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Hard work and commitment has paid off for those local athletes who competed in last weekend’s Coast to Coast. Caitlin Buttle had an outstanding result, finishing first in the two day Open Woman’s three person team with a time of 15:37:08. Caitlin commented: “Two months ago I was roped into the Coast to Coast team and to stand here today taking out the Open Women's category is a pretty incredible feeling! It was the toughest, but best weekend of my life and I'm so proud of how my team raced - we certainly never expected this when we sarcastically called ourselves Team Triple Threat! We couldn't have done it without our amazing support crew. It was an incredible event, the atmosphere was unbelievable.” Kylie Schnell (who featured in the News a couple of week’s ago) also brought in a great
result. Competing in the two day individual, 15-18 years school class, she finished second in her category. “What an amazing two days, having just completed 243km from the West Coast to the East Coast of the South Island and meeting some amazing people along the way,” Kylie enthused. “Day one took me just over nine hours both on foot and bike. Day two was the day I was looking forward to most, the kayak down the Waimakariri River. This started well until six kilometres in when I lost my paddle - after some great help from others and some hand padding I was on my way again. The north east wind made the cycle ride to the finish that much harder. But with some bunch riding and great people, I made it with a time of 18:44:51. Thanks to everyone out on the course cheering me along,” Kylie finished.
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in the ‘longest day’, individual, competed, achieving goals and ...continued from front page. This was Rhys Boulton’s third one day class. He completed personal bests - it’s been noted that entries are already Coast to Coast, having this in 15:00:00. competed twice in the two day Congratulations to all those who open for next year!!! individual prior, this year he tackled the ‘longest day’ - one day individual challenge, coming in, at 37th place in his age group with time of 14:53:42. “This was an amazing journey which I found easier by having some ‘friendly’ competition with my mate Mike Henriksen. I struggled through the mountain run and the easterly made it hard coming home, however seeing my family at the end was wonderful,” Rhys commented. Team Truscott Building - Back L to R: Chris Thwaites, Mike Henriksen had a great Jock Truscott and Stephen Bennett with supporters, race, paid tribute to his front L to R: Toby Thwaites, Archie Wiki-Bennett fantastic support crew and and Maggie Wiki-Bennett (under the hat). came in at 39th place, not far behind Rhys, for his age group
Above: Kylie Schnell after finishing the Coast to Coast. Below: During the canoeing.
Competitor Chris Thwaites commented, “This is the second year the team have entered and it was a great and rewarding couple of days.” Team mate Jock commented, “It was a tough ride to Brighton with it being hot and a strong North East wind.” Team Truscott Building finished in 2nd place in the Men’s Open 3 person team with a time of 14:13:22. The Buller Gorge half and full Marathons were also held over the weekend of February 11th. The Marathon commenced at Hawks Crag in the lower Buller Gorge with the Half Marathon commencing near the Ohikaiti River Bridge winding back down to Westport. The Buller Marathon is classed as one of New Zealand’s most scenic marathon courses with its undulating Buller Gorge terrain. Congratulations to all the local participants who achieved whatever personal accomplishment they had set themselves over the weekend in the event.
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New enterprise ‘Carol’s Closet’ has been established to help fundraise for the St John’s Parish at Hororata. The brainchild of local woman Carol Gurney its grand opening will take place next week. “All our stock is donated and comes from near and far clothes and accessories,” Carol commented. “I'm loving all the shoes and handbags, keep it coming as we rely on the generosity of others,” she added. “Hororata Engineers kindly donated materials and time to make our changing room, which was much appreciated. We are
located in the old library at the Hororata Hall which hasn’t been used for years, except for the odd meeting. We aren’t sure what plans lie ahead for the Hall complex, but with its old wooden shelving it lends itself nicely to the display of scarves, shoes, and handbags - perfectly. “Our small community has a lot of hidden talent and with the help of a couple of fashion gurus the Closet is definitely looking the part,” Carol concluded. Volunteers will man the Closet for its Tuesday to Friday openings.
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The always popular vintage fire engine belonging to the Darfield Volunteer Fire Brigade will again be available for children to enjoy rides in. No one would dispute the area’s volunteer fire brigades’ commitment to their communities and on February 26th, the Darfield Volunteer Fire Brigade (DVFB) will open up its facility on North Terrace so visitors can see just what’s what. The last, and very successful, open day was in 2015 and so this is another opportunity to have some fun and take onboard some valuable information. “We are totally reliant and also extremely appreciative of the
support we continually receive from our community and this is one small way we can acknowledge this,” commented DVFB Fire Chief Alan Kittelty. Kittelty “As well as an opportunity to visit the Station, we have scheduled some fire safety advice and demonstrations, plus the children can enjoy rides in the old fire engine and a children’s maze. A free barbecue will ensure nobody is left hungry while they enjoy our facilities. “We hope the day will provide
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Steph Kimber and Heather Clouston from the local Mike Pero Real Estate team were on board the Mike Pero Careers’ Coach parked at Darfield High School recently. Year 12 and 13 students were lucky enough to experience the state of the art custom made careers’ bus with expandable sides, housing 26 touchscreen careers’ kiosks, all with individual headphone sets. Each kiosk holds the same content, separated into tabs to reflect the six Vocational Pathways. Each pathway leads to individual clips of video/
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Most organisations in New Zealand don’t have either the significant funds or manpower to develop and man a largescale initiative themselves. Thanks to the fantastic support from affiliated sponsors, the Careers’ Coach and careers’ kiosks’ documentaries were exposed to over 127,000 young people during 20152016. Mike Pero Real Estate is now the key sponsor and the Careers’ Coach is branded in red with a ‘Careers Coach’ theme; ‘Which route will you take?’. Philanthropists and creators Peter and Donna Doake of Inzone are passionate about inspiring young people and with the help from Mike Pero they are once again managing another Careers Coach Roadshow during 2017. Government Ministries, Local T rusts, Loca l Counc il s, Chambers of Commerce, Tertiary Providers and local Businesses also financially help to sponsor the Careers Coach, enabling it to visit high schools and youth centres or large public events. Darfield High School’s careers’ advisor Penny Munro was responsible for the Mike Pero Careers’ Coach coming to Darfield having previously experienced it at another school. • “Really educational and a
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Clark Land Surveyors Ltd The Council met on Wednesday, February 8th and considered the following issues: Earthquake Prone Buildings: The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act, which was passed by the government in May 2016 and takes effect from July 1st, 2017, will affect a small number of buildings in Selwyn. Around fifty buildings in Selwyn are already classified as Earthquake Prone Buildings, of which around five or six may be ‘priority’ buildings. Under the new legislation, Selwyn District Council will need to identify Earthquake Prone Buildings by 2022, with building owners having fifteen years to strengthen them, while owners of ‘priority’ buildings will have seven and a half years from the time the building is placed on the Earthquake Prone Buildings register. The new requirements are not expected to significantly alter the number of buildings classified as earthquake prone. ‘Priority’ buildings include buildings used for education, or which have unreinforced masonry that could fall on to a public footpath or road as well as some other categories of buildings. Engineering Assessments need to be completed on buildings identified as being potentially earthquake prone, but most buildings classified as Earthquake Prone in Selwyn have already had engineering assessments completed which are likely to meet the new assessment requirements. The new legislation categorises areas of New Zealand into high, medium or low seismic risk areas with Selwyn classified as a ‘high’ seismic risk area.
