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Inside this issue: Kirwee Model School Casino Evening True & Daring Winery Gnomes Spring Sale Springfield School Fundraiser Café Hope Friend of Darfield Hospital AGM Cupcakes for the SPCA Letters to the Editors


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73 Hire Grand Opening Recycling Milestone Darfield Gun Club Rakaia Photographer Wins Awards History Fascinates Malvern Netball Darfield Rugby Club Prizegiving Running Can Be Fun Sports Diary Public Notices Quiz Classifieds Trades Email Column

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As expected, Cassie Henderson was a huge hit at the Hororata Village Bar and Café’s birthday celebration last weekend. It was a real treat for local children to be inspired by wonderful talent such as Cassie, (who was fifth in the recent X Factor NZ competition), as well as local Whi tecli ffs s ing er, A s h y Batchelor. Ashy has recently returned from the World Performing Arts Championships in Los Angeles, with a total of six bronze medals! “Both of these performers are just fourteen years old, and what a privilege it was to have them perform for us here at the Hororata Village Bar and Café,” commented Jason, the owner operator of the successful Café. In addition, good ol’ rockers, ‘Farenheit' from Kirwee brought the house down with their rendition of ’Ain’t No Sunshine’, and Stevie Wonder’s ’Very Superstitious’, among other hits. This band is new on the music ci r cui t, but w ell experienced when it comes to entertaining, and they were supported b y ‘B eautiful Christchurch’ singer Tor. Tor “It really was a true music-jam session with the Moonshiners and Bruce Leeming jamming it up with Farenheit and Tor what great entertainment,” said Jason. The weekend was a huge

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Planning and organisation is pretty much under control for the Friends of Kirwee Model School’s Casino evening, to be held tomorrow night, Saturday, August 31st, in the Kirwee Community Hall. At the time of going to print, a few tickets were still available and $25 gives those attending, their entry, sumptuous supper and casino ‘funny money’ (seeds). This ‘seed’ funny-money can be used to bid on a range of donated goods and to participate in the numerous entertaining games of chance - hopefully with the result of increased ‘seed’

wealth. Organisers have arranged for eftpos facilities and a cash bar and are very appreciative of the support shown them by businesses and individuals who have enabled the event to get off the ground. A huge variety of auction prizes have been assembled including, but not limited to: Helicopter Flights, meat, family passes to n u m er o u s a t t r a c ti o n s , champagne/wine, crop spray, fruit n’ vege, various vouchers, books, electrical

appliances including a brand new fridge freezer, meal vouchers, fishing rods and so, so, much more. The fundraising for the upgrade of the Kirwee Model School playground will not only get an enormous boost by those attending, but a fun night will be had by all.

Almost three years since the September Earthquake, Hennie and Celia Bosman from True and Daring Winery are still impacted by repair work to their winery and shop. “We had our very own fault line in the Wine Shop” said Celia. “It was quite a talking point, but the recent heavy rain made our fault line rather more of a crevasse, so we had to finally get it fixed!” Sadly this meant that the shop had to close for a few weeks, but Hennie and Celia say they are back on track now and looking forward to developing the shop as spring approaches. In addition to the wine shop, they have been working on an online shop for everything from wine and walnuts to artwork and gifts, from around the Selwyn District.

“It has been a lot of fun setting up the E-Commerce site; perhaps I can now add ‘Web Developer’ to my list of skills,” said Celia with a smile. “The online shop is called Celia’s, and the idea is for it to grow with a variety of local products including, of course, our True & Daring wine,” she added. For ‘Celia’s’ launch offer, Malvern News readers can enter the following discount code C1382 to get a special discount of 33%, (yes that’s right 33%!) off all purchases made from Celia’s between Friday 30th

August and Saturday 7th September. “If you don’t have access to a computer don’t panic, just drop in at the Wine Centre with the advert to receive the same discount,” Celia said. The True & Daring Wine Centre, aka Celia’s, is open from Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm, and is available 24/7. Any producers interested in having products included at Celia’s are welcome to contact Celia on 03 347 8269 or

See the advertisement in this issue for details of how tickets can be obtained for this fun, fundraiser and lend a hand to help the Friends meet their goal.

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Gnomes director Ally Kerr skiing backcountry Cheeseman earlier in August - lots of snow! Today (Friday) and as spring approaches, Gnomes Alpine Sports begin their much-lookedforward-to annual sale. As well as amazing bargains (up to 50% off selected ski hardware, clothing and accessories) it’s the perfect opportunity to score some sweet deals, while there’s still plenty of snow on the mountains to try them out. It’s a not to be repeated chance to purchase a selection of Gnomes high quality gear, and at discounted prices. While it’s been widely reported that New Zealand has just experienced its warmest winter since reliable records were kept, the huge snowfall that coated the mountains in June has served skiers and boarders well. The upper elevations of virtually all ski areas are still offering snowy conditions. “It’s definitely not time to hang the ski boots up just yet,” said Gnomes Alpine Sports directors, Leith and Ally Kerr. Kerr “With over six weeks of the season left and some good solid September snow falls predicted, there is plenty of time to enjoy that white stuff while it’s still here.” Mt Hutt have just announced that to accommodate all the keen skiers and boarders heading their way, and because there’s still plenty of snow on the mountain, they ar e extending their expected season’s end by a week until October 13th. Local field, Porters and its Club field neighbours, all have good cover on the upper slopes. The vagaries of Canterbury weather are well known and true to form, is the southerly this week that has been predicted to

dump some more snow on the peaks. While the Moon Man’s prediction may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and a few lost favour with him over the earthquake saga he has been pretty spot on so far, according to Ally of Gnomes, in his forecasts for the winter. He has this to say about the forthcoming weeks:

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DARFIELD An unique and exciting fundraiser is soon to be staged by Springfield School PTA, and that description not only applies to the nature of the fundraiser but to its location as well. Internationally renowned and local singer, Mel Parsons, Parsons supported by another talented local, Dudley Fairbrass (2012 New Zealand’s Got Talent grand finalist) will wow the crowd on Saturday, October 19th at the Sheffield/Annat, Swamp Road (off Dalethorpe Road), property of the Canterbury Gliding Club. Mel who has twice been a

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finalist in the New Zealand Music Awards Folk Album of the Year, is fresh off an international and national tour and will be the headline act at what is definitely shaping up to be a fantastic evening. Add to this the musical talent of Waddington’s Dudley Fairbrass, then place the whole event in the new Canterbury Gliding Club Hangar, and it just shouldn’t be missed. Head ing along earl y is recommended by organisers, giving time to purchase a barbecue dinner and have a drink before the main event

(BBQ and bar operating from 6:30pm). The Springfield School PTA are raising funds to upgrade their junior classroom and skilled organising, along with the much appreciated support from sponsors, has enabled them to present this enjoyable and unique event.

