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Inside this issue: Change of Location for 2 Hororata Parish Spring Fair Dancing Success


South Malvern Netball History


Darfield Farmers Market


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ISSUE 618 Friday 4th October 2013

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Local artist Vicky Peacock has recently returned from the first ever World Art Games, which was nZeaola Available In 7 held in Croatia over four cities Darfield (Ludbreg, Vukavar, Umag and Feline Aids - Is Your Cat 7 Zagreb). Held in late June, early at Risk July, forty eight countries were Spring Serenade 8 present including six members Busy, Busy Month for 9 attending from the thirteen Darfield Pre-school strong, New Zealand team. Letters To The Editors 10 “It was an opportunity to Gardening Giveaway 11 collaborate with other artists from From Darfield Garden Club 12 around the world and attend many workshops, lectures and Extreme Enduro 12 performances,” enthused Vicky. Sports 14 “There were many art forms Diary 14 repr esen ted b y those in Public Notices 14-16 attendance, including painting, Classifieds 16-19 printing, sculpture, music, Trades 19-20 jewellery, installations etc.” “My husband and two year old Email Column 20 daughter attended with me - an amazing experience for us all,” she said. “No one else was crazy enough to take a toddler along though, as sometimes we would CIRCULATION: 5000+ - Area be on bus excursions for up to six SH I West, between the hours,” Vicky smiled! rivers. Croatia is a country that very The information and opinions published are not much celebrates and recognises necessarily those of the Malvern News proprietors. Malvern News is distributed to 5000 homes and businesses in the Malvern area. Next edition will be distributed Friday 11th October 2013 Deadline - 1pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

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the importance of the arts. The paintings Vicky exhibited were contemporary landscapes entitled 'Remarkable Winter' and 'Golden Summer' and both were painted on canvas with acrylics. “This was certainly an experience which has l ed to m any opportunities, for which I am extr emely grateful. I am determined to make the most of these new opportunities that have come my way,” Vicky added. “I now have many commissions to complete before Christmas, (some of which will be sent world wide) as well as several exhibitions to prepare for,” Vicky said. Vicky is also in the midst of setting up her own gallery and studio in Springfield and hopes this will be open to the public in the next few months. The gallery plans to display a range of her own work and prints, along with jewellery, gifts, distressed furniture and work by various local artists.

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Vicky Peacock at the World Art Games in Croatia

Artist Vicky Peacock with her exhibits in the World Art Games

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The Hororata Parish Spring Fair, held annually on Labour Day, has provided a family fun day out for over eighteen years. Traditionally run from the grounds of the St John’s Stone Church, this year’s event will be held at the Hororata Domain. “ Th e f ai r h as g r o w n considerably over the past six years with more stall holders wanting to attend and people from not only Hororata, but also th e w i d er S elw yn an d surrounding districts, enjoying the event. We have simply out grown the St John’s Church grounds,” explained Fair Committee Chair Lucy Cookson. Cookson “With this growth we need more space for the Fair activities, plus better, safer parking and to get away from the busy intersection of Downs and Hororata Roads. It is a little bit sad not to be holding the fair in the shadow of the Stone Church but the opportunities that the Hororata Domain offers the event are very exciting.” While the Spring Fair will be at a new venue, the 2013 event will feature many old favourites including the White Elephant, second hand books, heaps of family entertainment, food and the Country Auction. Creative Kids will be back again with new categories for school children to display their creativity including sandsaucers, 3D model making, textiles, art

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Fair committee chair, Lucy Cookson marks out the new site plan at the Hororata Domain for the forthcoming Spring Fair. and bake a cake. This competition has become very popular and is a great way to involve the community’s children in the event. The Young Enterprise area, which was introduced last year will return. The programme gives five young entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their bright ideas to the community and make some money for themselves at the Hororata Parish Spring Fair. Primary aged children can have a stall site for a small charge of $10. They are also encouraged to enter a competition to raise funds for a local charity of their choice. “Last year the Spring Fair


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experienced anything but spring weather with rain, hail and snow. Then it poured, when we held the Twilight Fair; so we are hoping that the 2013 event has better weather luck and the sun shines! However being at the Domain gives us more wet weather options, so the event will go ahead regardless,” said Lucy.

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Local dance school, The Ballet Academy, is extremely proud to be part of the wonderful news just received by one of their pupils. Ballet Academy student, L aura W alker has been accepted into not one, but two full-time Dance Schools in Sydney, Australia. “ Th i s i s a f an t a s ti c achievement,” said Dance Acad emy own er, M el issa Jarman. Jarman “Laura has been a student of mine for over thirteen years. Laura has chosen to attend Ettingshausens, which is based thirty minutes out of Sydney. I am so proud of her as it is her dream to become a dancer and now she is another step closer to realising that dream,” said Melissa. Pupils from the Ballet Academy have recently received their results from the American Jazz Dance Affiliation Exams. All students recei ved either Honours or Honours with Distinction, which is 80% and above. “The students were praised for the hard work and dedication to

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years of experience working at the very top of their field.” Melissa has now opened up classes to accept four and five year olds and is looking forward to inspiring the next generation of dancers.

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South Malvern Netball began in 1964 at Whitecliffs as far as the present Club knows, the players were mostly young mothers with the junior teams beginning a few years later. There are currently five teams who enjoyed a successful season this year. The Club are trying to find out more information about the history and also seeking names and contact details of former players, coaches and umpires who have been involved in the past, so they can be invited to the jubilee celebrations, which are planned for February next year. Also of interest and greatly appreciated, would be any old record books and team photos. Please contact: Glenda Albon 021 242 9636 E: or Penny Rhind 021 029 3825 E: or E:

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As the weather warms and the days lengthen, the range of produce and products increases at the Darfield Farmers Market. Last week, Heather Valpy brought along her large range of exquisite candles, which are perfect for gifts; while her son, Roman, offered pony rides for the children. There were also cut flowers and a range of quality pictures and calendars from Heather Walker. As usual, during the school holidays, tomorrow and next week youngsters are invited to join the market and sell

any home made products. For kids having a holiday clear out of the toy cupboard, they can bring it along to the Car Boot Sale on October 12th. With the clock change of Daylight savings, the Markets' summer hours are now 9am -12.30pm. Darfield Farmers Market offers all home gardeners the opportunity to sell their produce at the community table. Simply bring along produce at 9am and set the price, then collect any unsold produce and takings at the end of the Market.

