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Yep, she’s a rough and tumble game „„ By Gordon Findlater YOUNG Greendale all-rounder Jesse Frew proved that even those in the outfield can’t escape the dangers of cricket. He may not have been at threat from a flying bat in the Big Bash like Melbourne Renegades wicketkeeper Peter Nevill (below), or facing a barrage of Black Caps’ bouncers like Bangladesh batsman Mominul Haque (right), but his

take on a somersault sure put his body on the line. The cricketing gods were unable to shine on Frew, playing for Canterbury against Otago at the national under-17 cricket tournament at Lincoln University. Perhaps understandable considering the game took place on Friday the 13th. Canterbury coach Dion Ebrahim said Frew’s neck was fine and he was more gutted about dropping the catch.

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„„ By Tom Doudney TWO YEARS of lower drink driving limits have failed to change the behaviour of the worst offenders but have reduced lower level offending, Selwyn’s top cop says. Police statistics show the number of alcohol-related crashes in Selwyn have remained relatively constant between 2012 and last year. This is in spite of the drink driving limit being reduced from 400mcg/L breath alcohol to 250mcg/L in December 2014. There were 35 alcohol-related crashes on Selwyn roads in 2012, 28 in 2013, 25 in 2014 and 31 in 2015. The tally for 2016 stands at 23 but some non-injury crashes yet to be processed are expected to push that number up. When counting only crashes involving serious injuries or fatalities, there were seven in 2012, nine in 2013, four in 2014, eight in 2015 and nine in 2016. •Turn to page 3

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Tuesday January 24 2017 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

CONGRATULATIONS to young Maia Broughton, the very promising Rolleston athlete who won four gold medals at the Colgate Games in Invercargill (see page 20). The 14-year-old was one of five outstanding young athletes to receive the Colgate-Palmolive Nick Willis Scholarship Award. The scholarship earned Maia a $500 donation to help with her sporting endeavours. On another sporting note, great pix from photographer Martin Hunter on page 1 today. Capturing those sort of shots is not easy; you need anticipation, speed, pin point accuracy and of course lots of skill. I did consider another headline for the photos: ‘Yep, she’s a rough and fumble game’. But it might have been a bit tough on the young cricketer; looks like he made a great fist of the attempt. – Barry Clarke

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A ROLLESTON woman caught driving more than four times the legal drink driving limit with her children in the car has already taken steps to deal with her “alcohol situation.” Melanie Susan Trebilco, 38, pled guilty before community magistrate Leigh Langridge on Monday to a charge of driving with excess blood alcohol after being caught at a random stop in Tennyson St, Rolleston, just after 3pm on December 9. She told police she had “only two glasses of wine with the girls at lunchtime”. Her alcohol level was 1157mcg/L, the legal limit is 250mcg/L. Ms Langridge imposed a fine of $1000 and disqualified Trebilco from driving for eight months, but warned her: “You have to know that if you come back for another similar offence, the penalty is going to be far more severe.” Trebilco had no previous convictions for any offences and had entered an early guilty plea. Ms Langridge said it was an

extremely high level, but she noted Trebilco had not been driving badly, cooperated with police, pleaded guilty and had “self-referred for the appropriate assistance”. Police said at the time Trebilco refused to let officers escort her children to the station after being stopped. Trebilco said she would not put her children, aged three and nine, at risk in the back of a police car without child restraints. Police commented at the time that Trebilco had been caught driving at more than four times the legal limit in an area where many children were leaving Rolleston Primary School and a daycare centre, crossing the road at pedestrian crossings or on the footpath, and there were other cars with parents picking their own children up. Trebilco’s defence counsel Donald Dickson said she had been stopped at random and not because of bad driving. “She says it was just stupidity that she was driving,” he said.

GUILTY PLEA: Rolleston mother Melanie Trebilco, 38, was sentenced to eight months disqualification for drink driving on December 9.

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New limits fail to stop crashes •From page 1 Asked about the lack of a decrease in alcohol-related crashes Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said the lower drink driving limits had been effective at deterring those at the lower end of exceeding the drink driving limit but had been ignored by those who drove when well over the limit. “Our new limits anecdotally, perhaps haven’t made a difference to people with those behaviours but the lower limits have reduced a lot. It’s the people who drink lots and drive that don’t seem to have got the message.” However, statistics also showed the overall number of drink driving apprehensions was higher in each of the last two years than in any of the previous three. There were 92 apprehensions in 2012, 86 in 2013, 103 in 2014, 140 in 2015 and 125 in 2016. Senior Sergeant Stills put this down to an increase in drink driving enforcement activity from police in Selwyn. “We’ve worked harder to prevent drink driving which means we have apprehended more people,” he said.

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“People often don’t understand that in the attempt to improve something you actually increase it [in the statistics]. It’s like family violence, you get a lot more family violence reported now because we are out there looking for it a lot more.” Selwyn’s population is estimated by Statistics NZ to have increased from 44,595 recorded in the 2013 census to about 56,200 last year.


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News New schools underline booming As 8750 Selwyn children get ready to head back to school next week, two new Rolleston schools are preparing to open on Monday. Rolleston College will be the town’s first secondary school, while Lemonwood Grove will be its fifth primary school. Tom Doudney reports STARTING HIGH school is a big deal for any student, but for about 220 Rolleston teenagers, the day will be especially memorable. The town’s first high school, Rolleston College, will open on Monday, with student numbers shaping up to almost match the Ministry of Education’s projections of an opening roll of 225. The college is only taking year 9 pupils in its first year, but by 2021, it is expected to have about 1040 students up to year 13. Principal Steve Saville said preparations for opening were in the final stages and he was very excited to be so close to welcoming the students for the start of term 1. “The way the community have embracedNEW theLOCATION schoolADVERT.pdf and the 1 staff has been really exciting.

Rolleston College facts Cost: $53 million Site: 6.4ha between Goulds Rd and Springston Rolleston Rd. Construction started in mid-2015 and the finishing touches were added this month. Roll: Projected opening roll of 225, growing to 1040 by 2021. Future growth could see the site developed to cater for up to 1800 students. Caters for: Year 9 initially with other year levels opening progressively until 2021 when it will be a fully fledged year 9-13 school.

COME ON IN: Rolleston College principal Steve Saville says staff are excited to welcome students to school on Monday.

There is a real sense amongst the people we have been talking to of anticipation and we are now just looking forward to getting going,” Mr Saville said. “When we had our interviews with the students at our last open 1/05/2014 day it was 11:51:35 fantastica.m. – a great bunch of kids, great bunch of

staff and great community.” Mr Saville was previously deputy principal at Auckland’s Alfriston College for eight years and prior to his Rolleston College appointment was on a Teach NZ sabbatical researching how schools can nurture student creativity and innovation.

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growth in Rolleston’s population Lincoln High welcomes change in uncertain times „„ By Tom Doudney

BRAND NEW: Lemonwood Grove School is ready to receive its first 50 pupils on Monday.

Lemonwood Grove’s big day 450, with a second stage of development to follow later providing capacity for 750 pupils. Principal Sean Bailey (above) said it was exciting to be so close to opening. “We’re just really looking forward to connecting with the community, the kids starting on day one and also seeing our awesome staff that have been appointed get into it and start teaching,” he said. The school will mark its first day with a special assembly with the main opening ceremony to

„„ By Tom Doudney ROLLESTON COLLEGE won’t be the only new school opening in the town on Monday. Just down the road in the fastgrowing Faringdon subdivision, Rolleston’s fifth primary school, Lemonwood Grove, will also be greeting its first pupils. The year 1-8 school on East Maddisons Rd has accepted 72 enrolments, with about 50 starting on Monday. The school has been built to cater for an eventual roll of up to

take place later on March 17. Mr Bailey said the school’s spaces had been purposefully designed to cater for individual and group needs. “Throughout each day, students and teachers will move around their learning landscape and take part in workshops that relate to what they need to be learning at any given time,” he said. When all sections are occupied, the Faringdon subdivision is expected to have about 4000 people living in it.

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many Lincoln students had typically come from Rolleston but she said it would be “several hundred.” However, Mrs Paterson saw the establishment of the college as positive for Selwyn and both schools were keen to work together. “It’s been coming for a while so there has been a lot of planning and Lincoln has grown so quickly that there needs to be another school in the area, so it’s good for both schools really,” she said. “All the primary schools that are now open in Rolleston and the potential for another primary school in Lincoln means that there are people coming through in both areas that will need secondary education.” Lincoln’s roll had grown by about 200 to 250 students in the last three years to about 1650 at the end of last year. She didn’t have the figure for this year’s roll but believed it would be lower by about 30 or 40 students.

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„„ By Gabrielle Stuart “NOTHING UNTOWARD” has been found in an excavation and soil testing of the Canterbury Television building foundations as police come closer to announcing whether criminal charges will be laid over the collapse. The Star has obtained a letter police sent to the families of the victims about the excavation and testing – the last part of a long criminal investigation into the collapse which claimed 115 lives. “The experts confirmed that there was nothing untoward with the foundations or soil that altered the opinion that they had provided earlier,” Detective Superintendent Peter Read said in the letter. “The foundations and soil of the CTV building and site were examined by Beca Engineers and Canterbury of University staff during excavations carried out in August this year.” The Star has also learned families of the victims expect to hear

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SELWYN TIMES Children throughout Selwyn took part in a range of fun and creative activities during last week as holiday programmes across the district came to an end. The Selwyn Times has photographs from Busy Bumbles holiday programmes in Darfield and West Melton.

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HARD AT WORK: Clearing Lincoln Domain in 1967. •Heritage photo supplied by Selwyn Libraries. If you have any information about this photo, please contact the library via www.selwynlibrary.co.nz SCARY: Oscar, 8, took part at Busy Bumbles Darfield.

DIFFERENT: Children at Busy Bumbles Darfield created masks.

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AT THE end of its first year, 19 people on community sentences with the Department of Corrections have become the first to graduate from a new agricultural skills training programme. They leave with qualifications – and the chance to change their lives. The ongoing project is a partnership between Lincoln University, Port Levy’s Koukourarata Marae and Community Corrections. It is intended to deliver practical horticultural skills with a focus on tikanga (Maori way of doing things). Corrections Canterbury lead service manager Katey Gibling said the intention was for offenders to reconnect with the land while gaining skills for employment and a taste for achievement and further training. “Many of those we work with are drifting, their lives have become chaotic and without purpose. Through this partnership, and projects like this, we help them to reconnect with their culture and find a way forward,” she said. “Lincoln provide the qualification and having them involved has helped the offenders see that this is a real qualification and they are very capable of

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Lincoln University’s biological husbandry unit manager Bill Martin (left), Brent, and Corrections senior community work supervisors Tom Piahana and Reuben Gent. ​

doing something they had never thought possible for them.” The 12 graduates were presented with certificates recognising proficiency in chainsaw operation, quad-bike driving, tractor driving and the use of farming implements.

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horticulture, then when things ‘got stressful,’ he started to drink heavily and found himself on a community work sentence with a drink driving conviction. “When I committed my offences, I wasn’t thinking ahead. I was dealing with alcohol and

anxiety issues. I was losing my friends, failing my studies. I was in a dark place and ended up on a community work sentence,” he said. “This programme was the first big mental shift for me. I started to plan forward again. “I did the chainsaw course thinking that it could make me more employable and I thought the quad bike training could also lead to something. It gave me the confidence to try again. I had gained these skills and thought, ‘I can do this’.” Brent said that in addition to starting to learn again, it was the mentoring support of the community work supervisor who helped him see opportunity. The project’s community work supervisor Reuben Gent said the partnership offered new opportunities for people on community work sentences to access skills and qualifications for employment. The tikanga element helped offenders reconnect with Maori principals and culture. “In addition to practical skills and work aptitudes, the offenders on the programme are gaining confidence and the personal skills and motivation to move on with their lives,” Mr Gent said.


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chance for offenders “Working alongside each other provides time and opportunity to talk about what is going on in people’s lives. Projects like this work at many levels,” Mr Gent said. Koukourarata Marae representative Manaia Cunningham said he was very proud of the way the project was progressing and the difference it was making in the lives of the people working on it. “As a marae we are thrilled to support our community service whanau and we are here to support each other,” Mr Cunningham said. “This education programme has a Maori education framework that ensures everyone’s whakapapa is respected.” For some of those in the project, they will find the confidence and passion to continue their studies in a related field, for example, horticulture or forestry at Lincoln University. Bill Martin, manager of the biological husbandry unit, is the university’s delivery partner in the partnership. “This programme delivers skills that growers want,” Mr Martin said. “The people graduating from

STUCK IN: People on community sentences with Corrections have been learning new agricultural skills, such as proficiency with a chainsaw.

this programme have certificates of proficiency in useful skills.” The programme offers a way to engage in the community and partner in the Koukourarata gardens. While the initial programme was about rebuilding and shaping lives, the partnership has taken a new turn with the BHU engaging in a two-year research project to develop commercial

seed lines of organic taewa, or Maori potatoes, and ensure their availability into the future. “Through this project, we will enable Koukourarata to develop commercial scale production of organic taewa,” Mr Martin said. The tikanga element of the programme also sat well with the university’s whenua strategy and recognition of the

importance of engaging with Maori and Pasifika and the land. “Between the three partners we bring commitment, tikanga, the labour, the science and the will to make a difference to the future of this food source which is culturally significant to New Zealand, and especially to iwi,” Mr Martin said. “We are helping people reconnect with the earth, traditional planting and horticultural methods. It’s not just seeds we are growing. It’s ideas and futures.” As for Brent, he felt very positive about his future. He had returned to Lincoln to study landscape architecture and had completed and passed his first two papers. “I stuffed up so much for so long. I needed this, but I didn’t know I needed it. It seems strange to say, but it has been a really important experience for me,” he said. “My sentence gave me purpose. I came home feeling engaged and positive again. Since I have been on sentence, my whole life has turned around and Corrections has been a big part of this.”

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munity Arts Council, will reopen on March 13. Artworks and other gallery contents will be put into a storage container in the meantime. A statement from the arts council said the repairs were necessary to ensure the building was well maintained and safe for the future. “We will keep in touch as the earthquake repairs

are undertaken, and advise members if there are any changes to the schedule. Meantime, we appreciate your patience with the process.” Any artists who did not want their artwork kept in the storage container could arrange to collect them by contacting arts council administrator Rose Gerard no later than Saturday.


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Value your right to vote Last year’s Selwyn Youth Council chairwoman Emily de Rooy writes about why it is important for young people to get out at vote in this year’s general election

It is important that leaders are elected by voters from a broad range of the population and that all age groups are well represented. However, this is only possible if the youth of today enrol and vote in the upcoming general election.

The upcoming general elections – the chance where your voice can be heard to influence the future of New Zealand. It is often assumed that something of such high importance would have plenty of engagement. However, for the youth of the Selwyn electorate this does not seem to be the case – only 62.71 per cent of people aged between 18 and 24 who were enrolled to vote actually voted in the 2014 election. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow; the people who will live in the society that is shaped from the decisions made in Parliament today. Having the right to vote is a right that not everyone has, and should be valued and exercised for it to make a difference.

