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Inside this issue: Successful Open Day


Popular Rakaia Salmon Run 2 Darfield Police Report


Helen Webby, Harpist


The Wizard & The Commodore Gabriel Lal - Music Career Began in Darfield Charity Golf Tournament Success For Music Students Daffodil Day

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Success For Skye


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Selwyn Youth MP DRFC Junior Prizegiving


Malvern Hockey


Sports Results


Public No+ces


Dates To Remember






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Piper Benbow is a year nine student at Darfield High school, and was recently selected as a member of the South Island Junior Small Bore Shooting team for the North versus South Island competition. There are competitions throughout the season from March to September with championships from which entrants are given an average on the scores they shoot. “The more you shoot, the better the average,” commented Piper. Each Island has four teams, junior, woman’s, open and veterans. Piper was part of the junior team where she ranked fourth in the South island with an average of 98.0. There are ten people in each team, plus two emergencies. This year the North versus South competition was held in Nelson on August, 18th and 19th. On the Saturday of the competition all teams shot shoulder to shoulder and shot one ten-shot, one twentyshot and then one ten-shot match. The junior side of this competition was won by the

South Island, they beat the North Island 3867.158 to 3853.149. Depending on how well competitors shot in this competition they were eligible for selection to the New Zealand team to compete against Great Britain. Piper was successful in gaining a place on this New Zealand team. The New Zealand - Great Britain competition is a postal shoot and the NZ shoot scores have all been dispatched for comparison and the disclosure of the final results. At this event Piper also received her ‘Pocket’ (Silver Fern) and badges for being a first time New Zealand team member. Small Bore Shooting is conducted with .22 calibre single shot target rifles and is an all year round sport. Both indoor (winter) and outdoor (summer) use the same rifle. Indoor shooting is generally shot at 25 yards with the normal course of fire being either ten or twenty shots, plus sighting shots. Outdoor

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shooting is shot over a distance of fifty metres with the normal course of fire being thirty or sixty shots plus sighting shots.

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Piper receiving her ‘Pocket’ and badges from Bruce Marchant (Target Shooting New Zealand President).

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Although the weather gurus promised a sunshine day, it was reported that this didn’t really eventuate until later. However visitors still came in droves to the Terrace Station’s second spring open day to absorb the beauty of the gardens and woodlands with their primroses and violets, hellebores, dog tooth violets, daffodils and even early trilliums. A warming brazier ensured that those attending enjoyed their picnic around it, and as usual the quiz table, children’s activities and plant stall were hot favourites. Kate Foster of the Terrace Station Charitable Trust was extremely busy all day with her expert advice on how to

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nurture the plants sold and, as usual, there were some very much appreciated give-aways. “The visitors were all so enthusiastic, coming from as far

as Geraldine and Rangiora, as well as Christchurch. Many promised they would be back next month,” one of the event organisers concluded.

The fourth multisport Jackson Holmes Rakaia Salmon Run will take place in October. Each year it attracts more and more entrants becoming not only bigger, but also better. The event is run by Rakaia Lions assisted by volunteers and is a highly successful fundraiser for the service group, with all proceeds going back to the community. The Jackson Holmes Salmon Run is staged around the Rakaia River, riverbed and its surrounding quiet farming countryside in Mid Canterbury and is described as a truly unique experience. The event caters for everyone, competitive, non-competitive. individuals and teams. All the events start and finish at the Rakaia Domain, with staggered times for ease of transition. The multisport nature of the event makes it extremely popular with those training for the Coast to Coast in February. This year sees another event added; a 22km (approximately) mountain bike race in the Rakaia River bed. A new track is being developed which will be

suitable for riders from beginners through to advanced. This makes seven sections in the event with all fitness levels catered for: • Multisport Course - includes a 36km cycle, 1.5km run, 14km kayak and a 11.5km run. • New 22km Mountain Bike Course. • 21km Half Marathon Run. • Long Duathlon - consisting of a 35km cycle and a 14.6km run. • Short Duathlon consisting of a 25km cycle and a 6km run. • Long Run/Walk - 14.2km. • Short Run/Walk - 6km. (The long and short events are designed for people wanting to have a serious go at an event, or tick off a bucket list item.) Look out for the Rakaia Salmon Run car on the road promoting this event, and as a reminder to get entries in. Entry fees are kept to a minimum due to the much appreciated assistance of sponsors.

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The Jackson Holmes Rakaia Salmon Run Car, out and about promoting the event.

