Malvern news 27thjune 2014

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Inside this issue: 20 Years of Service to the Community cont…. Piemaker’s TV Promo Black Tie Success Local Business Directory Citizens Advice Bureau Opens in Darfield 90 Years of Looking After the Locals Romanticada in Darfield Emotional Therapy Malvern Schools Cross Country Busy Term For Playcentre Children Synchronised Success Welcome to West Melton School Medals Galore from South Island Taekwondo Champs Initial Costume Disco Free Insulation and Curtains for Selwyn Darfield Community Market 21st Hunting Competition Ploughmen Compete Letter to the Editors Darfield Netball Update Diary A Ref’s Point of View Ex-Local Wearing the English Jersey Public Notices Classifieds Trades Email Column

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The Malvern Health and Community Welfare Trust marked its twentieth birthday on June 20th at a gathering of staff, along with past and present trustees. Founder Leith Creamer, Creamer longest serving staff member Vicki Mulholland and longest serving District Nurse Mary Roberts were each presented with bouquets. When the Darfield Medical Centre decided to discontinue the District Nursing Service in 1993 a number of locals led by Leith and the late J anice Collier organised a public meeting to address the Malvern nursing issue. 150 people attended with forty apologies. A health committee was formed to determine how future home care nursing services should be managed. The establishment committee included Selwyn District Mayor Bill Woods, Woods Rev. Ted Johnson, Johnson Helen Loe, Loe Maree Martin, Martin Ian Warren, Warren Jan Halliday and Glenda Stone. Stone The Malvern Health and Community Welfare Trust became incorporated on June 24th, 1994. The first trustees were Ian Warren (Chairman), Bill Woods, Glenda

District Nurses L to R: Vicki Mulholland, Robyn Macklin, Steph Wason, Belinda Mortlock, Gwen Heffernan, Kathy Muscroft- Taylor, Wendy Chamberlain, Helen Skurr. Front L to R: Mary Roberts, Leith Creamer. Stone, Stella Randle and Nicola Tripp. Tripp The Trust obtained the contract for both District Nursing and Personal Care. Prue Thorne and Gwen Heffernan were the District Nurses. Vicki Mulholland was the co-ordinator. Mary Roberts replaced Gwen in

1996, and is still District Nursing. Trust activities have included, health forums and seminars, subsidising community health initiatives, piloting an aged day care centre, a scholarship for tertiary health studies and providing a $220,000 loan to enable the new Darfield Medical Centre to be built.

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...continued from front page. In 2013 the Malvern Home Nursing Trust, which had been financing home nursing care at nights and over the weekends, became assimilated into the Malvern Health Trust providing

a very strong entity to deal with home nursing care. Mary Roberts said that twenty years ago very few people died in their homes; now care has enabled people to stay in their homes until the end.

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Trustees L to R: Hazel Wheeler, Lyndsay Jacobs, Ian Warren, Gwen Heffernan, Helen Skurr, Judith Pascoe, Diana Reid, Lorraine Clarkson, Alastair Frizzell, Vicki Mulholland, Bill Woods, Donald Wright. Front L to R: Nicky Tripp, Leith Creamer.

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The TV 1 programme Topp Country features Jools and Lynda Topp, Topp the kiwi iconic duo, as they make their way around New Zealand, meeting locals and discussing food, food, food. If anyone tuned into last Sunday’s screening they would have seen Malvern’s very own Hororata Café featured and focussing on the Café’s much sought after pies. The filming was done last year when The Hororata Café was making and selling the Hororata P ie, but the restrictive licence fee (these pies are now produced in a Christchurch factory) to continue with that venture meant the couple needed to dive rs ify and so the y

developed their own Butcher’s Pies! Following that decision they have never looked back and the Butcher’s Pie is not only their pride and joy, but it attracts customers from far and wide. The pair spent a great, full day, filming with Jools and Lynda Topp, and Diva Productions.

The programme made quite a mention of Jarnia and Jason having been together since their teenage years along with some shots of them at the time of their marriage etc. “It was a bit surreal to see our relationship on television but a

beautiful memory for us both,” commented Jarnia. “In the words of Jools Topp - ‘It's a miracle not a relationship!’,” Jarnia laughed. “We loved it all and when Jase was walking through a Christchu rch shopping mall during the week he was stopped a couple of times; ‘Hey you're that pie maker on TV last night. What a beautiful family you have!’.” “Already we have had email enquiries for deliveries around New Zealand from people wanting a real pie made by a butcher!”

The kitchen at the Hororata Café is filled to capacity with television personnel and onlookers. Jason Kupe (back to camera) talks to Jools and Lynda Topp.

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The Kirwee Rugby Club Black Tie Ball, held last weekend, proved to be a huge success. The event saw almost two hundred people, put on their glad rags and dance away the blues. The music for the evening was provided by the group ‘Puree’, deservedly known as one of Christchurch's top bands. The band was supplemented by ‘DJ Dwight’ which ensured continual music between live sets. The ball, held in the Kirwee Community Hall was a fundraiser for the Kirwee Rugby Club. The event raised approximately $5000 which will be used toward enhancing the outdoor area at the Kirwee Rugby Clubrooms. Of course a successful evening cannot happen without lots of organisation and help. This came in the form of a team who took responsibility for the whole event, and Bindy Grant, Amy Truscott, Cheryl Williams, Amy Jones and Janine Topham are to

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Cheryl Williams, Janine Topham, Amy Jones, Bindy Grant. Four of the five strong organising team for the hugely successful Kirwee Rugby Club, Black Tie Ball which was held at the Kirwee Hall last Saturday evening. be congratulated. The organisers sincerely thank o th er l o cal Clu bs an d organisations that supported the evening and provided services for the night. The Courtenay Tennis Club took care of the catering, Bar Staff were

provided by the Kirwee Bowling Club and the Kirwee Fire Brigade supplied the Courtesy Van. All in all a great night made more successful by the efficient organisation and community support.

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Watch for the upcoming, inaugural, local business directory - to be included in the News as a pull-out-and-keep addition to the newspaper. The initiative to include this directory comes from Sterling Accountants who have been proactive in the area approaching businesses for inclusion, as well as organising and facilitating the extremely successful and well attended Malvern Business Association meetings. At the time of going to print there were one or two spaces still available for the directory - the minimal cost charged gives advertisers a listing in this first edition, as well as a second to be published later in the year. Contact the News or Sterling Accountants to be included and watch for the pull-out coming to letterboxes soon.

