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25 Andrew Street This lovely home is situated in Allenton, close to schools and the shopping centre for your convenience. Major renovations have just been completed and have transformed this property into a modern, lovely home you will be proud to come home to. The master bedroom has a walk-in robe, large ensuite with spa bath and another room which could be an office (with external door), nursery or it could be a parents' retreat. The options here are endless. There are another three bedrooms, plus an office nook, for the rest of the family. The living area is open plan and heated by a compliant logburner. It is situated on a 1012 sqm well-laid-out

section including a single and double garage, a garden shed and glasshouse. There is also a mechanics pit for the enthusiasts. Well worth your time to inspect. *Please note: The carpet in the rest of the house will be replaced to match the carpet in the master bedroom, which is dark grey.

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Debbie Boon Ph 027 448 4006 Mick Hydes Ph 027 437 9696

Deadline Sale: The vendors invite offers in the vicinity of $399,000 on or before 3pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

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HASTINGS MCLEOD LTD 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

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PARK LIKE SETTING

POSITION PERFECT

WHAT A TREASURE

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DEADLINE SALE WEB ID AU47962 $665,000 WEB ID AU47547 BUYERS $465,000+ WEB ID AU47719 BUYERS $375,000+ WEB ID AU47835 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 13 Woods Street 15 Tuarangi Road 9 Geoff Geering Drive 11 Sudbury Street Located beside the stream this home offers This idyllic property provides rural living Positioned on a rear setting you will find This tidy family home has recently been 3 4 3 5 a tranquil outlook. Open plan dining/living within the town boundary. A modern this near new three bedroom plus study redecorated and will appeal to a family area. family home with two living areas built in home. The living area is perfect for looking for space. Five bedrooms, large 2001 having the latest benefits of LED entertaining and has easy flow to the open plan living, and two modern VIEW Saturday 27 Feb 10.00 - 10.30am 1 2 2 2 lighting and centralised air conditioning. outdoors. The bedrooms are all large bathrooms makes this property the perfect DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 9th Situated on a full acre (4,047sqm) section. doubles, the main has an ensuite. option. Inspection will impress. March, 2016 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

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DEADLINE SALE WEB ID AU48174 $620,000 WEB ID AU45064 DEADLINE SALE WEB ID AU47966 BUYERS $330,000+ WEB ID AU48007 TINWALD WESTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 171 Grove Street 30 Reighton Drive 39 Lane Street 61 Cameron Street Family home purchasers you must view this Seldom does a home of this quality design This spacious family home will satisfy the If you have been waiting for a well 4 4 4 2 amazing home NOW. Sunny spacious living and tasteful decor become available in a largest of families. presented townhouse with excellent living areas. lovely location. This stunning executive areas (including spacious conservatory), VIEW Saturday 27 Feb 11.30 - 12.00pm home has so many highly spec'd extras a two roomy bedrooms, separate laundry VIEW Saturday 27 Feb 11.00 - 11.30am 2 2 2 1 DEADLINE SALE closes Friday 11th March, visit to appreciate is necessary. and shower room, then here it is. Well 2016 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior) DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 10th planted front section. Don't delay. VIEW Saturday 27 Feb 11.30 - 12.00pm March, 2016 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

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$405,000 WEB ID AU47730 $620,000 WEB ID AU46711 BUYERS $199,000+ WEB ID AU48151 $324,000 WEB ID AU45916 WESTSIDE WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 18 Cavendish Street 14 Elizabeth Place 25 Suffolk Street 151 Kermode Street If you're looking for a special home look An impressive and spacious five bedroom Don't wait round with this one! A ideal Motivated vendor looking for new owners 3 5 3 3 no further. As soon as you reach the end family home located on a large established opportunity to get on the property ladder for this much loved home of your driveway you will feel relaxed as 1599sqm section in the heart of Allenton. with this 3 bedroom home. Located on a • Three bedrooms plus hobby room the grounds seem to encompass The home boasts modern and character fully fenced easy care 629sqm section. • 1011sqm section 1 2 1 1 everything around you. The living is filled open plan living areas plus separate Plenty of off street parking. Could also be • Full of charm and space spacious and your sun-drenched patio and lounge plus two bathrooms. an ideal development site. • Heat Transfer System BBQ area. • Excellent double garage. 2 3 2 VIEW Saturday 27 Feb 12.15 - 12.45pm VIEW Sunday 28 Feb 1.00 - 2.00pm VIEW Saturday 27 Feb 12.15 - 12.45pm

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Large sunny sections $242,000

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$249,000

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Rachel Curd 027 228 9401

Murray Young 027 434 0942

Kirsty Clay 027 308 7557

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Excellent views

Turton Green

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Hamish Niles 027 435 6265

Marilyn Cross 027 435 6311

Clark McLeod 027 432 2194

Karen McRae 027 436 4146


HASTINGS MCLEOD LTD 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

BIG IS BEAUTIFUL

DEFINITELY NOT A DRIVE BY

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

FABULOUS FIRST HOME

VERY DISTINGUISHED

BUYERS $410,000+ WEB ID AU48223 BUYERS $268,000+ WEB ID AU48218 BUYERS $340,000+ WEB ID AU47855 BUYERS $445,000+ WEB ID AU47860 WESTSIDE WESTSIDE TINWALD WESTSIDE 159 Middle Road 10 Tucker Street 159a McMurdo Street 12 Wills Street Great family home - room for everyone to This home will appeal to a broad range of Very tidy 1990's three bedroom home on Need more time for extra activities? This 4 3 3 4 spread out and enjoy. Four bedrooms, purchasers. Absolutely immaculate inside an easy care rear section. Spacious open stylish home could free up your leisure super second lounge or games room, and out, the home has three bedrooms, plan kitchen/dining/living with outdoor time. Four bedrooms, three up and one lovely private section, garaging and storage large kitchen/dining and sunny lounge. flow to a sunny patio. Double garage and down with two bathrooms recently 2 1 1 2 aplenty. Close to Argyle Park. A must to New carpets and paint - just move in and plenty of off street parking. Phone to view. modernised. Great kitchen/living and lovely see. enjoy. private courtyard. VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment