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The Selwyn Aquatic Centre r eo p en ed l as t Fr i d a y, September 27th. Th e Cen tr e h ad b een temporarily closed to the public following an outbreak of cryptosporidium, a bug which causes severe stomach cramps and diarrhoea. Test results from water drawn from the pools after they were cleaned and refilled with fresh water in dicated th at cryptosporidium was no longer present at the Centre. Pool users are reminded that it is extremely important not to swim, or bring children to the Aquatic Centre if they have experienced diarrhoea and to stay out of the Centre for at least two weeks after their symptoms are finished. Parents who have children enrolled in swim school lessons will receive credits for missed lessons which can be used in term four. People who have purchased pool memberships will also have their membership period extended by the Centre to make up for the closure period. Aquatic Facilities Manager Kathy Moore said, “it’s just wonderful to be open again and we welcome all our users back.” Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey has commended the Selwyn District Council and Aquatic Centre staff for the proactive role they played to ensure the facility is as safe as it can be. “The pool is never the source of outbreaks - the source is infected people who use the pool. People who use the pool must ensure that they do not swim two weeks after having diarrhoea. If they do, they are putting their community at risk,” Dr Humphrey concluded.

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Six students, aged from 7 to 9 years, and members of the Small Strokes Synchro Club (part of Small Strokes Swim School) delighted onlookers when they pr esented a synchronised swimming display last Sunday, September 22nd. The School’s coaches, Joan Billing and AnneAnne-Maree Ward were extremely proud of the students’ performance, and the effort they have put into practices over the last month. Skilled routines by solo swimmers Chantelle Padget (a top South Island Junior synchronised swimmer), and Back (L to R): Anne-Maree Ward (assistant coach), Paula Savage, and Joan Billing (coach). Tia Betteridge were well Front (L to R): Jenna Fearnley, Hayley Small, Alessandra Ward, received as was the display by Lauren Small, Samantha Asher, Tia Betteridge, du o L au r en S m al l an d and Chantelle Padget. Alessandra Ward, plus the Club’s team (Samantha Samantha Asher, Jenna Fearnley, Hayley Small, Lauren Small, Tia Betteridge and Alessandra Ward). Synchronised swimming is a particularly difficult skill based s w i m m i n g r o u ti n e an d participants need to be flexible with a musical background and a good team spirit. It goes Easy to see the skill required and the spectator appeal in this without saying they also need to synchronised swimming routine. be strong swimmers! Strength is also a hugely valuable feature, as is body awareness and diligence. Clark Land Surveyors Ltd

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Local company New Zealand Vegetable Oil Limited (NZVO) based in Jones Road Rolleston has been producing their wholly New Zealand grown and processed cold pressed rapeseed oil under the brand ‘nZeaola’ (the n is silent) for the past four years. Unlike most other oils nZeaola™ is pressed weekly throughout the year and this ensures maximum freshness. nZeaola™ is obtained from the seed Brassica Napus and if stored under the correct conditions it keeps particularly well. nZeaola™ had an extremely successful stand at the recent Food Show in Christchurch. Karen Brooks of NZVO commented that, “devotees of television cooking programmes such as ‘Nigella’s Kitchen’ with Nigella Lawson and ‘Escape to River Cottage’ with Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall are delighted to find that they can obtain Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil here in New Zealand. In addition we have a lot of participants who, after attending Akaroa’s Cooking School, love and use the product on their courses and want to obtain a supply. Al Brown is also a great advocate here in New Zealand with nZeaola™ appearing in his latest book, ‘Get Fresh with Al Brown’.” Al commented, “...I like its relatively neutral flavour in cooking. It has some great qualities, with the lowest saturated fat of all vegetable oils, half the amount that olive oil has. It also has omega 3 and vitamin E, which does its thing as a powerful antioxidant.” nZeaola is produced from specially selected

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GE free, culinary Oilseed rape stock seed, and grown on in the South Island under the NZVO’s own cropping programme from mid Canterbury to Southland. The crop is part of a sustainable, low input farming system grown in rotation with other food crops and is an ideal break crop for cropping farmers. Planted in autumn, it is one of the first crops to be harvested in January. The seed is cold pressed once, the temperature in processing does not exceed 40°C hence it is technically an ‘extra virgin oil’ (this is strictly speaking an olive oil term) and by doing so it retains all the naturally occurring nutrients. Unlike imported oils there is no solvent extraction, deodorisation, bleaching or added preservatives. New Zealand Vegetable Oil Limited was founded by Robin and Karen Brooks who registered concern at how bulk oil was being produced internationally and the poor quality of imported oils found on the New Zealand market. Internationally there is concern with the carryover of the solvent used for bulk oil extraction into oil the oil itself and also the by-products of bleaching and deodorisation. Today Robin and Karen’s passion is the production of a truly healthy and versatile New Zealand Oil product. Oil is supplied to customers, which include supermarkets, the hospitality industry, food manufacturers and Bakeries , throughout New Zealand in a variety of pack sizes from 500 ml to 1,000 Litre IBC’s (Intermediate Bulk Container).

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Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a virus that affects cats worldwide. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of FIV infections in the world. Two factors contribute to this; New Zealand has a high cat population and the great majority of cats reside outdoors, or have outdoor access. Here in Darfield we have been seeing and diagnosing an increasing number of cats infected with FIV. FIV can attack the immune system of cats, much like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can attack the immune system of human beings. FIV is transmitted primarily through bites. The virus can cause an AIDS - like syndrome, but FIV itself is not typically fatal for cats, as they can live relatively healthily as carriers and transmitters of the disease for many years. In the initial stage of the disease you may notice mild symptoms such as lethargy, anorexia, high temperature, and enlarged lymph nodes. This initial stage is fairly short and is followed by the asymptomatic stage. This is when the cat demonstrates no noticeable symptoms for a variable length of time. Some cats stay in this stage for only a few months, but for most cats it lasts for years. Finally, the cat progresses into the final stage known as the feline acquired immune deficiency syndrome (Feline AIDS) stage where the cat is extremely susceptible to secondary diseases which inevitably are the cause of death. Sadly, there is no treatment or cure for an FIV infected cat. The good news is we can test for FIV and there is a vaccine available that can aid in the prevention of infection by FIV to protect your feline friend. To find out more about FIV and feline aids, come along to our informative evening about FIV/ feline AIDS on Wednesday, October 16th (see advertisement in this issue), or come and see us at the clinic!

