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WORLD AT HER FEET Methven swimmer dreams of Olympic gold and academic excellence

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Grace Sommerville competes on all stages from the national champs right through to Mt Hutt College’s swimming sports day.

Methven student Grace Sommerville has it all. She’s an intelligent young woman with a talent which could take her to the top of the world. ERIN TASKER spent time with the young swimmer and talked to some of the important people in her life.

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n many ways, Grace Sommerville is your typical 16-year-old girl. But your typical teen doesn’t live her life by the kind of schedule this potential world champion does. Grace is a top student and a top swimmer with aspirations to one day represent her country at the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games – and her coach reckons, come 2016 or 2020, those dreams could just come true. It will take a huge amount of commitment and balance – something Grace knows all about. She’s got the will and the drive to succeed. She in the pool from 5pm until 7pm five days a week, and stays away from home three nights a week because she also trains three times a week in the mornings, from 6am until 8am. And there’s only one reason why. She loves it. “If you didn’t enjoy it, you wouldn’t be able to do it,” she said. A typical day for her can start with a piano lesson at 8.10am – yes, on top of everything else she’s also been playing the piano since she was seven and she has lessons at that time because it’s

about the only time she can fit them in. Then it’s off to school at Mount Hutt College at 8.40am for the Year 12 student, for a day of learning before racing back to her Methven home to pack her bags for a night in Ashburton. Then she hits the road for swimming training. She’s wakes at 5.25am the next day and heads back to the pool for her 6am to 8am session, after which she drives to school. After school she drives back to Ashburton, and on this day she might have dry-land training to do from 4.15pm until 5.15pm and then she’s in the pool from 5.30pm until 7pm. After that she drives home – her third trip on the Methven Highway for the day – has some tea and goes to bed and reads for a bit before it’s lights out at about 10pm. And don’t forget that somewhere in there she’s got to find time for study. It’s enough to make some people tired just hearing about it. But Grace wouldn’t have it any other way. While many other girls her age are discovering their social lives and boys, and spending their summers partying, Grace is more likely to be found at the pool

powering through length after length as she strives towards her long-term goal, or at home studying. And hopefully one day she’ll be able to look back at her teenage years, with a gold medal around her neck, and know that all that hard work was more than worth it.

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t 16, Grace has the world at her feet. She’s classed as one of the top 15 to 17-year-old swimmers in New Zealand. Her list of achievements within the past year alone is outstanding, whether it be at national, South Island or regional level. She picked up two fifth placings, a ninth and an 11th at the New Zealand open long course nationals, which doubled as Olympic trials. And while she didn’t make these Olympics, the pinnacle of sport may well feature in her future. Her coach, Carl Gordon, says if she puts her mind to it she could one day wear the Silver Fern at such a level. “She’s incredibly hard working; she’s working really hard and certainly deserves everything she gets,” Gordon said.

“She’s the kind of person who never misses a session and when she’s there she does everything to the best of her ability.” That hard work resulted in her selection for the Junior Pan Pacifics in Hawaii in August, as an open water swimmer, a trip Carl said was a step in the right direction. “We’ve got a lot of work to do and we are certainly looking at potentially 2016 for the open water, with a view to 2020, so we are looking a long way down the path to allow her to really develop into who she can be,” Carl said. Open water swimming has also become part of Grace’s repertoire in the past couple of years. It’s not for the fainthearted; in the pool the temperature is usually around the 27°C mark, but in open water races that drops to around 18 to 20°C. Despite the temperature difference it’s pretty much the same rules as swimming in the pool – including the apparel, with no wetsuits in sight. Swimmers raced over 10km and 5km distances, often faced with cold and choppy waters, which could make it extremely difficult. “You just kind of keep


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e making ... on swimming; you’ve got to,” she said. Carl said Grace was human and she did get tired at times, but she knew what it took to succeed. “She’s on the right pathway to achieve what she wants to do.” Carl said the extra travel Grace had to do added a different dimension to her; while others got out of the pool and helped themselves to breakfast before heading to school, she had to quickly scoff something down and hit the road to Methven. Her schedule might make it hard to find time to eat, but like any top athlete, Grace needs to eat properly to keep her body in tip-top shape, Carl said. The early mornings and the spending every day after school at the pool weren’t for everyone and Carl said your average teenager would probably struggle. But being a good swimmer came with advantages in other aspects of life. Carl said many top swimmers were also academic and that was because the hard work, dedication and commitment it took to become a top swimmer, rubbed off on young people when it came to their schooling.

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top athlete has to be organised, and that does pay off when it comes to their school-life, according to one of Grace’s

teachers. Grace’s Mount Hutt College physics and chemistry teacher Bevan Clark said Grace had an aptitude for science, but her results came down to a combination of talent and sheer hard work. “Anyone like Grace, who is an athlete as well, they need to be organised in their personal life and that mind-set flows through to school work,” he said. “She’s one of those kids who can listen to an idea and doesn’t need it explained again. “But she works really hard; it’s just like with the swimming, you don’t get good at something by only doing it every now and then.” Swimming might be her passion, but Grace also knows the importance of education. She’s the youngest of four children, all of whom have been swimmers, and her older sister Alice is in America on a swimming scholarship. And that could be an option for Grace too, although she’s still got another year at Mount Hutt College to decide what her future holds. That future could hold just about anything because on top of her athletic ability, she’s academic. She loves science and maths, and she’s good at them, but where they’ll take her in the future, she doesn’t know. Continued over page


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Grace Sommerville spends a lot of her time pool side as she trains eight times a week.

Her science and maths teachers would love to see her take both further. Maths teacher Kate Wood said Grace was the type of student who enjoyed putting theory into real life context. “I teach top stream maths and her and the other two or three around her just love those ‘ah-ha’ moments,” she said. She said Grace’s family played a big role in her success. “They have an ‘if you’re going to do it, you do it as well as you can’ attitude,” Mrs Wood said. And Grace is doing it pretty well. Earlier this year, her love and talent for science took her abroad. She travelled to Indonesia for the APEC Future Scientist Conference, an annual event focused on fostering gifted students in science to enhance human capacity. Grace went representing Otago University’s Portobello research programme – for which she was first selected to be a part of when she was in year 10. She earned her spot there as part of a team which undertook a research project on the physical properties of the inner Otago Harbour and the Leith River estuary. The trip wasn’t easy; they were up at 5am every day and didn’t get to bed until midnight – but as a swimmer that kind of schedule was no problem. “It was really cool, I got to meet lots of cool people,” she said. And now she’s back at school studying towards NCEA level two. Last year she completed NCEA Level One and achieved excellence, with 101 excellence credits. That was the top result in the school; you only need 50 credits to get excellence. But Grace is modest, only mentioning the fact her result was the school’s best when pushed.