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Easter Sunday within their area. At the meeting the Council decided it would carry out a survey to gather information on community views towards Easter Sunday trading and use this information to consider whether to develop a policy to apply from 2018 onwards. The Council is also planning to gather information on the views of local businesses. Other decisions confirmed by the Council at the meeting included: • The Council approved grants totalling $102,502 from public donations made to the Selwyn District Charitable Trust for community projects. The grants include $18,900 for the Dunsandel Community Centre, $71,821 for the West Melton Community Centre and $11,781 for the Lakeside Hall. • The Council ratified the Canterbury Local Authorities Triennial Agreement 20172019, which sets out arrange ment s for coordination and collaboration between local authorities within the region. This includes the Mayoral Forum, which is the primary mechanism to give effect to the agreement. • The Council has approved granting easements to Central Plains Water for the construction and maintenance of an open water race channel for Stage 2 of the irrigation scheme at Sheffield.
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Several years ago, a ‘new’ type of rifle shooting competition was developed in New Zealand and for only the second time - this area will again get to participate. With access to a valley several kilometres long, and an abundance of reactive steel targets, Enrico (Harry) Hoover figured out a way to enable 100+ shooters to participate at the same time. So the ‘Jungle Lane’ concept was born. On February 25th the 2017 event will take place at Mt Torlesse Station, Springfield. The idea is for shooters, in squads of four, to follow a track through fields and forest (the jungle lane), stop at one of the thirty shooting positions along the lane, find the appropriate
target(s) in the distance and try to shoot them. All the targets are reactive, ie, they all do something when hit. Innovative and entertaining - some swing, some have flashing lights when hit, some allow for multiple shots and some are for precision shooting. There are moving targets, falling targets and many more. All shooting is toward one side of the lane only and no one needs to leave the lane to go out to the targets, as all scoring is done from the shooting position. The event has been set up with safety and fun in mind, and while great for new or inexperienced shooters, there is also challenge enough for the more experienced. Young people or new shooters are able to
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learn basic firearms skills under totally safe, but fun conditions, as only one person in each group can shoot at a time. That person can be coached or guided by an experienced or licenced shooter. The four people in each squad take turns at being, Range Officer, Spotter, Scorer or Shooter. (check out: www.22junglelane.com or the 22junglelane Facebook page). There will be a good range of prizes and trophies, with an evening meal supplied at the end of the day. Shooters can expect to be out in the field for a full eight or nine hours of shooting fun and will need to come prepared, with all the food and drink they will need for lunch, snacks, etc. A flush toilet is onsite. Springfield School PTA will be catering for the event as a fundraiser, with a great evening meal to look forward to at the conclusion of the day, held in the Tawera Hall, Springfield. Harry suggests antihistamine for those with an aversion to pollen, long pants or puttees over boots to avoid grass seeds, insect repellant, sunscreen and hats for all those participating, as well as lunch/ snacks/water to carry on the course. The practice range will be open all day, (located at the registration centre) and when scorecards have been handedin shooters are welcome to spend some time using up surplus ammo on the range. Harry stressed a massive thankyou to the twelve friends and volunteers who helped with the set-up. Between them they put in 110 hours of labour!
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Darfield Collision Centre’s owners Mel and Carl Dunshea, along with their three primary school children, are looking forward to moving from their current West Melton home into Darfield and thus closer to their business. “We want to keep offering a great service to the people of Selwyn and living a bit closer to our work base will enable us to meet current, past and potential clients,” the pair commented. As the business has been established from the closure of the previous panelbeaters on the site Mel and Carl are concerned folk can’t get in touch with them, because their business has a new phone number. They encourage people to update their contacts list with the new number (see advertisement in this issue) so they can be prepared when needed. Darfield Collision Centre is authorised to do work for all the insurance companies, as well as for private customers. They offer loan cars and can’t stress enough that having a repair executed locally is, as everyone knows, considerably more convenient than going into the city.
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Mel & Carl Dunshea outside their Darfield business.
Co-owner Carl has more than twenty years experience in the trade and he employs three highly trained technicians - so a professional job is assured. Mel is the office administrator and both
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For the first time in nineteen years, a tractor will be part of the prize package for the winner of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year. New Holland has announced it is joining the Contest family and will be giving
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Young Farmer of the Year Convenor Paul Olsen and Greg Moore from New Holland with the Boomer 25 tractor donated as part of the winner’s prize.
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Zealand, befitting its iconic status. The last time a tractor was given away was in 1998 when Waikato dairy farmer Steve Hines won the Grand Final in Invercargill. Before that, tractors were a small component of the prize package in the early eighties. Contest chairperson Dean Rabbidge said he was ecstatic to have New Holland as a sponsor and particularly happy to have a tractor as part of the prize package for the winner of New Zealand's most prestigious agricultural Contest. "Although prizes are not why competitors enter the Contest, it is fantastic to see our main agricultural companies recognising what an incredibly important and progressive event the FMG Young Farmer of the Year is," Dean commented. The partnership is just one aspect of an upcoming campaign New Holland is launching in 2017. Titled ‘True Blue Future Farmers’, the campaign focusses on supporting upcoming generations of farmers in New Zealand, ensuring they have the tools, knowledge and support to be successful farmers in the years to come.