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Rachel Balchin, DHS Head of Music (left), looks on as the DHS Jazz band performs at the recent Southern Jam competition in Blenheim - the band wowed the audience at the Spring Serenade last Friday. An appreciative audience, over eighty strong, called for an encore from the Darfield High School Jazz Band when they performed in the Spring serenade at Trinity Church, Darfield, last Friday. The wet weather didn't dampen the attendees enthusiasm as they settled in and enjoyed the eclectic mix of artists. The annual concert, sponsored by the Malvern Community Arts Council, and supported by a gran t from Cr ea ti ve Communities NZ, featured local vocalist Dudley Fairbrass, who ably captured the sound and styling of two 1970’s ballads: Jim Croce’s, ‘I’ve Got a Name’ and Neil Young’s, ‘Heart of Gold’ (including the harmonica interludes) and Saba Charles, Charles a promising young talent, who played an impressionistic ‘ A r ab esqu e’ b y Fr en ch composer Claude Debussy. Debussy Both are recent winners of MCAC scholarships. Congratulations to David and Shirlee Sadler, Sadler who encouraged four School of Music students f ro m th e Uni ver si ty o f Canterbury to share their talents with the Malvern audience in the central portion of the concert.


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Hilary Hayes played four short works for violin, bringing forth a sweet, singing tone from her instrument, even though she was battling a debilitating cold. David O’Beirne, O’Beirne tenor, exhibited not only his acting talent, but also his ability to sing as well, with a rendition of two opera arias and two Broadway musical stand ards. D avid Sad ler provided sensiti ve piano accompaniment for both the violinist and singer. The musical teamwork of

brothers Jeremy and Stephen Watson was evident in their e n er g e t i c p i an o d u e t performance of two well-known Hungarian Dances by Brahms. Brahms Finishing up the programme, the DHS Jazz Band played up to the Bronze level standard they recently achieved at the CPIT Jazzfest and Southern Jam (Blenheim) competitions. “A most musically satisfying way to spend a soggy Friday night in Darfield,” commented Philip Baldwin, Baldwin who sent in this piece.

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Sean Milliken as a scary pirate The last three weeks have been a hive of activity at the new Preschool on Cardale Street, Darfield and completion is very, very close. Early Saturday morning the fort was removed from the current Telegraph Road playground and relocated to its new home, at the new Centre, for its new purpose. It will become the carpentry area. Great for rainy days as children will be able to saw, hammer and drill under shelter of the roof. A huge thank you to Chris Thwaites and Lionel Whitwell who moved the fort, and to Westacre Farms for the use of their tractor. The children were very surprised on Monday to see the fort gone and this created a lot of discussion about moving. The transition has begun. Darfield Preschool and Nursery say a huge thanks to Frews for their help on the ‘BNZ closed for good’ day, Fulton Hogan for their help with the playground, PGG Wrightson for assistance with fencing, Nigel Clatworthy for organising

the sunshade and the swings, Hamish Wright for giving up every Friday to help out, and Bray Street Engineering, Every year a lovely and very generous lady in the district donates native trees for the Preschool four year olds to take home and plant. The children love picking their plant, and often the colour of the pot is the deciding factor! It’s a great way to teach the children about native plants, kindness and generosity as well as a perpetual growing reminder of their preschool days. Darfield Preschool and Nursery sincerely thank their benefactor. It has also been a very busy month for those not directly involved in constructing the new Centre, with dressing up for Daffodil Day, Pirate Day and Dress-up week. Children have visited Darfield Primary School, and thanks to Mrs Cornish they have all had wonderful school experiences as well as a chance to chat with ’old’ friends who are now new school pupils.

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do let these small children go ahead of them, but not with as big a gap as this woman did. I find the possible scenarios very scary. I wonder how to educate young parents, or in fact anyone walking the street with children, about keeping them safe and seen!

Linda Ellwood Rolleston The Editors, Firstly I would like to thank Rural Women for sponsoring the candidates meeting at Darfield on Monday night. It gave me a platform to make public the issues of the new Medical Centre. The opening of the Centre has been delayed due to two major items, the carpark, its access way and the noise insulation between the consulting rooms. After speaking with the doctor I promised him that I would solve the problem and would communicate with the Council. Within twelve hours I was contacted by Council and we agreed on a process that has a positive outlook to solve the problem. The biggest question arising from this issue is, why it was not solved by our elected representatives?

Bill Woods Springfield



To the Editors: Recently I was looking out the window of my kitchen and saw a worrying sight. A young woman was wandering along the footpath carrying a supermarket bag, she passed our house and was halfway past the next house, when a little kiddie (seemingly on his own) came zooming along on a small, low, tricycle. He was so low, he would easily have been run over had anyone backed out of their driveway! This is a real concern as I know myself, when backing out slowly, that it would be impossible to see this little person! This is a busy street with many subdivisions close by and lots of traffic, trucks etc. The street is already a concern for people having to cross to the footpath, as there is only one side of the road with a pavement in this area. It is already very difficult to back out onto the road, having to watch for vehicles flying around the corner and to avoid them hitting you. To get onto the street, without also trying to see such a small child, below your field of vision, would be an impossibility. The woman should have been with this very small child not so far ahead and particularly with her back to the youngster! I see many young parents walking, mostly taking children to school, and some of them d o h a ve s m al l o n es accompanying them. Others

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Teaching childr en abou t gardening not only gives them confidence and skills for life, it’s also fun and encourages them to eat the veges they have grown themselves - a real bonus for parents! King’s Seeds new ranges of Children’s Easy Peasy Seed Selections are specially designed to inspire youngsters to get gardening. The Children's Easy Peasy Vegetables selection contains easy to grow veges they will happily eat at the dinner table; Littlies will also love the Children’s Easy Peasy Annuals flower selection and will wait with bated breath for these beauties to bloom. “We think gardening is a great bonding activity for families to take some time out together,” said Barbara Martin, Director of Kings Seeds. “We designed

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these selections with this in mind - to help parents teach their children about gardening and let them see how, with just a little love and care, a tiny seed will amazingly transform into a thriving plant such as a beautiful flower or vegetable they can eat.” With family gardening, everyone gets some sunshine, fresh air, exercise and they work up an appetite! Involve children in preparing the garden beds so they learn along the way. Give them their own spade and get them digging, talk them through why the soil needs preparation (to help the plants get all the

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nutrients they need to grow) and why some seeds are sown in different places. Teach them about what different plants need – (such as beans that need a support structure so they can climb) and the benefits of others (such as Marigold flowers helping keep garden pests away). Visit for further information and tips.

