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Editor’s note In this month’s YOU we take a peek at pole dancing. While there is a bit of a s gma surrounding pole dancing, having been tradi onally used as part of a stripper’s act, the team at YOU Magazine have learned what an incredibly tough and disciplined sport it is, as well as being fun and a real art form. Pole dancing teacher Lesley Coffey said that a er the first class she ever went to, she went home and cried. It was hard and she couldn’t do any of the moves and, while she’s o en covered in bruises, it’s an addic ve sport and one that’s growing rapidly in popularity in Ashburton. Go the pole dancers I say, what a great way to build some muscle and lose some pounds. Cheers and thanks for reading this month’s YOU Magazine, we hope you enjoy it! Lisa Fenwick YOU editor

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Swinging around on a pole and hanging upside down by your ankles doesn’t look easy – and it isn’t. It’s an art and a great workout – as many Ashburton women are finding, thanks to Lesley Coffey. Erin Tasker reports.

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esley Coffey dances on a pole, but don’t go calling her a stripper. She’s not a stripper, and neither are the women she teaches pole dancing to every week at a studio in central Ashburton. Pole dancing is their sport, but they’re used to the odd raised eyebrow when they tell people they do pole dancing. Men on pole dancing and pictures of scan ly clad women swinging around poles in dark, dingy, sweaty clubs probably come to mind. But Lesley’s vision of pole dancing is much different. She started Inverted Fitness, a pole fitness studio, in Ashburton almost two years ago and now runs a number of weekly classes which a ract women of all ages, shapes and sizes. They’re there to tone up, possibly shed a few pounds, and most of all, to have fun. Lesley knows all too well how many people view pole dancing, but she’s out to change their a tudes and show people it’s actually a great form of fitness, and a lot of fun too. “I used to live in the Hawke’s Bay. That’s where I first started it and I had to go up against a bit of ‘oh, you’re going to stripper classes’,” she said. A er her first class, she went home and cried. It was hard and she couldn’t do any of the moves. The next day she was so sore she could barely wash her hair. But she persevered and soon caught the pole dancing bug. It’s a tough sport. Spinning on a pole means

suppor ng your en re bodyweight through your wrists, and it can take weeks to learn and even longer to perfect. But once you do perfect a move, it’s worth it for the buzz you get, Lesley says. She’s usually covered in bruises – bruises she’s used to being asked about – but most people don’t expect the answer they get as to where they came from. Lesley’s a physiotherapist by day and she happily tells pa ents who ask that the bruises are from pole dancing and she’s never been

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Lesley found there was li le work for her at home as a physiotherapist. She was forced to make a living working in an office and doing childcare, before she decided she had to look further afield if she was to work as a physio – the job she’d wanted to do since she was a young girl. The longest me she’d ever spent away from home was two weeks, and the furthest she’d ever been from home was a holiday to Spain. So moving to New Zealand was a huge step for

I used to live in the Hawke’s Bay ... I had to go up against a bit of ‘oh, you’re going to stripper classes’

challenged on it; it even brings a smile to the face of many of her older pa ents. Over the past few months, pole fitness has grown in popularity in Ashburton. Lesley has had to add more classes and up her number of poles from five to eight. She’s even training some of her students to become teachers to ease her he y workload. There’s no official qualifica on to become a pole dancing teacher in New Zealand, but Lesley has qualified through online lessons.

her, but one she’s never regre ed. A er a s nt in Havelock North, she landed a job in Ashburton. It’s now her home; a home she lives in with the husband she met here, and the pair’s two dogs, a chihuahua and a ro weiler. Her husband, Ra, sees her pole dancing as her sport and he has been instrumental behind the scenes, helping Lesley get Inverted Fitness off the ground. “I think he was a bit wary of it for a start be-

cause he didn’t want people to think his missus was a stripper,” she said. It is an a tude many people do take towards those who do pole dancing, but that doesn’t worry Lesley. It’s not just an Ashburton – or a small town – view; wherever you go there are people who looked down their noses at pole dancers, she said. “I just ignore them and say well if you s ll think that’s what pole fitness is about then that’s okay with me. “Any me anyone says anything I just tell them it’s just gymnas cs on a ver cal pole.” Learning the sport has given her a whole new respect for those who pole dance for a living though. “It’s not easy and they are doing it in a hot, sweaty club,” she said. Lesley said she’s cried a er moves and she and her students usually have bruises somewhere – mainly on inner arms, inner thighs or stomach. They’re not from falling – Lesley’s never had an injury caused by a fall from a pole on her watch (touch wood) – it’s simply from the pole. Working your way up, down and around a pole gave bruises that felt like Chinese burns at the me. Not pleasant, but worth it. One of Lesley’s biggest success stories so far is a woman who lost around 25kg, mainly thanks to pole dancing. Lesley herself managed to shed 10kg she put on during a trip home to Northern Ireland, in just six weeks. She’s a real woman, and so are her students.


