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Plan to close Lincoln bank „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding POOR PATRONAGE at Westpac’s branch in Lincoln has led to its planned closure. It is in consultation with staff with the intention of closing the branch by February 20. A Westpac spokeswoman told Selwyn Times while it was aware of the township’s population increase, “certainly from a branch point of view it has just become very quiet”. But it would not make any further comments on the branch’s decline in patronage. “We are talking to staff at the moment. Until that process is complete and we have got their feedback, we don’t have any further comment to make,” the spokeswoman said. Lincoln’s population is projected to grow to 9190 by 2025. It comes after Westpac said population shifts as a result of the earthquakes and an increase in online transactions was the reason for the proposed closure of several Christchurch branches, including Lincoln. If the closure goes ahead, Westpac would look to transfer affected staff to other branches and an ATM would remain in

POTENTIAL CLOSURE: Westpac Lincoln may close as a result of low patronage. PHOTO: ANDREW KING

the township. Hammer Hardware owner Lynn carried on,” he said. Online transactions have Townsend said it is a significant Lincoln Hair Design owner increased by 66 per cent in five loss to the town. Diane Clark was gutted to hear years while customers But he said about the closure using mobile-only it probably and it would not help devices has increased comes due to a bring more people from 24 to 39 per cent fragmentation into the township. in the last two years. caused by “I don’t understand Lincoln businesses commercial what their motives are and the public have hubs spread all to be quite honest,” criticised the closure over Lincoln. she said. plan. His late The Lincoln Pantry The proposal mother Marion owner Phillippa Boa comes at a time Townsend said it will be a shame when commercial campaigned to see a business Amy Adams Grant Miller developments are for the go, but she believed beginning to boom in Lincoln Canterbury Savings Bank to another business would step into with work under way at Vernon move to Lincoln which Westpac its place Drive and Rosemerryn. took over. It has been seen as a Lincoln Club president and “Westpac took over and disappointing move by Selwyn

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from the editor’s desk THERE’S NOT much hope the Westpac branch in Lincoln will be saved (see page 1). While the bank says they won’t know until a consultation period with staff runs its course, it looks like it’s a done deal. And that’s a shame. The bank says declining patronage and increasing internet banking are the reasons for the planned closure. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on what’s best for you, it’s the way of the world. You may, or may not, have noticed a couple of changes to your Selwyn Times. The masthead has changed, and page 2 has also been refreshed. There’s a few more changes in the wind, too. I’ll keep you posted. Barry Clarke

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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding ELLESMERE COLLEGE could have 80 per cent of its school rebuilt. But progress has been slow as the school waits for the Ministry of Education to develop a preferred design option to help determine funding requirements. Discussions for the rebuild have been in progress for the past 18 months and a business case is currently in developGavin Kidd ment. MoE’s head of education infrastructure services Kim Shannon said the next stage is to identify a preferred option. “We do not have any further details around plans and time frames at this stage,” she said Principal Gavin Kidd said the entire school is to be rebuilt, apart from the gym and library, to modernise the school and it will receive completely new teaching blocks. “Ellesmere College was built

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largely on relocatable buildings and a lot of them were built to be shipped up and put on site. “The school has been very good at maintaining the buildings and everything but some of them are coming to the end of their life,” Mr Kidd said. Mr Kidd said it is planned that the school will be rebuilt in four stages over the next few years. So far the school has developed a concept design to help form the MoE’s option analysis. Mr Kidd said the school is waiting on a final confirmation for stage one of the designs. The MoE will meet with the

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In Brief RAPID BUS TRIAL Plans are under way to trial a new rapid bus service between Rolleston and Christchurch. Environment Canterbury is asking for input from residents on stop locations and timing. The trial is planned to begin early next year. The service will consist of three trips in the morning and three trips in the afternoon. To ensure a fast journey with minimal delays, the number of pick-up and drop-off points will be limited to three to four locations at each end. To help plan the best service for Rolleston passengers complete ECan’s survey at http://www. metroinfo.co.nz before Sunday. RETAIL OUTLET OPENED The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery officially opened doors to more than 50 awaiting customers on Friday as part of the new Rolleston development at 15 Masefield Drive. The new site offers products across both brands, in about 5500 sq m of floor space. The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery CEO Pejman Okhovat said he was excited by the new store, and anticipates the colocation of the two brands will provide customers with a more convenient way of shopping.

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MORE EVENTS than ever before have been packed into the annual Summer in Selwyn which starts on Friday. More than 70 district council and community events are planned in Selwyn as part of programme, which will run until April. District council senior events and recreation adviser Dave Tippett said there will be something for everyone to enjoy. He said the district council will present more events than previous years, including Christmas parades, community markets, fêtes, picnics, and fitness-related activities. There will be two drive-in movies at Rolleston and Darfield, and two outdoor movies at Lincoln and Leeston as part of the Spectrum Lighting and Sound outdoor family movies. Either park up and tune in to the special frequency on your car radio, or bring a seat, bean bag or blanket to sit on in front of the huge outdoor screen. The Faringdon summer pool parties will include a special Christmas pool party at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, and events at the Darfield and Southbridge community pools. A DJ will be playing, with inflatable

SUMMERTIME: The outdoor movies are set to return as part of the Summer in Selwyn programme. ​

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Upcoming events: •Until Monday, December 18: Cantastic Christmas, all district libraries. •Friday to January 26: Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO, all district libraries. •Friday: Leeston Santa Parade, 5.30pm, Leeston. •Sunday: Rolleston Kids’ Market, 10am-noon, Rolleston Community Centre. •December 6: Christmas Storytimes, 6–7pm, Leeston Library. •December 9: Lincoln Christmas Parade and Market, 9am, Gerald St. •December 10: Christmas Picnic in the Park – Darfield,

3pm, Westview Park. •December 12: Christmas Storytimes, 6–7pm, Darfield Library. •December 14: Christmas Storytimes, 6–7pm, Lincoln Library. •December 17: Spectrum Lighting and Sound outdoor movie – Lincoln, 7–9pm, Lincoln Green How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) PG. •December 18 Christmas Storytimes, 6–7pm, Rolleston Library. •December 20 Faringdon Christmas pool party, 2–4pm, Selwyn Aquatic Centre.

including a teddy bear parade, face-painting, faeries, bouncy castles, toddlers’ gym and prizes. The Faringdon summer skate jams will also take place at eight locations around Selwyn. Coaching will be available with experienced skate instructors, and gear will be available for hire on the day. Prizes will be up for grabs for the best tricks. Entertainment and live music will also feature at a range of local parks as part of the Faringdon Music on the Green concerts. Take a picnic and relax

while listening to an outstanding line-up of local musicians at Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield and Lincoln. A number of Selwyn District Libraries’ events will also take place over summer, including BINGO, Christmas Storytimes and Cantastic Tree. •Residents should have received a Summer in Selwyn guide booklet in the mail. These can also be picked up from any district library or the district council service centre.

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Adams promises to help bereaved family „„ By Georgia O’ConnorHarding A GREENDALE resident has met with Selwyn MP Amy Adams to put a face to a family bereaved by a suspected suicide. Geoff Booth met with Ms Adams on Friday to discuss his son Liam, 21, who died from a suspected suicide days after he had been treated Amy at Hillmorton Adams Hospital. Liam’s body was found in Beckenham Park, close to where he lived on October 2. Mr Booth said it was good to voice his concerns to Ms Adams. About three weeks before Liam’s death, he had threatened to harm himself at Halswell Quarry Park. Police were called and he was taken to Christchurch Hospital but discharged. Mr Booth has since told the Canterbury District

LOSS: Geoff Booth has met with Selwyn MP Amy Adams over the death of his son Liam, 21. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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Bid to reunite family with soldier’s WW1 relic „„ By Kurt Bayer AN ENGLISHMAN who uncovered a Cantabrian’s battlefield identification note rolled inside a World War I bullet casing is attempting to reunite the rare artefact with the old soldier’s descendants. And there may be a Lincoln connection. David Murray was holidaying near Ypres, Belgium, about 40 years ago when he bought a box of mixed WW1 memorabilia. It included a German cartridge case and bullet that has sat in a drawer at his Manchester home for decades. But last year, he took a closer look at the bullet case and found a piece of paper coiled inside it. After several hours, with the aid of medical tweezers, he managed to extract the note which read: ‘Gunner E. A. Kermode - Headquarters Staff N.Z.F.A. 7/2058 France’. Mr Murray understands that even with the issue of ‘dog tags’, many soldiers put personal details inside things like cartridge cases for identification purposes if they were killed. Now, he wants to trace gunner Kermode’s descendants to return the item to its rightful home.

sense of social and family history and I hate it when people throw things away that are a piece of personal history. It’d be better than just lying in a drawer here.” Lincoln resident Alastair Kermode visited Ypres last year and was interested in whether any of his forefathers fought on the Western Front. He doubted any family links to the gunner Kermode he saw listed on the battlefield memorials. But, he also wonders whether Edward Arthur Kermode was related to him, given that his family history information says they also emigrated from the Isle of Man. “It’s possible. My grandfather, with I think 13 kids in the family, all came out here from Isle of Man,” Kermode said. He wanted to ask other relatives and hunt for “concrete evidence” of a link to the WW1 veteran, but was interested in talking further with Mr Murray.

War ID: Edward Arthur Kermode survived World War 1 and now an Englishman who found a relic of his from the war is trying to trace his descendants.

“His grandsons could still be alive and well and, if I was his grandson, then I’d be very pleased to get that,” Mr Murray said. Edward Arthur Kermode was born at Isle of Man in the Irish Sea in 1895. His mother, a Mrs Goulding, came from the Devonshire market town of Honiton.

At the outbreak of war in 1914, gunner Kermode was working as an engineer in Christchurch. A year later, the 20-year-old bachelor, with the stature of a jockey, standing at 160cm and weighing just 55kg, enlisted. He left with the New Zealand Field Artillery and served in Egypt and France. Having survived the war, he

returned to Christchurch and was discharged in 1919, the war records show. Mr Murray says he’d happily send the bullet casing and note to New Zealand if the rightful owners came forward. “If it was in an antiques shop, it’d probably be a couple of quid,” he told the NZ Herald. “But I’ve got quite a strong

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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A DARFIELD High School student will represent youth on the national stage in a bid to improve the education system. Kate Morris, 16, is one of 12 students from around the country selected to take part in a new Ministerial Youth Advisory Group. More than 300 students applied with the top applicants chosen by Labour education minister Chris Hipkins. The group aims to give students aged between 14 to 18 the opportunity to share their experiences in the education system and to discuss how it can be improved. Kate said she thought it would be a good opportunity to meet a bunch of like-minded people who want to make a change.

Kate Morris She said she would like to work on improving youth well-being as a result of the bad mental health and suicide rates in Canterbury. Kate would also like to ensure students are learning modern skills applicable to the world today, and there are equal learning opportunities for students

of different genders, races and socio-economical backgrounds. She said while the NCEA system is not bad by any stretch, improvements could be made. “Obviously not everyone will suit being assessed in the same way . . . not everyone will do well under the same exam structure,” she said. She already works to help other students with her role on the school’s student council and has recently taken part in the Limitless Conference. The conference aims to give students the opportunities to pursue work they are passionate about. The first induction of the group will be held in Wellington next February with students continuing to meet at the beginning of each school’s term.

Anniversary event to celebrate Rewi Alley’s birth THE 120th anniversary of writer Rewi Alley’s birth in Springfield is to be celebrated this Saturday. Mr Alley’s family and 109 guests from China will attend the celebration to be held at the

Rewi Alley Memorial on Saturday at 2pm. Those who will be attending the event include Chinese sculptors and residents who helped make the Rewi Alley sculpture and information centre in 1997.

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Greener pastures for Rolleston rugby „„ By Gordon Findlater ROLLESTON rugby will have a new home next year when it moves from Rolleston Reserve to Foster Park. The Rolleston Rugby Club currently has the use of four fullsized fields at Rolleston Reserve. That number will increase to seven when the move to Foster Park is complete. The club has also started a Givealittle page with the objective of raising funds to build new clubrooms at Foster Park. Paul While it has Frewen never been among the top contenders in country rugby, the platform is being laid for the club to build on its rapid growth in the junior ranks and retain young players when they reach the senior ranks. “We’ve had to grow the club from the ground up, we don’t have the luxury of the history that some other clubs have,” said club president Paul Frewen. “For us, it’s about building strong relationships with our juniors so they want to play senior rugby here when they’ve finished school. We’re building for the next 10 years and we believe that we need the

ON THE MOVE: Foster Park is set to become the new home of Rolleston Rugby Club.

clubrooms, the facilities and the grounds that fit that model.” This year the club had 29 teams, including 19 junior teams. Each one has been very competitive through to under-18 level in the Ellesmere competition. The club’s move to Foster Park also comes in the wake of the development of the new multi-use facility for Rolleston which is set to start in 2018 and be completed the following year. The development on the current Rolleston Reserve site is a key project in the town centre development. The original plan was for the rugby club to move to Brookside

Park. However, it soon became apparent it wasn’t a viable option due to the park not being big enough. The move to Foster Park will enable the club to expand its popular Tuesday night touch competition which has 95 teams and a waiting list. “The move is going to give us more capacity for teams, more room for coaching and trainings and better lighting. It also gives us the potential to do something about our clubrooms because they are currently not big enough,” said Frewen. The new fields at Foster Park will also host softball and baseball from 2018. The aim

is for them to also share the clubroom facilities which the rugby club is hoping to create. One option is to relocate the existing rugby clubrooms from Rolleston Reserve to Foster Park. However, the rooms are no longer big enough for the growing club and aren’t up to the current building code. “When we have club day, we have to stagger our prize-giving throughout the day because we just can’t fit everyone in the club rooms,” said Frewen. The district council will provide changing rooms at the club’s new location at Foster Park.

