged and hugged us saying thank you in her language.






Bacon and Eggs with Toast & Coffee

$10.00 till 10am




Join us for your

muffin/scone/coffee/tea $7.00

Daily Choices which are

as follows:

Tues Cheese scones

Wed Apple & cinnamon


Thurs eSavoury Scones

Fri Raspberry & White

Chocolate Muffins

Sat Date Scones

Sun Lemon brioche with



Winter Trading Hours

8am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday

Late Night Friday

36 McMillan Street

Phone 03 302 8455


ury Agents for:

ange of Roof Racks & Accessories for your Car, Van or Ute:



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Now stocking ‘Auto Socks’

The quick & easy solution

for icy and snowy roads

• Lightweight

• Reusable

• Washable

ing the XP 5 Fold Down model

• Easy to fit

Only $220 + GST





John Heasley




03 302 8730

027 457 9878

03 302 8737




Straw: RG, BS,WS

Silage: Grass, Lucerne

Standing Maize also available

STOCKFUEL is a division of Andrew

Jackson Contracting & Jackson and

Holmes, offering clients feed sales &

procurement services in addition to

their current baling & forage harvesting


Contact us today on 03 303 0872

or 027 5533085

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PLUS spending money.

Terms and conditions apply.

See instore for details


Fresh NZ Topside


$ 10 99


Export Gold/Tui


DB Draught



$ 16 99




Jazz Snacker Apples 1.5kg

$ 3 29

Montana Classic


$ 9 99



$ 12 99


Philippine Tropical

Gold Pineapples

Local, convenient & friendly

Store Location: The Mall, Methven, Phone (03) 302 8050. Open 7am - 9pm daily.

Specials available from Thursday, 14th June until Sunday, 17th June 2012 or while stocks last.

We reserve the right to limit quantities. All limits specifi ed apply per customer per day.

Trade not supplied. Prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included.

Product range may vary from store to store. Proprietary brands not for resale.

Customer Support Freephone 0800 40 40 40

Fresh Tegel NZ Skin-On Chicken

Breast Fillets

$ 2 99


Next week’s specials

available to view

from 12 noon each

Sunday @

Golden Circle Fruit

Drink/Pineapple Juice 1L

(Excludes Nectar/Premium)

$ 1 39

Arnott’s Choc Crowns/Gaiety/Monte/

Teddy Bear/Butternut Snap/Digestives/

Scotch Finger/Mint Slice Biscuits Range


$ 1 99



Tip Top Ice Cream Range 1.6/2L

$ 4 99


Doritos Corn Chips Range 170g

$ 1 99


Save on fuel

At all our SuperValue Petrol discount Supermarkets


available instore.

Conditions apply.

At participating stores.


Thurs 19th, Fri 20th July - 8.00pm, Sat 21st - 2pm & 8.00pm

Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, Methven

Tickets $30 from: Methven i-SITE - Regent Theatre Ashburton -




in association with



Director: Alister Body


Musical Director: Jo Castelow

Book & lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN. Music by ALAN MENKEN.

Based on the film by ROGER CORMAN. Screenplay by CHARLES GRIFFITH. Originally produced by the WPA

THEATRE (KYLE RENICK, Producing Director). Originally produced at the ORPHEN THEATRE, New York City by


Council is required to set speed limits within the recently completed Ashburton Business Estate. Due to expanding urban development in the

north east area of Ashburton, Council also conducted a review of speed restrictions on roads and streets between urban Ashburton and the

Ashburton Business Estate. This review was extended to include Wakanui Road and Albert Street in Ashburton and Forest Drive and Barkers

Road in Methven.