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New friendships have been forming all over Selwyn as a series of ‘Meet Your Street’ events continue over summer. ‘Meet Your Street’ is a fun, informal gathering in a local park hosted by Selwyn District Council with a free sausage sizzle. It’s a chance for people to connect and make new friends, while enjoying some music and fun games. ‘Meet Your Street’ began in November and will run through to April 2017, visiting twenty Selwyn neighbourhoods. To date thirteen communities have been visited with around 400 people attending events. ‘Meet Your Street’ has visited
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neighbourhoods in Rolleston, Lincoln, Darfield, Prebbleton, West Melton, Leeston and Kirwee this summer, with seven more visits still to come. The sessions visit both new su bd ivi s io n s a nd mo re established neighbourhoods. The most recent ‘Meet Your Street’ visit to Hinterland Drive Reserve in Prebbleton attracted around 65 people. Some comments from attendees included, “We met a lot of people we did not know,” and “it’s nice to get together.” This is the second summer ‘Meet Your Street’ run in Selwyn and the visits are one of the activities being undertaken to support a ‘Newcomers and Migrants Strategy’ the Council adopted in November 2015. “Local ‘Meet Your Street’ events are a fun way for the Council to encourage new residents to feel part of their community and they help
people settle into a new life in Selwyn. It also helps create safer communities where people know their neighbours,” commented Jason Flewellen, Flewellen Selwyn District Council’s Community Resilience Coordinator. In areas where a visit is planned people will receive a flyer in their letterbox inviting them to attend. The Council has also invited appl ication s from local communities to host their own ‘Meet Your Street’ neighbourhood events, with support from the Council through a small grant. So far, fifteen applications have been received to host neighbourhood events, with eight events already held. Applications are still open for communities to host their own events until March 31st 2017 – for information on applying for a grant see www.selwyn.govt.nz
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Selwyn District Council is encouraging residents to recycle bottles and cans, to help the environment and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. The volume of household waste recycled in Selwyn has been steadily increasing, according to Selwyn District Council Solid Waste Manager, Andrew Boyd. Boyd “It’s great to see the increase in recycling,” Andrew said. Soft plastics including newspaper wrap and cling film can’t be recycled through the kerbside recycling system, only empty supermarket plastic bags are accepted. All recyclable items must be loose in your yellow bin so they can be easily separated for recycling, not placed inside a plastic bag, as the machinery that sorts recycling rejects bagged items as rubbish. Takeaway coffee cups have a thin plastic coating on the inside, so that they can hold liquid. For this reason they can’t
be recycled and need to be put into the rubbish bin. Drinking glasses or crockery also can’t be recycled – these differ from glass bottles and end up contaminating the recyclable glass. “It’s important that recyclable containers are empty and are clean before you put them into your recycle bin,” Andrew added. What can't go in the recycling bin: • Items in bags. Keep them loose so they can be easily sorted for recycling • Disposable coffee cups • Drinking glasses or crockery • Plastic film, wrap, bubble wrap and newspaper wrap instead these can be dropped off at soft plastic recycling receptacles at Countdown, New World or The Warehouse • Dirty recyclables - please wash containers that aren’t clean when empty • Polystyrene can’t be
recycled in the yellow bin, but can be dropped off at Pines Resource Recovery Park, free of charge Lids from bottles and containers (put these in the rubbish bin).
For a full list of what can and can’t be recycled visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/ kerbsideguide
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Hot summer days mean lots of way to cut hot water use is to extra showers and loads of linger a little less in the washing, making hot water the shower. In a family of four, single biggest energy user in each minute added to a many homes in the warmer shower time is about $95 a m o n t h s . I n f a c t EE C A year. Energywise commented that • Electric cylinder and pipes not most households spend more wrapped: Prevent heat money on heating water than escaping by putting a wrap on space heating over a year. on the hot water cylinder and cylinder, or twice that with an However technical expert pipe insulation on any hot older one. Adjust the Christian Hoerning said there water pipes that are thermostat, or get an are easy ways to cut the waste accessible (ask for these at electrician or plumber to do and save hundreds of dollars a hardware stores). For an it. year. older (pre-1987) cylinder Top tips from EECA energywise: and pipes, this could save up • Half-full dishwasher loads: • High shower flow: Does the Minimise energy and water to $80 a year. use by only running a household shower fill a ten • Dripping hot tap: This can dishwasher when it’s full. litre bucket in less than a waste up to 200 litres of Check if the dishwasher has minute at normal showering water every day, or hundreds efficient settings like ‘eco’, temperatures? An efficient of dollars each year. Fixing a ‘fast’ and ‘half load’. shower head, with a flow rate drip is usually as simple as of nine litres a minute or less, • Washing machine always on replacing a washer. could save hundreds of • Cylinder thermostat set too hot wash: Hot washes use dollars each year while still more energy, so try switching high: 60°C is optimum – giving a comfortable, effective to doing the laundry on a that’s hot enough to prevent shower. Even reducing the cold wash when practical. At Legionella bacteria growing, flow rate by one litre per four loads a week, it could but any hotter is a waste. minute could save a save up to $80 a year. Even an extra 10°C on the household of four more than thermostat of the hot water For more advice, check out the $100 a year. Energywise website at: system could be costing $25 • Long showers: The easiest a year with a modern www.energywise.govt.nz/water
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A busy start to the New Year for West Melton School with 39 new students starting from new entrant through to Year 8, plus a new teacher (Aaron Aaron Taylor). Taylor Students were welcomed by the Kapa Haka group performing
Tahu Potiki followed by a whaikorero (welcome speech) from principal Mrs Jackson and a Member of the Board. This was followed by the school and staff singing He Honore on behalf of the new staff and
Left to Right: Bella P, Tom R & Lillie B enjoy the community fun day.
West Melton head students left: Daisy M and James C along with school principal Susan Jackson welcoming new students. Right: New pupil Zoe A meets with the principal Susan Jackson.
student group. West Melton students also enjoyed a Community Fun Day on Friday, February 3rd organised by the Intermediate students. This was a great way to start the new school year, enabling new students to have fun and make valuable friendships. There were many activities for pupils to participate in including the ever popular bouncy castle, dress up races, obstacle course on the playground and cooling off in the pool. A picnic lunch with families, made for a fabulous day for all. 2017 sees West Melton School’s new building opened for learning use. Containing an administration office downstairs the two floors will be used by all the new entrant to year three students. An official opening will be held later in March.