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$530,000 WEB ID AU47786 $389,000 WEB ID AU46926 BUYERS $450,000+ WEB ID AU47476 BUYERS $377,000+ WEB ID AU47747 EASTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE TINWALD 3 Magnolia Drive 21A Andrew Street 72 Wills Street 25 Agnes Street You will be captivated by this brand new Only six years old this home offers open Only a stones throw from the domain, you Tastefully decorated near new three 4 3 3 3 spacious four bedroom family home. plan living with spacious kitchen and office better be quick with this one. Priced to sell bedroom townhouse close to shopping Incorporating two sunny and spacious or hobby nook. Three double bedrooms, this sunny three bedroom home can not be centre. Sunny kitchen/dining/living with open plan living areas, a quality kitchen master with en-suite, two heat pumps and overlooked. Double garage at the rear has sliding doors leading to patio, offering 2 2 2 1 with stone benchtop and walk in pantry, built for private indoor outdoor living. Easy been converted into a hobby room finished perfect indoor/outdoor living. Fantastic feature gas log burner and an abundance care gardens. to a high standard. storage throughout. of storage. 2 2 1 2 VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment

GEM ON GLASSEY

PERFECT PACKAGE

STRIKING DESIGN

COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT

$382,000 WEB ID AU46813 $365,000 WEB ID AU46400 BUYERS $575,000+ WEB ID AU47238 TENDER WEB ID AC47698 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE TINWALD HINDS 8 Glassey Drive 2 Rapley Street 12 Whiteoak Grove 150 Peters Street Enjoy BBQ's on the sunny deck at this Put this on your wish list. Three double Upon completion this quality four bedroom This is a great opportunity to invest in a well located 3 3 4 smart three bedroom house in a quiet bedrooms, master with ensuite, well 261sqm family home will tick many boxes commercial property with good lease terms.Situated westside street. Substantial updated appointed kitchen and open plan sunny if you are looking for a new build in the on State Highway 1 in Hinds, this site has excellent kitchen and dining room with separate living with slider to sheltered patio area. popular Oaklea subdivision. Spacious road frontage and exposure to an average of 7,910 1 2 2 cosy lounge heated by log burner. Three Great storage throughout, single garage proportions complete with separate living vehicles per day. This property comprises a number of double bedrooms, double garage and with internal access and off street parking. area, walk in pantry and separate laundry. buildings, including specialised paint booth and carport. extensive land area. 2 1 2 VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment

FIRST FLOOR OFFICES

BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID AC47016 ASHBURTON 217 West Street Refurbished first floor offices available in great CBD location. Three offices available separately or collectively with modern shared amenities. Car parks available on request. VIEW By Appointment

TENDER closes Friday 4th March, 2016 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

RURAL LIFESTYLE

$115,000 WEB ID AU48196 MOUNT SOMERS 7 Pattons Road This lovely half acre (2303sqm) looks over paddocks with views to the Southern Alps and Mt Somers looming nearby. Services to the gate, a formed separate driveway, mature trees- including 3 walnuts, a plum and an apricot tree- this is one of the last smaller sized sections available in the area. VIEW By Appointment

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LIFESTYLE PLUS INCOME

AFFORDABLE LIFESTYLE

DEADLINE SALE WEB ID AL47771 DEADLINE SALE WEB ID AL46728 TINWALD HINDS 18 Thews Road 34 Cracroft Street A great opportunity to purchase a lifestyle • Spacious living areas and bedrooms 3 3 and if you choose an income. • Recently renovated • Great landscaped section. VIEW By Appointment DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 2nd March, 2016 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

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HASTINGS MCLEOD LTD CANTERBURY

Hastings McLeod Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

DAIRY FARM 322 HA

$12,850,000 + GST (IF ANY) NIMROD DOWNS - 2151 HA

0800 FOR LAND

BY NEGOTIATION

WEB ID AR48173

WEB ID AR48149

METHVEN 149 McLennans Bush Road

ALBURY 2034 Mt Nessing Road

A quality Methven dairy farm operation. The 1200mm rainfall allows for low operating costs but with the ability to "ramp up" with excellent in shed and feed pad systems. The quality of the development is evident in lanes, subdivision, pastures, stock water supply, 60 bale rotary milking shed, vet facilities, extensive sheds, quality executive four bedroom home and three homes for staff accommodation. An attractive proposition in a great environment. Deserving genuine consideration at a very fair price. Peaked at 1000 cows for 411,964 kgs. VIEW By Appointment

Seldom do we see freehold farms of this size (being 2151 ha freehold) and scale come to the market. A great opportunity to purchase a well balanced farm with land that goes from easy fattening downs to tussock breeding country. This farm has the ability to both breed and fatten and has an array of buildings from modernised homestead, tidy second home, excellent three stand raised board woolshed and covered yards, cattle yards, implement shed and workshop. All in all a great farm in a well regrassed area and only 63km to Timaru or 36km to Fairlie. VIEW By Appointment

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WEB ID AR48030

WEB ID AR48029

HORORATA 803 Ardlui Road

RAKAIA 1031 Sharlands Road

Impressive 335ha self-contained dairy farm located in the favoured Te Pirita area close to Christchurch. Featuring a highly developed 215ha milking platform, currently milking 735 cows through a fully automated 54 bail rotary shed with MilkHub technology. Spray irrigated via centre pivot. Executive style main homestead complemented by two modern staff accommodation units. Adjoining 120ha spray irrigated support property. VIEW By Appointment DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 17th March, 2016 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

The quality spray irrigated farm has a excellent proven track record. Having been converted by the vendors in 1997. Very seldom do you get so many top quality features on one farm. • Excellent location to Christchurch • Automated shed (Milkhub) • Good irrigation system • Excellent trimmed shelter • 50 bail rotary dairy • Quality soils • Strong pastures. VIEW By Appointment DEADLINE SALE closes Thursday 17th March, 2016 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