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A COUPLE OF DAYS IN THE LIFE OF GRACE 8.10am: piano lesson 8.40am: head to school 3.10pm: school day finishes 5pm–7pm: swimming training

Grace’s family has an ‘if you’re going to do it, you do it as well as you can’ attitude

t might sound like her life is all swimming and school, but it’s not. Grace says she has a good groups of friends who she enjoys spending time with too. And recently she got to enjoy what is the highlight of the school calendar for many of her peers – the Mt Hutt College senior ball. She found the perfect dress – a dark purple one shoulder number – had her hair and make-up done and danced the night away with her friends. And she has to make the most of these opportunities because there’s little time for rest in the life of a top swimmer; their only real break being three-weeks off at the end of autumn. It’s a year round sport which requires a massive commitment. “Basically you’re training all the time, the biggest meets are the end of summer and autumn,” Grace said. With at least one swim meet a month, that’s pretty much summer taken care of. Life has got a little bit easier for Grace though. Her family recently moved from their Alford Forest farm, to Methven. It means school is now just down the road for Mt Hutt College student Grace. But she still has plenty of travelling to do. Her swimming training takes place at the Ashburton Community Pool – half an hour’s drive away. So it’s not surprising that she got her learner driver’s license the moment she turned 15 and then her restricted license just nine days before the driving age went up. For her, being able to drive has been vital; it has meant independence and no longer having to rely on her parents to taxi her. For the Sommerville children, a trip to swimming training had been a 70km round trip. But dad Baden Sommerville said Grace and her siblings did what they did for the love of it. As parents he and wife Jude had done everything they could to help, but hadn’t pushed their kids. “It’s their self motivation, they have got to want to do it,” he said. “We’re not parents who are sitting there pushing their kids along; if the kids weren’t interested in doing it, they wouldn’t be doing it.” He and Jude always wanted their kids to learn to swim - in a country like New Zealand having that skill was important – but as it turned out they were pretty good at it. And hopefully that talent Grace discovered will one day result in her coming home proudly wearing an Olympic gold around her neck.

NEXT DAY 5.25am: out of bed 6am–8am: swimming training 8.15am: drive back to Methven for school 9am: school day starts 3.10pm: school day finishes 4.15pm: dry land training in Ashburton 5.30pm-7pm: swimming training (in pool) After 7pm: drive the 30 minutes home for tea Day finished!

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district’s visitors By Sam Morton Helping hand: Ashburton retiree Daphne Allison has always been willing to help. She has worked at the Ashburton i-SITE for about 15 years, and says she just does it, because she likes to help.

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aphne Allison is a quiet helper who rarely grumbles. She has lived in Ashburton all her life and gives up personal time to help others – in particular, visitors. Daphne, who is retired, volunteers at the Ashburton i-SITE centre once a week and although it may not seem outstanding, the Ashburton retiree has spent every Monday behind the desk for the past 15 years – guiding and pointing visitors in the right direction. Her work hasn’t gone unnoticed by her colleague and friend Yvonne Lister, who has worked alongside Daphne at the i-SITE for 12 years. “She’s very conscientious with what she does and really does help people out a lot,” Mrs Lister said. “Daphne gets on with the job and never has any concerns. Her vast knowledge of the area is great too and she is just an allround star volunteer for the centre.” But to Daphne it’s no big deal and she does it happily, pointing out helping is a big passion of hers, alongside gardening and family. “It’s really important to give them (visitors) a positive experience, most of the time we are their first contact with New Zealand and the district, so a good impression is important,” Daphne said. “It’s all free information and the choices are so vast, so it puts them in good stead for the rest of their visit. People really appreciate us being there to help them out ... and for me, it’s very rewarding.” However, Daphne is certainly no stranger to recognition. She and her husband Jim have regularly been in the spotlight over the years for their efforts in local garden competitions, often taking out top honours throughout Mid Canterbury. Touring her gardens at home, her passion and experience becomes obvious and

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loyally extends to the MSA Garden Section, where she has been president for more than a decade. She has organised multiple bus trips and garden tours during her time and is looking forward to helping some of the younger brigade step up as she patiently eyes a stepback. “I know a lot of them won’t want me to step aside, but I think the time has come for me to drop back into an advisory role and help some new blood through,” she said. Daphne remains modest about her achievements, despite having built an impressive reputation as a keen and very able volunteer among several organisations. However, gardening has always been a major part of her life, she said. “I can’t ever remember not gardening.

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Our (Jim and my) parents were great lovers of the garden ... they always did so much. “I grew up following dad around the garden and we always got involved in our vegetable gardens at school as well, back then, so it’s always been there.” When Daphne moved to Leeston Street, she quickly began operating a plant nursery, which she maintained and operated successfully for 10 years. “I’m afraid Jim had to be very patient, because I often had new ideas and was usually very busy. When we built our new home, we never had competitions or garden displays in mind, this was going to be our retirement home,” she said. “But our passion took over and we won six or seven titles, unexpectedly. It was a joyful experience and we wouldn’t change it for anything.”

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Daphne has also held several key roles among different communities, most notably secretary of the Hakatere Hutholder’s Society, while her husband retained presidency. The pair immersed themselves in the somewhat isolated community for 12 years, before selling their bach, stepping down and ploughing 100 per cent commitment into their retirement. The couple have three daughters, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, which understandably keeps them busy too. “They’re a great delight and it certainly keeps us on our toes,” Daphne said. “We’re both just enjoying a lovely retirement in Ashburton. “I’m not a hero, I just like helping out while I still can.”

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And experiencing such a different culture was amazing and something they’ll never forget. The couple flew to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, and spent three nights taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the busy city. “There’s just so much going on all the time,” Terry said.

Their days in Bangkok were spent on tours, taking in the floating markets, the huge MBK mall and enjoying a night dinner cruise. And they did it all in temperatures around the 44 to 45°C mark. It was hot, extremely hot, but it was a different kind of heat than they’d ever experienced before. It didn’t get much cooler as they moved

south to Thailand’s coastal tourist mecca of Phuket either, but it was less humid. There they stayed in a resort at the south end of Karon Beach. They had a spectacular outlook from their room and ate breakfast every day looking out over the sea. They took day trips by boat – one to Phi Phi Island, one of the locations for Leonardo

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thing described as a must-see when you arrive in Phuket and did all the other usual tourist attractions – including riding an elephant. But they also took in some of the dierent attractions. They went on an ATV-riding experience and white water rafting – although white water rafting wasn’t quite what they pictured it would be. While in New Zealand

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Like most tourists in Thailand they quickly learned how to barter, and found that the options when it came to food were endless. The Thai food was incredible, but wherever you went you could get anything from the traditional Thai meals to pizza, pasta or a good steak. And whatever they ate it was good, but like everything in Thailand, it was cheap.

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reduce heat loss or gain, reduce sound transfer and provide years of trouble-free cover. Any paint job starts with a good prep and sealer/primer or undercoat.

Primers/sealers Primers/sealers seal the surface off and are designed to provide a good surface for the finish coats. They are used on bare wood and metal, previously painted surfaces that have been repaired or are in poor condition, or if the existing surface is to be painted with a new colour that is much darker or lighter than the existing one. They are also used to block out stains and on woods that will bleed through a paint coating. They ensure your paint work will last longer as the resins in the finish paints stay on the surface. Undercoats being sealer or primer are designed to hold on and accept a top coat. Many suppliers offer self-priming paints but the product warranty specifies trade-like practice which includes any timber or plasterboard be primed or sealed.

