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December 2, 2016

& LIFESTYLE

Industry Comment

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Preparing your home for sale

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Open Homes

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Mid Canterbury open homes

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Fendalton Halswell Rangiora Ashburton Blenheim Greymouth

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FEATURE PROPERTY

What a fantastic view! 62 Farm Road This large 320m² contemporary style home features four bedrooms plus kitchen, dining, living area and bathroom all upstairs.

Downstairs is home to two bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry. A real treat is the huge triple car garage with storage rooms attached. There is a lot more on offer here!

The generous lounge offers the most fabulous view over Coniston.

This property really is something special for Ashburton and is certainly a family home.

VIEW BY APPOINTMENT www.bayleys.co.nz/553654

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A HOME TO CALL YOUR OWN

Allenton

AN AFFORDABLE OPPPORTUNITY

Allenton

118 Alford Forest Road

For Sale Offers over $279,000 View Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment

29 Churchill Avenue

For Sale $225,000 View Sat 11.45am - 12.15pm or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/552430

Now is the time buy this brick home, in a sought after location. Enjoy the open plan kitchen and living. The plus is a sunroom, giving you that extra needed space. Priced for a first home buyer, so move the family or just yourself. The well maintained section has lots of parking, large garden shed, plenty of space for vegetable gardens and that trampoline.

www.bayleys.co.nz/553657

Eliza Waszczak

M 021 039 1770 B 03 307 7377 eliza.waszczak@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

What a fantastic location, very close to Allenton shopping centre. This two bedroom unit is situated on a quiet street and is the back one of two. Plenty of room for pets and a vege patch - its your choice. Nice and private but sunny and warm with living facing the west. There is a single carport with a lock up storage area.

Mick Hydes

M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon

M 027 448 4006

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

OPPORTUNITY IN ALLENTON

Allenton

WHAT A FANTASTIC VIEW!

Allenton

102 Elizabeth Street

For Sale $273,000 View Sat 10.30-11.00am by appointment

62 Farm Road

For Sale $560,000 View by appointment

Very tidy two bedroom plus sunroom home on small subdivided front section. New kitchen with dishwasher and an updated bathroom. Single garage with off street parking. Perfect opportunity for entry level purchaser or investor.

www.bayleys.co.nz/553509

Jenny Gray

M 027 452 2888 B 03 307 7377 jenny.gray@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

A large 320m² contemporary style home. With four bedrooms, bathroom and living areas all upstairs and two bedrooms, and laundry/ bathroom downstairs. The generous lounge has the most fabulous views over "Coniston" and beyond. A real treat is the huge triple car garage with storage rooms attached. Plus there is lots more! This property really is something special for Ashburton and is certainly a family home.

www.bayleys.co.nz/553654

Jenny Gray

M 027 452 2888 B 03 307 7377 jenny.gray@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

PRICED TO SELL

Allenton

ALLENTON TOWNHOUSE

Allenton

37 Kelvin Crescent

For Sale $569,000 View Sat 11.30am-12.00pm or by appointment

1/18 Woodham Drive

For Sale $315,000 View Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment

You must see to appreciate this home and especially the beautiful section complete with the added area for extra car parking and also if you have a motor home there is even a covered carport with power point (designed for a large motor home). This type of home is rarely available and so sought after. The 1,188m² section and the home is two story with five bedrooms and two bathrooms, heated by a compliant log burner.

www.bayleys.co.nz/552902

Eliza Waszczak

M 021 039 1770 B 03 307 7377 eliza.waszczak@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

Lovely two bedroom front townhouse on the westside of Ashburton. Your peace won’t be comprised with vehicle movements as this property is situated on a no through road with the Allenton shops in close proximity. The heat pump will keep you cosy and the manicured grounds/ gardens will keep you happy. This property is well fenced for your security, children or pets and includes an attached garage.

www.bayleys.co.nz/553575

Mick Hydes

M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

WHAT A FIND

Ashburton

LOOKING FOR CENTRAL?