PREMIUM SOILS

DEADLINE SALE BROOKTON FARM LTD

BY NEGOTIATION

WEB ID AR47917 BROOKSIDE Stewarts Road

• 36.9510 hectares • Barrhill fine sandy loam soils • Good irrigation consent and system • Sound four bedroom home and buildings • Hatfield area, only 7kms to Rakaia Rarely do opportunities come along for land in this desirable and tightly held arable area. This property is the perfect size for a strategic purchase, first farm opportunity or standalone specialist arable property. Inspection is recommended. VIEW By Appointment DEADLINE SALE closes Monday 29th February, 2016 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

Offered to the market by genuine vendors is 232ha dairy unit well located at Brookside only 30 minutes from Christchurch. Established property held in 7 titles with excellent layout and strong soils combined with spray irrigation from groundwater take have made this property a star low cost performer. Farm improvements include a tidy 40 aside herringbone shed plus full range of outbuildings. Substantial 4 bedroom homestead complemented by additional three staff houses. Previously achieved 341,708kgms from 800 cows, targeting 325,000kgms from 780 cows 15/16 season. VIEW By Appointment

FINAL NOTICE

SUPERB SITE - 2.0 HA

$350,000 WEB ID AL43590 ASHBURTON Beach Road East 2.0 hectares only minutes from town centre. Presently sown in Lucerne. Shelter on four sides. Superb site to build on. Be quick! VIEW By Appointment

WEB ID AR47769

RAKAIA 30 McKays Road

WAKANUI LIFESTYLE

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$650,000 WEB ID AL46522 $230,000 WEB ID AL46274 ASHBURTON MOUNT SOMERS 87 Wakanui School Road Ashburton Gorge and Hoods Road • 6.0218 hectares • Elevated 1 hectare sites with mountain and rural 3 • Sheltered mature landscaped section views. • Recently renovated home including • Stage 1 release of 3 sections (Subject to title) kitchen and bathroom • Protective covenants in place and services of power, 1 • Great garaging, workshop and storage water and fibre sheds • Situated within walking distance of all Mt Somers • Cattle yards, well fenced paddocks and amenities. 6 good soils. VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment

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LI ST IN G NE W IF LOCATION IS IMPORTANT

Allenton

WESTSIDE

6 Middle Road

For Sale

25 Andrew Street

Very handy location to shops, college etc. Attractive three bedroom home built in 1993 on well maintained section. Family living opens to large lounge with street views. Private backyard with garden shed. This really is an attractive property waiting for new owners.

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Major renovations have just been completed and have transformed this property into a modern lovely home. The master bedroom has a walk-in robe, large ensuite with spa bath. There is another three bedrooms. The living area is open plan and heated by a compliant log burner. Single and double garage, garden shed and glasshouse.

$455,000 Sat 10.30-11am or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551757

Jenny Gray

M 027 452 2888 B 03 307 7377 jenny.gray@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

Allenton For Sale

The vendors invite offers in the vicinity of $399,000 on or before 3pm, Tue 1 Mar 2016.

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Sat 10.45-11.15am or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551700

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

QUIET CUL-DE-SAC - HANDY TO TOWN

Allenton

SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY

Allenton

15 Buchanan Place

For Sale

7 Charlesworth Drive

For Sale

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Developer says let it go, so get yourself a top quality home at a hugely reduced price. Your chance to get the capital gain. The home is 280m² with four bedrooms-master with ensuite, huge butlers pantry with sink, superior finishing all the way through with neutral decor, double internal access garaging - the list goes on.

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Attractive and stylish three bedroom home waiting for new owners. The space here will surprise you. Kitchen/dining with step down living area with great indoor/outdoor living for the summer months (complaint logburner). A bonus is the fantastic separate large lounge. Master bedroom with ensuite, brand new carpet throughout.

$438,000 Sat 11.30-12pm or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551679

Jenny Gray

M 027 452 2888 B 03 307 7377 jenny.gray@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

$649,500 Sat 1-1.30pm or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/550246

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

WAS $649,000 - NOW $639,000

Allenton

EXECUTIVE FINISH

Allenton

28 Charlesworth Drive

For Sale

21 Douglas Drive

For Sale

Just completed this large four bedroom home is ideally sited for outdoor living. Functional yet stylish and modern with all the typical refinements expected for modern easy living. Internally this property has large living spaces together with four bedrooms and ensuite. Loads of storage and double garage.

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Up market spec home of 281sqm situated in Turton Green on a 1000sqm section. Consisting of two generous size living area’s, a great kitchen with a generous butler’s pantry. Excellent outdoor living areas to entertain all your friends who will want to stay. To accommodate this there are four double bedrooms.

Offers over $639,000 Sat 12.15-12.45pm or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/550853

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

$749,000 View by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551197

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

THIS HOME JUST LOOKS GOOD

Allenton

PARKSIDE LIVING

Allenton

6 Woodham Drive

For Sale

195 Middle Road

For Sale

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The first floor of this home boasts a single and three double bedrooms, a bathroom. Whilst the ground floor has two living area’s, kitchen, WC, laundry, shower and double garage. Situated adjacent Argyle Park with a playground in clear view. The grounds are compact, low maintenance and easy care. Vehicle access is off Lane St.

Proud to offer this four bedroom plus office home with ensuite off master, two cosy open plan living areas and kitchen, good size double garage with internal access. Man’s sized workshop with power. Raised vege gardens on a 722m² section. Its all done - move in and enjoy. Great Allenton locations! WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

$538,000 Sat 11.30-12pm or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551538

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

$399,000 View by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/550330

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

Bayleys Ashburton - 03 307 7377

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THE SEARCH ENDS HERE

Ashburton

UNASSUMING QUALITY

Ashburton

156 William Street

Price by Negotiation

66 Cameron Street

Price by Negotiation

Fantastic opportunity to purchase a lot of house on a very easy care section not far from amenities! Maximising all day sun large living areas, also featuring four bedrooms spacious and functional kitchen. Compliant logburner and heat pump allows you to take comfort in knowing next winter you will be cosy warm. Three car garaging.

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Central living in a large very well appointed quality home. Loaded with smart features for your comfort and convenience. Modern decor, neat well maintained property priced to sell now. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living, covered deck, conservatory, plus, plus, plus. Get in quick.