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“We’re all normal-sized women here, there’s no skinny-Minnies,” she said. Some of her students love it so much, they’ve installed poles in their own homes. Lesley said some are in garages, some in spare rooms and there’s even one in a lounge – an interes ng conversa on starter when people come to visit. But for those who have them, they just become a piece of the furniture like any other. Seeing the commitment from her students, the joy they get when they achieve, and the confidence they gain as me goes on, is the best part for Lesley. “My buzz is from them. There is no be er feeling than when you see someone come out of their shell. “There’s mes I’ve gone home so happy that I’ve actually rung my parents, I’m just so happy.” The physical and mental changes are obvious in her students, she said. They become more confident in themselves and in no me they’re Googling pole dancing to check out some new moves, and wearing short shorts and li le singlets – o en rolled up to reveal their bellies – to classes. conƟnued over page


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As well as classes, Lesley hosts pole dancing hen par es at her studio. Brides-to-be can go along, let their hair down, spin around a pole and have a great me with their friends. “We just do whatever. Some hens are so out there and they want to have real dirty stripper grinding on the pole stuff, but others are more reserved.” Some students have come and gone; pole dancing’s not for everyone, Lesley said. But she now has a good, core group of students who love it and rarely miss a class. Asked what they think of the classes, her students give answers like “it’s my favourite me of the week”, and “it’s like a drug”. They love the class, and Lesley loves her girls. She said she’s made so many friends through teaching pole dancing. She doesn’t make a lot of money from it, she does it for the love of it. “I do it because I think everyone in the world should have a chance to do pole dancing, it’s just so addic ve.” Lesley said none of them are doing it with a dream of becoming strippers, they

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Right – Lesley Coffey helps a pole dancing student with an upside-down move. Below – Lesley and her trusty mate Pippin show the class how it’s done.

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Less than: 25 What it is: Stands for body mass index. It’s a formula that takes your mass (in kilograms), divided by height (in metres squared). It helps determine if you’re normal weight, underweight, overweight or obese. Why it’s important: People who are overweight or obese are at a much higher risk for health problems such as high blood pressure, coronary vascular disease, diabetes, obstrucve sleep apnea and arthri s. A BMI under 18.5 is considered underweight, and may indicate an ea ng disorder.

Total cholesterol Below: 200mg/dL What it is: This number is a combina on of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and other fats in your blood. Why it’s important: If there’s too much cholesterol in your blood, it keeps circula ng and that bad cholesterol can eventually enter blood vessel walls. A build-up of fa y deposits in the arteries can block blood flow.

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range of people, from social riders through to large numbers from Canterbury cycling clubs, including our local Tinwald Cycling Club. The 2014 race to be held on 1st March will be the 3rd Ride the Rakaia. “This year in April was the inaugural Muddy Good Run, which was physically demanding but so much fun. It was great to see the community really get behind this event and have a laugh while covered in mud. The second mud run is to be held on 20th October. “The next event on the cards is the CBD ^ƚĂŵƉĞĚĞ͘dŚĞĮƌƐƚƌĂĐĞŽĨŝƚƐŬŝŶĚ͕ŝƚǁŝůůďĞ held in Christchurch on January 5, 2014. It is an 8km run including an obstacle course, to take in the new and old sites of the Christchurch CBD. The obstacles include barriers, cones, busses, containers and more, to keep the race ŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƟŶŐ͘dŚĞ^ƚĂŵƉĞĚĞŝƐƐŚĂƉŝŶŐƵƉ ƚŽďĞĐŽŵĞĂŶĂƟŽŶĂůƐĞƌŝĞƐ͕ǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƵŶĞĚŝŶ ĐŽŵƉĞƟƟŽŶƚĂŬŝŶŐƉůĂĐĞŽŶ&ĞďƌƵĂƌLJϮϯ͕ϮϬϭϰ͕ hopefully followed by Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland. “These events are run as a family, with our daughters also playing a part in the