Thanks to social media and the internet, it is now easier than ever to have an educated opinion on current issues and each candidate’s views. This is a great way to align your own beliefs, values and viewpoints with the candidate(s) that have put themselves forward for election. Elections can be close; voters of the youth population can be the ultimate deciders in the result of an election. It’s your view that matters, but your view can only make a difference if you enrol and vote.

promoted, not erased. Trout and ducks are seasonal visitors and I am sure wiser people than me could list a multitude of other life forms in and around it. The weekly papers recently variously referred to it as a “water race” or “irrigation drain” which it technically probably is but a water feature of this nature in a central point of a growing town should be preserved for all to enjoy, as it is in West Melton. It is disingenuous to remove it on the premise of needing more car parks or footpaths. The opportunity and cost to put footpaths along this section of Tennyson St was avoided by the district council at the development stage, and undoubtedly saved money which ratepayers on that side of the road never benefited from. Perhaps a rebate is now in order.  

Mike Flynn, of Rolleston, writes about ongoing work to pipe a section of water race along Tennyson St in Rolleston underground – I think it is an abuse of position for  the district council  to enclose the water race on Tennyson St. It has been justified under the guise of parking need in the section by the school. Fair enough but what mandate from the public is there for total enclosure? Who are the people behind this drive for the destruction of a quintessential feature of Rolleston? Is it the same people who got irritated by the fire siren daring to disturb them? The life force of the ‘creek’ as I think of it (since starting at the primary school in 1963) is something to be embraced and

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News It would be great to see an enlightened councillor measure the width of Tennyson St and see that it is quite wide and could perhaps accommodate both a footpath and the creek (as seen by the bus stop near 90-100 Tennyson St). They have managed for the last 15 years, put some yellow lines down and let them park on the other side with the footpath. District council chief executive David Ward responds – The undergrounding of the water race is part of an upgrade to Tennyson St included in the Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan. The masterplan was approved after extensive public consultation in late 2013. The public made submissions on both the Tennyson St upgrade and the water race proposal. Most submitters who commented on the water race proposal supported the water race being piped underground. The planned Tennyson St upgrade aims to make the street more pedestrian-friendly with

the street acting as a ‘high street’ to access Rolleston’s new central shopping and community facilities area and high amenity park. Further works are planned to develop the street into a slow speed traffic environment and develop additional parking and undertake streetscape works. The section of water race undergrounded near Rolleston School will allow a new shared footpath/cycleway to be created providing a safer walking and cycling option for people to access planned new shops and facilities. Later work is also planned to underground the remaining section of water race down to Lowes Rd. The changes also provide the school with additional parking and previously the district council has been asked by the school to underground the water race due to safety concerns with the race being close to the school. The water race is not a naturally occurring creek but part of the water race network.

Vintage fair fundraiser for senior housing complex MORE THAN 100 vintage and classic tractors dating from the early 1900s to the present day will be on show in Leeston in March. The Ellesmere Vintage Fair will be held on March 25 and 26 at the Ellesmere A&P Showgrounds to raise money for a community-owned housing complex for seniors. Ellesmere Vintage Club committee member Jonty Ward said the club took pride in raising funds to put back into the community and all the profits would to the Abbeyfield Ellesmere complex in Leeston. After eight years of planning by local volunteers, construction of the complex began last year. The funds raised at the fair will go towards fitting out the rooms. Mr Ward said the club expected steam traction engines, a forerunner to the tractor, to be a popular drawcard at the fair. “We hope to have at least a dozen of these machines in attendance, and will put on working displays including threshing and heavy haulage,” Mr Ward said. Veteran, vintage and classic cars and trucks from the local

POPULAR: Steam traction engines are expected to be a highlight of the Ellesmere Vintage Fair. ​ area and further afield will also come together at the showgrounds. A variety of food and craft stalls will complete the vintage fair atmosphere. Entertainment for the children will include carnival rides, children’s games and a mass tug of war with a steam engine. The Ellesmere Vintage Club has about 100 members who share an interest in anything old and mechanical. Being a rural area, many club members col-

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lect, restore and display vintage tractors and farm machinery. Members also have vintage and classic cars, commercial vehicles, memorabilia and anything else old and collectable. •The fair will be held on March 25 and 26, 10am-4pm both days. Adults $10, under 15s free. Anybody wanting to take their exhibit along can phone Jonty Ward on 027 593 3322 for registration details.

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Under strength Leeston Southbridge lose T20 „„ By Tom Doudney LEESTON SOUTHBRIDGE put in a spirited performance but still lost the CRV Ambreed country premier T20 cricket tournament to Sefton by nine runs. Chasing Sefton’s 143/9, Leeston Southbridge, which were missing nine first-choice players, finished on 134/6 from 20 overs at Mandeville on Saturday. Leeston Southbridge had six players away with the Canterbury Country team which beat Marlborough at Mainpower Oval, Rangiora, on Saturday in a two-day match, and another three players were away on holiday. Opener Ben Chamberlain hit an impressive 66 not out off 48 balls for Leeston Southbridge, but it was not enough to get his team over the line. In Rangiora, Canterbury Country bowled Marlborough out for 102 before racking up 281/7 at the end of the first innings. For Canterbury Country, former Black Cap Shanan Stewart hit 105, while Matt Laffey scored 69 and Tim Guijters scored 50. The best of the Canterbury Country bowlers were Fraser Sheat with 4-23 and Stewart with 4-27. Due to rain on Sunday, it was not possible to play the second innings and Canterbury Country were awarded the win.

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Talented Lincoln team take out Ellesmere bowls rooster title „„ By Karolyn Boon LINCOLN 4 have taken out the Ellesmere bowls rooster competition. With such a large club, Lincoln had the luxury of entering four teams in the competition. The selectors got it right with Lincoln 4, keeping last year’s performing junior team together after they won the Canterbury Centre junior triples. That team of Michael Begg, Mundy Carroll and Martin Rowson were joined by Dave Williams, Lynton Withell and Nick Alfeld, another talented junior, to finish two points ahead of an experienced Lincoln 3 team. Dunsandel came in third on 27 points. In the recent quadrangular representative tournament, Ellesmere bowlers defended three out of the four trophies up for grabs in a hot and windy day on the greens. They played against some strong Mid-Canterbury, Malvern and Hurunui teams. The men’s teams played at Allenton, Hampstead and Methven, while the ladies were hosted by Darfield and Kirwee. Unfortunately, it was only the senior men who managed to

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retain their Mugford Trophy, winning it on differential. The day gave selectors an opportunity to select the country development team to play a town team, selected from Christchurch clubs, on February 12 at Methven. Ellesmere’s Bev Skurr was named in the country development ladies’ team, with Sandy Guy selected as a reserve for the

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team of 10. As yet, the men’s development team is still to be named. Results: Senior Ladies: MidCanterbury 18 points; Ellesmere 10 points; Malvern 8 points. Senior Men’s: Ellesmere 23 points, differential +50; Malvern 23 points, differential +40; Mid-

Sharing her love of dance A lifelong passion for dance is one dance teacher Ann Judson still inspires in her pupils today. Once herself a Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer and awarded a M.N.Z.M. in 2015 for her services to ballet, Ann now runs the Aspire Dance School at Springston in Selwyn along with her daughter Fleur Cullinane, also a former R.N.Z.B. dancer and Rebecca Adam who was invited to perform her solos in New York and was successfully placed. “We are very lucky to have a school where we have all had professional dance experience,” she says. “It does make a difference to the way we teach.”

Normal classes resume for 2017 on Monday 23rd January Beginners come on a Wednesday from 2.00 till 2.30pm to allow Mum time to pick up other siblings from school Classes for children and young people of all ages from 4-18yrs over 6 days a week in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Annual production at Middleton Grange Theatre in April 2017 Annual exams in Ballet,Jazz, Contemporary usually October each year

Canterbury 22 points; Hurunui 4 points. Junior men: MidCanterbury 20 points; Ellesmere 16 points; Malvern 10 points; Hurunui 2 points. Ladies Development: Mid-Canterbury 18 points; Malvern 12 points; Hurunui 11; Ellesmere 7 points. •More sport, pages 20-21

This high-calibre school has also received international acclaim recently when past pupil Monica Brosnahan was invited by the Russian Government to take part in the Vaganova International Competition in St Petersburg. As a result of her success at this event she has now been invited to apply as an international student to the Russian Ballet School in St Petersburg. “We are so delighted for her as she is a dedicated student who has worked so hard to become a successful dancer.”

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It is just not the high performing students that Ann is interested in teaching. “We absolutely love teaching young people that just want to come and enjoy dance. Its good for deportment and we enjoy sharing a love of moving to music and a quiet gaining of confidence.” Ann recently had to move the dance school from the Tai Tapu Hall to the Springston Hall but is delighted with the new location. She is now taking enrolments for the 2017 year in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary classes for pupils aged from 3 ½ years to 18 years of age. For those interested in attending classes, the best way to contact Ann is by email or text as she has limited coverage where she lives. Her email address is annjudsonfarr@ gmail.com and her mobile is 027 672 2999.


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Pets & their owners to celebrate new pet food shop Tails will be wagging and whiskers quivering with excitement as the dogs and cats of the south-west areas get wind of the new pet food shop that has opened in Rolleston. Real Pet Food, previously trading as Hillmorton Pet Food in Hoon Hay for almost 25 years, has just opened its doors in Jones Road. Owner Bernie Hutton is thrilled with his new premises in a newly constructed block of five shops, which he says are much bigger than his former shop and are equipped with brand-new machinery for processing the pet food. The Hillmorton staff members have come to work at the new premises, plus an additional staff member has been employed, and since the shop opened many of the Hillmorton customers have been in for their pet supplies, Bernie says. These also include a range of birdseed. Real Pet Food offers fresh, raw meat, which the business sources from reputable suppliers, processes on site without the addition of any artificial colours or preservatives, and displays for sale in the store’s brandnew chillers and freezers. “This is proper food without any additives so it’s better for the animals, plus they don’t eat as much because it satisfies them,” says Bernie. Real Pet Food is also offering online sales through its new website, www.realpetfood.nz. The meat is available for purchase frozen in carton lots, and there is no delivery charge for customers across Christchurch city and the Selwyn district. The business also supplies meat for several organisations that need to have quality food for animals. These include sheep stations requiring meat

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New pool fencing rules could affect you

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Changes made to national legislation from 1 January 2017 around how swimming pools are fenced could affect you. The changes are focused on ensuring physical barriers are in place to prevent unsupervised children from accessing pools and reducing the number of children drowning in pools. Under the new rules, larger residential pools and spa pools that can be filled to at least 400mm must have fencing or features to prevent children under five from getting into the pool. These rules also apply to temporary and inflatable pools, and pools at motels, camp grounds or other places without lifeguards at all times. Pool manufacturers and retailers are responsible for providing notices to buyers advising them of their responsibilities. Pool owners are responsible for the ongoing safety of swimming pools at all times under the legislation. If your pool fencing already complied with the old requirements then you don’t need to make any changes, however your pool will need to be inspected every three years. Spa pools meet the new rules if they have a water surface area of 5m2 or less, are at least 760mm above ground with no climbable way to get into it and have a complying lockable safety cover secured at all times the pool isn’t being used. Other spa pools needs to meet new fencing requirements. Pool owners need to have their pool fencing inspected every three years. Inspections can be carried out by the Council or a registered Independently Qualified Pool Inspector. The new legislation provides Councils with the ability to take enforcement action if people don’t follow the fencing rules.

Over 50 summer events are happening in our district as part of the Council’s Summer in Selwyn event programme, running from January to April.

For more information on the changes please see www.selwyn.govt. nz/poolquestions or call our Building team on 347 2839.

Summer events coming up over the next two weeks (shown on the opposite page) include pool parties at Darfield and Southbridge and picnics at Springfield and Springston. In February you can look forward to picnics at Lincoln, West Melton and Leeston, outdoor movies at Darfield, Rolleston and Lincoln, Music on the Green at Rolleston and Darfield, and a skate jam in Darfield. More summer events continue in March. Events are free to attend - for a complete list of summer events running until April 2017, please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/events. In addition to the events organised by the Council, eight community organised events are also planned as part of the Summer in Selwyn programme. Meet Your Street continues over the summer with visits to a number of neighbourhoods where you can meet new friends in your community – see www.selwyn.govt.nz for details.

On the roads this week Road reconstruction work continues on Gerald Street (between Springs Road and Vernon Drive). During most of the works, the road will be open to traffic both ways as normal (with traffic controls operating), however, for some of this period stop and go controls may operate, with short traffic delays occuring. Work to lay a new sewer line along East Maddisons Road has resumed. This road is currently closed from Ellington Mews to Goulds Road for this work. Work on Masefield Drive (pictured, between Lowes Road and Dryden Avene) is underway including kerb and channel and seal widening work, and footpath development. The road will remain open during work, with traffic controls in place. Road resurfacing work is planned on Old Tai Tapu Road, Birchs Road (between Trices and Leadleys Roads), Marshs Road (between SH1 and Shands Road) and Dawsons Road (between Jones and Maddisons Roads). Stop/ go traffic controls will operate at all sites. Footpath reconstruction work is also planned on West Belt and Habgood Place in Lincoln.

Partial road closures - Christchurch Southern Motorway extension On Weedons Road there is no access to Main South Road from Levi Road as a one way system is in place to allow the NZ Transport Agency to complete work for the motorway extension. Weedons Ross Road is also closed between Jones Road and SH1 to carry out utility works for this project.

Help reduce the fire risk Strong winds and excess vegetation have elevated the fire risk in the district. Selwyn is now experiencing hotter weather and more windy conditions. These conditions combined with the amount of vegetation we have in our district as a result of a wet spring creates conditions where fires can spread quickly if they are not prevented. A number of recent fires have started as a result of electric fences coming into contact with vegetation during windy conditions. You can reduce the risk of fires starting from these types of fires by either switching off electric fences (especially in strong winds) or trimming vegetation near fences. A restricted fire season is in place in the rural area of Selwyn district. Under the restrictions the only types of outdoor fires allowed are barbeques, drum fires, crop stubble firms and fires where a permit has been issued by the Council. Crop stubble fires may be more common in the coming weeks. There are a number of safety guidelines which must be observed with these fires: · people must be careful to avoid lighting fires when strong or moderate winds are occurring or are forecast · crop stubble fires may only be lit during daylight and must be out by dark · the fire must be supervised at all times · a fire break of at least 10 metres in place is required around the fire · suitable equipment must also be available to extinguish a fire · neighbouring property owners should be advised before burning. In hot weather fires can also start as a result of machinery such as lawn mowers being operated. We would recommend choosing a cooler day to operate machinery and having a water source on hand to extinguish a fire if needed.