The review resulted in the following proposed changes and amendments to the Ashburton District Speed Limits Bylaw 2005:

The designation of a new Urban Traffic Area (speed limit of 50kph) for the new industrial estate which includes:

JB Cullen Drive, Crum Street, Ashford Avenue and Lynn Street; and

New speed restrictions on the following roads:

ASHBURTON - From 100kph to 80kph on Glassworks Road, Grayburn Road, Keenans Road, McGrath Road, South Park Road, Taits Road, and

on parts of Albert Street, Bridge Street, Company Road, North Park Road, Seafield Road, Smithfield Road and Wakanui Road.

From 100kph to 70kph on Gordons Road and on part of Bremners Road and Glassworks Road.

From 100kph to 50kph on Ashford Avenue, Crum Street, JB Cullen Drive, Lynn Street and on parts of North Park Road and Works Road.

METHVEN - From 100kph to 70kph on parts of Forest Drive, Pudding Hill Road and Barkers Road.

Full details of the proposed changes and submission forms will be available from Wednesday 13 th June 2012 on Council’s website, or from the following locations –

Ashburton District Council, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton

Ashburton Public Library, Havelock Street, Ashburton

Methven Heritage Centre, 160 Main Street, Methven

If you would like a copy sent out to you please phone the Council Office on (03) 307 7700

Deadline for public submissions is 16 th July 2012.

Hearing for submissions Wednesday 25 th July 2012.

Little Shop of Horrors Coming to Methven

T ickets

for ‘Little Shop of Horrors’,

the cult musical Methven Theatre

Company will perform between

Thursday 19 and Saturday 21 July, have

gone on sale. The $30 tickets are available

at Methven i-SITE within Mt Hutt Memorial

Hall, at Ashburton’s Regent Cinema or

online via

Methven Theatre Company is

promoting the show as Methven’s big

winter night out and is working with key

sponsor Methven Resort and the adjacent

Blue Pub to offer dining options before the

8pm show. Details of these packages will

be on

this coming weekend.

Director Alister Body says the

company wants groups and businesses to

consider the show a possible staff, team

building or community group outing. “Little

Shop of Horrors is a classic story that will

appeal to a wide range of people. The

music, atmosphere and set design create

a fantastic experience. And with lots of

Ashburton and Methven faces as you’ve

never seen them before you’re going to

have a laugh.”

This year Alister has teamed up

with Ashburton’s Jo Castelow as Musical

Director to lead Methven’s first full musical

in many years. “We’re very excited about

how the cast and band are coming along.

Mid Cantabrians will be amazed at the

talent in our community and we know a

lot of people are looking forward to seeing

Little Shop of Horrors on stage in Methven.”

As well as three evening shows

between Thursday 19 and Saturday 21

July, a 2pm matinee performance has

been scheduled for Saturday. Alister hopes

families and older people not wishing

to venture out in the evening will take

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“Dentist Will Hodgetts (centre) practices his

evil dentist routine with the Little Shop of

Horrors cast.”

advantage of the slot. “Methven Theatre

Company hasn’t performed a matinee for

several years so we expect to see a whole

new afternoon audience. You will still get

the full theatre experience but will be home

before dark.”

For more details on the show check

out the new Methven Theatre Company

website www.methventheatrecompany. or our Facebook page. Bear in mind

seating for the show has been split between

the ticketing providers (Methven i-SITE

and Ashburton’s Regent Theatre/ www. so if the seats you want aren’t

available, try the other outlets.

Methven Theatre Company’s Jo

Brennan is sourcing props for the show.

She is after artificial flowers of all shapes

and sizes, named in bunches, so they can

be returned. The show also needs an old

cash register and a 1950/1960s fridge with

rounded edges. All items will be carefully

looked after and returned to owners.

Please call Jo on phone 302 8299 or email


Free Dynamic Digital

Marketing Training

Powerful Workshops - Wednesday

20 June 2012 at Methven Heritage


This course, brought by Grow Mid

Canterbury, is a must for all businesses

that have or should have a presence

on the internet. This one-day marketing

“boot camp” of three workshop sessions

is designed to help you understand and

implement the three key digital marketing

platforms – Online Advertising, Social

Media and Email Marketing in your


Digital marketing is an essential

component of your marketing toolkit. With

high speed internet commonly available

on everything from office computers

to mobile phones, digital marketing

techniques should be a key part of your

customer and prospect communications.

