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.”
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
“People make their bookings when they see what's on
the ground," said James.
For up-to-date snow
conditions and information
go to www.nzski.com .
For more information on all
those offering the Kids 4
Free deal in and around
Methven go to
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
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.
SKI TIME RESTAURANT & BAR
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 www.skitime.co.nz
To everyone who donated
items and supported our
Raffle winners notified
Advertising Sponsored by
Methven Real Estate
are now being taken for term 3
302 9397 / 021 214 0146
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.
Heritage Centre Art Gallery and attraction
Housie at Methven House 1.30pm
Methven Bowling Club
Feed Church Starts for the winter
Bike Methven AGM
Plunket Coffee Morning
Methven Garden Club AGM
Alcohol Awareness Evening - Tabai Matson
Carpenters Daughter Road Show
Toy Library AGM
Office Hrs: Mon Wed 9am -to 3pm
Methven P.O.Box 58
( 302 8437 xtn 3
DEADLINE FRIDAY NOON
METHVEN LIONS CLUB
invited for the
METHVEN LIONS CLUB &
MT HUTT SKI AREA
SKI EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
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
PO Box 88, METHVEN
Any enquiries to:
303 0702 or 0274 361 051
Methven Lions Youth Activities Co-ordinator
Methven Garden Club
21 June at 11am
followed by Buffet Lunch (cost $25)
speaker from Grow Mid Canterbury
Ph Fran Brown 3028 719
METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE
160 MAIN ROAD, METHVEN
THURSDAY 21ST JUNE, OPENS 11AM
FASHION SHOW 6PM
HEAT IT UP IN METHVEN FASHION SHOW
WITH THE LASTEST FASHION FROM TCD
BOOK YOUR SEAT TODAY
FRIDAY 22ND JUNE 9AM - 6PM
Alcohol Awareness Evening
(former All Black and present Canterbury Coach)
Thursday 21st June 7.30pm
Methven United Club (supper provided)
1 022 136 6590
Methven AA Meeting
6pm every Saturday
Methven Primary School Hall
For further information please call
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
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
of the public and
and did what was
right. Quoted as
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
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
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
Talk to KAREN BLACKLOW
For all you travel needs and the
latest travel deals!
Travel Gift Vouchers Available
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
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.
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Showroom, we have relocated to Methven!
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Rob Markillie 35
Mandy McAlpine 25
Elliot Markillie 3
Freda Turnbull 3
Kathryn McKendry 80
Olivia Carter 18
Birthday Surprise Winner Pop into
Methven 4 Square Supermarket
for your surprise!
For any queries please call:
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
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
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
From acclaimed director
(GENOVA, A MIGHTY
HEART) comes a modern
day re-telling of Thomas
Hardy's classic novel
"Tess of the d’Ubervilles".
Starring SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE’S Freida Pinto, TRISHNA is a
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
"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
Methven junior teams had a brilliant
country day and none more so than
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
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
More gigs have been confirmed!
- check out thebluepub.co.nz/gig guide
~ Friday June 15 ~
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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 box...you’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 www.thebrownpub.co.nz
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
MORNING TEA SPECIAL
Join us for your
Daily Choices which are
Tues Cheese scones
Wed Apple & cinnamon
Thurs eSavoury Scones
Fri Raspberry & White
Sat Date Scones
Sun Lemon brioche with
Winter Trading Hours
8am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday
Late Night Friday
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Phone 03 302 8455
ury Agents for:
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At all our SuperValue Petrol discount Supermarkets
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 - www.iticket.co.nz
in association with
Director: Alister Body
Proposed Amendment to the ASHBURTON DISTRICT SPEED LIMITS BYLAW 2005
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
the WPA THEATRE, DAVID GEFFEN, CAMERON MACKINTOSH and the SHUBERT ORGANISATION
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,
www.ashburtondc.govt.nz 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
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 www.iticket.co.nz
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 www.methventheatrecompany.co.nz
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
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
For more details on the show check
out the new Methven Theatre Company
co.nz 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.
iticket.co.nz) 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
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
Debbie Roberts is a Digital Marketing
guru, renowned for her dynamic fast
paced style, at the front of the trends in
digital marketing. You will be assured of
getting the most out of these information
packed workshops. Debbie is a skilled
presenter and trainer with the latest
insights, tips and tricks guaranteed to
help business at all stages to get the most
out of online media.
Debbie is also available for specialised
one on one coaching on a fee for service
basis by arrangement email:
phone 021 246 3446.
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Mid Canterbury Small Business & Rural Supply Business
of the Year 2010
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
EWRB LICENSED& REGISTERED • OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
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
UNRIVALLED QUALITY IN RAKAIA
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.
0274 388 493
Very charming two bedroom cottage.
Priced under Government Valuation.
Option to buy as tenanted investment or with vacant
SEIZE THE DAY
*Enjoy stunning mountain vistas
*3161sqm section close to the town centre
*Located just off Morgan Street on
Mark & Rachel Allred
0274 909 991 Mark
0272 429 799 Rachel
CHARMING AND AFFORDABLE
* Home sited on 776m2 corner section
* Extensive renovations have been
* Private and secure
SELDOM AVAILABLE – 1.4ha LIFESTYLE
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.
A GREAT FAMILY ESCAPE
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.
SOMETHING A LITTLE
* 3 bed house on easy care 517m2
* 2nd storey living
* Very Sunny
$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,
THE MALL, METHVEN Ph: 3028743
Mt Hutt Lodge - Rakaia Gorge now open
From 12 Noon Lunches, Drinks, Snacks,
Dinner. Closed Tuesdays.
www.mthuttlodge.co.nz 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
BREAKFAST COOK REQUIRED
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)
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
Call Errol on 021 047 5528
Or call in to the Methven Bakery
for it’s 9th anniversary!!
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
P.A to Margaret Wilson
Mob: 021 239 4418
SPORTS • NEWS • RESULTS
Methven Rugby Results Methven Golf
Saturday 9 June 2012
Mixed American Foursome
Monday 4 June
Senior Division 1 Luisetti Seeds – Semi
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
Under 13: Murray Roulston Centurion
Shield – Winner: Allenton M
Cant. Feed Assessment Southern B 0 V
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
Under 8 – Club Associate All Games
Bye: Methven B
Summerfield Builders Celtic 60 V Methven
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
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%
Valmai Wilson, 55.83%
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
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
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
Methven A v Hampstead A, 30-19 POD
Methven B v Tinwald SuperValue A, 13-10
POD Kristy Hunter-Letham
Methven Black v Rakaia B, 21-7 POD
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
5th Grade Mini Sticks
1st Grade Men
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.
A/Hrs 302 9009
Mobile 021 751 009
Main Street, Methven
Burdett Real Estate Licensed REAA 2008
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
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
Phone 303 3032