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2017 TRIAL DATES
AGM on stra Regi ht Nig
Monday 27th Feb - 7pm Kirwee Sports Pavilion General Mee ng to follow. New commiWee members welcome.
Friday 3rd Mar, 5 - 7pm Kirwee Sports Pavilion
If anyone, new to the area, is interested in playing, coaching or sponsoring the Kirwee Club please contact Tracey 021 793 303.
All trials will be held at the West Melton Domain Courts
Malvern Netball are looking for a new secretary for 2018 season.
Please register online before attending www.sportsground.co.nz/westmeltonnetball Years 5 - 6 Years 7 - 8 Senior Year 9 Senior Reserve up
Wed 22nd Feb, 5-6:00pm Thurs 23rd Feb, 5-6:00pm Wed 22nd & Thurs 23rd Feb, 6-7:00pm Wed 22nd & Thurs 23rd Feb, 7-8:00pm
All Seniors please attend both trials. Masters, Social, Years 1 and 2, 3 and 4 no trials but please register online and we will be in contact shortly.
Any queries please contact Helen Cockburn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideally the applicant would start this season and spend a year working with the current secretary! Full support provided!! Remunera on!!
For further informa on please contact secretary@ malvernnetball.co.nz
DARFIELD NETBALL CLUB Registra on Night Friday 24th February, 6pm - 7:30pm Darﬁeld Netball Clubrooms Registra on forms, subs and payment op on details available on our website www.sporty.co.nz/darﬁeldnetball
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Monday 20th February 7:00pm
Monday 6th March 7:00pm
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Springfield Sheffield Netball Club
As we are coming into the new season for netball the Springﬁeld/Sheﬃeld Netball Club are looking for coaches, managers, umpires and players of all levels to come and join our Club. We are a strong Club with teams across all grades. Any up and coming/young Coaches will have support from senior members.
Registration Day Wednesday 22nd February • Yr1 - 6 from 3.15 at Sheﬃeld School • Yr 7 - 8 from 4pm at Sheﬃeld School. • All other players from 6pm at Springﬁeld Domain, followed by a fun run around from 6.30pm. You may also register via email, registra on form a[ached to our facebook page, or email our Secretary Rachael Taiaroa-Benny at email@example.com to receive a form. Phone 03 318 3061 or 027 613 4716.
DATES TO REMEMBER Every Sat 29Jan-13Mar 14Feb-11Mar 17th Feb 17th Feb 19th Feb 19th Feb 19th Feb 20th Feb 21st Feb 21st Feb 21st Feb 21st Feb 22nd Feb 22nd Feb 22nd Feb 22-23 Feb 23rd Feb 23rd Feb 24th Feb 24-25 Feb 24&25 Feb 25th Feb 25th Feb 26th Feb 27th Feb 28th Feb 28th Feb 1st Mar 3rd Mar 4th Mar 6th Mar 7th Mar 8th Mar 15th Mar 18th Mar 25th Mar 22&23 Apr
Darfield Market Main Street, Darfield Selwyn Gallery closed due to Earthquake damage Doughboys will be closed over this me Live Music - The Southern Man Darﬁeld Hotel 10:00am Waipapa Farm Open Day 650 Two Chain Road, Swannanoa 9:45am 981 Dalethorpe Road, Sheﬃeld Sheﬃeld RFC Mountain Bike Race 10:00am Café Hope Sheﬃeld Hall 12:00pm Sheﬃeld Book Exchange Sheﬃeld Hall 7:00pm Malvern Netball Pre-AGM Mee ng Darﬁeld Netball Clubrooms 10:00am Malvern News Adver sing Deadline for 24th February Issue 3:15pm Sheﬃeld Rugby Club 2017 Registra on Night Sheﬃeld School 5:30pm The Crusaders are coming to Kirwee! Kirwee Rugby Club 7:00pm Adult Stylised Landscape Pain ng Class Sheﬃeld Community Hall Spring/Sheﬀ Netball Club Registra on Day (years 1-8) Sheﬃeld School 6:00pm Spring/Sheﬀ Netball Club Registra on Day (other players) Springﬁeld Domain 7:30pm Firearms Licence Tes ng Darﬁeld Shoo ng Centre West Melton Netball Club Trials West Melton Domain Courts 1:00pm Rolleston News Adver sing Deadline for 1st March Issue 8:00pm Coalgate/Glentunnel Rec. Man. Com. Triennial Elec ons Coalgate Fire Sta on 7:30pm Darﬁeld Netball Club Registra on Night Darﬁeld Netball Clubrooms Degusta on Night The Oaks of Darﬁeld 9:00am Book Fair St Christopher’s Church Kirwee Plunket Toy Library Kirwee Community Hall 2:00pm Malvern Hockey Registra ons Darﬁeld High School Turf 11:00am Darﬁeld Fire Brigade Open Day Darﬁeld Fire Sta on 7:00pm Kirwee Netball Club AGM Kirwee Sports Pavilion Applica ons close for Janice Collier Memorial Fund Bone Density Clinic Unichem, Rolleston Central Dairy Heifer Compe on Entries Close today 5:00pm Kirwee Netball Registra on Night Kirwee Sports Pavilion Take a Bus to Selwyn Sounds 7:00pm Malvern Netball AGM Darﬁeld Netball Clubrooms Dairy Heifer Compe on - Judging Dairy Heifer Compe on - Prizegiving 5:15pm Malvern Business Network Mee ng Terrace Winebar 9:00am St Andrew’s College Boarders Breakfast Malvern A & P Show Sheﬃeld 2017 NZ Ploughing Championships
Friday 17th February 2017
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Tuesday 21st February - 3:15pm At Sheﬃeld School.
8th Official - 21st January 2017 800 900 Total TR Grade
Cooking up new ideas for school lunches can be a challenge, but seasonal produce provides lots of variety for a healthy lunch, said 5+ A Day. Nutrients are vital in helping children concentrate in class and getting them through the school day. Lunch time is when they refuel to boost energy levels, ready to take on the afternoon. Filling lunch boxes with prepackaged food that is often high in saturated fat, salt and sugar, can be the easy option. But picking fresh seasonal produce over ready-made means lunch can provide up to one third of a child’s recommended daily intake of fresh fruit and vegetables. To help maintain children’s energy levels during the day, lunch should consist of a variety of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, good fats and calcium-rich foods. Getting children involved by asking what they would like for lunch will help increase the likelihood of lunch boxes coming home empty.
