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Inside this issue: End of an Era at Sheffield Hotel True & Daring Gift Ideas

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Selwyn District Business Hub Marina’s Foot Care


Stylist To The Stars

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Community Spirit


Sheffield Ballet Darfield Playcentre

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What’s On At The Library


Canterbury Indoor Netball Fettercairn Results Dressage Champions Bingo & Talent Evening Electorate Boundaries Agricultural Champs Waters Woes Sorted Future Development PM Teacher Awards Recognition For Recycling West Melton Bowling Courtenay A & P Show Plunket Christmas Parties Sports Results & Notices Public Notices Diary Classifieds Trades Email Column

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Darfield Farmers Market The 2013 Courtenay A & P Show was thoroughly enjoyed by all and the weather played its part too.

The team at the Malvern News would like to congratulate the President, Hamish Reid, his wife

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Andrea, the committee and all the people that helped to make it such a successful Show. For a selection of results and more photos see pages 15 - 17.

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Christmas Shopping at the Art Gallery Saturday 30th November, 10am - 4pm  Sunday 1st December, 10am - 4pm

Country Christmas in the Park Saturday 14th December 2013 from 6pm Darfield Recreation Reserve Come • Fun for all the family • Raffles • A picnic atmosphere • Glo Products • Local Entertainment for sale • Food for sale from 5.30pm • A visit from Santa

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As the new owners of the Sheffield Hotel Phil, Vicki and Desrae would like to thank Reg and Sheryl for all their help and support in making the changeover a smooth and enjoyable process. They could not have been more helpful.

For the past twenty two years Reg and Sheryl Riki, Riki plus their family, have been the much loved publicans and residents of the Sheffield Hotel. They have We are looking forward to becoming a part of the been part of the community, community and intend to support local sport and contributed much to it and their recreational activities in any way we can. We hope you will make yourselves known to us memories are etched in the after the 2nd of December. walls of the pub, having brought up their four children there and Phone 03 318 3804 now welcoming grandchildren, as well. The Sheffield Hotel is the hub of the local community - providing food, drink, accommodation and company for the wide area surrounding it. Sheryl and Reg have been on hand night and day, often going beyond the call Craig Blackburn - 0274 897 225 or 03 318 0973 of duty - when quakes, power outages etc have left folk without heat and food. Now the couple enter a new phase of Fresh Flowers Fresh Flowers Fresh Flowers their life, having sold the hotel, and will soon move out of the • Fresh bedding and owners’ quarters upstairs. The perennial plants weekly couple are still considering options for their future, but for • New giftware - don't now will continue to reside in miss out - LAYBY now! the Sheffield area. This area has been their home for many years • Exquisite Xmas and this time will give them an decorations opportunity to regroup, sleep

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Sheryl and Reg Riki - twenty two years of hospitality to Sheffield, its locals and its visitors - now at an end. and rest! Both Sheryl and Reg feel very blessed to be part of the larger Sheffield community and have made some lasting friendships. Sheryl commented, “during our time here, we have seen many hatch and sadly some dispatch from our community. We are finding this transitional period rather more emotional, than exciting, as we reflect on the locals we’ve seen grow up and new generations welcomed.” “Only the other day a customer commented that Reg and I had

been the only publicans they had ever known in the Sheffield Pub, and now this customer is a grown man with his own family,” laughed Sheryl. As a new chapter opens in the Riki family’s life, the community they call theirs, wishes them well in whatever venture they undertake. Reg and Sheryl meanwhile wish the new Sheffield Hotel owners all the best in their new adventure - and we at the News, do too!

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With Christmas fast approaching, it can be a challenge to find that perfect gift. People who prefer to buy local as much as possible won’t be disappointed with the discovery of the Wine Centre at West Melton’s True & Daring winery. It’s truly a great place to find unique gifts. “Our best seller going into Christmas is our local ‘Selwyn Food and Wine Trail Mix,” commented Celia Bosman, who along with husband Henny own the successful winery. “It is a delicious mix of local wines (including our True & Daring Riesling), local nut products and also Restaurant vouchers. It is a unique selection that you won’t find anywhere else, definitely a gift that will impress,” Celia added. Also available at the Wine Centre are various selections of wonderful gift baskets. Prices vary from as little as $50 to over $100 depending on the selection they contain. There are also stunning local photographic artworks, sculptures and fragrant lavender products. All items are from local producers and artists.

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Marina’s Natural Health and Beauty in Mathias Street, Darfield, alr eady h as a reputation second to none and now professionally qualified owner/operator Marina Scoon has added another string to her bow. Marina has installed a German Gerlach Luna machine to provide five-star treatment for the beautification of the feet. This electronic device aims to produce smoother skinned feet by the use of specialist burrs to deal with calluses and hard nails etc. Used in conjunction with Gewohl (which translated means ‘walk well’) foot products, which are known throughout the world, Marina’s clients can have a treatment, the like of which Darfield hasn’t experienced before. Gewohl foot products have a long history and are used in top

class beauty therapy businesses and podiatry practises world wide. These award winning products stemmed from the brand’s creation in 1868 when pharmacist Eduard Gerlach took over his father’s colonial goods store and expanded it with a drugstore. This laid the foundation for a prospering family business which, with the brand name Gehwol, has obtained international recognition and becom e synonymous with foot care. As a soldier Eduard was able to find out for himself how unbearably painful sore feet can be. As a pharmacist, he successfully mixed fundamental substances in such a way that he was able to market ‘E. Gerlach’s Preservative Cream’ in 1882. His brand quickly found a r ead y m ar k et w i th i ts

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Christmas Trail of Decorated Local Homes

Tammy McEvoy will be known to many from her time as hairdresser extraordinaire in a local Darfield salon. Living at Sheffield, Tammy is now an established Christchurch businesswoman, and her city salon, Headrush, employs a number of stylists with local connections. It’s this local connection, along with her skill and talent, that has recently seen Tammy accepted as the preferred provider of hairdressing in the planned new shopping precinct at West Melton. Aided by staff member, local hairstylist, Taryn Nicholls, Nicholls the salon will open in 2014. Recently though Tammy’s hairdressing skills and talents have been in demand for different reasons. Tammy is part of the ‘Fudge Creative’ team who attended to the styling requirements of the hairdressing ‘Industry’ awards evening (one of only twelve invited stylists to do so). Then last week, again as part of the Fudge Team, Tammy was one of only ten invited stylists, backstage at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Held in Auckland, the team styled the tresses of celebrities and presenters at the main Music Awards event. Tammy commented that she’d thoroughly enjoyed the Music Award opportunity, learnt heaps and would be keen to go again. The opening of the West Melton Headrush Salon will see Tammy divide her time between it and the City Salon, as well as devoting more time to the part of the industry she loves training stylists.“ I really enjoy the training side

Friends of the Darfield Hospital invite you to view a selection of Christmas decorated homes ● When: Sunday 8th December 12pm – 5pm ● Tickets: $10, children free (must be accompanied by an adult) Tickets, including map of trail are available from: Darfield Gift Centre (above Café) Darfield Garden Centre & The Sewing Room Darfield

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Tammy, hairspray in hand, in action backstage at the Vodafone Music Awards last week. of hairdressing,” Tammy commented, “that and the recent completion of my business management and development course allows me to extend my business to its full potential.” Tamm y isn’t just about hairdressing though, she is a competent horsewoman, enjoys the company of her beloved dogs, and has recentl y undertaken becoming a CYFS caregiver. As if this doesn’t monopolise most of her time, s h e al s o m an ag es to accommodate modelling, styling hair for photo-shoots (the 2013 Living Dolls event, Rising stars

of Burlesque and models for the VIP Entertainment Corporate event - are all Tammy’s work), plus coordinating and the future judging of the 2014 Miss South Island and Miss Teen Beauty Pageant to be held in March next year. “I’ll also be travelling to the Philippines to help organise the ‘Face of Beauty’ pageant,” Tammy said, “and we are still looking for teens to enter as well,” she added. “I’m really looking forward to seeing and catching up with everyone in the new West Melton salon, next year,” Tammy concluded.

