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Inside this issue: Canterbury District St John 2 Darfield Preschool Tile Fundraiser


DHS Formal Bringing History To Life

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Cross Country Course Improvements


Springfield Store & Café Takes Silver Pie Award


Dancing To Success


Community Pie


Storm Uru Visits Sheffield 8 A Probus Decade


DHS Rural College Rogaine 10 Play Tennis This Summer


Ashburton Duathlon


Darfield Gun Club Sports

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CIRCULATION: 5000+ - Area SH I West, between the rivers. The information and opinions published are not necessarily those of the Malvern News proprietors. Malvern News is distributed to 5000 homes and businesses in the Malvern area. Next edition will be distributed Friday 16th August 2013 Deadline - 1pm Tuesday 13th Aug 2013 ♦ Weekly Newspaper ♦ Business Cards ♦ Photocopying ♦ Laminating ♦ Binding ♦ Typesetting

St. J ohn Y outh Cadets focus on first aid, health care, leadership and general life skills. On Sunday, August 4th, over one hundred ex cited cadets from all over Canterbury descended upon Darfield Primary School to show off their skills, and compete in the Canterbury Distri cts’ S t J ohn Y outh Competition. Cadets were asked to be at the Primary school by 7: 30am , wi th the d ay concluding at 4:30pm. It was a very big day for all concerned, but it was also a very successful one. Darfield St J ohn Y outh, entered e i g h t ca d e ts i n th e competitions (one junior team of four, plus four individuals) and they all perf ormed ex tremely well. Along with the competitors were the three Darfield judges, Lynda W alter (Darfield Division Manager), Michelle Kittelty (Assistant Division Manager) and Patrick van der Pol, Pol as well as five ‘patients’, Charlotte Boyd, Ben Ellington, Charlotte Courtenay, Zoe van der Pol and Bernie Campbell. Campbell Also present was St. J ohn Malvern Chairperson, Arthur Marsh, a familiar face to many in the district, who presented the awards.

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“I’m very proud of all our eight competitors, and also the patients - they all did very well. Along with having a lot of fun, every competitor came first in something,” commented Lynda! St. J ohn Darfield Y outh have been in operation for just over a year, and already they have a group of thirty four cadets (aged eight to eighteen). They a lso a ccomm od a te n in e penguins (aged six to eight years). St J ohn Malvern Y outh cadets meet once a week during school terms and each division has their own unique The Darfield St. John Y outh Cadets with their well deserved awards. Back row, L to R: Arthur Marsh, Michelle Kittelty (ADM) and programme to suit their specific Lynda W alter (DM). Middle L to R: Monique St. Clair-Newman, needs and interests.

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Darfield Preschool and Nursery are embarking on an ex citing and unusual fundraiser for their new building. Taking a leaf out of the Selwyn Aquatic Centre’s book, they will organise a ‘Decorate a Tile’ fundraiser. They are asking all past and present families, ex staff and board members, as well as any supporters in the community to come along and decorate a tile to be put up on a wall within the new preschool or in the playground. The Pres cho ol have g ot together with Claire Robb of the Claire Robb from Go Potty showing Go Potty Studio in Cashmere, Adrienne Morgan how to paint the tile. and they will hold a decorating day on Sunday, August 18th at any that this doesn’t suit, there and come along to decorate. All the current preschool premises, may also be another day brushes and paint are provided. Telegraph Road, Darfield. For planned for a future date too. The cost to decorate a tile will There’s no need to book or be $ 25 for one, $ 45 for two or make an appointment, just think $ 65 for three, with the proceeds Sign Writing of a design or message to put to help towards the new on the blank 16cm x 16cm tile playground. Vinyl Removal

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Another successful Darfield High School Formal was held last Saturday, August 3rd, and was atte nded by 221 senior students. The night was a huge success, and very much enjoyed by everyone who went. The DHS Formal Committee (consisting of Nicole Williams, Chelsey Savage, Nikita Crequer, Nicole Boyes, Georgina W ilson, Hannah Cullen, Genevieve J ebson, Krystal McDonald, Tom de Rooy, Gordana Rodden, Kennedy Evans, Katie Murphy, Rosie Forbes, Michaela W oolf, Henry Oliver, Claudia Thomas, A i sli n g Ra yn e , Mi ch ae l Abernethy, Tessa Pearce, J ake Spinks, Megan Cunningham, and Hannah W ilson, assisted by T o d d A d ams , Assis ta n t Principal, teacher leader of the committee) would like to ex tend a huge thank you to everyone that helped to make this year’s Formal such a success. Ex tra special thanks from the organisers, goes to Do n Gillanders, Gillanders who did an amazing job of decorating the DHS School Hall in line with this year’s theme, ‘A Night Under the Stars’. The transformation of the Hall created a memorable evening for all attending.

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Head boy, Tom de Rooy, and head girl Gordana Rodden did a fantastic job keeping calm throughout the organisation process, which made everything come together smoothly. They are the first to admit though, that they couldn’t have done it without the help of the Formal Committee. The Formal Committee met during the evening, to discuss and decide who would be the recipients of the night’s awards: •

The private after-party was also deemed a success - due to the stringent security and careful organisation. Event planners thank all those who played a part and assisted in some way during this part of the evening. Photos by DC Photos NZ (Daniel Chew & Co) & J ames Griffen from Edgeline Photography

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August each year is the month when all over New Zealand Family History and local History Groups encourage and ask their local communities, such as Malvern, to consider sharing, or passing on, any information they have about the pioneer families who settled and worked, in the district. Questions such as; W hen and where did they come from and how did they get here? W hy did they come? What ship did they arrive on? What work did they do here ? Did they farm the land or maybe work in the coal or clay mines? Did they build the Midland railway, or the many roads and bridges? Were they teachers, ministers, or doctors?

attendance. One of these was Diane Loosle from ‘FamilySearch’ Salt lake City USA. Diane is currently on tour throughout New Zealand and is presenting a public lecture in Christchurch on Saturday, August 10th (see

advertisement in this issue for full details of this). In February of this year, the (DGLHG) was contacted by ‘Elizabeth’ Elizabeth’ and her husband from England who were staying in Methven with their daughter. They were seeking information about the Rev. E. H. Soper (known as Ned), an early Baptist minister in Greendale. The enquiry was on behalf of their friend ‘JJ ane’, ane a great grand daughter of Ned, and living in England. The nex t day Elizabeth and her family joined the (DGLHG) for a cemetery walk at Greendale. They found Ned’s burial plot in the SW corner of the cemetery and then went in search of the old Baptist Manse and Church (now a private home). Rev E H Soper (Ned) came to Auckland, New Zealand with his wife and child in 1876 and spent time at the Baptist Tabernacle before coming to the Greendale Baptist Church, where he worked for two years. According to records, the Reverend appeared to have been very popular with the people of the district.