The vendors invite offers in the vicinity of $459,000 Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/550920

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

RURAL LIVING WITHIN TOWN 33 Leeston Street East side Ashburton, 6,448sqm section with water and power supply on road entry. Possible subdivision being an ideal development site. Property has good storage shed plus open carport. Excellent access onto quiet street. WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

The vendors invite offers in the vicinity of $490,000

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by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551599

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

Hampstead

SIMPLY MOVE IN AND ENJOY

Allenton

Deadline Sale

25 Elizabeth Street

For Sale

The vendors invite offers in the vicinity of $250,000 on or before 3pm, Fri 11 Mar 2016

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Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551686

Ray Knight

M 027 434 0139 B 03 307 7377 ray.knight@bayleys.co.nz

Immediate possession is available on this brand new three bedroom, two bathroom home. The spacious kitchen and dining has a northerly aspect and flows beautifully to the outdoor living zone and easy-care section. Well-appointed with quality fixtures and fittings, this home requires your inspection.

$520,000

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Sat 10.45-11.15am or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/519069

Brad Wallis

M 022 350 2269 B 03 307 7377 brad.wallis@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

BEAUTY ON BURNETT

Ashburton

SIZE DOES MATTER

Tinwald

372 Burnett Street

For Sale

124 Tarbottons Road

For Sale

Brad Wallis

Are you looking for a section big enough for your dream home and sheds for toys. We have here a 4,106sqm section with a terrific outlay in popular Kelburn Estate amongst other quality homes. The best of both worlds with country like living in town close to Tinwald Golf Club and amenities.

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

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Four bedroom bungalow on easy care section Currently tenanted Recently renovated, making this a tidy investment or excellent first home Centrally located, just a short stroll to the CBD

$295,000 View Sat 10-10.30am or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551337 M 022 350 2269 B 03 307 7377 brad.wallis@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

$260,000 View phone for viewing times www.bayleys.co.nz/551635

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

SPOIL YOURSELF HERE

Tinwald

CALLING ALL LIFESTYLE SEEKERS

Ashburton

31 Tarbottons Road

For Sale

200 Methven Highway

For Sale

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Lifestyle seekers will appreciate this 2.02ha block only minutes from town on Methven Highway. This three bedroom Oamaru stone home has been modernised throughout with neutral tones, double glazing and refurbished bathroom. A fourth bedroom/sleepout, additional garaging and stables complete this desirable lifestyle package.

A much loved family home for 17 years has reluctantly become too large for its owner, well thought out flow, dining living area and separate lounge, three double and one single bedroom with two toilets accommodate the family with an internal access double garage. WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

$460,000 Sat 1.45-2.15pm or by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551085

Mick Hydes and Debbie Boon

M 027 437 9696 or 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

Bayleys Ashburton - 03 307 7377

$695,000 View by appointment www.bayleys.co.nz/551554

Brad Wallis

M 022 350 2269 brad.wallis@bayleys.co.nz

Mike Preston

M 027 430 7041 mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz

www.bayleys.co.nz


PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING AND FAMILY LIVING

Ashburton

66 Hollands Road

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Ideally situated lifestyle 12.36 hectare property only minutes from town Four bedroom brick home (approx 285m²) built in 2004, set in private and sheltered picturesque surrounds Super spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living, separate lounge plus office Four bay shed - two bays with concrete floor, 3 phase power Well for irrigation via K-Line, domestic and stock water Very versatile unit awaiting new owners

Jon McAuliffe

M 027 432 7769 B 03 307 7377

Mike Preston

M 027 430 7041 B 03 307 2400

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WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

4pm, Wed 23 Mar 2016 (unless sold prior) View Sun 10.30-11am www.bayleys.co.nz/551668

SIZE, SOIL, WATER EQUALS FARMING OPTIONS

Winchmore

267 Winchmore School Road

Deadline Sale

Located in a favoured area of a very diverse county this 41.314 hectare property is being offered to the market after a faithful 17 year tenure. Subdivided into 23 paddocks plus laneway presenting numerous farming options utilising the quality soils and irrigation. The modern two storey home boasts four bedrooms plus office, two bathrooms, open plan living and separate lounge all set amidst established gardens and mature trees. In two titles; this property is a must view

Mike Preston

4pm, Thur 3 Mar 2016 (unless sold prior) www.bayleys.co.nz/551494 M 027 430 7041 B 03 307 2400 mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

George Morris

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NEW HOME PLUS LIFESTYLE

582 Methven Highway, Winchmore

Only minutes from Ashburton town centre this impressive 8.8380 hectare lifestyle property is exceptional in both its location and presentation of the modern home that has been finished to a high standard. Large open plan living, lounge and kitchen areas with doors opening out to the patio and established garden. Three bedrooms plus office, master bedroom with ensuite and walk in wardrobe. The kitchen is both functional and stylish, with Granite surfaces and Bosch appliances. A log burner and heat pump along with the double glazed windows ensure the home remains warm and comfortable all year round. Fenced into 5 paddocks with irrigation via the Ashburton Lyndhurst Irrigation scheme giving plenty of options to the purchaser of this productive unit. A five bay implement/ hay shed with one bay enclosed completes this lifestyle package. This outstanding property offers the attributes of rural living whilst being close to town.

Deadline Sale

4pm, Wed 23 March 2016 (unless sold prior) View Open Home Sunday 11-11.45am www.bayleys.co.nz/551729

Mike Preston

M 027 430 7041 mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz

George Morris

M 027 212 8668

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

george.morris@bayleys.co.nz

Bayleys Ashburton - 03 307 7377

www.bayleys.co.nz


Open Home

Open Home

Ashburton 11 Sudbury Street

Tinwald 6 Catherine Street

Won’t last long

* Bonus Here*

Looking for a 5 bedroom home in a quiet no thoroughfare street - not far from shops, primaryschool, preschool and kindergarten and only 5 minutes from the CBD then I have the property for you!!!! This property has a lovely family feel and renovated to please with a great vege garden, hot house and easy care colourful garden to please the green fingered.

* Three bedrooms * Open plan living & dining * En suite bathroom * Large double garage * Private beautifully presented section This cosy three bedroom home has been immaculately presented to near "AS NEW" condition and would ideally suit those who are looking to down size or to upgrade to an easy care immaculate home.