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Café Hope began in 2010, when a group of Sheffield people got together to talk about the decision to cut back on Malvern Co-Operating Parish services in outlying areas. This meant that the community was left with no service at Sheffield on the second Sunday of each month. This presented an opportunity for a less formal and more social type of service, and so began Café Hope. The doors open at 10am once a month on the second Sunday, (the next being September 8th) at the hall, behind the St James Church on Wrights Road, in the Sheffield township. No strangers will be found at these gatherings - just friends about to be met, and these friendships are formed over plenty of tea, plus coffee, and food for all. At present, each of the meetings follow a varying theme, with a different person guiding each one. For example the themes presented so far, have been water, fire, garden journeys and rocks. Sometimes people present are able to bring an example of the theme and share their ideas. This leads to input from those in attendance and it is amazing how many feel a b l e t o s h a r e t h ei r interpretation of that theme. There is always a chance for people to recharge their coffee mugs, which is a great opportunity for people to mingle. Financial donations are also accepted, and these are administered by the local committee. Three times a year, a gift is made to charities such

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Mac Paterson along with Murray and Joan Wason enjoy the fellowship along with a laugh at Café Hope. as Hospital Chaplaincy, local fire brigade, Methodist Mission, Presbyterian Support, St. John Association, Salvation Army, Bible Society and Malvern CoOperating Parish.

The Friends of Darfield Hospital would encourage members of the wider community to attend their forthcoming AGM with the opportunity of hearing the night’s excellent speaker. The 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held at Trinity Church in Darfield, on Tuesday September 3rd, 7.30pm. The Friends have been fortunate to obtain the speaking skills of David Meates, the present C.E.O. of the Canterbury District Health Board. David assumed this role in 2009 after working in the health sector of several other regions, since the early 1990’s. Two years ago he was awarded an Exemplary Leadership Award by the N.Z. Medical Association. Anyone interested is cordially invited to attend and hear David speak on the plans the Board has for the future.

“We are non-political and nondenominational, but follow a Christian base,” commented a spokesperson for the group, Wilma Webster. Webster “Anyone is welcome to join us, there’s always a spare seat, and we have never run out of food, tea or coffee,” Wilma finished with a smile.

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SPCA Cupcake Day is a fun way for the public to show their support for the more than sixty thousand animals that pass through SPCA Centres in New Zealand every year. On Monday this week, Rylee Shepherd and her dad Darryn could be found enjoying the sunshine outside Veten t Darfield, with their fabulous range of home-made cupcakes for sale. Last year, the pair sold a total of fifty two cupcakes, so the goal this year was to increase that number to seventy in total. “We’re hoping to raise more than we did last year,” commented Darryn. “But any money going to the SPCA is better than nothing.” Rylee’s mother, Jo Shepherd and aunty, Cynthia Sim did a great job helping to make the cupcakes for such a worthy cause. On Monday, August 26th, th rough ou t th e co untr y cupcakes of all shapes, colours and sizes could be found on sale in streets, malls, schools,

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Darryn Shepherd, and his daughter Rylee enjoy a sunny spot to sell cupcakes outside Vetent Darfield on Monday, in order to raise much needed funds for the SPCA.

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The information and opinions published are not necessarily those of the Malvern News proprietors. (Unless by prior arrangement, letters to the Editor should be no more than 200 words [approximately] in length.)

To the Editors: Darfield like any township needs the locals (a local is anyone who intends to stay for more than a year). Townships need locals to sup por t their bu sine sse s, schools, sports’ clubs, bridge, church, scout, art and cultural groups along with fire brigades, hall committees and other service groups etc. Over one hundred plus in the wider Malvern Area alone. For any community to be thriving and healthy we need to be positive about the good and know how to support each other when things go badly wrong e.g. an earthquake. We all know that many hands, make light the work.

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them on a decent post, that would do some damage to the moron’s car. Why is it that so many pothole repairs on the roads are repairs to a patch, that was patched, that has been repaired, that has been patched? Surely to do it once and do it right would be cheaper in the long run? Does the whole repair system need to be changed? Some answers from the Council would be appreciated.

To the Editors: Councillors please do not come knocking on our door wanting votes unless you are prepared to fight 'tooth and nail' to get the S p r in gf ie l d wa te r s u p pl y improved!

Rebecca Henderson

Mike Davies To the Editors, The letter this week, name and contact details supplied, has a similarity to those of previous weeks. I am sure your correspondent would not have wished the two Councillors to make submissions on local projects, then rule themselves out of deliberating on the submissions, and advocating to ensure Malvern's voice is heard. A Councillors role is surely in Governance, while the day to day running of the District falls to the m anagem ent of Council d e p a r t m e n t s o f As s e t s , Corporate and Planning. The Councillor must occasionally be capable of making decisions that may not be popular with all constituents, in order to benefit the rapidly growing district. Is being a Councillor an easy role? The number of candidates standing across Selwyn would indicate it is a role few are interested in.

