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Property January 9, 2015


P6 Industry Comment Understanding the market

P 10-11 Interior Decoration Setting up - bedroom furniture

What's On

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Into the East Flight 4 Life

Stunning mountain views

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Stunning mountain views 104A Spaxton Street, Methven This large 250m2 family home on a large section is ideal for a growing family with three large double bedrooms and one single, open plan living, one bathroom + ensuite and double internal access garage. The home offers a pellet fire, under floor heating, double glazed windows, fully insulated throughout to keep you warm and cosy in the winter. With added extras of stunning views of the mountains, wheelchair friendly, separate 9x6m garage including a workshop, 30,000 litre


water tank, spa bath, large separate laundry and well established gardens with manicured lawns. This beautiful family home is nestled on the outskirts of Methven and is one not to be missed..

Mark Allred Ph 0274-909-991


$670,000 Web ID: MHV1029


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BUYERS $298,000+ WEB ID AU40865 BUYERS $319,000+ WEB ID AU41014 $545,000 WEB ID AU41027 BUYERS $283,000+ WEB ID AU39410 WESTSIDE WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 21 River Terrace 17 Hanrahan Street 10D Magnolia Drive 8 Willow Street Solid 4 bedroom home (with built in This three bedroom home is situated in an Stylish living on an easy care section in Vendor has said sell and has priced his 4 3 4 3 furniture) in fact storage in abundance. established neighbourhood on the edge of Braebrook, this four bedroom, two home accordingly. Approx. 23 year old Roomy living area, separate toilet, bath the Lochlea development amongst quality bathroom home is a must see. The with aluminium windows. You will love the and shower rooms. Large single garage properties. A tidy sunny and north facing stunning kitchen with butlers pantry is well indoor outdoor flow this tidy 3 bedroom 1 1 2 1 with auto door and internal access. Good home with upgraded bathroom and positioned, you will love entertaining. home has to offer. Low maintenance, off street parking. kitchen. Lovely open plan living with log fire. good sized section with a host of outbuildings. 1 1 2 1 VIEW Saturday 10 Jan 10.00 - 10.30am VIEW Saturday 10 Jan 10.00 - 10.45am VIEW Saturday 10 Jan 10.30 - 11.00am VIEW Saturday 10 Jan 10.45 - 11.15am









$379,000 WEB ID AU40047 $420,000 WEB ID AU39684 BUYERS $369,000+ WEB ID AU40990 OFFERS OVER $359,000 WEB ID AU40573 TINWALD TINWALD WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 39a Thomson Street 6 Braam Lane 8 Glassey Drive 26 Queens Drive Smart new kitchen and bathroom, four Two year old executive 3 bedroom Enjoy BBQ's on the sunny deck at this Stylish with three double bedrooms plus 4 3 3 3 spacious bedrooms all with wardrobes plus townhouse in Braam Lane (off Carters smart 3 bedroom house in a quiet westside office. In top condition inside and out. built in cabinetry make this sunny home Terrace). Sunny and light open plan living, street. Substantial updated kitchen & Kitchen and bathroom has been tastefully very family friendly. Open plan dining and state of the art kitchen (plus dining room, bathroom and separate cosy updated- just move in and enjoy the 1 2 1 1 kitchen/living area. Summer living is butlers pantry) with easy access out to the lounge. Three double bedrooms, double neutral decor that will suit any style of fabulous here. patio garden area. garage and carport on easy care section. living. VIEW Saturday 10 Jan 10.45 - 11.30am



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$310,000 WEB ID AU40954 BUYERS $535,000+ WEB ID AU40873 BUYERS $254,000+ WEB ID AU40857 $515,000 WEB ID AU40854 EASTSIDE WESTSIDE RAKAIA EASTSIDE 378 Burnett Street 15A Walnut Avenue 42 Tancred Street 12 Magnolia Drive Set to allow the sun to stream in this very Relax and enjoy the space of this superbly Immaculately presented two bedroom This is a 227sqm family home in a brand 2 5 2 4 tidy townhouse has 2 spacious bedrooms, located four bedroom home. The dining sunny smaller home on approx. 500sqm new subdivision of Braebrook. 4 good a garage (virtually a double) with internal living area opens to the verandah covered section, with attached single garage plus a sized bedroom with walkin wardrobe and access and a secure well fenced section. deck and offers a great space to entertain. second garage with workshop. Room to ensuite off master bedroom. Open plan 1 2 1 2 Handy to town. An excellent Walnut Ave location with two park the campervan and lovely places to sit kitchen, separate dining, good size living living areas and great garaging. and enjoy the pretty garden. area, separate lounge. VIEW By Appointment