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Notices CREATIVE COMMUNITIES FUNDING Creative Communities Selwyn has funding to support creative projects in Selwyn that strengthen our community. The fund is open to everyone to apply and the criteria is simple. The next funding round closes at 5pm, Friday 24 February. For information see www.selwyn. govt.nz/artsfunding During the last funding round these grants were distributed: · Art Group of Lincoln - $1,780 for tutor fees and hall hire · Ellesmere Art Group - $1,300 for tutor fees and school holiday programme · Arts Heart - $1,000 for exhibition costs · Ellesmere Highland Pipe Band – Rolleston Piping & Drumming School - $3,447 for tutor costs and hall hire · Prebbleton Craft Group $1,590 for craft workshops · Lorraine Jacobs - $200 for tutor and art class costs. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 25 January Rakaia Huts 9.10-9.30am

Thursday 26 January St John of God, Rolleston 1-1.30pm Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm Monday 30 January Upper Selwyn Huts 10-10.45am Lincoln University Learning Centre 11-11.30am Prebbleton Child Care 1.15- 1.30pm Rolleston Christian School 2.30-3.30pm Tuesday 31 January Burnham Kindy 9.40-10.10am Burnham Preschool 10.15-10.45am Dunsandel School 11.20am-12.10pm Dunsandel Childcare 12.20-12.40pm Paradise for Little Angels, Rolleston 1.30-2pm COMMUNITY COMMITTEE ELECTIONS Elections for community, hall and reserve committees continue in January and February. If you have a couple of hours available each month, then you could become a member of your local community committee and

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be part of making decisions on local parks, playgrounds, town beautification, community centres and other issues that affect your area. Upcoming Triennial election meetings where committee members are elected are listed under meetings below. If you are interested in joining a committee please see www.selwyn.govt.nz and come along to a meeting.

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DOG MICROCHIPPING If your dog was first registered after 30 June 2006 and is not a working dog, they are required to be microchipped. This free service is available on Friday 3 February at: · Lincoln at 9-9.30am · Leeston at 10.15-10.45am · Darfield at 11.30-12pm · Rolleston at 12.45-1.15pm Please note: · Clinics last for only 30 minutes · The Rolleston venue is in Norman Kirk Drive, other locations are outside libraries · Sessions won’t occur if wet. If you have any questions, please contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338.

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Meetings Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD

The intersection of Kidman Street, Byron Street and Tennyson Street has now reopened. There are now temporary traffic management controls in place for the remainder of the roundabout construction period and short delays may occur at times.

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Unless stated meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building Malvern Community Board Mon 23 Jan 4pm Darfield Library and Service Centre Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 1 Feb 3pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 7 Feb 1pm Council Meeting Wed 8 Feb 1pm Followed by a public Citizenship Ceremony at 6.30pm Water Race Subcommittee Mon 13 Feb 1.30pm Road Safety Committee Thurs 16 Feb 9.30am LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Triennial Election

Doyleston Community Committee Wed 8 Feb 7.30pm Doyleston Community Hall Triennial Election Dunsandel Community Committee Mon 6 Feb 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Glentunnel Community Centre Committee Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Community Centre Triennial Election Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Hororata Citizens Committee Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 1 Feb 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Triennial Election Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 27 Jan 7.45pm Ladbrooks Community Hall Triennial Election Lake Coleridge Community Committee Fri 27 Jan 7.30pm Lake Coleridge Hall Leeston Community Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Leeston Park Association Mon 30 Jan 8pm Leeston Park Pavilion Lincoln Community Committee

Mon 13 Feb 7pm, Lincoln Event Centre, Fitzgerald Room Little Rakaia Huts Community Committee Sat 28 Jan 2pm Little Rakaia Huts Community Centre Triennial Election Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc. Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room Rhodes Park Domains Board Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm Tai Tapu Golf Club Triennial Election Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Cameron Warr from Council will discuss development and maintenance of some Rolleston reserves including the Clock Tower Reserve. Note week late Springfield Township Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Hall Committee Thurs 2 Feb 7.30pm Springston Hall Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 1 Feb 7pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Triennial Election West Melton Community Centre Committee Tue 31 Jan 7.30pm West Melton Community Centre

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Get active in 2017 Term 1 classes start soon at Rolleston Community Centre and Lincoln Event Centre. The centres have a great range of classes for all ages from preschoolers to older adults. Class options include baby gym and movement/dance for preschoolers, yoga, spin, step, pump, basketball and skating for kids and golf. See www.lincolneventcentre.co.nz or www.rollestoncommunitycentre.co.nz for programme details or pick up a term brochure from the centres.

Leeston Library & Service Centre 19 Messines Street, Leeston Ph 347 2871

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Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2876

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(03) 347 2800 Darfield call free 318 8338 www.selwyn.govt.nz

Springfield Picnic in the Park Springfield Domain, 5.30-7.30pm With live music, bouncy castle, the Fun on Wheels trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy the summer evening

Lake Crichton Triathlon and Duathlon A community event for first-time athletes in a friendly atmosphere. Individual & team options, short & long courses. To enter see www.selwynsportstrust.org.nz

Southbridge Pool Party Southbridge Pool, 2-4pm Enjoy games, music, a sausage sizzle, prizes & pool inflatables. Free

Treaty of Waitangi workshop Darfield Library & Service Centre, 7.30-9pm A free fun, interactive & informative workshop on the Treaty, themes & questions people have & the Treaty as a framework for a multi-cultural country. Open to all. Book at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz

Picnic in the Park Springston Springston Domain, 5.30-7.30pm With live music, bouncy castle, the events trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy!

Lincoln Kiwiana Market Lincoln Green, 10am-1pm A family day out with pavlova, whitebait, hokey pokey biscuits, ice cream, kiwiana gifts, native plants, Hunt the Kiwi Treasure Hunt, games & NZ music. See www.facebook.com/ lincolnmarket

Lincoln Envirotown Working Bee Mahoe Reserve, 2pm Help clean up weeds at the reserve (Boundary Road, Lincoln). Please bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses & a bucket if you can. Contact Sue on 329 5858 for details

Waitangi Day Community Country Picnic Darfield Domain, 10am-2pm A community country picnic for the family. Celebrate all things country with games, food, history & music

Waitangi Day Bus Tour Join the Ellesmere Historical Society to visit the Acton & Langley homesteads, Lake Hood & the Ashburton Aviation Museum. To book phone Roger on 324 3648 or Wendy on 329 1877

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New pool fencing rules could affect you

Summer in Selwyn

events continue

Changes made to national legislation from 1 January 2017 around how swimming pools are fenced could affect you. The changes are focused on ensuring physical barriers are in place to prevent unsupervised children from accessing pools and reducing the number of children drowning in pools. Under the new rules, larger residential pools and spa pools that can be filled to at least 400mm must have fencing or features to prevent children under five from getting into the pool. These rules also apply to temporary and inflatable pools, and pools at motels, camp grounds or other places without lifeguards at all times. Pool manufacturers and retailers are responsible for providing notices to buyers advising them of their responsibilities. Pool owners are responsible for the ongoing safety of swimming pools at all times under the legislation. If your pool fencing already complied with the old requirements then you don’t need to make any changes, however your pool will need to be inspected every three years. Spa pools meet the new rules if they have a water surface area of 5m2 or less, are at least 760mm above ground with no climbable way to get into it and have a complying lockable safety cover secured at all times the pool isn’t being used. Other spa pools needs to meet new fencing requirements. Pool owners need to have their pool fencing inspected every three years. Inspections can be carried out by the Council or a registered Independently Qualified Pool Inspector. The new legislation provides Councils with the ability to take enforcement action if people don’t follow the fencing rules.

Over 50 summer events are happening in our district as part of the Council’s Summer in Selwyn event programme, running from January to April.

For more information on the changes please see www.selwyn.govt. nz/poolquestions or call our Building team on 347 2839.

Summer events coming up over the next two weeks (shown on the opposite page) include pool parties at Darfield and Southbridge and picnics at Springfield and Springston. In February you can look forward to picnics at Lincoln, West Melton and Leeston, outdoor movies at Darfield, Rolleston and Lincoln, Music on the Green at Rolleston and Darfield, and a skate jam in Darfield. More summer events continue in March. Events are free to attend - for a complete list of summer events running until April 2017, please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/events. In addition to the events organised by the Council, eight community organised events are also planned as part of the Summer in Selwyn programme. Meet Your Street continues over the summer with visits to a number of neighbourhoods where you can meet new friends in your community – see www.selwyn.govt.nz for details.

On the roads this week Road reconstruction work continues on Gerald Street (between Springs Road and Vernon Drive). During most of the works, the road will be open to traffic both ways as normal (with traffic controls operating), however, for some of this period stop and go controls may operate, with short traffic delays occuring. Work to lay a new sewer line along East Maddisons Road has resumed. This road is currently closed from Ellington Mews to Goulds Road for this work. Work on Masefield Drive (pictured, between Lowes Road and Dryden Avene) is underway including kerb and channel and seal widening work, and footpath development. The road will remain open during work, with traffic controls in place. Road resurfacing work is planned on Old Tai Tapu Road, Birchs Road (between Trices and Leadleys Roads), Marshs Road (between SH1 and Shands Road) and Dawsons Road (between Jones and Maddisons Roads). Stop/ go traffic controls will operate at all sites. Footpath reconstruction work is also planned on West Belt and Habgood Place in Lincoln.

Partial road closures - Christchurch Southern Motorway extension On Weedons Road there is no access to Main South Road from Levi Road as a one way system is in place to allow the NZ Transport Agency to complete work for the motorway extension. Weedons Ross Road is also closed between Jones Road and SH1 to carry out utility works for this project.

Help reduce the fire risk Strong winds and excess vegetation have elevated the fire risk in the district. Selwyn is now experiencing hotter weather and more windy conditions. These conditions combined with the amount of vegetation we have in our district as a result of a wet spring creates conditions where fires can spread quickly if they are not prevented. A number of recent fires have started as a result of electric fences coming into contact with vegetation during windy conditions. You can reduce the risk of fires starting from these types of fires by either switching off electric fences (especially in strong winds) or trimming vegetation near fences. A restricted fire season is in place in the rural area of Selwyn district. Under the restrictions the only types of outdoor fires allowed are barbeques, drum fires, crop stubble firms and fires where a permit has been issued by the Council. Crop stubble fires may be more common in the coming weeks. There are a number of safety guidelines which must be observed with these fires: · people must be careful to avoid lighting fires when strong or moderate winds are occurring or are forecast · crop stubble fires may only be lit during daylight and must be out by dark · the fire must be supervised at all times · a fire break of at least 10 metres in place is required around the fire · suitable equipment must also be available to extinguish a fire · neighbouring property owners should be advised before burning. In hot weather fires can also start as a result of machinery such as lawn mowers being operated. We would recommend choosing a cooler day to operate machinery and having a water source on hand to extinguish a fire if needed.

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Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices CREATIVE COMMUNITIES FUNDING Creative Communities Selwyn has funding to support creative projects in Selwyn that strengthen our community. The fund is open to everyone to apply and the criteria is simple. The next funding round closes at 5pm, Friday 24 February. For information see www.selwyn. govt.nz/artsfunding During the last funding round these grants were distributed: · Art Group of Lincoln - $1,780 for tutor fees and hall hire · Ellesmere Art Group - $1,300 for tutor fees and school holiday programme · Arts Heart - $1,000 for exhibition costs · Ellesmere Highland Pipe Band – Rolleston Piping & Drumming School - $3,447 for tutor costs and hall hire · Prebbleton Craft Group $1,590 for craft workshops · Lorraine Jacobs - $200 for tutor and art class costs. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 25 January Rakaia Huts 9.10-9.30am

Thursday 26 January St John of God, Rolleston 1-1.30pm Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm Monday 30 January Upper Selwyn Huts 10-10.45am Lincoln University Learning Centre 11-11.30am Prebbleton Child Care 1.15- 1.30pm Rolleston Christian School 2.30-3.30pm Tuesday 31 January Burnham Kindy 9.40-10.10am Burnham Preschool 10.15-10.45am Dunsandel School 11.20am-12.10pm Dunsandel Childcare 12.20-12.40pm Paradise for Little Angels, Rolleston 1.30-2pm COMMUNITY COMMITTEE ELECTIONS Elections for community, hall and reserve committees continue in January and February. If you have a couple of hours available each month, then you could become a member of your local community committee and

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be part of making decisions on local parks, playgrounds, town beautification, community centres and other issues that affect your area. Upcoming Triennial election meetings where committee members are elected are listed under meetings below. If you are interested in joining a committee please see www.selwyn.govt.nz and come along to a meeting.

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DOG MICROCHIPPING If your dog was first registered after 30 June 2006 and is not a working dog, they are required to be microchipped. This free service is available on Friday 3 February at: · Lincoln at 9-9.30am · Leeston at 10.15-10.45am · Darfield at 11.30-12pm · Rolleston at 12.45-1.15pm Please note: · Clinics last for only 30 minutes · The Rolleston venue is in Norman Kirk Drive, other locations are outside libraries · Sessions won’t occur if wet. If you have any questions, please contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338.

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Meetings Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD

The intersection of Kidman Street, Byron Street and Tennyson Street has now reopened. There are now temporary traffic management controls in place for the remainder of the roundabout construction period and short delays may occur at times.

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Unless stated meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building Malvern Community Board Mon 23 Jan 4pm Darfield Library and Service Centre Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 1 Feb 3pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 7 Feb 1pm Council Meeting Wed 8 Feb 1pm Followed by a public Citizenship Ceremony at 6.30pm Water Race Subcommittee Mon 13 Feb 1.30pm Road Safety Committee Thurs 16 Feb 9.30am LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Triennial Election

Doyleston Community Committee Wed 8 Feb 7.30pm Doyleston Community Hall Triennial Election Dunsandel Community Committee Mon 6 Feb 7.30pm Dunsandel Sports Centre Glentunnel Community Centre Committee Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Community Centre Triennial Election Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Hororata Citizens Committee Tue 24 Jan 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 1 Feb 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Triennial Election Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 27 Jan 7.45pm Ladbrooks Community Hall Triennial Election Lake Coleridge Community Committee Fri 27 Jan 7.30pm Lake Coleridge Hall Leeston Community Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Leeston Park Association Mon 30 Jan 8pm Leeston Park Pavilion Lincoln Community Committee

Mon 13 Feb 7pm, Lincoln Event Centre, Fitzgerald Room Little Rakaia Huts Community Committee Sat 28 Jan 2pm Little Rakaia Huts Community Centre Triennial Election Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc. Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room Rhodes Park Domains Board Thurs 16 Feb 7.30pm Tai Tapu Golf Club Triennial Election Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 30 Jan 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Cameron Warr from Council will discuss development and maintenance of some Rolleston reserves including the Clock Tower Reserve. Note week late Springfield Township Committee Tue 7 Feb 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Hall Committee Thurs 2 Feb 7.30pm Springston Hall Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 1 Feb 7pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 13 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 20 Feb 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Triennial Election West Melton Community Centre Committee Tue 31 Jan 7.30pm West Melton Community Centre

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Get active in 2017 Term 1 classes start soon at Rolleston Community Centre and Lincoln Event Centre. The centres have a great range of classes for all ages from preschoolers to older adults. Class options include baby gym and movement/dance for preschoolers, yoga, spin, step, pump, basketball and skating for kids and golf. See www.lincolneventcentre.co.nz or www.rollestoncommunitycentre.co.nz for programme details or pick up a term brochure from the centres.