Finish paints There are two main types of paints used today – water-based and oil-based. Waterbased gives a great finish and is a much easier paint to use. It cleans up with water, dries quickly, has less odour, is non-flammable, easy to touch up, remains more flexible and allows moisture to evaporate through the film, reducing blistering, cracking and peeling. Inexpensive water-based paints use softer vinyl resins (binders) and more water in the formulation while the more durable of the water-based paints use 100 per cent acrylic resins and less water. The term enamel is normally associated with paints that have some gloss to the finish. Enamels are formulated with higher con-

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Ordinary Kiwi bloke Shane ‘Woodsy’ Woods is handy around the house with a hammer. Each month we’ll check in on what his latest DIY project has been.

Today is a time of change in the paint industry. With environmental issues coming to the fore, paint manufacturers are busy formulating new products that cut down on VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which the experts warn may have adverse health effects.

centrations of resin as they are intended to be subjected to more wear and tear.

Levels of gloss The sheen of a paint is the amount of light reflected by the surface of a paint finish. There are four basic sheens – flat, satin or low-sheen, semi-gloss and gloss. Flat paints have non-reflective properties, providing a matte finish. This finish helps hide surface imperfections and is normally used for ceilings and walls in areas not subjected to a lot of wear and tear. Satin paints provide a soft lustre sheen similar to that of an eggshell. A satin finish provides a harder surface finish which is more durable and more stain resistant than a flat finish. This durability makes satin paint a good choice for walls in children’s rooms, hallways, stairways and family rooms. Semi-gloss paints are very durable, easier to clean, and are more stain resistant than satin finish paints. Semi-gloss paints are most often used on heavy wear surfaces or areas that are frequently cleaned such as kitchens and bathrooms. Semi-gloss is also used on wood trim and cabinets. Gloss paint is a harder, more durable, more stain resistant paint finish. It is easier to clean than all the other paint finishes but generally makes surface imperfections more noticeable. Gloss finishes are the best choice for heavy wear areas like kitchens, bathrooms, furniture and cabinets, floors, stairs, handrails,

The advantages of water-based paints are: • low VOCs • easy clean-up with water • quick drying • an elastic, flexible finish resistant to cracking • stable colour over time, without yellowing The advantages of oil-based paints, which require clean-up with mineral turps and tend to have more VOCs, are: • attractive gloss • good “levelling” (brush strokes fill themselves in to create a smooth finish) • hard, durable finish As a result, even though the majority of paint sold today is water-based, oil-based paint remains popular for glossy woodwork, doors, and furniture, as well as demanding surfaces such as floors. There is a definite shift away from oilbased paints in the industry. For instances when an oil-based paint would be preferable, but you desire a water-based product, some companies now have “waterborne enamels”. These paints look and behave much like oil-based options, but deliver improved environmental performance. However, be cautious when switching to a water-based paint if the surface has previously been coated with an oil-based product, as the new paint may not stick. It requires a little extra work but can be successfully done with good preparation and a good undercoat.

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t was hardly gardening weather when the Guardian visited Jenny Senior and her Methven garden recently. It was cold and sleeting, but the alpine plants Mrs Senior specialises in gave some colour to the drab day. Mrs Senior began growing alpine plants when she lived in Wallacetown in Southland in 1975. She was raising three primary-school age children at the time, and it had been the mother of a friend who piqued her interest. “I saw them in her garden and I just fell in love with the little cushion plants,” she said. The cushion plants, or Androsace, are compact like small pillows and have tiny delicate flowers. It was the beginning of a life-long passion, and over the years Mrs Senior has grown hundreds of alpine and rock garden plants. She began sourcing seeds from around the world, ordering them from seed suppliers. Originally the seeds came from plants which grew high above sea level in places such as Nepal, China, the European alps and Japan. Under Mrs Senior’s care the seeds germinated in winter, some need-

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Above – Polygala yellow form is among plants in Jenny Senior’s garden. Left – Hellebor dwarf white continues with an impressive flowering in winter. Right – Prunus serrula features colourful bark and is a picturesque addition in winter to the Methven garden of Jenny Senior.

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ing a cold rain or frost to stimulate growth. Mrs Senior continues to grow alpine plants and has dozens in her garden, but does not import seeds anymore after MAF tightened quarantine rules about five years ago. “Some of my friends still import seed, but they have to go through rigorous quarantine procedures,” she said. Methven’s climate was generally favourable to alpine plants, but rain and wind could be hard on them in winter. In their natural environments they would nestle under snow, hidden away from weather extremes, and then flower in spring after the snow melted. “Most of them are really hardy, they die down to a resting bud and come away in the spring,” she said. Mrs Senior is regularly visited by gardening groups from around the South Island. Not only do alpine and rock garden plants feature in garden beds around her home, but they also abound in many stone-look pots she has made herself, which decorate the entrance and patio. In winter, her garden is enhanced by trees she has chosen for their colourful bark and foliage.

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by Amanda Wright Dig out your winter woollies and pack for an adventure that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.

Dƚ,ƵƩƐŬŝĂƌĞĂĐĞůĞďƌĂƚĞĚƚŚĞůĂƵŶĐŚŽĨŝƚƐϮϬϭϮƐĞĂƐŽŶ ǁŝƚŚƐŵŝůĞƐĂůůƌŽƵŶĚĂƐƐŬŝĞƌƐĂŶĚƐŶŽǁďŽĂƌĚĞƌƐŐĂǀĞŝƚϭϬ ŽƵƚŽĨϭϬĨŽƌŽŶͲƚƌĂŝůƐŶŽǁĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶƐ͘ƐƉĂƌƚŽĨDĞƚŚǀĞŶ͛Ɛ <ŝĚƐϰ&ƌĞĞƉƌŽŵŽƟŽŶ͕ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶĂŐĞĚϭϬLJĞĂƌƐĂŶĚƵŶĚĞƌ ĐĂŶƐŬŝĨŽƌĨƌĞĞĂƚDƚ,ƵƩ͕ƐŽǁŚĂƚďĞƩĞƌƟŵĞƚŽƚƌĞĂƚƚŚĞ

