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Inside this issue: Tim & Gary Show at Melton Estate Antique Roadshow

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A Night At The Oscars Spring Serenade Darfield Physio Update

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Jump Jamming with Darfield Primary School


Elections Update Strong Winds cont….

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Rural Buildings Solutions 9 Finance With Ginny Nelson 9 Youth Council Established 10 Literacy Quiz Top Sales Performance Wins Trip

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Sheffield Garden Club Emergency Service Stats Country Goes To Town Country Fair & Craft Day Sports Diary Public Notices Classifieds Trades Email Column

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Darfield Farmers Market at Trinity Church Darfield Corner of Bangor Road and SH73 Indoor and outdoor market stalls, crafts, food, baked goods, White Elephant stall, wool and knitted apparel, toys, plants, and used books. Face painting and rocket launching for the children plus a Decorated Bicycle/Tricycle/Scooter Parade at 10:30am in the parking lot.

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Real Kiwi comedy by the two guys that have been there!

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The last Antiques Road Show held in the Sheffield Community Hall was much enjoyed by all those that could attend. Therein lay a somewhat small problem, in that the weather was so appalling, with snow coating many properties and roads, that quite a few folk just couldn’t get there. So organisers have arranged to do it all again! This 44 South Terrace, Darfield 7510 Ph 318 8896

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time it’s a daytime affair (see advertisement in this issue) and a great opportunity for a drive and a lovely day out. So dig out Grandma’s old silver, rummage through the jewellery box or even see what Granddad’s got stashed in his shed. Then bring it along to the Sheffield Hall on Sunday, September 29th from 1pm for antiques (event begins at 10am) and find out just what these treasures are worth. For the $10 entry fee, up to three items can be presented for appraisal and there is also the opportunity to sell the antiques that have been

brought along. There will be ample opportunity to peruse the gourmet stalls on site with their selection of tasty wares along with crafts, jewellery and furniture. There will be stalls both inside and out. Grab a bargain from the huge book sale, then enjoy a Devonshire tea. This is a unique and definitely enjoyable afternoon and who knows, just like the televised ’Antiques Roadshow’ the Sheffield expert (Dave Dave Rayner) Rayner may find previously unknown treasures from the living rooms and storage sheds of the district.

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Above (L to R): Jason Collins (Oscar winner for the Most Creative Outfit overall ), Beth Collins, Collins Genevieve Galletly and Dave Galletly (Oscar winner for Best Dressed Male). Last Saturday saw another successful Darfield Rugby Club fundraising ball. Themed ‘A Night at the Oscars’, it was certainly a night to remember! Approximately two hundred p eo p l e a tt en d ed , an d imaginations had indeed run wild, if the fantastic costumes on display were anything to go by. While some opted for more formal attire, the whole event was undoubtedly an enjoyable one, regardless of dress choice. A s i n p r evi ou s year s , Chr is tchu r ch b and ‘N ew Entrants’ kept the dance floor alive and the music pumping, all night.

Venue designer, Don Gillanders once again transformed Darfield Recr eation Cen tr e, wi th breathtaking lighting and deco rations, which w er e appreciated by all. The organising committee are to be commended for their efforts both before and after the event. Organisers extend their thanks to everyone that contributed time and energy to help make the event such a success. “Special thanks go to Don for never failing to impress with his creative ideas and ability, as well as to the Darfield Rugby Club committee and players for their tireless efforts in helping to

set up and clean up,” said a spokesperson for the organising committee. “We especially thank J a m es S co l l a y , K a r an Hofmeester, Hofmeester Mario Lunjevich and Mark Beattie, for their hard work and assistance. James not only helped with the set up, but also attended to the bar, as well as driving the courtesy van on the night, returning first thing on Sunday morning to assist with the clean up.” The Darfield Rugby Club appreciate the effort put in by all who worked together to make the night such a success, as well as to the community who attended to support them.

An accomplished group of young musicians will perform in the annual scholarship concert, sponsored by the Malvern Community Arts Council, on Friday, September 27th, 7.30pm at Trinity Church Darfield. Dudley Fairbrass, Fairbrass a 2012 ‘New Zealand's Got Talent’ finalist, will open the programme. Malvern audiences will also know Dudley as a member of the local band Livewire and West Coasters heard him at the 2013 Hokitika Wildfoods Festival. Saba Charles, Charles a Darfield pianist, will also perform; she was awarded an MCAC Scholarship in 2012. Brothers Jeremy and Stephen Watson will play two piano duet compositions. Jeremy, senior by two years and

winner of several prizes and scholarships, has already completed his Mus.B. degree. Stephen, who is currently finishing a music degree, was placed second in the New Zealand National Concerto Competition in March and played in this year's prestigious Lev Vlas s enko Pian o Competition in Brisbane. David O’Beirne, O’Beirne tenor, is currently completing his Mus.B. at the University of Canterbury, after spending several years in the southern USA, where he was in demand as an opera and oratorio soloist. He is the deputy conductor of the com muni ty choi r S chol a Cantorum and a member of the NBR New Zealand Opera chorus,

Also performing will be sparkling young violinist Hilary Hayes, Hayes an ex-Concert Master of the National Youth Orchestra, and a member of the Christchurch Symphony and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. She gained a second placing in the 2011–2012 National Concerto competition. The Darfield High School Jazz Band will provide the highly anticipated finale. This year’s band impressed the judges on August 4th at the CPIT JazzQuest competition and came away with a Bronze award. The following weekend the band played at Southern Jam 2013 in Blenheim and Picton, and again earned Bronze for their judged performance.