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Following the Canterbury Earthquakes a group of volunteers formed for the purpose of meeting the needs and supporting the Darfield community. A Hub to provide food parcels, welcome packs and transportation was formed and the Citizens Advice Bureau acknowledge and thank those involved for all their good work, as well as their ongoing support in the community. Over time the needs of the community have shifted from physical suppor t toward needing know l edg e and information about how to access services and what their rights are. In 2013 Citizens Advice Bureau in Christchurch took four

hundred and twenty four calls from Selwyn residents. As a co ns equ en ce, th e l o cal community and Selwyn District Council have asked for a Citizens Advice Bureau service to be set up in the area. Citizen’s Advice will open in Darfield on July 1st at the Darfield Library and be open every Tuesday from 10am until 2pm to provide Selwyn people with better access to advice. As the need arises the hours will be extended. The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provides advice and support to help people know and understand their legal rights and responsibilities and to be able to use this

D ar f i eld ’s Fo u r S qu ar e Supermarket is not just a store to stock up on pantry fillers, it doubles as a great catch-up place for busy shoppers - a chance for a quick chat to neighbours and colleagues while pushing the trolley round well-stocked aisles. Friendly, obliging staff at the Darfield store will not only endeavour to make customers’ shopping experiences pleasant, but they are also helpful, knowledgeable and happy to assist - be it to

information to resolve their questions, issues or problems. Volunteers take the time to listen to people, provide them with information and discuss with them options that fit their needs, on a wide range of topics. For example, consumer rights, education, training, e m p l o y m en t, b en ef i ts , budgeting, finance, tax, health, counselling, disputes, human rights, housing, tenancy, family, immigration, hobbies, sports and social activities. CAB also stock a wide variety of pamphlets on: Consumer Rights (Goods and Services), Dividing up Relationship Property, What happens to your children when you part?

get the groceries to the car, or to order something not currently stocked. July 4th, 2014 marks ninety years of the Four Square brand and to celebrate this fact one ‘Mini’ car is to be won by a lucky shopper from throughout New Zealand. This is an online only promotion and customers need to register details of their till r e c e i p t s o n l in e a t - however they can enter as many times as they shop!

Mollie Howarth the Christchurch Area Co-ordinator commented, “correct advice allows you to make informed decisions and actions which can result in you achieving better outcomes. When you have a concern contact Citizens Advice.”

“We make no apologies when we say we want the Mini to go to a South Island customer,” laughed Darfield Supermarket owners Kelvin and Delwyn Taege. Taege “It would be even more fantastic if one of our customers were to receive it and staff are geared up to assist with making this happen. The more times you come to the store and make a purchase, the more chances you have of winning.” Customers should also watch for the celebratory cake tins, free

Come and join in our Celebration Day at Darfield Four Square on the

4th July, 11am - 2pm Birthday Cake • Spot prizes • In-store Sampling • Sausage Sizzle Cake Tin Giveaway • Babies born on this day will receive a voucher

To speak to someone from Citizens Advice: Open from July 1st between 10am - 2pm and every Tuesday thereafter. Alternatively to receive a pamphlet or speak to someone phone 317 3438 or 318 7645 or visit

Mollie Howarth the Christchurch Area Co-ordinator who has been pivotal in overseeing the establishment of Citizens Advice in Darfield.

with a $30 or more purchase (not for sale separately). Four Square babies have long been acknowledged and this year those proven to be born on July 4th, will receive shopping vouchers. D ar fi eld Fou r Squ ar e Supermarket is well and truly getting behind the birthday celebrations with a cake, sausage sizzle and spot prizes - see advertisement in this issue for full details of this. The household name Four Square emerged in the 1920s when the Foodstuffs grocery buying co-operative became concerned at the activities of the grocery chain stores of the day making life difficult for Auckland’s independent grocers. The name Four Square emerged on the 4th of July 1924, when Foodstuff's founder, while talking on the telephone, drew a square around the four of the date on h is calen dar. H e immediately realised he had a suitable name for the buying group, stating that, "they would stand 'Four Square' to all the winds that blew". By the end of 1924 products were appearing under the Four Square name, and by 1929, discussions were underway on the use of a common branding on stores. Early versions of the Four

Square sign were produced in the form of red and gold hand painted glass panels for display in members' stores. In 1925, and after a series of meetings, a co-operative buying group of independent grocers came together to form the buying group company, Foodstuffs Ltd. This eventually became the first of three regional co-operatives based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and which now form the Foodstuffs group. During the 1950's the Fo o ds tuf fs ad ver ti s i n g department designed the famous Four Square man who initially appeared only in newspaper advertising and posters, but was developed to become part of the Four Square identity, appearing in every Four Square store and eventually b ecoming a nationally recognised icon in New Zealand.

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Romanticada who will be playing at Trinity Church, Darfield. Tim Emerson, Cathy Irons and David Mueller-Cajar Former Kirwee resident and Darfield High School student David MuellerMueller-Cajar is set to return to the local area, and perform in a concert at the Trinity Church with Romanticada. The dynamic Christchurch trio plan to present an exciting romantic repertoire, showcasing the violin, French horn and piano. David began learning the French horn at Darfield High School, before going on to Burnside High where he entered th e Sp ecialis t M us ic Programme. In 2009 David graduated with a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) in composition and p er f o r m an ce, f ro m th e University of Canterbury. David furthered his studies at the Rostock Conservatoire of Theatre and Music in Germany, under world-famous Professor Michael Hoeltzel. Hoeltzel In 2012 David had the fantastic opportunity of debuting at the Carnegie Hall in New York with the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra. David is at present based in Christchurch and performs regularly with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and also gives solo performances around the Canterbury region. He has

recently joined forces with Schumann, as well as a piece violinist Cathy Irons and pianist composed by David himself. Tim Emerson to form the trio Romanticada. Full details of the event are Romanticada will play a available at selection of pieces by Brahms,

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Students from local primary schools along with years 7 and 8 Darfield high School students represented Malvern at the Canterbury Primary Schools’ cross country, held at Halswell Quarry Park, on Wednesday June 18th. Placed in the top ten were Tom Ruwhiu from Kirwee in the year five boys’ race, Tom finished in 9th place and Ethan Rose from Glentunnel School in the year six boys’ race, who finished in sixth place. Both boys will now represent Canterbury in an Inter-regional Cross Country Competition

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The children of Darfield Playcentre have had a busy term, wi th a focus on ‘community’. The children have had many outings into their local area with the chance to meet new people and learn about what their community has to offer. One of these visits was to the Darfield Police Station where the children listened to the duty officer explain his role and show them around the cells and inside the Police car, as well as showing them the Police issue taser and gun. Darfield has many activities on offer for toddlers, and one which was thoroughly enjoyed by the children of Darfield Playcentre was storytime at the Darfield Library. The children listened and participated in the farmyard theme, singing songs and listening to stories. More recently some of the Playcentre families practised what they’ve learnt about road safety as they walked down to the Darfield Art Gallery. It was an especially exciting trip for some children as there were works by two of the parents on display. Autumn

is always a fun time of year for toddlers and the parents at Playcentre have made the most of this season by offering interesting arts and crafts activities based around autumn. Some of the older children have also been focussing on weather, looking at the colours of the rainbow, different types of

weather and creating wild weather pictures. Darfield Playcentre is pleased to welcome a number of new families this term and they warmly welcome any future new families, please refer to their advertisement, alongside, for session times.

Luka enjoying one of the many activities that Darfield Playcentre has to offer.