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$375,000 WEB ID AU37133 EASTSIDE 2 9D Bridge Street Brand new three bedroom stand alone 3 townhouse situated close to the Netherby shopping centre this is the rear unit of two being constructed. Open plan living area 1 with good indoor outdoor flow. Being built by Mike Greer Homes. VIEW By Appointment



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$319,000 WEB ID AU40749 OFFERS OVER $675,000 WEB ID AU40630 $619,000 WEB ID AU40627 BUYERS $250,000+ WEB ID AU40608 WESTSIDE TINWALD WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 44 Reid Crescent 8 Witney Lane 30 Charlesworth Drive 114 Alford Forest Road Nestled in the heart of Allenton in quiet Great opportunity to secure an established When it comes to location and value don't Come on in and be surprised by the 3 4 4 3 Cul de sac, yet so handy to Allenton home on the canal. Views up the canal are go past this brand new home. attractive cottage. Open plan living area amenities, college and domain. 3 double amazing - you'll never want to leave home. Construction has started. This home has opening onto deck, three bedrooms, bedrooms, 2 separate living areas accessed The four bedroom home is positioned to four bedrooms, master with ensuite, two modern kitchen and bathroom making this 1 2 2 1 by a fabulous sunroom. Heating is easy (2 catch all day sun. living areas, great attention to detail. Tiled an affordable west side option. Enjoy the gas fires) plus solar heating. shower in ensuite and granite bench tops. 1012sqm undulating section with a small VIEW By Appointment single garage. 1 2 2 1 VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment



$479,000 WEB ID AU40411 $265,000 WEB ID AU40238 TINWALD ASHBURTON 10 Jordan Avenue 2 Waterton Point This brand new home is well constructed Plan your lifestyle dream home at the waters edge on 3 containing 3 good sized bedrooms plus this 1361sqm section. Walk, run, bike, water ski, fish, spacious living and additional lounge. This sail - all at your doorstep. Enjoy the excellent home has been finialised to a good restaurant facilities within easy walking distance. A 2 standard and inspection will impress. fantastic opportunity, a fantastic development. Live Situated in a convenient west side location. the dream - enquire now. VIEW By Appointment



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BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID AU39390 $295,000 WEB ID AU39815 EASTSIDE ASHBURTON 1/772 East Street 119 William Street This sunny street facing two bedroom unit Conveniently located quaint two bedroom 2 2 is partly renovated and situated in a flat with attached single garage and convenient location. Two spacious workshop all set in pretty private garden. bedrooms, north facing open plan living, Enjoy the street views while preparing 1 1 new bathroom, separate laundry and food. Lovely sunny conservatory and single garage with internal access are many lounge, updated wet floor shower features. complete this home. 1 1 VIEW By Appointment


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OFFERS OVER $488,000 WEB ID AU39796 $182,000 WEB ID AU39724 BUYERS $220,000+ WEB ID AU39723 $769,000 WEB ID AU38038 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE TINWALD WESTSIDE 66 Tucker Street 56 Hakatere Drive 14 Grahams Street Lot 12 Douglas Drive Sunny Westside home set in smaller well If you are looking for a relaxed Walk in and you will start to appreciate Construction has begun of this four 4 2 3 4 landscaped garden. Larger modern kitchen environment and a warm and tidy what this home has to offer. 3 bedrooms bedroom plus office (or 5th bedroom) with pantry and mod cons, open plan property, then this is for you. Sea and river roomy living areas and an abundance of home. Master bedroom has ensuite and living/dining and separate lounge. Master views await you at the rear of the property. 'feel good'. Carport and excellent Garden walk in robe. Open plan kitchen with 2 1 1 2 bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe. 3 Room for all the toys with a spacious shed (power and water). butlers pantry, living, dining and separate other bedrooms, great storage and double tandem garage. Two bedrooms. lounge. Three car garaging. Good sized VIEW By Appointment garage. 1012sqm section. 2 2 1 3 VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment


$10,800 PA + GST EXCL OPEX WEB ID AC40982 WESTSIDE 83 Harrison Street Seldom available- space in the popular Allenton shopping centre. 77.2sqm of floor space and 1 carpark. Set your business up here in this busy complex with several new subdivisions close by building the population base.