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No arrests yet after assault on teenager „„ By Andrew King POLICE ARE yet to make an arrest after a brutal assault of a teenager in Rolleston. A 15-year-old victim was viciously attacked by a group in Rolleston after a fireworks display on November 4. They dragged him to a water race and held his head under water. Some in the group chanted “drown him”. The mother of the victim told the Selwyn Times the police are doing their job and she was waiting to hear back from them. Police have remained tightlipped about the investigation saying inquires are “ongoing.” The Selwyn Times has learned police have been given names of suspects and private Facebook messages of an apology to the victim. Many people have posted about the incident online, including friends of the victim, who believe they know who the attackers were, said the victim’s mother. After being dragged to the water race, he broke free of his attackers and ran off, collapsing close to his home.

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is now in Rolleston Leading on from the merger of Motus Lincoln and SportsRehab Lincoln in July, Motus have just joined forces with SportsRehab Rolleston, rebranded as Motus Rolleston. The clinic will now operate under the Motus Health Network to provide a seamless health service for people of Selwyn. “We’re delighted to be bringing SportsRehab Rolleston under the Motus Health banner,” says Brett Warman, Manager of the two physiotherapy clinics. The team at Motus Health are really excited to be joining the Rolleston community. Already, they have established relationships with local general practitioners and with one of their values being to have a community focus, they are looking forward to forming close connections with sporting and other groups in and around Rolleston.

utilise the space for regular treatment and classes while having it available for people who are rehabilitating from an injury or surgery. Classes will also be held in gym, including Pilates and a circuit general fitness session which is run twice a week by an active senior group. The Motus Health Network has a number of clinics spread across Canterbury comprising a team of 75 physiotherapists, along with occupational therapists, podiatrists and massage therapists. Motus also has close associations with sports doctors and orthopaedic surgeons, providing access to these experts.

To minimise any disturbance to our clients, most of the current staff at SportsRehab Rolleston are continuing to work with Motus Rolleston. There are also some new faces and some exciting new initiatives will be happening at the new Motus facility, operating out of the former SportsRehab premises. “Over time our contracts and philosophies may adapt to continually improve our service to our clientele. The staff at the Rolleston clinic are the same, however they now have the support of the wider Motus Health Network,” explains Brett. Motus will be maintaining the original gym at the Rolleston premises, updating the gym equipment over time, with plans to

An advantage for the people of Selwyn is the broad approach of a Motus clinic. As well as general physiotherapy, they hold a number of contracts with ACC relating to helping people back to work or with pain management. They develop mobility action plans utilising exercise for hip and knee osteoarthritis and are also part of a project with ACC which has been looking at rehabilitation post ACL rupture and knee injury rehabilitation. The Lincoln and Rolleston clinics will work closely together under the banner of Motus Selwyn so those living in the district are ensured a seamless health service. You can contact Motus Rolleston by phoning 347 9494, emailing Rolleston@motushealth.co.nz, or via their website: motushealth.co.nz.

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MOVING ON: Ellesmere College principal Gavin Kidd will take on a new role as director of the Dunedin Secondary Schools Partnership Charitable Trust. PHOTO: LINDSAY COOK

Ellesmere College begins recruitment process for principal „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RECRUITMENT for Ellesmere College’s next principal has begun. After eight years at the school, principal Gavin Kidd has resigned to take on a new position as director of the Dunedin Secondary Schools Partnership Charitable Trust. Mr Kidd said Ellesmere has been a great school to be principal of and he hadn’t been planning to leave. “But sometimes as I tell the students, opportunities come up and you don’t want to look back and regret you didn’t take a calculated risk at times,” Mr Kidd said. Mr Kidd has been a secondary principal for 11 years, based at Catlins Area School before he moved to Ellesmere. His new role means he will support the 12 secondary schools in the Dunedin area along with represent them with other agencies including the Ministry of Education. He will step into the role as either secretary or treasurer for the Otago

Primary Principals’ Association and manage alternative education for the region. Mr Kidd will also have oversight of Dunedin’s London House Learning Centre which provides alternative education for year 9 to 11 students. He will begin his new role at the end of January and the school’s board of trustees are hoping to have a new principal by term 2 next year. “I think the highlight for me being principal at the college has been the amazing students that have come through,” Mr Kidd said. He said he has seen great changes at the school including a growth in its kapa haka group and upgrades of the school library and technology department. Mr Kidd said NCEA results have greatly improved with the school having the fifth highest participation rate for NCEA Level 2 for a decile 8 school in the country last year. He said there has been a real growth in sport with the school’s senior girls

basketball team qualifying for national basketball tournaments and the school making up a combined rugby team with Selwyn schools for the UC Cup. Opportunities for students to travel internationally has grown with biannual trips to Rarotonga, and students travelling to places including Nepal to take part in the Third World Challenge. A sports group will travel to the United States this week to look at basketball programmes overseas and a team will take part in the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane next year. A major redevelopment is also planned for the school with 80 per cent to be rebuilt to modernise the school. “It is an exciting thing for a new principal to be coming in and working with,” Mr Kidd said. •To have your say on what you would like to see in the new school principal email the school’s board of trustees at bot2@ ellesmere.school.nz by this Friday.

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Springfield Walkway a community effort Springfield Township Committee secretary Sean Ellis writes about how the community banded together to improve pedestrian safety by constructing a new walkway THE SPRINGFIELD Walkway all started in 2015 after a fatality and several near misses on the road from the Springfield township to the Kowai Pass Domain camping ground. Murray and Lesley Faulkner came up with the idea of gifting a strip of their land that runs along the road to the district council so a walking path could be built to remove the danger of walking along the highway. They then approached the township committee which took on the challenge. The township committee did have money to use on a development-type project and decided this ticked all the boxes. So now we had the land and a budget to start work. We had to finalise the position of the track – sounds easy, but this started

TEAM WORK: Springfield residents and contractors working to complete the Springfield Walkway.

several robust discussions. Two routes were on the table – a track running along the side of the road, and the second starting at Rewi Alley Memorial then running along an embankment through an avenue of trees and dropping down onto the roadside and then following the road to the domain. In July 2016, the committee moved to build the track along

the embankment. At this point, the domain committee decided that because the track was running to the domain, it would help, making it a community project. This was great news, and it was agreed the township committee would build along the embankment and the domain committee would build from the end of the embankment to Domain Rd.

So it was all systems go, but stop we have no funds. A change in how development fund money could be spent by the Government had to be set into law so we had to wait and wait. At last, the money was made available to the township and work started on the track in March this year. The embankment track crossed a small stream and it was decided to cross the stream using a large culvert. The district council was approached to see what paperwork/permits were required to put the culvert in place. Because the stream was running, we would require a building permit. The months rolled by with the township committee chairman writing continually to the district council about the delay. Five months later, the district council got back to the township committee, saying it needed more information. At this point, the district council had confirmed the culvert and paid for it and confirmed the contractor who was revving his engines ready to go. In September, the township committee was told the resource consent would take 28 days. At

last we were told we would have resource consent on October 13, hurray! We finally got the consent on November 3 – near enough. Then, after all that waiting, it rained for a week, but work finally started on November 13. The top soil was removed by Curle Contracting Ltd and traded in with farmer Graeme Dawson for core fill. The huge culvert was lifted into place. The retaining wall post was put in by boring holes first with a bore donated by 73 Hire Ltd. With the retaining wall in and a lot more earthwork by the Curle gang, we had a crossing. All the other jobs were done at the same time, including the tree trimming, the fences, which were re-aligned by myself, and the gates, which were put in place by Mike Warwick Contracting. After five days of hard work backed up Jan Curle and Sian Ellis supplying morning tea, we had a track running from Rewi Alley Memorial to the start of the domain track. Well done to everyone involved – a real township effort with all the contractors’ involved living in Springfield. And a really big thank you to Lesley and Murray Faulkner who came up with the idea.

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Local News Now We said: The naming of a new road in the Twyns Visions Ltd subdivision, Rolleston, has caused friction among district councillors You said: Trevor van Herpt – Give some thought to the person who has to give their street name over the phone. I’ve driven past some names that must cause a nightmare to the residents of that street trying to explain to someone how it’s spelt. Twyn? Give me a break. Call it how it is – Twin. Robin Masters – What about calling it “that street”, then when someone asks, you can say “I’m going to that street”. Marie Swift – Streety McStreetface? We said: The district council is working to tighten up its processes to stop unauthorised companies stealing water You said: Robyn Terras – What

happens to the economy if you stop watering your garden v what happens if farmers, and I mean in general, stop watering? Hamish Middleton – If every Selwyn person stopped watering their lawn and gardens then one irrigator probably could run for an extra hour. Brendon Morphus – Yet the new Chinese bottled water factory in Belfast takes as much as they want.

WATCHING: The district council is encouraging residents to email photos of companies taking water from fire hydrants

Jamie Rapsey – Hope this includes the farmers pumping from the rivers? Sylvia Oliver – Why did the National Government give it away to overseas companies?

Jenny Jarvis – How can someone steal something that is not owned by anyone beyond me?

Brian Tones – Hit them with a massive fine each time.

Kyle Falcon – But National said no one owns water so how can it be stolen?

Gavin Slaughter – And yet I have to fight nail and teeth to try and get a permit to take

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Eric Kars – I strongly oppose the closure of water races in Malvern as a result of the Central Plains Water scheme. As a farmer in this area for 43 years farming sheep and cropping we rely on our water race system for stock water as I am a dry land farmer.  Also, this network provides water very necessary for firefighting and provides access to water for numerous types of wildlife and fish. The system provides our stock with water 24/7 and we pay for this service gratefully. As far as CPW, it has no hydrants on its scheme and has said it is for irrigation purposes only. I have contacted the district council in the past about issues arising from some CPW shareholders wanting to get rid of water races and said no way will my stock water be stopped unless replaced by a better one (not at my expense).  A part from the fact it is essential for dry land farming, it provides drainage in times of flooding. If these races did not exist in times of storms in our area where flooding occurs we would be in trouble without the water race system. I am a dry land farmer and I need the water race system to farm my property and I will not be able to farm successfully without it. Stock must have water.

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Lincoln Envirotown boss steps down but Sam Rowland, 29, has stepped down as chairwoman of the Lincoln Envirotown Trust. She spoke to Georgia O’Connor-Harding

NATURE: Sam Rowland, 29, may have stepped down from her role as chairwoman of the Lincoln Envirotown Trust, but she will still stay on as a trustee. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Why did you decide to resign as chairwoman? I have decided to still stay on as trustee as part of the committee itself. I have been doing the chair role probably for two-and-a-half years. I just feel like that is a really good amount of time to lead an organisation. You kind of get to look at the stuff you can change and you have time to be able to implement your own stamp on things and build long lasting connections. I just felt like it was my time to step down and give someone else a go. The environment is obviously a big passion of yours? My No 1 passion is connecting people into the environment, especially nature. Getting them out there and involved. It is great for well-being, as well as for our natural heritage. When did you first get involved with the trust and why did you decide to join? I have been involved with the trust since it started, so back in 2007. I was a student at Lincoln High School and I was heavily involved in the environment community there. I was leading the environmental group and Dr

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Sue Jarvis started the trust. She was a teacher at Lincoln High School at the time. I went along representing the Lincoln High School side of things at the trust and then I ended up at Lincoln University studying science ecology. I was intermittent at meetings and, when I finished university, I became a trustee then a secretary. When Sue said she was going to step down as chair I thought ‘why not take that on for a bit’. Do you find people in Lincoln are supportive of the concept of being an envirotown? I think people are really interested in it. Our numbers at our events, both in Lincoln and within Selwyn, have grown. Although we are called Lincoln Envirotown Trust our objectives and aims are to reach over the whole Selwyn district so we are pushing a lot of our events out further into Selwyn. As far as we have got so far is out to Springfield. Our events every year are increasing in numbers. Our Facebook followers; we are struggling to keep up with the demand to be honest. Some employees are paid so we can do

quite a lot. We have a massive volunteer base and support from businesses, the district council and funders. Tell me about some of the initiatives you have lined up. We have an awesome event coming up next year that is going to be more around the cultural sustainability sphere. Obviously last year we had the BioBlitz. That was a big event we had running out of Lincoln where thousands of people came and worked with scientists out in the Liffey Domain counting species. Next year we have got all our usual things we are doing. We are going to have KidsFest and Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week. We are still doing our battery recycling, our Selwyn Timebank. We have got the community garden where we have events. Everything from compost to bees. We have native plantings at Mahoe Reserve. Our brand new website will be live by next year. We are hoping before Christmas it can work on people’s smart phones. We will have an open forum where people can ask questions about what is in their garden or if they are having trouble with their compost.

