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Inside this issue: More Beauty Column


Darfield Hosts SI Waterways Compe,,on


Go Hororata Commi2ee


Le2er To The Editor


Darfield Preschool News


Motoring With Macca


Simon Earl Takes on The Pioneer cont...


Bridge To Bridge Bike Race 7 Gold Medal Performance 8 for Nathan Carter Computer Corner


Spiderban Pest Info


Musicians Share Their Talent


Cantas,c Tree Coalgate Christmas Party Malvern Athle,cs Triathlon At Pegasus Arthur’s Pass Sta,on Summer In Selwyn Sports Results Public No,ces Dates To Remember Classifieds Trades Email Column

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ISSUE 870 Friday 7th December 2018

By Lucinda Jarvis. day is where life-long friends Local Simon Earl and team mate Greg Thompson tackled the third edition of The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race through New Zealand’s Southern Alps held from November 25th-30th 2018. This event has proven to be a true pioneering race. Those competing got to see some of New Zealand’s stunning scenery through pristine high country also they got to experience the brutal nature of this challenging ev e nt. Bo th loc a l a nd international mountain bikers tackled the six-stage race in teams consisting of two competitors, the riders must stay no more than two minutes apart from each other for the entire race. This competition pushes competitors to their absolute limits and then beyond to discover new limits for themselves and their teammate. The social lounge in camp every

are made, while memories are made out along each stage of the race. Simon and Greg were very excited to be part of this competition and they could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air on registration morning. The first day (21km 1,100 metre vertical) saw competitors start and finish at Coronet Ski Field base. Simon and Greg were very pleased how this stage went considering the masses of mud down Rude Rock which is a legendary down hill trail. The next stage (69km 2,200 metre vertical) had the teams circumnavigate through Ben Lomond Station, this stage of the course was very challenging and went around the Queenstown Gondola mountain.

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Simon very proud of his efforts over the different stages of racing, feeling ecstatic to have finished.

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Body washes, moisturiser, body bu2ers; they are all part of our daily rou,nes and some of the biggest selling products in our consumer markets, but what are we using on our bodies ingredients wise and if we are looking for a more chemical-free op,on what should we be looking to avoid? Washes: Sodium lauryl sulphate is a chemical to create the foam in washes, however it has been linked to skin irrita,on and there has been some evidence to link it to serious health issues. Try looking for sodium laureth sulphate which is far more gentle; or a product that uses an alterna,ve altogether. Moisturisers, bu7ers, lo8ons: If It o=en feels like you’re applying, reapplying and repea,ng, with not a lot of joy, you may want to look at the types of oils in your products. Cheap carrier oils, or oils of low quality, can give these frustra,ng results. Instead look for oils that are cold pressed which retains the integrity and molecular structure of the oil. As a result the oil remains as nature designed it. Low molecular weight oils like jojoba, coconut and macadamia oils enable them to be readily accepted into the skin and drawn into the deeper layers of the dermis, passing with ease through the cell membranes to nourish each skin cell. Using a quality product will also mean you will use less product in the long run; saving you ,me and money.

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On January 19th, Darfield Volunteer Fire Brigade will host the South Island Waterway competition at the Darfield Recreation Reserve. The Waterway Season is made up of four regional, or two Island

events, annually, and one additional national event held biennially. This competition, run by the United Fire Brigades Association (UFBA), was first introduced in 1885; and provides a wonderful opportunity for spectators to watch Brigade members go through their paces. The competition is open to any firefighter and consists of two and four person teams who compete in a range of hose running and pump operating

tests in a fun and competitive environment. Along with skill, dexterity and fitness one of the more important aims of the competition is also to improve these firefighting skills. Described as being fast paced and exciting to watch, it’s right on the doorstep for locals to head along and support their team. Teams are comprised of a maximum of five persons for a four person team and three persons for a two person team and no person can compete in both two and four person sections at the same UFBA funded challenge. Teams must compete in all relevant events and comply with uniform requirements, including helmets, during each event. Teams can be eligible to enter a composite team providing that team members are all from the same Province - in the past Darfield have been part of a ‘Rangfield’ team - Rangiora and Darfield. Darfield Brigade organisers are planning to attract food and coffee providers to the event, making for a fun-filled, actionpacked, spectator day for all!