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BY NEGOTIATION WEB ID AC40955 WESTSIDE 39 Tancred Street Excellently located this 297sqm of office space has formally been used offices for a local firm. Additional storage space of 85sqm gives you plenty of space. VIEW By Appointment

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NEGOTIATION WEB ID AC40486 EASTSIDE 86 Tancred Street A great retail opportunity has become available in a popular and prominent central location, situated across from the arcade, with ample foot traffic. Total approximate floor area of 111sqm.

NEGOTIATION WEB ID AC39595 WESTSIDE 61 Harrison Street This is a prime tenancy situated in the Allenton Mall. This tenancy has good street profile plus frontage going into Allenton Mall. An excellent size retail tenancy with off street car parking available.

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217 West Street, Ashburton

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IRRIGATED DAIRY-73 HA 03 307 9176



WEB ID AR40834

WEB ID AR40222

GREENSTREET 750 Ashburton Staveley Road

GLENROY 45 Beckwiths Road

• Low cost borderdyke irrigation • Two good homes • 36 aside Herringbone shed •Excellent shelter and good lanes system • Good range of out buildings • Run as part of larger unit but in past has milked approx. 250 cows for 100,000 kgs ms. This is a great 1st farm with proven production, great improvements and low operating costs. This is a must to inspect. VIEW By Appointment DEADLINE SALE closes Wednesday 4th February, 2015 at 4.00pm, (unless sold prior)

"Glenroy House" once known as "Bellbird Farm" because of the number of bellbirds in the area. Magnificent five bedroom (three with ensuites) fully renovated homestead. Great rural views. Has been used as a B & B and is ideally suited for such activities. Formal dining room plus two lounges. Two bathrooms. Sunny kitchen/dining/living area. Office. Four car garaging plus dog kennels. On top of all that there is 40 hectares of land and some older farm buildings. VIEW By Appointment

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22.8 hectares freehold plus approx. 9 hectares crown land outside of the title but farmed. This unit has been faithfully farmed over the past years running approx. 120 beef heifers through to works weight in the following Spring. Approx. 220 bales of bailage made each year and fed out over the winter period. Soils, location and borderdyke irrigation make this a very attractive option. The property has an attractive modernised 4 bedroom home in a sheltered landscaped setting. A lovely family home. A great opportunity to purchase in the favoured greenstreet area. VIEW By Appointment

Located just 5km S.E from the Ashburton Town Centre this 4 bedroom home set in mature grounds offers peaceful country living within easy commuting distance from town. Modern kitchen/dining room, sunny living room plus large peaceful lounge. Spacious country laundry, bathroom plus separate shower room. Looseboxes. Fertile Wakanui soils and good subdivision. VIEW By Appointment

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$800,000 + GST SO MANY FEATURES WEB ID AU40296 RAKAIA 11 Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road

$385,000 WEB ID AU40725 HINDS 125 Peters Street

Superbly renovated, this gracious home sits in 4644sqm of established manicured grounds on the edge of Rakaia, gateway to the river and mountain pursuits of Mid Canterbury. Expansive living areas with timber panelled walls exude the charm of yesteryear. Owners upstairs self contained two bedroom flat and four large guest bedrooms (three with ensuite) all decorated to maintain the ambience of the era. Ideal for the extended family or a Guest House B & B. VIEW By Appointment

•2024sqm section in 2 titles •5 car garaging, sleepout and workshop •15 minutes to Ashburton •Meticulously renovated character and modern appointments •3 generous bedrooms and large sunroom •Formal dining room •Spacious living and kitchen areas •2 bathrooms •Large sunny deck •Al fresco dining courtyard. Private well fenced attractive landscape •Large yard with crusher dust cover •A hidden gem that surprises and delights at inspection. VIEW By Appointment

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$275,000 WEB ID AL40039 $275,000 WEB ID AL40308 ASHBURTON TINWALD 77 Beach Road East Grahams Road • Set amongst established lifestyle properties Close to Lake Hood. Views to Mt. Hutt Basin and • Privacy and sheltered along the Southern Alps. Minutes to town. The best of • 1 km from town boundary rural living with easy reach of services. Covenants • Subject to final survey protect your investment on neighbouring titles. New • Good soil boundary fences, new pasture to be sown and formal entry all to be provided by the vendors. VIEW By Appointment VIEW By Appointment


$220,000 INCL GST WEB ID AL39546 ASHBURTON 73 Winslow Road 2.3 hectares freehold bareland ideal for building or relocating a house. Private setting suitable for establishing your rural lifestyle. Close driving distance to Ashburton. VIEW By Appointment