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promises to stay true to her green roots You are quite interested in gardening? I do quite like gardening. We have a lot of beehives at home. I am interested in veggie gardens and obviously natives and connections between plants and wildlife and what plants bring birds and insects in. What environmental issues are you most passionate about? My biggest one is people’s loss of connection to nature. Not even technology – you can use technology to empower people’s connection to nature as well. It is just more back in the day, people spent more time outside. I feel like teaching younger generations about how the world around us makes people more engaged. It helps your well-being, gives you better coping mechanisms, lowers your cortisol levels. There is all this research coming out now to do with it. That was why, when I was chair, the team pushed doing the BioBlitz and KidsFest themes on the forest floor and water. We were all quite keen on that. What are some of your favourite achievements as chairwoman? Probably one of my favourite things being chair was I got to work with so many wonderful people. It’s so fun when you can

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get in a room with those people and chuck around ideas of what we want to do for the future and have a wine – we quite like our wine. Do you have a favourite wine? I quite like Peter Yealands Wines – pinot noir. They sponsor us with wine and send us so many bottles. I am always happy when it is a wine event. Where did you and your partner meet? We met through music at bar Double Happy. It is not there anymore. James works in the agriculture sector but he is also a DJ. We have been together a long time. I quite enjoy music as well, he is a keen gardener, he is probably better at vegetable gardening than I am. He is the one massively into beehives. We have got 25 staggered around on

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different properties. We have got a wee puppy Bailey and he freaks out every time he hears the buzz. Do you play an instrument? Not me, I just used to like going out. I don’t do it as much these days. My favourite music is New Zealand dubstep, soul and reggae. New Zealand artists are where my love for music stemmed from with countless gigs when I was younger. I really like Ladi6. My partner is a DJ and I worked in the club where he had his speakers. It was pretty much like pouring lemonade in the early hours of the morning for him while he was waiting for the gigs to finish to get his speakers and I was waiting to finish work. That is our wee love story. Tell me about your job at the Department of Conservation? I am a technical adviser. I

work on biodiversity monitoring. It can be challenging at times which is good. My role is varied. Basically, I deal with a lot of plants – they are pressed plants and a lot of different plants that come in from all over the country. I spend a lot of time out at Lincoln and Landcare Research dropping various things off to them and working with their scientists. Did you have an interest in the environment growing up? I think it came from my grandma and grandad. My grandad used to own a plant nursery out in West Melton, so I used to spend a lot of time out there with him. My grandma is very much into picking up rubbish and calls the district council all the time. My immediate family isn’t into it. I have naturally always had a passion for biology, living things interest me. I knew since I was nine, I would be doing something to do with the environment. Have you had a chance to travel overseas? We have done a bit of

travelling overseas. Last year we were in Morocco, Croatia and Amsterdam. We have done Vietnam, South East Asia. We are doing Bali next year. I have always wanted to go to the Amazon. I haven’t been there yet but I am still going to say it is my favourite place. I want to go to the jungle. I have wanted to do that since I was nine. Is there anything you want to add about caring for the environment? I think the main message is to get out into your environment and connect with nature.


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OUT OF THE CREASE: Weedons’ Devon Nightingale runs Brendon Wellington out at Weedons

Domain on Saturday.​

Weedons just staying in touch on leader board „„ By Andrew King WEEDONS’ PREMIER cricket team have dropped to fourth on the table after a 14-run loss to Sefton on Saturday. Set 213 to win in the country premier one-day competition, Weedons looked in control for most of the game, but lost wickets at crucial times to be all out for 199 in 41.1 overs. It was the return of Nigel Granger from injury that swung the game in Sefton’s favour as he hit an unbeaten 65 and put on a 100-run partnership with Ollie Bragg. Sefton president Chris Rowe called it a “match-winning performance” after Granger came back from an achilles injury. “He had been out since the first round but he has come back with a really strong performance,” he said. The competition now moves into the second round before splitting into a top-four, bottomfour competition, meaning

SAVING RUNS: Gareth Painter shows commitment in the field.

WELL HELD: Sandeep Singh holds onto a catch.

Weedons can’t afford to drop any more games to keep in touch with the top four. Country premier one-day table: Leeston-Southbridge, 1, 39pts;

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CHAMPIONS: Darfield’s Leah Zydenbos (left) helped the New Zealand mounted games under-17 team win a world championship in Auckland. ​

Darfield rider part of world champion team DARFIELD’S LEAH Zydenbos helped the New Zealand mounted games under-17 team win a world championship in Auckland at the weekend. The year 11 Rangi Ruru Girls’ student was up against some of the world’s leading equestrians at the event named Equitana. Teams from Australia, Ireland, and England held the next top spots in the competition. Rangi Ruru director of equestrian Pippa Young said it was a tough ride for the team with Leah, riding her borrowed mount Cheeky. “It was very tense in the final particularly, with two eliminations and a tie-breaker in the very last game of the competition,” she said. “The New Zealand under-17 team has been amazing over these few days. Leah and her teammates worked so hard to triumph over the riders from all the other countries, with Australia, Ireland and England being particularly strong.” Ms Young said Leah really excelled at the event. “She has been outstanding; an exceptional team member. “Her parents Sue and Rick, and brother Luke – all mounted games competitors themselves – are understandably very proud of their daughter too.”

„„ By Georgia O’ConnorHarding MORE THAN 400 cars and trucks drove into Rolleston last week for the district’s first motor festival. About 800 people attended the first outdoor car truck, motor-cycle and farm machinery show on Sunday. District councillor and organising committee member Craig Watson said it was a huge event. “It was massive. It was far bigger than we could have ever expected which is really positive and the feedback has been amazing,” he said. Funds raised from the day have gone into supporting St John Ambulance Rolleston. Cr Watson said while the committee did not yet have a figure for how much was fundraised it is estimated to be between $20,000 to $30,000. “A lot of people don’t know

about St John having to fundraise locally to survive - it was good for them to tell their story,” he said.

Cr Watson said the committee will now work out whether another event can be organised for next year and what is involved.

GREAT EFFORT: Leah Zydenbos on her borrowed mount Cheeky.

Leah was a key part of the school’s success at the South Island Schools’ Mounted Games held at the Ellesmere Showgrounds in late April this year. She and Lily Buckley won the South Island interschools competition. Leah has also excelled in a number of other competitions, throughout New Zealand. She was recognised for this as a finalist in the Zonta individual sporting awards this year.

Perfect conditions for Courtenay show Fine weather greeted all those who went along to the Courtenay A&P Show on Saturday. The event offered a countrystyled day out featuring horses, sheep, cattle, goats, poultry, sheep dog trials, Highland bands and steam tractors. There was also a varied selection of trade stalls, food, liquid refreshments, entertainment and fairground rides. PHOTOS: JANE PANKHURST


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What was that Civil Defence alarm? Over the weekend you may have received a test alert on your mobile phone from the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management. Emergency Mobile Alerts are emergency messages sent by authorised emergency agencies to mobile phones enabled to receive alerts. The system uses cell broadcast technology to send messages to enabled phones, so alerts can be targeted to specific geographic locations. People don’t need to sign up to receive alerts, or download an app, alerts will be sent to every enabled phone in the area during the broadcast period. It is expected around one third of phones will initially be able to receive the alerts. This number is expected to rise substantially over time as people replace their phones with newer models.

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Summer in Selwyn An extra month’s worth of events have been packed into the 2017/18 annual Summer in Selwyn programme, kicking off at the start of December.

The Emergency Mobile Alert is about keeping you safe, so you won’t be able to opt-out of receiving them. These alerts will run alongside traditional channels used to inform people during emergencies. The Emergency Mobile Alert will appear automatically on your phone’s screen with a unique and penetrating warning sound. To find out if your phone is capable of receiving alerts go to civildefence.govt.nz.

Over 70 Council and community events are planned in Selwyn as part of the Council’s Summer in Selwyn event programme, which will run through to April 2018.

Summer Reading BINGO

Selwyn residents will now have received the Summer in Selwyn guide booklet in the mail. These can also be picked up from any Selwyn District Library or Council Service Centre.

Want to be rewarded for your summer reading? Play Summer Reading BINGO, fill in the bingo card with the title and author of your summer reading and be in to win some great prizes at exciting prize night events, including books, vouchers, book packs, an iPad and more. A children’s bingo card is available for children 12 years and under, as well as a separate one for adults and young adults.

Senior Events and Recreation Advisor Dave Tippett says there is something for everyone to enjoy this summer in Selwyn. “Summer events are fun for the whole family and help make Selwyn a great place to live by connecting people to their community. We are proud to present even more events than in previous years, with a great range of community-organised events on offer as well, including Christmas parades, community markets, fêtes and picnics, and fitness-related events,” he says. Council events include two drive-in movies at Rolleston and Darfield, and two outdoor movies at Lincoln and Leeston as part of the Spectrum Lighting and Sound Outdoor Family Movies. The Faringdon Summer Pool Parties will include a special Christmas Pool Party at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, as well as Darfield and Southbridge community pools. The New World Rolleston Picnic in the Parks and The Faringdon Summer Skate Jams are coming to eight locations around the district. The New World Rolleston Teddy Bears’ Picnic will return to Rolleston Community Centre and Rolleston Reserve. Other entertainment includes live music at local parks with the Faringdon Music on the Green. Residents can bring a picnic and relax while listening to an outstanding line-up of our local talented musicians at Rolleston, Leeston, Darfield and Lincoln. A number of Selwyn District Libraries events are also taking place over summer. For a complete list of Summer in Selwyn events, visit facebook.com/summerinselwyn or www.selwyn.govt.nz/events.

Adults’ prize nights: · Darfield Library, Tuesday 30 January, 6–7pm · Leeston Library, Wednesday 31 January, 6–7pm · Lincoln Library, Thursday 1 February, 6–7pm · Rolleston Library, Thursday 1 February, 6–7pm Children’s prize nights: · Each library, Saturday 27 January, from 2pm

Community pools open for summer Darfield, Sheffield and Southbridge Community Pools are now open for summer. Currently these pools are open from 3.30–7pm but will be open from 1–7pm over the summer school holidays.

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For every BINGO line completed, bring your card to any Selwyn District Library and receive a free Hot Pick/DVD voucher. The BINGO cards can be picked up from Friday 1 December from any Selwyn District Library or downloaded from selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Reseals will be carried out on Coleridge Road, Leeston Dunsandel Road and Sharlands Road. Shoulder works will be occurring on Dalethorpe Road. Ford repairs will be carried out Homebush Road. Scour repairs will be occurring on Malvern Hills Road. A reconstruction is occurring on Hororata Road between Downs Road and Aitkens Road. Traffic controls will be operating.

Stabilised seal repairs are occurring on Zig Zag Road and Leaches Road. Please stop on request at these sites.

This summer, season passes to Sheffield pool are available for $70. These are available from committee member Rachel Benny, phone 027 613 4716. Casual swims are $2 at Sheffield pool, payable to the lifeguard staff upon entry. Information on admission prices and activities at Darfield and Southbridge is available at these pools.

Footpath repairs will be occurring on Cathcart Crescent and Petticoat Lane. These footpaths will be closed. Kerb and channel works, footpath and kea crossing construction will be occurring on Weedons Ross Road in West Melton. Traffic delays and minor detours may be in place during the construction period. Access to the local shopping centre, pre-school and primary school will be available at all times. These works are expected to last until early December. A culvert installation is occurring at the intersection of Edward Street, Lincoln Tai Tapu Road, Ellesmere Road and Hudsons Road as a land drainage project.

RATES REMINDER By now ratepayers should have received their rates invoice for the second quarter of the 2017/18 rating year. This invoice covers the period from 1 October–31 December 2017, and is due for payment by Friday 1 December 2017. After this date a penalty will be applied. If you have not yet received your invoice, or you would like to have your invoice emailed to you in the future, please contact our Rates Department on 347 2776 to discuss, or email us at rates@selwyn.govt.nz. If you would like to pay your rates by direct debit you can do this online at www.selwyn.govt.nz/rates.

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Future library and community centre Did you see us at the Selwyn MotorFest in the weekend? We are out and about consulting on the new Rolleston Library and Community Centre. We want to hear from you about what you want to see in the new facility. Go to www.selwyn.govt.nz/myfuturelibrary or catch us at the Rolleston Community Centre Kids’ Market on Sunday 3 December to have your say.