family to a winter wonderland of fun and excitement! ǀĂƐƚŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶǁŝƚŚϯϲϱŚĞĐƚĂƌĞƐŽĨĚŝǀĞƌƐĞƚĞƌƌĂŝŶ͕Dƚ ,ƵƩŝƐƌĞůĂdžĞĚ͕ĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJ͕ĐŚĂůůĞŶŐŝŶŐĂŶĚĞdžĐŝƟŶŐ͘tŝƚŚŽŶĞ ŽĨƚŚĞďĞƐƚŵŝdžĞƐŽĨŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶƚĞƌƌĂŝŶĂƐǁĞůůĂƐŽŶĞŽĨƚŚĞ ůĂƌŐĞƐƚĂŶĚŚŝŐŚĞƐƚƐŬŝĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐŝŶEĞǁĞĂůĂŶĚ͕Dƚ,ƵƩŝƐĂ ŵƵƐƚͲĚŽƚŚŝƐǁŝŶƚĞƌ͘ dŚĞŵƵĐŚͲĂŶƟĐŝƉĂƚĞĚĮƌƐƚĚĂLJŽŶƚŚĞƐůŽƉĞƐ͕ǁŚŝĐŚ ĂƩƌĂĐƚĞĚĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJϭϰϬϬƐŬŝĞƌƐĂŶĚďŽĂƌĚĞƌƐŬĞĞŶƚŽ ĞŶũŽLJƚŚĞϲϱĐŵŽĨƐŶŽǁďůĂŶŬĞƟŶŐƚŚĞŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐ ƚŚĞǁĞĞŬ͛ƐƐŶŽǁƐƚŽƌŵ͕ǁĂƐĐĞůĞďƌĂƚĞĚǁŝƚŚďƵďďůĞƐ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚďLJYƵĞĞŶƐƚŽǁŶ͛ƐŵŝƐĮĞůĚǁŝŶĞƌLJ͘ zŽƵĚŽŶ͛ƚŶĞĞĚƚŽďĞĂƐŬŝĞƌƚŽĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƚŚĞƐĞĂŵĂnjŝŶŐ ǀŝĞǁƐ͕ũƵƐƚƚĂŬĞĂƐŝŐŚƚƐĞĞŝŶŐůŝŌƉĂƐƐŽŶƚŚĞ^Ƶŵŵŝƚ ^ŝdžĐŚĂŝƌůŝŌƚŽďĞĞīŽƌƚůĞƐƐůLJǁŚŝƐŬĞĚƚŽƚŚĞƚŽƉŽĨƚŚĞ ŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶ͕ĂŶĚĚŽŶ͛ƚĨŽƌŐĞƚƚŽƚĂŬĞLJŽƵƌĐĂŵĞƌĂ͊ Dƚ,ƵƩŽīĞƌƐĂůůůĞǀĞůƐŽĨƐŬŝĞƌĂŶĚƌŝĚĞƌĂŶĂǁĞƐŽŵĞ ǁŝŶƚĞƌĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ͘dƌĂŝůƐ͕ŽīͲƉŝƐƚĞĂŶĚƚĞƌƌĂŝŶƉĂƌŬƐĂƌĞ ĂĐĐĞƐƐĞĚďLJĂƐŝdžͲƐĞĂƚĞƌĞdžƉƌĞƐƐĐŚĂŝƌůŝŌ͕ĂŶĞdžƉƌĞƐƐƋƵĂĚ ĐŚĂŝƌ͕ĂƚƌŝƉůĞĐŚĂŝƌĂŶĚĂϭϰϬŵĐŽǀĞƌĞĚůŽŶŐƐƵƌĨĂĐĞ ĐŽŶǀĞLJŽƌůŝŌʹƐŽŵĞŽĨƚŚĞďĞƐƚĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐŝŶƚŚĞĐŽƵŶƚƌLJ͘ ĂĐŚǁŝŶƚĞƌ͕ƚŚĞĂƌƌŝǀĂůŽĨŵĂŶLJŽĨƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚ͛ƐďĞƐƚƐŬŝ racers for training down under enhances the mountain’s ƌĞƉƵƚĂƟŽŶĂƐƚŚĞ͚ĐĂƉŝƚĂůŽĨƐƉĞĞĚ͛͘ ǀĞŶŝĨƐŬŝŝŶŐŝƐŶ͛ƚƋƵŝƚĞLJŽƵƌĐƵƉŽĨƚĞĂ͕ǁŚĞƌĞďĞƩĞƌ to experience a hot mulled wine or smooth hot chocolate ƚŚĂŶŽŶƚŚĞƚŽƉŽĨĂŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶ͍dŚĞ^ŬLJ,ŝŐŚĂĨĠŽīĞƌƐ hearty and wholesome mountain meals with a variety of ŚŽŵĞŵĂĚĞĚŝƐŚĞƐƚŽĐŚŽŽƐĞĨƌŽŵƐƵĐŚĂƐďĂŶŐĞƌƐĂŶĚ ŵĂƐŚĂŶĚƐƉĂŐŚĞƫďŽůŽŐŶĂŝƐĞ͘ ,ƵďĞƌ͛Ɛ,ƵƩŝƐĂƌƵƐƟĐŚŝŐŚĐŽƵŶƚƌLJƌĞƐƚĂƵƌĂŶƚǁŚŝĐŚ ĞŵďŽĚŝĞƐĐŽŵĨŽƌƚĂŶĚĐůĂƐƐŝŶďŽƚŚŝƚƐĚĠĐŽƌĂŶĚŝƚƐŵĞŶƵ͘ /ƚŝƐƚŚĞƉĞƌĨĞĐƚƉůĂĐĞƚŽƌĞůĂdžďŽƚŚŝŶƐŝĚĞ͕ŝŶĨƌŽŶƚŽĨŽƵƌ ǁĂƌŵĮƌĞ͕ŽƌŽƵƚƐŝĚĞŽŶŽƵƌďĞĂƵƟĨƵůĚĞĐŬ͘,ƵďĞƌ͛Ɛ,ƵƩ ĂůƐŽƉůĂLJƐŚŽƐƚƚŽƚŚĞƉŽƉƵůĂƌŝŶŶĞƌǁŝƚŚƚŚĞ^ƚĂƌƐ͘>ĞƚƚŚĞ ƚĞĂŵĨƌŽŵDƚ,ƵƩƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚLJŽƵƵƉƚŽƚŚĞŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶƚŽ ĞŶũŽLJĚŝŶŶĞƌĨŽůůŽǁĞĚďLJLJŽƵƌĐŚŽŝĐĞŽĨƐƚĂƌŐĂnjŝŶŐ͕ŐƌŽŽŵĞƌ͕ skidoo and husky dog rides. The dinners are held fortnightly ŽŶ^ĂƚƵƌĚĂLJŶŝŐŚƚƐŝŶ:ƵůLJĂŶĚƵŐƵƐƚ͘ Dƚ,ƵƩŝƐĂůƐŽĂŐƌĞĂƚƉůĂĐĞƚŽďƌŝŶŐƚŚĞŬŝĚƐ͕ĂŶĚŝƐƚŚĞ ƵůƟŵĂƚĞĨĂŵŝůLJͲĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJďĂƐĞĨŽƌĂĨĂŵŝůLJƐŶŽǁŚŽůŝĚĂLJ͘ ůŝĐĞŶƐĞĚ^ŬŝǁŝůĂŶĚƌğĐŚĞĂŶĚŬŝĚƐ͛ĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐĂƌĞĂůƐŽ ĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞĂƚĂŶĂĚĚŝƟŽŶĂůĐŚĂƌŐĞƚŽŵĂŬĞƚŚĞĂĚǀĞŶƚƵƌĞĨƵŶ͕ ƌĞůĂdžŝŶŐĂŶĚǁŽƌƌLJͲĨƌĞĞĨŽƌďŽƚŚĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶĂŶĚĂĚƵůƚƐ͘ ^ŬŝĂƌĞĂŵĂƐĐŽƚƐ^ƉŝŬĞĂŶĚ^ŚƌĞĚŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶŽŶƚŚĞ ƐůŽƉĞƐǁĞůĐŽŵŝŶŐŬŝĚƐĂŶĚƚŚĞŝƌĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐ͕ŵĂŶLJŽĨǁŚŽŵ ĂƌĞĐĞůĞďƌĂƟŶŐDƚ,ƵƩ͛ƐϭϬĂŶĚƵŶĚĞƌƐŬŝĨƌĞĞĚĞĂůĨŽƌ youngsters. ͞/ŵĞƚĂĨĂŵŝůLJŝŶƚŚĞĐĂĨĠǁŚŽŚĂĚƚƌĂǀĞůůĞĚƚŽDƚ,ƵƩ ĨƌŽŵ,ĂŶŵĞƌ^ƉƌŝŶŐƐ͕ĂŶĚǁĞƌĞĚĞůŝŐŚƚĞĚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞLJŚĂĚƚǁŽ children skiing for free on the mountain. They were having ĂŶĂǁĞƐŽŵĞĚĂLJ͕ĂŶĚǁĞƌĞĚĞůŝŐŚƚĞĚǁŝƚŚŚŽǁĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJĂŶĚ ŚĞůƉĨƵůŽƵƌƐƚĂīŚĂƐďĞĞŶ͕ĨƌŽŵƚŚĞĐĂƌƉĂƌŬƚŽƚŚĞůŝŌƐƚŽ ƚŚĞĐĂĨĠ͕͟ƐĂŝĚ:ĂŵĞƐDĐ<ĞŶnjŝĞ͕Dƚ,ƵƩƐŬŝĂƌĞĂŵĂŶĂŐĞƌ͘ tŚĞƚŚĞƌLJŽƵ͛ƌĞŝŶƚŽĨƵŶĨĂŵŝůLJƐŬŝŝŶŐ͕ƉĞĂĐĞĨƵůĐƌŽƐƐͲ ĐŽƵŶƚƌLJƚŽƵƌŝŶŐ͕ĂĚƌĞŶĂůŝŶĞͲƉƵŵƉŝŶŐƐůŽƉĞƐ͕ŽƌŵŝŶĚͲ ďůŽǁŝŶŐŚĞůŝͲƐŬŝŝŶŐ͕LJŽƵ͛ůůĮŶĚŝƚŚĞƌĞ͘Dƚ,ƵƩ^ŬŝƌĞĂ͕ŽƉĞŶ ŶŽǁƚŽKĐƚŽďĞƌ͕ŝƐũƵƐƚĂϯϱͲŵŝŶƵƚĞĚƌŝǀĞĨƌŽŵDĞƚŚǀĞŶ͘