Here are five tips from 5+ A Day for a healthy lunch box: Tip One: Fresh seasonal fruit cut into bite-sized pieces and made into a fruit salad is the ideal lunch box solution. Serve with a small tub of reduced fat yoghurt. For a savoury option, use baby carrots and cucumber sticks as dippers with a small container of hummus. Work with the seasons and provide seasonal produce for a change in flavour, colour and texture.
Tip Two: Wholemeal wraps or mini pita pockets with simple fillings add variety to lunches. Try avocado, grated carrot and Marmite, cucumber, mint and low-fat cream cheese or lettuce and mashed hard-boiled egg. Roll up wraps and cut into pinwheel shapes or cut mini pita pockets in half. Tip Three: Spread rice cakes with reduced fat cream cheese and top with a range of vegetables and fruit including carrot, celery, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, summer berries, sprouts and capsicum. Tip Four: Finger food is a favourite with kids and mini frittatas fit the bill perfectly. Sauté grated carrot and chopped onion. Add to grated courgette and mix through whisked eggs. Pour the mixture into muffin tins and sprinkle with a little grated cheese. Bake until golden, cool and pack. Tip Five: Homemade mini pizzas are always a lunch box favourite and, with a little planning, you can make a batch to save time in the mornings. Lightly spread wholemeal pita pockets with tomato paste and top with sliced mushrooms, capsicum and halved cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with a little grated reduced fat Mozzarella cheese. Bake in a hot oven until golden. Let the pizzas cool, place in a container and store in the fridge until needed.
For more lunch box ideas, go to: www.5aday.co.nz
All new and exis;ng players are welcome.
Enquiries to: Tom Ferguson - 318 4772
Ashburton District RC John Snowden
Saturday 25th February,
2pm ll 4pm Darﬁeld High School Turf Bring your s ck to have a hit about. Some s cks will be available to borrow.
F & FTR Mike Chui
Register Online at www.malvernhockey.org.nz or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashburton District RC Murray Cook
Kirwee Rugby Club
Crusaders At Kirwee!!
TR - Off the Rifle: Bevan Mehrtens HCP: Sam Kershaw FTR - Off the Rifle: Chris Brown HCP: Chris Brown
The Crusaders are coming to Kirwee RFC!!
Tuesday 21st Feb - 5:30pm Results 10th February 2017 Men: I Palmer N Penney 28 P Fletcher G Cowan 28 R Parker P Pownceby 26 G Coom A Thorne 25 P McOscar R Abbott 24 D Stone Ladies: F Taylor 26 J McLeod S Gunn 25 S Gilmour Twos: I Palmer Closest Pin: J Halkett Straight Drive: S Gunn Hard Luck: N Aust
31 28 26 26 24 24
Ball skills with the crusaders, photo opportuni es and sausage sizzle. Past and new players most welcome. Registra ons will also be done on this day.
Results 11th February 2017 Interclub “Three Fours” Men’s:
Results 11th February 2017 Match of the Day - American Foursomes 1st: M Dewar & D Rutter 52.5 2nd: M Robertson & D Judson 60.5 3rd: S Williamson & D Benn 60.5 4th: M & M Scott 61.5 5th: D MacDonald & L Giles 62 6th: M Overton & B Allison 62.5 9 Hole: M & T Kikstra 28 Closest to the Pin: #3: J Johnson #9: C Banks #13: M Scott #17: B Souness Men’s Summer Cup Winner: D Thompson
Thank you to all our sponsors
R Green, J Anderson, L Ashby, S Glassey(s) Won 18 - 17 M Peel, J Sheehan, P Redfern, R Hunt(s) Lost 15 - 24 G Rowe, E Woodward, R Smith, G Lea(s) Lost 10 - 23 Interclub “Eights” Men:
E Cridge & T Kikstra(s) Won 23 - 13 Pairs: B Posthumus & S Mitchell(s) Won 21 - 9 Fours: G Lalor, R Morrison, R Ireland, B Mclaughlin(s) Won 19 - 14 Interclub “Double Triples” Women’s: Wednesday 8th February
B Green, S Baldwin, P Maxwell(s) Won 17 - 15 A Lalor, J Cullen, L Rowe(s) Won 16 - 15
Deadline for the 24th February issue is 5pm, Monday 20th February.
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Friday 17th February 2017 PUBLIC NOTICES
TRAINS Large & Small
THE MALVERN A & P ASSN.
118th Annual Show Saturday 25th March 2017 Entries are now open, enter online at www.showdayonline.com
Are you interested in building a model railway in the Springfield Railway Station? YES? Then call Roger (03) 318 8247 between 4pm & 7pm or please leave a message.
Café Hope Open 10:00am Sunday 19th Feb Sheffield Hall Railway Terrace, Sheffield All Welcome
Entries close Friday the 24th of February
Coalgate/Glentunnel Recrea on Management CommiCee
TRIENNIAL ELECTIONS Thursday 23rd February 2017 - 8pm. At the Coalgate Fire Sta on, Bridge Street, Coalgate. Come and help determine the future of your recrea on reserves. For informa on Phone 318 2426.
Take a bus to SELWYN SOUNDS with Torlesse Travel Ltd Save the hassle of parking and enjoy the comfort of coach travel, to and from the Selwyn Sounds
on Saturday 4th March 2017. Please be at the following pick up points by the mes speciﬁed: Darﬁeld Bakery - 9:45am, Kirwee Challenge - 10:00am, West Melton Bowling Club - 10:20am. Tickets $7.50 each way. No need to book, purchase your cket on the day from the driver. Return Travel leaving from outside the Lincoln Bowling Club, North Belt at 9pm.
