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Inside this issue: Darfield Plunket Update Selwyn Computers Amps It Up Lions Club cont.. Leeston Fete Terrace Sta on Malvern Fun Run 2018 Computer Corner Storytelling Kete Kids’ Cam Reporter Required A Cut For Camp Hororata Playcentre Ethan Rose - 1st Again Vintage Entertainment MSM Orchestral Ensemble 2018 Darfield Garden Club Kea Crossing Is All Go Sheffield Garden Club Selwyn Paren ng Birthday 100km/hr To Remain Soil - Are We Trea ng It Like Dirt Sports Public No ces Save The Date Classifieds Trades Email Column

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The Malvern Lions Club have had a busy few months within the local area. Last year saw the addition of a new Catering Trailer, which was first used at the South Island Field Days at Kirwee early last year. The trailer and its components were designed by Club members to suit the Lions needs and create greater efficiencies and standards of service. Some of the trailer’s features are: • 3.7 metres in length with tandem wheels. • A 270 litre fresh water tank and similar grey water capacity. • Stainless steel benches and tubs for running hot and cold water. • Extensive shelving to house bins, holding catering equipment. This unit complements the other two units used for

carrying heavy equipment and for keeping supplies refrigerated. The basic framework for the new unit was built by Christchurch Engineers, and the fitting out was carried out largely by two club members, Bob Scott and Stuart Skurr. Skurr “The Club is indebted to them both for their outstanding workmanship and for the considerable time they put in to the project,” explained Malvern Lions spokesperson Brian Davidson. Davidson “We are also most grateful to our generous community for supporting our various projects each year.” Recently the Lions have been involved in the following events: • Santa Claus visits to Westmar Home, Darfield Hospital, Medical Centre and Haunui Trust elderly residents December. • Four Lions and partners

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helped with meal preparation and service at Camp Quality, which was held at Living Springs Camp during January. Thirty members assisted with marshalling and parking at the Coast to Coast Waimakariri Gorge transition point recently. A working bee was held prior to the event to tidy the picnic area in readiness for the day. With one Lions’ member, Rob

Potts, Potts entered in the two day two person team event, finishing second in the over forty's veteran class! Twenty members and partners recently participated in a First Aid Course. A working bee was held to cart pea straw, which is now for sale through members. Continued on page 3….

Malvern Lions members (L to R) Brian Davidson, Les Clements and Tony Mitchell at a recent local event that was supported by the Lions.

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every two/three months for Late last year the Darfield parents that have a newborn Plunket rooms were fully baby, enabling them to meet renovated to make a much and chat. more, user friendly, inviting, and • Ante-natal classes are set to functional space. be held at the rooms. The aim/vision for the space is to be a supportive environment What does the Darfield Plunket for all members of the committee do? community and to assist with • It holds regular events such as dessert evenings, teddy bears’ fostering positive relationships. picnics, movie nights, toddler What is happening at darfield tumble time and other family Plunket? orientated events. • Wendy, the Plunket Nurse is • It supports families in its back in the Rooms for her community and welcomes new appointments families, helping to foster • The Toy Library runs every relationships. second Friday and Saturday. • There is a ‘New Mums Group’ Things it’s good to know: • Rooms are available for hire.

Darfield Plunket always welcomes new members to our join their committee. • Check out the Facebook page (Darfield Plunket & Toy Library) to keep up to date with upcoming events and notices March is Plunket Bear Hug Appeal month and this week the Darfield Scout Group have been out collecting on behalf of Darfield Plunket. “A massive thanks to them for their efforts and to the community for their generous support,” said a Darfield Plunket spokesperson.

Local company, Selwyn Computers has been part of the Darfield community since 2011 on a small scale, and is now set to become more active and bigger than before. Owners Stephan Williamson and wife Shannon have recently changed the branding of the business, giving it a fresh new look and feel, plus a whole new vision. Stephan arrived in Darfield in mid 2011 and immediately saw a need to provide a quality, affordable local service. That is exactly what he did, he set about being approachable, while creating a value added service that was friendly and cost effective. As a start up he ran the business by himself while working part time in the area. His children all attend local schools, and enjoy some of the

bank,” Stephan explained! Stephan has now decided to put his full focus on growing the business and is readily available to meet with customers to help them with all their computer needs, from computers to laptops, home networks to business networks and even supplying new computers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to clients in their homes or businesses, at a time that suits them, along with offering excellent one on one support and assistance. Whether it’s a slow computer, slow internet, a broken computer or in need of a new computer, the team at Selwyn Computers will make sure they offer their customers the best advice and support around.


many extra curricular activities available in Darfield. In mid 2016, the addition of Shannon to the Selwyn Computers’ team saw Stephan more able to focus on the nuts and bolts of sorting people’s computing woes, while Shannon excelled in the office taking care of administration. Her background was also in the technology sector, so she was a welcome addition to the team. Selwyn Computers is in the fantastic position of having over thirty years’ combined experience in the industry and living in this sublime part of the world. “We bring real world experience and good old friendly service to the table. We work in a way that isn’t going to confuse our clients, and doesn’t break the

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the New Brighton and neighbouring clubs. March 24 - Catering at the Malvern Show at Sheffield. April 7th - Catering at Wings and Wheels Event to be held at Kimberley. April 19th - Malvern Lions’ Annual Golf Tournament at Greendale. The funds

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Mark March 24th on the calendar for the return of the annual Leeston Fete. Now in its eighth year this popular and well attended event is looking like being even bigger, brighter and better than in previous years. After much thought the date for the Fete has been bought forward so the day no longer clashes with local winter sports’ trials. A number of stalls from previous years will be returning and with the Leeston Fete’s popularity growing, organisers have also received registrations from in excess of twenty first

time stall holders. Amongst these first-timers are repurposed furniture, jewellery, food, wooden crafts, along with clothing for both children, adults and toys. Also this year the committee are excited to launch a new area called the ‘Secret Garden’ which will feature much sought after items such as plants, outdoor furniture, equipment and ornaments. “We will again have the popular, dedicated children’s area but you will notice a few improvements there as well,” said a spokesperson for the organisers. “The entertainment

Crowds flocked to last year’s Leeston Fete and organisers hope it’ll be the same for this year’s one.