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Industry Comment

Understanding the market x

for your property at the time you are selling. Knowing the current market gives you an indication of what sort of properties are being sold, how quickly and for how much. Each type of market has its own set of characteristics


Mark Allred Welcome to 2015 and my first industry comment of the year. Typically the market is quiet around the Christmas - New Year period which gives everyone a chance to sit back and reflect on the year that has just past. I thought I would start the year with an article to help you better understand the real estate market and sitting here now I am predicting that 2015 will see a ‘balanced’ market. Read on to see what this is. Over a period of time the property market fluctuates, so It’s helpful to know what sort of market prevails

• The number of properties on the market are greater than the number of buyers. • Properties usually take longer to sell. • Prices are stable or sometimes they fall. • Buyers often dictate the selling price. • The number of buyers exceeds the number of properties available for sale.


is about equal to the number of buyers • Sellers will consider reasonable offers • Prices generally stable • Properties sell within a reasonable time • A good number of prospective buyers see the property.

SEASONAL FACTORS Whilst all year round is a great time to sell your property. Spring is traditionally the time of the year when most people list their property for sale. The backdrop of colour in a garden and mild weather tends to bring out the buyers in greater numbers. There ae generally fewer properties for sale during the winter months so if property exudes that warm homely feel this may be a great time of the year to sell

• Properties sell faster • Prices generally rise • Sellers may receive offers from more than one buyer • Sellers gain prices close to the listed price or over it.




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MOVE TO THE COUNTRY – ANAMA - Located on five acres just


bedroom home. Modern kitchen with open plan living, new heat pump, freestanding wood burner, lovely established grounds, large deck. A great opportunity for those wanting a centrally located home within a easy walk to the shops. This well presented and well maintained home will be sure to please. Little more needs to be done except perhaps adding your personal touches to make it truly yours. Motivated vendors have purchased elsewhere and the property has been priced to sell. Call Mark today on 027 490 9991 or 03 303 3093 Open Home: Saturday 10 Jan 11:30-12:30 24 Alington Street, Methven

below the Surrey hills. This could be your rural oasis. Recently built three bedroom home with two bathrooms. Modern comforts, Jennian built home in 2008/9. Double garage and lots of parking. Space to breathe with stunning views of the mountains and foothills. Room for the horse, calves or lambs. Stock water through the property. School bus collects close by. Only 25 minutes to Ashburton or Methven. 6km to Mayfield.

Value at $565,000.

STUNNING VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAINS - This large 250m family 2

home on a large section is ideal for a growing family with 3 large double bedrooms and 1 single, open plan living, 1 bathroom + ensuite and double internal access garage. The home offers a pellet fire, under floor heating, double glazed windows, fully insulated throughout to keep you warm and cosy in the winter. With added extras of stunning views of the mountains, wheelchair friendly, separate 9x6m garage including a workshop, 30,000 litre water tank, spa bath, large separate laundry and well established gardens with manicured lawns. This beautiful family home is nestled on the outskirts of Methven and is one not to be missed. Call Mark today on 027 490 9991, Maree on 0275 421 364, or office 03 303 3093

We are thrilled to announce an addition to our team –

Maree Macphail

Maree was born and raised in Mid Canterbury is excited to be back! Maree’s experience of customer service, banking and real estate will be an asset to the team. Call Maree on 0275 421 364. | 127 Main Street, Methven | (03) 303 3093

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Mark & Rachel Allred Property Consultants 0274-909-991 Mark 0272-429-799 Rachel

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Property Manager 027-886-0179

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Office Administrator 303-3093


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Pies, crumbles, stewed and served with ice-cream; rhubarb is the dessert lover’s friend. Which is actually quite surprising when you think about how tangy and tart it tastes on its own. But combined with a sweet pudding it’s the perfect combination. And if you’re partial to more than an occasional dessert (like I am), you’ll love the fact that hand-planted rhubarb grows like wildfire - giving

I should also tell you that it’ll be there for the long haul, so it’s best planted at the back of your garden so as not to interfere with your other crops. Once you’ve found your spot, dig a hole approximately 3cm deep and insert your seedling. You’ll be pleased to know you don’t need to be fussy about spacing or neat rows – your giant rhubarb will grow well no matter where it’s placed. Just make sure you use a mulch, like grass clippings, and ensure your plant has access to plenty of fertiliser – a few extra nutrients helps our ‘gross feeder’ stay healthy and produce a good crop. As they say, all good things take

time and patience is certainly the key base. Don’t chop them with a knife as the cut ends can rot and damage the to this plant. Rhubarb needs time to develop so resist the urge to pick any crown. stalks in its first year. Look after your plants and they’ll pay you back with a lifetime of As the seasons pass, you’ll notice the plant develop large leaves, which I bounty (just divide the crowns every think adds a nice bit of drama to your few years to keep them flourishing). garden; just mind you don’t eat them And for the real taste test, the proof as they are, in fact, toxic. Also watch is, of course, in the pudding. out for caterpillars and aphids. Enjoy. Once you’re finally ready to harvest, Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries make sure you pick the outside stems first, gently pulling or twisting the