For Sale Offers over $375,000 View Saturday 10:00am - 10:30am rwashburton.co.nz/9293700 www.rwashburton.co.nz/9293700 Sue Cooper 027 331 3733 sue.cooper@raywhite.com LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Ashburton 127 Cameron Street Billy Thomas on Cameron For Sale Set Date of Sale closing 14th March at 2:00pm View Saturday 10:30am - 11:00am rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21123 www.rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21123 Armand Vandereik 021 597 527 (03) 3078317 armand.vandereik@raywhite.com LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

Ashburton 108 Smithfield Road

Ashburton 27 Grey Street

What an opportunity, subdivide or land bank.

You wont believe your eyes!

* 3.39 Ha divided into 3 paddocks * Zoned Residential D * Underground water main for irrigation and stock water from new well * Great shelter provided by mature poplars * Family home with 4 bedrooms and 2 living areas

Open Home

For Sale Offers over $760,000 + GST (if any) View Saturday 10:00am - 10:45am www.rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21030 rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21030 Bruce McPherson 027 438 4250 bruce.mcpherson@raywhite.com LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

* 4 bedrooms, master with en suite * Open plan living and dining * Heat pump and Ventilation system * Double internal access garage with auto door opener * Private and secure back section This is a very enticing home, complete with open plan kitchen, living and dining and opening out onto a generous sized covered patio ideal for BBQ’s.

Undoubtedly one of Ashburton’s more admired homes. Only a short stroll to the Domain, cafes and restaurants. Resonating character and charm this picturesque home is embraced within it’s beautiful garden. Acquiring this home really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is a must view for anyone seeking a family home in a great location. Through its life it has been a true family home and had plenty of love and attention and been very well maintained.

Ashburton 23 Philip Street Deceptively Spacious Flat! For Sale Set Date of Sale closing 14th March 2016 at 2:00pm View Saturday 12:15pm - 12:45pm www.rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21132 rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21132 Armand Vandereik 021 597 527 (03) 3078317 armand.vandereik@raywhite.com LICENSED (REAA 2008)

* Two bedroom PLUS sunroom/office * Large open plan living and dining * 3 Heat pumps/Air Conditioning + Log fire * Single garage with automatic door opener * Roadside frontage New to the market and sure to be hot property, this deceptively spacious two bedroom home in the desirable Allenton location boasts a large modernized living and dining area.

Open Home

Rakaia 42 Mackie Street

Allenton 37 Hanrahan Street

Ashburton 2 Westpark Close

Grab Me Quick!

A wee bit special

Modern, Chic & Spacious

Superbly situated in a quiet west side street yet located just a short walk from the centre of Rakaia is this wonderful property that presents a brilliant opportunity to secure a very nice well-presented family home. This property is bathed in natural light and warmth with a newly renovated kitchen, three good sized bedrooms, master with ranch sliders that open onto a private patio area.

* 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite & WIR) * Double living spaces * Entertainers kitchen * stunning bathroom, separate toilet & laundry * Masport log fire & Mitsubishi heat pump & under tile heating * Cladding - Central Otago schist, cedar weatherboards & Axon panel

* 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom * Consented log fire, heatpump, Solar heating * Inground pool * Double garage with internal access - auto door A superior home for the discerning buyer. This Benchmark build has space galore. Large lounges opening to pool & garden.

Open Home

VIP - Very Impressive Property For Sale Deadline sale closing 9th March 2016 at 3:30pm View by appointment rwashburton.co.nz/9387557 www.rwashburton.co.nz/9387557 Cindy Hayward 027 389 7955 (03) 3078317 cindy.hayward@raywhite.com

For Sale Set Date of Sale closing 14th March 2016 at 2:00pm View Saturday 9:30am - 10:00am rwashburton.co.nz/9395000 www.rwashburton.co.nz/9395000 Armand Vandereik 021 597 527 (03) 3078317 armand.vandereik@raywhite.com LICENSED (REAA 2008)

For Sale Offers over $670,000 View Sunday 1:00pm - 1:30pm rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20692 www.rwashburton.co.nz/AHB20692 Cindy Hayward 0273 897 955 03 307 8317 cindy.hayward@raywhite.com

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Ashburton 22 Buchanan Place Private and sunny family home in westside Culde-sac. Discerning buyer will appreciate quality. 3 bedrooms, large lounge, u/floor heating, 2 heat pumps, fire, fibre optic cabling. Conservatory (spa could be negotiated) covered connection to double garage. Contact me for your discrete viewing opportunity.

For Sale $679,000 View Sunday 11:00am - 11:30am rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21117 www.rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21117 Kim Miller 0272 368 627 kim.miller@raywhite.com

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

Open Home

LICENSED (REAA 2008)

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For Sale $279,000 View Sunday 3:30pm - 4:00pm rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21082 www.rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21082 Mike Grant ncre 0212 720 202 mike.grant@raywhite.com

For Sale Offers over $560,000 View Saturday 11:00am - 11:30am rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21119 www.rwashburton.co.nz/AHB21119 Carrie-ann Summers 021 165 3091 carrie-ann.summers@raywhite.com

(REAA 2008)

Open Home

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2 Avalon Grove, Ashburton

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SIMPLY STUNNING

Sensational House and Garden

Offers around $300,000

Private Peaceful Perfect

In the heart of Braebrook lies this beautifully built home. No expense has been spared with this house,from the underfloor insulation to the in built log fire with a magnificent shist wall behind it.

The minute you step inside this house you’ll relax into this property which is tucked away on a 1622m2 landscaped section with choice plants. Modern sunny kitchen (granite bench) with separate butlers pantry, spacious living with high stud throughout (log fire & heat pump) and separate formal lounge.

Very motivated Vendor. Are you looking for your first home or investment? Tidy two bedroom home with open plan kitchen and living plus outdoor hobby room and workshop.

Nestled down a quiet back section, this well built home consists of four bedrooms (master en suite) and walk in robe. Spacious open plan kitchen, dining with separate lounge.

