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Volume 23, Issue 12


Tom Batchelor was born in Greymouth and at the age of 6 months together with his family, he moved to the Ellesmere district. He attended primary school at Leeston Consolidated and then went on to Ellesmere College where he graduated at the end of Year 13 in 2008. It was during his time at Ellesmere College that his passion and gift for music

kicked in. He was a very active person being involved in the Killinchy Tennis Club, and playing cricket for Southbridge, but it was during his time of playing rugby for the Southbridge Club that his love for music developed. At the age of 11 while playing rugby, he received two head injuries that kept him on the side-line, so to keep him active and occupied his mother bought him a guitar and from there, was to develop a love that has bought him to this point in his life. Once he graduated from Ellesmere College he moved to Invercargill to S.I.T to study music. He found that

sitting in class was not to be his forte and he preferred the practical side of music more. It was then off to Dunedin where he strived to make a living, busking and playing in bands. These times although very exciting to a ‘student type’ person was very difficult with money being quite scarce. This is what Tom now refers to as the ‘Gypsy’ phase in his life. He returned home in December 2012 and it was loosing a dare that bought him to enter the X-Factor. His mother describes him as a very laid back person ”What you see is what you get. If there were any pranks going on, you could

be sure that Tom would be in the midst of it all”. His older two siblings are thrilled to see Tom chasing his dream, and to be part of the events that are unfolding. To be involved in music full-time would be his ultimate dream.

He claims that he has meet so many wonderful people on the journey that he is now on and has been overwhelmed by the support that he has been given, especially by his local home community, he is so appreciative of it all, to know that so many people are behind him.

VOTE FOR TOM BATCHELOR ! What’s coming up Jun.23-Hillyers Leeston Mid Winter Christmas



Jun.24-Aquatic Centre Opening Jun.25-Leeston Day Club Jun.26-St Mary’s Springston Jun.30-Monthly Papercrafter’s Day Jun.30-Applications close for Albert Anderson Day Jul.1-BNZ - Change of hours Jul.5-Leeston CRT Birthday Bash Jul.6-Market Day Jul.6-Poppitas Pizzeria Opening

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Sunday 23rd June 9:30am Leeston

Station Street, Leeston

Parish Eucharist with Sunday School 6.00pm Southbridge, Evensong, followed by supper Wednesdays 10:00am Mid-week Eucharist - Leeston Sunday, 30th June 9:30am St John’s, Leeston

Parish Eucharist with Sunday School

Vicar’s Warden: Rachael Carruthers, phone 324 8324


Sunday 23rd June 9:30am Leeston 11:00am Dunsandel Friday 28th June Lifetouch fellowship - Leeston Sunday, 30th June 9:30am - Leeston - Parish Service Tuesday, 2nd July Southbridge - Ruth Cridge’s home

Children’s programmes during School Term

Minister : Paul Eden

Phone 3243-315. P.O. Box 54, Leeston

Extream Kidz & TFC (Teens for Christ) every Sunday at 10:00am


Sunday, 23rd June 10.00am Family Worship

25 57 0 82

Sunday, 30th June 10.00am Family Worship

162 388

with café open after service.

with café open after service. Senior Pastors, Wayne & Nicky Watson Church Office, phone 3243-697 CATHOLIC CHURCH

St John the Evangelist, Leeston & St Patrick’s, Lincoln Leeston Mass will be celebrated in the St John Ambulance Rooms, Cnr High & Gallipoli Street Sunday, 10:00am - Thursday, 5:30pm Lincoln Sunday Mass will be celebrated at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Lincoln at 8:30am Weekday Masses : 9:00am Parish Centre




DUNSANDEL Jun. 2 0247hrs MVA Main South Rd - Burnham Jun. 12 0827hrs PFA South Pacific Meats Jun. 12 1914hrs MVA Main Sth Rd/ Frasers Rd LEESTON Jun. 12 13.34 hrs Woodville St & Flemming Drive Alarm sounding

Parish Priest, Fr. Frank Kelly 3252-770 Parish Chairperson, Anna Carter 3243-206 SOUTHBRIDGE Jun. 10211hrs Milltown Rd - Medical Assist Jun. 0146hrs North Rakaia Rd - Medical Assist


Friday Night Youth Every Friday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Meeting at The Station, Station St, Leeston

Discussion, games with focus on themes and topics important or relevant to youth. Enquiries contact Rachel at Matt Hooper 0211964008

Ellesmere’s only privately-owned and produced fortnightly paper. Kath Mentink, Editor Accounts, Advertising & Editorial Enquiries Phone 741-2206 Fax 741-2207 Cell 021 109 3470 e-mail: 435 Southbridge-Dunsandel Road R.D. 2, Leeston 7682

Code: MVA (motor vehicle accident); F/A (false alarm); PFA (private fire alarm); K28 (turned back).

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12 Woodville Street. LEESTON

Offers invited Mid $300,000’s Beautifully presented, very sunny home with 3 double bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining/ living, new carpets and fresh décor throughout, logburner, DVS & excellent insulation fro winter warmth, large double garage, fully fenced with gorgeous private rear garden, veggie plots, garden shed & tunnel house. This beauty won’t last long!! OPEN HOME SUNDAY 2 - 2.30PM

1419 Leeston Road. DOYLESTON Offers invited Mid $300,000’s This three double bedroom home enjoys a very picturesque setting of 1670m2, the stream boundary to the northern side has been planted in natives and is a lovely feature complementing the landscaped garden that is fully fenced with a playground area especially for the children. Lots of shedding for Dad’s toys too!! The L shaped home captures the sun, the living and hall have French doors accessing the sunny patio &



8A Taumutu Road Neg. over $289.000 The interior of this house is such a pleasant surprise it must be viewed!! Lovely timber floors throughout, sunny living area with logburner, farm style kitchen. 3 very good sized bedrooms plus 4th bdrm or study. Bathroom with sep shower. 2 year old double garage. OPEN HOME SUNDAY 1 - 1.30 PM

Robin Alfeld

027 233 7370



67 Market Street. LEESTON


Now THAT’S a man cave!! With a 3.6m stud and measuring approx. 17m x 8.2m this garaging offers approx. 145sqm of man cave with a bonus - three phase power! Situated at the rear of a residential 1093sqm section, where the owners love of gardening is evident - well worked vege plots and strawberry plants, Situated on an established street among other nice homes, handy to park and amenities - a great development opportunity presents itself here. RARE OPPORTUNITY 20 hectares of bare land with established shelter on the boundaries. This block has power to the centre of the property where a 6” well with 15kw 3 phase submersible pump and all switching gear are situated. There is ample scope to rejuvenate this property while enjoying rural views and classic country lifestyle. Nearby a great building site is available slowing total viewing of the property. The soil type is lighter in nature but ideal for horses, cattle and the kid’s pets. These properties do not last long on the market so be quick to view.

