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celebration breakfast with the TRY team participants. After munching on their prize, they decided to donate the unopened boxes of cereal and drinks that were left over to Te Herenga Waka o Orewa, (Orewa Marae) as a thank you for helping the school kapa haka group to get up and running. All the Coatesville team members enjoyed the day and supported each other in giving it a go and it was great to watch everyone cross the finish line. If you want to participate in all the fun activities next year, ask your Mum and Dad. Remember, give it a TRY. I did and I loved it! By Lucy Ellingham, aged 10, year six, Coatesville School

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n Sunday, 24 March, 34 children from Coatesville Primary School got up at 6am and in the darkness, headed to Manly Beach, Whangaparaoa, to participate in the Hibiscus Coast Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. This fun event is held annually in 17 locations and around 30,000 children compete nationally. Entry is open to anyone aged between 7 and 15, no matter what level of fitness, and participants can sign up as an individual or form a team. This year more than 2500 kids, took part in the Hibiscus Coast event which also included a special Splash and Dash for 6-year-olds. The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon helps kids stay active and healthy through a programme of participation. It’s about getting out there, giving it a TRY, achieving a personal best, improving confidence

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and self-esteem. There’s lots of reasons for giving it a try, it’s heaps of fun, you get a gold medal, you can win awesome spot prizes and you also have a chance to meet your favourite sports stars such as one of the All Blacks! You can even have a free Weet-Bix breakfast with all of your friends. While some Coatesville kids have entered as individuals in previous years, parent Tracy Ellingham (shown above) organised a school team for this year’s event. Tracy and daughter Lucy also organised TRY team training sessions, which were a lot of fun and helped Coatesville School's athletes prepare for the big day. After everyone crossed the finish line, Coatesville School won a spot prize at the prize giving of $300-worth of Sanitarium breakfast products. So, on the Monday after the TRYathlon, the children got together for a special

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ANZAC Day service Settlers Hall 25 April, 7am APRIL CONTENTS April news 3 Speed limit facts 4 HOY results 5 The Great NZ Trek 6 School term ends 8 Plan changes 9 explained 10 CRRA news 11 Classifieds Golden days ahead 12


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he tragedy in Christchurch on 15 March affected us all and changed New Zealand's history forever. Coatesville's community was quick to respond and show respects to the victims, their families and the people of Christchurch. Lucy Holder, daughter of Coatesville Market's, Leanne Holder, organised a prayer to be recited and for one-minute's silence to take place at the Twilight Market on Sunday, 17 March. Lucy, who's 21 years old, says her family wanted people to come together and not to feel afraid. She invited friends Reo Nootai and Michelle Vaughan to speak, and Mitzi Schwenke-Fidow to recite a prayer. Performer Dave Ewart Junior sang Stand By Me and some of those gathered joined in. Well done and thank you, Lucy. Other community groups have expressed their grief and support. You can read about Coatesville School's gesture to the Muslim community on page 8 in principal Richard Johnson's term one round up. But if you're ready to set yourself a challenge, don't miss the story on page 6 about Coatesville's Lynette Herbke and her involvement with The Great New Zealand Trek. Lynette committed a week every year to this

fundraising event, for 14 years - and that doesn't include the travelling time to reach the start of each leg. In March the trek came to an end at Slope Point. After riding 2588kms, Lynette has every right to feel chuffed about her achievement and in my opinion she's earned the status of local legend. On page 3 you can find out about the Clothes Swap 2019 organised by Kate Hattaway and her daughter Bex Holland. This is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when two people decide they want to make a difference. Hat's off to them both. Remember to come along to the Settlers Hall on ANZAC Day. The commemorative service starts at 7am so you may want to arrive a little earlier. It's a local tradition that draws a large crowd every year on what's always a cool autumn morning. If you're driving to a holiday destination this Easter, please take care on the roads. When it comes to road safety, we all need to watch our speed and following distances. Wishing you a safe and happy Easter.