To the Editors, For most of us, if we fix something and it breaks again we change how we fix it. So why then does the Council put more shingle in the scoured out ford on Scott’s Road when they get around to it after every decent rain? Surely a concrete lip on the downstream side would stop this scouring out every time water flows. Since the last rain there is a hole 20cm deep and 70cm wide and half the width of the road. If some unfortunate driver hits this the odds of damage and injury are high. With the amount of road signs t h a t a r e de l i be ra t e l y destroyed surely it’s time to put John Morten, SDC Councillor

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Kerry Uren and ex local Emily Bell (nee Burnett) Burnett of Rolleston love to run, and as a result have discovered that there is a lack of running events close to the Christchurch area. So they have taken it upon themselves to organise the Bayley’s Rail Trail Rampage, to be held on Saturday, October 19th. “Personally, we both get frustrated finding events we want to enter, that mean we have to spend a whole day away from home. We both have young families, and this restricts what we can enter,” commented Kerry. Realising that they weren’t alone in this feeling, the pair decided to do something about it. Offering people a scenic and achievable event, that involves local communities and gets Canterbury families out and about in a beautiful area, while being close to home, is paramount to the pair. Both Emily and Kerry felt that Banks Peninsula had been almost completely overlooked by sporting event organisers in the past. “It’s such a shame that such a beautiful ar ea close to Christchurch is missed. It just doesn’t make any sense to us,” said Kerry. Starting at Motukarara, a twenty three kilometre run has been planned, for those that are keen and able. Taking into account that not everyone will be interested in running that distance, a ten kilometre walk/ run has also been planned, starting from Birdlings Flat. Both of these events will finish at the Little River Domain, where an eight hundred metre children’s dash has also been organised. This in vol ves pursuing a clown around a set course, before the prize-giving.

“It has been fantastic to see the Little River community so enthusiastic about the event. We have created a family friendly atmosphere at their Domain, and the local school have agreed to cater the event,” commented Kerry. Also available on the day will be pony rides, face painting and a bouncy fort. There will be a number of businesses holding stalls and in return, most are providing spot prizes. From a training programme prior to the event and massages to follow al l h as been carefu ll y planned and full details can be found on the website

Kerry and Emily only began running after having their children, with neither of them being runners before that. They have transformed themselves, and their lives through it. Before children however, Kerry was a primary school teacher, while Emily was and still is, a nurse at Christchurch Hospital. “We've been hooked on running ever since, and formed our friendship through it. We hope our new company, ScenicSports, based in Rolleston, will inspire others to enter events for the first time and also give current runners something else to add to their running calendar.” concluded Kerry.

Kerry Uren, and her brother, Hamish Avery after completing a mountain running event.

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Stacey & Les Barnett and Catherine Field on site at the Darfield yard of 73 Hire. While their move, like all moves, took amazing logistical powers, a lot of planning and a few headaches, 73 Hire became Darfield based (from their previous Springfield home) in May this year. To say they have been well received is an understatement and since their initial start up (which was in January 2012), the business has gone from strength to strength. “There has been a marked increase in hires over the past two months,” said Catherine Field and Les Barnett of 73 Hire, “and as the warmer weather app ro ach es w e envisage this to pick up even further from now on.” But it’s not just the fine weather that has seen customer numbers increase, it’s the location, information and advice, friendly, helpful service, and above all - the range and quality of gear available for hire that has seen 73 Hire grow in popularity. “We enjoy being in Darfield and are expecting a busy spring,” the couple commented. “Since relocating we have purchased more equipment in readiness for the anticipated warmer weather which we envisage will provide inspiration for many to complete those long awaited outdoor jobs. We have also

listened carefully to client feedback and attempted to fulfil their requirements too.” All these considerations have seen 73 Hire add to their already extensive fleet of equipment; a box blade to attach to their 40hp tractor; 1.5 and 4 tonne twin drum vibrating rollers, a second carpet cleaner; window vac to easily and efficiently clean windows and a smaller 7x4 single axle trailer. They have also partnered with Aggreko, which gives them access to a wide range of generators (from 2kva to 50kva+) and Hire Access which gives them access to a wider range of scissor lifts and knucklebooms. Definitely mark Saturday, September 7th on the calendar as it’s the official 73 Hire opening day. The day will start at 10am and conclude at 3pm in the Horndon Street (opposite Canterbury Clay Bricks) yard. Malvern Community Patrol will cook up a sausage sizzle and while 73 Hire have freely provided the food, the funds raised will assist the Patrol as they work to provide a safer community. The day offers fun and entertainment for the young and the young at heart, with nail driving and egg throwing competitions plus no day would

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be complete without a lolly scramble, and there’s definitely going to be one of those as well. “We have some visiting suppliers speaking about or demonstrating their company’s equipment, which will include the Snorkel (cherry picker); Lochiel Trailers, Total Oils and Karcher,” added Catherine and Les, “and at approximately 2pm we are having a reverse power tool auction. All new tools straight from their boxes - sale is as is where is.” All those attending can enter the draw to win a 6x4 Lochiel trailer or a chain saw, but they have to be there when it’s drawn to be able to take away the prize (a redraw will take place otherwise). “Thank you to our sponsors Lochiel Trailers, Youngman and Ri ch ardson , Tr ans Di es el , Drummond and Etheridge and Karcher,” Catherine said, “we are extremely grateful for their support of the day.” There will be no hires on the opening day, as understandably 73 Hire want all their gear on display, however pickups for Sunday hires (September 8th) will be from 4.30pm on the Saturday (September 7th) onwards.

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Amy commented that she was thrilled with the progress of the scheme to date, including in Selwyn, where the target of 2,700 televisions recycled had been reached. “It is great news for the environment that people are really getting behind the scheme,” she said. “Old television sets and other electronic waste such as computer monitors cannot be put into landfills because they contain chemicals that can contaminate the environment and cause harm to humans,” Amy added. The Government’s TV TakeBack programme has been rolled out around the country to coincide

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Contract Harvesting With mixed emotions, and after 30 years of busy summers, I wish to advise all new and existing customers I have chosen to hang up my hat with the headers. Sam Forrester has bought the machinery and contracting run, effective immediately, and will continue to operate from the yard at Sheffield. Sam is a born and bred local and has operated in UK & Australia for several years on combines. I will work alongside him, as required, in this transition.

Sam can be contacted on 027 405 8534 I would like to personally acknowledge the efforts, over the years, of fantastic seasonal staff, family, clients, agents, freight companies, machinery companies and repair workshops. You were often called upon to chase, cook, test, cart and repair - usually via cellphone on a norwest night. Hopefully my shortness with you all in those sticky seasons didn't affect you too much and went un-noticed! Your efforts did not go un-noticed and I thank you all once again.