Selwyn District Council Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

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


SELWYN TIMES Notices MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 29 November Rakaia Huts 9.10–9.30am Southbridge Playcentre 10–10.30am Southbridge School 10.45am–12pm Thursday 30 November St John of God, Rolleston 1–1.30pm Ladbrooks School 2–2.30pm Prebbleton Tavern 3.30–5.30pm Monday 4 December Upper Selwyn Huts 10–10.45am Lincoln Uni. Learning Centre 11–11.30am Prebbleton Child Care 1.15–1.45pm Rolleston Christian School 2–3.30pm Tuesday 5 December 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 1.30–2pm TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES Leeston & Lincoln Christmas Parades High Street, Leeston (from Messines Street to Leeston and

Lake Road) will be temporarily closed between 5–10.30pm on Friday 1 December. Gerald Street, Lincoln (from James Street to West Belt) will be temporarily closed between 8am–1pm on Saturday 9 December 2017 (postponement 10 December). During the road closures, traffic will be requested to detour along the nearest alternative route. Any queries can be directed to Joanne Harkerss 347 2800. ALCOHOL NOTICE An application for an on license has been received from G&T Catering and Events Limited. Objections are open until 12 December. For more information please visit www.selwyn.govt. nz/alcoholnotices. VACANCIES Positions – Lincoln Envirotown Lincoln Envirotown Trust is a Selwyn-wide organisation that promotes sustainable communities throughout the district. We are seeking expressions of interest for a new Chair and additional Trustees to join Lincoln Envirotown Trust. If you have an interest in building community and are passionate about promoting sustainable living in the Selwyn district

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contact Dave Fitzjohn, Project Manager at projectmanagerlet@ gmail.com or call 03 423 0445. Honorary Treasurer – Rolleston A space is available for a community minded person required for the important position of honorary treasurer for the Rolleston Resident’s Association and fireworks committee. An appointment now will ensure that full training will be provided by the retiring incumbent. Contact in the first instance, Jens Christensen on 027 433 4179 or 347 1600 or email kajens70@gmail.com.

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COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless otherwise stated all of these meetings will be held at the Rolleston Council Building. Property Committee Mon 4 Dec 3pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 5 Dec 2pm District Plan Review Committee Wed 6 Dec 9am Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 6 Dec 3pm Citizenship Ceremony Wed 6 Dec 6.30pm Council Water Race Subcommittee Mon 11 Dec 1.30pm Council Meeting Wed 13 Dec 1pm LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Broadfield District Community Centre Committee Tue 5 Dec 7.30pm, Broadfield District Community Centre Castle Hill Community Association Thur 30 Nov 5.30pm via Skype Coalgate Township Committee Tue 28 Nov 7.30pm Coalgate Fire Station

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

Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Mon 4 Dec 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Doyleston Community Committee Wed 6 Dec 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Ellesmere Reserve Board AGM Tue 19 Dec 7.30pm Leeston Community Room Greendale Recreation Reserve Committee Tue 5 Dec 8pm Greendale Pavilion Hororata Citizens Committee Tue 28 Nov 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 6 Dec 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm, Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 8 Dec 7.45pm, Ladbrooks Hall Leeston Community Committee Mon 4 Dec 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Little Rakaia Huts Community Committee Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm, Little Rakaia Huts Community Centre Prebbleton Community Cottage Committee Tue 12 Dec 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Prebbleton Public Hall Society Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room Rolleston Community Centre Management Committee Thur 7 Dec 7pm Rolleston Community Centre Sister Cities Committee Thur 7 Dec 5.30pm Rolleston Headquarters Building

Free dog microchipping will take place on Friday 8 December at · Darfield: 9–9.30am · Rolleston: 10.15–10.45am · Lincoln: 11.30am–12pm · Leeston: 12.45–1.15pm Please note: · Clinics last for only 30 minutes · The Rolleston venue is Norman Kirk Drive (off Rolleston Drive), other locations are outside libraries · Microchipping won’t occur if wet. If you have any questions regarding microchipping, please contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338.

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Meeting at 5.30pm, briefing at 7pm to discuss Sister City trips to China, Japan and Indonesia in 2018. Selwyn district has Sister Cities cultural and friendship relationships and exchange visits with our Sister Cities in Japan; China; Coventry in Rhode Island, USA; and Toraja, Indonesia. All welcome. RSVP to Bernadette Ryan 347 2830 or bernadette. ryan@selwyn.govt.nz. Sheffield Recreation Reserve Committee – AGM Sat 2 Dec 9am Sheffield Reserve Pavilion Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thur 14 Dec 7.30pm, Sheffield Hall Springfield Township Committee Tue 5 Dec 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 13 Dec 7.30pm Errol Tweedy Pavilion Tai Tapu Community Association Wed 6 Dec 7.30pm Tai Tapu Library Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 5 Dec 7.30pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion Weedons Residents Association Committee Tue 12 Dec 7.30pm Weedons Domain West Melton Community Centre Committee Tue 28 Nov 7.30pm West Melton Community Centre West Melton Residents Committee Wed 13 Dec 7.30pm West Melton Hall Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

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

Work and Income NZ Superannuation clinic Darfield Library 10am–2pm Ken Stevens, a case manager from the Ministry of Social Development, will be visiting Selwyn to answer questions on payments, entitlement, and any other matters regarding superannuation. By appointment only, to book phone 03 961 9170.

eCollections drop–in – Lynda.com

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.

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Wed 29 Nov Leeston Library 11am–12pm, Fri 1 Dec Rolleston Library 1.30–2.30pm, Wed 6 Dec Darfield Library 1–2pm, Fri 8 Dec Lincoln Library 2–3pm Come along to our drop-in session to learn how to make the most of Lynda.com – video courses on business, creative and technology skills, designed and taught by recognised industry experts. Visit selwynlibraries.co.nz for more information.

Leeston Santa Parade 5.30pm (6.30pm parade begins) Come along to the parade for all things Christmas, including stalls, food, music and community carols. This year with ‘Wheels and Paws’ you can dress your dog up or decorate bikes, scooters or anything.

Rolleston Kids’ Market Rolleston Community Centre, 10am–12pm A huge variety of pre-loved treasures will be on offer to purchase, including toys, sports gear, books, and hand-crafted masterpieces. Stalls still available. To book contact Martine on 347 2882.

Lincoln Christmas Parade Market starts at 9am and parade starts at 10.30am Enjoy a wide range of entertainment including bands, Santa’s Grotto, Lincoln’s Got Talent competition, clowns and a ‘dress up your bike’ competition, along with a Christmas market.

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Lincoln University Dairy Farm, 1504 Shands Road, 12–4pm Visit the Lincoln University Dairy Farm Open Day to find out exactly how grass becomes milk, milk gets to the supermarket, and all the bits in between. Bring your gumboots and questions. For more information go to www.siddc.org.nz/events/farm-openday-2017.

Christmas Picnic in the Park Westview Park, Darfield, 3pm Welcome in the festive season with a community picnic in the park. Something for everyone with entertainment from Shad Rutherford, Pedalmania, games, races, tug ‘o’ war, carols and a visit from Santa Claus.

For information on listing a community event visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

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Enjoy a wide range of entertainment including bands, Santa’s Grotto, Lincoln’s Got Talent competition, clowns and a ‘dress up your bike’ competition, along with a Christmas market.

Christmas Picnic in the Park – Darfield Sunday 10 December, Westview Park, 3pm

Cantastic Tree Monday 20 November–Monday 18 December, all Selwyn District Libraries Donate a can, build a tree and help those in need. Bring your donation to your local Selwyn District Library and place it on the Cantastic Christmas Tree. Donations will be given to Ellesmere Food Bank Trust.

Welcome in the festive season with a community picnic in the park. Something for everyone with entertainment from Shad Rutherford, Pedalmania, games, races, tug ‘o’ war, carols and a visit from Santa Claus.

Spectrum Lighting and Sound Outdoor Movie: Lincoln ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ (2000), PG Sunday 17 December, The Lincoln Green, 7–9pm

Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO Friday 1 December–Friday 26 January, all Selwyn Libraries

Grab your nearest and dearest for a classic Dr Seuss movie outdoors! Bring a seat, bean bag or blanket and chill out in front of our huge outdoor screen.

Collect BINGO cards for both children and adults from your local library. Read a book to match a square. Hand in your completed card to your local library by 5pm Friday 26 January to win prizes. More information at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Leeston Santa Parade Friday 1 December, Leeston, 5.30pm Come along to the parade for all things Christmas, including stalls, food, music and community carols. This year with ‘Wheels and Paws’ you can dress your dog up or decorate bikes, scooters or anything wheeled and join the parade!

Rolleston Kids’ Market Sunday 3 December, Rolleston Community Centre, 10am–12pm A huge variety of pre-loved treasures will be on offer to purchase, including toys, sports gear, books, and hand-crafted masterpieces.

Christmas Storytimes Wednesday 6 December – Leeston Library, 6–7pm Tuesday 12 December – Darfield Library, 6–7pm Thursday 14 December – Lincoln Library, 6–7pm Monday 18 December – Rolleston Library, 6–7pm Join us for a special Christmas Storytime! Sessions are aimed at 2–7 year olds but all are welcome. Celebrate Christmas with an evening of stories, songs and lots of fun! Book online at www.selwynlibraries.co.nz.

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SHOWS: The World Buskers Festival will feature performances by Le Gateau Chocolat with A Night at the Musicals, Urzila Carlson with her show Unacceptable; and the Topp Twins who will bring their classic brand of Kiwi humour to the stage. PHOTOS: WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL

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COMEDIANS, daredevils, dancers, singers and acrobats will hit the streets in January to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Buskers Festival. Fifty-five performers representing 14 countries will descend on the city for the annual 10-day festival from January 18-28. Festival producer Tim Bain said its programme was about creating a line-up which reflected the past, while at the same time looked forward to the future. “It’s daring, bold, cheeky, hilarious and world class,” he said. To celebrate 25 years, there will be five headline shows. After making it through to the America’s Got Talent final last year, The Boy with Tape on His Face (right) is coming home to premier his new ideas. Urzila Carlson will perform her new show Unacceptable

and the Topp Twins will entertain the crowds with their classic Kiwi humour. A Night at the Musicals, featuring Le Gateau Chocolat, will bring musical entertainment, as will Crossdresser for Christ, featuring Ginger Minj from RuPaul’s Drag Race. New features will include a Buskers Bar and Night Food Market at the Arts Centre every night, a Cabaret Club at the Great Hall, and the Laugh Lounge at Sixty6 on Peterborough. Buskers will also perform at the Friday Night Food Market in Cathedral Square and in City Mall at lunchtimes outside The Crossing.

Festival director Melissa Haberfield encouraged people to embrace the festival and celebrate its 25th birthday. “For 10 days and 11 nights, our

•The full line-up, dates and ticket sales can be found at www.worldbuskersfestival. com city becomes a playground filled with laughter, colour and fun, as street artists and night show performers entertain hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors in a festival like no other.” There will be 13 performance sites, inside and outdoors, including the Arts Centre, Christ’s College and Christchurch Art Gallery among others. More than 200 free day performances will take place around the city. The festival will conclude with the Buskers Best Bits show at the Isaac Theatre Royal on January 28. The 24th World Buskers Festival, held in January, drew a quarter of a million people.

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Ellesmere College Newsletter 2017 Principal’s Message As I look back over the past year I have every reason to be proud of our school and in particular of our students. The talent, commitment, caring and achievement of our students makes Ellesmere College a great place in which to learn and teach. At Ellesmere College we care about the whole person, academically, socially, culturally and with regard to personal wellbeing. We aim to prepare our students for the world beyond high school. I have been thrilled to observe how the vast majority of our students have consistently demonstrated the College ‘RISE’ values of Respect, Integrity, Success and Empathy. During this year it has been a real privilege to see our student leaders at work: Head Students Jess Dunlop, Freddie Gash, Ella McClure and Jack Dudley; our Whanau Prefects, Special Action Group Prefects, School Council members as well as many others who positively influence others. Student initiatives such as the inaugural College Fair were a great success. The core business of schools is learning and often schools are judged by their level of academic success. In this respect we can hold our heads high. Our Level 2 students last year had the highest pass rate (97.1%) for any Decile 8 state school in New Zealand, and the 5th highest overall. At all three NCEA levels we were significantly above the national average. Over the last three years the most dramatic improvement has been at Level 3 with a 26% improvement by female students and 32% improvement by male students. These improving NCEA results have been reflected in a significant increase in NCEA subject endorsements over this time. There have been many exciting student opportunities this year, both in and outside the classroom. These have included the cultural trip to Rarotonga, the World Challenge trip to Nepal, the forthcoming Basketball trip to the United States as well as music, including hosting the Country Schools’ Music Festival. The school has held a junior drama production of ‘Into the Woods’, the special 40 Hour Famine event ‘A Night in Syria’, speech competitions, numerous sporting events, camps, skiing and sailing trips. The college has also hosted school visits from Japan and Australia and, for next year, school trips are being organised to visit the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, sister schools in Japan and a World Challenge Trip to Myanmar. There is much to celebrate and enjoy at Ellesmere College. Gavin Kidd

Ellesmere College Sporting and Cultural Awards Ceremony Ellesmere College celebrated the success of its many talented students at the annual Sporting and Cultural Awards Ceremony in late September. Hosted by Cultural Prefects, Jak Mitchell and Georgia Hague, the evening began with an amazing performance by the Kapa Haka group and featured guest speaker Mark Walton, a musician with an international reputation. The top awards presented were: Blues for Rugby: Bailey Clark and Brad Nairn Bars to Blue Rugby: Skye Taylor and Pip Prendergast Clausen’s Fairplay Trophy: Emily Andrew Atkins’ All Round Sportsperson: Sean Lemon and Paris Nurse Cultural Blue: Megan Dunlop Faass Cup for Drama: Jak Mitchell Dawson Cup for Senior Oral Performance: Fylgia Romero Maori Performing Arts: Reiana Pikari, Waimaria Brown, Kaydence Reihana, Mikayla Lemon, Emily Goodwin, Sam Righton and Keaton Ingham.