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Canterbury Road Safety Coordinators have joined resources to run a road safety campaign aimed at reducing rural drink driving. Hurunui, Waimakariri, Selwyn, Ashburton, Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate District Councils are participating in this campaign, which encourages motorists to plan a safe ride home, if they drink this summer. “Many people believe drivers who have been drinking have a lower chance of being stopped by police when they drive on rural back roads. In some cases people think they can get away with drink driving in rural areas,” said Selwyn Road Safety Coordinator, Ngaire Tinning. “Drink driving is never acceptable. It puts everyone at risk and Police will be actively policing rural roads,” she said. Canterbury Police will be carrying out more random patrols on rural roads over summer. The booze bus will be deployed in rural areas, as well as urban areas. In Selwyn District between July 2008 and June 2013, there were 151 crashes where alcohol was involved. These crashes resulted in twelve fatalities, thirty six serious injuries and sixty one minor injuries. “In many cases when drivers are affected by alcohol, they tend to drive faster and fail to wear seat belts,” added Ngaire. “This mix often results in a tragedy.” This advertising campaign encourages drivers to think about having a sober driver, using the courtesy van, sharing the designated driver duties or sleeping over so that people avoid driving when drunk. As part of the campaign, posters, coasters, stickers, bar mats and pens are given out to hotels and taverns in Selwyn during December. “Our local hotels and taverns already do a great job with host responsibility, with almost all having courtesy vans,” Ngaire commented. “Each year as part of our road safety campaign, we distribute free resources to licenced premises to encourage and support their host responsibility activities.” “The design is quite humourous and we have found that this approach works well, plus has been very popular with licenced venues, along with their patrons, in the past. People remembered the message and wanted to keep the coasters and stickers,” Ngaire concluded.

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Senior Station Office, Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade, Nev Croy is presented with the proceeds of selling pine cones by Travis Abraham. Eight year old Travis Abraham is a pupil of Sheffield Primary School and as part of a school project young Travis worked hard and collected pine cones. These he sold and chose to donate the $44 he raised from his labours to the local Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade. “The

Officers and Members of the Brigade would like to thank Travis and say well done, your community spirit is much appreciated,” said the Senior Station Office of the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade, Nev Croy. Croy

Dance is definitely alive and well in Malvern. Recently students from Sheffield Ballet completed their Royal Academy of Dance exams from Pre primary to Grade Seven. The dance school are extremely pleased with the results, knowing how much hardwork the students have put in during the year.

Dancers from Sheffield Ballet who passed their exams with Distinction. Back L to R: Grace Allan, Saba Charles, Frances Scott (teacher) Emily Bitmead, Niamh Moriarty. Middle L to R:: Teresa Barnhill, Lisalotte Charles, Danielle Allan, Cedar Scott, Front L to R: Caitlin Smith, Jessica Booth (absent Emma Richards).

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Darfield Playcentre has enjoyed a very busy term. Children so far have enjoyed being invited to the Darfield Primary School Agricultural Day, where Playcentre children saw a vast range of pets, and the clever creations proudly displayed in the school hall. Playcentre children have helped create a new strawberry patch and they are enjoying watering the garden and watching the strawberries grow. Older children at the Playcentre experienced a school visit to Darfield Primary's new entrants’ room. There they enjoyed an exciting range of activities all related to the letter P, including colouring, gluing, painting, planting a bean seed and playing on the junior playground. Last week the Playcentre went on an excursion to the Springfield Fire Station where the children got to ride in the fire truck, squirt the hose, learn about a fire fighters’ job and what to do in the case of a fire emergency. This successful visit was followed by a group picnic at the Sheffield Domain where children re-enacted being fire fighters and had a go at a game of t-ball and Frisbee. The Playcentre are now looking forward to beginning their Christmas activities in the lead up to the Playcentre Christmas party.

Zac Aldersley from Darfield Playcentre, tries one of the jobs of a fire fighter. Children watching from left to right: Harlen Earl, Rubie Leech (slightly obscured), Isaac Koppe and Will Pearce.

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For all of December Darfield Library will reward guessers with a small chocolaty gift for the nearest guesstimate on how many decorations are in their display cabinet. This is only one of Darfield Library’s exciting and entertaining events arranged for the summertime. On December 9th it’s preschool children’s storytime (starts at 10am) with no b ook in g r equ i r ed. O n December 11th it’s children’s (suitable for three year olds and older) Christmas story time starting at 6pm. Register at the library and dress up in a Christmas outfit. Dai l y fr om W edn esd ay December 11th until Friday December 13th and Saturday morning the 14th is the Selwyn Librari es super summer sellout of books head along for some great bargains. Th e w e ek b eg i n n i n g December 16th it’s decorate the cardboard Christmas trees time, with the craft table available and Christmas card making too. Darfield Library has a holiday reading programme for children five years and upwards. Register at the library and go into the prize draw. Readers (aged 7 to 12 years) can also register at the library for the Children’s Book Club starting in February. The Darfield Library will close for Christmas on Christmas Eve and reopen on January 6th - each borrower is allowed to take up to fifty items at a time - so no need to be without a read while they’re closed.

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Darfield High School Year 9 Indoor Netball Champions (Back row L-R) Tessa Mitchell, Jade Collier, Eloise Dance, Maddy O’Callaghan, Caitlin Soal (Front row L-R) Courtney O’Callaghan, Emma May, Georgia Meyerhoff

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The Canterbury Schools Indoor Netball Competition started at the beginning of term four and a team of eight, year nine Darfield High School girls, decided this was a competition they would like to enter. The six week tournament saw the girls either play at Hornby Action centre or Riccarton Howzat Centre. The team had an amazing competition without

any losses and with the fantastic result of scoring 149 goals and having only 49 goals against them. The winning results were: • 25-10 Avonside Girls High School • 25-6 Christchurch Girls HS • 22-11 Marian Girls College • 22-3 Villa Maria College • 22-9 Lincoln HS and 33-10 in the Final

The girls had a gr eat competition and worked really hard as a team to produce these r esults, whil e all thoroughl y enjo ying th e experience. However it would not have been possible without the assistance of Lindsay Soal who took the time to drive the girls in and out of town each week .

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Fettercairn Pupils - Back: Ella Christey, Front L to R: Rhys Dunsmuire, Cody Dunsmuire, Trilly Stewart. Earli er this month four Fettercairn pupils sat Trinity College London, examinations in speech and drama. All four passed with Distinction and have just received their comment sheets from the Examiner, who applauded their

exp ress i ve and performances.

d yn ami c The highest mark was gained by Trilly in her Initial Exam - 94%. All four pupils have said they Grade Initial: Trilly Stewart want to sit for their next grade in 2014. Grade 2: Ella Christey Their tutor, Margaret Park, Park Grade 3: Cody Dunsmuire congratulates them on the Grade 4: Rhys Dunsmuire results of their very hard work.