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SPRINGFIELD It’s that time again, so dust off the running shoes, get the bicycle out of the shed, and start preparations for what is bound to be another enjoyable, Malvern Fun Run/Walk/Bike. In previous years, this event has been a fundraising success for Darfield Primary School and provided a wonderful way for people to meet local families, and this year will undoubtedly be the same. The event will begin at the Darfield Recreation Centre at 11am on March 25th (concluding at 1pm), raising

funds to cover the costs of a defibrillator for the school (which will be available to the whole community). Any extra funds will go towards completion of the adventure playground at the School. This, the tenth event, will offer the choice of a three or six kilometre walk, three, six or twelve kilometre run, three, six or twelve kilometre bike, or the duathlon, a six or twelve kilometre run and bike The route will be well sign-posted (down Horndon Street and through McHugh’s plantation)

Children make the most of the tyre hill in the obstacle course at the 2016 event.

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Supporting education in Malvern Schools L-R: Amanda Cullen, Kimberley Kensington, Anne Cornish (Branch President), Millie Grenfell, Marguerite Clubb (Branch Secretary) & Tracy Nicholson. In support of the Storytelling initiative in Malvern Schools, which is aimed at motivating and raising the writing

achievement of students, the local branch of NZEI has put together a Storytelling Kete for each of the schools. The Kete are filled with a variety of items such as old keys, wands, maps and special rocks. The group hope the initial contents of the Kete ignite

teachers’ motivations and students’ imaginations, in turn resulting in some awesome writing. The plan is, over time, schools can add items of their own choice to support specific stories in their school curriculum.

Thanks to the TV2 Saturday morning show, ‘What Now’, local youngsters now have an exciting opportunity as budding junior reporters to cover the Hororata Night Glow. The ’What Now’ Kids’ Cam will give a 'kid’seye' view of the event. Filmed on their own (or their parents) device the Kids’ Cam reporter will cover all the event excitement, provide information on how hot air balloons work, interview a pilot and others involved. “The filming doesn't need to be perfect and instructions will be provided prior to the event,” said Night Glow spokesperson, Cindy Driscoll. “Raw footage is supplied to ‘What Now’ who will edit it into a two minute segment for the show. Potential presenters can either go solo, or do it with a friend (maximum of two reporters working together),” Cindy added. Children aged between eight and twelve years, attending a Primary School in the Malvern ward, of the Selwyn District, are eligible. “Send a sixty second audition tape, telling us why you would make a great ‘What Now’ Kids’ Cam reporter for the Hororata

Night Glow,” Cindy said. These can be submitted via the post on the Hororata Facebook page “The reporter(s) selected will each receive a family pass to the event and auditions must be submitted by Friday, April 2nd. “Please make sure you include your name, contact phone, email, age, school and parent’s name,” Cindy advised. By submitting an audition applicants are granting permission for this to be made public and that the parents/ guardian of the child/children has granted permission. The Hororata Community Trust and Whitebaitmedia will retain ownership of any audition tapes submitted. The judges will select the reporter, their decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into. There will be no monetary payment for the successful reporter(s).

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Phoebe Seaward cuts Guy McCarron’s hair for the Windwhistle fundraiser. Windwhistle school pupils are off to camp soon and are super excited. This excitement stepped up a level for both children and parents alike when School principal Bronwen Seaward’s daughter Phoebe, from Darfield Hair Boutique, offered to cut children’s or men’s hair and give half her fee back to the School as a donation to the camp fundraising.


A happy group of ‘trimmed’ students from Windwhistle School. Children were excited to get their hair cut while at school and getting to be centre stage during the process. While parents were pleased to have it happen so easily and not to have to take time out of their busy days for haircuts! It was reported that it also tied in nicely with the children learning about work and the jobs that people do, while getting to see a hairdresser at work!

“Thanks Phoebe for making everyone’s day, giving up your precious time and for your generous donation,” said a School spokesperson. “As this unique fundraiser was booked out very quickly we hope Phoebe, that you can make it another date for us,” they added. “People will definitely need to book in quick when it’s advertised,” they concluded.

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making and challenging themselves on obstacle courses. Main learning points as observed by parents are: • Social skills - positive communication; turn-taking; developing strong relationships. • Exploration and creativity making sense of the world; problem solving; learning to have perseverance when challenges arise. This is all the good stuff that children need to know before heading off to school. “It’s exciting yet sad to see four of our children and families leaving our Centre very soon as

Pankhuri and Otis making good use of the Playcentre resources.

they head off to school,” said a Hororata Playcentre committee member. “We would love to see some new families come along and join our Centre, so we can ensure the continuity of Hororata Playcentre. Do come along for a few free visits to check us out,” they concluded.

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Coalgate’s Ethan Rose finished off his last big race of the season in style against the best in the country. He was competing at the Mountain Biking New Zealand National Championships, held at Hawea Flats, near Wanaka (February 24th, 25th), on a tight and challenging course. Ethan started in the second start wave with the rest of the U17's and U15's; two minutes behind all the masters, male, age group, riders. He led from start to finish passing every master riding along the way,

finishing in a time of 1:02:13. He ended first overall by more than forty seconds and was first placed U17 rider by two minutes forty seconds. Ethan was stoked to take the national title, saying, “this was the one I wanted the most this year after finishing in second place for the last two years. It's a great way to end the XCO season,” he added. It's been a busy two months of race for Ethan, not to mention all the hard work and training he's done along the way. “He should be very proud of what he has achieved,” said his father Adam Heard. Heard “He’s got the second North Island Champs

