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Inside this issue: 100% Volunteer Sta+on


Darfield Pharmacy Celebra+ng 20 Years


Le5er To The Editors


From Darfield Physio


Selwyn Thoroughbred Raceday


Workshop, Trails & Art


Porters’ Lodge - Eat, Play & Sleep


‘I Am Hope’ Tour


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ISSUE 832 Friday 16th March 2018

Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari 8 Dance Results To Be Proud Of


Guided Walks At Castle Hill 10 Rural Water Schemes


Rare Breed Auc+on


Coalgate Bowling Club Abuzz With Youth


West Melton Bowls




Public No+ces


Dates To Remember






Email Column


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The Searle family from Darfield and Samantha-Rose Rolleston (6) far left, enjoyed the music at Faringdon Music on the Green in Darfield on Sunday, March 11th. SDC Senior Events and Recreation Advisor Dave Tippett said, "there was a great community feel, with superb entertainment by our performers, in addition to plenty of activities for children, all at the new venue of Westview Park.” • • • •

People were able to bring a picnic and relax while listening to an outstanding line-up of talented musicians; Mariah Turnbull - Christchurch singer/songwriter. A self-confessed music ‘addict’. Local girl Ashy Batchelor is an upcoming pop singer/songwriter and recording artist. She has featured on shows such as ‘What Now?', 'The X Factor NZ' and performed at Coca-cola Christmas in the Park. The Reconstruction - Formed at an open mic night these young virtuoso musicians have energy and talent to burn. Ruby Fusion - play an eclectic mix of covers and originals. 'They prefer fortune over fame and are currently plotting world domination, starting in Darfield!'

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It is the end of an era for St John Malvern, as Jill Hill recently resigned as Station Manager after twenty years of service in the role. New Station Manager, Brian Westwood said, “Jill has committed an extraordinary amount of time and energy in making sure the Malvern area is well served by the local service. A service, which locally, is comprised entirely of volunteers. “It has been a period of considerable change, with earthquakes and new station build, Brian commented. And throughout, St John continue to evolve its systems and procedures to become more effective, while also meeting increasing compliance demands.” St John Youth has been introduced to Darfield during this period and has gone from strength to strength, now boasting fifty-three members and seven youth leaders. Brian, the St John Malvern's new Station Manager, is a long time volunteer, with twenty-three year’s of service to the area as a paramedic.

"I have two main goals as Manager,” he explained. “The first is to make sure the Station operates in a way that makes it easy for the amazing volunteer staff to focus on what they are here for. That is to help the people in our community when they need it most. The second is to grow that base of volunteers so we can continue to provide a strong service to the community both now and into the foreseeable future. That requires us to be actively and constantly looking for new recruits." A lot goes into running an effective 24/7 ambulance service. From ensuring life saving equipment is 100% ready to go, to regulatory issues regarding medicine usage and the extensive training everyone receives. St John Malvern is also part of a much larger team. The Darfield ambulance is expected to be able to operate anywhere, to the same high standards as any ambulance on the road, volunteer or paid, urban or rural, there is no difference. In 2017 St John Malvern attended over 850 callouts. “There is no pattern to it

either,” Brian commented. “Some days there are no callouts and on others, crews seldom get back to the Station.” As St John takes patient confide nti a lity extre me ly seriously, they are also reluctant to shout about the work they do. The shift in population in recent years has made a considerable difference to the volume of work and St John is hopeful that this same shift will also see some new people join the local service. Many in the district do not realise the Darfield Station is a 100% volunteer Station. With that comes an increasingly unique opportunity to get involved in what is an incredibly interesting, sometimes exciting and always satisfying experience. On April 7th St John Malvern are holding a recruitment day at the Darfield Station. This will be a fantastic opportunity for anyone in the community to come and find out more about becoming a S t J o h n V o l u nt e e r fo r ambulance, events, or youth.