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Kay Stott and Bossanova Phoenix (Albert) Champions of the Level 8 Dressage. Local woman Kay Stott and Bossanova Phoenix (Albert) competed, last weekend, in the Canterbury Dressage Championships held at the National Equestrian Centre, McLean’s Island. The pair rode one test per day and points were accumulated over the three days of competition. When the final scores and positions were announced Kay was thrilled to find she had won the Level 8 Championship. Bossanova Phoenix (Albert) was bred at Goldengrove Stud in Greendale by a stallion called Ballycotton. Kay bought him in

2001 as a broken-in three year old for dressage, from a family who initially proposed to use him as an three day eventer. Over the last twelve years, Kay and Albert have trained through all the grades to be competing this year, for their first season, in Level 8. This is only one level below the highest level in Dressage - Level 9 which is the same as Olympic Dressage. Kay, who has used Sally FieldFieldDodgson as her trainer for many years, hopes that over the next eighteen months she can step up to Level 9 to compete. The intensity of these next level

Major electorate boundary changes in the Christchurch area were required because of significant population movement from Ch ris tchu rch E as t, Christchurch Central and Port Hills electorates. At the same time Waimakariri, Wigram and Selwyn have increased beyond

th e p er m itted el ecto r al population limit. The three Christchurch electorates that have lost population have been expanded into Waimakariri and Selwyn, with Port Hills proposed to include all of Banks Peninsula, and Wigram to lose Hei Hei to Selwyn.

Tonight at 7pm in the Hororata Community Hall there is to be Bingo and an Auction of Talents. This is the culmination of six months planning and hard work by a sub-committee of the Hororata Parent Teacher Association. During this time the same group have also assisted with the St John’s Church Fair and provided Bacon Butties at the Hororata Highland Games. The committee have a great array of sponsors for the evening and a wonderful selection of auction lots, everything from babysitting and Christmas cakes to compost and local business vouchers. Tickets are available at the door tonight for $5, which includes a bingo card and the promise of an entertaining night.

tests means it takes a long time to consolidate the work and become confident on the movements expected. In the meantime Kay has her Level 8 win to be extremely proud of. Kay’s next competition outing will be the South Island Championships, also held at McLean’s Island, in early 2014 where she will compete at level 8 once again.

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The Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day was held at Canterbury Agricultural Park on Thursday November 21st. To qualify for the Championships, entrants had to have attended a school pet day within their region. Students were judged across three sections: Care and Attention, Leading and Handling

and their Project Books which were submitted prior to the Canterbury A & P Show. Numbers were up on last year with 87 entries received, comprising beef calves, dairy calves, lambs, poultry and goats. Johnathan Hart of Hororata Primary School won the first prize in the Dairy Calf ‘Type’ section in the Senior, years

5 -8. Also in the Dairy Calves – Senior (years 5-8) another local student from Darfield High School finished extremely well. Samuel King of Darfield High School was placed first in Care and Attention, first in leading and handling, and was also named Champion of the Dairy Calf years 5-8 section.

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Work has now begun to construct a reservoir and pump station north of Darfield. Construction of the reservoir is expected to be completed in the first half of 2014. The reservoir will allow entrained (trapped) air to be released from the water supply before it reaches people’s homes. This is expected to help address the problem some households experience with air locks occurring in their plumbing. The population of Darfield is expected to grow rapidly in the future and there will be more demand on the water supply network. The new pump station and reservoir will also help to better manage current and future peak demand. This year, a second bore was successfully drilled and will be commissioned to supply the town by the end of the year. The second bore provides Darfield with an alternative

Construction of the new Darfield pump station is now underway. groundwater source for the town supply and replaces the Waimakariri River source, which was previously used as an alternative water supply when the main supply was not available. As the water from both bore sources which supply the town water supply are now sourced from deep underground the likelihood of these water supplies being contaminated in

the future is very low. The Council had previously anticipated that the Darfield town supply would need to revert back to the Waimakariri water supply for around a week when electrical equipment was installed for the second bore, however the installation of the equipment can now be done while using the main bore as the water source.

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Kelvin Kimber Th e D ar f i el d To w ns h i p Committee will hold its Triennial Elections on December 3rd, (7.30pm) at the Darfield Library/Service Centre and all residents interested in the future of Darfield are invited to attend. The Township Committee is a sub-committee of the Selwyn District Council and receives funding for tree planting and other small projects as well as having an overview of the Darfield Water Supply, roading, footpaths, playgrounds etc. within Darfield. Cu r r en tl y th e To wnsh i p Committee is involved in a number of projects that will affect the lives of everyone living in Darfield. The upgrade of

the Darfield Water Supply will be complete in April with the commissioning of a new reservoir. This will give extra storage and capacity over summer and should solve the issue of air in the water. More projects are planned for Westvi ew Park with the installation of a feature commemorating the railways t h a t p a ss e d t h ro ug h Darfield and a new toilet block between the skate-park and the Four Square. Planning for the toilet block is well underway and current Township Committee members promise it will be nothing like the old one! The land sold to Progressive Enterprises for a new Four Square to be built at some time

in the future has given Darfield Township a large pool of funds to be used for projects that will improve the quality of life for D ar fi eld r esi d en ts . Th e Committee would love to have some ideas from residents as to what projects this fund could be used for and are developing some terms of reference to help rank projects. Contact Judith Pascoe, Pascoe 318 8260 for a copy of the terms of reference. Everyone is welcome at the Triennial Meeting to hear an update and discussion on projects or contact Judith Pascoe, 318 8260 or any member of the Township Committee.

Selwyn MP Amy Adams is encouraging local teachers to apply for the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards this year. “Our teachers play a huge role in our children’s educational success, and we need to recognise and encourage their contribution,” Amy said. The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards aim to do just that. They celebrate the p eo p l e in co m mu n i ti es delivering the best teaching to

children, those who raise the bar that bit higher. The awards cover earl y childhood education, all the way through to secondary schooling, and collaboration with tertiary providers and employers to create pathways for young people. The four main categories are ex cel lence in go verning, excellence in leading, excellence in teaching and learning, and excellence in engaging. The category winners will receive

$20,000, and the supreme winner will receive an additional $30,000. “I encourage people or groups to apply now. We have a lot of talented people in the Selwyn electorate and I have witnessed this first-hand during visits to many of our local schools,” Amy stressed.

Entry forms are available at

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Entries close on the 31st March 2014 and finalists will be announced in April 2014.


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Covering all your spraying needs

Phone Andy Taylor 03 318 0742 or 027 668 6073

NEW THIS SEASON: Two New Holland High Density Balers

4 x 3 Big Balers • 3 x 3 Med Square Balers • Round Baler (Optional Chop) • V Rakes Mowers • Tube Wrappers Individual Wrapper • Cartage

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Offering honest & reliable service!

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited welcomed the recycling product stewardship accreditation by Environment Minister and Selwyn MP, Amy Adams for the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme. The accreditation recognises Fonterra Milk for Schools’ commitment to effectively managing used packaging and the benefits the programme’s environmental education

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component provides schools and their communities. Fonterra Director of Global Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Carly Robinson, Robinson said: “When we developed the Fonterra Milk for Schools concept, an important element was making sure that we could have in place an effective recycling programme.” “All schools that sign up to the programme are provided with a recycling bin, bin liners, and a free collection service from Fonterra to ensure all milk packs are recycled.” “It’s not just about providing the recycling service - it’s also about educating Kiwi children on the importance of recycling. To do this, we have created recycling guideline packs, a recycling video, and have had representatives visit each school to ensure they understand the programme.” All packaging that is collected by Fonterra is brought back to

one of its sites to be baled and then sent to international recycling facilities to complete the recycling process. There the milk packs are made into roof tiles, books and paper. “There are currently no facilities in New Zealand that have the ability to recycle this type of packaging, making the facilities in Malaysia and Thailand the closest and most eco-efficient process to recycle the packaging,” Carly said. Almost 7,000 recycling bins have been made so far by New Zealand manufacturer SuloTalbot for Fonterra Milk for Schools, which is providing discounted bins made of up to 60 per cent recycled milk bottles for the programme, which is now in more than 1,000 schools nationwide. Fonterra Milk for Schools is the tenth product stewardship scheme to be accredited in New Zealand under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