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Over recent months there have been two burglaries where offenders have gained access to houses by finding the hidden, spare key. Please upon reading this, re-visit where you keep your house spare key. Leaving your key hidden under the door mat, under a rock at the front door, or inside a gumboot is likely to be an unwise place in this day and age. When away from your home or rural property, take the time to shut and lock the doors and windows. Please keep a vigilant watch out for a white van acting suspiciously, or parked at addresses where it should not be. A white van has been reported in the area of two

recent offences over the past fortnight. Police are aware of some white vans in our community and are monitoring their movements closely. Should you sight a white van in suspicious circumstances note the registration number and if possible take a photo of it on your phone, then report it to Police. The price of fuel is rising frequently at the pumps and we advise farmers to have all fuel bowsers and farm fuel storage well secured and locked up. The use of trail cams and security cameras on farms is also a very effective tool to deter and identify rural burglars. Four wheel drive motor vehicles are targets for thieves

throughout the Canterbury district. Two have been stolen in our area over the last three weeks. Toyota Hilux’s, Toyota Surfs, Toyota Land Cruisers and Nissan Safaris are the common makes stolen. Where possible secure your four wheel drives securely inside a locked garage overnight, doors locked and ignition keys removed. The Rural Crime Prevention booklet guides, which contain a wealth of rural farm security advice, are available at the Darfield Police Station and we encourage farmers to call in and take a copy away with them.

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NEW SEASON FASHION ARRIVING DAILY! Malvern residents have an exciting opportunity to see and hear a concert harp ‘close up’ when Helen Webby, Webby New Zealand and international harpist, now based in Christchurch, performs at the Selwyn Gallery, Darfield on September, 30th. Born in Whangarei, Helen’s passion for the harp began at the age of twelve when her brother Kim, Kim then sixteen, built her a concert harp of New Zealand Red Beech. She studied Concert Harp in Auckland, Holland, and Germany in the late 80s and 90s, and won numerous scholarships in New Zealand and abroad. While based in Germany Helen led a busy career as a chamber and orchestral musician. In 2000 she returned to New Zealand as Principal Harp with the Christchurch Symphony. In 2010 she performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on their tour to Vienna and Germany. Her solo CD ‘Pluck’ is the first recording of NZ harp mu sic. A documentary film about the making of the CD, ‘Harps Make Fine Companions’, has been produced by Otago University. Helen is also keenly interested in performing on the Celtic harp, and collaborated with Scottish guitarist Davy Stuart to record the CD ‘The Golden Strand: Celtic music for harp and guitar’. In 2010 she founded the Christchurch Harp Orchestra, a

group of twenty harpists of all ages who spread the magic of the harp far and wide. The opening half of the concert will be performed on the concert harp, while the second half will feature a number of big and small harps. As part of the programme Helen will speak about the harps, and will invite

questions at the conclusion when refreshments will also be served. Learn more about Helen Webby at There is limited seating for this concert at the Selwyn Gallery.

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A film night will take place at the Darfield Recreation and Comm un ity C ent re on Saturday, September 15th. After a number of years filming a ‘Real life Adventure’ on the Chatham Islands, film maker Samuel Miller is preparing to premiere his fascinating documentary ‘Chathams Islands - the Wizard and the Commodore’. The film, which explores the culture and history of the Islands, features a trip to Chatham and Pitt Islands by the Wizard of New Zealand on his journey to meet with the

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with scenes in the huge seas out there. Local ship captains told me however that seas of this intensity were normal for them, and the rolls weren't bad, just a normal day’s work! However a day spent hauling crays around the 44's, the Star Keyes, Maungere, the Castle and the Pyramid is far from what's normal for me, or many on the mainland,” Sam added. He enjoyed his experience filming out on the Chatham’s Rise, and made friends for life. “You won't find a more hardy, but more generous people than the Chatham’s crew, and I loved every minute,” he said. “It was a privilege to get into the lifestyle and live in the place and it's the real New Zealand that we all grew up with. It has a message for modern New Zealand.” Check out for further details of the Darfield event.

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Gabriel Lal of Invercargill, is a seventeen year old, singersongwriter who is definitely going from strength to strength with his musical career. Gabriel will open for one of New Zealand’s biggest talents, Stan Walker in October, when he appears in Invercargill. Gabriel is also a support act for ‘The Sons of Zion,’ in Dunedin, this month. He commented that he’s ecstatic and over the moon to be able to open for Stan Walker and feels this could ‘open a lot of doors’, for his music career. Gabriel was tutored in piano in Darfield at the Malvern School of Music in 2012 and 2013 with teacher Adele Langlands. Langlands His two brothers also attended music lessons with the Malvern School of Music. “I remember him being naturally talented musically and having a confident and positive personality,” Adele said. “Gabriel was only twelve when he first started so he was

keener to spend time on Minecraft than practicing the piano,” Adele laughed. “I remember teaching him a pop song he was keen on and him singing along and I just had to tell him he had great voice,” Adele added. Gabriel and his family left the Darfield area in 2014. Gabriel only got back into music (piano and singing) again a couple of years ago. He is a current student at Verdon College in Southland and is really excited to be playing his music for Invercargill. Gabriel won the Southland Smokefree Best Vocals Award at the Smokefreerockquest with his ballad-style song, as well as the Solo-Duo Award and came very, very close to winning the New Zealand wide People’s Choice award also. “The support I gained in this was amazing and I’m so grateful to the people of Southland who were behind me with voting,” Gabriel said.