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Current Darfield Pharmacy staff L to R: Sandy Smith, Wendy Tweed, Nigel Trolove, Aaron Orangi, Samantha Merriman, Leanne Hughes, Trudi Daube. Twenty years ago today, on March 16th, Darfield businessman Aaron Orangi came out from Christchurch to work as a Pharmacist at Darfield Pharmacy for its then owner John Morris. In those days Darfield Pharmacy was housed in the small shop on South Terrace which is now Scarlett Rose, the women’s fashion store. "We have come a long way since then," Aaron commented with a smile. "We were still using computer floppy discs and our till was the old ‘Arkwright’ manual cash register, of yesteryear. The dispensary was tiny and there was no staff room at all, just a little area that joined up with the toilet outback.”

Pharmacy owner at the time John, fortunately already had plans for a new, much bigger, shop a few metres along the road next door to what was then Dockerill’s the Butcher (now Darfield Bakery). By the end of 1998, the Pharmacy as it is known now, was opened. Back then John employed Aaron as full time pharmacist, as well as Nigel Trolove part time pharmacist and Christine Dreaver as Pharmacy technician. In the shop Lorraine Clarkson worked with Jenny Gallagher. Gallagher Now twenty years on there are three fulltime pharmacists as well as one Pharmacy technician, plus two fulltime and three part time, shop staff. After moving to Darfield in 2001


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Aaron continued working at the Pharmacy while also enjoying coaching junior tennis and being part of the Darfield Senior Rugby team for several years. In 2005 Aaron took extended leave from his Pharmacy position to attempt qualification for the Winter Olympics in Bobsledding. This he accomplished and he went on to compete in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games held in Torino Italy. Returning to Darfield, Aaron purchased the business from John on April 1st 2007. After being together for eight years, Aaron married local girl Aimee Stewart in 2012 and the couple have two boys together Archie (4) and Beau (nearly 2). Sadly in December last year Aimee passed away after a short battle with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. ‘She will be sadly missed around the Pharmacy, especially on Saturday mornings when she loved coming in and working alongside me and sharing a laugh and joke with our many loyal customers,” Aaron remembered. Both Aaron and Aimee were looking forward to having a special celebration at the Pharmacy to recognise Aaron’s twenty years and so it seems appropriate that this will take place today, March 16th. “Do come in for a piece of cake and a chat and enjoy 40% off all Giftware until the end of March,” Aaron said. “Also some stock will be reduced by up to 60% as a way of thanking the Darfield Community for their support over the years,” he concluded.

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This year’s renewal of the Hororata annual race meeting will be held on Saturday, March 24th when nine races for combined stake money of $282,500 will be up for competition. The day’s feature event is the $80,000 Valachi Downs Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes sponsored by Kevin Hickman, a man with a very real and close affinity with the Hororata area. This race has been upgraded to a Group 3 event making it the most important race in the history of Hororata racing and one of the most prestigious 85 races in the country. Another major race is the Hororata Gold Cup sponsored by the local Seaton family. It is reported that racing of high quality and competitiveness is assured. 2018 marks the 134th year of racing for the Hororata Racing Club, nowadays promoted as ‘Riccarton Park-Hororata’ and is an event that allows Selwyn to celebrate its thoroughbred racing heritage at the iconic

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Riccarton Park Racecourse.The Hororata Racing Club was one of the earliest provincial Clubs to be formed following a meeting of interested people at Hororata in 1884 who organised a Committee to run a race meeting at Hororata in 1885. During the 134 year history of the Club there have only been fifteen Presidents: Sir John Hall, Hall HA Knight, Knight Major LDG Ackland, Ackland William Deans, Deans Gilbert Grigg, Grigg Jack Thwaites, Thwaites George Hutton Snr, Don Stuart, Stuart Les Bennetts, Bennetts George H utton, utton Michael Murchison, Murchison Tom Grigg, Grigg Neil Rainey, Rainey Dennis Watson and the current president Don Stewart. Stewart A ‘Ladies Bracelet’ race was run at the very first meeting, and this was revived at the Centennial meeting in 1984. For that year, and every year since, Petersen’s Jewellers of Bush Inn have kindly donated a gold bracelet for a race, which is usually for two or three year olds. This year will be the 35th bracelet and is attached to the race for two-year-olds.