For Sale Offers around $300,000 View Saturday 10:00am - 10:30am, 69 Racecourse Avenue www.rwashburton.co.nz rwashburton.co.nz /8914922 /8914922 Tania Wallace 021 269 8923 tania.wallace@raywhite.com

For Sale $495,000 View Saturday 11:00am - 11:45am, 73B Spaxton Street www.rwashburton.co.nz rwashburton.co.nz /9301723 /9301723 Tania Wallace 021 269 8923 (03) 3033032 tania.wallace@raywhite.com

For Sale $599,000 View Sunday 1:00pm - 1:30pm, 2 Avalon Grove www.rwashburton.co.nz rwashburton.co.nz /9337725 /9337725 Jarrod Ross 0272 594 644 jarrod.ross@raywhite.com

For Sale Price On Application View Saturday 10:30am - 11:00am, 19 Wayne Place www.rwashburton.co.nz /8900325 rwashburton.co.nz /8900325

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Many things have changed in the real estate market.

It is also about planning - making arrangements regarding open homes, private viewings, weekly visits. Do you provide the agent with a key? Do you want to be rung before someone is brought to your home? How do you want to hear about feedback from open homes or private home visits?

There are so many ways to sell your home; internet, newspaper, radio, real estate magazines, leaflet drops and the list goes on. What should be on the top of your list is picking the right agent. Maybe you have been to an open home and thought, if I were to sell my house, that's the agent we would use, or you may have had a great experience when you purchased. If the agent negotiated well on behalf of the vendor why would you not use them? If you are not sure, or don't know many agents, why not go to some open homes and see how the agents in charge handle themselves. Yes, they will charge a commission, but in the long run, if they give good advice with regard to presentation, marketing, price setting and achieving a smooth sale, I'm sure you won't mind paying. Agents also have the use of large market databases and are familiar with the market they are dealing with every day. Never be worried if the home sells quickly, this means the job was

Selling should not be a nightmare and with a good agent on your side it The first two weeks of marketing are should be a good experience. the most important and are normally Last, but not least, all you want when offers come in. to know when selling are the facts. A colleague of mine has said that it I remember when I first started, an is like going to the dentist, he can take owner said: "Right, Williams, how's it a sore tooth out today or leave it for going selling my house?" three weeks - it is your choice. I know I asked if he would like the facts or which I would pick. the flowery version, he said the facts. As an owner, remember you are So, that's what I gave him. Later he paying the agent's wages, so you are said a little flowery wouldn't have hurt. the boss. If you are not happy with Good lesson, tell it as it is, as I'm sure scripts, pictures or anything to do as an owner that is what you would with the selling of your property, let want to hear. handled properly by the agent.

OPEN HOMES 144 William Street Offers Over $369,000 Open Saturday 27 February, 10.00 - 10.30am

72 Cambridge Street Offers Over $285,000 Open Saturday 27 February, 11.00 - 11.30am

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NEW LISTING Trevor Hurley Real Estate Limited REAA 2008 MREINZ

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REINZ

First-home buyers active over summer break

Summary • 5048 dwellings sold in New Zealand in January 2016, up 4.3 per cent on January 2015 and down 31 per cent on December, although on a seasonally adjusted basis the number of dwelling sold rose by 9.7 per cent compared to January 2015, and fell 5.1 per cent compared to December.

drop in median prices compared to December. That said, over the past 10 years the average drop in sales volume for January has been close to 20 per cent while there has been an average 3 per cent drop in the median price nationally.

historic trend. Hawke’s Bay and Taranaki both reached new record median prices in January, with Canterbury/Westland hitting the record median price first reached in April 2015. Waikato/ Bay of Plenty recorded the largest percentage increase in median price compared to January, 2015, at 12.9 per cent, followed by Otago at 12.0 per cent and Hawke’s Bay at 11.8 per cent. Taranaki recorded the largest percentage increase in median price compared to December, with a 6.2 per cent increase, followed by Hawke’s Bay with a 2.1 per cent increase and Canterbury/Westland 0.9 per cent increase.

“Auckland continues to show declining sales numbers, however • National median price of $448,000, the reasons are many and varied, including an increasing large group up $22,000 (+5.2 per cent) on January 2015 and down 3.7 per cent of potential sellers who are unable to find suitable new properties - a on December reflection of the very tight listings • New record national median prices position in Auckland and increasingly in Hawke’s Bay and Taranaki, with tight listings across the rest of the Canterbury/Westland equalling its country. The market in Wellington, record median set in April 2015. appears to have taken a pause in Auctions • An 18 per cent rise in the number January with a decline in sales volume of sales over $1 million between There were 418 dwellings sold and median sale price.” January 2016 and January 2015 – by auction nationally in January, from 360 to 423 Sales volumes representing 8.3 per cent of all sales and a decline of five (-1 per cent) on • 20,065 dwellings sold by auction There were 5,048 unconditional in the 12 months to January 2016, residential sales in January, a 4.3 per the number for January 2015. The 20,065 sales by auction in the 12 representing 22.1 per cent of all cent increase on January 2015 and a months to January 2016 represented sales, an increase of 45 per cent in fall of 31.0 per cent on December. 22.1 per cent of all dwelling sales, the number sold by auction in the On a seasonally-adjusted basis, compared to 18.5 per cent (13,848 12 months to January 2015. the number of sales fell 5.1 per cent The Real Estate Institute of New from December to January, indicating Zealand (REINZ), the most up-to-date January sales were slightly softer than source of nationwide real estate data would normally be expected at this in New Zealand, announced recently time of year. that there were 5048 dwelling sales Sales volumes excluding Auckland in January 2016, up 4.3 per cent on were up 14.5 per cent on January January 2015. Excluding Auckland, 2015 and up 21.7 per cent on a the number of sales compared to January 2015 increased by one to 4.5 seasonally adjusted basis. Northland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay per cent. On a seasonally adjusted are all showing in excess of 25 per basis total sales volumes increased cent annual sales growth. 9.7 per cent compared to January 2015 and 21.7 per cent excluding All regions recorded a decline Auckland. in sales volumes compared to December, which is typical in January The national median price was due to Christmas/New Year and the $448,000 for January, an increase summer holiday break. Compared to of $22,000 or 5.2 per cent on January 2015, 10 regions recorded January 2015, but down 3.7 per cent increases in sales volumes, with compared to December. Excluding Hawke’s Bay recording the largest the impact of the Auckland region, increase of 36 per cent, followed by the national median price rose Northland 31 per cent and Waikato/ $20,250 to $361,250 compared to Bay of Plenty 27 per cent. January 2015. Activity in the regions continues to show the influence Prices of the halo effect with new record median prices reached in Hawke’s The national median house price rose Bay and Taranaki with first-home $22,000 (+5.2 per cent) to $448,000 buyers, attracted by low interest rates from January 2015 to January 2016. which has increased their purchasing Compared with December the capacity, becoming more active in national median house price fell by these regions. $17,000 (-3.7 per cent). Excluding the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Auckland region, the national median price rose $20,250 (+5.9 per cent) chief executive Colleen Milne says, “January is an unusual month for real compared to January 2015. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the national estate data due to the Christmas/ median house price rose 4.9 per cent New Year period and the summer compared to January 2015 indicating holiday break, so comparisons with that prices increased slightly slower December are always a bit difficult. January typically has a significant than would normally be expected at drop in sales volume and a noticeable this time of year compared to the