“Into the Woods” – our Junior School Production Steampunk melded with popup storybooks in the Ellesmere College adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairy tale which was performed in late November. Into the Woods, featured all of your favourite characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (long with his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. But the tale was very twisted as were the puppets, pop-up sets, and top hats that featured in Ellesmere’s colourful, creative pantomime. Rapunzel sat in a giant clock tower, Jack’s Beanstalk was made of umbrellas, and the Princes had a great Nerf gun battle. Into the Woods played to enthusiastic audiences. The show was produced and directed by Drama teacher, Mrs Christine Cheesman, who was supported by Emma Dunlop from Leeston’s Rhythm and Dance studio.

Head Students: Fylgia Romero Fylgia has been involved in the leadership of many school activities such as the student council, the student wellbeing team, World Vision, music and public speaking. Outside of school she is very active in the Catholic Youth Group [Youth for Christ]. Born in the Philippines, Fylgia loves Ellesmere College. She is a gifted leader with exceptional public speaking skills. Iain Wright Iain has an outstanding academic record including NCEA Excellence endorsements. He comes to this role with leadership experience that has been developed in his Church’s children’s programme and as a leader on school camps. A keen sportsman, Iain has represented Ellesmere College at Canterbury, South Island and National levels in cross-country and athletics and plays basketball, tennis and indoor football. Deputy Head Students: Matt Riches Matt enjoys public speaking and has had success in speech competitions since Year 4. Through Ellesmere College’s Enhancing Excellence programme he created a booklet to help the transition of Year 7 students into the College and in 2018 he wants to help make this transition as easy as possible. Matt coaches a basketball team and received an Academic Blue for Level 1 NCEA.

Ellesmere College Website See www.ellesmere.school.nz for up-to-date information about Ellesmere College

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Ellesmere College App For alerts, attendance, school notices, calendar and much more, download our school App. Go to your App Store and search for “Ellesmere College”.

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Brie Arnold as Cinderella

Olivia Sheen as the Witch

Jessica Dalton as the Baker’s Wife

Pip Prendergast Pip is a very capable student with a keen interest in sport. Her sports include girls’ rugby, cricket and swimming and she wants to encourage other girls to become involved in sport especially girls’ rugby. As a Forward Foundation Sport Ambassador her influence goes far beyond Ellesmere College.

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Ellesmere College Newsletter 2017 2017 Ellesmere College Dux and Proxime Accessit to Dux Jessica Dunlop - Ellesmere College 2017 Dux Jessica was Head Girl in 2017 and has a wide range of interests in music and sport including piano [Grade 8 with distinction] and captain of the Ellesmere Netball Club’s A team. Jessica has an amazing academic record including NCEA Excellence endorsements. At the Prize Giving she was awarded the Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship to a value of $15,000 and the Otago University Dux Scholarship for 2017 to a value of up to $6000. In 2018 Jessica plans to do Health Sciences at Otago University with the aim of studying medicine. Elsie Wadie - Ellesmere College Proxime Accessit Elsie has an excellent academic record including NCEA Excellence endorsements. She is a trained lifeguard and loves sport. While Basketball is her main sport she is also a Level 2 Netball umpire. In 2018 Elsie plans to go Canterbury University and study Chemical Process Engineering.

Ellesmere World Challenge trip to Nepal Ellesmere College has been working with World Challenge for several years and has sent groups of students to Vietnam and Cambodia [summer of 2014/2015], Nepal [summer of 2016/2017] and is planning a trip to Myanmar in 2018/2019. The Nepal trip involved eight Ellesmere College students together with teacher, Mr Dayle Stoliker, and World Challenge leader, Megan Butler. They spent 28 days in Nepal, trekking, helping in a school, enjoying white water rafting on the Trisuli River and viewing rare animals in the Chitwan National Park. While gaining extremely valuable memories, the students were not only able to help the children of the school but now see the world through very different eyes. Within three days of arrival, together with their trekking guide, they set off on a seven-day walk to Annapurna. Following this the team began their project work at a school just on the outskirts of Pokhara: this involved painting two rooms and rebuilding part of the entrance. A friendly game of football with the local boys always followed each day’s work. White-water rafting, a visit to the Chitwan National Park and a couple of days in Kathmandu completed the trip of a lifetime.

Ellesmere College Cultural Trip to Rarotonga Early in July a group of twelve students from the Kapa Haka group and senior Maori classes travelled to Rarotonga under the leadership of Ellesmere College teacher Matua Miru McLean. The purpose of of the trip was to share culture and trace their heritage. Dux - Jessica Dunlop.

Dux and Proximate Elsie and Jessica.

Po Whakangahau In September ten Kapa Haka groups from schools in the Selwyn District gathered for a festival of Maori Culture at Ellesmere College that filled the Riki Ellison Memorial Hall. Preceded by a Hangi, the event was compered by the very amusing Matua Ra. The programme began with a Powhiri by Ellesmere’s Junior Group and finished with a performance by the Senior Kapa Haka group. Ellesmere College’s Matua Miru McLean had written a Haka for the unknown warrior that was brought back to New Zealand in 2014. This was performed by the Ellesmere College Kapa Haka group.

Ellesmere College Junior Kapa Haka.

For student, Katelyn Twiss the highlights of the trip were: • Helping move a Waka Ama and being rewarded by going out on a Waka Ama to visit an old shipwreck at sea. • Going to Tereora College, one of the local schools, during their cultural day, enjoying a shared lunch, watching them perform and performing to them. • Venturing around the island with one of the teachers from the College who showed cultural landmarks. • Paddle boarding around the beautiful Muri Lagoon and jumping off the wharf.

Arrival at Rarotonga airport - very exciting.

• Shopping day at the Punanga Nui Markets. • Going to a traditional church service on Sunday morning was an awesome experience especially listening to the passionate singing. • The Koka lagoon cruise and snorkelling in a marine reserve. • Attending a cultural performance where the passion for tradition and culture was clearly evident.

Ellesmere College Supports the World Vision 40-Hour Famine Living in the Selwyn District it is very hard to imagine what life must be like in war torn countries like Syria: 6 years of conflict, 400,000 people killed, 1.9 million wounded and 13 million people forced to flee their homes. The Ellesmere College World Vision 40-hour Famine team held a 20 hour long camp in June with the purpose of simulating the harsh living conditions. This enabled them to experience on a small scale what the refugees have to endure on a daily basis. The students experienced the unrelenting boredom of being stuck in a refugee camp with no entertainment complete with a surprise simulated bomb raid and terrorist attack late at night. Other activities included a race to pack a bag in seconds before escaping the conflict. There was also a blindfolded obstacle course where family members had to lead each other (to represent the blinding terror of being separated from family during evacuation), building a shelter out of cardboard and tape, and simulating the struggles of migrating to a refugee friendly country. The 40 Hour Famine team raised $1607.90 for the World Vision refugee fund.

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Mental as Anything for Selwyn Sounds Audience can expect friendship and silliness from Aussie rockers „„ By Julia Evans DURING A Mental as Anything gig in 1978, Andrew McArthur demolished an entire box of KFC chicken, 16 pieces. “No trouble,” he said. He’s had the nickname Greedy Smith ever since. McArthur and his fellow Mental as Anything bandmates will be flying from Sydney, set to play Selwyn Sounds on March 3. The festival at Lincoln Domain follows last year’s event, which saw a star studded list of Kiwi acts perform in front of about 8000 people. But this year’s Selwyn Sounds has added a couple of Australians to the bill. Mental as Anything are joined by Jimmy Barnes. Although Mental as Anything still has a bit of a New Zealand connection. “Until 2000 we had two Kiwis in the band,” he said.

AUSSIE ROCKERS: Mental as Anything are ready to play alongside fellow Australian Jimmy Barnes at Selwyn Sounds. ​ Chris and Peter O’Doherty were part of the band playing lead guitar and bass from when it formed 41 years ago in 1976 – the brothers were born in Auckland but moved to Sydney before they were teenagers. McArthur said they’re both

full-time visual artists now. “There wouldn’t be an Australian music industry if you took away all the Kiwis,” he said. “It’s cross-cultural pollination.” That pollination even includes McArthur’s girlfriend who was

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born in Christchurch. So he said the band always looks forward to a trip across the ditch. “I’ve got the loveliest memories of touring with The Exponents … we did a great show in Christchurch with them,” he said. McArthur promised Selwyn Sounds would be no different. Although he did have one piece of advice: “Pack your sunscreen.” During the March set audiences can expect “a bit of friendship” and “a bit of silliness.” “People will be really surprised at how much of our stuff they know. We play songs people will like and try to win over the punter.”

Mental as Anything has spent a lot of time “polishing the old stuff” in preparation. “We’re always playing. In 40 years, the last time I had six weeks off was 1990 when I fell off a horse,” McArthur said. But the band has such an impressive back catalogue, McArthur said the music he’s currently listening to is Mental as Anything. Just so he can remember the songs. “It’s been 40 years since we wrote some of it. You forget,” he said. But even though the band has been together for more than four decades, Mental as Anything is still releasing new music. Its latest work 5 Track EP was released earlier this year.

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Backyard Critters Drone fly is a bee mimic Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us THE EUROPEAN drone fly (Eristalis tenax) is a very common and useful pollinator that is often confused for the common honeybee. There is good reason for this – it is a bee mimic and gains some protective advantage by resembling a more aggressive stinging bee. Although similar in size, anatomically they are quite different, as a honeybee has four wings and the drone fly only has two. The drone fly is a member of the Syrphidae family, usually called hover flies, and Eristalis tenax is the most widely

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BUZZY BEE: The European drone fly (Eristalis tenax) is a useful pollinator often confused for the common honeybee. ​ distributed hoverfly species in the world. As its name suggests, it hovers in one place surveying the landscape before darting haphazardly to its next hover spot before finally landing on a flower or leaf. By comparison, bees are more direct, from one flower to the next and ever-busy. An easier way to identify a drone fly is to look for the dark ‘H’ shape at the front of the abdomen.

The larvae are called rat-tailed maggots due to their very long and thin breathing siphon that resembles a tail. They are found in dirty liquid substrates such as puddles, manure or sewerage, using their snorkel-like appendage to breath as they feed. Drone flies are very active at present and males are often observed aggressively defending their territory – so keep an eye out for them in your garden.

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Jobs available in Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton writes about Selwyn’s latest Infometric’s report I have just received Selwyn’s latest Infometrics report which details our economic activity, business growth, house prices, and car registrations. A key area of strength in Selwyn has been our retail trade with electronic card transactions growing 10 per cent in the September 2017 year, easily surpassing the national figure of 3.8 per cent. A key driver has been rapid growth in our resident population. The population rise of 3100 in the June 2017 year equated to growth of 5.5 per cent – the second-fastest rate in New Zealand. In the context of rapid population growth, our unemployment rate stayed steady at a low of 2.2 per cent. This illustrates that job creation and general economic optimism is high, but which puts pressure on businesses to find the right employees for their needs.   With this in mind, I have been meeting with businesses groups across Selwyn to understand the challenges they face, and to hear their stories of success.

I have also met with Workbridge who are a New Zealand owned (not-for-profit) professional employment agency for jobseekers and employers which has operated nationwide since 1990.   Workbridge jobseekers are people who are experiencing the effects of a disability or health condition for six months or more, which has created barriers to gaining or retaining work.  Workbridge employment consultants work in partnership with jobseekers and employers to match people to the right job, whether that is casual, temporary, permanent, full-time or part-time.  This involves identifying a person’s work skills and personal strengths as well as the type of work they are looking for. If you are looking for staff why not get in touch with Workbridge at workbridge. co.nz<http://www.workbridge. co.nz/>, or facebook at facebook. com/workbridgenz/<http:// facebook.com/workbridgenz/> For our young people graduating high school this month there are jobs in Selwyn. And for our young people who may have left Selwyn for a while and are thinking of coming home – there too are jobs here.

Writers Wanted Our Selwyn advertising writers are working tirelessly and could do with a helping hand. With the extensive growth in the area we are looking for a freelance wordsmith to help advertise our local businesses. If you have writing or journalistic experience, can take photos and love meeting business owners who are passionate about their industry, then please send your CV through to: lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi by 18 December.