Brenda Alfeld

027 6266 386

74a High Street, Leeston. Ph. 03 324 3189

Noel Lowery

0274 328 859


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Wednesdays 10:30am - 12 noon At The Station 3 Station St, Leeston ( except in the holidays) $2/family, 1st session free

New Members Welcome!

26th June Mainly Music having a family night 5:30pm bring your fish and chips. Tomato sauce and drink provided.

Pupils from Leeston School enjoyed a wonderful afternoon participating in their schools annual cross country event at the Ellesmere Show Grounds. After a cold and rainy week the weather held out on Friday 24 May.

The children did very well with some stiff competition between students. A big thank you to all the parents who helped out on the course, to staff and families for their support.


Winter causes all sorts of problems with visibility when we are driving, including snow and ice, fog, rain and increased hours of darkness. The Road Code says that you must use your vehicle headlights, from 30 minutes after sunset, until 30 minutes before sun rise and at any other time you can’t clearly see a person or vehicle 100 metres away. “Most times it is very obvious when you need your lights on, but outside the guidelines given in the road code, there are a number of other circumstances where using your lights will increase your visibility and make it safer for you and other road users,” says Ngaire Tinning, Selwyn District Council’s Road Safety Coordinator. “When there is fog, it is raining or where there is the potential for sunstrike, it can be more difficult to see other vehicles. Using your lights on dip is the best way to ensure you are seen,” says Mrs Tinning. She says many people drive with their park lights but these are only designed for use when a vehicle is stationary and are not clearly visible from a distance. Increasing following distances and taking more care to check ahead before passing in these conditions is also essential as there may also be vehicles that do not have their lights on and are hard to see. Using your lights will greatly increase the chance of seeing and beingseen from 100 metresaway.

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DAY TRIPPERS BUS UPDATE In July 2012 the Ellesmere Community Vehicle Trust was set up, and a 10 seater Toyota Hi Ace MiniBus was purchased in September 2012. There have been many interesting trips covering a large area of Canterbury, and the availability of this service in Ellesmere is much appreciated by a variety of groups and ages who have used the facility. We are very grateful for the time so freely given by the cheerful

volunteer drivers. The convenience of the Minibus makes travel for groups a lot easier and more fun, whether it be to garden visits, birthday celebrations, movies, concerts and even to the night trots. Some trips have included Waimate, Methven, Darfield, Oxford, Pegasus, and Sumner. The Minibus is not completely funded yet, and we are grateful for grants received, local clubs, private

donations and fundraising towards the purchase of the vehicle. Safety steps and rails have been installed for easier access. A big “THANK YOU” to the sponsors of our recently held Dinner/Auction held at the Leeston Bowling Club, which was a wonderful success. Which ever way you helped, we are truly grateful. Thank you again for your support towards this service in Ellesmere. Remember, this community

vehicle is here for your use. Think outside the square .. instead of taking four cars, utilize the bus and be driven! We still require a lockable garage to house the minibus .. before winter would be nice! Enquiries to Judith May 3248227 or Lois Birkett 3243884

Poppita’s Pizza

Friday & Saturday 5-9 pm Dine in or take away Starting Saturday 6th July 87 High Street, Leeston Ph: (03) 423 9161


HOW COOL IS THIS? 22C Chervier St, Leeston 

Can it be true… a brand new 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for such a reasonable price? There’s spacious open plan living/dining, a small separate lounge, modern kitchen, plus a large single Come take a look at this …. you’ll like what you see!

Neg over $359,000

Stephan Knowler A.H. (03) 3291-020 Mob. 027 229 9522



A grand home of 280 sqm radiating character throughout. 4/5 double bedrooms, formal lounge, family living room, entertainers kitchen adjoining impressive dining area Attached self-contained studio/flat with own kitchenette and bedroom Sited on established 2,013 sqm corner section in convenient area of Leeston. PUBLIC TENDER closing 19/7/13

Lynette Johnston A.H. (03) 3242-138 Mob. 021 685 821

LARGE REAR SECTION 1439C Leeston Rd, Doyleston 

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Your opportunity to secure a private 1,240 sqm rear section (incl shared access) Services to the gateway Great views to the Port Hills. Sited in popular Doyleston just minutes away from Leeston. Create your dream home!

Neg over $130,000

Rebecca Gilbert A.H. (03) 3243-899 Mob. 027 378 6067

Whether Buying or Selling - It Pays to Deal with the Locals Matson & Allan Real Estate Limited - Licensed under the REA Act 2008 70 High Street, Leeston (Hillyers Building) – Phone 324-3704 –


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“The height of candles may differ, but they yield the same brightness. It’s not the matter of your position, but it’s your ability that shines.“ Anon


High St, Southbridge, Tel. 3242-243

LEESTON 76 High St, Leeston

Vitamin C Special Family Value

The Pamper Room

Yummy Chewable 220 caps for only $19.99!

at Leeston Pharmacy

RRP $37.80 Save $17.81 (for a limited time)

≈ June Special ≈ A SHELLAC manicure for only $35!


SHELLAC is the original power polish. With no chipping or peeling SHELLAC goes on like a nail polish, but wears like a gel, providing you with a 14 day wear, mirror shine and zero dry time.

Buccaline Berna - Top up Time Approaching July is the perfect month for a top-up supply of Buccaline Berna. Buccaline Berna for the prevention of secondary bacterial infections associated with cold and flu. A three day course gives you up to three months’ protection. Be prepared with our Instore- special : 2 for $23.99 NB. This is a Pharmacist-Only medicine and is not a replacement for the flu vaccine Not sure what to do with old / expired / unwanted / excess medicines? Bring them into Leeston Pharmacy and we will take care of them for you. We collect medicines on behalf of the Canterbury District Health Board, which in turn disposes of these medicines or sends to Medical Aid abroad if appropriate.

NEW colours available. Contact The Pamper Room at Leeston Pharmacy Ph 3243 442 to make an appointment.

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POPPITA’S CAFÉ TO BECOME A PIZZERIA On the 6th of July Poppita’s will be undergoing a transformation. Every Friday and Saturday night Poppita’s will be offering a range of traditional pizzas, for dine in or take-away. The pizza bases will be hand stretched and hand made, and the meat will be sourced from a local butcher. Café owners Bianca and Scott Woyak said “We are excited to be expanding into pizza. We were sick of there

being no where to go out for dinner on a Friday and Saturday night, so we decided to open Poppita’s at night as a pizzeria.” Poppita’s, already known for its seriously good coffee, has also applied for a BYO liquor license. Coffee will also be offered as well as slices and cakes. Opening hours for Pizza are Friday and Saturday 5-9pm. Call 423 9161 for takeaways, bookings or private functions.

