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Property GUARDIAN

Guardian Ashburton

SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

Unique is the only word Proudly marketed by Rodger Letham Property Brokers, Ashburton FURTHER DETAILS

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ifty hectares in Winchmore location. Full borderdyke irrigation allocation of 2075 shares in the Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation Company, giving 20.75 litres per second. Currently being used as a dairy support block. The homestead is modern and unique. Entering the home the eye is taken by the polished floor enticing the visitor to explore further. Passing the galley kitchen the visitor enters the dining and living room with large windows giving expansive rural views towards the mountains. Step through double doors to the large outdoor entertainment area. Returning through the living area you enter the

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tranquil lounge. Following the sunny well lighted hallway leads to two bedrooms, master with ensuite, a good farm office, spacious laundry with access to attached double garage. Moving upstairs one finds two double bedrooms and a bathroom. All set in spacious attractive grounds. Ideal property for fattening or grazing.

Rodger Letham

For sale by Deadline Private Treaty. Offers close Friday 11th October.

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Mobile: 027 433 3436 PH: 03 307 9192 Email: rodger@propertybrokers.co.nz

East to Burnett Street Ashburton Phone 308 5269

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RESIDENTIAL 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

DRESS CIRCLE

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

LOADS TO ADMIRE

YOU WANT IT, I'VE GOT IT

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DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32311 $249,500 WEB ID AU31592A OFFERS OVER $248,000 WEB ID AU32136 $455,000 WEB ID AU27285 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 63 Havelock Street 110 Princes Street 34 Porter Street 5 Goldrich Drive A well presented sunny front townhouse Very sought after - an affordable first This very nice 3 bedroom brick home has Great value here and hard to build for this 2 3 3 4 with private outdoor area. Located a few home or investment opportunity. Sunny been extensively renovated and price blocks from town. open plan kitchen, dining, living and redecorated and now it is available for you • 218.9 sqm updated bathroom. Don't delay - call to enjoy. Private well fenced section with • 4 bedrooms with walk in wardrobe and VIEW Friday 6 Sep 12.30 - 1.30pm 1 1 1 2 today! good garage and outbuildings. A must to ensuite DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold view. • Open plan kitchen, dining and living VIEW Saturday 7 Sep 10.00 - 10.30am prior) Thursday 19th September 2013 at • Shower, bath and vanity in main 2 1 1 2 4.00pm VIEW Saturday 7 Sep 10.00 - 10.30am bathroom VIEW Saturday 7 Sep 10.00 - 10.45am

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FULL OF SURPRISES

SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME

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DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32389 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32360 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32272 OFFERS OVER $399,000 WEB ID AU31909 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 6 Allison Street 47a Wellington Street 36 Turton Street 145 Harrison Street Neat and tidy brick home on secure private • Top private home Spacious three bedroom home with large Immaculately presented larger family home 2 4 3 5 section. Popular location and seldom • Four bedrooms living area is just the start. Conservatory to on popular west side. This sunny home has available. • Open plan kitchen, dining and living trap the sun. fresh neutral colourways and new flooring • Separate lounge throughout. Roomy lounge/dining room, VIEW Saturday 7 Sep 10.45 - 11.15am VIEW Saturday 7 Sep 11.30 - 12.00pm 1 2 1 2 five bedrooms or four and a separate living VIEW Saturday 7 Sep 11.00 - 11.45am DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold space. Two bathrooms, loads of storage. prior) Tuesday 17th September 2013 at prior) Thursday 19th September 2013 at DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold 4.00pm