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Holiday advice - from Selwyn Veterinary Centre With the Christmas and New Year season coming up, many of us will be making plans for our holidays. Whether you are staying at home or travelling, there are many things to take into account to create a safe and happy festive period for your pets. Many cats and dogs will have already been booked into a boarding facility. If you are looking for a facility for the first time, it is prudent to visit the premises and see where your pet(s) will be staying. Visit any time during opening hours, ask about what foods they feed, exercise for the animals and vaccination requirements. Make sure the kennels and catteries are clean, comfortable, not too noisy and wellstaffed. If your pet has special needs such as medications and foods, ask whether the staff can accommodate these needs. Dogs will need to be up to date with their vaccinations including kennel cough vaccine, each boarding kennel will have a different requirement so check and make sure you enquire ahead before the stay. The same applies for cats, but they will need their flu vaccinations up to date. It is a good idea to give your pet worm and flea treatment prior to their stay also. Most catteries that board rabbits don’t have specific vaccination requirements for rabbits but best to check with the staff anyway. Always provide emergency contact numbers including your vet’s and take your pet’s food, collar, leash, medication, favourite toy, and bed. If you have several pets that need boarding, it may be more economical to hire a house or pet sitter, there are several of these services around Christchurch and Selwyn. Ask to meet the people who will be visiting your home, make sure you like them and that they are happy to follow all your instructions because all animals are different. Get references, ask around for feedback. If you are travelling within New Zealand with your pet these holidays, let your vet know ahead of time; your cat or dog may need to get their vaccinations up to date and depending on your destination, additional parasite control and vaccines

may be required. In addition, there may be speak to your vet. There are options to help other health issues to address. Make sure your pet during the journey. your pet is accustomed to travelling, even For the folks staying home there are ways short trips if not done often may be very to safe guard your pets from hazards we stressful for animals. If you are staying with commonly friends, ensure they have a fenced garden have around or yard and that their own animals are during the vaccinated. Some hotels, festive rental properties or seasons. even camp grounds permit pets, look them up online and ask about the fees also. If you are flying, plan ahead, you may need to order a special crate or the airline may ask for other records. Whether you are driving or flying ensure you bring enough of your pet’s regular food and medication for the duration of the trip. If you worry about your pet becoming very stressed during the trip,

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Be patient, kumara takes some time „„ By Henri Ham LIKE POTATOES, kumara would have to be one of those vegetables that is a pretty regular feature in my pantry. They’re versatile (there’s a long list of dishes I can add kumara to) and they taste great, I’ve enjoyed growing kumara in my garden for some time. Not sure how many you’ll need? Well, this is how I work out how many to plant. If all goes well with my kumara growing I expect each plant to produce around a bucket of tubers. So, a regular-sized bundle should produce around three to four buckets of kūmara. Once you’ve worked out how many seedlings you need, the next job is to find the right spot to plant them. Each seedling needs to be planted around 50cm to 1m from the next, so you do need a bit of space to have a kūmara crop. Kūmara like a pH of 6.0 to 6.5. If you’re not sure what pH your soil is, you can buy a simple to use pH kit from your local garden centre. If the pH isn’t high enough add a bit of lime to sweeten the soil. Don’t add too much, or any if

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you don’t need it, because too much lime will mean you end up with small kūmara. Now, it’s important that you raise a mound of soft soil for the kūmara to spread out in. Cultivate your soil with a rake and then mound it up in to a hill around 40cm high. Next make a small trench

approximately 5cm deep and lay the seedling so that the root is lying in the trench parallel to the top of the soil, rather than pushing the root down like you might with another vegetable. But make sure you bend the seedling so the leaves are sticking out of the top of the soil (a J shape). This will ensure

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If you are growing your own potatoes, now is a good time to mound up the soil up around the tops of your potatoes. This helps to encourage a larger crop. Early spuds like Swift and Rocket may be ready for harvest. Once the crop flowers and the stems begin to wither it indicates the crop is ready. Spuds require plenty of water as the crop begins to develop.

To ensure you have enough juicy lemons, keep the water up to your plants while they are in flower now. Dry lemons are directly related to lack of water as the crop develops over summer. A layer of mulch works wonders, apply mulch after watering the soil.

the plant’s roots (via the leaves) get plenty of warmth from the sun. Water gently around the plant – it’s important not to water forcefully as this might make the mound flatten out or the plant roll off the mound. Do this for the first few days and then ensure they get some water weekly. Depending on what summer is like this year you may not need to do any extra watering at all. But if it’s hot and dry keep an eye on things and water at least weekly. Generally, try to lift the runners so they don’t put roots into the ground. The runners are the shoots that run along the ground off the main plant – much like strawberries. Lifting them off the ground will stop them from putting roots down and wasting energy that could go into forming tubers.

However, if you want to increase the size of your plot you could let a couple of runners put roots down and then cut them off and replant them. Kumara need at least four months of sunshine before they are ready to harvest. So, around February, March or April is when you can expect to start digging into your crop. It’s important you harvest before the first frost. Around this time the leaves may start to yellow, which is a sign they’re ready. So, around four months after you’ve planted put your hand in the ground and gently see if the kumara feels ready – this is called tickling. When you know they’re ready, harvest very gently. Broken kumara won’t store. You may have to really follow the plant around with your hands under the soil to ensure they come out without breaking. If you want to store them for a long time it’s important they are cured properly. This is when the starch is converted to sugar and a second skin is created that allows them to last longer in storage. If they’re cured well they can last for up to a year in storage.

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Fresh new garden centre now in action With all hands on deck, Southern Woods have now moved into their new garden centre. Their purpose built centre incorporates a brand new and improved nursery layout featuring display gardens, a fernery and a considerably larger area for their extensive range of plants. The retail area also has indoor displays, modern offices and space for customer consultation. “There’s lots more space allowing us to showcase a larger selection of our range,” says Rico Mannall, Marketing Manager of Southern Woods. With a dedicated consultation space

in a comfortable sheltered environment, the centre is ideally setup so the experts at Southern Woods can spend time with customers, giving advice on plants, assisting with planting and landscape plans, quoting plant costs, and sourcing specific plants for customers. The team have many years of accumulated knowledge so are the perfect people to talk to about any horticultural matters, whether it relates to suitable species for your garden, ideal plants for shelter belts or forestry, or how to care for fruit trees, and anything in European garden tools, are now available in a dedicated display area. You will find between. A wider selection of Japanese and quality secateurs, pruning saws and loppers along with other useful equipment. This is also a handy place to pick up smaller bags of compost, fertilisers, plant foods and other planting accessories such as stakes. Southern Woods have plenty of late spring crops coming in now with a great selection of natives, edibles and ornamentals. “We have some very interesting natives and a good variety of locally sourced, hardy dry species like Pittosporums, Coprosma and Olearia which grow well in the Selwyn area,” advises Rico. Favourite edibles that flower late spring and around Christmas can also be found in store. These include berry fruits such as raspberries, grape vines, Feijoas, Chilean Guavas and Citrus trees with lemon, lime, mandarin and orange. Southern Woods have a great range of summer flowering perennials too,

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Muscle Car Madness is on again in January Car and petrolhead enthusiasts from all over Canterbury and further afield, will be busy preparing and fine tuning their car’s paintwork and engines for South Island’s biggest automotive car show ‘Muscle Car Madness 2018’, which takes place annually in Rangiora, North Canterbury, at the end of January. Muscle Car Madness is a family friendly event that is bound to entertain everyone, with well over 1,200 cars on display. This three day event which is now in its 28th year will be host to a variety of cars from muscle cars to classic cars, retro and hot rods, as well as retro caravans, trucks, buses, classic motorcycles including choppers and trikes, holding the interest of the most avid automotive and retro enthusiast. Every year, cars come from around the South Island and further afield, to debut at this premier event on the car show calendar. The event opens on Thursday, 25th January for competitors and campers only, with a Downtown Street Party from 6pm to 9pm in Rangiora’s High Street. Cars will be on display and there will be music and entertainment. Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th January are public show days with cars on display from 10am to 4pm and 10 live bands playing a variety of music, along with trade and food stalls, burnout competitions, children’s entertainment, and a retro beauty pageant. You will see Falcons, Holdens, Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes, along with many other prized and gleaming vehicles while each day at the earlier time of 12 noon, the smell of rubber and smoke will stream across the grounds, as competitors please the crowd in burnout competitions that burn up their tyres or bust

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Prep your vehicle for the holidays Our lives can be hectic at times especially around Christmas with us forgetting to do more than fill up the car. If heading away on holidays, our vehicles need to be up to the job so organising a service and sorting out any problems may avoid inconvenience or even a ruined summer holiday. “People are overlooking servicing their vehicles however you can’t afford to be broken down on the side of the road because you forgot to have the car serviced. Getting your vehicle towed to the nearest workshop which may not be open, can be a dilemma,” says Simon, owner of Rolleston Diesel & Petrols. “Important at this time of year, is making sure your car is up to date with its servicing and that it has a current warrant of fitness and tyres in good condition, especially before heading on a long trip. These also contribute to good fuel economy,” adds Lisa Fleck who with husband Nigel own and operate Jones Road Auto and Selwyn Auto. Lisa reminds about the air conditioning, which can be unpleasant if not operating properly. Simon emphasises the importance of reliable brakes and wiper blades in good order. “It’s important to make sure your brakes have recently been checked, especially with the volume of traffic on the road. You want to be sure you can stop in a hurry if you need to and if towing a caravan, boat or loaded up with bikes and camping gear, the extra

weight can make it harder to stop quickly,” adds Simon. Simon has noticed that a number of vehicles have been fitted with inferior wiper blades that cause poor visibility when the weather is changeable from rain to sun. He recommends checking your blades and fitting ones that will do the job. While it is less likely your battery will give you trouble over summer, if it is near the end of its life it could let you down. The charge in your battery can easily be checked by popping into one of the service centres in the district. Auto electrical work is also covered in Selwyn and at Newlands in Rolleston where they sell LED lighting for vehicles. This includes 4WD light bars, directional and standard rear vehicle lighting and courtesy lighting along with batteries, power tools, hand tools, communication equipment, and electrical products. If needing a dent taken out of the car or unlucky enough to be involved in an accident, you can call on the services of Holland Collision Centre in Rolleston, Laycock’s Collision Repairs in Hornby or R O Jones Panelbeaters in the city centre. They will help you with your insurance claim and have you back on the road in your own or a loan vehicle. Our motoring feature advertisers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and fun and safe motoring this summer.

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Plug-in Prius takes up electric car challenge „„ By Ross Kiddie I GET the impression we are on the cusp of a dramatic change in the way automobiles are built, well, more specifically, the way they are powered. Some manufacturing companies have already announced a phase out of the internal combustion engine while others are rapidly increasing development of electric cars. Add to that the desire by many governments to increase the electric vehicle fleet, including New Zealand, and the stage is set for an electric revolution. In New Zealand at present there are several plug-in, electric only models in our new car market, and there are many others available pre-owned through direct imports from Japan, and if you take into account the multitude of hybrid models available new, then a definite wind of change can be felt. The car that started the hybrid revolution, Toyota’s Prius, is not available here new as a plugin, even though it is marketed extensively in Japan and the United States. However, if you are keen to join the plug-in brigade, yet find the cost of buying electric quite prohibitive, then Toyota may still have the answer. Toyota New

• Price – Toyota Prius PHEV, N/A • Dimensions – Length, 4540mm; width, 1760mm; height, 1475mm • Configuration – Fourcylinder, front-wheel-drive, 1798cc, 90kW, 142Nm, continuously variable automatic. • Performance – 0-100km/h, 11sec • Fuel usage – 3.4l/100km

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Zealand is importing pre-owned, low kilometre Prius models direct from Japan, they are refurbished at Toyota’s Thames Signature Class facility before offered to the dealer network. Toyota New Zealand made one of these available for evaluation, and the first thing you notice is that it still has that easy-to-drive operation that we have come to know in Prius, it is intuitive and the hybrid system is still very much intact, the plug-in facility is an extra, it’s there to offer electric-only travel. When battery energy runs low, the four-cylinder 1.8-litre petrol

mechanism cuts in to work in the way that hybrids have now become familiar. The hybrid system is a complex process but, put simply, the engine and electric motor work in unison seamlessly and efficiently, drives is sent to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission. Because the evaluation car was pre-owned I didn’t take stock of the fuel usage benefits Prius offers, except to say new Prius is rated with a 3.4-litre per 100km (82mpg) combined cycle fuel usage average.

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The plug-in effect wouldn’t alter that figure, it’s just that by plugging it in and charging you are effectively prolonging the time before petrol power cuts in. The first thing I noticed about the Prius in this form is the soft suspension; unless I’m very much mistaken, in the Japanese domestic market spring and damper rates are softer than those on Prius sold new here in New Zealand. That’s not a big deal, in fact if you look at Christchurch’s uneven road surfaces, it has a big benefit in terms of ride comfort. There is a bit of a trade-off in the way the Prius handles, it does lean a little in a corner but its not in a way that affects balance, there’s a lot of weight down low and that helps stability. And besides, Prius

is not engineered for life in the fast lane, it is a sedate tourer and is far from a performance car with its emphasis on low operating costs. As you would expect for the Japanese market, the Prius was brimming with features, and although it wasn’t leather trimmed the grey cloth was refreshing and, of course, extremely comfortable. New Zealand buyers have been served well by the beautifullypresented models from Toyota Signature Class operation. I’m a bit of a fan, as a family we own a Signature Class Toyota Celica and it was immaculate when we bought it. The Celica is far removed from the Prius concept, but the point I’m making is that it shouldn’t be viewed as a second-hand car. The evaluation car was showing just 17,000km and very similar models are listing for around $35,000. That represents a huge saving against some of the new electriconly models in today’s market here. Those who do go down that track can rest in the knowledge they are doing their bit for the environment, along with owning a reliable and future-friendly electric vehicle, plus enjoying the obvious benefits of traditional hybrid power.