WE NEED YOU NOW !!!!!! LEESTON MARKET UPDATE Do you have a special skill or talent that you’d like to share with the community and make a little money off? Have you thought about turning your passion into a small business? We Need You Now! We are currently looking for new local stall holders to fill our market up before the busy season begins in spring. Whether you’re an old hand or new to the market scene we would love to have you along. We are looking for people to fill the following positions and more: Fresh Fruit & Produce from your farm or garden, organic or not. Eggs free rang, organic or farmed. Hot Food of any description. Beauty Services massage,

waxing, grooming, make up etc. Clothing handmade, imported, kids, adults etc. Face Painting, Promotions come down and advertise your business or services, in a way which suits you. Arts and Crafts, Accessories bags, t-shirts, shoes, hair clips etc., imported, local, handmade. Delicacies of your homeland, Fresh breads, Honey & Related Products Beverages hot coffee, special homemade cold drinks, fizzy, fresh juices, mock-tails, vine samples, boutique beers etc. Savoury Baking pies, quiches, scones etc. Cheese, Meats, Sweets handmade, chocolates, traditional sweets of your homeland.

Oils of all types. Plants vege seedlings, flowers, scrubs, trees etc. Fundraising and anything else you can think off. To keep our market productive for all stalls we are limiting the number of similar stalls depending on the type and differences to 2 or 3 of each. So be quick and get in first to secure your spot for the busy warm months leading up to Christmas. Please contact Anna Nurse on 0211042712, (03) 3248212, or through our facebook page at LeestonMarket for more information and to book your site. When you join us as a stall holder you will enjoy the comforts of the staff tent which include hot drinks, morning tea, staff information, suggestion’s book, a chair to have a break, sign in post, information and advice on how to promote your stall and more. Your stall will cost $5 if you book and pay for 3 or more markets or $7 for a casual stall. This will get you a 3 metre site for you to display your products, you can bring your own table or hire one for $2 and you may also be able to bring a gazebo but please speak to Anna before market day to arrange this. You need to book your spot at least one week before to allow for on the day layout plan to be done, fitting all stalls in. If you

forget to book you will need to see Anna on the day to be given a position. We are currently having markets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month from 9am – lunch time. But we are happy to announce we will be changing to every Saturday from 9am – lunch from the 5th of October this year. We look forward to making you a part of our team at the Leeston Market. See you at the next Leeston Market, on Saturday the 6th of July. And check out the next issue of the Ellesmere Echo for a list of all the new stall holders. Anna Nurse


A WORLD FIRST FOR CANTERBURY What is translucent, floats in the stratosphere and communicates with red bubbles? Project Loon of course. Project Loon is a new Google initiative that aims to bring internet to the two thirds of the worlds population that are not currently connected. Canterbury was the first place in the world to trial the system whereby many large solar powered balloons are launched into the upper stratosphere. These balloons form a network capable of providing internet to those on the ground with special red bulbous antennas. Local man Charles Nimmo and his family were selected to be the first in the world to use the network due to their rural location and historically unreliable internet. “The whole process was very secretive.” explained Charles. “We were only given full details of the initiative the night before the test.” The agricultural sector represents 75% of New Zealand export earnings and currently tolerates unreliable, expensive or non existent internet. For that reason the rural sector could do with as many ‘Loons’ as possible.


Osteopathy uses gentle hands-on techniques to treat many conditions, focusing on the cause of the problems, not just the symptoms . It is a philosophy, a science and an art. We often find we can provide relief from problems you thought you had to live with, from crying babies to aching backs.

Ring Alison & Stephen on:

325 4163


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655 Leeston Taumutu Road. Offers invited high $600.000’s “ONE PROPERTY - THREE HOMES - HISTORIC & UNIQUE LIFESTYLE” With a choice of three different homes, you choose where you want to live, and enjoy the income of the other two homes on this unique property. Add to that a work from home opportunity by the huge workshop currently used for furniture restoration and life is good!!! Your choice of home? The beautifully restored historic Sedgemere Schoolhouse, open plan, gorgeous kitchen, one bedroom character cottage on mezzanine floor, OR perhaps the immaculately presented and maintained 3 double bedroom character cottage, open plan kitchen/dining/living, logburner enjoying a magical garden setting, OR the one bedroom, open plan cottage, again enjoying its own private setting? There are sheds a-plenty, a swimming pool, and a pony paddock on this 1.225ha. So very special, words don’t do this property justice - call me now to view!!

ST JOHN ANNUAL APPEAL WEEK - NEXT WEEK 24 - JUNE 2013 St John needs the public’s help to continue to save lives. By making a donation to our appeal (24-30 June) the public can help St John to continue to provide life saving emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provide first aid, caring services and community programmes throughout the country.

St John staff and volunteers will be out with collection buckets right around the country next week or the public can call 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646), or donate online at or at any ASB branch.

74a High Street, Leeston. Ph. 03 324 3189

Brenda Alfeld

027 6266 386

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PIZZA WITH THE PRINCIPAL The staff at Leeston Consolidated School have recently launched a new initiative – Pizza with the Principal. Once a fortnight, children from each teaching team who have shown they are a Leeston Legend through excellence in their

attitude to work and enthusiasm in everyday school life, are invited to have Pizza with the Principal Lynda Taylor. ‘We have great students at Leeston School, and it is always neat to celebrate the success of these children’

Pictured are the children enjoying pizza with Mrs Taylor.

Simon with the catch of the day.


PASSION AND DREAMS BECOME A BUSINESS Growing up in Southbridge, Simon’s childhood was spent as he now spends his adult life … with a huge involvement in the trout, salmon and duck shooting opportunities around our district! His ability to share his extensive salt and freshwater fishing knowledge gained in NZ and overseas, with authority and enthusiasm is appreciated by his customers. Simon is also an accomplished trap shooter with involvement at committee level in the local Ellesmere Gun Club. In more recent times his hunting enthusiasm has spread to bigger game with deer and tahr being the main target. Simon entered the retail sporting industry as a young school leaver. Driven by passion, commitment and the desire to succeed, this career path progressed, and in 2008, along with wife Vicki, and Gwynn & Pauline Thomson they purchased the Hamills Christchurch store. With Gwynn’s business experience and Simon’s industry knowledge this seemed a perfect combination for a prosperous venture. Early this year the decision was made to take up an

offer to join Hunting & Fishing New Zealand and the 1st of March saw the official name change to Christchurch City Hunting & Fishing. This decision was not made lightly, but by doing so will enable Simon, Gwynn and their team to provide a superior selection plus better value for the customer. Centrally located at 575 Colombo Street, the team have gained a huge and loyal following from city dwellers and locals alike, and also plenty of tourists. This loyalty did not waiver right through the earthquake disruptions even with the store being closed for a total of ten weeks post February 2011. Simon has recognised that he gets plenty of support from the

local community and is more than happy to bring products out to his Leeston home if required, a service not often found elsewhere. Staff and service – The team hasn’t changed! Led by Simon, the experienced staff are some of Canterbury’s most respected anglers, hunters, target shooters and outdoor enthusiasts. Their extensive knowledge of New Zealand’s back country plus the focus on assisting customer’s and friends to make the right selection, is something that Cantabrians have come to know and trust. Simon can be contacted at 3775090 (unless its salmon season!), or 3244399 hm