Gabriel Lal at the Smokefreerockquest.

At the end of September the team from Property Brokers Real Estate will host a fun Golf Tournament to raise funds for, St John Ambulance Malvern at the Hororata Golf Club in Glentunnel. The Willows Café, now located at the Course, will provide a delicious afternoon tea after the match for each player. At the same time an Auction will take place, with some fantastic products going under the hammer. Great prizes and raffles will also be on offer. With Property Brokers now

having Branches in Rolleston, Leeston, and Darfield, the team thought it would be a great opportunity to join with clients, family, friends, and locals for a fun filled afternoon. The day will start with a meet and greet plus refreshments, followed by a shotgun start. Places for teams to enter are still available, making it a great opportunity to dust off the clubs, get some mates together, register a team, and be part of supporting a wonderful cause.

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On August 25th, four piano student and even commented presented it,” Cecilia concluded students from the Malvern he could see his name on one with a smile. School of Music participated in of the Vocal trophies as he music competitions run by the Ashburton Society of Performing Arts Inc. Aiko Sakurai, a senior student at Darfield High School, found it a wonderful opportunity to perform pieces she has worked on for Level 2 NCEA Music. Maggie McConnochie, McConnochie Finnian Smalley and Molly Breward are current and former students respectively of West Melton School. As well as piano, Maggie played two pieces on the ‘goose’ which Aiko, standing by the grand piano she had just played. is played prior to moving onto the bagpipes and Finnian played clarinet in two instrumental classes. Between the four they received commended, three very highly commendeds, a second place and two firsts. Molly also received the Ashburton Music Teachers’ Trophy for Piano Solo Novice class 12 and Under 14 Years. As well as plenty of practice, Molly, Cecilia Pascoe (teacher), Maggie and Finnian at the other skills are developed when Ashburton Events’ Centre. preparing for such musical events and they had to confidently announce their pieces to the adjudicator and audience. “It was great to see them have a ‘performer's buzz’ after they finished playing,” piano teacher Cecilia Pascoe commented. “We enjoyed the encouragement and friendliness shown by the other performers and teachers too,” Cecilia added. “The adjudicator was a former Ashburton College

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Hamish Macdonald had only really intended to dip his toes in the water, but the Canterbury motorcycle ace from West Melton has instead made enormous waves right across Europe. He's rapidly shown he's no minnow after all and it's perhaps now more accurate to describe him as a big fish on the world scene. The nineteen year-old arrived in Europe at the start of the 2018 F I M E n d u ro G P W o r l d Championship season with the idea that he would simply see where he was at with his enduro riding! A leading competitor at the top of the New Zealand national enduro scene, Hamish had already proven himself as an accomplished rider, but the step up from domestic to GP-level racing is a huge one indeed, or so most people would think. “Spain was a big learning curve," Hamish said. "It wasn’t what I expected, certainly not like a normal enduro back home," he added. At the April double-header rounds one and two of the F I M E n d u ro G P W o r l d Championships in Spain, Hamish put his 125cc Sherco bike near the front in the Youth Cup 125 Class, finishing runner-up in the GP event's preliminaries, the prologue stage. He then went on to finish the weekend third overall and his international enduro career was up and running. Encouraged by his form, a decision was made that he push on with the world series and he prepared to tackle June’s double-header rounds three and four in Estonia. He managed a podium finish on

day two of the event (second) and finished that weekend fourth overall. "Estonia was awesome. I struggled a lot on the first day, with some big mistakes, but I knew my speed was there and it showed on the second day," Hamish commented. At round five in Italy, also in June, Hamish was forced to battle with injury after a crash and he settled for sixth overall, but at least he was able to remain in touch with the championship leaders. Then came double header rounds six and seven at Edolo in Italy on September, 1st and 2nd. Hamish really stood out here and won both days outright, his 1-1 score-card easily ensuring he would claim the No.1 step on the podium at that event, the first time since Tauranga's Stefan Merriman in 2008 that a New Zealand rider has topped the world enduro scene.

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The slick and slippery conditions at Edolo played right into Hamish's hands and he commented that it was, "just like home". The next two rounds (eight and nine) are set for Méthamis, in France, on September, 22nd and 23rd, with the final race venue at Ruderdorf, in Germany, from October, 12-14. Hamish is expected to return to New Zealand in October and is currently second overall in the Youth Cup series standings and just six points behind Chile's Ruy Barbosa, Barbosa with the three worst scores of each rider still to be dropped in the final Youth Cup calculations. So, by the middle of next month, the Kiwi hero could be world champion... at his first attempt no less! Hamish appreciates the support of his many sponsors, who along with the News, wish him every success in the final rounds.