Hororata raced on its own course for the first eighty years, when because of the requirement for extensive course improvements, and encouragement from the racing governing body NZ Racing Conference (now NZ Thoroughbred Racing) for centralisation, the Club arranged to rent the Riccarton Racecourse for its future meetings. The first meeting to be held on the new venue was in 1965. The Club is an integral component of ‘Riccarton Park’ and the C.J.C. It continues to be run by an enthusiastic and experienced committee with a good blend of youth, which has strong links to its ‘home district’ from which it continues to receive solid support as will be evident on race day again this year.

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these could be interspersed with a walk up the new 2.5 km ‘Easy Out’ variation on the Craigieburn Trails’ Hog’s Back Track. “The route, which now separates downhill bikers from the uphill bikers and walkers at the Village end of the Hogs Back Track has been well used and much appreciated by walkers and bikers in its first months, since opening on December 2nd,” said Bill Martin, Martin one of the Craigieburn Trails Track Committee. Take in the spectacular views from the tail of Long Spur and earn the right to hunt for, or walk off, those chocolate Easter eggs!

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Mental health advocate Mike King and seven others are currently embarking upon a 4,000 kilometre journey, from Bluff to Cape Reinga, aboard 50cc motor scooters. They are raising awareness about youth suicide and to encourage openness with those who seek help. Mike set off from Bluff on Thursday, March 1st, with four weeks on the road ahead of him for his ‘I am Hope’ tour,

stopping in 48 towns and giving seventy presentations over 25 days. On Monday, March 12th the group began their day in Christchurch speaking to intermediate pupils before heading to Darfield where they spoke with years 9, 10 and 11 students at Darfield High School. There was time before their speaking event for a quick coffee in the town’s Fat Beagle Cafe before heading to the

Some of the scooters ridden by the group and decorated by well-known NZ artists.

Comedian and mental health advocate Mike King (front right) enjoys a break at Darfield’s Fat Beagle Café before speaking to DHS pupils.

Comedian and mental health advocate Mike King (right) and his group at Darfield High School.

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High School and then on to Greymouth. The eight scooters ridden by the group have been painted by famous New Zealand artists and the ride from Bluff to Cape Reinga is designed to deliver a message of hope to all New Zealanders Mike commented that along the way he had met wonderful groups of kids who were not afraid to admit that sometimes things can get tough. “Our job was to let them know it's okay to ask for help when things do get tough.” The ‘I Am Hope’ Tour aims to address youth suicide by shedding the stigma associated with it, and empowering communities to connect with their youth who are struggling. It hopes to raise awareness, encourage openness and listen without judgment when others come to them seeking help.


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Fifty-eight year old, Kirwee a irc r aft e ng in e e r, P a u l Washington is a Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari regular and about to embark on his fifth journey across the Alps on his trusty 50cc city scooter. The Scooter Safari, to be held on May 19th, is an endurance ride from Christchurch to Hokitika. It is a journey of over 250kms to raise funds for the New Zealand Cancer Society. It’s not a ride for the faint hearted designed to be the coldest, longest, hardest, most gruelling and uncomfortable test of endurance on a scooter to raise money and awareness for cancer sufferers. Riders come from near and far, with significant numbers coming from the North Island and from Southland, and in the past there have even been Australian entrants. Entry numbers are capped at 250 for traffic management and this year the quota was filled in three days. Initially begun by Air NZ engineers to support a fellow staff member with bowel cancer (they planned an event to be as uncomfortable as he was!) the event raises substantial funding. Paul’s personal journey has a base in the loss of his six year old son to a brain tumour twenty-five years ago. Both his wife and his sister-in-law have both survived breast cancer, and unfortunately Paul’s wife is again receiving treatment. “I am a keen motorcyclist, but to ride little city scooters Coast to Coast is a long and uncomfortable experience, not knowing what challenges lie ahead, feeling pretty miserable, but continuing in the hope that things get better. It kind of gives me an insight in to the journey of a cancer suffer, yet what we do doesn’t even come close,” Paul said. Each year Paul takes to the road in a Santa Suit, “this is in memory of my son who passed away a few weeks after Christmas. I always head off with a tear in my eye and fond memories of our short time together.” This year Paul will be joined by his son in law who will be riding Paul’s other scooter, “the slower one of course,” Paul joked. He will also be joined by his daughter and grandson as support crew and Paul is