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ŽƌŐĂŶŝƐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚƌƵŶŶŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞŵ͘/ƚ͛ƐĂŶ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĞdžĐŝƟŶŐĞǀĞŶƚƐĨŽƌƚŚĞ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͕ǁŚŝůĞĂƚƚŚĞƐĂŵĞƟŵĞƌĞƚƵƌŶŝŶŐ thousands of dollars back into the community each year, which we are thrilled to be able to do,” Carol said. ĂƌŽůĂŶĚ:ŽŚŶ͛ƐĚĂƵŐŚƚĞƌƐ:ĞƐƐĂŶĚŵŝůLJĂƌĞ involved with the running of these community events, while both leading busy lives of their own. Jess is in her last year of studying at ĂŶƚĞƌďƵƌLJhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͕ǁŚŝůĞŝŶŚĞƌƐƉĂƌĞƟŵĞ ƐŚĞǁŽƌŬƐĂƚƚŚĞŽŶĮŐƵƌĞdžƉƌĞƐƐĨƌĂŶĐŚŝƐĞŝŶ Riccarton and also takes Zumba classes. ŵŝůLJŝƐŝŶŚĞƌůĂƐƚLJĞĂƌĂƚƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶŽůůĞŐĞ͕ ĂŶĚŝƐĞdžƚƌĞŵĞůLJĐƌĞĂƟǀĞ͕ǁŝƚŚĂŇĂŝƌĨŽƌŶĂŝů art, and a passion for photography and graphic designing. ĂƌŽů͛ƐŚƵƐďĂŶĚ:ŽŚŶŝƐƚŚĞƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶƌĂŶĐŚ Manager for NBS, so between raising teenage daughters, running a host of community events and managing successful businesses, it may surprise you to learn that Carol donates much ŽĨŚĞƌƟŵĞƚŽŚĞůƉŝŶŐĂƌĂŶŐĞŽĨŶŽƚͲĨŽƌƉƌŽĮƚ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJŽƌŐĂŶŝƐĂƟŽŶƐ͘

tŚĞŶĂƌŽů͛ƐĚĂƵŐŚƚĞƌƐǁĞƌĞLJŽƵŶŐ͕ƐŚĞ helped out where she could. She started on the ĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĞŽĨƚŚĞƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶdŽLJ>ŝďƌĂƌLJĂŶĚ then became president. When her daughters outgrew the toy library she stepped down to ƌĞƟƌĞ͕ďƵƚǁĂƐƚŚĞŶĂƐŬĞĚƚŽŐŽŽŶƚŚĞƐĐŚŽŽů Wd͕ŵĂŬŝŶŐƌĞƟƌĞŵĞŶƚǀĞƌLJƐŚŽƌƚͲůŝǀĞĚ͘ ,ĞƌŚƵƐďĂŶĚ:ŽŚŶǁĂƐĂƚƌƵƐƚĞĞŝŶƚŚĞDŝĚͲ ^ŽƵƚŚĂŶƚĞƌďƵƌLJ>ŝĨĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶdƌƵƐƚĂŶĚƚŚĞLJ required a treasurer, so Carol accepted the ƉŽƐŝƟŽŶǁŚŝĐŚůĂƐƚĞĚĨŽƌĮǀĞLJĞĂƌƐ͘ When her daughter Jess was six, her Pippin leader was leaving and Carol was asked to lead the Pippins. Carol herself had been a Brownie and a Girl Guide, and her daughters also followed in mums footsteps. 15 years later Carol has led Pippins, Brownies and Guides while also becoming a treasurer and then regional administrator for the South Canterbury region. It is a role she will be relinquishing at the end of the year, with sadness as she has met many wonderful ladies through the guiding system. Carol has also been the treasurer for the Ashburton Red Cross for nearly 10 years.