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Members of the Go Hororata Committee visit other centres to research what is required at their new facility. The Go Hororata Committee includes representatives from the Hororata - Reserve Committee, Citizens’ Committee, Tennis Club, Scouts, Rifle Club, Playcentre, Parish, Primary School and Community Trust. The committee is chaired by Dave Sligh and has just invited expressions of interest from community members and businesses for the new Hororata Community Centre. This progressive collective committee formed from the nine community groups, along with elected members of the public, is currently working towards developing a conceptual plan for the new Community Centre. “Now the Hororata Community Centre has been approved by the Council in the Selwyn tenyear plan we are keen to progress the project. It is important we continue the momentum our community has at the moment by progressing to conceptual plans thanks to funding from the Hororata Community Trust,” Dave explained. “There are many examples of successful partnerships between commercial business

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To the Editors: As a registered patient of the Darfield Medical Centre I’m disappointed to hear that they won’t be signing up to the new lowered fees for Community Services Card holders. These came into operation on December 1st, but individual Medical Centres can opt in, or out, of the lowered charging initiative. Maybe the Government should have made it mandatory and also maybe if enough pressure was brought to bear, our local Medical Centre would reconsider their stance on not signing up. As a patient who often requires frequent appointments and one who is on a low, fixed income - the current situation with our local Medical Centre just isn’t acceptable.

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Monday at Darfield Preschool few more tyres into the play physical activity and develop saw some of the strongest four area from the back paddock. creativity,” said a Darfield year olds assist with rolling a “These are great to increase Pre school and Nur se ry spokesperson. “The boys who undertook the task decided that the tyres were pretty dirty and needed a wash, so they rolled them over to the hose. As was expected the hose washed the tyres down, but also turned the surrounding dirt into mud!” While this scenario could easily be classified as a parent’s worst nightmare, one of the Preschool teachers suggested a mud bath! “It wasn’t too long before there were lots of children joining in the mud bath and having lots of fun,” it was reported. “Messy play encourages so much; such as social skills, turn taking, tactile experiences, Kaiako Abby endures a coating of mud with creativeness, and of course Pippa Thwaites, Jack Faulkner and Dixie Deans. excitement. We all had so much fun covering ourselves in mud, even the teachers and it was • Qualified, dedicated staff great hearing the children share • Excellent child: teacher their afternoon adventures with ratio their parents when they headed A place for children to home.” learn & have fun, in a safe & inspiring rural environment. Where children are nurtured, families are valued & life-long learning is encouraged.

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Noah Lenssen well and truly got into the mud-bath spirit!

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Contact Janelle & Macca for all your motoring requirements!

HUMS, BONKS WHISTLES & DRIPS We have had a few random easy fixes lately. A customer called and complained of an intermittent loud ‘HUMMMMM’ from their car. Murphy’s Law states, “when you take your car to a mechanic because it makes a funny sound you will not be able to demonstrate it for the mechanic, nor will you be able to describe it.” Of course after the first check it was silent and sounded normal. A few hours later the customer returned, “it’s doing it now!” I checked it over and from outside you could hear a faint hum, while inside it was really loud and coming from the boot. I opened the boot and found an aftermarket speaker (sub-woofer) vibrating its self to pieces. I unplugged the speaker and all was silent again. Easy fix! A second issue was described as a long metallic ‘brrrrrrrrr donk’ when sharply accelerating or braking hard. We completed a road test with the customer and traced the noise to beside the left rear seat. This repair actually took a while to trace, but it ended up being a marble which had fallen under the rear seat, and was rolling along a floor rail, back and forth, as the car started and stopped. Totally bizarre! Another customer presented her car with a loud ‘vibrating whistle’ at around 60-80kph, Off we went for a drive and sure enough it started at 50kph and was constant up to about 70kph. We turned round to head back to the workshop, and it didn’t make a noise?? So we did another U-turn and sure enough 50kph off it went - then back to the workshop and nothing. This one did take a lot of driving around, but it ended being a loose windscreen trim and at a certain speed it would let loose and vibrate. It was also wind direction affected, so if you were driving into a head wind it would vibrate sooner. The last complaint we get at the start of every summer. “My car is leaking water. It’s clear and when it dries it leaves a stain on the garage floor”. Most of the time we can fix this fault over the phone without even seeing the car. Every vehicle with air conditioning will have a drain under the vehicle to let out condensation caused by the cooling process. This drips out onto the garage floor and mixes with the dirt and oil on the garage floor. It’s not unusual for a puddle the size of a dinner plate to form after a long drive on a hot day. But if the fluid is green, red or yellow and never really evaporates, then get it checked ASAP! At Darfield Automotive we still have pre-holiday service spots available, call us for an appointment and don’t forget we offer free pickups from West Melton and Kirwee townships.