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It’s been a busy few weeks at West Melton School with a variety of happenings taking place. On August 21st the School’s talented band, ‘Chicken Playground’, had a great night at Bandquest which took place at St Margaret’s College in Christchurch. Isla, Isla who played electric guitar received the ‘Killer Guitarist’ award. The School and the Band send a huge thanks to Dave Morris the music teacher. Dave has put a lot of time and energy into the Band and they also thank those parents who assisted as well. Students who attended the

Bandquest night all reportedly had a fantastic time. This term West Melton School have been lucky to have had sessions with New Zealand Rugby’s ’Females Coaching Females in Schools’. Coaches from the Canterbury Women’s Rugby team, Dianna Hiini and Grace Brooker came to the School on Thursday lunchtimes. Sessions consisted of learning to catch, passing, fun games, quick tips and some very basic tackle techniques. West Melton Mānuka learners have been studying the effect of litter on the environment. This group made posters which are

displayed around both the School and the community to help educate others about the importance of not littering. Other learners created iMovie videos which they shared with various School learning communities to encourage students to not drop litter, pick up litter and to have a litter free lunch box. A student group is off to Publica (Publica is a multidisciplinary Christchurch design agency and creator of apps) to share their learning and put forward a proposal for a gaming app that would encourage people to reduce litter.

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China’s changing demographics have driven a surge in popularity for Western foods. The 20kg blocks of cream cheese under production at Darfield’s new Fonterra cream cheese plant will meet growing demand for bakery goods, like cheese cakes and cheese tarts. Fonterra’s new cream cheese plant in Darfield has started production and is set to manufacture up to 24,000 metric tonnes of cream cheese annually, bound for China. The $150 million state of the art factory was constructed in a year. Susan Cassidy, Cassidy General Manager Marketing, Global Foodservice, Fonterra, said growth in China’s middle class, rapid urbanisation and changing consumer tastes have contributed to explosive growth in the number of consumers wanting New Zealand dairy products.

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The Darfield Fonterra plant’s new cream cheese division is now producing and providing thirty new jobs. “People in China want natural dairy products they can trust, in their baked goods. That’s great for Fonterra and New Zealand,” she said. Robert Spurway, Spurway Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations, Fonterra, said the new plant is an important part of the Co-op’s strategy to keep up the momentum of producing more value-added products for its

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Consumer and Foodservice business. “Today, one in four litres of milk from New Zealand is sold to China - that’s the equivalent of 3.4 billion litres a year. Our focus is on creating the highest return from each of those litres. “The new plant will enable us to convert more milk to high value cream cheese, which is in popular demand. We’re really proud of our technology which alters the firmness and consistency of cream cheese acc or d in g to c u st o m er preference. It’s a technology first and a huge competitive advantage,” Robert added. Darfield’s Acting Site Operations Manager Shane Taylor commented that the thirty new employees hired to operate the cream cheese plant had been looking forward to the site opening for the last six months. “Most of the team have learnt everything from scratch. They’ve gone from classroom to practice to real life commissioning of the site. If the plant was a ship, they would have been the crew preparing for its maiden voyage and a long life on the ocean,” Shane concluded.

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To the Editors: As a resident of Whitecliffs I have to say how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful, quiet village, night sky full of stars, but that was before Bathurst Mining arrived and destroyed it all. They are now stripping and mining till the early hours of the morning with the sounds of tracks clanking, reversing warning devices and the roaring of motors reverberating through the village and our night sky is polluted with their floodlights. It is now no longer possible to sleep with the window open due to the noise. They are of course supplying coal to feed Fonterra’s insatiable thirst for fuel who are, despite the good clean image they try to project, the country’s biggest producer of greenhouse gas and that is not

including the toxic ash byproduct. When Bathurst Mining applied for the right to mine I never saw anything saying they were going to mine around the clock. Selwyn Council should hang their heads in shame for allowing this kind of all night mining to happen next to our village and I would like to know what they intend doing about it. I would be interested in knowing if ECan know of this. The residents of Glentunnel should also be concerned as the mine is heading in their direction and won’t be long before Bathurst Mining are in your back yard.

Andrew Horsburgh, Whitecliffs. To the Editors: In response to Mr Dennis’ letter about Almond Park. Selwyn District Council is currently doing a district-wide review of its playgrounds to ensure that equipment meets the New Zealand Standard Playground Equipment and Surfacing safety standards (NZS 5828:2015). In terms of Almond Park, we removed three older items (which were about fifty - sixty years old), one of which was replaced with a new swing set. The

playground surface was also upgraded to meet national safety standards. As there are now seven other playgrounds in Darfield for the community to enjoy, we have reduced the Almond Park playground footprint to help provide more greenspace for future uses of the Park which are yet to be determined by the community.