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Rewi Alley’s 120th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, 1.30pm A celebration will be held to remember one of Springfield’s most famous residents, Rewi Alley. The celebration will be followed by refreshments at Tawera Hall. Mr Alley was the founder and inspiration for the NZ China Friendship Society. He organised thousands of industrial co-operatives during the war against Japan and also pioneered technical training schools. Rewi Alley Memorial Park, Tawera Lane, Springfield

Christmas@Station Official opening Friday, 3.309pm Presented by the Leeston Life Church, register and enter a themed Christmas tree in this annual competition. Take the family to see all the trees during the church’s viewing times and vote for your favourite. Prizes for best trees. Gold coin entry. All proceeds will be donated to the Ellesmere Food Bank. For more information, email leestonlifeoffice@gmail.com or visit http://www.selwyn.govt.nz/ services/events/events-calendar 3 Station Street, Leeston

Lincoln Christmas Parade and Market Saturday, December 9, 9am1pm The Lincoln Christmas Parade and Market is on every year. The market starts at 9am and offers more than 60 stalls from crafts, produce, food and entertainment. The parade starts at 10.30am at the Lincoln Event Centre but most people watch it go down Gerald St. Entertainment includes a selection of junior buskers, clown Adam Allsorts, face-painting, Santa, inflatable bouncy castles, an inflatable maze, a decorated bike

Car Boot Sale and Stalls Saturday, 9am-noon Go along to the car boot sale presented by the Combined Church at Rolleston. To book a Christmas-themed site at the sale, or for more information, call Judith on 3478841. 40 Brookside Rd, Rolleston

The Rolleston Kids’ Market is coming to the Rolleston Community Centre. A huge variety of pre-loved treasures will be on offer for you to purchase. The event is free to attend. Grab your unwanted toys, sports gear, books and hand-crafted masterpieces and set up your very own stall to make some pocket money in time for Christmas. A caregiver is required for stalls run by children aged eight to 13. Register your stall on the EventBrite website. Stalls cost $5. Register before Friday. No food or drink to be sold. The market will be held on Sunday, 10am to noon.

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Wanted To Buy A RECORDS WANTED, music memorabilia and HiFi gear wanted. Excellent cash prices paid or a free appraisal. Pennylane is New Zealands largest buyer of secondhand records and cds. A buyer will be in town for a few days only. To arrange a time for us to come to you or you can come to us (a local motel) please phone Dave 021 222 6144 anytime 7 days or email recordswanted@ xtra.co.nz TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

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es change liv res s h a p e f ut u Role: Education Tutor Location: Canterbury Vacancy Number: CSSR8760 This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed and supportive team in working with prison-based learners to become better prepared for employment and further education. In addition to undertaking assessments, developing learning pathway and supporting learners to engage in a variety of secure online education websites, you will also play a significant role in delivering a variety of education programmes and activities and encouraging learners to improve their literacy and numeracy skills; work towards achieving New Zealand qualifications; and acquire job search skills. You will be required to work effectively in a custodial environment and by interacting closely with key stakeholders, you will be collaborative in sharing information and ensuring outcomes beneficial to the successful rehabilitation of our offenders. We would like to hear from you if you have: • Experience and a good understanding of assessing learning needs, and working with young people and adults who have not previously experienced education success • Demonstrated competency in e-learning environments and in using computer applications including Microsoft Office suite, TEC Literacy and Numeracy Adult Assessment Tool (LNAAT), Pathways Awarua • Sound knowledge of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework and experience with embedding literacy and numeracy • Experience successfully engaging Maori, Pasifika, and at-risk youth in education, as well as a strengths-based approach that embraces manaakitanga and whanaungatanga. A full driver’s licence is essential for this position. The preferred applicant will demonstrate exceptional communication and organisation skills as well as the ability to influence, inspire and motivate. Make a difference! All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered. For all successful candidates shortlisted, Interviews will take place on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th December between 9am and 3pm.

Super Support Workers needed in Lincoln & Leeston A rewarding career, good pay and free training await our next home help heroes. Support people to live independently and safe in their own homes. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Please email CV and cover letter to ann_murphy@access.org.nz or phone Ann Murphy on 0800 284 663 visit access.org.nz Situations Vacant

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“TRAINING TOMORROWS DRIVERS TODAY”

OTHER COURSES/LICENCE ENDORSEMENTS AVAILABLE ARE: Class 3, 4 & 5, Passenger, Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods

Applications close Sunday, 10 December 2017.

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This position will require: • Managing a diverse medical team • Strong leadership to motivate and reach business goals • Take ownership for day to day operations • Build relationships with patients • Strong computer literacy • Experience in financial management • Xero, Payroll, Medtech 32 experience

VACANCY PRACTICE MANAGER Key performer required to lead our friendly team at Darfield and West Melton.

www.darfieldmc.co.nz | admin@dmc.pegasus.net.nz | Tel: 03 318 8511

Situations Vacant

WAREHOUSE STAFF REQUIRED Temporary Staff required for ongoing assignments in a warehouse environment. Rolleston based. Hours of work are 7.30am-4pm & 3pm-11.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Requirements are:

• Must be physically fit • Can cope with heavy lifting • Manage being on your feet all day • Have a good understanding of English, both written and oral • Work well in a team environment • Are reliable and be willing to work at short notice • Be prepared to work 3-6 months plus

Possible immediate start for the right person. Please phone Helen Clulee at Kelly Services on 03-347-1180 or email Helen.Clulee@kellyservices.co.nz with your CV. Entertainment

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Situations Vacant

GUITARIST WANTED Christchurch based DnD Showband (aka Dateless n Desperate) is looking for a LEAD GUITARIST. As we perform as a basic covers band as well as a tribute theme showband, we need someone who is passionate about playing any style, from rock anthems through to disco, country, Celtic. Vocals an advantage.

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8 January 201

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Info line Ph 021 070 3140 www.mooreparkspeedway.co.nz


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Four Seasons Realty Deadline Sale

Deadline Sale

14th December 2pm (USP)

Deadline Sale

11th December 2pm (USP)

26 Ledbury Drive Rolleston

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Built For A Relaxing Lifestyle This home is not compromised, every m² has been put to excellent use with quality features including granite benchtops and tiled showers. Ideally suited for entertaining with a seamless flow to the outdoor areas from interconnecting family, dining, kitchen and separate formal living room. Open homes Saturday & Sunday 3-3:30pm View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1798 Shona Robb - 027 229 3657

Deadline Sale 6th December 4pm (USP)

1-265 Selwyn Road Rolleston 12 William Street Rolleston

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His, Hers n Theirs! What an opportunity to please the whole family. This family home offers a spacious three bedrooms with large living spaces, modern enviable kitchen and excellent outdoor entertainment areas all on 1002m2. Parking and garaging options are in abundance, with the four car garaging a real bonus! Vendors are committed to sell, Hence the quick Deadline. Name your price and give me a call. Open homes Thursday 1:30-2pm, Saturday 3-3:30pm, Sunday 2-2:30pm View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1781 Katie Harrison - 021 135 0887

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Executive Lifestyle Opportunity Built in Oamaru Stone within the highly desirable Trendan Green Estate, you’ll find this pleasantly presented executive lifestyle opportunity. 5 small paddocks, beautifully landscaped garden, large outdoor entertainment area, a separate single car garage with toilet and kitchen which is an addition to the double car garage. This opportunity to purchase premium real estate in a desirable location shouldn’t be overlooked! Don’t be the one to miss out! View at: fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1803 Caine Hopcroft - 027 330 1002

Deadline Sale

$550,000

12th December 2pm (USP)

48 Masefield Drive Rolleston

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Perfect Start – Or Happily Ever After The very tranquil setting is tucked away with established trees and gardens sheltering this three bedroom, double glazed executive family home. Spacious open plan kitchen, living, dining with ranch sliding doors opening out to the north on a 760m2 section. Open homes Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 1:30-2pm View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1802 Shona Robb - 027 229 3657

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Completely Renovated Townhouse Positioned at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac is this stunning front townhouse which has been renovated to a very high standard. Upon entering the property you will be immediately impressed with the stunning result of the recent redecorating including new kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Act now as won’t last! Open homes Sunday 1-1:30pm View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1789 Mary Westwood - 021 557 731

We’re your locals Caine Hopcroft 027 330 1002

Natalie McLean 027 943 6413

Katie Harrison 021 135 0887

Fergus Spain 027 608 4768

Kaye Isaacs 027 686 6941

Rolleston Office Shop 13, Rolleston Square . 03 347 4711

Nyressa Vincent 027 515 7045

Richard Tait 027 777 8080

Ross Mitchell 027 222 9495

Mary Westwood 021 557 731

Shona Robb 027 229 3657

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Slice Of Heaven In Claremont This endearing four bedroom home is situated In the prestigious Claremont subdivision. The light open plan living areas open onto the covered patio area for extended living space. Striking modernised kitchen with breakfast bar. Spacious family bathroom, Master bedroom has en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Double glazed with log fire and heat pump. Set on an expansive 5,413m2 section with beautiful established garden, plenty of room for the family to enjoy. Three car garaging, along with five garden sheds plus a shade house. Enjoy the short drive home to the serenity this property offers.

Price: $840,000

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What’s my house really worth? When you’ve lived in a property for a while it can be hard to be rational about its worth. How can you put a price on the spot where you’ve built so many memories with family and friends? Someone will surely recognise the hours you spent sanding back the windows or digging out the agapanthus in the garden and reward you with a high price, won’t they? Unfortunately potential buyers may see things differently, especially in a slow housing market. There are several methods you can use to gauge the worth of your property. Remember that the rateable value or RV (formerly known as the government valuation, or GV) of your property doesn’t really provide any clues. These valuations are done by the local council to work out what share of rates a household should pay. They are only done every three years and don’t take any improvements into account – increasingly, properties that include an RV figure in the advertising will come with a disclaimer that it is not indicative of current market value. These days you can gather a lot of information for free thanks to websites like Trade Me and Homes.co.nz. Trade Me’s Property Insights has information on more than 1.5 million homes, including rateable value data, previous sale prices, when the property was built and what size it is. The site also provides an estimated value range, based on a melting pot of data from sales of comparable properties, listing details and user activity. Homes.co.nz operates similarly. Its estimate service is built on a complex set of valuation models, using around 30 million pieces of data bought from

councils nationwide, plus sales values and a wide set of property features. Both sites recognise there are a number of factors at play, so they offer an estimated value range that can be quite broad. While both these sites are useful, they don’t show the full picture and should only be used as the starting point in determining value. They can’t take the condition of your property into account and they may not recognise any improvements you might have made (though homes.co.nz does allow owners to ‘claim’ their property and edit information about it). Let’s say you own a large property in an area where there have been some bigticket sales in the last year. Your property might have some serious structural issues and be in generally poor condition, yet the algorithms may claim that it is worth a lot more than any sensible buyer would pay for it because other houses in the neighbourhood have sold for high prices. The impact of this is two-fold. Firstly, the seller could anticipate a big pay-day that may never arrive; and secondly, some buyers may be put off making an offer because they think it’s out of range. There are a couple of ways to combat this. When you start working with a real estate agent to sell your property they must supply you with a current market appraisal or CMA. This is based on similar information to the online versions, but it also comes with the agent’s realtime, real-life knowledge of the area, what similar properties have sold for and the condition and particular characteristics of your own property (such as whether it has been repainted recently or it’s in a state

of disrepair). The agent will have had the chance to walk through your property and identify its unique selling propositions, such as good sun, proximity to desirable schools and other features that buyers like. It’s important to note that you may get varying CMA ranges from different real estate agents as they may each take a divergent perspective on your property that you will then need to consider. Your other option is to pay a registered valuer to provide you with an independent valuation. This service comes at a cost (the price will vary, depending on the level of detail), but it will be more accurate. The Property Institute, which represents valuers, says a registered valuation can help sellers be a little more clinical about their property’s worth.

Even with all the information you can gather, the true indication of your property’s value is what a willing buyer will pay for it at the given time that it’s on the market. A valuation, a price range or a figure reached by an algorithm is not cash in the bank.

For independent advice on buying or selling property, check out www.reaa.govt.nz.

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When Location Matters! Are you looking for a bareland block on Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doorstep? Probably the nearest blocks available to this fast growing town, two to choose from. Fertile moisture retentive Tai Tapu soils. Build your dream home in this superb location. Blocks 1 and 2 available. Inspection by appointment. | Property ID LN1511

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Much Admired Stately Residence. This elegant six bedroom home offers ample space for family and friends as do the three well appointed bathrooms. A superbly designed kitchen features double pantries, five burner hobb, double oven and substantial counter tops. Adjoining family/dining room with log burner and french doors onto the veranda, ideal for entertaining. The grounds offer established, picturesque gardens and lawns a summer house, pergolas and a private courtyard and four car garaging. This home has so much to offer. | Property ID LE1618

Closing 12pm, Thursday 7 December 2017 (unless sold prior)

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Open Home Sunday 1.00 to 1.30pm. Beautifully presented stand-alone two bedroom townhouse. Great kitchen with breakfast bar and pantry, open-plan living/dining with heat pump and doors onto private patio. Large master bedroom with external access. Single garage with laundry space and internal access. Great location, handy to shops, schools, medical centre and library. | Property ID LE1615

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Open Home Sunday 3.00 to 3.30pm. Exceptionally well maintained two bedroom home plus a separate studio/hobby unit. Kitchen with open-plan living with ranch slider opening to a lovely private established garden setting. Double garage, garden shed, lemon trees for your Gin and Tonic. Vacant possession owner wants to sell with furniture and effects. Be in the residence before the salmon run! | Property ID LE1616

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This home has just been completed and won’t last long! The main house features three generous bedrooms, two well-appointed bathrooms complemented by a contemporary kitchen and sun-soaked living area.