prior) Friday 20th September 2013 at 4.00pm

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A NEW FAMILY IS NEEDED

OPEN HOME DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU32214 $499,000 WEB ID AU32196 OFFERS OVER $135,000 WEB ID AU32163 $435,000 WEB ID AU31983 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE WESTSIDE Flat 1, 3 Creek Road 11 Magnolia Drive 18 Beach Road 5 Glassey Drive Very sunny and spacious three bedroom, You will be impressed with the location This is a home with some good hard work An attractive home with quality chattels 3 4 2 4 standalone townhouse set in a delightful and size of this family home. could be a great little nest egg. Does need throughout. Four bedrooms, near new garden setting. • 257sqm big painting, carpet and some general TLC. kitchen and bathroom and new carpet as • 4 bedrooms Two bedrooms, separate laundry, kitchen well. Top location in the often sought after VIEW Saturday 7 Sep 1.00 - 2.00pm 1 2 1 2 • Walk in wardrobe and ensuite in master and separate lounge. 492sqm section. Glassey Drive. This extremely sunny home DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Wednesday • Separate Lounge is great for entertaining. View By Appointment 11th September 2013 at 4.00pm • Open plan kitchen, dining and living 2 2 2 View By Appointment View By Appointment

NEW, WARM AND SUNNY

$342,500 WEB ID AU28988 EASTSIDE 2 Rapley Street Roomy three bedroom townhouse - all 3 brand new and ready for you to move in! Steel frames, Golden Home built with warranties in place. Sunny living area, 2 ensuite off master bedroom, attached garage with internal access. View By Appointment

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RESIDENTIAL 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

ONLY ONE YEAR OLD

LARGE SECTION

$355,000 WEB ID AU30372A EASTSIDE 24a Grey Street Most attractive and practical two bedroom 2 townhouse that still smells brand new! This front townhouse has very tasteful decor, sits well to the sun and is so handy to 1 town. A small garden shed holds mower and tools with very little garden.

$185,000 WEB ID AU31901 TINWALD 22 Elmwood Grove Hurry now! This large building site, 1108sqm has become available in the Millichamp Nursery subdivision of Elmwood Grove. This subdivision is completed to a very high standard with high quality homes now being built and established. The title is available and building can start immediately. Be quick.

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THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

$385,000 WEB ID AU31793 WESTSIDE 79 Middle Road We have location, we have size and we 3 have special features. • Three double bedrooms, heaps of wardrobe space 2 • Renovated kitchen, rimu exposed floors • New carpet, new paint and wall paper • Three car garaging 3 View By Appointment

FAMILY SIZED

LAKE HOOD SECTIONS

GOOD RENTAL PROPERTY

$275,000 WEB ID AU31586 FROM $190,000 WEB ID AU25458B TINWALD ASHBURTON 183 Harland Street Stage 8 Lake Hood Subdivision Looking for a home with good living areas Stage 8 Lake Hood sections selling now. Come along 3 then here it is! Updated kitchen, separate and secure your dream building site now. Priced from lounge. Good garage and secure section. $190,000. Handy to Primary school. Some View By Appointment 1 redecorating would enhance. View By Appointment

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NEAT & NATTY

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$218,000 WEB ID AU31031 OFFERS OVER $265,000 WEB ID AU30834 EASTSIDE WESTSIDE 30 Princes Street 53 Middle Road Tidy three bedroom home on small easy Inject a bit of your own style into this 3 3 care 421sqm section close to East Street. character villa and the rewards will be Good tidy tenant in place paying $280 per yours. Great three bedroom home, good week and keen to stay on. New log burner, sized open plan living areas, large 1 1 cylinder and nice kitchen with Butlers bathroom and log burner for warmth. pantry. Great landscaped section with established trees. 1 2 View By Appointment View By Appointment

BIG FAMILY?

$249,500 WEB ID AU30821B EASTSIDE 14 Willow Street Come and view this tidy three bedroom 3 home. Open plan living area catches plenty of sun, modernised kitchen is roomy and spacious. Just the place to start out or buy 1 as an investment home.