&ŝŶĚŝŶŐƉƌĞĐŝŽƵƐƐƉĂƌĞƟŵĞĨŽƌĨĂŵŝůLJĨƵŶŝƐ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚƚŽĂƌŽů͕ĂƐƐƉĞŶĚŝŶŐƟŵĞǁŝƚŚŚĞƌ family is what she enjoys most of all. “We have a property at Diamond Harbour ĂŶĚŝƚ͛ƐůŝŬĞŽƵƌƐĞĐŽŶĚŚŽŵĞ͘/ŚĂǀĞƐŽŵĞ ůŽǀĞůLJĨƌŝĞŶĚƐŽǀĞƌƚŚĞƌĞĂŶĚŝƚ͛ƐĂƐƉĂĐĞǁŚĞƌĞ as a family we just relax and forget about ĞǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐĞůƐĞ͘tĞůŽǀĞŐĞƫŶŐŽƵƚŽŶƚŚĞ boat in the harbour and taking the girls water ƐŬŝŝŶŐ͘/ĞŶũŽLJǁĂƚĞƌƐŬŝŝŶŐĂůƐŽ͘/ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚƚƌLJŝƚ ƵŶƟůĂŌĞƌ/ǁĂƐϰϬ͕ĂŶĚ/ůŽǀĞŝƚ͊tŚŽƐĂLJƐLJŽƵ ĐĂŶ͛ƚƚĞĂĐŚĂŶŽůĚĚŽŐŶĞǁƚƌŝĐŬƐ͊ ͞/ĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞƋƵŝĞƚƟŵĞǁŚĞƌĞ/ĐĂŶǁŽƌŬŽŶ ĐƌŽƐƐƐƟƚĐŚ͕ƌĞĂĚĂŐŽŽĚŬĂŶĚĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞ tĂƐŐũŝŐƉƵnjnjůĞƐ͘/͛ŵƉĂƌƟĂůƚŽĂŐŽŽĚŐĂŵĞŽĨ rugby too and love cheering on the Crusaders and the All Blacks. My favourite player is ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJĂŶĂƌƚĞƌ͕ŚĞŚĂƐŝŶĐƌĞĚŝďůĞƐŬŝůů͕͟ Carol said. Carol has a built a career which allows her to work amongst what she is most passionate about, to combine the best of fun, family and ĮƚŶĞƐƐ͘ŽǁŚĂƚLJŽƵůŽǀĞ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞƌĞƐƚǁŝůůĨĂůů into place.


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Do you have tasty, healthy recipes you use when you’re ge ng low on supplies and haven’t got the money or me to stock up? If so please share them with our readers! email lisa.f@theguardian.co.nz, write to Lisa Fenwick, PO Box 77 or just drop it into our Burne Street office. Maybe, as a community, we can help towards making a healthier future for our children. Share your ideas and let’s help our kids eat well. ways have frozen veges on hand for the nights I’m running low on me and want a quick fix of veges. I have pumpkins si ng in the ra ers of my garage (staying nice and cold) from last season’s crop that just appeared. I must’ve accidentally missed the compost bin and ended up with a huge crop of pumpkins. I s ll have a very basic, old-fashioned tomato soup in my freezer from my own massive crop of cherry tomatoes. It wasn’t even much effort, the tomato plants grew despite me. If you have a few square metres of soil at your place, you have room to grow some veges. Trial and error does it and there’s also Hand Over a Hundy which will not only finance your first foray into vege gardening, but will help you along with support and advice. You can buy chicken carcasses for next to

nothing at the supermarket which can be the base for a wholesome tasty soup with some cheap seasonal veges. My friend makes a lot of dahl, which is basically len ls, but man it can taste so good and costs virtually nothing to make. There are a million ways I can make cheap and wholesome food when mes are ght. There is no excuse for constant takeaways and bad food, with some forward planning and some me and effort, decent meals can be made for very li le money. In fact, how do people afford takeaways several mes a week? I can feed my family healthy meals way cheaper than it costs us to get takeaways. Perhaps, along with Hand over a Hundy, we need a basic 101 course in making healthy food out of “spare” change.


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Ashburton artist Heather Sarin is not new to the art world, but a recent trip to Italy for an art festival was not only a new experience, but opened many new doors for the artist. Reporter Gabrielle Stuart spoke to her about her trip.

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r st Heather Sarin is one of the unique breed of people who see the extraordinary in everything. It comes out in her art, vibrant pieces that make the simple incredible. In the quiet community of Ashburton she finds enough colour and inspira on to light up her eyes and leave her struggling for words to describe it all. Ask her to sum up the three weeks she spent wandering the streets of Italy at the Biennale of Chianciano art fes val, and all she can do is clasp her hands and glow. The trip was a three-week riot of new experi-

ences as Heather met and befriended both faces of the interna onal art world and simple Italian townspeople. “In the smaller towns in Italy it s ll feels like stepping back in me. They’re warm, lovely people and the atmosphere is simply incredible.” It sounds like a once-in-a-life me opportunity, but for the Dunedin-born ar st it was very much a business trip; one opportunity that she could develop into much more than a one- me experience. Once the fes val kicked off, thousands of people descended on the small Italian town each