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Ashburton 126 Chalmers Avenue

Ashburton 25 Mitchell Place

Easy Living

Seldom Available

* 4 Bedrooms (Great storage) * 2 Bathrooms * Double Garage * Compliant log fire, heatpump & HRV system * 1/4 acre section

POA View Sat: 10:00 - 10:30am Kim Miller 0272 368 627 03 307 8317

* 4 Bedroom family home * Separate shower room plus bathroom * Good sized lounge * Open plan kitchen/dining * Double garage * Great family home or Investment

Offers over $300,000 View Sat 10:45 - 11:15am Jill Quaid 0274 376 755 03 307 8317





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Ashburton 8 Primrose Place

Ashburton 113 Walnut Avenue

Pristine on Primrose


* 2 year old Oamaru Stone family home * 4 Double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, heaps of storage * Gas fire and wood burner, Office and Library area * Amazing Kitchen packed fill of quality chattels * Sunny Dining, Living and separate Lounge all leading to patio * Double garage, internal access, work area and separate laundry * This stylish moder home promises to impress

Santa has arrived early with this For Sale $670,000 View Sat 11:00 - 11:30am Chrissy Milne 0272 906 606 03 307 8317

4 bedroom character home on a whopping 1626sqm parcel of land. Great spacious living areas, master bedroom has ensuite, bedrooms open out on to verandahs. Separate lounge or make it your office Great double garage with attached shed perfect for the man cave.

Auction Wed 28 Jan 2015 @ 6pm Onsite (unless sold prior) View Sat 11:00 - 11:30am Jarrod Ross 0272 594 644 03 307 8317





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Ashburton 18 Mitchell Place

Ashburton 7 Goldrich Grove

Solid and Spacious

Why Build ... When you could move straight in!!

* Fully fenced * Quiet cul-de-sac * Ample off street parking * Four bedrooms plus large conservatory

For Sale $408,000 View Sat 11:30 - 12:00 Carrie-ann Summers 021 165 3091 03 307 8317

* 3 Bedrooms, 1 with ensuite * Double insulated & carpeted garage * Open plan kitchen,living,dining * Wired for outdoor garden lighting & water feature * Outdoor entertaining area - BBQ, Patio * Quiet private Cul-de-sac living

For Sale $472,000 View Sat/Sun 11:30 - 12:00pm Armand Vandereik 021 597 527 03 307 8317





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Lake Hood 27 Ludlow Drive

Ashburton 21 Torbay Avenue

Deservedly yours

Luxury by the Water

* 4 bedrooms (master, WIR & Ensuite) * Kitchen w separate scullery * Separate living area * Executive location

For Sale $580,000 View Sunday 1:00 - 1:30pm Kim Miller 0272 368 627 03 307 8317

* Large 5 bedroom home * Amazing water views and access with private jetty * Large covered BBQ area including BBQ * Amazing open plan kitchen, dining & living area * Fenced for safety of Children & Pets

For Sale $750,000 View Sun 1:00 - 1:45pm Armand Vandereik 021 597 527 03 307 8317



Interior Decoration

Setting up - bedroom The start of the New Year is a great time to improve or make changes around the home. In a bedroom, the bed is the focal point of any bedroom and traditionally a double, queen-sized, or king-sized bed is placed against the centre of the wall opposite the main door to the room. It makes the headboard the centre of attention as you enter the room.

in the closet to free up room space. Add other pieces of furniture like a desk, a couch or a television to create a more luxurious space. Bedrooms used by different groups of people have unique needs. MASTER BEDROOM

It doesn't have to be big, but it does need to offer the things you need. Make the bedroom look larger by removing excess items and decluttering clothing or furniture.

However, the size of the room will dictate its final position.

Free up floor space – push the chest of drawers in to the closet and only use necessary furniture.

Avoid placing the bed under a window if that window is opened often. Between two windows works well.

Don't oversize the bed - use a headboard, but don't use a footboard: it will make the room seem smaller.

Do not place the bed where it blocks a door or walkway through the room.

