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News Letter 22 September 2020

Dear Members and Friends,

As announced by the PM we have officially moved to Alert Level 1. We have reviewed the Covid 19 Website and have extracted some pertinent information for us to follow.

Alert Level 1 – Prepare

Schools and workplaces open and legally operate safely

No restrictions on personal movement but people are encouraged to maintain a record of where they have been

No restrictions on gatherings but organisers encouraged to maintain records to enable contact tracing

Stay home if you’re sick, report flu-like symptoms

Wash and dry hands, cough onto elbow, do not touch your face.

No restrictions on domestic transport – avoid public transport or travel if sick.

No restrictions on workplaces or services but they are encouraged to maintain records to enable contact tracing.

QR codes issued by the NZ Government legally must be displayed in workplaces and on public transport to enable use of the NZ Covid Trace app for contact tracing.


Our Entertainment schedule for September remains unchanged as a result of moving to Alert Level 1 and therefore the John McCabe event will be held on Saturday 26 September.

As are reminder Mid Canterbury Country Music advised us last week of the following. Their event for October 18 is still on while November 22 has been cancelled as they will be participating in the Tinwald Plains Railway Family Day.

Friday Draw

This Friday night sees our First Draw increasing to $700.00, with the Second Draw now standing at $400.00.

Sports Picks Week 6.


1.  North Otago   v   Mid Canterbury

2. Southland v North Harbour

3. Taranaki v Otago

4.  Counties v Northland


5.  Titans v Knights

6.  Sharks v Raiders

7.  Warriors v Sea Eagles


8. Sheffield Utd v Leeds

9. Man City v Leicester City

Basket Ball 

10. Heat v Celtics (game 5)



Here are our Specials at the Bottlestore

Effen 4 Pks – Blood Orange, Citrus, Rasberry 2 for $20.00

The Odd Company 10 Pk Cans $24.99

Woodstock 1 Ltr $34.99

Kahlua Original 1 Ltr Salted Caramel $36.99



We have been advised by the Ashburton District Council that Cass Street/Havelock Street intersection will be closed to all through traffic from 7am Monday 21 September until 6pm Sunday 4 October. Traffic will still be able to access Havelock Street businesses from either the northern or southern end of the street. The Burnett Street intersection will remain open at all times.

Our unique QR Codes are at the entrance to both the Club and Bottlestore. We kindly ask that you to sign in and use our QR Codes when entering the premises.

Warm Regards


Stuart Geddes

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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 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


Lindsay Hampton                     

Maxine Hooper                      

Robin Johnstone                            

Francis Renner                         

Delma Rutherfurd                         

Roy Parkin                     

Bevan Rickerby


Trisha Cates                           Trustee

Shane Calder                         Trustee


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






Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 September 2020 )
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