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Weekend in Mid Canterbury

WEEKEND IN MID CANTERBURY Mid Canterbury is a fantastic place to live. So we wanted to capture the magic that makes our place and our people so amazing within a fun, action-packed 28-page feature full of photos taken over one weekend. Enjoy!

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Above – Tinwald School students go green for St Patrick’s dress-up day. Left – Vision Insurance’s Meg Ashworth and David Rush working hard on a Friday.

Above – Climate change protest on the East Street Chessboard.

Above – Liam Oke from Skip-2-It Flooring Xtra installing carpet tiles at Mount Hutt College. Left – Rainer Irrigation storemen working in style in the newly-renovated parts & service area that is now up and running.

Above – Valerie Blake and Sidney Te Taite on their way to a marching competition.

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Above – Lovett Family Farms staff member Erwin Pol filling and moving bulk bags of onions that are to be exported to Europe. Above – Redmonds’ interior consultant Amanda Patrick making the final touches to a new home staging.

Below – JKF Homes staff member Henry Phillip framing a roof on a pole shed at Ryal Bush yard.

Above – Neumanns Tyres staff member Dave Huria making sure the tractor tyre is attached properly before assigning any work on it.

Above – Des Kruger getting ready to fell a tree with his powerful Stihl Shop chainsaw.

Above – Rural Transport staff members Trevor and Nick moved a new crane on to a new truck to get fitted at Helmack Engineering, which will be ready for use in a few weeks’ time.

Above – Corey Thomson from Palmer Agri Parts Direct Ltd welding hay feeder frames.


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FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Above – Nicky Horrell from the Toolshed Ashburton talking with a customer about power tools.

Above – Wilson Bulk Transport truck driver Jurie Blanche preparing to leave the Lovett Family Farms after loading onions for export to Europe.

Above – Property Brokers staff finishing off their work for the week. Left – Melissa from Style Footwear fitting Samantha Rose with a new-season boot.

Left – Minute and Sylvester, the Riverside Industrial Park-famous cats, chilling out at the Toolshed Ashburton. Right – Terrace View Retirement Village staff members Colleen Ledingham and Louisa Russell playing 500 with residents Ngaire Hampton and John Wylie while resident Sylvia Williams (left) is enjoying watching them play.

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“Thank you Theresa for the excellent service you provided when we were purchasing our house. We liked your friendly manner and the fact that you were very patient and never pushy. We were impressed with how accommodating you were with respect to viewings, and with your excellent communication skills We also found when it came to putting in an offer you had good advice and guidance which made the process easier.

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FRIDAY EVENING

Above and below – Boys brigade members have been busy cleaning rubbish from Wakanui Beach.

Above – Kids having fun at Tinwald Cycling Club Whizz Wheelers night.

Below – Kirstin Cook’s leaving drinks at Speight’s Ale House (from left) Aaron Heath, Desme Daniels, Kirstin Cook and Cushla Harborne.

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FRIDAY EVENING

Above (from left) – Samantha Weir, Valeska Flanagan, Catherine Tozer, Riki-Lee Marshall, Charnae Sinclair, Lylah and Madi Wilson celebrating the birthday of a friend at The Phat Duck. Left – James Guthrie calls Chris Hurley’s shot while playing pool at the Turf Bar.

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Vision Insurance is also involved in rural insurance, business and domestic cover, and has a unique, specialised insurance package for Bed and Breakfast businesses. This package is sold nationally, exclusively through Vision Insurance, and is recommended by the Bed and Breakfast Association of New Zealand. Our brokers have met so many interesting B&B clients - from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South.

Vision Insurance has a wealth of experience and knowledge. Owner and Director, David Rush, is supported by a team of senior brokers, with Claims Support Above – Morgan and Jade Harborne mostly co-operating to survive vast depths of knowledge gained from working Above – Cleavers Corner Gastro Pub staff member Ella Riordan making an espresso martini. the ARK (computer game). Vision Insurance can arrange insurance in the insurance industry most of their lives. House packages, and as brokers, can also be Business Growth involved in premium negotiations and claims settlements; you wouldn’t be on your own if Vision’s significant growth over the past 14 you entered into a dispute with an insurer. Private Motor Vehicle years is testament to their customer-focused Vision has advised on clients’ claims which were service. Many of their clients’ businesses have initially declined, but after their involvement, also grown from small beginnings, and are now insurers overturned their decisions and the large entities. Vision Insurance has maintained Bed & Breakfast claims were paid out. good relationships throughout their growth -

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Independent Advice Considering reviewing your insurance cover? Vision Insurance will work for you, not insurance companies, to ensure you have the right cover and competitively-priced premiums. There’s no extra cost to you in working with Vision, and as brokers, they also have access to insurers who don’t sell directly to the public.