Phone: 03 318 7342 Fax: 03 318 7347 Mobile: 0274 383 572

Beet crops we have planted have won Supreme awards at Malvern & Courtenay A&P, Mayfield A&P, Ellesmere A&P Winter Feed Competitions. We use a 12 row Accord Planter, set at 50cm rows, with a GPS steered tractor. Please book in now, to ensure we can fit your paddock in.

Malvern News readers have the chance to win one of two King Seeds Children’s Easy Peasy Gardening packs valued at over $30; these include the Children’s Easy Peasy Seed selection range. To be in to win, just email: with King Seeds Children’s Easy Peasy Gardening Pack in the subject line. Giveaway entries must be received by midday, October 7th 2013. Each prize pack contains: • 1 x Children's Easy Peasy Vegetables Seed Selection: A selection of five Easy to Grow vegetables that will appeal to children: Bean Purple Tee Pee, Carrot Mini Sweet, Lettuce Tom Thumb, Radish Easter Egg, Tomato Gold Nugget. • 1 x Children's Easy Peasy Annuals Seed Selection: A selection of five Easy To Grow annual flower varieties: Antirrhinum Lemon Sherbert, Cornflower Tom Thumb Mixed, Marigold Starfire Mixed, Poppy California Jelly Beans, Stock Spring Sparkle.

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The Spring Show is always a favourite with Club members and even the recent storms did not prevent a good display. Our Ju d ge an d s pe ak er An n Bennington from Lawrence was generous with her praise of the excellent standard of exhibits in the hall. Daffodils were, as always, the star of the show and we had on display everything from Trumpets to Multi Headed varieties. Trilliums and Fritillarias were popular too this year, both striking species, in som e wonderful shades. Blossoms stood out on the tables in all their showy finery. After judging, awards were

presented to: Kathy MuscroftMuscroft-Taylor, Taylor Premier daffodil and Cut flowers Jackie Hill, Hill Premier bloom and Novice decorative Jan Clauson, Clauson Open Decorative. Ann spoke to us of her passion for miniature plants and indeed had some stunning photographs to show us of her garden down in L a wr e n c e . O n e o f t h e ph o to gr a ph s sh o we d her spectacular rockery where of course, little gems seem to thrive. When Ann moved properties she started to move her nursery. Two years taken to relocate her plants is a task in itself. She also told us that she would have to obtain every variety of a certain species

that caught her eye, so she wondered if she should be called a collector rather than a gardener. I would personally need Hagley Park to house my ‘wish list’ of plants; you need great restraint in this gardening game. As always it was a pleasure to welcome friends from other Clubs who joined us for the afternoon and to enjoy the delicious afternoon tea laid on by the committee. Busy times ahead in the garden so do enjoy your labours, it’s not all about hard work. Happy days.

Pat Newmarch

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Last Saturday, September 28th, two local brothers gained successful results in the first round of the 2013 Value Cars Nutbuster Extreme Enduro. Held at Woodstock Heights, over the Waimak Bridge, near Oxford, on technical and challenging terrain, the event attracted over one hundred riders from throughout New Zealand. The course through native forest, rocky bulldozer tracks, logs, creek beds and steep hills consisted of a 28 kilometre loop incorporating rocky creeks, shingle screes, beech forest and manuka tracks. It was an extremely challenging course and really tested the skill and fitness levels of all who entered. The event saw riders push and shove their way

Angus Macdonald winner of the Expert Open Class of the first round of the 2013 Value Cars Nutbuster Extreme Enduro event through bush, logs, bogs, creeks, waterfalls and steep hills in a GNCC (Grand National Cross Country) style format where riders start three at a time on a track nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps. Event organiser the Christchurch Off Road MCC oversaw the following classes: 1: Pro Open (three laps of 30km) 2: Pro Veteran - forty years plus (three laps of 30km) 3: Expert Open (three laps of Hamish Macdonald third 25km) placegetter in the Expert Open 4: Expert Veteran - forty years Class of the first round of the plus (three laps of 25km 2013 Value Cars Nutbuster 5: Clubman - including ladies Extreme Enduro event. (two laps of 20km) Two local West Melton boys Macdonald won the Expert Open, c o m p e t e d a n d g a i n e d while his younger brother Hamish outstanding results; Angus finished third in the same class.

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READ THE MALVERN NEWS ONLINE Championship results, shot at the Hororata range (Combined scores of two cards and are out of 200.20)

Results 29th September 2013 Competition - Jubilee Trophy (Canadian Foursome) Winners: K Beaumont & M Michael 65

A Grade Regan Dalley



B Grade Max Williams John Wilson Mike Oakley

191.6 191.3 191.3

(Hororata) (Hororata) (Hororata )

C Grade Richard Draper 185.4 Brogan Baldwin 184.0

(Hororata) (Hororata)

D Grade Will Benbow Craig Benbow

(Darfield) (Darfield)

182.2 180.2

Runner Up: T Harris & H Mitchell D Froggatt & D Macdonald D MacKay & R Wilson B Souness & D Gibb

65.5 66 66 66.5

CAR BOOT SALE at Darfield Farmers Market. Sat 12th October. 9am 12:30pm. $5 per car. Contact: darfieldfarmers or find us on facebook.

Pairs (Combined scores plus handicap) Will Benbow & Regan Dalley 404.10 Max Williams & Regan Dalley 403.14 Mike Oakley & Regan Dalley 403.11

Many thanks to our sponsors.

Tuesday 15th October, 6 - 7pm Scout Den, Hororata Domain, Hororata Road.

Enquiries: Tracey Glass, Secretary - 318 0064

Women’s Longest Drive: D Macdonald Men’s Longest Drive: A Van den Hondel Closest to Pin: #3 - Darfield Food Centre: J Pearson # 9 - Donated Bottle of Wine: T Harris # 13 - Terrace Winebar: G Maynard # 17 - Chalmers Construction:B Construction: Nahkies Longest Putt: #18 Sponsor by Darfield Tyre Centre: H Shipley


LO OK ING for a personable, but forceful spokesperson living in the Darfield area to act on behalf, regarding a complex issue. Please contact 027 300 4026.


