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Wanting to Steam Clean Your Calving Sheds, Book Now

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Then Try our Steam Cleaner 1750 PSI Water Blaster The Rhino hot water pressure washer (electric/diesel) is compact, easy to use and reliable. Manufactured in Europe this hot water pressure cleaner is a well thought out machine that can double as a cold water pressure cleaner, providing you with added value for money. Heating water… READ MORE >

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Sold, Sold, Sold, Wilsons Transports 45KVA Generator from Ashburton U Hire

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Case Study from Wilsons Transports recent purchase of the JCB G45QS from Ashburton U Hire to power there Miedema portable vegetable grader. Wilson Bulk Transport has been going for over 28 years and has seen significant changes in farming practices in Mid Canterbury NZ. Their vision has always been to move with the times and… READ MORE >

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8 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN USING A CHERRY PICKER

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Cherry Pickers, don’t be put off by the size of them, if you are unfamiliar with, our friendly staff can help with that. Whether it’s just pruning branches up high or painting the second story on your house, save on time, money and the satisfaction that you can do this yourself.   15-meter Elevated platform… READ MORE >

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OVER 160 PARTY AND CATERING ITEMS TO CHOOSE FROM

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Whether it’s a Wedding, Corporate or Community event, Field Days, Birthday, or Family Reunion, we can help. Why bother out-laying your money on items for a one-off event, and then trying to sell it later on online. We have over 160 items to choose from, audio systems to linen for your trestles tables. If the… READ MORE >

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WHAT TRAILER TO USE TRANSPORTER, TILTBED, FLATBED?

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Consider these options! 5.4-meter long Flat Bed No sides to interfere with load, true flatbed trailer suitable for hay cartage, excellent for loading pallets, lengths of timber, corrugated iron. Gross Weight 3500kg, L 5.47m x W 2.5m This does have a winch and ramps slide out from under the deck Also, we have 4.8meter Tilt-bed… READ MORE >

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4 TYPES OF HEATERS TO CHOOSE FROM

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We have a full range of heaters from 3 phase electric, diesel blow, infrared and Gas braziers. Suitable  for your event or small-large workshops & marquees and deal for “spot” heating areas in the industrial, agricultural, commercial and construction sectors Remember, all direct fired heater must be used in a well-ventilated environment. We can supply… READ MORE >

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HOW EASY IS IT TO HIRE AND USE AN EXCAVATOR

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Come in and see us and discuss what you are trying to achieve is the first step If you have driven a tractor, truck or car and have a correct drivers licence endorsement, and not frightened of having a go, then that’s the first step passed Have you ever towed a trailer before or confident… READ MORE >

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8 REASONS WHEN IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING HIRING TOILETS

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  1.  Having your son or daughters 21st at home, rather than having marauding teenagers roaming through your house, contain them by having separate toilets for male and female strategically placed outside. One less nightmare 2.  The wedding day has arrived, rest easy that you know you can handle 150 guests toilets requirements with our… READ MORE >

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7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR LOG SPLITTERS

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We have 4 different towable petrol powered hydraulic log splitters These very popular log splitters are capable of splitting all types of wood, and some have the choice of the lifter for those big rings help to save some of the back-breaking work. Also, we have an OSH approved 14HP log splitter as well for… READ MORE >

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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER USING A FURNITURE TRAILER

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Protect your valuable items from inclement weather; all our furniture trailers are fully enclosed. Perfect for shifting large numbers of trestles and chairs for your community event or wedding. Bought a new lounge suite or table and chairs, then move them securely and stress-free. Side walls have railings for tying large or valuable items securely… READ MORE >

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9 REASONS WHY TO HAVE A FRAMED MARQUEE FOR YOUR WEDDING OR EVENT

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    Framed marquees are in trend and create that clean-cut modern, sleek look Frame Marquees are suitable on grass, asphalt or solid surfaces only and take up a lot less room than a peg & pole marquee. No guy ropes and centre poles to contend with More freedom inside to do what you want… READ MORE >

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HOW EASY IS IT TO HIRE AND USE AN EXCAVATOR

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1.    If you have driven a tractor or a truck or car and have a correct drivers licence endorsement, and not frightened of having a go, then that’s the first step passed 2.    Have you ever towed a trailer before or confident too, this is the second question you have to ask yourself 3.    Is… READ MORE >