Insurance Protection Vision Insurance (S.I.) Ltd. are Fire and General insurance brokers; for businesses, farms, vehicles, dwellings, contents, boats and travel (not life or medical insurance).

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SATURDAY MORNING

Above – Wilsons Windscreen’s Blake and Wayne fitting a windscreen.

Above – Run and Walk Ashburton members look like they’re having a ball.

Above – Harveys Bakehouse staff Georgia and Julia ready to welcome customers.

Above – Ashburton Vintage Car Club’s, Les Bennett, with a line-up of classic beauties.

Below – Ines (left) and Kerrin Forster working on a sausage sizzle to raise money for Ines’ trip to Japan.

Above – EA Networks staff members fixing power lines in town.

Above – 2IC Gian Aterrado hosing the shed after morning milking.

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Above – Jo Ryk (left) and Boyd Marsh supporting the bowls at Hampstead. Left – Bruce Wear taking his dog Jake for a walk.

Above – Ian selling his delicate designs at the Farmers’ market. Left – Eunice, enjoying reading the Guardian, while selling her plants.

Above – Farmers’ market – David and Les commenting on the world. Left – Saturday bowls at Lochlea Resort. Right – Tina Wishart was selling her pots made from cement and cloth at the Ashburton Craft Market.

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SATURDAY MORNING

Above (from left) – Allison Gibbs, Helen Boag, Jill Harris and Shona Scott supporting the bowls at Hampstead. Above – Fletcher Hutchinson and Poppy having cuddles at the Ashburton Domain.

Above – Gerald Hayes (left) and Mark Read wait patiently at the Ashburton Vehicle Testing Station.

Above – First National’s Mark Williams takes a breather at the end of a busy open home.

Below – Alex Bamford-Smith (left) and Lester Hurst from the Ashburton Photography Club were out and about at the weekend.

Below – Mechanic Neville Gibb hard at work at Hyundai’s Ashburton workshop.

Above – Archie Millar, 2, was with dad Sam at the Ashburton Domain giving the tractor a workout.

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Above – Darryl Nelson packing his groceries into his truck at New World. Above – Aaron Bradley takes his “Porsche” out for a spin at the Ashburton Toy Library. Below – Jimmy Malthus is aiming to be a builder at the Ashburton Toy Library.

Left – Roy, with his children Danielle and Adam, are happy to have filled up the pantry at New Word.

Above – Veronica and Andrew Golding walking their dog Dodge at our gorgeous Ashburton Domain.

Above – GDC mechanics hard at work keeping the fleet operational, making sure vehicles and plant are ready for action first thing Monday morning. Above – Hampstead Braves win softball semi-final.

Left – Ben Bradley with mum Emma at the Ashburton Toy Library.

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SATURDAY MORNING

Above – Methven A&P Show Schools’ Top Team competitors, (from left) Toby, Toby, Harry and Hugh, are members of TTHH. Left – People being welcomed on to Hakatere Marae for a day of learning.

Above – Methven A&P Show El Quincho staff Samuel Diaz (right) and Gina Lee serving woodfired deliciousness.

Above – Methven A&P Show spinning demonstration by Alison Jones. Left – John Sunckell, Rose and Andrew Falloon, John and Alison Driscoll were representing the National Party at the Methven A&P Show.

Above – First National’s Theresa Hislop getting ready to meet potential buyers at one of her open homes.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Above – Run and Walk Ashburton group out on an afternoon stroll. Left – You can lead a pony to water, that’s if he behaves ... 3-month-old colt Komet gets some training from 11-year-old Piper.

Above – Jack Gibbons (left) and Kyle Cabading at the Skills Park Pump Track.

Above – Stuart Brown and Nerida Jemmett lay down a fresh surface on part of the River Trail Loop. Above – Ellesmere College softball team holds a sausage sizzle at the Warehouse Ashburton, with Josh Stolickess and Calais Hill cooking up a storm. Left – The Tinwald Cycling Club’s Mid Canterbury championship race under way near Wakanui.

Right – Out on the greens at the Tinwald Golf Club.

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Above – Always things to do around the truck. Owner operator, Nigiel Harvey polishes up the Elgin Transport truck wheels. The job was hijacked by Haze needing a pat.

Above – Don waits for the next customer at the Aviation Museum. Left – Randy and Kidlat, 9 months, Esteban check out the produce at a grocery shop. Below – At the Aviation Museum Warren is lovingly restoring a Chrislea Super Ace 1948 plane.