Jonathan Crawford. Council Reserves Operations Manager. To the Editors: We would like to express our sincere thanks to everybody; family, friends, customers and visitors who travelled from near and far, to support us. The reopening day at the Darfield Eco Garden Centre was a great success because of you all. This includes the team behind the scenes too - Noelene Tate who did the blessing; John Grennell for his singing; Rosalie Snoyink showing us the photoalbums which created a reunion style atmosphere, and especially our dear family friends - Debbie, Lesley and Kym taking charge of the lovely sandwiches, muffins and lamingtons. You are all awesome! The opening saw friends chatting with friends they may not have seen for a while and Yerane and Manaia mastered the art of facepainting extremely well. The bubbles in the two fountains gave a lot of joy and we can’t thank everyone enough for their heart-warming compliments. We want to create a nice, friendly place to shop for your garden supplies, a v oi di ng t r a v e l l i n g t o Christchurch or Rolleston wherever possible. All in all it was a great day cold but warmed up by all you lovely people.

Jane Vaissaire and Rex Verity Darfield Eco Garden Centre

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The Christchurch Primary Schools Cultural Festival was held from Monday, September 3rd to Friday, September 7th at the Horncastle Arena in Canterbury. This is an annual Canterbury wide festival featuring a showcase of Multicultural Performances, Visual Art Exhibition and Wearable Art Pageants. Featured in this extravaganza were traditional and contemporary performances from around seventy of Christchurch’s Primary and Intermediate Schools, representing over ten different nationalities. The Cultural Festival is a unique opportunity to experience an authentic, vibrant celebration of the many different cultures in Aotearoa. Darfield and West Melton Primary School both had groups attend this festival on different nights. Alongside: Darfield Primary School’s group performing at the Cultural Festival.

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HEDGE TRIMMING Skye a local student from West Melton School attended the New Zealand Women’s and Veteran’s Motocross Championships in Timaru on September, 1st and 2nd. She was the youngest competitor in the 8-12 year old age group riding her new Yamaha 85cc. It was commented that her starts were on point with four out of five hole-shots and although she did have a couple of falls, she was determined and quickly got up which saw her take out #2NZ. It was reported to be a fantastic weekend all round and the children even got to meet an all time legend; motor-crosser, Carey Hart. This is an annual event which features many riders who, despite their veteran status, still rate among the sport’s elite, while the female side of the sport that shares the race programme is more of a hotbed for rising stars. The event saw some great racing over the two days for elite females, in both the junior and senior grade and intense racing also for the country’s top male riders aged over thirty years. Above Skye with her trophy.

Selwyn MP Amy Adams has announced that she is looking for an enthusiastic and civicminded young person to represent Selwyn as the region’s Youth MP for 2019. “Youth Parliament is held once every parliamentary term and is a significant opportunity for young New Zealanders to share their views and the views of their peers with the country’s decision-makers,” Amy said. “I want to hear from young people who are willing to get out and engage with other young people in their community to gather their views and represent them in Parliament,” Amy said. Applicants need to live in the

Selwyn electorate and be 16 18 years of age (inclusive) as at October 19th, 2018. Successful applicants must be available to attend Youth Parliament on July 16th and 17th 2019 and commit to the Youth MP tenure which runs from March 1st to August 21st 2019. Interested applicants who live in Selwyn, but do not attend a local high school should contact Amy Adams’ Selwyn electorate office as soon as possible. Applications close on September 17th. The final selection of the Youth MP will occur during the evening of Thursday, October 4th.

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Darfield Rugby Club held their 2018 Junior Prize Giving on Sunday, September 9th at the Darfield Rugby Grounds. This was a fun filled prize giving, with rugby-golf being a highlight. • Female Cup - Most Improved: Maia Daly • Female Cup - Most Valuable: Rachel McKenzie • Under 6 Blue Sportsmanship Lilliana Roberts • Under 6 Red Sportsmanship Ryan Gilbertson • Under 7 Red Sportsmanship: Abbi Moore • Under 8 Most Improved: Jack Daly • Under 8 Most Promising: Robbie Stewart • Under 8 Players’ Choice: Johnny Barnard • Under 9 Player of Year: Harriet Collins • Under 9 Most Conscientious: Maia Daly • Under 9 Most Improved: Swaide Williams • Under 10 Most Promising: Luke Dunshea • Under 10 Most Improved: Ciaran Copping • Under10 Most Conscientious: Liam Page • Under 10 Players’ Choice: Luke Dunshea & Liam Page • Under 11 Most Promising: Etienne Bourhill • Under 11 Most Improved: Jake Sarginson • Under11 Most Conscientious: Caleb Allan • Under 13 Most Promising: Louis Ridgen & Cole Atutolu • Under 13 Most Improved: Jeremy Bourhill • Under13 Most Conscientious: Brayden Barnhill.

Abbi Moore, won the Sportsmanship Award, for the Under 7 red team.