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LOVE COFFEE????? WANT TO LEARN MORE????? Michelle Baker owner of Hands On' with Michelle The Original Meads Tea- tutoring in conjunction with rooms in Rakaia and Direc- Kelly Jones.....Kelly is Traintor of HTCS - Hospitality i n g M a n a g e r a t Training & Consultancy Meads, Tutors for HTCS and Solutions Limited has been has often been described as tutoring Hospitality for the best Coffee maker on almost 15 years. She trav- State Highway One. els throughout CanterThe Courses run over two bury...further afar on occa- nights 6.30 - 9pm and are sions....and spent part of suited to anyone with an last year in Tonga assisting interest in coffee.... whether the Tonga Business Enter- a coffee enthusiast that prise Centre with Tourism would simply like to gain a and Hospitality Training little more knowledge, needs. She will be familiar someone that would like to to some Ellesmere locals as maximise the use of the she has assisted with the home espresso machine or Hospitality tutoring at Elles- those that are looking to mere College for a number enter the Hospitality Indusof years. try and would like to gain an Earlier this year Michelle introduction to Barista. decided to offer a Barista The next course will run Course in Rakaia. ‘Rural on Mondays 17th & 24th people always have to trav- June. Courses cost $85 el.. And I am constantly which includes 5 hours travelling… so I thought.. tutoring, course work book, Lets put the two together Certificate of Participaand see if we can make a tion...and a whole lot of course happen in Rakaia’… damned good coffee !! it certainly did happen, with For bookings or further four courses running in 6 information call The Original weeks, so far. Meads Tearooms on 03 302 The courses are limited to 7435 or email a maximum of 4 - 6 people and very 'Relaxed and


Turkey with all the trimmings & a choice of dessert. $25.00 a head Bookings preferred but not essential Ph. 03) 324 3159


Community Cnetres & Halls Strategic Plan Adopted A new plan has been adopted by the Council to guide the future of community centres and halls in Selwyn District. The plan recognises that these facilities are very important to communities but that some change is required to ensure they continue to be well used and valued by the district’s communities. The views of hall committees and the public about how they see facilities being used and managed in the future have helped to develop the plan. The Council’s Manager of Open Space and Property, Mark Rykers, says that a number of community centres and halls in the district will be upgraded or replaced within the next few years. “The Council is currently working with, or planning to work with, communities in Dunsandel, West Melton, Hororata, Greenpark, Lakeside and Tai Tapu to look at the options around developing new community facilities which suit the needs of these communities. In a number of cases this is the result of damage to facilities in the earthquake events.” The plan also identifies the need for community facilities to receive additional support and to work more closely together. “The plan encourages community committees managing facilities to work together more closely in the future and to share resources. The Council will also provide additional expertise and advice to support committees,” says Mr Rykers. The targeted rates system for funding community centres and halls will continue but the plan signals the need for the Council to look at other funding approaches to ensure the right mix is provided. Any proposals to alter funding would be consulted on as part of future Annual or Long Term Plans. “There are no plans to close

5 Gallipoli Street, Leeston (former medical centre) Phone 3244-150

existing facilities but where usage continues to decline and major capital investment is needed to upgrade them we will work with communities to look at future options. This will include looking at whether

upgrading or a new facility is required or if the facility is still needed. Ultimately it will be up to communities to decide what they want for their area and what kind of facility they want to fund,” says Mr Rykers.

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SELWYN AQUATIC CENTRE OPENING DATE The Selwyn Aquatic Centre will open to the public on Monday 24 June. The new centre was officially blessed on Wednesday 29 May. Sponsors were officially welcomed to the new facility by Mayor Kelvin Coe and Selwyn MP Amy Adams at an event on Friday 31 May. The 2,800 square metre facility features an eightlane 25 metre pool, a hydrotherapy pool with spa area, a learn-to-swim pool and a leisure pool with a lazy river. The four main pools have walk in access to ensure they are accessible to everyone. A disability hoist will also be installed beside the spa pool so anyone can use this. The centre includes an air to air heat recovery system which recovers heat off exhaust air to heat fresh air. This provides the centre with better air quality and makes it more energy efficient. A floating screed floor is used in the centre. This type of floor is common in Europe but rare in New Zealand. This reduces energy costs by minimising the amount of heat lost into the ground. Speaking at the event to thank sponsors on 31 May, Mayor Kelvin Coe said that

Selwyn residents could be very proud of the new complex which is able to be used by people of all ages and from all parts of the district. “There is a strong demand for a year round aquatic facility. We know this because we received over 1,400 enrolments for our new swim school before the facility was even ready to open.” He says the construction of the new pool complex is part of a wider Aquatic Strategy for the District which has seen the Council provide more financial and technical support to community pools. $1.4 million has been raised so far in towards the cost of the facility through fundraising. The Mayor thanked the Lottery Grants Board, the Southern Trust, the Canterbury Community Trust and the many individuals and businesses who had helped with the fundraising. Around 300 tiles painted by the community as part of the fundraising effort are displayed at the centre on the corridor between the changing area and the pools. The pool was designed by Warren and Mahoney, constructed by Naylor Love Construction and the development of the complex

project managed by Davis Langdon. The centre will employ around 50 staff in full time and part time roles which include swim coaches, lifeguards, aquafitness instructors and administration and pool maintenance roles. Over the coming weeks staff will be trained in their roles, while the finishing touches are put on the new facility before it opens to the public on 24 June. The centre will be open from 6am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 8pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. For information about the pool, visit sac or phone 03 3472 734.



The Bank of New Zealand is making a slight change to its opening hours in Leeston from next month to concentrate on the busier times of the day. The Leeston store will open from 9am to 4.30pm on Mondays to Fridays from July 1, 2013, instead of the current 5pm closing each day, Store Manager Robyn Casey says. On Saturdays BNZ Leeston will continue to open from 9am to 12pm.

“We’ve revisited our opening hours in Leeston because ordinarily we are serving an average of only one customer at the end of the day,” Robyn Casey says. “From Monday July 1 we will close half an hour earlier each day at 4.30pm,” she says. “Bank of New Zealand is proud to serve the Leeston community and is committed to the town.”

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RD1 - COMING TO LEESTON Work is underway on the new RD1 Leeston Store being built on the old Leeston Hotel site, cnr of Market and High Streets. RD1 South Island Operations Manager, Craig Rodgers, says the new store is part of the company’s planned expansion to better support the fast growing dairy industry in the area. “We’ve been working to cover the area from our RD1 Rakaia store in the past but, with a growing customer base and ever expanding dairy industry, we can see we do need to be in the town to give our customers the level of service that is required.” He says the current RD1 Technical Sales Representative (TSR), Deanna Pittaway, will continue to provide support and advice to customers and now, with the added benefit of the store,

Craig says RD1 can offer the full service needed in the Leeston area. At 635sqm, with an additional 260sqm enclosed drive through/loading area, the purpose built store will enable a wider range and number of in-store supplies and plenty of room to make shopping a customer, friendly experience. “The new store will make for an enjoyable shopping experience plus our new yard and bulk store has also been designed so customers can get in and out quickly. Having somewhere to park and load goods will make life easy for staff and customers.” Craig says the closed canopy over the loading area will cut down on heat loss while ensuring staff and customers are protected during cold, wet conditions. “Heating and lighting costs

make up a significant part of the costs associated with operating the store, so it’s great to be able to take advantage of the latest technology to keep energy use and costs to a minimum. “The store also has included several environmental features that will save power while ensuring staff and customers are not adversely affected. Clear-lite panels in the roof will ensure maximum use of natural light while a switch lighting system, with built in sensors, will detect when lighting is needed or not needed and will turn lighting on/off as required.” He says at this point in time the store is on track to open late Spring and the RD1 team look forward to becoming part of the Leeston retail landscape.