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∞ 7 APRIL, Sunday, Daylight saving ends at 2am. Put your clocks forward, enjoy another hour of sleep and check that the batteries in your smoke alarms are still working. ∞ 7 APRIL, Sunday, Coatesville Market 10am-2pm. ∞ 12 APRIL, Friday, Term one ends today at Coatesville School. ∞ 8 APRIL, Monday, Coateville's community pool closes at 12pm today for the winter. ∞ 18 APRIL, Thursday Public consultation ends today for people giving feedback on the proposed plan changes to the unitary plan - explained by Louise Johnston on page 9. ∞ 19 APRIL, Friday, Good Friday. ∞ 22 APRIL, Monday, Easter Monday. ∞ 25 APRIL, Thursday, ANZAC Day. Come to the commemoration service at the Coatesville Settlers Hall from 7am followed by morning tea. ∞ 2 MAY, Thursday, 7.15pm CWI meets at the Settlers Hall. ∞ 4 MAY, Saturday, Clothing Swap at the Settlers Hall for The Mental Health Foundation. ∞ 5 MAY, Sunday, Coatesville Market 10am till 2pm ∞ 8 MAY, Wednesday 6.30pm CRRA AGM Come along to the Settlers Hall and find out the latest from our community and meet mayoral candidates John Tamihere and Christine Fletcher. ∞ 12 MAY, Sunday, Mothers Day Spoil the mum in your life.

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of clothing racks, they even spilled over into the spare bedroom and there's still a month to go!" says Kate. The way it works is that women pay $20 to donate their quality used clothing and accessories and on swap day they can take the same amount they gave (or pay to buy more). Clothes that aren't taken by the end of the day are donated to charity Bex Holland with some of the clothes ready for swapping so the event is a recycling, shopping and fundraising extravaganza. There's still time to sort through your aturday, 4 May, will see the wardrobe to find clothes to donate. Clothing Swap 2019 take over the Kate and Bex ask that you only donate Settlers Hall with racks and racks women's clothing and accessories and of quality women's clothing up for that the items are clean and in good grabs. condition (no rips, stains or pulls). The event, which is run by exOn swap day, swappers can come Coatesville local Kate Hattaway and along to the Settlers Hall from 10am her daughter Bex Holland, is now in to select their items and shoppers are its fourth year. Kate reckons the swap invited to join in from 12pm. has doubled in size each year and this If you want to take more than you time they hope to raise $10,000 for donated, Kate and Bex ask people to charity. pay $5 per garment on top of the initial "In the past we've donated to, Dress $20 donation. For Success, Women’s Refuge (SHINE) There are refreshments on sale and and last year it was The Sophie Elliot some vendors coming along to sell Foundation. This year it's all about The new clothes too, so this is an event not Mental Health Foundation," says Kate. to miss. Last year the swap raised $4135 for To find out more, go to Clothing the Sophie Elliot Foundation and so Swap 2019 on Facebook for all event far they look on track to meet their information. goal. "Our triple garages were so full

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and serious injuries on our roads. He said, speed contributes to all serious accidents and road deaths. And, since 2017 there has also been an increase in the number of serious accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists where speed has played a part. "The fastest way to have From left: Michael Browne, Randhir Karma, an impact on road safety Mike Rowe and Louise Johnston is to drop the speed limit. We know this from international research. Safe and appropriate speeds improve the survivability of road accidents," he said. The research he quoted showed that dropping the speed limit by only uckland Transport fronted up 10km/h, can improve the survivability to the public meeting hosted of road accidents dramatically, in some by the CRRA on Wednesday, 20 cases by as much as 25%, which saves March at the Settlers Hall to discuss lives. public feedback to its proposed speed "We have a mandate to reduce road limit reductions. deaths by 60% over 10 years and (and Randhir Karma, AT's Group Manager, 18% over the next three years). We want Network Management and Safety to fundamentally change the impact on and Michael Browne, Traffic Safety people’s lives," he said. Specialist, both addressed the According to AT's figures, there are assembled group of locals, explaining 8000kms of road in Auckland and twothe link between reduced speed limits thirds of New Zealand's fatal accidents and improved road safety. occur on Auckland's urban roads. The meeting was part of the public AT are trying to improve the safety consultation period which closed on on 750km of roads that they have 31 March. And, with 11 days still to identified as being the most dangerous. go, more than 7000 pieces of public The Government is behind the feedback had already been received, initiative and rural roads that have showing the strength of feeling that become more urban in the way they're surrounds the issue of asking Kiwi being used, are on their list. Mr Karma drivers to slow down. explained that these rural roads need to Coatesville's locals were quick to be upgraded because they often don't express their opinions on the night. Ever had mess allow for driver errors. Some pointed out discrepancies or “The (road) network needs to where the proposed changes needed left behind? accommodate mistakes so that people rethinking or adjusting, but most of don’t die or become maimed after the feedback centred around the belief making a mistake. Our roads need to that worsening road safety statistics be forgiving. We’re coming at it across are attributable to poor driving the whole network, starting with where behaviour more than excessive speed. we see the greatest risk," he said. However, Mr Karma shed more A budget of NZ$20m has been light on the issue saying speed allocated to fund the programme of management is the highest priorityproducts of work& in Auckland over the next three No mess, no dodgy ATs programme of work because it is years. The majority of this will be spent no run around. We guarantee it. so closely linked to incidence of death