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Kids are FREE in Methven this winter! by Amanda Wright

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ethven and the surrounding area ŚĂǀĞĂŵƵůƟƚƵĚĞŽĨŽŶͲƐŶŽǁĂŶĚ ŽīͲƐŶŽǁĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐƚŽŵĂŬĞLJŽƵƌ ǁŝŶƚĞƌŚŽůŝĚĂLJƵŶĨŽƌŐĞƩĂďůĞ͘ dŚŝƐǁŝŶƚĞƌƚŚĞƌĞ͛ƐŶŽĞdžĐƵƐĞĨŽƌŶŽƚ ƚĂŬŝŶŐĂĨĂŵŝůLJƐŬŝŚŽůŝĚĂLJ͘dŚĞƐŬŝƌĞƐŽƌƚ ǀŝůůĂŐĞŽĨDĞƚŚǀĞŶŝƐǁĞůĐŽŵŝŶŐŬŝĚƐĂŶĚ ƚŚĞŝƌĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐǁŝƚŚĂŶĞǁDĞƚŚǀĞŶ<ŝĚƐ ϰ&ƌĞĞĚĞĂůĨŽƌǁŝŶƚĞƌϮϬϭϮ͘/ŶĂŵŽǀĞƚŽ ŵĂŬĞĂǁŝŶƚĞƌŚŽůŝĚĂLJŵŽƌĞĂīŽƌĚĂďůĞĨŽƌ ĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐ͕ĂůůĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶĂŐĞĚϭϬĂŶĚƵŶĚĞƌǁŝůů ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĨƌĞĞůŝŌĂĐĐĞƐƐĂƚDƚ,ƵƩ͖ĂŶĚƚŚĞLJ ĐĂŶƚƌĂǀĞů͕ƐƚĂLJ͕ĞĂƚ͕ƉůĂLJĂŶĚŐĞƚƚŚĞŝƌƐŬŝŽƌ ďŽĂƌĚƌĞŶƚĂůĨŽƌĨƌĞĞŝŶƚŚĞDĞƚŚǀĞŶĂƌĞĂ ĚƵƌŝŶŐϮϬϭϮ͘ ŚŝůĚƌĞŶĂŐĞĚϭϬLJĞĂƌƐĂŶĚƵŶĚĞƌǁŝůů ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞ͗ Ͳ&ZůŝŌĂĐĐĞƐƐĂƚDƚ,ƵƩ^ŬŝƌĞĂ Ͳ&ZƚƌĂǀĞůƚŽͬĨƌŽŵŚƌŝƐƚĐŚƵƌĐŚŝƌƉŽƌƚ ĂŶĚDƚ,ƵƩ^ŬŝƌĞĂ Ͳ&ZĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƟŽŶĂƚƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ƉƌŽƉĞƌƟĞƐŝŶƚŚĞDĞƚŚǀĞŶĂƌĞĂ

Ͳ&ZŵĞĂůƐĂƚƐŽŵĞŽĨƚŚĞďĞƐƚ  restaurants in the region Ͳ&ZĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐĂƚƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚĂƩƌĂĐƟŽŶƐŝŶ the Methven area Ͳ&ZƐŬŝͬŽĂƌĚZĞŶƚĂů,ŝƌĞĂƚƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ƐŚŽƉƐŝŶƚŚĞDĞƚŚǀĞŶĂƌĞĂ͘