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Malvern Ward (2 Vacancies) • Broughton, Sam • Morten, John • Mugford, Bob • Woods, Bill DEADLINE When deadline was reached no response had been received to our request for information from: Bob Mugford

JOHN (JUM) MORTEN I have lived and farmed in the Selwyn District with my wife Meg and family for over thirty years and we have enjoyed an extensive involvement with many community activities. I have represented the M a l v ern Ward as

SAM BROUGHTON I am your current councillor and would like to continue serving you for another three years. You have two votes for Malvern councillors and one for Mayor. If you support me please give me your Mayor vote and one of your Malvern votes. It is time for a new Mayor. If I am unsuccessful this election I wish to continue as your councillor. I am making a difference for you in projects like local committee support, water quality improvement and investigation, local pool funding, road maintenance issues, McHugh’s forest preservation, public toilets and h el pin g ma ny individuals with their Councillor for nine years and prior to that as Chair of the Malvern Community Board. My portfolio responsibilities of Chairman of Izone Business Hub, Roading, Tow ns hip P r o j ec t s , Re gion al Tr ans po rt Committee, Rural Fire, Rur al W ater, L ake Coleridge Habitat Trust and the Fonterra Road Safety

immediate concerns. I have also been employed as Youth Work Manager in Darfield for the past ten years running events across Malvern and mentoring young people. I h av e t r a v el l e d internationally providing aid to Sri Lanka and Fiji. I play football, lawn bowls, the guitar and I enjoy spending time with my wife Liz on our motorbike.

I have proven leadership experience with the vision and energy to see Malvern thrive as it grows while retaining the precious

elements we love. I committed to Selwyn its people and have vision, commitment energy to serve you.

Trust ensure I have a good understanding of the issues in our communities. I bring commercial director’s skills as a Chairman of E B Millton Charitable Trust, Sicon and previously SIHL, Selwyn Plantation Board and Greenfields/CRT. I value working with committees on local projects; the development

of Darfield’s Westview Park with the sale of commercial land for a new supermarket, the near completion of the Medical Centre, purchase and development of McHugh’s Forest Park, all affect the Darfield community. In Springfield new toilets are being built and Hororata is working through options to repair their Hall. These and

other projects are ongoing, it is satisfying seeing them come to fruition. I am approachable and accessible and enjoy the privilege of representing you at the Council table. I am committed to providing strong and effective local governance for the long-term benefit of our community and believe I have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to represent the Malvern Ward.

John (Jum) Morten For Selwyn Council

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BILL WOODS Malvern is entitled to two Councillors and those Councillors have a duty to represent all people regardless of their position. Just ask yourself is this happening at the moment? The obvious answer judging by the feedback is a definite NO.

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A vote for any present Co un cil lo r w ill be endorsement of their performance over the last term. I am seeking your support as Councillor because so many people come to me for help based on my reputation as The People’s Champion. I ask where were our Councillors when Farmers were required to obtain resource consent to grade their potatoes. I took up the challenge on farmers’ behalf and won against the Council. The Council planni ng o f fic ers considered that activity commercial, not farming. If I had not challenged, it

would have been extended to almost any farm with a shearing shed, milking shed or even grain silos. Also a developer wanting to obtain water connections, but the price was prohibitive. Following investigation I found that the exorbitant charges were illegal. Why didn’t our Councillors bother to investigate? The answer is simple; they couldn’t be bothered to question the Council’s ruling. Rest assured Bill (The P eo p l es ’ C h a m pi o n )

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BILL FROST My wife Vicky and I have lived in Coalgate for twentythree years after building our home there in 1990. We have had a forty-three year career in the transport industry and currently own our own business supporting the industry by supplying relief drivers and driver trainers. We have three children and three grandchildren. For the last fifteen years, I have been heavily involved in our own local community and feel very proud of what we have achieved as a team. I was first elected unopposed to the Malvern Community Board just over four years ago. My portfolios are Roading and Infrastructure and I feel that they are a perfect fit with my lifetime’s experience in the transport industry. I am very approachable and if there is anyway that I can help you, please feel free to contact me.

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At the time of going to print there were still pockets of the district without power and coping with all the disruption that that situation brings. The News has heard reports of serious building damage to both sheds/barns and houses. The sound of generators could be heard in most streets and townships at the height of the blackout and for some, who are still relying on them, they have been a lifeline. For others though, ‘generators’ have been targeted by lowlife thieves, either looking for a quick buck or desirous of easing their own power-less crisis. Either way it’s appalling!

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Please contact us now for a confidential discussion on dairy shed designs if you are considering dairy conversion.. Nigel Hodges - Darfield

The Rural Building Solutions’ Team: Front L to R: Alan Deane, Phil Tibby, Ross Burns, Jake Gard, Nigel Hodges Back, L to R: Jenny Bassett, Pete Nockles, Ed Dance, Nikki Tod When Rural Building Solutions held an open day recently at the 54 bail rotary platform dairy shed, owned by the Mulholland family near Darfield, over one hundred people attended. Those present enjoyed the complimentary coffee and steak rolls and took the time to talk to the Rural Building Solutions team, sub-contractors, and others. M ark Mulholland commented that “the afternoon event was not only enjoyable,

but also that it had generated a lot of local interest.” The past year has been extremely busy for Rural Building Solutions Ltd as they’ve constructed eight dairy sheds th roug hou t th e g r eater Canterbury region; from Carew in Mid Canterbury, through to Rotherham in North Canterbury. These dairy sheds ranged from fifty bail to eighty bail rotary platforms. Currently the company is building a sixty bail

We are now entering an increasing interest rate cycle so if you are still riding the low floating rate, by now you should be looking at fixing your loan. If you haven’t done so already I will be happy to discuss the best options with you. The best scenario could be to spread your loan over a couple of terms which may coincide with expected income levels, bonuses or sale of another property. If you are looking to buy a property, here are a couple of examples to give you an idea of deposit required and repayments: Property 1: $450,000. Deposit required under new rules $90,000. (20%) Repayments on $360,000 are $552 per week @ 7% approx. Five year rate over thirty years Property 2: $350,000. Deposit required $70,000 Repayments on $280,000 are $429 per week @ 7% approx. Five year rate over thirty years Deposits can be raised in a variety of ways - Kiwisaver, equity in a family home, gifting or hard saving. Once in your home, even an extra $20 per week towards your mortgage can make a huge hole in the interest you pay. On Property 2, that would save you $61,149 in interest payments and reduce the time from 30 to 26 years!