Wed 30th October 2013 - 7:30pm Sheffield Community Hall (Wrights Rd) All Welcome! Enquiries to Pam 318 4114

Applications are being taken for Coaches and Managers for all grades from U7 to Div One for the 2014 Season Applications to: Brent Chamberlain 021-338-538 or (03) 318 8880 or Craig Miller (03) 318 8350

Sunday 13th October 2013 1 - 4:30pm Tickets: $20

Closing Date - Friday 18th October 2013

Online ticketing email:

DATES TO REMEMBER 4th Oct 4th Oct 5th Oct 5th Oct 5th Oct 5th Oct 5th Oct 5th Oct 5/6th Oct 6th Oct 6th Oct 8th Oct 8th Oct 9th Oct 9th Oct 12th Oct 12th Oct 12th Oct 12th Oct 12th Oct 13th Oct 14th Oct 15th Oct 15th Oct 16th Oct 19th Oct 20th Oct 22nd Oct 24th Oct 24th Oct 28th Oct 30th Oct 2nd Nov 8th/10th Nov 23rd Nov

1:00pm 4:00pm 8:30am 9:00am 10:00am 3:30pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 10:00am 2:00pm 10:00am 1:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 9:00am 9:00am 10:00am 6:00pm 7.30pm 1:00pm 10:30am 6:00pm 7:30pm 7:00pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 5:00pm 7:30pm 9:30am 7:30pm

Kiwibank Home Loan Consultant In-store at Darfield Darfield Postshop, South Tce Darfield Seed Cleaning Milne’s Farewell Darfield Rec Centre Young Farmers District Final Practical Leaches Road, Hororata Enterprise/Kids Market Next to CRT, Darfield Combined Guild Annual Sale Glentunnel Comm. Centre Kirwee Rugby Football Club Maori Rep Games Kirwee Rugby Grounds Stage Door After School Theatre Classes Start Kirwee Hall Young Farmers District Final Quiz Coalgate Tavern Alpine Sports Massive Ski Gear Closeout Jaces Ski Hutt, Methven Greendale Pavilion & Hall Open Day Greendale Road Music Jam - Featuring Local Entertainers Coalgate Tavern Darfield Plunket & Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Malvern News Advertising Deadline Darfield Plunket & Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Kirwee Rugby Football Club AGM Kirwee Rugby Clubrooms Enterprise/Kids Market Next to CRT, Darfield Darfield Farmers Market Car Boot Sale Next to CRT, Darfield Darfield Plunket & Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Darfield Hotels - Octobeerfest! Main Road, Darfield WM Young Farmers Fundraiser ‘Hypnotist’ Night West Melton Comm. Hall Home & Kitchen Trail Geraldine Mainly Music Commences North Terrace, Darfield Hororata Scout Group AGM Scout Den, Hororata Haunui Trust AGM Trinity Church, Darfield Darfield VetEnt FIV Information Evening with Guest Cherry Tree Café, Darfield ‘Mel Parsons & Dudley Fairbrass’ Concert Canty Gliding Club, Springfld Country Xmas in Park Auditions Darfield Malvern Game Hunters AGM Coalgate Tavern Rolleston News Advertising Deadline Sheff/Wadd Twnshp Comm Tri-ennial AGM Sheffield Hall Hororata Parish Spring Fair Hororata Domain Sheffield/Springfield Toy Library AGM Sheffield Comm Hall Live to Ride Motorcycle Skills Coaching Darfield Darfield ITM Fishing Trip Lake Benmore Courtenay A&P Show Kirwee Showgrounds

Spend a spring afternoon exploring a range of new and renovated homes in and around Geraldine. From contemporary modern design to the unique and quirky. Enjoy Devonshi re tea, cupcake decora ting demonstra tions and boutique ma rket stalls.

For more information: Janene Adams 03 693 7693 Fundraiser for the Geraldine District Free Kindergarten Association

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POSITIVE PILATES The amazing joys of summer... are just around the corner. As the blossoms flourish on the trees, buds come to flower and our daylight hours lengthen it’s a great time to set some achievable goals. Pilates exercises performed using gravity and your own body weight, to provide resistance, plus core muscles are achievable with practise. ☺  Monday Mat Class

Starting 14th October for 6 weeks Level II 6.00 - 6.45pm 

Wednesday Mat Class

Starting 16th October for 6 weeks Level I 9.00 - 9.45am Beginners 10 - 10.45am 

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Enquires: Darfield Physio & Gym Ph 03 318 8744

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Friday 4th October 2013 PUBLIC NOTICES





14TH DECEMBER 2013 Calling any group or organisation that is interested in holding a food stall at this year’s event. This is a great way to raise extra funds for a project you may be working on. Please register your interest with Hannah Cossey PH/TXT 022 061 1001 or E: stating what food you wish to sell by 20th October 2013

14th December 2013

Milne Webster Farewell After 30 plus years managing Darfield Seed Cleaning, Milne is moving onto the next challenge in life – Retirement! To acknowledge Milne’s valued contribution Darfield Seed are hosting a farewell function Friday 4th October at Darfield Recreation Centre, 4-6pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Looking for a venue for a wedding, birthday party, that special family celebration, or want to run a workshop?

If you love to sing, dance, play a musical instrument or have any other talent that can be performed on stage. We want to hear from you now! This is your time to be a Christmas Star on stage and share your talent with the crowd. Auditions will be held on Sunday 20th Oct 2013. to register your interest PH/TXT Tim 027 241 8868 or E:

Then the Greendale Pavilion and Hall Complex is what you are looking for. Special rates for Greendale ratepayers.

Come and see for yourself the facilities on offer. OPEN DAY: SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER, 10am to 4pm 166 Greendale Road, Greendale. • Booking Secretary • Reserve Secretary

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 9th October - 7:30pm Kirwee Rugby Clubrooms

Sheffield-Waddington Township (& Hall) Community Committee

TRIENNIAL AGM Thursday 24th October 2013 - 7:30pm Sheffield Hall Supper Provided - All Welcome

Election of Officers Presentation of Financial Accounts

All present, past members, prospective players and parents most welcome.

Jane McMillan - Phone: 318 8920 Ian Warren - Phone: 318 8876

Any queries to either Neville Croy (Chair) or Louise Tasker (Sec)

Enquiries to: Secretary, Raewyn Feast - Ph 0274 733 377 Email: PO Box: 150 Kirwee, ChCh 7543

Kirwee Rugby Football Club

District Final 2013

Proud to host Representative Rugby Matches

Saturday 5th October Canterbury Senior Maori

Saturday 5th October ●


Otago Senior Maori

3:30pm kick-off Food & Refreshments available! Come along and enjoy some top quality rugby! Visit our website:

Practical 8:30am - 3:30pm ▪ 968 Leaches Road, Hororata ▪ BBQ & Refreshments available Quiz 5:00pm - 6:00pm ▪ Coalgate Tavern Bistro Opens at 6:30pm Spectators Most Welcome!