ƐĐĞŶĞƌLJĂŶĚĂŐƌĞĂƚǀĂƌŝĞƚLJŽĨĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐƐŽ ƚŚĂƚLJŽƵĐĂŶŐĞƚŝŶƚŽƵĐŚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŐƌĞĂƚ ŽƵƚĚŽŽƌƐ͘ dŚĞƌĞĂƌĞƐĞǀĞƌĂůŚŽƌƐĞƌŝĚŝŶŐŽƉĞƌĂƚŽƌƐ ĂƌŽƵŶĚƚŚĞDĞƚŚǀĞŶƌĞŐŝŽŶǁŚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐƚŽƚƌĞŬŽǀĞƌĨĂƌŵůĂŶĚŽƌ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚƵƐƐŽĐŬĐŽƵŶƚƌLJǁŝƚŚǀŝĞǁƐĂĐƌŽƐƐ Visit www.kids4free.co.nz for a list of ƚŚĞĂŶƚĞƌďƵƌLJWůĂŝŶƐ͘ϰtĂĚǀĞŶƚƵƌĞ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƌƐǁŚŽĂƌĞƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƟŶŐŝŶƚŚĞ<ŝĚƐ ĐĂŶƚĂŬĞLJŽƵŽŶĂũŽƵƌŶĞLJŝŶƚŽƚŚĞŚŝŐŚ ϰ&ƌĞĞƉƌŽŵŽƟŽŶ͕ĂŶĚĐŚŽŽƐĞƚŚĞĂŵĂnjŝŶŐ ĐŽƵŶƚƌLJǁŝůĚĞƌŶĞƐƐƚŽǁŝƚŶĞƐƐƚŚĞƵŶƐƉŽŝůƚ space of Methven for your next winter ďĞĂƵƚLJƚŚĂƚǁĂƐĐĂƉƚƵƌĞĚŝŶƚŚĞ>ŽƌĚŽĨƚŚĞ holiday! ZŝŶŐƐ͘ dĂŶĚĞŵ^ŬLJĚŝǀŝŶŐŝƐĂŶĞdžŚŝůĂƌĂƟŶŐǁĂLJ Amazing experience ƚŽĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƚŚĞďƌĞĂƚŚƚĂŬŝŶŐƉĂŶŽƌĂŵĂ DĞƚŚǀĞŶŵĂLJůŽŽŬƐŵĂůůŽŶƚŚĞŵĂƉ͕ďƵƚ ŽĨDŝĚĂŶƚĞƌďƵƌLJ͕ĨƌŽŵƚŚĞWĂĐŝĮĐKĐĞĂŶ ƚŚĞĂĚǀĞŶƚƵƌĞŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐƐƵƌƌŽƵŶĚŝŶŐ ƚŽƚŚĞ^ŽƵƚŚĞƌŶůƉƐ͘zŽƵƌďŽĚLJŝƐĐŚĂƌŐĞĚ ƚŚĞƌĞƐŽƌƚƚŽǁŶĂƌĞƵŶďĞůŝĞǀĂďůĞ͘&ŝůůĞĚǁŝƚŚ ǁŝƚŚĂĚƌĞŶĂůŝŶĞ͕LJŽƵƌŚĞĂƌƚƌĂĐŝŶŐǁŝƚŚ ŚŝŐŚƋƵĂůŝƚLJƌĞƐŽƌƚƐ͕ĮŶĞĚŝŶŝŶŐƌĞƐƚĂƵƌĂŶƚƐ͕ ĂŶƟĐŝƉĂƟŽŶĂƐLJŽƵƉůƵŵŵĞƚŝŶƚŽƚŚŽƵƐĂŶĚƐ ƌƵƐƟĐƉƵďƐ͕ĐŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌƐŚŽƉƐĂŶĚĞǀĞŶĂ ŽĨĨĞĞƚŽĨĞŵƉƟŶĞƐƐ͘ƐƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĐŚƵƚĞŝƐ ŵŽǀŝĞƚŚĞĂƚƌĞ͕DĞƚŚǀĞŶŚĂƐĂůŝƩůĞďŝƚ ĚĞƉůŽLJĞĚ͕ƚŚĞƐŝůĞŶĐĞŝƐĂŵĂnjŝŶŐ͘ ŽĨƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐĨŽƌĞǀĞƌLJŽŶĞ͘tŚĞŶƚĂŬŝŶŐ dŽĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƚŚĞƐĐĞŶĞƌLJŝŶĂŵŽƌĞ ĂĚǀĂŶƚĂŐĞŽĨƚŚĞ<ŝĚƐϰ&ƌĞĞƉƌŽŵŽƟŽŶ͕ ƌĞůĂdžĞĚĨĂƐŚŝŽŶ͕ŚŽƚĂŝƌďĂůůŽŽŶŝŶŐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐ ŚĞƌĞĂƌĞƐŽŵĞŝĚĞĂƐŽŶƐŽŵĞĞdžƚƌĂĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ ƚŚĞŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJƚŽŇŽĂƚŐĞŶƚůLJĂďŽǀĞƚŚĞ ƐƉƌĂǁůŝŶŐƉĂƚĐŚǁŽƌŬŽĨƚŚĞĂŶƚĞƌďƵƌLJ ƚŽŵĂŬĞLJŽƵƌŚŽůŝĚĂLJƚƌƵůLJĂŵĂnjŝŶŐ͘ WůĂŝŶƐ͕ĨŽůůŽǁĞĚďLJĂĐŚĂŵƉĂŐŶĞďƌĞĂŬĨĂƐƚ dŚĞDĞƚŚǀĞŶƌĞŐŝŽŶŽīĞƌƐƐƉĞĐƚĂĐƵůĂƌ

Kids stay, play, eat and ski for

FREE!

The latest Ski, Snowboard and Accessories instore now!

The ultimate ski experience for your family has never been so affordable. This 2012 winter season, children aged 10 years and under can ski, eat and stay in Methven at participating providers for free.

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ƐŽŽŶĂŌĞƌůĂŶĚŝŶŐ͘ŽŵŵĞŶĐŝŶŐĂƚ ĚĂLJďƌĞĂŬƚŚĞŇŝŐŚƚŽīĞƌƐƉƌŝƐƟŶĞĮŶĞĚĂLJ ǀŝĞǁƐŽĨDƚŽŽŬ͕ĂŶƚĞƌďƵƌLJWůĂŝŶƐ͕ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞďƌĂŝĚĞĚZĂŬĂŝĂZŝǀĞƌƐLJƐƚĞŵ͘/ƚŝƐƚƌƵůLJĂ ŵĂŐŝĐĂůƐŬLJĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ͘ ^ƵƌƌŽƵŶĚĞĚďLJďƌĂŝĚĞĚƌŝǀĞƌƐ͕ďĂĐŬ ĐŽƵŶƚƌLJůĂŬĞƐĂŶĚƚŚĞĨŽŽƚŚŝůůƐŽĨƚŚĞ ^ŽƵƚŚĞƌŶůƉƐ͕ƚŚĞDĞƚŚǀĞŶƌĞŐŝŽŶƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐ ƉůĞŶƚLJŽĨĮƐŚŝŶŐƐƉŽƚƐĂŶĚŝƐĂƉĂƌĂĚŝƐĞĨŽƌ ĂŶŐůĞƌƐ͘dŚĞƌĞŐŝŽŶŽīĞƌƐƐŽŵĞŽĨƚŚĞďĞƐƚ ǁŝůĚĞƌŶĞƐƐĂŶŐůŝŶŐǁĂƚĞƌƐŝŶƚŚĞĐŽƵŶƚƌLJ͘ tŝƚŚŽƵƚƚŚĞƵƐƵĂůǀŝƐŝďůĞƚƌĂƉƉŝŶŐƐŽĨ ĐŝǀŝůŝƐĂƟŽŶ͕ĮƐŚŝŶŐŝŶƐƚƌĞĂŵƐŵĞĂŶĚĞƌŝŶŐ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƉĞŶƚƵƐƐŽĐŬůĂŶĚƐĂŶĚďĞĞĐŚ ĨŽƌĞƐƚĂŐĂŝŶƐƚĂďĂĐŬĚƌŽƉŽĨƚŚĞ^ŽƵƚŚĞƌŶ ůƉƐŝƐĂƐƉĞĐŝĂůĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ͘ &ŽƌĂĨĂƐƚͲƉĂĐĞĚĂĚƌĞŶĂůŝŶƚŚƌŝůůŽŶƚŚĞ ǁĂƚĞƌ͕ĨĞĞůƚŚĞĞdžĐŝƚĞŵĞŶƚŽĨũĞƚďŽĂƟŶŐ ŽŶƚŚĞZĂŬĂŝĂ'ŽƌŐĞ͕ĂƐƉĞĐƚĂĐƵůĂƌƌŝǀĞƌ ŐŽƌŐĞǁŝƚŚĨĂŶƚĂƐƟĐŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶǀŝĞǁƐ͘:ƵŵƉ ĂďŽĂƌĚĂŶĚďůĂƐƚĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞĞǀĞƌͲĐŚĂŶŐŝŶŐ ZĂŬĂŝĂZŝǀĞƌ͘,ĂŶŐŽŶƟŐŚƚĂƐƚŚĞĚƌŝǀĞƌƐŬŝůů ĨƵůůLJǁĞĂǀĞƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞŝŶƚƌŝĐĂƚĞŶĞƚǁŽƌŬ ŽĨďƌĂŝĚĞĚƌŝǀĞƌĐŚĂŶŶĞůƐ͕ƐŬŝŵŵŝŶŐƐƚŽŶĞ ďĂŶŬƐĂŶĚŐƵƐŚŝŶŐŽƉĂůĞƐĐĞŶƚďůƵĞǁĂƚĞƌƐ͘