hopeful that his wife will be well enough to come along also. While there is a support trailer with fuel and spare bits, “there are always a number of scooters blowing up, especially on Porter’s Pass,” Paul reflected with a laugh. Those who enter make a commitment to raise at least $250 in donations for the Cancer Society. Combined, to date, the past Safari’s have raised a total of $789,000 with the aim this year to raise enough to reach a grand total of $1 million.

“We never really know what challenges the day will throw at us. In past years we have had many extremes, from snow, to a clear sunny day,” Paul commented. After doing a few laps at Mike Pero Motorsports Park the race gets underway at around 9am. “This poses another challenge, avoiding all the scooter parts flying off some of the bikes that have just been dragged out of chook sheds,” laughed Paul. If all goes well, and as planned, Paul is aiming to get to Hokitika at around 4.45pm.

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Paul Washington is ready to take part in his fifth Scooter Safari.

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The Asia Pacific Dance Association (APDA) has registered dance studios across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau, China, South Africa and United Kingdom and offers unique dance curriculums: JazzAddict, Urban Ignition, Lucidity, La Beauté Ballet, Tap Evolution and Encore Theatre Dance. Pupils of local dance studio, TM Dance World sat Urban Ignition Hip Hop Exams for the first time last year and when the results came through recently, they were outstanding! “We were amazed and very proud to hear that two of our students - Ella Lagan and Isabella Rodgers were placed in the top five for marks gained in their individual levels of exam. This was out of all the 2017 international hip hop examinations that were undertaken,” Tara McKeown of TM Dance World reported. “There are hundreds of students that sit exams each year with APDA, so this is a huge achievement for the girls, and they should quite rightfully be very proud.” Tara added that all her

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At the beginning of the year Department of Conservation (DOC) in conjunction with Ngāi Tahu set up guided walks at Kura Tāwhiti (Castle Hill). The guided walk is part of a new nationwide initiative by DOC and was started to help manage the pressures on Kura Tāwhiti. The site continues receiving an ever growing number of visitors annually and is a popular


tourism hotspot. The main focus of the tours at Kura Tāwhiti is to explain the cultural history, geology and biodiversity of the site. Historically Kura Tāwhiti was an important stopping off point for Māori trading pounamu between the east and west coast. As well as highlighting this history, Interpretation Ranger and tour guide, Helen Hamblin, also discusses the geology of the site, with the dramatic limestone tors and amazing rock formations. The rare biodiversity and plant life is also covered during the tour. Adjacent Lance McCaskill Reserve (which is not accessible to the general public) contains sixty-seven known individuals of the Castle Hill Buttercup as well as other rare plants. “Helen brings a wide range of knowledge to the Tours with her background as an biologist, educator and teacher,” DOC’s Senior Ranger, Alex Foulkes explained. “She has grown up tramping in the Canterbury mountains and is passionate about the New Zealand environment and wild spaces.”

For those who would like to experience the beauty of the place, while also developing a better understanding of the history, guided walks operate four times a week from 10.30am and 1:30pm. To make one of the tours, it is a case of turning up on the day for the hour and a half walk, which starts and finishes at Kura Tāwhiti carpark. Alex recommends checking specific days with Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre as walks are dependent on the weather. At this stage the guided walks run only in the summer months, from January until the end of March although, as Alex explained, “we are hoping to extend the period until the end of April”. These walks also provided an opportunity for DOC to ensure that people do not break the rules at the site by bringing dogs, flying drones or causing damage. “The feedback from tourists for DOC and the walk in general is fantastic and we hope to run these tours again next year,” Alex concluded.