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The new Selwyn Youth Council is looking forward to their role of engaging with young people and representing their views. “We’re really excited about the formation of the Youth Council and we want to make sure that young people’s views are heard in our district,” commented Youth Council Chairperson Tristan Misselbrook. 18% of Selw yn’s popul ation ar e between 12 and 24 years. Selwyn’s first Youth Council was formed following a District Youth Forum in May at which attendees voted unanimously to support its establishment The Youth Council is made up of eleven young people aged between fourteen and twenty four who live in Selwyn, and two youth worker representatives. The Youth Council members are: Michael Anderson (Lincoln High School); Coun ci llo r S am Broughton (Youth worker representative); Rafael Clarke (Lincoln High School); Aaron Donaldson (Ellesmere College); Brock Hatton (Darfield High School); Tristan Misselbrook (Lincoln High School); Daniel Moore (Lincoln High School); Melissa Moore (Lincoln High School); Heather Neill (Lincoln High School); Henry Oliver (Darfield High School); Sarah Pascall (of Burnham, attends Middleton Grange School); George Steele (Lincoln High School); Craig Steven (Youth worker representative). The Youth Council have already

The Selwyn Youth Council L to R: Tristan Misselbrook, Cr Sam Broughton, Rafael Clarke, Heather Neill, Melissa Moore, Michael Anderson (fr centre), Sarah Pascall, Daniel Moore, Brock Hatton, George Steel, Craig Steven. received $32,000 from the Ministry of Youth Development to stage a two day event for young people next year which will include a ‘have a go’ day with a carnival and market, a battle of the bands, a concert featuring local talent and a youth forum. Tristan added that the Youth Council are also planning to hold a series of conversation cafes in Selwyn towns and will also visit local secondary schools to explain the role of the Youth Council. “The conversation cafés are a way for us to talk to other young people in a café style

setting which is a relaxed and friendly environment about what issues and projects they think should be priorities. That will help us to identify what projects we want to work on, or advocate for, on behalf of young people,” he said. The Youth Council will meet monthly and its members will be appointed annually through an application process. Youth Council members will work with the Council to provide a youth perspective on a range of issues and will develop submissions on matters of interest to young people.

Standing: (L to R) Lucy Mitchell, Caitlin Rayne, Niamh Guy, Scarlett Banks, Sophie Townsend, Caitlin Paul, Stefanie McKenzie Kneeling: (L to R) Liam Morris, Jordan Creamer, Ava de Rooy, Sophie Dance, Isla Blaber-Hunt. A team from Darfield Primary School headed into Christchurch last night (Thursday) to compete in the Christchurch South Schools Literacy Quiz. At the time of going to print the News didn’t have the results but wished them well in their competition. The Christchurch South Schools Literacy Quiz is an annual literacy knowledge competition which in 2012 had fifty teams from schools around Canterbury entered. Students are required

to answer one hundred questions on children’s literacy from ten categories, with varying subjects and questions in each. The event this year is held at Op aw a Schoo l, Christchurch. Darfield primary School pupils have enjoyed various activities connected to Literacy Week during the past five days. These included, amongst other things, trips to the library and book character day.

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Kelvin Kimber Darfield’s Gnomes Alpine Sports has experienced a varied winter. Beginning with a hiss and a roar, it suffered a short lull in the middle, but the last month has seen the store busier than ever. Good snow on the peaks has set Gnomes on track for their biggest turnover year yet. Gnomes Alpine Sports is already known for its boot-fitting expertise, top quality rental equipment and fully stocked retail floor - it’s now also recognised as the top seller of Rossignol skis in the whole of New Zealand. Rossignol skis are imported and wholesaled by Summit Collective and stocked in eighteen stores, nationwide. While this appears a relatively small number of stockists, the ski industry generally aims to offer some degree of exclusivity am ongs t i ts supp or tin g businesses, so while this does provide individual choice for consumers, it also creates a m u ch mo r e co mp eti ti ve environment for business owners and sales staff. They need to fully believe in the product and promote its benefits to their customers. In return for this commitment and for selling the highest dollar value of Rossignol skis in the country, Ally Kerr - Director of Gnomes Alpine Sports - recently won the chance to take a once in a lifetime trip - heli-skiing in the Richardson Range, near Queenstown “We flew with Southern Lake H el i S k i l eavi n g f r o m Queenstown airport and flying across to the Richardson Range. We scored 50cm of fresh snow; it couldn’t have been better timing,” Ally enthused. “I couldn’t believe I won, made

Mobile: 027 279 1341

Specialists in a range of farm, lifestyle buildings and steel sheds from garages to 25mt Clearspan 18 Piako Drive R.D. 1 Darfield 7571 Canterbury

Ally Kerr - Director of Gnomes Alpine Sports and seller of the most Rossignol product Nationwide.

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.

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The adventure begins - Ally’s helicopter trip onto the Richardson Range near Queenstown, his prize for top sales of Rossignol. me an extremely happy man! I had never been in a helicopter before, so the combination of skiing, powder and the flight was pretty exciting,” Ally continued. “ I g u es s th i s r e a l l y demonstrates how far Gnomes

Alpine Sports has come over the past few years; for a salesman from a ski shop in Darfield to be selling the largest quantity of Rossignol product, out of all the retailers in New Zealand is really something, and I’m proud to be a part of it,” he concluded.