Entries and more information

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ALTERATIONS BEV’S Clothing Alterations & Repairs. 140 Chattertons Road, Yaldhurst, RD 6 Christchurch. Ph 342 4003. PUBLIC NOTICES






Rebecca Gibson and Arnie Rothwell are pleased to announce the arrival of Jasmine Nancy-Ann Rothwell 5lb4oz 26th September 2013. A beautiful wee sister for Nathaniel & Jayden.


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AGM Tuesday 22nd Oct 7:30pm Coalgate Tavern

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AIR conditioning repairs, re-gassing and installation on trucks, tractors, combines, forestry and earthmoving equipment. Fully equipped service vehicle including hosemaking. Over 40 years experience. Contact Ken at North Canterbury Auto Air. Please phone 0274 341 260 or workshop 03 313 6785.

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Passionate, dedicated staff with ces Lim ited spa low staff turnover. w! o n av ailab le Excellent child:teacher ratio New hours: 7.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

A place for children to learn & have fun, in a safe & inspiring rural environment. Where children are nurtured, families are valued & life-long learning is encouraged.

138th SHOW SATURDAY 23rd NOV 2013 Schedules now available from the Secretary by sending an A5 S.A.E. Also available on the R.A.S. web site: A new Horse Section has been introduced this year - Riding Horse. All entries close on Monday 21st October, except Fruit, Vegetables & Flowers. Space closes Monday 28th October. Secretary, P.O.Box 36, Kirwee. 7543.

Mainly Music is a half hour fun, interactive music season for pre-schoolers and their parents/ caregivers followed by morning tea. A great way to have fun with your child and get to know others in the area! Darfield Life Church (Mountain View) 17 North Terrace, Darfield

Mondays starting 14th October 10:30am $2 per family per session First Session is free We’d love to meet you! If you need more information contact Bronwyn McKavanagh on 027 477 4958 or 318 0127

ACCOUNTANTS LAY ASSOCIATES Chartered Accountants. Rolleston Office phone 03 347 4501, Leeston Office phone 03 324 3030. “Real people, real knowledge”. CARPET CLEANING

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3 Yr 318 7948 4 Yr 318 8843 Educare 318 7943 DOGS


Doggy Day Care 312 Kiri Kiri Rd, Oxford

Ph Anne, Vern or Gareth Whiting

03 312 3355 027 288 8724 Open 7 days 9am-11pm, 4pm-6pm

DRIVEWAYS BOARD LIFESTYLE, farm tracks, yards BOARD - room to rent offered. LIFESTYLE Urgent. One room in near new and dairy lanes our speciality. house, 2 bdrm, for rent. Screened rotten-rock, it’s local Single person $225, couple and lasts better. Springfield $300 plus expenses. Room Quarry phone 318 4132. can be furnished or part EQUESTRIAN furnished or not. With female FARRIER servicing Christchurch owner. Please phone Sal 027 South. Please phone Shane 445 4729 anytime. 03 347 4731.

CA RPET/WINDOW cleaning. Quick drying. For a thorough CHURCH NOTICES job at a competitive rate. Call or text Robert anytime on CHURCH of the Open Door, 027 299 9599. Te Pirita. Where people learn to have faith in God through CATTERY the teaching of our Lord Jesus ANGEL Cats Boarding Cattery, Christ. Open 24/7. Children's riding lessons: Oxford. Individual rooms. Lots $20 half hour, $35 hour. CONTRACTING of cuddles & loving care. Qualified & experienced instructor. Learn to groom, Please phone 03 312 1452 HAY baling. For all your website: conventional small bale tack up & ride one of our well schooled ponies After 10 requirements. Running a email: lessons the 11th is free! 2013 new Holland baler. Phone Kate 03 347 6678 CLEANING Phone Shawn or Heather or 021 113 6370 E: CLEANER available for homes Valpy on 027 203 9205. around Malvern area. Phone FIREWOOD & COAL FIREWOOD & COAL Tan i a f o r m o r e in f o 021 174 9239. AC & EA WAKELIN  Mature Pine: 3 mtrs $175 COUNTRY Cleans. Residential, FIREWOOD 6 mtrs $340 commercial, rentals. Also after 9 mtrs $510 SUPPLIERS functions, birthdays and 12 mtrs $675 Phone 15 mtrs $840 anniversary cleans. Window  Hardwoods available 03 318 1484 or cleaning. EQC certified.  Old man pine also Please phone/txt Joleene on 021 260 4520 available (Certified truck for measurement)  WINZ quotes welcomed 027 681 9311.

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2X windblown 100 +yr old 5 bedroom house in country P RO PE R TY In s p ecti o n s ! HOUSE EXCHANGE We are a retired couple with cedar. 900mm - 1m butt. area. 8km from Darfield. Offering initial & routine grandchildren in Darfield. suitable to mill for sheep Warm, sunny, modern family inspections on tenanted We are looking at the possibility yards etc. Stumps to be home. School bus to gate. houses, taking the hassle out of a house exchange for 8-10 removed and area cleared. All Long term to right people. No for you. Call Rebecca of Rural weeks in July-Sept 2014. CAN DELIVER o ff ers con si d er ed. To dogs. $500 per week. Phone Tenancy Inspections Ltd on We live a few metres from the edge of the Manukau Harbour in inspect text 021 181 2793. 021 126 0318. 027 313 2270 or email a comfortable house approx FULLY lined 20ft shipping DARFIELD 2 bedroom, small self 1 hour from Auckland City. container for sale. Phone contained flat, semi furnished. Are you interested in considering ROOF MAINTENANCE PH 027 439 9116 020 400 58890. $300 per week includes a house exchange. If so, GIRLS Darfield High School contact us at ROOF & house maintenance. power. Please ph 318 7577 FENCING to discuss the possibility. uniform. 1x M gym dress $90 or 021 979 233. All aspects covered including (worn one term), 2x M blouse SUMMERFIELD Fencing - in your SMALL self contained unit fully spouting, mortar, tiles, PLANT NURSERIES $20 each, 1x M shorts $20. area now. Lifestyle. Farm. re-roofing, roof painting, furnished like a motel. Suit Phone 318 7220. Sheep. Cattle. Horse. All types single person or couple. HORORATA Nurseries - Quality moss, mould & silicone SKI SALE Massive ski gear of animals. Fences. Yards. Available next week. $220 per landscape plants at wholesale sealing. General repairs. closeout includes exrental & sheds. Arenas. Shelters. Runs. prices. Specialists in farm and Phone 03 347 6702. exdemo stock. 2 days only, 27 yeas contract fencing. week. Phone 0272 911 994 dairy conversion plantings. or 03 318 3660. REAL ESTATE everything must go. 5th & 6th John is available to help with Natives, ornamentals, hedging, October at Jace’s Ski Hutt, 30 bedroom house, fully THREE PAINTING & DECORATING deciduous trees. Hardy locally Fores t Dri ve, Meth ven. design and planning. Phone fenced, lovely entertaining g r own s to ck. Fr i en d l y Phone 03 302 8084. Carol and John Summerfield PAINTER Rapid Response. decks and new carpets, knowledgeable advice. Phone 03 312 4747. Quality work guaranteed. Check out our sale online Dave or Wendy for hours we modern kitchen, large shed Interi or /E xterio r, roofs, (free shipping anywhere in GARAGE SALE are open 03 318 0081 or visit space. GV $310,000 Open spraypainting, waterblasting. NZ) Home this Sunday 11 - 12.30. RED clover seed, dressed with SATURDAY 5th October. 8am - Phone Graeme for a free 13 Cliff Street, Coalgate. good P & G. 25 kg bags. 12pm. 2 Russell Street, quote 318 2614. Email Phone 021 165 4577. REAL ESTATE Darfield. Phone 021 346 944.