Down Puffer jacket

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Helmets Kids & Adults

399

Goggles

FROM Stay at one of the participating Methven properties this winter and there will be no charge for kids 10 years & under. (as at 1st June 2012) sharing a room with their parents, using existing bedding.

ASHBURTON i-SITE 7 East Street, Ashburton Ph: 03 308 1050 METHVEN i-SITE 160 Main Street, Methven Ph: 03 302 8955

Dine at one of the participating Methven restaurants this winter and there will be no charge for kids 10 years & under (as at 1st June 2012) when ordering from the Kid’s Menu and when accompanied by a family member dining from the regular menu. All kids 10 years & under must have one paying adult to apply.

Head along to the NZ Agriculture and Alpine Experience at the Methven Heritage Centre this winter and there will be no charge for kids 10 years & under (as at 1st June 2012) when they attend with an adult. All kids 10 years & under must have one full fee paying adult to apply.

Let us help you make the most of your time in Mid Canterbury.

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35

Toboggans

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Snowboard oard $ 49 Boots FROM 2

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Snow chains for your car or 4WD

FROM $ JUST

99

We also wax sharpen and repair skis and snowboards.

Open 7 days 8.30am - 5pm

South of the Railway Station Phone 308 2493

www.midcanterburynz.com


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The kids are free, so why not indulge? With its stunning location, friendly and efficient staff and sumptuous cuisine, the Clubhouse at Terrace Downs offers three on-site restaurants open to both in-house and casual guests. Tilley’s Bar & Brasserie/Café, Hunter’s Steak House, and The Grill. When accompanied by a paying adult, children aged 10 years and under can dine FREE at Terrace Downs this winter season! Less than one hours drive from Ashburton, why not take the opportunity to treat the family to world-class resort quality, that won’t cost you the earth.

For enquires contact: Terrace Downs Resort Darfield, Canterbury 03 318 6943

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ƌĂŶŐĞŽĨŵĞĂůƐŝŶĂĐĂƐƵĂůĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚ͕ ƌĂŶŐŝŶŐĨƌŽŵĂŶƟƉĂƐƚŽƉůĂƩĞƌƐĂŶĚƐŽƵƉƚŽ ůĂƌŐĞƌŐƌŝůůĞĚŵĞĂůƐĂŶĚƉĂƐƚĂƐ͘ dŚĞ'ƌŝůůŝƐĂŶĞdžĐŝƟŶŐĂĚĚŝƟŽŶƚŽdĞƌƌĂĐĞ ŽǁŶƐZĞƐŽƌƚ͕ƐƉĞĐŝĂůŝƐŝŶŐŝŶŽƵƚĚŽŽƌ ĐƵŝƐŝŶĞĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞǁŝƚŚĂǁŽŽĚͲĮƌĞĚŽǀĞŶ͘ /ĨĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐŝŶŐdĞƌƌĂĐĞŽǁŶƐŽŶĂ ^ƵŶĚĂLJ͕ďĞƐƵƌĞƚŽŬŝŶĨŽƌdŚĞƌƵŶĐŚ͕ ĂĐƵůŝŶĂƌLJǀŽLJĂŐĞĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞĚďLJůŝǀĞũĂnjnj ŵƵƐŝĐ͘tŝƚŚĂůĂƌŐĞďƵīĞƚƌĂŶŐŝŶŐĨƌŽŵ ĚĞůŝĐŝŽƵƐƐĞĂĨŽŽĚĂŶĚƐĂůĂĚ͕ƚŽŚŽƚďĞĞĨ ĂŶĚŚĂŵƐůŝĐĞĚĨƌŽŵƚŚĞďŽŶĞ͕ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐ ŵĂŶLJŽƚŚĞƌĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝŵĞŶƚƐĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞĚďLJ ĚĞƐƐĞƌƚ͕ŝƚ͛ƐĂƚƌĞĂƚŶŽƚƚŽďĞŵŝƐƐĞĚ͘ tŚŝůĞĚŝŶŝŶŐĨŽƌďƌƵŶĐŚ͕ůĞƚƚŚĞĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ďĞĚĞůŝŐŚƚĞĚďLJdĞƌƌĂĐĞŽǁŶ͛Ɛ,ĂǁŬƐůƵď͕ ĂƉůĂLJŐƌŽƵƉĨŽƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶďĞƚǁĞĞŶϭϭĂŵ ĂŶĚϯƉŵ͘dŚĞLJǁŝůůƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĂĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͛Ɛ ďƌƵŶĐŚĂŶĚǁŝůůďĞĞŶƚĞƌƚĂŝŶĞĚǁŝƚŚĂ ƌĂŶŐĞŽĨŝŶĚŽŽƌĂŶĚŽƵƚĚŽŽƌĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ͘ &ŽƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶĂŐĞĚϭϮLJĞĂƌƐĂŶĚƵŶĚĞƌ͕ƚŚŝƐ ƐĞƌǀŝĐĞŝƐĨƌĞĞĨŽƌĞǀĞƌLJĐŚŝůĚĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞĚ ďLJĂŶĂĚƵůƚĚŝŶŝŶŐĨŽƌďƌƵŶĐŚ͘ tŝƚŚĂŶĂƌƌĂLJŽĨĞdžĐŝƟŶŐĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ͕ĨƌŽŵ ŐŽůĨŽŶƚŚĞϭϴͲŚŽůĞĐŚĂŵƉŝŽŶƐŚŝƉŐŽůĨ ĐŽƵƌƐĞ͕ƚŽũĞƚďŽĂƟŶŐŽƌĮƐŚŝŶŐŽŶƚŚĞ ZĂŬĂŝĂZŝǀĞƌ͕ƐŬŝŝŶŐĂƚDƚ,ƵƩ^ŬŝĮĞůĚ͕ ĂƌĐŚĞƌLJĂŶĚĐůĂLJͲďŝƌĚƐŚŽŽƟŶŐ͕ŚŽƌƐĞƚƌĞŬƐ ŽƌŝŶĚƵůŐŝŶŐŝŶĂƚƌĞĂƚŵĞŶƚĂƚƚŚĞ:ĂƉĂŶĞƐĞͲ ƐƚLJůĞƐƉĂ͕ĂdĞƌƌĂĐĞŽǁŶƐǀĂĐĂƟŽŶ ƉƌŽŵŝƐĞƐƵŶĨŽƌŐĞƩĂďůĞĨĂŵŝůLJĨƵŶ͘