The Greendale Cemetery headstone of Rev E.H. Soper have been sudden.”

Obituary for Rev Soper: The Star: November 17th, 1898:

“Rev Soper was, for ten years, a missionary in Brazil, where his health was permanently injured by the tropical climate. About five years ago he returned to England and was employed by the Baptist Missionary Society, but his health not being established, he was advised to visit the colonies and he settled at Greendale, about two years ago. Members of the group will also Although never very strong, he have ‘Pioneer Register’ sheets was able, with one or two available to be filled out while ex ceptions, to take both services waiting, or available to take away every Sunday.” and fill out at home. By “Pastor Soper died after giving a completing these sheets, the rousing sermon.” information known about family Inquest verdict: Press: J une 18th, ancestors will help to preserve the From The Star: June 1898: 1898: “death was due to heart heritage of the Malvern district. “A telegram was received in town failure accelerated by malarial From August 1st - 4th, in to the effect that Rev. E H Soper, fever from which he suffered.” conjunction with Family History Baptist minister at Greendale, Letter to the Editor: The Press: Month a Family History Fair was died this morning. He appeared to August 24th, 1898: held in Auckland, with speakers have been in perfect health Sir, Will you allow me through from all over the world in yesterday and his death must your columns, on the eve of my departure for England, to thank all those friends in the South DARFIELD GENEALOGY & Malvern District who have contributed to the fund to place a LOCAL HISTORY GROUP Inc. memorial stone and iron railing over the grave of my late husband, in the Greendale Every W ednesday morning in August, members cemetery; also for the framed will be at the Darfield Library (Community Room 1A) address, which I shall look upon in from 10am - 12noon to receive info and help with my future home with sad, but the Pioneer Family register sheets. grateful memories of the kindness of friends, who helped me in my Diane Loosle from ‘FamilySearch’ in USA will be giving a bereavement. – yours Grace M. public lecture Saturday 10th August starting 10.00am at St. Margarets Presbyterian Church, 94 Farrington Ave. Soper. Bishopdale, ChCh. Subject: “FamilySearch Tips for Getting At the time of her husband’s the Most Out of Searching” Admission: A gold coin. death, Grace was pregnant with For further information contact: her second child and returned to Bev Robb - or England with the two children, Pam Mugford - soon after the birth. Each Wednesday morning during August, members of the Darfield Genealogy and Local History Group Inc. (DGLHG) will be in Community Room 1A at the Darfield library (10am 12pm) ready to copy or share any information visitors may like to bring along; eg photos, letters or certificates etc.

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From 4,522 pies at this year’s Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards, Karyn Cullingford of the Springfield Store and Café achieved a much deserved silver award in the Café Boutique section. Karyn achieved this success with the Cafe’s alpine pork with apple and sage pie. The awards were announced at a dinner held in the Langham Hotel, Auckland on Tuesday, July 23rd. The supreme winner was, rather surprisingly, a good old mince and cheese pie produced by an Auckland baker. The staggering number of entries this year was a new record in the seventeen years of the competition’s history, and with 505 pie makers all vying for top spot, it made those awarded with success, all the more proud of it. The competition adheres to a strict judging criteria (weight, pastry colour, etc.), and around 75% of the pie entries don’t even make it as far as the final hurdle - the taste test. Karyn and Don moved to the area seven years ago, but it wasn’t until April of 2010 that they purchased the Springfield Store and Café. Karyn is a self professed home-cook, with a passion for pies, and has been making them regularly since the purchase of the Store. Roughly two hundred pies delight Store customers each day, with Karyn’s record being 220. Pies are baked in a total of fifteen different flavours and all made using local produce. This was the couple’s second foray into the Bakels Pie competition. Their first, in 2012, returned a commendable fifth place for the Café’s lamb, kumara and rosemary pie. Recommendations come from far and wide for the Café’s fare,

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Karyn and Don Cullingford of Springfield Store & Café with their silver NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Award. with motels, hotels and car rental companies sending customers west to Springfield for one of the best pies in Canterbury. Don also heads to Ox ford Farmer’s Market every Sunday, laden with pies to sell seldom if ever, returning with any. W hile winters in the Café are busy, it’s the summer that really keeps the couple on their toes. Numerous customers patronise the business to stock up on the pies that have made the café’s reputation, and now this award just proves what they already knew!

“The pies are much enjoyed by both locals, and travellers alike,” commented Karyn. While Don, who has been dubbed ‘Mr. Quality Control’, believes that consistency is the key to achieving great results. A final comment from one of the twelve judges and Bakels Ex ecutive Chairman, Duncan Loney, Loney sums it all up: “New Zealanders just love their pies, it goes hand in hand with the great Kiwi road trip; it’s neat and tidy, and easy to eat on the go.”

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Dance teacher, Melissa Jarman has recently opened a new dance school locally (see adver-

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tisement in this issue for full contact details ). ‘The Ballet Academy’, operates from community Halls in both W est Melton and Burnham and teaches students ranging in age from thirteen to twenty one years old. Melissa teaches Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary classes and her students recently gained outstanding results in the Christchurch Competition Society's competitions, held in Christchurch during the last school holidays. Competition results: 1st: Classical Team 1st: National Character Team 1st: Contemporary Team 3rd: Jazz Team Winner: Best Tutu of Competition • Winner: Best N ational Character Costum e • Winner: Fancy Teachers Cup - B allet • • • • •

W hen Mark Stewart and Ainsley Walter bought the Hororata Pie recipe from the chattels auction at the Hororata Hotel, they wanted to secure the brand for the benefi t of the local community. “It was important to us to keep the Hororata Pie in local hands, and for the benefit of the local community,” said Ainsley. Last year the pair established the Hororata Pie Company Limited and start making pies in their Hororata Pie Cart. “W e had some fun, actually. The pie cart started as a neat branding opportunity and turned into a mobile pie factory baking pies on site , a t events, ” Ainsley commented. “We launched the pie cart at the Hororata Highland Games and couldn't keep up with demand. Every batch we made, sold out in seconds - it was fantastic.” To keep the pie local the Company has been selling on licence though the Hororata Cafe and W ine Bar as well as from the Hororata Pie Cart, at events around Canterbury. It's been a period of testing for the fledgling enterprise. “W e needed to understand the demand and the recipes, before committing further to the business,” Ainsley added. Committing further is ex actly

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Melissa said. “The competition results were incredible, as we have only been operating for “My students are all from two terms and I know there will around the Selwyn area, with be more successes to come,” one ex ception, from Rangiora,” she finished. Jazz (shared with anot her school)

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The distinctive Hororata Pie Co Ltd’s Pie Cart what they have done. The Hororata Pie Co has recently em ploye d Ho rora ta lo ca l Christine Edge to help develop the business. Christine is possessed of a wealth of knowledge in the hospitality and baking industry, both locally and in Scotland. Having Christine on board signals a new ex citing period for the Hororata Pie Co. “W e established this company to give back to the community via a p led ge to the Ho rora ta Community Trust, it's a numbers game and with increased revenue, risks are spread and returns can be made. We have always said buying one of our pies supports the Hororata Community Trust and this is still true.” Ainsley said. “It's a unique business model that provides a benefit for the community. We can never forget this is the ‘Hororata Pie’, developed in Hororata over the years, made famous in Hororata and now benefiting the people of Hororata. We want to keep it

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On Thursday, August 1st, Storm Uru, Uru Olympic bronze medalist in the 2012 London Olympic lightweight double sculls, visited Sheffield School. Here is what two students had to say about their special guests.