West Melton Bowling Club hosted the Centre Open Pairs tournament which attracted an extremely strong selection of players from the Canterbury area. The Club was pleased to re c e iv e c omplime n t a ry comments on the state of the green and the well maintained surrounds. West Melton Club would like to congratulate Mike Burke who defended his title at the Malvern Open Mixed Singles, held on November 10th. Bob Burnett was selected to play for country against town, also on November 10th, and came through the day undefeated. The Men’s Club Championship Triples competition has reached the halfway stage with most of those teams competing, still in with a good chance of winning. The Fours competition was completed on November 16th, and the deserving champions were Ken Sharplin,

Ke vin Sc hwas s, De rrol Fitzgibbon and Bill Paekau (s). The Ladies Club Champion Singles competition is well underway and it is hoped that this will be completed before C h ri s t ma s . T h e C l u b congratulates Mary Burke who was selected for the Triangular Development Squad. West Melton Bowling Club have had a number of new members join this year. The Club would like to mention the help and guidance that Bill Paekau provides. Bill gives up a great deal of his time to advise and coach, not only new members but more experienced players as well. It is greatly appreciated by the Club. Unfortunately on November 13th a valued member of the club, Patience Worsfold, Worsfold passed away. Patience was always a willing helper and a very keen bowler and will be missed.


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Hours: Collection 8:00am - 9:00am Drop Off 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Hire Bookings Essential West Melton Phone Stu 03 347 8516 Mon - Fri or 027 223 4730

“Be prepared for this season’s harvest” BOOK EARLY! Phone Matthew 021 526 576


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HORSES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Matson & Allan Cup - Young Achiever winner, Gareth Reed.

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Grosvenor Cup - Champ Harness Pony :J.M.Riley J.M.Riley C.F.M. Cup - Champ Harness Horse: A.Todd International Cup - Champ Hunter: Andy Thompson Oakside Challenge Cup - Best Lady Rider: Victoria Bryant Legend Challenge Trophy - Supreme Saddle Pony: Bailey Family / Anna Menzies K.R. Wilson Challenge Cup - Champ Saddle Pony n.o. 128cm: Natasha Waddell Quigley Challenge Cup - Champ Saddle Pony o.128cm but n.o.138cm: Alice Peters R.A.Boag Challenge Trophy - Champ Saddle Pony over 138cm: Bailey Family / Anna Menzies David Gallagher Trophy - Best District Rider under 14 Years: Heather Mc Conchie Colyn Foster Cup - Champ Rider in Riding Class: Kate Fleming R.K.Reed Memorial Trophy - Best District Led Pony: Rosalie Kerr M.E.Jenkins Memorial Trophy - Led Pony and Horse Section: R.M.Riley Meares Challenge Trophy - Best Paced and Mannered Pony n.o.128cm: Natasha Waddell Cromwell Challenge Cup - Champ Cob: Lyn Chamberlain Antrim Memorial Cup - Champ Hack: M.White Hide the Loot Trophy - Overall winner of Classes 399 and 415: Bronwyn Baird P.E.Bedford Family Trophy - District Pony Hunter n.o.138cm: Sophie Townsend Rubicon Kados Cup - Arab Section: Joanne Maffey I.H.& D.Gillanders Plate - Supreme Led Pony: Sarah Cronin Gillanders Volunteer Cup - District Hunter: Rebecca Sandford N.Z. Pony Breeders Red Crest Trophy - Champ Leading Rein Pony: Ella Fitzsimons Southwell Park Trophy: Katherine Abbott

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W.Brook Cup - Most Points in Crossbred Wool Classes: Not Awarded W.Brook Trophy - Premier Fleece in Wool Section: S. & F. Murray

CATTLE: • • • •

F.Johnson Trophy - Most Points in Cattle Section: Floridale Stud G.S.Barwell Trophy - Supreme Beast: Floridale Stud H.E. Jenkins Trophy - Supreme Best in Angus Section: Floridale Stud Best All Breeds Beef: Floridale Stud

GOATS: • Pander Cup - Overall Champ. In Goat Sect:

J. Arscott & A. Jones

SHED: • Wrightson Cup - Most points in Grain & Seed:

Seaton Bros • J.Findlay Cup - Most Points in Fruit & Vegetables:

Val Watson • Z. Trophy - Wine: Dennis Blackler • Christchurch Press Co Cup - Most Points in Farm

Produce: Kay Stott • Mary Syme Cup - Most Points in Cooking:

Nancy Dimmock • W.J. Jenkins Cup - Most Points Overall in the Shed:

Michelle Dalton • Mr & Mrs W.D.Henderson Cup - Most Points in

Home Industry: Dot Rowlands • Graham Gallagher Cup - Most Points in

Photography: Michelle Dalton • Ron Fechney Trophy - Most Outstanding Exhibit in

Photography: Anna Seaton • Murchison Cup - Most Points in Cut Flowers:

Julie Sadler • Burton Tray - Most Points in Decorative Section:


W.C.Bedford Trophy - Most Points: G.R. & R.W.Wilson D.H.Penney Trophy - Most Points in any one Breed of Pure Bred Sheep: G.R. & R.W. Wilson Branston Trophy: Not awarded G.S.Barwell Trophy - Most Points in Flock Sheep: Neil Stott F.Westaway Trophy - Most Points in Prime Sheep: M.B. Shipley R.W.& L.E.Seaton Trophy - Best Suffolk Crossbred Lamb: Seaton Bros G.R.Seaton Trophy - Best Pen of Prime Lambs: Rod Hansen Broadgate Texel Trophy - Most Points in Texel Section: K.R.& H.K. Shipley Redfern Cup - Champion Lamb: Tom Truscott Brooklyn Trophy - Purebred Supreme Ram Hogget: A.J. & C.H. Prouting

Marie Dalton • Masterton Cup - Most Points in District Competitor

under 21: Charlotte Carter • Westaway Cup - Most Points in Junior Decorative::

Hayley Clinton • David & Isabelle Stott Cup - Most Outstanding

Exhibit in Children's Section: Cameron Cridge • J.R.Manson Cup - Most Points in Poultry: B.Glassey

MISC: • R.M.Wilson Tray - Winner of Dog Trials:

Lynley Young • Wilson Family Trophy - District Winner of Dog Trials:

Gavin Greenwood • Woodlands Park Tray: - Most Outstanding Display:

West Melton Young Farmers • Mr & Mrs N.Stott Trophy - Most Outstanding Trade

Space: Darfield Challenge • Matson & Allan Cup - Young Achiever: Gareth Reed

Tom Mackenzie with Patch competing in the Courtenay A & P Show Dog Trials. The traditional sport of dog trialling involves, skill and partnership and is still a crowd pleaser at the Courtenay Show. Results of the recent Courtenay Show dog trial: 1st: Lynley Young (Bob) ( 96.5 points 2nd: Gavin Greenwood (Lass) 95.5

3rd: Ray Jury (Ted) 92.5 ( 4th: Paul Ross (Ken) 92.5 (

The top two district handlers and their dogs to compete on the show day runoff were Tom Mackenzie with Patch and Gavin Greenwood with Lass. Gavin was the eventual winner.

The Tug-of-War was a popular spectator event.

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CATTLE: • • • • •

R.W.Seaton Prize- Best All Breeds Beef Yearling Bull: Floridale Angus, Floridale Firk Supreme Beef Animal: Floridale Stud, Floridale Wendy W.G. & R.F.Stott Prize - Young Herdperson: Ruby Hauschild Floridale Angus Stud Trophy for Young Herdsperson: Class 257 Tim Hauschild Pet Calf: Samuel King


Kevin Opie competing in the Senior Section of the Speed Shearing - Kevin was placed 3rd.