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DARFIELD On Saturday and Sunday, June 21s t and 22nd, seven synchronised swimmers from the Small Strokes Synchro Club competed in the South Island Ch ampi onsh ips, h eld i n Dunedin. The Small Strokes Dolphin team was placed second in their section and its members: Tia Betteridge, Betteridge Samantha Asher, Asher Lauren Small, Small Alessandra Ward and Hayley Small - were extremely pleased with their result. The figure competition was a tough section with twenty one competitors vying for honours. Small Strokes’ swimmers produced very creditabl e results with Lauren Small (third), Nina Weir (fifth) and Alessandra Ward (seventh). Also swimming well were: Tia Betteridge, Betteridge Morgan Bianchet, Bianchet Samantha Asher and Hayley Small. Small “For their first competition the experience was so valuable and everyone is looking forward to working hard for next year,” said Small Strokes Swim School owner, Joan Billings. Billings

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Korben Murray, Fenton Dawson and Caleb Murray of Oxford Alpine Taekwondo Club, with the medals which they recently won at the South Island Taekwondo Championships in Invercargill. Local Darfield Primary School student Fenton Dawson recently attended the South Island Taekwondo Champion-

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ships, that were held in Invercargill on June 7th. F e n t on a t t e n de d t h e championships with the Oxford Alpine Taekwondo Club, of which he is a member. Club members achieved well against competitors of their own ages, weights and heights. The competition consisted of the poomsae class (which is a set routine) and a fighting class (three one minute rounds). Competitors gain points by double kicking their opponent.

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When Darfield Baptist Youth Group held a disco last Friday, the directive for those planning to attend was to dress in a costume that began with the same initial as the name of the wearer. The youth of Malvern embraced the idea with some very innovative costumes on display. Above: Jessica Neville (J) as Jesus and Kate Meder (K) as the Karate Kid.

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Warm homes keep people healthy; but it can be a struggle to keep the house warm over winter especially when a family is surviving on a low income. Community Energy Action Charitable Trust can help to make homes warmer, and they service all of Canterbury, allowing the trust to travel out to the Selwyn District. •

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Free insulation is available for all Selwyn households with a Community Services Card who have either children seventeen years and under, are over 65, or have a health condition. Both tenants (but not Housing NZ) and homeowners qualify. $1,350 funding towards a heat pump, if primary heating is inadequate, is also available for Community Services Card holders. See website for further details. • Anyone without a Community Services Card, can still get insulation through Community Energy Action and while no subsidies are available any surpluses made, go back into their charitable programmes.

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Free and independent energy advice is available over the phone through the Energy A d vi ce S er vi ce. An yon e struggling with power bills or • Get insulation checked! who would like to save money on If insulation was installed before electricity, should contact them. 2000, it should be checked. Old Call toll-free on 0800 GET WARM insulation can often do with a • DIY window insulation top-up. Community Energy If double glazing is unaffordable, Action will do a free check. DIY window insulation (from $30/ • Free curtains pack) can help. It has similar Windows are the weakest link in insulation properties as some a house when it comes to double glazing and is nonretaining heat and a lot of heat permanent so is also suitable for is lost through single panes. A rental properties. good curtain and track system • Want more daily winter warm can be as good (or better!) than tips? double glazing. Free recycled curtains are Go to their Facebook page: available through the Curtain Bank. A Community Services communityEnergyAction Card is not required and all

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One of the key decisions taken at the Darfield Farmers Market AGM was to change the name of the market to reflect that it is open to all-comers and all types of goods, not just people from the rural community wishing to sell their produce. Casual stall fees will continue to be $10. On payment of a $5 annual membership fee, weekly stall fees reduce to $5. Another key change is that anyone wishing to hold a car boot sale may do so at any Market for the usual $5 fee, although only the car boot sales on the first Saturday of the month will be promoted.

For people who can’t attend the market in person or have limited goods to sell, there is a community stall where they can leave their priced goods. The only condition is that they must arrange to pick up their takings and unsold items at the end of the day. The Market will take no responsibility for uncollected money or goods. The Market will continue to be held at Darfield on a weekly basis. Collaboration with other markets will be explored, in a bid to get more stalls and wider variety of goods. Rather than go indoors on wet days, the market will investigate

the purchase of some large gazebos to erect in the nearby Dentist’s carpark. Contact details for the market are on the Darfield Farmers’ Market Facebook page or talk to Fiona at the market.

Selwyn District Council staff took part in a civil defence exercise recently to test their ability to cope with a significant weather event. Exercise Pandora was based on major rainfall affecting most of the district. In the exercise, around twenty Council staff and several community response teams practised activating the Council’s Emergency Operations

Centre (EOC) to respond to the impact of rural communities being cut off by slips, towns requiring evacuation, power outages, flooding and water supply problems. Selwyn Civil Defence and E m er g en c y O p e r a t i o n s Controller Douglas Marshall said, “the exercise gave Council staff the opportunity to activate the EOC in Rolleston to practise

how response to a significant weather event could be coordinated. By practising how to respond to such an event, we can ensure the people involved have a chance to familiarise themselves with the EOC environment and think through the different aspects of emergency response so they are better prepared to cope with a real emergency,” commented Douglas. The exercise is the latest in a series of emergency response exercises the Council has participated in. “Last year we took part in an exercise where we were required to respond to a large earthquake affecting the West Coast,” Douglas said. “Selwyn covers a very large area and there are a number of emergencies that may need to be responded to, so it’s good for staff to be prepared for a variety of scenarios through training.” Douglas concluded.

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Friday 25th July till 2pm, Sun 27th July, 2014 Coalgate Tavern $40 per person (not per party) Weigh-in: 11am - 2pm, Sun 27th July 2014

Hundreds of Spot Prizes including a CENTRE FIRE RIFLE from Hunting & Fishing NZ to give away

The Malvern Game Hunters is set to get its twenty first annual Hunting Competition underway on the weekend of July 25-27th, 2014. Billed as the largest hunting competition in the South Island, organisers are once again expecting a large number of entries. The competition will begin on Friday, July 25th and will run through to 2pm on Sunday, July 27th. Weigh-in will be held at the Coalgate Tavern on Sunday, between 11am and 2pm, followed by the prizegiving. As in previous years, a large number of quality Spot Prizes are on offer, including a Centre Fire Rifle from Hunting & Fishing NZ. These are over and above the monetary prizes available for the heaviest Boar, Chamois, Stag, Thar and Wallaby and the best Douglas scores for Chamois, Stag, Thar, Tusks and Average Boar Weight. There are also prizes for the most rabbits, hares and possums shot by an individual. One of the drawcard events at the final weigh-in will undoubtedly be the Open Pig Carrying competition for men and women (2pm start), plus the wallaby carrying competition for children. A perennial favourite and always a good photo opportunity, the competitions are expected to be fiercely contested and create much spectator interest from the expected large crowd in attendance.

ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 18th JULY ‘14 All paid entries received by Friday 11th July 2014 go into the Early Entry Prize Draw Extra entry forms can be collected from the Malvern News office in Darfield or by emailing

Post entries & cheques to:

Malvern Game Hunters Club


ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________

PO Box 70, Darfield 7541 Enquires: 027 433 9134 027 323 2229 or email:


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Th e Cou r tenay Pap aru a Ploughing Association’s 147th annual qualifying match was held on the property of the late N.D. Thomas just outside Kirwee, on a balmy winter solstice day (last weekend). There was an extremely strong field competing, with thirty one ploughmen taking part, over four classes. Two of whom will now go on to compete at the National finals to be held next year, at Palmerston South. From there two Silver Plough competitors will qualify to r ep r es en t N ew Z eal an d in the World Ploughing Championships. In 2017 Courtenay will host the National final which will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Courtenay Paparua Ploughing Association in fine style.

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EXPERIENCED ARBORIST & CLIMBER John Royle Pres. Courtenay Paparoa Ploughing Assn, Jeff Cridge with the Challenge Cup presented by the ladies of Hororata Ploughing Match District for best work done by a ploughman of the District in 1914 (100 years ago). The first person to win it was E.W.R Leslie of Waddington in 1914.

other two had already qualified Results from last weekend’s at previous matches). qualifying match: Vintage Championship Case IH conventional & CRT 1: Bruce Cameron - Temuka Fuels Reversible Silver Plough 2:= Pierce Watson - Ashburton class: 2:= Morris Miller - Ashburton 1: Mark Dillion - Riversdale Qualified Bill Ward - Rangiora 2: Bob Mehrtens - Timaru (rev) Open Plain 3: J eff Cridge - Pres. Court/Pap 1: Bill Skurr - Oxford Assn - qualified for finals. (The

The information and opinions published are not necessarily those of the Malvern News proprietors. The final approval of letters for print, rests with the editors. (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: In reference to the Police Report in the Malvern News, Friday, June 13th, 2014. We wish to bring attention to a number of incidents relating to the illegal and irresponsible hunting, killing and maiming of our Limousin cattle, in and around the airstrip in the Dalethorpe Forest, above Russell's Flat. ‘Flagpole’ has an agreement with Rayonier/Matariki Forests to graze cattle within this forest. Since October 2013 we have found seven stud cows and one calf that have been shot, killed and left to rot, with no sign of any meat being taken. Recently a very distressed cow was treated, by the local vet for an horrendous hip gunshot wound, with mangled and broken bones having to be removed. The area is being put under close surveillance with cameras being strategically located. Any hunters going into the area without having gained permission from Rayonier, will be checked. The Darfield Police are interested in talking to anyone who has any information regarding the cruel and senseless shooting of these cattle, which is encroaching on our livelihood. Let us reiterate the police warnings that if anyone is caught a maximum fine of $100,000 or two years jail will be imposed. This is outright poaching and slaughtering of domestic stock for the sheer hell of it!

Warrick & CeCe James, ‘Flagpole’ - Selwyn Gorge

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Farmers class 1: Simon Reed 2: Matthew Reed Th e Cou r tenay Pap aru a Ploughing Association are extremely appreciative of their many sponsors and supporters who assisted by donating money or prizes toward the event. This along with the organising committee’s hard work all made for an extremely successful day.


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Results 21st June 2014 MOD Competition - Stableford 1st Adam Hayward & Dean Rutter 76 2nd James Shipley & Henry Shipley 74 3rd Marilyn Harris & Kath Adams 69 4th Graham Gough & Wayne Watson 69 Twos: James Shipley, Wayne Watson, Bevan Sounness Women’s Longest Drive: Laurie Black Men’s Longest Drive: Peter Miller Closest to Pin #3 - Darfield Food Centre: D Rutter # 9 - Donated Bottle of Wine: B Souness # 13 - Terrace Winebar: H Shipley # 17 - Chalmers Construction: D Rutter Longest Putt: #18 Spons by Beaurepaires Darfield: Jim Magnall

S RESULT e 21 Jun Men's Pres. B Malvern vs Ferrymead Bays: 2-3 14th Grade Malvern - FC Twenty Steel: 2-1 Jacob Buck (2) 10th Grade Selwyn UFC Red - Malvern:0-3 Jenny Walter (3) 9th Grade Selwyn Keas - Malv Sharks: 3-3 Blake McInerney, Liam Morris, Samuel Hadfield Malv Dragons - Selw Ravens: 6-0 Hayden de Burger (4), Vincent Sanderson, Liam Kelk

Results - Ladies Golf 24th June 2014 LGU, 4th Rnd A Begg Trophy Best Gross Silver: D Macdonald 84 Bronze A: 96 A Yvonne Boulton Bronze B: 115 B Julie Cameron Match of the DayDay-LGU Yvonne Boulton 96-24-72 Jan Redfern 91-19-72 Cheryl Hewitt 96-20-76 Crisie Banks 98-20-78 Marie Michael 98-19-79 Putting 0-24.5 Yvonne Boulton 26 24.6-40.4 Jenny Pearson 28 9 Holes - Stableford Janice Collins 15 Annette Scott 14 Mark Thomson 12 Avis Sutherland 11 Nearest Pin: #3 Sharpies Golf Not struck #9 Darfield Food Centre Cheryl Hewitt Longest Putt: Janette Adams

• Senior Finals Day (Darfield): 9th Aug • Junior Finals Day (Rolleston): 17th Aug • Junior Prize Giving: 22nd August • Senior Prize Giving: 30th August • Fishing Competition: 17-18th Oct

Already the 2014 season is almost half way through. This season the Darfield Netball Club is pleased to have eight senior teams, five primary aged teams, and an enthusiastic bunch of new Junior netballers (in school years one to four). The Club congratulate those players that have gained selection to the various Malvern representative teams across the age groups. With this number of teams comes the need for coaches and managers. The Club greatly appreciates the support of all of the returning and new coaches/ managers, who give up their time. We are also very lucky to continue to receive generous support from sponsors - thank you. In addition to the normal seasonal matters, the Club is also preparing to host a function for past/present Club members and supporters to celebrate our 50th anniversary on Saturday, July 26th. In 1964 a group of local women made the decision to form a ‘basketball team’ under the Darfield banner. Out came the dark blue gym frocks, red cotton shirts, red cord for the belt, white socks and the black basketball boots. So began the

existence of the Darfield Netball Club. Registrations are currently being taken, however we would love to see more of you. For more information on the Club or registrations for the reunion, please visit our website

w w w . sp o r tsg r ou n d. co .n z / darfieldnetball Good luck to all teams for the remainder of the season!

Victoria Leech Acting President Darfield Netball Club

Tatiana Little from Darfield Dragons putting up a shot against Kirwee Strikers.