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The Hororata Community Trust 'Heritage of a rural water scheme tour', held on March 11th was reported to be a fabulous day out with people travelling from all over New Zealand to take part. Organisers were absolutely delighted that the tour proved to be so popular. Starting at the Hororata Domain the tour took people through Gl e nt un n e l a nd u p to Windwhistle where the Snowdon Water scheme originates. Local guides provided information during the tour on the historic water schemes and farming

operations. The tour took detours on to private farms to see the historic intake and siphon. As a special treat people got to look inside the Coleridge Power Station, got a bird's eye view of the CPW scheme and a modern irrigation set-up. The Trust thanks the volunteers that made this event happen. “It was their passion that made it so special,” commented Cindy Driscoll of the Hororata Community Trust. “Thanks also to those land owners who opened up their gates for the tour. The ability to have

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participants look inside the historic Coleridge Power station was very special, and we thank Trustpower for this opportunity. CPW gave a great presentation on their irrigation scheme, while Hororata Primary School provided a wonderful lunch and the Lake Coleridge Billiards’ Club wowed everyone with a huge range of sweet treats for afternoon tea. “The aim of the Hororata Community Trust heritage project is to promote our area’s history, encourage collaboration and inspire people to share their stories,” Cindy said. “This tour certainly delivered on this and we look forward to March 2019 when we will find another interesting way to explore our heritage,” she concluded.

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The Rare Breeds Auction, organised by the Canterbury Group of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand and hosted by Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, was held on Sunday, March 11th. It attracted a record turn-out of interested people. The weather could not have been kinder it was reported, and hundreds of families enjoyed a very special day-out. There were tame Waipu goats who waited in their pens for cuddles, both from Ianthe Twiss, Twiss who hand raised them and from visitors. Both pairs went to new homes which meant Ianthe had to say goodbye to her much loved goat kids. “We hope she and her dad will hand-raise a few more this coming season,” said a spokesperson for Canterbury Group of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand. Bidding was strong for the Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep - a recent introduction to New Zealand with their novelty value

drawing a number of interested parties. Four breeds of rare breed pigs were up for auction with most of these piglets going to connoisseurs who will raise them to be enjoyed as bacon later on. The poultry, pheasants, ducks, and geese that were entered to be sold by auction were on display before the auction started. Many people had never seen such a variety of different sizes, shapes, and colours in one place. There were Silkies with their decorative top knots and unique plumage, Wyandottes with intricate lacing in a variety of colours, tiny Barbary Doves, very rare Chinese geese and huge Cochins to name just a few of the many breeds on display. Children loved the tame chickens that are free ranging at Willowbank and who came begging for food. The Rare Breeds Auction is the main fundraiser for the local group of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New

Zealand and all money raised will be used to support Rare Breeds projects. The latest such project is the Suffolk Punch horse it has become a worldwide effort to save the last of these unique draft horses from extinction. Future projects will include more work on the Enderby Island cattle - cattle that have survived on the Sub-Antarctic Island called Enderby Island in the Auckland Island group for over one hundred years and have adapted to the harsh living conditions there. Another animal from this isolated archipelago - the Auckland Island Pig, which has been saved from extinction by the society in the 1990s - has already proven how important the Group’s work is: it is the only pig left in the whole world that is not a carrier of certain viruses, thus making them the only suitable pig to grow organs to transplant into humans. The Auckland Island pig may well one day - become the pig that saves lives!

Hazlett Rural Limited auctioneers, Joe Adams and Ben Lill taking bids for a pair of Waipu goats.