Ashburton

8B Goldrich Grove

For Sale $535,000 View Sat 10.45-11.15am or by appointment

32A Havelock Street

For Sale $415,000 View Sat 11.30am - 12.00pm or by appointment

A home you will be proud to have visitors to with seriously good indoor/outdoor living spaces. Comprising of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas. Heated via a log burner and heat pump. Professionally landscaped and in pristine condition both inside and out, giving you many maintenance free years of happy living.

www.bayleys.co.nz/553579

Mick Hydes

M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

Needing to downsize and want to be close to town. We have found just the property for you. Just a stroll to the CBD and library this brand new three bedroom townhouse is nearing completion. Finished to a high standard there will be a stylish palette throughout. The open plan living area flows to the easy care section with a patio with which to enjoy a cupa in the sun. Attached garaging allows ease of access.

Bayleys Ashburton - 03 307 7377

www.bayleys.co.nz/552961

Mick Hydes

M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon

M 027 448 4006

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

www.bayleys.co.nz


FAMILY FRIENDLY CHARACTER HOME 22 Chalmers Avenue This character home has three bedrooms and a bathroom which has been modernised and refreshed and hot water is provided by the Rinnai gas system. The living room feels warm and inviting thanks in part, to the Masport log burner. Families will appreciate the privacy and security that the fully fenced rear section provides and the section is large enough for plenty of off street parking.

Hampstead

CHARMING BUNGALOW

Hampstead

For Sale $245,000 View Sat 10.45-11.15am or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/552969

84 Chalmers Avenue

For Sale $335,000 View Sat 10.45-11.15am or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/553391

Brad Wallis

M 022 350 2269 B 03 307 7377 brad.wallis@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

Comfortable and practical it is warm and cosy with the compliant log burner, separate kitchen, French doors lead from the dining through to living and on to the hugely spacious sunroom. Three bedrooms, master with built in robe. The outdoors features a children’s play area and mature gardens.

Mick Hydes

M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon

M 027 448 4006

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

NOT JUST A TOWNHOUSE

Hampstead

BUY OF THE YEAR!

Hampstead

157 Kermode Street

For Sale $480,000 View Sat 11-11.30am or by appointment

55 Nelson Street

For Sale $266,000 View Sat 10.45-11.15am or by appointment

A quality build it has all the bells and whistles. The modern functional central kitchen overlooks the outdoors and blends seamlessly with the living area and a separate lounge with a gas fire. The main living is heated with a heat pump. Tiles feature in the entrance way, kitchen and bathrooms which have quality fixtures and fittings. Three bedrooms, master with an ensuite and WIR and attached double garage.

www.bayleys.co.nz/552842

Mick Hydes

M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon

M 027 448 4006

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

You can’t beat a brick home and this one is the right choice. It has room for the whole family, so close to Hampstead School. Come see this tidy property today, complete with updated kitchen and bathroom. Heated with a compliant log burner plus the added bonus of an HRV system, keeping the house dry and well ventilated. Spacious 840m² section, single garage and off street parking.

www.bayleys.co.nz/553350

Eliza Waszczak

M 021 039 1770 B 03 307 7377 eliza.waszczak@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

WELCOME TO EASY CARE LIVING

Hampstead

GOOD BUYING AT $210,000

Netherby

80A Oxford Street

Deadline Sale

69 Davis Crescent

For Sale $210,000 View Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment

Tidily presented with room to add your own style, this standalone townhouse is sunny, spacious and privately positioned at the end of the drive. The layout is very functional and offers double internal access garaging, a roomy living area and a great sized garden and lawn which can be kept low maintenance or landscaped further. With three bedrooms this home is the perfect base for an easy lifestyle.