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On Monday, August 5th the Combined Probus Club of Malvern celebrated their tenth b ir thd ay. This in cre dib ly successful Club saw 165 members, plus invited guests, attend the celebration meeting which was led by its current President, Sylvia Townshend. The Club’s historian, Bob McMeeking then presented an historical overview of the last ten years. “The genesis of the Probus Club of Malvern (Combined) traces back to the germ of an idea in the mind of the ‘mother’ of our club, Jennifer Syme, reported Bob. Following local advertisements placed by Jennifer, and the considerable interest they attracted, a meeting was held to get the prospective Probus ball rolling, The assistance of the Hornby Rotary Club was engaged at this stage, as a new Probus Club can only be formed under the i mme di a te s up p or t a n d sponsorship of a local Rotary Club through its formative stages and until accreditation is achieved. Following a further meeting a steering committee of eight was formed to identify all the issues involved in setting up a new Club. The President of the Hornby Rotary Club, chaired the very first, foundation meeting at which 115 prospective members were in attendance. The first Probus Club of Malvern office bearers were: President: J ennifer Syme, Secretary: Pam Duncan, Duncan Treasurer: Nola Colee and a Committee of: Bill Hewitt; Hewitt Colin Stott; Stott Margaret Irvine; Irvine Bob McMeeking; McMeeking J ohn Gunn; Gunn Fay Fechney and Doug J oy. oy Following the Club’s September m e e ti n g , f o u n d a ti o n membership was closed and the roll then stood at a healthy 182 members. The Committee voted to cap the membership at this figure, primarily due to the size of the allocated meeting room at the Darfield Recreation Centre. It remained capped for the nex t eight years, until the Club moved its meetings into the main hall of the Recreation Centre. During the past ten years the Club has been ably served by a succession of Presidents with the common goal of ensuring that members are surrounded with opportunities for Fun,

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Kathy Kars, Helen Loe, Sylvia Townshend, John Peyton, Jennifer Syme, Roger Knowles, Doug Joy, Nola Colee Inserts: Bob McMeeking, David Gray Fellowship and Friendship (the three F’s) which form the core function of Probus. The honour roll of Presidents is as follows : 2003/4 J ennifer Syme, David Gray, Doug J oy,, Nola Colee,, J ohn Peyton, Roger Knowles, Helen Loe, Bob McMeeking, Kathy Kars and currently Sylvia Townshend. Probus Club trips are firm favourites and take place almost every month. The birthday lunch meeting held at the Recreation Centre after each August meeting is a Club highlight, as is the Christmas luncheon. The formation of interest groups has been greeted with enthusiasm and these have so far covered travel, computer skills, floral arrangement and Photography. During the winter months coffee mornings at various local venues have been popular, as h a v e Pr o b u s b o wl i n g tournaments. Over the decade attendances have remained consistently high, with an average of 130 -

140 members at each meeting. The Club is in a healthy financial state and has been able to purchase its own video display system and overhead screen, which are used at almost every meeting. “A number of Probus Clubs in New Zealand fall by the wayside each year. A study of the reasons why this happens usually reveals that the Clubs have got to a point where members become reluctant (or refuse) to take on the committee roles (including the Presidency) which are so vital to a Club’s future success. In Malvern’s Club about a quarter of the members have already taken a turn on the committee but it is likely to become gradually more difficult to fill these roles from an aging mem bership , unless th a t membership is replenished regularly,” Bob concluded. The group then enjoyed some outstanding entertainment as well as a sumptuous morning tea, catered by Ann Armstrong.

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RESULTS 17th July 2013 Sponsor - Darfield Food Cent re Weather - Dull and grey, with strong northwest

April Gardener punching control The second-ever rogaine for teams on horses held in New Zealand took place at Bottle L a ke f or es t, Bu r wo o d , Christchurch, on Sunday, August 4th. The event was in support of Darfield High School’s Rural College and close to one hundred took part. Teams of two to four, using maps specially prepared for the event, had three hours to score as many of 34 checkpoints as they could, without being late back. The checkpoints had different points values ranging from twenty to ninety, so a lot of pre-start strategy was involved. The penalty for being late was ten points per minute!

Event 1 - 15 Target Point Score A Grade W Hill, J McCormick, D Jefferis, B Brown 44s Sunday, August 4th saw B Grade K Ridgen, J Bradford 44's, D Woolford, K Woolford 38s what should have been the C Grade J Hurst 44, R Bampton 39, R Digby 38 third event in this year’s Event 2 - 25 Target Handicap Ross Shield Round 1 A s h b u r t on D u a t hl on , A Grade G Ede, J McCormick 24s, however because the second B Johnson, B Walker, H Smith 23s race supposed to be in June, B Grade D Woolford, R Buchanan, K Ridgen 23s was called off due to snow, it C Grade J Hurst 23, D Pithkethly, J Sharp 22s became event number two. Event 3 - 25 target Handicap Ross Shield Round 2 The Duathlon offers both A Grade B Walker 25, H Smith, S Gawn 24s short and long courses, with B Grade K Woolford, D Lemon, D Maindonald 22s either individual or team C Grade J Hurst , D Pithkethly 24s options to choose from. Winner of the Ross Shield - Boston Walk er Once again a large number Point Score Trophy of locals competed with A Grade 1st J McCormick, 2nd B Brown, 3rd D Jefferis 90 (Photo credit: Carol Fowler) many achieving excellent B Grade 1st J Bradford, 2nd K Ridgen Five teams managed to score all placings. controls, in less than three In the under forty years C Grade 1st J Hurst, 2nd R Bampton, 3rd R Digby Canterbury DTL Shield - 14th July 2013 hours, with the fastest of these short course wome n’s event, being Adrian Roper, Roper Lucy Roper, Roper Janine Branje gained a W hat a day for a shoot, strong cold south-westers, rain and hail, Derek Browne and Sally Hill second place a nd Rusty and very cold. Andrews competed well in Team Scores from Tai Tapu. Graeme Ede 20/20 Bevan Brown 19/20 Steve Gawn 17/20 The first women’s team was the men’s division. The long course women’s Duncan Jefferis 16/20 Tony Stuart 15/20 Combined score of just 87/100. J odie Lockwood and Nicole under forty event saw Beth Darfield versus Ellesmere Night Shoot. Bu lf ord f rom C our te nay . Collins finish with a fourth in A good night for shooting, but a bad night for the Club with The first family team was her section, but that Ellesmere re-taking the trophy despite Darfield’s best efforts. A Amanda and Beth Walker from combined with her other very good effort from the Club’s junior shooters, as well as Emma result gives her an Ashburton and the Little River the sole female shooter. Unfortunately some of the more reliable Pony Club team of Andie Fitch Fitch, outstanding first, over all. Teams containing locals older members had an off night Sophie Tudehope and Emily were also much in evidence and as a result the trophy was Singleton was the best junior with Amanda Taylor and lost. Not good with the Bodkin team. Stephanie Cullen gaining a team set to travel south again After costs the funds raised for first place in the long course soon. the Rural College is likely to be women’s team section The final race will be around $ 2,500. Sunday, September 8th.