ACCOUNTANTS LAY ASSOCIATES Chartered Accountants. Rolleston Office phone 03 347 4501, Leeston Office phone 03 324 3030. “Real people, real knowledge”. BABYSITTER BABYSITTER needed. Two boys aged 3 & 5 in Darfield township. 3 afternoons per week, 3 hours per day. Could suit retired person or high school student. Phone 020 4007 3761. CELEBRANT CELEBRANT - Michelle Spence. Weddings and Civil unions in Selwyn area. Ph 318 3000 or 027 205 4660. WEDDINGS, Civil Union Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Naming Ceremonies, Funerals & Unveilings. Jenni Gibson ph/fax: 324 8332 Mobile: 021 723 089 email@example.com
COURTENAY PAPARUA PLOUGHING ASSN TRADE SITE INTEREST Expressions of interest for trade sites for the
2017 NZ Ploughing Championships 22nd & 23rd April 2017. If interested please email helenaandjeﬀ@xtra.co.nz to receive a prospectus and applica on form. For more informa on contact Jeﬀ or Helena Cridge 03 3181 755.
Adult Stylised Landscape Painting Classes 7pm - 9:30pm. Alternate Tuesdays. In the Sheﬃeld Community Hall.
INSIDE n out cleaning services. Your local cleaners for one off or on going cleans! Domestic, commercial, specialist builders cleans, carpets, windows, total or one off cleans. Phone 020 406 93732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All materials and light refreshments provided. $35 per session.
Star ng - Tuesday 21st February,
Contact Vicky Peacock on 027 629 7755 or email@example.com Limited spaces available now!
Nutrient Budgets Advice on Overseer, compliance
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Fri 24th & Sat 25th Feb 2017 9am - 4:30pm St Christopher’s Church, 244 Avonhead Road, Christchurch Thousands of pre-loved Quality Books of all types for just $2 each or 6 for $10! DON’T MISS THESE AMAZING BARGAINS! PLUS Jigsaws, puzzles, CD’s, Vinyl records, Maps, Sheet Music, Sta onery... etc! This is always a fantas c event, stock replenished throughout the sale. Come in and be pleasantly surprised! E<pos on site.
Enquiries phone 03 358 5505
Sheffield Free Book Exchange Be at the Sheffield Hall on Sunday 19th February 12 - 3pm for the community book exchange! Any questions please phone Ankie 318 3623.
Deadline: day 5pm Mon
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Darfield Life Church Sunday 6.30 Ps Wayne Watson 027 281 8340 17 North Terrace
Origin Youth Sunday 4pm Isaac Williams 027 420 5704
AC & EA WAKELIN FIREWOOD - Old Man Pine 3m3 - $160.00 6m3 - $310.00 9m3 - $460.00 12m3 - $610.00
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P: 027 525 6058 E: email@example.com
HEDGEHOG Hedge & Shelterbelt Trimming Owner Operated Geoﬀ 021 549 499 A/h 03 324 3482
GREENFEED Oat Seed. Available from late Feb in 40kg, 500kg bags or bulk as required. For details and pricing contact 021 329 763. LOUNGE sofas, bookcases, coffee table, computer desk, bull bar, dog kennel & other items. Offers. Ph 021 875 554. LUCERNE hay, conventional bales. $10 each. Call Rupert 021 861 192.
LUCERNE hay. Good quality. Conventional bales. Kirwee area. $10 per bale. Phone 318 1964.
PETS & LIVESTOCK
LOCKSMITH Selwyn based CUTE kittens to give away. 24hr mobile service, keys Tabby’s & Grey’s. Phone cut and general lock and 021 056 4165. safe maintenance. EFTPOS available. Call Locktight PLANT NURSERIES Security 021 171 8060. HORORATA Nurseries - Quality LOST landscape plants at wholesale JUMP starter in small black prices. Specialists in farm and case. Darfield township. dairy conversion plantings. Phone 318 8588. Natives, ornamentals, hedging, deciduous trees. Hardy locally PAINTING & DECORATING grown stock. Friendly knowledgeable advice. Phone FREELANCE Dave or Wendy for hours we PAINTER/ are open 03 318 0081 or visit CONTRACTOR www.hororatanurseries.co.nz Trade qualiﬁed 25 years specialising in •
Phone 03 312 4637 021 260 4520.
Phone 03 318 2836
Central Wood Supplies
GARDENS & LAWNS
Hedge Trimming in Canterbury
Int/ext house pain;ng, light commercial Garage ﬂoors Airless spraying… & more!
All about quality!
Phone Sco[ 021 029 83216
Call Don today on
PAINTING & DECORATING
PAINTER Rapid Response. Quality work guaranteed. Interior/Exterior, roofs, spraypainting, waterblasting. Phone Graeme for a free quote 318 2614. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
021 066 3011 or 03 318 2983 • Half size tractor for easier access
• Up to 6m height topped at 5m or less • Branch size up to 50mm • Cutter drops material to side of hedge
Domestic & Light Commercial Wallpapering | Rooves | Gib Stopping 35 years experience. Refs available
Phone Dave 021 142 0567
HOUSE TO LET DARFIELD township - Modern 1 bedroom fully furnished self contained unit. Suit professional person or couple, no pets or smokers. $270.00 includes gas. Please ph 027 419 0998.
INSPECTIONS PEASTRAW conventional bales. Ph: 03 318 0896 $5 each, $6 delivered. Ph TENANCY Inspections! Offering Rupert 021 861 192. initial & routine inspections on Cell: 022 069 6183 PEASTRAW - Medium squares, tenanted houses, taking the $40. Phone 318 3055. hassle out for you. Call For all your Interior & Exterior SMALL peastraw bales - $5 Rebecca of Rural Tenancy each. Can be delivered for Inspections Ltd on Painting Requirements. large amounts at $6 per bale. 027 313 2270 or email Proud to be your local Painter! Ph Natasha 027 443 3073. email@example.com WOOD shavings - untreated, clean shavings suitable for SITUATION VACANT SITUATION VACANT horse stables, calving sheds, SITUATION VACANT chicken houses and rabbit h u tc h e s. Av a i l a b l e i n 70L bags, 1m 3 bales (compressed) and bulk delivery. Phone 03 347 7352 for more details. We have been in the landscaping industry for 30 years and have some roles to ﬁll. GIVEAWAY Are you a qualiﬁed landscaper looking for a new challenge?
SUMMERFIELD Fencing - in your area now. Lifestyle. Farm. Sheep. Cattle. Horse. All types of animals. Fences. Yards. sheds. Arenas. Shelters. Runs. 27 years contract fencing. John is available to help with 6 year old, male pet goat design and planning. (wether) to good home. Ph Carol & John Summerfield Needs companions. Please 03 312 4747. phone 318 1899.