Offers invited in the vicinity of $339,000 on or before 2pm, Tue 13 Dec 2016 View Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/553670

MOVE STRAIGHT IN

Tinwald

A LITTLE BIT OF COUNTRY

Chertsey

78 Grove Street

For Sale $278,000 View Sat 11.30am-12.00pm or by appointment

31 Chertsey Line Road

For Sale $339,000 View by appointment

This Grove Street property is an excellent option for anyone wanting to get into their first home or perhaps get a group of friends together to invest.There is a significant chattels list that goes with this property so it is perfect for those looking to move out of Mum and Dad’s place and into your own. Whatever your situation, this three bedroom brick home has plenty to offer.

Debbie Boon

M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

Two bedroom brick and tile home on Davis Crescent. A solid first home option to get you started on the property ladder or consider this as an addition to your rental portfolio (short term tenancy at $400 per week). A tidy home on a good sized section with fully fenced back yard.

www.bayleys.co.nz/553264

Brad Wallis

M 022 350 2269 B 03 307 7377 brad.wallis@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

www.bayleys.co.nz/553633

Brad Wallis

M 022 350 2269 B 0800 438 547 brad.wallis@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

This Chertsey property allows for ease of access to Rakaia, Christchurch or Ashburton. Tidy three bedroom house with open plan living overlooking the front garden. The yard houses a large two car garage plus workshop and separate utility room ready for whatever you need it for. Large quarter acre section with loads of off-street parking for caravan, trailer or bus. Room for the children and pets and all their toys.

Bayleys Ashburton - 03 307 7377

www.bayleys.co.nz/553170

Mick Hydes

M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon

M 027 448 4006

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

www.bayleys.co.nz


ENVIABLE LIFESTYLE

Ashburton

FAMILY, LIFESTYLE AND LOCATION

Ashburton

57 Northpark Road

For Sale $797,000 including GST View by appointment

160 Racecourse Road

For Sale $1,280,000 plus GST (if any) View by appointment

www.bayleys.co.nz/552973

Mike Preston

M 027 430 70441 B 03 307 2400

George Morris

M 027 212 8668

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

This immaculately presented 10.6ha property with a spacious 390m² home built in 1996 and boasts five bedrooms (master with ensuite and WIR), two bathrooms, open plan kitchen, living and dining with doors through to a separate lounge and patio. Completing the property is a four bay shed with two bays enclosed and irrigation water available from a ground water consent.

www.bayleys.co.nz/553122

Mike Preston

M 027 430 7041 B 03 307 2400

George Morris

M 027 212 8668

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

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Built in 2009 this superb home comprises four double bedrooms, open plan kitchen and dining, separate lounge and boasts modern conveniences that you would expect in any new build. Set on a private 1.1 hectares of land fenced into two paddocks with a young but establishing garden. A separate double garage and range of implement sheds complete this stunning lifestyle package.

PRIME LOCATION Hollands Road Very desirable 1 hectare of bareland Excellent building sites with exceptional views Easy commute to Ashburton town centre Established shelter Power and phone at the boundary Secure this private well located lifestyle section to build your dream home.

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Geraldine

For Sale $400,000 including GST View by appointment

45 Downs Road

For Sale $365,000 including GST View by appointment

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www.bayleys.co.nz/553382

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M 027 430 7041 B 03 307 2400

George Morris

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WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008. D

10 hectares with potential to subdivide Excellent building sites with stunning views overlooking Geraldine township and mountain ranges Private, well laid out block with deer fencing and fertile soils In close proximity to Geraldine village, shops and amenities

