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June 20 2014

Top end property Proudly marketed by Mark Allred, Methven Professionals FURTHER DETAILS

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Top end property Interested in this property? 40 Allen Street, Methven

5 We proudly present an outstanding offering with an abundance of space. This home embraces elements of yesteryear and today, while integrating them into an outstanding property that is both timeless and timely. The character bungalow won't disappoint those who seek a gracious and charming home in an established lifestyle setting. Sit back on the covered verandah with a glass of bubbles and enjoy the mountain vistas. Or enjoy a hot spa after a days skiing. In the past, this home has been run as Beluga Lodge, so for those seeking venturing into the accommodation industry, this may be an option to consider.

• Large master bedroom with large walk-thru wardrobe, with French doors out to patio. • Separate studio/garden flat with ensuite. • Large open plan dining/living designed for the entertainer. Feature open fire with stone surround. • Modern kitchen with induction hobs. • Double glazed (mostly) and fully insulated. Electric thermostat controlled in-ceiling heating. • Large backyard with additional workshop. This property is something very special. Do not hesitate on this one!

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Mark Allred

0274-909-991

Open to view: Sunday, 1.15pm - 2.00pm Deadline Private Treaty, offers close June 30 2014 (unless sold prior). Price Guide, low to mid $600k's

Web ID: MHV10263 www.professionals.co.nz

On offer: • 4 doubles bedrooms, all with ensuites.

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NEG OVER $288,000 WEB ID AU36909 $650,000 WEB ID AU34905 $548,000 WEB ID AU37438 $589,000 WEB ID AU36740 TINWALD WESTSIDE EASTSIDE WESTSIDE 181 Harland Street 22 Charlesworth Drive 18 Orchard Grove 16 Charlesworth Drive Come and have a look at this three Fabulous new home in the popular Lochlea Classic 'L' shaped home built to catch the Ideal retirement home close to Lochlea 3 4 4 3 bedroom Summerhill stone home in a very subdivision. Four bedrooms, master has sun. Spacious living opening to patio and Lifestyle resort. Brand new 3 bedroom quiet cul-de-sac. Very sunny home, open tiled shower in ensuite, great kitchen with private section. Four bedrooms, ensuite home master bedroom has separate plan kitchen dining with lounge off dining butlers pantry, and living areas that open plus office area. Move on in and enjoy this ensuite. 1 2 2 2 area. HRV system, aluminium windows, onto patios, perfect for entertaining. quality home in the popular Braebrook Attached double garage with internal gas fire for heating. Double internal garage. subdivision. Great garaging. access. VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 10.00 - 10.30am

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$298,000 WEB ID AU37347 $495,000 WEB ID AU36250 $499,000 WEB ID AU33824 OFFERS OVER $370,000 WEB ID AU37394 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 15a Hanrahan Street 7 Orchard Grove 9A Allison Street 8 Russell Avenue What a transformation here! All new This lovely home is ready for you. Located Located in Allenton close to school and Super spacious living areas, three 2 4 4 3 kitchen, bathroom, carpets and window in a popular culdesac in Braebrook, this shops all within walking distance. 253 sqm bedrooms, bathroom and toilet upstairs, furnishings plus wall decoration property has 4 bedrooms, master with on a 728 sqm section. Fences, paths and shower and toilet downstairs. Double throughout. Professional landscaping adds ensuite and walk-in robe, large living area driveways, lawns all completed. 4 garage with internal access. An 1 2 2 2 the final touch to this lovely two bedroom and substantial kitchen. bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining, opportunity not to be missed. townhouse in superb Allenton area. Double internal access garaging plus off separate lounge, ensuite off master walkin VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 11.00 - 11.30am street parking. wardrobe. 1 2 2 2 VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 10.30 - 11.00am VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 10.45 - 11.15am

