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Thursday 22nd May 2014

Volume 24, Issue 10

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Leeston Day Club has turned 5 years old. This month 5 years ago a group of ladies had a meeting under the guidance of Dianne Chesmar, who was then working for the Selwyn District Council. This was to be the start of the first day club to be set up in the Selwyn District and was seen as a prototype for Rolleston and Lincoln. These ladies grabbed the vision that Dianne had for setting up a service for the elderly in the Leeston/Southbridge area.

This group consisted of Ann Catto, Kaye Nish, June Barton and Noeline Bowis, all of whom are still very involved in the club. Day Club provides a cooked 2 course meal and social interaction and connection. Often a game of cards takes place; always Bingo, exercises, music and a variety of speakers are part of the programme that is put together by this wonderful team of 11 volunteers for our older population. They get 35 to 40 people along on a regular

What’s coming up


May.22- Free financial check-up. May.22-Ellesmere Vintage club AGM. May.23-Ellesmere College Work Day. May.28-Open day at Ellesmere College. Jun.6-High tea at Leeston Library. Jun.6-Southbridge Bowling Club Euchre Nights starting. Jun.8-Leeston Bowling Club AGM. Jun.8-Dunsandel Bowling Club AGM.

36 Sir William Pickering Dr Burnside, Christchurch Contact Peter Quinn or Brian Palliser at our Christchurch Office on


Serving the Ellesmere district for over 50 years

club would not be the success it is if it wasn’t for the senior community members being behind it and coming along. She also has a great saying that team means

together each achieve more. basis with the oldest being 93. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the community room next to the Leeston library. With a small charge of $6:00 this is certainly great value. Ann Catto who heads this team states that the Photo left is the volunteers after the presentation. Photo right the original team from left to right: June Barton, Kaye Nish, Ann Catto, Noeline Bowis and Diana Chesmar.

The day club has proved its worth for several older people who were red zoned in Christchurch and sought refuge out in the Selwyn

district. They have found a valued connection within the day club and have formed strong and enduring friendships. The Mayor, Kelvin Coe, was on hand at this week’s celebrations to present Ann and the team with bouquets of flowers and acknowledge the hard work that these ladies do and their contribution they make to this community.


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Sunday 25th May 9.30am Leeston - Eucharist and Children’s activity Noon St Mary’s Irwell - Worship followed by shared lunch

Station Street. Leeston Extream Kidz & TFC (Teens for Christ) every Sunday at 10:00am

Sunday 1st June 9.30am Leeston - Eucharist and children’s activity 7.00pm St Luke’s Brookside - Evening worship Priest in Charge - Revd. Jim McKenna, 356 3473 Bishop’s Warden: Kathryn Millar, phone 324 2511 Parish Telephone 324 3801

Sunday, 25th May 10.00am Family Worship with café open after service. Sunday, 1st June 10.00am Family Worship with café open after service. Senior Pastors, Wayne & Nicky Watson Church Office, phone 3243-697 CATHOLIC CHURCH

St John the Evangelist, Leeston & St Patrick’s, Lincoln Leeston Mass will be celebrated in the St John Ambulance Rooms, Cnr High & Gallipoli Street Sunday, 10:00am - Thursday, 5:30pm Lincoln Sunday Mass will be celebrated at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Lincoln at 8:30am Weekday Masses : 9:00am Parish Centre Parish Priest, Fr. Frank Kelly 3252-770 Parish Chairperson, Anna Carter 3243-206


Why were Messiah’s teachings Hebraic? Understanding the scriptures Hebraically. Meet Shabbat (Sat.) 1:30 Irwell Hall

LEESTON ST JOHN AMBULANCE CALL-OUTS 4th May - 17th May = 14 days 15 19 2 36




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Friday Night Youth Every Friday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Meeting at The Station, Station St, Leeston

Discussion & games with focus on themes and topics important or relevant to youth. Enquiries contact Rachel at Matt Hooper 021 196 4008


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LEESTON UNDER 8.5 TAKE OUT 7’S TOURNAMENT A very inexperienced under 8.5 team represented the Leeston RFC at the Ellesmere JAB 7’s Tournament this year, and performed well beyond their experience. The Tournament this year was held very early in the season and therefore the majority of the team had played 2 games or less in tackle grades. However, the inexperience helped the kids with the lack of expectation and pressure allowing the kids to just go and have fun, and have fun they did! The mixture of the team played well together, with the big boys up front controlling the games and providing ample possession on the front foot for the speedsters out wider to score some blistering tries and at the same time proving hard to stop themselves. The most pleasing aspect was the never lay down approach the boys took to defence with numerous try saving tackles to keep them in the games. The final, as all finals should be, proved to be a thriller. It was a come from behind win and the final and deciding try being scored on the hooter, with a desperate try scored out wide whilst dragging the defender over the line. Well done boys, you have a big future ahead of you!!

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NEW BUSINESS NOW OPEN Embellish Beauty is now open for business. Ella Reekie has just opened her beauty therapy business in the very much changed Country Mall building opposite the Challenge garage. She offers waxing, tinting, facials, massage, nails, make-up, spray tanning. Her premises have undergone an amazing metamorphosis from a large drafty space to a beautiful, tastefully decorated environment. Ella’s hours are: Tuesday 10am to 7pm, Wednesday 9am to 6pm, Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Appointments can be made by phoning 324 4241 or 027 725 7452.