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In an initiative, instigated by the Committee, to inject the game of bowls with some youthful players, Coalgate Bowling Club recently welcomed numerous local school pupils to the sport of bowls. With this goal in mind, the youth initiative was propelled forward by Jayde Mayberry (Selwyn Sports Trust) and Emily Robbins (Canterbury Bowls Youth Co-ordinator) who organised two training days and a tournament day involving

Greendale, Hororata and Glentunnel Schools, years 5 and 6 students. The first training session involved basic skills and was held at each individual school. This was followed by a further training session, but this one was held at the Coalgate Bowling Club. The training sessions were run by Emily, who was assisted by several Club members. Many expressed trepidation at the thought of tutoring something dear to

Mick Sayers (right) assists Zoe Parker with technique.

Alec Brooks discusses the correct way to play with a junior group of bowlers. Front bowling: Josh Smith, middle L to R: Dustin Rowlands and Thomas Harris.

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their hearts, but with fifty pairs of eyes watching them! However it was reported that they all did well and not only that, but they thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and were especially appreciative of the enthusiasm shown by their pupils. The training sessions brought f o rt h s o m e m a rv e l l o u s improvements in the very short space of time available, before the planned tournament. It was commented on that the youngsters showed much concentration and a great deal of pride and joy, whenever they bowled close to their target. “Unfortunately as game time got closer on the Tuesday, so did the rain,” reported a spokesperson for Coalgate Bowling Club, “and although Hororata and Greendale attempted to battle through the conditions on the day, the weather eventually emerged the victor. “Coalgate Bowling Club would love to thank all those that helped to make this the overall success it was deemed to be, and we hope to turn this into an annual event.” The Club invites anyone who would like to attend, to do so on a Saturday afternoon and have a go. “Just like this group of children you will come to love playing this game,” they finished.

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The New Year has brought a lot of activity on the bowling greens for Club members with Club games and championships to be played, as well as every other Club holding tournaments and all wanting entries. Interclub competitions that West Melton is involved in include Centre Men’s 8’s, Centre Men’s Under 8’s (years) Pairs which are played on Saturday mornings and Centre Men’s Under 8’s triples which is played on Thursday nights. Club competitions underway at the moment include Men’s Pairs, Ladies Singles and on Saturday afternoons Club Super Pairs. The Malvern Woman’s Singles finals, played on January 20th, resulted in a Championship dead heat for Barbara Herrick and Lorraine Davis. Davis Both had four wins and the same differential. Gretta Leigh was runner-up and the Club congratulates all three bowlers. “Congratulations also to the winners of the Men’s Club Championship Fours and the Ladies’ Club Championship Fours, played on January 21st,” said West Melton Club spokesperson, Peter Bickley. Bickley The Men’s Fours title went to John Pearce, Pearce who, it was reported, led very well throughout, Al Douglas, Douglas Derrol Fitzgibbon and Bob Burnett(s). Burnett The Ladies’ Fours title was won by Ana Gooch, Gooch Ali Gardiner, Gardiner Mary Burke and Barbara Herrick(s). The Ladies’ Club Herrick Championship Pairs competition has also been completed with Gretta Leigh and Rosemary Pearson taking out the honours. Bob Burnett and Ian McKinley played in the Men’s Club Championship Singles final on, February 17th and although Bob prevailed Ian put up a very stiff challenge, leading for most of the match. “Well done Bob and commiserations to Ian,”

Peter added. Saturday 17th was also the Club’s Spud in a Bucket Day and at the end of the day’s play all entries were weighed and counted. Brenda Dunlop was announced as the winner with her bucket of spuds weighing in at 11.7 kilograms. By contrast the average bucket weighed in at around three kilograms.

“West Melton Social Bowls had an excellent start to the season on February 8th with a full green and a perfect night,” Peter commented. “The Underdogs won on the night, but all teams posted really good scores so the competition is going to be interesting over the coming weeks,” he concluded.

Joint winners of the Malvern Ladies Open Singles. Left: Barbara Herrick and right: Lorraine Davis.