sales) for the year ending January 2015. Transactions in Auckland continue to represent the majority of national auction sales, however, the dominance of Auckland has declined significantly over the past 12 months, from 78 per cent of all auction sales in January 2015 to 52 per cent in January 2016. In contrast, the number of auction sales in Waikato/Bay of Plenty has increased from 39 (9.2 per cent) in January 2015 to 119 (28.5 per cent) in January 2016, a yearover-year increase of 209 per cent. Over the same period the number of auctions has increased by 200 per cent in Wellington, and by 105 per cent in Central Otago Lakes.

Further data Across New Zealand the total value of residential sales, including sections, was $2.894 billion in January, compared to $4.321 billion in December and $2.610 billion in January 2015. For the 12 months ended January 2016 the total value of residential sales was $53.970 billion.


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Community Events Fundraising Variety Concert, Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 8pm, Friday, February 26 Tickets: $15.00 13 years and over, $10.00 12 and under Tickets are now on sale either through Ashburton Trust Event Centre or Ticket Direct. Please come and support Ruby Donaldson, Brooke Sandys, Annelise Diamond and Jack Bubb who are raising funds to compete in the World Championships of Performing Arts in LA, Hollywood, in July. They have been selected to be part of the New Zealand team. There will be a number of artists performing at the concert, this includes singing, dance, acting, a little something for everyone

Mt Somers Bike Race - Saturday, February 27 Race start 10.30am. Enter online at www.mtsomersbikerace.co.nz Mt Somers MTB Classic Bike Race is an event for all ages and all capabilities. Proceeds to charity.

Christchurch Lantern Festival - February 27 & 28 5pm to 10.30pm. North Hagley Park, free entry. Celebrating the Year of the Monkey. Come along and experience Chinese culture amidst hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns, specially imported from China. There will be Asian food stalls, fireworks and entertainment including master puppeteers from Shanghai and the famous Second Hand Rose rock band from Beijing.

Methven Lions

High Country 4WD Trip February 28, 2016 (If wet, March 6) From 8 am, last vehicles by 2 pm. No vehicles past Glenfalloch after 3pm. Where - Start on Blackford Road by limeworks. Please stay on the marked tracks, other farm areas are not open for exploration. Vehicles - Need to be high clearance, road legal, 4WD (eg Subaru Outback or better). NO motorbikes or off-road buggies are allowed. Dogs - Please leave your dogs at home, the trip is through working farms. How much - $50 per vehicle, note NO eftpos – please bring cash

Mid-Canterbury's Children's Day Celebration March 6. Tinwald Domain — 10am-3pm

Come along and celebrate National Children's Day in Mid-Canterbury. All our activities and rides are FREE to all attending. We do operate a FREE sausage sizzle on the day, and encourage families to bring along a picnic lunch. Activities on offer, to name just a few: AMAC - bungy, waterballs, bouncy plane, slide - railcar rides, model train rides, vehicle rides, face painting, arts and crafts, ride-on toys with the Ashburton Toy Library, demonstrations and have-a-go opportunities through out the day from local children's groups and much more!

Friday 6am - ST DAVID’S UNION CHURCH. Real women circuit training in hall, 48 Allens Road, Allenton. 9.30am - 11.30am - ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH.

Saturday 9am – 12.30pm - ASHBURTON FARMERS MARKET. Local fresh produce, coffee and hot food. Northern end West Street Car Park. 9am – 12 noon - CRAFT MARKET. Good variety of crafts. West Street Car Park. 9.30am - ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Community Garden, Thomson Street.

Methven Lions are hosting a self-drive tour running through the back country of the Rakaia and Ashburton gorges. Beginning at a checkpoint on Blackford road, a few km inland from the turnoff on SH72 The checkpoint will be running from 8am, with the last cars through by 2pm. You will be given a map with extensive info on the properties along the route. After 50 minutes of driving on public shingle roads along the south bank of the Rakaia River you will arrive at Glenfalloch Station, where a barbecue will be running. The map you were given when paying at the checkpoint is your ticket to continue on the private tracks through Glenfalloch Station and then Lake Heron Station. The tracks are mostly well formed but there are sections across shingle fans that may be a bit rough, take your time. You will see some beautiful views of the upper Rakaia area, before finally arriving at the Lake Heron camp ground, where you rejoin public roads through the Hakatere Conservation area, back to Mt Somers township. Allow a good three hours for the trip at a leisurely pace. We ask you to please respect these working farms – do not venture off the tracks, watch out for livestock on the tracks, please do not bring your dogs and of course please leave no rubbish. Just enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Pre loved clothing sale, bargains and cuppa. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Cnr Thomson and Jane Street, Tinwald. 10am - MID CANTERBURY PROVINCIAL RURAL WOMEN NZ. Provincial meeting, Sinclair Centre, Park Street.