Leeston Library & Service Centre 19 Messines Street, Leeston Ph 347 2871

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Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2876

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(03) 347 2800 Darfield call free 318 8338 www.selwyn.govt.nz

Springfield Picnic in the Park Springfield Domain, 5.30-7.30pm With live music, bouncy castle, the Fun on Wheels trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy the summer evening

Lake Crichton Triathlon and Duathlon A community event for first-time athletes in a friendly atmosphere. Individual & team options, short & long courses. To enter see www.selwynsportstrust.org.nz

Southbridge Pool Party Southbridge Pool, 2-4pm Enjoy games, music, a sausage sizzle, prizes & pool inflatables. Free

Treaty of Waitangi workshop Darfield Library & Service Centre, 7.30-9pm A free fun, interactive & informative workshop on the Treaty, themes & questions people have & the Treaty as a framework for a multi-cultural country. Open to all. Book at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz

Picnic in the Park Springston Springston Domain, 5.30-7.30pm With live music, bouncy castle, the events trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes & free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic & enjoy!

Lincoln Kiwiana Market Lincoln Green, 10am-1pm A family day out with pavlova, whitebait, hokey pokey biscuits, ice cream, kiwiana gifts, native plants, Hunt the Kiwi Treasure Hunt, games & NZ music. See www.facebook.com/ lincolnmarket

Lincoln Envirotown Working Bee Mahoe Reserve, 2pm Help clean up weeds at the reserve (Boundary Road, Lincoln). Please bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses & a bucket if you can. Contact Sue on 329 5858 for details

Waitangi Day Community Country Picnic Darfield Domain, 10am-2pm A community country picnic for the family. Celebrate all things country with games, food, history & music

Waitangi Day Bus Tour Join the Ellesmere Historical Society to visit the Acton & Langley homesteads, Lake Hood & the Ashburton Aviation Museum. To book phone Roger on 324 3648 or Wendy on 329 1877

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Broughton sprints to four golds „„ By Tom Doudney UP-AND-COMING athlete Maia Broughton, who last month broke a 44-year-old under-16 Canterbury 200m record, has again shone at the recent Colgate Games in Invercargill. Broughton, 14, of Rolleston, returned with four gold medals and was one of five outstanding young athletes to receive the Colgate-Palmolive Nick Willis Scholarship Award. The scholarship earned Broughton a $500 donation which she can put towards sports gear, coaching and other resources to help her toward her goals. Her gold medals were in the 100m, 200m, 400m and longjump events, while she was also part of the bronze medalwinning Selwyn Athletic Club relay team. Last month Broughton broke the 200m record previously held by her own coach Bev Peterson, a former Commonwealth Games athlete, with her time of 24.99 seconds at the National Secondary Schools Athletics Championships in Auckland. She said winning four golds and the scholarship at the Colgate Games was “so cool” and she would spend the scholarship on some new gear and travel expenses for upcoming events. She

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GOOD HAUL: Maia Broughton (centre) on the podium after winning gold in the 200m race. Altogether she won four golds and a team bronze at the Colgate Games. ​

will be travelling to Hamilton in March for the Athletics New Zealand Track and Field Championships. Altogether the 35 Selwyn Athletic Club athletes competing at the Colgate Games brought home 17 medals and 42 pennants. Pennants are awarded instead of medals for the younger children in grades seven to nine. Aside from Broughton, four of the club’s other athletes won gold medals. They were Jessica Langridge in the grade 10 girls discus, Charlotte Mercer in the grade 11 girls 400m, Kayla Simons in the grade 11 girls 1200m track walk and Jessica Dalton in

the grade 12 girls track walk. Three Selwyn Athletic Club athletes received pennants in all the events they entered. Jody McCarthy Dempsey, competing in the grade nine girls won the 200m, long jump and shot put, second in the discus, 100m, and relay. Neihana Mata’afa, competing in the grade nine boys, won the shot put and discus, was second in the 100m and third in the 60m, 200m and boys’ relay. Eli Craig, competing in grade seven boys, was part of the winning relay team, was second in the 100m and third in the 60m, 200m, long jump and shot put.

FAST FEET: Kayla Simons (left) won gold in the track walk. Meanwhile, Chloe Edbon Collings, received her first pennant, a gold in the grade seven girls discus.

GIVING HER ALL: Charlotte Mercer (left) competed in the grade 11 girls 200m. She received the silver medal in this race and went on to earn gold in the 400m.

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Combined tennis competition’s first round played „„ By Tom Doudney THE FIRST round of a new tennis competition featuring teams from Ellesmere, Malvern and North Canterbury was played on Saturday. An Ellesmere Tennis Sub-Association spokesperson said that if it went well, Mid-Canterbury would look at joining the competition next year. Senior tennis had been struggling for numbers in recent seasons, not just in Canterbury but elsewhere in New Zealand as well, and the combined competition would mean each team would have more teams to play against. “It’s basically because we have got a shortage of women, there are plenty of men around,” the spokesperson said. With teams consisting of four men and four women, this had posed a problem. The spokesperson said tennis had to compete with many more sports these days to attract young girls to play it at school, which had hurt numbers at the senior level. The new competition features five Ellesmere teams – Prebbleton-Lincoln, Tai Tapu, Killinchy,

Rolleston and Springston; four from Malvern – West Melton, Courtenay, and two from Kirwee; and three from North Canterbury – Ashley, Kaiapoi and Woodend. It features two pools of six. Last Saturday’s results will be used to assess which teams should be put in the higher or lower of the two pools. A combined competition between Ellesmere and Malvern had been trialled two years ago but the spokesperson said the Ellesmere teams had proved too strong for their Malvern opposition. “This might even it out, hopefully, and we will have a good competition,” the spokesperson said.

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Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm There’s no obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly club. Some boards will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. No fee. Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Bee-Bots Story Adventure Thursday, 10am-noon Bee-bots are a fun robot for juniors. Explore a story with a beebot and learn basic robotic skills. Bookings are essential. This session will suit children aged five to sevenyears-old and will cost $7. Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Picnic in the Park Thursday, 5.30-7.30pm Enjoy family activities with the Selwyn Events games trailer, live music, bouncy castles, facepainting, pedalmania, Adam Allsorts and plenty more for the whole family. There will be activities for all ages and prizes up for grabs. A free sausage sizzle will be available but people are encouraged to pack a picnic and make an evening of it. Springfield Domain Treaty of Waitangi Workshop Monday, 7.30-9pm [Edition datE]

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A free, fun, interactive and informative workshop on why and how the treaty has come to prominence. The session will cover themes and questions people have and look at the treaty as a framework for a multi-cultural country. This will be relevant to all, whether you have been in New Zealand for generations or are new to the country. Book at www. selwynlibraries.co.nz Darfield Library, 1 South Tce, Darfield Lincoln High School Production Tuesday, 10am and 11.30am Lincoln High School senior drama students will perform three stories in a 40-minute production. These will include A Pirate Story, Aesop’s The Tortoise and the Hare fable as well as a story about speaking up called Oliver Has Something to Say. There will be singing and games played between stories. All profits will be donated to KidsCan, a charity which helps children living in poverty. Tickets will cost $4 per seat (cash only), meaning mothers with children sitting on their lap will pay for one seat only. Door sales will be available for those who haven’t booked, but the hall has a 220-seat capacity Lincoln High School hall

WATER FEATURES: Bring the kids and make a splash at the Southbridge Pool Party on Sunday, 2-4pm. The inflatable pool equipment will be out, the DJ will be playing and there will be games, music, prizes and a sausage sizzle. The pool is located on High St.

Markets this weekend The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand-made crafts West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 10am-2pm, next to Farmlands on South Tce, Darfield. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm,

CONTINUING EDUCATION Christchurch School of Music The Christchurch School of Music is a family-oriented community aimed at providing quality music education in and around Christchurch. We have an exciting offer for all new enrolments for 2017, where you will receive $775 worth of lessons for just $450! All you have to do is click here to enrol before January 15th, 2017: http://www.csm.org.nz/enrol/ This deal includes: 1 year of group lessons for beginners on recorder, flute, clarinet, violin, ukulele, guitar or voice (worth $525), FREE instrument hire where instruments are available (worth $110), FREE joining of a performance ensemble for the second semester (worth $140). We also have individual lessons and ensembles for a wide range of instruments available too, for any age and from beginner through to experienced - explore our website www. csm.org.nz to learn more. CSM is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong focus on community. On a Saturday morning the whole family can find something to suit. Preschool children can start their musical journey by joining in our experiential “Take Off with Music” while older children and adults may opt for group or individual lessons on a specific instrument (including voice). Those who

already play are welcome to join in one of the great ensembles which all take part in regular concerts including Saturday soirees and the popular annual Showcase Concert. Recitals where individuals can perform are also held regularly. CSM also provides a comprehensive music education to participating primary schools via its Outreach programmes. With programmes offered in band, strings, recorder and ukulele in a wide range of Christchurch schools this is an area of the School, which has grown fast over the last few years. Another area that has grown rapidly over the last few years is the Late Starters programme where adults approaching retirement with more time on their hands have really enjoyed learning an instrument they never had the chance to play in their early years and join an ensemble with other like-minded adults. If Saturday isn’t an option, CSM also offers a range of weekday opportunities for learning and playing music. If affordability is an issue, CSM may be able to offer a discount through funding provided by the Rata Foundation. Please contact us via our website www.csm.org.nz and let us start you on a musical journey that will bring pleasure for a lifetime.

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Outdoor Lighting & Features Can Set The Mood Outdoor lighting can set the mood for an enjoyable, comfortable outdoor experience in your own backyard.

social occasions while allowing you the opportunity to admire your garden or special features within it, right into the evening.

a garden must also be considered. Spa pools need special consideration too as the size of the spa pool determines the type of plug to be fitted given that not all spas plug into a standard domestic socket.

When determining your outdoor wiring • High level lights – For work areas and and lighting needs you may wish to lighting larger gardens, the higher the consider: light is mounted the more effective • Brightness of lights– A duller more it will be, while indirect light creating less glare is preferable which can impact for socialising on visibility. outdoors while Spotlights can also work areas be used to detract • Outdoor sound systems and speakers need stronger – There are many options from rock from areas you do spotlights. speakers to speakers recessed into the not want to see. Both types of surfeit of a house. • Outdoor lights come as • Lighting of pathways and driveways plugs – Spas, LEDs while the – Pathway and driveway lighting can electric motor replacement be subtle but should avoid shadowing operated rotisserie cost of LEDs effects that can create a safety hazard. barbecues and make them more When lighting these areas aim to have other facilities economical. even light with no dark shadows. have legal Duller more indirect light is preferable • Positioning requirements in for socialising outdoors. of lighting – relation to how Consider where they are wired. The wires on traditional lights should be positioned so they do 240 volt lights must be buried sixty not shine into people’s eyes when sitting centimetres deep while newer LED in an outdoor space. lights are safe with no requirement in • Low level garden lights – These set this regard. Protecting wiring from the scene for good conversation and damage such as someone digging

For work areas, the higher the light the more effective.

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Positioning of spotlights on garages adds to the security of a home.

Greg has considerable experience as an electrician that includes outdoor wiring such as installing pathway lighting around the Avon River and wiring Lancaster Park’s stadium lighting. He can advise you on the best options for lights, speakers, a plug for the spa pool and security as well as design an outdoor wiring and lighting plan to suit your needs. A Electrical can be contacted on: 03 379 6644, by emailing Greg at: greg@aelectrical.co.nz or call into 35 Rochester Crescent, Rolleston.

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Carry Out Those Resolutions You are back from holidays and feeling rejuvenated. One of your New Year resolutions is to get the house and yard looking smarter. Make the most of your new found energy to make changes around your home and garden. Even if the credit card has taken a beating in the lead up to Christmas and after a holiday, you can still have a clean-out and smarten the place up. Be ruthless when deciding to chuck those items that have been in storage for what seems forever. Look at each object and ask: • Do we have a need for it? • Will we ever use it? • Is there any other purpose we could put this to? • Will we ever do it? • Is there someone we know who would find this useful?

them to use. For example, Aunt Agatha’s Gnome might be given a paint job and hidden somewhere in the garden for little ones to discover. You could even get the teenagers onto the job who might also paint murals on sheets of plywood for decorating a tired looking fence. Old venetian blinds could be cut up for plant labels in the vegetable garden though you are unlikely to need all the slats for this. Rags can be cut into thin strips for tying up plants. A few colourful glass wine bottles might be buried upside down in the garden with the dent filled with water for butterfly drink stations. Old letterboxes can be converted into bird feeding stations or nesting boxes. Old cups and saucers also make good bird feeders when fitted on a pole or fixed to the top of a fence while chipped bowls and jugs, old buckets, tins, boots, baths, basins, furniture and even the inside of an old washing machine or dryer can be converted into plant pots then painted up or left al naturel.

converted into a trellis where the mesh is replaced with wire or string for the vines to climb up. Old lamp stands, larger umbrella frames and cane furniture can also be used in this way. Convert an old plastic rubbish bin (preferably one that has a lid) into a liquid fertiliser station. Drop in a bag of horse manure or even garden weeds and fill with water. Leave for a few weeks before using. An old pot could be used for scooping and the water to pour on plants as needed. There is a certain level of satisfaction in having a clean-up and even more when old items are given a new lease of life so have fun and let your imagination take over.

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Ever since she worked in hospitality and before becoming a mother, Sue Giddens had dreamed of opening her own restaurant. “I wanted to devote my time to raising my three girls so operating a restaurant was not an option at that point,” says Sue. As her daughters grew up, Sue and husband, Chris began looking for a property that offered the potential for a restaurant business, eventually finding what was to become their dream home. “The property had the bones but it required a lot of work,” confesses Sue. “When the girls saw the place they thought we were mad. It had been a nursery and then a furniture maker who did some antique restoration owned the property. It was in a pretty sad state with the grounds completely overgrown with weeds waste high in places and piles of rubbish.” Sue and Chris spent many hours turning the overgrown garden into a place of beauty and tranquillity, as well as creating herb and potager gardens to provide fresh produce for the restaurant. The windowless nursery sheds were converted into useful buildings with extensive use of recycled materials to create ambience such as old bricks used for paths and paved courtyards. “We saved wood destined for the scrap heap. I fossicked through antique and second hand shops along with hours spent trawling Trade Me for treasures,”

reminisces Sue who collected curious memorabilia for around the gardens and inside the restaurant buildings. There was so much work to do that holidays were replaced by the occasional long weekend. Seven years later with their dream realised, Sue felt it was time to share what they had created with others. “It’s been a wonderful journey and I feel privileged. We’re the curators of a BEFORE: A pit full of rubbish beautiful setting which should be shared the size of a swimming pool with others. I want our restaurant and BEFORE: The original herb garden space. filled the area that is now Sue’s garden to be lovely and something potager garden. everyone can enjoy,” adds Sue. Aptly named, Memorys Restaurant where wonderful memories are created, it was the setting for the wedding of Sue and Chris’ youngest daughter making another wonderful memory for the family. Memorys Restaurant, located on the road to Leeston just out of Springston, is set in a unique and delightful setting. It is suitable for any occasion whether a short break over a hot cuppa, lunch, or an intimate group gathering for a special occasion. AFTER: The courtyard is paved with recycled bricks. Memorys Restaurant is a place for creating wonderful memories of times shared, meals enjoyed and peaceful places.