The skeleton of what is to become a thriving retail shop.

Youth basket ball has started up again for its second season. From 5pm until 6pm on a Monday night at the Station in Leeston you will find budding basketball players learning the basics. This year has seen many return from last year and lots of new faces from aged 7 up to 13. The kids are coached by Andrew Legg and Lyndon Sutherland. Parents are welcome to stay and get out on the court and help, or have a cuppa or they can just drop off and collect at the end. We also have a team competing at Lincoln on a Monday night which is coached by Lyndon which gives the kids a chance to put into practice what they learnt last year. If you have kids that want to play drop on down and have a go, if its what they want then the subs are $30 for the se a so n , o r co n ta ct Lyndon on 3243497 or Michelle 3244461.

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Located in Rakaia on Railway Terrace West is a small crafters delight. Julie Brown and Kelly Stewart have built up a small shop full of pretty quilting fabrics, cross stitiches and much more. They have also designed their own range under the label of Calico Dreams. The shop holds a regular Wednesday morning class for patchworkers and a Friday morning craft group. This winter they have scheduled classes for a needlecase (Daisypot needlebook fro the Birdhouse, Tea Garden wall

hanging and a small knee quilt Days in Provence). These can be viewed on their blog: or visit them on facebook under calicodreamsnz. They are also willing to teach people on a one to one basis. So all you have to do is give them a call and book in a time. Come and see their latest block of the month, Tail Feathers by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry stitches. Any enquiries call Julie 027 6342 525 or Kelly 027 2746 778

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IMPROVED MOBILE COVERAGE AND BROADBAND OPTIONS FOR SELWYN The Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) is now delivering improved cell phone coverage and wireless broadband options to Selwyn residents, according to local MP Amy Adams. Ms Adams, who is also the Minister for Communications and Information Technology, stated that Vodafone has this week commissioned a new cell site in Glentunnel – one of six new RBI sites in the Selwyn District. “Along with Glentunnel, towers have already been built at Springfield and Southbridge and new towers are also planned for West Melton, Castle Hill and Bankside,” Ms Adams said. “Jointly these sites will provide new mobile coverage and wireless broadband for over 3,900 homes and businesses.” Vodafone is also upgrading ten of its existing sites in Selwyn to deliver the wireless broadband service to rural residents, with six of these upgrades already complete. Ms Adams said that improved access to reliable cell phone and internet services would bring huge benefits to rural communities. “As a rural resident myself, I know how important it is to have reliable communications to deal with emer-

gency situations and also to support the day-to-day running of rural businesses,” Ms Adams said. The new tower at Glentunnel is able to provide over 700 households in the area with mobile coverage and wireless broadband via a high performance modem. Phone calls can also be made through this service by plugging an existing landline phone directly into the modem, removing the need for a landline connection. Customers can port their existing landline number to this new service. Customers can find out if this service will be available at their address by checking online at Background: Under the five year RBI plan, Vodafone will upgrade 387 existing cell towers and build a further 154 new towers in rural areas all over New Zealand. The government is funding the civil construction costs of these new sites which are designed to accommodate Vodafone equipment and that of other mobile and wireless operators.

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Thursday 20th June, 2013


ELLESMERE COLLEGE RUGBY UPDATE The rugby season is now well underway with 4 Ellesmere College teams competing in town competitions. To date the Ellesmere College First XV are unbeaten and sitting in first position on the table in the Wednesday afternoon town competition. The team had a convincing 47-12 win over the Catholic Cathedral College at Waltham Park in their first game of the season, overcoming a big forward pack with some discipline and structured play. Our second round match was the first home game for our team this season against a promising Burnside team. T h e s i d e showed a great willingness to run the ball and scored some excellent tries to take FLYING SOMEWHERE? WAIMACK AIRPORT PARKING

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a 49-12 victory. Last week the team travelled to Kaiapoi High School for their third round game, coming up against a determined home side. The Ellesmere forward pack wore down their opposition to take a commanding 31-8 lead late in the second half, only to let their foot off the pedal for Kaiapoi to run in 3 late tries, with Ellesmere holding on for an uncomfortably close 31-27 victory. The team sits on maximum points, first equal with St Thomas College at this stage of the competition. The team has an upcoming Quad tournament on Wednesday 19th June in Geraldine, then takes on Middleton Grange at Ellesmere College on June 26th at 3.00pm. The Girls ten a side team, coached by Mrs Grooby, has made big improvements already this season. After a convincing loss to Linwood College first up, the team had a promising 41-5 win on the school field over Riccarton High School. There are several young players in this side and the future looks bright for this team as they continue to develop into a promising side. The girls take on Rangi Ruru at Hagley Park on the 19th of June and then host Catholic Cathedral College at Ellesmere on June 26th. The Year 9 and 10 boys rugby team, under the tutelage of Mr Stacey, has played one game to date, with a closely fought 24-10 loss to Rangiora. Although pushed for playing numbers, this team has a strong core of Year 10 boys who are beginning to show real promise as rugby players, which is good for the future of rugby at the College. The team is playing a combined

Area Schools side on the 19th of June at Kaiapoi and then taking on Hornby in town on June 26th. The Year 7 and 8 team this year are coached by parents Brendon Barns, Gary Michaels, and Nathan Currie. There has been huge interest from students in this team, with a strong squad of players representing the school on Thursday afternoons in the Canterbury Primary Sports Competition at Hagley Park. This side is unbeaten at present, with the team recording two comprehensive wins against Kaiapoi Borough School and Darfield High School. This is a pleasing start with a high level of commitment shown by both the players and the coaching team, pointing towards a positive season ahead. Thanks to all the coaches, managers and supporters who have given their time to help out our College Rugby teams to date. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated.


Photo shows the Senior E Team from left to right: Samantha Bailey (Capt), Emma Mentink, Georgia de Boer, Grace Hadfield, Kayla Box, Stephanie Mower, Laura Heslop, Grace Dreaver. Ellesmere Combined Netball Senior E Team have had a great start to the season, winning all six of their games in the first round. Their coach is Beth Johnson.

They are a mixed team of Year 10 & 11, they are all working fantastic together and are looking forward to the next round.