Phone: 03 318 1500

With Summer approaching it is a timely reminder to farmers of the benefits of using the Cross Slot drill to maximise returns. Reduces labour and fuel costs and reduces irrigation and evaporation. Cross Slot is the only drill to place fertiliser alongside the seed.

Cultivation using a Heva Disc Roller with Combi-till DIRECT & CONVENTIONAL DRILLING John Deere 750A Disc Drill, Roller Drill PLOUGHING

►Sam: 027 2791 344 ►John: 027 4321 988 ►A/H: (03) 318 6847 ►Fax: (03) 318 6990

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Thirty five members of the Sheffield Garden Club met on Tuesday, September 3rd at St. Ambrose Sunday School, to hear Hugh Paterson talk about seed raising. Those in attendance found this most enlightening. Hugh’s talk was divided into three parts: • Where to get seeds from (seed catalogues, both New Zealand and overseas, and packet seeds). • How to get seeds to germinate. Some seeds have very hard cases, and take a long time be patient! • How to care for them after germination and grow on. Books, catalogues, different containers for seeds, watering systems, seeds and markers were all on display. There were lots of questions for Hugh to give advice on and it inspired the group to have a go. “However remember,” cautioned Hugh, “you need to be patient (even if it means waiting a year).” Most members took the opportunity to wander around Hugh’s garden next door and discover lots of interesting plants popping up in containers and it was fascinating to see where he germinates most of his seeds. Thanks go to Hugh, and also to Francis Smith for organising the programme.

Theckla Barnhill

Killing Fees Processing • Cattle Beast $100 • Cattle - $1.20 per kg (vac pac) (other beef packaging/ pricing options • Deer (venison) $50 available) • Pigs $55 • Sheep from $20 • Venison - $1.50 per kg • Pigs - $1.00 per kg ALL PRICES - $15.00 per roll of bacon EXCLUDE GST - $15.00 per leg of ham or - $20.00 pressed & sliced & ALL PRICES • Sheep - from $20 each INCLUDE • Sausages - $3.60 per kg PACKAGING • Saveloys - $4.00 per kg • Patties - $3.20 per kg Registered Home • Salami - $8.50 per kg Kill Operator

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20 ton & 8 ton Excavators 13 ton digger Heavy Transporter Hire Shelter Belt Removal Stump Removal Root Raking River Protection Drainage Site Works Truck & Trailer Hire Shingle Supplies Driveways

Rob Curle Owner operator, specialising in rural excavation

Cell: 027 508 2240 AH: 03 318 4722





On Transport: 259 On Standby: 716.5 Events: 13

Medical: 14 Trauma: 34 Total: 48

Darfield 1: 3,991 Darfield 91: 0 Darfield 2: 104

Other: 178.5 Training: 130 August total: 1,297

Hopefully by the time you are reading this everybody has had their power restored. We would like to acknowledge and be thankful for all of our local Fire Brigades and the extra work the wind storm brought with it last week. Because of the disruption the lack of power brought with it, the Area Committee didn’t meet last week so we don’t have up-todate news regarding our new station just yet, but we are getting closer. A brief explanation of the kilometres the Ambulance travels is: the Ambulance based in Darfield covers the whole of the old Malvern County area, between the rivers and up to Arthur’s Pass. So when the Ambulance is paged it travels to the call and then usually into the Hospital with the patient before it returns to Darfield. Forty eight patients can add up to a lot of kilometres and time away from Darfield.

A safety message from the local Fire Brigades: Never leave cooking unattended. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of house fires and is responsible for 33% of all fire fatalities in New Zealand. If you need to leave the room, even for a minute, turn the stove off.

STATS FROM INDIVIDUAL FIRE DISTRICTS DURING AUGUST 2013 Structure Vegeta tion Mobile Res cue, Mis c Special Good Elec. False TOTAL Fi re Fi re Property Emergency, Fi re Servi ce Intent Ha zd Ala rm Fi re Medical Call Calls Calls

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These are calls that are within each district – the brigades may also have responded to other calls in other districts.

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Selwyn U10s showed Papanui/Merivale U10s what country rugby is all about when they played them as the curtain-raiser to the Crusaders versus Otago ITM Cup game at AMI Stadium last Saturday. Selwyn beat their opponents 35 points to 5. Canterbury Grasslands kindly sponsored the cost of the children’s tickets to the game making an afternoon enjoyed by youngsters and parents alike . Above: Selwyn’s Ethan Rose does his best to keep Papanui/Merivale at bay as he dashes for the try line.


tial •Stock Stock yards •Free Free no obligation quotes Subdivisions •Deer/sheep Deer/sheep fencing •Subdivisions •All All work guaranteed •Dairy Dairy conversions •Over •Post Post driving Over 20 years experience Lifestyle blocks in this district •Post Post & RailResiden- •Lifestyle

Ph/Fax: 03 318 8838 Mobile: 027 221 9874 Email:


farm machinery & boats • Repairer for all major insurance companies • Restoration projects

Brothers, Heath (left) and Fergus Currie taking the opportunity to have their picture taken with Canterbury Hooker, Corey Flynn.