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Make Your Yard An Exciting And Adventurous Playground Fresh air and exercise are two essential ingredients for all children and what better way to accomplish this than turn your backyard into an area that children want to spend time in. Trampolines are often the first large play item parents purchase, entertaining children for long periods as they bounce up and down and use up excess energy. Children need variety with climbing frames, huts and sporting fixtures all ideal while basketball hoops are a must. These are especially ideal as children grow into their teens. The will pat the ball on the driveway repeatedly before flinging it towards the hoop for hours at a time. They are affordable fun and easy to fix into place. Other items might be brought out for a time then stowed away such as hoops to climb through, water slides, paddling pools, water tables and tents. Shop purchased slides; swings and other playground equipment provide entertainment. Often these are age related and will need replacing as the children grow. There is usually a market for second hand play equipment though if purchasing in this way, thoroughly check its condition to ensure it is still safe to

use, not rusty and does not play sessions and need have loose parts. not be purpose built. It might be an old Established gardens shipping container provide lots of opportunity (for a rather large for play. A rope secured to establishment) or built a solid tree branch with an out of wood on hand as old tyre or branch attached long as it is structurally at the base makes a great sound and will not swing often in a sheltered collapse. Old wooden spot. If concerned about row boats can also the safety aspect, rubber provide fun so if you matting could be fitted Rubber matting can be happen to come across under the area. fitted under swings to one, consider how it Sandpits too are a great make them safer. might be incorporated investment, costing so into your yard especially if you have the little for what will provide children with space to accommodate it. hours of fun as they play with trucks, Even an overgrown garden or diggers and even kitchen items such as a one thick with shrubbery can be sieve. a stimulus for imaginative play Children of all ages love huts and if you whether it be hide and seek or are brave, tree huts are especially exciting. another game. Germinate the idea A hut can stimulate many imaginative for a game with your children then let them take over. A BMX track might be created simply by shifting dirt, something the children themselves could help with. While we can often be cautious and even precious about keeping

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Be Safe Around Water This Summer It only takes a moment for a child to drown! This is a common message and one we cannot forget when children are playing in or near the water – something they love to do. Beaches, rivers, lakes and pools are great places for family fun. Whether boating, water skiing, bodyboarding, surfing or frolicking around the water take care so have a happy day and lasting good memories. Children need constant supervision anywhere around water, with pools and spa pools the single most dangerous places for pre-school children. Fencing home pools and spa pools helps keep children out however, pool covers offer

no guarantee that a child cannot access the water and children have drowned by climbing under these.

Child drownings in home pools have been mostly due to a lack of supervision and some have been when other children have supervising. Older siblings may seem This reinforces the importance of responsible but they can get distracted having a suitable pool fence that cannot or not fully comprehend the danger for a be climbed over with a childproof pool younger child in deeper water. It means gate that is always kept shut. Avoid that children are only safe if diligently stacking things against the pool fence too, supervised by an adult. as a child could use these to climb into the pool area. This includes cutting back trees Toddlers from 18 months on can be and shrubs that are near the fence. taught basic water safety, like waiting for the adults before entering a pool area and The law requires all pool owners to taking care when walking near water. advise their local council that a pool is Three years of age is a good time for a on their property, and to have a wellchild to have proper swimming lessons. maintained childproof fence along with a This will give them confidence in the self-closing childproof gate and opening water however, it will not guarantee that system. they can save themselves if they get into strife, reinforcing the importance of constant supervision of children around water.

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Gardening Put in a plan if you go on holiday IF YOU are spending the last week of the school holidays away from your garden, neglecting it can lead to problems. However, with careful planning, these problems can be reduced if not avoided. Firstly, try not having your vege garden ‘peaking’ at this time, this may mean not planting anything new until you return from holiday or planting short growing crops now which you can harvest before heading away. Mulch your garden and potted plants with pea straw or crushed bark. It’s vital in maintaining a healthy garden and hinders water evaporation, keeping the moisture in the soil. As a guide, a good layer of mulch should be applied approximately 50-100mm thick around plants. Watering is an essential part of a healthy gardening over the summer months. If you have an irrigation system, install a timer or ask a helpful neighbour to water your garden while you are away. Don’t forget about your indoor plants as they can suffer as temperatures inside intensify. If necessary, reposition your plants away from very sunny windows. There are watering solutions for indoor plants such as drip spikes or water globes. Simply screw the drip spikes onto a plastic water bottle and place it into the soil. It will release water to the plant. Have a good look in garden stores or

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ESSENTIAL: Water your garden through a timer. Early morning or late evening are the best times to irrigate.

weeks. Some top tips when it comes to watering you garden throughout summer are: • With many plants (trees and shrubs particularly), if they

are not watered well and regularly over the hotter summer months, they will stop growing. If you maintain a consistent regime then you can expect excellent results with continued growth through the hot summer months. • Be regular when watering your garden. Little and often is best, avoiding the hottest part of the day when plants are heat stressed. Once a day in the early morning or evening up to three times a week should be

plenty. • Some plants such as roses do require deep watering to encourage deep root development. So apply extra water to those plant types in the early part of the day. Avoid getting foliage wet as this can promote the spread of disease on plants like tomatoes and roses. Aim for the root zone instead. •Water until it begins to puddle on top of the soil which means the soil has reached its water holding capacity.

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Could you please give advice on how long you can leave potatoes in the ground without them rotting and when should you stop watering them?

There are a couple of telling signs to indicate that it is time to stop watering your potatoes. The potatoes will have large tops and have finished flowering. The lower leaves will start to go yellow which means that the growing cycle has reached maturity and the tops are dying off. This is the time to stop watering.

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Depending on the soil type, potatoes may be left in the ground and lifted as needed once they have dried off their tops (this applies mainly to main crop potatoes from late March onwards). Some early potatoes may regrow if left in the ground in the summer time. Often people will leave their potatoes in the ground and only dig as needed. They find that they seem to keep better this way. As long as the crop has not been infected with any blight, you should find that it doesn’t rot. If you are wanting to use that area for new crops, then you would need to remove the potatoes by the end of August. Additionally, if the ground is very heavy or prone to water logging then you will want to lift the crop before the winter weather makes the soil too wet and cold.

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Muscle Car Madness is on this weekend

It is a matter of days until the long awaited 27th Trillo Metals Muscle Car Madness, with car enthusiasts and those just curious gearing up for this year’s event. This year, two Ford Highboy Roadsters are coming from America. One is owned by Lance Sandford who hails all the way from Tracy in California while the other is the prized possession of Dave Thomas from Westchester in Pennsylvania. Another

attraction will be Tim Bott’s home built wooden surf wagon. There will also be a great line up of ten bands including the ‘Hillbilly Hellcats’ from Colorado who will play around 2.30pm each day, along with ‘Baxter’ from Australia, ‘Sign of the Firebird’, ‘Brothers Grimm’, ‘Sound Control’ and the ‘Wingers’, a great “little kids” band. Following on from last year’s amazing success, Airbrush Venturi will be returning with a huge two day demonstration, and the ever popular Retro Beauty Competition will be held once again. This is scheduled for Saturday afternoon with classes for all ages including the ‘youngsters’. If you are interested in entering this competition, be in quick by contacting Kaye, at kabellababy@gmail. Dave Thomas from Pennsylvania coming for the show.

Napier’s Marineland Street Rods are bringing thirty cars to celebrate their club’s 50th anniversary. There will be Falcons, Holdens, Mustangs, Camaros, classic cars, hot rods, ‘blood curdling’ muscle cars, classic motorcycles and choppers in the show arena, along with many other prized vehicles. At 1.15pm each day there will also be plenty of noise from the burnout pad with a few tyres left worse for Tim Bott’s home built wooden surf wagon. wear afterwards. Muscle Car Madness is the largest com. Muscle Car Madness is a family oriented show of its kind in New Zealand. It kicks off event with something for everyone. There with a ‘street party’ in Rangiora’s main street will be craft and trade stalls, a wide range of this Thursday (26th January) from 6-9pm, food and drink, licensed bar, sixties clothing when cars will be on display, a live band will and souvenirs including a wide range of be playing and local bars and cafes will be T-shirts in ten colours that sell for only $25 open. Spectator public viewing runs from and include children’s sizing. In previous years, over 1,200 cars have 10am on Saturday and Sunday (28th and been on display on either day. With 29th January). Entry is: adults – $16, something different to see each day giving children 5-15 years – $2, under-5 free; there is plenty of reason to attend on both family concessions – $35 with no limit Saturday and Sunday, especially as a two-day on the number of children. For more ticket is discounted to $28 (available at the information phone: 03 312 5535 or 03 347 gate on Saturday during public hours only). 8388. This event covers the automotive spectrum, explaining why members from In previous years, over 1,200 cars have been on display on either day. With something different to see each day giving there is plenty of reason to attend.

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Ensuring a positive motoring year Whether the holiday is over or about to begin, now is a good time to think about your life behind the wheel of a vehicle. Having a reliable motor vehicle is easier now than it once was so it is not uncommon for us to expect it to keep running, month after month, doing little more than putting fuel in the tank. As trusty as they are, modern motor vehicles do breakdown. Regular checking of the oil and water along with servicing of the vehicle is needed. We should also pay attention to the tread on the tyres, having wheel alignments carried out and tyres replaced when necessary to ensure safe manoeuvring when driving. Warrant of Fitness checks and registering the motor vehicle must also be attended to, to stay within the law. Why not diary these in now for the year ahead, along dates to have the car, van, truck or motorcycle serviced. You may even book these in with your automotive centre. If just back from holiday, consider having your vehicle checked over, especially if long

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Driven Optima tempts in shrinking market „„ By Ross Kiddie ELEGANCE, STYLE and performance don’t always go hand-in-hand in motor vehicle manufacture. But Korea’s Kia Corporation has certainly done that with the new mid-to-large sedan, the Optima. Well, when I say new, the Optima is mostly all new, it has a new chassis and it is bigger than before, but it looks little different, it still has the same sleek body style, and the latest iteration builds on those values I’ve just mentioned. The Optima reeks of flair and fashion, it sits low and it has a body style that oozes desire, that element is also carried over to the interior, the entire car has had a refresh with a renewed emphasis on quality trim and materials. There is little difference in price either, in fact it could well be cheaper than the outgoing model depending on specification. Limited specification comes in at $48,990; for that money the Optima comes well specced, major features include satellite navigation, radar cruise control, full leather trim with heated front seats with electric seat adjustment, heated steering wheel and paddle shift gearbox.

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It’s fair to say, though, the evaluation car was top spec, an EX variant sits $3200 below that and it would probably be my choice given it doesn’t miss out on much and it has cloth trim which is my preference. All that aside, both variants get a 2.4-litre petrol engine. It’s not a new unit, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if has had a bit of a makeover in terms of refinement, such is the quiet and sophisticated way the Optima drives, the engine is a major part of the hushed way in which the car travels. And as I eluded to in

my introduction, the Optima isn’t short on performance. Rated at 138kW and 241Nm, the twin-camshaft, 16-valve unit has plenty of urge. It drives through the low and close ratios of a six-speed automatic gearbox, together the driveline promotes swift acceleration and easy momentum when it reaches the driver’s desired speed. It’s hard to detect how hard the engine is working, for a big block four-cylinder it is uncannily subdued, and even under acceleration sound is well isolated from the cabin.

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Michelin Pilot rubber (235/45 x 18in), the sport specification tyres have strong grip properties along with little sound. They are also partly responsible for the strong steering feel, the driver is fully involved with the handling process. Creating a new car and building on the success of its predecessor is a complicated and difficult process, but Kia has always done that well, and the Optima is a good example of how sophisticated the modern sedan has come to be. It’s just a pity that the sedan market in languishing in an age where a buyer’s first choice is generally a sport utility vehicle. Good cars like the Optima deserve to do better.

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WEEDONS 88 Berketts Road

DARFIELD 1682 Clintons Road

Set upon 4 hectares, fenced into 9 horse proof paddocks, this delightful4 bedroom property offers all of the benefits of modern living whilst retaining all of the character of its era. Completely renovated internally and externally in 2007, this home is beautifully set up for large families. The additional 2 bedroom, 130m2 self-contained flat is an added bonus. The option also exists to exist to purchase the neighbouring 8 hectare property (see listing ROL53329) VIEW By Appointment

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An incredible opportunity has arisen to purchase a 2 hectare, bare block of land on the ever-popular, Clintons Road. Private, rear section with mountain views. Build your dream home and reap the benefits of owning a lifestyle block, without sacrificing proximity to township, town water supply, and rubbish collection. Ideally situated between Bangor Road and Mulholland Drive. Viewing is a must! Interested parties advised to act quickly. Call today to arrange a time. VIEW By Appointment

Lucinda Ebbett

WEB ID ROL53325

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Don't delay - secure your section today! VIEW By Appointment

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Presenting your home

for sale?

The way you present your home not only makes selling it easier, but it may sell faster and increase the price a buyer is prepared to pay.

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he presentation of your home doesn’t mean spending thousands on an upgrade either! So why wouldn’t you want to do everything possible to make it appealing to prospective purchasers? Street appeal The exterior of your home is the first thing buyers will see, so the property needs to look well-kept and inviting. Take a look at your place from the street and see it through a buyer’s eyes. So, cut the lawns, trim trees, plants and hedges, add some garden lights and place a nice pot or plant by the front door. Ensure the house exterior is cleaned or freshened with new paint if necessary, hose down drives, paths and fences, put stylish new numbers on the house and perhaps buy a funky new letter box! Make an entrance Even if your entrance or hallway is small, you can still give it some wow! A large mirror adds light and makes an entrance look twice the size. Fresh flowers, candles or a stylish piece of art create an inviting first impression. Ensure floors are clean whether timber, tiles or carpet.

Create space Light, air and space are three key factors in presenting a home to the best advantage. Open up curtains and windows and use lamps and light fittings for mood and ambience. Arrange furniture to maximise space and remove items that make the room appear cramped. Fresh feel Freshen rooms with new paint if necessary, but aim for neutral tones which are more versatile for buyers. Add a splash of colour in cushions, throws, artwork or a vase of flowers. Invest in a new duvet or bedspread and always make the bed!

Clear out clutter Storage space sells but clutter complicates! Clean out your cupboards, shelves and garage, and get rid of unnecessary clutter. Buyers inspect wardrobes and cupboards so tidy them up and reduce the number of photos, books, nicknacks on display – they distract buyers, too! Beautify the bathroom Replace or resurface fittings if necessary, but otherwise you can simply beautify your bathroom with thorough and fastidious cleaning, thick opulent towels, a tray of beautiful soaps and some lush, green plants. Invest in a new shower curtain or laundry hamper, and maybe a sleek, modern towel rail. Clean clean clean Cleaning is a mandatory part of selling your home: have carpets, rugs and upholstery commercially cleaned and sanitised, clean drapes and blinds to look like new, polish glass and furniture, wash down all surfaces and fittings in the bathroom and kitchen, clean all light fittings, wash windows inside and out, deodorise your home to eliminate

any odours from pets, cooking or smoke. Outdoor spaces Even a small patio, deck or terrace can be enhanced with a café table and chairs. Add some colourful accessories – placemats, candle lamps, pots and plants, and there you have an extra living area. If space is not limited, hang a hammock, string some outdoor lights, position a garden sculpture or create a water feature that buyers will love. Hire a handyman Squeaking doors, dripping taps, cracked tiles, broken fences, leaking toilets or appliances that don’t work are a turn-off for buyers. If you can’t repair or replace things yourself, then hire a handyman to make sure everything in your home works as it should. Finish it first Buyers want to see a finished home, not one that’s still being fixed! So finish everything before you list your home for sale, then launch it onto the market when it looks its absolute best – you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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OPEN HOME WEB ID ROL53383

BROADFIELD 378 Weedons Road If you're looking for a high quality, well established lifestyle block, in a highly sought after location, this needs to be on your must view list! This 320m2 home was built in 2003 by the award winning, Peter Ray Builders, & offers all the comforts of modern family living. The open plan kitchen/dining/living area is a fantastic family space. Large doors that open out onto a patio area which encompasses the home, allow for wonderful indoor/outdoor flow. A separate lounge complete with large home entertainment system

adjoins the open plan living area, & also opens up to the VIEW Sunday 29 Jan 2.00 - 3.00pm outdoor area, providing a wonderful space for family DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 16th February, living or entertaining. 2017 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior) The stunning section & gardens need to be seen to be appreciated. A range of fruit specimen & shelter trees provide a real feeling of privacy and tranquillity, along with the established vege gardens. The 10 acres of land is fenced into 3 paddocks with fencing and is complimented by a 4 bay implement shed & a good set of cattle yards.