LEESTON CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL REINVENTS THE WHEEL At the end of term 1 the junior syndicate of Leeston Consolidated School joined together to build some billy carts as a culmination of their Wheels unit. Some senior boys from Ellesmere College came and helped us which was great. In the evening the PTA ran a very successful evening of billy cart races.

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CALLING ALL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CHEFS!!! · MAGGI Kitchen Showdown entries for 2014 are now open, and close 4 July 2014 · Teams must consist of four students from year 7 and/or year 8 · To register or for information visit, .nz Now in its fifth year, the MAGGI Kitchen Showdown is back and the call is out to all intermediate students across the country to register a team of four and get in the kitchen to start cooking up a storm. The intermediate school cooking competition provides an excellent opportunity for budding chefs to shine in the kitchen and learn all about cooking delicious, nutritious and affordable meals. The regional finals (Upper North Island, Lower North Island and South Island) and national final will be screening on the brand new The 4.30 Show on TV2 later this year, giving kids the opportunity to become celebrity chefs for a day. Richard Brogan from the MAGGI Kitchen and competition judge says the competition is a really

fun way to get the next generation of home cooks in the kitchen and interested in cooking. “Every year gets harder and harder to judge. The standard of cooking talent is amazing and kids come up with more creative meals and ways of cooking. I’m really excited to see what meal creations the teams come up with this year!” says Richard. Last year, the Upper North Island team from Springbank School in Kerikeri took out the top prize of $5,000 for their school, with Plimmerton School from Wellington and Outram School in Otago taking up the runner-up spots and winning their schools $1,000 respectively. Each team must create their very own recipe, with a few key requirements. The meal must: - be a main course meal and be able to serve a family of 4 people (2 adults+2 children). - cost a maximum of $20 t o m a k e . - include the use of one MAGGI product. - be able to be made and plated up in 50mins (but not quicker than 40mins).


The photo above is by local artist Phillipa Gibson. "Fire, Flowers and Fields" is the title of the next exciting exhibition at the Down By The Liffey Gallery in Lincoln. which opens to the public from Wednesday 14th May. This very colourful exhibition features some exquisite work by watercolour artist Philippa Gibson whose speciality is painting flowers. Impressionist painter Anna Pickersgill-Brown draws her inspiration from all aspects of life as depicted in






her colourful abstract paintings. Local artists Lois Schaap and Helen Wade further complement this exhibition with a selection of their unique pottery and earthenware. The Down By The Liffey Gallery is open Wed to Sun from 10 am to 4 pm with this exhibition running until 8th June. A great place to see the wealth of artistic talent in our district.

Last year’s winner of the Enviro Ellesmere Responsible Business Awards (RBA) believes teamwork is the key to success. Owner of the Leeston Pharmacy Lynne Dunlop says “The staff use recycled materials to create window displays and hand on materials that can be used elsewhere in the community.

Our customers return their medicine bottles for refill of their own medicines and our suppliers ensure that their products and packaging are environmentally friendly”. Businesses complete a survey and assessment before being presented with a bronze, silver, gold or platinum award. The overall winner receives the Enviro Ellesmere Trophy, which was gifted by Ravensdown Ltd. The RBA are held in Lincoln, Tai Tapu, Prebbleton, Rolleston and Ellesmere (Leeston, Southbridge, Doyleston and Dunsandel). The awards are supported by the Selwyn District Council and local donations. Lincoln Envirotown, who organises the Awards, is looking for an assessor for the Ellesmere area (Leeston, Southbridge, Doyleston and Dunsandel). The position is a part time, short term contract that runs from mid June until early November. For more information about the awards or if you are interested in being an assessor for one of the areas contact Sue on 329 5858 or nzor check out the web site: www.lincolnenvirotown.

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WHAT’S IN THE QUEEN’S HAND BAG??? WHAT’S HAPPENING AT LEESTON LIBRARY? We’re celebrating Queen’s birthday weekend with some right royal competitions. Come along to the library and place a guess on what’s in the Queen’s handbag during May and June to go into the draw to win a royal gift basket. In honour of the Queen we are also holding a cake baking competition. To enter, make and decorate your cake and bring it into the library on Friday 6th June by 9am. The judging will be followed by High Tea from 10am. So dust off your tiara and finery and bring a gold coin to join us. The best cake entry wins a prize to put to use on your kitchen. Sign up to enter your cake at the Library.

“Life is not a matter of counting the years, it’s a matter of making the years count“Anon


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Jack Pearcy receiving the donation on behalf of St John from Janice, Brenda and Rose representing the Leeston Marketeers.

We’ve certainly had a mixed bag over the past few weeks weather wise. One day it’s t-shirt and shorts, the next our first frost and amidst it all so much rain that the ground just can’t dry out. Through it all, you’ll still find the Leeston Marketeers on High Street on the first and third Saturday of every month. The Leeston Market is a community farmers’ and craft market and we endeavour to support our community and give back however we can. In that spirit it was our very great pleasure to be able to make our first donation of $500 to our local St John. The Leeston Market Chairperson, Janice Speirs, presented the cheque to Jack Pearcy, the retiring Chairman of St John Ellesmere. The new Chairman, taking over at the end of July will

be John Sunckell. St John, as a charity, is always in need of community support and at $20K to upgrade each ambulance it’s easy to see why, and that is just one area of need. To save lives and be there for us, we need to support St John. Every donation is of value, both large and small. It’s easy to help, by joining the St John Supporter Scheme, not only do you help your own family but you are helping our community family as well. Just $65 can join your entire family for a year. That’s less than the cost of a third of a cup of coffee a week. As a supporter, your donation is kept locally but the service of St John is available to you anywhere in New Zealand that you require it. There is no need to wait.