Results 27th J uly 2013 Match of the day: Nett 1st Round Stroke Play Champs

The tennis season is not too far away. Head along to the AGM in your area and find out what is planned for the coming season!

Monday 12th August, 8pm Greendale Pavilion All Tennis Players Most Welcome Enquiries to: Charles 318 8064

Looking for players in Juniors, Presidents, Twilight & Fours Competition Register your interes t with Lucy Cookson 318 0718

Sheffield Tennis Club Annual General Meeting Wednesday 14th August, 7:30pm Kirwee Sports Pavilion All members & prospective members welcome

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 14th August - 7:30pm Sheffield Domain Any enquiries phone Phil Marsh 318 4131

Best Gross N Robertson Best Nett W Inch 64 Senior: D Davies 69 N Robertson 70 A Inch 72 on c/b Intermediate: J Reardon 69 S Inch 70 N Penney 72 Junior A: M Strowger 69 B Cleland 70 A Kenworthy 72 on c/b Junior B: W Inch 64 R O’Malley 67 D Stone 74 Closest to Pin #2 in 2: I Palmer # 6: N Robertson # 11: M Strowger # 14: K Hicks # 17: M Lunjevich Ladies: P Deans 36 Stableford Pts

Results 6th August 2013 LGU and Putting Sil ver Nicki Muir: 80-8-72 22 .5.5-28 .9 Trish Hicks 101-26-75 Issy McLaughlin 104-29-75 2929- 54 Margaret Robertson 103-38-65 Chris Matthews 110-24-76 Putts: Nicki Muir 29 Men – Stableford Ivan Palmer 39 Ray O’Malley 36 Nearest the Pin Glynnis Hobbs, Mike Staddon Net Eagles won by Bob Scott

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DRAW - Saturday 10th August 2013

Café Hope Open

Finals Day - Lincoln RFC

10:00am Sunday 11th August

Admission - $5:00 DIVIS ION I - “COLEMAN SHIELD” & “VICTOR CRAW CUP” Lincoln v Waihora No 1 3:00pm DIVIS ION II - “JACK MASEFIELD SHIELD” & “STUART TOLERTON MEMORIAL CUP” Springston v Hornby No 1 1:30pm DIVIS ION III - “SENIOR RESERVE SHIELD” & “BERT VICKERY MEMORIAL CUP” D Harbour v Lincoln No 2 12:45pm COLTS: - “ERSU JUNIOR SHIELD” & “LEESTON RFC CUP” Waihora v West Melton No 3 12:15pm

Un 18 - “ERSU Un18 TROPHY” & “D.J . FORRESTER TROPHY” Prebbleton v Darfield No 1 11:40am Un 16 - “ERSU Un 16 TROPHY” & “R.LILLEY TROPHY” Sprngstn v West Melton No 2 11:20am Un 14 ½ - “McMILLAN SHIELD” & “HARDWICK FAMILY TROPHY” Prebb v West Melton No 3 10:40am Un 13 - “SOUTHBRIDGE RFC CUP” & “CHRISTEY FAMILY TROPHY” Rolleston Gold v Prebb No 2 10:00am

For a full draw visit

S RE S ULT st 3 A ugu Mens Div. 3 Mal - Universities: 0 - 0 Mens Pres. B CTFC Can - Mal: 3 - 0 18th Grade Malvern - CTFC: 1 - 3 13th Grade Mal - FC 20 11 Steel: 1 - 3 11th Grade Hals Hawks - Mal: 8 - 2 10th Grade Malvern - CTFC: 0 - 10 9th Grade Sel/Ellesmre Eagles - Malvern A:11 - 0 Malvern B - Selwyn Swifts: 1 - 3 Halswell United Vampires - Malvern C: 9 - 2 Carwyn Chaffey

Last Weeks Results Mens Div 3 vs Harewood Blue Won 3 - 2 Womens Porrit Cup Div 2 vs Carlton Redcliffs Won 3 - 0 Youth U18's vs Hornby Dragons Lost 1 - 3 Super 8 Girls vs Cathedral Grammar Lost 1 - 4 Junior 11 aa-side Div 2 vs HSOB/ Burnside White Won 6 - 2

Results 3rd August

Draw 10th August

9am: Crt 1: S/S Snr v D arfield MiB’s Crt 2: D arfield Fl ames v F/ F Combined Crt 3: S/M Squiggles v Darfield Rebel s Crt 4: S/S Sparklers v Kirwee Gems 10:10am: Crt 1: Kirwee Klassix v Kirwee Senior Crt 2: S/M Social v Kirwee Social Crt 3: D arfield Fi ascos v S/M Shak ers Crt 4: Kirwee Sapphires v Darfield Force 11:20am: Crt 1: Kirwee Blac k v D arfield Fusion Crt 2: S/S B ulls v Kirwee K aha Crt 3: S/S Stormers v Darfield Break ers Crt 4: Kirwee Diamonds v Darf Dragons 12:30pm: Crt 1: D arfield Cometz v Darf FauxPas Crt 2: D arfield Tic Tacs v D arfield Misfits Crt 3: D arfield Sting v S/M Sherbetz Crt 4: S/M Steel ers v v Kirwee R ubies 1:40pm: Crt 1: S/S B ulls v S/S Social Crt 2: D arfield Smashers v Super S/M

GREENDALE GOLF CLUB (INC) A nnual General Meeting 27th A ugust at 7:30pm At the Club H ouse All members welcome

St James Sunday School Hall Wr ight’s Road, Sheffield All Welcome


Lessons available at West Melton Hall for children 5 years in age, commencing in Term Four . For further information please contact Melissa 03 318 1021