Premier Sash: S.J.Worsfold

Selwyn MP Amy Adams presides • N.Z.Moisture Meters Prize: Seaton Bros. over a Christmas Raffle - tickets were on sale for National Party FRUIT & VEGETABLES: • Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher: Henry Pearce fundraising.


Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher - Wine: Dennis Blackler Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher - Farm Produce: Kay Stott

COOKING: • • •

• •

Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher: Janeen Pankhurst Darfield Bakery Prize: Nancy Dimmock Cadbury Prizes 1st: Nancy Dimmock 2nd: Loretta Tait 3rd: Lisa Watson Mrs A.Begg Prize - Class 752: Jenny Gallagher Mr H.T.E Reid Prize Class 748: Wendy Redmond


The Young Farmers Agrikids site was busy with children problem solving tasks. Above L to R: Grayson Cullen, Sam King and Lucy Jenkins get to grips with assembling a gate.

Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher- Knitting: Dot Rowlands Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher - Sewing: Ann Bell


Yvonne Grant of Ngapuarata Wines explains their unique picnic basket in the vines promotion - great Christmas gift.

Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher - Photography: Anna Seaton Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher - Art: Shannon Griffiths


Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher: Julie Sadler Mrs L.Johnson Prize: Leslie Seaton Mrs W.Chamberlain Prize: 1st-: Jo Edwards 2nd: Kay Stott

Val Mackenzie of Glorious Foods chats to a customer at her well stocked stall at the Show.

Rylan Armstrong of Christchurch was captivated by the rabbit in the West Melton Young Farmers animal tent.

Ann Ferriman in the Grand Parade.

Emma Humphries and her pet lamb Zara who came second in the ‘fancy dress pet lamb’.

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Premier Sash & Kirwee Auto Voucher: Sally Dobbs Mrs J.Adams Prize: Class 887 & 888: Charlotte Carter

SCHOOL: • • • • •

Darfield Bakery Prize - most points in Junior Cooking: B.Seaton - Payne Premier Junior Sash: Cameron Cridge Macartney Trophy - most points in Senior Section: Sarah Pearce Darfield Bakery Prize - most points in Senior Cooking: Sarah Pearce Premier Senior Sash: Amanda Schnell


G.R.Wilson Prize - Best Male Bird:: J. & K. Taylor - Best Female Bird: B.J.Glassey - Best Male Bantam: B.J.Glassey - Best Female Bantam: G. & M.Barr - Children’s Pet: Maddison Taylor Champion Ribbon - Male Bird: J. & K. Taylor - Female Bird: B.J.Glassey - Male Bantam: B.J.Glassey - Female Bantam: G. & M.Barr South Island Poultry & Cage Bird Ass. Certificate For Grand Champion Exhibit in Poultry: J. & K. Taylor

Laura Hann from Kirwee. The 2013 Courtenay A & P show was the first show, Laura had entered and she had some great results. First place in decorated cupcakes - Second in the sand saucers.

Sophie Townsend on Summer Fiesta who won the working hunter paced and mannered, the district hunter and the open hunter - and was named champion hunter at last weekend’s Courtenay Show.

MISC: • • •

Tractor & Machinery :Supreme Ribbon: David Voice Winner of Canterbury Ballooning Trip For the Gift Lamb, Hogget & Fleece Competition: Leslie Seaton Dog Trials: Champion: Lynley Young Maiden Dogs: 1st Lynley Young 2nd Gavin Grteenwood 3rd Paul Ross Wilson Family Trophy for District Finals : Gavin Greenwood Speed Shearing: Open: 1st Shaun Burgess 2nd Wilba 3rd Shane Hackett Senior: 1st Roger Marsh 2nd Andrew Adams 3rd Kevin Opie Teams: 1st Dodgers 2nd Golden Oldies 3rd Burgess Shearing

Shad Rutherford - entertaining as always.

Adrienne Begg, Hamish Reid, Peter Schnell and Amy Adams in the Grand Parade with the Pipe Band accompanying them.

Jeff Cridge in the Machinery Parade.

Tara Marshall of the Tara Marshall Dance and Fitness Studio, along with her mother Rhonda Marshall - move the informative photo board which explains about the dance school performances and enrolments, following pupils exhibition dancing on the stage.

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Christmas is almost here, check out where your local Plunket & Toy Library are holding their Christmas Party.

TOY LIBRARY CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday 21st December 2013 10:00am - 12:30pm

On Saturday, December 21st the Darfield Plunket/Toy Library will hold their annual Christmas party at the Plunket rooms on Jackson St. Everyone is welcome between 10:00am – 12:30pm to enjoy a free sausage sizzle, bouncy castle, and lolly scramble. Toy library will be open from 10-11.30am, for anyone wanting to see what’s on offer. For existing members all toys over the Christmas break are free.

Plunket Rooms - Jackson Street, Darfield

Last day for Toy Library Saturday 21st December 2013 All toys issued on this day will be free of charge for the holiday period.

Toy Library reopens Tuesday 14th January 2014 Hororata Plunket & Hororata Playcentre

ANNUAL XMAS PARTY Sunday 15th December 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm at Windwhistle School Pool

Hororata Plunket and Hororata Playcentre often do things together and have teamed up once again this year, for their annual, much enjoyed and looked forward to, Christmas party. The event, to be held on December 15th, will start at 3pm and go until 5pm, with swimming at the Windwhistle pool and a welcome barbecue as well. Sausage, bread and an ice block are all provided and parent/caregivers are asked to bring a $2 named present to be given to their child. Event organisers would like to stress that parents are responsible for their own children while they’re at the Christmas party, especially in the pool

Come along for a swim and BBQ Sausage, bread and ice block provided. Bring a $2 named present for Mr C to give your child.

Sunday 7th Dec - 10:00am Kirwee Sports Pavilion Join us for our end of year celebration which will feature Christmas music, morning tea (bring a small plate to share) and a special visit from Father Christmas. All local families with preschoolers welcome and older siblings are invited too!! Please bring a small named present for Santa to give to your child.

The Kirwee Plunket Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 7th, (from 10am) at the Kirwee Sports Pavilion. All local families with preschoolers are welcome and older siblings are invited too! Enjoy Christmas music at 10:30am - (led by the Darfield Mainly Music team) - please bring a small plate to share for morning tea - and not forgetting a special visit from Father Christmas. (Bring a small named present for Santa to hand out). Kirwee Plunket has had a busy year with regular coffee mornings and recently had visits from a Plunket car seat expert and the local Karitane nurse. There were movie and dessert nights held for the mums, plus a dinner at Monkey Spices. All families with preschoolers, new babies or babies on the way are welcome to attend the Kirwee Plunket coffee mornings and other social activities, which will recommence in February 2014.

For more information or to go on the Kirwee Plunket email contact list please contact Anna Denholm, 318 1619,

Any queries phone Anna 318 1619

CHRISTMAS PARTY • 9:30 - 11am

Toy Library & Play Group with Bouncy Castle • 11 - 12:30pm Music, Santa & Shared Lunch

Sheffield Hall (Wrights Rd End)


Contact: Leanne Johnson 318 4816 or Pam Aldersley 318 4114

Sheffield/Springfield Toy Library and Plunket will get together in the Sheffield Community Hall, Wrights Road, for a Christmas celebration on Wednesday, December 4th. It goes without saying that everyone is welcome and it’s a chance to chat, play and enjoy the start of the festive season. The Toy Library will begin the day by being open from 9.30-10.30am, and is a wonderful chance to take out toys for the holidays. The bouncy castle set up at the Christmas party is also available for hire - so this is a good chance to check it out, for future possible bookings. At 11am there’s a special Christmas music session to look forward to, followed by a visit from the all important man in red, Santa Claus, followed by a shared lunch to enjoy. Sheffield/Springfield Toy Library and Plunket events start up again early in February 2013.