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ell done to all the riders from Coatesville Pony Club who competed at Horse of The Year last month. Below are some of their results: • Ella Rutherford competed in the Horse 1.10m and was 2nd out of 90 riders and won her division. • Amelia Munro came 3rd in the 1.10m Pony and in the Rising Star Rider of the Year 16 years and under, she was 4th. • The Waitemata Rodney HOY Showjumping team featuring two Coatesville riders, Ella Rutherford and Amelia Munro, finished 7th in New Zealand out of 11 regions. Team Caddy's results are below (horses' names are in italics): KL Jean Claude • Welsh Part Bred Youngstock of the Year Nanteos Autumn Guardsman • Pure Bred Welsh First Ridden Pony of the Year – Mia • Paced and Mannered Saddle Hunter Pony of the Year not exceeding 138cm – Brooke • Saddle Hunter Pony of the Year not exceeding 128cm – Brooke Rosehill Park Sapphire • Park Hack of the Year – Fiona • Paced and Mannered Park Hack of the Year – Fiona • Runner up Adult Led Show Horse of the Year – Team Caddy Leeara Park First Edition • First Ridden Rider of the Year – Mia • First Ridden Pony of the Year – Mia • Paced and Mannered Show Pony of the Year not exceeding 138cm – Brooke • Runner up Show Pony 128-138 of the Year – Brooke Willowmead Court Jester • Paced and Mannered Saddle Hunter Pony of the Year 138 -148cm– Trey • Runner up Junior Rider of the Year 12,13 & 14 years – Trey • 3rd Part Bred Welsh Exhibit of the Year – Trey • 3rd Saddle Hunter Pony of the Year 138-148 – Trey.

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Road less travelled

In 2006 Lynette Herbke signed up to do The Great New Zealand Trek. Her mission: to help raise funds for the Malaghan Institute's research into Multiple Sclerosis and to see the country from horseback. Last month she spoke to The Chronicle before heading south to Bluff to complete the final leg of the trek; Tapanui to Slope Point.

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he Great New Zealand Trek was expected to take 10 years to complete. The idea was to trek the length of the country away from busy roads and towns, either on horseback mountain bike or on foot. It would become the trip of a lifetime for many and it just about took a lifetime because in the end, it took 14 years to complete the 2588 kms needed to reach Slope Point. Back in 2006, the chance of to see New Zealand from horseback was too exciting to pass up for Lynette, a lifelong horse lover and retired teacher aid from Coatesville School. The trek became an annual adventure and each year, in February or March, Lynette and her friend Rebecca Thomas took their horses and joined the crew of horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers taking

part, as well as the legion of hardworking volunteers who gave their time for free. Organisers would plan a track suitable for all three groups to share that was Lynette (far left) with a group of riders at Slope Point, the end of the trek far away from overlapped and changed from the main roads and highways and timed west to the east coast depending on it to coincide with the full moon access to private land. The first leg to help with the weather. Lynette was from Cape Reinga to Kohukohu, says it usually did, although the year then Rawene to Potou, Port Jackson they rode through the Wairarapa, to Tairua, Port Waikato to Kawhia, a few riders were blown off their Taumaranui to Mangaweka then horses in high winds and the tail-end across to the east coast and Hawke's of a cyclone in Clarence flooded Bay. the campground making a river "It took us eight years to complete impassable. the North Island," laughs Lynette. So The routes have sometimes initial projections were a bit out.