Regards - Derek Bull

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RESULTS August 2013 Club Day

Sponsor - Malvern Butchery Event 1 - 10 Target EyeEye- Opener A Grade - B Johnson, G Lemon, H Smith, B Brown 10s B Grade - M Palmer, I Harrison, D Lemon, L Wright s C Grade - J Burns 10, R Bampton, D Pitkethly, E Stuart, W Wright, J Smith 9's Event 2 - 25 Target Point Score A Grade - B Brown 74, H Smith 72, D Adams 70 B Grade - D Lemon 66, L Wright 6, M Palmer 62 C Grade - R Buchanan 69, J Burns 65, J Smith 62 Event 3. 30 Target Triples Perrin Family Trophy A Grade - 1: P Templeton 48, 2: D Adams 45, 3: B Johnson 43 B Grade - 1: P Hunt 49, 2: M Palmer 47, 3: I Harrison 45 C Grade - 1: D Pitkethly 46, 2: W Wright 44, 3: R Buchanan 41 Junior: R Bampton Trophy winner: Phillip Hunt


Day 1 - Moa Creek. The Club’s travelling shooters met up on the first day at Moa Creek. Light breezes and dull skies combined to make conditions difficult for those relegated to the back marks and meant Dave Pithkethley was the best performed of the club reps, just missing his last target for the day. Murray Robertson struggled early and late but managed a possible in the middle to make his day. Just the three possibles for the ten entries, but there wer e consistent results for Duncan Jefferis, with three scores of 19/20. Day 2 - Wanaka. An early start and nearly all the Bodkin team stepped up and produced possibles in the first match of the day. The second

shoot confirmed the team selection, as the score remained at, or close to possibles for most. Then the Bodkin Match. Forget the handicaps, and all shoot off fifteen metres. Duncan Jefferis was able to continue his string of possibles in the Bodkin with a possible which relied heavily on his second barrel. Paul Templeton and Tony Stuart both dropped a target leaving Darfield five down with two to shoot. Bevan Brown and Steve Gawn finished the teams effort in fine style, both scoring possibles to keep the team on five down to score 85/90. A team from Amberley took the event and the shield, with a score of 88. Back on to handicap marks for the last of the day with only Steve scoring a possible 20/20.

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Darfield Gun Club team members (L to R): Murray Robertson, John Sharp, Marcel Van Leeuwen, Dave Pitkethley. Front (L to R): Paul Templeton, Robin Digby, Colin McRae, Bevan Brown, Tony Stuart, Steve Gawn and Duncan Jefferis

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When a house was demolished in Waihi Beach (1987) at the top of the North Island, it wouldn’t really be expected to have anything to do with the history of Darfield. However in this instance that wasn’t the case. The homeowner came across old photos and a framed presentation in the ceiling, that brought alive the families and business owners in the Malvern area at the time - just over one hundred years ago (1912). The framed presentation was given to Mr Wallace Scott Rae, Rae the Pound Keeper of Darfield upon his departure from the district, and eventually made its way North with him, prior to his death. Wallace Scott Rae, Pound Keeper Darfield was born in 1846 and died in 1926. The following information has been provided by the Darfield Genealogy and Local History group: Wallace Scott Rae was the son of Charles Joseph Rae (1819 – 1894) a painter, and his wife Mary Ann Long, Long and was born 1846 in London. Wallace’s mother Mary Ann died in 1846; possibly in child birth. Charles Joseph Rae remarried in 1851 to Ann Elizabeth Beldam, daughter of a musical instrument maker and had further children. Charles Joseph had taken an active part in the Chartist movement and soon after this marriage the couple, disillusioned by the obstacles to reform in England, decided to emigrate to Christchurch, New Zealand, “to assist in the founding of a young nation”. When Wallace Scott was six years old Charles and Ann Elizabeth Rae arrived at Lyttelton with Charles having worked his passage by taking on the position of the ship’s carpenter for the voyage. The family settled first in Papanui and Charles became involved in the promotion of workers’ interests. He was responsible for the establishment of a Mechanics’ Institute (an educational organisation for craftsmen and skilled workers established in Europe and America in the early nineteenth century) which opened in May 1859. Charles Rae was the secretary. The family then moved to Heathcote where Charles was employed with the Lyttelton road tunnel. In 1864 Charles and his family moved to Wakamarina gold field in Marlborough. Being unsuccessful in his search for the elusive precious metal he took employment in a sawmill in the area and eventually settled for a time in the Blenhiem district before eventually returning to Christchurch in 1880. In 1876 Wallace Scott Rae married Martha Jane Brown of Kowai Bush and by 1879 he is one of the first Kowai Bush Postmasters. Martha and Wallace had four children. In the electoral rolls for 1885, 1890, 1896, 1900, 1911 Wallace Scott Rae is listed first as a bushman and then as Pound keeper at Darfield. This position he held from around 1888 until 1904/07 ie for at least nineteen years. The next pound keepers were Jas Adams and A. Otten. In September 1912 Martha Jane, Wallace’s wife of thirty six years died and is buried in the Kimberley Cemetery. In December that year Wallace was presented with the pictured scroll by the residents of Darfield in recognition of his long service as pound keeper for the district. Obviously they held him in high esteem. In 1914 Wallace was living in Simeon Street, Spreydon, Christchurch with his son Wallace Allen Rae. Father and son were both working as contractors. Some time after 1920 Wallace Scott Rae moved north to join another son, Charles Alfred Rae and his family. He died in 1926 aged 81, and is buried with his son and daughter in law in the Waihi Cemetery. His son died 1940 and his daughter in law died 1966.

The handsome framed presentation has the wording: Mr W.S. Rae, Darfield. Dear Sir, On the eve of your departure from amongst us, we feel that we should mark in some way our appreciation of your work as a man and a neighbour. Your long residence in the district (for over a quarter of a century) and the positions you occupied have brought you into almost daily contact with a large number of residents, and in the discharge of your duties, sometimes of a trying character, you have acted in a straightforward manner, without favour to anyone. In all that pertained to the welfare of the neighbourhood you took a willing part, and we say good-bye with regret, tempered with the hope that you may enjoy many years of good health and happiness.