For further information contact: Pam (3184114) or Leanne (3184816) or see the advertisement in this issue.

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Friday 29th November Twilight Results 22nd November 2013 Stableford Men: P Eddy R O’Malley N Robertson E Coop M Adams D Platt P McOscar

34 30 28 27 26 26 24

B Scott J Halkett B Weatherley A Hogg S Stewart J Hann

32 29 28 26 26 24

Women: J Bond 30 K Penney M Robertson 24 2’s: P McOscar, M Wilson


Closest to pin: J Bond, M Wilson (Donated by Darfield Bakery)

Results Saturday 23 November 2013 Best Gross Nett E Coop L Clarkson M Adams S Williamson T Kenworthy

N Robertson 72 64 65 66 66 68

K Kibler R Parker N Robertson C Bishop P Cardosi

65 66 66 68 68

Twos - S Oliver, A Kenworthy, C Bishop, N Roberstson (2), G Deans (2)

Results 23/11/13 Competition - Stableford Ken Beaumont Alistair Ferguson Geoff Maynard Wayne Watson Jenny Pearson

43 42 39 39 39

6:15pm Team 1 Burn it Up 2 Haul n Ass 3 Ezy Grinders 4 The Singlees 6:45pm 1 Keepin It Real 2 Cunning Stunts 3 Touched BAF 4 Untouchables

v Team


v v v v

Hangal & Co Tradies GTL Origin Flightless Falcons

Untouchables Keepin it Real Udder Mad Springfield PT

v v v v

The Masticators Udder Mad Sheffield Sharks Springfield PT

Haul n Ass Ezy Grinders Burn It Up Tradies GTL



1x Circuit – 7pm Monday 1x Boot Camp – 7pm Wednesday 1x Body Attack – 7am Friday

6 weeks – 3 classes per week December: • 2nd,4th, 6th • 9th,11th,13th • 16th,18th, 20th January: • 6th, 8th, 10th • 13th,15th, 17th • 20th, 22nd, 24th


All classes at the Kimberley Hall Come join Tara & Andy Bookings/enquiries contact Tara (03) 3184009 or 0272741119 Email:

Closest to Pin # 9 - Terrace Winebar: B Nahkies # 17 - Chalmers Construction:B Construction: Nahkies Many thanks to our sponsors.

DARFIELD BOWLING CLUB Results Saturday 23rd November Men’s Interclub Three Fours and Twos Fours

Div 1 Three Fours vs C.R.E.B S Glassey won 11 - 10 R Hunt won 29 - 10 G Lea won 18 - 12

Div 2 Two Fours vs Riccarton R.C. T McLauchlan won 16 - 12 E Woodward won 22 - 9




TAEGE ENGINEERING LTD CHRISTMAS BBQ FOR STAFF, CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS When – Sunday, 8 Dec 2013 Where – Sheffield Domain Time – 12:30pm onwards Bouncy Castle and Father Christmas

Lake Coleridge Billiards Club There will be an Annual General Meeting at The Lake Coleridge Billiards Club 14th December, 5:30pm BBQ to follow.



Malvern Collie Club Annual General Meeting New Memb er We lcom s e!

Mon 9th Dec - 8pm Sheffield Hotel

Annual General Meeting Friday 6th December, 7pm Darfield Squash Rooms, Recreation Centre, Darfield All welcome

Enquiries to: Janelle Schnell 318 8446 Plans are already underway for our Christmas issues which are due out on Friday 13th & 20th December. It is a chance for you to advertise your holiday hours as well as wish your clients a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We can either re-run your advert from previous years or set up a new one or just add a Christmas message to your existing advert - either way please let us know prior to deadline. Deadline for the Christmas issues: • Monday 9th December (for the 13th Dec issue) • Friday 13th December (for the 20th Dec issue) The Malvern News office closes on Thursday 19th December and re-opens on 20th January 2014. The first issue for 2014 is out on Friday 24th January

Christmas Trail of Decorated Local Homes Friends of the Darfield Hospital invite you to view a selection of Christmas decorated homes ● When: Sunday 8th December 12pm – 5pm ● Tickets: $10, children free (must be accompanied by an adult)


Tickets, including map of trail are available from: Darfield Gift Centre (above Café) Darfield Garden Centre & The Sewing Room Darfield

Advert sponsored by Jo McIntosh of Bayleys Real Estate.


Your local hospital appreciates your support!

Friday 29th November 2013



Dunsandel Young Farmers Are selling 4 dairy bull calves as a fundraiser. Calves are well grown, weaned and ready to go after weigh in on the 1st of December. All offers considered. Please call Matthew Burrough on 0274 523 053


GLENROY COMMUNITY HALL You are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun, fellowship & food (cake auction) Ladies a plate please. Items welcomed.

Sunday 1st December, 2pm

Darfield Township Committee

Farewell to Alister Murray Alister Murray is retiring from Darfield High School at the end of this year. Any former staff or students who would like to attend his farewell celebrations please contact Jane Huggins at the School, before Monday 2 December. Phone: 03 318 8411


Darfield Library Meeting Rooms Tuesday 3rd December, 7:30pm All Welcome Any enquiries please contact the Chairperson Judith Pascoe on 03 318 8260.

CHILDREN’S SERVICE at Oxford Farmers Market Sundays 9:00am - 12:00pm

LAST CHANCE!! To pick up a free pack of the Windflower Pollination mix to encourage bees to your garden. Count the bumble bees around the market continues and last chance to enter the draw to win a bumble bee palace.

29th Nov 30th Nov 30th Nov 30th Nov 30th Nov 30th Nov 30th Nov 1st Dec 1st Dec 1st Dec 1st Dec 1st Dec 3rd Dec 3rd Dec 3rd Dec 3rd Dec 3rd Dec 4th Dec 4th Dec 4th Dec 6th Dec 6th Dec 7th Dec 7th Dec 7th Dec 7th Dec 8th Dec 8th Dec 8th Dec 8th Dec 8th Dec 9th Dec 12th Dec 14th Dec 14th Dec 14th Dec 14th Dec 15th Dec 15th Dec 21st Dec

DATES TO REMEMBER 7:30pm 9:00am 10:00am 10:30am 2:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 9:00am 10:00am 2:00pm 4:00pm 10:00am 1.00pm 10:00am 7:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 9:30am 11:00am 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 9:00am 10:00am 10:00am 10:00am 9:00am 9:45am 12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 8:00pm 5:00pm 9:00am 9:00am 5:30pm 6:00pm 9:00am 3:00pm 10:00am

Kirwee Players AGM Kirwee Sports Pavilion Darfield Farmers Market Darfield Christmas Shopping at the Selwyn Art Gallery Darfield Kirwee Plunket Toy Library Session Kirwee Community Hall Tara Marshall Dance Studio End of Year Show Villa Maria College Live Music “Endgame” Playing Darfield Hotel Live Music “Shiver” Playing Terrace Winebar, Darfield Oxford Farmers Market Oxford Homebush Stables Open Day & Family Fun Day Homebush Glenroy Community Hall Afternoon Glenroy Hall The Bitches Box & Mel Parsons Show Springfield Christmas Shopping at the Selwyn Art Gallery Darfield Malvern News Advertising Deadline Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Wine Tasting ‘Christmas Bubbles’ Darfield Hotel Darfield Township Committee Triennial Elections Darfield Library Meeting Rms Springfield Township Comm Triennial Elections Tawera Hall, Springfield Toy Library and Playgroup, Sheffield/Springfield Plunket Sheffield Hall Christmas Party, Sheffield/Springfield Plunket Sheffield Hall Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Singles Night, Speed Dating Hororata Village Cafe Malvern Squash Club, AGM Darfield Squash Rooms Darfield Farmers Market Darfield Christmas Party, Kirwee Plunket Kirwee Sports Pavilion Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Fonterra Darfield Community Open Day Darfield Oxford Farmers Market Oxford Children’s Service, St Paul’s West Melton Christmas Trail of Decorated Homes Darfield Taege Engineering Ltd, Christmas BBQ Sheffield Domain Sunday Jam Session Hororata Village Cafe Malvern Collie Club, AGM Sheffield Hotel Rolleston News Advertising Deadline Darfield Farmers Market Darfield Christmas Tree Sale, Playcentre Outside CRT Darfield Lake Coleridge Billards Club, AGM Lake Coleridge Billards Club Country Christmas in the Park Darfield Recreation Reserve Oxford Farmers Market Oxford Christmas Party, Hororata Plunket & Playcentre Windwhistle School Pool Christmas Party, Darfield Plunket & Toy Library Plunket Rooms Darfield

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. 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. CATTERY ANGEL Cats Boarding Cattery, Oxford. Individual rooms. Lots of cuddles & loving care. Please phone 03 312 1452 website: email: CHILDCARE

PORSE - Home Ed


with vacancies available now in Darfield. Experienced and offering a stimulating programme.