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Malvern Hockey have concluded a very busy season with five teams playing in various divisions. It was reported that there was some great team work, many skills were learnt throughout the season and there’s lots of enthusiasm for the next one. • The Mini Sticks hockey group met on a Wednesday afternoon during Term 2, at the local Darfield High School turf. In their one hour session the group, consisting of approximately fifteen 5-7 year olds, took part in learning basic skills including trapping and hitting, dribbling and passing. The sessions were instructed by local Amy Truscott who has considerable experience in playing at all levels of hockey and was a huge asset to the team. “I thoroughly enjoyed teaching this great bunch of children,” Amy commented. “There are many talented up and coming little players,” she added. • The Malvern Minions were

year 6 and 7 players who played in the Kwik Sticks six aside boys’ competition and were placed sixth. The six aside team games were played at Nunweek Park on half of a full artificial turf on Saturday mornings. The team trained every Wednesday after school at Darfield High School. They were coached by Kim Thomas and assistant coach Hamish Wright. A great team full of diverse players gave their all throughout the season growing skills and commitment with each game. They all kept their heads held high while playing some challenging games. What a great year the Malvern Magics, consisting of Years 4 - 6, have had. They started the year off unsure how many players they would have, however they ended up with ten. Being six aside, this meant four subs each week. No easy task to ensure everyone got some good game time. The girls, some of whom had not played a lot of

Malvern Magics. Back (L-R): Hannah Molloy, Jemma de Burger, Amber Pankhurst, Coach Leah Hamilton-Cross, Carys Rugg, Soraya Earl. Front (L-R): Gemma Pankhurst, Molly Turner, Greer Williams, Zoe Truscott. Seated: Maia Townsend.

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hockey, soon showed strengths which made it easier to put them into permanent positions. They improved so much during the season that next year they will be a team to watch out for! Malvern men was made up of a diverse group of players ranging from high school students to masters’ players. They play on a full size turf for two 35 minute halves. They enjoyed a good season, learning from all the teams they played, and worked hard at every opportunity that presented itself. They are hoping that next year will see them attract some younger players enabling them to field a competitive team able to move up the grades. The women’s team consisted of a core group of returning players with the addition of new players joining. Ranging in age from eighteen through to mid fifties, the team played in the Christchurch Mid Week Open Competition. This was divided into two divisions of eighteen teams in total. The team was placed in the top division. It was a competitive group with some fantastic hard won games and fairly even playing ability across all teams. The team was lucky to have player/coach Jane Jenkins on board again this year and the great coaching and team talks were always appreciated. Jane was selected and played for NZ Women's Masters 55 Team this year and travelled to Spain to play. The Malvern women's team placed fifth at the end of the season and are hoping to come back next year with a great team and finish in the top four.

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Results 6th September 2018 Match of the Day: Irish Stableford 1st: J Pottinger & P Woods 2nd: B Thompson & S McDonald 3rd: L Scott & M Robertson 4th: J Frahm & P Rivers

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Results 8th September 2018 Match of the Day: Stableford 1st: M Scott 45 2nd: I Bourke 42 3rd: A Hayward 41 4th: B Nahkies & Bevan Souness 39 6th: J Benn 37 7th: K Adams 36 8th: T Kennett, J Lewis, M Gall, T Doyle D Rutter, D Lewis 35 Nearest to the Pins: Pins: #3: I Bourke #9: M Parrington #13: I Bourke #17: D Lewis Longest Drive #11: #11 Women: Women J Johnson Men: M Scott Longest Putt #18 - Sponsored by Darfield Tyre Centre: Centre C Davidson Two’s: Two’s D Lewis, M Scott, D Gibbons, G Hawker, J Shipley, I Bourke x 2 9 Hole Stableford: Stableford 1st: B Green - countb from T Kikstra 20 3rd: B May 15

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Results 7th September 2018 Match of the Day : 12 Hole Stableford Men: 1st: G Marsh & S Prendergast 29 3rd: T Thorne 28 4th: A Burrows & A Sime 27 6th: P Knight & C Bishop 26 Ladies: 1st: C Thorne 20 Ladies 2nd: M Wright 19 3rd: M Morten 18 Closest to the Pins: Pins #2in2: J Morten & M Wright #6: S Prendergast & M Wright #11: M Wright Results 8th September 2018 Match of the Day : 18 Hole Stableford Best Gross: 74 Gross A Fouchee Best Nett: P Cardosi 64 Nett 18 Hole Stableford: Stableford 1st: P Cardosi 43 2nd: J Morten & E Woodward 41 4th: A Sime 40 5th: D McCaughan & J Reardon 39 7th: T Chapman & M Inch 37 9th: J Wilson & L Oliver 34 Closest to Pins: #2in2: A Sime Pins #6: G Woolf #11: A Kenworthy #14: T Edwards #17: P Cardosi





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Open 10:00am Sun 16th Sept Sheffield Bowling Club House, Sheffield All Welcome

New class starting: 26 September! Suitable for beginners, people that have had a break, surgery or those that have just missed some classes. Dancing is going well for classes that started in May. Join us for great company, some fun and exercise. ALL AGES WELCOME!