Signed on behalf of the residents D. Mulholland (Chairman) H.A. Knight A.Gunn R. Reid J. Reid D. Gillanders James Manson Geo Manson Clark McCausland John Duncan W.M. Manson W.M. Stott W. Ede G. Clements J. Heaman W. Syme H. McClelland H. Dysart G Reveley

J De P Manson A Johnstone J. Bull H. Ferguson C.C. Johnstone J. Narbey S. Matthews F. Jones L. Walker J. Hughes W. Bryans A.W. Bramall P. McHugh W. Mulcock W.E. Willsteed Mrs A. Smith J. Andrews D. Reardon W. McSweeney (sec) H. Ede

F. Harris J. Slattery J. Guiney J. Clinton J. Beattie J. Redfern J. Gill J.C. Clarkson P. Hannat D. McClure J. Gillanders W. Cooper J. Cowan W. McClelland R. Hanna J. Dunne F.C. Crompton J.D. Rudd J. Cullen Jarman Bros

James Gough H. Knapp W. Read J. Pearson Pyne and Co F.C. Candy H. Hood L.R. Ellis F. Mullin J. Calder A. Holmes M.H. McLeman D. McBeath John Rudd C. Early G. Butler J. Reardon T. Bull W. Morris P.Morrison

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Senior Prizegiving Awards List 2013 The Malvern Netball season is drawing to a close, with the semifinals completed and now just the finals day to look forward to. This year’s Senior A final will be between Kirwee Klassix and Springfield/Sheffield Seniors. Kirwee Klassix will be looking to go one better than last year’s second place. But they are up against a Springfield/Sheffield team who have been undefeated for the whole of the competition’s second round. The Senior B and Senior C finals are both battles of women versus girls. South Malvern Social take on the (Year 10 and 11) Darfield Cometz, whilst the (Year 8 and 9) Sheffield Stormers will be playing the Darfield Fiascos. Primary A will see the Darfield Dragons trying to keep their 100% winning record against the South Malvern Steelers, who were involved in last week’s closest semi-final, beating Kirwee Rubies by a single goal. The Primary B champions this year are guaranteed to be wearing Darfield colours, as the Darfield Force play the Darfield Smashers. Like the Dragons, the Force have reached the final with a 100% winning record but they will be expecting a tough game against a Smashers team full of very promising talent. It is great to see all the Clubs represented in the finals this year. The Malvern Netball prize giving will take place after the completion of the Senior A final.

Good luck to all the finalists!

Under 18 • DRFC Club Cup - Most Improved - Nick Gardener • 1999 U19½ Trophy - Most Promising - Luke Holmes • Stevenson Cup - Most Conscientious - Lance Meikle • Grice Trophy - Most Valuable Player - Michael Brankin Division 2 • DRFC Trophy Most Dedicated - John Frew • CO Redfern Cup Most Improved - Ben Stokes • Lawrence (Rinso) Naughton Memorial/Div 3 Trophy Players Player of the Year - Tim Wright • James Thompson Memorial Sportsman of the Year - Dean Glassey • Darfield Hotel Most Outstanding Div2 Player - Brad Fallaver Division 1 • Steve Mitchell Trophy Most Promising - Sam Houston • DRFC Trophy Most Dedicated - Shannon Wylie • Robin Moore Memorial - Players Player of Year - Scott Mitchell • Reveley Cup Most Improved - McKenzie Smith • Dean Carroll Memorial Senior Personality of Year - Jake Gard Club Awards • NZ Couriers JAB Sportsman of Year - Kieran Meikle • Bob Carter, Most Outstanding Open Player - Sam Groundwater • Hamish Reid Memorial Cup Highest Rep Honours - Scott McIlroy • Coach of the Year - Barry Harvey &

L to R: New President - Brent Chamberlain, Past President - Jeff Strowger, Kathleen Miller, Honorary Life Member - Craig Miller and John Ludemann.

Shannon Wylie recipient of the Brian Kars Memorial for Personality of the Year as well as the Div 1 Trophy for Most Dedicated and John Frew with the Div 2 Trophy for Most Dedicated.

Chris Lea • Team Manager of the Year

- Alannah Bell (Div 1) • Tony Paterson Memorial Most

Improved Team - Under 18 • 2004 Centennial Cup Highest

Achieving Team - Under 18 • Brian Kars Memorial, Personality of

the Year - Shannon Wylie

The Darfield Dragons after their semi-final win against Darfield Sting. Back (L to R): Hannah Forrester, Rozlyn Doherty, Imogen Groom, Renee Cullen, Bronte Thomas. Front (L to R): Sophie Brettkelly, Caitlin Rayne, Sophie Townsend, Amber Hammond Results 24th August SEMI FINALS SENIOR A S/S Snr 26 v Kirwee Black 18 Kirwee Klassix 24 v Kirwee Senior 17 Darfield MiB’s 20 v Darfield Fusion 32 SENIOR B Darf Cometz 31 v Darfield FauxPas 15 S/M Social 26 v Kirwee Kaha 17 SENIOR B ROUND ROBIN Kirwee Social 11 v S/S Bulls 5 S/S Social 6 v S/S Bulls 5 Kirwee Social 5 v S/S Social SENIOR C S/S Stormers 30 v S/M Shakers 16 Darf Breakers 14 v Darfield Fiascos 20 Darf Tic Tacs 19 v Darfield Misfits 36 PRIMARY A Darfield Dragons 16 v Darfield Sting 6 S/M Steelers 7 v Kirwee Rubies 6 S/M Sherbetz 11 v Kirwee Diamonds 16 PRIMARY B Darfield Force 22 v Super S/M 5 Darf Smashers 16 v S\S Black Swans 5