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$495,000 WEB ID AU37075 OFFERS OVER $499,000 WEB ID AU36749 $375,000 WEB ID AU36551 NEG OVER $295,000 WEB ID AU37486 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE WESTSIDE EASTSIDE 19 Falcon Drive 7 Magnolia Drive 19 Walshs Road 7 Orr Street Attractive four bedroom home in Allenton This spacious quality built 4 bedroom Now here's your chance to purchase your Classic timeless style situated to capture all 4 4 3 3 cul-de-sac. Sunny and warm with two home sits on an easy care 690 m2 section own fully renovated 3 bedroom home plus day sun. The interior has a neutral palette living areas opening onto private deck. in the Braebrook subdivision. Featuring a large conservatory. New carpet and throughout to compliment any decor. The Convenient location with shopping and large entertainers kitchen large permitted eco friendly fire, heat pumps if workable kitchen would please any cook. 2 2 2 1 2 schooling close by. Excellent double garage living/dining plus second formal lounge you don't want to light the fire. Kitchen adjoining living rooms open to private with room for the boat and trailer. both open to patio and sunny outdoor completely modernised, mains water outdoor entertainment area. area. pressure. 2 2 2 2 VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 11.00 - 11.30am VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 11.30 - 12.00pm VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 11.15 - 11.45am

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TENDER WEB ID AU37449 $579,000 WEB ID AU37015 ASHBURTON ASHBURTON 92 Maldon Street 30 Torbay Avenue Seldom offered 3 bedroom cottage. Open the door and be impressed with the 3 4 Rateable value $81,000. Large 1113m2 welcoming entranceway and view of the section. To be sold as is. canal with bi-folds opening from the lounge. The home is positioned to catch all VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 11.30 - 12.00pm 1 2 day sun with doors opening from dining TENDER closes Friday 27th June 2014 at and living areas to the glass fenced section. 4.00pm VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 12.00 - 12.30pm

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

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

MODERN STYLE LIVING

WESTSIDE TOWNHOUSE

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

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OFFERS OVER $299,000 WEB ID AU37493 $265,000 WEB ID AU36107 OFFERS OVER $399,000 WEB ID AU36919 OFFERS OVER $355,000 WEB ID AU34107 EASTSIDE WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 79 Grey Street 50 Harrison Street 3/168 Walnut Avenue 78 Oxford Street Reward yourself and own this super sunny An established townhouse located in a This quality three bedroom townhouse is A lovely and sunny character home 3 2 3 3 townhouse situated eastside within the convenient westside location with great generous in size with a large floor area of positioned on a private setting with Avenues. Upstairs open plan living with all street appeal. 218 m2. Well designed with elevated living established, large and impressive grounds. day sun and under floor heating. Double A sunny and spacious 2 bedroom home which enhances outlook and provides a 1 1 1 1 garage on easy care smaller section. Would with benefits of internal garage access. sunny aspect. A central location and easy A spacious three bedroom plus office suit a busy professional couple. Easy care, private gardens make this care grounds makes this property ideal. family home with plenty to offer including property appealing. excellent garaging, accommodating 5-6 2 1 4 6 VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 12.15 - 12.45pm VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 2.15 - 2.45pm cars. VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 1.30 - 2.00pm VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 3.00 - 3.30pm

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$189,000 WEB ID AU37583 OFFERS OVER $328,000 WEB ID AU37395 NEGOTIATION WEB ID AU36812 OFFERS OVER $269,000 WEB ID AU36581 ASHBURTON EASTSIDE EASTSIDE TINWALD 2/52 Cox Street 19a Cox Street 51b Peter Street 11 Graham Street Very well presented two bedroom unit Substantial three bedroom townhouse, Your chance to secure this lovely sunny Built for all day sun, this home has great 2 3 2 3 with single garage and store shed. Floor separate bathroom and ensuite. Spacious townhouse with easily accessible garage family sized living areas and three double mounted heat pump will ensure warm in and sunny living areas. Double garage with (with internal access) and located just a bedrooms. One bathroom, separate toilet winter and cool in summer. Easy care and internal access. Well fenced and private short stroll from the town centre. Vendor and laundry. Single garage plus carport. 1 2 1 1 low maintenance. section. Many little extras. Viewing a must. has moved out and is prepared to consider Fully fenced and very private. Close to all reasonable orders. Tinwald amenities and schools. View By Appointment VIEW Sunday 22 Jun 1.30 - 2.00pm