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The New Zealand Vintage Machinery Club. Inc (Canterbury) began twenty years ago, with meetings taking place in borrowed premises until the group leased their Maclean’s Island, home property. The first year of their lease saw members clear the property of tree roots and debris from years’ past, and eventually the buildings and Club rooms followed. The Club now has a membership of 500, spread throughout New Zealand (along with many who live overseas). The Club is hosting their forthcoming Vintage Machinery and Transport Show at Kirwee (March 23-25) - see their Facebook page for further details. “We are proud to have a visitor from the USA attending,” said a Club spokesperson, “who is the Editor of a large tractor magazine, so our event will be well publicised in the USA. “He has a special interest in Oliver tractors and memorabilia, so anyone with these items hidden in the back shed, we’d really love to hear from you. Also there are several enthusiasts travelling from Australia making

it truly an International Event,” they added. The Club, has in the past, held several smaller events at their Club grounds as well as two major rallies, also in Kirwee on the Rowlands property. The forthcoming one will take place on the Brooker farm at Aylesbury, (near Kirwee.) “The host farm is a Certified Seed producing farm, so we have the restriction of no dogs on the property, or left in cars. We ask all vehicles entering the property to be clean of weeds and other pests that could contaminate this farm - they will be inspected.” As well as the many hours spent to restore old heaps of rust into show-room condition machines, the event also offers the opportunity for local groups to raise funds, and many have taken up the offer to do so. “This event is to celebrate our twentieth Anniversary, and so will be a huge display of all things vintage. From huge working steam engines, tractors and trucks, to classic cars, military, stationary engines and farming equipment; right down to the smallest spanner.” Organisers have also included a

Police Dogs, Road Policing and a tour of Police cells are among some of the activities on offer as part of public open day being hosted by Canterbury Police this month. The Open Day will be held at the Justice Precinct, Christchurch on Sunday, March 11th. Canterbury District Commander, Superintendent John Price said the Open Days are equally important for both public and Police. “This is a great opportunity to have a look around our new building and meet local Police staff and understand the work and purpose of New Zealand Police to make people feel safe, and what we do to keep people safe. “I’m proud of the team we have here in Canterbury and locally in Christchurch. We are proud to be able to open our doors to our local community and show them our capability and they can take great pride in the Police and the work our staff do in the community,” explained Superintendent Price. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities happening on the day to showcase the different aspects of Policing. Activities will include displays from the local Police dog squad, Armed Offenders, Road Policing, Recruitment information, general policing displays and a tour of Police Cells.

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children’s play area, coffee outlet, mini golf and bouncy castles, as well as a variety of demonstrations covering everything from cake decorating, spinning and card making to wine tasting and pottery. In the memorabilia area, along with the displays of treasures from years gone by there will be things like apple slicers, bean slicers etc, for children to ‘have a go’ - to see how things were done, back then. “Local schools have been invited to attend on the Friday, to give children a day of learning what things were like, and how things have changed.”

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In recent weeks an enthusiastic group of both students and adults, from the Malvern School of Music (MSM) have formed an orchestral ensemble to rehearse a wide range of musical items. A selection, which included ‘Putting on the Ritz’, and ‘Hedwig’s Theme’, through to ‘Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons’ and ‘Hine e Hine’ was presented at their inaugural public recital. For this very first performance the group travelled to Christchurch last weekend to provide musical entertainment during drinks and dinner at the Justice of the Peace National

Conference held at Rydge’s Hotel in the city. Each one of the eleven in the ensemble, including adults, are currently tutored by MSM on their respective instruments, and they all play at least one other instrument, making for versatile musicians. Violinists Leigh Walters and Esther Choi were well received for their duet playing, as were Cecilia Pascoe and Sylvia Moreau for their cello duets. Towards the end of the evening, a donation was presented from the Justice of the Peace Association to MSM Ensemble Leader, Leigh Walters, which will go towards the purchase of two new keyboards for MSM pupils

to use. “The opportunity to perform to a large gathering of 160 people was a wonderful and encouraging experience,” Cecilia Pascoe, music teacher a n d e n s e m b l e m e mb e r explained. “I am very proud of this small group of musicians from our local area for putting together a lovely programme to entertain the Justice of the Peace conference delegates who had travelled from all over New Zealand for their annual conference. Our thanks to Bruce Russell for supporting and inviting the MSM orchestral ensemble to play at such a wonderful event.”

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The kea crossing installation has now been completed for West Melton Primary School, on Weedons Ross Road. Senior students from the school trained as Road Pat ro l l er s wi th Scho ol Community Officer Constable Rick Groen recently, learning how to safely operate the newly installed, and much awaited, crossing to ensure their fellow students and caregivers get across the busy road safely. Kea crossings are operated by the trained patrollers along with an adult supervisor. The patrollers are taught how to find a safe gap in the traffic flow to swing the stop arms out, to hold the pedestrians until traffic has stopped and to release pedestrians to cross, once the path is clear. Sue Jackson, Jackson Principal of West Melton Primary School said the kea crossing is an opportunity for students to be involved in the community with leadership responsibilities. “We are delighted to endorse our Safe School Travel Plan by supporting our students in their leadership roles as road patrol monitors, ensuring the safety of the school community

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A group of West Melton Primary students have taken on the important role of Road Patrollers for 2018 and spent a day with Constable Rick Groen learning how to operate the School’s new kea crossing. as they cross the now busy Weedons Ross Road.” The kea crossing and footpath extension north on Weedons Ross Road complete the recent shopping centre landscaping and school frontage development. SDC Road Safety Coordinator Stephanie Hautler urges parents to use the kea crossing and try active transport. “We want our young people to be getting to school actively where they can and the kea crossing and footpath north is another tool to open up routes to the community across a busy road. Caregivers need to be mindful that they are role models for all children, not just

The Sheffield Garden Club has been busy over the last three months. Many of our members have been off and about over the fes ve season but those who have aMended the last three events have enjoyed themselves. Our December mee ng saw us gather at the Greendale Arboretum and listen to a talk by family members of the founders on how and why it was established. There was a very good ar cle in the Malvern News a week or so later. Lunch was enjoyed in the Domain and raffles were won, altogether making it a lovely day out in the sunshine. January was an evening gathering at Knudsford farm on the Old West Coast Road where we were given a display of milking sheep. A few lucky members got the chance to try their hand at this novel experience. Once that was completed we got to taste the finished product, a very tasty cheese and a lovely creamy yoghurt, both of which teamed up very well with some homegrown blackcurrant jelly...delicious. We were also given the chance to have a wander round and admire their extensive collec on of fruit, vegetables and herbs. We then made our way to Darfield and visited Kay StoM’s residence where we saw her late husband’s collec on of bits from mes past. No doubt this took a few of us back to our younger days. We finished the evening with a tasty supper before heading homewards. In February nine of us drove down to Burnham and visited the Straight 8 Winery on the Main South Road. James and Mary gave us an entertaining chat about their life running this business and were only too happy to answer any ques ons we had. The tempta on of tas ng some of the wines was well worth it with some of us taking a few boMles home with us. March is now here and the local Sheffield Show fast approaches, so start preparing your entries and keep your fingers crossed that the frosts don't arrive early...happy harves ng.