Prizegiving will be held in the Rec Centre at 2:15pm on Saturday

Draw 31st August - FINALS 9am: Crt 1: SENIOR B FINAL Darfield Cometz v S/M Social Crt 2: P RIMARY A FINAL Darfield Dragons v S/M Steelers Crt 3 & 4: Round Robin 10:00am: Crt 1: SENIOR B - 3RD & 4TH Kirwee Kaha v Darfield Fauxpas Crt 2: SENIOR C - 3RD & 4TH S/M Shakers v Darfield Breakers Crt 3 & 4: Round Robin 11:00am: Crt 1: SENIOR C FINAL S/S Stormers v Darfield Fiascos Crt 2: PRIMARY A - 3RD & 4TH Darfield Sting v Kirwee Rubies Crt 3 & 4: Future Ferns Round Robin 12:00pm: Crt 1: SENIOR A - 3RD & 4TH Kirwee Snr v Kirwee Black Crt 2: P RIMARY B FINAL Darfield Force v Darfield Smashers Crt 3 & 4: Future Ferns Round Robin 1:00pm: Crt 1: CURTAIN RAISER FUTURE FERNS Darfield Rebels v Kirwee Gems 1:15pm: Crt 1: SENIOR A FINAL Springfield/Sheffield Snrs V

• Lenco Sports, Player Contributing

Most to the Club - James Scollay • Darfield High School, Best Off Field

Contribution - Pete Thomas • DRFC Senior Clubmans Cup

Outstanding Contribution to Club - Scott McIlroy • Paul Stewart Committee Cup - Howard Anderson • Honorary Life Member - Craig Miller

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pair of running shoes. Benefits include; weight loss, improved sleep, stress relief, a stronger immune system and relief from mild depression. If you are new to running start off gradually with some runpower walking, gradually reducing the time walking and increasing the run time then before you know it you will be running all the way! So why not give it a go? If you find it uncomfortable or hit a plateau get some advice on your running technique before

you put it in the too hard basket. The only trouble is that once you start running properly it’s very addictive! Karen Muller has been coaching running and multisport since 2007 and is a competitive runner and multisporter herself, recently winning the Sanctuary Trail run in Nelson and Motatapu Multisport race. For i nfo rm ati on on Runn in g Technique and The Darfield run group contact Karen Muller

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THE MALVERN A & P ASSN. S RESULT 24 AUG 18th Grade Malvern - CBHS 1 - 6 13th Grade Malvern - CTFC: 3 - 0 11th Grade CTFC - Malvern: 4 - 2 10th Grade CTFC - Malvern: 3 - 3 9th Grade Malvern A - Selwyn Kiwi's: 5 - 3 Hayden de Burger (4), Gray Heath (1) Selwyn Ravens - Malvern B: 5 - 0 Malvern C - Selwyn Phoenix: 2 - 2 Carwyn Chaffey (2)

Last Weeks Results Semi Final Mens Div 3 vs Hornby Timberwolves Won 2 - 0 Youth U18's vs Hornby Dragons Lost 1 - 3 Super 8 Girls vs HSOB Lollypops Lost 2 - 3 11 aa-side Div 2 vs HSOB White Won 5 - 2


Best Gross A Sime 75 Best Net B Cleland 65 Match of the day: 2nd Round Stroke Play Championship Senior: A Sime 69 G Deans 72 D Platt 73 Intermediate: S Inch 70 J Morten 70 S Williamson 72 on c/b Junior A: B Cleland 65 P McOscar 70 S Brown 70 Junior B: B Scott 70 P Eddy 71 M Adams 73 Ladies: N Muir 67 Closest to Pin #2 in 2: K Hicks # 6: T Chapman # 11: R Kars # 14: N Muir # 17: M Strowger Next Week’s Competition: 31st - 3rd Round Stroke Champs

Golf Results 27 August 2013 Competition of the Day - Par 1st = Trish Hall & Margaret Robertson 2nd Lorraine Oliver 3rd = Meg Morten & Mary Abbott Nearest Pin, Hole 6 - Mary Abbott


Thursday 5th Sept 2013 Sheffield Sports Pavilion, commencing at 8:00pm All welcome.

Saturday 31st August, 7:30pm Kirwee Community Hall Tickets $25 pp (limited to 200) Cash Bar Operating, Supper Provided “Funny Money” Auction of donated prizes. Enquiries to: Tiffany Cameron 318 1744 or email:

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Results 24th August 2013 Competition - Stableford G Hessey 43 L Milner 42 D McKay 39 H Shipley 38 M Michael 36 G McKay 35 D Froggatt 35 W Watson 35 I Bourke 34 Twos: T Harris, D McKay Women’s Longest Drive: M Michael Closest to Pin #3 - Darfield Food Centre: W Watson # 9 - Donated Bottle of Wine:G Wine: Maynard # 13 - Terrace Winebar: D Thompson # 17 - Chalmers Construction: D McKay Longest Putt: #18 Spons by Darfield Tyre Centre D Rutter

LADIES GOLF Results 20th August 2013 2nd Round Eclectic, Stableford, Captain vs Secretary Best Gross Silver: J Redfern Bronze A: C Hewitt Bronze B: B Dillon Captain Secretary Eclectic Winners: C Hewitt 63 J Chambers

101 94 109 403 343 63

Match of the day - Stableford J Chambers 38 C Hewitt 35 A Begg 32 B Dillon 31

J Cameron 36 L Marsh 33 C Banks 31

Annual General Meeting will be held at the Sheffield Pavilion on Friday 6th September 2013 at 7:30pm. All welcome.

Saturday 12th October 2013 (PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE)

7:30pm Start West Melton Community Hall Tickets $20 each For Tickets contact Jess 027 279 4609 A community event hosted by West Melton Young Farmers