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Austrian can’t wait to come back to NZ by Sue Newman

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riendly people, beautiful countryside and most of all - mince pies – they’re some of the memories Viktoria Kapuscinski will take home to Austria after her time as a student in Ashburton. The 17-year-old from the small mountain town of Lunz am See in Austria’s east, has almost wrapped up her time as a fee-paying student at Ashburton College and as she heads home, she’s already planning to return. Life as a teenager in Austria and life as a teenager in New Zealand could not be more different in almost every way – school, social life, food, scenery and the pace of life – Viktoria said. Her school in Lunz am See has fewer than 300 students and each studies a prescribed course of study. “I’ve really liked it here where you can choose your subjects, we can’t. Here I’ve done photography, music and PE, along with English and biology. We don’t have photography as a subject and I’ve really enjoyed that.” And the differences continue into out-ofschool life. “We party more in Austria. You can buy alcohol and cigarettes when you are 16 and you can go to clubs. People at home can deal with alcohol there because they’re used to it.” New Zealand’s teenage boozing culture had been quite a surprise, she said.

And while food is similar in some ways, there have been some unexpected pleasures, such as mince pies and fish and chips. Neither feature on the Austrian fast food menu. “We eat our main meal at lunch and usually eat just a wee bit in the evening. Here I watch people eat things like popcorn or anything for lunch. And I’ve eaten a lot of mince pies since I’ve been here.” With a host family that has taken her on many weekend trips, Viktoria said she’d fallen under the spell of New Zealand’s scenery. “I love the variety of nature. In Austria there are just mountains, here it’s mountains, the sea, plains, everything all in one place.” In Lunz am See, snow lies on the ground for around five months of the year. When the college closed for one day because there were a few centimetres of snow on the ground, Viktoria said she was amazed. She found it easy to settle into a new home in a new country and said being with a family that bred clydesdale horses helped her very quickly feel at home. Many of her trips around New Zealand were to A&P shows and equestrian events and for a young woman who rides for recreation, that was pretty exciting, she said. “Everyone’s been so friendly and outgoing here. People here are not so busy. In Austria people seem busy all the time with work and with school.”

If there are any regrets about her time in New Zealand, it’s that she won’t get to experience a winter on Mt Hutt. She’s an avid snowboarder and as she returns home to summer, Viktoria will miss a year on the slopes. With just two weeks left of her stay, she’s keeping her fingers crossed she will be able to fit in one trip up the mountain before she leaves. Viktoria did, however, manage to fit in this week’s college ball. She shopped online and ordered her strapless dress from Australia. And the ball sees another difference between the life of a student in New Zealand and a student in Austria. “At home, it’s just not such a big deal to

go to a ball as it is here. Girls here have been planning their dresses for ages, we just got on line and ordered something.” That dress will be going home with her and will be stored away for her Lunz am See school ball at the end of her final school year. She heads back home to summer holidays and will start that final year in September, sitting her A level exams in spring next year. With those ticked off, Viktoria’s plans to go immediately to university have been scrapped. She intends to come back to New Zealand and work for a year before returning to study. She admits she hasn’t really missed home, but says when she’s back in Austria she will miss the friends she’s made in New Zealand.

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Food from Austria Wiener schnitzel

Erdäpfelsalat

Ingredients

Ingredients

4 finger-thick cut veal fillets 4 eggs cooking oil flour bread-crumbs salt & pepper

1 kg potatoes 1 red onion vinegar oil salt pepper

Method

Method

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• Do not cook the potatoes too long and cut into slices. • Add small onion pieces. • Mix a marinade by using vinegar, oil, salt and pepper and pour it over the salad. • Let it sit a little bit before serving.

Pound the veal well on both sides. After pounding flat dip both sides into the flour. Blend the eggs with 1T oil and some salt and pepper. Pull fillets through this mixture. Cover the fillets with breadcrumbs. Do not press the breadcrumbs on to the meat with your fingers or they will become hard when frying. • Fry in a small amount of oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown. • Serve the schnitzel with potato salad (erdäpfelsalat).

Käsespätzle (Austrian mac cheese) Ingredients PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO 180612-TM-013

Enjoying her last days as a Kiwi kid, 17-year-old Austrian student Viktoria Kapuscinski already has plans to return to her adopted country.

250g flour 5 eggs + 1 egg yolk a good pinch of salt 2-3 T water if needed 2T butter 200g cheese, grated (emmenthaler, gruyere ) 2 medium sized onions cut in rings 75g butter

Method • Combine flour, eggs and a good-sized pinch of salt. • Blend well and add, if necessary, water. • The dough should not be runny, but soft enough to run slowly off spoon. • Set aside and allow the dough to rest for 20 to 30 minutes. • Heat the butter in a frying pan over low to medium heat, add onions. • Cook slowly gain a golden brown colour. Drain on a paper towel and then set aside. Bring a large pot of water briefly to a boil,

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add a pinch of salt and then reduce heat. Water should simmer throughout the whole process. Cut and shape the spaetzle by hand. Cook spaetzle for about 2-3 minutes until they float back to the surface then remove them. When done, drain the water, melt 1-2T of butter and return spaetzle to the pot. Shake the pot a few times to evenly distribute the butter, then add the grated cheese and mix well. Add the browned onions and chopped chives on top and serve.

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Why recycle?

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How are they recycled?

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teve Matson said his jetski was perfect for all weather, so we sent him down to Lake Hood on a miserably cold day with a howling southerly making rough conditions. It turns out he was right. The choppy conditions produced a lot of spray as he scooted across the surface, ripping it around for the camera but the Kawasaki Ultra 300X kept him pretty dry, save the wet gumboots from getting in and out. “It has a specially designed hull that limits the splash back so you stay relatively dry,” Steve said. “I have a young family but we still try to get it out most weekends. The sun helps but it keeps you pretty dry.” The Kawasaki Ultra 300X is a top-of-the-line watercraft, perfect for tearing it up or cruising around but it is also fun for the family. “There is the potential to rip it up but it is an awesome family type jetski as well. “It easily sits three and is virtually impossible to tip or fall off unless you’re playing silly buggers.” At 1.78 metres in length it sits well on the water and has the smart steering technology. The supercharged 1500cc four-stroke engine makes it powerful and producing 300 horsepower it is capable of skimming across the water at up to 70m/h (113km/h). “It has pretty good pick-up but is a really smooth ride at the same time.” That would be down to the fact it comes with cruise control, power steering and all the mod-cons, a far cry from Steve’s first jetski. “This is my fifth jetski I’ve owned. “I started with a pole ski in the late 1980s/ early 90s. They were the original type jetskis where you had to stand up rather than having a seat.” A fun fact is that the name jetski is in fact

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