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Above – Jake Tasker at his fourth birthday party.

Above – Lisa and Clary the dog man the Guardian stand at the Methven A&P Show. Above – Lillian (left) and Natalie Snowden help out at the working bee at the new CanInspire headquarters now in the former Tinwald Plunket rooms.

Above – Lola (left) and George Creech enjoying themselves at the Methven A&P Show. Right – Tenille Clemett with her son Fynn head home after a day at the Methven A&P Show.

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SATURDAY EVENING

Above – Family reunion for Devon Te Taite (left) and Axel Brokenshire. Above (from left) - Garie, Miggy, Iya and Belle were found at a local grocery store.

Left – Kidlat and his mum read a book at home.

Left – Zach Rowland ‘supervises’ his mum, Nicky Horrell, while she knits socks. Right – Liam Heaven (left) and George Seque were hanging out in Methven.

Below left – Georgia and Zach Rowland watch Johnny English on TV ... actually Zach not so much.

Above – Paige Bennett is all smiles harvesting sunflower seeds. Left (from left) – Phil, Maddy and Amanda Hooper head home after enjoying dinner at the MSA.

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SATURDAY EVENING

Above – RSA long time regulars Cliff Ager and Helen Argyle enjoying the live music at the Ashburton RSA.

Above – Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade quiz night fundraiser for the Skytower climbers.

Above – The Ashburton Club and MSA Orchestra performing on a Saturday night.

Above – The band Ace of Spades entertain at the RSA (from left) Barbara, Glenys, Barry and Pete. Above – Enjoying an evening at the RSA (from left) Juliet Hayes, Anne Robertson, Rod Hayes, Des Thomas, Sherran Ross, Alan Robertson. Left – Members of the MSA dance section wait for the next dance to start. From left: Daphne Early, Brian Early, Alan Ayers, Adrienne Ayers, Ian Paterson and Elaine Lowe. Right – The MSA dance section out on the floor.

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SATURDAY EVENING

Above – Michael Staples getting supplies in for Saturday night at Super Liquor, Methven, being served by Davinder Singh. Above – David Morrison playing darts at Arcadia. Left – Jazzmin Wilson and Iva Prazakova serving at the Blue Pub Right – Cricket boys David Morrison and Ryan Jamison enjoying a drink at Cleavers Corner Gastro Pub. Below – Emma and Katie Kiddie leaving the Regent Cinema Ashburton after enjoying the Captain Marvel movie.

Above – Enjoying a drink after the Methven show at the Dubliner are (from left) Mark Malcolm, Jo and Matt Luxton and Andrew.

Above – Red Zone lead vocals Barry Lorimer and guitarist Phil Barnden belt out another great hit at Braided Rivers.

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Above – Rose Cockburn (left) and Hannah Portman on the dance floor at Braided Rivers.

Above – A Talbot Security staff member keeps an eye on everyone at Braided Rivers.

Above – Red Zone (from left), Phil Barnden, Barry Lorimer, Tim Frickleton, Derrick Lotz and Navin Chandran give 100 per cent to the crowd.

Left – Ben Crequer (left) and friends with pretend names, anticipating St Patrick’s Day at Braided Rivers.

Above – Dave Todd (left) and Tim Clayton out for a drink at Braided Rivers look like they’re enjoying life.

Above – The bar and dance floor stayed full and pumping all night at Braided Rivers.

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SUNDAY MORNING

Above – Pond swim competitors.

Above - Competitors get ready for their pond swim (Open Water Masters Swim).

Above – Veronica Wall, focused while rowing on Lake Hood. Above – Spectacular sunrise in the Rakaia Gorge.

Above – Shifting break fences below Mt Hutt. Above – Mayfield dairy farm workers, Paige and Diego, looking after their cows.

Left – A busy morning at Cafe Primo E Secundo.


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Above – The crowds gather as the Hinds Rugby Club gears up for another season of rugby.

Above and below – Classic boats at Lake Hood.

Below – Hinds rugby muster day. Above – A staff member prepares for another busy day at Staveley Store.

Left – Babies at the Victory Baptist Church creche.

Right – Tinwald’s St Andrew’s Anglican Church members celebrated its 140th birthday.

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SUNDAY MORNING

Above – Talbot Security staff patrol early Sunday. Above – The busy café at Ashburton New Life Church after Sunday service.

Above – Tennis players watch the Gala Cup finals. Left – Sam Bubb playing in the Gala Cup tennis final.

Above – Cup tennis players Ollie Bubb (left) and Jake Parsons are about to play their A reserve singles final.

Above – Gala Cup A grade tennis players, Cameron McCracken (left), and Sam Bubb, pose before doing finals battle.