Light colours make a room seem bigger.

If your wardrobe or closet is big enough, put your chest of drawers


Teenagers usually know what

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furniture they want in a bedroom: they generally need storage for books and music. Plus space for their other numerous bits and bobs. They also have firm ideas about style and colour so get their input. They spend more time in their room so think about extra seating and small tables for visitors. Keep furniture practical and easy care. CHILDREN'S BEDROOMS

A child's room is generally planned with the child's future years in mind so practicality and safety should be foremost. Keep cots away from windows and window blind cords. Tie any blind cords up high and well away from children's reach. Choose chests and cabinets that will not fall over, even when used as a staircase – attach it to the wall for safety. Use plastic safeguard plugs for all electrical outlets. A guest bed for occasional sleepovers, like a trundle bed which neatly stores a second bed beneath a regular one, is an ideal solution for children's rooms. GUEST BEDROOMS

A special room for guests makes their stay more comfortable. It can be set up with its own bedding and forgotten about. A space saving bed, or pull-out sofa bed that fits against the wall out of the way is ideal.









• Fully landscaped Artist’s impression only. •47Two bathrooms with separate toilet Braebrook Drive - Ashburton $575,000.00 • High quality fixtures and fittings throughout • 700m2 suite size section • Master with walk in robe • 2 bathrooms with separate toilet • 207m2 size dwelling • High quality fixtures & fittings throughout • Double garage with separate laundry 2 bedrooms • 4 double • Master suite with walk in robe • 700m size section • Open2plan kitchen & dining with study nook • Double garage with separate laundry size dwelling • 207m • Four double bedrooms • Open plan kitchen and dining with study nook

• Fully landscaped Artist’s impression only. •LotTwo bathrooms plus a separate toilet 88 Oaklea – Tinwald, Ashburton $559,000.00 • High quality fixtures and fittings throughout • 818m2 size section • 2 bathrooms plus a separate toilet • Master suite with walk in robe and ensuite • 216m2 size dwelling • High quality fixtures & fittings throughout • Double garage with separate laundry • 4 double bedrooms • Master suite with walk in robe & ensuite • 818m2 size section • Designer • Double garage with separate laundry 2 kitchen with large walk in pantry • 216m size dwelling • Four double bedrooms • Designer kitchen with large walk in pantry

• Fully landscaped 2, 9D Bridge Street - Ashburton $375,000.00 •LotDouble access to main bathroom • High quality fi xtures and fi ttings throughout  411m2 size section  Fully landscaped • 10 year Master Build Guarantee  120m2 size dwelling  Double access to main bathroom 2 section • 411m  3 double size bedrooms  High quality fixtures & fittings throughout 2 • 120m size dwelling  Open plan living, kitchen & dining  10 year Master Build Guarantee • Three double bedrooms • Open plan living, kitchen and dining

• Fully landscaped 77 Oaklea – Tinwald, Ashburton $569,000.00 •LotTwo bathrooms plus a separate toilet • High quality fixtures and fittings throughout • 818m2 size section • 2 bathrooms plus a separate toilet • Master suite with walk in robe and ensuite • 210m2 size dwelling • High quality fixtures & fittings throughout • Double garage with separate laundry • 4 double bedrooms • Master suite with walk in robe & ensuite 2 • 818m size section • Designer kitchen with large walk in pantry • Double garage with separate laundry • Four double bedrooms • 210m2 size dwelling • Designer kitchen with large walk in pantry

47 Braebrook Drive

Lot 88 Oaklea - Tinwald

Lot 2, 9D Bridge St

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Lot 77 Oaklea - Tinwald

Artist’s impression only.

Ph: Shaun 0800 600 036 or 308 7619 E: 503 West Street, Ashburton


Heavenly Hollyhock top. I recommend nemesia, which grows wild, flowers beautifully and is the perfect height for propping up your towering plant. Another alternative is cosmos, which, like the nemesia, prefers the same conditions as the hollyhock – sunny and sheltered. Hollyhocks also grow well with sunflowers. And, let’s face it; a few of those in your garden are bound to impress the kids.