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...continued from front page. The next stage (102km - 2,700 metre vertical) saw the best day of competition for Simon and Greg, teams started and finished in Alexandra. The boys had a blast even though it was tough and this day they finished 43rd out of the 270 teams that were competing. Next up was the Alexandra to Bannockburn stage (79km - 3,000 metre) this was a very challenging stage for this team, at the 40km mark Greg had a bad crash heading downhill at great speed. He was so determined to finish this stage of the race and he knew he had unfortunately broken his ribs, but the determination got him through to the finish of this stage. On completion Greg went straight to hospital, where it was found that he also had a punctured lung. Greg commented, that it was hard to breathe but he just kept going showing how tough and determined he was, unfortunately this was the competition over for him but this just made Simon more determined to finish the job for both of them. The last day, Bannockburn - Queenstown (86km - 2,600 metre vertical) was a very tough day for Simon, he was very lucky to have his wife Kate and boys fly down in

Simon Earl and Greg Thomspon, who competed in The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage race as a team. the morning to see him at Bungy Bridge which was 30km from the finish, this was a fantastic boost for Simon who hadn’t seen his family for a week while he had been racing in the toughest Stage race he had ever done. “They are amazing support,” Simon commented. “The amazing sense of achievement was pretty cool, I knew I had a bit of mental toughness but not this much. I would definitely do this again for sure but who knows when,” Simon concluded. The Pioneer started and finished in the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown, the six incredible days of racing links together the best back country riding in the South Island. The course included a mix of local trials, farm tracks, New Zealand Cycle Trails and single tracks. It sent competitors deep into remote back country where they really discovered what it meant

to be a Pioneer, climbing big cl i mb s, a s c o mp e t it or s ascended onto tussock covered hills, traverse mountain ranges, explored secluded valleys and revived the spirit of the original pioneers. The terrain varied each day and really let the competitors see what they, their team mate and bike were made of. This was a non-technical course but one of the most important assets for the competitors was their lungs as the climbs ranged from 1,1003,500 metres and covered between 21-101km for each stage. Luckily for competitors the course was marked so they could just concentrate on the gruelling task at hand. Check points and aid stations were scattered around the course to keep these tough competitors on track and well looked after. Well done to all those who competed in this prestigious event. ROLLESTON LAW

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Darfield’s Steve Roberts crosses the finish line in the 115 kilometre Enduro class, to come first overall in the event. The Bridge to Bridge mountain bike event is actually two events held at two separate times of the year. The original Bridge to Bridge has just taken place, Sunday December 2nd, on the South Bank of the Waimakariri River (from the Waimakariri Gorge Bridge to State Highway One Bridge), while the Bridge to Bridge ‘North’ is held in June, on the North Bank of the Waimakariri River. Last weekend’s event saw four mountain bike rides held on the day; the traditional 58 kilometre ride from the Gorge, a 30 kilometre ride from The Willows, a 12 kilometre Recreational Ride from Haul Road and an Enduro of 115 kilometres going up the North Bank of the River and back down the South Bank, all finishing at Whites Crossing. Categories were set so as to cater for everyone, young old, middle aged, athlete, weekend warrior or first time rider. The event is touted as being heaps of fun and with spot prizes, as well as age group category prizes meaning there’s a good chance of being rewarded for effort. There were some notable results from locals competing, amongst them was first placegetter in the 115 kilometre Enduro Mountain Bike category (and also first place overall) Darfield’s Steve Roberts. Roberts Steve’s two daughters Charlotte and Anna also had great results in the 30 kilometre (first place) and 12 kilometre respectively.

Left: Darfield’s Warren Thomas and Nicole Sarginson cross the finish line in the 115 kilometre Enduro class. Also in the 115 kilometre enduro class was Nicole Sarginson, Sarginson who came in at second place and Warren Thomas at 18th. In separate categories of the 30 kilometre race Suzanne Meager came in

at second and Scott McIlroy at first. The News congratulates all those from the area who took part, placed or not - a huge achievement to ride such distances!