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This year’s Country Fair and Crafts Day on Saturday, September 21st, includes a new feature: “This year, we are really pleased to welcome the Darfield Farmers Market stall holders who are going to be with us in the Trinity Church parking area,” said the vicar of the Malvern Anglican Parish, Susan Baldwin. Baldwin Events for children attending include paper rocket launching (where children build their own rockets), face painting and a decorated bike/trike/scooter parade that starts at 10.30am. Prizes will be awarded for the b es t b i k e/ tr i k e/ s co o te r decorations, using the theme of Spring. Vendors’ stalls, both inside the church and outside under gazebos, are open from 9am until 1.30pm and will be heaped

with a wide variety of goods that hold the promise of treasures for all ages, whether browsing or buying. There’s a plant stall to help fill gaps in the garden; used books to browse through; a raffle for prizes and a White Elephant stall. Traditionally the tasty goodies on the baking stall, as well as preserves, disappear early in the day. Check out the specially made Malaysian treats on offer, as well as the usual tempting aroma of onions and sausages on the BBQ outside, to entice all those attending. O r g an i s er s w o u l d s ti l l appreciate donations to the White Elephant or used book stalls and these can be dropped off at Trinity Church by Friday evening in advance of the o p en i n g o n S atu r d a y, September 21st.

• Windscreen replacements • Competitively priced for

non-insurance work • Loan cars available free



Member of the Collision Repair Association

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High Street, Kirwee Results 14th September 2013


Almond Park - Clinton Street

Sat 28th September at 1.30pm

Competition: Results of Match of the Day (Stableford) A Hayward 43 D Macdonald 41 J Mangnall 38 R Birch 37 C Stott 36 Women’s Longest Drive: M Harris Men’s Longest Drive: A Van den Hondel Closest to Pin #3 - Darfield Food Centre:D Centre: Macdonald # 9 - Donated Bottle of Wine:D Macdonald # 13 - Terrace Winebar: G Gifkins # 17 - Chalmers Construction: G Maynard Longest Putt: #18 Spons by Beaurepaires Darfield: J Mangnall

Saturday 28th September - 1:30pm New members most welcome Members - Plate & Whites Enquiries to Robert Ireland 318 8649 SPORTS RESULTS

Malvern Football Club


Results 14th September 2013

Bisque Bogey D Macdonald M Overton H Shipley B Dillon

82 97 112 112

Match of the day: C Hewitt M Overton J Chambers

8 up B Henderson 7 up 7 up B Dillon 6 up 6 up

9 Hole Competition Stableford T Kikstra


J Clinton


Mini Shoot Out Winner - A Begg Closest to Pin #3 - Sharpies Golf: C Davidson # 9 - Darfield Food Centre: J Chambers Many thanks to our sponsors.

Best Gross M Weatherley 75 Match of the day: Presidents Trophy 5th Round N Penney +5 B Scott +5 T Bishell +5 M Adams +4 E Woodward +3 G Clunliffe +2 S Inch +2 B Cleland +1 P McOscar +1 J Fowler even J Huang even A Kenworthy even D Davies even M Weatherly even D Platt even

Prize Giving Matches, BBQ & Presentations

LADIES GOLF Results 17th July 2013 Best Gross Silver: Bronze A: Bronze B:

New members most welcome Enquiries to: B Dillon 318 1695

Closest to Pin #2 in 2: M Weatherley # 6: A Sime # 11: A Sime # 14: R King # 17: M Adams Winner Presidents Trophy 1st N Penney +13 2nd B Scott +9 21st September Competition: 1st Round A Club


Sun 22nd September 2013 at Darfield Domain BBQ & Drinks from 11:30am Programme: 9th Grade Games - 11:00am kick off 10th Grade v 11th Grade - 10:30am kick off 13th Grade v CTFC - 11:30am kick off 1pm Junior Prizegiving, 2pm Senior Prizegiving 18th Grade v Seniors - 2:30pm kick off Visit For full details!


DATES TO REMEMBER The information and opinions published are not necessarily those of the Malvern News proprietors. (Unless by prior arrangement, letters to the Editor should be no more than 200 words [approximately] in length.) Letters to the editor won’t be considered for publication without the writer’s name (given and surname) and area of residence (not address) also being printed. Letters written using a pseudonym, are unable to be published – The Editors

To the Editors: This is just a dedication to all the courageous activists like Garth Paul, Mr. R Hunt, the lady who blew the whistle on the foot bridge and the Malvern Hills Protection Society etc.etc.etc. When you walk through the storm, Hold your head up high, And don't be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm, Is a golden sky, And the sweet silver song of the lark. Walk through the wind, Walk through the rain, Though your dreams be tossed and blown. Walk on with hope in your heart, And you will never walk alone, You'll never walk alone. Walk on walk on with hope in your heart, And you'll never walk alone. You'll never walk, You'll never walk, You'll never walk alone. Rogers & Hammerstein Now imagine 60,000 football fans behind you! And this is for all those gutless councillors without a moral spine. The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. Dante Allegherie

Paul Drake, Whitecliffs

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‘Shiver’ playing live at The Terrace Winebar Main Street, Darfield Running Technique Coaching Darfield Domain Malvern Anglican Parish - Country Fair & Craft Day Trinity Church, Darfield Kirwee Rugby Club Presents “Rep Rugby Games” Kirwee Rugby Grounds Oxford Club Presents Band “Shadow Puppets” High Street, Oxford Kirwee Highwaymen Golden Oldies Golf Day Weedons Golf Club Malvern Football Club Matches, BBQ & Prizegivings Darfield Domain Gary McCormick & Tim Shadbolt Lunch & Show Melton Estate Lois Johnston Concert St Johns Church, Hororata Darfield Plunket & Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Malvern News Advertising Deadline Darfield Genealogy & Local History Group AGM Darfield Library, Room 1 Windwhistle Playgroup AGM Windwhistle School Library Darfield Plunket & Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield The Oaks of Darfield - Live Jazz Night Cnr Clinton & Wst Cst Roads Glentunnel Museum Inc. AGM Philip Street, Glentunnel Kirwee Plunket Toy Library Session Kirwee Community Hal The Oaks of Darfield - Live Jazz Night Cnr Clinton & Wst Cst Roads Malvern Community Arts Council - Spring Serenade Trinity Church, Darfield Darfield Farmers Market Next to CRT, Darfield Darfield Plunket & Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Darfield Bowling Club Opening Day Clinton Street, Darfield Kirwee Bowling Club Opening Day High Street, Kirwee Antiques Road Show & Gourmet food & Gifts Sheffield Hall Darfield Bridge Club AGM St Joseph Parish Centre Meet the Mayoral Candidates Darfield Rec Centre Kiwibank Home Loan Consultant In-store at Darfield Darfield Postshop, South Tce Enterprise/Kids Market Next to CRT, Darfield Darfield Plunket & Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Darfield Plunket & Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Enterprise/Kids Market 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 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 Hororata Parish Spring Fair Hororata Domain Live to Ride Motorcycle Skills Coaching Darfield