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DATES TO REMEMBER 27th June 28th June 28th June 28th June 28th June 30th June 1st July 1st July 1st July 3rd July 4th July 4th July 4th July 5th July 5th July 5th July 7th July 9th July 11th July 12th July 15th July 16th July 16th July 18th July 18th July 19th July 24th July 25th July 26th July 26th July 27th July

10:00am 10:00am 8:00pm 9:00pm 6:30pm 10:00am 1:00pm 7:30pm 10:00am 11:00am 1:30pm 10:00am 10:00am 7:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 10:00am 10:00am 7:30am 9:00am 10:00am 10:00am 1:00pm

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Clear The Ear Microsuction Clinic Darfield Farmers Market Cheese Making Workshop (Camembert, Feta)

Darfield Hospital Next to CRT, Darfield Mingary Farm, Oxford

Live Entertainment Live Music ‘Unfinished Business’ Malvern Enviro Group Discussion Evening Darfield Plunket and Toy Library Malvern News Advertising Deadline Darfield Preschool and Nursery AGM PrimaryITO ‘Dealing with Dairy Effluent’ Course Cheese Making Workshop (Ricotta, Feta) Celebration Day ‘90 years strong’ Darfield Bowling Club Euchre Card Afternoon Darfield Plunket and Toy Library Darfield Farmers Market and Car Boot Sale DRFC - Amish Mafia Fundraiser Night Darfield Hospital Antenatal Classes Commence PrimaryITO ‘Dairy Cattle Breeding’ Course Darfield Div 2 Rugby & Darfield Hotel Quiz Night Cheese Making Workshop (Gouda, Ricotta) Darfield Plunket and Toy Library Biz Hub Meeting Sterling Accountants Cheese Making Workshop (Camembert, Feta) Entries close for the Malvern Game Hunters Comp. Darfield Plunket and Toy Library Rolleston News Advertising Deadline Malvern Game Hunters Competition Starts Darfield Netball Club 50 Year Reunion Cheese Making Workshop (Ricotta, Feta) Malvern Games Hunters weigh-in

West Melton Tavern Darfield Hotel Darfield Library Plunket Centre

Results - 21st June 2014 SENIOR A Darf Fusion Darf MIB’s Kir Senior Kir Black SENIOR B S/S Social Darf Cometz Darf Fauxpas SENIOR C S/M Shakers

24 38 48 29

S/S Snr Sth Mal Snr Kir Kaha Kir Klassix

54 34 24 71

25 38 19

Darf Illusion 17 S/S Stormers 13 Kir Soc 1 24


Darf Black M

13SENIOR SENIOR C S/M Social 19 Darf Rattlerz

45 22

Kir Dazzlers S/M Steelers Kir Strikers

17 6 3

Darf Destroyerz 4

Darf Sting PRIMARY A S/M Stingers 18 Darf Dragons 19 Darf Smashers23 PRIMARY B S/S Prim B Darf Tigers 22

Kirwee Shooters S/M Sherbetz 2

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Dunsandel Mingary Farm, Oxford Darfield 4 Square Darfield Bowling Club Plunket Centre Next to CRT, Darfield Darfield Rugby Clubrooms McMillan Street, Darfield Dunsandel Darfield Hotel, Sth Terrace Mingary Farm, Oxford Plunket Centre Terrace Bar & Restaurant Darfield Library Mingary Farm, Oxford Plunket Centre Darfield Recreation Centre Mingary Farm, Oxford Coalgate Tavern

Draw - 28th June 2014 TIM E


9:00 Promotion/ am Relegation

Darfield Fusion V Darfield Cometz 10:am SENIOR A Shef/Spring Snr v Kir Black 11.40 SENIOR A am Kir Klassix v Darfield MiB’s 1:10 SENIOR A pm Kir Snr v Winner of P/R Match











SENIOR C 10 Darf Sting am SENIOR C v Darf Rattlerz S/M Social v SENIOR C 11 S/M Shakers am Kir Dazzlers 11am SENIOR B v Kir Soc 2 Darf Destroyerz v SENIOR B 12 S/S Bulls noon S/S Stormers V 12 SENIOR B noon Darf Fauxpas S/S Social SENIOR C V 1pm Sth/Mal Stingers Runner up in v P/R 1.10 Dar B Magic SENIOR A pm SENIOR B Sth Mal Snr 2pm Darf Illusion v V Kir Kaha Kir Soc 1 10am

PRIMARY B Darfield Force v Kirwee Shooters PRIMARY B Darfield Tigers v S/S Prim B PRIMARY A Darf Smashers v Darfield Dragons PRIMARY A Kirwee Strikers v Sth/Mal Steelers

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RESULTS - Saturday 21st June 2014 DIVISION 1 - FINAL Waihora 17 v Lincoln 18 DIVISION 1 - 3RD & 4TH PLAY OFF Rakaia 20 v Methven 9 DIVISION 1 - PLAY OFFS Southbridge 39 v Burn/Duns/Irwell 6 Glenmark Win v Darfield Default DIVISION 1 - PLATE Ashley 26 v Prebbleton 17 Celtic 26 v Saracens 7 DIVISION 1 - BOWL Oxford 26 v Ohoka 38 Kaiapoi 21 v West Melton 18 Southern 39 v Hampstead 20 DIVISION 2 Springston Win v West Melton Default Darfield 60 v Selwyn 0 Hornby 8 v Kirwee 25 Prebbleton 15 v Burn/Duns/Irwell 25 DIVISION 3 Kirwee 29 v Springston 29 Burn/Duns/Irwell 3 v Lincoln 20 COLTS - RND 2 SECTION 2 Lincoln 8 v West Melton 30 Darfield 15 v Springston 45 Kirwee bye UNDER 18: MalComb 27 v Waihora 24 Spngstn/Sthbrge21v Meth/Allen/Rak 21 UNDER 16: Ashley 17 v Oxford 19 Malvern Combined 35 v Lincoln 46

UNDER 14.5 Prebbleton 70 v Malvern Combined 19 West Melton 24 v Waihora 74 Lincoln 32 v Duns/Sthbr/Leest/Irwell 12 UNDER 13: West Melton 62 v Lincoln 12 Waihora 32 v Duns/Irwell/Leeston 12 Prebbleton Blue Win v Darfield Default UNDER 11.5 Duns/Irw/Spngst 5 v Selwyn/Sheffield 20 West Melton 55 v Prebbleton Blue 0 Darfield/Kirwee bye UNDER 10 West Melton Gold 0 v Prebbleton Blue 55 Selwyn 40 v Dunsandel/Irwell Black 30 Prebb Black 0 v West Melton Blue 55 West Melton White 10 v Kirwee 45 Darfield 60 v Dunsandel/Irwell White 10 U8.5: West Mel Gold 45 v Prebb Black 20 Darfield Red 15 v Kirwee 45 Lincoln Black 70 v West Melton Blue 15 U7 Duns/Irw Blue 55 v West Melton White 70 Kirwee Black 45 v Kirwee White 45 West Melton Red 40 v Kirwee Red 45 Kirwee Gold 35 v West Melton Black 40 Darfield Red 50 v Selwyn Black 60 Darfield Blue 60 v Duns/Irwell Black 60 Lincoln Red 65 v West Melton Green 65 West Melton Gold 85 v Lincoln Black 35 Prebbleton 8 50 v West Melton Blue 50