2004 John Deere Tractor 6320 SE 100hp John Deere 631 loader with bucket and forks. 4951 hours. Regular servicing by Drummond and Etheridge Chch, in tidy condition. Two new front tyres. Has been used on a sheep and beef farm and is now a surplus tractor as we have given up our lease farm.

Bare Land • Creyke Road • Auction • • • • •

Phone for enquires 03 3182352 or 027 6819543

FREE FREE well rotted horse manure and sawdust compost. Broken down. Aylesbury area. We can load your trailer. Phone 027 315 1099.

42.6190 hectares Chertsey shallow silt loam soils Currently used as an airfield Approx. 7ha of railway lease available to new owner Located close to Darfield

Auction at 2:00pm, Thursday, 10 October 2013, Russley Golf Club, Memorial Ave, Chch

For all your Interior & Exterior Painting Requirements PETS & LIVESTOCK

Enquires phone: Sam Davidson 027 488 8269


GARDENS & LAWNS AAA - Selwyn Mowing - free quotes. Ride-on mower/large lawns. Locally owned and operated. Phone Mike 0274 978 111 or 03 317 8191. COMPOST well rotted pig manure and sawdust, no smell. Bags or bulk, pick-up or delivered. Phone 318 8131

Gardens & Lawn Care Are your gardens looking messy and tired? Needing a good prune and tidy up, or landscaping. Lawns mowed & grass cut, even large sports grounds

Phone Kevin 03 318 1109 or

• Darfield: 4 hectare superior bareland block,

McLaughlins Road. All services to gate.

• Coalgate: [new listing] Permanent material 190m2

home set on 2041m2 section, private and secure, four bdrms, open plan living. For Sale - Offers over $390.000. Phone to view. • West Melton (new listing) 311 Newtons Road. Superior family living. 4 hectares, 2 storey home, excellent living. 5 bdrms, 5 bay (1 bay) lock up shed. Viewing a must. Open Home: Sunday 6th Oct 2:15pm till 3pm. Deadline sale closing 31st Oct 2013. • West Melton (new listing) Lovely home, large living spaces, 4 bdrms nestled on 4 ha private. Viewing a must! Phone to view. If you are anticipating selling your house in Summer please call me to discuss your needs.

Min Cookson 027 249 5417 03 347 9944

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RELIEF MILKER We are currently looking for a part time relief Milker with the possibility of the role becoming permanent. Experience preferred but not essential for the right candidate. Kirwee area. Please ph 027 318 1684 or email





Tractor Driver Wanted To join our small but busy contracting team • Must be prepared to work long and variable hours • Must be experienced and have at least a

class 2 licence, a class 4 or 5 would be a huge advantage • Perhaps suit younger person • Immediate start available through until the new year.

Phone James 027 671 9601


Community Support Workers NZCare Group is one of the largest providers of support services to people with an intellectual disability. We are seeking dedicated, enthusiastic people to work as full time, part time, and casual Community Support Workers across our services in Christchurch.

Spray Painter

In this busy and varied role you will work as part of a close-knit team to support people with all aspects of daily living – including support with personal cares, cleaning, promoting independence, and accessing the community!

We are looking for someone that is qualified with a high standard of work. Has a minimum of 2 years experience. Is neat and tidy, is reliable and can turn up to work on time everyday. Likes working in a small team but must be able to work unsupervised. Can use a computer and be able to learn our Job Management software. Has a clean current drivers licence.

A huge part of this role is supporting people to achieve their goals and live an ordinary life – if you want to make a difference, this is the position for you!

So if you have ticked all the boxes and think you would like to work with us please email your CV to: or phone Stu on 03 318 8180

Experience and qualifications are not necessary; you just need to be fun loving, dedicated, and willing to learn.

AUTOMOTIVE SPRAY PAINTER We have a position available in our small, but now very busy, rural Collision Repair Shop situated in Darfield for a

To apply, please go to, or call Georgia Fretwell on 03 363 2815 for further information.

RELIEF Milker required. 350 cows through hering bone FARM cottage wanted to shed. Close to Darfield. r en t. L o n g t er m b y Regular Milkings. Phone Peter professional couple, no 0274 724 370. children, house trained cats. SCRAP METAL Please phone 021 979 233 YOUR local scrap metal recycler, or 03 318 1397 (evenings). HOUSE or cottage wanted, 2-3 Black Sheep Scrap. Phone 03 bedrooms in Darfield, Kirwee, 318 0633 or 027 255 4484 (Licenced Scrap Dealer). West Melton, Rolleston areas by retired couple, long term. Anything metal collected, small Very fastidious and keen to large. gardeners & handyman. References if required. Phone WINDOW REPAIRS 318 8958 or 027 254 4008. FOR all glass requirements phone Phil 317 9046 or 021 046 6046. WINDOW REPAIRS WANTED TO RENT

Malvern Glass Ltd, established 2003, locally owned and operated. Taking care of all your residential or commercial glass & glazing requirements. • Splashbacks, Mirrors • Retrofit double glazing • Broken window repairs • Pet doors supplied and installed • Door to door service GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