TOP PROJECT

NEGOTIATION WEB ID AU30748A WESTSIDE 11 Farm Road • Four bedrooms with walk in wardrobe 4 and ensuite off master • Two living areas • Open plan kitchen with dining area 3 • Huge double garage with internal access • Large games room View By Appointment

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RESIDENTIAL 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

AUCTION

NOW'S YOUR CHANCE

WEB ID AL32036 ASHBURTON 417 Scales Road, Grazing - Fattening - Lifestyle A unique type of lifestyle property approximately 10km from town centre. Excellent subdivision into six paddocks plus central lane access. Good 3 bay open shed. Well at 54m for domestic and stock water. The home is modern with three bedrooms, master room with ensuite. Large open plan living area with access to outdoor entertainment area. Heated by heat pump and log burner. Attached double garage with good workshop area. Space for the children. VIEW Saturday 7 Sep 11.30 - 12.15pm AUCTION 11.00am, Sat 21st September, 2013 On Site

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IN THE HEART OF WINCHMORE A PLACE OF PRESTIGE

IN THE COUNTRY

NEGOTIATION WEB ID AL32304 ASHBURTON 400 Racecourse Road 2.9 ha with fertile Templeton silt loam soils. Only minutes from the town centre. From the spacious sunny kitchen living room move through double doors to peaceful attractive lounge. Three bedrooms plus large games room/sleepout complex. Numerous sheds and farm buildings. Swimming pool. All set in attractive mature grounds. Room for children and or horses. Be quick!

$775,000 + GST WEB ID AL31565 ASHBURTON 518 Methven Highway 8 ha of productive eyre stony silt loam situated only 10 minutes from town centre. Three bedroom homestead with spacious open plan living plus access to outdoor entertainment area. Mature and sheltered grounds subdivided into four main paddocks plus two holding paddocks. Three bay open shed, deer shed and modest sheep yards.

$960,000 WEB ID AL31708 ASHBURTON 212 Beach Road East "PENSCROFT" 4 hectares located in one of Mid Canterbury's highly regarded locations. Four to five bedroom character homestead with all the glory of a by gone era. Kitchen, living room, magnificent dining room, library, sitting room, lounge, billiard room. The ground floor features wood panelled foyer and hallways.

NEW LISTING

MILLION DOLLAR VIEW!

NEG OVER $290,000 WEB ID AL29813 HORORATA Maffeys Road The views from this elevated lifestyle block will simply take your breath away. Situated on the downs above Hororata this amazing 15ha lifestyle property is ready and waiting for you, with excellent building site you'll enjoy unobstructed 180 degree views of the Canterbury Plains. Approximately half of the property is currently in pasture.

HASSLE FREE LIFESTYLE

$220,000 WEB ID AL27237 RAKAIA 202 Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road Two hectare property 2kms west of Rakaia Township. Fertile Waimakiriri sandy loam soils. Two 70sqm barns. Good fences and pasture.

CHERTSEY LIFESTYLE

OFFERS OVER $80,000 WEB ID AL28910 ASHBURTON Chertsey Kyle Road 2402sqm section in 3 lots on town boundary Building consent approval - great building site Motivated Vendors Town water available 15 minutes commute to Ashburton.

STUNNING VIEWS

$472,500 + GST WEB ID AL26381 ASHBURTON Wakanui Road A rare 8 hectare corner site with many attractive building sites. Full open views over town to the Southern Alps and Mt Hutt. All in good pasture on quality soils ideal to develop your landscape. Well fenced and power at the roadside. Town 'n' Country with the boundary only 1km away.

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ATTRACTIVE LIFESTYLE

$675,000 + GST WEB ID AL28305A TINWALD 152 Gartartan Road An attractive 12 hectare lifestyle property large enough to generate some income. Warm and comfortable home in settled grounds plus good out buildings including stables, implement shed tackroom/workshop and cattle yards. Opportunity for lifestyle and income.

QUALITY PRESENTATION

$225,000 WEB ID AL16032 RAKAIA Normanby Road Two hectare lifestyle property. Well fenced - post and rail for front paddock deer fenced for back paddock. New pasture on fertile soil. Stock water available from adjacent land owner. Great views of Mt Hutt and Torlesse Ranges.