Thursday 20th June, 2013


ELLESMERE SMALLBORE RIFLE SHOOTING RESULTS Round seven of the Ellesmere Smallbore Rifle shooting season was held at the Leeston range on Tuesday 4th June. The Southbridge number One Team had a very good Southbridge #1 G Allan A B Hussey B N Greenwood B G Steans B

98.6 96.1 98.4 96.4



Total Emg B Greenwood G Franklin G Grice I Grice


night with a team total of 400.15 three points better the Dunsandel number One Team. Denver Wren shot the only 100 fro the night with a score of 100.7, this was her

fourth 100 for the season. A very impressive effort so far. Elizabeth Gardiner had her second highest score for the night with 99.7.

Number One Competition Results:

97.5 69 87.1 88.1

Round eight of the Smallbore season was held at the Southbridge Range on Tuesday 11th June. This was the second double card round of the season. There was an unusal

Dunsandel #1 W Gardiner A C Gardiner A T Thomson A B Sheat A

98.5 99.3 95.4 99.5

Leeston #1 G Clausen B Tubb J McCartin A Miln

Handicap Total

6 397.17

Handicap Total

result this week, especially for a double card round, with the Dunsandel and Southbridge number One teams finishing tied on 797.39. Two 100’s were shot this

Dunsandel #2 R Gardiner A D Wren A E Gardiner B


94.1 97.1 95.4 96.2 12 394.8

week with Geoff Allan shooting an exceptional 100.9 only missing one inner bull from scoring a perfect 100.10. Geoff also finished with the highest double total for the night

Number One Competition Results: Dunsandel C Gardiner B Sheat E Gardiner D Galloway

#1 A A B M

198.11 196.9 193.8 196.11

196.10 198.14 193.8 192.7

Leeston #1 J McCartin G Clausen B Tubb A Miln







Total Emg B Greenwood G Franklin G Grice I Grice


3 299.18 95.4 90.2 89

with 198.14. The second 100 for the week was shot by Bevan Hussey with 100.7. Results From Ellesmere Competitions: Top Team Competitions: Dunsandel 586.23

183.3 194.5 193.9 189.4

Dunsandel #2 R Gardiner A T Thomson A T Thomas B





Handicap Total Emg L Pettigrew A Gluyas


193.9 71 87.1 75

Uses .22 calibre target rifles at indoor ranges.  Challenges you both physically and mentally.  Provides firearm safety in a controlled, professional environment.  Offers a friendly, social environment. 

Handicap Total Emg T Thomas L Pettigrew A Gluyas

97.4 100.7 99.7

Number Two Competition Results: Leeston #2 R Tubb B K Madden C E Tubb D Handicap Total Emg J Sunckell

92.3 91.2 91.3 18 292.8 87

Southbridge Leeston

583.29 565.16

Number Two Competition Results:

Southbridge #1 N Greenwood B G Allan A B Hussey B G Steans B

Anyone interested in giving target shooting a go are invited to one of the club nights, where all the gear required is available to use. Target shooting is a sport that:  People 12 years onwards can participate, socially, competitively or both.

Results from Ellesmere Competitions. Top Team Competition: Dunsandel 294.16 Southbridge 292.11 Leeston 287.4

Club contacts are: Dunsandel: Bruce Sheat 03) 325 4187 Leeston: B Tubb 03) 324 3766 Southbridge G Allan 03) 324 2022

198.7 192.7 195.6 11 596.20 183.1 182.1

Leeston #2 R Tubb B K Madden C E Tubb D Handicap Total Emg J Sunckell

97.1 94.2 92.3 17 300.6





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Ellesmere golf Yellow T Stableford 1st June 2013 Senior Men: 1st: Roo Beldham, 45 pts, 2nd: Callum Doak, 44, 3rd: Ray Anderson, 42, 4th: Max Ferris, 40 ocb, 5th: Bill Joyce, 40ocb. Junior Men: 1st: Ken Hearn, 48 pts, 2nd: Murray Hall, 46, 3rd:P Richard Boyce, 43, 4th: Jock Houston, 42, 5th: Allan Johnston, 42. Women: 1st: Jane Pangborn, Nett 72, 2nd: Jeanette Allen, Nett73, 3rd: Barbara Joyce, Nett74. Two’s: #2: Ken Hearn, Max Ferris, #14: Jane Pangborn, Craig Bain. Nearest the Pin: # Murray Doak, #14: Bruce Allan. Watering Tournament. 22nd May 2013

Senior Men (Stableford): 1st: Ken Hearn, 40 pts, 2nd: Peter Burnett, 38 ocb, 3rd: Brian Everest, 38 ocb, 4th: Rob Nicols, 38, 5th: M Beaudoin, 37, 6th: Peter Millar, 36, 7th: Murray White, 35. Junior Men: 1st: Bruce Allan, 37 pts, 2nd: Roger Boon, 36 ocb, 3rd: Bob Neil, 36, 4th: Howard Lemon, 35, 5th: Dave Morrish, 34 ocb, 6th: Brian Minchester, 34 ocb, 7th: Dave Tilson, 34. Women: 1st: Jane Pangborn, 33 pts, 2nd:

Sandra Chamberlain, 31. Two’s: #2: Bruce McMillan, #9: Roger Boon, #11: Dave Morrish, #14: Jane Pangborn. Nearest the Pin: #2: Bruce McMillan, #9: Nigel Chamberlain, #11: Denis Fitzgerald, #14, Howard Lemon. Blue Tee Stroke. 25th May 2013. Senior Men: 1st: Josh Baylis, Net 68, 2nd: Alex McGougan, 71 ocb, 3rd: Craig Bain, 71, 4th: Bruce Bampton, 72, 5th: Roo Beldham, 73. Junior Men: 1st: Ken Hearn, Net 67, 2nd: Kevin Connell, 73 ocb, 3rd: Jock Houston, 73 ocb, 4th: Richard Boyce, 73, 5th: Roger Boon, 74 ocb. Women: 1st: Sue Walker, Net 77, 2nd: Robyn Reese, 78, 3rd: Betty Oborne, 80 ocb. Two’s: #2: James Barclay, Chris Fox, #9: Callum Doak, #14 Geoff Groves, Jeanette Allen. Nearest the Pin: #2: Santos Cervantes, #9: Callum Doak.