This course is open to all Mid Canterbury

businesses. You may send as many

participants as you like to any or all of the

sessions. However to get the most from

this course series we do recommend that

you attend all sessions.


Registrations for all parts are essential,

please register noting the course or

courses you will attend and numbers to

Rebecca 308 0290 or



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Debbie is also available for specialised

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For all your personal or business

Mechanical Repairs, competitive rates

Our workshop or yours,

No job too small or big


David Johns 0273198535

302 8919 evenings

� Insurance Work

� Fleet Work Farm Machinery

� Rust Removal

� Truck Repairs & Repaints

� Loan Cars Available

� Free removal of car bodies

Agents for:

� Viking Trailer Parts

� Autosocks

� Maxxis Tyres

� Colourpak Aerosol Spray Cans

Mid Canterbury Agents for:

� Rhino Racking

Ph: 03 303 3148 47 Line Road, Methven

A/H: Steve 027 711 7117 E:

Mid Canterbury Small Business & Rural Supply Business

of the Year 2010


Wareing Ltd

Line Road, Methven • Phone 302 8616

Fax 302 9657

Lime & Super Spreading • Precision Nitrogen Sowing

Bulk Grain Storage • Container Cartage • Firewood Supplies

Hay & Straw Cartage • Silo Storage • Cool Storage •

Agricultural Spraying Stock Cartage • Log Cartage •

Shingle Supplies • Swinglifting •Grain Cartage

Methven - Chch Daily Freight Supplies

Methven - Ashburton Daily Freight Supplies ISO Accredited

• Philip Wareing 302 8546, 0274 334897 Gary Sheridan 302 9116, 027 672 3995

• Mark Wareing 302 8877, 0274 334539 •Simon Wareing 302 8816, 027 228 9448

Corey McLean 027 414 2886 •Colin Clemens 027 433 4541, 308 5620

• Murray Lumsden 302 8207, 0274 334538

PH 302 9207 • 021 352 922

Containers from as little as $20 per week

All types of storage available for your requirements






Domestic and Commercial Wiring

No job too big or small No mileage charge in local


How to Save Time & Fuel Costs

A Representative from PGG Wrightson Aon will be available for all


Insurance Requirements on a weekly basis in the

Methven PGG Wrightson Store

Located at Rakaia Gorge Road, Methven

Tuesday each week 10 am to 1 pm

We are available to discuss all your Insurance needs

Farm, Commercial, Domestic, Heath & Life

For a no obligation quote or simply to discuss your policy contact

Keiran Adcock 03 307 6796 or 0274 471 956

127 Main Street Methven ph 303 3093 Licensed Real Estate Agent


This stand out family and children friendly 1015m2 section and home.

Positioned to get all day sun in the living areas. Wide driveway leading

to double garage. Use the remote.

3 good sized bedrooms (2 doubles), bath and shower. Ample lounge has

logburner for very comfortable living . Bonus office or study.

Garden shed, wood shed and glasshouse await in this real kiwi ¼ acre.


Selwyn Allred


0274 388 493


Very charming two bedroom cottage.

Central location.

Priced under Government Valuation.

Option to buy as tenanted investment or with vacant



*Enjoy stunning mountain vistas

*3161sqm section close to the town centre

*Located just off Morgan Street on

Mountainview Estate

Mark & Rachel Allred

Property Consultants

0274 909 991 Mark

0272 429 799 Rachel




* Home sited on 776m2 corner section

* Extensive renovations have been


* Private and secure



Rural Property


080012 1919



Often requested but rarely available on the market is a considerable

amount of residential land (approx 3 ½ acres) sited on the northwest

corner of Methven and offers an alpine style two storey four bedroom

home. A large workshop on the corner is an additional bonus.