SURPRISING 8 HECTARES

NEGOTIATION WEB ID AL27542 TINWALD 45 O'Keefe Road This hidden gem has to it all ready for its new owners. It has a huge home of 659sqm with 6 plus bedrooms, storage rooms, office, games room, extensive living and outdoor area including inground heated pool. Also features calf sheds (13 bays), huge lock up sheds, second home, contractors base with office, workshop and implement shed.


Industry Comment

Make your rental property a true success

Mortgage rates

5.95 % 6.25 %

It seems the rental market here in Ashburton is growing at astronomic rates with the demand for houses at a record level with multiple applications for the same property within hours of them being listed. We are renting good properties in a matter of days at present.

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2 years

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The tenants are all very aware and competitive when it comes to applying for homes. The best applications are those who have references, bank statements and personal references – similar to a CV like they were applying for a job. Such details really do make an application standout when we have so many applications coming across our desk on a daily basis.

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We advise our landlords to prepare their rentals as they would expect to live. A good tidy rental attracts good tenants. Always instruct a reputable company with a good local history to look after your most important asset, look for a company that is experienced, qualified and most importantly accountable to provide you with a service second to none. We believe this is a good time to find a tenant willing to pay a very strong rent with excellent credentials and a long term rental view. We would encourage you to come and talk to us to see how we can help you make your rental investment a true success.

Esther Wallace Letting Manager Property Brokers

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Landscaping

No mowing, No watering, No bugs - sound good?

Rakaia 8 Dunford Street

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Rakaia 142 Dunford Street

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A great find! Looking to buy below $220,000.

Charming and Delightfull Three double bedrooms, Master with

Solid family home,looking for a new owner. Could that person be you? Great garaging with open bay wood shed. This property is in very good condition and presents an ideal first home opportunity or take advantage of the current shortage of available rentals and invest - None better in this price range. Be quick.

ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.Large family dining. Good sized lounge with heatpump. Bathroom with bath and shower. Archgolla - open each end for great indoor-outdoor flow. Landscaping has been laid out to maximise easy care with a well manicured lawn and raised vege gardens. Garden shed, power point/lighting, workbench/aluminium shelves. Fully fenced. Double garage.

Don’t wait for the SOLD sign - Call now !

For Sale $219,000 View by appointment rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20172 Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Ashburton 7 Davis Crescent

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DOUBLE WHAMMY OPPORTUNITY 7 & 9 Davis Crescent Side by side properties, buy one or buy both. These flats have 3 bedrooms each and great back yard area for kids and pets to roam. This could be your opportunity you have been waiting for! No7 has a double garage and is rented at $200 per week

For Sale Offers over $145,000 View by appointment rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20160 Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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Good to Go * 3 Bedrooms For Sale $360,000 View By Appointment rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20147

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section. With compliant inbuilt log fire in the lounge area. Good sized kitchen opening to the rear of the Section. A spacious single garage plus workshop compliments this tidy package. Certainly one to view to be appreciate.

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FIRST HOME - FIRST CHOICE This lovely two bedroom brick home with sunroom is a fine example of an investors starter of first home buyers. Large double garage - fenced section ideal for children or keeping pets. So close to school and easy access to main road. 3A1F Netherby 9 Davis Crescent Don’t be disappointed. Auction Price On Application DOUBLE WHAMMY OPPORTUNITY 7 & 9 Davis Crescent View by appointment Side by side properties, buy one or buy both. These flats have 3 For Sale Offers over $145,000 each bedrooms each and great back yard area for kids and pets to roam. No rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20013 ViewOffice by appointment 3 1 2 Ashburton 03 307 8317 Ashburton 34 Wakanui Road 9 has no garaging. This could be the opportunity you have been waiting rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20161 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) Right right rented price,atright for! No place, 9 is currently $220now per week. Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 * 3 Bedrooms For $240,00 - $255,000 MidSale Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20275 * 2 Living Areas Kim Miller * Double Garage 0272368627 (03) 307 8317 * Compliant Logfire kim.miller@raywhite.com * Heat pump Urban Consultant Cindy Hayward 027 389 7955

Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Ashburton 102 Elizabeth St

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kitchen with abundance of cupboards and dining area. Large bathroom View by appointment For Saleand $232,000 For Sale $557,000 with shower and vanity also housing the laundry. House is insulated rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20087 View by Appointment View by appointment heated with a heatpump ad nightstore. Single garage and easy care Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20271 rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20272 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) grounds completes the package. Cindy Hayward 0273897955 (03) 307 8317

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited (REAA 2008) Urban Urban Consultant Consultant Mandy Marsh Chrissy Milne 021 239 4418 027 290 6606

Ashburton 21 King Street

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Appealing Home - Secure Section - Close to School

This three bedroom home has an open plan kitchen/living area with french doors out to a sunny terrace. Double garage plus large storage area on a well fenced section must add 3A1F Ashburton appeal for buyers. Hut 8 Hakatere For Sale $283,500 Down By The Seaside This hut and all its contents could be yours. View by appointment This is a life style that many love in a small caring community. This hut For Sale $80,000 - $90,000 rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20014 has a small kitchen tucked in the corner of a large dining lounge with an Ashburton 5 Wilkin Street AshburtonAshburton 43 by Buckleys Terrace View appointment Office 03 307 8317 fire.Bedrooms Three bedrooms, separate toilet, a bathroom with shower and *open 4 Double * 3 bedrooms with wardrobes rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20212 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) *vanity, Secure, laundry. private entertainers section has batts insulation. The property * 2 x living areas with views of the 03 mountains Ashburton Office 307 8317 * Modern workable kitchen * Spacious separate lounge * Easy indoor/outdoor flow

* Mitsubishi heatpump and compliant metroLimited logfire LICENSED on wetback (REAA 2008) Mid Canterbury Real Estate * Separate laundry and toilet * Loads of storage

For Sale $435,000 View by Appointment rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20274 Urban Kim Miller 0272368627 (03)Consultant 307 8317 Margaret Feiss 021 751 009

Deadline Private Treaty closing 4pm 27th September View by appointment rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20013 Property Kim Miller Manager Property 0272368627 (03) 307 8317 Veronica Manager Monaghan Annie Dwyer 027 697 6948 027 287 3388

Urban Consultant Shirley Fitzgerald 027 220 1528

96 Tancred Street, Ashburton

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For Sale $275,000 View by appointment rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20121

2 Bedroom plus sunroom The smart design caters for professionals or lifestylers seeking space and Heatpump plus HRV Easy of Care tidy townhouse is just one block from the comfort this 7 Easy year oldLiving gorgeousThis home. Fully fenced CBD. Large living area, two double bedrooms with good storage. Galley Top Location 2 living, 4 beds, 2 bathrooms and Dble garage.

Cindy Hayward 0273897955 (03) 307 8317

Ashburton 19 King Street

Manager Jill Quaid 027 437 6755

Ashburton 11 Galbraith Street

For Sale $238,000

Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)

So much on offer and will be sold; be quick!

Ashburton Office 03 307 8317 Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Get started... A tidy three bedroom home on a pet friendly, family sized

Ashburton 22 Grove Street * Double internal access garage * Private outdoor entertaining * Good off street parking

For Sale View by appointment rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20016

Mid Canterbury Real Estate Limited

Phone (03) 307 8317

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Great investment property as it is close to the town and you are not paying over the top for your section.

1012 m2 section (approx) Allenton area. Clean site, services and vehicle access at gate. Well and pump plus fenced on three sides. Primo location for primary schools and only a wander to college.

793 metre square (more or less) Rectangular section next to the park on Cambridge street. CV $101,000

Potential for investment or build your own new home. 1872m2 (more or less freehold land. Application to District Council for 4 allotment subdivision, subject to resource consent. Owner states "he will consider all offers"


Industry Comment

Verdant world in a simple glass bowl Once a 70s fad, terrariums are making a cute comeback TERRARIUMS - miniature gardens in glass containers - have stormed the design and blog world with gusto.