Up coming events …. SATURDAY 17TH AUG

MARKET DAY at the Den, Cnr Maxwell and Horndon Streets 9 - 4 pm Sheffield's famou s socks will be there along with a fabulous range of Disney themed costumes for kidz, a great range of cakes, tea and coffee for sale. Please support your local Scout Group, this is a fundraising event. Want a stall? We still have some room please contact: Carol 021 995 915


Darfield Rec Centre Sat 24 th August 2013 Darfield Rugby Football Club

6 - 6:30pm $30.00 per person Cash Bar Only RO AR

Tickets availa ble fr om: Malvern Ne ws Off ice (cash or cheque on ly) Scott McIlroy - 027 459 1387 Mark Stanbury - 027 201 1306


'SAY GOODBYE TO WINTER' DISCO Results 3rd August 2013

SENIOR A Darfield Fusion 21 v Darfield MiB’s 15 Kirwee Senior 19 v S/S Snr 37 Kirwee Klassix 26 v Kirwee Bl ack 26 SENIOR B Kirwee Kaha 21 v Kirwee Soci al 12 Darfield Cometz 33 v S/M Social 21 S/S Social 14 v Darfi eld FauxPas 37 Darfield Cometz 32 v S/S Bulls 15 S/S Social 14 v Kirwee Kaha 28 SENIOR C Darfield Fi ascos 13 v D arf Breakers 10 S/S Stormers 20 v Darfi eld Ti c Tacs 10 Darfield Misfits 27 v S/M Shakers 19 PRIMARY A S/M Steelers 28 v Kirwee Di amonds 5 Darfield Dragons 24 v S/M Sherbetz 6 Kirwee Rubies 10 v Darfield Sti ng 8 PRIMARY B S/S Black Swans 6 v Dar Smashers 15 Super S/M 0 v Darfield Force 22 Bye Kirwee Sapphires FU TURE FERNS S/S Sparklers 3 v F/F Combined 2 S/M Squiggles 0 v Darfield Flames 14 Darfield Rebels 4 v Kirwee Gems 6


Match of the day: Stroke B Nally 66 A Ferguson 69 T Harris 70 S Hygate 70 B Nahkies 73 J Morten 74 K Beaumont 74 Twos: B Souness, A Ferguson, B Nahkies Women’s Longest Drive: M Harris Closest to Pin #3 - Darfield Food Centre: B Souness # 9 - Don Bottle of Wine: D Macdonald # 13 - Terrace Winebar: D Macdonald # 17 - Chalmers Construction:B Construction: Nahkies Longest Putt: #18 Spons by Beaurepaires: L Black


Results 6th August 2013 LGU Putting 2nd Q ualifying Round Champs Best Gross D Macdonald 90 Sil ver: Bronze A: M Michael 95 Bronze B: H Shipley 104 Match of the day - Stroke: C Hewitt 93-20-73 M Michael 95-21-74 H Shipley 106-32-74 A Begg 96-21-75 L Marsh 103-27-76 D Thompson 115-37-78 Putting: 0-2 4.5 A Begg 29 24 .6.6-40 .4 C Davidson 29 Twos: C Banks 9 Hole Competit ion - Stroke A Sutherland 53-20-33 S Thomson 54-19-35 G Henderson 52-14-38 G Logan 58-20-38 Putting - J Pascoe 11 Nearest Pin: #3 Spons by Sharpies Golf - C Hewitt #9 Spons by Darf 4 SquareSquare- Y Boulton Longest Putt: B Hendeson Many thanks to our sponsors.

6 -8.30 pm at the Darfield Primary School Hall. DJ, spot prizes, snacks and drinks and raffles $3.00 per child or $10.00 per family Contact: Carol 021 995 915 for tickets

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Fri 16th August - 7pm start Showgate Riccarton Raceway • $45pp • Buffet Meal • Music & Presentations •

For tickets contact David Topham ph 027 435 2308 or Raewyn Feast ph 0274 7333 77

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

Darfield Bowling Club - Euchre Afternoon Clinton Street, Darfield Malvern Anglican Parish Dinner Theatre Darfield High School Hall Darfield Farmers Market Car Boot Sale Main Street, Darfield Pinot Gris Tasting Melton Estate, WM Terrace Winebar Closed for Private Function Main Road, Darfield Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade - Mud Plug Bulls Road, Sheffield St James Church - Café Hope Open Wrights Road, Sheffield Greendale Tennis Club AGM Greendale Pavilion Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Malvern News Advertising Deadline Darfield Genealogy Collecting Info Sheets Darfield Library Terrace Winebar & Café - Senior Citizens Lunch Main Street, Darfield Darfield Pool AGM Darfield Service Centre Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Sheffield Tennis Club AGM Sheffield Domain Kirwee Tennis Club AGM Kirwee Sports Pavilion Malvern Comm Arts “Playing Miss Havisham” Darfield Rec Centre Darfield Police - Firearms Licence Testing Darfield Shooting Centre Kirwee Rugby Club Senior Prizegiving Riccarton Raceway Darfield Plunket Toy Library Session Jackson Street, Darfield Kirwee Plunket Toy Library Session Kirwee Community Hall Wovenveranda Open Day Deans Road, Darfield Darfield Preschool & Nursery Tile Fundraiser Telegraph Road, Darfield McHugh’s Plantation Public Meeting Darfield High School Hall Darfield Rugby Club AGM Darfield Rugby Clubrooms Darfield Genealogy Collecting Info Sheets Darfield Library Rolleston News Advertising Deadline Darfield Rugby Club Senior Prizegiving Darfield Recreation Centre Malvern School of Music Concert Darfield Greendale Golf Club (Inc) AGM Greendale Golf Clubhouse Darfield Genealogy Collecting Info Sheets Darfield Library Kirwee Plunket Toy Library Session Kirwee Community Hall Kirwee School Fundraiser - Casino Night Kirwee Community Hall South Malvern Cricket Club AGM Glentunnel Sports Pavilion Meet The Selwyn Mayoral Candidates Darfield Rec Centre Darfield Rugby Club Ball “ANight at the Oscars” Darfield Rec Centre

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PUBLIC NOTICES C A R b oo t s al e a t Darfield Farmers Market. Sat 10th August 10 - 1. $ 5 per car. Please contact darfieldfarmersmarket@gmail. com or find us on facebook.

Darfield Shooting Centre Cnr Telegraph Road & Creyke Road

Thurs 15th Aug 7:30pm All Welcome

LOST Poodle - Standard Male (Louie). White. Much loved pet as well as a valuable dog. Substantial reward offered for his return. Phone 027 826 0292.