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Sizing up a backup Generator, and what to consider

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Take your time and get it right the first time    · Resistive or Inductive Loads? inductive loads are those loads which consume reactive power. In layman’s language, all the loads which have rotating parts are inductive loads like fans, motors, etc.  Resistive loads are typically used to convert current into forms of energy such… READ MORE >

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Change of preferred supplier

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Ashburton U Hire has recently changed their preferred supplier of the cleaning of our portable toilets. We are pleased to announce Charlie Tomlin Ltd (Kiwi As Specialist Septic Tank Services) has taken over the responsibility. For more than 25 years Charlie Tomlin has been involved in the liquid waste industry. He is the original owner… READ MORE >

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Save Money while Avoiding Extra Costs when Hiring

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By ensuring you have the right equipment for the job you are reducing the risk of occurring extra costs to you or your business. ·       Not sure if it what you are wanting will work, then please tell us what you’re trying to achieve. If we have a better understanding of exactly what you are… READ MORE >

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How to Keep your Generator in Top Condition

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Blog kindly supplied by Mitchell Day at Pace Power & Air Unfortunately, there is a law called entropy that basically says everything deteriorates if left unattended. This applies to your garden, chemical reactions and yes, your generator. If it is left unused or unserviced for a lengthy time, you may have problems when you go… READ MORE >

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10 Reasons for Investing in Backup Power Generator

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A common question that most businesses has to consider with risk management is how far you are willing to be prepared for the unexpected? We have all seen the increasing risk of natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes; it is essential to be ready, not only to safety measure the operations of a business… READ MORE >

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Glassware Connoisseur or not?

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Why Would I Use Stemless Vs Stemmed Glasses? Since their arrival on the market several years back, stemless wine glasses have created quite a buzz. People either love them or can’t understand them, and there are some compelling reasons for both. The stemless supporters find these glasses easier to handle. They are also quite versatile… READ MORE >

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Methven Tyre & Hire Open now for Business

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    It”s taken a bit longer than we hoped for, but finally, Methven Tyre and Hire is up and running this week. A few delays with final preparation of the building held things up. Bruce and the team have been frantically getting all items to do with Tyres and Hire items in place. Even… READ MORE >

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12 Reasons why a Marquee is appropriate for Corporate Events

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Select a marquee for your company event for an impressive venue with the definitive in flexibility. Marquees allow you to project a corporate image and ensures that this perception will be of organisation and attractiveness. The main advantage of a marquee hire lies in the sheer flexibility it provides when planning your special event. Selecting… READ MORE >

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Dpi & EmbroidMe

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Dpi/EmbroidMe is Ashburton’s only total service Graphic Design, Signage, Custom Banded Apparel, Promotional Products and In-House Print company.   At DPI & EmbroidMe your next project is important to us. We will recommend the best option to produce your project, help you through the planning, details and costing to give you the result you need…. READ MORE >

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Social Media for Beginners (4th July 5.45pm-7pm)

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  Neon Social is a small family owned business that started out when we realised how hard it is for small-medium business’s trying to get help with social media marketing. The big marketing companies are often out of reach financially and we genuinely enjoy seeing small – medium brand thrive! This event includes some pizza,… READ MORE >

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New Winter Related Items just Arrived in

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Well, it feels like winter has started, although not official yet until sometime in June, so here to ease the pain are some new items new winter-related items to help ease through the next 3-4 months. Inverter Generator: Please check out the 8.5 KVA electric start inverter generator ideally suited for winter conditions. Low fume… READ MORE >

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10 Reasons Why You Should Have A Marquee Wedding

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  By selecting a marquee for your wedding, you can create an impressive venue with the definitive in suppleness. Marquees can effortlessly project a timeless image and ensure that this perception will be of attractiveness. The main advantage of a marquee hire to you lies in the sheer flexibility it provides when planning your special… READ MORE >

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The 3 Main Advantages of Business Hire & 12 Benefits

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How many times do you see in new business start-ups where judgement has been thrown to the wind with a total loss of senses as they buy brand new equipment only later realising their folly. We understand that purchasing business equipment is not always practical, especially if you are not using the items all the… READ MORE >

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Why Choose Ashburton U Hire ?