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For me, no plant says ‘country cottage’ like the hollyhock. Rising straight towards the sky, the hollyhock is the perfect plant to add a touch of vintage appeal to your garden. This statuesque flower is also great for adding colour to your backyard, usually sprouting petals in shades of red or pink. Why not visit our website at to see the fantastic colour range we have in stock? Because hollyhocks can grow to nearly three metres tall they need a bit of thought put into their planting position. Choose somewhere sheltered so they don’t get knocked over in a gust, and plant something in front of their base so they grow tall and out the



- Joe Ford, Rothbury insurance broker

DDI: 03 307 6892 E: Members of IBANZ 69 Tancred Street, Ashburton


You can grab your hollyhock and other Awapuni Nurseries seedlings from your local supermarket, Bunnings, or The Warehouse. Alternatively, head to our online store again and have them delivered direct to your door. Once you’re ready to get growing, dig a little hole and plant your seedlings about 20cm apart. I find the best way to get the planting distance right is to make sure each plant is about a trowel length away from the next. Be careful not to space them out any further apart than this so that the plants can support each other as they grow. Once you’ve finished planting, you’ve done most of the hard work. All you need to do now is sit back, relax and in about six weeks your hollyhocks will start to flower. Just be careful not to over-water them, or they can get rust. When they’ve finished flowering (by the first frost in May or June at the latest), pull them out and replace them with something new – check out our website for even more inspiration. Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries

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Ph/Fax: 308 8138 | Mobile: 021 244 7052 2 Reid Crescent, Ashburton


81 West Street, Ashburton - Phone: 308 5119

New Homes Alterations New Homes NEED A NEW DRIVEWAY, Light Commercial Alterations New Homes New Homes New Homes PATIO OR PATH New Homes Light Commercial Earthquake Alterations FOR YOUR HOME? Alterations Alterations NewAlterations Homes New Homes strengthening and Light Commercial Alterations Earthquake Contact Tony Worsfold today Light Commercial Alterations Light Commercial Repairs, and Compliance. Light Commercial Light Commercial strengthening andon 307 6466 or 0274 508 191 Earthquake for high quality exterior concrete Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake and Compliance. Earthquake strengthening andRepairs, strengthening andand • 13 Robinson Street, strengthening strengthening Repairs, and Compliance. Phone Repairs, andand Compliance. strengthening and Riverside Industrial Estate, Ashburton Repairs, and Compliance. • Phone 03 307 6466 • • Repairs, and Compliance. (03) 303 Repairs, and9830 Compliance. Phone Phoneor Phone (03) 303 9830 or(03) 303 9830 or 0800 500 564 0800 500 Phone 564 0800 (03) 500 564303 9830 or Phone Phone 0800 500 564 E:(03) 303 9830 or Email: Email: 9830 (03) 303 303 9830or or W: (03) 0800 500 564 Email: 0800 0800500 500564 564 Email: Email: Email:

To advertise in this directory, please phone Debbie on 03 307 7955

Phone 0800 48 48 49

SOMETHING SEPTIC? Well, if it’s not your wife we can help. We provide a fast and efficient service to Mid Canterbury • • • • • • •

Septic tank cleaning all systems Portaloos Dairy saucers and sumps Grease traps Swimming pools Drain cleaning truck 24 hours a day 7 days a week - on call Locally owned and operated

Phone Darryl Burrowes on 03 308 5293 or 0274 333 563

What's Into the East On Into the East AOTNZ 2015 programme opens with award winning duo, Into the East Into the East’s Liv McBride and Graeme Woller were crowned 2014 National Country Music Duo of the Year and nominated for the 2014 Taite Music Prize as well as 2014 Best NZ Folk Album (for Fight from the Inside). Featuring gently finger picked guitar one minute, bouncing percussion the next, traversing between Country and Folk while detouring through Alternative and Soul, these Invercargill based musicians are now taking on Australasia.

“Think Fairpoint Convention taking Neil Young’s music apart and building something new with the bones of Sheryl Crow.” (Ania Glowacz, NZ Musician) “McBride is the voice that races ahead excited, Woller is the anchor; he pulls back just a tad – together they find the perfect place to pitch and rest each song.” Simon Sweetman, Dominion Post

South Island Itinerary January Sun Jan 18

February Tue 3 Wed 4 Thurs 5 Friday 6 Saturday 7 Sun 8 Wed 11 Thurs 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15 Wed 18 Thurs 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Wed 25 Thurs 26 Fri 27

Alvarado’s, Christchurch Reefton Okarito Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika Cromwell Queenstown tbc Redcliff Café Te Anau tbc tbc Gin and Raspberry, Wanaka Fork and Tap, Arrowtown Lincoln TBC Ashburton Fairlie Riverton Invercargill Bluff Owaka Last Light Café, Tuatapere

Friday 10.00am - METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven.