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OFFERS OVER $410,000 WEB ID AU37251 OFFERS OVER $290,000 WEB ID AU37243 $210,000 WEB ID AU37126 OFFERS OVER $190,000 WEB ID AU37044 WESTSIDE WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE 3 Somerset Grove 175 Harrison Street 91 Cox Street 57 Hakatere Drive A lovely near new home located in a well This three bedroom family home is hidden A lovely three bedroom home that boosts Sit back and enjoy the lifestyle Upper 3 3 3 2 established street. Surrounded by other away on a large private rear section potential. This property offers character Hakatere Huts has to offer. Fully furnished, quality new homes. Spacious open living (1189sqm). A tidy brick home which is and an opportunity to further enhance and two bedrooms plus sunroom, spacious and two toilets provides for a well open plan in design and is well positioned add value. An upgraded bathroom and lounge with log fire. Large kitchen, 1 1 1 1 designed home at an affordable price. Easy for the sun. Good sheds including double large kitchen provide plenty of appeal. bathroom/laundry facilities and separate care section with minimal landscaping. garage plus plenty of off street parking. With a short walk to town this character toilet. New carpet. Enjoy the sun filled home. deck. 2 2 View By Appointment View By Appointment View By Appointment

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CLASSIC, CLASSY TOWNHOUSE TOPS IN PRESENTATION

OFFERS OVER $325,000 WEB ID AU36872 NEG AT $158,000 WEB ID AU37402 $305,000 WEB ID AU36678 $399,000 WEB ID AU36669 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 169B Middle Road 92 Beach Road 51B Walnut Avenue 4 Glassey Drive Immaculately presented, sunny two Good looking two bedroom cottage with Really good bones here! Designed by Bill This sizeable family home has been 2 2 2 3 bedroom townhouse with pretty private, separate lounge, laundry and bathroom. Skews in 1978, this property is set in a completely updated over recent years easy care gardens. The updated kitchen Fully fenced, easy care section with a new cluster of five townhouses, near the carpets, drapes, paintwork, kitchen and and open plan roomy dining living basks in single garage. Does need D.I.Y but hard to college on Walnut Avenue. Two double bathroom are all in top condition, and 1 1 1 1 all day sun. Walking distance to Allenton find at this price. bedrooms with loads of wardrobe space tastefully done. All the rooms are of shops and Argyle Park. Be quick for this. and built in furniture. generous proportions. View By Appointment View By Appointment

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

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

VENDOR SAYS SELL!!

"CANOWINDRA" 8 HA

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WEB ID AL37390 ASHBURTON 145 Wakanui Road VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 10.00 - 10.45am 10 hectares of quality irrigated silt loam soils only a few AUCTION (unless sold prior) kilometres from town. Featuring a near new three 11.00am, Sat 12th July, 2014 bedroom home with sunny kitchen/dining plus large lounge with log burner. Separate formal dining room. Also a self contained sleepout. Buildings include 12m x 19m lock up shed with three phase power. Three 55 tonne silos plus 30m x 12.5m green house. Green house needs new cover. Older store sheds. Opportunity for lifestyle and income. Ignore past pricing Vendor says SELL.

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60.8 HA FOOTHILLS ENVIRONMENT- METHVEN

WEB ID AL37331 ASHBURTON 376 Wakanui Road VIEW Saturday 21 Jun 11.00 - 11.45am "Canowindra" means home in the aboriginal language AUCTION (unless sold prior) and this is a fine home to carry that name. Located just 11.00am, Sat 5th July, 2014 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.

11 HA - HOME + SLEEPOUT

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$1,100,000 + GST WEB ID AL36508 ASHBURTON 82 Gartartan Road Modern four bedroom home nestled in a peaceful private established expansive garden setting. Sheltered and positioned for the sun. Large open plan living and kitchen areas opening to the gardens. Ensuite and spa bath. Excellent modern two bedroom flat fully self contained. A special for granny or guests. Eight bays of sheds, cattle yards.