www.bayleys.co.nz/553454

Mike Preston

M 027 430 7041 B 03 307 2400

George Morris

M 027 212 8668

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

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DAIRY SUPPORT, ARABLE, FINISHING OR TRADING

Ashburton

245 Goughs Crossing Road

Deadline Sale

This 172.1ha farm had extensive development three years ago and offers numerous production options. Irrigated by the very reliable Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Scheme through four Zimmatic centre-pivots and K-line pods this farm generates strong and dependable production. Currently run as a dairy support and beef finishing block this farm has successfully grown high yielding fodder beet and kale crops as well as excellent pastures. Under current management the farm will graze 1,000 head of mixed age cattle this summer and wintered 600 R-1 year cattle in 2016. The homestead is the jewel in the crown.This architect designed home was constructed in 2010 and it fits into its rural surroundings perfectly. The home enjoys a large open plan kitchen/living area with bi-fold windows and doors that open out to the very well maintained garden and orchard. Built to very high specifications the home faces North, making the most of wide-ranging views of Mt Somers and Mt Hutt. The home offers three double bedrooms with a very generous master bedroom complimented by a large walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom. An office, large bathroom, butler’s pantry and a double garage complete this modern country home.

4pm, Thurs 8 Dec 2016 (unless sold prior) View by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/553451

Mike Preston

M 027 430 7041 B 03 307 2400

George Morris

M 027 212 8668 B 03 307 7377

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

Bayleys Ashburton - 03 307 7377

www.bayleys.co.nz


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Karyn Cox Rental Manager M 027 7766 497

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My first home It’s huge and it’s huge again when you buy your first home.

If you’re buying your first home, you can apply for a Welcome Home Loan. These are provided by some banks but not all and you only require a minimum of 10% deposit.

A lot of first home buyer don’t know how much they can afford to borrow therefore don’t know what price range they should be looking at when they go shopping for their first home.

All these questions can be answered

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While it is a BIG decision it is important that you get the right advice before buying your first home.

John Moore

The best thing to do for a start is to have a chat to a mortgage broker as he/she can calculate how much you can borrow based on what your savings and income is. Plus whether you’re in Kiwisaver and how long you’ve been in Kiwisaver. Are you eligible for a Home Start Grant.

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It can be very daunting for many as they step forward to buy their first home.

We’ve all got stories of when we bought our first home and what we paid for it. We remember the Real Estate Agent showing us the property and any others you didn’t buy. You probably still look at the one’s you didn’t buy and wonder what direction your life may have gone down if you purchased the other home.

although a lot of first home buyers don’t know what they could be eligible for. This is the concerning thing as a number of buyers could buy their first home and miss out on the Home Loan Grant or borrow more than they have too as the could draw from their Kiwisaver and have less borrowings.

You can use your Kiwisaver contributions towards the purchase of your first home. You only have to leave $1,000 in your Kiwisaver, this being the Governments kick start of $1,000. You are entitled to draw out your employer’s contributions towards the purchase of your first home. If you’ve been in Kiwisaver for a minimum of 3-years and been contributing for that period you could be eligible for up to $5,000 Home Start Grant. If it is you and your parner this would be $5,000 each.

*At the time of printing These are a number of benefits that could be available to you if you’re a first home buyer. There are also the second chance people as well, that haven’t owned a property for a number of years. They to could qualify for a Welcome Home loan or be eligible to draw funds from their Kiwisaver or a Home Start Grant. If you’re a first home buyer and looking at buying or just wondering how much you can afford to buy, give me a call and as a Mortgage Broker I can advise you on your affordability and what other benefits you may be entitled too.

If you’re buying a brand new home or building you could be eligible to up to $10,000 Home Start Grant. If you’re a couple this would be $10,000 each.

John Moore is a Mortgage Broker and a Registered Financial Adviser Disclosure Statement is available free of charge on request.

A DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

FREE OF CHARGE.

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For more info call 0800 to borrow 0800 86 267769

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john@finessefinance.co.nz

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INDUSTRY COMMENT

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Preparing your home for sale Over the Christmas break some of you may be using the time to ready your property for sale in the New Year. I have put some ideas together to follow:

Create street appeal First impressions are very important so make sure the front of the property looks appealing and inviting with a weed-free garden, flake free windows and cladding and well maintained fences.