Above – Anthony Bennett chatting up the staff at Cleavers Corner Gastro Pub.


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SUNDAY MORNING

Above – Tyrone Cain, doing the hard yards at Ashburton U-Hire. Above – Peter and Eva Kirwan watching the Gala Cup tennis.

Left – St Patrick’s day fun (from left) Lorraine Gosling, Nikita Carson and Codi Hart at Eat.

Above – Mid Canterbury Special Olympics Swimming team and coaches, (from left) Trevor, Anne, Emma, Colleen, Dom and Peter.

Above – Carlton (10 months) and his mum, Manaia Jenner, after Sunday morning’s service at the Ashburton New Life Church.

Left – Mid Canterbury Special Olympic relay team members Peter Testa (right) and Dom Rodgers.

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SUNDAY MORNING

Above and below – Enjoying a crafty time at the Plains Museum.

Above – Mia Pearson making coffee at the Somerset Grocer. Above and below – Manning the Fire Museum at the Plains Museum, Tinwald. Alan McQuarters and Bill Hart.

Above – Stephen and Linda Pratley celebrating their 39th anniversary of their first date, with a bike ride from Tinwald to Lake Hood.

Above – Deborah Bauer and Meg Rawson exercising their dog at an Ashburton dog park.

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Above – Nine-year-old Madeleine Pegg came all the way from her home in Rakaia to lay flowers and a drawing at the Ashburton Masjid, with her parents Cristian and Joanna.

Above – Frank Pethig (at centre of photo) celebrating his 70th birthday with family.

Above – Dog training seminar organised by the Mid Canterbury Dog Training club at the Tinwald Domain. Members are being given instruction from Lisa Duff.

Above – The Ashburton Masjid frontage was filled with flowers and messages of support for the Muslim community.

Left – Amelia Gupta stretching her legs at the Ashburton Domain, while passing through Ashburton on vacation with her family.

Right – Allenton Rugby muster day kids finished up on the water slide at the end of the day.

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Above – Natasha Pearson (aka Miss Lola Turquoise) at the Aviation Museum. Below – Members of the Ashburton Society of Arts Judith Mitchell (left) and Ngaio McKee look after their summer exhibition at the Short Street Studio.

Above – Methven candle vigil for victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Above – New parents Zara Tate and Matthew Hood enjoying their newborn baby Zac. Below – Mike Keith (All Saints Anglican Church), Mark Taylor (Elim Church), Arii Taimataora (Plains Presbyterian Church) at Methven candle vigil.

Above – Skydiving Kiwis’ crew waiting for the cloud to clear (from left) Lee Barraclough, Leeroy Brown, Ben Luxton and Josh Hilber.

Above – Charlotte and Andrew McKenzie taking Tundra for a walk through the Ashburton Domain.

Above – John Hart and son Hunter from Timaru were showcasing their handbuilt and restored miniature boats at Lake Hood.

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Above – Caspar (left) and Kezia are local musicians Above – Watching a game of Bocce between Special Olympics North Canterbury and Mid Canterbury teams. Andrew Rankin, Peter Judge and Ian Rankin.

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Left – Olivia Kononyuk has fun in the mouse house, at Ashburton Domain.

Above – Stacey McMillan, Debbie Jones, Viv Horsburgh, Lara Hannon, A Mushonga, Chantelle Quinn, Damien Quinn, Andy McManus, James Hannon celebrating St Patrick’s Day at the Tinwald Tavern.

Above – Geraldine and Methven seniors clashed in a pre-season warm-up game last weekend, but Geraldine were the victors.

Above – A man with the luck of the Irish (from left) Casey Cameron, Alan Anderson, Lara Hannon.

Right – Guinness was flowing at Kelly’s Cafe and Bar on St Patrick’s Day.

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Above – Ashburton Skate Park - Neko Whymark. Left – Ashburton Skate Park - Connor Pond.

Above – Ray White salesperson Dulcie Ellis is getting ready to open up this gorgeous home for viewers. Above – Crystal Lavery, Christine Lavery and Issie Kyle enjoyed a walk around the Aviation Museum after being at the Rock n Hop in Timaru.

Right – What a way to spend a Sunday – go-karting.

Above – Caue, Luke, RJ, Sheena and Lydia – teens after the service at the Victory Baptist Church.

Another full table of punters celebrating Paddy’s Day at Kelly’s.

Right – Bex Quinn after running at Awa Awa Rata Reserve.

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Above – The hassle of trying to get a family photo - Rakaia crew of Valerie Blake Above – Piper Hood feeding calves, Mt Hutt, Methven.

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