The Leeston Marketeers challenge families and businesses in Ellesmere to become St John Supporters. Help us to save lives! It’s time to GIVE BACK - A new addition to the Leeston Market are the ladies from St David’s Cooperating Church with good pre-loved clothing. This is a fundraiser for World Mission projects which allows the Church community to give back. So before you go to the department stores and lighten your wallet, there are bargains to be had at the Leeston Market, and you will be helping others at the same time. If you have any good clothing that you don’t need any more, donations are gratefully received. Our upcoming markets are June the 7th and then the Winter Solstice Market on June 21st. Some ‘happy shopper’ will receive a surprise gift so make sure

you are at the Leeston Market. That lucky person could just be you. We have space over the upcoming months for more stall holders. If you are fundraising, please contact us. It would be great to have a sausage sizzle or hot soup for those chillier mornings. Email us atleeston.farmersmarket@g and LIKE us at leestonmarket. See you at our next Leeston Market on 7th June ~ Whatever the weather! Brenda Franz 03 3242 595

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Thieves vandalize Osborne Park Earlier this year the volunteer committee purchased and planted over $300 worth of plants to beautify the BMX track.


But unfortunately a person or persons have decided that they were theirs for the taking‌.. Leaving only half a dozen tussocks left!!! If you know or have seen anything suspicious please notify our local police.

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Me Kōrero Mo Te Hauora Hinengaro (Let’s talk about mental health), Brigette Gorman How good are you at taking care of yourself? What gets in the way of looking after your physical health (i.e., exercise, nutrition, relaxation) and ultimately your mental health? Are you stressed out, sad, anxious, or angry? Are you drinking too much or smoking or engaging in other self-destructive behaviour? The types of answers I get to these questions are: But I am too busy looking after everyone else to take time for myself. I am too tired. I don’t have enough time. I don’t care. I don’t matter. I will start next week, next month, next year. But I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I had the time. I need that drink to escape, avoid, cope with ..... To quote (or misquote) a phrase from one of my favourite television shows “Offspring,” “You are obligated to take care of yourself to those who love and care about you”. In other words, even if you care little about your own health, think of making the right behavioural choices so that you can stick around long enough for the people who love and need you. It is your responsibility and not the responsibility of others to make the right kinds of choices. This applies to taking care of your physical health, which directly impacts your mental health to ensure the best quality of life. Your loved ones deserve the best possible you and so do you! We all mess up from time to time, it is more important to keep working towards physical and mental wellness. Forgive yourself and start again. An analogy I often use with parents in relation to self-care is “if you were on an aeroplane with your children and the emergency lights came on and oxygen masks dropped down, what would you do first? Put the mask on yourself or your children? Many parents answer that they would put that the masks on their children first but this is incorrect. If you were to try to do

this you would probably pass out from lack of oxygen and be no good to anyone. So the correct answer is to first put your own mask on and then tend to your children so that you can be of use to them. This scenario is analogous to parenting in that in order to be the best parent that you can be for your children you need to be taking care of yourself. Okay you say “that is all well and good but I don’t have time...” and to this comment I would tackle this problem with some time management. Make a diary of your week and a list of all of your commitments. How are you spending your time? What time do you have free? If you have little time free then you may need to ask for some help from a family member or friend to complete your tasks or to help with childcare. You may need some assertiveness skills to say “no” to some requests. What takes up the most time in your week? Is there an easier way or more efficient way to complete these tasks? Can others help you? Conduct a survey, what do other people do to find time to look after themselves? In order to find the time to engage in self-care activities you may need to do some time management and some problemsolving. Problem solving involves, firstly reframing the problem into a format that facilitates the generation of solutions. Sometimes reframing the problem reveals several problems which need to be dealt with one by one. For example, “How can I cut down meal preparation times to give me more time to myself...?”or “How can I fit exercise into my day with work and travel time”. The second step in problemsolving is to brainstorm and generate solutions. In order to help with creativity, don’t evaluate the solutions at this stage, just write

down anything that comes to mind, no matter how silly it may seem because this opens up ideas to other creative solutions. Step three is to consider the short and long term advantages and disadvantages to each solution. The fourth step involves choosing a solution and planning to implement it. The fifth step is to evaluate how it went and if it didn’t go well, go back to the initial list of solutions and choose another to try. In summary, when people tell me that they do not have enough time to take care of themselves, I rarely accept this explanation. I would work with them to find time because this is an essential step in self-care. We might also consider what we need to be doing more and less of. In terms of physical health, this might mean that we are not exercising enough, we are avoiding important medical checkups, we are not eating nutritional and balanced meals, we are drinking too much alcohol, we are drinking too many stimulant drinks (e.g., coffee, tea, “energy drinks”) and smoking. Some of these problems may require professional help to get on top of and I would recommend that you approach your GP to discuss options for professional help for quitting smoking, addressing problems with alcohol and generally to get a health check up before engaging in any exercise programme. We are also very fortunate in Leeston to have the wonderful Physiotherapists here to help with designing an appropriate physical exercise programme. In terms of drinking too much, unfortunately I think that our culture normalises overdrinking. Overdrinking has many physical and mental health implications. In case you are unclear about the health recommendations for alcohol consumption then the ALAC guidelines (http://HYPERLINK "http://" psknsdp) recommend a maximum of two standard drinks per day for women and three standard drinks per day for men as well as at least two alcohol free days per week. I have seen reports in the media that suggest that women should drink only one standard drink per day and men two. It is also important to be honest with yourself about the size of your glasses. I have many clients report that they drink “two glasses” of wine per day and upon further questioning about the amount of wine left in the bottle, that really they have drunken half a bottle of wine which may fit into two large glasses but is essentially 4-5 standard drinks. If you are regularly drinking more than the recommended amount then it is likely to be having an impact on your physical health ( and very likely your mental health ( Drinking too much can negatively influence your sleep (http://, your mood causing depressive and anxiety symptoms and irritability and on your energy levels and motivation. Over the longer term it can cause cognitive problems, problems with mental clarity and memory. If you are having problems with moderating alcohol consumption then it is also important to consider “why” you drink. What is the function of this behaviour? If it is to avoid or escape particular feelings then there are more helpful and functional methods for dealing with distress. To develop these strategies, you may need professional guidance. If you are drinking to de-stress, then again you may want to adopt some other strategies which are better for your overall health, less expensive and more functional. For instance, relaxation strategies ( and strategies to reduce your overall physiological arousal such as exercise help with stress manage-