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OPENING DAY All Welcome! Come along & have a hit - free BBQ Saturday 22nd September

(29th if wet) 10am Juniors & 1pm Seniors

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Kirwee Tennis Club Open Day (J 10am, S 1pm) Kirwee Tennis Courts Trailride Flagpole - Suzuki Trails Whitecliffs Road She Loves Golf! Waimakariri Golf Club Sheffield Bowling Clubhouse Café Hope Sheffield Free Book Exchange Sheffield Hall Malvern School of Music Annual Concert Darfield High School Hall Malvern News AdverCsing Deadline for 21st September Issue Windwhistle School Library Windwhistle District Society AGM Darfield Artweek entries close today 1:00pm AdverCsing Deadline for Baling & HarvesCng Pull-Out Guide 7:30pm Quiz & Auc+on Night (Sheffield School Fundraiser) Tawera Hall, Springfield Canterbury Na+ve Plan+ng Day Hororata & Springfield Darfield Tennis Club Opening Day (J 10am, S 1pm) Darfield Tennis Club 1:00pm Courtenay Tennis Club Open Day 1:30pm Darfield Bowling Club Opening Day Almond Park, Clinton St 1:30pm Coalgate Bowling Club Open Day Coalgate Bowling Club 7:00pm Casino Night (Kirwee Model School Fundraiser) Kirwee Community Hall 11:00am Darfield Cricket Club Open Day Darfield Rec Centre 4:30pm Malvern Community Board Mee+ng Darfield Library 7:30pm Darfield Genealogy & Local History Group AGM Darfield Library Sheffield/Springfield Toy Library Session Sheffield Community Hall Darfield line Dancers NEW CLASS star+ng today 10:00am Rolleston News AdverCsing Deadline for 3rd October Issue 12:00pm Property Brokers Charity Golf Tournament Hororata Golf Club Malvern Anglican Parish Country Fair & CraT Day Trinity Church, Darfield Sheffield Tennis Club Opening Day Sheffield Tennis Club 4:00pm Helen Webby - Harpist Selwyn Gallery Darfield Artweek 2018 Darfield Rec Centre 5:30pm Kirwee Bowling Club Social Bowls Nights start today Kirwee Bowling Club Darfield ITM & Darfield RFC Fishing Benmore Rakaia Salmon Run Courtenay A&P Show is today! Kirwee Show Grounds Methven Summer School 9:30am 10:00am 10:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm 10:00am 7:30pm

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OPEN DAY Saturday 22nd September 1:30pm at the Coalgate Bowling Club

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Saturday 22 September - 1:30pm New bowlers most welcome! Members - Plate & Whites Enquiries to Robert Ireland 318 8649

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Mixed Arable Position Seasonal SPRINGFIELD SERVICE CENTRE We are looking for a full time Customer Service person to work in our modern Service Centre. You will need to be hard working and reliable. Be able to work in a cheerful manner at all times and within a small team. Retail experience an advantage but in house training will be provided. This is a seven day business so some weekend work will be required.

For more information please call Sue on 027 501 5774 or email or call in to Store and pick up application pack.

Belmont Farm is looking for a keen employee to assist in the day to day operations of the mixed arable farm. Duties may include, but not limited to, cultivation, seeding, spreading, spray, stock work, irrigation and harvest. Due to the wide variety of work done in house the role can be adapted to the skills and interests of the successful applicant. To apply you must have: • A keen interest in the farming industry • Ability to think for yourself • A positive attitude • Ability to work within a team • A good work ethic • Current driver’s licence • NZ residency/NZ work visa. An advantage but not essential: • Previous farming/contracting experience • HT licences • Experience in repairing & maintaining equipment. For further info or to apply contact Tom via email

Greenhouse Technician We are a small team providing support for a wide variety of greenhouses to the commercial greenhouse industry, greenhouses for home gardeners including other structures such as swimming pool covers, animal shelters and storage facilities. This is a full-time permanent opportunity based in Izone at Rolleston with travel around the South Island, an opportunity to either start your career or develop on your existing skills. About the role: A Greenhouse Technician will ensure the structural assembly of our products and perform any maintenance and repair work necessary. The role will involve working from heights, so the use of scaffolding and ladders will not be foreign to you. Health & Safety is key in our environment and this will follow through in ensuring the safe and quality build and maintenance of our products. The benefits: You will pickup some great skills along the way, learning new construction techniques, improving your knowledge of power tools, gain further certifications & licence for EWP and First Aid training. Not only will your job take you around the South Island, there is plenty of scope to progress within the business for the right person. You will need: Ideally you will have a basic understanding of construction techniques and tools. • Experience as a Hammer Hand/Skilled Labourer will be essential for this role. • Strong Communication skills • A Team Player • Reliable & Self-motivated, with the ability to work unsupervised • A good knowledge & understanding of modern maintenance practices and safe working procedures. • A current & clean driver’s licence If you are interested in working with a great team and developing your skills, then please reply with a cover letter and résumé to: or call Darren on 0800 212 934. To be eligible for this position you must be a NZ resident and/or legally able to work on a permanent basis without any restrictions.