1pm - 4pm - ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, all welcome. Heritage Centre, West Street. 1.30pm - ARTHRITIS GET TOGETHER. Chit Chat, Trevor Wilson Centre,

Tancred St. 7pm - 9pm - MID CANTERBURY NEWCOMERS NETWORK. Meet new people, bring your family. Speaker from Experience Mid Canterbury. Doris Linton Lounge, Ashburton R.S.A., Cox Street.

9.30am - 12.30pm - ASHBURTON TOY HIRE. Open for toy hire. Methodist Church Baring Square.

10am - 12 noon - ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald.

Registration 1pm, races start 1.30pm sharp. Fords Road.

10am - METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

10am - 1pm - ASHBURTON DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY GROUP. Open for research, visitors welcome. Heritage Centre, 327 West Street.

10am - 11.30am - ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH. Pre-loved clothing sale, bargains and cuppa. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Cnr Thomson and Jane Street.

10am - 3pm - ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road. 1pm - MID CANTERBURY SOCIAL WHEELERS.

1.15pm - ALLENTON CROQUET CLUB. Association and golf croquet, new members welcome. Allenton Sports Club, Cavendish Street, Allenton. 1.15pm - GOLF CROQUET WAIREKA. Golf croquet doubles. Waireka Philip Street. 6pm - HOLY NAME PARISH. Mass, Holy Name Church, Havelock Street.


What's

Swimming Competition

On

South Island Country & Town Swimming Competition

The Club Orchestra will be performing

Saturday, February 27 Sunday, February 28

Saturday February 27 7.30pm

EA Network Aquatic Centre Watch young South Island Country & Town swimmers compete at the EA Network Aquatic Centre. This event will highlight the best of the South Island's young swimmers. Public welcome, no entry charge Members, guests and affiliates all welcome.

Bike Race

231 Burnett Street, Ashburton www.ashburtonclub.co.nz

Ph 308 7149 Courtesy van available.

Friday, 26 - 8pm FebFebruary 19@7.30pm Get us to L.A. Fundraiser Adults: $15

Child 12 + under $10

Please come and support Ruby Donaldson, Brooke Sandys, Annelise Diamond and Jack Bubb. We are putting on a variety show to fund raise towards competing in the world championships of performing arts in LA. as we have been selected to be part of the NZ Team. There will be a number of artist performing, this includes singing, dance, acting, a little something for everyone.

COMING

Mar 19@7.00pm

SOON

Saturday, February 27 102km bike race You’re invited! 22km recreation race Starts 8am sharp. You’re invited!

Saturday, March 5 - 7.30pm EB & Sparrow

211a 211a Wills Wills Street, Street, Ashburton Ashburton

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"Let’s do what the salmon can’t do, ride across, up, across and then back down the river all in one day"

Phone Phone 03 03 307307 2010 2010 www. www. .co.nz .co.nz

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All tickets $25 Eb & Sparrow might hail from Wellington city, but their heart and musical home is set firmly in the country. Led by Ebony Lamb, the five-piece impress with their pastoral, expansive ballads, rollicking good-time songs, and a few Tickets sale thrown for: Neil Diamond tear inducing torchon burners in for good measure. Experience their glowing for yourself! Waipara Valleyreputation Wine+ Food Festival

Great Kiwi Beer Festival & Wild Foods Festival

HOTEL ASHBURTON FREE TO AT TEND SUNDAY 6 MARCH 2016 2.30– 6PM

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THAI CUISINE NIGHT Thursday 17 March 2016 THAI CUISINE NIGHT Take your tastebuds on a culinary journey with Clearwater Restaurant’s monthly, themed cuisine nights. Includes a glass of either a house wine, standard beer, or juice. Bookings from 6pm.

Thursday 17 March 2016

ITALIAN CUISINE NIGHT $50 PER PERSON | BOOK NOW ON 03 307 8887

Take your tastebuds on a culinary journey with Clearwater Restaurant’s monthly, themed cuisine nights. Includes a glass of either a house wine, standard beer, or juice. Bookings from 6pm.

Thursday 21 May

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Property

Open Homes

GUARDIAN

Saturday ASHBURTON 13 Woods Street 15 Tuarangi Road 9 Geoff Geering Drive 11 Sudbury Street 30 Reighton Drive 39 Lane Street 18 Cavendish Street 14 Elizabeth Place TINWALD 171 Grove Street

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

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Sunday LIFESTYLE/RURAL 66 Hollands Road 582 Methven Highway

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ASHBURTON 23 Philip Street 11 Sudbury Street 11 Glassey Drive 92 Belt Road, 7 Millstream Lane 127 Cameron Street 19 Coniston Drive, 42 Charlesworth Drive 17 Buchanan Place 27 Grey Street TINWALD 6 Catherine Street 81 Harland Street 101 McMurdo Street LIFESTYLE/RURAL 108 Smithfield Road METHVEN 69 Racecourse Avenue 19 Wayne Place 73B Spaxton Street

11.45am - 12.15pm 12.30pm - 1.00pm

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Rakaia

ASHBURTON 37 Hanrahan Street 5 Carters Road 2 Avalon Grove 2 Westpark Close 10 Mason Place TINWALD Cawton Grove 5 Cherry Lane 122F Tarbottons Road RAKAIA 42 Mackie Street 30 Dunford Street

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ASHBURTON 11 Princes Street 27 Albert Street 37 Cox Street 51B Walnut Avenue 27 Allison Street 44 Turton Street TINWALD 15 Jane Street 180 Harland Street 33A Buckleys Terrace LIFESTYLE/RURAL 13 Winslow Willowby Road, RD 5 RAKAIA 21 Robinson Street

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Lake Hood

ASHBURTON 144 William St 73 Grey St 12 Sudbury St 72 Cambridge St 35a Wellington St 3 Davidson St 47 Princes St 73 Creek Road 22 Tucker st 12 Sudbury St TINWALD 76 Melcombe St 7 Wilkin St 35 Catherine St HINDS 54 Nugent St

11:30am - 12:00pm 12:30pm - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 1:30pm 1:00pm - 1:30pm 2:00pm - 2:30pm 2:00pm - 2:30pm 2:00pm - 2:30pm 2:45pm - 3:15pm 3:30pm - 4:00pm 4:15pm - 4:45pm

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Guardian Property February 26  
Guardian Property February 26