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However, crossing Cook Straight with horses and travelling through the South Island introduced a world of complexity and additional costs. Lynette still chose to continue. "The Cook Straight Ferry won't take horses if the swell is over three metres, so crossings have required fine weather. The horses stay in the float and eat hay, they're pretty relaxed about it all," she says. This year's route, from Tapanui to Slope Point, the southernmost point of the South Island, took three weeks. One week to drive there towing a horse float with two horses; a week to ride the course and another week to drive back to Auckland. For many people, the idea of driving the length of New Zealand towing a horse float with two horses would be a nightmare. But Lynette is a seasoned veteran. She teamed up with another Auckland-based rider doing the trek and the women have shared the journey, and the accommodation, with their horses. "Sometimes we stay with friends and we've found some horse-friendly places like the National Equestrian Centre in Taupo and Donegal House in Kaikoura. Other times we clean out the horse float after a day on the road and sleep in it while the horses graze outside." Lynette says the biggest challenge once the trek starts is fitness. "The horses need to be really fit to do it," she says. "We ride off-road often up steep hills. We're on the trail by 8am every morning and in the saddle for six to seven hours a day." Needless to say it's not the time to start using new gear. Everything needs to be well worn-in for both horses and riders to make sure there's no rubbing or chaffing. Even so, Lynette says she always packs 3B cream which at times has been much appreciated by a number of other riders. The horses also receive the best of care with two vets on hand to look after them if anything goes wrong. Since the trek has taken 14 years, there have been a few dramas and changes along the way. One year while they were still in the North

Island, a vet came off his horse and punctured a lung, needing to be airlifted to Whangarei Hospital. Another year, a mountain biker suffered a heart attack and sadly died on the course. Throughout the trek, Lynette has ridden three different horses at different stages. First Moonie (now aged 24 years) then Belle (now 19 years) and lastly Abigail (8 years). "The older I've got, the younger my horse needs to be." chuckles Lynette. "Abbie is an Arab-Morgen cross and is fast walker which makes her an excellent trekker. She's also a horse that will go anywhere which is important because sometimes we've had to swim across rivers, kneeling on our saddles." And, as you might expect, comfort and ease have become priorities over time for the petite equestrian. "Fourteen years ago people were in their 50s. We're a little older now. I used to bring along my own tent but for the past few years I've taken the tent package so my tent is ready for me when we arrive at camp." Interestingly Lynette chooses to ride her horses barefoot — without horse shoes. She says although this slows down their walking pace a little, it helps to prevent them from going lame. "Barefoot horses can't throw a shoe and you see lots of horses do that on the trek. There's a farrier to help out with this, but in really stony conditions, I use rubber hoof boots to protect my horse's feet." Completing the entire trek makes Lynette one of an elite group of people. The final leg, completed in good weather, was the perfect ending to this remarkable quest and the final amount raised for the Malaghan Institute will be known in the coming weeks. As is often the case, the highlight Lynette says, has been the people. "The variety of people is amazing, they're the cowboys of New Zealand — and there's a real sense of family. Everyone is there because they love it. I will miss them. The chance to see the country from horseback has been a privilege and a wonderful way to experience the real New Zealand VJ landscape," she says.

CWI Busy year ahead Greetings from everyone from Coatesville Women’s Institute. Autumn is upon us already, enjoy the last of the warmer weather. After a leisurely start to the year with a Pot Luck Dinner, we have barreled ahead with our AGM and started our yearly programme. Our Auckland North Federation AGM (they are not as ominous as they sound), was held on 25 March at Coatesville Hall, a bit of fun with a seaside theme for competitions and a speaker from Westpac Helicopter Rescue and to whom we will be giving a sizable donation because this is such an important service. We have some amazing speakers coming upincluding Conrad LaPointe, General Manager of Habitat For Humanity, who will join us in June. We invite anyone who is interested to come along. Barry Smalley an inspector with Communications 111 is joining us for a third time in June, it will be interesting to hear his take on our recent tragedy in Christchurch. Hopefully, later in the year we will have a few local speakers but that has yet to be finalised. Our group shall continue to support North Shore Auxiliary with our donations of knee rugs, prem baby knitting and hospital buddies along with pre-loved current magazines. Kidney Kids are still our donation drive collecting bottle tops and tear tabs. We are a friendly caring group of women and welcome new members, so if you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Denise (current President) Ph 09 4115209 or 021 677762.