ment. If some of your poor choices are due to habit then you may need help in either breaking or developing a new habit. I often recommend the 30 day challenge (http:// to people which involves doing something (or not doing something) every day for 30 days. For example, if you want to make eating fruit a habit you might commit to eating 2 pieces of fruit (or whatever your goal is) everyday for 30 days. If you miss a day, that is okay, you just have to make up for it the following day and eat 4 pieces of fruit. While I have been discussing the importance of making time and making good behavioural choices it is also really important to emphasise the importance of engaging in regular events/activities that give you a sense of pleasure and a sense of purpose. Pleasant event scheduling is an excellent treatment for depression ( kb75y3j) and in general is important for enjoying and surviving one’s life. If you are regularly engaging in pleasurable and achievement orientated activities you are probably going to be happier and be the best version of you to be there for others. I also often ask people to imagine that they are they have been given a week to live and on their deathbed, what would they regret not having done in their lives. Usually people do not say “I wish I had worked more”. Let this idea/image guide you in making positive changes and including rewarding activities into your daily life. I have said a lot but there is so much to say about self-care. I hope that from this article you take away the idea that self-care is fundamentally important but takes hard work, time, planning, assertiveness, good choices and honesty. Give yourself permission to take care of yourself and enjoy your life. After all, none of us want to die with regrets about how we spent our time here.


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SOUTHBRIDGE RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB CLUB DAY 2014 The Southbridge Rugby Club is looking forward to holding their club day this Saturday the 24th of May and this year it is also a special weekend for the club with the 20th Anniversary of the Southbridge Eels Golden Oldies. The Anniversary Celebrations kick off on the Friday night from 5pm in the Clubrooms and run throughout the whole weekend so no doubt this will be an action packed weekend for all those attending and great to have this coincide with our club day. Club days are a really special rugby day for all club members as it is the only time during the season when all teams get to play at home together and for young and old these days are very important for all clubs. We will have 11 teams playing at home on club day from our Rippa Rugby Grades (U7) right through to our 2 Senior sides Div 1 & Div 2 and then of course our Golden Oldies playing on the Sunday, not a bad effort from a small country town the size of Southbridge. But with great support from

around the wider community as well, to be able to field a Div 1 & Div 2 side from a club our size is pretty special and with the continued growth in our JAB numbers our club is looking in pretty good shape. Off the field as well our club membership has grown hugely in the last 2 to 3 years as people are finding the SRFC a great place to catch up and also watch some very entertaining rugby being played at the club. So come along on club day and watch some great rugby being played from U7 through to Senior. The Division 1 game kicks off at 2.45pm and is shaping up to be a huge battle with Southbridge playing Methven. Both teams are sitting at the top of the table so this should be a fascinating game, but get there early and watch the clubs future stars in action as well. You just never know who could be about on the day. BLUE & WHITE PRIDE SINCE 1876

SELWYN BURT TQ CLASSIC Jeremy Webb rounded out the Ellesmere season in a convincing style to take out the Selwyn Burt TQ Classic. This title, while started when Selwyn was still a member of the club, is now run as a very much favoured memorial meeting in his honour for the contributions he made to Ellesmere and speedway in general. Webb finished third in the first heat then completed the next two from the third back grid and from the back of the field as the finishing order was reversed for each heat. He won both these heats while the battle for the minor places raged between the Bailey brothers Scot and Lyndsay and Liam McCoulbrey. Scott had a poor second heat while Lyndsay finished near the front of the field both times. McCoulbrey had to contend with Glen Milroy in the #36 car who became a bit of a spoiler with some excellent racing. L Bailey and McCoulbrey were left tied on points. A four lap run off was very even with both commanding some of the front running until McCoulbrey lost it on the end of the third lap. Webb, Lyndsay Bailey from McCoulbrey filled the podium this year.

Once again Ellesmere continued with the gridded up restarts throughout the meeting. It was a real pleasure to see how a stymied race can come back to life with the fields closed up as opposed to the old Indian file restart, where anybody mid or rear of the field is really eliminated from the running. Some excellent support racing was witnessed with the midgets on show. Nelson’s Neville Basalaj had a short meeting as his power unit cried foul with a puff or two of smoke, while Graham Sharp was involved with a spectacular crash ending in the front straight. Gary Chadwick had the Honda flying and was very lucky not to join Sharpie on the trailer when clipping the Armco railing. It was a fantastic save. The running of the wingless modified sprints of Tom Lumsden and Ben Gilmore made the class interesting and it was Scott Millar who had his hands full with everyone keeping each other honest. This is the way to go with smaller fields and perhaps Ellesmere is the only place where these things appear to be possible without any friction.

