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News Letter 13th October 2021

Dear Members and Friends,

Here is the latest news from the Club

Ashburton District Council have advised

1.  Monday 18 October to Sunday 24 October – closed between East Street and just east of the MSA western carpark entrance (traffic will be able to enter Havelock Street from Cass Street to access the MSA carpark and other associated businesses. Other carparks will need to be accessed via Burnett Street during this one-week period).

2.  Tuesday 26 October to Tuesday 2 November – closed between the MSA western carpark entrance and Cass Street (traffic will be able to enter Havelock Street from East Street to access MSA carparking and other associated businesses).

With the change of Level Two restrictions

Noble 600 opening hours are amended to

 Tuesday – Sunday   11 am- 2pm

Tuesday -Sunday   4pm-9pm


Friday Night Draw 15th October 2021 under Level Two Conditions

Raffles will recommence on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October.


Entertainment Under Level Two

Saturday 30th October 2021 at 7pm

Marsden Promotions Presents

A Tribute to Queen, Bee Gees & The Eagles

Tickets $25 are available from the Club Office or Ashburton Super Liquor

·        Please keep a safe distance from people you do not know

·        We encourage you to wear you mask when not eating or drinking

·        Please be seated when eating & drinking


Friday Night Draws

This Friday night sees our First Draw at $ 200.00with the

Second Draw now standing at $500.00      



While we remain at Alert Level Two, please note our revised hours as listed below.

Operating Hours

Super Liquor Ashburton Trading Hours

Monday and Sunday 11am – 6pm

Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 8pm

Friday and Saturday 11am to 9pm

Ashburton Club & MSA

Monday and Sunday 11am – 6pm

Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 8pm

Friday and Saturday 11am to 9pm

Noble 600

Tuesday – Sunday

 11am- 2pm

4pm – 9pm

Please help us protect You and support the Team with the following:

·         Mandatory use of QR Codes. All Customers entering the Ashburton Super Liquor, Ashburton Club and MSA and Noble 600 must sign in by using our QR Codes.

·         Face Coverings – All Customers facing employees must wear a face covering except when eating and drinking.

·         Employees to wear Face Coverings.

·         The 3 S’s Seated – Separated – and Served.

·          Gaming. Activities can resume under Alert Level 2 as long as it complies with Alert Level 2 requirements.


Sports Picks Week 5

It has been recommended the Sports Picks be reduced to 12 weeks 


·         Tai Chi will recommence after the school holidays on 19th October 2021

·         Pool activities are still suspended

·         Orchestra is cancelled for the 16th October 2021

·          Raffles will recommence on 15th and 16th October – Basketball


Oct 22 & 23 – Pool                 Nov 12 & 13  - G.O. Hockey               Dec 3 & 4     - Outdoor Bowls

 Oct 29 & 30 – Pool                Nov 19 & 20 – G.O. Hockey              Dec 10 & 11 – Outdoor Bowls

 Nov 5 & 6    -  Pool                 Nov 26 & 27 – G.O. Hockey              Dec 17 & 18 – Outdoor Bowls



·          Friday Draw will be held on 15th October 2021


·         Section Activities – As a result of changes to the Level Two restrictions, if your section can operate within the Level Two restrictions and the Club’s current operating hours, please call to arrange to re-start your activities.


·         Please remember to use the QR Code or sign in when you visit the Club


·         If you’re unwell stay home. If you have symptoms of cold or flu, call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested and if you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.


·         The Club Telephone system has been updated and is operational.

You will notice there is once again an Auto Attendant to direct your call to the required Department.

Thank you all for your continued support during these unprecedented times

This is very much appreciated by all the Staff and Management

Remember be kind to one another and stay safe

Warm Regards






Notice of special GENERAL meeting

Ashburton Club & MSA gives notice that a Special General Meeting will be held at Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211 Willis Street, Ashburton, on Monday, 1 November 2021 at 6 pm.

The business of the meeting will be to consider and, if thought fit, to pass the following motions:

1.                  Procedural Motion: “THAT, notwithstanding Rule 20 of the Club Constitution, Mr Mark von Dadelszen, Barrister, of Hastings, be appointed as the independent Chairperson of this Special General Meeting.”

2.                  Substantive Motion as notified in the request for the Special General Meeting:

The undersigned have no confidence in the Committee of the Ashburton Club & MSA due to recent management or mismanagement of the Club’s affairs.”

If the vote of no confidence is passed by the membership, the incumbent Committee would be dissolved.”

“An interim committee of 3 to 4 persons be elected from the meeting to Govern the Ashburton Club & MSA until new elections can be called for under the Club’s constitution.”


The wording of the substantive motion as set out above is worded exactly as received (although the three paragraphs were not divided into separate paragraphs in that request). Under the Rules, this is the only business that can be considered at the meeting (Club Rules 9(c) and 11(b)). To be passed, each resolution must be supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds of those financial Club members present at the meeting (Club Rule 9(c)). 


The Club President has received a request, signed by not less than 75 financial Club members, to call a Special General Meeting to address item 2 of the above business, which is available to view on the official Club notice board and on request from the Club General Manager. The President has therefore called a Special General Meeting under Club Rule 11(a). Fourteen clear days’ notice of the meeting must be given by advertisement and on the official Club notice board.

Due to a potential conflict of interest, having regard to the nature of the request to address item 2 of the above business, it would be inappropriate for the President, Vice-President, or any other Committee member to chair the meeting (as is normally required under Club Rule 20).

On the recommendation of the Club’s lawyers, it is therefore proposed that Mr Mark von Dadelszen, an experienced independent chairperson and lawyer and author of Members’ Meetings and Law of Societies (both in their 3rd Editions), be appointed to chair the meeting. Members will be asked to vote on that motion first at the meeting.


No Club member shall be allowed to vote by proxy at the Special General Meeting (Club Rule 9(a)).

By order of the Club President    

Gary Fransen

13 October 2021



Remember we are the only locally owned bottlestore north of the river and have the best stocked bottlestore in town for all your supplies.  

We have bottlestore vouchers for sale which can be used at any Super Liquor Centre outlet in New Zealand and make great gifts.      

The members loyalty system operates in the bar and cafe as well as the bottlestore which means that every time you make a purchase in those areas you have 2% of the cost credited to your loyalty account  but you must produce your membership card in order to qualify so we urge everyone to carry their card whenever on the Club premises.    

The bottlestore  accepts Ruralco and Farmlands members credit cards and all customers are welcome to use these if applicable. It is not necessary to be a member of the Club in order to use the bottlestore.  Remember to click on the Liquor Centre icon on this site for specials which may not be advertised elsewhere.      

We have free pool games every Sunday all day in our bar with all members and their guests welcome.     

Club members qualify for a 15% discount when obtaining a warrant of fitness for your car from VTNZ. Show your membership card  and you will get the discount and this club will receive 2.5%. West side Hire offers club members a 10% discount on their services and there are discounts available at Assure motels.    

 Where partners qualify for a joint subscription we can combine your loyalty points onto one card for convenience. Please contact the office if you would like this to be actioned. 

The current Club Executive is:


Gary Fransen                            President   

Neil Stuthridge                         Vice President


Maxine Hooper                                          

Francis Renner                         

Sandi Keeling

Brian Kerr 

Delma Rutherfurd       


Shane Calder                         Trustee


Please feel free to contact any of these people with any concerns or suggestions you may have.  






Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 October 2021 )
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