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  Every hire comes with a bit of worry. What will happen if I go over time? What happens if it gets damaged? Are you paying too much? Why partner with a service provider who only complicates what should be a straightforward and pain-free process? At Ashburton U Hire, we take the stress out of… READ MORE >

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Sounds Like Us

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    Ashburton Museum’s summer exhibition is Sounds Like Us. The exhibition shows 15 radios modelled after classic Kiwi icons – from fish and chips to the trusty gumboot. Organised by Radio New Zealand with models made by Weta Workshops, the exhibition looks at the role radio has played in New Zealand history and culture.

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Santa Hunt Wed 20th Dec 5-7pm

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  Ashburton Museum annual Santa Hunt is back!  Wed 20 December, 5pm-7pm come and hunt for Santas in the dark. The hunt will continue until 31 January during our regular opening hours, 10am-4pm Ashburton Museum 329 West St State Highway 1 …  

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South Island Endurance Championships

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  The South Island Endurance Championships is one of 3 endurance championships held each year in New Zealand on 9-11th February 2018 at 127 Motukaika Road Cannington, Cave. About Endurance Endurance riding is the fastest growing equestrian sport in the world; indeed there is no better way to see the countryside than on the back… READ MORE >

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The Salmon Run

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The Lions of Rakaia and Rakaia Sports Clubs are again running the Jackson Holmes Salmon Run and this year are excited to offer the addition of a ½ Marathon. We have something for everyone, competitive and non-completive, seven different events, individual and team options. All events are staged around the splendour of the Rakaia River… READ MORE >

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Balls, Bullets, Boots: From Rugby Field to Battlefield

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WHAT: Balls, Bullets, Boots: From Rugby Field to Battlefield An exhibition developed and toured by the New Zealand Rugby Museum. WHEN: 23 September – 12 November 2017 WHERE: Kate & Hank Murney Room, Ashburton Museum 329 West Street (SH1) Ph: 307 7890 FREE entry. Open daily 10am – 4pm GROUPS/TOURS: Contact museum@adc.govt.nz for tours and… READ MORE >

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Smiles4Miles

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Children with special needs are in for a special treat thanks to an Ashburton trucking company. Ryal Bush Transport in Ashburton is the driving force behind Smiles4Miles, a big day out in Ashburton especially for children with special needs or those who face day-to-day medical challenges, on August 19. Kids will be treated to rides… READ MORE >

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Pluck’s Engineering 50 Years

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Pluck’s Engineering 50 Years There’s a reason why farmers throughout the country – and even the world – choose Pluck’s Engineering Ltd on Main South Rd in Rakaia for their farm machinery. They care about their farmers, and that certainly shows in the quality of Dairy effluent equipment and machinery they produce. When you visit… READ MORE >

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The Geraldine Winterlights Festival is back!

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The Geraldine Winterlights Festival is back!  After a year’s break The Geraldine Winterlights Festival is back thanks to three members of the public Jill Roberts, Sarah Edwards and Tristan King. The Geraldine Winterlights Festival is held in Kennedy Park in Geraldine and once again it will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland for kids… READ MORE >

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Ashburton U Hire Top Excuses to Date

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Ashburton U Hire Top Excuses to Date “I’ll pay next Thursday” “Sorry I have left my wallet at home” “I didn’t realise the gas wasn’t free” “This is broken, but it was like that when I took it” “I’ve had this for a week, but I have only used it for an hour” “I don’t… READ MORE >

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Multi-Cultural Bite

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    Multi-Cultural Bite The MCB festival and community event has been running on Waitangi day here in Ashburton for the past 9 years.  Its purpose is to generate increasing levels of inclusiveness for the new arrivals in our community, to showcase the cultural diversity of our town. The event has ethnic food stalls, each… READ MORE >

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Mid Canterbury Hunting Competition 2017

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The annual Mid Canterbury Hunting Competition judging is held in Hotel Ashburton’s main car park in the middle of June.  It is a great event attracting keen hunters from Mid Canterbury and the wider Canterbury and West Coast Regions. Hotel Ashburton provides an ideal venue for the judging and weigh in.  The spacious car parking… READ MORE >

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