Each terrarium is its own little world within the jar.

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esigners including Petite Green, Miniscapes and Bosky have given a 70s fad a very contemporary sensibility.

“Each terrarium is its own little world within the jar,” says Melbourne’s Petite Green, who also makes mossariums - terrariums that contain mostly moss and small figurines.

“All it needs is a bit of water once a week,” Ryan says. “Find a nice spot for it in the home - somewhere where it doesn’t get too much direct light. “At some stage you’ll need to prune. That level of interaction is a good thing, so you’re connected to it.”

Patrick Ryan, the founder of Bosky, describes his charming creations as little gardens in opentopped glass jars.

Ryan, who stumbled across the hobby about two years ago, failed in his first attempt to create a terrarium.

“The 70s terrariums tended to be sealed and there was a lot of coloured pebbles and layers going on. I find them too over the top - I work with basic colours,” says the sound engineer.

“I enjoyed the process a lot, so I persisted.”

The earliest terrariums were glass boxes called Wardian cases, designed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, who published a book in 1842 called On the Growth of Plants in Closely Glazed Cases. Now these elegant, pint-sized ecosystems are back in vogue as time-poor and space-challenged city dwellers seek to bring a slice of low-maintenance greenery indoors.

After reading more on the topic, he succeeded with his mini-greenhouses, which are lush arrangements of moss, wood and fern with figurines, such as roaming deer. He now has a thriving business and is currently making a large terrarium to be installed in the wall of a Melbourne chocolate shop. “It’s a lovely way to spend your time,” he says. More: www.bosky.net.au, www.miniscapes.net, www.petitegreen.com.au

Make your own masterpiece terrarium

What you will need: A clear glass or plastic container Pebbles, gravel or sand

Activated charcoal (activated means it’s been through a process where it’s made more porous) Coir or sphagnum moss Potting mix Plants Water in a spray bottle Ornaments

Method: Place a layer of gravel or pebbles in the container, about 2cm deep. Add a layer of activated charcoal. Wet it. Add a layer of sphagnum moss, which will stop the potting mix from settling into the lower layers of the gravel and charcoal. Add potting mix, at least 4cm deep. To start planting (indoor plants work best) you may need to reduce the size of the plants’ root ball to fit the space you have. You can trim up to half the roots and the plants will be fine. Arrange the plants with the tallest one in the middle if you want to view the terrarium from all sides. Water the plants with just enough to settle the roots in. Make sure you keep your terrarium away from direct sunlight and from heaters.

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Home Heating

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Up the heat - not the cost

hoosing a heater is about as confusing as it can get. The secret is to understand a little about the different types of heaters, then buy one that suits your needs and your oilyrag pocket. There are three different types of heater to consider: radiant and fan heaters, oil-filled or convection panel heaters, and climate-based heating systems. Radiant and fan heaters use an element and a reflective surface to provide spot heat, some have a fan to propel the heat. They are as convenient as they are portable and cheap to buy, but (there is always a “but”) they are inefficient and therefore expensive to use. Natural-gas radiant heaters are cheaper to operate, but if one takes into

account the additional cost and shorter life of gas appliances, and their need for regular maintenance, the savings are dubious. Oil-filled or convection panel heaters are passive heaters that gently heat the air. They do not provide a blast of hot air (as radiant and fan heaters do) but are an excellent way of heating a room. Most come with a thermostat and timer. Thermostats control the amount of power your heater uses by switching on and off to maintain your desired room temperature. Timers automatically turn your heater on and off at times that suit your needs. In other words they use less power and give you more control over room temperature at the most efficient times. Climate-based heaters are in effect air-conditioning units as they pick up the natural heat from outside your home and pump it inside. In summer, they work in reverse to cool your home. The advantage is they are cheap to run, costing about half as much as other heaters, but they are expensive to buy. To summarise, if you want to heat a room look at an oil-filled type heater. If you want a quick blast of hot air, then a standard radiant heater is for you. Those who don’t mind spending big bucks up front should look at a climate-based heating system. Having decided on the type of heater that best suits your needs, the next task is to decide the right-sized heater for your room. This is not all that dif-