Clean, clean, clean Another huge mistake sellers make is assuming that the buyers can look past an unswept floor or dirty bathroom. When the mess and dirt is not their own, many buyers find it to be an extreme turn-off. Remember you’re used to the way your property looks, but others will be seeing it for the very first time. You may have long since stopped seeing how much dirt is around. Get someone other than yourself to give it a once over. Ensure that windows are clean inside and out – it’s surprising how much difference it makes to the light.

John Lamb

make sure the minor repairs are taken care of. A lick of paint will freshen scuffs and scrapes in the woodwork. Basic maintenance work will help to ensure buyers don’t find any faults.

Cut the clutter

High pressure washing outside walls and driveways can make a big difference to your property’s appearance.

You want the prospective buyer to be able to imagine their own belongings in the property, so de-clutter to keep things tidy. Less clutter will also help make rooms appear larger.

Fix it

Pets

From leaking taps to a broken bulb,

Let the team at Insideout take care of all your painting and property maintenance

One of the biggest factors that impact

• Maintenance & repairs • Painting • Carpentry • Spouting • Water blasting • Handyman services • Renovations • Fencing & decks • Insulation • Rural & urban

negatively on a potential buyer are pet smells and mess. Many property owners do work very hard on removing all smells and evidence of furry friends, however it is difficult to completely eradicate when you are accustomed to the smell on a daily basis. Ideally you need to get a friend who does not own pets to inspect your property and be brutally honest with you.

Garage/shed These areas will be of much interest to potential purchasers if they are handymen

MAKE A COMMITMENT TO PROTECT WHAT MATTERS

or gardeners. Frequently the garage becomes a no-go zone full of extra belongings. Tidying these so buyers can see the usefulness of them can add appeal to the property as it highlights how much storage space is available.

Don’t forget the backyard Often this area gets overlooked but it’s a good idea to get rid of that rubbish out back, you will have to deal with it anyway when the house sells, so why not continue with the good impression you have made out front.

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What’s On Saturday, December 3

Sunday, December 4

Christmas Fete

Methven’s Christmas Ashburton Mitre 10 Mega Christmas in Picnic the Park Venue: Methven Racecourse,

Venue: Ashburton Borough School Ashburton borough school is holding a Christmas fete after the Santa parade there will be home baking, popcorn candyfloss, plant stall, crafts and lots more.

Racecourse Ave

Come join us for a great day’s live festive entertainment, free entry including racebook, live music, The school choir and kapa haka will treasure hunt, Santa and lolly be preforming. A real family event. scramble, The Balloon Man and giveaways for the kids. Entry: Gold Coin Donation Wheelbarrow racing and best BBQ 1.30-4pm competition brought to you by The Brown Pub and The Blue Pub.

Saturday, December 3

Cadbury Christmas Truck Tour Ashburton Venue: New World, 75 Moore Street We know that Kiwis are a generous bunch, and we also know that as the festive season rolls around, it’s not always a joyful time for all. Many families who may be struggling can feel added pressure at Christmas. To help out in a small way, the Cadbury Christmas Truck is touring the country this festive season to deliver moments of joy and supporting New World’s donation drive.

Cadbury’s travelling Christmas winter wonderland will take over the New World parking area for people to enjoy onsite, with every shopper who purchases a Cadbury product given the chance to spin the winning Christmas advent wheel. Entry: Free

2-4pm Saturday, December 3

Ashburton Car Club Venue: Chertsy Road, Chertsy. Signposted from SH1.

We are proud to bring you an evening of top entertainment, with a big concert feel, plenty of room for the picnic while special guest Dave Dobbyn joins our regions finest entertainers right here in the heart of Mid Canterbury.

Sunday, December 4

Ashburton Hop Run Festival

7pm

Venue: Ashburton Domain BBQ area off Grigg Street.

The Marvellous Mayfield Christmas Market

Vehicle display, stalls and more. Gold coin donation, proceeds to Ashburton Cancer Society. Stall holders $10. For more info contact the organiser on 027 715 4749

10.00am – 3.00pm Sunday, December 4

The Silver Fern Rally is New Zealand’s greatest gravel rally event, winding through some of the best roads in New Zealand.