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It was definitely a proud parent moment for Bridget and Jack Carter last Sunday, December 2nd as they watched their son Nathan mount the podium to receive a gold medal. To received the medal Nathan ran in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Road Race competing in the para athlete section. “It was a lovely overcast morning,” reported Bridget, “perfect weather conditions for running,” she added. The race started and finished at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr stadium and there were eight runners in Nathan’s section and they started alongside a field of fifty other competitors. “N athan was the on ly representative from Darfield high school and he proudly brought home a gold medal,” Bridget commented. He was well up in the middle pack of the runners and came in at a time of 7 minutes 16 seconds for two kilometres, which was a personal best,” she added.

Shortly after the race the medal ceremony took place in the Stadium with Nathan saying to his mother, Bridget that he was ‘super-proud’!

“This was a huge, proud moment for our family,” Bridget said, “his determination continues to inspire us.”

Nathan’s long legs and determination saw him achieve a goldmedal winning performance last weekend.

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Arhh the 8me of year. Christmas is here. Happy Christmas to you & yours. We all want the best we can when purchasing gi=s for people. The best way to choose is to Google the product that you want ie. Laptop computer. Don’t forget to put NZ a=er it then it will look in New Zealand. Once you have that result go through them and see what they say about the thing that you are ge-ng. If you find a common thread then put the common item into the search screen as well. That will give you another lot to look through. When you spy another common thread add that. Do this two or three ,mes and then lastly put ‘buy’ in there and you will see shops that sell the item that you are a=er. Obviously ‘buy Christchurch’ will get you local, rather than na,onal. Let your fingers do the walking. A very Merry Christmas to you all and I hope the New Year bring lots of prosperity and happy surprises for you. Finally, for those who don’t know I’m a fireman at Kirwee and if I don’t show up one day for your job it may be that we’ve had a fire call and that’s what’s keeping me from your door. I will call you when I can to arrange another ,me to visit as soon as I get back from the call-out.

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I can’t believe I’m wri,ng this, with less than three weeks to go ,ll Christmas, how did that happen? Due to the weather condi,ons, most of you will have no,ced the fly popula,on is very low. But be aware, as soon as we get some sun and heat, things will go mad! Some of the ways to keep them away are: • If you have dogs pick up their faeces regularly. • Wash your rubbish bins regularly during the summer season. • Barbecues are normally close to the house, so make sure you keep them clean and clean-up any spills, as well as the fat tray. While families are away on their Christmas holidays it’s a great ,me to have your home treated on the inside for flies and whitetails. The house is empty and there’s no food out. See if you can find a rela,ve or a neighbour to leave your key with and we can treat your home while you are away. If this suits, give us a call for a booking 0800 667 778. If you have an ant problem there are a few things you can do to help keep them at bay also: • Clean any outside sumps which service the kitchen - especially if you have a garbage disposal unit. • Empty indoor food rubbish bins daily and keep them clean. Cut away any trees that are touching your house or roof, especially if your boundary trees are touching your neighbours’ trees. • Again keep wheelie bins clean. • Don’t leave cat and dog food out, put it away a=er feeding. Because ant control can be very expensive we have wri2en a pamphlet on ant control and can supply you with products we know work, once you know how to do it. Being on the spot with the right gear is the most effec,ve method of control. Call us at 0800 667 778 for a kit. Thank you all for your con,nued support and we wish you all a happy and safe Christmas. Regards

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On Sunday afternoon, December 2nd, the Malvern School of Music hosted fourteen talented, local, music students, to play one of their 2018 exam pieces, to an appreciative audience at Trinity Church, Darfield. Adele Langlands Langlands, Cecilia Pascoe and Pauline Sewell were pleased to be able to give an opportunity for these students to play to their family, friends and local supporters in recognition of all the many hours of practice that goes in to sitting exams.

Pauline Sewell Back L to R: Beryl Lawrence (Grade 3 Cello Distinction); Cecilia Pascoe (Grade 7 Cello Merit); Henry Holdem-Bluck (Grade 7 Violin Merit & Piano Pass); Thomas Holdem-Bluck (Grade 1 Piano Distinction); Ethan Spence (Grade 2 Piano result to come); James Stead; Ellen Walters (Recital for year 2 Performance Paper in Cello at Otago University); Front L to R: Cameron Newell (Grade 4 Piano Merit); Courtney Newell (Grade 6 Piano Pass); Emily Waters (Grade 3 Violin Merit); Aiko Sakurai (NCEA Piano Level 2 Ex); Claire Langlands (Grade 5 Piano result to come); Katherine Hadler (NCEA Piano Level 1 Performance Ex); Esther Choi (Grade 5 Violin Merit). Additional results: James Stead, Ethan Spence and Claire Langlands NCEA Group Performance Level 1 Ex. Absent: Emma Ozanne (Grade 2 Piano Merit); Ann-Maree Ozanne (Grade 3 Piano Merit); Beatrice McGlashen (Grade 2 Violin Merit); Issy Kennedy (Grade 3 Flute result to come).