The best of rural living with the bonuses of town amenities.

Fantastic mountain views from Mt Somers to Mt Hutt.

Take the opportunity now – all offers considered.


This 5020m2 landscaped property is host to a stunning 285m2 home.

The home flaunts ample living spaces with open plan living and dining

with cosy log burner. Ranch sliders outside to the paved courtyard

appeal to the entertainer in you. Hi-spec kitchen ticks all the boxes.

The house also features a separate formal lounge with its own heat

pump. Off the second living area is a wing with 2 bedrooms and a

large bathroom with spa bath. The upstairs bedroom is a masterpiece

with a private balcony to enjoy the unfolding views and overlook the

grounds. Motivated vendor, enquire today.

Price Negotiable






* 3 bed house on easy care 517m2


* 2nd storey living

* Very Sunny

Rosa Harper







Amanda Pannett



303 3093


$2 sushi for the 9th anniversary!! 14th,

15th and 16th June. Limited 2 per person

for eat-in and takeaway.AQUA Japanese

Restaurant and Takeaways 302-9010

Stone chip & crack repairs, insurance

work. Methven Panel & Paint Ph: 303 3148.

For hire, car transport trailer, tandem and

motorbike trailer, contact Methven Panel

and Paint Ph: 303 3148

‘Treats’. Do your staff need a wee ‘Thank

you’? Bundle up all wet weathers &

overalls and bring them in for a scrub up.

They come up brand new! ‘If it can be

washed, we can do it’ THE LAUNDRY,


Mt Hutt Lodge - Rakaia Gorge now open

From 12 Noon Lunches, Drinks, Snacks,

Dinner. Closed Tuesdays. 03 318 6898

Log Splitter for hire. Half day $60.00 Full

Day $100.00 Ph: 303 3148 or 027 711 7117

Chimney Sweep - For a fast, reliable

service call Dan 0211187580

Spending too much time sifting through

the wrong applicants? You take pleasure

from advertising the position and making

an appointment. We take pleasure in

providing a professional screening and

shortlisting process which will reduce the

risk of a poor appointment. Working with

Mid-Canterbury employers since 2006.

Call Teamwork on 9758505 or

Mature lady (with young outlook!) seeks

work in Methven area, anything

considered. 30 years experience in admin

and reception duties, cash handling,

merchandising and childcare. References

available. Ph. Gill on 0212 064 532.

Special Occasions Clothing. Ball gowns,

evening wear etc. Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-2.

209 Wills St, Ashburton. 027 724 1607,

A/H 303 7441

Massage - Relax Unwind Recharge, at

Contact Physiotherapy, Methven. Phone/

text Kerri Blackburn for bookings or info.

027 4209 735

Licenced builder. 20 years local

experience. Alterations, maintenance

work, sheds. Prompt service with

competitive rates. Ph: Ken King 302 7272

Garage Sale. Sat 16 June. 569 Pannetts

Road, Lauriston. Beds, furniture etc. 9am-

12pm. Ph: 302 7001


Cottage to rent 5Ks from Methven no

dogs not suitable for children 3 bed room

Ph 302 8624


Dry old man pine $110 for 2.2 cubic

meters ph/txt 0211073312

RK Firewood Dry old man pine and

slabwood available now. Can deliver

small and large amounts. 7 days a week,

Eftpos available. Ph/Txt: 027 451 7300

Large dog kennel $100. Also 10 new

wooden I beams approx 5 metres in

length. Ph: 303 3161.

Furniture: couch $50, couch and recliner

&80, 32” TV with cabinet $80, dressers

$20. Ph: 302 9932

Small bales of peastraw $4 delivered.

Ph: 302 8089 0r 027 737 0902. Evenings



Agee fruit preserver, stainless steel.