Winners of the Men's Club Championship Fours. L to R: Bob Burnett, Al Douglas, John Pearce and Derrol Fitzgibbon. SPORT NOTICES


Results 10th March 2018

Results 10th March 2018 Women - Best Nett: 71 Nett 1st: J Lewis 2nd: G Gaunson 71 3rd: D MacDonald78 4th: J Johnson 78 9 Hole Putting: 1st: J Pascoe 17 Putting Men - 4BBB Par: Par 1st: K Beaumont & R Ford, S Black & S Johnstone 9 2nd: S Hygate & D Benn 8 3rd: 8 3rd C Watson & G Gough 4th: R Joyce & S Allison 7 Nearest to the Pin: Pin #3: W Watson #9: G Gough #13 - Sponsored by The Terrace Wine Bar: S Allison #17: M Kikstra Longest Drive #11: #11 Women: J Lewis Men: S Allison Longest Putt #18 - Sponsred By Darfield Tyre Centre: M Gall Two’s: Two’s W Watson, G Gough, D Gall & S.Allison Winners Of The Hayes Cup: Cup K Beaumont & R Ford.

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Singles: Lost Pairs: Lost Triples: Lost Fours: Lost Ladies Double Triples:

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Div 2

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Div 2




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Lost Lost

7 - 19 11 - 17

Results 10th March 2018 Walter Stone/Stableford Best Gross: A Fouchee 70 Gross P Deans 41 P Cardosi 41 A Fouchee 40 G Marsh 39 A Sime 38 J Perkins 38 J Hicks 38 P McOscar 37 G Harris 36 Closest to the Pins: Pins #2in2: P Deans #6: A Kenworthy #11: D Mansbridge #14: G Harris #17: G Marsh

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Monday 26th March 7:30pm Darfield Recreation Centre

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Brian & Rose Walker

0800 667 778 ‘Canterbury owned & operated since 2008’ We only use NZ made products that are proven to work!

We do NOT Tele-market! REAL ESTATE LIFESTYLE property, 4Ha, 3 Bdr House, Large garage/ workshop, hayshed and stables. Offers over $500k Phone 021 146 4985. ROOM TO RENT SIN GLE lockable room s in Darfield Hostel. Internet, sky TV. $160pw. Please phone 027 479 1431 or 318 3660.


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

SCRAP METAL BEST prices! Amalgamated Scrap Ltd. Buying cars & farm machinery. Specialising in farm clean-ups. Rod McQuoid - buyer. Ph 027 695 0480 or 0800 030 712. 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). SITUATION VACANT


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

Contact Jo 027 286 5808

s Malvern New

Full-time job Coalgate Earthworks Ltd has a position available for an experienced machine operator due to expansion. Experience operating diggers, dozers, graders & trucks. Relevant licences required. We are a family business and take pride in the projects we deliver no matter the size and work with clients to achieve results. Apply to or phone Simon 021 257 3852


CASUAL stock and farm work. EASTERN TRELLIS - All types of eadline: Adver sing D Experienced operator. Full trellis & fence panels. Heavy am teams of dogs. Phone Grant duty framing & trellis. Garden 10 Tuesday Plaisted. Please phone arches. Thick, stronger, 027 459 3506. custom made to any size. Free measure & quote. Quick SITUATION VACANT SITUATION VACANT turn around. Locally owned. Free delivery, conditions apply. Phone 03 384 4770 or PART TIME GARDENER REQUIRED 027 436 0709. • • •

Mowing lawns Weeding General tidying/clean-up

Contact Marcus regarding hours and rates Phone 027 477 3920

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.

WANTED DEAD, damaged or derelict cars, trucks, vans & 4WD’s, including motorbikes. Cash paid. Phone 03 318 0871. OLD motorcycle, going or not Please phone 021 299 0937. UNWANTED or unsaleable sheep & cattle buy. Please phone 027 293 1561. WINDOW CLEANING

COUNTRY TOUCH SERVICES Your very own LOCAL, reliable & experienced

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


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: TRADES





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SEMI retired lady looking for AUTO & Marine Upholsterer - PORTABLE sawmill for all your 2 bedroo m house in 3967 West Coast Rd, Phone timber requirements and Whitecliffs, Coalgate or Glentunnel for long term rental 03 318 7378. Opening Hours: macrocarpa sales. Please from early April. Love Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm, phone Graeme Knowles on gardening and am tidy. Saturday 9am to 12pm. 021 613 229. References available. Phone Sally 027 602 4462.