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For the third year running Selwyn District Libraries are promoting a district foodbank drive, with proceeds being donated to the Ellesmere Foodbank. This community organisation supports all residents of Selwyn in times of need. All contributions are much appreciated, so please visit the Darfield Library and add to their ‘Cantastic Tree’. Donations of canned goods are welcomed, they must be non-perishable with the original label and within the best before date. In previous years over 1000 cans have been donated across all libraries and it would be fabulous to match or surpass this number. Cans can be donated until December 19th at the local library and service centre.

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WEED SPRAYING Godfrey Pest Management Limited Saturday’s respite from the rain saw a good crowd turn out to enjoy a community Christmas picnic in Coalgate. Bouncy castles for the children and the chance to catch up with friends and neighbours were all part of the successful event. Not to mention the always popular appearance of Santa Claus (with gifts) and it was reported the homemade cinnamon rolls on the food table were a hit too! Organisers thanked everyone who came along and enjoyed the entertainment, wished them all Merry Christmas - proving just what a great community, Coalgate is.

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Recently the Malvern Primary and Intermediate Schools Athletic Championships were held. This was a very successful event with six records being broken in the primary section and eight in the intermediate section. The students who have been s elected for the Canterbury Championships will have competed on Wednesday, December 5th.

Yr5 Boys Toby Thwaites, James Lopas, Dustin Rowlands, Cameron Cridge

PRIMARY SCHOOL CANTERBURY SELECTIONS: Long Jump: Yr5 - Stella Sanders (Darfield) Toby Thwaites (Hororata) Yr6 - Brooke Ebdon-Collings (Greendale) Riley McNae (Darfield) High Jump: Yr 5 - Eva Gregorini (Darfield) Declan Chaffey (Darfield) Yr 6 - Suzie Scales (Sheffield) Lucas Tapa-Wither (Greendale) Shot Put: Yr6- Brooke Ebdon-Collings (Greendale) Phoenix Kokaua-Lush (Darfield) Discus: Yr6 - Brooke Ebdon-Collings (Greendale) Henry Pratt (Sheffield) Short Sprints: Yr5 - Libby Lyons (Sheffield) James Lopas (Darfield) Yr6 - Barbie Badua (Sheffield) Lucas Tapa-Withers (Greendale) Long Sprints: Yr5 - Maddison McPherson (Greendale) Toby Thwaites (Hororata) Yr6 - Sara Hefferon (Darfield) Tahu Walker (Windwhistle) Distance Run: Yr5 - Tia-lee Miller (Hororata) Gus Ferguson (Sheffield) Yr6-Sara Hefferon (Darfield) Jimmy Ferguson (Sheffield) Relay Teams: Yr5 Girls Libby Lyons, Maddison McPherson, Lani Atulolu, Stella Sanders

Records that were broken:

Yr6 Girls Barbie Badua, Suzie Scales, Sara Hefferon, Brooke Ebdon-Collings Yr6 Boys Lucas Tapa-Wither, Tahu Walker, Nikau Davies, Riley McNae.

DARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL INTERMEDIATE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONS: Yr7 Boys - Samuel McConnell Yr7 Girls - Jody McCarthyDempsey Yr7 Girls Reserve - Thrixy Badua Yr8 Boys - Cole Atutolu Yr8 Boys Res - Casey Taylor Yr8 Girls - Lily ChampionSmith and Zara Mclean.

Long Jump Yr5 Toby Thwaites, 3.65 Yr6 Brooke Ebdon-Collins, 3.88 Yr7 Jody McCarthy-Dempsey, 4.44, old record 4.14(2002) Yr8 Cole Atutolu, 4.88, old record 4.77 (1983) High Jump Yr5 Declan Chaffey, 1.16 Yr6 Lucas Tapa Wither, 1.20 Yr7 Jody McCarthy-Dempsey, 1.35, old record 1.30 (2017) Yr8 Cole Atutolu, 1.47, old record 1.46 (1989) Discus Yr6 Brooke Ebdon-Collins, 20.23 Yr7 Jody McCarthy-Dempsey 26.49, old record 22.96 (2018) 1000 metres Yr5 Gus Ferguson, 3.50 100 metres Yr7 Thrixy Badua, 14.35 sec, old record 14.48sec (2002) Shot Put Yr7 Jody McCarthy-Dempsey, 9.76, old record 9.748 (2017) Yr8 (2kg)Kirsty McCarthy-Dempsey, 10.18