¼ midgets saw Jack Low in his new car edge out Ben Morgan and Tyler Warnock while Sam Begbie had a good final race. Production’s Roy Harrison was the man to beat here while Brian Humm made good his return to the 6 cylinder sprint class with his main opposition coming from Robbie Stubbs and Rusty Liddell. Jason Fletcher had the best of Rodney McWhirter with Logan Tomlin timing in the stock car class. It was good to see a mixture of stocks at Ellesmere. A big field of MX bikes entertained again with two divisions. In division one it was Dean Baird, Jason and Nick Korstanje, Brendan Wilson and Scot Meadows who regularly appeared at the front of the fields. In the second group two that will be heading up shortly in the names of Stacey and James were front runners. Josh Brown was pushing hard as was the second rider sharing the #249 Feary bike. This was good way to end the season as Ellesmere takes a break until the 14th of September.


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ELLESMERE SMALLBORE RIFLE SHOOTING ASSOCIATION RESULTS Round two of the Ellesmere Smallbore Rifle shooting season was held at the Dunsandel range on Tuesday the 6th of May. In the Number one competition, Dunsandel contin-

ues to set the pace, with two wins in the first two rounds of the competition. In the number two competition Leeston and Dunsandel have one win a piece, from the first two rounds.

Results. Number 1 Competition Dunsandel 1 R Gardiner T Thomson B Sheat W Gardiner Handicap Total


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Round three of the Smallbore shooting season was held at the Leeston range on Tuesday the 13th May. This was the first double card round for the year: this is where the shooters have to complete two cards, one

Leeston 1 B Tubb G Clausen J McCartin A Miln Handicap Total

A 98.3 A 98.7 B 93.2 B 95.5 12 396.17

after the other in 22 minutes or less. The first two 100s for the season were shot by Bruce Sheat 100.4 and Grant Clausen, also with 100.4.

The top shooter for the night was Mrs Alex Woolley with 99.5 followed closely by Bruce Sheat with 99.4 The Top Team Competition was won by Dunsandel with a score of 293.9 followed by Southbridge with 289.10 and Leeston 287.11. Southbridge 1 B Greenwood A Woolley G Allan G Steans

A 98.3 B 99.5 A 96.2 B 91.3

Handicap 12 Total 388.16 Emg N Greenwood B 95.5 G Franklin D 87 This week in the Top Team Dunsandel with a score of 584.25 beat Leeston 578.26 and in third place was Southbridge with a score of 576.21.

Results Number 1 Competition Dunsandel 1 W Gardiner T Thomson B Sheat EGardiner Handicap Total

B 196.10 A 193.6 M 196.10 A 196.5 13 794.31

Leeston 1 G Clausen B Tubb J McCartin A Miln Handicap Total

A 196.10 A 194.10 B 188.6 B 195.7 19 792.33

Southbridge 1 G Allan A Woolley N Greenwood B Greenwood Handicap Total Emg G Steans G Franklin


195.8 192.4 194.8 192.7 19 792.27

Number 2 Competition Dunsandel 2 E Gardiner L Pettigrew C Gardiner Handicap Total Emg A Gluyas T Thomas


Leeston 2 R Tubb B K Madden C A Abu-Ashya D

94.3 91.1 97.4

Handicap Total

13 295.8

190.4 183.1 195.7

Leeston 2 R Tubb B K Madden C A Abu-Ashya D

186.4 184.3 180.6

24 592.12

Handicap Total

31 581.13

97.4 95.3 95.4 9 296.11

D 94.2 B 95.2

Club Contacts Dunsandel; Rex Gardiner 3254009 Leeston; Bob Tubb 3243766 Southbridge; Geoff Allan 3242022 Results Number 2 Competition Dunsandel 2 C Gardiner A Gluyas R Gardiner Handicap Total Emg L Pettigrew

B 189.6 D 165.1

The Shed Good used clothing. Behind the Co-operating church, St David’s, Leeston. (Fund raising for World Mission projects) Open Wed/Thurs 10am -12md

Lots of good quality Baby clothes on special


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ELLESMERE GOLF RESULTS 19th April 2014 Ladies (points on par 3 & 5’s): 1. J Allen, 19. 2. A Chapman, 12. Senior Men (stableford): 1. R Anderson, 81.10.71 37 points. 2. C Doak, 36. 3. M Ferris, 35. 4. R Chapman, 33 ocb. Intermediate Men (stableford): 1. I Niles, 91.20.71 - 37 points. 2. B Osborne, 36. 3. J Houston, 35. 4. A Chapman, 33ocb. Nearest the Pin: #14 G Milne. #2. T Rolleston. Twos: #2. R Anderson. #11. N Chamberlain, B de Lore. #11. D Morrish, G Milne. Nett Eagle Jackpot: R Taiaroa. 25th April 2014 Ladies (stableford): 1. N Groundwater, 35. Men (stableford): 1. C Doak, 80.10.70 - 38 points ocb. 2. I Niles, 38 ocb. 3. D Joyce, 38 ocb.

Men (Odds and Sods): 1. B McDonald and K Gwatkin, 40 ocb. 2. J Baylis and B Winchester, 40. 3. A Miller and N Lowery, 38 ocb. 4. M Steed and R Chapman, 38. Nearest the pin: #14. N Chamberlain. #2. P Bailey. Twos: #2. P Bailey, M Doak. #9. T Simkin. #11. J Harkerss, B Bampton. #14. S Chamberlain. 3rd May 2014 Past Presidents Day and Club Tournament Past Presidents Trophy: R Gilbert, 42 pts. Ladies:

Lowest Gross; J Pangborn, 85.