Brian’s Telelectric Ltd

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.

• • • • •

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


Brian Rowe Registered Electrician Phone: 03 318 1928 Mobile: 027 251 0151 Email:



House & Roof PrePre-Paint Wash

Moss Treating:

Hydro Drain Cleaning Cleans most surfaces: fences, paths, brick, block, wood, concrete & machinery.

roofs, footpaths & driveways.

Free Quotes. Ph Mike Richards 03 318 8380 or 021 179 0584

Registered Drainlayer • • • •

Septic tank installations Blocked drains Sewer & storm water Effluent disposal fields

Ph Craig 03 318 1069 Mob 027 253 5373 Fax 03 318 1059

• Spouting Clean & Repairs • Spider, Fly & Bird Proofs • Chimney Removal & Roof Repairs

Heat pump supply, installa on, servicing & maintenance

 Prompt Service  Effective Results  Work Guaranteed

P: 03 347 2635 / 027 484 7980 E: W:

General household & business electrical work.

Give Nigel a call now for your no obliga on free quote

Ph: 021 387 750


Your LOCAL & reliable tradesman

SATELLITE STAN Installa on of: Big Job or Small I do them all !

Qualified Tradesman Phone 31 83660 or 027 479 1431

• Extra Outlets • Freeview TV • Satellite Dishes • TV Wall Mounts • UHF Aerials

Nigel Bunny

027 279 5427

Authorised Sky Technician



Upholsterer Recover: Lounge Suites Dining Chairs Squabs etc Free Quotes Based in Weedons Ph 03 980 4979

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

Few things are necessary to make the wise man happy while no Mark Jones amount of material wealth would 03 318 1956 sa"sfy a fool. I am not a fool. 027 210 4242 Og Mandino 0800 427 427

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

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

MURRAY DAWSON APPLIANCE SOLUTIONS Reg. Service Technician 027 226 3898

Office 318 8609 | 0274 338 693 |

MALVERN COMPUTERS New Computers • Virus Acer ES1ES1-523 Laptops Removal • Problem • AMD 2.2GHz Upgrades Solving Software Quad core CPU Closed Saturdays • 8gig RAM • 256 SSD Jon Lawrence $965 • DVD-Drive Ph: 03 3183 699 Incl GST • 15.6” screen Mob: 027 688 9103 • Windows 10

• • • •

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

Selwyn Electrical Ltd Your Local Registered Electrician

Contact your LOCAL certifying specialist. Over 30 years experience. Mainland Plumbing & Gas Ltd Ph Glenn: Kirwee Based



318 1676 or 021 184 2448

027 445 0684

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

Bricklaying & Blocklaying Stonework Restoration Work Chimney, Fireplace & Firebacks • Quality Workmanship Guaranteed • • • •

VINCE DALY Ph (03) 318 8020 021 250 6944

Darfield based, working Canterbury wide. All Maintenance, Hot Water Cylinders, Log burners, Spouting, Rainwater Harvest, Wetbacks, Pumps, Alterations (new and existing) Renova"ons, New Houses, Hot Water Cylinders, Kitchens & Bathroom Upgrades, General Maintenance!

Phone Mark

027 869 0026 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

Tiler & Registered Water Proofer

021 732 331

Look me up on

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

Malvern New


eadline: Adver sing D am



A nice old lady on a bus offers the driver some peanuts. He’s happy to take some. He asks her aIer a while why she isn’t having any herself. “Oh, young man,” she says, “they’re too hard on my poor teeth, I couldn’t.” “Why did you buy them at all then?” wonders the driver. “You see, I just love the chocolate they’re covered in!”

Issue 832 Friday 16th March 2018  
Issue 832 Friday 16th March 2018