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KIMBER RURAL FENCING FENCING By Lucinda Jarvis. Results: Students placed in the Year 7 boys - 91 competitors The annual Sports Canterbury Triathlon for primary and intermediate students was held at Pegasus Town on Wednesday, November 28th. This event always attracts a large number of entries and this year was no different. Students have to swim, bike and run as an individual competitor. This event is often an exciting competition for students as it can be a first for many of them swimming in a lake. Students put a lot of time into getting fit for this competition.

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The Government’s $40m investment in the award-winning TranzAlpine scenic train will bring thousands more tourists onto the West Coast each year, creating jobs and enabling other tourism ventures, KiwiRail Acting Chief Executive Todd Moyle said. The investment, announced by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones last week, includes adding a further two passenger carriages and a new premium service to the train, which links with the Coastal Pacific’s premium service announced last week. “The TranzAlpine already makes a significant contribution to the West Coast economy, bringing 82,000 passengers into Greymouth each year which supports around 400 local jobs,” Todd added. “Over the summer peak the service is often booked out, so Government support to add two more 63-seat carriages and introduce a new premium carriage is great news for the West Coast. “We expect that close to 120,000 passengers will be using the expanded TranzAlpine service within a decade. The many millions of dollars more those people will spend in the region is expected to support about 290 new local jobs. “The Greymouth, Arthur’s Pass and Christchurch stations will also be improved and KiwiRail will be investing in upgrading our reservation systems and in

international marketing for the premium service. “The TranzAlpine passenger business has grown by 90% over the past five years, with February and March this year being record months for ticket sales. “The new premium services on the TranzAlpine, and Coastal Pacific which will offer more space and high-quality food and beverages to go along with

8th Thomas Watson(Weedons) 24th Joe Cookson (DHS) Year 5 boys - 86 competitors 30th Charlie Blackburn (DHS) 10th Dustin Rowlands (Hor) 49th Robinson Logan 11th Toby Thwaites (Hor) (Weedons) 29th Noah Watson (Weedons) Year 7 girls - 63 competitors Year 5 girls - 61 competitors 7th Holly Smith(DHS) 12th Josie Roycroft (West Mel) 23rd Kiana Buechele (DHS) 20th Poppy Freeman (Hor) 36th Kimberley Harris (DHS) 28th Georgia McNeill (Weedons) Year 8 boys - 67 competitors 46th Mia Helps (West Melton) 15th Dylan Butler (DHS) Year 6 boys - 112 competitors 22nd Ben Smith (DHS) 28th Buz Blain (West Melton) 42nd James Willats (West Mel) 41st Blake Booth(Hororata) Year 8 girls - 62 competitors Year 6 girls - 72 competitors 2nd Isla McPherson (West Mel) 8th Zoe Parker (Hororata) 20th Charlise Miller (DHS) 9th Sophia Voice (West Mel) 39th Rory Perrin (DHS). The students listed are from 12th Jessie Smith(Hororata) Congratulations to all the local Selwyn primary and 37th Riley Youngman-Mark (Kir) students from Selwyn who also intermediate school’s. 50th Ellie Flett (Hororata) competed in the Triathlon.

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the world-renowned scenery, will allow us to tap into the fast growing, international highvalue travel market, and deliver even more benefits for the West Coast. “KiwiRail will also be working with tourism agencies and operators on the West Coast to develop itineraries that connect TranzAlpine passengers with other tourism experiences and accommodation.”