Best Stableford;

1. H Templeton, 36. 2. A Chapman, 33. 3. J Harkerss, 32 ocb. 4. N Harrison, 32. Senior Men:

Lowest Gross; B Harkerss, 74.

Best Stableford;

1. D Joyce, 42. 2. R Beldham, 39. 3. G Barr, 37. 4. D O’Keefe, 35. Junior Men:

Lowest Gross; J Baylis, 82.

Best Stableford;

1. R Gilbert, 42. 2. A Chapman, 41. 3. H Leman, 39. 4. W Maw, 38 ocb. Nearest the pin: #14 (Roo Beldham prize) S Whelan, #2 B de Lore. #9 A Chapman. #11 R Beldham. Twos: #9. G Milne. #11 J Harkerss, S Whelan. #14. G Milne, N Lowery. 10th May 2014 Ladies: Par Match;

1. H Templeton, AS. 2. J Harkerss,-1. 3. L Chambers, -2. Senior Men: Stable-

ford, blue tee;

1. A Chapman, 40 pts. 2. P Bailey, 38 ocb. 3. D O’Keefe, 38. 4. B Harkerss, 37 ocb. Intermediate Men:

25+. 1. P Grenside, 99-2574. 2. S Mugford, 106-30-76. 3. A Chapman, 104-27-77. Lorna Smith Trophy: P Grenside Nearest the Pin: M Jones. Two’s: N Groundwater.

Stableford, blue tee;

May 13th HPMT & Putting: 1, M Lowery, 102-27-75. 2. S Mugford, 105-29-76, 3. P Grenside, 103-25-78. 4. S Whelan, 96-17-79.

Nearest the pin: #2. C Doak. #4. P Bailey. #9. G McGill. #11. G Milne. #14. G Franklin, R Beldham, R Chapman.

Putting: 1. W Grant, 28 ocb. 2. P Grenside. 3. S Whelan, 29.

1. P Ward, 39 pts. 2. D Morrish, 35 ocb. 3. G Houston, 35 ocb. 4. W Joyce, 33ocb.

Nett Eagle Jackpot: A Chapman. May 6th 2014 Lorna Smith Trophy 0-24. 1. L Chambers, 9722-75. 2. H Templeton, 9618-78. 3. S Whelan, 98-1781.

Photo left: Tracey and Riki Rolleston after receiving the Moorhead Cup for 2014.

May 6th 9 Hole Sue Bunt Medal: 1, K Winter, Nett 38 ocb. 2. M Carrodus. 3. J Syme, Nett 36. Nearest the Pin: J Patterson. Twos: M Carrodus. May 13th 0-20: 1. K Winter. 2. M McPherson. 21-28: 1. A Harvey. 2. D Brooks. Nearest the Pin: K Winter.

Moorhead Cup: 1. R & T Rolleston, 68 points. 2. J & B Harkerss, 67. 3. S & W Whelan, 66. Nearest the pin: #9. B Harkerss. #11. B Bampton. 26th April 2014 Ladies (stroke) 1. J Pangborn, 78.10.68. 2. J Harkerss, 73. 3. N Harrison, 74 ocb.

PALMER’S TRANSPORT LIMITED Serving the farming industry since 1962

FOR ALL YOUR TRANSPORT NEEDS Ph: 03) 324 2556 Fax: 03) 324 2474 Wilson Street, Southbridge 7602

Thursday 22nd May, 2014




Dunsandel Childcare & Preschool Early Childhood Relievers Needed

Property | Family |Wills Trusts |Estates |EPAs |Rural Business |Traffic |Employment Wednesdays 10:30am - 12 noon At The Station 3 Station St, Leeston ( except in the holidays) $2/family, 1st session free

Leeston (03) 324 3033 Hornby (03) 349 4708

Office Hours Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm

Are you interested in working with young children ? We seek qualified and unqualified experienced early childhood teachers and carers for casual relieving work. Our centre is open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, so there are opportunities for a variety of hours, part and full time, predominantly covering teacher absences, study and leave. We offer a team environment that empowers teachers and a working environment that reflects the family orientated rural community it serves. If you are interested. Please send your CV or letter explaining your experience with young children and any training completed to Lisa Taiaroa, P O Box 114, Dunsandel, Canterbury. Alternatively, you can email Lisa at

New Members Welcome!

Poppita’s Pasta?



Leeston Bowling and Tennis Club Inc. Bowls Section Annual General Meeting and Trophy Presentations Sunday 8th June at 1.00 p.m. in the Club rooms, High Street, Leeston. AGM followed by afternoon tea and trophy presentations All welcome. Dunsandel Bowling Club AGM Sunday 8th June 10am Shared morning tea at the clubrooms Any queries please contact Carmel Tyson 03) 303 5033

We are now also serving pizza and pasta Friday lunchtime from 11:30am starting in June. Thursday and Sunday 5-8pm Friday 11:30am-8:30pm Saturday 5-8:30pm Dine in or take away, BYO 87 High Street, Leeston Ph: (03) 4239161


Please note this will be held at Osborne Park Hall on the 22nd May starting at 7.30 p.m. Please ensure that you have renewed your membership so you can have voting rights. A good attendance would be appreciated and your input as to have your say on the running of the Club for the next year.