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Daffodil Day - Please give generously New Zealand Gnomes Snowsports Spring Sale Commences Darfield Rural Heartland Meeting With Damien O’Connor Dunsandel Store & Cafe Darfield Scout Group “Goodbye Winter” Disco Darfield Primary School Hall Darfield Rugby Club Junior Prizegiving Darfield Rugby Clubrooms Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson St, Darfield Kirwee School Fundraiser - Casino Night Kirwee Community Hall ‘What Goddess’ Workshop - Sue Jones Darfield South Malvern Cricket Club AGM Glentunnel Sports Pavilion Malvern News Advertising Deadline Hororata Community Trust “Have your Say” Wrkshop Hororata Hall Friends of Darfield Hospital AGM Trinity Church, Darfield Quiz Night - Fundraiser for Glenntunnel Snr Camp Coalgate Tavern Windwhistlej Garden Club Extra-Ordinary Meeting Windwhistle School Malvern Cricket Sub-Association AGM Sheffield Sports Pavilion “Rural Presentation” Art Exhibition Opening Night Terrace Downs Malvern Combined Rugby Teams Prizegiving Kirwee Rugby Club Malvern A & P Association AGM Sheffield Pavilion 73 Hire Grand Opening Day Horndon Street, Darfield Walk in the Woods Terrace Station, Hororata Malvern Hockey Junior Prizegiving & Celebration Greendale Domain Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson St, Darfield Meet The Selwyn Mayoral Candidates Darfield Rec Centre Darfield Junior Cricket Registration Bond Frew Office, Ross St Kirwee Junior Cricket AGM Kirwee Domain Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson St, Darfield Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson St, Darfield Darfield Rugby Club Ball “A Night at the Oscars” Darfield Rec Centre Selwyn Gallery Workshop “Mythical Material Art” Selwyn Gallery, Darfield Malvern Hockey Senior Prizegiving & Celebration Coalgate Tavern Fonterra Grass Roots Fund Applications Close Darfield Junior Cricket Registration Bond Frew Office, Ross St Rolleston News Advertising Deadline WM Young Farmers Fundraiser “Hypnotist” Night West Melton Comm. Hall

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HAPPER’S HONDA LMVD Specialist Farm Bike Sales & Service Ph 03 325 4086

PERSONALS LONELY??? Do you think you are too busy to find a new partner Well time is ticking away. Call us now to meet someone special 03 455 9300 text 022 455 9300 or Email 100% NZ owned & operated. PETS/LIVESTOCK

2 ½ year old Huntaway bitch to give away. Good keen dog, nice natured. Just needs more work than I currently have for her. Please phone 317 9497. CAT beautiful, young spayed cat, proven hunter. Needs home. Owner passed away. Phone 318 8830. COLOURED yearling pony filly. EMH 14.2, well handled, friendly. Offers. Phone 318 6896 or 021 123 1449. GRAZING RETRIEVER RETRIEVER Huntaway pups to LAMB grazing wanted for Sept/ give away, 3 male, 1 female, Oct, top money paid for top born 16th July. Please phone feed. Numbers to suit. Phone 317 9497. Mitch 027 313 1320 or 03 PLANT NURSERIES 302 1787. HORORATA Nurseries - Quality landscape plants at wholesale LEASE prices. Specialists in farm and STORAGE container - available dairy conversion plantings. now. 20 foot lo ck-up Natives, ornamentals, hedging, container. Can have on own deciduous trees. Hardy locally site or on our West Melton g r own s to ck. Fr i en d l y property. Long/short term k n ow l ed g eab l e ad vi ce. available. Price $25 per week. Phone Dave or Wendy for hours Negotiable for long term. we are open. Ph 03 318 0081 Phone 027 432 1406 or o r vi s i t o ur w eb si te. 03 366 2124.

For all your Interior & Exterior Painting Requirements REAL ESTATE


OPEN HOME THIS WEEKEND Saturday 31st August • 1:00pm - 2:00pm 1130 Highfield Road, Aylesbury DA1533 This and our other current listings available to view at: 0800 278 583 03 317 9070

Chris Abbott 027 435 2872 Kerin Pitkethley 027 698 7453

• Darfield: 4 hectare superior bareland block,

McLaughlins Road. All services to gate. • West Melton: [new listing] 80 Johnson Road,

“Ryeland Grange” 4 ha superior lifestyle, 3 bedroom home with attached fully self contained apartment.13yr old olives and walnuts, great shed. Private and peaceful. For sale by Deadline closing 12th Sept. 2013 [unless sold prior]. Open Home Sunday 2 - 2:30pm. If you are anticipating selling your house in Spring please call me to discuss your needs

Min Cookson 027 249 5417 03 347 9944

Page 18 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: Asking $170,000. Mt Hutt Lodge, Windwhistle. 1 Bdrm unit with stunning views & fully furnished. Body corp fees apply. Angela Cossey. Harcourts Four Seasons Realty. M 0273 266 511 or H 03 318 8688. FOR SALE: Asking $305,000. Glentunnel. 2 Bdrm rear standalone townhouse. Rural north facing aspect. Open home Sunday 1st September, 1:00-1:30pm. Angela Cossey. Harcourts Four Seasons Realty. M 027 326 6511 or H 03 318 8688.

Friday 30th August 2013 SITS VACANT



Hororata Playcentre Co-ordinator Vacancy Part time WOF Inspector required due to business growth. Must have current AVI and be a good team player. Please email CV to or phone Nigel on 347 4020 for more info. Full time office admin/reception for busy mechanical workshop. Must be motivated, good team player with excellent customer service and computer skills and clean driver’s licence. Email CV and covering letter to or phone Lisa on 347 4020 for more info

Mon: 9:15 - 11:45am, Fri: 10am - 12:30pm (during school term) Start Date : Term 1 - 27th January 2014 Minimum Qualifications: • Preferably Course 4 Certificate or • Course 3 Certificate of NZPF Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education or Dip T ECE along with Playcentre philosophy. • Current first aid certificate would be an advantage We require an enthusiastic, motivated and child focused team member to join us to assist in the running of our fun loving environment. We have a good reputation and our current co-ordinator leaves after 5 years. Applications close 30th September 2013. Please email C.V. and letter of application to Alice at:

Administration Assistant

SITS VACANT FENCING contractor requires fencer for casual or perm position. Must be reliable, fit with good work ethic. Experience preferred. Good wages. Ph 021 640 748. P RA CTI CA L ex p er i en ced Horticultural worker required. Flexible 2 days a week. More days during busy times. Must have farm m ach i n er y ex p er i en ce. Phone 027 286 5808.