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ROLLERS & ROMANS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Sunday 29th Sept, Sheffield Hall

Sunfilters ● Sunshades Privacy Blockouts ● Aluminium FREE measure & Quote. Quality Auckland Factory Phone Catherine 03 357 1165 or 021 044 8645

Stalls from 10am - Antiques from 1pm $10.00 entry (3 items appraised) Also Devonshire Teas & Huge Book Sale Sites still available - Enquires to Michelle 318 3063

Meet the Selwyn Mayoral Candidates NOW Monday 30th September 7:30pm

Kiwibank Home Loans Consultant In-store at Darfield PostShop Friday 4th October, 1pm - 4pm Phone (03)318 8003 for an appointment or call into the PostShop

Darfield Recreation Centre Hosted by Darfield Rural Women N.Z For enquiries phone: 318 8668

ACCOUNTANTS LAY ASSOCIATES Chartered Accountants. Rolleston Office phone 03 347 4501, Leeston Office phone 03 324 3030. “Real people, real knowledge”. AIR CONDITIONING 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. ALTERATIONS BEV’S Clothing Alterations & Repairs. 140 Chattertons Road, Yaldhurst, RD 6 Christchurch. Ph 342 4003.



41B South Terrace • Ph 03 318 8003

CA RPET/WINDOW cleaning. Quick drying. For a thorough job at a competitive rate. Call or text Robert anytime on 027 299 9599.

Kirwee Rugby Football Club Proud to host Representative Rugby Matches

Saturday 21st September Tasman Un 20 vs Otago Country 20 - 1:00pm Canterbury Country Colts vs Canterbury Metro Un 20 - 2:30pm

Food & Refreshments available all day. Come along and enjoy some top quality rugby! Visit our website:

Malvern Plunket Centre, Jackson Street, Darfield New & Casual Members Welcome 10-11am Toys available from 7-8pm 0 - 5 years am 10-11:30 am More info available at the 10-11 Centre or by 7-8pm 10-11:30am phoning Anna 021 035 4013

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Tues 24th Sept Wed 25th Sept Sat 28th Sept Tues 8th Oct Wed 9th Oct Sat 12th Oct



CHURCH NOTICES CHURCH of the Open Door, Te Pirita. Where people learn to have faith in God through the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. Open 24/7. PUBLIC NOTICES


FUN RUN/WALK/BIKE Darfield Primary School PTA is inviting all parents, friends of the school & community members to help form a sub committee for the Malvern Fun Run/Walk/Bike. Last year was a fantastic event with obstacle courses, helicopter lollie drop, bouncy castle, fire engine rides, awesome prizes, sausage sizzle, and not to forget the running, walking and biking!

All proceeds to the

Darfield Primary School

Be a part of this great event and support your local school. Please make contact through our email:

Canterbury Swim School’s new aquatic complex at Buchanans Rd, Yaldhurst, is open

We’re also taking bookings for our October holiday programme and our Master Class course. Why wait?

Selwyn MP Amy Adams is running a competition to give local primary school students the opportunity to design a Christmas card for her to send out this year. “The Christmas card design should depict the student’s view of ‘A Kiwi Christmas’ and should be on A4-sized paper,” Amy said. “The prize for the winning student will be a $100 Prezzy card and the student’s school will receive $250. I will also host a morning tea for the student and their classmates to present them with their prizes,” Amy added. The competition is open to primary school students from Years 1 to 6 inclusive.

Phone 03 260 2220 or check out our website at

The last date for entries is Friday the 4th of October. Entries can be posted or delivered in person to Amy Adams’ electorate office at 829 Main South Road, Templeton. Entries need to have the student’s name, class number and school written clearly on the back.

We’ve got Term 4 spaces available for all ages and levels – babies through to adults.