DRAW - Saturday 28th June 2014 Home team named first. This is the correct draw from the supplier at the time of going to print. DIVISION 1: Roll Gold v West Melton Roll 11.00am Darfield v Burn/Dun/Irw Darfield 2.45pm Darfield v Prebb White Darf 12.00pm West Melton v Sthbdge WM 2.45pm UNDER 11.5: Waihora v Prebbleton Tai Tap 2.45pm Roll Gold v Selwyn/Sheff Roll 12.30pm Lincoln bye Dun/Irw/Stn v Dar/Kirw Spgtn 12.30pm DIVISION 2: UNDER 10: Selwyn v. West Melton Selwyn 2.45pm Prebb White v WM Gold Prebb 12.30pm Kirwee v Darfield Kirwee 2.45pm Dun/Irw Blck v Preb Yllw Duns 12.40pm Sthbdge v Burn/Dun/Irw Sthbdg 1.00pm WM Blue v Selwyn WM 10.30am DIVISION 3: Prebb Green v WM White Prebb 12.00pm Spngstn v Burn/Dun/Irw Spgstn 2.45pm Dun/Irw W v Prebb Blck Duns 11.40am Waihora v Kirwee Tai Tap 1.00pm Kirwee v Roll Gold Kirw 11.00am COLTS - ROUND 2 SECTION 2: Linc Black v Darfield Linc 11.00am West Melton v Kirwee WM 1.00pm UNDER 8.5: WOMENS - TROPHY: Dun/Irw v Preb Red Duns 10.40am HSOB v Duns/Irwell B Deans1.00pm Darfield Red v WM Gold Darfield 10.30am WOMENS - PLATE: Rolleston Red v WM Blue Roll 11.00am Suburbs v Horn/WM Hn Hay 2.45pm Prebb Green v Kirwee Prebb 10.30am UNDER 18: UNDER 7: Mth/Allen/Rak v Malvern Methvn 1.00pm Dun/Irw Blue v Kir Blck Duns 9.50am UNDER 16: Sheffield v WM White Sheff 10.30am Malvern v West Melton Darfield 1.30pm Kirwee White v WM Red Kirwee 9.00am Harlequins v Oxford TBC 1.00pm WM Black v Sel Green WM 10.20am UNDER 14.5: Kirwee Red v Darf Red Kirw 10.00am Lincoln v West Melton Lincoln 1.00pm Dun/Irw Black v Kir Gold Duns 9.00am Malv v Dun/Sthb/Lee/Irw Darf 12.30pm Selwyn Black v Darf Blue Selw 10.30am UNDER 13 : Prebb 4 v WM Green Prebb 11.30am Dun/Irw/Lee v Roll Black Duns 12.00pm Linc Blue v WM Gold Lincoln 9.00am WM Blue v Prebbleton WM 9.30am

Michael Paterson, formerly of Hororata, returned to play ru gby in C h rist ch u rc h recently. However Michael pulled on a white English je rs ey rathe r th an a Crusaders or an All Black one, as people might have imagined . Michael who grew up in the area and attended Hororata Prima ry Sch ool, bega n playing rugby in the fourth form at Christ’s College.

Since those first days on the rugby pitch, he has played for the New Zealand U21 team, and both the Crusaders and the H urrica nes bef ore deciding to try his rugby skills in the northern hemisphere. Michael, headed for Wales where he played for Cardiff Blues, before heading to the premiership club Sale Sharks last season. Michael who was called up to play for England against the

Local rugby referee Marty Gameson has recently achieved the milestone of refereeing 100 Div I Rugby Games, and has also been selected as one of the top four referees for the Luisetti Seeds Div I competition. Marty comments - with a smile: “In my role as immediate past Convenor of the Ellesmere Rugby Referees (for three years) and current Chairman of the Canterbury Rugby Referees Association. I have been working hard in the past few years to grow the referee base in this area…. I am proud to say we currently have four young referees at DHS and I’m not stopping there! “I do often think that the success and failure of the players and Clubs often overshadows the achievements of those people who make the contest possible. When was the last time you saw a referees appointment to a final (the highlight of their season) written up in the media. Sadly, that is the nature of the game and tabloids. To be fair, referees don’t attract attention unless they make a controversial decision or mistakes. “After a good twenty years of playing rugby, I picked up the whistle fifteen years ago (I know that makes me really old) refereeing is my sport! I train as hard as a rugby player (often harder) and when I get too close to the play, I bruise just like they do. I was once told that you have to be as fit as that super sub (Jonah Jonah Lomu) Lomu put onto the field in the 79th minute - you can’t sub the ref off the field when the going gets tough; or the opposition gain

Barbarians at the beginning of June, headed to New Zealand to visit family after this cap. It was while Michael was here in New Zealand that he got the surprise call from Stuart Lancaster the English coach,, to ask if he would join the England camp for the rest of the tour of New Zealand.

Michael Paterson formerly of Hororata, played against the Crusaders for England, in Christchurch, recently.

Local rugby referee Marty Gameson with his latest trophies. dominance! “It’s true referees don’t have many friends; often after a game, half the crowd want to congratulate you and the other half want to mug you in the car park! If it’s a draw it’s really confusing! It still amazes me that we are often blamed for a simple knock-on or hand in the ruck, but no mention is made of the three tackles the winger missed along the sideline that led to a try, or the two missed penalties right out in front of the posts. “A funny story - a few weeks ago I had a team two weeks in a row. In the first game I was pretty hard on them with penalties, but to be fair I also gifted them a few sitters in front of the posts, which they missed. On realising that they had me again the next week, the captain came up to me

before the game and said jokingly, “Ref are you going to go a little easier this week with the penalties?” I replied by saying, “probably not, but I’ll kick your penalties for you this week, if that makes it any easier for you to win!” “If I was cynical I would say that our biggest critics live on the sidelines - they just can’t help themselves! When the players are young, it’s their mums; as teenagers it’s their girlfriends, and as adults, it’s their coaches. I guess the difference between me and them is that I watch the game from a couple of metres away, not a couple of hundred metres, I have read the rule book, sat the exams and view the whole game, not just what’s happening around the ball.”

Friday 27th June 2014


PUBLIC NOTICES 1D Cardale Street Darfield Phone 03 318 8836

AGM - Tuesday 1st July, 7:30pm at the preschool. All Welcome.