8th December 9:45am

Phone Teisha 027 465 1661

This is an interactive Christmas service for the kids and they can dress up. The whole extended family is invited and can also dress with a Christmas theme. There will be a blessing for the children at the end of the service followed by morning tea.

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. CONTRACTING

Save the Children Christmas cards available from Jane Duncan 318 8757 Hororata Scout Group ½ Pig Raffle at Hororata Highland Games Drawn under police supervision 12 November 2013 Winner: M Grant of Christchurch Ticket #151

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

C O N V E N T I O N A L B al i n g contractor operating in the Darfield and Kirwee areas. Quality job, experienced operator. Operating a high performance baler. Trust a local. Minimum charges apply. Ph Sheldon 027 619 9050 HAY baling. For all your conventional small bale requirements. Running a 2013 New Holland baler. Phone Shawn or Heather Valpy on 027 203 9205.

Conventional Hay Baling Servicing West Melton/ Weedons area. Cut, Rake, Bale, and tedding if required. Reliable, experienced operator.

Phone Yoeri anytime on 027 771 6653.

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CLEANING FOR SALE PROFESSIONAL Touch Cleaning. DHS uniform. Boys blazer 84. For a great clean, domestic or $100. Girls gym (s) $80. In co m m er ci al . 13 years excellent cond. Plus other experience. Please phone uniform items. Ph 318 1475. Penny 027 315 2008 or a/h EARTH maker compost bin. 2 x 03 303 5023. King single duvet & covers, as new Morgan cane suite, good DOGS cond, 2 x small hen houses (6-8 hens). Ph 021 364 664. FRIDGE/FREEZER Kelvinator, Slimline 246 Ltr, $150. Phone 318 7323. RED clover seed, dressed with good P & G. 25 kg bags. Phone 021 346 944. And RINNAII 4 burner BBQ, never Doggy Day Care used. Offers over $300. Single 312 Kiri Kiri Rd, Oxford bed and wooden head-board. Ph Anne, Vern or $20. Phone 318 8839. Gareth Whiting WOOD shavings - untreated, 03 312 3355 clean shavings suitable for 027 288 8724 horse stables, calving sheds, Open 7 days chicken houses and rabbit 9am-11pm, 4pm-6pm h u tch es. A vai l ab l e i n 70L bags, 1m 3 b al es (compressed) and bulk DRIVEWAYS delivery. Phone 03 347 7352 LIFESTYLE, LIFESTYLE farm tracks, yards for more details. and dairy lanes our speciality. Screened rotten-rock, it’s local and lasts better. Springfield Quarry phone 318 4132.



EQUESTRIAN FARRIER servicing Christchurch CAN DELIVER South. Please phone Shane 03 347 4731. H O R S E s h o ei n g / t r i m s . Patient and knowledgeable p r of ess ion al ho rs em an PH 027 439 9116 available, Good with those FENCING horses that haven’t had too much foot attention. Handling SUMMERFIELD Fencing - in your services also available. Based area now. Lifestyle. Farm. in Windwhistle. Phone Nick Sheep. Cattle. Horse. All types 021 423 393. of animals. Fences. Yards. sheds. Arenas. Shelters. Runs. 27 yeas contract fencing. John is available to help with design and planning. Phone Carol and John Summerfield 03 312 4747.


Christmas overnight camp 1pm 18th December till 12pm 19th December $80 Ride and meet new friends! Will include a mini show Check out Trademe listing 363027150 Phone Kate 03 347 6678 or 021 113 6370





85 West Coast Road, Sheffield. 1000’s of items, everything must go. Sheds full of bargains. 8am - 5pm. Fri 29th, Sat 30th & Sun 1st. 021 044 0187 (phone only please, no texting) SATURDAY 30th November, 9:30am (if wet - Sunday). 189 Horndon Street, Darfield. Surplus furniture, deep freezer, odds & ends. SUNDAY 1st December, 9am 2pm. 1135 Telegraph Road, Darfield. Something for everyone.

For all your Interior & Exterior Painting Requirements

GARDENS & LAWNS INSPECTIONS AAA - Selwyn Mowing - free PAINTING & DECORATING quotes. Ride-on mower/large P RO PE R TY In s p ecti o n s ! PAINTER Rapid Response. lawns. Locally owned and Offering initial & routine Quality work guaranteed. operated. Phone Mike 0274 inspections on tenanted Interi or /E xterio r, roofs, 978 111 or 03 317 8191. houses, taking the hassle out spraypainting, waterblasting. COMPOST well rotted pig Phone Graeme for a free for you. Call Rebecca of Rural quote 318 2614. Email manure and sawdust, no smell. Bags or bulk, pick-up or Tenancy Inspections Ltd on delivered. Phone 318 8131 027 313 2270 or email PLANT NURSERIES

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

Michael Bond ● West Melton ● Courtenay ● Darfield ■ Lawn mowing

(small & large lawns) ■ Domestic hedge

trimming ■ Weed eating

Friendly & Reliable Service Please phone 318 1169 or text 022 322 8646

REAL ESTATE UNIQUE 1 hectare lifestyle block, with own well, in Darfield. 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, family home. Large double garage, heaps of parking. Double bay barn. Open home Sunday 2-4pm, or vi ewing b y appointment. 633 Bangor Road. Trademe #DNU072 or # 6 6 0 7 64 8 2 8. Ph o n e 03 318 7446.

3153 Coaltrack Road, Coalgate Unique, private, 4HA oasis, with water. Renovated family home. 3/4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3+ outbuildings.

Open Home: Sunday 3 - 4pm. TradeMe DNP828.

RK Firewood is back. Are you ready for winter? Available HOUSE TO LET now - Old Man Pine, Bluegum & Oregon. All top quality, DARFIELD - Room with own clean wood. Eftpos available. bathroom to let, in warm and Please phone Rini Contracting comfortable home on 5 acres. 027 451 7300. Ph 021 364 664.




SHOW SPECIALS! Mature Pine Larch • Blue Gum

Phone for details of specials or see us at the show! 03 318 1484 or 021 260 4520

(Certified truck for measurement)

Offer expires 5/12/813


ONE room for rent on Old West Coast Road. $110 p.w. Please phone 021 256 6038.



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 SCRAP METAL 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 (Licenced Dealer). YOUR local scrap metal recycler, Black Sheep Scrap. Phone 03 318 0633 or 027 255 4484 (Licenced Scrap Dealer). Anything metal collected, small to large.