THANK YOU! The Malvern Anglican Parish wishes to thank local businesses for their support at the recent Auction of Talents parish fundraiser held on 12 July. • • • • •

Saturday 31st August, 7:30pm Kirwee Community Ha ll Tickets $25 pp (limited to 200) No door sales! Cash Bar Operating, Supper Pr ovided “Funny Money ” Auction of donate d prizes. Enquiries to: Tiffany Cameron 318 1744 or email: tiffany.cameron@scor nz

Evening run by Malvern Lions Club Fundraiser for Kirwee School Playground/Fitness Area

Advert sponsored by CRT Real Estate

PROACTI VE MARTIAL ARTS TEMPLETON OFFERS TWO FREE LES SONS We are a freestyle Martial Art, teaching in a fun & relaxed atmosphere Come along and have a look. Gain confidence, co-ordination, fitness and self-defence. We cater for all age groups and fitness levels. Templeton Community Centre • Mondays & Fridays TIGERS: 3-7yrs 3.30-4.05pm PANTHERS: 7-12yrs 4.10-4.55pm XTREME: 12+yrs 5.00-5.50pm FREESTYLE: Adults 5.55-6.55pm For any enq uir ies ph Jacque or Allister 03 349 4946.

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Chris Abbott of CRT Erna Henning Darfield Massage Mason’s Drapery Porters Ski Field Rejuvenate You Personal Training Rubicon Horse Treks The First Step Val Briggs VetEnt Darfield

We would like to hear your thoughts about how the plantation should be used

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ANGEL Cats Boarding Cattery, Ox ford. Individual rooms. Lots of cuddles & loving care. Please phone 03 312 1452 website: email: angelcats@x

Children's riding lessons: $20 half hour, $35 hour. Qualified & experienced instructor. Learn to groom, tack up & ride one of our well schooled ponies After 10 lessons the 11th is free!

Phone Kate 03 347 6678 or 021 113 6370 E:

CH URCH NOTICES FENCING CHURCH of the Open Door, Fencing - in your SUMMERFIELD Te Pirita. W here people learn to have faith in God through area now. Lifestyle. Farm. the teaching of our Lord J esus Sheep. Cattle. Horse. All types Christ. Open 24/7. of animals. Fences. Yards. sheds. Arenas. Shelters. Runs. CO UNSELLING 27 yeas contract fencing. EX PE RIE NC E D co uns ell o r J ohn is available to help with available to provide focus and design and planning. Phone support. Dawn Logan BA Carol and John Summerfield (Psyc) Cert Psyc Care(Otago) 03 312 4747. A&D Counselling(C.I.T). Ph 027 252 7533.

A IR con diti onin g re pairs, FIREWOOD & COAL re-gassing and installation on DRY sp li t bl u eg u m/ ol d trucks, tractors, combines, forestry and earthmoving man pine. 50/50 mix . 6m 3 equipment. Fully equipped $ 525 delivered. Please phone service vehicle including hose- 022 647 6783. making. Over 40 years RK Firewood is back. Are you ex perience. Contact Ken at ready for winter? Available North Canterbury Auto Air. now - Old Man Pine, Bluegum Please phone 0274 341 260 & Oregon. All top quality, dry, or workshop 03 313 6785. clean wood. Eftpos available. Please phone Rini Contracting ADMINISTRATION 027 451 7300.

FOR SALE SPECIMEN trees & fruit trees (bare root). Golden Elms, Variegated Elms, Liquidambar, Ornamental Crab Apple, Fruit trees. The cheapest way to buy large trees. Call Dave at Hororata Nurseries 318 0081 UNTREATED sawdust. Ideal for calf sheds, chooks, horse stables and pig pens. $ 15 per cubi c metr e. Greendale. Please phone Stuart Sawmill 03 317 8171 anytime. W OOD shavings - untreated, clean shavings suitable for horse stables, calving sheds, chicken houses and rabbit h u tch es . Av ai la bl e i n 70L ba gs, 1m 3 ba les ( com pressed ) an d bulk delivery. Phone 03 347 7352



Come along to a public meeting to talk about the future development of McHugh’s Plantation.

The Council recently purchased the plantation and is looking at creating an adv enture park which will offer a wide range of recreational activities and be a place f or people to learn about our environment. Management of the f orest will also continue to be important in the f uture.



ACCOUNTANTS DRIVEWAYS LAY ASSOCIATES Chartered Accountants. Rolleston Office LIFESTY LE, LE farm tracks, yards phone 03 347 4501, Leeston and dairy lanes our speciality. Office phone 03 324 3030. Screened rotten-rock, it’s local “Real people, real knowledge”. and lasts better. Springfield Quarry phone 318 4132. AIR CONDITIONING

McHugh’s Plantation Public Meeting

The meeting is being held at 7pm on Monday,19 August at Darf ield High School Hall on McLaughlins Road.

CARPET CLEANING C ARPET/W IN DOW cleanin g . Quick drying. For a thorough job at a competitive rate. Call or tex t Robert anytime on 027 299 9599.

Mobile Administration & Bookkeeping support services now in the Selwyn area. Ph 027 2011 316

ALTERATIONS BEV’S Clothing Alterations & Repairs. 140 Chattertons Road, Y aldhurst, RD 6 Christchurch. Ph 342 4003.

Split 3m 3 $180 & 6m 3 $350 Delivered 9m 3 $510 12m 3 $670 CRT Supplier SAM LAYTON FIREWOOD SUPPLY Phone



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

Mature Pine:

3 mtrs $175 6 mtrs $340 9 mtrs $510 12 mtrs $675 15 mtrs $840 Hardwoods available Certified truck for measurement WINZ quotes welcomed

Fr iday 9th August 2013 FOR SALE

For Sale • Work Station (desk, no drawers, 90degree corner unit) $100.00 • Sewing Machine, Brother, Electronic model, Compal Ace 765, with accessories and instruction book in working order $100.00 • Fishing Rod, Daiwa Sealine, SL175H, fishing rod with Daiwa Sealine high-spe ed level – wind trolling reel an assortment of hooks plus additiona l line, sinkers and spinners and tackle cabinet $50.00 • Tree sleeve (x 50) KBC 600mm tall 100mm square, in various condition $1.00 each. • Cat (or small dog) (x 2) cane basket $10.00 • 12 (1Doz) Wine / champagne glasses $15.00 • Wind Break cloth 1.8 2m x 50m, 2 rolls plus 100 clips $200.00 • Yard glass, mint condition $10.00 • Engineers toolbox new, with tout tray, and includes the following unused engin eers tools, 1x hacksaw: 450gram ball pane hammer: 1x set metric & 1 set imperial Allen Keys, 3x adjustable spanners (wrenches) 150mm, 200mm, 300mm, 1 large vice grips, xslip jaw pliers, 1 flat nosed pliers,1 long nosed pl iers, 1 diagonal cutters, 1x can CRC 565. $220.00 • Trampers back pack with bivouac sheet $30.00 • 1x antique meat safe $15.00 • 1x Stainless laundry tub $40.00