ficult to calculate. Heaters come in different kilowatt sizes. To determine the number of kilowatts you need, measure your room in cubic metres and multiply by 35. If your room has a floor area of 6 x 4m and a 3m stud height, then it measures 72cu m. It takes 35W to heat a cubic metre so multiply 72cu m by 35W and you get 2520W, or 2.5kW ... so you will need a 2.5kW heater. Measure one of the rooms in your home to do the calculation yourself. Step 1. Length x width x height = cubic metres of room space. Step 2. Cubic metres of room space x 35W = total watts required. Step 3. Total watts required divided by 1000 = kilowatt heater required. Here are a few other space heating tips For those who have water-heated radiators, pin or staple kitchen foil behind the radiator. This deflects the heat into the room rather than allowing it to heat the wall. Use a timer on oil heaters. Have it turn the heater on a couple of hours before you get up in the morning. Reflectors in heaters should be kept clean and bright. Using an open oven as a space heater is expensive and downright unoily-raggish.

Methven Real Estate Ltd MREINZ Licensed Real Estate Agents REAA2008

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30 Jackson Street, Methven Sunday 8th September 12 - 12.45pm

39 Racecourse Avenue, Methven Sunday 8th September 1 - 1.45pm

Prime Commercial Land Methven

ALPINE CHARM - SUPERB LOCATION. - An attractively designed double storey house with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and open plan living works well to create an exceptionally pleasant family home. Good sized double garage, fully fenced section, sunny deck area and plenty of storage. This property is available now and presented to the market by vendors who are determined to achieve a result sooner rather than later.

AFFORDABLE FAMILY LIVING. - There is nothing like coming home to your own home. You will be impressed by this five bedroom two storey low maintenance home with double garage. It is perfect for the whole family. The 927sqm section is private and secure with a sealed area for the kids to play. A little bit of TLC and you will reap the benefits. Come and check out this home and make it yours before it is too late. Full LIM report available upon request.

Build your next business venture here. Prime commercial land 3881m2 on the edge of Methven. Situated on Line Road with road frontage.

Lake Coleridge Village Section

Build your country retreat here with stunning mountain and high country scenery, very close to the Rakaia River. Prime 672m2 section with services at boundary. 10 minutes to the Lake and Mt Olympus Ski Field close by. Just over one hour to Christchurch. Great value.

www.methvenrealestate.co.nz | 127 Main Street, Methven | (03) 303 3093

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ow is the time for scraping off the legacy of winter - the moss, mould, lichen and gunge from paths, driveways, fences, outer walls and guttering.

Decks and patios - use an old-fashioned broom to sweep away leaves then a deck cleaner to get rid of mildew, pollen and fungus.

Spring cleaning is an investment in time, effort and money and it’s worth protecting the longevity of the home. First, though, let’s clean up some myths about cleaners. Bleach is an excellent germ-killer and stain remover, but it doesn’t actually clean dirt and residue. It’s best to buy environmentally safe cleaners and not just biodegradable.

Outdoor furniture - a multi-purpose outdoor cleaner for plastic and metal furniture or a specific wood cleaner.

When you get started cleaning outdoors it’s a good idea to start high and work to low. Roof - Buy a specialised product, then scrub and hose off. Gutterings - a ladder, a pair of heavy duty gloves and elbow grease. Hose down afterwards and then invest in gutter guard so those leaves won’t be such a problem next year. Outer walls - good old-fashioned hot soapy water. Windows - outside first, then, good luck, get your teenagers to do the insides. Paths and driveways - water blasting. Fences - water blasting but reduce the pressure for wooden fences.