Deadliniael s:

Editor y 5pm Monda Advertising y 1pm Tuesda


Part time - Job share We are a busy mechanical workshop situated near the Main Street in Darfield. Due to increased work load, we need extra administration assistance

We require a part time Shop Assistant, Assistant preferably with retail pharmacy experience to work in our friendly country Pharmacy and Gift Shop. This will be a regular part time position 2 or 3 days a week with the ability to also cover additional days during school holidays a preference. The successful applicant must be able to start immediately and have the ability to work in a team environment. Hours of work are 8:30am to 5:30pm. One Saturday morning a month (9am to 12pm) may also be required. If you are interested in working as part of a great team, assisting the needs of our community, forward your C.V by Sunday 15th September to: Aaron Orangi P.O Box 19, Darfield, 7541 Or Email:

• Approx 2 days a week (Could be up to 4 days) • Days and hours negotiable but we would prefer 8am to 4pm weekdays, Saturday 10 – 1pm • You would be required to work more days during school holidays • Must have current, clean drivers licence

Key Responsibilities: • • • •

Customer Service, bookings and daily organisation of workshop Reception Accounts receivable Processing & updating WOF/Service reminders

To be the successful candidate you will: • • • • • •

Be able to multi task Complete all work to a high standard Have the ability to work alone efficiently and be part of a team Be reliable with excellent office skills Be organised and have the ability to be able to manage your time wisely Previous knowledge of workshop administration an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.

If you are interested in this role, please send your application and C.V to: Email: (Attn: Pauline) Phone: 03 318 8113 if you require further information.


• Picking of orders • Container unloading • Processing of inwards/outwards deliveries • No previous experience is required, just a positive/energetic attitude, good accuracy & physically fit • Night and day shift available

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Friday 30th August 2013 SEWING SERVICES DARFIELD Sewing Services f o r al l yo u r s ew i n g r equi r em en ts. Qu ali fi ed seamstress. Ph 318 7244. TUITION TUITION Vacancies have arisen for: Speech & Drama pupils 6-9 years of age. Maths & Readingindividual tuition Years 1-6. Phone Margaret Park (03) 318 8071.


Professional Window Cleaner now servicing the Selwyn area. We would love to clean your windows Discounts for regular cleans Phone Wilf Lock (03) 318 1960 or 027 499 3535



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Mirrors Catdoors Double Glazing Insurance Repairs Phone Andrew Sanderson

03 318 4128 or 027 325 9854

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Rented same house for 12 yrs. Please phone MIKE THE BRICKY 027 479 4684.

Licenced Builder


Phil Marsh Ph 318 4131 Mob 027 357 3696

TRADES CONCRETE Placing. General concrete placing, including driveways. Coloured and exposed. Contact Nig el Hodges on 0274 270 557. Rural Building Solutions Ltd.

Need some help with: • • • • •



Rural/semi-rural with fire by family of 4. Two brick-layers/ painter-decorator/1 machinist.

WINDOW CLEANING *Experienced *Reliable *Trustworthy


ROOF & house maintenance. All CARS - Any unwanted cars, aspects covered including trucks or vans. Any cond. Will spouting, mortar, tiles, re- pay & collect. Ph John 318 0871. roofing, roof painting, moss, mould & silicone sealing. WANTED TO RENT General repairs. Please phone COUPLE - no children, no pets. 03 347 6702. 2/3 + bedrms, long term, start end September. Refs available. WINDOW REPAIRS Phone 027 663 1122 or 03 420 0228. FOR all glass requirements phone Phil 317 9046 or Wanted 021 046 6046. 3 bedroom house/garage(s)


Aerials/Dishes TV/DVR Set-up Wall Mounting Freeview/Decoders Cabling Phone Jacks

• • • •

Multi-room Systems Hook-ups Pre-wire (All Types) All Installations of TV, Freeview, Home Theatre, Hi Fi

Ph Simon 027 430 1211 / 03 317 8091 Get me to do your ‘dishes’

Gavin Gardener: Company Director Ph: 0274 334 057 Office Contact Ph: 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 • 25 years experience David Barnhill • Local qualified builder 027 618 2345 • All types of work or undertaken including additions, a/h 317 9144 alterations, new houses, sheds etc



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

Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.

03 318-1956 027 210 4242

Mignon McLaughlin

0800 427 427

Mark Jones

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Friday 30th August 2013

Daily On Site Sales & Servicing Authorised Service Agent for Most Brands • Ovens • Washing Machines • Cooktops • Washing Machine Hire • Dryers • Dishwashers from $8 p.w.

Selwyn Electrical Ltd Your Local Registered Electrician


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

318 1676 or 021 184 2448

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

Closed Saturdays

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

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Smith & Sons are professional renovation builders who provide quality renovations from concept to completion – on time and to budget. With Smith & Sons, renovating will be an enjoyable experience, you’ll be confident of getting great value & you’ll be proud of your finished project. Gerry Thomson and the team including our own tiling guru (formerly trading as Flaxmill Builders) from Smith & Sons have been a local, family owned building business in the area since 1982 – so call them today for your next project.

Ph: 03 312 4667 or Mob: 021 972 813

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

Mark Davis 493 Bealey Rd, Aylesbury Mark Walker ♦ Ph 03 318 1529 ♦ Manufacturers of:  Doors  Windows  Stairs  Wall Units  Kitchens  Vanities also Repair Work

3 North Tce, Darfield 7510 P 318 8663 F 318 8904 M 027 229 4965 E

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david wilkinson registered electrician

House & Roof PrePre-Paint Wash

phone 03 318 1231 fax email

03 318 1235

po box 26 kirwee

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

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

Maintenance & servicing  Bathroom & kitchen renovations  Mains pressure hot water upgrades 

H AN D YMAN - Mik e th e H and ym an s er vi n g all handyman, lawnmowing and general work, Selwyn area. Ph 0800 287 828/03 347 7437. SELWYN Signs, Free quotes & advice. Contact Fred Maynard 03 329 7371 or 027 260 7628. Laser Plumbing Christchurch West TILER / Waterproofer. Phone 03 0800 11 22 40 318 1973 or 0274 211 637. Email: We are able to accurately share travelling costs between UPHOLSTE RER - Recover jobs with GPS tracking lounge suites, dining chairs, squabs etc. Free quotes. So try us first! Based in Weedons. Phone 03 980 4979.

Paddy took two stuffed dogs to the 'Antiques Roadshow'. "Ooh!" said the presenter, "this is a very rare set, produced by the cel ebra ted Johns Brothers’ taxidermists who operated in London at the turn of last century. Do you have any idea what they would fetch if they were in good condition?" "ummmm...Sticks?" Paddy replied.

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