Friday 20th September 2013 CATTERY

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ANGEL Cats Boarding Cattery, ACQUA 150L chest freezer. Oxford. Individual rooms. Lots 7 months old. Surplus to of cuddles & loving care. requirements. $280. Phone Please phone 03 312 1452 318 4138 or 0274 372 079. CLEARING sale - Plumbing & website: refrigeration tools, new email: barbeque wall brackets, Cheo wheels new ball valves, vice, CLEANING coach lantern, Comet 3 gas to r ch , d i s c g r i n d e r , CLEANER available for homes ammunition case, toolbox, ar ou nd M al ver n ar ea. stepladder, blowvac + various Phone Tania for more info items. Phone 03 318 8958 or 021 174 9239. 027 254 4008. COUNTRY Cleans. Residential, COMPA CT Kemble Pi ano, commercial, rentals. Also after ex cel l en t to n e, g o o d functions, birthdays and condition. $800 ono. Phone anniversary cleans. Window 318 8225. cleaning. EQC certified. Ph/txt LOUNGE suite 3 & 2½ seater, Joleene 027 681 9311. Blue, $200. Phone 318 7925 PROFESSIONAL Touch Cleaning. after 5:30pm. For a great clean, domestic or MATCHING 3 and 2 seater co mm er ci al. 13 year s sofas. Blue cloth. Clean & tidy experience. Please phone $300. Recliner chair $30. Penny 027 315 2008 or a/h Pony saddle, bridle, cover & 03 303 5023. hat, about 13hh $100 the lot. Budgie cage & stand $10. DOGS 12” 4WD motorbike tyres, some life left $5 each. Phone 318 3005. MUSGRAVE 7.62 Match Rifle single shot. Near new M.A.B stainless barrel. Fitted with ramp and Leupold FX - 111 And 12 x 40mm. Telescopic sight Doggy Day Care steel central sight available, also Sinclair F-class Bi-pod, 312 Kiri Kiri Rd, Oxford shooting glove and mat. Ph Anne, Vern or Bisley spotting scope and Gareth Whiting stand. Phone 318 0848.


03 312 3355 027 288 8724

Open 7 days 9am-11pm, 4pm-6pm

DRIVEWAYS LIFESTYLE, LIFESTYLE farm tracks, yards and dairy lanes our speciality. Screened rotten-rock, it’s local and lasts better. Springfield Quarry phone 318 4132. EQUESTRIAN FARRIER - cold shoeing only. 20 years experience. Phone 021 109 4921. FARRIER servicing Christchurch South. Please phone Shane 03 347 4731.


Gardens & Lawn Care



Qualified & experienced instructor. Learn to groom, tack up & ride one of our well schooled ponies After 10 lessons the 11th is free!

Phone Kate 03 347 6678 or 021 113 6370 E:



$40 PH 027 439 9116

FIREWOOD & COAL FENCING FIREWOOD - Split pine, 3m3 SUMMERFIELD Fencing - in your $150 Sept only. Delivered area now. Lifestyle. Farm. (Darfi eld/ Coalgate/Kirw ee/ Sheep. Cattle. Horse. All types Hororata etc). Please phone of animals. Fences. Yards. 022 046 1223. sheds. Arenas. Shelters. Runs. RK Firewood is back. Are you 27 yeas contract fencing. ready for winter? Available John is available to help with design and planning. Phone now - Old Man Pine, Bluegum Carol and John Summerfield & Oregon. All top quality, dry, clean wood. Eftpos available. 03 312 4747. Please phone Rini Contracting FIREWOOD & COAL 027 451 7300.

For all your Interior & Exterior Painting Requirements REAL ESTATE

AC & EA WAKELIN FIREWOOD SUPPLIERS Phone 03 318 1484 or 021 260 4520



F&P L-Bar upright freezer. 7 AAA - Selwyn Mowing - free drawers. 210L capacity. quotes. Ride-on mower/large Excellent condition, like new. lawns. Locally owned and $350. Phone 3180 057. operated. Phone Mike 0274 R.C.B.S Reloading press. HEALTH & FITNESS 7.62mm dies primer - scales 978 111 or 03 317 8191. etc. Phone 318 0848. COMPOST well rotted pig YOGA classes - Mondays 7pm at RED clover seed, dressed with manure and sawdust, no Sheffield Hall. Wednesday good P & G. 25 kg bags. smell. Bags or bulk, pick-up or 12noon at Darfield Rec Phone 021 346 944. Centre. Open classes to suit VIKING ride on mower. Catcher delivered. Phone 318 8131. all levels - everyone welcome. model in good order, neat Please contact Geraldine for cutter and great for gathering m o r e i n f o r m at i o n o n Autumn leaves. 13 HP Briggs 03 318 3012. & Stratton motor. We are now in a town section so is no HOUSE TO LET longer needed. Demo in 5 bedroom house in country Darfield. Phone 318 8335. area. 8km from Darfield. WOOD shavings - untreated, Are your gardens looking Warm, sunny, modern family clean shavings suitable for messy and tired? home. School bus to gate. horse stables, calving sheds, Needing a good prune Long term to right people. No chicken houses and rabbit and tidy up, or dogs. $500 per week. Phone h u tch es. A vai l ab l e i n landscaping. Lawns 021 126 0318. 3 70L bags, 1m b al es mowed & grass cut, even SINGLE lockable furnished (compressed) and bulk delivlarge sports grounds rooms available in hostel ery. Phone 03 347 7352 for environment. $150 per week more details. Phone Kevin includes power, phone & 03 318 1109 or internet. 2 minutes walk to shops. Available immediately. 027 202 4531 Phone Katie on 03 318 3660 and leave a message or 027 291 1994.

(Certified truck for measurement)

Children's riding lessons: $20 half hour, $35 hour.



 Mature Pine:

3 mtrs $175 6 mtrs $340 9 mtrs $510 12 mtrs $675 15 mtrs $840  Hardwoods available  Old man pine also available  WINZ quotes welcomed


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

• Commercial &

Residential Lawn Mowing • Large Lawn Specialists Locally owned & operate operated d • Green Waste Removal Call us on: • Irrigation Design, Installation & Servicing 03 318 2744

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

Enquires phone: Sam Davidson 027 488 8269

Friday 20th September 2013

Page 18 INSPECTIONS P RO PE R TY In s p ecti o n s ! Offering initial & routine inspections on tenanted houses, taking the hassle out for you. Call Rebecca of Rural Tenancy Inspections Ltd on 027 313 2270 or email LOST/FOUND



has been missing from McLaughlins Rd since Fri 13th. Please check your sheds/outbuildings.