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Phone Julie 029 288 3442 PUBLIC NOTICES


CAR BOOT SALE at Darfield AIR conditioning repairs, Far m er s M ar k e t. S at re-gassing and installation on 5th July, 10:00am - 1:00pm. trucks, tractors, combines, $ 5 p er car. Con tact: forestry and earthmoving darfieldfarmersmarket@gmail. equipment. Fully equipped service vehicle including hosecom or find us on facebook. making. Over 40 years experience. Contact Ken at North Canterbury Auto Air. Please phone 0274 341 260 or workshop 03 313 6785. AUTOMOTIVE

• WOF while you wait • Full mechanical repairs

Commencing Friday 4th July 1:30pm Darfield Bowling Club Clinton Street

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Jones Road Auto 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston Phone 347 4020

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

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



ANGEL Cats Boarding Cattery, 13 segments of wooden Oxford. Individual rooms. Lots stained fence, offers. Phone of cuddles & loving care. 318 1566. Please phone 03 312 1452 CONVENTIONAL bales, meadow website: hay, this season. $5.50 each. email: Phone 03 347 3473. ENTRANCE glass and iron table CHURCH NOTICES with matching mirror. Excellent CHURCH of the Open Door, condition. Offers. Phone to Te Pirita. Where people learn view on 021 510 974. to have faith in God through HUSQVARNA ride-on mower the teaching of our Lord Jesus Model YTH2546, Nov 2009, Christ. Open 24/7. 354 hours. In ex condition, ser vi ced /gar aged /cl ean ed DOGS regularly. Available end of June. $3300. Ph 317 9518. OXFORD LUCERNE hay. Conv bales. Good quality. Kirwee area. $10 per BOARDING bale. Ph 318 1964. KENNELS PEASTRAW medium bales for And sale. Pick up or delivered. Doggy Day Care Phone 0274 369 400. 312 Kiri Kiri Rd, Oxford QUEEN bed excellent condition Ph Anne, Vern Dehumidifier, like new. Coffee or Gareth Whiting table 600 x 600, computer 03 312 3355 desk, coil heater, girls bike. 027 288 8724 Selling cheap - offers. Phone Open 7 days 021 065 5913. 9am-11am, 4pm-6pm RAINRAIN-DAMAGED lucerne hay. Great for garden mulch. Conv. DRIVEWAYS bales. Kirwee area. $4.50 per bale. Ph 318 1964. LIFESTYLE, LIFESTYLE farm tracks, yards RIMU oval dining table with and dairy lanes our speciality. matching dresser and 6 Screened rotten-rock, it’s local upholstered chairs. Excellent and lasts better. Springfield cond. Offers. Phone to view on Quarry phone 318 4132. 021 510 974. WOOD shavings - untreated, FENCING clean shavings suitable for SUMMERFIELD Fencing - in your horse stables, calving sheds, chicken houses and rabbit area now. Lifestyle. Farm. Sheep. Cattle. Horse. All types h u tch es. A vai l ab l e i n 3 of animals. Fences. Yards. 70L bags, 1m b al es (compressed) and bulk sheds. Arenas. Shelters. Runs. delivery. Phone 03 347 7352 27 yeas contract fencing. John is available to help with for more details. design and planning. Phone Carol and John Summerfield FIREWOOD & COAL 03 312 4747. DRY split bluegum and old man pine, 50/50 mix. $495 for 6 FIREWOOD & COAL cubic metres, delivered. Phone 022 647 6783. HORORATA Firewood, old man pine and willow, good supply. Buy now, quick delivery. Ph 318 0705 or 027 781 1492 & leave message. RK Firewood is back. Are you ready for winter? Available now - Old Man Pine, Bluegum & Oregon. All top quality, clean wood. Eftpos available. Please phone Rini Con tr acting 027 451 7300.




$40 PH 027 439 9116 GARDENS & LAWNS 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 027 202 4531 and leave a message

GIVEAWAY FREE horse manure – refresh your garden over winter with natural horse manure to get ready for spring planting. Contact Gael 0272 266 862. HOUSE TO LET EXECUTIVE Darfield country home, 4 bed, 3 bath, no land, $600pw. Ph 022 540 9050. 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 LAWNMOWING

Ph 318 1530

AC & EA WAKELIN FIREWOOD SUPPLIERS Phone 03 318 1484 or 021 260 4520 (Certified truck for measurement)

• 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

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Friday 27th June 2014 MOTORCYCLES HONDA CRF 80, 2007. Good condition. $2,300. Phone 318 3685 or 021 062 2788.



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MIGHTY Mix Natural Dog Food. N atu r al & who l esom e. Premium nutrition. Cost effective, NZ Made. No artificial colours or preservatives. Frozen concentrate & biscuits. Now available from your local agent. Sue Neale 347 6702 or 021 207 0421,

Purebred Labrador Puppies For Sale 4 black males. Ready for their new homes now. Wormed & vaccinated. For more details phone 021 0201 5303. 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 SITUATIONS VACANT

I offer complimentary appraisals providing you with the facts so you make the right choices.



KARADEAN COURT LIFECARE Registered Nurse Position A vacancy has arisen in our 54 bed Rest Home and Hospital for a Part Time Registered Nurse. For an application form please contact Mary 03 312 4891 or email: Applications to: Mary van der Veldt by 4th July 2014.

Phone Jo Counsell 021 364 664 or 03 318 7072 a/h

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

Senior Stylist Full-time position available. Apply to Lisa at the salon. • Darfield: 5 Pearson Street, a new spacious family home offering open plan living, separate lounge, four bedrooms, two bathrooms an office and double garage. This property looks out over rural land with mountain views. For reduced sale: $535.000 • Darfield: 18 Oakden Drive, Very cute rustic home nestled in easy care garden, open plan 3 bedrooms, single garage. Walking distance to schools. For sale: $450.000 • Weedons: Stunning new 380m2 home on 8 hectares of land, paddocks deer fenced with cattle yards and five bay [2 bays lock up] shed with 3ph power. Home offers large open plan kitchen/butlers pantry/dining and family, sep lounge, sep rumpus room, four bedrooms, office three bathrooms. Huge deck area. 3/1215 Main South Road. For Sale: $1,630,000 • Dunsandel/Hororata [new] 11.555 ha, 6.5 ha in pines. Stunning 2 bedroom, open plan rustic cottage, 3 bay fully lockable shed, small set sheep yards. An immaculate property. For sale: $575.000 + GST [if any]

Min Cookson 027 249 5417 03 347 9944 SITUATIONS VACANT



Full time position available Darfield workshop. Duties are varied, but will include, general engineering and on-site Hydraulic Hose servicing. We are looking to employ a person who: • Is trade qualified. • Is an excellent welder - Arc, Mig & Tig (Aluminium & stainless an advantage) • Has basic machining knowledge (lathe, mill) • Has good general knowledge of machinery & hydraulics. • Has a good understanding of workplace safety. • Is able to work both unsupervised and as part of our close knit team. • Has good verbal and written communication skills • Has a full NZ driver’s licence Our workplace is and Drug & Alcohol testing will be required on occasion. Remuneration will be determined by experience and qualifications, and will be discussed at interview stage. If interested, send a hand written application and a copy of your current CV to: Agman Engineering Limited, PO Box 43029, Darfield 7541

Due to our current club secretary retiring, we are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable person to help in the running of the club

Community Support Workers

Duties vary depending on the time of the year, but you will become part of a fantastic committee who are always willing to help out

NZCare Group is one of the largest providers of support services to people with an intellectual disability.

Parties interested in this role should apply in confidence by way of email, in the first instance, to the DRFC President

We are seeking dedicated, enthusiastic people to work as full time, part time, and casual Community Support Workers across our services in Christchurch.