Anne Mayo (President)

their own, and use the kea crossing to and from school when the flags are up.’’ Drivers are asked to keep an eye on their speed around pedestrians, when entering and exiting the shopping centre and near the school. “This is your village and for your children to be safe getting to school you must slow down,” Stephanie said. When the kea crossing is not under the control of the road patrol team the cross point operates like any other piece of road where pedestrians have to wait until the road is clear before crossing and to wave drivers through who stop to let them cross.

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The Selwyn Parenting Network’s fifth birthday, held on Children’s day Sunday, March 4th, had all the hallmarks of success from the outset; a committed team of volunteers and organisers, alignments to great community partners, a vast range of local sponsors, and not to be taken lightly - the most stunning weather! The Selwyn community did not disappoint as they came out in their thousands to enjoy this annual Selwyn Parenting Network flagship Children’s Day event, this year hosted for the first time from Foster Park, Rolleston with proud principal partners Faringdon. There were smiles all around as children of all ages enjoyed the wide variety of free activities and entertainment on offer; from bouncy castles, mini rideons and pony rides, through to sensory activities, peddling bikes to making healthy smoothies, and even hula hooping which saw Selwyn’s own MP Amy Adams showcasing her hooping skills! It was reported that over 1,500 free sausage sizzles were

lovingly cooked off and served by wonderful volunteers of all ages (the youngest being just six) who kept up with the growing queues in admirable fashion. Many families brought their picnic rugs to sit on and enjoy quality family time at the Park, watching the free entertainment that included a magic show and an amazing dance routine by the wonderful StarJam group. There really was something for everyone at an event that oozed family connectedness, and embraced the overall purpose to celebrate tamariki on Children’s Day. The event also served as an opp or tu n ity f or S e lwyn Parenting Network to officially

celebrate its fifth Birthday’ five years as an incorporated society with charitable status, and in true birthday style this was suitably marked with the cutting of a fabulous celebratory cake by Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton. Broughton “The feedback poured in from the Selwyn Community following the event with so much praise for an incredibly well organised event that provided the community with the opportunity to enjoy a free day of family fun, and most importantly the chance to recognise how precious our Whānau and tamariki are,” concluded Kate Webb, Webb Co-ordinator, Selwyn Parenting Network.

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Speed limits will remain at 100km/hr on some key arterial routes in Selwyn, following a review of speed limits in the district. On Wednesday, February 14th Selwyn District Council confirmed it will implement a number of speed limit changes, which include extending the 50 km/hr urban speed limits in several townships and extending or introducing 80 km/hr limits on some rural roads in eastern Selwyn. The changes were proposed after a review of speed limits late last year, and public consultation which was largely supportive of the proposals. Proposals to reduce the speed limit on key arterial commuter routes will not proceed. All will remain at 100 km/hr, after consultation with the NZ Transport Agency. Selwyn District Council Assets

Manager Murray Washington said NZTA supported the reduction to 80 km/hr on rural ro ad s in g en e ra l, but recommended that the limit on the arterial routes should remain at 100 km/hr. “Retaining the higher limit will also address concerns raised by some submitters during the public consultation period.” Townships where lower speed limits will be introduced, or extended, include Castle Hill, Leeston, Lincoln, Prebbleton, Rolleston, the Rolleston industrial area, and West Melton. Murray commented that the changes reflect the growth in townships across Selwyn and forecast subdivision development. An 80 km/hr limit is to be introduced on rural roads adjoining the Christchurch city boundary.

A further review of the remaining speed limits across the district will be undertaken over the next four months, to ensure that the limits are aligned with NZTA guidelines. This work will focus on the replacement of 70 km/hr speed limits and the speed limits in urban areas not already reviewed. It will also include a review of speed limits around schools. “It’s important that we respond appropriately to the changes in our district, as our growing population is bringing with it a significant increase in traffic volumes. The approved speed limit changes are planned to be implemented over the next six weeks, with new signs in place before March 31st.

The 2018 Kim Hill Hot Topic will be the eighth, coordinated by Lincoln Envirotown, and as usual on a subject of national and global environmental significance: ‘Soil - are we treating it like dirt?’ T h e w e l l k n ow n r ad i o personality will again host a panel to discuss the huge numbers of issues which surround this subject. With some scientists stating that Britain may have as few as sixty harvests worth of soil left, and desertification occurring in many parts of the world, it is clear that populations cannot be

complacent about soil. The panellists, who are experts in their field, will discuss a broad range of relevant issues: “Are we degrading our soil cover? Is this most precious of resources in any danger? Do we take our soil cover for granted?” Those attending can expect to hear authoritative information on the ecosystem of the soil, views on production of safe, healthy food and what may go wrong in terms of such things as pollution and erosion and what should be done about it. This is always a stimulating and thought provoking evening which is enhanced by a ‘question time’ at which those attending can ask questions of the panellists and thereby join the discussion. The Deputy Mayor of Selwyn District

Malcolm Lyall will be the Guest of Honour. Organisers encourage everyone to come and hear about this important environmental issue on Thursday, March 22nd at Lincoln University.