NEG OVER $1,750,000 WEB ID AR36241 ASHBURTON 779 Winchmore-Dromore Road Well located rural lifestyle with a stylish home of contemporary elegance. Looking for something a little bit special? Classic lines, functional spaces and quality furnishings throughout. The heart of the home is the open plan kitchen/informal dining/everyday living that connects to a sheltered outdoor courtyard. Large formal dining and lounge.

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GREENSTREET LIFESTYLE

WEB ID AR37376 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY ASHBURTON 226 Alford Forest Settlement Road View By Appointment Nestled at the foot of Mt Alford this attractive small DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold prior) Friday 11th farm is in 7 titles, has approx. 10 HA Douglas Fir July 2014 at 4.00pm plantation and some bush. Ten minutes to Methven and close to Mt Hutt ski field. Productive well fenced paddocks and good range of farm amenities. 4 bedroom basic homestead and self contained single bedroom guest unit. Great dairy grazing or finishing alternative. Location renowned for snow skiing, boating, tramping, fishing. Breathtaking Canterbury environment.

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DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AL37152 ASHBURTON 56 Rawles Crossing Road This is a great home built to all day sun with two separate patio areas, 3 double bedrooms master with ensuite, two living areas and large double garage. Then on top of this you have just under 10HA of top quality soils with irrigation. A chance not to let go by. View By Appointment DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold prior) Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 3.00pm


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Allenton

LOVINGLY MAINTAINED

Ashburton

14 Bathurst Street

Price by Negotiation

66 Cameron Street

Price by Negotiation

Debbie Boon

Four bedroom home with three year young kitchen Spacious conservatory and louvered patio. The large living area, heated by heat pump and gas fire . HRV system installed Double garage and lots of outbuildings including a shed and glass house

This unique property is a must see. Three bedrooms then up to the kitchen and living areas where the view can be captured on the deck. Attached garaging and workshop with a super easy care backyard. Just a stroll to Argyle Park WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

The vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $315,000$325,000. View Sat 10.00-10.30am www.bayleys.co.nz/517941 M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377 debbie.boon@bayleys.co.nz

Mick Hydes

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

Mick Hydes

M 027 439 9696 B 03 307 7377 mick.hydes@bayleys.co.nz

Debbie Boon

M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

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The vendors invite offers in the vicinity of $470,000 View Sat 10.45-11.15am www.bayleys.co.nz/518211

QUARTER ACRE WITHIN THE AVENUES

Ashburton

UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY

Ashburton

291 Cameron Street

Price by Negotiation

83 Oak Grove

Tenders Close 4pm, Tuesday 24 June (unless sold prior) Offers to be submitted to Bayleys Ashburton, Somerset House, 161 Burnett Street, Ashburton www.bayleys.co.nz/517994

Debbie Boon

Four generous bedrooms Three living areas Three bathrooms 2150sqm section Lovingly maintained

Be the first to inspect this three bedroom bungalow within the Avenues. Modernised kitchen and bathroom for easy family living and BBQ and patio area for entertaining. All on a sunny quarter acre section.

M 027 448 4006 B 03 308 7377

Mick Hydes

M 027 437 9696

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

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M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

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The Vendors invite offers in the vicinity of $365,000 View Sat 11.30am-12.00pm www.bayleys.co.nz/518008

PLAN YOUR NEW HOME

Ashburton

DESIRABLE LOCATION WITH SIZE AND OPTIONS

Mount Somers

Hepburns Road

For Sale $555,000 + GST (if any) View by appointment

156-172 Lochheads Road

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8.0139 hectares bareland Borderdyke Irrigation Located minutes from town in a popular area Amazing rural views to the mountains Exceptional soils

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

www.bayleys.co.nz/517550

Mike Preston

M 027 430 7041 B 03 375 4700 mike.preston@bayleys.co.nz

328 ha - Three titles freehold Modernised homestead and cottage Full compliment of farm buildings and yards Excellent fencing and laneway systems Higher rainfall area and possible BCI scheme irrigation water At present well farmed traditional sheep and beef with dairy grazing - many possible options

All offers on or before 4pm, Thurs 17 July 2014 www.bayleys.co.nz/518213

Jon McAuliffe

M 027 432 7769 B 03 307 7377 jon.mcauliffe@bayleys.co.nz

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

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Industry Comment

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Buyers agents the initial period of the sale process that buyers will not be aware of unless they call into the office. Welcome to the buyers agent. This agent will act in your best interests to find and negotiate the purchase using their knowledge of the real estate market.