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Term one round-up at

Coatesville School By Richard Johnson, School Principal

Support for Christchurch: Coatesville School acknowledged the tragic events in Christchurch in a number of ways on Friday, 22 March. We encouraged students, staff and parents to wear bright, happy colours to show their support for our Muslim communities and the people of Christchurch. It was part of a national initiative called ‘Colour Your Day’. But we also encouraged the wearing of colours to show support for us demonstrating greater kindness, tolerance and respect in our community — to help it spread amongst the masses. Our student leaders led the way at our morning assembly, acknowledging the impact the events had on people across New Zealand and the world, and also shared a number of important messages about personal values for us all to reflect upon. At the end of their messages there was a one-minute silence. This was followed by the senior school singing ‘Te Aroha’. As a follow-up, during the day the student leaders offered lunchtime opportunities to students and staff. These activities involved placing painted finger prints on a decorated peace sign (which was officially presented to an inner-city mosque by a group of students, staff and

Below: the peace sign made by school students was given to an inner city mosque.

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swimming champions: Matilda Farrington, Charles Bensley, Ariane Dawson, Theo Hoban, Monika Alden and Jackson Ling. Well done with your excellent parents) and the sharing of personal messages of support on hearts which were displayed prominently within our school. It was an appropriate way for our school community to respond and everyone did so in such a positive and meaningful manner. Swimming: Our school swimming sports event was very successful, with competitive students vying for top placings and others showing their best efforts during the many races on the day. Congratulations to our school

achievement! The inter-school event was held the week after our school’s event and our students performed very well. The swimming team were also awarded the ‘Inter-School Fair Play’ award for their support and attitude during the day. Well done to our team! Disco: Our ‘Funky and Fluoro’ disco on Friday, 5 April, is all planned and ready to go. It caters for all students across the school over two sessions. With lots of colour and plenty of awesome dance moves on display! Always a highlight of term one for many! 

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From Local Board Member Louise Johnston

Unitary Plan Changes explained Y ou may have received a rather confusing letter from Council about the proposed changes within unitary plan for the rural zone, (i.e. Plan Change 20). Below is explanation of plan change from Council. The objective of the proposed plan change is to limit residential and industrial activities in rural areas so that rural zones are predominantly used for rural purposes. It will ensure that unintended uses like urban industrial activities and retirement villages cannot be established in rural zones unless a rigorous assessment process (via a resource consent application) is undertaken. This will reduce the potential for creating adverse effects such as the loss of rural character and amenity, and unnecessary development on elite and prime soils. The proposed plan change does two things: It amends the activity table for the rural zones so that any activity not specifically listed in the table becomes a non-complying activity. It also amends the reference to "residential activities" in specific rural policies and zone descriptions to "dwellings". The reason for the second

amendment is that the term "residential activities" can include a wide range of activities such as retirement villages and other residential development types. This was never intended in the rural zones. Personally, I welcome these changes as I know how upset rural residents have been when they have ended up with a concrete tank manufacturing business setting up next door to them. You can make a submission on the proposed plan changes using the link below. Feedback closes on 18 April. I always think it is a good opportunity to also highlight other weakness in the unitary plan when making a submission. https://www.aucklandcouncil. govt.nz/plans-projects-policiesreports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/ unitary-plan/auckland-unitaryplan-modifications/proposed-planchanges/Pages/pc-20-rural-activitystatus.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1x0Q-eQw3j 0qInvGq5YBiUPdXkjUIGrsrZdr4uIuVS glG6tfqG-q1NcFo The draft structure plan for the Silverdale, Dairy Flat Business area is now out for public consultation. The draft plan proposes to zone the area as heavy and light industry with the development being staged from 2022 to 2048. I have concerns that for