PRO PE RTY I ns p e cti on s ! SELWY N Mowing - Lawns, Offering initial & routine hedges, shrub pruning etc. inspections on tenanted Locally owned and operated. houses, taking the hassle out Please ph one Mike a t for you. Call Rebecca of Rural 317 8191 or 027 497 8111. Tenancy Inspections Ltd on 027 313 2270 or email LO ST & FOUND rtil@x LOST - cockatiel. escaped from PAINTING & D ECORATING his cage last weekend. He is PAINTE R Rapid Response. like all the other typical male Quality work guaranteed. cockatiels (Grey, with white I n te rio r/Ex teri or, r o ofs , patches on his wings, orange spraypainting, waterblasting. cheeks and yellow crown). Phone Graeme for a free Phone 021 120 1993 or quote 318 2614. Email email: spotgee@x REAL ESTATE PLANT NURSERIES HORORATA Nurseries - Quality landscape plants at wholesale prices. Specialists in farm and dairy conversion plantings. Natives, ornamentals, hedging, deciduous trees. Hardy locally grown stock. Friendly knowledgeable advice. Ph Dave or Wendy for hours we are open. Phone 03 318 0081 or visit REAL ESTATE

Small lifestyle property in Hororata area for a stock agent. Phone Min Cookso n 027 249 5417 or 03 347 9944 PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008

Are your gardens looking messy and tire d? Needing a good pr une and tidy up, or landscapi ng. Lawns mowed & grass cut, even large sport s grounds

Phone Kevin 03 318 1109 or 027 202 4531 and leave a messa ge

HOUSE TO LET 4 bedroom house available in Darfield. $ 420 per week. Please phone 318 8156 or 021 120 3818. 5 bedroom, 1 bathroom, log fire, centre o f Darfield. Available now. $ 485 p/w. Phone 027 326 3083. 5 bedroom, log fire, nice and warm, insulated. Greendale $ 500 per week. Phone 03 318 7912 or 021 126 0318.

Forecourt/Shop Attendant Required We require a Forecourt Ass istant for our busy Service Station - this is a part-time position, which includes Sundays • • • • •

Min 9 hours per week Extra hours available to cover staff & public holidays Must be over 18 years - could suit University Student Immediate start We require someone who has good communi cation skills, trustworthy & excellent customer service skills

If this sounds like you then please email your CV to or phone Vanessa 027 326 3083

Experienced Tractor driver needed for small contracting business. •

Running a John Deere 750A Drill wi th GPS and Auto steer Mus t be moti va ted and able to ma nage dail y bookings Season runs August to April va riable hours Sui t someone wi th pa rt time interest Contact Mark Mulholland - Darfield 027 435 0542


Gardens & Lawn Care




Phone 03 318 1373 after dark

COMPOST well rotted pig manure and sawdust, no smell. Bags or bulk, pick-up or delivered. Phone 318 8131.


• Darfield: 4 hectare s uperior bare land bl oc k, McLaughlins Road. All ser vices to gate.

• Darfield: [new listing] 16 Maxwell Str eet. ”Maxwell Manor” a permanent material 3 bedr oom home recentl y had a big make over. Ver y sec ure, cl ose into the s hops. Offers over $375.000. Exc ellent first home or Investment. Open Home Sun 1 to 1.30pm • W est Melton: [new listing] 80 J ohns on Road, ”Ryeland Gr ange” 4 ha superior lifestyle, 3 bedroom home with attached full y self contai ned apartment.13yr ol d oli ves and wal nuts , great s hed. Private and Peaceful. F or sale by deadline closing 12th Sept 2013 [unless s old prior] Open Home Sunday 11th, 2 to 2.30pm • Homebush: Superior lifestyle with stunning home great vi ews and s urrounds, F or sale $780.000 + GST. Phone to view. If you ar e considering selling in the Spring please give me a call for a chat about your options

Min Cookson 027 249 5417 03 347 9944 SITUATION VACANT

Community Support Workers NZCare Group is one of the l argest provi ders of support ser vices to people with an intellectual disability. We are seeking dedicated, enthusiastic people to wor k as full ti me, part time, and cas ual C ommunity Support Wor kers across our ser vices i n Christchurch. In this bus y and varied rol e you will work as part of a close-knit team to support people with all as pects of daily living – including support with personal cares , cleaning, promoting independence, and accessing the c ommunity!


WORK AVAILABLE NOW ! Morning shift - 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday If you have reliable transport and are available now, please giv e Mark McGauley at Kelly a call on 03 347 1180 or 027 503 0190 or email your CV to mark.mcg auley @k

A huge part of this role is supporting people to achieve their goals and live an ordi nar y life – if you want to make a differenc e, this is the position for you! Experience and qualificati ons are not nec essar y; you jus t need to be fun lovi ng, dedicated, and willing to learn. To apply, please go to, or call Georg ia Fr et well on 03 363 2815 for further information.

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ROOF & house maintenance. All aspects covered including sp ou ting , m ortar, til es, re-roofing, roof painting, moss, mould & silicone sealing. General repairs. Phone 03 347 6702.

Darfield ITM is locally owned and operated. We are part of the ITM group that has over 90 stores nationwide dealing with both trade and retail customers. We are looking for a motivated store sales consultant to join our team who has experience in the retail and trade industry.

CLEANER required W est Melton area. 5 hours per fortnight or by arrangement. Not so much the mundane clean rather someone with an eye for detail. W ho will focus on a p a r ti cula r ch or e ea ch fortnight. Phone Mary 027 432 1405 or 03 366 2124. HOUSEKEEPER required. Kirwee for 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom h o us e . W e ek ly cl e an . Immediate start. References required. Ph Sue or Paul 318 1355 (office hours).

SWIM TEACHER • Part time in well

established, private, warm, friendly pool. • Approx 10 hours per week. • ASTA preferred but not essential, training will be given. Ph Joan 03 347 9119 or 03 349 5001






Key Job Responsibilities: • • • • •

Customer Service Ordering Stock Receipting Stock Merchandising/Promotions Locating speciality items


We have two positions available in our small, but now very busy, rural Collision Repair Shop situated in Darfield.

1) Spray Painter 2) Panelbeater We are looking for someone that is qualified with a high standard of work. Has a minimum of 2 years experience Is neat and tidy, is reliable and can turn up to work on time everyday. Likes working in a small team but must be able to work unsuper vised. Can use a computer and be able to learn our Job Management software. Has a clean current drivers licence. Please note a reference check will be mandatory for the successful applicant Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

To be the successful candidate you will: • Excellent customer service skills • Friendly and positive attitude • Have the ability to work alone efficiently and be part of

a team environment

So if you have ticked all the boxes and think yo u would like to work with us please email your CV to or phone Pip on 021 031 0930

• Be organised and have the ability to manage your time wisely.