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Friday 9th March 2018 SPORTS RESULTS

PIVOT FENCING • • • • • •

Dairy conversions • Post & rail fencing • Yard building Residential fencing • Security fencing • Subdivisions

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Results 26th February 2018

Malvern 1 v Oxford A Roberts Won S Williamson A Dalzell Won S Fleetwood

3-0 Lost 3-0 Won

2-3 3-1

Christchurch 5 v Malvern 2 T O'Connell N/A R Fairbrass Won P Bond Lost D Frampton Won

0-0 0-3 3-2 1-3

Malvern 3 v Football 7 M Smith G Lonie D Aubrey C Frew

Won Won Lost Lost

3-0 3-2 0-3 1-3


Saturday 3 March 2018 Mens Watson Shield Div 2 v Canterbury Singles won 25 - 12 Pairs lost 15 - 22 Triples won 23 - 11 Fours lost 10 - 18 Under 8s Triples -Div 2 v Belfast Lost 13 - 7 Ladies Double Triples Div 2 v Fendalton Won 18 - 5 Lost 10 - 16 Won 15 - 14

Rangiora 5 v Malvern 4 R Liddington P Kelly Won H Moir Won D Adams Lost

Won 0-3 2-3 3-1


3 March 2018 Competition: Stableford minus putts

Malvern Juniors B Millar Lost 1-3 O Sutherland Won J Millar Won 3-0 J Horrey Won 3-2 I Horrey Won 3-2 H de Burger Lost Results 5th March 2018 Burnside 5 v Malvern 2 (Away) T.O'Connell Won 2-3 D.Frampton Won R.Fairbrass Lost 3-2 P.Bond Lost 3-2 Malvern 3 v Burnside 6 (Home) M.Smith Won 3-0 D.Aubrey Lost 1-3 P.Kelly Lost 0-3 H.Moir Lost 1-3 Malvern Juniors J.Horrey Won 3-0 I.Horrey Lost 1-3




1st J. Hurst +18 2nd J. McBeath +15 3rd K. Sissons +13 4th P. Youngman +12 5th S. Restuox +12 6th S. Quinn +11 Nearest the Pin No 3 S. Quinn No 9 J. McBeath No 13 J. McBeath No 17 D. Whittaker Men’s Longest Drive: A. Youngman Ladies Longest Drive: T. Booker Longest Putt No 18: J. Hurst Two’s: J. Duckmanton, J. McBeath x 2

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Results 2nd March 2018 Match of the Day: Friday Scramble Team event: R. Abbott, N. Penney, M. & A. Inch. Individual Men: C. Bishop, P. McOscar, J. Perkins, K. Kibbler 27 M. White, J. Halkett 26 Ladies: J. Wilson 25 Pins: G. Chambers, F. Hobbs, J. Halkett, J. Perkins, C. Thorne. S/Drive: R. Parker Two’s: M. Gall Saturday 3rd March 2018 Hidden Pairs Stableford Competition Best Stableford: P Cardosi 41 M Inch & P Cardosi 76 T Chapman & G Harris 75 J Halkett & J Hicks 68 K Kibler & P Fletcher 68 Closest to Pins: #2 in 2: M Inch #6 G Harris #11 P Fletcher #17 G Harris Saturday 3rd March 2018 Coleridge Shield at Waikmakariri Hororata 687 Waimakariri 686 Greendale 684 Methven 667 Mens Canterbury Shield at Ellesmere Hororata 3.5 v’s Lincoln 2.5


10am Tuesday

Golden Oldies Rugby World Cup 2018 The Hororata Black Diamond team are looking for keen players.

• 2 Topdown Cultivators • Ripping • Vaderstad Drill • Fodder Beet Planter • Direct Drilling • Ploughing • Cultivator & Roller • Swifterdisc

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The annual Top Team event was held at Glentunnel School on Friday, February 23rd. Students from Darfield, Sheffield, Springfield, Hororata, Windwhistle and Glentunnel schools took turns in teams to participate in a range of fun activities - some of which involved getting wet!

Friday 9th March 2018 PUBLIC NOTICES






Annual General Mee ng

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GPS accurate farm mapping Irrigation and farm design and set out Hazard maps Colour whiteboards and planners DDT residue testing Methamphetamine testing of staff housing and rentals

Phone 03 308 6208 201 Smithfield Rd, Ashburton 7772 For competitive prices on mapping, whiteboards & planners contact: Gerard 027 433 9065 Terry 027 229 9993

Tuesday 20th March 2018 - 7.30pm Darfield High School, Staffroom. ALL WELCOME


DARFIELD & SHEFFIELD POOLS are closing for the season on Sunday 18th March 2018 The pool management would like to thank: Darfield Food Centre, Kathy Moore, Marcel van Leeuwen, Amanda Taylor, Life Guards and the Community for the pools this season!

Homebush Road - Intersection at Cullens & Waireka Road from 12th - 16th March  Homebush Road - Intersection at Cullens & Waireka Road from 19th - 22nd March Please watch for signage. - Thank you for your patience. 

Email: | Phone: 0800 CPW TWO (279 896)

Friends of Darfield Hospital

XMAS TRAIL Sunday 2 December 2018 nd

Please keep this date free!

TO REGISTER VISIT as soon as possible!

2Mar - 5Apr

Birds of a Feather Art Exhibi on

Selwyn Gallery

10th Mar

Kirwee Rugby Club 10’s Tournament

Kirwee Rugby Grounds

11th Mar

Terrace Sta on Autumn Garden Open Day

Terrace Stn, Hororata

11th Mar

Heritage of a Rural Water Scheme

11th Mar


Music on the Green

Westview Park, Darfield

11Mar-15Ap 7:00pm

Secrets of Prophecy - Free Seminars

Darfield Library

12th Mar


Malvern Indoor Bowls AGM

Darfield Rec Centre

13th Mar


Adver sing Deadline for Malvern News (16th March Issue)

13th Mar


Darfield Primary School PTA AGM

16th Mar

10:00am Malvern A&P Show Feature Adver sing Deadline (23rd March Issue)

17th Mar 18th Mar

St Paddy’s Day. Live Music - The Southern Man 12:00pm Russells Flat & District Apprecia on Func on

18th Mar

Darfield School

Darfield Hotel Sheffield Hotel

Darfield & Sheffield Pool Closing For The Season

19th Mar


Springfield Indoor Bowls AGM

Tawera Hall, Springfield

20th Mar


Darfield High School PTA AGM

DHS Staffroom

21st Mar


Glentunnel Indoor Bowls AGM

Glentunnel Hall

Malvern A&P Show

Sheffield Show Grounds

Leeston Fete

Main Street, Leeston

Kirwee Players Audi ons; Witches of Eastwick

Kirwee Community Hall

24th Mar 24th Mar


24-25th Mar 25th Mar

12:00pm Jump For Cancer (Breast Cancer Fundraiser)