Tel. 021 155 7294 REAL ESTATE

Rare opportunity: Wakanui Soils Located in Hororata Village - Splendid small 50 acre farm with excellent soils. Spacious, executive family home on 50 acres Wakanui deep to moderate silt loam. 37 acres BioGro certified organic soils. Balance uncertified including 2 acres asparagus. Many thousands of dollars spent in past 4 yrs in refurbishment and major extensions. • New inground pool, terrific outdoor living areas. View at ID TG87. Sole agent Tom Glass, 021 650 581, Glass Miles MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008 • • • • •

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Darfield: [new] Superior modern family home, 2013 Master Build Award. 6 bedrooms, 3 living areas, 3 bathrooms. Excellent out door living, spa area, man cave. A must see, many extras. 3 Perrin Place, Open Day Sunday 1 till 1-30pm Darfield [new] Two storey 4 bedroom, 2 living area home neatly nestled in a mature setting, in a quiet cul-de-sac. For sale $440.000 Open to view 2 till 2.30pm Sunday. 6 Avoca Place. West Melton: “Superior Rural Living” 4 hectares, excellent 5 bay shed. 5 bedrooms, 2 living areas all open out to the north set in lovely garden setting. Darfield: Bareland 4 hectares, back section all services at gate. Private, great views. If you are anticipating selling your house in Summer please call me to discuss your needs.

Min Cookson 027 249 5417 03 347 9944

Residential / Lifestyle LIVE THE DREAM, BE A HAPPY VENDOR!

Thinking of Selling? Give Jo a call now to evaluate your home’s potential.



Accounts Payable Processing Role Synlait Farms is a Canterbury based dairying business with 13,000 cows, 13 well-resourced farms and a fantastic team of people. Offering great career opportunities for motivated individuals is a priority. This is key to achieving our vision to be the best multi-farm dairy business in the world. We are seeking to appoint an experienced accounts payable clerk in the role of Accounting Assistant to join our Finance team. You will primarily focus on invoice processing of payables/receivables and bank & cash management. You will work with the Assistant Accountant to provide support with a range of administrative tasks to ensure the efficient function of the financial management business. You will also offer support and information to the farm managers to ensure their financial reporting is accurate and timely. You will preferably have a Farming background. As part of the Finance team you will at times participate in wider business projects. Apply today: enquiries@synlait E-mail your CV and cover letter by 22 November 2013 • To discuss this position further please contact Josie MacKenzie, People & Performance Manager, 021 807776 • Visit our website: •

Assistant Accountant SITUATION VACANT


Fixed Term (12 months) To be the best multi-farm dairy business in the world, we need the best people in the world. Is that you? Synlait Farms is a Canterbury based dairying business with 13,000 cows, 13 well-resourced farms and a fantastic team of people. Offering great career opportunities for motivated individuals is a priority. This is key to achieving our vision to be the best multi-farm dairy business in the world.

Permanent & Seasonal Position Available We require mature, physically fit and motivated people to work at our seed cleaning plant. Permanent positions primary role will be assistance in machine operation – the casual working on the loading ramp for harvest season. The successful applicants will have good written, and verbal, communication skills, a current forklift certificate (an advantage) full training will be given. The ability to work as part of our close knit team is essential as is the ability to perform a variety of tasks as required. Please apply in writing with CV and referees attached, by Wednesday 11 December to: Darfield Seed Cleaning Co Ltd PO Box 58, Darfield 7541

DARFIELD MOTEL Cleaner Required Part time hours, must be able to work weekends.

To be the best multi-farm dairy business in the world, we need the best people in the world. Is that you?

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

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


We are seeking to appoint an experienced Assistant Accountant preferably with a farming background to join our Finance team. You will work with the Senior Financial Accountant to provide accounting support to the Synlait Farms businesses: ensuring accounting processes are followed financial information is accurate; prepare financial analysis & reports; and liaise with key staff within the business groups. As part of the Finance team you will at times participate in wider business projects and strategy sessions. Apply today: enquiries@synlait • E-mail your CV and cover letter by 29 November 2013 • To discuss this position further please contact Josie MacKenzie, People & Performance Manager, 021 807776 • Visit our website:

Phone 027 220 2240 or 03 318 8242 ext 0 Are you looking for a new career? Do you like the outdoors, like a variety of tasks in a variety of locations? Are you physically fit? Can you operate a tractor and post driver or be willing to learn? Tasks include erecting all types of fences and sheds, operation of a post driver, driving tractors and operating chainsaws. Full drivers license required. This position is Monday to Friday and long term. On the job training will be given. Phone Carol or John 03 3124747 or leave a message. Summerfield Fencing Ltd. WINDOW REPAIRS FOR all glass requirements phone Phil 317 9046 or 021 046 6046.

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Mirrors Catdoors Double Glazing Insurance Repairs Phone Andrew Sanderson

03 318 4128 or 027 325 9854

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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. TRADES

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!

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



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

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

• With the business operating for over 20 years, we are able to offer a wide scope of expertise and competitive rates.

Phone 03 980 4979

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!

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

New Builds Extensions Renovations Kitchen & Bathrooms

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



PROFESSIONAL couple looking for a 1 - 2 bedroom house. Have pets. References available. Please phone 027 868 9844.

■ 1999 Suzuki Carry 4WD Flatdeck. New shape. 86,000km, 5 speed box, 660cc of throbbing, pulsating power to get you around the farm to do those chores safely. Towbar fitted. Being sold off road use only ie: no Rego. Compare our price $7,995. ■ 1995 Suzuki Carry 4WD Flatdeck 35,000km. 4 speed box with hi/lo 4WD system, axle lock. 660cc engine, more tow than a roman sandal. Being sold off road use only ie: no Rego. Compare our price $6,500

Family consisting of mum, dad, 12 year old dog and 1 year old child wanting to rent a house from January to July 2014 while building. Kirwee, Darfield and near by areas. Honest, reliable and all references easily available. Any farm cottages or houses considered. Phone Melissa George 021 024 76974

TRADES HANDYMAN - Mike the Handyman available for all lawnmowing and general handyman work, Selwyn area. Phone 0800 287 828 or 03 347 7437. 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:

Maniototo Motors Ltd Trading as Glentunnel Car Sales RMVT No: M258507 26 Homebush Road, Glentunnel (next to Glentunnel Garage) Phone Bob Wright 0274 726 595 or email

PO Box 10, Hororata, 7544

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

Hedge Trimming in Canterbury

Give Nigel a call now for your no obligation free quote

Phone: 021 387 750 • A.H. 03 318 0030

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

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

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





JEFF GRAY (OWNER & OPERATOR) Call for a free quote! P: 027 432 7691 E:

Sales and Service of new and used machines. Networking, Virus protection, Backup Re-loading and Restoring of Windows. Plain old fashioned Help & Assistance! Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want Mark Jones is someone who will take the bus 03 318-1956 with you when the limo breaks down. 027 210 4242 Oprah Winfrey 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    

renovations Mains pressure hot water upgrades Blocked drains Fully stocked vehicles Fast, friendly professional service

Laser Plumbing Christchurch West 0800 11 22 40

318 1676 or 021 184 2448


Ph 318 4034 Cell 021 254 9369

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

So try us first!


The Talking Centipede A single guy decided life would be more fun if he had a pet. So he went to the pet store and after some discussion, he finally bought a talking centipede, which came in a little white box to use for his house. He took the box back home and decided he would start off by taking his new pet to the pub for a drink with him. So he asked the centipede in the box, "Would you like to go down the pub with me today? We will have a good time." But there was no answer from his new pet. He waited a few minutes and then asked again, "How about going down the pub with me ?" But again, there was no answer from his new pet. The guy decided to invite the centipede one last time. This time he put his face up against the centipede's box and shouted, "Hey, in there! Would you like to go to the pub with me? This time, a little voice came out of the box, "I heard you the first time! I'm putting my bloody shoes on!"

Malvern news 29th nov  
Malvern news 29th nov