Yes that is correct! Poppita’s will be serving delicious fresh pasta as well as their famous pizzas starting in June.

PART-TIME MAINTENANCE PERSON Oakleys Premium Fresh Vegetables are looking for a parttime person to take care of basic maintenance of tractors and other farming equipment on their farm at Southbridge. It would be an advantage if the person could carry out some repair work on equipment including welding. There is also a requirement to keep service records. We would estimate that this role would require between 15 – 20 hours of work per week. Due to the seasonal nature of the vegetable growing, there will be some need for flexibility with hours. Applicant should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit. Please send your application and CV including references to or post it to Oakleys Premium Fresh Vegetables Limited, PO Box 4, Southbridge 7642

Employment Opportunity We are looking for assessors for the Lincoln Envirotown Trust Responsible Business Award scheme in the Leeston/ Southbridge/Dunsandel areas to start in June. This scheme, which encourages and supports local businesses to become more environmentally sustainable, is supported by the SDC.

Cow track lime supply & lay  Farm Tracks & driveways On-site crushing of shingle Supply & installation of irrigation pipe All shingle supplies Truck & trailer hire Grader & digger work Direct drilling Roller drilling

R.D. 2, Leeston. Ph. 027 534 9161

These will be part time contract positions to undertake the distribution of the environmental survey to businesses, site visits, assessments and to organise the presentation evening. The assessors need to be well organised, self motivated, have good computer, people, oral and written language skills, as well as a good knowledge of environmental sustainability issues and practices. Training will be provided. Deadline for applications 26th May. Expressions of interest or inquiries to Sue 329 5858,


Thursday 22nd May, 2014




ALTERATIONS, clothing repairs, trousers, hems etc. Little Boutique, Leeston. Ph. Christine 027 228 7641. CLASSIQUE Free standing stove. White. Brand new. Was $799 now only $700 at Leeston Hammer Hardware. Ph 324 3791 COMPLETE tilter garage doors for Skyline garage x 2. Offers. Ph Bernie 324 4100 DISC brakes - we can machine your discs on or off the car. Also 4WDs. Jacks Service Service C e n t r e (2011) Ltd, ph. 3243-903. ELLESMERE College navy skirts made-to-measure, at Little Boutique, ph. Christine 027 228 7641. ELLESMERE Tie at $10 & navy jersey (42”) at $50 Exc. Cond. Ph365 9599 ELLESMERE College uniforms available at Little Boutique, ph. Christine 027 228 7641. GIB BOARD - All sizes avail able at Leeston Hammer Hardware. Ph 324 3559

SOUTHBRIDGE BOWLING CLUB INC EUCHRE CARD NIGHTS START FRIDAY 6TH JUNE 7pm at Club rooms $5 per person Supper provided Proceeds towards club improvements

HYDRAULINK - We fix while you wait -Great range of stock available. Cochranes Ph 324 3791. PUMPKINS from a $1.50 & GARLIC - this seasons. Giant & Printa nor. $20 per kg. Ph 324 3975. RAILWAY sleepers only $45 each at Leeston Hammer Hardware. Ph 324 3559 TIMBER - full range - great prices at Leeston Hammer Hardware 324 3559 RAWLEIGHS products available Ph Alison 324 3371. SKORTS made to measure at Little Boutique, High St, Leeston. Ph. Christine 027 228 7641. TYRES - For all your complete tyre needs, see us at Baylis Bros. Bridgestone (Lsn). WONDERFILLED Cakes dreamed up just for you. Kathryn Sutherland 0274 516 550, ph. 3243-497.


“I’LL DO THE HOUSEWORK” Phone Joanne 0274208134 References are available


BRANNIGAN Keith Lawrence Lorna and family sincerely thank everyone for the beautiful cards, messages, flowers, baking, visits and all the kind words of comfort received at the time of Keith’s death. We appreciate your attendance at Keith’s funeral and thank those who donated to St John Ellesmere.



Confidential service to help through a difficult time Redundancy, family situation or employment issues Jenni Gibson Ph: 324 8332 Mobile: 021 723 089



One bedroom farm cottage in Sedgemere. Suit working couple. Ph 324 2929

Waterblaster, Steam cleaner, Carpet-cleaner.

Baylis Bros (Lsn) Ltd, ph. 3243-629. CHILLER TRAILER

$40 per day

Phone 3242-642


DRY FIREWOOD AVAILABLE Oregon and Macrocarpa Log-burner Mix Old Man Pine Blue Gum Phone 329 7066 or 027 224 3301

Can deliver 9 cu.m at one time Dry, split Bluegum, Old Man Pine 50/50 mix 6cu.m $475 delivered Ph 022 6476 783 CAR FOR SALE

GREAT FAMILY CAR FOR SALE Nissan Liberty 2003. Automatic - 7 seater. 2000cc - Fuel efficient . Genuine reason for sale. Phone Bernie 324 4100 or 0226017701

DRY FIREWOOD FOR SALE Split Blue gum - $290 per 3.6 cu.m and delivered to Leeston. Dry/Split Mixture of Willow, Poplar, Bluegum, Pine - $190 per 3.6cu.m and delivered to Leeston. 6 X 4 Trailer with crate (peoples own) Split Blue Gum - $200 Contact Noel Dalley 329 1877


WANTED Someone to assist with the care & training of Standardbreds. Must be an experienced horse person Part-time (mornings) Lakeside (Leeston) For more info Please phone Paul 324 2227 - 021 677 073

The Ellesmere Echo Ph. 741 2206 - Fax. 741 2207 Email. THE ELLESMERE ECHO DEADLINE AND PUBLICATION DATES FOR 2014 ISSUE DEADLINE DATE PUBLICATION DATE 01 1st May 8th May 02 16th May 22nd May 03 30th May 5th June 04 13th June 19th June 05 27th June 3rd July 06 11th July 17th July 07 25th July 31st July 08 8th Aug. 14th Aug.