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Are you the lucky one? With a lovely aspect & features to impress, this property is ready & waiting for one lucky buyer! The interconnecting living rooms capture the sunshine, whilst the home chef will appreciate the generous bench & cupboard space that the modern kitchen & WIP offer. The bedrooms are all of a good size & are complemented by 2 stylish bathrooms, plus there is oodles of storage... something every home needs! There’s also undertile heating in the bathrooms & kitchen, a handy study nook + a fully landscaped & secure section with irrigation. Set in a lovely street in Levi Park, with playgrounds & a tennis court nearby, this 2 year young home will appeal to young & old. Quick settlement available.

For Sale Offers over $569,000 View Sunday 12.15pm-12.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22735 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22735 Leesa Barrie 027 947 1200 leesa.barrie@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Rolleston 4 Butler Court This 253m2 4 bedroom family home is sure to impress. Positioned on a large 919m2 (shared driveway) fully fenced & landscaped section this home is located close to all amenities. Offering generous storage, separate laundry & toilet with basin, undertile heating & two heat pumps, quality features & appliances throughout. The ensuite has a large double tiled shower & a luxurious spa bath. Entertaining will be a breeze with the updated stylish & sleek kitchen as the central hub of the home with open plan dining, living & a large separate lounge. You will be impressed with the large deck that wraps itself down the north facing side of the property. Towards the back of the home is a large fort for the kids to play with. Call now to view or see you at the open home!

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Rolleston 14 Rembrandt Drive This sizeable, cleverly designed 4 double bedroom + study family home set in the heart of Rolleston is a must to view. A grand entryway leads you through double doors to the sunny & spacious living/dining room, which is overlooked by the well equipped open plan kitchen. Sliding doors lead you outside to a large partially covered patio. A separate lounge is another great sized room for relaxing in & offers lovely views out to the beautifully landscaped & fully fenced 835sqm section. The master bedroom is set at the other end of the house giving you a private retreat with an ensuite. The 3 remaining bedrooms are serviced by a family size bathroom & separate toilet. With good off street parking & close to all the local amenities, you need to see this fantastic property!

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For Sale Offers over $589,000 View Sunday 2.15pm - 2.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22727 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22727 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537 leisa.webster@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Space, Style & Serenity!

For Sale Offers over $609,000 View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22729 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22729 Leisa Webster 027 722 5537 leisa.webster@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Boasting spacious rooms throughout & sitting pretty on 1727sqm of fully landscaped gardens, is this 4 bedroom plus study family home. From the inviting tiled entryway you pass the sizeable separate lounge. The entry also leads to the stylish kitchen/living/dining, where 2 sets of french doors open to a deck designed for entertaining. The well-appointed kitchen comes complete with 2 ovens, sleek bench tops, a double fridge space & a walk in pantry. The grand master boasts a tiled double shower & dual vanities in the ensuite, a WIR & french doors to the deck. The 3 remaining bedrooms are all large doubles. A further bonus is the consented plans for a triple garage & workshop - call now to view!

For Sale Offers over $740,000 View Sunday 3.15pm - 3.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22705 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22705 Emma George 027 555 0568 emma.george@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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Rolleston 64 Quartz Drive

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Stunning home with reserve outlook! Be wowed with this beautiful 3 bedroom home set across from the reserve offering the feeling of space and a beautiful outlook. From the moment you pull up outside, this immaculate home will capture your attention from the great street appeal through to the generous sized bedrooms and great indoor outdoor flow to the sunning established gardens. The open plan kitchen living dining enjoys the benefits of the spacious views to the reserve, or look out to the array of colour in the private back yard. Well set up for you to enjoy your outdoor entertaining with family and friends, or just sit back with a good book under the archgola and enjoy the peace and serenity this beautiful home offers. Call to view!

For Sale Offers over $519,000 View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22713 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22713 Angela Hunt 021 548 777 angela.hunt@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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See the new year in with this captivating home. Set on a 1057 sqm private and secure section down a right of way there is plenty of space for kids and pets to run around as well as room for boats, trailers and caravans. Heading inside from an entertaining patio area, sliders lead you to a large open plan living area, sleek kitchen and dining area that soaks up all day sun. There is plenty of room here for large families while a heat pump keeps the temperature required. Upstairs leads to 3 bedrooms and study, with the master bedroom semi attached to the stylish bathroom. With plenty of off street parking also available this would be a great start to the year for a family who enjoy outdoor living and need room for additional camping or outdoor adventure toys.

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For Sale $512,000 View Sunday 2.00pm - 2.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22714 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22714 Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com Leisa Webster 027 722 5537 leisa.webster@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Rolleston 3 Vasari Grange Finally, a home that ticks all the boxes! Have you been spending your weekends searching for a home that not only offers the space you crave, but an ideal location, and all the modern conveniences of a new home? Look no further. Offering four bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living and a wonderfully sunny, fully secure section of 777sqm - this one has it all. Year round comfort is assured by the heat pump, log burner, heat transfer system and double glazing - but if you do venture out, you will find the Rolleston shops, community and early childhood centres all within easy walking distance. Recently re-carpeted and beautifully presented for sale - this home is ready for you to view!

Rolleston 57 Brookside Road

Rolleston 32 Riverstone Drive

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This beautifully designed 269m2 home captures all day sun & has a layout that has taken modern day living needs on board. It is well positioned to take full advantage of its fabulous indoor/outdoor flow to the covered outdoor entertaining area and garden. Centrally located, the expertly Offers over $749,000 View Sunday 2.30pm - 3.00pm planned kitchen certainly has the ’wow’ factor with its www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22596 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22596 extensive work tops, impressive cupboard space, 90cms oven & walk in pantry with sink. There are many sought after Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 features you’ll appreciate, which include superior tiled sarah.booth@raywhite.com bathrooms, a separate laundry, 4 fabulously proportioned Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford bedrooms, feature skylights, a log burner & two heat pumps 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 for year round comfort and hugely desirable 3 car garaging Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd with drive-thru. Don’t wait too long - call now to view! LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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For Sale Offers over $529,000 View Sunday 1.30pm - 2.00pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22684 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22684 Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643 melanie.elliott@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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Rolleston 13 Frame Crescent

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Prebbleton 4 Florin Place

Garaging galore plus lots more!

It's All In The Detail!

So rare & yet so sought after, the 1916m2 section provides huge amounts of off street parking for caravans, trailers, motor homes, boats or company vehicles, whilst maintaining a lovely garden setting for the whole family to enjoy. The 4 car garaging, workshop & attached sleepout (with bathroom) are sure to excite the most avid car collector, hoarder or home handyman with all the storage space on offer here. Internally, this extensive residence comprises 4 spacious double bedrooms, an open plan living room with its entertainer’s kitchen & a formal lounge, all of which enjoy an open aspect to the large rear garden. Homes of this calibre, size & versatility don’t come along every day. Call to view!

This fully landscaped & beautifully presented home will impress you with the over height stud & large windows in the thoughtfully planned living spaces. The designer kitchen offers a walk in pantry, stone tops & a 90cm freestanding oven which is complimented by further black accents. The light infused living opens with two oversized sliders to the gorgeous courtyard & outdoor entertainment area. The formal lounge is an extension of the living & features a central gas fire. There are 4 double bedrooms including the master with it’s large walk in robe, inbuilt cabinetry, ensuite & double tiled shower. The main bathroom mirrors the detailed finishes & offers the ’WOW’ factor. This executive home is a must see!

For Sale Offers over $799,000 View Sunday 3.15pm - 3.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22672 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22672 Sarah Booth 027 527 8258 sarah.booth@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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For Sale Offers over $799,000 View Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22635 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22635 Emma George 027 555 0568 emma.george@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Springston 482 Bethels Road

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Dunsandel 6 Albert James Place

4 beds + Study on 10 Acres!

2 houses & 1 acre of lifestyle bliss!

Featuring 4 double bedrooms & study, the master has an ensuite and large wardrobe then the further 3 generous double bedrooms are serviced with a bathroom, separate shower room and is located on its own wing. The modern central kitchen featuring a breakfast bar overlooks the dining and living area and flows to the large sunny lounge then through the slider to the extensive patio overlooking the beautifully planted grounds. As well as the triple garage, the block also boasts a great 6 bay shed, 1 bay is enclosed with a concrete floor. There are 3 large paddocks and an arena set up, which would be great for horses. There is water to the paddocks and electric fencing too. Don’t delay - call to view!

The large main family home boasts great living spaces including separate living areas either side of the well positioned kitchen, which all flow out to the sun drenched deck. The garage which has been lined and half converted into a rumpus room adds scope to suit your circumstances. There are 2 bedrooms down stairs and a full wet floor shower. Upstairs you are greeted with a great sized landing which could be utilised as a study area or 3rd living. The Master bedroom offers great space, a his and her wardrobe option and an en-suite. The 2 bedroom cottage boasts open plan living areas, functional kitchen and all in one bathroom. Also set up with paddocks and a 4 bay shed. Call to view!

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For Sale Offers over $819,000 incl. GST View Sunday 2.15pm - 2.45pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22536 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22536 Angela Hunt 021 548 777 Angela.hunt@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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For Sale Offers over $664,000 View Sunday 12.00pm - 12.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22702 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22702 Angela Hunt 021 548 777 angela.hunt@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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Darfield 13 Kimberley Road

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Rakaia 33 Bridge Street

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VENDORS WANT OFFERS!

Tranquil garden setting!

Located in the popular township of Darfield, an easy drive from the city, is this three bedroom home that offers a sought after 1/4 acre section, perfect for extra vehicles, pets and kids. The home itself is very tidy but has scope for you to redecorate, really make it your own and add value. Within easy walking distance to shops, schools & parks you can’t go wrong with the location either. Our vendors plans are set and their instructions are very clear "this property needs to go". Call today to arrange a time to view before it is too late!

This stunning, character home is enchanting from the moment you walk through the entry to the manicured, award winning gardens. Beautiful woodwork can be found throughout this light and airy home. The three bedrooms are generous in size. The spacious lounge has a heat pump, open plan kitchen, dining / living area also boasts a wood burner and HRV to keep the home warm and dry in the winter and cool in the summer months. This secure established 1012sqm section offers plenty of room for the children and pets to enjoy. Separate laundry, double garage plus another single and ample off street parking. Please call for a private viewing or see you at the open home!

For Sale $379,000 View Sunday 11.00am - 11.30am www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22720 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22720 Melissa Warrington 027 279 4362 melissa.warrington@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

For Sale $379,000 View Saturday 2.00pm - 2.30pm www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22699 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22699 Nyressa Vincent 027 515 7045 nyressa.vincent@raywhite.com Brendan ’Big Red’ Shefford 027 224 4733 Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Kirwee 60 Painters Road Painters Road Masterpiece - With Water Rights! Located on the fringe of West Melton, and offering 13.57ha of highly versatile land with water rights, extensive shedding and a stunning family home, this is a property worth dropping everything to view. Set back from the road at the end of a tree lined drive, the original Lockwood home offers a flexible layout, featuring 3/4 generous bedrooms and three spacious living areas that all enjoy views to the mature sheltered gardens that surround the home. Surrounding the home, the remaining land has been divided into 6 paddocks, one of which benefits from the presence of a water race. Fully fenced and sheltered on all boundaries, shedding is also plentiful, comprising a total of 11 bays, 2 of which are enclosed and powered. Our owners have loved their time on this property and hold cherished memories of the last 16 years, however, the time has now come to downsize and their instructions are clear - this magnificent property must now be sold. Offered for sale by auction if not sold prior, the property will be sold plus GST if any.

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Auction 12.00pm, Friday 10th February 2017 (unless sold prior) View by appointment www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22694 rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22694 Melanie Elliott 027 635 2643 melanie.elliott@raywhite.com Brendan Shefford 027 224 4733 brendan.shefford@raywhite.com Rolleston Office 03 347 9988 Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008)


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RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL

Licenced under REAA 2008

OPEN HOME

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Location, Location, Location

Rolleston

Landbanker, Lifestyle, Location

Rolleston

Located in the established tree-lined ´Hamlet´ subdivision, is this four-bedroom, two-bathroom gem. Its handy location just a short 400m walk to the Rolleston community centre, reserve and the town centre will benefit both young and old. Boasting undeniable street appeal, this home includes modern open-plan kitchen and dining, a second living area and seamless outdoor flow to a sheltered outdoor living area. Sited for the sun, this home ticks the extra boxes, complete with log burner, heat pump and heat transfer, walk-in robe, en-suite, pop-up sprinklers and double garage.

ENQUIRIES OVER $529,000

This beautiful three hectare lifestyle block is great buying for the lifestyler with an eye to the future. Located close to Rolleston and with residential development edging closer, it is a land banking opportunity for the shrewd purchaser. The attractive 200m², three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is set amongst established shelter with a stunning rural outlook. The house has an openplan kitchen and living area, with separate formal dining or lounge room. Heated with a log burner and heat transfer to every room. Well fenced with own bore, three-bay barn and large double garage.