EMPLOYING STAFF NOW!
Why not give us a call if you have a number of years experience with hard landscaping, your class 2/4 drivers licence and enjoy working as part of a team.
Call Geoﬀ on 03 349 2929 - op on 5.
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Operators & Truck Drivers ACL has established itself as a leading company in civil contrac;ng with a workforce in excess of 115 staﬀ and has proven itself in a dynamic and challenging market through performance and quality. We have secured a major pipeline project within the Sheﬃeld area and we need some top operators and drivers star;ng early next month. If you are an experienced Operator and / or Truck and Trailer Driver and can meet the below aFributes then we would like to hear from you. We Need: • • •
Digger Operators Grader Operator Truck and Trailer Drivers
Minimum Requirements: • • •
Class 2 licence with W,T,R (Operator) Class 5 licence (Truck and Trailer) 5 years' experience in Civil, Drainage & U li es
Key A[ributes: • • • • • •
Focussed on safety and delivering high quality work Good Communica on Skills A posi ve can do, will do a tude The ability to work within a team Mo vated and Reliable Experience on Mul ple Machines and or Trucks
What We Oﬀer: • • • •
Compe ve Wage Opportuni es for further training On-the-job training from some of the industry's best leaders Professional work environment
The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen. Applicants for this posi on should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Contact Stevea@ashcon.co.nz with CV.
Friday 17th February 2017 SITUATION VACANT
KIRWEE FORECOURT/SHOP ATTENDANT REQUIRED • Part Time Posi on - Min 14 hours a week • Hours: Wednesday/Thursday 3:30 - 7pm
& Sunday 9am - 6pm • Plus extra hours to cover staﬀ holidays
& sick days • Must be over 18 years of age
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: Vanessa 03 318 1847
Page 21 SITUATION VACANT FENCER wanted available locally for with fencing or experience. Please Geoff 021 640 748.
position person similar phone
DUNSANDEL STOP SHOP Full Time Posi on Available. Must be experienced in either cooking or customer service. 42 hours per week, including some weekend work. Phone 03 325 4154.
Deadline: 5pm Monday
Annabel’s Educare & Kindergarten’s Relievers We are seeking casual relievers to cover teachers sick leave, holidays or study leave at Annabel’s Educare and Kindergarten’s. Applicants must be reliable, flexible, motivated, energetic, show initiative and have a caring, respectful attitude towards children. If you are ECE or primary trained, in-training, or if untrained have some experience or interest in ECE teaching, please apply in writing with your CV and a cover letter to: Ceri Foote - Annabel’s Educare 14 South Terrace, Darfield 7510 email@example.com
Barnhill Engineering is a diverse engineering/plant maintenance company which services the Canterbury region. We have part me and full me vacancies available for our growing business based in Sheﬃeld. We take pride in being able to provide maintenance and engineering solu ons for our wide and varied client base. DUTIES INCLUDE: • General Engineering Including: Welding/Fabrica on/ Machining/Assembly • Heavy Vehicle Maintenance/Servicing • Agricultural/Forage Implement Repairs • Dairy Yard Construc on & Installa on • Dairy Plant Installa on • Dairy Pla_orm Maintenance/Servicing KEY SKILLS THAT WILL BE AN ADVANTAGE: • Self Mo vated/Honest • Good Literacy Skills & Communica on • Work Within A Team Environment • Competence/Experience in Engineering & Mechanical Skills • Class 2 Drivers License Further training can be provided. Remunera on & hours will be nego ated. To register your interest or any further queries please telephone Alistair Barnhill 027 452 6657.
Tunnel House Tech Ltd Worker wanted Tunnel house Tech construct steel framed Tunnel houses. • • • • • • • •
We are a small family run company in Kirwee. Must be able to work in extremes of temperature Manage heights with confidence On any given day working long hours can be expected to complete the job. Ideally you will demonstrate good self-direction and self-management as part of your core work ethic. This said being able to follow Team Leader direction is vital for this role. We work out of town overnight A full Licence is essential, Class 2 is advantage but not necessary.
Interested persons are asked to Email CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nikki on 021 392 935
Friday 17th February 2017
Amalgamated Scrap Ltd Rod McQuoid -
Buyer Phone 027 695 0480 or
0800 030 712 Buying Cars & Farm Machinery Specialising in farm clean-ups.
Deadline: 5pm Monday REAL ESTATE PRIVATE house sale. Tidy 4 bedroom home or fantastic rental property, central Darfield. Modern kitchen, large bedrooms. Tidy 1/4 acre section, rural outlook. Available now. Offers over $413,000. Trade Me #12515591. Open home Sunday, 1-2pm. Ph 03 314 2008 or 020 406 83250. SHEEP SHEARING
Mobile Sheep Shearing Canterbury • Small Mobs • Lifestyle Blocks • Drenching, Tailing,
Foot Trimming etc Generator available
Phone Shaun Adams for a quote on
021 204 1274 WANTED AMMUNITION and reloading equipment. Powder projectiles, presses, scales etc. Any calibre rifle or shotgun. Cash buyer. Contact Rob 03 342 5885.
OREGON & macrocarpa trees. Mature trees and logs suitable for milling. Please phone Graeme Knowles 021 613 229. WANTED TO RENT ELDERLY couple seek 2 bedroom or large 1 bedroom unit. Long term, in Selwyn District. Call 021 206 7709.
SCRAP METAL SCRAPMETAL - cash paid for all type s of m et a l fa rm machinery, old cars etc. Please phone Wayne 027 749 9736 or 03 323 6610 (Licensed Dealer).
FOR all glass requirements phone Phil 317 9046 or 021 046 6046. SHELLEY’S Glass and Glazing. Got a broken glass window? Insurance work, Pet doors, Mirrors, Retro Refits, Single/ Double glazing, Splashbacks, Fire Glass. 32 years in the glass industry. Operates in Oxford, Cust, Darfield, Rolleston, West Melton & Surrounding Areas. Call your local Glazier - Mark on 03 312 3253 or 0272 426 368.