Ph: 302 1966


Experienced calf rearer required 2012/13

season. 3rd yr conversion. Contact Tina

303 0883


10-15 hours per week. Great working

environment. Call 03-3028290 or


LOST 03-3028290 & FOUND

Found - Has anyone lost a lovely tabby

kitten approx 12 weeks old. Very timid,

living in our woodshed. Ph: 303 3161.

Lost - Rosie the woolly pet lamb from

Barkers Road. Very friendly, answers to

her name. Ph: 302 8069

27 South Belt Road, Methven $250,000

Open Home - Saturday 9th June 11:00am - 12:00pm

Magnificent in Methven 3 1

This lovely three bedroom townhouse is full of sunshine inside and out.Kitchen is very

user friendly. Generous living area that has the added benefit of a conservatory.Great

permanent home or ideal easy care holiday home for those skiing, fishing or tramping

breaks.Off street parking.

WEB ID: 2063045

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Ltd MREINZ

(A Member Of The First National Group) Licensed Agent (REAA 2008)


Experienced Barista

Margaret Wilson

Urban Consultant

Mob: 021 221 2544

7am or 9am start

Must be experienced

No Wanna B’s!!!

Phone Errol or call into the

Bakery and make your trial brew



Food Prep Person

Sunday and Mondays

6.30am start

Call Errol on 021 047 5528

Or call in to the Methven Bakery

$2 SUSHI!!

is back

for it’s 9th anniversary!!

OPEN 5:00pm

14 (Thu), 15 (Fri) & 16 (Sat) June

AQUA Japanese Restaurant and Takeaways

112 Main Street, Methven


6 piece sushi for $2!! Limited 50 packs/night, 2 packs/person for


Mandy Marsh

P.A to Margaret Wilson

Mob: 021 239 4418


Methven Rugby Results Methven Golf

Saturday 9 June 2012

Toyota Cup

Mixed American Foursome

Monday 4 June

Senior Division 1 Luisetti Seeds – Semi


Mid Canterbury/Ellesmere/North

Canterbury Combined Competition

Lincoln 16 V Pwl Methven 15

Senior B: Centennial Mug

Allenton 51 V Rakaia 5

Mt Somers 16 V Methven 22

Under 14.5: Jock Ross Centurion

Shield – Winner: Allenton

Methven 38 V Argyle Welsh Finnigan

Celtic 10

Under 13: Murray Roulston Centurion

Shield – Winner: Allenton M

Cant. Feed Assessment Southern B 0 V

Methven 21

Under 11 – Club Associate All Games

Allenton G 15 V Methven W 55

Allenton M 12 V Rakaia 73

Blacklows Celtic W 12 V Methven B 43

Under 9 – Club Associate All Games

Bye: Methven W

Allenton 55 V Methven B 25

Barry Whittaker Contracting Tinwald 40 V

Rakaia 25

Under 8 – Club Associate All Games

Bye: Methven B

Summerfield Builders Celtic 60 V Methven

W 20,

Under 7 – Club Associate All Games

Allenton M 15 V Rakaia 14

Summerfield Celtic W 50 V Methven 85

Under 6 – Club Associate All Games

Summerfield Builders Celtic G 35 V

Methven B 45

Summerfield Builders Celtic W 60 V

Methven W 50

Progressive Livestock Southern W 45 V

Rakaia 25

Methven Bridge Results

Round 2 Drawn Partners


Val Dickson/Hilary Guild, 54.17%

Barbara Gawn/Gwen Goodwin, 52.50%

Val Brown/Heather Santy, 51.67%


Allan Collins/Paul

Gilroy, 59.17%

Margaret McLeod/

Valmai Wilson, 55.83%

Marjorie Holmes/Nan

Hyland, 49.17%

Call/txt Steph on 03 3021 787 or 027 427 0014

Private home based studio.