26th Mar

10:00am Malvern News EARLY DEADLINE for Thursday 29th March Issue due to Easter

26th Mar


Rolleston News EARLY DEADLINE for 4th April Issue due to Easter

28th April


Tribute to Neil Diamond

Oxford Club

Friends of Darfield Hospital Xmas Trail


2nd Dec

North Hagley Park, ChCh

Or for any queries please contact: or ALL AGES WELCOME PROACTIVE MARTIAL ARTS TEMPLETON OFFERS TWO FREE LESSONS 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 KICKBOXING: 15+yrs Fridays 7.30-8.30pm For any enquiries ph Jacque or Allister 03 324 2084 Facebook: Proactive Martial Arts Templeton/Papanui

Kirwee Rugby Club

Tens’ Tournament Saturday 10th March 9:45am - kickoff Kirwee Domain 10 teams including Colts Food & Refreshments Available Great Family Day Out Music by DJ Singh Star


Friday 9th March 2018 CLEANING

ARE you wasting your valuable CARPET CARPET/Window Cleaning. time trying to keep up with Thorough job, good price, your accounts? Call us now q u i c k d r y i n g . H i g h l y for hassle-free accounting, tax recommended. Ph/text Robert and business advice - all right anytime on 027 299 9599. on your doorstep. Sterling INSIDE n out cleaning and Accountants @ Malvern gardening services. Your local Business Hub, Ann-Maree cleaners for one off or on 021 215 0981. going cleans! Domestic, LAY ASSOCIATES Chartered commercial, specialist builders Accountants. Rolleston Office cleans, carpets, ovens, phone 03 347 4501, Leeston windows. Please phone Office phone 03 324 3030. 020 406 93732 or email “ R e a l p e o p l e , r e a l knowledge”. Find us on Facebook ‘insidenoutcleaningnz’ CARPET COUNSELLING NEED carpet? Go local! Very competitive pricing, EXPERIEN CED counsellor seldom beaten. 30 years available to provide focus and servicing this area. In home support. Dawn Logan BA sample service, also repairs (Psyc) Cert Psyc Care (Otago) and installations. Phone A&D Counselling (C.I.T). Ph Alan Roberts 021 227 2080. 027 252 7533. CELEBRANT

Health & Wellness Coaching

CELEBRANT - Michelle Spence. Weddings and Civil unions in Selwyn area. Please phone 318 3000 or 027 205 4660.

Mental skills for anxiety, depression, stress... and coaching for weight management and health support.

Anna Dalzell 027 2711672

Darfield Business Hub WEDDINGS, Civil Union Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Naming Ceremonies, Funerals & Unveilings. Jenni DRIVEWAYS Gibson ph/fax: 324 8332 LIFESTYLE, farm tracks, yards Mobile: 021 723 089 LIFESTYLE and dairy lanes our speciality. Screened rotten-rock, it’s local and lasts better. Springfield Quarry phone 318 4132. CHIMNEY CLEANING

CHIM Chim. We'll sweep your log FENCING -burners flue, check the SUMMERFIELD Fencing - in your firebricks, baffles, air-tubes area now. Lifestyle. Farm. and controls. We're experts Sheep. Cattle. Horse. All types on coal-ranges, also sweeping of animals. Fences. Yards. any sized open fire. We quote sheds. Arenas. Shelters. Runs. and undertake repairs, flue 27 years contract fencing. extensions and install bird John is available to help with netting. 318 1514 or 0800 design and planning. Phone 224 464 Members NZHHA. Carol & John Summerfield 03 312 4747. CHURCH NOTICES FIREWOOD & COAL

Darfield Life Church

R K FIREWOOD Supplying wood for this Winter!

Sunday 6.30 Ps Wayne Watson 027 281 8340 17 North Terrace

Old Man Pine, Bluegum, Macrocarpa, Oregon. TRY THE HOT MIX!

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Phone Rini 027 451 7300

Sunday 4pm Isaac Williams 027 420 5704

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Gardening and house maintenance service. Call for free quote. 020 4052 4567

GRAZING HEDGE TRIMMING FOR SALE 50 x small bales of Lucerne hay FREE grazing. Approx 12 acres. $8 per bale. Please phone West Melton area. No horses HEDGEHOG 03 3479 553. or cattle. Will need electric Hedge & ARAPAWAS. Ewes, lambs, rams, fences. Conditions apply. Shelterbelt wethers. Breeding records Phone 03 347 9287. ke pt. M ay s el l ra ms Trimming individually. Please phone 03 Lamb grazing wanted. Owner Operated 347 1469. Phone Chris Geoff 021 549 499 BALEAGE 96 medium square A/h 03 324 3482 021 518 973 grass pasture. $60 per bale + GST for whole lot. GRAZING GRAZING 414 Curraghs Road, West Melton area. Phone Eddy 03 318 1118 or 027 404 8624. DARFIELD Market every Saturday. Sprayfree local veges, artisan breads, cakes and savouries, gluten free available, free range organic eggs, organic apples, leatherwork and books, native plants. Car boot stalls welcome. PEASTRAW - Med Sq, $40. Phone 03 318 3055. Please contact Glenn Peddie: POINT of lay hyline/shavers pullets for sale. Please phone 027 200 2232 021 863 158. PURE Lavender Oil. Locally grown. $25 for 30ml dropper IN MEMORIAM IN MEMORIAM bottle. West Melton. Phone. 021 772 672 or email: WOOD shavings - untreated, clean shavings suitable for Left us 8th March 1988 horse stables, calving sheds, Behind every tear that falls is a loving chicken houses and rabbit memory. Hold these in your heart and h u t c h e s. Av a i l a b l e i n 70L bags, 1m 3 bales your loved ones will be with you forever. (compressed) and bulk You & Mark are watching over delivery. Phone 03 347 7352 us until we are together again. for more details.