Barbecue - some degreaser, a wire brush and a bit of effort. Pool - Get it cleaned, filled and water in great shape ready for summer. Shade - make sure the umbrellas, shade sails or awnings have been given a clean (check labels for suitable cleaners) and are in good working condition. If this all seems too much or you don’t have the time, invest in some expert help.


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Even the trendiest of city slickers long for a little bit of nature to inject into their home.


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ide open spaces, mountainous vistas and expansive gardens. In Mid-Canterbury we are blessed with excessive space that many people living around the world are not so fortunate to have, so when we garden locally, it tends to be in the traditional sense of the word. But an ever-growing shortage of space and a cold concrete-feel in many cities across the world have inspired new and unique ways to bring the green back into the urban jungle. Even the trendiest of city slickers long for a little bit of nature to inject in their home and work environments. Enter the realm of the vertical garden. Vertical gardens have become all the rage in landscaping, and are starting to make their mark in New Zealand homes. Vertical gardens are the topiary of the future. They are essentially frameworks of plants that are arranged on the side of a building or wall, or some take a different approach and arrange a selection of plants in frames such as a bookshelf. These breathtaking, upward expanses of greenery are sprouting up worldwide as public art, covering public and residential buildings, and functioning as spaceconscious home gardens for those who like to indulge in the trendy. The fun in this type of gardening is that every element can build a different look,

whether you use useful plants such as herbs and lettuces, colourful flowers or spiky succulents. This high-reaching form of gardening has become of worldwide interest as it offsets a space’s carbon footprint while also being aesthetically pleasing. Many worldwide large-scale architectural projects are now planning to use vertical gardening as a way to improve the environment within the city, as well as provide a beautiful, natural contrast to the metallic neighbourhood in which it’s located. But planting a vertical garden in your own home can offer many benefits, even if you already have plentiful space for gardening outside. A vertical garden taking up a large section of wall, either inside or out, can significantly reduce the ambient air temperature of a room, making it a natural way to stay cooler in summer. It offers thermal and acoustic insulation as well as the absorption of dust and particles, so it keeps your house cleaner. The aesthetically pleasing nature can increase the value of your home, and it creates a calming environment to live in.

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Preparing for sale

A good clothesline essential receives the most sunlight, and preferably away from tress and view if possible. If you are installing a fold-down or retractable clothesline in a small area, choose an outside level wall that receives the most sunlight. No mater what type of clothesline you install, you’re going to have to dig a hole.

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pring has finally arrived – not that you would have noticed in the past couple of days – and hopefully the months of challenges of getting your washing dry outside should be over. That is if you have a suitable clothesline, and it is in the right spot. Installing a clothesline isn’t a difficult job, in fact it’s the perfect DIY project. And a good clothesline should be on the checklist of essentials when it comes to selling your home. There are many clotheslines on the market that will suit your washing amounts and the amount of space you have in your back yard. You can choose from the traditional hoist clothesline that many of us grew up with or a space-saving retractable line, or even a fold-down version.

A hoist clothesline generally recommends area diameter and hole dimensions for concreting its central pole into the ground. Simply follow the recommendations for hole depth, wet the inside of the hole, place in clothes-line and pre-mix concrete with water. Make sure to poke out air bubbles and check the vertical level with a spirit level and allow concrete to cure for 24hrs. Once the concrete has set, simply follow the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer. Dry soil can absorb moisture out of the wet concrete therefore weakening the stability. To prevent this lightly, spray water inside the hole before filling it with concrete. If you mix your concrete in a wheelbarrow, wet your wheelbarrow first to make the cleanup easier. When you purchase a wall-mounted retractable or fold-down clothesline, the mounting components are usually supplied. Simply choose a suitable wall location with no obstructions and good sunlight. Make sure you identify the weight capacity of the house before mounting. Level and attach the wall brackets then follow the assembly instructions. If the wall isn’t strong enough, ground conversion kits are available.

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