Mark Allred Methven Professionals

The buyers agents are paid by the buyer of a property to find them their dream home. Buyers agents will deal with all other agencies and even private listings to find the perfect property for you.

Methven Real Estate Ltd MREINZ Licensed Real Estate Agents REAA2008

Have you ever felt as a buyer you would love to deal with just one agent to find your dream home.

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It is not uncommon for agencies to have “quiet” listings where the owners have requested no marketing for

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needed and even negotiates the sale contract. The objective being to buy the property as cheaply as the agent can in order to justify the fee. Under the new real estate regulations it is possible for a real estate agent to act as a buyers agent and have a signed contract between the buyer/agent to pay a fee to find a suitable home. This could be a dynamic shift in the real estate industry in New Zealand in coming years. It will take a mind set shift for a buyer to pay for a service they can get for free, but it will be up to the buyers agents to prove their worth and providing expert market knowledge and negotiation skills.

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15 Pattons Road, Mt Somers

Open Home: Saturday, June 21, 10.00am - 11.00am 1 acre dream - Country weatherboard cottage set on one acre in the rural Mt Somers township. Three bedroom home with good heating. Currently two bedrooms and an office. Large workshop 70m2 currently used as a cattery. Buy as a home with workshop and sheds OR home and continue the cattery business, (conditions and price apply, + GST if any). HRV heat recovery system. Lovely country garden with mature fruit trees and room for vegie patch and paddock for the hobby farm - sheep, calves, pony or horse. Asking price $315,000

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Investment holiday cottage - Whitestone 3 Superb holiday letting or rental cottage. Attractive Oamaru stonework. Use yourself summer or winter and rent out the rest of the time. Part of a four cottage complex. Can be managed long or short term. Two large bedrooms with an ensuite for each. Sleeps up to six. This cottage comes with quality furnishings and full appliances, (down to crockery). Features; double glazing, gas fire in large stone fireplace, heat pump, relaxing location set in park like setting, polished wooded kitchen flooring. Very high standard of finish $390,000

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

Selwyn Allred Principal 0274-388-493

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

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Urban / Rural Property Consultant 021-743-394

Annie Dwyer

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Exterior Decorating

Paint choice dilemma for TERRY LOBB

Charm - there’s an old world welcome from this Palmerston house. The owner had contacted me to assist her with choosing two colours for the exterior, one being the wall and the other the trim. This home oozes character — it is apparent as soon as you step on the footpath. It has that old worldy welcoming charm with a sense of “come in and enjoy me”, as you walk up the driveway and glimpse the house through the garden. The garden appears wild and rambling but, on second glance, it is well-designed with a sense of purpose. Enclosed spaces form garden rooms for sitting and enjoying the peace and quiet or view the house, with paths that lead you on, allowing your mind to wander and wonder what is around the next corner. The house was built around the 1920s. Clad in stucco, it has a red brick foundation and features with a solid tiled roof in orange and varying tones of grey and green. Lovely dormer windows on the upper floor allow the occupants a glimpse over the tree tops, but they have complete privacy from the outside world. The house is traditional in its exterior colours and was painted about 15 years ago. These houses are traditionally dark inside often with natural timbers stripped back, carpets lifted to expose beautiful timbers and smallish style windows that don’t allow in a lot of light. But this house has warmth and life — like its owner. Many of the rooms have been papered in bright colours, warm vibrant yellows and reds for the well lived in rooms, with softer grey greens for the more formal lounge. The colours offset the natural timbers beautifully, not only in the finishing details but also in the furniture. The house is alive with surprises of texture, pat-

ALWAYS TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

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Industrial Investment Alford Forest Road • • • • • •

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Ashburton

25.4603 hectares zoned Business D and Rural A Located above the Ashburton Industrial area Part of Rural A land on and over stop bank In a convenient location to town centre An opportunity to expand the Ashburton Business D area Present access off Melrose Road www.pggwre.co.nz ID: ASH2672582