THREATS AND PROMISES Another parliamentary election will be held in 2014. Next year, and it seems only very recently that we had the last election. The frequency of elections really raises the question about whether a government’s policies can be tested properly during any term of government. In the first year of a term a government has to introduce its policies and get the necessary legislation and systems in place. In many instances it takes time to know whether their innovations will work for the good of the country. With the election looming opposition parties are starting to make the inevitable promises to alter the systems which do not equate with their voters’ ideologies. Should Labour be voted into government at

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instances it may be appropriate to set up a trust and transfer property to the trust, or if purchasing a new property buy it under a Trust. Having said that legal and accounting advice should be obtained from competent practitioners as the creation of a trust is not always a realistic option. Trusts must be administered in accordance with legal requirements as the judiciary is not frightened to find a trust a sham. Do not just listen to the politicians and their threats and promises. Review your assets and discuss with your professional advisers your best options for the future. This article has been prepared by Bessie Paterson, a Partner with Ronald Angland & Son, Solicitors, who may be contacted on Tel: 03 349-4708 or e-mail

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the next election and enter into a coalition with the Greens it is highly likely that a capital gains tax will be introduced. The National government has indicated that it has no intention to introduce a capital gains tax on property. If residential owner-occupied properties are exempt from a capital gains tax under the Labour/ Greens proposal it would mean that few residential property sales would be subject to the tax. People currently dealing in property and investors who buy and sell quickly now are subject to tax on the gains from the sales. It is therefore a very appropriate time to undertake a review of our assets to ensure, as far as it is possible, to do so that they will not be the subject of a capital gains tax. In some

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Thursday 20th June, 2013


Southbridge School Board of Trustees Election 2013 Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results Parent Representative Votes:

HAVE YOU REVIEWED YOUR INSURANCE LATELY? Jo Andrew will be in the PGG Wrightson Leeston Store every Wednesday morning Call in and see her or call on 03 343 6781 to make an appointment For all your insurance needs

Barnett Carey Behan Toby Holmes Nathan Hussey Bevan Trethewey Jason Wellby Nikki

75 46 71 23 46 69

Invalid votes 0 I hereby declare the following duly elected: Barnett Carey Behan Toby Holmes Nathan Trethewey Jason Wellby Nikki Staff Representative: There being no other candidates, I hereby declare


1125 LEESTON RD. AT THE OLD MILL. IRWELL VILLAGE. LOADS OF GENERAL HOUSEHOLD GOODS MUST GO, INCL. WHITEWEAR. FRIDAY 21ST JUNE AND SATURDAY 22NG JUNE. 8AM ONWARDS. 2 Flannery Str. Leeston Sunday 23rd June 9.30am to 2pm House lot. All must go. Assorted kitchen wares. 2 chest freezers. Fridge. Some antique and collectables. Furniture. Tools and garden equipment. PUBLIC NOTICES

Julie Baker duly elected. Alison Lumsden Returning Officer

DAY CLUB Meets on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 10am at the community room beside the Library.



Reading glasses lost somewhere between Southbridge & Lincoln. In a black glass case. Ph 324 2720 or 027 530 2472

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) Focus Day is to held: Thursday 11th July 2013, 1.30pm - 3.30pm AT THE LINCOLN EVENTS CENTRE (left at Famous Grouse Hotel, Robert St). Followed by afternoon tea sponsored by Dairy nz. Topics: Emerging Research: From LU Research Dairy Farm and Dairy NZ.  Supplements and grazing residuals  P21 Farmlet research  Alternative forages including grazing Lucerne And LUDF Profit Analysis annual review comparing with other leading farms. Notice: SIDE 2013 will be held at Lincoln University on 24,25,and 26 June2013. Visit for further information.


ALTERATIONS, clothing repairs, trousers, hems etc. Little Boutique, Leeston. Ph. Christine 027 228 7641. DISC brakes - we can machine your discs on or off the car. Also 4WDs. Jacks Service Service C e n t r e (2011) Ltd, ph. 3243-903. ECONO-HEAT 400w electric panel heater. The original

low cost energy-saver heater. Aval. At Leeston Hammer Hardware

ELLESMERE College navy skirts made-to-measure, at Little Boutique, ph. Christine 027 228 7641. ELLESMERE College 2 Yr 7 girls blue summer skirts 55cm-$40 each. 2 girls size 10 winter shirts-$15 each. Ph. 3244-456 or 027 844 2484 ELLESMERE College uniforms available at Little Boutique, ph. Christine 027 228 7641. POWER MAX heavy duty generator with electric starter. 3,500w & 2,500w. Aval. at Leeston Hammer Hardware. SKORTS made to measure at Little Boutique, High St, Leeston. Ph. Christine 027 228 7641.

LEESTON CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION 2013 Declaration of Parent Election Results I hereby declare the following duly elected: Christine Dreaver Richard Lemon Troy McGillicuddy Jason McKenzie Lynette Webber

TYRES - For all your complete tyre needs, see us at Baylis Bros. Firestone (Lsn). WONDERFILLED Cakes dreamed up just for you. Kathryn Sutherland 0274 516 550, ph. 3243-497.


Declaration of Staff Election Results I hereby declare Olivia Brown duly elected


Anthea Barton Returning Officer

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Wednesday 5th June, 2013



RAKAIA HUTS CAMPGROUND MANAGEMENT CONTRACT Registrations of interest are invited for the management of the Rakaia Huts Campground, Pacific Drive, Rakaia Huts. This will be a contracted position for a minimum period of two (2) years. The commencement date is flexible and will be agreed with the successful applicant. We are looking for a contractor with energy and drive who enjoys meeting people and is focused on exceptional customer service and has the ability to foster good relationships with all campers and the local community. If you are the right applicant for this position please register your interest in writing before 4.00 pm on Monday, 24 June 2013. Registrations shall be received in the following manner to arrive in time: Delivered: Tender Box, Selwyn District Council, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston Posted: Facilities Officer Assets, Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643 E-mailed: campground.tender@selw Applications should be marked “Confidential – Registration of Interest – Rakaia Huts Campground Manager”. You should provide a brief outline of relevant experience and previous work history. Any uploaded documents should be in PDF format or word document. References or CV’s are not required at this time. Phone 03 347 2800 Fax 03 347 2799 Website:



Experienced calf rearer req. in the Dunsandel area. Ph. 325 4120



CALF REARER required for 600 cow farm near Leeston/Southbridge. Good facilities. Hrly rate paid. Ph. Rodney 324 2056


CALF REARER REQUIRED For an 800 cow farm operation. Handy to Southbridge township. Ph. Tarn 324 2599 or 027 255 4128

Librarian Leeston School Starting 29/7/2013. Approximately 5 hours pw by negotiation, during term time. Computer literacy, and library experience preferable. Possibility of some additional teacher aide hours. Applicants to send their CV and details of three referees to: Lynda Taylor - Principal Leeston Consolidated School 19 Selwyn Street. Leeston. Email. Applications close 4pm Friday 5th July. Lynda Taylor Principal

$40 per day

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Waterblaster, Steam cleaner, carpet-cleaner.

Baylis Bros (Lsn) Ltd, ph. 3243-629. 6 -7 BERTH CAMPERVAN

Avail. for hire while you are getting EQ repairs done. Delv. to you at no charge (within Leeston area) For enquiries & bookings. Ph. Rebecca 03) 324 3339 or 027 428 1032

Oregon and Macrocapa Log-burner Mix Old Man Pine Blue Gum Phone 329 7066 or 027 224 3301

Can deliver 9 cu.m at one time


CLEANER available, reasonable rates. Weekly or fortnightly. Very particular. Ph. 027 844 2484.