Saturday 9.00am - 12.30pm - ASHBURTON DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET. Local produce by local producers and hot food!!. North End West Street car park. 9.00am - 12.30pm - ASHBURTON CRAFT MARKET, West Street. 9.30am - ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH TINWALD. Community garden working bee and fellowship, each Saturday, weather permitting. Behind the St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 157

1.00pm - 3.00pm -ASHBURTON AVIATION MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

Thomson Street, Tinwald. 10.00am - METHVEN HERITAGE CENTRE. New Zealand Alpine and Agriculture Encounter, interactive fun for all ages. Main Street, Methven. 10.00am - 12.00noon - ASHBURTON VINTAGE CAR CLUB. Museum and parts, shed open. 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald. 10.00am - 3.00pm - ASHBURTON AVIATON MUSEUM. A great selection of many aircraft from the past to the future. Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road.

1.15pm - “GOLF CROQUET” WAIREKA. Doubles, drawn partners. Waireka, Philip Street. 1.30pm - ALLENTON CROQUET CLUB. Association croquet. Allenton Sports Club, Cavendish Street.


flight 4 KITE


The Cancer Society's Relay for Life Mid Canterbury Take part in Relay for Life To register your team go to Ashburton Showgrounds

March 28 - 29, 2015




Cancer Society

New Zealand

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back!

Whakanui, Maumaharatia, Tu Atu!

Jan 16: 7.30pm | Jan 17: 2pm & 7.30pm

Broadway & Beyond


Buy, fly & fight your kite with Flight 4 LIFE Buy a Rokkaku (Japanese fighting kite) for only $150 and see your businesses name fly high in the sky on January 31 at Lake Hood. Flight 4 Life are hosting a kite event for charity. The price you pay is for the making of the kite at $50.00 and $100.00 goes to charity. The charity that we have chosen for 2015 is “ST JOHN ASHBURTON”. This is a great social club event for your business and a great day out for family and friends.

So for more information and bookings or sending artwork please contact Craig Hansen 021-792-223 - or Simon Chisnall -

Join our Flight 4 Life event on facebook

Showcasing the wonderful young talent from the Mid Canterbury Summer Singing School.


All tickets $25

Jan 23@7.30pm


Theatre of Circus

211a Wills Street, Ashburton


Phone 03 307 2010 www.


Dance, musical theatre & aerial circus performances by Dust Palace & Inside Out Circus Troupes.

All tickets $12

Tickets on sale for: Neil Diamond Waipara Valley Wine+ Food Festival Great Kiwi Beer Festival & Wild Foods Festival


FREE kids meal with each full paying adult!

January 11, 18 & 25

CONDITIONS: Sundays only. Each child must be 10 years or under, order from the children’s menu and be accompanied by one paying adult who orders a meal from the regular menu.

Open Homes


Saturday ASHBURTON 21 River Terrace 17 Hanrahan Street 10D Magnolia Drive 8 Willow Street 8 Glassey Drive 26 Queens Drive

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

TINWALD 39a Thomson Street 6 Braam Lane

10:45AM - 11:30AM 11:15AM - 11:45AM

Saturday ASHBURTON 1/5 Hugh St 126 Chalmers Ave 96a Creek Rd 25 Mitchell Pl 71 Elizabeth St 60a Elizabeth St 8 Primrose Pl 113 Walnut Ave 7 Goldrich Gr 18 Mitchell Pl 16 Falcon Dr 24 Reighton Dr 23 Brucefield Ave 5 Havelock St 23 Davidson St 12 Miller Ave 5 Geoff Geering Dr

10:00AM - 10:30AM 10:00AM - 10:30AM 10:30AM - 11:00AM 10:45AM - 11:15AM 10:45AM - 11:15AM 11:00AM - 11:30AM 11:00AM - 11:30AM 11:00AM - 11:30AM 11:30AM - 12 noon 11:30AM - 12 noon 12 noon - 12:30PM 1:00PM - 1:30PM 2:00PM - 2:30PM 2:00PM - 2:30PM 2:45PM - 3:15PM 3:00PM - 3:30PM 3:30PM - 4:00PM

TINWALD 79 Harland Street

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Sunday ASHBURTON 7 Goldrich Gr

11:30AM - 12 noon

LAKE HOOD 27 Ludlow Dr 21 Torbay Ave

1:00PM - 1:30PM 1:00PM - 1:45PM

RAKAIA 95 Elizabeth Ave 23 Elizabeth Ave

12 noon - 12:30PM 12:45PM - 1:15PM





METHVEN 24 Alington Street

11:30AM - 12:30PM


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