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: LEE25253

OPEN HOME Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm 25 Othello Drive

www.pggwre.co.nz ID: LEE25315

Wilton Atkins B 03 341 4301 M 027 606 0660

Top Shelf Dairy Farm

Bankside

• 242.46ha, currently milking 740 cows, fully automated 50-bail rotary dairy shed • Irrigation with CPW Water applied by rotorainers plus one pivot • Highly-productive pastures on good dairying soils • Well sheltered and fenced • Plenty of shed storage and good calf rearing facilities • Good housing with four-bedroom executive dwelling, plus staff houses

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION

(Unless Sold Prior) Closes 2.00pm, Wednesday 22 February OPEN HOME Sunday 2.30 to 3.30pm 710 Selwyn Road

Wilton Atkins B 03 341 4301 M 027 606 0660

Plus GST (if any)

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Peter McCorkindale B 03 341 4301 M 027 594 5190

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Sales Manager/Auctioneer M 027 437 6298

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Outdoor rooms J

ust because the outdoor space doesn’t have walls, that doesn’t change the basic principles applied to any design project inside your home. With a few simple fundamentals to guide you, you’ll soon see how easy it is to create a beautiful outdoor room you’ll love entertaining and relaxing in throughout the warm days and balmy nights of summer. Key considerations include style, function, lighting and mood, and remember that your outdoor room ought to be an extension of the look you’ve created within your home, which reflects your personality and lifestyle. FOCAL POINT Beginning, as with any room of the home, a space must always have a focal point to anchor the space. For some, this may be a bar or barbeque area, a large dining table, or a chill-out zone with couches or loungers. Outdoor fireplaces are becoming more and more popular as our living areas blend seamlessly between indoor and outdoor entertaining throughout the changing of the seasons. They can serve not only practical purpose of somewhere to gather around to warm as the nights get shorter, an outdoor fire can make a stunning feature or room divider for any outdoor living area. Water feature like a pond with beautiful Koi fish can also service as a great outdoor focal point, creating a tranquil environment in which to relax and unwind in, or create a meditative Japanese rock garden which your outdoor area can overlook. IN THE ZONE If you already have a large terrace or outdoor area, a blank canvas is a great

place to start. If you have a particularly large outdoor area, dividing the space into zones makes for a more functional and aesthetically pleasing space. You can do this by using a number of different elements, such as contrasting flooring materials or by creating different levels of decking. However, if you’re after a seamless indoor/ outdoor flow or wish to create the illusion of more space, use the same flooring materials indoors and out. Divisions can also be made with the clever positioning of furniture. Use modular seating to create divisions between zones, and are also an ideal way to camouflage ugly walls. Create privacy and soften sharp angels. Living walls, an ever-increasing popular vertical plant system, can be either free standing to create different outdoor areas and can be on wheels to easily transform your outdoor space at a moments notice. Play with height and scale with various types of planters, whether you use hanging planters to draw the eye upwards, or oversized planter pots to add drama. GO WITH THE FLOW Creating a great indoor/outdoor flow is easily created by opening up your kitchen with bi-fold doors or windows to create a servery or bar for easy entertaining. If you are building your home from the ground up, you may want to design an outdoor room which lies at the very epicentre of the building with rooms opening onto the communal courtyard with bi-fold doors. FUNCTION OVER FORM Consider what you intend to use your

outdoor space for. If you don’t plan on eating outside, there’s no need for a dining table, but buy some comfortable outdoor seating instead, and if you only intend on sitting outdoors during the evening, then don’t waste money on awnings and umbrellas, and invest the money in an outdoor fireplace which you will actually use. ATMOSPHERE Create unique and personalised outdoor decor with textiles and homewares from your travels, your favourite antique shop, or make your own shell garlands or wreaths from beach holidays. String up fairy lights or lanterns to create a festive mood in the evenings.

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Visually pleasing and instantly appealing, this brand-new build defines contemporary living & showcases a superb combination of uncompromised style, quality & comfort. Thoughtfully planned & beautifully executed, this home has been designed with ease of living front of mind & offers relaxing spaces for lounging, dining & entertaining. With four double bedrooms and stunning bathrooms, this home is definitely a show-stopper! Contact Chris or Mike now to find out how this could be your next home.

OFFeRS OveR $740,000

1 Ashboult Street, Halswell ONe MORe LISTeD! OFFeRS OveR $973,000

prepare to say WOW! Located in the prestigious Gainsborough Estate, this stunning 348 sqm (more or less) 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home will impress with its thoughtful design and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. An exquisite kitchen with attached walk through scullery flows through to expansive living areas which in turn open out onto beautifully landscaped

Mike Goatley 027 249 5561

Chris Finnerty 021 274 6041

outdoor living. The large fully insulated double garage is complimented by a separate fully insulated & heated workshop - which could also be used as a games room. Situated on a spacious 2244 sqm, this is an enviable lifestyle. A pleasure to present, your viewing is a must! Contact Mike now for further information.

Trevor McIvor 027 444 2814

Nicola Curtis Administrator

OFFeRS OveR $634,000

Julz Sibbe Administrator

Simply Superb in a Quality Suburb Buyers who desire a near new abode in a thriving location will be drawn to this stylish four-bedroom home that is just two years young. Beautifully presented and constructed by Platinum Homes, this property has been thoughtfully designed and has an emphasis on laid-back living. Four double bedrooms provide ample accommodation, with a lovely open plan kitchen/dining/living, plus a separate formal lounge offering flexible living. Located in the sought after Longhurst subdivision, high interest is expected. Contact Mike today for your opportunity to view.

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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District

Living Areas The composition of a home’s living areas is relevant for functionality and in matching the personalities of those living there. Many house designs have open plan living with a central living area and maybe a separate lounge or media room off this space. The number and placement of windows and doors is significant, not just in relation to whether you like sun in the home or prefer a cooler situation but also in terms of indoor outdoor flow, along with age and lifestyle of the family. When examining house plans, consider how sliders or bi-folds facilitate indoor/outdoor flow. Do they access the best part of the yard? An example being doors that face the east or south through which a cool breeze may come. Depending on structural aspects of the house, the positioning of specific windows and doors may be switched around for a given section, on which a house is to be built. Other considerations relate to home furnishings. We are often quick to consider placement of the television yet overlook a bookcase or other piece of furniture we will want in the living area. Think about lounge suites, sofas and easy chairs, especially if you do not intend to replace existing furniture. Measure each piece of furniture and consider how it will fit within the dimensions of particular living spaces on a house plan. To help you in gaining an idea of space, mark out the size of each room of a house plan, in either a large room or on a lawn. Next, mark

out where each piece of furniture will be placed. Walk around the marked objects considering the spatiality and how the various pieces work together. This exercise may lead you to decide to replace some furniture after all. Alternatively, you may change some aspect of the design or even A separate lounge or media room can offer a place to relax or choose another plan. escape to. If the size of the living area is fixed due to budget or another factor, consider the type of furniture to be placed in each room. Bulky lounge suites take up more space than smaller modernistic easy chairs with finer lines that are still functional. The age of children who will live in the home is also significant. Open plan is great for young children as they can be watched while playing. It is nice though, to have a room to escape to especially as the children get older so a separate lounge can be an attractive option. This room may also be a children’s play area complete with television set. The square metre size of a house is relevant here. The feeling of spaciousness can be sacrificed if a separate lounge is incorporated into a smaller home. Getting your living area right starts with you; your family’s needs, your lifestyle and what you would like, with your budget also likely to play a factor. Open plan provides a spacious feeling.

Open plan allows young children to be watched while playing.

A separate lounge can be an attractive option. Easy chairs with finer lines take up less space.


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So you’ve decided to build a new home. Before you dive in boots and all, there are a number of steps that need to be followed. cover all the bases when building a home. Step 1: Finance Firstly, it is important to organise your finances in advance in order to work out what you can realistically afford. There is little point getting excited about an impending building project if you have no idea how far your finances will stretch. Draw up a realistic budget of your present household expenses to see whether building a new home is in fact feasible. Once you have an idea of how much money you are able to outlay without causing yourself excessive hardship, it is time to start investigating the cost involved when constructing your new home. Step 2: purchaSing a Section Buying the right section is an essential part of the building process and as such, there are a number of important things that need to be considered. Is the section close to all necessary amenities, such as schools, shops, hospitals and public transport? Does it have a view, plenty of sun, privacy and good drainage, or is it prone to flooding, windy and miles away from civilisation? Visit at different times of the day, in different weather conditions and if time is on your side, different times of the year to see how much sun it gets in the winter when the sun is at its lowest. Also, take into consideration its potential as a building site – is access difficult? This

could have an impact on building costs. Find out from your local council what services, such as water, sewage, power, phone and gas, are connected to the site. Check whether there is good television and mobile phone reception, or whether your new address means you have to scale the clothesline and hold your phone in an obscure position just to send a text message. The neighbourhood can also be a contentious issue when purchasing a section. What are the neighbours like, and are their properties well-kept? Are there overhanging trees that could cause a nuisance? Could there be a noise problem from them or their pets? Get a feel of the area, listening for traffic, animals or noisy machinery that is in use around the clock. If there is vacant land adjacent to your proposed site, find out whether the council has any plans for it and what can and can’t be built there. Before buying the section, you also need to find out what is in your council’s district plan, and what resource consents you might need. You also need to request a LIM report, which is held by your local council and outlines all information pertaining to your section regarding rates, land features, environmental issues, restrictions on land or building use, resource consents issued, potential contaminations, details about

septic tanks, hazardous substances and storm water or sewage drains. The report may also contain information about sacred areas and may also provide aerial photographs. This information may help you make the all-important decision to either buy the section or leave it alone. It will also give you an indication as to whether the purchase price is fair. Step 3: chooSe and BrieF the deSigner Before deciding on a designer for your building project, it is necessary to conduct some research in order to find out which type will suit you best. Speak to a few before making your choice and liaise with them periodically once work on the design of your home has commenced. Get involved by gathering ideas for materials, fixtures, fittings and discuss them with your designer.

Step 4: Finding a builder Once the plans are drawn, the materials have been chosen and your finance is arranged, the next step in the building process is likely to be finding a builder. Hiring the right builder is crucial to the whole building experience. People who have been involved in building a house typically report that the key factor in making it a happy experience is finding a good builder and subcontractors. The most common things that soured their building experience were poor workmanship, contractors not turning up, no communication, complaints overlooked, problems left unresolved, messages ignored and delays. In contrast, people who had positive experiences reported that the builders they had hired were highly skilled, honest, knowledgeable, patient and sympathetic to their goals and budget.

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Cool comfort When the heat hits, there are a few key points to keep in mind. Some are simple, immediate solutions, while others are great to bear in mind when rebuilding or renovating.

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verheating in New Zealand homes is a common problem. However, passive cooling keeps your home at a comfortable, constant temperature throughout the hottest days and nights without the need for air conditioning. This system works by utilising shade and insulation to keep heat at bay during the summer, heat-storing materials such as concrete to absorb heat that it releases later in the day when it cools down outdoors, and breeze and air circulation inside your home to keep temperatures down. PASSIVE COOLING Passive cooling is something to be seriously considered during the design process on any rebuild or renovation project. Air conditioning can be expensive in the long run with electricity costs, while implementing sustainable options in the design of your home will save you and the planet. Good design strikes a balance between keeping in the warmth during the cooler months and keeping it cool during the warmer months, and providing ventilation in order to bring fresh, healthy air into your home.

temperature is higher than the temperature of the thermal mass. Positioned where it will get direct sun in winter, but not in summer, will keep the air temperature cool during the warmer months. Many passive cooling solutions can easily be added in retrospect to existing homes, too. Shading can be achieved either by installing blinds on the inside or awnings over the windows on the outside. Other fixed shading options include eaves, pergolas, fixed louvres and covered balconies. EAVES Eaves should be designed to let as much light in as possible in winter, but keep the sun out in the summer. The specific design depends upon the amount of glazing in your home, which way it faces and the amount of sunlight you prefer to let in.

THERMAL MASS Materials with high thermal mass, like concrete, brick and stone, can be maximised for floors and walls. Combined with the right insulation in the right place, thermal mass materials will absorb heat as long as the air

SHADE Calling on the expert advise of a seasoned landscape designer can provide valuable shade. Taking the sun’s path into account clever planting will provide shade during the summer, while allowing in light during the winter. Deciduous vines and trees let winter sun through while still giving shade in the summer. Ground-cover plants keep surface and ground temperatures lower in summer and also reduces glare. A shaded courtyard adjacent to the main living area can act as a cool air well.

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HAREWOOD 27 Crofton Road

Thurs 26th Jan, 1pm-1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge, 450m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 31st Jan at 1pm (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1588, Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

HUNTSBURY 1/31a Huntsbury Avenue

Thurs 26th Jan 2.15pm – 3pm, 3 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 303m2 section, $729,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1597, Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Thurs 26TH Jan, 5.15pm -5.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section, Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586, Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

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HAREWOOD 27 Crofton Road

WEEDONS 358 Maddisons Road,

Thurs 26th Jan 2pm - 2.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car gge, 4ha section AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1592 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

AVONHEAD 218 Maidstone Road

Sun 29th Jan 1pm -1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 530m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1587 Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

BRYNDWR 15 Bateman Ave

Sun 29th Jan, 11.30am – 12pm, 2 Bed, 1 Bthrm, 2 Car Offers over $449,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22730

COALGATE 26 King Street

Sun 29th Jan, 12.15pm - 12.45pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, on 1117m2 section Offers over $329,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22698

DARFIELD 13 Kimberley Road

Sun 29th Jan, 11am – 11.30am, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 1 car on 1012m2 section $379,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22720

DUNSANDEL 6 Albert James place

Sun 29th Jan, 12pm – 12.30pm, 5 bed, 3 bthrms, 4 car on 5459m2 section Offers over $664,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22702

GREENDALE 924 Telegraph Road

Sun 29th Jan, 12pm - 12.30pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 10.135ha $835,000 Plus GST DAR25073 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

HALSWELL 40 Edward Stafford Ave

Sun 29th Jan, 11am – 11.30am, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 4 car on 700m2 section Deadline Sale, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22719

HALSWELL 1 Ashboult St,

Sun 29th Jan, 2.30pm - 3pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, almost new home in Longhurst subdivision Offers over $634,000, Mike Goatley 0272495561 One Agency Real Estate Specialists

HAREWOOD 27 Crofton Road

Sun 29th Jan, 1pm - 1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge, 450m2 section Deadline Sale, all offers presented 31st Jan at 1pm (USP) www.harcourts. co.nz ID#RL1588 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

HEI HEI 155 Gilberthorpes Road

Sun 29th Jan, 2pm - 2.30pm, 2 dbl bdrm, very sunny, fully fenced property. Great first home. Price reduced to $339,000, Ph Cheryl Hunt 027 430-3906 Mike Pero Real Estate

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LEESTON 9 Spring Place

Sun 29th Jan, 12.30pm -1pm, 3 dbl bdrm, perm material, 3 car garaging, fully fenced sunny property Price reduced to $414,000, Ph Cheryl Hunt 027 4303906 Mike Pero Real Estate

LEESTON 11 Slattery Lane

Sun 29th Jan, 11.45am-12.15pm, 2 Bdrm townhouse on easy care section. One only at this price!$369,000, Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522, stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/106

LEESTON 81 Market Street

Sun 29th Jan, 12.30pm-1pm, Tidy 3Bdrm, Affordable and a great location. Neg over $409,000, Cameron McRae M 027 7696 696, cameron@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/079

LEESTON 1 Lambie Street

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm-1.45pm 3 Bdrm as good as new & so affordable. $429,000, Cameron McRae M 027 7696 696, cameron@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/044

LEESTON 21 Clausen Avenue,

Sun 29th Jan, 2.30pm - 3.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 1 car gge, 280m2 section Price by negotiation, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1600 Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

LEESTON 23 Clausen Avenue

Sun 29th Jan, 2.30 - 3.30 pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 1 car gge, 280m2 section Price by negotiation, www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1601 Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

LEESTON 416b Drain Road

Sun 29th Jan, 3.30pm - 4pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm,2 car 899m2 section in ROW Offers over $439,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22733

PHILLIPSTOWN 60 Bordesley Street

Sun 29th Jan , 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car on 560m2 section Offers over $429,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22682

PREBBLETON 58 Cairnbrae Drive

Sun 29th Jan 1pm -1.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 557m2 section $685,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1572 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