LAMB GRAZING REQUIRED - Short & long term -

Green, John Rodney (Billy)

Eternal love - Mum, Dad & Family. LIVESTOCK


The Malvern Lions have Peastraw available for purchase. $6 per small bale, delivered. Medium squares also available. Hugh Wright (Sheffield) 318 3877 Allan Thorne (Hororata) 318 0798 Brian Redfern (Darfield) 318 8053 Stu Lill (Kirwee) 03 347 6770


Approx 75 A2 A2 F/X BRED 2 - 8 yr Cows RA 100% BW 63 PW93 200 - A2 A2 X BRED ICH BW 104 PW 108 100 - A2 A2 F/XBRED ICH BW 89 PW 94 174 - A2 A2 X BRED ICH BW 115 PW 127

HERDS: • • • •

220 X BRED COWS 3/8yr RA 83% BW 61 PW69 180 X BRED 2/8yr COWS BW 42 PW 64 165 X BRED 2/8yr COWS RA 92% BW 63 PW 80 98 X BRED 2/8yr COWS (not Recorded) BW -2 PW 7

ICH: GARAGE SALE 32 Warrens Road, Greendale. 10th March - 9am. (Smeg gas top electric oven) cooker, books, trailer and more. BABY gear, cot, sofa, books and dvd’s and household items. Sunday 11th March, 8am - 12noon. 19 Railway Terrace, Glentunnel.

194 F/X BRED BW 118 PW 132


168 - F/FX BW 109 PW 109 129 - X BRED BW 101 PW 102 122 - X BRED BW 108 PW 109


Friday 9th March 2018 HEDGE TRIMMING

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SINGLE lockable rooms in Darfield Hostel. Internet, sky TV. $160 pw. Ph 027 479 1431 or 03 318 3660.

CLEANER/housekeeper required. Approx one day per week in the Windwhistle area. Please phone 03 318 6939.



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

Roof painting, stopping & wallpapering, gib fixing, weather board, barges & fascia repairs. References available.



Cleaner The school has a vacancy for a Cleaner. Part time hours are available during term time. Up to five days’ work may be required during school holidays.


LOCKSMITH LOCKSMITH Selwyn based 24hr mobile service, keys cut and general lock and safe maintenance. EFTPOS available. Call Locktight Security 021 171 8060. OFFICE SPACE TO LET

For more information contact Michael: 0274368308

Phone Dave on 021 142 0567

DA RFIELD (2.5k m fro m township) - near new 2 bedrm cottage for rent, fully selfcontained. For further information call Garry 027 208 6353.

TENANCY Inspections! Offering initial & routine inspections on tenanted houses, taking the hassle out for you. Call Rebecca of Rural Tenancy Inspections Ltd on 027 313 2270 or email

Early starts, be relatively fit, team player, be able to listen and follow instructions with good communication skills. Training provided.

Applications close: Wednesday 14th March


10am Tuesday



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SMALL shared office space available in Darfield. Suitable for professional business services to join the Malvern Business Hub. Great location, very reasonable rates. Multiple options, from fixed day per week to full time. Call Ann-Maree on 021 215 0981 for details.

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Int/ext house, light commercial Garage floors Farm Fences/Buildings Airless spraying… & more!

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Phone ScoQ 021 029 83216 FREE QUOTES REAL ESTATE


LIFESTYLE property, 4Ha, 3 Bdr House, Large garage/ workshop, hayshed and stables. Offers over $500k Phone 021 146 4985.

Darfield Township: ‘5 Ross Street’


1st Floor, open plan - 79sqm Small kitchenette and toilet, Heatpump, fully alarmed, parking available. Contact: Gerald Ottowa on 03 317 9096 or 021 340 990 or Vivien Ottowa on 021 340 991

Application Pack from: Human Resources Co-ordinator PO Box 5 Darfield Tel: 03 318-8411 email:

HARVESTER DRIVER REQUIRED Experienced Machine Operator. March / April. West Melton area.

Contact Jo 027 286 5808

CONTRACT MILKER REQUIRED Our client is seeking applicants for a Contract Milker on their 800 cow dairy farm. 240 eff hectares, all grazing adjoining. If you have strong me management, are organised and efficient and love cows you may just be the right fit. In return, we offer a great loca on. The farm is only 45 minutes away from the AMI Stadium. For more informa on see our website at or email us at

ASSISTANT MANAGER 2100 cows 1.0M kgMS South Canterbury Looking for a challenge? Looking for the opportunity to grow? Looking for a change of scenery? If you have a strong focus on cows, people and grass and a thorough understanding of dairy farming systems then this may be the posi on for you. 100 bale rotary shed, 524ha milking plaZorm, producing 1.0 million kilograms of milk solids. Modern family home with double garage provided. For more informa on see our website at or email us at

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FULL-TIME COOK REQUIRED DARFIELD This is a full time position for a Cook for 37 hours per week. We would prefer experience but training can be given to the right person. We are looking for someone with: • Great communication skills • A passion for food & presentation • Be able to work in an organised manner • Team player but also able to work unsupervised • Happy, positive attitude.

Please email your cover letter & CV to:

ENGINEER OR FITTER/ TURNER Hampton Engineering Ltd & Bossman Manufacturing have vacancies for experienced Engineers. To carry out general engineering, repairs, fabrication and machining at our workshops at 90 High Street, Southbridge & 2253 Bealey Rd Hororata, as well as on farm repairs in the local area and beyond. Good remuneration, would suit locals living in the areas. Trade Certificate & machining experience an advantage, as would experience in general dairy shed maintenance work. Immediate starts possible. Please present C.V. to the Office or email to Phil Freeman at or Phone Phil 027 523 7741 or Office 03 324 2800 for an appointment.