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Heather Sarin with some of the painting gs sh gs he e had d on ex exhi hiibi bit a bi att the Biennale of Chianciano Italian Art Festi tiiva vall,, whi val h ch h wer ere fi firs rsst se seen at h he er Exuberance exhibition at the Ashburto on Arrtt Gal on a le erry y ea arrlilier er thi h s ye ear ar. r.

r and warmth of day to view the 400 pieces of contemporary abstract artwork gathered in the Art Museum of Chianciano and chat to the ar sts. There were art collectors, gallery curators, writers for art publica ons, fes val organisers and plenty of the most influen al names in the art world. It was a prime opportunity to make friends who could teleport her to very high places, but ge ng to the top has never been Heather’s goal. Amongst all these big names were some of her peers, 120 incredible ar sts who had been hand-picked from across the world for their

work and crea vity. y. For Heather, being ng able to meet them herself wasn’t enough. She he spent hours speaking to them about their work, their inspira on and their prac cal techniques, hniques, recording it all to bring home and share hare with her students and the local community. “There was a story behind each piece of art, and they were all so different. There were several ar sts from Scandinavia that I admired, and the work they were doing was different to anything I’ve seen in New Zealand. As an ar st it wasn’t the art that inspired me, it was people’s stories.”

And stepping away from the museum and galleries, she found plenty of inspira on in the community. “It was the warmth, the outdoor atmosphere and the cobble streets that had been walked feet. Europe by thousands and thousands of feet is so ancient, and there’s that juxtaposi on of progress and strong tradi ons. “In modern, upmarket cafes the walls are lined with Italian trinkets, and people stand in the ancient piazzas on their mobile phones.” In Chianciano she discovered a community that wasn’t shy about ‘le ng it all hang out’ at the local spas, where every shop was closed

was a for a siesta in the tth he h e a er eernoon rno rn oon and dinner wa required courses. meal that re equ quired q u fo ffour ou o u ur hours and five cou night whole Every nig igh gh ht the who wh w hole h o community would for Piazza, gather fo o music or sicc u under the stars at the Pia dance where even ven no old men would get up and da Sinatra’, with confidence confidence and sk skill. ‘like Frank Sinatra’ It was a culture Heather immediately loved, and she was ready to give anything a try. “They drink coffees so strong you can stand the spoon up in them, and five or six of them in a morning. I gave it a try but a er four I was absolutely wired, and they told me no more!” conƟnued over page


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Above and below – Some of the artwork on display at the Art Museum of Chianciano. Right – Among the art world personalities Heather met at the festival was former New York Times photographer Lonnie Schlein, who is now photography director at both the Chianciano and London Biennales. Far right – The festival gave Heather the opportunity to not only share the thoughts behind her own work, but to discuss work and ideas with plenty of other artists from around the world.

The whole community had a love for beauty that resonated with the ar st, with art hanging in every shop and every home, and each day was viewed as an occasion worthy of wearing jewellery and bright clothing. But although a er three weeks Italy felt like home, coming back to Ashburton was quietly sa sfying. “From the moment I stepped off the plane the air just felt fresh and clean. “That freshness is part of what makes my art what it is, and there is no way I could have

created what I’m doing here anywhere else in the world.” But that doesn’t mean she will be allowed to se le back in Ashburton. Since the invita on to the Biennale, she has already received invita ons to exhibit in London, Miami and, most recently, New York. With the next Biennale two years away, it’s too early to say if she will be back, but she’s hopeful. “My work was really well received, so it’s on the cards, put it that way.”


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Heather’s top 10 Biennale of Chianciano highlights: 1 – The Italian people: Their vibrancy and warmth. 2 – Chianciano: The place was incredibly beau ful. 3 – The history: They have such a wealth of history, and a deep respect for tradi on there. 4 – The coffee shops: ust having a communal place to meet in the evenings. 5 – Dancing in the Piazza: I wish we could get our oldies out dancing every night in Ashburton. 6 – Mee ng the Gagliardi family (owners and curators of the Chianciano Art Museum): they give so much to the community, and without them none of it would have been possible.