Designed with today’s busy lifestyles in mind, these homes are designed to suit families, to investors and downsizers. A neutral colour palette fl ows throughout to allow buyers to add their personal touch to the interior design, and the open-plan layout provides a spacious home filled with plenty of natural light. An internal courtyard between secure garaging and the terrace provides additional outdoor space to enjoy, with the front courtyard looking out onto the shared green space and children’s playground. Showhome Brian Keogh Lane, Wigram Open daily 10am-4pm Contact Paula Duncan, 027 405 8178 or Kaaren Wilson, 022 088 6830

A fully self-contained “Fonzie” flat resides above the double garage, featuring a spacious double bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, kitchenette and living space. A great option for a teenager, granny flat, an additional family room or even a home office. The versatility is yours. Showhome Brian Keogh Lane, Wigram Open daily 10am-4pm Contact Paula Duncan, 027 405 8178 or Kaaren Wilson, 022 088 6830

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

Showhome highlights corner section advantages

A recently opened showhome at Faringdon in Rolleston demonstrates how a corner section can be an asset. Built by Golden Homes, this three-bedroom showhome has an attractive double frontage street presence, complemented by its gable roofline, country brick cladding, modern country style look and latest home fashion colours. At a little over 200sqm, the home has a real sense of spaciousness, where well thought out design has capitalised on every square metre of its size ensuring everything is there. The kitchen, dining and family area are open plan with a separate lounge that would work equally well as a media room. This is accessed through large double sliding doors, which can be opened up for a larger living area if entertaining or more space is desired, while still offering the option of a quiet room. A raking ceiling is a feature in the family area forming a light and capacious room that due to its appointment is also sun-drenched. A ducted heat pump evenly distributes warm air throughout the home during cooler times, ensuring it is always cosy. A large walk-in pantry/utility room runs off the kitchen and there is a door accessing the rear of the section. The location of the room itself, offers alternate use options, as a butler’s pantry, extra storage area or laundry, which is currently in the garage. This illustrates the versatility of the design and how changes could be made, such as adapting the plan to incorporate a fourth bedroom. Standard features that are part of the kitchen are the

engineered stone bench top, induction cook top and Pyrolytic oven, the latter ensuring you never have to clean an oven again. All bedrooms are doubles and the master bedroom has an ensuite with a very nice walk-in robe, tiled shower and double bowl vanity, as well as under floor heating. In the family bathroom, there is a bath, shower and vanity along with under floor heating while the toilet is located next door. All living areas and the master bedroom face north with external sliders providing opportunity for a large outdoor living space, that might be paved or decked. One of the features of this home is the landscaping and stained wooden black trim country style high fence, complemented by a steel pergola at the entrance that gives it the ‘wow factor’. A fully enclosed landscaped courtyard affords privacy, even though it is a corner section and there is good shelter off the living areas, partly due to the shape and design of the house. This home is finished to a high standard due to the use of steel framing, which ensures straight and accurate walls and very square corners. You will find Golden Homes’ new Faringdon showhome on the corner of East Maddisons Road and Barcote Lane (just along from the Faringdon sales office). It is open 12noon to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Looking for a property? What really counts You are in the market for a new property, scrolling the Internet, examining properties for sale and zeroing in on those with potential. They might be in locations that offer cheaper land, larger houses, or convenience to work or school. You may have visited show homes and open homes becoming confused, overwhelmed or swept away with emotional factors like having everything new, or extra features such as three car garaging. To be happy with your choice, list the features that you need, considering: • Family space – Is there room for the children to play indoors and for television and entertainment units? Should this be open plan or separated? • Kitchen – What needs to be in your kitchen? How serious are you about a butler’s pantry? Is it a whim or something that offers a practical solution to the way you use your kitchen? • Bedroom sizes – What are optimum sizes? Smaller bedrooms may translate

to slightly lower building costs while extra space can be useful. When looking at existing homes, consider whether the size of each bedroom is sufficient. • Garaging – A standard double garage once two cars are parked there offers little space for the toys. What toys do you have and could they live with the lawnmower in a garden shed, a cheaper option to three car garaging? If the budget allows and a larger garage with workshop is important, make it a selection priority. • Size of land – Lifestyle properties offer

space for children, pets, hobbies, an expansive garden and perhaps a homerun business but they require work so are not for everyone and a compact section might be more sensible if a tight budget or busy lifestyle. • Bathrooms – Second and third bathrooms are great in homes with teenagers and a wet shower room is ideal for young children. A bath might be fashionable though is often not used and its absence could mean a more spacious bathroom. • Laundry – Would a laundry in the garage do the job? • Storage – How much storage do you need? Weigh up what can truly be stored in the garage once vehicles are in, a preference in winter. Garages vary in size so check the size to ensure your vehicles will fit. Look also at where else the house offers storage capacity such as in hall cupboards, a large hot water cylinder cupboard, wardrobes (check their width and depth), walk-in robe, attic storage trusses,

as well as the potential for hooks and shelving in the garage for bikes, tools, garden equipment and even kayaks. • Off-street parking – How many vehicles can be parked on the driveway? Will this space be sufficient? • Garden - Is there sufficient space for your children to play or for entertaining? A checklist will allow you to determine what will suit your needs, the point of the exercise, saving you time looking at properties or potential house designs while assisting you to decide whether to buy a new or existing home with both options having advantages and disadvantages.

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Show Navigating the home multi-offer process Guide Homes by Parklane “Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price”

Flemington, Lincoln 6 Craig Thompson Drive Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm Wigram 2 Harvard Avenue Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Gold Reserve Award Winning Showhome

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453 www.homesbyparklane.co.nz Strategic Homes Halswell 6 Derek Anderson Drive Longhurst Estate Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm Ph (03) 963 8841 or 0274 359 333 www.strategichomes.co.nz David Reid Homes Casebrook 231 Highstead Road Fri, Sat, Sun 12pm - 4pm

Whether you’re buying or selling a property it’s a good idea to learn as much as you can about the different methods used in New Zealand. One that confuses a lot of people is the multi-offer process, where all interested prospective buyers are encouraged to submit their best offer and the seller can choose whichever one looks most attractive. “This process is designed to give all potential buyers an equal shot,” explains Real Estate Agents Authority chief executive Kevin Lampen-Smith. “The process is not like an auction where an agreement is automatically formed with a successful bidder. The seller is not obliged or required to accept any particular offer in this situation; they may accept one offer, reject all offers, or choose to negotiate further with one particular party.” The actual form that a multi-offer process takes can differ from agency to agency – it’s not defined in law or set by the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA). A multi-offer process can only be described as such when there is more than one offer in writing – a real estate agent is not allowed to pretend that there are genuine competing offers if they do not exist. “Agents are expected to clearly explain the process and any relevant paperwork to all

prospective buyers and sellers,” LampenSmith says. “If you’re unsure about anything, ask the agent to clarify it or seek advice from your lawyer. It’s far better to do this at the beginning than face confusion and disappointment further down the track.” All the offers are presented fairly in this process and a real estate agent must not favour one over another. All prospective buyers should know that they need to put their very best offer on the table, Lampen-Smith says. Some real estate agencies will hold on to the first offer they receive while they check for others, effectively creating a multi-offer process. “This may feel unfair if you think that your offer should ‘win’ because it was in first, but it’s worth remembering that the agent is working for the seller. Their primary responsibility is to get the seller the best outcome, considering both price and any conditions from buyers such as settlement date or being subject to finance.” If as a prospective buyer you are told that a sale is a multi-offer process but the situation later changes to a stand-alone offer, you must be told about this and get a chance to review your offer and submit a new one.

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How to give a multi-offer process your best shot 1. Do as much homework on a property as you can before making the offer so you minimise any risks. This is important for many reasons; not least because it may help you eliminate some conditions and help you determine what your ‘best’ offer will be. 2. When thinking about the offer, it’s worth considering how you would feel if you found out that a higher offer had been accepted ahead of yours. If you think you would be prepared to pay more, then it’s better to make that decision at the start than when it’s too late. 3. There is often confusion around timeframes in a multi-offer process, especially if a potential buyer thinks they are the only people who are interested. Talk to the real estate agent marketing the property to make sure you are clear about any deadlines and about the sale process as a whole. 4. Remember that the highest offer is not always the winner. If you were a seller, would you prefer a higher offer or one with fewer conditions? It’s impossible to guess what kind of offer will suit a seller’s particular circumstances, but it’s a good idea to eliminate as many barriers to a swift and easy sale as you can. 5. Want to get in early? Include an expiry time on your offer. This kind of sunset clause means the agent must present it to the seller so they can consider it before it expires. For independent advice on buying or selling property, check out www.reaa. govt.nz.

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Viewing: Sun 2.00pm -2.30pm Price: Neg Over $539,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/280

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LINCOLN - 81 Edward Street CHRISTMAS WITH A ROOF

• 232m2 four bedroom high-end show home on a 664m2 section • Spacious open plan living, dining & kitchen, including additional lounge • Four generously sized bedrooms - master with large walk in robe & stunning ensuite • Smart lock system & keyless entry ensures convenience & safety • Features such as ‘MaxRaft’ & ‘EcoMaster’ optimizing ultimate comfort & warmth Viewing: Sun 2.00pm – 2.30pm • Capacious outdoor living area, plenty of room for family activities Price: DEADLINE SALE. All offers to be presented on or before Tuesday 19 December 2017 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/278

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Stunning new 235m2 Brick & Cedar home Large open plan living Large bi-fold doors onto Kwila deck Great outdoor entertaining Sleek modern kitchen with quality appliances & walk in pantry Four double bedrooms Large master bedroom with walk in robe & tiled ensuite LED lighting throughout & quality blinds Separate laundry & plenty of storage Easy care 630m2 section with internal fencing & gates with access for trailer

Viewing: Sun 2.45pm -3.15pm Price: $685,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/227

Highly desirable location Leavington Close (off Perrymans Rd) Beautifully sheltered and planted offering privacy and security 4 bedroom residence 230m2 (ensuite off master) Large open plan living/kitchen area Great indoor/outdoor flow onto decking and outdoor fire area Well fenced and subdivided, stock water to each paddock 4 bay implement shed (2 lockup bays) & 3 bay hayshed

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DARFIELD - 20 Whitcombe Place IMMACULATE LIFESTYLE AT THE PERFECT PRICE

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• Immaculately presented family home • In popular Landsborough Sudivision • 6 years like new home • 4 bedrooms plus office • 2 bathrooms - ensuite off master bedroom • Well appointed kitchen with Butler’s pantry • Open plan living - family, dining & formal living areas. • Landscaped 5000m2 overlooking country farmland & mountain views • Sheltered patio for outdoor entertaining • Double internal access garage & separate single garage

Price: DEADLINE SALE. All offers to be presented on or before Wednesday 6 December 2017 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/253 Chris Flanagan Mb 027 433 4657

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HALSWELL - 692 Halswell Road

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Long road frontage onto Main Akaroa Highway 1.7km of Halswell River frontage Several magnificent building sites Subdividable into 4 hectare blocks as of right Possible potential for further intensive subdivision in the future • Situated within Christchurch City boundary

considered on or before 13 December 2017

View: www.marealestate.co.nz/275

TAI TAPU - 46 Leavington Close

NH

• 2 30m2 brick home • 4 double bedrooms, office, ensuite, bathroom, separate toilet, 3rd toilet in triple garage • Large open plan kitchen & dining with separate lounge • Log burner, heat pump, double glazing, “HRV type” air exchange, fibre connected • 2001m2 fully fenced secure section, brick spa house, chicken coop, raised garden beds • Well situated rear section located in West Rolleston School zone – be fast not last!

Viewing: Sun 4.30pm -5.00pm Price: Deadline Sale with all offers to be

EPITOME OF LIVING WITH MODERN SELF-CONTAINED FLAT IN KAJENS

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

PEACE & TRANQUILITY ON 2001m2 IN ROLLESTON

NE OPEW LIST N H ING OM E

EYECATCHING INSIDE & OUT!

Viewing: Sun 1.15pm -1.45pm Price: Neg Over $589,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/251

ROLLESTON - 714 East Maddisons Road

Licensed REAA2008

ROLLESTON - 89 Strauss Drive

OPE

SERIOUSLY GOOD LIVING

Four bedroom home in sought after ‘Heathridge’ Three bathrooms including two ensuite Three living areas and entertainers kitchen Formal entranceway, large separate laundry and attached garage Multiple wall mounted radiators throughout Sheltered outdoor dining and fully fenced 851 m2 section Apartment ideal for elderly parent or teenager. To be sold by Deadline Sale with all offers to be considered on or before 13December 2017

Residential Lifestyle Rural Property

OPE

NH

DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204

Paul Robinson 021 277 2690

Sue Robinson 021 409 050

Charlotte Bellew 027 532 5931

OM

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Open Home: Sun 2.00pm - 2.30pm Price: Neg Over $799,000 View: www.marealestate.co.nz/249

Paul Robinson Mb 021 277 2690 Sue Robinson Mb 021 409 050

www.marealestate.co.nz

Jo Barrett 021 859 006

Juliet Flanagan

Connie van der Klei

Selwyn Times 28-11-17  

Selwyn Times 28-11-17