Sunday, December 11

Venue: Mayfield War Memorial Hall, State Highway 72, Mayfield Village. This indoor/outdoor market will feature around 50 eclectic stalls. Entry to this event is free, hourly prize giveaways. Entertainment and Santa in the afternoon.

10am–3pm Sunday, December 11

Cystic FibrosisCrusaders Charity Cricket Past vs Present

Sunday, December 18

More Magic Moments Venue: Event Centre. More Magic Moments – with a touch of Christmas. In support of the Event Centre, directed and choreographed by Jenny Beach, Susan Spencer and Penny Wilson. Enjoy a light hearted show with Song & Dance, Comedy, Sing-along, a little bit of Irish and of course a little bit of Christmas too. Tickets: Adult $20 | Child/ Senior $18. Fees apply

Saturday, February 18 – Sunday, February 19

The South Island Mobilehome Extravaganza Venue: Ashburton A&P Showgrounds This event is the buying/selling of new and used Mobilehomes. Accessories too.

9am – 4pm Saturday, February 25

Thursday, January 5 – Tuesday, January 10

FMG Young Farmer of The Year Aorangi Regional Final

Methven Summer School

Venue: Methven A&P Showgrounds, 72 Barkers Road, Methven. Entry: free

2pm and 7pm

Welcome to the 2017 Methven Summer School - we aim to INVOLVE, INFORM, & INSPIRE you and invite your to partake in our fantastic courses! Enjoy our unique region and share the knowledge of our experts. Visit methvensummerschool.co.nz for more details.

Various Friday, January 13 Saturday January 14

Dreams, Despair & Delight Venue: Event Centre

8.00am – 6.00pm Tuesday, February 28

Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With The Nappy Lady Venue: The Resource Recovery Park, 25 Range Street During this 2.5 hour interactive workshop you will not only learn lots about modern cloth nappies and all of your options but you will also get some fun education around other ways you can minimize waste at home with a baby. Tickets: Individual Ticket: $25.00, Couple Ticket: $25.00

12noon-2pm

Venue: Event Centre

Award-winning performer, David Klein is bringing his science storytelling show to town.

11am

Holiday Programme

Friday, December 16

Venue: Mania-o-roto Park

Ashburton Christmas At the Races

Five full days of activities, including one overnight experience. Our team of experienced leaders will share their knowledge in a fun, friendly safe environment.

Venue: Ashburton Racecourse

Christmas at the Races is your onestop Christmas Party shop, with Inverted Fitness each of the 47 events nationwide presents Music David shares his journey of curiosity promising fine festive food, live and discovery from childhood to entertainment, exciting racing Legends: Made in adulthood as atoms, cells, evolution, action and the chance to dress up Heaven the solar system, stars and beyond and toast the season. are pieced together into a unique Venue: Event Centre. Simply choose a hospitality and extremely satisfying conclusion. An evening of fabulous music and package that suits your group’s Door sales will also be available. pole dance brought to you by the style and budget and turn up on This event takes place in the students of Inverted Fitness Pole the day! Fitness Studio. With live music from Woodham Foyer. General Admission: free, Reindeer’s Lead and Lace. Tickets: General Admission: $10.00, Retreat (per site): $100.00, Country Concession Admission: $5.00 Price: $25 (fees apply) Christmas Marquees: $75.00