7 – Mee ng Lonnie Schlein (a Biennale director and former photographer for the New York Times): he is so knowledgeable about the art world, and fascina ng to talk to. 8 – The art itself: it was amazing just to be surrounded by so much good contemporary art. 9 – The ar sts’ passion: I loved hearing what they had to say about their work. 10 – The culture: For the people everything is an event. They’re always dressed beau fully, with beau ful belongings and beau ful homes.


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ĂĐŬƚŽƚŚĞƉƌŝŵĂƌLJƌĞĂƐŽŶĐƵƐƚŽŵĞƌƐ won’t change banks, “Its just too hard to ĐŚĂŶŐĞ͘͟tĞůůŝƚŝƐŶ͛ƚƌĞĂůůLJ͘E^ŵĂŬĞŝƚ ƐŝŵƉůĞǁŝƚŚĂĂŶŬƐǁŝƚĐŚĨŽƌŵǁĞƐĞŶĚƚŽ your current bank to get all Direct Debits and AP’s transferred over. We can even ĐŚĂŶŐĞLJŽƵƌ/ŶƚĞƌŶĞƚĂŶŬŝŶŐƉĂLJŵĞŶƚƐ;ŝĨ LJŽƵƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĂĐŽƉLJͿ͘tĞǁĂŶƚƚŽŵĂŬĞŝƚĂƐ ĞĂƐLJĂƐǁĞĐĂŶĨŽƌLJŽƵĂŶĚƉƌŽǀĞƚŚĂƚŝƚƐŶŽƚ too hard to change. E^ŝƐƉƌŽƵĚůLJƐƵƉƉŽƌƟŶŐŽƵƌŐƌĞĂƚůŽĐĂů community through numerous ƐƉŽŶƐŽƌƐŚŝƉƐŽĨƐƉŽƌƟŶŐĂŶĚ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJŐƌŽƵƉƐ͘E^ is delighted to announce ŽƵƌůĂƚĞƐƚƐƉŽŶƐŽƌƐŚŝƉ ͞dŚĞƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶ^ĂŶƚĂ WĂƌĂĚĞ͘͟tĞ͛ƌĞƉĂƌƚŽĨ your community, just like you. dŽƚŚĞϭϮ͕ϬϬϬŶĞǁ customers coming in next week for our FEE FREE BANKING ƉĂĐŬĂŐĞ͕ǁĞůŽŽŬ forward to seeing you all and it’s not too hard to change.

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arob is made from the roasted and ground pods of the evergreen carob tree, na ve to the Middle East. Carob is o en seen as a healthier alterna ve to chocolate because carob tastes similar to chocolate but is free from caffeine and other s mulants and ground carob seeds contain only half the fat of cocoa (be warned though, there’s a lot of sugar in the brownie recipe below… but it is very rich so you certainly don’t need a lot of it). Carob can be subs tuted for cocoa powder in any recipe. These rich carob powder brownies are really quick and easy to prepare and most certainly aim to please. When you first taste it it’s a bit of a surprise because I think your brain is expec ng to taste chocolate and it doesn’t taste quite the same. But you soon adjust to the gorgeous, gooey richness of it.

When chocolate just won’t do

FOR FOODIES BY MARG BROWNLIE

For a big delight in every bite pop into Simpli food today to purchase your Carob Powder “ If we don’t have it, we may be able to get it”

ph: 307 6077 eml: ashburton@simplifood.co.nz Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm Saturday 9am to 1pm

Come into Simplifood to purchase your Carob Powder

www.simplifood.co.nz

P 307 6077 F 307 6078 105 Victoria Street, Ashburton


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Carob and raspberry brownie 140g unsalted bu er 1c sugar 1/2 c packed light brown sugar 3/4 c plus 2T carob powder 1/2 tsp salt 1t vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1/2 c flour 1 c frozen raspberries

– Pre-heat oven to 160°C. Line an 20cm square baking dish with baking paper, leaving enough overhang to pull the brownies out later. – In a large microwave safe bowl, combine bu er, sugars, carob powder and salt. Microwave in 30-second increments, s rring in between un l the bu er is melted and the ingredients are well incorporated. Allow to cool for 5 mins, then add vanilla and s r. Add eggs one at a me, s rring in between un l fully incorporated. Add flour and s r un l just combined. Fold in raspberries gently. Do not overmix. – Pour ba er into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 mins. These are best served warm out of the oven but may be stored in an air ght container at room temperature for up to four days.