Thursday 22nd May, 2014




For all your needs for:

For all your Glass and Glazing requirements Free Quotes Hamish Johnson, Qualified Glazier

Residential and Commercial Painting Concrete Crack Repair Systems Waterproofing and Roof Membranes Floor Coatings Plaster Cladding Systems

021-2340984, 324-3484

To discuss any of your requirements please contact us:



Southbridge Joinery & Design Ltd


.Residential & Commercial Joinery. .Kitchen design & build. .Timber double glazed windows/doors. .Stairs. .Bathroom/wardrobe solutions. Master Joiner - EQC accredited

“The purrfect holiday home for your feline friend” Ruth Cox Director/Owner TRUCK SPARE PARTS

CANTERBURY TRUCK SALES AND SPARES LTD  Used truck sales & spares 

 Deck fabrications  Farm Trailers  Engineering &

Mechanical Repairs

Ph. Sandro Dyer Ph. 03 3242 517 / 027 3654 727

ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME 32 Station Street, Leeston Phone 324 4494


027 202 6600

Dave Kerr


Tel: 03 329 1796 Mob: 021 115 0122


Johnsons Glass And Glazing

Canterbury Waterproofing Ltd

Stew or Nick, 324 2406 101 High Street, P.O. Box 1, Southbridge


746 Leeston Rd Springston


Ph. Rodney a/hs 3242-999

Weekends a Speciality


SELWYN PSYCHOLOGY 073 0398 Ph: Brigette on 0220730398

Tractor parts & service on-site or in workshop.






Need help? Phone Nick Coe




RAKAIA SQUASH CLUB Welcomes new members. 3 courts, modern facilities. Contact Ben 021 687 566

CONTACT Grant Clausen 027 221 5060 After hours (03) 324 3227

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HAIRCRAFT HAIR DESIGN 90 High Street Leeston





0277749091or 03) 324 2590





FABRICATION & WELDING Agricultural, transport, structural and general WAYNE WILSON - 021 2045 606


Tailored Trees Open Tuesday to Saturday. Late Nights, Tues & Thurs

TREE TOO BIG, NOT ENOUGH LIGHT, OR JUST UNTIDY? Contact: BRANDON 021 061 5397 or (03) 317 9587 QUALIFIED ARBORIST Hazardous Trees Form Pruning Crown Reductions Trimming Tree Removal Branch Chipping Stump Grinding

Specialising in the complete care and maintenance of all trees and offering professional appraisal and consultation.



Need spouting or downpipes replaced? CALL :-


HEDGES Hedge Trimming & Garden Maintenance   


 

Hedge Trimming Small Trees & Shrubs Topped, Shaped or Removed Trenching & Digging Buckets Garden Maintenance Wood Splitter for Hire

For professional service, peace of mind and a great deal! PAINT & PANEL BEATING

Contact - Streamline Spouting


For all your spouting and rainwater collection needs, we do continuous colour steel spouting with snow straps and downpipes.


We also undertake gutter-cleaning and repairs to other types of gutters.

Owner operator

Call us for free quotes on 021 875 462

Phone: (03) 325 4664 Mobile: 021-500-519 RUBBISH REMOVAL

ELLESMERE BINS To your door wkly, frtly, mthly or casuals. Also trailer hire & empty Phone Mark Luxton 3242-720 Or 0275 30 24 72

Phone 0800 50 1993 for a free quote.



PH 324 3203

WANT TO RIDE but haven’t a horse? Try riding with us. Ph. 324-3667 evenings.

Thursday 22nd May, 2014




JLB Painters Ltd No Job too Big, no Job too Small, no Job too Tough. Call us today for a FREE quote, suggestions and assistance on any job. From Land Clearing, Stump/Hedge Removal, Drainage, to a Stock Underpass and more!

Office: 03 324 3744 Greg: 0276 752 658 Harts Road, Lakeside RD3, Leeston

Interior / Exterior / Roofs Commercial / Residential For free, no-obligation quotes or advice call John on 022 092 2619 or 03 325 5022

IMPACT Painting & Decorating Fully-qualified tradesmen specialising in Commercial and Residential Properties Interior and Exterior Roofs Free quotes

Michael McAulay

(03) 3243-258; 027 244 8052


Matt Mitchell

(03) 3291 677 - 021 0267 8732 68 Watsons Road, RD 2, Leeston



HYDRAULIC Hydraulic Hose Repair

A. & S. MOTORS Ltd Southbridge 3242-515 A.H. 3242-029 FOOD BANK


ELECTRICIAN  Domestic  Commercial  New Builds  Refurbishments  Heat Pump Installations


Phone Leonie


68 Watsons Road R.D. 2, Leeston

On Board Ltd


• Residential & Rural Drainage • Excavation & Driveways • Effluent Disposal System Design LIFT SPECIALISTS

Mob. 027 432 5106, AH 3242-543 FUNERAL SERVICES

Plasterboard Stopping Interior Plastering New Housing & Alterations Additions & Repairs Skim Coating of Old Stippled Ceilings to Flat Residential & Commercial Friendly & Reliable Service

Bruce Barnett 027 577 8007 162 Drain Road, R.D. 3 Leeston 7683


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