7.30pm

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The Mid-Canterbury Summer School 2017 presents the musical theatre show of Dreams, Despair This biennial event attracts & Delight. Tutors Musical Director competitors from around the world and Producer Jo Castelow from and is considered a ‘must do’ event Venue: Christchurch Boys High Ashburton and Alice Sollis Director/ School Choreographer from Timaru are for the many NZ & international well known in the field of musical competitors. Now in its 34th year, the Cystic theatre and never fail to deliver This year we have 50 cars entered, Fibrosis Charity Cricket match, held stunning shows. at Christchurch Boys’ High School, these classic gravel rally cars pre will see the favourites - the BNZ $23 + fees 1982 that are extremely rare and Crusaders take on an Olympic and collectable. Think of Ford Escorts, Friday – 7.30pm; All Star team. All proceeds from Mazda RX 7 & Porsche 911. the day go to helping Kiwi kids and Saturday – 2pm + 7.30pm We invite you to come along to adults who have cystic fibrosis lead meet the teams, see the cars and Monday, January 16 – a much better quality of life. Friday, January 20 their support crews. Entry: Free Adventure Plus! Entry: Free

Annual Clubsport Advanced 1/4 Friday, December 9 mile sprints. One day licences for Chertsy Standing and Flying will be Tour De Science available for $35. Venue: Event Centre.

Saturday, December 3

Venue: Ashburton Domain Oval

The night will finish off with a Mega fireworks display and watch out for the big old jolly man in red Gates open 9am, first race 12noon to arrive on the stage during the evening.

Look out for donation trolleys at NZ Silver Fern Rally selected New World stores to gift non-perishable food items, toys and Venue: Methven Recreation treats for deserving families. Reserve, 30 Methven Chertsy Road The Cadbury Christmas Truck will be helping New World stores collect the community’s donations for delivery to families in need.

Saturday, December 10

Community events diary

5.30-6.30pm

11am

6.30-8.30pm Saturday, March 11

Mayfield A&P Show Venue: Mayfield A&P Showgrounds Annual A&P Show with a fantastic mix of traditional and unique show events including the very popular pig racing.

Friday, March 17

Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones They conquered NZ with Grumpy Old Women, took Australia and the Universe by storm with 50 Shades of Beige and now they’re in another World. Yes! Entry: from $65

8.00pm – 10.00pm

Activities include: boating, kayaking, cycling, poineering, Sunday, March 19 cooking, techno and camping over on the Thursday night. Registrations David Strassman’s available for Scouts and NoniTedE Scoutinhg youth aged 10-13 years Venue: Event Centre (intermediate age). For registration forms and/or more information please email: binghamfamily@outlook.com or turkeys@xtra.co.nz or find us on Facebook at Mania-O-Roto Scout Park. Cost: $200

International comedy star, David Strassman’s brand new show, iTedE is an uproarious take on our technology-laden lives. Tickets: Premium: $79.90, A Reserve: $59.90, B Reserve: $49.90

6.00pm


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Southfield 7.30pm Saturday December 3

Sunday, December 25

Community Christmas lunch Venue: Sinclair Centre,

Christmas celebrations all wrapped up

The 2016 Community Christmas lunch is being held at the Sinclair Centre, at the rear of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Park Street at 12.30pm on Christmas Day. This lunch is for anyone who would like to share Christmas Day with others. There is no charge. If you have any questions please phone Ann 308 0333 and leave a message. You are warmly invited to share this special time with us.

231 Burnett Street, Ashburton www.ashburtonclub.co.nz Ph 308 7149

12.30pm

Members, guests and affiliates all welcome.

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Inverted Fitness

Tour de Science

Presents music legends: Made in heaven. An evening of music and pole dance. All proceeds to Mid Canterbury Animal Shelter. 7.30pm / All Tickets $25 (fees apply)

Award-winning performer, David Klein is bringing his one-man science storytelling show to town. 5.30pm / Adult $10 / Student/Senior $5 (fees apply)

The Little Match Girl

More Magic Moments

Dance Worx presents this magical story brought alive through the joy of dance. 7pm (Fri) 2pm (Sat) / Adult $20 / Children/Seniors $18 (fees apply)

Enjoy a lighthearted show of song and dance with a touch of Christmas, in support of The Event Centre. Directed and choreographed by Jenny Beach, Susan Spencer, Penny Wilson.

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