House Inspections that are:

Deadline Private Treaty Offers may be considered on or before 3pm 9 July 2014 Colin Gilbert B 03 307 8710 M 027 434 3478 H 03 308 4438

PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008

Book your home inspection now! www.thehabit.co.nz Office: 0800 32 58 58 Email: ashburton@thehabit.co.nz


Exterior Decorating

character home tern and colour and so welcoming. I couldn’t help thinking when I entered the house that this was the sort of place you would have trouble leaving or that you couldn’t wait to get back to after holiday or work. It is so refreshing to visit a home and I don’t just mean just the house, I mean the complete picture, the grounds, the exterior flowing to the interior. It is also refreshing to visit a home that reflects the personal-

ity of the people and the house and not the trends of the present day. As it turned out, my client was and still dabbles as an interior designer. She needed to convince her husband that what she wanted to achieve with the outside was going to work. We chose two colours, one very dark grey, and a more neutral into the beige toning. If my client’s husband didn’t like the dark walls and light trim, then a

• Exterior Painting • Interior Painting and Paperhanging • Textured Ceilings, Cornices etc. • Roof Painting by airless sprayer • Waterblasting • Waterproofing 163 Hollands Road, RD1, Ashburton 7771

MARK SCAMMELL E: scammellpainting@clear.net.nz P: 307 6126 M: 027 273 2803

compromise would have to be made, and the colours would be reversed. Either way both parties ideas would have worked well. Would the house remain completely traditional on the outside or was it going to be more adventurous? I will have to wait and see as I left before the final decision was made. But I will be back to see the end result and I know that whoever has the final choice, the complete picture will be just as enchanting as my first visit.

Terry Lobb is an interior/kitchen designer and personal colour and style consultant who takes a holistic approach to living with colour, texture and style — email: terry@ terrylobb.com; website: http:// terrylobb.com Previous page: Campbell rambling the garden appears wild but is actually well-designed. Below: A lovely home in Palmerston North.

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Hardy and healthy cabbage TOD PALENSKI

Unlike spring when you can plant virtually anything your heart desires it can be tough to know what to grow during autumn and winter. The cooler temperatures and frosts stop many plants in their tracks before they even get going. But they don’t stop our friend the cabbage. In fact, cabbages are renown for their ability to thrive in colder climates. Making now the perfect time to plant this common brassica. If the word cabbage summons memories of pungent smelling over cooked shredded leaves, think again. With the right techniques – including sautéing, stirfrying or using fresh – cabbage will taste fantastic. Plus it’s really good for you – high in fibre and vitamin C and low in kilojoules. And there are many different types of cabbage available. At

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Awapuni we grow golden acre, savoy, hybrid, red, spring and let’s not forget chinese cabbage, which comes from a slightly different branch of the brasscia family. Savoy is great for wrapping around different fillings. Golden acre, red and spring are perfect for making coleslaw and hybrid is a tight cabbage, which is also good for stir-fries and coleslaws. You can pick up some cabbage seedlings next time you’re at your local supermarket or Bunnings. Otherwise, check out our online store at www.awapuni.co.nz and get your seedlings delivered direct to your door. Once you’ve got your seedlings the hardest part about growing them is finding somewhere to plant them. You need a bit of space – each seedling will need to be grown around 300mm apart from the others. And you need to make sure you haven’t planted any other members of the brassica genus (broccoli, cau-

liflower, Brussels sprouts etc) in the same spot recently. This will prevent your plants getting club root – a disease, which stops the heads on your brassicas developing fully. If you don’t have enough room in your vege patch, why not plant outside the square (so to speak) and try growing them as an edible border somewhere else in your garden. Cabbages – particularly if you have different colours – can look fantastic if grown in lines or patterns. Wherever you grow your cabbages, add some lime to the soil prior to planting, which will also help prevent club root. Then simply plant your seedlings. As with many good things, cabbages take time to mature. You can expect to harvest your hardy and healthy plants around spring time. Tod Palenski Awapuni Nurseries www.awapuni.co.nz

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