Carob banana cake with walnuts 100g bu er 2/3 c honey 2 eggs 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 c water 1 c flour 1/3 c carob powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 c pecans or walnuts chopped (op onal) Icing 1/4 c bu er 1 c dry milk powder 1/4 c carob powder 1/4 c water 1 tsp vanilla extract

– Pre-heat oven to 350 F (175 C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan. – Si together the flour, 1?3 c csrob powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. – In a large bowl, cream together the bu er and honey un l light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a me, then s r in the banana and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alterna vely with the 3/4 c water. S r in the nuts then pour ba er into prepared n. – Bake in pre-heated oven for 35-40 mins or un l cooked. Allow to cool. – To make fros ng, in a large bowl, cream the 1/4 c bu er and 1/3 c honey un l smooth. Blend in the milk powder, carob powder, 1/4 c water and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat un l smooth and spread on cooked cake.


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an unique opportunity to view a huge range of expertly executed homes and gardens. Jenny Marks, a St Paul’s member for 56 years, tells how the church has been blown away by the generosity of not only members of the church but the community as well. Giving ƵƉƚŚĞŝƌƟŵĞĂŶĚůĞƫŶŐƉĞŽƉůĞŝŶƚŽƚŚĞŝƌ ŚŽŵĞƐĂŶĚŐĂƌĚĞŶƐĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĨĂŶƚĂƐƟĐĐĂƵƐĞ is a testament to the spirit of the Ashburton community. /ƚǁŝůůŶŽƚŽŶůLJďĞŐĂƌĚĞŶƐŽŶĚŝƐƉůĂLJ͕ďƵƚĐƌĂŌƐ͕ stalls and an array of displays. Come along and enjoy Devonshire teas at Grahams and Racecourse Roads, plants at Cameron Street, ŚĂŶĚͲĐƌĂŌĞĚŐŝƌůƐ͛ĚƌĞƐƐĞƐĂƚƌĞĞŬZŽĂĚ͕ĂƌƚĂƚ Racecourse Road and much more. dŝĐŬĞƚƐĂƌĞůŝŵŝƚĞĚĂŶĚΨϮϬĞĂĐŚƐŽĐŽŵĞĂůŽŶŐ ĂŶĚĞŶũŽLJĂƵŶŝƋƵĞŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐdžƚƌĂǀĂŐĂŶnjĂ ĨƌŽŵϭϬĂŵƚŽϱƉŵĞĂĐŚĚĂLJ͘

Christmas Extravaganza Come along and veiw our Christmas themed homes and gardens. Gardens of all shapes and p sizes and several that have never been opened to the public before!

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Craft/Stalls/Displays Sttalls/Displlays ~ Food and Entertainment Stalls/Displays Ente 23 and 24 November 2013 ~ 10.00 10.00am 0a to 5.00pm both days A St Paul’s Church, Ashburton fundraiser. Tickets available from October 1st

$20pp from ticket outlets: No 1 shoes, Tancred Street - Paul Wylie Cyclerama Ltd, Burnett Street - Taste Cafe, East Street - The Green grocer, Archibald Street, Tinwald - Allenton Florists, Harrison Street - Malcolm Lovett Autos, Cass Street or P.O Box 183, Ashburton

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our garden will be growing rapidly now the soil has warmed up, and plants will be hungry. Feed them with compost and liquid fer liser – both of which are cheap and easy to make. Turn kitchen and garden waste into compost using a variety of methods – pre-formed plas c bins, homemade bins, by digging a trench in your garden, or simply by raking up those autumn leaves and leaving them in a pile to rot down over winter. Enclosed bins are handy if you have pets and birds in your garden; finding yesterday’s household scraps sca ered around is unappealing, and defeats the purpose. But bins, unless they are of the large rolling variety, can’t cope with lawn clippings or large amounts of garden waste. I like to have two methods on the go for this reason, one for the household waste – food, peelings, coffee grinds – almost anything that will break down goes in, and larger home-built bins for the bulkier stuff. And I choose to keep it simple – I have neither the me nor the inclina on to create compost lasagnas with complicated layering processes, although I concede this probably produces more consistent results. However, start with a base of straw, twigs or bark to let air in at the base. Turning the mix in the bulk bins occasionally aerates the compost, helping to break it down faster. Covering open bins with old sacks or horse covers helps heat the mixture and speeds up the process. In about three months you should have crumbly delicious compost. While this is best dug in in the winter months, it also works well

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as a nourishing mulch, preserving soil moisture during the hot summer months. Liquid fer liser is also easy to make. I use a bag of horse poo, but cow pats would work too. I avoid manure from animals which have been recently wormed, because it can kill earthworms. Hang the bag in a drum of water and leave it to soak. Seaweed also makes a good garden brew – just throw it in a drum of water and let it seep. A combina on of manure and seaweed can be manufactured in one drum, depending on your preference. Ini ally the brew may need dilu ng before applying it to the soil around your plants, but I keep topping the drums up and later in the season it should be fine to add directly. Remember happy, healthy plants resist disease and insects be er.