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY OPERATOR EAL AgriServices is a well-established industry leading agricultural contracting business based in the Selwyn district of Canterbury. We operate a fleet of modern, well-maintained machinery servicing central Canterbury from two locations Southbridge and Oxford, with baling, silage, straw, cartage, cultivation & drilling. We are seeking an experienced operator with a passion for agriculture who wants to be part of a close-knit team and who takes pride in their work and machinery. The position would be based out of our Oxford depot. To be a successful candidate, you are required to: • Have experience operating telehandlers, modern tractors and large machinery • Have a ‘can do’ attitude and work well either unsupervised or in a team environment • Have a minimum Class 2 licence, but applicants with either a Class 4 or 5 licence would be preferred • Be fit, reliable, punctual, well-presented and be able to communicate well • Hours can be challenging so a good sense of humour is essential. • Be flexible with seasonal workload demands • Have a strong work ethic and strive for the highest standards of work for our customers. • Experience in stockmanship would be an advantage but not essential. If this sounds like you & you would like to join a progressive and successful business then please email a CV and a covering letter, including at least 2 recent referees to:



BEST prices! Amalgamated DEAD, damaged or derelict cars, Scrap Ltd. Buying cars & farm trucks, vans & 4WD’s, machinery. Specialising in including motorbikes. Cash farm clean-ups. Rod McQuoid paid. Phone 03 318 0871. - buyer. Ph 027 695 0480 or UNWANTED or unsaleable sheep & cattle buy. Please phone 0800 030 712. 027 293 1561. SCRAPMETAL - cash paid for all types of metal farm machinery, old cars etc. Please phone Wayne 027 749 9736 or 03 323 6610 (Licensed Dealer). CARS, VAN, TRELLIS EASTERN TRELLIS - All types of trellis & fence panels. Heavy duty framing & trellis. Garden arches. Thick, stronger, custom made to any size. Free measure & quote. Quick turn around. Locally owned. Free delivery, conditions apply. Phone 03 384 4770 or 027 436 0709.

4WD’S & TRUCKS WANTED! Cash paid on pick up. Any condition accepted. Ph John 03 347 9354 or 027 476 2404


COUNTRY TOUCH SERVICES Your very own LOCAL, reliable & experienced

window & oven cleaner. Satisfaction Guaranteed Ph Wilf Lock for bookings on 022 0440654


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and startups • Tailored for your project • Local

Contact Joel at: or



WANTED TO RENT SEMI retired lady looking for 2 bedroo m house in Whitecliffs, Coalgate or Glentunnel for long term rental from early April. Love gardening and am very tidy. References available. Phone Sally 027 602 4462 or email TRADES

House & Roof Pre--Paint Wash Pre 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

Darfield based with over 38 years of local knowledge and experience

Septic Tank Cleaning Jetting Unit for blocked drains Camera Investigations | Port-a-loo hire Office 318 8609 | 0274 338 693 |

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ROOF MAINTENANCE ROOF & house maintenance. All aspects covered including spouting, mortar, tiles, re-roofing, roof painting, moss, mould & silicone sealing. General repairs. Ph 03 347 6702. WINDOW CLEANING





Phil Marsh Ph 318 4131 Mob 027 357 3696

Simon O’Connell • Certifying Plumber M: 021 048 4799 • H: 03 317 9174 E:


Darfield based, working Canterbury wide.

Andrew Love • 25 years experience Phone David Barnhill • Local qualified builder 027 618 2345 • All types of work or undertaken including additions, a/h 317 9144 alterations, new houses, sheds etc

Contract Window Cleaning Commercial  Residen al Free Quotes

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

Heat pump supply, installation, servicing & maintenance


M: 021 818 816 WINDOW REPAIRS 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.

General household & business electrical work.

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Interior Plaster Contact us today! Maintenance EvereQ Sullivan Renova.ons & New Homes Locally Owned & Operated Ph: 021 022 13500 15 years Experience E:

Give Nigel a call now for your no obligation free quote


Your LOCAL & reliable tradesman

Ph: 021 387 750

LOGFIRE INSTALLATIONS Showerdomes Tiling Adrian’s Building Services (03) 324-3125 Locally based, NZ Home Hea ng Installer 10+ years

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Mirrors Catdoors Splash Backs Retro Fit Double Glazing Insurance Repairs Ph 03 318 4128

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New Builds Extensions Renovations Kitchen & Bathrooms

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

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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 COMPUTER


SuperComputer Sales and Service of new and used machines. Networking, Virus protection, Backup Re-loading and Restoring of Windows. Plain old fashioned Help & Assistance! The secret of geKng ahead is geKng started. The secret of geKng started Mark Jones is breaking your complex 03 318-1956 overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then star!ng 027 210 4242 on the first one. - Mark Twain 0800 427 427

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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

Tiler & Registered Water Proofer Look me up on

or phone 03 318 1973 or 027 421 1637 e: bowen

MURRAY DAWSON APPLIANCE SOLUTIONS Reg. Service Technician 027 226 3898

021 732 331 Big Job or Small I do them all !

Qualified Tradesman

Contact your LOCAL certifying specialist. Over 30 years experience.

Phone 318 3660 or 027 479 1431

Selwyn Electrical Ltd Your Local Registered Electrician


Mainland Plumbing & Gas Ltd Ph Glenn: Kirwee Based

027 445 0684

318 1676 or 021 184 2448 Renova!ons, New Houses, Hot Water Cylinders, Kitchens & Bathroom Upgrades, General Maintenance!

Phone Mark

027 869 0026

david wilkinson registered electrician phone 03 318 1231 fax email

03 318 1235

po box 26 kirwee

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

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


Maintenance Renova ons New Builds Pump servicing and installa on • Water filter installa on • Water pump hire • • • •

• Supply and installa on of sep c tank systems • Gas and wood fire installa on • IQP in backflow preven on • Teatsprayer servicing

‘One call and we’ll do them all’

0800 752 400

AUTO & Marine Upholsterer 3967 West Coast Rd, Phone 03 318 7378. Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm.

PORTABLE sawmill for all your timber requirements and macrocarpa sales. Please phone Graeme Knowles on 021 613 229. UPHOLSTERER - Recover lounge suites, dining chairs, squabs etc. Free quotes. Based in Weedons. Please phone 03 980 4979.

LiMle Johnny asks his father: "Daddy, where does the wind come from?" "Sorry Johnny, i don't know." "Daddy, why do dogs bark?" "Sorry Johnny, i don't know." "Daddy, why is the earth round?" "Sorry Johnny, i don't know." "Daddy, does it annoy you that I ask so many ques ons?" "No Johnny, please ask as many ques ons as you like, otherwise how will you ever learn anything."

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Issue 831 Friday 9th March 2018