FORD ZEPHYR: 1952 - 1962

WANTED TO PURCHASE! Willing to look at what you have - rough, damaged or unwanted! Phone Eddie 021 227 3998



WANTED AMMUNITION and reloading equipment. Powder projectiles, presses etc. Any calibre rifle / shotgun. Anything hunting related. Cash buyer. Contact Rob 03 342 5885. WANTED TO RENT COTTAGE - rural. Between Darfield and West Melton. Please text 027 568 2248. DUE to dairy conversion. A mature, reliable, working woman with small pets, needs a long term home with large garage/sheds for crafts. Phone Kris 021 141 7326. HOUSE and land package. 1 or more bedroom. Preferably 4 hectares or larger. Phone 027 295 9833. WINDOW REPAIRS

Specializing in:


From 1985 onwards.

Ph 022 409 8432

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

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





MAIZE GROWERS 18/19 SEASON For further info contact:

Martin Bruce 027 432 6658 or Lyndsay Thian 027 432 2053


Bodie Seymour

022 418 5297

Canterbury Maize Ltd

Qualified, Professional, Female Painter WINDOW CLEANING

6 plus years experience

COUNTRY TOUCH SERVICES Your very own LOCAL, reliable & experienced


Window Cleaner

Quality job guaranteed!

Satisfaction Guaranteed! Phone or text Wilf Lock on 022 044 0654 or 03 347 8226 (A/H)

Contact 021 083 58603

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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.

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HOME REPAIRS General Maintenance, Home Improvements, Alterations, Re-lining, Weatherboard Replacements, Fences & Decks

House & Roof Pre--Paint Wash Pre

Murray Thomas

Hydro Drain Cleaning

Ph: 027 809 4929 | E:

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

VEHICLE FOR SALE FORD Falcon XR8 Ute 2000 AUii. 199,000kms, auto, factory alloy wheels etc. Galaxy blue. Tidy. Reg & new 1 year WOF. $9,500. Phone/ text 021 045 8352.

Septic Tank Installers • Digger Hire • Truck Hire

Phone Jeff: 027 430 3109 Email:

TRADES NEW kitchens, wardrobes, laundries or what ever you need! Remodelled or just new doors. Good advice, good price. Ring Lex 03 349 0150 or 027 439 3926. PORTABLE sawmill for all your timber requirements and macrocarpa sales. Please phone Graeme Knowles on 021 613 229.

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Interior Plaster Contact us today! Maintenance Evere4 Sullivan Renova-ons & New Homes Ph: 021 022 13500 Locally Owned & Operated 15 years Experience E:

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

Heat pump supply, installaCon, servicing & maintenance General household & business electrical work.

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

Ph: 021 387 750 COMPUTER


Your LOCAL & reliable tradesman 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!

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward. - Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

Mark Jones 03 318 1956 027 210 4242

0800 427 427

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Daily On Site Sales & Servicing Authorised Service Agent for Most Brands since 1996! • Washing • Ovens Machines • Cooktops • Dryers • Washing Machine Hire from $8 p.w. • Dishwashers

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

Reg. Service Technician

Office 318 8609 | 0274 338 693 |


New Computers • Virus Laptops Removal • Problem Upgrades Solving Software

Closed Saturdays

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

Acer A315--21 A315 •

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david wilkinson registered electrician phone 03 318 1231

AMD 2.5GHz Quad core CPU 8gig RAM $995 Incl GST 250 SSD 15.6” screen

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


027 445 0684

ROB KELLOCK 318 1676 or 021 184 2448

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

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VINCE DALY Ph (03) 318 8020 021 250 6944

021 732 331

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 Look me up on

or phone 03 318 1973 or 027 421 1637 e:

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

An editor, a photographer, and a journalist are covering a poli+cal conven+on in Miami. They decide to walk up and down the beach during their lunch hour. Halfway up the beach, they stumbled upon a lamp. As they rub the lamp a genie appears and says "Normally I would grant you three wishes, but since there are three of you, I will grant you each one wish." The photographer went first. "I would like to spend the rest of my life living in a huge house in St. Thomas with no money worries." The genie granted him his wish and sent him off to St. Thomas. The journalist went next. "I would like to spend the rest of my life living on a huge yacht cruising the Mediterranean with no money worries." The genie granted him his wish and sent him off to the Mediterranean. Last, but not least, it was the editor's turn. "And what would your wish be?" asked the genie. "I want them both back aTer lunch" replied the editor, "the deadline for tomorrow's newspaper is in about ten hours."

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Issue 858 - Friday 14th September 2018