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Compost know-how – To work properly, your compost heap should be at least 1m high x 1m wide x 1m deep. – Start with a layer of coarsely chopped twiggy woody material on bare soil or grass. – Add alternate layers of green ma er (nitrogen rich) and brown ma er (carbon rich) preferably in layers no more than 5-10cm deep. – Limit all materials, including grass clippings, to thin layers. – If you can’t be bothered layering, just make sure there is a mixture of green and brown ma er. – Avoid cat/ dog/ human faeces, meat, fish, bones, oil and invasive weeds. – Smaller pieces make quicker compost – for quick compost, fibrous materials should be no bigger than the thickness of your finger (2cm). – When adding food scraps, it’s especially useful to add an equal quan ty of brown material on top such as dry leaves to reduce odours. – The heap should have a cover, eg, plas c lid, underfelt, tarpaulin. – Be aware that it is difficult to manage rodents if a compost heap is used. Rodents can be kept out by cu ng out a piece of chicken wire larger than the bin base. Place it underneath the bin on the soil and fold the edges 10cm up the sides of the bin. – Once an open heap is 1 metre in height, you should finish it by turning it with a pitchfork and mixing it up every week or two. – Either use a new bin for the new heap, or use your original bin and just keep the old heap covered with underfelt, tarpaulin or something similar. – Compost is ready when it becomes a sweet, dark, crumbly material and you cannot dis nguish the original materials in it. – If compost is well maintained and turned o en it can be ready in as li le as 6-8 weeks. If it is never turned, it will be ready in 12-18 months. – When it’s ready, put it on to the soil or dig it into your garden. You can also use it for pot plants and for po ng up seedlings. The final touches – Compost ac vators or accelerators can be added to the compost to hasten the natural break-down process. – They usually contain a natural nitrogen or bacterial enzyme and can be bought at most garden centres. – Sprinkling on lime and untreated wood ash can help balance pH and reduce smells. – The heap should be as moist as a wrung-out sponge. Add water if needed. – Avoid excessive moisture by keeping the heap covered. – To work properly, your compost heap needs to reach temperatures between 30 and 60°C. From me to me, check that it is hea ng up in the centre; it should feel warm. Compost needs air – turn and mix it up to aerate and speed up decomposi on. Keeping it going What you put in your compost bin:

Green – Nitrogen rich, wet

Brown – Carbon rich, dry

Food scraps Manure Fresh grass clippings Weeds without seeds Vegetable scraps Seaweed Tea leaves and bags Coffee grounds

Torn newspaper/cardboard Egg cartons Tree prunings Dry leaves Bark, untreated sawdust Wood ash Twigs and s cks Crushed shells

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Flowers and veges living in harmony Can I grow vege plants amongst my flower plants? Are there any that don’t like to be planted together?

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here are no rules when it comes to growing vegetables and flowers together. In fact they complement each other well. The flowers help bring beneficial insects into the garden to aid pollina on of your vegetables, and certain pungent flowers like calendulas and marigolds will help protect them from pests. Growing vegetable plants amongst flowers is also great u lisa on of space (ideal for those with smaller gardens). First do a li le spring cleaning in your flower bed; trim any overgrown plants, and remove any weeds or garden debris – you will be surprised by how much room you find for growing vegetables. Soil prepara on is generally the same for flowers and vegetables, just make sure to en-

rich the soil before plan ng by digging in good compost, and add a good layer of mulch on top (especially during summer). Fill the gaps in your flower garden with a regular plan ng of le uce or spinach, radish or carrots etc. You can also grow tomatoes, spring onions, or even a nice selec on of herbs. Remember the less open space means less room for weeds to grow! If you have sunflowers in your garden, grow beans or vine vegetables such as peas or cucumbers up the readymade poles they provide. When it comes to fer lising, just ensure you use the right fer liser for each plant.


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