Knowledge of the building industry would be an advantage but not essential.

If you ar e inter ested in this role please send your application and CV to: faye@dar

Plant Supervisor A full time position is now available for an experienced plant supervisor in our mineral processing plant at Coalgate. A trade mechanical/technical qualification is required with relevant experience in engineering or manufacturing. Applicants must be physically fit and hold a current drivers license, preferably with ‘F’ endorsement. The company promotes a drug and alcohol free workplace in line w ith our Health and S afety Policy. Successful applicants may be required to undergo testing as required. To apply please contact the office during business hours on 318 2701.

BUILDER Proven res idential building experience is essential, but on the job training will also be given. Own tools an a dvantage. Must have own reliable vehicle, & preferably full lice nse.

APPRENTICE/LABOURER Some basic res idential building expe rience preferred, but full training & BCITO apprenticeship will be given to the right person. Must have own reliable vehicle, & preferably full lice nse. Please email a copy of your CV & refere nces (with position being applied for in subje ct line) to

Plant Operators P ositions are now av ailable for Operators in our mineral processing plant at Coalgate on a C asual or F ull Time basis. Applicants must be phy sically fit and hold a current driv er’s licence, preferably w ith ‘F’ endorsement. A mechanical/technical aptitude and appropriate N ZQA unit standards w ould be considered an advantage. Transform M inerals promotes a drug and alcohol free w orkplace in line with our H ealth and S afety P olicy. S uccessful applicants may be required to undergo testing as required. To apply please contact the office dur ing business hour s on 03 318 2701. ansfor

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Tractor Driver Wanted Windwhistle/ Hororata area • Class 2 licence Phone Sam 027 279 1344 a/h 318 6542 or John 027 432 1988 a/h 318 6847 •

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WA NTED WINDO W REPAIRS CARS - Any unwanted cars, FOR all glass requirements trucks or vans. Any condition. phone Phil 317 9046 or Will pay & collect. Phone J ohn 021 046 6046. 318 0871. SURPLUS milk for calf rearing wanted. Phone Simon Gilmore 0274 291 3764. WINDO W CLEANING J AMES Window Cleaning. Honest & reliable service. For a free quote call 022 081 7761. * Exper ienced *Reliable *Trustworthy

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


WA NTED TO RENT 3 - 4 bdrm house in Oxford area for wonderful family of 5 with ex cellent references. Would like to move before Xmas. Please ph Melissa 027 228 3330. RURAL 3 bedroom house wanted for reliable, tidy tenants who are relocating. Non smokers, references available. Phone Grant or Lisa 03 415 9488 or 027 464 2976. WA NTED


Hedge Trimming in Canterbury

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

• Up to 6m height topped at 5m or less

• Branch size up to 50mm • Cutter drops mat erial to side of hedge

● Mirrors ● Catdoors ● Double Glazing ● Insuranc e Repairs Phone Andrew S anderson


♦ Alterations/Upgrades ♦ Maintenance & General ♦ Tow n & Country

Ph 0800 765 758 Mob 0274 339 104 A/H 347 9282 81 Main South R oad, Rollesto n

03 318 4128 or 027 325 9854

Find us on facebook TRADES SELWYN Signs, Free quotes & advice. Contact Fred Maynard 329 7371 or 027 260 7628. TIL ER/ W aterproofer. Phone 318 1973 or 0274 211 637. Email: H AN DY MAN - Mike the Handyman available for all lawnmowing and general handyman work, Selwyn area. Phone 0800 287 828 or 03 347 7437.

Whitby Pumps Specialists in pump and water solutions

PO Box 10, Hororata, 7544

Heat pump supply, installation, servicing & maintenance General househol d & busi ness electrical wor k Give Nigel a call now for your no obligation free quote

Phone: 021 387 750 • A.H. 03 318 0030

RURAL PLUMBING SERVICES LTD Phone Simon O’Connell - 021 048 4799

Certifying Plumber All Maintenance, Hot Water Cylinders, Log burners, Rainwater Harvest, Wetbacks, Spouting, Pumps, Alterations (new and existing)


0274 953 712 Gavin Gardener - Phone: 0274 334 057 Office Contact - Phone: 03 347 9774

Cropping Farmers in the Burnham/ Aylesbury area to grow barley for cereal silage. Ph Michael Thoma s 021 054 9904


BUILDING • New houses • Renovations • Joiner y • Farm Sheds

Matt Fechney

Mobile: 021 0255 2017 After Hours: 03 365 6342

LANDSCAPING • Paving • Decks • Fences • Pergolas

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.



SuperComputer Cash paid for any cars, vans, 4WD’s trucks, tractors . Free Pick Up Any Condition Anywhere Phone 027 476 2404 or 03 347 9354

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

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New Builds Ex tensions Renovations Kitchen & Bathrooms

If we had no win ter, the s pring would not be so ple asa nt: if we did n ot somet imes ta ste of adver sity, pros per ity wou ld no t be s o welcome. ANNE B RADSTREET, Meditat ion s D ivine a nd Mo ral

Mar k Jones 03 318-1956 027 210 4242 0800 427 427

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



O x f or d A p p l i a n c e s L t d M URRAY DAWS ON Reg. Service Technician 027 226 3898

Phone - Office 03 318 8609 - Mobile 0274 338 693

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

Acer V5V5 - 571PG • •

Closed Saturdays

John Lawrence

Ph: 03 3183 699 Mob: 027 688 9103

8gig RAM 750gig HDD 15.6” Touch Screen 2gig Nvidia Graphics 6 5T Windows 8 $ 1 3 S G l 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

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.


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 • • • •

any time, any day, except Sunday

0800 486532 or 03 9828850

VINCE DALY Ph (03) 318 8020 021 250 6944

dav id wilkinson registered elec trician phone 03 318 1231 fax email

Call Rohan Rudd for a no obligation assessment and quote

03 318 1 235 sales@e lectrica

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 10 69 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  Gas fitting  Fully stocked vehicles  Fast, friendly professional service

Laser Plum bing Christchurch West 0800 11 22 40 We are able to accuratel y share tr avelling costs between jobs with GPS trac king

So try us first!

318 1 676 or 021 1 84 2448

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

Phone 03 980 4979 DEADL INE 1pm TUESDAY

HOW IS NORMA? A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing ?" The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient ?" The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said “Norma Findlay, Room 302”. The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room." After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doin g well. Her bloo d pres sure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow." The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news." The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter ?" The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me bugger all."

Malvern news 6 8 2013