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New Builds Extensions Renovations Kitchen & Bathrooms
FAIRBRASS BUILDERS Registered Master Builder New houses or alterations Award winning builder
• • R eg is te re d
Phone Rodney Fairbrass on: Master MEMBER
03 318 3778 or 027 446 7092 E: email@example.com
BUILDER Licensed Building Prac
COUNTRY TOUCH SERVICES
New homes, sleep outs, coWages House altera ons, extensions Kitchen, bathroom renova ons Pain ng, wall papering, wall repairs General building maintenance, repairs Sheds, outbuildings, garages, carports
Local Window Cleaner with 20 years experience! Covering most of Selwyn area. Satisfaction guaranteed. Contact Wilf Lock on 318 1960 or 022 044 0654.
Phone: Phone 03 347 8856
LOGFIRE INSTALLATIONS COUNTRY TOUCH Services
Professional friendly window cleaning service.
Domestic / Commercial / Move in Move out / Rentals
West Melton, Darfield, Rolleston, Hororata, Sheffield, Coalgate, Kirwee, Springfield. Free No Obligation Quotes!
Mirrors Catdoors Splash Backs Retro Fit Double Glazing Insurance Repairs Ph 03 318 4128
Ph 021 364 664
For all your Electrical & Security needs P: 03 317 9448 M: 021 204 1731 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrian’s Building Services (03) 324-3125 Locally based, NZ Home Hea ng Installer 10+ years
Deadline: 5pm Monday
• • • • • • • • •
New Security Systems Alarm Additions Gate Alarms Remotes CCTV Faults Upgrades Full range of Electrical Services Plus lots more
• Spouting Clean & Repairs • Spider, Fly & Bird Proofs • Chimney Removal & Roof Repairs
Prompt Service Effective Results Work Guaranteed
P: 03 347 2635 / 027 484 7980 E: email@example.com W: www.arthursroofandproperty.co.nz
Friday 17th February 2017 ROOF MAINTENANCE
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ROOF & house maintenance. All aspects covered including spouting, mortar, tiles, re-roofing, roof painting, moss, mould & silicone sealing. General repairs. Ph 03 347 6702. TRADES AUTO & Marine Upholsterer 3967 West Coast Rd, Phone 03 318 7378. Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm. www.advancedupholstery.co.nz We are closed this Friday and Saturday. Come and see our stand at Ashburton Motorhome show at Ashburton AP show grounds. 17, 18, 19 Feb. UPHOLSTERER - Recover lounge suites, dining chairs, squabs etc. Free quotes. Based in Weedons. Please phone 03 980 4979.
MORGAN JONES CONSTRUCTION LTD Building homes since 1993 • New Builds • Renovations • Excavations
• Professional Architect Available • Engineer Plans • Council Consents
Hassle free from start to finish Contact Morgan Jones 021 050 2858 firstname.lastname@example.org
Need some help with: • • • • • •
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 email@example.com Get me to do your ‘dishes’
Furniture Repair & Re-Polish, French Polish or Spray. Pick up & delivery Ph 027 200 8123 or 027 318 0047
Handyman Dan Home - Lifestyle - Farm From fencing to sheds and everything in-between. Years of experience and fully qualiﬁed. Ph/text Danny 027 250 0059
RURAL PLUMBING SERVICES LTD Simon O’Connell • Certifying Plumber M: 021 048 4799 • H: 03 317 9174 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Darfield based, working Canterbury wide.
Big Job or Small I do them all !
Qualified Tradesman Phone 31 83660 or 027 479 1431
Tiler & Registered Water Proofer Look me up on www.mytradesman.co.nz
or phone 03 318 1973 or 027 421 1637 e: bowen email@example.com
All Maintenance, Hot Water Cylinders, Log burners, Spouting, Rainwater Harvest, Wetbacks, Pumps, Alterations (new and existing)
SuperComputer Sales and Service of new and used machines. Networking, Virus protection, Backup Re-loading and Restoring of Windows. Plain old fashioned Help & Assistance!
Perfec on is not aCainable, but if we chase perfec on Mark Jones 03 318-1956 we can catch excellence. 027 210 4242 – Vince Lombardi 0800 427 427 www.supercomputer.co.nz
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Daily On Site Sales & Servicing Authorised Service Agent for Most Brands • Ovens • Cooktops • Washing Machine Hire from $8 p.w. • Dishwashers • Washing Machines • Dryers
MURRAY DAWSON APPLIANCE SOLUTIONS Reg. Service Technician 027 226 3898
MALVERN COMPUTERS • New Computers • Virus Removal • Laptops • Problem • Upgrades Solving • Software
Acer E5E5-572G • 15.6” screen • Intel i7 3.0GHz
CPU • 16gig RAM • 480gig SSD • 2gig nVidia
Jon Lawrence Ph: 03 3183 699 Mob: 027 688 9103
$1685 Incl GST
• Bluetooth • 2 TB external HDD
Contact your LOCAL certifying specialist. Over 30 years experience. Mainland Plumbing & Gas Ltd Ph Glenn: Kirwee Based
027 445 0684 021 732 331
Selwyn Electrical Ltd Your Local Registered Electrician
Phone David Barnhill • 25 years experience 027 618 2345 • Local qualified builder or • All types of work a/h 317 9144 undertaken including additions, alterations, new houses, sheds etc
318 1676 or 021 184 2448
Call Danie 021 875 462 03 980 2865 / 03 344 5744 www.spouting2u.co.nz
david wilkinson registered electrician phone 03 318 1231 fax email
03 318 1235 firstname.lastname@example.org
po box 26 kirwee
Phil Marsh Ph 318 4131 Mob 027 357 3696
we’ll be there when you need us. guaranteed. on time guaranteed or your first hour is free! conditions apply.
House & Roof PrePre-Paint Wash Hydro Drain Cleaning Cleans most surfaces: fences, paths, brick, block, wood, concrete & machinery.
Moss Treating: roofs, footpaths & driveways.
Free Quotes. Ph Mike Richards 03 318 8380 or 021 179 0584
• A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a ﬁre truck zoomed past. Si ng in the front seat of the ﬁre truck was a Dalma an dog. The children started discussing the dog's du es. "They use him to keep crowds back," said one child. "No," said another. "He's just for good luck." A third child brought the argument to a close. “They use the dogs," she said ﬁrmly, "to ﬁnd the ﬁre hydrants." • A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a liWle surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interes ng." she said. "How do you make babies?" "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."