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SUZUKI Aerio 2001, auto, CONCRETE Placing. General HANDYMAN - Mike the petrol, engine - 1490cc, concrete placing, including Handyman available for all 122,000kms, WOF & rego, driveways. Coloured and lawnmowing and general airbags, ABS, a/c, excellent exposed. Contact Jake Gard handyman work, Selwyn condition. Phone 03 318 021 380 818 or Nigel Hodges area. Phone 0800 287 828 or 03 347 7437. 4138 or 027 437 2079. on 0274 270 557. Rural TOYOTA Hilux parts for sale. Building Solutions Ltd. 2.8L motor, low kms. All PORTABLE sawmill for all your parts need to go. Phone timber requirements and 021 931 992. macrocarpa sales. Ph Graeme Knowles on 021 613 229. WANTED TO BUY SELWYN Signs, Free quotes & S TA N D I N G h ay w an ted advice. Please contact Fred Specialists in pump to buy. Please phone 027 Maynard 329 7371 or and water solutions 027 260 7628. 203 9205. Phone TILER/ OLD wooden dinghy and oars TILER/Waterproofer. GAVIN BURGESS w an ted . S u i t ab l e f o r 318 1973 or 0274 211 637. 0274 953 712 garden pond feature. Phone Email: 318 7342

Whitby Pumps



Phone 03 347 9789 Toll free 0800 110 359

*Experienced *Reliable *Trustworthy

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New Builds Extensions Renovations Kitchen & Bathrooms

PO Box 10, Hororata, 7544

Heat pump supply, installation, servicing & maintenance General household & business electrical work

Professional Window Cleaner now servicing the Selwyn area.

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“We do not telemarket!”

Flies Whitetail Spiders Wasps Cluster Flies Fleas

Electrical Services Ltd Registered Master Electrician • • • • •

Domestic Commercial Servicing Alterations Phone/Data Wiring

Give Nigel a call now for your no obligation free quote

Phone: 021 387 750 • A.H. 03 318 0030

Certified Technician

We would love to clean your windows Discounts for regular cleans Phone Wilf Lock (03) 318 1960 or 027 499 3535



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TV/Freeview Wiring Heatpump Installation Audio Pre-Wire

Please call Jason on our free phone number for a quote FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL WIRING NEEDS Your Local Company serving the Selwyn District

0800 JACE2U (0800 522 328) EMAIL:

♦ Alterations/Upgrades ♦ Maintenance & General ♦ Town & Country

Ph 0800 765 758 Mob 0274 339 104 A/H 347 9282 81 Main South Road, Rolleston

Gavin Gardener - Phone: 0274 334 057 Office Contact - Phone: 03 347 9774

Based in West Melton, we build, renovate and work with EQC on their opt-out programme. • We cover the Selwyn area - No Job too Little, No Job too Big. • We offer a full team of experienced tradesmen; Builders, Painters, Paper hangers, Brick laying, Plastering, Roofing.

• With the business operating for over 20 years, Hedge Trimming in Canterbury

Call Don today on 021 066 3011 or 03 318 2983 • Half size tractor for easier access

• Up to 6m height topped at 5m or less • Branch size up to 50mm • Cutter drops material to side of hedge

we are able to offer a wide scope of expertise and competitive rates.



SuperComputer Sales and Service of new and used machines. Networking, Virus protection, Backup Re-loading and Restoring of Windows. Plain old fashioned Help & Assistance!

If you're going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

Mark Jones 03 318-1956 027 210 4242

0800 427 427

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Daily On Site Sales & Servicing DARFIELD

Authorised Service Agent for Most Brands • Ovens • Washing Machines • Cooktops • Washing Machine Hire • Dryers • Dishwashers from $8 p.w.


O xf o r d Ap plia nc e s L t d MU R R A Y D A WSO N Reg. Service Technician 027 226 3898

Phone - Office 03 318 8609 - Mobile 0274 338 693

MALVERN COMPUTERS • New Computers • Virus Removal • Laptops • Upgrades • Problem Solving • Software

Closed Saturdays

John Lawrence Ph: 03 3183 699 Mob: 027 688 9103

Acer V5V5-571PG • • • • •

8gig RAM 750gig HDD 15.6” Touch Screen 2gig Nvidia Graphics 3 65 Windows 8 $1 l G S T c 5hrs battery I n

493 Bealey Rd, Aylesbury Mark Walker ♦ Ph 03 318 1529 ♦

Call Danie 021 875 462 03 980 2865 / 03 344 5744

Manufacturers of:  Doors  Windows  Stairs  Wall Units  Kitchens  Vanities also Repair Work

House & Roof PrePre-Paint Wash Hydro Drain Cleaning


Cleans most surfaces: Fences, paths, brick, block, wood, concrete & machinery Contact Mike Richards 03 318 8380 or 021 179 0584

Bricklaying & Blocklaying Stonework Restoration Work Chimney, Fireplace & Firebacks • Quality Workmanship Guaranteed • • • •

Call Rohan Rudd for a no obligation assessment and quote any time, any day, except Sunday

0800 486532 or 03 9828850

VINCE DALY Ph (03) 318 8020 021 250 6944

david wilkinson registered electrician phone 03 318 1231 fax email

Gum Leaf gutter guard has been proven on 1000’s of homes across Australia & New Zealand for the last 12 years. Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with unique patented louvre which will even keep out pine needles. Will not rust or sag with age or load. Colour matched to your existing roof colour. 10 Year warranty for total peace of mind.

03 318 1235

Registered Drainlayer

po box 26 kirwee

we’ll be there when you need us. guaranteed. on time guaranteed or your first hour is free! conditions apply.

Selwyn Electrical Ltd

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Septic tank installations Blocked drains Sewer & storm water Effluent disposal fields

Ph Craig 03 318 1069 Mob 027 253 5373 Fax 03 318 1059

Your Local Registered Electrician

ROB KELLOCK  Maintenance & servicing  Bathroom & kitchen

318 1676 or 021 184 2448

renovations  Mains pressure hot

water upgrades  Blocked drains  Fully stocked vehicles  Fast, friendly professional service

Laser Plumbing Christchurch West 0800 11 22 40 We are able to accurately share travelling costs between jobs with GPS tracking

So try us first!

Upholsterer Recover: Lounge Suites Dining Chairs Squabs etc Free Quotes Based in Weedons

Phone 03 980 4979 DEADLINE 1pm TUESDAY

Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. After lunch they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire. Much to their relief she smiled and said: "Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper." Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down. Then she said: "First Question: Which tyre was flat?"

Malvern news 04 10 2013  
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