Private PT sessions (can take up to 3 at one time)

Group fitness classes:

� Weds 6.15am at Lauriston Hall

� Weds 10am at my studio (Yummy Mummies)

� Weds 6.30pm at Mt Somers

� Thurs 9.15am at my studio

� Fri 9.15am at Mt Somers

Toyota Cup Winners: Shirley and Ian

Lucas, 90-26-64

Other Good Scores:

Tania and Stuart Wilson, 64.5

Katrina Glass and K J McCloy, 64.5

Jan Lane and Gary Horn, 64.5

Heather and Gavin Santy, 67

Twos: Jan Lane and Gary Horn, Denise

and Paul Dixey

Single Persons:

Winner: Martin Hickman, 72-7-65

Other Good Scores:

Allan Lock, 95-25-70

Eric Grimwade, 73

Mark Scrivenor, 73

Mark Lock, 73

Methven Junior Netball

9 June

Methven A v Hampstead A, 30-19 POD

Mel Puckett

Methven B v Tinwald SuperValue A, 13-10

POD Kristy Hunter-Letham

Methven Black v Rakaia B, 21-7 POD

Rosemary Taggart

Methven White v Tinwald School B, 7-16

POD Ashleigh Allred

Methven Silver v Tinwald School C, Win

POD Catie Riordan

Methven Bronze v Hampstead School D,

Win POD Makayla Van der Valk

Proudly Sponsored by PGG Wrightson Aon

Phone 307 6795

Methven Hockey Results


1st Grade Women

Methven –won by default V Rakaia SAH

2nd Grade Girls

Methven 4 v Allenton 0

3rd Grade Girls Kwick Sticks

Methven 0 V Wakanui 1

POL Mel Puckett

4th Grade Kiwi Sticks

No game

5th Grade Mini Sticks

No game

1st Grade Men

No game

2nd Grade Boys

Methven 3 V Allenton 6

3rd Grade Boys Kwick Sticks

Methven 0 V Allenton 2

POD Morgan Jenkins

Methven Senior Netball

Country Day 9 June

PWL A beat College A ,38-16

B beat Southern A, 38-34

Black beat Hampstead Gold, 32-31

U18A beat Collegiate B, 34-26

U18B beat Allenton B, 31-21

White beat Hampstead U17 Blue, 29-17

U18C beat Hampstead Blue, 27-19

U15A beat Southern C, 45-23

U15B beat Allenton C, 21-10

We thank our community for their

attendance on Country Day, and the

support given to our Club.


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25 Cameron Street

Grand Old Lady is For Sale

The moment you enter the entrance, all the features this stunning home

offers you will capture your heart. Large 3 bedroom family home on a

1012m2 section. Good sized kitchen/dining room leading onto large

spacious lounge with wood panelling and lead light windows. A double

garage with workshop situated at rear of the property.

For Sale: $299,000

Open Home: Saturday 16 th June 2012, 11:00 – 11:30am

2/12 Carr Street 3/12 Carr Street

For Sale $190,000 For Sale $149,000

Thinking of an Investment

Two bedroom hardiplank cottage plus separate studio unit.

Cottage has a log burner and studio unit has a heat pump.

Both fully self contained, including laundry in each.

Easy care grounds, off street parking. Shows good rental return.

Margaret Feiss

A/Hrs 302 9009

Mobile 021 751 009

Main Street, Methven

Burdett Real Estate Licensed REAA 2008

Shirley Fitzgerald

A/Hrs 302 8347

Mobile 027 220 1528

Phone 303 3032

200 Main Street

Owner Ready to Sell

Ideal holiday home in heart of


Three/four bedrooms, heat pump.

Office and separate laundry.

Separate double garage.

Also could be great for rental


Set on 801m2 section.

For Sale: $320,000

69 Racecourse Road

Location, Location

Spectacular views from this

delightful two bedroom home with

a spacious sleepout.

Modern open plan kitchen and

living, plenty of storage on a small

easy care section.

Very motivated Sellers.

For Sale: $279,000

Sandra Bagrie

Phone 303 3032

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