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Over sixty events are coming to the district as part of the Summer in Selwyn event programme, kicking off in December and continuing until late March. Selwyn residents will have received the Summer in Selwyn events guide in the mail recently. There is something for everyone to enjoy this summer in Selwyn. Council-run events include two outdoor movies at Lincoln and Leeston and two drive-in movies at Rolleston and Darfield, starting with the Christmas classic movie Elf on December 16th. Council Senior Events and Recreation Advisor Dave Tippett said there is something for everyone to enjoy this summer in Selwyn. “Summer events are fun for the whole family and help make Selwyn a great place to live by connecting people to their community,” he added. “We are proud to present a fantastic line up again this summer, with a great range of community-organised events on offer as well.” • Pool Parties will include a special Christmas Pool Party at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, as well as events at the community pools in Darfield, Southbridge and, for the first time, Sheffield. • The ever popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic will return to Rolleston Community Centre and Rolleston Reserve jam-packed with family fun. • Picnic in the Park events and Summer Skate/Scooter Jams are coming to eight locations around the district, while a new event - Summer 3X3 Basketball Jam – encourages anyone to jump into a game and have a go. • Other entertainment includes live music at local parks with A Month of Sundays in February. Residents can bring a picnic and relax while listening to an outstanding line-up of our local talented musicians at the Lincoln Green. • A number of Selwyn District Libraries events are also taking place over summer including craft and story book workshops, Summer Reading Bingo and games challenges spurring on multi-generational fun. • A great range of community-organised events are on offer too including Christmas parades, fêtes and picnics, and fitness-related events.

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The Premier T20 competition got underway on Saturday, December 1st and is where two games are played in one day. Darfield's first game was played against Weedons at Kirwee where stand-in captain Sean Carston won the toss and put Weedons into bat. An up and down innings saw Weedons post 140 runs from their twenty overs with Chris Warner taking 2/25 and Anoop Surendran 3/21. The chase began well until an untidy run-out slowed the innings. Chris Warner made 61

Results 1st December 2018 Match of the Day: Stableford 1st: C Banks & D Gibbons 3rd: S Jeffs 41 4th: G Hawker 5th: B Nahkies 39 6th: G Heffernan & J Johnson Nearest to the Pins: Pins #3: W Watson #9: G Hawker #13: C Banks

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with the Darfield bowlers finding another level of intensity resulting in Kaiapoi only scoring one run from the first three overs. Toby Kars and Tim Hauschild in particular, bowled with discipline. A low total of 108 never looked enough and Darfield can thank some improved catching and ground fielding for that. The chase was made to look easy as Alister Collins paced his scoring to finish on 45 not-out After a short break the next with help from Sean Carston game against Kaiapoi, at the who added an aggressive 23 same ground, got underway runs and the ever nimble Simon runs including five sixes. It was left to the tail to scamper towards the target. A straight six down the ground from Callum Bettington in the final over got them close but with two required from the last ball numbers 10 and 11 could only scamper a single and the scores were tied. Weedons however take the points based on count-back, because they lost fewer wickets.

Results 30th November 2018 Men: 1st: K Kibler, P Abrahams, K Vailuu 4th: M TeWha, M Inch, P Arcus 7th: G Oakley, N Penny 9th: M Gall

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Ladies: Ladies 1st: F Taylor 31 2nd: L Palmer 24 3rd: B Bryant 22 Two’s: P Arcus Straight Drive: Drive M Inch Closest to Pins: Pins Men: Men P Arcus & K Vailuu Ladies: Ladies A Laidlaw, F Taylor Hard Luck: Luck R Abbott November Twilight Average: Average M Gall

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TARGET RIFLE 800 yds 800 yds TOTAL Daniel Alexander 48.03 50.05 98.08 Charlie Ledbrook 45.00 46.043 91.03 F CLASS Mark Alexander 54.03 46.01 100.04 Peter Carter 48.01 44.00 92.01 For further details see the Malvern Rifle Club’s Facebook page.

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Results 1st December 2018 Match of the Day: Brown Bros Cup R4 & Summer Stableford R3 Best Gross: A Inch 74 Gross 1st: J Hicks 46 2nd: D Smith 43 3rd: S Prendergast 43 4th: P McOscar 41 5th: G Thomas 40 6th: S Oliver 40 7th: D Platt 38 8th: J Morten 37 Closest to the Pins: Pins #2in2: P McOscar #6: S Oliver #11: A Sime #14: K Kibler #17: A Sime

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Unusual conditions greeted shooters at the Malvern Rifle Club Range on December 1st - bright sunshine. Despite the sunshine, shooting was restricted to 800 yards again due to the wet ground conditions closer to the targets. The north easterly wind blew down the range from the targets with frequent changes of strength and direction. With some Club shooters competing in Wellington the small number of shooters present enjoyed their afternoon shoot. Congratulations to Daniel Alexander shooting his first ‘50’ at 800 yards since converting to the Target Rifle Class. First of many we hope.