stage one (2022 -2038) there will be no real investment in a reliable public transport system to the industrial zone. It is already chaos around the Silverdale roundabout at peak time and The Milldale development (4500 dwellings) has only just started. It is important to provide feedback on this plan as I have yet to see a well-designed industrial zone within Auckland (refer link below). There will also be two drop-in sessions at the Dairy Flat Hall, Postman’s Road on Saturday, 6 April, 10am–12pm and Wednesday, 10 April, 5.30pm–7.30pm. https://www.aucklandcouncil. govt. nz/have-your-say/topics-youcanhave-your-say-on/silverdalewestdairy-flat-industrial-areastructureplan/Pages/default.aspx Lastly, for users of the Albany Park n Ride, I completely understand your frustration with the introduction of the paid parking. AT have failed to plan for additional car parks to meet current and future demand. This issue is only going to get worse with the onset of winter when commuters will no longer be able to park in the paddocks. It has been disheartening that AT are not taking action on this and this needs to change. Please contact me with any questions at louise.johnston@ aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 

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our CRRA team met on 20 March and as a result of our working group reports (Greenways – Area Enhancements – Transport & Communication) realised it is SO important for you all to have your say – make your thoughts on the community known – TO COUNCIL – so we can drive positive changes in our valley. We do our best but more is needed – the squeaky wheel is better heard. A few ideas that are bugging others • Write in to let them know that the Park-n-Ride in Albany is woefully inadequate and charging silly prices to park is not well received. Think of better ideas – build a car park. • Our Transport Committee has worked hard with Auckland Transport to flag the need for a pedestrian crossing outside the dairy. This was acknowledged and recorded as an upcoming project but sadly, it has not made the 2019/2020 budget list. We will keep pushing to make sure it is included in the following year. • Lack of monitoring of local small

fill sites – some consistent truck movements are increasing risks on local roads and council appear to be not monitoring these sites as they should. Ring and let them know. • Rubbish – We are pushing for bag free in the area and are appalled at the constant litter found in road-side verges. If you can keep an eye and keep your immediate area rubbish free, this would be awesome. There is a phone line for council for larger “dumped items” 0800nodump.

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Coatesville Hall, all welcome. Guest Speakers – the Mayoral Candidates John Tamihere and Christine Fletcher. We can always have more support/ contributions/involvement, don’t be shy a little goes a long way and it’s good to have a strong local voice. Find us at: information.crra@gmail. com; https://www.facebook.com/ Coatesville-Residents-Ratepayers http://www.coatesville.org.nz

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utumn is just around the corner which transforms our community into a magnificent array of vibrant colours. Coatesville supersedes all other suburbs once the trees come alive with the oranges and reds. It's the perfect time for buyers to view our property. This brings to mind the maintenance required at this time of year to make sure you're presenting your property at its absolute best. The gutters need to be cleaned or fixed if leaking and leaves kept away from drains. Vermin traps should also be set. If you're putting your house on the market these jobs are not always a one-off, particularly with property taking longer to sell at the moment. If you need to repeat this type of maintenance several times in a season you may prefer to get someone in to help you. The cost of a professional handyman or gutter cleaning company will quickly pay for itself because gutters and valleys in the roof that are left full of leaves can lead to costly leaks that cause cracks in ceiling plaster and around windows. Jumping forward, once you get an offer, more than likely it will be subject to building inspection, which is a comprehensive report obtained usually by the buyer. They are carried out by a qualified inspector who visits the property and checks the home and outbuildings from the roof, gutters, roof cavity, construction, house ground levels and takes interior and exterior moisture readings. Generally, a building inspection report costs between $500–$800. I have found that if the inspector comes to the property and sees that the maintenance has been completed regularly, the building inspection runs more smoothly. I refer to these as ‘eyes wide open’ reports. They are detailed and an important part of the process. In certain circumstances I would recommend that a vendor obtain their own building inspection prior to going to market. However, this is property specific, depending on construction of the property, age and sometimes design. Call me to discuss necessary maintenance requirements at your home and whether obtaining a building inspection report is the right move for you.

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