PREBBLETON 4 Florin Place

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 toilets, 2 Car, 700m2 Section Offers over $799,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22635

PRESTON PARK 81 Georgina Street,

Sun 29th Jan 12pm - 12.30pm, 4 bdrm, 1 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 500m2 section $599,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1557 Harcourts Rolleston – Natalie 027 943 6413

RAKAIA 32a Elizabeth Ave,

Sun 29thJan, 11.30am - 12pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bath funky & unique home Offers over $359,000, Trevor McIvor 027 444 2814 One Agency Real Estate Specialists

Sat 28th Jan, 1pm - 1.30pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge, 450m2 section, Deadline Sale, all offers presented 31st Jan at 1pm (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1588. Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

HUNTSBURY 1/31a Huntsbury Avenue

Sat 28th Jan , 2.15pm – 3pm, 3 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 303m2 section $729,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1597 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

RAKAIA 33 Bridge Street

Sat 28th Jan, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrm, 3 car on 1012m2 section, $379,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22699

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sat 28th Jan, 12pm – 12.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 39 McCauley Street,

Sat 28th Jan 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 626m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1598 Harcourts Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887

ROLLESTON 12 Baxter Crescent

Sat 28th Jan , 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 3 living, 3 car gge, 1653m2 section Deadline sale, all offers presented 8 February (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1595 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

SOCKBURN 14 Carbine Place

Sat 28th Jan, 1pm - 1.45pm, 3 bdrm, 1 bthrm, 1 living, 2 car gge, 718m2 section Price by Negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1591 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) ph 027 777 8080

SOMERFIELD 253 Ashgrove Tce

Sat 28th Jan, 12.30pm – 1pm, 3 bed , 2 bthrms, 2 car on 927m2 section Auction, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22709

ROLLESTON 199 Brookside Road

ROLLESTON 14 Rembrandt Drive

ROLLESTON 83 Beaumont Drive

ROLLESTON 32 Riverstone Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 11am - 11.30am, Brand new 4 bedrm,2 bthrm, dbl garage, perm material $569,000 Ph Cheryl Hunt 027 430 3906 Mike Pero Real Estate Sun 29th Jan, 11.30am – 12pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 2 Car on 759m2 Section Offers over $629,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22728

ROLLESTON 10 Tawton Lane

Sun 29th Jan, 11.45am-12.15pm, New build 4 Bedroom Executive home. Neg over $610,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, jackie@marealestate.co.nz, Matson & Allan

ROLLESTON 17 Goldrush Lane

Sun 29th Jan, 12pm -12.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2 car gge, 1019m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1586 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 31 Sheridan Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 12pm - 12.30pm, 6 bed. 3 bthrms. 3 car on 2658m2 section $965,000. Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22616

ROLLESTON 19 Stern Crescent

Sun 29th Jan, 12.15pm - 12.45pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 567m2 section Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22735

ROLLESTON 4 Haymakers Crescent

Sun 29th Jan, 12.30pm - 1pm, Stunning 4 Bdrm with standout street appeal. Neg over 549,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate. co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/090

ROLLESTON 24 Overbury Crescent

Sun 29th Jan, 12.30pm – 1pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 3 car on 760m2 section Offers over $599,000 Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22632

Sun 29th Jan, 2.15pm - 2.45pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 835m2 section Offers over $589,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22727 Sun 29th Jan, 2.30pm - 3pm, 4bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 999m2 section Offers over $749,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22596

ROLLESTON 710 Selwyn Road

Sun 29th Jan, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, 3ha, three bed, two bthrms, log burner, heat transfer, own bore, 3 bay barn, dble garage Deadline Private Treaty (Unless Sold Prior) Closes 2pm, Wed 22 Feb 2017 LEE25315, PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

ROLLESTON 18 Manor Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 2.45pm – 3.15pm, 3 bed 2 bthrms, 3 car on 1719m2 section $625,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22642

ROLLESTON 39 Stanford Way

Sun 29th Jan, 2.45pm-3.15pm, Fine contemporary living on 840m2. Neg over $629,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/072

ROLLESTON 19 Fernham Way

Sun 29th Jan, 3pm – 3.30pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 608m2 section Offers over $499,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz /RLL22662

ROLLESTON 13 Frame Crescent

Sun 29th Jan, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 4 Bed, Rumpus, 2 Bthrms, 4 Car, 1916m2 Section Offers over $799, 000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22672

ROLLESTON 246 Dunns Crossing Road

Sun 29th Jan, 3.15pm – 3.45pm, 4 b ed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 1727m2 section Offers over $740,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22705

ROLLESTON 39 McCauley Street,

ROLLESTON 5 Wedgewood Row

ROLLESTON – 25 Othello Drive

ROLLESTON 8 Waterbridge Way

Sun 29th Jan 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 bthrm, 2 car gge, 626m2 section Price by negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1598 Harcourts Rolleston – Katie 021 135 0887 Sun 29 Jan, 1pm – 2pm, 4 bdrms, two bthrms, log burner, heat pump, heat transfer, double drive-through garage Enquiries over $529,000 LEE25253, PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Wilton Atkins 027 606 0660

ROLLESTON 1 Lignite Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm, 5 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 787m2 section Offers over $585,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22700

ROLLESTON 30 Seymour Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm Spacious & stylish 4 Bedroom home. Neg over $549,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/021

ROLLESTON 89 Rolleston Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm - 1.45pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 764m2 section Offers over $549,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22715

ROLLESTON 4 Butler Court

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm - 1.45pm, 4 bed. 2 bthrms, 2 car on 253m2 section Offers over $609,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22729

ROLLESTON 10 Goldie Place

Sun 29th Jan, 1.30pm - 2pm, 4 bed + study, 2 bthrms, 2car, 838m2 section Offers over $569,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/ RLL22721

ROLLESTON 3 Vasari Grange

Sun 29th Jan, 1.30pm, - 2pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 777m2 Section Offers over $529,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22684

ROLLESTON 22A Sheridan Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 1.45pm – 2.15pm, 4 bed,2 bthrms, 2 car on 1457m2 section $795,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22710

Sun 29th Jan,3.30pm-4pm, Spacious 4 Bdrm on 1397m2. Priced reduced to sell. Neg over 560,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/087 Sun 29th Jan, 3.45pm – 4.15pm, 3 bdrm, 2 bath bespoke new home, landscaped 1207sqm section Price By Negotiation, Mike Goatley 027 249 5561 One Agency Real Estate Specialists

SOCKBURN 46a Showgate Ave

Sun 29th Jan, 12.15pm - 12.45pm, 3 bed, 1 bthrm, 2 car garaging Offers over $465,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22732

SOMERFIELD 253 Ashgrove Tce

Sat 29th Jan, 11am – 11.30am, 3 bed , 2 bthrms, 2 car on 927m2 section Auction, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22709

SOUTHBRIDGE 29 Sarsfield Street

Sun 29th Jan, 4pm - 4.30pm, Fully renovated home on huge 1509m2 section. $395,000, Stephan Knowler M 027 2299522, stephan@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/066

SPRINGFIELD 15 Pall Mall Street

Sun 29th Jan, 1pm -1.30pm, 3 beds, 1 bthrm on 1188m² $319,000 Incl GST DAR25159 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417

SPRINGSTON 482 Bethels Road

Sun 29th Jan, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 Bed, 2 Bthrms, 3 Car on 4 ha Offers over $819,000 incl. GST, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22536

WEEDONS 358 Maddisons Road,

Sun 29th Jan 2pm - 2.30pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car gge, 4ha section AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1592 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) 027 777 8080

WEST MELTON 1046 Railway Road

Sun 29th Jan, 1pm - 1.45pm, 4 bed, 1 bthrms, 6 car on 16550m2 section Offers over $660,000, Ray White Rolleston, wwwrwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22677

ROLLESTON 64 Lewis Crescent

WEST MELTON 1 Dalton Way

ROLLESTON 358 Maddisons Road,

WEST MELTON 29 Finlays Road

ROLLESTON 57 Brookside Road

WEST MELTON 1/1658 West Coast Road

ROLLESTON 12 Baxter Crescent

WEST MELTON 6 Jacqueline Drive

Sun 29th Jan,2pm-2.30pm, Contemporary & opulent living on 794m2. Neg over $645,000, Jackie Derrick M 027 636 3576, E jackie@marealestate.co.nz Matson & Allan, www.marealestate.co.nz/095 Sun 29th Jan, 2pm -2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 2 living, 2+ car gge, 4ha section AUCTION: 9 February 2017 (USP) www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1592 Harcourts Rolleston – Richard (Taitie) ph 027 777 8080 Sun 29th Jan, 2pm - 2.30pm, 3 bed 1 bthrm, 2 car on 1057m2 section Offers over $519,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22714 Sun 29th Jan , 2pm - 2.45pm, 4 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 3 living, 3 car gge, 1653m2 section Deadline sale, all offers presented 8 February (USP) www.harcourts. co.nz ID#RL1595 Harcourts Rolleston – Shona ph 027 229 3657

ROLLESTON 3 Bavaria Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 5 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car with drive through on 947m2 section Offers over $749,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston. co.nz/RLL22624

ROLLESTON 101 Shillingford Boulevard

Sun 29th Jan, 2.15pm – 2.45pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms, 2 car on 727m2 section Offers over $585,000, Ray White Rolleston, www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22723

Sun 29th Jan, 1.15pm – 1.45pm,4 bdrm, 3 bath, 348sqm home,2244sqm landscaped section. Offers over $973,000, Mike Goatley 027 249 5561 One Agency Real Estate Specialists Sun 29th Jan 2pm - 2.30pm, 3 bdrm, 1 living, 1 bthrm, 4 car gge, 4ha lifestyle section $690,000 www.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1548 Harcourts RollestonKatie 021 135 0887 Sun 29th Jan, 2.30pm -3pm, 3 beds, 2 bthrm on 4.21ha $925,000 Plus GST (if any) DAR24725 PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ph Min Cookson 027 249 5417 Sun 29th Jan, 2.45pm - 3.15pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrms 2 car on 900m2 section Offers over $699,000, Ray White Rolleston 222.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22620

WEST MELTON 632 Hoskyns Road

Sun 29th Jan, 3pm – 3.45pm, 3bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car on 4.001ha Offers over $899,000 +gst, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston.co.nz/RLL22688

WEST MELTON 39 Jacks Drive

Sun 29th Jan, 3.30pm – 4pm, 4 bed, 2 bthrm, 2 car, sep laundry, 1301 0m2 property Offers over $699,000, Ray White Rolleston www.rwrolleston. co.nz/RRL22619

For full details of all Open Homes. Please contact the Real Estate companies. Check out The Selwyn Times Property Directory every Tuesday for the Best of property in the Selwyn District.


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M-A ‘The MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED

ROLLESTON - 64 Lewis Crescent

n y w l Se Experts’ ROLLESTON - 30 Seymour Drive

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CONTEMPORARY & OPULENT LIVING • Start your 2017 off in this stunningly built property • Contemporary design • 236sqm 4 double bedroom home • Centrally located kitchen with gas hob & ample storage space • Stacking ranch slider doors from the dining/living area • Timber deck & expansive private outdoor dining • Master offers a spacious ensuite, WIR & ranch slider to your very own deck • Well sited to optimise the back yard space • Stunning entrance way • Double internal access garage & boat parking

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Open Home: Sun 2.00pm - 2.30pm Price: Offers Over $645,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/095

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 jackie@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON - 5 Wedgewood Row

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• 1397m2 secure section • 2 living areas • Separate lounge with log burner • 4 bedrooms - master with ensuite • Separate laundry • Double internal access garage • Ample parking • Fantastic location • Walking distance to Clearview School

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Open Home: Sun 12.30pm - 1.00pm Price: Neg Over $549,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/090

LEESTON - 11 Slattery Lane

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MASSIVE DISCOUNT AVAILABLE ONE ONLY AT THIS PRICE!

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• Special one off price • Brand new town house • 2 bedrooms with open plan living • Attached garage and fully landscaped • Easy care section

Open Home: Sun 2.45pm - 3.15pm Price: Neg Over $629,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/072

Open Home: Sun 11.45am - 12.15pm Price: $369,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/106

Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 jackie@marealestate.co.nz

Cameron McRae Mb 027 7696 696 cameron@marealestate.co.nz

LEESTON - 8 Fibonacci Way

LEESTON - 29 & 42 Carston Street

PERFECT FOR HOMESTART GRANT AND KIWISAVER BUYERS!

ONLY 2 SECTIONS LEFT IN LEESTON • Last two sections in Leeston • Private cul de sac location • All services available • 650m2 in size • Title has been issued

• New four bedroom home • Two bathrooms with open plan living • Double garage attached • Fully Landscaped 777m2 home • Nearing completion Price: $469,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/967

Price: From $125,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/104

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Cameron McRae Mb 027 7696 696 cameron@marealestate.co.nz

LEESTON - 19 Mountain View Place

SOUTHBRIDGE - 29 Sarsfield Street

LOOKING FOR THAT GENUINE FAMILY HOME WITH BIT OF THE WOW FACTOR?

FULLY RENOVATED HOME ON HUGE 1509M2 SECTION

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• Fully renovated 3 bedroom home • New kitchen, bathroom & carpets • Four car garaging and 1503m2 section • Fantastic street close to all amenities • Immediate possession available

• Five/Four bedroom home • Stunning new kitchen • Two bathroom and loads of living • Outdoor dining and mature setting • Located on rural fringe with great views Price: Offers over $535,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/101

Open Home: Sun 4.00pm - 4.30pm Price: $395,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/066

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz

Stephan Knowler Mb 027 229 9522 stephan@marealestate.co.nz

ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930

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Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 jackie@marealestate.co.nz

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• Architecturally designed with northern aspect • Block, cedar & hebel exterior • 3 double sized bedrooms • Designer kitchen • Beautifully specified bathrooms • Open plan living opens to private outdoor entertaining • Good heating with gas fire, double glazing, insulation & heatpumps • Study nook • Separate laundry • Double internal access garaging • Well landscaped 840m2 section

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Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 jackie@marealestate.co.nz

FINE CONTEMPORARY LIVING

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Open Home: Sun 1.15pm - 1.45pm Price: Neg Over $549,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/021

STUNNING WITH STAND OUT STREET APPEAL • 623sqm section • 4 bedrooms • Centrally located kitchen • 2 living areas • Sizable master bedroom with WIR & ensuite • Well sited for the sun & outdoor entertaining • LED lighting & heat pump • Double internal access garage

Open Home: Sun 3.30pm - 4.00pm Price: Neg Over $560,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/087

ROLLESTON - 39 Standford Way

Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657

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ROLLESTON - 4 Haymakers Crescent

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VENDORS ON THE MOVE "PRICE REDUCED TO SELL!"

Licensed REAA2008

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SPACIOUS AND STYLISH FOUR BEDROOM HOME • 211m2 4 bedroom home • 2 large living areas • Kitchen with large walk in pantry • Master with WIR & ensuite • North facing 640m2 section • LED lighting & ample storage • Drive through garage • Few mins drive from supermarkets, medical centre & schools

Residential Lifestyle Rural Property

LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704

Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576

Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522

DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Cameron McRae 027 769 6696

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690

Sue Robinson 021 409 050

www.marealestate.co.nz

Juliet Flanagan

Connie van der Klei

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