“I’LL DO THE HOUSEWORK” Phone Joanne 0274208134 References are available


WANTED: Position available for occasional housework in Southbridge area, on a flexible when required basis. Ph. 325 7515 WANTED: Position available for occasional gardening in the Southbridge area. On a flexible when required basis. Ph 325 7515 WANTED A person to deliver The Ellesmere Echo in the Southbridge township. Ph. Kath 741 2206

DRY, SPLIT old man pine 6 cu.m. $395 Bluegum/old man pine 50/50 mix. $495. Delivered. Phone 022 64 767 83

Standing grass for sheep grazing. Autumn sown lush stand. Near Rakaia Huts. 11ha. Water available. Good perimeter electric fence. Will need some temporary fencing by stock owner, we could move daily breaks etc if required. Call Ben 027 488 4946


Fully furnished short term rental through until November 1st. Sleeps up to 10 people with bunk rooms. Recently built. Rural location near Rakaia huts. 3 bedroom. One bathroom. Ideally suited to family or group. Plenty of off street parking but no garage. Available immediately. $395/wk. Call Ben 027 488 4946




Harts Road, Lakeside RD3, Leeston No Job too Big, no Job too Small, no Job too Tough. Call us today for a FREE quote, suggestions and assistance on any job. From Land Clearing, Stump/Hedge Removal, Drainage, to a Stock Underpass and more!

Office: 03 324 3744 Greg: 0276 752 658

Thursday 20th June, 2013






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TREE TOO BIG, NOT ENOUGH LIGHT, OR JUST UNTIDY? Contact BRANDON 021 061 5397 or (03) 317 9587 QUALIFIED ARBORIST Hazardous Trees Form Pruning Crown Reductions Trimming Tree Removal Branch Chipping Stump Grinding


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PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE. I have 10 years experience providing EAP support, 25 years as a Human Resources practitioner and I am a qualified Career Counsellor. Ph. Jenni Gibson 324 8332 or 021 723 089

& Design Ltd

ELECTRICIAN Matt Mitchell  Domestic  Commercial  New Builds  Refurbishments  Heat Pump Installations

Master Joiner - EQC accredited

68 Watsons Road R.D. 2, Leeston




MONTHLY PAPERCRAFTERS DAY Scrapbooking, Cards & Stamping. Learn to create & Share. Beginners Welcome! Last Sunday of Month. 10 - 4. Leeston $5 RSVP Lisa Ph. 324 4495



Phone 3254-664 021 500 519


Ph. Sandro Dyer Ph 03 3242 517 / 027 3654

(03) 3291 677 - 021 0267 8732 68 Watsons Road, RD 2, Leeston



.Residential & Commercial Joinery. .Kitchen design & build. .Timber double glazed windows/doors. .Stairs. .Bathroom/wardrobe solutions.

Residential & Lifestyle Blocks 1.8 ton digger, only 1080mm wide 6-metre pruning saw Hedge trimming Small tree topping Root Knife & Digging Buckets

Need help? Phone Nick Coe




June - July rose pruning. Ph. Sarah 329 1838

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The Ellesmere Echo Ph. 741 2206 Fax. 7412207 Email.


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Wednesday 5th June, 2013





KTM Home Improvements Home Alterations Renovations Kitchens Bathrooms Decks Sheds

90 High Street Leeston

3243-659 Qualified Tradesman

High Street Hair

Phone Keith: 027 274 9359 or (03) 325-4452



BUILDER BEN FEARNLEY 027 308 7211 A/H 324-3339

73 High St Leeston Phone 3243-177

Qualified L’Oreal Couleur Professional Salon Open Tuesday to Saturday Late Nights Tues & Thurs



All Steel & Aluminium Fabrication General Engineering / Welding Repairs Fully Mobile 24 Hrs 7 Days Free Quotes …. Call NOW!

Troy Prendergast (03) 3244-153;

new homes  renovations  alterations kitchens & bathrooms decks & landscape construction ALUMINIUM JOINERY / WINDOW REPAIRS

Selwyn Glass Aluminium Joinery (Elite) for New Windows & Doors •Broken window repairs (aluminium and wood) •Cat doors •Bumpy sliding doors (replace rollers) •Re-puttying windows •Draughty windows •Fly screens (re-meshing) •Insurance claims Ed Johanson, 171 High Street, Southbridge Phone: Bus. / After Hours 3242-930,


Need spouting or downpipes replaced? Call

PLUMBING SPECIALIST Chris Dickson Plumbing Ltd New Housing Alterations & Maintenance

For professional service, peace of mind and a great deal!

Phone 0800 50 1993 for a free quote. TRACTOR SPARES

Tractor parts & service on-site or in workshop.



Ph/Fax 347-9656 or 027-432-4591

Registered Master Plumber Servicing Town & Country CHIMNEY SWEEP


Contact Streamline Spouting Systems for all your spouting and rainwater collection needs, we do continuous colour steel spouting with snow straps and downpipes. We also undertake gutter-cleaning and repairs to other types of gutters.

Call us for free quotes on 021 875 462

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Wednesday 5th June, 2013





For all Private & Commercial Work Bake Oven Spraypainting — Approved Insurance Collision Repairers Chassis Straightening — Windscreen Replacements Free No-Obligation Quotes ~ Loan Car Available Station St, Leeston Phone/fax


ELLESMERE WINDOW CLEANING “If we’re not cleaning your windows, You’re not seeing things clearly!” UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS IN & OUT

CONTACT Grant & Penny Clausen Hm (03) 324-3227 Grant 027 221 5060 Penny 027 895 5943



Interior / Exterior / Roofs Commercial / Residential

Hydraulic Hose Repair

For free, no-obligation quotes or advice call John on 022 092 2619 or 03 325 5022


IMPACT Painting & Decorating


Fully-qualified tradesmen specialising in Commercial and Residential Properties Interior and Exterior Roofs Free quotes

Michael McAulay

(03) 3243-258; 0272 448 052


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Plasterboard Stopping Interior Plastering New Housing & Alterations Additions & Repairs Skim Coating of Old Stippled Ceilings to Flat Residential & Commercial Friendly & Reliable Service

Ellesmere Appliance Service Ltd

Bruce Barnett 027 577 8007

PAUL HENDERSON Painter / Plasterer Free Quotes Ph. 3254-335; 021-070-0664


Home of the Royal Flush Phone

021 454 864 R.D. 2, Leeston

Plumbing Gasfitting Drainlaying Blocked Drains Log Fires Wetbacks

A. & S. MOTORS Ltd 3242-515

Phone/fax 3243-608 or 027 62 44 602

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For all appliance repairs contact Jim Roxburgh



JLB Painters Ltd

Panelbeating/Spraypainting For all makes and models


• Residential & Rural Drainage • Excavation & Driveways • Effluent Disposal System Design

162 Drain Road, R.D. 3 Leeston 7683


ELLESMERE BINS To your door weekly, fortnightly or monthly or casuals. Trailer hire & emptied. For honest, reliable service… phone Mark Luxton

3242-720 cell

Mob. 027 432 5106, AH 3242-543

0275 30 24 72


Wednesday 5th June, 2013


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