Springfield Service Centre • 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 bedrooms, open plan living. Phone to view. For Sale - Offers over $390.000. Open Home: Sunday 22nd - 1pm till 1.30pm [65 Bridge Street]

If you are anticipating selling your house in Spring please call me to discuss your needs



Min Cookson 027 249 5417 03 347 9944

POSITION AVAILABLE We require the services of a reliable and enthusiastic person to work in our busy Challenge shop. • This is a sole charge position. • You will need to have superior customer service skills and a friendly manner. • Some cash handling experience would be advantage. If you could add value to our friendly team at Springfield Service Centre then we want to hear from you.

Phone Sue Davis - 03 318 4845

Please ph Maggie 021 136 1986 PAINTING & DECORATING

PAINTER Rapid Response. Quality work guaranteed. Interi or /E xterio r, roofs, spraypainting, waterblasting. Phone Graeme for a free quote 318 2614. Email PLANT NURSERIES HORORATA Nurseries - Quality landscape plants at wholesale prices. Specialists in farm and dairy conversion plantings. Natives, ornamentals, hedging, deciduous trees. Hardy locally g r own s to ck. Fr i en d l y knowledgeable advice. Phone Dave or Wendy for hours we are open 03 318 0081 or visit


Kowai Pass Domain Board Springfield The position for caretaker of the Kowai Pass Domain has become available.

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TUITION WANTED - Drum teacher for keen 10 year old boy in Coalgate. Phone/text 022 035 44115 or 318 2921 SITUATION VACANT

All interested in applying for this position please contact: Rick Johnson - Secretary Ph 318 4816 Robert Yaxley - Chairperson Ph 318 4862


Executive Officer •

ROOF MAINTENANCE ROOF & house maintenance. All aspects covered including spouting, mortar, tiles, re-roofing, roof painting, moss, mould & silicone sealing. General repairs. Phone 03 347 6702.


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73 Hire Position Available We require the services of a reliable and enthusiastic person to work in our increasingly busy yard in Darfield. This is a regular full time job including duties of basic maintenance, checking gear on return, preparing gear for hire and taking bookings, answering queries. You will have superior customer service skills, a friendly manner and knowledge of machines. Some experience with machine maintenance and class 2 licence would be preferred but not essential. Training is provided. Hours of work are Monday to Friday.

Please phone Les Barnett 318 8228 or 0274 830 904.

Due to retirement, we have a full-time role available for an Executive Officer: who can cope in a busy environment with lots of interruptions and manage their own workload who can accept responsibility for the administration of the school’s finances, including preparation of annual accounts and budgets who is able to monitor a school property plan who may have previous experience working in a school environment The position commences January 2014. Applications close Monday 21 October 2013 Application Pack from: Human Resources Co-ordinator Darfield High School PO Box 5 Darfield 7541 Tel: 03 318 8411 email:

Part time/Casual Shop Position We required a cheerful, reliable person to cover the following shifts and who can also be available on a casual on call basis to cover annual leave etc. Applicants must have own transport, experience in the industry would be an advantage but full training will be given. Must be able to work school holidays and weekends. Part time shifts are: Sunday, 2pm - 6.30pm & Monday 2pm - 6.30pm Apply to the Bakery Manager on 03 318 3876

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. 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! 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! Experience and qualifications are not necessary; you just need to be fun loving, dedicated, and willing to learn. To apply, please go to, or call Georgia Fretwell on 03 363 2815 for further information.

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1984 Flatdeck Isuzu Truck. CONCRETE Placing. General 5 speed diesel. 294k. GVM concrete placing, including 4750. great workhorse. driveways. Coloured and $ 4 2 5 0 o n o . P h o n e exposed. Contact N igel 03 318 8019. Hodges on 0274 270 557. Rural Building Solutions Ltd. WINDOW REPAIRS PORTABLE sawmill for all your timber requirements and FOR all glass requirements macrocarpa sales. Please phone Phil 317 9046 or phone Graeme Knowles on 021 046 6046. 021 613 229.

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Mirrors Catdoors Double Glazing Insurance Repairs

HANDYMAN - Mike the Handyman available for all lawnmowing and general handyman work, Selwyn area. Phone 0800 287 828 or 03 347 7437. TILER/Waterproofer. Phone TILER/ 318 1973 or 0274 211 637. Email:


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New Builds Extensions Renovations Kitchen & Bathrooms

Whitby Pumps PO Box 10, Hororata, 7544

Specialists in pump and water solutions

Heat pump supply, installation, servicing & maintenance


Phone Andrew Sanderson

0274 953 712

03 318 4128 or 027 325 9854

General household & business electrical work Give Nigel a call now for your no obligation free quote


Phone: 021 387 750 • A.H. 03 318 0030

Phone 03 347 9789 Toll free 0800 110 359

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WINDOW CLEANING *Experienced *Reliable *Trustworthy

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“We do not telemarket!”

Professional Window Cleaner now servicing the Selwyn area.

Flies Whitetail Spiders Wasps Cluster Flies Fleas

Certified Technician

Carpet, Vinyl & Timber Layer

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

For all your carpet, vinyl & timber floor requirements. P: 03 318 5142 M: 021 224 4746

TRADES SELWYN Signs, Free quotes & advice. Please contact Fred Maynard 329 7371 or 027 260 7628.

♦ 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.

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

Electrical Services Ltd Registered Master Electrician • • • • •

Domestic Commercial Servicing Alterations Phone/Data Wiring

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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:

• With the business operating for over 20 years, 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!

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali

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

You know you're from Canterbury when…….... ….somewhere in NZ there is a corner and blown into that corner are 2782 trampolines, 9326 plastic deck chairs & tables, 13426 plastic buckets, 15435 hats, 4 cats, a parrot and 24765789 empty wine bottles....... and my power & internet.

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