Edwards with 31 not out. Darfield's next T20 games are against Sefton at Sefton, then Leeston-Southbridge at Dudley Park Rangiora, on Saturday, December 8th.

Hororata Museum & Cotons’ Cottage

DHS Out of Zone Applica,ons close today 5:30pm

Social Bowls - All ages welcome

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Christmas Picnic In The Park

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9th Dec

10:00am EARLY Adver8sing Deadline for 14th December Xmas Issue # 2

11th Dec


Kirwee Community Hall AGM

Kirwee Community Hall

11th Dec


Glenroy Collie Club AGM

Coalgate Tavern

11th Dec


Malvern Collie Club AGM

Sheffield Hotel

13th Dec


Kirwee Rugby Club Christmas Thirsty Thursday

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14th Dec

10:00am EARLY Adver8sing Deadline for 20th December Xmas Issue # 3

14th Dec


Social Bowls - All ages welcome

Kirwee Bowling Club

16th Dec


The Shearing Shed Christmas Party

Terrace Surf & Turf Bar

17th Dec


Xmas Euchre

Kirwee Community Hall

20th Dec

12:00pm Malvern News office closing for 2018

21st Dec


Farewell for Reg & Cheryl Riki & Family

Sheffield Pavilion

25th Dec

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

The Oaks of Darfield

5-10 Jan

Methven Summer School

14th Jan


Malvern News office opening for 2019

30th Jan


Rolleston News Deadline for 6th February Issue

14th Feb

Twilight Netball begins today

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A Community & Public Farewell to

Reg & Cheryl Riki & Family Friday evening, 21st December 2018 At the Sheffield Pavilion, Starting at 6:30pm After 25 years as Sheffield Publicans & over 30 years in the Sheffield community. They are now moving on to the next chapter in their lives.

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ELVY, JAMES ELLIS The family would like to thank relatives & friends who travelled to be with them, to everyone who called in, phoned, sent flowers, cards & baking, everyone who attended James’ Memorial Service, the Coalgate Bowling Club for allowing us the use of their clubrooms & providing refreshments. Special thanks to Darfield Fire Brigade and St John Ambulance

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CARPET/Window Cleaning. NEED carpet? Go local! CARPET Very competitive pricing, Thorough job, good price, seldom beaten. 30 years q u i c k d r y i n g . H i g h l y servicing this area. In home recommended. Ph/text Robert sample service, also repairs anytime on 027 299 9599. and installations. Phone COMPUTERS Alan Roberts 021 227 2080. SELWYN Computers - For all CATTERY aspects of home and business ANGEL Cats Boarding Cattery, computer repairs, sales and Oxford. Love & cuddles service or for some friendly galore! Pick-up & delivery. advice. Phone 03 318 8800. Check us out on Facebook @angelcatscattery or w ww . a n g e lc a t s .b i z C a l l Sarah 03 312 1452 / 0210 424 367 or email CHURCH NOTICES

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20/6/82 - 4/12/17 At the 1 year anniversary of Aimee’s passing, Aaron, Archie, Beau and Family would like to pass on their heartfelt thanks to everybody in our wonderful community who helped us during Aimee’s illness & have continued to offer support over the last year. It’s at times like these when one really appreciates the words ‘tightknit community’, we are truly blessed to be part of one. There are too many of you to thank individually, however, your kindness & generosity will never be forgotten.

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Daily On Site Sales & Servicing

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and a note explaining that you think he could stand to lose a few pounds. While he's in the house, go find his sleigh and write him a speeding ,cket. Leave him a note, explaining that you've gone away for the holidays. Ask if he would mind watering your plants. While he's in the house, replace all his reindeer with exact replicas. Then wait and see what happens when he tries to get them to fly. Keep an angry bull in your living room. If you think a bull goes crazy when he sees a li2le red cape, wait un,l he sees that big, red Santa suit! Build an army of mean-looking snowmen on the roof, holding signs that say "We hate Christmas," and "Go away Santa" Leave a note by the telephone, telling Santa that Mrs. Claus called and wanted to remind him to pick up some milk and a loaf of bread on his way home. Set a bear trap at the bo2om of the chimney. Wait for Santa to get caught in it, and then explain that you're sorry, but from a distance, he looked like a bear. While he's in the house, find the sleigh and sit in it. As soon as he comes back and sees you, tell him that he shouldn't have missed that last payment, and take off.

Issue 870 - Friday 7th December 2018  
Issue 870 - Friday 7th December 2018