DRFC President - Brent Chamberlain Email: All applicants should be in by the 18th July 2014

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 Ge orgia Fretwell on 03 363 2815 for further

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Woodshack Kitchens require a casual labourer to assist with kitchen cabinet assembly. Please phone Mark on 03 318 8663

Office Person Selwyn/Rakaia Veterinary Services requires an office person for our Darfield branch. Hours 9am to 4pm Mon - Fri To be successful in this role you require excellent customer service skills, be accurate, honest, reliable, enthusiastic and computer literate. Email CV to: Applications close Friday 4th July 2014




Vacancy: Fonterra Darfield Casual Environmental Operator At Fonterra Darfield we process 6.6 million litres of milk per day through the peak season through our state of the art facilities producing 220,000 tonnes Milk Powder annually. We are committed to environmental sustainability and preserving the beautiful vistas of Canterbury and the Darfield region. We are looking for a casual/on-call Environmental (Wastewater/Irrigation) Operator to join the team at Fonterra Darfield. With a strong focus on Health & Safety, you will be a dedicated and committed person with mechanical aptitude and an ability to identify problems and provide solutions. In this permanent casual role, you will be required to work 1-2 days per month and on call for holiday cover for our full time staff as required. You will be responsible for the operation of the wastewater treatment systems and irrigation systems, including sample collection and dispatch, Basic data entry using computers and routine inspection and control of wastewater assets and pivot irrigation systems. The role would ideally suit a semi retired farmer or somebody who would like to develop further skills within the environment sector. We will provide ongoing training and development and you will bring your motivation and willingness to learn. It is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to a key Fonterra project and become a part of our growth within New Zealand's fastest growing dairying region, apply today! Contact: Anna Dyer – Environmental Team Lead Ph. 027 704 6683 Email:

SITUATIONS VACANT PARTPART - TIME house keeper wanted in Darfield. Please phone 027 759 0359. SITUATIONS WANTED ARE you too busy, unwell or just haven't got time to walk your dog? I can! I am responsible and reliable and would love to. Available in the Malvern and Oxford area. Phone Sharyn 021 203 7897. 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. VEHICLE FOR SALE 4 wheel Suzuki 300 King - quad bike. 60 litre C.Dex sprayer on front, storage box and tray on back. Open to offers. Phone 027 200 2578. YR 2000 M azda SP20, Tiptronic. New front tyres, rear tyres 5mm. Front shocks replaced recently. Cam belt and water pump replaced. Immaculate condition inside and out. Registered and w ar r an ted . 145000k m . $6950.00. Phone 318 1325. WINDOW CLEANING


FORECOURT ASSISTANT The friendly Challenge Darfield team work hard to provide high levels of service to our customers. We need a friendly, outgoing, customer focussed person to join our team. We have 2 shifts per week available for a well presented person with a can do attitude, with a possibility of more shifts becoming available. Must be available to work weekends and be able to cover staff annual leave and sickness. For more information or an application form please contact Glenda phone 318 8421

Professional Honest & Reliable Phone Tom Giller 0800 382 5253 027 499 3535

WINDOW REPAIRS FOR all glass requirements phone Phil 317 9046 or 021 046 6046.

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Registered Drainlayer

Anything metal collected - small to large Pans, Heaters, Whiteware, Vehicles, Silos etc

Black Sheep Scrap


Licensed Dealer

03 318 0633 or 027 255 4484

FURNITURE Restoration, repair, strip and re-polish. Spray or French polish. Pick up or delivery. Phone 03 318 0047.

PORTABLE sawmill for all your timber requirements and macrocarpa sales. Ph Graeme Knowles on 021 613 229. SELWYN Signs, Free quotes & advice. Please contact Fred Maynard 329 7371 or 027 260 7628. TILER/Waterproofer. Phone TILER/ 318 1973 or 0274 211 637. Email:



SCRAPMETAL - cash paid for all typ es o f m etal f arm machinery, old cars etc. Pl e as e p h o n e W a yn e 027 749 9736 or 03 323 6610 (Licensed Dealer).

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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

Member Scrapmetal Assoc of NZ



Marksman Home Maintenance & Engineering Services ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

General Home Repairs & Maintenance Gardening Services Phone: 03 318 4041 Chainsaw Operation Mobile: 021 802 100 General Engineering E:

- Competitive Rates - No Obligation Free Quotes -

PO Box 10, Hororata, 7544

Heat pump supply, installation, servicing & maintenance 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

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

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House & Roof PrePre-Paint Wash

New Builds Extensions Renovations Kitchen & Bathrooms

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



ELELECTRIC LTD Domestic - Commercial

Brian Rowe Kirwee

Phone 03 318 1928 Mobile 027 251 0151

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;

Maintenance & servicing Bathroom & kitchen


Builders, Painters, Paper hangers, Brick laying, Plastering, Roofing. • Insurance quotes and repairs. • With the business operating for over 20 years, we are able to offer a wide scope of expertise and competitive rates.

Mains pressure hot • • • • • • • • • •

Garden Lighting House Re-Wire Telephone Extensions Kitchen Re-Fit New Builds/Extensions Spa Pool Installation Shop Fitting Office Re-fits Mitsubishi Heat Pumps Electrical Safety Certificate

water upgrades Blocked drains Fully stocked vehicles Fast, friendly

professional service

Laser Plumbing Christchurch West 0800 11 22 40

Mobile: 021 22 77 275 Ph: 379 6644 Fax: 379 6645 11 Allingham Lane Rolleston

We are able to accurately share travelling costs between jobs with GPS tracking

So try us first!



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

All people smile in the same language. - Proverb

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.

Septic Tank Servicing Dairy Sumps Pumped Out Drain Unblocking

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

Acer E1E1- 510 •

Closed Saturdays

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

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Intel cel quad core 2.0cpu 4gig RAM 1TB HDD Windows S p e c ia l 8.1 15.6” I nc l G S T Screen

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

$595 Call Danie 021 875 462 03 980 2865 / 03 344 5744


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


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

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

VINCE DALY Ph (03) 318 8020 021 250 6944

david wilkinson registered electrician phone 03 318 1231 fax email

03 318 1235

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

po box 26 kirwee

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

I am a registered teacher who creates an individual tutoring programme for your child.


Phone 03 318 1552 Mandy Johnston (Mrs J)

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

42 South Terrace, (Darfield Dental Building)

Ph 03 980 4979

New Builds Residential Commercial Extensions Dawson Gilchrist Renovations 021 232 3306 Decks & Fencing Pergolas

MISSING WIFE A husband went to the police station to file a "missing person" report for his missing wife: Husband: My wife is missing; she went shopping and hasn't come back yet. Inspector: What is her height ? Husband: No idea. Inspector: Slim or healthy? Husband: Not slim, so probably healthy. Inspector: Colour of eyes? Husband: Never really noticed. Inspector: Colour of hair? Husband: Changes according to season. Inspector: What was she wearing? Husband: Not sure. It may have been a dress or maybe trousers and a top. Inspector: Was she driving? Husband: Yes. Inspector: Type and colour of the car? Husband: A silver Audi A8 with 4.2 litre V8 TDI engine generating 321 horse power teamed with a 6 speed tiptronic automatic transmission with manual mode. It has full adaptive LED headlights, which use light emitting diodes for all light functions. It has a very thin scratch on the front left door. At this point, the husband starts crying. Inspector: Don't worry sir. We will find your car.